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Good news for great people! Volume 87 • Issue 46

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

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Charlie Craig - the king of local vintage automobilia By Alan Hodge

Back around 100 years ago an Egyptologist named Howard Carter stumbled across the unplundered tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun. When Carter poked his flashlight in a hole in the tomb door to see what was inside, the guy behind him asked if he could see anything at all. Carter replied “Yes, wonderful things”. Well, folks, that’s pretty much the scenario when

Charlie Craig of Belmont throws open the doors of the garages at his estate at 4320 S. New Hope Rd. However, instead of gold-crusted goodies and a withered up old mummy, Craig’s treasure trove is an astounding collection of vintage automobiles and stock car racing memorabilia. Indeed, Craig might have the largest assemblage of this kind of stuff west of the official NASCAR museum in Charlotte. Craig describes it thusly. “I have a lot of pretty neat

junk,” he said. But what junk! Cars include a perfectly restored dirt track racer from the early 1950s, a pristine 1961 Corvette, a sharp 1967 Impala, a couple of F150 pickups, and his wife Donna’s gleaming orange 1971 VW bug to name a few. Can you say collectibles? The shelves in Craig’s garage groan with race trophies, vintage helmets, racing suits, and countless photos of him with stars who have come calling including David Pearson and Ellie Mae Clampett. There are rare race car parts too. See CRAIG, Page 10

Charlie Craig with a vintage race car. This is just one of the amazing automotive artifacts he has at his “museum” on S. New Hope Rd. PS the racer cranks and runs.

Highway named for Officer Tyler Herndon By Alan Hodge

Veteran Larry Rick greets Alexandra and Shepherd Noll at the Cramerton Veterans Day event.

Cramerton observes Veterans Day By Alan Hodge

Communities across our area held Veterans Day ceremonies last Thursday and the one in Cramerton was among the best. Citizens gathered at 11am in downtown Cramerton at the Veterans Memorial and paused to reflect on the service and sacrifices of our

military veterans, Vietnam veteran and Purple Heart recipient Larry Rick was Master of Ceremonies for the event. One of Rick’s friends and fellow Vietnam vet Fred Glenn led the crowd in prayer. Iraq and Afghanistan veteran and Bronze Star recipient Capt. Scott Kincaid delivered the keynote address. See VETERANS, Page 9

It’s been nearly a year since Mt. Holly Police Dept. Officer Tyler Herndon lost his life in the line of duty on December 11, 2020, and another honor was bestowed on him at last week’s meeting of the Mt. Holly city council. Brad Lail with the NCDOT was on hand to present a replica of the signage that will be placed along a five mile stretch of NC273 from I-85 to an area north of the Freightliner factory designating it the Officer Tyler A. Herndon Highway. “It is an honor to be here and name this highway for Officer Herndon who was known for his dedication, kindness, community service, and presenting a posi- A replica of the new NC273 highway sign was presented at last week’s Mt. Holly city council tive image of the Mt. Holly meeting to Officer Tyler Herndon’s family. From left- Holly Weldon, NCDOT Brad Lail, Lindsey Police Dept.,” Lail said. Herndon, Mark Herndon, Debbie Herndon, Chief Don Roper, Deputy Chief Brian Reagan. Photo by Alan Hodge See MHPD, Page 4


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I missed 29 and found 95 and added something to my gratitude list By Tony Marciano In mid-October, I was heading to New Jersey via Northern Virginia. I would travel halfway and stop at my sister’s house. The next day I would ride with her to New Jersey. Being the detailed person she is, she gave me specific written instructions on how to get to her house. It reminded me of the days of Map Quest. Great idea. Instructions written line by line. The problem was you couldn’t read those lines while driving at 65 mph. That’s what happened. I put my sister’s address in the GPS and left home. Unfortunately, I pressed the wrong “GO” button on my phone. I misunderstood the map thinking it was taking me through the mountains by way of I-81. It wasn’t. It had planned to take me on U.S. 29. I followed those directions perfectly. There came a point where I was to stay on Route 29, but the GPS told me to take I40 which would lead me to I 95. I think I remember seeing something about Route 29, so I thought I was going in the correct direction. As we continued to drive, I saw less and less of Route 29 and more and more of 95. At a point, we were going

through Richmond. We were on I 95. That was the last road I wanted to travel on. In fact, the last time I drove it was when I first arrived in Charlotte in 1996. I was heading back to spend the weekend with my family who was in Northern Virginia. At 10pm, my tire blew out on I 95. It was pitch black. I could barely see, the spare tire needed air and I managed to hobble to a gas station to add air. The next day, I found myself in a Price Club (remember that store) getting four new tires. I had no idea where I was. I didn’t want to go into Washington D.C. Road signs kept telling me how many miles I had to go to get to our nation’s capital. I worked there for three years. I never wanted to go back. I called my sister in desperation. Classic Italian drama, “It’s the end of the world and I will end up in DC, never to be seen again.” I think she wanted to slap me because she said to take a certain road. It was 10 miles ahead. It was 50 miles before DC. We were finally off the Interstate and enjoying the beautiful Virginia countryside. Life happens. In the world of addiction that I move in

every day, we have Tony Marciano to teach the Rescue Mission residents to “learn to live life on life’s terms.” In spite of missing my exit, I was grateful. Because the entire trip was on Interstates, there were no stop lights I had to contend with. Traffic moved along quickly and only slowed down briefly as we came near Richmond. I was able to use the cruise control rather than stop every few miles for a light. Other drivers weren’t entering the highway from a hamburger fast food restaurant. There were on ramps and off ramps. While it was the last place I wanted to drive on, I was grateful. In a sense, it made the drive quite nice. When I returned, I decided to take Route 29. It was nice to see the countryside. but it was a two-lane highway that stopped every few miles for a red light. Each day you and I have options to determine how we will see what life throws at us. That choice, that response is ours to choose. I’ll be back in two weeks. Until then, live well my friend.

Gaston County Health Department begins appointments for pediatric covid vaccines The Gaston County Public Health Department announced it is opening appointments for the pediatric COVID-19 vaccines. The Pfizer vaccine is available for children ages 5 to 11 and appointments can be made at the following link: https://www.cognitoforms. com/GastonCounty1/covidschedulerunderage12shots. The Health Department has set up a separate portion of their facility at 991 W. Hudson Blvd. specifically for children’s vaccines. The state sent 1,200 doses of the children’s vaccine to Gaston County’s Health Department for the initial rollout of shots. The Health Department will

order more vaccine from the state based on community demand. Akers Pharmacy, CVS, Walgreens, StarMed and Kintegra are among the other providers in the community also providing the pediatric vaccine. The Pfizer vaccine is the only vaccine currently federally approved to be provided for children. Children need the consent of their parent or legal guardian to receive the vaccine. Data from the clinical trials showed the Pfizer vaccine for children, which contains one-third of the dose in the adult vaccine, is safe and effective. There were no safety concerns or serious side ef-

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fects noted in the clinical trials, which included more than 3,000 children in the U.S. Temporary side effects may include a sore arm, headache and tiredness or general achiness for about a day following the vaccination. As with the adult version, the Pfizer children’s vaccine is given in two shots, three weeks apart. The vaccine for 5-11 yearolds will be available in the afternoons Monday-Friday, 1-4:30 p.m. More details, including the registration link, are available at

Thanks in worship Rev. Trent Rankin Salvation Church, Gastonia, NC

As Thanksgiving Day gets closer and closer, we think of all the things we are thankful to God for. God has blessed us with families, life, and salvation through Jesus Christ. God has blessed us so much, and we have to say thank you, not just on Thanksgiving Day. One of the greatest ways we say thank you to God, is through our worship. As we offer God worship, we are praising Him for everything He has done and continues to do. In Samuel 6:12-21, Israel brings the Ark of the Covenant back to Jerusalem. After David had become king and established his rule in Jerusalem, he wanted to have the Ark there as well. David and the people of Israel brought the Ark back through a great processional, offering sacrifices to God as they traveled to Jerusalem. David led the way, dancing as he went. David wasn’t dressed in royal, kingly robes, but a simple linen robe. He danced with all his might before God. After the Ark was retuned and sacrifices had been made, David returned home. While home, his wife became angry with him, thinking his dancing and dress

was undignified for a king. David reminded her that he was dancing for God, celebrating what God had done for him. David worshipped that day. Worship is a vital component of thanksgiving. David knew God was worthy of his worship, and he dedicated his life to serving God. As we read many of the Psalms David wrote, we see just how much worship meant to him. God is worthy of our worship and thanks. Through Jesus, we have eternal life. Jesus deserves our worship every day, at church, in prayer, and as we read the Bible. Worship Him freely. David wasn’t concerned with who saw him, he was more concerned with praising God. During this season of thanks, make sure you take time often to worship. May we live our thanks, and also say them through worship. Don’t just offer the blessing over the turkey this year, but follow David’s example and make worship an important part of daily life. Take a moment and recall all of the things you have to be thankful for each day. As you recall each one, let your heart fill with worship and thanks to God, and praise Him! When worship becomes our natural response to God, like David, we will experience true thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving… the lost holiday By Lisa Harper I remember so clearly walking into a big box store a few weeks ago. What did I hear upon entering the front door? Can you say Christmas music? Oh, and by the way, this was on Halloween day. Even before the Halloween candy has been consumed, the Christmas decorations and related products are on the store shelves; Christmas movies are on TV. Plain and simple, Thanksgiving gets gobbled up by the ads and promotions…year after year. But wait, not so fast… somewhere between Halloween candy and Christmas tree lights, Thanksgiving seems to (every single year) simply get lost. There’s more emphasis on Black Friday sales than gathering around the harvest table to offer thanks for the blessings we often take for granted. Thanksgiving is simply a special time to pause and reflect on all the blessings in our life…to step back from our busy lives, our computers and phones, and be reminded of what really is important to us. Families and friends gather around the table to connect and make memories. It is nice to have at least one day dedicated to give thanks without expecting something in return. It is a simple holiday, but one with a clear message,

Thanksgiving is also a call to action. It’s important for us to remember that the word thanksgiving is composed of two words: thanks and giving. We give thanks, and we give and share our time and talents with other people who could use our help. In terms of thought and deed, the Thanksgiving holiday gives us an enriched perspective on the abundance in our lives. So, before you bury Thanksgiving under the lights and wrappings of the fast approaching holiday season, hold out to at least December 1. That is what I have done for as long as I can remember. I decorate autumn scenery inside and outside of my home..

always on the official first day of Fall. These decorations will remain up until the last day of November. Regardless of the sights and sounds around me, I will relish the memories of Thanksgivings gone by, and look forward to new Thanksgivings to come. Don’t rush through the holidays and turn them into one. Appreciate and honor the unique significance each one of them brings to our lives. “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” Phone 704-825-0580 Fax 704-825-0894 Office: 128-C N Main St. Belmont • NC

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Mt. Holly mayor Bryan Hough thanked NC Rep. John Torbett for having had a hand in getting the highway named in record time. Torbett was in attendance at the meeting. “Tonight is a special night,” said Hough. “Rep. Torbett helped get it named faster than any road for a fallen office in North Carolina history.” Police Chief Don Roper also spoke . “This has all been a part of the healing process,” he said. “ Now, when folks ride on NC273 they will talk about Tyler.” One of the signs has already been erected near I-85. In other Mt. Holly PD news, work has been going at a frantic pace and the stunning Law Enforcement Memorial


Plaza at the Municipal Complex is nearly complete. Plans are for a dedication ceremony to take place on December 11- the one year anniversary of Herndon’s death. Time of the event

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Two servant leaders to retire from Holy Angels Dedication. Devotion. Faith. Love. Two of Holy Angels’ leaders have exemplified these words throughout their combined five decades of heartfelt service – service that comes to an end this December. With a heavy yet proud heart, Holy Angels announces that two of its stalwart servant leaders retire at the year’s end. Sr. Nancy Nance and Dennis Kuhn soon conclude nearly 60 years of caring commitment to this special ministry. Holy Angels’ President and CEO Regina Moody said that this is a loss for the nonprofit, but it’s also a concluding celebration of hard work for two of the organization’s biggest champions. “Sr. Nancy and Dennis are the epitome of service to the differently able,” noted Moody. “They have spent decades of their life bringing joy and love to residents in a

consistently caring and compassionate way. We couldn’t ask more of those who work with Holy Angels.” Sr. Nancy retires following 36 years with Holy Angels, serving in a variety of roles, primarily as the vice president of community relations, but always in a capacity to share Holy Angels’ mission: loving, living and learning for the differently able. What began with snapping photos of the residents for a presentation became more than three decades of giving her heart to the nonprofit. Sr. Nancy’s departure will mark the first time in Holy Angels’ history that a nun from the Sisters of Mercy will not act as a full-time staff member. Sr. Nancy will no longer be on campus – with plans to travel and learn – but she anticipates remaining connected, volunteering and taking more pictures, whenever she’s in town.

After 23 years, Kuhn completes his employment as pastoral and spiritual leader. He began his time at Holy Angels as the volunteer coordinator and soon moved to vice president of human resources. He was Holy Angels’ first chaplain on staff and developed the chaplain services for staff and residents. His introduction of “Mercy Moments” has made a lasting impact on the organization and it is what Kuhn considers his most significant contribution. During the last few years as the executive vice president and chaplain, he has significantly grown the Sr. Nancy and Lorraine during major gifts and planned Santa Day 2014. gifts programs. Although he will no longer be on staff, to residents, including conhe also plans to continue con- tinued service as their barber. Both Sr. Nancy and Kuhn tributing time, care and love

Andrew with Dennis Kuhn. retire from Holy Angels effective Dec. 31, 2021. About Holy Angels Holy Angels was founded in 1955 by the Sisters of Mercy. The private, nonprofit corporation located in Belmont, N.C., provides residential services and innovative programs for children and adults with intellectual developmental dis-

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called a can storage unit, and volunteers helped build and install 41 of them. The units are used to shelve and organize the cans based on contents. Each unit has a label such as “black beans” and “green beans” to identify the items. The labels also include a picture symbol to accommodate for diverse learning needs. Students match up picture labels from an order that correspond to the items on the shelves and then place them in a box. “I look at the list and match the picture of the item to what is on the shelf,” said Berenice Aguirre-Alcantar, who is one of the students in charge of running the food pantry. Teacher Susie Rutherford is happy that the opportunity presented itself after her students were unable to experience realworld, off-campus job opportunities due to COVID-19. “They understand that our food pantry is a volunteer job, and they’re not getting paid, but they also know the skills they’re learning can translate to them getting a job in the community,” said Rutherford. “We provide whatever support they need to pull the orders, but they’re in charge of filling the orders.” For Kie-ajah Gibson, the food pantry provides motivation to be at school every day. “I love coming to school,” she

Eagle Scout Eli Poulsen and Webb St. principal Chris Mills said. “I have to put all the items in a box.” Chapel Grove Elementary school social worker Morgen Miller gave the students five stars for their hard work. “That was the most beautiful and smooth process ever,” said Miller after witnessing the students in action. “It warmed my heart to see their smiles as they packed the box and loaded it into my vehicle.” For the project, Poulsen earned his Eagle Scout rank. “It feels great to have achieved this honor and helps me feel confident knowing that I can work hard to meet my goals,” said Poulsen, who will be recognized with other Eagle Scouts at a ceremony in November. The food pantry is one of

the many job skills experiences available to students in the transitional classes. Students also assist by planting and harvesting vegetables, maintaining the school’s sensory garden, and caring for the fish in the school’s aquaponics system. Furthermore, Rutherford’s students are folding weekly bulletins, packing personal care items, and bundling cards and brochures. Anyone interested in supporting the “One Can Make A Difference” food pantry may donate canned and non-perishable food items to Webb Street School. For more information, contact principal Chris Mills or teacher Susie Rutheford at (704) 864-9667. ©CommunityFirstMedia


Ashbrook High School student Eli Poulsen found an Eagle Scout service project that will have a long-lasting and meaningful influence at Webb Street School. Poulsen and Webb Street principal Chris Mills worked together to create a food pantry that will serve as a teachable moment for students and allow Poulsen to complete his Eagle Scout project. “One Can Make A Difference” is the name of the food pantry that is run and operated by students in the vocational training classes. “I was looking at service opportunities at Ashbrook High School when Dr. Rebecca Wilson (principal) told me about the food pantry,” said Poulsen. “Once I had the conversation with Mr. Mills, it was very motivating to know how this idea could contribute in so many ways.” The food pantry is used by the school district’s social workers. When a need arises, the social workers place an order online, and students at Webb Street work to fill the order. The process resembles an online grocery store experience where people order online and clerks do the shopping for the customers, who go to the store only to pick up their groceries. Poulsen designed what he

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Town of Stanley honors Veterans The Town of Stanley held its Veterans Day event on Nov. 6 at Stanley Pentecostal Holiness Church. The event was organized by Bob Mahovsky of the Stanley Cemetery Ancestry Fund. Here are some scenes from the solemn occasion.

Guest speaker Col Jerry Baird. Photos by Bill Ward

The Honor Guard.

A large crowd attended the event.

Dr. Claude Williams reads “What Is a Veteran”.

Pastor Eric Chaney adGuest speaker Col. Jerry Baird and NC Rep. John Torbett. dresses the throng.

12 DAYS OF Monica Bumgardner sang “America the Beautiful”.

Mayor Steven Denton opened the program.


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Connect the Dots: It’s all about Him


The Belmont Historical Society recently held an event honoring the late Yates Abernathy as its 2020 Distinguished Citizen of the Year. In the first photo Jack Page is seen presenting his remarks about Yates from early in his life through his later years. In the second photo we see two of Yates’s daughters and one of his son-in-laws. From left to right are Sharon Abernathy, Trina Abernathy Deaton, and Mark Deaton. Not pictured is daughter Sheila Abernathy Thrower. Photos provided

By Dennis Siracusa I’m restoring a 40 year old, fiberglass trihull boat. It seems undignified to haul this boat to the scrap yard especially since I can learn a lot from attempting to restore it. For instance relearning sailing rope knots has layers of knowledge. Yesterday I used a figure 8 binding knot to help two friends maneuver and load two farm tractors onto a trailer. The knot held, pulling 1,600 pound tractors! Knowing knots exist; reading about them; practicing tying them; and using them are all different. Using one is a dignified pivotal experience embracing the idea of value, correctness and importance. Yesterday it was important to know how to correctly fasten the tow lines to haul those tractors. Dignity, expanded, means self-worth, modesty, or greatness. As Thanksgiving swirls around us let’s think of our first one in Plymouth Massachusetts sometimes referred to as Patuxet because Wampanoag Patuxet natives had lived throughout New England long before the English and Spanish arrived. Our forefathers came to America because the Church of England began the un-dignified process of exerting increasing pressure on religions not practicing faith their way. This incited the protestant reformation, 1570-1648 AD, and the Puritan decision to leave England to practice their faith freely. The Puritans sailed to America, arriving at Plymouth November 11, 1620AD. The Mayflower carried a mixture of Puritan pilgrims along with adventurers called Strangers. As time for embarking arrived, circumstances had whittled their number from 150 Puritans to 50 and 50 Strangers both groups having divergent dreams. On arrival they formed the Mayflower

Compact together, a document with just and equal laws agreeing on the dignity of each life and recognizing their need to work together to survive. But other Strangers from England and Spain came to America seeing dignity differently. Many Europeans desecrated native graves, referred to them as savages and took on an attitude of dehumanization because, in their eyes, the natives were not human. Are we any better? Let’s look at a few examples we tolerate. By removing the AD above and making it the contemporary neutral CE meaning “after year1” instead of “anno Domini” removes the original dignity of “after Christ!” Last week national news had dignified reports of two “Alisters” with proud baby bumps so how does that express the value of human life when we abort baby bumps indiscriminately? And don’t many women’s fashions reduce women to sexually exploitable objects? Are these actions dignified? Dignity is best realized in our proper community with one another. Every Friday at sundown, orthodox Jews begin Shabbat with proverbs 31 remembering the dignity of women of valor. In Genesis 1 God talks about the dignity of mankind He created in His image and in John 3:16 God spoke about the dignity and value of life even though we are all sinners; “For God so loved the world that he gave His one and only son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” Let’s dignify our lives by accepting God’s invitation to eternal life and let’s ask Him to help us live dignified, righteous lives in loving community with one another.

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Banner News Fellowship & Faith

Church Directory 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

154 N. Main St. 704-824-3831

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Ridgeview Baptist Church

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

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

455 Sacco St. 704-825-6007

Loves Chapel Presbyterian Church

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

Core Church 2316 Acme Rd. 704-822-8033

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

204 Lincoln St. 704-825-8342

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

Message of Love Church 306 Pearl Beaty Dr. 704-827-6500

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

Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist 212 South Street 704-825-7269

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

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

East Belmont Church Of God

118 School Street 704-827-7071

320 E. Catawba Street 704- 825-8845

Queen Of The Apostles Catholic Church

East Belmont Free Will Baptist

503 N. Main Street 704-825-9600

909 Edgemont Ave 704-825-5346

Ebenezer United Methodist Church 120 Belmont-Mt. Holly Road 704-827-3366

Exodus Church 6325 Wilkinson Blvd. 704-755-5034

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Pointe

First United Methodist Church of Belmont

6700 Wilkinson Blvd 704-825-1709

807 South Point Road 704-825-2106

Unity Baptist Church

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

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

1005 Catawba St. 704-825-8730

1120 Charlotte Ave. 704-530-5174

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St. Anthony of Padua Traditional Catholic Church 108 Horseshoe Bend Beach Rd. 704-827-8676

207 Lowell Ave. 704-824-4213

Gateway Cowboy Church

312 W. Glendale Ave. 704-827-2726

Way of the Cross Baptist Church 238 Lanier Ave. 704-827-8111

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

The Barn at Sandcastle Farm 155 Sandcastle Rd.

STANLEY Amazing Grace Baptist Church 7280 Sifford Rd. 704-827-6277

Christ’s Evangelical Lutheran

Westview Presbyterian Church

203 S. Main St. 704-263-2621

Chapel Baptist Church

1020 W. Catawba Ave. 704-827-2026

Community Pentecostal Center

324 N. Lee St. 704-827-5526


Community Christian Fellowship

Bethlehem Church

2560 Stanley Lucia Rd. 704-827-5881

3100 Bethlehem Church St. 704-823-5050

5481 Hickory Grove Rd. 704-263-2691

Cornerstone Family Worship

230 W. Charlotte Ave. 704-827-0968

320 Ralph Handsel Blvd. 704-263-8731

First United Methodist Church

Carolina Community Baptist

First Presbyterian Church

709 Rankin Ave. 704-671-8640

604 Martha Ave 704-824-2872

512 Old Mount Holly Rd. 704-263-4275

Covenant United Methodist

Center Baptist Church

Gold Hill Missionary Baptist Church

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

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

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

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

Kingdom Hall Jehovah’s Witnesses 1736 Kelly Rd. 704-263-0199

Lighthouse Full Gospel Church 530 N. Hawthorne St. 704-827-1442

Living Witness Ministries

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

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

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

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

First Baptist Church 317 W. 1st St. 704-824-1213

New Life Church 128 Robbins St. 704-824-1356

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

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

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

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

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

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

Welcome Baptist Church

Restoration Church

811 Mauney Rd.

1800 Spencer Mountain Rd. 704-824-5250


Woodlawn Baptist Church

Bright Light Baptist Church

1101 N. Main St. 704-824-4261

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd

143 Church St. 704-824-5380

Will of God Church

110 S. Main St. 704-827-4751

5339 S. New Hope Rd 704-825-8252

West Cramerton United Methodist Church


1405 Armstrong Ford Rd. 704-825-0604

Gaston Christian Church

171 S. Main St. 704-824-7785

1529 Old Hwy 27 Rd. 704-827-5851


513 Woodlawn Ave. 704-827-5185

Life Church

St. Paul FHB Church

541 Costner St. 704-827-0004

Upper Room United Pentecostal

235 8th Ave. 704-824-1991

Riverside Baptist Church

511 Tuckaseege Rd. 704-827-4301

CBC-Memorial Apostolic

First Baptist Church

740 Rankin Ave. 704-827-5181

Tuckaseege Baptist Church

122 Tomberlin Rd. 704-827-4225

East Wilkinson Blvd. 704-824-5319

501 Cramer Mountain Rd. 704-824-4286

Burge Memorial Methodist Church Catawba Heights Church of God

Cramerton Temple of God Church

Second Baptist Church

1117 Old NC Hwy 27 704-827-8826

151 Henry Chapel Rd 704-825-0711

Hood Memorial AME Zion Church

River of Life Full Gospel Church

Shiloh AME Zion Methodist

Henry’s Chapel Ame Zion Church

208 South Main Street 704-825-3216

416 Woodlawn Ave. 704-824-1745

804 W. Charlotte Ave. 704-820-0954

124 Georgia Belle Ave 704-965-1004

Alexander Memorial Baptist Church

Cramerton Free Will Baptist

Hood Memorial AME Zion Church Grace Korean Ch Assembly-God


151 8th Ave. 704-824-3889

Cramer Memorial United Methodist Church

105 Pine Rd. 704-827-3856


Cramerton Independent Presbyterian Church

Restoration & Deliverance

210 Park Street, Belmont NC


Lakeview Baptist Church McAdenville Baptist Church

Macedonia Baptist Church

192 Main St. 704-824-2740


1951 Stanley Lucia Rd. 704-827-9224

McAdenville Wesleyan Church

Goshen Presbyterian Church

Bethel Baptist Church

Morningside Missionary Church

Roper Street 704-601-5146

NC Highway 273 704-827-9846

711 Morningside Dr. 704-822-9142

300 E. Wesleyan Dr. 704-824-1073

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A Brief History of Veterans Day Veterans Day, formerly known as Armistice Day, was originally set as a U.S. legal holiday to honor the end of World War I, which officially took place on November 11, 1918. In legislation that was passed in 1938, November 11 was “dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be hereafter celebrated and known as ‘Armistice Day.’” As such, this new legal holiday hon- Fred Glenn leads the prayer. ored World War I veterans. In 1954, after having been through both World War II and the Korean War, the 83rd U.S. Congress -- at the urging of the veterans service organizations -- amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word “Armistice” and inserting the word “Veterans.” With the approval of this legislation on June 1, 1954, Nov. 11 became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.

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VETERANS From Page 1

“What an honor to speak with veterans like Rick and Glenn,” Kincaid said. “They set an example of service and love of country.” Kincaid reminded event attendees that America’s veterans have proven “mightier than our most powerful adversaries”. He also called them “leaders tried and tested by fire”. He also remarked that veterans were “ordinary people but by leaning on each other our veterans can accomplish great things”. Finally Kincaid reminded the audience that veterans “laid the foundation for generations to come” and “we owe them a debt of gratitude that we can never pay”. In addition to the speakers, South Point High student Lydia Crawford sang a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem that added a lot to the solemn and thoughtful day.

USMC and Vietnam veteran Jerry Hawkins and wife Patricia.

Nine year old Isaiah Crawford attended with mom Jenn Crawford.

The Cummings family.

Larry Rick, Phil Humphries, and Graham Bell.

Fred Glenn’s jacket says a lot. Gaston County Police Honor Guard.

Cramerton officers at attention.

Cramerton commissioner Susan Neeley hands out programs. Capt. Scott Kincaid delivered the remarks.

Engraved pavers at the Cramerton Veterans Memorial.

Photos by Alan Hodge

South Point High student Lydia Larry Rick was Master of Cer- Crawford sang the National emonies. Anthem.

A large crowd attended the Cramerton Veterans Day event.

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CRAIG From Page 1

How about the door from racer Fireball Roberts’ 1963 Ford. How about several vintage soap box derby cars. How about a rare racing go cart Craig restored. But wait, there’s more, including signage from area race tracks and racing legend Tiny Lund’s ”Pit Stop” campgrounds. Stacks of Hot Rod magazines, dozens of car models, and old oil cans are arranged in rare profusion. Outside, Craig’s grounds look like a vintage Sinclair gas station complete with pumps. OK, all you folks who drive along S. New Hope Rd and wonder what that old gas station is, now you know. How did Craig accumulate the massive motor memento collection? “Some of it I bought,” he said. “Other things are items folks bring for me to keep so they won’t be thrown away.” OK, that’s enough about that stuff, what about Craig. Well, he’s 71 years young and stays busy. When he’s not working on cars, he is employed by the Gaston County PD part time in their office. He also does a bit of pinstriping work on the cars and such of other enthusiasts. Craig’s automotive roots go back a long way. “When I was a kid in the early 1960s all we had was car racing and baseball,” he said. “We used to go to tracks like Robinwood, Carolina, York, Clover, and Shelby, Rock Hill, and Gastonia. Every fair-

Craig and Dale Earnhardt Jr. ground had a racetrack.” “We’ve been married 50 Craig gave racing a try years.” Every year, Craig holds a drive in for his pals that attracts dozens of great cars and hundreds of himself, he raced go-carts in folks. This is a pic from the Oct. 16 get together. Smart man! the 1960s. He says he comes by his love of old cars and such stuff honestly. “I take after my dad,” he said, “I just like to preserve history.” Craig has also been dabbling in TV as well. He’s appeared on the pilot episode of “Lost Speedways” with a person some of you may have heard of- Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Craig likes to share his love of old car stuff. Once a year he has a drive in and people bring their rods and customs to his Craig is pinstriping this 1933 Ford hot rod for a friend. Even more vintage stuff. place for a day of fun and motorized mingling. He doesn’t mind visitors at other times of the year. Email him at B17Craig@ to arrange a “tour”. OK, now, for the question of questions. Of everything in Craig’s grasp, what does he treasure the most? The 1961 ‘Vette? A huge golden trophy? A sweat and oil stained racing suit? A rare oil can? “I treasure my wife Donna the most,” he said sincerely. A door from Fireball Robert’s 1963 Ford racer. Craig restored this vintage go cart racer.

More of Craig’s collection. That’s a 1961 Corvette.

Photos by Alan Hodge Gas anyone? It used to cost 50 cents a gallon.

Craig with famous folks.

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Centerview Baptist Church and Sandy Plains Baptist Church will be working together on December 11th at the Shelby Mission Camp in Shelby NC. Participants will be distributing new toys, coats, bibles, gift cards and sharing the Gospel. For ways that you can help you can contact Barbara Martin 704-868-4909 or Bobby Hinkle 704-868-6641

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East Gaston and South Point roll on By John Wilson

The second round of the North Carolina high school football playoffs saw South Point and East Gaston battle their way to the Sweet 16 as the Red Raiders knocked off the number one seeded Pisgah Bears 27-24 in 3A action while in the 2A, the Warriors thumped the Forest Hills Yellow Jackets 41-27. South Point 27 Pisgah 24 Many may look at this as the upset of the week, but if you follow South Point football you know that on any given Friday night the Red Raiders can bring it. Right from the opening kick-off it looked like this was going to be a slugfest as both teams fought to establish control of the ball. The first half action was filled with gritty football fought in the trenches. At times the action was slow, as each squad ground out long clock-eating drives. Combined, the Bears and Red Raiders managed four drives with no punts in the first half. South Point went into the locker room at halftime up 13-10. In the second half both teams continued to hammer each other to see who could take control of the game. For a little while things were looking good for Pisgah as the Bears scored in the third quarter to take a 17-14

lead. But the tide shifted in the fourth quarter and the Pisgah rally was short-lived as South Point scored 14 points in the fourth including a 97-yard kickoff return for a touchdown by Ashton Harris with 4:12 left on the clock. Looking back it’s fair to say that South Point won this one playing mistake-free, hard nosed football. “I thought both teams played really hard,” head coach Adam Hodge said. “At the end of the day we made more plays than they did. That’s just the way it went. They have a good football team.” A review of the post-game statistics shows that numbers don’t always equate to victory. Pisgah deployed a balanced attack totaling 311 yards of total offense compared to South Point’s 208 yards. However, that 208 proved to be enough.

South Point kept it on the ground, never throwing a pass. The Red Raiders got some solid work from running back Tyson Riley and quarterback Elijah Phifer. Riley ran for 109 yards off of 30 carries with two touchdowns while Phifer had 13 carries for 62 yards and a score. The Red Raiders had several players that put up notable defensive stats. Safety Will Ross finished the game with 15 stops while Jaquis Rumph had 11 tackles and Ryan Harris walked if the field with 10. This week Big Red will face a familiar foe as the Forestview Jaguars come to town. This will be a classic Big South 3A battle. The last time the Jags and Red Raiders met was on October 22nd. That one was decided in double overtime with South Point coming away See FOOTBALL, Page 13

The East Gaston Warriors varsity football team continued their playoff roll by defeating the Forest Hill (Marshville, NC) Yellowjackets last Friday 41-21. The Warriors are having a terrific season and deserve a big round of applause. Here are some great pictures from the contest. Photos by Jennifer Hall

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with a narrow 17-14 win. Since that loss the Jaguars had been on a three-game win streak including playoff wins against Erwin and Parkwood. Coach Hodge is under no illusions with this game. He knows the Raiders will need to be ready. “They have a dang good football team,” Hodge said of Forestview. “We will have to play hard.” East Gaston 41 Forest Hills 21 What can you say, 2021 has been one heck of a season for East Gaston. Last Friday the Warriors showed that they belong in the playoffs. EG gave the crowd at Arrowhead Stadium a show as they dismantled the Forest Hills Yellow Jackets on both sides of the ball. While the ending was never in doubt, things did start out bad for East Gaston when an untimely turn over let Forest Hills jump out to an early lead. “We overcame some adversity early,” head coach JT Postell said. “We fumbled on the opening kickoff and they were able to score two plays later.” Instead of dwelling on the mistake the Warriors responded by putting up 14 points in the first quarter and seven in the second to go into the half-time break up 21-7. “Our kids bounced right back,” Postell said. In the third quarter the

Yellow Jackets regrouped and closed the gap by putting up 14 third-quarter points compared to six for EG. Going into the fourth the Warriors were up 27-21. However, in the fourth quarter East Gaston poured it on putting another 14 points on the scoreboard while the Forest Hill offense fell silent. Throughout the night the Warriors defense played hard and forced the Yellow Jackets to make mistakes. Mistakes that the EG offense took advantage of. The Warriors offense pushed the ball down the field all night long churning out 415 yards of total offense. Quarterback Trenton Sherrill went seven for 11 for 60 yards and a TD while running backs Markel McKinney and Justin Hill ran roughshod over the Yellow Jackets. McKinney finished the night with 167 yards and a TD while Hill ran for 174 yards and three scores. Hill also pulled in a six yard touchdown pass from Sherill to round out his night. “I thought we played well overall,” Postell added. “Our defense forced four turnovers and offensively we were able to capitalize off of those turnovers.” This week the Warriors head to Shelby to take on the top seeded Golden Lions. The last time these two met in a Southern Piedmont 2A/2A matchup Shelby came away with a big 62-28 win.

The South Point Red Raiders varsity football team took a bus ride to the mountains last Friday and played the Pisgah High Bears. When the chilly night was over, the Red Raiders had skinned the Bears 27-24. Here are some shots from the game. Photos by Calvin Craig/Superraiders

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

GOLDEN DOMERS TOY AND HOBBY. Model Cars, Die-cast Cars & Trucks, Tractors, Hot Wheels, Construction Toys, Sports Memorabilia, Autographed Items, Hard to Find Items! See Mike & Brandon Willis. They are located at The Shoppes at Sandy Run 4345 W. Dixon Blvd, Shelby 704-2970102 or 704-297-0103


HOLIDAY MARKET VENDOR EVENT. 1st Annual Outdoor & Inside Small Business Market Vendor Event. Hot Dog Plates available, other goodies as well. Come out and shop local and enjoy some good food and fellowship. Located across from Dollar General in Grover, NC on Cleveland Avenue from 8 am - 3 pm. (704) 418-5980

EMPLOYMENT 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

LOCK ‘N’ ROLL STORAGE. “ALL NEW” 10’x10’ and 10’x15’ Storage Units Available. Self Store Dawn til Dusk. Secure and Convenient! Located at 1002 Polkville Rd., (Hwy 226 N.) Shelby. Located next to 5 Star Auto Sales. or Call (704) 484-4112 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. 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




PART TIME CHURCH SECRETARY. Provides effective and efficient general secretarial duties. Responsible for answering phone, publishing bulletins, paying church bills, check writing, payroll and disbursement of church funds in cooperation with church treasurer. Work hours are 8-12, Monday-Friday. Qualifications: At least a high school diploma, experience with MS Office (including Word, Excel and Powerpoint), basic bookkeeping and good organizational skills. (704) 435-6069 NEED A CAR DISMANTLER. Auto Parts U Pull & Scrap Metal of Shelby. Must have valid driver license. Apply in person at 1025 County Home Road, Shelby, NC 28152 (704) 4724666 CNA LOOKING TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR LOVED ONES. 20+ years. Excellent references. Bathe, light housekeeping/cooking, meds, errands. 704-472-3472 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. NOW HIRING EXPERIENCED CASHIERS AT MIKE’S FOOD STORE. 2731 East Cherokee Street, Blacksburg, (Grover) SC. 29702. Second shift only. $10 to $14 per hour. No phone calls. In person only. COMPLETE CARE INC. Is seeking CNAs / In Home Aides for Cleveland and Gaston Counties. Apply M-F, 8am-4pm at 404 W. Warren St, Shelby, NC 28150 or call (704) 4809340




CLEVELAND COUNTY GARAGE DOORS. Summer Tuneup Special, $59.95. We will check all your equipment lube, make sure it’s working correctly. We repair broken doors. Also offering new installations. 704477-9119 or 704-472-9367.

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

TRIPLE D PAINTING, LLC. All your painting needs. Free estimates. Over 25 yrs experience! Framing, facial boards and much more wood work available! Making your home, building or business look new again. (704) 418-5736 TRACTOR & DUMP TRUCK SERVICE. Bush Hog, Lot clearing, scrape driveway, gravel parking pads and much more. Reasonably priced and insured. Call Chuck 704-692-7536. (704) 692-7536

JIM’S PAINTING SERVICES. Exterior painting only. Free estimates. You will be pleased with our work. We have references. 828-287-9272, (828) 429-7511 PROFESSIONAL TREE & STUMP REMOVAL. “We Make the Pain in Your Grass.... Disappear!” Call STUMP PROS @ (704) 691-4201 SHIPMAN’S MASONRY- 48 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Brick, Block & Stone, Outside Fireplaces, Foundations, Underpinnings. “Free Estimates”. 1st Quality Work! (863) 532-1587

YARD SALES CLEVELAND COUNTY HUGE YARD SALE TUESSAT. Clothes, furniture, Christmas Items and more TuesdayFriday at 1705 South Lafayette Street, Shelby, NC 28152 (704) 482-7880

ROOFING, SIDING, GUTTERS, LEAF GUARDS. TIM’S ROOF CONTRACTORS IS YOUR LOCAL PROFESSIONAL ON ALL TYPES OF SHINGLE ROOFING, METAL ROOFING, FLAT ROOFING AND WE INSTALL ALL STYLES AND COLORS OF VINYL SIDING, SOFFITS, FASCIA TRIM AND ALUMINUM WRAP. WE ARE HIGHLY RATED ON GOOGLE 4.9 STARS WITH 162 REVIEWS/ BBB ACCREDITED WITH AN A+ RATING/ BACKGROUND CHECKED PLUS OWENS CORNING PREFERRED CONTRACTORS STATUS. WE OFFER FREE QUOTES / ROOFING REPAIRS AND REPLACEMENT SERVICES. CALL US TO TALK TO THE LOCAL PRO FOR SERVICES IN CLEVELAND, GASTON, LINCOLN AND RUTHERFORD COUNTIES. CALL US TODAY 980-522-5606 OR CONTACT US THROUGH OUR WEBSITE TIMSROOF. COM. WE WOULD LIKE TO EARN YOUR BUSINESS. (980) 522-5606 SALES@ TIMSROOF.COM D & B HOME REPAIRS. Small family owned business with 10 years experience. We provide flooring, plumbing, electrical, subfloor, painting, ect. We provide free estimates. Call Darren or email Brittany Bailes. (704) 4769713 brittanybailes2020@ IT’S TIME TO TRIM CREPE MYRTLE TREES. Spreading Mulch or Gravel, minor chainsaw work and storm clean-up. I can do many of your outside chores with over 15 years experience all over Cleveland County and stretching to the Forest City area. Nice, honest, dependable, clean, drug-free, he’s an all around great guy and handyman, so call Rob today and see what I can help you with. 980-295-0750.

ESTATE/MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE. Tools, collectibles, vintage and unusual items, lawn and garden, furniture, household items, queen size bedroom set, framed art, lamps, too much to list. Friday, Nov. 19 from 8:00am - 5:00pm and Saturday, Nov. 20 from 8:00 am - until. Address: 1216 West Cabaniss Road, Shelby, NC 28150

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5 DRAWER CHEST OF DRAWERS. 40 inches wide, 48 inches tall, 19 inches deep, $65; 5 piece outdoor wooden furniture with cushions, $85; Entertainment Center, 47-1/2 inches wide, 42-1/2 inches tall, 15 inches deep, $30; and a Corsett style wedding dress with red trim in front and down back, comes with a wrap, $100. 704-297-0063.

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

GREAT CHRISTMAS GIFT. Brown Carhartt coat. 10 years old. Never been worn. Size 42 regular. Asking $55. (704) 4870058

DEER CORN. SHELLED, 50lbs, $10.05. 828-287-3272.

16’X40’ OR TWO STORY BUILDINGS. BUILT ON SITE. 1 DAY INSTALL. J. Johnson Sales INC. 828-245-5895. ACEPHATE FIRE ANT KILLER. Works great! $12.99. Call 828-287-3272. TOO LAZY FOR YARD SALE. De’Longhi Electric Space Heater 1500W $45, Executive Faux Leather Office Chair excellent condition $25, Dirt Devil Swift Stick $10, Used GE Microwave $15, New Offset Umbrella Cover $20 still in packaging Tan in color, Bedside Toilet Seat Never Used $50, Bath Chair $15, various women’s motorcycle leather items size 8/ medium. Kenmore Electric Sewing Machine in cabinet, make an offer. (704) 476-5113

BEDROOM SUIT $400. King size bed with head board, 2 bed side tables, chest, dresser and 2 mirrors. Light colored wood. Just needs some TLC and paint. (864) 219-7050

GOLF CART FOR SALE. Batteries about 2 1/2 years old. Good condition. $1250.00 Call 828-980-3241

FREE SEASONED OAK LOGS. You cut and haul. 704-300-4030. Leave message and phone number.

KILL ALL YOUR WEEDS! Ranger Pro 2.5 gallon. $44.00. 828-287-3272.

DINING ROOM SET $350. Always wanted to host Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner? Now you can with this beautiful walnut dining set. Oval table with two leaves, 6 matching chairs and a matching hutch. Very good condition. (864) 219-7050 sueggriff@ 2003 CORVETTE COUPE TINTED glass top panel. In great shape. Price negotiable. 704-466-0916. DUMP TRAILERS “WE GOT ‘EM” 6’x10’, 6’x12’ and 7’x14’ (5 & 7 Ton) “All the Options on All! contact J. Johnson Sales, Inc., Forest City. (828) 245-5895 BASEBALL COMPLETE SETS for sale. From the 80s. Call 828-748-9774. SIX EXTRA LARGE PLASTIC CONTAINERS filled with size 12-18 women’s clothes. Jackets, dresses, suits, blouses, pants. Excellent condition. $30. 828-287-0982.

PROPANE GRILL TANKS REFILLED. Only $10.99. Call 828287-3272. NEW CANNING JARS with Lids & Seals. $17.67 per case. Call 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. 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. FLAG POLES, FLAGS IN STOCK. Pickup or we deliver and install available. J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City. Call 828-245-5895. REFRIGERATORS, STOVES, WASHERS, DRYERS. Discount Prices. 1205 Earl Road, Shelby NC. (704) 487-4443


FIREWOOD FOR SALE. Long wheelbase load. Fully loaded. $70.00/load. Delivered. 864492-4793 or 803-627-9408.

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

USED CAMPER TOPS: BUY/ SALE/TRADE. Various sizes and styles. 828-980-0881.

GIANT VAC FOR SALE 16 HP, Vanguard. Great for dump truck or trailor to get up leaves. $1,000. 704-480-7405. LARGE LIGHTED CHRISTMAS VILLAGE. $90. NEW Gig Bag, 76 key keyboard, $25. Leave message, (704) 4821940 855 JUBILEE FORD TRACTOR. Wheel Horse mower with scrape blade, 54” Kubota Zero-turn diesel mower, wall mount gas heater, new bushhog, ladies Rolex watch, field dirt for sale in Chesnee, SC. (601) 740-0837 MORGAN’S FIREWOOD Seasoned Small Stovewood, Cut Split Delivered only $75. Call 828-395-0758 2003 SUBARU BAJA. Gray with Black interior, 5 speed, Good tires, needs clutch. $2,500. 704-482-8090 (w) or 704-472-7924 (H). HORSE QUALITY HAY. Square and round bales. Call (704) 487-6855 PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS with Scratch Pads! Press Room Printing. 704-482-2243. (704) 538-5788

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. ENCLOSED TRAILERS IN STOCK! 6’x10’, 6’x12’, 7’x12’ and 7’x16’ contact J. Johnson Sales, Inc., Forest City. (828) 245-5895 MOVING SALE! Couches, day beds, recliners & antique funiture-much more. 828-2894661. FIREWOOD FOR SALE. All types already split. Can deliver. Truck & Trailer loads, starting at $75. Will negotiate. 704-466-7623 50 LB. ANVIL $150. 6 ft. Scrape Blade $225. Feed barrels, plastic with lids & rings, $20. #2 totes $75. (828) 3274782

1984 E-ONE PUMPER. 59,900 miles, 750 gallon poly tank, 1000 GPM Hale 2 stage pump. All LED emergency lights. $20,000. Please contact Paul Creasman at (704) 691-4201. HAY FOR SALE. 5’x6’ round bales hay for sale. Call 704472-3051. FREE FLASHLIGHT WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. The South’s Largest Online Mall has FREE flashlights while supplies last. Visit today! NC4Ever@email. com

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CLASSIFIED ADS To place your ad go to or call 704-484-1047 FOR SALE

1982 E-ONE TANKER. 26,100 miles, 1500 gallon tank, 250 GPM Hale Pump. All LED emergency lights. $8,000. Please contact Paul Creasman at (704) 691-4201. HORSE HAY FOR SALE $6-square and $40-round. 704-692-6325. 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.

WANT TO BUY CASH FOR YOUR CAR running or not, title or no title. Call Charles Dellinger at Red Road Towing. 704-692-6767, (704) 487-0228 WOMEN’S SCRUBS. Would like to buy wide-legged, women’s, large tie-up scrubs. Please call 980-295-9382 DANNY’S AUTOWERKS. Buying used or junk cars. Competitive prices. Call Danny 828-289-3081 or Jimmy 828289-1175.





WE BUY USED TRAILERS with Titles. J. Johnson Sales Inc. Call 828-245-5895.

FOUND 4 MONTH OLD GREY & BLACK TABBY. IN Mooresboro area near Dollar General 114/21, wearing faded blue collar with blue bell. Please call (704) 472-3960

2002 FORD CROWN VICTORIA. 81,447 miles, good condition. Everything power works. Serious Inquiries only, $5500. (704) 300-2783



CHINESE SHAR-PEI PUPPIES. Coming soon on Nov.20th: Full blooded Chinese Shar-pei puppies for $1700. Sweet and great with kids. Will be amazing looking and beautiful personality. AKC registered. With gorgeous wrinkles. (910) 813-5775 Sandtired@hotmail. com


ROSE HILL MEMORIAL PARK PLOTS. For Sale. $1000.00 each for (2) spaces. Section 1, Lot number 74 Spaces 1 & 2. Lawndale, NC 28090 (919) 696-7867 sfweichel@gmail. com

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


FARM & GARDEN FORD TRACTOR FOR SALE. Model 860, Runs great, new tires. Lots of new parts. $5,250 or OBO. Call Randy for more info: 704-472-7800. NEW SOUTHERN 5 FT. BUSH HOG. $1,250. 828-287-3272.

PETS & LIVESTOCK 4 CKC GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES. We have 4 sweet babies looking for their forever homes. The will be ready around Thanksgiving. They are vet checked. Asking $600 each. 3 males and 1 female. (704) 734-7088 GOATS & DOG FOR SALE. Two Nigerian doe goats, 2yrs. old, wormed/had shots. $200 ea. or $375/both. Also, a Teacup Yorkie Poo Chi, blonde, male, 2 1/2 years old, been neutered. $550. 828-391-0919.

I WANT TO BUY 45 RECORDS. I want to buy old 45 records, albums and 78’s. (704) 782-0647 I PAY CASH FOR DIABETIC TEST STRIPS. Up to $10 per 100ct. Must be Unused, Unexpired. I’m local and pay fast. (828) 577-4197 WANT TO BUY. ATV’s, PopUp Campers and Small Travel Trailers. Call 828-429-3935. WANT TO BUY CARS, TRUCKS. Trailers, Tractors, Farm Equipment. Must have ID and proof of ownership. Callahan’s Towing. (704) 692-1006 WE BUY JUNK VEHICLES. WE PAY TOP DOLLAR FOR VEHICLES RUNNING OR NOT, MUST HAVE A TITLE OR ID. (704) 487-5244


ADULT QUAIL $5 EACH. Quail Chicks $1.50 ea. Quail eggs $3 per doz. (704) 476-9943 SPREADING THE LOVE THIS CHRISTMAS. JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS - We have 3 regular Yorkies and 6 Parti Yorkies ready just in time for Christmas. These puppies come with a 1 year medical guarantee, CKC registered, Vet approved puppies. Taking depostis now. So many people missed out on the last litter $1,200 each. (704) 4737042 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.

YORKSHIRE TERRIERS Standard, black & tan Yorkies, male and female. Raised and imprinted in our home. Tails docked, dewclaws removed, vet checked, dewormed and first shots. Prespoiled babies will be ready for their forever home 12/9/21. Shelby NC area. (704) 692-3698. Scheduled FaceTime welcome. $1200 with $100 deposit to hold your baby. (704) 692-3698 BOSTON TERRIER, FRENCH BULL DOG. Boston Male 12 weeks $500, Frenchie Female 12 weeks $80. Both have shots and wormings. We’re in Charlotte NC (704) 449-7970

YOUNG BLACK LAB (MALE) $200. Variety of Chihuahua & Feist (All Lap Dogs) All Under 3 Years Old $100 up . Call (704) 473-8300 POODLE CHIHUAHUA MIX PUPPIES. 6 weeks old. $200 each. 704-473-3023

1993 FORD BUCKET TRUCK. 7.2 diesel, 5sp., disc brakes, mechanically sound, 175K mi., $6500. OBO sell or trade. 828429-8833. 1998 CHEVROLET C/K 2500. 2 wheel drive, straight drive, 199,000 miles, new motor and clutch. $4,250 or Best Offer!, 704-472-7799.

2021 HEARTLAND TRAIL RUNNER 211RD. 2021 26ft Heartland RV Travel Trailer Model 211RD. Sleeps 2 adults in Queen Bed up front, plus seating area converts to add 1 to 2 children or pets. Bathroom and stove never used. RV was just brought down from NY brand new for storage and sleeping only. Includes mounted flat screen TV, Fridge, A/C and Heat, Shower, Toilet, 2 Sinks, Microwave/Oven, Radio with outside speakers, Retractable Awning and colored lights. Sway bars included. MSRP $28,900. Can’t travel for awhile so selling. Asking $22,500 Firm, Cash Only. (585) 721-8162

MOTORCYCLES & ATVS NEW 2021 AXIS 500 4X4. New with 2 year warranty dump bed lights fully road legal first 7500 cash (704) 690-0988

VACATIONS OCEAN LAKES MYRTLE BEACH. Cottage N34. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, den, kitchen, dining, covered deck, near country store. Call Dorcas, 803-7182659. TREAT YOURSELF TO A VACATION! “Great Fall Getaway Pricing”. We are a full service travel agency offering Air, Land and Sea Vacations. Call 704585-1275 now to plan your trip! Expedia Cruises located at 915 South Point Rd. , Suite E, Belmont, NC or visit

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. KINGS MOUNTAIN LAND FOR SALE. 914 S. Battleground Avenue. Zoned GB (1.43 acres) $139,900 ******* ******************************** ******* 103 S. Cansler Street. Zoned GB (.08 acres) Previously burned building to be repaired or removed per City $45,000 ********************* *********************** Countryside Properties (704) 5379800 jimkluthrealtor@gmail. com 5 BR HOME FOR SALE. $325,000. FOR SALE BY OWNER. HURRY THIS WON’T LAST....5 BEDROOM, 3 FULL BATH, 2,000 SQ. FT. HOME IN KINGS MOUNTAIN COUNTRY CLUB. SPLIT LEVEL BRICK HOME. EXTRA LARGE CORNER LOT. NEW WATER HEATER, EXTRA INSULATION IN ATTIC. BRICK WALKWAY, PATIO, ATTACHED STORAGE GARAGE. VERY WELL KEPT HOME. WELL ESTABLISHED NEIGHBORHOOD. MATURE LANDSCAPING. GOLF COURSE AND RESTAURANT/CLUB IN NEIGHBORHOOD. 9 MIN TO I-85. KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC 28086 (704) 7568481


2001 BUICK LESABRE LTD., 4 Door, 121,518 miles, leather seats. Asking $4000 obo. Gold in color. 704-472-2248. (704) 482-2248

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 1, 2 & 3 BEDROOM TOWNHOMES. Shelby, NC. We are currently accepting applications for our waiting list. Rent is based on income (and some expenses are deducted). Call or visit us today, Laurel Hill Apartments 704-487-1114. Equal Housing Opportunity. LIONS SENIOR VILLAGE has 1 bedroom HUD subsidized apartments for low income seniors. Taking applications. Age 62 or older. Equal Housing Opportunity. 211 North Morgan Street, (704) 482-7723 MOBILE HOMES & APARTMENTS. In Kings Mountain. Price starting at $100 per week. Call (704) 739-4417

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



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) 4875480

DW 2018 MOBILE HOME For Sale. Never Been Lived In- .63 lot, 4BR, 2BA. #3 School District. 980-404-5200.

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

OAKLAND ROAD 2BR APARTMENT. Like new. Appliances, sewer, water, garbage included. $595. Small efficiency all utilities included. $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.


1996 FORD F-150 57,938 miles. $1833, 5.0L engine, garage kept, more info at dvu284@tdyemail. com , very clean inside and out. (910) 427-9810 2014 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN Call for Price. Braunability Handicap Van. Side entry ramp. Transfer driver seat. Ideal van for disabled person who uses a wheel chair and can still drive. Equipped to add hand controls. (704) 692-6248 buck@walker-woodworking. com


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POLISH WHITECRESTED TOPHAT HENS FOR SALE. 6 mths old. $25 for one or $60 for all 3. 828-785-3265

2011 LINCOLN MKX 81,000 miles, Don’t Wait!, Excellent condition. $14,000. (704) 4870823

PASTURE FOR RENT for horses. Up to 3 horses will cost $120/mth. 704-434-7663.


AMERICAN BULLY BABIES 5 males and 1 female. 2 white males with 1 blue spot and blue nose. Blue brindles with white markings. (828) 499-0371


FULL BLOODED GERMAN SHEPHERD puppies. One tan/grey male. Two black females. Two black males. $200 female. $250 male. 828-2879456

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