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Wednesday, 25 March 2015 00:00

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Maggie Valley UMC pancake breakfast to be March 28

Maggie Valley United Methodist Church will hold its sixth annual pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 28, in the MVUMC fellowship hall. 

All-you-can-eat pancakes will be featured, with bacon, sausage, coffee, milk and orange juice. Cost is $8 for adults and $3 for children under 12. Proceeds from this fundraiser will help support church missions and ministries. Maggie Valley United Methodist Church is at 4192 Soco Road in Maggie Valley. Tickets will be available at the door and in advance. Call 828-926-8036.


Early Swain settlers program is April 2 

“Land and the Early Settlers of Swain County: Who Lived Where and 

Where They Went” will be the program presented by Mary Wachacha at the Swain County Genealogical and Historical Society at 6:30 p.m. April 2 at the SCGHS Library, 200 Main St., Bryson City. Networking and refreshments after the presentation.


Learn the science of beer

 A conference on the fermentation of beer will be held Thursday, April 9 at Western Carolina University’s A.K. Hinds University Center.

The biannual “Molecules in the Mountains” conference, part of the N.C. Biotechnology Center’s “Science in the Mountains” series, will be offered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The keynote speaker will be Ray Daniels of the Siebel Institute of Technology and the Cicerone Certification Program. Daniels is an expert in the brewing industry and has extensive experience in the formulation of recipes for brewing beer. Free and open to the public. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Register by April 2.


Seniors prepare for annual Senior Games

The 32nd annual Haywood County Senior Games will be held April 21 – May 21 throughout the county.

Registration is open through April 10, at the Haywood County Recreation & Parks office located at 63 Elmwood Way, Suite B in Waynesville. Participants get the opportunity to compete in a variety of athletic events, including shuffleboard, cornhole, pickleball, horseshoes, bowling and track and field events. 

Registration is $10. The fee includes a T-shirt, breakfast at the Opening Ceremony and AARP Ice Cream Social on April 29.  

828.452.6789 or


Haywood ReStore reopens in new location

Haywood Habitat for Humanity is having a grand re-opening of its ReStore at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 28, 331 Walnut Street in Waynesville.   

The new store offers a much larger showroom and easier access for customers and donors.  The Habitat administrative offices, previously in a separate location, will be housed with the ReStore. The store sells new and gently used furniture, home accessories, building materials, and appliances to the public at a fraction of the retail price.



Canton calling for food vendors

The town of Canton is looking for qualified and experienced food vendors to submit proposals to provide concessions at the recreation park. 

The town currently operates the concession stand but wants to sign a one-year lease with an option to renew to the selected vendor. Proposals must be submitted to the town of Canton by 4 p.m. March 27. 

828.648.2363 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


WCU to hold Women’s Leadership Conference 

Women serving in leadership roles in business, government and education in Western North Carolina will be among the speakers and panelists for the inaugural Women’s Leadership Conference March 27-28 at Western Carolina University.

The conference will begin with registration at 6 p.m. Friday, March 27, in A.K. Hinds University Center, followed by an opening session and reception. Activities planned for Saturday, March 28, include a series of breakout and panel sessions to be held from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. 

To register, visit


NC Supreme Court justices visit WCU 

The three women justices who serve on the state’s highest court will discuss how their college studies prepared them for life and careers during a forum at 7:15 p.m. on Saturday, March 28, at A.K. Hinds University Center at Western Carolina University.

Justices Cheri Beasley, Robin Hudson and Barbara Jackson are expected to talk about their experiences as women living in North Carolina and serving in the state’s judicial system. 



Macon County holds health series 

A series of public listening sessions are being health by the Macon County Public Health Department. 

The purpose of the series is to gain public input on a variety of vulnerable health populations who live in Macon County. 

The upcoming and final session of the series will be about the issues affecting those living with a mental illness in Macon County will be held at 6 p.m. March 30 at the Sunset Restaurant, 498 Harrison Ave. in Franklin. Dinner will be provided.

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