Blue Ridge National Heritage News Feed


June 15, 2010

Join us Thursday, August 19, 2010, for our fourth annual meeting, "Gather 'Round the Blue Ridge." This year's event will be held at the North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville. read more

April 26, 2010

The detour has ended. Travelers can head east and west once again on I-40 through the Great Smoky Mountains. Two eastbound lanes and one westbound lane are now open and back in business! read more

February 04, 2010

The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area (BRNHA) is partnering with WNCW radio to develop and broadcast a new radio series called Living Traditions Moments. These two-minute vignettes, which will air on Fridays just before 8 pm, starting February 5, highlight stories about the people and traditions of the North Carolina mountains and foothills, and how these treasured traditions are being kept alive today. read more


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