Our View: WWII salute timely event
Thumbs-up: to an 8-year-old veteran fundraiser who is bicycling across North Carolina for a good cause. C.J. Buford's first ride was a 30-mile charity event in which he raised almost $5,000 for help fund a medical clinic in Kenya. Next was a 315-mile trip along the entire North Carolina coast for a Samaritan's Purse water project. Now, again supported by his family, the home-school student is tackling the statewide trek to raise $8,800 and spotlight the need for Samaritan's Purse Children's Heart Project. We wish C.J. and his family a safe and successful ride across the state.
Thumbs-up: to golden years in the High Country. Last week's Adult Service Expo at Boone Mall was well attended and evidence that our senior population is worth celebrating. Take, for example, Charlotte Stanley. At 102, Stanley was named centenarian of the year and she shared her secret for longevity: "good family and a lot of good food" -- two things all of us would do well to enjoy as often as possible.
Thumbs-up: to a World War II symposium hosted Saturday at Watauga High School. A special thank you to all who participated in keeping alive the memory and honor of all who served during this time in our nation's history.