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 By Josh Kelly    Outdoors    April 16, 2018

The Unique Flora, Fauna Of The Southern Blue Ridge

Geographers call the fantastic area where we live the Southern Blue Ridge. The Southern Blue Ridge is narrow near its northern terminus at Roanoke, Va., but broader southwards, and at its broadest on...

 

Hike To Courthouse Falls With RiverLink And Carolina Mountain Club April 14

Plunging 50 feet, Courthouse Falls is the most dramatic feature of the headwaters of the French Broad River. Hike to the falls with Garrett Artz, executive director of RiverLink, and Marcia Bromberg with the Carolina Mountain Club on April 14....

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    April 9, 2018

Six Road Projects Set For The Next 10 Years

The N.C. Department of Transportation (DOT) has six projects, including improvements to Wilson Road, scheduled over the next 10 years in Transylvania County. The six projects are part of the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). “We are...

 
 By Park Baker    News    April 2, 2018

Forum Focuses On Forest Revisions

Roughly 200 people turned out for the recent panel discussion at the library concerning the future of both Pisgah and Nantahala national forests. The U.S. Forest Service will soon release the first...

 
 By Gary Peeples    Outdoors    April 2, 2018

Endangered Mussel Making Comeback In French Broad

In 1834, a freshwater mussel collected near the convergence of the Swannanoa and French Broad Rivers was recognized as a new species– the Appalachian elktoe. Eighty years later, Carnegie Museum...

 

Wildlife Conservation Recognizes Transylvania Resident David Whitmire

The North Carolina Chapter of the Wildlife Society recently awarded Transylvania County resident David Whitmire with the 2018 Wildlife Conservation Award for his lifetime of dedication to the...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    March 5, 2018

Brevard College Selling Estate Property

Brevard College is selling five parcels of land they acquired from the late Charles Pickelsimer’s estate. “The college’s Board of Trustees decided to sell all the properties acquired through the estate as we have no immediate need for any of...

 

Explore The French Broad Paddle Trail

When you can combine camping and paddling together especially over multi days, life is good. For years one had to travel to other rivers and lakes to enjoy this experience. Today, you can with a...

 

Headwaters Outfitters Announces Paddle Trail Speaker Series - Rosman, NC

The folks at Headwaters Outfitters have years of experience on the French Broad River. Who better to learn from to get your boat out this spring? Join them for presentations March 8 and 10. Headwaters Outfitters announces a partnership with Mountain...

 

Departments Talk Accomplishments, Goals

Transylvania County government departments Tuesday gave their semi-annual reports on accomplishments, trends and goals. The reports were made during the Board of Commissioners’ regular meeting and signaled the beginning of the budget process for...

 
 By Park Baker    News    February 1, 2018

Local Takes Home A Grammy - Brevard, NC

Local musician Travis Book and his band The Infamous Stringdusters shared the Best Bluegrass Album award last week at the Grammy's for their latest album, "Laws of Gravity." Book plays upright bass in...

 

Laura Mae Raxter Green

Laura Mae Raxter Green, of Lake Toxaway, passed from this life to her heavenly home Jan. 27, 2018 at 11:44 a.m. She was the baby daughter of the late Perry Elzie and Reba McGaha Raxter. She was born...

 
 By Park Baker    News    January 25, 2018

Origins Of Cherokee Society Discussed At Meeting

Once called “the principled people,” the Cherokee were the largest tribe of the southern Native Americans. About 25,000 strong, the Cherokee were part of the Five Civilized Tribes, along with the Creek, Choctaw, Chickasaw and the Seminole...

 

County Approves Funds For Landfill Upgrades

Transylvania County commissioners recently approved $447,200 in funding for the Solid Waste Department, and specifically the landfill, to make sure the county remains in compliance, can address major equipment breakdowns and other issues, and to prov...

 

Freezing Temperatures Create Spectacular Views

The freezing temperatures turned the county's rivers, creeks and waterfalls into winter wonderlands....

 

Find Beauty In The Winter Landscape

On true winter days like today, where icy winds carve more precious degrees out of already freezing temperatures, we like to stay inside. We bundle up tight, bracing against chilling gusts just to...

 

Transylvania Records Another Big Year For News (April - June)

Editor's Note: The following are some of the top news stories that appeared in The Transylvania Times during 2017. APRIL •Brevard was selected as a top retirement destination by Where to Retire, a...

 

Transylvania Records Another Big Year For News (July - September)

Editor's Note: The following are some of the top news stories that appeared in The Transylvania Times during 2017. JULY •Sandy Blythe was sentenced to roughly six to eight years in prison after she...

 

Transylvania Records Another Big Year For News (October - December)

Editor's Note: The following are some of the top news stories that appeared in The Transylvania Times during 2017. OCTOBER •The Transylvania County Historical Society announced completion of an...

 

Steve Pagano To Discuss Gorges State Park At The Library

Gorges State Park Superintendent Steve Pagano will present “Gorges State Park — A Work in Progress — Past, Present & Future” at the Discover Natural Transylvania program in the Transylvania County Library Rogow Room on Thursday, Jan. 4, at...

 

Speakers To Discuss Rafting On The French Broad River - Brevard, NC

The December Discover Natural Transylvania program at the Transylvania County Library will feature the Torgerson family’s adventures rafting the French Broad River. The film, which is 75-minutes in length, will be shown in the Rogow Room beginning...

 

Concerns Over Courthouse Project Well Founded

There is a spectrum of beliefs in our society about forests. On one end of the spectrum is the belief that without human intervention forests deteriorate and that all forests need tending by humans....

 

Carson To Speak On French Broad River

French Broad Riverkeeper Hartwell Carson will speak on "The State of the French Broad River Watershed" at the Discover Natural Transylvania program in the Transylvania County Library Rogow Room on...

 

Fall Leaf Report For The Week Of Oct. 19, 2017 - Brevard, NC

This week's Fall Foliage Report is brought to you by Rocky's Grill and Soda Shop & by Rocky's Corner Market Leaf Report Fall colors are expected to be vibrant this weekend along the Blue Ridge Par... Full story

 
 By Park Baker    News    October 19, 2017

Peaks And Creeks Brewery Setting Up In Lumberyard - Brevard, NC

A new brewery, Transylvania County's fourth, is located at the Brevard Lumberyard. Jon Bowman and Tracy Walker are the owners of Peaks and Creeks Brewing. Mountain bike trails and the right location...

 

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