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 […]

5 Brevard Businesses that Make Your Outdoor Adventure Dreams Come True

More than half of the land around Brevard, NC is publicly owned and protected. This includes 88,000 acres of Pisgah National Forest, the 10,000-acre DuPont State Park, and the 7,600-acre Georges State Park. Together, these lands offer myriad opportunities for biking, camping, climbing, hiking, horseback riding, paddling, and sightseeing. But do you have the gear […]

SylvanSport Specializes in the Ease of the Outdoors

In its almost two decades of existence, SylvanSport in Brevard has proven itself one of the most innovative and intriguing corners of the outdoor gear and recreational camping industries. And sitting in her office one afternoon, SylvanSport digital content specialist Katlyn Mobley can’t help but look out the window at the nearby mountains—ready to be […]

5 Ways to Live Abundantly in Straus Park

A couple generations ago, Transylvania County residents of all ages would congregate at Camp Straus. The camp boasted that nearly every kid in the county had once waded past the salamanders and tadpoles to take their first dip in the waters of its seven-acre pond. Today, residents of Straus Park are still making abundant memories […]

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 […]