Blue Ridge National Heritage News Feed


July 30, 2013

Join Parkway rangers on Thursday, August 8th at 7:00pm for an easy evening stroll on the Mountains-to-Sea Trail near Asheville to learn how human encroachment impacts animals that make their homes in underground burrows, rock crevices, and tree cavities. read more

July 23, 2013

After decades of research and work archaeologists David Moore, Robin Beck and Christopher Rodning have discovered the remains of a Spanish fort outside of Morganton, NC. The discovery makes Western North Carolina home to the oldest European fort in the interior of the United States. To learn more read this press release from the University of Michigan. Also check out this article from the NY Times.

The remains of the earliest European fort in the interior of what is now the United States have been discovered by a team of archaeologists, providing new insight into the start of the U.S. colonial era and the all-too-human reasons spoiling Spanish dreams of gold and glory. read more

July 16, 2013

Currently in effect -  Road closure on the Blue Ridge Parkway, affecting a North Carolina section between mileposts 376 and 355. No access to Craggy Gardens area until further notice. Motorists should take note that the roadway is closed traveling South at Mount Mitchell and traveling North at Ox Creek Road. Mt. Mitchell State Park will remain open and accessible from the northern approach along the Blue Ridge Parkway from Milepost 330, at Spruce Pine, NC, or from state Route 80. read more

July 09, 2013

The North Carolina Department of Commerce, Division of Tourism, has launched it's new website, Serving as a travel guide, the new site offers visitors and residents alike access to information on all that there is to do and see in North Carolina. Check it out today and plan your adventure! read more

July 09, 2013

The Grove Park Inn invites the public to join the celebration of its' 100th anniversary Friday, July 12, 2013. Events will be held throughout the day from 10 AM to 10 PM. read more

June 28, 2013

On Monday, July 1, Dupont State Forest will celebrate the opening of the Aleen Steinberg Welcome Center and the Hooker Falls pedestrian bridge. The event will begin at 11 AM with remarks from Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler and State Transportation Secretary Tony Tata. read more

June 21, 2013

Poaching appears to be the culprit in the U.S. Forest Service decision Thursday to severely restrict wild ginseng harvesting in the state’s largest national forests. read more

June 20, 2013

The Waynesville Gallery Association is excited to present Art After Dark, from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 5th.  The season is in full swing, making it a perfect time to step out and enjoy a stroll through Waynesville’s working studios and galleries. Festive Art After Dark flags denote participating galleries, such as Haywood County Arts Council’s Gallery 86, Earthworks, Cedar Hill Studio, Jeweler’s Workbench, Twigs and Leaves Gallery, TPennington Art Gallery, Main Street Artist’s Co-op, Grace Cathey Sculpture Garden and Gallery, and the Village Framer. Visit our website at read more

June 19, 2013

The Blue Ridge National Heritage are would like to thank all those who attended and helped support the "Kiss Me, Kate" fundraiser at the Asheville Community Theater. Tickets were generously provided by Charlotte Street Computers of Asheville, NC. There was a great turn out and the performance was outstanding. Thanks again to Charlotte Street Computers for your community minded gift. read more

June 19, 2013

The Civil War is so much more than the battles. It affected all aspects of life, especially the music and fashion of the time, in many different ways. Please join historians Michael Hardy, Elizabeth Hardy and Amanda Ledford at the Gov. Zebulon B. Vance Birthplace, as they present in-depth lectures on the social element of music and fashion during the American Civil War on Saturday, June 29 from 1 to 4 p.m. read more