Sunday, May 31st at 6pm
Banner Elk United Methodist Church
Free (but donations accepted)
Singer, songwriter and humorous story teller!
Fun for the whole family!
After an exhaustive nine-month search, the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation Board of Directors has named Jesse B. Pope Jr. of Newland the nonprofit’s next executive director.
Pope, a 13-year employee of Grandfather Mountain, most recently served as assistant vice president and director of education and natural resources. During his time at Grandfather Mountain, Pope also worked as a seasonal trail ranger and on the animal habitats staff before launching the park’s naturalist program, which he led for six years.
“It has been a pleasure to watch Jesse mature within our organization,” said Jim Morton, chairman of the Board of Directors. “He has done a wide variety of jobs extremely well, and we are confident he will be a superb executive director.
“Jesse appreciates the powerful influence that Grandfather Mountain can have on people, and he understands the importance of preserving the experience here for future generations,” Morton said.
A native of Mouth of Wilson, Va., Pope holds a bachelor’s degree in biology with a naturalist concentration from Lees-McRae College and a master’s degree in environmental education from Montreat College. He lives in Newland with his wife, Michelle, and three children.
“I’m honored to be selected by our Board of Directors,” Pope said. “I very much look forward to the opportunity to work with our incredible staff to guide the organization into the future.”
Wednesday June 10th from 4pm-6pm join President Judy Green as they celebrate the opening of their newest location, 2120 Tynecastle Highway in Banner Elk!
We had a great weekend in Banner Elk!
Ribbon Cutting at Sister Lee's RE opening for the season!
Photo by Jim Swinola
Ribbon Cutting at Mountain Rooster Produce
After a long morning cutting ribbons...Mayor, Brenda Lyerly, in the Mountain Rooster Produce!
Banner Elk Food Lion Manager Andy Grill increased the awareness of Kiwanians by detailing a special arrangement between Food Lion and Feeding Avery Families. In 2014, a total of 13,000 pounds of food was donated to Feeding Avery Families by the Banner Elk Food Lion, all in an effort to reduce the food insecurity of many local families. The Kiwanis Club of Banner Elk meets on Tuesdays over the lunch hour at Miller Commons on the Lees-McRae College campus.
John Cox of Feeding Avery Families (left) and Andy Grill, Food Lion Store Manager
Photo by Jim Swinkola
Join our Email List:
Stop By the Chamber of Commerce!
Joining with the Tourism Development Authority to bring great events to Banner Elk!
Banner Elk, NC is a great place to make your vacation destination! The town offers all varieties of lodging to suit every need and budget, great locally owned restaurants, and fun activities year round. Whether you are looking for a fun outdoor adventure with friends, a romantic getaway, or an unforgettable family vacation you will find it in Banner Elk! Our Chamber prides itself in providing information to our visitors and is always available to help you find the information you need. Call 828-898-8395 or email us at email@example.com