Briefs

The Fines Creek United Methodist Church is canceling its homecoming that was scheduled on Aug. 16, due to COVID-19 and the continuation of Phase 2.

The 2020 Friends of the Lake 5K Road Race, Walk and Fun Run originally scheduled to take place at Lake Junaluska at Easter and rescheduled for Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7, has been canceled due to COVID-19 and the restrictions on group gatherings.

Joza Ballance, a 2019 Tuscola graduate, was named to the spring 2020 dean’s list at Wake Forest University.

Help improve Haywood County’s streams by picking up trash from 9 - 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8. Everyone will be meet in the far end of the PetSmart parking lot at 321 Town Center Loop in Waynesville.

On Saturday, Drugs in our Midst, the Pigeon Multicultural Center and N.C. Harm Reduction Coalition will be going door to door in the Pigeon and Ninevah communities to hand out Narcan kits.

The Haywood County Board of Commissioners will participate in the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners District Meeting, to be held virtually on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.