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• Belmont • Cramerton • Lowell • McAdenville • Mount Holly • Stanley

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Belmont trolleys will blend old and new technology By Alan Hodge

The final restoration and eventual deployment of the three early 20th century trolley cars by Belmont Trolley, Inc. will be an interesting blend of vintage and up to date technology. The three cars are currently housed in the garage area at the CityWorks building in East Belmont where finishing touches such as fresh paint and mechanicals are being tended to. When completed, the cars will look

like new (or near-new) and will give future passengers a real sense of what trolley transportation was like nearly a century ago. The cars were originally propelled by electric motors energized by overhead wires. Needless to say, restringing a network of wires these days won’t be happening. So, what’s the answer? 21st century battery packs from Nissan Leaf automobiles. A group of engineering students from UNC-Charlotte has been working on creating

the new trolley propulsion system. Last week saw three students- Andy Mongelluzzo, Colin Davis, and Carson Lafferty, at CityWorks preparing the cart that will hold the batteries. “We are using our creativity on this continually expanding and changing exercise,” said Davis. What he referred to is taking a rail hand car frame that came from a museum in Savannah, Georgia, and configuring it to hold two 300-volt See TROLLEYS, Page 8

Nate Wells and Car No. 1. The hope is it will be ready for public display later this summer.

They’re bbbaaaccckkk… goats clearing kudzu in East Belmont that is By Alan Hodge

Folks driving down E. Catawba St. near Kevin Loftin Riverfront Park have been giving second looks at what’s on the roadside there- no, it’s not a squashed woodchuck- it’s a herd of goats.

The cloven-hoofed creatures are temporary City of Belmont employees. They’ve been “hired” from Neeses, S.C.-based Green Goat Land Management to chomp their way through an 18-acre patch of underbrush and kudzu. The plot is part of the proposed Abbey Creek Greenway

Belmont Planning and Zoning report details growth and development By Alan Hodge

There’s no doubt that residential and commercial development in Belmont is exploding and a statistical report recently prepared by the City of Belmont Planning and Zoning Dept. illustrates the extent of that kaboom. The report is titled “Planning and Zoning 2021 Year End Report”. The report covers a wide variety of topics ranging from property valuation to where the growth is happening geographically and what new developments are on the horizon. According to the report, Belmont issued 482 residential zoning permits

with a value of $64,332,972 in 2021. Fifty two percent of the permits were for single family homes. Active subdivisions built out 100 percent include Laurel Walk, Morgans branch, and McLean. Projects still being built include Belle Meade, South Shore Phase 1, Belmont Town Square, Amberley, Overlake Phase 1 and 2, and Reflection Pointe. Other developments currently in the works include- Dixon Village: 28 home mixed-income single family residential subdivision, Smith Farm: 76 mixed residential community consisting of both single family residential See REPORT, Page 9

City of Belmont employee Jack Wall (left) and goat owners Cassie Rice and Jacob Porter escort the critters across E. Catawba St. but as a gateway to the city needed cleaning up anyway. Cost to hire the goats is $58,000. The upside is goats cost half as much to clear an area as heavy equipment. They also eat ten percent of their body weight every day and eat twenty-two

hours a day. They are quiet and don’t bother a soul so don’t bother them. The Belmont goats are kept from wandering to the river or any of the local ale houses by an electric fence. The plan is to keep them on the job until fall. It’s pos-

sible the goats could also be used munch some weeds near the water treatment plant. The goats have been doing a great job. After just a few days they have eaten a large patch of browse. The only downside is the See GOATS, Page 9


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The Red Pony… or … The Great Rocking Horse Road Trip As scant few of you’uns know and the rest of you are about to find out..the American composer Aaron Copland penned a pretty significant piece of music back in 1948 called The Red Pony. It was for a film based on the 1933 novella of the same name by John Steinbeck. Well…I’ve never owned a red pony, but I know someone who has and that’s what this ramble is about, not a stunningly lively and beautiful piece of music, but a red pony made of wood and Masonite and suspended by springs that give it a rocking movement as beautiful and rhythmic as the Copland composition. A couple of weeks or so ago Sharon was looking at antiques online- her new pastime since a half century long career in banking is but a fading, fading, memory. Anyway, she suddenly started crying. “Why you cry?,” asked I. “It’s a Wonder Horse,” she said pointing to a red pony rocking horse on the screen. I could not help but be quizzical what there was about an old, faded, wooden, red rocking horse from the 1950s that would arouse such emotion. She proceeded to tell me about how she had once had a Wonder Horse in her childhood, and how it was her most prized possession. As she spoke I could see her on that red wooden pony from her childhood, the springs squeaking, her dark curly hair flying in the world of make believe galloping. But as fate would have it her red pony ended up in other hands and died. Wooden horses can die too you know, as do other unloved toys. The story of her red pony touched my heart. We began searching the internet for one. Well, it seems like there are lots of red Wonder Horses for sale online, the problem is the cost of shipping …around $150-$200. So, we searched some more and spotted one at a vintage shop named Maddie’s in Can-

ton, NC. That’s about 120 miles from our end of Gaston County. You can guess Alan Hodge Banner-News Editor where this is going. We arose the next Saturday morning and made a mad dash down I-40 to Canton. Once there we drove past the huge paper mill that belches clouds of something or another that has an aroma like boiled eggs, and we entered the quaint downtown area and parked and strode into Maddie’s and went up the creaking stairs to the second floor and there was the Wonder Horse all alone gazing out a window overlooking Main St. We had paid for him ahead of time, so I carefully picked him up and we made our way down the stairs and out into the sun and then put him in the bed of my pickup truck “Moby Dick”. We headed home. In the rear-view mirror, I could see the red pony bouncing happily with every bump. We took the long way home down NC 18 through the country. The lush green fields of the foothills and the two-lane pavement rose and fell beneath our wheels. The red pony from Canton seemed to gallop along as we rounded every country curve and he seemed to smile at every barn we passed until we got home. Back at the house, we took the red pony out of the truck and carried him carefully into the living room. Sharon pushed on him with her hand and smiled as he rocked back and forth. The red pony smiled back. He had found a home and I do believe he will hold a special place in our hearts forever. Is there a red pony in your life? Some toy or some such thing from your childhood that still dwells in your heart. If you can find an example of one, then hit the road to go and get it. It can be a journey into your past that can carry on into your future and is worth every mile of the way.

Take time to smell the roses By Lisa Harper We live in a fast-paced world. I’m reminded of this daily in many ways. The nonstop (always being thrown at Lisa us) news headHarper lines, weather updates, and you know the rest. I was recently driving down Highway 74 here in town, and like always, there were several speeders. I mumbled under my breath to remind these drivers the name of the road is 74, it’s not the speed limit. But, life goes on. Like me, I’m sure you’re familiar with the saying, ‘stop and smell the roses.’ It’s attributed to pro golfing legend Walter Hagen in his 1956 book, “The Walter Hagen Story.” His actual verbiage is, “You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way. Which reminds me of another old saying…The older we get; the faster time goes by. We should be aware of the importance of *making time* for ourselves to not only recharge and rejuvenate, but in also slowing down from the frantic pace of our daily life. We simply get caught up in the “doing of activities” instead of simply slowing down and staying focused on “being” in the moment. Each of us has 86,400 seconds every single day to choose how we are going

‘A Matter of Balance’ workshop returns in person The award-winning program designed to help manage falls and increase activity level returns in person. ‘A Matter of Balance’ is for anyone who is concerned about falls or has fallen in the past or has restricted their activities because of falling concerns. This is the North Carolina Cooperative Exten-

sion’s first in-person program of 2022. “We’re so excited to offer this workshop in person,” said Linda Minges, program facilitator for NC Cooperative Extension. “So many people have been able to improve their balance, flexibility, and strength by the time they finish the course.”

The program consists of eight weekly sessions, scheduled for Tuesdays, May 10 – June 28, from 2 – 4 p.m. All sessions will be held at the Lucile Tatum Center, located at 959 Osceola St., in Gastonia. There is no cost to participate, but pre-registration is required. Throughout the course,

participants will learn how to view falls as controllable, make changes to reduce the risk of fall at home, set goals for increasing activity, and exercises to increase strength and balance. To pre-register, contact Linda Minges at (704) 922-2127 or by emailing her at linda_minges@ by May 3.

The City of Belmont 2021 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report has been sent out with water bills. Copies are available in the announcement rack located on the second floor of the CityWorks building and at the City of Belmont website www.cityofbelmont. org/2021waterqualityreport. Contact Jennifer Gibson with questions at 704-8252625.

to show up. Choose to be aware that you have the power to disengage the autopilot and take control of how life unfolds. Make the choice to own your clock and calendar to schedule time daily to smell the sweet flowers that are all around us.

In the meantime, I’ll warn those speeding drivers soon enough of a *Lisa-ism* … Why are you in a hurry? Going fast and beyond the speed limit is expensive … if you get caught. “You must have more money in the bank than time itself”. Carry on- Lisa

Congratulations to Firefighter Robert Heussy who took his oath last week as a Mount Holly Firefighter. The oath was delivered to him by Mayor Bryan Hough. He was issued a badge with a number that will permanently be assigned to him. His mother was able to be there and pin him.

CORRECTION In last week’s Banner-News article about the Belmont High Class of 1961 lunch Glenda Garrett’s husband was incorrectly identified as Buddy Garrett. His name is Larry Garrett. His nickname was “Poss”. He was vice president of his Junior class and voted Best All Around.

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City Belmont Annual Water Report is out

ROAD DETOUR NOTICE - The end of Acme Road near Woodlawn Avenue is closed for reconstruction. Drivers traveling on Acme Road to Woodlawn will be detoured from Acme Road onto School Street. This detour will be in effect until the construction is complete. The estimated construction time is approximately one month, weather permitting.

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Christie German has been named the new 4-H Agent in Gaston County. German is from Catawba County and has worked in Gaston County for the past 13 years. She is the mom of twins, Meghan and Dylan, who will turn 9 in April. She enjoys hiking, horseback riding, and snowboarding.


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Olde Mecklenburg Brewery coming to Mt. Holly The City of Mount Holly and The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery have closed on the sale of property located at 725 Elm Street, the former

location of Mount Holly’s water treatment facility. Construction is set to begin this spring and is the brewery’s third announced restaurant

and biergarten location in the Charlotte Metro region. “We’re excited about the opportunity to be a part of the Mount Holly community,”


Linda Weatherford 1945-2022 Belmont - Linda Perry Weatherford, 76, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 21, 2022 at Courtland Terrace, Gastonia with her loving family by her side. Linda was born June 21, 1945 in Charlotte and is the daughter of the late Floyd Ellis Perry and Julia Henson Perry and was preceded in death by her lov-

ing husband of 46 years, H.D. “Buck” Weatherford, infant daughter, Holly Weatherford and sister Judy Lovin. Linda grew up in Belmont and was a graduate of Belmont High School Class of 1963. She was a graduate of High Point College with a Bachelors Degree in Education, where she excelled in basketball. Linda was employed by Gaston County Schools, where she taught at Belmont Middle School, where she coached Girls’ Basketball, and was Athletic Director for Belmont Middle School. Linda retired from Gaston County School in 2003. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Belmont. Linda leaves to cherish her memories, her daughter, Arin Weatherford Farmer; two sons, Cristopher Weatherford and wife Charla, Morgan Weatherford and wife Heather; six grandchildren, Aiden Farmer, Clare Weatherford, Julien Weatherford, Liam Weatherford, Gus Weatherford, Ruby Weatherford; one sister, Anna Perry

and husband Buddy. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be 3:00 p.m. Sunday, May 1, 2022 at First United Methodist Church, 807 S. Point Road, Belmont with Rev. George Ragsdale officiating. The family will receive family and friends immediately following the service in Carpenter Hall. Inurnment for Linda and “Buck” will be 1:00 p.m. Sunday at Greenwood Cemetery, Belmont with Rev. George Ragsdale officiating with The Releasing of the Doves to follow the Inurnment. In lieu of flowers, Memorials are requested to be made to “Feeding the Children”, c/o First United Methodist Church, 807 South Point Road, Belmont, N.C. 28012. Online condolences may be made at: Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 2916 Union Road, Gastonia, NC (704) 864-5144 is serving the family.

says OMB’s founder John Marrino. “It’s a great town and a beautiful location with tremendous potential for future expansion.” T h e Mount Holly location will feature a 7,000 square foot twolevel restaurant true to OMB’s cozy and relaxed feel, and an expansive

John Marrino and Mayor Bryan Hough.

Biergarten like its flagship location in Charlotte’s lower South End. Visitors will have a view overlooking the Catawba River at Dutchman’s Creek. “This announcement is exciting news for our city,” commented Mayor Bryan Hough. “This project will bring a lot of people to Mount Holly. Being out with people and enjoying one another is important to our community.” OMB is targeting a Summer 2023 opening for the new location. City Manager Miles Braswell said, “This transformative project is part of our commitment to the economic

development of Mount Holly. The arrival of OMB is an indication that we are

more and more becoming a destination for businesses, families, and visitors.”

Summer camp signup Looking for a summer camp for your kids? Come join the Entrepreneurial Mindset Summer Camp! Rowing & Robotics. This is a G.E.M. Class camp sponsored by The Community Policing Project & Techworks Gaston. This camp will prove to be exciting as it brings together Kids, Community & Police to learn Team Building with an “Entrepreneurial Mindset.” Spots are filling up fast so

don’t wait! Visit to sign-up or stop by TechWorks Gaston at 52A Ervin Street, Belmont, NC 28012. The Camp “kick off” will be Saturday, June 11, 2022 with “Movie Night” at Techworks, with the movie “A Most Beautiful Thing.” The true story of an unlikely American High School Rowing Team. 7pm to 930PM.


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Holy Angels welcomes back plant lovers and gardeners for spring sale The annual Spring Plant Sale is back in person on April 28-30, 10am-4pm at Holy Angels Greenhouse, 6600 Wilkinson Blvd., Belmont. Follow the directional signs once on campus. “We cannot wait for our community supporters to come back on campus and browse all the varietals in our greenhouse and gardens. The best way to buy plants and

flowers is to touch, smell and see the wonderful colors and varieties,” said Holy Angels President & CEO Regina Moody. Many of these plants and flowers were grown by the residents of Holy Angels as part of its Horticulture Therapy program. “Horticulture therapy is working with the plants and having a true relationship

with plants,” said Director of Horticulture Ed Brogden. “The residents get to touch the dirt, plant the seeds, water the soil and experience the plant grow and bloom. There’s a connection there. There is something magical about growing plants and Holy Angels.” This therapy program began more than a quarter century ago and has proven

to be very powerful in engaging the residents. This therapy has been proven to help physical functioning along with decreasing the levels of anxiety, depression and stress. “This program is a way for residents to experience a form of nature. It’s very sensory oriented. We grow

plants that have furry textures, or herbs with aromatic qualities. Working with plants engages multiple senses for our residents,” said Director of Creative Arts Gaye Dimmick. Due to the pandemic and the campus being closed, the plant sales for the past two years have strictly been on-

line. We welcome all garden lovers back to our campus to experience the nearly four dozen types of plants and flowers available for purchase. The sale of these plants benefits the Holy Angels Horticulture Therapy program.

Goat Island Games return to Cramerton The annual Goat Island Games are back for 2022. Come join in a full day filled with events open to the whole family on May 7 at Goat Island Park, Cramerton. All proceeds from the 5K and 5 Miler in 2022 will benefit the Tarheel Trail Blazers and their efforts to complete the Rocky Branch Park trail system. Get a peak of the amazing work already happening in RBP during the group trail bike ride or during the mountain bike downhill time trials. All proceeds from the Kayak Time Trials and hydration sales will directly benefit the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation and their efforts to protect the waterways in the Catawba Wateree River Basin. Schedule of events: • 7am-9:30am - FREE Adult and Youth Fishing tournament • 8:30am - 5K Race (registration fee required) • 8:30am - Goat Island Games 5 Mile Race (registration fee required) • 9:30am - FREE Group Trail Bike Ride Hosted by the Rocky Branch Park Committee and Tarheel Trailblazers • 9:30am - Mountain Bike Racers Group Ride to Rocky Branch Park from Goat Island

Park for practice runs and race staging • 10am FREE Riverside Yoga with @yogawith_tina • 10am rolling start - FREE Amateur Disc Golf Tournament and fee required Pro Disc Golf Tourney - Hosted by G-Town Disc Golf Club • 10:00am - Intro to Kayaking Clinic Hosted by the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation • 10:30am - Downhill Mountain Bike Time Trials (day of fee required) - Hosted be the Rocky Branch Park Committee and Tarheel Trailblazers • 11:00am - Kayak Time Trials (day of fee required) - Hosted by the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation • 11am - FREE Ping pong Tourney • 11am-1pm - Live music from Elonzo Wesley • 11am – FREE Mother’s Day Potting Party hosted by the Cramerton Community Committee • 12:00pm - FREE Cornhole Tournament

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Congratulations to these fine Belmont Police Department officers. They were recently recognized for their hard work and dedication. From left- Officer James Reagan- Commendation; Officer Sam Dunlap- Officer of the Month; Asst. Chief Corky Falls; Sgt. TJ Green- Commendation; Officer Tristan Buchanan, Officer of the Month.

Eight Belmont Police Dept. officers were given an awesome opportunity to not only represent the BPD, but also support Holy Angels Belmont. Asst. Chief Falls, Ofc. Wyatt, Detective Cape, Cpl. Fussell, Ofc. Henderson, Sgt. Green, K9 Ofc. Guffie, and Detective Harris competed in the 2022 Holy Angels Clay Shoot Tournament. This tournament serves as one of the many fundraisers that Holy Angels hosts every year. Thanks to Gastonia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram for their support which allowed the officers to participate. For more information about Holy Angels, visit

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Lindsay Palmowski - 175 McLeod Avenue

KBB names Yards of the Month Keep Belmont Beautiful is continuing its tradition of naming Yards of the Month. Here are the winners for April 2022. (Pictured at right) Bubba Jane’s Boutique 100 South Main Street

Dewey Byers - 102 Eagle Road

Scottie Tyson - 213 Ninth Street

Donna & Ray Grant - 4018 Belle Meade Circle

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Float the Fork scenes The recent “Float the Fork” event put on by Cramerton Parks and Rec. Dept. drew a nice gathering of folks who launched kayaks and canoes at Goat Island Park and paddled around the South Fork River. Spring was in the air as these scenes attest. Cramerton Parks and Rec. photos

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Banner News Fellowship & Faith

Church Directory First B F Baptist C Ch Church h h Belmont N Central Ave • Belmont, NC

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

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 New Saint Paul Holiness Church

151 8th Ave. 704-824-3889

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

Ridgeview Baptist Church

124 Georgia Belle Ave 704-965-1004

105 Pine Rd. 704-827-3856

Grace Wesleyan Church

River of Life Full Gospel Church

6014 S. New Hope Rd 704-825-7959

1120 Charlotte Ave. 704-530-5174

Henry’s Chapel Ame Zion Church

Second Baptist Church

151 Henry Chapel Rd 704-825-0711

Containers/Trailers Sales & Storage Rental

704-867-2317 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

Core Church 2316 Acme Rd. 704-822-8033

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

455 Sacco St. 704-825-6007

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 306 Pearl Beaty Dr. 704-827-6500

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

Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist 212 South Street 704-825-7269

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

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

East Belmont Church Of God

118 School Street 704-827-7071

320 E. Catawba Street 704- 825-8845

Queen Of The Apostles Catholic Church

East Belmont Free Will Baptist 909 Edgemont Ave 704-825-5346

Ebenezer United Methodist Church 120 Belmont-Mt. Holly Road 704-827-3366

Exodus Church 6325 Wilkinson Blvd. 704-755-5034

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

First United Methodist Church of Belmont 807 South Point Road 704-825-2106

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

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

Gaston Christian Church

740 Rankin Ave. 704-827-5181

Hood Memorial AME Zion Church

503 N. Main Street 704-825-9600

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 701 Secrest Ave. 704-825-8175

The Pointe 6700 Wilkinson Blvd 704-825-1709

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

Upper Room United Pentecostal

210 Park Street, Belmont NC

704-825-9861 Burge Memorial Methodist Church 312 W. Glendale Ave. 704-827-2726

Catawba Heights Church of God 122 Tomberlin Rd. 704-827-4225

CBC-Memorial Apostolic 230 W. Charlotte Ave. 704-827-0968

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

Community Christian Fellowship

Cramerton Free Will Baptist 416 Woodlawn Ave. 704-824-1745

Cramer Memorial United Methodist Church 154 N. Main St. 704-824-3831

Cramerton Temple of God Church East Wilkinson Blvd. 704-824-5319

First Baptist Church 235 8th Ave. 704-824-1991

Life Church 501 Cramer Mountain Rd. 704-824-4286

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

Shiloh AME Zion Methodist

West Cramerton United Methodist Church

1117 Old NC Hwy 27 704-827-8826

207 Lowell Ave. 704-824-4213

St. Anthony of Padua Traditional Catholic Church


108 Horseshoe Bend Beach Rd. 704-827-8676

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

Tuckaseege Baptist Church 511 Tuckaseege Rd. 704-827-4301

Way of the Cross Baptist Church 238 Lanier Ave. 704-827-8111

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

Westview Presbyterian Church

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

STANLEY Amazing Grace Baptist Church 7280 Sifford Rd. 704-827-6277

Christ’s Evangelical Lutheran 203 S. Main St. 704-263-2621

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

1020 W. Catawba Ave. 704-827-2026

First United Methodist Church

Cornerstone Family Worship


709 Rankin Ave. 704-671-8640

First Presbyterian Church

Bethlehem Church

512 Old Mount Holly Rd. 704-263-4275

2560 Stanley Lucia Rd. 704-827-5881

Covenant United Methodist

3100 Bethlehem Church St. 704-823-5050

110 Underwood Dr. 704-820-0603

Carolina Community Baptist

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

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

5481 Hickory Grove Rd. 704-263-2691

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

3010 Lowell Rd. 704-824-9389

2920 Dallas-Stanley Highway 704-263-4426

133 S. Main St. 704-827-0521

Lowell Smyre United Methodist Church

Stanley Church of God

First United Methodist Church

201 N. Main St. 704-824-8814

First Presbyterian Church

140 N. Main St. 704-827-4855

Goshen Free Will Baptist Church 1300 W. Catawba Ave. 704-827-3076

Grace Baptist Church 300 Westland Farm Rd. 704-827-8600

Hickory Grove Baptist Church 3717 Hickory Grove Rd. 704-827-3939

Kingdom Hall Jehovah’s Witnesses 1736 Kelly Rd. 704-263-0199

Lighthouse Full Gospel Church 530 N. Hawthorne St. 704-827-1442

Living Witness Ministries 541 Costner St. 704-827-0004

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

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

First Baptist Church 317 W. 1st St. 704-824-1213

New Life Church 128 Robbins St. 704-824-1356

Presbyterian Church of Lowell 207 E. 1st St. 704-824-3807

Restoration Church 1800 Spencer Mountain Rd. 704-824-5250

Woodlawn Baptist Church

1405 Armstrong Ford Rd. 704-825-0604

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd

1101 N. Main St. 704-824-4261

Will of God Church

110 S. Main St. 704-827-4751


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CRAMERTON Cramerton Independent Presbyterian Church

North Main Baptist Church

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McAdenville Baptist Church 192 Main St. 704-824-2740

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

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

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Amazon CLT2 employees were led by Bayly Reid of the Site Sustainability Team.

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Amazing work from Amazon CLT2 employees Podie Chitan, Alice Riley and Tara Bailey cleaning up along Parkdale Street.

Keep Belmont Beautiful Cleanup Day is community effort The recent Keep Belmont Beautiful Citywide Cleanup Day was a huge success. More than 60 volunteers picked up over 1,150 lbs. of trash. Amazon employees bagged an amazing amount of trash along Parkdale Street. Plus, we were inspired to see old friends and dedicated individuals but also families teaching their children important lifelong lessons in caring for the earth and giving back to their community. Let’s not forget the wonderful representation of councilmen and staff members from the City of Belmont’s various departments: police, fire, planning & zoning, and public works. Last but not least, KBB wants to recognize our local Lowe’s and Walgreen’s for donating some essential supplies for this event. (Right) City of Belmont Planning & Zoning staff members: Tiffany Faro, Melissa Lockamy and their families.

Belmont Police Department officers chipped in. Thanks for going above and beyond to make Belmont the kind of place we want to call home.

Franz, Kate and Noah Schranzhofer who recently moved to Belmont from Austria helped clean their new city.

Hadley, Madelene, Zack and Huxley Skidmore. Photos provided

The Marsfelders and friend sweeping R.L. Stowe Road.

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Nate Wells tries out the seating in Paint was being applied last week to the 1913 Brill trolley. Car No. 1. to a vintage one,” he said. The power cart will be recharged at a special station. “Eventually we would like to use a remote-control phone app to monitor the location and charge of the cart,” said Wells. “There could also be electronics in the trolleys that could communicate with the cart.” Meanwhile, paint work on the trolleys continued last week. The 1913 Brill trolley, the one that first came to Belmont six years ago, is getting its final coat of color. “PME in Gastonia is doing the painting,” said Wells. “The colors will be posh red, classic teal, and cream/white

TROLLEYS From Page 1 batteries of the type used to power Nissan Leaf cars. The batteries are about ten inches thick, three feet wide, and four feet long. They weigh 450 pounds each. The assembled battery pack cart will then be hooked up to a trolley and the electricity will “fuel” the trolley electric motors. According to Belmont Trolley official Nate Wells, the final design appearance of the power carts is still be mulled. “We will probably use a more modern look compared

like Belmont’s new city logo.” Trolleys No. 1 and No. 85 that came from Charlotte back in January, are at CityWorks as well. Their paint was already good, and they are rarin’ to go once the battery cart is done. “We hope to have No. 1 on display sometime this summer,” said Wells. The dream of a trolley barn near downtown Belmont is still very much a part of the plan. “What’s the big picture for 2022?” said Wells. “We will spend the bulk of this year trying to complete our capital campaign for the restoration of our car and to provide funding to build a car barn. Ide-

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Photos by Alan Hodge ally, we would like to begin construction on the car barn by the fall of 2022 with construction completed by the spring of 2023. It will be a fairly large capital campaign, but we believe with the arrival of the two Charlotte cars and the progress we are making on the restoration of our own car and the battery cart to supply power to each car, it’ll help energize our campaign significantly. That affectively summarizes our plans for 2022. Our vision looking out three, five, ten years, etc: We’ll start to refine that vision as the capital campaign takes off and we look towards implementation of the project sometime hopefully in the spring of 2023.”

Car No. 85 wrapped up to protect its paint.

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GOATS From Page 1 mass of drink bottles, beer cans, old tires, and other debris that was lurking beneath it. Contrary to popular legend, goats don’t eat cans. The city has a request“PLEASE do NOT stop or park on the side of E. Catawba Street to go see the goats. This can be dangerous for you and others.” The goats are also behind an electric fence, so you don’t want your encounter with them to be a shocking one. The goats are quickly becoming celebrities. If you

would like to meet and pet the goats, they will be in downtown Belmont for Garibaldi Festival Goes Green on Saturday, April 30. To learn more about the benefits and process of goatscaping, visit: This is not the first time

Please respect the goats.

that Belmont has brought goats in to clean up underbrush. Back round 2014 when Kevin Loftin Riverfront Park was in the embryonic stage, a group of goats was hired to eat “stuff” on the park side of E. Catawba, which they did with vigor. Other local towns have

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used goats for similar purposes. Mt. Holly had a herd clear out a ravine near Hwy. 273 and Hwy 27 several years ago. Cramerton also employed a gaggle of goats from Horseshoe NC-based Wells Farm in 2017 to clear out overgrowth at Central Park to great effect.

Don’t get zapped looking at the goats.

Cramerton Parks and Rec. director Eric Smallwood is seen back in 2017 with the goats that town hired to clean up weeds in Central Park.

What lies beneath the kudzu. Signs like this are popping up all over Belmont. The new Planning and Zoning 2021 Year End Report explains why.


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homes and townhomes, Prince Street Subdivision: conditional zoning conditional zoning special use permit, Amendment Of River West: conditional zoning amendment, Del Webb Community: conditional zoning, Imperial Lofts: Mixed-use development with 9 residential condominium units and 7 commercial spaces. Last year the number of non-residential permits tallied in at 85 with a value of $268,444,696. Currently there are five major projects underway in Belmont. These include

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the new Caromont Hospital, Chronicle Mill, Riverwest Business Park, The Morris, and the new City of Belmont Parks and Rec. building. The City of Belmont’s Planning Department reviews various types of plan review projects. In 2021, the department received 67 total plan review applications. Types of applications received included Plat 29, Site Plan 14, Sketch Plan 17, Special Use Permit 3, Zoning Map Amendment 4. There are plenty of new developments coming up this year as well. For 2022 these include: Lakeview Farms, Henry’s Chapel, Imperial Mills, Crescent Mixed Use, Central Park South, GC Fiber Innovation Center, Park

Street Place, Belmont Abbey Dorms, Culver’s restaurant, TKC Double Oaks, and The Oaks at Belmont. Compiling and organizing the report took a lot of work by a dedicated team of professionals in the Planning Dept. Staff includes- Shelley Dehart, Planning Director; Alex Robinson, Senior Planner; Tiffany Faro, Senior/Transportation Planner; Peyton Ratchford, Associate Planner; Melissa Lockamy, City Planner; Jaime Lisi, Planning Technician; For a more detailed look at the Planning and Zoning 2021 Year End Report go to https://storage.googleapis. com/proudcity/belmontnc/ uploads/2022/03/2021-PZYear-End-Report-7.pdf.

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East Gaston and Stuart Cramer take spring break tournaments By John Wilson

For most high schoolers spring break is usually about relaxing a bit and making some memories. This year the Stuart Cramer softball team and East Gaston baseball team made some memories they won’t soon forget as both teams walked away with spring break tournament titles. Stuart Cramer softball won last week’s Toyota of Gastonia Spring Break Softball Tournament held at South Point High School while EG baseball won the Gaston County Easter Baseball Tournament. The softball tournament got off to a rocky start early in the week when Mother Nature threw the event a curve ball and adjustments needed to be made. The games were supposed to be held on Monday and Tuesday, but heavy rain on Monday forced the schedule

to be moved back a day. South Point head coach Leah Brooks and her staff didn’t let the weather out do them. As the tournament hosts, the South Point crew did a good job dealing with the delay. “I think it would be appropriate to give credit to coach Brooks, her players and coaching staff for hosting this,” Cramer head coach James Brown said. “I know they had to move things around because it rained on Monday and I know it’s a lot of work trying to dry the infield.” While nature did its thing that never damped the mood of the event. Once the action got underway it soon became clear that Stuart Cramer was going to dominate this year. The Storm won the title by beating South Point 15-3, East Gaston 12-0 and Forestview 5-0 in the final. In the win against South The East Gaston baseball team is all smiles after winning the 2022 Gaston County Easter Baseball Tournament. This year’s Point, Hadley Womack took victory marked the sixth time EG has won the annual event held at Sims Legion Park in Gastonia.

From left to right East Gaston players Logan Agosta, Dylan Howell, Daniel McClellan, and Parker Agosta hold up their awards after being selected to the All-Tournament team. Parker Agosta was also named Tournament MVP. Photos provided

The Stuart Cramer High Lady Storm team defeated the Forestview High Lady Jaguars 5-1 in the championship game of the Toyota of Gastonia Spring Break Softball Tournament hosted last week by South Point High School. Here’s a bounty of bodacious photos from the thrilling throwdown. More scenes on page 11. Photos by Bill Bostick/Tarheel Sports Photography

the mound and pitched the entire game giving up only three hits and delivering five strikeouts. In the East Gaston and Forestview games, Emma Donaldson started and played well. Donaldson was in total control against the Lady Warriors fanning eight East Gaston batters on her way to pitching a shutout. Things got a little tougher when the Storm faced off against the Lady Jags in the final. In that one, Donaldson still came through in the clutch giving up five hits, but also striking out eight Forestview batters. In recognition of her strong performance, Emma would go on to be named the tournament’s MVP. While it’s true that Donaldson delivered a stellar performance, what really made this tournament special for Cramer was the fact that players who normally aren’t in the

spotlight stepped up big time. “We had two players, Madison Lee and Addy Marr who got their first career home runs,” Brown said. “Both of those girls also got All-Tournament selections.” A breakdown of the postgame stats show that Marr and Lee really had a good run. Marr finished the tournament with three hits and six RBIs while Lee would finish with four hits and six RBIs. In addition to Marr, Lee and Donaldson receiving accolades, Braley Hamilton was also named to the All-Tournament team as well. Hamilton wielded a heavy bat all week ending the tournament with five hits. Across the board, Coach Brown was happy with the way his team performed. “Everyone contributed both offensively and defensively,” Brown went on to say. “We had a couple of girls really step up on both sides of the ball.” On the baseball side of things, the East Gaston Warriors won their sixth Gaston County Easter Baseball Tour-

nament title. The annual classic held at Sims Legion Park has a long tradition dating back to 1987. The last time the Warriors won the county championship was in 2016. This year East Gaston got it done playing their version of small-ball. An offensive philosophy that emphasizes placing runners on base and then advancing them into scoring position. East Gaston got their first win of the tournament on Monday with a big 13-3 blowout of Bessemer City. Bryce Benson got the start and did a good job in three innings of action. The junior hurler got the win without giving up a run. While facing Benson, Yellowjacket batters only managed two hits. Benson wasn’t the only EG pitcher to take the mound. Gracen Mahadeo came in relief and did well pitching for three innings. While Bryce Benson did a good job on the mound, he did even better swinging a bat. Benson went 3-for-3 and led the team in batting. See TOURNAMENTS, Page 11

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In the second game of the tournament East Gaston held off a late rally by Forestview to walk away with an 8-4 win. One of the keys to the victory was a strong sixth inning performance where the Warriors scored four runs. Right hander Elijah Sutherland got the start and managed to hold his own. In well over five innings of play. Sutherland allowed four runs on seven hits. He also struck out four Forestview batters.

Sutherland got a little bit of help toward the end of the game when Dylan Howell came in and pitched for one and one-third innings in a relief role. In the Forestview game, EG’s top batter was Logan Agosta. Agosta finished the game with a .750 batting average by going 3-for-4. In the championship game, the Warriors took on a familiar foe when they faced off with the North Gaston Wildcats.

The last time the Warriors and Wildcats played was in March. In that one North Gaston blanked EG 5-0. In the re-match East Gaston got a bit of payback when Parker Agosta took the mound and decimated the Wildcat batting lineup. Agosta had a sensational game striking out 11 batters

while only giving up one hit and no runs in over seven innings of action. In addition to pitching well Parker joined his brother Logan Agosta, Dylan Howell, Liam Brady and Daniel McClellan in churning out multiple hits to power the East Gaston offense. In all the Warriors belted out 11

hits. Winning the county championship is a big deal. Head coach Randy Sellers and his squad did a heck of a job this year. “I’m very proud of our team’s preparation, focus and play during the tournament,” coach Sellers said. “Their effort and intensity

while pulling for their teammates was instrumental in winning the championship.” This week East Gaston and Cramer will get back to regular season action. The Warriors have games this week against R-S Central and North Gaston while Cramer plays Ashbrook and Kings Mountain.

The Stuart Cramer High Lady Storm vs Forestview High Lady Jaguars scenes. Photos by Bill Bostick/Tarheel Sports Photography

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After Easter

Connect the Dots: It’s all about Him

Many questions Dennis Siracusa (She,) “Don’t tell me you found God or something.” (He,) “It’s more like He found me!” That’s my story. Into my late 20’s, I wandered through life watching for interesting opportunities; open doors and using my soul, (mind, will, and emotions) to sort my selections. In hindsight now, after committing my life to Jesus Christ, and reading God’s Word almost daily for the last 40 years reality still seems foggy, but by rubbing some of the fog from figurative glass, I see with greater clarity. Our omnipotent, eternal God seems impossible to many but alternative humanistic philosophical constructs are so flawed they leave us floundering and hopeless. Throughout scripture God holds out hope for everything while humanism leaves us grasping at nothing. Over the last 40+ years I’ve discovered a few things about God. First, while wandering through my life into my late 20’s, God knew I’d wander and wonder and He knew I wanted to understand what I was seeing; that I was looking for Him; wanting to understand Him too. So, our infinite God used this desire and all He sovereignly knew about me to allow choices in front of me He knew I’d choose; choices that sequentially for decades finally positioned me where His truth could capture my heart. How He did that for me is undoubtedly unique but I’m pretty sure, if you look hard enough, you’ll see a similar dynamic in your life. I’ve universally discovered that making any sense of our existing world and this creation story must begin with our mature understanding of who God is and why He

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Rev. Trent Rankin wants to have relationship with us; and here we need to be careful because the answers we seek must be His answers, not our flimsy notions; I’ve made that mistake countless Dennis Siracusa times. Steven J. Lawson, a teaching fellow for Ligonier Ministries says “A true, intimate relationship with God is not based on our own ideas about what God is like. If we really want to know God, we must approach Him based on the knowledge of who He reveals Himself to be in His Word.” How do we do that? In 1979 I devoured the bible daily for 6 months. My understanding was superficial because I didn’t have “spiritual insight” to see God’s truth deeply. I appreciated the art of the bible, the history of humanity, the autobiographies and biographies and while I didn’t understand a lot some things sunk in. Heaven and Hell were real, eternity was real, God was real and God’s love had to be real; who would die like that for someone like me? The notion of God’s grace kept captivating me and seeing grace in John 3:16, 17 and Ephesians 2:8-9 reaching out to me … free, to save me became something I desperately wanted. I grabbed the Lord’s offer and was transformed. Now God’s Holy Spirit lives in me and while I still have questions, I also see a lot more clearly. “Sono imperfetto!” Always will be this side of heaven, but Jesus’ disciples get progressively better while those who aren’t can only spiral downward. Life is dynamic not static.

Salvation Church, Gastonia, NC

For Christians everywhere, Easter is the ultimate day. It is the day we celebrate the life we have because Jesus lives. Easter is a busy time. There are church egg hunts, sunrise services, and many special services and opportunities to worship Jesus together. When Easter is over, because of the busy season and schedules, it can be easy to want to rest and just get away for a while. In John 21:1-14, we find the disciples after the resurrection of Jesus. Jesus had appeared to them two times. He was no longer with them every day as He had been. One day Peter said he was going fishing, and several other of the disciples went with him. They fished all that night but caught nothing. The next morning Jesus stood on the shore, but they didn’t recognize Him. He asked if they had any fish, but they did not. Jesus told them to cast their net on the right side. As they did, they hauled in 153 fish! John recognized Jesus, and they made their way back to the shore. Jesus had a fire built, and they took the fish and had breakfast together. No one asked who Jesus was, as they all knew it was the Lord.

After that first Easter, the disciples went back to life as they knew it before they began to follow Jesus. They were fishermen, so it was natural for them to go back to fish- Rev. Trent Rankin ing. After Easter, we can sometimes return to our life of routine. During the Easter season we put much emphasis on Jesus’ sacrifice for us on the cross. We worship a lot, we talk about Jesus to people we meet, and our hearts are set on the things of God. After the season is over, it can be easy to forget all of the things we were doing for Jesus. Jesus showed up on the shoreline that day and reminded His disciples He was still there. Easter Sunday might have been over, but the work continued. Our work for Jesus continues. He is worthy of our worship all year long. People all around us need to hear His gospel message. There was much more work ahead for the disciples. They were to go out into the world and continue the ministry of Jesus. After Easter we are to do the same. As individual believers and as churches, we must continue our lives and mission for Jesus!

Thank You!

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi inducts new members The following local students recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Amanda Kelly of Belmont at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte Sarah Neil of Belmont at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte Chelse Spinner of Belmont at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte Katie Love of Bessemer City at East Carolina University Krista Dilling of Dallas at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte Jenny Carper of Gastonia at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte Kyndall Thompson of Gastonia at North Carolina A&T State University Hailey Tynes of Gastonia at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte Jonathan Williams of Gastonia at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte David Buckner of Lowell at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte Ivanna Bortolussi of Mount Holly at East Carolina University Lindsay Dow of Mount Holly at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte Lauren Dailey of Stanley at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte Camden Johnson of Stanley at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte Paige Wanless of Stanley at East Carolina University They are among approximately 25,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter.


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You are a wonder Rev. Mark Costner

me to wonder, as David did, why would God ever take notice of me? David reminds Psalm 8:3-4 When us in this psalm that I observe your heavGod’s handiwork is ens, the work of your on display everyfingers, the moon where you look. Inand the stars, which describable beauty you set in place, what Mark Costner abounds in the is a human being that world in which we live, all you remember him, a son of spoken into creation by God. man that you look after him? And yet, out of all His majesOccasionally, when I tic creation, God chose to set have some free time, I like His affection on humankind. to go on Google Earth and As David recognizes God’s explore. It’s an app that uses beauty around him, he is led satellite imagery and digital to consider the uniqueness of photographs to allow users humanity. He says that God to view locations all over the has crowned man with glory globe. Without ever leaving and honor and given him great my desk, I can explore exotic responsibility over the rest of destinations that I may never creation. We are set apart by physically get to visit. In one God not only to be caretakers click, I can peer into the rag- of this world but more imporing waters running over Ni- tantly to have a relationship agara Falls. Seconds later, with Him through Christ. By I’m flying across the snow- God’s grace, even though covered peaks of the Swiss we rebelled against Him, He Alps. Even on these virtual sent Jesus to redeem us. We journeys, I am reminded that are truly a wonder. His notice all creation shouts the glory and pursuit of us can only of God. Seeing His beauty lead us to worship and, like displayed in nature moves me creation, declare His majestic to worship. But it also causes name throughout all the earth. Centerview Baptist Church N. Belmont, NC

Check us out online @ LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF GASTON NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 31st day of March, 2022 as Executrix of the Estate of MICKIE LEE FERGUSON, 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, Christina Elizabeth McDaniel, Executrix, on or before the 20th 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 20th day of April, 2022. Christina Elizabeth McDaniel, Executrix Estate of: Mickie Lee Ferguson 307 Starview Lane Dallas, NC 28034 CE (4/20, 27, 5/04 & 11/2022)

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF GASTON IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK In the Matter of the Estate of: JUDY ANN JOYE, Deceased 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


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



MEDICARE AND YOU. Learn About Your Medicare Options... You’re Invited! to a FREE Medicare Workshop. Two Dates and Locations Tuesday, May 3rd at 11am at Golden Coral 1712 E. Dixon Blvd., Shelby and Tuesday, May 17th 9am, at Lilly Bean, 108 E. Warren, Shelby. Call to Reserve Your Seat 704-489-6970 NC Insurance Exchange, Inc. (sponsored by: NC Insurance Exchange. * Not connected with the U.S. Government of Federal Medicare program.

MOTHERS DAY AND SUMMER SALE! Get all your summer, beach and pool toys and Mother’s Day gifts at 70-95% off retail! SIDE DOOR SALE, Saturday May7th, 9am-5pm. CASH ONLY. Next to MIGHTY DOLLAR, Forest City.

NEED SOMEONE TO CUT GRASS. Also need someone to remove couch, $50. (704) 5388123

THE ONLINE MALL IS OPEN! Online Mall is Open! Come on in and look around.


EXPERIENCED BARBER POSITION. We are looking for an experienced barber to join our team at HEADQUARTERS BARBER SHOP for booth rental. If you are interested in a 4 day work week, an established and thriving clientele, and positive and fun work environment please call Steve or Keelie at (704)477-8152 or (704)4829846 for more information. You can email hqbbshopnc@gmail. com NEED A CAR DISMANTLER. Auto Parts of Shelby. Apply in person at 1021 County Home Road, Shelby, NC 28152 704487-5234 (704) 472-4666 NOW HIRING FOR TEACHERS. Bloom CDC. Ask for Tina Pettis. (704) 313-7019

NURSING HALL OF FAME Dr. Wanda Lancaster, a Shelby native, was recently inducted into the East Carolina University College of Nursing Hall of Fame. She is the daughter of Louse Lancaster & the late Melvin Lancaster of South Shelby & a graduate of Shelby High School. Dr. Lancaster is an Associate Professor & Director of the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Concentration at ECU. She is a board certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with a dedicated career in clinical practice & education. The CON Hall of Fame recognizes significant & impactful contributions to the nursing profession.

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

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 704-297-0102 or 704-297-0103

NOW HIRING FOR TEACHERS. CONNECTED KIDS CDC. Call Mandy or Erica. (704) 487-5792 NEED SOMEONE THAT CAN DO MAINTENANCE WORK. Must have clean driving record and experience with working on rental property. Apply in person at 1025 County Home Road, Shelby, NC 28152, (704) 4724666 NEED A LABORER. Apply in person at Auto Parts U Pull & Scrap Metal of Shelby, 1025 County Home Road, Shelby, NC. Must have a valid driver license. (704) 472-4666 FULL-TIME ASSOCIATE PASTOR/YOUTH POSITION. Patterson Grove Baptist Church, Kings Mountain NC is seeking a Full-time Associate Pastor/ Youth to serve as the primary support person for the Youth. Responsibilities include serving as the direct support person for the senior pastor, plan and promote Bible study and activities to prompt spiritual growth for the youth, develop programs to enlist and retain the youth, etc. If interested, please email questions or resumes by mail to Patterson Grove Baptist Church, 301 Oak Grove Road, Kings Mountain, NC 28086 or email INDUSTRIAL CONSTRUCTION WORKER NEEDED. Some experience necessary. Must have own transportation. 40 hrs. week, $17 per hour, based on experience. (704) 435-1065 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. 704-473-4299

FUEL TECH POSITION NOW AVAILABLE. Will Train. Starting Salary of $45,000 annually. Must Have Driver License, iPad Experience A Plus. Some Travel Required. (980) 900-9694 gene@ FOREST CITY SATURDAY YARD HELPER. Needed for 5 hours 9:30 to 2:30 pm pulling weeds, small projects, cleaning outdoor surfaces, mowing grass, etc. Must be able to lift/ carry 40lbs up and down hills, occasionally. (828) 467-0942 COATS PERFORMANCE YARN. 501 York Road, Kings Mountain, NC. 8 hour shifts. Apply within. For more info, email kimberly.durden@coats. com or call 980-291-5331. HELP WANTED: RIVERSIDE RIDING STABLES. Trail Guide, own transportation, dependable, prefer female. Full/ Part-time. Must have experience with horses. Serious Inquiries Only! 828-288-1302.

BUSINESS SERVICES 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 PAINTING SERVICES. Over 25 years experience, affordable prices. Professional results. References available. Free estimates. Charles, or leave message. (704) 435-8062. CONCRETE WORK: Driveways, patios, slabs, sidewalks, anything concrete. Call 864-577-5953. GRAVEL $170/ton. Miscellaneous junk removal, Trenching, Firewood, White Gravel -Call for estimate. 864-219-8495. HOPE HEATING AND COOLING. Summer Service $79.00 Service Call Diagnostic $25.00 Call for an Appointment (704) 215-1559 SHIPMAN’S MASONRY- 48 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Brick, Block & Stone, Outside Fireplaces, Foundations, Underpinnings. “Free Estimates”. 1st Quality Work! (863) 532-1587 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 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. (828) 429-7511 24 HOUR MOBILE MECHANIC. I will come to you to repair any car, lawnmower or tractor. Honest & reliable. (704) 3002332 RETIRED GENERAL CONTRACTOR AVAILABLE. “SPECIALIZING IN DECKS” Repairs and New Construction. Rutherford/Cleveland County areas. Contact Bob at (828) 476-6058

BUSINESS SERVICES MALE CNA WILL SIT WITH family member on weekends. 704-584-8543. No calls after 6 pm, please. CLEVELAND COUNTY GARAGE DOORS. Spring Tuneup 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 704-4729367. 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. 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.

Deadline: Friday at 12:00 Noon



3 CEMETERY PLOTS. in Mountain Rest Cemetery in Kings Mountain. $2,500 for all 3 or OBO. Will sell separately. 704-692-4955

JOHN DEERE RIDING MOWER L118. Runs Good and is in Good Condition! 22 H.P. , 42” Cut. Asking $895.00 Call Mobile 704-477-4360 or Home (704) 434-7210

NASCAR HERO POST CARDS. In great condition, protected in notebooks. 1980s through 2000. Various drivers. 828-429-3842.

CEMETERY LOTS FOR SALE. CLEVELAND MEM. PARK $2000.00 (828) 657-1951 SAMSUNG TV 65 in. NEW. 4K Smart TV. $450. Call 704-9629007. FIREWOOD FOR SALE. Long wheelbase load. Fully loaded. $70.00/load. Delivered. 864492-4793 or 803-627-9408. OLD GAMBLING MACHINE $150. Would make a good man cave piece. (704) 300-1818

PRIDE MOBILITY CHAIR. $795 Electric wheel chair with handy seat lift, lifts seat to 26@“. Good batteries, delivered, warranty. 225 lb weight limit. Call Scooterman John. (704) 951-4224

PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS with Scratch Pads! Press Room Printing. 704-482-2243. (704) 538-5788 BUILDINGS, GARAGES, SHOPS with Concrete Slab. “We Got’Em” and “We do them Turn Key” J. Johnson Sales INC., Forest City, NC. 828-2455895.

$40 COUPON. Great Deal! Scooterman John has $40 coupon for any used chair in April 2022. Call Scooterman John (704) 951-4224 BUSHHOG LIKE NEW. Wheel Horse Mower (nice). 54” cut Zero Kubota mower (diesel), low hours. Wall mount gas heater. Chesnee, SC. (601) 740-0837

HOME REMODELING. Interior and exterior remodeling. Tile, decks, flooring, we do it all! Call Charlie today for your free estimate! (828) 244-7087 I WILL COME TO YOU! Experienced Diesel/Auto Mechanic, Welding & Tractor Work. Honest, Reliable. If no answer, leave message (704) 300-7590

YARD SALES CLEVELAND COUNTY $2 BENEFIT PLANT SALE. All proceeds to Association for Welfare of Animals. Sat., May 7th, 8AM-12 PM. Perennials, annuals, shrubs, bedding plants, wildflowers and etc. 700 Westover Terrace, Shelby, NC 28150 YARD SALE, 3 FAMILIES. Sat., April 30th, 2022 from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Come on out to the farm and enjoy the yard sale under the trees! Three families, kids toys and clothes, decor, collectible comic books, antiques, etc. 723 Mount Sinai Church Road, Shelby, NC 28152

RUTHERFORD COUNTY ANNUAL RUMMAGE SALE FOOTHILLS PILOT CLUB of North Carolina Annual Rummage Sale. Sat., May 7th, 2022 from 07:00 AM - 12:00 PM, First Wesleyan Church, 700 South Church Street, Forest City, NC 28043. Our Projects include Adult Day Care Parties, Caregiver Recognition, Christmas Candy Canes, Church Of The exceptional, Grand Parents Day, Law Enforcement Support, Penny Davis Scholarship, Project Livesaver. NC

CAROLINA MUSCADINE PRODUCTS. The Online Mall now offers a great alternative to sugar-filled soft-drinks that add weight to your belly. Natural delicious grape juice made from muscadines right here in the Carolinas. Shop online. Email for a free link. 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

LAWN MOWER FOR SALE. Best Offer! Toro self propelled push mower. Hasn’t been used in three years. Excellent condition. (704) 524-8761 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.

LIMBER COB CORN SEEDS $8.00/lb; Martin Gourds, $1.00 and up. Bluebird Boxes. (704) 538-8893 66 NEW WESTERN NOVELS. $1 each. 60 New Large Miscellanous Books, $1.50 each.1 Cubie exerciser, $75. (704) 825-5701 FOR SALE Best Offer! Stero 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, 828-289-7083 or 828755-5306

PORTABLE ELECTRIC SCOREBOARD FOR SALE. Best Offer! Score, Timer, Buzzer. All functions work. (704) 524-8761 REFRIGERATORS, STOVES, WASHERS, DRYERS. Discount Prices. 1205 Earl Road, Shelby NC. (704) 487-4443

1997 SHELBY HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION DVS. FOR SALE. Call for info. (803) 6276067 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. 2 CEMETERY PLOTS FOR SALE. $1,000. Cleveland Memorial Park, Shelby, NC. 828657-1951.


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CLASSIFIED ADS To place your ad go to or call 704-484-1047 FOR SALE


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

4 FOOT TILLER. 3 point hitch 4 foot tiller (County Line brand) like brand new used one season. $1500.00 CALL Dean @ Carpenters Real Estate 704 813 1839 (704) 813-1839

FLAG POLES & FLAGS. 15ft., 20ft., 25ft. “All American Made!” Delivery and installation is available. J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City, NC. Call 828245-5895. 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. RENT TO OWN TRAILERS. DUMPS, GOOSENECK, ENCLOSED, EQUIPMENT, CAR HAULERS, ALL TRAILERS - RENT TO OWN 24, 36 &48 MONTHS. “NO CREDIT CHECK”. J JOHNSON SALES, FOREST CITY, NC 828-245-5895 “AVAILABLE NC, SC, TN, GA”. RENT TO OWN CARPORTS, BUILDINGS GARAGES. J. Johnson Sales Inc., Forest City, NC. Call 828-245-5895. WANT A GARAGE, BARN, WORKSHOP, STORAGE BUILDING? “WE GOT ‘EM” 20’X20’, 24X30’, 30’X60’. LARGE ON SITE DISPLAY. WE DO GRADING, GRAVEL, CONCRETE, POWER, ETC..... TURN KEY. J JOHNSON SALES, FOREST CITY, NC 828-245-5895 STORAGE BUILDINGS. “We Buy, Sell, Trade” J. Johnson Sales INC. Forest City, NC 828245-5895.

PETS & LIVESTOCK GOATS AVAILABLE. Nannys start at $250 to $300. Billys start at $150 to $200. Call or text 828-429-6319. GOLDENDOODLE PUPPIES. F1. READY NOW! Two litters of cream and parti F1 Goldendoodles. CKC. First shots. Dewormed 3 X’s. Call for more information (828) 962-2217 leslee_bekemeier@ 4YR. OLD TOY AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD. Full blooded, $150. Free to good home: Male Feist mix, female Bulldog mix. 828-287-9456. ANGUS BULLS, A.I. BRED, WEANED and all shots and dewormed. Call 704-477-9054

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

WOULD LIKE TO BUY CEMETERY PLOT. Located in Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain, NC. (864) 266-7962 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 DANNY’S AUTOWERKS. Buying used or junk cars. Competitive prices. Call Danny 828-289-3081 or Jimmy 828289-1175.

LABRADOODLE. BROWNIE LABRADOODLE, MEDIUM SIZE. Up to date on shots, wormed and looking for a good home now. Parents tested and cleared. Born 2/25/22. $1000 (252) 999-0720 mlshirley@ FREE PIGS TO GOOD HOME!!!. 3 sibling pigs; 2 females and 1 neutered male that are looking for a new home. They are 3 years old and have been very well taken care of. Family no longer able to give them the attention they deserve. They are mostly black with some white markings, weigh round 50 pounds. Rutherfordton, NC Area. If interested call Ami 828-286-0700 Or call or text Jena 828-429-7256

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


GERMAN POLICE AND LAB MIX, $300. Bird dog, $75; small Chihuahua and Feist mix, $75. All male. (704) 473-8300



CHRISTIAN SENIOR PERSON OR COUPLE. To rent furnished mobile home with washer & dryer on private lot, Stoney Point Road, Kings Mtn. 1 year lease required. $700 per month. (704) 829-0703

MOVE IN SPECIAL. 2 & 3 Bedroom, deposit required. $200 weekly rates. Includes power and water. NO PETS. (704) 473-4299

1999 HONDA GL 1500 SE Goldwing. Less than 30,000 miles. Clean bike. $8,500. 828429-7495.

ADVERTISE WITH US HERE! CARS & TRUCKS 1983 FORD CROWN VICTORIA. White, Automatic, New Tires & Battery, Excellent Condition, 93,000 miles, $4500. (704) 629-5929

REGISTERED ROTTWEILER PUPS. Tails docked and dew claws removed. Vaccinations and worming up to date. Nice big pups. $1400. (828) 4479976 2006 NISSAN FRONTIER. 130,000 miles, $7500.00, clean inside & out! Need to see & drive to appreciate! South Shelby. Serious inquiries only. (704) 482-2870

BEAUTIFUL BOSTON TERRIER PUPPIES. I have 4 male CKC Boston Terrier puppies looking for loving homes. Parents on site. Will have 1st shots and dewormed. Vet health check. Taking deposits now $1000 (704) 616-6114 DENISEBROWN344@GMAIL.COM

CAMPERS CAMPERS Don’t Wait! 2005 Eagle Camper 34ft Located at Lake James Landing, Gated Community, Lake View, Close to Dock. Call for Details 828245-1660 or 828-429-0559

VACATIONS OCEAN LAKES MYRTLE BEACH. Cottage N34. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, den, kitchen, dining, covered deck, near country store. Call Dorcas, 803-7182659.

FLEMISH GIANT RABBITS FOR SALE. Located in Kings Mountain. Call, text, email for more info. (704) 734-8392

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.

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 704487-1114. Equal Housing Opportunity. LIONS SENIOR VILLAGE has 1 bedroom HUD subsidized apartments for low income seniors. Taking applications. Age 62 or older. Equal Housing Opportunity. 211 North Morgan Street, (704) 482-7723 NICE MODULAR FOR RENT SHELBY. 3B/2B MODULAR HOME FOR RENT. $950.00 MONTHLY $950 DEPOSIT ON DATE OF LEASE SIGN. VERY CLEAN UNIT, QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD, BIG YARD, YOU MAINTAIN. REFRIG AND STOVE INCLUDED. CITY WATER AND POWER NOT INCLUDED. SMALL STORAGE BLDG ON BACK OF PROPERTY. FRONT AND BACK DECKS. BACKGROUND AND CREDIT CHECK REQUIRED. WE DO NOT ACCEPT HUD VOUCHERS. NO PETS, OR SMOKING. PREFER SINGLE RENTERS OR COUPLES WITH NO CHILDREN. LANDLORDS LIVE ON ADJACENT PROPERTY AND RESERVE RIGHT TO INSPECT MONTHLY. (704) 692-0984 MAFJAFJDW@GMAIL.COM

2&3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Nice and clean, water furnished. Oak Grove Community, Kings Mtn. Call or text, 704-739-0259.

RESIDENCES AT HUMBOLDT PARK (55+) Refreshed Units Available Now! Quiet, Comfortable, 55+ Community. Shelby’s best Senior Living! Be at Home, in a Humboldt home. Call Property Management Corp today or come by for a tour. 715 Dellinger Rd, Shelby, 704-705-4516 or 704-705-4533 (Leave a message if voicemail) (704) 705-4533 MOBILE HOMES & APARTMENTS. In Kings Mountain. Price starting at $100 per week. Call (704) 739-4417

HICKORY CREEK APARTMENTS FOR SENIORS. (62 and older), disabled (50 and older). Shelby. Now taking applications for waiting list. 418 East Warren Street, (704) 487-6354


HUGE, REFRESHED APARTMENTS! GREAT LOCATION! Love where you live! Available now! 2 bed/1bath; approx 1000 sqft. Modernized large floorpan, ample bedrooms with two closets, eat in kitchen, washer/dryer hookups. Professionally managed by Property Management Corp. Call today to schedule a tour or apply. 704-705-4516. (704) 705-4516

1BR APARTMENT, 2BR HOUSE in historic district. Walk to downtown. Quiet neighborhood. Energy efficient. Carport. Income & residences references required. Reply to 144 South Broadway Street, Forest City NC 28043. 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH, on secluded 1 acre lot. No pets. First, last, security. 55 & older. Background check. Shiloh area. 828-429-9831. 2 & 3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Small private park between Spindale and Forest City. Starting at $550 per month. 828-382-0475.


DONKEYS FOR SALE. (2) 10 month old jacks. $150 each. 704-692-8752 CKC TOY YORKIE POO PUPPIES. 2 blonde males. Vet checked, all shots UTD & wormed, comes with Puppy Chow kit. $800 ea. (828) 3910919

NEED TO PURCHASE. 3-5 acres with house in Cleveland County. (704) 472-1247

2000 BUICK LESABRE CUSTOM. 90,000 miles, ac works, $2,000. Also 2008 Camry SE, 140,000 miles, good condition, $6000. 704-718-2536

WE BUY JUNK VEHICLES WE BUY JUNK CARS, TRUCKS AND VANS, PAYING CASH!!!! (704) 487-5244 WANT TO BUY CARS, TRUCKS. Trailers, Tractors, Farm Equipment. Must have ID and proof of ownership. Callahan’s Towing. (704) 692-1006


2016 CUSTOM MOTORCYCLE. (VW Trike) New build. $18,000 obo. Contact Randy, (704) 472-7800

SPRING SPECIAL! THREE BLACK & THREE CHOCOLATE Lab puppies. AKC Registered. Parents on site. Champion Bloodline. Excellent disposition. Vet checked and ready to go! $700. (704) 914-8241 ADULT QUAIL $5 EACH. Quail Chicks $1.50 ea. Quail eggs $3 per doz. Pre order Bob Whites. Hatching Eggs. (704) 476-9943



WANT TO BUY. ATV’s, PopUp Campers and Small Travel Trailers. Call 828-429-3935. FESCUE HAY 4x5 ROUND BALES fescue hay, $35-$40. (704) 215-0214 tgcooper2001@


AKC ENGLISH COCKER SPANIEL PUPPIES. 10 weeks old. Golden. Ready to go to new home. $1600. Call or text, 704806-6422. Serious inquiries only.

GARDEN TILLING SERVICES AVAILABLE Tractor with 6’ rototiller. Within 40 miles of Shelby. No job too big or small. (704) 692-4079


WANT TO BUY. Good used tractor or old John Deere mower 140 or 314. (601) 740-0837


Deadline: Friday at 12:00 Noon

CLEVELAND COUNTY NEED TO PURCHASE. 3-5 acres with home. (704) 4721247 POODLE PUPPIES BORN MARCH 6. Tails docked, declawed, owner responsible for shots. Ready April 21. Will be 15-18lbs. $900. 828-305-2181. YORKIES AND CHORKIES AND TCUPS 8 weeks and up with deworming and updated shots (919) 229-1059

NEED TO BUY small house, fenced for horses, Sold by owner. No Realtors, please. Leave message-704-472-1247. TURN YOUR HOUSE INTO CASH? I PURCHASE UNWANTED RENTAL PROPERTY AND/OR STARTER HOMES. MUST BE PRICED TO SELL! “QUICK CLOSINGS”! Call 704-472-0006.


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Belmont Rotary President Seth Sherrin (left) with Belmont Rotarian Paige Kilburn (right) with Lori Belmont Rotary President Seth Sherrin speaking to more than 50 attending the club’s Past President Mike Giang. Giang. first Meet & Greet reception since the COVID-19 pandemic. Photos by Ted Hall

Belmont Rotary welcomes guests at first reception since COVID shutdown Emerging from two years of COVID restrictions on gatherings, Belmont Rotarians hosted more than 50 members and guests for food, drinks and conversation at the Home2 Suites by Hilton in Belmont recently. Club President Seth Sherrin spoke about the world-wide work of Rotary International and about the history of Belmont Rotary Club, which is the second oldest in Gaston County and will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2025. Founded in 1905 in Chicago, Rotary has 46,000 clubs and 1.4 million members. Rotary’s global mission includes: promoting peace, fighting disease, saving mothers and children, supporting education, growing local economies and protecting the environment. Eradication of polio worldwide has been a Rotary focus for decades, and polio exists now in only two countries. Belmont Rotary supports a wide variety of community service efforts, such as getting medicine to those in need, addressing the needs of senior citizens, working with students at the high-school and college levels and many other programs. Guests at the event were invited to attend a club meeting and program and to consider becoming a member of the Belmont club. Meetings, including lunch and presentations on timely local topics, take place each Wednesday from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m. at the Home2 Suites in Belmont.

Rotarian Ken Pahon (right) with guest Josh Peters.

The youngest Rotarian at the event was 8-month-old Maggie Hunter with her parents Rotarian Thomas Hunter and Beth Hunter.

South Point Fall-Winter Sports Scholar Athlete Teams and individual Scholar Athletes By Charlotte Sautner Eleven out of a dozen eligible fall-winter sports teams and 113 individual athletes at South Point earned scholar athlete recognition by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association for the 20212022 fall-winter sports season. The women’s golf team was ineligible because it had only two members, however their GPA was 4.0. Teams of five or more members must have a 3.1 or higher unweighted GPA to earn the award, while individuals must achieve at least a 3.5 weighted GPA during the first semester. Congratulations to these athletes for their success not only on the field of play, but also in the classroom. South Point Scholar Athlete teams and GPAs: Women’s Varsity Volleyball (3.712); Men’s Varsity Cross Country (3.844); Women’s Varsity Cross Country (3.639); Women’s Varsity Basketball (3.625); Men’s Varsity Swimming (3.541); Women’s Varsity Swimming (3.596); Men’s Varsity Soccer (3.868); Women’s Tennis (3.875); Varsity Cheerleading (3.711): Varsity Wrestling (3.151) Varsity Football (3.275). SOUTH POINT’S INDIVIDUAL SCHOLAR ATHLETES: Sullivan Absher, Davis Adcock, Nicole Allen, Amari Andrews, John Armstrong, Taegen Atkins, Christopher Bailey, Ronald Baker, Caroline Beaty, Lila Biggs, Charles Birtwistle, Lexi Birtwistle, Jackson Blee, Cooper Bostwick, Avery Boyd, Lillian Boyd, Erin Bradshaw, Mason Braswell, Macie Bridgeman, Lauren Brown, Spencer Butler, Georgia Byars, Ashton Carter, Leah Cha, Aaron Chaney, Gregory Cherry, Andrew Cheshire,

Amelia Conner, Aidan Crill, Ethan Crosby, Joshua Crowder, Wesley Culp, Zachary Cunningham, Sofia Czerwinsky, Emerson Dawe, Kyndall Decker, Payton Decker, Ethan Dellinger, Simon Dellinger, Alayna Dickson, Asher Dover, Addyson Dyer, Henry Eisenhuth, Margarete Eisenhuth, Jack Fangman, Domenic Feduniec, Jenna Feduniec, Miles Ferguson, Madeline Frank, Quinton Futrell, Lawson Georgion, Sofia Gomez-Reynoso, Sean Gore, Noah Gosnell, Amya Graham, Christian Graves, Ashton Green, Laura Gregory, Lillian Gregory, Holly Hackney, Colby Hamilton, Briana Hannon, Samuel Harris, William Harris, Matthew Hastings, Aidan Houghton, Anna Huffstickler, Sierra Hullander, Grant Hunnicutt, Claire Hux, James Johnson, Holly Kellogg, Abbygale King, Elizabeth Kitchen, Ashton Knauf, Emily Koehler, Matthew Laney, Courtney Leach, Emelia Lewandowski, Lauren Lucas, Benjamin Lunsford, Kirsten Lynch, Kirsten Marler, Wesley Matthews, Colin McAlister, Ella McCarn, Carson McClure, Ian McGinnis, Harrison McKinney, Luke McMahan, Roger Medlock, Jack Milford, Cole Miller, Jaxon Miller, Alex Millspaw, Christopher Mingo, Abigail Miss, Wyatt Moore, Elijah Murray, Samantha Narciso, Charles Natale, Thien Nguyen, Dylan Nicks, Taylor Nixon, Arden Pallozzi, Jacob Patterson, Madison Peek, Carli Phillips, Sarah Pinson, Raygan Powell, Charles Price, Connor Proud, Emily Prusia, Chole Ratliff, Justin Ray, Aidan Reid, Emily Revels, Tyson Riley, Joseph Risk, Cayden Ritchie, William Ross, Kaitlyn Rumfelt,

Emilio Saiz, Domanick Shelton, Grace Sheppard, Dawson Skipper, Anna Smith, Charlotte Smith, Neely Smith, Phoebe Smith, Henry Southard, Hudson Spargo, Dennis Tadokoro, Nile Teders, Ethan Thagard, Hannah Thagard, Jake Thovtrup, Aiden Tobin, Rachel Tolbert, Gabrielle Tracy, Michelle Tracy, Wyatt Triplett, Emilia Vargas, Jordan Villemagne, Caden Wagner, Lydia Walker, Ella Wanner, Emma White, Jacob White, Graham Williams, Eva Wilson, Shane Wilson, Caleb Wimbish, Sadie Worley, Alexis Wright, Garrett Ziemer, and Genevieve Ziemer. SOUTH POINT NCHSAA SCHOLAR ATHLETE TEAMS: Women’s Varsity Volleyball: Amari Andrews, Payton Decker, Holly Hackney, Briana Hannon, Sierra Hullander, Kylie Jackson, Emily Prusia, Chloe Ratliff, Emily Revels, Ella Wanner, and Genevieve Ziemer Women’s Varsity Tennis: Caroline Beaty, Lila Biggs, Lauren Brown, Sofia Czerwinsky, Holly Kellogg, Emily Koehler, Lauren Lucas, Abigail Miss, Carli Phillips, Grace Sheppard, and Emilia Vargas Men’s Varsity Cross Country: Davis Adcock, Christopher Bailey, Mason Braswell, Zachary Cunningham, Asher Dover, Jack Fangman, James Johnson, Wesley Matthews, Jake McMahan, Alex Millspaw, Christopher Mingo, Elijah Murray, and Justin Ray Women’s Varsity Cross Country: Nicole Allen, Margarete Eisenhuth, Jenna Feduniec, Madeline Frank, Sofia Gomez-Reynoso, Laura Gregory, Lillian Gregory, Emelia Lewandowski, Erin Mizell,

Samantha Narciso, Anna Smith, Rachel Tolbert, Gabrielle Tracy, Michelle Tracy, Jordan Villemagne, and Grace Woliver. Women’s Varsity Basketball: Lexi Birtwistle, Leah Cha, Kyndall Decker, Dajshia Foust, Madeline Frank, Amya Graham, Lillian Gregory, Claire Hux, Abbygale King, Courtney Leach, Toney Milton, Rachel Tolbert, and Emma Wanner. Men’s Varsity Swimming: Davis Adcock, Andrew Cheshire, Wesley Culp, Henry Eisenhuth, Miles Ferguson, Quinton Futrell, Grant Hunnicutt, Daniel Kitchin, Jameson Malo, Wyatt Moore, Emilio Saiz, Jake Thovtrup, Caden Wagner, and Jacob White Women’s Varsity Swimming: Avery Boyd, Georgia Byars, Alayna Dickson, Margarete Eisenhuth, Sofia Gomez-Reynoso, Anna Huffstickler, Elizabeth Kitchin, Kirsten Lynch, Arden Pallozzi, and Emma White Men’s Varsity Soccer: Ronald Baker, Charles Birtwistle, Andrew Cheshire, Aidan Crill, Ethan Crosby, Henry Eisenhuth, Domenic Feduniec, Noah Gosnell, Colin McAlister, Carson McClure, Ian McGinnis, Cole Miller, Dylan Nicks, Conner Proud, Emilio Saiz, Henry Southard, Aidan Tobin, Graham Williams, and Garrett Ziemer Varsity Cheerleading: Taegen Atkins, Lillian Boyd, Erin Bradshaw, Sariana Braggs, Macie Bridgeman, Emerson Dawe, Addyson Dyer, Addison Howe, Kirsten Marler, Ella McCarn, Taylor Nixon, Madison Peek, Sarah Pinson, Raygan Powell, Cayden Ritchie, Kaitlyn Rumfelt, Anna Smith, Phoebe Smith, Charlotte Smith, Neely

Smith, Hannah Thagard, Lydia Walker, Eva Wilson, Sadie Worley, and Alexis Wright Varsity Wrestling: Kameron Adams, Alex Beck, Ashton Carter, Gregory Cherry, Damien Couture, Ethan Dellinger, Simon Dellinger, Lawson Georgion, Ryley Goble, Aiden Houghton, Ashton Knauf, Brandon Lassiter, Zolan McCollough-Alexander, Thien Nguyen, Dylan Owenby, Jacob Patterson, Alexander Pohle, Charles Price, Tyson Riley, Domanick Shelton, Gavin Stephans, Dennis Tadokoro, Nile Teders, Ethan Thagard, Johnathan Vasquez-Cabrera, Shane Wilson, Caleb Wimbish, and Zayvien Ziglar Varsity Football: Sullivan Absher, Kameron Adams, John Armstrong, Joshua Barker, Charles Birtwistle, Jackson Blee, Cooper Bostwick, Jacob Broome, Spencer Butler, Gregory Cherry, Joshua Crowder, Xarique Culbreth, Simon Dellinger, Chanyce Ford, Gavin Gibson, Jake Gillespie, Christian Graves, Ashton Green, Colby Hamilton, Samuel Harris, William Harris, Matthew Hastings, David Howard, Hunter Jackson, William Kincaid, Matthew Laney, Benjamin Lunsford, Zolan McColloughAlexander, Harrison McKinney, Roger Medlock, Jack Milford, Jaxon Miller, Dylan Nicks, Edward O’Neill, Dylan Owenby, Jacob Patterson, Elijah Phifer, Ryan Ramirez, Aidan Reid, Tyson Riley, Joseph Risk, William Ross, Jaquis Rumph, Dalton Skipper, Hudson Spargo, Mica Stowe, Ethan Thagard, Wyatt Triplett, John Vickers, Brock Wilsey, Shane Wilson, Isaiah Zapata, and Zayvien Ziglar.