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TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY, NC – ABOUT OUR COUNTY

SOURCE:  Transylvania County, NC website & Land of Waterfalls website “Transylvania County is located in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains of Western North Carolina, about half way between Asheville, NC and Greenville, SC.  The county seat is Brevard, NC.  The Transylvania County Courthouse, located in the heart of Brevard, is on the National Register of…

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ASHEVILLE AIRPORT UPDATE…

Excerpted from an article by Mike Cronin for the Asheville Citizen-Times. “Expanding the number of airlines and routes servicing Asheville Regional Airport requires maintaining existing relationships with legacy carriers, developing options with Allegiant Air, and further marketing of Asheville as a destination and a brand, two consultants (reporting to the Asheville Chamber Of Commerce) said…

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BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY BACK ON TOP….

…AND RECORDS SET FOR SMOKIES… Excerpted from an article by Karen Chavez/Asheville Citizen-Times “…Just over 15 million people visited the Blue Ridge Parkway in 2015 – that’s a 7% increase over the year before for the 469-mile roadway, which stretches from Cherokee to Shenandoah in Virginia.  The warm fall and mild winter brought a lot…

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ASHEVILLE REGIONAL AIRPORT TO INITIATE SERVICE TO DC…

Excerpted from article by Leah Buletti for Asheville Citizen-Times.com… “Allegiant Air has announced people will soon be able to fly directly to the Washington DC area from Asheville.  One-way fares from Asheville to Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport will be as low as $39, the air port said  in a news release. ” The flights…

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GUIDES TO WNC’S DIVERSE NATURAL WONDERS

Again and again, we give credit and great thanks to George Ellison, nature columnist at the Asheville Citizen-Times – this time for his short list of good guidebooks to our beautiful region. “At 250 million years of age, the Appalachians are now passing through the mature phase that such violently uplifted terrain experiences as it…

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WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR PREDICTS…

A STUNNING FALL LEAF SEASON! Cullowhee, NC:  “Due to a drier than usual spring and summer, the fall leaf color in the mountains of Western North Carolina should be putting on a more spectacular show than it has in many years, according to WCU’s autumnal leaf season prognosticator, Kathy Mathews.  Mathews, an associate professor of…

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