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Do you know someone deserving of recognition for all the hard work they do to help better the lives of others? 

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HOMETOWN HERO: ROBERT DUNLAP Video included

Robert Dunlap wears many hats. Outside of practicing law, he is involved in just about every group in Beckley. From non-profits to local advocate groups, Robert basically does it all. 

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HOMETOWN HERO: HINTON HS MAKING A DIFFERENCE Video included

Sometimes small towns in southern West Virginia need a little helping hand to stay thriving...to keep the history alive. In Hinton, a group of high school alumni have made it their mission to make the city a little brighter. 

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HOMETOWN HERO: TYLER HAGEMO Video included

In the aftermath of the floods, Tyler Hagemo gave a sense of security to countless residents in the White Sulphur area. He woke up every day with one goal in mind...to help the ones who needed it most. 

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HOMETOWN HERO: ANITA HICKS

In this week's Hometown Hero segment, WVVA's Alison Wickline introduces us to an elementary school teacher who is all heart. 

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HOMETOWN HERO: THREAD LOVING CRAFTERS Video included

It's a favorite hobby of many in the two Virginias...sewing, crocheting, and knitting. But a group in Princeton is devoting their free time to sewing for a cause. 

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HOMETOWN HERO: JUDY YOUNG Video included

In a small community in Greenbrier County...on a small hill right off Route 92... Judy Young is in her second home...the rescue and fire department. At 72 years young, Judy is not slowing down. 

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HOMETOWN HERO: DEBBIE KING Video included

Children in McDowell County sometimes see more challenges than most. But one woman has made it her life's goal to keep kids shooting for the stars. 

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HOMETOWN HERO: FRED KINDER Video included

Warm a Heart, Give a Bed. That has been Mercer County resident Fred Kinder's goal for five years now. 

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HOMETOWN HERO: GBV BOARD OF REALTORS Video included

Every year, the Greenbrier Valley Board of Realtors spends the holiday season gathering food and money for those in need. 

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HOMETOWN HERO: KAY BRIM Video included

Christmas may officially be over, but the generosity of the holiday season can still be found. Kay Brim, with the help of her family, has spent countless Christmas seasons putting a smile on kids and parents faces. 

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HOMETOWN HERO: ROD MAYBERRY Video included

'Tis the season to give back...and Toys for Tots does just that. But Toys for Tots has a lot of moving parts in play, and you can thank Marine Corps Veteran Rod Mayberry for helping keep the giving in southern West Virginia going. 

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HOMETOWN HERO: KATHY BRUNTY Video included

As the coal market continues to change, Wyoming County feels every dip and decline. But one resident is living with the idea that the county can make a comeback. 

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HOMETOWN HERO: BLUEFIELD PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS UNION

When you think of a 'Hometown Hero,' there's a pretty good chance a firefighter or other first responder comes to mind. After all, they risk their lives everyday to keep us safe. But the Bluefield Professional Firefighters Local 347 Union is garnering praise for another reason...flood relief. 

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HOMETOWN HERO: JESSICA MASSEY Video included

Jessica Massey wakes up every morning with the same goal...to house the homeless, to give those less fortunate a helping hand.

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