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* Greater Greensboro Builders Association participated in third Raising Roofs…Builders for Habitat project by building eight houses and repairing two homes in one week for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Greensboro.

* Moses Cone-Wesley Community Health Foundation to hold sixth annual dinner Nov. 16 at Special Events Center of Greensboro Coliseum to celebrate nine years of service and showcase initiatives funded by foundation.

* Triangle United Way Teaming for Technology program and North Carolina Assistive Technology Program announced partnership to distribute 50 Internet-ready computers to individuals with disabilities. Neuse River Networks, Raleigh, announced partnership with United Way to encourage corporations to donate old computers to program.

* North Carolina state Rep. Jennifer Weiss (D-Wake) received first Early Intervention Communication Award for outstanding leadership, communication and advocacy for young children and families from North Carolina Association of Directors of Developmental Day Centers and Wake County Local Interagency Coordinating Council.

* North Carolina Housing Finance Agency presented Housing North Carolina Awards to five affordable housing developments at annual awards luncheon: Countryside Estates, Greenville; Battery Park Senior Apartments, Asheville; Lennox Chase, Raleigh; Club Nova Apartments, Carrboro; St. James Annex, Wilmington.

* David O’Neal Auto Group and SAFE Care Feline Spay/Neuter Clinic to host event offering test drives of Jeep Wrangler Unlimited and Compass, Oct. 14 and 15, with Auto Group to donate $5 per test drive to SAFE Care.

* Serena Signature Spa Salon, Raleigh, to hold cut-a-thon at Peace College with all proceeds from hair cuts going to Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

* United Arts Council of Greater Greensboro accepting applications for fall cycle of Supplemental Grants for Organizations of up to $5,000 until Nov. 1. Visit website for information.

* Matthew Matt Meyer, former dean, Community College Workforce Alliance, Virginia, named director, NCCCS BioNetwork, Raleigh initiative connecting statewide community colleges involved in biotechnology training.

* Night of Dreams, nonprofit producer of creative events for regional artists and performers, to host annual two-night show “Express Yourself,” Nov. 10 and 11, featuring local artists and Jeff Timmons, founder of pop group 98 Degrees.

* Randolph County restaurants to participate in “Eat Today for United Way” Nov. 24 by donating percentage of sales to United Way of Randolph County.

* Charlotte National Public Radio station WFAE inaugurated new studio, designed by CREATRIX DESIGN.

* Queens University, Charlotte, celebrating 150th anniversary during 2006-2007 academic year, receiving special events support from Charlotte corporations Bank of America, Duke Energy and Wachovia.

* United Arts Council of Greater Greensboro announced creation of new Arts Education Teacher of the Year Award, also sponsored by Kindermusik International and Guilford County Schools. Nominations due Jan. 12, applications available at www.artsgreensboro.org.

* Piedmont Music Center, Charlotte, donated $14,000 piano to local school fourth year in a row to support music education in public schools; Glenn High School, Kernersville was this year’s recipient.

* Members and affiliates of North Carolina Bankers Association joined together for 7th annual Camp Challenge workday to improve summer camp, which trains low-income middle school students in areas of financial literacy, citizenship and entrepreneurship.

* University of North Carolina recognized by Harris Connect Internet Services, New York, for excellence in alumni communications in categories of Peer Recognition and Harris Connect Recognition.

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