10 Local Stores that have All the Outdoor Gear You Need to Enjoy Our Local Rivers

The third oldest river in the world, the French Broad River, along with its tributaries, has been an integral part of the lives of people across the Blue Ridge Mountains for as long as there have been people here. Like a lifeline pulsing through our region, today the river brings countless resources and industries to […]

June “Thank Local” LoLo Gifts: Something for Every Taste (and Taste Bud)

ENJOY LOCAL GIFTS FROM MAIN STREET MERCANTILE, A SOUTHERN CUP, & PISGAH BREWING Waynesville: $15 Gift Certificate from Main Street Mercantile Enjoy the gift of your choice with a $15 gift certificate! If you haven’t popped into Main Street Mercantile, now is the time! Enjoy a $15 gift certificate to spend at the shop. They […]

Hundreds of New Jobs May Soon Come to Waynesville

The new “Waynesville Pavilion” would bring 200 permanent jobs through a $15+ Million development and new retail center anchored by Publix grocery store. If you live in Haywood County, you’ve heard the rumors for months—a couple years, even. Something big has been brewing at the corner of Russ Avenue and Frazier Street, behind Waynesville’s Sagebrush […]

A Day to Learn, A Lifetime to Master: Curtis Wright Outfitters

It’s all about that Zen moment. “For me, it’s the peace and quiet of it,” said Jeff Curtis. “It’s so consuming. When I’m fly fishing, I’m not thinking about anything else. You become so absorbed with it that you forget about everything else—work, daily life, stress.” A lifelong fly fisherman, Curtis is the founder/owner of […]

Asheville, NC: Where Altitude Affects Attitude

Billed as a place where “altitude affects attitude,” Asheville, NC is a small city by national standards, located in the French Broad River Valley and surrounded by the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. However, with a population of more than 87,000, Asheville is also the largest city in Western North Carolina. As such, it serves as […]

May “Thank Local” LoLo Offers: Hydrate, Bathe, and Refresh with these Local Products

ENJOY LOCAL DEALS FROM BLACK DOME MOUNTAIN SPORTS, HAZELWOOD SOAP COMPANY, AND HOMESTEAD LINENS & GIFTS Asheville: Black Dome/LoLo Branded Nalgene at Black Dome Mountain Sports If you’re looking for a water bottle that will keep you well hydrated, hold up against bangs, bumps, and drops, and not leak a single drop ever, then the […]

The Beverly-Hanks LocalList: What is LoLo and How do I Begin?

Beverly-Hanks & Associates partners each month with LoLo, a free rewards program that began in Asheville. If you’re a current client of a Beverly-Hanks agent, you may already be receiving free monthly gifts in your email inbox. Have you redeemed your gifts yet? If you’re not sure how to redeem this month’s gifts—or if you’ve […]

Capturing the Magic: Echo Mountain Recording Studios

Within an earshot of Patton Avenue—a main artery of hustle and bustle into downtown Asheville—stands an old church. On the outside, one might mistake it to be abandoned or forgotten. But, upon entering the nondescript side door, the sounds of string instruments and poignant vocals ricochet around Echo Mountain Recording Studios. “I love the sound […]

April “Thank Local” LoLo Offers: Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner Options Keep You Eating Local All Day

ENJOY LOCAL GIFTS FROM HVL DONUTS, BHRAMARI BREWING, AND SUNBURST MARKET Hendersonville: Donut and Coffee at HVL Donuts Enjoy an artisan donut of your choice, and a coffee. At HVL Donuts, artisan donut flavors change daily. You really never know what you’re going to get. Choose any flavor donut and have it with a cup […]