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Stanley women spearhead effort to help Ukrainian refugees By Alan Hodge

As the crow flies it’s about 5,000 miles from Stanley to the Ukraine but the concern Tracie and Joy Rankin from the former have for refugees from the war-torn latter prompted them to pitch in with their respective talents and try to help those beleaguered folks in some way. Tracie, Senior Master Sergeant 145th AW Education and Training Superintendent NC Air National Guard, picked up on the plight of some Ukrainian refugees that had

landed in Germany and used her connections and experience in getting things moved to good advantage. “It all came about when my friend Erin Wilber and her family moved to Germany,” she said. “Erin retired from the Guard and her husband Mick still serves. Mick applied for a tour in Germany for 3-4 years, and they took their two children and moved to Germany. The Wilbers and another couple from the base, Gary and Lisa Dodge (similar tour circumstances), are

also in Germany. When the war began between Russia and Ukraine both families were asked if they would be willing to have Ukrainian refugees live with them, both families said yes. The community where they live has other American military families and they have taken in about 20 total Ukrainians in their community.” The community is not far from Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany. Most Ukrainians who relocated See REFUGEES, Page 2

Public art set to pop in Mt. Holly By Alan Hodge

This summer the public arts scene in Mt. Holly is set to pop like a string of Black Cat firecrackers. The big kaboom will be the unveiling sometime in late June or early July of a fantastic outdoor sculpture in Tuckaseegee Park. The piece, named “Spirit of the River” will strongly feature Native American iconography and symbolism. A plaque near the sculpture will explain the symbols. The sculpture will be ten feet tall and eight feet wide. It will be constructed of metal with Mt. Holly-based MacFab doing the cutting and welding. Awaken Gallery owner Emily Andress got the nod from the city to design the piece which will be erected in the pollinator garden area at Tuckaseegee Park. “The colors will be based on those that attract bees,” Andress said. “That includes purples, greens, yellows, and blues.” Another feature of the piece is the fact it will have a cutout in the shape of a bee near the center that will cast a bee-shaped shadow on the

Tracie and Joy Rankin from Stanley with help from members of their church are making lapghans and sending them to Ukrainian refugees in Germany.

Awaken Gallery owner and artist Emily Andress will be creating a new piece of public art for Tuckaseegee Park. Photo by Alan Hodge pollinator garden. Arts on the Greenway will loan a space where the final assembly and painting of the sculpture will be done. Downtown Mt. Holly will also be getting two new murals this summer to join the Coca-Cola one done by Boyce McKinney a couple of years ago. Work on the murals will begin soon.

One of the murals will be painted by Australian artist Treazy Treaz. That piece will be 75-feet wide by 14-feet high and will go on the side of the Queen Bee Bakery building. The other mural will be done by Charlotte artist Sydney Duarte. It will measure 50-feet wide by 14-feet high and will be done See ART, Page 4

Mt. Holly PD deputy chief Brian Teagan and officer Seth Dunn with the Harley that will be patrolling the streets of town.

Mt. Holly PD chooses officers who will ride new Harley By Alan Hodge - Last October the Mt. Holly Police Dept. received a $35,000, fully equipped, Harley-Davidson police motorcycle from the Spokane, Washington-based Beyond the Call of Duty- End of Watch Ride to Remember group. It’s a rolling memorial to MHPD Officer Tyler Herndon who was See MHPD, Page 5 killed in the line of duty Dec. 11, 2020.


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Salvation Church members with some of the lapghans bound for Germany.

REFUGEES From Page 1 to Erin and Lisa’s community took with them what they could carry and don’t know if they will ever go back home if they have a home to return to. Tracie turned to Joy, who also happens to be her mother-in-law, and together they came up with the idea of having Joy hand knit beach towel sized blankets called lapghans for shipment to the Ramstein area Ukrainian refugees. They also got their church, Salvation Church in Gastonia, involved. Joy’s son, BannerNews columnist Trent Rankin, is pastor there. “It’s hard to sit on the sidelines and feel helpless to do anything,” Tracie said. “When I saw where two of my friends were directly involved with assisting Ukrainian families fleeing their homes, I reached out to see if our church could send something. After a few back-andforth conversations with Erin, and Joy being up for the challenge of knitting 20 blankets, we decided to press forward with the initiative, truly a team effort between Erin, Joy, and our church ladies group and the church congregation. To be able to help in anyway is what our church is all about, outreach and showing love!” Joy, whose knitting skills

are prodigious and productive, had this to say about the project. “I enjoyed making each one of these lapghans,” she said. “They (the refugees) have been through so much, I just wanted to be a part of giving them a little happiness. I hope they will enjoy them and remember that we are praying for them each time they put them on their laps.” The lapghans will soon be heading to Germany. “I’ll be sending them by post office to Erin for distribution,” Tracie said. “I am mailing the first ten blankets on Tuesday of this week. Joy is working on making the other ten and in a few weeks, they will be mailed as well. Salvation Church wanted to show the Ukrainian families love, support and hope like we receive from Jesus. Much like our church motto ‘Fed People-Feed People’ passing on the love we receive to others.” Trent Rankin expressed his support of the project and thanks for what everyone has done to make it happen and why. “We’re so blessed to be able to take part in this project, making blankets for people of the Ukraine, and to show them the love of Jesus.”


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Pictured above: Unveiling Closson, Isenhour and his wife Marlene at the unveiling. Picture above left: Isenhour and KBB founder Judy Closson try out the bench.



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Upcoming Gospel Concerts Saturday May 14th - 6 PM. Lowesville Gospel Concerts at Vineyard Church – 1062 South Hwy 16 – Stanley (Lowesville) NC will present a concert featuring The Kramers from Indianapolis IN (above) and Hazel Sain from Vale NC (left). NO ADMISSION COST, a freewill offering only to be received, so bring a friend and worship with us. Contact Carroll Cooke 704-618-9762 for more information.

A sneak look at some of the colors and design that the completed Tuckaseegee Park sculpture will feature. This is a scale model at Awaken Gallery. (The rest is still a secret until the unveiling).

From Page 1 on the side of the Arts on the Greenway building beside the Municipal Center. In addition, Gastonia artist Jan Craft has been given the go-ahead to build a creatively designed bike rack for downtown. Of course money will be

Art Day planned at Gaston Museum Join the Gaston County Museum in celebrating the arts with a free, family fun community festival: Art Day. The Gaston County Museum is hosting a family friendly festival celebrating the arts, in conjunction with the annual Gaston County School Art Show. Art Day will be held at the Gaston County Museum May 14th, 2022 10AM-3PM Children of all ages and their families can participate in fun hands-on activities and crafts, music, and performances by Opera Carolina and the Little Theatre. Dress up, play games, and experience the magic of Soap Bubble Circus. Art Day will be held at the Gaston County Museum from 10AM- 3PM.

because the paint on it now is flaking off. Andress expressed her deep appreciation for all that the city has done and continues to do to support the Mt. Holly arts scene. “Mt. Holly has been at the forefront of artistic innovation and support,” she said. “I am so excited at the new works that will be created here. They will be beautiful.”

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involved in these projects. At its April 5th meeting the Mt. Holly city council approved $62,700 for the work. Of that sum, Andress will get $16,300 for design, fabrication, and installation, Treaz will get $23,000 including lift rental, and Duarte will get $17,400 including lift rental. Craft will receive $5,000. Oh, Ashley Jenkins Painting will get $1,000 to prep the Arts on the Greenway building

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Views of the brand-new golf cart that MHPD will be using for patrol and event duty.

MHPD From Page 1 The organization 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. Afterwards, the group, led by Jagrut Shah, accepted letters from the police departments that had lost officers. The letters were applications for the bike. Nationwide, over 70 departments responded. MHPD deputy chief Brian Reagan and Sgt. Terry penned the Mt. 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 were honored to have been chosen,” Reagan said. “It was a blessing to have something else to carry on Tyler’s memory.” Since it was given to MHPD the bike has been put on display at a couple of functions, but the day when it will finally be put to use is on the horizon. With that goal in mind, two officers- Seth Dunn and

Travis McManus- have been chosen for training in the art of being a motorcycle policeman. “They will be attending the intense, week-long, course that the NC Highway Patrol conducts,” Reagan says. “The training is rigorous. They won’t just be riding around.” The next course will be held in August or September. After completion, the officers will be ready to take the Harley on the road. Dunn, currently a traffic patrol officer, is excited about taking the course and learning a new skill. “I’ve ridden dirt bikes before, but not a street bike,” he said. “I am a quick learner. The bike will be a great asset.” According to Reagan, the bike will be used for a variety of jobs. “It will be equipped with handheld radar,” he said. “It will also be useful in congested traffic areas since it can maneuver better than a patrol car.” But wait. There’s the possibility that another bike could be coming to MHPD. “Jagrut Shah has asked if we would be interested in receiving another one,” said Reagan. “He is in the final stages of getting us a nice, used bike. It will be similar

to the one we have now.” Reagan praised the Call of Duty group. “They have been so good to us,” he said. “They stay in touch to see how we are doing.” But wait again. The MHPD has just received a new $20k golfcart. The money for it was donated by Freightliner. The cart is fully equipped with blue lights and a siren. It is electric powered and quiet as a mouse in operation. It can carry up to six folks. “It will be great for downtown events,” Reagan said. “It will also be used on the greenways.” The golf cart got a workout last Tuesday when it shuttled dignitaries to and from the groundbreaking for new wastewater pump station near Tuck Park. Getting back to the subject of two wheels, and the fact that folks are getting their own motorcycles out now that warm weather has arrived, Reagan offered these words of advice for drivers of other vehicles. “People need to be aware of motorcycles on the road and avoid distracted driving,” he said. “Look twice, save a life.”

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The cart was put to use last week at the groundbreaking for the Stowe Regional Water Resource Recovery Facility. It needed a bath afterwards.

Reagan and Jagrut Shah when the bike was delivered last October.

CRAMERTON NEWS BRIEFS Cramerton plans Movies in the Park Movie in Centennial Park Friday, May 27th Starts at dusk (approximately 8:30 p.m.) Join in under the stars in charming Centennial Center for an outdoor movie to welcome summer. Grab a bite to eat at one of our Riverfront Downtown restaurants and relax on a blanket while watching The Mitchells vs. The Machines. Watch the world’s weirdest family save the human race. Cramerton Community Day “CRAMERTON COMMUNITY DAY” Sunday May 22nd at 4:15 p.m. Ticket price: $10 Spring 2022 youth sports participants in the Cramerton Parks and Recreation Leagues receive a free ticket! Kids under 3 - free admission. For tickets, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 704-824-4231. Upcoming major investment project in Downtown Cramerton Cramerton is excited to announce a major project that will improve parking infrastructure in the Downtown. The project will include 12 additional spaces (34 total, includes 2 handicap) along

with a new pervious brick paver surface with increased longevity and eco-friendly to the South Fork River using 21st Century stormwater technology. Please note that this project will require the temporary closing of this parking area starting the week of May 9th. The parking portion of the project is expected to go through August, 2022. Please note that dates are subject to change based on weather conditions this summer. After the parking section is completed, the second phase of the project will feature a new promenade area with shade sails. This part of project is expected to be completed in late September/ early October. Please check Cramerton’s website in the coming weeks for more specific Save the date for the Centennial project information. Fire Dept. Open House The Cramerton Fire Dept. will host its 10th Anniversary Open House. The event will take place Saturday, May 21st from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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Pam Beck

MASTER GARDENER program planned The MASTER GARDENER Group of Gaston County invites the public to the CRC in Dallas for a program on “The Four-Season Garden” presented by Pam Beck. Pam Beck is a well-known North Carolina garden writer, lecturer, and photographer. She regularly published articles in Carolina Gardener Magazine, wrote “Perennially Yours,” a monthly gardening column for the Raleigh News & Observer and has served on the Board of J C Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh. We always look forward to hearing

Pam’s presentations. Please join us to listen and to learn from this dynamic and engaging speaker! The general public is invited to this presentation at no charge. When: Thursday, May 19, 2022, 10:00 – 11:00 am Where: Citizens Resource Center, 1303 Dallas Cherryville Highway, Dallas, NC 28034 There is no admission charge and reservations are not required. If you have any questions, please contact Barbara Linster at balinser@ or 704-674-0860.

Lowell Music in the Park event Join in on Saturday, June 4 for live music by Pistol Hill, food & drink by Bolton’s Curbside Cookery and Primal Brewery, and craft vendors. Craft vendors and food/ drink opens at 6pm. Music starts at 7pm. Pistol Hill, born and raised in Shelby, NC and was the winner of the 2013 Don Gibson singer songwriter award. He’s been traveling the country since 2018, annually covering 30 states. From visiting honky tonks on his Hillbillies and Guitars Songwriters tour,

to sharing the stage on tour with Chris Knight at sold out theatres across the south, he is paying his dues and learning the ropes from some of the country’s finest. Pistol has accrued over 100,000 streams on Spotify and Apple Music and has a new EP coming out this summer produced by his good friend, and Grammy Award winning Producer Billy Hume. CaroMont Health is a proud sponsor of Music in the Park.

Lowell public workshop planned The City of Lowell will be hosting a public workshop for the new riverfront park amenities on Tuesday, May 24 from 5-7pm at City Hall. This will be a drop-in event, please stop by and tell what amenities are important to you and your family. This is feedback will help finalize the master

plan and prioritize phasing of the park. Design firm, Creech & Associates PLLC, and engineering firm, Stewart Inc., will be also at this workshop to help answer questions you may have about the project. About the Project: https://

Volunteers Morris Teeter, BSA Troop 5171 from Mooresville NC, Crowders Mountain State Park Superintendent Glen George, and Carol Teeter learn about trip hazard removal and water diversion improvement goals from Certified Trailmaster Leonard Smith. Two litter pick up volunteers were already out on the trails. The Friends of Crowders Mountain thank you for joining in the fun of helping your park. Folks are invited to our next trail workday on Saturday, May 14, 8:30 a.m., at Sparrow Springs Visitor Center.

Chronicle Mill project nearing completion, developer tells Belmont Rotarians Eleven years after purchasing an abandoned textile mill on Catawba Street in Belmont, John and Jennifer Church are close to realizing their dream of seeing the Chronicle Mill reborn. John Church’s enthusiasm was evident as he spoke to members of the Belmont Rotary Club recently at the Home2 Suites by Hilton. He said the project is close to 85 percent complete. Pre-leasing of commercial and residential units is expected to begin this summer with some residents moving in this fall. The Churches, who own Centra Properties, have invested blood, sweat, tears and lots of money to save a large portion of Belmont’s first mill, which operated for more than a century. Originally, they envisioned converting the mill to office and event space. When that proved unfeasible, they switched to a residential plan and found a development partner in Armada Hoffler of Virginia Beach. A large portion of the historic mill remains, and a new structure is being built alongside. Together they will provide 240 apartments and 20,000 square feet of commercial and retail space. Studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments will range from $1,000 to $1,800 per month. Some live-work units also will be available. John Church also founded

Chronicle Millworks where much of the wood that could not be preserved in the former mill building is being turned into furniture, doors and other products. Belmont Rotary Club meets each Wednesday, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., at the Home2 Suites in Belmont for lunch John Church (left) with Belmont Rotary Club President Seth and a program on timely local Sherrin in front of a photo showing how the completed Chronicle Mill building will look from Catawba Street. topics.

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The golden rules of Life

A Summer of Love

By Lisa Harper

From Wikipedia definition Summer of Love- “In 1967, Hippies, sometimes called flower children, were an eclectic group. Many were suspicious of the government, rejected consumerist values, and generally opposed war. A few were interested in politics; others were concerned more with art (music, painting, poetry in particular) or spiritual and meditative practices.” Gentle readers. This week, instead of my usual spew, I invite you to enjoy this snippet from a Summer of Love 1967 event. I was 15 years old at the time and just three years later would attend a life-changing Alan Hodge (for me at least) event of similar style called the Love Valley Rock Fes- Banner-News Editor tival- North Carolina’s version of Woodstock. (Which I will get around to describing in a few weeks). As you view the first part of the video reflect on the fact that everyone filmed is now around 70-80-years-old. Times flies. So, boys and girls, IMHO we desperately need a Summer of Love in 2022. The words to the song are by Bob Dylan and apply now just as strongly as they did 55 years ago, maybe more so. Enjoy, reflect, and pray for peace. Google video The Byrds- Chimes of Freedom- Monterey 1967 (live)

Life is a journey in which we pass through different stages. We can beThroughout our time here on earth, come stuck..either in our mind or heart. we see signs in various forms. They Thus, the importance of remembering direct us to where we need to go, other some of life’s rules that will help us times… we simply navigate our way navigate on a happier route. as best we can…hoping to abide by Be grateful…you are blessed. the rules (signs) that quite often share Stay fit…your body is your temple. the road with us. Choose positivity…observe only Lisa This past week the hubby, myself, good. Harper and our sweet dog Dixie were on vaBe yourself…don’t run after percation at the beach in Garden City. fection. Throughout our time there, I couldn’t help but Don’t waste time regretting. notice the signs everywhere. They welcomed Be bold and fearless…never give up. us here as we arrived at our vacation destinaSmile and laugh…every day. tion. Other signs (rules) were displayed quite So, whenever you feel like the road of life literally on every other corner. Directing one to a county ordinance, and quite literally, is running out from under you, simply slow spelling out the fines that would be imposed down and remember some of these golden rules. I promise it will make your day a bit should one of these rules (laws) be broken. But on another note, it got me to thinking brighter. Especially when you know the road of the simplicity of life. Things that are im- ahead of you is leading you to one of your portant to everyone. I call them the *golden favorite places on earth. The beach welcomed me. It bid me farerules of life*. Let me share some of them with you. well too. But I’ll be back. - Lisa

Thank You!

Chimes of Freedom Far between sundown’s finish An’ midnights broken toll We ducked inside the doorway, thunder crashing As majestic bells of bolts Struck shadows in the sound Seeming to be the chimes of freedom flashing Flashing for the warriors whose strength is not to fight Flashing for the refugees on the unarmed road of flight An’ for each an’ every underdog soldier in the night An’ we gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashing Even though a cloud’s white curtain In a far-off corner flashed An’ the hypnotic splattered mist Was slowly lifting Electric light still struck like arrows, fired but for the ones Condemned to drift or else be kept from drifting Tolling for the searching ones, on their speechless, seeking trail For the lonesome-hearted lovers with too personal a tale An’ for each unharmful, gentle soul misplaced inside a jail An’ we gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashing Starry-eyed an’ laughing as I recall when we were caught Trapped by no track of hours for they hanged suspended As we listened one last time an’ we watched with one last look Spellbound an’ swallowed ‘til the tolling ended Tolling for the aching ones whose wounds cannot be nursed For the countless confused, accused, misused, strung-out ones an’ worse An’ for every hung-up person in the whole wide universe An’ we gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashing.

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spend the most time with”. And I think he’s right. After all, the proverb pretty much says the same thing. The company we keep matters a lot. We Proverbs 13:20 The one who are heavily influenced by those with walks with the wise will become whom we spend time. The influence wise, but a companion of fools will of peer pressure, even as adults, can suffer harm. lead us toward making some very This verse from Proverbs might bad decisions. Just as the constant Mark Costner be one of the more self-evident ones, intake of ungodly media, be it trashy yet it is also the one of the more freTV or mindless social media, will adversely quently ignored. As kids our parents didn’t affect our thinking. So negative relationships want us to be around bad influences. They can do us great harm. Don’t let people turn knew how running with the wrong crowd could get us into trouble. I remember this old you into the person they want, be the person saying “Be careful when choosing friends, God wants you to be. It helps us tremendously when we’re spending most of our time walkwhen you lay with dogs, you’ll get fleas”. I heard a wise preacher say, “that we are ing with wise, encouraging friends who help the average of the five people with whom we us grow closer to Christ. Centerville Baptist Church North Belmont

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Church Directory Firstt B Fi Baptist ptii t Ch Church h of Cramerton 8th Ave. • Cramerton, 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

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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


513 Woodlawn Ave. 704-827-5185

CRAMERTON Cramerton Independent Presbyterian Church

North Main Baptist Church

Employees of

300 E. Wesleyan Dr. 704-824-1073

1104 Old NC 27 Hwy. 704-827-0822 1529 Old Hwy. 27 Rd. 704-827-5851

Grace Korean Ch Assembly-God

McAdenville Wesleyan Church

Macedonia Baptist Church

5339 S. New Hope Rd 704-825-8252


1951 Stanley Lucia Rd. 704-827-9224

Goshen Presbyterian Church

Bethel Baptist Church

Morningside Missionary Church

Roper Street 704-601-5146

NC Highway 273 704-827-9846

711 Morningside Dr. 704-822-9142

Lakeview Baptist Church 143 Church St. 704-824-5380

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

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

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Robin and Jim Greelish with their Rolls Royce and Austin Galen Cassada with his Triumph TR6 with V-8 Chevy engine. Healy 3000. Photos by Alan Hodge

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The Gastonia Honey Hunters baseball team mascot showed up.

Car show and City of Mt. Holly Springfest scenes

Bill Vickers and his 57 Chevy.

Cute cartful- Rear- Robbin Tate and Danielle Penninger. In cart- Willow and Walker Penninger.

Chad Vore with his 65 Chevy C-10 and an unusual exhaust sys- Gene Marshall and his 64 GTO and Kip Roseman with his 71 tem. Chevelle. The guys are part of the Brightstar Cruisers who meet Friday nights at Brightstar restaurant.

Rose and Lily Afrasiabi getting set for Springfest fun.

Miss Gastonia’s Teen Lovelei Elberson and Miss Mt. Holly Out- Rosie Hudome, Ashlyn Price, and Evie Hudome striking a great pose. standing Teen Zoe Gambino.

Just a fraction of the cool cars that showed up.

The Shriners car show and City of Mt. Holly Springfest brought a large swell of folks to the downtown area last Saturday. Here are some photos from the day.

Miss Mt. Holly Andersen Raines.

The Civil Air Patrol booth staffed by Spencer Maier, David Smith, and Brianna Smith.

A smidgen of the Springfest crowd.

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Gaston County Schools honors 16 teachers for achieving national certification Gaston County Schools honored 16 teachers during a reception and ceremony on April 28 at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden to celebrate their achievement of National Board Certification. The certification is considered to be the highest credential in the teaching profession. Truliant Federal Credit Union sponsored the National Board Certified Teachers Reception. Toya Bailey, community engagement coordinator, greeted the honorees and shared remarks on behalf of Truliant Federal Credit Union. Other speakers included Dot Cherry, vice chairman of the Gaston County Board of Education, and Superintendent of Schools W. Jeffrey Booker. Todd Hagans, chief communications officer, emceed the ceremony. National Board Certification is made possible through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, which is an independent organization that establishes high expectations for what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do. To rank among the best in the nation, teachers earning National Board Certification must demonstrate their knowledge and skills through an extensive series of performance-based assessments. The teachers spend time examining and reflecting on all aspects of their teaching methods and classroom management. Going through the National Board Certification process is one of the most difficult things a teacher can do. Typically, the National Board Certified Teachers Reception is held every two years, but because of the pandemic, it was not held in 2021. Therefore, the program recognized the Gaston County Schools teachers achieving the national certification during the past three school years. Below is a list of the teachers recognized for achieving national certification in 2019-2020, 20202021, or 2021-2022: (Teachers in BannerNews area are pictured) Savanna Abernathy teaches second grade at Bessemer City Primary School. She has been a teacher for seven years. Abernathy obtained a bachelor’s degree from UNC-Greensboro, and her National Board Certification is for Literacy: ReadingLanguage Arts/Early and Middle Childhood. “Earning my National Board Certification means that I have a renewed dedication to my profession and the ability to give the highest level of instruction that I can for my students,” said Abernathy. Brittany Beam teaches third grade at Bessemer City Central Elementary School. She has been a teacher for eight years. Beam has a

bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in elementary education, both from Western Carolina University. She is currently pursuing an administration degree at Appalachian State University. Her National Board Certification is for Literacy: Reading-Language Arts/Early and Middle Childhood. “To be a National Board Certified Teacher is something I always aspired to be. It was a humbling experience that pushed me to truly reflect on my teaching practice and allowed me to find the best instructional practices I could for my students,” said Beam. Jennifer Gerow teaches English at Forestview High School. She has been a teacher for 17 years. Gerow has a bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University. Her National Board Certification is for EnglishLanguage Arts/Adolescence and Young Adulthood. “I am proud to be a part of a national organization dedicated to teaching excellence. The process made me a better teacher,” said Gerow. Erica Hawes is a school counselor at Bessemer City High School. She has been a counselor for six years. Hawes has a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from Appalachian State University. Her National Board Certification is for School Counseling/Early Childhood through Young Adulthood. “Being a National Board certified school counselor instills in me the drive and focus to continue providing a comprehensive school counseling program. It is a major accomplishment to achieve, and I believe it validates the hard work and effort I put into my position every day as I work with students,” said Hawes. Kody Kubbs teaches history at South Point High School. He has been a teacher for 15 years. Kubbs attended Ohio Northern University and James Cook University in Queensland, Australia. His National Board Certification is for Social Studies-History/Adolescence and Young Adulthood. “Earning my certification was very stressful and time-consuming. It was a lot of additional work on top of teaching and coaching cross country and basketball, but the feeling of achieving it was amazing. I am so thankful for the entire process,” said Kubbs. Kerri Luksa teaches English at Cramerton Middle School. She has been a teacher for nine years. Luksa graduated from UNC-Charlotte. Her National Board Certification is for EnglishLanguage Arts/Early Adolescence. “Being National Board certified gives me great satisfaction, knowing that my achievement has a direct impact on my students. I’m

proud to say that the hard work I put forth during this process changed the way I reach and reflect on my practice, which in turn helps my students become more successful,” said Luksa. Natalie Mackey teaches second grade at McAdenville Elementary School. She has been a teacher for 20 years. Mackey received a bachelor’s degree from UNC-Charlotte and attended Belmont Abbey College for her certification in education. Her National Board Certification is for Literacy: Reading-Language Arts/Early and Middle Childhood. “Becoming a National Board Certified Teacher has made me a more reflective teacher, which has allowed me to adjust my instructional practices to better meet the needs of students. I feel more accomplished and better able to analyze student data and provide meaningful instruction to benefit and grow students,” said Mackey. Amanda Matz teaches second grade at North Belmont Elementary School. She has been a teacher for five years. Matz received a bachelor’s degree in business from UNC-Charlotte and attended Belmont Abbey College for a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. Her National Board Certification is for Literacy: Reading-Language Arts/Early and Middle Childhood. “Obtaining National Board Certification was a way for me to recommit myself to the teaching profession by becoming a more reflective practitioner. It was a personal goal that I set to demonstrate my commitment to not only my students, but also to myself,” said Matz. Angie Molla is a content teacher at Catawba Heights Elementary School. She has been a teacher for 14 years. Molla received her bachelor’s degree from East Tennessee State University and her master’s degree from Appalachian State University. She is currently enrolled in the Superintendent’s Leadership Academy to receive her master’s degree in executive leadership from GardnerWebb University. Her National Board Certification is for Literacy: Reading-Language Arts/Early and Middle Childhood. “To me, being a National Board Certified Teacher is a highlight in my career as an educator. The process to become certified is rigorous and holds teachers to high standards, leading to better learning for students, which is what we all want,” said Molla. Karen Palomino teaches English as a Second Language at Sadler Elementary School. She has been a teacher in Gaston County for 10 years. Palomino attended Wayland Baptist University in Texas and also attended Texas Tech University. Her National Board Certifica-

Amanda Matz

Angie Molla

Kelly Royston

Kerri Luksa

Kody Kubbs

Matthew Renegar

Natalie Mackey

Tyler White

tion is for English as a New Language/Early and Middle Childhood. “The process of becoming board certified is a learning process in itself. They have very high standards, and it was a privilege to prove to them, and myself, that I could do it. I appreciate the emphasis that our state and county puts on attaining this great achievement,” said Palomino. Matthew Renegar teaches math at Highland School of Technology. He has been a teacher for seven years. Renegar attended Lenoir-Rhyne University. His National Board Certification is for Mathematics/Adolescence and Young Adulthood. “Getting my National Board Certification gave me the opportunity to learn and implement various strategies in my classroom that allow students to achieve their full potential. Through analyzing my own teaching practices, the National Board process allowed me to grow into a better teacher,” said Renegar. Kelly Royston teaches math at Stuart W. Cramer High School. She has been a teacher for 20 years. Royston received her bachelor’s degree from UNC-Greensboro and her master’s degree from UNC-Charlotte. Her National Board Certification is for Mathematics/Early Adolescence. “Achieving National Board Certification demonstrates my commitment to an ever-evolving education system. It helps to reflect on my teaching methods, the way students learn best, and adjust my teaching style, as needed. It is ensuring that students receive the best possible teaching in my classroom,” said Royston. Victoria Sain teaches math at Gaston Early College High School. She has been a teacher for 10 years. Sain received her bachelor’s degree from Western Carolina University and her master’s degree from Clemson University. Her National Board

Certification is for Mathematics/Adolescence and Young Adulthood. “Being a National Board Certified Teacher means to be able to reach and grow my students more through my practice. I am able to effectively teach and reflect on my experiences to help my students as much as possible,” said Sain. Kathryn Watts is a school counselor at Southwest Middle School. She has been a counselor for 14 years with previous experience in school social work. Watts has a bachelor’s degree from Appalachian State University and a master’s degree from Gardner-Webb University. Her National Board Certification is for School Counseling/Early Childhood through Young Adulthood. “National Board Certification has given me a new awareness of how to engage with my students through the use of assessments, differentiation, and evaluation. I am more observant of where students are in the learning process and more intentional in my practice to ensure growth in their learning,” said Watts. Sara White teaches Career and Technical Education business courses at Southwest Middle School. She has been a teacher for 12 years. White received her bachelor’s degree from Franklin University and her master’s degree from the University of Phoenix. Her National Board Certification is for Career and Technical Education/ Early Adolescence Through Young Adulthood. “Becoming a National Board Certified Teacher has helped me to grow and become a better teacher. The process didn’t stop when I received my certification; it changed my thought process and how I teach. Being in the classroom is an important part of who I am and knowing I give 100 percent to my students makes the process worth it,” said White. Tyler White teaches third grade at Catawba Heights

Elementary School. She has been a teacher for 14 years. White received her bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University and her master’s degree from Western Governors University. Her National Board Certification is for Generalist/Middle Childhood. “To become a National Board Certified Teacher is validation of the years I’ve spent learning and growing as an educator. I have learned how to better serve each student who comes into my classroom and this is a recognition of that hard work. It reinforces that I have chosen the right profession and that, even when I make mistakes or feel like I have failed, I have the ability to reflect, adjust, and become an even better educator,” said White. In addition to having 16 teachers earn the national certification during the past three years, 53 teachers renewed their certification. To maintain the National Board Certification, teachers must renew every 10 years. Across the United States, more than 130,000 educators have achieved National Board Certification, and North Carolina continues to lead the country in the number of National Board Certified Teachers. In Gaston County, almost 400 teachers have achieved National Board Certification since the program started in 1996. The National Board Certified Teachers Reception was recorded for broadcast on Spectrum Channel 21, which is the Education Station for Gaston County Schools. It will premiere on TV the week of May 9-15 and air at other times this summer. The video will be available on the Gaston County Schools website and YouTube channel.

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South Point Ladies Track team wins the County Championship By Charlotte Sautner The Gaston County Track Meet was held on April 12, 2022, at Stuart Cramer High School. At the meet the South Point Ladies Track team finished first and the men’s team finished second. Women’s Scores Men’s Scores South Point 142 Cherryville 145.5 Stuart Cramer 130 South Point 124 Highland Tech 91.5 Stuart Cramer 114 Forestview 76 Ashbrook 78 Cherryville 74 Forestview 60 Ashbrook 65 Highland Tech 46 Hunter Huss 35 East Gaston 35.5 Bessemer City 16.5 Bessemer City 29 East Gaston 7 Hunter Huss 25 South Point finishes in the top 6 were: Ladies 4 x 800m Relay - 1st – 11:41.24 - Nicole Allen, Samantha Narcisso, Riley Bernard, Maddie Frank Men’s 4 x 800m Relay – 3rd – 9:22.84 – Henry Southard, Ruffin Johnson, Mason Braswell, Mason Hembree Ladies 100m Hurdles – 5th – 18.96 – Hannah Thagard Ladies 4 x 200m Relay – 5th – 2:01.74 – Kayla Counts, Serena Hannon, Annie Denmark, Emma Skarpalezos Men’s 4 x 200m Relay – 6th – 2:06.13 – Josh Howard, Dawson Tobin, Ian Wilson, Ian McGinnis Men’s 100m – 2nd – 11.33 - Bryson Lomick Ladies 1600m – 1st – 6:19.59 – Maddie Frank; 2nd – 6:30.43 – Riley Bernard Men’s 1600M – 5th – 5:27.66 – James Johnson Ladies 4 x 100m Relay – 5th – 57.13 - Kayla Counts, Serena Hannon, Annie Denmark, Deja Reid Ladies 400m – 2nd – 1:00.84 - Rachel Tolbert; 5th – 1:07.28 – Emma Skarpalezoz Men’s 400m – 4th – 54.26 – Simon Dellinger Ladies 300m Hurdles – 4th – 55.87 – Hannah Thagard

Men’s 300m Hurdles – 3rd – 47.55 – Ethan Thagard Ladies 800m – 2nd – 2:36.94 – Rachel Tolbert; 4th – 2:53.87 – Nicole Allen Men’s 800m – 4th – 2:16.87 – Simon Dellinger; 5th – 2:17.68 – Mason Braswell Ladies 200m – 3rd – 26.64 – Rachel Tolbert Men’s 200m – 2nd – 23.36 – Bryson Lomick Ladies 3200m – 1st – 14:52.70 – Maddie Frank Men’s 3200m – 5th – 12:06.12 – James Johnson Ladies 4 x 400m Relay – 1st – 4:34.98 – Rachel Tolbert, Emma Skarpalezos, Riley Bernard, Nicole Allen Men’s 4 x 400m Relay – 6th – 4:01.53 – Simon Dellinger, Jacob Echevarria, Mason Hembree, Ian McGinnis Ladies High Jump – 1st – 5’ 0” – Hannah Thagard Men’s High Jump – 4th – 5’ 6” – Ethan Thagard Ladies Pole Vault – 1st – 9” 2” – Hannah Thagard Men’s Pole Vault – 1st – 10’ 9” – Simon Dellinger Ladies Long Jump – 4th – 14’ 1.5” – Deja Reid; 6th – 13’ 6” – Jillian Chitwood Men’s Long Jump – 4th – 19’ 3” – John Vickers Ladies Triple Jump – 5th – 27’ 6” – Jillian Chitwood Men’s Triple Jump – 1st – 40’ 3” – John Vickers; 2nd – 39’ 9.5” – Ethan Thagard Men’s Shot Put – 1st - 40’ 4” – Jackson Blee; 6th – 36’ 9” – Jack Milford Ladies Discus – 1st – 80’ 0” – Samantha Pressley Men’s Discus – 2nd – 126’ 1” – Jackson Blee

East Gaston South Point and Cramer look to make playoffs By John Wilson

The North Carolina high school baseball and softball playoff brackets were announced earlier in the week. Due to a press deadline first round game matchups were not available. However, based on the rankings listed by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) website it can be determined with a high degree of certainly who made the cut and who didn’t. How teams are ranked is based on a Rating Percentage Index or RPI. A team’s RPI is determined using a formula that takes into account a team’s winning percentage, the winning percentage of a team’s opponents, and the winning percentage of a team’s opponents’ opponents. Based on the current NCHSAA RPI rankings Cramer baseball and South Point softball are out. Meanwhile it looks like Cramer softball, South Point baseball and both East Gaston baseball and softball are in. Here’s a pre-playoff overview of each team. East Gaston Baseball So far, the Warriors have had a fantastic 2022. In late April East Gaston showed they were the real deal when they took the annual Gaston County Easter Baseball Tournament. The Warriors finished the regular season 19-6 overall and 10-2 in conference action. EG ended the season in second place in the Southern Piedmont 1A/2A.

East Gaston finished the season winning seven of their last eight games. The Warriors know how to get things done. They have good pitching, they can get runners on base, advance them and generate runs. Warrior baseball isn’t flashy, but it is effective. Currently EG has seven batters hitting above .300. Right now, Logan Agosta is batting at .435, Liam Brady is at .370, Aiden Cloninger is at .347, Daniel McClellan is batting .333, and Dylan Howell is sitting at .326 while Jaxon Cogdill and Ben Summey round out the list with .313 batting averages. The Warriors also have a deep bullpen that they can count on to pull their weight. Parker Agosta, Bryce Benson, Liam Brady, Riley Hawkins, Dylan Howell, Gracen Mahadeo and Elijah Sutherland have all spend time on the mound and delivered for EG. Heading into the playoffs head coach Randy Sellers has a good idea what his team can do. “Our team strengths heading into the playoffs are pitchers who will compete and throw strikes, team situational hitting, pre-game preparation and focus.” Sellers said. As of press time the Warriors were the 12th ranked team in the 2A West. Chances are good they will get a first-round home game. East Gaston Softball The Lady Warriors finished the season 12-12 overall and 9-3 in league play. EG finished the year third in the Southern Piedmont 1A/2A. Right now, the NCHSAA

has the Lady Warriors ranked 26th in the 2A West. East Gaston finished the regular season strong and went as far as the conference championship game before losing to Burns. The Lady Warriors have been successful this year by playing solid team ball. Head coach Haley Stewart stresses the need for her players to understand their roles and deliver within their abilities. That format seems to have worked and it looks like EG is ready to take the next step. “We lost to Burns in the conference championship game but we’re playing really good ball both offensively and defensively,” coach Stewart said. “Things are really beginning to click.” One of the things that has helped East Gaston down the stretch is getting strong leadership on the field. “Senior Maddison York has really stepped up the last couple of weeks.” coach Stewart added. Based on East Gaston’s RPI it looks like the Lady Warriors are going to snag a bracket spot. However, it also looks like EG will be on the road for the playoffs. South Point Baseball Red Raiders baseball has been solid for years. This year is no different. This season South Point had a few rough spots in early April, but they recovered and ended the season on a high note finishing up on a five-game win streak. The Red Raiders ended the regular season 14-7 overall and they 10-4 and Big South 3A play. Currently South Point is ranked as the 16th team in a

3A West. Cramer Softball This season the Storm have been on fire. Cramer finished the season 19-3 overall and 12-2 in the highly competitive Big South 3A. In late April the Storm dominated the Toyota of Gastonia Spring Break Softball Tournament and walked away with the tournament title. Over the last few years things haven’t always been

easy for Cramer. Tough breaks and COVID made things rough. But it looks this year’s strong showing has more than made up for it. This season the Storm are guaranteed a playoff spot, and they are ready to roll. “This is definitely the best record in team history,” head coach James Brown said. “The previous best was 17-8 and that included a playoff loss. The last two years we didn’t make it to the playoffs.

Then COVID shut things down. Now the players are hungry and very excited.” Currently Cramer is ranked 7th in the 3A West. Such a high ranking will play to the Storm’s favor when the brackets are announced. “Based on the RPI it looks like we will host a playoff game,” Coach Brown explained. “That will be the first time in team history.”

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Abbey Athletics holds awards ceremony The Belmont Abbey Athletics Department celebrated its 2021-22 success on May 2 honoring over 100 student-athletes at its annual Athletics Awards Ceremony at Alumni Field. Individual awards were given out by each team, including the Impact Player, Crusader and Spirit of the Abbey. Academic all-conference recipients were honored as were several league award winners. In addition, Athletic Department Awards were presented. Kyle Ferguson (men’s volleyball) won the Comeback Athlete of the Year, while Connor Tucker (baseball) and Abby Craver (softball) won Michael Nalls

Awards as the top freshmen. The Larry Reidy Service Award was given to Rashad Hart for his work within the Athletic Department in game operations, while Elijah Berhkle (men’s tennis) and Ryan Grice (developmental men’s basketball) shared the Father Raphael Bridge Award winner for highest overall GPA. The Marty Thomas Awards went to Mitch Dean (wrestling) and Desi Yordanova (acrobatics and tumbling) as the top seniors, while Emanuel Hernandez (men’s basketball) and Molly Hanley (acrobatics and tumbling) won the Father Martin “Pop” Hayes Awards for embodying the Belmont Abbey College spirit.

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Stanley Middle School tops Mt. Holly The Stanley Middle School Wildcats baseball team traveled to Mt. Holly last week where they met the Mt. Holly Middle School Hawks in an exciting game. When the final inning was over, Stanley had come out on top 10-0. Here are some great photos from the thrilling contest. Photos by Jennifer Hall

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In the Matter of the Estate of: SARAH ANN DUFF HINTON, Deceased

Having qualified on 4th of April, 2022 as Executrix of the Estate of DAVID LAMAR MORTON, deceased, of Gaston County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned Peggy S. Morton, Executrix, on or before the 27th day of July, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

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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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ATTENTION, “I THE INDIVIDUALS SONG”. Now available on our favorite music streaming site. A Work of Liberty. MOBILE HOBBIES RC HOBBY SHOP. We are a local hobby shop In Shelby NC specializing In surface high end radio controlled vehicles including parts, batteries, chargers, tires etc.. We also have 2 race tracks that hold race events every Saturday weather permitting. Come see us or call us today! (980) 220-1038 mobilehobbiesrc@ THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2022-2023 for the Town of Mooresboro will be available for inspection for 30 days by contacting Mayor John Eargle at 803-372-2875. There will be a time for discussion of this budget at the regular Town Council Meeting on June 13, 2022 at 7:30pm.

EMPLOYMENT ELECTRICIANS & ELECTRICIAN HELPERS. Willing to train. Pay based in experience. (704) 913-4398 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. FULL TIME GROUNDS KEEPER NEEDED. Maintain landscaping for rental property. Must have valid NC Drivers license. Pay depends on experience. 704-473-4299 LOOKING FOR PART-TIME DRIVERS. In Cleveland County Area. Must be 21 years or older and have good driving record and be able to pass drug test and background check. Great opportunity for retirees. 704466-5189 NEED SALES GIRL. To sell Michael Kors, Gucci, Louis Vuitton wallets, purses, bracelets. (704) 962-9007 FULL-TIME PARTS PULLER/ STRIPPER POSITION needed at local Salvage Yard. Please call 704-482-9789 to set up an interview.

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YARD SALES CLEVELAND COUNTY YARD SALE/HOT DOG SALE. SATURDAY MAY 14, 2022 FROM 7 AM TIL 2 PM at NEW CAMP CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH. TOO MANY ITEMS TO LIST. HOT DOGS $6.00 PER PLATE INCLUDES CHIPS, DRINK, 2 HOT DOGS. Located at 863 NEW CAMP CREEK CHURCH ROAD KINGS MOUNTAIN KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC 28086 3 FAMILY YARD SALE. Sat, May 14th, 8 am-Until. Men’s, Women’s and Kid’s Clothes, women’s shoes, toys, household items, kid’s bikes, books, DVDs and a little bit of everything. 1417 Bethlehem Rd, Kings Mountain, NC 28086. Rain - No Sale.


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

DO YOU LIKE YOUR FREE TIME? Come join the IEDS National Hosting team in Shelby, NC. You will work a 4 on 4 off schedule, be home everyday, work half the year AND receive a $1000 signing bonus. Benefits: Employer sponsored medical, dental, and vision insurance for associate and dependents. Life Insurance, Vacation and Holidays, 401K retirement plans with match. Minimum Qualifications: 21 years of age, 2 years driving experience - CDL-A. Job type: Full Time. Schedule: 12 hour night shift 6pm - 6am. Contact info: Call 980-552-5136 or 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

RETIRED GENERAL CONTRACTOR AVAILABLE. “SPECIALIZING IN DECKS” Repairs and New Construction. Rutherford/Cleveland County areas. Contact Bob at (828) 476-6058 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. 704477-9119 or 704-472-9367. 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 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

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CONCRETE WORK: Driveways, patios, slabs, sidewalks, anything concrete. Call 864577-5953 or 828-755-7649.

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.

HOPE HEATING AND COOLING. Summer Service $79.00 Service Call Diagnostic $25.00 Call for an Appointment (704) 215-1559

REUNIONS FAMILY GATHERING. Relatives of Dock Williams. May 14th, 12-6pm. First Wesleyan Church. 1542 Kings Road, Shelby, NC

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

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.




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

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

KOBOTA TRACTOR. L26 HP, scoop in haul, boom pole, 5 Ft. bush hog and disc harrow, $10,000. 704-418-2178. leave message.

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BIG YARD SALE SATURDAY, May 14th. 8:00-12:00. Lots furniture, crafts and household items. 879 Mary’s Grove Road, Cherryville, NC 28021

ANTIQUES UNIQUE ANTIQUE STATION. Farm House Decor, Antiques, Collectibles, Vintage Toys, Hot Wheels, Jewelry, MORE. Tuesday-Saturday 11am-4pm. 985 US 74 Business Hwy., Ellenboro. Find us on FB. 828-3820075.

FOR SALE LARGE DARK WOOD 2 PIECE lighted china cabinet. $150. 704-473-6587 or 704-473-8311 5 PIECE LIVING ROOM SUITE. Excellent condition. $300. 704-473-6587 or 704473-8311 MARBLE TOP ENTRY WAY TABLE. $75. 704-473-6587 or 704-473-8311

CROSSBOW; BARNETT RAPTOR COMPLETE Setup. Excellent condition w/brand new carry-in pop-up camo blind. $450. 828-245-7866. Leave message if no answer. FLAG POLES & FLAGS. 15ft., 20ft., 25ft. “All American Made!” Delivery and installation is available. J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City, NC. Call 828245-5895. 1500 KAWASAKI MOTORCYCLE $2000. Chair & foot massager $250. Quart canning jars, $4.50 per dozen. (704) 7504133 ASHLEY 2.1 QUEEN POWER BASE. with remote control. Paid-$1,000. Sell for $250. Call: 704-477-1551. 2 TONS OF GRAVEL FOR SALE. Call for info and misc junk removal. (864) 490-9803 LIKE NEW Men’s Huffy Bicycle. Great Condition Must See! $50.00 Great Trail Rider call 828-782-7221

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. 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 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. FOR SALE. Plastic Barrels • Feed Barrels • Water Totes #1 & 2 • 15 Gallon Fuel Jugs • Burning Barrels • ‘89 Ford T-Bird “Fixer Upper” $750 • Huskey Mower 42” Cut $700. Call Jeff at 828-327-4782 (Hickory)

HONEY BEES FOR SALE. Some of the best bees available. This years swarms, new frames, new wax. $100-$150. Call/text Jackson Corbin, 828980-1823. MORGAN’S FIREWOOD SERVICE. Going out of business sale. $65 pick up load of hardwood. 828-395-0758.

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

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

RENT TO OWN CARPORTS, BUILDINGS GARAGES. J. Johnson Sales Inc., Forest City, NC. Call 828-245-5895.

EXCELLENT CONDITION!. 8 Piece full size bedroom suite, $250. 704-473-6587 or 704473-8311

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

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

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.

ESTATE/YARD SALE Sat May 14th, 2022 from 8:00 AM - until. Furniture, antiques, collectables, kitchen items, vintage games and toys, tools, art work, mirrors, dishes, vintage electronics. 306 East Marion Street, Shelby, NC 28150 LIONS SENIOR VILLAGE COMMUNITY YARDSALE. SAT., MAY 14TH, 2022 FROM 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM. LIONS SENIOR VILLAGE IS HOSTING A COMMUNITY WIDE YARD SALE. BE SURE TO STOP BY TO CHECK OUT ALL WE HAVE TO OFFER. 211 NORTH MORGAN STREET, SHELBY, NC 28150

Deadline: Friday at 12:00 Noon

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AKC REG. GOLDEN RETREIVER PUPPIES. 9 wks old, shots UTD, $950. Male Pomchi puppy-$500. (704) 473-4559

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


PLANTS FOR SALE. Hosta, Yellow Bells, Iris, Daylily, early blooming trees. 828-245-0245. OLD GAMBLING MACHINE $150 Would make a good man cave piece. (704) 300-1818


GOATS AVAILABLE. Nannys start at $250 to $300. Billys start at $150 to $200. Call or text 828-429-6319.

FOR SALE. Best Offer! Stereo With Big Speakers $25.00, 2 Drawer Dresser $20.00, Big Storage Bin $10.00, 2 Bar Stools $15.00, Foot Massager $5.00, Hats $2.00 Each, Motion Light $10.00 Super Man Watch $5.00, 828-447-9920. 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! Stereo With Big Speakers $25.00, 2 Drawer Dresser $20.00, Big Storage Bin $10.00, 2 Bar Stools $15.00, Foot Massager $5.00, Hats $2.00 Each, Motion Light $10.00 Super Man Watch $5.00, 828-289-1637. 3 CEMETERY PLOTS. in Mountain Rest Cemetery in Kings Mountain. $2,500 for all 3 or OBO. Will sell separately. 704-692-4955

SET OF 7 FOOT HARROWS. In good shape. $1,000. Call 828-829-3468. 2019 LS 122 SCUT TRACTOR. 22 HP, Low Hours, still under warranty with bush hog and box scraper. $12,500. 704-6926787 2019 LS 122 SCUT TRACTOR. 22 HP, Low Hours, still under warranty with bush hog and box scraper. $12,500. 704-6926787 ROOSTERS AND COCKERELS AVAILABLE! Many different Breeds such as BCMaran, Swedish Flower, Jungle Fowl, Cochin Bantam ETC. TEXT NO CALLS Rutherfordton NC (808) 278-8887

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PRIDE MOBILITY CHAIR. $795 Electric wheel chair with handy seat lift, lifts to 26 “. Good batteries, delivered, warranty. 225 lb weight limit. Call Scooterman John. (704) 951-4224 mobilityservices07@

LAB MIX PUPPIES. Lab mix puppies, up to date on shots & wormed. Very well socialized. Raised in our house. 10 weeks old (828) 289-8579

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ANGUS BULLS, A.I. BRED, WEANED and all shots and dewormed. Call 704-477-9054 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@ DONKEYS FOR SALE. (2) 10 month old jacks. $150 each. 704-692-8752 YORKIES AND CHORKIES AND TCUPS 8 weeks and up with deworming and updated shots (919) 229-1059 dreameycowgirl97@gmail. com

CARS & TRUCKS 2010 TOYOTA 4RUNNER (Limited). 4WD, Grey, 90,576 mi, great condition. Serious inquiries only. $24,500. 704-4770399

BEACH HOUSE AT OCEAN LAKES. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, sleeps 6. Golf cart included. Weeks and long weekends available. 704-473-1494. BOOK NOW, 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH BEACH HOUSE. In the heart of Myrtle Beach. Fully furnished. $650 week. No pets. No text. 704-418-3790.

FOR RENT CLEVELAND COUNTY HOUSE FOR RENT. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, attached garage. Ceiling fans throughout, drapes & curtains included. Hardwood floors, 3 bedrooms carpeted, dishwasher, washer/dryer, AC. Excellent neighborhood. Pets ok with deposit. $40 background check. $1550 month, $1550 deposit. (704) 418-6116 MOBILE HOMES & APARTMENTS. In Kings Mountain. Price starting at $100 per week. Call (704) 739-4417

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 TWO DIFFERENT VEHICLES. 1) 2011 Jeep Patriot 4x4. 2) 1999 Ford F-150. Buy either one $7900 firm. 828-863-0596 between 10am-10pm. 1983 FORD CROWN VICTORIA. White, Automatic, New Tires & Battery, Excellent Condition, 93,000 miles, $4500. (704) 629-5929


BATTLE FOREST APARTMENTS. IN KINGS MOUNTAIN, 704-739-8302 (TTY#711) is accepting applications for 2 BR units. 1BR for the waiting list. Accessible units designed for persons with disabilities subject to availability. Rental Assistance subject to availability; Rent based on income; Section 8 vouchers accepted. $25 appl. fee, credit/ criminal ck reqd. Visit us at 210 Cleveland Avenue. Equal Housing Opportunity. This institution is professionally managed by Partnership Property Management, an equal opportunity provider and employer. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY “Equal Housing Opportunity” “This institution is professionally managed by Partnership Property Management, an equal opportunity provider and employer” Also, “Accessible units designed for person with disabilities subject to availability”. 512 BOOKER STREET, SHELBY, NC. 2 BR, 1 BA, screened in front porch, Gas heat, No pets, criminal background check required. Proof of income required. Non-smoker. $600 mo./$350 deposit. Contact Tommy Wilson w/Clay & Associates. 704-418-1251

1998 CHEVROLET CORVETTE 130,000 miles, White, Black Interior. Automatic, Hard and glass top, CD Disc Changer. $8,000. 704-974-5765 Leave Message.

REAR TINE TILLER. Huskvarna, CRT 83, 8 hp Briggs &Stratton engine, new oil, plug, air filter, runs good $475, Mike (704) 530-9727 rosstown@ 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

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

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

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 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 2&3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Nice and clean, water furnished. Oak Grove Community, Kings Mtn. Call or text, 704-739-0259. 2&3 BEDROOM TOWN HOMES. Townhomes located in Shelby, NC. We are currently accepting applications for our waiting list. Rent is based on income (and some expenses are deducted). Please visit us today at Laurel Hill Apartments 1526 Eaves Rd., Shelby NC or call for more information 704-487-1114. Equal Housing Opportunity.

MARY LEIGHS COTTAGE. (704)734-0055 (TTY#711) for more information. Immediate openings for 1BR units designed for the elderly (62 or older) or persons with disabilites regardless of age. This unique living space offers a share living experience (kitchen, living & laundry space) with the privacy of individual bedrooms/bathroom spaces. Visit us at 204 N Goforth St in Kings Mountain. Office hours Wed 1-4 and Thur 1-3. Rental Assistance available. $25 application fee, creditlcriminal check required. Accessible units designed for persons with disabilites. Equal Housing Opportunity. This institution is professionally managed by Partnership Property Management, an equal opportunity provider and employer. Also, “Accessible units designed for person with disabilities subject to availability”.

RUTHERFORD COUNTY 2 & 3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Small private park between Spindale and Forest City. Starting at $550 per month. 828-382-0475.

WE BUY JUNK VEHICLES WE BUY JUNK CARS, TRUCKS AND VANS, PAYING CASH!!!! (704) 487-5244 LOOKING TO PURCHASE VINTAGE FIREARMS. For restoring or parts. Grips, boxes, any gun related items. Rifles, pistols. Preferred 22’s. (704) 600-8560 WANT TO BUY CARS, TRUCKS. Trailers, Tractors, Farm Equipment. Must have ID and proof of ownership. Callahan’s Towing. (704) 692-1006

BEAUTIFUL BOSTON TERRIER PUPPIES. CKC Boston Terrier puppies looking for loving homes. Parents on site. Have had 1st shots and dewormed. Vet health check. $1000 (704) 616-6114 DENISEBROWN344@GMAIL.COM

2001 HONDA 1000. Low miles, lots of extra, excellent condition. Sell or trade. $2700 OBO. 828-429-8833. AKC REGISTERED BOXER PUPPIES. Tails docked; dew claws removed; 1st shot; 3 rounds deworm; 7wks as of 4/26. $1000 & up. 5 males, 1 female. (704) 853-9300



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Mountain Island Charter School Senior Day Mt. Island Charter School held a special Seniors Day last week. The soon-to-graduate seniors were cheered on and greeted by the undergrad students. It was a festive day and a good buildup to the upcoming graduation ceremonies. Photos by Michael Strauss