The head of North Carolina's transportation department is honoring three state workers who saved a sleeping father and son from their burning McDowell County home.
State Transportation Secretary Tony Tata is honoring Ricky Bradley, Chris Painter and Jason Ray during Thursday's state transportation board meeting in Raleigh.
The McDowell News reports the three workers were fixing the pavement on the road near Paul Robinson's home in Marion when they saw the fire last month.
Marion Fire Chief Jim Neal says Robinson and his son were asleep inside. Two of the DOT workers rushed inside with a fire extinguisher they had on their truck. Neal says they found the blaze was more intense than they could fight themselves, so the workers broke out a window to help them escape.
Saturday, April 12 2014 6:07 AM EDT2014-04-12 10:07:09 GMT
An incredible photo snapped Saturday at the iconic Pipeline on Oahu's North Shore is going viral. A mother humpback whale and her calf were cruising just offshore when a set rolled in. J.T. Gray of North
An incredible photo snapped Saturday at the iconic Pipeline on Oahu's North Shore is going viral.