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Old Mill Pond in Granite Falls now completely drained Story on page 2‌

Filing begins for Caldwell County Municipal Elections July 7 Story on page 3‌

Church Property For Sale in Granite Falls Details on Page 17


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Old Mill Pond in Granite Falls now completely drained GRANITE FALLS, NC (June 30, 2017)…To the surprise of most everyone in the Granite Falls area the Old Mill Pond was completely drained on Thursday, June 29th. Now to the reason the pond was drained…we were informed that an engineering firm that is contracted with the NCDOT for the Falls Avenue Bridge Project requested that the water level be lowered. The short and simple answer behind the reason for the pond being completely drained is that it was needed to help with the bridge construction and to speed up the process. We were informed by the NCDOT that "The draining is part of an already accelerated bridge replacement project." NC Wildlife Resource Commission District 8 Fishery Biologist Chris Wood told us that they have been aware of the bridge project and its possible impact. They already have plans to re-stock the pond with a variety of fish species at the appropriate time. Wood also told us that they are working to secure property for public access to the pond and are motivated to make the pond a good fishing resource.

High 87 Low 66 Precipitation: 0.12 in.

The pond owner may also take advantage of the pond being drained to remove the debris that has built up against the dam.

High 87 Low 62 Precipitation: 0.14 in.

There have been many rumors and some misinformation surrounding this project…

Mostly sunny & nice High 86 Low 61 Precipitation: 0.00 in. High 87 Low 66 Precipitation: 0.00 in. Clouds & sun. High 85 Low 72 Precipitation: 0.12 in. High 89 Low 68 Precipitation: 0.12 in.

* The Granada Farms Golf Club did not delay this project. * The bridge collapse on May 17, 2017 was not a result of traffic continuing to drive across the bridge. Concrete barriers have been in place for many months. * The motorcycles jumping the collapsed section of the bridge did not have any bearing on the start date of construction. To keep up with the Old Mill Pond Bridge Project, visit our website at: -mill-pond-bridge-project/. This is a special page that is devoted to the project and will serve as a “one stop shop” for information and updates.

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Filing begins for Caldwell County Municipal Elections July 7 LENOIR, NC (June 27, 2017),…The Caldwell County Board of Elections will begin accepting filing in July for the 2017 municipal elections. Filing will begin at noon on Friday, July 7 and will end at noon on Friday, July 21. To file, you must be a registered voter in the municipality in which you live. Filing fees are $5. The 2017 Caldwell County Municipal elected offices open for filing for candidacy are: Lenoir City Council 1. Three (3) regular council seats (Ike Perkins, David Stevens and Chrissy Thomas) The Village of Cedar Rock 1. Three (3) regular council seats (Bill Johnson, Pam Mayberry and Sharon Schmidt) Town of Rhodhiss 1. Mayor (Rick Justice) 2. Two (2) council seats (Dean Isenhour and Mike Phillips) Town of Granite Falls 1. Mayor (Barry Hayes) 2. Three (3) regular council seats (Dr. Carol Burns, Marc Church and Martin Townsend) Town of Hudson 1. Mayor (Janet Winkler) 2. Two (2) regular council seats (Tony Colvard and David Irvin) Town of Cajah’s Mountain 1. Mayor (Ronnie Setzer) 2. One (1) council seats (Lloyd Robbins) Town of Sawmills 1. Mayor (Joe Wesson) 2. Two (2) council seats (Gerelene Belvins and Reed Lingerfelt) Town of Gamewell 1. Mayor (Hunter “Pedro” Crump) 2. Two (2) council seats (Wilford Beane and Mike Kent) Town of Blowing Rock 1. Mayor (J.B. Lawrence) 2. Three (3) council seats (Doug Matheson, Ray Picket and Sue Sweeting) The 2017 Municipal Election will be on Tuesday, November 7. The Caldwell County Board of Elections is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information call 828-757-1326 or 828-7571342.


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Patterson School Foundation Elects Two New Board Members and New Officers PATTERSON, NC (June 29, 2017)...The Patterson School Foundation has elected Susan Rowe and Jon Hogan as new board members, each for a three-year term. Susan Rowe, originally from Lawrence, KS, grew up in New Mexico, Virginia and South Carolina, eventually making her way to Lenoir after graduating from Clemson University with a degree in Financial Management. She has held positions with Sealed Air Corp., UniroyalGoodrich Tire Co., Bernhardt Furniture Co., and Greer Laboratories, Inc. Susan is currently bookkeeper with the Foundation and lives in Happy Valley. She has done volunteer work with her daughter’s schools, St. James Episcopal Church in Lenoir, Caldwell Arts Council and other organizations. Her interests with the Patterson School Foundation include raising funds for historic preservation of the two oldest campus buildings, Gard Hall (1920) and Palmyra Hall (1927). Susan has two daughters, Merrill White Zelensky, who lives in Happy Valley, and Rebecca White, a senior at Davidson College. Jonathan (Jon) Hogan is Manager for City of Hickory Landscape Services and has lived in Caldwell County since 2002. He has an Associate’s Degree in Horticulture Technology from Western Piedmont Community College in Morganton and a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from Mountain State University in Beckley, West Virginia. Jon is married to Melissa (Missy) Hampton of Lenoir, and they have a nine-year old son, Sully. They enjoy hiking, camping, hunting and fishing as a family, and Jon is also an avid runner and cyclist. He has worked in the agricultural field for almost twenty years within local municipalities, and his special interests within the Patterson School Foundation are horticulture and education, and “anywhere I can lend a hand.” New Chair for the Foundation is Lenoir architect Jesse Plaster, who has served on the board for the past five years. Jesse’s main interests are with preserving Patterson’s existing historic campus and looking for solutions to meeting the Foundation’s long-term obligations. New Vice-Chair is Bryan Elliott, New Corresponding Secretary is Susan Rowe, and Treasurer is Janet Spoon. Liza Plaster is Recording Secretary. Other board members are Jim Hogan, Kitty Rosati, Danny Seaver, Lee J. Ball, Nick Curtis, and Ex Officios Janet Wilson and Alex Bernhardt. The mission of the Foundation is to provide education with a strong commitment to environmental stewardship, sustainable agriculture, historical preservation and community.

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Twelve New Projects for Division 11 in Updated Draft Transportation Plan NORTH WILKESBORO, NC (June 29, 2017)…Transportation officials Wednesday announced that 12 new transportation projects in Division 11, which includes Avery, Alleghany, Ashe, Caldwell, Surry, Watauga, Wilkes and Yadkin counties, are in the updated version of the state’s draft 10-Year transportation plan. New projects include: • Widening Connelly Springs Road from the Catawba River to South-West Boulevard in Caldwell County; • Constructing the North Wilkesboro Bypass from N.C. 118/218 to U.S. 421/Dancy Road in Wilkes County; and

• Modernizing N.C. 88 from West Jefferson to Warrensville in Ashe County. The accelerated projects include: • Widening N.C. 105 from Clarks Creek Road to N.C. 105 Bypass in Watauga County by two years, from date to date; • Modernizing Oakwoods Road from U.S. 421 to Main Street in Wilkes County, from date to date; and • Widening N.C. 115 from U.S. 421 to Second Street in Wilkes County, from date to date. In addition, a project was added to construct a sidewalk network at Northern Hospital from Worth Street to Rockford Street in Surry County. “We’re going to help a greater number of people, and we’re doing so on quicker timetables,” Division 11 Engineer Mike Pettyjohn said. “These projects will provide the residents of northwestern North Carolina a better transportation system, which translates to improved quality of life.” The plan, called the Draft 2018-2027 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), includes a total of 144 new projects and hundreds of projects with accelerated construction schedules. The adjustments reflect updated financial information, including projected revenues, and lower inflation and construction cost overruns. The plan was initially scheduled to be approved by the Board of Transportation at its June meeting, but approval was delayed to allow the department to update the document to reflect the changes. NCDOT will now hold a public comment period on the updated version of the document. The public comment period will run from June 28 to July 12. Anyone who would like to provide comments should contact Diane Wilson at or (919) 707-6073. The final 2018-2027 STIP is expected to be approved by the Board in August. More information about the STIP and how transportation projects are funded is available online at

DAV Golf Tournament Set HUDSON, NC (July 1, 2017)…The 7th annual James Smith Memorial golf tourney will be held Saturday, July 15th at Lenoir Golf Club. Hot dog lunch at 1pm, provided prior to tee off time at 2pm. Cost, $50.00 includes lunch, a thank you gift for all players, top 3 teams will win $300.00, $200.00,$100.00. Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 6 of Caldwell County proudly sponsors this annual golf outing. Teams are encouraged to pre-register for this captains choice. Mulligans are $5.00. Call 396-4732 or 850-2493 to register.

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Emerald ash borer found in more areas of the state RALEIGH, NC (June 28, 2017)…Add Cabarrus and Mitchell to the list of North Carolina counties where the emerald ash borer has been discovered. The invasive pest, which was discovered in the Asheville city limits in early June, has now been confirmed in 27 counties. EAB is a metallic green beetle that bores into ash trees and feeds on tissues beneath the bark, ultimately killing the tree. The signs and symptoms of EAB aren’t always immediately noticeable because EAB damages the inside of the tree. Adult borers lay eggs on the bark of ash trees. When the eggs hatch, the larvae bore into the bark and feed on the transportation tissues of the tree. This disrupts the movement of nutrients and water within the tree, causing the tree’s slow death, typically in three to five years. The signs and symptoms of EAB infestation include thinning and dying crowns; increased woodpecker activity that causes the tree to look like it is losing patches of bark; small, 1/8-inch D-shaped exit holes where adult beetles emerged from the trees; galleries on the inside of the bark; creamcolored larvae; and epicormic sprouting, or sprouting from the main stem of the tree. Host plants include all native ash trees and native white fringetree. The Chinese white fringetree, often planted for ornamental purposes, is believed to be resistant. EAB, a non-native invasive insect from Asia, has been found in the following counties: Buncombe, Cabarrus, Catawba, Davidson, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Gaston, Graham, Granville, Guilford, Iredell, Johnston, Lincoln, Madison, Mitchell, Mecklenburg, Orange, Person, Randolph, Swain, Vance, Wake, Warren, Wayne, Wilson and Yancey. The entire state of North Carolina is under a quarantine for EAB. This prohibits the movement of ash plant parts, the insect itself, ash nursery stock and all hardwood firewood into non-quarantined areas such as South Carolina or central Tennessee. Adult EAB beetles are about a half-inch long and 1/8-inch wide. If their wing covers are pried up, their bodies are a metallic purplish-red color.

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Emerald ash borer found in more areas of the state Continued from page 8…

In North Carolina, the adult EAB is expected to be active in late spring and early summer, likely April through June. EAB larvae may be found under the bark of the tree most of the year. For more information about EAB, visit and follow the links under the “Forest Health” section. To view current federal EAB quarantines, visit the national EAB website, The spread of invasive insects in the state is often due to human activity through the transportation of infested wood products such as firewood. It is strongly recommended that people burn local or treated firewood to reduce the spread of invasive pests. The North Carolina Forest Health Branch monitors the spread of invasive pests. People who suspect there is an infested tree in an area near them should contact their county ranger. The contact information can be found online at, follow the links under the “contacts” heading.

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Bemis Completes Expansion of Monterrey, Mexico Facility SHEBOYGAN FALLS, WIS. (June 27, 2017)… Wisconsin-based manufacturer, Bemis Mfg. Co. has completed an expansion of its Monterrey, Mexico facility that positions the company to better serve its growing customer base in this region. The expansion increases Bemis’ manufacturing footprint - adding presses and further advancing Bemis’ technical manufacturing capabilities in Mexico. Breadth and Depth of Capabilities Adds Increased Value to Growing Customer Base…

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Job Opening Wilkes Developmental Day School is currently seeking a person to provide Community Based Rehabilitative Services (CBRS) as a contract position. Duties include working with children to provide specialized instruction through early intervention in the Caldwell County community, daily notes and scheduling. Must be self-motivated and dependable. Successful candidates will have a bachelor or above degree from an accredited college or university in B-K Education/Special Education/Child Development/Human Development/Family Relations/Family Studies/ Psychology or Social Work. Applications can be obtained at or at the school. Call 336-838-3119 for more information. Competitive pay. EOE.

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Dr. Herb Says….Stay healthy with nature Alkalize your pH Many health professionals believe that the pH balance in our bodies is very important. Some go further to clearly state that it is a matter of life and death. It is important, if not critical, for us to know the scientific and medical facts regarding how the human body functions, what affects its health and what we can do to keep it healthy. Knowledge is always increasing. What was believed and accepted as true fifty or a hundred years ago is not necessarily true and factual today. I know for some this is hard to accept and it is an arguable topic but it is essential that we expand, open up and educate our minds in grasping and accepting scientific and medical facts, evidences and results which don’t expose our bodies to health risks and don’t conflict with the word of God. What is meant by pH? PH is a figure expressing the acidity or alkalinity of a solution on a numerical scale on which 7 is neutral. PH stands for power of hydrogen, which is a measurement of the hydrogen ion concentration in the body. The total pH scale ranges from 1 to 14, with 7 considered being neutral. A pH less than 7 is said to be acidic and solutions with a pH greater than 7 are basic or alkaline. So the pH level is a measure of your acid/alkaline balance in the body. Ideally in a healthy body, the pH of the blood should be about 7.385. Dr. F. Batmanghelidj, author of Water of Health, for Healing, for Life, explains that “from 7 to 14 on the pH scale is the alkaline range; 7 is less alkaline than 14. On the pH scale 7 is neutral, meaning optimum. Thus, pH of 7.4 of the interior of the cell denotes its natural, slightly alkaline state. This state promotes health because it is the state that best suits the enzymes that function inside the cell. They achieve optimum efficiency at this pH level. Adequate flow of water in and out of the cell keeps the cell interior in its health-maintaining alkaline state.” It is at the cellular level that our bodies live and die. The billions of cells in our bodies must maintain alkalinity, in order to function and stay alive. Having a proper pH balance in our bodies is crucial for our defense against diseases. Disease easily grows in an acidic body, which makes a condition favorable for the growth of bacteria, yeast, fungus, mold, viruses, and any other unwanted organisms. It appears that cancer has the tendency to strikes those with an over-acidic body. An acidic body is a sickness magnet. What we eat and drink will impact where our body’s pH level falls. Balance is everything! An acidic state causes a lack of oxygenation at the cellular level. When the pH level falls below 7.4, there is less than the maximum oxygen in the blood. Blood carries the maximum oxygen at pH7.4 (alkaline). Without proper oxygenation, unfriendly bacteria, mold, and viruses will prosper.

When the human body is in an acidic state, it will try to shield itself from the damaging effects by storing the acid in fat cells. The body tries to prevent the acid from damaging tissues. When the acid level is high in the body, calcium is also depleted. The body may make fat cells in order to store unwanted acid for its own protection. This process may save your vital organs from severe damage. By returning to a balanced pH level, you may lose unwanted fat cells. Continued on page 12... Sun 7 to 6 M-T 7 to 6

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Dr. Herb Says….stay healthy with nature Alkalize your pH If the body is too acidic, one could start to experience feelings of imbalance including gas, constipation, bloating, acne, heartburn, acid reflux, indigestion, mild headaches, gastritis, candida and frequent flus. Advanced symptoms of over-acidity include Crohn’s disease and possible cancer. If a person’s diet is largely composed of acid-forming foods like meats, fish, cheeses, breads, white flour foods, greasy dishes, chocolate, coffee, wine, beer and cigarettes etc., it is very likely they will have an over-acidic body. Eating a low-acid diet can help prevent and fight off disease by keeping inflammation inside the body, away. It is important to understand that our lungs, kidneys and other buffering systems, regulate the blood’s pH. The pH level in urine is also affected by what we eat but the lungs and kidneys regulate the pH of the blood. ROLE OF THE LUNGS The body uses the lungs to control blood pH, which involves the release of carbon dioxide from the lungs into the blood. Carbon dioxide, which is mildly acidic, is a waste product of the processing of oxygen. As such, cells constantly produce carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide is excreted into the blood, which takes it to the lungs, where it is exhaled. As carbon dioxide accumulates in the blood, the pH of the blood decreases therefore the acidity increases. Also our brain regulates the amount of carbon dioxide that is exhaled by controlling the speed and depth of breathing. The amount of carbon dioxide exhaled increases as breathing becomes faster and deeper. Consequently, the pH of the blood increases. By adjusting the speed and depth of breathing, the brain and lungs are able to regulate the blood pH minute by minute. ROLE OF THE KIDNEYS The kidneys are able to affect blood pH by excreting excess acids or bases. The kidneys have some ability to alter the amount of acid or base that is excreted, but because the kidneys make these adjustments more slowly than the lungs do, this compensation generally takes several days. BUFFER SYSTEMS A third mechanism for controlling blood pH involves the use of buffer systems, which guard against sudden shifts in acidity and alkalinity. The pH buffer systems are combination of the body’s own naturally occurring weak acids and weak bases. The pH buffer systems work chemically to minimize by adjusting the proportion of acid and base.

Food is considered acidic or alkaline depending on its pH value so foods below seven are considered more acidic and foods above seven considered more alkaline. Alkaline foods such as fresh fruits, vegetables are broken down into short chain fatty acids that contain certain nutrients, which nourish and promote good bacteria in our intestines. These good bacteria help to decrease inflammation throughout our bodies. Processed foods, high protein foods and supplements, sodas, sweetened beverages along with refined sugar, flour and too much saturated animal fat can create an acidic environment in our gut. Continued on page 13...

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Dr. Herb Says….stay healthy with nature Alkalize your pH High alkaline foods are good, not because they change the pH of the blood but because they promote good bacteria in the gut. The general recommendation to maintain a healthy pH is to eat eighty percent alkaline-forming foods and twenty percent acid-forming foods. However, it is important to take note of the fact that food’s acid or alkaline forming tendency in the body has nothing to do with the actual pH of the food itself. A food may itself be acidic, but it’s effect on the body may be to create an alkaline environment. For example, lemons and un-distilled Raw (unpasteurized) Organic Apple Cider Vinegar are very acidic, however the end products they produce after digestion and assimilation are very alkaline so lemons and raw organic Apple Cider Vinegar are alkaline forming in the body. Raw Apple Cider Vinegar is the only vinegar that is alkaline-forming to the body. All other vinegars (white, balsamic, red wine, etc.) are acid forming. Meat will test alkaline before digestion, but it leaves a very acidic residue in the body so, like nearly all animal products, meat is very acid forming. ALKALINE FORMING FOODS There is no perfect diet in this present system that we live in, but perhaps the diet that is best for longevity and staving off disease is an alkaline diet. Diets consisting of highly alkaline foods like fresh vegetables, fruits and unprocessed plant-based sources of protein, for example, result in a more alkaline urine pH level, which helps protect healthy cells and balance essential mineral levels. An alkaline diet has been shown to help prevent plaque formation in blood vessels, stop calcium from accumulating in urine, prevent kidney stones, build stronger bones, reduce muscle wasting or spasm, among other things. Let us remember that the pH of a food before you eat it is less important than what it turns into once it’s inside your body. Too much acid tends to be common problem because of the high rates at which people eat animal protein, sugar, and processed grains, as well as the higher rates of prescription drug use. In Genesis Chapter One, we clearly see that the simple diet God gave to humanity was an alkaline diet: “And God said, “See, I have given you every tree whose fruit yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food.” Genesis 1:29” It seems obvious that God was instituting, at creation, the diet that is best for us. We know that the human body has degenerated and become less efficient in digesting wholesome foods due to intemperance, ignorance and sinful practices. Some of us have inherited digestive weaknesses and ailments due to abuse and unhealthy practices from our ancestors in the past. However, there are some things we can do to stimulate and promote health, one being to partake of an alkaline diet. The alkaline diet is a healthy alternative. Eating more fruits and vegetables, alone with curbing our taste for refined carbohydrate, sugars, and if possible eliminating diary intake, may help balance pH levels within the body. A balanced pH level may easily reduce daily issues and may even lower the possibility of certain longterm health risks. Sun 7 to 6 M-T 7 to 6

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Dr. Herb Says….stay healthy with nature Fiber Fiber is the part of food that passes through the body undigested. It absorbs, cleans, and removes toxins as it goes through. Fiber does not have any nutrients. It helps to keep waste flowing through and out of the body. Fiber is only found in a vegetation diet. A good diet should consist of thirty grams of fiber a day, or about on ounce. Adding fiber to the diet has helped people with blood sugar problems, cholesterol, heart, gall bladder, and many less serious problems such as skin conditions, allergies, and headaches. Most people are eating a high fat, high protein diet, with low fiber, which is causing many health problems. Toxins, parasites, yeast, bacteria, can settle in the intestinal tract when a person has a low fiber intake. The colon is related to all body systems and can cause diseases in the body if not kept clean with fiber. Fiber is like a washcloth going through the colon. If your diet is high in complex carbohydrates, which is high in fiber, you will have less sickness, if it is high in proteins, especially animal, less fiber, the more bacteria, more sickness.

Rutin Bioflavonoids (flavonoids) are a class of water-soluble plant pigments. The flavonoid Rutin is a flavonol glycoside comprised of the flavonol Quercetin and the disaccharide Rutinose. Flavonoids provide much of the flavor and color in fruits, vegetables, berries and flowers. The flavonoid Rutin is found in a wide range of foods such as the white material just beneath the peel of citrus fruits, in peppers, buckwheat and currants. Other rich sources of Rutin include black tea and apple peels. While they are not considered essential, some bioflavonoids do support health as an antioxidant, antiinflammatory, antihistaminic and antiviral agents. The human body cannot produce bioflavonoids, so they must be supplied in the diet. Rutin may help strengthen capillaries, the management of venous edema, protect against some toxins, glaucoma and hay fever. It may help to form collagen in connective tissue, to help heal wounds, bruising and support a healthy immune system. Rutin strengthens veins and arteries giving relief to varicosity. Supplementation may be beneficial toward diminishing unsightly bruises, spider veins, and relief for hemorrhoids, pain management for poor leg circulation and for restless leg syndrome.

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Bemis Completes Expansion of Monterrey, Mexico Facility Continued from page 10...

“We are excited to deliver the same kinds of innovative molding solutions to our customers in Mexico that we offer at our other Bemis locations. In addition, the plant infrastructure can now support presses as large as 4400 tons as our customers and their needs evolve.” According to Doug Odell, Vice President of Sales for the Contract Group , “The expansion does not represent a shift away from Bemis’ other contract facilities in Lenoir, NC and Sheboygan Falls, WI, which are also both experiencing significant growth. Bemis is known for being innovative and for helping customers design manufacturing solutions, often to complex manufacturing challenges. It’s important for us to be in proximity of our customers and deliver advanced manufacturing solutions to our customers in Mexico.” The facility, which is an FDA-registered manufacturing site and ISO 13485-certified for medical devices will also be ISO 9000 certified in 2018. “Our goal is to not only serve our current customers, but to expand into new markets that are growing in this region. We’re excited to have the equipment, technologies and team to do so effectively,” Meza said. The Monterrey operation employs about 160 people on three shifts, six days a week. The company expects to add to the workforce as it grows. For more than 60 years, Bemis Contract Group has been inspired by the visions of its world-class OEM customers. Integrating broad and deep competencies, a culture of innovation and advanced manufacturing technologies, Bemis is committed to continually meet the evolving needs of customers across multiple industries. With three state-of-the -art facilities and more than 2 million square feet of production capacity, Bemis augments innovation with the responsiveness, agility and ability to scale that its customers need to get on top and stay there in fiercely competitive markets.

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8U Granite Falls Girls Softball All-Star team headed to State Tournament GRANITE FALLS, NC (June 30, 2017)‌The 8U Granite Falls All-Star team (girls coach pitch softball) from Granite Rec won the Tarheel League District 1 Tournament on Friday, June 30 at the Southern Caldwell Optimist Park. They defeated both Shelby (twice) and Caldwell County All-Stars in 3 games with a total score of 33-7. By winning the tournament the girls earned a berth to the State Tournament in Smithfield July 20-23. The girls are coached by John Bill Neel, Chase Winebarger, and Allan McMillon.

Info courtesy of Emili Yount. In above photo by Kendra Winebarger. Front row: Bat Girl Kara Yount Second row (L-R) Bella Smith, Lilly Bentley, Kaitlyn McMillon, Megan Janyssek, Carlie Yount, Mallory Winebarger Third Row (L-R) Anderson Neel, Temperance Trivette, Gracie Elliott, Aubrey Childers, McKenna Yount, Tristan Barlow

Back row (L-R) coaches Chase Winebarger, John Bill Neel, Allan McMillon

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Litmus Test: Art and Politics by Mike Holsclaw (June 23rd, 2017) Last time, I devoted part of my post to what I saw as an overly arid political perspective that some critics took in their critique of "Wonder Woman". Due to the fact that I was trying to resist my tendency for verbosity, I didn't discuss all of the wrinkles that had developed in the course of the critical reaction to the film. However, I've found one aspect of the ongoing discussion to be so compelling that I've decided to go back to the well one more time. Two weeks ago, David Edelstein published a review in "New York" magazine where he made no attempt to disguise the fact that, although he thought that "Wonder Woman" was nothing special as far as super hero movies go, he was, however, enormously enamored of Gal Gadot and her physical charms. He even went so far as to describe her as "a superbabe in the woods". In short, not only did he have the gall not to genuflect reflexively to the film's feminist message but he also didn't bother to hide the fact that he has a libido and that it had been stirred by a beautiful actress. As you might imagine, he's been excoriated ever since, in some quarters, for his supposed insensitivity and boorishness; the kindest remark I've seen basically insinuated that he was too old to know any better. The more typical range of opinion, though, is that he's probably so complacent within the security of his "white male privilege" that he feels he can afford to be openly sexist (the swine!) and that this is completely intolerable in this day and age... I'll admit that I'm more than a little unsettled by the intensity of the hostility that's been directed towards Edelstein; being crude or vulgar is one thing, and not necessarily something I could defend but, should someone be raked over the coals of collective opprobrium simply because, in fairly innocuous terms, they admitted they found an actor in a film to be sexually attractive? This is one of those instances where my white liberal guilt came into violent collision with my zealous regard for the First Amendment and my mental gears began to grind a bit. Ultimately, though, they began to shift in the direction of free expression; I do think it should be possible to at least entertain the idea that desire is part of the human equation without having to appear before a tribunal of Thought Police while they solemnly intone "obsolete, obsolete, obsolete"... This doesn't seem like an unreasonable position to hold. Just as I began to seriously ruminate on this situation and consider whether I would write about it, there was an occasion of the same kind of serendipity I described last time; Willa Paskin, the television critic at "", wrote a special column about this very issue. She called it "In Defense of Lusty Movie Reviews" and she took what was, in my opinion, an eminently sensible point of view: part of the aesthetic satisfaction we derive from watching movies and television is from seeing the extraordinarily good looking individuals who appear there. This doesn't diminish the other qualities we look at and appraise but it shouldn't be denied either. She assumes an attitude of bemusement that so many reviewers, in an effort to be politically sensitive, bend themselves into pretzel-like shapes trying to avoid any mention of the physical appearance of the people appearing in the stories they are reviewing. She's not advocating for some shallow metric predicated on the size of biceps or the number of ridges in a "sixpack", but she is saying that we are physical creatures and we can't totally shut out the physical elements of our response to art or entertainment, nor should we. I suppose that she, too, will be lambasted for making even this much of a good faith concession to our carnal natures but, I have to say, I'm impressed by her courage to swim against the tide. This isn't the first time either; I've seen her take contrarian positions on other points of criticism in the past, even when there was not so subtle pressure to bow to cultural consensus on the issue in question. Continued on page 18...

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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Litmus Test: Art and Politics by Mike Holsclaw Continued from page 18‌

From little hints, she's dropped in her writing over the years, I gather she must be in her mid-to-latetwenties; it does my heart good to read the work of a millennial who dares to buck the herd mentality there may be hope for her generation yet! But, enough of my curmudgeonly musing about Ms. Paskin; the larger point I want to make is that we should tread carefully as we move in the direction of applying a variety of different litmus tests to all of the cultural artifacts we peruse. Rather than instituting a rating system where we judge critics with ever more narrowly defined criteria as to just how "correct" they are on particular hot button issues, or subject their opinions to a quiz of ideological purity every time they express an opinion, perhaps we could just admit to ourselves that people come in a variety of different perspectives and, just because we disagree about one of their points of view, it doesn't mean we have to reject everything they have to say on every topic. Plus, we probably should start learning to resist the urge to "re-educate" every individual who says or writes something we consider retrograde or reactionary; chances are good they already know they are running counter to whatever culturally approved version of the truth is currently in vogue and they just don't care! If we're going to keep our civilization intact, healthy, and robust, we'll have to learn that tolerating dissent like that is just as important as tolerating any other minority, person or perspective. It's easy to encourage free speech when everyone always says the same thing; the sign of an advanced society is when we can let those we vehemently disagree with have their say and we don't fall to pieces after they do. So endeth this week's lesson! Next time, we'll try to resolve some other pressing social issue; it’s just one more of the many services I try to provide... 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:

Thursday, July 6, 2017



Thursday, July 6, 2017

The Good Word from the Bible

Hickory Fire Department takes delivery of new Aircraft Rescue Vehicle

HICKORY, NC (July 3, 2017)…In conjunction with the Hickory Regional Airport, the Hickory Fire Department has taken delivery of a new state-of-the-art aircraft rescue vehicle. The new all-wheel-drive vehicle, identified as Engine 4, is a Rosenbauer Airwolf C3 2-door Matthew 28:20 “I am with you always, International 7400 4x4 cab. The new truck is even to the end of the world.” powered by a Cummins 350 horse powered diesel engine with an Allison automatic transDo you look around at the world situation, mission. This vehicle will be a replacement for and get concerned, and wonder, what in the a 1990 GMC Topkick ARFF truck. world will happen next? What is this world coming to? However black the clouds that roll upon the world now, sin will not go on forever. Jesus is going to come back as promised. When Jesus comes, sin will be over. Jesus will put an end to sin, once and for all. We must look above all the evil and ignorant things going on in the world, and have faith in Jesus. He is our only hope. No one else can or will rescue us from the plight of sin and destruction. Just because most of the world is following evil, you do to have to go the ways of the world. Refuse to walk in the path of evil. God will send his angels to protect you and help you say no to the world’s evil ways. Equipped with seating for two crew members, God told us to love not the world. Anything it also a bumper turret with a FLIR camera that God tells us to do, if we are willing to (forward looking infrared), which can be used obey, He will help us to do it. God said, “Love at night and in fog, or to detect warm objects not the world, neither the things that are in against a cooler background. Engine 4 also the world. If any man love the world, the love has one twin agent handline, water tank caof the Father is not in Him. For all that is in pacity of 500 gallons, 60-gallon foam tank, the world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the 500 pounds of dry chemical, and a 250 gallon eyes, and the pride of life is not of the Father, per minute fire pump. The truck is also but is of the world. And the world passeth equipped with mounted generator and scene away, and the lust thereof; but he that doeth lights, which will assist emergency personnel during nighttime responses. the will of God abideth forever.” This truck meets the Federal Aviation Administration requirements for the Hickory RegionBy Dr. Herb Cole al Airport’s index and class rating. The Of The Natural Food Store $328,892 vehicle was funded by FAA grant funds. ...a weekly Inspirational Message for today’s life-styles...

Thursday, July 6, 2017


Newcomers of Catawba Valley to Host Founder of Historic Hart Square HICKORY, NC (July 3, 2017)‌The founder of Hart Square, Dr. Bob Hart, will speak to the Newcomers of Catawba Valley (NCV) at its July 12 meeting. Hart Square is a village of more than 90 log structures dating from 1763 that Hart disassembled and transported to his 200 acre farm south of Hickory. There, over the last 40 years, he rebuilt them into the largest collection of original historic log structures in the country. All but two came from within 60 miles of Hickory. The log structures range from corn cribs and outhouses, to cabins, stores, a chapel, barns and even a moonshine still. Dr. Hart salvaged everything possible from the dilapidated structures, including the rocks from chimneys and the hand-forged nails. Each year Hart Square is open to the public on the fourth Saturday in October, when dozens of costumed volunteers portray life in the 1800s. This year's festival will be held on October 28. Dr. Hart will speak and show slides of Hart Square at 10:30 a.m. on July 12, at the NCV meeting, held in the old terminal building of Hickory Regional Airport, 3101 9th Ave. Dr. NW. Newcomers of Catawba Valley (NCV) is primarily a social organizations that enables new and longtime residents of the region to meet, make friends and participate in a variety of activities, including support of area charities and service programs. The club is made up of men and women and does not limit how long a member may belong. Monthly general meetings are usually held at the Hickory Regional Airport at 10:30 a.m. on the second Wednesday of every month. Variations in that schedule as well as the calendar of activities and special events are posted on the NCV website. For more information visit Dr. Hart's presentation and the monthly meetings of Newcomers of Catawba Valley are open to the public.

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