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Wednesday, 30 September 2015 00:00

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Kiwanis BBQ fundraiser for schools

The Kiwanis Club of Waynesville’s 51st Annual BBQ Fundraiser will be held Friday, Oct. 2, at the First United Methodist Church.  

In addition to the traditional delivered meals to area businesses, lunch will be served from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the dining hall and dinner from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. The drive thru will be open 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. The dinner consists of barbecue pork, bun, coleslaw, baked beans, fresh baked cookies and a soft drink for $10.  

The BBQ is one of the club’s major fundraisers. After costs, the proceeds from the fundraiser go to projects that support local children.   

This year Bethel Middle School, Canton Middle School and Pisgah High School each received grants to assist with special needs children; Jonathan Valley Elementary School received grants for science-rich and high-interest books; Clyde Elementary School and Pisgah High School received grants for technology to assist with counseling; and Clothes to Kids received funds to purchase items to supplement the donated clothes.  



Discussion on morality, free market

Two free market economists will visit Western Carolina University on Monday, Oct. 5, to discuss morality, big business and economic inequality as part of the Free Enterprise Speaker Series.

Economics professors Eric Schansberg of Indiana University Southeast and Stephen Miller of Troy University will present “Are Free Markets Christian? Is Christianity Free Market?” from 4 to 5:15 p.m. in Room 101 of the Forsyth Building. The event is free and open to the public.

The discussion is sponsored by the WCU Free Enterprise Club and the BB&T Moral Foundations of Capitalism Programs. 

828.227.3383 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . 


Church shows appreciation for law enforcement

Lake Junaluska First Baptist Church is holding a Law Enforcement Appreciation Day event at 1 p.m. Oct. 11, at Canton Recreation Park. 

The event will be to honor and show support of law enforcement and emergency personnel in Haywood County. There will include free food, live music, kid activities, SWAT demonstrations, K9 units, patrol cars and more. Keynote speakers from local agencies will be there. The community is invited to attend. or 828.452.0131.


Candidate forum in Franklin

A candidate forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Macon County will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, at the Franklin Town Hall. Candidates for the Franklin Board of Aldermen will have an opportunity to discuss important issues for the town and the role they would like to play. There are six candidates running for three available seats and Mayor Bob Scott is running unopposed for re-election. 

The public is invited to attend and to present your questions.

The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan organization focusing on voter rights, voter education, and other aspects of citizen participation in government and social justice.

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