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Mt. Holly PD receives national level honor By Alan Hodge

Last Monday a very special package arrived at the Mt. Holly Police Department office- a 2021, $35000, fully equipped Harley-Davidson police motorcycle. But the new piece of law enforcement equipment is more than a machine, it’s a rolling memorial to MHPD Officer Tyler Herndon who was killed in the line of duty Dec. 11, 2020. The bike was given to MHPD by the Spokane, Washington-based Beyond

the Call of Duty- End of Watch Ride to Remember group. The same non-profit organization that visited MHPD last July when they were touring the nation visiting police departments who had lost officers during 2020- a total of 339 men and women in uniform. Since then, the group accepted letters from the police departments that had lost officers. The letters were applications for the bike. Nationwide, over 70 departments responded. MHPD assistant chief Brian Reagan and Sgt. Terry penned the Mt.

Currently, Veteran’s Park is a small but pleasant area of green. Photo by Alan Hodge

Mt. Holly Parks and Rec. bonds to be on Nov. 2 ballot By Alan Hodge

In addition to the political personages to choose from on the Nov. 2 municipal elections ballot, there will also be a referendum on parks bonds for Mt. Holly. As our area grows in population, the need for more and better parks is imperative. To

face that challenge, the City of Mt. Holly hopes to enlarge and enhance its existing and future parks profile. According to the City’s website“The proposed bond package includes $13,555,000 of bonds to pay capital costs of providing parks and recreation facilities, including See BALLOT, Page 2

Holly letter. After the letters were read and considered by a panel of five judges from various law enforcement agencies, Mt. Holly was chosen the winner. “We are honored to have been chosen,” Reagan said. “It is a blessing to have something else to carry on Tyler’s memory.” The bike is basically black and chrome with special graphics not only showing the MHPD logo but also carrying reminders of Herndon. The graphics were designed by Reagan and Terry and applied by ADI Graphics in Yakima, Washington. “The Mt. Holly PD can keep the bike as long as they want it,” said Beyond the Call organizer Jagrut Shah. The bike will go into service in a couple of weeks just See MHPD, Page 9

Mt. Holly PD deputy chief Brian Reagan and Beyond the Call of Duty End of Watch Riders founder Jagrut Shah with the new Harley. Photo by Alan Hodge

Belmont’s Allen Millican receives prestigious award By Alan Hodge

The William Gaston Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) recently honored Belmont’s Allen Millican with the Historic Preservation Medal and Certificate of Excellence. This award recognizes and honors a person who has done extraordinary work in their community over a long period of time in preserving objects of historic cultural significance. It is keeping with DAR’s own mission of historic preservation, education and patriotism.

The William Gaston Chapter has been active for over 108 years. Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution is eligible to join NSDAR. Millican is founder of the Allen Millican Pictorial History Museum at 35 E. Catawba St. in Belmont. Chapter Regent Laura Laye Duncan presented Millican with the Historic Preservation Medal and Certificate of Excellence. “While visiting the museum I found a 1915 Mountain Island mill photo which See MILLICAN, Page 2 Regent Laura Laye Duncan and Allen Millican.


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Page 2 Most of these span the years from the 1920s to the 1960s. Scenes the pictures reveal include textile mill villages and workers, schools, amusements such as Stowe Park, churches, sports teams and players, and local celebrities and civic leaders. More recently, Millican has expanded his photo collection to include early scenes from Charlotte and Gastonia. He has also built up a large number of photos showing movie stars from the golden age of films. Many of the photos are donated by folks who don’t want to see them thrown in the trash, but rather, preserved with the Millican magic. A good example are the dozens of photos donated by Yates Abernethy showing a variety of scenes and people from North Belmont. The photos are just part of the museum’s allure. Millican knows the history behind nearly every one of the pictures and can tell the stories to anyone interested in hearing them.

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included my great, great grandfather,” Duncan shared. “It was sheer joy to share this rare photo with my family. These photos are a treasure trove for genealogists and historians.” In his usual self-effacing manner, Millican acknowledged the award. “I was very surprised to have received it,” he said. “It is good to be appreciated.” Created by Millican, the free museum is the third most popular tourist stop in the Belmont area according to TripAdvisor. “People come from all over to see the photo collection,” Millican says. “I’ve had people from as far away as Paris, France and Puerto Rico stop by.” What’s the attraction? An incredible array of old photos that Millican has restored and reproduced. The main body of work consists of pictures taken in and around the Belmont area.

Moose Lodge Halloween The Belmont Moose Lodge and Family Center, 122 Robert Russell Rd., Belmont, will have a Kids Halloween Party on Sunday,

October 31 from 2-4pm. There will be hot dogs, chips, games, and drinks for the kids. The Ladies Chapter is asking for candy donations.

Queen of Apostles Thanksgiving meal The members of Queen of the Apostles Church, 503 N. Main St in Belmont, will continue our custom of providing a Thanksgiving Meal. Due to the Coronavirus, this year we will once again offer a meal kit to those needing to prepare a Thanksgiving meal at their homes. The meal kit will feed 4 people and will include a $15 gift card that can be used towards the purchase of a turkey or ham. We can deliver a meal kit to your home on Saturday, November 20th, or you can pick up a meal kit at the church on the same day between 10am and 11am. To place your order, you have 2 options: 1. Call the church office to

place your order. The phone number is (704) 825-9600. Give us your name, address, phone number, an email address if you have one, and the number of meal kits you need (maximum of 2). The deadline to place your order is Friday, November 12. 2. Go to the church’s web site,, look for the “Thanksgiving Meal Order Kit” slide and click there. That will take you to the online order form. Be sure to indicate on the order form if you want your meal kit delivered to your home or if you will pick it up.

“There are so many stories it’s unbelievable,” he says. In addition to the pictures, Millican also has a large number of historical, local city directories and high school annuals. The museum is an outgrowth of Millican’s interest in photography. After a career in the auto parts industry, he found himself ready for a change and challenge. He opened a studio in Belmont back in 2003 and things grew from there. “The Lord designed this job for me,” he says. To learn more about the Millican Pictorial Museum, visit the website or email Millican at or call 704-825-5391.

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Millican at work. variety of surrounding city and privately owned (if they could be purchased) properties. The expanded park would be on both sides of Catawba Ave. It would provide an opportunity as a trail head for the Carolina Thread Trail, there would be a dedicated parking area, the existing stream could be improved, and it would provide a large, natural setting in the downtown area. Phase 1 also includes an amphitheater, stage, band shell, trellis, small events lawn, restrooms, splash pad, shelters. Other projects that the bonds could fund include bridges across Dutchman’s Creek and Fite Creek. This project would connect River Street Park to Woodland Park neighborhood, creating over 7 miles of continuous Greenway. But, how does the $13.5 million price tag translate into taxes? It translates into an additional $0.075 / $100 valuation of taxable property (property tax). The current tax rate is $0.485 / $100 valuation of taxable property. The average value of a home in Mount Holly is $172,300, and here is how to calculate the tax rate: $172,300 / 100 = 1,723 $0.485 x 1,723 = $835.66 tax If the referendum passes, the tax rate will increase $0.075 to $0.56 / $100 valuation of taxable property, so if you take that same $172,300 house...

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without limitation the acquisition, construction and improvement of parks and recreation facilities, acquisition of land for current and future parks and recreation uses and development of greenways and pedestrian crossings. If approved by the voters, the City expects to issue the general obligation bonds for the purposes described above in one or more series. The general obligation bonds, if and when issued, will be secured by the full faith and credit of the City, and the City will annual levy and collect an ad valorem tax sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on any such bonds. The City expects that the term of any series of bonds will be approximately 20 years. The interest rate on any series of bonds will depend on market conditions at the time such bonds are issues.” One of the main parks projects would be expanding Veterans Park, currently a 1.75 acre pocket park that spans a grassy swale between Catawba and E. Glendale streets. The park features a small veteran’s memorial, a few pieces of playground equipment, and open space. Design firm Kimley-Horn explored several options for a potential expansion and upgrade of Veteran’s Park. Proposed areas for enlarging the park could include as many as 5.37 acres from a

$172,300 / 100 = 1,723 $0.56 x 1,723 = $964.88 tax This totals to a $129.22 annual increase. That is the equivalent of $11 per month, or $2.50 per week. For a property valued at $100,000, the increase is: $80/year, $6.67/month, $1.54/ week For a property valued at $250,000, the increase is: $187.5/year, $15.63/month, $3.61/week. For a property valued at $500,000, the increase is: $375/year, $31.25/month, $7.21/week. For a property valued at $1,000,000, the increase is: $750/year, $62.50/month, $14.42/week


Mt Holly mayor Bryan Hough feels strongly in favor of the bonds. “It’s not just park improvements it’s a statement about improving the quality of life in Mt. Holly,” he said. “It will allow us to connect one end of the city with the other. It is vital that we move forward to meet the increasing demand for parks and recreation improvements. The bonds will allow us to do the most critical part.” For more information on the bonds visit the City of Mt. Holly Facebook page and click on- City of Mount Holly Park Bond 2021- An interactive Story Map about Mount Holly’s Park Bond 2021 initiative.


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Pageant gets back on track for 2022 By TODD HAGANS Special to The Banner-News

From left to right are Miss Gaston County Mariana Linares, Miss Gastonia Julia DeSerio, and Miss Mount Holly Anne Marie Hagerty. Their two-year reign will come to a close on January 8 when new titleholders are crowned for 2022. 7:30 p.m. Anyone interested in participating in a session should go to the Miss Gastonia website (missgastoniapageant. com) and complete the Candidate Interest Form to choose a session. The deadline to submit all necessary paperwork is December 10. For more information, call (704) 8277277, send an e-mail to, or go to the Miss Gastonia Organization page on Facebook. When the current titleholders crown their successors in January, it will bring a twoyear reign to an end for Miss Gastonia Julia DeSerio, Miss Gastonia’s Outstanding Teen Keelie Jones, Miss Gaston County Mariana Linares, Miss Gaston County’s Outstanding Teen Lexi Foy, and Miss Mount Holly Anne Marie Hagerty. While they were crowned in 2020, pageantry was put on hold because of COVID-19, and they did not get to compete in the state pageant until this summer. At Miss North Carolina in June, Jones finished as the

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After being derailed last year because of the pandemic, the annual Miss Gastonia/Miss Gaston County/Miss Mount Holly competition is back on track and scheduled for Saturday, January 8. The show will culminate with the crowning of Miss Gastonia, Miss Gaston County, and Miss Mount Holly for 2022 as well as the Outstanding Teen winners for Gastonia, Gaston County, and Mount Holly. The six young women will go on to represent the Gaston region in next summer’s Miss North Carolina/ Miss North Carolina’s Outstanding Teen competition. Organizers are working now to recruit contestants who will vie for the coveted crowns, thousands of dollars in cash and in-kind scholarships, and the opportunity to connect with the community through public appearances and service projects. The Miss division is for young women ages 19-26 who live, work, or attend college full-time in one of following counties: Gaston, Cleveland, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Union, Cabarrus, Catawba, Caldwell, Burke, or Rutherford. The Teen division is for girls ages 13-18; it is open to North Carolina residents and not limited to particular counties. The phases of competition are interview, talent, evening wear, on-stage question, and physical fitness (teens only). There is no swimsuit competition. To give potential contestants the chance to learn more about the pageant, virtual orientation sessions will be held on Thursday, October 28 and Wednesday, November 3 at

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Salute to Veterans

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Church Directory Morningside Missionary Church

Goshen Free Will Baptist

711 Morningside Dr. 704-822-9142

Mt. Holly Church of God 208 Rankin Ave. 704-827-8596

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Mt. Sinai Baptist Church 339 S. Hawthorne St. 704-827-4320

New Covenant United Methodist 14514 Lucian Riverbend Hwy. 704-827-4468

New Providence Baptist Church 1104 Old NC 27 Hwy. 704-827-0822

New Saint Paul Holiness Church 1529 Old Hwy. 27 Rd. 704-827-5851

North Main Baptist Church 1304 N. Main St. 704-827-6141

Redemption Hill Church

Restoration & Deliverance 804 W. Charlotte Ave. 704-820-0954

Revival Tabernacle of Mt. Holly 826 W. Charlotte Ave. 704-827-2999

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Grace Wesleyan Church 6014 S. New Hope Rd 704-825-7959

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Loves Chapel Presbyterian Church 204 Lincoln St. 704-825-8342

Lutheran Church of the Holy Comforter 216 N. Main St. 704-825-2483

Message of Love Church

BELMONT Alexander Memorial Baptist Church 208 South Main Street 704-825-3216

Brotherhood/Sisterhood WNCC UMC 120 Park Street 704-825-1333

Catawba Heights Baptist Church 311 Belmont Road 704-827-8474

Christ Church Presbyterian Church 901 Catawba Street 704-461-8614

CrossFix Ministries 6131 Wilkinson Blvd. 704-879-4499

Crossroads Church 101 Beaty Rd. 704-827-8381

Centerview Baptist Church 2300 Acme Road 704-827-2061

East Belmont Baptist Church 501 Catawba Street 704-825-5780

East Belmont Church Of God 320 E. Catawba Street 704- 825-8845

306 Pearl Beaty Dr. 704-827-6500

Mount Moriah Baptist Church 110 Lincoln St. 704-825-2046

CBC-Memorial Apostolic

New Hope Presbyterian Church 4357 S. New Hope Rd. 704-824-1697

New Life Baptist Church 201 Oak Trail 704-822-6195

New Mills Chapel Fire Baptized 104 Morning Glory Ave. 704-825-5457

North Belmont Church of God 2316 Acme Rd. 704-827-4092

O’Conner Grove Church Ame Zion 613 N. Main Street 704-825-5576

Park Street United Methodist 120 Park Street 704-825-8480

Power of the Spirit Church Queen Of The Apostles Catholic Church

Ebenezer United Methodist Church

503 N. Main Street 704-825-9600

First Baptist Church 23 N. Central Avenue 704-825-3758

First Foursquare Gospel Church 8 Elizabeth Street 704-825-5811

First Presbyterian Church 102 S. Central Ave 704-825-3357

First Presbyterian-Belmont 112 S. Central Ave 704-829-0668

Sanctuary of Praise Ministries 124 Georgia Belle Ave. 704-579-7823

South Point Baptist Church 124 Horsley Ave. 704-825-9516

South Point Freewill Baptist 297 Gaither Rd. 704-825-8045

South Point United Methodist 510 South Point Church Rd. 704-825-4019

Springwood Freewill Baptist 826 Stanley-Spencer Mtn. Rd. 704-827-7801

St. Marks United Methodist Church

First United Methodist Church of Belmont

701 Secrest Ave. 704-825-8175

807 South Point Road 704-825-2106

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Fresh Anointing Church of God 71 McAdenville Road 704-825-7283

Friendship Baptist Church 5008 S. New Hope Rd 704-825-3276

Catawba Heights Church of God

212 South Street 704-825-7269

909 Edgemont Ave 704-825-5346

6325 Wilkinson Blvd. 704-755-5034

312 W. Glendale Ave. 704-827-2726

Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist

East Belmont Free Will Baptist

Exodus Church

Burge Memorial Methodist Church

122 Tomberlin Rd. 704-827-4225

118 School Street 704-827-7071

120 Belmont-Mt. Holly Road 704-827-3366


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Unity Baptist Church 1005 Catawba St. 704-825-8730

Upper Room United Pentecostal 1405 Armstrong Ford Rd. 704-825-0604

230 W. Charlotte Ave. 704-827-0968

Chapel Baptist Church 324 N. Lee St. 704-827-5526

East Wilkinson Blvd. 704-824-5319

First Baptist Church

501 Cramer Mountain Rd. 704-824-4286

Riverside Baptist Church 171 S. Main St. 704-824-7785

207 Lowell Ave. 704-824-4213

108 Horseshoe Bend Beach Rd. 704-827-8676

St. Paul FHB Church 1529 Old Hwy 27 Rd. 704-827-5851

DALLAS Gateway Cowboy Church The Barn at Sandcastle Farm 155 Sandcastle Rd.

Tuckaseege Baptist Church


511 Tuckaseege Rd. 704-827-4301

Amazing Grace Baptist Church

Way of the Cross Baptist Church

7280 Sifford Rd. 704-827-6277

238 Lanier Ave. 704-827-8111

Christ’s Evangelical Lutheran

Wesley Chapel Holiness Church 324 N. Lee St. 704-827-1993

Westview Presbyterian Church

203 S. Main St. 704-263-2621

Community Pentecostal Center 320 Ralph Handsel Blvd. 704-263-8731

Community Christian Fellowship

1020 W. Catawba Ave. 704-827-2026

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5481 Hickory Grove Rd. 704-263-2691

Bethlehem Church

First Presbyterian Church

Core Church 707 Westland Farm Rd. 704-822-8033

Cornerstone Family Worship 709 Rankin Ave. 704-671-8640

Covenant United Methodist 110 Underwood Dr. 704-820-0603

Family Worship Center 1013 W. Charlotte Ave. 704-827-7656

Finish Line Christian Center 1792, 108 N. Main St. 704-980-285-8334

First Baptist Church-Mt. Holly 300 S. Main St. 704-827-2481

First Free Will Baptist Church 841 Noles Dr. 704-827-7461

First Presbyterian Church 133 S. Main St. 704-827-0521

First United Methodist Church 140 N. Main St. 704-827-4855

3100 Bethlehem Church St. 704-823-5050

Carolina Community Baptist 604 Martha Ave 704-824-2872

Center Baptist Church S. New Hope Rd. 704-824-4121

Epic Church 100 Indian Walk 704-671-4652

Lowell Church of God 804 W. First Street 704-824-3383

Lowell Free Will Baptist Church 3010 Lowell Rd. 704-824-9389

512 Old Mount Holly Rd. 704-263-4275

Gold Hill Missionary Baptist Church 7447 Old Plank Rd. 704-827-7966

New Faith Baptist Church 1224 Mayberry Rd. 704-263-0249

New Life Baptist Church 527 N. Buckoak St. 704-263-4647

Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church 2717 Dallas/Stanley Hwy. 704-263-4406

Springfield Memorial Baptist Church 2920 Dallas-Stanley Highway 704-263-4426

201 N. Main St. 704-824-8814

Stanley Church of God

Mt. Calvary Baptist Church 120 Branch St. 704-824-4535

First Baptist Church of Lowell 400 W. 1st St. 704-824-1215

Goshen Free Will Baptist Church

First Baptist Church

1300 W. Catawba Ave. 704-827-3076

317 W. 1st St. 704-824-1213

Grace Baptist Church

New Life Church

300 Westland Farm Rd. 704-827-8600

128 Robbins St. 704-824-1356

Hickory Grove Baptist Church

Presbyterian Church of Lowell

3717 Hickory Grove Rd. 704-827-3939

207 E. 1st St. 704-824-3807

Kingdom Hall Jehovah’s Witnesses

Restoration Church

1736 Kelly Rd. 704-263-0199

1800 Spencer Mountain Rd. 704-824-5250

Lighthouse Full Gospel Church

Woodlawn Baptist Church

530 N. Hawthorne St. 704-827-1442

1101 N. Main St. 704-824-4261

Living Witness Ministries

First United Methodist Church

Lowell Smyre United Methodist Church

Goshen Presbyterian Church

513 Woodlawn Ave. 704-827-5185

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd

143 Church St. 704-824-5380

Roper Street 704-601-5146

110 S. Main St. 704-827-4751

McAdenville Baptist Church


Grace Korean Ch Assembly-God

Bethel Baptist Church

Macedonia Baptist Church

124 Georgia Belle Ave 704-965-1004

NC Highway 273 704-827-9846

1951 Stanley Lucia Rd. 704-827-9224

Will of God Church

Cramerton Temple of God Church

1117 Old NC Hwy 27 704-827-8826


5339 S. New Hope Rd 704-825-8252

154 N. Main St. 704-824-3831

West Cramerton United Methodist Church

541 Costner St. 704-827-0004

Gaston Christian Church

Cramer Memorial United Methodist Church

Shiloh AME Zion Methodist St. Anthony of Padua Traditional Catholic Church 210 Park Street, Belmont NC

416 Woodlawn Ave. 704-824-1745

Life Church

740 Rankin Ave. 704-827-5181

455 Sacco St. 704-825-6007

Cramerton Free Will Baptist

105 Pine Rd. 704-827-3856

Second Baptist Church

Hood Memorial AME Zion Church

151 8th Ave. 704-824-3889

235 8th Ave. 704-824-1991

1120 Charlotte Ave. 704-530-5174

151 Henry Chapel Rd 704-825-0711

Cramerton Independent Presbyterian Church

Ridgeview Baptist Church River of Life Full Gospel Church

Henry’s Chapel Ame Zion Church


Lakeview Baptist Church

192 Main St. 704-824-2740

McAdenville Wesleyan Church 300 E. Wesleyan Dr. 704-824-1073

324 N. Main St. 704-263-4041

Stanley Pentecostal Holiness Church 113 E. Parkwood St. 704-263-2131

Trinity Full Gospel Church 303 Sunset Dr. 704-263-9765

United In Action of Stanley 5481 Hickory Grove Rd. 704-524-0555

Welcome Baptist Church 811 Mauney Rd.

BESSEMER CITY Bright Light Baptist Church 112 White Jenkins Rd. 704-681-2017 Don’t see your church listed? Email us today at

For information on getting your business listed here call 704-825-0580

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The bike, Beyond the Call of Duty End of Watch trailer, and Mt. Holly PD patrol car with Tyler Herndon’s story in graphics on it. Photo by Alan Hodge

Mount Holly Police Officers attended the 2021 National Peace Officers Memorial Service on October 16, 2021 in honor of the 701 fallen officers from 2020 and 2019. Officer Tyler Herndon, end of watch: December 11, 2020 was honored at this service. Left to right- Sergeant Austin Cox, Chief Don Roper, Country Music Artist Kellie Pickler, Officer Delton Williams, Officer Ray Mathis, Telecommunicator Beth Howard, Officer Haley Helton.

Mount Holly Police Officers were presented a fully equipped Police edition 2021 Harley Davidson by Beyond The Call Of Duty. Pictured left to right: Sergeant Austin Cox, Officer Ray Mathis, Officer Delton Williams, Telecommunicator Beth Howard, Assistant Chief Brian Reagan, Officer Haley Helton, Chief Don Roper, and JC Shah from Beyond The Call Of Duty. MHPD photos

Tyler Herndon’s name displayed on a banner made by C.O.P.S. ( Concerns of Police Survivors)

Graphics on the bike’s saddlebag speaks volumes. Mount Holly Police Officers in front of Tyler Herndon’s name on the Police Memorial Wall. Officer Herndon’s name is located in section 33 E 32 of the wall. Pictured left to right: Telecommunicator Beth How- Closeup of the bike’s graphics with Herndon’s picture on ard, Assistant Chief Brian Reagan, Sergeant Austin Cox, Officer Delton the trailer (third from left third row down). Photo by Alan Hodge From Page 1 Williams, Chief Don Roper, Officer Ray Mathis, Officer Haley Helton.


The D.C. candlelight service.

as soon as a few more accessories arrive. It will be used for patrol duty and will be a prominent fixture in local parades and other events. Who gets to ride it? “Traffic officers McManus and Dunn will go to the NC Highway Patrol riding school in Raleigh for training,” said Reagan. Chief Roper gave heartfelt thanks to Shah’s organization. “Beyond the Call has been a major help in our healing process,” he said. “They have taken us in as family and we are forever grateful.” In other MHPD news, Roper and six other members of the MHPD went to Washington, D.C. for the 40th Annual National Peace Officers Memorial Service held Oct. 14-16. The bike was also on

display there before it was trailered to Mt. Holly. “I think that would be correct to say the bike got national attention,” said Roper. “The group was set up with the bike in front of the US Capital during the memorial week events, and agencies from across the country saw the bike and asked about MHPD and talked about Tyler. It got a lot of attention and recognition.” While the MHPD contingent was in Washington, they attended various events, including an impressive candlelight vigil, honoring police officers nationwide who had lost their lives in the line of duty. One of the stops was a visit to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial where hundreds of names, including Herndon’s are engraved. The MHPD group also escorted Herndon’s family during the activities.

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Jennifer Church and Alison Minnick.

Madison and Payton Gunn.

Emily Fisher a little dinosaur.

The Wilson family from Kings Mtn. and Gastonia.

Jasper Bolz, Marisol Bolz, Isabel Smith and Amelia Smith ready for fun.

Downtown Belmont was packed.

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Bryan Rife from Black Star Theatre Co.

Photos by Alan Hodge

Moonlite on Main and Boofest held in Downtown Belmont Downtown Belmont was awash with heavy masses of humanity enjoying the Moonlite on Main and Boofest events. Here are some photos from the festivities.

Morgan Abernathy handing out candy by the bucketful.

Mom Julie, baby Noah, daughter Hannah, and Kathy Wilson, Ginger Tayara, and Jeff DiNathan and Oliver Moore and a bony friend. dad Rob Dellivovi from Charlotte. Somma in the shadow of the moon.

The Adams and Otrosinka familes.

The Matthews, Harvey, and Helms families ready for Halloween.

The TechWorks Robotics Team.

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Lantern Parade scenes... The 4th annual Mt. Holly Lantern Parade took place Saturday, Oct. 23rd. Photos by Alan Hodge

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South Point wins two in a row By John Wilson

There is only one more game left in the 2021 high school football regular season, but it looks like the South Point Red Raiders are well on the way to finishing the season strong with backto-back wins against Ashbrook and Forestview. South Point 35 Ashbrook 21 Last week South Point ended up playing two games in five days. Their first game was on Monday when the Red Raiders lined up against the Ashbrook Greenwave. The Greenwave managed to keep the ball away from the Red Raiders offense early in the game, but South Point was able to recover and went into the half up 14-7. In the second half South Point was able to put another 21 points on the score board and easily outpaced the 14 points scored by Ashbrook. The Red Raiders kept it on the ground only attempting one pass all game. In the end South Point finished with 236 yards of total offense. Solid performances were put in by Tyson Riley, Ashton Harris and Elijah Phifer. Riley rushed for 107 yards and a pair of touchdowns while Harris had 59 yards and a touchdown and Phifer finished up with 48 yards and one TD. On the other side of the ball, the South Point defense played Ashbrook tough. The Red Raiders defense generated three turnovers. Will Ross was Big Red’s top tackler with 16 stops. Not far behind Harris were Jaquis Rumph, Matt Hastings and Shane Wilson who all had 11 tackles a piece. The Greenwave fought hard but in the end South Point took care of business. “I thought we played pretty good,” head coach Hodge said. “They limited our possessions early in the game, but we were able to win the game. I’m proud of the kids.” South Point 17 Forestview 14 After beating Ashbrook

the Red Raiders only had a few days to prep before they faced the Forestview Jaguars in another important Big South 3A matchup last Friday. This contest proved to be a real slugfest with both squads playing good football on both sides of the ball. The South Point offense was powered by some strong running by senior Tyson Riley. Riley fought for every yard running for 79 yards off of 23 carries and scoring two touchdowns. On the defensive side Ryan Harris led the Red Raider “D” with 11 tackles. When regulation ended the game was tied up 14-14. The battle continued well into two overtimes as the Jaguars and the Red Raiders both fought to get the upper hand. In the second overtime it looked like Forestview may pull out the win, but missed a 42-yard field goal. That misfire gave South Point the opportunity they needed to seal the deal. A few plays later kicker Charles Birtwhistle had a chance to put the Red Raiders on top. Birtwhistle didn’t let his shot go to waste. The six-foot three-inch sophomore lined up and drilled a 27-yard field goal to give the Red Raiders the win. With the playoffs coming up any conference win is a big deal. After beating Forestview the Red Raiders improved their record to 6-3. They are now in sole position of third place in the Big South 3A. Coach Hodge was definitely pleased with how this one went down and is gearing up for the next game. “A good high school football game,” Hodge added. “I’m proud of our kids and how they finished. They stuck together and won the game. Now we got to get ready for the next one. As Coach Lineberger would say, “Biggest room in the world is the room for improvement.” This week South Point finishes up the regular season hosting the 1-8 North Gaston Wildcats.

The South Point Red Raiders varsity football team went at it against the Ashbrook Greewave on Monday, Oct. 18. When the thrilling exchange was over, the Red Raiders had pulled out a 35-21 win making them 5-3. Emily Vargas was crowned Homecoming Queen at halftime. More on page 13. Photos by Calvin Craig/Superraiders

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South Point High named its 2021 homecoming Queen and Court. Congratulations to all the ladies. FRONT: Grace Sheppard, Emma Whitaker, Taylor Nixon, Chloe Whitaker, Gracyn Harte. BACK: Emilia Vargas (Queen), Emme Lewandowski, Jenna Feduniec, Chloe Ratliff, Lilly Gregory, Madyson Ross, Caroline Beaty.

Emily Vargas is the 2021 South Point Homecoming Queen.

The South Point Red Raiders varsity football team had a great game last Friday night against Forestview varsity. The score was tied tied 7-7 going into OT. Both teams scored TDs and after the 1st OT it was 14-14. Forestview went first in second OT and on 3rd down Red Raider Aiden Ramirez sacked the FV QB. Forestview made a long FG attempt which they missed wide left. SP sent kicker Charlie Birtwistle #84 to kick the game winning 27 yard FG in 2nd OT for the win. Photos by Calvin Craig/Superraiders The South Point Red Raiders JV football team clashed with the Forestview Jaguars on October 21 at Lineberger Stadium. The Jags zigged when they should have zagged and lost to the Red Raider 14-8. Here are some great action shots from the game.

Charlie Birtwistle

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To place your ad go to or call 704-484-1047 ANNOUNCEMENTS

ANNOUNCEMENTS TOY SHOW & COLLECTIBLES. Saturday, November 20th, Old Mooresboro School Gym, 308 Main Street, Mooresboro, NC 28114, 9:00AM3:00PM. Admission $5, under 10 free; $25 setup fee, limit 3 tables, bring your own table, setup time 7:00AM-9:00AM. Call 828-351-8822 or 704-6927702.

FALL HARVEST SALE/AUCTION. Sat. Nov. 13, breakfast 8am, auction 9am. Big Springs Church; 534 Big Springs Church Rd, Ellenboro NC 28040.

EMPLOYMENT NOW HIRING Durable Medical Equipment Billing and Sales Associate - Full-time. Apply in person at Medical Arts Pharmacy 108 East Grover Street, Shelby, NC 28150

BUSINESS SERVICES 24 HOUR MOBILE MECHANIC. I will come to you to repair any car, lawnmower or tractor. Honest & reliable. (704) 3002332 CLEVELAND COUNTY GARAGE DOORS. Summer Tuneup Special, $59.95. We will check all your equipment lube, make sure it’s working correctly. We repair broken doors. Also offering new installations. 704477-9119 or 704-472-9367. SHIPMAN’S MASONRY- 48 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Brick, Block & Stone, Outside Fireplaces, Foundations, Underpinnings. “Free Estimates”. 1st Quality Work! (863) 532-1587

FULL TIME EXPERIENCED AUTOMOTIVE MECHANIC. Apply In Person at 1900 Elizabeth Ave., Shelby, NC (704) 482-0441

LOCK ‘N’ ROLL STORAGE. “ALL NEW” 10’x10’ and 10’x15’ Storage Units Available. Self Store Dawn til Dusk. Secure and Convenient! Located at 1002 Polkville Rd., (Hwy 226 N.) Shelby. Located next to 5 Star Auto Sales. or Call (704) 484-4112

ONE ON ONE CARE is hiring for all shifts. Full/part-time hours available. Group homes are 6 beds or less. CNA/Nursing assistant jobs available but not required. No exp. necessary, all trainings included. Please apply in person at 203 Lee St., Shelby. FULL TIME MAINTENANCE MAN NEEDED. Maintain rental properties. Must have valid NC Drivers license. Pay depends on experience. (704) 473-4299 NOW HIRING Roofing Laborer. Call 704-477-0516.

AMAZING ONE DAY SALE! Christmas toys, gifts, decor, decorations and winter clothing at 70-90% off original retail! Most everything in store is only $1.99 & $2.99. The AMAZING SIDE DOOR ONE DAY SALE: Saturday November 6th, 9am5pm. CASH ONLY at these prices! Next To Mighty Dollar, Forest City. BARGAIN WAREHOUSE 120, LLC. We have a little bit of everything! Live edge wood; Walnut, Oak. We also have furniture, Christmas trees, survival foods, laundry detergent. Come visit our store soon! 758 NC 120. Mooresboro, NC Thursday and Friday 10am to 5pm Saturday’s 10am to 3pm or call for appointment at your convenience. (864) 491-2199

COINS * COINS * COINS. We Buy & Sell Coins. “Coin Collector Supplies.” JAKE’S KNIVES & COLLECTIBLES. 1008 South Lafayette Street, Shelby. Call 704-600-6996 (980) 295-5568


COMPLETE CARE INC. Is seeking CNAs / In Home Aides for Cleveland and Gaston Counties. Apply M-F, 8am-4pm at 404 W. Warren St, Shelby, NC 28150 or call (704) 4809340

BUSINESS SERVICES 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 CUSTOM BUILT PLAY SETS. Metal/Tarp roof. Playhouse, Sandbox, Swings, Slides, Rock Climbs and more. Delivery available. Union Mills, NC. 301491-3174. PAINTING SERVICES. Over 25 years experience, affordable prices. Professional results. References available. Free estimates. Charles, or leave message. (704) 435-8062. IT’S TIME TO TRIM CREPE MYRTLE TREES. Spreading Mulch or Gravel, minor chainsaw work and storm clean-up. I can do many of your outside chores with over 15 years experience all over Cleveland County and stretching to the Forest City area. Nice, honest, dependable, clean, drug-free, he’s an all around great guy and handyman, so call Rob today and see what I can help you with. 980-295-0750. TRIPLE D PAINTING, LLC. All your painting needs. Free estimates. Over 25 yrs experience! Framing, facial boards and much more wood work available! Making your home, building or business look new again. (704) 418-5736





CRAFTSMAN RADIAL ARM SAW. Older model, works fine, 10” saw. $160. (828) 453-0178

DEER CORN. SHELLED, 50lbs, $10.05. 828-287-3272.

AMAZING ONE DAY SALE! Christmas toys, gifts, decor, decorations and winter clothing at 70-90% off original retail! Most everything in store is only $1.99 & $2.99. The AMAZING SIDE DOOR ONE DAY SALE: Saturday November 6th, 9am5pm. CASH ONLY at these prices! Next To Mighty Dollar, Forest City, NC 28043


1982 E-ONE TANKER. 26,100 miles, 1500 gallon tank, 250 GPM Hale Pump. All LED emergency lights. $8,000. Please contact Paul Creasman at (704) 691-4201.

HUGE SALE. til. You 714 W. 28150

MULTI FAMILY YARD Sat Oct 30th, 7am undon’t want to miss this! Graham St, Shelby, NC

RUTHERFORD COUNTY HUGE HOME SALE! Fri., Oct. 29th and Sat., Oct. 30th. (9am til 3pm Both Days). Huge variety of home goods. Items are new or gently used. Estate items like never-used mattress sets, TVs, furniture, housewares, name-brand clothes, & jewelry. Deals to be made! 3630 Whiteside Rd., Forest City, NC 28043

FIREWOOD FOR SALE. Long wheelbase load. Fully loaded. $70.00/load. Delivered. 864492-4793 or 803-627-9408.

AGRI-FAB TECUMSEH 8HP LEAF VACUUM and limb grinder, $650. 704-460-9762 MIXED FIREWOOD. $50 PICKUP load, you pick up. Also cedar logs for milling. 828-6064447. 2014 HUSTLER ZERO TURN MOWER. 54” Zero Turn Mower. $3000 Firm. Comes with $600 worth of extras: belts, tires, etc. Trailer in photo not included. “ Shown by Appointment Only” Call (704) 692-8001

FULL SIZE BROWN BEDROOM SET. VGC. $100 firm. 2 long XL house floor jacks. Paid $150, asking $50. Shelby area. (704) 472-3472

16’X40’ OR TWO STORY BUILDINGS BUILT ON SITE. 1 DAY INSTALL. J. Johnson Sales INC. 828-245-5895.

MOVING - USED FURNITURE SALE. Couches, day beds, recliners & antique funiture-much more. 828-657-4167 LIKE NEW Men’s Huffy Bicycle. Great Condition. Must See! $50.00 Great Trail Rider. Call 828-782-7221 HAY FOR SALE. 5’x6’ round bales of hay for sale. Call 704472-3051.

HORSE QUALITY HAY. Square and round bales. Call (704) 487-6855 HAY FOR SALE. Square Bales. $4.00 each. Call (704) 739-3165 FIREWOOD FOR SALE. All types already split. Can deliver. Truck & Trailer loads, starting at $75. Will negotiate. 704-4667623

RAINBOW VACCUM CLEANER for sale with all attachments! Used only 4 times. $2,500. Leave message (704) 735-8998

MORGAN’S FIREWOOD. Seasoned Small Stovewood, Cut Split Delivered only $75. Call 828-395-0758 ALL METAL GARAGES. Big Discounts! Zero down. Call for more details. 828-382-0455. FREE FLASHLIGHT WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. The South’s Largest Online Mall has FREE flashlights while supplies last. Visit today! 12 STRING GUITAR, JBP. Like new. Rosewood neck, Spruce top with case, mahogany body. $140. (864) 619-9372

UTILITY BUILDINGS, STORAGE BUILDINGS. Steel, Wood, Vinyl. Some fully insulated, 1 to 2 day delivery if buy from stock. Cash or low down payment with monthly payments. No credit ok. J. Johnson Sales INC. 828245-5895. PURE RAW LOCAL HONEY. $18 per quart, $10 per pint. Produced in Rutherford County. Call or text Jackson Corbin, 828-980-1823. FLAG POLES, FLAGS IN STOCK. Pickup or we deliver and install available. J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City. Call 828-245-5895. CARPORTS, GARAGES, BUILDINGS, RV, BOAT COVERS IN STOCK. Areas largest on site display. Best selection, quality price. J. Johnson Sales, Inc. 2690 Hwy. 221S., Forest City. 828-245-5895. HAVE A STORAGE BUILDING NOT USING, OUTGROWN IT? Sell it, trade in for new bigger one. We take trades, we buy used buildings. Must be factory built, able to move. J. Johnson Sales INC. 828-245-5895.

HORSE HAY FOR SALE $6-square and $40-round. 704-692-6325. CLEVELAND MEMORIAL PARK BURIAL PLOTS. Total of 4 burial plots. 2x2 (2 separate areas) $600 each or 2 for $1,000 (404) 543-8457 PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS with Scratch Pads! Press Room Printing. 704-482-2243. (704) 538-5788

CAN YOU FIND THE LINK? Visit the South’s Largest Online Mall to get your free flashlight.

DEER CORN, 60 POUND BAG. $9. Callahan Farms. 704-300-5341- Steve; 704-4728865 - Cletus; 704-300-5341Todd (704) 692-1627

IVERMECTIN HORSE WORMER $7. Antifreeze $6 per gallon. Hundreds of Saddles on sale now at Bridges Riding Equipment. 5 miles south of Boiling Springs on Hwy 150. Call (704) 434-6389

USED CAMPER TOPS: BUY/ SALE/TRADE. Various sizes and styles. 828-980-0881. CHRISTMAS IS GOING TO BE Expensive This year! Kids toys at reasonable prices, great condition. If interested call (828) 469-6412

ENCLOSED TRAILERS IN STOCK! 6’x10’, 6’x12’, 7’x12’ and 7’x16’ contact J. Johnson Sales, Inc., Forest City. (828) 245-5895

DUMP TRAILERS “WE GOT ‘EM” 6’x10’, 6’x12’ and 7’x14’ (5 & 7 Ton) “All the Options on All! contact J. Johnson Sales, Inc., Forest City. (828) 245-5895

AQUARIUM/BIRD CAGE/ WEIGHT SET. Aquarium 50 gal with stand / Tall hex bird cage / weight set with bench - $60 each (704) 600-5596

CLEVELAND COUNTY NEW SALEM ANNUAL YARD SALE. New Salem Men’s and Women’s Annual Yard Sale Sat., Nov 6th, 2021 from 7:00 AM - 12:00 noon Clothes, Tools, Treasures! at New Salem Church (Formally Hoey Memorial) located at 2300 Hoey Church Road, Shelby, NC 28152

CATTLE GATE 5’X12’. 2 plastic 55 gallon drums. 8”x9.25” stainless pipe. (704) 538-3809


1984 E-ONE PUMPER 59,900 miles, 750 gallon poly tank, 1000 GPM Hale 2 stage pump. All LED emergency lights. $20,000. Please contact Paul Creasman at (704) 691-4201.


Deadline: Friday at 12:00 Noon

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

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

LOST & FOUND MARY JANE HIPP LOOKING FOR Peggy Dimsdale and Ilene McMurry. Call 828-3053272, ask for Charles.

KILL ALL YOUR WEEDS! Ranger Pro 2.5 gallon. $44.00. 828-287-3272.


ACEPHATE FIRE ANT KILLER. Works great! $12.99. Call 828-287-3272.


NEW CANNING JARS with Lids & Seals. $17.67 per case. Call 828-287-3272. PROPANE GRILL TANKS REFILLED. Only $10.99. Call 828287-3272.

DANNY’S AUTOWERKS. Buying used or junk cars. Competitive prices. Call Danny 828-289-3081 or Jimmy 828289-1175.

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To place your ad go to or call 704-484-1047 WANT TO BUY



GOATS & DOG FOR SALE. Two Nigerian doe goats, 2yrs. old, wormed/had shots. $200 ea.or $375/both. Also,a Teacup Yorkie Poo Chi, blonde, male, 2 1/2 years old,been neutered. $450. 828-391-0919.

CASH FOR YOUR CAR running or not, title or no title. Call Charles Dellinger at Red Road Towing. 704-692-6767, (704) 487-0228

FREE TO GOOD HOME. Pot Belly Pig. You must pick up. 704-692-6649 (704) 739-9040

WANT TO BUY GOLF CARTS! Running or not. Cash paid. Call 704-472-3990. 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 WE BUY USED TRAILERS with Titles. J. Johnson Sales Inc. Call 828-245-5895.

CKC REG YORKIES. We have 2M, 2F Yorkies available. $850 each Firm. Frentons M/F available $750. Chihuahuas $450. (704) 449-7970

WANT TO BUY. ATV’s, PopUp Campers and Small Travel Trailers. Call 828-429-3935. WANTED: OLD AND NEW AMMO. Reloading supplies. Call 828-245-6756 or cell # 828-289-1488.

DONKEYS FOR SALE. Female Donkey and Male Baby. $400 for both. 704-692-8752, 704-692-7362

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

FREE KITTENS to a good home. Approx. 6 weeks old. Call: 704-466-2325

YANMAR 22HP DIESEL TRACTOR. Excellent condition! $4495.00 ‘’NO TRADES’’ Call 4 details (704) 718-9122 4’X5’ ROUND BALES FESCUE HAY. $10 to $40 per Bale. Call for details. (704) 215-0214 REGISTERED BERKSHIRE PIGLETS for sale in Rutherfordton. Born 8/30/21. only $500 each. (828) 755-1323 NEW SOUTHERN 5 FT. BUSH HOG. $1,250. 828-287-3272.



2008 FORD RANGER Sport. V-6, Automatic, NEW TIRES INSTALLED 1 WEEK AGO. (828) 395-3432

AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES. Australian Shepherd Puppies born 9/6/21. Red Merle, Blue Merle, Black-Tri and Red-Tri puppies available. Call for more information. (828) 308-3710

COWS FOR SALE. 4 Black Angus / Holestin Heifers and 1 Black Angus-full. All are approx. 1 year old. Call (704) 685-8565



GUINEA CHICKS $5. BANTAM BABIES $3; Quail 3 to 4 weeks old, hatching eggs, 50% guaranteed hatch. (704) 476-9943 DOG KENNELS. 7x7, 5x10, 10x10, 10x20, 20x20 tops, split kennels. Pickup or we deliver and install available. J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City. 828-245-5895.

2015 GMC YUKON XL DENALI. 4x4, Pearl White, 94,000 miles, Leather, Sunroof, 20” Alloys, Heated & Cooled Seats, $37,500. “Top of the Line!” Call (704) 482-0441 2018 MINI HARDTOP 2 DOOR John Cooper Works, 36,000 miles, loaded. $26,000. (704) 419-9705


FOREST RIVER LACROSSE RV $27,000. For Sale 37.5 ft 2016 Lacrosse Luxury Light 337 RKT by Forest River. Extreme Thermal Package. NADA Average Retail = $42,120 Low Retail = $34,940 (704) 472-7236 MICHELEWESSON@GMAIL.COM

1988 FORD RANGER. 6 cylinder, 5 speed, $1600. (704) 692-9117 1998 FORD RANGER XLT. 4.0 engine. 5 speed transmisson. Looks brand new. Call for Price. 704-473-5771.

MOTORCYCLES & ATVS 1999 HONDA SHADOW SPIRIT 1100. 35,000 miles, black & grey. $2500. (980) 477-7522









1/2 ACRE LOT UNRESTRICTED!! Near TIEC, $15,000. Call 864-909-1035 or visit: www.




TREAT YOURSELF TO A VACATION! “Great Fall Getaway Pricing”. We are a full service travel agency offering Air, Land and Sea Vacations. Call 704585-1275 now to plan your trip! Expedia Cruises located at 915 South Point Rd. , Suite E, Belmont, NC or visit

NO HEAT BILLS HERE! 1 bedroom apartment, excellent location, Shelby. Second floor. Not HAP eligible. No pets or smoking. Heat & water included in $525 month. (704) 487-5480

OCEAN LAKES MYRTLE BEACH. Cottage N34. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, den, kitchen, dining, covered deck, near country store. Call Dorcas, 803-718-2659.


HEDGEHOGS AND SUGAR GLIDERS HOME. Male and female are available for both babies contact us if interested and for more info (915) 2015269


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CHARLIE MARTIN for Mayor of Belmont VOTE on Tuesday Nov. 2nd, 2021 WORKING TO KEEP BELMONT THE BEST PLACE TO LIVE-WORK-RELAX JOIN US... RE-ELECT CHARLIE MARTIN FOR MAYOR For over 50 years, Charlie has been a proven leader dedicated to family, friends and the betterment of the Community. As mayor for the past 8 years Belmont has prospered. The quality of life for all continues to rise - Businesses have flourished – And plans for the future hold great promise Among his many accomplishments while serving in public office he has served as past president of the Belmont Optimist Club. Serves on the Health and Human Board for the County. He served on the Gaston County Parks and Recreation Board. Received the William Gaston Award for Community Service in 2011. Does the football games on the radio for South Point High School and also coached the soccer team for the JV’s. Also was president of the Gaston County Babe Ruth League and coached numerous other sports in Belmont. Please join us and his many friends and fellow Abbey colleagues in supporting Charlie Martin’s reelection Richard Salem and brothers of Phi Kappa Theta fraternity.

I have personally known the Martin family for over 30 plus years. Both Charlie and Dot are givers to the community. They both are the pillars that have always supported Belmonts values and will always guide Belmont in the right direction. Being a business owner for over 44 years, I have seen many changes to this area, some good and some bad. I have experienced first hand how Charlie listens to people in my store.... he has never met a stranger. Charlie’s vision for Belmont is my vision : safe, a town you can be proud of with values and where everyone knows their neighbors. We all moved here to escape the rat race of the big city, we all liked the small town feel, with many conveniences of a bigger city, we liked the deep roots of history, and we liked the school... Why change? Charlie has got my endorsement. Robert Blake @ B&W Tire and Auto Service

Like many here in Belmont, we sit and watch what’s happening around us. We hear what’s being said about our state, county, city and our children’s future. It seems what we say or feel means nothing and never goes far these days, but we can vote. We feel that what we have to say is being ignored, or you are afraid to say what you think. I’m not just writing to support a candidate, but someone that’s a public servant for an office where he or she is subjected to abuse by the people that he or she serves. He or she should be thanked and loved for the sacrifices made for the city they love, all by the same community they serve. I see some voters look at a candidate as a sparkly object that goes by and they forget the old tried and true that works hard at the job, enjoys the people in our city and is dedicated to Belmont. He may not be on the side you are on today, but don’t forget what this public servant already did in the past, that helped you, or pushed for something you wanted for the city! There are late night meetings that seem to go on and on sometimes, just to let people have a say. Sometimes it’s just to be mad and vent or celebrate the things that Belmont loves. It becomes, “What have you done for me lately?” We were public servants too, so we speak with emotion and knowledge of what we want Belmont to do, be and most of all remembered for. I’m tired of sitting and letting someone else tell me what is good for me, and certainly not what to think…time to speak up Belmont! Go vote! Charlie Martin has walked the walk, loved the city, loved its people and is down among them often. He’s someone that knows about the city, he’s not the come and leave type or overnight Mayor. We are a melting pot here, good for us! Go vote, we need to make this a great place to live, not let outside changes affect this city. I am having my say Belmont, it does not mean much to many, but it means a lot to us. I don’t like what is happening in our country, our state or other cities, so I’m starting with the city election to let them know we are not ok out here. We will be making our difference on election day here in Belmont. It starts with one step. This is our small town and a public servant that stands between us and a bad idea. Who do you trust? Who’s been in the trenches here and knows what’s going on? I’m sure we will have more good candidates in the future, but we need a steady hand these days from a candidate that’s not going to be intimidated. Charlie Martin has gone through hard times with us during this pandemic, the recession and even losses and wins with South Points games, but we got through it! Changes in our city bring problems that will not be solved overnight. We need him for what lies ahead. Billy and Libby Joye

About 95% of the time I vote for Democrats but will cross over for the perfect candidate and that candidate is Charlie Martin. We have seen him in church at the Abbey for over 30 years with his lovely wife Dot and other family members. He is the epitome of honesty and integrity that is needed so badly in political office today. He graduated from our own Belmont Abbey College and loved Belmont so much he never went back home. He married a local girl and raised five children who all went to South Point High School and turned out to be successful in their own lives. He and Dot have sixteen grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. He makes excellent decisions for Belmont and is the best mayor we’ve ever had in my opinion. His only priority other than religion and family is serving Belmont in a way that keeps our city growing responsibly to improve our quality of life for our citizens. Margaret Mayes

Charlie Martin has served Belmont as Mayor for the past eight years and has represented Belmont well with his expertise and leadership and experience. He is very familiar with all the branches of government and has worked tirelessly for the improvements, updates to infrastructure, bringing in new business for Belmont’s economy while keeping our values for Belmont. He is a strong advocate for all the youth and athletic programs and a strong supporter for the Red Raiders. His pride of Belmont is shown whenever talking to him as well as ability to listen to all people. We need continuity of leadership for Belmont to continue to move forward and Charlie Martin is the one to carry us forward.

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Sincerely, Charlie Flowers