News in brief
Webster board race still short a candidate
After a weeklong extension of the filing deadline, nobody has signed up to run for the Town of Webster seat currently held by Commissioner Allan Grant, meaning that race will be left up to write-in candidates.
Three seats on the board are up for election this year, as is the mayor’s seat. The incumbents for three of those four seats will seek re-election, but Grant will not, and no other candidate put their name forward on the ballot.
It’s not unusual for small communities like Webster to have difficulty finding candidates to fill their board seats due to the tiny number of people eligible to run. Currently, there are 271 registered voters living within Webster’s town limits.
Get prepared for back to school
A Back to School Resource Fair will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4, at First United Methodist Church parking lot, 566 S. Haywood St., Waynesville.
Drive through the resource fair to pick up free informational packets for community resources, produce and perishables from MANNA Food Bank and backpacks full of school supplies (while supplies last).
Civilian police academy seeks applicants