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BLUE RIDGE GROWN

Online guide to fresh, locally grown produce and plants available from the local growers, farms, and nurseries of Western North Carolina. Growers pay an annual $25 per year for their listing. Search by location or by product type. Farmer's & Tailgate Markets are also listed.

Henderson and Transylvania Counties in western North Carolina, including Hendersonville, Fletcher, Flat Rock, Etowah, Saluda, Brevard, Mills River, Tuxedo, Edneyville, Pisgah Forest and many other locales. Many farms are also located conveniently close to Asheville.

 
 
 
BLUE RIDGE MUSIC TRAILS

Online Directory of Musical Events in the Blue Ridge,including North Carolina and Virginia. Site includes a brief hsitory of Blue Ridge Music. The Blue Ridge Music Trails Guide Book guide book can be purchased online (The University of NC Press). The book is a comprehensive traveler's guide to discovering the many places where this unique music-making legacy thrives. The book leads readers to more than 160 venues and events filled with bluegrass and string band music, ballad singing, fiddling, shape-note singing, gospel music, clogging, and other traditional forms of music and dance.


The Blue Ridge Music Trails project grew out of the Blue Ridge Heritage Initiative, a multi-state partnership of organizations, communities, and individuals committed to promoting the cultural heritage of the region. The Heritage Initiative was founded on the idea that heritage—the cultural traditions, natural resources, and historical events that together create a distinctive identity for the region—is integral to the well-being of communities and that the Southern Appalachians should preserve the heritage that is significant to the region and the nation. Along with the Blue Ridge Music Trails, the Blue Ridge Heritage Initiative has worked toward the creation of other trails: The Cherokee Heritage Trail (www.cherokeeheritagetrails.org) and The Gardens and Countryside Trails of the Blue Ridge (www.wnccrafts.org/gardentrails).

Major institutional partners involved in the development of the Blue Ridge Music Trails include:

The National Endowment for the Arts (www.arts.gov)

The North Carolina Arts Council (www.ncarts.org)

The Virginia Commission for the Arts (www.arts.virginia.gov)

The Appalachian Regional Commission (www.arc.gov)

Ferrum College’s Blue Ridge Institute & Museum (www.blueridgeinstitute.org)

The Blue Ridge Parkway (www.nps.gov/blri)

The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and Public Policy (www.virginia.edu/vfh)

The Blue Ridge Music Trails website is maintained by Ferrum College’s Blue Ridge Institute & Museum (www.blueridgeinstitute.org), the State Center for Blue Ridge Folklore. Comments or questions about the website as a whole should be sent to bri@ferrum.edu.

 
 
 
CHEROKEE HERITAGE TRAILS

This website provides a framework of the "Cherokee Heritage Trails Guidebook", which includes descriptions of sites and events on the trails, words from Cherokee people, photographs, and maps. Along with a personal Cherokee Trail Guide, one can experience a glimpse of this great culture through driving tours, individual visits to sites, or extended outdoor experiences - hiking, camping, biking, fishing, canoeing, horseback riding and whitewater adventure.

 
 
 
CITY OF HENDERSONVILLE - HERITAGE TREE DESIGNATION

In order to protect significant trees within the city, the city has established the heritage tree designation. A heritage tree may be designated by resolution of city council at the request of the tree board. The property owner has to consent to the designation, in writing, before the heritage tree is designated. Heritage trees may be located on public or private property. A heritage tree may lose its designation upon the written consent of the property owner to the Public Works Director who will notify the tree board of the request.
Criteria. Criteria. A tree has to meet one of the following criteria in order to be designated as a heritage tree:

(1) It has reached its mature growth as specified in Hortus Second, compiled by L. H. Bailey and Ethel Zoe Bailey, Macmillan Co., N.Y., 1941, and Carolina Landscape Plants, by R. Gordon Halfacre, Sparks Press, Raleigh, N.C., 1971.

(2) It is listed as a Champion Big Tree, as designated by the state division of forest resources.

(3) It has significant historic value to the community.

(4) It is a rare species, or provides a habitat for rare species of plants, animals or birds.

A designated heritage cannot be trimmed, cut or removed without prior written notice of 30 days to the director of public works.

 
 
 
GENEALOGY, INC.-NORTH CAROLINA

 
 
 
HENDERSON COUNTY ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Organized to advise the Board of Commissioners on matters related to environmental quality.

 
 
 
HENDERSON COUNTY HISTORIC COURTHOUSE CORPORATION

The Henderson County Historic Courthouse Corp.'s mission is to reestablish the Henderson County Courthouse as the people's house, and to bring the history alive to residents, students and visitors.

 
 
 
HENDERSON COUNTY NC CEMETERY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Seven-member committee appointed by County Commissions and responsible for the development, organization and supervision of an “Adopt-A-Cemetery” program. Assist County Staff in identifying and coordinating the upkeep and maintenance of abandoned public cemeteries. Monitor and update the list of Henderson County cemeteries. Respond to suggestions or complaints regarding cemeteries. Attempt to identify unmarked and/or lost gravesites and mark with appropriate identification.

 
 
 
HENDERSONVILLE BMX

 
 
 
MOUNTAIN VALLEYS RESOURCE CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

The Program's purpose is to plan and promote the orderly development of certain resources in the area including but not limited to human, land, water, wildlife, forestry, recreation, and cultural. Two positions on the committee are appointed by Henderson County Commissioners and one by the Henderson County Soil and Water Conservation District.

 
 
 
NCGENWEB

Web Site maintains information to help preserve Henderson County and Western North Carolina heritage, including links to resources.

If you have documents, old newspapers, family bibles, marriage records before 1851, letters which have survived more than 100 years, record books or any other documents which would provide historic, social or genealogical data, please consider contributing either an abstract, transcription or scanned image of those records. We will archive them for future generations.

County Coordinators:
Kathy Summers - ksummers55@mchsi.com
Ann Propst - annsid@citcom.net

 
 
 
RECREATION.GOV

Recreation One-Stop is one of the E-Government initiatives in the President's Management Agenda to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, and customer service of the recreation programs.

Toll Free 1-877-444-6777
International 518-885-3639

(877) 444-6777
 
 
 
STATE HISTORICAL RECORDS ADVISORY BOARD

The State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) of North Carolina was established in 1975 by the governor

The SHRAB is the central advisory board for historical records planning and project assistance in the state and is responsible for assuring that the objectives of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) are implemented in North Carolina.

The SHRAB solicits, reviews, and assesses grant proposals being submitted to the NHPRC for support that come from North Carolina.

The SHRAB serves as a regranting agency for project grants received by it from the NHPRC.

The SHRAB conducts statewide studies and surveys to assess and define the conditions and needs of our state's historical records.

The SHRAB, with NHPRC support, offers educational programs, sponsors conferences, and other activities to promote archival awareness and cooperation in North Carolina.

Contact for further information:
Jeffrey J. Crow
Deputy Secretary
Office of Archives and History
4610 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-4610

Phone: (919) 807-7280
Fax: (919) 733-8807

919-807-7326
 
 
 
THE BLUE RIDGE BICYCLE CLUB

 
 
Arden
 
 
MOUNTAIN METALSMITHS SCHOOL OF JEWELRY & LAPIDARY

The Mountain Metalsmiths School of Jewelry and Lapidary provides a location to teach those who wish to develop jewelry and lapidary skills in a non-competitive, supportive environment.

(828) 687-7830
 
 
Asheville
 
 
ASHEVILLE XPEDITIONS

Asheville Xpeditions is an outdoor activity guide to whitewater rafting, rock climbing, guided hiking, fly fishing, skiing, snowboarding, team building, and accommodations in Western North Carolina. Asheville Xpeditions outdoor activities are all within a 30 minute drive from Asheville, North Carolina.

(828) 273-2155
 
 
 
BELLAGIO

Bellagio means beautiful leisure. This beautiful wearable art boutique has been a delight since 1991. With memorable clothing by accalimed American textile artists, fashion designers, dazzling handcrafted jewelry and gorgeous one-of-a-kind accessories is located in Historic Biltmore Village, just around the corner from its sister gallery New Morning Gallery. A distinctive boutique for "Art to Wear" collections, Bellagio features American designers exhibiting a passion for exotic textures, sublime colors and innovative techniques. Their unique talents inspire dressing as an art form.

(828) 277-8100
 
 
 
BLUE RIDGE NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA (BRNHA)

Established by Congress in November 2003, the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area recognizes and celebrates the natural abundance and richly varied cultural history of the North Carolina mountains.

The 25-county region of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area includes the Qualla Boundary and the following counties: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, Yadkin, and Yancey.

(828) 298-5330
 
 
 
BLUE RIDGE OUTDOORS MAGAZINE

For ten years, Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine has been the definitive guide to outdoor sports and adventure travel in the Southeast. BRO reaches a quarter-million readers from D.C. to Atlanta and is widely regarded as the country's top regional outdoor publication.

Grab a copy of Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine (it's free!) at one of 925 locations throughout the Southeast.

(828) 225-0868
 
 
 
BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY ASSOCIATION

Outstanding scenery and recreational opportunities make the Blue Ridge Parkway one of the most popular units of the National Park System. "America's Favorite Drive" winds its way 469 miles through mountain meadows and past seemingly endless vistas. Split-rail fences, old farmsteads and historic structures complement spectacular views of distant mountains and neighboring valleys.

This internet site is a Travel Guide published by the 600 member Blue Ridge Parkway Association, Inc. to help you more fully enjoy your Parkway area vacation. The association membership includes attractions, outdoor recreation, accommodations, restaurants, shops, and a variety of other services essential to the traveler. All our members are included in the Travel Guide.

When you visit their place of business, please let them know you found them in the Blue Ridge Parkway Travel Guide.

 
 
 
CAROLINAS' NATURE PHOTOGRAPHERS ASSOCIATION

The CNPA-Asheville Region is a part of the larger CNPA organization.

Our regional GOAL: To develop a community which will celebrate the beauty of nature through photography and promote an appreciation of nature within OUR REGION.

We develop this community by:

* Photographing nature together — scheduled photo outings
* Learning about nature photography together — monthly meetings and workshops
* Sharing our ideas and knowledge among ourselves and with others — monthly meetings, our web site, Beaver Lake nature photo walks, mentors
* Sharing our images of nature among ourselves and with others – monthly meetings, our web site, and shows/exhibits

(828) 252-3307
 
 
 
CRAFT HERITAGE TRAILS

Today over 4,000 craftspeople carry on the tradition of early artists in our ancient hills. Experience the joy of discovery by following "Craft Heritage Trails", created by Handmade in America in Asheville.

This crafts guidebook covers over 500 itineraries where you can experience as many shops and individuals as possible in the course of a leisurely day.

(828) 252-0121
 
 
 
FRENCH BROAD RIVER METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION (MPO)

The MPO is a transportation policy-making organization made up of representatives from local government and transportation authorities and is part of a federal process to conduct transportation planning in urbanized areas. Its purpose is to ensure that existing and future expenditures for transportation projects and programs are based on a comprehensive, cooperative, and continuing (3-C) planning process. The French Broad River MPO is charged with developing long-range transportation plans and setting priorities for transportation improvements. Plans and priorities cover all modes of transportation including highways, public transit, and bicycle and pedestrian facilities.

(828) 259-5457
 
 
 
HANDMADE IN AMERICA

Based in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, "HandMade in America" works to develop community strategies that will enhance the region's role nationally and internationally within the handmade field. Their mission is to implement environmentally sustainable economic solutions that emphasize the craft industry, enhance opportunities in the marketplace, and develop entrepreneurial strategies for the region's crafts artisans.

The HandMade in America Craft Registry is the most comprehensive and current directory of artists, galleries, craft resources - schools, organizations, suppliers - and craft events in Western North Carolina.

(828) 252-0121
 
 
 
HIKING IN THE MOUNTAINS (BOOK & WEBSITE)

The mountains of western North Carolina and upstate South Carolina are a hiker’s paradise—rich with human history, and home to some of the greatest biological diversity in the world. Hikers here are treated to thousands of miles of trails offering fantastic views, stunning wildflower and fall foliage displays, and gigantic trees in old-growth forests.

The book takes you beyond the most well-known hikes in the region. Hiking the Carolinas is the first hiking guidebook to include Dupont State Forest, Panthertown Valley near Cashiers, and Green River Game Lands near Hendersonville in North Carolina, and also lists eight hikes in upstate South Carolina, an area largely undocumented in other guidebooks.

Published by Milestone Press. (milestonepress.com)

(828) 236-0192
 
 
 
LAND OF SKY REGIONAL COUNCIL

planning and development organization in North Carolina. It is one of 17 such organizations in the state and serves Region B, which includes the counties of Buncombe, Henderson, Madison and Transylvania.

Land-of-Sky Regional Council is made up of chief elected officials - mayors and county commission chairpersons and alternates - from member governments, one private representative of economic development interests in each county and two at-large members. Members meet monthly to plan programs and set policies and goals to benefit the entire region.

(828) 251- 6622
 
 
 
NC DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

(828) 274-6995
 
 
 
RIVERLINK

RiverLink is a regional non-profit spearheading the economic and environmental revitalization of the French Broad River and its tributaries as a place to work, live and play. Since 1987 we have engaged in simultaneous efforts to address water quality concerns throughout the French Broad River basin, expand public opportunities for access and recreation, and spearheaded the economic revitalization of Asheville's dilapidated riverfront district.

(828) 252-8474
 
 
 
THE CRAFT HERITAGE TRAILS OF WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA

With over 500 listings, the 356 page, full color, Craft Heritage Trails of Western North Carolina is a guide to find hand-made crafts, artist's studios, galleries, bed & breakfasts, inns, historical sites, special attractions and notable restaurants in the mountains of Western North Carolina.

(800) 331-4154
 
 
 
THE FRENCH BROAD RIVER WATERSHED WEBSITE (RIVERLINK)

The website is an interactive digital map that will teach people about streams, stream health, toxic sites, regulations, locations of parks, boat launches, and much more.

www.RiverLink.org

(828) 252-8474
 
 
 
THE UNC ASHEVILLE VWIN PROGRAM (ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY INSTITUTE)

Volume Water Information Network (VWIN)

Dedicated volunteers regularly monitor about 200 sites located in 10 WNC Counties including, Lake James, and the streams and rivers in the Broad, Catawba, French Broad, and Little Tennessee River watersheds.

The UNC-Asheville's Environmental Quality Institute (EQI) provides technical assistance through laboratory analysis of water samples, statistical analysis of water quality results, and written interpretation of the data. The coordination of these groups combined with dedicated volunteers that collect the water samples has produced a system that generates valid water quality data at minimal cost that would not otherwise be available to local communities. The Environmental Quality Institute welcomes the opportunity to provide this laboratory and data analysis support to any interested group in the Southeast United States. VWIN technical reports may be ordered through EQI for $10 each.

(828) 251-6823
 
 
Atlanta
 
 
ARTS OPPORTUNITIES (EMPLOYMENT & INTERNSHIPS)

Online Directory of Employment and Internship Opportunities in the Arts sponsored by the Southern Arts Federation.

(404) 874-7244
 
 
 
SOUTHERN ARTISTRY

SouthernArtistry.org is an adjudicated online artist registry designed to showcase the South’s artistic diversity and excellence by spotlighting outstanding artists of all disciplines that live and work in the region.
SouthernArtistry.org provides artists and arts groups with an online platform from which to expand their audience, publicize their work, and articulate their artistic philosophy. SouthernArtistry.org will highlight the work of artists and groups of outstanding artistic merit within Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

The registry is a joint effort of Southern Arts Federation (SoutherArts.org) and the Center for Arts Management & Technology at Carnegie Mellon (ArtsNet.org/camt).

(404) 874-7244
 
 
 
SOUTHERN ARTS FEDERATION

Supporting and promoting arts in the South.

(404) 874-7244
 
 
Boone
 
 
BLUE RIDGE RURAL LAND TRUST

The Blue Ridge Rural Land Trust is a non-profit land trust serving a seven county area of western North Carolina. Our mission is to preserve rural communities and culture in northwestern North Carolina through the preservation of the land resource upon which they depend.

Since our beginning in late 1997, Blue Ridge Rural Land Trust has made significant progress in land protection. Working quietly with individual landowners, BRRLT has protected through conservation easements and purchase 3118 acres in Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Watauga, and Wilkes counties.

(828) 263-8776
 
 
Cedar Mountain
 
 
SIERRA CLUB - PISGAH GROUP

The Pisgah Group covers Transylvania, Henderson, and Polk Counties, and the towns of Cashiers and Highlands in Jackson and Macon Counties in western NC.

The Group meets regularly to sponsor programs of general conservation and environmental interest at 7 pm on the 3rd Thursday of each month, at College Walk or at Brevard College in Brevard, NC

(828) 693-1975
 
 
Chapel Hill
 
 
THE CONSERVATION FUND - NORTH CAROLINA OFFICE

The Conservation Fund is the nation’s foremost environmental nonprofit dedicated to protecting America’s most important landscapes and waterways. Through its partnership-driven approach, the Fund works across all 50 states to preserve each region's unique natural resources, cultural heritage and historic places. Committed to effectiveness, efficiency and environmental and economic balance, the Fund is pioneering a new environmentalism that is results-oriented and sustainable, agile and inclusive, and one that inspires future generations. The Conservation Fund has a dual-purpose mission to promote economic development and environmental protection. Using market-based approaches, the Fund works with the private sector to provide comprehensive real estate solutions and sustainable technologies.

In North Carolina:
From the Appalachian Trail to the Albemarle Pamlico Estuary, North Carolina's rich natural resources beckon wildlife and outdoor enthusiasts alike. Here, the Fund and its partners work closely with local communities to integrate conservation, sustainable economic development, and social justice principals to preserve nearly 174,000 acres.

(919) 967-2223
 
 
Columbus
 
 
POLK COUNTRY TRAVEL & TOURISM

You can download Maps of Polk County geared to your interest.
Request or download Brochures of the area.
You can check out Polk County Demographics for help in your relocation or business concerns.

800-440-7848
 
 
Conyers
 
 
TRAILPLACE

An Appalachian Trail resource site, The Center for Appalachian Trail Studies is a specialty publishing house and information clearinghouse founded in 1993 by Dan Bruce to serve the hiking public. The permanent staff and online volunteers are all veteran Appalachian Trail hikers with years of experience. In addition to publications, the Center offers a wide range of specialized hiking services on-line.

(770) 679-0633
 
 
Denver
 
 
ARTJOB ONLINE

ArtJob is the source for professional opportunities and career information in all areas of the arts, including: visual arts, arts nonprofits, performing arts, commercial art and design firms, film, public arts agencies, academic arts positions, galleries, internships, fellowships, conferences, commissions and more.

(303) 629-1166
 
 
Durham
 
 
THE NATURE CONSERVANCY - NORTH CAROLINA CHAPTER OFFICE

The Nature Conservancy has protected 670,000 acres from North Carolina's mountains to coast.

(919) 403-8558
 
 
Flat Rock
 
 
BLUE RIDGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Blue Ridge Community College occupies facilities on a 140-acre campus. Campus facilties include a comprehensive library, a state-of-the-art environmental and safety training center, a 450-seat teaching and performing auditorium, a lecture center, a 66,000 square foot applied technology training center, and a two-way interactive distance learning center. The Transylvania Center in Brevard, NC houses curriculum and continuing education classes.

(828) 694-1700
 
 
 
HISTORIC FLAT ROCK, INC.

Non-profit organization with the sole purpose of preserving historic homes, views, and/or land in the Village of Flat Rock or its surrounding area.

(828) 698-0030
 
 
 
LOUISE BAILEY ARCHIVES, BLUE RIDGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Contact: Susan Williams

The Library at Blue Ridge Community College houses the Louise Bailey Archives. Louise Bailey is a local historian who writes a column in the Times-News and has written extensively on the history of Henderson County. The Archives ontains copies of her columns, her books, her video 'The Founders' Vision' and several recordings.

(828) 692-3572
 
 
 
VILLAGE OF FLAT ROCK

Flat Rock is home to the Flat Rock Playhouse, the State Theater of North Carolina, a professional theater which operates from mid-May through mid-December and the Carl Sandburg National Historic Site, nationally renowned poet, biographer, folksinger, and lecturer.

Flat Rock was incorporated in July, 1995. The Mayor is the official head of the Village and represents it for all ceremonial purposes.

(828) 697-8100
 
 
 
VILLAGE OF FLAT ROCK MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION

 
 
Fletcher
 
 
FRIENDS OF MOUNTAIN HISTORY

Friends of Mountain History (FOMH) provides advocacy, educational support, and financial assistance to heritage organizations, museums, and cultural organizations with heritage-related programs throughout a twenty-four county region of Western North Carolina. The organization works to build alliances, to fund regional heritage projects, and to develop and promote educational programs that strengthen and preserve our unique and diverse cultural resources.

(828) 687-7234
 
 
 
TOWN OF FLETCHER

(828) 687-3985
 
 
Hendersonville
 
 
AMERICAN-SCANDINAVIAN FOUNDATION

The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) promotes international understanding through educational and cultural exchange between the United States and Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.

American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF), Western swiss replica watches Carolinas Associates, meets seven times yearly for social dinners and Scandinavian-oriented activities.

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(828) 692-0323
 
 
 
APPLE VALLEY MODEL RAILROAD CLUB AT HISTORIC HENDERSONVILLE

Apple Valley Model Railroad Club (AVMRC) is located in the over 100 year-old historic Hendersonville Depot at the corner of 7th Ave. and Maple Street. This 40+ member club has constructed a fully scenicked HO model railroad representing Hendersonville and Western North Carolina. What a great place to bring your out of town friends or grand children to!

The club is open to the public every Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Plus our new “Summer Hours” schedule begins Memorial Day week and will extend through Labor Day. We will be open for visitors from 12:00PM-2:00PM on these Wednesdays. Admission is free and donations are accepted.

Contact: Mike Carlin

(828) 697-0470
 
 
 
ART LEAGUE OF HENDERSON COUNTY

The purpose of the Art League of Henderson County is the promotion, development, and enjoyment of the visual arts. The Art League was organized on May 23, 1962 and incorporated as a tax-exempt, not-for-profit corporation on May 15, 1979. Today, the Art League has over 200 members and continues to grow.

Dianne Coleman, President

(828) 828-0247
 
 
 
AZALEA SOCIETY OF AMERICA - VASEYI CHAPTER

The Azalea Society offers membership to any one with an interest in azaleas, from home gardeners, collectors and students to plant professionals. Local chapters have social activities, garden tours, meetings and plant sales of unusual varieties. National conventions have garden tours, talks by well-known azalea authorities, plant sales, and the opportunities to make and renew friendships. The Azalean, our quarterly journal, has timely informative articles about azalea culture, hybridizing, propagation, garden design, new introductions and chapter activities.

(828) 697-9228
 
 
 
BAKER-BARBER COLLECTION (COUNTY'S MAIN LIBRARY)

The Baker-Barber Collection chronicles the history and life of Western North Carolina from 1884 to the mid 1990s. The collection includes photographs of urbanization, transportation, recreation, tourism, family life, business, news, events, and portraits of the region's residents.designer replica handbags The Henderson County Public Library proudly invites the community to view the Baker-Barber Collection through a generous grant from Mr. Jody Barber to the Community Foundation of visitHenderson County.

(828) 697-4725
 
 
 
CAROLINA MOUNTAIN LAND CONSERVANCY

The Conservancy was established in 1994. The mission of the Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy is to create a regional network of permanently protected farm, forest and natural land in Henderson, Transylvania, and neighboring parts of Buncombe, Rutherford and Jackson counties. To date, total land protected is 12,382 acres.

(828) 697-5777
 
 
 
CHINA PAINTERS - HENDERSONVILLE

(828) 692-8377
 
 
 
CITY OF HENDERSONVILLE

The City of Hendersonville was incorporated January 7, 1847 and encompasses approximately 5.7 miles on a plateau about 2,200 feet above sea level. The City lies at the southern edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains, 40 miles north of Spartanburg and 22 miles south of Asheville on Interstate 26.

Council/Manager: The City of Hendersonville has a full-time city manager who handles the day-to-day operations of the City. The mayor and four council members set policy. The council members serve staggered terms.

(828) 697-3000
 
 
 
CIVITAN CLUB OF HENDERSONVILLE

Wayne Wesson, President of Hendersonville Chapter.

Civitan International is a volunteer service organization. It was organized in 1917 in Birmingham, Alabama, and has now spread throughout North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. Civitan has a threefold purpose: service, knowledge, and fellowship. Its major emphasis is on helping people with developmental disabilities, generally through support of the Civitan International Research Center in Birmingham, Alabama. Individual local clubs help support people with disabilities by participating in projects such as Special Olympics, as well as other community service projects put together by the clubs themselves. However, Civitan also places an emphasis on meeting and getting to know new people (fellowship), as well as attaining knowledge (through speakers and informative programs).

(828) 693-0090
 
 
 
ENVIRONMENTAL AND CONSERVATIONS ORGANIZATION

ECO is dedicated to preserving the natural heritage of Henderson County and the mountain region through EDUCATION, RECREATION, SERVICE, and CIVIC ACTION.

(828) 692-0385
 
 
 
GARDEN CLUB OF HENDERSONVILLE

(828) 890-3532
 
 
 
HENDERSON COUNTY

The Office of the Henderson County Manager includes staff responsible for implementing the directives and policies of the Board of Commissioners, as well as managing the day-to-day responsibilities of general county government, and developing the annual budget.

Chris Coulson - Public Information Officer

(828) 697-4808
 
 
 
HENDERSON COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL

The Arts Council of Henderson County is a community organization that advocates for the arts and provides opportunities to enrich the lives of our children and adults through the arts by offering exhibits and art education.

(828) 697-9278
 
 
 
HENDERSON COUNTY BIRD CLUB

Best way to contact is by email.

President: Mike McCurdy

The Henderson County Bird Club was formed in May, 2000 by local birders who had long recognized the varied and significant habitats unique to the Hendersonville area. During the short history of the club it has been instrumental in many environmental decisions on issues of importance to Henderson county and indeed the entire Western North Carolina area. While focusing on the enjoyment of birding in the area, the HCBC has also endeavored to promote the enlightenment of local government, businesses and the general public to the importance of birds in the environment, stressing the need to protect and manage wisely the natural systems these birds, other wildlife and even we humans depend on, and also to highlight the economic benefits visiting birders bring when they visit our highly regarded birding area.

(828) 698-8792
 
 
 
HENDERSON COUNTY GENEALOGICAL & HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The Henderson County Historical Society, was founded April 21, 1922.

The purpose of this Society shall be to serve the community by preserving the past to promote interest in the collection, preservation, distribution and publishing of genealogical and biographical matters and dedicated to the preservation of historical sites.

(828) 693-1531
 
 
 
HENDERSON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY - HENDERSONVILLE

Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 9-9, Fri.-Sat. 9-6, Open Sundays 2-6

(828) 697-4725
 
 
 
HENDERSON COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Henderson County has 21 public schools, with over 12,500 students in attendance.
There are 12 elementary schools, 4 middle schools, 4 high schools and 1 alternative school.

(828) 697-4733
 
 
 
HENDERSON COUNTY SOCCER ASSN.

(828) 697-4884
 
 
 
HENDERSON COUNTY SPORTS INFORMATION

The place to find out what is going on in the world of sports in Henderson County, NC -- softball, baseball, basketball,soccer, football -- covers adult and youth leagues.

(828) 698-5101
 
 
 
HENDERSON COUNTY TRAVEL AND TOURISM

Information on local events and attractions.

(800) 828-4244
 
 
 
HENDERSONVILLE HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION

Formed in July 1995, the Hendersonville Historic Preservation Commission serves the public both as a steward for historic properties and as a facilitator to people fortunate enough to own such properties. It provides assistance to owners and tenants, helps them plan the alterations that they are considering for their properties, and guides owners through the application process necessary to implement those changes. The Commission consists of nine members appointed by City Council for overlapping three-year terms. Included within its powers and responsibilities are the following: recommending to City Council the designation of historic landmarks and districts; granting requests for proposed changes to historic landmarks and properties situated within historic districts; and conducting educational programs with respect to historic properties.

(828) 697-3088
 
 
 
HENDERSONVILLE KIDS ALLIANCE TO SKATE

Organization dedicated to raising funds for a 20,000 square foot Skate Park to be located in Hendersonville. The proposed skate park wil be a safe, secure skating environment for the whole community to enjoy.

The City of Hendersonville has committed to assist with the building process, including designating $350,000 in funds in the 2007-2008 fiscal year towards construction.

(828) 697-6224
 
 
 
HENDERSONVILLE LIONS CLUB

The Lions meet every Friday at 12:30 pm at the Chariot, corner Church St and Seventh Ave.

The Lions Club is involved in the following projects: Blind Aid; Hearing Aid; Leader Dogs; Camp Dogwood; VIP Fishing Tournament; NC Vision Van; LCIF; Recycle Eye Glasses; Eye Wills; Youth Peace Poster Contest; M. McCune Center in Black Mountain NC; Eliada Homes in Asheville NC; Scout Troops; Youth Baseball; Salvation Army Bell Ringers; NC Apple Festival; BRCC Lions Scholarship; and Many More.....!

(828) 891-7454
 
 
 
HENDERSONVILLE LITTLE THEATRE

Hendersonville Little Theatre was born in January 1966. The Hendersonville Little Theatre is a non-profit, non-professional volunteer organization of theater lovers. Performances are held at the "Barn", on State St. between Kanuga & Willow Sts.

(828) 692-1082
 
 
 
HENDERSONVILLE SHRINE CLUB

Bill Green, President

One of the primary reasons to become a Shriner is the mission of the organization, which is to raise money for the support of the 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children. Every year we collectively raise about $600 million for these hospitals.

The Hendersonville Shrine Club is proud of our record of consistently producing more money for the Hospitals than any other club in our area.

Membership is open to any man holding the Master Mason degree in Freemasonry and being a member in good standing of a Lodge recognized and in amity with the Conference of Grand Masters of North America and of a recognized Shrine Temple.

Club meetings are held the second Monday of every month, except December, at the Chariot meeting facilities, corner of Church Street and 7th Avenue, in Hendersonville. A social period begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner, a program and the regular business meeting. Any Shriner is welcome to attend. Several times a year we invite our Shrine Ladies to attend with us and usually have a special program for this event.

(828) 693-4091
 
 
 
HENDERSONVILLE SHUFFLEBOARD CLUB

Office and shuffleboard courts located at Tom's Park in downtown Hendersonville; hosts NC and Eastern National annual tournaments; tournaments during summer months on Tuesdays and Wednesdays; tournament schedule on website; courts open for play for members and guests Mon., and Fri. (9 a.m.); Wed. and Sat. (1 p.m.); and Thurs. and Sun. (6 p.m.); history and rules of shuffleboard (http://www.trigger.net/~sandy/history.htm)

(828) 692-0947
 
 
 
HENDERSONVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

The Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra is made up of professional paid musicians. About half of the orchestra musicians reside in Henderson County and the remainder in nearby communities. Auditions are held semiannually by the Music Director.

(828) 697-5884
 
 
 
MUD CREEK WATERSHED RESTORATION PROJECT

The Mud Creek Watershed Restoration Project is housed in the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, Henderson County Center, and is a project of the Mud Creek Watershed Restoration Council. The Mud Creek Watershed Restoration Council is a group of local, state and Federal governments and agencies, businesses, non-profit organizations, and other institutions and interested citizens working to promote the ecological health of the Mud Creek Watershed in Henderson County, NC. Groups participating in the Council are listed below. The participation of many entities ensures that local stakeholders within the community had and continue to have input in the development of the Watershed Restoration Plan for Mud Creek.

Project Coordinator:Diane Silver, NC Cooperative Extension Service
Henderson County Center

Schedule a presentation for your group: We would be happy to come to your school, club, organization, or business meeting to give a slide show on the Mud Creek Project. Just contact us at the number below to set up a time.

(828) 697-4891
 
 
 
NC APPLE FESTIVAL

The Apple Festival is held on Labor Day Weekend each year (Friday through Monday) to recognize the importance of the apple and the apple industry to Henderson County and North Carolina. More than 150 vendors line eight blocks of the main event area. There is continuous entertainment on our professional stage from 10am to 10pm Friday through Sunday. The Mountain Bank King Apple Parade, always held on Labor Day, culminates the Main Street activities. Reminiscent of early festivals, the North Carolina Apple Festival closes with a street dance.

(828) 697-4557
 
 
 
PISGAH CHAPTER OF TROUT UNLIMITED

Founded in 1969, the Pisgah Chapter is very active in conservation projects that involve working with the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Park Service, and the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission.

Chapter meetings are held nine times a year on the second Thursday in the months of January through November (no meeting in May or July 2007). Meetings begin at 7:00 P.M. with a 30 minute social period. There are no Chapter activities scheduled for the month of December.

Meetings are held in the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship building on Kanuga Road in Hendersonville, NC.

From Main Street, Hendersonville, proceed southwest approximately 2.5 miles on Kanuga Road . Turn right onto Patterson Street then immediately left into the parking area.

 
 
 
PUBLIC LIBRARY

MAIN LIBRARY: 301 N. Washington St., Hendersonville, NC 28739 (828) 697-4725 Mon.-Thurs. 9-9, Fri.-Sat. 9-6, Open Sundays 2-6

FLETCHER: P.O. BOX 999, Fletcher, NC 28732 (828) 687-1218
Located at 120 Library Rd
Mon. and Tues. 9 - 8, Wed.-Thurs. 9-5:30, Fri.-Sat. 9-1, Closed Sundays

EDNEYVILLE: P.O. Box 526, Edneyville, NC 28727 (828) 685-0110
Located at 2 Firehouse Lane
Mon.-Thurs. 9-5:30, Fri.-Sat. 9-1, Closed Sundays

ETOWAH: P.O. Box 1748, Etowah, NC 28729 (828) 891-6577
Located at 245 Brickyard Rd
Mon.-Thurs. 9-5:30, Fri.-Sat. 9-1,Closed Sundays
Note: A new 8,000 square foot facility being built in 2007-08 between Brickyard and Mckinney Road and will open spring 2008.

GREEN RIVER: P.O. Box 158,Tuxedo, NC 28784 (828) 697-4969
Located at 50 Green River Rd (Volunteers needed - please call branch)
Mon.-Thurs. 9-5:30, Fri.-Sat. 9-1, Closed Sundays, Closed for Lunch 12-1

MILLS RIVER: 4683 Boylston HWY, Mills River, NC 28759 (828) 890-1850
Located at 4683 Boylston Hwy (Volunteers needed - please call branch)
Mon.-Wed.-Fri. 1:30-5:30, 9:30-5:30 on Tues and Thurs, Closed Saturday and Sunday

(828) 697-4725
 
 
 
QUILTERS GUILD, WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA

The Western North Carolina Quilters Guild in Hendersonville, NC, is dedicated to understanding and learning more about quilting and perpetuating this art form. The Guild is a group of more than 200 people who are interested in quilting, with skills ranging from beginner to professional.

(828) 890-0407
 
 
 
SOUTHERN LIGHTS SQUARE DANCE CLUB

Members gather for Round Dancing and Western Style Square Dancing each first and third Saturday night at rec hall in Whitmire Center just off Kanuga on Lilypond(2 blocks west of Church Street)in Hendersonville. Classes are also offered.

(828) 692-0276
 
 
 
SWEET ADELINES - SONG O'SKY CHORUS

Song O' Sky Chorus is dedicated to teaching and promoting the singing of a cappella, four-part harmony, barbershop style, which is part of our musical heritage. The chorus also offers its members unique and wide ranging opportunities for education and experience in other areas such as directing, music arranging, show production, administration, and leadership skills.

(828) 891-8831
 
 
 
THE BAKER-BARGER COLLECTION (HENDERSON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY)

Explore Henderson County's historic past through the camera lens of Arthur Farrington Baker thanks to a generous grant from Mr. Jody Barber to the Community Foundation of Henderson County.

(828) 697-4725
 
 
Hendersonville, NC
 
 
DOWNTOWN HENDERSONVILLE, INC.

Marketing and promotional organization for downtown Hendersonville merchants

(828) 233-3216
 
 
Horse Shoe
 
 
APPLE COUNTRY ANTIQUE ENGINE & TRACTOR ASSOCIATION

President: Doug Dunlap

General meetings are the fourth Tuesday of the month at Bay Breeze Seafood Restaurant, 1830 Asheville Highway in Hendersonville, NC. Visitors are welcome. Dinner is at 6 pm, meeting starts at 7 pm. Tell the cashier you are with Apple Country so gratuity will be taken out. In October, General meetings are sometimes adjusted to the third Tuesday to allow us time to have the meeting before Fall Harvest Days.

Membership dues are $15 for the calendar year. We also have a Life Membership for $100 per person or $150 for family of two.

 
 
 
APPLE COUNTRY WOODCRAFTERS

Apple Country Woodcrafters was formed in 1985 to promote the art and craft of woodcrafting and through its fellowship promote communication and exchange of knowledge and techniques among woodworkers and hence improve their indidivual skills.

 
 
Knoxville
 
 
BLACK BEAR PRESS

Looking for fun things to do in the Smoky Mountains? This site offers you information on Smokies attractions, entertainment, education, recreation, festivals, dining, watersports, kids activities, and much more. Here you will learn about the Tennessee and North Carolina Smokies and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

 
 
Laurel Park
 
 
TOWN OF LAUREL PARK

The Town of Laurel Park was incorporated on February 28, 1925. The Town lies at the southern edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains just west of Hendersonville, North Carolina, 26 miles south/southeast of Asheville, and 44 miles north/northwest of Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Laurel Park operates under a council-manager form of government. The Council which consists of the mayor and four commissioners is the policy-making body and appoints a manager. The manager is the chief administrator and handles the day-to-day operations of the Town.

(828) 693-4840
 
 
Mills River
 
 
TOWN OF MILLS RIVER

Mills River is among the oldest communities in Henderson County with its first landholder receiving a deed from the State of North Carolina in 1787. Mills River was considered the seat of public education in Henderson County, and was once a thriving agricultural community, often called the “fertile crescent”.

Many families living here today are direct descendants of the early settlers of the Mills River area and Henderson County. Many continue to own land that has been in their families since the 1700’s. Jesse Rickman, William Mills, and other early settlers fought in the Revolutionary War.

We are no longer just a rural farming community. We are a Town of some 6,622 persons. There is a 5-lane highway that splits the Town in two, making easy access to a major interstate and a regional airport, and Mills River is one of the fastest growing areas in Western North Carolina. It is our desire to maintain the balance of our community, to protect our natural, historical and cultural resources and manage the growth of Mills River.

(828) 890-2901
 
 
Mountain Home
 
 
HENDERSON COUNTY CRAFTERS ASSOCIATION

(828) 684-6097
 
 
Pisgah Forest
 
 
CRADLE OF FORESTRY INTERPRETIVE ASSN.

The Cradle of Forestry in America Interpretive Association, in cooperation with the Cradle of Forestry in America, the USDA Forest Service, and other partners, will make available to this and future generations the birthplace of forestry and forestry education in America and will promote, demonstrate, and stimulate interest in and knowledge of the sustainable management of America's forest lands for the multiple benefits.

(828) 884-5713
 
 
Raleigh
 
 
ARTS NORTH CAROLINA

ARTS North Carolina provides technical assistance, resources, professional development, and networking opportunities to arts organizations, artists, educators, volunteers, supporters, and businesses.

(919) 834-1411
 
 
 
FEDERATION OF NORTH CAROLINA HISTORICAL SOCIETIES

About the Federation ...
The Federation of North Carolina Historical Societies is a coalition of societies, associations, and commissions located throughout the state that are dedicated to preserving and promoting history in North Carolina. An advisory board made up of members of historical organizations from across the state oversees the work of the Federation. Membership dues are only $25 per year.

Membership is encouraged for any group in North Carolina concerned with history, whether on a local, regional, or state level. Some member organizations have a statewide focus, while others may be dedicated to a single project like restoring a historic building in the county.

The Federation co-sponsors National History Day in North Carolina.

(919) 807-7280
 
 
 
NC ARTS COUNCIL - ARTISTS & ORGANIZATION DIRECTORY

Online Directory by regions in state (Mountain, Piedmont, Coastal), by city or county, or all of North Carolina. Art forms include Crafts, Dance, Architecture/Design, Folk Arts, Literature, Media Arts, Music, Opera, Photography, Theater, Visual Arts, Humanities, Interdisciplinary, Multi-Disciplinary, and Non-Arts/Non-Humanities.

(919) 807-6500
 
 
 
NC ARTS COUNCIL - CHEROKEE ARTIST DIRECTORY

Online Cherokee Artist Directory by region (Mountain, Piedmont, Coastal), by city or county, or all of North Carolina. Art forms include Crafts, Dance, Architecture/Design, Folk Arts, Literature, Media Arts, Music, Opera, Photography, Theater, Visual Arts, Humanities, Interdisciplinary, Multi-Disciplinary, and Non-Arts/Non-Humanities.

(919) 807-6500
 
 
 
NC ARTS COUNCIL - TOURING ARTISTS DIRECTORY

The directory is a selected listing of nearly 200 North Carolina literary, performing, and visual artists and arts groups who are available to perform or share their art throughout the state. The guide is designed to be a useful tool for presenters such as arts centers, colleges and universities, festivals, arts councils, schools, civic organizations or any other group hiring artists to work within their communities.

Art forms include Crafts, Dance, Architecture/Design, Folk Arts, Literature, Media Arts, Music, Opera, Photography, Theater, Visual Arts, Humanities, Interdisciplinary, Multi-Disciplinary, and Non-Arts/Non-Humanities.

Online Directory and Printed Version (Next Publication Date: 2008)

(919) 807-6500
 
 
 
NC CIVIL WAR TOURISM COUNCIL

Formed in 1994, the North Carolina Civil War Tourism Council is a partnership of public and private organizations and individuals concerned with the preservation and welfare of North Carolina's Civil War era sites and museums.

The council was designated by former Governor Hunt as the official body to represent North Carolina in working with the Civil War Trust, a national preservation group.

(919) 876-6067
 
 
 
NC DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

The North Carolina Department of Commerce is the state's leading economic-development agency, working with local, regional, national and international companies.

(919) 733-4151
 
 
 
NC DIV OF ARCHIVES & HISTORY/OFFICE OF STATE ARCHAEOLOGY

Records on archaeological sites, resource protection and volunteer opportunities

(919) 733-7342
 
 
 
NC DIV OF ARCHIVES & HISTORY/STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICE

(919) 733-6545
 
 
 
NC DOT DIV OF BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN TRANSPORTATION

Charged with developing long-range bicycle and pedestrian transportation plans for the state, the Division's planning team focuses on a variety of initiatives to enhance bicycling and walking as viable transportation options. Activities include: promoting and supporting the development of local bicycle and pedestrian plans; selecting and scheduling new projects for the biennial Bicycle Transportation Improvement Program; providing technical assistance to localities; organizing and hosting workshops, conferences and seminars; collecting and compiling data; developing and publishing manuals, guidelines and other pertinent materials; and serving as a clearinghouse to promote new ideas and provide information on current issues and topics.

Bicycling Henderson County:
The warm weather of Spring and Summer is just around the corner, providing ample opportunities to get out on your bicycle and hit the road! The recently published Bicycling Henderson County map highlights a route system of 4 signed routes totaling 106 miles and an additional 78 miles of unsigned connectors. This extensive system connects the towns and points of interest in this scenic, beautiful and topographically varied NC mountain county. Some of the points of interest that you will encounter along the routes include: the numerous attractions along or near Historic Main Street, in the county seat of Hendersonville, Historic Flat Rock and the nearby Carl Sandburg Home, the vista of Jump Off Rock, and the ecologically rich Dupont State Forest, Holmes State Forest, and Pisgah National Forest with its Mills River Recreation Area.

(919) 807-0777
 
 
 
NC ECHO

NC ECHO is co-sponsored by Duke University Libraries and the State Library of North Carolina. North Carolina ECHO, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online, is the World Wide Web doorway to the special collections of North Carolina's libraries, archives, museums, and historic sites.

 
 
 
NC HIGHWAY HISTORICAL MARKER PROGRAM (DIV OF ARCHIVES AND HISTORY)

In 1935 the General Assembly authorized the establishment of the North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program (Public Laws, Chapter 197). From that time forward, the program has been administered as a cooperative venture among state agencies. It is presently the joint responsibility of the Research Branch, Division of Archives and History, Department of Cultural Resources, and the Traffic Engineering Branch, Division of Highways, Department of Transportation. The North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program is one of the oldest such programs in continuous operation in the United States.

"A Guide to North Carolina Highway Historical Markers" was first published in 1939 and has been periodically updated since that time.

(919) 733-7442
 
 
 
NC LITERARY AND HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION

Contact: Mr. Matt Burton

The North Carolina Literary and Historical Association, established in 1900, is among the oldest organizations of its kind in the nation. Its history is interlinked with that of the North Carolina Office of Archives and History. The objectives of the association are to: foster the interest of North Carolinians in the state's literature and history; encourage productive literary activity within the state; assist in bringing to public attention meritorious works by North Carolina writers; promote broad and varied activity in the field of state and local history; serve as a medium for the constructive exchange of ideas among persons concerned for the permanent well-being of North Carolina, and cooperate so far as may be practicable with other organizations in North Carolina whose purposes are similar to the purposes of the association.

(919) 807-7280
 
 
 
NC NATURAL HERITAGE PROGRAM

The North Carolina Natural Heritage Program is a part of the Office of Conservation and Community Affairs within the NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources. The program inventories, catalogues, and supports conservation of the rarest and the most outstanding elements of the natural diversity of our state. These elements of natural diversity include those plants and animals which are so rare or the natural communities which are so significant that they merit special consideration as land-use decisions are made.

The Natural Heritage Program follows methodology developed by The Nature Conservancy and shared by the Natural Heritage Network and NatureServe. By consolidating information about hundreds of rare species and natural communities, the program is able to ensure that the public is able to get the information that is needed, to weigh the ecological significance of various sites, and to evaluate the likelihood and nature of ecological impacts. This information supports informed evaluations of the trade-offs associated with biological diversity and development projects before plans have been finalized. Finally, this information facilitates the establishment of priorities for the protection of North Carolina's most significant natural areas.

 
 
 
NC OFFICE OF ARCHIVES AND HISTORY

Administering North Carolina's historical resources for more than 100 years.

The agency provides leadership and assistance to encourage the stewardship of historic resources by government agencies, private individuals, businesses, and nonprofit organizations throughout the state.

(919) 807-7280
 
 
 
NC OFFICE OF STATE ARCHEOLOGY

North Carolina's Office of State Archaeology (OSA) coordinates and implements a statewide program of prehistoric, historic, and underwater archaeology. The OSA serves as the professional archaeology staff for the State Historic Preservation Office and the North Carolina Historical Commission, with offices located in Raleigh, Asheville, Fort Fisher (near Kure Beach), Morehead City, and Greenville.

The OSA is a section of the Division of Historical Resources, Office of Archives & History, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources.

(919) 733-7342
 
 
 
NC SYMPHONY

The North Carolina Symphony is a full-time, professional orchestra with 65 members. With its home in Raleigh, North Carolina's spectacular Meymandi Concert Hall, the symphony performs about 60 concerts a year in the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and Cary metropolitan area. One of the Symphony’s proudest achievements is that it has one of the most extensive education programs of any U.S. orchestra.

(919) 733-2750
 
 
 
NC WILDLIFE RESOURCES COMMISSION

The NC Wildlife Resource Commission is the best resource for hunting, fishing and boating information, educational programs, WILD products and other wildlife services for the citizens and visitors of North Carolina.

(919) 707-0010
 
 
 
STATE LIBRARY OF NORTH CAROLINA

The State Library of North Carolina's World Wide Web resources reflect the library's commitment to use the power of information to enrich the lives of the people of North Carolina. Our World Wide Web resources focus on services the library is uniquely able to provide to support the state's libraries, our state government agencies, the business community, genealogists and the blind and physically handicapped.

(919) 807-7450
 
 
Washington
 
 
AMERICANS FOR THE ARTS & JOB BANK

Americans for the Arts is the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America. With 45 years of service, we are dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts.

Searchable database of nonprofit and for-profit arts management positions at organizations across the United State replica watches

(202) 371-2830
 
 
 
U.S. DEPT OF THE INTERIOR/NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

(202) 208-4621
 
 
Weaverville
 
 
REEMS CREEK GOLF CLUB

Recognized As One Of Western North Carolina's Best, this most unique mountain golf experience is located only minutes away from Asheville, in a beautiful valley completely surrounded by the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains. The Reems Creek Golf Club, designed by Hawtree and Son of Oxford, England, offers a Scottish Highland look with its rolling terrain, deep and large knolls which bisect the beautifully manicured tees, fairways and greens. Reems Creek Golf Club offers a secluded setting which captures the splendor and rustic beauty of the North Carolina mountains and was rated by Golf Digest's "Places to Play."

(828) 645-4393
 
 
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