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Wednesday, 19 July 2017 00:00

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Bryson City to host land-use conference

The Southeastern Private Property and Federal Land Use Conference will be held July 29 in Bryson City.

The purpose of the conference is to examine how the shrinking amount of taxable private property in rural counties leads to below-average economic conditions for businesses and people in those areas. The conference will focus on the changing management of federal lands and how it affects rural counties and forest users in the mountains. Myron Ebell, Director of the Center for Energy and Environment at the Competitive Enterprise Institute will be a keynote speaker.

The Conference will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Swain County Center for the Arts at Swain High School. All property owners, elected representatives, and concerned citizens are encouraged to attend.

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Waynesville seeks board applicants

The Town of Waynesville Board of Aldermen is accepting applications to fill vacancies on all of the various community boards and commissions including the ABC Board, Historic Preservation Commission, Planning Board, Public Art Commission, Recreation Advisory Board and Zoning Board of Adjustment.

Positions are for three-year terms and will expire June 30, 2020. Applications will remain active for one year from the submission date.

For more information, contact the Town of Waynesville at 828.452.2491 or email Amie Owens, Assistant Town Manager at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Public input sought on transportation plan

The public’s input is being sought as the state’s public transportation blueprint, known as the Public Transportation Strategic Plan, is being developed.

The N.C. Department of Transportation is urging residents to take part in a survey to let the department know their top priorities for public transportation services in the state.

The survey can be completed online at https://nctransitplan.metroquest.com.

The final Strategic Plan is expected to be presented to the public, stakeholders and lawmakers in the spring of 2018.

 

Register for fall classes

Haywood Community College registration for fall semester is underway now through Aug. 4 by appointment with an advisor.

Classes begin Tuesday, Aug. 15. HCC offers classes for every lifestyle including online, in-person or a combination of both. In addition, students can pursue a wide variety of certificate, diploma and degree options.

Students can apply for scholarships online at haywood.edu or by calling 828.627.4500.

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