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Elvis Legs And Other Lessons From Looking Glass - Brevard NC

There's this relationship I want to talk to you about. You know the kind. On one hand, you get a little giddy with excitement, and on the other it's that sweaty-palmed, "I think I'm going to throw...

 

Outdoor Destination: Dry Falls In Nantahala National Forest

This week's Outdoor Destination is Dry Falls, on the Cullasaja River near Highlands, a 75' foot handicap accessible waterfall that can be walked behind. The falls are located right off of U.S. 64...

 

Resolution: Gets The Ball Rolling For The Entire Family

What drops faster than a Ball in Times Square? Personal records of course! Runners from all across western North Carolina and visitors from our region are preparing to let it rip along the streets of downtown Asheville as they participate in the...

 

Outdoor Destination Hike: Sunburst Falls

This week's outdoor destination is Sunburst Falls, located right off N.C. 215. Sunburst Falls is found on the west fork of the Pigeon River and is named after the logging town that used to be...

 

Mountainfilm To Benefit Students Across Western North Carolina - Asheville NC

Muddy Sneakers is thrilled to host Mountainfilm on Tour in Asheville for the second year on Friday, Nov. 16, at 6 p.m. at Highland Brewing Co. The event promises a fantastic night of community and...

 

Swank 65 Mountain Bike Race 20 Years Strong And Riding

The Swank 65 mountain bike race has drawn riders to Pisgah National Forest for 20 years. The annual race has often marked the end of the race season for many athletes, and has been a great way to see...

 

Wildlife Commission Seeks Public Input On Draft Species Conservation Plans - Brevard NC

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is seeking public input on five draft Species Conservation Plans until Nov. 26. The plans will guide agency efforts to maintain and increase populations of several species that are declining in North Carolina...

 

Fire Officials: Brace For A Smoky Winter

Transylvania County residents, get ready for a potentially smoky winter as much of the Blue Ridge Escarpment is slated for controlled burns between now and the spring. Both Gorges State Park and...

 

Commission Seeks Public Input, Help Save The Bog Turtle

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is seeking public input on five draft Species Conservation Plans until Nov. 26, including the mountain bog turtle, which can be found in Transylvania County. The plans will guide agency efforts to maintain and...

 

Forest Service Offers $8 Million In Grants

The U.S.D.A. Forest Service invites grant applications for projects that expand wood product and wood energy markets, reduce wildfire risk and improve forest health. Applications will be accepted through Jan. 23, 2019. In 2019 the program will...

 

Gravel Gambler Kicks Up Dust For Local Cycling Scene

Local cyclists geared up for the Gravel Gambler cross ride this weekend, hoping for some fall color. Their route started at Sycamore Cycles and took them in a loop through DuPont State Recreational...

 

Cross Is Coming – Season Opener For Local Athlete

If cycling were easy, they would call it by a different name. GO Cross in Roanoke, Va., was the cyclocross season opener this year. Cyclocross is a sport that traditionally takes place during the...

 

Free Workshops Offered At Pisgah Center For Wildlife Education

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education is offering free outdoor-related workshops for people of all ages and skill levels throughout the month of November. Online registration is required for the workshops,...

 

Join Conserving Carolina For A Members' Hike On Youngs Mountain

Join Conserving Carolina on Saturday, Oct. 20, on a Members' Hike on Youngs Mountain. Located in Rutherford County near Lake Lure, Youngs Mountain is a cradle of biodiversity in the Blue Ridge...

 

Help Save Our Hemlocks

Until recently, hemlock trees were some of the largest and most common trees in the North Carolina mountains. Often referred to as the “redwood of the East,” these towering, long-lived trees once gave western North Carolina its familiar, forested...

 

Mihalas Recognized By Trout Unlimited For Service

Brevard resident Zoë Mihalas was recognized at the 2018 National Meeting of Trout Unlimited (TU), receiving the organization's prestigious National Award for Distinguished Service in Youth...

 

Tornados Take On Eagles Looking For Second Straight Victory

The Brevard College Tornados football team (1-3, 1-1) prepare for a USA South Conference showdown at defending USA South Conference champion Huntingdon College (0-4. 0-2). The action is slated to begin on Saturday at 2 p.m. in Montgomery, Ala. This...

 

Biologists Document Widespread Fish Kills

Fisheries biologists with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission continue to document widespread fish kills in eastern North Carolina in the wake of Hurricane Florence. The fish kills are the result of significant declines in dissolved oxygen. As of...

 

Exploring The Great Outdoors: Hidden Dangers And Common Sense

Twenty years ago, the worst fear you had while bare foot in our streams and forest was broken glass, a pop–top or some rusty metal. Fast forward to today, when just this past week a portable meth...

 

Wildlife Commission Requests Grouse Hunter Assistance

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is seeking assistance from grouse hunters this hunting season with West Nile Virus Disease sampling and Avid Hunter Surveys. New this season, grouse hunters are asked to submit samples (blood and feathers) from...

 

Weekly Outdoor Destination: Key Falls

This week's outdoor destination is Key Falls, located behind the Key Falls Inn off Crab Creek Road. This may be one of the more easily accessible waterfalls in Transylvania County, and while on...

 

Mulally Bike Being Raffled For Can'd Aid Foundation

Brevard resident and professional downhill mountain bike racer Neko Mulally is raffling his 2018 World Championship's bike to benefit the Can'd Aid Foundation, the nonprofit arm of Oskar Blues...

 

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...

 

River Runs: Five Tips For Fall Fly Fishing

As we transition into the fall fishing pattern, there are several things that anglers can do to increase their catch through out the day. Here are my top fives suggestions for improving your fall fish...

 

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