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  • Incident exposes dozens to rabies in Haywood County

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    Letters went out this week from the Haywood County Health Department to about 43 county residents who may have been exposed to rabies as a result of a baby raccoon a family was caring for that later died and tested positive for rabies.   The raccoon di...
  • Commissioners Agenda for Aug. 16th

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    HAYWOOD COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS AGENDA FOR   August 16, 2010   The Board will meet in the HAYWOOD COUNTY COURTROOM of the HISTORIC COURTHOUSE at 215 N. Main Street, Waynesville beginning at 5:30 p.m.     Citizens must sign up for publi...
  • Notice of August 16th Public Hearing

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    NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING   At its June 28, 2010 meeting, the Board of Commissioners (the “Board of Commissioners”) of the County of Haywood, North Carolina (the “County”) adopted a resolution which:   1.         Authorized the County...
  • New animal welfare program begins on HCTV

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    Second Chances, a monthly television program designed to provide information on animal control and animal welfare issues, will premier at 8 p.m., Thursday, August 12th, on HCTV, the Haywood County Government Access Channel.   Each month, Second Chances...
  • August fitness tips

    Departments - Public Information
    Family Fun Day is August 29th! See details below!   August Fitness Tips & Opportunities   Brought to you by HEALTHY HAYWOOD’S Healthy Living Action Team   - Special thanks to BUD DIRSCHERL - Healthy Living Action Team Member who plays a ...
  • Applicants sought for recreation board

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    The Haywood Board of County Commissioners is accepting applications for the following board: Recreation Advisory Board; one vacancy, must reside within district four:District 4:  Clyde Township Applications forms and a description of the board ...
  • Board of Health Agenda for Aug. 10th

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    MEETING DATE:       August 10, 2010   MEETING TIME:       6:00 p.m.   MEETING LOCATION: County Building, 81 Elm Wood Way, Waynesville, NC (Former MARC Building)   Moment of Silence Swearing In of New Board Member:  Nancy Ra...
  • Custodian I

    Departments - HR Job Postings
    Haywood County FACILITIES & MAINTENANCE   Custodian I   General Description of Position The purpose of the class is to provide cleaning services for the Haywood County Justice Center.  The class is responsible for cleaning offices, common areas, ...
  • Commissioners Agenda for Aug. 2

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    HAYWOOD COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS AGENDA FOR   August 2, 2010   The Board will meet in the HAYWOOD COUNTY COURTROOM of the HISTORIC COURTHOUSE at 215 N. Main Street, Waynesville beginning at 9:00 a.m.     Citizens must sign up for public...
  • Library book sale begins July 29

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    The 2010 Annual Book Sale begins Thursday, July 29 in the lower level of the Waynesville branch of the Haywood County Public Library and runs through Saturday, July 31. Sponsored by the Friends of the Haywood County Public Library, the event features g...
  • Board of Health Public Notice

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    PUBLIC NOTICE   HAYWOOD COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH   THE HAYWOOD COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH WILL MEET AT 6:00 P.M. ON AUGUST 10, 2010, AT THE COUNTY OFFICE BUILDING LOCATED AT 81 ELMWOOD WAY IN WAYNESVILLE, TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF THE FOLLOWING AMENDED RUL...
  • OFFICE ASSISTANT III-LEGAL

    Departments - HR Job Postings
    SALARY:  $21,914.74    GRADE: 57APPLY BY:  5:00 p.m. on AUGUST 11TH, 2010TO: Kathi McClure, PHRc/o Haywood County Department of Social Services                                          POSITION # 187-04-514486...
  • VETERAN’S SERVICE OFFICER (PART-TIME)

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      General Description of Position   The purpose of the position is to assist veterans and dependents in obtaining federal and state benefits to which they are entitled.  The position is responsible for counseling, claims, coordinating benefits, repo...
  • Recreation Dept. accepting applications for Williamsburg tour

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    Haywood County Recreation & Parks is accepting reservations for a 4 day/3 night trip to Colonial Williamsburg & Jamestown, VA.   Fee includes: Three-night stay at Homewood Suites. Full-time Haywood County Recreation & Parks staff escort ...
  • INCOME MAINTENANCE CASEWORKER II-FNS

    Departments - HR Job Postings
    TEMPORARY APPOINTMENT POSITION: SALARY:  $13.72 PER HR.    GRADE: 63   APPLY BY:  5:00 P.M. ON FRIDAY, JULY 30TH, 2010        FUNDING AVAILABLE THRU 06-30-2011 OR until funds exhausted To: Kathi McClure, PHR c/o Haywood County Department ...
  • Applicants sought for library, recreation boards

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    The Haywood Board of County Commissioners is accepting applications for the following boards: Library Board Recreation Advisory Board; two vacancies, must reside within district one or two:1. District 1:  Townships of White Oak, Cataloochee, Cr...
  • Scale Clerk - Temporary Part-time

    Departments - HR Job Postings
    This position will monitor and weigh vehicles entering and leaving White Oak & the MRF, have responsibility for opening/closing White Oak or the MRF (site will vary), operating scales, answering questions, collecting money, and monitoring operation of MRF...
  • Medical Office Assistant (Wellness Center)

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    General Description of Position The Medical Office Assistant should be capable of performing all duties related to admission and discharge of patients for the Wellness Center. This will include assisting patients with pre-authorization, e.g., Worker’...
  • Secretary/Receptionist (Wellness Center)

    Departments - HR Job Postings
    General Description of Position   The Secretary/Receptionist performs all duties related to admission and discharge of patients for the Wellness Center. This will include assisting patients with pre-authorization, e.g., Worker’s Compensation and re...
  • EMT-Intermediate or Paramedic Part-time

    Departments - HR Job Postings
    This position will provide routine and specialized emergency care. The position is responsible for serving as an EMT-Intermediate or Paramedic on a two-person advanced life support team and other emergency service related duties as assigned.   Minimum...