NC ABC Commission To Offer Responsible Alcohol Seller/Server Training Classes


Course content is geared toward managers and staff of any NC business with ABC permits, but the public is also welcome to attend to learn about the state’s ABC laws and regulations.

The Responsible Alcohol Seller/Server Program (RASP) training is designed to address issues that affect businesses selling alcohol for on-premise consumption as well as off-premise consumption.


The RASP training is a free two-hour seminar that provides participants with the most current information on alcohol laws and covers techniques for detecting underage and intoxicated patrons.


September 24, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., Anthony’s Restaurant, 15 Depot Street, Bryson City

September 24, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Nantahala Brewing Outpost, 5 Grindstaff Cove Rd, Sylva

September 25, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m., Bear Waters Brewing, ,101 Park St., Canton

September 25, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Elevated Mountain Distilling Company, 3732 Soco Rd., Maggie Valle


Register on line at


The local community contact is Mark Pilon at Mountain Projects, Inc., 25 Schulman Street, Sylva. (828) 586-2345, ext. 8 or


North Carolina is one of 17 states to regulate alcohol through a control system. Since 1937, the NC ABC Commission has provided regulation and control over the sale, purchase, transportation, manufacture, consumption and possession of alcoholic beverages.


Kat Haney



Help us decorate the Valley for Fall. The Fall Days Committee has placed the order for pumpkins, corn stalks, and such for our 2019 season.

We will be delivering your order to you the week of September 16th.

If you have not yet paid for your order, p;ease mail or drop off  to the MV Chamber (PO Box 279) or to Maggie Mountaineer Crafts (PO Box 427).  Make checks payable to MAGGIE FALL DAYS.

We are also asking for donations AND VOLUNTEERS to help decorate the public areas of the Valley. Contact Sue at Maggie Mountaineer Crafts if you can volunteer. 828.734.7610

The Fall Days Committee
Sue Pendley, Jeff & Marianne Smith, Teresa Smith


Great Smoky Mountains National Park Announces Major Road Closures this Winter

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced that the main access roads into Cades Cove and Cataloochee will be closed for several months this winter for road construction projects.

The main access road into Cataloochee, Cove Creek Road, is expected to be closed from November 1 through February 29, 2020 for roadwork while the North Carolina Department of Transportation repairs a slide just outside the park along the county road. This full road closure will prevent access into Cataloochee from this main access point. The Cataloochee area will remain accessible along old Highway 284 which is a narrow, winding gravel road leading from the Big Creek area of the park into Cataloochee Valley. Weather depending, this road may be closed at any time due to snow, ice, or downed trees. This route is not recommended for low clearance vehicles or trailers. The Cataloochee Campground is expected to reopen for the 2020 season by March 26.

Read more by clicking on this link:


Small Business Administration Program Offered

Census 101: What You Need to Know

Everyone Counts. The census counts every person living in the US once, and only once, and in the right place.

It’s in the Constitution. The US Constitution mandates that everyone in the country be counted every 10 years. The first census was in 1790.

It’s about fair representation. Every 10 years, the results of the census are used to reapportion the House of Representatives, determining how many seats each state gets.

It’s about $675 billion. The distribution of more than $675 billion in federal funds, grants and support to states, counties and communities are based on census data. That money is spent on schools, hospitals, roads, public works and other vital programs.

It’s about redistricting. After each decade’s census, state officials redraw the boundaries of the congressional and state legislative districts in their states to account for population shifts.

Taking part is your civic duty. Completing the census is mandatory: it’s a way to participate in our democracy and say “I COUNT.”

Census data are being used all around you. Residents use the census to support community initiatives involving legislation, quality-of-life and consumer advocacy. Businesses use census data to decide where to build factories, offices and stores, which create jobs. Local governments use the census for public safety and emergency preparedness. Real estate developers use the census to build new hoes and revitalize old neighborhoods.

Your privacy is protected. It’s against the law for the Census Bureau to publicly release your responses in any way that could identify you or your household. By law, your responses cannot be used against you and can only be used to produce statistics.

2020 will be easier than ever. In 2020, you will be able to respond to the census online.

You can help. You are the expert — we need your ideas on the best way to make sure everyone in your community gets counted.

Find out how to help at

Maggie’s First Night

Market Square, Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Community-funded, Community-supported event
Fireworks at 11:00 pm*
Ball drop at midnight
Bounce house, DJ, dancing, games, food vendors ( family friendly event)
Get married or renew your vows with Maggie Valley’s very own Wedding Fairy godmother, Sandee Wright.

As a community member, we are looking for you to help us fund this event. With your help we will reach our $17,000 goal.

Platinum Sponsor – $1,000 (or above)
• Large Company name and logo listed on all promotional collateral and banners
• Company listing with mention of your donation on all social media & emails.
• Profuse public acknowledgment at the event

Gold Sponsor – $500 (or above)
• Medium Company name and logo listed on all promotional collateral and banners
• Company listing with mention of your donation on all social media & emails.

Silver Sponsor- $250 (or above)
• Small Company name and logo listed on all promotional collateral and banners
• Company listing with mention of your donation on all social media & emails.

Bronze Sponsor – $100 (or above)
• Company listing with mention of your donation on all social media & emails.

Friends of Maggie Valley Sponsor – Any monetary donations up to $100

Sponsorship donations can be mailed directly to:
Maggie’s First Night Committee, PO Box 850, Maggie Valley, NC, 28751 Attn : Treasurer

 Adults in the Creek Coming in September

Haywood Waterways Association will hold their annual Adults in the Creek event (formerly Leaders in the Creek) on Thursday, September 12 from 2:00 to 4:30 pm at the Canton Recreation Park. The event is open to all community leaders, business leaders, public officials, and interested citizens. The program’s purpose is to raise awareness of the values of clean water for Haywood County, including economic, health and well-being, recreational, and natural values.

Stations dedicated to fish, insects and other invertebrates, storm water, and streamside vegetation will explain how all these interconnections impact our waterways, our community and our local economy. Adults in the Creek offers participants a chance to discover what lies beneath the water’s surface, interact with fellow leaders and citizens, and understand the importance of clean water.

Participants should wear clothes that can get wet and dirty, a towel, change of clothes, and anything else for a couple hours outside (rain or shine!). Food and gear provided, though getting in the water is not required.  The event is FREE but reserve a spot by September 10 at 828-476-4667 or

Adults in the Creek is modeled after Haywood Waterway’s successful Kids in the Creek program for Haywood County 8th graders.  During the 21 years of the program, over 13,000 students have been introduced to water ecology in a fun and effective way.  Other Haywood Waterway programs include Adopt a Stream and The Plunge fundraiser. Haywood Waterways works in partnerships to assist landowners seeking solutions to stream problems. As a nationally recognized organization working in watershed protection, they have leveraged over $8.3 million for water quality improvement projects in Haywood County.

The Haywood County Chamber of Commerce, Young Professionals of Haywood County, and Maggie Valley Chamber of Commerce are co-sponsoring the event. For more information, contact Haywood Waterways at 828-476-4667 or

Vintage Trailers Coming Back to Maggie Valley

Southern Vintage Trailer Friends is hosting a Vintage Camper Show on Saturday, September 21 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. The event will be at Stonebridge Campground, 1786 Soco Road (Hwy 19) in Maggie Valley. Over 50 trailers will be on display with owners on hand to answer questions and share the trailer’s history. Tickets available at the show; $5.00 per person, kids under 12 are free; all proceeds will benefit Haywood Waterways Association’s youth education programs.

That morning Boy Scout Troop #318 will be hosting a breakfast fundraiser at the campground. Pancakes and sausage will be served from 9:00 am to 11:00 am; the cost is $5. All proceeds will benefit the troop’s scouting activities.

Southern Vintage Trailers ( was founded in 2010 to support the Southeast region’s growing vintage trailer interest. Their goal is to “support the love of vintage trailers and promote a common goal of camping together and making lasting friendships”. They organize group camping opportunities from March to November in Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama or Florida. These events are open to the public. They also host formal rallys and partner with local communities to raise funds for charity.

Haywood Waterways is a member-based, nonprofit organization dedicated to maintaining and improving surface water quality in Haywood County. They organize multiple youth education events, including Kids in the Creek, stormdrain stenciling, and stream clean-ups, among many others. More information can be found at

Chamber Office Closings

The Maggie Valley Chamber office will be closed on Friday, September 6, 13, 20 & 27. The office will be open its regular hours (9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Thursday during September.


It’s hot outside now, but it won’t be long until winter comes. The Winter Days Committee have been making plans for decorating the Valley for the winter months preparing an additional 30 sets of hand-painted skis to adorn Soco Road from mid November through February. A new edition of hand-painted snowmen will also welcome folks to the Valley!

Order forms will go out soon to order string lights and icicle lights at a discount price. The Winter Days Committee would like to see the VALLEY SHINE in the winter months!

2019 Festival Schedules


September Events

September 6 -8: Thunder in the Smokies

September 13-15: Smoky Mountain Elk Fest

September 20-21: VW’s in the Valley

September 26-28: Maggie Valley Swap Meet/Southeastern Gas & Petroleum Expo/C-10 Nationals



October  Arts & Crafts Show just around the corner!

Saturday, October 19


Sunday, October 20

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Donations are appreciated and benefit the FRIENDS of the Haywood County Animal Shelter


Maggie Valley Civic Association
2019 Calendar of Events

September 15 – Summer Band Concert, 6:30 p.m.
October 20 – Summer Band Concert, 6:30 p.m.

Covered Dish Dinner – October 1
Board Meetings –  September 27.

Outdoor Pantry Needs Supplies

Non-perishable foods: especially easy to prepare foods like cereal, mac n cheese, instant mashed potatoes, instant meals, rice and beans, noodles and sauce, also canned meat such as chicken/fish/vienna sausages, plastic fruit cups or canned fruits, and canned vegetables, soups, staples such as flour/sugar/condiments, coffee

Toiletries: toilet paper, deodorant, shampoo and conditioner, soaps and body wash, toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash, tampons and pads, chap stick, hand sanitizer
Medicinal: band aids and neosporin, OTC pain relievers such as ibuprofin/acetaminophen (Tylenol)/NSAIDs (aspirin), antihistamines (basic allergy medication), generic arthritis creams, hydrogen peroxide, q-tips

Household products: laundry detergent, dish soap, paper towels, pet food, blankets

Kids’ stuff: diapers and wipes, school supplies

Clothes: men and women’s casual, “interview worthy” clothes, kids clothes, warm jackets, hats, gloves, scarves, socks

Also, even people in financial destitution like to treat themselves and their children, so things like birthday cake and frosting and candles, toys, holiday decorations, hot chocolate, tea, lemonade, sodas, sweets, chips, crackers, perfumes and colognes, makeup

We are extremely grateful for the community’s continued support. 🙂

Thanks, friends!
Cody & Kitty Currin
Our Place Inn


1st Tuesday of Each Month

October 1, 2019
8:30 a.m.
Maggie Valley Pavilion

Elevated Mountain Distilling To Host Monthly Bluegrass Jam

Join Elevated Mountain Distilling Company the last Saturday of each month (excluding July) for a stompin’ good time with their new series: Elevated Bluegrass Jam. If you play an instrument, bring it along, and jam with some of the finest bluegrass musicians around — featuring Five Time World Champion Banjo player Raymond Fairchild. Admission is $5 and includes a sampling of their fine moonshine products (over 21 years of age). For more information call  Elevated Mountain at 828.944.0766.