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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.

“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.

The Avery County Farmer’s Market is every Thursday at the Historic Banner Elk Elementary School and runs until October 10.  SNAP Certified, call 733-8270 for more information or CLICK HERE

2019 Newland Car Show Calendar;   The Next Car Show will be the September 1 Show in Elk Park. All are welcome.

For more information on the Avery County Cooperative Extension Service Workshops and Events: CLICK HERE

**September 2019**

September 21, 2019 – 2:30 pm – The annual Newland School Reunion will take place at the Rock Gym in Newland. Doors open at 1:30 pm with a short program, door prizes, and a 50/50 drawing (must be present to win) beginning at 2:30. Special recognition to the class of 1968.  Anyone welcome who attended Newland School at any time, grades 1-12, taught, worked, or had family who attended.  Class photos will be made following the 50/50 drawing.  NOTE: Class of 1968 is being honored because last year’s reunion was not held due to inclement weather.  Everyone welcome.

September 21, 2019 – 5 pm to 10 pm – The Avery High Class of 1974 will hold their 45th Class Reunion at the Foscoe Grandfather Community Center, Saturday, September 21, cost is $15/person.  There will be a class photo at 6 pm, all family and friends are invited, for more information CLICK HERE

September 24, 2019 – 6 pm – The Cooperative Extension Service will hold a Procrastinator’s Club meeting for the Pesticide Application Training. Contact Jerry Moody for more information at 828-733-8270

**October 2019**

October 5, 2019 – 4 pm to 8 pm – Avery High FFA will hold a Fundraising BBQ at Newland FBC, cost is $10/donation, and includes full meal, Chainsaw Giveaway will be drawn during the event. All are invited, for more information contact Dewayne Krege or Gretchen Blackburn at the High School.

October 6, 2019 – 3 pm – The Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) group of Partnership for Children will hold the “Walk to Remember” at Spruce Pine First Bapt. Church. All families who have experienced the loss of a baby are welcome, if you have questions please contact Carrie Hall at 828-733-2899 or

October 19, 2019 – The Newland VFD will hold a drawing for a UTV fundraiser.  The NVFD will be giving away a 2019 Kawasaki Teryx 2 Camouflage UTV with snowblade.  500 Tickets available, contact Ken at 843-986-7626 or any NVFD Member for more information.

October 19, 2019 – The 3rd Annual Blue Ridge Bluegrass Festival with Darin and Brooke Aldridge will take place at Buck Stove, CLICK HERE for more information.

October 26, 2019 – The FIRST Avery High School reunion for ALL Classes will take place at the High School, all are welcome to attend if you ever attended Avery High School.

October 31, 2019 – 9:30 am to 3 pm – Healthy Halloween will take place at the Rock Gym in Newland. The event is free to the public, there will be many activities through the day including healthy snacks, games, door prizes and more! For more information contact Carrie Hall at 828-733-2899 or


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