A local dermatologist performed free skin cancer screenings for residents Wednesday. Dr. Beverly Held had the free screenings all day for those who signed up at her office on South Staples, near Holly.

55 patients underwent the free screening.

Patients were examined from the top of their head to their feet, and if anything suspicious was found they are told to have those spots checked for cancer.

If you would like a free skin cancer screening, call their offices at 361-993-3190 or visit their website, www.drbeverly.net.