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Region 2

Counties: Yancey, Mitchell, Avery, McDowell, Burke, Caldwell, Watauga, Catawba, Alexander, Wilkes, Ashe, Alleghany, Iredell, Surry, and Stokes

Welcome to Region 2

Great to have you join us here in the foothills of North Carolina.  If you are new to homeschooling I encourage you to get involved with a local support group and to become a member of NCHE.  I also invite you to join our regional yahoo group, Homeschooling in the Hills of NC (HHNC) where regional activities and events are posted.  I have also listed below some places to visit that are specific to our area to help you get started with some family fun.  Let me know if I can be of help to you in your homeschool journey by contacting me at the email address above.

We are here to assist you in any way we can in your homeschooling journey! Just email us at and we're glad to answer any questions you may have about homeschooling.  We encourage you to join a support group in your area and to also become a member of NCHE.  Below you will find a list of the active support group in our area.

Dr. Matthew McDill

Matthew McDill and his wife, Dana, homeschool their nine children in Creston, NC. Matthew is the NCHE region 2 liaison. He has a Bible teaching ministry, Truth to Freedom, and is a pastor of Highland Christian Fellowship in Boone, NC. You can read his blog and listen to his podcast at Matthew regularly teaches marriage and family retreats at Cherokee Cove Family Retreat Center in Mountain City, TN ( He is also president of High Country Christian Home Schoolers and previously taught communication at Appalachian State University. Matthew holds a B.S. in communication, two master’s degrees and a Ph.D. in biblical studies. 

Regional Groups

NCHE is committed to helping North Carolina homeschoolers succeed, including fostering community.
There are many and various groups and associations throughout the state devoted to supporting home educators.

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