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VFW blood drive Friday

Called a Battle of the Badges – VFW Post 8719 in Advance will sponsor an American Red Cross blood drive from 1-5:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 22.

Firefighters, law enforcement officers and EMS are invited to take part in the battle.

The post is at 130 Feed Mill Road, just off NC 801.

Donors can just show up, or call 1-800-733-2767 to make an appointment.