Blue Ridge National Heritage News Feed


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

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