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Haywood Habitat accepting applications

Haywood Habitat for Humanity is seeking qualified prospective homeowners.  Homeowner applications for upcoming projects in Waynesville will be accepted in July and August.  All applicants must attend one mandatory information session prior to application scheduled for 5:30 p.m. July 9 at Long’s Chapel United Methodist Church; 10 a.m. on July 11 at Haywood County Library-Waynesville or 5:30 p.m. July 23 at Haywood County Public Library-Canton. 

The program is not a giveaway program. For more information on how to qualify, visit or call 828.452.7960.


Submit nominations for Mountain Heritage Award

Western Carolina University is accepting nominations for the Mountain Heritage Award, an honor bestowed annually on one individual and one organization playing a prominent role in researching, preserving and/or interpreting Southern Appalachian history, culture and issues. The university has given two awards annually, one for a person and one for an organization, since 2007. One award was presented each year from 1976 to 2006.

Nominations for the award will be accepted through Wednesday, July 15, and can be hand-delivered to the Mountain Heritage Center in the Hunter Library building, Room 240; mailed to Mountain Heritage Center, 1 University Drive, Cullowhee N.C. 28723; or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Grace Church announces grant availability

Grace Episcopal Church in Waynesville is now accepting grant applications from non-profit organizations in Haywood County until July 25.

All proceeds from the church’s annual parish fair that will be held on Saturday, July 25, will be distributed to local charities. Grant application forms can be picked up and dropped back off at the parish office located at 394 N. Haywood St., on the corner of Haywood and Miller Streets in Waynesville, or can be emailed. Applications must be accompanied by proof of nonprofit status along with a copy of the organization’s 2014 budget in order to be considered.

The office is open from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday.   



HCC to hold STEM Summer Camp 

Haywood Community College will hold a 2015 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) summer camp from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 20 through July 24 at the Regional High Technology Center. 

The camp is designed primarily for rising sophomores and juniors. Other high school-aged students may be accepted if space is available. Participants will be introduced to 3D Modeling, building circuits, NXT LEGO Mindstorm Robots, and industry representatives. 

To register, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 828.627.5479.


Senior center to host end-of-life planning workshop

An Advance Directives workshop will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, at the Haywood County Senior Resource Center in Waynesville.

This session will provide an overview of advance directives and answer the five

W’s —who, what, when, where and why — related to advanced directives. Following the session, staff will be on hand to answer questions and assist with execution of documents. Individuals will need photo ID plus another form of identification for notary and will need names, addresses and phone numbers of beneficiaries. It is also helpful to know the funeral home of choice. 

Call or stop by the senior center to register. 828.356.2800.


Glenville Area Historical Society to put on Heritage Tour

The Norton Community Center will be a featured stop during the Glenville Area Historical Society’s annual Heritage Tour on July 18. The two-three hour self-guided tours begin at 10 a.m. at Baptist Church and Cemetery, which was on one of the places of worship moved from Old Glenville when Lake Glenville was built. Tickets will be sold until 2 p.m. on the tour day at the Hamburg Baptist Church on N.C. 107 North. Advance tickets can be purchased until July 17 at the Lakeside Flea, the Glenville Community Development Club and from GAHS members.

828.743.1658 or 828.743.6744 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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