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 By John Lanier    Opinion    June 10, 2019

Dispersing The Crowds

This past Memorial Day weekend, Pisgah National Forest was so crowded it took visitors up to an hour to exit the forest. The traffic was backed up from the forest entrance at the intersection of U.S. 276 and N.C. 280 past Avery Creek Road, a...

 
 By Alex Perri    News    June 3, 2019

Forest Visitors Face Heavy Summer Traffic

During the summer, those who visit Pisgah National Forest, particularly during the weekends, can expect to face heavy traffic and delays. Each year, more than 2 million people are estimated to visit t...

 

Connestee Falls Hosts Annual VISION Golf Tournament

VISION Transylvania’s 16th annual golf tournament at Connestee Falls drew golfers from local companies and golf enthusiasts alike to fund operational expenses and a tuition scholarship for the leadership program and its high school counterpart, VIZ...

 

Pisgah Pride Day 2019 Was A Huge Success

For Pisgah Pride Day 2019 over 300 people working on 17 projects across the Pisgah Ranger District. Volunteers: •Installed a new entry sign at the Ranger Station. •Built rock steps near top of...

 

Fourth Annual Pisgah Pride Day On April 27

The Pisgah Conservancy, U.S. Forest Service, and a host of supporting organizations have announced their fourth annual broad-based volunteer workday in the Pisgah Ranger District called “Pisgah Pride Day 2019,” which will be held on April 27....

 

Free Rein Center Announces Its Spring Riding Programs 

Free Rein Center for Therapeutic Riding and Education welcomed the Spring Riding Session with over 100 students and an ambitious schedule of activities for the year The spring session runs through...

 

Cradle Opens For Season Saturday

The Cradle of Forestry in America historic site will begin the 2019 season on April 6 with a living history event, Opening Day Appalachian Folkways Celebration. The Cradle of Forestry’s living history demonstrators and crafters will bring the Pink...

 
 By Matt McGregor    News    March 21, 2019

Council Hears Grant Requests

Brevard City Council heard grant requests from nonprofits during its regular meeting Monday. Shelly Webb, the Sharing House’s executive director, requested an amount of $10,000 through the Brevard Community Development grant, the same amount that...

 

Looking Glass Realty Opens Its Third Office

Looking Glass Realty has announced the opening of its newest office at Connestee Falls. Looking Glass recently purchased the log cabin near the main entrance to the Connestee Falls community, which formerly housed Top of the Falls Realty, according t...

 

Connestee Falls Hosts 10th Annual Furr Memorial Tournament

The 10th Annual Daniel Furr Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament was held on Sunday, Oct. 7, at Connestee Falls Golf Club. Hosts Joe and Sandra Furr were joined by 83 golfers and 19 helpful...

 

Jordan Clark Joins Looking Glass Realty

Originally from Atlanta, Jordan Clark graduated from the University of Vermont and then served in the U.S. Peace Corps in a remote village in Guatemala. After Peace Corps, he returned to the U.S. and...

 

'Camping In The Old Style' Re-created At The Cradle Of Forestry

The Cradle of Forestry in America invites the public to explore a re-created campsite of the early 1900s during its “Camping in the Old Style” event, Saturday, Oct. 13. A classic camping interpretive team known as the Acorn Patrol demonstrate...

 

Cradle Of Forestry To Host Forest Festival Day And Woodsmen's Meet On Oct. 6

The Cradle of Forestry invites people of all ages to celebrate the forest heritage of western North Carolina during the annual Forest Festival Day from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 6. This is the Cradle’s largest event of the year. This...

 

Life On The Edge – Granitic Domes In WNC - Brevard NC

Formed many millions of years ago, the mountains of western North Carolina are home to numerous unique geologic formations, from the rocky summits of Grandfather Mountain to the serpentine barrens of...

 

Cradle Of Forestry Works To Bring Back Monarch Butterflies

The Cradle of Forestry in America heritage site invites the public to attend the “Bring Back the Monarchs” program on Sunday, Sept. 16, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Forest Discovery Center. Monarch Watch Conservation Specialist Joyce Pearsall will...

 

Cradle Of Forestry To Host National Public Lands Day

The Cradle of Forestry in America invites the community to take part in NEEF's 25th annual National Public Lands Day (NPLD) on Saturday, Sept. 22. National Public Lands Day is the nation's largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands. The...

 

Top Of The Falls Realty To Join Looking Glass Realty

Dick Smith, broker/ owner of Top of the Falls Realty, has announced that he will be joining Looking Glass Realty. Looking Glass Realty is under contract to purchase the log cabin at the entrance to the community of Connestee Falls. The log cabin has...

 

Bob Bovee To Perform For The Songcatchers Music Series

Musician Bob Bovee will perform for the Cradle of Forestry in America's annual Songcatchers Music Series on Sunday, July 29. Now in its 16th year, the series is held each Sunday afternoon in July,...

 

Cradle To Host Smokey Bear's Birthday Party

The Cradle of Forestry invites children of all ages to Smokey Bear's Birthday Party on Saturday, Aug. 4, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Smokey Bear turns 74 this year. The fire prevention bear will help cut his...

 

Rifkin And Queen To Play For Songcatchers Series

Musicians Carol Rifkin and Jeanette Queen will perform for the Cradle of Forestry in America's annual Songcatchers Music Series on Sunday, July 22. Rifkin and Queen bring to their Songcatchers Music...

 

Cradle Of Forestry To Celebrate The Historical Locomotives That Traveled Pisgah National Forest

The Cradle of Forestry invites the public to enjoy a Saturday, July 21, program about western North Carolina’s logging train history and the 1914 Climax logging locomotive on display at the Cradle. Visitors will learn about the locomotive and...

 

John Doyle To Perform At Songcatchers Music Series

Musician John Doyle will perform for the Cradle of Forestry in America’s annual Songcatchers Music Series on Sunday, July 15. Now in its 16th year, the series is held each Sunday afternoon in July beginning at 4 p.m. It honors traditional mountain...

 

Cradle Invites Nature Enthusiasts To Pink Beds Bioblitz

The Cradle of Forestry in America invites nature enthusiasts of all ages and knowledge levels to the Pink Beds BioBlitz on Saturday, June 16. Be a citizen scientist with naturalists and forest...

 

Woodsy Owl Looking For Club Members

The Cradle of Forestry in America announces their summer nature and educational series, “Woodsy Owl’s Curiosity Club” every Wednesday and Thursday, beginning June 13 and ending Aug. 2. Programs are held from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Curiosity...

 

State Law Allows Some Camp Buildings To Be Exempted From Being Inspected

In December of last year after a heavy snowfall, a newly built covered horseback riding arena at Rockbrook Camp for Girls off U.S. 276 collapsed. Questions were asked about the building's...

 

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