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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...

 

Spencer To Discuss Nantahala National Forest At Transylvania County Library

The 2018 Bag Lunch Arts Series continues in October with a presentation by author and naturalist Marci Spencer as she reveals the history and splendor of the Nantahala National Forest. The program begins at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 16, in the Rogow...

 

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...

 

Burrows Closes Chapter In Service To County - Brevard NC

Described as an advocate for the citizen, with a tireless commitment to the community, Mark Burrows closed a 30-year chapter of service to Transylvania County residents at a reception at Brevard...

 

Tourism Officials Reveal New Branding - Brevard NC

During a reception on Thursday, the Transylvania County Tourism Development Authority (TDA) unveiled a new brand to support the organization's marketing efforts. People from across the area attended t...

 

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...

 

Matthew Bailey To Study Science At UNC

Shortly after Matthew Bailey graduated from Brevard High School this year, his research was the subject of an article entitled "Finding a Natural Source of Medicine in Waterfall Plants." The article...

 

T.I.M.E. 4 Real Science Students Conduct Authentic Research

When you think of western medicine, you would not necessarily think of herbs or other plant sources. However, three high school students from rural Brevard believe there are novel sources of natural...

 

Flier Focus: Waterfall Safety - Brevard NC

As part of the Transylvania County Tourism Development Authority's (TCTDA) ongoing effort to raise awareness about waterfall safety, inserted in this edition of The Transylvania Times is a flier...

 
 By Park Baker    News    July 26, 2018

Park Visitor Numbers Hold Steady -Brevard NC

Visitation numbers to public lands in Transylvania County are up this year, but not by much, according to local land managers. The Davidson River corridor remains one of the most visited areas of the region, according to U.S. Forest Service public in...

 
 By Park Baker    News    July 19, 2018

More Steps Taken To Prevent Waterfall Fatalities In Area

In an attempt to prevent another death at Rainbow Falls, the U.S. forest service and Gorges State Park have installed new signage at the trailhead leading from Gorges State Park to the Horsepasture...

 

Wayfinding Signs Placed In Key Spots Around County

New wayfinding signs are appearing all over Transylvania County thanks to grants from the Appalachian Regional Commission and the county's Tourism Development Authority (TDA). The project was...

 

Local Students Represent N.C. At The International Science And Engineering Fair

Throughout the 2017-18 school year, millions of students worldwide competed in local and school-sponsored science fairs. The winners of these events advanced to participate in regional and state fairs...

 

Waterfall Safety Press Event Rescheduled To June 13 - Brevard

The waterfall safety press event that was postponed because of last week’s flooding has been rescheduled for 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 13, in Pisgah National Forest at Cove Creek Group Campground. This event is sponsored by the Transylvania County...

 

Picturing The Past: Historical Perspective Of Hogback Township

Hogback is one of eight townships in Transylvania County. It covers approximately 60 square miles in the southwestern potion of the county. The area is bordered by Jackson County to the west and...

 

Staged Waterfall Rescue Planned At Cove Creek

With vacationers arriving throughout outdoor destinations in western North Carolina, park, forest and emergency management leaders will gather to talk about waterfall safety at 10 a.m., Thursday, at Cove Creek Group Campground in Pisgah National...

 
 By Matt McGregor    Arts    May 14, 2018

Extras Try To 'Survive' During Filming At PARI

A father treks through an abandoned, once top-secret military compound looking for his wife and daughter. A quiet, ominous cloud of desperation has fallen over this new, brutal world in which people...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    April 30, 2018

Robert McGraw Takes Over Gorges' Leadership

New Gorges State Park Superintendent Robert McGraw has taken the torch of leadership from Steve Pagano, who was the first superintendent of the 8,000-acre park, retiring recently after 19 years. McGra...

 

Church Activities

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian This Sunday at Brevard-Davidson River, the youth of the church will be leading worship on the theme, “Called By God.” We will explore the call stories of Samuel, Isaiah and others as our young people seek to...

 
 By Park Baker    News    April 5, 2018

Pagano Saying Goodbye To Gorges, For Now

Steve Pagano's career began about 30 years ago with trail building, and at the end of April it will conclude with trail building. The past 19 years were spent as the first superintendent of Gorges...

 

Guest Column: Fire Chiefs Disagree With Flat Tax Proposal

This letter is written to express the collective opinions of the Transylvania County Fire Chiefs Association about the best approach to fund and continue improving fire, rescue and EMS services in Transylvania County. Below we provide some important...

 

Movie Making Spotlight Shines On Transylvania

Filming has been going on in Brevard and Rosman on "The Righteous," a horror movie directed by local filmmaker James Suttles and starring Academy Awards nominee Eric Roberts. Tammy Hopkins, the...

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News    January 22, 2018

Chamber Recognizes Businesses, Others During Gala

It was a night of celebration Saturday at Brevard College’s Porter Center as the Brevard/Transylvania County Chamber of Commerce held its annual gala. The night involved chamber members and officials coming together to recognize achievements of...

 

Joan Susan Lyday Fisher

Joan Susan Lyday Fisher, 64, of Lake Toxaway, passed on Jan. 6, 2018. The daughter of Neil Clarence Lyday and Dorothy Augusta Rice, she was born in Highlands and was raised in the Whitewater community. The eldest of five siblings, she spent her...

 

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...

 

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