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We are thankful for our readers! Volume 87 • Issue 47

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

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Internationally known artist (and Belmont resident) Juan Logan visits school kids By Alan Hodge

It’s not every day that an internationally known artist visits school kids, but that’s just what happened last week when Juan Logan stopped by Belmont Central Elementary where he chatted with fifth grade students in Anna Smith’s art class. “It’s wonderful to involve youth in the process of art,”

he said. “It is incumbent on us to find ways to share it.” Logan, who was born in Nashville and has lived for many years in Belmont, shared his passion for art and as an added thrill, gave the students autographed paper fans. Smith connected with Logan after she found out one of her students, Alex Echevarria, was his grand-

son. “I thought it would be cool to have him come talk to the students in my art class,” Smith said. Logan’s appearance had the kids in a tizzy. He brought a few examples of his abstract paintings and shared thoughts on his style and art in general. “Art is sometimes difficult,” he told the kids. “It

takes time but it’s worth doing.” Logan also touched on another aspect of art. “Art lets us learn about our past because in it we can see how people used to live and dress,” he said. The children were all ears during Logan’s presentation. “It’s amazing,” said one fifth grader named Jack. Another student, Sophie had this to say. “I like drawing so it’s exciting to meet him.” See LOGAN, Page 6

Artist Juan Logan and his grandson Alex Echevarria who is a fifth grade student at Belmont Central.

The 1944 Chevy fire truck’s body in Bob McRorie’s yard. Photo Courtesy Steve Rankin

Christmas lights back to normal in McAdenville Last year’s Christmas Lights in McAdenville were reduced in scope but this year things are back to “normal”. The lights will be on December 1st through the 26th. Planning to visit McAdenville – Christmas Town? If possible visit on Monday – Tuesday – Wednesday or Thursday nights. A tremendous increase in Traffic occurs on Friday – Saturday and Sunday nights. The times ….Please... Note.... New Time Each night Monday thru Sunday

5:30 until 10:00 PM Lights will go off regardless of the number of cars in line. All Christmas Lights in the common areas of town are on timers, which turn the lights on and off at pre-set times. Walking thru... Please stay on the sidewalks Walking is a great way to see the Christmas lights, the decorated homes and to hear the sounds of the church chimes. See LIGHTS, Page 4




Mt. Holly fire dept. hoping for return of an old friend By Alan Hodge

Many of you may recall the story “Lassie Come Home” about a dog that was lost then after quite a period of time and much tribulation finally got back to where it once belonged. Well, a similar scenario is in the mix at the Mt. Holly fire dept. except instead of a dog, the wanderer is a 1944

Chevrolet fire engine that was once a part of the fleet there. Over the years there have been many twists and turns of fate and chance in the firetruck’s saga, but here’s the semi-abbreviated version. The truck was bought new after WWII and served Mt. Holly until 2002 when it was sold as surplus to vintage car collector Harold Russell. He kept it a while and passed


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it on to a gent named Bob McRorie who resides off Mt. Holly Huntersville Rd. McRorie had planned on restoring it. In 2016, MHFD chief Ryan Baker just happened to see the truck in a Facebook photo at a child’s birthday party. Baker knew McRorie and asked about getting the truck. McRorie said thanks but no thanks. See MHFD, Page 9

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I’m thankful for

Accepting responsibility

Rev. Trent Rankin

By Mark Costner

Salvation Church, Gastonia, NC

This Thanksgiving season we have talked a lot about many of the aspects of thanksgiving. We give our thanks to God through worship, at church, in our prayer life, and through Bible study. We also go beyond simply saying thank you. We live our thanks before God every day. We are showcasing Jesus to the world. Now that we’ve entered the week of Thanksgiving, what are we truly thankful for? Most people would say they are thankful for their families, a job, or perhaps their home, but what should we really be thankful for? In Luke 7:36-50, Jesus was invited to a Pharisee named Simon’s house for dinner. As Jesus sat reclined at the table with Simon and the others there, a woman entered. This woman was a known sinner in the town. She approached Jesus in tears. She began weeping over his feet. She broke an alabaster jar of oil and poured it upon the feet of Jesus. She dried the oil and her tears from His feet with her hair and kissed His feet. Simon questioned why Jesus would let a known sinful woman touch His feet. Jesus told Simon about two men who owed a lender money. One owed a large portion, the other a small amount. The lender forgave both men their debt. Jesus

told Simon that the one forgiven the most would love the most. Jesus forgave this woman of all her many sins, and she loved Jesus. This woman was Rev. Trent Rankin thankful for Jesus. In Jesus, we find hope. Hope in a hopeless world. In Jesus we find fulfillment. In Jesus we find love. This sinful woman, an outcast in her town, found everything she needed in Jesus. If we could ask her today what the most important thing was in her life, she would tell us Jesus. As we say thank you this season, we thank Jesus for being our everything. He is all we need. He is greater than anything this world offers. We thank Jesus because He is enough. What more could we ask for! Jesus gave His life so we could have abundant life through Him. This Thanksgiving Day, we all will gather with our families. We will gather around a table prepared with turkey and all the trimmings. Someone will offer the blessing to thank God for the day, and His many blessings. As you gather together, what will you be thankful for? As the woman in sin found out that day so long ago, the answer is easy, Jesus! Happy Thanksgiving!

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Galatians 6:5 For each person will have to carry his load. A woman’s husband had been in the hospital for several weeks. She stayed by his bedside every single day. He finally went home and they got to go camping. As they were sitting together he motioned for her to come nearer. As she sat by him, he whispered, with eyes full of tears, “You know what? You have been with me through all the bad times. When I got fired, you were there to support me. When our business failed, you were there. When I was in a car wreck, you were by my side. You know what?” “What, dear?” she gently asked, smiling as her heart began to fill with joy and warmth. He said “I think you’re a curse to me.” He was never seen again after that camping trip. I believe one of the biggest problems facing our culture today is blaming others or circumstances for our mess ups. The Bible says in Galatians 6:5 For each person will have to carry his load. In other words, take responsibility.

Connect the Dots: It’s all about Him

Years ago I was in a meeting where one of the supervisors was asked by one of the higher up’s how a project was coming along that he was working on. Well he blamed everything and everybody why he could not get any work done on the project. There was one excuse after another, and as he began to take a breath to start another long list of excuses, my good friend Jay (aka Jay Bird) interrupted and said.” I think I have something that you need that would help you a lot. Would you like to borrow it for a while?” “Oh yes” the supervisor said with great anticipation. “What is it?” Jay cocked his head

over to one side and said “Some backbone, I’ve got enough Mark Costner for the both of us.” One week later the supervisor resigned. Or pick one. Fired, terminated, laid off, it all means the same thing. He was gone. The project was then handed over to my friend Jay and it was finished in three days. So here’s the thing. Take responsibility, get a backbone and be careful what you say to your wife on camping trips.


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Thankful by definition Fall is in the air, turkeys are on sale, harvest flags are flying, and family gatherings and meals are on our minds; yes, Thanksgiving is here but that begs the question…. do we really know how to be thankful? Thankfulness has several subtle nuances in meaning we should pay attention to. Let’s look at a few. Grateful, contented, indebted, and kindly disposed. This morning, at breakfast, I ate a food combination I hadn’t experienced before. I was thankful for the variety and new experience but also humbled because I knew of others in our city, country and world with far less to eat; many malnourished and starving; who would have been grateful for even one bite of my breakfast. It made me consider gratefulness but also responsibility; our responsibility to help others where we can. In The Chosen TV series about the life of Jesus Christ, we catch a realistic glimpse of life during biblical times; life was harsh in Middle Eastern Europe; similar to hard scrabble Texas ranchland. If we immerse ourselves in the


film and walk with Jesus and His disciples we see them often going a few days without eating at all or when they did it was a handful of lentils for dinner or plain porridge for breakfast. They accepted harshness of life because…. “that was the way things were.” Many were born into poverty and cruel rulers and harsh task masters made life even more unbearable. People learned to be content with what the land sparingly provided for a meal; a piece of fruit, a fish caught, or grain to bake some bread. Resplendent meals were few and far between. We live like kings in America; could we be content with less? Romans 1:20 points out two indisputable points. We can’t deny God exists, nor can we legitimately NOT offer Him our heartfelt thanks. He created us in His image with spirit, soul, and body and infused us with heavenly purpose. In Hebrews 1:2-3 we learn that Jesus, as creator architect of all creation, spoke everything into existence and holds everything together by the sustaining power of His Word. We are indebted to God for everything. Do we ever talk to

Him about that? We need each other. Henry Ford knew… “It’s not Dennis Siracusa what you know that’s as important as who you surround yourself with.” Others know with military certainty “if you want to safely traverse a minefield, go behind someone who has done it.” Everything in our universe depends on our interactive synergy. The bible paints a vast big picture. Romans chapter 12 speaks about us serving one another spiritually and functionally. John Donne knew “None of us is an island unto ourselves”; we’re all unique and made to interact with God and each other for the purposes God instilled in us, from the beginning of creation, and furthermore Jesus said in John 15:12 “This is my commandment that you love one another,” in the process. Father, thank you for you! This Thanksgiving, revive thankfulness in our hearts to its fullest degree and help us find ways to help and bless others daily.

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LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF GASTON NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 6th day of July, 2021 as Administrator of the Estate of CHERYL JACQUE HELGESTAD, deceased, of Gaston County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned at McIntyre Elder Law Firm, 233 E. Graham Street, Shelby, North Carolina, on or before the 17th day of February, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 17th day of November, 2021. Brenton S. Begley, Administrator Counsel for the Estate McINTYRE ELDER LAW FIRM PO Box 165, Shelby, NC 28151 233 E. Graham Street Shelby, NC 28150 CE (11/17, 24, 12/01& 08/2021)

the Town pursuant to Chapter 7, Article III of the town of McAdenville Code of Ordinances. Section 5-19 - Operation of Unmanned Aircraft (Drone) No person may, during the month of December launch, land or operate any unmanned aircraft system (UAS) from within the Town Limits of McAdenville. To view the entire Code of ordinances, go to the Town of

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B. It shall not be a violation of this section if the horse, mule, donkey, llama, alpaca or other ungulate or ruminant use has been approved as a part of a Special Event Permit issued by the Town pursuant to Chapter 7, Article III of the Town of McAdenville Code of Ordinances. Section 10-12 - Prohibition of Animal - Drawn Vehicles A. No person shall operate or allow to be operated any vehicle; including, but not limited to: any cart, carriage, wagon, trailer, or sled, drawn by any animal; to include but not limited to: any horse, mule, donkey, llama, alpaca or other ungulate or ruminant within the town of McAdenville during the month of December between the hours of 4:00 p. m. and 11:00 p. m. B. It shall not be a violation of this section if the use of an animal-drawn vehicle has been approved as a part of a Special Event Permit issued by





However, when walking through, PLEASE stay on the sidewalks and never go in the yards or on porches of our residents. The decorated homes are private residences, please be respectful while walking. through Questions and Answers: How much does it cost? The light display is FREE, no cost whatsoever. Where can I park and what is the cost? We have four parking areas in town; 1. Behind the McAdenville Baptist Church/Caromont Clinic. 2. Poplar Street, behind The business area of town 3. Beside the lake in the heart of Christmas Town. 4. McAdenville Elementary School is a great place to park for those entering from US Highway 29-74. Also, In the business area, street parking is allowed. Feel free to park at any locations at NO COST. How long is the route thru Christmas Town? The route is approximately 1.3 miles long, on weekends it may take 30-45 minutes to drive the full route, most weeknights it will take less time. Entrance and Exit Points? There is only one route through Christmas Town. If you enter town from Interstate 85, once you get to the town limits, continue through town until you reach U.S. Highway 29-74. At this point you will leave Christmas Town. If you enter town from U.S. 29-74 (coming from the Charlotte area) continue through town until you reach Interstate 85. At this point you will leave Christmas Town . Are hayrides permitted? Yes, however, the wagon etc. used for the hayrides must be pulled by a Motor Vehicle. Animals pulling Wagons, Horseback Riding etc. are not permitted on the Christmas Town Route. Are Touring -- Church



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buses allowed in Christmas Town YES there’s about 300 buses that come thru each year. Are the light turned on in Inclement Weather Yes, more then 30 timers throughout town turn the lights on and off regardless of the weather conditions. I have a Dog, are animals allowed to walk thru Christmas Town with their owner? Yes, however, all animals MUST be on a leash and controlled by their owner. Can I drive my Golf Cart on the streets of McAdenville during the time the Christmas Light are on ? Only if the Golf Cart is Street Legal meaning... it must be registered by the state of North Carolina and equipped same as an automobile. TOWN ORDINANCE Section 8-1 - Temporary Vending Prohibited During December No person may during the month of December operate a temporary concession within the Town of McAdenville. A temporary concession shall include; but not be limited to: the selling or giving away of any goods, food, beverages, merchandise, literature or services or in any other way solicit persons within the town limits. Section 10-11- Prohibition of Horses and Livestock A. No person shall ride or walk any horse, mule, donkey, llama, alpaca or other ungulate or ruminant that is used to transport people equipment or materials within the Town of McAdenville during the month of December between the hours of 4:00 p. m. and 11:00 p. m.





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Logan spoke with Anna Smith’s art class.

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Logan showing one of his works to the kids. the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Most recently, his piece Art, the Gibbes Museum of Some Clouds are Darker Art, the Baltimore Museum became part of the SmithsoFrom Page 1 of Art, the Memphis Brooks nian’s National Museum of Logan’s grandson was Museum, the Zimmerli Museum of Art, and the Boulder African American History beaming with pride. “He’s really nice and I like Museum of Contemporary and Culture. his art and hanging out with him.” Belmont Central principal 2 ROOM Phyllis Whitworth sat in on CARPET the mini-lecture and shared SPECIAL her thoughts. INCLUDES CLEAN, DEODORIZE, PROTECT & DISINFECT “It’s such a privilege to WHOLE HOUSE AIR have him here,” Whitworth * DUCT CLEANING said. “It is a great experi& SANITIZING ence for the kids to meet a SAFE FOR UP TO 10 VENTS CHILDREN renowned artist in person, es& PETS WE OFFER pecially since he’s from this AIR DUCT area. “He showed the stu- DRIES IN CLEANING dents they can be a success ABOUT AN HOUR and there’s no telling how far 704-980-3047 they can go if they have passion and work hard.”







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More about Juan Logan Logan’s artworks address subjects relevant to the American experience. At once abstract and representational, his paintings, drawings, sculptures, installations, and videos address the interconnections of race, place, and power. They make visible how hierarchical relations and social stereotypes shape individuals, institutions, and the material and mental landscapes of contemporary life. Logan has shown extensively nationally and internationally, has had numerous solo exhibitions, and executed many private and public commissions. Logan’s works can be found in private, corporate, and public collections, including the Whitney Museum of American Art,


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LOWELL HOLIDAY EVENTS Trees at the Track Harold Rankin Park December 2 thru January 2 5:30pm-10pm nightly Join us at Harold Rankin Park for a display of festive trees decorated by our local schools, local organizations, and local churches! The trees will be located around the walking track and they will be lit nightly December 2 thru January 2 from 5:30pm-10:00pm.

vendors downtown across from City Hall! Afterwards, join us downtown at the City’s Christmas tree for caroling. Parade entries: online registration is available at: Concession & Sweets vendors: please email Limited availability.

Lowell Tree Lowell Christmas Parade Lighting Ceremony

December 11 4:00pm Join us for our Annual Christmas Parade! The parade will start at Woodlawn Baptist Church (1101 N. Main St.), travel along N. Main Street, right onto W. First Street, and will end at First Baptist Church of Lowell (400 W. First St.) We will have some sweets and concessions

Downtown December 2 5:30pm Please join us in downtown Lowell for the City’s official Tree Lighting Ceremony! We will meet in the grassy lot across the road from City Hall. Help us kick off the holiday season!

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A Carolina Pro Musica Christmas in person December 11th Carolina Pro Musica is pleased to present the annual holiday concert with a live audience this year. Featuring medieval and Renaissance music, the ensemble will appear with period instruments and attire of the Renaissance. Instruments include recorders, harp, harpsichord, viola da gamba, guitar, percussion and voices. The ensemble has been artists-in-residence at Belmont Abbey College since 2001. For the 13th season, Bob Sweeten returns to narrate the Christmas story. There will be carols for all to sing. The concert is Saturday, December 11, 2021, at 7:30 pm, Sharon Presbyterian Chapel, 5201 Sharon Rd, Charlotte, NC 28210. Tickets ($16 regular admission, $8.00 students or seniors) are available on- Carolina Pro Musica (l-r) Bob Sweeten, Holly Maurer, Karen line or at the door. Only one Jacob, Rebecca Saunders, Edward Ferrell (supplied by the performance, advance pur- group). chase is suggested. Masks RER, viola da gamba, reCarolina Pro Musica was are required for attendees. corder founded in 1977 to perform More information and ticket EDWARD FERRELL, re- “Early music” – using period purchase: www.carolinapro- corders, guitar, voice instruments and voice in the BOB SWEETEN, narra- styles of the musical periods Carolina Pro Musica is: tor in which it was written. KAREN HITE JACOB, director, harpsichord, harp REBECCA MILLER SAUNDERS, soprano, percussion HOLLY WRIGHT MAU-

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Church Directory Love’s Chapel Presbyterian Church Lincoln St • Belmont, NC

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

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

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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

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

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

108 Horseshoe Bend Beach Rd. 704-827-8676

Loves Chapel Presbyterian Church

118 School Street 704-827-7071

909 Edgemont Ave 704-825-5346

St. Anthony of Padua Traditional Catholic Church

1005 Catawba St. 704-825-8730

210 Park Street, Belmont NC


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

Tuckaseege Baptist Church

Burge Memorial Methodist Church

511 Tuckaseege Rd. 704-827-4301

312 W. Glendale Ave. 704-827-2726

Way of the Cross Baptist Church

Catawba Heights Church of God 122 Tomberlin Rd. 704-827-4225

CBC-Memorial Apostolic 230 W. Charlotte Ave. 704-827-0968

238 Lanier Ave. 704-827-8111

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

Westview Presbyterian Church

416 Woodlawn Ave. 704-824-1745

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

Cramerton Temple of God Church East Wilkinson Blvd. 704-824-5319

First Baptist Church 235 8th Ave. 704-824-1991

Life Church 501 Cramer Mountain Rd. 704-824-4286

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

West Cramerton United Methodist Church 207 Lowell Ave. 704-824-4213

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

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

Christ’s Evangelical Lutheran 203 S. Main St. 704-263-2621

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


Community Christian Fellowship

Bethlehem Church

2560 Stanley Lucia Rd. 704-827-5881

3100 Bethlehem Church St. 704-823-5050

Cornerstone Family Worship

Carolina Community Baptist

512 Old Mount Holly Rd. 704-263-4275

709 Rankin Ave. 704-671-8640

604 Martha Ave 704-824-2872

Gold Hill Missionary Baptist Church

Covenant United Methodist

Center 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

First United Methodist Church 5481 Hickory Grove Rd. 704-263-2691

First Presbyterian 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

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

128 Robbins St. 704-824-1356

5481 Hickory Grove Rd. 704-524-0555

Presbyterian Church of Lowell

Welcome Baptist Church

207 E. 1st St. 704-824-3807

811 Mauney Rd.

Restoration Church


1800 Spencer Mountain Rd. 704-824-5250

Woodlawn 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

Cramerton Free Will Baptist

324 N. Lee St. 704-827-5526

1405 Armstrong Ford Rd. 704-825-0604

Gaston Christian Church

151 8th Ave. 704-824-3889

Chapel Baptist Church


513 Woodlawn Ave. 704-827-5185

Cramerton Independent Presbyterian Church

1020 W. Catawba Ave. 704-827-2026

541 Costner St. 704-827-0004

Upper Room United Pentecostal


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

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

For information on getting your business listed here call 704-825-0580

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That’s the 1944 Chevy on the right when it was an active part of the MHFD fleet.

On Nov. 13, the Lowell Community Committee hosted a drive-thru lunch for Veterans. Special thanks to Kyle Fletcher’s Barbeque and Catering for donating the food for this event, First Baptist Church of Lowell for the usage of their facility, to the LCC for putting the event together, and to all the Veterans that came out. City of Lowell photos

A very early photo of the MHFD.

MHFD From Page 1

Upcoming Belmont Christmas events City Hall Christmas Tree Lighting: The traditional tree lighting ceremony will take place Monday, November 29th at 6:30 pm. This event has grown over the last few years, so the one block of Main Street will be blocked off for about 45 minutes in front of City Hall. Christmas Parade: The annual Christmas parade will take place Tuesday, November 30th at 3:30 pm. Main Street will be blocked off just like every year. Any questions about

the parade or how to participate should be directed to Julie Bowen at MontCross Chamber of Commerce. She can be reached at: julie. Christmas Village: Belmont’s annual Christmas Village is Saturday, December 4th from 5-9 pm. The crowds for this event have grown significantly larger over the years. This year Belmont will have pictures with Santa, Carousel, horse drawn carriages, hay rides, and more.

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Next, a TV show wanted to do a documentary about the truck and took it away. But the show fizzled and after a year McRorie finally got it back. Last month, McRorie contacted Baker and offered the use of the truck if it was ever restored. Over the years the truck’s engine and gearbox and other parts had ended up at a body shop. The MHFD got those pieces and hauled them to the Main Fire Station where they sit today. The truck body is still at McRorie’s house. Somewhere along the line, the truck’s cab had been chopped and made into a convertible. Nonetheless, Getting the body and engine back together and having them both in Mt. Holly is the dream. “It’s a piece of old Mt. Holly,” said Baker. “The end goal is to re-acquire the body, rebuild the engine, and use the restored truck in events

Firefighter Justin Westbrook with the Chevy’s engine. like parades, birthday parties, and school programs.” It’s going to take cash to move things forward. “It will take private donations to make it happen,” said Baker. “The city won’t have to pay for it.” Baker hopes the dream will become a reality- one day. He mused on the fate of other vintage fire trucks that

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Another archival MHFD photo showing the trucks.

had once faithfully served the city. “We have no idea what happened to the other ones,” Baker said. “They were probably scrapped.” Meanwhile, as the English say “slowly, slowly, catchee monkey,” or in this case a vintage fire truck. Interested in the project? Call Baker at the fire department.

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Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Christmas in Cramerton Kick-off the holiday season with a week full of events! After taking 2020 off, the Cramerton Christmas Parade and Village are back and better than ever! On Thursday, December 2nd, visit Cramerton’s Riverfront Downtown to take in the sights and sounds of the holiday season. The Christmas Village will run from 3:00-7:00 pm with the Annual Parade beginning at 4:00 pm. As the marching bands, floats, and other parade participants make their way down 8th Avenue, local makers, artisans, and carolers will add cheer to Centennial Center in downtown Cramerton. After the parade, Santa himself will be making a special appearance

to visit with children and take photos! With art, embroidery, snacks, and more, you’re sure to find something to give (or something to keep!) while taking a stroll around the Village and shopping local. Be sure to pay a visit to our storefront shops and restaurants in town while you are there! Limber up like Santa (how else do you think he fits down the chimney?) with Cramerton’s Free Yoga Series on Saturday, December 4th from 9:00-10:00 am at the Community Center located at 1 Julian St. This yoga session will have a festive theme to help you get in the spirit! Grab a friend and stop by before shopping to your heart’s con-

tent. Don’t forget a mat and a water bottle. After yoga on Saturday, December 4th, the Town of Cramerton will host their annual Holiday Bazaar from 10:00 am-2:00 pm at the CB Huss Recreation Center (located at 8 Julian St.). Be ready for a market full of boutique items, handmade goods, and live music. You may even spot some Cramerton Goat in the Boat merchandise for sale, just in time for the holidays! Nothing says Christmas like music, pictures with Santa, and supporting your local community! Grab your Christmas list and stop by for fun days of holiday cheer in Cramerton.

Bliss Gallery presents “Brush Strokes from My Heart” Denise Price Thomas is well known in Gaston County. The certified healthcare administrator, national speaker, consultant and edu-tainer is now adding professional artist to her resume. Bliss Gallery is thrilled to present Thomas’ “Brush Strokes from My Heart” just in time for the holidays. “During the pandemic, or ‘time-out 2020’ as I called it, I was so lost. Normally, I would be juggling multiple events and training sessions. When all of that came to a screeching halt, I felt alone and with-

out a purpose,” said Thomas. Thomas says that’s when she picked up some leftover paint and a canvas and went to work. “As the tears fell on the canvas, the paint seemed to splatter into pretty shapes,” said Thomas. “When I looked down, I saw a heart. My tears had formed a heart on the canvas. To me, that was my sign. I collected all of the paints, brushes and everything I could find to paint on and I couldn’t stop. Soon I realized whatever was in my heart was coming to life on the canvas.”

Christmas decorations were going up in Mt. Holly last week. Mt. Holly Parks and Rec. staffer Cheri Love took some coffee to city employees Sonny Rankin, John Freeman, and Ronnie Smith. Photo by Alan Hodge

Holy Angels’ resident artists Cheryl, Lorraine, Maria, Martha, MaryEllen, Mike and Tom also contributed to the exhibit. An opening reception will be held Thursday, December 2 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Bliss Gallery. Face masks and social distancing are required. Please RSVP to Harmony Heslop at if interested in attending. “Brush Strokes from My Heart” runs from December 2 – January 22, 2022 at Bliss Gallery.

Photo by Scott Griffin

Enchantment in the Garden is back

The 26th annual Toy Run for Kids will take place Saturday, Dec. 4th rain or shine. The event draws hundreds of bikers and thousands of gift for deserving kids. The gathering place is Ranlo Church of God, 1825 Spencer Mtn. Rd., Ranlo. Kick stands up and pull out at 11:30am. Bring new unwrapped toys. Here’s a shot from last year’s event to show the scope of the gathering. Photo by Alan Hodge

The Mount Holly Community Garden will be holding its 6th Annual Christmas Enchantment in the Garden on Friday 12/10 from 5:00pm-9:00pm. This free, family-friendly event for all in the community has grown each year and is often called the “McAdenville of Gardens”. Located at 126 N. Main Street in Mount Holly, the Mount Holly Community Garden has quickly become a popular destination in the city, housing 52 organic garden beds each

leased and attended to yearly by garden members. Over the past 7 years, the Mount Holly Community has supplied the Mount Holly CRO with thousands of pounds of fresh produce, and implemented several free community wellness programs, such as, gardening classes, wellness cooking demonstrations, yoga in the garden and unique art projects. This year’s Christmas Enchantment in the Garden is sure to be one to remem-

ber. Each of the 52 garden beds will be decorated differently by garden members, along with hundreds of glowing luminaries lighting your way. Local businesses and artists will also be taking part this year by decorating designated areas around the garden. Several lanterns from the recent Mount Holly Lantern Parade will also be on display. Stroll through the garden while listening to festive holiday music. Be sure to bring your camera to capture the magic.

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Congratulations to Mr. Detweiler for being selected as Stuart Cramer High School Teacher of the Year. Detweiler teaches Science at SCHS and inspires his students to do their best.

Hats off to the 2021-2022 Cramerton Middle School Teacher of the Year, 8th grade math teacher Lindsey Steele. Thank you for all you do for Cramerton Middle School students and families.

A huge shout of congratulations to Mrs. Brittain, 21-22 Catawba Heights Elementary School Teacher of the Year. All your hard work never goes unnoticed and staff and students are so proud to have you.

Congratulations to Ms. N. She was recently named as the McAdenville Elementary 2021-2022 Teacher of the Year. Keep up the good work.

You might not know that the GCS Teacher Assistant of the Year (from Catawba Heights Elementary), Mrs. Marlowe, is also an Air Force veteran. She shared some pictures, some stories, and let the kids try on her jacket. We thank you for your service and all you do for our kids every day!


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Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Red Raiders beat Forestview, Warriors lose to Shelby By John Wilson

The third round of the North Carolina High School football playoffs saw East Gaston and South Point make it to the Sweet 16. But after Friday night’s action only one would move on. South Point 27 Forestview 7 The last time South Point and Forestview met was on October 22nd. In that game the Red Raiders scratched out a 17-14 win off of a 27 yard Charlie Birtwistle field goal in double overtime. Since then both schools had been on a winning roll. South Point came into the rematch riding a five game win streak while Forestview came to Belmont on a three game winning run. Going into Friday night’s matchup at Lineberger Stadium there were no big surprises. The Red Raiders and Jaguars were old Big South 3A rivals. Each team knew exactly what the other was capable of. On paper, this one should have been close. However, as the game evolved it looked like South Point had no intention of being involved in a repeat of the October game. Senior running back Tyson Riley put the Red Raiders on the board first

with a three yard touchdown run. The Jags responded with a touchdown run of their own to tie the game up at 7-7 going into the 2nd quarter. In the second quarter the Red Raiders pushed out to a 14-7 lead off of a seven yard TD run by Elijah Phifer and a successful PAT kick by sophomore Charlie Birtwistle. South Point took a 14-7 lead into the locker room for halftime. In the second half the game was all South Point as the Red Raiders continued to control the ball and rack up points. South Point scored 10 points in the third quarter when Charlie Birtwistle hit a 31 yard field goal and Cam Medlock broke of a 22 yard touchdown scamper. It was looking good for Big Red going into the fourth with South Point up 24-7. In the fourth quarter Birtwistle drilled another field goal, this one from 23 yards out to wrap up an impressive 27-7 victory for South Point. Charlie Birtwistle delivered a solid performance finishing as the top high scorer of the game with two field goals and three successful PAT kicks. Offensively South Point’s grind-it-out rushing attack did its job. Once again, the

Red Raiders weren’t fancy, they were just efficient. Senior Tyson Riley was South Point’s top rusher with 96 yards. On the other side of the ball the South Point defense took their game to the next level. See FOOTBALL, Page 13

The South Point High Red Raiders varsity football squad hosted the Forestview Jaguars team last Friday at Lineberger Stadium. When the chilly night came to a close the Red Raiders had jabbed the Jags and carved out a 27-7 playoff win. Photos by Calvin Craig/Superraiders

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The East Gaston Warriors varsity football team took on the Shelby High Lions in the third round playoff game Friday night. It was a cold night and Shelby gave the Warriors a cold shower by coming out on top 64 to 15. Nonetheless, the Warriors had their best season in many years and deserve a big round of applause. Photos by Jennifer Hall

FOOTBALL From Page 12

Throughout the game the Red Raiders defense controlled the line of scrimmage by playing tough gritty football. The South Point “D” limited a normally prolific Forestview offense to a meager 96 yards. “I thought we played hard,” head coach Adam Hodge said. “We played good, and we played for each other.” Now, this week the 10-3 South Point will have to battle another familiar foe when they travel to Shelby to take on the 10-2 Crest Chargers. The last time these two teams lined up was on October 1st when Crest edged out the Red Raiders 27-26. Just like when the Red Raiders were getting ready for Forestview coach Hodge knows what it’s going to take

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to beat the Chargers. Limiting turnovers and playing smart football are the keys to victory. “They are obviously a very talented team,” Hodge said of Crest. “They have a good running back and a good defense. Like I said last week, the team that makes the fewest mistakes will likely win the game.” Shelby 64 East Gaston 15 East Gaston’s fantastic 2021 season came to an end with a 64-15 loss to Shelby. While being knocked out of the playoffs is tough no one can take away from what the Warriors did this year. Head coach JT Postell and company have shown that anything is possible as a pro-

gram that has struggled to win for years has gotten back on track. This year East Gaston finished third in the Southern Piedmont 1A/2A with a 6-4 record. In the post season the Warriors would go on to win two playoff games. After the loss to Shelby, East Gaston finished the year with a respectable 8-5 record. Coach Postell is proud of what his team has accomplished this year. “I’m really proud of the entire team,” Postell said. “Especially the seniors we will be losing. They have set the new standard for East Gaston football. As I told them after the loss, there is no going back, the expectations have been set. We need to build on that.”

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To place your ad go to or call 704-484-1047 ANNOUNCEMENTS CHRISTMAS WITH ELVIS. Sat., Dec. 11, 7:30pm-until? Free. Top Dog, 351 Oakland Road, Spindale. 828-287-8668. Jim Owens says don’t have a Blue, Blue Christmas!


EMPLOYMENT 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.

BUSINESS SERVICES 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


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 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








HOUSEPARENT NEEDED. Childrens Homes has an opening for individual to work as houseparent who is experienced working with or want to care for children/youth. It is a live in position for seven days on and then off seven days. Must be 21 and have a high school/GED or higher degree. Houseparents will be responsible for managing the home and all areas associated with parenting children. Responsibilities include being a positive role model, preparing meals, taking them to appointments and administer medications. We usually have up to six children at one home with a full time houseparent and a part time helper. Paid health, dental and vision insurance after three months. Christmas bonus. Retirement incentive after one year. Starting pay $22,000. (704) 471-1150 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 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 LABORERS NEEDED. Must be able to lift 50 pounds. $15 per hour. Must have reliable transportation. 828-521-6383.

ROCKY’S JUNK REMOVAL SERVICE. House cleanouts, foreclosure cleanouts, garbage removal and yard cleanup. 50 mile radius Rutherford County. 828-521-6383. JD ENTERPRISES. Quality Construction and Electrical Services, and many more. Free estimates. 704-349-2999, 803610-7765 SHIPMAN’S MASONRY- 48 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Brick, Block & Stone, Outside Fireplaces, Foundations, Underpinnings. “Free Estimates”. 1st Quality Work! (863) 532-1587 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 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


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. 24 HOUR MOBILE MECHANIC. I will come to you to repair any car, lawnmower or tractor. Honest & reliable. (704) 3002332 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. PROFESSIONAL TREE & STUMP REMOVAL. “We Make the Pain in Your Grass.... Disappear!” Call STUMP PROS @ (704) 691-4201

AUCTIONS PATTERSON SPRINGS STORAGE AUCTION PUBLIC SALE. 1:00PM Dec 6th. Patterson Springs Storage, 1826 Creek Ridge Rd., Shelby NC. Contents of Units: #32 Lail, #15 McKnight, #34 Blanton, and #18 Johnson For Non-Payment of Storage Rent. (704) 4737358


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



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


Deadline: Friday at 12:00 Noon

HUGE YARD SALE TUES-SAT. Clothes, furniture, Christmas Items and more Tuesday- Friday at 1705 South Lafayette Street, Shelby, NC 28152 (704) 4827880

FOR SALE FESCUE HAY FOR SALE. $4.50 per bale. Call 704-5834110. If no answer leave message. NEW 40 PC CHRISTMAS DISHES. 8pc glasses, 60x84 tablecloth, Holly Pattern. Cost $90. Sale $55. New 20pc Christmas Dishes, CokeCola/ Snowman Pattern, Collectible. Cost $50. Sale $25. 828-2483402. Please leave message. PURE RAW LOCAL HONEY. $18 per quart, $10 per pint. Produced in Rutherford County. Call or text Jackson Corbin, 828-980-1823. 1984 DODGE DIPLOMAT PARTS CAR. 318 engine, $300. 1997 Kawasaki motorcycle, good chrome. Runs but no title. $200. 980-552-5234 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

BLACK LEATHER LOVE SEAT. Very nice. $125. 704834-9848, (704) 538-8867 BARBIE DOLL SETS 19882020. In original boxes. Also Millennium Barbie. Also 1996 Mitsubishi TV, good condition. 704-472-3784, (704) 739-7201 DEER CORN. SHELLED, 50lbs, $10.05. 828-287-3272. USED CAMPER TOPS: BUY/ SALE/TRADE. Various sizes and styles. 828-980-0881. GE WHITE SMOOTH TOP RANGE. Works perfect. I’ve changed to gas. $125. Electric heater in wood cabinet 32x26x11. Will heat Den, Kitchen, Dining Room. $60. 704418-6796 8 HP BRIGGS AND STRATTON Giant Vac Leaf Blower. $100. (704) 477-7172

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

GIANT VAC FOR SALE 16 HP, Vanguard. Great for dump truck or trailor to get up leaves. $1,000. 704-480-7405.

2003 SUBARU BAJA. Gray with Black interior, 5 speed, Good tires, needs clutch. $2,500. 704-482-8090 (w) or 704-472-7924 (H).

BASEBALL COMPLETE SETS for sale. From the 80s. Call 828-748-9774.

HORSE QUALITY HAY. Square and round bales. Call (704) 487-6855

4 MATCHING DINING CHAIRS $40. Very heavy 6’x4’ patio table & benches $120. OBO. Large black leather recliner, real dad’s chair, great condition $80. Brand new SS double bowl sink $60. Fred 828-202-1000.

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

FOR SALE Great Deal! Ceramic Kiln 31 inches Tall Outside 22 inches Top Inside 17x19 call 704-487-7715 FIREWOOD FOR SALE. Full size truck $120, short bed $80, 9’ dump truck $250. Seasoned wood & fire pit wood. Delivery available. (828) 461-2379 FREE SEASONED OAK LOGS. You cut and haul. 704300-4030. Leave message and phone number. 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@ TINTED GLASS TOP PANEL. Fits 2003 Corvette Coupe. In great shape. Price negotiable. 704-466-0916. FIREWOOD FOR SALE. Long wheelbase load. Fully loaded. $70.00/load. Delivered. 864492-4793 or 803-627-9408. TOO LAZY FOR YARDSALE. 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

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

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




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

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

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.

1993 FORD TAURUS $950 cash. Call anytime. (704) 482-6010

ENCLOSED TRAILERS IN STOCK! 6’x10’, 6’x12’, 7’x12’ and 7’x16’ contact J. Johnson Sales, Inc., Forest City. (828) 245-5895 50 LB. ANVIL $150. 6 ft. Scrape Blade $225. Feed barrels, plastic with lids & rings, $20. #2 totes $75. (828) 3274782 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. REFRIGERATORS, STOVES, WASHERS, DRYERS. Discount Prices. 1205 Earl Road, Shelby NC. (704) 487-4443

WANT TO BUY CASH FOR YOUR RECORD ALBUMS. Call Ron. (919) 314-7579 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 CASH FOR YOUR CAR running or not, title or no title. Call Charles Dellinger at Red Road Towing. 704-692-6767, (704) 487-0228 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. NEED TO SELL YOUR HOUSE? I PURCHASE UNWANTED RENTAL PROPERTY AND/OR STARTER HOMES. MUST BE PRICED TO SELL! “QUICK CLOSINGS”! Call 704472-0006.

WANT TO BUY. ATV’s, PopUp Campers and Small Travel Trailers. Call 828-429-3935. WANTED: OLD AND NEW AMMO. Reloading supplies. Call 828-245-6756 or cell # 828-289-1488.

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

PETS & LIVESTOCK 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 RARE BLUE MERLE POMERANIAN. 5 months old female, 1.5 lbs. 1st shots, will stay small. Everything goes with her. $1650. (704) 473-6789 CHINESE SHAR-PEI PUPPIES. Full blooded Chinese Shar-pei puppies $1700 AKC registered, with a pedigree blood line traced back 4 generations. The babies already covered in wrinkles. Possibly ready for Christmas TIME. Taking $300 nonrefundable deposits. You can come see your puppy anytime you want, also can send videos of the baby growing. Only serious inquires. Call or message for more pictures. (910) 605-1987 Sandtired@

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 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 PASTURE FOR RENT for horses. Up to 3 horses will cost $120/mth. 704-434-7663. 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 POLISH WHITECRESTED TOPHAT HENS FOR SALE. 6 mths old. $25 for one or $60 for all 3. 828-785-3265 YOUNG BLACK LAB (MALE) $200. Variety of Chihuahua & Feist (All Lap Dogs) All Under 3 Years Old $100 up . Call (704) 473-8300 ADULT QUAIL $5 EACH. Quail Chicks $1.50 ea. Quail eggs $3 per doz. (704) 476-9943

FREE KITTENS to a good inside home. Call 704-419 9413 (anytime) or call 828-201-3861 after 4pm.

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.

YOUNG RESCUE CATS. Spayed & neutered. Males $80, females $125. Call for selection. (828) 391-0919


TOY YORKIE-POO FEMALE. CKC registered, 1 year old, all shots, vet checked, spayed. $650. (828) 391-0919 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

2005 AUDI S4. 168,000 miles, very clean, no leaks, maintenance kept. Clean title. Asking $5,700 obo. 704-284-1450 1993 FORD BUCKET TRUCK. 7.2 diesel, 5sp., disc brakes, mechanically sound, 175K mi., $6500. OBO sell or trade. 828429-8833. 2002 FORD CROWN VICTORIA 81,447 miles, good condition. Everything power works. Serious Inquiries only, $5500. (704) 300-2783



2008 FORD RANGER Original mileage 29,450 Price $10,600.00 New Tires 3.6L-V6 (828) 395-3432

1996 FORD F-150 57,938 miles, $1833, 5.0L engine, garage kept, more info at, very clean inside and out. (910) 427-9810 2011 LINCOLN MKX 81,000 miles, Don’t Wait!, Excellent condition. $14,000. (704) 487-0823 2001 BUICK LESABRE LTD., 4 Door, 121,518 miles, leather seats. Asking $4000 obo. Gold in color. 704-472-2248. (704) 482-2248 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@

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

MOBILE HOMES DW 2018 MOBILE HOME. For Sale. Never Been Lived In- .63 lot, 4BR, 2BA. #3 School District. 980-4045200. (980) 404-5200

Deadline: Friday at 12:00 Noon





ROSE HILL MEMORIAL PARK PLOTS. For Sale. $1000 each for (2) spaces. Section 1, Lot number 74 Spaces 1 & 2. Lawndale, NC 28090 (919) 696-7867

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

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) 537-9800 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) 756-8481 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.

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

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 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.


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



NICE COUNTRY LIVING. 2 or 3BR mobile homes for rent. 10 minutes from Shelby. NO PETS. Seniors welcome. No Texts. 843-957-9299.

3 BEDROOM BRICK HOUSE in Forest City. Central heat and air. Leave a message $950 plus deposit (828) 458-7403

2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH BRICK HOUSE. For rent in Grover. Appliances, carport, large yard, many extras. $700 month. (704) 472-7233

3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH, secluded 1 acre lot. No pets. First, last, security. 55 & older. Background check. Shiloh area. 828-429-9831.

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

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.

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

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


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