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Assistance league plans fundraiser

The Assistance League of Charlotte is requesting donations of used jewelry, handbags and gold and silver scraps for a fundraiser sale to be held this fall.

The league, a nonprofit group that helps needy children and families, will raise money by selling the items during its Oct. 11 “Baubles & Bags” event.

Donate items at the Assistant League Thrift Shop, 3600 S. Tryon St. Details: 704-525-5000.

Elizabeth-based car wash chain Autobell Inc. recently partnered up with a South Carolina college to create a lab to study water quality issues. The lab, located in Spartanburg, S.C., on Lawson's Fork Creek, will help students at Wofford College who are pursuing degrees in environmental studies. The lab is expected to open in early 2009.

Autobell is headquartered at 1527 E. 3rd St. and is the nation's third-largest conveyor car wash chain.

Emily Haggart, owner of Myers Park clothing boutique Fresh, has been recognized as a “Mover and Shaker” by Business Leader Magazine and will be honored at a Sept. 29 ceremony. Fresh, 813 Providence Road, features women's clothing and includes closet-wardrobe consulting. Haggart also owns Avalilly's, a clothing boutique in Cornelius.