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Firefighters Responding To Wildfires In Pisgah National Forest-Brevard NC

High fire danger and windy conditions across western North Carolina and the N.C. Piedmont led to multiple wildfires Friday. U.S. Forest Service firefighters are responding to two significant wildfires, including the Camp Daniel Boo... — Updated 4/6/2020 Full story


Firefighters Make Progress On Wildfires

Firefighters made significant progress containing the two wildfires burning on U.S. Forest Service lands in western North Carolina. Firefighters are continuing operations today (Sunday) to further increase containment on the Camp... — Updated 4/6/2020


Rev. Edgar "Sonny" Patton Shackelford

Rev. Edgar “Sonny” Patton Shackelford, 86, died March 28, 2020, in Knoxville, Tenn.   He was born in Spartanburg, S.C., and grew up in Oak Ridge, Tenn.  He was a 1952 graduate... — Updated 4/1/2020

 By Jacob Myers    Outdoors

Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Calls Off Journey

A little over 200 miles into my journey down the Appalachian Trail, after frigid single-digit nights in the elements, cruel winds, lots of rain and possibly the best company I have... — Updated 3/30/2020


Dunn's Rock News

Driker, Not On The AT By the time last week's Dunn's Rock News hit the press, Driker (the Dunn's Rock hiker) was home from the trail. After hiking all day Tuesday, he received... — Updated 3/25/2020

 By Alex Perri    COVID-19

Officials: Keep Your Distance

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 support our efforts to keep the... — Updated 3/19/2020 Full story

 By Jeremiah Reed    COVID-19

Gyms, Sports Leagues Adjusting - Transylvania County, NC

With COVID-19 virus concerns impacting nearly every facet of life, local gyms, sports leagues and recreation centers say they’ve had to adapt quickly in the face of a fluid situation that seems to change every day. And that’s m... — Updated 3/19/2020


Robert "Bob" Edwin McNiel

Robert "Bob" Edwin McNiel, 90, passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2020. He was the son of the late Charles and Irma Roberts McNiel. He was proud of his military service with the... — Updated 3/18/2020


Dunn's Rock News

Dinner And Program The dinner and program that was scheduled for today has been cancelled. The community center board looks forward to rescheduling once the risk of the spread of... — Updated 3/18/2020

 By Alex Perri    Outdoors

Destination Hike: Daniel Ridge Loop & Toms Spring Falls

Spring officially begins this Thursday, and for many people that means it's time to dust off the hiking shoes and enjoy this recent pleasant weather from the trail. One excellent sp... — Updated 3/16/2020


Mountain Sun Students Explore Local Forests - Brevard NC

A light fog followed behind as the students of Mountain Sun Community School whispered their excitement for another school day spent in the woods. Cool, mountain mornings are best... — Updated 3/16/2020


Cedar Mountain News

Pancake Breakfast There will be a pancake breakfast Saturday, March 14, at the Cedar Mountain fire station. The menu will be pancakes (choc chip, blueberry and plain) and sausage, j... — Updated 3/12/2020


Doris Anson "Dan" Newby

Doris Anson “Dan” Newby, formerly of Brevard, passed away peacefully at age 99, March 2, 2020, surrounded by his loving family at his home at Park Vista Retirement Community in East Moline, Ill. Born Nov. 19, 1920, in... — Updated 3/12/2020


Dunn's Rock News

Dinner And Program Join us for the first community center dinner and program of the year on Thursday, March 19, at 6 p.m. The evening will begin with a dinner of Gary Compton's... — Updated 3/12/2020

 By Jayne Fought    Outdoors

Relentless Forward Progress - Local Guide Finds Community, Purpose Through Endurance Sports

There's been a recurring theme in my life lately. Over and over the same message has entered my psyche via different people and in different formats. It's a long distance runner's... — Updated 2/28/2020


New Map To Highlight Regional Wilderness Areas – Pisgah National Forest

Editor's note: The following has been updated to include a clarification at the end of the story. Pisgah Map Company is creating a new map for the Shining Rock and Middle Prong... — Updated 2/27/2020


How Many Residents Can Conquer The Pisgah Challenge?

I’ve lived in Brevard for 14 years now, and the whole reason my wife and I moved here was thanks to the large plot of (mostly) green that happily invades my line of site every time I drive to work, head to the grocery store or... — Updated 2/24/2020


Bret James Stewart

Bret James Stewart, of Brevard, born Aug. 30, 1973, passed away at his home Feb. 17, 2020, at the age of 46. A Transylvania County native, he got his bachelor’s degree in English at Brevard College before going on to get his... — Updated 2/19/2020


Jane Monheit To Host Master Classes June 8-19

Students attending the 2020 Jazz Institute at Brevard program will have the opportunity to learn from the acclaimed jazz-pop vocalist Jane Monheit. During the two-week summer camp... — Updated 2/17/2020


Doris and Kent Houck

Doris Houck passed away Dec. 29, 2019, at her home. She was born Dec. 8, 1935, to the late U.G. and Marie McKelvey Batson. She was preceded in death by her husband and lifelong... — Updated 2/12/2020


Registration Opens for Hiking Challenge

The community is invited to test themselves this spring in the Pisgah Challenge, a series of six free, guided hikes of increasing difficulty in Pisgah National Forest. Registration... — Updated 2/10/2020


Jeanne Marie Smith

Jeanne Marie Smith, 93, died Jan. 8, 2020, in Brevard. She was born Aug. 6, 1926, in Olean, N.Y., to Joseph and Dorothy Smith. She graduated from New York City’s Latin American... — Updated 1/29/2020


Outdoor Gear Builders To Host Festival Showcasing WNC Brands

Outdoor Gear Builders (OGB), a western North Carolina gear builders association is celebrating its seventh year in existence and will host its sixth annual Get in Gear Fest on... — Updated 1/27/2020


Ecusta Trail Is A No Brainer

It was heartening to read that there was some positive movement towards a hike/bike Ecusta rail to trail. I had heard that the Brevard area was a great destination for biking and hiking, so, after moving here several years ago, I... — 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


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