While the nation and the world are mourning the deaths of the victims of Friday's horrific Connecticut school shootings a local couple are grieving a much more personal loss.  WKTV is reporting that a Sherrill couple, Jack and Kathy Radley of Sherrill are the grandparents of victim 6-year-old James Mattioli. His mother, Cynthia Mattioli (Radley) is a native of the the city.

Mayor William Vineall has reached out to the family and said the city is ready to help them when they call for it.

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President Obama will be traveling to Newtown today to meet with the families of the victims as well as the first responders.