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BLOWING ROCK — Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and summer camp cancelations, the Blowing Rock Parks and Recreation Department launched a free, eight-week virtual summer camp on June 16. The department announced this alternative to its traditional day camp on its Facebook page.

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services will partner with Omnicare — a CVS Health company — to make facility-wide testing available to residents and staff in all North Carolina skilled nursing facilities.

HIGH COUNTRY — Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference? Do you have the compassionate spirit needed to be a companion for someone’s journey? In partnership with Caldwell Hospice staff, volunteers serve an essential role in patient and family support, administrative and commun…

BANNER ELK — Staff and volunteers at Western Youth Network have been working diligently throughout the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic to connect with the youth they serve and mentor throughout the High Country through new and innovative means.

BLOWING ROCK — Ed Tausche conducted his last meeting as president of the Rotary Club of Blowing Rock on July 6, remotely. The banquet, which took place via Zoom, “added novelty to an already unusual year,” according to rotary member Virginia Vanstory.

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