107-year-old Sonoma County war hero and philanthropist celebrated

A swing band and dozens of well-wishers celebrated a war hero and a Sonoma County philanthropist’s 107th birthday on Saturday afternoon. SANTA ROSA — A swing band and dozens of well-wishers celebrated a war hero and a Sonoma County philanthropist’s 107th birthday on Saturday afternoon. Albert Maggini actually turned 107 on Monday, September 5th. But…

A True Hero: Student killed in UNCC shooting praised for fighting gunman

Howell was from Waynesville, North Carolina, a city in the western part of the state near the junction where the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky mountains meet. A student athlete who ran cross-country and played soccer in high school, Howell also participated in Evironthons — events designed to raise awareness about climate issues. A close…