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02/15/12 — A Valentine's Day visit with heroes

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A Valentine's Day visit with heroes

By Kenneth Fine
Published in News on February 15, 2012 1:46 PM


City Manager Scott Stevens, far right, and Assistant City Manager Tasha Logan listen along with City Council members to Neil Bartlett as he talks about changing the city recycling collection program during the Goldsboro City Council Retreat at the Paramount Theatre Tuesday. The two-day retreat brings council members and department heads together to discuss ideas on how to build a better future for the city.

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Staff Sgt. James Ward Jr., left, and Andrea Sardina listen to World War II veteran Luther Johnson tell stories inside the Durham VA Medical Center. Dozens from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base traveled to the facility Tuesday to spend Valentine's Day with some of their heroes.

DURHAM -- For James Ward, it was more than just a simple exchange -- the conversation that carried on for the better part of an hour inside the Durham VA Medical Center. It was a chance, the 25-year-old said, to...

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