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Carson Hawkins is the Home Run King of Stanley By Alan Hodge

When Carson Hawkins, 12, takes to the baseball diamond at Harper Park in Stanley he smiles, his Crawdad teammates smile, his coach smiles, his parents smile, heck, everybody there smiles. The reason for all the good will is the fact that even though Carson has physical challenges in the form of

quadriplegic cerebral palsy, his passionate love of baseball and the desire to be the best he can be at it is an inspiration to all. Carson is known far and wide for his home run hitting. According to Stanley Parks and Rec. director Tug Deason, Carson has about 40 homers to his credit. Carson grins broadly when his homer skills are mentioned. “I want to keep playing

ball as long as I can so I can keep hitting them,” he said. Carson is a seasoned player. He started with Dallas Parks and Rec. then came to Stanley last season. He is a left fielder for the Dixie Youth Crawdads. Carson’s coach, David Stone had this to say. “He is a blessing to all of us,” Stone said. “His smile lights up the whole place. He See CARSON, Page 3 Stanley Crawdads slugger Carson Hawkins gets ready to hit with a bit of coaching from big brother Riley Hawkins who plays baseball for East Gaston High. Photo by Alan Hodge

Stanley to hold Memorial Day event Aimee Tolleson, Steven Loudon, Kristin Kiser and Angela Calamia.

Gaston County Schools honors outstanding educators Gaston Schools story/photos Four employees captured the most prestigious awards presented by Gaston County Schools during the 2022 Evening of Excellence ceremony. The program sponsored by Truist was held Thursday, May 5 at the Gaston Country Club. Steven Loudon of W.C. Friday Middle School was

named the Gaston County Teacher of the Year, and Kristin Kiser of Lowell Elementary School earned the Gaston County Principal of the Year recognition. They will represent Gaston County Schools in the regional competitions for 2022-2023. Additionally, Aimee Tolleson of South Point High School received the Assistant

Principal of the Year distinction, and Angela Calamia, director of school nutrition, was named the Central Office Administrator of the Year. As sponsor of the recognition ceremony, Truist presented to the Teacher of the Year and Principal of the Year a handcrafted Truist Educator Apple and $1,250 See EDUCATORS, Page 2

The second annual Stanley Cemetery Ancestry Fund Memorial Day Celebration will take place in Stanley on May 30th, 2022. It will be held in the parking lot in the middle of the cemetery, 203 S. Main Street, Stanley. The ceremony begins at 11:30 a.m. No reservations are needed but come early to enjoy the patriotic music and find a good seating location. This location was selected because it is the resting place of 141 veterans. These veterans are representatives of every war our country has been engaged in. The audience will be entertained by a host of great speakers providing important information, patriotic music, and inspiring keynote speaker U.S. Marines Lt. Col.

U.S. Marines Lt. Col. Jeffrey “Stimdaddy” Stimpson Jeffrey “Stimdaddy” Stimpson whose current billet is 2D MAW Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff G-2. His current unit is 2D Marine Aircraft Wing, Cherry Point,

NC, Stimpson also served as the 2D MAW (Forward) G-2 through March 16, 2012. The Gaston County Color Guard will be present to help See MEMORIAL, Page 4


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BANNER-NEWS OBITUARIES Connect the Dots: It’s all about Him Intentionality

Anne Johnson Lineberger Beloved wife, sister, mother, grandmother, friend and consummate shell seeker, Anne Johnson Lineberger, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her friends and family on Friday, May 13, 2022. Anne was born December 4, 1945 to James Allison Johnson, Jr. and Julia Norton Johnson of Avon Park, Florida. She and her older sister, Leila Johnson Adams, spent 76 special years together, enjoying sister trips, sharing as many holidays as they could, speaking every day by telephone and making lifelong memories. She graduated from Avon Park High School and with the encouragement of her mother, left Florida to attend Queens College in Charlotte, NC. Anne made the most of her time at Queens enjoying her sisters in the Chi Omega sorority and having fun at Carolina summer school. From her dorm room window at Queens, she spotted a red-headed man walking across the campus. She turned to her good friend Lanie declaring she was going to marry that man. In June of 1967, right after graduation, she did just that marrying the love of her life, Arch. In 1970 they moved to Belmont, NC settling into the “Happy Box,” Arch’s family home. They lived there together for 52 years raising their three children, Abel, Maury, and Sara and spent many summers at one of her favorite places, Gause Landing. The memories she made with her family and friends will be cherished forever. She touched the lives of most everyone she met. Whether you shared just a moment, a casual interaction, or were blessed to be her friend for much longer, Anne left a lasting impression. She gathered each new experience and person to her heart and felt grateful for the gift. Anne was blessed with fun, mischievous, and supportive friends; the best of which spanned many decades. She loved learning with friends in her Antique Study Group, exploring the history of beloved pieces and sharing her love of finding treasures. Anne loved working in her yard and spending time with her Garden Club. Her yard at the Happy Box has always been beautiful and admired by those who pass through the gate or walk by. Anne had so many gifts. She was an accomplished watercolorist, prolific knitter, avid collector, and wonderful cook. She shared her talents with her chil-

dren and beloved grandchildren — always encouraging crafts and creative pursuits. She was affectionately known as Bear by her grandchildren, shortened from Pooh Bear, a nickname she loved and received in college. She had the gift of excellent navigation often giving directions by where to stop for a quick bite or to find a fun treasure. She preferred back roads to highways and given the option always took a more interesting route. Anne believed that the journey was always more interesting than the destination. Perhaps, Anne’s greatest gift was her ability to find joy in the simplest things. Anne’s varied interests led to some creative occupations. First, was Perennials to Parsley, her flower and catering business with her dear friend of 50 years, Kathy DuBose. Next, came Sea Dreams, her jewelry business. She loved making pieces for friends and family and selling at craft shows in the area. In 1995, Anne started working with Creative Memories, a home scrapbooking business that ultimately shaped the next 25 years of her life. Always an early adapter, she switched to digital scrapbooking in 2006. In 2010, she and twelve friends formed pixels2Pages to teach thousands of women worldwide to preserve their family photos, stories, recipes, letters and precious memories. Through her kind and personal attention, many learned to love Pixie Anne dearly. Anne will be missed by those she leaves behind. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Archibald Caleb Lineberger, III of Belmont, NC; son, Abel Caleb Lineberger, II of Asheville, NC; daughter, Maury Lineberger Finger and son-in-law, Wade Joyner Finger,III with their children Dagny Elizabeth, Anne Carter, and Wade William Finger of Charlotte, NC; daughter, Sara Lineberger Weiers and sonin-law, Ryan William Weiers with their children Asher Caleb and Julia Maren of Charlotte, NC; two nieces, Julie Adams Rand and Ruthie Adams Pickett of Daytona Beach, FL; and three great-nieces, Caroline Rand Dalton (Teddy) of Roanoke, VA, Leila Pickett Combs (Wally) of Ormond Beach, FL and Carly Crafts Pickett of Ormond Beach, FL. Anne also cherished her role as godmother to Dana Hampton DuBose and Clayton Sayre Lineberger, Jr. The memorial service will be held on Friday, May 20, 2022 at 11:00 AM at the Lutheran Church of the Holy Comforter, 216 N. Main Street, Belmont, NC. With Pastors Micah Kearney and John Probst officiating. A private burial will follow. Donations in Anne’s memory can be made to the Gary Sinise Foundation at honoring her uncle, Harry Norton, who died bravely in service to our country in WWII. Funeral arrangements entrusted to McLean Funeral Directors at www.

By Dennis Siracusa We make many decisions intentionally. A walk through a grocery store sorts through mental images of our pantry, refrigerator, or a list in our hand and we make lots of selections; some quick; some more thoughtful. This happens often each day from determining when we’ll drag ourselves out of bed to what we’ll wear, eat, or….well you get it. But there is a higher level of intentionality that should concern all of us because it is running amuck. Let’s look at the word intentional as it is used in our dictionary and then the bible in both Greek and Hebrew. Our Webster’s dictionary defines intentional as “deliberate.” Our Greek and Hebrew lexicons define it as “the act of thinking, consideration and meditation for good or evil.” Both are similar but the lexicons take us deeper.

Accident or purpose; evolution or infinite God Creation Design; which is it? A philosophical war is raging all around us; vying for our attention and support on topics we never imagined possible but it boils down to a very simple point; did God design all we see and set it in motion, as He instructs from scripture, or not? Throughout scripture God reveals some very startling facts. “I am the Lord, and there is no other; apart from me there is no God.” Isa. 45:5 NIV “I form the light and create the darkness, I bring prosperity and create disaster; I, the Lord do all these things.” Isa.45:7 “Yes I am from ancient of days I am He. No one can deliver from my hand. When I act, who can reverse it.” Isa.43:13. So do we embrace God or discard Him because our answer makes all the difference. God established authority

to ensure things are whatever we want. done smoothly and And where does in order. 1 CorinGod show us an area thians 14:40. NIV. of preeminent imProper authority portance for authoralso has boundaries ity; THE HOME! to adhere to. Police Fathers and mothfor law enforceers are the authority ment, fire for fire in the lives of their and rescue, hospi- Dennis Siracusa children and chiltals for health and dren learn early that welfare and pastors for the submission to that authority spiritual care of the souls God leads to order and blessings. has placed under them. So A well-ordered home is also back to our question; are we a training ground for how we here by accident or purpose? learn to respect all authority. If we believe by God’s design If authority in the home is aband purpose and are account- dicated to the government or able to Him, then “order and school system or stolen from boundaries become opera- the home, then unimaginable tional and important and our gross intentional distortions intentional acts are for good are set in motion. and to honor God. If, howFather, I pray that our ever, our intention is to DIS- generation and especially CARD GOD then authority our families will have an falls apart and our world abundant opportunity to becomes discordant. If we “live peaceful and quiet lives don’t like what we see we link marked by godliness and digwith loud voices and redefine nity.” 1Timothy 2:1-3 NIV.

employee recognition prog r a m . Truist is a significant community partner for Gaston County Schools, and we sincerely appreciate the bank’s support of the Evening of Excellence ceremony so we can honor our outstanding educators in a very special way.” The Evening of Excellence ceremony returned to its traditional dinner and awards program format this year at the Gaston Country Club after being held virtually in 2020 and outdoors at CaroMont Health Park in 2021 because of the pandemic. The awards ceremony will air on Spectrum Cable Channel 21 (the Education Station for Gaston County Schools) the week of May 23-29 at 9:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 7:00 p.m. each day. The ceremony will air on television at other times throughout the summer, and the video will be available on the Gaston County Schools website and YouTube channel.

ate of Emmaus Bible College with a bachelor’s degree in biblical studies and youth ministry, he earned master’s degrees in elementary education and school administration from UNC-Charlotte. Loudon previously taught fifth grade at Pinewood Elementary for seven years and served as an assistant principal at Woodhill Elementary as well as a middle school math curriculum facilitator. Gaston County Principal of the Year The 2022-2023 Gaston County Principal of the Year is Kristin Kiser from Lowell Elementary School. The award is presented by Truist. A graduate of Western Carolina University with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education, Kiser earned a master’s degree in remediation/elementary education from Francis Marion University and a master’s degree in educational leadership from Winthrop University. She began her teaching career in Waynesville, N.C. and taught in South Carolina before coming to Gaston County in 2002. She previously served as principal at Bessemer City Primary, Pinewood Elementary, and Rankin Elementary. Assistant Principal of the Year The 2022-2023 Gaston County Schools Assistant Principal of the Year is Aimee Tolleson from South Point High School. Tolleson joined Gaston


to use for professional advancement. Each Principal of the Year and Teacher of the Year finalist received $250 to use for professional advancement. The Evening of Excellence ceremony coincided with the celebration of National Teacher Appreciation Week (May 2-6) in Gaston County Schools. The program paid tribute to the school system’s most outstanding teachers, administrators, and certified support staff for their exceptional leadership and many contributions. The award nominees, finalists, and recipients are considered to be among the top public school employees in the state. Superintendent of Schools W. Jeffrey Booker said, “The Evening of Excellence program gives us an opportunity to bring attention to the exemplary efforts of our teachers, administrators, and others, who go above and beyond expectations to inspire success and a lifetime of learning. We congratulate the award recipients and applaud all educators in Gaston County Schools for what they do every day to support children and encourage them to learn, achieve, and thrive.” Dr. Booker added, “We would like to thank Truist for sponsoring this important

Gaston County Teacher of the Year The 2022-2023 Gaston County Teacher of the Year is Steven Loudon from W.C. Friday Middle School. The award is presented by Truist. Loudon teaches seventh grade math at W.C. Friday and has 15 years of experience in education. A gradu-

County Schools in 2018. She started her career in education as an English teacher in Columbia, S.C. and later taught for the Granbury Independent School District in Texas where she also served as a reading and math intervention instructional specialist and dean of instruction. Tolleson earned a bachelor’s degree in middle grades education from the University of South Carolina and obtained a master’s degree in educational administration from Tarleton State University. Central Office Administrator of the Year The 2022-2023 Gaston County Schools Central Office Administrator of the Year is Angela Calamia, director of school nutrition. Calamia joined Gaston County Schools in 2018 after serving as a nutritionist and director of school nutrition operations for CharlotteMecklenburg Schools. She holds an associate degree in food processing technology and a bachelor’s degree in clinical and general management dietetics from the State University of New York as well as a master’s degree in clinical dietetics from the New York Institute of Technology. Prior to moving to North Carolina, she worked as the director of nutritional services at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in New York.

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Carson and his fellow Crawdads pledge allegiance to the flag.

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Photos by Alan Hodge Carson and his Crawdad teammates.

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showed me how much passion he has for baseball.” Deason says Carson is a favorite of his as well. “We are so glad, excited, and proud to have him take part,” he said. Carson’s dad Adam is rightly proud of his son. “As long as he wants to play baseball we will let him,” he said. Mother Erin says seeing him on the field is a joy. “Being on the team is great

because it gives him the opportunity to be around other kids,” she said. Carson is carrying on the Hawkins family athletic tradition. He has two older brothers, Riley who plays baseball for East Gaston High, and Zack who plays tennis there. Riley gives Carson a bit of a

hand on the baseball field at the plate and in left field. “I love seeing him out there playing with the other kids,” said Riley. Carson is looking forward to growing in his athletic abilities. “His goal is to run the bases on foot,” his mom said.

Meanwhile, Carson is looking to rack up even more homers. He says he knows about legend Babe Ruth and his 60-home run season and when asked if he thought he could top it, here’s what he said with his characteristic enthusiasm and energy. “Yes, I can!”

(Right) Carson heads for home plate. He has about 40 home runs to his credit.

Carson with grandfather Ronnie Davis, mom Erin Hawkins, and dad Adam Hawkins.


Carson plays left field.

The Crawdads played this team, the Braves, last week.

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

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Youth baseball at Stanley’s Harper Park draws big crowds. Over 385 kids signed up to play Dixie Youth ball in Stanley this year.

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Belmont Central - Charlie Painter, Brooklyn Long and Siena Fellows with one of the many azalea bushes they helped plant.

Belmont Central - Emmy Kelso, Carter Phillips and Savannah Kelso added color to the Belmont Central entrance by planting flowers.

North Belmont - left to right: Ms.Sharon Tolley, Itzae Camacho-Sanchez, Katie Cline, Savannah Harrings, Harley Tuttle, Citlalli CamachoSanchez, Mrs. Vanessa Hairston.

Keep Belmont Beautiful visits local schools Recently, members of KBB, Belmont Public Works

and Belmont PD went out to funds through Keep Belmont visit schools which received Beautiful’s Clean Campus grant program to view the beautification projects completed with the grant funds.

These grants are awarded to help fund outdoor campus improvements and improve beautification. Photos provided

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Page Primary - Left to right: Susan Wall, KBB Chair; Megan Kieffer with Page Primary PTO; Bill Carroll, Public Works Director; and Todd Goff, Principal.

704-487-8114 • Fred Frank, Assistant Police Chief Corky Falls and Jean Wilson were happy to place a Clean Campus Award sign at Belmont Middle School. Due to ordering and installation complications, Belmont Middle School will be finishing their grant this summer by placing a flagpole between the baseball and softball fields or in an end zone of the football field.



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in honoring all veterans. Each family attending will receive a Program Guide that helpful information. The celebration is organized by the Stanley Cemetery Ancestry Fund, a non-profit that is building a perpetual care fund for the long-term care of the lawn in the Stanley Cemetery. For anyone who would like to support the work of the Fund, donations can be sent to Stanley Cemetery Ancestry Fund, c/o T. Deese, Treasurer, P.O. Box 772, Stanley, NC 28164.

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The students at South Point, with the guidance of Spanish Teacher Kay Ziemer completed multiple projects with their funds, including installing a birdfeeder and 6 window planters. Flowers will be planted in the window boxes. Front row - Left to right: Henry Contreras, Ben Lunsford, Yousuf Sidik, Noa Aviles, Kendall Huffstetler, Reagan O’Donnell. Back row: Susan Wall, KBB Chair; Bill Carroll, City of Belmont Public Works Director; Wendy Cauthen, KBB Administrator.

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The 50th annual Just Plain Dog Show took place last weekend at Dallas Park. Dozens of delightful dogs and their delighted owners paraded, played, and did all other sorts of poochie things. It was a beautiful day and everyone enjoyed it greatly. Here are some scenes showing just a fraction of the action. Gaston County Parks and Rec. photos

2022 Goat Island Games scenes The Cramerton Parks and Rec. Dept. held its Goat Island Games event on May 7. A huge crowd of folks took advantage of a great spring morning to compete, congregate, and enjoy the spirit of the Cramerton community. Here are scenes from the delightful day. Photos by Rachael Andrea

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Gaston College baseball team closes a season filled with highlights Gaston College story/photos Gaston College’s baseball program closed its inaugural season with another win, capping off a season of success. The College’s final record for their first season was an impressive 41-9 overall. The Rhinos previously clinched the Region 10 West championship at home on April 20 after a doubleheader win against Cleveland Community College. That same day they also became the first baseball program in Region 10’s 73-year history to win 30 league games in a season. In recognition of the championship season, the College unveiled the team’s first championship banner prior to the start of Tuesday’s game at Sims Legion Park. The team started their season playing at CaroMont Health Park while renovations of Sims Legion Park, including the installation of a new turf field, were being completed. The first game played at their new home field was just over a month ago on March 26. The team’s success was recognized early on this year when they were included in the week two NJCAA poll rankings. They entered the poll ranking No. 10, but ad-

vanced up to No. 3, a position they held for three weeks, before dropping to No. 9 this past week. They also held rankings as high as No. 2 in two other national junior college polls during the season. “I told the guys, 41-9 is special,” said head coach Shohn Doty. “I’ve never been around anything like that. They set the standard for every team that’s going to come through here. To finish in the top 10 of the nation in our first year speaks for itself.” The College also recognized ten sophomore players at their game on Sunday, May 1. First baseman Ahmir Cournier, third baseman Chandler Riley, catcher Patrick Hogan, infielder Logan Rose and pitchers Christian Baker, Alex Hall, Gus Hughes, Marlowe Iorio, Hayden Myrick and Zach Zedalis were all honored before the game. Six of the 10 players have signed to play college baseball next season at Division I or II schools. “I’m really proud of the sophomores and all that they’ve achieved. We’ve played a great schedule and these 10 guys helped make it all happen,” said Doty.

Gaston’s baseball team poses with the championship banner. See more photos on page 7.



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Gaston’s Sophomore Players were recognized at their May 1 home game. Pictured L-R are Assistant Coach Jacob Rand, Chandler Riley, Hayden Myrick, Logan Rose, Patrick Hogan, Marlowe Iorio, Christian Baker, Ahmir Cournier, Alex Hall, Zach Zedalis, Assistant Coach KJ McAllister and Head Coach Shohn Doty. Not pictured, Gus Hughes.


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Church Directory Goshen Free Will Baptist Church

Mt. Holly Church of God

W Catawba Ave • Mt Holly, NC

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

124 Georgia Belle Ave 704-965-1004

1120 Charlotte Ave. 704-530-5174

Henry’s Chapel Ame Zion Church Hood Memorial AME Zion Church 455 Sacco St. 704-825-6007

Loves Chapel Presbyterian Church 210 Park Street, Belmont NC

704-825-9861 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

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

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

Ridgeview Baptist Church River of Life Full Gospel Church

6014 S. New Hope Rd 704-825-7959 151 Henry Chapel Rd 704-825-0711

826 W. Charlotte Ave. 704-827-2999 105 Pine Rd. 704-827-3856

Grace Wesleyan Church

Second Baptist Church

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704-867-2317 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

740 Rankin Ave. 704-827-5181

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

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

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Belmont Wildcats vs Mt Holly Hawks The Belmont Wildcats and Mt. Holly Hawks middle school baseball teams clashed last Monday in an important playoff game. When the final inning ended, The Wildcats had clawed the Hawks to the tune of 10-0. Here are scenes from the hard-fought contest. Photos by Jennifer Hall

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Mountain Island Charter School welcomes Coach Jonathan Wylie

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Church yard sale Crossroads Church Annual Outdoor Yard Sale & Marketplace. May 21, 2022 from 7am until 1pm, 101 Beaty Road, Belmont, NC 28012. Phone 704-827-8381. Renting spots

for only $10.00. Bring your own table. Also be selling hotdogs. Please call Carmen at 704-524-6335 to reserve your spot today.

Mt. Island Charter School has hired Jonathan Wylie as the new head varsity men’s basketball coach. Coach Wylie has extensive basketball experience and has been with the MICS basketball program since 2016. Coach Wylie also teaches world history, civics and economics and 8th grade history at MICS.

L-R - Hannah Thagard, Female MVP; Jackson Blee, Male MVP; and Rachel Tolbert, Track Female MVP.

Big South 3A Conference Track Meet held

MICS Women Track Team

Mt. Island Charter rakes in medals at track meet The 2022 1A/2A Catawba Shores Outdoor Track and Field Conference Championship was held May 5, 2022 at Mountain Island Charter School. Timing: SlipStream Timing (FAT). Starter: Bill Drake. Teams: Christ The King, Community School of Davidson, Lincoln Charter, Langtree, Pine Lake Prep, Mountain Island Charter. Women’s Team Score 1. Mountain Island Charter- 228 2. Pine Lake Prep- 128 3. Christ The King- 83 4. Community School of Davidson- 71 5. Lincoln Charter- 27 6. Langtree- 1. Men’s Team Score 1. Mountain Island Charter- 217 2. Pine Lake Prep- 126 3. Lincoln Charter- 92 4. Community School of Davidson- 76 5. Christ The King- 35 6. Langtree- 1. Conference Team Champions Women’s

MICS Men Track Team

Track and Field Conference ChampionsMountain Island Charter Men’s Track and Field Conference Champions- Mountain Island Charter. Individual Awards Women’s Track MVP(Three-way tie) Jaida McGrew (Mountain Island Charter). Natalie Patton (Mountain Island Charter), Aniya Hawkins (Mountain Island Charter), Women’s Field MVP- (Two Way tie) Stefania Williams (Pine Lake Prep) Arielle Baker Mountain Island Charter. Women’s Team Coach of the Year- Robert Washington. Men’s Team MVP Jaylin Milton-Hall (Mountain Island Charter). Men’s Field MVP- (Three-way tie) Ashton Miller (Mountain Island Charter) Seth Johnson (Community School of Davidson) Aiden Morris (Community School of Davidson). Men’s Team Coach of the Year- Robert Washington. Full Results Link meets/456718-1a2a-catawba-shores-conference-championship-2022/re sults#.YnUhp2jMLrd.

By Charlotte Sautner The Big South 3A Conference Track and Field Meet was held on Tuesday, May 3 at Stuart Cramer High School. South Point men’s team finished second and the women’s team finished third. South Point’s Hannah Thagard was named the Female MVP and Jackson Blee was named the Male MVP. Rachel Tolbert was named the Track Female MVP. Team Scores Men Women 1. Kings Mountain 205 1. Stuart W. Cramer 144 2. South Point 113.5 2. Kings Mountain 136 3. Ashbrook 106 3. South Point 127 4. Stuart W. Cramer 90 4. Ashbrook 75 5. Forestview 74.5 5. Forestview 64 6. Hunter Huss 39 6. Hunter Huss 48 7. Crest 35 7. Crest 45 8. North Gaston 9 8. North Gaston 22 South Point finishes in the top 6 were: Men’s 100 Meter Dash – 3rd - Bryson Lomick – 11.11 Men’s 200 Meter Dash – 4th - Bryson Lomick – 22.95 Men’s 400 Meter Dash – 5th – Simon Dellinger – 54.58 Men’s 800 Meter Run – 4th – Mason Braswell – 2:12.72 Men’s 1600 Meter Run – 6th – James Johnson – 5:27.58 Men’s 3200 Meter Run – 5th – James Johnson – 12:23.11 Men’s 110 Meter Hurdles – 5th – Bakari Watkins – 23.08 Men’s 4x100 Meter Relay – 5th – 45.58 Men’s 4x200 Meter Relay – 5th – Josh Howard, Dawson Tobin, Ian Wilson, Ian McGinnis – 1:40.94 Men’s 4x400 Meter Relay – 3rd – Simon Dellinger, Jacob Echevarria, Mason Hembree, Ian McGinnis – 4:01.17 Men’s 4x800 Meter Relay – 3rd – Henry Southard, Ruffin Johnson, Mason Braswell, Mason Hembree – 9:55.81 Men’s High Jump – 4th – Ethan Thagard – 5’4” Men’s Long Jump – 3rd – John Vickers – 20’ 8” Men’s Triple Jump – 2nd – John Vickers - 38’ 10.7” Men’s Triple Jump – 4th – Ethan Thagard – 36’ 5” Men’s Pole Vault – 2nd – Simon Dellinger – 10’ 6” Men’s Discus – 1st – Jackson Blee – 105’ 9.5” Men’s Shot Put – 1st – Jackson Blee – 41’ 9.5” Women’s 200 Meter Dash – 2nd – Rachel Tolbert – 26.34 Women’s 400 Meter Dash – 1st – Rachel Tolbert – 59.52 Women’s 800 Meter Run – 1st – Rachel Tolbert – 2:40.33 Women’s 1600 Meter Run – 2nd – Maddie Frank – 6:15.53 Women’s 3200 Meter Run – 2nd – Maddie Frank – 15:29.35 Women’s 100 Meter Hurdles – 4th – Hannah Thagard – 19.02 Women’s 300 Meter Hurdles – 2nd – Hannah Thagard – 52.19 Women’s 4x100 Meter Relay - 5th – Kayla Counts, Serena Hannon, Annie Denmark, Deja Reid – 57.55 Women’s 4x200 Meter Relay – 6th – Kayla Counts, Serena Hannon, Annie Denmark, Emma Skarpalezos – 2:00.78 Women’s 4x400 Meter Relay – 2nd – Rachel Tolbert, Emma Skarpalezos, Riley Bernard, Nicole Allen – 4:45.46 Women’s 4x800 Meter Relay – 2nd – Nicole Allen, Samantha Narcisso, Riley Bernard, Maddie Frank – 12:16.19 Women’s High Jump – 2nd – Hannah Thagard – 5’ Women’s Long Jump – 6th – Jillian Chitwood – 14’ 4” Women’s Triple Jump – 4th – Jillian Chitwood – 28’ 5” Women’s Pole Vault – 1st – Hannah Thagard – 9’ Women’s Discus – 4th – Samantha Pressley – 64’ 9.5”

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Last Wednesday the Belmont Middle School Wildcats met the Stanley Middle School Blue Devils squad for the Gaston County championship. In a well-played and thrilling game, the Wildcats came out on top by a score of 7-2. Here are scenes from the memorable moments on the baseball diamond. Photos by Jennifer Hall

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GCS Baseball: David Nicks and Chase Stewart.

Thursday, May 19, 2022

GCS Softball: Olivia Kennedy and Lauren Franklin.

Gaston Christian School athletes chosen for MAC All Conference

GCS Girls Soccer: Izzy Hoover, Ayden Main, Julia Ramsey, Hannah Glandon, Sara Plyler, Liana Mattera, and Maddie Schultz.

Congratulations to all these Gaston Christian School athletes who were recently chosen for MAC All Conference.

Congrats to Belmont Middle School’s Lady Wildcat Track Team who were named the Gaston County Runner-up. Coach Beaver and Coach Pennington did a great job too!

Raptors Lacrosse action The Mt. Island Charter School Raptors varsity lacrosse team recently held their first ever playoff game. The game went into overtime, but the Raptors came up just short 16-15 vs. St. Stephens. Photos by Michael Strauss

Congratulations to the Belmont Middle School Boys Track Team. They have been named the 2022 Gaston County Track Champions!

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF GASTON NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 25th of April, 2022 as Administrator of the Estate of ALEXANDER RONALD MIMS, deceased, of Gaston County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned Brenton S. Begley, Administrator, on or before the 18th day of August, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 18th day of May, 2022. Brenton S. Begley, Administrator 233 E, Graham Street Shelby, NC 28150 Counsel for the Estate McINTYRE ELDER LAW PO Box 165 Shelby, NC 28151 CE (5/18, 25, 6/01 & 08/2022) BN (5/19, 25, 6/02 & 09/2022)

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: SARAH ANN DUFF HINTON, Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS and DEBTORS Having qualified on the 14th day of April, 2022 as Administratrix of the Estate of SARAH ANN DUFF HINTON, deceased, late of Gaston County, North Carolina this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Executor on or before the 28th day of July, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment. This the 27th day of April, 2022 Andrea Duff Shelton, Admin. 3003 Friendship Cove Marietta, GA 30064 C. Andrew Neisler, Jr. CLONINGER & NEISLER ATTYS P.O. Box 515, 300 E. King Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086 CE (4/27, 5/4, 5/11, & 5/18/2022) BN (4/28, 5/5, 5/12, & 5/18/2022)

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

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

This the 18th day of May, 2022.

This the 27th day of April, 2022.

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

Peggy S. Morton, Executrix 1858 Arbors Drive Apt E Gastonia, NC 28054

Counsel for the Estate McINTYRE ELDER LAW PO Box 165 Shelby, NC 28151 CE (5/18, 25, 6/01 & 08/2022) BN (5/19, 25, 6/02 & 09/2022)

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

Congratulations to Gaston Christian School student Nolan Jones and his baseball team. They recently won first place in the Top Gun Baseball tournament held over the April 30 weekend.

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Lowell public workshop planned

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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 us what amenities are important to you and your family. This is feedback will help us 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:

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 CE (4/27, 5/4, 5/11, & 5/18/2022) BN (4/28, 5/5, 5/12, & 5/19/2022)

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


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



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MUSICIANS WHO WANT TO PLAY in a band. Apply in person, 1145 Bridges Street, Shelby, Call 404-477-9360, 8am8pm. WANTED; MASONS IN TRAINING for large construction project. Please call 352807-1048.

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FULL-TIME PARTS PULLER/ STRIPPER POSITION needed at local Salvage Yard. Please call 704-482-9789 to set up an interview.

FAMILY GATHERING. Relatives of Dock Williams. May 14th, 126pm. First Wesleyan Church. 1542 Kings Road, Shelby, NC

ELECTRICIANS & ELECTRICIAN HELPERS. Willing to train. Pay based in experience. (704) 913-4398

1980 SHELBY HIGH CLASS REUNION. The SHS Class of 1980 is having its 42nd class reunion. October 1, 2022. For more information please contact: Pam Blanton Williams at 704-6922472 or email : Pamw784@gmail. com or Lynn McCarver Hicks 704-284-3303


EMPLOYMENT ALIVE APPAREL SCREEN PRINTING. Hiring for Screen Department, Loader. Apply in person M-F 8am-3pm. 331 Jim Cline Road, Fallston, NC. 28042 NEED A CAR DISMANTLER. Auto Parts of Shelby. Apply in person at 1021 County Home Road, Shelby, NC 28152 704487-5234 (704) 472-4666 COATS PERFORMANCE YARN. 501 York Road, Kings Mountain, NC. 8 hour shifts. Apply within. For more info, email or call 980-291-5331. SEARCHING FOR CARPENTER to join Southern Craftsmen. Local Commercial and Residential Building / Remodeling Contractor. Excellent pay, paid vacation and holidays. Need Drivers license and transportation. Pay commensurate with attitude, knowledge, and experience. Email info to waputnam@ or contact

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 childresstracy1@ 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) 295-0750 CONCRETE WORK: Driveways, patios, slabs, sidewalks, anything concrete. Call 864577-5953 or 828-755-7649. JIM’S PAINTING SERVICES. Exterior painting only. Free estimates. You will be pleased with our work. We have references. 828-287-9272, (828) 429-7511 RETIRED GENERAL CONTRACTOR AVAILABLE. “SPECIALIZING IN DECKS” Repairs and New Construction. Rutherford/Cleveland County areas. Contact Bob at (828) 476-6058 SHIPMAN’S MASONRY- 48 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Brick, Block & Stone, Outside Fireplaces, Foundations, Underpinnings. “Free Estimates”. 1st Quality Work! (863) 532-1587

BUSINESS SERVICES BLANTON’S TREE SERVICE LLC. Tree Trimming and removal services fully insured. Call for your free estimate 704-692-4203 Kaleb (704) 692-4203 CLEVELAND COUNTY GARAGE DOORS. Spring Tune-up Special, $69.95. We will check all your equipment lube, make sure it’s working correctly. We repair broken doors. Also offering new installations. 704-477-9119 or 704-472-9367. EB MOBILE MECHANIC. I will come to you to repair any car, lawnmower or tractor. Honest & reliable. (704) 300-2332 REASONABLE RATES LAWNCARE. Mow, Trim and Edge, Mulch. 704-472-4737. 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.

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

YARD SALES CLEVELAND COUNTY 3 FAMILY YARD SALE. Sat, May 21st, 8 am-Until. Men’s, Women’s and Kid’s Clothes, women’s shoes, toys, household items, kid’s bikes, books, DVDs and a little bit of everything. RAIN - NO SALE. 1417 Bethlehem Rd, Kings Mountain, NC 28086



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

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

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

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

4 WHEEL SCOOTER $795.00. Pride 4 wheel scooter, 2020 model, charger, basket, delivered with a tech warranty. Call Scooterman John (704) 951-4224 mobilityservices07@

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

PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS with Scratch Pads! Press Room Printing. 704-482-2243. (704) 538-5788

JOHN DEERE L108 LAWN MOWER. 1999 Model L108 lawn mower. Sell as is... $250. Service evaluation performed in April of 2022. Needs a new carburetor, fuel system change out and belt change. New battery was installed April 2022. The frame, deck and engine in good shape. Would be excellent for spare parts or could be good running mower if right person can do repairs. Contact after 6PM (704) 718-7529

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

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) 4730867

TOWNWIDE YARD SALE: MOORESBORO, Saturday, June 11, 2022 from 6:00AM until. Mooresboro, NC 28114 3 FAMILY YARD SALE. Sat., May 21st, 2022 from 07:00 AM 12:00 PM, 2127 Jack Wilson Rd., Shelby, NC 28150

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

FOR SALE ALL METAL GARAGES. Big Discounts! Zero down. Call for more details. 828-382-0455. USED CAMPER TOPS: BUY/ SALE/TRADE. Various sizes and styles. (828) 980-0881

STORAGE BUILDINGS. “We Buy, Sell, Trade” J. Johnson Sales INC. Forest City, NC 828245-5895. 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. 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 828-2455895 “AVAILABLE NC, SC, TN, GA”. 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. 828245-5895.

ANOTHER BIG SALE. Sat., May 21st, 7 am - Until. Kid’s and Adult’s Clothes. Something for everyone. Too much to list. Rain date: Sat., May 28th. 5037 Harmon Road, Kings Mountain, NC 28086 FINAL ESTATE SALE. EVERYTHING MUST GO. Furniture, home goods, tools, antiques, etc. RAIN OR SHINE. Saturday, May 21, 7:00-2:00, 203 Williams Road, Kings Mountain, NC 28086

Deadline: Friday at 12:00 Noon

NATURAL GAS HEATER. with logs. $200. Call: 704-473-2119 2 TONS OF GRAVEL FOR SALE. Trenching, Stump Grinding, Tree Trimming, Small Grading Jobs, and Misc. Junk removal. Call or text (864) 490-9803 STEEL STORAGE BUILDING 10X12, Mayse built. $2,450, steel 3/16, woodburning stove, warmer, $1,200. 2 chest freezers, washer, dryer, refrigerator, kitchen table, 3 used A/C window units. 512-636-1579. RENT TO OWN CARPORTS, BUILDINGS GARAGES. J. Johnson Sales Inc., Forest City, NC. Call 828-245-5895. ATTENTION, “I THE INDIVIDUALS SONG”. Now available on your favorite music streaming site. A Work of Liberty. 1500 KAWASAKI MOTORCYCLE $2000. Chair & foot massager $250. Quart canning jars, $4.50 per dozen. (704) 7504133 LIKE NEW Men’s Huffy Bicycle. Great Condition Must See! $50.00 Great Trail Rider call 828-782-7221

FLAG POLES & FLAGS. 15ft., 20ft., 25ft. “All American Made!” Delivery and installation is available. J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City, NC. Call 828-245-5895. 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 BUILDINGS, GARAGES, SHOPS with Concrete Slab. “We Got’Em” and “We do them Turn Key” J. Johnson Sales INC., Forest City, NC. 828-2455895. “CHOICE VETERANS CIRCLE” In Gaston Memorial Park. Three Plots For Sale. $3500 each. Negotiable. Text or Call. (919) 272-5503 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)

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

Deadline: Friday at 12:00 Noon







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

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

BOXER PUPPIES. My wife and I are the owners of two beautiful boxer dogs who just had their second litter of 5 !! These adorable boxer puppies come from a healthy, strong, energetic and pure breed blood line. (Along with AKC registration papers) These puppies will grown to be great playful and loyal companions. We believe in treating our fur babies like of the family. We hope to find someone who will care, love, protect and welcome these babies in their home as their own. We have a set price of $2,000 per puppy. Pick up day by May 26th If this is you, feel free to contact us!! ( Txt is preferred. I work long hours and can’t always answer the phone ) We hope to hear from you soon!! (407) 269-7074 l.ocasio1v@

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.

2010 TOYOTA 4RUNNER (Limited), 4WD, Grey, 90,576 mi, great condition. Serious inquiries only. $24,500. 704-477-0399


YORKIES AND CHORKIES AND TCUPS 8 weeks and up with deworming and updated shots (919) 229-1059 dreameycowgirl97@gmail. com

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

PLANTS FOR SALE. Hosta, Yellow Bells, Iris, Daylily, early blooming trees. 828-245-0245. FOR SALE Best Offer! Stereo With Big Speakers $25.00, 2 Drawer Dresser $20.00, Big Storage Bin $10.00, 2 Bar Stools $15.00, Foot Massager $5.00, Hats $2.00 Each, Motion Light $10.00 Super Man Watch $5.00, 828-447-9920. RIDING/PUSH MOWERS, GARDEN TILLERS, GO-KARTS, MINI-BIKES. Ready to mow. All in excellent condition. Can deliver, 30+ years experience in repair work. 828-980-0853, 704-4769383. OLD GAMBLING MACHINE $150. Would make a good man cave piece. (704) 300-1818 kim_ REFRIGERATORS, STOVES, WASHERS, DRYERS. Discount Prices. 1205 Earl Road, Shelby NC. (704) 487-4443

2019 LS 122 SCUT TRACTOR. 22 HP, Low Hours, still under warranty with bush hog and box scraper. $12,500. 704-692-6787 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 shawneehunter@ HONEY BEES FOR SALE. Some of the best bees available. This years swarms, new frames, new wax. $100-$150. Call/text Jackson Corbin, 828-980-1823. REAR TINE TILLER. Huskvarna, CRT 83, 8 hp Briggs &Stratton engine, new oil, plug, air filter, runs good $475, Mike (704) 5309727

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

DONKEYS FOR SALE. (2) 10 month old jacks. $150 each. 704-692-8752 CKC TOY POODLE. CKC apricot male toy poodle ready for his new home 5/22. Will have 1st shots and dewormings. Taken deposit now $1400 (704) 4267920 buttercupcreme@yahoo. com

DANNY’S AUTOWERKS. Buying used or junk cars. Competitive prices. Call Danny 828-2893081 or Jimmy 828-289-1175. CASH FOR YOUR CAR running or not, title or no title. Call Charles Dellinger at Red Road Towing. 704-692-6767, (704) 487-0228

FOR RENT 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

AKC CANE CORSO PUPPIES. Two males: one blue brindle, one solid black. Tails and ears docked. For info: Ronnie, 704974-2716

WANT TO BUY. ATV’s, Pop-Up Campers and Small Travel Trailers. Call 828-429-3935.

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

WANTED: OLD AND NEW AMMO. Reloading supplies. Call 828-245-6756 or cell # 828-2891488. LOOKING TO PURCHASE VINTAGE FIREARMS. For restoring or parts. Grips, boxes, any gun related items. Rifles, pistols. Preferred 22’s. (704) 600-8560


FREE PUPPIES. 6 blue heeler mixed puppies free to a good home. 8 weeks old, dewormed and first shots. 704-472-7233. FREE KITTENS. 3 WEEKS OLD. Kittens are FREE to a good home. Mother was killed. There are 3 available. 704-6895253. MIN PIN PUPPIES. Born 3/10/22, $500 each obo. 1st shots, dewormed, parents full-blooded. 1 1/2 year old male. $250. 828-289-3905.

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 LIVESTOCK GUARDIAN DOGS. 3/4 Great Pyrenean, 1/4 Anatolian Shepherd, first shots and dewormed. Parents are proven guardians, 5 males available, $250 ea. Call or text 704-477-3339 or 828-443-7451.

GOLDENDOODLE PUPPIES. F1. READY NOW!. Two litters of cream and parti F1 Goldendoodles. CKC. Second shots. Dewormed 4X’s. Call for more information (828) 962-2217 lesle e _ b ekemeier@yahoo. com YOUNG FAINTING BILLY GOATS. Asking $200.00 each. 828-248-8060.

SET OF 7 FOOT HARROWS. In good shape. $1,000. Call 828829-3468.

LABRADOODLE. BROWNIE Labradoodle, medium size. First set of shots, wormed and looking for a good home now. Parents tested and cleared. Born 2/25/22. $600 (252) 999-0720


WE BUY JUNK VEHICLES WE BUY JUNK CARS, TRUCKS AND VANS, PAYING CASH!!!! (704) 4875244 WANT TO BUY CARS, TRUCKS. Trailers, Tractors, Farm Equipment. Must have ID and proof of ownership. Callahan’s Towing. (704) 692-1006

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

2 BEDROOM 2 BATH MOBILE HOME. In Waco, $650 month. 704-300-3647.

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

1 CHIHUAHUA PUPPY, 1 Doxie-Huahua. 8 weeks old and wormed. $300 ea. (704) 4666983

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


MOBILE HOMES & APARTMENTS. In Kings Mountain. Price starting at $100 per week. Call (704) 739-4417


ADULT QUAIL $5 EACH. Quail Chicks $1.50 ea. Quail eggs $3 per doz. Pre order Bob Whites. Hatching Eggs. (704) 476-9943

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.

WANT TO BUY NEED TO PURCHASE DIABETIC SUPPLIES for personal use. Onetouch Ultra test strips, medtronic mini med quick sets. Lifesaving. 828-696-6262.


2 BEDROOM 1 BATH HOUSE. $225 week. Near Boiling Springs. (704) 300-0920 MOVE IN SPECIAL. 2 & 3 Bedroom, deposit required. $200 weekly rates. Includes power and water. NO PETS. (704) 473-4299 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, 704739-0259.

GASTON COUNTY MARY LEIGHS COTTAGE. 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 or call (704)734-0055 (‘l’l’Y#711) for more information. 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. “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. 828382-0475.



2001 HONDA 1000. Low miles, lots of extra, excellent condition. Sell or trade. $2700 OBO. 828429-8833.

CARS & TRUCKS 2005 NISSAN SENTRA 1.8, black, auto., 4 door, 245,000 miles, $700. 828-447-5243.

SUMMERTIME SPECIAL! 14 WEEK OLD, AKC Registered, 2 black, 2 chocolate, female Lab puppies. Parents on site. Champion Bloodline. Excellent disposition. Vet checked and ready to go! Lots of puppy left in them. $450. 704-914-8241

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

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.

1998 CHEVROLET CORVETTE. 130,000 miles, White, Black Interior. Automatic, Hard and glass top, CD Disc Changer. $8,000. 704-974-5765 Leave Message. TWO DIFFERENT VEHICLES. 1) 2011 Jeep Patriot 4x4. 2) 1999 Ford F-150. Buy either one $7900 firm. 828-863-0596 between 10am-10pm.

HICKORY CREEK APARTMENTS FOR SENIORS. (62 and older), disabled (50 and older). Shelby. Now taking applications for waiting list. 418 East Warren Street, (704) 4876354 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






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Special Olympics Gaston County May 6 saw the Special Olympics Gaston County Spring Games 2022 take place at Stuart Cramer High. It was a great day and everyone who took part in whatever fashion came away with fond memories. Here are a few photos from the great event. Photos by Jennifer Hall

Warriors, Red Raiders, and Storm fall in second round By John Wilson

When the high school baseball and softball playoff brackets were announced last Monday, anything was possible. Cramer softball and East Gaston baseball drew first round home games, while South Point baseball and East Gaston softball had to go on the road. In the first round three of the four local teams did well. However, in the second round the bottom fell out and everyone’s season ended. Here is a breakdown of how first and second round action went. East Gaston Softball The Lady Warriors earned the 27th seed in the 2A West. EG went on the road to face a tough Bandy’s program that was seeded 6th. Bandy’s rode into the playoffs with a 21-4 record. East Gaston gave it a shot, but the Lady Trojans were just too good. EG fell 16-0. The Lady Warriors had a decent run ending the season with a 12-13 record. South Point Baseball In the first round the 17th seeded Red Raiders drove to Mount Ulla to battle the 16th seeded West Rowan Falcons. In the first inning the Falcons were looking good, but a double play with bases loaded forced West Rowan to the dugout with only one run on the score board. After that South Point pitcher Jake Beaty shut West Rowan down restricting the Falcons to only one more hit for the rest of the game. For their part, the Red Raiders only had four hits, but they made the most of them scoring runs in third, fifth, and seventh innings to walk away with a 4-1 win. In the second round South Point headed back to Rowan

County this time to battle the 3A West’s top seeded team, the South Rowan Raiders. The Red Raiders played hard, but the 24-4 South Rowan team had more fire power. The South Rowan Raiders won 6-1. South Point ended the 2022 season with a respectable 15-8 record. Stuart Cramer Softball Stuart Cramer Storm went into the playoffs as the 11th seeded team in the 3A West. In the first round Cramer hosted Saint Stephens who was seeded in the 22nd spot. Emma Donaldson went to the mound for Cramer and didn’t disappoint. In seven innings of action the junior right hander only gave up four hits. In the end strong pitching and solid fielding kept the Lady Indians in check and Cramer walked away with a big 6-0 win. Offensively, the Cramer bats got the job done. In all Storm batters recorded eight hits led by Hadley Womack and Andrea Detweiler. Womack and Detweiler both had two hits apiece. Womack also added a homer to her tally sheet. Also making a playoff splash was Addison Stewart. Stewart only had one hit, but she really made it count by driving in three RBIs. After beating St. Stephens, the Storm had to regroup and then two days later they loaded up the bus for a long trip to Rockingham County to take on the 6th seeded Lady Cougars. In that game things just didn’t work out for the Storm as Cramer fell to Rockingham County 6-0. Cramer ended the year with an impressive 20-4 record, the best in school history. This year’s squad has a

lot to be proud of. Cramer got it done this year by playing heads up softball and stressing teamwork. “I think a lot of it comes down to attitude and wanting to fight for each other,” head coach James Brown explained. “We didn’t have a statistical all-star, we didn’t rely on one or two players. Everyone contributed.” East Gaston Baseball East Gaston went into the playoffs with the 16th seed in the 2AWest. In the first round the Warriors hosted Pine Lake Prep. This game proved to be a slugfest with the score tied up 8-8 at the end of the seventh inning. In the eighth inning both teams clobbered each other, but EG came out on top with a well-earned 12-11 win. To get the win the Warriors belted out 12 hits. The East Gaston offense was led by Parker Agosta who went 3-for-5. In the second round East Gaston took the show on the road to face the top seeded Randleman Tigers. This game wasn’t the Warriors best performance. Randleman dominated and advanced to the third round beating EG 11-0. While any playoff loss is tough to handle the Warriors have a lot to be proud of this year. This year’s squad played some solid ball. “We finished second in the conference with a 10-2 record,” head coach Randy Sellers said. “We won the Gaston County Spring Break Tournament and set a single season school record for wins with 20. I’m extremely pleased and proud of the performance from the 2022 East Gaston baseball program.” The Warriors finished 2022 with a solid 20-7 record.