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May 9 regular Council session deals with proclamations; budget and rezoning items by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

The 2021 Chamber Member of the Year, Hannah Garrett with Chairman Pete Craft and presenter and Events Committee member, Tina Clark. (photo by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

Three “Of the Year” awards given at 2022 Chamber Annual meeting Cherryville’s Business; Chamber Member; and Citizen of the Year honored at May 12 gala by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

The night of Thursday, May 12, 2022 annual gala and banquet was a great night for those members of the Cherryville Chamber of Commerce who are not just members of our community at large but are businesses and citizens that provide so many great services and love to this great small town in the

northwestern corner of Gaston County. The annual Chamber of Commerce meeting took place last Thursday night at the Cherryville Golf and Country Club and was opened up with a welcome and acknowledgement of all who came that night by Chamber Board of Directors chairman Pete Craft. Mr. Craft recognized and thanked the Board, asking those members present to stand, congratulating them on all their hard work. In addition to Craft (Stamey – Cherryville Funeral Home), the following members are: Mary Beth Tackett (Director/ Events Coordinator); Jhoan See CHAMBER, Page 2

In last week’s regular City Council meeting, held on Monday, May 9, Council members voted on and approved the minutes from four previous meetings; two work session meetings, one regular session meeting, and the budget work session meeting of April 10. Councilwoman Jill Puett read a proclamation designating May 28 as “National Poppy Day” in Cherryville, See COUNCIL, Page 6

The bright pink ribbon is cut as Dr. Thomas R. White (center, front) is surrounded by family, friends, staff, and Cherryville City and Chamber staff members at last Wednesday’s, May 11 ribbon cutting for his new HometownHealthy clinic, located on Oak Street. (photo by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

HomeTownHealthy opens in Cherryville May 11 ribbon cutting celebrates new medical clinic’s start by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

The Owens family photo at last week’s LOI signing: dad, Jason; Jackson; mom, Cathy; and sister, Bailey. (photo provided)

CHS track standout Owens signs LOI for Lenoir-Rhyne For Owens, it’s the best of both possible (track sports) worlds: being an Ironman and a Bear! by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

CHS track standout and

senior Jackson Owens has his sights set on continuing his track career and has cemented that fact by recently by signing a letter of intent (LOI) to run track for the Lenoir-Rhyne University Bears, said CHS AD Scott Harrill. The University – located in Hickory, NC – is a Division II school and is part of the South Athletic Conference (SAC). Jackson’s mom and dad, Cathy and Jason Owens, See OWENS, Page 9

City Manager Brian Dalton reading the National Police Week proclamation to Cherryville Police Chief Cam Jenks at last week’s Council regular session. (photo provided)

Cherryville physician Dr. Thomas Rhyne White, already a well established

name in medicine in his hometown, has opened a new medical affiliate in his old office on Oak Street. Called HomeTownHealthy, the facility had a ribbon cutting event on Wednesday, May 11, with Dr. White, members of his family and many of his staff from his other medical offices in Cherryville and

Shelby, as well the Mayor and members of the City Council and the Chamber of Commerce. Also coming by were numerous well-wishers and friends who wanted to tour the inside of the new clinic to see what all is going to be offered. In a handout given out afterwards, it was noted some of the services to be of-

fered at HomeTownHealthy (HTH) are: preventive medicine; health assessments; nutrition/fitness; weight management; lipid disorders; men’s health; laboratory services; and second opinions. On staff are, of course, Dr. White, Nurse Practitioner Meggan Farnsworth Harrelson; Whitney Walls, See HEALTHY, Page 3

Gaston Co. Schools honor outstanding educators Truist sponsors annual Evening of Excellence ceremony that culminated with the announcement of the Gaston County Teacher of the Year for 2022-2023 Four employees captured the most prestigious awards presented by Gaston County Schools during the 2022 Evening of Excellence ceremony. The program sponsored by Truist was held Thursday, May 5, at the Gaston Country Club. Steven Loudon of W.C. Friday Middle School was named the Gaston County See HONOR, Page 10

Gaston County Schools Superintendent Dr. W. Jeffrey Booker and Jeff Ramsey, Chairman of the Gaston County Schools Board of Education, along with a representative of Truist, with their “Of the Year” award winners for 2022-2023 at the recent Evening of Excellence ceremony. (photo provided)

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James Martin Scarborough GROVER, NC – James Martin Scarborough, 79, died Sunday, May 15, 2022 at his home. Born in Wilmington, NC, he was the son of the late James and Helen McCrae Scarborough. James was employed by Metrolina Sprinkler, Duke Energy and retired from Parker Hannifin. He was a member of Fairview Lodge #339, was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed golf. He loved his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchild dearly. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Zelma “Tinky” Scarborough of the home; daughters, Paige Biddix and husband Timothy and Brooke Bolin and husband Christopher; sons, Jason Scarborough and Jeremy Scarborough and wife Jennifer, all of Kings Mountain; sister, Jeanette Hoover and husband Knoxie of Charlotte; grandchildren, Jennifer Falls, Brandi Falls, Madison Ayscue, Josh Bolin, Spurgeon Scarborough, Hunter Scarborough, Cooper Scarborough, Colton Scarborough, Ember Scarborough and Joey Biddix; and great grandchild, Remi Biddix. A memorial service will be held 3:00 PM, Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at Clay-Barnette Funeral Home Chapel in Kings Mountain, with the Rev. Dr. Terry Floyd officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Dr., Shelby, NC 28150. Arrangements are entrusted to Clay-Barnette Funeral Home & Aquamation in Kings Mountain. Online condolences:

CHAMBER From Page 1 Alfaro (Alfaro Media Designs); Donna Beringer (Carolina Federal Credit Union); Emily Blackburn (Piedmont Lithium); Johnny Brown (Allstate Insurance); Sarah Chambers (Peak Resources); Barry Heavner (Houser Drug Co.); Emily Hurst (FleetNet America); Hannah Garrett (Carpenter – Porter Funeral Home and Cremation Services); Pam McGinnis (McGinnis Furniture of Cherryville, Inc.); Steve Panton (City of Cherryville); Casey Blair Sipe (Modern Printing Co.); and Vickie Spurling (Vickie Spurling Realty). Craft then called on Mayor H.L. Beam, III who came up and also welcomed everyone, adding, “We are proud of our Chamber.” Beam also mentioned other events put on by the Chamber, noting that this year’s Independence Day celebration will be moved to Rudisill Stadium this year due to the street construction going on in downtown. After the invocation by Mr. Craft, Chamber Director Tackett gave the review of the past year 2021, a section of the night’s festivities normally reserved for Events Committee Chairman Gary Dellinger, who was currently out of town. She showed a brief video of the Year in Review, which met with acclaim by those present, and she recognized the event’s sponsors as well

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■ POLICE ARRESTS 5-5: Charles Richard Crowder, 54, 201 Engle St., Cherryville, was arrested by GCSO deputies at E. Ushy 74 and Canterbury Rd., Gastonia, on one count of a warrant from another agency. 5-5: Brandon Lamar Stroupe, 40, 101 Dalton St., Cherryville, was arrested at 425 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Gastonia, by GCSO deputies on one count of a warrant from another agency. 5-5: Carl Edward Weber, 54, 227 Old Fallston Rd., Cherryville, was arrested at 227 Old Fallston Rd, Gaston County, by GCSO deputies on one count of a warrant from another agency. 5-8: Gilberto Mayo Gutierrez, 30, 702 North Dr., Cherryville, was arrested at 1750 Rankin Lake Rd., Gastonia, by Gastonia PD officers on one count of simple assault. INCIDENTS 5-2: City of Cherryville reports B&E by unknown subject(s) who broke into a storage shed at Aaron Moss Park. Two door locks damaged by burning. Case is active and under further investigation. 5-2: A Bessemer City

man and a Crouse man reported simple assault with minor injuries by unnamed suspects who assaulted the victim. Seized: Samsung cell phone, can of Red Bull, plastic drink bottle, and sunglasses (broken). Est. value of listed items: $300. Case is active and under further investigation. 5-3: CPD officer reports DWLR; driving w/no MV registration; and WSOJ (larceny of a motor vehicle) by listed suspect who had a warrant out for his arrest. Closed/cleared by arrest. 5-3: CPD officer reports DWLR; no registration; and WSOJ (larceny of a motor vehicle) by listed suspect who had said warrant for his arrest. Closed/cleared by arrest. 5-4: Cherryville woman reports larceny of a toy 4-wheeler from her property by listed suspect who took listed item. Stolen: one electric toy 4-wheeler valued at $300. Case is active and under further investigation. 5-6: CPD Chief Cam Jenks reports a call for service by local pharmacy for listed suspect who tried to obtain property by false pretense. Subject attempted to obtain prescription medication. Case is active and under

further investigation. 5-6: CPD officer reports DWI by listed suspect who operated a motor vehicle while under the influence of an impairing substance. Closed/cleared by arrest. 5-8: Cherryville man reports simple assault and DV by listed suspect. Minor injuries reported. Closed/ cleared by arrest. 5-8: On May 6, GCPD officers report a new investigation into a larceny of auto parts and accessories at 7156 Dallas – Cherryville Hwy., Cherryville. 5-10: CPD officer reports WSOJ on listed suspect who had an OFA. Closed/cleared by arrest. 5-12: GCPD officers report further investigation and closing/clearing by arrest weapon law violations and “all other” at 2532 Lincolnton Hwy., Cherryville. WRECKS 4-27: A vehicle driven by Margarita Salinas Suarez, 45, 5072 Pineburr Dr., Shelby, was traveling west on Church St., and a vehicle driven by Jill Pearson Brackett, 68,111 Beatle St., Cherryville, was traveling south on Pink St., when the Suarez vehicle failed to stop at the red light at the intersection

of Pink and Church Streets, colliding with the Brackett vehicle. The injured persons were treated at the scene and taken to Atrium Health Cleveland in Shelby, and to Atrium Health Lincoln in Lincolnton. Est. damages to the Suarez vehicle: $4,000; to the Brackett vehicle: $3,000. Both vehicles towed to Sawyer’s Towing by Sawyer’s Towing. Ms. Suarez was cited for having no OL and running a stop light. 4-29: Camrin Seely, 18, 500 Chapman Pointe Cir., Apt. C, Dallas, didn’t see the vehicle driven by Marba Lindsay Steib, 74, 2969 Wesley Ln., Lincolnton, and backed into her in the Walmart parking lot. No injuries reported. Est. damages to the Seely vehicle: $500; to the Steib vehicle: $1,000. 5-1: A vehicle driven by Carl Lewis Dellinger, 84, 2261 Fairways Dr., Cherryville, and a vehicle driven by Brianna Marie Eaton, 21, 1020 E. Main St., Cherryville, collided at Lincolnton Hwy., and Dick Beam Rd., Cherryville, resulting in minor damages to both vehicles. No injuries reported. Ms. Eaton was cited for having no OL and for no child seat in the vehicle. 5-2: A vehicle driven by

Adam C. Rule, 29, 3377 Flay Rd., Cherryville, and a vehicle driven by Andrew Lee Lambert, 35, 304 Kadesh Church Rd., Lawndale, collided on Church St., Cherryville. No injuries reported. No damage reported to the Rule vehicle; minor damage reported to the Lambert vehicle. 5-5: A vehicle driven by Erica Monique Giles, 29, 2224 County Line Rd., Kings Mountain, was involved in an accident on Main and Mountain St., in Cherryville in which she said another vehicle struck hers in the rear then left the scene of the accident. No injuries reported and minor damages reported. 5-5: A vehicle driven by Joseph Conner, 45, 136 Belmar Rd., Kings Mountain, and a vehicle driven by Sarah Piercy, 30, 114 Spring Forest Dr., Shelby, were both stopped at the intersection of Mountain and Church Streets in Cherryville when Mr. Conner told the responding officer he couldn’t see due to the sun and then collided with the Piercy vehicle. No injuries reported. Minor to moderate damage to the Conner vehicle reported; minor damage to the Piercy vehicle reported.

Chamber Board Chairman Pete Craft welcoming everyone to the May 12 Chamber 2022 Annual Meeting at the Cherryville Golf and Country Club. (photos by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media) neral Home and Cremation Services. Garrett thanked the Chamber and her husband, Scott, as well as the citizens of Cherryville for their love and support, adding that while she wasn’t originally a Cherryville native, she truly loves the community and the love and honor they have given since they arrived. Former Cherryville mayor, Wade Stroupe, pre2021 Citizen of the Year Dr. sented the Business of the Thomas R. White speaking Year award to Houser Drug. at his acceptance of the his Co-owner/operator and pharChamber 2021 Business of the Year award winners Houser Drug (represented by Don Beam, award at the 2022 Annual macist Tim Moss, co-owner Tim Moss, and H. L. Beam, III) at the 2022 Chamber Annual Meeting, accepting their award. Don Beam, and co-owner Chamber meeting. H.L. Beam, III, came up and as the program sponsors. received the award. Moss Those sponsors were: Car- spoke about what being olina Federal Credit Union; one of the oldest businesses the Cherryville Eagle; Cher- means to them and of their ryville Golf and Country love for, and service to, the Club; Cherryville Little Cherryville community. Theater; City of Cherryville; Lastly, the Citizen of the Dellinger Electric; Modern Year award was introduced Printing Company; Sheila by Mr. Don Lawrence, who Houser, CPA; and Upchurch spoke glowingly of the reGarden Center. cipient, Dr. Thomas Rhyne The three awards were White. sponsored by the following: “I am proud to call him Member of the Year (Calvin not just my doctor but my Hastings/KTC Broadcasting); friend and mentor, and I can’t Business of the Year (Vickie think of anyone more deserv- Chamber 2021 Business of the Year award winners Houser Drug co-owners Don Beam, Spurling Realty); and Citizen Tim Moss, RPh, and H. L. Beam, III, along with Chamber Board Chairman Pete Craft and of the Year (Patrick O’Leary). ing of this award than him,” presenter, Wade Stroupe. said Lawrence. Craft then took the poDoctor White took the dium and did a brief “Lookpodium and thanked the ing Back” aspect in which Chamber as well as his famhe commented at the end of his remarks that, “It takes ily and many friends present, different people to make noting that his and his wife’s things happen in a commu- decision to move back to nity. Always remember your Cherryville from Charlotte small businesses and support all those years ago, added to the love of the good folks of them.” The event them moved Cherryville, many of whom on to the presentation of the have been his patients at one three awards and resultant time or another, has all culminated in this august award. speeches and comments. Mr. Craft, after the presenStarting things off was Chamber 2022 Events Com- tation of the awards, gave the mittee member Tina Clark closing remarks and the evewho introduced the Member ning drew to a close. (Additional information 2021 Citizen of the Year award winner Dr. Thomas R. White, with his award with Cherryville of the Year, Hannah Garrett, Chamber Board director Pete Craft and presenter Don Lawrence. of Carpenter – Porter Fu- by Susan L. Powell)

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The large mobile magnetic white board for our children’s area. We added some wonderful magnetic letters and numbers and voila! – a fun and interactive early literacy activity area for our developing readers. (photo provided)

What’s new coming up at Your Cherryville Branch Library! by TRACI POLLITT Branch Manager – Cherryville Branch Library

LEGO Club – Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m. Family Storytime – Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. CLOSED FOR MEMORIAL DAY – Monday, May 30 SUMMER READING BEGINS – Wednesday, June 1 Soap Bubble Circus – Monday, June 6 at 10:30 a.m. Oceans of Fun (Summer Reading Kickoff) – Monday, June 6, 6-8 p.m. Pixel It with Perler Beads (Teens) – Thursday, June 9 at 4:30 p.m. The Friday S.T.R.E.A.M. – Fridays at 10:30 a.m., June 10 - July 29 We are busy counting down the days – and minutes – until Summer Reading offi-

cially begins! We have been busy decorating the branch to reflect the “Oceans of Possibilities” theme this year; you’ll see fish, sharks, coral, seaweed, lighthouses, and more the next time you visit the branch. We’ve got reading records ready to go for all ages as well incentives. We’ve also got a few surprises in store for patrons... but those will need to wait until you visit. We can’t give everything away too soon! We wanted to share a very happy accident with our community. In our attempts to get a mobile white board for our teen area, we ended up with a rather sizable magnetic white board that should have been mobile but was missing the necessary parts to make it so. After several failed attempts to contact the seller to return the item we were told it’s ours

to do with as we wish. After much discussion, we realized it would fit perfectly on a bit of blank wall in our children’s area. Some wonderful magnetic letters and numbers and voila! A fun and interactive early literacy activity area for our developing readers. We’ve already seen children working with it and even had a tutor make use of it. Even better? We can use those same letters to advertise our events! For more information about Summer Reading and all things library-related, you can call us at (704) 435-6767, or stop by the branch at 605 E. Main Street. Our public service hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday and Saturday. Always be safe, and we’ll see you soon!

COMMUNITY LISTENING SESSION Thursday, May 26th from 2-3:30pm Residents of Kings Mountain and surrounding communities are invited to attend an open session to ask questions and learn more about the permitting process for the Albemarle Kings Mountain project

Big Red's Cafe 830 E. King St., Kings Mountain

Whitney Walls, RN, stands in one of the new HometownHealthy facility’s rooms. This one is to be the lab for conducting tests and drawing blood. (photos by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

One of HometownHealthy’s patient rooms, brightly decorated with a vibrant wall hanging.

HEALTHY From Page 1 RN; Kristen Beam, Office Manager; and LuAndra McNeely, Practice Coordinator. Doctor White started HomeTown Direct Care (HTDC) in 2015. It is a direct primary care practice. In 2017, Dr. Josh Carpenter joined the practice and is now at the Shelby facility. In 2021 Dr. Brianna Buchanan joined HTDC, rounding out – to date – the direct care primary care practice’s cadre of physicians whose stated goal is “…a focus on improving the health of motivated patients seeking cutting-edge, evidence-based solutions.” Chamber Board Chairman Pete Craft was on hand to welcome the staff and doctors of HTH to Cherryville, noting that, once again, another Cherryville ribbon cutting had

a good crowd of folks on hand to celebrate a new business starting up. Mayor H.L. Beam, III said, “How great it is to see this clinic open again and serving our citizens. As Mayor of Cherryville, I want to welcome our newest city business. We wish you the best of luck and know you will be successful. If you need us don’t hesitate to call us. And thank you for choosing Cherryville, the town where life blossoms!” Main Street Chairperson Donna Beringer also thanked Dr. White and his staff for continuing to do business here and to be on Main Street. “Our Main Street Program is here to help you and we appreciate you and your support,” she added. Doctor White, in turn, thanked all who came to the HTH ribbon cutting, noting that he also wanted to welcome all the new medical clinics coming to

PUBLIC NOTICE Gaston Community Action, Inc. will hold an election for a Board member to represent the low income – residents in Gaston County on May 24th, 2022 at 2:30 p.m. at 203 N. Elm Street – Cherryville, NC. The new Board member will serve a threeyear-term as a volunteer who represent the interest of low-income persons. The Board member will attend Board and Committee meetings.

town. “We have a lot of health care options now here in Cherryville,” he said. White mentioned about how he and wife, Diana, came back to Cherryville in 1988 from Charlotte, starting a practice in this very same building, and working there until 2014 when he said he resigned. Shortly thereafter, after much questioning by friends and former patients who missed him and wondered when or even if he was going to get back into a personal practice, he said he opened his current practice in what is known as “the Pink Building” on Main Street, across the way from the Chamber of Commerce. “I believe I have found a better way to practice medicine, putting the patient first. And I hope HomeTownHealthy will be an extension of our practice on Main Street,” he said. Doctor White also noted a couple of things they hope to add/develop late at HTH, i.e. lab services, and to be able to bring in what he termed “other health professions”, such as family therapists, psychologists, and perhaps even physical therapists and possibly have them be at HTH perhaps one day a week. “We have a great, great staff here,” he said. “I have the best people working with and for me!” To call them to schedule an appointment call (704) 435-1100 or email them at contacthometownhealthy@

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With self-discipline most anything is possible. –Theodore Roosevelt

When your (old) body tries telling you a few things… family As a rule, I’m memnot one to combers plain about any and personal physfriends ical pain I may who (or may not) be helped having. I mean, me get after all, I have around lived now these until past 52 years I was with a healed, able to but still – by do so medical stanon my dards and defiBy Michael Powell own. nitions anyway I’m – broken back. a firm And, I have believer in God’s healto say, so far, God has ing to do miracles as I been extremely good to believe I’m living proof me as far as being able of such. to not have to “crip” That said, around the around using a cane or first of April I started crutches or anything of having some pain in that sort. Now, don’t get my right side that reme wrong here, all you minded me of what I good folks who have can vaguely remember to use said aides to get my old back pain feeling around. Kudos to you like – a sort of quick stab all! It takes real stamina to do that day in and day of something whenever I “zigged” the wrong way out. I know… for a few or “zagged” another. months after I got out of the hospital at the tender Needless to say, it was not only uncomfortable age of 15 and a half, I but rather disconcerting! was mobile thanks only I mean, all that bad to the power of a couold stuff happened way ple of sturdy crutches, back when I was a mere a back brace, a LOT of child of 15. I’m 67 now prayer, and some great

fer crying’ out loud! Why is my back deciding now, seemingly of its own accord to suddenly crap out on me? Granted, I didn’t exactly take perfect care of it as I grew up and got older. I ran around with my buddies all over my old neighborhood; got into more than a few fights (what little boy with a big mouth doesn’t?); rode bikes and motorcycles as a kid (occasionally); rode a couple of horses on my great-uncles’ farms every now and then; went to the lakes near my home in Kentucky and swam (a lot!); played (or rather, played at…) some sports (was pretty bad, by the way); spent a good deal of time carting around more than one fairly heavy Les Paul guitar or two (not at the same time, of course!) while I ran around on stages in various and sundry concerts, festivals and such, as a Christian rock musician back in the old long-haired “Jesus freak” music days of the 70s; and, later, got married

and helped raise two pretty rambunctious kids who both loved to go arrowhead and fossil hunting and fishing whenever I could get free to take them; and generally put my short, then-not-so-fat-as-I-amnow body through more than its share of paces. Standard operating procedure for your average American male who still thinks he’s ten feet tall and bullet proof, right? Only that it’s not any more. I mean, that ship has sailed and as my

darling wife of 28-plus years loves to point out – “You’re no spring chicken any more, sweetie pie.” Uh huh. I get that; I do. But, what I don’t get is why now, of all times? I don’t feel old. I don’t feel like it’s time to pack it in and call it a day when it comes to slowing down and finding out what is wrong with the old “sackry-illiack”, as Grandpa Jones, on “Hee Haw”, used to call it. Truth to tell… I’m a little bit afraid of what I will find out is wrong

with the old “sackry-illiack”. If I do, I’m not sure it is going to be something I’m going to want to hear. Then again, who does love getting news about the state of their health from their doctor? No one I know. The chances of good news/bad news are, as always, 50-50. Oh, well. I’ll circle back with all y’all later on this. In the meantime, I’ll keep praying. Wish me luck (and say a few prayers) all y’all!

Naomi Judd, suicide and life’s appointment… We’ve all heard of people who have taken their lives by suicide. Glenn Mollette We typGuest Editorial ically wonder why? We wonder what was so bad about their lives that they could not cope another day? We were shocked by the sudden death of Naomi Judd. She was a country music star and legend. She and her daughter, Wynonna had racked up 14 number one hits. They had five Grammy awards and 20 million-plus album sales. A new tour was planned for this Fall and the day after her death an induction ceremony was scheduled for the Country Music Hall of Fame. She apparently had it all. She had a long-term 30year marriage, successful daughters and fame and fortune. What more could a human being want? Apparently, something was still wrong. Depression and mental illness apparently can become a hole so deep and so dark that once someone is in it, they don’t feel they are emotionally able to survive or escape the darkness. We have been shocked by other personalities who reportedly took their lives such as

comedian Robin Williams and celebrity food writer Anthony Bourdain who traveled the world tasting and showing various lifestyles and cuisines. Mental illness comes in various forms and affects people in different ways and on different levels. Everyone has down days, the blahs and feelings of unhappiness. The weather affects us. Rainy or snowy days may eventually get to us. Too many bills and not enough money to pay them can work on our minds. A sick or troubled family member may worry us or make us feel bad. Our own personal health battles can make us feel down. Too much to do is troubling. Terminal illness that is rapidly getting worse puts us in a state of desperation to escape the outcome sooner rather than later. There is more to depression than snapping our fingers to get out of it, as proven by Judd. She openly talked about her illness. She wrote a book about it and reportedly had spent years medically dealing with her diseases. Severe mental illness can end sadly end tragically. Reviewing her life, it seems there would be a counter argument for everything we are supposed to do. Get help. Take medication. Have a good doctor and a good counselor. Talk about

the disease. Find meaningful things to do. Have hobbies. Stay busy. Pursue life. Be involved in meaningful relationships, have faith in God, etc. Judd appeared to do all of this and more. Does this mean we have no hope if we have mental illness? We always have hope but we must be very aware of the seriousness of depression. Our mental state is serious and can be terminal. Keep in mind that people successfully deal with mental illness every day. It does not have to be the end. People seek counsel, medical help, faith in God and find coping solutions to dealing with depression and mental illness. Mental illness does not have to end badly. Try to think of those left behind. Try to think about the spouse, the children and the loved ones who are left to go on. I have known people who were so physically sick that I understood their pain and desire to escape their bodies. Try to keep in mind that God made us and we all have an appointment with death. We don’t have to push the appointment. It’s coming to us all. Try to find a way to find purpose and peace with the brief life God has given to you. It will end soon enough.

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What a special night of gospel music! of people If you may tend missed “The to worship Eighth Annual using differSongfest” at the ent styles, First Wesleyan but the baChurch of sics are the Cherryville on same. And Saturday night, being able to April 23, then participate you certainly By Anne S. Haynes with other missed a blessChristians ing. I want to personally can being a sense of thank the Cherryville unity in a town the size Ministerial Association of Cherryville. and everyone who It never ceases to planned this event and amaze me how music those who participated can bring people toin it as well. Tommy gether. You might think and I have attended this on a Saturday night songfest before, and we in a small town there enjoy it every year. We might only be people of never know from one year to the next who will a certain age range in attendance. But amazbe singing, but we do ingly enough that was know it will always be not the case. There were good. people of all ages at the Sometimes, while songfest, and everyone attending church in a seemed to be engaged in small town, you may what they were hearing. tend to forget other In seems prior to churches and the way COVID there were many the same Lord is praised opportunities on the there. That’s the importweekends to listen to ant part. Different peogood gospel music in ple and different groups

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this area. At one point there was a weekly column in a local newspaper featuring gospel groups and where they would be on the weekend. I miss those days because I love good gospel music, and to me it is an excellent way to bring people together. It comes to my mind as I write these words that this event was a good glimpse into the future that better days are ahead where we can assemble with common likes and desires. But I also doubt seriously if we will ever return to the pre-COVID days where we felt completely safe in large groups of people we did not know. In saying this however I place my complete faith in God that His will may continue to be done on special nights in small towns or wherever He so desires.

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What will you do with Jesus? has placed before After you and finish serving in well. ministry Your faithfulfor some ness should matter y e a r s to you, your famnow, and ily, your church, I’ve lived and to God Who through has created you. seasons of REV. KEITH HUSS great joy Mt. Zion Baptist Church Paul wrote this Cherryville reminder in Coand great lossians 2:6: “You struggle. I have no doubt that you, have accepted Christ too, will experience Jesus as your Lord. Now tough times as you prog- keep on following Him.” ress through the days Be encouraged that no ahead. Sadly, you can matter what may come count on the fact that for you during the weeks some days are like a 50- ahead, keep on keeping yard sprint but most feel on! Anyone can thrive like running a marathon. and survive for a few My prayer is that you months or even a few will finish the race God years, but I’m praying

you’ll stay faithful to the Father Who is faithful to us even for a lifetime! However, without faithfulness, there is no vision. We may have a life vision, but God’s vision for our life isn’t about seeing the future. His vision for you is about truly seeing Him at work in your present situation and staying in step with what He holds for your future. Whenever the thoughts of confusion or doubt cause you to ask questions, always return to the purposes found in the Great Commandment and the Great Commission. We are commanded to know

and love God, to belong to His family, to grow in Christ, to serve Christ, and to share Christ. That’s the fundamental plan of the life well lived. When you’re in doubt and confused, always return to God’s purposes and His plans to understand His will and His way for your Life. I’ve lived 33 years for myself before meeting my Savior, Jesus Christ. Without a doubt, you too can depend upon God’s Word in difficult times because it’s always truth in a world full of lies. You never have to wonder because there is pro-

tection in Him and His word. Jesus could press forward in life because He always kept His eyes on the Father and what eternity would bring after this life. Remember, scripture tells us in John 14:6, “Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” That’s the only way Jesus could have endured the cross. His focus was on the Father and His purpose was to fulfill the Father’s plans. The Lord knew that you and I would need a risen Savior. If Christ was willing

to do that for all, we too can press on by placing our eyes on Jesus instead of this world. During the trials that will most definitely come, shouldn’t we remain faithful in an all-powerful God? Think about it, God’s gift to each of us was His only Son and how we choose to live and serve Him is our gift to Him. What will YOU do with Jesus today? Each of us must choose how we finish life and then decide if it will it be well done in the sight of the Lord. In His service…

YES, LORD Cherryville Area

Places of Worship

First United Methodist Church 601 N. Pink St., Cherryville Anthony Grove Baptist Church 100 Anthony Grove Road Crouse, NC 704-435-6001 Bess Chapel United Methodist Church 6073 Flay Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-7969 Bethlehem United Methodist Church 6753 NC 182 Highway Cherryville, NC 704-435-1608 Blessed Hope Baptist Church 3357 Fallston-Waco Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-8530 Body of Christ Fellowship Center 405 S. Cherokee Street Cherryville, NC Calvary Way Holiness Church 1017 Second Street Cherryville, NC Pastor Clifton Morgan Cherryville Church of God 810 East Main Street Cherryville, NC 704-435-2275 Cherryville Missionary Methodist Church 318 W. Ballard Street Cherryville, NC 704-435-6934 Emmanuel Baptist Church 1155 Marys Grove Church Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-5764 • Working Moms • Homeschool Moms • College Praying Moms • Moms of Career Age Young Adults • Military Families • Moms Praying For Prodigals • Special Needs Praying Moms • Church Based Groups • Language Based Groups • Prison Based Groups

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Fairview Baptist Church 415 South Mountain Street Cherryville, NC 704-435-4299

Living Word Ministries 306 East Academy Street Cherryville, NC 704-435-3213

Second Baptist Church 201 Houser Street Cherryville, NC 704-435-9657

First Baptist Church 301 East 1st Street Cherryville, NC 704-435-3796

Marys Grove United Methodist Church 1223 Marys Grove Church Rd Cherryville, NC 704-435-5544

Shady Grove Baptist Church 3240 Tryon Courthouse Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-9605

Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church 235 A.W. Black Street Waco, NC 704-435-8842

St. John’s Lutheran Church 310 West Church Street Cherryville, NC 704-435-9264

Mt. Zion Baptist Church 112 Mt. Zion Church Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-9636

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church 1203 St. Mark’s Church Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-5941

North Brook Baptist Church 7421 Flay Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-4471

Victory Life Assembly of God 1655 Shelby Highway Cherryville, NC 704-435-5539

Oak Grove AME Zion Church 542 Flint Hill Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-3687

Waco Baptist Church 262 N. Main Street Waco, NC 704-435-9311

Oak Grove Baptist Church 219 Tot Dellinger Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-3053

Washington Missionary Baptist Church 1920 Stony Point Road Waco, NC 704-435-3138

First Church of the Nazarene 301 North Elm Street Cherryville, NC 828-838-2428 First Presbyterian Church 107 West Academy Street Cherryville, NC 704-435-6064 First United Methodist Church 601 N. Pink St. Cherryville, NC 704-435-6732 First Wesleyan Church 800 North Pink Street Cherryville, NC 704-435-6069 Free Saints Chapel Church 813 Self Street Cherryville, NC 704-435-0949 Gospel Way Baptist Church 3904 Tryon Courthouse Rd. Cherryville, NC 866-356-3219 Jesus Servant Ministries 108 N. Mountain St. Cherryville, NC 704-769-8085 Legacy Church 805 Self Street Cherryville, NC 704-457-9615

Revival Tabernacle 1104 Delview Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-4073 Rudisill Chapel AME Zion Church 417 South Mountain Street Cherryville, NC 704-435-5621

Word of Faith Ministry 306 Doc Wehunt Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-5560 Zion Hill Baptist Church 3460 Zion Hill Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-3355

If your church is in the Cherryville area and is not listed, please give Lorri a call at 704-484-1047 or email

Stamey-Cherryville Funeral Home & Cremation Service

405 North Dixie Street, Cherryville, NC




(2nd Part of “the Power of Praying in Agreement” series) Have you ever had a conversation with someone and it seemed everything they said was the opposite of what you believed? Did you end up in a heated discussion with that person or did you politely keep quiet and try to change the subject? Whatever you decided to do, you probably were glad that DANYALE PATTERSON the conversation was finally over. In the same way I wonder how God feels or what he thinks when he listens to us pray to him requests that are against his nature, in disagreement to his word and that is simply not his will. This could be why we haven’t gotten the answers we were hoping for. God earnestly as a loving Father wants to answer our prayers, but he’s looking for people to simply believe in Him and pray in alignment with his holy will found in the scriptures. He wants us to walk with him on this journey following him wholeheartedly. Amos 3:3 (NLT) “Can two people walk together without agreeing on the direction?” Bow Down When we decided to repent or make a 180 turn from our sins, ask for forgiveness and receive Jesus into our hearts, we were in essence saying “Lord I believe that you are God and I am not. I don’t know everything but you do. I submit my life to you. Have your way!” How much more powerful our prayers will become when we not only pray with others in faith and agreement, but pray to God in complete humility, and unity of his word and heart. I John 5:14-15 “This is the [remarkable degree of] confidence which we [as believers are entitled to] have before Him: that if we ask anything according to His will, [that is, consistent with His plan and purpose] He hears us. And if we know [for a fact, as indeed we do] that He hears and listens to us in whatever we ask, we [also] know [with settled and absolute knowledge] that we have [granted to us] the requests which we have asked from Him.” When is the last time you prayed, “Lord what is on your mind. What would you like me to do? It’s not about my desires, but yours. I want to please you.” I Peter 5:6 (NLT) “So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor.” PRAY THIS PRAYER: “Lord, you are good and your mercy endures forever. What an honor it is to be able to come humbly to the Creator of the Universe and obtain mercy in the time of need. I know that you love me. Forgive me for being disagreeable at times. I ask for you to help me renew my mind by your word. As I walk with you on this journey of life, lead and guide me. Father, show me how to please you. I humbly submit to your will. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.” Danyale Patterson is co-founder of Enlighten Ministries, a 501c3 organization with her husband Brandon Patterson. Contact her at to share a testimony, send a prayer request, or book her to speak.

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COUNCIL From Page 1 in honor of our fallen veterans. The proclamation was submitted by American Legion Unit 100. It was resolved that the Office of the Mayor supports the designation of that day as “National Poppy Day” and therefore encour-

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ages all of Cherryville’s citizens to “…join in observing this day to honor every service member who has died in the name of liberty, freedom and democracy, while also showing their support for living veterans, service members, and their families.” The proclamation was presented to Mrs. Lynette Christensen, President of the American Legion Unit 100 Ladies Aux-

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF GASTON NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 4th of April, 2022 as Executrix of the Estate of DAVID LAMAR MORTON, deceased, of Gaston County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned Peggy S. Morton, Executrix, on or before the 27th day of July, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 27th day of April, 2022. Peggy S. Morton, Executrix 1858 Arbors Drive Apt E Gastonia, NC 28054 Counsel for the Estate McINTYRE ELDER LAW PO Box 165 Shelby, NC 28151 CE(4/27, 5/04, 11 & 18/2022) BN(4/28, 5/05, 12 & 19/2022)


Post 100 Memorial Day celebration Cherryville Police Chief Cam Jenks with the National Police Week proclamation. (photo by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media) iliary. A proclamation was then read by City Manager Brian Dalton proclaiming the City observe May 11 through May 17, as National Police Week, publicly saluting “…the service of law enforcement officers in our community and in communities across the nation.” Mr. Dalton noted from the proclamation that there are “more than 800,000 law enforcement officers” who serve in America’s many cities and towns, sacrificing their lives in the line of duty. It was noted in the proclamation that “…more than 23,000 law enforcement officers in the United States have made the ultimate sacrifice and been killed in the line of duty, including one member of the Cherryville Police Department (Chief Albert


Painter).” The proclamation was presented to Cherryville Police Chief Cam Jenks. Also at the meeting, Council considered setting a date for a public hearing on the proposed FY 2022-2023 budget, which was voted on and approved unanimously by Council. Mr. Dalton noted the proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year is $15,620,000. Council also voted on and approved the rezoning of a parcel of land at 4233 Old Lincolnton Rd., Crouse, after a presentation by Planning and Zoning Director Alex Blackburn. Lastly, the Council voted on and approved, after consideration, the proposed cemetery revisions (new fees) as presented by City Clerk, Mrs. Paige Green.


Cherryville Post 100 American Legion is having a Memorial Day service on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, at 3 p.m., at the Post 100 building on Pink St., across from John

L. “Buck” Fraley Field, in Cherryville. There will be light refreshments afterwards. All are invited to come out and celebrate the day created for our American veterans.

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF GASTON NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 20th day of April, 2022 as Executor of the Estate of JIMMY RAY MCGINNIS, deceased, of Gaston County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Michael Anthony Howell, Executor, on or before the 18th day of August, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 18th day of May, 2022. Michael Anthony Howell, Executor Estate of: Jimmy Ray McGinnis 44 E Branch Ave Gastonia, NC 28054 CE (5/18, 25, 6/01 & 08/2022) BN (5/19, 26, 6/02 & 09/2022)






Having qualified on 25th of April, 2022 as Administrator of the Estate of JUSTIN MICHAEL MISLIVECEK, deceased, of Gaston County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned Gregory S. McIntyre, Administrator, on or before the 18th day of August, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

Having qualified on 25th of April, 2022 as Administrator of the Estate of ALEXANDER RONALD MIMS, deceased, of Gaston County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned Brenton S. Begley, Administrator, on or before the 18th day of August, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS and DEBTORS Having qualified on the 27th day of July, 2021 as Administrator of the Estate of JUDY ANN JOYE, deceased, late of Gaston County, North Carolina this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Administrator on or before the 28th day of July, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment. This the 27th day of April, 2022 Cynthia Baker Houston 328 Ridge Dr. Mt Holly, NC 28120 CE (4/27, 5/4, 5/11, & 5/18/2022) BN (4/28, 5/5, 5/12, & 5/19/2022)


This the 18th day of May, 2022.

This the 18th day of May, 2022.

Gregory S. McIntyre, Administrator 112 S. Tryon Street Suite 760 Charlotte, NC 28284

Brenton S. Begley, Administrator 233 E, Graham Street Shelby, NC 28150

Counsel for the Estate McINTYRE ELDER LAW PO Box 165 Shelby, NC 28151

Counsel for the Estate McINTYRE ELDER LAW PO Box 165 Shelby, NC 28151

CE (5/18, 25, 6/01 & 08/2022) BN (5/19, 25, 6/02 & 09/2022)

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In the Matter of the Estate of: SARAH ANN DUFF HINTON, Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS and DEBTORS Having qualified on the 14th day of April, 2022 as Administratrix of the Estate of SARAH ANN DUFF HINTON, deceased, late of Gaston County, North Carolina this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Executor on or before the 28th day of July, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment. This the 27th day of April, 2022



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NOTICE TO CREDITORS and DEBTORS Having qualified on the 21st day of April, 2022 as Administratrix of the Estate of EDNA MAE SARVIS CARTRETTE, deceased, late of Gaston County, North Carolina this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Administratrix on or before the 5th day of August, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment.


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Lady Ironmen take two wins in SPC playoffs last week Ladies currently 16-8 overall; 10-2 in SPC 1A/2A play by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

Coach A.J. Henley’s CHS Lady Ironmen took two wins at their home field last week as they moved forward in their playoffs quest. Against Swain County First up in the CHS ladies’ quest was a solid 12-2 win in the first round of the playoffs against the visiting Swain County Lady Devils as they rapped a number of hits,

taking control of the game and ending the Lady Devils in five innings of play. The winning pitcher was Krista Davis, as she went the distance to take the battle to the Swain County team. Against North Stokes The Lady Vikings of North Stokes (#24-seed) traveled to Cherryville on Wednesday, May 11 to face the #8 seed Lady Ironmen in a second round, CHS home game playoffs matchup. Once again, right-hander Krista Davis was on the mound for Coach Henley’s ladies and as usual, she delivered, getting the win as she held the Lady Vikings to

a no-hitter, as the Lady Ironmen defeated them by a score of 7-0. Coach Henley said his best hitter of the game was first baseman Riley Bryant who went 3 for 3. But he added the ladies had five others who hit well for the team, getting a hit apiece. The CHS Lady Ironmen are scheduled to travel and play their third playoff game away against Norwood’s South Stanley Lady Bulls, a team that is 24-3 overall. (Additional information by Coach A.J. Henley, Susan L. Powell, and Scott Harrill) CHS Lady Ironmen Krista Davis gets a hit in last week’s game against the visiting Swain County Lady Devils. (photos by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

Lady Ironmen catcher Lexi McSwain doing her job, getting the ball and making sure it doesn’t get away from her.

Lady Ironmen first baseman Riley Bryant in action in last week’s first round action against the Lady Devils of Swain County, doing what she does best catching the throw to first and getting base runners out.

Lady Ironmen Krista Davis’ pitch coming in to the North Stokes Lady Vikings batter for the strike during last week’s second round NCHSAA playoffs matchup.

It’s a ball! CHS batter Landon McBride watches and reacts appropriately as the low pitch comes in from the Lady Vikings pitcher at last week’s game at CHS Field.

2022 Post 100 Legion Seniors schedule to end of May (as always, subject to change) *: Denotes Area IV West Division Lady Ironmen first baseman Riley Bryant is not about to swing at this low pitch at last week’s second round NCHSAA playoffs matchup against the visiting Lady Vikings of North Stokes.





Team is currently 17-9 overall; 8-4 in SPC 1A/2A play Editor

Rocky Bennett CIC, President

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The CHS Ironmen rolled on to a third round appearance in the NCHSAA playoffs as they defeated, in Round One, the Piedmont Charter Patriots by a score 10-0 at Fraley Field last Tuesday night, May 10.

They then faced the Mountain Island Charter Raptors on Thursday night, May 12, also at Fraley Field, for a Round Two bout, ending that club’s run by a score of 4-1. Against Piedmont Charter Coach Scott Heavner’s steamrolling Ironmen ball club made short work of this charter school as they scattered hits all over Fraley Field and starting pitcher Eli Ironmen lead-off batter Landon Hahn in action at the plate in Newsome and relief pitcher first round action last week at Fraley Field. (photo by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media) See BASEBALL, Page 10

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RC HOBBY SHOP. We are a local hobby shop in Shelby, NC specializing in surface high end radio controlled vehicles including parts, batteries, chargers, tires etc.. We also have 2 race tracks that hold race events every Saturday weather permitting. Come see us or call us today! (980) 220-1038 mobilehobbiesrc@

MOBILE HOBBIES RC HOBBY SHOP. We are a local hobby shop In Shelby NC specializing In surface high end radio controlled vehicles including parts, batteries, chargers, tires etc.. We also have 2 race tracks that hold race events every Saturday weather permitting. Come see us or call us today! (980) 220-1038

MUSICIANS WHO WANT TO PLAY in a band. Apply in person, 1145 Bridges Street, Shelby, Call 404-477-9360, 8am-8pm.


WANTED; MASONS IN TRAINING for large construction project. Please call 352-807-1048.

CHARITY BIBLE COLLEGE SUMMER CLASS. Charity Bible College offers classes supplemented with out of class assignments toward a degree in Theology or Christian Education. A Summer Class on Public Speaking will be offered June 13th & June 14th, 2022 6:00pm to 9:00pm. The Instructor will be Dr. Eric Blankenship. CBC is affiliated with Macedonia Baptist College of Midland, NC as part of their satellite school program. For more information call or email us! Also look us up on Facebook and on our Webpage at: (704) 419-4574

CHARITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL OPEN EROLLMENT. Charity Christian School’s Open Enrollment is under way for the 2022-2023 School Year. Our school has a very low teacher-student ratio with low tuition cost. Also, if accepted for enrollment some students may qualify for a scholarship through the NC Opportunity Scholarship Program. Our school includes K5 through 12th with dual enrollment at Cleveland Community College. Call our office number, visit our Facebook page, or Webpage for more information!, (704) 419-4574 TROUBLED? CONTACT US! Reachline is a phone line offering empathy and understanding for persons in a suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Scientific research has found this “level of care” can stop suicidal urges, and also invite emotions to balance within a range of normalcy. Free of charge and strictly confidential. (704) 578-7201

COINS * COINS * COINS. We Buy & Sell Coins. “Coin Collector Supplies.” JAKE’S KNIVES & COLLECTIBLES. 1008 South Lafayette Street, Shelby. Call 704600-6996 (980) 295-5568

FAMILY GATHERING. Relatives of Dock Williams. May 14th, 126pm. First Wesleyan Church. 1542 Kings Road, Shelby, NC 1980 SHELBY HIGH CLASS REUNION. The SHS Class of 1980 is having its 42nd class reunion. October 1, 2022. For more information please contact: Pam Blanton Williams at 704-6922472 or email : Pamw784@gmail. com or Lynn McCarver Hicks 704-284-3303

EMPLOYMENT ALIVE APPAREL SCREEN PRINTING. Hiring for Screen Department, Loader. Apply in person M-F 8am-3pm. 331 Jim Cline Road, Fallston, NC. 28042 NEED A CAR DISMANTLER. Auto Parts of Shelby. Apply in person at 1021 County Home Road, Shelby, NC 28152 704487-5234 (704) 472-4666

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CONCRETE WORK: Driveways, patios, slabs, sidewalks, anything concrete. Call 864-5775953 or 828-755-7649. JIM’S PAINTING SERVICES. Exterior painting only. Free estimates. You will be pleased with our work. We have references. 828-287-9272, (828) 429-7511 SHIPMAN’S MASONRY- 48 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Brick, Block & Stone, Outside Fireplaces, Foundations, Underpinnings. “Free Estimates”. 1st Quality Work! (863) 532-1587 BLANTON’S TREE SERVICE LLC. Tree Trimming and removal services fully insured. Call for your free estimate 704-692-4203 Kaleb (704) 692-4203 RETIRED GENERAL CONTRACTOR AVAILABLE. “SPECIALIZING IN DECKS” Repairs and New Construction. Rutherford/Cleveland County areas. Contact Bob at (828) 476-6058

DO YOU LIKE YOUR FREE TIME?. Come join the IEDS National Hosting team in Shelby, NC. You will work a 4 on 4 off schedule, be home everyday, work half the year AND receive a $1000 signing bonus.* Benefits: Employer sponsored medical, dental, and vision insurance for associate and dependents. Life Insurance, Vacation and Holidays, 401K retirement plans with match. Minimum Qualifications: 21 years of age, 2 years driving experience - CDL-A. Job type: Full Time. Schedule: 12 hour night shift 6pm - 6am. Contact info: Call 980-552-5136 or ELECTRICIANS & ELECTRICIAN HELPERS. Willing to train. Pay based in experience. (704) 913-4398 SEARCHING FOR CARPENTER to join Southern Craftsmen. Local Commercial and Residential Building / Remodeling Contractor. Excellent pay, paid vacation and holidays. Need Drivers license and transportation. Pay commensurate with attitude, knowledge, and experience. Email info to or contact ONE ON ONE CARE is hiring for full/part time in the group homes for 2nd shift. Transport experience recommended not required. Hrs are 2p-11p weekdays and 8p-8a weekends. Apply in person at 203 Lee St. Shelby FULL TIME GROUNDS KEEPER NEEDED. Maintain landscaping for rental property. Must have valid NC Drivers license. Pay depends on experience. 704-4734299 UNARMED SECURITY OFFICERS IMMEDIATE OPENINGS. Unarmed security officers needed for local facility. Evenings, nights and weekends available no employee cost all fees and training paid by the company. (828) 2089422 FULL-TIME PARTS PULLER/ STRIPPER POSITION needed at local Salvage Yard. Please call 704-482-9789 to set up an interview.

BUSINESS SERVICES TRIPLE D PAINTING, LLC. All your painting needs. Free estimates. Over 25 yrs experience! Facial board replacement available!!! Making your home, building or business look new again. (704) 418-5736 YARD BUDDY. Outdoor work such as trimming bushes, small trees, spraying weeds, gutter cleaning. General property clean-up. No grass cutting or leaves. Serving Shelby & Cleveland County. (980) 2950750



WINCH CABLE FOR SALE. “New”. 3/8” x 300’. Asking $350.00. call (Cell) 704-4774360 or (Home) (704) 434-7210

CARPORTS, GARAGES, RV COVERS, BOAT TRACTOR COVERS IN STOCK. Areas largest on site display. Best Selection, Options. Quality you can getting one place! J. Johnson Sales, Inc. Forest City, NC. 828-245-5895.

JOHN DEERE L108 LAWN MOWER. 1999 Model L108 lawn mower. Sell as is... $250. Service evaluation performed in April of 2022. Needs a new carburetor, fuel system change out and belt change. New battery was installed April 2022. The frame, deck and engine in good shape. Would be excellent for spare parts or could be good running mower if right person can do repairs. Contact after 6PM (704) 718-7529 TRAILERS, LAWNMOWER TRAILERS, Flatbed Trailers, Enclosed Trailers, Horse and Cattle Trailers, Saddlery. Check our prices and quality before you buy. Bridges Riding Equipment. Boiling Springs, NC. 704-434-6389, (704) 473-0867

CLEVELAND COUNTY GARAGE DOORS. Spring Tune-up Special, $69.95. We will check all your equipment lube, make sure it’s working correctly. We repair broken doors. Also offering new installations. 704-477-9119 or 704-472-9367.

HANDYMAN SERVICES. NOW IS THE TIME. Over 25 years Exp! Install Replace Hot water Heaters, Mulching, Trees and Bushes trimmed, Minor Repairs, Ceiling Fans, Mini Blind Installation, Any Handyman Services. No Job too Big or Small! References available. We will show up and do the job. Call us first, 704-692-4449.


NATURAL GAS HEATER. with logs. $200. Call: 704-473-2119 2 TONS OF GRAVEL FOR SALE. Trenching, Stump Grinding, Tree Trimming, Small Grading Jobs, and Misc. Junk removal. Call or text (864) 490-9803 STEEL STORAGE BUILDING 10X12, Mayse built. $2,450, steel 3/16, woodburning stove, warmer, $1,200. 2 chest freezers, washer, dryer, refrigerator, kitchen table, 3 used A/C window units. 512-636-1579. RENT TO OWN CARPORTS, BUILDINGS GARAGES. J. Johnson Sales Inc., Forest City, NC. Call 828-245-5895.


1500 KAWASAKI MOTORCYCLE $2000. Chair & foot massager $250. Quart canning jars, $4.50 per dozen. (704) 7504133

3 FAMILY YARD SALE. Sat, May 21st, 8 am-Until. Men’s, Women’s and Kid’s Clothes, women’s shoes, toys, household items, kid’s bikes, books, DVDs and a little bit of everything. RAIN - NO SALE. 1417 Bethlehem Rd, Kings Mountain, NC 28086 ANOTHER BIG SALE. Sat., May 21st, 7 am - Until. Kid’s and Adult’s Clothes. Something for everyone. Too much to list. Rain date: Sat., May 28th. 5037 Harmon Road, Kings Mountain, NC 28086

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3 FAMILY YARD SALE. Sat., May 21st, 2022 from 07:00 AM 12:00 PM, 2127 Jack Wilson Rd., Shelby, NC 28150

ANTIQUES UNIQUE ANTIQUE STATION. Farm House Decor, Antiques, Collectibles, Vintage Toys, Hot Wheels, Jewelry, MORE. Tuesday-Saturday 11am-4pm. 985 US 74 Business Hwy., Ellenboro. Find us on FB. 828-382-0075.

FOR SALE Plastic Barrels • Feed Barrels • Water Totes #1 & 2 • 15 Gallon Fuel Jugs • Burning Barrels • ‘89 Ford T-Bird “Fixer Upper” $750 • Huskey Mower 42” Cut $700. Call Jeff at 828-327-4782 (Hickory) KOBOTA TRACTOR. L26 HP, scoop in haul, boom pole, 5 Ft. bush hog and disc harrow, $10,000. 704-418-2178. leave message. PLANTS FOR SALE. Hosta, Yellow Bells, Iris, Daylily, early blooming trees. 828-245-0245. FOR SALE Best Offer! Stereo With Big Speakers $25.00, 2 Drawer Dresser $20.00, Big Storage Bin $10.00, 2 Bar Stools $15.00, Foot Massager $5.00, Hats $2.00 Each, Motion Light $10.00 Super Man Watch $5.00, 828-447-9920. RIDING/PUSH MOWERS, GARDEN TILLERS, GOKARTS, MINI-BIKES. Ready to mow. All in excellent condition. Can deliver, 30+ years experience in repair work. 828980-0853, 704-476-9383. OLD GAMBLING MACHINE $150. Would make a good man cave piece. (704) 300-1818

LIKE NEW Men’s Huffy Bicycle. Great Condition Must See! $50.00 Great Trail Rider call 828-782-7221

REFRIGERATORS, STOVES, WASHERS, DRYERS. Discount Prices. 1205 Earl Road, Shelby NC. (704) 487-4443

MORGAN’S FIREWOOD SERVICE. Going out of business sale. $65 pick up load of hardwood. 828-395-0758.

WANT TO BUY NEED TO PURCHASE DIABETIC SUPPLIES for personal use. Onetouch Ultra test strips, medtronic mini med quick sets. Lifesaving. 828696-6262. DANNY’S AUTOWERKS. Buying used or junk cars. Competitive prices. Call Danny 828-289-3081 or Jimmy 828-289-1175.

4 WHEEL SCOOTER $795.00. Pride 4 wheel scooter, 2020 model, charger, basket, delivered with a tech warranty. Call Scooterman John (704) 951-4224 mobilityservices07@ PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS with Scratch Pads! Press Room Printing. 704-482-2243. (704) 538-5788


TWO HISTORIC SCHWINN BIKES. $100 EACH: Man’s World Sport 10 Speed and a Woman’s World Tourist 5 Speed!! Both in Excellent Condition! (828) 655-0269

TWO BURIAL PLOTS. Sunset Memorial, Forest City. Good Shepherd Section, road frontage. 828-245-7559 or 828-223-3575.

STORAGE BUILDINGS. “We Buy, Sell, Trade” J. Johnson Sales INC. Forest City, NC 828245-5895.

MURRAY RIDING MOWER. 38” Cut. Asking $450. Call (Cell) 704-477-4360 or (Home) (704) 434-7210

RENT TO OWN DUMP TRAILERS. 7 ton $1400 down, $599 month. 5 ton $1000 down, $399 month. Limited supply. “Rent to own on all trailers”. J. Johnson Sales Inc. Forest City, NC 828245-5895.

LIKE NEW. CHAR-BROIL GRILL. Equipped with a side burner, includes heavy duty cover and 2 propane tanks. Call to see and make offer. (704) 6928845

BUILDINGS, GARAGES, SHOPS with Concrete Slab. “We Got’Em” and “We do them Turn Key” J. Johnson Sales INC., Forest City, NC. 828-2455895.

USED CAMPER TOPS: BUY/ SALE/TRADE. Various sizes and styles. (828) 980-0881

FINAL ESTATE SALE. EVERYTHING MUST GO. Furniture, home goods, tools, antiques, etc. RAIN OR SHINE. Saturday, May 21, 7:00-2:00, 203 Williams Road, Kings Mountain, NC 28086 TOWNWIDE YARD SALE: MOORESBORO, Saturday, June 11, 2022 from 6:00AM until. Mooresboro, NC 28114


“CHOICE VETERANS CIRCLE” In Gaston Memorial Park. Three Plots For Sale. $3500 each. Negotiable. Text or Call. (919) 272-5503

RUTHERFORD MINI STORAGE AUCTION PUBLIC SALE. 1:00PM May 20th. Panda Storage, 1301 US Hwy 221, Rutherfordton, NC. Contents of Units: #C20 Willis for non-payment of storage rent. (704) 473-7358


FLAG POLES & FLAGS. 15ft., 20ft., 25ft. “All American Made!” Delivery and installation is available. J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City, NC. Call 828-245-5895.

ALL METAL GARAGES. Big Discounts! Zero down. Call for more details. 828-382-0455.

EB MOBILE MECHANIC. I will come to you to repair any car, lawnmower or tractor. Honest & reliable. (704) 300-2332 REASONABLE RATES LAWNCARE. Mow, Trim and Edge, Mulch. 704-472-4737.

COATS PERFORMANCE YARN. 501 York Road, Kings Mountain, NC. 8 hour shifts. Apply within. For more info, email kimberly. or call 980291-5331. GOLDEN DOMERS TOY AND HOBBY. visit our NEW LOCATION .....Model Cars, Die-cast Cars & Trucks, Tractors, Hot Wheels, Construction Toys, Sports Memorabilia, Autographed Items, Hard to Find Items! See Mike & Brandon Willis. We’re located at 104 Oliver Ave. (behind El Acapulco Mexican Restaurant in Boiling Springs), Shelby 704297-0102 or 704-297-0103


Deadline: Friday at 12:00 Noon


CASH FOR YOUR CAR running or not, title or no title. Call Charles Dellinger at Red Road Towing. 704692-6767, (704) 487-0228 I PAY CASH FOR DIABETIC TEST STRIPS. Up to $10 per 100ct. Must be Unused, Unexpired. I’m local and pay fast. (828) 577-4197 WANT TO BUY. ATV’s, PopUp Campers and Small Travel Trailers. Call 828-429-3935.


SET OF 7 FOOT HARROWS. In good shape. $1,000. Call 828-829-3468. 2019 LS 122 SCUT TRACTOR. 22 HP, Low Hours, still under warranty with bush hog and box scraper. $12,500. 704-6926787 ROOSTERS AND COCKERELS AVAILABLE! Many different Breeds such as BCMaran, Swedish Flower, Jungle Fowl, Cochin Bantam ETC. TEXT NO CALLS Rutherfordton NC (808) 278-8887 HONEY BEES FOR SALE. Some of the best bees available. This years swarms, new frames, new wax. $100-$150. Call/text Jackson Corbin, 828980-1823. REAR TINE TILLER. Huskvarna, CRT 83, 8 hp Briggs &Stratton engine, new oil, plug, air filter, runs good $475, Mike (704) 530-9727

BOATS 19’ SKI BOAT WITH TRAILER. 1991 Century Arabian. 3.2 Mercruiser. Interior & exterior is in real good shape. Boat runs very well. Call Richard (828) 429-3791

PETS & LIVESTOCK 1 CHIHUAHUA PUPPY, 1 Doxie-Huahua. 8 weeks old and wormed. $300 ea. (704) 466-6983 AKC CANE CORSO PUPPIES. Two males: one blue brindle, one solid black. Tails and ears docked. For info: Ronnie, 704-974-2716 ADULT QUAIL $5 EACH. Quail Chicks $1.50 ea. Quail eggs $3 per doz. Pre order Bob Whites. Hatching Eggs. (704) 476-9943

FREE PUPPIES. 6 blue heeler mixed puppies free to a good home. 8 weeks old, dewormed and first shots. 704-472-7233. FREE KITTENS. 3 WEEKS OLD. Kittens are FREE to a good home. Mother was killed. There are 3 available. 704689-5253. MIN PIN PUPPIES. Born 3/10/22, $500 each obo. 1st shots, dewormed, parents full-blooded. 1 1/2 year old male. $250. 828-289-3905. GOLDENDOODLE PUPPIES. F1. READY NOW!. Two litters of cream and parti F1 Goldendoodles. CKC. Second shots. Dewormed 4X’s. Call for more information (828) 962-2217 leslee_bekemeier@yahoo. com YOUNG FAINTING BILLY GOATS. Asking $200.00 each. 828-248-8060.


4YR. OLD TOY AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD. Full blooded, $150. Free to good home: Male Feist mix, female Bulldog mix. 828-287-9456.

WANT TO BUY CARS, TRUCKS. Trailers, Tractors, Farm Equipment. Must have ID and proof of ownership. Callahan’s Towing. (704) 692-1006

KENNELS, DOG KENNELS, DOG HOUSES. 7x7x4, 5x10x6, 10x10x4, 10x10x6, 10x20x6, 20x20x6. Roof tops. Delivery & Installation is Available! J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City,NC. 828-245-5895.

WANTED: OLD AND NEW AMMO. Reloading supplies. Call 828-245-6756 or cell # 828-289-1488. LOOKING TO PURCHASE VINTAGE FIREARMS. For restoring or parts. Grips, boxes, any gun related items. Rifles, pistols. Preferred 22’s. (704) 600-8560

FARM & GARDEN 50 LB BAG WHILE OATS. $15 per bag. Leave Message (704) 692-1627

LIVESTOCK GUARDIAN DOGS. 3/4 Great Pyrenean, 1/4 Anatolian Shepherd, first shots and dewormed. Parents are proven guardians, 5 males available, $250 ea. Call or text 704-477-3339 or 828-443-7451. DONKEYS FOR SALE. (2) 10 month old jacks. $150 each. 704-692-8752


Wednesday, May 18, 2022

The Cherryville Eagle

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OWENS From Page 1 said, “We are extremely proud of Jackson and all of his accomplishments this year on and off the track field. We are excited to continue to watch him do what he loves at Lenoir-Rhyne. We know he is going to do wonderful things and can’t wait to see what his future holds.” Said sister, Bailey, “I am so excited that my brother has the opportunity to continue with the sport he loves. He is a huge inspiration to me and a wonderful role model. I am going to miss not having him around, especially when I’m stumped on a math problem.” For his part, young Jackson, who loves being an Ironman, said, “I am so grateful for the opportunities Cherryville High School has given me, both academically and athletically. I have been lucky enough to be surrounded by multiple coaches and teachers who are interested in my future. I specifically want to thank Coach (Justin) Willyoung for igniting my passion for track and field and for helping me grow to be the best athlete and overall person I can be.” Coach Willyoung said of his protégé, “I’m unbelievably proud of Jackson and

Front, left to right, are: grandmother, Tina Jones; mom, Cathy Owens; Jackson; dad Jason Owens; and sister, Bailey Owens. Back row, left to right, are: CHS track and field coach for the men’s team, head coach Justin Willyoung; CHS Principal Shawn Hubers; CHS Athletic Director, Scott Harrill, and grandfather, Rick Owens. (photo provided) what he has accomplished throughout his time at CHS. ’’m even more blessed to have had the opportunity to coach him and get to know him over the years. Jackson has been the heart and soul of the boy’s team since he stepped on the track as an undersized freshman and accepted the challenge of racing the ‘fastest’ kid on the

team and proceeded to leave him in the dust. What I’ll remember the most about Jackson is what propelled him to victory that day, his soft-spoken confidence and a competitive drive like no other. As a coach you don’t get too many opportunities to work with a young man like Jackson. If he was in the race, we always had a chance.

You can put the weight of the world on his shoulders and he would deliver time and time again. His contributions to the CHS Track and Field program will long be remembered. The best is yet to come for Jackson. I know he will perform well in the next few weeks at regionals and states and go on to have a successful collegiate track

and field career.” And lastly, but not least, CHS AD Coach Scott Harrill had this to say about the quiet youngster moving on in his track career. “I am really proud of Jackson. He represents Cherryville in a fantastic way both athletically and academically. Jackson has willed the Ironmen track team to many

victories this year and we look forward to watching him at L-R. Jackson is one of the top track athletes to come through Cherryville. He will go down in Ironmen track history with names like Calvin Padgett and Trentavious Friday in the CHS track program. He is a highly decorated track athlete over his four-year career.”






PETS & LIVESTOCK YORKIES AND CHORKIES AND TCUPS 8 weeks and up with deworming and updated shots (919) 229-1059 CKC TOY POODLE. CKC apricot male toy poodle ready for his new home 5/22. Will have 1st shots and dewormings. Taken deposit now $1400 (704) 426-7920

CKC GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES. 2 sweet little babies are looking for their forever homes. 1 male and 1 female left. They are vet checked, shots, and dewormed. Asking $650 each. Born March 19th, they are ready to go. (704) 7347088

SUMMERTIME SPECIAL! 14 WEEK OLD, AKC Registered, 2 black, 2 chocolate, female Lab puppies. Parents on site. Champion Bloodline. Excellent disposition. Vet checked and ready to go! Lots of puppy left in them. $450. 704-914-8241 BOXER PUPPIES. My wife and I are the owners of two beautiful boxer dogs who just had their second litter of 5 !! These adorable boxer puppies come from a healthy, strong, energetic and pure breed blood line. (Along with AKC registration papers)These puppies will grown to be great playful and loyal companions. We believe in treating our fur babies like of the family. We hope to find someone who will care, love, protect and welcome these babies in their home as their own. We have a set price of $2,000 per puppy. Pick up day by May 26th If this is you, feel free to contact us!! ( Txt is preferred. I work long hours and can’t always answer the phone ) We hope to hear from you soon!! (407) 269-7074

2001 HONDA 1000. Low miles, lots of extra, excellent condition. Sell or trade. $2700 OBO. 828-429-8833. LABRADOODLE. BROWNIE Labradoodle, medium size. First set of shots, wormed and looking for a good home now. Parents tested and cleared. Born 2/25/22. $600 (252) 999-0720 mlshirley@msn. com

CARS & TRUCKS 2005 NISSAN SENTRA 1.8, black, auto., 4 door, 245,000 miles, $700. 828-447-5243. 1998 CHEVROLET CORVETTE. 130,000 miles, White, Black Interior. Automatic, Hard and glass top, CD Disc Changer. $8,000. 704-974-5765 Leave Message. TWO DIFFERENT VEHICLES. 1) 2011 Jeep Patriot 4x4. 2) 1999 Ford F-150. Buy either one $7900 firm. 828863-0596 between 10am10pm.

AKC REGISTERED BOXER PUPPIES. Tails docked; dew claws removed; 1st shot; 3 rounds deworm; 7wks as of 4/26. $1000 & up. 5 males, 1 female. (704) 853-9300

LAB MIX PUPPIES. Lab mix puppies, up to date on shots & wormed. Very well socialized. Raised in our house. 10 weeks old (828) 2898579

2010 TOYOTA 4RUNNER (Limited), 4WD, Grey, 90,576 mi, great condition. Serious inquiries only. $24,500. 704477-0399

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2&3 BEDROOM TOWN HOMES. Townhomes located in Shelby, NC. We are currently accepting applications for our waiting list. Rent is based on income (and some expenses are deducted). Please visit us today at Laurel Hill Apartments 1526 Eaves Rd., Shelby NC or call for more information 704-487-1114. Equal Housing Opportunity.

BATTLE FOREST APARTMENTS. In Kings Mountain, 704-739-8302 is accepting applications for 2 BR units. 1BR for the waiting list. Accessible units designed for persons with disabilities subject to availability. Rental Assistance subject to availability; Rent based on income; Section 8 vouchers accepted. $25 appl. fee, credit/criminal ck reqd. Visit us at 210 Cleveland Avenue. Equal Housing Opportunity. This institution is professionally managed by Partnership Property Management, an equal opportunity provider and employer. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY “Equal Housing Opportunity” “This institution is professionally managed by Partnership Property Management, an equal opportunity provider and employer” Also, “Accessible units designed for person with disabilities subject to availability”.

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The Cherryville Eagle

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

CHS batter Will Fowler gets a hit against the Patriots of Piedmont Charter in last week’s first round action of the NCHSAA playoffs. (photos by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

Ironman Collin Robinson scrambles around third and heads for home in last week’s game against the PCC Patriots.

Ironmen slugger Colin Huss sprints around third as Coach Heavner waves him on to home after a great hit by one of his teammates. Ironman pinch runner Numarius Good, running for catcher Will Fowler, crosses home plate in last week’s first round action against the visiting Piedmont Charter Patriots.

HONOR From Page 1 Teacher of the Year, and Kristin Kiser of Lowell Elementary School earned the Gaston County Principal of the Year recognition. They will represent Gaston County Schools in the regional competitions for 2022-2023. Additionally, Aimee Tolleson of South Point High School received the Assistant Principal of the Year distinction, and Angela Calamia, director of school nutrition, was named the Central Office Administrator of the Year. As sponsor of the recognition ceremony, Truist presented to the Teacher of the Year and Principal of the Year a handcrafted Truist Educator Apple and $1,250 to use for professional advancement. Each Principal of the Year and Teacher of the Year finalist received $250 to use for professional advancement. The Evening of Excellence ceremony coincided with the celebration of National Teacher Appreciation Week (May 2-6) in Gaston County Schools. The program paid tribute to the school system’s most outstanding teachers, administrators, and certified support staff for their exceptional leadership and many contributions. The award nominees, finalists, and recipients are considered to be among the top public-school employees in the state. Superintendent of Schools W. Jeffrey Booker said, “The Evening of Excellence program gives us an opportunity to bring attention to the exemplary efforts of our teachers, administrators, and others, who go above and beyond expectations to inspire success and a lifetime of learning. We congratulate the award recipients and applaud all educators in Gaston County Schools for what they do every day to support children and encourage them to learn, achieve, and thrive.” Dr. Booker added, “We would like to thank Truist for sponsoring this important employee recognition

program. Truist is a significant community partner for Gaston County Schools, and we sincerely appreciate the bank’s support of the Evening of Excellence ceremony so we can honor our outstanding educators in a very special way.” The Evening of Excellence ceremony returned to its traditional dinner and awards program format this year at the Gaston Country Club after being held virtually in 2020 and outdoors at CaroMont Health Park in 2021 because of the pandemic. The awards ceremony will air on Spectrum Cable Channel 21 (the Education Station for Gaston County Schools) the week of May 23-29 at 9:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 7 p.m. each day. The ceremony will air on television at other times throughout the summer, and the video will be available on the Gaston County Schools website and YouTube channel. Below is biography information for each award recipient: ■ Gaston County Teacher of the Year – The 2022-2023 Gaston County Teacher of the Year is Steven Loudon from W.C. Friday Middle School. The award is presented by Truist. Loudon teaches seventh grade math at W.C. Friday and has 15 years of experience in education. A graduate of Emmaus Bible College with a bachelor’s degree in Biblical studies and youth ministry, he earned master’s degrees in elementary education and school administration from UNC-Charlotte. Loudon previously taught fifth grade at Pinewood Elementary for seven years and served as an assistant principal at Woodhill Elementary as well as a middle school math curriculum facilitator. ■ Gaston County Principal of the Year – The 2022-2023 Gaston County Principal of the Year is ¬¬¬Kristin Kiser from Lowell Elementary School. The award is presented by Truist. A graduate of Western

Carolina University with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education, Kiser earned a master’s degree in remediation/elementary education from Francis Marion University and a master’s degree in educational leadership from Winthrop University. She began her teaching career in Waynesville, N.C. and taught in South Carolina before coming to Gaston County in 2002. She previously served as principal at Bessemer City Primary, Pinewood Elementary, and Rankin Elementary. ■ Assistant Principal of the Year – The 2022-2023 Gaston County Schools Assistant Principal of the Year is Aimee Tolleson from South Point High School. Tolleson joined Gaston County Schools in 2018. She started her career in education as an English teacher in Columbia, S.C. and later taught for the Granbury Independent School District in Texas where she also served as a reading and math intervention instructional specialist and dean of instruction. Tolleson earned a bachelor’s degree in middle grades education from the University of South Carolina and obtained a master’s degree in educational administration from Tarleton State University. ■ Central Office Administrator of the Year – The 20222023 Gaston County Schools Central Office Administrator of the Year is Angela Calamia, director of school nutrition. Calamia joined Gaston County Schools in 2018 after serving as a nutritionist and director of school nutrition operations for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. She holds an associate degree in food processing technology and a bachelor’s degree in clinical and general management dietetics from the State University of New York as well as a master’s degree in clinical dietetics from the New York Institute of Technology. Prior to moving to North Carolina, she worked as the director of nutritional services at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in New York.

It’s all about putting the bat on the ball! Just ask Ironman Will Heavner how it works. He knows as is evidenced by this connection and blast in last week’s matchup against the Patriots of PCC at Fraley Field.

Ironmen base runner Will Fowler sprints down the first base line knowing the Patriots first baseman is off the bag and cannot possibly get him out. Full disclosure? Fowler was – SAFE!

BASEBALL From Page 7 Collin Robinson made short work on the mound of the Patriots batters. Newsome, a freshman, struck out seven batters and walked only one batter. Robinson came in the fifth inning to relieve Newsome, striking out one Patriots batter. Hitters in this one were lead-off batter Landon Hahn (3-3, a double, a triple, and an RBI); Robinson (1-3, an RBI); Will Heavner (2-3, a home run, 3 RBIs); Will Fowler (3-3, a double, an RBI); Kanon Willis (1-3, an RBI); Trip

Creason (a walk and an RBI); Tobias Miller (hit by a pitch, on base); Colin Huss (2-2, a double); and Numarius Good stole home. The Ironmen had 10 runs off of nine hits. Newsome go the win. Against Mountain Island In this Thursday, May 12 matchup, the CHS squad defeated a tough Raptor ball club by a score of 4-1 at Fraley Field as they moved on to take the second round of NCHSAA SPC 1A/2A play. Kanon Willis got the win in this one who helped himself later on going 1-3, and getting an RBI.

Leading off for the Ironmen once again was junior slugger Landon Hahn, who was 2 for 4 with an RBI. Will Heavner was 2-3; and Colin Huss (1-2). The Ironmen scattered seven hits, getting four runs to own the night. The Ironmen are slated to play the East Wilkes Cardinals at Fraley Field on Tuesday, May 17, and if they win that game, they are slated to play Friday, May 20, again at Fraley Field against either the winner of East Randolph and Uwharrie Charter. (Additional info by Susan L. Powell and Danny Eaker)