* Duncan Hite, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center physician, received Humanitarian Recognition Award from Chest Foundation, philanthropic arm of American College of Chest Physicians, for his work with Hospitality House of Winston-Salem.
* Grandfather Home for Children, Banner Elk, received 10th Annual Ernest Amory Codman Award for outstanding achievement by a healthcare organization from Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.
* City of Rock Hill announced conclusion of record-setting United Way Community Campaign and honored two city departments with most improved award and most successful campaign award.
* TROSA, Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers, to open fundraising Christmas tree lots beginning Thanksgiving Week, with lots in Durham, Raleigh and Hillsborough.
* United Way of Rutherford County and Rutherford Housing Partnership completed Sixth Week of Caring in conjunction with National Make a Difference Day; 350 volunteers completed yard work and home repairs for low-income residents.
* Arts Council of Henderson County to hold annual Gingerbread House Competition Dec. 8-16 benefiting Arts Council.
* Julie Luther’s PurEnergy Fitness Center and Yankee Doodle Pet Lodge, Greensboro, sponsored inaugural Spinning Marathon and Pet Adoption Fair, raised $1,400 to benefit Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
* Alice Aycock Poe Center for Health Education, Raleigh, held first Family Life and Drug Prevention programs in Spanish for Lee County high school students.
* RF Micro Devices completed fourth house with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Greensboro, to house Liberian refugee and her two children.
* Orange County Arts Commission to sponsor Artists’ Salon, Nov. 17, 6:30-9 p.m., The ArtsCenter, Carrboro.
* Deadline for application for Fall 2006 grants from Orange County Arts Commission is Nov. 21. Visit website for information.
* North Carolina Humanities Council named new board members: Julie E. Curd, senior vice president, Smith Breeden Associates, Chapel Hill; Robert Brunk, president, Brunk Auctions, Asheville.
* NC GreenPower received 10-kilowatt wind turbine from Dr. and Ms. Louis Mes, to be located in Clyde and expected to add to power grid through Haywood Electric Membership Corporation, one of 38 statewide electric utilities offering NC GreenPower program.
* State Board of Community Colleges presented 2006 I.E. Ready award to Ruth Shaw, former president and CEO, Duke Power, and former president, Central Piedmont Community College.
* Time Warner Cable’s Charlotte division announced Hands Helping Heroes, initiative to support crime prevention programs focusing on children; grants range from $10,000 to $50,000. Applications due by Dec. 15.
* Agape Faith Church, Clemmons, to distribute supplies for full-course dinners to 500 families for Thanksgiving.