By Jesse Wood
Jan. 26, 2015. Public schools in Watauga and Avery County are closed on Monday because of the winter weather.
Monday is an optional workday for teachers in Watauga County Schools and Avery County Schools.
The snow day program for WCS opened at 9 a.m. at Hardin Park Elementary School, while the snow camp at the YMCS for students of Avery County Schools has been cancelled.