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Wednesday, 26 September 2012 12:46

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Haywood County Chamber of Commerce is launching its 2012 Business Academy from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 4 at The Gateway Club in Waynesville.

The Business Academy is a free seven-session program from October through May that will address and assist business owners with overcoming and identifying the challenges of sustaining and growing a business. Advanced registration required.

www.Haywood-NC.com or 828.456.3021.

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Haywood County Fitness Challenge, which aims to help people get and stay in shape, will take place Oct. 1-Nov. 11.

Cost is $10 to visit a variety of local gyms and private classes 24 times. Registration locations include Urban Athletic on Oct. 1, Waynesville Rec Center Oct. 2, MedWest Fitness Center Oct. 3, the Cooperative Extension office Oct. 4 and The Fitness Connection Oct. 5.

Healthy Haywood is a program of the Haywood County Health Department and certified Healthy Carolinians Partnership.

www.healthyhaywood.org.

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The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership (BRNHA) is accepting grant applications for 2013.

BRNHA grants are investments in collaborative efforts that preserve the character of our landscapes, small towns, farms and historic sites; that nurture and share our distinctive craft, music and Cherokee traditions; and that let the world know about the natural wonders and rich cultural heritage of Western North Carolina.

www.blueridgeheritage.com.

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