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Belmont is a city located in Gaston County, North Carolina. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 8,705. Belmont is home to Belmont Abbey College. (More Info and Source) Belmont Real Estate

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Minor league GM gets public prostate exam

(AP) There was as much attention on the press box as on the field at the Myrtle Beach Pelicans minor league baseball game as team's general manager had a public prostate exam.

During the seventh inning stretch of Thursday's game, Andy Milovich bent over with his head out the press box window singing "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" as the exam was performed as part of Prostate Awareness Night.

Milovich had the exam as part of a challenge with a 10-year-old boy suffering from brain cancer who has a Facebook page about his fight. Milovich agreed to have the exam if the page got 10,000 "likes," a number reached Monday.

Milovich said it was an odd night in minor league baseball but also was one of the most important.

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:15:55 -0400

Boy with brain tumor receives thousands of birthday cards

A Massachusetts boy with an inoperable brain tumor has had a wish granted thanks to national attention generated on social media

Danny Nickerson, of Foxboro, simply wanted cards for his sixth birthday Friday. And well-wishers came through in a big way.

According to the Sun-Chronicle newspaper, the support so far has been overwhelming. He has already received more than 30,000 cards, 1,000 packages and more than 24,000 'likes' ...  and he can expect many more as well-wishers have taken to social media to share his story and wish.

Danny's birthday is July 25, and all cards can be sent to the Nickerson's home addressed to Danny himself: Danny Nickerson, P.O. Box 212, Foxboro, MA 02035. More information is available on the Danny's Warriors Facebook page.

Here is a look at just some of the  social media posts around Danny's wish, compiled by the Sun-Chronicle:

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:09:30 -0400

Officials: Man dead in Burke Co. motel fire

Officials said a man has died after he was rushed to the hospital after a fire broke out at a Burke County motel early Friday morning.

Guests at Lowman’s Motor Court on U.S. Highway 70 in Hildebran woke up to smoke just before 7 a.m. and tried to use a hose to put out the flames that were coming from one room.

Firefighters arrived a short time later and were able to pull a man from that room.

He was then rushed to Frye Regional Medical Center where he died, according to the fire chief. His name has not been released.

"I was asleep and when I came out I saw the smoke. First thing I thought was grab the garden hose," said Joshua Morton, a motel guest.

Investigators have not said yet how the fire started.

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:01:23 -0400

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