Homeowners associations can be fantastic at getting deadbeat neighbors to mow their lawn, maintaining the community pool and clubhouse, and dissuading the woman across the street from painting her house a particularly noxious shade of neon pink. But they can also be a costly source of frustration for those who run afoul of their many, many, many rules.

Good bones: Home buyers are apt to hear this phrase when touring a home—i.e., their Realtor® will say, "This home has good bones!" So what does this phrase mean, exactly?

If the current long-range weather forecast of close-to-normal weather conditions pans out, the mountains of Western North Carolina should produce a typically bright display of fall leaf color this year – enough to satisfy both the region’s residents and the thousands of visitors who travel in for nature’s annual show.

The NC Apple Festival is almost here!

August 30-September 2, 2019 (Always Labor Day Weekend)

Henderson and Transylvania counties experienced top-of-the-chart growth in visitor spending and employment in 2018, according to state figures released Thursday.

Henderson County experienced a 6.4% increase in visitor spending, and Transylvania County saw 6.5%.