Blue Ridge National Heritage News Feed


October 15, 2009

2010 marks the 75th anniversary of the Blue Ridge Parkway. A series of opening weekend events planned for November 12-14, 2009 will set the stage for a year of commemoration, community celebrations, and consideration of the future of the Blue Ridge Parkway. read more

October 06, 2009

The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area board of directors announced that Angie Chandler will serve as the organization's new Executive Director, effective October 26, 2009. Chandler currently serves as Director of External Affairs with The North Carolina Arboretum. read more

January 19, 2009

The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area today announced nineteen grants totaling more than $250,000 in funding designed to preserve and promote Western North Carolina’s heritage. read more


October 02, 2008

The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area is proud to announce that its 10-Year
Management Plan and Environmental Assessment has been approved by the
Secretary of the Department of the Interior. read more


Ronni Lundy, award-winning author of the handsome cookbook Victuals: An Appalachian Journey, with Recipes, will be our featured speaker at Gather ‘Round the Blue Ridge 2017. read more