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Three faculty members at Western Carolina University are among presenters at the Carolina Mountains Literary Festival, a free event to be held Friday, Sept. 9, and Saturday, Sept. 10, in Burnsville.

Ron Rash, WCU’s Parris Distinguished Professor of Appalachian Culture, will be the keynote speaker at 7 p.m. Saturday in Burnsville’s Town Center Legacy Room.

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Shirley Wilson, a native of Highlands, is holding her handmade quilt, in the making for more than 12 years.

Wilson started making it when her mother was ill and she needed something to occupy her time while she sat in the hospital and doctor’s offices.

Assisted by her daughter, Angie Houston, progress on the quilt was intermittent.

Finally in March of ’09 the work was done.

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Angel Medical Center in Franklin has received a donation of $30,000 which will allow the hospital to enhance patient care. The AMC Auxiliary Board of Directors recently voted to make the donation to Angel Medical Center.

“Angel Medical Center has already put these funds to good use,” said Bonnie Peggs, director of Marketing and Public Relations. “The funds have been used to purchase two Vital Signs Monitors for the Medical and Surgical Unit; a Billi blanket for the nursery which is essential in helping to prevent jaundice in the newborn; and a surgical tray for Ear/Nose/Throat surgery.”

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Did you know you can possibly avoid OSHA (Occupational Safety Health Administration) penalties and fines by simply requesting a voluntary inspection? OSHA identifies workplace hazards, analyzes safety and health management systems to optimize occupational and health safety, as well as reduce workplace injuries and illness.

Recently Interventional Pain Services of Western North Carolina (IPSWNC) completed a voluntary inspection. The practice found the inspection to be helpful by giving useful suggestions to ensure patient and staff safety.

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