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Catawba Valley

On Nov. 1, the Rotary Club of Catawba Valley's project, Honor Air, will send six local World War II veterans, along with volunteer guardians, doctors, paramedics and other medical assistants, to visit the national WWII Memorial in Washington. Other Unifour-area Rotary Clubs will also be sending their own sponsored veterans for a total of 101 people.

The Rotary Club still needs sponsors to cover the cost of the Nov. 1 flight as well as for another trip planned for spring 2009. Sponsorships are $500 for a veteran and $200 for a guardian. Two guardians must accompany each veteran.

For details, visit and go to the “Honor Air” section.

Gaston County

Representatives from private and public four-year colleges and universities will be available from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Nov. 6 at the Myers Center Campus Café on Gaston College's Dallas campus.

Participating schools include: Appalachian State University, Belmont Abbey College, East Carolina University, Fort Hays State University, Gardner Webb University, Lenoir-Rhyne University, Montreat College, N.C. State University, Queens University of Charlotte, Strayer University, UNC Asheville, UNC Charlotte, UNC Greensboro, UNC Wilmington, Western Carolina University, Wingate University, Winthrop University and University of South Carolina – Upstate.

For more information, contact counselor Alice Williams at 704-922-6222 or


Catawba Valley Community College will offer a seminar from 8a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 5 on how to retain different generations in the workplace. The seminar will be in room 975 at the Catawba Valley Community College East Campus, 2760 U.S. 70 S.E., Hickory.

The seminar will focus on the four generations in today's workplace and how to hire and keep them on the job. Susan Luck, associate professor of business at Pfeiffer University's masters of business administration program, will teach the class.

The cost is $150 per person. Preregistration and prepayment are required. For details, contact Susan Harris at 828-327-7000 ext. 4294 or


South Point High School will hold its 34th Annual barbecue from 9a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday at the school, 906 South Point Road.

Plates are $6 and include barbecue, slaw, rolls, chips and dessert. Deliveries are available to businesses with a five-plate minimum.

For more information, call 704-825-3351 or visit /southpoint.

Gina Smith