Jan. 5, 2018. Something for everyone. Perhaps no other term better personifies the many programs offered at the Williams YMCA of Avery County for people of all ages and any physical fitness level. Since its opening in 2007, the Williams YMCA of Avery County truly has fulfilled its mission statement of: Putting Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. By Tim Gardner
Mar. 9, 2017. With the four-year anniversary of its new location approaching in May, the Avery County Humane Society has set out to greet the coming of spring with new officers and fun and exciting events and fundraisers. Don’t miss out on these chances to hang out with furry friends and help a good cause! By Bailey Faulkner – Photo Courtesy of the Avery County Humane Society
July 26, 2016. As the weekend approaches and you find yourself searching for fun things to do, try checking out one of the High Country’s many free concerts! Several towns and organizations in the area host a weekly summer music series, and these events are perfect for relaxing on a summer evening, socializing with the community and listening to some great live music. See our guide below for details about this weekend’s concerts.
July 26, 2016. Celebrate the seventh week of Newland’s free summer concert series Friday, July 29 with Native American and Celtic musician Arvel Bird. Arvel Bird’s mixed American Indian and Celtic heritages contribute to his unique and diverse musical performances. Originally from the American Southwest, Bird was classically trained on the violin and explored different styles of music as he found passion in them, eventually leading to bluegrass, folk and Celtic music in addition to traditional Native American music.
July 21, 2016. As the weekend approaches and you find yourself searching for fun things to do, try checking out one of the High Country’s many free concerts! Several towns and organizations in the area host a weekly summer music series, and these events are perfect for relaxing on a summer evening, socializing with the community and listening to some great live music. See our guide below for details about this weekend’s concerts.
July 7, 2016.Classic Carolinas music group The Tams, a favorite of beach music fans and shag dancers, will perform Friday, July 8 at the community of Newland’s free summer concert series. Ever since the 1960s, The Tams have been famous along the beaches of North and South Carolina, playing clubs centered around shag dancing and performing songs that became standards in beach and dance music. The summer concert series began as a way to draw people to the Newland community, to celebrate the area and to just be a fun event for locals and visitors alike.
April 12, 2016. On April 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., you can help the organization celebrate being in the community at the Adoption and Education Center, 279 New Vale Road in Newland. The event will be hosted by Avery Humane Society and sponsored by Avery County Chamber of Commerce. Shelter Manager Charlene Calhoun said the Birthday Bash will celebrate all of the good work the organization has done for animals over the years. The event will also give the public a chance to get involved and get to know AHS. By Kaitlan Morehouse
Jan. 28, 2016. Looking for something fun, new and family-friendly to do this weekend? Head over to Newland on Saturday night for the High Country’s first NAWA pro-wrestling event! Wrestling events have become a local favorite in the area, and the Avery County Parks and Recreation department brings this new Morganton-based wrestling program for friends and neighbors to enjoy. By Jessica Isaacs