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Avery HS STEM Academy receives recognitions | Community  Avery Journal Times

Avery High School's Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Academy has been recognized for multiple marks of excellence.



Being a part of the solution, not the pollution  Avery Journal Times

Avery County High School's Future Farmers of America Chapter volunteered to clean up trash around the Riverwalk in Newland. The volunteers filled up 18 ...



Avery High School assistant principal to resign after short stay  Avery Journal Times

NEWLAND — Avery County High School Assistant Principal April Pittman will be transitioning back to her position as a fourth-grade teacher at Freedom Trail ...



Schools hire new high school principal, swear in new board members  Avery Journal Times

NEWLAND — Two new members were sworn in to the Avery County Board of Education at the board's last regular meeting on Tuesday, July 10.



Avery High School and Crossnore School, Inc. to receive additional state funding  Avery Journal Times

NEWLAND — A pair of notable earmarks involving Avery County are present in North Carolina's proposed state budget for the coming fiscal year.



Crossnore High School celebrates 99th Reunion, honors final 50-year class  Avery Journal Times

CROSSNORE — The alumni of Crossnore High School held its annual reunion in the gymnasium on the campus of Crossnore's Williams Academy during a ...



Avery County Schools to Open Monday  High Country Press

By Tim Gardner. Approximately 2,200 students will head back to classes in Avery County Schools on Monday, August 20, to open the 2018-19 academic year.



High-scoring Homecoming: Last-minute score propels Avery past Patriots  Avery Journal Times

NEWLAND — Avery County High School's 50th annual Homecoming football game was a contest for the history books, complete with fireworks on the field with ...



Calloway steps down as Avery wrestling coach | Sports  Avery Journal Times

Two-time Viking state wrestling champion River Griffith with coach Derrick Calloway. Calloway resigned from Avery County Schools on March 29, but may ...



Commissioners, BOE view presentation for $19 million high school renovations  Avery Journal Times

NEWLAND — The Avery County Board of Commissioners and Avery County Board of Education held a joint meeting at Avery High School on Monday, April 23, ...



Griffin, Dellinger to be reassigned | Avery  Avery Journal Times

NEWLAND — Avery County Schools Superintendent Bryan Taylor confirmed the decision has been made to reassign Avery County High School Principal Todd ...



ACHS Graduation 2018 in pictures | Avery  Avery Journal Times

Students, family and friends gathered on Friday, June 8, to celebrate at Avery County High School's 2018 commencement ceremony at MacDonald Stadium, ...



50 years after closing, Cranberry High School still going strong  Avery Journal Times

CRANBERRY — The Historic Cranberry High School held its annual all-class reunion on the morning of Saturday, July 21.



Mountain Alliance recaps first year in Avery  Avery Journal Times

NEWLAND — A nonprofit which has become a major player at Watauga County High School expanded into Avery County last year and is back for another year ...



Avery County FFA adds five American Degrees for 2018  Avery Journal Times

INDIANAPOLIS — Premier leadership, Personal growth, and Career success through Agricultural Education is the Mission of the National FFA Organization.



Third man arrested in connection to exploitation case  Avery Journal Times

NEWLAND — A third suspect connected to a sexual exploitation case has been arrested in the past week.



Love, loss and a community that cares for Avery basketball player  Asheville Citizen-Times

Avery County basketball star Heaven Nelson celebrated great success on the court and tremendous personal loss after her mother's death.



Marion Police Officer Ruled Not At Fault in Accident Killing Avery County Man on Jan. 30  High Country Press

By Tim Gardner. District Attorney Ted Bell of the State of North Carolina Prosecutorial District 4, comprised of McDowell and Rutherford Counties, released a ...



Love, loss and a community that cares for this North Carolina high school girls basketball player  USA TODAY High School Sports

NEWLAND, N.C. — The memories Heaven Nelson carries from her mother are a painful collection of love and regret. She can still see her mother beaming on ...



Avery grads net $958,600 in scholarships | Avery  Avery Journal Times

NEWLAND — While paying for college may be a difficult and costly endeavor, many graduating seniors at Avery County High School have taken the first steps in ...



Getting ready for Avery Wrestling season | Avery  Avery Journal Times

NEWLAND — As fall turns to winter and leaves leave their branches, Avery County High School is hanging up its football jerseys and don its wrestling uniforms ...



Vikings junior varsity basketball tips off season | Avery  Avery Journal Times

NEWLAND — The Avery Vikings junior varsity basketball teams began their seasons last week, facing off against North Wilkes High School on Monday, Nov.



Avery County Tree Farmer Larry Smith to Provide 2018 White House Christmas Tree  High Country Press

By Tim Gardner. Avery County has long been known as one of “The Christmas Tree Capitals of the World.” Therefore, it seems only fitting that a Christmas tree ...



Cranberry High School shows New Life | Avery  Avery Journal Times

Forty-seven years ago, Cranberry High School closed its doors. As the graduating class of 1968 set out into the world, the students that remained joined others ...



ACSO, WCSO square off to raise funds for high school program  Watauga Democrat

NEWLAND — The Avery and Watauga County Sheriff's Offices met for an inaugural basketball game on April 5 to raise money for Avery County High School's ...



McIntosh inks to play basketball at Mars Hill University  Avery Journal Times

NEWLAND — Mars Hill has secured another Avery basketball player with Hannah Mcintosh, who signed to play at the university during a Wednesday, April 17, ...



Avery sports roundup | Avery | averyjournal.com  Avery Journal Times

NEWLAND — The Avery Vikings tennis and cross country teams battled across the state last week. Each team fought with determination to represent the Big ...



ACHS Drama Dept. presents 'Meet Me in St. Louis' this weekend  Avery Journal Times

Meet Me in Saint Louis” is coming to the Avery County High School stage this weekend. This turn-of-the-century comedy takes place at the World's Fair, and thus ...



The White House Christmas Tree Cut Wednesday, November 14; Avery County's Larry Smith Provides Another Classic Example of The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree  High Country Press

By Tim Gardner. In 1988 the term “The Year of The Perfect Christmas Tree” originated in Avery County and became nationally famous. Thirty years later in 2018, ...



ACHS Class of 1972 reunites after 45 years | Community  Avery Journal Times

It was a full weekend of events for the Avery High School Class of 1972.



Right on track: Avery track set to run the distance this season  Avery Journal Times

BURNSVILLE — On Thursday, April 12, Avery County High School met with Mountain Heritage, Erwin and Mitchell high schools at the Mountain Heritage High ...



Avery, Mitchell seniors are Midwest All-Stars  Asheville Citizen-Times

Four basketball players from Avery County and Mitchell have been selected to the West vs. Midwest All-Star games which are March 18 at Avery County.



Avery Calendar — April 24, 2019 | Calendar  Avery Journal Times

Editor's Note: In order to ensure that your calendar entries are published, please submit information to carl.blankenship@averyjournal.com at least two weeks ...



Newland Town Alderman Joleta Wise Perishes in Automobile Accident Last Thursday  High Country Press

By Tim Gardner. On Thursday afternoon, May 31, Town of Newland Board of Aldermen member Joleta Karol Wise, age 45, was killed in a two-car collision ...



Avery County native Paul Johnson resigns as Georgia Tech's Head Football Coach; App State's Scott Satterfield Listed as Possible Replacement  High Country Press

By Tim Gardner. Ironically, one coach with North Carolina High Country ties has just taken over a major college football program, while another has just retired.



Avery County Commissioners Adopt New 2018-19 Budget  High Country Press

By Tim Gardner. By a unanimous 5-0 vote, the Avery County Commissioners approved a 2018-19 fiscal year county budget of $29,638,311.00 during their ...



Avery County Commissioners Met Monday, Greene Rehired as Finance Officer by Commissioners  High Country Press

By Tim Gardner. The rehiring of a former County Finance Officer and County Manager to the former post was the top action taken during the regular monthly ...



A Conversation with Elk Park Mayor Daniel Boone  High Country Press

By Tim Gardner. The Town of Elk Park's Mayor is Daniel Boone, who is from one of the Town's and Avery County's most prominent families. Boone's father, John ...



Legends of Avery County — Tommy Burleson | Avery  Avery Journal Times

The deadline is fast approaching for nominations for this year's Legends to be turned in. July 17 is the last day nomination forms can be turned in to the Williams.



Avery County billed for high school schematics  Avery Journal Times

For the past five years, Avery County High School has been a hot topic in local politics. Built as a showpiece model school in the late 1960s, the building is.



'We are all Vikings': Cranberry, Avery middle school football programs to merge  Avery Journal Times

An announcement from Avery County High School Athletic Director Jay Smith last week signaled a big change for Avery County football, as teams from Avery ...



Teacher reprimanded for spanking student on birthday  WSOC Charlotte

An Avery County teacher who Channel 9 is not identifying was reprimanded after an incident that was caught on a student's cellphone in March during a class at ...



The Rivalry: A look back at the epic battles between Marion High and Avery  McDowell News

The Avery-Marion high school basketball rivalry began to take shape when consolidation came to McDowell County's neighboring northern county.



HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING: 5 Mountaineers qualify for individual state championships  Spruce Pine Mitchell News

NEWLAND – Mitchell Wrestling qualified five wrestlers for the individual state championships this coming weekend in Greensboro and finished 5th overall out of ...



Inside The Chart: Friday Night Re-Lit – Football — Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets  Georgia Tech Official Athletic Site

Georgia Tech players and coaches reminisce about their favorite Friday night football memories.



Inside Special Olympics Avery County | Avery  Avery Journal Times

AVERY COUNTY — Special Olympics Avery County is back in action! Both of the Spring sports teams began practice and are hard at work preparing for future ...



Technology comes to every Avery County student  WBTV

Avery County High School seniors lined up with their parents Monday afternoon to pick up a brand new Mac Book Air computer.



Career in compassion: Capt. Dee Dee Rominger retires after 16 years of service  Watauga Democrat

The empathetic and compassionate nature a retiring Watauga County Sheriff's Office captain brought to the field is what several community members say they ...



Fire consumes residence on Elk River Road | Avery  Avery Journal Times

ELK PARK — A structure fire on Elk River Road claimed a family home last week, prompting responses from five Avery County fire departments on the afternoon ...



Dogtown Wrestling excels in Winston-Salem | Avery  Avery Journal Times

Dogtown Wrestling Club had a very successful weekend in Winston-Salem. There are many “State Championship” tournaments. Every organization seemingly ...



ACHS Wrestling takes mat at Dekota Smith Invitational  Avery Journal Times

SAWMILLS — On Saturday, Nov. 18, the Avery County High School wrestling team officially opened its 2017-18 season, as it held its own in its first match of the ...



Kiwanis Club, Avery High Key Club and Community Members Clean Tufts Park and Wildcat Lake  High Country Press

Volunteers from the Kiwanis Club of Banner Elk, the Avery High Key Club and the High Country community gathered at Tufts Park and Wildcat Lake last ...



100th Anniversary Celebration of Linville River Railway This Friday During Boone Art Crawl  High Country Press

Celebrate local history and the anniversary of the Linville River Railway with the Town of Boone on Friday, May 3, during the First Friday Art Crawl in downtown ...



Nance bags first place at Dixie Deer Classic  Avery Journal Times

Avery County High School sophomore and seasoned hunter Hayden Nance brought home first place from competition in Raleigh from March 3 to 5 at the Dixie ...



Individuals, Businesses, Nonprofits Honored at Avery Chamber's 2017 Awards Presentation  High Country Press

Standing with Avery Chamber Director Melynda Pepple, Jim Swinkola was named Volunteer of the Year at the chamber's annual awards celebration on ...



Watauga, Avery Obituaries – Dec. 20, 2016  High Country Press

Mary Tester Matheson (Nov. 24, 1932 – Dec. 19, 2016). Matheson. Mary Tester Matheson, 84, of John Ward Road, Sugar Grove, passed away Monday morning, ...



Mountain Rooster Produce gets fresh start  Avery Journal Times

A familiar stop along Tynecastle Highway has been reborn as Mountain Rooster Produce. The indoor/outdoor produce market, formerly Clemmons Produce, ...



Farmers grow Christmas trees full of spirit  Hickory Daily Record

It's a Smith family reunion nearly every day at the Mountain Top Fraser Fir Christmas tree lot just off Morganton Boulevard in Lenoir.



Stonewalls Owners Scott Garland and Tim Heschke Celebrate a Year of Updates at a Local Favorite  High Country Press

The High Country is filled with staple restaurants that keep visitors and locals coming back year after year. One of those High Country-famous restaurants is ...



Interactive Map: FBS Head Coaches Who Started in High School  HERO Sports

Gus Malzahn is one of two current FBS head coaches who began their careers coaching Arkansas high school football.



McDowell County sheriff to retire in 2018  McDowell News

McDowell County Sheriff Dudley Greene said he will not seek re-election in 2018.



All's Fair: Sun sets on successful Avery A&H Fair  Avery Journal Times

NEWLAND — Like a crisp, cool breeze on the air, the coming of the fair is a sure sign that autumn is drawing near. The fair is an occasion to.



Roan Scholar Adam Rosenbalm 'leads with action'  Kingsport Times News

BLOUNTVILLE — Being genuine, showing love always and building up people around you are important to Tri-Cities Christian School senior Adam Rosenbalm, ...



Newland Celebrates 100 Years of Heritage and History, Plans Two-Day Festival Friday and Saturday, July 5 and 6  Hcpress

By Mariel Gambino. July 5, 2013. At 6 p.m. on Friday, July 5, the town of Newland kicks off the celebration of the town's 100th birthday. The festival continues ...



Georgia Tech coach may run a boring offense, but he’s anything but boring  Lexington Herald Leader

Georgia Tech Coach Paul Johnson runs the “flexbone spread option” which rarely throws the ball. Yet he ranks fifth among active coaches in victories. And he's ...



Weekend fests include Coon Dog Day  Asheville Citizen-Times

Coon Dog Day, Highland Games and the Wild Goose Festival are happening this weekend.



Highland Games bring crowds to Linville  Asheville Citizen-Times

The 59th annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games are July 10-13.



'Frigid but Awesome' Winter Weather at Sugar Mountain Resort for Skiing, Snowboard, Tubing and Skating  High Country Press

From atop Sugar Mountain, this weekend weather was frigid but stellar for skiing and snowboard. Photo Courtesy of www.bushphoto.com. By Jesse Wood. Jan.



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