5 Local Haunts that will Make You Scream!

Did you know that parts of Hannibal (2001) were filmed in Asheville? Western North Carolina has a hell raising history with horror. From local tales to spooky trails to a variety of ghostly tours, locals love losing their lunch over grisly gore and lurid lore. We love taking tours featuring true tales of creepy criminals. […]

2018 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 […]

Natural and Cultural Diversity Abound in Buncombe County

The four-season temperate climate in Buncombe County makes year-round living easy! Because of the broad range of elevations and corresponding climates and plant growth, the area is one of the most biodiverse in the United States and the world. What’s more, Buncombe County’s approximately 240,000 residents make up Western North Carolina’s economic and cultural center […]

2018 July 4th Events in Asheville and across WNC

It’s Independence Day, and you know what that means!—Face paint, flags, and fried food! Celebrate in style at one of the many great fireworks shows across the region. If you have trouble choosing, our agents weighed in on their favorite fireworks locations to help you find the right view. But don’t sit around all day […]

Community Crossroads: Town Hardware & General Store in Black Mountain

Sitting in their office atop the Town Hardware & General Store in downtown Black Mountain, owners Peter and Beth Ballhaussen expressed gratitude for being a part of the community they serve. “We like to tell folks that we have everything you need, and you’ll find that to be true if you walk through the store,” […]

Nonprofit Spotlight: Black Mountain Home for Children, Youth, and Families

At Beverly-Hanks, we believe that every person in our community should have the opportunity and means to Live the Life You Choose. For many children across our region, that choice is out of their hands. But at Black Mountain Home for Children, Youth, and Families, more than 100 children are provided a safe home every […]

Dynamite Roasting Company Explodes with Community!

It’s been nearly 10 years since Dynamite Roasting Company burst into Western North Carolina’s specialty beverage market. At a time when craft breweries began multiplying across the area in earnest, the company’s founders were called to pursue a different brew: specialty coffee. In the fall of 2008, Andy Gibbon and Josh Gibbs found a small […]

Black Mountain, NC: A Culture Built on Entrepreneurship, the Outdoors, Arts, and Community

Situated in the eastern end of the Swannanoa Valley at the edge of Buncombe County, Black Mountain was once known as the “Front Porch of Western North Carolina.” The historic small town prides itself on its sense of community and friendly atmosphere. In fact, it won the 2016 TripAdvisor readers’ choice award for “Prettiest Small […]

Commercial Property Showcase: 139 Cherry Street in Black Mountain, NC 28711

Imagine the possibilities for this prime retail space around the corner from the Old Depot! $14.00/SF | CPE#: 486846 If you were going to open a shop in bustling downtown Black Mountain, what would you sell? The 20-plus-foot ceiling is the limit in this historic retail location! Built in 1915, the building has been recently […]

WNC Bakeries Provide Jobs and Community

City Bakery Cafe, currently with two locations in Asheville and one in Waynesville, recently announced plans to open a 3,600-square-foot production facility in Fletcher. For business owners and pastry chefs in the area, it’s great to hear about a potential tripling of the bakery’s capacity and doubling of its staff. For City Bakery’s current staff, […]