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 […]

Davidson River Outfitters Facilitates Lessons for a Lifetime

From a young age, Kevin Howell was not only immersed in the sport and culture of fly fishing, but he also developed a lifelong love and passion for it. That’s something that has run deep in his family for generations. “My father won the United Bass Fisherman Classic in 1976, which would be the Fishing […]

3 Easy Waterfall Hikes near Brevard You Should Try This Weekend

Every day in the Blue Ridge Mountains is an adventure, especially if you know where to look. We live in a remarkable enclave for hikes of all levels of difficulty. There are countless hidden trails and lookout spots dotted throughout our local mountains and protected forests. And each offers its own unique perspective on native […]

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 […]

5 Breathtaking Cedar Mountain Hikes You Need to Try

Entirely surrounded by scenic mountain peaks, ancient rivers, and cozy coves, Western North Carolina provides an outdoor setting like no other. And the unincorporated hamlet of Cedar Mountain sits right in the thick of it. With what seems like thousands of miles of well-managed trails within just a small radius, Cedar Mountain locals enjoy the […]

3 Historic Buildings in Lake Toxaway You Need to Visit

Located 20 minutes west of Brevard in an area historically known as the “Switzerland of America,” Lake Toxaway was originally a resort community for wealthy travelers. Families including the Fords, Edisons, and Rockefellers have vacationed along its 14 miles of private shorelines. And with their attention came well-crafted homes, businesses, lodges, and other buildings to […]

Nonprofit Spotlight: VISION Transylvania

Communities are built and grown by active community members. Being confident in your community leadership is one of the important ways in which people Live Abundantly in WNC.  Today, we’re shining a spotlight on one local organization that helps locals build their leadership skill sets. We invite you to learn more about VISION Transylvania and […]

Nonprofit Spotlight: The Haven of Transylvania County

At Beverly-Hanks, we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to Live Abundantly in WNC. Right now, with high rates of unemployment and limited services available, that is difficult for many in our communities. It is especially difficult for those who were struggling before the outbreak of COVID-19.  Today, we shine a spotlight on a […]

How to Define Rosman, NC in 3 Surprising Words

What three words would you use to define the riverside town of Rosman, NC? Located southwest of Brevard along Rosman Highway (U.S. 64), this Transylvania County town sits atop several major natural and manmade intersections. It’s location has made the town the perfect spot for scientific research, outdoor recreation, and building a tight-knit community. There […]