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 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


Charles Hillard McCall

Charles Hillard McCall, 86, of Franklin, passed away Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. A lifelong resident of Macon County, he was the son of the late James Albert McCall Sr. and Flora Fitzger... — Updated 10/14/2020

 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


Henderson Paddles Horsepasture By Packraft

Within a county known as the "Land of Waterfalls," Gorges State Park might contain the highest concentration of cascades within any of our region's public land units. Transylvania... — Updated 10/12/2020


Project Empathy

Project Empathy, in collaboration with The Transylvania Times, seeks readers' input on ways to improve how we all get along as neighbors. Every Monday, starting Sept. 7, through... — Updated 10/5/2020

 By Alex Perri    Outdoors

Destination Hike: Cedar Rock Falls And Grogan Creek Falls

Fall hiking is upon us here in Transylvania County, and there is no shortage of trails for you to explore as the leaves begin to change. It's been an extremely rainy year thus far,... — Updated 10/5/2020


Fisher Realty's Brevard Office Welcomes Agent

Fisher Realty announces the addition of Anna Averette Holcombe to the Brevard office location. Holcombe’s roots run deep in the region, having grown up in Brevard, graduated from... — Updated 10/5/2020


Open Up Roadside Parking

Like most people, I am getting tired of the new normal. We can’t gather in our churches, theaters or community centers that we once enjoyed. We are blessed to live in a part of the country with beautiful national and state... — Updated 9/30/2020


Lookout Once Played A Vital Role In Protecting Surrounding Forests

Fire towers once dotted much of North Carolina's landscape. Strategically located, these towers and the men and women who staffed them were the front line of defense in the... — Updated 9/28/2020

 By Alex Perri    News

Local Environmentalists Worry About Changes To Clean Water Act – Transylvania County, NC

Area environmentalists are concerned about rollbacks to the Clean Water Act, announced by the Trump administration earlier this year, and the impact it could have on water quality... — Updated 9/7/2020

 By Jacob Myers    Outdoors

South Beyond 6,000 Challenge Perfect For Fall Hiking

As the temperatures begin to cool in the coming months, we start entering that annual period of hiking where the trails are littered with leaves of all colors, and the naked trees a... — Updated 9/7/2020


Rockbrook: P.T. Barnum's Connection To The Camp

H.P. (Henry Peck) Clarke was from a prominent Bridgeport, Conn., family. In his late twenties, Clarke bought a large property outside of Columbia, S.C., known as Goodwill Plantation... — Updated 9/7/2020

 By Jeremiah Reed    Features

Camping During COVID – A Voyage To Big Ridge State Park

Located just over two-and-a-half hours northwest of Transylvania County, about 30 minutes north of Knoxville, Tenn., Big Ridge State Park lies on 3,700 acres of pristine Tennessee f... — Updated 9/2/2020


Crew Completes Black Mountain Crest Trail Restoration

A Conservation Corps North Carolina (CCNC) crew of young adults worked with volunteers from the North Carolina High Peaks Trail Association to complete high priority trail work on... — Updated 8/31/2020


USFS And CDC Issue Safe Hiking, Mountain Biking Guidelines For Virus

The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services advises all North Carolinians to practice the three Ws in addition to the following sport-specific safety tips below: wear a mask... — Updated 8/24/2020


Peter Sommers Burke

Peter Sommers Burke, 82, of Brevard, died Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020, surrounded by his family. The son of James Raymond Burke and Evelyn Sommers Burke, he was born in Jackson... — Updated 8/19/2020


Bound For Glory Camp Receives Grant From Lake Toxaway Charities

The Bound for Glory Camp (BFG) is excited to announce they received an $8,300 grant from The Lake Toxaway Charities. Lake Toxaway Charities' mission is to support the charities, med... — Updated 8/12/2020

 By Matthew McGregor    News

New City Of Brevard Planners Embrace The Area – Brevard, NC

The attraction to working in a small community is how two new city planners found their way to Brevard. Both Kaitland Finkle and Leigh Huffman started their positions as assistant... — Updated 8/12/2020


Jesse Patrick O'Neal

Jesse Patrick O’Neal, 40, of Hartwell, Ga., passed away Thursday, July 30, 2020, at Emory University Hospital. Born Aug. 12, 1979, in Brevard, he was the son of Frank and Shirlee... — Updated 8/5/2020


Joel Bond Stevenson

Joel Bond Stevenson died July 16, 2020, in Brevard. He was born April 16, 1942, to Mary (Wilson) Stevenson and J.J. Stevenson in Asheville. He attended Brevard College and Western... — Updated 7/22/2020


Quebec News

Quebec Community has been experiencing some summer weather for the past couple of weeks with very warm days and afternoon thunder and showers. The talk about going back to school has brought back some school day memories for me.... — Updated 7/22/2020


Lin Kolb

Lin Kolb, 71, of Brevard, passed away peacefully July 16, 2020, at Mission Hospital in Asheville, surrounded by her three devoted men, Ken (husband of 48 years), Erik (son) and... — Updated 7/20/2020

 By Alex Perri    News

Camps Hopeful For A Normal 2021 – Transylvania County, NC

The COVID-19 pandemic started to fully take hold on the United States right as one of the area’s most important industries, summer camps, began preparing for campers to descend on western North Carolina. The industry brings in... — Updated 7/20/2020


Hunter Finds Harmony Around The Campfire

As a sales executive, Earl B. Hunter Jr. traveled a lot, away from his wife and his two young children. That was until his son, Dillon, who was 7 at the time, confronted him. "He... — Updated 7/20/2020


Reach Out

It’s a simple photo on the front of today’s B section: one white Army veteran and one black Navy recruit reaching out to shake hands while meeting on a hiking trail. In this time of divisiveness and fear, of people recoiling in... — Updated 7/20/2020


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