News in brief

The Haywood County Chamber of Commerce annual dinner and year in review is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on June 2.

The chamber will honor leaders in the business community with awards.

The dinner will be held at Laurel Ridge Country Club. Tickets are $45 per person or $410 reserved seating for eight people. 828.456.3021.


The Community Kitchen’s annual golf tournament will be held Friday, June 3, at Lake Junaluska. The pre-registration fee is $50 828.648.0014), and day-of registration $55. Registration includes green fees and golf cart, snacks and drinks, a door prize ticket, T-shirt and dinner provided by the Black Bear Café. The kitchen is still accepting sponsors for the holes and t-shirts and one sponsor for the potential hole-in-one. 828.593.9319.


The Knights of Columbus, Father Michael Murphy Council #12478, will host its sixth-annual local charities golf tournament at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, June 11, at Lake Junaluska Golf Course.

The tournament will benefit a number of Haywood County charities. There will be a captain’s choice, with a shotgun start. For a donation of $60, each golfer gets 18 holes of golf, a barbecue dinner catered by Nico’s Cafe, and an opportunity to win cash and door prizes. All golfers also have a shot at a new car in the hole-in-one contest.

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The Small Business Center of Haywood Community College will offer a free seminar, “Financing Your Small Business,” on Tuesday morning, June 7. The session is from 8-10 a.m. on campus in the boardroom of the Frazell Administration building.



A $600,000 housing grant was awarded to the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to create housing or economic opportunities for low- to moderate-income families. The competitive grants are provided through HUD’s Indian Community Development Block Grant Program.

Recipients can use funds for various housing projects, including rehabilitating housing, building new housing or buying land to support new housing construction. The grant can also used to build infrastructure such as roads, water and sewer facilities.

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