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High Country PEAKS Planning Second Annual “Families Fit Together”


Lovin' Spoonful

Great Outdoors

Que Pasa

You can let this black cat cross your path!

Avery County



• Glenn Grizzard Named Executive Director Of The Avery Banner Elk Chamber Of Commerce
Glenn Grizzard, publisher of the Avery Journal from 2000-2002, has accepted the position of Executive Director of the Avery Banner Elk Chamber of Commerce.

• Woolly Worm Predicts Light Snow
Six-year-old Michael Holland and his caterpillar “Lance” won the right to make the predictions for this upcoming winter season.

• Final Payment Of $1.15 Million Issued On King Foundation
The final installment of a multi-million dollar gift to Lees-McRae College was delivered Thursday to President Earl J. Robinson.


• Native American Visits Crossnore Academy
Eagle Woman, Jacque Garneau, visited students in grades K-12 for a day-long focus on Native American culture.

• SAFE KIDS Coalition Advises: Dress Up In
Safety This Halloween

• Scenes From This Year’s
Woolly Worm Festival

• 2004 Datebook Helps Animals & Their People
Freddie G Photography Featured




Living With Emily
The ghost that haunts Tate Dormitory and the Lees-McRae library in Banner Elk has many different stories of how she came to be, but her name is Emily.

Raising Kingdom’s Hall
Jehovah’s Witness Church goes up in Avery County in four days.



Events and Happenings

• Kids, Costumes & Candy
Halloween Events for Kids in the High Country

• Lees-McRae Clubs To Give Area Children Fun,
Safe Halloween Entertainment

• Tweetsie Railroad Gears Up For Ghost Train Festival
Halloween fans are counting the days to one of the High Country’s most popular events.

• Southern Literary & Music Event Planned for Nov. 6
Lee Smith, Clyde Edgarton & Tim O’Brien at ASU

• Avery County Christmas Parade Of Lights Slated Friday, December 5th
The Avery County Christmas Parade of Lights will be on Friday, December 5th starting at 6 PM.

• MERLEFEST 2004 Announces Stellar Line-Up

Ticket sales begin on November 11, 2003.

• Edge of the World Snowboard Party Saturday
Banner Elk Event Kicks Off Ski Season

• Lees-McRae Bikers Bring Home National Championships

• Serious Cyclists Set Sights On Cyclo-Cross


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