How to have a Fantastic Date Night in Brevard, NC for $40

It’s rare that a town can boast of hosting an equal number of barbecue joints and Asian restaurants—and just as many ice cream parlors—but in Brevard, NC, it’s true. If you’re looking for a fun evening, you don’t have to go far. This cozy mountain community is within a short drive to some of the […]

Press Release: Bracken Preserve One Step Closer to Recreational Expansion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Bracken Preserve One Step Closer to Recreational Expansion Allen Tate/Beverly-Hanks helps Conserving Carolina secure 34+ acres for future recreation opportunities. January 3, 2022 (Asheville, NC)—On December 29, 2022, Conserving Carolina acquired a 34.24-acre tract of land located behind Waterford Place at the entrance to Bracken Preserve. The purchase represents the culmination of […]

Ring in 2023 at One of these 18 Local New Year’s Events!

     What are your goals for 2023 and the months 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 more than a dozen local events across Western North Carolina to help you ring in 2023, along with […]

Agents Answer: What are the Best and Most Unique Things about WNC Public Libraries?

When you read the words “public library”, what comes to mind? For many, it’s probably an image of a severe, bespectacled old woman overseeing high shelves stuffed with old books in a room devoid of any sound save for the occasional dust-driven cough. But in Western North Carolina, public libraries offer so much more! In […]

4 Fun Ways to See as Much Local Art as Possible in Brevard, NC

While shopping for groceries recently, this writer passed a woman singing “The Bear Went over the Mountain” to the baby in the carrier perched at the front of her cart. Her unexpected operatic singing style of this nursery rhyme and the fact that I hadn’t heard it in decades both caught my attention. Much like […]

48 Hours in Brevard: Everything You Need to Know for a Perfect Weekend

A forest bird never wants a cage. Henrik Ibsen Being a small town doesn’t mean you can’t offer some of the finest charms Western North Carolina has to offer. Just ask the 7,800 residents of Brevard, the seat of Transylvania County. The town has distinguished itself as an epicenter for nearby outdoor adventures, education, art, […]

Nonprofit Spotlight: Heart of Brevard

As much as we like to believe it sometimes, our beloved communities don’t just run themselves. There are festivals to coordinate, committees to host, tourism guides to produce. They serve as the many little pieces that come together to make our communities so rich and vibrant. Today, we shine a spotlight on a local organization […]

Where are the Most Delicious BBQ Spots in Brevard, NC?

If you eat meat, we bet you’ve come to love the slow-cooked wonder that is mountain barbecue. Smoked all day over hardwoods, mountain ‘cue is tender, juicy, and full of natural flavors. Are you drooling yet? There are amazing BBQ joints all over Western North Carolina, and Brevard is no exception. Here are our top […]