It’s been proven time and time again that hands-on activities help people learn. Whether you’re eight or 80, making something with your hands teaches more than just the skill of the craft. Through arts education and support, the Toe River Arts Council works to help the locals and visitors of Yancey and Mitchell Counties Live… Read more »

Beverly-Hanks Home of the Week: 7 Hoolet Court in Candler

Welcome to 7 Hoolet Court in Candler MLS# 3419442 | 3 Bedrooms | 2.5 Bathrooms | 1,902 Square Feet | $435,000   Your serene sanctuary awaits at Biltmore Lake! Enjoy exceptional quality, comfort, and community in this contemporary home within reach of downtown, shopping, and natural splendor. The open main level flows easily from the… Read more »

Canton, NC: One Small Town that’s Open for Business

After decades as a quiet mill town, Canton, NC is enjoying an economic resurgence thanks to new businesses and changing demographics. Learn more about the many ways you can Live the Life You Choose in Canton, North Carolina.     “I think what is special about Canton is the quality of life,” says Jason Burrell,… Read more »

Silver Screen Magic: Grail Moviehouse Offers a Unique Experience

A hop, skip, and a jump from the bustling intersection of Patton and French Broad Avenues in Downtown Asheville, several vehicles roll up to a small building. Car doors are slammed in haste, while each person scurries to the front door of the unassuming structure. They’ve made it. They’re just on time for another screening… Read more »

Save Money and Skip These 3 Home Updates

Every renter has something they can’t wait to do when they buy their first home. Maybe you are eager to paint your walls something other than “antique white.” Maybe you’ve always wanted a doggie door or a backyard fire pit. We hope you’re able to make your first home everything you’ve always wanted! But we… Read more »

Is Your Garage Door Adding Too Much to the Power Bill?

When most people buy new garage doors with insulation, the assumption is that they will save on energy costs. Though all insulated garage doors may appear the same, upon closer inspection, you’ll see that some are better than others. Premium quality garage doors offer weather seals, while lower-end ones don’t—and that’s where the differences start…. Read more »

Beverly-Hanks Home of the Week: 353 Midland Drive in Asheville

Welcome to 353 Midland Drive in Asheville MLS# 3324575 | 4 Bedrooms | 3.5 Bathrooms | 5,162 Square Feet | $1,090,000   Enjoy a dream come true in this happy home! This elegant, traditional home was built in 1927 and recent renovations have restored it to its glory—and then some! The large, light-filled rooms offer… Read more »

Everything You Need to Know about Mushroom Foraging in Asheville

Professional gourmets and locally conscious eaters, alike, advocate for the health, economic, and culinary benefits of farm-to-table dining. In Western North Carolina, our abundant natural resources offer many opportunities to bring farm-fresh produce into our homes and restaurants. However, many locals are looking beyond the farm to enhance the quality of their dining experience and… Read more »