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No. 7 Gallery Features Three Diverse Artists

With the holiday season here memories of past seasons mingle with plans for future times of shared moments with family and friends. Make those moments into memorable times by visiting Number 7...

 

Art Loeb's Daughter Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of Trail Dedication

Fifty years ago on Nov. 9, 1969 a 30-mile trail was dedicated to my father, Arthur J. Loeb. As a tribute to him, after an early death on Dec. 5, 1968, when he was 54, the U.S. Forest Service and the C...

 

Mountain Sun Launches The Natural Play Project

Backpacking trips, bird banding, paddling 28 miles on the French Broad River, learning primitive skills, and spending a night in a tent: these are some of the things Mountain Sun Community School...

 

Join Conserving Carolina For A Members Hike At Rocky Mountain

Join Conserving Carolina on Saturday, Nov. 23, for a Members Hike at Rocky Mountain in Fletcher. Rocky Mountain is a current land protection project located in Henderson County. Conserving Carolina...

 

Two Lost Teens Found After Going Missing Sunday

Two teenagers who were reported lost while hiking Sunday afternoon on the Hospital Rock and Cleveland Connector Trails of Jones Gap State Park were found safe and well this morning. Cedar Mountain Fire/Rescue, Riverfalls Fire Department, Green River...

 

Donald Joseph Chappuis

Donald Joseph Chappuis, born Feb. 5, 1923, in Rayne, La., passed away on Oct. 19, 2019, in Flower Mound, Texas, where he resided the last 3-1/2 years of his life. He was the son of Elise Daboval and...

 

Popular White Squirrel Hiking Challenge Returns

The popular White Squirrel Hiking Challenge is back. Participants are invited to take on eight hikes, all on lands that Conserving Carolina has helped protect. The challenge will take hikers to new trails, dramatic views, famous waterfalls, the...

 

PARI Announces 2020 Summer Astro Camps For Kids

The Learning Center at PARI recently announced its upcoming 2020 science/ astronomy summer camp schedule. The summer schedule includes two residential camp programs: Camp Above and Beyond, and Camp...

 

N.C. Wildlife Recommends Wearing Orange

Fall is here, and so is the hunting season. Many take to the woods this time of year to enjoy the brisk weather and fall foliage, and its important to be aware of hunting activity in the area if you'r...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    October 10, 2019

Downtown Brevard Businesses Report Good Summer Sales – Brevard, NC

Several downtown Brevard storeowners reported sales were good this summer. Ann Hollingsworth, owner of Main Street, Ltd., said her store fared well during the summer because of her “loyal customers,” but added that she is seeing a trend away...

 
 By Alex Perri    Outdoors    October 7, 2019

Destination Hike: Sam Knob, Find High Elevation Fall Color

One of my favorite things about living in Transylvania County is the ability to stretch out fall by seeking out its first signs up at higher elevations and progressively moving further down the...

 

Cedar Mountain News

Flea Market Saturday’s flea market was a huge success. There were so many donations for the community center table that we had to borrow four more tables. Thank you one and all for your generosity....

 

How 'Rise And Shine' Scholars Learned To Love Hiking

The best thing about the Rise & Shine hiking club was the way they connected, said some of the young people who took part. This summer, they explored trails in Bracken Mountain Preserve. The...

 

Nonprofit Partners In New Camping Option – Transylvania County, NC

A ribbon cutting was held Tuesday evening for a new group campground, Cherryfield Creek, a partnership between the nonprofit Cradle of Forestry Interpretive Association (CFAIA) and local developer Jos...

 

Scott Timothy Mattos

Scott Timothy Mattos left the bonds of this world June 6, 2019. Born in Sacramento, Calif., Sept. 26, 1957, he lived in many places before the family settled in Brevard. After graduating from Brevard...

 

WCU, Regional Partners Planning An Expanded Outdoor Economy Conference In Asheville Oct. 10

The second annual Outdoor Economy Conference is growing in size and scope this year, with representatives from Western Carolina University and the regional Growing Outdoors Partnership expecting...

 

Church Activities

Brevard-Davidson River Presbyterian Join us at 9:45 a.m., Sunday, for a Christian Speaker’s Forum in Davidson River Fellowship Hall. Dr. James Ragusa, retired NASA engineer, manager and scientist, will tell some of his experiences over 23 years...

 

Conserving Carolina's Fall Hiking Series Begins On Friday, Sept. 27

Conserving Carolina invites the community to enjoy the work that conservation organizations have done over the years to preserve the area's natural resources and to take in the beauty of the fall...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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