HAYWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE

185 FREEDLANDER DRIVE

CLYDE, NORTH CAROLINA 28721

CONTACT: DEBBIE DAVIS OR DIANA CONARD

PHONE: 627-4521

DATE: 09-23-04

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

HCC CONTINUING EDUCATION CLASSES MOVED DUE TO RECENT FLOOD DAMAGE

The Haywood Community College Continuing Education Classroom Buildings located in Clyde on Glance Street suffered severe damage due to the recent floodings in the area. As a result, the following classes have been relocated:



Creative Writing will be held at the Regional High Technology Center.



All Spanish classes will be held at the Regional High Technology Center.



Notary will be held in building 300 of the main campus.

Classes that are still in the process of being relocated are: quilting, sewing, basket weaving, knitting, crochet, sign language, massage therapy, and plumbing license prep.

The jewelry, lapidary, and stained glass labs were totally destroyed.

Many HCC students and staff and faculty members suffered loss as well. Community colleges from across the state, as well as HCC faculty and staff members, are donating money, supplies, and other items to those at HCC that have been affected.

Anyone interested in taking a continuing education class, please call to register. All records and pre-registered information was lost in the flood. The continuing education offices are temporarily located at the Regional High Technology Center and can be reached by calling Rinda Green or Brenda Fannon at 452-1411. Fire and health offices and Basic Law Enforcement Training offices are located at the Human Resources Development building and can be reached at 627-2822.

County Health Officials, FEMA, and the NC Division of Emergency Management have inspected the Continuing Education Buildings. At the present time, all buildings have been designated as "Condemned." This does not mean the structures are scheduled for demolition. Application for federal and state relief grants has been made. Most of the contents of the buildings were destroyed. This includes equipment, supplies, and records. Steps are being taken to properly save Continuing Education records such as enrollment forms, applications, etc. ###