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Richie’s Alliance for Autism events canceled April 27 – 29

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Due to COVID-19 stay-at-home restrictions, Richie’s Alliance for Autism has canceled the planned charity events, April 27 – 29. The three days of events were developed to provide fundraising outreach to Haywood County’s Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) children.

Richie’s Alliance believes, “Together we can make a difference,” and is grateful for the community support the past four years. In 2019, Richie’s Alliance donated $54,000 to the Haywood Exceptional Children’s Program (HECP).

“The Haywood County Exceptional Children’s Program provides specially-designed instruction to children with disabilities, ages 3 though 21, so that they have a free, appropriate public education,” said Louis Perrone, co-founder of Richie’s Alliance. “And, importantly, it directly benefits families in Haywood County.”

Canceled events are:

• Monday, April 27 — Art, Dinner and Auction, presented by Jonas Gerard Fine Art and hosted by Frankie’s Italian Trattoria in Maggie Valley.

• Tuesday, April 28 — Casino Royale’ Autism Awareness Golf Tournament, presented by Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort and host sponsor Maggie Valley Club.

• Wednesday, April 29 — Richie’s Alliance for Autism ‘Taste,’ food and wine festival, presented by Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort, and hosted by Maggie Valley Club.

“Knowing that the cause helps so many and charity funds will be at a low point this year, we thank all of our donors,” Perrone said. “Without you, we could have never come so far in our mission.”

Richie’s Alliance is a 501©(3) nonprofit. For information on Richie’s Alliance for Autism, visit

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The Haywood County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Monday, June 15, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. in the Historic Courtroom of the Haywood County Historic Courthouse located at 215 N. Main Street, Waynesville, North Carolina 28786. The purpose of the hearing is to allow the public to discuss the sale of the Historic Haywood County Hospital located at 1230 N. Main Street, Waynesville, North Carolina to Landmark Asset Services, Inc. for $225,000.00. The County intends to sell the property for affordable housing for persons of low to moderate income per N.C.G.S. 153A-378. The sale of the Historic Haywood County Hospital is authorized and conducted pursuant to N.C.G.S. 160A-267. The County shall attach covenants or conditions to assure that the property will be put to public use for persons of low to moderate income. Persons wishing to be heard at the public hearing are asked to be present. The County Commissioners may adopt reasonable rules governing the conduct of the hearing including; (i) fixing the maximum time allotted to each speaker, (ii) providing for the designation of spokesmen for groups of persons supporting or opposing the same position, (iii) providing for the selection of delegates from groups of persons supporting or opposing the same positions when the number of persons wishing to attend the hearing exceeds the capacity of the hall, and (iv) providing for the maintenance of order and decorum in the conduct of the hearing.

This 1st day of June, 2020.

Tracy L. Wells, Clerk to the Board

Haywood County Board of Commissioners

No. 35453