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Red Cross looking for blood donors

Before busy summer schedules set in, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to roll up a sleeve to help ensure a sufficient supply for patients in need.

Donors of all blood types are needed now to help accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those receiving cancer treatment.

Giving blood is an easy and thoughtful way to honor a loved one who has relied on blood products, to follow in the example of a family member who gives regularly or to simply help others.

As a thank you, those who come out to donate May 26-30 will receive a Red Cross-branded visor, while supplies last. Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Donors can then also visit redcrossblood.org/cedarfair to enter to win one of three grand prize packages for four to Knott’s Berry Farm in California or Cedar Point in Ohio.


China Grove

5/19: 2 – 6:30 p.m., China Grove Middle School, 1013 North Main Street


5/23: 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Novant Health Rowan Medical Center, 612 Mocksville Ave.

5/25: 2:30 -7 p.m., Stallings Memorial Baptist-Salisbury, 817 S. Main St.

5/26: 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Rowan County Rescue Squad, 1140 Julian Road

6/2: noon – 5 p.m., NC State Highway Patrol- Salisbury, 5780 S. Main St.

6/5: noon – 4:30 p.m., American Red Cross, E.H. Dole Chapter I, 1930 Jake Alexander Blvd. W.

6/8: 2:30 – 7 p.m., Lutheran Home Trinity Oaks, 820 Klumac Road

6/14: 1 – 5:30 p.m., American Red Cross, E.H. Dole Chapter I, 1930 Jake Alexander Blvd. W.

6/17: 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Tilley Harley-Davidson of Salisbury, 653 Bendix Drive



6/4: 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., St. James Catholic, 139 SW Manor Ave.

6/13: 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., ACN, 1000 Progress Place

6/14: 2:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., Center United Methodist Church, 1119 Union St.


5/30: 3  – 7 p.m., Kidz Club ASAP, 812 N. Main St.

6/9: 3:30 – 8 p.m., Unity United Methodist Church – Kannapolis, 8605 Unity Church Road.


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West falls to Statesville, finishes second in NPC


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