Avery County

Avery County, North Carolina

PO Box 115
Newland, NC 28657
Phone: (828) 733-2900
Fax: (828) 733-8410
www.averycounty.com

On the northwestern border of NC, northeast of Asheville; organized Feb 23, 1911 from Mitchell, Caldwell, and Watauga counties. Name Origin: For Col. Waightstill Avery (1745-1821), Revolutionary War officer, NC legislator, and attorney general (1777-79)

Area (sq mi):: 247.21 (land 247.00; water 0.20) Population per square mile: 71.40
Population 2005: 17,641 State rank: 86 Population change: 2000-20005 2.80%; 1990-2000 15.50% Population 2000: 17,167 (White 93.00%; Black or African American 3.50%; Hispanic or Latino 2.40%; Asian 0.20%; Other 2.30%). Foreign born: 2.60%. Median age: 38.40
Income 2000: per capita $15,176; median household $30,627; Population below poverty level: 15.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,164-$23,431
Unemployment (2004): 4.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.30% Median travel time to work: 22.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 29.00%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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An Avery County landowner won't be able to step into the shoes of a plaintiff who chose to sell her property rather than carry on her lawsuit against the local government, the North Carolina Court of Appeals has ruled.
After the town of Banner Elk granted American Towers a zoning variance in 2013 in order to build a telecommunications tower within the town's jurisdiction, Petra Weishaupt-Smith, a neighboring property owner, petitioned the Avery County Superior Court to review the findings of the zoning board.
Law enforcement, looking for a different MS-13 suspect from Maryland - Milton Portillo-Rodriguez, accused of a murder in Anne Arundel County - tracked that man to Avery County, North Carolina.
On November 4, a group of about 10 agents from the US Marshals Service and the local sheriff's office arrived at a condominium, Avery County Sheriff Kevin Frye said in a telephone interview on Wednesday.
As part of this effort, we met with various DPI staff and, from February 1 through 3, 2010, we visited Avery County Schools (ACS) to review and test the adequacy of controls and procedures in place pertaining to Recovery Act funds for these three federal programs.
As part of this effort, they met with various DPI staff and, from February 1 through 3, 2010, they visited Avery County Schools (ACS) to review and test the adequacy of controls and procedures in place pertaining to Recovery Act funds for these three federal programs.
Smith is understood to have returned to his native US,and is coaching high school students in Avery County,North Carolina.
This pilot study of the evaluation approach was carried out in Avery County, North Carolina in 2003.