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Started by Rob Neufeld in Local History Feb 27.

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Warren Wilson College is scheduled to host an event which will gather twelve inspiring individuals and the subjects of Jack Prather's book, "Twelve Notables in Western North Carolina."  This event will mark the first time that all twelve individuals will be gathered together at one event.  Prather's books was inspired by the these remarkable North Carolina residents who have made significant state and national impacts.  The award-winning journalist and author of six books, Prather reveals the life journeys of each radical and note-worthy individual.  "Twelve Notables in Western North Carolina" features compelling stories from:

Rev. Dr. Dan Matthews (priest at Ground Zero on 9/11)

David Holt (Grammy Award-winning musician)

Dr. Doug Orr (President emeritus of Warren Wilson College)

Dr. Olson Huff (founding medical director of Mission Children's Hospital)

Capt. Ray West (founder of Moldova World Children's Fund)

Dr. Matt Hayes (emergency physician pioneer)

Julyan Davis (artist)

Joe Epley (recipient of the Public Relations Society of America Lifetime Achievement Award)

Billie Ruth Sudduth (North Carolina Living Treasure and basket maker)

Richard Ritter (NC Living Treasure and honored fire chief)

Jack Prather created the Young Writers Scholarship at Warren Wilson College to honor these individuals. He is dedicating a portion of the proceeds from the sales of his book to the scholarship fund, which will be awarded annually to a freshman majoring in Creative Writing.

The event will be held on October 23, from 4:00-5:45 p.m. in the Ransom Fellowship Hall at Warren Wilson College.  For more information about the event or scholarship program, call Jack Prather at (828) 808-0660 or email prathergroup@aol.com.

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