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Construction Career Day will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 3 and 4 at the Haywood County Agriculture and Activities Center.

The event aims to promote the construction field to high school juniors and seniors. Students in the WNC area can talk to contractor personnel, vendors, university and community college representatives to ask questions about training and educational opportunities.

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The Alzheimer’s Association is hosting a Walk to End Alzheimer’s at 1 p.m. Oct. 7 at Lake Junaluska.

Participants can learn about Alzheimer’s disease and how to get involved with the cause, from advocacy opportunities, the latest in Alzheimer’s research and clinical trial enrollment to support programs and services.

Start or join a team today at or 800.272.3900.



The Kiwanis Club of Waynesville is reviving the popular Spelling Bee fundraising event that was run for many years by the Haywood County Literacy Council.

The event is scheduled for Nov. 2 at the First Methodist Church in Waynesville. The club is already seeking sponsors and individuals willing to participate.

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Jackson County’s early college program for high school students is holding several information sessions for its 2013-2014 school year during the next few months.

All sessions will begin at 6 p.m. and will be held at Southwestern Community College’s Sylva campus, in the lobby of the JCEC building (next to the Holt Library). The dates are: Oct. 8, Nov. 13, Dec. 5 and Jan. 24.

The high school/college program allows students to earn both a high school diploma and a two-year college degree free of charge. Early application deadline is Feb. 1, 2013.




First Citizens Bank, in partnership with the Haywood County Chamber of Commerce, will sponsor its third annual Community Shred Event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 12 at the branch located at 196 Walnut St. in Waynesville. A Cintas Document Management truck will destroy unwanted sensitive materials free of charge for all area residents.

Residents are invited to bring old documents such as ATM receipts, checks, tax information, credit card statements, copies of bills, mail and other papers containing personal information that could provide thieves an easy way to steal money or an identity. Dry paper only will be accepted (no plastics, media tapes or cardboard).

The event will be held rain or shine. A drawing will be conducted for a home paper shredder.

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