3 Places in Waynesville to Celebrate during Black History Month

At 1.5% in Waynesville and 1.4% in greater Haywood County, according to 2022 census numbers, the local African American population isn’t necessarily strong in numbers. But compared to their portion of the population, the community has an outsized impact on local history. There have been many Black leaders and pioneers in Waynesville over the years. […]

Take an Edible Adventure with this Food Guide of Canton, NC!

The sleepy town of Canton, NC, was once little more than a stopping point midway between the larger hubs of Asheville and Waynesville. Today, visitors are drawn to the historic downtown, while new residents are attracted to the area’s affordability and quality of life. And much of that draw is thanks to Canton’s growing foodie […]

Agents Answer: Where are the Best Local Parks in WNC?

Throughout Western North Carolina, our communities and neighborhoods are interconnected—not just by our mountains and rivers, but also by our many local public parks and greenspaces. In fact, in Asheville alone, the city’s Parks and Recreation department maintains seven community and 38 neighborhood parks. And while all parks have common elements, many are as unique […]

48 Hours in Canton, NC: Everything You Need to Know for a Perfect Weekend

Located about halfway between West Asheville and Waynesville, just off Interstate 40, Canton is a modern snapshot of a classic mill town. The downtown district is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. And many of the unique and beautiful bungalows and buildings around town, once built for mill workers and managers, are still […]

WPTL Broadcasts the Sounds of a Community Gem

Not far from Main Street in Canton and the bright lights of the nearby football stadium is an unassuming one-story commercial building along Pisgah Drive. With a couple of vehicles in the parking lot one recent evening, a lone light radiated from the front window of WPTL. Walking into the beloved community radio station, it’s […]

How to Describe Canton, NC in 3 Specific Words

After many years as a quiet mill town, Canton has seen an economic and community resurgence over the last decade thanks to new businesses and changing demographics. The sleepy town was once little more than a stopping point midway between the larger hubs of Asheville and Waynesville. Today, visitors are drawn to the town’s historic […]

6 Spine-Tingling Historical Cemeteries and Graveyards in WNC You Need to Visit before Halloween

Did you know that it was once common in America to pack up a picnic lunch and visit the local cemetery with your friends and family? Before many towns and cities had public parks, people would lounge at local graves instead. They would sit for hours and enjoy the sun, the trees, and—presumably—the peace and […]

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. […]

Join Beverly-Hanks at these October 2018 Community Events

For more than 40 years, Beverly-Hanks & Associates has invested in community. Our commitment to service across Western North Carolina is inspired by our long-lasting relationships with customers, clients, and the community at large. But more importantly, our agents and staff are members of these unique communities, and we’re always excited to support them at […]