Your favorite People Taking Action stories from the past year

Posted at 7:00 PM, May 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-23 12:32:11-04

Each year, News 3 and our community partners at Southern Bank honor 12 of our People Taking Action award winners from the past year who had the most-clicked stories on

One of those recipients will receive our annual People Taking Action Humanitarian Award. That winner will receive a $2,500 gift certificate to book a vacation, plus a $1,000 donation from Southern Bank to the charity of their choice.

Check out the stories below, a winner will be announced at the ceremony on June 14!

April 2017: 

Norfolk drill sergeant and coach inspires, motivates students

May 2017:

Kitten rescued by three men after being thrown off bridge in North Carolina

June 2017: 

Virginia Beach teacher honored for her work with Operation Smile club

July 2017: 

People Taking Action: Virginia Beach mom uses plastic bags to help the homeless

August 2017: 

People Taking Action: Peninsula couple gives man a thousand dollars after he was scammed

September 2017: 

bus driver 1

Norfolk bus driver making a difference in students’ lives

October 2017: 

People Taking Action: Local fitness club owner fights back tears when surprised with award!

November 2017:

Navy mom raises money to help kids get hot lunches in Norfolk

December 2017: 

People Taking Action: Ice Rink worker creates holiday magic for a complete stranger

January 2018: 

People Taking Action: Local hardware store owner helps homeless man in the bitter cold!

February 2018: 

People Taking Action: Rescue divers brave frigid waters to keep plungers safe!

March 2018: 

People Taking Action: Smithfield resident comes to the rescue after his neighbor loses her beloved pup