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 By Josh Kelly    Outdoors

Biologist Looks Back at County's Decade in Conservation

With the 2010's wrapping up, you're going to see lots of "best of the decade" lists. This is probably the only one you will see for conservation achievements in Transylvania... — Updated 12/17/2019


Destination Hike: Canebrake Trail in Gorges State Park

When people hear Gorges State Park, they normally think of Rainbow Falls and Turtleback Falls. While these two vistas certainly are beautiful to look at, they tend to get crowded... — Updated 11/25/2019

 By Derek McKissock    News

TDA Report: Accommodation Revenues Doubled – Transylvania County, NC

In the 2011/12 fiscal year, slightly more than $9 million in accommodation revenues was reported in Transylvania County, while this past fiscal year that number had jumped to more... — Updated 10/24/2019


In High School, Nguyen Discovered New Species

Connestee Falls scholarship recipient and 2019 Brevard High School graduate John Nguyen participated in his first science fair when he was in fourth grade. At the time he was still... — Updated 9/18/2019

 By Derek McKissock    News

Impact Of County's Strategic Plan Discussed – Transylvania County, NC

Recently, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners held a workshop to discuss the county’s strategic plan, which includes goals and strategies that guide county departments in their day-to-day actions and, in particular,... — Updated 8/21/2019


Larry Norman Thomas

Larry Norman Thomas, 79, of Quebec, passed away quietly in his sleep at his home, Neal Thomas Place, on June 10, 2019.  Larry was the eighth child born to the late Larry O’Neal a... — Updated 7/10/2019


Larry Thomas

Larry Thomas was the eighth child born to the late Larry O’Neal and Norma Chappell Thomas inside the current Gorges State Park. He went peacefully to join lost loved ones at the... — Updated 7/3/2019


Arboretum To Host Youth Science Program At Gorges State Park

The North Carolina Arboretum, a 434-acre public garden headquartered in Asheville and an affiliate of the University of North Carolina System, has announced a new partnership with... — Updated 6/24/2019


Strategic Plan Will Guide County Tourism Efforts-Transylvania County, NC

On June 4, Transylvania County Tourism (TCT) hosted tourism partners and area stakeholders at a community presentation of TCT’s new strategic plan that will guide work for countywide tourism from 2020 to 2024. In October 2018, th... — Updated 6/14/2019


Picturing The Past: Preserving Transylvania's Burial Grounds And Cemeteries - Transylvania County, NC

Picturing the Past has looked at organizations that work to preserve local history and heritage during Preservation Month. One group many people do not think of in connection with preservation is the Transylvania County Cemetery... — Updated 5/27/2019

 By Park Baker    Outdoors

Destination Hike: Upper Bearwallow Falls

This week’s outdoor destination is Upper Bearwallow Falls in Gorges State Park. Bearwallow Creek meets the Toxaway River after flowing five miles through the state park. In that... — Updated 5/21/2019


Gorges To Host Second Art In The Park

The Friends of Gorges State Park is sponsoring its second annual Art in the Park on Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19. This event is part of the Experience Gorges series of programs which offers the public a wide variety of... — Updated 5/13/2019


Muddy Sneakers' Day Camp Moving To REEB Ranch

Children from around western North Carolina have a new way to experience the joy of being outside this summer as Muddy Sneakers' award-winning day camp moves to the REEB Ranch.... — Updated 4/29/2019


Belk's Spring Charity Sale Returns On May 4

Just in time for spring, the Belk Charity Sale returns offering customers exclusive discounts on top designer brands and the opportunity to support local charities in Brevard. This shopping event will take place on Saturday, May... — Updated 4/29/2019


Bike Community Challenged To Make Plan Work

The many cyclists and mountain bikers who helped fill the Board of Commissioners’ chambers Monday were challenged to help the county realize the goals and recommendations laid out in the draft Transylvania County Bicycle Plan.... — Updated 4/24/2019

 By Matt McGregor    News

Rescue Made On Horsepasture River

A close call on the Horsepasture River in Gorges State Park led to a successful rescue of two people who were caught in rapid, high waters on Tuesday. According to Katie Hall, the public information officer for N.C. State Parks,... — Updated 4/17/2019


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... — Updated 2/18/2019


Meteorologist To Discuss Record-Breaking Rainfall

This past year ended with record rainfall totals across much of North Carolina and the entire southeastern United States. At the Asheville Airport about 80 inches of precipitation was recorded in 2018 — a new record. In Transylva... — Updated 1/30/2019

 By Derek McKissock    News

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... — Updated 1/30/2019

 By Park Baker    News

Officials Concerned By Dead Deer In East Fork Area

Sixteen shot dead deer were found recently, left on the side of the road in the East Fork community, according to David Whitmire. Whitmire, owner of Headwaters Outfitters and chair... — Updated 1/21/2019

 By Park Baker    News

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... — Updated 1/15/2019


First Day Hikes Break State Park Records

First Day Hikes offered at all of North Carolina's state parks on New Year's Day brought a record 3,859 people to join 57 guided hikes across the state. Mild, dry weather made the... — Updated 1/7/2019


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... — Updated 12/31/2018

 By Park Baker    Outdoors

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... — Updated 10/29/2018


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.... — Updated 10/8/2018


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