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Originally published: 2013-02-22 12:45:38
Last modified: 2013-02-22 12:45:38

Newland planning centennial

Michael Hardy / (

In summer 2011, Avery County celebrated its centennial birthday – our great county was the last one formed in the state of North Carolina. Every county needs a county seat, and in 1913, Newland became the county seat for Avery County.
For a couple of months, talk has been swirling among local residents interested in planning a centennial celebration for Newland. Over the past two weeks, a group of dedicated volunteers has begun formal meetings to formulate plans and discuss the history of the town.

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