Wednesday, March 5 2014 9:33 PM EST2014-03-06 02:33:02 GMT
The journey of a thousand pairs of worn out running shoes, for Bill Shires, started 28 years ago with a single challenge from his high school basketball coach. "Anytime an adult challenges you, you feelMore >>
The journey of a thousand pairs of worn out running shoes, for Bill Shires, started 28 years ago with a single challenge from his high school basketball coach.More >>
Thursday, March 6 2014 10:26 PM EST2014-03-07 03:26:27 GMT
The possibility of another round of winter weather is in the forecast over the next 48 hours. WBTV Meteorologist Al Conklin says we'll see thickening clouds on Thursday, but it will remain rain free forMore >>
The possibility of another round of winter weather is in the forecast over the next 48 hours.More >>
Wednesday, March 5 2014 11:37 PM EST2014-03-06 04:37:30 GMT
A Fort Mill mom wants to send a message to parents after she caught her 15-year-old daughter having sex with a man who she met on a popular social media site. The man claimed to be a teenager. The motherMore >>
A Fort Mill mom wants to send a message to parents after she caught her 15-year-old daughter having sex with a man who she met on a popular social media site.More >>
Thursday, March 6 2014 11:26 AM EST2014-03-06 16:26:13 GMT
The Diocese of Charlotte Catholic Schools has hired an independent auditing firm to review the bank accounts of Charlotte Catholic High School. The review comes after an independent organization, TheMore >>
The Diocese of Charlotte Catholic Schools has hired an independent auditing firm to review the bank accounts of Charlotte Catholic High School.More >>
Thursday, March 6 2014 11:59 AM EST2014-03-06 16:59:16 GMT
A police situation has shutdown Interstate 77 in Statesville. The interstate is closed in both directions between exits 49 and 50, according to NCDOT. Troopers with the NC Highway Patrol say a man isMore >>
Interstate 77 was briefly shut down Thursday morning in Statesville after a man threatened to jump from a bridge.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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