Like so many Appalachian State University graduates, Omar Carter wanted to use his professional career as a conduit to give back to the same Boone community that helped nurture him throughout his collegiate days. His path involved a few twists and turns, but this weekend the former Mountaineer Basketball standout returns to headline a community effort to increase the awareness of sudden cardiac arrest and educate the public about the cardiac resources that are available in our local community.  He shares his journey and explains his efforts to return to the High Country with a a unique message and a lifetime of perspective, on this week’s Mind Your Business a weekly radio program produced in partnership between the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce and High Country Radio.

Carter’s foundation has teamed with the Appalachian Regional Healthcare System, the Beaver College of Health Sciences, Appalachian State Athletics, Watauga County Schools, and the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce to host two days of bystander CPR training and informative lectures throughout the community.

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Mind Your Business is a weekly production of the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce. The program highlights chamber members and allows for a deeper conversation about their history, impact on the community, and upcoming events. To hear your business featured on the program, contact David Jackson at

Tune in each Thursday at 10am for Mind Your Business on WATA (AM1450/96.5FM).

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