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News from a neighbor! Volume 87 • Issue 40

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

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Ida Rankin driver Francina Burris has a magic bus By Alan Hodge

Francina Burris has the patience of Job, the heart of an angel, and the driving skills of a Grand Prix champ. So, what has she done with those skills? She has driven a school bus for over 40 years. You read that right- over 40 years. There’s a song by the group The Who entitled “The Magic Bus”. Burris has one- it’s 40 feet long and yellow. The atmosphere she creates for her Ida Rankin

Elementary and Mt. Holly Middle school riders is just that- magic. Any day might see her console a kid who has had a hard day. Or send one that has been a bit rambunctious in the back of the bus to a seat right next to her. Either way, and a lot of in-between, Burris maintains her jovial yet no-nonsense demeanor. Burris calls school bus driving her “calling”. She started driving at Ida Rankin in 1980. “I wanted to be a truck driver but that didn’t happen so I became a bus driver,” Burris said. “It was a good

decision.” Burris begins her day by arriving at Ida Rankin at 6am. She’s on the road by 6:30am. Her route includes the Kendrick Square Apts. and Old NC27. The loop is around 17 miles. In the afternoon she does it over again, then she goes to her second shift job at A&E. Burris is not quite sure how many kids she bussed over the years but a rough estimate would be in the neighborhood of 1,600. One of Ida Rankin’s teachers, Mr. Noles, was even a passenger See BURRIS, Page 3

Ida Rankin Elementary bus driver Francina Burris has been behind the wheel for over four decades. Photo by Alan Hodge

Moonlight on Main will light up downtown Belmont

Cramerton Historical Museum honoring local fish camp heritage

By Melinda Skutnick On average, the moon sits a whopping 226,000 miles away from Earth. But this autumn, the moon comes closer than ever before as Moonlight on Main shines in Belmont. For three consecutive weekends this October and November, Moonlight on Main will bring a warm glow to chilly nights in historic downtown Belmont. Museum of the Moon is an international touring exhibition from U.K. artist Luke Jerram featuring a seven-meter detailed NASA image of the lunar surface. Traveling across global public spaces, this astounding artwork will take center stage at the Stowe Park amphitheater Thursdays See MOONLIGHT, Page 4

By Alan Hodge

Now that the Cramerton Historical Society (CHS) museum is open for business, members are looking forward to hosting special events in the coming months. The first event will be a look at the lore of local fish camps with an old time fish fry to boot. The get together, dubbed Legacy of the Fish Camp, and fry will take place Saturday, Oct. 9 from 11am-2pm. Cost of a fish plate, complete with flounder, slaw, hushpuppies, and French fries is $10 with proceeds going to the CHS. The eats will be prepared by Twin Tops and folks can take out or sit under a big tent and chow down like in the olden days. Special guest speaker at the fry will be Don Lineberger, Jr., the grandson of Lineberger’s Fish Camp founder Luther Lineberger. Don grew up in the fish camp and has plenty of interesting and amusing stories to share. Why an event focusing on fish camps of all things? Richard Atkinson, chairman of the CHS museum explained the Cramerton connection. “We want to let everyone know that the Gaston County fish camp tradition started on the banks of the South Fork See FISH CAMP, Page 2 Museum of the Moon is an international touring exhibition.


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Cramerton Historical Society Museum Chair Richard Atkinson and society member LaDonna Boyer with the fish camp information panel. Photo by Alan Hodge

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Luther Lineberger frying fish.

FISH CAMP From Page 1 River in Cramerton,” Atkinson said. “It’s an important part of our town’s history.” Currently, the museum has a collection of fish camp related photos and news stories on display. There’s also a large informational panel that has a rundown on the local fish camp legacy especially as it applies to Lineberger’s which was a wildly popular eatery before it burned down on April 15, 1999. According to a “writeup” by Don Lineberger, Lineberger’s was started in the mid-1940s by Cramerton Mills employee Luther Lineberger (Don’s dad) who began frying

fish for his friends on Friday and or Saturday nights. The practice evolved into the restaurant whose culinary contribution to Gaston County is legendary. Even before that, another source, Eloise Armstrong Buthe, wrote that fish camps in Cramerton began in the mid-1930s when employees of Cramerton Mills would net fish from the South Fork and fry them up on the riverbank. That practice eventually moved indoors to a log cabin... Whatever the origin, many more details on this fascinating fish story will be revealed in the museum display so you don’t want to

miss seeing it or grabbing a plate of hot fried food while you are at it. Also, another upcoming CHS event will be a look at the history of Cramerton’s golf courses. That show will take place Oct, 28 at the museum at 7pm. Guest speakers will be Dan Maples and Graham Bell. The Cramerton Historical Museum is located on the lower level of the Community Center at 1 Julian St. Its usual hours are 10am-1pm on Saturdays. For groups during the week, call LaDonna Boyer at 704905-9253. To pre-order for the fish fry, call 704-9059253.

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An aerial view of Lineberger’s Fish Camp before it burned down in 1999. Amber Jacks Seafood Restaurant currently occupies that spot. Photos Millican Pictorial History Museum

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What now? Rev. Trent Rankin Salvation Church, Gastonia, NC

This past Sunday, the church I pastor celebrated its five-year anniversary. It’s hard to believe it has been five years since we planted the church. In this time, we certainly experienced so much, and seen God work in so many ways. Many lives have been changed, and many people have come to Jesus. Whether it is the church I pastor, or other things in your life, it can be easy to look at our pasts, and what we have accomplished. But what now? In Joshua 23:1-14, Joshua was preparing Israel for their future. They had come far. By God’s hand, Moses brought the people out of bondage in Egypt, led them through forty years of wilderness wandering, and Joshua brought them into the Promised Land. God had parted the Red Sea for Israel, conquered their enemies, and made a nation of them. Now Israel was at a crossroads. Moses was gone, and soon Joshua would die. Israel had to make a decision, would they go forward, continuing to follow God, or would they fall away, and follow the gods of the nations they had conquered? They could look back at their past glories with God, become stagnant where they were, or move forward following

what God would do next. Often, we find ourselves in the same place, as churches and individuals. We can spend all our time looking back at where we have been, what Rev. Trent Rankin we have accomplished, and what God has done in times past. We can also get stuck in the present, never looking to what God can do next in our lives, while allowing fear of the unknown to hold us back. We can, however, press forward to the future, excited and expecting God to continue to work and do His will in our lives and the lives of our churches. Israel moved forward, yet they didn’t always trust completely in God, and it kept them from always living up to God’s will for them. We always have to ask ourselves, what now? Are we prepared to boldly go into the future and continue to live for God? We need to always celebrate where we have been with God. We also need to celebrate what God is doing now. We should always have our eye to the future as well, ready to continue the work God has given us in our lives. God has done so much for us, He is doing much, and He has so much in store for us. So, are we ready to answer the question, what now?

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Burris in her office.

BURRIS From Page 1 on her bus back when he was a child. “I am driving kids now whose parents I also drove,” she said. “Some kids tell me ‘you drove my momma’,”. But Burris is more than a chauffeur. She gets to know her passengers, their triumphs, and their tribulations. “I listen and talk to them,” she said. “I tell them you are my kids while you are on the bus.” Kids being kids, sometimes Burris has to show some tough love. “You got to give them a chance,” she said. “Not all are good and not all are bad. We have mutual respect. I tell them you can make your ride hard or easy.” And if some don’t get the message? “I make them sit in the seat beside me,” she says. “If that don’t work then I give them a day or two off the bus to think about it.” Burris has seen a lot of changes in her “office”- the bus. “Back when I started the busses had stick shift,” she said. “They weren’t air conditioned either.”

Burris shares a laugh with SRO Bell, principal Donna Kelly, and asst. principal Lauren Caughman-Rohrer. Some things are the same. “When it gets real cold the bus is usually warm inside about the time the route is finished,” she said. Punctuality and safety is a big part of the Burris legacy. She’s won numerous Gaston Schools awards for perfect attendance and driving safety. She appreciates those things, but knows there’s more to it than that or a big salary. “It’s not about money or praise,” she says. “It’s about love.” And love is what the kids and staff at Ida Rankin feel for Burris.

Principal Donna Kerry had this remark. “There’s nobody like her,” said Kelly. “She is the most dependable driver ever.” Assistant principal Lauren Caughman-Rohrer agreed. “The children all love her,” she said. “She relates to them so well.” So, how long will Burris stay behind the wheel of her magic bus? “As long as I can pass the DOT test and as long as my health is good,” she said. Hopefully, that will be a long, long time and many, many more miles

Congratulations to Gaston County Officers Davis, Franco and Belli (from left to right). The NC Criminal Justice Education & Training Standards Commission awarded them the Professional Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate. Thanks to each of you for your continued hard work as well as dedication to the agency and community. Photo provided

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How do you like your waffles? By Lisa Harper I’ve always preferred waffles over pancakes. Enter fall, and this time of year my taste buds crave more savory, sweet desserts. Though now, I am eliminating gluten and (gasp) sugar from my diet. I started this thing called Keto about three months ago. Slowly, but surely, the keto thing is working. My lab results two weeks ago proved this new lifestyle does work. I’ve discovered I can alter my diet one step at a time. I figure nothing happens overnight, so my steps will remain at turtle speed. Waffles… gotta love them…and I do… though now, I will only allow myself the indulgence of this luscious treat a few times each month.

My favorite Most area stores waffles are, and never seem to have always been have them. Of Belgium style. course, most I recently disstore shelves are covered this past empty now..but week a new verthat’s another sion of them. They story. I use to are created using buy them at a *pearl sugar*. As local food disLisa Harper a preferred Eurotributor, but the pean gourmet baking ingredi- prices began going through ent, sugar pearls add a sweet the roof about a year ago. Just flavor to pastries, cookies, recently, I found the pearl pies, and breads alike. No sugar Belgium waffles online. syrup needed when you have The price was very reasonthis unique ingredient already able….they will be arriving mixed in your dessert. (Your at my door sometime over the blood sugar will thank you). next few days or so. Less guilt too. A popular, savory, dish It’s quite apparent Bel- here in the south marries gium waffles are either not two of my favorite foods topopular, or they are in high gether…fried chicken and demand. Just depends on waffles. What makes fried where you shop for them. chicken and waffles so magi-

cal is the salty, spicy crunch of the chicken, paired with the sweetness of the buttery maple syrup and fluffy buttermilk waffles as the base. It’s a beautiful thing, and the flavors and texture are the most perfect pairing. Eating this dish also is kind to one’s blood sugar response, as the chicken will help absorb the bad stuff from the waffles (gluten and corn syrup..provided you don’t indulge in any other food item (not on the Keto plan) …. it’s complicated..I know. For now, it’s time for me to restock grits and eggs. They are usually my go to staple most mornings..(with coffee). I’ll be counting down the days till I can enjoy a Belgium waffle. I’m marking the days on the calendar now.

MOONLIGHT From Page 1 to Sundays from Oct. 22 to Nov. 7. “We hope the exhibit will be an educational experience of a lifetime and inspire the next generation of scientists, artists, poets, writers, and musicians from Gaston County,” said Phil Boggan, downtown director for the City of Belmont. “The evenings and weekends will evoke passion and exploration as the ethereal blue light cast by the full moon serves as the perfect environment for art exhibitions, theater performances, and a variety of musical concerts.” In addition to the glowing and gleaming moon itself, lunar-inspired events

unfold throughout the three-weekend presentation. A free Opening Night Art Exhibit and Downtown Art Tour will take place on Oct. 21, 7-9 p.m., ushering in Moonlight on Main with original art pieces and a guided outdoor walking tour. Other festivities include kid-friendly Boo Fest on Oct. 23, a Halloween Bar Crawl on Oct. 30, Howl at the Moon for furry friends on Oct. 31 and a Moon Educational Program on Nov. 7, presented by The Schiele Museum of Natural History. Live music also will infuse life into the lunar occasion; from the Charlotte Jazz Band to Noel Freidline and Maria Howell, Villains

Cabaret and the Pink Floyd Experience, tunes of various genres will accompany and fill the moonlit Belmont sky. For the full three weeks of the exhibition, downtown Belmont will radiate as an outdoor art gallery with projected art and lights around Main Street. Additionally, nine outdoor mural installations representing the moon’s role in the Underground Railroad will be displayed daily in Stowe Park with guided tours available on Oct. 22. Added Ted Hall, chairman of the Belmont Tourism Development Authority, “Moonlight on Main is a family friendly opportunity for visitors across the Char-

lotte region and well beyond to be awed by the moon and by Belmont. It’s a perfect time to discover Belmont’s mouthwatering restaurants, local businesses, renowned destinations and, above all else, its small town charm.” Moonlight on Main is presented by the Downtown Belmont Development Association and free to attend. Ticket prices for select events vary. Additional details about Moonlight on Main, artist Luke Jerram and the numerous events throughout the downtown exhibit are available at

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Banner News Fellowship & Faith

Church Directory Morningside Missionary Church

Belmont Foursquare Church

711 Morningside Dr. 704-822-9142

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

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

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

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

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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.

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The Stanley Fire Dept. booth was staffed by Brian Weyeneth and Ashlin Hodges.

Photo by Bill Ward

The Brevard Station Museum had a booth.

Family fun at Countryfest. Elizabeth Earny, Ryleigh Payne, Eric Lowe, Charlie Lowe. The wall climbing attraction was a hit.

Gavin and Evan Santiago won these prizes.

Stanley Countryfest scenes... The Town of Stanley held its Countryfest event on October 2nd. A large crowd showed up for fun in the sun.

Smiles were plentiful at Stanley Countryfest. These young ladies found some shade. From left- Addie Ramsey, Morgan Smith, Annie Tyson, Emma Ramsey.

Bill Ward introducing singers Chris Belcher, Adam Beard, Dennis Benton. Photos by Alan Hodge

Ready to ride.

Ice cream was on the menu for Anastasia and Autumn The Countryfest Pageant contestants. Ramirez and Ashton Keziah.

This colorful fun house drew a lot of attention.

Photo By Bill Ward

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Anson Stowe won most fish with 20, mostly bream.

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Vinny Myers won smallest fish by catching a 3” shad. Runners in the Goat Island Games 5k.

Cramerton Parks & Rec. scenes... Nathan Croft won biggest fish by catching an almost 18 inch catfish.

Dr. Zachary Barfield and daughter at the Arbor Day event.

Cramerton Parks and Rec. special events director Rachel Andrea and Mayor Cauthen. Photos provided

Kids pitching in helping plant an Arbor Day tree on Goat Island.

The Cramerton Parks and Rec. Dept. has been busy putting on lots of fun events for folks of all ages. The Youth Fishing Derby, Goat Island Games, and Arbor Day events were well attended and stirred up lots of excitement. Here are some shots from these exciting activities. In the photo above Cramerton mayor Will Cauthen reads the Arbor Day declaration.

Bike riders at Goat Island Games.

A quiet moment at the Youth Fishing Derby.

More Goat Island Games runners.

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The South Point Red Raiders varsity football team made a journey to Shelby last Friday where they played the Crest Chargers. In a closely fought contest that went to the wire, Crest pulled out a 27-26 win. Here are some photos from the fingernail biter. Photos by Calvin Craig/Superraiders

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The South Point High School women’s tennis team finally got to play on the school’s new courts last week. They took advantage of the opportunity and won against Ashbrook. Way to go ladies! The Stuart Cramer Storm Cross Country teams are having an outstanding season. The men’s XC team won both the Ashbrook Luminary meet and the Gaston County meet. The Storm women’s team finished 3rd in the Gaston County meet. Nick Willer won his second consecutive individual county title. Zachary Willer placed 3rd and Luke Auten placed 4th in the county meet. Zaniya Littlejohn and Mackenzie Granados both placed in the top 10 for individuals in the county meet. Congratulations to these teams and all of the Storm runners. Gaston Schools photos

Thumbs up to Gaston Early College High School students and staff for donating nearly 800 cans to the United Way of Gaston County 2021 CANpaign. Good job! Gaston Schools photo


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Cramer beats Huss while East Gaston nips Thomas Jefferson By John Wilson

The Stuart Cramer and East Gaston football teams both registered big wins this week. Cramer crushed Hunter Huss in a 33-8 win while East Gaston rallied to beat the Thomas Jefferson Gryphons 42-37. Stuart Cramer 33 Hunter Huss 8 It had been a tough couple weeks for Stuart Cramer, but the Storm got back on track by ending a two game skid by beating Huss in a Big South 3A matchup. The Storm won by playing well on both sides of the ball in a game they dominated from the beginning. “It was great to bounce back after a tough couple of weeks,” head coach Ben McMillan said. “I think all the way around we played really well especially our defense.” Defensively the Storm didn’t give Huss much room to maneuver. The Huskies only made it into the end zone

once. Defensive end Arias Nash had a fantastic game registering 15 tackles, one sack and five quarterback hurries. Josue Sanchez and Daimean Fernandez also played well. Both finished the night with 10 tackles a piece. The Storm offense had a productive night as well. Cramer employed a wellbalanced attack inflicting damage on the ground and in the air. The Storm finished the game with 421 yards of total offense. The production was pretty much evenly split with Cramer having 204 yards of rushing offense matched by 217 yards of passing. “Offensively we were able to run the ball a little more,” McMillan added. “We just need to work on finishing drives with touchdowns.” Storm QB Justin Rocquemore delivered a wellrounded performance passing for 217 yards with three touchdowns and running for 116 yards. Running back Myles

Hamilton contributed to the ground game as well. Hamilton had 72 yards off of 13 carries. When Rocquemore went to the air his favorite target was six foot two inch junior receiver Nathan Brittain who really put on a show grabbing six passes for 78 yards with three touchdowns. With their win over the Huskies Cramer improved their record to 3-3. This week Cramer plays host to the 1-3 Ashbrook Greenwave. East Gaston 42 Thomas Jefferson 37 It’s a little early in the season for must win games, but for the East Gaston Warriors to maintain their forward momentum in the Southern Piedmont 2A/2A the game

Wildcats football action The Belmont Middle School Wildcats football team went on the road last Wednesday all the way to Cherryville High’s Rudisill Stadium where they met the Chavis Middle School Wolverines. When the struggle over the inflated pigskin object was concluded, the Wildcats had scratched the Wolverines silly by a score of 53-0. Here are some scenes from the Wildcat win. Photos by Calvin Craig

against Thomas Jefferson was pretty much a must win contest. The Warriors started out strong but soon found themselves in a hole. East Gaston trailed Thomas Jefferson 28-21 at the half. When play got back underway in the third quarter the Gryphons picked up where they left off striking yet again to put the Warriors down 35-21. It was beginning to look like the Warriors were going to let the game get away from them, but with about four minutes left in the third running back Justin Hill took matters into his own hands. Hill broke off a 77-yard touchdown run that put the Warriors back in the game. After Hill’s score, EG continued to rally scoring one

more touchdown in the third and another in the fourth quarter to seal the deal. Thomas Jefferson managed a safety in the fourth quarter, but it didn’t matter. East Gaston’s comeback was complete. “It was a great team win,” head coach JT Postell said. ‘We got off to a good start and then faced a little bit of adversity in the third quarter through part of the third quarter. Our guys responded and played their hearts out for the rest of the game.” The East Gaston running game definitely got the job done. The duo of Justin Hill and Markel McKinney provided the Warriors with a potent 1-2 punch. Hill finished the night with 25 carries for 266 yards

and two TD’s, while Markel McKinney had 16 carries for 191 yards and four scores. Quarterback Trenton Sherrill went seven for 15 for 101 yards Aiden Cloninger was EG’s top receiver with four catches for 53 yards Several defensive players had noteworthy games for East Gaston. Jake Fox finished the game with five tackles while Justin Hill and Jaxson Cogdill registered four stops apiece. Josiah Lucas finished up with three tackles and Aiden Cloninger snatched an interception to round out the Warrior’s defensive effort. This week the Warriors will host Bessemer City.

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CHEST OF DRAWERS & PYREX. Antique Chest of Drawers, 3 drawers, Handcrafted $55. VTG Pyrex Bowl, Square Flowers 4 QT. White Green $10 (704) 300-4705 PURE RAW LOCAL HONEY. $18 per quart, $10 per pint. Produced in Rutherford County. Call or text Jackson Corbin, 828-980-1823. WHIRLPOOL AIR CONDITIONER. 18,000 BTU, 220, thermostat control $200. Wolff system Solar Wave tanning bed. /runs on 110 outlet $400. (704) 297-0063 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 MITER SAW. Scroll saw, tiller, weed trimmer, treadmill, furniture items. No Saturday calls. (828) 286-3529 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 HANDI-QUILTER, SWEET 16 QUILTING MACHINE. Plus table with sides, bobbin winder, stitch regulator. Only serious buyers need call. (704) 4346337 HORSE HAY FOR SALE. $6-square and $40-round. 704692-6325. DEER CORN, 60 POUND BAG. $9. Callahan Farms. 704-300-5341- Steve; 704-4728865 - Cletus; 704-300-5341Todd (704) 692-1627 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.

HALLOWEEN / CHRISTMAS Decor, Toys, Gifts and clothing at 70%-90% OFF original retail. SIDE DOOR SALE. Oct 2nd 9am-5pm. CASH ONLY. Next to Mighty Dollar Forest City. 132 Commercial Drive, Forest City. FRIDGIDARE WINDOW AIR CONDITIONER. Good clean 15,000 BTU. Do not need. Asking $80 (704) 419-3862 TWIN BEDS, desk, book case, night stand, mattress, comforters, and linens (706) 318-1654 6X10 & 6X12 DUMP TRAILERS In STOCK. (5 Ton) contact J. Johnson Sales, Inc., Forest City. (828) 245-5895 FIREWOOD FOR SALE. Long wheelbase load, Full loaded. $70.00/load. Delivered. 864492-4793 or 803-627-9408. REFRIGERATORS, STOVES, WASHERS, DRYERS. Discount Prices. 1205 Earl Road, Shelby NC. (704) 487-4443 EZ-GO GAS GOLF CART. Needs repair, $800 Troy-Bilt push mower with grass catcher, $100. (704) 477-6458 FOR SALE 3x8 Welding Table. South Bend Commercial Lathe, 2 Large Steel Racks, 1 Small Rack. Call 828-755-4273 Leave Message ALL METAL GARAGES. Big Discounts! Zero down. Call for more details. 828-382-0455. ACEPHATE FIRE ANT KILLER. Works great! $12.99. Call 828-287-3272. KILL ALL YOUR WEEDS! Ranger Pro 2.5 gallon. $44.00. 828-287-3272. 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. FLAG POLES, FLAGS IN STOCK. Pickup or we deliver and install available. J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City. Call 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.

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TOP DOG FAST FOOD NOW HIRING! Good pay with bonuses. Cooks, other positions. Apply in person. 351 Oakland Road, Spindale.



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


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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.


TOY AUSSIEDOODLES. Pups. Mother toy Aussie. Father AKC toy Red Poodle. (704) 530-6448

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.


NEW CANNING JARS with Lids & Seals. $17.67 per case. Call 828-287-3272.

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

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 GOLDEN DODDLE Puppies For Sale Cream colored Ready Sept 11 $600.00 each First shots and De-wormed Henry Miller 1608 Walls Church Rd, Ellenboro Nc 28040


16X40 OR TWO STORY BUILDINGS BUILT ON SITE. 1 DAY INSTALL. J. Johnson Sales INC. 828-245-5895. PROPANE GRILL TANKS REFILLED. Only $10.99. Call 828287-3272. 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. 828245-5895. 7 TON & 5 TON EQUIPMENT TRAILERS. In Stock! contact J. Johnson Sales, Inc., Forest City. (828) 245-5895 PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS with Scratch Pads! Press Room Printing. 704-482-2243. (704) 538-5788 TRAILERS, LAWNMOWER TRAILERS, Flatbed Trailers, Enclosed Trailers, Horse and Cattle Trailers, Saddlery. Check our prices and quality before you buy. Bridges Riding Equipment. Boiling Springs, NC. (704) 434-6389

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

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.

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 NEW SOUTHERN 5 FT. BUSH HOG. $1,250. 828-287-3272.

PONTOON Great Deal! Pontoon Boat For Sale. 22 ft with Trailer, 50hp Johnson, Fish Finder, runs good. $4500.00. Call 828-223-8808

PETS & LIVESTOCK REHOMING (F)GIANT & (F) TEACUP SCHNAUZERS 1 Giant (5yr) and 1 Tcup (6yr 3pd) Schnauzers separately. Indoor only. No small children. (214) 784-5498 BLACK LAB FOR SALE. “Still in the pup stages”, but he’s over 1 year old. I need at least $200. Serious inquires may call (704) 473-8300

GUINEA CHICKS, $5; BANTAM BABIES, $3; Quail, 3 to 4 weeks old, hatching eggs, 50% guaranteed hatch. (704) 476-9943 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@


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

PROPERTY WITH A CREEK. Does anyone have property with a creek for sell? If so, please call 704-477-3460.

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

FREE TO GOOD HOME. 5 year old neutered male cat. Due to my allergies, I have to find him a new home. Always inside cat. Loves lazing in the sun on the screened porch. Shots are current and have all vet records. 704-284-3382.

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



LAYING HENS FOR SALE $10EA. Call (509) 432-4914

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


DANNY’S AUTOWERKS. Buying used or junk cars. Competitive prices. Call Danny 828-289-3081 or Jimmy 828289-1175.

POMERANIAN PUPPIES. Can register CKC. 8 wks old, shots UTD, have records. Variety of colors $1200. (828) 289-8952

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) 305-2683 shadeperry@

2008 CHEVROLET EQUINOX. Bad engine, Body & Parts good! Rebuilt transmission (Under Warranty). Good tires and battery. 160,000 miles, $1600. (704) 473-9254 2002 HONDA CR-V. Sunroof very clean and well maintained. Clear title, all service records and local auto mechanic for all service repairs (828) 429-9473

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.

2007 BUICK LACROSSE. V-6, 3.8 All Pwr, local Forest City car, 160k miles, $3900, call 828-980-8461 (828) 9808461 mjohnson2837@gmail. com

PUPPIES & NUMEROUS DOGS FOR SALE. Starting at $100. “All Lap Dogs”. Chihuahua & Feist. They are small, beautiful and loving! Serious inquiries may call (704) 473-8300

2007 FORD F-150 4WD. No mechanical problems, new brakes, 143k miles. $8500. (704) 616-5522

MALE LLAMA for sale or want to buy female llama. Please call 828-248-8060. 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 FREE CHICKENS STILL LAYING. AND 1 Pot Belly Pig. You must pick up. 704-92-6649 (704) 739-9040




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




2 BEDROOM MOBILE HOME. Available Oct 1st. $500 month, $500 deposit. 704-300-3647. 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

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

FOR RENT CLEVELAND COUNTY 2&3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Nice and clean, water furnished. Oak Grove Community, Kings Mtn. Call or text, 704-739-0259. 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 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 MOBILE HOMES & APARTMENTS. In Kings Mountain. Price starting at $100 per week. Call (704) 739-4417 PRIVATE RV/MOBILE HOME hookup. Text to 336-414-3618 for more information. 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.

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

as the song goes... 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



2 OR 3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. For rent in Shelby & Grover. $600-$750. Call (828) 234-8147

VACATIONS OCEAN LAKES MYRTLE BEACH. Cottage N34. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, den, kitchen, dining, covered deck, near country store. Call Dorcas, 803-718-2659.

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The Mt. Island Charter School Raptors football squad played the Winston-Salem Phoenix last Friday and achieved a 42-14 win. The Raptors are 4-1 on the year. It was the annual Pink Out game featuring MICS Elementary students at the half-time performance. MICS also has a new Pep band this year. Photos by Michael Strauss

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