HCC offers free tuition to needy Haywood students
Financial aid and scholarships are a great way to pay for college, but not everyone qualifies. For those who do, financial aid doesn’t always cover the full cost of tuition, making it harder for some to break the cycle of generational poverty through education.
Every rose has its thorns: Cuts coming for HCC horticulture program
There’s a bit of pruning taking place at Haywood Community College — specifically, the Horticulture Technology program. And just like pruning a real rose bush, it’s painful and runs the risk of killing the plant altogether, but it may also produce beautiful new growth.
Maker space movement comes to Haywood
The type of traditional manufacturing that put many small towns on the map and provided a decent living to generations of Americans is long gone; it’s been in decline sine the 1970s and will never fully disappear, but the massive economic benefits of large-scale industrial production for the most part have.
Between the lines tells the story: Waynesville woodworker carves into passion
When you are in the presence of the woodwork by Ben Grant, you find yourself captivated by the contours of his pieces.
Building business in Haywood County
Its no surprise that The Smoky Mountain News’ annual Women in Business issue highlights women who are in business, but this year, we decided to focus on something a bit more meta: the daughter of a woman in business who is a woman in the business of getting women into business.
HCC unveils new public training building
A brand new Public Services Training Facility was unveiled Monday at Haywood Community College.
The art of making it: HCC ‘Crafting Your Success’ summit
So, you have the talent, imagination and output of an artist. But, do you also have the drive, business savvy and staying power?
“Tell your story, get involved in your community, and share your passion,” said Brad Dodson.
Early college is Haywood’s ‘hidden gem’
A collaborative program designed to help students overcome the familial, financial and social obstructions of attending college lacks room to grow and is chronically underfunded, which may hamper efforts to serve more of the county’s most promising students.
Island of green: Exhibit commemorates 50 years of community-driven landscape at HCC
It’s a sunny day at Haywood Community College, light sparkling from the campus’s landmark mill pond and shining through the leaves still clinging to the archway of willow oaks lining the school’s entrance drive. The campus lawn is covered with leaves fallen from the towering white oaks dominating it, academic buildings nestled naturally into the folds of the landscape.
In many ways, it looks more like a park than a campus, and that’s by design — the design of Doan Ogden, that is. Ogden, a nationally known landscape architect, designed gardens and landscapes throughout Western North Carolina after moving to teach at Warren Wilson College, and the grounds of HCC are among his accomplishments.
HCC seeks damages from architect, construction company
Haywood Community College’s new Creative Arts Building was supposed to be a state-of-the-art, energy-efficient, environmentally friendly facility.