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Volume 88 • Issue 38

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

Thursday, September 22, 2022

B4L neighborhood celebration held in Belmont By Alan Hodge

The B4L (Boogatown 4 Life) group got together at Reid Park in Belmont last Saturday for some food, fun, and friendship. It was a celebration of Belmont’s African-American community- many members of whom have called the Reid area home for generations. The first annual B4L event took place last year, and it was a big hit. One of the event organizers, Steven Reese, recalled the action. “Last year we had Belmont mayor Charlie Martin, Belmont police chief (now Gaston County sheriff-elect) Chad Hawkins, and members of local law enforcement attend and speak,” said Reese.

“There were also food vendors, and a jump king. We also gave out ‘impact awards’ and one ICON Award.” Reese went on to explain the reasoning and history of the event. “In the spring of 2021, Norman Craig brought to my attention how the neighborhood we grew up in was slowly fading away,” Reese said. “The people who made the most impact like the educators, athletes, clergy, etc., were dying off and no one was picking up what was once there. He and I decided that we wanted to celebrate who we are, and what we still had. We wanted to recognize our past, celebrate our present and prepare our youth for the future. We also wanted

to introduce those that just recently moved into our neighborhood and the history of what made it so special. We started with a Facebook page called BOOGATOWN 4 LIFE. The group currently has 276 members and is still growing. We use the page to announce events that were happening in the neighborhood and post pictures from our past and present.” This year saw a nice crowd gather under the sun on Reid Park ball field. Like last year, mayor Martin and the Belmont PD were on hand to meet and greet. The aroma of frying fish and chicken wafted across the area. Music from loudspeakers added to the festive atmosphere.

B4L event organizers Norman Craig (left) and Steven Reese with a diorama made by Barry Roberson that they presented to injured NC Highway Patrol officer Chris Wooten. See more scenes from the day on page 8. Photo by Alan Hodge Craig was pleased with the 2022 turnout. “This is a legendary neighborhood,” he said of Reid. “It is a great thing

when people get together in peace.” Knit goods vendor Neaji Green and Tonya Reese had a table set up offering their

wares. “This event is a wonderful idea.” Green said. “It is about fellowship and building relationships.”

East Gaston High School students pass state exam for CNA certification

The current bridge across the Catawba River near Belmont is slated for replacement with work beginning next July.

New bridge planned for US74 over Catawba at Belmont By Alan Hodge

Most everyone puckers up when they drive across the ancient bridge that spans the Catawba River on US74 (Wilkinson Blvd.) at Belmont, especially if a big truck shares the roadway there. But relief is on the way. But first- The current bridge has a long history. Two bronze plaques placed on its end show the “official” name- Sloans Ferry Bridge. After the Great Flood of 1916, another bridge that was near the current one’s

location was swept away. For a time following that catastrophe, a man named Sloan operated a ferry boat across the Catawba to and from Mecklenburg/Gaston counties. The bridge in place now was built around 1930. The other plaque dedicates the bridge to veterans of WWI from the two counties. “It is currently only six lanes wide on the west side of the bridge, and five lanes wide on the east side, which is on the Mecklenburg County side,” Marcus Thompson with See BRIDGE, Page 13

By Sean Corcoran Summer is a time to travel, relax, and enjoy a few months away from school, but for four students in the Health Sciences Academy at East Gaston High School, it meant studying for the Certified Nurse Aide I exam. And now, seniors Gracelynn Gaddy, Ashlyn Lewis, Emily Cerilli, and Taylor Wright can officially call themselves licensed CNAs. By the time the students complete their senior year in May, they will have received their CNA I certification and will be working toward taking the CNA II exam, giving them a head start on their desired career in the medical field. “Becoming a CNA is just the first step,” said Gaddy, who aspires to be a nurse

Ashlynn Lewis, Taylor Wright, and Gracelynn Gaddy. practitioner. “The Health Sciences Academy program has been a blessing. It has allowed me to take college level classes as I work toward my associate degree at Gaston College.” Gaddy is already using the skills she learned in the classroom in a workplace setting. “I work 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

each Saturday and Sunday at Courtland Terrace in Gastonia,” said Gaddy, who takes vital signs and assists with patients’ personal care needs. “Earning my CNA I certification allowed me to start work immediately and continue my education while working in the healthcare field.” See CNA, Page 8


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Thursday, September 22, 2022

I didn’t want her to cut the cord

By Tony Marciano My dad loved to be the first in everything. We had the first color television in the family when everyone else had black and white TV’s. We were the first with an above ground pool. The larger family came over to swim every day. Our neighbors were curious and leaned over the hedges to watch us swim. Not to be deterred, my dad let the hedges grow to nine feet tall. The hedges were so tall, the neighbors were unable to watch us swim. We enjoyed the pool and all its privacy. But it came with a price. We had nine foot hedges. They required a lot of work. Both my parents helped trim the hedges. The kids had to pick up the clippings. As the years went on, the trimming fell to my mother. I can remember her saying, “Don’t cut the cord. Keep the cord behind you. Be very, very

careful.” Even to this day, when I pull out the hedge trimmer, I can still hear my mother’s words about keeping the electric cord behind me so I wouldn’t cut the cord. While I heard this as a regular part of growing up, my wife never heard it. For most of our marriage, I cut the hedges. I enjoyed trying to shape them, thinking I was working at Disneyworld where they shaped hedges to look like animals. I was grateful if I got square cuts with our hedges. As this summer went on, we had a few weeks where we got a lot of rain. The hedges loved the water and started to grow. I’d come home and that boxy look I shaped in the spring was replaced by a look that was overgrown going in many different directions. I knew my schedule was tight. I asked my wife if she would trim them for me.

I came home one day and the front yard looked wonderful. The hedges had all been trimmed and the clippings had all been raked up. I was grateful. When I went into the garage, I noticed a note taped to the extension cord. It said, “Do not use – I cut the cord.” There was a spot, six inches from the end that the hedge trimmer and the cord had found one another. The trimmer cut the cord and the power went out. I was grateful my wife was ok. The cord was plugged into a drop line from the garage ceiling. Both the drop cord and the garage door opener are plugged into the same outlet. The garage door worked fine. I was concerned as the circuit breaker should have tripped, shutting off the power. That didn’t happen. The power continued on. But when I plugged in the battery

charger into the drop cord, it didn’t work. It had no power. Then I remembered. Where the drop cord plugged into the ceiling was a little box. If you drew too much power or if you cut the extension cord, the breaker in the box “tripped” and shut off the power before it got to the circuit breaker box. I learned that the hard way when the welding machine drew too much power and tripped the little box. I don’t understand how life works. I know that God is not an insurance policy to protect me from the bad in this world. But there have been too many times I was protected when the light turned green, I didn’t go forward, and a vehicle came racing through the red light. When these moments happen to you, I encourage you to pause and thank God for his protection.

These rails from the South World Trade Center are in the Mt. Holly Fire Dept. lobby at the Headquarters Station. In 2001 many people rode in on these rails never returned home. These are not just reminders of those people but of the countless emergency workers who died that day and those who died since then because of that day. These rails also represent the men and women who have served in the armed forces protecting our freedom because of that day. Take some time to reflect, teach your children, about those who died and the heroes that sacrificed everything to and save those who were trapped. MHFD photo

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Over 100 well-wishers at the cemetery.

The Class of 1953 Belmont High School reunion took place August 27. Members celebrated by donating a bench to Stowe Park in memory and honor of the class. They ate lunch at Old Stone Steakhouse and reminisced old times. Peggy Bowen Jones and James Franklin also made it to join Catherine Burnette Dellinger and Elsie Horne Williamson. They hope to be able to meet again soon to keep up with each other. The class has unfortunately dwindled down to around 35 surviving classmates. The ones that didn’t make it this time were missed greatly. See with the bench are Elsie Horne Williamson, Belmont Parks and Rec. director Zip Stowe, and Catherine Burnette Dellinger. Photo provided

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Family and friends remember Katie Sparrow Hedrick Yellow balloons were released skyward at Evergreen Cemetery on September 5 in memory of Belmont’s Katie Sparrow who passed away one year ago at age 35 from cancer. Katie was the wife of Miles Hedrick and the mother of twin daughters Eliza and Olivia. She was the daughter of Allan and Marcia Sparrow. Local musician Dugi Bakalli sang the Coldplay song “Yellow” at the event. “Yellow was one of Katies favorite songs and one of her favorite colors so the yellow balloon release after the song just seemed so appropriate,” Marcia said. “I can never thank all the people who helped pull this off enough. It turned out perfectly and I plan to do it every year on September 5th.”

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Memorial benches in Katie’s honor were placed in Stowe Park and her Zeta Tau Alpha sorority sisters from NC State University had a brick placed in the brick yard in her memory.


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Dye Hard Toastmasters Club of Belmont announces 2022-2023 officers 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators, and leaders. The local Dye Hard Toastmasters Club has been serving the Belmont community for 36 years, offering a supportive environment for individuals to improve speaking and leadership skills. All are welcome to visit and experience what Toastmasters is all about! Dye Hard Toastmasters meets weekly: When: Tuesdays, from 7:00 to 8:15pm Where: Second floor, room 220 at Gaston College KimThe Mt. Holly Historical Society will have a special pro- brell Campus, 7230 Wilkinson Blvd., Belmont, NC 28012 gram Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 7pm at its museum 131 S. Main St. Zoom option: Email for in downtown Mt. Holly. The event is open to the public. Light virtual information refreshments afterwards. Website: The program will be “Heroes in Our Midst- Col. Henry Haynes 9/11 at the Pentagon”. On Sept. 11, 2001, at 9:37 a.m., American Airlines Flight 77 struck the west wall of the Pentagon, killing 64 people aboard Saturday Sep 24th - 6 PM. Lowesville Gospel Concerts at the plane and 125 people in the building. Vineyard Church – 1062 South Hwy 16 – Stanley (LowesChaplain (Colonel) Henry Haynes remembers vividly the ville) NC, presents in concert two very good bluegrass groups. sequence of events on that heartbreaking and devastating day. He was serving as the Pentagon Chaplain. Chaplain Haynes LakeSide Bluegrass from Madisonville TN, plus Caroline & will share his experiences with a focus on what it means to be Company from Denton, NC. A freewill offering only to be received, so bring a friend and worship with us. Contact Carroll an American from the context of 9-11. Chaplain (Colonel) Henry A. Haynes served as a senior Cooke 704-618-9762. Chaplain in the United States Army where he provided comprePhone hensive religious instruction for Major Army Commands. He is 704-827-8526 a highly decorated officer with awards that include four Legion Office: of Merit medals and six Meritorious Service medals. He is Air503 N. Lafayette St. borne qualified and holds the Army Staff Identification Badge.

Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., the organization’s membership exceeds 280,000 in more than 14,700 clubs in 144 countries. Since

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Centerview Baptist Church would like to invite all to its 101st Homecoming Service on Sunday, September 25th starting at 10:30am. If you would like to stay for the meal after the service please call the church office 704-827-2061 between 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Mon -Thur. The church address is 2300 Acme Rd. Belmont N.C. 28012. Photo provided

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Belmont events planned Downtown Belmont will be bustling with action in the coming weeks. Here’s a rundown of the action planned. Thursday Night Pops Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to Stowe Park on Thursday nights for live music in the park! Mark your calendars for the dates listedSeptember 22 - September 29 - October 6 - October 13. Time is 5-8pm. Groups will include- Sept. 22- September 22 Under Hill Rose; Sept. 29 The Parks Brothers; October

6 Courtney Lynn and Quinn; October 13 Melonbelly. September 29 - Gaston County Art Guild Gaston County Art Guild will hold a pop-up affordable art sale at the fountain in Stowe Park in conjunction with Thursday Night Pops. The subject of the paintings will be Gaston County Scenes and the paintings will all sell for $300 or less. Art is also available for sale on the Gaston County Art Guild website through the month of October.

Kelsie Painter earns Dean’s List recognition at Valdosta State University Valdosta State University congratulates Kelsie Painter of Mt. Holly, North Carolina, for earning a spot on the Summer 2022 Dean’s List. Dean’s List honors are reserved for the highest achieving students at VSU. Painter is one of more than 270 distinguished and accomplished students recognized for exemplifying excellence in the attainment of their educational goals.

Gaston County EMS partners with Gaston County Police to bring Fentanyl test strips to the community Paramedics and EMTs continue to see an alarming rise in the number of opioid-related overdoses within Gaston County. As part of an effort to reduce opioid-related overdoses, Gaston County officers will complete harm reduction training and distribute these kits to community members as part of the collaboration. Each kit contains an educational handout on harm reduction

and prevention practices provided by Olive Branch Ministry and the necessary supplies

to conduct substance testing for Fentanyl. This is one of many ways EMS and police

are working to help combat the current opioid epidemic in Gaston County.

Connect the Dots: It’s all about Him

Gen Z real hope By Dennis Siracusa Have you noticed prolific nonsense everywhere? Can you sense hopelessness lurking? Do you feel soiled; empty? Are you looking for something real, honest, and meaningful but not finding it: anywhere? A few days ago a $3,500/month legal billboard was noted saying “Life is too short, get a divorce.” This morning the internet reported an insightful story about someone ordering coffee with a staggering amount of sugar. So what? Can we really learn a foreign language in 2-3 days? Is an 89 year old burlesque queen undressing on AGT, entertainment? Oh, how about the new “mouse jiggling” app that allows a computer to appear “being used.” Is anything real; honest; of value? In sharp contrast, listening to a church youth presentation podcast two weeks ago I was shocked! A young insightful Kimberley Copley, masterfully put her finger on several startling realities; ones we all should ponder and apply, especially if we care how our days and years fill with value or not. Ms. Copley, for one valuable point, started with the first book in the bible; Genesis; and connected two facts most of us have not considered. “God made water teeming with nutrients before He made fish!” Can you anticipate the implications? “Before God created fish, He made the complete environment for fish to thrive in.” She then asked a valuable follow-up question: “Are you thriving; are you authentically living in the environment God made you to thrive in?” Wow! Here’s the point. If we microscopically consider the “theory of evolution” is real and accurate, then we can’t

answer the question. Life is reduced to selfproduction and kidding ourselves over and over and over. Buying lottery tickets fingers crossed; insurmountable odds; Dennis Siracusa just a game? No, it’s not an environment God designed for anyone to thrive in. Easy money always has terrible consequences. Choosing to ignore God, His wisdom and direction, dries our lives out and leaves us empty; REAL hope, truth, meaningfulness, and love sift like sand through our fingers. Spiritual darkness exists. In John 10:10 the Lord characterizes the devil as the thief; “the thief comes ONLY (sic) to kill, steal and destroy.” And while Ephesians 6:12 identifies demonic forces of darkness as “powers, principalities, and world rulers of this present darkness,” we are also clearly taught that those are our primary enemies, NOT ONE ANOTHER and those forces begin by making suggestions to our minds; suggestions to do anything and all things contrary to what our Father God desires. So, once again, are we thriving where we’re at? Are we choosing rightly? Are we seeking God first as the Lord directs in Matthew 6:33? Are we using time wisely? Do we have a God inspired vision of His calling on our life and are we investing in eternity wisely? Is real hope within reach to us? To many Gen Z and Alpha young men, women and children the answer is becoming a resounding YES! And our hope, yours and mine, rests in a strong connection with Jesus Christ, too.

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Banner News Fellowship & Faith

Church Directory First Bapt First Bapti Baptist tistt C Church hurch h Belmont N Central Ave • 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


1104 Old NC 27 Hwy. 704-827-0822

Cramerton Independent Presbyterian Church

1529 Old Hwy. 27 Rd. 704-827-5851

North Main Baptist Church 1304 N. Main St. 704-827-6141

Redemption Hill Church

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

Revival Tabernacle of Mt. Holly

124 Georgia Belle Ave 980-925-0433

Employees of

1120 Charlotte Ave. 704-530-5174

Henry’s Chapel Ame Zion Church

Second Baptist Church

151 Henry Chapel Rd 704-825-0711 455 Sacco St. 704-825-6007

Loves Chapel Presbyterian Church 210 Park Street, Belmont NC

704-825-9861 BELMONT Alexander Memorial Baptist Church 208 South Main Street 704-825-3216

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

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

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

Core Church 2316 Acme Rd. 704-822-8033

CrossFix Ministries 6131 Wilkinson Blvd. 704-879-4499

Crossroads Church 101 Beaty Rd. 704-827-8381

Centerview Baptist Church 2300 Acme Road 704-827-2061

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

204 Lincoln St. 704-825-8342

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Power of the Spirit Church

East Belmont Church Of God

118 School Street 704-827-7071

320 E. Catawba Street 704- 825-8845

Queen Of The Apostles Catholic Church

East Belmont Free Will Baptist 909 Edgemont Ave 704-825-5346

Ebenezer United Methodist Church 120 Belmont-Mt. Holly Road 704-827-3366

Exodus Church 6325 Wilkinson Blvd. 704-755-5034

First Baptist Church 23 N. Central Avenue 704-825-3758

First Foursquare Gospel Church 8 Elizabeth Street 704-825-5811

First Presbyterian Church 102 S. Central Ave 704-825-3357

First Presbyterian-Belmont 112 S. Central Ave 704-829-0668

First United Methodist Church of Belmont 807 South Point Road 704-825-2106

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

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

Gaston Christian Church

503 N. Main Street 704-825-9600

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Pointe 6700 Wilkinson Blvd 704-825-1709

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

Upper Room United Pentecostal

Ridgeview Baptist Church River of Life Full Gospel Church

6014 S. New Hope Rd 704-825-7959

Hood Memorial AME Zion Church

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

Grace Wesleyan Church

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704-867-2317 Burge Memorial Methodist Church 312 W. Glendale Ave. 704-827-2726

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

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

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

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

740 Rankin Ave. 704-827-5181

Shiloh AME Zion Methodist 1117 Old NC Hwy 27 704-827-8826

St. Anthony of Padua Traditional Catholic Church 108 Horseshoe Bend Beach Rd. 704-827-8676

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

Tuckaseege Baptist Church 511 Tuckaseege Rd. 704-827-4301

Way of the Cross Baptist Church 238 Lanier Ave. 704-827-8111

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

Covenant United Methodist

3100 Bethlehem Church St. 704-823-5050

110 Underwood Dr. 704-820-0603

Carolina Community Baptist 604 Martha Ave 704-824-2872

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

Epic Church

154 N. Main St. 704-824-3831

Cramerton Temple of God Church East Wilkinson Blvd. 704-824-5319

First Baptist Church 235 8th Ave. 704-824-1991

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

Riverside Baptist Church 171 S. Main St. 704-824-7785

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

DALLAS Gateway Cowboy Church The Barn at Sandcastle Farm 155 Sandcastle Rd.

STANLEY Amazing Grace Baptist Church 7280 Sifford Rd. 704-827-6277

Christ’s Evangelical Lutheran 203 S. Main St. 704-263-2621

Community Pentecostal Center

5481 Hickory Grove Rd. 704-263-2691

First Presbyterian Church 512 Old Mount Holly Rd. 704-263-4275

Gold Hill Missionary Baptist Church 7447 Old Plank Rd. 704-827-7966

New Faith Baptist Church 1224 Mayberry Rd. 704-263-0249

New Life Baptist Church

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

Springfield Memorial Baptist Church

3010 Lowell Rd. 704-824-9389

2920 Dallas-Stanley Highway 704-263-4426

133 S. Main St. 704-827-0521

Lowell Smyre United Methodist Church

Stanley Church of God

First United Methodist Church

201 N. Main St. 704-824-8814

First 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

140 N. Main St. 704-827-4855

Goshen Free Will Baptist Church 1300 W. Catawba Ave. 704-827-3076

Grace Baptist Church 300 Westland Farm Rd. 704-827-8600

Hickory Grove Baptist Church 3717 Hickory Grove Rd. 704-827-3939

Kingdom Hall Jehovah’s Witnesses 1736 Kelly Rd. 704-263-0199

Lighthouse Full Gospel Church 530 N. Hawthorne St. 704-827-1442

Living Witness Ministries 541 Costner St. 704-827-0004

Mt. Calvary Baptist Church 120 Branch St. 704-824-4535

First Baptist Church of Lowell 400 W. 1st St. 704-824-1215

First Baptist Church 317 W. 1st St. 704-824-1213

New Life Church 128 Robbins St. 704-824-1356

Presbyterian Church of Lowell 207 E. 1st St. 704-824-3807

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

Woodlawn Baptist Church

1405 Armstrong Ford Rd. 704-825-0604

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd

1101 N. Main St. 704-824-4261

Will of God Church

110 S. Main St. 704-827-4751


513 Woodlawn Ave. 704-827-5185

Cramer Memorial United Methodist Church

First United Methodist Church

Bethlehem Church

1792, 108 N. Main St. 704-980-285-8334

416 Woodlawn Ave. 704-824-1745

1020 W. Catawba Ave. 704-827-2026

709 Rankin Ave. 704-671-8640

Finish Line Christian Center

Cramerton Free Will Baptist

320 Ralph Handsel Blvd. 704-263-8731


1013 W. Charlotte Ave. 704-827-7656

151 8th Ave. 704-824-3889

Westview Presbyterian Church

Cornerstone Family Worship

Family Worship Center

300 E. Wesleyan Dr. 704-824-1073

New Providence Baptist Church New Saint Paul Holiness Church

Sanctuary of Praise Ministries

McAdenville Wesleyan Church

Macedonia Baptist Church

5339 S. New Hope Rd 704-825-8252


1951 Stanley Lucia Rd. 704-827-9224

Goshen Presbyterian Church

Bethel Baptist Church

Morningside Missionary Church

Roper Street 704-601-5146

NC Highway 273 704-827-9846

711 Morningside Dr. 704-822-9142

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

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

324 N. Main St. 704-263-4041

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The recent Gaston Day School 9th and 10th grade Leadership Retreat helped students prepare the underclassmen for leadership opportunities they will take on in the future at Gaston Day. Gaston Day partnered with Xtreeme Challenge in Monroe, NC - 17 acres of high and low ropes course team building - for a skills course that help students understand what it means to be a leader and the characteristics that are needed to be successful. Gaston Day School photos

Thank you to everyone who dropped off school supplies at the Gastonia Fire Department during the recent Gaston County Schools School Supply Collection Drive. Here are some of the supplies that were collected at Station 4.

Friends Reunited, Class of 1970 of Highland Jr/Sr High School recently made a donation of 192 earbuds to Edward Sadler Elementary School to help the students as they work in learning labs. Pictured left to right are Thomas Jackson, Anita Freeman, Murphey Wellman, president, Jacob Barr, principal, and Verlee Adams.

H.H. Beam Elementary teacher chosen to attend workshop and celebration Teachers from across the country, including one from Gaston County Schools, were invited to “the happiest place on earth” for the Disney Imagination Campus 50 Teachers Celebration. Kathryn Eisel, a teacher at HH. Beam Elementary School, was recognized by the Walt Disney World Resort as an outstanding educator who is passionate about using the tool of imagination


in the classroom. As part of Walt Disney World Resort’s 50th anniversary celebration, Disney invited 50 deserving teachers to Florida for a time of reflecting on the creativity and imagination of Walt Disney. The one-of-a-kind teacher event took place over Memorial Day weekend. Eisel was one of the teachers selected from more than 5,800 written applications. Applicants had to share how creativity and imagination are demonstrated in their classrooms on a regular basis. “I am a big Disney fan and found out about the contest through Facebook,” said

Eisel, who just completed her first year as a content teacher at H.H. Beam Elementary. “The application required teachers to submit an essay explaining the importance of imagination in the classroom and how they use it to inspire their students.” Eisel wrote about how she hosted an event inspired by the NFL Combine where students competed in events such as the broad jump, vertical jump, and the 40-yard dash. “I had my students analyze all the data collected and make graphs and charts to compare the information we collected,” said Eisel, who

is a big believer in making learning relatable to students. “Each student was drafted by their favorite NFL team and received a certificate.” Over Memorial Day weekend, Eisel walked in a parade at Disney World with 49 other teachers as spectators cheered and thanked them for their work as educators. The teachers also took part in workshop activities such as designing their own theme park and listening to Disney executives speak about the importance of bringing imagination and creativity into the classroom to help students learn. Ad-

Kathryn Eisel and a student. ditionally, keynote speaker Alton Fitzgerald spoke about the influence teachers have on students and strategies to keep educators motivated in the teaching profession.


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For the Gaston Day School Class of 2023, August 17 was the Last First Day of Upper School. It also marked the last First day of School for headmaster Dr. Richard Rankin (center) who is retiring after 21 years of service, at the end of this school year.

Eisel and the other teachers also took part in some magical moments, such as learning a portion of the choreography from the song “Colder by the Minute,” which is performed in “Frozen” on Broadway, and getting selected to film a promotion on “Good Morning America” about the theme park’s newest ride attraction. “One of the biggest things I learned while I was there was the importance of making lessons and activities creative and driven by real-world experiences,” said Eisel, who plans on bringing ideas she learned from other educators into the classrooms at H.H. Beam Elementary. “Students are much more likely to learn when they are allowed to think creatively and use their imagination to solve problems.” Gaston Schools story/photo

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Charlotte’s Catherine Crowder and Jordyn Black from Saucy Chics whipped up some eats at B4L.

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Tonya Reese and Neaji Green enjoyed B4L. Amber Atwood, 2-year-old Madeleine Green, and Belmont PD Photos by Alan Hodge Sgt. Green were having fun at B4L.

Scenes from B4L Day

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Cooking fish and chicken at B4L- Ebony Hill, Mica Tribble, Montoya Cameron, Shawn Tribble.

Belmont PD had a booth at the B4L event.

Belmont mayor Charles Martin and Norman Craig.

Injured NC Highway Patrol officer Chris Wooten was honored at the B4L event.

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For Taylor Wright, passing the CNA I exam meant she no longer had to use her younger siblings as patients. “I would brush their teeth, feed them, and wash their feet,” said Wright, who wanted to be sure she knew how to do the skills evaluation portion of the exam. “My clinical skills test was performed in front of an evaluator, and I had to correctly perform the critical duties of each skill that I was demonstrating.”

Ashlyn Lewis, who plans to become a nurse, said the Health Sciences Academy has provided her with opportunities she would not have had otherwise. “I am so thankful to be a part of the Health Sciences Academy at East Gaston High School,” she said. “Mrs. (Joyce) Floyd is a wonderful teacher and she fully prepared me for both the written and hands-on portions of the exam to become a registered CNA. I will use the same skills she taught us to further my education in college and when making career choices.” Together, all the students credit their college profes-

Folks enjoying the B4L day. sor with getting them excited about the healthcare industry. “Mrs. Floyd taught our class lessons that we use in our everyday lives,” Wright said. “She taught us not only the skills to perform as a CNA, but professionalism, eye-to-eye contact, how to communicate with the patient, and proper bedside manner.” Gaddy added that Mrs. Floyd took time to make sure the class learned everything that was required to pass the exam, and Lewis said she made the class fun through hands-on learning. Three more students are scheduled to take the test next month, which could bring the

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total to seven. “I’m so proud of these students,” professor Joyce Floyd said. “They had to work hard to gain the knowledge and

learn the skills necessary to pass the state licensure exam. And, more importantly, these are things they will need to know while working in a long-term care facility, hospital, or clinic.” Through funding from CaroMont Health, students enrolled in the nursing pathway save nearly $513. They are provided with a uniform, watch, stethoscope, and a blood pressure cuff. Also included in the cost is the state exam, a background check, and insurance. Aside from having the opportunity to earn 26 college credits, students in the nurse aide pathway have guaran-

teed admission into the Gaston College nursing program after graduating from high school. They could even have the opportunity to sign on with CaroMont Health as they work toward completing their two-year degree at Gaston College. In addition, students may transfer to Belmont Abbey College, where they can earn a four-year degree in nursing. To learn more about the Health Sciences Academy at East Gaston High School, please visit egaston.

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The South Point Red Raiders varsity football team crossed the CSX railroad tracks and made a trip to Stuart Cramer High last Friday evening where the Storm squad awaited. At the end of four quarters of grueling gridiron grunting, the Red Raiders ground out a gritty 47-14 win. Both teams gave it their maximum effort as these great pics by Calvin Craig attest. Photos by Calvin Craig Superraiders

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East Gaston outlasts Cherokee in 13-7 win By John Wilson

riors head coach JT Postell. Postell had coached in the mountains for years before coming to East Gaston and is still well thought of by all. “My younger son Joe played for him,” Napert said of coach Postell. “He’s a great coach, but an even better person.” After pregame wrapped up the players took the field and the game got rolling. The Warriors received the opening kickoff and on their first possession moved all the way down to the Cherokee one-yard line before turning the ball over on downs. When the Braves got the ball, they pushed hard with a power running game The first quarter ended scoreless with both teams were trying to figure each other out. The first points of the game were scored early in the second when the Braves powered it in on a 3rd and goal from the EG one yard line The Warriors quickly responded when Nehemiah Stovall took it to the house on a 50-yard shovel pass from Trenton Sherrill. After a successful Tripp Abernathy PAT the score was tied up 7-7 with 6:27 on the clock in the second quarter. For the rest of the second quarter the two teams battled to set the tone. EG with a diverse offensive set, and Cherokee with a strong running game. Both teams hit the locker room with the score tied up 7-7. At halftime the coaching staff went over game footage and made some adjustments. Defensively the Warriors needed to figure out the Braves running game. On offense, EG needed to change

things up a bit because the deep passing game wasn’t connecting. Just before heading out to the field for the second half coach Postell summed, it all up. “Offensively we need to execute when we have the opportunities,” Postell said. “Defensively we need to get off the field.” When the second half opened up the Braves took the opening kickoff and went right back to the running game. The Cherokee opening drive was killed when the Braves tried to catch the Warriors napping on a 4th down See EAST GASTON, Page 11

There are a few things that can bring a high school sports team together like a road trip. Road trips are a sports rite of passage. A chance for a team to bond. Last Friday the East Gaston Warriors football team took the bonding experience to the next level. The team boarded a chartered bus and headed to The Qualla Boundary, home of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, for a non-conference game against the Cherokee Braves. It was a long three-hour drive by direct route, but the The East Gaston football team loads up their charter bus before heading out to Cherokee for Warriors stopped off at the a non-conference game. It was a long 15-hour day for the Warriors, but well worth it coming Golden Corral in Hendersonhome with a 13-7 win. ville for their customary pregame meal. After lunch, the team loaded back up, hit I-40 West and continued on to Cherokee. The players and staff loved the charter bus. It sure beat the standard school buses the team normally takes to games. “Can we do this all the time?” sports trainer Lauren Koontz joked. “This is awesome.” As the EG bus rolled into the Cherokee area just after 5PM the realization of where they were sunk in. The team suffered a momentary delay when the bus had to stop to let a pair of elk cross the road about a mile from Cherokee Central School When the team arrived at the stadium they unloaded and started to get ready. The atmosphere on campus was truly special. The school grounds are massive. The school system hosts grades K-12 all in one area. The community nature of the school makes the East Gaston and Cherokee get ready for the coin toss. The symbols on the left side of the Braves players’ helmets mean Friday night football games “Cherokee” written in the Cherokee syllabary. a big deal for everyone in Cherokee. As the Warriors took the field for warmups the team was greeted with an assortment of Native American themed music blaring over the stadium PA. The music included local pow wow songs and a beat pounding techno number called Electric Pow Wow from the Canadian First Nations group The Halluci Nation. The music set the tone. East Gaston was in the heart of Cherokee territory. During warmups Cherokee head coach David Napert expressed how proud he was of his school and how happy he was that East Gaston had made the long trip. “Anytime we get someone to come from far away it’s great,” coach Napert said. “This is one of the most beautiful schools I’ve ever worked in.” While this game is special it wasn’t the first time these two teams met. Last year Cherokee travelled to Mt Holly to play in an exciting 35-26 East Gaston win. Before heading back to prep his team coach Napert shared his respect for War- The East Gaston offense gets set to the move the ball down the field in first quarter action against Cherokee. Photos by John Wilson

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A Cherokee Youth cheerleader roots for her Braves. The Cherokee schools house grades K-12 all on the same campus. The Friday night games are a big deal to everyone in the community. Photo by Scott McKie Brings Plenty/Cherokee One Feather

EAST GASTON From Page 10 pass from the East Gaston 30-yard line. The play was squashed when EG senior linebacker Christian Clark batted the pass down and the Warriors took over on downs. Offensively the Warriors moved the ball some in the third but still struggled to take advantage of opportunities. The costliest was an East Gaston fumble recovery on the Cherokee 40 that went nowhere. As the game rolled into the fourth quarter tied up 7-7 both teams still had a shot to win. The fourth opened up with Cherokee once again moving the ball, fumbling, and EG not being able to capitalize on it. Midway through the fourth the Warrior offense finally put it all together. East Gaston started to move the ball when Trenton Sherrill connected on several screen passes that were complemented with effective run plays. This combo proved to be difficult for Cherokee to defend. East Gaston’s most important drive of the game started on their 49-yard line with 3:13 left in the game. It ended with Nehemiah Stovall break-

ing off a brilliant 43-yard run to give EG a 13-7 lead. Cherokee got the ball back with a little over two minutes to play. They immediately went to work with a quick passing attack. East Gaston finally got the break of the game when Braves mucked a snap and the Warriors recovered the fumble on the Cherokee 47 with 1:30 left on the clock. With the game on the line the Warriors played it safe and kept the ball on the ground. Back-to-back run plays netted only two yards and EG faced an important third and eight on the Cherokee 45. With 1:22 on the clock the Warriors once again turned to Mr. Stovall for the big play. The 5’8” inch senior didn’t disappoint as he took a Sherrill pitch around the right side and rumbled to the Cherokee 35 for a first down. With a new set of downs, the Warriors were now firmly in the driver’s seat. There was nothing the Braves could do to stop the clock. As the seconds ticked off the clock the East Gaston bench erupted in cheers. The

East Gaston defensive coordinator Clint Jordan stresses to his defense what needs to be done to keep the Braves in check. Cherokee ran the ball well, but the EG defense never broke. Photo by John Wilson players were joined in the celebration by the 100 plus Warrior fans that had taken the trip to cheer them on. This was a nail biter, but in the end the Warriors got it together enough to win. Trenton Sherrill finished the game 14 for 24 for 225 yard and a TD. Chase Johnson, Nehemiah Stovall and Ben Summey all contributed in the passing game. The Warrior defense was challenged in this one, but in the end, they held the line. Jayce Rowe was the top tackler with 11 stops, followed by Jake Fox with eight tackles. Ben Summey also recovered two fumbles to help the East Gaston defensive effort. Top player honors for this game went to Nehemiah Stovall. Stovall ended the game with 250 yards of total offense. He ran for 162 yards and a score. He also hauled in five catches for 88 yards and a TD.

East Gaston’s Ben Summey tries to haul in a catch in the Warriors 13-7 win over the Cherokee Braves. Photo by Scott McKie Brings Plenty/Cherokee One Feather

In his post-game comments Nehemiah Stovall showed that he is a team first guy. He said nothing about what he had done, instead he focused on what his team had done. “Overall, I’m really proud of our team,” Stovall said. “We had some trouble out there, some adversity out there, but we fought through it. We kept fighting and we didn’t quit till the end… I’m really proud of our guys.” For East Gaston the bus ride home was quiet but fulfilling. The players headed home knowing that they got to play in a truly special game. This will be a road trip they will long remember. This week the Warriors start their regular season at home against Cherryville.

East Gaston quarterback Trenton Sherrill drops back to pass against Cherokee. Sherrill struggled with the long ball in this game but did a great job throwing the Braves defense off base with effective screen passes. Photo by Scott McKie Brings Plenty/Cherokee One Feather

Warrior running back Nehimiah Stovall carries a pile of Cherokee defenders with him in East Gaston’s 13-7 win over the Braves. Stovall went on to rush for 162 yards and two touchdowns. Photo by Scott McKie Brings Plenty/Cherokee One Feather

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Gaston Library seed bank announced The Gaston County Library is excited to announce the new Community Seed Garden. These seeds are available for free to the community. When you take your first set of seeds, please fill out the Membership Record! Also please log the seeds you are receiving in the log sheet provided. This amazing new service is made possible by the Herculean efforts of Caroline Ingram and the amazing Gaston County Master Gardeners. The seed bank is located near the 2nd floor service desk at the Main Library, 1555 E. Garrison Blvd. Also come by on Saturday, September 24th at 11:00 a.m. in the Main Library’s Carol K. Reinhardt Auditorium for a Seed Saving Class from Master Gardeners.



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I need Jesus! Rev. Trent Rankin Salvation Church, Gastonia, NC

Art Shoemaker and these lovely ladies were enjoying their eats at the Post 144 fish fry.

You’ve probably heard someone say of people they meet sometimes, “They need Jesus!” People usually say that about a person that they consider bad, rude, or just not nice. The truth is, we all need Jesus. I can’t imagine facing life and all that we see every day without Jesus Christ. Jesus is the answer to what our hearts need. Luke 8:43-48 tells the story of a woman who sought Jesus. She had a blood disease for twelve years. No matter what she did she could find no help. She spent all her money on doctors to no avail. She didn’t get better, she got worse. One day she knew Jesus was passing by. She decided to find Him. There was a big crowd, and it would be almost impossible to get to Jesus. She thought if she could just touch the hem of His robe, she would be healed. She reached out with all her might and touched His robe. As she did, she was immediately healed. Jesus turned to see who touched Him. She ran to Him, confessing what she had done, and how she had been healed. Jesus reminded her that it was her

faith that had caused her to be healed, and He sent her away in peace. This woman desperately needed Jesus. She had tried everything. She had spent everything. Rev. Trent Rankin She had to find Jesus. People spend their entire lives looking for fulfilment, hope, peace, and many other things to satisfy their hearts. Many people never find what they are looking for. We need Jesus. He is the answer. Nothing can do what Jesus can do for us. Only Jesus could heal this woman, and only Jesus can fill our hearts. Jesus is the only way to salvation. He is the one who restores us. It is Jesus that can give us peace to face life struggles, and hope in the midst of a hopeless world. We need Jesus, but we must come to Him. Something pushed this woman to seek Jesus that day. We don’t have to go far. We need no long journey, or some set of rules. Like this woman, we must simply believe. Today, Jesus can save you. He can restore you. He can give your life fulfilment. We need Jesus. He knows our needs before we can even ask Him. So today, come to Jesus!


Belmont’s Auten-Stowe American Legion Post 144 held a fish fry and membership drive last Saturday. Post members Scott Carty, Barry Smith, and Larry Norwood were staffing the membership table. Post 144 has about 200 members and is seeking more. Photos by Alan Hodge NCDOT said. “The plan right From Page 1 now is to widen the bridge so it is six lanes all the way across. Having those extra lanes will basically stop it from bottlenecking.” The $57 million project also includes raising the bridge at the midpoint to create a better clearance for boats. Improvements to the intersection of Catawba Street and Wilkinson Boulevard are also included. “Reducing traffic congestion and allowing people to have a better commute is definitely going to be something that’s always going to be important to us,” said Thompson. Construction is set to begin in July of 2023. The bridge is projected to be completed by summer of 2026. The first stage will be the construction of four lanes on the new bridge. Then, when those lanes are done, traffic will be shifted to the new bridge and the existing bridge will be removed. During the second stage of the project, workers will widen the new bridge to six lanes, which will eventually allow for three lanes of traffic in each direction. There will be a raised median and a path on both sides of the bridge. The project also includes modification to the intersection of Wilkinson Boulevard and Catawba Street. The plan is to eliminate left turn lanes and replace them with a separate lane that allows for a U-turn. The plans also include a path for bicyclists and walkers


not just on the bridge, but on both sides of Wilkinson and on Catawba Street. Even in the face of the new bridges, there are folks calling for another bridge to be built across the Catawba further downstream between the South Point Peninsula and Mecklenburg County. Belmont city council member Richard Turner had these thoughts on the bridge situation. “We do need another crossing down South Point Road into Mecklenburg County,” Turner said. “The new replacement bridge over the Catawba at Hwy 74 is one of the projects we have been advocating for within the MPO along with the Catawba Crossings. I believe we have turned a corner with this bridge replacement. I look forward to continue to work towards funding and construction of other local and regional projects to get our residents from point A to point B in a timely manner.” For a video of the bridge project watch- watch?v=BcVOjVlJsOQ&t=5s I-85 widening In other transportation news, North Carolina will receive $100 million in federal grant funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to make improvements along the vital corridor of Interstate 85 between Charlotte and the South Carolina line. The N.C. Department of Transportation will receive $100 million in Infrastructure Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant funding for its I-85 Funding Transportation Utilizing Resilient, Equitable Solutions project, U.S.

This plaque shows the official name of the US74/29/Wilkinson Blvd. bridge. Photos by Alan Hodge

Include your name, address and phone number. Submissions are subject to editorial review. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced Thursday. This is part of $1.5 billion awarded this round nationwide through the competitive grant program for highway, multimodal freight and rail projects under the 2021 Law. Over the next five years, approximately $ 8 billion will be provided nationwide for the INFRA program. The grant will support the widening of

about 10 miles of I-85 in Gaston County from six to eight lanes – relieving traffic congestion on one of the Southeast’s busiest highways, as well as new connections for bicycles and pedestrians along that stretch. It will also enable the installation of broadband infrastructure and electric vehicle charging stations along the route in both Gaston and Cleveland counties.

This shows the current bridge when it was first dedicated and opened. Photo courtesy Millican Pictorial Museum

The bridge is dedicated to vets of WWI.

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PART TIME PAINTER NEEDED. For rental properties. (704) 473-4299

SHS CLASS OF 1977 REUNION. Shelby High Class of ‘77 will hold there 45th reunion on Saturday, Oct. 22nd at Izzi Q Barbecue located at 127 W. Marion St., in Uptown Shelby. $25 per person and that’s all inclusive; venue, food and music. Desserts by Betsy Lutz McPherson. Checks can be mailed to Donna Blanton Rash at 1045 Allison Dr., Shelby NC 28150 1980 SHELBY HIGH CLASS REUNION. SHS Class of 1980 is having our 42nd reunion of Oct 1 2022 at the Don Gibson Theatre. Social hour begins at 6:30 with dinner and dancing to follow. Meal will consist of chicken, barbecue, sides, desserts and drinks. Cash bar available with DJ to provide music.$50 per person and $90 per couple..Please respond by September 15th. Payment may be made to Pam Blanton Williams, 1615 Wesson Rd, Shelby, NC 28152 or through paypal @PamelaWilliams911. Any questions please contact Pam Blanton Williams 704-692-2472 or Lynn McCarver Hicks 704284-3303

NOW OPEN. Come See us at Ross Consignment, LLC where you will find a large selection of name brand clothing and shoes for the entire family along with home décor, furniture, jewelry, pet supplies and more. We are located at 127 West 2nd Street, Rutherfordton. For more information check us out on Facebook. Call/text us at (828) 4476971 ross.consignment@gmail. com

COINS * COINS * COINS. We Buy & Sell Coins. “Coin Collector Supplies.” JAKE’S KNIVES & COLLECTIBLES. 1008 South Lafayette Street, Shelby. Call 704-600-6996 (980) 295-5568

HELP WANTED JN Greene Electrical Contracting is seeking full time electrician and laborers. Experience is preferred but not required. Electrician starting pay $15.00 – $30.00 based on experience Laborers starting pay $10.50 $15.00 based on experience. Please contact Joe Greene for more information. (704) 4736862 ONE ON ONE CARE is hiring for full/part time in the group homes for 2nd shift. Transport experience recommended not required. Hrs are 2p-11p weekdays and 8p-8a weekends. Apply in person at 203 Lee St. Shelby

REUNIONS SHS CLASS OF 1970 REUNION. The Shelby High School Class of ‘70 Reunion will be held the evening of Saturday, October 15. For details, contact Judie Young Davidson at (352) 339-1801 gator222@icloud. com

EMPLOYMENT GOLDEN DOMERS TOY AND HOBBY. Visit our NEW LOCATION .....Model Cars, Die-cast Cars & Trucks, Tractors, Hot Wheels, Construction Toys, Sports Memorabilia, Autographed Items, Hard to Find Items! See Mike & Brandon Willis. We’re located at 104 Oliver Ave. (behind El Acapulco Mexican Restaurant in Boiling Springs), Shelby 704-297-0102 or 704-297-0103

FABRIC CUTTING SUPERVISOR - LINCOLNTON. The Cutter Supervisor position will program, set up, operate and maintain automated (Tukatech) equipment and hand cutter to cut fabric to product specifications. Meet production, quality, and safety requirements. Keep records, and maintain equipment and supplies. Perform cutting operations to assure compliance with approved methods and quality standards., cuts fabric and material handling and bundling operations. Manages cutting staff. 1st Shift - M-F 8:30 - 5. Located in Lincolnton (714) 916-9513

MAINTENANCE POSITION. Salary: $13 - $17 an hour Job Type: Full-time Experienced Maintenance Technician for a busy apartment complex with at least 1 year experience working with Apartment Maintenance. Must be willing to be on call. Work hours are 9 to 5 Monday through Friday. Must pass Back Ground and Drug Test. Please email resume: WANTED: ELECTRICIAN. To do light electrical work around my home. (704) 487-9437 MOTOR WINDER Experienced AC motor winder needed. Competitive pay, benefits, and relaxed atmosphere (704) 947-1811 EXPERIENCED GARMENT AND TEXTILE SEWING. Experienced sewing positions. FT 1st-Shift. M-F 8:30-5. Parttime also available Competitive pay. Great Environment. English and Spanish-speaking staff. Located in Lincolnton (310) 874-8516 contact@ CNC MACHINIST & GENERAL LABOR Carolina Textile Sales, 521 N Sims Street KM. Full Time, 1st Shift, Mon-Fri. Experience preferred for CNC Position. Pay based on experience. Apply in person or contact Brandon (704) 739-1646

NOW HIRING TENT INSTALLERS & Warehouse Manager. Must be able to pass drug screen and Valid drivers license. Call (704) 692-4576


NEW COMPANY LAUNCH. LEADERS NEEDED Who do you know that uses FUEL? Who do you know that wants to SAVE money on their fuel costs? Who do you know that wants to MAKE extra money? SAVE MONEY. MAKE MONEY with a proven fuel saving product that is creating a nationwide buzz. LOW RISK. HIGH INCOME POTENTIAL. Dial in to the opportunity call then visit our website for more information. (919) 229-5229

BUSINESS SERVICES YARD BUDDY. Outdoor work such as trimming bushes, small trees, spraying weeds, gutter cleaning. General property clean-up. No grass cutting or leaves. Serving Shelby & Cleveland County. (980) 2950750


Deadline: Friday at 12:00 Noon

BUSINESS SERVICES NEED YOUR HOME CLEANED? Did you know that having a clean home is one of the secretes to happiness? Let me make you happy by making your home sparkle and shine. I do basis or deep cleaning at reasonable rates. Email me at call or text me at (704) 419-9016


THE SCREEN SHOP. For Windows and Doors. Can make, repair, and recover any screen for your windows and doors. For three generations, The Screen Shop has been serving Cleveland and surrounding counties. (828) 381-1422

5 FAMILY YARD SALE. Sat Sep 24th, 8am-12pm. Furniture, household items, clothes, toys, electronics, misc. 1400 Lackey Street, Shelby, NC 28152

GRAVEL $170 / TON. Miscellaneous junk removal, Trenching excavator, $75 / hr, $50 / unload. Firewood $65-$85 shorted truck load, tree-trimming except over house. Estimate, 864-4909803 complaints or problems.

BIG YARD SALE. Fri Sep 23rd, 8am until. Mens, women’s kids clothes, toys, kit & household items. Too much to list. 720 Bell Road, Kings Mountain, NC 28086

EB MOBILE MECHANIC. I will come to you to repair any car, lawnmower or tractor. Honest & reliable. (704) 300-2332 SHIPMAN’S MASONRY- 48 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Brick, Block & Stone, Outside Fireplaces, Foundations, Underpinnings. “Free Estimates”. 1st Quality Work! (863) 532-1587 HANDYMAN. All rental and residential services. No job too small. Call Ray at 704-813-7623 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 JAMES BALLARD 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


RUTHERFORD COUNTY MAN SALE! TOOLS, TOOLS, TOOLS! Friday & Saturday September 23-24; 8am-until. Compound mitresaw with laser, benchtop bandsaw, scrolls and much more. Lots of tools. Anything you’re looking for may be here. 216 Courtland Street, Spindale, NC 28160

FOR SALE HEAVY DUTY HEDGE TRIMMER. SunJoe Electric, telescoping, pivoting head. Used once -$65. Also, 4” steel pipe, schedule 60, 134’, 6 pieces, 20’ t0 24’. $500. 704-692-9415. SOLID OAK GRANDFATHER CLOCK. Handmade, excellent condition, must see. Can be seen at 478 East Church Street, Bostic, NC. CONTEMPORARY KITCHEN TABLE W/6 CHAIRS. SOLID WOOD, ALWAYS KEPT COVERED. LIKE NEW! PRICE $950 (704) 477-3031 LSMITH3031@ GMAIL.COM CEMETERY LOT AVAILABLE. VETERANS CIRCLE, GASTON MEMORIAL PARK. Reduced price. Call or text (919) 2725503 NEW 16’X16” METAL LOG BOARD. $350. New 1000 watt generator, $200 Never used. (704) 735-8998 TRAILERS. 5X8 LANDSCAPE, DUMP TRAILER, ENCLOSED TRAILER, 40 FT. GOOSENECK TRAILER, 40 FT. ENCLOSED TRAILER. RENT TO OWN. NO CREDIT CHECK. J. JOHNSON SALES, INC. FOREST CITY, NC. 828-245-5895.

FOR SALE 16 FT. ALUMINUM WALK BOARD New. 1000 watt generator, Never used. (704) 7358998 FIREWOOD FOR SALE Good hardwood. 8 ft. bed pickup load. Deliverable. $75. 704284-1694. 2005 HONDA RUCKUS MOPED. Broken. Needs Work. $150. 704-419-5054. Leave Message. MISCELLANEOUS HUNTING EQUIPMENT. Bowtech compound bow $300. Free fly fishing lessons. 828-748-2027.

DIECAST FOR SALE. CARS, TRUCKS, PLANES, BANKS, HOT AIR BALLOONS, TROLLIES, TRACTORS, ETC. Call Tom, Shelby, NC. (704) 4736384 ATTENTION MUSIC! The song, “I, THE INDIVUDUAL’S SONG” by Pops Hoyle is now available on Amazon Music, iTunes, Spotify and more. “Perhaps it was a time when everyone believed in freedom of industry, body and mind.”

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

LAND PROS LAND MANAGEMENT We offer commercial and residential forestry mulching, land clearing, lawn care and light duty skid steer work. We are located in Shelby, N.C. We offer our services in Cleveland and surrounding counties. We offer free estimates! (704) 300-8763 COPPERHEAD ROAD LAWN AND FIELD. Give us a call for prompt friendly service. Offering lawn care and field services (bushhogging, box blade and loader work) at reasonable prices. (704) 692-0662

FREE POWER WHEEL CHAIR Free! Small adult or teen power wheelchair. Got a newer one and this one has been sitting in garage. Needs new batteries. Call 704-477-7787 (704) 4729274 JOHN DEERE ZERO TURN, 42 in. cut, 400 hrs. Looks, runs, cuts good. $1800 or OBO. 704487-0500 or 704-678-3954. LIKE NEW, MEN’S HUFFY BICYCLE. Great Condition Must See! $50.00. Great Trail Rider. Call 828-782-7221 1998 HONDA CIVIC $600. 2 riding mowers $100 each. 3 push mowers $20-$50 each. Set of 13’’ tires $80. 15’’ tires $30 each. 828-223-1982. MORGAN’S FIREWOOD. Small hardwood mix for small wood stoves. Cut, split, delivered $85/load. 828-395-0758.

JAZZY SELECT 6 $475. Mobility chair, delivered, warranty & charger. 245 lb wt capacity. Call Scooterman John. New Jazzy, 275 wt Ltd, $1195. Jazzy with lift seat, 225 wt Ltd, $650. (704) 951-4224 mobilityservices07@ RIDING MOWERS, GARDEN TILLERS, TRACTORS, EQUIPMENT, GO-KARTS. Ready to mow. All in excellent condition. Can deliver, 30+ years experience in repair work. 828-980-0853, 704-476-9383. BURNING BARRELS $15. Water Totes $60 to $100. Plastic Barrels with Lids & Rings $20. Solid Top Plastic Barrels $10. 15 Gallon Plastic Barrels $10. (828) 327-4782 JOHN DEERE 160 MOTOR Kawasaki, FB460V. Murray 12HP/40’’ Motor B&S Power Built 12HP, Craftsman LTX1000 Motor B&S inter/twin 20-OH, Craftsman LT 1000 Motor Craftsman I/C 17HP, no batteries, no gas, being sold for parts. $1,000 for 4 units or $300 each. 828-453-0828. Continued To Page 15

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CLASSIFIED ADS To place your ad go to or call 704-484-1047 Continued From Page 14

FOR SALE 1998 MACK C5200P. Very good condition. 169,000 miles. One Owner. 22 ft. fully dry box with 2500 lb. lift gate. Serviced every 8000 miles. Good heat and air. (704) 472-1754 ALL METAL GARAGES. Big Discounts! Zero down. Call for more details. 828-382-0455. RENT TO OWN TRAILERS. ENCLOSED, DUMP, GOOSENECK, CAR HAULERS. Thursdays - Fridays 10-5, Sat. 10-12. J Johnson Sales, inc. (828) 245-5895 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 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 METAL ROOFING IN STOCK! Thursday - Friday 10-5 Saturday 10-12. J Johnson Sales (828) 245-5895 ALL TRAILERS CASH, FINANCE, CREDIT CARDS or RENT TO OWN. J Johnson Sales Forest City, NC. Thursday - Friday 10-5, Saturday 1012. Ph. (828) 245-5895

WANT TO BUY WANT TO BUY. Mobile home wheels or tires. 14.5”. 704-4773537 WANTED: OLD CAMERA GEAR. Wanted: your old film and digital cameras, lenses, flashes and tripods. We will buy or trade for new gear. We are not buying Polaroid, Ansco or Kodak. Bring it in for a quote, no quotes by phone. (864) 5836835 BUYING BASEBALL CARDS AND RECORDS. LOOKING FOR 50S, 60S, AND 70S BASEBALL CARDS IN ANY CONDITION. PAYING TOP DOLLAR FOR YOUR CARDS THAT ARE SITTING AND COLLECTING DUST AS WELL AS OLD ROCK AND ROLL RECORDS. CLEVELAND AND GASTON COUNTY KINGS MOUNTAIN SHELBY AND CHARLOTTE AREAS CALL TIM 661-312-6159 (661) 3126159 SAVEYOUREARTH@ LIVE.COM DANNY’S AUTOWERKS. Buying used or junk cars. Competitive prices. Call Danny 828-289-3081 or Jimmy 828289-1175. WANTED: OLD AND NEW AMMO. Reloading supplies. Call 828-245-6756 or cell # 828-289-1488.


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.(828) 2455895 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, (704) 473-0867 A CRYPT MAUSOLEUM at Rose Hill Cemetry in Fallston. Call 704-477-8405 or 704-7393770.

WANT TO BUY WANT TO BUY INEXPENSIVE, FULL mattress and boxsprings. Absolutely no memory foam. Hal, (828) 4477476 WE BUY JUNK VEHICLES WE BUY JUNK CARS, TRUCKS AND VANS, PAYING CASH!!!! (704) 6928496 WANT TO BUY. ATV’s, PopUp Campers and Small Travel Trailers. Call 828-429-3935.

1949 FERGUSON TE20 TRACTOR. Made in Coventry, England in former RAF WWII airplane factory. New front tires/tubes, 12V alternator, voltage regulator, recently rebuilt starter, battery, major tune up, all fluids/oils serviced. Rear tires good. New radiator hoses and thermostat. Hydraulics work good. Fresh Rustoleum rattlecan paint job. Runs great. $2400 OBO. Located near Belmont. (704) 460-0283 BUSH HOGGING NEEDED. NEED TO HAVE FIELD BUSH HOGGED IN ELKIN, NORTH CAROLINA. PLEASE CALL THE NUMBER OR CONTACT BY EMAIL ADDRESS (828) 755-5340 JAKESNOOP20@ OUTLOOK.COM

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

BOER BOEL REGISTERED MASTIFF PUPPIES. Seven males and females, 9 weeks old. Up-to-date on shots and deworming. $800. Ready for forever home. Call or text 704-6005388, can arrange facetime.


KITTENS NEED LOVING HOME. Call (704) 434-4918

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



AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES FOR SALE. Call 704747-7441. FREE TO GOOD HOME. Black Labrador. 2.5 years old, spayed, very friendly. Needs outdoor space. (704) 913-1290

CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES. 7 wk old Chihuahua puppies, 3 males and 2 females. $400 ea. Dewormed. No papers. Will be toy size. TEXT for more info (704) 860-2647 TINY POMERANIAN PUPPIES AVAILABLE. Blue, Vet checked, shots & worming. Ready to go. (828) 289-8872 FREE KITTENS. to a good home. Call 828-201-3861 after 4 pm.


COCKAPOO PUPPIES BORN JULY 23. Tails docked, dew clawed. Parents on site. Ready September 8. $1,000. Call Greg after 8am. 828-305-2181.

CARS & TRUCKS 2001 DODGE RAM 2500 One owner, SLP, Quad cab, automatic, 2 w/d, 160K miles, Tow package, 5.9 cummings diesel. Good tires.$18500, 828447-0774.

2021 NISSAN MURANO. 18,500 miles, $42000 obo. Excellent condition! This is my daily driver so miles will change. Loaded! Certified preowned! Still under manufacturer warranty! No lowballers please! This vehicle has been maintained and kept in like new condition. All service records available. Please leave a message or text me & I will call you back! 704-740-0747 Thanks! I do have additional pictures I can send! (704) 740-0747 1991 ROLLS-ROYCE. Low mileage, $24,000. Also nice marble top kitchen table with 4 chairs, $200. 704-284-1641 1995 FORD RANGER 160K mileage, custom grill, toolbox, chrome fenderwell, Gold color. Nice looking truck. $3,000. 704-466-2184.

AVAILABLE 2 ACRE TRACT. Hidden pasture, wooded house-site, rough-in driveway, NC highway 9 south, road frontage, minutes from stores in Tryon, Columbus, Landrum, SC. Light zoning, low property taxes, county water available. Year-round creek on back property line, 3 phase electric available. Reduced to $47,900. For further information call John between 10am-8pm. 828-8630596 or Peter 828-606-6712.

FOR RENT CLEVELAND COUNTY HOUSE FOR RENT. 3 BR, 1 BA, Center H&A, Deposit-$850, Rent-$850. 704-4733730.

GOATS, ALL NANNYS, 6 months and older, $100 to $150. Also sheep $150 each. Call for info 828-429-6319. MALTESE & POMERANIAN PUPPIES AVAILABLE. Vet checked, shots & worming. Ready to go. (828) 289-8872

3 BEDROOM 2 BATH HOUSE. Attached 2 car garage, large detatched garage, updated throughout. Lawn maintenance included. Shelby/Waco area. $1450 month, $1450 security deposit. (704) 236-8198

135-11 WIGGINS LANE, Kings Mountain, NC. Single Wide. 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom. Rent $800 Deposit $800. Application fee $25. 704-214-4180. 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH MOBILE HOME. Very clean, in small quiet park. Cleveland Mall area. References & criminal background check required. $700 month, $700 deposit. No Pets. (704) 481-0925 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. LIONS SENIOR VILLAGE HAS 1 bedroom HUD subsidized apartments for low income seniors. Taking applications. Age 62 or older. Equal Housing Opportunity. 211 North Morgan Street, (704) 482-7723 2&3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Nice and clean, water furnished. Oak Grove Community, Kings Mtn. Call or text, 704-739-0259.

FOR LEASE- OFFICE SPACE. Over 800 s.f. breakroom included. Brand new HVAC, brand new flooring, and ground level entry. $1125 per month including water. 112 E. Dixon Blvd., Suite 2, Shelby, NC 28152. Call (704) 923-1698


MOBILE HOMES & APARTMENTS. In Kings Mountain. P. Call (704) 739-4417 EXTREMELY NICE, 2 BEDROOM HOME in Kings Mountain. Nice yard. Great neighborhood. Stove, refrigerator, new H&A. No pets. $1500 month. (704) 473-5240

GASTONIA-RENT LOCAL OFFICE SPACE. Great location behind the library, 4 offices, break room, front end reception area, and waiting room. $1250 a month plus utilities. Call Zeus Realty at (980) 989-7316 RUTHERFORD COUNTY

CAMPERS 5 LABRADOODLE 2 POMERANIAN PUPPIES. 5 Labradoodles: 8 weeks, 3 red 2 white $600 each. 2 Pomeranians: Sable and White, male, and female $1000 each. UTD Vaccine and Worming all. All ready today. Don, 8 years record. 864-492-5138 (864) 492-5138

CAMPER WEEKLY RENTAL. 100 Kentbury Dr, Grover, NC. $325 weekly includes power & water. $1,000 deposit, $25 Application fee. 704-214-4180.

3 BEDROOM, 2 BATHROOM, 124 Deer Meadow Lane, Lawndale, NC Doublewide. Rent $1,250. Deposit-$1,250. Application Fee $25. 704-214-4180.


AKC REGISTERED LABRADOR RETRIEVER PUPPIES. Ready. Up to date on shots, wormed, parents onsite. 1 black male, 1 yellow male. $600. Text 828-429-0210. AMERICAN PIT BULLS. $350 each. 3 males, 4 females. Text 704-74-8055, Call (704) 9748055

BEACH HOUSES AT OCEAN LAKE. 2BR, 2BA, sleeps 6, golf cart, Wifi, Weeks and weekends available. Halloween weekend open. 704-473-1494

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) 2455895

FAINTING GOATS FOR SALE. Wethers and nannies. Please call 828-248-8060.

WANT TO BUY USED UTV. (utility vehicle) w/2 wheel drive, rear wheel drive. Also handyman with a chainsaw available. 828-248-2184.

2003 - 1700 LUND BOAT. 140 H.P. Four Stroke Johnson. Onboard charger. 55 thrust 12 volt Minn Kota trolling motor. Lawrence fish finder. Many more extras. $15,000. Call (704) 4779631


APPLEHEAD CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES. 8 wks old. Shots & worming UTD. $400 each. (704) 473-4559

ROUND BALER, VERMIER 405H. Field ready, shed kept, ready to bale. $5500. Gill twin V rake, 8 wheels $2500. (704) 472-4450



2 BABY PIGMY GOATS. for sale. 1 male, 1 female. Call 704-813-6905 for more information.

TOY POODLE PUPPIES FOR SALE. CKC registered, 1st shots and wormed. $500. 704477-6762

WANT TO BUY CARS, TRUCKS. Trailers, Tractors, Farm Equipment. Must have ID and proof of ownership. Callahan’s Towing. (704) 692-1006 CASH FOR YOUR CAR. Running or not, title or no title. Call Charles Dellinger at Red Road Towing. 704-692-6767, (704) 487-0228


Deadline: Friday at 12:00 Noon

2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT. Ellenboro, New House Road and Shelby. No calls after 9pm. 828305-1650, 828-755-5670.

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


HICKORY CREEK APARTMENTS FOR SENIORS. (62 and older), disabled (50 and older). Shelby. Now taking applications for waiting list. 418 East Warren Street, (704) 487-6354

4 BR MOBILE HOME. Beautiful location, mountain views with Broad River access available. Rutherfordton address, just inside Polk Co. Close to TIEC & easy commute to Rutherfordton, Forest City, Spartanburg, Hendersonville. Updated bathrooms, fresh paint & carpet. $1500 deposit, references required. (704) 913-5802

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

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

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

MOTORCYCLES & ATVS 1999 E 320 BENTZ. Gold, new tires, good credit, $3500. 2014 Indian Chief, Vintage Red, $10,000. (704) 300-9223

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The Belmont Middle School Wildcats and Stanley Middle School Blue Devils football teams clashed last week. When the running and ruckus was over, the Wildcats had scratched out a big 29-0 win. Here are shots from the stupendous situation. Photos by Calvin Craig

The Mt. Holly Middle School Hawks football team got their season off to a good start with a 13-6 win over York Chester Middle. Here are some photos from the afternoon of gridiron action. Photos by Jennifer Hall

Thursday, September 22, 2022