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Hometown Hero of the Week: Parker Savage, February 21st, 2024

Hometown Hero of the Week: Parker Savage, February 21st, 2024

Our QDR Hometown Hero of the Week is Parker Savage, Health Care Specialist for over 20 years, serving the Triangle. We were blown away by the amazing story behind this week’s hometown hero. She received a bachelor’s degree in 1985 in art and psychology. She chose a career of working with people with special needs because her sister […]

Hometown Hero of the Week: Alan Newcomb, February 14th, 2024

Hometown Hero of the Week: Alan Newcomb, February 14th, 2024

Our QDR Hometown Hero of the Week is Alan Newcomb, Volunteer Firefighter for the Rosewood Volunteer Fire Department.   Alan was nominated by his wife Ashley who says, “Alan is an amazing father and husband! He has a heart of gold, loves his community, and would give anyone the shirt off his back to help someone in need. Alan […]

Hometown Hero of the Week: Rodney and Christopher Burris, February 7th, 2024

Hometown Hero of the Week: Rodney and Christopher Burris, February 7th, 2024

Our QDR Hometown Hero of the Week is Father and Son duo, Rodney and Christopher Burris from Sanford. Father and Son, Rodney and Christopher Burris from Sanford witnessed firefighters tackle a brush fire many years ago and it inspired them to become volunteers and help in their local community. Fast forward and Rodney has been a firefighter for nearly […]

Gold Star Teacher of the Month: February 2024 – Stephanie Hunt

Gold Star Teacher of the Month: February 2024 – Stephanie Hunt

Our QDR Gold Star Teacher of the month for February is Stephanie Hunt, a Kindergarten teacher at Wilburn Elementary. Stephanie was nominated by Isabel Garland who says, “I chose Ms. Hunt, because she truly is a magnificent and hard-working teacher who is an inspirational Kindergarten teacher to me. She has really taught me a lot […]

Hometown Hero of the Week: Lt. Robert Harper, January 31st, 2024

Hometown Hero of the Week: Lt. Robert Harper, January 31st, 2024

Our QDR Hometown Hero of the Week is Robert Harper, Lieutenant for the Raleigh Fire Department. Robert was nominated by Jimmy Batten, who says “Robert Harper has been serving the public for over 40 years. He has earned the Long Leaf Pine award as a volunteer where he currently holds the rank of assistant chief at Benson Fire Department […]