Blue Ridge National Heritage News Feed

2014

August 28, 2014

The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area was recently featured in the Asheville Citizen-Times in an article by Dale Neal.

Instead of extractive industries that harvest, our economy depends heavily on the experience industry, better known as tourism. read more

August 07, 2014

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell visited the Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center in Asheville, NC, for a press conference alongside North Carolina Senator Richard Burr. read more

July 28, 2014

Start exploring Western North Carolina's music heritage by downloading the official brochure map for the Blue Ridge Music Trails. read more

June 10, 2014

This summer, viewers of WLOS Channel 13, the ABC affiliate for Western North Carolina located in Asheville, are being taken on a “cruise” to visit 14 towns and attractions that feature the traditional music of the region. read more

June 02, 2014

Story from Karen Chavez, Asheville Citizen-Times.

 Looking for a little zip to the average ho-hum hiking guide? read more

May 27, 2014

Blue Ridge Parkway News Release

Blue Ridge Parkway officials announce upcoming roadwork in a one-mile section of the Parkway, commonly known as Ice Rock, from Milepost 241 through Milepost 242.4 at Alligator Parking Area. The project involves twenty-four-hour, one-lane traffice control beginning Tuesday, May 27, 2014. read more

May 15, 2014

Joe Shannon, a musician, teacher, and founder of Mountain Home Music in Boone, NC died on Tuesday, May 13th at the age of 64. read more

May 12, 2014

“Why and How to Connect to the Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina”

The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership announces two workshops for the new Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina Program. read more

April 08, 2014

Story courtesy of the US Forest Service.

The U.S. Forest Service National Forests in North Carolina are changing the fees at seven recreation sites in the Nantahala, Pisgah, Uwharrie, and Croatan National Forests for the 2014 season. read more

April 08, 2014

The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area is pleased to annouce the release of the new BlueRidgeMusicNC.com website. The site supports the Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina in its mission to share the traditional music of the region. The website will be your guide to finding great musical experiences in the mountains and foothill of North Carolina. read more