Blue Ridge National Heritage News Feed


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

November 05, 2014

Thanks to funding, in part, from a Cherokee Preservation Foundation grant, the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership (BRNHA) has contracted with Kristi Driver to serve as Group Sales Manager to help implement a Group Tour/Motorcoach initiative for Western North Carolina. read more

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 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