Avery County Newswire (Page 4)

Avery County Newswire (Page 4)

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Avery County, NC. (Page 4)

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  1. Banner Elk propane leak prompts emergency responseRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2017 | Watauga Democrat

    ... evacuated. Traffic was re-routed from the area shortly after. "It was caused by a damaged fill valve," said Avery County Fire Marshal David Charles Vance. "The construction workers were digging and accidentally hit it, which produced a vapor." The ...

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  2. Tommy Dean RobbinsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2017 | Watauga Democrat

    Tommy Dean Robbins, 72, of Deep Gap, the Stony Fork Community, went home to be with the Heavenly Father Wednesday, April 12, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Janice Paulette Welch Robbins; one daughter, Sheila Taylor and husband, Lewis, of Avery County, the Altamont Community; one son, Tommy James Robbins of Wilkesboro; four sisters, Betty Day of Augusta, Ga., Ann Miller of Hudson, N.C., Becky Hodges of Dallas, N.C., and Margaret Harmon of Lenoir, N.C.; two brothers, Roy Robbins of Stanley, N.C. and Larry Robbins of Salem, Ark.; two grandchildren, Adam Greene and wife, Kayla, of the Stony Fork Community, and Tamera Robbins of Boone.

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  3. Mountain Times Publications staff net NCPA awardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 7, 2017 | Watauga Democrat

    ... making dozens of phone calls and personal interviews, Matt was able to uncover and bring to light a story that Avery County needed to know about, but wouldn't have without his determined reporting."

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  4. Study: Watauga has third-highest length of life in NCRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2017 | Watauga Democrat

    ... housing problems, higher than the state average of 17 percent. In health factors for neighboring counties, Avery County was 22nd, Ashe County was 53rd, Caldwell County was 67th and Wilkes County was 81st. For health outcomes, Avery was 39th, Ashe ...

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  5. Tour for Life pet adoption, service event is April 9Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2017 | Watauga Democrat

    ... of shelter pet adoptions. This year's participating shelters and rescues include Ashe Humane Society, Avery County Humane Society, Blue Ridge Boxer Rescue, Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, Happy Tails Rescue of West Jefferson, Horse Helpers of the High ...

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  6. Superior Court Wrap-up -Read the original story

    Apr 2, 2017 | Jefferson Post Online Edition

    ... that stemmed from two previous methamphetamine related convictions. He was originally placed on probation in Avery County on Nov. 19, Nov. 15. The probaton violations occurred on March 23. DART Cherry is a 300-bed residential treatment facility ...

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  7. White River Fire 100 percent contained, trails openedRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2017 | Watauga Democrat

    The White River Fire has been 100 percent contained, according to U.S. Forest Service officials on March 28. The trail closures which have been in place have been lifted, but USFS officials still warn of post-fire dangers. "The area closure in place for Linville Gorge has been lifted, but the public should use caution when visiting the area," the USFS statement said.

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  8. OASIS offering Spanish Crisis Line volunteer trainingRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2017 | Watauga Democrat

    OASIS Inc. is seeking community members and students to become Spanish Crisis Line volunteers. OASIS is a private, nonprofit organization that has been serving victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in the community since 1978.

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  9. Wings Air Rescue approved to fly to NC hospitalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2017 | Loudon County News

    ... Air Medical Airlift with Mission Health System. Out of these flight services, the Wings' base is the closest to Avery County. Wings can have a helicopter to the county in less than 15 minutes, Walker said. One of the biggest changes will be the care ...

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  10. Lawmakers, Christmas Tree Association want to save Linville River NurseryRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2017 | Watauga Democrat

    ... year or two until they figure out what their operational structure is." Ballard and Dobson both spoke at the Avery County Republican Convention on Saturday, March 18, and said they would file bills in the House and Senate, respectively, to help fund ...

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  11. Watauga blanks Ashe County 5-0 in girls' soccerRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2017 | Watauga Democrat

    The Pioneers picked up their second victory March 9 by beating Ashe County 5-0 at Ashe's soccer field. Combined with a 9-0 win over Avery County last week, the Pioneers have outscored their opponents 14-0.

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  12. Congresswoman visits Mabel School studentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 7, 2017 | Watauga Democrat

    ... eighth grade students. Foxx started explaining her background to the students by sharing that she grew up in Avery County, where she would milk cows twice a day and pick potatoes with her family. At age 12, she said she got her first job at ...

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  13. Caleb Clay HayesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 7, 2017 | Watauga Democrat

    A native of Avery County, he was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Ben and Therisa Hayes. He was a Senior at Avery High School as well as being home schooled.

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  14. In Brief: Quirion deployed, locals earn academic honorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 7, 2017 | Watauga Democrat

    Pictured in front from left are Delta Kappa Gamma members Susan McKay, Kim Shields, Carmen Scoggins, Jennifer Leutkemeyer and Rebekah Saylors; and in back are Susan Phipps, membership chairman, and Trisha Caviness. Not pictured: Ebbie Hendrix and returning member Dr. Kay Campany Pictured in front from left are Delta Kappa Gamma members Susan McKay, Kim Shields, Carmen Scoggins, Jennifer Leutkemeyer and Rebekah Saylors; and in back are Susan Phipps, membership chairman, and Trisha Caviness.

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  15. Huskies hit the diamondRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2017 | Jefferson Post Online Edition

    ... rove in a run. Ashe (1-2) will get back on the diamond Monday in the team's first home game of the year against Avery County.

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  16. Ashe drops first two matchesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2017 | Jefferson Post Online Edition

    ... rrera completed the hat trick, netting her third goal of the night. The Lady Huskies are scheduled to travel to Avery County on Monday for their next game. Ashe will then host Watauga on Thursday for the team's home opener.

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  17. Bears in surprising 1A West finalRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2017 | Mt. Airy News

    ... suffered during the 2016 playoffs, and do so in the other team's gym. For the Bears, this meant returning to Avery County, while for the Eagles, it meant a showdown with the state's top-ranked team, Winston-Salem Prep. The Phoenix had beaten Lincoln ...

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  18. Lincoln Charter vs. Mt. Airy: Three things to watch in the 1A West final Updated atRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2017 | The Gaston Gazette

    ... a last-second loss to the Phoenix in last year's regional championship. Mt. Airy had its own history with Avery County leading into Tuesday night's Sweet 16 game. Last year, the Granite Bears went on the road in the third round and lost a close one, ...

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  19. Third annual West vs Midwest all-star basketball games announcedRead the original story

    Mar 2, 2017 | Lincoln Times-News

    The Smoky Mountain 1A conference and the Southern Piedmont 1A conference, along with the two 1A high schools in the Western Highlands 1A/2A conference will be participating in the third annual West vs Midwest 1A all-star basketball games on Saturday, March 18. There will be a girls game 5 p.m. and a boys game at 6:30 p.m. to be played at Avery County High School gymnasium in Newland, North Carolina. Each conference will be represented by the senior boy players and senior girl players who have been outstanding during the 2016-2017 basketball season.

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  20. Teen stranded on ski lift thought it was jump or freeze to death, lawsuit saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 1, 2017 | Star-Telegram.com

    ... $75,000 in damages, according to the lawsuit. The Tennessee family contends workers at Sugar Mountain Resort in Avery County "were dismissive" when the youth's mother reported him missing. Instead of immediately launching a rescue effort, staff ...

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