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Pineville is a town in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina located between Charlotte and York County, South Carolina. It is perhaps most famous as the birthplace of James Knox Polk. It is mostly a quiet town, but it does have some industries; the Cone Mills textile plant was until recently here,... (More Info and Source) Pineville Real Estate

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Rob Ford receives well wishes after rare cancer diagnosis

For the past two years or so, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's critics have made him the butt of countless jokes. His admitted drug and alcohol problems, crass speaking style and several high-profile gaffes have made him the go-to politician for ridicule. (Video via YouTube / deadmau5)

But Wednesday's news put a stop to all that.

Dr. Zane Cohen announced that Rob Ford will begin chemotherapy this week for liposarcoma — a malignant tumor that is extremely rare. He also said the tumor is about 5 inches by 5 inches in size. 

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CRYSTAL GOOMANSINGH ON GLOBAL NEWS: "This is very rare and we heard the doctor really kind of drive home this message that its a tumor not attached to an organ, but rather the fatty tissue cells." 

This news comes only a few days after Ford announced he was dropping out of the upcoming mayoral race due to "medical issues," which many outlets reported as a tumor in his abdomen. 

Ford was the recipient of an outpouring of well-wishes from local politicians — even opponents — and Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper

Rob Ford's brother, Doug Ford, who will be running for mayor of Toronto in his brother's place, said in a statement to the Toronto Star, "Rob will beat this." 

Cohen says Ford will undergo two rounds of chemotherapy, which will last longer than a month. Doctors will then review how Ford has responded to the treatment. 

This video includes images from Getty Images. 

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 01:26:31 -0400

Man shot in attack in broad daylight

Police in East Spencer worked Wednesday to find the person who shot a man in broad daylight.

The victim was walking on Gerard Street Tuesday afternoon when someone shot him in the leg.

He was rushed to the hospital for treatment.

Police were interviewing witnesses to piece together a description of the shooter.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 01:07:20 -0400

Scotland's independence vote: A recap of the big issues

Will they stay or will they go? Scottish voters head to the polls Thursday to weigh in on a referendum that, if passed, could break up the United Kingdom. 

There's been a lot of discussion over the past year on the challenges Scotland will face if it chooses to go it alone. Here's a quick recap of the big issues.

For starters, what currency will the new country use?

GEORGE OSBOURNE VIA THE TELEGRAPH: "If Scotland walks away from the U.K., it walks away from the U.K. pound."

The "Yes" camp says Scotland should be able to keep using the pound like it does now, but English officials say that won't happen. Scotland could keep using the pound without English support, but it wouldn't have a say in things like interest rates and borrowing costs.

CNN spelled out Scotland's other options: starting its own currency or joining the Euro, both of which have the potential to take a long time and be a severe drag on the economy.

Speaking of the economy, the independence camp has said it will attract investments with a new, lower corporate tax rate.

But Scotland's financial institutions have threatened to relocate their headquarters to London if the "yes" vote comes out on top.

Prominent economists like Paul Krugman and leaders like former U.S. President Bill Clinton have warned independence carries a large risk of wrecking Scotland's economy and finances.

But maybe North Sea oil will help. An independent Scotland would be able to reap the full benefits of the oil drilled off its coasts, though critics say "yes" campaigners overestimate oil revenue.

How about defense? The debate has seen its fair share of hyperbole, from a Business Insider article on the threat of Russian submarine invasion to a passionate back and forth on whether independence dishonors Scots who died fighting for the U.K.

How about the National Health Service? A confidential report given to the BBC this week said an independent Scotland would face a 400-million-pound shortfall right off the bat. 

As you can see, there are a lot of issues to be straightened out if the "yes" vote wins. There's also a lot of uncertainty, which is one of the main critiques of going it alone.

As for where the voters stand on the issue, The Washington Post got their hands on numerous September polls in Scotland showing pretty narrow margins but giving a slight edge to the "no" vote.

This video includes images from Getty Images.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:21:21 -0400

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