Blue Ridge National Heritage News Feed


September 18, 2013

"Should I Stay or Should I Go?"

Winter is just around the corner!  Will your favorite animals migrate or hibernate in the coming months?  Join Parkway Rangers at 10 am on Friday, September 27th for a moderate 2.5-mile roundtrip hike to the summit of Sam Knob and learn how the change of seasons will dictate Parkway animals’ behavior. read more

September 10, 2013

Story by Kruger Brothers c/o Double Time Music, Inc. read more

September 05, 2013

October 3rd at 6 PM - 9 PM. $75 per person or $140 per couple.  read more

August 28, 2013

The Blue Ridge Parkway re-opened a closed section of the historic motor road, from Milepost 376 at Ox Creek Road in Asheville, NC to Milepost 355 at Mt. Mitchell State Park using temporary bypass lanes. read more

August 28, 2013

Two longtime travel counselors have been promoted to managers at two North Carolina Welcome Centers. Mary Ann Teague of Waynesville, who joined the Welcome Center program in 1996, has been named manager of the I-40 West Welcome Center in Haywood County. Chris McKeaver of Siloam, who joined the Welcome Center program in 2000, has been named manager of the I-77 North Welcome Center in Surry County. read more

August 23, 2013

The year 2013 brings with it an opportunity to celebrate the YMI’s 120 years of existence as an institution of national, state and local historical recognition. In lieu of a Goombay festival normally held in August, the YMI is  proud to celebrate this Founders Celebration August 22- 25, 2013. The YMI’s celebration of arts in music will resume August 2014. read more

August 20, 2013

The nominees for the 2013 International Bluegrass Music Awards have been announced this evening in Nashville.
Awards will be presented on September 26 at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh, NC.
Here are the nominees and recipients as provided by the IBMA: read more

August 14, 2013

Story credit to Karen Chavez of the Asheville Citizen-Times.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Superintendent Dale Ditmanson announced that Patricia M. Wissinger has been selected as the next deputy superintendent (kind of like a vice president to the president). read more

August 13, 2013

The Southern Highland Craft Guild represents over 900 artists living in the mountain counties of nine southeastern states.  This show features the work of newly juried members from 2010 - present.  All the artist statements presented for the exhibition featured an aha moment of inspiration or serendipity. The show celebrates those moments. For a more information and a compelete listing of the new members, click here. read more

August 13, 2013

Join Parkway rangers on August 22nd at 7 PM for an easy evening stroll at the Visitor Center. Learn about Parkway construction, from the early days of the Civilian Conservation Corps to our LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified Visitor Center. Meet at the Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center parking lot, Milepost 384. Wear walking shoes and be prepared for varying weather. Call (828) 298-5330, ext. 304 for details. read more