Blue Ridge National Heritage News Feed


June 02, 2014

Story from Karen Chavez, Asheville Citizen-Times.

 Looking for a little zip to the average ho-hum hiking guide? read more

May 27, 2014

Blue Ridge Parkway News Release

Blue Ridge Parkway officials announce upcoming roadwork in a one-mile section of the Parkway, commonly known as Ice Rock, from Milepost 241 through Milepost 242.4 at Alligator Parking Area. The project involves twenty-four-hour, one-lane traffice control beginning Tuesday, May 27, 2014. read more

May 15, 2014

Joe Shannon, a musician, teacher, and founder of Mountain Home Music in Boone, NC died on Tuesday, May 13th at the age of 64. read more

May 12, 2014

“Why and How to Connect to the Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina”

The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership announces two workshops for the new Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina Program. read more

April 08, 2014

Story courtesy of the US Forest Service.

The U.S. Forest Service National Forests in North Carolina are changing the fees at seven recreation sites in the Nantahala, Pisgah, Uwharrie, and Croatan National Forests for the 2014 season. read more

April 08, 2014

The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area is pleased to annouce the release of the new website. The site supports the Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina in its mission to share the traditional music of the region. The website will be your guide to finding great musical experiences in the mountains and foothill of North Carolina. read more

April 04, 2014

An Evening with Sheila Kay Adams, Jeanette Queen and Carol Rifkin, Thursday, April 17 at 7:30 PM at the White Horse in Black Mountain, NC. 

Experience Mountain songs, stories, ballads, fiddle tunes, dance & history with three nationally known, powerful performing artists. After an amazing reception at the Tommy Jarrell Festival & great show at the Isis, Adams Queen & Rifkin head to White Horse Black Mountain. read more

March 20, 2014

News Release

Live Music with Zoe and Cloyd in support of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area

On Tuesday, April 8th from 6:00 to 7:30 PM at The Hop Ice Cream in Asheville, NC, renowned and celebrated husband-wife duo, Zoe and Cloyd, will perform a mix of original and traditional material. read more

March 06, 2014

News Release

Through the generous donation of tickets by Charlotte Street Computers, the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership is offering tickets to the Thursday, April 17th, 7:30 pm performance of the hilarious comedy, Dearly Departed, at the Asheville Community Theater, with all proceeds going to support the work of the Heritage Area.  read more

March 03, 2014

Whether it's the "Happiest Girl in the Whole USA," or "Killing Me Softly with His Song," North Carolina women have made it big in the music world. Across genres of country, folk, bluegrass, pop,  rhythm and blues, or gospel, female singers from North Carolina have won awards and respect worldwide. Only a few of the many are highlighted here. read more