Cancer patients get help with treatment thanks to fire company’s fundraiser 

The Franklinville Volunteer Fire Company launched a fundraising venture with the Virtua Foundation this week as a means of helping those in Gloucester County affected by cancer. The Franklinville company was prompted by several cancer-related tragedies over the last two years, to look for a means of helping people access treatment for cancer in Gloucester County. The…

Pregnant and diagnosed with cancer, Dexter woman delivers healthy baby

It was one of the happiest times of her life, a Dexter woman learned she was going to have a second baby. But just a couple months into her pregnancy a potentially deadly diagnosis: stage three breast cancer. But her story became one of strength, hope and love. Source: Pregnant and diagnosed with cancer, Dexter…

Homeless veteran pedals to raise funds for vets pets group

  Homeless veteran Harold Palmquist says he’s confident he’ll rejoin the workforce one day. For now, he is happy with his life, bicycling across the country with his canine pal, Daisy, and raising money for the veterans organization that helped the traveling duo. Palmquist, 48, passed through Elizabeth City on Saturday and stopped at Mariners’…

Firefighter with Asperger’s teaches peers about autism awareness

When Courtney Mills hops into the fire truck, she brings a different perspective along for the ride. The 21-year-old volunteer firefighter from Nova Scotia has Asperger syndrome, a developmental disorder on the high-functioning end of the autism spectrum that may be characterized by a difficulty with social interactions. It’s a fact Mills gladly shares, with…

Daymond John on why he went public with cancer diagnosis

The decision to go public with his thyroid cancer diagnosis was easy for Daymond John. “I wanted to talk about it because we often see people in the news, like my dear friend Big Ang, after it was too late,” John, 48, tells Us Weekly. Big Ang died in February 2016 after a battle with…

Homeless veteran biking across country for charity 

Homeless veteran Harold Palmquist has traveled over 5,000 on his bike with his dog Daisy. Palmquist is raising money for Veterans and Their Pets. The group helped him keep his dog when he wasn’t allowed to bring her into a shelter. “They fostered my dog for me,” he said. “They kept us together, so she had her homeless shelter,…

Record gift from GameStop executive delivers big for Make-a-Wish 

Amy and Robert Lloyd have made a historic gift of $750,000 to Make-a-Wish North Texas, the largest single donation since the chapter was established in 1982. As executive vice president and chief financial officer of GameStop, Robert Lloyd also has encouraged the company’s longtime support of the charity, whose board he serves on. “Wishes are…