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Toys for Tots – Toy Run 2010

Toys for Tots – Toy Run 2010

We just happen to be near Hwy. 19/23 and can hear and see the Toys for Tots Toy run.  Here are a few photos of the start of the run.  Thank you to all that participated!  We really appreciate the effort and look forward to next year.

Haywood Community College Arboretum in Clyde, North Carolina

Haywood Community College Arboretum in Clyde, North Carolina

Haywood Community College Arboretum (83 acres) is an arboretum located across the campus of Haywood Community College. The arboretum was laid out by Asheville landscape architect Doan Ogden for industrialist A. L. Freedlander, who donated the college's initial funding provided that the site's oak forest be preserved. An early inventory recorded 880 trees including 22 native species, many averaging 100 years old. Since then the arboretum staff has added a further 87 species of trees, shrubs, and ground covers. Arboretum features include a rhododendron garden (1 acre) containing 75 varieties of rhododendron, conifers, dahlia garden featuring over 250 varieties, fruit […]

The Shook House in Clyde, North Carolina

The Shook House in Clyde, North Carolina

History and old stories tell us, that sometime around 1795, Jacob Shook built a three-story cabin known as the Shook-Smathers House in Clyde, North Carolina. ¬† Some say is the oldest standing frame built house in Western North Carolina. ¬† Shook was part of a Revolutionary War expedition against the Cherokee allegedly to stop them from siding with the British.¬† After the war, many men on the expedition came back and settled the formerly Cherokee territory. According to Shook family history, Shook may not have had to purchase the land. Haywood County at that time was in a contested territory […]

Clyde, North Carolina

Clyde, North Carolina

Clyde was once an important holding area and loading point for shipping livestock to more populous areas of the country. The small, friendly town later evolved into a “bedroom” community for people who work outside the area. How will you know when you‚Äôre in middle of Clyde? Just look for the ‚Äúbig gun‚Äù. Haywood County’s only institution of higher education is Haywood Community College, a two-year college located in Clyde.¬† Be sure and visit the Haywood Community College Arboretum when you can.¬† The arboretum features include a rhododendron garden (1 acre) containing 75 varieties of rhododendron, conifers, dahlia garden featuring […]