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Filing period opens

Candidate filing has begun for Swain Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor. 

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Up Moses Creek: ‘When, Wren?’

Finally, we can go out the back door again. For a month we made a front door detour around an unplanned construction project on the back porch. 

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WCU gets grant to study mosquitoes

Brian Byrd, Western Carolina University’s mosquito expert and professor in the environmental health sciences program, along with Scott Huffman, professor in WCU’s Department of Chemistry and Physics, have been approved for grant funding from NCInnovation to continue their work in developing tools that utilizes spectroscopy to analyze vibrational signals from mosquitoes. 

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‘Appalachian Apothecary’ lecture is June 20

The Highlands Biological Foundation (HBF) continues its Zahner Conservation Lecture series at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 20. Registered Herbalist Patricia Kyritsi Howell will take the stage to discuss “Appalachian Apothecary: Herbs of Yesterday and Today.”

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Haywood Soil and Water receives farmland preservation grants

The Haywood County Soil & Water Conservation District is a recipient of three of this year’s N.C. Grange grants to aid in land preservation efforts within the county. 

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Interested in healthy gardening?

Studies have shown that gardening has numerous health benefits for all ages and physical abilities, and mobility issues don’t mean people have to drop their passion. 

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Big Brothers Big Sisters offers golf discount

Haywood County golfers can take advantage of an offer that will give them discounts at Maggie Valley Club, Springdale Resort, Sequoyah National, Lake Junaluska and Laurel Ridge clubs. All include green fee and golf cart. 

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Jackson offers rec volleyball league

Jackson County Parks and Recreation is hosting a pair of volleyball leagues open to anyone over the age of 16, one a competitive co-rec league and the other an open volleyball league. 

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HCC hosts inaugural Charity disc golf event

The Haywood Community College Foundation is hosting the inaugural Charity Disc Golf Tournament, Discs in the Dogwoods, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, June 13, on the campus of Haywood Community College in Clyde. 

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