7 Fun Facts about the Geology of the Blue Ridge Mountains

Long-time locals believe there’s something magical about the Blue Ridge Mountains. Native Cherokee peoples understand them to be sacred and eternal. Even new visitors to Western North Carolina feel there’s something special about this place. And they’re all right! The Blue Ridge Mountains stand proudly beneath our feet. But to uncover their history, we have […]

5 Things You Should Know about the Mountains of Haywood County

In 2002, the United National declared December 11 to be International Mountain Day. The unofficial holiday celebrates the importance of mountainous regions around the globe. Mountains are home to 15% of the world’s population and host nearly half of the world’s biodiversity hotspots.  Here in Western North Carolina, we take time every day to recognize […]