Nonprofit Spotlight: Women of Waynesville (WOW)

At Beverly-Hanks, we believe that everyone should have the opportunity and means to Live Abundantly in WNC. But knowing where to focus those efforts can sometimes be a challenge. Today, we shine a spotlight on a local organization that works hard to connect local donors and volunteers with causes that make a difference. We invite […]

3 Things You Didn’t Know about the History of Hazelwood, NC

On the west side of Waynesville is an area known as Hazelwood Village. Once the incorporated town of Hazelwood, NC, the neighborhood has maintained its own identity and evolved into a revitalized retail district. Locals and visitors enjoy arts and shopping along the walkable Hazelwood Avenue, including the iconic Hazelwood Soap Company, Robin Blu, and […]

2021 July 4th Events in Asheville and across WNC

It’s Independence Day, and we’re ready to celebrate our country and enjoy all the highlights of the occasion—Face paint, flags, and fried food! While some communities are still social distancing, you can celebrate in style at a variety of fireworks shows and other events across the region. If you have trouble choosing, our agents weighed […]

No Glitter Glue Required: 12 Great Brunch Locations for Mother’s Day

She works hard every day to make sure you have everything you need to be successful. Lunches are packed, homework is complete, soccer gear is in the car and ready for this afternoon. Hot breakfasts every morning and hearty meals every night. Teeth brushed, hair brushed, check, check, check. And what does mom get in […]

Nonprofit Spotlight: REACH of Haywood County

At Beverly-Hanks, we believe that everyone should have the opportunity and means to Live Abundantly in WNC, free from violence.  Today, we shine a spotlight on a local organization that works hard to address the root causes of domestic violence, advocate for positive social change, and empower individuals when they need help the most. We […]

Agents Answer: Where is the Best Place to See Local Art in WNC?

Western North Carolina has a long and rich history of fine visual arts and traditional crafts. From traditional Cherokee rivercane baskets, made for thousands of years, to innovative multimedia art from the area’s newest residents, there is an overwhelming amount of art to experience.  If you’re not sure where to start your journey of discovery, […]

8 Amazing Places to Celebrate Pancake Day in Waynesville

Whether you call today Shrove Tuesday, Pancake Day, or Mardi Gras, it’s a day of significance to many. Shrove Tuesday is observed by many Christians who make a special point of self-examination on this day, the last before the period of penitence known as Lent. However, in addition to considering one’s wrongs, many also indulge […]

3 Ways Art Galleries Make a Difference in the Community

Western North Carolina’s many galleries have created exciting downtown destinations for artists and art lovers alike. But more importantly, art spaces add new life and a sense of identity to our neighborhoods. From Asheville’s River Arts District to Main Street Weaverville to Marshall High Studios in Downtown Marshall, burgeoning art scenes have rejuvenated local mountain […]