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Avery County is developing planning strategies suited for economic growth and land use.
Efforts to make the college campus a home away from home can be perceived in Lees-McRae’s pet policy. This policy can be perceived in the animals that students are allowed to have in buildings such as the Banner Elk School. The welcoming of pets can be measured in the Pet Council, which enforces rules and handles complaints. It is also reflected in the policy that distinguishes between an assistance animal and a pet.
Scottish customs related to art and athletics, which have been part of western North Carolina’s identity since the 18th century, are recognized in the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games. Discussed is the event established in 1945 and culture of the ethnic group who left in droves due to English rulers restricting many of their customs.