DUBLIN — Heather Long Smith of Tar Heel graduated on May 12 from Bladen Community College with two degrees, one with honors, and is now a state certified registered nurse.
Smith and her husband Jerry are the parents of three boys ages 17, 14 and 10.
“Her family is very proud of her accomplishment,” said Smith’s mother. “And her faith in God was her strongest virtue.
“As a parent, we cannot tell her enough how proud we are,” she continued, “and her husband, boys and brothers truly showed their love for their wife, mom and sister during her education.
“I hope this inspires other people so they will know love, family and faith can get them through hard times,” she said.