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Byline: Carol Hazard
Mar. 23--A local fund to help families of victims in the terrorist attacks has passed the half-million-dollar mark.
The original goal was to collect $100,000.
"The money kept coming in," said Keith West, president of the September 11th Victims' Relief Fund. "It has slowed down in the last couple of months, but it's still coming in."
The fund -- now at about $525,000 -- has brought in money from all over the world, West said.
It is backed by companies such as LeClair Ryan, Capital One Financial Corp. and Carter Ryley Thomas Public Relations and Marketing. All have members on the fund's board.
With a …