Blue Ridge National Heritage News Feed

2014

October 22, 2014

The scenic Blue Ridge Parkway winds through the Western North Carolina region for 252 miles, with overlooks and stops that offer breath-taking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains decked out in their exquisite fall colors. Along the way, travelers can stop at several locations and enjoy some of the finest traditional mountain music around. read more

October 13, 2014

Please join the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area as we present a group tour workshop on Thursday, November 13, 2014 in the Annex Community Room of the Colonial Theater in Canton, NC.
 
Veteran tour operator and tourism professional Mikie Wall will share her extensive experience in group tour travel at this featured workshop titled, "Servicing the Group Tour Market: Parking, Pricing, Potties and More!" read more

October 09, 2014

Traditional artists along the Blue Ridge Music Trails of NC took home the big prizes at the annual IBMA’s (International Bluegrass Music Association) annual awards show. read more

September 03, 2014

You are invited to a special workshop presented by the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership. You've heard about this exciting project; you may have attended one of the Listening Sessions held in 2013. read more

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