Every week, WSAZ recognizes people who have made a significant difference in other people's lives and/or communities. Winners are chosen based on, but not limited to, their voluntary positive impact on a person or community.

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Hometown Hero: Terri Adkins

Updated: 08/15/2014 - To her family, Terri Adkins is a mom and a wife. To her friend Amber Curry, Terri is an angel.

Hometown Heroes: Jenna Jarrett and Kayla Laws

Posted: 08/01/2014 - Two Kanawha County women are being credited with saving a man's life. They stopped on a busy Cabin Creek back road in the middle of the night, where a man was seriously hurt in a hit-and-run involving a coal truck.

Hometown Hero: Mae Mollett

Posted: 07/25/2014 - Customers say Mae Mollett always puts them first and looks out for everyone. "Unconditional love" is among the ways they describe our latest Hometown Hero.

Hometown Hero: Raymond "Rocky" Meadows

Updated: 07/04/2014 - Raymond "Rocky" Meaows turned his life around and created Lifehouse Saves Lives, a Christian ministry that puts anyone struggling with addiction into a home and a job.

Hometown Hero: Justin Helton

Posted: 06/27/2014 - U.S. Army Specialist Justin Helton, who recently was laid to rest in southern Ohio after dying in an airstrike in Afghanistan, recently was welcomed home as a true American hero.

Hometown Hero: George Sisler

Updated: 06/13/2014 - George Sisler, 77, has been collecting the cans for the last eight years in New Boston, Ohio. He said it allows him to help his church with food donations.

Hometown Hero: Betty Carte

Updated: 06/06/2014 - Betty Carte is a custodian at Ironton Elementary School, and her care goes far beyond keeping the hallways and rooms clean.

Hometown Hero: Jenifer Jacobs Webster

Posted: 05/30/2014 - When you walk into a library, thousands of different stories are just waiting to fill your imagination. For this week’s Hometown Hero, we bring you one of those stories -- not from pages in a book, but of a librarian.

Hometown Hero: Delcie Elkins

Updated: 05/16/2014 - For the many Special Olympics volunteers, the mission was simple -- make the kids the stars of the track-and-field meet. Among those helpers was Delcie Elkins, who truly has made her life all about kids with autism.

Hometown Hero: Rick Frame

Updated: 05/02/2014 - Rick Frame has touched countless lives through his 30 years as a teacher and coach. But two years ago, his life changed forever. He was diagnosed with gallstones, but was shocked to find out it was something much more serious.

Hometown Hero: Charlie and Jesse Slash

Updated: 04/18/2014 - Most would agree that learning and then knowing how to play a sport can come naturally. However, for many people in our community, it's the opposite. In fact, it's more of a challenge.

Hometown Hero: Holden Topping

Posted: 04/11/2014 - Holden Topping started a trend he never saw coming when he shaved his head in honor of his mother, Stefanie Rodgers, who is bravely battling breast cancer.

Hometown Hero: Donna Suttle

Updated: 03/28/2014 - Donna Suttle is taking the old bricks and creating a keepsake that will, in turn, build an elite football stadium for the Ashland players and fans of the future.

Hometown Hero: John Hubbard

Posted: 02/28/2014 - Nellie Payton was trapped inside her home earlier this week after it caught fire in Kenova, W.Va. Her neighbor John Hubbard saw the flames and sprang into action to help.

Hometown Hero: Deloris Shockley

Updated: 02/21/2014 - For her spirit of giving, Deloris Shockley is our latest Hometown Hero. Officers know her visits usually mean a lot of food -- sometimes as many as eight pizzas at a time.

Hometown Hero: Jacob Sargent

Updated: 02/10/2014 - In the midst of chaos, one young man jumped into action this week to help his classmates.

Hometown Hero: Boyd County Middle School TechnoKats

Posted: 01/31/2014 - These Boyd County Middle School students know all about obstacles. They can program the robot they built to move around anything. But it was a different kind of challenge the students recently faced that was most noticeable.

Hometown Hero: 'Red Hot' Booster Club

Posted: 01/24/2014 - While the kids handle the theatrics on stage, the Booster Club -- some 110 members strong -- does the hard work of planning and executing this key fundraiser that serves 1,400 meals in three days.

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