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Hit and Run at Walmart

High Country Crime Stoppers - Hit and Run

Hit and Run at Walmart On July 17, 2018, at approximately 4:40 PM a hit and run occurred in the parking lot of Wal-mart, 200 Watauga Village Drive.  A black Jeep Cherokee struck a vehicle in the handicap spaces and then left the area.  The driver of the Jeep was an adult, white male.  The Jeep appears to be a newer model with a sticker on the back, left window and light color running boards.   Anyone with information on this crime or any other crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 828-268-6959 / 828-737-0125 or the Boone Police Department at 828-268-6900.  You may also submit a Crime Stoppers Tip via our website at https://www.tipsubmit.com/webtips.aspx?AgencyID=1251 or Text “NCTIP plus your tip” to 274637 (CRIMES).  All information will be kept confidential.   High Country Crime Stoppers pays rewards for information, which leads to arrests; recovery of stolen property; seizure of drugs and the location of wanted persons.   High Country Crime Stoppers is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization operated by a volunteer community board of directors serving Avery and Watauga Counties. High Country Crime Stoppers encourages the reporting of information or leads which can assist law enforcement with solving crimes. Its goal is to help in the fight against crime, but it is not part of the local police departments or sheriff’s offices. Each County has a law enforcement coordinator who participates as an advisor to the board but is a non-voting member. The citizen’s board is responsible for operations of the program, fund raising, public relations, and approval of rewards….

August 2018 Featured Business of the Month ~ Crossnore School & Children’s Home

August 2018 Featured Business of the Month ~ Crossnore School & Children’s Home

For more than 100 years, Crossnore School & Children’s Home has provided hope and healing for children who are unable to live safely in their own homes. Crossnore offers a holistic approach to treating the whole child emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually. Our Theory of Change model is unique to our organization and begins with meeting the most basic need by providing a safe and loving home for children from families in crisis. Within the model, each circle grows bigger to show the expansion of a child’s well-being—mind, body, and spirit. Crossnore has expanded from Avery County to include a residential campus in Winston-Salem and a satellite office in Hendersonville. Our residential programs include on-campus group homes for children in foster care in Crossnore and Winston-Salem. Our clinical services are offered to our residential children, outpatient therapy clients, and through school-based therapies in all three of our locations. Foster care and adoption services are also available in all three locations and include training for licensure, as well as post-licensure training, support, and supervision. Another aspect of Crossnore’s continuum of care that is offered is Youth in Transition services. Youth in Transition continues support for young adults who have graduated high school. The program concentrates on helping these young adults stabilize their housing, education, employment, transportation, and other independent living skills. WINSTON– SALEM CAMPUS 1001 Reynolds Road Winston-Salem, NC 27104 (336) 721-7600 Info @crossnore .org AVERY CAMPUS 100 DAR Drive PO Box 249 Crossnore, NC 28616-0249 (828) 733-4305 Info@crossnore .org
July 2018 Featured Business of the Month ~ Zenergy Massage Therapy

July 2018 Featured Business of the Month ~ Zenergy Massage Therapy

We are here to provide you with professional massage services to help ease your aches and pains and the stress of daily life. We offer a range of massage therapies such as Swedish, integrative, pregnancy, and reflexology. After a lifetime of loving massage therapy, Deb Casaccia became a licensed massage therapist over 12 years ago. She has attended Healing Arts Institute, Georgia Academy of Massage and the Western North Carolina School of Massage. Deb is very interested in learning new styles of massage therapy and healthy practices. She is trained in Swedish massage, deep tissue, myofascial release, advanced pregnancy massage and reflexology. She became a Reiki Master in 2013 and is 1 in 10 massage therapists in North Carolina trained to massage burn scar survivors. Deb customizes her massages to fit the needs of each individual client and strives to help others feel better. She volunteers at Cannon Hospital and lives in a cottage in Linville Land Harbor with her family. NCLMBT#11667 Our new studio is quiet, cool and delightfully calming! Featured Business of the Month Deb Casaccia, Owner of Zenergy Massage Therapy Member, Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals Visit us online at www.zenergy.massagetherapy.com Call: 828-742-1899 or call/text 828-989-1555 or book online for a massage! We are delighted to be in our new location in downtown Newland, NC at 418 Pineola St, Newland, NC 28657 sharing a space with Kerri Stephanie Skin Therapy (KSST) (kerristephanie.com) For facial waxing, professional make up or a relaxing facial, please call Kerri- 828-260-9533
June 2018 Featured Business of the Month ~ Blue Ridge Partnership for Children

June 2018 Featured Business of the Month ~ Blue Ridge Partnership for Children

The Blue Ridge Partnership for Children is an independent, nonprofit organization, with a Board of Directors made up of community members from all three counties. The Board determines how best to invest local Smart Start funding to support programs designed to address community concerns in early care and education,  the health of young children, and services for their families.    Two locations serving Avery, Mitchell and Yancey counties. 392 East Main Street / PO Box 1387, Burnsville, NC 28714, Phone: 828.682.0047 / Fax: 828.682.7987 215 Pineola Street / PO Box 1455, Newland, NC 28657, Phone: 828.733.2899 / Fax: 828.733.9122   Jennifer Simpson, Executive Director director@brpartnershipforchildren.org Visit us online at  www.blueridgechildren.org   or www.facebook.com/Blue-Ridge-Partnership-for-Children    What is the Blue Ridge Partnership for Children?  CLICK HERE   Blue Ridge Child Care Resource & Referral Information:  CLICK HERE                        …

2018 Avery Chamber Golf Classic Winners-Linville Golf Club

2018 Avery Chamber Golf Classic Winners-Linville Golf Club

Congratulations May 14, 2018 Avery Chamber Golf Classic Winners Linville Golf Club, Linville, NC On behalf of the Avery Chamber we sincerely “Thank” everyone who made this event possible! Host and Event Sponsors: Pictured (L-R) Keith Crain, Head Professional of Linville Golf Club; Melynda M. Pepple, Executive Director of Avery Chamber of Commerce; Tom Dale, Director of Golf of Linville Golf Club; Scott Wallace, Assistant Professional of Linville Golf Club Corporate Sponsors: Pictured (L-R) Todd Elledge, Director of Marketing of Carolina West Wireless; Edward Hinson, Executive Director of Competitive Operations of SkyLine/ SkyBest 1st Place Winners 1st Place “GROSS” Winner (L-R) Jason Eldreth, Carter Dishman, Roscoe Millsaps, John Malone 1st Place “NET Winner (L-R) Scott Boyles, Jeff Craver, Neil Cornatzer, Mark Hollingsworth -Not Pictured 2018 Golf Classic Results CLICK…

May Featured Business of the Month- LifeStore Insurance

May Featured Business of the Month- LifeStore Insurance

LifeStore Insurance – YOUR North Carolina Insurance Specialist As an independent North Carolina Insurance Agency, LifeStore Insurance has seven  locations  (Boone, Greystone, West Jefferson, Elkin, Lenoir, North Wilkesboro, and Sparta) to serve your needs. By working together, our professional insurance agents will guide you through all    available insurance options so you find the policies that best fit your specific needs. As an independent agent, we work with most major insurance carriers and many times can get you a more competitive price than you could receive from the insurance carrier directly. So whether you are looking for individual coverage, family protection, auto, business, or health insurance, investment opportunities, or a custom policy, LifeStore is there for you . . . at every stage of your life. ~     Auto     ~     Home    ~    Business      ~     Life      ~     Health     ~ Karen McNeil , CBIA , Account Executive 1675 Blowing Rock Road Boone, NC 28607 (828) 263-1524 (800) 723-4718 www.lifestoreinsurance.com Email: kmcneil@golifestore.com…

May 2018 Leadership Avery-Nonprofit Sector

May 2018 Leadership Avery-Nonprofit Sector

On Tuesday, May 1, 2018 the Leadership Avery Class held the nonprofit sector. The sector was a jam packed day highlighting many nonprofit presentations and tours. The following organizations and presenters gave enlightening presentations. Below are just a few of the many nonprofits that provide wonderful services for our county. Hats off to all for a job well done! Feeding Avery Families – Dick Larson Yellow Mountain – David Tate RAM’s Rack (Reaching Avery Ministries) – Janet Millsap Habitat for Humanity – Christon Clark Crossnore School and Children’s Home – Kathy Dellinger, Caroline Hart Mountain Alliance – Zack Green Oasis – Tiffany Moon Tours – Crossnore Weavers, Cottages, Frescos  and Blair Frailey Sales Store Lunch – Kelly Hollbrooks & Staff *Program Facilitators: Kathy Rimmer, 828-733-5804, DeLee Scott, 828-737-5500 Avery County Chamber of Commerce, Melynda Pepple,…

May 2018 Leadership Avery-Nonprofit Sector

April 2018 Leadership Avery-Education System Sector

On Tuesday, April 10, 2018 the 2018 Leadership Avery Class held the Education System Sector. The day started at Mayland Communtity College on Avery campus with breakfast, presentations and tours. Dr. Bryan Taylor, the new superintendent from the Avery County Board of Education and members of the Avery County Schools Central Services spoke to the class about the Avery County School System, programs, and the various departments within Avery County Schools, including the Scottie Bus.  The Avery High Culinary Arts students prepared a delicious lunch for the class.  After lunch, the Leadership Avery Class traveled to Lees McRae College for presentations from various departments and tours of the campus.  Jon Driggers, Vice President of Student Development,  Dean of Students and Student Development, welcomed the Leadership Avery Class, followed by visiting the School of Nursing, and ending the day at Lees McRae College by visiting the May Wildlife Rehabilitation Center with Nina Fischesser.  A great educational learning day was enjoyed by all. Thanks to everyone who made this education sector possible! Program Facilitators: Kathy Rimmer, (828) 733-5804, DeLee Scott, (828) 737-5500 Avery County Chamber of Commerce, Melynda Pepple, (828) 898-5605           …

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