Ring in 2022 at One of these 16 Local New Year’s Events!

What are your goals for 2022 and the months ahead? Are they to try something new, get out more (even figuratively), and enjoy life? If so, we know how to start off the new year right! Here are 16 local events across Western North Carolina to help you ring in 2022: Editor’s Note: Start 2021 […]

5 Yummy Stops for Holiday Sweet Treats in Brevard

Santa doesn’t deliver toys all around the world without stopping for a cookie break. And neither should you! Holiday shopping can be stressful. And that’s before all the holiday events and activities kick in. If you’re feeling rushed, stop for a deep breath, a relaxing moment, and a sweet treat just for you. You deserve […]

5 Fantastic Brevard Bike Shops that Will Get You Moving Again

In just two centuries, bicycles have become a ubiquitous form of transportation the world over. More than that, they offer a bevy of health and wellness benefits, from improved cardiovascular fitness to increased bone strength and anxiety relief.  If you’ve been meaning to get back on your bike, there’s no better time than now! Western […]

Top 5 Outdoor Dining Options in Brevard, NC

Small towns can offer some of the best dining around. That’s especially true in Brevard, NC. Even this year, as we continue to navigate evolving social distancing measures, Brevard restaurants are serving patrons their finest fares. Now, though, many customers are choosing to dine al fresco—partly for their health, but also because the area has […]

5 New Local Businesses We’re Excited to Welcome to Brevard

There’s a reason why everyone from politicians to economists to your grandparents confidently asserts that small businesses are the lifeblood of the economy. For every $100 spent at a local business, approximately $67 stays in the community. (That’s twice as much as when you shop in big-box stores). Small business storefronts are also more likely […]

No Glitter Glue Required: 12 Great Brunch Locations for Mother’s Day

She works hard every day to make sure you have everything you need to be successful. Lunches are packed, homework is complete, soccer gear is in the car and ready for this afternoon. Hot breakfasts every morning and hearty meals every night. Teeth brushed, hair brushed, check, check, check. And what does mom get in […]

3 of the Best Places to Celebrate International Dark Sky Week in WNC

The views from our Blue Ridge Mountains are incredible during the day, but they’re just as awe inspiring at night! In much of the country, there is too much light pollution to get the full experience of sitting under a canopy of stars and watching the Milky Way shift overhead. However, in much of Western […]

4 Ways that Everyone is a Little Irish in Brevard

They say that everyone is a little Irish on St. Patty’s Day. With the revered saint’s day just around the bend, we thought we’d put that saying to the test. And you know what? We think it’s right! Here are four ways that everyone is a little Irish—on St. Patrick’s Day and year round—in Brevard, […]

3 Ways to Get Back on the Saddle in Brevard, NC

Move over, Kentucky! There’s a new region in the running for prime horse country! Western North Carolina is fast making an international name for ourselves among serious equestrians. Much of this is because of the Tryon International Equestrian Center. This state-of-the-art, 1,450-acre facility opened in 2014 is establishing the next chapter in a town where […]

The Best Places for Holiday Shopping in Brevard, NC

Even small towns can 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, and music. And those eclectic features make it an excellent location to #ShopLocal […]