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Several Rock Faces In Pisgah District Closed Until Aug. 15 – Transylvania County, NC

Each year between Jan. 15 and Aug. 15, the U.S. Forest Service closes several rock faces in western North Carolina to recreational activities, including rock climbing, to protect the rare peregrine falcons that nest there.... — Updated 1/20/2021


Quebec News

As I write this, we are 11 days into the New Year of 2021 and it has been almost a month since we celebrated Christmas. What are we looking forward to in 2021? In our house we are looking forward to the COVID-19 vaccine. I... — Updated 1/13/2021

 By Jacob Myers    Outdoors

Lookout Tower Challenge Offers Great Winter Hiking

One of the fun parts of Winter is getting way up in the mountains and gazing down through all the leafless sections of forest that normally block views during the warm months. With... — Updated 1/11/2021


Courtney (Court) Sims

Courtney (Court) Sims, 71, born in Indianapolis, Ind., to Bettie (Courtney) Sims and Frank Thomas Sims, ended his journey on this earth at his home in Brevard, Saturday, Jan 2, 2021, after a five-year battle with agent orange... — Updated 1/11/2021


H. P. Morgan

H.P. Morgan, 80, of Lake Toxaway, died Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020. He was born in Transylvania County the son of the late Harvey Posey and Gracie Miller Morgan. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brothers... — Updated 12/21/2020


Peggy Lee Jones Hina

Peggy Lee Jones Hina loved life and her Lord. She was a respected and beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She passed from this earth Dec. 3, 2020, at age 84. She was born... — Updated 12/7/2020


Barbara Ann Hamilton

Barbara Ann Hamilton, 55, of Pisgah Forest, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. A Transylvania County native, she was the daughter of the late M.L. and Jennie Morgan Hamilton. She... — Updated 12/7/2020


BC Students Complete Immersion Expedition

Eight Brevard College students recently completed a 21-day immersion expedition canvassing the mountains of western North Carolina. The trip, the culmination of the immersion... — Updated 12/7/2020


Partnerships Bring More Mountain Bike Trails To Wilson Creek Area

On November 23, 2020, the Pisgah National Forest's Grandfather Ranger District approved the Mortimer Trails Project. Planned in coordination with local partners, this project will... — Updated 11/30/2020


Partnerships Bring More Mountain Bike Trails To Wilson Creek Area

On Nov. 23, 2020, the Pisgah National Forest’s Grandfather Ranger District approved the Mortimer Trails Project. Planned in coordination with local partners, this project will increase the sustainability of the trail system and... — Updated 11/25/2020


Bow Hunting DuPont State Recreational Forest – Transylvania County, NC

Hunting in general has seen a decline in participation numbers over the last two decades as more people in America live in more urbanized areas. Many people have moved away from... — Updated 11/23/2020


Love Of Jeeps Links Two Childhood Friends

Curators and board members at the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas are bustling to set the stage for an important new acquisition, which will add depth and historic... — Updated 11/23/2020


Elizabeth Carol Lamberton (Watt, Johnson) "Betty"

Elizabeth Carol Lamberton (Watt, Johnson) “Betty,” 78, of Brevard, died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, after a heroic battle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her late... — Updated 11/16/2020


Carolyn Juanita Gillespie "Nita"

Carolyn Juanita Gillespie, 82, passed away Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, at Aston Park Health Care Center after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. She was the daughter of the late Vessie “Poss” Stamey and the late Clara... — Updated 11/16/2020


John Gordon Lampert

John Gordon Lampert, 80, passed away Nov. 10, 2020. Born April 7, 1940, in Upper Darby, Pa., he was the son of the late Kenneth and Meredith Lampert. A brother, Ralph, also... — Updated 11/16/2020

 By Alex Perri    News

SylvanSport Keeps Going And Going – Brevard, NC

Since 2004, Sylvan-Sport has quietly, steadily been building its empire. In the midst of one of the country's biggest recessions, the com-pany's sales are up double from last year... — Updated 11/16/2020


Map Focuses On Shining Rock & Middle Prong Wilderness Areas

Pisgah Map Company has been partnering with FIND Outdoors (formerly the Cradle of Forestry in America Interpretive Association – CFAIA) for the last year to create a new map for t... — Updated 11/9/2020


David S. Parker

On Thursday, Oct. 23, 2020, David S. Parker, of Brevard, passed away unexpectedly at his home. He was 76. Born Nov. 28, 1943 at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D.C., he was the... — Updated 11/4/2020

 By Alex Perri    News

PETA Offers Reward After Nail Trap Incident In PNF

The U.S. Forest Service has opened an investigation into an Oct. 25 incident in the Foster Creek area of Pisgah National Forest involving a hiker who stepped on nail traps left buried in the leaves on the trail. The hiker, Etowah m... — Updated 11/3/2020


Mary Hauck Grodnik

Mary Hauck Grodnik, 80, of Connestee Falls in Brevard, died Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, at The Oaks of Brevard assisted living after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. She was born... — Updated 11/2/2020


Sarah Hankey Joins Blue Zones Team

Sharecare, Inc., announced the addition of Sarah Hankey to the Blue Zones Project Brevard team. Hankey will serve as organization lead, focused on introducing Blue Zones Project con... — Updated 11/2/2020


Barbara Harnett Kuhn

Barbara Hartnett Kuhn, 77, died Friday Oct. 16, 2020, at Stone Creek Nursing and Hospice Care in Asheville. Born to James F. Hartnett and Caroline Rudolph Hartnett Feb. 17, 1943,... — Updated 10/26/2020

 By Alex Perri    Features

Christmas Classic Gets A White Squirrel Twist

Looking for something to be joyful about after the Nov. 3 election? Look no further, as retired Transylvania County Schools teacher Louise Stroup is releasing her Transylvania... — Updated 10/26/2020

 By Jacob Myers    Outdoors

Bartram Trail Offers Scenic Views, Plant Life Minus The Crowds

The coming of fall has brought a breath of fresh air into the Appalachians. Amidst the madness that has been the year 2020, the leaves have quickly transformed into those vivid... — Updated 10/19/2020

 By Alex Perri    Features

Public Land Officials Report Record Numbers – Transylvania County, NC

Outdoor recreation is growing even faster in popularity than it already was due to COVID-19, and while many may lament the days of quiet trips to now oft overrun places such as... — Updated 10/14/2020


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