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In Yadkin County, teacher and pastor Chris Hauser is working to fill both the spiritual and physical needs of those in his community. Hauser organized Impact Yadkin to help homeowners with construction repairs and to make their homes more accessible. At the same time, local youth volunteers learn hard work, compassion, service and a desire to better their community.
The 1964 graduating class of East Bend High School in Yadkin County, North Carolina endured a lot in their years together. The assassination of President John F. Kennedy began the year while in April the school building burned to the ground during the middle of the night. The school was not fully rebuilt until January of 1965 and the last class of East Bend High School graduated in 1967.
In 2008, Ken Burkel and other members of the Clemmons Rotary Club in Forsyth County launched a program to heighten public awareness for the need for organ and tissue donors in North Carolina. The program created roadside billboards and recently partnered with the North Carolina Trucking Association to display custom banners of organ recipients and donor families.
Each year thousands of purple martins migrate from South America to the United States, with the greatest number nesting in rural North Carolina and other southeastern areas. This article explains all about purple martins, their housing specifications, diet, behavior, and how bird watchers can attract them to their yards.