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Volume 88 • Issue 18

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

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Ground broken for Stowe Regional Water Resource Recovery Facility By Alan Hodge

The English have a saying “slowly, slowly catch a monkey”. That means some things take time, but the end result is worth it. That adage well applies to the Stowe Regional Water Resource Recovery Facility, a project has been talked about, plotted, and planned since 2006. When the first phase of the job is done in early 2024, it will eventually transfer up to 15

million gallons of wastewater (that’s enough to fill 25 Olympic swimming pools) each and every day from Mt. Holly to Charlotte. Last week, ground was officially broken for the endeavor. A large number of Mt. Holly and Charlotte officials as well as water resource professionals and other folks got together near Tuckaseegee Park where the Mt. Holly end of things will be located for speeches and a look at just what has been done See FACILITY, Page 5

Dignitaries from Mt. Holly and Charlotte turn the gravel at the new Charlotte Water Stowe Regional Water Resource Facility being built near Tuckaseegee Park.

South Point High School Athletic Director, Kent Hyde, receives state award By Charlotte Sautner At the April 4th meeting of the NC Athletic Directors Association held in Wilmington, NC, South Point High School’s athletic director, Kent Hyde, was give the Athletic Director of Excellence Award. He was one of only eight recognized in the state. To be eligible for this award you must have at least 5 years’ experience as an athletic director, be a CAA (Certified Athletic Administrator) through the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrator Association, be nominated by someone in the state, and be selected by the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Athletic Directors Association. Coach Hyde has been athletic director at South Point See HYDE, Page 4

Belmont’s Garibaldifest brought swarms of folks to Stowe Park and the downtown area in general. Calli and Keelyn Coleman and Cash the Wonderdog had a great time at the event. See pages 7 & 16.

Outdoor festivities return to Belmont By Alan Hodge

Kent Hyde

Frolic and friendship returned to downtown Belmont last weekend and that drew large numbers of folks who

were happy to be able to get out and enjoy all the amusement that was offered. The weekend kicked off with the first Friday Night musical concert. The fea-

tured band was The Breakfast Club. The Atlanta-based group was formed in 1993 and is said to be the longest running 1980s tribute band See FESTIVALS, Page 16


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The new playground area at Kevin Loftin Riverfront Park in Belmont is nearly complete. The Shade System is still waiting for parts and the rubber ground covering needs to be installed. A formal ribbon cutting for the new equipment will be held May 14th at 9:00 am. The new Skatepark next to CityWorks is coming along nicely. Last week saw workers preparing forms for the concrete that will be sprayed in to make the bowls and ramps. Photos by Alan Hodge

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Employees of HDR, Michels, Trenchless Engineering Group, and Haskell. “We will start to bore the holes in a couple of weeks,” said project manager Josh Lefevre. “It will take sixteen weeks to complete that job.” (Look for a story on that part of the project in a future BannerNews.) The individual pipes that will be used are 50-feet long, with an outside diameter of 26-inches and an inside diameter of 21-inches. They are made of high-density polyethylene. The pipe sections are joined together with a machine that uses heat to fuse the ends together. Once the tunnel is bored, the pipes will be pulled through it. Currently at the Mt. Holly end of things, pieces of pipe have been stockpiled and some sections are already joined and mounted on large rollers that will ease their installation. When the pipes are in place, in Mt. Holly they will connect to a series of valves at a new pump station near the current one, which is

FACILITY From Page 1 so far on the site. Angela Charles, director of Charlotte Water declared“This project will be transformational for our region.” Mt. Holly mayor Bryan Hough added- “We are here today to celebrate a regional partnership.” Corey Basinger, Division of Water Resources regional supervisor called the project a- “Model of collaboration.” The mechanics and the logistics of the project are fascinating. Two force main pipes will be installed in a 3,000 ft-long shaft drilled through bedrock 65 feet under the Catawba River from Mt. Holly to the Long Creek Pump Station in Mecklenburg County. The shaft hole will be bored from both ends and meet in the middle of the river. The technique is called HDD..Horizontal Directional Drilling.

56-years-old, which will be decommissioned. The new one will feature an electronic monitoring station and a standby electric generator. To help pay for the project, Mt. Holly received a Clean Water State Revolving Fund (SRF) loan from the Division of Water Infrastructure for up to $18.85 million. Eventually, Belmont will get in on the wastewater action. Plans are being formulated to run pipes under the Catawba from a pump station on the South Point peninsula to one in Paw Creek in Mecklenburg. In the end, the project will be a wastewater win-win for everyone. It will meet future wastewater needs by increasing wastewater treatment capacity, consolidate two wastewater treatment plants into one state-of-the art facility, minimize wastewater pumping by reducing the distance it must be pumped for treatment, enhance environmental practices by operating in a more energy efficient

Some of the event attendees.

Photos by Alan Hodge

Pipe sections awaiting connection. manner, and be an investment in the community overall. For more information visit http://stoweregionalwrrf. com/.

Project manager Josh Lefevre with the machine that connects pipe sections.

Mt. Holly city manager Miles Braswell was MC of the event.

Mt. Holly fire chief Ryan Baker delivers the invocation.

Mt. Holly mayor Bryan Hough addresses the crowd.

Looking down the tube.

This diagram shows how the pipes will be placed under the Catawba River.

Rollers like this will help ease the pipe into place.

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Banner News Fellowship & Faith

Church Directory First United Methodist Church Stanley Hickory Grove Rd • Stanley, 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

124 Georgia Belle Ave 704-965-1004

1120 Charlotte Ave. 704-530-5174

Henry’s Chapel Ame Zion Church

Second Baptist Church

151 Henry Chapel Rd 704-825-0711 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

Hood Memorial AME Zion Church

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

Grace Wesleyan 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

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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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GARIBALDI FEST - Art by J artists Elizabeth Capps and Susan Allran were doing what’s called “plein air “ art. That means “outside” or “open air”. See more photos on page 16.

A nice crowd showed up at the BHS Living History Day.



Judy Closson, Susan Wall, and Elizabeth Atterberry on the BHS museum porch. Photos by Alan Hodge

Brock Doberstein and mom Liz drummed up a lot of fun.

Cramerton author Dixie Abernathy (pen name Jordan R. Samuel) with some of her great works during Living History Day.

WWII reenactor Al Kirby shows his son Scott some of gear.


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Celebrate May 8th

Let’s celebrate Mother’s Day When Is Mother’s Day? In 2022, Mother’s Day lands on Sunday, May 8! Mother’s Day celebrates motherhood and is a day to make an extra-special effort to recognize and appreciate mothers’ roles in our lives. Often this day is extended to generations of mothers— grandmothers, great-grandmothers, stepmothers—as

well as to mother figures. In the United States, Mother’s Day is celebrated annually on the second Sunday in May. Although Mother’s Day is a national holiday widely observed in the U.S., it is not a federal or public holiday (when businesses are closed). The History of Mother’s Day

Festivals honoring mothers in ancient times were often tied to gods and goddesses. The Phrygians held a festival for Cybele, the Great Mother of the Gods. The Greeks and Romans also honored the mother figure of their gods. Even today, an important festival in India, Durga-puja, honors the goddess Durga.

I hope you enjoy this story entitled, A Little Parable for Mothers By Tony Marciano The Young Mother set her foot on the pathway of Life. “Is the way long? she asked. And the guide said: “Yes. And the way is hard and you will be old before you reach the end of it. But the end will be better than the beginning. But the young mother was happy, and she would not believe that anything could be better than these years. So she played with her children and gathered flowers for them along the way and bathed with them in the clear streams; and the sun shone on them and life was good, and the Young Mother said, “Nothing will ever be lovelier than this. Then the night came, and storms, and the path was dark and the children shook with fear and cold, and the mother drew them close and covered them with her cloak, and the children said, “Mother, we are not afraid. And the mother said, “ this is better than the brightness of day, for now I have taught my children courage!” And the morning came, and there was a hill ahead, and the children grew tired as they climbed, and the mother was weary, too; but at all times she said to the children, “A little patience and we are there. “ So the children climbed, and when they reached the top, they said: “ Mother, we could not have done it with-

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out you!”. And the mother, when she lay down that night, looked up to heaven, and said, “This is a better day than the last, for my children have learned fortitude in the face’ of difficulty. Yesterday, I gave them courage. Today, I have given them strength. And the next day there came strange clouds which darkened the earth - clouds of war and hate and evil, and the children stumbled and fell. And the mother told them of God, the heavenly Father who loved them so much He gave his only Son, Jesus, that by trusting in Him, they would have eternal life. And, like their mother before them, they asked Jesus to forgive their sins and come into their hearts to be their personal Savior. Then, they lifted their eyes and saw above the darkness the light of an everlasting Glory. And that night, the mother said: “This is the best day of all , for l have shown my children God” And the days went on, and the weeks and the months and the years, and the mother grew old, and now she was little and bent. But her children were tall and strong, and walked with courage and faith. And, when the way was hard, they helped their mother; and when the way was rough, they lifted her over, for to them, she was light as a feather.

And then, at last, they came to a hill, and beyond they could see a shining road and a golden gate flung open wide. Then the mother said: “Now I have reached the end of my journey. And now I know that it is true: the end is better than the beginning! For my children can walk alone, and their children after them. And the children said: “you will walk with us always, Mother, even when you have gone through the gates!” They stood and watched her as she went on alone. And the gates closed after her. There was the glorious light and the sound of beautiful, welcoming music. And they said to themselves: “We cannot see her, but she is with us still. For a mother like ours is more than a memory. She is a living presence with us always. And in the time to come we shall be together again: forever ! “ The author is unknown. I’ll be back in two weeks. Until then, live well my friend.


During the Middle Ages, people would return to their home or “mother” church once a year during the middle of Lent. (Back then, children would often leave to work at the tender age of 10!) Historians theorize that it was the return to the “mother” church that led to the tradition of children getting the day off to visit their mother and family. In 16th-century England, this celebration became “Mothering Sunday.” Children—mainly daughters who had gone to work as domestic servants—would be given the day off on the fourth Sunday of Lent to return to their mothers and home parish. The eldest son or daughter would bring a “mothering cake,” which would be cut and shared by the entire family. Family reunions were the order of the day, with sons and daughters assuming all

household duties and preparing a special dinner in honor of their mother. Sometime during the day, the mother would attend special church services with her family. Mothering Sunday was also known as Refreshment Sunday; the fasting rules were relaxed for that day. (Often, the gospel for the day was about Jesus feeding the crowd with loaves of bread.) The traditional cake, called a Simnel cake, is a fruit cake with two layers of almond paste. The cake was made with 11 balls of marzipan icing on top, representing the 11 disciples. (Judas is not included.) Traditionally, sugar violets would also be added. In the United States, three women were most instrumental in establishing the tradition of Mother’s Day: Ann Reeves Jarvis, Julia Ward Howe, and Ann’s

daughter, Anna M. Jarvis. Learn more about these three great women who fought for children’s welfare, health and peace. Ten ways to show love on Mother’s Day 1. Offer yard and garden services. 2. Decorate your mom’s door or give flowers! 3. Cook for Mom or set up a brunch date. 4. Give your mom a long phone call or put on a virtual talent show! 5. Watch a movie or show together, side by side. 6. Get creative: Make Mom a video, a music playlist, or a piece of art! 7. Get outside! Go for a stroll in the park or how about packing mom a picnic? 8. Make a homemade gift! 9. Travel virtually to a museum or garden! 10. Make your own card.

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Celebrate May 8th

Treat Mom to Carolina Pro Musica with Gaston Early Music series Carolina Pro Musica returns for a 5th season with the GEMS (Gaston Early Music Series). The concert entitled “Love and Surprises

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A great way to spend time with Mom outdoors Outdoor enthusiasts looking for different ways to celebrate Mom this season are looking to the great outdoors and community service projects. Be sure to treat Mom to a nice meal at one of the local restaurants after your community service outing! The Friends of Crowders Mountain, Inc. invites volunteers for trailwork and/or litter pickup. Meet at the Sparrow Springs Visitor Center, 522 Park Office Lane, Kings Mountain, NC at 8:30 a.m.; finish at noon. Brief safety meeting and trail crew leader introductions. Tools, snacks, and water will be provided. Dress appropriately for outdoor work and bring any necessary medications. Trailwork days are heat index(90+) and weather(rain, snow, strong wind, lightning, storms) dependent.

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The South Point High JROTC Honor Guard.

South Point softball player Maggie Mizzell escorts United States Air Force veteran Max Robinson on to the field during South Point softball’s 8th Annual Military Appreciation Day. Robinson served during the post-WWII Occupation of Japan and the Korean War.

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United States Marine Corps veteran David Armstrong is escorted on to the South Point softball infield by head coach Leah Brooks during Military Appreciation Day. Coach Brooks came up with the idea of the event as a way to teach her players about military service.

South Point belts a home run by honoring the US military By John Wilson

Honoring those that served is always a noble endeavor. At South Point High, the Lady Raiders softball team took it the next level during their annual Military Appreciation Day. For eight years the softball team has taken a few moments before a game to pay tribute to American servicemen, both past and present. This year the ceremony took place last week before South Point’s game against Kings Mountain. South Point softball head coach Leah Brooks came up with the format for the event hoping to find a way to teach her players something about military service. “It’s more than softball,” coach Brooks said. “I’ve always wanted my team to be involved in the community. My brother was in the US Navy and I wanted to teach my girls something about the military.” Based on the enthusiasm of everyone involved it looks like coach Brooks and the Lady Raiders are really on to something. The program that South

A commemorative game ball.

Point put together was truly inspiring. Veterans in attendance represented all branches of the Armed Forces of the United States. As part of the program members of the softball team were teamed with a veteran and given a commemorative softball. The ceremony began with the players and vets lined up along the first base line. One by one the veterans were introduced and brought on to the infield by their player escort. As the vets took the field a brief summary of their service and accomplishments was read out over the stadium’s public address system. Before long a line of 20 servicemen was arrayed around the infield from third base on to first base. When the veterans were all in place the United States colors were presented by members of the South Point Navy Junior ROTC. After the colors were in place the National Anthem and the playing of Taps was performed by softball player Annie Pinto. Pinto’s performance of the classic military bugle call

added to the reverence of the observance. The ceremony closed with the veterans throwing out the ceremonial first pitch. The pitch was done in unison with the servicemen tossing their softballs to the players that had escorted them to the field just a few moments before. After the toss the Lady Raiders returned the softballs to the vets as a keepsake. The softballs all had a handwritten message on them that thanked them for their service. As the spectators looked out on to the field, they could not help to realize that they

were in the presence of living history. Those being honored represented over 70 years of military service. The vets gathered in the South Point infield served in various roles ranging from logistics support to infantry. Many saw action in combat zones across the globe from Korea and Vietnam to Lebanon and Iraq. One of the veterans on hand for the event was 90-year-old Max Robinson. Robinson served in the United States Air Force during the post-World War II Occupation of Japan and the Korean Conflict.

As the longest living vet in attendance Mr. Robinson was happy to be a part of the softball team’s effort to honor veterans. In fact, Robinson has participated in every Military Appreciation Day South Point has done since the event’s inception in 2014. Max Robinson understands the importance of paying tribute to not only those servicemen that were at the stadium, but also those that are no longer with us. “I’ve been to every one of them,” Robinson said of the program. “I really enjoy it. Some of my old buddies that used to come are now no lon-

ger here.” While this day may have been about honoring the military there was also a softball game. The Military Appreciation Day was a big success, but unfortunately the Lady Raiders didn’t have a great day on the diamond. South Point lost to Kings Mountain 19-0. While the South Point Lady Raiders may not have won the game, they did something even better. They took a moment to give back to the community. And in the process, they touched the hearts of those they chose to honor.

Veterans from all branches of the armed forces throw in the ceremonial first pitch to members of the South Point softball team during the Lady Raider’s Military Appreciation Day. Photos by John Wilson

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Assistant principals of year finalists named

Who’s Bad, The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience will take the stage May 7th.

Live music at Kings Mountain’s Patriots Park The City of Kings Mountain welcomes Who’s Bad, The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience LIVE at Patriots Park, Saturday, May 7, 2022. Covering the King of Pop’s catalog of hits, Who’s Bad, The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience’s stage show celebrates the life of one of the greatest entertainers in music history. Named #7 tribute band in the country, Who’s Bad is sure to be a show you will not forget. The Party Prophets with Gene Pharr and Cindy Floyd will open the show at 6:00 pm followed by Who’s Bad at 8:30 pm. Look for DJs Tony Cutlass, Eric Bowman, and Johnny B too.

Don’t forget our Cruise-In. It begins at 5:00 pm. All makes and models are welcome. Great food, inflatables for the kids and much more! Best of all, the concert and cruise-in are FREE. Patriots Park is located at 220 South Railroad Avenue, Kings Mountain. For more information on the Concert Series or Cruise-In, contact the City of Kings Mountain’s Special Events Department at 704-730-2101, or visit their website at www. KingsMountainEvents.Com. You may also visit their Facebook page at @cityofkmspecialevents. Get your motor running!

Thank You!

In recognition of National Assistant Principals Week, we would like to congratulate the following educators who were recently named finalists for Gaston County Schools Assistant Principal of the Year. The winner will be announced on Thursday, May 5 during our Evening of Excellence ceremony. The finalists are: Jennifer Bergerson, North Gaston High School Laura Costner, Sadler Elementary Ryan Hatley, Ashbrook High School Janet Ramsey, Robinson Elementary Kimberly Reese, Hol-








brook Middle School Aimee Tolleson, South Point High School




Principals of year finalists named Congratulations to the following principals who were chosen as finalists for the 2022-2023 Gaston County Schools Principal of the Year recognition. The winner will be announced on May 5 during our Evening of Excellence


ceremony. The five finalists are: Josh Allen, Gaston Early College High School; Justin Beam, North Belmont Elementary; Bryan Denton, Hunter Huss High School; Kristin Kiser, Lowell Elementary; Lucretia Rice, Warlick Academy.





Teachers of year finalists named Congratulations to the following employees who are finalists for Gaston County Schools New Teacher of the Year. Janet Smith, W.A. Bess Elementary, Dharma Falls, North Belmont Elementary, Kaela Lipscomb, Grier Middle School, Jamea Marlowe, Woodhill Elementary, Ryan Magill, Cramerton Middle School. The winner will be announced at a ceremony in May. Magill

for supporting the music you love during our Spring Fund Drive!





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Congratulations to the following employees who are finalists for Gaston County Schools Teacher Assistant of the Year. Catina Ford, Tryon Elementary; Brandy Guiton, Lowell Elementary; Penny Mantecon, Sherwood Elementary; Andrea Moore, Sadler Elementary; Crystal Wray, H H Beam Elementary. The winner will be announced at a ceremony in May.


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Belmont Sports Hall of Fame banquet was a hit By Ray Hardee The Belmont Sports Hall of Fame inducted four new honorees on April 19, 2022 at Park Street United Methodist Church. This year’s class earned the recognition and enjoyed the night of devotion to their induction. Cynthia Hibberts did it all! Cynthia always showed up. Last night she showed up again smiling and brimming with enthusiasm on this night of honor. She was a four-year starter in basketball, track, and as a cheerleader. In her sophomore, junior, and senior years, she was the Gold Medal State Champion in track and field for her event of choice- the 100-yard low hurdles. She was co-captain of the basketball team and the cheerleading squad during her senior year. She was the Kiwanis Club Outstanding Athlete of The Year. Plus, she has coached student-athletes on all levels with excellence. Mark Young was perennial MVP in baseball and football. He was All-State in high school football, AllACC player in football, and selected as an East-West High School All-Star as well. But his achievements were not confined to athletic fields. He was selected as a regular Member of the Student Council and in his Senior Year (1985), chosen to be President of His Senior Class, Member of the United Nations Club, and selected as one of the Who’s Who Among American High School Students. Mark’s exploits gave him the opportunity to sign a full scholarship to play college football at Wake Forest University on the Division I level where he was runner-up for ACC Player of the Year and selected for the All-ACC First

Jim Biggerstaff, Adam Hodge, Mike Houston, Phil Tate, Mickey Lineberger. Photos by Roxann Rankin Inductees Mark Young, Migjen Bakalli, George Kitchen, Cynthia Leonard Hibberts.

Belmont mayor Charles Martin and Mike Houston.

Scott Crawford, Mike Houston, Mike McWhorter. Team as a running back. He proudly enjoyed his induction surrounded by family and well-wishers. Migjen Bakali is the alltime South Point High School leader in career scoring with 1606 points as well as the single-season record holder with 658 points scored.

Each of these records have stretched the scoring parameters and will not (if ever) be easily broken. During his senior season, he averaged 25.3 points, 11.1 rebounds, and 6.4 assists while leading South Point to their first sectional title game. Mr. Bakalli still holds the N.C. State re-

cord for eight straight 3-point goals in a single game with a win over the University of Maryland. In addition, he hit six out of six field goal attempts in an NCAA tournament win over the University of Southern Mississippi that is still a Southeast NCAA Tournament Regional record. His 47.7 percent three-point field goal completion percentage still ranks as seventh best all-time at N.C. State. Bakali stood tall as he was

Mike Houston and Gaston Schools superintendent J. Booker.

honored at the banquet. George Kitchen, Belmont legend- born, raised, and stayed was vetted with honors by former athletes. A local Belmont High School (1953-1957) graduate, George invested his life in the local community. Literally hundreds of student-athletes received their tutelage under the wise influence of George Kitchen. From Little League to Belmont Middle School and South Point High School,

Mr. Kitchen served the local sports community with excellence in multiple ways. He has even kept the clocks of Belmont and South Point teams in his spare time. As a coach and servant-leader, he has served the Belmont community with excellence for decades. These honorees are shining examples of athletic excellence and candidates who enjoyed their night of honor.

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In the Matter of the Estate of: SARAH ANN DUFF HINTON, Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS and DEBTORS Having qualified on the 14th day of April, 2022 as Administratrix of the Estate of SARAH ANN DUFF HINTON, deceased, late of Gaston County, North Carolina this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Executor on or before the 28th day of July, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment. This the 27th day of April, 2022 Andrea Duff Shelton, Admin. 3003 Friendship Cove Marietta, GA 30064

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FOR SALE 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 “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)

PORTABLE ELECTRIC SCOREBOARD FOR SALE. Best Offer! Score, Timer, Buzzer. All functions work. (704) 524-8761 ELLIPTICAL MACHINE AND FURNITURE. Elliptical Machine $75, Various settings, measures heart rate and calories burned. Like new! Couch, chair, oversized chair and ottoman $300 Very good condition. (828) 429-9172 dtwebb63@ PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS with Scratch Pads! Press Room Printing. 704-482-2243. (704) 538-5788 POOL LADDER APPROXIMATELY 67 INCHES. FOR above ground pool, new already assembled $60. Solid Oak Kitchen Chairs, 4/$80, 6/$120. (704) 418-1938 KOBOTA TRACTOR. L26 HP, scoop in haul, boom pole, 5 Ft. bush hog and disc harrow, $10,000. 704-418-2178. leave message. 66 NEW WESTERN NOVELS. $1 each. 60 New Large Miscellanous Books, $1.50 each.1 Cubie exerciser, $75. (704) 825-5701 $40 COUPON. Great Deal! Scooterman John has $40 coupon for any used chair in April 2022. Call Scooterman John (704) 951-4224

PLANTS FOR SALE. Hosta, Yellow Bells, Iris, Daylily, early blooming trees. 828-245-0245. CEMETERY PLOTS FOR SALE Great Deal! Two cemetery plots for sale in the Garden of Atonement section, Cleveland Memorial Park, Boiling Springs, NC. Retail price for a plot is $1,850 each. Will sell one for $600 or both for $1,000. A great perk also for the buyer is that they get approx $2,000 credit at the cemetery to apply towards a grave marker, etc. The buyer will pay the transfer fee ($250). Great deal!! (704) 473-9382 3 CEMETERY PLOTS. in Mountain Rest Cemetery in Kings Mountain. $2,500 for all 3 or OBO. Will sell separately. 704-692-4955 REFRIGERATORS, STOVES, WASHERS, DRYERS. Discount Prices. 1205 Earl Road, Shelby NC. (704) 487-4443 NASCAR HERO POST CARDS. In great condition, protected in notebooks. 1980s through 2000. Various drivers. 828-429-3842.

BUILDINGS, GARAGES, SHOPS with Concrete Slab. “We Got’Em” and “We do them Turn Key” J. Johnson Sales INC., Forest City, NC. 828-2455895. 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 FLAG POLES & FLAGS. 15ft., 20ft., 25ft. “All American Made!” Delivery and installation is available. J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City, NC. Call 828245-5895. CARPORTS, GARAGES, RV COVERS, BOAT TRACTOR COVERS IN STOCK. Areas largest on site display. Best Selection, Options. Quality you can getting one place! J. Johnson Sales, Inc. Forest City, NC. 828-245-5895. STORAGE BUILDINGS. “We Buy, Sell, Trade” J. Johnson Sales INC. Forest City, NC 828245-5895. RENT TO OWN CARPORTS, BUILDINGS GARAGES. J. Johnson Sales Inc., Forest City, NC. Call 828-245-5895. 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.

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@ 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. 1997 SHELBY HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION DVS. FOR SALE. Call for info. (803) 6276067 RIDING/PUSH MOWERS, GARDEN TILLERS, GOKARTS, MINI-BIKES. Ready to mow. All in excellent condition. Can deliver, 30+ years experience in repair work. 828980-0853, 704-476-9383. 2 CEMETERY PLOTS FOR SALE. $1,000. Cleveland Memorial Park, Shelby, NC. 828657-1951. $40 COUPON. Great Deal! Scooterman John has $40 coupon for any used chair in April 2022. Call Scooterman John (704) 951-4224 CEMETERY LOTS FOR SALE. Cleveland Mem. Park $2000.00. (828) 657-1951

RENT TO OWN TRAILERS. DUMPS, GOOSENECK, ENCLOSED, EQUIPMENT, CAR HAULERS, ALL TRAILERS - RENT TO OWN 24, 36 &48 MONTHS. “NO CREDIT CHECK”. J JOHNSON SALES, FOREST CITY, NC 828-245-5895 “AVAILABLE NC, SC, TN, GA”. ALL METAL GARAGES. Big Discounts! Zero down. Call for more details. 828-382-0455. 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

WANT TO BUY WE BUY JUNK VEHICLES WE BUY JUNK CARS, TRUCKS AND VANS, PAYING CASH!!!! (704) 4875244 CASH FOR YOUR CAR running or not, title or no title. Call Charles Dellinger at Red Road Towing. 704-692-6767, (704) 487-0228 LOOKING TO PURCHASE VINTAGE FIREARMS. For restoring or parts. Grips, boxes, any gun related items. Rifles, pistols. Preferred 22’s. (704) 600-8560 DANNY’S AUTOWERKS. Buying used or junk cars. Competitive prices. Call Danny 828-289-3081 or Jimmy 828289-1175.

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

Deadline: Friday at 12:00 Noon







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

DONKEYS FOR SALE. (2) 10 month old jacks. $150 each. 704-692-8752 ANGUS BULLS, A.I. BRED, WEANED and all shots and dewormed. Call 704-477-9054

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.

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

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) 9622217

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

WANTED: OLD AND NEW AMMO. Reloading supplies. Call 828-245-6756 or cell # 828-289-1488. 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

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

BOATS 1967, 16 FT. STARCRAFT BOAT with trolling motor and 1982 trailer, $1,000. Call 704473-0257

CARS & TRUCKS SPRING SPECIAL! THREE BLACK & THREE CHOCOLATE Lab puppies. AKC Registered. Parents on site. Champion Bloodline. Excellent disposition. Vet checked and ready to go! $700. (704) 9148241 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 REGISTERED ROTTWEILER PUPS. Tails docked and dew claws removed. Vaccinations and worming up to date. Nice big pups. $1400. (828) 4479976

BEAUTIFUL BOSTON TERRIER PUPPIES. I have 4 male CKC Boston Terrier puppies looking for loving homes. Parents on site. Will have 1st shots and dewormed. Vet health check. Taking deposits now $1000 (704) 616-6114 DENISEBROWN344@GMAIL.COM GERMAN POLICE AND LAB MIX, $300. Bird dog, $75; small Chihuahua and Feist mix, $75. All male. (704) 473-8300

2010 TOYOTA 4RUNNER. (Limited), 4WD, 90,576 mi, great condition. Serious inquiries only. $25,200. 704-4770399 2006 TOYOTA CAMRY. 211,000 miles, $5500, well maintained, clean inside and out, non-smoker, runs very well with no mechanical issues. Willing to negotiate. (980) 2331462 1983 FORD CROWN VICTORIA. White, Automatic, New Tires & Battery, Excellent Condition, 93,000 miles, $4500. (704) 629-5929

FREE TO GOOD HOME. Blonde male cat, 10 months old, neutered, shots UTD, very loving & friendly. (704) 3096065

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

PETS & LIVESTOCK POODLE PUPPIES BORN MARCH 6. Tails docked, declawed, owner responsible for shots. Ready April 21. Will be 15-18lbs. $900. 828-305-2181.

YOUNG FAINTING BILLY GOATS. Asking $200.00 each. 828-248-8060.

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


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


CAMPERS SCENIC RIDGE COUNTRY CAMPGROUND. Cherryville, NC. Cabins. RV Spots, Daily Weekly, Monthly, Seasonal Sites. (704) 435-0938 CAMPERS Don’t Wait! 2005 Eagle Camper 34ft. Located at Lake James Landing, Gated Community, Lake View, Close to Dock. Call for Details 828245-1660 or 828-429-0559

MOTORCYCLES & ATVS LABRADOODLE BROWNIE Labradoodle, medium size. Up to date on shots, wormed and looking for a good home now. Parents tested and cleared. Born 2/25/22. $800 (252) 999-0720 mlshirley@

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


FOR RENT CLEVELAND COUNTY 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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2001 HONDA 1000. Low miles, lots of extra, excellent condition. Sell or trade. $2700 OBO. 828-429-8833.



BEACH HOUSE AT OCEAN LAKES. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, sleeps 6. Golf cart included. Weeks and long weekends available. 704-473-1494. OCEAN LAKES MYRTLE BEACH. Cottage N34. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, den, kitchen, dining, covered deck, near country store. Call Dorcas, 803-7182659.

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

NEED TO PURCHASE. 3-5 acres with home. (704) 4721247

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

LION HEAD RABBITS FOR SALE. $40 each. Please text (704) 466-2656

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

SCENIC RIDGE COUNTRY CAMGROUND. Cherryville, NC. Cabins. RV Spots, Daily Weekly, Monthly, Seasonal Sites. (704) 435-0938

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

HUGE, REFRESHED APARTMENTS! GREAT LOCATION! Love where you live! Available now! 2 bed/1bath; approx 1000 sqft. Modernized large floorpan, ample bedrooms with two closets, eat in kitchen, washer/dryer hookups. Professionally managed by Property Management Corp. Call today to schedule a tour or apply. 704-705-4516. (704) 705-4516 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. CHRISTIAN SENIOR PERSON OR COUPLE. To rent furnished mobile home with washer & dryer on private lot, Stoney Point Road, Kings Mtn. 1 year lease required. $700 per month. (704) 829-0703 MOVE IN SPECIAL. 2 & 3 Bedroom, deposit required. $200 weekly rates. Includes power and water. NO PETS. (704) 473-4299 2&3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Nice and clean, water furnished. Oak Grove Community, Kings Mtn. Call or text, 704-739-0259. RUTHERFORD COUNTY 1BR APARTMENT, 2BR HOUSE in historic district. Walk to downtown. Quiet neighborhood. Energy efficient. Carport. Income & residences references required. Reply to 144 South Broadway Street, Forest City NC 28043. 2 & 3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Small private park between Spindale and Forest City. Starting at $550 per month. 828-382-0475.

FIND IT IN THE CLASSIFIEDS RESIDENCES AT HUMBOLDT PARK (55+) Refreshed Units Available Now! Quiet, Comfortable, 55+ Community. Shelby’s best Senior Living! Be at Home, in a Humboldt home. Call Property Management Corp today or come by for a tour. 715 Dellinger Rd, Shelby, 704-705-4516 or 704705-4533 (Leave a message if voicemail) (704) 705-4533 rentals@thehumboldtpark. net






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Susan Martello and Josh Toal staffed the info Magician Rob Westcott, his bunny and Jackbooth. son and Daniel Gurganus. eating goats. Food trucks were offering tasty vittles and other vendors had their wares on sale as well. Up the road on E. Catawba St. The Belmont Historical Society Museum held its first Living History Day in quite a while. Not only was the museum open for people to peruse its many fascinating artifacts, but the grounds outside had numerous interesting living history displays and demonstrations. The Keep

FESTIVALS From Page 1 in America. It also claims the title “America’s Favorite 1980s Tribute Band”. At any rate, the combo put on a great show that had folks on their feet dancing a variety of gigues. Saturday saw the return of Garibaldifest. Stowe Park was full of people enjoying the many attractions and features that were on offer including Belmont’s now-famous kudzu

The kudzu eating goats drew a crowd. They like crackers too.

Belmont Beautiful group was there as well, holding its annual plant sale and brightening up the scene with bountiful bouquets of colorful flowers.

A smattering of the Garibaldi Fest crowd.

Gaston Christian School middle school students reading from a play “Back to Summer”.

Photos by Alan Hodge


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