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Bag Lunch Arts Series Presents 'Hiking The Blue Ridge Mtns.'

The 2019 Bag Lunch Arts Series continues in September with “Hiking the Blue Ridge Mountains.” The program begins at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 17, in the library’s Rogow Room and is made possible by the Friends of the Library. In North...

 

Overmountain Shelter Closed Because It's No Longer Safe

In order to protect public safety, the Appalachian Ranger District has closed the Overmountain Shelter, which is located in Avery County near the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) and Overmountain Victory... Full story

 

Explore Brevard Launches Its New Advertising Campaign – Brevard, NC

Explore Brevard is excited to announce the launch of its new advertising campaign “The Heart of Adventure.” This new campaign highlights the unique unspoiled town nestled in the center of the Blue Ridge Mountains surrounded by national forests...

 

Bentley Heads Imaging At Pardee Hospital

Bill Bentley assumed that he would follow in his father's footsteps and go to work at Ecusta. Thus, when he completed Brevard College with an associate's degree in science, he enrolled in North...

 

Courthouse Reflects Community

I have been visiting Brevard for approximately 30 years. I enjoy the quaintness, the mountains, the people and the real town feel of Brevard proper. During my last visit this past August, I had an opportunity to socialize with the local folks. The...

 

Destination Hike – Cedar Rock in DuPont Forest

Cedar Rock in DuPont State Recreational Forest is one of my favorite hiking/biking trails in the region, and I enjoy both modes of transportation for different reasons. (Horses are also allowed on DuP...

 
 By John Lanier    News    September 2, 2019

Time To Talk About Bikes – Brevard, NC

Nearly 150 people attended Project Empathy’s “Time To Talk About Bikes” panel discussion held at Brevard College’s Dunham Auditorium last Tuesday evening. The discussion was based upon hand-written questions from the audience. Brevard...

 

Harry Crawford Corbin

Harry Crawford Corbin, 93, of Hillsborough, N.C., formally of Transylvania and Macon counties, passed away Aug. 28, 2019, in Hillsborough. A memorial service will be held at Union Grove Church Aug....

 

See Off News

Hello, See Off Mountain! It has been quite a while since your friendly See Off News reporters have updated you on all the happenings on our mountain. As we kick off a new school year, we thought we’d get caught up with a “What I Did This...

 

Church Activities

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Join us for worship Sunday. The Rev. Keith Thompson will be preaching on Luke 15:1-10 in a sermon titled, “The Lost Parables.” The Lord’s Supper will be celebrated at both morning worship services. Worship...

 

Bracken Mountain Preserve Features New Trail – Brevard, NC

A new trail for hiking and mountain biking just opened in Bracken Mountain Preserve. The approximately 1.5-mile Pinnacle Trail offers a steep climb with 500 feet of elevation gain and creates a new loop. It brings the trail system in Bracken...

 

Patricia N. (Patty) McDonough

Patricia N. (Patty) McDonough, 85, passed away Aug. 20, 2019, at her home in Lake Toxaway. She was born June 7, 1934, in Scranton, Pa. to the late John and Dorothy Noecker. She attended Scranton...

 

Guide To End-Of-Summer Sales, Find The Best Deals

The end of summer is marked by mixed feelings. Come the end of summer, vacations may be coming to an end as children ready themselves for a new school year. But shoppers know the end of summer is an...

 

N.C. Clean Water Management Trust Fund Closes Out 2018 With Over $27 Million In Awards

The state’s Land and Water Fund (formerly known as the Clean Water Management Trust Fund) will help conserve lands and protect waterways serving millions of North Carolinians through over $27 million in grants awarded in the 2018 grant year to...

 

Earthshine Lodge To Host Grand Opening

Earthshine Lodge is wrapping up a successful summer season and to celebrate the new owners (Ali Lien and Anna Bracco) will host a grand opening from 1- 5 p.m this Saturday. This free event is open to the public and will include free kids crafts,...

 

Church Activities

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Join us Sunday, Aug. 18, for worship. Keith Thompson is preaching from Luke 12:22-31 in a sermon titled, “Wait to Worry.” Every third Sunday Brevard-Davidson Presbyterian Church receives the 5¢-A-Meal...

 

Rosenwald News

Nature takes center stage today. Towards the beginning of summer, I stopped by Rise & Shine for a visit. As I was leaving, a group of scholars and volunteers were just coming back from a hike....

 

Henry Rogers

Henry Rogers, 82, of Black Mountain, passed away Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019. He was born May 14, 1937 in Buncombe County to the late John H. and Geneva Higgins Rogers. He was co-founder of Transylvania County Art League and a member of Tabernacle United...

 

Hikers Invited To Tackle Mountains-To-Sea Trail – Transylvania County, NC

Friends of the NC Mountains-to-Sea Trail is inviting hikers of all skill levels to help celebrate the trail’s 42nd birthday Sept. 6-8 by joining one of 33 group hikes in 27 trail towns across the st...

 

New Cradle Director Named – Pisgah National Forest

The Cradle of Forestry in America Interpretive Association (CFAIA) has announced that Natalie Britt has been named its new executive director. The nonprofit promotes educational, recreational and interpretive opportunities about forest and water reso...

 

Paddling Pisgah: Exploring South Mills by Kayak – Pisgah National Forest

When most folks think of outdoor recreation in Transylvania County, they're often quick to picture hiking, cycling, fishing, riding horses and even rock climbing or tubing. The French Broad River is...

 

Fisher Realty Welcomes Jennifer DiLemme To Its Brevard Office Team

Jennifer DiLemme has joined the sales force at Fisher Realty’s Brevard office. An eighth generation Transylvania native, DiLemme grew up in Knoxville, Tenn., but always returned to Brevard to spend...

 

Mercy Urgent Care Is Providing Tick Removal Kits To Public

This summer, Mercy Urgent Care is offering free tick removal kits at each of its seven western North Carolina locations. Hiking season has officially begun in the mountains, and that means an uptick of tick bite (and tick-borne disease) cases across...

 

Roxie G. Davis

On Tuesday, July 9, 2019, surrounded by her family, Roxie G. Davis, of Pisgah Forest, joined the Lord in Heaven. She was 93. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Mary Gunter and was th...

 

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 and Norma Chappell T...

 

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