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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: Krista Warrix

This Wyoming County residents pulls for hope by giving to families in need and that makes her a Hometown Hero.

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HOMETOWN HERO: William Burke Porterfield

Joshua Bolden heads to Peterstown to meet a firefighter, council member and man who gives back to the community that's given him so much.

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Hometown Hero: What Makes a Hometown Hero

Joshua Bolden looks at the Hometown Heroes of 2018 so far.

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HOMETOWN HERO: William Graham Video included

Sometimes saving lives is engrained in DNA and for fire chief William Graham. It's been a part of his life even before the Baptist Valley Volunteer Fire Department began. 

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HOMETOWN HERO: Elma Osbourne Video included

Flip through almost any annual in the last 30 plus years and you'll discover while the faculty and kids change one thing remains constant, Elma Osbourne.

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HOMETOWN HERO: Diana Billings Video included

Wafting through the air every Thursday evening are the delicious smells of dinner at Johnston Chapel Baptist Church. A warm meal is served by the hands of cooking maven -- Diana Billings 

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HOMETOWN HERO: Jamez Keith Video included

Upon meeting Jamez Keith one could say he's a mild mannered man of few words. His words come out loud and in tune usually with an ensemble band. 

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HOMETOWN HERO: Jennifer Richmond & The NOAH Organization Video included

On a vast farm in Greenbrier county you'll find all the animals you'd expect to see and inside a home full of love, but also on this farm is the son of Jennifer Richmond. 

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HOMETOWN HERO: Travis Sparks

Give the building behind Travis Sparks home a first glance and it has all the makings of the perfect man cave filled with incredible trinkets from yesteryear and and a hot rod that will one day will be rolling on all fours, but this man cave is more than that it's the hub for his organization 'Cancer Kids and Christmas.'

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HOMETOWN HERO: David Bailey Video included

They are the ones who serve and protect our country overseas, for Navy man David Bailey serving is in his blood.

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HOMETOWN HERO: The Women of the Veterans' Day Dinner & Show Video included

At a high school in Wyoming County teachers aren't just teaching the next generation of leaders there teachers and volunteers who are molding minds to appreciate those who serve. 

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HOMETOWN HERO: Jon & Barbara Corbett Video included

Faith it's what guides the husband and wife team-- Jon and Barbara Corbett. 

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HOMETOWN HERO: Jim Cook Video included

Residents of Oceana know Jim Cook as former councilman and current town recorder but hIs service extends far beyond the town.

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HOMETOWN HERO: Bill Fiess Video included

For almost five decades Bill Fiess has been walking the campus of Southwest Virginia Community College. 

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HOMETOWN HERO: Ashlee Spencer Video included

One often finds Ashlee Spencer co-owner of Spencer's Catering and Carry out either catering a local function or serving up treats to the McDowell County but she's not just baking treats.

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HOMETOWN HERO: Eric Graham Video included

It is not uncommon to find Eric Graham around a fire engine he's been around them since he was a teen.

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