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First snow of season hits our area By Alan Hodge

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The Painter family joined dozens of other sledders in Stowe Park to enjoy the weekend snow event.

26th annual Unity Day event January 16 Belmont will hold its 26th annual Unity Day event on Monday, January 16 starting at 7pm. The event will take place at First Foursquare Church, 8 Elizabeth St. off Eagle Rd. Unity Day celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The prelude will be performed by First Foursquare and Mt. Pleasant men's choir followed by the song “Lift Every Voice and Sing” by the congregation. First Foursquare pastor Ken Ford will give the welcome and invocation. The Lord's Prayer will be led by Laura Macke and Edwin Forrest from Holy Angels. Rev. Kenneth Alexander, Mt. Moriah Church, will speak the Occasion followed by a musical interlude by Mt. Pleasant men's choir. Brenda Rucker will give announcements and offering which will be received by JoAnn Hedstrom and Susan Anderson with Red Cross Disaster Relief. Unity Candle lighting will be by Belmont Central Elementary principal Phyllis Whitworth and students Jonathan Ross, Keira Wilcox, Zeke Pruitt, Sophie Bongaars, Phien Nyguyen, and Nour El Asmar. Patricia Franks will introduce speaker Ray See UNITY page 2

Jack Frost rode into our region last Friday on a snow sled and decided to stay a while. In meteorological terms, we had the first snowfall of 2017 followed by record setting low temperatures for a couple of days. The atmospheric action began Friday evening with a drizzle of cold rain that turned to big flakes of snow. The snow continued Friday night and by the time folks roused from their slumbers on Saturday morning the landscape was a winter wonderland. The flakes continued to fall in varying degrees of intensity until about noon when it stopped and the sun came out. Even though the snow stopped, temperatures plunged. The high on Saturday struggled to hit the freezing mark and Saturday night saw single digits. Sunday morning temperatures were around 14F and never got over the freezing mark all day. Sunday night was a repeat and Monday had folks dragging back to work in air hovering in the high teens and struggling to top 32F in the day. Monday night was another cold one but Tuesday saw a “heat wave” show up and the temperature finally made an upswing to more reasonable levels. Of course the snow and frigid temps threw our area into turmoil. Duke Energy reported numerous power outages. Saturday morning had over 1,000 houses in the North Belmont/Hickory Grove Rd. area in the cold and dark starting around 8:30am but crews rushed out and had it back up within a couple of hours. Road conditions went bad early Friday night. However, City of Belmont, City of Mt. Holly, other area municipality street crews and NCDOT workers had planned ahead and brined, Photo by Alan Hodge

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Troop 56 Recognizes Two Eagle Scouts Stewart Butt and Zachary Mosteller were honored during an Eagle Scout Court of Honor held Sunday Dec 18th at 2:00pm in the Troop 56 Scout hut in Belmont, NC. Stewart Butt is a freshman at Furman University and the son of Jim and Mary Butt of Belmont. Zachary Mosteller is a freshman at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and the son of Doug and Tonia Mosteller, also of Belmont. The outstanding personal achievement of these young men is footnoted by the fact that they are the 102nd and 103rd Troop 56 Scouts to earn the Eagle Scout Award. “This is a huge achievement, especially when you consider that only 4-5% of boys who join Scouting achieve the rank of Eagle Scout,” said troop 56 Scoutmaster, Allan Haggai. “It is no easy task and a distinctive title; one that is carried for a lifetime. The entire troop is proud to see Stewart and Zachary achieve this honor.” Troop 56 was first chartered in 1956 and has built a rich history of serving the Belmont community with hundreds of young boys filling its ranks for 60 years. Today, the troop has 35 active youth members and 7 adult volunteer leaders. The troop is sponsored by First United Methodist Church located at 807 South Point Road in Belmont, NC led by Pastor George Ragsdale. Scouting was introduced to the United States in 1910 based on a framework developed by visionary British army officer and youth advocate, Baden Powell. He believed that young boys should learn principles of good citizenship, an appreciation for the outdoors and acquire the skills needed to thrive in the woods. Today, U.S. scouting membership is approx. 2.5 million strong, with its members providing an average of 17 million hours of service each year in communities large and small. Troop 56 is part of the Two Rivers District in the Piedmont Council, Boy Scouts of America. The troop was first chartered in 1956 to Stewart Butt and Zachary Mosteller First United Methodist Church in Belmont, NC

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Belmont council approves rowing lease The Belmont city council kicked off 2017 with a meeting on January 2 that saw approval of a lease agreement with Belmont Rowing Center LLC that will allow the organization to move its base from the Belmont Riverside Complex to Kevin Loftin Riverfront Park. The agreement will allow Belmont Rowing Center to store its boats and equipment and have a launching area as well at the new location. The agreement has a length of no longer than ten years. When Riverfront Park was originally designed, plans were for a canoe and kayak launch area near where the motorized launch area will be located behind Dale's Superette near the US29/74 bridge. However, due to poor soil conditions, that idea was nixed. The plan now is to move the launch north and have Belmont Rowing Center as well as the public use the same spot for canoe and kayak launching. BRC and the city will share the cost of construction. The city and Belmont Rowing Center will be hiring Davidson-based Permits 4U, Inc. to wade through the Federal Regulatory Com-

mission application. The fee will be around $6,000 to be split even-Steven between the city and BRC. The council also gave the green light to a lease agreement with Alliance Real Estate, Inc. for the parking lot that firm owns on Glenway St. between Wells Fargo ATM and the NCDOT Rail Division parking lot. The Alliance lot has been closed and cabled for the past several months due to maintenance and liability issues. The initial term for the lease runs through December 31, 2018. At the end of the initial term, and each following year afterwards on December 31 , the lease will renew automatically for a year up to ten years total unless either party gives 30 days notice of non-renewal to the other. The city will pay $708.33 per month to Belmont Rowing Center is currently basing its boats on the shore at Riverside Dr. in East Bellease the lot and be responsible for all main- mont. tenance and repair including snow removal. Photo by Alan Hodge Once the lot is open for public use, the city may possibly charge folks to avail themselves of it, but that will be ironed out at a future date.

Cramerton News Briefs Belmont Municipal government academy 2017 session

Belmont city council approved a lease for this lot on Glenway as part of a plan to ease the downtown parking crunch. Photo by Alan Hodge

The Gaston County cooperative extension upcoming programs Bee School Extension Agent Jim Burke is working with the Gaston County Beekeeper's Association to offer an in-depth training on how to start and manage bees. Mon., January 30 - April 3: Citizens Resource Ctr. 7:00pm. Cost: $75.00. Contact: jim_burke@ncsu.edu or 704.922.2119 for details

Intro to Eating Smart the Mediterranean Way The Mediterranean-style eating pattern has been shown to promote health and decrease risk on many chronic diseases. Foods that you once thought of as too high in fat or unhealthy, including nuts, olive oil, olives, and whole grains, become an everyday part of your diet. This program will demonstrate simple steps to eating the Med way by making easy changes to the foods you eat. Choose from daytime or evening session: Thurs., January

19: Citizens Resource Ctr. | 12:00 – 1:30PM; Tues., January 31: Lucile Tatum Ctr. | 6:00 – 7:30PM. Instructor: Linda J. Minges, MPH, RD, LDN Cost: $10 (includes food demo and recipes) Registration Deadline: January 12 Contact: linda_minges@ncsu.edu or 704.922.2127 for registration details.

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The Belmont Historical The proposed site for the Society Membership MeetVeterans Memorial may be ing will be held on Thursday, Cramerton’s Municipal visited at Goat Island, 305 January 19 at First Baptist Government Academy is held Greenwood Place, in the Lake- Church in the Fellowship Hall at 7:00 pm. The proby Town staff to provide a wood neighborhood. gram will be about the Battle forum where participants can of Kings Mountain of Oct 7th develop a basic understand1781. Public is invited. ing of municipal government, learn the duties of the various town departments and meet the people behind the scenes that help to make Cramerton an exceptional place to live, from page 1 work, and play. The Academy Hardee, The Pointe Church. meets once monthly from JanThe Response will be by Fr. uary through June. Cramerton Elias Correa-Torres, OSB citizens age 18 and over are Belmont Abbey. Belmont eligible to attend the academy. Applications are currently mayor Charles Martin will Applications are available at being accepted for volunteers recognize guests. Jay Jackson, www.cramerton.org or by willing to serve on the Parks deputy city clerk Belmont, contacting the Town Clerk at and Recreation Advisory will present the Humanitarian 704-824-4337. Board. Residents may access Awards. The Benediction will the application online at www. be led by Rev. Warren Nance cramerton.org. Meetings are from Hood Memorial Church held the first Monday of each followed by the Postlude “Let month at 7:00 p.m. at Town There be Peace on Earth” by Hall. the congregation. Seniors meet the fourth Phone Tuesday of each month for 704-825-0580 a covered dish lunch and Fax program that begins at 11:30 704-825-0894 a.m. in the Cramerton Senior Office: Center located at One Julian 128-C N Main St. Street. Please bring a covered Belmont • NC dish and join us on Tuesday, January 23. 4,000 copies published every Thursday and available free throughout the Montcross area at over 70 locations.

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Canned food and dry goods that have not expired are appreciated. Items may be dropped off at the C.B. Huss Rec Complex, This award-winning program (8 sessions) focuses on fall prevention and increasing First Baptist Church, and the physical activity.Designed to improve bal- Cramerton Fire Department. ance, flexibility and strength. Workshop includes activities to improve balance and strengthen muscles as well as discussion about fall prevention steps to make throughPlease visit the little library out your home. Sponsored by the Centralina located at the entrance to Goat Area Agency on Aging. Mon. & Thurs., January 30 - February 23: Lucile Tatum Ctr. | 2:00 Island at Eighth Avenue. This – 4:00PM. (Total of 8 sessions). Facilitators: project was donated by Mayor Pam Bryson & Karen Bernard. Cost: No Worley, his wife Lynne, and charge. Registration Deadline: January 23. their son Andrew. The project was painted and decorated by Contact: pam.bryson@gastongov.com or the community committee. 704.865.3291 for registration details.

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2017 Gaston County MLK Unity Awards will honor Cloninger, Guthrie and Moore The Gaston Clergy & Citizens Coalition (GC3), an initiative of Gaston Together, will present the 2017 Gaston County MLK Unity Awards to Sheriff Alan G. Cloninger, Dorothy Littlejohn Guthrie and David Lee Moore, Sr. on Monday, January 16th at 10:30 am at the MLK Plaza. The Plaza is located on the corner of MLK Way/Marietta St. and Long Ave. in downtown Gastonia. The Gaston County MLK Unity Award was established in 2004 by the GC3. The award recognizes current or former Gaston County citizens who have performed exemplary community service to help build bridges of unity across lines of race, class, gender, faith and/or municipalities within our county. Names of the honorees are engraved on the MLK Monument located at the Plaza. Some of the past winners include: Senator Marshall Rauch, the late N. A. Smith, Rev. Houston Matthews, James Biggers, Rev. Dr. Richard Boyce and Judge Jesse Caldwell. Familiar to many through her work with Gaston County Schools, Dorothy (Dot) Guthrie is a retired School Administrator in North Carolina. She holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Winthrop University. She served as the library director for Gaston County Schools and was the Media Coordinator of the Year for three consecutive years. With an obvious passion for children, Ms. Guthrie is the author of Integrating African American Literature in the Library and Classroom. She also coordinated the first Gaston County Diversity Book Fair. In addition, her interest in youth and education led her to seek a position on the Gaston County Board of Education, a seat for which she was recently reelected. Ms. Guthrie is an Associate Minister at Tabernacle Baptist Church and is a former

Spiritual Counselor at the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, NC. Sheriff Alan Cloninger is a native of Dallas, North Carolina and a life-long resident of Gaston County. He is a graduate of UNCC and Campbell University School of Law. He has served as the Gaston County Sheriff since he was first elected to that position in 2004. He worked as an attorney prior to becoming Sheriff. Community service work has been a major part of his life. Over the years, he has worked with many organizations and has served on the Boards of Directors of the Dallas Optimist Club (former President), Gastonia East Rotary Club, Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club and Gaston County Parks & Rec along with the Gaston College Board of Trustees to name just a few. His love of this community and interest in serving all citizens of this county have been a guiding force in his work to support our community. Although David Moore, Sr. was born in Kinston, NC, he has made Gastonia his home since the early 60’s moving here to work for Gaston County Schools. He served as a teacher, guidance counselor, assistant principal retiring as the principal of Pleasant Ridge Elementary School. He has worked for more than thirty years to improve his community for example supporting the effort to build a new fire station in the Highland area. Mr. Moore has dedicated most of his service though to his work with the Gaston County Organization for Community Concerns serving as its president for thirty-two years. He the recipient of the North Carolina Human Relations Community Involvement Awards and the Order of Long Leaf Pine. The presentation of the awards will be part of an annual event designed by the GC3 to

They Came Through Here Belmont’s Proud Connection to the Battle of Kings Mountain

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he Battle of Kings Mountain on Oct. 7, 1780 was the “turning of the tide” in the American Revolution, a conflict between Americans — Whig rebels from the backcountry against Loyalists trained as British forces. Newly uncovered history now reveals that over a quarter of the men fighting at Kings Mountain, including the Lincoln County militia, marched up the Catawba River valley before joining up with the overmountain men in eager pursuit of British Major Patrick Ferguson. Major William Chronicle led the heartiest of rangers from the South Fork. They marched as far as any other patriots to get to a battle that was in their own backyard. The heroes of Kings Mountain, indeed, —

They Came Through Here. Award-winning author and storyteller Randell Jones shares new stories from America’s fight for independence. This presentation is made possible through funding provided by the North Carolina Humanities Council.

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recognize the dream of Dr. King for all. It is a dream very much alive in Gaston County. Please join the celebration as we honor those in our midst who have worked to build bridges of unity in our county. The GC3 is a county-wide, non-denominational ministerial association formed in the

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late 1990’s by Gaston Together. The GC3 meets on the second Thursday of each month at 9:00am at First United Methodist Family Life Center in Gastonia. For more information, please call Gaston Together (704-8679869.)

Human Canvas: The Art of Tattoo Exhibit Opening The Gaston County Museum of Art & History, inside the Historic Dallas Courthouse, proudly announces the opening of its newest exhibition, Human Canvas: The Art of Tattoo, on Saturday, January 14, 2017, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. In this exhibition, museum visitors explore the intriguing history of tattooing and how this form of artwork became so celebrated in modern culture. The exhibition features artwork by several artists along with tattooing equipment from the 1920s to present day, which demonstrate the evolution of tattooing as a result of technological and cultural innovations. During the exhibition opening modern tattooing will be demonstrated with a live tattooing by local artist, Randy Herring. Herring is owner and operator of Skin Art in Gastonia.

Also, tattoo historian C.W. Eldridge, owner of Tattoo Archive in Winston-Salem, will be available to discuss the history of tattooing from around the world. Light refreshments will be served, and craft beer will be available from Old Dallas Brewery. The Historic Dallas Courthouse is located at 131 North Gaston Street, Dallas. Reservations are not required and admission is free. For more information contact Jason Luker, Assistant Director, 704-922-7681, ext. 105 or jason.luker@gastongov.com. The exhibition will be open through April 8, 2017. The Museum is open Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Get ready for cold weather Severe winter weather–including snow, ice, and freezing rain is upon us. AAA Carolinas offers the following tips for driving in winter weather and preparing your home for potentially icy conditions:

DRIVING ON ICE: • Avoid unnecessary travel – No one can drive well on ice. Listen to authorities’ recommendations and delay travel until road conditions improve. • Accelerate, decelerate and turn slowly – Everything takes longer in icy conditions, so be sure to leave enough space between you and the vehicle in front of you – a following distance of 8-10 seconds. • Don’t stop if you can avoid it – There’s a big difference in the amount of inertia it takes to start moving from a full stop versus how much it takes to get moving while still rolling. • Don’t power up hills – Applying extra gas on icy roads just starts your wheels spinning. Try to get a little inertia going before you reach the hill and let that inertia carry you to the top. Avoid stopping while going up a hill. • Don’t use cruise control – You may need to quickly reduce your speed by lifting off

the accelerator, which cannot be easily accomplished on slick roads when cruise control is engaged. • To get out of a skid – Lightly take your foot off the brake or gas and try to regain traction. Always look and steer where you want to go. • Keep an emergency kit in your vehicle – Include an ice scraper, kitty litter or sand for traction, jumper cables, cell phone with a car charger, blankets, gloves, hats, food, water and any needed medications. Be sure to bundle up with a winter coat, boots, gloves and a hat in case you get stranded. • If you become snowbound – Stay with your vehicle. It provides temporary shelter and makes it easier for rescuers to locate you. • Stay on major routes – If you must drive, stick to thoroughfares that have been plowed or treated and stay in the most recently cleared lane. • Use extra caution on bridges and overpasses – They freeze because they are exposed to air on all of their surfaces. • Fill up on windshield washer fluid – Salt brine and sand from treated roadways will build up on your windshield, so be sure to have enough washer fluid to keep it clear. Opt for windshield washer fluid with a low freez-

ing point to help keep ice and snow from sticking to your windshield. • Avoid distractions – Power off or store your cell phone, turn down the music and focus on driving. TIPS FOR HOMEOWNERS: • Stock up on essentials and emergency items – In case of loss of power or impassable roads, be sure to have several flashlights with batteries, a battery-powered radio and a car charger for your cell phone. • Trim tree branches in your yard – Before the storm approaches, trim tree limbs that hang over power lines. • If loss of power occurs – Avoid opening the refrigerator and freezer as much as possible to keep the temperature lower for a longer period of time. Unplug all appliances and leave only one light on to prevent a power surge. • Prevent pipes from freezing and bursting – Keep your home heated to a minimum of 65 degrees, open faucets enough to let them drip slowly and disconnect hoses from outside spigots. If pipes freeze, thaw them immediately or contact a plumber for assistance. Most homeowners’ insurance policies cover damage resulting from a freeze, but check your policy to make sure.


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High 55 High 60 High 60 High 50 Low 40 Low 42 Low 44 Low 39 Last Friday the snow and sleet began, but this Friday brings our famous “January Thaw” and nearly 70 degrees! What a turn around, but don’t get used to that kind of warmth for long, as the weekend brings reality back with much cooler and damp air. I can’t rule out light rain or drizzle this Saturday but the chance is small. The back and forth pattern continues through mid month, with periods of warmth and showers returning. High 63 Low 44

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Tri-County Animal Rescue Pet of the Week Belmont Library events catch his owner off guard. Without proper training and supervision, he can quickly become a tyrant in the household. Prancer is neutered, current on vaccines, micro-chipped and tested negative for heartworms. Prancer will be present at our adoption event this weekend. If you are looking for an addition to your family, please come and meet our pets. We have many available pets, including puppies and kittens, at the Gastonia PetSmart located at 3698 East Franklin Boulevard this Friday from 6-9 pm, Saturday noon to 6 pm and Sunday 2-4 pm.

The Belmont Branch Gaston County Library has several events in January. Thursday, January 19th at 5:30 pm -- Adult Bingo with coffee, tea, and hot cocoa plus some light refreshments. Candy bars as prizes to the

winners. Thursday, January 26th at 4:00 pm -- Chinese New Year Celebration for Kids ages 4 to 10. Snacks, and attendees will learn about the Chinese New Year through games and crafts.

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late and rust glistens. Min Pin ears often are cropped, but they can be left natural; the tail is usually docked. He is known for his high-stepping gait. The diminutive Min Pin is a bundle of energy, full of vigor. He's highly curious and tends to investigate — and possibly eat — everything. He must be watched closely so he doesn't get into something he shouldn't. He's a skilled escape artist and should never be outside off-leash — in fact, you'll have to make sure he doesn't dart out whenever you answer the front door. For these reasons, the Min Pin is not the dog for everyone, especially first-time dog owners. His energy and intelligence can

Drs. Jonathan and Abby Blowe, holding children Jennings and Juliette, cut a ribbon formally opening the Belmont office of Blowe Family Dentistry. With them are family and staff members and Belmont Mayor Charlie Martin along with Chamber representatives. Holding the ribbon are Belmont City Council member Martha Stowe (left) and Montcross Area Chamber Board member Geanina Neal of CommunityOne Bank in Mount Holly. Montcross Area Chamber photo

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Rising Hope Farms was recently awarded a grant through Carolina Farm Credit’s Corporate Mission Fund. The grant will be used to build a handicap restroom for riders and an office to house paperwork and medical supplies. Additional funds will be used to install a viewing area along with a break area and restroom for volunteers.“Our Corporate Mission Fund is another way that Carolina Farm Credit strives to enhance agriculture and the rural communities in North Carolina.” said Vance Dalton, CEO, Carolina Farm Credit “These grants help provide funding for many great organizations across our territory.” Pictured- Kristen Spenser, Sarah Rachels- Carolina Farm Credit, Austin Poore, Joyce Boston, Jeremy Lee- Carolina Farm Credit, Gail Wartner, Jill Sigmon- Carolina Farm Credit Sandy Sherrill, David Poore, Lilly Griggs (on horse). Carolina Farm Credit photo

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Tri-County Animal Rescue Pet of the Week is this 5 year old Miniature Pinscher (MinPin) mix named Prancer. Prancer weighs 14 pounds and will not get any bigger. He loves long walks and snuggling under the covers! The Min Pin is a distinct breed known as the “King of Toys” due to his stately appearance and self-assured attitude. The Miniature Pinscher is a fearless, energetic, and alert companion dog who enjoys the company of his family. The Min Pin is also an elegant-looking dog. His arched neck and muscular body gives him a confident air. His sleek, easycare coat of red, black and rust, or choco-

Tri-County Animal Rescue is a non-profit organization serving Lincoln, Gaston and other surrounding counties. We are committed to ending pet homelessness in this area and we need your continued support. If you cannot adopt a pet, then support Tri-County in other ways. We need volunteers and donations to continue our mission of finding homes for these unwanted animals. Please help Tri-County Animal Rescue continue to save pets by adopting your next pet this weekend? Our “needs” list includes: towels, Clorox, laundry detergent, paper towels, dry dog food and dry cat food. For more information, call 704.263.2444, send an email to TriCountyAnimalRescue@yahoo.com, visit us on the web at www.tcar.us or on FaceBook at Tri-County Animal Rescue. Donations can be sent to TriCounty Animal Rescue, PO Box 483, Alexis, NC 28006.


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North Carolina’s ski areas and winter sports resorts are open and ready Ski and winter sports season has arrived in the North Carolina High Country. Here's a rundown on the slpoes and what they have to offer. Most are only a couple of hours drive from our area. Appalachian Ski Mountain Blowing Rock At a glance: 27 acres of skiable terrain with 12 slopes and trails. Peak elevation: 4,000 feet. Vertical drop: 365 feet. New this season: New 1,500-square-foot Welcome Center near the Blue Ridge Parkway on Highway 321 and Edmisten Road between Blowing Rock and Boone. Longest run: 2,640 feet. Lifts include a double and two quads. A different kind of tweet? Steve Resort also features a ZamboniD'Avria, one of the top birders in maintained ice rink. Gaston County, entertained and Beech Mountain Resort inspired the NC Beta Rho ChapBeech Mountain ter of Alpha Delta Kappa sorority At a glance: 95 acres of skiat a meeting on January 5, 2017, able terrain with 17 slopes and held at Terrace Ridge. Steve got trails and a 700-foot long tubthe message out to these Gasing park. Peak elevation: 5,506 ton County teachers about his feet – higher than any slope in unique hobby. Visits to Rankin the East. Vertical drop: 830 feet. Lake, Crowder's Mountain, and New this season: New terGoat Island can yield sightings rain park, called "The Park," is and sounds of hundreds of spethe largest in resort history. It cies of birds. A chair (indoors or features a dedicated snowmakoutdoors), a bird feeder, and bining system, new light towers, oculars at home can also provide more than 50 features including hours of educational and curiositymore elaborate jumps, and is reprovoking experience. D'Avria vollocated away from the Powder unteers his time to work with the them learn about birds. Members of Beta Rho made a Slope bowl, which is now an adW. A. Bess Elementary School Bird donation to help the bird enthusiasts purchase additional ditional intermediate slope. Club. He encourages the students binoculars for their club. Longest run: 1 mile. Lifts to get outdoors, but he also deminclude four doubles, a quad onstrates how technology can help Photos provided by Steve D’Avria and Gloria Hickson and a high-speed quad with a panoramic vista. With a village ice rink and the Beech Mountain Adaptive Snowsports Center for kids and adults with disabilities. Cataloochee Ski Area Maggie Valley At a glance: 50 acres of skiable terrain with 18 slopes and and one freestyle terrain EDWARD GRUBBS, HAS, BC-HIS trails park. Peak elevation: 5,400 feet. 100 N. Main Street, Ste. 123 Vertical drop: 740 feet. Longest run: 3,500 feet. Lifts Belmont, NC 28012 include a double, a triple and a 704-860-7795 quad. Area offers interscholastic and NASTAR recreational race programs. Nearby Tube World features a six-run tubing park and a Wee Bowl Snowplay The new you is charming, witty and spontaneous because Area. The Cataloochee Snow hearing better makes all the difference. School includes an adaptive ski program for adults and children • Free Two Week No-Risk with disabilities. Trial. Try it at Home or Sapphire Valley Ski Area Sapphire Work! At a glance: 8 acres of skiable terrain with two trails (one • Complimentary beginner, one intermediate) and Hearing Screening and a 500-foot tube park. Peak eleConsultation vation: 3,780 feet. Vertical drop: Belmont Hearing Center

200 feet. New this season: New snowmaking towers will maximize weather conditions for making snow. Longest run: 1,600 feet. There’s a quad lift for the main run. Sugar Mountain Resort Sugar Mountain At a glance: 125 acres of skiable area with 21 slopes and trails, a tubing park and ice skating rink. Peak elevation: 5,300 feet. Vertical drop: 1,200 feet. New this season: New groomer added for increased safety and to maximize grooming production, especially on signature slopes like Whoopdedoo, Gunther’s Way, Tom Terrific and Boulder Dash. Longest run: 1.5 miles. Lifts include four doubles and one triple. Sugar Mountain also offers a 700-foot, multilane tube run; ice skating; guided snowshoe tour; and public racing program. Wolf Ridge Ski Resort Mars Hill At a glance: 72 acres of skiable terrain with 15 slopes and trails, a terrain park and a tube run. Peak elevation: 4,700 feet. Vertical drop: 700 feet. Longest run: 3,700 feet. Lifts include one quad, one double and two surface lifts. MORE WINTER PLAY Hawksnest Snow Tubing and Zipline Course Seven Devils

Hawksnest Resort is a family-friendly winter area that’s home to the largest snow tubing park on the East Coast as well as the longest zip line tour in the nation. Jonas Ridge Snow Tubing Park Jonas Ridge Take your tube to the top of the hill and hold on for an exhilarating ride down one of the six lanes. Moonshine Mountain Snow Tubing Park Hendersonville Moonshine Mountain features 500 feet of fun and allows trains of up to eight people, which others forbid. Scaly Mountain Outdoor Center Scaly Mountain Scaly Mountain offers year-round tubing with snow in the winter and artificial turf in the summer. The resort offers a separate slope for young tubers and also has a skating rink. Sandwiches and snacks are available at Annie’s Café. Beech Mountain Sledding Hill Beech Mountain The town of Beech Mountain maintains a free sledding hill for children 12 and younger (parents can ride with smaller children), next to Town Hall. A combination of natural and man-made snow keeps the conditions right. Plastic sleds are required.

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Church Directory Methodist Church Belmont-Mt. Holly Rd. Rd. • Belmont • NC

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

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

Mt. Holly Pentecostal Holiness 406 Scott St. 704-827-8201

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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Henry’s Chapel Ame Zion Church

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Alexander Memorial Baptist Church

151 Henry Chapel Rd 704-825-0711

Bethel Baptist Church

208 South Main Street 704-825-3216

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

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

Crossroads Wesleyan 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

Holy Comforter Lutheran Church

NC Highway 273 704-827-9846

216 N. Main St. 704-825-2483

Burge Memorial Methodist Church

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

Loves Chapel Presbyterian Church 204 Lincoln St. 704-825-8342

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

312 W. Glendale Ave. 704-827-2726

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

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

Chapel Baptist Church

Message of Love Church

324 N. Lee St. 704-827-5526

306 Pearl Beaty Dr. 704-827-6500

Community Christian Fellowship

Mount Moriah Baptist Church

2560 Stanley Lucia Rd. 704-827-5881

320 E. Catawba Street 704- 825-8845

110 Lincoln St. 704-825-2046

Core Church

East Belmont Free Will Baptist

Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist

909 Edgemont Ave 704-825-5346

212 South Street 704-825-7269

East Belmont Presbyterian Church

New Hope Presbyterian Church

110 Underwood Dr. 704-820-0603

901 Catawba Street 704-461-8614

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

Family Worship Center

Ebenezer United Methodist Church

New Life Baptist Church

East Belmont Church Of God

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

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

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

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

First United Methodist Church of Belmont 807 South Point Road 704-825-2106

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

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

Gaston Christian Church 5339 S. New Hope Rd 704-825-8252

Goshen Presbyterian Church Roper Street 704-827-6280

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

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

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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 118 School Street 704-827-7071

Queen Of The Apostles Catholic Church 503 N. Main Street 704-825-9600

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

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

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

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

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

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

Unity Baptist Church

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1005 Catawba St. 704-825-8730

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

Will of God Church 513 Woodlawn Ave. 704-827-5185

707 Westland Farm Rd. 704-822-8033

Covenant United Methodist

1013 W. Charlotte Ave. 704-827-7656

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

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

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

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

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

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

826 W. Charlotte Ave. 704-827-2999

Ridgeview Baptist Church

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105 Pine Rd. 704-827-3856

Cramerton Independent Presbyterian Church

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

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

151 8th Ave. 704-824-3889

Cramerton Free Will Baptist 416 Woodlawn Ave. 704-824-1745

St. Anthony of Padua Traditional Catholic Church

Cramer Memorial United Methodist Church

108 Horseshoe Bend Beach Rd. 704-827-8676

154 N. Main St. 704-824-3831

St. Paul FHB Church

Cramerton Temple of God Church

1529 Old Hwy 27 Rd. 704-827-5851

East Wilkinson Blvd. 704-824-5319

Tuckaseegee Baptist Church

First Baptist Church

511 Tuckaseegee Rd. 704-827-4301

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

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

235 8th Ave. 704-824-1991

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

Riverside Baptist Church

Westview Presbyterian Church

171 S. Main St. 704-824-7785

1020 W. Catawba Ave. 704-827-2026

West Cramerton United Methodist Church

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207 Lowell Ave. 704-824-4213

Bethlehem Church 3100 Bethlehem Church St. 704-823-5050

Carolina Community Baptist 604 Martha Ave 704-824-2872

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

Center Baptist Church

Christ’s Evangelical Lutheran

S. New Hope Rd. 704-824-4121

203 S. Main St. 704-263-2621

Epic Church

Community Pentecostal Center

100 Indian Walk 704-671-4652

320 Ralph Handsel Blvd. 704-263-8731

Lowell Church of God

First United Methodist Church

804 W. First Street 704-824-3383

Lowell Free Will Baptist Church 3010 Lowell Rd. 704-824-9389

Lowell Smyre United Methodist Church

217 N. Main St. 704-263-2691

First Presbyterian Church 512 Old Mount Holly Rd. 704-263-4275

Gold Hill Missionary Baptist Church

201 N. Main St. 704-824-8814

7447 Old Plank Rd. 704-827-7966

Mt. Calvary Baptist Church

New Faith Baptist Church

120 Branch St. 704-824-4535

1224 Mayberry Rd. 704-263-0249

First Baptist Church of Lowell

New Life Baptist Church

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

527 N. Buckoak St. 704-263-4647

First Baptist Church

Stanley Church of God

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

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

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

Restoration Church 1800 Spencer Mountain Rd. 704-824-5250

Woodlawn Baptist Church

324 N. Main St. 704-263-4041

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

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

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

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Banner-News Obituaries Home in Mount Holly. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Condolence message may be sent to the family at www.woodlawnfuneral.org Woodlawn Funeral Home in Mount Holly, NC is serving the family.

Make disciples The mission statement of the United Methodist denomination is following Jesus, make disciples, transform the world. What does it mean to “make disciples?” To make disciples is more than training for church leadership positions, although this is essential. To Rev. Angela Pleasants make a disciple is investing in someone. It is the act of pouring my life and District learning into another. “Having so fond Superintendent an affection for you, we were wellof Catawba Valley Methodist Churches pleased to impart to you not only the gospel of God but also our own lives. You are witnesses, and so is God, how devoutly and uprightly and blamelessly we behaved toward you believers; just as you know how we were exhorting and encouraging and imploring each one of you as a father would his own children, so that you would walk in a manner worthy of the God who calls you into His own kingdom and glory.” I Thessalonians 2:8, 10-12 NASB. I often hear the question, “How do we make disciples?” To answer this question, one must ask and answer “Am I a disciple?” Paul knew before he could teach the Christians at Thessalonica, he had to live and act in a certain way. To live as a disciple is to have the same attitude as Jesus. “Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 2:5 NASB. Once we are growing and maturing in the faith, we can disciple others in their spiritual development. During my teenage and young adult years, I witnessed holy women who invested in us, young women. I remember the faithful life of my grandmother and aunts. And I remember two ladies from my home church who devoted their life as disciples of Christ. Mrs. Francis Miller and Mrs. Ella Mae Miller were faithful and committed Christians. They did not teach me about famous theologians such as Karl Barth and Dietrich Bonhoeffer. They taught me the importance of faith, commitment, and perseverance. They taught me lessons on being a virtuous, godly woman of faith. By observing their life, I learned how to praise God even amid adversity. The essence of making disciples is investing your life in another to help them grow as a faithful disciple of Christ. Each of us should have someone investing in us and someone that we are investing in their life.

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Frank James Mull Gastonia: Frank James Mull left us to be with his Heavenly Family on the morning of January 3, 2017. Frank diedpeacefully at home from natural causes with family. He was born December 11, 1919, to the late PorterLeroy Mull and Sara Aveline Gibson Mull in Hiawassee, Georgia. He was the husband of the late JeanSmith Mull (from 1940-1976) and the late Louise Pearson Mull (from 1978-2010).

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(Katie, Gracie,Jovie, Dallas, Ellie, Cohen, Adriana and Colten). He is survived by two nephews, Howard and RandallMull, and numerous great nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his two sisters (Ruby Matheson and Allie Hunsucker) and two brothers (Amos and Garland Mull). The family would like to sincerely thank Dad’s faithful friends, Lawrence Doby and Jim Livingston, and his caregivers, Kathy Brown, Roberta Farmer, Sandy Patton, Amanda Ledford, and Michelle Crunkleton whoover the years has provided invaluable assistance and support to Dad and the Mull family. Receiving friends will be held January 8, 2017 at Friendship Baptist Church, 5008 S. New Hope Road, Belmont, North Carolina beginning at 1pm followed by a memorial service at 3pm. Interment will occurat 1pm on January 9, 2017 at Gaston Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in memory of Frank Mull to Friendship Baptist Church. Condolences messages may be sent online to www.mcleanfuneral.com. McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia is serving the family of Mr. Mull.

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Frank spent most of his life in the New Hope Community near Belmont, North Carolina, where he was acharter member helping to found and build Friendship Baptist Church serving as deacon and singing inthe choir most of his life. He also chaired the New Hope Community Fire Department board and co-signed for the purchase of the first fire truck for the fire department to serve the New Hope Community. Frank was a successful business owner in the wood processing industry, offering employment and other work opportunities for many over the years. He was known professionally and personally as a man of integrity, compassion and steadfast love for family and friends. Frank loved to play guitar, sing Gospel music with friends and family, and composed songs about his beloved Blue Ridge Mountains. Frank is survived by his children, James K. Mull (wife Candy), Larry E. Mull (wife Ann), Lynda Diane Mull(husband Tony Meis), Aundrea B. Campbell (husband Jerry), Frank J. Mull II (wife Felicia), along with sixgrandchildren (Donna, Mark, Clay, Aryn, Cole and Alessa), and eight great grandchildren

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SNOW from page 1 sanded, and salted bridges, overpasses, and main roads Thursday in anticipation of the coming ice. By noon on Saturday most main roads were slushy, but secondary roads were still snow and ice covered until Tuesday. Snow brings out sledders and Stowe Park in Belmont had plenty of them. Folks slid down A picture postcard scene in Mt. Holly. the hills there until the snow was worn away and bare dirt was visible. As usual, grocery strores were slammed Friday afternoon. Monday and Tuesday the kids were out of school due to slick secondary roads that thawed but little over the weekend. Overall, the snow event was typical for our area and most folks stayed inside, ate food, watched TV, and quaffed beverages of their choice. Snow falling in downtown Stanley.

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Kids hit the hill at Mt. Holly Middle School on Saturday morning.

Kyle Trantham, Digger the dog, June Beasley, Emily Beasley, Dwayne Beasley, Kody Trantham near Stanley.

Mt. Holly crews worked to clear roads on Saturday.

Another icy road in Mt. Holly.

Alyssa Hyde and Hannah Nolen were headed for Stowe Park.

Kujo the dog was joined by Hunter Auten, Benton Rhom, Chris Hudson and Jake Bell at Stowe Park. Josh King, John Gaston, Lindsay Gaston and Evan Gaston frolicked at Stowe Park. Photos by Alan Hodge Gary Stewart did some tubing.

Downtown Belmont was deserted early Saturday morning.

Charlie painter and his dad Charles enjoyed the snow.

Audrey Cate Painter brought her snowboard to Stowe Park.

Sabrina Randolph took some Cooper and Cannon Largent from Cramerton hit the slopes. rides on her snow disc.


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Last week's lottery numbers were drawn by Charles Whitley at Belmont General Store located at 6 N. Main St., Belmont, NC. The winning numbers were 50, 48 & 29. No ballot with the correct three numbers was received. The Jackpot will increase to $4,700. Make sure you have your entry in by deadline at 9am on Monday for your chance to win!

THE BANNER NEWS LOTTERY Numbers will be drawn each Monday Morning. Look in next week's Banner-News for the 3 WINNING NUMBERS! Jackpot increases $50 each week until won, then a new jackpot will begin at $50.

The Ban ner News Lottery is this simple! Choose your favorite 3 numbers between 1 and 50 (not using the same number twice) and enter the numbers in the 3 circles below in any order.

LOTTERY RULES Absolutely one entry per household each week! No photo copies will be allowed. Any lottery entries that have the same handwriting or appear to be in conjunction with any other entry will be disqualiďŹ ed. Entries must be complete with name, household address and phone number. No business address will be accepted. All entries must be brought by the Banner-News drop box at 128-C North Main St. in Belmont, NC or post-marked by Saturday prior to Monday's drawing. We are not responsible for entries lost or late by mail delivery. If more than one correct lottery entry is received, the jackpot will be split between the winners. The judge's decision is ďŹ nal. Must be at least 18 years old to enter. Employees and immediate family of CF Media not eligible.

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Ida Rankin Elementary School Principal’s Pride and Students of the Month announced for November 2016

Second Grade Students of the Month: Miah Kathryn Thomas, Mya Hinton, Samoria Conley, and Jocelyn Sexton.

Kindergarten Students of the Month: Caitlyn Robinson, Raisi Perkins, Jesus Garcia Franco, and Abbey Cowart.

First Grade Students of the Month: Mackenzie Hughes, Reese Hawley, Karsyn Bousselot, Jordan Baxter, and Jackson Moore.

Third Grade Students of the Month: Anne Rathnau, Kemara Horton, Lillian Morin, Cohen Wilson, and Layth Alnoush

Fourth Grade Students of the Month: Tyree Broome, Carter Fifth Grade Students of the Month: Madison Williams, Landon McKenzie, Olivia Black, and Jacob Brindle. Griffis, Caleb Mabe, Rachel McDaniel, and Tamera Doughty

Kindergarten Principal’s Pride: Principal Kristin Kiser, Brooklyn Suttenfield, Piper McQueen, and Gabby Yi.

Kindergarten Principal’s Pride: Addison Heath.

Principal’s Pride Third Grade: Principal Kristin Kiser, Riley Mason, Shyanne Johnson, Cooper Hendrix, and Ethan Presley. Not Pictured: Rihanna Gardner.

Principal’s Pride First Grade: Principal Kristin Kiser, Olivia Schneider, Jacob McGhee, Kelley Hartford, Isabella Burns, and Holden Carrigan.

Principal’s Pride Fourth Grade: Principal Kristin Kiser, Alexia Ratliff, Briana Banuelas, Madeline Moore, Zeke Bolin, and Jackson Hunt.

Principal’s Pride Second Grade: Principal Kristin Kiser, Haylie Perkins, Lily Bumgardner, Adrian McDaniel, and Kassie Boughman.

Principal’s Pride Fifth Grade: Principal Kristin Kiser, Carter Fraley, Lexi Birtwistle, Zoey Snyder, and Lauren Fox. Photos furnished


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Scenes from South Point Red Raiders NCHSAA 3A Championship victory parade

Last Wednesday folks in Belmont were treated to a parade honoring the South Point Red Raider football team on their 16-7 win over Rocky Mount in the NCHSAA 3A chamiponship game held December 22 in Wake Forest. Parents, students, and other Red Raider fans lined Main St. in downtown Belmont and gave the players and coaches a rousing “good job� salute. Photos by Alan Hodge


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South Point takes out Huss in OT thriller By John Wilson john.bannernews@gmail.com

The South Point/Hunter Huss boys basketball game last week was a doozy. It was the kind of game where if you got up to get some popcorn you may miss something. In a back and forth game that rolled into overtime the Red Raiders outlasted the Hunter Huss Huskies 74-69. Right from the beginning it was on. Both teams teams moved the ball inside and out looking for what would work. Huss took an early lead but South Point responded moving ahead 7-6 with 4:10 on the scoreboard. South Point started to increase their lead off a series of great baskets. First they went up 10-6 when Blake Zieske hit a nice 3 pointer. A few plays after that Niren Johal stole the ball and drove down for a lay up that put South Point up 12-8. Zieske would go on to lead the South Point scoring effort against Huss pouring in 22 points. In the early going the game was fluid and fast. South Point was moving the ball well. However, as good as South Point was playing a noticeable pattern started to develop. A pattern that carried on for the entire game. Huss started to match everything South Point did. If South Point scored, Huss responded. Sometimes the Huskies would even sneak in a point here and there. Just as quickly as South Point developed a lead. Huss erased it. The period ended with the score tied up at 12-12. In the 2nd period South Point stated to push ahead. At the 6:10 mark, Blake Turner hit a 3 pointer that put South Point up 18-14. South Point keyed on that and pushed out further. The Red Raiders capitalized on Huss mistakes. For a while Huss was throwing up rocks, while SP was sinking baskets. With 5 minutes left in the half the Red Raiders were up 24-16. Then, as they did the whole game Huss countered. The Huskies started to hit their shots and the Red Raiders struggled to hit thiers. A once promising South Point lead was whittling away. Another thing whittling away was South Point starters. In the final 2 minutes Niren Johal went down hard. We was helped off the court and joined Scooch Baker at the trainer’s table. Baker had gone down earlier with an ankle injury. With Baker and Johal down SP turned to the bench. The additional players helped stop the Huss rally. South Point went into the half with a 26-24 lead. Huss wasted no time when the 3rd period opened up. They quickly tied the game up and then jumped out to a 28-26 lead. It was now the Red Raiders turn to answer the challenge. The lead changed hands twice before South Point started to establish some sense of control. Midway through the 3rd the Red Raiders were up 36-30. Even with South Point edging ahead Huss fought back. The Huskies did what they did in the 1st half. They matched South Point scores, and at times added some of their own. As the period ended it was still anyone’s game. South Point went into the 4th period with a 44-40 lead. The 4th period started out like a chess match up. Move, counter move. When South Point scored, Huss responded. Even though Huss played SP tight the Red Raiders did enough to keep the Huskies at arms length. So when the Red Raiders were up 58-50 with 2 minutes to go it was looking like South Point could just run out the clock. At first it looked like Huss was going to help South Point do just that. In the closing minutes Huss was making tactical errors. Huss was making up ground but they were not using their time with the ball wisley. Instead of going for quick strikes Huss held onto the ball. It was looking like those seconds spent passing the ball around would sink Huss. Well, it didn’t work out that way. With 7.7 seconds on the clock South Point was up 62-59. Huss put the ball into play. A quick down court pass was followed up by a Huss 3 pointer that was launched from Albuquerque. The ball seemed to hang in the air forever. Of course any ball traveling to Belmont via New Mexico may take some time. When the ball swished in the crowd was stunned. Huss erased a significant lead in the closing minutes. The game was tied up 62-62. With .07 seconds on the clock the game was about to go into overtime. South Point tried a New Mexico shot of their own to win the day, but that shot bounced off of the top of the backboard glass. It a stunning come from behind effort Huss took the game into overtime. Overtime proved to be exciting but South Point didn’t plan on letting Huss get away with what they pulled off in the 4th.

South Points #20 Blake Turner drives around #44 of Huss An#3 SP - Niren Johal drives to the basket against #40 of Huss - twanez Barnett during South Points overtime victory. Turner Suany Jimenez for two points. also hit several clutch free throws in overtime to seal the vicPhotos by Bill Bostick tory for South Point.

South Point’s Nick Muse drives hard to the basket against #44 of Huss, Antwanez Barnett.

#33 of South Point Nick Muse drives to the basket for two pints against #3 of Huss - Sa’veon Falls.

#3 of South Point, Niren Johal drives against #2 of Hunter Huss Coach Kubbs applauds his team as the final horn sounds in See SOUTH POINT Page 16 Tony Davis in South Point’s thrilling overtime victory. South Points overtime victory over Hunter Huss


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Lady Raiders fall to Huss 69-29 By John Wilson john.bannernews@gmail.com

The South Point Lady Raiders basketball team ran into a road block last week when they took on Hunter Huss in a Big South 2A/3A matchup. South Point just couldn’t anything going falling to Huss 69-29. Things started out slow for each side in the 1st period. Each team misfired trying to establish their rhythm. The Lady Huskies were the ones to finally get on track when they moved out to a 10-2 lead with 3:35 on the clock. South Point pushed, but came up short. The period ended with Huss up 17-5. South Point tried to bounce back in the 2nd. The Lady Raiders tried to move the ball inside but were blunted by a tough Lady Huskie defense. South Point then tried to hit shots off of the perimeter. But that didn’t work either. Huss on the other hand hit their shots. The Lady Huskies put up 31 points in the 2nd period. They went into the locker room at halftime with a 48-14 lead. In the 3rd period, South Point started to respond. They picked up the scoring tempo and started to do more to disrupt the Huss offense. Unfortunately the success was short lived. Huss countered the South Point effort with a swarming defense. The Lady Huskies stole the ball 23 times. As the game wore on the scoreboard told the tale. Huss was just too much for SP. Despite the score the Lady Raiders never gave up. Huss was all over them. All game long, but there was never a look of defeat on the South Point bench. South Point kept fighting. One play in particular highlighted South Point courage and woes. Late in the 4th period freshman Portia Shouse pushed hard to put a layup in. Shouse missed, but went right back up to try and get the rebound. In the battle for the ball Huss defender came down hard on Shouse, slamming her onto the court. When Shouse hit the ground with a THUMP the impact vibrated through the bleachers. The play drew a foul and Shouse went to the line for two shots. Her first shot didn’t go in. While shooting her second shot a team mate lost their balance and committed a line violation. Shouse’s shot was good, but due to the violation the shot didn’t count. It just wasn’t South Point’s day. Even when something good happened for the Lady Raiders something else quickly erased it. South Point lost 69-29. They have a long way to go. The difficulties and obstacles the team needs to overcome are not lost on head coach Amanda Hodge. “We are a young team,” Hodge said. “We only have one to two seniors starting.” The no quit attitude of the team is something Hodge is grateful for. “They work hard,” Hodge said. They never quit. They are just young. For half the team this is their second sport.” One notable absence was senior Jaelin Griffin. The 5’10

South Point’s Kayleigh Schreffler takes the ball to the basket for two points as #21 of Huss Tavia Nixon looks on. center is a force when she is on the court. “Not having Jaelin was crucial,” Hodge said. “We didn’t have our center. We miss her experience and height.” Hopefully Griffin will get back into the lineup sooner and the younger players will learn on the fly. On the stat side Kiara Falls and Abbie Morgan had six points apiece to lead South Point in scoring. Portia Shouse was South Point’s top rebounder with six boards.

South Point’s Portia Shouse scores over #2 of Hunter Huss. Photos by Bill Bostick

Coach Hodge gives Kayleigh Shreffler advice during their game against Huss. South Point’s Abbie Morgan scores a basket during South Point’s loss to Hunter Huss.

Kayleigh Shreffler shoots over #25 of Huss Gia Perez.

South Point’s Dy’Air McCormick attempts to block the shots of #30 Hunter Huss Zariah Wallace.

McCoy Hodge watches the South Point Lady Raiders warm up while his mom, head coach Amanda Hodge (Center) confers with assistant coach Jannine Arthurs (Left) during pregame preparation. Photo by John Wilson


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Stuart Cramer’s #21 Carley Womack, #20 Kendall Craig, #11 Lady Storm #10 Lexi Trull contends for a rebound. Laura Trull fight for the ball in the 45-37 win over Hunter Huss. Photos by Lydia Julen

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Lady Storm wins over Hunter Huss 45-37

Stuart Cramer’s #12 Haley Bourhil adds to the 45-37 win over Hunter Huss.

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Stuart Cramer men fall to Hunter Huss 59-72

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SOUTH POINT From page 12

Huss chose to amp things up by playing aggressive defense. They pressed and pushed South Point trying to get the ball back. Sometimes it worked. But more times then not it didn’t. The Huss defense kept sending Blake Turner to the line. As it turned out Turner sunk Huss. Throughout the game, Turner went to the line 14 times against Huss. He hit 12 of those shots. So if Huss was going to push it South Point was going to feed Turner. That turned out to be an exchange Huss lost. It’s not a good idea to foul a guy who is hitting 86% of his free throws. Thanks in part to Turner’s free throws South Point walked out with a 72-67 win. The win was a big one for South Point. “I’m proud of our boys,” head coach Kody Kubbs said. “We had to fight through some adversity, injuries and foul trouble.” The injuries were definitely on Kubbs mind. However the response of the players that stepped in to carry the load was also worth noting. “Our guys stepped up,” Kubbs said. “The skill level is all over the chart. We have 10 guys that know what they need to do.” The extent of Baker’s injury is still not fully known. Baker tried to come back in the 3rd but could really put pressure on his ankle. “Scooch went out with an injury,” Kubbs said. “We tried to

South Point’s #30 Blake Zieske shoots a long 3 pointer during South Point’s overtime victory.

Gaston County Schools inclement weather policy During extremely bad weather, it sometimes becomes necessary for a decision to be made concerning the closing of schools. When a decision is made in the early morning that schools #3 of South Point Niren Johal drives by #1 of Hunter Huss Keywill be closed for the day or shawn Stroud for a layup in South Points thrilling overtime victhat schools will operate on a tory. Photos by Bill Bostick delay, the information must be relayed quickly to all students and parents. A decision to close schools or operate on a delay will be announced by 6:00 a.m. Below is how Gaston County Schools informs students, parents, employees, and the community about weather-related school closings and delays. School District Website The Gaston County Schools district website – www.gaston. k12.nc.us – and your child’s school website. GCS Education Station The Gaston County Schools Education Station Channel 21 on Time Warner Cable. Social Media Facebook and Twitter: “Like” us on Facebook – www.facebook.com/gastoncountyschools – or follow us on Twitter: @ GastonSchools Telephone Communication System Our automated telephone communication system that calls parents and employees. Area Radio and TV Stations Announcements provided to area FM and AM radio stations and Charlotte television stations. When a decision to close school or delay the start of school is made, school officials, transportation personnel and law enforcement are primarily concerned with the safety and welfare of all students, parents and employees. Please note that the absence of any announcement means that schools will be open as usual. If inclement weather forces us to close schools, the Board of Education reserves the right to use early release days and Saturdays as make-up days.

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Thursday, January 12, 2017 come back in but couldn’t. He is getting X-rays.” Baker’s status is up in the air. The status of Nihen Johal on the other hand is not. The 5’10 senior has toughed out injuries all year. After getting hurt in the closing moments of the 2nd period Johal got treatment and went back in. He only hit the bench again after fouling out late in the 4th. Johal’s toughness is something South Point needs. “He is held together with duct tape,” coach Kubbs joked. “He has played through a whole slew of injuries. But for 32 minutes he is 100%.” This week South Point will be busy. They have three games in four days. They take on North Gaston, East Gaston and Cramer.

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Mountain Island Charter School announces lunch program Mountain Island Charter School has announced the opening of its full service lunch program. Lunch will now be available 5 days a week. Mountain Island Charter School is committed to providing school environments that promote and protect children’s health and well-being, reduce childhood obesity, and enhance students’ ability to learn by supporting healthy eating, physical activity, and the development of lifelong wellness practices via: the National School Lunch Program, and the policy for providing free and reduced price meals for children served under the National School Lunch Program, USDA School Food Program and School Breakfast Program. Under this program, Mountain Island Charter School offers healthy meals each day. Breakfast costs, $1.90 and lunch costs $3.50. Enrolled children may qualify for free meals or for reduced price meals. Reduced price is $0.30 for breakfast and $0.40 for lunch. To apply for free or reduced-price meals, households may fill out an application and return it to school office. Application forms are distributed to households with enrolled students with a letter informing them of the availability of free and reduced-priced meals for their children and what is required to complete the application. Applications are also available in the school office. The information households provide on the application will be used for the purpose of determining eligibility and verification of data. Applications may be verified at any time during the school year by school or other program officials. An application for free or reduced price benefits cannot be approved unless it contains complete eligibility information as indicated on the application and instructions. The household size and income criteria will be used to determine eligibility for free and reduced priced benefits. Children from households whose income is at or below the guidelines are eligible for free or reduced-priced lunch. Your children may qualify for free meal benefits if the household received benefits and/or if your child meets a categorical requirement: The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP); The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF); or The Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR); Homeless, migrant, or runaway as defined by law; or Enrolled in an eligible Head Start, Even Start or pre-kindergarten class as defined by law; Foster children that are the legal responsibility of welfare agency or court regardless of the income of the household with whom they reside. For any child not listed on the eligibility notice, the household should contact the School Business Office if the child is

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CLASSIFIED ADS

To Place Your Ad Call Kathy Today @ 704-739-7496 ANNOUNCEMENTS

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ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS If you want to drink that is your business, if you want to stop, we can help. For help or meeting info. Call 704-865-1561 (24 hrs.).

1997 CHEVROLET MALIBU, 4 cylinder, auto, new tires, very good car, $2000. 828-286-3077.

CENTRAL BOILER certified E-Classis OUTDOOR WOOD FURNACE. Buy NOW for instant rebate up to $1000! Call today! Mill Spring Outdoor Furnaces 828-245-0174.

MAUSOLEUM DRAWER for 2 burials, Hillcrest Gardens, Mt. Holly, outside patio, $3000 and I will pay fee for deed transfer. Email me at ejrs@twc.com for more info.

ANTIQUE FAIRBANKS MORSE 1000# Beam Scale, 18x27 Platform on Wheels, $200. 828-638-0148.

FIREWOOD. ALL HARDWOOD. Cut and split Dump truck load. $185 delivered. 980241-9010.

SISK FIREARMS is offering a Concealed to Carry Class, Sat. Jan. 21, class includes breakfast, snacks, drinks & coffee. Guns and Ammo available or bring your own handgun with min 30 rounds factory boxed ammo. Cost $65. 828-4294565.

WANT TO BUY: Pop-Up Campers. Call 828-429-3935.

FOR SALE: FOR PARTS OR WHOLE: 1995 Nissan 4x4. 1987-91 Ford 4WD. 1989-94 Toyota truck parts. 1968-72 Ford parts. Manual & auto trans for Chevy & Ford. Gray factory Ford wheels, 7”x7x15. Set of factory Ford gray center cap & beauty rim, 7x15 & 8x15. Factory Toyota 4WD wheels. Honda car parts for sale. Antique barber chair. WANT TO BUY: Pickup trucks, any model, make, condition. Nissan or Toyota Pickups. 704-538-9742.

NEED BUSINESS CARDS TO PROMOTE YOURSELF & YOUR BUSINESS? 1000 raised print business cards starting at $35 + tax. Shelby Shopper & Info, 503 N. Lafayette St, Shelby, NC 704-4841047 or Rutherford Weekly, 369 Butler Rd, Forest City, NC 828-248-1408.

LOCKFORMER SHEET METAL Flanging Machine, 20 GA., with 2 sets dies, $150. Call 828638-0148.

BAGS OF CARDS: Baseball, Basketball, Football, and NASCAR. Bags are $5 each, no limit. 828-691-5662.

WESLOW G30 ELECTRIC TREADMILL, like new, $100. Leave message, 704-434-8924.

HOBART MEAT GRINDER, $800. Meat Saw, $500. 828447-0913.

FIVE STRONGWAY JUMBO WAGONS, 48” long x 24” wide, 1400 lbs, like new. Sixteen pine logs, 10’, 12’ & 14’ long. Call for info. 704-538-3710, leave message.

BUCK FREESTANDING WOOD STOVE, double doors with blower, in very good condition, $275. 828-980-0907.

QUEEN SIZE SLEIGH BED, solid cherry wood, $400 obo. 704-418-3361.

TRAILERS, LAWNMOWER TRAILERS, Flat Bed Trailers, Enclosed Trailers, Horse & Cattle Trailers, Saddlery. Check our prices and quality before you buy. Bridges Riding Equipment, Boiling Springs, NC. 704-434-6389.

AUTOS•TRUCKS 1996 BMW 328i CONVERTIBLE, 173K miles, leather interior, fully automatic, $3200. 704-692-7020. 1988 CADILLAC DEVILLE, 66,000 actual miles. V8, leather, new tires, original paint, excellent condition, $4200 obo. Call 704-487-0550 or 704-678-3954. 2006 CHEVY MALIBU MAX, 88,000 actual miles. V6, 4 dr., sunroof, all power, looks & runs good, $4800 obo. Call 704-4870550, 704-678-3954. 1987 MADZA PICKUP, clean with many extras. 704-4729464. 1996 FORD E350 CARGO VAN EXTENDED, good tires, cold ac, w/ladder rack, no rust, 266K miles, dependable, serviced every 4K miles, $3500. Call 704487-1071 or 704-472-1000. 1986 MUSTANG GT, 5.0, 5 speed. 828-448-1637, if no answer, leave message. HAPPY NEW YEAR Early tax time specials Marty Hamrick Auto Sales 5528 Fallston Road in Belwood. 704-477-2713, leave message. Quality repaired cars at affordable prices. 2014 Focus Ruby Red, 33k, Leather, $8400. 2013 Kia Soul, 58k, $8995 2012 Kia Accent, 62k, $6400. 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer, 85k, $5500. 2007 Volvo S40, 110k, $5400. 2005 Buick Lacrosse, 106k, sunroof, $4900. 2001 Blazer 4X4, $3295. 2010 Focus, 148k, $2995. 1999 Camaro V6, $2995. Coming soon2013 Elantra, 2012 Focus, 2011 Sonata. 1991 HONDA ACCORD COUPE, 2 door, 5 speed, 178K miles, new tires, new clutch & pressure plate. Good shape, $1800. 704-284-4531. 2005 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY VAN, 7 passenger, 1 owner, kept up, $1200. 704692-9414. 2003 NISSAN PATHFINDER SE, 152,286 miles, 2wd, 3.5, V-6, (16/21) mpg, leather, sunroof, $2200. 704-473-7346. 2015 CHEVY CORVETTE LS2, auto, 96K mi. Super nice cond. $19,995. 704-538-1144. 1991 MAZDA MIATA, 5-speed, white with new black top, 170,591 miles, in good condition. $3000 firm. 828-228-7710. 1973 VOLKSWAGEN Super Beetle, orange with a black stripe, 1 owner, 96,825 miles, excellent condition, $8000. 828228-7710. REBUILT 305 SHORT BLOCK, model 76-79, all new parts with rebuilt heads. 828-980-1259. 1994 GMC VANDURA Cargo Van, V8/AC, PS/PB, automatic. Body good, runs good. Transmission rebuilt. Computer replaced. $1950. 941-746-1009.

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EMPLOYMENT IMMEDIATE NEED for a Residential Electrical Sevice Technician. Must have 5 years Experience in Residential Wiring. Must be able to work independently, make good decisions and have a current knowledge of NEC. Must have Active Drivers License and clean driving record. Also, must have Tools and be able to pass a drug screen. Call 704-750-3150 and leave message or Email Resume to tina@ martinselectricnc.com. (11/30, 12/07, 14, 22, 28, 1/04,12,19) IMMEDIATE NEED for a Commercial Electrician. Must have 5 years Experience in Commercial Wiring. Must be able to work independently, make good decisions and have a current knowledge of NEC. Must have Active Drivers License and clean driving record. Also, must have Tools and be able to pass a drug screen. Call 704-7503150, leave message or Email Resume to tina@martinselectricnc.com. (11/30,12/07, 14, 22, 28, 1/04,12,19) CURRENT POSITION OPEN for a Residential Technician. Must have a valid NC Drivers License and knowledge of N.E.C. Must be able to work independent of others, deal with and schedule jobs with customers. Also, will be on call 24-7. Please email resumes to tina@martinselectricnc.com or call 704-7503150. (11/30,12/07, 14, 22, 28, 1/04,12,19)

FARM & GARDEN 1941 JOHN DEERE Model B Tractor with hand crank. Has been restored with new front wheels & tires, new rear tires. $4000. 828-228-7710. WEEKLY SPECIAL! Town & Country Inn (Super 8 Motel) Spindale. WiFi, Micro-fridge. Weekly $189.95 & up. Nightly $39.99 & up. Meeting room available. 828-286-3681. 2BR, 1BA APARTMENT. Dead End Rd., Forest City. Water, trash & appliances included. No pets, $450 plus deposit. 828458-7403.

FOR SALE CEMETERY LOT - Hillcrest Gardens Cemetery, Mt. Holly, NC: 1 Lot, Chimes Tower D, Lot 28, Space 3; $1,200.00. Call (704) 827-4754. (1/12 & 19) 2 GREENLEAF PIPE BENDERS – ½ -1 in. and 50 Gal. Drum Hand Truck, H.D. Used, But Good. $50.00 for each. (1/12 &19) 2004 FORD TARSUS SE - $750 or OBO. Runs but needs work/ battery. Call 704-822-0631 and ask for Chris or Laura. (1/12, 19 & 26) FOREST LOAN CEMETERY, 2 great plots for sale. $700.00 for both. Contact: Sandra Piercy-704-898-7607. (1/12, 19 & 26) HORSE QUALITY HAY. Round & square bales. 704-487-6855.

WOODS BANJO, heavy duty case, like new. Instruction books, music books, electronic tuner, $450. Custom Built BBQ smoker on trailer, wood fired, water smoke, $4500. Also BBQ items for sale. 704-473-2225. THREE OAK BAR STOOLS with leather seats and arm sides, $20 each. Call 828-657-9677, if no answer, leave message. PORTABLE TANNING BED AND Pool Table, both with accessories, $150 each. 704-300-0041. CAMPER TOP FOR SMALL PICKUP truck, $150. 704-4729464.

REFRIGERATORS, STOVES, washers, dryers & odd furniture. Call 704-481-0954. After 5pm, call 704-482-0540.

PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS WITH SCRATCH PADS! Press Room Printing. 704-538-5788, 704-482-2243. SEASONED OAK WOOD, READY TO BURN. Pickup truck load, $60. Dump truck load, $175. 704-418-3083. SPEEDAIRE COMPRESSOR, 7.5 hp, 3 phase, 4 cyl., 80 gallon, VGC, $1200, model no. 1Z936. 828-638-0148.

4’ x 8’ UTILITY TRAILER Registered with heavy duty mobile home axle. Wooden floor and side rails. $700.00 Pics Available. call 704-418-5178. REESE LOADING RAMPS Farm and Ranch. $70.00 Pics Available. call 704-418-5178 UNIVERSAL ROLA BRAND TRAILER HITCH CARGO CARRIER 24” x 24” x 48” Adventure system with 2 water proof boxes. Pics available. Call 704-418-5718

MOTORCYCLES & ATVS 2010 YAMAHA V STAR 650 Custom with 7200 miles. Red with some chrome extras. $2200.00. Pics Available. call 704-418-5178

PUBLIC SALE PUBLIC SALE FOR A 2011 BMW, VIN#WBAPM5C51BE577159 to be held on Jan. 26th @ 10 AM at Pack Bros., 6116 Wilkinson Blvd., Belmont, NC. 704-825-9271. (1/12 & 19)

FRESH CROP PECANS $10 per pound, shelled and bagged. 704-482-4462 (Shelby).

VACATIONS

MORGAN’S FIREWOOD SERVICE; Oak - ideal fire pit or wood stove. Cut, split, & delivered. Open all week, Monday-Sunday. 1-828-395-0758.

OCEAN LAKES BEACH HOUSE. 2 BR, 2BA. Also, pullout couch, queen size & golf cart. Weeks and weekends. 704-482-9781, 704-472-5182.

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MONTCROSS AREA’S

DINING Guide Beijing To Go 1420 Perfection Ave. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 827-5838

Friends Sports Bar & Grill 16 N. Main St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-1401

Supply 101 Kenwood St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 829-7788

Glenway Premium Pub 55 Glenway St., Belmont, NC 29012 (704) 829-7717

Belmont Soda Shop 31 N. Main St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 461-8580

H&M Deli and Market 1019 Wilkerson Blvd. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 820-8611

Brenda’s Cake Gallery 11 S. Main St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-2253

Joe’s Touch of Italy 503 S. Central Ave. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-2805

Buddy’s BBQ Inc. 5945 W. Wilkinson Blvd. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-8777

Johnny B’s Pizza 106 N. Main St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-8900

Cafe Internet 508 Beaty Rd. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 820-8040

New China 6517 W. Wilkinson Blvd. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 829-1010

Captain’s Cap 670 Park St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-4103

Old Stone Steak House 23 S. Main St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-9995

Caravan Coffee & Dessert Bar 11 S. Main St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 829-7711

Peace-N-Hominy Q Shack 403 E. Catawba St. • Ste 200 Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 464-7647

Catfish Cove 1401 Armstrong Ford Rd. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-3332

Peet’s Coffee & Tea 701 Hawley Ave. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-8885

Belmont

Cherubs Cafe 23 N. Main St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-0414 Chicken King 501 Woodlawn St. Belmont NC 28012 704-827-1552 Cowboy B’s Family Restaurant 1420 Perfection Ave. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 820-8653 Demetrios Restaurant 6928 W. Wilkinson Blvd. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-0057

Reach Out of The Box 360 Glen Arbor St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-3446 Rita’s Family Restaurant 108 Beaty Rd. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 820-2894 Sake Express 675 Park St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 461-0400 Sammys Neighborhood Pub 25 S. Main St. Belmont NC 28012 (704) 825-4266

Simonetti’s Pizza 6432 W. Wilkinson Blvd. Belmont, NC 28012 (704)825-5555 Southpoint Grill 1901 S. Point Rd. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 829-1043 String Bean The Fresh Market & Deli 106 N. Main St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-3636 Sub Corral Sandwich Shop 6831 W. Wilkinson Blvd. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-5466 Taxco Mexican Grill 6418 W. Wilkinson Blvd. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-2108 The Grill 682 Park St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-5179 White Restaurant 417 Catawba St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-3886 Wingstreet 685 Park St. Belmont, NC 28012 (704) 825-7335

Cramerton Asian Garden 202 Market St. Cramerton, NC 28032 (704) 824-8318 Doffer’s Canteen Restaurant 119-B Center St. Cramerton NC 28032 (704) 879-7270 Georgios Restaurant 202 Market St. Cramerton, NC 28032 (704) 824-2220 Mayworth’s Public House 115 Center St. Cramerton, NC 28032

Dallas Clemmer’s Country Kitchen 1313 Old Dallas Rd. Dallas, NC 28034 (704) 922-8384

Dallas Fresh Seafood Market 3110 Dallas/High Shoals Hwy Dallas, NC 28034 (704) 923-8223 Dallas Fish Box 1031 Lower Dallas Hwy. Dallas, NC 28034 (704) 922-8930 Double Dragon Chinese Restaurant 3130 Dallas High Shoals Hwy. Dallas, NC 28034 (704) 923-8030 Jack In The Box 102 College View Dr. Dallas, NC 28034 (704) 922-9178 Just Cookin 1108 E. Main St. Dallas, NC 28034 (704) 922-7031 Long Creek Fish Fry 1425 Lower Dallas Hwy. Dallas, NC 28034 (704) 922-3998 North Star Seafood 2150 Dallas High Shoals Hwy. Dallas, NC 28034 (704) 922-7715 Peet’s Coffee & Tea 715 W. Trade St. Dallas, NC 28034 (704) 922-6791 Tavern On The Square 602 Queens Dr. Dallas, NC 28034 (704) 922-5425

McAdenville

Stanley

Little Village Restaurant 129 Main St. McAdenville, NC 28101 (704) 824-3624

Bojangles 541 N. 27 W. Stanley, NC 28164 (704) 263-4532

Mount Holly Billys Barbeque Family Restaurant 1127 W. Charlotte Ave. Mount Holly, NC 28120 (704) 827-8747 Bright Star Drive-In Grill 205 Madora St. Mt Holly NC 28120 704-827-0212 Chicken King 130 W. Charlotte Ave. Mt Holly NC 28120 704-812-8266 China Two Mt Holly 595 Highland St. Mount Holly, NC 28120 (704) 827-8090 Sake Express Inc. of Mount Holly 349 W. Charlotte Ave. Mount Holly, NC 28120 (704) 827-4819

China Garden 190 E. Dallas Rd. Stanley, NC 28164 (704) 263-8788 Friendly’s Of Stanley 119 N. Main St. Stanley NC 28164 704-263-7088 Gus’s Sir Beef Restaurant 106 Mariposa Rd. Stanley NC 28164 704-263-3988 Hunan To Go 509 S. Hwy 27 Stanley NC 28164 704-263-3988 Niko’s Grill 124 N. Main St. Stanley, NC 28164 (704) 263-1311 Woodshed Restaurant 212 S. Main St. Stanley, NC 28164 (704) 263-1030

Side Trax Sports Bar & Food 121 W. Central Ave. Mt Holly NC 28012 704-827-3603 Vasileious Italian Kitchen 200 S. Main St. Mount Holly, NC 28120 (704) 820-8539

Tommy’s Drive In 2708 Gastonia Dallas Hwy. Dallas, NC 28034 (704) 922-9099 The Country Kitchen 116 E. Main St. Dallas, NC 28034 (704) 922-9597

Lowell Grits N Greens 125 N. Main St. Lowell NC 28098 704-879-4073 Hillbilly’s Barbeque & Steaks 720 McAdenville Rd. Lowell, NC 28098 (704) 824-8838

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