Avery County's Clerk of Superior Court will retire soon.

The Avery Journal reports Lisa Daniels will retire on October 1st.

Daniels has served as clerk since 2006.

According to the report, Daniels says she looks forward to travelling with her husband and helping with the family's Christmas tree business.

Assistant Clerk Teresa Benfield will be appointed to fill the position until the first Monday in December of 2020.

The appointed clerk position only runs through the next election that can be filed for, and Benfield plans to run in 2020 to be elected to the remainder of the regular term until 2022.

Benfield has served Avery County for 19 years.