Blue Ridge National Heritage News Feed


January 18, 2017

Kathy Neall has joined the staff of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership as Finance and Administrative Manager. Her duties will include managing the financial aspects of the organization, organizing and maintaining administrative functions, and assisting with human resource tasks. read more

January 17, 2017

Jan Davidson, whose award-winning 25-year tenure as executive director of the John C. Campbell Folk School epitomizes a brilliant and remarkable career, is retiring effective March 1, 2017.  read more

January 16, 2017

After undergoing an extensive eight-month rebranding process, Southern Highland Craft Guild has released a new logo and supporting messaging. The 86-year-old nonprofit organization boasts over 850 members from 293 counties that span the mountains from Maryland to Alabama. In April 2016, the organization employed consultants Lisa and Dean Peteet of local firm Atlas Branding as co-collaborators in a much desired evolution. read more


July 18, 2016

For Partners of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area-Click here for information and reservations for the 2016 Gather 'Round the Blue Ridge Annual Meeting, August 18, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Asheville. read more

July 13, 2016

Feast to the Beat, a national road trip tour celebrating the country’s National Parks and National Heritage Areas, will arrive in Asheville for a two-day event-filled stop, August 4-5, 2016. read more

June 15, 2016

The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership is pleased to announce the availability of more grants! Applications in the new grant cycle are due by October 3, 2016 and funding decisions will be announced in late January 2017. read more

April 26, 2016

Upon the upcoming retirement of Jill Jones, present Director of Marketing & Communications for the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership, the BRNHA is seeking a multi-talented Marketing/Communications Director to help take its work to the next level and to lead the organization’s efforts to expand its reach to new audiences, partners and supporters. Click here for complete job description. Resumes and references due by June 10, 2016, at 5 p.m. read more


December 09, 2015

A long-range vision for a regional interpretive trail for Western North Carolina has come to fruition with the installation of 69 signs throughout the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area footprint. Called the Blue Ridge Heritage Trail, the program provides wayside interpretive signs at cultural and natural heritage sites and attractions. In addition, five interactive kiosks have been installed in NC Welcome Centers at interstate entrances to the region. A large map brochure and website round out the program to achieve maximum promotion to visitors and residents. read more