3 Ways WNC Rivers Support Healthy Life along Their Banks

As Asheville native and environmental icon Wilma Dykeman once wrote:  “Water is a living thing; it is life itself. In it, life began.” It is no coincidence that many of Western North Carolina’s towns were built along rivers. In addition to their life-giving waters, WNC rivers have played an important role in facilitating manufacturing and […]

Everything You Need to Know about the French Broad River: A Beginner’s Guide

The evolution of brachiopods. Giant insects. The entire history of the dinosaurs. The rise of mammals. Possibly four of Earth’s five prehistoric mass extinction events. The mighty French Broad River has seen it all. Continue reading for: French Broad River at a Glance French Broad River History & Geography French Broad River Climate & Wildlife […]

Life in Burnsville, North Carolina is Above and Beyond the Norm!

Whoever said small-town life was a small life never lived in Burnsville, NC. The town offers living situations and outdoor experiences that go above and beyond the norm, presenting you with many opportunities to Live the Life You Choose. “Burnsville is kind of a cool place to be,” said Jamie McMahan, Yancey County Planner. “Our […]

Agents Answer: Where are the Best Fishing Holes 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 […]

Discover Lake Lure, NC: Special Event

Southeast of Asheville and Hendersonville, in the Hickory Nut Gorge of the Blue Ridge Mountains, is Lake Lure. The name Lake Lure applies to both the lake and the town. We are a small town wrapped around the lake that is our heart.  The combination of mountain views and lake is superb and it’s no […]