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%.

Deciding to buy your first home is a little scary. Looking for a home is anxiety-inducing. But actually making an offer? That's a whole different level of panic. Are you choosing the right one? What if you buy this home and the perfect place comes on the market a week later? What if you end up hating the place in a year?

It doesn't matter if you're owning or renting, buying or selling, or still sitting on the sidelines waiting to join the game. Just about everyone wants to know what's going on in the housing market.