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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


Expedition Seeks To Raise Waterway Awarenesss

Four friends are embarking on an ambitious expedition to paddle 340 miles from Fort Clinch State Park on the Atlantic Ocean, up the St. Mary’s River, through the incomparable Okefenokee Swamp and down the Suwannee River to the... — Updated 1/18/2021


A Look Back To The Year In News

Editor's Note: The following are some of the top stories in The Transylvania Times that appeared between July and December of 2020. Stories from January through December appeared... — Updated 1/4/2021


Sunset Climb

Brevard rock climber Miles Bryson, son of Marissa and Joe Bryson, is currently climbing at the 5.7 level but is trying to make harder climbs. He spends a lot of time climbing... — Updated 12/30/2020

 By Jacob Myers    Outdoors

Destination Hike: Granite City In Nantahala National Forest

Tucked away along one of the many winding back roads in the Nantahala Forest District is an absolute gem among local hikers: The Granite City slot canyons. Granite City is a series... — Updated 12/28/2020


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


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


Gov. Cooper Moves State Into Phase 2.5 – Transylvania County, NC

Gov. Roy Cooper announced Monday that North Carolina will take a modest step forward and move into Phase 2.5 starting at 5 p.m. Friday. Mask mandates and other prevention methods remain in effect and are even more important to cont... — Updated 9/2/2020


Cooper Moves State Into Phase 2.5

Gov. Roy Cooper today announced that after a summer of hard work to slow the spread of COVID-19, North Carolina will take a modest step forward move into Phase 2.5 starting at 5 p.m... — Updated 9/1/2020


FAQs Provided For 'Safer At Home Phase 2' Extension

Editor’s note: As part of Gov. Cooper’s Executive Order to extends North Carolina’s “Safer At Home Phase 2” through to 5 pm on July 17, the following are responses to frequently asked questions. What is changing in Safer... — Updated 6/29/2020


Estatoe Trail Will Connect To Rosenwald Community

The Estatoe Trail will soon extend to the historic Rosenwald Community in Brevard, connecting it with downtown Brevard and Pisgah National Forest. This new link in the popular... — Updated 5/25/2020


National Forests In North Carolina Shut Down Recreation Facilities

The Transylvania Times is making this story free to readers because of the need for information about the coronavirus (Covid-19). We encourage you to support our efforts to keep the... — Updated 3/27/2020


Cooper: Schools To Remain Closed To May 15, Gatherings Of 50 Or More Banned, Businesses To Close

The Transylvania Times is making this story free to readers because of the need for information about the coronavirus (Covid-19). We encourage you to support our efforts to keep the public informed by subscribing at https://www.tra... — Updated 3/24/2020


Campgrounds In National Forests To Close Monday-Brevard NC

The Transylvania Times is making this story free to readers because of the need for information about the coronavirus (Covid-19). We encourage you to support our efforts to keep the public informed by subscribing at... — Updated 3/22/2020


How Many Residents Can Conquer The Pisgah Challenge?

I’ve lived in Brevard for 14 years now, and the whole reason my wife and I moved here was thanks to the large plot of (mostly) green that happily invades my line of site every time I drive to work, head to the grocery store or... — Updated 2/24/2020

 By Alex Perri    News

Plan Suggests Recreation Alternatives – Pisgah National Forest

Editor's Note: The story has been updated to reflect a correction. The original story incorrectly reported that hunting was not allowed in wilderness areas. The U.S. Forest Service... — Updated 2/21/2020


Forest Plan Awaits Public Comment – Transylvania County, NC

On Monday, the U.S. Forest Service released the long-awaited draft of the Pisgah-Nantahala Forest Plan Revision, which has several changes from the current plan, and on Friday the... — Updated 2/12/2020


Brevard College Announces New Climbing Coaching Staff

Dan Horne has been named head climbing coach with Taylor Simpson and Anna Morgan serving as assistant coaches for the Brevard College Climbing team, announced Director of Athletics... — Updated 1/27/2020

 By Matt McGregor    News

Many Things Can Lead To Homelessness – Transylvania County, NC

Emily Lowery and the late Thomas Medlock had found themselves homeless for different reasons before they met at Transylvania County's homeless shelter, The Haven, on South Caldwell... — Updated 12/16/2019


Rachel Beall Clark Davenport

Rachel Beall Clark Davenport, 80, of Brevard, passed into Christ’s glorious presence on Dec. 8, 2019. A native of Window Rock, Ariz., she was the daughter of the late Howard Alb... — Updated 12/11/2019


Group Celebrates 30th Birthday With 30 Mile Run

Morning arrived early on May 25, 2019. Too early. My girlfriend Carrie and I departed Swannanoa before the sun rose from the surrounding hills; it was 4 a.m. and time for a jog. We... — Updated 10/14/2019

 By Alex Perri    Outdoors

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... — Updated 10/7/2019


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... — Updated 9/9/2019


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... — Updated 9/4/2019

 By Alex Perri    News

Magazine Highlights Local Landmarks – Transylvania County, NC

Three Transylvania landmarks and families are featured in the September issue of Our State magazine, including the old Shuford Farm barn on Everett Road, now owned by Clay Sykes... — Updated 9/3/2019


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