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If you need information on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak, please CLICK HERE for a full page of information regarding the COVID-19 Regulations and Information. 

“Left Behind in the High Country” meets the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm in the Oak Room of the Sloop Medical Building at Cannon Memorial Hospital. This is a support group for those who have lost a loved one to suicide, for more information contact Sandra Brock at 467-5379.

HEATON CHRISTIAN CHURCH is holding Celebrate Recovery at the Church on Monday evenings at 7 pm; for more information call or text 828-528-5476

Everyone is invited to take part in a community wide Prayer Vigil by signing up for times: CLICK HERE. Please continue to be in prayer for our Community, the Leadership, Churches, Pastors, and our friends and neighbors battling COVID-19. As well as the circumstances causing unrest around the world. “If my people, called by my name…”

COVID VACCINE INFORMATION: CLICK HERE for more information, or if you have questions concerning the vaccine, please call 828-733-8273.

**April 2021**

April 12, 2021 – until – 7 pm nightly – Revival – Revival will be held at Ivey Heights Baptist Church in Newland, all are invited, special singing each evening. Bringing the message during the week will be Josh Jones.

April 13, 2021 – 5:30 pm to 7 pm – The Avery County 4H Club Junior Appalachian Musicians is calling all youth 4th to 12th grade to take part in music lessons. CLICK HERE for more information or call Bobbie Willard at 828-733-8270. Registration deadline is April 1, 2021.

April 17, 2021 – 7 pm – Simple Faith and Second Chance will be in concert at Johnson’s Chapel in Newland. All are invited to come out and join them for a night of worship and fellowship.

April 18-21, 2021 – 7 pm nightly – REVIVAL – Elk Valley Baptist Church will host revival. All are invited, Brother Mike Ricker of Belview Baptist Church will be bringing the message each night.

April 20, 2021 – 9 am to 5 pm – The NC Department of Public Safety will hold a hiring event. Taking place at the Correctional Facility. For more information CLICK HERE or call 919-480-0064 or 919-906-7233.

April 22, 2021 – 5 pm to 7 pm – The NC Cooperative Extension Service will hold an Apple Pruning Workshop at Doug Hundley’s Orchard at his home in Jonas Ridge. For more information or to register, call 828-733-8270, or CLICK HERE

**May 2021**

May 1/2, 2021 – 11 pm/Midnight – Mountain Electric is planning a Power Outage to make some needed maintenance on Substations and redirect some power in the system. CLICK HERE for more information. Rescheduled from April 17.

**Other Announcements**

Be A Mentor – You never know the impact that you could make in the life of a child; If you are interested in volunteering to be a mentor to a local child please contact the Western Youth Network at (828) 264-5174 or email Angela McMann at or download a volunteer application by clicking here: Western Youth Network Application

The Avery Pregnancy Resource Center has many different items available for young mothers in need. Please CLICK HERE for more information. CLICK HERE (SPANISH)

The SCOTTIE Mobile Pre-K (click for information) is out and about and if you have a child who would be eligible for the classes but are unable to attend Pre-K, this is a service of the Avery Public School System and Smart Start.  There are many locations throughout the county for folks to attend.  For more information or a full list of the SCOTTIE schedule, contact the Board of Education at 733-6006

The Avery County Veterans Services are seeking names of WWII, Korean Conflict, or Vietnam Conflict Service men who are natives of Avery County to compile a database.  Please Contact Georgia Henry (828-733-8211) or Jeff Pollard (828-387-5533) with any information or for more information.


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