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 By Matt McGregor    News    April 18, 2019 

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, the people rescued...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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 Transylvania County, the tot...

 
 By Park Baker    News    January 21, 2019

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 of the N.C. Wildlif...

 
 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...

 

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 hikes more...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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