Local Schools are Building Tomorrow: Education is a Top Priority in WNC

One of the most important things to consider when you’re thinking about moving is the quality of the schools. The schools around a home affect its value and its appeal to potential future buyers. Even if you don’t have children or they are out of the nest, you want to be aware of the quality […]

3 Words that Describe the Friendly Small Town of Weaverville, NC

With a population of 3,900, Weaverville has had a mini growth spurt in recent years. Away from the hustle and bustle of typical urban life, Weaverville has cultivated a full and active community unique among towns across Western North Carolina. There are plenty of terms we could use to characterize this charming small town. But […]

Agents Answer: Where are the Best Fishing Spots in WNC?

Some people say that fishing is a cure-all for the soul. It offers a direct connection to nature for many. It offers peace and solitude to some. And it offers an opportunity for camaraderie and companionship for others. Whatever your motivation to get out on the lake or into the streams and rivers, Western North […]

What Makes Asheville an Amazing Place to Live?

Billed as a place where “altitude affects attitude,” Asheville, NC is a small city by national standards. However, with a population of more than 92,000, Asheville is also the largest city in Western North Carolina. As such, it serves as the area’s economic and cultural center in many ways—making a big impact for a city […]

Find the Right Balance at Montreat College

Tucked into the serene forest of the Blue Ridge Mountains sits Montreat College. Just east of Asheville, the picturesque campus is a crossroads of ancient faith and modern innovation. “We’ve recast ourselves as a faith-based institution and a liberal arts institution,” said Dr. Paul Maurer, president of Montreat. “We’re pivoting our future around STEM-related majors, […]

Karma Keg Nonprofit Winner Spotlight: Homeward Bound WNC

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 hearts of our leadership, agents, and staff. Last night at our most recent Karma Keg for Charity event, the crowd decided which local charity deserved additional […]

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 […]

7 Super Spots to Celebrate Free Comic Book Day

Whether you’re a lifelong fan or you saw a movie in the theater and just want to learn more, there’s a reason to celebrate this weekend. The first Saturday of May is Free Comic Book Day, an unofficial holiday that’s officially awesome! Most local comic book shops celebrate Free Comic Book Day—some with discounts, some […]

Nonprofit Spotlight: United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County

At Beverly-Hanks, we believe that every person in our community should have the opportunity and means to Live the Life You Choose. There is perhaps no better way to accomplish this than by Living United—a culture of advocacy and support engendered by the United Way. Today, we take a closer look at one of our […]