It's a privilege to be a reporter

Published: Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 01:54 PM.

It was just after noon when the fire alarm went off. A few minutes later, I was standing in a yard with a home fully ablaze when the Havelock Fire and Rescue Department pulled 2-year-old Dylan Burkett from the inferno, saving the boy’s life.

Again, the hair stood up on the back of my neck and I, like those others who witnessed it, had a hard time fighting back tears of joy over what we’d just seen.

That night, before bed, I paused to thank God that the day was one of a life saved instead of a life lost.

And once again, I thanked God for giving me the honor and privilege of being a reporter.

Drew C. Wilson is a reporter/photographer with the Havelock News. He can be reached at 444-1999 or at 

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