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Published Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 10:14 am

Basketball Summer Camp Scholarships Available for Middle School Students

Each year, Blue Ridge Energy offers rising sixth- through eighth-grade students the chance to win a full scholarship to one of North Carolina’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives’ all-expense-paid summer basketball camps at UNC-Chapel Hill and N.C. State University.

Young men can apply for the June 17-21 Roy Williams Carolina Basketball Camp at UNC-Chapel Hill. Young ladies can apply to attend the June 11-14 Wolfpack Women’s Basketball Camp at N.C. State University in Raleigh. 

Students who are selected will join around 50 other rising sixth through eighth graders from across the state at the basketball camps.

 Since 2003, Blue Ridge Energy has sponsored several dozen scholarships that have helped young athletes develop fundamental skills and improve athletic performance. The camps also demonstrate one of the cooperative’s core values: commitment to community.

 The deadline for applications is March 31. Applicants will be judged on their academics, extra-curricular activities and accompanying essay. Students can pick up an application from their school’s physical education teacher or download an application at www.ncelectriccooperatives.com/community/sportscamps.htm.

 For general information, contact Grey Scheer, director of community relations, Blue Ridge Energy, at (828) 759-8994 or[email protected].

 Blue Ridge Energy serves some 74,000 members in Caldwell, Watauga, Ashe, Alleghany, Wilkes, Avery and Alexander counties.

High Country Economic Kickoff Breakfast Jan. 24

2017 High Country

Economic Kickoff Breakfast

Please join the Blowing Rock and Boone Area Chambers of Commerce for the High Country Economic Kickoff Breakfast!

Dr. Harry Davis, Professor of Banking and Economist for the North Carolina Banking Association will provide the keynote address as he delivers his 2017 Economic Forecast.  

Dr. Harry Davis

When & Where?

Tuesday, January 24th

7:30 am – 9:00 am

Appalachian Ski Mountain

Snowcloud Room

940 Ski Mountain Road

Blowing Rock

Cost: $10 per person

Winter Storm Furthers Severe Red Cross Blood Shortage

Blood and platelet donors needed now

 

GREENSBORO, N.C. (Jan. 9, 2017) — The American Red Cross is urging eligible donors to give blood or platelets following the winter storm, which has compounded a severe winter blood shortage.  

 

Snow and icy roads forced 33 blood drives to cancel throughout the Carolinas, causing nearly 1,200 donations to go uncollected. Last month, nearly 100 blood drives were forced to cancel across the country due to severe weather, resulting in more than 3,100 blood donations going uncollected. Overall, hectic holiday schedules for many regular blood donors and weather contributed to about 37,000 fewer donations in November and December than what was needed.

 

“The need for blood doesn’t pause for severe weather – it’s constant,” said Nick Gehrig, communications director, Red Cross Blood Services. “Right now, blood and platelet donations are being distributed to hospitals faster than they are coming in. Eligible donors of all blood types are critically needed.”

 

How to help

Find a blood donation opportunity and schedule an appointment to donate by using the free Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). The Red Cross is extending hours at many donation sites for more donors to give blood or platelets. Overall, the Red Cross has added nearly 200 hours to blood donation centers and community blood drives across the country over the next few weeks. Donation appointments and completion of a RapidPass online health history questionnaire are encouraged to help speed up the donation process.

 

Who blood donations help

Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. Accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and patients receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer or sickle cell disease may all require blood to save their lives.

 

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

 

Alleghany

 

Sparta

1/23/2017: 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., Sparta United Methodist Church, 190 N. Main St.

1/30/2017: 8:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m., Alleghany High School, 404 Trojan Ave

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Ashe

 

Jefferson

1/19/2017: 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Jefferson UMC, 115 East Main Street

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Davidson

 

Lexington

1/10/2017: 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Davidson County Community College Rittling Conference Center, 297 DCCC Road

1/16/2017: 2 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., First Lutheran Church, 320 South State Street

1/17/2017: 3 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Meadowview Presbyterian Church, 1 Grace Way Drive

 

Thomasville

1/18/2017: 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center, 207 Old Lexington Road

1/19/2017: 1:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., Memorial United Methodist Church, 101 Randolph Street

1/22/2017: 11:45 a.m. – 4:15 p.m., Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church, 6516 Old Greensboro Road

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Davie

 

Mocksville

1/25/2017: 2 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Davie County Library, 371 North Main Street

1/31/2017: 2 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Pinebrook Elementary School, 477 Pinebrook School Road

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Forsyth

 

Clemmons

1/11/2017: 2 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Clemmons Moravian Church, 3535 Spangenberg Ave

1/12/2017: 2:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., Clemmons Presbyterian Church, 3930 Clemmons Road

 

Kernersville

1/27/2017: 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., East Forsyth High School, 2500 West Mountain Street

 

Lewisville

1/14/2017: 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Shallowford Presbyterian, 1200 Lewisville Clemmons Rd.

 

Winston Salem

1/9/2017: 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Winston Salem Blood Donation Center, 650 Coliseum Drive

1/10/2017: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Winston Salem Blood Donation Center, 650 Coliseum Drive

1/11/2017: 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, 575 N. Patterson Avenue

1/11/2017: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Winston Salem Blood Donation Center, 650 Coliseum Drive

1/11/2017: 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., University North Carolina School of the Arts, 1533 S. Main St.

1/11/2017: 12:30 p.m. – 5 p.m., Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, 575 N. Patterson Avenue

1/12/2017: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Winston Salem Blood Donation Center, 650 Coliseum Drive

1/13/2017: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Winston Salem Blood Donation Center, 650 Coliseum Drive

1/15/2017: 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., Winston Salem Blood Donation Center, 650 Coliseum Drive

1/16/2017: 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Winston Salem Blood Donation Center, 650 Coliseum Drive

1/17/2017: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Winston Salem Blood Donation Center, 650 Coliseum Drive

1/18/2017: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Winston Salem Blood Donation Center, 650 Coliseum Drive

1/18/2017: 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Friedberg Family Medicine, 5010 Peters Creek Parkway

1/19/2017: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Winston Salem Blood Donation Center, 650 Coliseum Drive

1/20/2017: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Winston Salem Blood Donation Center, 650 Coliseum Drive

1/22/2017: 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., Winston Salem Blood Donation Center, 650 Coliseum Drive

1/23/2017: 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Winston Salem Blood Donation Center, 650 Coliseum Drive

1/24/2017: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Winston Salem Blood Donation Center, 650 Coliseum Drive

1/25/2017: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Winston Salem Blood Donation Center, 650 Coliseum Drive

1/26/2017: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Winston Salem Blood Donation Center, 650 Coliseum Drive

1/27/2017: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Winston Salem Blood Donation Center, 650 Coliseum Drive

1/29/2017: 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., Winston Salem Blood Donation Center, 650 Coliseum Drive

1/30/2017: 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Winston Salem Blood Donation Center, 650 Coliseum Drive

1/30/2017: 3 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Griffith Fire Department, 5190 Peters Creek Parkway

1/31/2017: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Winston Salem Blood Donation Center, 650 Coliseum Drive

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Guilford

 

Archdale

1/12/2017: 2 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Trindale Community Church, 5934 Surrett Drive

 

Greensboro

1/9/2017: 2 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Greensboro Blood Donation Center, 1501 Yanceyville Street

1/10/2017: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Greensboro Blood Donation Center, 1501 Yanceyville Street

1/10/2017: 2 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Lincoln Green Apartments, 2205 New Garden Road

1/10/2017: 3:30 p.m. – 8 p.m., Rehobeth United Methodist Church, 4475 Rehobeth Church Road

1/11/2017: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Greensboro Blood Donation Center, 1501 Yanceyville Street

1/11/2017: 2:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., Greek Orthodox Church, 800 Westridge Road

1/12/2017: 12:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Greensboro Blood Donation Center, 1501 Yanceyville Street

1/13/2017: 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Human Resources Bldg., 1020 East Wendover Ave., Suite 101

1/13/2017: 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Human Resources Bldg., 1020 Wendover Ave., Suite 101

1/13/2017: 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Greensboro Blood Donation Center, 1501 Yanceyville Street

1/14/2017: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Greensboro Blood Donation Center, 1501 Yanceyville Street

1/16/2017: 2 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Greensboro Blood Donation Center, 1501 Yanceyville Street

1/17/2017: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Greensboro Blood Donation Center, 1501 Yanceyville Street

1/17/2017: 2 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Lutheran Church of Our Father, 3304 Groometown Road

1/18/2017: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Greensboro Blood Donation Center, 1501 Yanceyville Street

1/19/2017: 12 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Sebastian Villages, 1402 E. Washington Street

1/19/2017: 12:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Greensboro Blood Donation Center, 1501 Yanceyville Street

1/20/2017: 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Greensboro Blood Donation Center, 1501 Yanceyville Street

1/20/2017: 2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Linville Hall, 700 S Holden Rd

1/21/2017: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Greensboro Blood Donation Center, 1501 Yanceyville Street

1/22/2017: 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Christ United Methodist Church, 410 Holden Road

1/23/2017: 2 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Greensboro Blood Donation Center, 1501 Yanceyville Street

1/24/2017: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Greensboro Blood Donation Center, 1501 Yanceyville Street

1/25/2017: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Greensboro Blood Donation Center, 1501 Yanceyville Street

1/26/2017: 12 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Duke Energy, 2500 Fairfax Road

1/26/2017: 12:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Greensboro Blood Donation Center, 1501 Yanceyville Street

1/26/2017: 2:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., Guilford College United Methodist Church, 1205 Fleming Road

1/27/2017: 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Greensboro Blood Donation Center, 1501 Yanceyville Street

1/28/2017: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Greensboro Blood Donation Center, 1501 Yanceyville Street

1/30/2017: 2 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Greensboro Blood Donation Center, 1501 Yanceyville Street

1/31/2017: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Greensboro Blood Donation Center, 1501 Yanceyville Street

 

High Point

1/9/2017: 2:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., Tabernacle Baptist Church, 3929 Johnson Street

1/13/2017: 7 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., High Point Regional UNC Health Care, 601 N. Elm Street

1/13/2017: 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., High Point Regional UNC Health Care, 601 N. Elm Street

1/14/2017: 7 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Williams Memorial CME Church, 3400 Triangle Lake Road

1/18/2017: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., High Point University, 833 Montlieu Ave

1/25/2017: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Wesleyan Christian Academy, 1971 N. Centennial Ave

1/28/2017: 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 918 N. Main Street

1/31/2017: 1:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., Covenant Church United Methodist, 1526 Skeet Club Road

 

Jamestown

1/9/2017: 2:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., Bales Wesleyan Church, 1001 Bales Chapel Road

1/18/2017: 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., Guilford Tech Community College Medlin Center, 601 East Main Street, PO Box 309

1/19/2017: 2 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Gate City Baptist Church, 5250 Hilltop Road

 

Stokesdale

1/10/2017: 2:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., Stokesdale United Methodist Church, 8305 Loyola Dr

 

Summerfield

1/23/2017: 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Community Lutheran Church, 4960 US Hwy. 220 N

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Rockingham

 

Eden

1/20/2017: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 130 Main St

 

Madison

1/9/2017: 3 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Madison United Methodist Church, 110 West Academy Street

 

Reidsville

1/17/2017: 2 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Holy Infant Catholic Church, 1042 Freeway Dr.

1/21/2017: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Woodmont United Methodist Church, 1926 Richardson Street

 

Stoneville

1/9/2017: 2 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Vera Holland Center, 203 East Main Street

 

Wentworth

1/31/2017: 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Wentworth School Wentworth, 8806 NC Hwy 87

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Rowan

 

China Grove

1/30/2017: 12:30 p.m. – 5 p.m., Rite Aid, 508 Highway 29 N

 

Mount Ulla

1/29/2017: 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Millbridge Ruritan, 490 Sloan Road

 

Salisbury

1/13/2017: 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Genesis Healthcare, 710 Julian Road

1/15/2017: 12 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Christiana Lutheran Church, 6190 Hwy 52

1/15/2017: 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Bethel Lutheran Church-Salisbury, 355 East Ridge Road

1/27/2017: 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Rowan County Rescue Squad, 1140 Julian Road

1/31/2017: 2:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., Stallings Memorial Baptist-Salisbury, 817 S. Main Street

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Stokes

 

King

1/12/2017: 1:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., YMCA of Northwest North Carolina, 105 Moore Rd

 

Lawsonville

1/28/2017: 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Lawsonville Ruritan Club, 4589 NC 8 Hwy N

 

Walnut Cove

1/13/2017: 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Stokes Early College, 1165 Dodgetown Road

1/25/2017: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., South Stokes High School, 1100 South Stokes High Drive

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Surry

 

Dobson

1/26/2017: 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Dobson Elementary School, 400 West Atkins Street

 

Elkin

1/16/2017: 1:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., Elkin Rescue Squad, 946 North Bridge Street

 

Lowgap

1/26/2017: 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Cedar Ridge Elementary School, 734 Flippin Road

 

Mount Airy

1/12/2017: 2 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Grace Moravian Church, 1401 North Main Street

1/15/2017: 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Calvary Baptist Church, 314 South Franklin Road

1/28/2017: 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., You Better Run, 958 North Main Street

1/30/2017: 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., White Plains Elementary, 710 Cadle Ford Rd

 

Pilot Mountain

1/23/2017: 12 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Pilot Mountain First United Methodist Church, 210 Marion Street

 

Pinnacle

1/19/2017: 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Shoals Elementary School, 1800 Shoals Road

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Watauga

 

Blowing Rock

1/17/2017: 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1218 Main Street

 

Boone

1/10/2017: 2 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Blue Ridge EMC, 2491 US HWY 421 S

1/12/2017: 2 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 131 Big Valley Street

1/20/2017: 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Appalachian State University, 231 Plemmons Student Union, ASU

1/26/2017: 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., Caldwell Community College, CCC, 372 Community College Road

1/30/2017: 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Chili’s, 1934 Blowing Rock Rd.

1/30/2017: 2 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Boone UMC, 471 New Market Blvd

 

Sugar Grove

1/20/2017: 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Valle Crucis Elementary School, 2998 Broadstone Road

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Wilkes

 

Hays

1/21/2017: 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., Bethel Baptist Church Hays, 3656 Mountain View Road, PO Box 679

 

Ronda

1/12/2017: 2:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., East Wilkes Middle School, 2201 Macedonia Church Road

1/26/2017: 3 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Temple Hill United Methodist Church, 1192 Somers Road

 

Wilkesboro

1/25/2017: 2:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., Sweet Frog – Wilkesboro, 1510-D Winkler Mill Road Ext.

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Yadkin

 

Boonville

1/27/2017: 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Boonville Elementary School, 232 East Main Street

 

East Bend

1/10/2017: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Forbush Elementary School Gym, 1400 Bloomtown Rd

 

Yadkinville

1/13/2017: 12:30 p.m. – 5 p.m., Yadkinville UMC, 204 West Main Street

1/18/2017: 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Yadkin Center, 4649 Hwy 601

 

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

 

Winterfest Cork and Canvas at BRAHM Jan. 27-28

Friday, Jan 27, 4:00pm to 6:00pm
or  Saturday, Jan 28, 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Drink wine and create art based on Vase With Twelve Sunflowers by Vincent van Gogh in a relaxed atmosphere facilitated by a trained instructor. Each participant goes home with a finished work of art. All materials, including canvasses, paint, brushes, and aprons, are provided. Beverages and snacks will be included in admission.There will be two sessions of this event, one Friday and one Saturday. Choose the date that works for you, and bring a friend! Reservation and payment is required by January 21st. Limited seating available.

A full refund will be issued if participant cancels 72 hours prior to the event. For cancellations made less than 72 hours prior to the event, BRAHM will issue a refund IF the museum is able to fill the vacated spot. Participants must be over 21 years of age, with valid ID.

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