News Center 22 10/12/17

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The Daily News reports

During the Oct. 9 Pineville City Council meeting, the issue of the Lighthouse Ministries Safe Haveen Shelter was yet again raised by the council.

Since last reported on, the owner of the shelter, Darrel Lowe of Lighthouse Ministries, has sought to sell the shelter to any interested party to help assuage the issues that have remained present in Pineville due to the influx of homeless.

Mayor Scott Madon continues to receive calls to his office reporting on unsavory activity of the homeless present in the city.

Madon and the council expressed that they know the problem is not just relegated to the shelter, but they do feel that removing the shelter from the downtown area would help to stymie many of the issues present.

This meeting is televised on MCTV22 on Tuesday evening at 10pm.

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According to District Attorney General Jared Effler, Campbell county ranks number three in the nation for opioid prescriptions per capita.

Campbell County Sheriff Robbie Goins said the reality of the problem is heartbreaking. He said 98 percent of people in his jail have some connection to prescription pills.

Goins said this is the most difficult challenge he has faced during his time in law enforcement.

Goins said there are numerous drug programs offered in jail and the drug task force is working endlessly, but it’s just not enough to keep up with the amount of prescriptions being written and the number of pills circulating the county.

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On Friday, October 13, from 2-4pm, Appalachian Massage in Pineville will have a breast cancer awareness day.
They will also be having FREE 10 min massages for ALL cancer survivors and for those that are currently battling cancer. (Minus certain cancers that massage is contraindicated)
They will have a drawing for a gift basket, as well as serving finger foods.
There will also be FREE handouts about breast cancer, and massages for cancer.
Our special guest will be cancer overcomer, Sherry Lindsay!
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Updated: October 11, 2017 — 9:42 PM
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