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Show your thankfulness this season by helping match a Mountaineer Reader Challenge.

There are outstanding bills to pay on the Haywood Pathways Center, and an anonymous reader has pledged to match all contributions up to $10,000.

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f-logo-400The Haywood Pathways Center looks much different today than it did two months ago when reporters, politicians, famous faces and thousands of volunteers spent the day at the site.

For a small county such as Haywood, it was certainly exciting Continue reading

So far, nearly $1,600 has been contributed toNew half way cornward the Haywood Pathways Center project thanks to a $10,000 anonymous reader donation that challenge other readers to pitch in.

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t600-DSC_0689The Haywood Pathways Center was bustling with activity Saturday as the Haywood Christian Emergency Shelter prepared to open it new facility.

People were dropping off supplies like bedding and towels, toothbrushes and cleaning items. A student-led group from Western Carolina Continue reading

f-logo-400I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving this year. As I enjoyed family and delicious food, I thought about those less fortunate than I. When I was little, I thought that homeless people only existed in big cities and that Continue reading

t600-volunteering 040Central Haywood students listened to the Rev. Nick Honerkamp, senior pastor at New Covenant Church, Tuesday, Nov. 4, when he and an assistant, Andrew Holland, spoke to the entire school about the need for volunteers at the old Hazelwood Continue reading

t600-DSC_0802Volunteers will be needed at the Haywood Pathways Center from now until its expected Nov. 15 opening.

There is much work left to do, said volunteer Clark Thompson, a former contractor who is at the site daily helping coordinate work. Continue reading

t600-photoThe 2014 Grace Church in the Mountains annual Parish Fair raised more than $14,500. The money was dispersed through a grant process to 19 local nonprofits organizations, all dedicated to serving the common good of the community.

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t600-ANCCelebrationPosterThe inaugural Hometown Christmas Celebration, special holiday celebration and fundraiser for the Haywood Pathways Center, will take place from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec.13, in the auditorium at Haywood Community College.

From 2 to 4 p.m. and from 5 Continue reading

t600-David Freeman laying tile in women's dormAs work wraps up at the Haywood Pathways Center, both funding and volunteers needed to help complete the project and meet a projected Nov. 15 opening date.

Individuals, businesses, organizations and churches that contribute more than $3,000 will be listed Continue reading