Major in the Great Outdoors at Haywood Community College

When it comes to the ancient Blue Ridge and Great Smoky mountain ranges of Western North Carolina, there’s a wide network of stewards protecting and conserving these vast wilderness areas. “Around our region and across the country, there are a lot of changes going on, especially when it comes to land use and making sure […]

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 […]

4 Powerful Places to See Live Theatre Performances in Hendersonville, NC This Season

This Sunday marks the 61st annual World Theatre Day. Celebrated on March 27, the international event is coordinated by the International Theatre Institute (ITI) to promote theatre in all its forms and share the joy of theatre with others. Sadly, it’s a little early in the season to celebrate on World Theatre Day with a […]

WNC Colleges and Universities Help Students Expand Their Possibilities

Western North Carolina is home to a large number of public and private colleges and universities. These higher ed institutions attract students from across the region and around the world. Each has its own strengths, and together, they offer myriad ways to empower students to expand their possibilities. Here’s just a quick glimpse at colleges […]

Nonprofit Spotlight: OnTrack WNC

Would you love to purchase a home, if only you had the “right” credit score? At Beverly-Hanks, we understand how overwhelming the home buying process can be. This can be especially true if you’re a first-time buyer or have a spotty financial history. But everyone deserves to Live Abundantly in WNC, regardless of their past […]

Agents Answer: What Resources are Available in WNC for People with Special Educational Needs?

Access to a quality education is a top priority in Western North Carolina. Our public school systems and private schools consistently rank among the state’s best. However, we also recognize that not all students learn in the same ways. For those students with special educational needs, the community offers additional programs and resources to provide […]

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 […]

How Important are Schools to Home Values?

As a home buyer, we know you spent a lot of time studying properties online, attending open houses, and touring homes virtually or with your favorite real estate agent. You’ve done your research. And you finally found the combination of bedrooms, bathrooms, square footage, and granite countertops to meet your vision of the perfect home. […]

Find the Right Balance at Montreat College

Tucked into the serene forest of the Blue Ridge Mountains sits Montreat College. Just east of Asheville, the picturesque campus is a crossroads of ancient faith and modern innovation. “We’ve recast ourselves as a faith-based institution and a liberal arts institution,” said Dr. Paul Maurer, president of Montreat. “We’re pivoting our future around STEM-related majors, […]