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At Last, A Home of Their Own – Chatham County Woman and Her Mother Get the Keys to Their New Residence

Adela Diez and Olga Perez have traveled a long road to their pretty new home on Acorn Park Lane in Pittsboro. Adela is from Venezuela; her mother Olga was born in Cuba. In 2002 Adela moved to Vero Beach, Fla., and, later, to Miami. “All of my family was here,” Adela says  “My three (adult) daughters and … Continue reading At Last, A Home of Their Own – Chatham County Woman and Her Mother Get the Keys to Their New Residence »

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Her Dream Comes True ~ Mitchell County Woman Moves into Her New Home

On a perfect Sunday afternoon in late August, against the great green expanse of the North Carolina mountains, Cherrie Patrick celebrated a dream that she admits she never thought could come true: The dedication of a pretty new home for her and her two youngest sons.  “I was born and raised right here in Spruce … Continue reading Her Dream Comes True ~ Mitchell County Woman Moves into Her New Home »

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Turning from Despair to Hope, Perquimans County Couple Move into Their New Home

Standing in the kitchen of her new home in Hertford, Rebecca Lyens recalled the day in 2013 that life took a turn toward despair for her and her husband, Mike..  She noticed that he was driving unsteadily. Having trouble seeing, he told her; something was in his left eye, perhaps. She took over the wheel that … Continue reading Turning from Despair to Hope, Perquimans County Couple Move into Their New Home »

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Their Deeds Speak Louder than Words: A Pender County Family is Grateful for Their New Home

Tony Thurston is a working man whose deeds speak louder than his words.  At the dedication of his family’s new home in Hampstead on June 23, he struggled with his emotions before, almost bashfully, thanking the people of Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity and the many volunteers who had worked on the house. So it fell to … Continue reading Their Deeds Speak Louder than Words: A Pender County Family is Grateful for Their New Home »

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Against All Odds: Buncombe County Family Become First Time Homeowners

“I want my mistakes, actions, and achievements to show my boys that you can accomplish anything with hard work, no matter what background you come from” ~ From Dianna Lester’s application letter  Dianna Lester is living proof that a person’s past doesn’t have to dictate her future. Growing up in poverty as the child of … Continue reading Against All Odds: Buncombe County Family Become First Time Homeowners »

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New home for the Hernandez family: Habitat for Humanity breaks ground on latest project

SARATOGA — Peace and quiet. That’s what future homeowner Julie Hernandez looks forward to when she and her family move into Wilson’s newest Habitat for Humanity house. “We were offered several lots for the house,” Hernandez said, “and when we found one out in the country, we said yes. I like the woods.” The woods … Continue reading New home for the Hernandez family: Habitat for Humanity breaks ground on latest project »

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A Simple Ceremony Provides New Security for Montgomery County Family

The keys that were passed to Mechelle and Greg Goins on Saturday, June 10, were familiar ones that fit a familiar house. But the simple ceremony signaled a new security for the Goins family in a house they have called home for nine years. In 2012, late on a fateful Thanksgiving Day, the Goins family’s … Continue reading A Simple Ceremony Provides New Security for Montgomery County Family »

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Onslow SECU Challenge Brings 97th Home to Crystal Coast Habitat

  For Joy Mattocks, the road to home ownership was short but intense. On foot, her new Habitat for Humanity house will be a few doors down from the home she and her two children have shared with her mother, Diana Hill, in a rural patch of Onslow County. On the calendar, it has been … Continue reading Onslow SECU Challenge Brings 97th Home to Crystal Coast Habitat »

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An Act of God’s Grace – Lenoir County Couple Receive Keys to their New Home

    On Feb. 7, as they took the keys of their new Habitat for Humanity home in La Grange, Bobby and Regina McDonald were as comfortable together as any couple with a long and happy marriage. They looked out for each other, one filling the gaps in the other’s life skills; a union. But … Continue reading An Act of God’s Grace – Lenoir County Couple Receive Keys to their New Home »

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LOVE AT FIRST BUILD

Couples meet in many ways: at work, online, through mutual friends. Rob and April, however, met laying bricks during an A Brush with Kindness repair project in Chapel Hill. “I remember it being a crazy hot day,” recalls April, “I got my umbrella out of my trunk to shade us as he laid the bricks … Continue reading LOVE AT FIRST BUILD »

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