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Wildflowers Of DuPont State Forest Talk Set - Brevard, NC

Many interests overlap, and perhaps a common intersection is this area is hiking and wild flowers and gardening. Many people walk extensively in DuPont State Recreational Forest and the Blue Ridge...

 
 By Park Baker    News    January 14, 2019

Shutdown's Impact Being Felt In Transylvania

Over the weekend, the partial government shut-down surpassed the previous 21-day record and its impacts are being felt in Transylvania County, from trail maintenance on public lands to the wallets of...

 

Top Stories Of 2018 In Transylvania Revisited - Brevard NC

Editor's Note: The following are some of the top news stories in Transylvania County in 2018. JANUARY •The city of Brevard announced it was working toward building a replica train depot reminiscent...

 

Flooding Closing Out 2018 - Brevard NC

As of noon, Friday, 4 to 6 inches of heavy rain, which began on Thursday afternoon, drenched Transylvania County, creating significant flooding and road closures. Photos of some of the flooding may...

 

New Cell Tower To Improve Coverage - Brevard NC

County Commissioners unanimously approved a permit variance that will see the replacement of a telecommunications tower on Rich Mountain with a new one, which should significantly increase cell phone coverage in the Cedar Mountain area, including...

 

Snow Storm Causes DSRF Trail Closures Until Further Notice - Brevard NC

In response to heavy snow accumulation, all singletrack trails in DuPont State Recreational Forest will remain closed until further notice. Large amounts of snow created conditions that make many of the forest trails susceptible to damage from trail...

 

DuPont's Single-Track Trails Will Be Closed Sunday-Brevard NC

In response to predicted heavy snow accumulation, officials at DuPont State Recreational Forest (DSRF) will close single track trails on Sunday, Dec. 9. Large amounts of snow will create conditions that make many of the Forest trails susceptible to...

 

Connestee Fire Rescue Equipped With Drone To Better Serve

Game-changing drone technology in fire prevention and search and rescue came to Connestee Fire Rescue (CFR) Department earlier this year. A DJI (Da-Jiang Innovations) Matrice 210 Quadcopter (four,...

 

Master Plan Approved For Silvermont Park - Brevard NC

Last week, Transylvania County commissioners approved a final master plan for the Silvermont Park, but the phasing of the work will be decided at a later date. At the commissioners' meeting, Jared...

 

DuPont State Recreation Forest Single-Track Temporarily Closed - Brevard NC

Officials at DuPont State Recreational Forest have closed all single-track trails in response to ongoing precipitation. More than 3 inches of rain, with little drying, over five days are causing wet conditions that make many of the forest trails susc...

 

Fire Officials: Brace For A Smoky Winter

Transylvania County residents, get ready for a potentially smoky winter as much of the Blue Ridge Escarpment is slated for controlled burns between now and the spring. Both Gorges State Park and...

 

Legal Notices: Oct. 29, 2018

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING VARIANCE REQUEST TO TELECOMMUNICATIONS TOWER ORDINANCE OF TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY Notice is hereby given that the Transylvania County Board of Commiss-ioners will conduct a public hearing on a variance request to the...

 

County Disputes Section 8 Rental Amounts - Brevard NC

County officials will reach out again to U.S. Congressman Mark Meadows to help address what they believe are incorrect Fair Market Rents (FMR) issued for Transylvania County by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). As...

 
 By Park Baker    News    October 25, 2018

German Group Sees U.S. Forest Practices Up Close - Brevard NC

Visiting foresters and scientists from Germany recently took a tour of public lands in Transylvania County, and other parts of the southeast U.S., to learn more about public and private land management. Among them were a count, a baron, a member of...

 

Church Activities: Oct. 25, 2018

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian This Sunday, Oct. 28, is Commitment Sunday. Glen Rainsley, author and retired pastor, will bring a message of “Mission Possible.” Sunday worship is at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday school for all ages meets...

 

Legal Notices: Oct. 25, 2018

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING VARIANCE REQUEST TO TELECOMMUNICATIONS TOWER ORDINANCE OF TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY Notice is hereby given that the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners will conduct a public hearing on a variance request to the...

 

Gravel Gambler Kicks Up Dust For Local Cycling Scene

Local cyclists geared up for the Gravel Gambler cross ride this weekend, hoping for some fall color. Their route started at Sycamore Cycles and took them in a loop through DuPont State Recreational...

 

Exploring The Great Outdoors: Hidden Dangers And Common Sense

Twenty years ago, the worst fear you had while bare foot in our streams and forest was broken glass, a pop–top or some rusty metal. Fast forward to today, when just this past week a portable meth...

 

Weekly Outdoor Destination: Key Falls

This week's outdoor destination is Key Falls, located behind the Key Falls Inn off Crab Creek Road. This may be one of the more easily accessible waterfalls in Transylvania County, and while on...

 

Business Leaders: Past And Present

At the end of last month, Ray Simmons passed away. Many newcomers to the county may never have heard of Simmons, but he was an important business leader in this community for decades. After serving in the Army Air Corps in World War II, Simmons...

 

DuPont Forest Festival Launches Next Weekend

On National Public Lands Day – Saturday, Sept. 22 – Friends of DuPont Forest will launch the first ever DuPont Forest Festival, an event celebrating the adventure, wildness and beauty of DuPont State Recreational Forest. Nearly 50 activities...

 

Tourism Development Authority To Unveil New Brand - Brevard NC

The Transylvania County Tourism Development Authority (TDA) will unveil a new brand to support the organization’s marketing efforts at a reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 13, at The Lumberyard on King Street in Brevard. The public is...

 

Local Gamers Find A Home At New Brevard Store – Brevard NC

Whether you’re casting a spell as a wizard, playing a TV-themed version of Monopoly or immersing yourself in some of today’s hottest computer games, a new business that recently opened in College Station in Brevard has a little bit of everything...

 

Brevard College Begins New Year – Brevard NC

Brevard College kicked off the 2018-2019 academic year last week with a slate of events and activities. Community representatives, faculty and staff were on hand to help welcome these new members of...

 
 By Dan DeWitt    Features    August 16, 2018

Rise & Shine Students Enjoy Outdoor Camp

Rise & Shine Neighbors in Ministry is mostly known for its acclaimed after-school tutoring program focused on reading, writing and math. In the future it also may be famous for instructing scholar...

 

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