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Pasquotank to provide water in Newland Dec. 1

Pasquotank County will begin providing water to residents in the Newland area of the county on Dec. 1. The county is buying the water storage and water distribution systems that serve the Newland area of Pasquotank from the South Mills Water Association for $1.4 million. The county is using water...
PASQUOTANK COUNTY, NC
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Community raises $1,000 for ACS band at ACBOE meeting

NEWLAND — Two students addressed the Avery County Board of Education at its regular October meeting to discuss funding for the county’s band program and left the meeting with a boot filled with $1,000 contributed by community members in support of the band. While many Avery County Board of Education...
AVERY COUNTY, NC
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Newland Aldermen hiring new town employees

NEWLAND — Many businesses are struggling to hire employees amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, and county and town governments are sharing this burden. At its monthly town aldermen meeting, Newland aldermen discussed employees across a variety of roles within the town including public works, law enforcement and within the town government.
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Avery County Is Hiring

The Town of Newland, like many other businesses and organizations, is hiring. Avery Journal reports alderman discussed employees across a variety of roles within the town including public works, law enforcement and within the town government. According to the report, Newland is in the process of hiring a new finance...
NEWLAND, NC
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Cougars claw past Vikings in conference clash

NEWLAND — With its open week in the rearview mirror and two weeks of preparation, the Avery Vikings (1-6-1-2 WHC) varsity football team took the field at MacDonald Stadium on Friday night, Oct. 8, seeking to pick up its second conference win against last season’s 2A state runner-up, Mountain Heritage (4-1, 2-0 WHC).
AVERY COUNTY, NC
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Area church feeds body and soul through hot dog ministry

NEWLAND – Pastor Keith Russell with Big Meadows Baptist Church and congregation volunteers hand out free hot dogs and snacks to visitors every Wednesday between 1 and 2 p.m. in the Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home parking lot on Ash Street to anyone who is hungry, needs help or wants to hear the gospel message.
NEWLAND, NC
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Back to work: Vikings resume conference slate by welcoming Cougars

NEWLAND — With two weeks passed since a difficult Homecoming defeat to conference newcomer Draughn, the Avery Vikings (1-5, 1-1 WHC) get back to action this week when the Mountain Heritage Cougars (4-1, 2-0 WHC) make the trip to MacDonald Stadium. Mountain Heritage hosted Owen in conference play last week,...
NEWLAND, NC
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Feeding Avery Families serving and growing

NEWLAND – Feeding Avery Families, the nonprofit food distribution venture, plans to expand its vital and viable programs in Avery County very soon. After battling through the Covid struggles for more than a year, Feeding Avery Families has started to build upon the already successful charity model. FAF, which gives out completely free packages of food to hundreds of needy families each month, has kept its ambitious sights in the forefront of its humanitarian affairs.
AVERY COUNTY, NC
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Pickin' for a cause: Area bluegrass gospel group Boone & Church raising funds for FFA competition

NEWLAND – The Avery County bluegrass gospel band Boone & Church performed at the Heritage Park Community Center on Saturday, Oct. 2, for a FFA fundraiser. The band, that has played multiple community center events in the area, features a six-piece acoustic ensemble with two guitars, fiddle, banjo, upright doghouse bass and mandolin. Their signature bluegrass-style, gospel-driven melodies demonstrate the technical proficiency of the young men, as a wholehearted display of rhythm and righteousness exude from the troupe each time they plucked or strummed a string.
AVERY COUNTY, NC
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Reflecting on the 2021 A&H Fair

NEWLAND — Thousands of two and four-footed friends came together for the Avery A&H Fair which featured high attendance, livestock shows and games from Sept. 8 to 11. Jerry Moody, Avery County Cooperative Extension Service Director, said that after a year hiatus due to COVID-19 the fair drew a total number of 6,131 attendees across the four days, and was just 900 attendees short of beating its record attendance from 2019.
AVERY COUNTY, NC
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Commissioners receive CDBG update, approve visitor's guide ad funding

NEWLAND – During its scheduled October meeting on Monday, Oct. 4, the Avery County Board of Commissioners discussed a number of items, include a budget allowance for a county visitor’s guide. The half-page advertisement in the guide was approved for $495 by the board, with another $250 allotted to change...
AVERY COUNTY, NC
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Pasquotank awarded $289K grant to buy Newland site for park

Pasquotank has been awarded a state Parks and Recreation Trust Fund grant that will fund half the cost of purchasing land for a park in the Newland community. Gov. Roy Cooper announced Thursday that the county will receive the $289,000 PARTF grant that will go toward the land acquisition. The...
PASQUOTANK COUNTY, NC
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ACBOE approves masks for grades 3 through 12

NEWLAND — In a surprise vote, the Avery County Board of Education narrowly voted 3-2 to require masks for grades 3 through 12 in Avery County schools starting Oct. 6. Additionally, teachers have been asked to try to separate students as much as possible during breaks, lunch periods and other times when large groups may gather.
AVERY COUNTY, NC
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SBI: Embezzlement investigation, 'improvised explosive device' led to Taylor arrest

NEWLAND — Embezzlement and an improvised explosive device were components of an investigation that led to an arrest on Sept. 27 in Linville of former Grandfather Mountain Highland Games employee Thomas Dewey Taylor. North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation Public Information Director Anjanette Grube released the following information regarding the...
NEWLAND, NC
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