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, […]

5 Enriching Ways the Community can Enjoy Brevard College

Alumni of Brevard College could spend all day listing the reasons why the institution is consistently recognized as one of the best liberal arts colleges in the country. For one, its focus on experiential learning takes education off the page and puts it directly into students’ hands. Add in the small class sizes (with an […]

UNC Asheville Offers Education and Empowerment

UNC Asheville’s campus stands at the heart of Asheville, offering a preeminent undergraduate education, as well as specialized graduate degrees and certificate programs. The university is home to 3,800 students, more than 30 undergraduate majors, and a Master of Liberal Arts and Sciences degree. The university excels at engaging students and the community throughout the […]

The Down-to-Earth Education of Isaac Dickson Elementary

It’s taken the better part of five years, but Isaac Dickson Elementary School Principal Brad Johnson is beginning to see the light at the end of tunnel. “Currently, [we’ve completed] our first year at the new site. Overall, the process took about five years from the planning to the demolition, construction, and delays to our […]

Shaping the Minds of Tomorrow: Mars Hill University

  With his 50-year college graduation anniversary coming up in 2019, Mars Hill University alumni Dr. Dan Lunsford won’t have to travel far for the celebration—he’s the school’s president. “It has been a phenomenal experience. It’s the best job I’ve ever had, it’s the hardest job I’ve ever had, and I treasure it very much,” […]

WCU Provides Professional and Graduate Education at Your Doorstep

“We think it’s important to go where the students are,” said Dr. Kevan Frazier. Executive director of Western Carolina University at Biltmore Park, Frazier oversees dozens of programs and hundreds of students at the campus just south of Asheville. With the main campus in Cullowhee (an hour or so west of Asheville), the Biltmore Park […]