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MedWest Health System’s Urgent Care Centers in Sylva, Canton and Waynesville are now open from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., seven days a week to provide greater access to care for people experiencing non-life-threatening illnesses or injuries.

The urgent care centers are located at 556 Hazelwood Ave. in Waynesville, 55 Buckeye Cove Road in Canton, off Exit 31 on I-40 and 176 Walmart Plaza in the Walmart shopping center in Sylva.

MedWest’s Urgent Care Centers are able to treat patients with any kind of injury or illness that is not life-threatening and not a chronic condition. Healthcare practitioners are also able to help patients learn about local physicians who can then see them for follow-ups and ongoing care.



The Town of Waynesville Planning Board currently has three vacancies that need to be filled.

The Planning Board serves as an advisory board to make studies of areas, prepares plans, and develops policies, ordinances and administrative procedures. Regular meetings are held on the third Monday evening of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Town of Waynesville Board Room.

People interested in applying to serve must reside within the town limits of Waynesville. The town Board of Alderman will make the appointments.

Applications are available at the municipal building located at 16 South Main St. or at




The Haywood County Chamber of Commerce Women in Business and the Young Professionals of Haywood has launched a “Partners in Leadership” mentoring program.

“Partners in Leadership” is designed to prepare Haywood County Young Professional Women to become future business leaders by connecting them with seasoned Women in Business professionals in their field, allowing young women to develop professional/career goals and the skills necessary to achieve them. 

Interested Young Professional Women may submit an application to the program. Applications are available at

828.456.3021 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



North Carolina Department of Transportation is preparing to make safety improvements to the intersection of U.S. 19/23 at Jones Cove Road near Haywood Community College in Haywood County starting in October. The project will include installing a raised concrete median to restrict turning movements from side streets to reduce the number of crashes and streamline traffic flow.

When the project is complete, vehicles traveling on Jones Cove Road will not be able to continue straight through U.S. 19/23 intersection. Vehicles traveling north on Jones Cove Road from Haywood Community College will be able to turn right on U.S. 19/23 East toward Clyde or left to U.S. 74 and vehicles traveling south on Jones Cove Road will only be able to turn right to U.S. 74. Construction is expected to be complete by the end of 2012.

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