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Brown honored for service to Relay

HAMPTON - For Robert Brown, surviving cancer just wasn't enough. He set out to help others beat the dreaded "C" word.
"I don't want anybody to ever have to hear the words ‘You've got cancer'," said Brown. "That day the doctor told me I had cancer was probably the worst experience of my life. I don't think anyone would wish that on anybody."
The Relay For Life team captain for Hampton First Baptist Church for several years, Brown was honored with the local Relay's "Outstanding Service Award" at the Survivor's Luncheon held May 1 at Open Arms Fellowship.

Let's get ready to Relay!

VARNVILLE - Where can you step back into a time machine and cruise through the Jurassic era, the Middle Ages, and the Wild, Wild West before blasting Cancer To The Moon, all with just a few laps around a high school track?
At the Relay For Life of Hampton County, which kicks off at 7 p.m. Friday at the Wade Hampton High School track field, that's where.

Faith sustained cancer survivor

It says in the Bible if you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you can move a mountain.
"I had that mustard seed faith I guess and every day I would get up and I would say the joy of the Lord is my strength," said local cancer survivor Audrey Hopkins.
Hopkins, the daughter of a pastor, used faith to sustain her as she battled ovarian cancer in 2003 and thyroid cancer in 2008. Right now she is cancer free and she gives God all the credit.
"I was never scared," said Hopkins. "I just had faith in God. I knew if I kept the faith, healing would come."

Estill Museum holds dedication

If you like good things in small packages, then you probably attended the dedication ceremony of the Estill Museum on April 22.
Curator Becky Elliott and Registrar Sara Hanna held the dedication and dedicated the museum to the Town of Estill and its people.
"These girls gave 110 percent," said Mary Eleanor Bowers, who was instrumental in saving the museum that used to be the Estill Town Hall. "It's way beyond my expectations-way beyond what I could have imagined."

Relay's goal: Make Cancer History

Hampton County is about to engage in an historic battle with cancer - from the Jurassic era all the way through the pages of time to the Wild, Wild, West.
The theme of the 2010 Relay For Life is "Let's Make Cancer History!" and the annual event will be held on May 14-15 at the Wade Hampton High track field, with opening ceremonies to begin at 7 p.m.

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