‘Feed the Need’ campaign begins

‘Feed the Need’ campaign begins

The 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 to win the Ultimate Neighborhood Give Back Challenge and have

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Help meet The Mountaineer reader challenge

So far, nearly $1,600 has been contributed toward the Haywood Pathways Center project thanks to a $10,000 anonymous reader donation that challenge other readers to pitch in. Since The Mountaineer has more than 10,000 readers, matching the amount by Thanksgiving is the goal. If everybody gives a little, it will

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New emergency shelter is open

The 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 University, Rock Your Socks Off, was doing a final cleaning,

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Haywood Pathways Center #FeedTheNeed

I 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 they lived under bridges or on park benches. As I

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Haywood students volunteer at Pathways Center

Central 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 prison to meet the deadline to open the Haywood Pathways Center by

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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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