RC Native returns from devastated Puerto Rico

FOREST CITY, N.C. —A Rutherford County native who has lived in Puerto Rico since 2014 has returned to his family home  after hurricanes Irma and crippled the island.

Dr. Stephen Hughes and Dr. Alesandra Morales Vélez, both faculty at University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, were able to flee the island on the first of only two commercial flights that have departed from the Aguadilla region since Maria struck.

Hughes reminded all that Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens and the crisis on the island is a US humanitarian crisis. He also suggests any donation you can make to: unitedforpuertorico.com