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Caldwell Serving Caldwell County North Carolina

Volume 3, Issue 44


Thursday, August 10, 2017

2017 Budget Agreement Increases Funding for Caldwell UNC Healthcare RALEIGH, NC (August 9, 2017)…The bipartisan North Carolina Budget passed and signed into law earlier this year included the transfer of funds from the State’s sale of the Dorothea Dix Hospital Property to the Dept. of Health and Human Service for the purpose of expanding inpatient capacity in rural areas near counties with limited inpatient capacity relative to their needs through constructing new beds or renovating existing beds to form new inpatient psychiatric units. Of the funds transferred up to $4 million will be used for inpatient beds at Caldwell UNC Healthcare, a much-needed addition that will have a tremendous impact on health care in Caldwell County. “The need for inpatient psychiatric services in our region is great,” Caldwell UNC Healthcare President Laura Easton said. “A nearby facility reported receiving over 5000 inquiries for their unit in a one year period. Unfortunately, they were only able to serve approximately 500 of these requests. Caldwell County citizens have had great difficulty in accessing inpatient mental health services when they need them and have been forced to travel great distances across the State. Senator Ballard and Representative Hall recognize this need and worked tirelessly to appropriate funds for our community. At UNC Caldwell, we are grateful for their advocacy. We will use these funds to build a facility for care and treatment that respects the dignity of each person and keeps them close to home. “

"I just visited Laura Easton, President and CEO of Caldwell Memorial, last week to walk the space that will be renovated to accommodate these new beds. Our emergency rooms have turned into waiting rooms for mental health patients it's costly and ineffective and we must do better in working together to provide patients the right level of care. Under Laura's leadership, I know these funds will be used efficiently and appropriately towards fulfilling this critical need for our community" said Senator Deanna Ballard. “The $4 million for inpatient behavioral health beds at Caldwell UNC Healthcare helps meet a critical need for our county. Increasingly, the county and law enforcement have been forced to spend considerable resources dealing with mental health issues that should be the work of medical professionals. This is truly a case of spending resources now to save resources in the long run. Plus, it's just the right thing to do for the citizens of Caldwell County. I'm proud to be a part of securing these funds” said Representative Destin Hall.

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Caldwell Journal Weather An afternoon t-storm. High 79 Low 66 Precipitation: 0.60 in. High 82 Low 66 Precipitation: 0.19 in. High 85 Low 66 Precipitation: 0.11 in. A couple of t-storms High 83 Low 68 Precipitation: 0.53 in. High 83 Low 68 Precipitation: 0.00 in. Some sun, t-storms possible. High 82 Low 62 Precipitation: 0.16 in. High 82 Low 65 Precipitation: 0.00 in.

State Highway Patrol Hopes Eclipse Doesn’t Shadow Safety RALEIGH, NC (August 7, 2017)…In anticipation of the solar eclipse scheduled to take place on Monday, August 21, the State Highway Patrol is placing an emphasis on safe travel. Due to the expected number of people taking part in the event, roadways across portions of the state will see a significant increase in motorists. A total solar eclipse will be visible in the western portion of North Carolina, drawing several visitors from surrounding states. Authorities are encouraging onlookers to arrive early for the event in an attempt to decrease the number of vehicles on the roadways at one time. Safety Tips Prior to and After the Eclipse: • Arrive early to your chosen destination • Expect traffic delays closer to the event’s date • Be patient • Plan alternate routes • Monitor traffic reports on local media/radio broadcast • Have food and water readily available • Remove vehicle from roadway if experiencing mechanical problems • If involved in a collision with no injuries, remove vehicle to the shoulder and wait for authorities Safety Tips During the Eclipse: • Do not stop on the roadway • Refrain from parking on the shoulder or median portions of the roadway • Use designated parking areas • Do not wear eclipse glasses while driving • Do not drive distracted - Park before attempting to photograph or record the event • Watch for pedestrians along the roadway • Activate headlights Motorists are requested to avoid calling 911 or *HP (*47) for non-emergency inquiries. For updated traffic information, please visit For further information on the solar eclipse, please visit

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Renovations Centralize Academic Resources at CCC&TI HUDSON, NC (July 31, 2017)...Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s Academic Support Center and Writing Center on the Caldwell Campus have a new home inside the Broyhill Learning Resource Center, which is also home to the college’s library. The newly transformed “learning commons” space will offer a variety of resources for students and additional quiet study rooms, all centrally located in E Building. CCC&TI’s Academic Support Center (ASC) offers a variety of free services to enhance students’ learning experience, including tutoring, online tutoring, placement test reviews, various academic resources and computer and printing services. The Writing Center offers students the tools necessary to write and communicate effectively with an individualized and collaborative environment. A fully trained staff is on-hand to help students will all levels of writing and at all stages of the writing process. The Writing Center got its start in 2007 as part of the Quality Enhancement Plan, “Write On.” The goal for the project is to make these resources more convenient for students using the library while also making library resources more readily available to students using the Academic Support Center and the Writing Center. “We want to do all we can to help our students be successful,” said CCC&TI President, Dr. Mark Poarch. “Making these centers more convenient and providing a comfortable space for students to get the assistance they need is just one more step we can take to help them reach their goals.” The project also opened space in the John Forlines Building, which previously housed the Writing Center and Academic Support. That space has been used for an expanded Testing Center and other renovations to improve student support functions. The project was funded by a $100,000 grant from the Charles A. Cannon Charitable Trust and supporters.


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Celebrate the Great American Total Solar Eclipse on Top of Sugar Mountain SUGAR MOUNTAIN SKI RESORT, NC ( August 4, 2017)…From noon until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 21 Sugar Mountain Resort’s Summit Express high-speed, six-passenger lift will ferry passengers to the mountain’s 5,300’ peak to view the Great American Total Solar Eclipse, a once-in-a life-time astronomical spectacle. It is the first coast-to-coast eclipse since 1918 and will glide across 14 states, including North Carolina, in the continental U.S. along a 70-mile-wide swath. With favorable weather, at 2:36 p.m. viewers atop Sugar Mountain will experience a spooky afternoon darkness and a drop in temperature by as much as 10 degrees. Audiences in the High Country can expect the greatest partial eclipse of 95 percent coverage. According to NASA, those who plan to view the phenomenon should check the safety authenticity of viewing glasses to ensure they meet basic proper safety viewing standards. Beverages will be for sale at the summit, and the Sugar Mountain Sports Shop will be open offering 3060% off select items. For lift-ride ticket prices, group rates, and

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South Caldwell Christian Ministries, located at 5 Quarry Road, Granite Falls will have a Furniture Sale on Saturday, August 19 from 9am-2pm. They will have new leather sofas, love seats, chairs, recliners, and ottomans donated by Carolina Craftsman Furniture. They will also have gently used pieces, used office furniture and equipment. Contact Deborah Thomas at 396-4000 if you have questions.

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Town of Granite Falls recognizes Lovelady Rescue Squad GRANITE FALLS, NC (August 8, 2017)‌The Granite Falls Town Council approved and presented a resolution of appreciation honoring the service of Lovelady Rescue Squad, Inc. on Monday, August 7, 2017. Lovelady Rescue Squad provided emergency and rescue services to the residents of the Town of Granite Falls and the surrounding communities for over 61 years. Accepting the resolution on behalf of Lovelady Rescue Squad were long-term members Tommy High and Keith Davenport. Pictured Left to Right: Councilmembers Marc Church and Tracy Townsend, Mayor Pro Tem Dr. Caryl B. Burns, Lovelady Rescue Squad Chief Keith Davenport and Treasurer Tommy High, Mayor Barry Hayes, Councilmembers Jim Mackie, Martin D. Townsend, and Mike Mackie.


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Through My Lens, not Yours SPECIAL TO THE CALDWELL JOURNAL (By Dan O’Neal)‌Football and other fall varsity sports have begun their preparations for the upcoming season. Perhaps Jeff Parham is hoping to see a "Serena Williams" type of tennis phenom dominate in the Northwestern 3A/4A Conference. Maybe Neymar himself will boost the Boys Varsity Soccer over the top; Coach Bridges would enjoy this. It could be that a future olympian will break the 16:00 mark in Cross Country; Dana Smith will train such an athlete with his own tenacity and wisdom. There have been no conversations with the aforementioned coaches as of yet but hopefully soon. I did recently have a brief chat with Varsity Football Coach Marc Kirkpatrick to get his thoughts about South Caldwell 2017 campaign. He spoke of the way it was the goal of the players and coaching staff to be competitive in all eleven games as well as to be tougher as well as greater accountability and discipline. Coach Kirkpatrick also spoke of how the coaching staff plans to return to the run and block oriented offense, which is believed to be a better fit for the player personnel. He spoke of tweaks in the defensive scheme combined with making for better special teams play. Key players returning for the Spartans are Colton Kirby, who will likely anchor the trenches on both sides of the football. Jesse Connor returns from last season's injury and will compete with sophomore Jason Martin, who put some impressive numbers for a freshman quarterback. Other key players will be Nate Monroe, Harley Sullivan, Austin Raynor, and Joseph Witz, who also sat out last season with an injury. Whatever outlook area high school football fans may have concerning South Caldwell play on the field, keep these few matters in mind: 1- South Caldwell knows how to block. There may not be world class speed with the maroon and black, but these kids play intelligent football and have excellent guidance from the coaching staff. Continued on page 9...

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2- During their state playoff run in 2015, no one gave them much credit and look at what these guys did; played all the way to Thanksgiving weekend until losing to Dudley. By the way, best wishes to former Dudley High quarterback Hendon Hooker as he continues his football career at Virginia Tech. To be sure, opposing squads need not fall asleep on the Spartans. And, once again, we hear Brent Tomberlin declare from the press box, "Here Come Your Spartanssssssssssss" Until next time, be of stout heart, scratch your heads as you wonder why the Carolina Panthers rehired Marty Hernia, oops Hurney and always reach for God's best in your world. Community Drive for The Old Shuford Mill fire families will be held on Saturday, August 19 from 8am -1pm at Granite Falls Recreation Center. Donations needed are gently used or new items such as, but not limited to, household items, clothing for men, women, and children, children's toys, kitchen accessories, tools, lawn and garden tools, furniture, appliances and holiday dĂŠcor. Fire families/renters may come between 1pm - 4pm on Saturday, August 19. Proof of unit rental will be required. Please contact Brooke via text at 828-409-0198 to volunteer or for questions. Clover Baptist Church will have a Family Movie Night, featuring the film New Life on Saturday, August 12, 6:30pm. All seating is free and refreshments will be served. Due to the serious nature of this film it is suggested that viewers be at least 12 years of age. The church is located at 100 Pinewood Road in Granite Falls. For more information call 828-396-2417 or visit

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2017 N.C. Mountain State Fair announces new attractions FLETCHER, NC (August 9, 2017)…High-diving firemen and roaming dinosaurs are just two of the new entertainment acts joining the 2017 N.C. Mountain State Fair Sept. 8-17 at the WNC Agricultural Center. High Dive Fireman Show, an acrobatic comedy, features performers doing Olympic-style dives from platforms up to 80 feet tall.

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Another new act, Dakota and Friends, is an interactive and educational experience featuring six types of dinosaurs. The main attraction is Dakota, a lifelike roaming Deinonychus. Fairgoers can see the dinosaur move and have a photograph taken with the creature. Children of all ages also will be able to touch dinosaurs and learn more about the work of paleontologists. Other new attractions are The Great Atlanta Puppet Show, a specialty puppet show filled with music, action and unique puppets; The One-Man Band and Son, a father-and-son duo that covers songs from the 1960s to now; Jay Mattioli Family Magic, a comedic magic show; and bluegrass instrumentalists Little Roy and Lizzie. The fair’s lineup also will include returning crowd favorites Sea Lion Splash, Kenya Safari Acrobats, the Hogway Speedway racing pigs and Dixie Starlight Express. The N.C. Mountain State Fair will feature more than 40 rides and games on the midway. James H. Drew Exposition is bringing three new rides to the fair this year: Cherokee, a swing ride for small children; Dalmatians, a spinning ride for older children; and Surfer, an exhilarating ride for teenagers and adults. Advance tickets for the fair are available now at participating Ingles stores, the WNC Ag Center and the WNC Farmers Market. More details are available at Miller Hill Baptist Church will have a Gospel Concert featuring The Pathfinders on Sunday, August 27 at 6:00pm. Everyone is invited. There is no charge but a love offering will be collected. The church is located at 1230 Virginia Street, Lenoir.

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Dr. Herb Says….Stay healthy with nature Water Everyone knows that water is good for you but most people do not realize that it is absolutely essential to one’s well-being. The human body is made up of approximately 70 percent water. The body’s supply of water is responsible for and involved in nearly every body process including digestion, absorption, circulation, and excretion. It is also the primary transporter of nutrients throughout the body. Water is necessary for all building functions in the body. Therefore, replacing the water that is lost continually through sweat and elimination is vital. The body cannot survive without water for longer than five days.

We take water for granted, and rarely drink enough. For proper functioning of the body, it is essential to drink at least eight glasses of quality water each day. Tea, coffee, alcohol, and manufactured beverages cannot replace water, because they stress and dehydrate the body. If you do not get enough water, you could be making yourself sick. In his book Your Bodies Many Cries for Water, F. Batmanghelidj, MD., an Iranian physician, explains that chronic, unintentional dehydration is at the root of many of our more serious maladies, including asthma, arthritis, high blood pressure, and lower back pain. Dr. Batmanghelidj argues that most of us are chronically dehydrated. Thirst is one of the last signals that you are dehydrated. He advises that we discipline ourselves to drink water to avoid unnecessary health problems. According to the doctor, as we get older, our sense of thirst does not work properly. (The following are Dr. Batmanghelidj’s explanations of how a lack of water affects certain diseases.) In asthma, histamine, which causes the bronchioles in our lungs to constrict, is the primary trigger for asthma. However, histamine release is also the body’s primary mechanism of stopping water loss for your lungs. Dr. Batmanghelidj, sites having cured over 3,000 ulcer cases when he was in an Iranian prison. He lists cases that he used water to alleviate dyspeptic pain even after Tagamet or Zantac failed. In the stomach there is mucus that lines your stomach to protect it from the hydrochloric acid. This mucus is 95 percent water. In this mucous material, sodium bicarbonate neutralizes the acid before it reaches the stomach wall. If the body has too little water, this mucous barrier sloughs off, and the stomach acid eats away at the stomach cell. If water is added, it immediately goes into the stomach, restoring the mucous membranes. Arthritis is inflammation of the joints, and is like hot spots in the body. Without adequate hydration around the joints, inflammation can occur. The lubricating material of the joint (synovial fluid) is almost all water. Cartilage is also very high in water content. Both require water for lubrication so that the cartilage that covers the ends of your bones glides smoothly on each other. The very mechanisms that cause the body to elevate blood pressure - the hormone system on your kidneys that conserves sodium, the constriction of the arteries, and the increased action of the sympathetic nervous system – are also those used to combat water loss. Continued on page 12... Sun 7 to 6 M-T 7 to 6

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Dr. Herb Says‌.stay healthy with nature Water Continued from page 11‌

The main reasons people experience lower back pain is from strain, injury or overwork of the back muscles. The stressed cells need ample amounts of water to flush out the acid particles created by the increased work or stress. When there are liberal amounts of water in the body, the cells have no problem. If the body becomes dehydrated, as most people are, the cells become unable to ride themselves of these acid components. As a result, the cells make substances called Kinins, which are polypeptide hormones that remain dormant unless the water level drops too low or your salt level goes too high. Kinins purpose is to cause pain, a signal to the body to 1) stop using that section of the body or more severe damage will occur, and 2) consume water so the acid-clearing pumps can do their job. To alleviate arthritic or low-back conditions, drinking several glasses of water at one time will not work. If dehydration has been long term, as has the pain, then relief will occur only after the body has had an increased intake of water for several weeks.

Halitosis (Chronic Bad Breath) A bad odor in the mouth is a general sign that there is some underlying cause or imbalance that needs to be addressed. Halitosis can be caused by poor dental hygiene, gum or tooth decay, nose, throat, or sinus infections, and excessive smoking. Most often bad breath is linked to gastrointestinal factors, such as poor protein digestion, improper diet, intestinal sluggishness and particularly chronic constipation. SUGGESTIONS To be free from constipation and its resulting bad breath a good colon cleanse is in order. Intestinal cleansers that include fiber and herbs offer best results. Green drinks like chlorophyll, barley juice, and wheat grass are good ways to combat bad breath. Garlic destroys foreign bacteria in the mouth and colon. Change the diet. Undigested animal protein in the intestines putrefies and causes bad odors. Emphasize raw and lightly cooked vegetable and fruits. Avoid constipating, refined carbohydrate foods like white sugar, white bread and baked goods. Avoid overeating of any kind of foods. Consume plenty of fiber each day. Drink six to eight glasses of water daily. Get plenty of exercise. A lack of sufficient exercise is one of the main causes of constipation. Consider going on a cleansing fast or a five day raw food diet.

Avoiding Disease When you have been told you have cancer or you are having a heart attack it can be too late. You may wish at that point you had done something to help prevent this tragedy. Our strategy should be to keep our defenses up and prevent unnecessary exposure to factors that increase our likelihood of contracting disease. Continued on page 13... Sun 7 to 6 M-T 7 to 6

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Dr. Herb Says….stay healthy with nature Avoiding Disease Continued from page 12…

Anti-oxidant nutrients such as vitamins A, C, E and the trace mineral selenium act as a quadruple threat defense against many diseases we fear most. (Heart disease, cancer, arthritis, cataracts, allergies, and inflammatory conditions to name a few) These anti-oxidant nutrients help SLOW the aging process. Not only do these powerful nutrients protect, they also stimulate our immune response so we can fight existing disease. Anti-oxidants also normalize the balance of chemicals in the body that control pain, inflammation and fever. Anti-oxidants work to protect our bodies from the formation of free radicals. Free radicals are the atoms that can cause damage to our cells, impairing our immune systems possible leading to infections and various degenerative diseases. Oxygen plus nutrients make energy, and free radicals are the exhaust or by product of this process and are removed by anti-oxidants. Free radicals are extremely TOXIC and a direct consequence of emotional and physical stress, trauma, infections, and outside influences, such as the fertilizers, preservatives, additives, colorings, pesticides on our foods, and environmental pollution, etc. These adversely affect our immune system and threaten our health. If your immune system is overwhelmed by a massive free radical assault you will react poorly to threats posed by germs, viruses and abnormal cell formations like cancer. The degree to which you are well nourished and armed with anti-oxidants affects your ability to cope with the above mentioned types of stress. If the anti-oxidants are missing at any point of this process cell damage can occur.

Main symptoms of excess free radicals include heart disease, cancer, liver disease, premature aging, skin diseases, and inflammatory diseases. But we cannot wait until we have already contracted one of these to prevent them. Since there is no way to eliminate all stress factors the anti-oxidants and antioxidant enzymes are our first line of defense against free radicals and must be in sufficient amounts to avoid unnecessary cellular and tissue damage. Scientists have determined that free radical damage can be and often is the ROOT CAUSE of a wide range of diseases. Anti-oxidants nutrients help prevent heart disease by protecting the arteries from damage that leads to cholesterol deposits but the risk of heart disease is more significantly decreased by the nutrients’ ability to help keep fatal blood clots from forming in the coronary arteries. Anti-oxidants have been shown to be effective in treating and preventing cancers. Many scientists believe that cancer only occurs when the body’s immune system fails. A healthy body responds by detecting and destroying cancerous cells. The pain and swelling of arthritis is caused by free radicals. Research has also linked deficiencies of anti-oxidants to the development of cataracts. Chemicals hypersensitivities are often caused by free radical reactions. Many people allergic to chemicals have often found their allergies to dissipate after taking anti-oxidants. Combinations rather than single anti-oxidants provide better protection since the nutrients work together.

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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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Lenoir / Caldwell County Crime Stoppers need your assistance LENOIR, NC (August 9, 2017)...The Lenoir / Caldwell County Crime Stoppers need your assistance in solving the following crime: On 08/01/2017 a report for Breaking and Entering with Larceny was reported to the Lenoir Police Dept. An unknown offender(s) entered a residence located in the 100 block of Countryside Drive and removed two window A/C units valued at $500.00. On 08/03/2017 a report for Larceny was reported to the Lenoir Police Dept. An unknown offender(s) removed an amount of paneling boards from a business located in the 2000 block of Hickory Blvd. The items removed were valued at $300.00 On 08/04/2017 a report for damage to personal property was filed with the Lenoir Police Department. An unknown offender (s) caused damage to 3 windows of a business located in the 300 block of Harper Ave. with a pellet gun. The damage was valued at $1,500.00. On 08/06/2017 a report for larceny was filed with the Lenoir Police Department. An unknown offender (s) removed a street sign from the intersection of Vance St. and Finley Ave. The street sign was valued at $100.00. Anyone who has any information regarding this crime or any other crimes is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 758-8300. A cash reward will be paid to anyone with information leading to the arrest of criminals or the recovery of property or illegal narcotics. You do not have to reveal your name. CRIME STOPPERS is a community program operated by citizens of Caldwell County which involves the public in the fight against crime. The CRIME STOPPERS phone line is operated 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Pooveys Chapel Baptist Church is sponsoring a Marriage Conference Friday, September 29 at 6:30pm at Club Cola, 30 South Main Street, Granite Falls. The cost is $30 per couple which includes a meal catered by Boxcar Grille. The menu is chicken or beef tips, potatoes, green beans, roll, and dessert. The speaker will be Rick Cope. For tickets go to

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Goin' Mobile by Mike Holsclaw (August 8th, 2017) It was probably 1967 because, the way I remember it, I was four years old. Mom and Dad had gone to see a double feature of "Billy the Kid vs. Dracula" and "Jesse James meets Frankenstein's Daughter" at the old Norris drive-in here in Lenoir. In lieu of letting my grandmother once again be my de facto babysitter, they decided to take me along, probably figuring that I would fall asleep in the backseat before the movies even began. More likely, though I don't remember doing so, I probably begged them to let me go because I was a precocious tot and already wanted to watch anything they watched, whether I had the slightest idea what I was seeing or not. Regardless, despite my best efforts not to, I did stretch out in the backseat and went to sleep but I remember, as vividly as the night it happened, what occurred next: I woke up, sat up, and stared at the screen just at the moment that John Carradine, playing Dracula, leapt down from the back of a wagon onto an unsuspecting victim. As he leapt, he spread his cape out behind him so that he looked like a giant bat. I was galvanized with fear; an electric jolt shot through me from the top of my head to the soles of my feet and I let out a bloodcurdling shriek from the backseat of the car. My parents were probably as startled as I was but my mom brought me over the top of the seat and held me to her chest as she tried to console me. I began to cry hysterically and say things like "The vampire! no, no, don't let the vampire get me! No!", over and over again. She tried to reassure me that everything was alright but, placing her hand on my chest, she felt my heart thundering so hard and fast she knew that I was almost beyond the pale. "Horace," she said, "his heart is about to leap out of his chest! I think we better go!" My dad offered resistance because, as I learned later, this scene in a film that had just traumatized me for life was only about twenty minutes into the story and this was, after all, just the first of two movies he was supposed to see that night. Still, this was his son that was having a psychic meltdown and, by all appearances, I wasn't about to calm down anytime soon so, although he grumbled, he started the car and we pulled out of the drive-in. As we drove through the night, the image of the king vampire leaping into the air, and, in my imagination, landing on me, repeated, again and again, on an endless playback loop behind my eyelids. Finally, though, because my mother was still holding me and speaking in low, consoling, tones, I eventually relaxed and even fell back to sleep. What did I learn from this episode? A couple of things: first, for whatever reason, vampires were the monsters which plumbed the depths of my soul; I still can't explain it rationally, but, they press my psychological pressure point harder than any other mythological creature, or at least, they did - I've already written, at another time, about how, a few years later, I would play this curious game of advance and retreat while my mother would watch "Dark Shadows". By this time, my initial terror was beginning to become tempered with fascination; I would run for the safety of the back of the couch whenever I saw Barnabas Collins bare his fangs but would slowly re-emerge because I simply couldn't resist finding out what nefarious deed he was about to perpetrate. Eventually, my fear was transmuted into an abiding passion; I hesitate to use the word "love", but when I was twelve and read "Dracula" for the first time and it ultimately became one of my all-time favorite novels, I think love is the only word that serves. And, of course, later on, when "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" came on the scene, I was absolutely transfixed with joy ("Twilight" not so much); Joss Whedon took the folklore of the undead and created a fictional universe of amazing depth and breadth. Luckily, my personal history made me the perfect audience for what he was presenting; all that sturm und drang about vampires really paid off for me in the end! Of course, the haphazard way my parents let me be exposed to "scary stuff'' and the autonomy they let me have in deciding whether I would continue to seek out more of the same flies in the face of both 21st century child psychology and today's popular wisdom; the only thing I can say about their somewhat casual style of child rearing is "Thank God!" I joked earlier about how "Billy the Kid vs Dracula" "traumatized" me but, in reality, I think they showed uncommon good sense in realizing that occasionally being frightened is part of the maturation process and being scared by an imaginary creature is probably preferable to being threatened by a real-life danger; Continued on page 17...

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they did an exemplary job in providing the real-life security that let me know that I was always safe. The other part of their above average intelligence consisted in them letting me learn how to handle my fear in my own time and on my own terms, neither completely shielding me nor dropping me into the deep end of the pool either. Whenever I look at Baby Boomer grandparents and Gen Xer parents and their Millennium offspring and how they handle these children like delicate Faberge eggs, I always send up a silent prayer of thanks that my parents didn't assume that every adversity I encountered would scar me for life. Although they never read William Goldman's "The Princess Bride", they would have agreed with the line, "Life is pain; anyone who tells you different is trying to sell you something." The other thing I learned, I learned only in retrospect; even though the sight of Mr. Carradine jumping off that wagon had filled my young, innocent heart with existential dread, in the larger context of horror films and horror film history, "Billy the Kid vs Dracula" is considered ridiculously tame and pretty chintzy to boot. Fear is a relative thing; although there isn't a thimbleful of chills present in this movie for any typical adult watching it today, at the time it represented just enough of a symbolic threat to send a four year old into abject terror. With the passage of time, my perspective is considerably different; as an adult, what interests me most about this film and its companion piece, "Jesse James meets Frankenstein's Daughter", is that they were the last two films of William "One Shot" Beaudine. Mr. Beaudine has a reputation which still persists but, unfortunately, not for the best of reasons: Over the course of a very long career, he became notorious for his ability to shoot films with incredibly low budgets incredibly quickly; as an adjunct to this "talent", he also developed the habit of "editing in the camera", that is, only shooting just enough footage to cover the scene with nothing left over. This meant that, back at the studio, the editor pretty much had to assemble the picture the way Beaudine had shot it, with very little latitude in choice of shots; hence the nickname "one shot" (in fact, he was never called this to his face during his lifetime; he acquired the moniker some years after his death and, in some respects, it's unfair - he would, when necessary, shoot some additional coverage for a scene. Still, it isn't a completely inaccurate description of his shooting style...) As you might surmise, this down and dirty style, over time, lent itself to a level of sloppiness that didn't encourage any kind of auteurist flourishes; increasingly, he would let technical errors and flubbed lines stay in the finished product because he was eager to move on to the next project. By the time, he made the double feature my father had tried so valiantly to watch, he was considered, for the most part, a hack. This hadn't always been the case; his career began during the silent era and he did some really interesting work in those days, in particular, making a film called "Sparrows", starring Mary Pickford, which was a neo-Gothic thriller about a group of orphans in peril that generated genuine suspense - in fact, the film's critical reputation has grown so much over the years that it was recently restored by the Library of Congress because of it's historical and artistic significance. Beaudine had been praised for his work here and this sense of critical regard continued into the advent of the "talkies"; he made other prestigious, "A" production films as the 1930's began and his career trajectory might have persisted on an upward path if not for the Great Depression; his finances took an enormous hit with the stock market collapse of 1929 and he began having to take jobs for the money and not for the artistic challenge. He forestalled the inevitable by going to Europe to work for several years but, when he returned in 1937, he discovered that whatever acclaim he once possessed had dissipated. With a certain amount of grim resignation, he agreed to direct a film for Producers Releasing Corporation or PRC, one of the so-called "poverty row" studios who were known for their ultra-low budget productions. The die was cast; he spent the 1940's making "quickies" for studios like PRC and Monogram, churning out undistinguished and practically indistinguishable "B" movies that would fill out the bottom half of double and triple features, supplementing the major studio Feature it accompanied mainly so that audiences would feel they had received a complete evening of entertainment for the price of their ticket. Just how much "entertainment value" these films actually had is open to debate; Beaudine himself grew increasingly cynical about the work he was doing in these years. Once, on the set of an East End Kids film he was directing, someone informed him that the production had fallen behind schedule. He responded with surprise, "You mean someone out there is actually waiting to see this crap?" Continued on page 18...


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In the 1950's, he still had some bright spots ahead of him; he began doing work for Walt Disney studios and, in fact, directed the first run of episodes for "Spin and Marty" on "The Mickey Mouse Club", for which he received many positive reviews. He also made "Westward Ho the Wagons" for Uncle Walt in 1956, which starred Fess Parker and George Reeves. This too, was popular with both audiences and critics and, ultimately, these jobs at Disney led to his working extensively in television for many years to come. So extensively that he wound up directing dozens, perhaps even hundreds, of episodes of various tv shows (no one seems to know how many for sure). One interesting bit of trivia is that he directed more episodes of the series "Lassie" than anyone else and, when he finally retired, he passed the baton to his son, William Beaudine Jr., who directed many episodes as well. Unfortunately, he couldn't resist continuing to make a few low-budget, exploitation films for independent producers in addition to his television work. In fact, this double feature my family and I were (attempting) to watch on that eventfull night were actually the last two films he ever directed. It's too bad that their major claim to fame is that they were both class-A stinkers. Not exactly a valedictory lap for someone who had been working in film for more than fifty years, but their legacy wasn't all bad. By a strange twist of fate, he scared the wits out of a weird little kid who went on to seek out the (much better) performances of John Carradine as Dracula in Universal's "House of Dracula" and "House of Frankenstein", and, who, in fact, fell in love with vampires and other types of Gothic films and literature for a long stretch of his teen and young adult years. I guess Mr. Beaudine was just the beneficiary of the law of Unforeseen Consequences; who knew that his crummy little picture was going to reap such an unexpected result? Like Chuck Berry sang, " 'C'est la vie' say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell..." 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: http://

Thursday, August 10, 2017




Thursday, August 10, 2017

Get Outside at Grandfather Mountain State Park FREE and open to the public – fun for adults and kids, families and friends! Join us to celebrate the mountain, state parks, natural resources, local history, environmental education, and the Year of the Spider. Grandfather Mountain State Park's "Get Outside Day"!!! There will be several activities and programs led by State Park's Ranger Sharon Becker and a couple presentations on the Spruce Fir Moss Spider by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Sue Cameron. Scheduled hikes led by Blue Ridge Hiking Club will leave out at: 9am To Calloway Peak; 930am To Shanty Spring; 10am To Profile View *RSVP to 828-963-9522 to register for hikes or for questions about them. Meet Randy Johnson, Author of the book "Grandfather Mountain The History And Guide To An Appalachian Icon" and have him sign your book. Date of Event: Sat, 08/19/2017 - 11:00am to 2:00pm Location: NEW Profile Parking Lot (4198 Hwy 105) - across from Pedalin' Pig Restaurant in Banner Elk

Thursday, August 10, 2017



Thursday, August 10, 2017

The Good Word from the Bible

HSCC teams up with WCNC NBC Charlotte to host third annual pet adoption drive – Clear the Shelters – on Saturday, August 19

HICKORY, NC (August 8, 2017)…Humane Society of Catawba County today announced that it will join with WCNC NBC Charlotte to host NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations’ Clear the Shelters third annual nationwide pet adoption drive on Psalm 55:22 “Cast thy burden upon the Lord, Saturday, August 19. On this day, HSCC will offer and He shall sustain thee; He shall never suf- low cost pet adoption fees as part of the nationwide Clear the Shelters initiative that seeks to help famifer the righteous to be moved.” lies find and adopt homeless pets. Since 2015, Clear the Shelters has resulted in more than It should not be difficult to remember that the 70,000 pet adoptions nationwide. ...a weekly Inspirational Message for today’s life-styles...

Lord desires you to lay your troubles and perplexities at His feet, and leave them there. Go to Him, saying; “Lord, my burdens are too heavy for me to carry. Wilt thou bear them for me?” And He will answer; I will take them. With everlasting kindness, will I have mercy on thee. I will take your sins and give you peace. Banish no longer your selfrespect; for I have bought you with the price of my own blood. You are mine. Your weakened will I strengthen. Your remorse for sin I will remove.” As soon as we consent to give up sin, to acknowledge our guilt, the barrier is removed between the soul and the Savior. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just, and will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Lay self at the foot of the cross. Hand yourself over to Jesus to be molded and fashioned by Him, that you may be made vessels to serve God. Your temptations, your ideas, your feelings, must all be laid at the foot of the cross. Then the soul is ready to listen to words of divine instruction.

“We are excited about the opportunity to participate in Clear the Shelters this year and hope many of our cats and dogs are able to find loving families that day,” said Jane Bowers, executive director at HSCC. WHAT: Humane Society of Catawba County to participate as an official Clear the Shelters partner alongside WCNC NBC Charlotte. HSCC will offer half-price pet adoption fees to help families find and adopt a new pet.

By Dr. Herb Cole Of The Natural Food Store

For more information about the national pet adoption drive, visit You can also follow the effort on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram by using the hashtags #ClearTheShelters and #LoveMyPet.

WHEN: Saturday, August 19 from 11 AM to 6 PM. WHERE: 3224 20th Ave SE, Hickory, NC 28602 – Hickory Shelter INFO: Audiences can visit to access more information about Clear the Shelters, including the full list of local participating animal shelters. ADOPTION: A real-time pet “Adoption Tracker” – posted on – will record the total number of pets that are adopted across all participating markets. SOCIAL: Use the hashtags #ClearTheShelters and #LoveMyPet to post photos of your favorite pets on your social media networks. Also, follow the effort on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Clear the Shelters-themed Snapchat filters will be activated on August 19.

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Cameron Annas receives prestigious award GRANITE FALLS, NC (August 9, 2017)...Cameron Annas, CIC, CRM, CWCA of Granite Insurance, a Keystone Insurers Group partner, received the “Thoroughbred Award” in recognition of being Keystone’s top new business performer in North Carolina for the 2016 calendar year. Cameron commented, “This award is not only an indication of “top new business sales” but also a reflection of the top quality organizations we have the opportunity to help be more successful each and every day. I am blessed, beyond what I deserve, with the best clients and team members at Granite Insurance!” Cameron’s success derives from his specialty in the Adventure Sport industry where his team currently serves clients in more than 36 states. Granite Insurance partners with personal clients and business owners to assure they have maximum opportunity to succeed and fulfill their dreams. Each program is individually crafted by their professional staff based on the unique needs of each client. As a part of Keystone Insurers Group, one of America’s largest insurance organizations, they are able to offer the resources of a large national insurance firm. However, Granite Insurance is still locally owned and continues to be managed by the same family for over sixty years. Granite Insurance serves clients in over thirty-six states. For more information, go to Keystone started in 1983 when four independent insurance agencies teamed up to pool their experience and expertise. Determined and scrappy in the face of a difficult market, this small group believed that agencies could be stronger and more successful if they linked arms. Today that passion and spirit continues, as Keystone has grown to almost 300 independent agency partners in 11 states, placing over $4 Billion of insurance premiums. Keystone provides its agents with a community of likeminded agencies, industry expertise and access to specialized products for their clients. Keystone is ranked number two on Insurance Journal’s 2016 list of Top 20 Privately-Held Property/Casualty Agency Partnerships. For more information, go to

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