CANTON — During a long-planned visit to Haywood County at the invitation of the tourism community, U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis swung by Canton Thursday to see how the flood recovery was coming along.

Flooding may have displaced the students of Central Haywood High School, but they have shown an eagerness to return to learning, according to reports given to the Haywood County school board.

While statewide scores show only 45.4% of K-12 students taking the end-of-year tests passed during a school year plagued by a pandemic, Shining Rock Classical Academy was far ahead of that number.

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Haywood Community Band’s September concert is a tribute to the popular Jeopardy television program. In the spirit of the long-running game show, the audience will be given clues from which to guess the titles of the pieces to be performed.