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 By Carol Dodson    Lifestyles 

Dunn's Rock News

Community Center News The tennis court outside the Dunn's Rock Community Center has a new net, thanks to the efforts of Hannah Small, community center facility manager. The net was... — Updated 4/21/2021


Eugene (Gene) William Dittmeier

Eugene (Gene) William Dittmeier, 94, of Etowah, passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2021, in the comfort of his home. Son of beloved parents, Elsie and George Dittmeier, he was born... — Updated 4/14/2021


Cedar Mountain News

Thank you for reading the Cedar Mountain News. Your contributions and comments are encouraged and welcome. We'd like to hear what's going on if you would like to share. Photos are... — Updated 4/14/2021


Dunn's Rock News

A Lasting Love For The Land Several years ago, Carroll Parker planted hybrid chestnut trees in front of his Island Ford Road home as part of a research effort to see if the... — Updated 4/7/2021


William Henry (Billy) Schmidt

William Henry (Billy) Schmidt passed away March 27, 2021, after a long battle with dementia. He was the son of the late William and Grace Schmidt. He was born April 27, 1945, in... — Updated 4/5/2021


Cope Sews 253 Costume Pieces For 'Camelot'

The following briefs are from the Thursday, April 8, 1971, edition of The Transylvania Times. The Cradle of Forestry will open April 17, and remain open through Oct. 31, 1971. The Cradle is opening early this year in honor of North... — Updated 4/5/2021


Connestee Falls News

Happy 50th Connestee Falls! This year marks the golden anniversary of Connestee Falls, a community "stitched together with bits of myth, truth, tales and lore." Its moniker honors... — Updated 3/25/2021


Emergency Services Took Part In Training Exercise

Several local regional emergency services agencies and others participated in a joint training exercise on Saturday, March 13, at the Caesar's Head State Park. The training focused... — Updated 3/24/2021


Dunn's Rock News

100 Years of Community Gathering The Dunn’s Rock Community Center building, which was constructed as the Connestee School in 1921, will turn 100 this year. To commemorate that... — Updated 3/24/2021

 By Matt McGregor    Features

New Gorges Campground Set For Fall Opening – Transylvania County, NC

By fall, a new $3.5 million campground in the 7,709-acre Gorges State Park in Sapphire should be open to the public. "We have a new site, RV site and five cabins," said Ranger... — Updated 3/18/2021


Pamela Summers Joins Fisher Realty's Brevard Office

Pamela Summers is a native of Central Florida. During her childhood, every summer brought a vacation to the western North Carolina mountains. On those vacations, she developed a... — Updated 3/17/2021


Seuss' Family Removed Books

Mr. Cole is worried that “cancel culture” has caused the cessation of publishing of some of Dr. Seuss’ books. I wonder if he knows that, as he calls them “They-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named,” is the family of Dr. Seuss. It is... — Updated 3/17/2021

 By Abby Williams    Outdoors

Forest Bathing Is More Than Just A Walk In The Woods

Instead of rushing to one destination – a certain waterfall or mountain lookout – have you ever just moved through the trees slowly, with a noticing eye, and become part of the... — Updated 3/15/2021


Pamela A. Gibson

Pamela A. Gibson, 61, of Brevard, went to be with the Lord March 3, 2021, after bravely and strongly fighting an extended illness. She was born Dec. 15, 1959, to George and Myrtle... — Updated 3/10/2021


Cedar Mountain News

Community Center News The Dunn's Rock Community Center Board has scheduled two spring cleaning days this month. The first will be on Friday, March 26, beginning at 1 p.m. Clean-up p... — Updated 3/10/2021


Community Foundation Of WNC Grants Totalling $156,800 Awarded – Transylvania County, NC

As of March 2021 the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina (CFWNC) recently approved grants totaling $156,800 to nonprofits across the region. The awards were made in CFWNC’s Early Childhood Development, Food and Farming... — Updated 3/8/2021


Many Ways To Stay Fit During COVID-19 - Brevard, NC

If someone has resistance bands, some dumbbells and gravity, one can create the ideal home gym for staying fit at home during COVID-19, according to Bill Bailey, a fitness coach at... — Updated 2/24/2021


New Multi-Use Connector Trail To Connect Brevard And Pisgah National Forest, Open To Equestrian Use

Conservation nonprofit The Pisgah Conservancy announced recently that the organization has received approval from the US Forest Service to proceed with the construction of the Joel... — Updated 2/22/2021


Federal Government Buries McCall's Home

The following briefs are from the Thursday, Feb. 25, 1971, edition of The Transylvania Times. Vernon McCall, whose small trailer home at Balsam Grove was destroyed and buried by the U.S. Forest Service Monday, Feb. 22, 1971, slept... — Updated 2/22/2021


Rausey Mason

Rausey Mason died Feb. 15, 2021. He lived his 83 years to their fullest. He was born in Atlanta to Rausey and Virginia Mason and graduated from Sylvan High School. While playing... — Updated 2/18/2021


FIND Outdoors Welcomes Two New Board Members – Pisgah Forest, NC

FIND Outdoors, a 49-year-old nonprofit based in Pisgah Forest, announced Emily Quinlan and Rusty Garrison as new board members for the 2021 season. President and CEO Natalie Britt and Tad Fogel, board chairman, were pleased with... — Updated 2/15/2021


Richard Francis De Mattos

Richard Francis De Mattos, 91, of Brevard, a devoted husband and father, passed away Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. He was born Dec. 7, 1929, to V.S. and Carline De Mattos in the Bronx... — Updated 2/10/2021

 By Jacob Myers    Outdoors

Local Attempts Mountain Challenge For Charity

It's midnight, February 5, and as freezing winter rains began rolling through the mountains the temps plummet into the low 20s. Where many had just gone to sleep, local hiker and... — Updated 2/8/2021


Vicki Held: My Journey To The Blue Zones Project

In the fall of 2018, I was hiking in the Dolomites in northern Italy. My husband opted for an easier hike that day, but I took off with an alpine guide and two members of our... — Updated 2/3/2021


Henry Francis 'Frank' Reddick III

Henry Francis “Frank” Reddick III, 58, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021. He was preceded in death by his father, Henry Francis Reddick Jr. A native of... — Updated 2/1/2021


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