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Atlas Project Seeking Keen Birdwatchers – Transylvania County, NC

This spring, North Carolina embarks on its first-ever Bird Atlas. The N.C. Bird Atlas is a five-year statewide community science project that relies on volunteers to map the... — Updated 4/14/2021


Toby And Zoey Make Friends During Visit – Brevard, NC

Many of us are tired of being cooped up with weather and with COVID-19 restrictions. This includes two of Free Rein's horses, Zoey and Toby. They love to make folks smile so they... — Updated 4/14/2021


BHS Arts Program Reaches New Heights

In Sean Parrish's Art II class, a student climbs on top of a desk, strikes a pose and then Parrish alerts his artists that the timer is starting. Today, the class is diving into ges... — Updated 4/12/2021

 By Alex Perri    Features

Habitat Project Showing Good Results

Six months after completion, a wetland habitat restoration project that included the French Broad River is showing positive results. Conserving Carolina's natural resources manager... — Updated 4/7/2021


Don't Bother Me

This screech owl was spotted recently on Evergreen Drive in Illahee Hills, perched in an ivy-covered tree. It was only about 6 inches tall and would have gone unnoticed if it... — Updated 4/7/2021


Homecoming – Rosman, NC

Rosman High School senior Emma Abram was named the Homecoming Queen for 2021 during the Tigers' home game on March 26. Madison Aiken was named the 2021 Tiger Princess. (Times... — Updated 4/5/2021


Going Macro

Using a macro lens can be tricky and can take time to focus. But with a little patience and practice, shooting macro can be fun and open your eyes to the number of tiny flowers and... — Updated 3/31/2021


Homecoming Court, King Shine Friday Night – Brevard, NC

Joysan Yatilman is the 2021 Homecoming Queen and Yuri Emaus is the Homecoming King.... — Updated 3/24/2021

 By Matt McGregor    Features

New Gorges Campground Set For Fall Opening – Transylvania County, NC

By fall, a new $3.5 million campground in the 7,709-acre Gorges State Park in Sapphire should be open to the public. "We have a new site, RV site and five cabins," said Ranger... — Updated 3/18/2021

 By Ray Tuers    Features

Boys & Girls Club's Youth Of The Year Shine – Transylvania County, NC

Two Brevard girls who have virtually grown up at the Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania County have been chosen for the highest honors among the club's nearly 200... — Updated 3/10/2021


Local Arts, Culture To Be Celebrated March 27-28 – Brevard, NC

Heart of Brevard (HOB) has announced plans for Arts in March, celebrating local arts and culture in downtown Brevard, March 27-28. After a hiatus in 2020 due to COVID-19, the... — Updated 3/8/2021


Little River Bridge Named For Bill Yarborough – Transylvania County, NC

Agricultural Commissioner Steve Troxler honored longtime N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services employee Bill Yarborough by naming the DuPont State Recreational Forest... — Updated 3/8/2021


Film Will Bring The American Revolution Alive – Brevard, NC

All it took was Sharon Jenkins leaning over to Molly Tartt one day five years ago with this idea: "Why don't we use Debby West's clothing and go into the schools and teach a little... — Updated 3/3/2021

 By Alex Perri    Features

River Trip Provides Escape, Shines Light On Cause

To some, the idea of giving up modern comforts such as indoor plumbing, Wi-Fi and clean sheets for three weeks isn't exactly their idea of relaxation. But to local couple Clyde Cart... — Updated 3/1/2021


Many Ways To Stay Fit During COVID-19 - Brevard, NC

If someone has resistance bands, some dumbbells and gravity, one can create the ideal home gym for staying fit at home during COVID-19, according to Bill Bailey, a fitness coach at... — Updated 2/24/2021


DAR Brevard Chapter Enters Its Second Century

As they welcomed the new year of 1921, the 9,300 residents of Transylvania County looked ahead with hope. The deadly Spanish flu pandemic and World War I were behind them, and the... — Updated 2/22/2021


Community Effort Brings Food To Locals In Need – Brevard, NC

For 40 continuous years Sharing House has provided food to people in need. When the pandemic hit in March 2020, nearly a year ago, Sharing House started packaging fresh produce... — Updated 2/17/2021

 By Joni Pavlik    Features

Mardi Gras In The Mountains – Transylvania County, NC

"Hey Mister, throw me something" is the famous phrase you hear in New Orleans as people line the streets watching the parades go by. "Right now it's Carnival time. Oh, it's... — Updated 2/15/2021

 By Kevin Smith    Features

Louise Hogsed's Legacy Lifts Future Teachers – Transylvania County, NC

The story of two up-and-coming preschool teachers in Transylvania County Schools begins almost 50 years ago, when Louise Hogsed became one of the first public kindergarten teachers... — Updated 2/10/2021


Snow! – Transylvania County, NC

Most of the snow that fell Saturday night, Sunday morning didn’t last too long, but some people still managed to have some fun with it. (Times photos by Park Baker, Matt McGregor... — Updated 2/8/2021


Assisted Living Center Seeks Valentine's Day Greetings – Brevard, NC

To combat loneliness and social isolation, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports is linked to serious health conditions, PruittHealth, which includes... — Updated 2/3/2021


Vicki Held: My Journey To The Blue Zones Project

In the fall of 2018, I was hiking in the Dolomites in northern Italy. My husband opted for an easier hike that day, but I took off with an alpine guide and two members of our... — Updated 2/3/2021


Downtown Jam – Brevard, NC

Last week, at the corner of Jordan and Johnson streets in downtown Brevard, (pictured left to right) Richard Hardy, William Compton, Owen Grooms and Miles Compton treated downtown... — Updated 2/1/2021


Play At New Silversteen Park – Brevard, NC

Saturday morning children got to charge onto the new Silversteen Memorial Playground, as community members, Brevard City Council and staff gathered to celebrate its grand opening.... — Updated 2/1/2021


The Music Of River Inspires Restoration – Transylvania County, NC

Editor's Note: Con-serving Carolina provided the following story and photos. There's a place that lived in Woody Platt's imagination long before he set foot there – the place... — Updated 1/27/2021


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