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Highlands’ 11th annual Relay for Life, “Carnival of Hope,” was held Friday and Saturday, August 19-20, at the Highlands Recreational Park. The Relay for Life walk has been taking place on local, regional and national level for 27 years.

Debbie Grossman, the chair for the Relay for Life event, and Mike Murphy, the co-chair, conducted the opening ceremonies. Grossman gave statistics to show how prevalent cancer is and how much good Relay for Life is doing. Just in North Carolina, the American Cancer Society has funded $18 million in research grants in 2011. Grossman applauded the community for being just as instrumental. “What we do as a community is just as important as that $18 million; every little bit counts.”


Aaron Thomas Cabe was a home school student throughout his education, while at the same time, attending both Trimont Christian Academy and Southwestern Community College in his high school years. He graduated from high school in 2010.

Cabe, 17, has recently completed his AA college transfer degree from Southwestern Community College. He has always had a love for God's creation and is very interested in Biology.

Cabe has already had many exceptional opportunities in life. He lived in Kenya, Africa with his family in 2004 while they served as missionaries. He also attended the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine in 2009 at Emory University and had the once-in-a-lifetime chance to shadow a surgeon.


Ralph E. Morgan Jr. has retired from the Versailles (Ky.) Police Department.

Morgan is a native of Franklin, N.C. and is the son of Bertha Neal and the late Ralph E. Morgan Sr. After graduating from Franklin High School in 1989, he joined the United States Air Force, serving four years, including a tour of duty in the Middle East for Operation Desert Storm.

After his four years in the service, he moved to Lexington, Ky. to pursue a career in Law Enforcement. He was first hired at Nicholasville Police Department before transferring to Versailles Police Department.

During his 20-year law enforcement career, he served in various roles and ranks.



Deborah Grant graduates from Leadership North Carolina

The Cherokee Preservation Foundation announced that Deborah Grant, the Foundation’s Finance Officer, recently graduated from the Leadership North Carolina program’s Class XVIII.

“The Leadership North Carolina program was an amazing experience,” said Grant. “I visited six cities across the state and learned from leaders in many disciplines about the opportunities and challenges North Carolina faces. I now have a much broader understanding of how all our 100 counties are interrelated in addressing environment, education, health and human services, economic development and government issues.


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