Ladies Level Up

Volunteers with Haywood Habitat for Humanity returned to the construction site March 5 for the first time since the pandemic started to help build more affordable homes in Waynesville. 

Odds are stacked against working families

It’s the kind of street – lined with modest, well-kept houses flying U.S. flags – where neighborhood children haphazardly cast their bicycles in piles on a playmate’s lawn to tear off and play in the woods or on a backyard Slip ‘N Slide.

Mountain Projects tackles housing crisis

Social services Agency Mountain Projects continues to be at the forefront of solving the affordable housing crisis in Haywood and Jackson counties. 

Public, private projects needed to improve housing shortage

The issue of homelessness has been a growing concern among Haywood County residents, businesses, law enforcement and government officials for the last several years.

Haywood Habitat embarks on second subdivision

With a site plan approved unanimously by the Waynesville Planning Board, Haywood Habitat for Humanity is getting ready to embark on its second major affordable housing development. 

The essence of power is a towel

There, in Sumter County, Georgia, not far from the Alabama line lies the tiny town of Plains (pop. 784), a most unremarkable place home to a most remarkable man. 

Home for President Jimmy Carter has always been the clay roads and cotton fields of Plains, except when he was at Annapolis, in the Navy, or serving as state senator or governor or president. 

Habitat houses give people hope

About five years ago, Suzanne Cianciulli and her son were living in a rundown mobile home rental while she tried to make ends meet working a retail job.

Haywood Habitat looks to 2016

art habitatWith the holidays currently underway, there’s plenty for all of us to be grateful for living here in Western North Carolina. A roof over our heads, food in our bellies, a warm bed to climb into each night, a beautiful mountain view to awaken us each morning.

The house that music built: Warren Haynes’ ‘Christmas Jam’ rolls on

art frTwenty-seven years is a long time for anything.

“It amazing to me that it’s still going on,” Warren Haynes said. “It’s getting bigger and better every year, and I don’t think we would have predicted that when we started it years ago.”

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It takes a village: Habitat for Humanity to build new community in Waynesville

fr waltonwoodsAs the old saying goes, it takes a village to raise a child.

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