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Awards for Waterworks, telecommunicator, service

Waterworks achieves accreditation
SALISBURY — Waterworks Visual Arts Center has again achieved accreditation by the American Association of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded the nation’s museums. Accreditation signifies excellence to the museum community and to the museum-going public.
Anne Scott Clement, executive director of Waterworks said, “We are honored and privileged to receive this prestigious re-accreditation. At Waterworks, we diligently strive to provide our community with a cultural asset and a collaborative space for lifelong learning. We take great pride in being a leader in the exhibition of art and in museum education. This is the result of the enormous amount of support we receive from our community, which is greatly appreciated, and we all should share the acceptance of this re-accreditation.”
Of the nation’s estimated 17,500 museums, 775 are currently accredited. Waterworks Visual Arts Center is one of only 12 art museums accredited in North Carolina.
“Accreditation is emblematic of an institution’s commitment to public service and to overall excellence,” said Ford W. Bell, AAM president. “Attaining accreditation involves taking a hard look at yourself, allowing your peers in the field to do the same, and being judged to be superior in all areas. The people of Salisbury can take great pride in the fact that their local institution is one of America’s premier museums.”
Waterworks Visual Arts Center’s mission is to provide diverse opportunities in the arts for all people through exhibitions, education and outreach programs. It is open, free of charge, six days a week. Gallery hours are Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; and Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. It is located at 123 E. Liberty St. in the East Square Cultural Arts District of historic downtown Salisbury. For more information, visit www.waterworks. org or call 704-636-1882.
Telecommunicatorreceives award
SALISBURY — Officer Lenore Sarah Brady of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol was awarded the Advanced Telecommunicator Certificate earlier this month.
The award, given out by the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Education and Training Standards Commission, is the highest certificate awarded to telecommunicators in the state.
Brady completed a combination of professional training, relevant education and met minimum experience requirements.
The certificate was awarded on June 6.
Hairston Funeral Home Honors Award
The Hairston Funeral Home Honors Committee is accepting nominations from individuals, churches, civic organizations, schools and volunteer organizations in Salisbury and Rowan County for the first Hairston Funeral Home Honors Award, honoring Ordinary People with Extraordinary Gifts, (OPEG).
In addition to adult nominees, youth nominees will be accepted for those 16 years of age and up and currently in school.
To submit a nominee, contact Honors Chairperson Velveeta Reid-Hairston at 704-638-6464, or email blueroyalty75@yahoo.com.
Nominations will be accepted through August.

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