Our Hometown Hero of the Week is Ken Cotten, Deputy Fire Chief for Sanford Fire Department!
Ken was nominated by his wife, Wendy, who says, “Ken has always had a passion for fighting fire. He joined the volunteer fire dept at the age of 16. He always wanted to be a professional fire fighter. He was hired by the Sanford Fire Dept at age 19. He has worked hard for the past 35 years and is now the Deputy Fire Chief. Not only is he dedicated to his job, he also dedicated to his family. If anybody deserves to be recognized, it is Ken Cotton.”
Thank you, Ken, for your service! We’re sending you a gift card to Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q to thank you for all you do!
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There’s still time for YOU to join Amanda and go Over the Edge for Special Olympics!
Support Special Olympics North Carolina as I go Over The Edge, rappelling 30 stories off the Wells Fargo Capitol Center in downtown Raleigh! Help me take my fundraising to new heights in this experience of a lifetime as I raise awareness for nearly 40,000 North Carolina athletes across the state. CLICK HERE TO DONATE
You may be wondering what rappelling down a skyscraper has to do with Special Olympics, the answer is simple. If you are a person with intellectual disabilities, you encounter adversities daily. You must have courage to try something that doesn’t come easily to you. Our athletes bravely face challenges on the field, in the pool and on the court. They are the inspiration for this event. Take your support for Special Olympics North Carolina to new heights and face your fears!
Congrats to Ms. Abby Smith of Alston Ridge Elementary, our Gold Star Teacher of the Month for September!Continue Reading
As we reflect upon the 20th anniversary of the tragic events of 9/11, we here at 94.7 QDR and our friends at Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q, want to dedicate this week’s Hometown Hero spotlight to ALL of our first responders.
We honor those we lost 20 years ago and the days since, but we also celebrate those who continue to dedicate their lives to bettering the communities in which they serve.
For each and every one of you we say, thank you. Thank you, for the sacrifice you make to be away from your families in order to serve and protect ours. Thank you, to your families for the sleepless nights they experience wondering if you’ll make it home at the end of your shift.
Our country is better because of people like you. Thank you and God bless.
We’re so excited to bring back our Howl-O-Ween Harvest Ball for the 19th year with some homegrown Carolina Country featuring Raleigh’s own Priscilla Block and Kameron Marlowe from Kannapolis, NC. We’ve also imported some Kentucky Country with Dillon Carmichael.
The show will take place Saturday October, 30th at the Lincoln Theatre. Tickets on sale through etix for just $9.47. As always, proceeds will benefit local animal shelters including as the SPCA of Wake County and APS of Durham. Don’t wait, buy your tickets now!
Listen to win your tickets this week at 10:11a, 12;11p, 2:11p, and 4:11p
We’ll be announcing costume contest details soon.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the events of 9/11 – a day that forever changed our country. Lest we forget those we lost on that day and since, fighting to protect our land…the land of the free.
Memorial events around the Triangle.
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