An aunt’s determination to give 11-year-old boy a better life

Posted: December 14, 2015

By Greg Barnes, staff writer

Doris Patterson isn’t proud of her teenage years. She hung out with the wrong crowd and quit school in the 11th grade. Her mistake is one repeated too often in Fayetteville’s poorest neighborhoods. Here, poverty is handed down from one generation to the next and success stories can seem an unlikely narrative.

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