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Disabilities luncheon honors those who overcome, help others overcome

By Phyllis Moore
Published in News on October 21, 2012 1:50 AM

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Five awards were presented Thursday at the annual Mayor's Committee for Persons with Disabilities luncheon, held at Herman Park Center. From left are Goldsboro Mayor Al King; Alfredo Moreno, representing Case Farms, employer of the year; Tyler Edmundson, president of the AKTION Club, Mayor's Trophy recipient; Leigh Anne Sizemore, employee of the year; Jermaine Parks, assistant manager at Walmart, most accessible business; Naomi Collie, the committee member of the year; and Jeff Whitener, chairman of the event.

Disabilities exist in many forms, but all with one thing in common -- hurdles to overcome. Tyrone Starkie has had more than his share. Born with a form of muscular dystrophy, he has spent the bulk of three decades...

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