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Conserving Carolina Has Protected More Than 45,000 Acres

Conserving Carolina protected another 1,070 acres in 2018, bringing the total acreage that the land trust has helped protect to more than 45,000 acres. These protected lands are located in Transylvani...

 

DuPont State Recreational Forest Grows By 402 Acres

Last week, Conserving Carolina transferred 402 acres of land to the N.C. Forest Service to expand DuPont State Recreational Forest (DSRF). This tract helps to conserve key headwater streams along the...

 

Cedar Mountain News

Library Bookmobile The bookmobile comes to the Cedar Mountain Community Center every second Thursday of the month from 4 until 6 p.m. Mark your calendars, so you don’t miss it. The next stop is Thur...

 

County Park Decision Delayed

The Transylvania County Board of Commissioners voted to extend the due diligence period to Oct. 31 on whether to buy the roughly 55 acres behind the Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club off Gallimore Road in Brevard. During their regular meeting Monday, com...

 

Muddy Sneakers Wins Best Of The Blue Ridge Awards

Muddy Sneakers, an outdoor science education program, recently received two Best of the Blue Ridge awards. Blue Ridge Outdoors announced in its January issue that Muddy Sneakers took top honors in...

 

Cedar Mountain News

SoupCook-Off By Patty Stahl A large and hungry crowd gathered at the Cedar Mountain Community on Saturday evening to enjoy soup, salad, bread and desserts. Fifteen wonderful cooks brought and entered...

 
 By Park Baker    News    January 24, 2019

DuPont Forest Receives Another Land Donation - Transylvania County, NC

The Conservation Fund, an environmental non-profit, has conveyed 778.5 acres owned by the Pickelsimer estate to the state, with the property becoming part of DuPont State Recreational Forest, likely...

 

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...

 

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