Nonprofit Spotlight: Folkmoot USA

Better than reading a book or watching a screen, the best way to experience a new culture is to experience it in person. For many, full trips around the world are not feasible summer plans. But for residents of and visitors to Western North Carolina, one nonprofit offers the next best thing. The Folkmoot Friendship […]

2018 Memorial Day Events across WNC

After our cold winter and late spring, we are ready for summer! Grilling, family-friendly events, outdoor adventures—we want it all! And Memorial Day is the kickoff. To celebrate the season, communities across Western North Carolina are holding art tours, beer festivals, concerts, and citywide celebrations. Whatever your interests, there is an event for you. Stay […]

Join Beverly-Hanks at These May 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 our 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 […]

7 Creative Housewarming Gifts that Don’t Cost a Fortune

When your bestie buys her first home, there are three kinds of guests who come to her housewarming party: There’s the friend who grabs a bottle of bottom-shelf wine off his own counter at the last minute. There’s the acquaintance who shows up with a $850 leather backgammon set from Barneys—because that’s what every new […]

The Law of Attraction: Original Entertainment at the Magnetic Theatre

Stepping into 375 Depot Street in the River Arts District of Asheville, there’s an odd, yet welcoming, energy in the air. You leave the busy sidewalk, only to navigate through the joyously decorated hallways until you enter The Magnetic Theatre. “This is one of the loveliest black box theatres in the world,” Steven Samuels said. […]

Agents Answer: Where are the Best Places to Buy Locally Made Holiday Gifts?

Holiday shopping in Western North Carolina is at once the best experience and the worst. On the one hand, we have everything you could possibly want right here! From local produce and world-class cuisine to handmade art and amenities, the perfect holiday gift is literally right around the corner. But how can you possibly choose […]

The 12 Days of an Asheville Christmas: A Holiday Carol

When you live in Asheville, NC, there’s rarely a reason to leave. After all, we have everything you could possibly want right here! From local produce and world-class cuisine to luxury shopping and amenities, the perfect holiday gift is literally right around the corner. But how can you possibly choose just one thing to purchase […]

Black Mountain, NC: A Culture Built on Entrepreneurship, the Outdoors, Arts, and Community

Situated in the eastern end of the Swannanoa Valley at the edge of Buncombe County, Black Mountain was once known as the “Front Porch of Western North Carolina.” The historic small town prides itself on its sense of community and friendly atmosphere. In fact, it won the 2016 TripAdvisor readers’ choice award for “Prettiest Small […]

From Their Hands: Western North Carolina’s Crafting Tradition

Using your hands to make what you need or desire has long been a regular practice among the creative minds and curious spirits of Western North Carolina. If you can’t find it or afford it, you build it. This region has a storied history of handmade crafts, ranging from weaving to woodworking, pottery to jewelry. […]