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Sign up for Civilian academy

The 2018 Class of the Waynesville Civilian Police Academy is set to begin classes on Thursday, March 1, at the Waynesville Police offices on South Main Street. 

The Civilian Police Academy gives citizens the opportunity to become more familiar with a wide range of police department activities, including police operations, uniform patrol, traffic services, investigations, K-9 units, DWI detection, school resource officers/DARE, drug abuse, crime scene processing, special response teams, as well as a session for you on your own personal safety. 

The 2018 Academy will meet for eight consecutive weeks on Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Waynesville Police Department from Thursday, March 1, through Thursday, April 19. The Academy is open to all Haywood County residents 21 or older for free. 

For an application, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Kristie Holcombe at 828.456.5363. Completed applications must be submitted by Feb. 23. 


Haywood Dems to hold precinct meetings

The Haywood County Democratic Party is holding the 2018 precinct organizational meetings at various locations throughout the county between Feb. 5 and Feb. 19. 

“We’re continuing the cluster meeting format that we adopted in 2016,” said Party Chair Myrna Campbell. “Instead of having 28 individual meetings, we’ve combined two or three precincts together and reduced the meeting sites to 13.”

The meetings are free and open to any registered Democrat residing in the precinct.  The primary order of business for the 2018 meetings is the election of delegates to the county convention scheduled on Saturday, March 24, where candidates will be showcased and the election of precinct officers if any vacancies have occurred during the past year.

A complete listing of meeting times and locations are at