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06/28/12 — Family members and friends of Faro VFD remember what it was like to experience a B-52 crash in their backyard

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Family members and friends of Faro VFD remember what it was like to experience a B-52 crash in their backyard

By Kenneth Fine
Published in News on June 28, 2012 1:46 PM

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Residents of Faro -- many of whom were among the first responders to an infamous B-52 crash that unfolded Jan. 24, 1961 -- stand in front of the historical highway marker commemorating the event that will be unveiled Friday morning in Eureka at the intersection of N.C. 222 and Faro Road. Each, for his or her own reason, is angry that the marker is located more than three miles away from the crash site -- and outside their community.

EUREKA -- It started on the front porch of a small town restaurant -- a conversation meant to unwrap the strife between the residents of a Wayne County farming community and the state of North Carolina. They didn't seem to...

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