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Live Auction Items
The following auction items were available for purchase in the live auction at College of The Albemarle Foundation's annual fundraiser, All That Glitters Gala, which was held on October 3, 2015, from 6:30 to 11 p.m. on the Elizabeth City Campus. 

Diamonds That Dance, Move, and Sparkle to Every Beat of Her Heart
"Heartbeat" Vibrating Diamond Earrings - .40 ctw

Let the woman in your life sparkle with these gorgeous diamond earrings donated by Saslow's Jewelers located in Southgate Mall in Elizabeth City. These "Heartbeat" Diamond Collection earrings are precision cut and mounted so they are in constant motion.   
Calling All Truck Lovers!
1995 Ford F-150 XLT 4x4

This 1995 Ford F-150 XLT 4x4 pick-up truck is ready to take you to the beach, work on the farm, or cruise around town and back. Donated by Biggs Cadillac Buick GMC, this truck is complete with front hitch for the fishing pole/cooler holder, a back hitch for the boat or trailer, full bed liner, side step/running boards, cold AC, and comfortable interior. The truck features two-tone paint - green and white - and has only 121,000 miles. Great for your child or grandchild who is just getting ready to get their driver's license! Please contact Valerie Mueller or Lisa Johnson at valerie_mueller@albemarle.edu or lisa_johnson@albemarle.edu to set up a time to get a closer look at the truck at the Elizabeth City Campus. Absentee bids will be accepted for this item. Don't miss this opportunity to purchase a great truck! 

A Watch for the Man in Your Life
REACTOR "GAMMA" Titanium Watch

This REACTOR Watch with NeverDark Technology, donated by Saslow's Jewelers located in Southgate Mall in Elizabeth City, is forged from solid titanium. With a lighter, strong metal construction, this watch is more durable for those who love extreme sports or just require a watch that can survive almost anything. This watch features a round black dial with date window at 3 o'clock, a 10-year lithium power cell, anti-reflective coating on the crystal, uni-directional rotating timing bezel and durable, accurate quartz movement. Water resistant to 990 feet (300 M), suitable for scuba diving to a depth of 30 meters for up to 2 hours. What a great gift to wear now or wrap up for under the Christmas tree. 

An Oceanfront Week in the Outer Banks
Surf, Sun, and Sand! 

Enjoy a full week in one of the Wright Cottage Court homes in the Outer Banks. This 4-bedroom oceanfront cottage is well appointed and will be newly renovated very soon. Sleeping 12, it is perfect for a family to have their vacation and reconnect on the Outer Banks. The first floor features the kitchen area and a bedroom with a king bed, a bedroom with 2 queen beds and a bath.  The second floor features the large living room area as well as a bedroom with a king bed, bedroom with 2 queen beds and a bath. There are 2 oceanfront decks so there is plenty of ocean views to be had. Great for an extended family’s getaway or even a small retreat! To learn more about this cottage, please visit http://obxwrightcottagecourt.com/portfolio/cottage-172/

The Beach in Key West
Key West – Here I Come! 

Key West will be your home away from home for a one week stay in a 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom condo in Florida - across from Smather’s Beach - Key West’s largest oceanfront beach. This ground floor condo, donated by Dr. Julian and Betsy Selig, is in a gated community with two tennis courts, two swimming pools and parking at the front door. This condo is located just one mile from Duval Street and downtown. Linens and clean-up provided. Four people max. Most weeks are available except mid-December through mid-March. The winner of this item will work directly with the owner to choose your week stay in Florida.

Key West

A Mountain Retreat in Sapphire, NC
Winter Getaway

Your winter getaway is waiting for you in a fully furnished condo, donated by Jim Turdici. Enjoy a one week stay, (January 1, 2016 through January 8, 2016), in Sapphire Valley near Asheville, NC. Fairway Forest at Sapphire Valley rests at the southernmost part of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the Sapphire Valley, 5,700 acres of natural beauty at an elevation of 3,100 feet. Timeshare is fully furnished with 2 bedrooms and enough room to sleep 6. The resort has an outdoor pool, a park with a picnic area, an 18-hole PGA golf course, eight clay and two hard-surface tennis courts, and miniature golf. An on-site health club with an indoor pool and exercise equipment is also available. A car is needed to access the various facilities at the resort. Hiking, fishing, and canoeing are other popular activities. From mid-December through mid-March, three ski slopes are available. Sorry, no pets.

Asheville Retreat

"Finally" There - OBX Beach House

Enjoy a week a this great beach house donated by Mr. and Mrs. Michael McLain. This 3-bedroom, 1-bathroom cottage has recently been refurbished and is conveniently located in Kill Devil Hills near Mile Marker 6 on the Bypass. This cottage is air conditioned and is fully furnished except for linens. The porch has new windows and is a three season porch. Downstairs there is an outdoor shower and a washer/dryer, making it your perfect beach getaway. 

OBX Beach House

Where do you want to go???
Interval World Timeshare Week - Two Available

What could be better than one week’s accommodations in a one-bedroom, one-bath condo that sleeps four with your choice of 100+ different destinations in the USA and beyond to choose from provided by Interval World Travel. Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey and Gloria Emmerich have donated one week’s worth of accommodations through Interval World Travel to be used any time between October 5, 2015 and December 31, 2016. With more than 100+ different destinations to choose from, your 2015/2016 vacation possibilities are endless. (Location availability is based upon time of travel.) 

Learn more about this timeshare.

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The Queen of the Lake
Lake Lure Vacation Home

It’s time you had “the time of your life.” Donated by Mr. and Mrs. William W. Owens, this beautiful 4-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom home is located on majestic Lake Lure, where the movie Dirty Dancing was filmed in 1987. The comfortable furniture and large great room will entice you to grab a book and settle in, but you'll still be attracted to the wonderful scenery of Rutherford County and nearby Chimney Rock State Park.

Three of the bedrooms are on the main floor. The master suite has a queen-sized bed and the other two each have sets of twin beds and share the second upstairs bath-with a new marble shower. Downstairs is another queen bed with en-suite bath, plus a hide-a-bed that sleeps two. (All bed and bath linens are included.)

You'll enjoy numerous spots for sunbathing and swimming plus other outdoor activities and nearby tourist sites. Otherwise you can cozy up and read or watch your favorite TV or DVDs, and there’s enough space that one part of your group won’t interrupt the others. Also included are two paddleboards and two kayaks.

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Lake Lure House

Eat, Drink, Stay the Night
Wine Tasting & Overnight Stay

Here’s an opportunity for you and five of your friends to learn about wine from wine writer and connoisseur, Jim Raper. You'll enjoy four different vintages accompanied by food pairings. After your wine lesson, plan to retire to your bed for the night. Awake in the morning to a full breakfast prepared by your hosts Ray and Maureen Donnelly, proprietors of Elizabeth City Bed & Breakfast. This wine tasting and overnight stay offers you a no-worries evening of drinking and dining at the bed and breakfast. Jim Raper has been writing the wine column, The Humble Steward, for The Virginian-Pilot since 1991 and regularly leads wine tastings in the Hampton Roads area. He has traveled extensively in the wine regions of Europe and the U.S. Ray and Maureen Donnelly have owned the Elizabeth City Bed & Breakfast for more than 10 years. Located in historic Elizabeth City on Fearing Street, the inn has five tastefully decorated rooms with television and private baths. The inn dates to 1896.


West Virginia Getaway
Windsong at Dryfork

Windsong at Dryfork is a wonderful opportunity to get away from it all for a 3-night stay that's almost heaven. Donated by Georgene and Vidal Falcon, this charming 4 bedroom, 2 bath home sits on 2 acres with pond and is only 9 minutes from Canaan and Timberline Resorts. The home is newly renovated inside and out with log siding and new great room with stacked stone wood-burning fireplace and 40-inch flat screen TV with satellite. Lower level has second living area with 32- inch wall-mounted flat-screen TV, DVD player and 2 bedrooms: one with 1 King and one with 2 twin beds and wood stove. Bedrooms on main level have 2 queens, with washer and dryer, double jacuzzi tub. You and your guests can play a round of pool, relax on the wrap around deck or soak in the large hot tub. Perfect spot for relaxing any time of year. Golf, mountain biking, horseback riding nearby. Non-smoking and no pets please. Sleeps 8. Windsong is available to the winning bidder during November 2015 or from April 1 to August 31, 2016.

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A Relaxing Get-Away for Two
Stay at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville

The winning bidder of this item will enjoy a 2-night stay in a king or double room with a complimentary upgrade, Sunday through Thursday, at the Inn on Biltmore Estate. While you are there, you will have admission to the Biltmore House, Gardens, Winery and Antler Hill Village and estate transportation. This package also includes a soft cover guide book and a welcome amenity delivered to your room at check-in. Choose your 2-night stay April 1 through June 30 or anytime between January 3 through March 31. May not be honored on major holiday weekends including Valentine's Day, Easter, and Memorial Day. 


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