* Food Lion Charitable Foundation presented $5,000 gift to Urban Ministries of Durham to assist its Community Kitchen program.
* Meredith College, Raleigh, created Mabel Claire Hoggard Maddrey Alumnae Legacy Scholarship, with $50,000 endowment raised by Meredith alums and friends and family of Maddrey, a 1928 grad.
* Wake Forest University School of Medicine named one of 52 academic health centers to receive National Institutes of Health planning grant to apply for new national research consortium. Program expected to provide total of $500 million annually to 60 health centers when fully implemented in 2012.
* Vance-Granville Community College received $50,000 grant from North Carolina Community College System BioNetwork, one of 42 grants approved by State Board of Community Colleges to buy new equipment and upgrade laboratories.