Volunteers needed

Volunteers needed

Volunteers 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. There’s plenty of cleaning, blinds to hand, paint to chip

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Nonprofits, Next Step Ministry receive Parish Fair grants

The 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. This year’s grant recipients are The Arc of Haywood County, Big Brothers/Big Sisters,

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Holiday celebration, fundraiser for Pathways Center planned

The 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 to 8:30 p.m., children can mingle with Santa’s elves while

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Pathways Center volunteers needed Saturday

As 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 on a permanent donor board that will be prominently displayed

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Help needed at Haywood Pathways Center Friday and Saturday

In a final push to reach an early November opening at the Haywood Pathways Center, a work weekend is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday. In addition to roofing, there’s plenty of painting to finish. Volunteers will also be removing the old prison fences and replacing

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Help Pathways center cross the finish line

As the opening date for the Haywood Pathways Center nears, a last-ditch push is being made to help make the Nov. 1 opening possible. So far, only about two-thirds of the funds needed to complete construction and fund initial operations have been raised. Another $100,000 is needed to complete the

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Pathways center kick-off puts Haywood on the map

The volunteer kickoff effort at the Haywood Pathways Center on Sept. 25, 2014, was a glorious day in Haywood County. It is estimated more than 1,000 volunteers were on hand at the former Hazelwood prison site to remove fencing, paint dormitories, build a laundry/restroom facility and landscape the premises. All

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Sharing breakfast with Ty

The Open Door Ministry in Waynesville was almost unrecognizable Thursday morning as it overflowed with hungry Haywood County residents having breakfast with television star Ty Pennington. Pennington made a visit to Waynesville after Haywood County’s vision project, the Haywood Pathways Center, won first place in the Guaranteed Rate Ultimate Neighborhood

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Volunteers jump in to tear down fences

Hundreds of volunteers showed up Thursday to take part in a community-wide effort to tear down the fences of the old Hazelwood prison. After renovations are complete, the prison will become transitional housing and a community kitchen. Ty Pennington, spokesperson for Guaranteed Rate’s Ultimate Neighborhood Give Back Challenge, was on

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