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Wednesday, 22 July 2015 00:00

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Free caregiver training offered

A free Caregiver Training workshop will be held at the Haywood County Senior Resources Center in Waynesville on Tuesday, July 28, with a morning session from 9-11:30 a.m. and afternoon session from 1-3 p.m.

The first session is designed for those desiring to be placed on the caregiver list. The focus is to help gain basic understanding of the role of a caregiver and the best ways to handle some matters related to being hired as a caregiver. The second session is designed for those who may be seeking a caregiver. 

Must call or stop by the center to pre-register. 828.356.2800.


Wireless device workshop offered 

A workshop on how to protect your wireless device from water damage will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 25, at U.S. Wireless, 225 Town Center Loop in Waynesville. The workshop is open to everyone, and you don’t have to be a U.S. Cellular customer to attend.

Anyone who attends the workshop will have the opportunity to win an iPad mini 3. 



Mountain Mediation to hold raffle

Support conflict resolution services by purchasing a chance to visit the beach or win other prizes through Mountain Mediation Services’ annual summer raffle fundraiser. “Myrtle Beach Fall Get-Away,” gives the Grand Prize Winner a choice of fall dates to visit the coast. This year’s raffle features additional prizes for more chances to win, including an afternoon sailing adventure for four; music performed by an Indonesian Gamelan Ensemble for the winner’s outdoor party and a $100 gift card for Frogs Leap Public House in Waynesville. 

Raffle tickets are $5 each or three tickets for $12 and are available at locations around the area.


Bryson City recognized by Trip Advisor

Bryson City has been named by Trip Advisor as a top “Summer Affordable Vacation Destination.”

With over 150 locations across the U.S. analyzed, Bryson City was selected as a destination offering the most bang for your buck, and was praised by travelers for offering a big vacation in a small town.


Haywood Sheriff has new website

The Haywood County Sheriff’s Office has unveiled a new interactive website to better meet the needs and wishes of the public.

Services such as applying for and purchasing gun permits, placing money on an inmate’s account, searching the “most wanted” files, signing up for classes, volunteering and more can be accessed on the site.

The website was created with the public’s needs and interests in mind. Haywood County Sheriff Greg Christopher said the website was created to enable citizens to interact with the Sheriff’s Office at hours that are most convenient for them.



Grace Church accepting grant apps

Grace Episcopal Church in Waynesville is still accepting grant applications from nonprofit 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 are available at the parish office located at 394 N. Haywood St. on the corner of Haywood and Miller Streets in Waynesville or can be emailed.  

828.456.6029 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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