Town of Hayesville, NC

Town of Hayesville, NC

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New Mayor Joe Slaton being swo rn in by Judge Willis Whichard. Joe ’s wife, Wendy, held his Bible.
Plea se come by Town Hall Monday, Wednesd ay or Friday and meet Mayor J oe.
It is with great sadness th at we report the unexpected and untime ly passing of our Town Clerk, Sus an Morgan. Please join us in praye rs for her husband and two daughte rs.
The Town of Hayesville is EXTENDI NG the deadline for the vaccine appreciati on program for town residents aged 5 to 18. Becau se eligibility for vaccines for children w as delayed, the Town is extending t he deadline for the program to Februa ry 1, 2022 for those aged 5 to 18. Pro of of vaccination status must be present ed in Town Hall by this date.

T he Town is offering $100 from A RP Funds to fully vaccinated people w ho live within the Town of Hayesvil le city limits as appreciation for yo ur efforts to keep our community as healt hy as possible. Each vaccinated member of eligib le households may receive $100. Proof of to wn residence address and vaccination records a re required. If you are not su re if you live in the ci ty limits, you may call Town Ha ll at 828-389-1862 between 9:00 a.m. a nd 1:00 p.m. MWF. To receive th is offer, adults must be fully vaccinat ed and apply for the $100 by D ec. 1, 2021.
www.townofhayesville.com has added new information a nd new features. For example a m ap showing the town limits and t he zoning designations is available under t he heading of "Zoning". Town Ordinances a re on line. Applications for Zoning Complian ce or Sign Permit are among downloadab le forms on the website.
Check it out !!!
Joe Slaton (middle) filed for May or of Hayesville today. Lauren Tiger a nd Harry Baughn filed for Town Counc il. Austin Hedden to file later f or Council.
Check out our new website www.townofhayesville.com
Please check out our new website
Www.townofhayesville.com
Town of Hayesville seeking PT cleani ng of Public Restrooms Call 828-389-1862 or [email protected]
Huge Community
Yard Sale
Around Town Square
8
am to 1 pm
Saturday, 15th
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From the Asheville Citizen Times
By Bi ll McGoun

Clay County is not the so rt of place you find on yo ur way to somewhere else. You ha ve to be headed to Clay to g et there. It’s worth the trip.

Clay is nestl ed on the Georgia border between Mac on and Cherokee counties on the highw ay, U.S. 64, that connects Franklin a nd Murphy. But most through traffic in t he far west use U.S. 74. Wh en going to visit my daughters in Tex as, I take 74 through Andrews a nd Murphy, bypassing Clay and its coun ty seat, Hayesville.

At 214 square miles, Cl ay is 98th among North Carolina’s counti es in size. At 11,500 people, it ran ks 93rd. But its growth rate of near ly 8% since 2010 outstrips Cherokee, Grah am and Swain counties.

At first glance, Hayesvil le looks like as typical small Southe rn town. The 1886 courthouse sits on i ts own block surrounded on three sid es by grass. The closest thing to a traff ic light is a flasher on o ne corner. Various businesses flank the squa re on all sides, including Rob Tiger ’s ice-cream shop and emporium.

First looks c an be deceiving. County offices have be en moved to a series of n ew buildings on the west side of to wn. The courthouse is being repurposed as a communi ty center and museum. The old courtro om already is popular for weddings, wi th the groom entering via the judge ’s staircase and the bride from wh at perhaps was a witness waiting room.

As with other mountain counties, Clay’s grow th comes largely from transplanted Floridians. T he median property value of $165,900, compar ed to $277,500 for Florida (including low-co st rural counties) is one obvious incenti ve. With outsiders come outside influences to ble nd with the mountain traditions.

Consider dining. My lun ch Tuesday was an asparagus, mushroom a nd feta quiche at Epic Catering a nd Eatery on the south side. Downto wn, the Copper Door offers gourmet mea ls. There are pizzas and Mexican fa re, along with the usual fast-food offerin gs. There were even two brewpubs befo re the coronavirus hit.

As for things to do, consider the list rattled off by P am Roman, executive director of the Cl ay County Chamber of Commerce: biking a nd hiking, conferences and retreats at t he Hinton Rural Life Center, history recount ed at the Cherokee Homestead Exhibit a nd the Old Jail Museum, water activiti es on Lake Chatuge.

David Goldhagen, whose gla ss artwork is reminiscent of Dale Chihuly ’s, welcomes visitors to his gallery a nd studio. The Peacock Performing Arts Cent er is the equal of that in ma ny a larger city (Hayesville has few er than 500 residents). There are class es and activities galore at the Jo hn C. Campbell Folk School, just acro ss the county line at Brasstown.

And the re are special events. The Festival on t he Square, at the old courthouse, wi ll resume this July after a ye ar off because of the pandemic. The re also are weekly Friday concerts on t he square that can draw up to 1,0 00 people.

If flying pumpkins are your thi ng, there is the Pumpkin Chunkin ea ch October. And, if the animal righ ts folks don’t get their way, the re will be the possum drop at Brassto wn on New Year’s Eve.

Clay County w as home to Cherokee Indians for millenn ia and was one of the starti ng points for the Trail of Tea rs migration to Oklahoma in 1838. T he present county was created from a chu nk of Cherokee County and a sliv er of Macon County in 1861.

It is nam ed for statesman Henry Clay. Its se at is named for George Hayes, a sta te legislator from Cherokee County who champion ed creation of Clay. Residents in t he eastern end of the county complain ed about the long journey to t he county seat in Murphy.

That was th en. Today it takes about 20 minut es, which is good because Clay residen ts have to go to Murphy f or most major shopping. Hayesville does ha ve an Ingle’s, but the closest Walma rt or Sears is in Murphy.

Tuesday w as my third trip to Hayesville. It won ’t be my last.

This is the opini on of Bill McGoun, a contributing edit or on the Citizen Times Editorial Boa rd. He lives in Bryson City

Hayesville, NC has a beautiful downto wn area with its friendly atmosphe re, historic courthouse squa

Operating as usual

06/07/2022

Coming up this Saturday on t he Square! 11-3pm!

06/06/2022

A HUGE thank you to Kel li Graves Photography for capturing amazing pi cs of this year's graduation! Cli ck the link to view the pho to gallery and download images for fr ee. https://kelligphotography.pixieset.com/hhs2022graduation/

Photos from Town of Hayesville, NC 's post 06/04/2022

Car-B-Cue around the Square today in beautif ul downtown Hayesville.

05/27/2022

Happy Birthday to our Zoning Administrat or, Ron Wallace!!!!

Photos from Town of Hayesville, NC 's post 05/14/2022

Mayors yard sale today on t he Square in beautiful downtown Hayesville

05/13/2022

Downtown Hayesville is the Pot of Go ld at the end of this beautif ul double rainbow!
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Photos from Clay County Communities Revitalizati on Association's post 04/30/2022

Photos from Clay County Communities Revitalizati on Association's post

04/04/2022
04/01/2022
Kolbe Ashe leads Hayesville state championsh ip comeback win vs. Chatham Charter 03/13/2022

Kolbe Ashe leads Hayesville state championsh ip comeback win vs. Chatham Charter

Kolbe Ashe leads Hayesville state championsh ip comeback win vs. Chatham Charter The Yellow Jackets' senior point gua rd scored 24 points after the thi rd quarter, willing the team to i ts second state championship in program histo ry.

03/11/2022

Congratulations to our Hayesviile Yellow Jackets !!! We are cheering you on a ll the way!!!!!

03/11/2022

See you on the Square at 10: 30! Let’s go Jackets!!! 🐝🏀🐝🏀🐝

03/09/2022

Join us Friday 3/11 around t he square to cheer on the 🐝JACKET S🐝 as they head to Raleigh to pl ay in the State Championship!

03/05/2022

Town of Hayesville says “Go Yellowjackets ”!!

www.claycountyprogress.com 12/18/2021

www.claycountyprogress.com

New Mayor Joe Slaton being swo rn in by Judge Willis Whichard. Joe ’s wife, Wendy, held his Bible.
Plea se come by Town Hall Monday, Wednesd ay or Friday and meet Mayor J oe.

www.claycountyprogress.com

12/01/2021

It is with great sadness th at we report the unexpected and untime ly passing of our Town Clerk, Sus an Morgan. Please join us in praye rs for her husband and two daughte rs.

11/26/2021

Today!!!! Come to Downtown Hayesvil le and include the @thebealcenter in yo ur day! Made in the Mountai ns Sale with local crafters and vendo rs from 10-6!
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11/17/2021

The Town of Hayesville is EXTENDI NG the deadline for the vaccine appreciati on program for town residents aged 5 to 18. Becau se eligibility for vaccines for children w as delayed, the Town is extending t he deadline for the program to Februa ry 1, 2022 for those aged 5 to 18. Pro of of vaccination status must be present ed in Town Hall by this date.

T he Town is offering $100 from A RP Funds to fully vaccinated people w ho live within the Town of Hayesvil le city limits as appreciation for yo ur efforts to keep our community as healt hy as possible. Each vaccinated member of eligib le households may receive $100. Proof of to wn residence address and vaccination records a re required. If you are not su re if you live in the ci ty limits, you may call Town Ha ll at 828-389-1862 between 9:00 a.m. a nd 1:00 p.m. MWF. To receive th is offer, adults must be fully vaccinat ed and apply for the $100 by D ec. 1, 2021.

10/27/2021

www.townofhayesville.com has added new information a nd new features. For example a m ap showing the town limits and t he zoning designations is available under t he heading of "Zoning". Town Ordinances a re on line. Applications for Zoning Complian ce or Sign Permit are among downloadab le forms on the website.
Check it out !!!

07/03/2021

Joe Slaton (middle) filed for May or of Hayesville today. Lauren Tiger a nd Harry Baughn filed for Town Counc il. Austin Hedden to file later f or Council.

HOME | Town of Hayesville 06/09/2021

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Check out our new website www.townofhayesville.com

HOME | Town of Hayesville May 17Public Hearings will be he ld on 6/14/21At 6:10 p.m., Zoning Ordinan ce Changes TOWN INITIATIVE AMENDMENT: Proposal to bri ng the Town 35 foot Building Heig ht maximum in line with...

HOME | Town of Hayesville 06/09/2021

HOME | Town of Hayesville

Please check out our new website
Www.townofhayesville.com

HOME | Town of Hayesville May 17Public Hearings will be he ld on 6/14/21At 6:10 p.m., Zoning Ordinan ce Changes TOWN INITIATIVE AMENDMENT: Proposal to bri ng the Town 35 foot Building Heig ht maximum in line with...

05/18/2021

Town of Hayesville seeking PT cleani ng of Public Restrooms Call 828-389-1862 or [email protected]

05/15/2021

Huge Community
Yard Sale
Around Town Square
8
am to 1 pm
Saturday, 15th

North Carolina Broadband Survey | Broadba nd Infrastructure Office 04/30/2021

North Carolina Broadband Survey | Broadba nd Infrastructure Office

If you are in North Caroli na, please read and give your input:

N .C. Department of Information Technology's Broadband Infrastructu re Office, (BIO) needs residents and businesses—bo th those who do and do n ot have internet service to do t he following:
• Complete the North Carolina Broadba nd Survey to let BIO know abo ut the availability and quality of the ir internet service. The survey tak es only about 5 minutes to comple te and is available in both Engli sh and Spanish. N.C. Department of Informati on Technology's Broadband Infrastructure Office. BIO nee ds both those who and do n ot have internet access at their locati on to take the survey. Those witho ut internet service can do it by phone.
Take the optional internet speed te st. This will allow BIO to conne ct survey data with broadband speed information

https://www.ncbroadband.gov/broadband-nc/north-carolina-broadband-survey

North Carolina Broadband Survey | Broadba nd Infrastructure Office Participate in the North Carolina Broadba nd Survey designed to gather information on plac es in the state without adequate intern et access and speeds.

04/10/2021

From the Asheville Citizen Times
By Bi ll McGoun

Clay County is not the so rt of place you find on yo ur way to somewhere else. You ha ve to be headed to Clay to g et there. It’s worth the trip.

Clay is nestl ed on the Georgia border between Mac on and Cherokee counties on the highw ay, U.S. 64, that connects Franklin a nd Murphy. But most through traffic in t he far west use U.S. 74. Wh en going to visit my daughters in Tex as, I take 74 through Andrews a nd Murphy, bypassing Clay and its coun ty seat, Hayesville.

At 214 square miles, Cl ay is 98th among North Carolina’s counti es in size. At 11,500 people, it ran ks 93rd. But its growth rate of near ly 8% since 2010 outstrips Cherokee, Grah am and Swain counties.

At first glance, Hayesvil le looks like as typical small Southe rn town. The 1886 courthouse sits on i ts own block surrounded on three sid es by grass. The closest thing to a traff ic light is a flasher on o ne corner. Various businesses flank the squa re on all sides, including Rob Tiger ’s ice-cream shop and emporium.

First looks c an be deceiving. County offices have be en moved to a series of n ew buildings on the west side of to wn. The courthouse is being repurposed as a communi ty center and museum. The old courtro om already is popular for weddings, wi th the groom entering via the judge ’s staircase and the bride from wh at perhaps was a witness waiting room.

As with other mountain counties, Clay’s grow th comes largely from transplanted Floridians. T he median property value of $165,900, compar ed to $277,500 for Florida (including low-co st rural counties) is one obvious incenti ve. With outsiders come outside influences to ble nd with the mountain traditions.

Consider dining. My lun ch Tuesday was an asparagus, mushroom a nd feta quiche at Epic Catering a nd Eatery on the south side. Downto wn, the Copper Door offers gourmet mea ls. There are pizzas and Mexican fa re, along with the usual fast-food offerin gs. There were even two brewpubs befo re the coronavirus hit.

As for things to do, consider the list rattled off by P am Roman, executive director of the Cl ay County Chamber of Commerce: biking a nd hiking, conferences and retreats at t he Hinton Rural Life Center, history recount ed at the Cherokee Homestead Exhibit a nd the Old Jail Museum, water activiti es on Lake Chatuge.

David Goldhagen, whose gla ss artwork is reminiscent of Dale Chihuly ’s, welcomes visitors to his gallery a nd studio. The Peacock Performing Arts Cent er is the equal of that in ma ny a larger city (Hayesville has few er than 500 residents). There are class es and activities galore at the Jo hn C. Campbell Folk School, just acro ss the county line at Brasstown.

And the re are special events. The Festival on t he Square, at the old courthouse, wi ll resume this July after a ye ar off because of the pandemic. The re also are weekly Friday concerts on t he square that can draw up to 1,0 00 people.

If flying pumpkins are your thi ng, there is the Pumpkin Chunkin ea ch October. And, if the animal righ ts folks don’t get their way, the re will be the possum drop at Brassto wn on New Year’s Eve.

Clay County w as home to Cherokee Indians for millenn ia and was one of the starti ng points for the Trail of Tea rs migration to Oklahoma in 1838. T he present county was created from a chu nk of Cherokee County and a sliv er of Macon County in 1861.

It is nam ed for statesman Henry Clay. Its se at is named for George Hayes, a sta te legislator from Cherokee County who champion ed creation of Clay. Residents in t he eastern end of the county complain ed about the long journey to t he county seat in Murphy.

That was th en. Today it takes about 20 minut es, which is good because Clay residen ts have to go to Murphy f or most major shopping. Hayesville does ha ve an Ingle’s, but the closest Walma rt or Sears is in Murphy.

Tuesday w as my third trip to Hayesville. It won ’t be my last.

This is the opini on of Bill McGoun, a contributing edit or on the Citizen Times Editorial Boa rd. He lives in Bryson City

12/25/2020

Merry Christmas from the Town of Hayesvil le

10/18/2020

See the contest (below) on lar ge decorated pumpkins by businesses in Hayesvil le. Vote by “Liking” your favorite. May be you might consider the Town ent ry of the Mayor who is “n ot just another stuffed shirt”

See 100 lb pumpkins on displ ay in Hayesville NC through Nov 1. Vo te for your favorites with a Li ke or at the Chamber. Li ke our page to keep updated on t he contest. More pumpkins comi ng soon. List of all entran ts in at punkinchunkinNC.com.


08/19/2020

Currently, North Carolina is severely undercount ed in the 2020 Census. We a re on track to lost $74 billi on in federal funding over the ne xt decade. These are our tax dollars--ha rd earned and rightfully ours--and this fundi ng is critical. The only way to acce ss that money is to be ful ly counted.
Here's what it will affect:
• Roa ds and transportation
• Early education
• Senior services
Veterans services
• Infrastructure that supports loc al businesses
• Rural development
• Emergency services
• Milita ry resources
• Parks and recreation programs
Specifically f or Clay County if we are ful ly funded by the government based on o ur census numbers, it will mean $1,8 23 to the county for every pers on. Multiply that by 10,000 people in o ur county = $18.2 million dollars p er year to fund the above li st. But it all depends on everyo ne taking 5 minutes to fill o ut their census form..... Free Federal mon ey or possible higher local taxes. Up to y ou!

08/03/2020
07/31/2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
30 JULY 2020
A
Clay County resident, and employee of Chatu ge Golf Course, has tested positive f or COVID-19.
An asymptomatic Clay County reside nt that was working during July 28- 29, 2020 at the Chatuge Golf Cour se in Clay County has tested positi ve for COVID-19 at an out of sta te hospital. This individual is in isolati on in Clay County, and is doi ng well. A known contacts list is bei ng formulated, but due to the quanti ty of potential contacts it is advis ed that if you went into t he establishment during the dates above a nd had contact with anyone less th an 6 feet from you for 15 minut es or longer, you quarantine yourself a nd monitor for symptoms of illness f or 10 days from the date of potenti al exposure. You may also contact us he re at the Clay County Health Departme nt to initiate testing protocol. Golf cour se staff have been working diligently wi th a licensed cleaning company to ma ke sure all areas are disinfected a nd sanitized. They have been working close ly with our staff to ensure the ir patrons are as safe as possib le and are preventing the spread of th is virus.
If you become si ck during this time, you should isola te yourself and your household in an effo rt to stop the spread of th is virus. Persons should remain isolated wh en sick until the following criteria a re met:
• At least 24 hours ha ve passed since recovery defined as resoluti on of fever without the use of fever-reduci ng medications and improvement in respiratory sympto ms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath), AND
At least 10 days have pass ed since symptoms first appeared.
If household or clo se contacts become sick during the 10 d ay monitoring period, it is advised th at they then isolate until the criter ia for discontinuation of isolation (listed abo ve) are met.
If you become sick wi th a respiratory type illness and a re in one of the following categori es, please contact the Clay County Heal th Department at 828-389-8052 to speak to a provid er to determine if you need to be tested:
Healthcare worker
• 65 years and older
Underlying health conditions such as chron ic lung disease or moderate to seve re asthma; serious heart conditions; people wi th weakened immune systems, severe obesity, diabet es, chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis, liv er disease.
• First Responder
• Essential worker
Stephanie Johns on, MPH, MBA
Clay County Public Health Direct or

05/11/2020

Just installed today, Monday, on t he Town Square. Come and see a nd take a selfie by your pho to.

05/05/2020

As of Friday, May 8, Govern or Cooper is opening all retail stor es subject to 50% store capacity at o ne time and certain cleaning procedures.

D ay care can reopen. Personal grooming sti ll closed. Restaurants still limited to ta ke out only.

Gatherings still limited to 10 peop le with an exception that churches c an meet outside only with social distanci ng enforced.

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Right now we all have up da ys and down days. Try not to stre ss over the down days. As “Fluff y” says, you are still loved! Rememb er that

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04/16/2020

Iris, Tulips and more little flowe rs survived last nights frost at To wn Hall.

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Hayesville Drum Circle
Festival on the Square all d ay Saturday and Sunday. Already started wi th these siblings

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1 Main St.
Hayesville, NC
28904

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Monday 9am - 1pm
Wednesday 9am - 1pm
Friday 9am - 1pm

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Clay County Board of Elections Clay County Board of Elections
54 W Church St
Hayesville, 28904

Clay County Health Department Clay County Health Department
345 Courthouse Drive
Hayesville, 28904

CCHD houses a primary care clinic, dental clinic, and other general public services. Many of our ser

Shooting Creek VFRD Shooting Creek VFRD
18 Eagle Fork Rd
Hayesville, 28904

Shooting Creek Fire & Rescue, serving the Shooting Creek community since 1987 with fire, medical res

Clay County Transportation Clay County Transportation
391 Courthouse Drive
Hayesville, 28904

Clay County Transportation's mission is to provide safe, reliable, and affordable transportation to