‘Heroes At Large’

Published 11:04 am Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Who is your hero?

By definition, a hero is an individual (or a group) that demonstrates great courage or admired for their achievements and noble qualities.

They can be from any walk of life, gender, race or age.

While the majority will hail a hero as one who places their life on the line to save another, that can indeed be the case, but not limited to that single definition.

We typically think of a hero as a brave man or woman in military uniform, a law enforcement officer, firefighter, or Emergency Medical Technician running towards danger rather than retreating. They can also be a doctor or a nurse, applying their skills to a life-or-death situation.

However, heroes can be much broader in nature. They can be a person or group that volunteers their time and effort to make their community a better place to live. They can be a life-long schoolteacher, church official, or an adult coach involved in youth athletics. They can be a young person who believe in the power of human spirit and freely chooses to help their family, friends or neighbors.

These are just a few examples of a hero.

In February of 2018, Roanoke-Chowan Publications will publish its annual Crossroads edition. This year’s theme is ‘Heroes At Large.”

We are currently accepting nominations of local individuals and groups within the Roanoke-Chowan area that you deem as worthy as being recognized for their “hero” status. The only requirement is that those nominated live or perform their heroic efforts in Bertie, Gates, Hertford or Northampton counties.

Send your nominations to cal.bryant@r-cnews.com or by mail to Roanoke-Chowan Publications, Crossroads – 2018, PO Box 1325, Ahoskie, NC 27910. They can also be dropped off at our office, located at the corner of Main Street and Catherine Creek Road in downtown Ahoskie.

We will award a special gift to those whose nomination is chosen to be featured in Crossroads – 2018

The submission deadline is Jan. 1, 2018.

For more information, call 252-332-7207.

About Cal Bryant

Cal Bryant, a 40-year veteran of the newspaper industry, serves as the Editor at Roanoke-Chowan Publications, publishers of the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, Gates County Index, and Front Porch Living magazine.

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