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Isle writer abused as youth finds release and recognition

  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Brandy Dobson, middle, and husband Clifton, right, with children Dylan, 24, and Malik, 20, in back, and Alexandra, 12, Payton-Jordan, 10, and Layla, 14, are pictured at Waiau District Park on Aug. 31. Brandy Dobson was chosen as a 2017 Portz Scholar by the National Collegiate Honors Council.

On the strength of her writing, Brandy Dobson became one of four students chosen nationally as a 2017 Portz Scholar by the National Collegiate Honors Council. She will present her story, “A Murmur in the Weeds: A Memoir,” in Atlanta in November. Read more

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