says Will Graham will speak Tuesday at Gardner-Webb University:

Will Graham, grandson of evangelist Billy Graham, will speak Tuesday at Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs. The program, part of the university’s Dimensions series, will be at 9:25 a.m. in the Paul Porter Arena in the Lutz-Yelton Convocation Center.

Will Graham is the third generation of Grahams to be part of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. He is currently assistant director of the Billy Graham Training Center in Asheville.

The Gardner-Webb program is free and open to the public. For more information call 704-406-4277.

The Anderson Independent Mail says Asheville Mayor Terry Bellamy will be the featured guest speaker this weekend at an event:

ANDERSON — The Women’s Ministries of the Upstate will present its second Women in Leadership — Women in Ministry at 10 a.m. Saturday at Tri-County College’s Anderson campus, at 511 Michelin Blvd. in Anderson.

The featured guest speaker will be Mayor Terry Bellamy, mayor of the of Asheville, N.C. Ms. Bellamy’s presentation will be followed by a panel of special guests representing business, community and religion. Ms. Bellamy was elected in November 2005. Upon her inauguration, she became the youngest mayor in North Carolina, the youngest mayor ever elected in Asheville and the first African-American to serve as mayor in Asheville.

Since her election, Mayor Bellamy has shared her vision for a unified community that works together to address challenges and take advantage of opportunities for the future. She is known for her efforts to actively engage citizens in government decisions, and she has worked as a staunch advocate for senior citizens and children.

And says Asheville is home to some amazing book artists:

This month, Green Hill’s latest exhibition, “PRINTED: Contemporary Prints and Books by North Carolina Artists,” showcases the work of 43 print and book artists from across the Tar Heel state. The exhibit boasts an accompanying series of lunchtime lectures designed to provide patrons with more information about the art and artists participating in the show.

For example, book artists Laurie Corral and Matt Liddle of Asheville’s BookWorks , an internationally renowned art studio offering classes in bookbinding as well as a variety of other printmaking skills, stretch almost beyond the definition of “book arts.” Liddle does this quite literally with his work “Critical Masses,” five accordion-like pieces hung from the ceiling in the manner of paper lanterns.

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