Blowing Rock's Bill Carter has been named the Potentate and Chief Executive Officer of Oasis Shriners.

High Country Press reports Carter was elected the 125th Potentate of Oasis, the largest Shrine temple in the world, January 4th, at the Oasis Shrine Center in Charlotte.

Oasis covers 50 of North Carolina’s 100 counties including Greensboro, Winston Salem, Charlotte, Pinehurst, Asheville, Murphy and all points in between, and Oasis members are the largest contributors to Shriner’s Hospitals for Children out of the nearly 200 Shrine temples in the world.

Shriners Hospitals for Children is a network of 22 hospitals throughout the country offering specialized medical care to children.

The Shriners Hospitals are located throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico.

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