5 Places to Go for a Successful Day of Thrifting in Fletcher

Some people engage in thrift shopping as a matter of frugality. Others enjoy “the hunt” that’s inherent to thrifting and antiquing—the rush that comes from discovering a small treasure and acquiring it for a low price. Whatever your motivation, there are plenty of places to shop for a great bargain in the small town of […]

Nonprofit Spotlight: Our VOICE

Sometimes, the simplest thing you can do to make a difference is show someone you understand what they’re going through. But victims of sexual violence and human trafficking also need access to counseling and crisis support, as well as medical and court advocates, in order to begin their healing process. Luckily, there’s one Buncombe County […]

Nonprofit Spotlight: Foothills Equestrian Nature Center (FENCE)

You may not have heard of it before moving to Western North Carolina. But Tryon, NC, has been a destination for equestrians for well over a century. Today, the town offers world-class equine veterinary, boarding, and training facilities, as well as more than 100 miles of private trail systems. In 2014, the town quickly hit […]

Nonprofit Spotlight: Hickory Nut Gorge Outreach

Oftentimes, families receive assistance through government programs, but it isn’t enough to make ends meet. It’s up to the community to help neighbors who work seasonal jobs, suffer from a disability, have loved ones serving in the military, or have large families—any of whom may simply not be able to afford to provide an adequate […]

Nonprofit Spotlight: Haywood County Arts Council

Western North Carolina’s many local art galleries and museums have always been exciting destinations for lovers of visual arts. But more importantly, art spaces add new life and a sense of identity to our neighborhoods, contributing to the many ways there are to Live Abundantly in WNC.  Today, we’re shining a spotlight on one local […]

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 […]

Nonprofit Spotlight: BeLoved Asheville

When everyone plays on the same field, there’s no end to the possibilities available for that community. It’s only when a level playing field is open to some and not others that a community begins to fail. Today, we shine a spotlight on a local organization that works to provide equity to all in the […]

Green Built Alliance Builds a Better World for Tomorrow

For 20 years, the Green Built Alliance has been at the forefront of sustainability in Asheville and greater Western North Carolina. Through its three principles of community education, measurable standards, and regional action, the nonprofit remains a pillar of green practices and implementation. “We’re out there in the community, helping people connect with the knowledge […]

Nonprofit Spotlight: Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry

Many of our neighbors live paycheck to paycheck, making difficult choices between rent, utilities, food, health care, and day care.  Today, we shine a spotlight on a local organization that helps individuals respond to emergency needs while working long term to address root causes of poverty. We invite you to learn more about Asheville Buncombe […]

Nonprofit Spotlight: The Free Clinics

Last spring, we were astounded at the number of caring medical professionals who donated their time, their expertise, and their patience to help administer COVID vaccines at pop-up clinics throughout the community. But did you know that there are hundreds of volunteers who regularly work to offer quality care to the most vulnerable in Henderson […]