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Chronicle Mill project surging forward By Alan Hodge

The redevelopment project at Belmont’s Chronicle Mill on E. Catawba St. is moving forward at a rapid pace. Last week, nearly 100 workers from Armada Hoffler Construction were busily hammering, sawing, nailing, ground moving, brick laying and more. Plans are for the $50 million residential/

retail project to be completed and ready for occupancy by the third quarter of 2022. The partnership for the project, Chronicle Holdings, includes John and Jennifer Church who originally bought the mill about ten years ago, Armada Hoffler, and Shane Seagle. The 100+ year old mill building itself has required considerable work to make it structurally stable. Also, a See CHRONICLE MILL, Page 4

This is how the Chronicle Mill project will look when completed in the third quarter of 2022.

September will be a busy month for the arts in Mt. Holly By Alan Hodge

Left to right: Donnie Thurman/Holy Angels VP of Human Relations, Kerri Massey/Holy Angels Executive Vice President/COO, Maggie Ferguson and Regina Moody/Holy Angels President/CEO.

Holy Angels announces Ferguson winner of the first Steagall Family Foundation Scholarship Holy Angels, Inc. and the Darrell & Patricia Steagall Family Foundation offered the first-of-its-kind scholarship to Gaston County teenager, Maggie Ferguson. “To be the recipient of this scholarship is not only an investment in my future, but gives me the opportunity to give back to this organization that has blessed me for

years,” said Ferguson. Maggie is no stranger to Holy Angels. Her first experience came when she was in seventh grade as part of the “volunteen” program. She participated as a volunteen working with Holy Angels residents who are differently able for five years. Maggie received the “Summer Star See HOLY ANGELS, Page 6

The Mt. Holly arts scene has a lot of action lined up for the month of September. The main artistic attraction will be the third Arts Mount Holly 3rd Annual Plein Air Paint Out - Fall Flourish 2021 followed by the Wet Paint Sale and Reception. Arts Mount Holly is inviting artists to participate in the Third Annual Plein Air PaintOut. This event is open to all professional and amateur artists in Mount Holly, Gaston County and the greater Charlotte metro area. Paint in one or more of several recommended areas in Mount Holly September 23rd through 25th. Submit your fresh work to be judged on Saturday for prizes and then a wet paint sale and reception at Arts on the Greenway. Register for more information and details. For more information email So, what is Plein Air art? It’s a manner or style of painting developed chiefly in France in the mid-19th century, characterized by the representation of the luminous effects of natural light and atmosphere as contrasted with the artificial light and

These are some of the artists who took part in a previous Plein Air art event in Mt. Holly. Left to right: Heidi Gordon, Teresa Rench and Stephanie McLaughlin. absence of the sense of air or atmosphere associated with paintings produced in the studio. It’s a painting executed

out of doors and representing a direct response to the scene or subject in front of the artist having the qualities of air and

natural light. Arts Mount Holly is also looking for student artists to See ARTS, Page 5


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Why we love Rev. Trent Rankin Salvation Church , Gastonia, NC

Front Row: Flower Power volunteers: Kay Ziemer, Samantha Blakemore, Nancy Bosch, Pam Shubert, Denise Kessell, and Judy Closson. Middle Row: Public Works Director Bill Carroll and Flower Power Chairperson Susan Wall, volunteers: Ashley Bruce, Dave Kessell, Shirley Brown, and Councilwoman Martha Stowe. Back Row: Flower Power volunteers: Roger Bruce, Darin Zepf, and Downtown Director Phil Boggan.

KBB Flower Power Keep Belmont Beautiful recently held a Flower Power Hour celebration at Nellie’s Southern Kitchen. The get-together was held to celebrate our volunteer’s service to the City of Bel-

mont through Keep Belmont Beautiful’s Flower Power initiative. KBB and the City of Belmont appreciates their support of the downtown and for cultivating small town values.

Flower Power invites volunteers to help maintain more than 50 flower beds downtown and in the River District. For more information contact Keep Belmont Beautiful at 704-825-8587.

BHS bake sale called off Due to Covid concerns, the Belmont Historical Society’s September 18 Bake Sale,

Silent Auction, and Dinner as mentioned in last week’s BannerNews has been called off.

Crowders Mtn. trail cleanup planned The Friends of Crowders Mountain, Inc. needs volunteers for National Public Lands Day trailwork and/ or litter pickup on Saturday, September 25. New state park guidelines require Proof of Vaccination. Volunteers will spread Crush & Run from the trailhead to the Tintersection of Pinnacle and

Crowders trails. Meet at the Sparrow Springs Visitor Center, 522 Park Office Lane, Kings Mountain, NC at 8:30 a.m.; work finishes at 11:30 a.m. Tools, snacks, and water will be provided. Dress appropriately for outdoor work and bring any necessary medications. Trailwork days are heat

index(90+) and weather(rain, snow, strong wind, lightning, storms) dependent, as well as any additional COVID-19 restrictions. Please see FriendsOfCrowdersMtn or www.friendsofcrowders. com If questions, contact the park office at 704-8535375.

When we think of love, we often think of February and Valentine’s Day. We think of romantic love, or the love we have for our family and friends. When we think of love, we should always think of the love God has for us. God loves us and pours His mercy and grace out on us every day. He expects us to love others too. John 15:9-17 records Jesus’ last moments with His disciples before He went to the cross. On that last night, Jesus gathered with His disciples to celebrate the Passover Feast. There, they ate the meal together, and Jesus washed His disciples’ feet, teaching them the importance of being a servant to others. Jesus offered them words of comfort. He told them soon the Comforter, the Holy Spirit, would come upon them. Jesus also gave them a new commandment. He said, “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you” (John 15:12, ESV). Jesus had loved His disciples so much that He would soon die for them. He was now asking of His disciples that they love others too. As Christians, we are people of love. Just as Jesus loved people, so should we. Show-

ing love is how we reflect Jesus to a world that is so unlovely. Sadly, too often we fail to love those around us. We can present ourselves as judgmental, uncaring, and unloving. Rev. Trent Rankin Instead of leading people to Jesus, we can become a stumbling block. In our world today, we encounter people from all walks of life. One thing is for sure, everyone needs to be loved. People are experiencing illness, money problems, worry, and other daily struggles. People need to know they are loved, and that someone cares about them. When we show love to people around us, it gives us a tremendous opportunity to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with them. We never know how we will impact someone’s life for Jesus. This week we will be presented with many opportunities to love someone in Jesus’ name. We may see someone in line at the grocery store, the gas station, or even at work. There will be someone we meet this week who needs to be loved, someone who needs Jesus. We have been loved by Jesus, now it is time to share that same love with others. Why do we love, because Jesus loves us!

Live at Patriots Park Concert Series

City of KM to salute Military, first responders Sept. 11th Concert to feature On the Border: The Ultimate Eagles Tribute Band with Opening Act, CAT5 Band September 11, 2021 marks the 20th anniversary of 9/11, a series of attacks on America that began the morning of September 11, 2001. To commemorate the incredible heroics of that fateful day, the City of Kings Mountain will honor the military and first responders on Saturday, September 11th during the LIVE at Patriots Park Concert Series featuring On the Border: The Ultimate Eagles Tribute and

the CAT 5 Band. The concert is scheduled to begin at 6:00 pm. Men and women, who serve or have served in the military or as a first responder, are encouraged to attend and bring their families to this special event. A Cruise-In, also hosted by the City of Kings Mountain, will begin at 5:00 pm. Agencies all over Cleveland County are encouraged to bring a service vehicle to the Cruise-In. To register, contact the Special Events Department at 704-730-2101.

This year, September 11th is sure to be a memorable SATURDAY NIGHT in Kings Mountain. Please join us to salute all of our community heroes. Patriots Park is located at 220 South Railroad Avenue. For more information on the Concert or CruiseIn, contact the City of Kings Mountain’s Special Events Department at 704-730-2101, or visit their website at www. KingsMountainEvents.Com. You may also visit their Facebook page at @cityofkmspecialevents.

Saturday, September 11th, 2021 - 5:00 pm Kings Mountain, North Carolina

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Master Gardener Group of Gaston County program Payton Flowers is a Gaston County native that grew up in Belmont. Flowers graduated from South Point High School, and attended North Carolina State University where he obtained his bachelor of science degree in Animal Science with a minor in Agribusiness. He spent five years managing and operating a local nursery and farm. Since starting his role as Commercial Horticulture Agent for Gaston County in June of 2020, Flowers has hosted numerous pesticide applicator trainings, landscape contractor trainings, began work on multiple agent lead field trials and distributed grower certificates to our local farmers’ mar-

ket participants. The topic of suburban wildlife and our landscape is of increasing interest to most of us, regardless of property size. Please join us for Payton Flower’s presentation. When: Thursday, September 16, 2021, 10:00 – 11:00 am Where: Citizens Resource Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Highway, Dallas, NC 28034 There is no admission charge and reservations are not required. If you have any questions, please contact Barbara Linster at or 704-674-0860.

In-person fall prevention workshop for seniors returns The North Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer its popular program for older adults that aims to reduce, or even prevent, fall risks at home. The “A Matter of Balance” workshop is a national program sponsored by Centralina Area Agency on Aging and consists of eight sessions that will be held in person on Mondays and Wednesdays, September 20 through October 13, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. All sessions will be held at

the Lucile Tatum Center, located at 959 Osceola St., Gastonia, NC. “This program makes such a difference in the lives of workshop participants,” said Linda Minges, a program instructor. “The fear of falling could actually lead to a fall because that fear limits activities, causes difficult emotions, and leads to isolation, which can lead to poor balance and weakness.” There is no charge for the course, but participants must

be a resident of one of the following North Carolina counties: Anson, Cabarrus, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Stanly, or Union. To register or for more information, contact Linda J. Minges, with North Carolina Cooperative Extension, at or 704-922-2127. The registration deadline is September 10, and group size is limited.

Lowell trash pickup schedule Mark Your Calendars! Due to the Labor Day holiday, the next round of bulk item pick-up in Lowell will be the week of September 13. If your regular trash collection day is on a Monday, your bulk pick-up date will be Monday, September 13. If your regular trash collection day is on a Tuesday, your bulk pick-up date will be Tuesday, September 14. If your regular trash collection day is on a

Wednesday, your bulk pick-up date will be Wednesday, September 15. Bulk items may be placed at the curb any time after 5 p.m. the day before your normal trash pickup day so long as they are out by 6:30 a.m. on your pickup day. For more details, including what will be picked up, please visit:

Take a hike in Mt. Holly Looking for a relaxing hike in Mt. Holly? Along with Parks and Facilities that the City maintains, there’s also access to greenway trails and mountain bike trails. The 1.2-mile greenway trail that connects Tuckaseege Park to the Mount Holly Municipal Complex is a paved trail that takes visitors along the picturesque Catawba River. Mountain Island Park at Mount Holly is home to a 1.6-mile natural surface trail that meanders through the woods and is home to many types of wildlife. This trail starts at the parking lot below the dam and continues into the woods.

“The Med Way”: online workshop focuses on Mediterranean Diet If you’re looking for a diet that tastes good and makes you feel good, then the North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s new online workshop series, “Med Instead of Meds,” may be just what you’re looking for. The workshop, which focuses on the Mediterranean Diet, consists of six sessions and will be held online on Tuesdays, September 21 – October 28 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. The registration dead-

line is Tuesday, September 14, and group size is limited. The Mediterranean Diet reflects a way of eating that is traditional in the countries that surround the Mediterranean Sea, and includes eating plenty of fruits, vegetables, and seafood, while limiting consumption of highly processed foods and added sugars. The series teaches people about the Med Diet and its many health benefits, in-

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cluding its association with decreased risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular disease. Additionally, the Mediterranean Diet is recommended in the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. To register or for more information, contact Linda J. Minges, with North Carolina Cooperative Extension, at or 704-922-2127.

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CHRONICLE MILL From Page 1 street front façade that was added in the 1970s has been removed. “We are pushing the mill back to its original footprint,” John Church said. Armada Hoffler director of multifamily operations Alex Olsen is overseeing the job. “It has been very challenging,” he said. “But we got over the hurdles.” John Church praised the work that the Armada Hoffler crews were undertaking. “They know what they are doing,” he said. In addition to 9,000 sq. ft. of retail space, the project will include luxury apartments in a separate structure to the side and rear of the mill. Framing for that portion was tackled last week. Studio and one bedroom apartments, which will comprise about seventy percent of the residential area, will rent for around $1,000-$1,600 a month. Units will feature open and airy lofts, have exposed brick walls, and boast expansive windows amplifying tons of natural light. Modern upscale finishes and high-tech features will also be part of the package. There will be plenty of amenities such as a clubhouse and pool. A fourth floor is also planned for the main mill building. The iconic mill tower will remain. Six townhomes are also slated for construction on the mill property at the corner of First St. and E. Catawba.

The ground between the front of the mill and E. Catawba will be greenspace. The section of E. Catawba in front of the project has been widened and parallel parking space created. There will be a parking deck for about 80 spaces at the east end of the property near First St. There will be a total parking 240 spaces. A building across the street at 85 E. Catawba will be transformed into 6,000 sq. ft. of retail and office space. About the Chronicle Mill The 110,000 sq. ft. Chronicle Mill was built in 1901 by R.L. Stowe and other investors. Workers who laid the bricks for the imposing three-story structure earned $1.75 for every thousand they put down. Timber and other lumber used in the building An aerial view of the site. cost $13 per thousand board feet delivered to the site. The mill’s name was chosen to honor a Revolutionary War patriot from Gaston County, Major William Chronicle, who had lived near the mill site and was killed in the Battle of King’s Mountain in October 1780. The first bale of cotton was fed into the Chronicle Mill’s steampowered machinery on Feb. 28, 1902. By 1908, the mill was powered by electricity, a move that doubled production. In time, countless cones of cotton thread would be spun at the Chronicle Mill until it finally shut down in Conceptualized Pool. 2010.

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Scenes from the Chronicle Mill site last week. Photos by Alan Hodge

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ARTS From Page 1 participate in the Third Annual Plein Air Paint-Out. The event is open to all middle and high school students in the Mount Holly, Gaston County and greater Charlotte areas who would like to have the experience of painting outdoors and the opportunity to win awards and sell their work. Registration is due Sept. 15th and the event is September 25. Arts Mt. Holly will provide one 11x14 canvas. Artists will also need additional canvases/paper, their chosen medium (oils, acrylics, water colors, etc.), brushes, pencils or anything else needed to create theirwork. Arts Mt. Holly will provide a list of recommended Mount Holly locations to registered student artists. Adult supervision at paint sites is strongly recommended and must be provided at the discretion of school personnel and parents. Students may paint from outside art sites at their home, or designated by their parents / art teacher. A reception, award ceremony and Wet Paint Sale will beheld at Arts on the Greenway following the paint out. Arts Mt. Holly recommends watching “What I Take Plein Air Painting” by Jennifer Laurel Keller (10 min 37 sec) on YouTube (https://youtu. be/MQCVthaIqaw). To register for this event,

please send the following student information to the Event Coordinator, Wanda Campbell, at or text 704-868-8177. Full details will be sent to registered students in advance of the event- Student name, Email address, Phone number, Street address, Name of school, Art teacher’s name. If you have any questions, please contact Also, get ready for the 2021 Mt. Holly Lantern Parade. This year’s event will be bigger and better thanever. “The Lantern Parade is slated for October 23 beginning at 7 PM and this year we have even more schools participating,” said organizer Emily Andress. “Thanks once again to Jeff Stanton and McDonald’s donation, we are able to welcome even more school children. The community is also busy making lanterns for our theme of Let’s All Go To The Movies and from what I’ve seen so far, this will be the best yet. It’s not too late for people who want to participate to create their own lanterns. They can go to and click the lantern parade tab for links of how to videos. All they need to do is sign up for our newsletter to get the link to sign up. My Care Village is sponsoring this year’s cash awards and we are so grateful for their participation.”

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Here are just a few examples of the colorful art works created by the Mt. Holly Plein Air artists.

Gaston County Public Library to host dementia education series Gaston County Public Library (GCPL) will be hosting two dementiarelated workshops in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association – Western Carolina Chapter at GCPL’s main library, located at 1555 East Garrison Boulevard in Gastonia. Both workshops begin at 6 p.m., and each session is free and open to the general public. Registra-

tion is required. The first session titled “10 Warning signs of Alzheimer’s” will be Tuesday, September 14, and the second session, “Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia,” will be Tuesday, September 21. This program is particularly valuable for adults, specifically those with loved ones who might be affected by

Alzheimer’s. Face coverings are required at the request of the presenter. Those wanting to attend can register by phone at 1-800272-3900 or online at https://tinyurl. com/Gastonia1 for “10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s” and Gastonia2 for “Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia.”

What do you get when you cross purple hair and a smoke detector? By Tony Marciano A few weeks ago, my daughter came over to my house so my wife could touch up her purple hair. Yes, I said purple hair. Maria has had her hair that color for several years. I didn’t understand everything she and my wife were doing. At one point, I think they had to bleach the dark roots. Then, they would turn the “white hair” purple. We should have thought about this when my mother’s hair went gray. We could have had a grandmother and a granddaughter with purple hair living together. After several processes, Maria decided to take a shower. Two things I had forgotten, first, how hot she likes to get the shower in the bathroom, and second, she doesn’t turn on the exhaust fan. There’s a twist to this story. Recently, we installed a home security system. I’ll call it VerySafe. Besides the basic door and window alarms, I purchased two smoke detectors. I placed them within six inches of the original smoke detectors when the house was built twenty-four years ago. Smoke detector placement is key to this story. After Maria was done showering, she opened the


bathroom door. Suddenly, the upstairs smoke detector goes off. Then the downstairs smoke detector goes off and we didn’t know what was causing it. At that point, I get a call from VerySafe. In a moment of panic, I pressed the wrong button and hung up on them. Their call went to voice mail. Next, they called my wife, but she had her phone turned off. VerySafe then called my daughter’s phone. Fortunately, her husband Will answered the call. They were calling to tell us the smoke detector was set off. We informed them it was a false alarm. They were able to notify the fire department. I was relieved – that is until the doorbell rang. There were three fire fighters and one fire truck parked in front of my house. They explained they had received the false alarm report but still had to come to make sure there was no fire. I was so embarrassed. Twice I asked if I was in trouble with them and they said no. I looked at Maria and asked why didn’t she turn on the fan? She replied, “But you lose all that great hot steam.” How do you argue with that? The original smoke detector that is hard wired into the electricity of the house never went off. It was six inches


away from the VerySafe alarm. The VerySafe alarm was so sensitive, steam, not smoke, set it off. I’m not sure what the problem is with my original smoke detectors. They may be dusty, and I probably need to remove the covers and vacuum them. Had I relied just on them, and it was a real fire, it could have been disastrous. Sometimes our hearts become just like these two smoke detectors. We can be like the VerySafe detector that responded to steam and have an open heart that is sensitive to others and is welcoming to trying new things and experiencing new adventures. Or we can be like the original

smoke detector and have a closed Tony Marciano heart that has been hardened by the challenges of life. Our heart becomes jaded, and we become bitter. There is a scripture verse that says God will remove our heart of stone and replace it with a heart of flesh. I pray your heart never gets hardened. I pray that living in this world doesn’t close your heart and make you a jaded person. I hope your heart always feels, always gives and is always a heart of flesh. I’ll be back in two weeks. Until then, live well my friend.

Takasha Morrow is new Pinewood assistant principal Pinewood Elementary in Mt. Holly has a new assistant principal, Mrs. Takasha Morrow. Mrs. Morrow is an army veteran, a mother of three, and has been an awardwinning teacher in Gaston County Schools for the past five years. She earned her Masters in Educational Leadership from Queens University and is excited to make a difference at Pinewood!

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N.C. Mountain State Fair “Rides Again” in 2021 The N.C. Mountain State Fair “Rides Again” in 2021, returning to the WNC Ag Center in Fletcher, Sept. 10-19. In response to requests, a youth show for llamas has been added. This includes multiple youth classes for pack, public relations, obstacles and even a costume class with the theme, “All Things Food!” Since so many youths are raising their own flocks of chickens and ducks, a new Youth Poultry Egg Show sets the stage for fierce competition where judges will evaluate each dozen of white, brown or blue/green or other shelled chicken and duck eggs based on USDA standards. Fresh eggs entered must be from the exhibitor’s flock raised on their farm or homeplace. The gospel singing contest will be held Sept. 18 with contests for solo performers and groups. Cooking contests will be held daily throughout the fair. Every contest is sponsored by a state commodity association, including the N.C. Tomato Growers Association, N.C. Aquaculture Association, N.C. Beef Council, N.C. Pork Council, N.C. Egg Association, N.C. Blueberry

From left to right: Angela, Maggie and Dan Ferguson.

Council, N.C. Dairy Producers Association, N.C. Apple Growers Association and N.C. Sweet Potato Commission. The ice cream eating competition will be in the Davis Event Center on Sept. 14 with several categories for different age groups and even celebrities. Mills River Creamery, a local dairy and creamery, sponsors this contest. Winners receive trophies for being the first person in their category to eat a specified amount of ice cream. In addition to gospel singing and cooking contests, the N.C. Mountain State Fair is hosting competitions for livestock, clogging, art, photography, agricultural and horticultural products, pre-

served foods, youth flower and garden, and more. To stay up to date with a full list of competitions, upcoming deadlines and rules, visit competitions. For questions regarding competitions, contact entry coordinator Tamara Crain at 828-687-1414, ext. 210. The 27th N.C. Mountain State Fair runs Sept. 10-19 at the WNC Agricultural Center in Fletcher. Admission is $10 for adults and $6 for seniors 65 and up and children ages six to 12. Children five and under are free. Check the website for special promotions and discount days. More information is available at

cation and continue that vital mission. T h e scholarship provides $10,000 a year for college education along with an additional $6,000 per year for a summer internship program at Holy Angels. There will only be one scholarship recipient at a time. “The scholarship itself is huge. We have been trying to figure out how to pay for her college education without leaving Maggie with a huge financial burden. This family stepping up and offering this scholarship to us is a huge blessing to our family,” said Maggie’s father, Ben Ferguson. “We’re indebted to them and Holy Angels.” Maggie graduated from Highland School of Technology with a 4.47 GPA and is now attending the University

HOLY ANGELS From Page 1 Volunteer Award” in 2018 and the “Outstanding Volunteen Award” in 2019. Maggie was also a distinguished speaker at the Holy Angels annual volunteer banquet. “From the first time she stepped foot on our campus, she made an impact,” said Holy Angels President/ CEO Regina Moody. “She is the perfect person to win this scholarship for her dedication and support of our mission of loving, living and learning for the differently able.” The Darrell & Patricia Steagall Family Foundation Scholarship was created in a partnership with Holy Angels to seek out exceptional people who are invested in the Holy Angels mission and story to help them continue their edu-

of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She plans on also attending graduate school to study speech pathology. “I’m going to take away priceless experience from this internship,” said Maggie. “I’d love to work at Holy Angels after I graduate. That’s kind of my end goal. I’ve been here since 7th grade and I want to stay, if they’ll have me. That’s the dream.” Holy Angels was founded in 1955 by the Sisters of Mercy. The private, nonprofit corporation located in Belmont, NC, provides residential services and innovative programs for children and adults with intellectual developmental disabilities with delicate medical conditions. To learn more about Holy Angels, join Holy Angels caring team or volunteer, please call 704.825.4161 or visit Holy Angels website at



Looking for a place to recharge your car while you enjoy riverfront downtown Cramerton? The Town is proud to announce the addition of 2 new EV Charging Ports! Located in the Town Hall parking lot, these charging ports have easy access to Goat Island Park, Centennial Green, and downtown parking and dining options. Made possible by a grant from the NC Department of Environmental Quality, the Town is pleased to offer this amenity to the citizens and guests visiting our wonderful downtown. Photo provided


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September brings an abundance of apples By Lisa Harper In September, I think of two things…apples and apple recipes. Ironically, just today I received a cookbook in the mail from a Tennessee church. I had just ordered it about 10 days ago. Can you say RECIPES? I couldn’t put it down. Of course, the first pages I thumbed to was the dessert section. I have already marked my favorites. Looking at a chart online, I discovered several apple varieties ripen in September. They are Cortland, Golden Delicious, Jonathan, Red Delicious, Fuji, Granny Smith, and Rome Beauty. Others will soon follow in October. Regardless of when you prepare to search for your favorites, we have local orchards and farmers markets right here in our county. As

well, local and NC area apple festivals kick off during the month of September. One of my favorite cities to explore and shop for apples is Hendersonville NC. It’s not too far away, plus it offers an array of activities once there. Driving to the mountains is enjoyable and an added bonus. What a wonderful getaway to kick off this time of year. Some fun facts: One of George Washington’s hobbies was pruning his apple trees. A bushel of apples weighs about 42 pounds (up to 48 lbs) and will yield 12 to 15 quarts of applesauce. It takes about 36 apples to create one gallon of apple cider. The pilgrims planted the first United States apple trees

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in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Apples are a member of the rose family. On the nutrition side of things, one half cup of apples is only 42 calories. Apples contain no cholesterol or fat and are low in calories. They are high in fiber, vitamin A and niacin. They contain iron and other trace minerals and offer a good source of vitamin C. Their ranked #1 in antioxidant activity..which offers all the nutritional power you need to fight aging, cancer and heart disease. So the old adage..”an apple a day keeps the doctor away” …stands true. My cookbooks are calling me. Enjoy September...

Pinewood Elementary School in Mt. Holly is starting off the school year with a new custodian, Miss Tina (at left), who has been hard at work preparing and keeping the hallways spotless. Gaston County Schools Facilities has also provided a new floor scrubber for Miss Tina to pilot on her daily rounds. If you see Miss Tina - be sure to welcome her to the team at Pinewood. Gaston Schools photo

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Banner News Fellowship & Faith

Church Directory East Belmont Baptist Church

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

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

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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

6014 S. New Hope Rd 704-825-7959

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Henry’s Chapel Ame Zion Church

455 Sacco St. 704-825-6007

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

210 Park Street, Belmont NC


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

Containers/Trailers Sales & Storage Rental

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 171 S. Main St. 704-824-7785

740 Rankin Ave. 704-827-5181

West Cramerton United Methodist Church

Shiloh AME Zion Methodist

207 Lowell Ave. 704-824-4213

1117 Old NC Hwy 27 704-827-8826

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

First Baptist Church

105 Pine Rd. 704-827-3856


5339 S. New Hope Rd 704-825-8252

East Wilkinson Blvd. 704-824-5319

Ridgeview Baptist Church

541 Costner St. 704-827-0004

Gaston Christian Church

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

Grace Wesleyan Church

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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Belmont Middle football scenes... The Belmont Middle School Wildcats football team sojourned all the way to Gastonia last week and jousted with the Grier Middle School Knights. When the final buzzer sounded, Grier had prevailed with a score of 24-12. Here are some nice photos from the thrilling encounter. Photos by Calvin Craig

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Stuart Cramer comes from behind to beat East Gaston 28-21 By John Wilson

Anytime local rivals go at it there are bound to be some fireworks and a little bit of excitement. That proved to be the case when the East Gaston Warriors football team traveled to Cramerton to face the Stuart Cramer Storm in a non-conference matchup that went the distance. The Storm took advantage of some late game turnovers to stage a dramatic comeback to beat the Warriors 28-21. Both offenses played incredibly well with EG putting up 396 yards of total offense and Cramer keeping pace

with 364 yards. Justin Rocquemore proved that he truly is a dual threat quarterback throwing for 292 yards and four touchdowns and running for 39 yards. Dameian Bentley was Cramer’s top receiver hauling in four passes for 117 yards and two touchdowns. “I was proud of the way our guys stayed together playing as a team,” head coach Ben McMillan said. “They kept fighting even after some things didn’t go our way early on in the game.” McMillan credits the defense with putting the Storm in a position to win the game. “Our defense played really See CRAMER, Page 11

The Stuart Cramer Storm and the East Gaston Warriors football teams went at it on the gridiron last Friday. The game was one the best so far this season and in the end the Storm pulled out a 28-21 win. Here are some scenes from the hard fought encounter. Photos by Bill Bostick/Tar Heel Sports Photography

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CRAMER From Page 10 well again and forced some big turnovers late in the game,” McMillan added. Arias Nash, Josue Sanchez, Markel McKinney, Dameian Bentley, and Markiss Nelson all contributed in one way or another to the Cramer defensive effort. Nash and Sanchez were the games top tacklers with Sanchez leading the pack with 15 tackles followed by Nash who finished the night with 14. Throughout the night Photos by Bill Bostick/Tar Heel Sports Photography

Cramer had some tough moments, but they always found a way to turn things around. For the most part coach McMillan thought his offense played well. When the going got rough the Storm offense delivered. Now Cramer will go into the bye week looking pretty good at 2-1. “Offensively we made some key plays when we needed to,” McMillan said. “Going into the bye week

I feel like our team has improved each week. I want to continue.” As for East Gaston, well this is a team that need not hang their head low. While no one likes it when a game gets away from them the Warriors played well and are giving Cramer their due. “A tough loss,” head coach JT Postell said. “We played well at times but also lost focus at times and made too many mistakes at cru-

cial moments of the game. I am really proud of our fight and the way we battled for four quarters. Give Stuart Cramer a lot of credit, they made more plays than we did. Coach McMillan does a great job over there.” The Warriors had several players that distinguished themselves against Cramer. Quarterback Trent Sherill went 11 for 25 for 166 yards and two touchdowns. Markel McKinney also put in a solid performance running for 101 yards off of 15 carries and a touchdown while pulling in six passes for 91 yards and a TD. While Sherrill and McKinney did some solid work Justin Hill needs to be mentioned as well. Hill ground out 126 yards off 22 carries and was the game’s top rusher. Over the last few games East Gaston has shown that they are a team that can no longer be taken lightly. Look for them to continue to get better. “We will get back to work and continue to try and improve.” Postell added. This week Cramer has a bye while East Gaston travels to the mountains to battle the Cherokee Braves.

North Belmont Elementary receives generous support from Vallen USA Gaston Schools wants to give a “SHOUT OUT” to Rankin Lake Baptist Church for packing and delivering 480 goody bags for employees at North Gaston High School, W.C. Friday Middle School, Carr Elementary, Costner Elementary, Highland School of Technology, and Woodhill Elementary. Thanks to all of the community business partners who continually support our students and schools. Gaston Schools photo

A “SHOUT OUT” to Gaston Schools business community partner Vallen USA for presenting North Belmont Elementary principal Justin Beam with a check for $8,800 to purchase 20 computer stations. Furthermore, Vallen employees donated three boxes of school supplies and raised an additional $350. Since 2019, Vallen employees have supported North Belmont Elementary through volunteer activities that include planting a “reading garden,” painting the teachers’ lounge, and collecting school supplies. Gaston Schools photo

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The South Point Red Raiders clashed with the Hickory Ridge Raging Bulls (Harrisburg, NC) last Friday. When the dust settled, the Bulls stampeded over the Red Raiders 27-7. Here are some scenes from the bully ball game. Photos by Calvin Craig/Superraiders

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

HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED. Want to hire a housekeeper for once a week in the Mooresboro area. Prices negotiable. 704345-2253

JIM’S PAINTING SERVICE. Exterior painting only. Free estimates. You will be pleased with our work. We have references. 828-287-9172

FULL TIME EXPERIENCED AUTOMOTIVE MECHANIC. Apply In Person at 1900 Elizabeth Ave., Shelby, NC (704) 482-0441

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

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES LOCAL MID-DAY DOG WALKER NEEDED. 2 Dogs. One 14. One is 2. Need a mid-day outing in the yard. 15 to 30 minutes. Monday through Friday. Alternating Saturdays. $40.00 per week Kings Mountain 28086 (845) 541-2412

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

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

NOW HIRING LANDSCAPERS FOR FULL TIME YEAR ROUND EMPLOYMENT. Must have valid driver’s license and transportation. (704) 473-0341 BBQ AND CRAFT SHOW at Camp Call lodge in Polkville NC will host a craft show and BBQ sale on September 18, 202. The Lodge is located at 3801 Polkville Rd. (Hwy. 226 N.)


NEED A LABORER At Auto Parts U Pull & Scrap Metal of SHELBY. Must have a valid driver license. Apply in person at 1025 County Home Road, Shelby, NC. 28152. 704-4724666.

FULL TIME MAINTENANCE MAN NEEDED. Maintain rental properties. Must have valid NC Drivers license. Pay depends on experience. (704) 473-4299 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


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.



ANTIQUES & MORE N BEAMS MILL. Furniture, Antiques, collectibles, man cave items, bottles & more. Thurs.-Fri., 10am5pm. Sat., 9am-4pm. Closed Sun.-Wed. 4135 Fallston Road, Shelby. (Hwy 18 north.) LABOR DAY SALE. Farm table with 4 chairs, vintage victrola. Also look for our specials outside. 704-312-6410.

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

WOMENS CLOTHING. Lots of Womens Clothing Sizes 12,18,20. Dresses, Tops, Pocket Books, Pants with jackets. Real Nice Clothing. 828-287-0982 ALL METAL GARAGES. Big Discounts! Zero down. Call for more details. 828-382-0455.

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.

YARD SALES CLEVELAND COUNTY WOODBRIDGE/MOSS LAKE KINGS MOUNTAIN. Saturday, 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

FOR SALE WOMEN’S XL HARLEY DAVISON LEATHER JACKET. Worn only 3 times. Paid $300 new, will take $100. (704) 4778598 WEATHERTECH FLOOR MATS. 1 Front & Back Set of Black for 2016 Honda CR-V $75 AND 1 Front & Back Set of Black for 2018 Honda CR-V $75 “Both Sets Like New!” (704) 477-8598 DEER CORN. SHELLED, 50lbs, $10.05. 828-287-3272. 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 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. GENUINE BROWN LEATHER SECTIONAL SOFA. 139.5” long. Still in plastic. Paid $3000, asking $1000 firm. Can deliver local. $20. (704) 472-3472

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PROPANE GRILL TANKS REFILLED. Only $10.99. Call 828287-3272. NEW CANNING JARS with Lids & Seals. $17.67 per case. Call 828-287-3272. ACEPHATE FIRE ANT KILLER. Works great! $12.99. Call 828-287-3272. KILL ALL YOUR WEEDS! Ranger Pro 2.5 gallon. $44.00. 828-287-3272. 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 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. HAVE A TRAILER NOT USING? SELL IT! J. Johnson Sales INC. Buy, Sale, Trade trailers. Must have title. 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. REFRIGERATORS, STOVES, WASHERS, DRYERS. Discount Prices. 1205 Earl Road, Shelby NC. (704) 487-4443 FLAG POLES, FLAGS IN STOCK. Pickup or we deliver and install available. J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City. Call 828-245-5895. 16X40 OR TWO STORY BUILDINGS BUILT ON SITE. 1 DAY INSTALL. J. Johnson Sales INC. 828-245-5895. HORSE QUALITY HAY. Square and round bales, also 3x3x8’ bales. Call (704) 4876855 6X10 & 6X12 DUMP TRAILERS In STOCK. (5 Ton) contact J. Johnson Sales, Inc., Forest City. (828) 245-5895 7 TON & 5 TON EQUIPMENT TRAILERS. In Stock! contact J. Johnson Sales, Inc., Forest City. (828) 245-5895 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

OLD RECORDS LOT OF 7000. APPROX. 7000 RECORDS, RANGING FROM 40’S TO EARLY 70’S. CONDITION FROM GOOD TO BRAND NEW IN PLASTIC COVER. NO CHERRY PICKING! RECORDS COLLECTED OVER SEVERAL YEARS. IE: SINATRA, CLINE, ELVIS, ETC. MUST SELL THE ENTIRE LOT. SERIOUS BUYERS ONLY PLEASE! LEAVE MESSAGE. (828) 625-9744 CSISAMS@HOTMAIL.COM RIDING/PUSH MOWERS, GARDEN TILLERS, GOKARTS, MINI-BIKES. Ready to mow. All in excellent condition. Can deliver, 30+ years experience in repair work. 828-9800853, 704-476-9383. LOTS OF CLOTHING. Dresses, pants, tops and jackets. Size 12, 18 & 20. Tops: small, medium, large. $5.00 each. 828-287-0982. “COVETED VETERANS CIRCLE” In Gaston Memorial Park. Three Burial Plots For Sale. Will Sell Together or Individually. Price Negotiable. (919) 272-5503 PURE RAW LOCAL HONEY. $18 per quart, $10 per pint. Produced in Rutherford County. Call or text Jackson Corbin, 828-980-1823. 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. 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) 9787958 FIREWOOD FOR SALE. Long wheelbase load, Full loaded. $70.00/load. Delivered. 864492-4793 or 803-627-9408. 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


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1953 GOLDEN JUBILEE TRACTOR For Sale. Good condition. Asking $4,300 or best offer. Several implements for sale also. 704-868-3342

2 MALTESE DOGS. Male & female. $1000. Also 6” stove pipes, $10 each. (704) 5383809

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) 692-6248 buck@




3 FEMALE GERMAN SHEPHERDS. Date of birth 4/12/21. (704) 466-2325 FREE TO GOOD HOME. Small mixed breed dogs, 2 males, 4 females. All neutered. 704-6812215, (980) 448-8402 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.

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

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 WANT TO BUY. ATV’s, PopUp Campers and Small Travel Trailers. Call 828-429-3935. WANT TO BUY: STAMP COLLECTIONS and accumulations of same. Call 828-6529425 or 954-614-2562. CASH FOR YOUR RECORD ALBUMS. Call Ron. (919) 314-7579 WANT TO BUY CARS, TRUCKS. Trailers, Tractors, Farm Equipment. Must have ID and proof of ownership. Callahan’s Towing. (704) 692-1006

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

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


GODFREY 20FT. PONTOON with New Trailer. 50 HP Johnson Motor. New Fish Finder & Trolling Motor. 2 Rods & Reels and Tackle Box. 3 Life Jackets. “ALL” for $3800 call 822-3055048 or (828) 582-1268

NEW SOUTHERN 5 FT. BUSH HOG. $1,250. 828-2873272. YANMAR 2210 26HP DIESEL TRACTOR Shuttle shift. Rebuilt head. New water pump and hoses. 4 new tires, rear tires filled with antifreeze, and wheel spacers. New radiator and new starter. Oil and filter changed, with new antifreeze. Excellent condition! $4625.00 OBO. (704) 718-9122

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

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@

CARS & TRUCKS 1986 SUBARU BRAT. Truck w/T-Top, $500, (1) 440 engine-$400, (3) 440 engine blocks-$1,000 and slide-in Truck Camper, long wheel base - $800. 704-418-1590. 2007 BUICK LACROSSE. V-6, 3.8 All Pwr, local Forest City car, 160k miles, $4800, call 828-9808461 (828) 980-8461

2006 DODGE CHARGER RT, 5.7 Lt Hemi motor, 215,567 miles, $7000. (828) 657-5567 2018 FORD FUSION. 24,400 miles, $17,995, Great Condition (704) 472-6337

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

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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 704-487-1114. 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

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FOR SALE. HAIRSHEEP, RAMS, EWES, goats, pigmy cross, does and wethers, dwarf bucks. 828-248-8060 GUINEAS KEETS BABIES AND BANTAMS. Guineas Keets Babies $5.00. Bantams Babies $2.00 for sale. One to two weeks old. (704) 476-9943

2BR, 1BA HOUSE in Grover. 1300 sq.ft. Non-Smoker only. No Pets. $950.00/ mth. + deposit. 704-937-7630.

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Reggie Ballard, football

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Don Fortner, boxing, accepted by his daughter Eddie Womack, Community Spirit Award Elizabeth Hall.

Brooke Wilkinson, basketball

Mt. Holly Sports Hall of Fame scenes Above: The 1992 East Gaston High School Wrestling Team, state champions. The Mt Holly Sports Hall of Fame banquet and induction event was held on August 21, 2021 at the Mt Holly Municipal Complex. Here are photos of the inductees. Photos by Richard Flowers

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Scottie Holden, wrestling, presented by Doug Smith (left).

WNCW and The Foundation Performing Arts Center present A Drive-In Concert featuring

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