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29th Annual Belmont Unity Day event... The 29th annual Belmont Unity Day event honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is slated for Monday, January 20, 2020 at Belmont Foursquare Church, 8 Elizabeth St. Doors open at 6:30pm and event begins at 7pm.


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Community Public Charter School in Stanley is growing by leaps and bounds By Alan Hodge

“There’s never a dull moment.” That’s how Community Public Charter School founder and board member Eddie McGinnis characterizes the scene at the Stanley educational edifice that’s in

its first year of operation. Former East Gaston High principal McGinnis hatched the idea of a charter school in 2016, when he was pastor at Community Pentecostal Center on Ralph Handsel Blvd. After jumping through the hoops required by the state to establish a charter school, Community Charter

opened its doors in late summer, 2019, with around 240 students in grades K-5. A tour of the school campus reveals two new and shiny pre-fab buildings with 12 classrooms, a gym, office space, and a nice playground area. The tab for site work and the buildings came to $1.7 million. The

These Community Public Charter School students say they enjoy attending class in their new building. Photo by Alan Hodge money came from the state, fundraisers, and private donations. The school does not charge tuition fees. McGinnis says the school is negotiating with the Town

Belmont’s Firefighter of the Year Andy Harris comes from a long line of firemen including his father and grandfather.

Andy Harris named Belmont Firefighter of the Year By Alan Hodge

Belmont’s Firefighter of the Year, Andy Harris, is keeping his family tradition of fire service going strong. “I’m very humbled to receive the award,” Harris said. “I’m thankful as well and excited.” Harris, 27, is the son of

Community Volunteer 32 firefighter Mike Harris and the grandson of Community 32 veteran Richard Harris. Incidentally, a few years ago Richard received the prestigious Order of the Longleaf Pine for his 50 years of firefighting service. “Their willingness to help people in time of need inspired me to become a fire-

fighter,” Harris said. Andy got his start in the firefighting field at Community VFD back in 2007 when he was just a teenager. Later, he joined Ranlo Fire and Rescue where he still serves. He became a full time Belmont firefighter in July, 2017. He took hundreds of hours of schooling at Gaston College See HARRIS, Page 4

of Stanley for a piece of property next door where the old water treatment plant is located. The school will probably need the property and a

building. “We hope to add a sixth grade class next year and about 100 students,” said McGinnis. See SCHOOL, Page 6

32nd Annual Belmont Sports Hall of Fame Banquet set By Stan Cromlish The Belmont Sports Hall of Fame will hold its 32nd banquet at 7:00 pm Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at the Park Street United Methodist Church Family Life Center in Belmont. The inductees headlining the 2019 Belmont Sports Hall of Fame class are three outstanding athletes and a Belmont sports icon. The keynote speaker for the banquet is Jerry Moore,

former Appalachian State University head football coach. Jerry Moore was a football coach for more than thirty years and was the man responsible for the rise of Appalachian State football to national prominence in the Division I-AA Football Championship Series. From 1989, when he took the job at ASU, through 2012, his team only had one losing season and shocked the world on September 1, 2007 when it defeated national power-


house and the fifth-ranked Division I-A Football Bowl Series team, the Michigan Wolverines, 34-32 at the Big House in Ann Arbor, MI. This was the biggest win in school history, but even more telling were the backto-back-to-back Division I-AA FCS National Championships from 2005-2007. Appalachian State has the distinction of being the only college football program in the State of North Carolina See SPORTS, Page 2


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SPORTS From Page 1 to have ever won a National Championship in football at any level. Jerry currently makes his home in Boone with his wife, Margaret. The inductees for the 32nd class are Pam Smith, Shelley Frye, Joe Messer, and Don Davis. Pam Smith was an allaround athlete who excelled in basketball, tennis, swimming, and softball. Her accolades from her sports career include Western North Carolina High School Activities Association All-Conference awards in basketball and tennis; South Point High School’s Most Athletic in 1975 along with being selected to the Southwestern Conference All-Star basketball team. Pam has volunteered extensively in Gaston County and has served as a secretary for the Gaston Pop Warner Football Conference, a board member of Pharr Yarns Family YMCA, a member of the Lowell Master Planning Committee, and as a hospice volunteer for the YMCA. Athletic prowess and volunteerism were the keys

1600-meter races in which she competed. She was part of the conference championship team in 1985 for the 4 x 800meter relay. For twenty years, she held the county record time for the 800-meter and 1600-meter. Shelley was the Junior Olympic champion in the 800-meters in 10th grade. On the volleyball and basketball court, she was part of two conference championship teams. Shelley walked on to the UNC-Chapel Hill varsity track team as a freshman. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is currently working in that profession. Athleticism and a desire to care for others are what make Shelley’s induction into the 2019 class easy. An all-around athlete, Don Davis played football and baseball in Belmont and was part of a VFW Teener League Jerry Moore District, State, and Regional Championship baseball team to Pam Smith’s selection for School. She was an elevenin 1967 which went on to induction into the Belmont time Southwestern All compete in the 1967 VFW Sports Hall of Fame in the Conference in softball, bas- Teener World Series. From ketball, volleyball, and track. 1967 through 1971 as a high 2019 class. Shelley Frye was one of From ninth to twelfth grade, school athlete, he was a fourthose rare athletes to come she was undefeated on the year letterman in basketball through South Point High track in all the 800-meter and and football as a varsity player

The Jewelry Mann By Shelton Fisher In a world of instant gratification and same-day delivery, the times of having “a guy” for something seem like they are light-years away. Once upon a time, you would have something break or have a specific need for something and you could say something to the effect, “Well I’ll call so n’ so in the morning to take a look at it.”, or “We’ll swing by so n’ so’s shop and see if they have what we’re looking for”. My father was no exception to the sign of these times and knew what type of quality he wanted in whatever he was on the market for. He had very particular tastes in his jewelry and developed a bond with a very unique jeweler in an unlikely place. I can’t speak for years prior to my childhood, but I can only imagine that the South 321 Flea Market used to be a magical place where one could get just about anything they needed, and for a while there were consecutive weekends where my parents and I would hop in the truck and journey into Dallas to peruse the goods for sale. As a small child, I never noticed when we would stop at Express Jewelry

Repair but for my father, he was paying a visit to his old friend Mann Tram. He and his wife Hoang single-handedly ran the business each weekend and still do to this day; selling jewelry of various stones and metals, repairing pieces, performing engravings, and even creating custom pieces for customers. I’ve been curious about the length of their friendship, but my brother remembers stopping by as a child as well. He told me that he remembers visiting Mann in the eighties while they would go hunting for baseball cards and other collectables. My first memorable experience was when Dad got a watch monogrammed with his initials. From that point on, I began visiting Mann more often for my own jewelry needs. He had a shop in Belmont inside of the old general store for a while until it was sold, but still continues running strong at the flea market. Towards the end of his life, my father took pride in wearing his rings, watch, and a necklace. He would talk about going to see what Mann had in stock, but his health wouldn’t allow him to make the trip out. I now wear the monogrammed

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watch that we took for Mann to leave his custom mark on. However, before I could begin wearing it, I had to get a link taken out so it would fit my wrist and I couldn’t think of anyone else better to do the job. I walked down the first building as the market began to rustle awake. Mann had just begun to put out his merchandise as I walked towards him. “I don’t suppose you remember me, do you?”, I asked in a kindly, joking way. He looked up and began to smile as he said, “I sure do! You’re John’s boy! How have you been?” We began to catch up and after he asked how Dad was doing, I told him that he had passed in October. We began to talk some about their relationship and how they had known one another for many years. After a little more catching up, I showed Mann the watch and he was able to fix it up in no time. He took the time he needed and made sure it was the perfect fit; just the type of care that my father knew he would find in his jeweler. A couple weeks later, I came back and purchased a couple of rings from him that he had resized; a thumb ring for my wife and a peace sign


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I wear on my right hand. He had them fit to perfection in Shelton Fisher around an hour and it’s no wonder he’s held such steady business for so long. Over the years, I would pay attention to things. Parents never realize that their children watch more than what they think, you see; and I grew up knowing that if I were ever in a pinch, I needed to call Dad and see what “guy” he had that could handle the job. A lot of the “guys” my father would call on have closed down and I’ve actually found a couple of my own “guys” for things. However, if you need jewelry, whether custom made or repaired and want quality that you can trust, I have a guy that has been in business now for generations. At the Barnyard Flea Market, go into the first building and look for the sign that says “Express Jewelry Repair”. You will be greeted by two of the nicest people I’ve had the pleasure of meeting. Tell them Shelton sent you.

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Thursday, January 16, 2020 and a two-year letterman as a baseball player. Don earned all-conference honors in baseball and football at South Point High School. Don’s quote from his biography really sums up what it was like growing up in the 1960s and 1970s in Belmont, “I grew up in a time when sports was the highlight of each season. I was so fortunate and blessed to have coaches who knew the game, taught the basic skills, and most importantly, instilled in us an ethic of hard work.” Don lives in Seneca, South Carolina and has been married to Lynn for 41 years. His induction will add one more player from the 1966 and 1967 VFW Teener League team that brought great recognition to Belmont. There is no one who personifies Belmont sports like Joe Messer has for the past fifty years. He has done so many things to help the youth of Belmont succeed in sports and has supported the youth of Belmont and Gaston County through ser-

vice. He has coached Little League Baseball, played softball, broadcast Belmont High School, South Point High School, and American Legion baseball on WCGC, and he handled the PA work for Belmont and South Point High School football from the 1950s through 1983. He was the master of ceremonies for the Belmont Sports Hall of Fame Banquet for the first 13 years. There are so many ways Joe has served this community that it is a wonder it took 32 years, but it is that service that has Joe a member of the 2019 class. This year’s class and the keynote speaker will make tickets a hot commodity and the event a sure sellout. Tickets are now available for purchase at State Farm at 140 North Main Street in Historic Downtown Belmont and Belmont Drug Company in Historic East Belmont for $20.00 each.

UNITY DAY From Page 1 The 29th annual Belmont Unity Day event honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is slated for Monday, January 20 at Belmont Foursquare Church, 8 Elizabeth St. Doors open at 6:30pm and event begins at 7pm. The prelude will be by the Mt. Pleasant Men’s Choir performing “Lift Every Voice and Sing”. Rev. Kevin Ford will deliver the welcome, invocation and Lord’s Prayer followed by more music from the Mt. Pleasant Men’s Choir including “God Bless America”. Brenda Buckner will make the announcements. The

Unity Candle will be lit by students from Belmont Central Elementary and Belmont Middle schools. Patricia Franks will introduce the guest speaker who will be Anita Davis Devoe. Mayor Charles Martin will introduce special guests. Debra Adams and Delta Sanders will present the Humanitarian Awards followed by the Mira Via Peace Offering. The Rev. Ronnie Roseboro will give the benediction. The event will conclude with the song “Reach Out and Touch Someone’s Hand” by the audience and the Mt. Pleasant Men’s Choir. Phone 704-825-0580 Fax 704-825-0894 Office: 128-C N Main St. Belmont • NC

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2020 Gaston Together MLK Unity Awards will honor Epstein, Reid and Weisenhorn The Gaston Clergy & Citizens Coalition (GC3), an initiative of Gaston Together, will present the 2020 Gaston County MLK Unity Awards to Dr. Mark E. Epstein, Walker E. Reid III and John P. Weisenhorn on Monday, January 20th at 10:30 am. The event will take place this year in the Gaston County DSS Building auditorium located at 330 Dr. MLK, Jr. Way, (corner of MLK Way/

Marietta St. and Long Ave). in downtown Gastonia. The Gaston County MLK Unity Award was established in 2004 by the GC3. The award recognizes current or former Gaston County citizens who have performed exemplary community service to help build bridges of unity across lines of class, race, gender, faith and/or municipalities within our county. Names of the hon-

orees are engraved on the MLK Monument located at the MLK Plaza. Some of the past winners include: Senator Marshall Rauch, the late N. A. Smith, Rev. Houston Matthews, TJ Solomon, Rev. Dr. Richard Boyce and the late Dr. Ed Sadler. A native of Atlanta, Ga, Dr. Epstein came to Gaston County in 1985 to begin his veterinary practice. He quickly became active in

community service work and grew to become a fearless bridge builder among faith and political communities. He is a 15-year member of the Gaston Interfaith Trialogue which builds understanding among Muslims, Christians, and Jews. Dr. Epstein serves on the Steering Committee, leads programs, wrote a letter condemning religious intolerance signed by 35 community leaders and pub-















lished in the Gaston Gazette (2016), and, organized a community interfaith program led by prominent Muslim, Christian, and Jewish clergy (2017). He also co-organized Gaston Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Better Angels Program which prepares persons of all backgrounds to discuss their political views with goodwill (2018). With warmth, humility, and diplomacy, Dr. Epstein has worked for many years to help make Gaston County a better place for us all. Walker Reid, a native of Gaston County, is wellknown to many through his years of service as a Gastonia City Council member as well as serving as the current Mayor. Yet, his MLK honor does not come as an elected official but through his work with music and the Hope for Gaston project. Mr. Reid became involved with music at an early age. It was through opportunities to perform at venues that brought black and white youth together at a time when racial harmony was still in its infancy that he began to see how music could be a unifying factor. Working with Ron Ownbey, a former MLK Unity Award Honoree, Mr. Reid was able to help foster racial unity by participating in local concerts featuring different races and cultures as a way to build relationships for youth. He has also been very instrumental in the work of Hope for Gaston (HFG). His leadership and help with the work of HFG assisted in the Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s efforts to win the coveted â&#x20AC;&#x153;All American City award in 2010. He has been extremely involved in this effort to get people of different races to come together to help those in our community who are in need. John Weisenhorn, although not from Gaston County, has been a fixture in the community for many years. Through his work in the faith community as a catholic deacon, he has preached socio-economic and cultural unity. His bridge building through faith has encompassed everything from promoting Community Worship Services during Lent to promoting the work of the Interfaith Triologue buiing relationships among the three faiths of Christianity, Judaism and Islam. Deacon Weisenhornâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work in socioeconomic bridge building

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John P. Weisenhorn includes work with the Salvation Army, Crisis Assistance Ministry and with prisoners in the jail to name a few. Perhaps most importantly, he has made building bridges of unity an integral part of his life and day to day living The presentation of the awards will be part of an annual event designed by the GC3 to recognize the dream of Dr. King for all. It is a dream very much alive in Gaston County. Please join the celebration as we honor those in our midst who have worked to build bridges of unity in our county. The GC3 is a county-wide, non-denominational ministerial association formed in the late 1990â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s by Gaston Together. The GC3 meets on the second Thursday of each month at 9:00am at First United Methodist Family Life Center in Gastonia. For more information, please call Gaston Together (704-867-9869.)




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Business of the Year - Chick-fil-A Belmont Owner/Operator Natasha Gilbert and Tony Gilbert are shown above with members of their management team. The Business of the Year Award selection of Chick-fil-A Belmont was based on an extraordinary level of community service, outstanding financial performance and growth and exemplary customer service. Chick-fil-A Belmont just concluded its 10th year by receiving the coveted Symbol of Excellence Award from Chick-fil-A. Harley B. Gaston, Jr. Public Service Award - During a 53year career with PSNC Energy and in the years since retirement, Larry Capps, right, has devoted himself to public service through volunteering with dozens of organizations. The Union Road Volunteer Fire Department is one, and Piedmont Area Wildlife Stewards (PAWS), which he co-founded and still leads, is another. Through PAWS, he has helped preserve hundreds of acres of wildlife County. The award is named habitat in and around Gaston for a founder of the Chamber,

Epic Award - John and Jennifer Church have battled for seven years to save and redevelop Belmont’s first and most historic mill, the Chronicle, and they’re on the threshold of success with a plan to convert the property to apartments and commercial space. In the process, they created Chronicle Millworks, where John and Brian Hackett build tables, chairs and other products of wood from the Chronicle and other abandoned mills. The EPIC Award goes each year to a Chamber member demonstrating it is Entrepreneurial, Progressive, Innovative and Collaborative. John Church (center) with, from left, Brian Hackett, Library Director Laurel Morris and Assistant Director Paul Ward behind the service desk made from Chronicle Mill wood at Belmont Branch of Gaston County Library. Montcross Chamber photos

Chamber announces 2019 award winners Montcross Area Chamber who was known for public awards for 2019 will be preservice.

sented during the 60th Annual Celebration, sponsored by CaroMont Health, on

Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in the Grand Hall of the Mount Holly Municipal Complex.

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Works is progressing on the new retaining wall and landscaping at Stowe Park in downtown Belmont. The wall and stairs reflect the style of those at the nearby Spirit of the Fighting Yank WWII memorial statue. Photo by Alan Hodge

and Cleveland Community College to earn his Firefighter I and II certificates and also be designated as an EMT, Technical Rescue, and Driver/Operator. Harris is quick to point out what it is about the fire service, especially in Belmont, that makes the job great. “I like riding that big, red, truck,” he said. “Really, it’s the guys at the station that make it great. It’s the camaraderie and the time we spend together. It’s a brotherhood and I like being part of it.” But the fire service is a serious one, and Harris thought back to an incident he was involved in proving that point- and the reward when it was over. “We rescued a 14-year-

old from the South Fork River,” he said. “I remember the look on his mother’s face when they were reunited.” Alex Hardee, Harris’s supervisor, recognizes Andy’s commitment to the job. “He strives to better himself and the Belmont Fire Department,” said Hardee. “He is the prime example of what the fire service needs for on-going success in public safety.” As for the future, Harris has his firefighting course set. “I plan to stay with it until I retire,” he said. “I’m happy.”

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Gaston Library January events The Gaston County Library has a number of great events planned for January. Here are the ones for the Belmont, Mt. Holly, and Stanley branches. Belmont Branch Library 125 N. Central Ave., Belmont.704-825-5426; Monday, Tuesday, Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Wednesday, Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Thursday 12 p.m.-8 p.m. Toddler Time – Fridays; 10:30am For children, ages 1-2 Preschool Story Time – Tuesdays; 10:30am For children, ages 3-6 Mount Holly Branch Library 245 W. Catawba Ave., Mount Holly. 704-8273581; Monday 12 p.m.-8 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Wednesday, Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Toddler Time - Tuesdays; 10:30am For children, ages 1-2 Preschool Story Time - Thursdays; 10:30am For children, ages 3-6 Stanley Branch Library 205 N. Peterson St., Stanley. 704-263-4166; Monday, Thursday, Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday 12 p.m.-8 p.m., Wednesday, Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Baby Story Time – Mondays; 11am For ages 0-1 and their caregivers Toddler Time - Wednesdays; 10:30am For children, ages 1-2 Preschool Story Time - Fridays; 10:30am For children, ages 3-6 Movie Club – Thursday, January 2; 6pm For adults Little Picassos – Friday, January 3;

4pm For children Teen Paint Day – Tuesday, January 7; 4pm Music Club – Tuesday, January 7; 6pm For adults Teen Movie Club – Thursday, January 9; 3:30pm LEGO® Club – Monday, January 13; 3:30pm For children Family Movie Night – Tuesday, January 14; 5pm Better Off Read! – Thursday, January 16; 11am For adults A Novel Idea Book Club – Thursday, January 16; 4pm For adults Board Game Club – Tuesday, January 28; 6pm For teens and adults

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NC Alliance of YMCAs elects Sharon Padgett to board, introduces next strategic plan The North Carolina Alliance of YMCAs has elected Sharon Padgett, CEO, Gaston County Family YMCA, to its board of directors. YMCA of Northwest North Carolina President and CEO Stan Law was named chair of the board of directors, and Paul Vest, president and CEO of the YMCA of Western North Carolina, was elected vice chair. The board will oversee the implementation of a four-year strategic plan to boost the group’s impact and advance its mission across the state. Padgett has served most of her career in YMCA work in North and South Carolina. She found her passion for Y work at YMCA Camp Seafarer as a college student working summers there, and this led her heart to serve others through the YMCA. In 1993, she served as a youth director at YMCA of the Triangle in Raleigh and served in several capacities until 2002. She then moved to Lexington, S.C. and was with YMCA of

Sharon Padgett Columbia until 2009. She returned with her family to Gastonia in 2009 as the COO of the Gaston County Family YMCA, and was named CEO last April. Padgett is an enthusiastic leader in her community and serves on several boards and committees, is an active Rotarian and enjoys leading, coaching and encouraging others.

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Students and teachers Mrs. Caldwell and Mrs. Speas. Fifth graders and a sunny day on the playground.

Community Public Charter School founder and board member Eddie McGinnis, Head of School Sherry Reynolds, and Instructional Coach Monica Dellinger.


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Staff and students at Community Public Charter are happy as larks. Third grade teacher Autumn Stovart had this to say about the scene. “I love it so much,” she said. “The staff is very close. We have good professional development, parents tell me their kids talk about school when they come home.” The students chipped in their remarks- “I love it!”

said third grader Ivy Singleton. Classmate Piper Moore said “No homework!” Maecyn Waugh said this “I love learning math here!” If a student needs transportation to and from school, Community Public Charter has two buses that run routes to Iron Station, Mt. Holly, Belmont, and Dallas. What explains the success that Community Public Charter is seeing?

“We have hired good staff, we have a great school board, and we make sure we get the teachers what they need,” said McGinnis. “It has taken a lot of time, effort, and manpower, but the results are proving to be everything we hoped for.” In addition, the school’s credo includes the following words- “We emphasize the importance of character, kindness, and community”. To learn more about Community Public Charter School, including how to put you name in the hat for the 2020 selection process, visit Lots of activity goes on in the school gym.

Fifth grader Dakota Bridges and teacher Mrs. Miller do the math.

Community Public Charter School founder Eddie McGinnis says he hopes one day to have a building like this one at Pinnacle Classical Academy in Shelby. Graphic provided

Two new classroom buildings at Community Public Charter School in Stanley.

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in-law, Linda (Buddy) Penley of Belmont; grandfather, Ken Byrum of Indian Trail; nieces, Ariel Hurley; Ashton and Megan Wise. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Archie and Dorothy Austin and by his maternal grandmother, Virgie Byrum. The family received friends Friday, December 13, 2019, from 5:00pm to

Aiming Outdoorsmen Toward Christ The winter undoubtedly thwarts many outdoor plans in most parts of the country. If you don’t believe me, just wait unGARY MILLER til the first warm weekend in February. There will be more lawnmowers heard than any other time of the year. It’s not that they want to mow their lawn, but it’s just that they have cabin fever. Another problem with the winter is the amount of light in each day. There have been several times when one could hunt all day and stay out less than twelve hours. That means twelve hours in the dark. And even though my children think I live most of my life “in the dark,” I’m not ready to do it literally. I guess you could say this time of the year we must live our lives in a cold and dark place. That doesn’t sound too exciting. And the truth is depression is far more likely to occur during these cold and dark days than when it is warm and sunny. There is no doubt we are built for the light. Light was one of the very first creations of God. It is obvious why; without it we wouldn’t be able to see all the other creation. The beauty of the mountains and trees, the plants and animals, would never be fully appreciated without a light to see it by. With light we understand those things we see, touch, smell, and hear. It puts things in perspective and shows the harmony each part of nature has with the other. As a child I was very afraid of the dark. My own bedroom became a prison for me each night. As I got older however, I began to love being outside at night. I used to think it was the darkness that gave me comfort, but it was not. It was the light. It was each star and constellation. It was the moon and the flickering lights that came from distances unknown. It was not the sea of blackness, but it was how one tiny speck of light could penetrate that sea, that mesmerized me. There is no wonder Jesus said of Himself, “I am the light of the world.” I understand that. I understand what He was saying was simply this. He gives everything perspective, purpose, and peace. He illuminates the unknown, makes plain the path, and brings harmony to chaos. By His own life He penetrated a dark world with a light of hope and He gave us all an invitation to live in this light where we never have to be afraid or unsure and where we can enjoy every minute of each day, no matter if the calendar says June or January. ~

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Alan James Austin Gastonia, NC Mr. Alan James Austin, 50, went to his heavenly home on Sunday, December 8, 2019. He was born in Charlotte on June 3, 1969, the son of Jimmy and Myra Austin. Alan recently retired from the Charlotte Fire Department, having served as a firefighter for 25 years. He also served in Gastonia, Belmont, South Point, and with GEMS as a medic. He was very strong and faithful and through his quiet way and actions he helped others and led many to a life in Christ. His faith exuded his body and his soul was visible to all who looked. Alan was “exactly the perfect model of a man, human, father, and brother. How everyone should be, great man.” Alan was a member of First Freewill Baptist Church in Gastonia where he sang in the choir. Survivors of Alan include his parents of Belmont; wife of 18 years, Tami Calvert Austin; sons, Ayden and Cal Austin, Dylan Rome; sisters and brothers-in-law, Tammy and Jeffrey Smoak of Belmont; Amy and Neil Brown of Moncks Corner, SC; mother-

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8:00pm at Catawba Heights Baptist Church in Mount Holly. A funeral service was held 11:00am, Saturday, December 14, 2019 at Catawba Heights Baptist Church with Rev. Darin Gibbs and Rev. Raymond Johns officiating. Interment followed the service at Evergreen, A Quiet Place. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to LGFCU

We don’t stand alone Have you experienced a time when you were faithfully serving in ministry but received opposition? Maybe your good works were rejected, or you were falsely attacked or accused. What was your response? Where and how did you see God move in the situation? Often, when we are opposed or verbally attacked, it may seem easier to run and avoid the attack. Or, we may become angry and feel it is necessary to become defensive and attack the person back. In Acts 13, Barnabas and Paul were summoned by the proconsul, Sergius Paulus, that he may hear the word of God. But there was a magician, Elymas, who opposed Barnabas and Paul by standing against their teaching. When Elymas, the magician, opposed Paul, Paul did not turn away or become discouraged. Paul responded in a way that was firm but not from his emotions, personal resentment, or judgment. What gave Paul the strength to stand firm and speak to the opposition? “But Saul, who was also known as Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, fixed his gaze on him.” Acts 13:9 NASB. When we find ourselves amid opposition, remember we do not stand alone. God desires to lead us in every aspect of our lives. “But when He, the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come. He will glorify Me, for He will take of Mine and will disclose it to

you.” John 16:13-14 NASB. Everything God calls us to do the Holy Spirit will empower us to do it. So, how do we live guided by the Holy Rev. Angela Pleasants Spirit? We must District yield to the Spirit. Superintendent The Holy Spirit must of Catawba Valley determine the basic Methodist Churches orientation and will of our life. We can no longer quench the Holy Spirit if we desire to live by the Spirit. It’s not enough to read scripture; we must engage it and apply it to our life. It’s not enough to pray, but we must develop the mindset of the Spirit in our daily prayers. When Paul yielded to the Holy Spirit and spoke through the empowerment of the Spirit, God brought good from a hostile situation. “Then the proconsul believed when he saw what had happened, being amazed at the teaching of the Lord.” Acts 13:12 NASB. Obedience to the Spirit of God opens us up for God to transform us. When we are changed inwardly, it will manifest itself outwardly. And others will see our good works and glorify our God in heaven. “Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.” Galatians 6:9 NASB.

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Church Directory T k Tuckaseege Baptist Church Tuckaseege Rd • Mt Holly, NC

Macedonia Baptist Church 1951 Stanley Lucia Rd. 704-827-9224

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

Mt. Holly Church of God

McAdenville Baptist Church

208 Rankin Ave. 704-827-8596

192 Main St. 704-824-2740

Mt. Sinai Baptist Church

McAdenville Wesleyan Church

339 S. Hawthorne St. 704-827-4320

300 E. Wesleyan Dr. 704-824-1073

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

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

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

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

Restoration & Deliverance 804 W. Charlotte Ave. 704-820-0954 Revival Tabernacle of Mt. Holly


Grace Wesleyan Church


Alexander Memorial Baptist Church

6014 S. New Hope Rd 704-825-7959

Bethel 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

Henry’s Chapel Ame Zion Church

NC Highway 273 704-827-9846

151 Henry Chapel Rd 704-825-0711

Burge Memorial Methodist Church

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

Hood Memorial Ame Zion Church 455 Sacco St. 704-825-6007

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

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

Crossroads Wesleyan Church

Lutheran Church of the Holy Comforter

101 Beaty Rd. 704-827-8381

216 N. Main St. 704-825-2483

Centerview Baptist Church

Message of Love Church

2560 Stanley Lucia Rd. 704-827-5881

2300 Acme Road 704-827-2061

306 Pearl Beaty Dr. 704-827-6500

Core Church

East Belmont Baptist Church

Mount Moriah Baptist Church

707 Westland Farm Rd. 704-822-8033

501 Catawba Street 704-825-5780

110 Lincoln St. 704-825-2046

Cornerstone Family Worship

East Belmont Church Of God

Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist

320 E. Catawba Street 704- 825-8845

212 South Street 704-825-7269

East Belmont Free Will Baptist

New Hope Presbyterian Church

909 Edgemont Ave 704-825-5346

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

Ebenezer United Methodist Church

New Life Baptist Church

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

201 Oak Trail 704-822-6195

Exodus Church

New Mills Chapel Fire Baptized

6325 Wilkinson Blvd. 704-755-5034

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

104 Morning Glory Ave. 704-825-5457

First Baptist Church-Mt. Holly

First Baptist Church

North Belmont Church of God

23 N. Central Avenue 704-825-3758

2316 Acme Rd. 704-827-4092

First Foursquare Gospel Church

O’Conner Grove Church Ame Zion

8 Elizabeth Street 704-825-5811

613 N. Main Street 704-825-5576

First Presbyterian Church

Park Street United Methodist

102 S. Central Ave 704-825-3357

120 Park Street 704-825-8480

First Presbyterian-Belmont

Power of the Spirit Church

112 S. Central Ave 704-829-0668

118 School Street 704-827-7071

First United Methodist Church of Belmont

Queen Of The Apostles Catholic Church

807 South Point Road 704-825-2106

503 N. Main Street 704-825-9600

324 N. Lee St. 704-827-5526

Community Christian Fellowship

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

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

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

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

Fresh Anointing Church of God

Sanctuary of Praise Ministries

71 McAdenville Road 704-825-7283

124 Georgia Belle Ave. 704-579-7823

Friendship Baptist Church

South Point Baptist Church

5008 S. New Hope Rd 704-825-3276

Jehovah’s Witnesses

124 Horsley Ave. 704-825-9516

Gaston Christian Church

1736 Kelly Rd. 704-263-0199

South Point Freewill Baptist

5339 S. New Hope Rd 704-825-8252

Lighthouse Full Gospel Church

297 Gaither Rd. 704-825-8045

Goshen Presbyterian Church

530 N. Hawthorne St. 704-827-1442

South Point United Methodist

Roper Street 704-601-5146

Living Witness Ministries

510 South Point Church Rd. 704-825-4019

Grace Korean Ch Assembly-God

541 Costner St. 704-827-0004

Springwood Freewill Baptist

124 Georgia Belle Ave 704-965-1004

826 Stanley-Spencer Mtn. Rd. 704-827-7801

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd

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

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

110 S. Main St. 704-827-4751

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6700 Wilkinson Blvd 704-825-1709

1405 Armstrong Ford Rd. 704-825-0604

Will of God Church 513 Woodlawn Ave. 704-827-5185

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416 Woodlawn Ave. 704-824-1745

Cramer Memorial United Methodist Church 154 N. Main St. 704-824-3831

Cramerton Temple of God Church First Baptist Church

105 Pine Rd. 704-827-3856

235 8th Ave. 704-824-1991

River of Life Full Gospel Church

Life Church

1120 Charlotte Ave. 704-530-5174

501 Cramer Mountain Rd. 704-824-4286

Second Baptist Church

Riverside Baptist Church

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

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.

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


Way of the Cross Baptist Church

Amazing Grace Baptist Church

238 Lanier Ave. 704-827-8111

7280 Sifford Rd. 704-827-6277

Wesley Chapel Holiness Church

Christ’s Evangelical Lutheran

324 N. Lee St. 704-827-1993

203 S. Main St. 704-263-2621

Westview Presbyterian Church

Community Pentecostal Center

1020 W. Catawba Ave. 704-827-2026

320 Ralph Handsel Blvd. 704-263-8731

First United Methodist Church

LOWELL Bethlehem Church 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

Epic Church 100 Indian Walk 704-671-4652

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

217 N. Main St. 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 527 N. Buckoak St. 704-263-4647

Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church

Lowell Free Will Baptist Church

2717 Dallas/Stanley Hwy. 704-263-4406

3010 Lowell Rd. 704-824-9389

Springfield Memorial Baptist Church

Lowell Smyre United Methodist Church 201 N. Main St. 704-824-8814

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

2920 Dallas-Stanley Highway 704-263-4426

Stanley Church of God 324 N. Main St. 704-263-4041

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

Trinity Full Gospel Church 303 Sunset Dr. 704-263-9765

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

Welcome Baptist Church 811 Mauney Rd.

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


Restoration Church

112 White Jenkins Rd. 704-681-2017

1101 N. Main St. 704-824-4261

Upper Room United Pentecostal

Cramerton Free Will Baptist

Ridgeview Baptist Church

Woodlawn Baptist Church

1005 Catawba St. 704-825-8730

151 8th Ave. 704-824-3889

East Wilkinson Blvd. 704-824-5319

1800 Spencer Mountain Rd. 704-824-5250

Unity Baptist Church

Cramerton Independent Presbyterian Church

826 W. Charlotte Ave. 704-827-2999

Finish Line Christian Center

300 S. Main St. 704-827-2481


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

Bright Light Baptist Church

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New year, new attitude

COMMUNITY BRIEFS Crowders Mtn Park trail work scheduled The Friends of Crowders Mountain, Inc. needs volunteers for trail work and/or litter pickup on these Saturdays: February 8, March 21, April 18, and May 16. Meet at the Sparrow Springs Visitor Center, 522 Park Office Lane, Kings Mountain, NC at 8 a.m., finishing by noon. Tools, work gloves, safety glasses, insect repellent, drinks, and snacks will be provided on all trail work days. Saturday, June 6, National Trails Day and Saturday, September 26, National Public Lands Day will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Boulders Access, 108 Vandyke Road, Kings Mountain, NC. After the NTD and NPLD trail work events, lunch will be provided for volunteers, followed by a FOCM, Inc. meeting to which all are invited. Dress appropriately for outdoor work and bring any necessary medications. Trail work days are weather dependent. Remaining months’ trail work events will be announced at a later date. Please see or If questions, contact the park office at 704-853-5375.

Elements of Empowerment reading series Elements of Empowerment, Inc. will open its 2020 reading series at the Belmont Branch Library. Cultural Readings & Rhythms From The

Rocker is a free program to foster cultural awareness, acceptance, and preservation through the sharing of literature and music from a culturally inspired, custom-painted rocking chair. The program is a series of five monthly reading events held at branches of the Gaston County Public Library. The first program will be held at the Belmont Branch on January 22 at 10:30 AM. Storyteller, Katie Cox will read “Beautiful Blackbird” by Ashley Bryan. Additional dates are: Tuesday, February 25 - Ferguson Branch Saturday, March 21 - Main Branch Tuesday, April 28 - Stanley Branch Friday, May 15 - Belmont Branch The culturally inspired, custom-painted rocking chair painted by artist Thelathia Singleton will be the storytelling platform at all events.

Holy Angels art event Holy Angels Bliss Gallery, 25 N. Main St., Belmont, will be having a special opening day and reception January 16, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. for artist, Sr. Jane Russell. The exhibit features several Holy Angels artists along with guest artist Russell, a professor at Belmont Abbey College. The exhibit runs from January 16 – February 15. Bliss Gallery is open Tuesday – Friday, 12:00-5:00 p.m. and Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Art will be for sale as well as gifts in the gift shop.

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Do you see yourself as one who always sees the best in every situation, or do you often find your mind is more negative? The way we view life, our outlook, often dictates how we respond to circumstances of life. Now that we are a couple of weeks into the new year, you may be working to make this year better than the one before. If so, a better outlook will help you see this new year in a brand new way. It may just be as part of the new year and new beginning, that you need a new attitude as well. Acts 16:25-35 recalls a time when Paul and Silas’ attitudes made a great difference in their circumstance. They both found themselves in prison. The people of the local town who did not like them, had caused such a commotion that they were arrested. They were beaten, and thrown into a dark prison. That night at about midnight, they began to sing hymns and pray. Everyone in the prison could hear them. As they did this, and earthquake shook the prison, opening the doors, and casting off their chains. However, no one left the prison. The jailer thought everyone had escaped. Since he was responsible for them, he was prepared to take his own life. Paul told him to stop, they

were all there. The jailer was so moved by this, that he wanted to know how he could be saved, and know Jesus. Paul told him he only needed to believe in Jesus. The Rev. Trent Tankin jailer and his family found Christ that night, and were baptized. Paul, a former enemy of Jesus, found his new beginning, and a new attitude toward life. He and Silas sang and prayed in this midst of their darkest hour. We need this type of outlook as well. Like Paul and Silas, may we never give in to discouragement and defeat. It would have been easy for them to simply give up, or to have been resentful toward God for allowing them to be in this circumstance. However, they did not look to self, and their situation, they looked to God in worship. This new year may we cast self aside, not living in our own self-pity, and look to God. Paul wrote in Colossians 3:2, “Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth” (NKJV). That is exactly what Paul and Silas did that night in the prison. They looked to Jesus, praising Him when they could have easily complained. This year, as problems and trials come your way, look to Jesus. Worship Him in your darkest hour. If you look to God, your attitude and outlook will change this new year.

Schiele Museum offers a rare glimpse into the life of baby dinosaurs Take an exciting look at the life of dinosaurs through their eggs, nests and embryos in Tiny Titans: Dinosaur Eggs and Babies, the newest exhibit at The Schiele Museum. Tiny Titans presents new discoveries about dinosaurs while highlighting the fascinating science behind them. This hands-on exhibit offers an array of authentic and replica dinosaur eggs and nests collected from across the globe – including those of each of the major plant and meat-eating dinosaur groups. “Dinosaur fossils were first recognized in the 19th century, but the first dinosaur egg fossils were discovered less than 100 years ago,”

stated Tony Pasour, Head of Interpretation at The Schiele. “Dinosaur egg fossils are extraordinary windows into the past. They provide information on how young dinosaurs were cared for and how they grew into adults. The Tiny Titans exhibit is an excellent overview of the science of dinosaur eggs and The Schiele is thrilled to share this story with museum visitors.” A captivating experience for all ages, Tiny Titans encourages visitors to interact with dinosaur bones and nests, dig for eggs, and learn through hands-on exploration. Animated videos featuring dinosaur experts along with exciting life-like models of

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embryos and hatchlings, plus colorful illustrations of dinosaur family life enhance the exhibit. Featured in Tiny Titans is the discovery of “Baby Louie,” the nearly complete skeleton of a dinosaur embryo with its bones aligned. Tiny Titans is supported through a grant from the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation and opened to the public on Sunday, January 12. The Schiele Museum is open 9 AM – 5 PM Monday through Saturday and 1 PM – 5 PM on Sunday. For admission prices and additional information, please visit or follow The Schiele Museum on social media.

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Meet the Author event is February 4th at Main Library The next Gaston County Library Meet the Author event is just around the corner. On Tuesday, February 4 at 12:00 p.m., author Jeffrey Blount will be at the Main Library, 1555 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia. He will discuss his new book, The Emancipation of Evan

Walls. This event is free to public. There will be an optional lunch available for purchase beginning at 11:30 a.m. and costs $8.00 per person. You must RSVP for the lunch by Friday, January 31. To RSVP, call 704-868-2164, option 4.

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Two cases of rabies reported Nancy Moore with her Elvis Presley birthday tribute in Stowe Park last Wednesday.

Spirit of Elvis visits Stowe Park By Alan Hodge Thanks to long time Elvis Presley fan Nancy Young of Belmont, the spirit of “The King of Rock and Roll” was in evidence last Wednesday at Stowe Park. Young set up a table with Elvis memorabilia, had his music playing on a CD player, and had a box of banana and peanut butter sandwiches to hand out. It was all in honor of Presley’s January 8, 1935 birthday. Oh, she had a chocolate birthday cake too. “I love all his music, but I’m partial to his gospel,” said Moore. Moore, who lives in Myrtle Terrace, just moved to Belmont back in October, 2019 from Charlotte. “I had a museum in his honor in my Charlotte house,”

Some of the Elvis memorabilia Moore brought to the party. she said. “I’m moving those things to Belmont.” Moore recalled the day back in1970 when she actually saw Elvis in person. “It was at the old Charlotte

Coliseum in 1970,” she said. “I froze in my tracks.” Moore made the pilgrimage to Presley’s Graceland mansion in 1997 and has the t-shirt to prove it.

Upcoming Gospel Concerts... Saturday Jan 25th – 5 PM, Lowesville Gospel Concerts at Living Word Ministries – 1062 South Hwy 16 – Stanley (Lowesville) NC, presents Golden Valley Crusaders Bluegrass, (above) plus The Griffins, (right) a southern gospel trio from Spartanburg SC. This will be a great evening of fun and worship. Bring a friend and come enjoy with us. A freewill offering only to be received, and you are invited. Contact Carroll Cooke 704-618-9762.

Gaston County has first confirmed rabies case of 2020. On Friday January 3, 2020 at 4:16pm Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement received a call from 300 block of Armstrong Park Road, Gastonia. The call was in reference to a possible rabid animal. A family dog killed a raccoon. Animal Care and Enforcement Specialists investigated the incident. The deceased raccoon was sent to the NC Laboratory of Public Health in Raleigh. On Tuesday January 7, 2020 the raccoon specimen tested positive for rabies. The adult female Chow Chow on Armstrong Park Road, Gastonia, was up to date on her required rabies vaccinations and received a rabies booster shot within 96 hours of the exposure. Animal Care and Enforcement completed a neighborhood canvass in the area of Armstrong Park Road, Gastonia to notify the community

of the positive rabies results and verify rabies vaccinations for family animals in the area. Gaston County Animal Care and Enforcement also notified Gaston County Department Health and Human Services for their regular follow up investigation. This represents the first confirmed rabies case in Gaston County this year 2020. Gaston County 2nd Confirmed Rabies Case of 2020 On Friday January 7, 2020 at 2:21pm Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement received a call from 100 block Thornburg Road, Dallas. The call was in reference to a possible rabid animal. A family dog killed a skunk. Animal Care and Enforcement Specialists investigated the incident. The deceased skunk was sent to the NC Laboratory of Public Health in Raleigh. On Thursday 9, 2020 the skunk specimen tested positive for rabies.

The adult male German Shepherd on Thornburg Road, Dallas, was up to date on his required rabies vaccinations and received a rabies booster shot within 96 hours of the exposure. Animal Care and Enforcement completed a neighborhood canvass in the area of Thornburg Road, Dallas, to notify the community of the positive rabies results and verify rabies vaccinations for family animals in the area. Gaston County Animal Care and Enforcement also notified Gaston County Department Health and Human Services for their regular follow up investigation. This represents the second confirmed rabies case in Gaston County this year. The Gaston County Police Department Animal Care and Enforcement unit stresses the importance of having a valid rabies vaccination for all of your pet’s health and safety as well as the health and safety of animal owners and community.

FUMC Belmont to host Bible exhibit First UMC Belmont, 807 South Point Rd., is pleased to host an exhibit of seventeen framed prints from the St. John’s Bible, the first illuminated, handwritten Bible to be commissioned in 500 years. A masterpiece of art and theology, it was created using traditional materials such as vellum, ancient inks, gold and silver leaf, and was

written with quill pens. The exhibit will encompass reproduced pages from the St. John’s Bible beginning with the book of Genesis through the words of the Apostle Paul. The exhibit will run until Feb.16 and kicks off the congregation’s yearlong chronological journey through scripture, Year Through the Bible. More

information about the Saint John’s Bible can be found at The exhibit is free and open to the public on the following days: Sundays from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Wednesdays from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday by appointment (704-825-2176) Groups are welcome.

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North Belmont business honors veterans in an unusual way By Alan Hodge

Christmas was a few weeks back, and by now the decorations have been put away and trees both real and artificial discarded or packed up. But that’s not the case for a very special tree at Gaston Used Auto Parts and Recycling Center on Dogwood St. in North Belmont. The tree in question is actually more of a shrine to local veterans and forms part of a tribute to the U.S. military in the customer service room. What makes it unique is the fact that instead of traditional ornaments, the tree is festooned with around 300 laminated photos of soldiers, sailors, and airmen from Gaston County going all the way back to the Civil War and continuing up to current deployments in the Middle East. Gaston Used Auto Parts owner Brenda Mooney came up with the concept. “I cut out pictures from a book and made the ornaments,” she said. “Customers Brenda Mooney and her patriotic Christmas tree. brought some in too.”

A closeup of the tree.

Mooney had help from her sister in law Linda Carpenter and niece Robin Hayes in crafting the portraits. Instead of a star, the tree is topped by a group of electrically powered, swirling angels. “The angels are looking over the soldiers,” said Mooney. Other items on the tree include small American

flags, stars, and slogans like “Imagine a World Without Heroes”. Mooney continued the patriotic theme even further with a small table holding a cross, army boots, and a real steel army helmet. “We got the helmet from some scrap metal that someone brought in,” Mooney said. Other decorations in

the room include a large, red, white, and blue map of America, stars, and stars and stripes wall paint. This is the first year for the patriotic Christmas display, but Mooney plans on making it a tradition. This year, it’s not coming down soon, so go by and have a look. “The tree will stay up until Easter,” she said.

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Some of the other items in the customer service room. Santa is Mooney’s brother Ricky Lee Carpenter. The soldier is Mooney’s husband Spencer.

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The helmet was part of some scrap metal a customer brought in.

YMCA Pickleball Ladder League coming After Hours Pickleball League beginning January 19 at Stowe Family YMCA. Pickleball is the fastest growing sport. It is a paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players. This special 6-week league format is designed so that players play mostly with others of similar skill levels. Player ranking on a ladder is based upon your

winning percentage (the ratio of points won to total points possible). Players will move up or down the ladder based upon their winning percentage. The results of the ten most recent weeks of play will be used for this calcula-

tion. January 19 – February 23, Sunday evenings 5:00 – 8:00 pm, Ages 13 – 99. The After Hours Ladder League is open to the entire community.Y Members – $20/person, Program Participants – $40/person. Join the Y and save! ContactMolly D’Avria, Director of Advancement, Gaston County Family YMCA, 196 YMCA Drive, Belmont, NC 28012. Phone - 704.865.8551 ext 138. Branch Phone – 704.822.9622.

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Recognizing mentors January is National Mentoring Month and Friday, January 17 is National Mentoring Day. Take a moment to honor and thank the mentors in your school and what they do to make a difference in the life of a child. For more information about the Gaston County Schools mentoring program, please visit

Belmont Parks and Recreation Department started its age 3-4 basketball games January 11, 2020. Game pictured here is the 3-4 Belmont Bulls team vs. the Belmont Bearcats. Bulls coached by Jeff Barnes and the Bearcats coached by Ben Klingsman. Also pictured Lily Kate and Jace Cooper. Photos provided

Gaston Schools choice webpage up Gaston County Schools has turned on the link to the webpage where you can apply for its school choice programs. There are 20 dynamic programs coming your way. Students who will be in kindergarten, sixth grade, or ninth grade for the 20202021 school year are eligible to apply. Please note that some programs have limited space available at other grade levels. If you have friends who have children attending a private, charter, or home school, please tell them about the school choice options and encourage them to apply. Here is the link for more information: schoolchoice.

CaroMont Regional implements temporary visitor restriction due to flu In order to help control the spread of flu and flu-like illness, CaroMont Health announced it will temporarily restrict hospital visitors under the age of 13 to CaroMont Regional Medical Center, Gastonia. Additionally, guests who have compromised immune systems or are experiencing flu-like symptoms should not visit a patient in the hospital during this time. This restriction also includes visitors to The Birthplace. “The number of influenza and influenza-like illness cases presenting to our emergency departments and doctors’ offices has continued to climb in recent days,” said Todd Davis, MD, Chief Medical Officer at CaroMont Health. “The decision to implement these restrictions was made by medical and nursing leaders and under the recommendation of Infection Prevention experts. Putting visitor restrictions in place is a necessary step to ensure we protect our patients, staff and visitors, as well as reduce the risk of exposing vulnerable populations.” Typically, the flu virus is spread when an infected person coughs or sneezes near a susceptible person or contact is made with a contaminated surface. Adults tend to spread the virus from the day before symptoms begin through

5-10 days after the onset of the illness. Young children and individuals with compromised immune systems may take longer to present symptoms and are more likely to spread the virus to more people. Visitor restrictions continue to be implemented annually to address upticks in influenza presentation. These restrictions are similar to those being implemented by hospitals across the state. The visitor restriction plan will remain in place until the incidence of flu and flu-like illness subsides and CaroMont Health officials, in accordance with Centers for Disease Control recommendations, determine it is no longer needed. “We have seen a consistent increase in the number of patients presenting with flulike symptoms over the last several days,” said Dr. Erik Schuls, Physician Administrator for Acute Care at CaroMont Health. “That sustained uptick is the indicator that triggers visitor restriction for hospitals across the state and country. Limiting possible exposure for individuals who are at-risk for contracting the flu is in the best interest of our patients and the community.” The following health systems will also implement visitor restrictions beginning

Wednesday: Atrium Health, Blue Ridge Health, Cone Health, Novant Health, Randolph Health and Wake Forest Baptist Health. More about the flu: Typical flu symptoms include fever of 100 degrees or higher and any of the following: Cough and/or sore throat. Runny or stuffy nose. Headache and/or body aches. Chills, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea (most common in children). To avoid contracting the flu, it is strongly encouraged that you take certain precautions such as: Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or a shirtsleeve when you cough or sneeze. Dispose of the tissue in a trash receptacle after each use. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers can also be effective. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth, as these areas are vehicles for germs to enter the body. Avoid close contact with symptomatic individuals when possible. Contact your health provider and/or local health departments for the flu vaccine. Drink many liquids and get plenty of rest. Getting a flu shot is the best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu.

Congratulations to South Point High boys basketball coach Kody Kubbs, who earned his 100th win as SP head coach over the holiday break. Coach Kubbs was presented with a game ball. Pictured below with Kubbs are his parents, his wife and daughters, and assistant coach Devares Friday who has been with Kubbs for each of his 100 wins. Congratulations to Coach Kubbs, Coach Friday, and the South Point Boys Basketball team. Gaston Schools photo

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Haley Stewart goes from Red Raider to Warrior by John Wilson

East Gaston coach Haley Stewart is proof that life can be a whirlwind. Just a few short years ago Stewart was wearing the red and black of the South Point Red Raiders as she tore up the volleyball court and softball field at South Point High School. Today, Haley Stewart is coaching the East Gaston volleyball and softball programs. Stewartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s journey from South Point to East Gaston is one of determination and hope. In an age where many young people are passed off as lazy, Haley Stewart is an example that hard work and grit are alive and well in the new generation of young people. Stewart was a South Point stand out. The 2014 graduate was a triple letter varsity athlete who excelled at basketball, volleyball, and softball. During her time at South Point, Stewart garnered allconference honors and a lot of attention from Division 1 college programs for her solid infield play. In her junior year, all that almost ended after Haley suffered an elbow injury. Stewart underwent â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tommy Johnâ&#x20AC;? surgery to repair the damage in her elbow. The surgery proved to be a success. Haley rehabbed hard and came back stronger than ever. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like she never missed a beat as she continued to play at a high level. After graduation, Haley looked at her options and decided to accept a scholarship offer from Appalachian State to play softball. Stewart excelled at App as

well. By the time she graduated in 2019 with a degree in social work, Haley led the Mountaineers in fielding percentage while playing first base. After graduating from App State Haley decided that she wanted to come back home to Gaston County, a place she feels has given her so much. Haley decided to apply for the softball coaching job at East Gaston. While only 23 years old Haley already had a lot going for her. East Gaston principal Jennifer Reep and athletic director Ryan Resendez must have liked what they saw when Haley interviewed. Stewart was hired as the Warriorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new softball coach and a special education teacherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s assistant. Not long after coming on board Haley picked up the volleyball coaching gig and soon moved into a PE teacher position. Having that kind of workload is intense for anyone much less a young first-time coach. Coach Stewart doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seem fazed by her job or the pressures that come with it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love it,â&#x20AC;? Stewart said of the challenges she will face. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really nothing to me. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m super competitive and I really love to coach.â&#x20AC;? If you were to meet Haley Stewart you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help but notice her quiet intensity. Coach Stewart isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t cocky or arrogant. She comes across as a friendly, yet confident goaldriven winner. She intends for her team to be winners as well. Stewartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s coaching philosophy is a blend of old school toughness mixed with modern-day empathy.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Coach them hard and hug them after,â&#x20AC;? coach Stewart explained. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want them to know I care about them and I want whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best for them on and off the court. With all of my teams, I preach family.â&#x20AC;? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fair to say that coach Stewart has hit the ground running at East Gaston. In her first year as a volleyball coach for EG the Warriors went 16-9 and came in third in the Southwestern 2A. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s solid work for a new coach, but coach Stewart wants more. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The season was a little bit of a letdown,â&#x20AC;? Stewart said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were better than our record. It was a growing year trying to establish the culture I want.â&#x20AC;? Stewart made not just an impact on her school but other schools as well. Her peers were impressed with what coach Stewart was doing at East Gaston. In fact, R-S Central Coach Ryan Sherburne nominated Stewart for the American Volleyball Coaches Associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s High School Thirty under 30 Award. The AVCA created the award to honor thirty of the up-and-coming volleyball coaches under 30 years old in the sport. Coach Sherburneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nomination was well received by the AVCA and coach Stewart was named as one of the 2019 award recipients. Stewartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first year as EGâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s volleyball coach was definitely eventful. However, there were some lighter moments as well. During the year Stewart kept her eye on the calendar and looked forward to East Gastonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s upcoming games against South Point. When game time arrived those match ups proved to be very special for the coach and her players. East Gaston and South Point played twice last year. In early September, East Gaston best South Point 3-1 in Belmont In late September, the teams played again. In the second match up the Lady Raiders beat the Warriors 3-0 in Mount Holly. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was fun,â&#x20AC;? Stewart recalled with a big smile on her face. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I may have wanted to win that one a little more. It brought back a lot of memories being in their gym.â&#x20AC;? These days Stewart is gearing up for the upcoming softball season. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reached out to her players who are already getting ready for the upcoming season. While Stewart has yet to coach a single inning for East Gaston softball. itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fair to say that the philosophy she brings to the volleyball court will be at play on the softball field as well. Right now the sky is the limit for Coach Stewart. At

East Gaston volleyball coach Haley Stewart directs her players on what they need to do during a game last year. Stewart was recently acknowledged as one of the top young volleyball coaches in the nation when she was received American Volleyball Coaches Associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s High School Thirty under 30 Award. Photo by J. Scott Studio 23 years old she has a bright future ahead of her. However, the coach isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t looking too far into the future. Coach Stewart knows she has a lot of work ahead of her. Right now Haley Stewart is focusing on the here and now. Coach Stewart is determined to keep her eye on the big picture. She knows that

as a coach she is entrusted with mentoring the young ladies that play for her. Coach Stewart is very grateful for the opportunity that she was given at East Gaston. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want to thank Ms. Reep and Ryan Resendez for giving me the opportunity to be here,â&#x20AC;? coach Stewart added.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;When the opportunity came I really wanted to give back to the community that gave me so much.â&#x20AC;? The years to come will be interesting at East Gaston. It will be fun to watch volleyball and softball teams grow and coach Stewart comes into her own.

Downing scores 23 points for Belmont Abbey against North Greenville Allie Downing (#22) scored 23 points on 8-for-14 shooting, and the Belmont Abbey womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball team earned a 65-57 win at North Greenville last week. The victory puts The Abbey at 11-2 on the season, with a 6-1 conference record. NGU is now 4-6 overall, and 3-4 in Conference Carolinas play. How it Happened Downing got off to a fast start, scoring The Abbeyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first nine points. She scored 14 in the quarter, and BAC led 16-10 when the period expired. Belmont Abbey went on a 5-0 run to open the second, for a 21-10 lead. The defense also played well, as BAC only gave up one field goal in the last 5:30 of the period, and led 29-21 at halftime. The third quarter went back and forth, and four BAC players

scored in the period. The Abbey led 46-39 heading into the final period. Keyanna Spivey scored four points quickly in the fourth. Later in the period Autry scored six straight Abbey points. The defense also played well, as North Greenville was not able to get closer than three at any point in the period, and Belmont Abbey finished off the 65-57 victory. On the day, Downing was The Abbey leader, with 23 points on 8-for-14 shooting, including 6-for-11 from three-point range. Maria Kuhlman handed out a gamehigh six assists. As a team, BAC had 21 assists, to North Greenvilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 11. Belmont Abbey photo/story

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Cramer beats North Gaston falls to Ashbrook by John Wilson

Coming off of a successful holiday break, the Stuart Cramer Storm basketball team jumped back into Big South 3A Conference action. Last week’s games can be summed up as the best of times and the worst of times. On Tuesday night the Storm was able to overcome some players being out sick, yet still, the team played well enough to beat the North Gaston Wildcats 66-43. In Friday’s game, almost everything went wrong as Cramer fell to Ashbrook 7242. In Tuesday night’s game against the Wildcats, North Gaston came looking to win. The Wildcats aggressively tried to limit the Storm offense, but Cramer still controlled most of the first half action going into the locker room with a 23-15 lead. In the second half, Cramer was able to pick up the pace scoring 16 points in the third period and 27 in the fourth. North Gaston attempted a late rally but the Cramer defense and transition game stiffed that. “North Gaston came into the game with a good game plan to slow down our top

scorers,” head coach Brad Sloan said. “We also had some guys sick which didn’t help. Fortunately, we were able to pull away late through our defense and transition game.” Derek Bradley was Cramer’s top scorer with 15 points while Brenton Elliott and Tyrese Jefferies both had 12. Under the boards, Bryce Lee delivered by pulling down 11 rebounds. After the big win against the Wildcats, the Storm faced Ashbrook in another Big South 3A showdown. Cramer opened up the game strong leading 15-12 at the end of the first period. After that, the bottom fell out. The Greenwave out hustled the Storm in the second period and went into halftime up 30-23. In the second half, the Greenwave kept rolling. Ashbrook was able to dominate in the remaining two periods to come away with the win. Cramer’s top performers were Derek Bradley and Brenton Elliott. Both players scored 10 points. “We really needed to get a win in the conference,” coach Sloan stressed. “The Big South is a very tough conference with some good coaches so it’s always difficult to get

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The Stuart Cramer Storm varsity basketball team played Ashbrook last Friday. In the end, the Storm fell short 72-40. Here are an assortment of photos from the clash.

The Stuart Cramer Storm JV basketball team also played Ashbrook last week. Ashbrook prevailed 53-31. Here are scenes from the game. Photos by Amy Craig any win in the conference. You have to bring your Agame every night.” Cramer is now 8-6 overall and 1-3 in conference play. The road ahead doesn’t get any easier for the Storm. To be competitive in the Big South the Storm players will

need to heed their coach’s advice and bring their “Agame”. This week Cramer will face the 12-2 Hunter Huss Huskies on Friday night. See more Stuart Cramer action on pages 15 & 16

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More Stuart Cramer Storm JV basketball. Photos by Amy Craig

The Stuart Cramer Lady Storm basketball team also met Ashbrook last Friday. Ashbrook won 79-45. Here are a few photos from the event.

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The Stuart Cramer Lady Storm basketball team played North Gaston last week. The final score was North Gaston 64, Cramer 25. Here are scenes from the challenging evening.

The Stuart Cramer Storm JV basketball team played North Gaston last week. The Storm JV guys won 51-43. Here are some scenes from the exciting game. See page 16 for more.

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More Stuart Cramer Storm JV basketball shots.

More Stuart Cramer Storm basketball action... The Stuart Cramer Storm varsity basketball team took on North Gaston High in a hard fought game of hoops. When the final buzzer buzzed, Cramer won 66-43. Photos by Amy Craig

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Gaston Christian men’s basketball scenes... The Gaston Christian School varsity boy’s basketball team has been having a great season. These photos taken in the recent 78-65 win over South Lake show the guys in action. GCS photos




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Abrom has 30-point game for Abbey men DeQuan Abrom (#10) scored 30 points and grabbed seven rebounds, both team highs, but North Greenville held off a late challenge for a 100-96 victory Saturday afternoon at Hayes Gymnasium. Romeao Ferguson added 24 points, while Sean Halloran chipped 18. Belmont Abbey (10-4, 6-1) shot 57.7 percent for the contest (35 of 61), but North Greenville countered by making 18 of its 34 three-point attempts. How It Happened Belmont Abbey held a 64-60 lead after a Ferguson three with 11:57 to play, but NGU answered with a 13-4 run to take the lead for

good. The hosts hit 14 of 15 at the free-throw line overall, including all eight attempts in the final 60 seconds. The Abbey broke a 7-7 tie with four straight points, but North Greenville rallied, using a 10-0 run en route to a 37-27 lead. Later, the visitors answered with an 8-0 run that closed the gap to 40-38, then finished the half with five straight to take a 47-45 lead to the dressing room. Belmont Abbey held a 36-23 advantage on the boards, but had 15 turnovers to NGU’s 10. The 100 points scored by NGU were the most by an opponent all season. Belmont Abbey photo/story

The Belmont Abbey wrestling team captured a home win over the Lander Bearcats in the Wheeler Center last night. The Crusaders benefitted from three pins, a major decision, and a decision. Joshua Vega, Mitchell Dean, and Greg Hilliard record pins in the match with Michael Siwiec sealed the pin with a decision. Results 125 Joshua Vega (BAC) over Austin Ross (Lander) (Fall 4:29) 133 William Olivas (Lander) over Lleyton Taylor (BAC) (Dec 4-0) 141 Elijah Gray (Lander) over Justin Payne (BAC) (Dec 3-2)

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Friendly’s Restaurant - 119 N. Main St.

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GUTTER BUSTERS: ALL AROUND HANDYMAN SERVICE. Including gutter cleaning and blowing and most any yard work, including minor chainsaw work/tree trimming, bush trimming/removal, planting, raised beds, spreading mulch by the truck load, removing clutter of all types, storm damage cleanup, and more. No mowing. Tidy up your place by calling Robert for a free estimate. Serving Cleveland County for years. (980) 295-0750 CLEVELAND COUNTY GARAGE DOORS. Winter 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. 704-477-9119 or 704-4729367. RETIRED GENERAL CONTRACTOR available for small job repairs and fixes. Deck repair a specialty. Rutherford/ Cleveland County areas. Bob, 828-476-6058.

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FOR SALE TRUCK RUNNING BOARDS. Like new. Removed from a 2019 Chevy Silverado Crew Cab. $150. 704-477-7787. 2 HEAVY DUTY POWER CHAIRS “BUY ONE GET ONE FREE!” $500; New Generator $200; New Recliner $100; Two New Rocking Chairs $100. Call (704) 472-4844


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REFRIGERANT RECOVERY & RECYCLING SYSTEM. $350. Mac by Robinair recovery and recycling system comes with spare tank. Can send pictures by phone. (704) 300-1818 THREE BURIAL PLOTS FOR SALE in GASTON MEMORIAL PARK. “Coveted Veterans Circle”. Sell together or individually. (919) 272-5503 USED WOODWORKING EQUIPMENT. Table Saws, Band Saws, Planers, Sanders, etc. All in excellent condition. 828-245-9373 or 828-289-4417. WE STOCK METAL FOR ALL your roofing or repair needs. J. Johnson Sales, Inc. Forest City. 828-245-5895. JEEP WRANGLER BIKINI TOP. Like new. $50. 704-4777787.

MORGAN’S FIREWOOD SERVICE. Small Stove Wood, all hardwood, $50 per load, delivered. 828-395-0758 or 704466-0916. LARGE TREE BURL. Large tree burl, Oak. You cut and move tree on ground. And I want slice for a table. (704) 300-1818 HONEYBEES, 3 POUND PACKAGES $120.00 per 3 pound package. Comes with queen. Pickup day will be on March 29th dependent on weather. Mooresboro. 704472-2917, mswaf100@gmail. com 8’X10’ BEAUTIFUL AREA RUG. BLUE & GOLD IN COLOR. Don’t Wait! Call (704) 4824747

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FOR SALE NEW 5X8 TRAILERS, $595. J. Johnson Sales, Inc. Forest City. 828-245-5895. TRAILERS, ALL KINDS. Utility, Box, Dump Equipment, Goosenecks. Areas LARGEST on site display for trailers. J. Johnson Sales, Inc. 2690 US Hwy 221S., Forest City. 828245-5895. NEW PREDATOR 8000 WATT GENERATOR. 6.5 gallon tank, 110/220, EPA Approved, $750 OBO. 828-245-9620.



WANTED: OLD AND NEW AMMO. Reloading supplies. 828-245-6756.

AKC REGISTERED. Red and white Beagle Puppies. $300. (704) 670-5808

FARM & GARDEN 8N TRACTOR. 1950 Ford 8N tractor. Needs some work. Can send pictures by phone. Call 704-300-1818. kim_hopper@ FREE COMPOST. Free horse manure. Great for gardens. (828) 447-0652

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

WANT TO BUY CARS, TRUCKS. Trailers, Metal Boats, Tractors, Farm Equipment. Must have ID and proof of ownership. Callahan’s Towing. (704) 692-1006 HAVE UNWANTED RENTAL HOUSES OR STARTER HOMES? CALL ME! MUST BE PRICED TO SELL! QUICK CLOSINGS! Call Today (704) 472-0006 COUNTY LINE TIMBER BUYING STANDING HARDWOOD AND PINE TIMBER, 8 acres or more. COMPETITIVE PRICING. Over 30 years experience. Member of NCFA. 828-2483659, 828-289-0742. 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 CASH FOR YOUR CAR running or not, title or no title. Call Charles Dellinger at Red Road Towing. 704-692-6767, (704) 487-0228 CASH$$ FOR OLD FISHING LURES. Call Rick Hutton collector, (704) 695-4917 WWII COLLECTOR WANTING TO BUY German Pistols, Military Guns, Helmets, Knives and Flags. I BUY Small and Large Gun Collections also. Licensed FFL, TOP cash paid. (828) 980-3329

IN SEARCH OF: I’m looking for livestock animals. Calves, pygmy kid goats, feeder hogs/piglets, chickens and turkeys. Also eggs of turkeys and chickens to hatch. Young ages please. (704) 692-5239 blueeyedfallenangel13@gmail. com FREE DOG “LOVES KIDS!” Lab Mix. Everyone says he’s beautiful! 4 years old. Well behaved and doesn’t tear up stuff! Call (704) 472-4844.

WANT TO BUY DANNY’S AUTOWERKS. Buying used or junk cars. Competitive prices. Call Jimmy, 828289-1175 or 828-247-1070.

BOSTON TERRIER. He’s 4 yrs old, been fixed, house dog, good dog, has been microchipped. Good home only, $200 dollars firm. (864) 9097845 jensenbrenda12@gmail. com

HORSE BOARDING, TRAINING, LESSONS, SALES. Carousel Farms has expanded by 5 stalls and is again accepting boarders and horses in training! 12x12 matted stalls, climate controlled barn, covered arena, turn outs, round pen, pasture, rest room, lounge, laundry, multiple tack rooms, wash rack with hot and cold water, heat lamps. Trails on property. Owner/Trainer onsite with over 35 years experience showing at the regional and National levels. All breeds welcome. Gentle colt starting. Horse care, Balanced seat, Hunt seat, Western Pleasure and Saddleseat instruction. (480) 225-3257

AKC ROTTWEILERS FOR SALE. Tails docked, dew claws removed, vet 2 times for worming. Shots at 6 wks. (704) 4199389 2 YEAR OLD INTACT CHOCOLATE LABRADOODLE MALE. Smooth coat, 50 lbs, partially housebroken. $300. (716) 640-4039 2 MALE LABRADOODLE PUPPIES. 9 weeks old, 1 cream, 1 chocolate. Ready now. $800 each. (716) 640-4036 I WANT TO BUY A French Bulldog Puppy. Call 828-2890997. DOG KENNELS, FROM $189.99 IN STOCK. 7x7, 5x10, 10x10, 10x20, 10x10 split, 20x20 split. Tops, Delivery and Install available. J. Johnson Sales, Forest City. 828-2455895. EIGHT GREAT PYRENEES PUPPIES. Ready Dec. 1st. (704) 692-7362

BOATS 16 FT. V-HULL ALUMINUM BOAT. 90HP motor, galvanized trailer. 704-692-7763.

PETS & LIVESTOCK RACING HOMING PIGEONS Gaston Cleveland Racing Pigeon Club. A fun hobby for the whole family. Call Art, 803984-6678. LIVESTOCK FOR SALE. PURE BRED ANGUS BULLS and HEIFERS. Jacob Fork Ranch. Call 704-538-1199 or (704) 600-7847

7 MONTH FEMALE BORDER COLLIE. Full blooded but no papers. $300. For more info, call 704-692-4289 or (704) 6920848


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REAL ESTATE RUTHERFORD COUNTY 3 BEDROOM HOME in Forest City. Metal roof, central heat & air. Great garden spot on second lot, $69,900. 828-3058006.

1978 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS. All original, garage kept, 23,000 miles, one owner, very clean, $6500. 828-2863077.

OCEAN LAKES BEACH COTTAGE! Family-friendly beach cottage at Ocean Lakes. Taking Summer 2020 reservations, winter specials! 3bed/2bath, equipped kitchen, living room. WiFi and Cleaning included. Myrtle Beach, SC 29575 (704) 4664359 OCEAN LAKES 3 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHS. Washer/ dryer, gas grill, golf cart included. $1400 wk. (704) 472-7145

2015 SMART CAR. 15,000 miles, excellent condition, heated seats, auto, air con., tinted windows. Great sound stereo. No issues, never wrecked, no dents or scratches. CarFax on hand. Great gas mileage. $7500. 704-300-0180 or (704) 484-2853 2013 GMC 2500 SIERRA. With 15,000 miles. $20,000. 704538-8393. 2005 CHEVROLET MALIBU good clean car, $2500. 704538-8393. 1991 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z28, 5.7 Liter. New tires, new paint, $5500. 704-538-8393. 2001 SATURN SL Burgundy SL1, 133,000 miles. Automatic, clean, good condition $2100. Text or message, (980) 3298167, (704) 466-4340 2008 TOYOTA TACOMA SR5 PreRunner. 6 Cylinder, 6 Speed, Extended Cab. Very Good Condition! Call (704) 482-4747

CAMPERS WANT TO BUY. Pop-up campers. Call 828-429-3935.


B&B YORKIE KENNELS IS OFFERING QUALITY YORKIE PUPPIES. Let one of these sweet babies light up your families life, $1200. Call Barbara for appointment to meet your next very best friend, 828-625-8612.

1995 HARLEY DAVIDSON, SOFTTAIL CUSTOM. FSXSTC, 70k miles. (704) 6924651

AKC REGISTERED SIBERIAN HUSKY PUPPIES. Parents on site. 3 months old. $400 each. 704-477-9011

2007 HARLEY DAVIDSON SCREAMING EAGLE. Loaded, 30,941 miles. (704) 6924651

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

REAL ESTATE CLEVELAND COUNTY 22 ACRES IN CASAR. Half open, half wooded, with stream. 704-600-7847, (704) 538-1199 LAWNDALE AREA. Cleared 1.3 acre lot, and 1 acre lot, water and septic, priced to sell. Owner will finance with low down payment. Call Bryant Realty, 704-567-9836, HAVE UNWANTED RENTAL HOUSES OR STARTER HOMES? CALL ME! MUST BE PRICED TO SELL! QUICK CLOSINGS! Call Today (704) 472-0006 RUTHERFORD COUNTY TWO ACRES, SLIGHTLY ELEVATED. Near Lake Lure. Residential, building, road frontage. No restrictions, No HOA, No dues. 828-286-9006. 20 ACRES NEAR LAKE LURE. Huge mountain view! $120,000. 864-909-1035.

11.8 ACRES IN DUNCAN’S CREEK AREA. Well, Septic, Stream on property. Asking $69,000. Serious inquiries only! 828-429-3424.

FOR RENT CLEVELAND COUNTY 2 OR 3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. In Grover or Shelby. $550-$595. Call 828-234-8147 or (828) 428-2897 2&3 BEDROOM TOWNHOMES. Applications are being processed right now! Rent is based on income (and even some expenses). Call or visit today Laurel Hill Apartments. Equal housing opportunity. Shelby, NC 28152 (704) 4871114 FOR RENT. Cute little 2 bed/1bath brick home in the country. $625. Call or text 941916-2235 or 704-215-0822. Shelby, NC 28152 FOR RENT LIGHT OAK COMMUNITY 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Central H&A, Washer / Dryer Hookup. $600 per Month $400 Deposit “NO HAP” (704) 466-1003 2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH. Wood floors, appliances, great condition, private lot, wired 16x20 building, $450. NO PETS. Mooresboro/Chase. Call (704) 472-8519 SMALL QUIET PARK. Crest Schools. 3 bedroom, 2 bath mobile home, $135 weekly. No pets. Must pass background check. Call (828) 390-7316 3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOME. 2 bath, central heat/air, private lot. $650 months plus deposit. (704) 418-1999

58 TO 78 ACRES. Horse Farm within 5 miles of Tryon Equestrian Center. Call 864-909-1035.

2 BEDROOM HOUSE FOR RENT. Central heat & air 1.5 baths. $650 month plus deposit. No pets. (704) 312-6346

EAST RUTHERFORD COUNTY. Off Hwy 120, Lots with water and septic. Owner will finance with low down payment. Call Bryant Realty at 704-5679836.

MOVE IN SPECIAL. 2&3 Bedroom, deposit required. $190 weekly rates. Includes power and water. NO PETS. Visit us online at Oakwood Rentals, Shelby or call (704) 473-4299



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LOTTERY Enter To Win



ENTER! January 16, 2020 EDITION Last week's lottery numbers were drawn by Lacey Klingaman at Belmont Eye located at 2 Kenwood St., Belmont, NC. The winning numbers were 4, 23 & 50. No ballot received guessed all three numbers correctly, so the jackpot will remain at $10,000 until it’s won. Make sure you have your entry in by the 9am deadline on Monday for your chance to win!


The Ban ner News Lottery is this simple! Choose your favorite 3 numbers between 1 and 50 (not using the same number twice) and enter the numbers in the 3 circles below in any order.

Numbers will be drawn each Monday Morning. Look in next week's Banner-News for the 3 WINNING NUMBERS! LOTTERY RULES Absolutely one entry per household each week! No photo copies will be allowed. Any lottery entries that have the same handwriting or appear to be in conjunction with any other entry will be disqualified. Entries must be complete with name, household address and phone number. No business address will be accepted. All entries must be brought by the Banner-News drop box at 128-C North Main St. in Belmont, NC or post-marked by Saturday prior to Monday's drawing. We are not responsible for entries lost or late by mail delivery. If more than one correct lottery entry is received, the jackpot will be split between the winners. The Banner-News Lottery Jackpot will cap at $10,000 maximum. The judge's decision is final. Must be at least 18 years old to enter. Employees and immediate family of CF Media not eligible.

Mail to: Lottery Banner News 128-C North Main St. Belmont, NC 28012 Name ________________________________ Address ______________________________ City _________________________________ State___________________ Zip __________ Phone _______________________________

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