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Ecusta Trail Under Contract – Transylvania County, NC

A new rail trail could be on its way to western North Carolina, as partners move forward on the purchase of the Ecusta Trail corridor, according to a press release from Conserving C... — Updated 11/19/2020


Brevard Welcomes Its First Public Skatepark-Brevard NC

Eagerly awaited by city residents for nearly a decade, Brevard's first public skatepark is finally ready for skaters to drop-in, according to a press release. Brevard City Council... — Updated 7/1/2020

 By Matt McGregor    News

Council Split On Skate Park -Brevard NC

Brevard City Council voted 3 to 2 against a motion to amend the 2018 Skate Park resolution that would have allowed the Tannery Park Skate Park Task Force to hire outside help to... — Updated 5/4/2020

 By Alex Perri    News

TNRC Approves Resolution Supporting Ecusta Trail – Transylvania County, NC

The Transylvania Natural Resources Council (TNRC) recently voted on a resolution supporting the concept of the Ecusta Hike/Bike Trail, as well as to elect Stephanie Adams as the... — Updated 1/20/2020


Ecusta Trail, Yeah!

Thank you, Brevard City Council and Mayor Harris, for having the vision to recreate our train depot and for finishing the Brevard end of the Ecusta Trail. Martha and I look forward to biking to Hendersonville, eating lunch, buying... — Updated 8/26/2019


Founders' Day Festivities Planned At Heritage Museum

Vendors, crafters, and demonstrations will abound on the grounds of the Transylvania Heritage Museum Saturday, Aug. 31, as the museum honors the past with its 11th Annual Founders’ Day Fair. Festivities kick off at noon and go... — Updated 8/14/2019


Proposed Ecusta Trail Gets $6.4 Million Boost – Transylvania County, NC

Transylvania County officials remain “neutral” on the proposed Ecusta Trail after it was announced last week that Conserving Carolina was awarded a $6.4 million N.C. Department... — Updated 8/12/2019


Bike Community Challenged To Make Plan Work

The many cyclists and mountain bikers who helped fill the Board of Commissioners’ chambers Monday were challenged to help the county realize the goals and recommendations laid out in the draft Transylvania County Bicycle Plan.... — Updated 4/24/2019


Election 2018: County Commissioners - Brevard NC

Editor’s Note: Candidates for the Board of Education, Transylvania sheriff, Board of Commissioners, and state House and state Senate took part in a candidate forum last week at the library. School board and sheriff candidates... — Updated 9/26/2018


Work Underway On A Proposed County Bike Plan - Brevard NC

Work on creating the Transylvania County Comprehensive Bike Plan is well underway, with a third meeting Monday night at the library's Rogow Room. The county's Planning and... — Updated 7/12/2018

 By Park Baker    Outdoors

Celebrate National Trails Day This Saturday

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the creation of the National Trails System, and on Saturday the American Hiking Society is celebrating its 26 year celebrating National... — Updated 5/30/2018

 By John Lanier    Features

Logging Railroads Were Vital To Industries – Transylvania County NC

Logging and tanning were two of the major industries in Transylvania County and western North Carolina in the early 1900s and railroads played an integral role in the success of... — Updated 11/23/2016


Board Drops Ecusta Trail From Plan - Brevard, NC

An effort to get language about the proposed Ecusta Trail in the proposed 2025 Comprehensive Plan for the county was again rejected. The county’s Planning Board last Thursday voted 4-3 not to include a direct reference about the... — Updated 6/20/2016

 By Derek McKissock    News

Ecusta Rail To Trails Ranked Second In Survey - Brevard, NC

The survey for the proposed 2025 Comprehensive Plan may be found on the county’s Planning and Community Development department’s website. Supporters of the Ecusta Trail have pointed to a particular survey question that, they... — Updated 6/20/2016


Ecusta Trail Backers Upset At Board - Brevard NC

The removal of language supporting the Ecusta Trail from the proposed 2025 Comprehensive Plan for the county has upset the trail’s backers. At the same time, language that says the county should promote multi-use trails remains... — Updated 5/25/2016


James Lorenz Running For Commissioner - Brevard NC

James D. Lorenz is one of five Republican candidates running for three seats on the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners. The youngest of four sons, Lorenz moved to the county... — Updated 3/2/2016


Ecusta Trail Is Best Bet

A couple of weekends ago, I had the pleasure of riding a bicycle on the Creeper Trail in Damascus, Va., a Rails-to-Trails bike path. We had a total of 17 people in our group. We spent two nights in cabins, rented some bikes and... — Updated 9/30/2015


Opposes Rails To Trails

This letter is in response to Colleen Murphy’s letter in support of Rails to Trails. Although there are many in support of it, there are also many against the conversion, albeit much less vocally. I am strongly against it and... — Updated 8/26/2015


Keep Railroad Tracks

I’ve been reading about the “Rails to Trails” movement here in Transylvania County. A note of caution: once you pull up the railroad tracks, there will never again be rail service here. Do we know for sure there will never... — Updated 8/12/2015


Support Rails To Trails

Many years ago, my husband and I, along with a group of friends in Florida, loaded our bicycles up and went to Tallahassee to bike a nicely paved path next to a long abandoned railroad track. We ended at the Gulf of Mexico in a... — Updated 8/3/2015


Commissioners Say 'No' Again

The negative position that the Transylvania County Commissioners have taken regarding the Ecusta Trail from Hendersonville to Brevard is yet one more example of our commissioners saying no to progress and economic growth. The city... — Updated 7/31/2015


Move Forward With The Ecusta Trail

If holding the opportunity for industry that would need the rail service is the issue keeping our County Commissioners back from supporting what could clearly lead to increased commerce in our home, what do they expect will be haul... — Updated 7/20/2015

 By Park Baker    News

Ecusta Trail Gets Backing, Still Faces Obstacles - Brevard NC

After nearly five years since it became a nonprofit, the Friends of Ecusta Trail has witnessed some momentum in its favor the past few months but still faces obstacles. The... — Updated 7/15/2015


Commission Candidates Square Off At Forum - Brevard NC

In front of a standing room only crowd at the library’s Rogow Room Tuesday, four candidates vying for two seats on the Board of Commissioners answered questions and laid out their vision for the county. Two Republicans – Larry... — Updated 6/9/2015

 By Jeremiah Reed    News

GOP Candidates Spar At Forum – Brevard NC

With the primary election Tuesday, six Republican candidates vying for two seats participated in an open forum last Thursday at the Transylvania County courthouse. The forum was sponsored by The Transylvania County Republican Party... — Updated 5/2/2014


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