Good News: Sisters, and the best of friends

By Kristen Hampton - bio l email

STATESVILLE, NC (WBTV) - Leona Newman and Nettie Campbell have lived together for the past 50 years.

The two sisters were inseparable the whole 5 decades, until Leona broke her leg and had to stay in a nursing home.

"They would let her talk to me on the phone and she'd cry, you know, wanting me to come home. I'd say Nettie, I'll be there someday," Leona says about the heartbreaking phone calls from her sister.

Leona is 93, her big sister is 101. The two share a bond that only get stronger with age. They live together again in a Statesville assisted living home.

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