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Belmont will hold its annual Memorial Day event Sunday, May 27 at 2pm at Greenwood Cemetery. Mayor Charles Martin will deliver the Welcome. Colors will be presented by South Point High JROTC Naval Color Guard. Fred Dixon will lead the Pledge of Allegiance followed by a recording of the National Anthem by US Marine Corps Band. Remarks will be made by Dan Cloninger, Command, American Legion Post 144. POW/MIA Ceremony will be performed by Larry Norwood Post 144. Emma Cloninger will singpatritoc songs. A 21-gun salute will be fired by Gaston County Sheriff Dept. Honor Guard. Taps will be played by Gaston County Sheriff Dept.

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Mt. Holly holds annual Community Dinner By Mary Smith The 68th annual Mount Holly Community Dinner and Awards event, presented by Duke Energy, the Mount Holly Chamber, and the Gaston Regional Chamber, was held on Thursday, May 3rd in the Grand Hall of the Mount Holly Municipal Complex. Over 300 guests were in attendance. Mayor Hough welcomed the guests. Mountain Island Charter School tenth grader Kelsie Painter sang a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem. Reverend Janet deWater from First Presbyterian Church gave the invocation, and Walter Sloope, the 2005 Man of the Year, provided remarks honoring those who are no longer with us and could not attend. "We love you, we honor you, but most of all, we

miss you," Sloope said. Steve D'Avria, CEO/President of the Gaston Regional Chamber, emceed the event. Mount Holly Historical Society president Mary Smith and Ransom Hunter's great grandson, Jeff Wilson, presented the 2018 Historic Person of the Year award to Marshall Gregory. Thirtyfive members of the Gregory family were in attendance and recognized for their relative's significant contributions through his dedicated service to his family, God, and his community. The Vision Award: Entrepreneur of the Year was presented to Mount Holly State Farm agent, Adam Lee. The Community Service Organization of the Year, The living descendants of Marshall N. Gregory gather for a group photo after he was recognized and honored as the 2018 Historic See COMMUNITY page 3 Person of the Year by the Mount Holly Historical Society at the Community Dinner. Photos by Mary Smith

Election sees Stanley artist has added beauty to the town school bonds pass and taxes raised By Alan Hodge

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Last week's primary election results in Gaston County saw voter approve $250 in school improvment bonds as well as a ¼ cent sales tax hike. Turnout was light with just 9.84 percent of voters showing up. That's 14,024 out of 142,503 registered Gaston County voters. The bonds passed with 69 percent of voters giving them the OK. The tax increase squeaked by with a 52 percent margin. If the tax raise had failed, then the school bonds would have been in jeopardy. School officials were obviously gleeful with the results. “We are extremely pleased and grateful to our community for supporting the school bonds,” Said Gaston Schools Superintendent W. Jeffrey Booker. “All of the ‘yes’ votes are an investment in education, an investment in our children, and an investment in our future.With the bonds See ELECTION page 8

The Town of Stanley is working hard to revitalize its main business district, but one portion of that space has been making a big, beautiful splash for quite a while. The work of artist Boyce McKinney, the whole side of the building at S. Main and W. Plum streets is covered with a huge mural that depicts a very real looking steam train pulling into Stanley. McKinney created the work as a free gift to the Town of Stanley. The mural is so lifelike that from a distance it's hard to tell from the real thing. But the work it took to carry out the project was very real, and challenging as well. “I was on the Beautification Committee in 2009 and the idea came up to do the mural,” McKinney said. “I was working freelance at the time so I started the project that March.” Before he began painting, McKinney did many weeks of research into what the mural would depict. “The depot represents one that burned down in 1929,” he said. “The locomotive is a 1920s era Baldwin. I saw a photo of it in the Brevard Station Museum. It's the type that would have come through town in that time period.” The mural is painted with latex house paint donated by Lowes. McKinney mixed the colors so that they really pop. Trackside wildflowers in the mural and the red caboose stand out in

Artist Boyce McKinney is seen with the mural he created on the side of a downtown building as a free gift to the Town of Stanley. Photo by Alan Hodge bright contrast to the rich dark green of the locomotive and the lighter green of the passenger cars. Above the train and station, an azure sky and billowing white clouds are all depicted in detail. “Everybody talks about how real it looks,” he said. To do the two-year project, Boyce enlisted

the help of his brother Joe. Together they climbed ladders and scaffolding, and endured all types of heat, cold, and rain. Incidentally, Joe has his own mural claim to fame. He painted two murals in Cherryville. One shows the famous Cherryville New Years See ARTIST page 4


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On rainy days, you need MY OPINION: Junkin’ a backup camera plained that Elisha, the prophet, tells the king of Israel the very words you speak in your bedroom. The foreign king was upset and ordered his officers to find out where he is so he could Tony Marciano send men and capture him. They found out the name of the city and the king sent soldiers there. They went by night and surrounded the city. This is where it gets interesting. The next morning the servant of Elisha got up early. There he saw an army with horses and chariots that had surrounded them in the city. He panicked and asked Elisha, “What do we do?” If the servant were in the car with me, he would be looking through the windshield. He would be saying, “Look at the rain. It is really storming. We are in trouble.” However, Elisha was also in the car and told us to stop looking through the windshield. Instead, he tells us to look through the eyes of the backup camera. He tells us not to be afraid. Those who are with us are more than those who are with them. Elisha prayed, “Open his eyes, Lord, so that he may see.” This is where the servant changed his view and looked through the rear-view camera. The Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. We will always have challenges. We will have rainy days. We can take on that day looking through a rain-washed windshield. Or, we can see a different perspective – one of faith. HowBy Lee H. Hamilton ever, it does require you to have a backup camera when it is storming outside. Politicians and commentators these days like to point to an array of threats to our constitutional system. There’s one, though, that doesn’t get nearly ders of any kind, all falling ule. Get as much attention as it should: between 18.9% and 21.4% in up and our national debt. a 12-month period. Japan, the go to We may not yet be in imPeople's Republic of China, Niminent danger of fiscal collapse, bed rougeria, and Israel have the lowest but we’re moving into uncharted rates (between 6.0% and 7.4%), t i n e l y . waters. We are among the most especially for depression. For Get adindebted nations in the world, substance abuse, the U.S. is up e q u a t e and it’s only getting worse. there, but not the highest: We s l e e p Thanks to our new tax law, Glenn Mollette are topped by South Africa and but you we’re staring at routine federal Ukraine. As with the U.S., when budget deficits north of $1 trildon't you look at lifetime prevalence lion each year — compared to in any country, the risk for any need more than seven to eight what now seems like a paltry hours. Engage in meaningful $665 billion in 2017. disorder goes way up. Despite ongoing research, activity daily. Work a job. Work As we look at an aging the predictors of mental health in a garden. Clean your house. population, rising entitlement disorders are still evasive, even Mow grass. Pull weeds. Go to costs, and skyrocketing interest for the most common, like payments, things promise to go depression. While a nation's school. Have some type of daily from dismal to dire. wealth factor would seem to exercise. Breaking a little sweat We’re running these deficits have an impact, it's clear from every day is healthy. Engage at a time of full employment, the data that the relationship is in meaningful relationships at when the economy is doing well. complex. Ron Kessler, Ph.D., church, a club, work or with This is exactly the wrong time the Harvard researcher who friends and family. We all need to be pressing on the acceleraheaded much of the WHO's tor, because when the downturn mental health research, says real people in our lives. Limit comes — which, inevitably, it that by and large people in less- your technology, television and will — we won’t have room to developed countries are less de- social media time. Too much maneuver. pressed: After all, he says, when can drain and depress you. The problem is not quite that nobody’s talking about the you're literally trying to survive, If you have mental illness debt in Washington. They are. who has time for depression? or family members suffering But it’s not a productive discusAmericans, on the other hand, many of whom lead relatively from mental illness get it out on sion. Politicians give lip service comfortable lives; blow other the table and start talking about to debt and deficit reduction, but nations away in the depression coping, a strategic plan, coun- for the most part, each party tries factor, leading some to suggest seling and working together to to blame the other. Tackling defthat depression is a "luxury dis- make life manageable. Ignor- icits and the debt always takes a back seat to other priorities: tax order". ing it only results in everybody cuts and spending increases of There is a zero cure for menall kinds and descriptions. tal health issues. However, here going crazy. Credits: World Health OrWhat do we do about all are some suggestions for imof this? “The time to repair the provement. Have a daily sched- ganization and The Atlantic.

In the 1970’s there was a singing group called The Carpenters. Karen Carpenter was the voice of the group. One of her songs was entitled, “Rainy days and Mondays always get me down.” Let me take you into bad weather. It was one of those rainy days that my wife and I had to switch cars in the driveway. I pulled out so she could get to the top of the driveway. It was raining hard. The wipers were trying to keep the windshield clear. I had the car in reverse and looked at the back up camera. There was no rain. It was clear. I looked through the windshield. It was raining very hard. I looked at the back-up camera and it was clear. At that moment, the windshield was being beaten down by rain. It represented the problems of my life. I was looking at life through the lens of stormy weather. Although it was raining at the back of my car, the lens in the back up camera saw things differently. It showed no rain. In fact, it appeared rather bright. Isn’t that how life and faith intersect. We look at the problem in front of us and don’t know which way to turn. God invites us to look at life through His lens. Not to see what is, but instead, see what we can be as we join God where He is moving. Faith has been defined as the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. There is the Bible story of a prophet Elisha who found himself in a difficult situation with a foreign king. He had a gift of knowing what this king was saying in private and revealed those words to the king of Israel. The foreign king thought he had a traitor in his ranks and summoned all his soldiers to report to him. When he confronted them about being on the side of the king of Israel, his officers ex-

Are Americans Crazy? Has America simply gone crazy? We never want to think that we are a bit crazy or that people we love are experiencing craziness but it is reality. America has an overwhelming problem with craziness or I should say mental health issues. Over a 12-month period, 27% of adults in the U.S. will experience some sort of mental health disorder, making the U.S. the country with the highest prevalence. Mental health disorders include mood disorders, anxiety disorders, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and substance abuse. Over one's entire lifetime, the average American has a 47.4% chance of having some kind of mental health disorder. Yes, that's almost one in two. The projected lifetime prevalence is even higher: for people who reach age 75 it is 55%. World Health Organization data does not take into account eating disorders, personality disorders, and schizophrenia; the incidence of these disorders together is about 15% in the U.S., according to the National Institute of Mental Health. The incidence of mental health disorders varies widely across the globe, and determining the patterns is tricky. After the U.S., Ukraine, Colombia, New Zealand, Lebanon, and France have the next highest rates of mental health disor-

Well, last week Sharon and I bought a pig. A big pig. A big, pink pig. We got him from the wilds of Cabarrus County. We put him in the back of the pickup truck and secured him with motorcycle tie down straps. We sped down Hwy. 49 and I-85 and folks smiled at the sight of a big, pink, pig riding in the back of a Toyota pickup. By and by we got him home and Sharon named him Poo-tee. Pootee the Pig. We put Poo-tee in the front yard near the driveway where he adds another bit of funky, agricultural charm to our already quirky estate. Actually Poo-tee is not real. He's a life-size metal sculpture. Yard art in other words. He joins our other yard art menagerie- a big goat named Popcorn and a little goat named Cotton, a couple of smallish, flying pigs, a rooster, an ostrichsized prehistoric-looking bird, and a woman made from a plowing disc, shovel head, with bed springs hair. The place where Poo-tee came from is our secret but here's a hint. It's a huge conglomeration of antiques and “junk” and used to be a chicken farm and the guy who owns it got tired of raising chickens and went into the “old timey” and “offbeat art” business. We go there a couple of times a year and always swear we won't buy anything but you know how that is. Besides Poo-tee, this trip we got some colorful bottles for our bottle tree (ain't no haints gonna git on me, cause I gots me a bottle tree), a vintage Western Flyer bike for Sharon that I will rebuild to resemble a WWII military one, and a sign for the front porch that says “Welcome, Now P*ss Off”. We spotted a ten-foot long, lifelike alligator yard art and some lifesize miniature donkey yard art but could not fit them into the truck since Poo-tee took up most

of the room. There's always next time. But there is a serious side to the junk pile place too. That is, everything there has a story. I saw an antique baby carriage made of wicker with spoke wheels. It had to be over 100 years old. I pondered what Alan Hodge Banner-News Editor kids rode in it and who pushed it and where. I mused on the life of the kid and the parents and how the carriage ended up in a former chicken farm barn. I saw a set of huge antique doors. They were about ten feet tall and had bars on the front. Where had they come from? Who walked through them? I saw an old wind up record player. Who danced to its tunes? Finally, I saw several antique tractors languishing in a shed. I thought about how a couple of summers ago I found my great grandfather's 1939 Farmall F30 in a similar condition and bought it and brought it home and restored it. Once upon a time someone loved the chicken farm junk pile tractors too. One day some of your stuff, and our stuff too, will end up as “junk”. Think about it. “Going junkin” as Sharon calls it, is a great way to spend a few hours slowly walking through the past, thinking of the stories old stuff tells or could tell if it could talk. All you have to do is just stop, look, and listen.

The Dangers of Debt roof,” John F. Kennedy once said, “is when the sun is shining.” That’s why it’s time right now, while the sun is shining on the economy, to repair our fiscal problems. We need to restrain the growth of spending, especially in entitlement programs. And we need to recognize that this most recent tax cut, with its further explosion of debt, is exactly the wrong medicine. Debt is a major threat to our preeminence in the world, since

it constrains our ability to steer the economy and react forcefully to unexpected events. How we deal with it will be a real test of our constitutional system and our political system. What we need to do is no secret: we have to spend less and tax more. This is very hard to do. But the system is not selfcorrecting. Unless Americans demand action, we will continue down our current road until, at some point, the pavement ends and the wheels come off. Phone 704-825-0580 Fax 704-825-0894 Office: 128-C N Main St. Belmont • NC

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COMMUNITY from page 1 sponsored by Meals on Wheels, was presented to the Mount Holly Lodge #544. Melanie Black, the 2017 Woman of the Year recipient, presented this year's award to Glenda Painter. “Our 2018 Mount Holly Woman of The Year has touched the lives of an army of people, Black said. “Although she grew up in a different Gaston County town, she has delved into the heart of Mount Holly’s activities. She is a born leader and is always willing to take responsibility for the betterment of children and her community. For many years she was on the Springfest committee. She spent many hours making sure the entertainers and the vendors were treated professionally and made to feel welcomed. She takes her community involvement to work with her. She is involved in organizing the blood mobile events for her company and the community. Her love and dedication for

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children is evident. She has been a Girl Scout Leader and a Boy Scout Leader. Her enthusiasm is contagious. She was able to talk a mother of two boys into being an excited cookie chairman for her Girl Scout Troop. While her children attended East Gaston High School, she a lead fundraiser. Currently, she is a devoted grandmother supporting her grandchildren and is immersed in their events at Stuart Cramer and Mountain Island Charter School. As a member of First United Methodist Church in Mount Holly, she has held and continues to hold many positions. She has been a children’s Sunday School teacher, VBS Chairperson, Cherub Choir leader, Youth Leader, Leader of the Rowdy Girls. Her little Cherubs referred to her as Maw Maw. Her beloved Rowdy Girls raised $13,500 for Relay For Life in one year. Her favorite project, Parade Of Tables, has raised thousands of dollars for the college scholarship fund. She is currently the Sunday School teacher of the J.A.M.S class. This class is active in promoting and fundraising for CRO and the local Backpack Ministry for elementary students. She is a member of the Chancel Choir, Casting Bronze Bell Choir, President of the United Methodist Women and Worship Committee Chairman.” Garrie Brinkley, the 2017 Man of the Year recipient,

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presented the award to Steve Painter. “This year’s recipient is a lifelong resident of Mount Holly, graduating from Mount Holly High School,” Brinkley said. “He was a great musician, and played for years with one of our local groups. He graduated from a North Carolina university and immediately came back to work here in the family business, which has been operating under the same name for nearly 71 years. Since the mid-seventies, he has been a major part of the downtown business community. He is a very caring business owner who gives sage advice when needed. For over forty plus years, he has come to work with a smile on his face, providing amazing service that only a local business owner can give. More importantly, he gives so much back to the community. Growing up in the small town of Mount Holly instilled in him the commitment of service to neighbors and friends. He learned from his parents the value of helping others. He is a prime example of a community leader and model citizen, and he exemplifies all that is good about small-town living. He is a very devoted member to his church. He is involved in the choir and many other committees. He is also a very important member of the Mount Holly Community Choir, always inviting citizens to join the choir to help raise much needed funds for the Mount Holly CRO. He has been an integral part of the success of the CRO, and has served

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as an officer and board member for many years. He definitely has lived his parents' teaching of the value of serving others throughout his life. He is one of the most positive citizens you will find in Mount Holly. He will always support the various causes in the community, both as a business leader and a citizen. He also takes personal interest in those in our community who may have a troubled past or those who have had back luck come their way. His Christian example is one to be admired by everyone. But he goes about it in a very quiet way. There is no way to measure all of the wonderful acts of kindness he has performed for others. In his understated manner, he makes an impact on others by treating each person with genuine compassion and with concern. He shows empathy to those in need, and treats others with respect.He has been a loyal son to his parents. He is very close to his brother, and together they offer loving care to their mother. His dedication to family is amazing. His love for his wife is very evident. Everyone is so happy that they found each other! Most importantly, He is a true "friend" to everyone. Whether you have known him all your life or you just met him, he always offers a kind word of support, of encouragement, offering to say a prayer for you, volunteer his time, or make a contribution to a worthy cause. You can call him day or night and he will be there for you. This is very rare in today's world and should be recognized whenever possible. To everyone that knows him, they will be quick to say that he

does not want any public recognition or flowery words said about him. Tonight’s recognition might be a bit painful. He loves to be in the background while the cause is what is to be celebrated. But honoring him tonight is a small but public way for the community to say "thank you, job well done, my good and faithful servant." He joins his mother and late father in this wonderful recognition, becoming only the second recipient with both parents having won this community award. Let me repeat that. In 67 years, this is only the second person to be distinguished by receiving this award and having both parents as previous a Man & Woman of the Year. Steve is certainly in rare company, joining Tack Springs who until now was the only other person in this category.” Janice McRorie was presented with the Volunteer of the Year award from the Mount Holly Community Development Foundation. J. Peters Restaurant was presented with the Foundation

Award: Business of the Year from Atrium Health. Closing remarks were by Mount Holly Chamber president, James Allen. The event was closed in prayer by Reverend Max Pendleton. The evening's meal was catered by Bucky Oates and Tim McClure Catering (dessert was donated by H & M Catering), and dinner music was provided by James "Tootie" Hogan. Local organizations, sponsors, and community members helped make the event possible including plaques donated by David's Detailing and Robert D. Black; set up/clean up as well as the Presentation of Colors and Pledge of Allegiance by Boy Scout Troop #59; door prizes donated by Jeffrey Painter, the 2018 Miss Mount Holly Scholarship Pageant Queens, and other involvement from the Mount Holly Community Development Foundation, the City of Mount Holly, and the Mount Holly Man & Woman of the Year Committee.

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The downtown Stanley mural in its entirety. was Exhibits Director/Designer at Discovery Place in Charlotte. Locally, McKinney created the sets for the Easter cantata art his church, Stanley Pentecostal Holiness. He's also busy creating murals for schools in Florence and Co,Columbia, SC. In the future, McKinney could be doing more mural work in Stanley. “The train mural needs a conductor figure added,” he says. “There have been discussions of putting two more murals on the side of downtown buildings.” McKinney, 62, shows no signs of slowing down. He's currently vice president of design and construction at the graphics firm, Visual Impressions. He also takes part in long distance charity motorcycle rides. Like a lot of creative people, McKinney plans to continue using his gifts to improve the lives of others. “I'm never going to retire,” he says.

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Run For The Wall riders to pass through our area

Boyce McKinney of Stanley (center) and fellow Run For The Wall participants Ron LaPann (left) and Tom Mangum. Both of these guys are from NC. They are members of Mission:M25.

A group of about 200 motorcycle riders will be passing through our area next week taking part in the Midway Run For The Wall. The riders will be passing through the Hickory area on Wednesday, May 23 on Interstate 40 somewhere around 8:30 - 8:45 am. About 20 people from Stanley Pentecostal Holiness Church will go to the Old Shelby Road overpass (Exit 121) and wave flags and banners as the route rides through. This exit is one exit west of Hwy 321. Anyone is welcome to join the Stanley Hundreds of motorcyclists will pass through Hickory next week on the anoverpass group. nual Run For the Wall event. Run For The Wall is meant to Boyce McKinney photos promote healing among all veterans and their families and friends, to call for an accounting of all Prisoners of War and those Missing in Action (POW/ MIA), to honor the memory of those Killed in Action (KIA) from all wars, and to support our military personnel all over the world. Participants strive to maintain a safe, supportive and private atmosphere in which all participants can reflect and heal on their journey to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC, in the hope they can return home to a new beginning. Run For The Wall goals are to guide the participants across America and to educate future generations on the importance of accountability in wartime actions, emphasizing that no one should be left behind. Run For The Wall® (RFTW) was started in 1989 by James Gregory and Bill Evans, two Vietnam Veterans who traveled across the heartland of America on motorcycles. They talked to local radio, TV and newspapers about the thousands of men and women still unaccounted for from all wars. The need for this awareness continues today. The issue of public awareness is only part of the reason RFTW exists. RFTW also gives Vietnam Veterans and all Veterans the opportunity to receive their own “Welcome Home” and start their healing process. Anyone who has fought or has friends or loved ones who have fought in a war, has their own issues from their own experience — the welcome home, the goodbye to buddies lost, the ability to finally help the young men and women we watch every night on TV, or just trying to accept coming home alive. Many who participate in The Run find that whatever they’ve been missing can be found in the RFTW family. They can finally start settling issues that have been “stuffed” away for many years. The trip is a 10-day ride from Ontario, California, to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC, where The Run officially ends. Participants meet on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial just before noon on Saturday before Memorial Day. From there, they walk as a group to The Wall and declare their Mission Complete by placing a plaque at the apex. There are other non-RFTW events scheduled throughout the weekend, including the opportunity to participate in the Rolling Thunder Parade in Washington, DC, on Sunday. This is a sight to behold — 350,000 plus motorcycles all starting from the Pentagon parking lots, parading through downtown Washington, and ending at The Wall. During the journey across the US, RFTW riders make stops at memorials, Veterans’ Hospitals and schools. They also enjoy parades, escorts and “Welcome Home” receptions provided by the patriots in host cities. Participants range in age from 8 to 80. They include fathers, mothers, grandfathers and grandmothers (some of whom ride their own bikes!); veterans from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Iraqi Freedom and Afghanistan; active duty military; supporters; friends and family. Everyone is welcome, veterans and non-veterans alike.



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Banner News Fellowship & Faith

Church Directory 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

Cramerton Free Will Baptist

1529 Old Hwy. 27 Rd. 704-827-5851

416 Woodlawn Ave. 704-824-1745

North Main Baptist Church

Cramer Memorial United Methodist Church

1304 N. Main St. 704-827-6141

Restoration & Deliverance 804 W. Charlotte Ave. 704-820-0954 Revival Tabernacle of Mt. Holly 826 W. Charlotte Ave. 704-827-2999

Hood Memorial AME Zion Church Sacco Street • Belmont, NC

Ridgeview Baptist Church 105 Pine Rd. 704-827-3856

Second Baptist Church 740 Rankin Ave. 704-827-5181

Shiloh AME Zion Methodist 1117 Old NC Hwy 27 704-827-8826


Grace Wesleyan Church

Will of God Church

Alexander Memorial Baptist Church

6014 S. New Hope Rd 704-825-7959

513 Woodlawn Ave. 704-827-5185

208 South Main Street 704-825-3216

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

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

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

Crossroads Wesleyan Church 101 Beaty Rd. 704-827-8381

Centerview Baptist Church

Henry’s Chapel Ame Zion Church 151 Henry Chapel Rd 704-825-0711


Holy Comforter Lutheran Church

NC Highway 273 704-827-9846

216 N. Main St. 704-825-2483

Hood Memorial Ame Zion Church

Burge Memorial Methodist Church

455 Sacco St. 704-825-6007

312 W. Glendale Ave. 704-827-2726

Loves Chapel Presbyterian Church

Catawba Heights Church of God

204 Lincoln St. 704-825-8342

122 Tomberlin Rd. 704-827-4225

Lutheran Church of the Holy Comforter

CBC-Memorial Apostolic

2300 Acme Road 704-827-2061

216 N. Main St. 704-825-2483

East Belmont Baptist Church

Message of Love Church

501 Catawba Street 704-825-5780

306 Pearl Beaty Dr. 704-827-6500

East Belmont Church Of God

Mount Moriah Baptist Church

320 E. Catawba Street 704- 825-8845

110 Lincoln St. 704-825-2046

East Belmont Free Will Baptist

Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist

909 Edgemont Ave 704-825-5346

212 South Street 704-825-7269

Ebenezer United Methodist Church

New Hope Presbyterian Church

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

4357 S. New Hope Rd. 704-824-1697

Exodus Church

New Life Baptist Church

101 S. Main Street 704-755-5034

201 Oak Trail 704-822-6195

First Baptist Church

New Mills Chapel Fire Baptized

23 N. Central Avenue 704-825-3758

104 Morning Glory Ave. 704-825-5457

First Foursquare Gospel Church

North Belmont Church of God

8 Elizabeth Street 704-825-5811

2316 Acme Rd. 704-827-4092

First Presbyterian Church

O’Conner Grove Church Ame Zion

102 S. Central Ave 704-825-3357

613 N. Main Street 704-825-5576

First Presbyterian-Belmont

Park Street United Methodist

112 S. Central Ave 704-829-0668

120 Park Street 704-825-8480

First United Methodist Church of Belmont

Power of the Spirit Church

807 South Point Road 704-825-2106

Fresh Anointing Church of God

118 School Street 704-827-7071

Queen Of The Apostles Catholic Church

71 McAdenville Road 704-825-7283

503 N. Main Street 704-825-9600

Friendship Baptist Church

Sanctuary of Praise Ministries

5008 S. New Hope Rd 704-825-3276

124 Georgia Belle Ave. 704-579-7823

Gaston Christian Church

South Point Baptist Church

5339 S. New Hope Rd 704-825-8252

124 Horsley Ave. 704-825-9516

Goshen Presbyterian Church

South Point Freewill Baptist

Roper Street 704-827-6280

Grace Korean Ch Assembly-God 124 Georgia Belle Ave 704-965-1004

297 Gaither Rd. 704-825-8045

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

Springwood Freewill Baptist 220 Park Terrace Dr. 704-827-7801

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Bethel Baptist Church

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

Stowe Memorial Baptist Church 26 Kee Rd. 704-825-5987

The Pointe 6700 Wilkinson Blvd 704-825-1709

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Unity Baptist Church


1405 Armstrong Ford Rd. 704-825-0604

1005 Catawba St. 704-825-8730

Upper Room United Pentecostal

230 W. Charlotte Ave. 704-827-0968

St. Anthony of Padua Traditional Catholic Church 108 Horseshoe Bend Beach Rd. 704-827-8676 1529 Old Hwy 27 Rd. 704-827-5851

Tuckaseegee Baptist Church

Covenant United Methodist 110 Underwood Dr. 704-820-0603

Family Worship Center 1013 W. Charlotte Ave. 704-827-7656

First Baptist Church-Mt. Holly 300 S. Main St. 704-827-2481

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

STANLEY Amazing Grace Baptist Church Christ’s Evangelical Lutheran

238 Lanier Ave. 704-827-8111

203 S. Main St. 704-263-2621

Wesley Chapel Holiness Church

Community Pentecostal Center

324 N. Lee St. 704-827-1993

Westview Presbyterian Church 1020 W. Catawba Ave. 704-827-2026

320 Ralph Handsel Blvd. 704-263-8731

First United Methodist Church 217 N. Main St. 704-263-2691

First Presbyterian Church

3100 Bethlehem Church St. 704-823-5050

709 Rankin Ave. 704-671-8640

235 8th Ave. 704-824-1991

Way of the Cross Baptist Church

Community Christian Fellowship

Cornerstone Family Worship

First Baptist Church

7280 Sifford Rd. 704-827-6277


707 Westland Farm Rd. 704-822-8033

East Wilkinson Blvd. 704-824-5319

511 Tuckaseegee Rd. 704-827-4301

324 N. Lee St. 704-827-5526

Core Church

Cramerton Temple of God Church

St. Paul FHB Church

Chapel Baptist Church

2560 Stanley Lucia Rd. 704-827-5881

154 N. Main St. 704-824-3831

Bethlehem Church Carolina Community Baptist 604 Martha Ave 704-824-2872

512 Old Mount Holly Rd. 704-263-4275

Gold Hill Missionary Baptist Church 7447 Old Plank Rd. 704-827-7966

New Faith Baptist Church

Center Baptist Church

1224 Mayberry Rd. 704-263-0249

S. New Hope Rd. 704-824-4121

New Life Baptist Church

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

527 N. Buckoak St. 704-263-4647

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

First Free Will Baptist Church

Lowell Smyre United Methodist Church

113 E. Parkwood St. 704-263-2131

841 Noles Dr. 704-827-7461

201 N. Main St. 704-824-8814

Trinity Full Gospel Church

First Presbyterian Church

Mt. Calvary Baptist Church

133 S. Main St. 704-827-0521

120 Branch St. 704-824-4535

First United Methodist Church

First Baptist Church of Lowell

140 N. Main St. 704-827-4855

400 W. 1st St. 704-824-1215

Goshen Free Will Baptist Church

First Baptist Church

1300 W. Catawba Ave. 704-827-3076

317 W. 1st St. 704-824-1213

Grace Baptist Church

New Life Church

300 Westland Farm Rd. 704-827-8600

128 Robbins St. 704-824-1356

Hickory Grove Baptist Church

Presbyterian Church of Lowell

3717 Hickory Grove Rd. 704-827-3939

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

Jehovah’s Witnesses

Restoration Church

1736 Kelly Rd. 704-263-0199

1800 Spencer Mountain Rd. 704-824-5250

Lighthouse Full Gospel Church

Woodlawn Baptist Church

530 N. Hawthorne St. 704-827-1442

1101 N. Main St. 704-824-4261

Living Witness Ministries 541 Costner St. 704-827-0004

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd 110 S. Main St. 704-827-4751

Macedonia Baptist Church 1951 Stanley Lucia Rd. 704-827-9224

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

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

McADENVILLE Lakeview Baptist Church 143 Church St. 704-824-5380

McAdenville Baptist Church 192 Main St. 704-824-2740

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


Mt. Sinai Baptist Church

Cramerton Independent Presbyterian Church

339 S. Hawthorne St. 704-827-4320

151 8th Ave. 704-824-3889

303 Sunset Dr. 704-263-9765

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

BESSEMER CITY Bright Light Baptist Church 112 White Jenkins Rd. 704-681-2017

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Past, Present, and Future

Don’t compromise your ffaith h I am a vegan. For me, vegan is not a diet it is a lifestyle choice. I choose this lifestyle for health, ethical and environmental reasons. Society is now catching on to the vegetarian way of life, but throw in a vegan, and we send them into a whirlwind. They still don’t know what to do with us. Therefore, when I travel I pack my food. Once, I had a well-meaning friend say, “You just have to compromise sometimes.” I shared a story why compromise is not so easy when you have been a vegetarian/vegan for many years. Years ago I ordered vegetable soup at a local restaurant. Later in the day, I began to experience abdominal pain. Excuse me for being graphic, but soon my body dispelled the food contents. The next day I contacted the restaurant to ask what type of broth was in their vegetable soup. They informed me a combination of tomato and beef broth. So, compromise is not always so easy. There is another area I refuse to compromise. I will not compromise my faith. The church of Laodicea compromised its faith. Instead of remaining hot and vibrant in their faith, the Laodicean’s absorbed the attitudes of their culture. Listen to Jesus warning to the Laodiceans. “But since you are like lukewarm water, neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out

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of my mouth.” Revelation 3:16 NLT. Yes, we care for our world just as God cared for the world. But, God loved the Rev. Angela Pleasants world so much he District sent his Son to trans- Superintendent form the world one of Catawba Valley life at a time. We too Methodist Churches are to love the world, but not be conformed to the world. “So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.” Romans 12:1-2. The Message.

This week I visited the Schiele Natural History museum in Gastonia NC, with several friends. I hadn’t been to a museum like that for years. The spiritual gardening articles I’ve written have had a sharp focus on gardening and landscaping but as I experienced the museum, my focus on gardening shifted to all of creation and the ingenuity God imparts to mankind along life’s paths. Everything is marvelously connected isn’t it? Food, environment, bugs, plants, animals and man; there is a complexity, synergy and connection going on everywhere. And it’s beyond our imagination, knowledge and awareness. All of us have experienced adrenalin rushes and while few know how to make adrenalin, our bodies do it automatically. None of us knows how to create red blood cells but our bone marrow produces it routinely. Marvelous cells in our ears extract chemicals from our blood stream to make wax and other glands make their withdrawals from that same blood stream to make stomach acid to digest our food. I recently had cataract surgery on my eyes and while I can see quite well, it isn’t as marvelous as the eyesight God originally gave me. And speaking of sight, the other night I was watching fireflies outside and do you know that scientists today still can’t replicate firefly light but we get to experience it every year on warm summer evenings; and how about orderliness? We contain miraculous complexity and hidden knowledge in our amazing bodies even before we are born and, when we are born, our amazing bodies go about the business of maintaining our health in an astonishing orderly fashion. Just as our physical lives are complex, so

is our world. When God created man and man chose to sin, we all began contributing our part to damaging our world and even our own physical lives. What that tells us is that troubles abound and are getting worse as time marches on. Still, as life deals out hard blows Dennis Siracusa Spiritual and we invite troubles Gardening into our lives God promises to never leave us or forsake us if we stick close to Him and obey Him. Hebrews 13:5. In 1971 I was in a British pub at 10am drinking dark beer; just the bartender and me. How it happened, I don’t know but a juke box across the room started playing “Amazing Grace.” As I may have noted in the past, I was transfixed by the words; didn’t totally understand them, but knew there was some insight there that was fundamental to my life. As years unfolded, I studied about grace and in 1979 decided I wanted it. Since then I have done my best to walk close to the Lord and not a day goes by that I don’t experience His loving miraculous grace. In 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 the Lord tells us that God will take our painful pasts or presents and point us to a glorious future. Our hard times will pale in significance to the glorious eternity He has planned for those He calls His own. Eternity in heaven is available but God’s Word is clear. Acts 4:12 and John 3:16, 17 lay out the inexorable truth that eternal salvation is only available through Jesus Christ. It’s a free gift from the Lord, we just have to reach out to Him and take it.

Thank you mom!

The Pharr Family YMCA, McAdenville, held its 5th through 7th grade Senior Dance class Spring Recital on May 3rd. The event took place at Holbrook Middle School. YMCA photo

Summer Movie Series Gaston County Parks and Recreation will be having their Summer Movie Series showing Beauty and The Beast on Friday May 18, 2018 at the Dallas Park Horse Arena. The movie will start at sunset around 9pm. There will be concessions selling hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, candy, and drinks. As always the

popcorn is free so bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy the movie under the stars. For additional information please contact Gaston County Parks & Recreation at 704-922-2164 or visit the County’s website at

Tee Off! For Missions First Baptist Church of at 8:00 AM at Green MeadBelmont’s Annual Golf Tour- ows Golf Course, 957 Kelly nament will take place Satur- Road, Mt. Holly. Fees- $50/Participant; day, May 19th, 2018 starting $200/Foursome; $50/Sponsor.


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Proceeds go toward the Dannie Benjamin Mission Fund, which supports Evangelistic, Medical, and Dental Missions. For more information, and to register, please contact, First Baptist Church at (704) 825-3758, or Tom Moore at (704) 825-5486.

This past week we celebrated moms on Mother’s Day. Mothers are one of God’s greatest gifts to us. Perhaps no more difficult, but more rewarding job has ever existed. Mothers shape the future through their children. Throughout the Bible, we see many godly mothers who raised children that changed their world. We think of Eve, the very first mother. Also there was Sarah, who God blessed with a child late in life, Isaac, who would be a father of the nation of Israel. There Rev. Trent Rankin was Hannah, who prayed for a child, promising to dedicate that child Salvation Church to God. That child Samuel, went on to be a mighty prophet of God. Gastonia, NC These are just a sample of the many great mothers in God’s Word. Of all of the biblical mothers, perhaps no one represents all of the attri- butes of a godly mother more than Mary, our Lord’s mother. Luke 1:26-33 tells us of the proclamation of Jesus’s birth to Mary. Mary was a young village girl from Nazareth. The messenger angel Gabriel came to Mary to tell her that God had chosen her to bring His Son Jesus Christ into the world to complete His plan of redemption. God did not choose a person of royalty, or a wealthy woman, He chose Mary because He found her worthy. Mary gave birth to Jesus, and she and Joseph raised Jesus as He prepared for His ministry. She was with Jesus all the way to the end, as she stood at the foot of His cross. Mary represents all of the things a mom is, and should be. Mary loved Jesus, and Jesus loved her, as seen in their exchange at the cross as Jesus put her into the Apostle John’s care. Likewise, moms love their children. Moms love their children no matter what. That love is unconditional. Moms also sacrifice. One can only imagine the sacrifice Mary made as she witnessed her Son die so painfully. Moms will give whatever they have to provide for their children. Moms also must prepare and support their children. Just as Mary prepared Jesus for His future, and supported Him throughout His ministry, so must mothers today. Our children face an evil, immoral world far from God. Moms must ready their children to go out into such a world. Mom, pray for and with you child. Read God’s Word to them and with them. Ready your children to live Jesus Christ before all they meet. Finally, when the time comes, let your children go. Jesus was sent to earth to save all people. Mary knew Jesus was destined for the Father’s work, and she had to let Him go when the time came. Mom, love, support, and prepare your children, and when the time comes, send them off to become what God has called them to be. Mothers you are such a treasure from God. Your work is so vital. May God bless each of you with wisdom, guidance, and maybe even patience! All of these attributes of a mother, as illustrated in Mary, are the attributes of God. You show love, support, and sacrifice, just as God shows us. You reflect God through your children. Your children could very well change their world for Jesus Christ. Thank you mom!

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ELECTION from page 1 being approved by a significant margin, it is clear that voters care about the schools in Gaston County, and they want the best schools for our children. Just this year, we have seen the benefits of school bonds with the opening of the new Pleasant Ridge Elementary and Stanley Middle School. We will continue moving forward to have more new schools and upgrade the existing ones to ensure that our students have a safe and nurturing school environment. So many people put energy into spreading the word about the importance of the bonds, and they worked extremely hard over the past several

months to get out the vote. With the positive vote for the school bonds, it is a time for our community to celebrate. To everyone who voted for the bonds, we would like to extend a heartfelt ‘thank you.’ Gaston County Board of Education Chairman Kevin L. Collier was also pleased with the vote. “We would like to thank everyone who voted in favor of the school bonds, he said. “The bonds will provide funds for new schools, critical renovations and repairs, and school additions. Our next step is for the Board of Education to work with the County Commissioners to issue the bonds and begin work on the school projects. In addition to everyone who voted for the bonds, we would like

to thank the “Our Children, Our Future” bond referendum committee, parents, business leaders, and many other people in our community who joined together to promote the school bonds. It has been a community-wide effort, and it is so reassuring with this vote to see so much support for our schools. We also are pleased to see that voters have approved the quarter-cent sales tax. The sales tax is expected to generate an extra $6 million a year, which the county has pledged to help pay for the school bonds.” The school bond money will be used for several major projects- including a new middle school in Belmont. Construction could start by the end of this year. Projects include:: $110

million for new school construction; $25 million for school additions; and $115 million for school renovations and repairs. $110 million for new school construction These funds would make it possible to build three schools: a new elementary school in the southeast Gastonia area to accommodate future growth and alleviate the potential for overcrowding; a new middle school in Belmont to replace the old building; and a new middle school that would replace one of our old middle schools and be built to accommodate growth. $25 million for school additions These funds would go toward classroom additions as well as the expansion and renovation of media centers/ libraries and cafeterias. $115 million for renovations and repairs These funds would address the most critical renovations

Thursday, May 17, 2018 and repairs at schools in all six townships across the county. Each township would receive the following amounts: Cherryville Township – $5.8 million Crowders Mountain Township – $12.1 million Dallas Township – $14.5 million Gastonia Township – $38.7 million Riverbend Township – $21.6 million South Point Township – $20.3 million Approximately $2 mil-

lion is allocated for repairs at school department office buildings. The schools would receive funds for renovations and repairs in the following areas: life safety (cameras, intercoms, and alarms); electrical/lighting; water/sewer/ gas lines; plumbing; roof replacement; structural repairs; athletic facilities; doors/windows; parking lots/driveways; environmental work; elevators; restrooms; and ADA compliance.


Poll workers in Belmont reported a light but steady turnout. From left- Ellie Shank, Selma Wright, Mitzy Bondurant, Elizabeth O’Connor. Photos by Alan Hodge

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This group of students from Stuart Cramer and South Point high schools were Garibaldifest volunteers.

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The South Point JROTC had a booth at Garibaldifest. Photos by Alan Hodge

Belmont mayor Charles Martin and friend Bob Holm made the Garibaldifest scene.

Musician “Patty M” and Belmont Parks and Rec. director Zip Stowe strummed a tune at Garibaldifest.

Elsa from the movie Frozen made a new friend Kayla at Garib- Belmont PD officers J.G. Reagan and Ben Henderson were on adifest. the job at Garibaldifest.

American Heritage Girls Lauren Owens and Chloe Billings came to Garibaldifest from Stanley.

Hannah, Lizzy, and Claire staffed the Garibaldifest First Baptist US Army recruiters Dontay Glover and John Mobley checked Belmont booth. out Garibaldifest.

This train was a big Garibaldifest hit.

Belmont held its Garibaldifest last Saturday. Fine weather brought out a large crowd.

This year’s Garibaldifest featured a robotics competition.

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South Point announces sports teams and scholar-athletes By Charlotte Sautner Eleven fall-winter sports teams and 154 athletes at South Point High School earned scholar-athlete recognition by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association for the 201718 fall and winter sports seasons. Teams of five or more members must have a 3.1 or higher unweighted GPA to earn the awards, while individuals must achieve at least a 3.5 weighted GPA during the first semester. Of the 154 individual NCHSAA Scholar Athletes, 24 were named Scholar Athletes in two different sports seasons. Even though the ladies golf team had a 3.375 GPA, they did not qualify as a Scholar Athlete team because they had only 4 team members. 5 team members are required. The South Point football team had a 3.021 GPA, missing Scholar Athlete recognition by .079. South Point’s Scholar Athlete teams and GPAs: Varsity Cheerleading (3.585); Men’s Varsity Soccer (3.416); Women’s Varsity Volleyball (3.663); Women’s Varsity Tennis (3.750); Men’s Varsity Cross Country (3.333); Women’s Varsity Cross Country (3.738); Women’s Varsity Swimming (3.547); Men’s Varsity Swimming (3.400); Women’s Varsity Basketball (3.364); Men’s Varsity Basketball (3.359); Varsity Wrestling (3.412). South Point’s Individual Scholar-Athletes: Alexander Abernathy, Jacob Alexander, Corbin Allen, Jada Alston, Zane Andrews, Emily Axtell, Sarah Axtell, Rachel Baker, Zachary Baker, Drake Ballard, Wesley Barker, Audrey Beaty, Allison Blanchard, Grace Blevins, Kendrick Boehlke, Elizabeth Bogen,

Ben Bogle, Natalie Bond, William Bowman, Nathan Brown, Sean Burns, Emily Burris, Ryleigh Butler, Juan Calles, Carson Campbell, Anthony Canterbury, Dorothy Carnes, Parks Carnes, Sophie Carnes, Catherine Carr, Charles Cason, Victoria Cheeseman, Conner Cobb, Nolan Cochran, Garvin Collins, Connor Corcoran, Brooke Cox, Phillip Davis, Larry Dowdy, Gavin Dowell, Anna Dunbar, Madison Eldridge, Florence Foster, Jordan Foultz, Nicholas Gange, Caleb Gibson, Edwin Gore, Macy Griffin, Ryan Gutkowski, Keaton Hale, Chloe Hamilton, Nathan Hamilton, Bailey Hanafin, Sophie Hanafin, Madison Hancock, Sadie Hannifin, Camryn Harris, Carson Helton, Jessica Helton, Victor Hernandez, Charlie Hill, Alyson Horne, Joshua Hughes, Kortni Hunt, Olivia Hyde, Ethan Jackson, Catherine Johnson, Jacob Johnson, Katelyn Jones, Ayesha Kamdar, Courtney Karagias, Reagon Kasper, Anna Kauer, Henry Keel, Emma King, Trinity Knauf, Maximillian Kortsch, Tyler Kotula, Lee Lawing, Tue Le, Edward Lee, Sarah Leonhardt, Kevin Li, Anthony Little, Kennedy Logan, Nelson Lomick, Abigail Long, Alexander Long, Michael Ludwig, Rena Mageras, Nicholas Matthew, Chancelor Mayfield, Makayla Mayhew, Dylan Maynard, Kailee McAlister, Luke McMahan, Joshua Millspaw, Claire Mitchell, Abigail Morgan, Grace Nehring, Matthew Nehring, Frank Nichols, Moses Nueman, David O’Hanlon, Osli Ochoa, Erin Owens, Ariana Perry, Colby Persgard Howe, Bao Phan, Bailey Phillips, Francisco Pinto, Jacob Powell, Simon Preslopsky, Riley Racz, Emily Ratchford, Cade Ratliff, Andrew Robinson, Matthew Robinson, Ava Rose, Mikayla Rose, Macy Rowland, Sofia Saiz, Taylor Shane, Ethan Shell, Cameron Simpson, Mary Smallwood, D’Azah Smith, Gracie Smith, Lucas Smith, Rhiannon Smith, So-


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phie Smith, Marshall Spencer, Gaige Stephans, Harrison Stinnett, Tatelynn Stowe, Savannah Swanson, Madison Taylor, Allie Temple, Kaylee Thagard, Justin Tolbert, Abbie Toomey, Charlie Tran, Brandon Tudor, Blake Turner, Brooke Villemagne, Macie Wagner, Mary Walker, John Warren, Carley Weaver, Patterson Webb, Adam Whiteman, Zachary Williams, and Grant Woliver. Varsity Cheerleading – Rachel Baker, Grace Blevins, Kendrick Boehlke, Jordan Foultz, Sadie Hannifin, Jessica Helton, Chole Johnson, Courtney Karagias, Makayla Mayhew, Erin Owens, Ariana Perry, Emily Ratchford, Macy Rowland, Sofia Saiz, Mary Smallwood, Allie Temple, Kaylee Thagard Men’s Varsity Soccer – Zachary Baker, Juan Calles, Ryan Gutkowski, Henry Keel, Brayden Lassiter, Nelson Lomick, Michael Ludwig, Nicholas Matthew, Dylan Maynard, Osli Ochoa, Colby Persgard Howe, Cade Ratliff, Andrew Robinson, Taylor Shane, Cameron Simpson, Marshall Spencer, Charlie Tran, Brandon Tudor, Adam Whiteman Varsity Volleyball – Jada Alston, Dorothy Carnes, Sophie Carnes, Madison Eldridge, Macy Griffin, Camryn Harris, Gracie Smith, Tatelynn Stowe, Savannah Swanson, Madison Taylor, Carley Weaver, Patterson Webb Women’s Varsity Tennis – Carson Campbell, Victoria Cheeseman, Brooke Cox, Sophie Hanafin, Bailey Hanafin, Ayesha Kamdar, Anna Kauer, Sarah Leonhardt, Grace Nehring, Bailey Phillips, D’Azah Smith, Anna Spurrier Men’s Cross Country – Alexander Abernathy, Drake Ballard, Ethan Bianucci, Ben Bogle, Nathan Brown, Connor Corcoran, Joshua Hughes, Jacob Johnson, Nathaniel Jones, Tue Le, Alexander Long, Joshua Millspaw, Roger Odell, Francisco Pinto, Harrison Stinnett, Justin Tolbert, Zachary Williams, Grant Woliver Women’s Cross Country – Natalie Bond, Ryleigh Butler, Catherine Carr, Florence Foster, Kortni Hunt, Catherine Johnson, Katelyn Jones, Reagon Kasper, Emma King, Mikayla Rose, Ava Rose, Kaylee Thagard, Alexandria Wilder Women’s Swimming – Emily Axtell, Sarah Axtell, Audrey Beaty, Erin Bess, Allison Blanchard, Elizabeth Bogen, Ryleigh Butler, Victoria Cheeseman, Anna Dunbar, Chloe Hamilton, Janie Helms, Jessica Helton, Alyson Horne, Olivia Hyde, Lee Lawing, Sarah Leonhardt, Kennedy Logan, Abigail Long, Rena Mageras, Kailee McAlister, Claire Mitchell, Bao Phan, Mary Smallwood, Rhiannon Smith, Gracie Smith, Sophie Smith, Kaylee Thagard, Abbie Toomey, Brooke Villemagne, Macie Wagner, Mary Walker Men’s Swimming – John Blount, Ben Bogle, Jakobe Cherry, Garvin Collins, Eli Fermaglich, Edwin Gore, Ryan Gutkowski, Carson Helton, Charlie Hill, Jacob Johnson, Kevin Li, Alexander Long, Luke McMahan, Emmanuel Pulliam, Lucas Smith, Marshall Spencer, Grant Woliver Women’s Varsity Basketball – Emily Burris, Brooke Cox, Madison Duran, Kailee McAlister, Abigail Morgan, Grace Nehring, Asheton Queen, Riley Racz, De’airra Leeshea Sawyer, Kamryn Shipman, Kayleigh Shreffler Men’s Varsity Basketball – Zachary Baker, Charles Cason, Keaton Hale, Anthony Little, Moses Nueman, Jacob Powell, Matthew Robinson, Logan Threatt, Blake Turner, Zachary Williams, Blake Zieske Wrestling – Corbin Allen, William Bowman, Brandon Bullock, Matthew Burgess, Parks Carnes, Conner Cobb, Gavin Dowell, Weston Georgion, Hunter Hogue, Jacob Humphrey, Nathaniel Jones, Trinity Knauf, Maximillian Kortsch, Joshua Millspaw, Matthew Nehring, Gaige Stephens, John Warren


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Belmont Middle School player Ryan Harris gets ready to swing in the championship win over W.C. Friday.

Belmont Middle School baseball coach Sam Pruitt urges his team on during the championship game.

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Belmont Middle School defeated W.C. Friday Middle 11-1 last Thursday to take the Gaston County middle school baseball championship for the second year in a row. Belmont has a perfect 12-0 season and became the county’s first repeat champion since Holbrook tallied three championships in a row from 2001-03. Gaston Schools photo

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Belmont Middle School players celebrate their second baseball championship in a row. Amy Craig photos

Belmont Middle School Team Roster 1 Aaron Chaney 2 Talan McConnell 3 Colin Fayed 4 Hudson Spargo 5 Q Purdie 6 Carson Shell 7 Matthew Hastings 8 Camden Ashe 9 Ryan Harris 10 Wyatt Triplett 11 Ezra Taylor 12 David Nicks 13 Cooper Ray 14 Drew Biggerstaff 15 Mason Craig 16 Sully Absher 17 Dylan Nicks 18 Matthew Walker 19 Jake Beaty

Belmont Middle’s Mason Craig gets ready to base run in the championship game.

This group of students from Cramerton Middle School recently took a trip to Washington, DC. While they were there the students visited a number of sites including the nation’s capitol. Gaston Schools photo

Belmont Central names Students of the Month for April 2018 Belmont Central Elementary has named its April Students of the Month. Character Trait: PEACE 5th Grade: Brown - Griffin Smith; Fascella - Marin Leatherman; Gaither - Emma Skarpalezos; Haley - Isabella Arredondo; Hines - Kirsten Marler; Snipes - Lillian Boyd; and Wood - Hannah Bauer. 4th Grade: Beaty - Megan

Wise; Craig - Gabriela Gadani-Gutierrez; Deely Annabelle Smith; Dodson Liza Kauer; Hamam - Isaiah Burgin; McMillan - Andrei Barbu; and Mellette - Joshua Morates. 3rd Grade: Adams - Lucas Gunn; Bridgeman - Charlotte Weeks; Groves - Noah Johnson; Justice - Rex Dover; McKinney - Kylie Crump; Southard - Canaan Jones;

Stuckey - Jack Krouse; Rich - Logan Harris; and Young Tyler Lipphardt. 2nd Grade: Britton Colby Johnson; Delaney - Isabelle Carr; Dunbar - Anika Amin; Earl - Anna Nguyen; Harkey - Chloe Taylor; Howard - Liam Miller; Parrish - Miles Bowes; and Ross - Nate Koket. Gaston Schools photo

This group of students from Forestview High paid a visit to Belmont Central Elementary where they did some landscaping and beautification. From left- Christian Griffin, Logan McCombs, Mariel Guthrie, Zack Benfield, Gabriel Padgett. Photo by Alan Hodge

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Congratulations to several Spanish students from Gaston Day School who attained national recognition for excellent performance on the 2018 National Spanish Examinations. Students from Gaston Day School earned a total of 4 gold, 3 silver and 7 bronze medals along with 36 honorable mentions. “Attaining a medal or honorable mention for any student on the National Spanish Examinations is very prestigious,” said Kevin Cessna-Buscemi, National Director of the Exams, “because the exams are the largest of their kind in the United States with over 150,000 students participating in 2018.” Students from Gaston Day have a long history of high achievement on these exams and were taught by Spanish teachers Jennifer Shea and Lisa Nussbaumer. The National Spanish Examinations are administered at Gaston Day each year in grades 8 through 12, and are sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. Top row (left to right): Wyatt Esch, Chad Saunders, Makale Armstrong, Meredith Bowman, Cheyenne Hoffman, Abby Brooks, Chris Bowman, Kristine Huynh, Evie Polen. Bottom row (left to right): Grace Goff, Gabriela Salas, Charlotte Moore, Lauren Edmond, Annabelle Fulghum. GDS photo

People Helping People Scholarship winners Eight Gaston County high Cherryville; Ameena Hester, school seniors were winners Highland; Natalie Peregory, in the People Helping People Bessemer City; Allison Scholarship presented by the State Employees Credit Union Foundation. The scholarship (valued at $10,000) is awarded to students who have achieved excellence in academics and community involvement and exhibit good character, leadership, and integrity. The scholarship winners in the Class of 2018 are Grayson Epperson, East Gaston; Lathan Flake, Ashbrook; Gabriela Fonseca, Hunter Huss; Maggie Heavner, Allison Rooney

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Roney, Forestview; and Everett Stone, North Gaston. Gaston Schools photos

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Congratulations to several French students from Gaston Day School who attained national recognition for excellent performance on the 2018 National French Contest-Le Grand Concours. Students from Gaston Day School earned 1 gold medal and 8 bronze medals along with 13 honorable mentions. Receiving a medal or an honorable mention recognition on Le Grand Concours is an high honor and a recognition of the students’ language competency. Students from Gaston Day School have a long history of high achievement on these exams and are taught by French teacher Susan Brown. Le Grand Concours is administered at Gaston Day School each year in grades 8 through 12, and is a national competition sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French. Students were evaluated for their written, oral and listening comprehension skills in French. More than 74,000 students in all 50 states competed in the 83rd annual event this year. Left to right: Brendan Sweezy, Emmy Letts, Sarah Wehmueller, Emily Vandaele, Lauren Wilkes, Lauralee Hurst, Hannah Dove (gold), Samantha Bolton, Tyler McMillan. GDS photo

James S. Miller Scholarship awarded The awarding of the James S. Miller Scholarship was held at 12 noon on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Love’s Chapel Presbyterian Church, Belmont, pastored by Rev. James Millsaps. This scholarship is named after the late Mr. James Sherwood Miller, a former Gaston County principal and community leader. The funding for the scholarship is spearheaded by the following Belmont churches: Henry’s Chapel A.M.E. Zion; Hood Memorial A.M.E. Zion; Love’s Chapel Presbyterian; Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist; Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist; and O’Conner Grove A.M.E. Zion. Prerequisites for receiving the scholarship are: qualifying Grade Point Average (GPA; official transcript; church/community involvement; and letters of recommendation. There were five recipients of the 2018 scholarship awarding, and they are: Phillip Davis, South Point Senior High, Belmont, NC; Christopher Gibson, Stuart Cramer Senior High, Belmont, NC; Sydney Holmes, Northwestern Senior High, Rock Hill,

SC; Devion Moore, South Effingham Senior High, Guyton, GA; and, India Sadler, South Point Senior High School, Belmont, NC. The scholarship amount is $500.00 per recipient. All of the recipients have been accepted in college and are looking forward to making their furthered contribution to society. The most informative speaker for the awarding program was Dr. Willie C. Fleming, Director of Diversity for Appalachian State University, Boone, NC. Also, this awarding time allowed for the transition in leadership for the scholarship committee. Rev. Charles W. Reid, who served for a number of years as scholarship chairperson, stepped down from the position in order to devote more time to the Charles Jesse Bynum Reid Foundation. The new J. S. Miller Scholarship chairperson is Dr. Laura Onafowora of Belmont. Dr. Onaforwora is a retired professor of North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC. Members of the JS Miller Scholarship Committee are:

Rev. Kenneth Alexander; Mrs. Rebecca Brown; Mrs. Betty Earle; Mrs. Shameka Gordon; Mrs. Cynthis Hicks; Mrs. Sherry Isles-Lovell; Ms. Darryl McClure; Mrs. Hattie Means; Mrs. Valinda MillerReid; Dr. Laura Onafowora; Rev. Charles W. Reid; Mrs. Jeanette Rodriquez; and Mr. Courtney Williams.

Congratulations to Belmont Middle School’s Mrs. Linda Cathcart who was recently selected as the 2017-18 School Librarian Media Coordinator of the Year for Gaston County Schools. Good job, Mrs. Cathcart! Gaston Schools photo

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This group of students from Gaston Day School recently volunteered at Catherine’s House in Belmont. The students, as well as their teacher, Sarah Voigt, set an example of selfless service to others. Gaston Day photo

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Stuart Cramer High met Kings Mountain High in the second round state playoff match last week. Kings Mountain came out on top 2-1. Here, Cramer’s #10 Mackenzie Quinlan and KM’s #4 Lindsey Deaver fight for the ball in the Cramer backfield. Stuart Cramer’s #20 Kendall Craig drives the ball into the Kings Mountain back field early in the match.

Kings Mountain goalie Baylee Marr stops a Stuart Cramer shot. Photos by Mike Postell Photography

Kings Mountain player #4 Lindsey Deaver takes a pass from a teammate and would later score the winning goal breaking Kings Mountain’s Sarah Drennan and Peyton Dyksterhouse of the 1-1 tie. Stuart Cramer battle for the ball in the mid-field.

South Point and Mountain Island fall in 2nd round By John Wilson

South Point and Mountain Island Charter baseball both went on to the 2nd round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association playoffs. Unfortunately the ride stopped there with both teams suffering tough second-round losses. South Point rolled into the playoffs riding a four game win streak. After beating R-S Central in the Southwestern 2A Conference tournament the Red Raiders beat Pisgah 7-6. After that the Red Raiders took on Forbush. Against Forbush things there turned out a little bit tougher. The Red Raiders came out of that game holding a tough 5-0 loss. The Pisgah game was a real battle. The visiting Bears played tough. South Point was down 5-2 at the end of the third inning. The Red Raiders rallied in the fifth inning scoring three runs. South Point followed that up by scoring additional runs in the sixth and seventh inning to seal the win. As for the Forbush loss. Well, the Falcons got enough going to get the win. South Point ended the season 16-10 overall and 10-5 in the Southwestern 2A. The new conference proved to be challenging for the Red Raiders. With the new scenery came new rivalries. South Points’s new conference rival seems to be the R-S Central Hilltoppers. The Red Raiders and Hilltoppers went at it all year. Both teams had something to hang their hats on. R-S Central won the conference and South Point won the conference tournament, by beating R-S Central. This rivalry will be one to watch next year for sure. The Mountain Island Charter Raptors made it to the second

round as well. Mountain Island had a solid year finishing 13- 6 overall and 9- 3 in the PAC 7 1A League. In the first round of the playoffs Mountain Island beat Rosman 6-5. After being down 3-0 at the bottom of the second inning the Raptors responded by belting out four runs in the third and one run in the fourth inning. Rosman tried to recover scoring runs in the 5th and 7th, but MI held them off. The MI win was propelled to some extent by some outstanding hitting by Mikey McRorie. McRorie belted out 5 RBIs to help power the Raptor offense effort. In the second round the Raptors ended up facing a familiar foe. It work out that MI had to take on Pine Lake Prep, a team they had already played twice before with mixed results. The Raptors and the Pride are both members of the PAC 7 1A League. In mid-April the Pride beat the Raptors 12-5. A few days later the Raptors countered by beating Pine Lake 7-6. The Raptors ended the season in second place in the PAC 7 1A. They finished up right behind, you guessed it the Pine Lake Prep Pride. So when MI and Pine Lake Prep met in the playoff there was a lot to prove for both teams. Unfortunately the Raptors sputtered and were not able to mount any kind of a sustained offensive effort. The Pride out hit the Raptors 7- 4. Defensively both teams had a few errors. The Pride just proved to be the team that took advantage of the opportunities that presented themselves. Both South Point and Mountain Island have a lot to be proud of. You don’t make it to the 2nd round of the playoffs if you don’t have something going for you.

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Belmont Central Elementary has named its Do The Right Thing/ Principal’s Award winners. Do The Right Thing- Henry McCormick, Amelia Cameron Henry always tries to be a helper to others in his class. He tries to go the extra mile. He will go out of his way to be helpful to his classmates. Amelia is not a bystander. She stuck up for one of her classmates that was being called names and she did the right thing by immediately going to talk to her teacher. Principal’s Award winner for March was Aidan Cranford and for April was Charlie Price. Gaston Schools photo

by Alan Campbell & Ken Schotsch

Gaston Christian School student Maurice “Jacob” Foster will be attending i2i Soccer Academy at York St. John University in York, England. Pictured (from left) GCS Futbol assistant coach Johnny Hoover, AD Tom Hawxwell, Jacob Foster, GCS Head of School Dr. Marc Stout and GCS Futbol coach Justin Huitt. Gaston Christian School photo



Belmont Abbey College held its140th graduation last Saturday. A huge crowd of well-wishers showed up to see 323 students receive their diplomas. Belmont Abbey photo

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Despite first round losses area teams have much to be proud of By John Wilson

Just like last year, the first round of the North Carolina State High Athletic. Association ( NCHSAA ) was tough on many area baseball and softball programs. This year six area teams went into the playoffs. After round one only two went on to play in the second round. For those that fell early there is consolation in knowing that each team can look back and see some level of success over the course of the season. One team that really turned heads this year were was the Stuart Cramer softball team. The Storm ended the season 16-9 overall and 9-5 in league play. The Cramer season ended with a tough 10-0 loss to Jesse Carson. The highlight of the Storm’s season was definitely an impressive seven game winning streak that ran for two weeks in late April. Head coach Matt Scholz is pleased with what the Storm was able to accomplish in 2018. “We finished 16-9 and made the state playoffs for the 5th straight season,” Scholz said. “We improved on our record from the previous season. We always want or think we should have done better in a few games we played, but overall I’d have to say it was a successful season.” Another team that has something to boast about this year was the Stuart Cramer baseball team. Cramer finish the year 13-11 overall and 8-6 in Big South


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3A play. The Storm also fell in the first round of the playoffs with an 8-2 loss to Weddington. Throughout the season Cramer stayed competitive in a very tough Big South 3A. Without a doubt the highlight of the year for Cramer baseball had to be the Storm’s 7-5 April 18th win over South Point. The win marked the first time Cramer had beaten South Point East Gaston baseball also had a lot going on this year. There were times the season resembled a roller coaster with the team going up and down as the season went on. To their credit EG played tough all year. They never gave up. The Warriors finished the year 9-15 overall. EG finished up 6-9 in the newly-formed Southwestern 2A Conference. East Gaston fell in the first round to West Stanly 9-0. Warrior head coach Randy Seller took this year’s events in stride. Sellers dealt with what unfolded and now he has an eye on the future.

“It was a very challenging season for us, Sellers said. “Injuries, departures and dismissals took a toll on us. Our junior varsity had a good season. The future looks very promising for East Gaston baseball.” Much like the EG baseball team, the East Gaston softball team also had its ups and downs. This year the Lady Warriors finished 8- 14. They were 4- 11 in conference play. East Gaston finished the year with a tough 14 -0 lost to West Stanly in the first round. Little by little the Lady Warriors are getting better. A tough late-season slide really hurt East Gaston, but the future looks bright with many returning starters coming back for next year. 2018 is over. For the seniors the end of the season means the end of their playing days. A few will move on to play college ball, but the rest will move on to new challenges as their high school experience winds down. For those players the memories of 2018 will last a lifetime.

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LIVESTOCK FOR SALE. Pure breed, Angus Bulls and Heifers. Jacob Fork Ranch. Call 704538-1199. (704) 600-7847

FREE TO GOOD HOME! Female Boxer, 1.5 years old, all shots, no ears clipped or tail docked, very playful. (828) 8630528

WE BUY UNWANTED JUNK CARS. We will come to you. We pay cash on the spot. Not titles needed. ID required. (803) 374-7545 $$CASH$$ FOR OLD FISHING LURES. Call Rick Hutton collector (704) 695-4917

1983 FORD VAN Econoline. 4 new tires, new brakes. $1000 (704) 685-8565 1994 CHEVROLET S-10 pick up. V-6. $975. 704-466-4675.

2015 JEEP WRANGLER 23000 miles, Automatic, Premium soft top, Rough Country inner fenders and metal short fenders. $25000, Call 704-692-6034

2002 TOYOTA TACOMA PreRunner 2WD, TRD Off Road Pkg. After Market Radio, Borlo Exhaust, Leer Bedcover, After Market Tint, Chrome Side Steps, Great Truck! No problems. 200,200 miles, $8500. Call or text 704-477-8121 or 704-477-3381. 2003 FORD EXPLORER 4WD, Eddie Bauer, 1 owner, 198K mies, heated seats, DVD, AC, 3rd row seat, $5000 obo. (704) 530-1867

SMALL BREED BEAGLE. One female left. 8 weeks old. 1st shots & wormed. Very healthy and spoiled puppy. (704) 692-6787 BABY MUSCOVY DUCKS $5.00 EACH; Baby Turkeys $5.00 each; Black Giant Chicks $2.00 each; Grown Turkeys $50.00 pair. Call (864) 490-6790

2014 DODGE CHALLENGER RT. Red, 6 speed, 10,300 miles, $18,500. Call after 2pm. (828) 247-0329


I PAY CASH FOR DIABETIC Test Strips. Up to $10 per 100ct. Must be Unused, Unexpired. I’m local & pay fast. (828) 577-4197

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

FREE YELLOW AND WHITE KITTENS. Also, (2) 1 year old adult cats free to good home. 828-453-0815 or (828) 4296157

CKC REGISTERED CHIHUAHUAS. Applehead Teacup and Miniature Chihuahua puppies. Shots UTD. Ready to go. $ 200 each. (704) 813-5981 1950 FORD 8N ALL ORIGINAL. Local tractor. Has every option that was available in 1950. Four good tires with wheel weights on rear. Includes middle buster plow and 3 point carryall. $3450 Call (704) 300-1818 kim_

DANNY’S AUTOWERKS. Buying used or junk cars. Competitive prices. Jimmy, 828-2891175 (828) 247-1070

1970 FORD FLATBED DUMP, $3000. 1995 Georgie Boy on Chevrolet Chassis, 29k miles, 30’ RV, $8000. (828) 247-0506

AKC ROTTWEILER PUPPIES Ready now. 2 males and 1 female. UTD on shots, wormed, tails docked, dewclaws removed. (704) 419-9389

DAY OLD GUINEA KEETS for sale. Pearl & purple colored. $5 each. 704-491-9568 or (704) 692-3506

WE BUY SCRAP CARS We purchase scrap vehicles with free pick up! Top $! Cash paid/ No title needed! (980) 2956556 stacey_n_brian@yahoo. com

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AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES FOR SALE. I have red and black tri male and female available. Both parents are double registered. Puppies will be ready May 20th. Please text if interested. (864) 4909628

AKC SIBERIAN HUSKIES, parents on site. Shots UTD. $450 each. 2 females black and white with blue eyes. 704-4806178, (704) 418-1360


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

TAIL PIPE MUFFLER ENDS. 2.5” opening. Stainless steel Thunderbolt brand. Can text photos. $75 each OBO. (704) 300-1818

2016 SUBARU WRX 23500 miles, $27500, (704) 472-9670

FREE KITTENS FOR INSIDE HOMES Don’t Wait! Reputable/Good Homes Only! Please Call (704) 472-7116

WHITE KENMORE WASHER/ DRYER. Series 100, HE, top loading. Gently Used. $300 (336) 648-1722

LARGEST TRAILER INVENTORY and Selection around. BEST prices, new 5x8 $595. Custom built welcome. 2k to 20 ton Utility, Cargo, Dump, Equipment, Livestock. J Johnson Sales, Forest City. (828) 245-5895 INDUSTRIAL SEWING MACHINES. Rimoldi Overlock in cabinet, $700 OBO. TacSew, Blind, Hem, new motor, $700 OBO. Both in excellent condition. Chesnee, SC. (828) 4009763

WANTED: OLD AND NEW AMMO. Reloading supplies. (828) 245-6756

OLD ROCK CHIMNEY to tear down and move. 828-4294794 (704) 538-8741

MISSING: LOST SIMESE MIX CAT. Cream, brown ears, light brown tail, blue eyes, 14yo, neutered, named Monkey. Last seen 4/27 on Polk County Line Road, Rutherfordton. (843) 815-7464

2004 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 122512 miles, Call for Price, (704) 748-1890

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

NEED CASH? I will buy your old used Nintendo NES, Super Nintendo, Game Boy and N64 Games. Small/big lots. (828) 748-7264

4 TIRES FOR SALE. 225-6016. All 4 tires for $100. (704) 418-1590


FORD NEW HOLLAND TRACTOR Very Nice 1995 FORD New Holland Tractor, 2WD, one owner, low 1131 hours, excellent condition, stored in closed garage $8950 (704) 300-8556 CORBIN FAMILY BEE SUPPLY offering 8 and 10 Frame Woodenware. Same prices as 2017. Call for appointment. (828) 980-1823 FARM EQUIPMENT: 07 KUBOTA M9000 Cab Tractor, 92HP, Diesel, 2900 hours, 2WD. 10 ft. Woods pull type Bush Hog, $21,500 for pair, will separate. 828-429-5001 or (828) 429-5002

2004 CHEVROLET SILVERADO LS extended cab, auto, PW&L, cruise, new paint, new brakes, leather seats, 240k miles. $5495 neg. (828) 829-2293 2006 FORD RANGER 4x4, 4.0, 4 door, auto, V6, 18k miles, $7995. (828) 287-3820

2001 ACURA CL 97861 miles, Call for Price, (704) 748-1890

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R-VISION SUPER SPORT 2008 30 foot Camper. Large Slide Out. $9500 (704) 4724645

OCEAN LAKES BEACH HOUSE, Myrtle Beach, SC. 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, 4 decks, close to ocean. WiFi, all amenities. Open weeks 6/16, 7/7, 7/14. (704) 718-4731



11.85 ACRES OF MOUNTAIN LAND with road frontage in Rutherford County. $30,000. (828) 287-0191

UTILITIES INCLUDED, $289 WEEKLY. Monthly Rates Available. WoodSpring Suites, newly renovated. Fully furnished studio w/kitchenette. Group Rates Available. 1010 Sue Lane, Shelby. (704) 487-1001

WANT TO BUY. Pop-up campers. (828) 429-3935 SCENIC RIDGE CAMPGROUND. CHERRYVILLE, NC. RV, Tent Sites, Cabins. Ask about 20% OFF Seasonal Sites. (704) 435-0938

(2) 3 BEDROOM HOMES For rent in Ocean Lakes. All amenities, no pets. Please leave message. (704) 692-9133

4.9 ACRES FOR SALE near Forest Hunt Elementary School. Rutherford County. Water, good flat land, endless possibilities, lots of road frontage. $38,400. Call 828-2481900, (828) 447-0120

MOTORCYCLES & ATVS 2012 HARLEY DAVIDSON Road Glide Ultra. Very nice bike. Lots of extras. 18,500 miles, $14,500. Call Randy for info. (704) 472-7800 2007 YAMAHA TOUR DELUXE. Great Deal! All extras, 19K miles. Garage kept. Wholesale this month. 704-460-6457 or (704) 263-2869

27.3 ACRES: 800 feet of frontage on Second Broad River, 900 feet highway frontage, city water, creek, hardwoods, open fields, $130,000. (864) 909-1035

SITE #1706 OCEAN LAKES 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Home. All new remodeled. New furniture. Call (704) 300-1481 SCENIC RIDGE CAMPGROUND CHERRYVILLE, NC. RV, Tent Sites, Cabins. Ask about 20% OFF Seasonal Sites. (704) 435-0938

EAST RUTHERFORD COUNTY. Off Hwy 120, beautiful 1.5 acre lot, cleared and ready for home with water and septic. Owner will finance with low down payment. Call Bryant Realty, 704-5679836. 5201 Monroe Rd, Charlotte, NC 28205


2014 HONDA ATV 2014 Honda Rancher ATV, 420cc, 2WD, Elec Shift. Olive Green, only 702 miles. Excellent Condition. $3,495 OBO. Please call Kenny (NO TEXTS PLEASE) (704) 472-4849 THREE WHEELER In good shape and runs good, Brand new carburetor, Blue and White $800. (704) 466-0149

VACATIONS TWO BEACH HOUSES FOR RENT. One in Ocean Lakes, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, golf cart included. One in Ocean Side Village, Surfside. 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath. Real nice. Washer/dryer, golf cart included. Ocean view off back porch. (704) 434-9502 PERMANENT SITE, KOA South Myrtle Beach. Just remodeled, includes 2010 Club Car, thousands of dollars of extra stuff, fully furnished. $22,500. (828) 657-5342 OCEAN LAKES, MYRTLE BEACH, Cottage N34. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, den, kitchen/dining, covered deck, near country store. Call Dorcas 803-6359831. (803) 718-2659 OCEAN LAKES BEACH HOUSE RENTAL. 2 bedroom, 2 bath. Sleeps 6. Call for reservations. Please leave message at (704) 484-3234

1/2 ACRE MOBILE HOME LOT and 3 acre Mobile Home lot. Both in Casar on paved street & county water. 704-5381199. 214 Mace Rd, Casar, NC 28021 (704) 600-7847 LOVELY 2 BEDROOM 1 BATH HOUSE. Walk-n closet in Master BR. Newly renovated. End of cul-de-sac in Lawndale. Appliances included. Priced to sell $59,000. Call 704-473-2903 for more info.

OCEAN LAKES VACATION. 1678 STARFISH. 3 bedroom, washer, dryer, large covered front porch. Reduced rates for spring & fall. Summer dates avail. 704-473-6109. sheilaba@ (704) 484-2015

FOR RENT CLEVELAND COUNTY 2&3 BEDROOM APARTMENTS. Available now! Stove and refrigerator furnished, W/D hookups. Rent based on income. EHO. Shelby. (704) 4871114

FOR SALE BY OWNER Fallston / Belwood area. 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Brick House, Carport. 1440 sq. ft. Newly Remodeled. $149500. Call (704) 538-1364

NICE 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME. Heat pump - Central Heat & Air, Stove, Refrigerator, Washer/Dryer hookups. Outside storage building. NO PETS! $800 per month. $500 deposit. Call (704) 472-7933

THREE RESIDENTIAL ADJOINING LOTS On Waterside Dr. at Moss Lake, Shelby. Approx. 2 acres, level, wooded. Will sell lots separately. (704) 487-6090

LARGE FURNISHED 1 Bedroom and 1 bath, W/D, utility, cable/WiFi included. Private entrance on the Country Club Circle. $550 + 550 sec./deposit. (704) 482-1423

LAND FOR SALE IN SHELBY. 9 1/2 acres plus. Includes a 3BR mobile home. Ideal for horse farm. Includes a natural creek. $48000, 50% owner financing. (704) 466-4675

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

LAWNDALE AREA. Cleared 1.3 acre lot, water and septic, priced to sell. Owner will finance with low down payment. Call Bryant Realty, 5201 Monroe Rd, Charlotte, NC 28205 (704) 5679836


OCEAN LAKES BEACH HOUSE. 2 bedroom, 2 bath. Also, pullout couch, queen size and golf cart. Weeks and weekends. Good off season rates. 704-482-9781 (704) 472-5182 BOOK NOW! In the heart of Myrtle Beach. 3 Bedroom, 2 bath. $550 per week. Keith (704) 418-3790 or (704) 7503082

WANT TO RENT: 4 bedroom house with 2 baths in Forest City area. (828) 245-7273 or (828) 305-1808

1 BD FURNISHED APT. Ideal for collage student. 4 miles to GWU. Quiet setting. $450 month + utilities + deposit. No pets or smoking. Lisa Edwards (704) 591-1769 NICE CLEAN HOUSE IN LAWNDALE. 2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath, central heat/air, safe quiet neighborhood. $600 month plus deposit. Must have references. No inside pets. (704) 312-6346

EFFICIENCY APARTMENT. Includes utilities, cable and wifi, 3 minute drive to downtown Forest City. From $150 week, discount monthly. (828) 245-0444 1 BEDROOM STUDIO APARTMENT. All utilities included, $180 weekly or monthly for discount. Forest City. Call for more info. (828) 245-0444 2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH HOUSE. Could be 3 bed. Downtown Rutherfordton. Fenced back yard, no pets, $675 plus deposit. (828) 458-7403 2 & 3 BEDROOM Mobile Homes. Small private park between Spindale and Forest City. From $125 week & up. (828) 245-0444



$199.99 & UP WEEKLY SPECIAL. Town & Country Inn, Spindale. WiFi, Micro-fridge, flatscreen, HD ESPN/Showtime. Nightly $49.99 & up. (828) 286-3681

1 BEDROOM, 1 BATH HOUSE. Stove, refrigerator, water furnished. Ellenboro area. $400 per month, $400 deposit. 828429-5001 or (828) 429-5002

2BR, 2BA, VERY PRIVATE. Beautiful flower garden. Convenient to Rutherfordton/Forest City. Mount Vernon area. Pets under 25lbs. $750 month, deposit required. (828) 371-6216 ENERGY EFFICIENT NEWLY REMODELED 1 Bedroom Apartment in Forest City. Includes appliances, water, sewer, garbage pickup, $425 plus deposit. Forest City, NC 28043 (828) 248-1776

ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT. Clean, repainted, all appliances furnished, some utilities paid, $600 month. $400 deposit. Forest City. 828-2874541 or (828) 748-8196

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


3 BEDROOM IN SHELBY. Central H/A. Hardwood floors. Fridge, stove, and dishwasher. Very nice house. $760 month. Call or Text 941-916-2235, 704300-0720




HICKORY CREEK APARTMENTS FOR SENIORS (62 & older), disabled (50 & older). 418 E. Warren St., Shelby. Now taking applications for waiting list. EHO. (704) 4876354 MOBILE HOME IN BOILING SPRINGS. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, water and lawn service included. No pets. $125 week, $250 deposit. (704) 308-7081



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

OCEAN LAKES SITE 5640 Beach House at Ocean Lakes Campground Myrtle Beach 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Fully furnished, Spacious living and dining area, Front and side porch, Located in nice area. $87,500. 6001 South Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29575 (704) 692-0752







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