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Commissioners Want Public Lands In County Closed-Brevard NC

During their regular meeting Monday tonight, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners voted to send a letter to the state and federal governments, asking them to close Pisgah National Forest, DuPont State Recreational Forest... — Updated 3/24/2020 Full story

 

See Off News

Last Wednesday, many See Off neighbors were joined by other concerned citizens to gather at the bottom of Becky Mountain to hear more information regarding an investigation into... — Updated 5/20/2020

 
 By Alex Perri    COVID-19

Officials Watch As Crowds Return To Public Lands -Brevard NC

"We're so excited that things are opening back up," said Carol Doherty, a Pisgah Forest resident, Saturday before her bike ride with friend Bonnie Cauthon at the Pisgah Center for... — Updated 5/19/2020

 
 By Staff Reports    COVID-19

Gorges To Open Wednesday, But DuPont Remains Closed-Brevard NC

Gorges State Park will reopen Wednesday after 28 other state parks re-opened partially Saturday. DuPont State Recreational Forest, however, remains closed. Increased access... — Updated 5/13/2020

 

Sycamore Cycles Trail Report

Closures •Gorges State Park is still closed, but plans to reopen park trails and restrooms on May 13. •DuPont State Recreational Forest is still closed to the public, and officials are working on a plan to reopen. •Ivestor... — Updated 5/12/2020

 

Resolution Closing Lodging Facilities Set To Expire-Brevard NC

Today, the March 31 resolution that closed the majority of lodging facilities, including campgrounds and direct-reservation facilities, such as AirBnb and VRBO, in the county will expire, allowing these businesses to again receive... — Updated 4/29/2020

 

Sycamore Cycles Trail Report

Closures •Ivestor Gap, Daniel Ridge Loop, Looking Glass Rock, Slick Rock Falls, Cat Gap, North Face, the Art Loeb (Davidson River to Joel Branch FSR 5002 and Black Balsam Road FSR 816 to Camp Daniel Boone, Moore Cove, Campground... — Updated 4/27/2020

 

Sycamore Cycles Trail Report

Closures •Ivestor Gap, Daniel Ridge Loop, Looking Glass Rock, Slick Rock Falls, Cat Gap, North Face, the Art Loeb (Davidson River to Joel Branch FSR 5002 and Black Balsam Road FSR 816 to Camp Daniel Boone, Moore Cove, Campground... — Updated 4/20/2020

 
 By Alex Perri    Outdoors

How Are You Enjoying The Outdoors Lately?

DuPont State Recreational Forest, Gorges State Park, sections of the Blue Ridge Parkway, the areas of Pisgah National Forest mentioned in the trail report below and camping in... — Updated 4/20/2020

 

Sycamore Cycles Trail Report

Closures •The lower portion of Avery Creek Road (FSR 477) and associated designated campsites are closed. •Looking Glass Falls recreation area is closed. •Pink Beds recreation area is closed. •Coontree recreation area is... — Updated 4/9/2020

 
 By Alex Perri    COVID-19

Closures At Area Public Lands Being Monitored -Brevard NC

The U.S. Forest Service has temporarily shut down areas in the Pisgah National Forest, while officials at DuPont State Recreational Forest (DSRF) and Gorges State Park are dealing... — Updated 4/6/2020

 

Sycamore Cycles Trail Report

Closures •Trailhead facilities and other access points to the Appalachian Trail are closed to the public. •All public facilities in Pisgah National Forest are closed including picnic pavilions, shooting ranges and restrooms.... — Updated 3/30/2020

 
 By Alex Perri    COVID-19

Official: Now Is Not The Time To Be Out And About - Brevard NC

Visitor numbers in the state and national forests resembled that of peak summer over the weekend, but Transylvania Public Health Director Elaine Russell said unequivocally that if people continue to ignore the calls for social... — Updated 3/25/2020

 

Closures & Cancellations

The Transylvania Times is making this story free to readers because of the need for information about the coronavirus (Covid-19). We encourage you to to support our efforts to keep the public informed by subscribing at... — Updated 3/19/2020 Full story

 
 By Alex Perri    News

Riverkeeper Touts Benefits Of Maintaining French Broad's Health – Transylvania County, NC

MountainTrue’s Hartwell Carson and Gray Jernigan say the French Broad Riverkeeper program has helped to contribute to more recreation on the French Broad River, which, in turn, generates more interest in river water quality.... — Updated 2/26/2020

 

Destination Hike: Whitewater Road Waterfalls

I believe one of the great treasures often missed when visiting the mountains are the vast number of hidden gems hiding from us just mere steps off the beaten path. Whitewater Road... — Updated 2/3/2020

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    News

Chamber Recognizes Top Businesses – Brevard, NC

It was an evening of celebration Saturday night as the Brevard/Transylvania County Chamber of Commerce held its annual gala event at Brevard College's Porter Center. The hallmark ev... — Updated 1/27/2020

 
 By Alex Perri    News

TNRC Approves Resolution Supporting Ecusta Trail – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania Natural Resources Council (TNRC) recently voted on a resolution supporting the concept of the Ecusta Hike/Bike Trail, as well as to elect Stephanie Adams as the... — Updated 1/20/2020

 

Woodward: Sediment The Top Pollutant – Transylvania County, NC

Sediment is the number one pollutant in North Carolina, according to Mitch Woodward from the N.C. Cooperative Extension. Woodward recently gave a presentation, “Small Scale Solutions to Protect Water Quality,” at a recent... — Updated 12/23/2019

 

North Carolina's State Parks To Host Hikes On New Year's Day

North Carolina’s New Year’s Day tradition of outdoor family adventure, exercise and exploring nature continues in 2020 with First Day Hikes throughout the state parks system.... — Updated 12/23/2019

 
 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

 

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