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Belmont’s oldest piece of public art is a treasure By Alan Hodge

Belmont has been making great strides in the area of public art, but there’s one piece that predates all the others by a wide margin. Long before Belmont’s City Hall became the center of the town’s municipal government, it was a U.S. Post Office, constructed in 1938. In that building is a reminder of those days when the federal government’s New Deal was in full swing in the form of a mural entitled “Major William Chronicle and His South Fork Boys”. Many thousands of people over the years have seen the mural, but not that many know about the artist, Peter DeAnna, who painted it, how he went about his work in

Belmont in 1940, and the fact that the mural as folks see it today was not his first choice of theme. DeAnna was one of a small army of artists that the Works Projects Administration (WPA) sent out across the land during the Great Depression to create public art, perform music, and take photos of everything from poor folks to national park vistas. Overall, from 1934 to 1943, over 1,300 murals and 300 sculptures were commissioned by the federal government nationwide. Artwork for post offices was supposed to This mural “Major William Chronicle and His South Fork Boys” inside Belmont city hall dates to 1940 and is the town’s first and reflect the heritage or history oldest piece of public art. Photo by Alan Hodge of the town where it was located. Most of the post office Treasury Department. at age sixteen for a work en- scribing what he was doing. best in me.” murals were funded by the The phrase “revising The Belmont Post Office titled “China Boy.” “This past week I have been Section of Fine Arts under the mural was DeAnna’s first According to the book working from scaffold,” he drawing in several places” is paying art job. A native of “New Deal Art in N.C.” by penned. “The white lead ad- likely a reference to changes Uniontown, Penn., DeAnna Anita Price Davis, DeAnna hesive has caught hold quite DeAnna was told to make had grown up in Washington, came to Belmont in June 1940 well. Work is slowly nearing to his original idea of havD.C., and received “formal” to start his project when he completion. I am striving for ing the mural show a Native art training of sorts at the was just 19 years old. While more quality of paint texture. American encampment with Washington Boys Club. A he was in town, he wrote Also revising drawing in sev- women tanning hides and natural talent, DeAnna won letters to WPA Art Admin- eral places as you suggested. hauling grain near a hut. first prize at a local art show istrator Edward Rowan de- I assure you I am giving it the See ART, Page 4

Did Lincoln’s mother live in Belmont? By Alan Hodge

Belmont author Jack Morris is seen with a copy of the book he wrote about gold mining near Kershaw, S.C. Photo by Alan Hodge

Gold fever still grips our area By Alan Hodge

Prior to the California gold rush of 1849, our area was part of the top gold producing region in America. In fact, from 1860 until the Civil War, gold mining was along with farming one of the primary occupations not only

in Gaston County, but across the Piedmont in general. So much gold was found in our local area that a branch of the U.S. Mint was set up in Charlotte in 1836 to handle it. As early as the 1700s there were a number of gold producing mines in Belmont, See GOLD, Page 6

One of American history’s most controversial mysteries- who the biological father of Abraham Lincoln actually washas roots in a Belmont neighborhood. In the early part of the 19th century, Lincoln’s mother, Nancy Hanks, as well as her mother Mandy and sister Lucy, are said to have not only spent time in what would eventually become Belmont, but according to some folks conceive Abe while she was in this part of Gaston County- with someone other than Tom Lincoln, Abe’s “legal” daddy. As a girl in the early 19th century, Nancy and the other girls supposedly visited her uncle Dicky Hanks who lived on land off what is now South Point Rd. To commemorate that time, there’s a stone and bronze marker on the site where Uncle Dicky’s log cabin is said to have stood. The monument is at the very end of See LINCOLN, Page 3

Belmont author and historian Jack Page remembers camping near the Hanks monument when it was in the woods long before any houses were built nearby.


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R ECOLLECTIONS AND R EFLECTIONS Snowball and Sniff Sniff Next time you are in downtown Belmont or Mt. Holly observe the folks strolling the sidewalk. A lot of these personages are mommies pushing baby carts. One day I saw a cart to which the mommy had harnessed a large dog and he was happily pulling the cart and its passenger along. This got me to thinking about a few of the more interesting mutts I have encountered over the years not counting the ones that tried to bite me. When I was a teenybopper living on Delgany Drive in the Queen City, a girl down the street had a huge Samoyed dog named Snowball. If you don’t know what a Samoyed looks like then Google it and you will see how Snowball is the perfect name for one. Anyway, Snowball had a pet of his own- a white chicken. Theirs was a match made in heaven. The chicken got to live in Snowball’s doghouse and share his dog food. Snowball had a friend with benefits. The benefit being the fact that the chicken would get up on top of Snowball as he lay on the ground and peck the fleas from Snowball’s fur. I could never figure out if the chicken thought he was a dog or Snowball thought he was a chicken. There’s a lesson in that somewhere for human beings. Another Delgany Drive dog story involves a kid that lived on the next street over named Gene Brasington and his white German shepherd named Cosmo. This was way before leash laws and Cosmo roamed his stretch of road at will and ruled it with an iron paw. One day I was walking

down the street and heard a sound behind me that resembled a horse running on dirt. I turned to see a black dog making great haste and Cosmo right on his tail with fire in his eyes. The sound I heard was Cosmo’s toenails tearing up the ground as he pursued the trespasser. In just a few minutes Cosmo caught his quarry and tore the black dog out of the frame. Later that year, Cosmo sat with us around the TV at Gene’s house and watched as an astronaut supposedly landed on the moon. Cosmo seemed unimpressed. The last Delgany dog I recall was a stray we called Sniff Sniff. This cur knew every garbage can around and knocked over most of them at some point. He lived by wherever his nose led him and sniffed everything and everyone alike. Once he chased the neighbor’s monkey up a tree and stood below sniffing as hard as he could sniff while the monkey hit him with a stick. That’s the truth. We had a chihuahua dog named Tina. It belonged to my stepfather. Tina had watery eyes and yapped like all of that breed do. Tina’s bed was a box under the bathroom sink. For punishment, my stepfather would banish Tina to the box. For punishment I too would be sent to the bathroom usually after a cuffing. This is where Tina learned the principle- “stuff rolls downhill” for as soon as the bathroom door was closed and Tina and I became cellmates then Tina would get a taste of my P.F. Flyer sneaker. By and by Tina was exiled to Catawba Heights to live on

Spring 2022 graduates announced at UA The University of Alabama awarded 5,907 degrees during its spring commencement ceremonies on May 6-8, 2022. With a beautiful campus, dozens of challenging academic programs, expert faculty and numerous opportunities for service and growth. Thomas Withers of Belmont has received the following degree from The University of Alabama: Bachelor of Science in Commerce & Business Administration.

Russell graduates College of Charleston Colton Russell of Belmont, NC, recently graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the College of Charleston. Russell was among more than 1,450 students who received degrees. Located in the heart of historic Charleston, South Carolina, the College of Charleston is a nationally recognized public liberal arts and sciences university. Founded in 1770, the College is among the nation’s top universities for quality education.

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Ferstle A v e . with my grandmother Mozelle and her second husband Alan Hodge R a l p h Banner-News Editor Huffstetler. In his younger days Ralph had been in the French Foreign Legion and later the Coast Guard in WWII but that’s another story. Anyway, no sooner had Tina arrived than a hound dog next door made her acquaintance and the result of this fling and unholy union was a creature named Buster who never met a vertical surface he didn’t like/mark. I am sure most of you have a dog story. There are lots of them in literature as well- Lassie, Old Yeller, etc. Maybe the hyena you currently have will be food for thought in years to come just like Snowball, Cosmo, Sniff Sniff, and poor ol Tina.

Connect the Dots: It’s all about Him: Common By Dennis Siracusa For two years Covid-19 has caused all of us to adjust; sometimes because of the illness itself, but oftentimes by dictates from our government, various agencies, the media, or even Hollywood influencers. Who are we to believe? I ask because we place confidence in many sources that may not be as reliable as we’d hoped. An article this week talked about not just accepting our population in egregiously bad physical shape. Who is asleep at the common sense wheel? To make sense of how we perceive things we must understand how we are constructed. Many believe we are a marvelous and often mysterious evolved entity with a conscious mind and subconscious ability. In contrast, God says He created us in His image with obvious bodies, our soul or heart as some call it, consisting of our mind, will and emotions, AND our spirit which is awesome even starting out because it has miraculously been imbedded with our

consciences, intuition, and a one way communication link to Him. In both of these cases, evolution or creation, common sense is learned through experiences. I love the Farmers Insurance quote… “We’ve learned a thing or two.” It not only points to the existence of common sense but the wisdom of paying attention to it. By definition, common sense is sound judgement or level headedness and this sounds good except that definitions are fickle. My definition of sound judgement and yours may be quite different. For instance if you and I differ on the morality of robbing a store or murdering someone, our thinking may differ just as wildly when we consider… welllll… anything! Evolutionists have a thorny problem confronting them. Their morality shifts and changes according to human situation ethics. God’s morality, however, is fixed and His Holy Spirit and His Word always point to that fixed foundation. Once God’s morality is in place we can trust common sense. Romans 12:2 ESV tells us “Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewal of your mind.” And this happens by listen-


ing to the Holy Spirit and by studying God’s Word and it is a process. In 1776 Thomas Paine released a pamphlet entitled “Common Sense.” It ignited a revolution by condemning the arbitrary rule over America of Britain’s King George III and his parliament. It encouraged the colonists to rise up against their oppressors. The kings of England had ruled over the American colonies since their beginnings, but just because Americans had become used to that rule, it didn’t justify its heavy oppressive dictates. When Thomas Paine wrote these pamphlets they were so filled with acceptable common sense he kept writing and publishing. We would do well to consider this today. We are not ruled from outside today but from the inside and oppressive weights can and are being placed on America because many in leadership are led by humanistic standards, not by God. As we traverse new election periods let’s remember that. What should our litmus test be? Should we elect someone based on name recognition or accountability to God? What does common sense tell us?

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Dr. Hugh Dussek to present “What were they thinking?” On Tuesday June 28, 7:00 pm the Mount Holly Historical Society will host their first live history program since February 2020. Dr Hugh Dussek, a native of London, will present the British perspective on the issues of the Revolutionary War, the people and battles in the backcountry of the Carolinas. Please join us at the Mount Holly Historical Society’s

Museum 131 S. Main St. in downtown Mount Holly. The backcountry of the Carolinas played a key role in the later stages of the Revolutionary War. The British southern strategy fell apart due to the determined resistance of local Patriots in the Carolinas- a development which ultimately led to the surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown.

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pregnant with Abe during her Gaston County days, that tale too has taken on folkloric proportions. One theory is that Adam Springs of McAdenville is the father of Abe. Folks that follow that line of thinking point out that Springs and Abe bear a striking resemblance to one another and that Nancy had often visited Springs to do chores- and whatever else the days might have brought. Billy Miller’s book “McAdenville, Spun From the Wilderness” declares, “The story goes on that she was forced to leave the area because of her relationship with Adam, and was taken in by Abraham Enloe of Rutherfordton, NC. When it became evident that she would bear a child, the wife of Abraham

LINCOLN From Page 1 Hanks Creek Lane off Dorie Drive in the Pinsto development near South Point High School. The marker was put up in 1923 by descendants of C. T. Stowe, namely Samuel Pinckney Stowe, who at that time owned the land where the cabin was situated and features the bas relief of a cabin and rail fence. Words inscribed on the plaque read, “This stone marks the site of the log cabin home of Dicky Hanks, an uncle of Nancy Hanks, mother of Abraham Lincoln. Nancy spent much of her girlhood with her uncle.” The rock that forms the base of the monument was supposedly dragged to the spot by mules and, according to author and historian the late Minnie Stowe Puett, was placed where the chimney to Uncle Dicky’s cabin was located. Hanks Creek runs near the monument and prompted Puett to describe the pastoral scene. “At the foot of the hill, under the spreading beeches, still bubbles the family spring where Nancy often quenched her thirst,” Puett wrote. Uncle Dicky was said to often quench his thirst too, but not with water, and is referred to in some texts as a “shiftless sort of fellow.” The tale of Nancy’s activities in our area is as tangled

Page 3 Enloe insisted she leave.” Miller’s book contains photos of Adam Springs and Lincoln and readers can draw their own conclusions. Local author and historian Jack Page, one of the founders of the Belmont Historical Society and co-author of “Images of America: Belmont” is familiar with the Hanks tale. “I used to camp near the stone monument long before there was a housing development there,” Page said. “I even tried gold panning in Hanks Creek and found a few flakes.” But Page has done research on the Hanks story and says he believes it is not as iron clad as some folks think. “My reading uncovered the fact that in the time period that Dicky lived in the cabin

that there were about a dozen girls named Nancy Hanks between Gaston and Rutherford counties,” Page said. “I don’t want to offend anyone but there is a lot of evidence to the contrary that the Belmont Nancy Hanks might not have been the one that was Lincoln’s mother.” Nonetheless, the story of a girl named Nancy Hanks and her Belmont days is an intriguing one. For those interested in digging deeper, and coming to one’s own conclusions, a trip to the Main Gaston County Library’s NC history room will provide plenty of food for thought on the subject, and a trip to actually see the Hanks monument, the icing on the cake.

The Hanks monument on Hanks Creek Lane in Pinsto was erected in 1923. Photo by Alan Hodge as the whiskers in her son’s beard and the fate of the cabin likewise. As far as the cabin goes, in his book “Between Two Rivers”, author Ross Yockey quotes Puett as saying the cabin was bought by a man named Sam Ewing who used the logs to construct a granary. In turn, the granary was torn down and the logs recycled by C.T. Stowe for a cotton shed. Legette Blythe’s book “Robert Lee Stowe: Pioneer

in Textiles” declares that the cabin was moved from its original spot on “Uncle Sammy” Stowe’s to land at another Stowe home where it sat for years before eventually being sheltered by a shed. An undated, black and white photo of what is purported to be the cabin appears in Blythe’s book. Then there’s Nancy’s Belmont area love life. As far as Nancy and the possibility that she became

Library Summer Reading program is here Summer Reading is here. There’s an Ocean of Possibilities waiting for you to explore this summer! All Gaston County library locations have many fun events and programs planned, so make sure you’re checking back in frequently so you don’t miss a thing! Summer Reading records can be picked up at any location. There are three levels of Summer Reading programs: Children’s, Teens, and Adults. The Children’s program includes reading for 15 minutes each day & filling out a reading record to track progress & earn prizes along the way. TEENS: read six books over the summer, fill out a reading card, choose a finishing prize

The City of Belmont Parks and Rec Dept. is excited to kick off our mobile recreation Summer Season. All ages are welcome and we will have activities like sidewalk chalk, disc golf, spikeball, basketball, and so much more! Please come out and see us from the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Please call our office @ 704-825-8191 with any questions. We will see you there!

& be entered into a grand prize drawing. ADULTS: read four books over the summer, fill out a reading card, choose a finishing prize & be entered into a grand prize drawing. **multiple records can be completed & entered into the Grand Prize drawing, but only one finishing prize will be given** Gaston County Public Library Youth Services Paperless Record options: Children’s Readsquared: Adult GoodReads: https://bit. ly/2022GastonAdultSummerReading #gcplreads #summerreading #summerreading2022 #oceanofpossibilities

The City of Belmont Parks and Rec Dept. will host the first event at their newly completed skate park on Saturday, June 25th. The event will include food trucks, music, a skateboarding demonstration and more! The Skate park location is 1401 E. Catawba St. For more information please call 704-825-8191.

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Billy Eugene Gattis 94, of Belmont passed away June 16, 2022, at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. He was born August 30, 1927, in Gaston County, North Carolina, a son of the late Archie Green Gattis and Rebecca Sellers Gattis. Billy was an electrician and later in life, he was selfemployed as an industrial mechanic. He was a charter member of Unity Baptist Church in Belmont. Billy loved bluegrass music, and he was an outstanding bass player for the band, The Possum Hunters. Not only was he an avid musician, but Billy was an excellent woodworker and enjoyed making different musical instru-

ments. He also had a great imagination and the ability to fabricate anything. Billy spent a lot of time and appreciated caring for his vegetable garden each summer. Mostly, Billy was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Billy is survived by his devoted wife of 74 years, Dorothy Kimray Gattis; sons, David (Vickie) Gattis and Daniel (Mary) Gattis; daughter, Donna (Charles) Craig, grandchildren, Tara Gattis and Laura (Frank) Chesser; great-grandchildren, Nate and Van Chesser; brother, Jerry Gattis; niece, Diane (Bill) Byrum; nephews, Jeff (Kelley) Gattis and Tommy (Kim) Gattis, Larry

(Debbie) Kimray, Barry (Robin) Kimray. In addition to Billy’s parents, he is preceded in death by his brother John Gattis. The family received friends at McLean Funeral Directors of Belmont, NC on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at 10 am. Following the visitation, a funeral service was at 11 am in Bumgardner Chapel of McLean Funeral Directors of Belmont with Rev. Joe Lawing officiating. Burial was at Greenwood Cemetery. Condolence messages may be sent online at McLean Funeral Directors of Belmont is serving the Gattis family.

The NC Cooperative Extension Gaston Couty will be offering the following workshop: Matter of Balance Tues., August 2nd - September 20th (includes 8 sessions). 9-11am | in-person at the Lucile Tatum Center (959 Osceola St., Gastonia). You will learn to: View falls as controllable Make changes to reduce fall risks at home Set goals for increasing activity Exercise to increase strength and balance You should consider attending this program if you: Want to improve balance, flexibility and strength Are concerned about falls or have fallen in the past Have restricted activities because of falling concerns Facilitators: Pam Bryson & Dana Croston Need a ride to this workshop? If you are currently registered to ride ACCESS through the Senior Transportation program at DSS, you can make an appointment for this workshop. If you are not currently riding ACCESS and are at least 60 years old, call 704.862.7540 to enroll in Senior Transportation. No cost to participants. Sponsored by Centralina Area Agency on Aging and Gaston Adult Services. To register: Contact Linda J. Minges by July 26th - linda_minges@ncsu. edu or 704.922.2127.

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The first plan also featured the Indian men planting corn with one brave holding a bow and standing with his bare backside turned towards the viewer. In the final painting as it appears today, the hut became a tent, and the Indians were transformed into the South Fork Boys lounging around a campfire in October 1780 prior to marching to Kings Mountain to take

DeAnna’s painting technique has been characterized as “ simple, calm, a little rough, but daringly old-fashioned. He also can be delicately precise when he wants to.” These words describe the Belmont painting quite well. In 2006, DeAnna’s work was freshened up at a cost of around $6,000- eight times what he was paid to do it in the first place. More New Deal art in our area: Gastonia, NC Post Office “Cotton Field and Spinning Mill” – oil on canvas by

Francis Speight (1938). Lincolnton, NC Post Office “Threshing Grain” – oil on canvas by Richard Jansen (1938). Kings Mountain, NC “Battle of Kings Mountain” by Veronica Burkhard. This canvas was painted in 1941 with Treasury Section funding for the town’s post office. It was in city hall for a while and is now in the Kings Mountain Museum of History that provided the image.


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part in the upcoming battle there. The white horse in the current version is where the bare-backed bowman would have stood. DeAnna was paid $730 for his labors in Belmont and went on to paint another mural in Maryland. When World War II came, he enlisted and served as a military artist. Later, he went to work for the Smithsonian Institution and painted many of the works seen in the National Air and Space Museum there. He retired in 1979 and died in 1980 at age 59 of cancer.

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North Carolina’s oldest general store still going strong By Alan Hodge

If you want to see what a community dry goods and hardware store looked like 100 or more years ago, then you need to hop in your car and head for Washburn’s General Store near Bostic in Rutherford County. Washburn’s General Store is the oldest, continuously

operating, family owned, retail business in North Carolina. It was first established in 1831 as a tavern on the Lincoln-Rutherford counties stagecoach line by Benjamin Washburn, and has been handed down through brothers and sons to his current owner great-great nephew Edward Nollie Washburn III.

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The National Department of the Interior inducted the General Store, the family mansion, a classic wooden barn built in 1915, and several other buildings as a historic district in 2002. The other structures include several rental houses, a funeral home, a 1915 powerhouse, and a pump house. The Washburn family mansion-house located across the street from the store has a twin in Belmont, the Albert Hand House at 211 N. Main St., that was built in 1907. In 1914, Nollie Washburn traveled to Belmont and bought a copy of the Hand House blueprints for two dollars. A Washburn ledger reveals that it cost $8,005 to build the house. Materials for the massive Tuscan columns on the front porch cost $240. Slate for the roof set Washburn

Washburn’s General Store, 2426 Bostic-Sunshine Highway. back $226 and maple flooring another $117. The store’s present location opened in the late 1920s. It’s the fourth building the business has been in. The Store’s original building actually stood on the other side of the Washburn’s Crossroads to its current home. It began as a tavern, inn, and mercantile store that served stagecoaches traveling between Rutherford and Lincoln counties. Today, Washburn’s General Store operates as a business, local hangout, and tourist attraction- pretty much in that order. Thirsty? Grab a cold, bottled Blenheim ginger ale or Cheerwine. As you cool your esophagus, let your eyes feast on the multitudinous amount of old timey “stuff”

available for sale at Washburn’s. Here’s a partial list- Aladdin oil lamps and lanterns, aluminum wash tubs, butter churns, pottery, kraut crocks, cast iron pots and skillets, Amish molasses old time stick candy, pine tar soap, canning supplies, pecan pickers, local sourwood honey, all types of jams and jellies, Radio Flyer wagons, Troutman rocking chairs, old time ice cream churns, wood stoves, handmade afghans, and canning supplies. Need a new pair of overalls? Washburn’s sells Pointer brand in sizes small enough to fit a tot or big enough to serve as Omar’s tent. Other fascinating features of Washburn’s Store include a 3,800-pound safe, a reminder that Edgar Nollie

Washburn was once president of the First State Bank of Bostic. Legend has it that during the Great Depression, Edgar went to the Federal Reserve in Charlotte and brought back two suitcases of cash to keep the bank open. Washburn’s General Store is a great place stop by on your way to the mountains or Lake Lure. It’s a short trip that will form long lasting memories. Washburn’s General Store is open every day but Sunday and Wednesday. Hours Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It’s located at 2426 Bostic-Sunshine Highway. The phone is 828-245-4129.

Congrats to Audrey Hunt (center), a volunteer recently recognized as the “Extension Champion for Family & Consumer Sciences Program” in Gaston Co. Audrey serves Extension in many ways - facilitating workshops; supporting two volunteer groups (Gaston County Extension & Community Association and the Extension Master Food Volunteer Program); assisting with marketing - radio spotlights and podcasts; as well as community networking with health fairs and community events.

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The City of Mt. Holly has a beautiful new mural done by Charlotte artist Sydney Duarte. It measures 50-feet wide by 14-feet high and is done on the side of the Arts on the Greenway building beside the Municipal Center. Go check it out.

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Mount Holly, Stanley, Cherryville, and that includes one operation that dredged the shores of the Catawba River.

In his book “Early History of Belmont and Gaston County, Robert Lee Stowe, Sr., gave a glimpse at local prospecting. “There was considerable gold mining going on in this country before the Civil War and some years afterwards,”

Gold panning returns to Reed Gold Mine for the 2022 season A fun activity soon will return to Reed Gold Mine. Visitors again will be able to pan for gold from April 1-Oct. 31, Tuesdays through Saturdays, weather permitting. Tickets are $3 per pan (plus tax) for individuals 8 and older and are available for sale at the site gift shop counter. Space is limited and there is a limit of two tickets per person. There are no advance reservations and tickets will be sold first-come, firstserved. Session times will be sold and filled in order throughout the day. Individual panning “stations” will be marked along each of the three troughs. These stations, spread around the three troughs, allow a total of 50 panners during each timed session. There are seven panning sessions throughout the day, each lasting 30 minutes. The session times are 9:15, 10:15, and 11:15 a.m. and 1, 2, 3 and 4

p.m.. Tickets will be assigned a station number at the panning area to ensure stations will be properly assigned. All visitors must remain in their section during the entire session. Instructors are available to assist those with limited or no experience in gold panning. For additional information, please call (704) 7214653 or email reed@ncdcr. gov. Reed Gold Mine (9621 Reed Gold Mine Rd., Midland, N.C.) is in southeastern Cabarrus County 12 miles southeast of Concord, 25 miles east of Charlotte, and 18 miles west of Albemarle. Hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The site is closed on Sunday, Monday and on major holidays. Admission is free. Reed Gold Mine is part of the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, Division of State Historic Sites, Office of Archives and History.

Stowe wrote in 1951. “The Leeper mine was worked more than a hundred years ago and was considered a rich mine. The Wells mine was located just north of Sterling Mill and was worked extensively during the 1870s. Before the Civil War there was a place about two miles south of the Southern Railway bridge where a gold vein crossed the river. The people of the neighborhood would get a flat boat in the summertime and use a long handle and scoop up the sand and gravel from the river bottom and wash it for gold. This was a tedious process but I understand they made good wages. Sometime in the late 1890s a man built a dredge boat and had a steam shovel affair with which he scooped up the sand. He was said to have gotten a considerable amount of gold but could not handle the dredge when there was a rise in the river which was pretty often. There came a freshet in the river and washed the boat away and the scheme was abandoned.” In Catawba Heights, a small gold mine was operated on the Smith farm around the turn of the 20th century. The site was located near Fite Creek and was a large depression in the ground with crude machinery for sifting rocks. As the story goes, gold was found, but a cave-in nearly cost one miner his life and the digging was halted. Today, that very area is located behind one of the new River West warehouses on Cason St. Down the South Point Road near Belmont, a gold mine was operated as early as the American Revolution. The first owner of the mine was Matthew Leeper who later sold the land to C.T. Stowe. It was later passed down to historian and author Minnie Stowe Puett. Miners from as far away as Georgia worked the digs said to have produced gold in great amounts until it closed at an undetermined date. In Mount Holly, an Italian named Chevalier Riva de Finola set up gold mines west

of Tuckaseege Ford around 1830 and had them worked by several families of Irish Catholic immigrants. These families would eventually establish St. Joseph’s Church, the fourth oldest Catholic house of worship in North Carolina. The church still stands on NC 273 just outside of town and a NC Highway Historical Marker mentions the miners. Stanley was a good place to look for gold in days gone by. Author Joyce Handsel wrote a report on early 1800s gold mining in Stanley for the Brevard Station Museum there. She described the conditions for miners and their families as “crude and primitive” with poor to non-existent job training and rough living conditions. One Stanley area mine named “Duffey’s” was located on the South Fork River close to Spencer Mountain near present-day Lowell. An ad Handsel cited in the Feb. 17, 1847 “Mecklenburg Jeffersonian” newspaper showed the mine as part of a 175-acre tract for sale and declared “a large quantity of ore had been raised”. The mine was still operating in 1878. Handsel also mentions another Stanley dig called Moore gold mine in her work. This mine was on land southwest of town owned by Alexander Moore. It was first worked by the Moore family, then by a William Folger, then sold in 1832 to Cabarrus Gold Mining Co. of North Carolina. Other Stanley area gold mines were owned by folks such as Samuel Rankin, Thomas Rhyne, and Peter Smith, whose occupation in the 1850 U.S. Census had him pegged as a “miner”. Another local author, Jack Morris of Belmont, has penned a gold mining book entitled “The History and Rebirth of the Remarkable Haile Gold Mine”. Morris’ work examines the past, present, and future of the 1827 Haile Mine near Kershaw, S.C. This mine produced over 360,000 ounces of gold in days gone by and after a long period of inactivity

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The Lowell Police Department recently kicked of the Governor’s Highway Safety Program’s #clickitorticket campaign with a #border2border saturation patrol with the Ranlo Police Department. Officers Mulkern (Lowell) and Garrett (Ranlo) were on the lookout for traffic violations in the Hwy. 7 area of the two towns border (where the speed limit is 35 mph). Multiple citations were issued. Lowell and Ranlo Police Departments would like to remind you to buckle up and drive safely at all times in all places.

was reopened in 2017. Using knowledge gained during his career with Newmont Mining Corp., Morris details the technical and geological side of gold production. But that’s not all. His book also delves into the rich relationship that mining and the Kershaw region have in common.

Anyone interested in gold mining in general, and mining in the Piedmont in particular, will get a good read, as well as a ton of knowledge from this book. These days, gold is still likely lying in the ground and creeks in Gaston County just waiting on modern-day prospectors to root it out.

Congratulations to the Justin Biggers, 11th grade, and Jeremy Wagstrom, 11th grade, who have been accepted into the Blum Apprenticeship 2000 Summer Program. These students are the first Raptors to be accepted into this Apprenticeship program Both students will have the opportunity to become full apprentices during their senior year, taking morning classes at MICS, afternoon on the job training and college classes in the evening. Students will be paid a salary while participating in this apprenticeship program.

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Gaston’s Superintendent of Schools earns regional recognition Dr. W. Jeffrey Booker, Superintendent of Gaston County Schools, has earned the prestigious Southwest Region Superintendent of the Year recognition for 20222023. Superintendents in the Southwest Region, which includes 11 public school districts in nine counties across the greater Charlotte area, selected Booker for the honor, which is presented by the Southwest Education Alliance. This is Booker’s second time as the Southwest Region Superintendent of the Year. He also won the honor six years ago in 2016-2017. Booker will compete against seven other regional winners for the A. Craig Phillips North Carolina Superintendent of the Year title. The state winner is traditionally named in November during a ceremony sponsored by the N.C. School Superintendents Association, N.C. Association of School Administrators, and the N.C. School

Boards Association. The current State Superintendent of the Year is Dr. Valerie Bridges of Edgecombe County Public Schools. During the Gaston County Board of Education meeting on May 23, Board chairman Jeffrey K. Ramsey announced Booker’s selection as the Regional Superintendent of the Year. “We are delighted and extremely proud to have the Regional Superintendent of the Year leading Gaston County Schools,” said Ramsey. “Dr. Booker has been selected by his fellow superintendents for this honor twice during his time as our superintendent, which is very impressive.” Ramsey added, “Since becoming our Superintendent of Schools in January 2014, Dr. Booker has demonstrated excellent leadership and exemplary vision for Gaston County Schools. We are very fortunate to have him as our superintendent, and winning

the recognition for a second time reminds all of us of his many accomplishments, his knowledge and expertise in education, and his steadfast dedication to supporting our schools, our employees, and our children and families.” During Booker’s eightyear tenure as Superintendent of Schools, Gaston County Schools has focused attention on improving student achievement; providing more technology for students and teachers; supporting employees through professional development opportunities like the Superintendent’s Leadership Academy; expanding school choice options as well as Career and Technical Education programs; enhancing school safety and partnerships with local law enforcement; increasing communication, partnerships, and outreach with parents and the community; and managing various school construction and renovation projects as a re-

Dr. W. Jeffrey Booker sult of the 2018 school bonds. Further, Booker has provided excellent leadership for the district during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is not uncommon for Gaston County to have its Superintendent of Schools to

be recognized at the regional and state levels for outstanding leadership. Booker’s predecessors, L. Reeves McGlohon and the late Edward D. Sadler, Jr., both received the regional superintendent recognition, and Sadler was

chosen as the 2003 N.C. Superintendent of the Year. McGlohon, who retired in December 2013 from Gaston County Schools and now serves as executive director of the Southwest Education Alliance, is confident that Booker will be a formidable contender for the State Superintendent of the Year award. “We are extremely pleased to have Dr. Booker as our Southwest Region Superintendent of the Year for 20222023,” said McGlohon. “He is a visionary leader in public education who wants the very best for the students, families, and employees of Gaston County Schools. Dr. Booker’s tenure as superintendent has been filled with many significant accomplishments, and the Regional Superintendent of the Year recognition is both earned and deserved. Without question, he is the epitome of what a school superintendent should be.” Gaston Schools story/photo

Seniors earn top academic, perfect attendance distinctions Gaston County Schools has 28 students in the Class of 2022 who have achieved the top academic distinction of valedictorian or salutatorian. Additionally, one senior in the Class of 2022 has earned the distinction of 12 years of perfect attendance. Valedictorian and Salutatorian Information The senior with the highest weighted grade point average (GPA) is selected valedictorian, and the senior with the second-highest weighted GPA is chosen salutatorian. “We are proud to recognize and honor 28 outstanding seniors in the Class of 2022 as our valedictorians and salutatorians for Gaston County Schools,” stated Superintendent of Schools W. Jeffrey Booker. “The students have maintained an impressive academic record during their high school career. They also have been excellent leaders at school and in the community. We are confident that our high-achieving valedictorians and salutatorians will continue to be successful in everything they choose to do.” Listed below are the vale-

dictorians and salutatorians for Stuart W. Cramer, East Gaston, and South Point High Schools and biography information for each student. Stuart W. Cramer High School Valedictorian: Colin Mitchell Brockman College Plans: UNC-Chapel Hill to major in computer science. Accolades: Mount Holly Sports Hall of Fame Scholarship; President’s List, Dean’s List, and Honors List at Gaston College. Salutatorian: Gwen Alexandra Campau College Plans: UNC-Charlotte to major in computer science. Accolades: Received various scholarships from the UNC-Charlotte Honors Program; earned an associate in science degree from Gaston College. East Gaston High School Valedictorian: Allie Elizabeth Grice College Plans: UNCCharlotte to major in civil engineering. Accolades: UNC-Char-

Colin Mitchell Brockman

lotte Levine Scholarship; Gaston County Schools/Gaston Gazette Star Student; Female Scholastic Athlete of the Year Award; Co-Female Athlete of the Year Award; standout athlete in volleyball, basketball, and tennis. Salutatorian: Bryson Elliott Jones College Plans: N.C. State University to major in civil and environmental engineering. Accolades: Ferguson ComCaroline Greer Beaty pany Scholarship; Real Life Baptist Church Scholarship; in swimming, soccer, track Mount Holly Masonic Lodge and field, and tennis; captain Scholarship; standout athlete of the swimming, soccer, and tennis teams; East Gaston executive council - student body president; Eagle Scout Troop #59.

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South Point High School Valedictorian: Caroline Greer Beaty College Plans: Clemson University to major in architecture; plans to pursue a career as an architect focusing on interior architecture. Accolades: Gaston County Schools/Gaston Gazette Star Student; Tennis MVP Award; Tom Browne Scholarship; Lester Carpenter Scholarship; American Airlines Educational Foundation Scholarship; Clemson Out-

Allie Elizabeth Grice

Bryson Elliott Jones

Tala Ayman Musa Eid

Colby Andrew Green

of-State Tuition Scholarship. Salutatorian: Tala Ayman Musa Eid College Plans: UNCCharlotte with plans to transfer to the biomedical engineering program at UNCChapel Hill and N.C. State University; plans to pursue a career in the research and development of prosthetic devices, various artificial tissues and organs, and new drug therapies. Accolades: Junior Marshal; Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Good Citizen Award; National Honor Society; Advanced Placement (AP) Scholar with Distinction; UNC-Charlotte Chancellor’s Scholarship; Islamic Society of Gastonia Arabic Teacher.

Perfect Attendance Each year, the Board of Education honors graduating seniors who achieve perfect attendance for either 12 years or 13 years. One senior in the Gaston County Schools Class of 2022 earned 12 years of perfect attendance. Colby Andrew Green of Stuart W. Cramer High School achieved 12 years of perfect attendance. The son of Scott and Angie Green, he plans to attend a fouryear university. During his school’s graduation ceremony, Green received a perfect attendance plaque from the Gaston County Board of Education in recognition of his outstanding accomplishment.

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Banner News Fellowship & Faith

Church Directory Mountt M M Moriah oriiah h Baptist Church Lincoln St • Belmont, NC

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

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

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

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

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

North Main Baptist Church

826 W. Charlotte Ave. 704-827-2999

Ridgeview Baptist Church 105 Pine Rd. 704-827-3856

River of Life Full Gospel Church

6014 S. New Hope Rd 704-825-7959

1120 Charlotte Ave. 704-530-5174

Henry’s Chapel Ame Zion Church

Second Baptist Church

151 Henry Chapel Rd 704-825-0711

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704-867-2317 BELMONT Alexander Memorial Baptist Church 208 South Main Street 704-825-3216

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

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

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

Core Church 2316 Acme Rd. 704-822-8033

CrossFix Ministries 6131 Wilkinson Blvd. 704-879-4499

Crossroads Church 101 Beaty Rd. 704-827-8381

Centerview Baptist Church 2300 Acme Road 704-827-2061

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

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

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

Message of Love Church 306 Pearl Beaty Dr. 704-827-6500

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Power of the Spirit Church

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

Queen Of The Apostles Catholic Church

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

Shiloh AME Zion Methodist

455 Sacco St. 704-825-6007

118 School Street 704-827-7071

East Belmont Free Will Baptist

740 Rankin Ave. 704-827-5181

Hood Memorial AME Zion Church

503 N. Main Street 704-825-9600

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

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

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

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

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

St. Marks United Methodist Church 701 Secrest Ave. 704-825-8175

The Pointe 6700 Wilkinson Blvd 704-825-1709

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

Upper Room United Pentecostal

1117 Old NC Hwy 27 704-827-8826

210 Park Street, Belmont NC

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

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

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

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

Community Christian Fellowship 2560 Stanley Lucia Rd. 704-827-5881

St. Anthony of Padua Traditional Catholic Church

Cramerton Free Will Baptist

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

West Cramerton United Methodist Church 207 Lowell Ave. 704-824-4213

108 Horseshoe Bend Beach Rd. 704-827-8676


St. Paul FHB Church

The Barn at Sandcastle Farm 155 Sandcastle Rd.

1529 Old Hwy 27 Rd. 704-827-5851

Gateway Cowboy Church

Tuckaseege Baptist Church


511 Tuckaseege Rd. 704-827-4301

Amazing Grace Baptist Church

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 1020 W. Catawba Ave. 704-827-2026

Cornerstone Family Worship


709 Rankin Ave. 704-671-8640

Bethlehem 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

First United Methodist Church 5481 Hickory Grove Rd. 704-263-2691

First Presbyterian Church

Covenant United Methodist

3100 Bethlehem Church St. 704-823-5050

512 Old Mount Holly Rd. 704-263-4275

110 Underwood Dr. 704-820-0603

Carolina Community Baptist

Gold Hill Missionary Baptist Church

604 Martha Ave 704-824-2872

7447 Old Plank Rd. 704-827-7966

Center Baptist Church

New Faith Baptist Church

S. New Hope Rd. 704-824-4121

1224 Mayberry Rd. 704-263-0249

Epic Church

New Life Baptist Church

100 Indian Walk 704-671-4652

527 N. Buckoak St. 704-263-4647

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

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

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

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

First Presbyterian Church

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

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

133 S. Main St. 704-827-0521

Lowell Smyre United Methodist Church

First United Methodist Church

201 N. Main St. 704-824-8814

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

Bethel Baptist Church

Morningside Missionary Church

Roper Street 704-601-5146

NC Highway 273 704-827-9846

711 Morningside Dr. 704-822-9142

324 N. Main St. 704-263-4041

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

Trinity Full Gospel Church

5481 Hickory Grove Rd. 704-524-0555

New Life Church

Welcome Baptist Church

128 Robbins St. 704-824-1356

811 Mauney Rd.

Presbyterian Church of Lowell


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

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

Woodlawn Baptist Church


Goshen Presbyterian Church

Stanley Church of God

United In Action of Stanley

110 S. Main St. 704-827-4751


2920 Dallas-Stanley Highway 704-263-4426

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

Will of God Church

1951 Stanley Lucia Rd. 704-827-9224

Springfield Memorial Baptist Church

First Baptist Church

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd Macedonia Baptist Church

2717 Dallas/Stanley Hwy. 704-263-4406

303 Sunset Dr. 704-263-9765

1405 Armstrong Ford Rd. 704-825-0604

5339 S. New Hope Rd 704-825-8252

Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church

400 W. 1st St. 704-824-1215

1101 N. Main St. 704-824-4261

513 Woodlawn Ave. 704-827-5185

151 8th Ave. 704-824-3889

Cramer Memorial United Methodist Church

Revival Tabernacle of Mt. Holly

Grace Wesleyan Church

Cramerton Independent Presbyterian Church

Redemption Hill Church 804 W. Charlotte Ave. 704-820-0954

124 Georgia Belle Ave 980-925-0433


416 Woodlawn Ave. 704-824-1745

Restoration & Deliverance

Sanctuary of Praise Ministries

300 E. Wesleyan Dr. 704-824-1073

1304 N. Main St. 704-827-6141

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McAdenville Wesleyan Church

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

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

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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Gaston County Schools administrative appointments and transfers During the Gaston County Board of Education regular meeting on Monday, May 23, the following administrative appointments and transfers for the 20222023 academic year were announced. The appointments are effective July 1, 2022. Principal Appointments Bridgette Best was appointed to serve as principal of Pleasant Ridge Elementary School. She currently is an assistant principal at Pleasant Ridge Elementary School. Anarah Henderson was appointed to serve as principal of Woodhill Elementary School. She currently is an assistant principal at Southwest Middle School. Jada Owenby was appointed to serve as principal of Costner Elementary School. She currently is the assistant principal at Cherryville High School. Kimberly Reese was appointed to

serve as principal of Pinewood Elementary School. She currently is an assistant principal at Holbrook Middle School. Aimee Tolleson was appointed to serve as principal of Belmont Central Elementary School. She currently is an assistant principal at South Point High School. Patrick Watson was appointed to serve as principal of Cherryville Elementary School. He currently is the assistant principal at Bessemer City Central Elementary School. Josh White was appointed to serve as principal of W. Blaine Beam Intermediate School. He currently is an assistant principal at Southwest Middle School. Principal Transfers Staci Bradley was transferred to serve as principal of Catawba Heights Elementary School. She currently is the principal for grades K-2 at the Gaston

County Virtual Academy. Glenn Cook was transferred to serve as principal of Southwest Middle School. He currently is the principal at Pleasant Ridge Elementary School. Crystal Houser was transferred to serve as principal of North Gaston High School. She currently is the principal at Forestview High School. Jamie Peoples was transferred to serve as principal of Forestview High School. She currently is the principal at Mount Holly Middle School. Tyler West was transferred to serve as principal of Mount Holly Middle School. She currently is the principal at Pinewood Elementary School. Central Office/District Leadership Dr. Kecia Coln was appointed to serve as the executive director for human resources. She currently is the assistant superintendent of human resources for Stanly County Schools.

Local students “make the grade” Kathryn McIntosh of Mt. Holly recognized Local students graduate from Mars on GSU Spring 2022 President’s List Hill University Georgia Southern University recently recognized approximately 2,200 students on the Spring 2022 President’s List. Kathryn McIntosh has been named to the list for excellence in academics. To be eligible for the President’s List, a student must have at least a 4.0 grade point average and carry a minimum of 12 hours for the semester.

Belmont resident graduates with honors from James Madison University Erica Gratton of Belmont, NC, graduated Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in sport and recreation management from James Madison University during commencement exercises in May 2022. Gratton was among 4,574 students who received undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Dillon Lee Wilson named to Radford University’s Dean’s List Dillon Lee Wilson, Music major from Mount Holly, NC, has been named to the Spring 2022 Dean’s List at Radford University. Appearing on the Dean’s List is the most prestigious academic recognition Radford University students can receive for their performance during a semester.

Tatum earns Dean’s List at Lee University Lee University congratulates Trent Tatum of Lowell, NC, on earning Dean’s List honors during the Spring 2022 semester. Dean’s List recognition is earned by full-time, undergraduate students with a semester grade point average between 3.7 and 4.00. Lee University is a private, Christ-centered university located in Cleveland, Tennessee, in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.

Samford University Dean’s List spring 2022 Samford University recognizes 1,720 students named to the 2022 spring semester Dean’s List. To qualify for the dean’s list, a student must have earned a minimum 3.5 grade point average out of a possible 4.0 while attempting at least 12 credit hours of coursework. The Dean’s List is the highest academic recognition given by the school at the end of each semester. The following local have been named to Samford University’s Dean’s List for the spring 2022 semester: Bethany Luke of Belmont, NC; Hallie Isom of Mount Holly, NC.

Mars Hill University conferred 168 degrees during its spring commencement ceremony on May 21, 2022. In addition to the bachelor’s and master’s degrees awarded, the university also presented an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree to Oralene Anderson Graves Simmons, who broke the color barrier at Mars Hill in the early 1960s. Among the graduates are: Jordan Wesley Lathe of Belmont, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Edward Scott Jr. Lee of Belmont, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Helen Elizabeth Peddycord of Gastonia, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Nicholas Taylor Thorpe of Lowell, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science; India Staley of Gastonia, Bachelor of Arts in Sociology; Kevin May of Gastonia, Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts.

Congratulations to Mrs. Katherine Byrd for being recognized as the Carr Elementary School New Teacher of the Year. She received her award May 24 at the Schiele Museum.

CORRECTION: Congratulations to Mrs. Teagan Taylor, Pinewood Elementary School’s AIG teacher. The National Council for History Education (NCHE) announced that Mrs. Taylor has been selected to participate in its 2022 workshop, “The Space Age on the Space Coast.” Mrs. Taylor was selected from a nationwide applicant pool to attend the one-week program, held at the Astronaut Memorial Foundation at the Kennedy Space Center. The workshop will include lectures and field trips to regional sites of historic and cultural significance, such as the Apollo/Saturn V Rocket Center, Cape Canaveral Space Force Base, Harry and Harriette Moore Cultural Complex, SpaceX, and Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge.

Belmont resident graduates from James Madison University Rhiannon Smith of Belmont, NC, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in studio art from James Madison University during commencement exercises in May 2022. Smith was among 4,574 students who received undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Local Mars Hill University students earn Dean’s List for Spring Semester Mars Hill University recognizes 338 students named on the Honor Roll of the Academic Dean at the end of the spring 2022 semester. To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must earn a grade-point average of 3.5 on a minimum of 12 semester hours, and carry no grade below a C. Local students on the Dean’s List are: Brogan Michelle Heavner of Cherryville, Katelyn Blaine Hovis of Alexis, Edward Scott Jr. Lee of Belmont, Kevin May of Gastonia, Helen Elizabeth Peddycord of Gastonia, Sydney Grace Rose of Stanley, Nicholas Drake Skaggs of Gastonia.

Kelsie Painter earns Dean’s List recognition at Valdosta State University Valdosta State University congratulates Kelsie Painter of Mount Holly, North Carolina, for earning a spot on the Spring 2022 Dean’s List. Dean’s List honors are reserved for the highest achieving students at VSU. Painter is one of more than 1,600 distinguished and accomplished students recognized for exemplifying excellence in the attainment of their educational goals.

Congratulations to Mrs. Janeen Silver. She was recognized as the Carr Elementary School Teacher Assistant of the Year. She received her award May 24 at the Schiele Museum.

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Historic Mundy House open for tours The Eastern Lincoln Historical Society is offering tours of the historic Mundy House on Saturdays at 10 am, 11 am and at Noon, through September 10 led by the Mundy House Tour Guides. The Mundy House is located at 4353 Business Highway 16 North in Denver, NC. Find out:

Where the Mundys dried apples; How Maggie Mundy saved her grandchildren from a snake; How the Mundys sharpened their knives; What day was “wash day.” The tour is free, donations are appreciated. For groups larger than 10, call 704-483-9446. Sponsored by the Eastern Lincoln Historical Society.

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DAR Good Citizen Recipients The William Gaston Chapter NSDAR recognized two recipients of the Good Citizen Award, Tala Eid, a senior and salutatorian at South Point High School, and Gabriela Salas, a senior and valedictorian at Gaston Day School. Tala, the daughter of Ayman Eid and Ruba Nofal, plans to attend UNCCharlotte. Gabriela, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Salas will attend Duke University. The DAR Good Citizens Award and Scholarship Contest, created in 1934, is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship. This award recognizes and rewards individuals who possess the qualities of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism in their homes, schools, and communities. These students are selected by their teachers and peers because they demonstrate these qualities to an outstanding degree.

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Grace Weatherston graduates from CCU in May 2022 Coastal Carolina University recognized more than 1,200 students during its spring commencement ceremonies, held May 6-7, 2022. Among the graduates was Grace Weatherston, a Elementary Education major from Belmont, NC. A University wide ceremony recognizing all graduates was held on Saturday, May 7, at 9 a.m. in Brooks Stadium and featured a keynote address by Vanessa Wyche, a Conway, S.C., native and director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center. Each of CCU’s academic colleges held individual ceremonies during the weekend, where graduates’ names were called, and they had the opportunity to walk across the stage and receive their diploma covers.

Dean’s, President’s Lists Students Named for UA Spring 2022 Term

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A total of 11,224 students enrolled during Spring Semester 2022 at The University of Alabama were named to the dean’s list with an academic record of 3.5 (or above) or the president’s list with an academic record of 4.0 (all A’s). The UA dean’s and president’s lists recognize full-time undergraduate students. The lists do not apply to graduate students or undergraduate students who take less than a full course load. Local students listed: Lauren Lowe of Belmont, Mary Smallwood of Belmont, Spencer Lowrance of Gastonia, Alexandra Barker of Gastonia, Emmily Mobley of Mount Holly.

More than 2,000 students make Spring 2022 Dean’s List at CCU More than 2,000 undergraduate students at Coastal Carolina University were named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2022 semester. Students who make the Dean’s List have achieved a grade point average between 3.5-3.99 for the semester. This semester’s honored students included: Mia Dattoli, a Management major of Cherryville, Kendall Moore, a Psychology major of Mount Holly. Coastal Carolina University is a dynamic, public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, located just minutes from the resort area of Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Henry Griffin Keel earns degree from Wofford College Congratulations to the North Belmont Elementary School 5th Graders for winning the countywide Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader competition. Thank you to their partners of East Gaston Rotary for an amazing night.

Wofford College awarded 374 Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees to 357 graduates during the college’s 168th Commencement Exercises on Sunday, May 22. Henry Griffin Keel of Belmont, North Carolina, received a Bachelor of Arts in Finance.

Being a Dad Rev. Trent Rankin Salvation Church, Gastonia, NC

Congratulations to the two Cramerton Middle School Eagles teams who took part in the recent Robotics Competition. They both scored high honors with the Box Cops team winning the Overall 1st place Middle School Award.

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As a father of four, one of my greatest accomplishments in life is my children. I am blessed by, and very proud of my kids. Last week we celebrated Father’s Day. It was a time to honor and remember our dads and what they mean to us. Being a father is not easy. There are so many stresses and demands on dads each day, yet being a dad is an incredible blessing. In 1 Chronicles 22:1-16, King David had desired to build a temple for God. He wanted a house of worship worthy of God. However, God would not allow David to build the temple, as he was a warrior who had shed much blood. God wanted Solomon, David’s son to build the temple, as he would be a man of peace. Although David would not build the temple, he would prepare for his son. David gathered all the materials, including large amounts of gold, silver, and timber. He also assembled stonecutters, builders, and masons to do the work. David had everything ready for Solomon. He told Solomon to do the work, to seek God and to trust in Him. After David’s death, Solomon did become king and he built the temple for God just as David had

planned. Being a dad is a great responsibility. As fathers, we teach our kids things for life. We teach them to be good, moral people. Rev. Trent Rankin It is our job also to teach team Jesus. Live Jesus before them every day. Love them, pray for them, and be there for them as they prepare for their lives. We may not be a king like David, or have his wealth, yet we can give our best to our kids. We can give them our time and attention. We can give them what they need, us! As dads we teach and prepare our children for the future, just as David prepared for his son to be king and to build God’s temple. We do all we can do, yet it’s up to our children to continue on, living lives pleasing to God. Solomon did carry on, he became a wise, great king. He built a beautiful temple to reflect God. Sadly, as he became old, Solomon forgot the words of his father, and he fell away from God. Dads prepare us, but it’s up to us to live our lives. Being a dad isn’t easy, but our world needs dedicated fathers who love their children and love, most all, God.

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A huge thank you to the Stuart Cramer Student Council for donating books and a check for $500 to the North Belmont Elementary Kindergarten classes for even more books. It was a great gesture of generosity.

Gaston Christian School student Anderson Hudson is proud of his ring as this photo shows. His team place 2nd place Raptors baseball. He also hit a homerun. Congratulations to Sanderson and his team.

Congratulations to the Pinewood Elementary School Dueling Porcupines Robotics Team for an amazing RoboGaston showing in the Gaston Schools Robo Competition. They placed First in the Robot Runs. Everyone is proud of these students and their amazing coaches, Ms. O’Bryon, Mrs. Carter, Mrs. Bryant, and Mrs. Taylor.




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Congratulations to Mrs. Amy Cook, who was recognized as Pinewood Elementary School’s New Teacher of the Year at a recent GCS ceremony. She is pictured here with her mentor, Mrs. Stacy Brady, who has supported her during her first three years of teaching.

CROSSWORD PUZZLE Hats off to the girls from North Belmont Elementary who took part in the recent Girls on the Run event in Gastonia. Great job, ladies!

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LEGAL SALES REP / CLIENTSVCSREP NY Law Firm is seeking s/o experienced in Sales to convert calls, emails, online chats to signed legal retainers (sales) in the E-Commerce Online Marketplace Legal field. Competitive candidates must be organized, have very strong communication skills and be able to manage time effectively. Salary is commensurate with experience. Position is Full-time, 40 hours/week, may require evening hours/weekends, holidays and overtime. Primarily remote work but may have to attend in-person meetings periodically and for training in the Spindale/Rutherfordton areas. When become eligible, benefits include 401k (w/co match), possible Health Insurance, Dental, Life Ins, Vision, EAP, paid time off and potential for bonuses. Potential clients call us for help and are under a lot of duress. Therefore candidates must be empathetic and good listeners and have strong interpersonal skills. A legal background is preferred but not required. You will be trained to understand the inner workings of all areas of our practice, work with our attorneys and paralegals, billing and ethics. Only serious candidates with experience in Sales (not Retail Customer Service) will be considered. We are an EOE. (212) 295-5811 WAREHOUSE HELP WANTED. Load, unload transfer truck trailers. Washing, inspecting, de-labeling barrels. Forklift experience helpful, not required. Must be dependable, able to lift 60 pounds. Contract employee starting $13.50 hour. Contact Loretta Young 828-447-1126.

FULL TIME GROUNDS KEEPER NEEDED. Maintain landscaping for rental property. Must have valid NC Drivers license. Pay depends on experience. 704-4734299 CHICKEN LAYER HOUSE HELP NEEDED. Help needed for egg laying houses. Ellenboro, New House, Hopewell area. 8 to 12 am, at least 6, preferred 7 days a week. Salary negotiable depending on duties. Call 828748-7432. Ask for Jim or leave message. (828) 748-7432 COATS PERFORMANCE YARNS (CLEVEMONT). Coats Performance Yarns (Clevemont) 501 York Road, Kings Mountain. Apply Within. 8 hour shifts. For more information, email or call 704-739-4119.

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PAINTING SERVICES. Over 25 years experience, affordable prices. Professional results. References available. Free estimates. Charles, or leave message. (704) 435-8062. 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 JIM’S PAINTING SERVICES. Exterior painting only. We also stain decks. Free estimates. You will be pleased with our work. We have references. 828-287-9272. (828) 429-7511 COPPERHEAD ROAD LAWN AND FIELD. Give us a call for prompt friendly service. Offering lawn care and field services (light tractor work, soil sampling and analysis) at reasonable prices.Standard lawn package: (mowing, trimming, blowing off driveways and porches.) (704) 692-0662 RETIRED GENERAL CONTRACTOR AVAILABLE. “SPECIALIZING IN DECKS” Repairs and New Construction. Rutherford/Cleveland County areas. Contact Bob at (828) 476-6058 NEW RESIDENTIAL PLUMBING SERVICES are now available. Badger Plumbing is now open to service you at reasonable rates. Call 704-524-3387.



METAL ROOFING IN STOCK! Thursday - Friday 10-5 Saturday 10-12. J Johnson Sales (828) 245-5895 HOME REMODELING. Interior and exterior remodeling. Tile, decks, flooring, we do it all! Call Charlie today for your free estimate! (828) 244-7087

SHIPMAN’S MASONRY- 48 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Brick, Block & Stone, Outside Fireplaces, Foundations, Underpinnings. “Free Estimates”. 1st Quality Work! (863) 532-1587 CLEVELAND COUNTY GARAGE DOORS. Summer Tuneup Special, $69.95. We will check all your equipment lube, make sure it’s working correctly. We repair broken doors. Also offering new installations. 704-477-9119 or 704-472-9367. EB MOBILE MECHANIC. I will come to you to repair any car, lawnmower or tractor. Honest & reliable. (704) 300-2332

KEGERATOR. DANBY KEGERATOR excellent condition, with all hoses and CO2 tank gauges etc. (407) 616-9628 ELECTRIC GE WASHER & DRYER. $175. (704) 719-0053 20 FT BENTLEY PONTOON BOAT. With trailer, 60 HP 4-Stroke Mercury. Nice boat. $9995. (704) 719-0053 AUTOMOTIVE PAINT KITS! Selling polyurethane based auto paint by the gallon. It comes with a gallon of basecoat, a gallon of clearcoat and the activator. Pearls, Metallics, Flats, whatever you need I can provide it! $150

EMMETT KELLY FIGURINES. Call to find out which ones we have and prices. Total Gym, $500; Call or text 704-418-3799. ALL TRAILERS CASH, FINANCE, CREDIT CARDS or RENT TO OWN. J Johnson Sales Forest City, NC. Thursday - Friday 10-5, Saturday 10-12. Ph. (828) 245-5895 NEW USED REPO BUILDINGS. Thursday - Friday 10-5 Sat. 10-12 J Johnson Sales 2690 US Hwy 221 South, Forest City, NC (828) 245-5895 RENT TO OWN TRAILERS. ENCLOSED, DUMP, GOOSENECK, CAR HAULERS. Thursdays - Fridays 10-5 Sat. 10-12. J Johnson Sales, inc. (828) 245-5895 BIG TRUCK TIRES FOR SALE. 11R225, 11R245, Low Pro 245. All virgin tires. $25 per tire. (704) 740-9238

CLEVELAND COUNTY GARAGE DOORS. Summer Tuneup Special, $69.95. We will check all your equipment lube, make sure it’s working correctly. We repair broken doors. Also offering new installations. 704-477-9119 or 704-472-9367.

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

OLIVE GREEN SOFA, CHAIRAND-A-HALF, with ottoman. Wrapped, never been in a home unwrapped. Gave $1300, asking $600. Two Bedroom M.H., heat pump, big porch, underpinning, $4,000. 704-434-9843, 704-2593267 cell. LUXURY VINYL PLANK FLOORING. Great deal $400 for 3 complete boxes of Cortec Luxury vinyl plank flooring. Approx 114 square feet. Each plank is 7 inches wide and 48 inches long. Color: Midway oak. Looks very much like real wood flooring. Would cost over $500 or more depending on where you bought it. (704) 473-9382 STOVE AND REFRIGERATOR. White Frigidaire Refrigerator, side by side with ice and water in door - $150 obo. Call: 980-3292648, 704-435-8382

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YARD SALES FAMILY YARD SALE. Fri Jun 24th, 2022 from 08:00 AM - 03:00 PM Sat Jun 25th, 2022 from 08:00 AM - 03:00 PM Clothes, wreaths, wreath supplies, and lot more. 2414 South Lafayette Street, Shelby, NC 28152

STORAGE BUILDINGS NEW, USED, REPO’S. LARGE SELECTION! CASH or RENT TO OWN. NO CREDIT CHECK! J Johnson Sales 2690 Hwy 221 South, Forest City Thursday - Friday 10-5 Saturday 10-12 (828) 245-5895

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CEMETERY PLOTS FOR SALE. 3 plots, Curbside, close to office. $800 each. Current market value is $1850 each. Cleveland Memorial Park Cemetery, Shelby, NC. Fountain Section. Seller pays transfer fee.704-472-963.Barbra. (704) 4725963

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


2 CEMETERY PLOTS, MONROE NC. Lakeland Memorial Park, Garden Section, 1/2 Price OBO. (704) 562-2509 THREE WALLS OF BLACK METAL. Wood adjustable shelving removed from small retail store. $225. Call 828-447-8833. ITEMS FOR SALE. Used treadmill, 2 shoulder/back massagers, Flute and set of 4 Ram Truck 8 lug rims. Each items is negotiable. Please text to 704-473-3804. SEASONED FIREWOOD. Small stove wood bundles, stretched wrapped. $5 each. 312 Helton Road, Cherryville, NC 28021 (704) 435-3970 TIRES & ALUMINUM WHEELS. 265x70x17 Still mounted. Off of a 2008 Chev Silverado. Good condition! $250.00 (704) 472-7116 WESLO PRO CROSSWALK 7.9 TREADMILL Like New! Used just a few times. Comes with owner’s manual. $150.00 Call between 10am and 8pm (704) 472-0611 JOHN DEERE CLASSIC RIDING MOWER. LT-155 Auto trans, 38” deck, Kohler engine. Runs great, always garaged. As is $450. Call Rob 9am-9pm, 704538-9743. (704) 538-9743

NEW CUB CADET ZT1 54P Zero turn mower w/Kawasaki 23HP engine, 54’’ deck, bought 01/2022. Moving, must sell. $3800. 828-429-8833.

UTV LANDSCAPE YARD EQUIPMENT. Dirtworks/Koplin Box Scarifier, 60” Rake, 3-point hitch System, + wiring and attachment bar, all New and Assembled, will fit 2” receiver. $1500 (770) 722-6865 LMRUSS@BELLSOUTH.NET 4 FT. CORSICANA BUSH HOG. $450. (704) 473-4997

4’X5’ ROLLS HORSE QUALITY FESCUE hay. $70 per roll. (980) 295-8808




DONKEYS FOR RENT. 20 acres plus preferred. $50.00 per month. Call 828-412-2237.

2005 HONDA ACCORD SDN. 131,200 miles, Call for price. Clean. Call Corey (704) 748-1890


YORKSHIRE TERRIER 10 WK MALE. Male teddy bear Yorkie, vet checked, up to date shots, tail docked, dewclaws removed, personal puppy starter pack. Traditional black/tan ready for forever home. Shelby area. Call 704-692-3698 (704) 692-3698

AKC STANDARD POODLE. Beautiful, 8 week old Poodle Puppies!! Parents are Akc and Health checked. On Site. Puppy tails are Docked and Dewclaws are removed. One year guarantee. Raised in my home. Union Grove N.C. UtD shots and worming. Priced too sell.. Please call..336-469-4931 or text. CKC GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS. Very beautiful, black/tan - $300 each - Call or text before 9 pm. 704-880-7200. DOG KENNELS & DOG HOUSES. Dog kennels 10x10x6, 10x20x6, Dog Houses 8x12, 10x16 Delivered & Installed Available. J Johnson Sales Thursday & Friday 10-5 Saturday 10-2. Ph. (828) 245-5895 GOLDENDOODLE PUPPIES MULTIGENERATIONAL F1B, CKC. 1 male and 1 female, current shots, 4 months old, non shed (828) 607-1541 GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUPPIES. AVAILABLE 8/25. 5 males and 5 females. Both parents are AKC registered. Born 6/2/22. Located in Kings Mountain. $1,200. Deposits being taken. (704) 974-3296 sonjat1@ ADULT QUAIL $5 EACH. Quail Chicks $3 ea. Quail eggs $6 per doz. Pre order Bob Whites. Hatching Eggs. Laying Hens Available. (704) 476-9943

TRAILER. 8 x 5 trailer. Treated Lumber for base. Gently used. Located in Kings Mountain. (704) 974-3296

2005 34 FOOT JAYCO EAGLE. RV on permanent site, gated community at Lake James Landing. Wrap-around deck with roof, large lot with outside building for golf cart. Swing, fire pit, lot has parking for boat. Location on front row. River view, lake view. Close to boat landing & pavilion. Must see! 828-245-1600 or 828429-0559.

4 MONTH OLD, BLACK, FEMALE LAB puppy for sale. Extremely gentle. Very teachable. Great pedigree. AKC registered. $400. (704) 914-8241

WHITE SIBERIAN HUSKIES. I have 5 beautiful female huskies. Blue eyes and brown eyes with a white wooly coat. I have both parents on-site. Registered and will come with full paperwork, vet health checked, and first set of shots. For more information text. (828) 850-9655 Chuffman820@ YORKIES AND CHORKIES AND TCUPS. 8 weeks and up with deworming and updated shots (919) 229-1059 SUMMER LOVE. 2 boys and 2 girls ...Party Yorkies...guaranteed promise to fall in love. All current with shots and worming. Vet approved. CKC registered. Ready for their forever home. Bargain priced at $1,200 each. (704) 4737042 AKC GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUPPIES AVAILABLE. Wormed weekly starting at 2 weeks old. Come with vet check and 1st puppy shot. $900. Contact Thomas at (252) 337-5981, GOLDENDOODLE PUPPIES. F1. READY NOW!. Two litters of cream and parti F1 Standard Goldendoodles. CKC. Second shots. Dewormed 4X’s. Males $800/ Females $1000. Call for more information (828) 9622217 GOLDEN DOODLE PUPPIES, DEWORMED have first shots, ready to go. $550each. Henry Miller; 1608 Walls Church Road, Ellenboro, NC 28040.

CARS & TRUCKS 2014 JEEP WRANGLER UNLIMITED 85,000 miles, $30,000. 1 owner...lots of extras added...garage kept...hard top... Soft top...trail cover...never off road. 704-473-8713 (704) 4738713 2013 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 LT. 4-WD, Graystone Metallic. With towing package. Approximately 98,000 miles. Nice looking truck. (828) 657-5567

POODLE/MOUNTAIN FIRST PUPPIES. Two Months Old and Very Energetic. All male’s $300 each (828) 375-9768


COLEMAN ROYALE POP-UP CAMPER. New ceiling, refrigerator, heater, A/C, gas stove, TV, new floor. (704) 477-9631

MINIATURE DACHSHUND PUPPIES FOR SALE. CKC registered. Black and tan, short hair. First shorts, dewormed. Call (704) 300-7225

CHICKENS. Laying hens, hen with 5 chicks, 20 assorted chicks (2 wks.old), Roosters- 2 Rhode Island Blues and 2 Game. 704473-1311.

26HP DIESEL DEUTZ ALLIS. Includes 5’ bush hog and 4’ box blade, has quick hitch, 1,150 total hours, runs smooth, $4,900 obo. Large spools of smooth galvanized wire used for fencing or grape vines. Call for price. 20 new vinyl windows for sale for half price, thermo pane. Call for sizes and price. (828) 302-5110


FOR SALE Husqvarna 48 inch Cut Riding Mower. Original Owner Model YTH 2348 $350.00 828-863-0596 will Deliver for a fee.

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

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

FIREFIGHTER GIFTS. Gifts for Firefighters and friends. Visit online to see if your favorite FD is listed. Email us if you don’t find it.


Deadline: Friday at 12:00 Noon

2011 CHEVROLET CAMARO SS. 16,500 miles, 6 speed manual, Corsa Cold Air Intake, Boria Exhaust, Hurst Shifter, Car cover. $24,000. If no answer leave message, (704) 473-4567

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

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)

1984 FLEETWOOD PACE ARROW MOTOR HOME. 30 FT., 85,987 miles. $8,995 firm. Never be homeless! 828-453-0828.


2005 ROAD STAR SILVERADO 1700. 57738 miles, new back tire, plugs, oil change, gear oil change (nice bike) $3500 (864) 276-7512

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

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 2&3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Nice and clean, water furnished. Oak Grove Community, Kings Mtn. Call or text, 704739-0259.

BEACH HOUSE AT OCEAN LAKES. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, sleeps 6. Golf cart included. Weeks and long weekends available. 704-473-1494.

WANT TO RENT LOOKING TO RENT AN APARTMENT, house, or a room in Boiling Springs, NC. Prefer text if possible, (704) 466-7868

FOR RENT CLEVELAND COUNTY NICE COUNTRY LIVING. 2 BR mobile homes for rent. 10 minutes from Shelby. NO PETS. Seniors welcome. No Texts. 843957-9299. 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. MOVE IN SPECIAL. 2 & 3 Bedroom, deposit required. $200 weekly rates. Includes power and water. NO PETS. (704) 473-4299 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. $875 Month. (704) 705-4516

RUTHERFORD COUNTY 3BR, 2BA, WOODED PARK. 1 Acre lot. No pets. First, last, security. 55 & older. Background check. Shiloh. Landlord onsite. 828-429-9831. 2 & 3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Small private park between Spindale and Forest City. Starting at $550 per month. 828382-0475. DONKEYS FOR RENT. $50.00 per month. Call 828-412-2237.

YORK COUNTY, SC STEEL CARPORTS & GARAGES. 12 wide, 18, 20, 22, 24 & 30 wides on display. Large onsite display. J Johnson Sales Forest City 2690 Hwy 221 South. Thursday - Friday 10-5 Saturday 10-12. Ph.

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