Our "HERO NEXT DOOR" $5,000 scholarship winner is Kelsey Harrison. Congratulations Kelsey from the First Coast News family.
Hero Next Door
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Beverly McClain looks at the Families for Slain Children building, and thinks about how she arrived here.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Would you like free money to go to college? How about a chance at winning $5,000 dollars? It's all part of the First Coast News Hero Next Door scholarships and time is of the essence if you still want to apply.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- 36-year old Jay Harris, fashion designer and owner
of the Straight and Narrow store in downtown Jacksonville, is living
Anthony Stinson, 51, grew up in Jacksonville's Grand Park neighborhood during the 70's and 80's and now he's on a mission to reduce crime in the neighborhood.
BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- In Georgia, one in four women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. That's according to the Georgia Commission on Family Violence.
Posted on Vivian Bradford's wall are the pictures of her students. Bradford, who's a guidance counselor at Ribault High School, has helped many students get into college.
ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- Twelve-year old Sam Franzini and his dog Charlie are inseparable.
Dr. James Chamberlain and his parishioners at Christ Walk Church have been helping those in their community see clearer since 2009.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Rob Kuhl, who's been an active duty Coast Guard member for the last 24 years, knows first hand what the men and women of the military go through.
See how one local family is raising four legged friends to help disabled military veterans.
ORANGE PARK, Fla. -- Two years ago this month, Cindy Wolinski started her "Changing Hearts Food Mission" charity.
ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. -- Tammy McGuire is a First Coast woman whose life
mission is to help every child in Northeast Florida who's in outer home
care, foster care, relative care or non-relative care.
Child abuse is a heart-wrenching and appalling crime that most of us hope we never have to witness. More than a million children are victims of child abuse and neglect each year, according to state child protective service agencies, and many victims don't receive help because they are not reported to the system.
First Coast News was tipped off that some students at the Christ's Church Academy are trying to go to Minnesota for a national competition, but they need money to get there.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- This week is a time to count our blessings and if
birthday parties are a nice thing at your house, maybe you can help with
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Navy Veteran Steve Burnett says he found a solution to being unemployed. He bought a Tasti D-Lite franchise, opened it in Riverside on Park Street, and saved more than $7,000 on the franchise fee through a program for veterans called VetFran.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Glistening bronze and crisp white stone now mark the entrance to Sandalwood High School.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A vacuum cleaner drowns out the silence as Kara Anderson makes her way across the room.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Bruce Dempsey remembers his father through pictures and tokens.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Triple amputee and marine from Jacksonville Tyler Southern, opens up about his injury and the after effects. Never a complainer, Tyler is excited about what's new at his home.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Heroes helping heroes. In this week's Hero Central, local photographers are making sure military families remember their heartwarming moments.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- As Zykirria Simpson pulls a bow across her violin, she dreams of playing with a professional orchestra.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The grinding of Michelle Chance-Sangthong's juicer is a daily reminder of healthy choices.
MANDARIN, Fla. -- Although the demand has grown, the food bank has still managed to provide through donations and hard work.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- It was a busy morning at the Clara White Mission as people unloaded dozens of boxes full of warmth for those who need it.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The non-profit organization teams families up with photographers for two free photo sessions that capture precious memories.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Bring a new, unwrapped toy to the Christmas Made in the South show this weekend for the First Coast News Hero Toy Drive.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- It's something most children take for granted: a bed to sleep on.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A First Coast woman is proving dreams do come true with hard work and faith.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- On May 28, 2011, a First Coast woman lost a lifetime of memories in a house fire.
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- It's the gift of support for those serving our country.