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Downtown Belmont will become an outdoor art gallery By Alan Hodge

“An experience like no other.” “Never done before.” “A cool way to display art outside.” That’s how Belmont’s downtown director Phil Boggan describes the upcoming Gobo Art Walk that will be coming to Main St. as part of the Oct. 22 to Nov. 7 Moonlight On Main event. The art show will feature original works that will be projected onto the sides of build-

ings in the heart of downtown Belmont. The means of projection is called a “gobo”. A gobo is a small disc or template made of glass, metal, or film that carries a logo design or other desired image. The gobo is placed into a gobo projector and when light passes through the lens, the image appears on the selected surface. One gobo projector has been in place in front of the Main St. City Hall building for months. For the event, two dozen projectors See GALLERY, Page 5

This work by artist Carol Carstarphen “Webcam Selfie” is just one of over 20 works that will be projected on the sides of buildings in downtown Belmont during the “Moonlight on Main” event.

Fourth annual Mt. Holly Lantern Parade just around the corner

Belmont history available for viewing on YouTube

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By Alan Hodge

The fourth annual Mt. Holly Lantern Parade will take place on Saturday, Oct. 23 starting at 7pm in downtown Mt. Holly. Unlike last year’s event which due to Covid had to be configured as a “parade in reverse” with spectators walking past the lanterns, this year there will be a full blown, regular, “normal”, spectacle with hordes of happy lantern bearers marching down the road and mobs of folks on the sidewalks taking it all in. Awaken Gallery owner Emily Andress dreamed up and has organized every parade. She is glad things are back to the way they were pre-Covid. “I can’t wait to see it happen,” she said. “The lanterns being carried through town will be spectacular.” Andress estimates there will be hundreds of lanterns lifted aloft. This year’s parade theme is “Let’s All Go

Lantern parade founder Emily Andress with her creations for last year’s parade. This year the theme will be Let’s All Go to the Movies. Photo by Alan Hodge to the Movies”. Andress didn’t want to spoil the surprise, but hinted that some of the lanterns will represent

Minions, Star Wars, Marvel Comic characters, and other creations from flicks past and present. Andress is

working on a lantern depicting Cleopatra which should be very special. See PARADE, Page 4

As most folks know, all sorts of things from the sublime to the ridiculous can be seen on YouTube. Well, here’s an interesting fact, there are several videos on there of Belmont during the early to mid 20th century made from “home movies” shot by local folks. One of the YouTube videos shows newsreel film shot during the 1930s and 1940s in both Belmont and Kings Mountain. The video includes interviews with mill workers, action from a 1940 flood, and Herbert Hoover speaking to a huge crowd at the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Kings Mountain celebration. The YouTube video was made and posted by Belmont’s Harding Stowe using original home movies actually shot on the scenes by his uncle, the late Daniel Stowe.

“When he passed away I got the films and had them digitalized by a company in Pennsylvania,” Harding said when the first film aired on YouTube in 2013. “I thought other people might want to see them so I posted the video. He started taking movies in the 1920s and the other films are travel and family stuff.” In one early Belmont YouTube video, you see female workers leaving the Majestic Mill while a group of men in overalls hunker under a shade tree taking a break. The camera also encounters a group of young girls and films them giggling while a fellow mill hand named Charles Huggins holds a microphone and asks how they like their lollipops. Huggins also asks his colleagues how they like their jobs and gets mostly positive comments in return. Another portion of the video See HISTORY, Page 4


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R ECOLLECTIONS AND R EFLECTIONS I always fall for fall Eary fall has got to be my favorite time of year in these parts. I had a dose of fall fever the other day. This inspiration went up my nostrils, hit my brain, and triggered a kaleidoscope of images. The incident began last Friday afternoon when I took my 1968 BSA British motorcycle on a ride in the country between Stanley and Lincolnton. There are some great roads in that area and the farmers have cut their hay and the big rolls of it are in the fields looking like gigantic Nabisco shredded wheat pieces and the other fields have corn stalk stubble and yellowing soybean leaves and the roadside grass is turning brown as well. By and by I came around a curve and someone had a little pile of leaves in the ditch in front of their house and it was smoldering and the smoke was wafting across the road and as I went through it the burning leaf smoke filled my helmet and all at once I recalled the time when all of us kids in the East Belmont neighborhood I lived for a brief spell as a street urchin would stand around a similar leaf pile watching the leaf-embers glow and getting our hair and clothes full of leaf smoke smell then when it was nearly dark we would break ranks and rush home to watch the Mickey Mouse Show on TV. Another recreation we had was playing in leaf piles. What fun to leap in the heaps and scattered the leaves everywhere. Sometimes the neighborhood cats and dogs would find the piles and that kinda ruined things. But once we got a bunch of toe sacks from my grandfather Sinclair Smith’s farm and filled them with leaves and built a big fort. Now, let’s talk about the fall of here and now. If anyone has plans to head to the mountains to see the autumn leaves, the time is fast upon us. If you can’t make it, don’t

despair as the cold creeps down the hills and there will be plenty of great places around here, such as Kings Mountain and Crowders Mountain state parks, to satisfy the urge to see de- Alan Hodge ciduous trees do their Banner-News Editor thing. Another harbinger of autumn is the gathering by some of firewood to heat their homes. I am not crazy about the roar of chainsaws that accompany this endeavor, but the results, a nice big pile of split oak or hickory is a sight of beauty and must trigger some primitive feeling in humans of security in knowing that when the cold winds blow for real you won’t be left shivering even if your electricity or gas goes out due to a storm or is cut off due to lack of payment. Then we come to the home décor side of autumn. I don’t think many chaps are overly enthused about hanging small bundles of corncobs and dried flowers on string on front doors or bunching them up on a table to add ambience to a room, but every female I have ever encountered does it with much the same fervor as squirrels gather nuts and claw furiously at the ground to bury them for later gnawing. Finally, fall is a gateway to the holidays. If you don’t believe me, then go into any store and look at the Thanksgiving and Christmas stuff already for sale. It seems as if retail joints push and push stuff earlier and earlier and I predict that one day the month of June will arrive and folks will walk in stores to see Sanny Clause wearing a red and fur trimmed shorts and tank top ensemble with black flip flops on his feet. Remember, you read it here first.

I went to the Auto Show – you won’t believe what someone gave me By Tony Marciano I finally had the opportunity to attend the Auto Show at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. I love looking at cars from the days when I was growing up. Something that is somewhat new is they give patrons a chance to ride along in a car that is burning rubber. Using Dodge Chargers and Challengers with the Dodge Demon motor, I watched thrill seekers sit in the front passenger seat holding their camera, taking video while the driver spun them around in circles, burning rubber and creating a lot of smoke. There was a point where there was a lull in customers for the ride along experience. While waiting for the next customer, I struck up a conversation with a woman and the man with her. We talked about the cars, the passengers, and the smoke. Finally, someone came, and we enjoyed watching them ride along in the car while smoke billowed from the rear tires. As we were leaving the area, the woman handed me two tickets to an area attraction as she said, “in case I was looking to do something later this evening.” After she walked away, I looked. They

Connect the Dots: It’s all about Him... Twisted By Dennis Siracusa Life offers many twists. This week I twisted my back. My favorite walking stick is a thick hunk of twisted vine and we’ve seen current events twisted to appear different than reality. How about “reality TV” altogether; programming that presents itself as reality when, in fact, it is all made up. Then there are twists of fate like one with Samuel Morse, inventor of the telegraph. Morse was originally a painter by occupation, on his way to Washington DC to paint a portrait of a Revolutionary hero when a horseback rider arrived with a letter informing him his wife was seriously ill. By the time Morse made it from Washington to Connecticut, his wife had died and was buried. He lamented the

delay in communication and was driven by that pain. 20 years later he invented telegraphic messaging to help all of us avoid what he experienced. Other twists redirect our lives in quieter but just as impactful ways. In 1871, Chicago was ravaged by fire; over 100,000 people were left homeless. Horatio G. Spafford was an attorney living in the city at that time. He lost a fortune in the fire but didn’t use that horrible event to crawl in a hole. Spafford poured his efforts into doing all he could to help the 100,000 without homes. Two years later he decided to take his family on a trip to Europe. At the last minute he was personally delayed, but sent his wife and four daughters on

ahead. There were 273 passengers on the French liner. On November 22, 1873 the Ville Du Havre accidentally collided with an iron sailing vessel and sank in two hours. Mrs. Spafford was saved with 46 other passengers but all four daughters were lost. When Mrs. Spafford reached Cardiff Wales she cabled her husband… “Saved alone.” Mr. Spafford set sail immediately. When his ship was near where his daughters died, he paused and penned a song entitled “It Is Well With My Soul.” How do people do that? How can we face horrible twists in life and still press ahead? Let’s look to his first verse. “When peace like a river attendeth my way, When sorrows like sea billows roll,

whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say It is well, it is well with my soul,” God teaches us in Isaiah 43:10, “Before me no god was formed, nor will there be one after me.” Spafford was able to cling to this truth and over 8,000 biblical promises of his God as sorrow rolled over him in unimaginable waves, and cope with unbelievable tragedy. God did that for Spafford and He will do that for us too regardless of what we are facing. Our sovereign God and savior is right there with us in this earthly life and for eternity. Father, help all of us use the legacy of these two lives to turn to you during twists in our life and use what you teach us to help others on their life’s rough roads.

were two tickets to a strip joint. I found a garbage can and thew them out. I wanted to tell her that is not who I was. The real memories were the people I met. One man had a 1965 Mustang that he gently modified. Gone were the drum brakes that didn’t stop the car back them. Instead, he had four-wheel disc brakes. I would learn about all the subtle modifications he made to the car. There was a spoiler that was built in the trunk lid. The hood was fiberglass and had an air intake. He showed me the interior. It was not stuck. The seats were sturdier than what Ford provided in 1965. There were bolsters on the sides of the front seats. I learned that it was his college car. He had owned it for almost two decades and enjoyed driving it. Over the years, he had it painted. In one of the buildings was a greatly modified 1938 Chevy. But it didn’t look like a car, rather it looked like a truck. It was wider than the average truck. It also had dual wheels on the back axle. I had a good chat with the restorer. Unlike the Mustang owner who made subtle changes, he wanted to radically modify a vehicle, so


it was almost unrecognizable. He cut the Tony Marciano car in half and widened it by 12 inches. Originally it was a four door. He kept the doors and made the front ones open as if it had double suicide doors. That required him to stretch the front of the car eight inches. Gone was the six-cylinder engine from the 1930’s. In its place was a 24-valve diesel engine. The third owner had taken a 1972 Corvette and shoehorned a 454 cubic inch engine into a compartment it was never designed to hold. When he opened the hood, there was only a half inch space between the exhaust manifold and the ball joint bracket. I will pray for the woman who gave me the tickets. I will remember the three conversations with people who had no ego but to share with me the insights of the project car they love. We choose what we focus on. The bad or the good. What we focus on will determine who we see life – is the glass half full or half empty. I’ll be back in two weeks. Until then, live well my friend.


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Coexisting with Covid By Allison Bansen With fall in the air, we all crave campouts and nights with family and friends around the fire. Those weddings that were supposed to be last year are now being held. Families, more than ever, are wanting to get together and rejoice in their health. If there is one thing last year taught us, it is that life is short and never guaranteed. That being said, we are still in the middle of a very serious pandemic. With Covid not going anywhere we are having to learn new ways to cope and coexist. So, how

do we go forward Live. That’s right. It’s a simple with life when this is word with such an lurking in the back of impact. Sure, we all of our minds? need to take the best Disconnect. precautions to keep Sometimes just shutus and our families ting down the telehealthy, but it’s imvision and walking portant not to get outside can raise your serotonin lev- Allison Bansen sucked into the news and be terrified to go els. If you are scrolling and your mood completely out. We already did that for a changes, it’s time to put down year. Fear is the devil’s hold the phone and do something and we certainly do not want for you. Get out that bike, take to entertain him. So go out a hike or enjoy just resting in and get that donut or take a a chair outside and getting lost train ride with your son. You know what you need to do to in a good book. stay safe. Get healthy. Supplement and feed your body well. It is a temple. We should treat it like one. Go for the greens, lean meats and fruits. Start the exercise program and be the

best you can be to help protect yourself. Exercise has been proven to be as beneficial as an antidepressant. It boosts serotonin levels which has exponential effects on your body. Spend quality time with the people you love. This last year has been crazy and as things start to improve there is a glimpse of hope for the future. Unfortunately, that future still has Covid in it and we must learn to coexist with it in a way that doesn’t prevent us from living. George Martin once quoted, “Laughter is poison to fear.” Go get that fire roaring and grab that family member you haven’t seen in forever. This year we rejoice in the simple pleasures of life. We woke up this morning, you are breathing, and we are alive. Now go live!

County photo contest back for second year



The Gaston County countywide photo contest returns for the second year. There will be three categories that return from last year: Buildings, Nature and Events. Organizers are looking for anything that was shot in Gaston County by either a Gaston County resident or someone who works in Gaston County between Nov. 1, 2020 and Oct. 31, 2021. Entrants into the contest attest that they are the owner of the rights to the photo and that you agree that the county may use the photo In its publications, on its website and/ or social media pages. In addition, you further agree that in submitting photos into the contest, you waive your right to payment for their use by the county. Last year, residents Julie

Kiser, Phillip Lewis, Bob Mulholland and Jenn Phillips were winners. Their photos were framed and are on display in the Gaston County Administration Building, and were used in Gaston County’s Annual Report. This year’s contest is open the entire month of October. All submissions should be sent by email to Communications Director Adam.Gaub@ with the name of the photographer, the category and the date the photo was taken. A committee will review submissions and announce winners for each category, as well as “Best Overall” in midNovember. All winners will have their photos framed and displayed in the County Administration Building beginning in January.

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Charlie Martin for Mayor of Belmont About 95% of the time I vote for Democrats but will cross over for the perfect candidate and that candidate is Charlie Martin. We have seen him in church at the Abbey for over 30 years with his lovely wife Dot and other family members. He is the epitome of honesty and integrity that is needed so badly in political office today. He graduated from our own Belmont Abbey College and loved Belmont so much he never went back home. He married a local girl and raised five children who all went to South Point High School and turned out to be successful in their own lives. He and Dot have sixteen grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. He makes excellent decisions for Belmont and is the best mayor we’ve ever had in my opinion. His only priority other than religion and family is serving Belmont in a way that keeps our city growing responsibly to improve our quality of life for our citizens. Please vote to re-elect Mayor Charlie Martin. Margaret Mayes

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McAdenville Flood 1940 scenes from Daniel Stowe home movie posted on YouTube by nephew Harding Stowe.



From Page 1 was shot at the Chronicle Mill. Other segments from the Belmont portion shows camera-shy women in cotton print dresses darting behind bushes to avoid the camera lens, and downtown Belmont seen through the window of a car driving along Main Street. Other segments of the film shows a flood scene dated 1940 and a steel cantilever bridge in danger of being washed away. The bridge is not identified but it might be the one that was over the South Fork River in McAdenville at that time. The Kings Mountain portion of the film shows US President Herbert Hoover addressing a huge crowd on the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Kings Mountain. Folks in the film are seen swarming around the monument at the top of the battlefield, Hoover speaking from a large stage draped with flags, and the crowd dispersing in a cloud of dust. Another old time Belmont YouTube video posted

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by Stowe is entitled School Days and Baseball. This clip features children walking into a school with a man and teachers watching over them. Most of the boys are wearing bib overalls. Another segment shows a lively crowd at a baseball game. The players are wearing uniforms with P&L on their jerseys. Mill village houses are in the background. To see these and other historic Belmont videos, visit YouTube and type in Belmont NC History and be prepared to open a window on a fascinating look back at our past. With the invention of portable movie cameras such as the one Daniel Stowe used, other folks became interested in filming hometown movies. One man, H. Lee Waters, re-

corded “slices of life” with his camera in Gaston and Cleveland Counties, and beyond, in the same time period as the film in the YouTube video. Waters, (1902-1997), was born in Caroleen and operated a photo studio in Lexington for 60 years. During the period 1936-1942, he traveled across North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, and South Carolina shooting films of towns and the people in them. Waters made 252 films in a total of 118 communities and titled the series “Movies of Local People”. The films were screened in movie theaters and many of them are archived in the Duke University library. Films that Waters shot in Cramerton and Gastonia are listed on the Duke library site.

As usual, kids from local schools, with help from teachers, are working on lanterns. Schools that will be parading include- Ashbrook, North Gaston, East Gaston, Stuart Cramer, Belmont Middle, Mount Holly Middle, Cramerton Middle, Pleasant Ridge Elementary, Belmont Central Elementary, Ida Rankin Elementary, Pleasant Ridge Elementary, and HH Beam Elementary. The Pleasant Ridge drum line will lead the parade. “The teachers are very excited this year,” Andress said. “They say the look on the kids’ faces when they hold their lanterns up are priceless.” Grownups have been working hard on getting their lanterns ready as well. To help with lantern construction tips, Andress posted step by step videos on Facebook so folks could do their builds at home. “There are over one hundred people on the Facebook BACKED BY A YEAR-ROUND





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group,” she said. After the parade, there will be an awards ceremony and photo opportunity so folks can get really up close to the lanterns and their creators. Andress may have first come up with the idea of a lantern parade four years ago, but she knows it’s been a group effort to pull it off. “I’ve want to thank the Mt. Holly Community Devel-

opment Foundation, the City of Mt. Holly, the Mt. Holly Police Dept., Stanton Enterprises, My Care Village, and Robert D. Black Insurance,” she said. “They’ve all been wonderful.” So, mark your calendars for October 23 and be prepared to be amazed at the color and excitement that will fill downtown Mt. Holly that evening.



















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Gobo Projectors like this will be used to cast the art images on the building sides.


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From Page 1 Left to right: Belmont Police Lieutenant Arthur Pullen; Eva Ann Via, William Gaston Chapter DAR; Belmont Police Chief Chad Hawkins; Belmont Police Assistant Chief Boyce (Corky) Falls; Martha Page, BHS President; Belmont Police Officer Scott Wyatt. (Not photographed but attending) Lynn Smith, William Gaston Chapter DAR.

Meet and greet with Belmont Police Law Enforcement Officers An event was held on Thursday, October 7th at the Belmont Historical Society with over 75 attending. A new exhibit featuring Belmont Police Department memorabilia was showcased. Officers and community residents enjoyed the evening visiting, talking, and sharing the history of the area. October 7th is also the anniversary date

of the battle of Kings Mountain 1790, during the Revolutionary War. Major William Chronicle was killed during this battle. The BHS museum sits on land near his home. A state historical marker is placed on the front lawn. Eva Ann Via, member of the William Gaston Chapter DAR placed a wreath at the marker commemorating that battle.

will be rented. The Belmont artworks were turned into gobos by Apollo Designs of Fort Wayne, Ind. who laser etched them onto hockey puck-sized slides of glass. Boggan described how the art was acquired. “We put out a call to local artists and got over seventy responses,” he said. “From that number a group of panelists selected the works that will be displayed.” Artwork themes center around the moon and/or downtown Belmont scenes. The styles are varied and range from impressionistic to Artist Laura Sexton “Suburban Starry Night”. realistic. Artists that submitted works came from a number of area locations including Belmont, Gastonia, Dallas, Charlotte, Mooresville, Stanley, and McAdenville to name a few. To help folks find out what artworks will be projected onto what buildings, Boggan and his staff have created brochures that will be on Main St. racks as well as signage on sidewalks telling folks how to access the GO app that will Artist Anne Harkness “Township of Belmont”. also have directions and information. Actual artworks will be for sale at numerous locations including Magnolia and Main, Bliss Gallery, GiGi Boutique, Belmont Yoga, and Everyday Market. Boggan is excited at the exposure the Gobo Art Walk will give downtown Belmont. “It will fill the town with beautiful art and also highlight the historic building facades,” he said. “It will be a lunar inspired outdoor art gallery.” Artist Sandra Cromlish “Old is New”.

Artist Jean Wilson Togetherness: Sun and Moon”.

Artist Kimberlie Daly “Selene”. Photos provided

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Trucks in the Park scenes The City of Lowell Parks and Rec. Dept. held a Trucks in the Park event recently. Lots of cool trucks were on display and everyone enjoyed seeing them. City of Lowell photos

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Blue Ridge Parkway & NC mountains fall color forecast 2021 Courtesy Romantic Asheville Leaf peepers ask: “When is peak color?” Great news... we have many weeks of autumn color in our NC mountains and foothills. Since you find the areas of best color by simply driving the Blue Ridge Parkway or other scenic roads up and down the ridges, you don’t have to worry about exact dates. The elevation is the biggest factor for the time of color change. Also, chilly sunny weather speeds up the color change and warm weather and rain prolong it. See the many details below! Our Typical Peak Foliage Color Timeline - Don’t focus on exact dates since nobody can predict mother nature. October First Week: Colors transform above 5,000 feet elevation, including Mount

Mitchell and Grandfather Mountain. Mile-high Beech Mountain is a great place to stay for refreshing temperatures. South on the Parkway, head to Waterrock Knob and Black Balsam areas. Hike & picnic atop both Max Patch and Roan Mountain on the AT. October Second Week: 4,000-5,000 feet elevation. Best colors really pick up steam, including Mount Pisgah and Devil’s Courthouse areas south on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The mountains surrounding Waynesville and Cashiers peak, including Whiteside Mountain with the Shadow of the Bear. Also, see the colorful highest ridges of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and drive the Cherohala Skyway. Camp at Lake Santeetlah.

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October Third Week: 3,000-4,000 feet elevation. The ultimate week for the most color includes large sections of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Check out Little Switzerland off the Parkway, as well as Bakersville and Spruce Pine. This also includes much of Pisgah National Forest near Brevard. Drive the Forest Heritage Scenic Byway. Top hikes there include Looking Glass Rock or Cradle of Forestry. North of Asheville, the best color will be Banner Elk and hikes to Table Rock and Hawksbill Mountain at Linville Gorge. West of Asheville, head to Maggie Valley, Cherokee, and Bryson City. October Fourth Week: 2,000-3,000 feet elevation. The city of Asheville, French Broad River, and Biltmore show their best color, along with many of our small towns including Sylva and Saluda. It’s a great time for a waterfall hike in DuPont State Forest or a stroll at the NC Arboretum. November First Week: 1,000-2,000 feet elevation. Color fills the lush Hickory Nut Gorge at Chimney Rock. See the fall reflections on Lake Lure. Also, hike and camp at Lake James and South Mountains State Parks east of Asheville. The leaf progression concludes in the foothills around Marion, Rutherfordton, and Tryon Foothills Wine Country. For more information visit

MSgt. Foy Cunningham, USAF (Ret.) Belmont, North Carolina MSgt. Foy Cunningham, USAF (Ret.) age 90, passed away October 8, 2021. He was born June 8, 1931 in Gaston County, the son of the late Fred Edgar and Elizabeth Wiggins Cunningham. Foy proudly served in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force during the Korean and Vietnam wars and retired after over twenty years of

faithful service. His military expertise was in communications. He earned a top-secret security clearance, and was involved in numerous highprofile matters of national security. He met and married the love of his life while serving in Taiwan and they raised their family while traveling the world. He and his wife and family owned and operated Carey’s Seafood of Mount Holly during the seventies and eighties. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years Carey Chien Cunningham of the home; daughter Julie Hartsell and husband Jody of Weddington, NC; sons Jeffrey Cunningham and wife Kimberly of Belmont, Joseph Cunningham and wife Suzanne of Belmont, Fred Cunningham and wife Robin of Palm Beach, FL; step daughters Hsiao Feng Chi and husband Han-Chor Lau of Taipei, Taiwan, Annie Chi-Sheaffer and husband William of Bend, OR; grandchildren Zach Hartsell, Haley Hartsell, Alex (Erin) Hartsell, Nicholas Hartsell, Matthew (McKenzie) Cunningham,

Adam (Vy) Cunningham, Katelin Cunningham, Sebastian Cunningham; great grandchildren Emilia, Cruz and Hayes Cunningham. He is also survived by his brother Robert Cunningham of Mississippi. He was preceded in death by his brother Jack Cunningham and sisters Edna Cherry and Tudy Baucom. He was an incredibly devoted and loving husband and father. Nothing was more important to him than his family. He was always there to provide love, support, and advice to his family whenever they needed it most. He is irreplaceable, and will be sorely missed. Services with Military Honors will be private to the family. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wounded Warriors Project, . Condolence messages may be sent online at McLean Funeral Directors of Belmont is serving the Cunningham family.

Go outside! Rev. Trent Rankin Salvation Church , Gastonia, NC

There isn’t one single person that likes to be left out. As a child, you never wanted to be the one who did not get an invitation to a birthday party, or to be the only one not to make the team. We want to be included. As Christians, we are part of God’s kingdom, the body of Christ. We want to be included with God in heaven one day. We want our name in God’s Book of Life. If we are desperate to be included, then we should want to include others as well. We have to go to where people are. In Leviticus 13:45-46, Israel confronted the deadly disease of Leprosy. Leprosy was, and is, a dreaded disease longed feared. According to the Law, if an Israelite was found to have a leprous spot on their skin, they would have to cry out “unclean, unclean,” wherever they went. They would wear tattered clothes and be forced to live outside the camp in exile from everyone. Imagine what that must have been like, watching people worship and live, while you were on the outside looking in. Apart from Jesus, we are all unclean. We are born in sin, and our very nature is sin.

Imagine if we had to cry “unclean, unclean” for all our sins? Without Jesus we are lost, hopeless, and broken. Only Jesus can make us clean. The leper, if somehow Rev. Trent Rankin became cured, could go to the priest and he would declare him clean. Through the saving grace of Jesus Christ, we are made clean. Through Jesus, we have been welcomed into His kingdom. Every single person deserves the opportunity to hear the gospel message of Jesus Christ. Just as someone loved us and told us of Jesus, we owe our neighbors the same. I would imagine if someone had the cure to Leprosy, they would have given it to all those who were suffering. We have the cure for the dreaded disease of sin, Jesus Christ. It is time for us, as churches and Christians, to leave the inside walls of our churches and go outside to where the people are. It is not enough for us to have a place for ourselves in God’s kingdom, we must go outside and bring others with us. We must go to those people like we used to be, unclean, lost in sin. We must go outside and tell others about Jesus!

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Church Directory Firstt U Fi F United iit d Methodist Church Hickory Grove Rd • Stanley, NC

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Redemption Hill Church

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

Revival Tabernacle of Mt. Holly 826 W. Charlotte Ave. 704-827-2999

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

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

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

Message of Love Church

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

CBC-Memorial Apostolic

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 Queen Of The Apostles Catholic Church

Ebenezer United Methodist Church

503 N. Main Street 704-825-9600

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

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

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

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

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

212 South Street 704-825-7269

909 Edgemont Ave 704-825-5346

6325 Wilkinson Blvd. 704-755-5034

312 W. Glendale Ave. 704-827-2726

Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist

East Belmont Free Will Baptist

Exodus Church

Burge Memorial Methodist Church

122 Tomberlin Rd. 704-827-4225

118 School Street 704-827-7071

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


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

East Wilkinson Blvd. 704-824-5319

First Baptist Church

501 Cramer Mountain Rd. 704-824-4286

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

207 Lowell Ave. 704-824-4213

108 Horseshoe Bend Beach Rd. 704-827-8676

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

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

Tuckaseege Baptist Church


511 Tuckaseege Rd. 704-827-4301

Amazing Grace Baptist Church

Way of the Cross Baptist Church

7280 Sifford Rd. 704-827-6277

238 Lanier Ave. 704-827-8111

Christ’s Evangelical Lutheran

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

Westview Presbyterian Church

203 S. Main St. 704-263-2621

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

Community Christian Fellowship

1020 W. Catawba Ave. 704-827-2026

2560 Stanley Lucia Rd. 704-827-5881


5481 Hickory Grove Rd. 704-263-2691

Bethlehem Church

First Presbyterian Church

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

Epic Church 100 Indian Walk 704-671-4652

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

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

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 2717 Dallas/Stanley Hwy. 704-263-4406

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

201 N. Main St. 704-824-8814

Stanley Church of God

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

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

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

Lighthouse Full Gospel Church

Woodlawn Baptist Church

530 N. Hawthorne St. 704-827-1442

1101 N. Main St. 704-824-4261

Living Witness Ministries

First United Methodist Church

Lowell Smyre United Methodist Church

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

Cramerton Temple of God Church

1117 Old NC Hwy 27 704-827-8826


5339 S. New Hope Rd 704-825-8252

154 N. Main St. 704-824-3831

West Cramerton United Methodist Church

541 Costner St. 704-827-0004

Gaston Christian Church

Cramer Memorial United Methodist Church

Shiloh AME Zion Methodist St. Anthony of Padua Traditional Catholic Church 210 Park Street, Belmont NC

416 Woodlawn Ave. 704-824-1745

Life Church

740 Rankin Ave. 704-827-5181

455 Sacco St. 704-825-6007

Cramerton Free Will Baptist

105 Pine Rd. 704-827-3856

Second Baptist Church

Hood Memorial AME Zion Church

151 8th Ave. 704-824-3889

235 8th Ave. 704-824-1991

1120 Charlotte Ave. 704-530-5174

151 Henry Chapel Rd 704-825-0711

Cramerton Independent Presbyterian Church

Ridgeview Baptist Church River of Life Full Gospel Church

Henry’s Chapel Ame Zion Church


Lakeview Baptist Church

192 Main St. 704-824-2740

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

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.

BESSEMER CITY Bright Light Baptist Church 112 White Jenkins Rd. 704-681-2017 Don’t see your church listed? Email us today at

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The South Point JV Red Raiders football team went all the way to Kings Mountain High last Thursday to meet the JV Mountaineers. Alas, the Red Raiders lost 7-6 in the rain. Photos by Calvin Craig/Superraiders

Red Raiders gridiron action The South Point Red Raiders varsity football team hosted the Kings Mountain High Mountaineers last week. When the dust settled the Mountaineers had achieved a 24-7 win. Photos by Calvin Craig Superraiders

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Stuart Cramer High introduced its Homecoming Queen and Court last week. Queen Zareha McSwain is pictured at left receiving her crown. Court- Left to Right- Emma Goodson, Sabrina Wepez, Stella Herzberg, Aubrey Baker, Lily McCollough, Zareha McSwain (Queen), Camein Cline, Grace Michael, Taylor Hartsell, Jocelyn Gordon, Tori Pullen, Kaydence Allen. Photos by Bill Bostick Tarheel Sports Photography

Cramer and East Gaston win big By John Wilson

The East Gaston and Stuart Cramer football programs each won big in important conference matchups last week. East Gaston beat Bessemer City 48-28 while Cramer defeated Ashbrook 31-20. East Gaston 48 Bessemer City 28 In the East Gaston’s Southern Piedmont 1A/2A match up against the Yellow Jackets the Warriors pushed out to an early 35-14 lead at the half. In the second half EG tacked on another 13 points to take a 48-14 lead into the fourth quarter. In the fourth the Warriors started to substitute their starters and the Yellow Jackets put up 14 points late in the game. The East Gaston offense put up good numbers. Once again the offense was powered by rock-solid running from the duo of Justin Hill and Markel McKinney. Hill and McKinney work well together. Against Bessemer City, Hill had 151 yards and two

touchdowns while McKinney was able to run and catch the ball efficiently. McKinney ended the evening with 105 rushing yards off eight carries with three touchdowns. The six foot 195 pound senior also had 49 yards of receiving offense off of three receptions and a TD. Warrior quarterback Trenton Sherrill had a respectable game going six for 13 for 94 yards and a touchdown. Sherrill’s ability to successfully put the ball in the air helps the EG offensive effort. With a decent passing game in place opposing defenses can’t stack the box which allows the Warriors to run the ball very effectively. East Gaston’s top tacklers were Luis Nunez who finished the game with six stops and linebacker Jake Fox who ended his night with five tackles. Head coach JT Postell is happy the Warriors got a conference win but the coach also wants his team to play at a high level for four quarters. “Overall I thought we played well,” Postell said. “We did some good things, but also failed to execute the way we should going forward. It’s a win, we are

happy with that. It’s a conference win.” This week the 5-2 Warriors will be tested as they travel to Lawndale to take on the 5-2 Burns Bulldogs in another important Southern Piedmont 1A/2A contest. Stuart Cramer 31 Ashbrook 20 Cramer improved to 4-3 by playing well-rounded mistake-free football against the Ashbrook Greenwave. The Cramer offense was productive against Ashbrook registering 326 yards of total offense. QB Justin Rocquemore definitely got the job done for the Strom. He threw for 145 yards and three touchdowns while also running for 94 yards. Roquemore spread the ball around connecting with five different receivers, he threw two touchdown passes to sophomore Isaiah Johnson and one to senior Dameian Bentley. With seven games under his belt, Roqumore is playing some inspired football. So far he has thrown for 1351 yards and 17 touchdowns and ran for 469 yards and four TDs. Against Ashbrook the Cramer offense got some ad-

ditional firepower when defensive end Arias Nash lined up in the backfield running for 19 yards off of three carries and scoring a touchdown against Ashbrook. On the defensive side several Cramer players had outstanding performances. First up is defensive end Arias Nash. Let just be honest, Nash is a beast. He wreaked havoc on the Ashbrook offense putting up 20 tackles and four sacks. Linebackers Josue San-

chez and Daimean Fernandez along with defensive end Kenneth McAllister had first-class games. Sanchez finished 15 tackles while Fernandez and McAllister had 11 stops a piece. To sum it up, Cramer played well across the board. “This one was a total team effort,” head coach Ben McMillan said. “We made some big plays in all three phases of the game, offense defense, and special teams. That’s something we have been

focusing on and we want to keep improving on.” This week Cramer has a hard Big South 3A matchup when they go on the road to battle 6-1 Kings Mountain. While there’s no doubt that the Mountaineers are a tough, coach McMillan thinks the Storm can give Kings Mountain a real run for their money. “We’ve been competitive with everyone we have played this year,” McMillan added.

The Stuart Cramer Storm men’s soccer team is having a great season and was 10-2 after beating Ashbrook 4-1. The guys are now ranked 2nd in the NC 3A division. Congratulations!


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Belmont Middle Wildcats are Division II Champs The Belmont Middle School Wildcats football team beat York Chester Middle at York Chester last Wednesday 14-0 to become the Division II Champions for Gaston County. Photos by Calvin Craig




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Congratulations to Rich Wills of Stuart W. Cramer High School who earned the Mike Taylor Low Junior Award at the Gaston County Amateur golf tournament held last Congratulations to Coach Beaver and the Belmont Middle School Wildcat Golf Team. They weekend at Gaston Country finished Runners-Up at the GCS Championship at Cherryville Country Club last week. Belmont Club. Wills, 15, placed in the Middle’s Will Monteith was the Top Golfer at the tournament with a low score of 40 to lead all top 10 with a three day total players. of 220. Gaston Schools photo Photo courtesy Felts Photography

Gaston County Schools Good News, September 2021

CLUES ACROSS 1. Flat-topped hill 5. Move upward 11. Admiration 14. It’s useful for serving food 15. Kidnap 18. One of the Greek Muses 19. A type of media 21. Sunscreen rating 23. Former Michigan coach Brady 24. German town devastated in WW2 28. Gasteyer and Ortiz are two 29. Leave 30. Forearm bone 32. Very fast airplane 33. Helps little wrms 35. Defunct economic organization 36. Science-based students organization (abbr.) 39. Feels ill 41. Indicates position 42. Beverage containers 44. Assists 46. Science accreditation organization (abbr.) 47. Purpose 49. Group of elected ofwcials 52. Hebrew prophet 56. They help you drink 58. Lawmaker 60. Charitable 62. Doctrines 63. Footwear CLUES DOWN 1. Where wrestlers work 2. Dueling sword 3. Practice wght 4. Genus of clams 5. Fear of heights 6. What some tell their dog 7. The Golden State 8. When you expect to get there 9. Pointed ends 10. Extinct yightless bird

12. Feeds 13. Nape of neck 16. Descendant 17. Small boats found in Turkey 20. To avoid the risk of 22. Athlete with no contract (abbr.) 25. 13th letter of the Greek alphabet 26. Brew 27. Feeling of anxiety 29. Young girls group 31. Perform on stage 34. White clerical vestment 36. Popular musical awards show 37. Bumpkins 38. One who acts on another’s behalf 40. Direction 43. Look at with wxed eyes 45. One who helps professors (abbr.) 48. A large number of 50. Type of powder 51. Large jug 53. __ Christian Anderson, children’s author 54. American state 55. Muslim inhabitant of the Philippines 57. Witness 58. Landscapers lay it 59. Type of bread 61. Of I

The Gaston County Board of Education received the following “good news” for the month of September 2021: Bessemer City High School, East Gaston High School, Forestview High School, Highland School of Technology, and South Point High School were recognized by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association for outstanding sportsmanship. The five schools did not have any athlete/coach ejections during the 20202021 school year. Letters written 20 years ago by students at Tryon Elementary School were included in a display by the U.S. Secret Service in Washington, D.C. to commemorate the anniversary of 9-11. Stuart W. Cramer High School senior Gwen Campau and Highland School of Technology senior Travis Rainwater are among 16,000 students who were named National Merit semifinalists. They will have an opportunity to compete for 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $30 million, which will be awarded next spring. North Belmont Elementary School received a $9,150 donation from Vallen Corporation to purchase 20 computer stations. In addition, Vallen employees donated three boxes of school supplies for students and teachers. Rankin Lake Baptist Church packed and delivered 480 goodie bags for employees at North Gaston High School, W.C. Friday Middle School, Carr Elementary, Costner Elementary, Highland School of Technology, and Woodhill Elementary. Highland School of Technology graduate Maggie Ferguson is the recipient of the Steagall Family Foundation Scholarship. The 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. Maggie is attending UNC-Chapel Hill where she is studying speech pathology.

Gaston County Schools received 50 book bags from Direct Auto Insurance filled with school supplies. H.H. Beam Elementary School received 96 book bags filled with school supplies from the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity. W.B. Beam Intermediate School counselor Mark Reep shared information about the school’s amateur radio club with members of the Cherryville Rotary Club. In addition, students in the Falcon Radio Club participated in the “Parks on the Air” amateur radio program this summer at Crowders Mountain State Park. The cafeteria staff at Belmont Middle School and Page Primary received a 100 percent sanitation score. The W.A. Bess Elementary PTO sponsored a school beautification project to prepare for the new school year. A team of school volunteers spent time planting flowers and spreading mulch to beautify the school grounds. Bessemer City Primary celebrated “K is for Kindness Day” on September 10 in commemoration of September 11 and to honor the memory of Kay Scearce, who taught at the school for 31 years. Classroom Central sponsored a school supply drive at Carr Elementary. Nearly 190 teachers from across Gaston County received a box of school supplies. Cake Me Away Bakery provided school supplies for Carr Elementary, Costner Elementary, W.C. Friday Middle, and North Gaston High School. The Cherryville High School “Kindness Club” created posters for W.B. Beam Intermediate School. Each poster has a unique message such as “One kind word can change someone’s entire day.” Senior Landrie Wofford organized the project. Carr Elementary received school supplies from the Kiwanis Club, Dallas Baptist Church, and the Dallas Police Department. In addition, the school received a school

supplies donation from third grade student Natalie Day. In partnership with the Carolina Panthers, Carr Elementary teacher Diane Baron was nominated as a FSI Teacher of the Week. Carr Elementary received the “Best of Gaston” award from The Gaston Gazette as a top public school in Gaston County. Carr Elementary was selected to receive a Duke Energy Science Night Kit, which provides materials for students to participate in STEM-related (science, technology, engineering, math) activities. North Gaston High School art teacher Tammy Hovis organized an art project at Carr Elementary that involved high school students painting a mural of the Leader in Me “7 Habits of Happy Kids.” Chapel Grove Elementary teachers received gas gift cards from Gastonia Seventh Day Adventist Church. In addition, Southside Baptist Church, Carolinas Telco Credit Union, and Communities in School donated school supplies and backpacks. More than 100 students at Gaston Early College High School have qualified for membership in the National Beta Club. Gaston Early College High School students assisted Keep Gastonia Beautiful volunteers with a cleanup of the Highland Community Garden. Gaston Early College of Medical Sciences school counselor Desiree Lackey and Gaston College liaison Misti Elting met with students and families to create four-year plans and discuss career and college goals. In addition, the school is developing clubs and a student council and working on inviting medical professionals to meet virtually with students to talk about their career journeys. Hawks Nest STEAM Academy held a “Spruce Up The Nest” beautification day to prepare for the new school year. The Hunter Huss High

Congratulations to Mr. Zak Splawn who is the Carr Elementary PE Teacher. He was recently selected as a FSI Office/Carolina Panthers Top 10 Teacher of the Week. School football team assisted with a landscaping and mulching project at Lingerfeldt Elementary prior to the start of the school year. McAdenville Elementary received a donation of school supplies from the Cramer Mountain Investment Club and Cramerton Community Committee. Through the school’s “Penny March Madness” fundraiser, the New Hope Elementary PTO purchased new indoor basketball goals. Each week at Page Primary, one kindergarten class and one first grade class have the opportunity to earn “The Golden Brick” as a part of the school’s behavior/character education program. Classes must show the characteristics of respect, responsibility, and safety to be selected for “The Golden Brick.” Pleasant Ridge Elementary received signs from Cliff Dixon and Pressbox Creative to help with morning and afternoon traffic flow. Parkwood Baptist Church and Creekside Nursery volunteers planted 60 shrubs as part of a beautification project to repurpose the interior courtyard at Sherwood Elementary. Sherwood Elementary received a donation of school supplies from Myers Memorial United Methodist Church.

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SHIPMAN’S MASONRY- 48 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Brick, Block & Stone, Outside Fireplaces, Foundations, Underpinnings. “Free Estimates”. 1st Quality Work! (863) 532-1587

CLEVELAND COUNTY GARAGE DOORS. Summer Tuneup Special, $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.

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 LOOKING FOR 1961 CLASS PHOTO. For Compact High School, Kings Mountain, NC. (240) 422-1907

EMPLOYMENT ONE ON ONE CARE is hiring for all shifts. Full/part-time hours available. Group homes are 6 beds or less. CNA/Nursing assistant jobs available but not required. No exp. necessary, all trainings included. Please apply in person at 203 Lee St., Shelby. FULL TIME MAINTENANCE MAN NEEDED. Maintain rental properties. Must have valid NC Drivers license. Pay depends on experience. (704) 473-4299 NOW HIRING Roofing Laborer. Call 704-477-0516. TOP DOG FAST FOOD NOW HIRING! Good pay with bonuses. Cooks, other positions. Apply in person. 351 Oakland Road, Spindale. CARPENTERS & CARPENTER HELPERS NEEDED. Lake Lure area. Pay between $14 and $18 per hour. Must have dependable transportation. Dale Fender 828-2899399. COMPLETE CARE INC. Is seeking CNAs / In Home Aides for Cleveland and Gaston Counties. Apply M-F, 8am-4pm at 404 W. Warren St, Shelby, NC 28150 or call (704) 4809340 ALIVE APPAREL SCREEN PRINTING. Hiring for Production Worker, Warehouse, Screen Department needed. Apply in person M-F 10am3pm. 331 Jim Cline Road, Fallston, NC. 28042

BUSINESS SERVICES GREMMY’S Memory Bears, Pillows, and Blankets. Heat Pressed (non vinyl) and painted Apparel. Floral Arrangements. Photography Sessions. Message for more Information (704) 473-9866 or (704) 284-8897 (704) 473-9866 24 HOUR MOBILE MECHANIC. I will come to you to repair any car, lawnmower or tractor. Honest & reliable. (704) 3002332

FURNITURE REPAIR. Hayden Lafon Furniture Repair Offering All Types of Furniture Repair InHome Repairs, Re - Upholstery and More Free Estimates Call 910-386-2499


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 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.

AUCTIONS CLEVELAND COUNTY AMVETS POST #42 AUCTION. Saturday, Oct 16, 9am. 2417 Oak Grove Road, Kings Mountain, NC 28086. Proceeds to Cleveland County Veterans.





HAY FOR SALE. Square Bales. $4.00 each. Call (704) 739-3165

SHOTGUNS FOR SALE. Weatherby Orion I extra skeet tubes $700, CZ 920 extra skeet tube $550, Browning gold sporting 2 tubes $600, Beretta a300 $600. All good to excellent condition. Leave a (704) 692-6841 karmburger@

GIANT INDOOR YARD SALE. Sat., Oct 23rd, 2021 from 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM at Shelby VFW Post #4066. “Across from Shelby City Park”. New & Used Men’s & Women’s Clothing (Jeans-Shor ts-Tops-Sweaters-Dresses-Coats-T ShirtsShoes- Boots-Pocketbooks) Small Appliances, Pyrex Dishes, Dinnerware, Cushions, Baskets, Wreaths, Christmas Decor and MUCH MORE! Proceeds to Benefit Law Enforcement of Cleveland County. “THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!” located a 855 W. Sumter St. Shelby, NC 28150 GASTON COUNTY BIG YARD SALE SATURDAY. October 16, 8:00-1:00. Lots of Christmas decorations inside and out, crafts, household items, and Old English Batam chickens. 879 Marys Grove Road, Cherryville, NC 28021 3 HOMES/FAMILIES YARD SALE. Sat Oct 16th, 8:00am until. Too many items to list. 1217 Hunting Ridge Drive (Belwood), Belmont, NC 28012

MOVING - USED FURNITURE SALE. Couches, day beds, recliners & much much more. 828-657-4167 WATCH 7000 TV CHANNELS. Movies, Live Sports, Adult Channels. 1 payment of $200. We carry all iPhones. Call for price. (704) 962-9007 RUGER PREDATOR RIFLE. 2 yrs. old, 6.5 creedmore, Custom camo stock, Zeiss 4x12 scope, 4 mags. Ammo, if interested. $650. 704-692-8502. FIREWOOD FOR SALE. All types already split. Can deliver. Truck & Trailer loads, starting at $75. Will negotiate. 704-4667623 ALL METAL GARAGES. Big Discounts! Zero down. Call for more details. 828-382-0455. KILL ALL YOUR WEEDS! Ranger Pro 2.5 gallon. $44.00. 828-287-3272.

UNIQUE ANTIQUE STATION: Farm House Decor, Antiques, Collectibles, Vintage Toys, Jewelry and MORE. Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-4pm. 985 US 74 Business Hwy., Ellenboro. Find us on FB. 828-382-0075.

NEON BEER LIGHTS. All working, some very rare. Pool table lights. Collecting for 30 years. Prices vary. (704) 5331269 7 TON & 5 TON EQUIPMENT TRAILERS. In Stock! contact J. Johnson Sales, Inc., Forest City. (828) 245-5895


6X10 & 6X12 DUMP TRAILERS In STOCK. (5 Ton) contact J. Johnson Sales, Inc., Forest City. (828) 245-5895


PROPANE GRILL TANKS REFILLED. Only $10.99. Call 828287-3272.

YARD SALE Sat., Oct 16th, 2021 from 08:00 AM - ? 118 Chickasaw Drive, Shelby, NC 28152 GIANT YARD SALE. Sat., Oct 16th, 7:30am-12:30pm. Household, tools, decor, lots of Christmas, Free items. off W. Sumter St. at 201 Worthington St., Shelby, NC 28150 BIG YARD SALE. Sat Oct 9th, 8am until. Baby girl clothes & shoes preemie to 3T. Lots of odds & ends. If rain, Oct 16th. 171 Trent McSwain Road, Shelby, NC 28152

2014 HUSTLER ZERO TURN MOWER. 54” Zero Turn Mower. $3000 Firm. Comes with $600 worth of extras: belts, tires, etc. Trailer in photo not included. “Shown by Appointment Only” Call (704) 692-8001

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.

LAND FOR SALE. @ 55 acres in Sunshine community. Abuts Yellow Top estate. Call for details if interested. (813) 3628886

SUDOKU Fill in the blank squares so that each row, each column, and each 3 by 3 block contain all of the digits 1 thru 9 using logic.

TWIN BEDS. Twin beds, desk, book case, night stand, mattress, comforters, and linens. (706) 318-1654



14 FT. FISHING BOAT. in excellent condition, rebuilt by Bass Pro., 35 hp Johnson motor, plus trolling motor and brand new trailer. $2500. (864) 219-9489

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 ACEPHATE FIRE ANT KILLER. Works great! $12.99. Call 828-287-3272. NEW CANNING JARS with Lids & Seals. $17.67 per case. Call 828-287-3272. DEER CORN. SHELLED, 50lbs, $10.05. 828-287-3272. 16X40 OR TWO STORY BUILDINGS BUILT ON SITE. 1 DAY INSTALL. J. Johnson Sales INC. 828-245-5895. FLAG POLES, FLAGS IN STOCK. Pickup or we deliver and install available. J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City. Call 828-245-5895.

1967/68 MUSTANG NOS Right and left side quarter panels. Plus NOS taillight panel. All 3 $2900. (704) 533-1269


CLEVELAND MEMORIAL PARK BURIAL PLOTS Total of 4 burial plots. 2x2 (2 separate areas) $600 each or 2 for $1,000 (404) 543-8457

DR CYCLONE RAKE holds 35 bushels of leaves. 9 HP commerical motor. $700.(Used approx. 10 hrs.) Call 704-9228603. Leave message.



PAINTING SERVICES. Over 25 years experience, affordable prices. Professional results. References available. Free estimates. Charles, or leave message. (704) 435-8062.

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

Deadline: Friday at 12:00 Noon

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. 2 DININGROOM TABLES, 6 CHAIRS EACH. 1 Round, 3 leafs, 1 square, 2 leafs. Also scooter carrier. If no answer leave msg. (704) 487-5037 JOHN DEERE RIDING MOWER. LA 145, 48” cut, 22HP V-twin. Runs good, 471 hours $600. (704) 466-2184

CARPORTS, GARAGES, BUILDINGS, RV, BOAT COVERS IN STOCK. Areas largest on site display. Best selection, quality price. J. Johnson Sales, Inc. 2690 Hwy. 221S., Forest City. 828-245-5895. HAVE A TRAILER NOT USING? SELL IT! J. Johnson Sales INC. Buy, Sale, Trade trailers. Must have title. Call 828-245-5895. DEER CORN, 60 POUND BAG. $9. Callahan Farms. 704-300-5341- Steve; 704-4728865 - Cletus; 704-300-5341Todd (704) 692-1627 METAL BURNING BARRELS. Plastic Barrels solid top, $10. #2 totes $75, Food grade $100. Plastic barrels with lids, rings, also 30 gallon jugs plastic $20. Call Jeff, Hickory, NC. (828) 327-4782

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IVERMECTIN HORSE WORMER $7. Antifreeze $6 per gallon. Hundreds of Saddles on sale now at Bridges Riding Equipment. 5 miles south of Boiling Springs on Hwy 150. Call (704) 434-6389

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

HALLOWEEN KITTENS. 5 male Black Kittens Free to Good Home 2 Litters 3 months and 6 Months call 828-744-2127


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.

HORSE HAY FOR SALE. $6-square and $40-round. 704692-6325. RIDING/PUSH MOWERS, GARDEN TILLERS, GOKARTS, MINI-BIKES. Ready to mow. All in excellent condition. Can deliver, 30+ years experience in repair work. 828980-0853, 704-476-9383. HORSE QUALITY HAY. Square and round bales. Call (704) 487-6855 BOAT MOTOR, TRAILER, BIRD CAGE. Aquarium, rabbitt cage. Boat, motor, trailer $1500. Large bird cage $50. Aquarium/ stand 50gl $100. Rabbit cage $40. Text for photos. (704) 6005596 PURE RAW LOCAL HONEY. $18 per quart, $10 per pint. Produced in Rutherford County. Call or text Jackson Corbin, 828-980-1823. REFRIGERATORS, STOVES, WASHERS, DRYERS. Discount Prices. 1205 Earl Road, Shelby NC. (704) 487-4443

MASSEY FERGUSON 4 CYLINDER DIESEL TRACTOR. Comes with front end loader, good tires, heavy duty tractor. Boom pole & clam shell bucket. Only $3500. (704) 284-1694 REGISTERED BERKSHIRE PIGLETS for sale in Rutherfordton. Born 8/30/21. only $500 each. (828) 755-1323 Wolfridgehomestead@gmail. com NEW SOUTHERN 5 FT. BUSH HOG. $1,250. 828-2873272.

MARY JANE HIPP LOOKING FOR Peggy Dimsdale and Ilene McMurry. Call 828-3053272, ask for Charles.

WANT TO BUY DANNY’S AUTOWERKS. Buying used or junk cars. Competitive prices. Call Danny 828-289-3081 or Jimmy 828289-1175. WANT TO BUY 1988 FORD RANGER. 4x4 in need of repair. (980) 552-5233 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. WE BUY JUNK VEHICLES. WE PAY TOP DOLLAR FOR VEHICLES RUNNING OR NOT, MUST HAVE A TITLE OR ID. (704) 487-5244 CRESTMIDDLE@AOL.COM

PONTOON Great Deal! Pontoon Boat For Sale, 22 ft. with trailer, 50hp Johnson, Fish Finder, runs good. $ 4500. Call 828-223-8808.

PETS & LIVESTOCK DONKEYS FOR SALE. Female Donkey and Male Baby. $500 for both. 704-692-8752, 704-692-7362. COWS FOR SALE. 4 Black Angus / Holestin Heifers and 1 Black Angus-full. All are approx. 1 year old. Call (704) 685-8565 LABRADOR RETRIEVER PUPS. Chocolate & silver. Parents are AKC registered but selling pups at unregistered prices. DOB 8/8/21, 1st shots & worming. Chocolate $400, Silver $600. Call or text. Please leave message. (828) 429-0210 GUINEAS (MALE & FEMALE) Assorted Colors. Some Full Grown and Some Half Grown. Priced $6 to $12. Call (803) 628-8817 LAB MIX PUPPIES for sale. Five females born July 6, 2021. $50.00 each. Call or text 828429-5067. GUINEA CHICKS $5. BANTAM BABIES $3; Quail 3 to 4 weeks old, hatching eggs, 50% guaranteed hatch. (704) 476-9943 POMERANIAN PUPPIES. Can register CKC. 8 wks old, shots UTD, have records. Variety of colors $1200. (828) 289-8952

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

FREE KITTENS to a good home. Approx. 6 weeks old. Call: 704-466-2325 HOMING PIGEONS. Would like to purchase young homing pigeons. 704-472-9481. PUG PUPPIES Eight weeks old. Vet checked, CKC, black and brindle $850. 7 available male and female (704) 7470382

19.5 FT TRAILER, CUSTOM BUILT. Dual axle with winch 1969 VW, 60’s - Dune body. All 3 $3350. (704) 533-1269 2018 MINI HARDTOP. 2 DOOR John Cooper Works, 36,000 miles, loaded. $26,000. (704) 419-9705 2015 CHEVROLET CRUZE. RS, 55,000 miles, Like new. Asking $7500. (704) 434-2608 2008 CHEVROLET EQUINOX. Bad engine, Body & Parts good! Rebuilt transmission (Under Warranty). Good tires and battery. 160,000 miles, $1600. (704) 473-9254 2007 BUICK LACROSSE. V-6, 3.8 All Pwr, local Forest City car, 160k miles, $3900, call 828-980-8461 (828) 980-8461

YANMAR 26HP DIESEL TRACTOR Rebuilt head. New water pump and hoses. 4 new tires, rear tires filled with antifreeze. New radiator and new starter. Oil and filter changed, new antifreeze. Comes with new 30’’ reversible pan scoop. Excellent condition! $4625.00 ‘’NO TRADES’’ (704) 718-9122

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


MALE LLAMA for sale or want to buy female llama. Please call 828-248-8060.

1950 8N FORD TRACTOR. Looks & runs good. Lots of new parts, nice paint job, 18mos ago. $3500. (704) 466-2184


REHOMING (F)GIANT & (F) TEACUP SCHNAUZERS. 1 Giant (5yr) and 1 Tcup (6yr 3pd) Schnauzers separately. Indoor only. No small children. (214) 784-5498 jellybeans202020@


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FOR SALE BY OWNER. 10+ ACRES near Boiling Springs Elementary School with County Water and Power. Located on Gold Farm Road. Property is Zoned for Residential Housing. $10,800 per acre. If no answer please leave message. CALL (704) 300-1137

SMALLER MOBILE HOME FOR RENT. $600 per month, $600 deposit. No pets. (704) 466-9984

NEED TO SELL YOUR HOUSE? I PURCHASE UNWANTED RENTAL PROPERTY AND/OR STARTER HOMES. MUST BE PRICED TO SELL! “QUICK CLOSINGS”! Call 704-472-0006. POLK COUNTY POLK COUNTY, SUNNYVIEW, NC. FOR SALE BY OWNER. Convenient location, 8 acre Restricted Estate Lot. Owner Finance Available. Call 828-429-3287. RUTHERFORD COUNTY 1/2 ACRE LOT UNRESTRICTED!! Near TIEC, $15,000. Call 864-909-1035 or visit: www.

FOR RENT MOTORCYCLES & ATVS GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES. I have full blooded German Shepherd puppies for sale $400 ea. Mother is registered and has all AKC papers. Father is full blooded but not registered. Call Perry for more info. (883) 3052683 5 SAUSAGE HOGS. Weigh about 800-900 lbs. 2 or 3 weigh about 500 lbs. Have to look at them for prices. 40 cases used, clean Mason jars, $4 case. 10 Chihuahua puppies. $100 each. 6 wks old. Need to find homes. (704) 308-4721 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@


1976 HD SPORTSTER. Not ran in 5 years. Numbers matching Clean NC title. Accepting reasonable offer. (704) 533-1269

2017 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500. 25,001 miles, $23,500, 6.2L 8cyl. 4WD, loaded with every factory option and lots of extras, non smoker. (336) 443-5090 2003 FORD RANGER XL. Longbed. 3.0 V6, Automatic, White with grey interior. Bad motor. Body in good shape. $750.00, (704) 473-0979

1976 FORD F100 XLT. Shortbed, automatic, PS, PB, AC. New inside/out, Candy Apple Red paint. New custom red interior, new chrome, 3 pages of upgrades, highly refurbished. Like new. In family almost 30 years. 4 years of work, over $40K invested. Accepting reasonable offers. (704) 533-1269

2&3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Nice and clean, water furnished. Oak Grove Community, Kings Mtn. Call or text, 704-739-0259.

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS. Now accepting applications for our waiting list at Lanier Pointe Apartments (704) 480-5982 and Lanier Pointe II Apartments (704) 482-3517. Call for price (704) 480-5982 PRIVATE RV/MOBILE HOME hookup. Text to 336-414-3618 for more information.

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

2 BEDROOM 1 BATH MOBILE HOME. Water included in $550 month, $550 deposit. No pets. 704-300-3647


2007 ITASCA NAVION $15,500. 23ft. Sleeps 5, 2 A/C, 2.7L diesel engine with 20,710 miles, non smoker. Contact: or call (910) 442-8771




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



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

LIONS SENIOR VILLAGE has 1 bedroom HUD subsidized apartments for low income seniors. Taking applications. Age 62 or older. Equal Housing Opportunity. 211 North Morgan Street, (704) 482-7723

COMMERCIAL SPACE FOR RENT. 1 unit, 1900 SF, 2 units 2400 SF. Each can be combined for 4800 SF. (704) 434-2608 1, 2 & 3 BEDROOM TOWNHOMES. Shelby, NC. We are currently accepting applications for our waiting list. Rent is based on income (and some expenses are deducted). Call or visit us today, Laurel Hill Apartments 704-4871114. Equal Housing Opportunity.

NO HEAT BILLS HERE! 1 bedroom apartment, excellent location, Shelby. Second floor. Not HAP eligible. No pets or smoking. Heat & water included in $525 month. (704) 487-5480 MOBILE HOMES & APARTMENTS. In Kings Mountain. Price starting at $100 per week. Call (704) 739-4417 RUTHERFORD COUNTY 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH, secluded 1 acre lot. No pets. First, last, security. 55 & older. Background check. Shiloh area. 828-429-9831. 2 & 3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Small private park between Spindale and Forest City. Starting at $500 per month. 828-382-0475. 4 BEDROOM 2 BATH HOUSE. Rutherford County. Partially furnished, resort area, no pets. Background check, application info required. $1200 + deposit. (704) 482-2810 ICC AREA Small efficiency apartment. Includes electric, water, sewer and garbage. $450 plus deposit and references. 828-248-1776.

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS. Now accepting applications for our waiting list for Cleveland Ridge Apartments (704) 7344000 and Kings Falls Senior Living Apartments (704) 739-6591. Call for Price (704) 734-4000


MOVE IN SPECIAL. 2 & 3 Bedroom, deposit required. $195 weekly rates. Includes power and water. NO PETS. Visit us online at Oakwood Rentals, Shelby. Call (704) 473-4299 FOR LEASE - OFFICE SPACE. Over 800 s.f. Break room included. $1250 per month. 112 E. Dixon Blvd. Suite 2, Shelby, NC 28152. (704) 923-1698

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Carolina Pro Musica concert

Catawba Riversweep hauled in the trash More than 1,500 volunteers took part in Catawba Riversweep Saturday, October 2. The one-day cleanup of the Catawba-Wateree River Basin led by the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation extended to over 50 site locations from Lake James to Lake Wateree and many sites in between including the Catawba and South Fork rivers in our area. Last year, more than 1,400 volunteers removed over 61,000 pounds of trash and recyclables from our waterways. This year’s trash total across all 55 sites was 53,585 lbs. South Fork collected 2,815 lbs. Photos provided

Carolina Pro Musica presents the second concert in the Arts at the Abbey series with Oh Boy! The Oboe! The concert features a variety of works of Bach, Handel, and Telemann with Sung Lee, baroque oboe, oboe d’amore, and recorder. Vocal works include sacred and secular compositions with guest oboist and our regular wind player. Trios are a combination of delights combining recorders, and oboe with flute or recorder. Gail Ann Schroeder of Asheville provides support on the viola gamba. The concert is Monday, October 25, 2021, at 8:00 PM in the Abbey Basilica, Belmont, NC 28012. Masks are required for attendees. The college will also continue a livestream service which can be found on the college’s website at Sung Lee

Halloween Health Fair Join in for an Outdoor Halloween Health Fair on Wednesday, October 20th at 10:00AM. Free event with local vendors, healthy snacks, fun walk, prizes, and pumpkin decorating contest. The fun walk will begin at 9:00AM and all seniors that par-

ticipate will receive a health fair t-shirt and a chance to win a $50 gift certificate for a new pair of tennis shoes. For more information please call the Gaston County Senior Center at 704-9222170.

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Lowell to host Treat Walk Participating local businesses will be providing lots of treats at a downtown Lowell event on October 28. Free to participate. Line-up starts at 3:45pm at the corner of Mill Street and E. First Street. The treat walk will begin promptly at 4:00pm and will conclude by 5:00pm. The group will be led by adult volunteers. Police and fire personnel will also assist to ensure the children’s safety. For businesses that are interested in setting up along the route, please contact Cristy at or call (704) 824-3518, option 4. There is no cost for businesses to participate.

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