Press Room

To our media friends--Welcome! We are here to share the history and natural and cultural heritage of North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains and foothills.  This section of our website is designed to help you share our stories as well!


Blue Ridge Heritage Trail Leads Visitor to 70 Heritage and Cultural Sites

Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina Information

For more details and information click on the links below:



The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area is a rich source for unique stories and features about the mountains and foothills of North Carolina, and Southern Appalachia in general. This press page is where media representatives can find out more about the Blue Ridge Parkway, NC historic sites, Appalachian music, Cherokee history, Cherokee crafts and artists, Blue Ridge events and Blue Ridge attractions throughout the state.

Build a Unique Story About the Culture, Natural Beauty, People and Travel in the Blue Ridge Mountains

The links below will lead you to material for building a story, whether about the people, the culture, the scenic beauty, or travel:

The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Can Help You Discover NC Historic Sites, Blue Ridge Events, Blue Ridge Attractions, and More!

Contact Jill Jones, Director of Marketing & Communications for more info.

I encourage you to visit and discover the living traditions and stunning scenic beauty of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area.  Please review the detailed itineraries provided above and if you would like me to customize a trip according to your assignment, please give me a call.   I know it has become more difficult to get away from your desk.  Be assured that I will make it my priority to be your editorial assistant and get you every detail you need before deadline.

Jill Jones
Director of Marketing & Communications
Blue Ridge National Heritage Area
828-296-7230, ext. 231