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Faith-based groups forge bold plan for abandoned prison dorms

hwpReforming lives on a wing and a prayer

A proposal to convert a closed-down state prison into a halfway house and homeless shelter in Haywood County is gaining steam. The old prison was given to Continue reading

hwpSold! How the old state prison was unloaded for just $1 At first blush, the shuttered state prison in Waynesville looks more like a military barracks or summer camp bunkhouse than a prison — except perhaps for the concertina wire around the perimeter and guardhouse at the entrance. But for Continue reading

t600-DSC_5251More changes are slowly being made at the future site of the Haywood Pathways Center in preparation for the arrival of Ty Pennington and the Guaranteed Rate team Sept. 25.

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MAGGIE VALLEY — The Maggie Valley governing board adopted a policy on charitable donations, appointed Town Manager Nathan Clark as the tax collector and voted to become a bronze sponsor by donating $3,000 to the Haywood Pathways Center.

In their Continue reading

t600-DSC_0419Thanks to Guaranteed Rate’s Ultimate Neighborhood Giveback Challenge, Haywood County’s effort to turn an abandoned prison into a homeless shelter, soup kitchen and halfway house will be closer to reality as of Sept. 25.

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prison projectCounty residents learned Friday the Haywood Pathways Center entry in the Guaranteed Rate/Ty Pennington Ultimate Neighborhood Giveback Challenge took top honors, fetching $50,000 for the community and a visit from Pennington.

A work date will be set sometime before October Continue reading

A group planning to revamp the long-closed Hazelwood prison to serve as transitional housing and a soup kitchen was advanced Monday when Haywood County Board of Commissioners approved a lease agreement with the Haywood Christian Emergency Shelter for a Continue reading

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Haywood County’s project to turn a former state prison into a halfway house, emergency shelter and soup kitchen is now a semi-finalist in the Guaranteed Rate/Ty Pennington Ultimate Neighborhood Giveback Challenge.

Out of a total Continue reading