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Tryon School celebrates 100 years of educating children School has had 15 principals since its inception by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

Lewis Costner, owner and operator of Costner’s General Store and Antiques, in Downtown Cherryville. (photo by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

Lewis Costner opens General Store and Antiques in Downtown Says business came about as a result of wanting to produce the general store feel of bygone days by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

You could say that Lewis Costner is a busy man; better yet, that he stays busy. Both of those statements would be true. To that end, he also owns and operates at least three businesses, one of which he has started and maintains in the two buildings he rents in downtown Cherryville. Costner said he has been in the buildings since 2021, and is still getting settled in. One of those businesses in

Cherryville on Main Street is, as he describes his vision for it, a part General Store and part Antique Store. It is currently managed by a friend, a young lady named Dakota, who is there when they are open, which is usually later in the afternoons, he said, as they haven’t yet had a grand opening. Costner, 51, is a retired Gaston County Sheriff’s Office deputy (since 2020) who has 28 years of service in with them. The Mt. Holly/Stanley area native said he also served as an MP (Military Policeman) in the U.S. Army in 1989-1990. A father of three (two sons: Cameron, and Ryan, and a daughter: Taylor), Costner said of his foray into See COSTNER, Page 3

Cherryville man one of six drug traffickers ordered to federal prison According to a recent media release from the Charlotte office of the U.S. DOJ, U.S. District Judge Frank D. Whitney has ordered six defendants responsible for trafficking narcotics in Mecklenburg and Gaston Counties to serve prison terms ranging from seven to 25 years. The announcement came from Dena J. King, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. Chad Richard Tate, 51, of Cherryville, pleaded guilty on Jan. 26, 2021,

to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and distribution and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. He was sentenced last Tuesday to 120 months in prison and five years of supervised release. The other defendants and the charges they were convicted of and the sentences they received are as follows: • Dietrich O’Brian Sarratt, 37, of Gastonia, pleaded guilty on May 19, 2021, to conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, possession with See PRISON, Page 2

Education has changed greatly in the 100 years since Tryon School came into existence in the early 20s. They celebrated those changes on Sunday, Feb. 27, with a 100th Anniversary get-together of former teachers and students. What first started out as an idea in 1920 came to fruition with a building in 1921, and school started that following year, according to the school’s histories, collected See TRYON, Page 6

Tryon Elementary School, located at 2620 Tryon Courthouse Rd, Bessemer City, celebrated 100 years on Sunday, Feb. 27. (photo by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

Members of Chris Degree’s family and friends, as well as Cherryville City officials and staff, Chamber Board members and staff, and Cherryville Main Street members and staff pose at the March 3, ribbon cutting for Degree’s Tony T’zzz “Grill on Wheels.” Chris (with the Chamber’s big scissors), his wife, Angela, and their children and grandchildren all smiled as Chris cut the bright red ribbon. (photo by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

Tony Tzzz’s “Grill on Wheels” to be a great addition to Downtown by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

Long a sight at the City’s many festivals, as well as more than a few other festivals around Gaston County as well, Cherryville was pleased to announce last

Thursday’s, March 3, ribbon cutting for Tony Tzzz’s “Grill on Wheels” Food Truck. The food truck is the brainchild of Chris Degree and is well-known for its wonderful and flavorful food, cooked up and served with love and smiles.

Chris said his business, which has been around for quite a while, was named in honor of his oldest son, Tony, who was sadly killed in a car accident on Oct. 18, 1989. “I have retired from Freightliner,” said Chris, “and I have done quite a lot

of festivals in Cherryville and around the county. I am hoping we get to get here, weather permitting, every Friday and set up and cook some good food.” Working with Chris are his son, C.J. Degree, 23, a well-known CHS athlete, See TONY, Page 2

North Carolina groups stepping up support to those in war-torn Ukraine by THERESA OPEKA Carolina Journal

Doctors, nurses, and other aid workers from North Carolina’s Samaritan’s Purse lifted off last Friday morning from Greensboro headed to Poland to deploy a field hospital. The humanitarian aid organization based in Boone has been helping in situations like Ukraine for more than 50 years. Dave Philips, deputy director of international projects, said they were able to get

a team together within a few hours of the conflict erupting on Feb. 23. Team members had been monitoring the situation for weeks and were able to land the next day in Poland to do assessments and supplement their work with about 20 people from other countries in the region. On Friday, March 4, a DC8 cargo aircraft from Greensboro headed to an airport near Krakow, Poland, with an emergency field hospital which will eventually be See UKRAINE, Page 2

In Greensboro, N.C., March 4, 2022, aid workers waiting to board a Samaritan’s Purse plane headed for Poland. (photo provided by Samaritan’s Purse via Twitter)

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Newell Quinn Alexander CHERRYVILLE – Mrs. Newell Quinn Alexander, 85, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 5, 2022 surrounded by her family. Newell was born on Feb. 26, 1937 in Gaston County, NC, a daughter of the late Eubern Quinn and Della Sigmon Quinn. She was a graduate of Cherryville High School, Class of 1955. Newell was retired as an executive secretary from Carolina Freight Carriers Corporation in Cherryville. She was a lifetime member of the First Presbyterian Church in Cherryville and was a member of the Chancel Choir, a former Sunday school teacher for children and adults; Women of the Church, Youth Choir Director, CARE team, an Elder Emeritus, and also served the church in many other capacities. Newell had a personal card ministry sending greetings and well wishes to many people over the years. She was a member of Cherryville Chapter # 156 Order of the Eastern Star and was an advocate for World Vision Ministries sponsoring children worldwide. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Ruth Long and Joyce McGinnis. Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Don “Alec” Alexander of the home; a son, Donnie Alexander and wife Jeanne; a daughter, Mona Beam and husband Jason; three grandchildren, Jenna Katherine Alexander, and Burgess and Quinnlyn Beam, all of Cherryville. The family wishes to express a special thank you to Newell’s caregivers, Lacey, Charlotte, Sherry, and Sierra, and also to the staff of Hometown Direct Care. Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m., on Monday, March 7, 2022 at the residence, 600 Queens Rd., Cherryville, NC, 28021. Mrs. Alexander lay in state from 2 to 6 p.m., on Monday, March 7, 2022 at Stamey – Cherryville Funeral Home. The family will not be present during this time. A celebration of life service was held at 4 p.m., on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at First Presbyterian Church with Dr. Bill Lowe and Rev. Joel Long officiating. Burial followed at City Memorial Cemetery in Cherryville. Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, Chancel Choir Fund, 107 W. Academy St., Cherryville, NC, 28021. A guest register is available at Stamey – Cherryville Funeral Home & Cremation Service served the family of Mrs. Alexander.

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■ POLICE ARRESTS 2-24: Hali Brooke Faulkenbury, 30, 101 E. Ballard St., Cherryville; one count each felony PWIMSD methamphetamine and maintaining a vehicle for the purpose of selling a controlled substance, and one count misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. No bond set. 2-24: Casey Del Clark, 30, 214 Harbor Point Dr., Cherryville; one count felony PWIMSD methamphetamine, and one count misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. No bond set. 2-25: Alvin Dorain Phelps, 31, 309 S. Mountain St., Cherryville; felony possession of a firearm by a felon. $50,000 secured bond. 2-25: Teddy Ray Johnson, 38, 5033 Suncrest Farms Ln., Crouse, was arrested at 425 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Gastonia, by GCDP officers on three (3) counts of an OFA (contempt of court/perjury/court violation). 2-26: Tyesha Smith, 26, 309 S. Mountain St., Cherryville; one count misdemeanor DWLR and one count of a WSOJ. $1,000 secured bond. 2-26: Patrick Jaymes McCluney, 25, 603 Low Bridge Rd., Forest City; misdemeanor failure to register vehicle and having no insurance. Summons/citation. 2-28: Jamal Leonard Widby, 29, 310 Tot Dellinger Rd., Cherryville, was arrested at 2525 Court Dr., Gastonia, by GCPD officers on one count each of aggravated assault and damage to property/vandalism. INCIDENTS 2-24: CPD officer reports PWISD methamphetamine; maintain a vehicle/dwelling for purpose of selling controlled substances; and possession of drug parapher-

PRISON From Page 1 intent to distribute cocaine and crack cocaine, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking. He was sentenced on last Tuesday to 300 months in prison and five years of supervised release. • Daniel William Brock, IV, 35, of York, S.C., pleaded guilty on May 6, 2021, to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. He was sentenced last Tuesday to 228 months in prison and five years of supervised release. • Dakota Reese Davis, 34, of Maiden, pleaded guilty on April 21, 2021, to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, and was sentenced last Tuesday to 144 months in prison and five years of supervised release. • Christopher Dewayne Jenkins, 31, of Gastonia, pleaded guilty on April 7,

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nalia by listed suspects who possessed listed narcotics and maintaining a dwelling. Seized: 11.8 grams of methamphetamines; 2.60 grams of methamphetamines; three (3) digital scales; four (4) plastic baggies; two (2) glass meth pipes; two (2) butane lighters; and $588 in money. Closed/cleared by arrest. 2-24: CPD officer reports possession of counterfeit currency by listed suspect who passed listed currency at a Cherryville gas/service station. The following counterfeit bills (in differing serial numbers) were seized: 7-$100 bills; 2-$50 bills; 6-$20 bills; and 2- $10 bills (total: $890.) Case is active and under further investigation. 2-25: CPD officer reports possession of a firearm by a felon by listed suspect who had a firearm (Springfield Arms XD-9) located during a probation search. Closed/ cleared by arrest. 2-25: GCPD officers report a new investigation into a simple assault at 103 S. Chavis Dr., Cherryville. 2-25: Cherryville women report call for service for listed victim who took an unknown combination of narcotics. Victim was reported as being unconscious by responding officer. Case is active and under further investigation. 2-26: CPD officer reports DWLR and WSOJ on listed subject who had an outstanding warrant. Closed by arrest. 2-26: CPD officer reports failure to register vehicle, no insurance, helmet violation, and WSOJ by listed suspect who was involved in a traffic stop. Closed/cleared by arrest. 2-28: On Feb. 26, GCPD officers report warrants obtained but not served for commercial forced entry burglary; larceny/other; and damage to property/vandal-

ism at 699 S Pink St., Cherryville. 2-28: GCPD police officers report warrants obtained but not served for simple assault and damage to property/vandalism at 310 Tot Dellinger Rd., Cherryville. 3-3: On Feb. 28, Gaston County Police D officers reported closing/clearing by arrest a misdemeanor drug/ narcotic violation at Lincolnton Hwy., and Old Lincolnton Rd., Cherryville.

2021, to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and distribution of methamphetamine and was sentenced March 2, to 120 months in prison and five years of supervised release. • Mildred Marie Johnson Colon, 33, of Dallas, pleaded guilty on Nov. 5, 2020, to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and was sentenced last Tuesday to 78 months in prison and three years of supervised release. The federal prosecutions are the result of investigations conducted by the Western District’s Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF), which focuses on disrupting and dismantling drug trafficking networks operating in Western North Carolina. Since 2019, these OCDETF investigations have led to the federal prosecution of more than 60 individuals for drug trafficking, and law enforcement have seized

more than 87 kilograms of narcotics, including over 24 kilograms of fentanyl, 66 firearms, more than $385,000 in cash, and over $800,000 in other property. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles criminal organizations using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach. Additional information about the OCDETF Program can be found at https://www.justice. gov/OCDETF. In making this announcement, U.S. Attorney King commended the Drug Enforcement Administration, Homeland Security Investigations, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office, the Huntersville Police Department, and the Gastonia Police Department for their investigative efforts. Assistant United States Attorney Steven Kaufman, of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Charlotte, is in charge of the prosecution.

WRECKS 2-24: A vehicle driven by Nicole Alexandria Rayfield, 28, 307 S. Mountain St., Cherryville was traveling east on W. Academy St., when it was struck in the intersection by a vehicle driven by Tommy Dale Owens, 68, 448 Phillips Dr., Cherryville. No injuries reported. Minor damage to both vehicles listed. 2-26: A vehicle driven by Reba Daves Beam, 85, 222 Suncrest Rd., Cherryville, and a vehicle driven by Tatiana Marie Gregorio Neal, 19, 3039 Mapleview Ln., Crouse, were stopped in the drive-through at Bojangles. Mrs. Beam told the responding officer her foot slipped off the brake and that is when she collided with Ms. Gregorio Neal’s vehicle. No injuries reported. Est. damages to the Beam vehicle: $1,000; to the Gregorio Neal vehicle: $250. 2-27: A vehicle driven by Catherine Christine Williams, 22, 308 E. Sixth St., Cherryville, was backing out of a driveway at E. Sixth St., and collided with a vehicle driven by Christopher Antonio Hunter, Jr., 29, 505 S. Skyline Dr., Bessemer City, which was stationary in the roadway. No injuries reported. Est. damages to the Williams vehicle: $1,000; to the Hunter vehicle: $2,500.

From Page 1 transferred to Ukraine. The unit will have the capacity to treat more than 100 patients each day, and it will be made up of 30 in-patient beds, an operating room, and an intensive care unit. “We’ll have doctors, nurses, and operations people, as well as the actual facilities, the tents, equipment, and the consumables and medicine,” Philips said. “We’ll be able to set up and provide help in Jesus’ name to people who are being hurt by the conflict.” Philips said their teams are on the border and see hundreds of thousands of people from Ukraine fleeing their country. “When something like this happens, it is so jarring as human beings to see your town, your community, your home now being enveloped by fighting, he said. “In times like this, we want to show people God’s love and be there to help in Jesus’ name. People are going through something that sometimes is hard for people here in a place like North Carolina can even comprehend.” They are working with local church partners and have thousands of them in the region who are on the front lines helping meet basic human needs, like items for winter, since it is cold and there is snow on the ground, food, water, and medicine, shelter, diapers, formula, and hygiene items like toothbrushes and soap. “We have a logistics hub here in North Carolina with our 160,000-foot warehouse where we are able to stock items and in a very short period of time, we can put them onto an airplane and deliver to anywhere in the world,” Philips said. “Right now, that logistics team is working 24 hours a day to prepare and get the airplane packed and get it up in the air so they can get help to people as quickly as possible.” According to a press release, A 747 cargo plane will

TONY From Page 1 and daughter, Brittany. His grandsons, Demario and Christian Chalk were also on hand helping out with getting things set up for the ribbon cutting. His oldest daughter is Chrissy, he said, and he that the family will also help out with the cooking tasks once things get going. He laughed and said, “I’ve already had people stopping and asking me if they could order food! I had to tell them this was just for our ribbon cutting but that we would be back!” Degree noted city’s and county’s have designated spots for food trucks to set up in so as not to impede traffic flow and such. “I have been doing this for 20-plus years,” he said, adding, “I do this to remember Tony. We are usually here at the festivals all the time, except for when we couldn’t because of COVID.” Chamber Board of Directors Chairman Pete Craft welcomed Chris and his family, saying, “We’re glad to have you here and to see this good turnout. The weather is great also. Chris, we

depart next week, carrying additional components of the Emergency Field Hospital and the equipment to establish two additional medical clinics. The clinics will be deployed to areas receiving an influx of refugees and will treat minor trauma needs and provide general medical care for some 200 patients each day. Philips encourages people to go to their website to see how they can help. “The biggest thing we ask for is we ask for people to pray,” he said. “Pray for peace in Ukraine, pray for our staff on the ground who are trying to meet these needs.” Andrew and Dar Draper, founded the GLOW Mission after hosting a Ukrainian orphan for Christmas 2015. “Our whole family fell in love with him, and it opened our eyes to the orphan crisis,” said Dar. GLOW, which stands for Go Love Others Well, is based in Kannapolis. Draper said there are 100,000 orphans in Ukraine and some of the statistics on them are startling. “When they age out, between 16 and18 years old, 60 percent of girls will end up in trafficking and prostitution situations, and 70 percent of boys will end up incarcerated,” Draper said. “The suicide rate is 15 percent before they reach 18. The worst statistic to me is the average life expectancy for an orphan in Ukraine or Russia is 30 years old.” Draper said when they leave the orphanage, they have nothing and there is a stigma associated with them as people in Ukraine don’t want to hire them. “It’s a lot to overcome in a culture that has been overcoming communism for 30 years,” she said. “We started the GLOW mission to help ignite their lives and provide opportunities for them. We treat them like our kids, so it’s personal.” She said she and her husband have been traveling there over the past five years and moved there in June to provide full-time assistance. See UKRAINE, Page 3 wish you well in your endeavor. If there is anything the Chamber can do for you don’t hesitate to let us know.” Mayor H.L. Beam, III, agreed, adding, “It’s a beautiful day here in the City Where Life Blossoms, and it’s a great day to recognize such a unique business, which is also a mobile business. We wish you much success and want to thank you all for choosing Cherryville and thank you for providing Cherryville with such a great service!” Main Street Chairperson, Donna Beringer also welcomed Chris and his family, adding, “I just want to say thank you for coming here and for providing this service to Cherryville. If there is anything we can do for you all, please let us know.” Chris said, though he wasn’t “much of a talker”, as he put it, he said, “We are glad to be here. We will serve you right. We do this the right way. Thank all of you for coming out.” This was the first ribbon cutting, noted Craft and Mary Beth Tackett, for new Chamber Board members Barry Heavner (Houser Drug), Johnny Brown (Allstate Insurance), Emily Blackburn (Piedmont Lithium), and Sarah Chambers (Peak Resources).

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An inside view of Lewis Costner’s General Store and Antiques, complete with many antiques and interesting items. (photos by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

An old rocking horse, a small bike, an old desk, and other ephemera; all from a bygone era. In one of the windows of Costner’s General Store.

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From Page 1 the antiques and general store business came about as a result of wanting to produce, as near as he can do so, “…the old general store feel with this business. I also plan to add a coffee shop where people can come in, have a good cup of coffee and have a good time.” The store is about 1,700 square feet, he said, on both sides of the building spaces, filling up one side of 203 and 205 E. Main Street. While the firs building is pretty full, Mr. Costner said he has a couple of booths rented in the other building, and is always open to new booth renters who wish to showcase their items. “One of the booths is rented by a lady named Texanna, and she makes and sells soaps and candles, and the second is rented by a man named David, who does woodworking,” said Costner. Both of Costner’s store locations are right next to Home Folks Café. Lewis noted he gets the items he sells at the store ‘picking’, a way of buying older items popularized by similar television shows and such. “I try and buy in bulk when I can, but many times I have done work for various people or, more recently, a family, and they gave me some of their items,” said Lewis, pointing out many sets of old dishes and glassware. He pointed out an old television set in his store as being typical of some of the items he has found in his searches that are truly unique and speak to a page of history that has long passed. In addition to the General Store business, Mr. Costner also runs a sawmill, does custom millwork,

UKRAINE From Page 2 They did come back to North Carolina at the end of January because their board felt it was too dangerous for them to stay. Unfortunately, like other news reports, she has gotten horrific accounts of things

Just a few of the many sets of old dishes and glassware items that can be found inside Lewis Costner’s new business on E. Main St., in Downtown Cherryville.

This rare National Television set, made between 1948-1950 is a rare sight for shoppers to Lewis Costner’s general store/ antique store business in Cherryville. and also will do tractor and backhoe work for folks who may need such work done. “I can also do remodeling,” he added. For more information about their hours of operation, Costner’s other business services, or to rent booth space, or just

to generally find out if he might have what you are looking for, Lewis said he can be reached via email at, or by calling (704) 718-4748 and leaving a message if he is unable to answer right away.

happening, like the killing of people’s pigs and chickens and stealing of food by Russian soldiers in Chernobyl. The organization has team members getting some resources to Odessa and Kyiv where they have special connections to warehouses and supplies and funds to children’s hospitals.

Draper said they have been able to get some of the children to neighboring countries like Poland, Romania, Moldova, and Slovakia. She said she has heard rumors about people talking to those in Congress about bringing refugees here but nothing concrete. “If we can let people in on our southern border who don’t have anyone to care for them and we have someone to care for them (Ukrainians) here and pay for them, for their transportation, we should be taking those refugees in. They are in much more danger.” If people would like to donate, they can visit or there is a giving button on the website. Funds will be used for evacuations, food, housing, and other ongoing needs. Draper also asks for prayers for Ukrainians and their people. “There’s a lot to be grateful for,” Draper said tearfully. “We knew this going to Ukraine for so long. Americans are the most benevolent people. There are benevolent people but there isn’t an overall benevolent spirit in Ukraine. So many people truly care. In a crisis, we unify. In this crisis, Americans are unifying.”

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Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment. – Jim Rohn

What might happen if Putin gets what he wants? I have often lerian wondered what land Biblical Armagrab by geddon might Russian look like when it Presstarts. ident Would it Vladbe ushered in imir with an obviPutin? ously horrible This “big bang” or gives would we all be me the lured – lulled creeps! even – into it I mean, like the proverthe By Michael Powell bial frogs in a serious big pot of cold CREEPS! water as the heat is being A couple of my more turned higher until they religious friends and I are cooked alive, never have talked about this knowing what we were issue and – like all endwitnessing or experienctimes believers – have ing until it was too late? been trying to reconcile Strictly speaking, and what we see on the (notin the Biblical sense of so-real) news and what timing, I’m not all that has actually happened sure we have met the with what God’s Word “end of days” criteria says in various places, (and timeline) God’s such as Ezekiel and Revword lays out in The elation, just to name a Book of Revelation as to couple of the more wellhow things are supposed known “apocalyptic” to happen. Not being books in the Bible. So a Bible scholar, I don’t far as I can understand know if I really underHis Word on these last stood all that back in the days matters (and that’s day when I was a serious not very much!), it seems reader and (not so astute) there are a couple of student of His word. things that have to hapStill… this Russian pen before Christ returns invasion and blatant Hitand gets things under

control, so to speak. And honestly? I haven’t seen those things happen yet. Either that, or I’m not only REALLY misinformed, but am also blind and stupid, which could also be the case. At any rate, things are still progressing as I write this, and I know the two countries have been to the table talking things over, as it were, with not much being agreed on, so far as I know right now. Of course, that doesn’t mean anything. I mean, look at history. The late Prime Minister of England, Neville Chamberlain, returned from his talks with dictator and megalomaniac, Adolph Hitler, beaming like a fool and saying, “We have peace in our time!”, or something very near to that statement. As we all now know, that was absolutely NOT true as World War II rapidly followed and millions of lives were lost, all over what I basically feel was a grandiose lie and a land grab by a raving lunatic. Fast forward to today and it seems (as it always does, right?) that history

A little more winter before spring… to my face. I As I look at the calendar, I think about the spring breezes see there is about and flowers another month of winter before and gardens being planted we welcome in spring. I love and baseball games being spring so much played. Now, and look forward to it every year, it is accurate that the season but I also know By Anne S. Haynes of spring bethat God made each season, gins in March such as winter, for a special when the weather is often still snowy and cold. But it reason. I looked this up and the benefits of winter are just seems a little warmer numerous, including reducwhen I can say spring rather than winter. ing the risks of diseases and The place where I really inflammation and allergies. Less hair loss occurs in winrealized what winter can be like was in Boone when I ter while cold weather also leads our bodies to burning attended Appalachian State more calories and helps University many years ago. people sleep better. I found There were many snowy and cold days there, but all of these facts interesting, but I’m still ready for spring. there was one day that stood out above all of the The mention of the arrival of spring brings a smile rest. I don’t remember the

exact date, but I do remember the exact temperature when I had to walk across campus early one morning if I wanted to maintain my grade of “A” in a class. The problem that morning was that the temperature was 14 degrees below zero. To make it more amazing the stipulation applied only to students in campus, but the professor never considered how far my dormitory was from class. It was a long time ago, but it’s still a good story. Now, getting back to spring – spring is great wherever it might be in North Carolina, and I enjoy it very much. So, let’s get through a little more winter and look ahead to warm days, cool breezes, and blue skies. I can almost feel the breeze in may face now.

Going rogue for the truth… by DR. JAMES THRASHER Guest columnist Back in 1995, as a new director for a college office of career services, I attended the National Association of Colleges and Employers conference. One of the concurrent sessions was entitled “Going Rogue.” More and more students were formally accepting multiple internship and job offers. Unsuspecting companies were expecting their hired students to be people of their word. But no, these students would intentionally mislead, make their selection, and then with

no communication, blow off the other companies. The conference attendees were frightened and angered by this trend. They were troubled about the implications of this ethical issue regarding corporate/ university relationships. During an open mic opportunity, I introduced myself and said, “Is it any wonder?” The ballroom attendees whipped their heads toward this unknown director from a small Pennsylvania college. I continued by saying, “Is this any surprise? Your professors are teaching this very thing in your classrooms. At most

of your colleges and universities, there is no right and wrong – there is no objective absolute truth. Your students are just living out what you have taught them, which is do what you feel and define your own truth.” There was an immediate rumble of voices reacting to my position on the issue. The audience was shocked. How dare this brazen newcomer share this blasphemy of their closely held, progressive, culturally-fed educational ideology. Fire was coming out of eye sockets, and if looks could have killed, I was a goner.

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is repeating itself in Europe, just with a different very bad actor – Putin. All that said, we need to keep our eyes on this little tin-horn dictator with the very big nukes and watch him closely…

VERY closely! And we need to pray for and help as much as is possible, the valiant people of Ukraine. Remember to ask yourself this: if Putin gets what he wants in

Ukraine because of our weakness, as Hitler did all those long years ago; what will he want next? Where will he go to get it? Think about THAT!

How much is freedom worth? In America we pursue the occupation of our choice. That doesn’t mean we always like our jobs but we can choose to pursue another career or several Glenn Mollette different Guest Editorial careers. We can choose our state, community, and house. That doesn’t mean we can easily afford to live where we choose but we are free to pursue life in another neighborhood if we want to work toward such a move. We change our lives if we have the desire and the will power. People make choices every day regarding health, habits and lifestyles. Some choose to develop themselves further and strive to be better while others may choose to do nothing. You choose your house, your car, your clothes, and your hairstyle (if you have any). You choose what you will do on your days off from work or during your retirement years. You choose if you retire or if you just keep on working until the end. Often, we may feel as if we don’t have choices and that we are stuck in a rut. Chances are we made choices that put us there. We have to make tough choices to climb out of the rut. We can easily become

disabled physically, financially and domestically which will significantly limit our choices. Because of health, money, and maybe even age, our choices are often very limited. Most of the time, even when we have limitations, we can find freedom of choice. The bottom line is we live in America and we cherish our freedom. We should remember our history and the great sacrifices made by so many. We should never take for granted the unimaginable hardships endured by the early settlers and every generation that has fought wars and lost tens of thousands of men and women in wars to keep our sacred and blessed freedom. In his 1961 State of the Union address, President John F. Kennedy reminded us that every generation of Americans has had to win its freedom. We will never stay free unless we are willing to fight and sacrifice to keep our freedom. How much is freedom worth? The brave people of Ukraine and President Volodymyr Zelenskyy are showing the world what freedom is worth. Their lives. While many of the young and aged are exiting Ukraine, President Zelenskyy and thousands are risking their lives to keep Ukraine free from the aggression of Russia and the evil of Vladimir Putin. Putin is not our friend or a friend to the free world. His path to conquer Ukraine is an Adolph

Hitler move. Destroying a city and attempting to conquer a nation while killing thousands in order to increase his domain is barbaric. In the midst of all this, we are surely reminded that we must once again become energy independent. Russia is a supplier of 40 percent of the natural gas used by Germany and most of Europe. They and America must stop buying energy and anything else from Russia. We have made them a rich nation while sacrificing our own independence. Watching as Ukraine’s government hands out AK47s and other guns surely reminds us of the importance of being able to protect ourselves. Keep your guns, stock up on your ammunition, and never vote for anyone who wants to edit our Second Amendment. We must pray for Zelenskyy and the Ukrainian people but we must also help them with whatever aid necessary to push Russia out. Keep in mind that Russia is only 55 miles from Alaska’s closest port. Putin just might decide that Russia should have Alaska back. We bought Alaska fair and square in 1867 for $7.2 million and we won’t be handing it back. How much is freedom worth? Volodymyr Zelenskyy and the people of Ukraine are demonstrating how much freedom is worth.

This ingrained professorial ideology has stormed academic halls, has been commandeered by the educational elite, and is now almost universally held. The present political administration has fully released and is utilizing this mounting tidal wave of “no objective absolute truth.”

Surprised? You shouldn’t be; the waves have been building for years. We have experienced an exposé, through the policy changes and events of the last year, on what has been taught in colleges and universities for decades. This worldview has now come to full fruition and is

on stark display. College professors have been eagerly preparing the “death to truth soldiers,” and they are now being called into full service as willing compatriots. Batten down the hatches, your life and the lives of your family will never be the same. See ROGUE, Page 9

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Lent – a standing appointment to meet with our Great Physician

Show Up (Part 2 of “DON’T MISS OUT” SERIES) It’s super Sunday and you are trying to get dressed and get ready to attend church. However, do you find that there are several obstacles that seem to hinder your progress in getting to church? Does the bed seem extra comfy that morning”? Are the children being uncooperative? Is your spouse dragging his/ DANYALE PATTERSON her feet? Do you feel a headache or some kind of pain attacking your body? Many things happen to hinder people from attending a local church or ministry. However in Hebrews 10:25 (NLT) Apostle Paul strongly encourages believers to fellowship with other believers and worship the Lord corporately. He states, “And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.” Go To Church I believe the enemy is counting on people staying home by themselves where they can become lonely, depressed, or even a little off in their thinking. We need to always be renewing our minds with the word of God and being refreshed by the Spirit of God. Although we can have an individual relationship with the Lord, he still has called us to interact and build relationships with other people. We were not created to be an Island unto ourselves, but to be a community of believers that worship the Lord in Spirit and in Truth, while loving and serving one another. God will Lead You I have had the privilege to live in 5 different cities; each time I relocated, I asked the Lord to give me a local church where I could serve others and receive whatever spiritual blessing he wanted to give me. He did not fail me! Isaiah 30:21b (NLT) states, “This is the way you should go,” whether to the right or to the left.” You will never find a perfect place, because we all are imperfect people with issues. However, God will lead you to the church he wants you to attend. As we submit to a perfect loving God, we will strive to fellowship together in a regular gathering of Christian believers to love one another as he has loved us. Here’s a few reasons we should attend church: It’s biblical- Psalm 50:5 God is in the midst when we come together in Jesus’ name - Matthew 18:20 5-fold ministry gifts are given to equip us- Ephesians 4:11-16 We have a place in the body of Christ and gifts to serve others - I Corinthians 12:4-31 PRAY THIS PRAYER: “Dear Lord I am in awe of what you have done for me. You called me out of darkness and brought me into your marvelous light. You gave me the honor to be a part of your glorious body – the Church. Forgive me for not always wanting to attend or participate in corporate worship. Help me to remember that church attendance is not just about what I can receive, but also about what I can give you and others through prayer, service, encouragement and giving. Please use me for your glory. In Jesus’ name I pray.” Amen. Danyale Patterson is co-founder of Enlighten Ministries, a 501c3 organization with her husband Brandon Patterson. Contact her at to share a testimony, send a prayer request, or book her to speak.

his medicine (what kid is?), but because of the surgery he had, his risk of infection was fairly high and this antibiotic was going to lower that risk. I tried at first to ease him into his medicine. I said, “Buddy, please take this medicine, I’ll give you a Reese’s Cup if you take it.” That didn’t work. He put it to his lips and recoiled in absolute horror that his father would offer him something so vile. Next, I tried being a bit more stern; “Hey, the doctor said you have to take this medicine; we are going to listen to the doctor.” This also failed when he said, “I know doctor’s sometimes make mistakes.” Then I went to absolute threatening. I said, “If you don’t take this medicine, I’m going to hold you down, and shoot it in your mouth.” This led to a lot of tears and kicking and screaming. I thought to my-

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able to shine as the light of God in our community. I don’t mean to suggest that this process is easy, for if we are doing it right, it is a painstaking process filled with prayer, devotion, Scripture reading and examination. You might find it difficult to do this hard work of introspection, but I promise you, just like a little kid taking their medicine, if you will commit yourself to making it a part of the rhythm of your day, by the time we make it to Easter, you will be able to say, “You know, I thought it was going to be really bad, but now I see it was good for me.” I pray God’s blessings on your Lenten journey, and may we all covenant to do the hard work of introspection that leads to fruitful repentance.

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Second Baptist Church 201 Houser 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

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who seek to walk more in step with God, we as Christians start to “take our medicine”. We do the hard work of repentance. To repent is more than simply feeling sorry about the ways we have given into the pull of sin. To repent actually means to turn away from our sin. It means we reverse the course in which we are going. During Lent we are given the opportunity to see the truth of what Jesus says to these Pharisees. Indeed, we are sick; sin has its claws in us. Try as we might to live righteous and upstanding lives, there are times that sin worms its way into our lives. Lent is a standing appointment to meet with the Great Physician, to examine our lives, and to be intentional about having Jesus examine us, in order that we might be more willing and

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self there is no way we are going to make it 14 days. He took his medicine after much prodding, and it was a struggle for about the first six doses he took. But then the fighting stopped and he kind of fell into a rhythm. He started to take it without much arguing or fighting. The day after he finished his run of antibiotics, he said, “You know, I thought it was going to be really bad, but now I see it was good for me.” On Wednesday, March 2, as Christians, we began our foray into Lent, a season that for us lasts, 40 days and 40 nights. We recall the time Jesus spent in the wilderness facing temptation, and we confront the wilderness of our human sin. It is a time when we intentionally look within to see the places where we have become complacent in our sin. As those

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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L u k e they sent us home 5:30-32 “The with some pretty Pharisees powerful antibiotics. and their It was some concocscribes were tion of amoxicillin complaining and other things, to the discibut I remember the ples saying, first time I opened ‘Why do up the bottle, which you eat and contained this meddrink with REV. ZACK CHRISTY icine that was vitax collectors Pastor – First United Meth- tally important for and sinners?’ odist Church of Cherryville my child to take, it Jesus anabout knocked me swered, ‘Those who are well on the floor. It smelled horhave no need of a physician, rible, and I can only imagine but those who are sick do, that it tasted even worse. For I have come to call not the some reason I still can’t figrighteous but sinners to re- ure out, they put some kind pentance.’” of strawberry flavoring in Over the Christmas break the medicine which I assume my son, Eli had to have was supposed to make it some emergency surgery. taste better; in reality it gave As a parent it was terrifying, it this very pungent odor. but after a couple of days in Now, he had to take the hospital he was given a this medicine for 14 days, clean bill of health. The doc- twice a day. I’m not going tors said all he has to do is to lie; I was worried about take some medicine; and it. Eli isn’t great at taking

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An aerial photograph of the school as it looked in 1960, exhibited in the hallway by the school’s office. (photos by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

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Tryon Junior High cheerleaders – circa 1972-1973.


Georgia Ina and Marcus Beam, who donated the land on which Tryon School was built, back in the early 20s.

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF GASTON NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 3rd day of March, 2022 as Executor of the Estate of BARBARA FERGUSON BAITY, 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, Charles Arthur Baity, Executor, on or before the 9th day of June, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 9th day of March, 2022. Charles Arthur Baity, Executor Estate of: Barbara Ferguson Baity 300 S. Firestone St. Apt. 330 Gastonia, NC 28052 CE (3/09, 16, 23 & 30/2022)

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF GASTON NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS OF CHARLES DENNIS HORD, SR. Having qualified as Executrix of the Estate of Charles Dennis Hord, Sr., 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 9th day of June, 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 9th day of March, 2022. Patsy Elby H. Witschey Executrix Counsel for the Estate: PALMER E. HUFFSTETLER, JR. ATTORNEY AT LAW 106 North Cherry Street Cherryville, NC 28021 Telephone: 704-435-4907 CE 3/09, 16, 23 & 30/2022)

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF GASTON NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 4th day of February, 2022 as Administrator CTA of the Estate of DOROTHY DELLINGER PUNCH; AKA, DOROTHY JEAN PUNCH, 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, Nathan Forb, Administrator CTA, on or before the 23rd day of May, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 23rd day of February, 2022. Nathan Forb, Administrator CTA Estate of: Dorothy Dellinger Punch; aka, Dorothy Jean Punch Counsel for the Estate McINTYRE ELDER LAW 233 E. Graham Street Shelby, NC 28150 CE (2/23, 3/02, 09, & 16/2022)

From Page 1 and preserved down through the years. There have been 15 school principals; all of them memorable and much-loved. Names like the school’s first leader, Mr. H.L. Loy, or Mr. H.F. Lovingood (1953 to 1978), and the late Mr. Terry Usery, who served from 1998 to 2014. The newest principal, Ms. Meghan LeFevers, now served the many students and faculty there and she helps keep things flowing smoothly and young minds sharpened and eager to learn. Those who have attended the school and have come back to teach there are many, but there a couple who wanted to talk about their experiences at Tryon. Mrs. Dawn F. Whitworth, who is a Content Teacher at the venerable school, and grew up in the Tryon community, said, “I attended Tryon in grades 1st through the 7th, from 1973 to 1980. At the time I started school, there was no public school kindergarten. My parents graduated from Tryon High School in 1965 and 1966 (1969 was the last graduating class of seniors at Tryon High). All of my grandparents attended Tryon school.” While in junior high (7th grade), Dawn played softball and the team won the county championship. She was also on the cheerleading team. She said she has many fond memories of teachers and classmates while there. “I adored all of my teachers while at Tryon,” she said. “It was fun to have teachers that also taught my parents (Regina Wofford). In the 4th grade, I had a teacher named Marjorie White who inspired me and created a true love of learning. She got married that year and she asked me and another student in her class to serve punch at her wedding reception. Dr. Judith Houser was one of my 5th-grade teachers and my assistant principal. Dr. Houser was the first prin-

A copy of the 1958 Tryonota Yearbook. It is just one of many, from the 1920s on down until the present day exhibited at the Sunday, Feb. 27 100th Anniversary celebration.

were loved and cared for and the teachers gave you excellent academic instruction.” She noted her father, David Farnsworth (Class of 1965); and her mother, Barbara Kiser Farnsworth (Class of 1966) attended Tryon. “My grandparents; aunts and uncles; all my cousins, and my younger brother also attended Tryon,” she added. Mrs. Whitworth said she returned to Tryon in 1989 to student-teach in 4th grade. “I came back to Tryon six years ago in the role of Instructional Facilitator and then the county renamed the position to Content Teacher,” she noted, adding, “I am excited to say that at the end of the 2021-22 school year, I am retiring. I am so happy to retire in the same school that started my love of education.” Teacher, author, and newspaper columnist Anne Smith Haynes, is also a Tryon alumna. Mrs. Haynes said she “…entered Tryon School in the first grade in 1956. There was no kindergarten there at that time. I used to say that my kindergarten consisted of my mom and the ‘Captain Kangaroo’ television show.” She noted she “…progressed through the school and graduated from there as the class valedictorian in 1968,” adding, “My class was the next to the last class that was blessed to graduate from Tryon before the high school was split between the schools at Cherryville and Bessemer City. Amazingly enough, I returned to Tryon to teach fourth grade after having taught in Cleveland County for many years. I actually taught fourth grade in the same room where I was a fourth grader. I went there when my niece, Sandra Wallace retired and gave me her classroom.” See Tryon, Page 9

cipal to hire me in 1989 at Cherryville East School. “I was also lucky enough to be able to do my student teaching at Tryon with Mrs. Sandra Wallace in 4th grade. Mrs. Wallace taught me so many practical skills about teaching, from lesson planning to classroom management.” She continued, “I loved the old school buildings, with the wooden floors and the huge auditorium. I enjoyed participating in class plays and shows. One of my fondest performances was in 1976 when we had a bicentennial showcase. I also loved going to the old cafeteria in the school’s basement. All the meals were homemade and the lunch ladies called you by name. “It was always a fun time on the large playground with tall swings, see-saws, and a heated game of four-square. The best feeling about attending Tryon was that you had a true LEGAL NOTICE sense of community and knew that you STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA

LEGAL NOTICE LEGAL NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NORTH CAROLINA GASTON COUNTY CITY OF CHERRYVILLE CITY COUNCIL Notice is hereby given that the Cherryville Planning and Zoning Board will meet on Monday March 21st at 6:00 pm at the Cherryville Community Building 108 S. Jacob St. to hold a Public Hearing to consider the following: Rezoning request submitted by Sonya G. Ivester & Anne G. Whisnant to rezone 4233 Old Lincolnton Rd. Crouse, NC 28033 Parcel#300506. Request is to change parcel from GMC (General Manufacturing and Commerce District) to Residential R-40. All interested or affected parties are invited to attend and present any evidence or testimony in favor of / or opposed to the matter set above Derrick Mackey Zoning Administrator CE (3/09 & 3/16/2022)


COUNTY OF GASTON IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK In the Matter of the Estate of: JERRY DALE McKENZIE, Deceased ADMINISTRATOR NOTICE Having qualified on the 11th day of February, 2022 as Administrator of the Estate of Jerry Dale McKenzie, deceased, late of Gaston County, North Carolina this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Executrix on or before the 25th day of May, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment. This the 23rd day of February, 2022 C. Andrew Neisler, Jr. CLONINGER & NEISLER P.O. Box 515 Kings Mountain, NC 28086 CE (2/23, 3/2, 3/9 & 3/16/2022)





In the Matter of the Estate of: ANGELITA H. FOSTER, Deceased

Having qualified on 12th of January, 2022 as Administrator CTA of the Estate of KENNETH RAY CORN, 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, C. Andrew Neisler, Jr., Administrator CTA on or before the 18th day of May, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

EXECUTRIX NOTICE Having qualified on the 3rd day of November, 2021 as Executrix of the Estate of Angelita H. Foster, deceased, late of Gaston County, North Carolina this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Executrix on or before the 25th day of May, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment. This the 23rd day of February, 2022

This the 16th day of February, 2022.

Sydney F. Jenkins, Ex. P.O. Box 2097 Chapel Hill, NC 27515

C. Andrew Neisler, Jr., Administrator CTA Estate of: Kenneth Ray Corn P.O. Box 515 Kings Mountain, NC 28086

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Ironmen baseball men start regular season with two wins “Boys of Summer”; magic of the game back for another swing by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

Against North Gaston On Tuesday, March 1, Coach Scott Heavner’s baseball Ironmen played their first regular season matchup against the visiting Wildcats of North Gaston. The Ironmen won the non-conference game 9-5 in seven innings of play. The game was a slow starter for the Ironmen who customarily found their groove quickly enough. Leading the team in hits on the night were Collin Robinson (3 for 5); Will Fowler

(2 for 5), and Kanon Willis (2 for 4), with teammate Landon Hahn going 1 for 6. Willis had 4 RBIs and Will Heavner, who was walked four times by the Wildcats pitcher, had 3 RBIs. Juniors Fowler and Robinson had an RBI apiece. Three Ironmen batters were hit by pitches and took their base. They were Colin Huss, who later came in on a walk; Chase Miller; and Tobias Miller. Coach Heavner started Will Newsome, who struck out 2 Wildcat batters and walked 2; then went with Braden Reynolds in the third inning. Young Reynolds struck out one batter, then Huss was brought up in the fifth inning. Huss struck out one and walked two NG batters. Wil-

lis came in the sixth inning, striking out one batter and walking two. He was credited with the win. Against West Lincoln In the Friday, March 4 away game against the Rebels of West Lincoln, the Ironmen were again victorious (6-5 in seven innings) over a tough team. The Ironmen had 8 hits, getting them their 6 runs. Leading hitters for the CHS men were Landon Hahn (2 for 4; 2 runs; 3 stolen bases); Kanon Willis (2 for four; 2 RBIs); and Will Heavner (2 for 2; 2 runs; 3 RBIs). Will Fowler went 1 for 3 and had 2 RBIs while teammate Logan Hendrick went 1 for 2. Collin Robinson had 2 runs. The winning pitcher (as per MaxPreps) was Braden

Reynolds. He was followed by Logan Hendrick, who was followed by Kanon Willis, who was credited (as per MaxPreps) with a save. The Ironmen played Christ the King at Fraley on Tuesday, March 8, then (weather permitting) on Friday, March 11 will play at Fraley Field in Cherryville against the East Lincoln Mustangs in a non-conference game. The CHS men’s first SPC 1A/2A game is Tuesday, March 15, against the Shelby Golden Lions at Fraley Field. Again, please note, these games could be rescheduled due to inclement weather. (Additional information by Susan L. Powell & Danny Eaker)

Starting pitcher Will Newsome goes into his delivery, preparing to put the ball across the plate. (photos by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

Ironman Collin Robinson eyeballs the Wildcats pitch coming his way in last Tuesday’s win over the North Gaston visitors. (photos by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

CHS batter Kanon Willis takes a mighty cut in last Tuesday’s non-conference matchup against the visiting NG Wildcats.

Ironmen catcher Will Fowler stops the ball from getting away from him in the March 1 game against the North Gaston ball club.

Ironmen base runner Nathan Bookout gets back to the first base bag just ahead of the throw by the Wildcats pitcher.

CHS Lady Ironmen softball squad regular season starts Team currently has a 1-2 start in their opening games Against West Lincoln In their first regular season game, the 2022 CHS softball ladies lost to the West Lincoln Lady Rebels 4-2 on Monday, Feb. 28 in a non-conference, away game. Against Stuart Cramer Next up for the Lady Ironmen diamond queens was a non-conference away game

against the Lady Storm of Stuart Cramer, in Belmont, on Thursday, March 3. Head coach AJ Henley’s hard-playing CHS ladies barely lost this one (by one run), with a final score of 5-4. According to Max Preps sports web site, the Lady Ironmen scored a run in the first inning, getting on the scoreboard first; then pegged two (2) more runs in the 6th inning, and got their final, hard-earned run in the 7th inning.

Against Lincoln Charter This one was a non-conference home game for the Lady Ironmen, and was a great win for the team. The game score was 2-1, in favor of the Lincoln Charter Lady Eagles, in 4th inning, but the Lady Ironmen tied the game in the in short order. However, never count the Lady Eagles out as they homered and went ahead by one run in the 5th inning. The stalwart Lady Iron-

men hung on and battled back, and defeated the Lady Eagles 3-2 in 10 innings of play. The winning pitcher was Raegan Nowowiecki, for the Lady Ironmen. Weather permitting, the ladies will take the field at CHS on Wednesday, March 9 against West Lincoln, then will play again at home, as they face off against the Lady Wildcats of North Gaston. Both games are non-conference matchups.

At home on the CHS Softball Field, Lady Ironmen Rileigh Kiser takes her turn at bat against the visiting Lady Eagles of Lincoln Charter. (photos by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)


CHS Lady Ironman Raegan Nowowiecki pitching at the LC/ CHS game last week.

Ironmen first baseman Aleigha Whisnant keeps her eyes on the pitch, watching for whatever might be coming her way as the play unfolds.




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FREE PROM DRESS DISTRIBUTION. We will have a prom dress distribution for high school students at Poplar Springs Baptist Church’s Family Life Center in Shelby on Sat., March 12 (9 AM to 1 PM). There will be hundreds of dresses from size 0 to 28. There is no proof of need or cost to students. TOY SHOW & COLLECTIBLES. Saturday, April 2nd, Old Mooresboro School Gym, 308 Main Street, Mooresboro, NC 28114, 9:00AM-3:00PM. Admission $5, under 10 free; $30 setup fee, limit 3 tables, bring your own table, setup time 7:00AM-9:00AM. Call 828-3518822 or 704-692-7702.

GOLDEN DOMERS TOY AND HOBBY. visit our NEW LOCATION .....Model Cars, Die-cast Cars & Trucks, Tractors, Hot Wheels, Construction Toys, Sports Memorabilia, Autographed Items, Hard to Find Items! See Mike & Brandon Willis. We’re located at 104 Oliver Ave. (behind El Acapulco Mexican Restaurant in Boiling Springs), Shelby 704-297-0102 or 704-297-0103

SPRING FLING POP UP SHOP. There will be several small businesses selling men and women’s clothing, accessories, candles, homemade beauty products, gourmet treats, and so much more. The event will be held on Saturday, April 9th, 2022 from 10:30am3pm at The Social Event Center located inside of Eastridge Mall, Gastonia, NC 28054. The venue is on the lower level beside Curt’s. (704) 981-0936

THE DAILY COURIER IS HIRING! The Daily Courier is currently hiring for the following positions: •Full Time Sales Representative •Full Time Clerk/Customer Service •Full Time Sports Editor Benefits package available in 30 days for full time employees. Paid vacation and sick time, 401k match. If interested, please specify the position that you are applying for and send resume to: Lori Spurling c/o The Daily Courier, 601 Oak St., Forest City, NC 28043 or email EOE ELECTRICANS AND ELECTRICIAN HELPERS NEEDED. EXPERIENCE NEEDED. CLEAN DRIVING RECORD AND CRIMINAL BACKGROUND. NO OUT OF TOWN WORK. PAY DEPENDING ON EXPERIENCE (704) 538-8901 LADONNADEDMOND@GMAIL.COM ONE ON ONE CARE is hiring for full/part time in the group homes for 2nd shift. Transport experience recommended not required. Hrs are 2p-11p weekdays and 8p-8a weekends. Apply in person at 203 Lee St. Shelby CARE GIVER LOOKING TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR LOVED ONES. 20+ years. Excellent references. Bathe, light housekeeping/cooking, meds, errands. 704-974-5706 FULL TIME MAINTENANCE MAN NEEDED. Maintain rental properties. Must have valid NC Drivers license. Pay depends on experience. (704) 473-4299 PART TIME MAINTENANCE. Apartment Complex in Kings Mountain is looking for a part time handyman/maintenance technician. Painting, cleaning, carpentry, light knowledge of plumbing and electrical most helpful. Must have valid drivers license. Please call for more info. (704) 739-6591 CARPENTER AND HANDYMAN NEEDED to update rental units. Pay based on experience. 336-225-1050. PART-TIME HELP. needed on chicken farm near Casar. 704692-8752 or 704-692-7362. NEED SOMEONE to help clean house one day a week in Dallas area. Must be able to lift. 704675-2983.

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 EVERYTHING STILL ONLY $1.00! Why pay more? MIGHTY DOLLAR

EMPLOYMENT PART TIME POSITION AVAILABLE. (approximately 24 hours per week). Vending Route Driver/Merchandiser position available for Snack, Beverage Route, in the Shelby, NC area. The right candidate will be motivated, a self-starter and customer service oriented. Duties include, loading box truck with beverages and snacks, driving to accounts, filling and servicing vending machines. Vending machine service includes, collecting money, rotating products. The role is approximately 20% driving and 80% stocking, moving, loading product. Regular and repeated lifting, sliding, pushing, pulling of 40lbs is required. Base pay starts at 11/hr. Weekends off! Clean driving record required. Employees must consent to background check and drug screening. Please call 704466-3241 between the hours of 9am until 4pm Monday thru Thursday or e-mail

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 JANITORIAL / HOUSEKEEPING. Full time and part time janitorial positions in Blacksburg. 1st, 2nd, & 3rd shift available. Pay starts at $14/hr. Must pass Drug Screen. Call 864-5907675 for more information. (864) 590-7675 COATS PERFORMANCE YARN. 501 York Road, Kings Mountain, NC. 8 & 12 hour shifts. Apply within. For more info, email kimberly.durden@ or call 980-2915331.


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FUTON WITH TWIN BUNK BED Futon Mattress, Twin Bed, Ladders on each end $135.00 (704) 822-0544

FOR SALE Great Deal! 250 gallon Propane Tank $300.00 Alum Tool box $125.00 Bedliner 6.5 feet Fits 05 Ford $100.00 call 828-817-0311

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

FIREWOOD FOR SALE. Seasoned Oak by truck load also bundles. Will deliver within 15 miles of Cherryville. (704) 4353970

LOOKING TO PURCHASE VINTAGE FIREARMS. For restoring or parts. Grips, boxes, any gun related items. Rifles, pistols. Preferred 22’s. (704) 600-8560

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

RETIRED GENERAL CONTRACTOR AVAILABLE “SPECIALIZING IN DECKS” Repairs and New Construction. Rutherford/Cleveland County areas. Contact Bob at (828) 476-6058

RENT TO OWN CARPORTS, BUILDINGS GARAGES. J. Johnson Sales Inc., Forest City, NC. Call 828-245-5895.

JIM’S PAINTING SERVICES. Exterior painting only. Free estimates. You will be pleased with our work. We have references. 828-287-9272. 828-429-7511. (828) 429-7511 24 HOUR MOBILE MECHANIC. I will come to you to repair any car, lawnmower or tractor. Honest & reliable. (704) 3002332 GENERAL LAND MANAGEMENT. Bush Hogging, Backhoe & Box Blade Work. “We Do Land Clearing & Cleanup. Driveways and Roads. Tree and Debris Removal. “Reasonable Rates!” Satisfaction Guaranteed! Contact David Gregory at (256) 636-1255

YARD SALES CLEVELAND COUNTY BIG YARD SALE. Sat., Mar 12th, 2022, 8am until. Furniture, Household items, Decor’ Vintage glass, Linens, appliances, lots of misc. - Across from Cleveland Mall at 1917 E. Marion St, Shelby, NC 28152

FOR SALE WOODWORKING PLANS AND LEARN HOW to Make Money by woodworking from home - details at local website BURGUNDY COUCH $100. and 2 end tables $50 each. Good condition. (704) 4603401 1997 PONTIAC GRAND AM. 2 door, $1800. Also 1970 15 foot Glass Master boat & trailer. $900. (828) 453-1558 FOR SALE BY OWNER Don’t Wait! Kubota L2500 Tractor Starts and Runs Well 700 hours. Front End loader and Bush Hog, Good Tires. We Bought a bigger Tractor. Lawndale Area Great Condition $10,600 Call 704-418-0844

OLD MAN & A TRACTOR. Garden Tilling Service. Larry Jones, (704) 692-4079

SHIPMAN’S MASONRY- 48 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Brick, Block & Stone, Outside Fireplaces, Foundations, Underpinnings. “Free Estimates”. 1st Quality Work! (863) 532-1587


TRAILERS, EQUIPMENT, DECKOVERS, GOOSENECK DUMP. CAR HAULER, HIGH SIDE, ENCLOSED. Cash, Credit Cards, Financing, Rent to Own Options. J. Johnson Sales INC. Forest City, NC 828245-5895.


I WILL COME TO YOU! Experienced Diesel/Auto Mechanic, Welding & Tractor Work. Honest, Reliable. If no answer, leave message (704) 300-2332


CLEVELAND COUNTY GARAGE DOORS. Spring Tuneup Special, $69.95. 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.

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.

WE SELL GOLD & SILVER COINS and BARS (1 Gram to 1 Ounce). call (980) 295-5568

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USED CAMPER TOPS: BUY/ SALE/TRADE. Various sizes and styles. 828-980-0881. CARPORTS, GARAGES, RV COVERS, BOAT TRACTOR COVERS IN STOCK. Areas largest on site display. Best Selection, Options. Quality you can getting one place! J. Johnson Sales, Inc. Forest City, NC. 828-245-5895. FLAG POLES & FLAGS. 15ft., 20ft., 25ft. “All American Made!” Delivery and installation is available. J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City, NC. Call 828245-5895. SOLID OAK ROLL TOP DESK. Great condition. $500. Call or text (704) 473-6617 BUILDINGS, GARAGES, SHOPS with Concrete Slab. “We Got’Em” and “We do them Turn Key” J. Johnson Sales INC., Forest City, NC. 828-2455895. CAR TRAILER FOR SALE. $1,000 or best offer. Extra rims. 5 ft. Bushhog for $1,050. Call or text (828) 447-3627 CEMETERY PLOTS FOR SALE. 3 plots, $1600 each. Current market value is $1850 each. Cleveland Memorial Park Cemetery, Shelby, NC. Fountain Section, curbside, near office. Seller pays transfer fee. (704) 472-5963 NURSE GIFTS ON LOCAL WEBSITE Coffee Mugs, Tote Bags, Fun Fridge Magnets and now the Nurse Expo is open PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS with Scratch Pads! Press Room Printing. 704-482-2243. (704) 538-5788 STORAGE BUILDINGS. “We Buy, Sell, Trade” J. Johnson Sales INC. Forest City, NC 828245-5895. 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, (704) 473-0867 RENT TO OWN TRAILERS. DUMPS, GOOSENECK, ENCLOSED, EQUIPMENT, CAR HAULERS, ALL TRAILERS - RENT TO OWN 24, 36 &48 MONTHS. “NO CREDIT CHECK”. J JOHNSON SALES, FOREST CITY, NC 828-245-5895 “AVAILABLE NC, SC, TN, GA”. WANT A GARAGE, BARN, WORKSHOP, STORAGE BUILDING? “WE GOT ‘EM” 20’X20’, 24X30’, 30’X60’. LARGE ON SITE DISPLAY. WE DO GRADING, GRAVEL, CONCRETE, POWER, ETC..... TURN KEY. J JOHNSON SALES, FOREST CITY, NC 828-245-5895

PORTABLE WASHER AND DRYER. Portable “Magic Chef” Washer and Dryer, used once. No room. $475 for both. Call 980-404-0516.

8N FORD TRACTOR Good Metal & Rubber. Several New Parts. Starts & Runs Good. $2800 Firm. John Deere Riding Mower (Model LA145) 48” Cut, 22 HP. Looks & Runs Good. $500 Firm. (704) 466-2184

A RESTORED OLD FOOTED TUB. with hardware. $1000. By appointment only. 704-8255201.

GUITARS. 2008 CF Martin-DXIR-$390, Late 1960’s Ibanez Cherry Burst-$95. 864-6199372.

YAMAHA KEYBOARD ON METAL STAND $50; Picnic Table with Side Seats “Non Wood” $95. (704) 482-2912

SPECIALITY GLOVE LIQUIDATION SALE. SAVE UP TO 85% OFF RETAIL! All gloves only $2.99! Side Door sale, March 5th, 9am-5pm. CASH ONLY. Next to Mighty Dollar, Forest City.

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 WE BUY JUNK VEHICLES WE BUY JUNK CARS, TRUCKS AND VANS , PAYING CASH!!!! (704) 487-5244 CRESTMIDDLE@AOL.COM OLDER FURNITURE MADE BY Daniel W. Foster. 18701929. Local carpenter, my great grandfather. Also anything else about him photos, etc. 828-9801896. GOOD, USED 16’ GALVANIZED BOAT TRAILER. Call 704-678-5264. Leave message, and I will return your call.

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

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

FIREWOOD FOR SALE. Seasoned, green, all types. Dump truck load $250. Pickup load $125, short bed $100. (828) 461-2379

WANTED: OLD AND NEW AMMO. Reloading supplies. Call 828-245-6756 or cell # 828-289-1488.

1999 DODGE 1500. $800. I have ‘99 Dodge pickup, been wrecked, has some good body parts, has good 360 engine and new radiator. (704) 300-1818

CAMPER Looking for a Scotty Camper. Pay for help finding one.704-418-1388.


ASSORTMENT OF CHILTON REPAIR MANUALS. I have a large assortment of Chilton Auto Repair Manuals. Some are imports and trucks. Some Motor Manuals all are hard back copies. Best Offer! (704) 300-1818 RENT TO OWN TRAILERS. DUMPS, GOOSENECK, ENCLOSED, EQUIPMENT, CAR HAULERS, ALL TRAILERS - RENT TO OWN 24, 36 &48 MONTHS. “NO CREDIT CHECK”. J JOHNSON SALES, FOREST CITY, NC 828-245-5895 “AVAILABLE NC, SC, TN, GA”. 2 CEMETERY PLOTS $1400 or Best Offer. Westview Gardens-Bessemer City-Floral Gardens section. Seller will pay transfer fee (704) 974-4605 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. FIREWOOD FOR SALE. All types already split. Can deliver. Truck & Trailer loads, starting at $75. Will negotiate. 704-4667623

WANT TO BUY CASH FOR JUNK! Buying all CARS, TRUCKS, SUVS, VANS. No one beats our prices. Cash on spot. 24/7 pickup. 803-5047617.

TROY-BILT BIG RED HORSE tiller. Plow and wings, rear tine, one owner. 704-530-0516 FREE HORSE MANURE COMPOST Free horse manure. Great for gardens. (828) 4470652

PETS & LIVESTOCK DOGS FOR SALE. 5 bird dogs plus mother, 20 chihuahua/feist mixed. (Will stay small). $75 a piece & up. 704-473-8300. 1 YEAR OLD GREY FEMALE CAT. Spayed, shots UTD, looking for forever home. comes with litter box & pet carrier. Good with other pets. (828) 748-5935 TWO CHIHUAHUA/JACK RUSSELL PUPS Small adorable brother and sister, shots up-to-date. Male has certificate to be neutered at no cost $150 each. (803) 289-9839 2 YEAR OLD MALE GERMAN SHEPHERD. Full blooded with papers, shots UTD, comes with Igloo doghouse. $200. (828) 748-5935 MINIATURE BOAR PIG. 6 months old, has many black & white spots. 60 lbs, $150 cash. Delivery available. Call anytime. 704-300-2502

BUYING GOLD & SILVER COINS and BARS. call (980) 295-5568

BOER BILLY GOAT for breeding. Two years old. $225. 828980-5067.

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MILL-SEC K9 OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Starting at $25.00 Rutherford County area. Board and train options available. 828755-7335. GOLDENDOODLE PUPPIES MINI/MED GOLDENDOODLE PUPPIES. DOB 10/18/21. PARENTS TESTED AND CLEARED. HOME RAISED. READY TO GO NOW. UTD. $2500.00 WWW. B U T T E R F LY K E N N E L S . COM (704) 975-6226 RWENZEL54481@GMAIL.COM

ADULT QUAIL $5 EACH. Quail Chicks $1.50 ea. Quail eggs $3 per doz. 10% to 20% off adult birds. (704) 476-9943

TWO SEVEN YEAR OLD YORKIES. 1 male, 1 female. Need fenced yard or house-kept. All shots. 828-200-7441. BEAGLE/TERRIER MIX PUPS Beagle/Terrier mix puppies. Various colors. Price: make a donation to my daughters. (828) 9190244 KENNELS, DOG KENNELS, DOG HOUSES. 7x7x4, 5x10x6, 10x10x4, 10x10x6, 10x20x6, 20x20x6. Roof tops. Delivery & Installation is Available! J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City,NC. 828-245-5895.





PIGMY GOAT WITH TWO eight week old babies. Both are nannies. Sell only together. Will not separate. $350. 828248-8060.




APPROXIMATELY 8 ACRES FOR SALE. in south Shelby. Close proximity to Schools & University. 10 minutes from I-85, less than 1 hour from Equestrian Center. No clearing needed, has been in cultivation. Water on property. $1500 per acre. 704-472-5844

DUPLEX IN SHELBY. 2 bedroom 1 bath, Non Smoker, No HAP, No Pets, $600 month. Lease, references, credit/background check required. If no answer leave message. (704) 482-7504

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

HUGE, REFRESHED APARTMENTS! GREAT LOCATION! Love where you live! Available now! 2 bed/1bath; approx 1000 sqft. Come see these wonderfully modernized, huge units and beautifully restored hardwood floors and new quartz countertops. Large floorpan, ample bedrooms with two closets, eat in kitchen, washer/ dryer hookups. The property has a freshly repaved parking lot and professional landscaping; it’s beautiful. Everything you need to love where you live! Be at Home, in a Humboldt home! Chamberlain Oaks is located at 940 W Warren St in a quiet area with great access to Hwy 74. Professionally managed by Property Management Corp. Call today to schedule a tour or apply. 704-705-4513 // (704) 705-4513

RESIDENCES AT HUMBOLDT PARK Refreshed Units Available Now! Quiet, Comfortable, 55+ Community. We are conveniently located just off Charles Rd. in Shelby. Under new management, continuing improvements are being made to the units, common areas and amenities. Humboldt Park keeps getting better! Our residents enjoy our on site amenities and quiet, peaceful, park like atmosphere. Our refreshed units offer the highest quality of modern living. Humboldt Partners provides safe, clean, quality affordable housing to our residents and communities. Be at Home, in a Humboldt home. Call Property Management Corp today or come by for a tour. 715 Dellinger Rd, Shelby, NC (704) 705-4533

CARS & TRUCKS 2008 KIA SPORTAGE low mileage. Asking $4000. Please leave message and phone #. If no answer. (980) 745-5396 2011 FORD FUSION SEL. Leather inside, aluminum wheels, 111,000 miles, $5,750. 828-287-3820

VACATIONS NORTH MYRTLE BEACH CONDO. 1 bedroom, 1 bath, kitchen, living room, TVs, pool, 200 feet to ocean. 704-4736321, (704) 483-0736

BEAUTIFUL LABRADOODLES Born 11/14/2021 F2’s. No shedding, 2 males, one red, one black. I also have 2 straight haired doddles (reduced pricing) Vet checked and first shots on all. Text for more info. Located in Gaffney (864) 492-2880

TAILS UP STANDARD POODLES. AKC registered standard poodle puppies, 11 & 12 wks. Parents OFA certified, Embark tested, AKC Reunite microchipped, shots, dewormed, tails docked, no dewclaws, health certificate, ch bloodlines, 2 year guarantee, brown, black, red, apricot, cream and Partis limited 2000, full 2500 website: or Facebook page: Tails Up Standard Poodles (318) 614-1130

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ONE WEEK VACATION RENTAL AT RIPTIDE BEACH RESORT in Myrtle Beach. July 23rd-30th, 2022. One Bedroom, One Bath, Kitchen & Living Area. Nice area and within walking distance to Sea Captain’s and Magnolia Buffet. $800/$100 Deposit. (704) 4823223

HOUSE FOR SALE. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1996 double wide on 3.3 private wooded acres, approximately 1850 sq ft, brick foundation including steps and porches, open floor plan, fridge, stove, washer and dryer included, connected to county water, carpet and vinyl floors need to be replaced. Casar area. Call 704-284-3331 for more info. $149,000 OBO. Call after 5pm. Lawndale, NC 28090 (704) 284-3331 cookestacy@ TURN YOUR HOUSE INTO CASH? I PURCHASE UNWANTED RENTAL PROPERTY AND/OR STARTER HOMES. MUST BE PRICED TO SELL! “QUICK CLOSINGS”! Call 704-472-0006.


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BEACH HOUSE AT OCEAN LAKES. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, sleeps 6. Golf cart included. Weeks and long weekends available. 704-473-1494.

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From Page 6 Anne retired from Tryon and still tutors and substitutes there at various times, she said, adding, “I have always loved Tryon School because of its history and its people.” Mrs. Haynes said while at Tryon, she was a member of various clubs, including Beta Club and Science Club. As for her fondest memories, she said, “There were so many outstanding people at Tryon School including the principal, Mr. H. F. Lovingood and his beautiful wife, who was the school’s secretary. “Mrs. Lovingood was a true lady with her kindness and patience to everyone. I hesitate to mention great teachers for risking leaving some out, but the ones who stand out in my memory are Mrs. Robinson, Miss Huss, Mrs. Kidd, Mr. Saine, and Mr. Wesson.” More of her fondest memories of Tryon revolve around the way they got along with each other, she said. “The principal and teachers were fair to us and tried diligently to offer us a great education. In my mind I can still see the elementary building as well as the high school building, although they are no longer standing.” Anne’s two brothers, David and Doug Smith, also graduated from Tryon, with David finishing in 1962 and Doug in 1966. One of her favorite memories of David, she said, was when he crawled under a storage building for Mr. Lovingood to retrieve

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A list of Tryon School’s many principals throughout it 100 years of existence, minus its newest principal, Ms. Meghan LeFevers. some puppies. “Mr. Lovingood gave David one of the puppies, and we loved our Lassie for many years. Doug was the basketball and baseball player, and we watched him excel at many games.” For Principal Meghan LeFevers,, who grew up in Cherryville, she said, “I am currently the proud principal of Tryon Elementary.” She continued, “I have always been familiar with this community as I grew up in Cherryville. However, I have learned the historical significance of the Tryon community and love it more with each new fact I learn! I love the fact the first three graduates were women. In reading Tryon’s history, the community wanted to provide the best educational opportunities for their

children and have done an excellent job ensuring our community thrives each day!” Another thing Ms. LeFevers loves about Tryon is fun ties between surrounding communities. “I loved seeing Dr. Houser, my elementary school principal, who was great (at the 100th Anniversary ceremony)! She is truly the reason I wanted to become a principal! It was awesome to hear students from long ago sharing how much she changed their lives as well. The mark of a great educator will live on in the heart’s of their students, for sure!” Currently completing her fourth year at Tryon Elementary School, Ms. LeFevers said, “The students, staff, and community make this the ‘Purrrfect Place to Learn and Teach!’”

An article titled “I’m a Liberal Professor, and My Liberal Students Terrify Me,” authored by Edward Schlosser, perfectly captures our current situation. Redefining truth through the politics of personal testimony and identity, through critical race theory, and through cancel culture has unleashed a monster. Even the professors that have propagated the errant philosophy of “be your own truth” are now petrified of the practical realities. Students are turning on their mentors. Their students, based on classroom material, are formally charging them, claiming “grievous harm” at their own institutions. Their professorial campaign to radically change America is coming around to bite them in their own ivory towers. The monster is devouring its own. The monster is no match for absolute truth. This truth reflects actuality and is tethered

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to reality. God is the source and author of truth. This truth is absolute, singular, objective, authoritative, and unchanging. Honesty and truth-telling are ultimately grounded in the character of God. The truth stands independent of feelings, preferences, emotions, biases, human knowledge, and wisdom or experience. A fundamental expectation and the glue which has kept a semblance of order and trust in our lives is people speaking the truth. When truth and honesty are removed from daily genuine interactions, there is turmoil, resulting in individual and societal chaos. All authentic communication and sincere respect for one another begins with truth-telling. Truth-telling is essential for a thriving society. All human experience depends on your yea being yea and your nay being nay. Without trusting someone’s word, life, as we know it, ceases to exist. Institutions, businesses, governments, organizations, families,

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and relationships cannot function without being able to take people at their word. Truth-telling is critical for a prosperous and properly functioning market system. I can guarantee you that the relationships I developed with Fortune 500 corporations and hundreds of other companies and firms required absolute honesty and truth-telling. The marketplace demands it. Trust and integrity cemented the very basis of our well-established relationships. It also assured our students’ outstanding job placement success. But the monster’s falsehoods, being advanced by the educational elites, are doing their students a grave disservice, resulting in the students’ self-defined absurd conceptions of reality being readily apparent and overtly rejected by employers. The monster is on the loose, spreading un-truth and wreaking havoc. Only the truth can destroy the monster.

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