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Haywood NAACP to meet

Haywood County NAACP will meet again at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 29, at the Obama-King Park at the intersection of Craven and Calvary Streets in the Pigeon neighborhood in Waynesville. 

Attendees should wear a mask. If you are not vaccinated, bring lawn chairs so you can stay socially distant outside of the shelter. Come with your ideas for the organization’s future. 


Rallying against new jail in Haywood County

Down Home North Carolina is continuing its campaign to stop the expansion of the Haywood County detention and to have the county spend money on rehab and mental health treatment facilities.

To support the campaign, attend the Haywood County Commissioners' meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 17, at the upper floor of the historic courthouse in Waynesville. Wear a mask. Do not bring signs. There will be social distancing at the meeting. 

Down Home will also be gathering from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 15, at the intersection of Main Street and Miller Street in downtown Waynesville to rally against the jail expansion and to raise awareness in the community.

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