12 of the Best Hidden Trails in WNC

Do you feel like you’ve hiked and biked every sidewalk, trail, and unofficial footpath in your neighborhood? Are you looking for new wilderness to roam? It’s easy to find the path less traveled without going too far! In Western North Carolina, you can explore trails your entire life and still find something new. That’s great […]

Scout out 27 Popular Movies Filmed in the Region on the WNC Movie Trail

Does that spot look familiar? You may have seen it on the big screen!  Western North Carolina has been a popular filmmaking destination for decades. In fact, Hollywood has given WNC a starring role in many movies over the years. With our scenic mountains, beautiful rivers and waterfalls, and comfortable temperatures, it’s no wonder why […]

2020 July 4th Events (Still Happening) 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! Even while many communities are still social distancing, you can celebrate in style at events across the region. Whether you want to make freedom ring by learning about our local heritage, celebrating […]

9 Breweries West of Asheville You Need to Visit [Interactive Map]

Did you know that Western North Carolina has close to 70 craft breweries? And the vast majority of those are homegrown! From its epicenter in Asheville to tiny enclaves around the region, craft brewing is a big draw for people from near and far. The number of local craft breweries is matched only by their […]

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 […]