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Caldwell Serving Caldwell County North Carolina

Volume 3, Issue 28


Thursday, April 13, 2017

Cody becomes a Police Officer for one day GRANITE FALLS, NC (April 5, 2017)…The Granite Falls Police Department swore in a new police officer on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. This new officer’s name is Cody Roark. He was given the awesome honor of being a police officer for one day. He has down syndrome, autism, congenital heart disease and severe scoliosis. He is currently in heart failure and renal failure and see’s a cardiologist monthly as he is symptomatic. Cody has a bucket list and being a cop for a day is one of the items on his list. It can now be crossed off! Cody’s mom says he has been telling them about fifteen times a day that he is a cop. Cody’s parents cannot thank the Granite Falls Police Department enough for their compassion and willingness to give Cody such an honor. “The Granite Falls Police Department is amazing!” stated Cody’s mom and “Cody had a blast!!!” Continued on page 2…

Shuford Yarns makes donation to the Grace Chapel Fire Department GRANITE FALLS, NC (March 24, 2017)…Grace Chapel Fire Department received a very generous donation from Shuford Yarns of Dudley Shoals to assist the department with purchasing lifesaving Industrial Science five gas monitoring devices. These new devices will help limit exposure of firefighters to Hydrogen Cyanide (HCN). HCN has been coined as one of the “Evil Twins” that firefighters encounter, the other being Carbon Monoxide. HCN is 35 times more toxic than CO. Grace Chapel Fire Department Captain Travis Davenport has been heading up the purchase of these new devices. Davenport is a full-time City of Charlotte Firefighter and has experience with these devices. Chief Bryan Edwards and Captain Travis Davenport are very excited and thankful to be able to purchase these new life-saving devices. Grace Chapel Fire Department will be the first fire department in Caldwell County to utilize this technology. Continued on page 3…

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Cody becomes a Police Officer for one day Continued from page 1…

As you will see in the photos below, Cody makes an arrest too (a mock arrest)…Photo at bottom. “Cody is my heart first and foremost. He is a beautiful wonderful little boy with more medical problems than anyone ever should have to face. We fight every day to make sure he has the best life possible. We don’t know how long we will have him. Thank you to the Granite Falls Police Department for making one of his dreams come true!” Starr Bowers (Cody’s Mom) Please pray for Cody and his family. And, visit his GoFundMe page and donate if you can. Check out the Facebook post by the Granite Falls Police Department: posts/999107083554219

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Shuford Yarns makes donation to the Grace Chapel Fire Department Continued from page 1...


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“The Grace Chapel Fire Department is honored to announce the donation from Shuford Yarns presented to Captain Travis Davenport for the purchase of an Industrial Science five gas monitoring devices. This device is linked to state of the art technology that not only will be used to monitor IDLH environments but to limit exposure of firefighters to Hydrogen Cyanide. HCN has been linked to firefighter cancer at an increased rate. The devices will also allow incident commanders to monitor gas readings "real time" during use from the command post. Along with built in firefighter down features alerts other firefighters to change in environments. Not only are we honored but blessed to have industry and owners that give back to the community but care about the safety of the responders.”…as stated by the GCFD. “Exposure to smaller concentrations can initially cause respiratory activation — manifested by rapid breathing and tachycardia — in an attempt to compensate for lack of oxygen. Early manifestations include headache, anxiety, blurry vision and loss of judgment. As cyanide accumulates further, signs and symptoms of poisoning reflect the effects of oxygen deprivation on the heart and brain. These include cardiac dysrhythmias, seizure, coma and death. The time between exposure and incapacitation or death is typically minutes, but varies depending on the concentration of cyanide and other toxicants.” — Obrien, DJ, Walsh, DW, Cyanide and Smoke Inhalation, 2010 In above photo: GCFD Captain Travis Davenport receiving donation from Shuford Yarns representative Mike Bradshaw.

Tex Mex Zucchini Lasagna Ingredients

kosher salt 1/2 lb. lasagna noodles 1 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 small onion, chopped 1/2 tsp. cumin 1 10-oz. can enchilada sauce 1 14-oz. can crushed tomatoes 1/4 c. freshly chopped parsley, plus more for garnish 1 lb. sliced Pepper Jack 2 large zucchinis, thinly sliced 16 oz. whole-milk ricotta


Preheat oven to 375º. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook pasta according to package directions until al dente, less 2 minutes. Drain and drizzle with olive oil to prevent noodles from sticking together. Meanwhile, in a large pot over medium-high heat, heat 1 teaspoon olive oil. Cook garlic, onions, cumin, and salt, stirring, 3 to 4 minutes. Add enchilada sauce, crushed tomatoes, and parsley, and stir until warmed through, then turn off heat. In a large casserole dish, spread a thin layer of sauce, a single layer of lasagna noodles, a single layer of pepper jack, a single layer of zucchini, and a layer of ricotta mixture; repeat layers. Top last layer of noodles with zucchini and pepper jack. Cover with foil and bake, 15 minutes, then increase temperature to 400º and bake uncovered for 20 minutes. Garnish with parsley and serve.


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Reunion for Granite Falls High School students and teachers GRANITE FALLS, NC (April 2, 2017)…The Fourth Annual Dining with the Demons (DWTD) will be held Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the Caldwell County Fairgrounds on Hwy 321 in Lenoir. Doors will open at 11 a. m. Lunch will begin at noon. The event is a reunion for persons who attended Granite Falls High School and for persons who taught there. There is no charge, but attendees should bring a covered dish or two for the potluck meal. To help defray costs, organizers are accepting donations and selling GFHS logo t-shirts and caps. They will accept orders for caps and t-shirts through Monday, April 10th. For more information, check out the Dining with the Demons 2017 Facebook page or call Carolyn Whisnant at 828-381-9597. You may also inquire at Terry's Insurance located in the Granite Falls Drug Center Building on Falls Avenue in Granite Falls.

Sugar Mountain Resort’s Summit Crawl and Classic Car Cruise-in SUGAR MOUNTAIN, NC (April 11, 2017)…Saturday, July 1 Sugar Mountain Resort will host its first annual Summit Crawl and Classic Car Cruise-in. Run, hike, or crawl as fast as you can to Sugar Mountain’s 5,300’ peak by way of the Easy Street, Gunther’s Way, and Northridge slopes. Summit Crawl registration is available anytime online, or in person Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., through Friday, June 30 at Sugar Mountain Resort. Entry fee includes a t-shirt and downhill transportation on the Summit Express lift. Start time is 10 a.m. Cruise into Sugar Mountain Resort with your classic car or truck, which must be 25 years old or older, and park it in the classic car parking area before 9 a.m. If you’d like, send an RSVP to to let us know that you’ll be showing off your treasure. Summit Express lift rides will operate for the public from 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. and live music will play from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase and the Sugar Mountain Sports Shop will be open too. For more information call 800-SUGAR-MT or visit

Annual Grief Camp Offers Children Help with Loss LENOIR, NC (April 10, 2017)…Caldwell Hospice’s annual Good Mourning Children’s Grief Camp will be on Saturday, April 29, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Bo’s Family Entertainment, 1115 Blowing Rock Blvd., Lenoir. For over 20 years, children ages six through 12 who are grieving the loss of a loved one have been invited to spend a day devoted to remembering and healing through grief related activities. Through age-appropriate activities including arts, crafts, bowling, laser maze, and mini-golf, children will gain a better understanding of grief and realize they are not alone. As they talk, draw, write, listen, and laugh, children can find the healing tools they need. Good Mourning Children’s Grief Camp, presented by Ashewood Grief and Counseling Services, is provided at no cost to participants due to the generosity and support of the community, Greer-McElveen Funeral Home and Crematory, and Bo’s Family Entertainment. Camp is facilitated by Caldwell Hospice staff and specially trained adult and teen volunteers. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Ashewood Grief and Counseling Services, bereavement care of Caldwell Hospice, helps individuals of all ages and their families cope with the loss of people they love. Bereavement services are provided at no cost to the community, even to those with no affiliation with hospice services. For more information, or to register for grief camp, contact Bereavement Support Specialist Kimberly Setzer, MSW, LCSWA at 828.754.0101, email, or visit or Facebook.

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Caldwell Hospice Recipient of SECC Contributions LENOIR, NC (April 10, 2017)…Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care will receive nearly $4,500 from the 2016 State Employees Combined Campaign (SECC). Since 1985, SECC has raised more than $100 million dollars for employee-designated notfor-profit organizations. The donations will be used to aid Caldwell Hospice in its commitment to serve anyone who needs and desires its care regardless of ability to pay. “We appreciate the current and retired state employees who pledged their contributions to our organization,” said Caldwell Hospice CEO Cathy Swanson. “It is this kind of generosity and support that has allowed Caldwell Hospice to thrive as a not-forprofit community hospice for nearly 35 years.” Caldwell Hospice offers a full complement of enhanced services in addition to basic hospice services, including a palliative care program; cardiac and pulmonary care at home for patients with heart/lung disease; a dementia care program; and community bereavement services, which are open to anyone who needs them, not just hospice patients and families. While Medicare, Medicaid and most insurance companies cover basic hospice services, Caldwell Hospice provides enhanced services without reimbursement because of the belief that these services improve quality of life, and can do so because of the generosity of the communities they serve. Serving about 800 patients a year, Caldwell Hospice is a leader among non-profit hospices statewide. It operates North Carolina’s oldest patient care unit with its Kirkwood facility in Lenoir. While the majority of patients receive care at home, Caldwell Hospice also has a second patient care unit at the Robbins Center in Hudson. To learn more about Caldwell Hospice, its services, programs or volunteer opportunities, call 828.754.0101, or visit or Facebook.

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South Caldwell Robotics Team wins spot in World Competition HUDSON, NC (April 7, 2017)…South Caldwell robotics team advances to the world FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology) competition in Houston, Texas, after engineering a robot and winning in North Carolina. In their 8th season of competition, the South Caldwell High School robotics team, called ROBOMonkeys, finished 6th out of 64 teams at the statewide FIRST Robotics Competition held at Campbell University, qualifying the team to compete in the World Championship event. “We are so excited to be a part of the most brilliant student minds in technology competition,” said Michael Bingham, coach and science teacher. “There are no instructions given, and each team uses their own engineering ideas for competition, but the benefits of FIRST go far beyond the physical.” FIRST is a competition that builds team work and engineering problem solving skills, and is often referred to as the varsity sport of the mind. Before ever arriving at the competition arena, teams must design, build, program, and learn to drive their robot. Team members of this year’s winning South Caldwell team include the following students: Adan Wilson, Adrian Aldridge, Alex Billegas, Brandon Deal, Brooke Elliott, Jareth Taylor, Kayla Rutter, Raul Rodriguez, and George Hickein from the Caldwell Career Center Middle College. The team is also mentored by Jordan Spears, Jason Zaldivar, Jackie Gutierrez, Kaleb Watson, and Zac Epps, a practice that is greatly encouraged through the FIRST vision and mission to engage students in a mentor-based program that builds science, engineering and technology skills and that fosters wellrounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication and leadership. Since the first year of involvement when South Caldwell High School placed 10th out of 40 teams and was awarded Rookie Team of the Year, Continued on page 9...

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Early Spring Planting Is Upon Us Stop by and see us for: Cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower plants Seed potatoes, onion sets, and garden seed Peas, Beets, Greens, etc. Bonnie Plants have started arriving also South Caldwell Robotics Team wins spot in World Competition Continued from page 8...

the robotics team has offered an opportunity for students to be engaged and inspired in science and technology and contribute meaningfully to the nation’s technological enterprise. During robotics’ March Madness, the South Caldwell competed at the district level in Greensboro and placed in the semi-final round. The team was also honored with the Winners of the Creativity in Engineering Award and qualified as Captain of one of the Top 8 Alliances. Then, the following weekend in March the team traveled to Asheville for another district competition and placed in the quarter finals, accumulating enough points to qualify for the state competition which was held last weekend.

“To compare our win to that of the NCAA finals, we were like Gonzaga and Carolina was like the NC School of Math and Science,” said Bingham. “For the entire competition, there was an intense rivalry with South Caldwell High School and the most highly promoted math and science high school in the state.” Google has been the premiere corporate sponsor from the beginning and has provided support throughout. The Education Foundation Inc. of Caldwell County has also been committed to students’ involvement and participation at every level. As students prepare for the “hands – on, minds-on” process of technological innovation, the team is accepting any donations for expenses to attend the world-wide competition. To donate, call South Caldwell High School at 828.396-2188. “The building of the actual robot is secondary to the long-lasting interest in engineering and science education developed by students who participate in this project,” said Bingham.

Thursday, April 13, 2017


Spring Cleaning Kicks Off with Statewide Litter Sweep

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RALEIGH, NC (April 12, 2017)…Groups of volunteers from across North Carolina are donning safety vests and gloves as they prepare for some spring cleaning – outside. The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Adopt-A-Highway program kicks off its Spring Litter Sweep on April 15. It’s not too late to sign up for the upcoming cleanup drive. Interested groups can contact the Litter Sweep Hotline at 1-800-331-5864 or visit the website for more information. Campaign Runs April 15-29… Volunteers from local businesses, schools, nonprofits and community groups work alongside NCDOT to help keep North Carolina’s roadways clean throughout the year. Adopt-A-Highway groups are encouraged to participate in the biannual litter sweeps which take place in the spring and fall, helping to increase cleanup and motivate the community to be good stewards of the environment. Established in 1988, the Adopt-A-Highway Program helps decrease the amount of litter on the state’s roadsides and improves environmental beauty, quality and safety. Roadsides are available for adoption in all 100 North Carolina counties. Groups commit to cleaning their designated roadways at least four times a year and NCDOT provides them with safety vests, gloves and bags. In 2016, more than 5,000 Adopt-A-Highway groups removed more than 2,700 tons of litter from nearly 10,000 miles of state roadways. Businesses, individuals and other organizations can also participate in the state’s Sponsor-AHighway initiative. In return for cleaning a onemile stretch of interstate highway, sponsors have their organization’s name or logo attached to the Sponsor-A-Highway sign. Visit the Adopt-A-Highway or Sponsor-A-Highway websites for more information or to apply. Questions regarding the programs or applications can be directed to Kim Wheeless at 919-707-2974. Setzer Creek Baptist Church is looking for a pianist. If interested please contact Ryan Greene at 758-9336. Flemings Chapel Baptist Church is seeking a part-time Worship Leader. Please send resume to Personnel Committee, 4430 Littlejohn Church Rd, Lenoir, NC 28645.

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Dr. Herb Says….Stay healthy with nature I Love My Heart? Americans are faced with an extremely serious problem. Diseases of the heart and blood vessels remain the most common cause of death in this country. High blood pressure, arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), atherosclerosis (the build-up of fatty deposits) and high blood cholesterol are all part of this problem. Heart disease is not just a killer, it also cripples. The obstructed flow of life -giving blood to the heart, brain and other organs has devastating consequences, causing great pain and disability in its victims. An estimated 42 million Americans are suffering from cardiovascular diseases. Let’s take a look at how the heart and circulatory system work and what goes wrong. We’ll also address what we can do to prevent problems and improve our cardiovascular health. What does the cardiovascular system do? Nutrients, oxygen, waste, antibodies, warmth, hormones and other crucial cell products are transported throughout the body via the cardiovascular system. The incredible muscle, the heart, pumps 2,000 gallons of blood through the 60,000 miles of blood vessels each day. The heart is divided down the middle into two pumps, left and right. Special valves in the heart act as traffic controllers regulating blood flow into the holding chambers (atriums), pumping chambers (ventricles), and arteries. The two sides of the heart simultaneously pump blood into two circulatory networks. The left side pumps oxygen-rich blood to the entire body (systemic circulation). The blood travels through large arteries which branch into smaller arterioles which in turn branch into capillaries, tiny blood vessels carrying blood to every part of the body. It is in the capillaries t hat the blood distributes oxygen, nutrients, and other substances and picks up wastes including carbon dioxide. Then returning to the heart, the blood travels from the capillaries into venules which in turn join into veins returning the blue, carbon-dioxide-laden blood back into the heart. The blood makes its round trip journey, even to the toes, in less than one minute! The blood then enters the “right heart” to embark on its shorter journey to the lungs (pulmonary circulation). In the lungs the blood releases carbon-dioxide and picks up oxygen. The now oxygen-rich, red blood returns from the lungs to enter the “left heart” ready to begin the journey through the body again….on and on this goes every moment of our lives.

High Blood Pressure There are two factors that affect blood pressure. One is the amount of blood being pumped. The second factor is the amount of resistance to the blood flow. For example, the pressure involved in forcing a gallon of water through a narrow straw would be much higher than that of forcing a cup of water through a wide hose. Continued on page 12...

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Dr. Herb Says….stay healthy with nature I Love My Heart? When the heart is pumping harder and faster than normal due to stress or other factors, this increases the amount of blood being pumped thus increasing blood pressure. If the blood vessels are clogged or constricted, this increases the resistance to the blood flow also causing the higher blood pressure. The pumping heart is like a fist squeezing then relaxing, squeezing…relaxing. Blood pressure is a measurement of the amount of pressure during the pumping phase (systole) and the lesser pressure during the relaxing phase (diastole) of the heart beat. High blood pressure is a warning which could indicate problems with the cardiovascular system causing undue strain on the heart muscle. Arteriosclerosis and Atherosclerosis Arteries are not merely pipes, they are alive. They have remarkable ability to change size and shape according to our body’s needs. In normal arteries blood flows through these flexible tubes without obstruction; Arteriosclerosis is a hardening of the arterial walls making them less able to dilate (expand). Atherosclerosis is the build-up of fatty deposits on the interior walls of the artery causing the passageway to become narrow. These fatty deposits combine with substances in the blood like calcium, aluminum, and chlorine forming hard plaques and insoluble deposits on the artery walls. The reduced ability to dilate and the narrowness of arteries caused by the build-up of fatty deposits decreases the amount of precious blood flow to the area served by that artery. When various organs are deprived of normal blood flow, other diseases may result. This narrowing also increases the resistance to blood flow, increasing blood pressure. Thrombosis The plaques formed by atherosclerosis may create jagged surfaces inside the arteries. Platelets, tiny, delicate packets of clotting materials that float in the bloodstream are crucial for stopping bleeding when there is an injury. However these platelets cannot differentiate between the jagged surfaces caused by an injury and those caused by arterial plaques. They catch on the jagged areas, break open and spill their clotting chemicals into the blood. Clots may form which plug the narrowed artery completely. This is called a Thrombosis. Or a clot or a piece of a fatty plaque may break away for the bloodstream until it plugs a narrower spot. This is called an embolism. The body can compensate for these clogs by dilating neighboring arteries to increase their flow but if the clogged artery is only source of blood to a body part, a great deal of damage can result. For example, if a coronary artery (supplying blood to the heart muscle) is suddenly impeded, the resulting heart attack is called a coronary thrombosis. If a blood vessel in the brain is obstructed, brain cells are “starved and suffocated,” –the result is a type of stroke which can result in paralysis, loss of speech, or death. Some complicated questions arise. Why are so many people suffering from cardiovascular disease? How do we get arteriosclerosis and atherosclerosis? Is it preventable? Is it reversible? Can we “cleanse’ our arteries? The Standard American Diet (SAD) is high in saturated fat, cholesterol, sodium and sugar (simple carbohydrates); it is low in fiber and is generally excessive in quantity. Caffeine and alcohol are very prominent in our diet. This “SAD” diet is a major contributor to our high heart disease rate. Continued on page 13... Sun 7 to 6 M-T 7 to 6

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Dr. Herb Says….stay healthy with nature I Love My Heart? What Can We Do? While we can’t control factors like heredity, there are factors of our modern lifestyle which we can control. Here are several important factors which deserve our attention. The Standard American Diet (SAD) is high in saturated fat, cholesterol, sodium and sugar (simple carbohydrates); it is low in fiber and is generally excessive in quantity. Caffeine and alcohol are very prominent in our diet. This “SAD” diet is a major contributor to our high heart disease rate. Most evidence indicates clearly that high cholesterol levels and high dietary intake of saturated fats are the major factors of atherosclerosis. Cholesterol is a white, crystalline, soapy substance produced in the body and found in all animal foods. Cholesterol is an essential substance produced by our body according to our needs. Dietary intake of cholesterol (in meat, eggs and dairy) is unnecessary and elevates blood cholesterol levels beyond our needs. White sugar should be avoided. Salt, saccharin, antacids and soy sauce are all high in Sodium. Sodium increases fluid retention and blood pressure causing the heart to work harder; so salt use should be greatly reduced. We should pay attention of our diet keeping it low in fat and cholesterol, high in fiber, and moderate in quantity. This is critical for building lasting health. Fruits, vegetables, grains and nuts provide easily assimilated nutrients and reduce health risks associated with high-fat, low-fiber diets. Doctors and natural health professionals all agree that smoking has a profoundly destructive effect on our cardiovascular health. Promoting arteriosclerosis and clotting, and introducing so many deadly poisons into the body, smoking is a thief of health. A smoker is three times more likely to die of heart disease than lung cancer. In fact, quitting smoking will reduce the likelihood of a heart attack by 50%!! Exercise is a crucial part of cardiovascular health and recovery. It increases pumping power and efficiency of the heart, reduces levels of fat in the blood stream, moves one toward ideal body weight, lowers blood pressure and decreases stress. Some other crucial factors are stress, caffeine, and obesity. Stress contributes to the tightening of the arteries which causes blood pressure to go up. It is helpful be aware of what “pushes our buttons” and find healthy ways to relax (e.g. walking, gardening, yoga and laughter). Caffeine is the modern antidote to the tiring effects of the “SAD” diet and insufficient rest. Caffeine raises blood pressure, straining the heart. Obesity also puts a strain on the heart. Carefully and safely reducing body weight to within 15% of the “ideal” weight can add years and quality to one’s life. The problem of heart disease is extremely urgent and it affects all of us. We see now that much can be done to reduce the threat of atherosclerosis, arteriosclerosis, and the other forms of cardiovascular disease. As we move into a calm and caring attitude towards our wellness the rewards are great. Allow these changes to be a source of encouragement. The increased awareness of our bodies can become a strength in moving towards a healthier more enjoyable life style. Continued on page 14... Sun 7 to 6 M-T 7 to 6

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Dr. Herb Says….stay healthy with nature I Love My Heart? Herbs for the Heart The fact is most classes of heart drugs have been derived from botanicals. One of the most important nutritional products for the heart is the Hawthorn berry. Dr. Tyler (Dean of Pharmacy, Purdue Univ.) in his book Honest Herbal states “Hawthorn acts on the body in two ways: first, it dilates the blood vessels, especially the coronary vessels. Second, it has a favorable effect on the heart itself…especially in cases of heart damage.” Daniel B. Mowrey, Ph.D. in his book The Scientific Validation of Herbal Medicine reports that “in a consensus of controlled laboratory and clinical experimentation of several countries….Hawthorn was effective at: Dilating vessels away from the heart, Very mild dilation of coronary vessels, (increasing blood flow to the heart) Increased enzyme metabolism in the heart muscle, Increased oxygen use by the heart. These researchers concluded that Hawthorn enhances and normalizes heart dynamics improving the strength of the heart contraction.” Simply put: Hawthorn Berries improve the health and functioning of the heart allowing blood to flow more freely. Hawthorn is widely accepted and used in many countries, and is well-known for its absence of side effects. Although Hawthorn has not received much attention from the medical establishment in the U.S., it is a favorite of the herbalist for treating the cardiovascular system. It is clear that a healthy and unobstructed circulatory system is best able to maintain and keep itself clean. But if the circulation is obstructed, the very means by which it can heal itself is also impeded. That is why many turn to safe natural herbs like Hawthorn Berries. They help to promote the normal flow needed for cleansing, healing and vibrant health.

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Meet Your Match-S Bachelor/ Bachelorette Auction that supports cancer HICKORY, NC (April 3, 2017)‌Charity fundraiser for Relay for Life team RB's Melahomies. Attention all singles!!! Come out and raise a paddle to find the date of your dreams while supporting Cancer. On Friday, April 28, 2017, RFL team-RB's Melahomies will host an amazing Bachelor and Bachelorette Auction at Lake Hickory Country Club in Hickory, NC. Tickets are available at for $45 or $50 at the door. Tickets include a buffet dinner. Put on your best as dress is cocktail attire. Please bring cash in hand for the auction, as well as, a silent auction. Relay For Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Relay is staffed and coordinated by volunteers in more than 5,200 communities and 27 countries. By participating you will also be contributing to a greater cause of finding a cure for cancer. All proceeds will benefit RFL of Catawba County.

Global 6K for Water HUDSON, NC (April 3, 2017)...6 kilometers is the average distance that people in the developing world walk for water - water that is often contaminated with life-threatening diseases. Every day, nearly 1,000 children die from diarrhea caused by contaminated water, poor sanitation, and unsafe hygiene practices - more than from AIDS and malaria combined. On Saturday, May 6th, 2017, people from around the globe will walk or run this average distance for an extraordinary cause. Join us and advocates across the globe in our mission to bring clean water and fullness of life to children in communities around the world. PLEASE JOIN US! DATE: Saturday, May 6th, 2017 TIME: 8:00am (registration 7:30am) LOCATION: 470 Redwood St, Hudson, NC REGISTRATION: $50 for adults/$25 for children (includes t-shirt and medal) TEAM NAME: Hudson First Each participant's registration of $50 goes to World Vision's Water Initiatives and provides one person with clean water. One Cause. One Weekend. All Nations.

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“Movies with Mike� Golden Years? Mik e H olsclaw (Mar ch 27th , 2017) Part I I Ironically, Moore also played devil's advocate by letting Ozymandias point out the very thing I noted earlier; heroes and villains contest with one another incessantly but society never really changes for the better. All their petty squabbles are as epiphenomenal as the foam on a glass of beer and have about the same degree of impact. Of course, the solution he hit upon to resolve this reactionary chain of playacting was positively monstrous on an almost unimaginable scale, but that doesn't render his initial observation any less true, especially as I sense he was serving as Moore's mouthpiece on the subject at that particular moment in the story. Comic book historians and critics laud Moore's accomplishment in "The Watchmen" as being revolutionary and it has come to be seen as one of the greatest achievements the medium has ever produced. The common consensus is that Moore was able to do what he did through a combination of parody and deconstruction and, now, these many years later, it looks as though the creators of the cinematic equivalent of these stories are beginning to follow his lead. It took a little while but it seems as though unreality fatigue has begun to set in and the makers of these films have begun to rebel, in some cases, with a vengeance. On the parody side, we have "Deadpool", which gleefully thumbs its nose at every stale, barnacleencrusted trope that has piled up over the years. It positively delights in transgressing every standard, comic book or otherwise, and I suppose this form of scatology is liberating if your sensibilities bend in that direction but, for myself, I've always found this style of "Mad" magazine-like, scattershot irreverence to be somewhat exhausting and its charm wears thin for me fairly quickly. Which leaves deconstruction and brings us to "Logan". With some distance, I realized that the mood which predominates the film is deep melancholy; it's affect is one of pervasive, diffuse sadness. This is a world that has fallen (hence the obscenities; this is a culture where grace has withdrawn) and we come into the narrative deep into the aftermath of that fall. What, exactly, has happened? Wisely, the film makers never disclose any one particular thing but there are hints; we learn, in bits and pieces, for example, that Professor X had an episode where his psionic powers ran amuck and he inadvertently killed students and other X-men at the Westchester academy. This condition continues and, as the story begins, we see Logan trying to acquire the medications necessary to see that Charles doesn't turn into a telepathic time bomb again. In addition to his loss of selfcontrol, he appears to be in the first stages of dementia. This is a world out of joint, Logan himself is in only marginally better shape; after having lived for over a century, his body's regenerative abilities have begun to fail and his adamantium exo-skeleton has begun to slowly poison him. As a result of his attempt to self-medicate his sickness and pain, he is constantly semi-inebriated, awash in a sea of alcoholic stupor. In the midst of this ubiquitous misery, he is drawn, against his will, into the effort of a nurse, running away from the biotechnology corporation Transigen, to rescue an eleven year old girl named Laura by taking her to refuge in North Dakota, a place called "Eden". From this basic premise, James Mangold, the film's director and one of its screenwriters, explores a society where the worst aspects of today's world have risen to the fore and and commodification has proceeded to the point where even human beings are now manufactured and bartered like any other product or, as in the instance of Laura and the other children "grown" at Transigen, discontinued and eliminated. Continued on page 17...


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Reelin' in the Years…by Mike Holsclaw (March 27th, 2017) Part II Continued from page 16…

He completely sidesteps the conundrum of a superhero's world where no one ever wins or loses by redefining the entire equation; obviously, the bad guys have finally won because there isn't really any one specific bad guy - Zander Rice plays the part of mad scientist but he's really just part of a larger, thoroughly decadent corporate bureaucracy - rather, the whole of American society has essentially become the bad guy (it's implied that there are parts of society that aren't exactly "bad", just totally oblivious, which, in effect, turns out to no real improvement). In a world of such widespread corruption, lone heroes like Wolverine or Professor X seem like pointless anachronisms; how can broken, deeply flawed individuals such as these bring down an entire system? Well, it turns out, they can't. But, that was never the point of this story anyway. The film's true essence comes into view when Mangold turns, for inspiration, to another deeply imbedded American myth, the Western. He's mentioned, in passing, how two of the films that influenced "Logan" were "Shane" and "The Cowboys" (he even name checks "Shane" in the movie itself) and it’s easy to spot the genetic material of these stories. Their most important contribution, I think, is the conviction that if a person holds true to their deepest beliefs, if they act with integrity, they don't have to physically "win"; in truth, they've won already and nothing that happens to them can undo that. Sure, Shane has to leave the boy in the end but his community is safe and, even though Logan dies, he successfully passes on the values of a hero to his daughter (surprise!) Laura, and she and her companions live on to fight another day. Another comic book tradition Mangold eschews is the oddly apolitical nature of most superhero stories; we may have always suspected that Peter Parker was a Democrat but you couldn't have guessed it from the panels on the page. In contrast, "Logan" makes no bones about it; the film goes out of its way to show that its sympathies lie foursquare with the marginalized and the disenfranchised. Children, the old, the sick, and the disabled are the ones who suffer the most here and anyone who adds to that suffering is presented in the harshest of lights. There is no celebration of Objectivist super capitalism in this fictional universe and good riddance; the story works all the better because of its bleeding heart. When everything's said, and done, this act of deconstruction works amazingly well - without going out of his way to criticize the deficiencies of the classic comic book tale, Mangold crafts a story that cleverly subverts the traditional iconography by presenting a world that has all the real world consequences lacking in those earlier stories. Here, people are exhausted, they hurt, ache, bleed, and die, and, even though we don't give it much thought at the time, we realize later that this is a much better story because of it. Plus, it has to be said, despite all the darkness in the story, there is a glimmer of light at the end. For all these reasons, I have to ultimately say that I "like" "Logan". I like it very much! Learn more about classic films and enjoy the magic of movies at Movies with Mike. Held the 1st Thursday of each month at 6:00pm downstairs at the Lenoir Library. This program is free and popcorn is provided! For more information, please call 828-728-4207. Caldwell County Public Library website:

Caldwell Is Hiring set for May 18 The next installment of Caldwell Is Hiring, the successful community effort to bring together employers and jobseekers for a one-day event, has been scheduled for 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Thursday, May 18 at the J.E. Broyhill Civic Center in Lenoir. The event is sponsored by the Caldwell County Economic Development Commission, NCWorks and Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute. For more information about the event, see the Caldwell County EDC and Caldwell is Hiring Facebook pages.


Thursday, April 13, 2017

Granite Falls native receives Wells Fargo Scholarship RALEIGH, NC (April 7, 2017)…Granite Falls native Amanda Marshall, a senior at Lenoir-Rhyne University majoring in History, is the recipient of a $2,704 scholarship from Wells Fargo for the 2016-17 academic year. Since 1954, Wells Fargo has provided more than $2.6 million in scholarships to North Carolina students with financial need through the Independent College Fund of North Carolina (ICFNC), a division of North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities that provides scholarship aid and enrichment programs. “Wells Fargo is pleased to continue our support for the Independent College Fund of North Carolina in providing scholarships for deserving students for nearly 60 years,” said Leslie Hayes, Business Banking Division manager for the Carolinas at Wells Fargo. “At Wells Fargo, we share the belief that supporting education is one of the most important investments we can make in our country's future. We know the returns on an investment in a great education far exceed those from the best mutual funds.” "For more than six decades, Wells Fargo has generously contributed to the success of countless students in achieving their educational goals," said Hope Williams, president of North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities. "We are deeply appreciative of their ongoing commitment to independent higher education in North Carolina."

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Granite Falls “Art in the Park” Concert Set featuring The Band Country GRANITE FALLS, NC (April 6, 2017)… The Caldwell Arts Council and the Town of Granite Falls are sponsoring the annual Art in the Park concert in downtown Granite Falls on Monday, May 15, 2017, beginning at 6:30 p.m. This year, the featured artists for Art in the Park will be “The Band Country.” The Band Country is a five-piece band consisting of Daniel Justin Smith (former lead singer with Big Daddy Love), Ritch Bolick on bass, Phillip Lail on guitar, lead vocalist Chad Raby, and vocalist Shea Bolick. Country plays a variety of classic rock, southern rock, classic and current country, bluegrass, and pop. Country covers bands including Chris Stapleton, Tim McGraw, Johnny Cash, Eric Church, Prince, Old Crow Medicine Show, and the Marshall Tucker Band. The Band Country will play a variety of hits that everyone in your family is sure to love! The annual Art in the Park concert is held on the square in downtown Granite Falls as a public service to the community. ADMISSION IS FREE! Bring your lawn chairs and spend the evening listening to live music in downtown Granite Falls. Make sure you bring your dancing shoes too! In case of rain, the concert will be held in the Granite Falls Middle School auditorium. Downtown Granite Falls Monday, May 15, 2017 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM “This project received support from the Caldwell Arts Council and the North Carolina Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Cultural Resources.” Information and photo provided by the Town of Granite Falls.

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Dr. Curt Fields, living historian and re-enactor, brings Ulysses S. Grant to campus and area schools April 24-28

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BOONE, NC (April 5, 2017) by Ellen Gwin Burnette…As part of a continued exploration of Civil War themes this semester, the Department of History at Appalachian State University will host Dr. Curt Fields for “An Evening with General Ulysses S. Psalms 103:2,3 “Bless the Lord, O my soul, Grant: The Man Behind the Uniform,” Monday, and forget not all His benefits, who forgives April 24. Fields is the National Park Service repreall your iniquity, who heals all your diseases.” sentative for Grant. He has portrayed the commanding general of the Union Army in films, posters and re-enactments.

By sin we have been served from the life of God. Of ourselves we are no more capable of living a holy life than was the dead Lazarus capable of raising himself from the dead. Some realize their helplessness, and long for spiritual life, which will bring them into harmony with God. In despair, they cry, “O wretched man that I am, who shall deliver me from this body of death?” All who realize that this life is not eternal life, look up to God, and we, through His son will impart to them everlasting life. Jesus is bending over the purchase of His blood, saying with inexpressible tenderness and pity, “Wilt thou be made whole?” Jesus bids by arise in health and peace. Put your will on the side of Jesus. Decide to allow Him to come into your heart, and live your life. Jesus is able and longs to live His life in and through you that will be pleasing to the Father. We are weak and held captive by the chains of sin. Jesus can set us free from the power of sin, and all of sin’s destructive side effects.

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Fields will be visiting campus Monday, April 24, through Friday, April 28. Monday evening’s performance is a free public lecture in I.G. Greer Auditorium at 7 p.m. During his visit, Fields will be speaking to students on campus and also to public school students in Watauga and Ashe counties. Fields was selected to portray Grant at the 150th anniversary of Lee’s surrender to Grant at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, in 2015. He was featured as Grant, and as a Grant authority, in the Discovery Channel three-part documentary series “How Booze Built America.” Fields is the same height and body style as the general and represents a true-to-life image of the man as he would have looked. He does extensive research in order to share an accurate portrayal. His presentations are made in the first person, quoting from memoirs, articles and letters the general wrote, statements he made in interviews and first-person accounts of people who knew the general or were with him and witnessed him during events. “It’s eerie. Dr. Curt Fields becomes Gen. Ulysses S. Grant . . . and history comes alive,” said James Goff, professor and chair of the Department of History. Fields has a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in education from the University of Memphis in Tennessee. He earned a second master’s in secondary education and a Ph.D. in educational administration and curriculum from Michigan State University. He spent eight years at the junior and senior high school levels teaching before serving 25 years as a high school administrator. Continued on page 23...

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Dr. Curt Fields, living historian and re-enactor, brings Ulysses S. Grant to campus and area schools April 24-28 Continued from page 22…

He teaches as an adjunct sociology professor at the University of Memphis and in education for Belhaven University, Memphis. He is now an educational consultant and a living historian. Fields is a frequent contributor to the monthly newsletter “The Civil War Courier,” and is a member of the Tennessee Historical Society, the West Tennessee Historical Society, the Shelby County Historical Society, the Nathan Bedford Forrest Historical Society, the Tennessee Civil War Preservation Association, the Appomattox 1865 Foundation, the 290 Foundation – dedicated to the Civil War Navies, the Civil War Trust and the Ulysses S. Grant Association.


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This event is co-sponsored by the Department of History, Department of Communication and Department of Military Science, as well as the Reich College of Education and College Arts and Sciences. For questions about Fields’ visit, contact Dr. Rwany Sibaja at 828-262-8476 or To learn more about the speaker and to see him in action, visit his website, http:// Poovey's Grove Baptist Church in Gr an ite Falls will sponsor the Road to Resurrection on April 15 with an annual Easter Egg Hunt for ages 0 -12 beginning at 12pm. The Road to Resurrection will begin at 2pm. You'll step back in time and follow Jesus' footsteps through the week leading up to his death and resurrection. Along the path you'll encounter people who've met Jesus and become part of an incredible experience. There will be free hot dogs, chips, drinks and fun for the whole family. The Philadelphia Primitive Baptist Church needs to have a handicap ramp built at their church Caldwell County Safe Kids Coalition is to reduce the building. If you could help with this project please number of children hurt and killed due to unintentional and preventable injuries. The coalition focuses on contact Robert Cones at 828-638-1859. Child Passenger Safety (bicycle and pedestrian), fires/

Miller Hill Baptist Church is looking for a burns, drowning, choking/suffocation, poisonings, gun Choir Director/Song Leader. If interested please safety and falls. contact Pastor Doug Prevette at 828-442-8032.

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Caldwell County 911 Communications Center Celebrates National Public Safety Telecommunications Week LENOIR, NC (April 7, 2017)…National Public-Safety Telecommunications Week, sponsored by the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO), is celebrated the second full week of April. This year, the week of April 9-15, is designated to honor the public safety Telecommunicators who work behind the scenes to answer thousands of calls for help every day. Caldwell County residents and visitors are especially blessed with some of the most professional, and best trained Telecommunicators to be found. The Caldwell County 911 Communications Center Telecommunicators are trained to national level standards of emergency dispatch and train over 50 hours every year to maintain the standards they have reached. All training they receive assists them in taking calls, locating callers and dispatching the closest public safety responders. The Center currently employees 19 full time and 5 part time Telecommunicators who are responsible for answering over 3,500 911 calls and over 12,000 non-emergency calls per month and dispatching law enforcement, medical and fire calls for citizens in Caldwell County. They work 24/7, 365 days a year which include holidays, birthdays, bad weather days, every day. They are thankful for great fire, law enforcement and medical personnel to work with from behind the scenes. But they are not just the voices you hear, they are the voices who answer your 911 call no matter what time of day or night and are essentially, the first, “first responder”. They are proud to do their part in keeping Caldwell County a safer place to live, work and play. Please join us in honoring our dedicated, professional men and women for their hard work as Telecommunicators. Below is a list of our Telecommunicators and how long they have faithfully served in their profession: FULL TIME Carla Bates/Communications Director/EMD Becky Rector/Shift Supervisor/EMD Tonya McManus/Shift Supervisor/EMD Devin Ford/Shift Supervisor/EMD Lacie Wilson/Shift Supervisor/EMD Dawn Hardin/Telecommunicator II/EMD Vickie Woodie/Telecommunicator II/EMD Chad Bolick/Telecommunicator II/EMD Jason Pennell/Telecommunicator II/EMD Ryan Dula/Telecommunicator II/EMD Kendall Duncan/Telecommunicator II/EMD Preston Story Telecommuncator II/EMD Saralylnn Gaillard/Telecommunicator II/EMD Joseph Hicks/Telecommunicator II/EMD Buddy Dishman/Telecommunicator I/EMD Johnathan Norris/Telecommunicator I/EMD Patrick Whittington/Telecommunicator I/EMD Erica Yount/Telecommunicator Trainee Sarah Loria/Telecommunicator Trainee PART TIME Cody Greene Sharon Parker Scott Powell Chad Price Tonya White

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Thank You for keeping us safe!!!

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