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Wednesday, 09 April 2014 00:00

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Tax Day Candidate Forum

Candidates seeking office this election season will be meeting with Haywood County voters at 5:30 p.m., April 15, at the USDA Agricultural Extension Agency, 589 Raccoon Road, in Waynesville. The event is titled Main Stream Conservatives Unite on Tax Day.

Attendees will have an opportunity to speak with participating candidates — candidates from all political parties are invited — as well as gather information pertaining to the various contests that will appear on this year’s ballot. 

The event begins at 5:30 p.m., with a bowl of chili. Candidates will begin speaking at 6:30 p.m.; candidates involved in a primary will be given priority. 


Social media seminar for businesses 

A free seminar titled Business Owner’s Guide to Social Media: Starting from Scratch to Online Success will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 15, at the Haywood Chamber of Commerce. The event is sponsored by the Small Business Center at Haywood Community College and the Haywood County Chamber of Commerce.

During this workshop, participants will learn to create a Facebook page, Twitter account and Pintrest page. They will also learn how to manage such social media sites, as well as build a following. Attendees are requested to bring their iPad or tablet, as well as photos of their business.

The event will be led by Anna Eason, marketing director for Sunburst Trout Farms. Space is limited and participants should reserve their seat by calling 828.627.4512 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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