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Cramerton Historical Society museum officially open By Alan Hodge

The long awaited official grand opening of the Cramerton Historical Society’s museum took place last Saturday. The event was attended by Society members, Town of Cramerton officials, and a large group of citizens, all of whom shared in the excitement of finally having a place where folks could come and see exhibits relating to Cramerton’s long and interesting history. The Cramerton Historical Society’s physical location is at the Cramerton Community Center’s first (bottom) floor

at 1 Julian Street. No mention of the new museum would be complete without paying honor to the late Ted Reece who was instrumental in its founding. Reece passed away August 2nd at the age of 93. Reece was the youngest of ten children and a life-long member of Cramerton Independent Presbyterian Church. He retired from Burlington Industries and C.H. Patrick after many years of faithful service. He was a founding member of the Cramerton Historical Society and was a former Cramerton Citizen of the Year. He was the recipient of the Cramerton Life-

time Service Award in 2018 and the Cramerton Veteran’s Memorial “Spirit of the Memorial Award”. He was affectionately known as “Mr. Cramerton” and “The Pickle Man”. Ted was an avid golfer and enjoyed many days spent with the “Lunch Bunch” and was a huge sports enthusiast, See MUSEUM, Page 9

Cramerton mayor Will Cauthen (center) cuts the ribbon officially opening the Cramerton Historical Society museum.

Belmont’s Cookie Thompson honors fallen heroes in a unique way By Alan Hodge

There are all sorts of ways to honor and remember our fallen first responder heroes and Cookie Thompson of Belmont has come up with a truly unique way of doing it. Thompson, a highly skilled metal fabricator and race car builder, has prominently placed the images of fallen police officers Tyler Herndon of the Mt. Holly Police Dept. and Jason Shuping of the Concord Police Dept. on the hood of his latest dirt track car build. The graphics were done by Franklin Signs and Graphics in Lowell. Herndon, you will recall, lost his life on December 11, 2020 while responding to a breaking and entering call.

Shuping was killed in the line of duty just a few days later on December 16, 2020. Thompson is a popular frequent visitor to the Belmont Fire Dept. and has done fabrication work there on several occasions. He explained what led him to honor the officers with the race car graphics. “Craig (fire department division captain Craig Austin) let me go on a ride along with them to the scene of a serious car accident,” Thompson said. “It takes a lot to be a police officer of fire fighter, they have hard jobs. That’s what triggered it.” Austin appreciates Cookie’s kindness. “It makes us feel good to See HEROES, Page 4

Happy as larks, the First Baptist Mt. Holly congregation seated in the new sanctuary.

Photo by Bill Ward

First Baptist Mt. Holly holds official ‘grand re-opening’ By Alan Hodge

The long awaited grand re-opening of the rebuilt First Baptist Church of Mt. Holly

took place on August 22. The event was a heartfelt celebration of the church’s literal resurrection from the fire of July 21, 2016, that burned the majority of the sanctuary to

the ground. The five long years of work to rebuild the structure was culminated in a special service that included a number of guest speakers and a

strong sermon by the First Baptist pastor Rev. Dr. Kendell Cameron. The congregation was filled with emotion at finally See FIRST BAPTIST, Page 7


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Back to school Well, last week a whole new crop of first grade kids put on their face coverings, grabbed their iphones, and started school. It was quite a unique experience and one I am sure will live with them for a long, long time. I could not help but recollect the very first time I set foot in a schoolhouse back in 1958. The edifice to education was East Belmont Elementary. The school once stood where Park St. UMC is now. The school was torn down back in the 1970s and the rubble hauled to the Catawba River and dumped. River sediment filled it in and the spot became what is today the boat landing at Kevin Loftin Riverfront Park. You can still see red bricks poking up along the shoreline. Those bricks came from the school. Anyway, my first grade teacher was Mrs. Page. As best I can recall she was a nice lady and gave us mill village kids orange drink and graham crackers for the first couple of weeks of school to break us in gently to what lay ahead. My mom was working during the day at Ivey’s department store in Charlotte so my aunt Emily Smith Helton took me to school on the first day. Mrs. Page had each of us kids stand up and tell our name. Then she asked each of us what we had done over the summer. I relied “I went to Myrtle Beach and ate a rotten peach.” This brought a snicker from my classmates and a slight smile from Mrs. Page who followed up- “What else did you do, Alan?” To which I relied “I saw Myrtle the turtle and she was wearing a girdle.” This brought down the house and even Mrs. Page laughed. Thus began my literary career. You may wonder how I could recall the entire exchange. Actually, auntie reminded

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me of it during a phone conversation a few weeks ago. One thing about kids starting school these days that amazes me is the technology they have and how adept, even at six Alan Hodge years old, they are Banner-News Editor in using it. When I started school we had lead pencils (great for gnawing), three ring notebooks (not good for lefties like me), and packs of Fat Boy notebook paper. Yes, that was the brand. The “smartboard” was black slate and the teachers scrawled on them with big sticks of chalk. Teacher’s pets got to beat the chalk dust out of the erasers but I wonder how much damage to developing lungs all that chalk dust caused. I never found out since being a pet was not my thing. Every morning in school we did the Pledge of Allegiance followed by the state song“The Old North State”. How many of you can sing it? How many of you even know what it is? I bet most school kids nowadays have never even heard it. Oh well. I wonder what today’s first graders will remember about their first days of school 63 years from now in the year 2084? Providing there is still a recognizable version of the USA and Planet Earth left. Maybe there won’t even be public schools as we currently know them. That would be a real shame because there’s something special about a classroom full of squirming little kids and a patient teacher smiling knowingly at them. Now, children, repeat after me.

Labor Day and halters Labor Day; originally it commemorated contributions of various labor associations to our economy with public parades demonstrating the strength and spirit of our workers. Today it paradoxically focusses on American worker contributions by giving everyone a holiday. Go figure! As a kid, Labor Day always represented a clock; after my brief day off I knew school was close. I could hear a clock ticking somewhere waiting to nag me out of bed while it was dark outside. I felt like I had a horse halter on me with someone pulling my rope telling me “come on, it will be fine, you’ll have a good time and they’ll teach you to be a good worker.” Today I understand more about halters. I think we all have a figurative one and we choose who we hand our lead rope to. It all starts with purpose; raison d’etre! If we believe we evolved accidentally over billions of years through various states of development and consciousness and that death is just our return to dust, then whoever we hand our halter to is as good as any other. Oh I guess we can grab the lead back and give it to someone else but our decision will likely be made by comparing ourselves to others and that’s risky. “Hey, John is doing better than me so I think I’ll follow him.” If, on the other hand, we believe in an eternal, loving, all powerful Creator God, then handing Him our lead is entirely different. He created me. He made me unique from everyone else. He made me with a kingdom calling on my life and His love for His

It’s about time! Rev. Trent Rankin Salvation Church, Gastonia, NC

Now that school is back in session, many parents are learning new schedules, drop-off times, and new routines. Much of life is based around time. We live by our clocks and watches, always wanting to be on time for the next appointment. Many times, we also want to hold God to our timeframe as well. In John 11:1-44, Jesus had three friends, sisters Martha, Mary, and their brother Lazarus. These friends lived in the

Community Fire Station 32 to hold 9/11 event Community VFD Station 32 at 1873 Perfection Ave. in North Belmont will hold a special event at 10am on Saturday, Sept. 11 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the Pentagon, World Trade Centers, and Flight 93. The event will include the burial of a time capsule at Station 32. The capsule

will contain notes of remembrance from whosever cares to write one. The capsule will be opened on Sept. 11, 2041. To add your card to the capsule, visit the station beginning Sept. 6 during the hours of 10am to 4pm. Folks who fill out a card will receive a US flag lapel pin and a flag to place on the walkway.

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village of Bethany. One day, Martha and Mary sent word to Jesus that Lazarus was sick, and likely to die. Instead of going promptly to him, Jesus delayed leaving for two days, and Lazarus died. After the two days, Jesus traveled to Bethany. As Rev. Trent Rankin He approached, Martha cam to Him, chiding Him for not coming sooner now that her brother was dead. Mary also came to Jesus, upset Jesus had not come sooner as well. Jesus wept as He saw the sadness of those gathered. Jesus went to the tomb and commanded the stone to be removed. At the tomb, Jesus prayed to the Father, and called Lazarus out of the tomb alive. It was an incredible miracle! To Martha and Mary, Jesus was late. Many people today struggle with God’s timing. Some people wait on God to heal a loved one. Some wait for God to answer other prayers. We often wait for God to answer. We expect God to answer on our time, and the way we expect. God, however, is not bound by our time. God has always been and will always be. It is hard for us to understand sometimes why God delays, yet that does not mean He is not working. Jesus had a plan with Lazarus. Jesus knew He would raise Lazarus from the dead, and many would believe in Him because of this miracle. You may be waiting on God to act in your life now. It is easy to become discouraged, and doubtful. God has not forgotten you or turned His back on you. Jesus told Martha that day, “Did I not tell you that if you believed you would see the glory of God?” (John 11:40, ESV). Waiting on God takes great faith and trust. We may question why God is not answering, and we may lose patience. When the time is right however, He will act. It may seem late to us, but to Jesus, it is right on time!

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creation and constancy in everything is completely dependable. When I settle this in my mind, my thoughts rest in who God is; everlasting Lord, creator of all creation and He Dennis Siracusa says “Heaven and earth will pass away but my words will never pass away.” Matthew 24:35. What are some of the thoughts God has for me; us? Jeremiah 29:11 says “I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” And what does God tell us about hope? In Philippians 4:13 amplified He reminds us… “I can do all things, (which He has called me to do) through Him who strengthens and empowers me (to fulfill His purpose- I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency; I am ready for anything through Him who infuses me with inner strength and confident peace.) How do we do this? We grasp faith in God and manage our thought life because we speak and think out of the content of our heart. Luke 6:45. And, we need to speak God’s faithful words over our lives because death and life are in our tongues. Proverbs 18:21. As we consider labor and halters, obviously we need to work wisely and diligently in this world, avoid pitfalls, and follow the right leaders. I do my best to follow the Lord. How about you?

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Belmont Foundation has only days left to save Chronicle Mill house

just looking for a great partner to help us with this important preservation effort, and this is our Hail Mary pass.” Should Historic Belmont Foundation secure land, HBF would arrange to physically move the house to the new location and place it on a new foundation. HBF would then place historic covenants on the mill house, which would prevent it from being torn down in the future, and sell the house at a reasonable, affordable price, allowing the buyers to complete the restoration to their tastes. The Foundation would only retain enough profit to replenish its revolving fund, so it could be prepared for future historic preservation opportunities. Szucs added that the Foundation is willing to work with potential partners in creative ways, if necessary. “Of course, we’d be thrilled if someone stepped up to donate property or even provide it for sale to HBF at a reasonable price,” he said. “But at this point, the most important thing is to save this house, so we’re open to any and all ideas.” If you’d like to help by donating land or funds to preserve this bit of Belmont’s textile heritage, please reach out to Historic Belmont Foundation via email, contactus@ historicbelmontfoundation. org, or Facebook. You can

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also make donations to HBF’s mission via PayPal or get involved in other ways through the foundation’s website,, The Historic Belmont Foundation is a 401-C3 non-profit that protects and preserves historically significant architecture in and around Belmont, North Carolina. Our vision is to help ensure that Belmont retains its historic character and charm through advocacy and education. Historic Belmont Foundation is proud to partner with The Community Foundation of Gaston County in managing a revolving fund for preserving Belmont’s history and has a strong relationship with other groups, such as Preservation North Carolina, to maintain the fund.

Youngster shows support! According to three year old Graham Asbury’s mom Candace, he’s wanted to be a fireman since he was just a year old. Every week he pays a visit to the Belmont Fire Dept. station on Keener Blvd. to hang out and talk to the guys. Mom says he would show up every day if he could. He always wears the fireman suit Santa brought him. He wears it other places too. PS he’s a fan of the Belmont Police Dept. as well. Good job, Graham! Photos provided

Belmont Historical Society bake sale and auction BHS is holding a Bake Sale, Dinner and Silent Auction all in one event on Sept. 18 from 6-9pm, EDT. Location is at Belmont Foursquare Church gym, located at 8 Elizabeth Street in Belmont. Admission is $20.00 and all proceeds benefit Belmont Historical Society. BHS is looking for sellers as well as buyers! Please bake some of you favorite goodies to share and help raise monies for the Belmont Historical Society. For information on the Bake Sale, contact Kathy Johnston 704-860-0708 or Ginger Feimster 704-7475306. For info on Silent Auction and Dinner call Elizabeth Atterberry 704-813-2648.

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It’s been a long and disappointing summer for the Historic Belmont Foundation (HBF) as the non-profit attempts to save a historic mill house. Now the organization is down to the wire to keep the house from demolition. The house in question is 114 E. Catawba Street, and it’s currently being used for the site office for the construction and renovation work at the Chronicle Mill. The owners and developers of the Chronicle Mill project have offered to donate the house to HBF so it can be preserved. The deadline to accept the offer, though, is fast approaching. The developers will need to access the land on which the house is currently sited in early September. The house is in overall good shape, and HBF has a revolving fund set up for just these kinds of situations. The fund has enough money to move the house from its current location. What they don’t have is the land to move it to. “We have approached all the nearby property owners about the sale of available land, including the City of Belmont, and none are interested in selling, donating, or otherwise providing land in a partnership to save the house,” said Alex Szucs, HBF Board member and a candidate for Belmont City Council. “HBF would love nothing more than to preserve this piece of history associated with Chronicle Mill and Belmont’s mill heritage. But we’re running out of time to find a suitable property for the house. “Now we’re reaching out to the public in a last-ditch effort to find the mill house a new home,” he said. “As a nonprofit, we’re not trying to make money on this. We’re

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TOWN OF RANLO BRIEFS nity and development in the near future. The Board also unanimously approved revised construction fees and the most recent codification to the Town’s Code of Ordinances. With the approval of these revised ordinances, for the first time, the Town’s charter and local ordinances are all available online. You can easily access and search by key-word at

the following link: https://codelibrary. Lastly, the Board voted to postpone the Town’s annual Fall Festival scheduled for September 17th and 18th due to Covid-19 concerns especially regarding school age children. The Town is working with the amusement company to plan for a Spring Fest in 2022.

Gaston County’s fifth and sixth confirmed rabies cases of 2021 On Wednesday, August 19, 2021 at 1:13pm, Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement answered a call for service in the 400 Block of Woodlawn Ave., Gastonia, NC 28052. The caller advised a dog, which had been brought to the residence as a stray, attacked and killed a raccoon in the backyard of the property. Animal Care and Enforcement Specialists investigated the incident. The raccoon was tested for rabies at the State of North Carolina Virology lab. On Monday, August 23, 2021 the raccoon specimen tested

positive for rabies. This family who brought this dog home as a stray could not confirm the animal’s vaccination records. Gaston County Animal Care and Enforcement scanned the animal for a microchip, went back to the area where the family picked the animal up, and completed an area canvass for a possible animal owner. The owner nor vaccination records were located. The animal was euthanized due to the rabies exposure. Animal Care and Enforcement completed a neighborhood canvas in the area of Wood-

Trucks in the Park... The City of Lowell Parks and Rec. will present Trucks in the Park event Thursday, Sept 16 from 3-6pm at Harold Rankin Park. This is a free family event to give kids the opportunity to touch and explore different type of vehicles! CaroMont Health is a proud sponsor of Trucks in the Park! *3:00pm-3:45pm will be Sensory Time meaning there will be no flash-

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lawn Ave., Gastonia to notify the community of the positive rabies result and verify rabies vaccinations for family animals in the area. Gaston County Animal Care and Enforcement also notified the Gaston County Department Health and Human Services so they could complete a follow up investigation. This represents the fifth confirmed rabies case in Gaston County this year. No further information is available at this time. On Saturday, August 21, 2021 at 11:43am, Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement answered a call for service in the 2200 Block of Scottwood Drive, Gastonia, NC 28054. The caller advised their two dogs attacked and killed a raccoon in the yard of the property. Animal Care and Enforcement Specialists investigated the incident. The raccoon was tested for rabies at the State of North Carolina Virology lab. On Tuesday, August 24, 2021 the raccoon specimen tested positive for rabies. The two adult dogs at the address in the 2200 Block of

Scottwood Drive, Gastonia, NC 28054 that were exposed to rabies were up to date on their required rabies vaccinations and received a rabies booster shot. Animal Care and Enforcement completed a neighborhood canvas in the area of Scottwood Drive Gastonia, NC 28054 to notify the community of the positive rabies result and verify rabies vaccinations for family animals in the area. Gaston County Animal Care and Enforcement also notified the Gaston County Department Health and Human Services so they could complete a follow up investigation. The Gaston County Police Department Animal Care and Enforcement Unit stresses the importance of having a valid rabies vaccination for all of your pet’s health and safety as well as the health and safety of animal owners and community. This represents the sixth confirmed rabies case in Gaston County this year. No further information is available at this time.

Francoise Bonnell, wife of Lt. Col. Charles Bonnell (retired) a South Point High graduate, and daughter in law of Belmont residents Bill and Gaye Bonnell, was recently inducted into the 2021 U.S. Army Women’s Foundation Hall of Fame. Bonnell is Fort Monroe’s Director of Museums, Education and Interpretation. She served 22 years in the Army and reserves and led the women’s museum from 2010-2020. Under Bonnell’s direction, the museum received numerous awards. She has been a contributing writer on several books. Photo provided

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A new partnership with Gardner-Webb University will help Gaston County Schools develop the next generation of school administrators. Twelve teachers in Gaston County Schools will be chosen for a 20-month program, completing 36 credit hours that leads to a master’s degree in school administration. Offered through the Superintendent’s Leadership Academy, Superintendent of Schools W. Jeffrey Booker is encouraging teachers who have thought about becoming a principal, assistant principal, or central office supervisor/director to take a serious look at the program. Teachers chosen for the program progress through the

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coursework together as a cohort. Classes in online format meet for 10 weeks, three hours per week (Tuesdays from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. and Thursdays from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.) The cohort also meets in person three Saturdays during the semester from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Linda Rader Staff Development Center in Cramerton. Classes focus on executive leadership, resource management, curriculum development, research and assessment, and other topics. According to Dr. Booker, tuition is free for the 12 teachers chosen for the program; participants will have to pay for their books, which will be about $200 a semester. Through the partnership,

Gardner-Webb will cover tuition for half of the participants while the school district uses professional development funds to pay the tuition for the other half. The cost is estimated at $20,000 per teacher. A teacher applying for the program must be employed currently by Gaston County Schools and have a continuing professional license for educators. Other requirements include holding a bachelor’s or equivalent degree from an accredited college or university; having a minimum 2.7 grade point average on undergraduate or master’s level coursework; having worked as a classroom teacher for at least three years; committing

to work in Gaston County Schools for at least five years after completing the program; and having a willingness to present workshops at district leadership events such as the Teaching and Learning Conference. No GRE or MAT score is required. The deadline to apply is September 3. Interested teachers should submit their resume and a copy of their teaching license to the Gaston County Schools Academic Services Department. Interviews will be held the week of September 6, and selection will be announced the week of September 13. Classes begin October 2. For more information, contact Academic Services at (704) 866-6231.

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At its August meeting, the Town of Ranlo Board held three public hearings. The first was related to the voluntary annexation of 2400 Spencer Mountain Road. This contiguous annexation will grow the Town by over 152 acres and consists of the bulk of Spencer Mountain, owned by WBTV. This vote was unanimously approved and will provide for a gateway of recreational opportu-

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Reeves McGlohon headed up the building team.

Mt. Holly Police Chief Don Roper addresses the congregation.

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Rev. Dr. Kendell Cameron with a Dr. Larry Hovis was a guest speaker. bible that survived the fire. Photos by Bill Ward

These young ladies greeted the congregation and guests. Preparing to take up the offering.

Tori Freeman gives the kids a Bible lesson.


The building team is recognized.

First Baptist Mt. Holly stands proud once again.

Rev. Dr. Kendell Cameron greets a congregation member.

being able to sit in shiny new pews, hear the messages and music, and in general mingle like the “good old days”. Reeve McGlohon headed up the rebuilding committee. “The dedication service marked the end of a long and difficult period in the life of our church - but more importantly, it highlighted the beginning of a new and exciting chapter in 1st Baptist’s history,” he said. “Our church received great support from our city and the faith community following the fire and throughout the rebuilding process. We felt that the dedication service presented us with a chance to “pay back” some of that support and we chose the Mount Holly Police Memorial Plaza as the recipient of a special offering taken up during the ceremony. We are proud that that offering provided over $2,200 toward the construction of the Memorial Plaza. It was appropriate for the dedi-

cation service to highlight both WKWW Architects and Beam Construction. We could not have chosen better groups to design and build our new sanctuary. Their efforts have given us a beautiful new facility that will assist us in carrying out the mission of 1st Baptist for years to come. Our pastor deserves much of the credit for the beautiful new facilities that were dedicated during the service. He spent countless hours working with our architect and contractor, while continuing to take care of his regular pastoral duties. His positive attitude was contagious within our Building Team and our congregation. We are so appreciative of Dr. Cameron’s leadership following the fire and throughout the rebuilding process.” Here are some great photos that show the magnificence of the church and the strength of its members and staff.

Rev. Peter Haley was soloist and choir director for this event.

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Banner News Fellowship & Faith

Church Directory Cramer C amer M Memorial i l United Methodist Church

Morningside Missionary Church 711 Morningside Dr. 704-822-9142

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

N Main St • Cramerton, NC

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

New Covenant United Methodist


14514 Lucian Riverbend Hwy. 704-827-4468

Cramerton Independent Presbyterian Church

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

New Saint Paul Holiness Church

416 Woodlawn Ave. 704-824-1745

North Main Baptist Church

Cramer Memorial United Methodist Church

Redemption Hill Church

Restoration & Deliverance 804 W. Charlotte Ave. 704-820-0954

Revival Tabernacle of Mt. Holly

Grace Wesleyan Church 6014 S. New Hope Rd 704-825-7959

Henry’s Chapel Ame Zion Church

455 Sacco St. 704-825-6007

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

Message of Love Church

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

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

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

306 Pearl Beaty Dr. 704-827-6500

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

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

North Belmont Church of God 2316 Acme Rd. 704-827-4092

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

Ebenezer United Methodist Church

503 N. Main Street 704-825-9600

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

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

First United Methodist Church of Belmont

701 Secrest Ave. 704-825-8175

807 South Point Road 704-825-2106

The Pointe

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

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

Catawba Heights Church of God CBC-Memorial Apostolic

Queen Of The Apostles Catholic Church

First Baptist Church

312 W. Glendale Ave. 704-827-2726

212 South Street 704-825-7269

909 Edgemont Ave 704-825-5346

6325 Wilkinson Blvd. 704-755-5034

Burge Memorial Methodist Church

122 Tomberlin Rd. 704-827-4225

118 School Street 704-827-7071

Exodus Church


Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist

East Belmont Free Will Baptist

120 Belmont-Mt. Holly Road 704-827-3366

210 Park Street, Belmont NC

6700 Wilkinson Blvd 704-825-1709

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

Upper Room United Pentecostal 1405 Armstrong Ford Rd. 704-825-0604

230 W. Charlotte Ave. 704-827-0968

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

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

River of Life Full Gospel Church

Riverside Baptist Church

West Cramerton United Methodist Church

Shiloh AME Zion Methodist

207 Lowell Ave. 704-824-4213

St. Anthony of Padua Traditional Catholic Church


108 Horseshoe Bend Beach Rd. 704-827-8676

The Barn at Sandcastle Farm 155 Sandcastle Rd.

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

Tuckaseege Baptist Church

Gateway Cowboy Church

STANLEY Amazing Grace Baptist Church

511 Tuckaseege Rd. 704-827-4301

7280 Sifford Rd. 704-827-6277

Way of the Cross Baptist Church

Christ’s Evangelical Lutheran

238 Lanier Ave. 704-827-8111

203 S. Main St. 704-263-2621

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

Westview Presbyterian Church

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

First United Methodist Church

Community Christian Fellowship

1020 W. Catawba Ave. 704-827-2026

2560 Stanley Lucia Rd. 704-827-5881


First Presbyterian Church

Bethlehem Church

512 Old Mount Holly Rd. 704-263-4275

Core Church 707 Westland Farm Rd. 704-822-8033

Cornerstone Family Worship 709 Rankin Ave. 704-671-8640

Covenant United Methodist 110 Underwood Dr. 704-820-0603

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 133 S. Main St. 704-827-0521

First United Methodist Church 140 N. Main St. 704-827-4855

3100 Bethlehem Church St. 704-823-5050

Carolina Community Baptist 604 Martha Ave 704-824-2872

Center Baptist Church S. New Hope Rd. 704-824-4121

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

Epic Church

New Life Baptist Church

100 Indian Walk 704-671-4652

527 N. Buckoak St. 704-263-4647

Lowell Church of God

Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church

804 W. First Street 704-824-3383

2717 Dallas/Stanley Hwy. 704-263-4406

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

Lowell Smyre United Methodist Church

Springfield Memorial Baptist Church 2920 Dallas-Stanley Highway 704-263-4426

Stanley Church of God

201 N. Main St. 704-824-8814

324 N. Main St. 704-263-4041

Mt. Calvary Baptist Church

Stanley Pentecostal Holiness Church

120 Branch St. 704-824-4535

113 E. Parkwood St. 704-263-2131

First Baptist Church of Lowell

Trinity Full Gospel Church

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

303 Sunset Dr. 704-263-9765

Goshen Free Will Baptist Church

First Baptist Church

1300 W. Catawba Ave. 704-827-3076

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

Grace Baptist Church

New Life Church

300 Westland Farm Rd. 704-827-8600

128 Robbins St. 704-824-1356

Hickory Grove Baptist Church

Presbyterian Church of Lowell

3717 Hickory Grove Rd. 704-827-3939

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


Kingdom Hall Jehovah’s Witnesses

Restoration Church

1736 Kelly Rd. 704-263-0199

1800 Spencer Mountain Rd. 704-824-5250

112 White Jenkins Rd. 704-681-2017

Lighthouse Full Gospel Church

Woodlawn Baptist Church

530 N. Hawthorne St. 704-827-1442

1101 N. Main St. 704-824-4261

Living Witness Ministries

Goshen Presbyterian Church

513 Woodlawn Ave. 704-827-5185

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd

143 Church St. 704-824-5380

Roper Street 704-601-5146

110 S. Main St. 704-827-4751

McAdenville Baptist Church


Grace Korean Ch Assembly-God

Bethel Baptist Church

Macedonia Baptist Church

124 Georgia Belle Ave 704-965-1004

NC Highway 273 704-827-9846

1951 Stanley Lucia Rd. 704-827-9224

Will of God Church

171 S. Main St. 704-824-7785

740 Rankin Ave. 704-827-5181


5339 S. New Hope Rd 704-825-8252

First Baptist Church

105 Pine Rd. 704-827-3856

541 Costner St. 704-827-0004

Gaston Christian Church

East Wilkinson Blvd. 704-824-5319

Ridgeview Baptist Church

1117 Old NC Hwy 27 704-827-8826

204 Lincoln St. 704-825-8342

Cramerton Temple of God Church

235 8th Ave. 704-824-1991

Second Baptist Church

Hood Memorial AME Zion Church

154 N. Main St. 704-824-3831

826 W. Charlotte Ave. 704-827-2999

1120 Charlotte Ave. 704-530-5174

151 Henry Chapel Rd 704-825-0711

Cramerton Free Will Baptist

1529 Old Hwy. 27 Rd. 704-827-5851 1304 N. Main St. 704-827-6141

Employees of

151 8th Ave. 704-824-3889

Lakeview Baptist Church

192 Main St. 704-824-2740

McAdenville Wesleyan Church 300 E. Wesleyan Dr. 704-824-1073

United In Action of Stanley 5481 Hickory Grove Rd. 704-524-0555

Welcome Baptist Church 811 Mauney Rd.

Bright Light Baptist Church

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Ladonna Boyer and Audrey Leazer with one of the cool CHS shirts.

MUSEUM From Page 1 lettering in three sports at Cramerton High and Belmont Abbey College. The museum’s board chair, Richard Atkinson worked countless hours with Reece. “There is a big empty spot here today without Ted,” Atkinsonj said. “But he will always be here in spirit.” The CHS’s first president, Jeff Ramsey, explained how the society and museum ideas were hatched. “In 2015 we had very successful Cramerton Centennial Celebration. Everyone enjoyed the 100 year time display from 1915-2015,” Ramsey said. “It portrayed Cramerton’s rich history and artifacts during the celebration . We decided to create a

Ted Reece’s son Tim and daughter Mira Harris.

non-profit organization, Cramerton’s Historical Society, in 2015 to share our history with surrounding communities, since we did not have a place for a museum. Our focus was celebrating the 100 year landmarks in Cramerton with fundraiser events by presenting them with historical markers, such as Maymont’s mansion from 1917 to 2017 and Mayworth / Cramerton’s School from 1919 to 2019. Multiple events were held at local elementary schools to share the history of Cramerton. We were able to help spearhead the Cramerton Veteran memorial in 2018 with the Town of Cramerton to honor all the Veterans of Cramerton. Cramerton is very excited to have a museum enabling us to provide events and display our rich history and artifacts of Cramerton. We want to thank the Town of Cramerton

CHS president Chris Leazer addresses the crowd.

for all their support and for providing us a place for the museum.” The museum is strong on visuals including plenty of vintage photos from Cramerton’s past. A good example of this is the huge, black and white aerial photo of Cramer Mills that covers one entire wall of the museum’s main space. Allen Millican provided the photo and Ken Parrott of Bedgood Advertising made the mural. Another feature of the museum are large, foldable panels that have photos and graphics attached. The six double panels measure 80x30 inches. Subject matter on the panels will be changed periodically. One big item at the museum is a small room that has been made into a replica of Stuart Cramer’s office when he ran the mills. Other items on display naturally include a tribute to Cramerton’s famous khaki cloth that was used to make countless WWII uniforms. Another, larger room has its wall space covered with large, framed, archival photos showing things such as

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Wording on the Ted Reece award.

the hotel and rail depot that were once in Cramerton. The photos were previously in the recreation center gym across the street. Interested in going? For more information visit Cramerton Historical Society on Facebook or call 704-906-5339. Visitors checking out the displays.

The late Ted Reece.

Part of the crowd.

Frank Nixon speaks as Rev. David Julen and Brenda Austin look on with the First Baptist Cramerton 100th anniversary plaque. Pictures on display.

The museum entrance.

Photos by Alan Hodge

Tanner Strowman presents a $250 check to Baltimore School owner Fred Glenn and his wife Ernestine.

Sign over the main display gallery entrance.

Some of Ted Reece’s favorite things.

CHS museum chairman Richard Atkinson (front) receives the Ted Reece Spirit Award from Jeff Ramsey.

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Read all about it: The first day of school in Gaston County! Early Monday morning, school buses and parents alike traveled across Gaston County, dropping off students at school for the first day of the 2021-2022 academic year. Staff greeted students upon their arrival, some of them with a friendly fist bump and others with big smiles as they recognized familiar faces and met some new ones, too. “It’s going to be a great first day,” said Amy Giles of H.H. Beam Elementary School as she fist-bumped students when they hopped off the bus. “I’m so excited to see our students again!” Leslie Myers said she is looking forward to having face-to-face interactions with her first graders. “I can’t wait to watch them grow and learn in the classroom,” she said. When asked about her colorful classroom and popsiclethemed door decorations, Myers smiled. “I spent many sleepless nights planning for this day. I just wanted the room to look amazing for the students.” Inside the classroom on opening dayH.H. Beam second-graders in Carol Johnson’s class were greeted with yellow paper plates made to look like a sun on the door to her classroom, with the words “Beaming with Joy to See You” above them. And,

Johnson absolutely was. Giving her students a positive start to the day, she asked them, “Did you win by getting up today? Did you win by coming to school?” And, when they all replied with a resounding yes, she led a “we won!” chant throughout her classroom that left students feeling positive and uplifted. Using a few of the school supplies she had placed on their desks, Johnson reminded them that they have a bright future ahead of them. Speaking metaphorically, she told them they could use the eraser for erasing bad things that had happened in the past. Second grade is a new year, she told the students. “I see a room of smart people. Kind people. Funny people,” Johnson said. “You can do anything you want to do, and I am going to teach you how.” Johnson kept the sunshine theme (and school pride) going as she asked her students, “how are you beaming?” Each letter in the word “beam” stands for different positive aspects she wants her students to bring to class with them each day. Happening at other schoolsStudents at Pleasant Ridge Elementary got similar motivational talks from their teachers as they went over rules and what is expected of them in their classes. Starting

the day by organizing their desks, filling out worksheets, and reading, students were eager and ready to learn in the classroom again. There was a similar feeling in the halls of Hunter Huss High School as students transitioned from first to second period. In Sara Dodson’s Spanish I class, students were asked what their expectations for the school year are and how they are going to achieve them. Seniors in Carrie Baskett’s English class learned about resources to help them navigate their senior year. They also learned how important it is to plan for the future, a lesson that echoed a similar sentiment in Johnson’s second-grade classroom and classrooms all across the county. The superintendent saysSuperintendent of Schools W. Jeffrey Booker spent the first day stopping by schools to greet students and staff. He started at W.A. Bess Elementary where he talked to several teachers, observed students settling into first- and second-grade classrooms, and welcomed a group of kindergarteners to school for the very first time.

By lunchtime, Booker had visited seven schools. “It was great seeing the students arrive at school this morning. Everyone was positive and upbeat and ready to begin a brand new school year,” said Booker. “We know that we will face challenges this year because the pandemic is ongoing, but our hope is that this school year will be as normal as possible for students and teachers.” Booker continued, “The first day of school is a time when the slate is wiped clean, and everyone gets a fresh start. Our teachers are prepared to help students build on what they learned and accomplished last year, and they are going to do everything they can to make sure our students grow and thrive in the year ahead.” Gaston Schools story/photos

Belmont 12u Girls softball takes to the field The City of Mount Holly Parks & Recreation Department is proud to show off two new batting cages at Tuckaseege Park. These newly-constructed turf batting cages were completed in collaboration with the Mount Holly Athletic Association, who paid for the cages to be installed, and Kinetic Drive, who donated the turf to be put in the cages. These batting cages are great assets and enhancements to the park. Photo provided

Fast-Pitch Softball girls gear up for their Fall 2021 season. Players 12u will be competing against local teams; such as Cramerton, Gastonia, Mt Holly and Lake Wylie and will be playing home games at Frady Field, Belmont. The team is coached by Ashley Doster and a few additional assistant coaches. For more info on how you can be involved in the community through sports with the City of Belmont Parks and Recreation Department, feel free to contact the office at 704-825-8191. Photo provided

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The Belmont Middle School Wildcats football team played the Southwest Middle Roadrunners last week. Wednesday’s game was halted in the first quarter due to rain and resumed Thursday. The Wildcats lost 22-8.

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southern culture on the skids Saturday, Sept. 11 at 8 pm

“Out Back” in the parking lot behind The Foundation Performing Arts Center at Isothermal Community College

Admission sold per car with a limited number of cars allowed to maintain social-distancing.

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Photos by Calvin Craig and Bill Bostick/Tarheel Sports Photography

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Cramer and South Point pull off wins By John Wilson

South Point and Stuart Cramer both won their second football games of the year. The Red Raiders beat the East Gaston Warriors 35-7 while the Storm thrashed the Bessemer City Yellow Jackets 38-6. Cramer-Bessemer City Last week the Stuart Cramer football team lost their opener in a tough 29-18 loss to the Bunker Hill Bears. This week the Storm responded by turning in a solid performance against Bessemer City. “I’m proud of our guys for bouncing back from last week,” coach Ben McMillan said. The Cramer defense showed what they were capable of doing by shutting down the Yellow Jacket offense and generating turnovers. “I thought our defense played outstanding,” coach McMillan said “The defense played lights out. They forced six turnovers. One for a touchdown.”

Defensive end Arias Nash and linebacker Josue Sanchez lead the Cramer defensive charge. Nash had 13 tackles and caused three cost fumbles while Sanchez had 11 stops and two fumble recoveries. Nash and Sanchez weren’t the only Cramer players to have a good night. Johnny O’Shea finished the night with nine tackles while Eric Jenkins and Daimean Fernandez each added seven stops to the Storm defensive effort. Offensively the Storm didn’t put up great stats but they got the job done. Cramer ended the game with 195 yards of total offense. Justin Rocquemore went 12 for 22 for 153 yards with three touchdowns and a pick. Rocquemore also threw touchdown passes with TD strikes being thrown Nathan Brittain, John Hill and Tyler Ward. Damien Bentley was Cramer’s most prolific receiver. Bentley pulled in five passes for 42 yards. On the ground Myles Hamilton rushed for 19 yards See FOOTBALL, Page 13

Photos by Bill Bostick Tarheel Sports Photography

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rior defense threw a little bit of everything at South Point in an effort to disrupt the Red Raiders offense. For a while it was working. Going into the half South Point and East Gaston were tied up 7-7. During halftime the Red Raiders made some adjustments and once the third quarter got underway South Point the tempo of the game shifted. “They were playing hard,” head coach Adam Hodge said of East Gaston. “We just needed to settle down and do what we do.” Once the Red Raiders got into a rhythm there was little the Warriors could do to stop them. South Point put up 28

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off of eight carries while Rocquemore finished the game with six carries for 16 yards and a TD. While this was definitely a good win coach McMillan sees things that he’d like his team to do better with. “I’m happy with us winning but we still have some improving to do,” McMillan added. South Point-East Gaston The South Point East Gaston game turned out to be a tale of two halves. Early on it looked like EG was going to give the Red Raiders a real run for their money. The War-

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unanswered points in the second half and when the evening ended the Red Raiders had put up 356 yards of total offense. Like last week, most of the yardage came on the ground. Once again running back Tyson Riley showed that he can carry the load. So far this year Riley has been impressive. Against East Gaston the five foot 170 pound senior carried the ball 25 times for 224 yards and two touchdowns. “I thought that was pretty good,” coach Hodge said of Riley’s effort performance. Riley wasn’t the only Red Raider to have a decent offensive outing. Junior Quarterback Cam Medlock also played well. Medlock threw for 58 yards and a score and ran for 32 yards off of five carries and a TD. Jackson Blee was South Point’s top receiver with 44 yards and a touchdown. Blee’s TD is his second in consecutive weeks. Defensively the Red Raiders played some real heads up ball. Big Red limited the Warriors to 202 yards of total offense. Senior linebacker Ryan Harris was South Point’s top tackler with 14 stops while safety Will Ross finished the evening with 12 tackles. East Gaston’s top offensive performers were quarterback Trenton Sherrill and Nehemiah Stovall. Sherrill finished the night going nine for 13 for 100 yards while Stovall ran for 43 yards off of eight carries. This week the 1-1 Warriors will travel to Cramerton to take on the 1-1 Storm.

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Photos by Calvin Craig Superraiders

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LILY MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH is in need of a parttime secretary. If you are interested, please send resumes to 406 Whitener St., Shelby, NC 28152. Questions, please call (704) 692-8537 PAINT AND DRYWALL. Painters and Drywall finishers needed. Shelby area (704) 487-9991 LOOKING FOR EMPLOYMENT WITH the elderly. Can cook meals and be a companion. 20 years experience with elderly. Call anytime 828-2898054. (828) 289-8054 PART-TIME SEASONAL PHOTOGRAPHY. No experience necessary. Will train. Must have reliable transportation. 704480-1226.

LOCK ‘N’ ROLL STORAGE. “ALL NEW” 10’x10’ and 10’x15’ Storage Units Available. Self Store Dawn til Dusk. Secure and Convenient! Located at 1002 Polkville Rd., (Hwy 226 N.) Shelby. Located next to 5 Star Auto Sales. or Call (704) 484-4112


FULL TIME EXPERIENCED AUTOMOTIVE MECHANIC. Apply In Person at 1900 Elizabeth Ave., Shelby, NC (704) 482-0441 ONE ON ONE CARE is hiring for all shifts. Full/part-time hours available. Group homes are 6 beds or less. CNA/Nursing assistant jobs available but not required. No exp. necessary, all trainings included. Please apply in person at 203 Lee St., Shelby. FULL TIME MAINTENANCE MAN NEEDED. Maintain rental properties. Must have valid NC Drivers license. Pay depends on experience. (704) 473-4299


HANDYMAN SERVICES. NOW IS THE TIME for all your pressure washing needs. Offering: mulching, trees and bushes trimmed, clean flower beds, minor repairs, decks stained & restored. Any Handyman Services. No Job too Big or Small! References available. We will show up and do the job. Call us first, 704-692-4449.

ROOFING, SIDING, GUTTERS, LEAF GUARDS. Tim’s Roof Contractors is your local professional on all types of shingle roofing, metal roofing, Flat roofing and we install all styles and colors of vinyl siding, soffits, fascia trim and aluminum wrap. We are highly rated on Google 4.9 stars with 135 reviews/ BBB accredited with an A+ rating/ Background checked plus Owens Corning Preferred Contractors status. We offer Free Quotes / Roofing repairs and replacement services. Call us to talk to the local pro for services in Cleveland, Gaston, Lincoln and Rutherford Counties. Call us today 980-522-5606 or contact us through our website We would like to earn your business. (980) 522-5606 MORGAN’S TREE & FIREWOOD SERVICE Down tree removal. Free estimates. No job too small. 828-395-0758.

SHIPMAN’S MASONRY- 48 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Brick, Block & Stone, Outside Fireplaces, Foundations, Underpinnings. “Free Estimates”. 1st Quality Work! (863) 532-1587 DUST TO SHINE CLEANING SERVICE. Residential, commercial, weekly, biweekly, monthly, move in/out, construction, one time cleanings offered with over 10 years experience. Free estimates. (704) 297-8355 ROB’S LAWN CARE. I do lawns in the Shelby Area. Reasonable Rates! Call 704-4875065 or (704) 297-0325 HALL’S LAWNCARE. I do lawns in Boiling Springs, Mooresboro & Rutherford County. Reasonable Rates. (704) 473-0618 TRIPLE D PAINTING, LLC. All your painting needs. Free estimates. Over 25 yrs experience! Framing, facial boards and much more wood work available! Making your home, building or business look new again. (704) 418-5736

TALL PINES CORPORATION. “We would love to make your dream come true!” (704) 600-5438 IT’S TIME TO TRIM CREPE MYRTLE TREES. Spreading Mulch or Gravel, minor chainsaw work and storm clean-up. I can do many of your outside chores with over 15 years experience all over Cleveland County and stretching to the Forest City area. Nice, honest, dependable, clean, drug-free, he’s an all around great guy and handyman, so call Rob today and see what I can help you with. 980-295-0750.

RETIRED GENERAL CONTRACTOR AVAILABLE for small job repairs and fixes. Deck repair a specialty. Rutherford/Cleveland County areas. Bob, 828-476-6058.

CPR CLASSES BLS ~ CPR-AED-First Aid ~ EMR Classes 1st Response Mobile Training. Call today to sign up for a class! 704-8007411 At your location or one of ours Group Discounts (704) 800-7411


FURNITURE FOR SALE. Like new red sofa and love seat. Paid $2000, asking $600 for set. Beige sofa set $600. New leather sofa $700. 2 king size beds with mattresses. 1 full bedroom suite, $1000. 3 recliners $75 ea. Dinette table & 6 chairs with hutch $1000. Dark brown lounge and sofa $400. Blue recliner $60. Antique chest of drawers. Washer & dryer $300 ea. Christmas decor, and other various furniture & misc items. 864-805-0175


ESTATE SALE Sat., Sept 4th, 2021 from 11:00 AM - until. One day only. Everything must go. Furniture, appliances, clothes, kitchen ware, tvs, cds/dvds/vhs, war memorabilia, collectibles, and much more. At 1623 Caleb Road, Shelby, NC 28152 WOODBRIDGE/MOSS LAKE KINGS MOUNTAIN. Sat., Sept. 11th, 2021, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM. COMMUNITY WIDE YARD SALE! Visit all Woodbridge sections, North, South, East, West & Main. From all locations take Hwy 74, Moss Lake/Waco Exit. Go north on Stoney Point Rd. See direction signs at Woodbridge Handy Mart at the corner of Stoney Point Road and New Camp Creek Church Road. Kings Mountain, NC 28086 RUTHERFORD COUNTY GIGANTIC TOOL SALE “DON’T MISS!” Fri., Sept 3rd & Sat. Sept 4th, 2021 from 7:00 AM - Until. “ALL TYPES OF TOOLS” You name it....we got it! Drills, Dollies, Industrial, Too Much to List!. Office Copier & Misc. Items. Custom Made Open Trailer, Closed Cargo Trailer. 2011 GMC Truck. at 2259 Whitesides Rd., Forest City, NC 28043 MOVING SALE Sat., Sept. 4, 8am-2pm. Furniture, canning jars, drill press, log splitter, more! 845 Sandy Level Church Road, Bostic. Bostic, NC 28018

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

LOCK ‘N’ ROLL STORAGE. “ALL NEW” 10’x10’ and 10’x15’ Storage Units Available. Self Store Dawn til Dusk. Secure and Convenient! Located at 1002 Polkville Rd., (Hwy 226 N.) Shelby. Located next to 5 Star Auto Sales. For Info Call (704) 484-4112




PAINTING SERVICES. Over 25 years experience, affordable prices. Professional results. References available. Free estimates. Charles, or leave message. (704) 435-8062. CLEVELAND COUNTY GARAGE DOORS. Summer Tuneup Special, $59.95. We will check all your equipment lube, make sure it’s working correctly. We repair broken doors. Also offering new installations. 704477-9119 or 704-472-9367.


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FOR SALE GENUINE BROWN LEATHER SECTIONAL SOFA. 139.5” long. Still in plastic. Paid $3000, asking $1000 firm. Can deliver local. $20. (704) 472-3472 ALL METAL GARAGES. Big Discounts! Zero down. Call for more details. 828-382-0455. PURE RAW LOCAL HONEY. $18 per quart, $10 per pint. Produced in Rutherford County. Call or text Jackson Corbin, 828-980-1823.

ELLENBORO VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT has pics of Ellenboro Volunteer Fire Department gifts including mini-hoops, fridge magnets, t-shirts, binders, coffee mugs, more NC4Ever@email. com CUT THE CABLE. Get 12,000 channels. Watch new movies, Spanish, English, Indian, Arabic. Sports, NBA, NFL, ESPN, Soccer, all live, adult movies, all for $150. Payments available. 1 year subscription for TV channels $149. Also 50” Samsung Smart TV, $350. Need Sales People. (704) 962-9007 FURNITURE FOR SALE Reclining couch and sofa, coffee table and end tables. $150 for all or OBO. 980-291-3515. METAL & PLASTIC DRUMS WITH LIDS & RINGS. $20. Food Grade Totes $100, #2 $75. Burning Barrels $10. Solid top Plastic $10. 15 Gallon Plastic Jugs $20. 90 lb Anvil $200. (828) 327-4782 LOTS OF CLOTHING, DRESSES, PANTS tops and jackets. Size 12, 18 & 20. Tops: small, medium, large. $5.00 each. 828-287-0982. FIREWOOD FOR SALE. Long wheelbase load, Full loaded. $70.00/load. Delivered. 864492-4793 or 803-627-9408. “COVETED VETERANS CIRCLE” In Gaston Memorial Park. Three Burial Plots For Sale. Will Sell Together or Individually. Price Negotiable. (919) 272-5503 GONE WITH THE WIND DOLLS. Trading cards with tote, Little Rascals VHS never opened, Family Pack VHS never opened, Clay pigeon thrower, Huffy Good Vibration bike. 828829-6821. KIMBALL SPINET PIANO. Excellent condition. $800. (704) 472-1355 HOYER LIFT/ROLLATOR. Rollator used once & Lift never used, in great condition. Lift has 2 batteries and adjustable sling & back. (704) 692-0724 INDOOR HYDROPONICS GROW SETUP. 2 Big Kahuna Hoods, Four 1000 Watt Hortilux Bulbs, Two 1000 Watt Ballasts, One 600 Watt Ballast, 4’x8’ Tray, 4’x6’ Tray, 40 Gal. Reservoir, 70 Gal. Reservoir, One 8’ Steel Stand, Dehumidifier, 1 Reverse Osmosis System, 2 Blowers, Assorted Feeder Tubes, Pumps, Aerators, Timers, 2 Wall Mount Fans. Several Bags of Growing Medium. Best Offer Over $1000. (864) 978-7958

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

Deadline: Friday at 12:00 Noon







1500 BTU HAIER AIR CONDITIONER. $150. (704) 473-0618

HAVE A STORAGE BUILDING NOT USING, OUTGROWN IT? Sell it, trade in for new bigger one. We take trades, we buy used buildings. Must be factory built, able to move. J. Johnson Sales INC. 828-245-5895.

1986 24 FT. SANPAN HARDTOP PONTOON. 1 year old Suzuki 40HP outboard, 45 stroke battery, & starter. No trailer. Good shape. Moving, must sell. Located on Moss lake. $5000. 940-704-5276.

1996 CHEVROLET C/K 1500 Truck. Regular cab, long bed, V6, needs motor work. 828248-8060. (828) 248-8060


WANT TO RENT. Small two bedroom house or apartment in the vicinity of Allied Diecast in Rutherfordton. 828-829-0439

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.

96 SEARAY 175, 125 MERC. OUTBOARD $8000 OBO. Fish and Ski model with all the extra equipment and trailer with swing away tongue. Garage kept and maintained. Text for photos. (704) 473-2573



WE BUY UTILITY TRAILERS “Must Have Title” contact J. Johnson Sales, Inc., Forest City. (828) 245-5895

WANT TO BUY: STAMP COLLECTIONS and accumulations of same. Call 828-6529425 or 954-614-2562.

5) 10X10 DOG PANEL KENNELS Excellent condition, purchased locally, $200 each kennel, cash only, Forest City. 828-305-1834.

CASH FOR YOUR RECORD ALBUMS. Call Ron. (919) 314-7579

FOR SALE Great Deal! Duncan Kiln 31 inches Tall Outside 22 inches Top Inside 17x19 call 704-487-7715 REFRIGERATORS, STOVES, WASHERS, DRYERS. Discount Prices. 1205 Earl Road, Shelby NC. (704) 487-4443 HORSE QUALITY HAY. Square and round bales, also 3x3x8’ bales. Call (704) 4876855 PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS with Scratch Pads! Press Room Printing. 704-482-2243. (704) 538-5788 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 KILL ALL YOUR WEEDS! Ranger Pro 2.5 gallon. $44.00. 828-287-3272. ACEPHATE FIRE ANT KILLER. Works great! $12.99. Call 828-287-3272. NEW CANNING JARS with Lids & Seals. $17.67 per case. Call 828-287-3272. PROPANE GRILL TANKS REFILLED. Only $10.99. Call 828287-3272. DEER CORN. SHELLED, 50lbs, $10.05. 828-287-3272. UTILITY BUILDINGS, STORAGE BUILDINGS. Steel, Wood, Vinyl. Some fully insulated, 1 to 2 day delivery if buy from stock. Cash or low down payment with monthly payments. No credit ok. J. Johnson Sales INC. 828245-5895. 16X40 OR TWO STORY BUILDINGS BUILT ON SITE. 1 DAY INSTALL. J. Johnson Sales INC. 828-245-5895. FLAG POLES, FLAGS IN STOCK. Pickup or we deliver and install available. J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City. Call 828-245-5895. CARPORTS, GARAGES, BUILDINGS, RV, BOAT COVERS IN STOCK. Areas largest on site display. Best selection, quality price. J. Johnson Sales, Inc. 2690 Hwy. 221S., Forest City. 828-245-5895. HAVE A TRAILER NOT USING? SELL IT! J. Johnson Sales INC. Buy, Sale, Trade trailers. Must have title. Call 828-245-5895.

2014 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN Call for Price. Braunability handicap van. Side entry ramp. Transfer driver seat. Ideal van for disabled person who uses a wheel chair and can still drive. Equipped to add hand controls. (704) 6926248

FARM & GARDEN NEW SOUTHERN 5 FT. BUSH HOG. $1,250. 828-287-3272.


WE BUY UTILITY TRAILERS. “Must Have Title” contact J. Johnson Sales, Inc., Forest City. (828) 245-5895

DOG KENNELS. 7x7, 5x10, 10x10, 10x20, 20x20 tops, split kennels. Pickup or we deliver and install available. J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City. 828245-5895.

2015 GMC YUKON XL DENALI, 4x4, Pearl White, 94,000 miles, Leather, Sunroof, 20” Alloys, Heated & Cooled Seats, $37,500. “Top of the Line!” Call (704) 482-0441

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

FREE 2 PIGS, APPROX. 100LBS Male & female. No delivery. 704-692-6649


WE BUY JUNK VEHICLES. WE PAY TOP DOLLAR FOR VEHICLES RUNNING OR NOT, MUST HAVE A TITLE OR ID. (704) 487-5244 CRESTMIDDLE@AOL.COM CASH FOR YOUR CAR running or not, title or no title. Call Charles Dellinger at Red Road Towing. 704-692-6767, (704) 487-0228 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

HEDGEHOGS AND SUGAR GLIDERS HOME. Male and female are available for both babies contact us if interested and for more info (915) 201-5269 deanwillson8@

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

BEAUTIFUL GOLDENDOODLE PUPPIES. Ready to go, UTD on all shots goldendoodle puppies. Registered. Asking $1000. I have 1 brindle female left and the rest are black. I have 1 male and 6 females. (828) 829-6540

DANNY’S AUTOWERKS. Buying used or junk cars. Competitive prices. Call Danny 828-2893081 or Jimmy 828-289-1175.

FOR SALE HAIRSHEEP, RAMS, EWES, goats, pigmy cross, does and wethers, dwarf bucks. 828-248-8060

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

GUINEAS KEETS BABIES AND BANTAMS. Guineas Keets Babies $5.00. Bantams Babies $2.00 for sale. One to two weeks old. (704) 476-9943


2021 USED OLD TOWN VAPOR Canoe livery selling gently used Old Town Vapor Angler 10’ kayaks. The kayaks were ordered in the spring but due to a mix up the 10 foot Vapors were delivered instead of the 12’ Vapors we ordered. We had to use them in our rental program for a couple of months. Our new ones have come in which is good news for anyone who wants a great kayak at a great price. These Vapor Angler kayaks are great for recreational paddling or fishing. Each kayak comes with a anchor. They are in excellent condition. We currently have 10 available. The price of $425 is a firm price. Get yours now, they will go fast. Located in Crumpler, NC 336-9894 ext. 39 suzykepp@

TWO SEVEN YEAR OLD YORKIES. 1 male, 1 female, selling as pair. Need fenced yard or house-kept. All shots. $1200. 828-200-7441. DOG KENNELS. 7x7, 5x10, 10x10, 10x20, 20x20 tops, split kennels. Pickup or we deliver and install available. J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City. 828-245-5895.

CARS & TRUCKS 2006 DODGE CHARGER RT, 5.7 Lt Hemi motor, 215,567 miles, $7000. (828) 657-5567 2007 BUICK LACROSSE V-6, 3.8 All Pwr, local Forest City car, 160k miles, $4800, call 828-980-8461 (828) 980-8461 2018 FORD FUSION 24,400 miles, $17995, Great Condition (704) 472-6337 1992 CHEVROLET CORVETTE $8500.00, 1992 Chevrolet Corvette Classic Red 109k LT1 V-8, Auto T-Top Garage Kept Runs Great 828584-7364

1986 MINNIE WINNIE. $1820, 20 ft. Class C, 5.7L engine, sleep 4-6 pers, 81k miles, info at, non smoker owner.


2007 HONDA 1300 VTX. Only 7,000 miles. New front tire. 2 helmets. Garage kept. $2,300. 828-453-8662 or 828-3050363.

VACATIONS OCEAN LAKES MYRTLE BEACH. Cottage N34. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, den, kitchen, dining, covered deck, near country store. Call Dorcas, 803-7182659, (803) 635-9831


1.97 ACRES, 3000 SQFT BUILDING. 1144 East Stagecoach Trail, Lawndale, NC 28090. INVESTORS: Great Investment. More than 100% one day return. 2020 assessed value $220,325. Purchase price $114,000 firm. Call Jim Brown, Washburn Real Estate, 828429-1023 or 828-287-7325.

QUALITY, COMFORTABLE, 55+ COMMUNITY Residences at Humboldt Park - 715 Dellinger Rd Shelby. Refreshed unit available now! Welcome home to Residences at Humboldt Park. We are a 55+ apt community located in Shelby just off Dellinger Rd. Under new management, the community features on site amenities and a quiet, peaceful, park like atmosphere. Our refreshed units offer the highest quality of modern living. Humboldt Partners provides safe, clean, quality, affordable housing to our residents and communities. Be at Home, in a Humboldt home. Call Property Management Corp today or come by for a tour. Shelby, NC 28152 (704) 705-4533 rentals@thehumboldtpark. net LINCOLN COUNTY BEAUTIFUL 0.87 ACRES. Located in Lincoln County. $38,000. Owner financing. 704374-5073. RUTHERFORD COUNTY 1/2 ACRE LOT UNRESTRICTED!! Near TIEC, $15,000. Call 864-909-1035 or visit: www.

OCEAN LAKES BEACH HOUSE. For rent, 2 bedroom 2 bath with sleeper sofa, WiFi, golf cart inc. Summer & Fall availability. Halloween weekend open. 704-473-1494.

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 MOVE IN SPECIAL. 2 & 3 Bedroom, deposit required. $195 weekly rates. Includes power and water. NO PETS. Visit us online at Oakwood Rentals, Shelby. Call (704) 473-4299 MOBILE HOMES & APARTMENTS. In Kings Mountain. Price starting at $100 per week. Call (704) 739-4417

HICKORY CREEK APARTMENTS FOR SENIORS. (62 and older), disabled (50 and older). Shelby. Now taking applications for waiting list. 418 East Warren Street, (704) 4876354 1, 2 & 3 BEDROOM TOWNHOMES. Shelby, NC. We are currently accepting applications for our waiting list. Rent is based on income (and some expenses are deducted). Call or visit us today, Laurel Hill Apartments 704-4871114. Equal Housing Opportunity. 2&3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Nice and clean, water furnished. Oak Grove Community, Kings Mtn. Call or text, 704-739-0259. RUTHERFORD COUNTY 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH, secluded 1 acre lot. No pets. First, last and security. Complete background check. Shiloh area. 828-429-9831. 2 & 3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Small private park between Spindale and Forest City. Starting at $500 per month. 828-382-0475.


OCEAN LAKE BEACH HOUSE 2 bedroom, 2 bath. Also pullout couch, golf cart. Weeks and weekends. 704472-5182

REAL ESTATE CLEVELAND COUNTY HOUSE FOR SALE. Hall Crossing, 3 bedroom, 2 bath. 315 Landry Drive, 704-8423101, 704-739-7065. Kings Mountain, NC 28086




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