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The Laurel Ridge Country Club was swimming with teachers and school administrators Wednesday afternoon when Haywood County officials named Tuscola High School math teacher Randy Pressley as the 2014-15 Teacher of the Year. "I'm almost speechless," Pressley said after accepting the award in front of the crowd.
Prosecutors will be pursuing nine charges of the original 44 against Maggie Valley resident and restaurant owner Steve Hurley, who was arrested in February for several child sex charges. The 68-year-old was indicted by a Haywood County Grand Jury on those nine charges in July.
Matthew was born December 8, 1979 and was a lifelong resident of Haywood County. He was employed with Blue Ridge Glass, Inc. of Waynesville.
Hundreds of volunteers across the county dispersed to 33 job sites Thursday to paint houses, build wheelchair ramps, pull weeds and more during the annual United Way Day of Caring. In Canton, the Haywood Baptist Men came together at a home on Holtzclaw Street to build a 92-foot handicapped ramp for 92-year-old Juanita Bryson.
Meridian Behavioral Health Services received continuation funding in the amount of $27,000 for its jail programs in Haywood and Jackson counties. For the past seven years, Meridian has been providing assessment and group therapy services twice a week in both county jails.
As of Sept. 1, the public's only access to enter Waynesville's Historic Courthouse is through the front doors.
A group trying to persuade physician Ben Carson to run for president in 2016 says it's running radio ads through Election Day this year that also attempt to influence voters in North Carolina's U.S. Senate race. The ads from the National Draft Ben Carson for President Committee also identify Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan and address issues on which the group believes many minorities agree with Republicans -- particularly public education, abortion and energy.
Admission $10 Children under 12 Free. Please bring your family to Historic Camp Hope and enjoy an amazing musical lineup, events for the children, local barbeque, food vendors, local artist, and homemade arts and crafts with all proceeds to be used for the maintenance and repair of Camp Hope--a public resource for all of Haywood County to use for weddings, reunions, festivals, church and civic groups, meetings, or just family fun.
The Daydreamz Project is sponsoring the first annual SeptemberFest event at the Green Thumb Garden in back of the Old Armory building in Frog Level, Waynesville NC. This event will celebrate the harvest of community gardens in the Waynesville, Haywood County area.
For years Mayor Gavin Brown of Waynesville has issued a Mayor's Proclamation in remembrance of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the United States. At Tuesday night's governing board meeting, the mayor prepared to read his proclamation, shook his head and said, "I can't do this."
A fugitive captured in Iowa after decades on the run is returning to North Carolina, where he escaped from prison in 1973. North Carolina officers were transporting 69-year-old Ronald Carnes from a county jail in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to a prison in Raleigh.
A short hike is being offered to the public on Saturday, September 27th. The event is sponsored by Haywood Waterways Association and the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.
The Haywood County Arts Council is seeking artists for its seventh annual small works show, "It's a Small, Small Work" to be held Nov. 19 to Dec. 27, in Gallery 86, 86 N. Main St., Waynesville. The show provides a unique opportunity for budding artists to exhibit their work, as well as the opportunity for more seasoned artists to test their boundaries.
Plans are quickly shaping up for the kick-off volunteer weekend at the old Hazelwood prison where more than 500 individuals have signed up to help. The first work day at the future Haywood Pathways Center is set for Thursday, Sept.
The eighth annual Baskets and Bags Bingo will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12 at the Haywood County Fairgrounds.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 03:08 pm
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