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Last day to register and receive a T-shirt

Hike to Health registrants who sign up for the hike on Saturday, Oct. 23 at Chimney Rock by TODAY will receive a Hike to Health T-shirt. Call 1-866-790-WELL to register. Registration for Hike to Health will remain open until, Wednesday, Oct. 20.  If you register after today, you may still have the chance to receive a T-shirt, but we cannot guarantee this and sizes will be limited.  If you want a T-shirt, be sure to sign up today!  Cost is $15 per hiker, children 10 and under are free.  Come for Hike to Health at 9 a.m. and receive giveaways and healthy refreshments.  Stay after and enjoy Chimney Rock State Park, the colorful fall leaves, and several trail options. Stop in the Sky Lounge Gift Shop and Deli overlooking Lake Lure for a sandwich or salad before you leave.  The gift shop also offers local mountain crafts, foods, music, CDs and books for purchase. Register by calling 1-866-790-WELL.

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Pardee support group crucial to cancer victims

“After I cried at the doctor’s office, I came over and it was a matter of her putting a positive spin on things. Basically, it was ‘we can get through this,’ and talked about the support group,” Pratt said." http://www.blueridgenow.com/article/20101013/ARTICLES/10131007

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County to discuss potential Pardee sale - Times-News article

Here is a link to the story: http://www.blueridgenow.com/article/20101014/ARTICLES/10141027 "A day after the medical staff and leadership of Pardee Hospital voiced their opposition to behind-the-scenes consideration of a possible sale of the county hospital, Henderson County Board of Commissioners Chairman Bill Moyer moved quickly Wednesday to schedule a discussion Oct. 20 at the board’s next meeting."

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Times-News article: Community asset should not be sold

Here is the link to www.blueridgenow.com: http://www.blueridgenow.com/article/20101013/ARTICLES/10131012 "It is our understanding that the Board of County Commissioners is giving serious consideration to the possible sale of Pardee Hospital to outside interests. We believe you, the residents of Henderson County, should be fully informed of a possible action that would probably affect you and your family — now and in the future."

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Pardee sale worries doctors

Here is a link to a Times-News story: http://www.blueridgenow.com/article/20101013/NEWS/101019955 "Concerned that attempts are being made behind the scenes to orchestrate the purchase of Pardee Hospital, the county hospital's medical staff wants the public to know that it would oppose any sale."

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