BANNER ELK — Close your eyes and imagine...
Church of the Savior Quilters in Newland have completed 21 years of making quilts to donate to the community. This year the quilters distributed 51 quilts through the Avery County Health Department, WIC, Hospice, Meals on Wheels, Life Care Center of Banner Elk, The Heritage of Sugar Mountain…
NEWTON — A 55-year-old man was arrested on Oct. 16 by the N.C. State Highway Patrol and charged with felony hit-and-run after he reportedly fatally struck a cyclist on Oct. 10 in Caldwell County.
This past Saturday, the Beech Mountain Community Club had its annual Harvest Festival, and, as always, it was very successful. We want to take this opportunity to thank all of the people who came out to support both the Harvest Festival, as well as the Beech Mountain Community Club. We also …
How do you forgive the unforgivable? How do you remove the hurt and pain when you feel you have been wronged? How do you move forward when your past regrets seem to be haunting you? The answer lies in the word “Grace.” Grace is defined as “favor.” Specifically, the unmerited and undeserving …
SEVEN DEVILS — Plans for the new and old town hall in Seven Devils as well as the placement of a proposed trail between Avery and Watauga counties were topics of discussion for four Seven Devils Town Council candidates on Oct. 9.
Like many people, you may spend decades putting money into your IRA and your 401(k) or similar employer-sponsored retirement plan. But eventually you will want to take this money out — if you must start withdrawing some of it. How can you make the best use of these funds?
BANNER ELK — Do you ever wonder if it’s “App-a-latch-a” or “App-a-lay-cha?” How about “buggy” or “shopping cart?”
Once again, it was dreadfully cold to start the year. Grandfather Mountain reported nine degrees above zero at 8 a.m. on the morning of January 5. An even colder blast swept through the area on January 17. The temperature on Mt. Mitchell plunged to 18 below zero with a half inch of ice docum…
PLUMTREE — On Oct. 12 deputies from Avery County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call in reference to a vehicle blocking a driveway and partially in the road at 55 Jim Daniels Lane, off Little Plumtree Creek Road.
ATLANTA — Ethan Church, an Avery County native who underwent a risky procedure on Oct. 3 for an uncommon progression of a relatively common disease, is still recovering in the intensive care unit at Emory University Hospital
The following are sample ballots for voters in the 2019 municipal elections for Banner Elk, Beech Mountain, Crossnore, Elk Park, Grandfather Village, Newland, Seven Devils and Sugar Mountain. Early voting begins Oct. 16, and Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 5.
NEWLAND — The Woolly Worm festival is this weekend, and the annual affair is one of the largest single event tourism draws to the county, along with the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games.
LINVILLE — Grandfather Mountain can bear-ly stand the excitement, because Oct. 26 marks the nonprofit nature park’s annual Beary Scary Halloween celebration.
BEECH MOUNTAIN — The slopes at Beech Mountain Resort will be whiter than ever this winter thanks to major upgrades to the snowmaking system.
RALEIGH — As we enter the start of the fall wildfire season, the N.C. Forest Service and the USDA Forest Service urge visitors and North Carolinians to be cautious with campfires and when burning yard debris.
WASHINGTON — A team led by Scott S. Sheppard, Carnegie Science, has found 20 previously undiscovered moons orbiting Saturn, bringing the total number of moons to 82. This surpasses the planet Jupiter which has 79 orbiting moons. The discovery was announced Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, by the Intern…
The latest MANNA FoodBank Pop-up Market at the Rock Gym in Newland featured healthy preparations using the free food on offer. MANNA's Amy Harmen said the recipes are highly visual, focusing on fresh produce, healthy breads, low fat content, easy preparation and a small number of ingredients.
For those of us who call the High Country home, or those who already know the region as a cold weather getaway, the idea of snow in the South is as happenstance as winter following summer.
CRANBERRY — Cranberry Middle School has brought back a fundraiser that has been on hiatus a few years to support the annual eighth grade trip to Washington, D.C.
A procession to honor Tucker Carpenter and escort him home to Avery County took place on Friday afternoon, Oct. 11. Carpenter, whose father Cody is a First Responder, passed away at the age of 15 months.
AVERY COUNTY — The AMY Wellness Foundation is pleased to announce that $2.5 million has been awarded to nonprofits serving Avery, Mitchell and Yancey county residents.
BEECH MOUNTAIN — After 50 years of operation with property ownership as a requirement for Club membership, the Beech Mountain Club is now offering a limited number of memberships to Non-Property Owners (NPO).
LINVILLE — A 61-year-old cyclist died on Oct. 12 after he was struck by a vehicle in a hit-and-run incident two days before, and the N.C. State Highway Patrol is still searching for the suspected driver.
WEST JEFFERSON — SkyLine members congregated in the auditorium of Ashe County High School for the 63rd annual meeting of the SkyLine Membership Corporation Saturday, Sept. 28.
HIGH COUNTRY — The leadership team at the Appalachian Theatre of the High Country announced that the final phase of construction has been completed and that the newly renovated 1938 landmark will begin operations this month.
VALLE CRUCIS — Mountain music, handmade crafts, barbecue, Brunswick stew, apple cider, apple butter, and peak autumn color all come together in a huge hay field at the heart of Valle Crucis on Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Valle Country Fair. What started as a little church bazaar in 1978 now we…
AVERY COUNTY — With the coming of cooler weather and autumn colors we must be aware of the increase in fire danger; this year especially, due to the drought we’re currently in. Once the leaves begin to fall and vegetation dies down, folks begin cleanup and sometimes burn the debris. Remember…
Many of us look forward to the arrival of autumn with its cooler temperatures and brilliant colors. We know that there is a breakdown of the chlorophyll compound, so necessary for the photosynthesis process, in preparation for the winter slumber. However, that still doesn’t explain the reaso…
Three members of Toe Cane Beekeepers Association won bragging rights to the best tasting honey in the Mitchell-Avery-Yancey County area after hosting the Fourth Annual Mayland Black Jar Honey Tasting Contest on Oct. 3, at Homeplace Brewery in Burnsville.
NEWLAND — Students from Avery County will join thousands of other youth on athletic fields across the nation on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2019, to share their Christian faith with fellow students during the 16th annual national Fellowship of Christian Athletes (www.fca.org) Fields of Faith event. …
NEWLAND — Newland hosted it second annual Fall Harvest Festival on the Riverwalk on Saturday, Oct. 5, bringing together food, vendors and fun in town to ring in the season.
We’ve still got a couple of months until 2019 draws to a close, but it’s not too early to make some end-of-the-year financial moves. In fact, it may be a good idea to take some of these steps sooner rather than later.