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Carter County Strong… Heroes are all around and need to be recognized

When one thinks of a hero, minds may quickly shoot to Superman, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, a sports superstar like Jason Witten, Tom Brady, or Lebron James.
However, the definition of a hero presents a more defined meaning behind the word. Hero is defined as a person(s) of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his or her brave deeds and noble qualities.
In times like the current COVID-19 pandemic, there are heroes all around us that are exhibiting the same qualities as the ones listed in the above definition.
No matter how one has lived in Carter County, whether from the time they were birthed into the world or are transplanted due to marriage, a job transfer, or just found the area through research, one thing has always been evident.
When troubles and trials come, no matter if from a flood that wiped out much to a young man that lost his life in a tragic biking accident, Carter County residents are resilient, caring, and compassionate regardless of what community they live in.
The Elizabethton Star realizes that there are many people in times like we are currently experiencing with the COVID-19 pandemic that is going above and beyond to help their fellow neighbor(s) and for that reason, we are reaching out to our readers asking that you take time to share about those heroes who need to be recognized for their brave deeds and noble qualities.
We ask that you simply send us an email at news@elizabethton.com or call us at 423-542-4151 and tell us a little about why you think someone deserves to be recognized.
The hero can be an individual, a business, an organization or just neighbors who have stepped up and have shown what it means to be Carter County Strong.
There is a lot of heartbreaking news that is circulating and The Star believes that it’s time to share some good news by spotlighting those who are putting others before themselves in this great community we call home.