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North Carolina is currently in Phase Two of the reopening process, many events are still postponed or cancelled, please CLICK HERE for a full page of information regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak. 

“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


**September 2020**

Based on recommendation of the Avery County Health Dept. the Benfield Family has cancelled the Annual Wayne Benfield Memorial Singing due to COVID-19. The family is looking forward to continuing the Memorial next year.

September 23, 2020 – 9 am to 2 pm – Blood Drive at Avery High School, located in the High School Cafeteria, please park behind the cafeteria to attend.  For more information call Susan Hawkins at 828-733-0151

September 26, 2020 – 12 NOON EDT (11 AM CT, 9 AM PT) – Churches are urged to take part in Ringing their Church Bells in an effort for a Nationwide call to prayer for our World, Country, State, Communities, and UNITY. CLICK HERE for more information.

**October 2020**

October 4, 2020 – 3 pm – VIRTUAL EVENT – Blue Ridge Angel Babies will hold a Virtual Walk to Remember this year due to Covid-19 restrictions. This will be a FREE, LIVE event on Zoom. For more information contact Sylvia Buchanan or Carrie Hall at BR Partnership for Children or Click HERE

October 25, 2020 – 11 AM – HOMECOMING – Newland Christian Church will hold Homecoming Services at the church.

**Other Announcements**

NCHSAA announced that they will delay beginning Athletics until November, operating under a modified schedule.

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 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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