NCEI Plans for the Future by Keeping an Eye on the Sky

Towering over Patton Avenue in Downtown Asheville is an impressive, yet oddly silent, building. It sits quietly as the daily whirlwind of people, vehicles, and weather sweep past the structure. Its inhabitants are a branch of the National Oceanic and Weather Administration (NOAA) known as the National Center for Environmental Information (NCEI). “Climate is the […]

Everything You Need to Know about Supper Clubs in Asheville

Everywhere you look, more and more attention is being paid to enjoying local food. In fact, Asheville has won glowing accolades many times over for its traditional and innovative food and drink scene.  But did you know there is another food movement taking place right here in Western North Carolina? Traditional and underground supper clubs […]

2020 July 4th Events (Still Happening) in Asheville and across WNC

It’s Independence Day, and we’re ready to celebrate our country and enjoy all the highlights of the occasion—Face paint, flags, and fried food! Even while many communities are still social distancing, you can celebrate in style at events across the region. Whether you want to make freedom ring by learning about our local heritage, celebrating […]

7 Tropical Destinations that will Cure Your Winter Blues

You get excited when the first tendrils of fall’s crisp breezes creep in through the window. You can’t wait to see the first flakes of snow stick to the branches of your evergreens. But by mid-February, it’s easy to feel downtrodden by the ongoing gloomy days and chilly nights. Right about now, we start dreaming […]

Ring in 2020 at One of these 20 Local New Year’s Events!

What are your goals for 2020 and the decade ahead? Are they to try something new, get out more, and enjoy life? If so, we know how to start off the new year right! Here are 20 local events across Western North Carolina to help you ring in 2020: Winter Lights at the NC Arboretum […]

Karma Keg Nonprofit Winner Spotlight: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina

When you were young, who did you look up to? Who made a difference in your life? Who set you on the path you’re following today? At Beverly-Hanks, we give generously of our time and support every day for the benefit of our community. Our giving is generally limited to the causes closest to the […]

5 Active Asheville Neighborhoods for People on the Go

With a population topping 90,000, Asheville is the largest city in Western North Carolina and serves as the area’s economic and cultural center in many ways. Talk about your A-list cities! Asheville has amassed accolades on many fronts in recent years, from America’s #1 Quirkiest Town (Travel + Leisure) to Where to Find the Best […]

2019 Labor Day Events in Asheville and WNC

Summer weather is still stubbornly holding out for at least a few more weeks. But for many, the activities of summer come to an end this weekend. Labor Day marks the unofficial end to the season: Vacations have been had. Children are back in school. There is a slight lull in tourism across Western North […]

3 Ways WNC Rivers Support Healthy Life along Their Banks

As Asheville native and environmental icon Wilma Dykeman once wrote:  “Water is a living thing; it is life itself. In it, life began.” It is no coincidence that many of Western North Carolina’s towns were built along rivers. In addition to their life-giving waters, WNC rivers have played an important role in facilitating manufacturing and […]