Agents Answer: Where are the Best Local Chocolate Shops in WNC?

Can you feel it in the air? It’s that magical moment that comes along just once a year, beckoning you to surprise your special someone with a beautiful bouquet and decadent dessert. It’s true that Valentine’s Day is for lovers—chocolate lovers! And true chocolate lovers know that a heart-shaped box of cheap chocolates from the […]

Agents Answer: Where are the Best Movie Theaters in WNC?

Western North Carolina has long been home to movie lovers and movie makers. Locals periodically spot visiting actors and crews in the area. (One notable film shot here recently was Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri). And in fact, so many movies have been filmed in our region, we’ve even created a map to […]

Nonprofit Spotlight: Four Seasons Foundation

Did you know that there are more than 730,000 veterans living in the state of North Carolina? That’s 9.8% of our state population! And yet, in exchange for putting their lives on hold, many veterans across the nation receive insufficient care upon their return home. These experiences only magnify the stress associated with their combat […]

Karma Keg Nonprofit Winner Spotlight: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina

When you were young, who did you look up to? Who made a difference in your life? Who set you on the path you’re following today? At Beverly-Hanks, we give generously of our time and support every day for the benefit of our community. Our giving is generally limited to the causes closest to the […]

7 Swimming Holes You Need to Try this Weekend

If you’ve gone all summer without spending an afternoon in one of our natural mountain swimming holes, we daresay you’ve wasted your time. Luckily for you, this summer season is lasting a little longer than usual, giving you more time to get out and enjoy all the natural wonders that Western North Carolina has to […]

2019 Labor Day Events in Asheville and WNC

Summer weather is still stubbornly holding out for at least a few more weeks. But for many, the activities of summer come to an end this weekend. Labor Day marks the unofficial end to the season: Vacations have been had. Children are back in school. There is a slight lull in tourism across Western North […]

Karma Keg Nonprofit Winner Spotlight: WNC Down Syndrome Alliance

At Beverly-Hanks, we give generously of our time and support every day for the benefit of our community. Our giving is generally limited to the causes closest to the hearts of our leadership, agents, and staff. Last night at our most recent Karma Keg for Charity event, the crowd decided which local charity deserved additional […]

3 Ways WNC Rivers Support Healthy Life along Their Banks

As Asheville native and environmental icon Wilma Dykeman once wrote:  “Water is a living thing; it is life itself. In it, life began.” It is no coincidence that many of Western North Carolina’s towns were built along rivers. In addition to their life-giving waters, WNC rivers have played an important role in facilitating manufacturing and […]

2019 July 4th Events in Asheville and across WNC

It’s Independence Day, and you know what that means!—Face paint, flags, and fried food! Celebrate in style at one of the many great 4th of July fireworks shows across the region. If you have trouble choosing, our agents weighed in on their favorite fireworks locations to help you find the right view. But don’t sit […]

14 Locations that Celebrate National Grilled Cheese Month Every Day of the Year

There are many people who think that “fake holidays” are getting out of hand. National Popcorn Day? (January 19) National Selfie Day? (June 21) National Margarita Day? (February 22)—”It’s all too much! And it’s all too unnecessary!” we hear them say. Sure. It may be a little ridiculous to celebrate National Grilled Cheese Month this […]