Blue Ridge National Heritage News Feed


March 26, 2015

The Blue Ridge Parkway is pleased to announce its 2015 opening schedule for seasonal facilities and services. From preparing campgrounds for visitors, to planning engaging family programs, Parkway staff, volunteers, and partners are getting ready for a strong visitor season.  read more

March 20, 2015

Story from the United State Forest Service, Pisgah National Forest

The U.S. Forest Service is temporarily closing the Graveyard Fields Area to overnight camping. read more

March 13, 2015

You’re invited to be among the first to enjoy a shopping experience at the brand new Asheville Outlets! To celebrate its opening, Asheville Outlets is holding a special pre-Grand Opening shopping event from 5 – 9 pm on April 30. read more

March 12, 2015

The arrival of warmer weather across much of Western North Carolina has lead to the re-opening of the Blue Ridge Parkway North of Asheville, NC. This development provides access to such areas as Craggy Gardens and those beyond heading North towards the Virginia state line. read more

February 12, 2015

The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership (BRNHA) announces the award of 22 grants totaling $170,000 to help support diverse initiatives across the North Carolina mountains and foothills, focusing on craft, music, natural heritage, Cherokee culture, and agricultural traditions. These five facets of the region’s heritage earned the 25 counties of Western North Carolina a Congressional designation as the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area in 2003. read more

January 14, 2015

Robert Dotson, a flatfoot dancer of Sugar Grove, NC and recipient of the 1994 North Carolina Folk Heritage Award, passed away January 13, 2015, after a brief illness at the age of 91. read more

January 07, 2015

UNC-TV's latest project, "David Holt's State of Music," is set to premiere on Thursday, January 29 at 10:00 PM. read more

January 06, 2015

The Blue Ridge Parkway (Parkway) is seeking public input, through February 9, 2015, on an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Moses H. Cone Developed Area Management Plan (DAMP).  The DAMP would guide the future development and management of the Moses H. Cone Memorial Park (Memorial Park). The purpose of this EA is to describe the affected environment and analyze potential impacts associated with a no action alternative and two action alternatives. read more


December 02, 2014

The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area invites its partners in Henderson, Rutherford, Transylvania and Polk counties to a special workshop designed to provide information on how to connect to the Blue Ridge Music Trails in meaningful ways that will benefit you. read more