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Bystanders, pros kick into action for man on ground
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Bystanders, pros kick into action for man on ground

[Photo: Ray Cooper with the Puppy Creek Firefighters and one of the Cape Fear Valley EMS paramedics who rushed to his rescue.] By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • Ray Cooper doesn’t remember much about the day he nearly died. Just like any other day, he left his home July 14 to go for a...

He’s still growing garden goodness
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He’s still growing garden goodness

[Photo: James McBryde with his summertime garden; he’s working on his fall garden now. (Submitted photo)] By Catharin Shepard • Staff writer • During the summer and fall there’s a pretty patch of earth near Wagram overflowing with vegetables, planted and carefully tended by James McBryde. At 73 years old, even after suffering a heart...