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Wednesday, 24 August 2016 00:00

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Swain commissioners hold public hearing

Swain County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, at the county administrative building to receive comments regarding financial documents for refinancing four existing loans at a lower interest rate, the purchase of 8 acres for an event arena, the purchase of .56 acres for parking space at the Department of Social Services and construction of a fly-fishing museum.

The hearing will take place just before the commissioners convene their regular monthly meeting. 


Maggie Valley plans community workshop

A community-planning workshop will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, at the Maggie Valley Town Hall in order to create a new outdoor sales ordinance. 

The goal is to gather input from local business owners and the general public in order to create a document that is both business friendly and representative of community goals. 


Rotary club installs new officers

New officers for 2016-17 were recently installed by the Rotary Club of Waynesville Sunrise. 

Incoming officers include President Rick Shaw, President Elect Thomas Bourque, Secretary Jennifer Rawley, Treasurer Ashley Zande, Past President Jack McCown.

The Sunrise Club meets at 7 a.m. Tuesdays at the Haywood Regional Fitness Center.

The club had a membership net growth last year of 20 percent, and welcomes visitors who are interested in “service above self.”


Sylva library offers PowerPoint class

A free 90-minute Microsoft Powerpoint class will be offered at 5:55 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, at the Jackson County Public Library in Sylva.  

The class is designed for people who are unfamiliar with Microsoft's PowerPoint presentation software. Library staff member Laura Chapman will teach this introductory class, which will be a hands-on opportunity to learn what a PowerPoint slide is, how to create text and place graphics within slides, and how to create a simple presentation. The class participants must have basic computer knowledge.

The class is free but is limited to the first 16 people who register. 



Jackson Democrats open headquarters

 The Jackson County Democratic Party will officially open its headquarters on Mill Street in Sylva on Saturday, Aug. 27. 

The event will start with a pancake breakfast, a fundraiser sponsored by the Democratic Men from 8 to 11 a.m. After the breakfast, there will be light refreshments until the celebration ends at 1 p.m.

Throughout the morning residents can register to vote, get materials on candidates, find campaign bumper stickers and buttons, and meet and greet other Democrats. 

The Mill Street headquarters will be open daily, except Sunday, for the months of September, October and the first week of November.


HCC to hold free business idea seminar

A free seminar, “So, You have an Idea! Now What?” will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, in Room 3021 at Haywood Community College’s Regional High Technology Center.   

 Attendees will receive an introduction to the Business Model Canvas, a unique method of describing and thinking through the business model of your organization, your competitors, or any other enterprise. Speaker is Katy Gould. She is HCC’s Small Business Center Director and was recognized as Young Professional of the Year by the Haywood County Chamber of Commerce. 

Visit sbc.haywood.edu or call 828.627.4512.


September proclaimed as Public Library Month

At the Haywood County Board of County Commissioners meeting on Monday, Aug. 15, a proclamation was adopted recognizing September 2016 as Haywood County Public Library Month.

Through the proclamation, commissioners call on all citizens to observe September 2016 as Haywood County Public Library Month and to honor the Library on its 125th anniversary.

To download the proclamation and view the library's plans for its milestone anniversary, visit http://haywoodlibrary.libguides.com

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