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Hood Memorial BBQ Hood Memorial Church will have a BBQ fundraiser on Friday, Nov. 5 from 10am-7pm at 613 N. Main St. Belmont. PortaPit Chicken and Ribs, 1/2 chicken $12, five smoked ribs $15 comes with baked beans, slaw, rolls, and dessert. Delivery for six or more orders. Call 980-283-7007 for pre-orders.

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Cramer Mtn. Ladies Golf Assoc. holds big fundraiser By Deborah Dunlap In October of 2017, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Cramer Mountain Club Ladies’ Golf Association initiated an event that is dear to their hearts. That was the first year of their “Take a Swing Against Breast Cancer” event to benefit The Woman in Pink Boutique, a Gastonia wig boutique that provides free wigs and accessories to women facing breast cancer or other health issues. The LGA became aware of the wonderful work of two-time breast cancer survivor, Kim Beverly, along with family members, Paige Golding and Deborah Mull, when a member’s daughter, who was battling breast cancer, was provided not only a wig and accessories, but also the loving support of a woman who had faced the same journey.

Because so many LGA members had either experienced breast cancer or had a friend or family member who had, they were determined to support The Woman in Pink. With 100% of the profits going to the boutique, the golf event started small with a few hole sponsors, Ladies’ Golf Clinic, and members who played golf participating in the Closest to the Pin Challenge resulting in a check for $2,860. Gradually, more sponsors, In Honor/In Memory Hill, Raffle, and Putt-Putt Challenge were added. As a result, this year, on the 5th anniversary of the event, the LGA was excited to present a check for $19,058 to The Woman in Pink Boutique to continue their mission “to give hope and encouragement See GOLF, Page 4

2021 LGA Check Presentation to the Woman in Pink.

Gaston County Museum has new home for its artifacts collection By Alan Hodge




Local teachers among those for program to develop next generation of leaders Fourteen teachers have been chosen for Gaston County Schools’ new partnership with Gardner-Webb University that will help develop the next generation of school leaders. Several are from the BannerNews area. The teachers will be involved in a 20-month program of study, completing 36 credit hours and obtaining

a master’s degree in school administration. They will progress through the coursework together as a cohort with a blend of online classes and in-person meetings. The classes focus on topics such as executive leadership, resource management, curriculum development, and See TEACHERS, Page 7

The Gaston County Museum on the historic square in beautiful downtown Dallas is one of our region’s most popular places for folks to get a look at area exhibits and artifacts going back literally hundreds of years. However, a faulty HVAC system in the Hoffman Hotel where the museum is located put a lot of those priceless treasures at risk of destruction by mold and when that fact was revealed, museum staff and volunteers pitched in to not only save and clean the goodies but to relocate about 25,000 of them to a new and better environment. Now, that new location, located at 1904 Dallas-Cherryville Highway (about a mile from the museum) is open to See MUSEUM, Page 6

Gaston County Museum assistant director Alexandrea Pizza out front of the new collections and archives facility. Photo by Alan Hodge


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Thus Sprach Zarathustra… or something like that

I was grateful for being able to lighten my load

Well… last week Sharon and I made a journey to the wilds of Cherokee, NC. Only the wildest thing was the number of people in the doodad stores. Almost. The weather going up yonder was rain in buckets Thursday and we saw several cars speeding past us on I-40 between Hickory and Black Mtn. only to end up hydroplaning and in the ditch. When we got to Cherokee it was rain off and on but nice and cool with that mountain coolness that envelopes everything including the doodad stores. On Friday morning we got up and had a takeout breakfast and then we headed out on Hwy. 441 towards Clingmans Dome. It was cloudy and dreary and early in the morning but anything was better than the …….doodad stores. Near Clingmans Dome the sky began to lighten. The sun was drying the gloom like a huge hairdo blow drier. We came to an overlook pull-off and the fog was lifting so we decided to get out and take a look. I was not prepared for what we saw. We walked down a little catwalk path and way below a sheer drop of a couple of thousand feet was the valley floor. The trees were dark green, almost black so green, except for some that were turning red and yellow and they looked like someone had thrown a handful of Trix cereal on a dark green blanket. The mist was climbing up the valley slopes in wispy waves. It looked like smoke. Sharon says her grandfather Charlie Millard Brendle (who was mountain born and bred) uses to say to her “Sharon, that’s why they call them the Smokey Mountains.” Good ol’ Pawpee. Anyway, way off in the distance you could see the main fog bank slowly lifting. The sun was like a huge light bulb behind it and the bank had a luminous golden glow. The bank rose up and up and up and with each minute more and more dark green and red and gold flecked mountains were revealed. Other people began pulling over and getting out and joining us on the catwalk path. The

On Saturday morning, I set my alarm for 6:12am but then fell back asleep after it went off. I woke up and looked at the clock. It was 6:14. I was exhausted, but I was on a mission that morning. I needed to be the first person in line to get the oil changed in my car. Fortunately, the shower woke me up. I loaded some boxes into my car that I was taking to the community shred event. I’d get my oil changed, go to the shred event and be home in record time. I arrived at the oil change shop at 7:17. I was first in line. The manager arrived a few minutes later. He unlocked the door, let himself in and relocked the door. It’s now 7:30 and I waited outside the shop. Over the next 30 minutes, car after car arrived to be serviced. Seven people lined up behind me. This was going to be a busy day. At 8:00, the manager unlocked the door. I explained I needed the oil changed, tires rotated, and the air cleaner replaced. I commented that since I was first in line, I would be out by 8:30am. I had to be at the shred event which started at 9:00am. He informed me there were two cars from the night before ahead of me and he had only one mechanic doing oil changes. I asked if it would be done by 9:15. He said no. How about 9:30? “I’ll try,” he said. I went for coffee and

the oil change shop. I found it and went Tony Marciano through the cones that were set up. When I got to the point where the shred event was taking place, three men unloaded the boxes from my trunk. I thanked them and drove off. As I left the shred event, I thought the car felt lighter. It was as if the rear tires were not on the ground. I knew none of that was true. What happened? I got rid of some baggage that had been hanging around the house way too long. Not only was my car lighter, but my heart felt lighter as well. I encourage you to get rid of some of the things you are carrying and unload the baggage that is burdening your heart. I’ll be back in two weeks. Until then, live well my friend. Rev. Tony Marciano is the Executive Director of the Charlotte Rescue Mission. He is available to speak to your group. Go to www. and go to contact us- just ask for Pam.

breakfast and came back an hour later. The car was still inside the shop. The oil had been changed and the tires rotated, but there it sat. The air cleaner had not arrived. In fact, it didn’t arrive by 9:30. I spoke to the manager. He was frustrated that it had not come in yet. The shred event was from 9-11am. I checked my phone, and it was a two-minute drive away. If the car was done at 10:00am, I’d have plenty of time. 9:45 came as did 10:00. The car still sat in the bay. At 10:10, it rolled out. It was finally finished. I got in my car and headed to my next destination. But when I arrived, there was no shred event at that address. In fact, it was a Sonic drivethrough. I turned around and went in the other direction. I stopped at a church and then a fire house. Still, no shred event. I double checked the address I had plugged into my phone. It was correct but there was no event at any of those locations. By now, it’s 10:30. Would I miss this year’s shred event? I googled it and found an event from a few years ago. It said it was behind the Arby’s. Ironically, that was a few hundred yards from








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fog bank looked like a curtain rising on a stage of gargantuan proportions. The curtain rose and rose and then you could see rising and rising dark Alan Hodge mountains as far as Banner-News Editor the horizon. On top of the mysterious mountains was a huge bank of fluffy snow white clouds like whipped cream and on top of that the sun blazed like in an azure sky with all its early morning glory. We all stood there with mouths hanging open in reverence and awe. I thought of the opening minutes of that tone poem by Richard Strauss “Thus Sprach Zarathustra”. A swarthy Middle Eastern man walked on the cat path and stood beside me. I turned and looked at him. “That’s amazing,” I said pointing to the scene. He looked at me.. our eyes met for a few seconds of universal understanding. “It is the work of God,” he said in a thick accent. Hey maybe my Gaston County accent sounded thick to him. Soon, we all got back in our vehicles and left. Later that day, watching the TV news in our hotel room, I thought about how all of our political and social and economic squabbles and finger pointing and finger shooting are nothing but farts in whirlwinds. All of our ego trips and self-important projects and deadlines and grades and likes and dislikes and hates and much more really amount to nothing compared to what our little impromptu international and wholly by accident gathering had seen for a few minutes on a mountain roadside. I wish everyone could have seen the stunning beauty and majesty we saw that morning. It was humbling to say the very least- or as a crab fisherman once said of having been caught in 30 foot waves on the Bering Sea in winter- “People who think there isn’t a higher power need to come out here for a while.” Thus Sprach Alan.


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Let go of anger Proverbs 12:16 A fool’s displeasure is known at once, but whoever ignores an insult is sensible. The vast majority of our anger is not righteous but self-righteous. Our ego has been injured in some way, and we want to get even. Our verse from Proverbs says that an immediate reaction to an insult is foolish. So many silly arguments could be avoided if we could let go of some things. I once heard someone say that when he receives an insult, he just puts it in his left pocket, which happens to have a hole in it, and then he keeps on going. He tries to imagine the best about the other person. Maybe the guy is having a bad day or

something is going on in his life that’s causing him to say things he normally wouldn’t. Basically, he tries to give the other person some grace. Choosing to overlook an offense in this way is the right thing to do. It stops an argument in its tracks and eliminates ill feelings before they take over. The only way we will be able to ignore an insult is if we have learned to find our worth and identity in Christ. When we’re secure in His opinion of us we’re not so worried about the opinions of others. Of course, criticism and insults can still hurt, but they don’t have to devastate us, and we don’t have to react

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to women living with breast cancer.” The LGA thanks the many people who supported them in making “Take a Swing Against Breast Cancer” a huge success: the Hole Sponsors, In Honor/In Memory Sponsors, Raffle Donors, including Harold Varner III, Golf Participants, Men’s Golf Association, the Cramer Mountain Club Pro Shop and Agronomy Department Staffs, members and neighbors who stopped by the event, and the many who gave direct donations. Also, much appreciation to Rick & Pat Stilwell, owners of Cardinal Graphics, for printing all of the signs. They also want to give special recognition to their Founding Sponsor, Sandy Schultz MD, of CaroMont Breast Surgical Specialists. Not only is Dr. Schultz their very first hole sponsor, but every year she has also contributed her time to plan and work the event, while supporting it financially over and above the sponsorship amount. She is truly a kind,

generous professional! For the first time, the LGA is excited to initiate the “Diamond Donors” recognition. This honors businesses or individuals who donate $1,000 or more. The first are CMC members and owners of One World Marketing, Vanessa and Brian Henry. They sponsored a hole, participated in the In Honor recognition, and also made a surprise additional donation. The second is Corrum Capital Management located in Charlotte. After an LGA member, who is an employee, asked them to match her $100 donation, her employee agreed to that and did much more!! The LGA greatly appreciates the generosity and support of the Diamond Donors. The LGA is grateful to all who contributed to the success of their event as it was truly a team effort. Your donations will help ease the financial burden that often comes with breast cancer while giving each Pink Warrior “a place to feel beautiful, special, and comfortable.”

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Connect the Dots: It’s all about Him

Influence and improbable By Dennis Siracusa “What’s life all about;” what impact is my life making on our world?” These questions occur to lots of us often. Most of us want our lives to count for something of value but our answer to our question may steer us quite different directions; revisiting that question let’s look at the two most likely but seemingly improbable answers. 1.The Christian God named “I Am” is god alone, everlasting and eternal, and created all we see about 10,000 years ago because He is sovereign, infinitely powerful, and wanted to; OR 2. God doesn’t exist and everything we see on earth and in our universe simply happened by accident. Both seem utterly fantastic don’t they? The concept of an eternal, infinite Creator God seems impossible to grasp. The same is largely true for evolution because when we deeply investigate the complexity of life around us, what we see is mathematically impossible regardless of how many billions of years we want to subscribe to it. Eminent scientist, Werner Von Braun, noted that it is impossible for the human brain and even one other organ e.g. (an eye, heart, kidney, or lungs) to mathematically have evolved together. So where does that leave us? God has given us His inspired written word in the form of our canonized Christian bible. Within it He has clearly made Himself known and has shown us His power, love, holiness and capabilities. He has told us that we have no justification for denying His existence or for not being grateful to Him. (Romans 1:20) He has also told us that without faith it is impossible to please Him. (Hebrews 11:6.) Evolutionary theory sur-

vives based on elements protagonists propose and frequently revise. • A cosmological burst of energy 14 billion years ago. Dennis Siracusa • Human ancestry traced back to sea and marine life. • Natural Selection, adaptation and survival of the fittest. Let’s propose that both are independently probable and see where it leads us. Evolution suggests that all we see is adapting from simple to complex and that changes occurring are for the better of each species. Is that what we see happening? And at death that’s the end; we cease to exist except through offspring surviving us. By opening God’s bible we see a complete unfolding story. As fantastic and improbable as it seems it tells us vital truths. God loves all of us and has demonstrated His existence, creativity and power over and over. He has also shown us the devastation of sin and its consequences and He has given us all free choice to believe and choose Him or not. The stakes are high however, because if we choose God, we spend the rest of eternity with Him, if we reject God, we don’t just cease to exist, the bible says we spend the rest of eternity in Hell. Matthew 25:41. If evolution is the truth then we all just revert to dirt. If creation is the truth then accepting God’s offer of salvation or not is vital; our eternal destination rests on that choice.

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Community Relief Organization News... Mt. Holly CRO Thanksgiving food The Mt. Holly Community Relief Organization has the following news. Thanksgiving Bags Right now, we are collecting names of families who need assistance with their Thanksgiving meal. If you need assistance, please call us at 704-827-0450 be-

tween 9 am and 12:30 pm, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday to add your name to the list no later than Monday, November 1st. Our partner churches need time to shop, package, and coordinate pick-up events. If you don’t need help, but know of a Mount Holly family who does, please provide them with this information.

Christmas Toys We will collect the names of families who need assistance buying Christmas gifts for their children this year, as we usually do. We will provide more details in the near future. If your family needs assistance in this area, look for information coming from your child’s school soon.

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Alexandrea Pizza and museum registrar Markecia Koulesser.

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A 1920s trike and other cool stuff.

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Three of the many photos in the collection by Gaston County photographer Ennis Atkins.

MUSEUM From Page 1 the public. The collections are owned by the Gaston County Museum’s 501c3 Board of Directors and are maintained by museum collections staff. Museum assistant director Alexandrea Pizza explains in detail what happened. “The museum’s main location is at 131 W Main St and is inside the Historic Hoffman Hotel, built in 1852,” she said. “The collections were previously stored inside the early 1900’s addition to the hotel which was once the Hoffman Store. The walls are made of plaster and brick and so were very porous and drawn to moisture build up—a dangerous combination for historic artifacts. Although the former collections space was temperature and humidity controlled, it was much more difficult to keep the environment stable, hence the mold outbreak after the air conditioning went out for 48 hours in the summer of 2018.” The new home for the col-

lection is a sturdy red brick structure owned by Gaston County. It was formerly the Mary Ellen Nelson Center, an education center for children. The portion where the museum archives are now located was totally renovated and has state of the art security and environmental controls. “We are so thankful to have this new storage location and the ability to serve the public in a more direct way by sharing the art and history of Gaston County with the community,” Pizza said. So, what’s available for the public to come see? To name just a few of the vast amount of items- the collection includes pottery done by local artists, a huge number of vintage photos, painted portraits of local leaders, family documents, handwoven baskets, swords, textile related items, hats, vintage clothing, farm equipment, quilts, maps, Bibles, books, letters, and much, much more. The “stuff” fills up five temperature and humidity controlled rooms. How does one go about

seeing the archives? Well, it’s not like a library where you can just go in and browse around. “People who want to see items need to contact us and make an appointment,” Pizza said. “That also helps us know in advance what we need to collect and have ready for them.” Once a visitor arrives, they will be seated in a special viewing room with a nice table to put the materials on. The room is also kept at a cool temperature for the safety of the items. “They might want to bring a sweater,” said Pizza. So far, the new location has had a number of calls regarding materials. Interested in visiting the new Gaston Museum Collections and Archives location? It’s open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 3pm. To make an appointment contact museum registrar Markecia Koulesser at Markecia. or call 704-922-7681 and be prepared to be amazed.

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Local and Native American basketry is part of the collection.

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Congratulations Laura Ballard Teacher of Year! Congratulations to Pinewood Elementary Mt. Holly 2021-2022 Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Laura Ballard (left). Everyone at Pinewood appreciates the wonderful experiences she gives the students and the art, beauty, and laughter she brings to the school. Gaston Schools photo

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Page 7 vice, which means they can retire sometime in the next 10 years. This is why we must act now to identify, train, and develop school administrators. We have to invest in our workforce today so our schools will have leaders tomorrow.” The opportunity for teachers to earn a master’s degree from Gardner-Webb is offered through the Superintendent’s Leadership Academy. Tuition is free for the teachers who are chosen for the program; participants have to pay for books, which will be about $200 a semester. Through the partnership, Gardner-Webb and the school district will split the cost to pay for the participants’ tuition, which is estimated at $20,000 per teacher. “Sometimes, teachers have an interest in becoming a school administrator and show promise of being an excellent one, but they do not have the financial resources to pay for a master’s degree,” explained Dr. Booker. “This partnership takes the financial burden out of the equation so teachers can work toward fulfilling their educational career goals.” Dr. Booker concluded, “We are extremely grateful for Gardner-Webb University’s commitment to helping us train and develop future school leaders. This new program is a winwin for Gaston County Schools and Gardner-Webb University, and we look forward to seeing how it benefits our teachers, our schools, and our community.”

TEACHERS From Page 1 research and assessment. More than 50 teachers applied for the opportunity. The following teachers were chosen: Savanna Abernathy, Bessemer City Central Elementary School; Laura Benson, Grier Middle School; Woodrow Boyles, Highland School of Technology; Daphne Jordan, Carr Elementary School; Shylane Laing Jordan, Grier Middle School; Angie Molla, Catawba Heights Elementary School; Emily Morton, Lowell Elementary School; Wanda Reid, Warlick Academy; Monica Sherer, Costner Elementary School; Meghann Sneed, John Chavis Middle School; Paris Suttenfield, Lowell Elementary School; Jordan Wallace, Holbrook Middle School; Heather Ulep Waters, South Point High School; Marcia White, Robinson Elementary School. With the degree in hand, the teachers will be candidates to take on administrative positions in Gaston County Schools such as assistant principal, dean of students, curriculum/academic facilitator, and lead/content teacher. According to Superintendent of Schools W. Jeffrey Booker, the school district is taking steps now to prepare promising educators for leadership roles. Dr. Booker said, “We estimate that more than two thirds of the school administrators in Gaston County Schools already have 20 or more years of ser-


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Church Directory F First Bap is Church Baptist Chu ch Cramerton 8th Ave • Cramerton, 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

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

210 Park Street, Belmont NC


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

Message of Love Church

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

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

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

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

CrossFix Ministries 6131 Wilkinson Blvd. 704-879-4499

Crossroads Church 101 Beaty Rd. 704-827-8381

Centerview Baptist Church 2300 Acme Road 704-827-2061

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

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

306 Pearl Beaty Dr. 704-827-6500

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

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

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

503 N. Main Street 704-825-9600

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

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

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

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

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

St. Marks United Methodist Church

First United Methodist Church of Belmont

701 Secrest Ave. 704-825-8175

807 South Point Road 704-825-2106

The Pointe

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

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

Catawba Heights Church of God CBC-Memorial Apostolic

Queen Of The Apostles Catholic Church

6325 Wilkinson Blvd. 704-755-5034

312 W. Glendale Ave. 704-827-2726

212 South Street 704-825-7269

909 Edgemont Ave 704-825-5346

Exodus Church

Burge Memorial Methodist Church

Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist

East Belmont Free Will Baptist

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


122 Tomberlin Rd. 704-827-4225

118 School Street 704-827-7071

Ebenezer United Methodist Church

Containers/Trailers Sales & Storage Rental

6700 Wilkinson Blvd 704-825-1709

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

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

230 W. Charlotte Ave. 704-827-0968

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

Cramerton Temple of God Church 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

1117 Old NC Hwy 27 704-827-8826

207 Lowell Ave. 704-824-4213

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

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

154 N. Main St. 704-824-3831

West Cramerton United Methodist Church


5339 S. New Hope Rd 704-825-8252

Cramer Memorial United Methodist Church

Shiloh AME Zion Methodist

541 Costner St. 704-827-0004

Gaston Christian Church

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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Gaston County Heritage and Harvest Days event scenes

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The Gaston County Heritage and Harvest Days event at Dallas Park last weekend was huge success with swarms of folks coming out to see old time farm equipment, crafts, vintage technology, antiques, great food, and more. Here are some photos from the event that let people get out and enjoy some fine fall weather and fantastic fun. Gaston Parks and Rec. photos

Lowell Fall Festival was a hit

Lowell’s Festival in the Park on October 9 was a big success. Lowell Parks and Recreation coordinated this event with help from: Lowell Public Works, Lowell Police Department, Lowell Community Committee volunteers, food, beverage, and craft vendors, Shelby Rae Moore Band, The Don Gibson Theatre, Palmetto Amusements, and sponsor CaroMont Health.

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Belmont Middle Wildcats The Belmont Middle School Wildcats football team clashed with the Southwest Middle School Roadrunners last week for the countywide championship crown. In a hard fought gridiron contest that went to the wire, Southwest prevailed by a score of 16-6 to earn their fourth straight title. Here are photos from the brave battle. Photos by Calvin Craig and Bill Bostick

Don’t forget to give a shout out to the Belmont Middle School cheerleaders for urging the Wildcats football team on during their outstanding season.

Thursday, October 21, 2021

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Thursday, October 21, 2021

BANNER-NEWS OBITUARIES was born January 19, 1943 in Gaston County, North Carolina, a son of the late Carl Queen and Lucille Pack Queen. Barry was a 1961 graduate of Belmont High School and proud veteran of the U. S. Air Force. He retired from R. L. Stowe Mills after many years of faithful service then worked with Victory Chevrolet as a lead driver. Barry was a Godly man who served actively within his church home. He was a very loving husband and father and was proud of his beautiful grandchildren. He will be missed greatly by his wife of Belmont, North Carolina nearly 30 years Rita Wright Queen; son Craig Queen and Barry Clement Queen, 78 his wife Kellie of Belmont; passed away unexpectedly stepson Darin Little and his on October 15, 2021. He wife Selena of Belmont; step daughter Tracey Reynolds

Barry Clement Queen

and husband Wes of Greenville, SC; grandchildren Blake, Greyson and Asheton Queen, Carley and Taylor Reyolds; sister Judy Coile. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Denise Sackinger. A service celebrating Barry’s life was held at Ranlo Baptist Church, 1:00 pm, Tuesday, October 19, 2021 with Rev. James Land officiating. The family received friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ranlo Baptist Church, 1517 Spencer Mountain Road, Gastonia, NC 28054. Condolence messages may be sent online at McLean Funeral Directors of Belmont is serving the Queen family.

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What will you do? By Rev. Trent Rankin Salvation Church, Gastonia, NC A few weeks ago, I got a jury summons in the mail. My daughter asked me what it meant. I took a moment to explain to her that in this country, we all have the right to a trial judged by a group of our peers. As a juror, we must decide based on the evidence if someone is guilty or innocent. Often in our lives, we have to take stands on many things. As divided as our society is today, more than likely we will have to take a stand one way or another. As Christians, we will face times when we need to take a stand for Jesus. In Matthew 27:11-26, after Jesus was arrested in the garden, He faced trial by the High Priest and other religious leaders. They condemned Jesus to death even though He had done nothing wrong. However, they had no power to condemn a person, so they took Jesus to the Roman governor, Pontius Pilate. Pilate knew the High Priest and religious leaders had brought Jesus because they were jealous of Him. He also knew that Jesus was innocent and did not deserve death. Pilate tried to release Jesus, even offering to release Him during the annual prison release, except the people chose a notorious criminal Barabbas instead. The religious

leaders even threatened Pilate that if He released Jesus, he was going against Rome. Pilate finally took a basin of water and washed his hands, saying he washed his hands of Jesus, turning Him over Rev. Trent Rankin to the people to be crucified. Pilate had to take a stand. He could have freed Jesus, yet he chose not to act. One way or another, we will make a choice in life. When Pilate washed his hands, it did not absolve him of the guilt of Jesus’ death. Pilate knew what was right, yet he condemned an innocent man. As we face choices in life, we know what is right. We may see someone in need, an injustice being done, or a person who needs to hear the gospel. What will we do? Inaction may seem safe, yet it will cost us our character and virtue. Pilate had to face the knowledge he was guilty of the blood of Jesus. Taking a stand may cost us. Standing up for Jesus in the midst of an age far from God may cost us friends, jobs, or other things we have. One thing is for sure however, we never fail standing up for Jesus. We may not gain the praise of this world, but we know our reward is in heaven. When important decisions arise in your life this week, what will you do?

Cramer, South Point and East Gaston all have shot at playoffs By John Wilson

The 2021 high school football regular season is winding down. While there are still a few games left on the schedule many local teams can't help but look ahead just a little to see what their chances are at postseason play. The formula to determine playoff eligibility is complicated. While overall record definitely counts conference standing is of utmost importance. To guarantee a playoff spot a team needs to come in first or second in their conference. After that teams across the state are ranked according to a formula approved by the North Carolina High School Athletics Association. The formula is based off of a team’s RPI. RPI stands for Ratings Percentage Index. The RPI ranks teams based on their winning percentage, their opponent’s winning percentage and their opponents, opponents winning percentage. Sound complicated? Well it is. Let’s break it down. If you don't finish first or second in your conference then your RPI formula ranking will determine whether or not you get a playoff spot. As of right now East Gaston, South Point, and Stuart Cramer have no way of finishing the regular season in first or second in their conferences. However, all three teams have a shot at getting a playoff slot based on what their RPI looks like at the end of the season. As of press time Cramer and East Gaston both have two conference games left on their schedule while South

Point has three. Here is a breakdown of where each teams stands and what they have going for them moving forward. East Gaston Sitting at 5-3 the East Gaston Warriors have been the surprise of the year. The Warriors field a well-rounded offense featuring an excellent running game and a credible passing attack. The running back duo of Justin Hill and Markel McKinney prime the Warrior offense. McKinney and Hill are talented players that complement each other. Both are capable of taking over a game, and both bring something different to the table. Hill is a tough downhill runner, while McKinney is a dual threat weapon capable of burning defenses on the ground and by catching balls out of the backfield. So far this year Hill has 1075 yards off of 129 carries for 12 touchdowns while McKinney has 850 yards and 11 scores off of 90 carries. McKinney has also hauled in 25 passes for 387 yards and four touchdowns. While not flashy the Warriors defense is sound. For the most part they keep the team in the game. Looking forward East Gaston has two Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference games left. This week the Warriors line up against Shelby and then next week they finish the regular season against Highland Tech. Based on the laws of averages it's probable that EG will finish the year 6-4, but anything is possible.

While 6-4 is a decent record it doesn't exactly illustrate how much improvement the Warriors have made this year. In two of East Gaston's losses the games went down to the wire. This week's loss against Burns and an October 3rd game against Stuart Cramer were decided by only one score. If East Gaston had gotten a bounce here or there they could have easily have been 7-1. East Gaston head coach JT Postell thinks that the future is full of possibilities. "We would have liked to pull off a win last night," Postell said. "That would probably have locked us in.” Postell understands that nothing is etched in stone at this stage, but EG is still in the game. "Everyone is adjusting to the new playoff format," Postell added. "I think we still have a decent shot at making the playoffs. That was one of our goals going into the season." South Point Along with Stuart Cramer, South Point is one of two local teams in the Big South 3A. As of press time the Red Raiders were 5-3 with three games left to go. South Point still has games against Ashbrook, Forestview and North Gaston left on the schedule. If everything works out for the Red Raiders they could very well finish up with an 8-3 record but can still do no better than third in the Big South. Even if South Point can't win the Big South they are still a force to be reckoned with.

The Red Raiders triple option offense is still potent. Senior running back Tyson Riley has had a good year, so far running for over 1300 yards and 16 TDs. On the other side of the ball the South Point defense has shown that they are capable of keeping pace with just about anyone. Linebacker Ryan Harris is the Red Raiders top tackler with 62 tackles so far this year. While it’s hard not to think about the various “what if” situations South Point head coach Adam Hodge is doing his best to focus on the here and now. He knows that with the new playoff format any improvements to South Point's final record will only help the cause. "It's tough on everyone," Hodge said of the new format. If South Point wins out they have a better than average shot at a bracket spot. South Point has two things going for them that increase their playoff chances. First is that the fact that the Red Raiders play in the Big South, one of the toughest conferences in the state. Secondly, the Red Raiders opted to play a tough non-conference schedule with some top tier teams. Those two factors, when combined will definitely enhance South Point’s RPI.

Roquemore is an elite athlete who is capable of passing and running with equal efficiency. So far this year Roquemore has thrown for 1,257 yards and 10 touchdowns and ran for another 426 and four scores. The Cramer defense is stingy and opportunistic. The unit is led by defensive end Arias Nash and linebackers Josue Sanchez and Daimean Fernandez. While the Cramer offense has been explosive and the Storm's defense has been outstanding the path forward will still be tough. Cramer is vying for a playoff spot in a very competitive Big South 3A. Like South Point, Cramer will greatly enhance their chances of getting a playoff spot by winning out their final two games against North Gaston and Forestview. If the Strom win out they will finish the season with a

6-4 record. Like South Point, the RPI may just work in their favor. Due to the toughness of the teams playing in the Big South, Cramer may just have an edge over teams from weaker conferences. Head coach Ben McMillan knows how important the final games are. He also hasn't counted his team out. "We definitely have a shot of getting into the playoffs,” McMillan said. “We just have to take care of business these last two games." Of course at this stage in the game anything is possible. What will happen is anyone's guess. There are no crystal balls or easy predictions to rely on. What can be said is that if the Storm, Warriors and Red Raiders hope to line up for post season action next month they need to win as many of their remaining games as possible.

Stanley plans Veterans Day event

On November 7th the Second Annual Stanley Cemetery Ancestry Fund Veterans Day Celebration will take place in Stanley. It will be held at the Stanley Pentecostal Holiness Church, 113 E. Parkwood Stuart Cramer The Stuart Cramer Storm Street, Stanley, NC. The cermay have the toughest route emony begins at 6:00 p.m. No going forward. Right now the reservations are needed but Storm are 4-4. come early to be sure you get In 2021 Cramer proved a seat. to be a dynamic and exciting The audience will be enteam to watch. tertained with a host of great The offense is led by Big speakers providing important South all-conference stand information, patriotic music, out quarterback Jason Roque- and an inspiring keynote more. speaker who is Colonel Jerry

E. Baird Jr. He is currently assigned as the North Carolina National Guard Director of Counterdrug as well as the Brigade Commander for the 2500 Soldiers assigned to the 130th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade. Each family attending will receive a commemorative Program Guide that includes the names of veterans being honored or remembered for their service to our country and other helpful information. Veterans in attendance will receive a memento.

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Photos by Michael Strauss and Mark Giacomin

Mt. Island Charter Homecoming game against Bishop McGuiness Catholic The Mt. Island Charter School Raptors played their homecoming game against Bishop McGuiness Catholic High (Kernersville) last Friday. Homecoming King and Queen were Leonard Hadley and Sandy Osterndorf. Here are some shots from the game and a wrap-up by Coach Robert Washington. Box Score and Stats Score- Mt. Island 47 Bishop McGuiness 0 Player of the Game Nominations Offense Ben Patton, JR, RB 10 carries 148 yards and 2 Touchdowns Defense Trevin Moyer, SR, DB- 4 tackles, 2 Interceptions- 95 yard touchdown (142 total Interception yards) Leonard Hadley- 8 tackles, Homecoming King Quadir Huggins, SR, DB- 9 tackles, fumble cause Special Teams Austin McConnel, SR, K- 2 field goals (33 yard long), 5 Xtra Points, 4 kickoffs 199 yards

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The scariest part of Halloween




By Lisa Harper With Halloween fast approaching, many are now gearing up for this ghoulish holiday…buying up costumes and decorating, but most of all, stocking up on candy… and lots of it. Can you say 2.6 billion dollars? This is an average in candy sales in most recent years. Studies show kids can consume up to three cups of sugar eating Halloween candy. This would be the equivalent of 169 sugar cubes. Which reminds me of a headline I read just a few weeks ago… we are not entering the flu

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season, rather… it is the beginning of *sugar season*… and this popular, celebrated event kicks this into high gear. It is hard to resist the extensive variety of candy out there..especially this time of year. You may not have enjoyed some of these since childhood. Retro candy makes a comeback, seemingly…enticing us even more with its limited availability. It’s no wonder Halloween is one of the most eagerlyanticipated holidays, not only for kids, but adults too. We all have a sweet tooth..I was certainly born with one..but I have recently learned sugar no longer likes me. I crossed this proverbial bridge four months ago. As a culture, we are becoming more health conscious

and the choices we have in sweet treats is beginning to reflect that. Otherwise, those who digress will eventually see bad lab results in due time. Trust me on this. For every sweet you consume, counter it with a healthy habit. That handful of delectable M&Ms? Allow them only after a full glass of water. Whatever your favorite is..caramel apples, pumpkin cupcakes, Hershey bar, etc.. be mindful the work it takes to undo your indulgence. Let the only scares this Halloween come from the ghosts, goblins, and witches you’ll see walking in your neighborhood and town. Have fun, and watch out for those brooms and black cats. Have a safe & happy Halloween.


CLUES ACROSS 1. Break 7. Ruled Russia 13. Having several lobes 14. Walked around proudly 16. Atomic #77 17. Largest living land animals 19. The Great Lakes State 20. A type of toast 22. Partner to feather 23. Bristlelike 25. Bowwn 26. Distributes 28. Hairlike structure 29. Sino-Soviet block (abbr.) 30. Where wrestlers work 31. Blood relation 33. A great deal 34. Round Dutch cheese 36. Move further away from 38. Type of wrap 40. Furies 41. Removes from the record 43. Young salmon 44. Feline 45. Skin decor 47. Diswgure 48. They __ 51. Formal term for “on” 53. Weight of precious stones 55. Traveled rapidly 56. Long-winged aquatic bird 58. Prickly husk 59. Expressed pleasure 60. Exclamation of surprise 61. Most irritable 64. Virginia 65. Optimistic 67. Humorous works 69. Arranged systematically 70. Emerges CLUES DOWN 1. Wives of a polygamous man 2. Where hurt ballplayers land 3. Single-celled animal 4. Rhythmic pattern 5. One from Utah 6. A group of seven 7. Refrains from inyicting 8. Light brown

9. Humanistic discipline 10. Emits coherent radiation 11. It says who you are 12. Roundworm 13. Group of Native Americans 15. Makes wider 18. Headgear 21. One who sets others free 24. Form of communication 26. A Brit’s mother 27. Title of respect 30. Famed modernist painter 32. One-time province of British India 35. Prosecutors 37. Motor vehicle 38. Non-religious 39. Native Americans of Colorado and Wyoming 42. Pouch 43. Touch gently 46. Chose 47. Actress Tomei 49. Former Broncos coach Dan 50. Icelandic poems 52. More decent 54. Grillmasters use it 55. Self-immolation by wre rituals 57. Expression of annoyance 59. __ Spumante (Italian wine) 62. Consumed 63. Body part 66. Thus 68. Rupee

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


TOY SHOW & COLLECTIBLES. Saturday, November 20th, Old Mooresboro School Gym, 308 Main Street, Mooresboro, NC 28114, 9:00AM3:00PM. Admission $5, under 10 free; $25 setup fee, limit 3 tables, bring your own table, setup time 7:00AM-9:00AM. Call 828-351-8822 or 704-6927702.

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) 480-9340 ALIVE APPAREL SCREEN PRINTING. Hiring for Production Worker, Warehouse, Screen Department needed. Apply in person M-F 10am-3pm. 331 Jim Cline Road, Fallston, NC. 28042


AMAZING ONE DAY SALE! Christmas toys, gifts, decor, decorations and winter clothing at 70-90% off original retail! Most everything in store is only $1.99 & $2.99. The AMAZING SIDE DOOR ONE DAY SALE: Saturday November 6th, 9am5pm. CASH ONLY at these prices! Next To Mighty Dollar, Forest City. BARGAIN WAREHOUSE 120, LLC. We have a little bit of everything! Live edge wood; Walnut, Oak. We also have furniture, Christmas trees, survival foods, laundry detergent. Come visit our store soon! 758 NC 120. Mooresboro, NC Thursday and Friday 10am to 5pm Saturday’s 10am to 3pm or call for appointment at your convenience. (864) 491-2199

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. 704-477-9119 or 704-472-9367. 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) 4185736 RETIRED GENERAL CONTRACTOR AVAILABLE for small job repairs and fixes. Deck repair a specialty. Rutherford/Cleveland County areas. Bob, 828-476-6058. 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, drugfree, he’s an all around great guy and handyman, so call Rob today and see what I can help you with. 980-295-0750.

COINS * COINS * COINS. We Buy & Sell Coins. “Coin Collector Supplies.” JAKE’S KNIVES & COLLECTIBLES. 1008 South Lafayette Street, Shelby. Call 704600-6996 (980) 295-5568

EMPLOYMENT NOW HIRING Durable Medical Equipment Billing and Sales Associate - Full-time. Apply in person at Medical Arts Pharmacy 108 East Grover Street, Shelby, NC 28150 FULL TIME EXPERIENCED AUTOMOTIVE MECHANIC. Apply In Person at 1900 Elizabeth Ave., Shelby, NC (704) 482-0441 ONE ON ONE CARE is hiring for all shifts. Full/part-time hours available. Group homes are 6 beds or less. CNA/Nursing assistant jobs available but not required. No exp. necessary, all trainings included. Please apply in person at 203 Lee St., Shelby. FULL TIME MAINTENANCE MAN NEEDED. Maintain rental properties. Must have valid NC Drivers license. Pay depends on experience. (704) 473-4299 NOW HIRING Roofing Laborer. Call 704-477-0516. CARPENTERS & CARPENTER HELPERS NEEDED. Lake Lure area. Pay between $14 and $18 per hour. Must have dependable transportation. Dale Fender 828-289-9399.


BUSINESS SERVICES SHIPMAN’S MASONRY- 48 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Brick, Block & Stone, Outside Fireplaces, Foundations, Underpinnings. “Free Estimates”. 1st Quality Work! (863) 532-1587 24 HOUR MOBILE MECHANIC. I will come to you to repair any car, lawnmower or tractor. Honest & reliable. (704) 300-2332




NEW COPPER HANGING KITCHEN pot holder. Antique baby or doll crib/cradle. Formal ladies dresses 14-16. Purses. Agatha Christie antique books in original holder. Mens London Fog lined all weather coat. Canning jars, pints, quarts with utensils. Like new oak computer desk. Miscellaneous ladies clothing 1416. Mens wool top coat. Miscellaneous end tables. 386-299-1161.

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

16X40 OR TWO STORY BUILDINGS BUILT ON SITE. 1 DAY INSTALL. J. Johnson Sales INC. 828-245-5895.

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

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

YARD SALES CLEVELAND COUNTY YARD SALE Sat., Oct. 23rd, 8 am-Until. Air conditioner, Tools, Furniture, Household items and etc. 128 EA Bingham Rd, Kings Mountain, NC 28086 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-Shorts-TopsSweaters-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 SALE ON LOCATION. Sat., Oct. 23rd, 2021 from 8:00 AM-2:00 PM. Torch Kit, Paint Sprayer, Router, 2 Old Cast Iron Sinks, Atocha Coins, Belt Buckles, Misc. Jewelry, Canes, Set of Elvis Presley Proof Cards, and Lots of Halloween Costumes. At 4513 Polkville Road (Across from Polkville Methodist Church) Hwy. 226, Shelby, NC 28150 RUTHERFORD COUNTY NEIGHBORHOOD YARD SALE SAT., OCT 23, 7AM-until. There will be a little bit of everything! Hazelwood Drive Community, Forest City, NC 28043


Deadline: Friday at 12:00 Noon

FIREWOOD FOR SALE. All types already split. Can deliver. Truck & Trailer loads, starting at $75. Will negotiate. 704-4667623 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@yahoo. com

PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS with Scratch Pads! Press Room Printing. 704-482-2243. (704) 538-5788

WATCH 7000 TV CHANNELS. Movies, sports, adult channels. $200. Watch same channels on tablet $200. Now you can buy any iPhone. (704) 962-9007 CATTLE GATE 5’X12’. 2 plastic 55 gallon drums. 8”x9.25” stainless pipe. (704) 538-3809 12 STRING GUITAR, JBP. Like new. Rosewood neck, Spruce top with case, mahogany body. $140. (864) 619-9372 FIREWOOD FOR SALE. Long wheelbase load. Fully loaded. $70.00/load. Delivered. 864-4924793 or 803-627-9408.

CLEVELAND MEMORIAL PARK BURIAL PLOTS. Total of 4 burial plots. 2x2 (2 separate areas) $600 each or 2 for $1,000 (404) 543-8457 nfln5090@gmail. com 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

HORSE QUALITY HAY. Square and round bales. Call (704) 4876855 LAND FOR SALE. @ 55 acres in Sunshine community. Abuts Yellow Top estate. Call for details if interested. (813) 362-8886 MOVING - USED FURNITURE SALE. Couches, day beds, recliners & much much more. 828657-4167

NEON BEER LIGHTS. All working, some very rare. Pool table lights. Collecting for 30 years. Prices vary. (704) 533-1269

FREE FLASHLIGHT WHILE SUPPLIES LAST The South’s Largest Online Mall has FREE flashlights while supplies last. Visit today!


CRAFTSMAN RADIAL ARM SAW. Older model, works fine, 10” saw. $160. (828) 453-0178

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 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 HORSE HAY FOR SALE. $6-square and $40-round. 704692-6325.

KILL ALL YOUR WEEDS! Ranger Pro 2.5 gallon. $44.00. 828287-3272.

DEER CORN, 60 POUND BAG. $9. Callahan Farms. 704-3005341- Steve; 704-472-8865 - Cletus; 704-300-5341- Todd (704) 692-1627

1967/68 MUSTANG NOS Right and left side quarter panels. Plus NOS taillight panel. All 3 $2900. (704) 533-1269 RUGER PREDATOR RIFLE. 2 yrs.old, 6.5 creedmore, Custom camo stock, Zeiss 4x12 scope, 4 mags. Ammo, if interested. $650. 704-692-8502. ACEPHATE FIRE ANT KILLER. Works great! $12.99. Call 828287-3272. NEW CANNING JARS with Lids & Seals. $17.67 per case. Call 828-287-3272. PROPANE GRILL TANKS REFILLED. Only $10.99. Call 828287-3272. 7 TON & 5 TON EQUIPMENT TRAILERS. In Stock! contact J. Johnson Sales, Inc., Forest City. (828) 245-5895

CAN YOU FIND THE LINK? Visit the South’s Largest Online Mall to get your free flashlight.

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.

ALL METAL GARAGES. Big Discounts! Zero down. Call for more details. 828-382-0455.

MIXED FIREWOOD. $50 PICKUP load, you pick up. Also cedar logs for milling. 828-606-4447. 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

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.

AGRI-FAB TECUMSEH 8HP Leaf Vacuum and limb grinder, $650. 704-460-9762

MORGAN’S FIREWOOD. Mixed Seasonal Hardwood, Cut Split Delivered only $75.00 call 828395-0758

FLAG POLES, FLAGS IN STOCK. Pickup or we deliver and install available. J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City. Call 828245-5895.

6X10 & 6X12 DUMP TRAILERS In STOCK. (5 Ton) contact J. Johnson Sales, Inc., Forest City. (828) 245-5895 DEER CORN. SHELLED, 50lbs, $10.05. 828-287-3272. UTILITY BUILDINGS, STORAGE BUILDINGS. Steel, Wood, Vinyl. Some fully insulated, 1 to 2 day delivery if buy from stock. Cash or low down payment with monthly payments. No credit ok. J. Johnson Sales INC. 828-2455895.

RIDING/PUSH MOWERS, GARDEN TILLERS, GO-KARTS, MINI-BIKES. Ready to mow. All in excellent condition. Can deliver, 30+ years experience in repair work. 828-980-0853, 704-4769383. PURE RAW LOCAL HONEY. $18 per quart, $10 per pint. Produced in Rutherford County. Call or text Jackson Corbin, 828-9801823. REFRIGERATORS, STOVES, WASHERS, DRYERS. Discount Prices. 1205 Earl Road, Shelby NC. (704) 487-4443

LOST & FOUND MARY JANE HIPP LOOKING FOR Peggy Dimsdale and Ilene McMurry. Call 828-305-3272, ask for Charles.

WANT TO BUY 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. WANT TO BUY. ATV’s, Pop-Up Campers and Small Travel Trailers. Call 828-429-3935. DANNY’S AUTOWERKS. Buying used or junk cars. Competitive prices. Call Danny 828-2893081 or Jimmy 828-289-1175. WANT TO BUY 1988 FORD RANGER. 4x4 in need of repair. (980) 552-5233

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CASH FOR YOUR CAR running or not, title or no title. Call Charles Dellinger at Red Road Towing. 704-692-6767, (704) 487-0228

YOUNG BLACK LAB (MALE) $200. Variety of Chihuahua & Feist (All Lap Dogs) All Under 3 Years Old $100 up . Call (704) 473-8300

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@

1998 FORD RANGER XLT. 4.0 engine. 5 speed transmisson. Looks brand new. Call for Price. 704-473-5771.




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

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 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 WANTED: OLD AND NEW AMMO. Reloading supplies. Call 828-245-6756 or cell # 828-2891488. WANT TO BUY CARS, TRUCKS. Trailers, Tractors, Farm Equipment. Must have ID and proof of ownership. Callahan’s Towing. (704) 692-1006

FARM & GARDEN 4’X5’ ROUND BALES FESCUE HAY. $10 to $40 per Bale. Call for details. (704) 215-0214 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 NEW SOUTHERN 5 FT. BUSH HOG. $1,250. 828-287-3272.

COWS FOR SALE. 4 Black Angus / Holestin Heifers and 1 Black Angus-full. All are approx. 1 year old. Call (704) 685-8565


GUINEAS (MALE & FEMALE) Assorted Colors. Some Full Grown and Some Half Grown. Priced $6 to $12. Call (803) 6288817 DONKEYS FOR SALE. Female Donkey and Male Baby. $500 for both. 704-692-8752, 704-6927362 GUINEA CHICKS $5. BANTAM BABIES $3; Quail 3 to 4 weeks old, hatching eggs, 50% guaranteed hatch. (704) 476-9943

FREE KITTENS to a good home. Approx. 6 weeks old. Call: 704-466-2325 DOG KENNELS. 7x7, 5x10, 10x10, 10x20, 20x20 tops, split kennels. Pickup or we deliver and install available. J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City. 828-2455895.

POLK COUNTY, SUNNYVIEW, NC. FOR SALE BY OWNER. Convenient location, 8 acre Restricted Estate Lot. Owner Finance Available. Call 828-4293287.

1/2 ACRE LOT UNRESTRICTED!! Near TIEC, $15,000. Call 864-909-1035 or visit: 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

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

FOR RENT CLEVELAND COUNTY 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

2015 CHEVROLET CRUZE RS. 55,000 miles, Like new. Asking $7500. (704) 434-2608

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




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

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

PONTOON Great Deal! Pontoon Boat For Sale, 22 ft. with trailer, 50hp Johnson, Fish Finder, runs good. $ 4500. Call 828-2238808.

2008 CHEVROLET EQUINOX. Bad engine, Body & Parts good! Rebuilt transmission (Under Warranty). Good tires and battery. 160,000 miles, $1600. (704) 473-9254


PUG PUPPIES Eight weeks old. Vet checked, CKC, black and brindle $850. 7 available male and female (704) 747-0382 LAB MIX PUPPIES for sale. Five females born July 6, 2021. $50.00 each. Call or text 828429-5067.

2018 MINI HARDTOP. 2 door John Cooper Works, 36,000 miles, loaded. $26,000. (704) 419-9705

FOREST RIVER LACROSSE RV. $27,000. For Sale 37.5 ft 2016 Lacrosse Luxury Light 337 RKT by Forest River. Extreme Thermal Package. NADA Average Retail = $42,120 Low Retail = $34,940 (704) 472-7236 MICHELEWESSON@GMAIL. COM


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 MOBILE HOMES & APARTMENTS. In Kings Mountain. Price starting at $100 per week. Call (704) 739-4417

PETS & LIVESTOCK CKC REG YORKIES We have 2M, 2F Yorkies available. $850 each Firm. Frentons M/F available $750. Chihuahuas $450. (704) 449-7970 REHOMING (F)GIANT & (F)TEACUP SCHNAUZERS. 1 Giant (5yr) and 1 Tcup (6yr 3pd) Schnauzers separately. Indoor only. No small children. (214) 784-5498

1, 2 & 3 BEDROOM TOWNHOMES. Shelby, NC. We are currently accepting applications for our waiting list. Rent is based on income (and some expenses are deducted). Call or visit us today, Laurel Hill Apartments 704-487-1114. Equal Housing Opportunity. 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 COMMERCIAL SPACE FOR RENT. 1 unit, 1900 SF, 2 units 2400 SF. Each can be combined for 4800 SF. (704) 4342608

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS. Now accepting applications for our waiting list for Cleveland Ridge Apartments (704) 7344000 and Kings Falls Senior Living Apartments (704) 7396591. Call for Price (704) 7344000 2&3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Nice and clean, water furnished. Oak Grove Community, Kings Mtn. Call or text, 704-739-0259. RUTHERFORD COUNTY OAKLAND ROAD 2BR APARTMENT. Like new. Appliances, sewer, water, garbage included. $595 plus deposit and references. 828-248-1776. 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH, secluded 1 acre lot. No pets. First, last, security. 55 & older. Background check. Shiloh area. 828-429-9831.

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

19.5 FT TRAILER, CUSTOM BUILT. Dual axle with winch ‘69 VW, 60’s VW - Dune body. All 3 $3350. (704) 533-1269

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

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.




2 & 3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Small private park between Spindale and Forest City. Starting at $500 per month. 828-382-0475.

2015 POLARIS SPORTSMAN XP 1000. Excellent Condition. Only 1207 Miles (132 Hours) $5500.00 Call (704) 482-0441

4 BEDROOM 2 BATH HOUSE. Rutherford County. Partially furnished, resort area, no pets. Background check, application info required. $1200 + deposit. (704) 482-2810

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



OCEAN LAKES MYRTLE BEACH. Cottage N34. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, den, kitchen, dining, covered deck, near country store. Call Dorcas, 803718-2659. 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.


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Stuart Cramer Storm soccer having a great season! The Stuart Cramer Storm varsity soccer team has been having a fantastic season and as of last week had compiled a 16-2 record. Here are some scenes from a recent 2-1 victory over the South Point Red Raiders soccer squad. Photos by Bill Bostick/Tarheel Sports Photography

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