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Lake Wylie resident Leslie Norris is recovering after being bitten by a copperhead snake. "It was probably the worst pain I've ever felt in my life," said Norris. Norris described the moment she was bittenMore >>
Lake Wylie resident Leslie Norris is recovering after being bitten by a copperhead snake.More >>
Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:13 AM EDT2014-04-23 11:13:19 GMT
Hundreds of registered Democrats in Rowan County are switching their party affiliation ahead of the May primary. Does it signal a philosophical change in political thinking, or something else? AccordingMore >>
According to many in the county, it's a deliberate move to try and oust the more conservative candidates for Rowan County Commission, including Chairman Jim Sides.More >>
Editor's Note: This is the fifth story in a six part series where we introduce you to Charlotte breast cancer survivors. It's in preparation as we count down to the annual Komen Charlotte "Race For The Cure" on Oct. 6th.
Vertina Newman lost her mom 10 years ago to breast cancer.
"I come from a really small North Carolina town," she told Anchor Molly Grantham. "We didn't have all the information we have here in Charlotte and surrounding areas. When I moved here and I saw all the research and information, I immediately got involved with Komen Charlotte."
Vertina's mom, Eunice Marrow, found her own lump. It turned out to be triple negative, a very tough type of breast cancer. Eunice went into remission briefly, but it came back in her blood stream and after a long three-year battle, Eunice lost the fight.
"My mother always had great strength," said Vertina. "She always fought. I picked up her fight when she died so other people won't have to fight so hard."
October 6th will be Vertina's 7th Charlotte "Race for the Cure".
"The best thing to know is we're fighting for an end to breast cancer," she said. "I love ‘Race for the Cure', but if we didn't have to having one anymore, that would be the best thing because that means breast cancer has been eliminated."
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