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 […]

Press Release: Angels Needed to Help Fill Giving Closets

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Angels Needed to Help Fill Giving Closets Beverly-Hanks is collecting supplies to benefit the Transylvania County Schools Giving Closets. May 29, 2019, Asheville, NC—Help children within the Transylvania County School System meet their basic needs. The Beverly-Hanks Downtown Brevard office, 6 East Main Street, Brevard, will be collecting supplies for TCS Giving […]

Nonprofit Spotlight: Transylvania County Schools Giving Closet

There are many ways to Live the Life You Choose in Western North Carolina. But for many children across our region, that choice is out of their hands. The Transylvania County School System has stepped up to support struggling students in their care. Through their programs, every student is given the opportunity for a safe […]

5 Waterfall Safety Tips for a Fun Weekend in the Woods

On hot mountain days, there’s nothing better than a hike to one of the region’s many inspiring waterfalls. Complete with pools of crystal clear water and vibrant green ferns, there’s hardly a better place to cool off! Many area waterfalls are well routed and well recorded, like the iconic 60-foot Looking Glass Falls. Others seemingly […]

48 Hours in Brevard: A Forest Bird Never Wants a Cage

Being a small town doesn’t mean you can’t offer some of the finest charms Western North Carolina has to offer. Just ask the 7,800 residents of Brevard, the seat of Transylvania County. The town has distinguished itself as an epicenter for nearby outdoor adventures, education, art, and music. Whether you’re vacationing or stay-cationing, Brevard offers […]