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Anglers Protect And Catch French Broad Fish

(This article is the fourth of five on the French Broad River. The articles will be published every Thursday through June 21 to highlight the French Broad River and promote the Upper French Broad...

 
 By Park Baker    News    May 28, 2018

TNRC Gets To See Courthouse Creek Logging Project Up Close

A recent field trip with the Transylvania County Natural Resources Council (TNRC) to the logging project off Courthouse Creek Road highlighted the "active management" that some have been talking...

 
 By Park Baker    Outdoors    May 7, 2018

Weed Patch Mountain Trail Opens For Hikers, Bikers, Climbers

The new Weed Patch Mountain Trail invites people into a stunning backcountry wilderness-traversing a 1,327-acre tract that was recently added to the Town of Lake Lure's Buffalo Creek Park. This land...

 
 By Park Baker    News    April 5, 2018

Panel: Yearly User Fees In Forest Under Discussion

Editor’s Note: The following is the second part of the story about last week’s panel discussion at the library concerning the future of both Pisgah and Nantahala national forests. The first part appeared in Monday’s paper. The U.S. Forest Servi...

 

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...

 

Shop Wild And Local

There's nothing like a few weeks of real North Carolina mountain winter weather to bring one's awareness back to necessity mode. As everyone buckles down for a while, just the sense of preparedness...

 

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...

 

Kathy Visco Joins Steve Owen & Associates As A New Agent

Kathy Visco has joined the downtown office of Steve Owen & Associates as a new agent. Vicso brings an analytical and research-oriented approach to the local real estate industry. With an...

 
 By Park Baker    News    September 4, 2017

Discussion Focuses On French Broad River

Tom Adams said that in the 1870s the French Broad River was dredged 26 miles, starting within the Brevard city limits and heading downstream, to help barges with the transportation of logs and produce to Asheville and beyond. The project was...

 

News of Organizations

Sierra Club On Thursday evening, Aug. 24, the Pisgah Group of the North Carolina Chapter of the Sierra Club will host a presentation by one of its members working in the Group's Water Quality Initiati...

 
 By Park Baker    News    July 20, 2017

Logging Causing Issues In Creek

A logging operation on 461 acres in the Courthouse Creek area of Pisgah National Forest is underway, but sedimentation in the Class C trout stream has some upset. Photos taken during and after a...

 
 By Park Baker    Features    May 18, 2017

Plan For Headwaters State Forest Moves Forward

The joke on last week's walking tour of the soon-to-be Headwaters State Forest was that the county will soon be fenced in by state or federal land. With just a few more parcels to acquire along the...

 
 By Park Baker    News    April 24, 2017

EMS Facing Tourism Pressures

The needs of local EMS crews and first responders in response to tourist-related incidents were the topic of conversation at the most recent Transylvania Natural Resources Council (TNRC) meeting. The council meets once a month with local public land...

 
 By Park Baker    News    April 3, 2017

Officials Recap Historic Fire Season This Fall

This past fall’s historic fire season was one of the topics of conversation at the recent Transylvania Natural Resources Council (TNRC) meeting. Both Jason Guidry, the DuPont State Recreational Forest supervisor, and Frank “Buster” Rogers, the...

 

Neighbors Unite To Restore A Dividing River

"I would like to make that my home one day," Woody Platt would say, as he passed by the white 1930s farmhouse nestled between rolling hills with the East Fork of the French Broad River winding behind...

 
 By Park Baker    News    February 20, 2017

Landslide Dangers In Western North Carolina Discussed – Brevard NC

At the most recent Transylvania Natural Resources Council (TNRC) meeting, a presentation was heard from Appalachian Landslide Consultants (ALC), a private company that provides municipalities and private individuals with data concerning areas that...

 
 By Park Baker    News    February 2, 2017

National Forests Broken Into Geographic Areas – Brevard NC

As part of the Pisgah/Nantahala National Forest revision plan, both national forests have been broken into several geographic areas. While this mapping is just a draft, for the U.S. Forest Service it'...

 

Steve Owen & Associates Announces New South Office – Cedar Mountain NC

Steve Owen & Associates has opened a new office at 7737 Greenville Highway, just outside of Cedar Mountain, to complement its Main Street location in downtown Brevard. The expansion plans are part...

 

Good Neighbor Authority Brings Hope For Wildlife

This past fall's historic fire season proves the importance of our local, state and federal agencies' ability to work in unison. Sharing of resources and support was tested in our surrounding forest...

 

The News Stories That Shaped Transylvania In 2016 – Brevard NC

Editor's Note: The following are some of the top news stories that appeared in The Transylvania Times during 2016. JANUARY •Rosman was the staging ground for roughly a week for the movie "The...

 

Year In Review – July, August, and September

JULY •The Rosman Board of Alderman unanimously approved its 2016/17 fiscal year budget, including a 3-cent property tax increase. The $245,521 general fund budget was roughly $6,000 more than the...

 
 By Park Baker    News    December 26, 2016

TNRC Wants To Partner Forest Service – Brevard NC

The Transylvania Natural Resources Council (TNRC) recently discussed having a more formal partnership with the U.S. Forest Service. The TNRC, which meets once a month, with a recess during the summer, discusses issues that impact local public lands...

 
 By Park Baker    News    November 28, 2016

Property Owners Team Up On River Project – Brevard NC

Two neighboring local landowners recently teamed up to return a section of the East Fork of the French Broad River to a more natural state. The severely eroded stream bank was graded back, and...

 

As A Precaution, County Issues 'State Of Emergency' – Transylvania County NC

As of this morning, Transylvania County was still in a “state of emergency” because of the potential threat of the Pinnacle Mountain, S.C., wildfire, but officials said there was no “immediate threat” from it. On Sunday, Transylvania County...

 

Natural Resources Council Recaps The Past 12 Months – Brevard NC

The past 12 months have been a “busy and productive time” for the Transylvania Natural Resources Council (TNRC). This was one of the findings reported to the Board of Commissioners during its regular meeting last week. During the meeting, Lee McM...

 

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