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Wednesday, 26 October 2016 00:00

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Financial aid workshop offered in Macon

In an effort to help prospective college students with their financial aid paperwork, Southwestern Community College will hold a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Day workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 29 at the SCC Macon Campus, 44 Siler Farm Road in Franklin.

Free to attend. Families who would like help completing the FAFSA can register for the event at

Anyone attending FAFSA Day will need to bring their 2015 completed tax returns and the student’s and one parent’s Federal Student Aid ID obtained in advance from

Contact, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 828.339.4438.


Waynesville Rotary Club to host Anne Matthews 

The Waynesville Sunrise Rotary Club will have Anne Matthews as a special speaker at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, on the second floor of the Haywood County Regional Recreation Center.  

Matthews is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow, Major Donor, charter member of the Bequest Society and the Paul Harris Society, Benefactor and a Ten Star Rotarian. She is the first woman Foundation Trustee and the first woman Rotary International Board member from Zone 33.

Members from local Rotary Clubs and others are invited to attend this rare opportunity to hear such a distinguished speaker. 


Merchants invited to ‘Rise and Shine’ 

Maggie Valley business owners are invited to attend the first Maggie Valley Rise and Shines event at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, at the pavilion at Town Hall. 

The event will be held on the first Tuesday of each month and is sponsored by the town and the Maggie Valley Area Chamber of Commerce. 

A free continental breakfast will be provided. 


WCU political debate series to conclude 

The Western Carolina University Political Debate Series will conclude Thursday, Oct. 27, with the third and final event of the 2016 election season, a session featuring candidates in the N.C. Senate District 50 race.

Incumbent Jim Davis, R-Franklin, and opponent Jane Hipps, D-Waynesville, will tackle the issues in a debate beginning at 7 p.m. in Room 204 of the Health and Human Sciences Building on WCU’s West Campus.

The event is open to the public free of charge. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.


Public radio to switch frequencies

Effective Nov. 18, WCQS/Western North Carolina Public Radio, Inc. will switch its current Haywood County translator frequency from 95.3 FM to 102.9 FM.

The switch is being made due to FCC regulations. The transfer to 102.9 FM allows WCQS to continue uninterrupted service to listeners who rely on 95.3 FM in parts of Haywood and Swain counties, or listeners traveling the I-40 corridor in that region. Listeners in Waynesville and Clyde at 89.7 FM will still receive WCQS at that frequency.

Listeners who have any questions about the transition or have trouble with the new frequency may call WCQS at 828.210.4800 during regular business hours, Monday through Friday or email questions to 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.. Listeners can also hear a live stream of WCQS or download the WCQS app for the iPhone or Android device.

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