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Orange County band students at A.L. Stanback Middle School in Hillsborough play their instruments while complying with a mask mandate that is controversial among some parents. (photo courtesy of Orange County Schools.)

NC school boards alarmed by aggressive anti-mask parents School board members in several counties concerned about security, amid heightened rhetoric, vandalism and death threats by KATE MARTIN Carolina Public Press

The latest flashpoint at North Carolina school board meetings is not the math curriculum or even the budget. It’s mask mandates. Parents smashed a glass door during an Iredell-Statesville School District meeting. White supremacists usurped an Orange County student-led protest against mask mandates and limitations on observers for school sports in Hillsborough.

Following similar incidents around the state, boards are responding by increasing security at public meetings. “I’ve talked to school board members who are getting death threats,” said Leanne Winner, executive director for the N.C. School Boards Association. “That is a level of discourse that is not acceptable, nor is it something school board members are used to.” The disruptions have gotten so bad that the N.C. School Boards Association asked the state legislature to decide mask mandates instead of locals. “There have been several instances of significant disruption by protesters that have led to board meetings See ANTI-MASK, Page 9

N.C. Sen. Phil Berger addressing the media recently. (photo by Carolina Journal)

As school board meetings heat up, officials take sides by DAVID BASS Carolina Journal

The N.C. Task Force for Safer Schools is finalizing a statement chiding parents for strongly voicing their views and at times disrupting recent school board meetings. The disruptions have come from parents – across the state and nation – concerned about school policies on everything from COVID-19 vaccination

and masking to controversial instruction on race and gender issues. At an Oct. 12 meeting, task force chair William Lassiter said “threatening” and “bullying” behavior was occurring at local school board meetings. “These are controversial topics, obviously, but they are topics that we as a community can come together and come up with the best guidance for our children if we do that in a productive and civil manner,” he said. “It’s my belief that the parents and advocates and See SIDES, Page 3


Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Ashley Jenks receives the proclamation from Mayor H.L. Beam, III, making October “Dysautonomia Awareness Month”.

Robin Little, a five-year employee of the City’s Finance Department, receives a certificate from Mayor H.L. Beam, III. (photos by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

Council meeting discusses upcoming Main Street events Also approves previous agenda items; recognizes a long-time employee and proclaims October “Dysautonomia Awareness Month” by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

At last Monday’s relatively short regular City Council meeting for the

month of October, Council voted on and approved the minutes of Sept. 13, and Sept. 28’s rescheduled work session meetings. This was followed by the Mayor’s Comments in which Mayor H.L. Beam, III spoke on the Hocus Pocus Parade and went over Downtown Director David Day’s Main Street events for 2021 given at the Sept. 28 work session. At that session, and in

addition to the Friday, Oct. 15 information on the Hocus Pocus Parade, Mr. Day noted more upcoming scheduled events include the Oct. 21 Third Thursday in the Mini Park, which the City has been doing since June. Mr. Day said then that, “This will be a smaller event with food trucks, beer truck, and one singer in the mini park,” adding the event would not be “a large crowd type event.”

Day went on to say the Oct. 22 ‘Scaryville’ event will also be in the mini park as well as in the Children’s Art Way along Main St., followed by the Oct. 29 Little Monster’s March (formerly the Little Spook’s Parade), which is also down Main Street. Said Mr. Day then, “We’re not sure the schools are going to allow the students to participate but some See COUNCIL, Page 2

WBBI again looking for sponsors for Student of the Month program by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

W. Blaine Beam Intermediate Principal Todd Dellinger is still a man on a mission. He has some students he wants to recognize for their hard work and he is once again looking for sponsors for WBBI’s Student of the Month program. Dellinger has sent out requests to the Cherryville Chamber of Commerce and to various local businesses asking for said sponsors to come to their rescue, if you will. Said Mr. Dellinger recently, “A student in each See WBBI, Page 2

W. Blaine Beam Intermediate Principal Todd Dellinger with September 2021 Students of the Month Daylee Dalton, Alainah Barclift, Zi’Ayre Heard, and Seth Cothran. These four students were part of eight who received gift bags to recognize their hard work this scholastic year. (photo by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

Gaston County EMS receives CAAS accreditation Gaston County EMS has received notification that they have again received accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulances Services (CAAS) for the agency’s compliance with national standards of excellence. The nonprofit CAAS was established to encourage and promote quality patient care in America’s medical transportation system. The primary focus of the Commission’s standards is high-quality patient care. This is accomplished by establishing national standards which not only address the delivery of patient care, but also the ambulance service’s total operation and relationships with other agencies, the general public, and medical community. The Commission’s standards exceed state or local licensing requirements. See GEMS, Page 2

Gaston County Commissioner’s Vice-Chairman Allen Fraley, of Cherryville Township (left), reading the commendation on the reaccreditation of GEMS, as they were recognized at the Tuesday, Oct. 13, Board of Commissioners meeting. Behind Vice-Chairman Fraley are some of the GEMS team members. (photo provided)

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Frieda Heavner CHERRYVILLE – Frieda Kay Hendricks Heavner, 79, of Milo Neal Rd., departed from this life early Saturday morning, Oct. 16, 2021. She was born Sept. 16, 1942 in Lincoln County, daughter to the late Fred and Ruby Hopper Hendricks. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Kayla Hull; and brother, Jerry Hendricks. Frieda was a member of Cherryville Missionary Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir, was a former Sunday School teacher and was an active member of the Ladies Circle. For many years she volunteered with Hospice of Cleveland County. Frieda was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, whose love for her family was second only to her Lord. She is survived by her daughters, Teresa H. Maddox (Chad), Robin D. Heavner, Joy H. Black, and June H. LaMacchia (Joe); brother, Jim Hendricks (Marylin); former husband and father of her daughters, Billy Ray Heavner; grandchildren, Amanda Arthur (Dusty), Chad Edwards (Audrey), Taylor Black (Daniel Dickerson), JoJo LaMacchia, Alison LaMacchia, and Ethan Gantt; great-grandchildren, Brayden Edwards, Kendall Edwards, Jack Horne, Jedediah Dickerson, Rhett Edwards, and Dylan Edwards; and her many friends and church family at Cherryville Missionary Methodist Church. Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021 at Cherryville Missionary Methodist Church with Rev. Bobby Holtsclaw and Rev. Jimmy Rudisill officiating. The family will receive friends from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m., prior to the service at the church. A graveside committal service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021 at Cherryville City Memorial Cemetery. Memorials may be made to either Cherryville Missionary Methodist Church building fund at 318 W. Ballard St., Cherryville, NC, 28021, or to Hospice of Cleveland County at 953 Wendover Heights Dr., Shelby, NC, 28150. Condolences may be made to Carpenter – Porter Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family of Mrs. Heavner.

Glenn Wilford Anthony, Jr. CHERRYVILLE – Glenn Wilford Anthony, Jr., 80, of Paul H. Beam Rd., passed away Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021 at Atrium Lincoln. He was born Dec. 28, 1940, in Gaston County to the late Glenn Wilford, Sr., and Lillie Pruett Anthony. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Doris Beam, and Dot Newton. Glenn enjoyed driving a truck for many years. He retired from Carolina Freight Carriers after 30 years of service. He also enjoyed racing, loved being outside and doing yardwork, and loved his dog, Piper. He is survived by his wife 61 years, Linda Boyles Anthony; daughters, Carla Anthony Holt (DJ), and Dana Anthony Abernathy (Randy); granddaughter, Megan Morris (Bubba); step-granddaughter, Audra Boyd; great-grandson, Dansby Morris; and two step-great-granddaughters, Hatton and Josephene Boyd. Graveside services were held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021 at Cherryville City Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Jhoan Alfaro officiating. The family will be meeting at the home, located at 420 Paul H. Beam Road, Cherryville, NC, 28021. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Cherryville at 301 E. 1st St, Cherryville, NC, 28021. Condolences may be made to Carpenter – Porter Funeral and Cremation Services served the family of Mr. Anthony.

COUNCIL From Page 1 of the local daycares have called and asked.” On Oct. 26, Mr. Day noted they will be hanging the Veteran’s flags on Main Street. The remainder of the events he talked about at the work session are Nov. 27’s Holiday Market on Main Street and Small Business Saturday, where Mr. Day noted, “We tried to hold this event last year but due to the State Mandate, we had to cancel a week before. We will have small local vendors, under tents, in the mini park and Chamber parking lot.” He added, “This is to draw shoppers to Main Street and our local merchants for Christmas.” Furthermore, Mr. Day said they are planning on lighting the Christmas Tree and other decorations that night. Cherryville’s much-loved “Whoville” is planned for another appearance on Dec. 3, in the mini park, and on Dec. 11, from 10 a.m., until 12 noon, the City’s beloved Christmas Parade will take place on Main Street. Said Mr. Day, “we have confirmed the sidewalks will not be an issue from the contractors during this.” This event draws large crowds, he said, adding, “We do have

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

■ POLICE ARRESTS 10-5: Justin Tray Sisk, 33, 125 Mecca Dr., Casar; one count each misdemeanor DWLR and fictitious license plate. No bond type/amt. listed. 10-6: Casey Alden Arrowood, 46, 1009 7 Mary’s Grove Church Rd., Kings Mountain; two (2) counts felony AWDWISI. $20,000 secured bond. Subject assaulted two (2) individuals w/a stick before running from CPD officers. 10-7: Jerry Ray Wellmon, 21, 340 Hephzibah Church Rd., Cherryville; one count felony WSOJ (Gaston County). $30,000 secured bond. 10-8: Montaque Devazia Lowe, 22, 605 Jess Hord Rd., Cherryville, was arrested at S. Emerson St., and W. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia, by Gastonia PD officers on one count of a WSOJ (warrant from another agency). 10-9: Kyle Ray Bess, 34, Streets of Cherryville; one count misdemeanor 2nd degree trespass. No bond amt./ type listed. Mr. Bess was cited for being in Stroupe Park after being banned from there on Oct. 5. He was found by the reporting office on the

railroad tracks directly behind the park. He left the property after receiving the citation. 10-10: Jacob Alexander Watterson, 23, 1245 Shelby Hwy., Cherryville, was arrested at 110 Ann St., Gastonia, by Gastonia PD officers on one count each of DWI, a drug equipment violation, traffic/all other, and traffic/ license violation (except DWLR).


victim’s vehicle. Case listed as inactive. 10-9: City of Cherryville reports trespass, second degree by listed suspect. Closed/ cleared by arrest. 10-9: Blacksburg, S.C. woman and Kings Mountain man report larceny ($1,500/ currency) by listed suspect who stole listed currency from victim. Case is active and under further investigation. 10-10: GCPD officers report further investigation into aggravated assault, damage to property/vandalism, and trespassing at 132 You Named It Dr., Cherryville. 10-11: Vale woman reports missing person who has a listed Cherryville address. Case is active. 10-11: GCPD officers report exceptionally closing/ clearing a simple assault and weapons law violation at 313 Ridge Ave., Cherryville. 10-12: CPD officer reports CFS/barring notice regarding two (2) listed suspects who caused a disturbance at a drive-through window of a business. Closed/cleared by other means. WRECKS 10-6: A vehicle driven

by Ellen Faith Edwards, 54, 204 S. Watterson St., Kings Mountain, was in a parking lot at 1002 E. Main St., when it rolled forward and struck a vehicle belonging to the City of Cherryville, 116 S. Mountain St., Cherryville. No injuries reported. Est. damages to both vehicles: $50/vehicle. 10-10: A vehicle driven by Troy Lee Collier, 40, 663 Skinner Rd., Shelby, ran off the right side of the road (W. Church St.) and struck a utility pole. Debris from the pole struck a vehicle driven by Richard Allen Riddle, 40, 905 W. Church St., Cherryville, which was parked off the roadway in front of 905 W. Church Street. GEMS treated Mr. Collier at the scene for injuries. Est. damages to the Collier vehicle: $9,500; to the -Riddle vehicle: $500. Damage to the utility pole: $1,000. 10-10: A vehicle driven by Derick Jerome Mackey, 59, 509 S. Mulberry St., Cherryville, was traveling east on JC Dellinger Rd., Cherryville, when he collided w/a deer. Mr. Mackey reported no injuries. Est. damage to his vehicle: $2,500. Responding officer noted Mr. Mackey’s vehicle was moved prior to the report being made.

omy, Dellinger, like many of his peers, are still unable to do much in the way of fundraising, adding that being able to get sponsors now would really help them put some smiles on their student’s faces. In a brief interview, Mr. Dellinger elaborated, “In the past, as I’ve noted, we have been able to really count on fundraisers for those extra dollars, but we can’t do that like we want to, which is why I initially reached out to the Chamber of Commerce.” “These recognitions are to help inspire the students to work at a good level,” he said. “We had done some recognitions like this in the

past. We don’t have everything we need right now to recognize our kids and we want to do more. The kids also have behavior incentives as well as academic incentives to achieve in order to become a Student of the Month.” Dellinger wanted to say a word of thanks to Mrs. Kim Beam, who works on getting the students the recognitions they deserve. “She works very hard at this, as does all our staff. It’s so important at this time to keep our students and staff safe, so we can’t, as I said earlier, do the fundraisers as before. These monthly sponsorships go a long way to

help,” he noted. Dellinger continued, “I was very touched by those who have so far given. We have made plaques for all the businesses that have so far donated. We’ve had an incredible response so far. For that, W. Blaine Beam’s students and staff want to express our deepest gratitude!” Mr. Dellinger said for those who wish to give or sponsor, they can contact him at (704) 836-9114, or email him at rtdellinger@, or they can mail donations to W. Blaine Beam Intermediate at 401 E. First St., Cherryville, NC, 28021.

From Page 1 Gaston County EMS was the first EMS agency in North Carolina to achieve accreditation in 1995, and has voluntarily maintained the evolving standards set by the Commission since then. There are now six EMS agencies in North Carolina and just

196 in the United States that are currently accredited by CAAS. “This achievement is a testament to the expertise, dedication and drive of our Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians who make our EMS System one of the best in the in country,” GEMS Chief Mark Lamphiear said. This recent re-accreditation process began last

December by compiling a multitude of policies, procedures, and key performance indicators to submit as part of the application. After the application was reviewed, GEMS staff participated in a two-day virtual evaluation where CAAS evaluators interviewed employees, visited stations, inspected ambulances, and reviewed records. These virtual visits

were a departure from the usual onsite visits, an adaptation made necessary by the ongoing pandemic. During those two days, employees at every level played a considerable role in the agency’s ability to meet the Commission’s high standards and were influential to the successful completion of this process.

some other smaller events we are looking at doing on Friday evenings in December that will involve the mini park and encourage shopping at our local stores for the holiday, such as special music and choirs in the mini park.” Day also noted the Main Street Christmas Decorations Special Task Force is comprised of Wade Stroupe, Dennis Workman, Tammy Johnson, Mark Jones, Ashley Patterson, Debbie Hopper, Steve Panton, Mary Beth Tackett, and Gary Freeman. In the Sept. 28 work session notes, Mr. Day noted to the Council members that, “This task force met to decide the theme, ‘How to decorate and market Christmas on Main Street destination’. The team voted on ‘A Very Cherry Christmas’.” He continued, “We will do special light shows in certain parts of Main Street and purchase special ornaments that will attract citizens and visitors to Main Street.” Day did state at the work session that this year the City’s order cannot be shipped until after February 2022 at the earliest, adding they are ordering these supplies and will use them in 2022. He noted there will be use of repurposed items along with new lights, as well as having Farris Fabricators make some items to use as

well. “This will be done mid- to late November for the Christmas Tree lighting on Nov. 27,” he concluded. In other Mayor’s comments. Mayor Beam said the City had received its October portion of Powell Bill funds in the amount of $86,945.45. After talking about a couple of other items, Mayor Beam then reminded everyone that Election Day is approaching and for the citizens of Cherryville to remember to get out and vote for the candidate of their choice. Mayor Beam read a proclamation for Dysautonomia Awareness Month and presented it to Mrs. Ashley Jenks, wife of Chief of Police Cam Jenks. Dysautonomia is a group of medical conditions, noted Mayor Beam, that “…result in a malfunction of the autonomic nervous system, which is responsible for ‘automatic’ bodily functions such as respiration, heart rate, blood pressure, digestion, temperature control, and more.” He noted the condition affects and impacts people of any age, gender, race or background, including many individuals who live in Cherryville. Mayor Beam concluded the reading of the proclamation by saying he proclaimed the month of October as Dysautonomia Awareness Month

and handed the proclamation to Mrs. Jenks. Employee Robin Little of the City’s Finance Department, received recognition for her five years of service to the City. Robin, who is a Customer Service Representative (CSR) said she loves all her co-workers and her boss, Fi-

nance Director Mrs. Dixie Wall, who is her supervisor. “I am very happy to have been recognized and love working for the City of Cherryville,” she said. The meeting was adjourned after Council returned from closed session.

From Page 1 class in each cohort is recognized with a treat bag including a $5 McDonalds gift card for a current total of eight students each month. “We would like a sponsor each month from now through next June. We will recognize the sponsor on our school sign and in our messaging to parents. We are suggesting a $30 to $50 donation be made.” Due to the COVID-19 situation and its negative impact of the school systems and the local econ-


INCIDENTS 10-5: CPD officer reports DWLR and fictitious license plate by listed suspect who displayed same. License plate seized. Closed/cleared by other means. 10-6: Cherryville men and CPD officer report AWDWISI and RDO officer by listed suspect who assaulted two (2) individuals and ran from officers. Closed/cleared by arrest. 10-7: CPD officer report WSOJ on unnamed suspect/ subject who had an outstanding warrant. Closed/cleared by arrest. 10-7: Cherryville man and Vale man report larceny ($20,100/truck, misc. clothing and jewelry, tools, and three iPhone XR cell phones) by listed suspect who stole



















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And now… coming up at Your Cherryville Branch Library! by TRACI POLLITT Branch Manager – Cherryville Branch Library

Family Storytime – Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. LEGO Club – 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month at 3:30 p.m. (Oct. 26) Fall DIY for Adults – Thursday, Oct. 21 at 5 p.m. Little Monster March – Friday, Oct. 29 at 10 a.m. One of the most challenging things about the last 18-20 months has been NOT having much patron interaction. For many months, the doors were closed to our community, and everything was kept curbside. We had a ‘green light’ to open limited hours some last fall but were still not allowed to offer programs in the branch. The roller coaster continued with doors closed once again in December for two months, followed by the very welcome news that we would not only re-open but also return to our public service hours of 40 per week. However, we had few if any in-person programs. Summer saw that major change, the ability to offer something close to “normal” again. And now, midway through Octo-

SIDES From Page 1 community members that are at the school board meetings, they’re often displaying the behavior that would be deemed as inappropriate [and] are probably likely also teaching that behavior to their children,” said Rachel Johnson, another task force member.

ber, we are getting ready for our first Adult DIY session (tomorrow, Oct. 21 at 5 p.m.). Even better? We will be downtown on Friday, Oct. 30, for Cherryville’s “Little Monster March”! Be sure to stop by our table with your littles ones for goody bags; each bag contains some candy, a themed eraser, and fun bookmarks. We can’t wait to don our bat headbands again! In upcoming program news, we will be holding a “Disguise the Turkey” contest for our younger patrons in November. Participants will be given a turkey coloring page and asked to help the turkey “hide” by disguising itself as any character. We found this cute idea online, and saw turkeys disguised as Elsa and Olaf, Spiderman, Darth Vader...even a Jackson Pollack painting! Turkeys will be available beginning Monday, Nov. 1; entries must be received by Saturday, Nov. 13. We’ll hang the turkeys on our new bulletin board in the children’s area and let patrons vote through the week of 15th for their favorites. For more information about upcoming events, how to get a library card, and

much more, you can call us at (704) 435-6767, or stop by the branch at 605 E. Main Street. Our public service hours are 10 a.m., to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 10 a.m., to 2 p.m., Friday and Saturday. And – as always – thank you for being such a great community!

A current draft of the task force’s statement reads: “Adults must demonstrate the behaviors we want our children, such as being positive and solutions-focused and avoiding name-calling and derogatory and defamatory language, to display when there are disagreements. While we shouldn’t expect everyone to always agree on policy, we should expect everyone to under-

stand we are all interested in the same outcome – a quality education provided in a safe and caring environment that prepares children for life’s challenges and the skills they need to excel in the global economy.” Left-wing advocates have painted parent protesters with a broad brush, including accusations of domestic terrorism, as right-wing observers say most parents remain

Wearing their bat-themed head bands at the 2019 Little Spooks Parade, now known as “The Little Monster March”, are Ms. Kim and Ms. Traci, from Your Cherryville Branch Library! (photos provided)

GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION Saturday, October 23, 2021 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Celebrate the Return To Travel Meet the Vacation Consultant Team Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Register to Win Prizes Special Offers Refreshments

An example of the Adult DYI kits after finishing! Pretty sharp and lots of fun for folks who just like to create something…

Residents asked to plan Halloween events a day early Since Halloween falls on a Sunday this year, city leaders are asking citizens to consider celebrating on the evening of Saturday, Oct. 30.

Officials say many citizens have expressed support for such a change. More information on city-sponsored Halloween events will be posted on the

city website at, and on social media. Or, for more information, call the Chamber of Commerce at (704) 435-3451.

peaceful in exercising their First Amendment Rights. “State education entities such as the N.C. Task Force for Safer Schools are addressing the symptoms and not the disease,” said Dr. Terry Stoops, director of the Center for Effective Education at the John Locke Foundation. “Both state and local education leaders should consider the underlying reasons for parental discontent and pledge to assess their legitimate concerns.” According to Lassiter, the decision for the task force to release a statement was prompted by a letter from the N.C. School Boards Association to Gov. Roy Cooper and lawmakers in the General Assembly asking for help to stem the tide of parent objections at school board meetings. Nationally, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland issued a controversial memo, threatening FBI investigations into parents who disrupt school board meetings or threaten school board members and school staff. “Regrettably, the Biden

administration politicized and sensationalized an issue that is easily addressed by state and local officials,” said Stoops. Republican lawmakers have been quick to denounce the recent push to silence parents. In an Oct. 7 letter, North Carolina U.S. Reps. David Rouzer, Madison Cawthorn, and Ted Budd signed on to a letter condemning Garland’s involvement of the federal government. “Threats of violence are completely unacceptable; however, this is nothing more than a scare tactic to silence parents who are pushing back against unnecessary mandates and an agenda they disagree with being forced down their children’s throats,” the letter states. “School boards are elected bodies and it’s their duty to be responsive and fairly represent the parents and students in their district.” N.C. Senate Leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, posted a statement on Facebook in early October saying the double standard between Democrats’ current

campaign to shutter parental voices and their silence on racial riots over the summer of 2020 that left major cities across the country in flames. “When rioters set fire to buildings, looted stores, and laid siege to a federal courthouse last summer, we were told over and over that the ‘mostly peaceful protests’ were a necessary racial reckoning and actually good for public health,” Berger wrote. “When parents show up at school board meetings in actual, real peaceful protests over concerns about policies impacting their own children, the media and the teachers’ unions demand the FBI start investigating.” “Of course, there are a few people who take things too far,” Berger added. “There always are, and those people should face consequences. But the double standard here – defending rioters destroying entire city blocks as ‘mostly peaceful’ while branding moms upset about school curriculum as some sort of national threat – is astonishing and frightening.”

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Courage is fear holding on a minute longer. OPINION On our war of words! –George S. Patton

Americans today seem to be engaged in a war of words and meanings. How one group hears and receives those words can often mean how they react to others and how they treat them in the real world. Three words I have heard used quite a bit, especially in the mainstream news and throughout the many television shows that pass for entertainment today are diversity, equity, and inclusivity. While those are great words in and of themselves, and are certainly useful in so many different ways and in so many different situations, words, like numbers, can be used to refer to and be used by and for just about anything, especially when it comes to a need to make a narrative you may or may not like more fitting to one’s own belief system or systems. Propagandists who are masters of that arcane art all know how to “tweak” certain words, idioms, and such so as to make

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what they have to say to an audience the most important thing that audience will ever need to hear, or should ever need to hear. Case in point: Paul Josef Goebbels, madman Adolf Hitler’s narcissistic mouthpiece who gleefully demeaned a race (and religion) of human beings – the Jews – to the point that millions were murdered. There are, of course, other evil men (and a few women) who were (are?) equally dexterous at using words for all the wrong reasons (and meanings) and we won’t dwell on those who Marx

and Lenin once called “useful idiots” here. No doubt a few of us can think of more than a few we could name that have graced the American political stage in the recent past, as well as the immediate present, but again, that is an exercise we won’t attempt right now. No, rather, I would like to take this space to add a couple more words that I find are woefully overlooked these days and see if I can’t make the attempt to get you, dear reader, to think longer on them and their meaning and usage in today’s society where I seem to feel they are in much need, perhaps now even more so than before. Those words are: Courage, Common Courtesy, Class (as in having it inside and not so much being born to it…), Commitment, Caring, and lastly Human Kindness. Those are just a few; rest assured there are more; so many more, and all in that same vein.

Like it or not, time controls our lives nology now I was sitting with the comin the break puters and area at school cell phones, I finishing my think back to lunch the other years ago and day and getremember ting ready to the clock in go to my next the middle of class. I had just downtown checked the Cherryville. I By Anne S. Haynes time, and I had loved to look about five more minutes at that clock as I went to to straighten my area and town, and it amazes me as walk down the hall. I love to how far we have come my school and everyone in timekeeping in recent there, and I want to do years. my part to keep it a great I also started to replace. member several of my All of the schedules at relatives who had clocks school sent my mind to they referred to as “grandthinking about watches father clocks”. I have and clocks and how the always wondered where actual time of day or that reference originated night determines what I so I decided to do some am doing. Whether I am research. clocking in or checking The first grandfather the lunch schedule or clock was built in 1680 by tutoring a group or a class British clockmaker Wilor the day is close to the liam Clement. The story dismissal hour, I know it goes that American songall revolves around time. writer William Clay Work When I look at techwas visiting England and

checked into the George Hotel in North Yorkshire. There was a large clock in the lobby that had stopped working. Supposedly it had kept perfect time until one of the brothers who owned it died, and it stopped completely when the second brother died. No one could get it to work again and the legend continued. He wrote a song about “The Grandfather Clock” and the name stuck. The next time you have a meeting or an appointment, remember the time will determine what you need to wear, what transportation you will take, and how you might obtain food, along with many other considerations. Obviously, time is very important. That’s a fact that we must accept, but we can be proactive and handle it before it handles us and use it wisely. Afterall, it’s all about time.

Going Woke: An insider’s look at corporate America’s “Social Justice Scam” by DR. RICHARD D. KOCUR Guest columnist

Coca-Cola, Google, Delta Airlines, Blackrock, Unilever, and Facebook. On its face, this list may sound like a great investment portfolio. Instead, as shown in a new book by former biotech CEO Vivek Ramaswamy, these companies serve as the posterchildren of woke

capitalism. Ramaswamy, author of “Woke, Inc. – Inside Corporate America’s Social Justice Scam”, uses examples from these companies, and many others, to assert his belief that woke organizations who signal commitments to various social causes do so to scam consumers with “the illusion that by

engaging in normal acts of consumption we’re fulfilling our social obligations.” Said another way, consumers are being scammed to believe that supporting the right companies with our money somehow makes the world a better place. Ramaswamy’s wide-ranging book See SCAM, Page 6

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I ask you, my reading friend, if you have stuck around long enough looking this piece over, ought not these words and ideals be taught alongside the words: diversity, inclusivity and equity, especially in a society today whose folk seem in such dire need of a dose of sanity and

stability? What do you think, dear reader… are we born with these traits and tendencies, or ideals? Can one learn them over time; maybe even apply them, sooner rather than later? How can we as a people get them in our hearts and minds in time

enough to stave off another “dark ages” of the mind or a descent into something other than forward progress toward a brighter future for us as well as our children? These words noted above? They are all needed today... They are needed today and desperately!

Freedom to enjoy life’s passions Steady cash flow comes from steady work. If you want money you have Glenn Mollette Guest Editorial to do something that produces money. Much of what we want to do in life does not always produce cash. We may experience fun, enjoyment, fulfillment and entertainment but it may not render dollars. Often, much of what we enjoy in life typically costs us money and usually a lot of money. You may love to play golf and even aspire to make a professional tour. You could spend most of your life and tens of thousands of dollars on green fees, memberships, lessons, travel and more and still never make a dime from playing golf. You may love movies, theatre and plays and spend years in drama schools and Hollywood and never get a job that pays any money. This story is true for those who dream of making it big in music. I’ve talked to numbers of singers in Nashville, Tennessee, who have spent years singing for tips and often for free. They pursued their dream relentlessly and some ended up homeless because while they pursued their dream, dollars were not coming in to support them. Writers have spent their lives trying to write one great book

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that someone would notice. Painters often paint their entire lives without much fanfare or few sales. Would-be entertainers and ‘artsy’ folks from all walks of life know that the road to success is filled with disappointments, constant rejection, little to no support, and poverty. I was a weird guy in high school as I aspired to be a full-time minister. Sixteen years old was an odd time in life to start shunning my electric guitar, lose my passion for basketball and aspire to be a minister. It also didn’t do a lot for my dating life either. My dad thought I was crazy but never said a whole lot. Once he did say, “Why don’t you get a good job and preach on the side?” I thought that was a crazy idea because I knew of too many ministers who had full-time careers and seemed to do okay. Thus, I went to school until I was 29 years old to be a full-time minister. The post-college degrees I received for attending college fulltime for seven years were enough as if it was time spent for medical school, law school, or whatever. But I pursued my calling and followed my heart. I don’t regret pursuing my dream. I had about 35 years of being an average wage earner as a minister and sometimes did better than average. However, my dad had respectable advice as parent’s usually do. Today I give the same advice. Follow your dream but you need a sawmill on the side for

stable cash flow. Church has changed. Many churches are small and can’t afford a full-time minister. Sadly, often ministers and congregations can’t survive in harmony for more than a couple of years so this makes for a very unstable life. When I say, “You need a sawmill on the side,” I mean you need something in your life you can count on. You need a plumber’s license, a teaching certificate, carpentry skills or a business of some kind that renders dollars. Why? You can’t always depend on what you love doing to produce income. It may be what you love to do and you may be terrific at what you do but often you can’t count on it financially. Find a skill that people must have or want very badly. If you are in a job that someone must have then there will be financial rewards. If they want very badly want you have to offer there will be financial rewards. If they want and need it both you are ‘golden’. It may not be your passion but you will generally make enough money from your “sawmill” so you can sing, dance, paint, entertain, write, act or even preach on the side. When you do what you love to do without the constant pressure of needing money then you are free to do it enjoyably without the stress of wondering from where your next meal will come.

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Speak the truth this day to the world around you! O v e r which we have the years heard from Him and as Pastor, declare to you, that one of my God is light and in favorites Him is no darkness things to at all. If we say that do is read we have fellowship P a u l ’ s with Him, and walk writings, in darkness, we lie especially and do not practice when he the truth. But if we is candid REV. KEITH HUSS – Pastor walk in the light as about the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, He is in the light, Christian we have fellowship Cherryville faith. Paul with one another, reminds and the blood of his readers that Chris- Jesus Christ His Son tians are not meant to be cleanses us from all sin.” crowd-pleasers or popuWe are not to diminlarity-seekers. We have ish the message because been given the Gospel of self or worldly ideas. Truth because this is the The church was not eslast and best opportunity tablished by Christ to be that all of humankind can like the world, but that the be saved in the name of world through Him alone Jesus Christ. might be saved. Second First John 1:5-7 tells Timothy 3:16 tells us that us, “This is the message scripture was given by

inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. John 12:46 goes on to say, “I have come into the world as light, so that whoever believes in Me may not remain in darkness.” Consequently, those who profess Christ in dictatorial nations ruled by tyrants have been oppressed for centuries. Evil people like their easy evil ways; when the church confronts them with the truth, tyrants, dictators and non-believers will eventually fall. Christianity is not a cozy religion, it’s a radical faith which God has entrusted to His people to distribute to the world. First Thessalonians 2:4 goes on to tell us, “On

the contrary, we speak as men approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel. We are not trying to please men but God, who tests our hearts.” That is why I am in prayer for anyone who would attack the church for being outdated, ‘unhip’, and irrelevant. Church history declares that the church is anything but outdated, ‘unhip’, and irrelevant. The church of today is as relevant now as it has ever been for those who profess Christ as Savior. We are the Body, the church which has been called out by the Holy Word of God to “…go into all the world” proclaiming the Gospel truths of Jesus Christ! As Paul states, the purpose of our faith is to please God, not other peo-

ple. If our hearts are full of ourselves, then we will have no room for God, which would be a total shame, for God created our hearts to be filled with His love, so that we could enjoy Him forever. Will you, like Paul, make a stand in a nation in need of a Savior or will you follow the world? Romans 12:2 says, “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” As you seek and find the truths of the gospel for yourself and your families, choose today Whom you will serve – man or God, then speak the truth to the world around you.

First Presbyterian blood drive October 22 On Oct. 22, GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFE! – The Semiannual blood drive of the American Red Cross will be held Friday, Oct. 22, from 2 to 6:30 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church, 107 W. Academy St., in Cherryville. To give, please register online at

‘Trunk or Treat’ at Oak Grove Baptist October 24 There will be a ‘Trunk or Treat’ event at Oak Grove Baptist Church, located at 445 Tot Dellinger Rd., Cherryville, on Sunday, Oct. 24, from 5 till 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

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Places of Worship

Living Word Ministries 306 East Academy Street, Cherryville Anthony Grove Baptist Church 100 Anthony Grove Road Crouse, NC 704-435-6001 Bess Chapel United Methodist Church 6073 Flay Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-7969 Bethlehem United Methodist Church 6753 NC 182 Highway Cherryville, NC 704-435-1608 Blessed Hope Baptist Church 3357 Fallston-Waco Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-8530 Body of Christ Fellowship Center 405 S. Cherokee Street Cherryville, NC Calvary Way Holiness Church 1017 Second Street Cherryville, NC Pastor Clifton Morgan Cherryville Church of God 810 East Main Street Cherryville, NC 704-435-2275 Cherryville Missionary Methodist Church 318 W. Ballard Street Cherryville, NC 704-435-6934 Emmanuel Baptist Church 1155 Marys Grove Church Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-5764 • Working Moms • Homeschool Moms • College Praying Moms • Moms of Career Age Young Adults • Military Families • Moms Praying For Prodigals • Special Needs Praying Moms • Church Based Groups • Language Based Groups • Prison Based Groups

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Fairview Baptist Church 415 South Mountain Street Cherryville, NC 704-435-4299

Living Word Ministries 306 East Academy Street Cherryville, NC 704-435-3213

Second Baptist Church 201 Houser Street Cherryville, NC 704-435-9657

First Baptist Church 301 East 1st Street Cherryville, NC 704-435-3796

Marys Grove United Methodist Church 1223 Marys Grove Church Rd Cherryville, NC 704-435-5544

Shady Grove Baptist Church 3240 Tryon Courthouse Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-9605

Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church 235 A.W. Black Street Waco, NC 704-435-8842

St. John’s Lutheran Church 310 West Church Street Cherryville, NC 704-435-9264

Mt. Zion Baptist Church 112 Mt. Zion Church Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-9636

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church 1203 St. Mark’s Church Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-5941

North Brook Baptist Church 7421 Flay Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-4471

Victory Life Assembly of God 1655 Shelby Highway Cherryville, NC 704-435-5539

Oak Grove AME Zion Church 542 Flint Hill Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-3687

Waco Baptist Church 262 N. Main Street Waco, NC 704-435-9311

Oak Grove Baptist Church 219 Tot Dellinger Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-3053

Washington Missionary Baptist Church 1920 Stony Point Road Waco, NC 704-435-3138

First Church of the Nazarene 301 North Elm Street Cherryville, NC 828-838-2428 First Presbyterian Church 107 West Academy Street Cherryville, NC 704-435-6064 First United Methodist Church 601 N. Pink St. Cherryville, NC 704-435-6732 First Wesleyan Church 800 North Pink Street Cherryville, NC 704-435-6069 Free Saints Chapel Church 813 Self Street Cherryville, NC 704-435-0949 Gospel Way Baptist Church 3904 Tryon Courthouse Rd. Cherryville, NC 866-356-3219 Jesus Servant Ministries 108 N. Mountain St. Cherryville, NC 704-769-8085 Legacy Church 805 Self Street Cherryville, NC 704-457-9615

Revival Tabernacle 1104 Delview Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-4073 Rudisill Chapel AME Zion Church 417 South Mountain Street Cherryville, NC 704-435-5621

Word of Faith Ministry 306 Doc Wehunt Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-5560 Zion Hill Baptist Church 3460 Zion Hill Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-3355

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(3rd part of “Prepared for Eternity” Series) Names like Rockefeller and Rothschild come to mind when we mention generational wealth and influence. However, I believe God also wants us to leave a spiritual inheritance that impacts our posterity. Parents and Grandparents alike, can introduce Christ and disciple their family members. Nurturing one’s DANYALE PATTERSON lineage to love and serve God wholeheartedly and reflect his character would change the world! Multiple Generations In the Old Testament, I love the phrase the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. This is grandfather, father, and son. Each had a personal relationship with God. Jacob, whose name was changed to Israel by God, transmitted a great spiritual legacy to his family which brought about major blessings for them. In Genesis 35:2 (NIV), Jacob said to his household and to all who were with him, “Get rid of the foreign gods you have with you and purify yourselves and change your clothes.” Timothy, from the New Testament, was a youth who had been brought up to believe the Old Testament scriptures and then believed in Jesus. As a result of his upbringing, he was mentored by Apostle Paul and helped to establish several churches to equip believers. In 2 Timothy 1:5 (NASB) he states, “I am reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also.” God Notices You Not only is the legacy that we leave our families important, but God observes every aspect of our lives. Jeremiah 17:10 (NLT) states, “But I, the LORD, search all hearts and examine secret motives. I give all people their due rewards, according to what their actions deserve.” Here are a few scriptures that reveal a portion of what will count in eternity: Malachi 3:16 “Then those who feared the LORD talked with each other, and the LORD listened and heard. A scroll of remembrance was written in his presence concerning those who feared the LORD and honored his name.” Matthew 25:34-36 (ESV) “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food…. I was a stranger and you welcomed me. I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison, and you came to me.” James 1:12 (ESV) “Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.” PRAY THIS PRAYER: ” Lord you are good, and your mercy endures forever. Forgive me in the areas where I have failed to glorify you in thoughts, words, and actions. Help me to be mindful that what I do in this life will follow me in eternity. Give me wisdom to leave a legacy not only for my family, but also through acts of kindness to those around me. In Jesus’ name. Amen.” Danyale Patterson is co-founder of Enlighten Ministries, a 501c3 organization with her husband Brandon Patterson. Contact her at to get spiritual resources, share a testimony, send a prayer request, or book her to speak.

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SCAM From Page 4 clearly comes down in support of traditional shareholder capitalism – where the main duty of a company is the commitment to driving value for its shareholders. This is juxtaposed with many of the examples the author provides of ‘stakeholder capitalism’ – defined by corporations that believe they have a duty to address the societal issues important to their stakeholders, such as climate change and racism. The obvious implication is that anyone could be a stakeholder and thus all issues facing society are issues worthy of corporate attention and support or opposition. Even without the information presented in ‘Woke, Inc.’, one can see stakeholder capitalism at play in the corporate actions following the death of George Floyd and the passage of Georgia’s voting law.

In one of the more interesting points in the book, the author links the increasingly woke actions of corporations with an ever-growing political divide; in essence, using companies as proxies to signal political identity. Ramaswamy states, “When corporations take sides in America’s partisan culture war, they’re not just signaling their tribe, they’re selling you an easy way to signal yours.” The author’s point is exemplified by the tugof-war over Goya Foods. When Goya Foods’ CEO Robert Unanue lauded President Donald Trump, Goya was immediately subject to boycotts and protests. If one purchased Goya products it signaled support for Trump, whereas conversely if one boycotted Goya, it was a statement in opposition to Trump. This trend is not just dangerous for companies like Goya, but for our democratic process in general. A preference for a particular soft drink, clothing brand, or chicken


sandwich should have no bearing on political affiliation or social connections. Ramaswamy also provides additional background on the rise of woke capitalism by noting the influence of big tech, academia, foreign governments, and what he calls the “new managerial class.” And though these areas are connected to the actions of many of today’s corporations, the author misses an opportunity to

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delve more deeply into the significant influence of social media, particularly Twitter, when it comes to corporate motivations. In addition, the reader of ‘Woke, Inc.’ will likely be left wanting when it comes to solutions for stemming the influence of woke corporations. For example, the author’s proposal for protecting the speech rights of employees within a woke corporation are too legalistic and, frankly, un-

realistic to consider viable. Lastly, while the actions of woke corporations are apparent and harmful, their true motivation for such actions are not entirely clear. Ramaswamy’s assertion that these corporations are purposefully using woke causes as an opportunity to increase profits at times borders on the conspiratorial. Nonetheless, ‘Woke, Inc.’ is an informative and enlightening book on the

current state of corporate America and provides good background for those interested in learning more about stakeholder capitalism. Despite some of its shortcomings, it’s a book that can arm consumers with something more valuable than the buying power of any coupon. It provides them with the knowledge to make informed decisions about what, when, why, and from whom they buy.





Having qualified as Executrix of the Estate of Gerald Lorrel Veeder, deceased, of Gaston County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned at 106 North Cherry Street, Cherryville, North Carolina, on or before the 20th day of January, 2022, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate will please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

Having qualified as Administratrix of the Estate of Roy Dean Anness, deceased, of Gaston County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned at 106 North Cherry Street, Cherryville, North Carolina, on or before the 20th day of January, 2022, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate will please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 20th day of October, 2021.

This the 20th day of October, 2021.

Teresa V. Agner Executrix Counsel for the Estate: PALMER E. HUFFSTETLER, JR. ATTORNEY AT LAW 106 North Cherry Street Cherryville, NC 28021 Telephone: 704-435-4907

Linda Louise Anness Administratrix Counsel for the Estate: PALMER E. HUFFSTETLER, JR. ATTORNEY AT LAW 106 North Cherry Street Cherryville, NC 28021 Telephone: 704-435-4907

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RE: Housing / Building Code/Unsafe Building Violations 506 W. Fourth St., Cherryville, NC Parcel #: 129996 Owners and parties in interest of the structure located at 206 W. Fourth St., Cherryville, North Carolina. The undersigned Building Inspector of the City of Cherryville, pursuant to law, conducted a hearing at the time and place stated in the Complaint and Notice heretofore issued and served. No one appeared at this hearing. All evidence has been carefully analyzed and considered by the undersigned. The undersigned personally inspected the structure described above, and such inspection and examination has been considered as evidence offered at this hearing.



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See : Code Violations List attached to Notice of Hearing dated September 1, 2021 3. Due to these conditions, the abandoned/vacant structure described above is found to be UNFIT FOR HUMAN HABITATION and is imminently dangerous and hazardous to the health, safety and welfare of the residents of the City of Cherryville, North Carolina, and in violation of Section IV Section X of the Minimum Housing Code of the City of Cherryville, North Carolina, the North Carolina Building Code and NC. GS 160A-426 through 160A-432, Unsafe Buildings. Pursuant to the Cherryville Minimum Housing Code, this dwelling is classified as “Substandard, Dilapidated and unsafe. IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that the owners of the structure named above are required to bring such structure into compliance with Section IV-Section X of the Minimum Housing Code of the City of Cherryville, the North Carolina Building Code and Unsafe Building Statutes of North Carolina by repairing the dwelling and bringing it fully up to Code or by demolishing same and clearing the lot of all resulting debris by a date not later than December 20, 2021.

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2. The abandoned/vacant structure described above violates Section IV-Section X of the Minimum Housing Code of the City of Cherryville, the North Carolina Building Code and Unsafe Building Statutes by reason of the following conditions found to exist in and about the structure:



Upon the record and all evidence offered, the undersigned Building Inspector does hereby find the following facts: 1. The above named owner and parties in interest with respect to the structure located at the place specified above were duly served as required by law with written Complaint and Notice of Hearing which set forth in the Complaint that the structure located at the above address is hazardous to the health, safety and welfare of the residents of the City of Cherryville, North Carolina and in violation of Section IV through Section X of the Minimum Housing Code of the City of Cherryville, and NC GS160A-426 through NC GS 160A-432, Unsafe Building and the particulars thereof, and fixed a time and place for a hearing upon the complaint as provided by law. No one appeared at the hearing on behalf of the owner.


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Ironmen lose home game 20-12 to visiting TJCA Gryphons CHS team currently 2-6 overall; 1-3 in SPC 1A/2A play by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

Last Friday night, Oct. 15, the CHS Ironmen gridiron squad fought a hard battle with the visiting Gryphons of Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy, losing 20-12. Though up at one time in the third quarter, 12-7, the CHS men were unable to stymie the passing game as the Gryphons frequently went to the air as their QB, Bryce Jergenson found a plethora of receivers in Dakota Twitty and others who gobbled up yardage like real-life Pac-Man video game characters. Before the game though, CHS recognized its senior football players and cheerleaders by having them come onto the field with their parents. The football seniors numbered 10 in all and they were: #2, Carter Spangler (parents, Chuck and Debra Spangler, with sister, Laney); #4, Jack Mulvey (parents, Mark and Stephanie Mulvey, with sister, Kate); #7, Kadin Beaver (parents, Buster and Ashlye Beaver, with brother, Zane); #9, Jackson Owens (parents, Jason and Cathy Owens); #10, Cain Cash (parents, Bobby and Joy Cash); #12, Gavin Cease (parents, Mike and Jennifer Wall); #20, Mason Grindstaff (parents, Howard Grindstaff and Kimberly Fulbright); #21, Cooper Sloan (parents, Jim and Jayna Sloan); #50, Mitchell Lackey (parents, Steven Lackey and Bobbi Capps, with brother, Nathaniel Lackey); and #74, Cameron Terrell (parents, mother, Charlene Andrews and stepfather, Matt Andrews). The CHS senior cheerleaders numbered four in all and they were: Miss Sydney Grace Abernathy (parents, Brandon and Allison Abernathy); Miss Khya

Brooks (parents, Lisa Collins and Apollo Brooks); Miss Rylee-Grace Burgis (granddaughter of Rita Waycaster and daughter of Theodore Burgis); and Miss Abby Burleson (parents, Kathy and Brent Burleson). As the game began, the visiting Gryphons – 3-3 overall; 1-3 in SPC 1A/2A play coming into the game – scored first with 4:42 on the clock, and with their PAT good, went to 0-7. While not much action took place in the first quarter, Landon Hahn returned a TJCA punt 35 yards. The second quarter had a good look to it for the Ironmen as Tobias Miller intercepted a Jergenson pass, but an Ironmen fumble negated any forward progress the men in blue and white might have been working toward as the Gryphons got the ball back. However, not to be outdone, Kam Bolin scooped up a Gryphons fumble and ran it 30 yards for the Ironmen. After a Chase Miller pass to Gavin Cease for nine yards the Ironmen’s advance slowed to a halt and punter Cain Cash drove the ball deep into Gryphons territory. The Ironmen ended the second quarter of the first half on a nice interception by Tanner Sisk, but the resulting pass to Cease was incomplete and the quarter ended with the score 7-0, Gryphons. The stats at half-time for CHS were: yards in the air; eight (8); yards on the ground; 44, for a total of 52 yards for the first half. Cooper Sloan, the Ironmen’s leading rusher overall, carried the ball once for no gain; QB Miller called his own number and carried the ball 10 times for 39 yards; power rusher Gavin Cease carried the ball one for three yards; and Bolin rushed for two yards on one carry. During the half, the CHS cheer squad, under the direction of coaches Wendy Holt (head coach), and assistant coaches Heather Porter, and Tammy Wilson, were presented with their Game Day

and State Championship rings. The cheerleaders receiving rings were: Maggie Beam, Lizzie Brannan, Allie Kaye Homesley, Madison Pruitt, Izzy Wilson, Sydney Abernathy, Khya Brooks, Rylee-Grace Burgis, Abby Burleson, Kendall Chupp, Sarah Eaker, Payton Godfrey, Anna Leigh Jones, Lani Philbeck, and Kylie Reynolds. These cheer ladies and Coach Holt have won a staggering total of 19 state titles since their first win in 2008. After these festivities, second half play began with a Chase Miller to Landon Hahn 71-yard pass resulting in a TD for the Ironmen with 7:33 on the clock. The twopoint conversion attempt was no good and the score was now 6-7. After a Gryphons fumble and a Chase Miller recovery, it was once again Miller to Hahn for a completed pass and a 19-yard TD run with 4:06 on the clock. Though the Ironmen’s second attempt at a two-point conversion was no good, the score turned now in the Ironmen’s favor, 12-7. However, not to be outdone, the Gryphons answered back with a TD of their own (1:23 on the clock), and with their PAT being good, went up over the Ironmen, 14-12. At the start of the fourth quarter, the Gryphons scored their final TD of the game with 11:37 on the clock off an intercepted pass. Their PAT was no good and the score went to 20-12, TJCA. Miller’s last pass of the game that connected went to Hahn for 20 yards, but the Ironmen could muster no more play action to gain further yardage or points. The Ironmen are now 2-6 overall, and 1-3 in SPC 1A/2A play, and face Burns at Rudisill next Friday, Oct. 22. They then travel to play BCHS at BCHS on Friday, Oct. 29.

A group shot of the 2021 CHS senior football players and cheerleaders at the Friday, Oct. 15 CHS/TJCA game. They are: Sydney Grace Abernathy; Khya Brooks; Rylee-Grace Burgis; Abby Burleson; Carter Spangler; Jack Mulvey; Kadin Beaver; Jackson Owens; Cain Cash; Gavin Cease; #20, Mason Grindstaff; Cooper Sloan; Mitchell Lackey; and Cameron Terrell. (photos by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

Led by Mason Grindstaff (#20), the Ironmen gridiron squad burst through the banner at the start of the CHS/TJCA game at Rudisill Stadium.

Ironmen QB Chase Miller (#11) calls his own number and looks for an opening in the Gryphons’ D-line.

(Additional stats and information by Susan L. Powell and Danny Eaker)

Cooper Sloan (#21) takes the handoff from QB Chase Miller (#11) and makes a break for some much-needed yardage for the Ironmen. Ironman Gavin Cease (#12), though wrapped up by a TJCA defenseman, plows ahead, dragging his opponent with him.





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AMAZING ONE DAY SALE! Christmas toys, gifts, decor, decorations and winter clothing at 70-90% off original retail! Most everything in store is only $1.99 & $2.99. The AMAZING SIDE DOOR ONE DAY SALE: Saturday November 6th, 9am-5pm. CASH ONLY at these prices! Next To Mighty Dollar, Forest City. BARGAIN WAREHOUSE 120, LLC. We have a little bit of everything! Live edge wood; Walnut, Oak. We also have furniture, Christmas trees, survival foods, laundry detergent. Come visit our store soon! 758 NC 120. Mooresboro, NC Thursday and Friday 10am to 5pm Saturday’s 10am to 3pm or call for appointment at your convenience. (864) 491-2199

COINS * COINS * COINS. We Buy & Sell Coins. “Coin Collector Supplies.” JAKE’S KNIVES & COLLECTIBLES. 1008 South Lafayette Street, Shelby. Call 704-600-6996 (980) 295-5568

EMPLOYMENT NOW HIRING Durable Medical Equipment Billing and Sales Associate Full-time. Apply in person at Medical Arts Pharmacy 108 East Grover Street, Shelby, NC 28150 FULL TIME EXPERIENCED AUTOMOTIVE MECHANIC. Apply In Person at 1900 Elizabeth Ave., Shelby, NC (704) 482-0441 ONE ON ONE CARE is hiring for all shifts. Full/part-time hours available. Group homes are 6 beds or less. CNA/Nursing assistant jobs available but not required. No exp. necessary, all trainings included. Please apply in person at 203 Lee St., Shelby.

BUSINESS SERVICES CLEVELAND COUNTY GARAGE DOORS. Summer Tuneup Special, $59.95. We will check all your equipment lube, make sure it’s working correctly. We repair broken doors. Also offering new installations. 704477-9119 or 704-472-9367. TRIPLE D PAINTING, LLC. All your painting needs. Free estimates. Over 25 yrs experience! Framing, facial boards and much more wood work available! Making your home, building or business look new again. (704) 418-5736 24 HOUR MOBILE MECHANIC. I will come to you to repair any car, lawnmower or tractor. Honest & reliable. (704) 3002332



FULL TIME MAINTENANCE MAN NEEDED. Maintain rental properties. Must have valid NC Drivers license. Pay depends on experience. (704) 473-4299

CLEVELAND COUNTY AMVETS POST #42 AUCTION. Saturday, Oct 16, 9am. 2417 Oak Grove Road, Kings Mountain, NC 28086. Proceeds to Cleveland County Veterans.

NOW HIRING Roofing Laborer. Call 704-477-0516.


CARPENTERS & CARPENTER HELPERS NEEDED. Lake Lure area. Pay between $14 and $18 per hour. Must have dependable transportation. Dale Fender 828-2899399. COMPLETE CARE INC. Is seeking CNAs / In Home Aides for Cleveland and Gaston Counties. Apply M-F, 8am-4pm at 404 W. Warren St, Shelby, NC 28150 or call (704) 4809340 ALIVE APPAREL SCREEN PRINTING. Hiring for Production Worker, Warehouse, Screen Department needed. Apply in person M-F 10am3pm. 331 Jim Cline Road, Fallston, NC. 28042

BUSINESS SERVICES IT’S TIME TO TRIM CREPE MYRTLE TREES. Spreading Mulch or Gravel, minor chainsaw work and storm clean-up. I can do many of your outside chores with over 15 years experience all over Cleveland County and stretching to the Forest City area. Nice, honest, dependable, clean, drug-free, he’s an all around great guy and handyman, so call Rob today and see what I can help you with. 980-295-0750. RETIRED GENERAL CONTRACTOR AVAILABLE for small job repairs and fixes. Deck repair a specialty. Rutherford/Cleveland County areas. Bob, 828-476-6058.

CLEVELAND COUNTY YARD SALE Sat., Oct. 23rd, 8 am-Until. Air conditioner, Tools, Furniture, Household items and etc. 128 EA Bingham Rd, Kings Mountain, NC 28086 GIANT INDOOR YARD SALE. Sat., Oct 23rd, 2021 from 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM at Shelby VFW Post #4066. “Across from Shelby City Park”. New & Used Men’s & Women’s Clothing (JeansShorts-Tops-Sweaters-Dresse s - C oat s -T- S hir t s - S h o e s Boots-Pocketbooks) Small Appliances, Pyrex Dishes, Dinnerware, Cushions, Baskets, Wreaths, Christmas Decor and MUCH MORE! Proceeds to Benefit Law Enforcement of Cleveland County. “THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!” located a 855 W. Sumter St. Shelby, NC 28150 SALE ON LOCATION. Sat., Oct. 23rd, 2021 from 8:00 AM-2:00 PM. Torch Kit, Paint Sprayer, Router, 2 Old Cast Iron Sinks, Atocha Coins, Belt Buckles, Misc. Jewelry, Canes, Set of Elvis Presley Proof Cards, and Lots of Halloween Costumes. At 4513 Polkville Road (Across from Polkville Methodist Church) Hwy. 226, Shelby, NC 28150 RUTHERFORD COUNTY NEIGHBORHOOD YARD SALE SAT., OCT 23, 7AM-until. There will be a little bit of everything! Hazelwood Drive Community, Forest City, NC 28043


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SHOTGUNS FOR SALE. Weatherby Orion I extra skeet tubes $700, CZ 920 extra skeet tube $550, Browning gold sporting 2 tubes $600, Beretta a300 $600. All good to excellent condition. Leave a (704) 692-6841 karmburger@

RIDING/PUSH MOWERS, GARDEN TILLERS, GOKARTS, MINI-BIKES. Ready to mow. All in excellent condition. Can deliver, 30+ years experience in repair work. 828980-0853, 704-476-9383.

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

FREE FLASHLIGHT WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. The South’s Largest Online Mall has FREE flashlights while supplies last. Visit today! CRAFTSMAN RADIAL ARM SAW. Older model, works fine, 10” saw. $160. (828) 453-0178 NEW COPPER HANGING KITCHEN pot holder. Antique baby or doll crib/cradle. Formal ladies dresses 14-16. Purses. Agatha Christie antique books in original holder. Mens London Fog lined all weather coat. Canning jars, pints, quarts with utensils. Like new oak computer desk. Miscellaneous ladies clothing 14-16. Mens wool top coat. Miscellaneous end tables. 386-299-1161.

LOST & FOUND CLEVELAND MEMORIAL PARK BURIAL PLOTS. Total of 4 burial plots. 2x2 (2 separate areas) $600 each or 2 for $1,000 (404) 543-8457 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

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

WATCH 7000 TV CHANNELS. Movies, sports, adult channels. $200. Watch same channels on tablet $200. Now you can buy any iPhone. (704) 962-9007 DEER CORN. SHELLED, 50lbs, $10.05. 828-287-3272. CATTLE GATE 5’X12’. 2 plastic 55 gallon drums. 8”x9.25” stainless pipe. (704) 538-3809 12 STRING GUITAR, JBP. Like new. Rosewood neck, Spruce top with case, mahogany body. $140. (864) 619-9372 FIREWOOD FOR SALE. Long wheelbase load. Fully loaded. $70.00/load. Delivered. 864492-4793 or 803-627-9408. MIXED FIREWOOD. $50 PICKUP load, you pick up. Also cedar logs for milling. 828-6064447. 2014 HUSTLER ZERO TURN MOWER. 54” Zero Turn Mower. $3000 Firm. Comes with $600 worth of extras: belts, tires, etc. Trailer in photo not included. “ Shown by Appointment Only” Call (704) 692-8001 HORSE QUALITY HAY. Square and round bales. Call (704) 487-6855 HAY FOR SALE. Square Bales. $4.00 each. Call (704) 7393165 LAND FOR SALE. @ 55 acres in Sunshine community. Abuts Yellow Top estate. Call for details if interested. (813) 3628886 MOVING - USED FURNITURE SALE. Couches, day beds, recliners & much much more. 828-657-4167

NEON BEER LIGHTS. All working, some very rare. Pool table lights. Collecting for 30 years. Prices vary. (704) 5331269 FIREWOOD FOR SALE. All types already split. Can deliver. Truck & Trailer loads, starting at $75. Will negotiate. 704-4667623

1967/68 MUSTANG NOS Right and left side quarter panels. Plus NOS taillight panel. All 3 $2900. (704) 533-1269 RUGER PREDATOR RIFLE. 2 yrs.old, 6.5 creedmore, Custom camo stock, Zeiss 4x12 scope, 4 mags. Ammo, if interested. $650. 704-692-8502. ACEPHATE FIRE ANT KILLER. Works great! $12.99. Call 828-287-3272. NEW CANNING JARS with Lids & Seals. $17.67 per case. Call 828-287-3272. PROPANE GRILL TANKS REFILLED. Only $10.99. Call 828287-3272. 7 TON & 5 TON EQUIPMENT TRAILERS. In Stock! contact J. Johnson Sales, Inc., Forest City. (828) 245-5895 6X10 & 6X12 DUMP TRAILERS In STOCK. (5 Ton) contact J. Johnson Sales, Inc., Forest City. (828) 245-5895 UTILITY BUILDINGS, STORAGE BUILDINGS. Steel, Wood, Vinyl. Some fully insulated, 1 to 2 day delivery if buy from stock. Cash or low down payment with monthly payments. No credit ok. J. Johnson Sales INC. 828245-5895. 16X40 OR TWO STORY BUILDINGS BUILT ON SITE. 1 DAY INSTALL. J. Johnson Sales INC. 828-245-5895. FLAG POLES, FLAGS IN STOCK. Pickup or we deliver and install available. J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City. Call 828-245-5895. CARPORTS, GARAGES, BUILDINGS, RV, BOAT COVERS IN STOCK. Areas largest on site display. Best selection, quality price. J. Johnson Sales, Inc. 2690 Hwy. 221S., Forest City. 828-245-5895. HAVE A TRAILER NOT USING? SELL IT! J. Johnson Sales INC. Buy, Sale, Trade trailers. Must have title. Call 828-245-5895. HAVE A STORAGE BUILDING NOT USING, OUTGROWN IT? Sell it, trade in for new bigger one. We take trades, we buy used buildings. Must be factory built, able to move. J. Johnson Sales INC. 828-245-5895. METAL BURNING BARRELS. Plastic Barrels solid top, $10. #2 totes $75, Food grade $100. Plastic barrels with lids, rings, also 30 gallon jugs plastic $20. Call Jeff, Hickory, NC. (828) 327-4782 IVERMECTIN HORSE WORMER $7. Antifreeze $6 per gallon. Hundreds of Saddles on sale now at Bridges Riding Equipment. 5 miles south of Boiling Springs on Hwy 150. Call (704) 434-6389

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


HORSE HAY FOR SALE. $6-square and $40-round. 704692-6325. DEER CORN, 60 POUND BAG. $9. Callahan Farms. 704-300-5341- Steve; 704-4728865 - Cletus; 704-300-5341Todd (704) 692-1627

PUG PUPPIES Eight weeks old. Vet checked, CKC, black and brindle $850. 7 available male and female (704) 7470382 LAB MIX PUPPIES for sale. Five females born July 6, 2021. $50.00 each. Call or text 828429-5067. COWS FOR SALE. 4 Black Angus / Holestin Heifers and 1 Black Angus-full. All are approx. 1 year old. Call (704) 685-8565 DOG KENNELS. 7x7, 5x10, 10x10, 10x20, 20x20 tops, split kennels. Pickup or we deliver and install available. J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City. 828245-5895. MALE LLAMA for sale or want to buy female llama. Please call 828-248-8060.

DANNY’S AUTOWERKS. Buying used or junk cars. Competitive prices. Call Danny 828-2893081 or Jimmy 828-289-1175. WANT TO BUY 1988 FORD RANGER. 4x4 in need of repair. (980) 552-5233 CASH FOR YOUR CAR running or not, title or no title. Call Charles Dellinger at Red Road Towing. 704692-6767, (704) 487-0228

AGRI-FAB TECUMSEH 8HP Leaf Vacuum and limb grinder, $650. 704-460-9762

MORGAN’S FIREWOOD. Mixed Seasonal Hardwood, Cut Split Delivered only $75.00 call 828-395-0758

PURE RAW LOCAL HONEY. $18 per quart, $10 per pint. Produced in Rutherford County. Call or text Jackson Corbin, 828-980-1823. REFRIGERATORS, STOVES, WASHERS, DRYERS. Discount Prices. 1205 Earl Road, Shelby NC. (704) 487-4443

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

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

Deadline: Friday at 12:00 Noon

I PAY CASH FOR DIABETIC TEST STRIPS. Up to $10 per 100ct. Must be Unused, Unexpired. I’m local and pay fast. (828) 577-4197 WANT TO BUY. ATV’s, PopUp Campers and Small Travel Trailers. Call 828-429-3935. WE BUY JUNK VEHICLES. WE PAY TOP DOLLAR FOR VEHICLES RUNNING OR NOT, MUST HAVE A TITLE OR ID. (704) 487-5244 CRESTM IDDLE@AOL . COM

GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES. I have full blooded German Shepherd puppies for sale $400 ea. Mother is registered and has all AKC papers. Father is full blooded but not registered. Call Perry for more info. (883) 305-2683 HEDGEHOGS AND SUGAR GLIDERS HOME. Male and female are available for both babies contact us if interested and for more info (915) 201-5269


WANTED: OLD AND NEW AMMO. Reloading supplies. Call 828-245-6756 or cell # 828-289-1488. WANT TO BUY CARS, TRUCKS. Trailers, Tractors, Farm Equipment. Must have ID and proof of ownership. Callahan’s Towing. (704) 692-1006

FARM & GARDEN 4’X5’ ROUND BALES FESCUE HAY. $10 to $40 per Bale. Call for details. (704) 215-0214 MASSEY FERGUSON 4 CYLINDER DIESEL TRACTOR. Comes with front end loader, good tires, heavy duty tractor. Boom pole & clam shell bucket. Only $3500. (704) 284-1694 REGISTERED BERKSHIRE PIGLETS for sale in Rutherfordton. Born 8/30/21. only $500 each. (828) 755-1323 Wolfridgehomestead@gmail. com NEW SOUTHERN 5 FT. BUSH HOG. $1,250. 828-287-3272.

2015 GMC YUKON XL DENALI. 4x4, Pearl White, 94,000 miles, Leather, Sunroof, 20” Alloys, Heated & Cooled Seats, $37,500. “Top of the Line!” Call (704) 4820441

2017 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500. 25,001 miles, $23,500, 6.2L 8cyl. 4WD, loaded with every factory option and lots of extras, non smoker. (336) 443-5090 2015 CHEVROLET CRUZE RS. 55,000 miles, Like new. Asking $7500. (704) 4342608

BOATS PONTOON Great Deal! Pontoon Boat For Sale, 22 ft. with trailer, 50hp Johnson, Fish Finder, runs good. $ 4500. Call 828-223-8808.

PETS & LIVESTOCK CKC REG YORKIES. We have 2M, 2F Yorkies available. $850 each Firm. Frentons M/F available $750. Chihuahuas $450. (704) 4497970 FREE KITTENS to a good home. Approx. 6 weeks old. Call: 704-466-2325 REHOMING (F)GIANT & (F) TEACUP SCHNAUZERS. 1 Giant (5yr) and 1 Tcup (6yr 3pd) Schnauzers separately. Indoor only. No small children. (214) 784-5498 jellybeans202020@ YOUNG BLACK LAB (MALE) $200. Variety of Chihuahua & Feist (All Lap Dogs) All Under 3 Years Old $100 up . Call (704) 473-8300 GUINEAS (MALE & FEMALE) Assorted Colors. Some Full Grown and Some Half Grown. Priced $6 to $12. Call (803) 628-8817 DONKEYS FOR SALE. Female Donkey and Male Baby. $500 for both. 704-692-8752, 704692-7362

1976 FORD F100 XLT. Shortbed, automatic, PS, PB, AC. New inside/out, Candy Apple Red paint. New custom red interior, new chrome, 3 pages of upgrades, highly refurbished. Like new. In family almost 30 years. 4 years of work, over $40K invested. Accepting reasonable offers. (704) 5331269 1998 FORD RANGER XLT. 4.0 engine. 5 speed transmisson. Looks brand new. Call for Price. 704-473-5771.

19.5 FT TRAILER, CUSTOM BUILT. Dual axle with winch ‘69 VW, 60’s VW - Dune body. All 3 $3350. (704) 533-1269 2018 MINI HARDTOP. 2 door John Cooper Works, 36,000 miles, loaded. $26,000. (704) 419-9705


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CARS & TRUCKS 2008 CHEVROLET EQUINOX. Bad engine, Body & Parts good! Rebuilt transmission (Under Warranty). Good tires and battery. 160,000 miles, $1600. (704) 473-9254


2015 POLARIS SPORTSMAN XP 1000. Excellent Condition. Only 1207 Miles (132 Hours) $5500.00 Call (704) 482-0441

1976 HD SPORTSTER. Not ran in 5 years. Numbers matching - Clean NC title. Accepting reasonable offer. (704) 533-1269

ANTI-MASK From Page 1 having to recess or adjourn,” wrote Winner and Amy Churchill, president of the NCBSA, last month. “Eventually, we fear that someone is going to get hurt.” The clashes are coming to a head as school boards, required by state law, consider whether masks should be required or optional every month. “This mandate (for boards to vote once a month) has and will continue to exacerbate the issues above,” the letter states. School boards often toil late hours discussing the mechanics of learning, improving outcomes for low-income children and squeezing utility out of bare budgets. “Generally, we like to remind the public that while they are elected officials and public servants, it is important that we have the proper level of discourse going on,” Winner said. “Our children are watching adults as examples of how to conduct themselves.” The pandemic added a new layer of stress for boards, as children remained away from





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REAL ESTATE CLEVELAND COUNTY FOREST RIVER LACROSSE RV. $27,000. For Sale 37.5 ft 2016 Lacrosse Luxury Light 337 RKT by Forest River. Extreme Thermal Package. NADA Average Retail = $42,120 Low Retail = $34,940 (704) 472-7236 MICHELEWESSON@GMAIL.COM


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classrooms for nearly a year to prevent the spread of COVID19. Starting in the fall, districts made cautious advances to return students to in-person learning. The virus has spread faster among children recently because children were largely not in school for the first months of the pandemic. The virus has spread faster than before with the emergence of the more transmissible delta variant. “Any thought that COVID did not spread well among children is definitely no longer accurate,” said Dr. Zack Moore, an epidemiologist with the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services. “It’s really important right now for us to maximize layered strategies. Masking, particularly in schools, is a really critically important one of those prevention strategies.” While 70 percent of North Carolina adults are fully vaccinated, just 40 percent of children ages 12-17 are fully vaccinated, according to data from DHHS and the Mayo Clinic. The largest population of unvaccinated people are those under the age of 12 since they are not eligible for any vaccine.


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The toll of the pandemic continues to mount. More than 700,000 people in the United States have died from the coronavirus since March 2020. And at least 140,000 children have lost at least one parent or caregiver during the pandemic in the U.S., according to a study published recently in the medical journal Pediatrics.

of whom live with a disability, and Disability Rights NC joined the parents in the lawsuit. However, Superior Court Judge James Morgan declined to halt Lincoln’s mask-optional policy. DRNC supervising attorney Ginny Fogg said she was disappointed with the judge’s decision. “We are particularly concerned about its effect on Lincoln County students with disabilities and their families, as we know many students with disabilities are at far greater risk of complications from COVID-19,” Fogg said last month. The Lincoln County Board of Education will decide Tuesday whether to require masks or continue to make them optional indoors. In Orange County, “tensions are very high,” said the board’s chairwoman, Hillary MacKenzie. “We have received some threatening language in public comment at meetings. I think some board members are definitely facing that through email and phone calls, and on social media as well.” The board has increased security at meetings and is

School mask politics Multiple school boards have retreated from mask mandates in North Carolina. Half a dozen school boards have voted to make mask-wearing optional, including districts in Harnett, Lincoln, Pender, Union and Yancey counties. The Avery County Board of Education voted 3-2 to require masks starting Oct. 6, after having made them optional earlier, according to a report from WBTV. Avery County has among the highest rates per 1,000 infections in the state, at 13, according to a Carolina Public Press analysis of school populations and data from the NCDHHS. As Lincoln County’s Board of Education lifted its mask mandate, parents sued to protect their children, many

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considering installing a metal detector, she said. MacKenzie said science will guide the board’s decision about mask-wearing. Still, she said board members have notified the sheriff’s office more than once. She confirmed board members have received death threats. Orange County’s infection rate is relatively low compared with other counties, at 1.2 per 1,000 students, which includes students enrolled in private schools. One man at a September Orange County Board of Education meeting spoke against the mask mandate and referred to a biblical passage, in which Jesus says those who cause others to stumble should be drowned in the ocean. MacKenzie politely cut him off and asked for the next speaker. Winner, with the state School Boards Association, said board members must follow board policies during contentious debates – and call law enforcement when they feel unsafe. “Some of them have never had to have local law enforcement at meetings,” Winner said. “They have to have a plan to make sure they know what to do if something goes awry.” COVID-19 and children While children rarely see serious complications from COVID-19, it is so far unknown what long-term effects they or anyone may suffer from a passing COVID-19 infection. Even mild cases can start off a chain reaction of what some are calling “long COVID,” in which a person can have a range of symptoms from exhaustion to difficulty breathing or a change in taste or smell over multiple weeks or months, the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. Some children experience multisystem inflammatory syndrome, which can lead to organ failure and death. Moore said people must use multiple methods to prevent the virus from spreading, starting with vaccination. “If your community is highly vaccinated, then you’re going to have less introductions into your school system, and that’s the best thing you can do,” Moore said. However, for the past several months, the CDC has said each county in North Carolina has experienced high levels of community transmission, and Moore said many of those infections are in children. “We are seeing the highest numbers and the highest rates of COVID infections



in children that we’ve ever seen,” Moore said in late September. “The rates of infection, meaning the number of cases per population, has been higher in children than any other age group for the past three weeks. “This is really a reflection of higher rates of transmission in kids.” Once transmission rates are lower, it will be time to reassess strategies, Moore said, but now is not that time. “Nobody envisions the strategies that we have in place now being the way it is forevermore, but we are at a point right now of a really high transmission, and really high transmission in children specifically,” Moore said. Recent studies show mask mandates work. Schools without a mask requirement were 3.5 times more likely to have a COVID-19 outbreak than those that started the school year with mask requirements, according to a study of two counties in Arizona, published by the CDC last month. The longer people remain unvaccinated, and allow the spread of the virus, the more likely a different variant could arise, Moore said. “If we are to slow the virus’s spread, more people will need to get vaccinated.” Pfizer, a pharmaceutical company that manufactures one COVID-19 vaccine among many other medications, has asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for an emergency use authorization for a COVID-19 shot for children ages 5-11. “If this pandemic has shown us nothing else, it’s that we’re all connected,” Moore said. “So, as long as there are these large groups of people who don’t have access to vaccines … we are going to see this cycle repeat.” Many school boards are seeking advice from local health departments and from experts at DHHS. They look to evidence from the CDC and examine the spread of the virus in their communities as they consider policies to preserve classroom learning. “We all know kids learn best in a classroom with their teachers,” MacKenzie said. “To best protect that, we have to keep masks on our students’ and staffs’ faces so they can remain in the building. No one wants to wear a mask, but we have to do the right thing and stand strong in the face of opposition to protect academic time for our students. If that’s not what we are here for, we shouldn’t be here at all.”

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The Cherryville Eagle

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Lady Ironmen volleyball finishes regular season on hot win streak by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

Nothing succeeds like success, as the old saying goes. And Coach Leigh Kiser’s volleyball Lady Ironmen proved that old adage and then some as they ended their regular season on a hot win streak. According to Coach Kiser her varsity ladies won their two matches and have ended the season winning seven out of eight matches. Said Kiser, “I’m so proud of how we improved and fought this season. We’ve put ourselves in a position to make the state playoffs for the first time in five years!” On Tuesday, Oct. 12, the Lady Ironmen hosted the Lady Gryphons of Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy in what could be the last home match of the season, Kiser noted, adding the team won 3-0 by scores of 25-11, 25-18, and 25-8. Said Coach Kiser, “We had contributions from everybody on the roster; seniors Kate Eaker and Addie Eaker

had five kills each, senior Terayha Bess led with nine kills, and senior Skye Reed had six kills. Taylor Digh had five aces and six digs, and Rileigh Kiser contributed five aces, 22 assists, and eight digs.” Incidentally, Kiser added that Rileigh, with the aces, set a new school record for aces in a single season and the career aces record. Wednesday, Oct. 13, the ladies made the short trip to nearby rival Bessemer City. This one was never close with Cherryville winning 25-8, 25-10 and 25-7. Kiser said she had the luxury of getting every player on the roster some valuable playing time. “Gracie (Truesdale) and Addie (Eaker) had eight kills each. Skye (Reed) had five aces, Terayha (Bess) had six aces, and Addie (Eaker), with five aces, served great today,” said Kiser. Also leading the ladies was Rileigh Kiser with four aces, 19 assists, and five digs. In JV Lady Ironmen action, the junior varsity ladies lost a hard-fought 2-1 match to Thomas Jefferson at Nixon

Gym by scores of 25-17 (TJCA), 25-22 (CHS), and 15-5 (TJCA). Kiser noted that Krista Davis had six digs in the loss. The JV’s did end their season on a positive note as they won at BCHS 25-13, and 25-17. Lexi McSwain, with five aces and five kills, and Laila Davis, with six aces, led CHS’ JV ladies. This week the varsity Lady Ironmen were on the road as a 3-seed in the Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference tournament and then will hopefully await a playoff spot. “We have our fingers crossed,” said Coach Kiser. “This group of seniors have worked for years to have a great senior season. We have the most regular season wins and best conference record in five years, and are looking for more.” The varsity teams’ overall record is 12-12; their SPC 1A/2A record is 8-4.

CHS senior “spiker” Addie Eaker makes the shot back over the net to the visiting Lady Gryphons at last week’s game at Nixon Gym.

(Additional info and stats by Brian Kiser.)

As fellow teammates Skye Reed and Taylor Digh look on, Lady Ironmen Katie Eaker and Rileigh Kiser defend the net against a shot by the TJCA Lady Gryphons.

Lady Ironman Skye Reed puts the ball in play and back to the TJCA Lady Gryphons during last week’s 3-0 win over the visiting team.

Ironman soccer forward and midfielder Carson Kelly (#2) goes up against his Rams counterpart in last Tuesday’s match at Rudisill Stadium. (photos by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media) (photo by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

CHS Cheerleaders recognized CHS soccer men lose to visiting Highland Tech 3-2 At halftime of the CHS/TJCA football game on Friday, Oct. 15, the CHS varsity cheerleaders, under the direction of coaches Wendy Holt (head coach), and assistant coaches Heather Porter, and Tammy Wilson, were recognized by the Ironmen Booster Club and the athletic department of CHS for their outstanding accomplishments during the 2020-2021 competition season. At that time they were presented with their Game Day and State Championship rings. CHS Principal Shawn Hubers, AP Jada Warnock, and AD Scott Harrill presented the ladies their 2021 NC Cheerleading Coaches As-

sociation Game Day and Traditional State Champions, and the 2021 NCHSAA Game Day Non-Building State Champions with their rings. Receiving rings were: Head Coach Wendy Holt, and assistant coaches Heather Porter and Tammy Wilson, and cheerleaders Maggie Beam, Lizzie Brannan, Allie Kaye Homesley, Madison Pruitt, Izzy Wilson, Sydney Abernathy, Khya Brooks, RyleeGrace Burgis, Abby Burleson, Kendall Chupp, Sarah Eaker, Payton Godfrey, Anna Leigh Jones, Lani Philbeck, and Kylie Reynolds. These CHS cheerleaders and

Coach Holt have won a staggering total of 19 state titles since their first win in 2008. NC has two state championships for cheerleading. CHS has won both titles since 2015. CHS has also won a newest division at both competitions last season. This division is known as Game Day and includes a band dance and a situational sideline. The coaches than the Ironmen Booster Club and the CHS athletic department, and faculty and staff for their continued support of the CHS cheerleading program. Congratulations, Cheerleaders and Coaches!

On Tuesday, Oct. 5, the CHS Ironmen soccer men lost 3-2 to the Highland Tech Rams in overtime. Head coach Michelle Cuomo said Fwd/MF player

Carson Kelly and LW/ RW/D player Dalton Canup each had a goal for the team, keeping it from being a total shutout. Currently, the team is 1-10-1; 0-7 in 1A/2A/

SPC play. They were scheduled to play a conference match Tuesday, Oct. 12, at home against the 3-6 Gryphons of Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy.

West/Midwest All-Star Basketball Games schedule for March 2022 by MIKE POWELL Special to the Eagle The top players from Cherryville, Bessemer City and Highland Tech, along with those from 13 other schools, will compete in the West/Midwest All-Star Basketball Games March 19, 2022, at Cherokee High School. Members of the event’s executive committee met Oct. 13 to finalize plans for the annual event, which is now in its eighth year, and is directed by longtime Cherryville assistant

basketball coach Dr. Bud Black. Both girls’ and boys’ games are scheduled, and the event will occur after the North Carolina High School Athletics Association championship games have been completed. The Midwest schools from which top players will be drawn are Avery, Bessemer City, Cherryville, Draughn, Highland Tech, Mitchell, Rosman, Mountain Heritage and Thomas Jefferson. The West teams will feature players named to All-Conference teams and voted on by

coaches. In the Midwest, one player will be named from each participating school. Teams in the West division are Cherokee, Highlands, Hayesville, Murphy, Hiwassee Dam, Nantahala, Andrews, Blue Ridge, Swain and Robbinsville. Among the officials attending the Oct. 13 virtual meeting were Black, Gaston County Board of Education member Lee Dedmon, treasurer and Cherryville athletics director Scott Harrill and media representative Mike Powell.

Ironmen soccer players Dalton Canup (#1), Marlon Gomez (#8), and Carson Kelly (#2) in action on the pitch at Rudisill Stadium last Tuesday against Highland Tech’s Rams. Later, Canup and Kelly both scored the Ironmen’s only goals in this matchup.

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