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After many decades apart, Shelby couple meet again; tie the knot by MICHAEL E. POWELL

For Jane Billedeaux, 83, and Harris Putnam, 82, words like “hope” and “true love” aren’t just words, they really do mean what they say. They mean happiness can happen to anyone any time, no matter how much time has passed. After all, it’s not every day, Jane said, you have an old flame call on you in order to propose to you after many decades apart and numerous marriages (with children too!) between them. The loving couple tied

the knot in November 2021 in the Walmart parking where she worked as a customer hostess. The minister was Gary Donaldson, who also worked nearby and knew Jane. Wedding guests (between 50 to 75, she said) were family and many of Jane’s fellow Walmart employees. Mrs. Putnam said she and Harris were both born and raised in Earl, went to school there and became what she called “sweethearts” there in their fifth and sixth grade years. After going their separate ways, marrying (three See COUPLE, Page 6

Jane Billedeaux and Harris Putnam getting ready to tie the knot after many years apart. (photos provided)

Mr. and Mrs. Harris Putnam, newly wedded, walking down the aisle of the Myrtle Beach Walmart parking lot where the two chose to be married.

Crisson to be inducted into 2022 Gaston County Sports Hall of Fame by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

Cherryville Elementary Principal Audrey Hovis poses with a group of youngsters whose parents and guardians brought them by the school to last Tuesday’s Pre-K registration event. (photos provided by Audrey Hovis)

Cherryville Elementary hosts Pre-K visits; tours of school on April 5 Youngsters get to see where “Little Ironmen” start their life of learning by MICHAEL E. POWELL

Cherryville’s Stan Crisson in a publicity close-up photo of him when he played for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, of the Canadian Football League. (photos provided)

CHS; JCMS student artists’ works in Gaston County art show


There’s nothing like a “meet and greet”, especially when you’re getting a “first look” at where you might be starting your life of learning. That’s just what happened as Cherryville Elementary School Principal Audrey Hovis and her staff and teachers played host on Tuesday, April 5 to a host of potential Pre-Kindergarten students and their parents and guardians who came by to check out the school. It was a great time to showcase all the school has to offer the youngest scholars who will start their long road to earning and education at one of

One of Cherryville’s sports finest is slated to be honored on May 2, along with four others with county ties, into the 2022 class of the Gaston County Sports Hall of Fame. Long-time area sportswriter and statistician, Richard Walker, noted on his website,, that the honorees will be inducted at the Gastonia Conference Center, located at 145 Dr. MLK Jr. Way, in downtown Gastonia, N.C. The guest speaker, wrote Mr. Walker, See CRISSON, Page 4

Three students take First Place in juried county-wide show by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

Cherryville Elementary Principal Audrey Hovis greets a bevy of bright-eyed and inquisitive Pre-K and Kindergarten hopefuls last Tuesday, April 5. the best elementary schools in Gaston County. A presentation was sown the kids and their parents and guardians in the school’s gym and there were treats and gifts for them as well as Mrs. Hovis and her staff and teachers answered their

questions and gave them all the grand tour. Some of the children came by a small bus and were escorted into the main entryway, then into the start of their guided tour of classrooms and the school’s See PRE-K, Page 6

Eleven Cherryville students won awards in the 2022 “Through an Artist’s Eyes” Gaston County Schools art show, with three of them – Landrie Wofford (for Mixed Media), Kiyah Huffman (for Comic Art), and Hallie Tillman (piece titled “Jump”) – taking a “First Place” award in their respective artistic areas. The See ART SHOW, Page 2


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CHS art instructor Lacey Beam Dellinger teaching a class about magazine design. (photo by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

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Wednesday, April 13, 2022


Calvin Murdock

Frank E. Pragacz

Jimmy Sisk

CHERRYVILLE – Calvin Jack Murdock, 97, of Cherryville, N.C., passed away on Aug. 11, 2021 at his daughter’s residence in Santa Barbara, CA. He was born Jan. 18, 1924 in Lynn Grove, KY, just outside of Murray, KY, to the late William Spencer Murdock and Ola Jones Murdock. He was a WWII veteran of the United States Navy. After the war, Calvin graduated from Murray State University in 1950 as a civil engineer. He moved to North Carolina in the 1950’s from Memphis, and was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and Cherryville American Legion Post #100. He was a hard worker who was formerly employed as a civil engineer with the City of Memphis Public Works, and as a Field Representative with Sinclair Oil in Memphis and Charlotte, and went on to own and operate oil distributor Cherry-Linc Oil. He loved his many friends collected over the years, horses and bird dogs, especially setters and pointers, and his daughters and grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Sue Howard Murdock; daughter, Melissa Murdock; brother, Max Murdock; and sister, Madelle Murdock Seay. Survivors include his daughter, Leslie Murdock; and grandchildren, Hannah and Micah Farfour and Max and Margot Grotstein and three great-grandsons, Luka, Leo and Elias Kachaamy. A memorial service was held at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 9, 2022 at Carpenter – Porter Funeral and Cremation Services with Rev. Mike Collins officiating. The family received friends immediately following the service at the funeral home. If so inclined, please make donations to St. John’s Lutheran Church, a community that was very special to Calvin. Condolences may be made at Carpenter – Porter Funeral and Cremation Services served the family of Mr. Murdock.

CHERRYVILLE – Mr. Frank E. Pragacz, 95, passed away on Friday, April 1, 2022 at the Robin Johnson Hospice House in Dallas. Mr. Pragacz was born on Nov. 5, 1926 in New Castle, PA, a son of the late Frank Pragacz and Frances Dudek Pragacz. He was retired from the home building industry. Mr. Pragacz was a member of St. Dorothy’s Catholic Church in Lincolnton and the Knights of Columbus. He served in the United States Navy during World War II and was a member of Cherryville American Legion Post 100. Mr. Pragacz enjoyed golfing, fishing, sports and working in his yard. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Stella Circelli Pragacz; two sisters, two brothers and a stepson, Michael L. Boies. Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Blanche Boies Pragacz of the home; a son, Frank Pragacz, Jr. and wife Sharon; a daughter, Cindy Keith and husband Bruce all of Charlotte; a step-daughter, Yvonne Hinkley and husband Mark of Davidson and a step-son Dana L. Boies of Matthews; three grandchildren, Ashleigh P. Chandler, Tara P. Hansen and Richard Keith; three step-grandchildren, John Nicopoulos, Jimmie Nicopoulos and David Boies, and five great-grandchildren. A Funeral Mass was held at 11 a.m., on Thursday, April 7, 2022 at St. Dorothy’s Catholic Church in Lincolnton, with Father David Miller officiating. The family greeted friends following the service. Burial was private. Memorials may be made to the Robin Johnson Hospice House, 5005 Shepherds Way, Dallas, NC, 28034, or to St. Dorothy’s Catholic Church, 148 St Dorothy’s Ln., Lincolnton, NC, 28092. A guest register is available at Stamey – Cherryville Funeral Home & Cremation Service served the family of Mr. Pragacz.

LINCOLNTON – Jimmy Lewis Sisk, 78 of Lincolnton, passed away on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at his residence. He was born July 6, 1943 in Gaston County to the late Kelly Wilburn Sisk and Lelia Holland Sisk. Jimmy retired from Thornburg Machine Co. in Lincolnton. He enjoyed reading westerns and loved to mow grass, always keeping a beautiful lawn. Jimmy was a loyal Lincolnton Wolves football fan. Jimmy’s motto was “You have to have a system in all you do.” In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Clarence Taylor. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 36 years, Cathy McGee Sisk of the home; son, Barry Sisk and wife Chrissy of Cherryville; daughters, Ellen Jackson and husband Chuck of Cherryville, Jamie McSwain and husband Kevin of Cherryville, and Ashley Dellinger and husband Waylon of Lincolnton; sister, Judy Taylor of Tarboro; motherin-law, Betty Cruse of Newton; sister-in-law, Beverly Lester and husband Nathan of Winston-Salem; nephews, Eugene Taylor (Rose), James Taylor (Cathy), and Cruise Lester; grandchildren, Zeb, Wes (Kayla), Emily, Macey (Russell), Gauge, Conner, and Madelyn; and great-grandchildren, Braelyn, Isabella, Lucas, Asher, and Mason. A memorial service to celebrate Jimmy’s life was held on Friday, April 8, 2022 at 2 p.m., at Piney Grove Baptist Church in Claremont. Rev. Todd Garren officiated. The family received friends prior to the service from 1 to 1:45 p.m., at Piney Grove Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105; or Carolina Caring, 3975 Robinson Rd., Newton, NC, 28658. Condolences may be sent to the Sisk family at www. The Sisk family was in the care of Bennett Funeral Service of Newton.

ARRESTS 3-21: Alexandra Lavonne Montgomery, 20, 207 S. Dixie St., Cherryville; one count of a WSOJ. $1,000 secured bond. 3-23: Christopher James Roseberry, 35, no address given; one count misdemeanor unauthorized use of a motor vehicle (call for service) and one count felony attempted common law robbery (WSOJ). $5,000 secured bond. 3-24: Amy Elizabeth Slaughter, 45, 416 N. Pine St., Cherryville; one count (WSOJ) misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. $1,000 secured bond. 3-24: Austin Daniel Long, 27, 823 Ike Lynch Rd., Dallas; misdemeanor WSOJ/ Gaston County. $1,000 secured bond. 3-27: Michael Alvin Punch, 38, 416 N. Pine St., Cherryville; one count felony possession of methamphetamine; one count each misdemeanor possession of marijuana up to ½ ounces; and possession of drug paraphernalia; two (2) counts of a WSOJ (Lincoln and Cleveland Counties); one count each of DWLR and no insurance, and no registration. Subject placed on a hold by magistrate due to outstanding probation violation, to be served at a later date. 3-27: Charles Randel Miller, 31, 100 Candice Ct., Cherryville; felony conversion (WSOJ/Cleveland County) 4-2: Samuel Andrew Collins, 42, 140 Sador St., Cherryville, was arrested at 251 St. Mark’s Church Rd., Cherryville, by GCPD officers on two (2) counts of an OFA (contempt of court/perjury/court violation). 4-2: Nicholas Barton Heavner, 49, 1202 Johnson Dr., Cherryville, was arrested at this same address by GCSO deputies on one count of a warrant from another agency. 4-3: Brian Dion Benge, 56, 2205 Buffalo Shoals Rd., Lincolnton; one count felony possession of methamphetamine and one count misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. $1,000 secured bond. 4-6: Joshua Wayne Anthony, 28, 225 Delview Dr., Cherryville, was arrested at 2525 Court Dr., Gastonia, by Gastonia PD officers on two (2) counts of a warrant from another agency . 4-6: Sheila Hayes Stillwell, 60, 416 Harrelson Rd., Cherryville, was arrested at this same address by GCPD officers on one count of trespassing . 4-6: William Richard Stillwell, 60, 416 Harrelson Rd., Cherryville, was arrested at this same address by GCPD officers on one count of tres-

passing. INCIDENTS 3-24: CPD officer reports WSOJ on unnamed suspect who had an outstanding warrant. Closed/cleared by arrest. 3-24: CPD officer reports WSOJ on listed suspect who had an outstanding OFA. Closed/cleared by arrest. 3-27: CPD officer reports possession of methamphetamine; possession of marijuana; possession of drug paraphernalia; WSOJ; DWLR; no insurance; and no vehicle registration by listed arrestee who possessed illegal narcotics and had traffic-related offenses. Seized: one marijuana grinder (value: $10). Closed/cleared by arrest. 4-1: On March 24, GCPD officers reported a new patrol investigation into a disorderly conduct/disturbing the peace incident at 313 Ridge Ave., Cherryville. 4-2: CPD officer reports possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia by listed suspect who possessed listed items. Seized: 0.10 grams of methamphetamine and one glass pipe. Closed/cleared by arrest. 4-3: Cherryville woman reports unattended death of listed victim. Closed by other means. 4-3: Cherryville woman reports burglary/B&E by unnamed person(s) damaging screen while attempting to break in a window. Case is active and under investigation. WRECKS 3-17: A vehicle driven by Kelsey Logan Miller, 26, 221 L.E. Perry Rd., Bessemer City, left the shoulder of the road (Pink St.), traveled 64 feet and struck a City of Cherryville utility pole causing the vehicle to overturn onto its top. Gaston EMS treated the three people in her vehicle at the scene. Ms. Miller told responding officer she took here eyes away from the road and as a result her vehicle left the shoulder of the road and flipped after striking the utility pole. Est. damage to the Miller vehicle: $16,000; to the City of Cherryville utility pole: $2,500. 3-22: A vehicle driven by Charles Lewis Waldroup, 74, 1012 Tot Dellinger Rd., Cherryville, told responding officer he did not stop for the red light at the W. Church St., and Delview Rd., intersection and collided with a vehicle driven by Linda Anne Wacaster, 80, 508 Delview Rd., Cherryville, that was making a left turn. No injuries reported. Est. damages to the Waldroup vehicle: $500; to the Wacaster vehicle: $2,500. Mrs. Wacaster’s vehicle was

towed to KT Towing by KT Towing. 3-25: A vehicle driven by Carolyn Barnhill Walker, 75, 604 E. Main St., Apt. 2, Cherryville, collided with a vehicle driven by Aurora Ramirez Zavala, 39, 138 Rebel Yell Ln., Cherryville, which in turn collided with a vehicle driven by Lina Darlene Huff, 67, 318 Lowry Ln., Apt. 10A, Cherryville, at the intersection of Pink St., and Church Street. Mrs. Walker told responding officer she noticed the Zavala vehicle was stopped for the red light which is when the accident happened. GEMS treated the injured from all three vehicles at the scene. Est. damages for the Walker vehicle: $5,000; for the Zavala vehicle: $4,000; and for the Huff vehicle: $500. Mrs. Walker’s vehicle was taken to Rick’s Automotive by KT Towing. 4-2: A vehicle driven by Paulette Leona Barron, 32, 306 W. Ballard St., Cherryville, and a vehicle driven by Steven Paul Ellis, 78, 1281 Black Rd., Cherryville, collided at the intersection and stop sign of Requa Rd., and Ridge Avenue. A witness told the responding officer the Barron vehicle ran the stop sign at the intersection of the two roads, and Mr. Ellis also told the RO the same thing. Ms. Barron told the RO that she had stopped at the stop sign. The Ellis vehicle struck the back left side of the Barron vehicle. Ms. Barron treated by GEMS and taken to Atrium Health, Lincolnton. Est. damages to the Barron vehicle: $5,000; to the Ellis vehicle: $4,500. Both vehicles towed by Sawyers Towing to Sawyers Towing. 4-3: A vehicle driven by Monty Darnell Neal, 64, 620 Edna Graves Way, Cherryville, told the responding officer that when he tried to come to a stop at the intersection of Academy and Mulberry Streets his brakes failed. After crossing through the intersection, he said his vehicle lost the ability to steer, which is when he collided with a utility pole just off the roadway. No injuries reported. The Neal vehicle was towed to his address by McDaniel’s Towing. Est. damages to the Neal vehicle: $2,000.

ART SHOW From Page 1 students attend Cherryville High School and John Chavis Middle School, and had their winning pieces shown at the Gaston County Museum at their third floor gallery. Lacey Beam Dellinger art teacher at CHS, said of her students and their work, “The students really put a lot of effort and thought into their work this year. Although students were led by class assignments, they really did well choosing things that they were interested in, and put their own personal voice into their work. I’m really thankful for the grant donations from CHSEF (Cherryville High School Education Foundation) that have allowed us to explore more mediums, particularly digital art. I’m really proud of our students. We brought home a lot of awards in comparison with us being one of the smallest high schools in the county. I feel like we are definitely a

CHS art teacher Mrs. Lacey Beam Dellinger with First Place Mixed Media art show winner, Landrie Wofford. Wofford’s artwork, titled, “Schizophrenia”, is seen in the background. small town with big talent.” In addition to the First Place pieces chosen by the judges for display, other pieces chosen for the exhibit were two pieces by junior, Kaci Cline (Third Place/Color Drawing and Black and White Drawing), and pieces each by seniors, Catie Spencer (Honorable Mention/Mixed Media) and Bryan Canter (Third Place/ Digital Art and Honorable Mention/Digital Art). Also chosen from CHS was a See ART, Page 3

The five John Chavis Middle School 2022 “Through an Artist’s Eyes” winners are: Hallie Tillman; Emily Allen; Mackenzie Hamrick; Kaylee Jones; and Cameryn Bell.

Smaller copies of five of the CHS pieces chosen for the 2022 “Through an Artist’s Eyes” art show for Gaston County Schools art students. (photos provided)

CHS artist Kiyah Huffman’s piece, “Clowning Around”, won First Place in Comic Art in the 2022 “Through an Artist’s Eyes” art show.

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ford said she “…basically wanted to give credit to all the many Cherryville students who took part in the contest and show, and especially to the teachers and the judges.” Additionally Wofford noted there were many

amazing student artists honored, with a strong showing from Cherryville High School’s artists. She credits this success to Ms. Lacey Dellinger, Blair Beam, and Ms. Lyndsey Lytle, who are Cherryville schools students’ art instructors.

“I am very honored to receive this award and thankful for the Gaston County Art Association and sponsors,” Landrie said. John Chavis Middle School art teacher Blair Beam said his students who had works chosen for the

ART From Page 1 piece by artist Jared Varela (junior/Third PlaceComic Art), titled, “Tyler the Creator”. For her part, Ms. Wof-

show were Kaylee Jones, Cameryn Bell, Emily Allen, Hallie Tillman, and Mackenzie Hamrick. Said Blair, “The JCMS award winners for the county-wide Gaston County Visual Art competition were a First Place in sculpture for

Hallie Tillman; Third Place in sculpture by Emily Allen; an Honorable Mention in sculpture for Mackenzie Hamrick; a Third Place in painting for Kaylee Jones; and an Honorable Mention in Crafts for Cameryn Bell.”

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Stan Crisson is third from the left, in the second row of this 60s-era Hamilton Tiger-Cats football team photo. One of his teammates was the late Bronko Nagursky, Jr., the son of legendary pro footballer and former pro wrestler, Bronko Nagursky, Sr. (photos provided)

CRISSON From Page 1 is to be “…former University of North Carolina player and administrator John Swofford.” In addition to Mr. Crisson, other inductees are Joe Eller, Bob Frye, Claude “Doc” Saunders, and Nicole Woods. Crisson, 80, was a 1959 Cherryville High School grad, and was a football, basketball and baseball standout at CHS, as well as for Cherryville’s Post 100 American Legion baseball team. According to Walker’s website, Crisson also “… was an All-ACC wide receiver and honorable mention All-American wide receiver at Duke in 1963 and finished his career with 998 receptions for 1,107 yards and 10 touchdowns with the Blue Devils.” The website continues with its glowing description of Mr. Crisson’s sports accomplishments, noting, “… Crisson would then play two seasons in the (Canadian Football League) CFL for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and helped that franchise to the Grey Cup both seasons he played; Hamilton lost the 1964 game 34-24 to British Columbia then won the 1965 game 22-16 over Winnipeg to make Crisson the first (and only) CFL champion in Gaston County history.” The Grey Cup is Canada’s equivalent to the NFL’s Super Bowl. Stan was an Eastern Division All-Star in 1965, noted Walker, adding, “Crisson had 28 catches for 486 yards (and) later coached at Duke for six years before becoming

In this split photo, a youthful Stan Crisson from his glory days playing college football with the Duke Blue Devils. a successful businessman.” Crisson himself said, via an email interview from his home in Florida, that his sports career “…started in Cherryville with Little League Baseball.” He continued, “That was the beginning of my athletic career and I found out that I loved to compete and I grew from those beginnings. I loved playing all sports at all levels and for me participating was a fun outlet. In the 50’s and 60’s there wasn’t much else to do.” Said Crisson, “From that Little League start I learned that I might have a little talent for sports and my parents and coaches encouraged me to work hard to try to get better. In high school playing three sports and summer American Legion baseball kept me busy and I loved every minute of it, and (it) most likely kept me away from mischief!” When asked if he considered himself as being a role model for all the young Cherryville (and NC) athletes who might know of him and his story, and who might

possibly hope to follow in his footsteps and replicate his successes on and off the field, Mr. Crisson had these words of encouragement. “I have never thought of myself as a role model but I suppose I probably was to some people. Now, as I think back on it I was basically a good citizen and stayed away from trouble. My encouragement to any young person who would like to pursue a career in any field – not simply sports – would be to first be a good citizen, follow the rules, work hard, be dedicated to whatever you pursue and be thankful to those who taught or coached you along the way and have some luck. Remember, the harder you work the luckier you will become.” Mr. Crisson wrapped up his comments by adding, “Much of what I have achieved, I owe my thanks to others; my wonderful parents, great coaches and teachers; (and to my) friends and those who may have encouraged me when things got tough.”

Connecting Western NC areas to high-speed internet gets boost Many rural mountain areas have limited internet access by SHELBY HARRIS Carolina Public Press

When the COVID-19 pandemic sent Sally Weldon home to work for 18 months, she had to unplug all devices that use the internet except for her computer before starting the day. Weldon’s rural home, nestled in Buncombe County’s mountains just outside Weaverville, has limited access to steady internet. In her case, that means no more than one device connected to the internet if she needs to do her

Stan Crisson gets a bit of a pep talk and some game direction from the Duke Blue Devils head coach, William D. “Bill” Murry.

Crisson appears to be in mid-air catching a pass, a punt, or a kick-off in this Duke Blue Devil game day photo.

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work as an information technology professional. “ M y granddaughter was visiting from South Korea for a while, and she had to do her remote A home in the northern mountainous region of learning, so Haywood County, where, like other rural areas she and I that dominate the county, access to broadband swapped who internet is sparse. (photo by Mark Darrough/ was using the Carolina Public Press) internet,” she said. region’s lack of broadband Weldon is one of many infrastructure, especially in Western North Carolina res- mountainous or rural areas. idents who struggle to nail Some WNC local governdown consistent internet ments are looking to ease this connection because of the See INTERNET, Page 9

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The Creed we often doubt… In the religion seem like a Gospels, fool’s maze. Perhaps we read of life has been full of a man who sorrow so as to make is having religion seem like a little talk propaganda by those with Jesus. who have abused He cries you. The best-sellout “Jesus, ing book in history, JHOAN ALFARO I believe, the Holy Bible, tells Sonrise Ministries but help my the history of a Creunbelief!” ator Who initiates He did relationships with not doubt God’s ability to His creation despite their change his circumstances. desire to become their own He doubted his own ability lords of what is good and to trust God come morning what is evil. the next day. I know what Ironically, when really that is like – to believe God good opportunities come one minute and doubt Him our way we tend to forget the next. the generosity of God, and Have you ever doubted when evil tragedies come your beliefs? Well, perhaps our way we tend to forget your life has been nothing the wisdom of God. but green lights so to make Lately, I have been

Holy Week services until April 15 The Cherryville Ministerial Association is leading the Cherryville Community Holy Week Services at the First Presbyterian Church, located on West Academy Street. Beginning April 11 and continuing daily until April 15, the services will begin at 12:05 following the theme “He Took My Place”. This year’s preaching will feature local pastors, the Reverends Will Upchurch, Vince Hefner, Scott Homsely, Zac Mayhue and Dale Hendricks. Musicians include Joe Gainey, Nancy Catena, and singers Martel Sigmon, Jeanna Spiker, Dale Upton, Randy and Gina Black, and the First Presbyterian Choir. An offering will be taken to support the ministries of the Cherryville Ministerial Association and the Cherryville Area Ministries. The services will be

broadcast over WCSL and will be livestreamed on the Cherryville Ministerial Association and the First Presbyterian Church Facebook sites. Lunch will be provided following the services in the Church Fellowship Hall through the compliments of area churches. If the weather permits, a Crosswalk is scheduled on April 15, beginning at the First Presbyterian Church on Academy Street at 1:15. The Community Sunrise Service will take place in the Cherryville Memorial Cemetery on April 17 at 7 a.m. Local pastors will lead the service with Rev. Billy Lowe presenting a first-person sermon as Simon Peter. The community is cordially invited to attend and celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ through Cherryville’s Christian Community of Churches.

8th Annual Songfest 2022 scheduled for April 23 Come join us for a night of Fellowship and Community Praise to the Lord! We have many talented voices to be heard from our town and neighboring towns around us! Cherryville Area Ministries (CAM) Board of Directors will be hosting the 8th Annual Songfest! Let us all come together as

God’s children and enjoy a night of Praise and Worship! Join us on Saturday, April 23, at 6:30 p.m., at First Wesleyan Church, Cherryville, NC. Admission is FREE. However, we will be taking up a “Love Offering” to help with the Building Fund at CAM.

City of Cherryville events APRIL April 14 – (last day) Eggstravaganza Golden Egg Hunt April 15 – Good Friday (City offices closed) April 17 – Easter Sunday MAY May 2 – 5th Cinco De Mayo Sombrero Hunt

May 19 – Third Thursday, 5 to 8 p.m. (Downtown) May 24-30 – Memorial Day Flag video For more information on these and other events call (704) 435-3451, or visit the City’s web site at www.cityofcherryville. com.

fighting the urge to shave my beard and trim the mop of hair on my head. I like to think, in some small way, that I can pull off the fashion style of one specific man in the Bible. His name? John. John the Baptist, one “greater than a prophet” according to Jesus, was a great man. He was a disciple-maker, a man of the land, and a corrector of kings. A man of courage and wit. Still, despite being such a giant, he is also one who, when faced with despair, doubted Jesus’ Messiahship – the very Man John had baptized and preached about! I have also been fighting the urge to say and do foolish things. Peter the Brave also doubted. Simon

Waco Baptist Church 262 N. Main Street, Waco 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

Moms in Prayer International impacts children and schools worldwide for Christ by gathering mothers to pray.

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

Word of Faith Ministry 306 Doc Wehunt Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-5560

Rudisill Chapel AME Zion Church 417 South Mountain Street Cherryville, NC 704-435-5621

Zion Hill Baptist Church 3460 Zion Hill Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-3355

If your church is in the Cherryville area and is not listed, please give Lorri a call at 704-484-1047 or email




All throughout Scripture, we see humans like Ruth, David, Peter, John, and others experience doubt despite their strong faith in the goodness of our Sovereign Creator. The comfort and answers you seek are found in Christ alone. So, encourage yourself in the Word of God, meditate upon it, hide it deep in your heart’s safe, and delight yourself in your heavenly Father. “…He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning nor crying nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” (Jude 22; Mt. 11; Mt. 14; 2 Cor. 4:17-18; Rev. 21:1-4)

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concerning God’s promises in the Messiah! I trust this helped John as he inched ever closer to his tragic death. Secondly, though sometimes God allows for despair to become death, the Lord often pulls us up and out of our doubts – He sets our feet on solid ground! So, Paul teaches us that whether in highs or lows, riches or poverty, sickness or health – it is only natural to doubt – but we must doubt our doubts and believe in our beliefs. Listen, I hear you! In our flesh, we start to question the goodness of God because of the reality of hell, the holocaust, depravity, politicians, corruption, starvation, and more.

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Peter would go on to see Jesus, Moses, and Elijah standing side by side; to see the first Chick-fil-A drive-through of fishes and loaves; to watch Jesus reattach a man’s ear back to his head (remember how that ear became unattached? Mt. 26:51). Still, Peter the Brave once found himself walking on water. His eyes started to focus on earthly circumstances and the Bible says, “…he began to sink.” Are you experiencing waves of despair? Let’s note two quick encouragements of Scripture. First, Jesus strengthens us despite our weakness by pointing us to His Word. Jesus responded to John the Giant by reminding him of prophecy – of Scripture

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The happy couple – Mr. and Mrs. Harris Putman.


From Page 1 lunchroom, as is evidenced by the photographs Mrs. Hovis took to record the event. Mrs. Hovis noted, via an email to the Eagle, that the registration is for the 20222023 school year. The details for those still wishing to register their children for Pre-K and Kindergarten is as follows, noted Mrs. Hovis: Kindergarten Registration – For kindergarten, a child must be five years old on or before Aug. 31, 2022, and parents/guardians must provide the following to register for kindergarten: a birth certificate or proof of parentage; a valid ID of the parent/ guardian who is registering the child; two (2) proofs of current address (such as power, water, gas, cable, internet, or landline telephone bills, lease, or mortgage); an up-to-date immunization/shot record; and a health assessment form completed on or after Aug. 17, 2021 by a certified health care professional. For more information on registering your child, she also reminded parents and/ or guardians they can also go on-line to the Gaston County School’s website at https:// and sign up them up there.

This the 30th day of March, 2022.

As for a deadline, Mrs. Hovis said, “There is no deadline but we like for them to have it (the registration forms) in before July 1. That is when I will be working on class rosters.” If you have further questions regarding Pre-K or Kindergarten registration, or need more in-depth help, you may also call Cherryville Elementary at (704) 836-9115, or Gaston County Schools main office number at (704) 368-1638.

Getting the grand tour of Cherryville Elementary’s school library, a.k.a. resource center, at its April 5 Pre-K and Kindergarten registration meeting.

Upon arrival, classmates from First United Methodist Church’s Kingdom Kids preschool program troop into Cherryville Elementary School as one of the teachers greet them.




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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 16th day of September, 2021 as Administrator of the Estate of DOROTHY ANN WYTE, 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, Denise Gantt, Administrator, on or before the 30th 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.

Two little classmates from First United Methodist Church’s Kingdom Kids preschool program check out the Little Ironmen statue inside Cherryville Elementary at last Tuesday’s Pre-K and Kindergarten registration event.



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Denise Gantt, Administrator Estate of: Dorothy Ann Wyte 5023 Beaver Dam Way Bessemer City, NC 28016 CE (3/30, 4/06, 13 & 20/2022)

Having qualified on 21st day of March, 2022 as Co-Executor and Co- Executrix of the Estate of MARTIN L. SHULL; AKA, MARTIN LUTHER SHULL, 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, Ricky Lamar Shull, Co-Executor and/or Cynthia S. Pruett. Co-Executrix, on or before the 6th day of July, 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.

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From Page 1 times for her, each ending in the death of her husband at the time), and the death of Harris’ wife, Jane said she felt it was not meant to be for her to be married. Little did she know that Harris had apparently never forgotten her and set about trying to find her. He did by going to the Earl post office, she said, and asking if they knew if she still lived there. Though she worked at a Walmart in Myrtle Beach, S.C., she still had her house in Earl and just happened to be visiting with family, so was back in town. “I was home (August 2021) for a nine-day vacation from my job at the Myrtle Beach Walmart. Harris called me and we met at 8:30 a.m., on a Tuesday. He brought me a big, beautiful bouquet of roses. They were so big I couldn’t see him behind them!” she said, smiling. “He took me to Tryon to see waterfalls; he loves waterfalls. We were together eight of the nine days I had off.” Jane said Harris must have still had some feelings for her in the 64 years they were apart, but it still hit her, as she said, “…like a ton of bricks” when he proposed to her. “He said he wanted to marry me before Thanksgiving, but I didn’t give him an answer right then,” she said.


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She wanted to talk to her best friend, her daughter, Frances Pruitt. After that Jane said she felt she had to say “Yes!” to Harris. Harris, said Jane, worked for the government for 30plus years, retired from that, then worked at the Charlotte-Douglas Airport for a number of years. The two are very active, she said, with there being three months difference in age between them, she noted, adding that she is the older of the two of them (her: March 27, to his: June 13). Jane said she knows their wedding has even been on Google, adding she is grateful it has touched so many lives in a positive manner. “Our story has given so many of all ages hope; that they too can find someone; find love. Don’t give up! Anything can happen.” she said. Of their wedding, she said, “It’s like a big dream! It’s like a plaque we saw in Walmart about good things are yet to come. We bought it before our wedding. It’s now hanging in their bedroom in our house. Harris loves it as he is very romantic! I could not have gone out and found a better man than him.” In closing, Jane, who still works as a customer hostess at the Shelby Walmart, said, “I am blessed; we are blessed. The Lord has been so good to me; to us.”

Mrs. Audrey Hovis, Principal of Cherryville Elementary, answers a couple of questions from some of the youngsters who visited the school last Tuesday, April 5.


The groom, Harris Putnam, holds the hand of his new bride, the former Jane Billedeaux, as minister Gary Donaldson presents them to the wedding guests.

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CHS baseball Ironmen lose two games to East Gaston Warriors Will Heavner (1-3); Kanon Willis (1-2);and Tobias Miller (1-2).

Ironmen are 7-6 overall; 4-4 in SPC 1A/2A play by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

The CHS baseball Ironmen came up with back-toback away and home losses on Wednesday, April 6 and Thursday, April 7, respectively, to the Warriors of East Gaston High School. Against East Gaston (away) This game, originally scheduled for April 5, was played on April 6, and resulted in a 0-6 loss for the visiting Ironmen. Pitcher Eli Newsome took the loss in this one. Hitters for the Ironmen in this matchup were Chase Miller (1-3);

Against East Gaston (at Fraley Field) The two teams – the Warriors and the Ironmen – met again, this time at Fraley Field, but the results, though not as tough on the young men as their previous loss, was still not what they wanted as the Warriors batters managed to get an 8-5 win over the scrappy Ironmen, who stayed in the game for nine innings of play. Hitters for the CHS men in this one were Landon Hahn (2-5); Will Heavner (2-5); Will Fowler (2-5, in on a walk, 2 RBIs); Kanon Willis (2-5, 2 RBIs); Collin Robinson (3-4); and Tobias Miller (1-5, a double, one RBI). Chase Miller got on

base on a walk. Coach Heavner’s starter, Brayden Reynolds, struck out two batters and walked one. Willis came in relief and finished the game, striking out four and walking two. The Ironmen squad had five runs off of 10 hits in this losing endeavor. They played at home on Tuesday, April 12, against Highland Tech, then are scheduled to play them away on Thursday, April 14 at 7 p.m. According to the team’s schedule they are away at the Beach Diamond Invitational Monday through Friday, time and place TBA, as per the schedule.

Ironmen first baseman Tobias Miller has the ball for the out on the East Gaston batter. (photos by MEP/The Eagle)

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

CHS batter Landon Hahn swings, connects, but wound up with a foul called.

Ironman Landon Hahn gets a hit and gets on first in last week’s game at home against the East Gaston Warriors.

Ironmen first baseman Tobias Miller slides into third base as the Warriors third baseman bobbles the throw.

The East Gaston Warriors catcher does a good job of stopping the ball from getting away from him as CHS batter Will Fowler watches.

CHS batter Logan Hendrick watches the ball as it bounces in front of the plate in last week’s game at Fraley Field between the Ironmen and the East Gaston Warriors. Brayden Reynolds, starting pitcher for the Ironmen in last week’s home game against the Warriors of East Gaston, in action on the mound.




CHS soccer ladies lose to TJCA Lady Gryphons The Lady Ironmen soccer team in action last week, Thursday, April 7, at home against the visiting Lady Gryphons of Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy. The Lady Gryphons got the win.

Lady Ironmen Cameron Cash tries getting the ball around the Lady Gryphons defender. (photos by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)


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Lady Ironmen netter Sarabeth Moyer takes the ball down the pitch at last Thursday’s home game against TJCA. See more photos on page 10.

Lady Ironmen senior soccer player Landrie Wofford attempts to steal the ball from the TJCA Lady Gryphons midfielder.

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EMPLOYMENT INDUSTRIAL CONSTRUCTION WORKER NEEDED. Some experience necessary. Must have own transportation. 40 hrs. week, $17 per hour, based on experience. (704) 435-1065

NURSING HALL OF FAME Dr. Wanda Lancaster, a Shelby native, was recently inducted into the East Carolina University College of Nursing Hall of Fame. She is the daughter of Louse Lancaster & the late Melvin Lancaster of South Shelby & a graduate of Shelby High School. Dr. Lancaster is an Associate Professor & Director of the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Concentration at ECU. She is a board certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with a dedicated career in clinical practice & education. The CON Hall of Fame recognizes significant & impactful contributions to the nursing profession. MEDICARE AND YOU. Learn About Your Medicare Options... You’re Invited! to a FREE Medicare Workshop. Two Dates and Locations (Tuesday, April 19th at 9am at Lilly Bean, 108 E. Warren St., Shelby AND Tuesday, May 3rd at 11am at Golden Coral, 1712 E. Dixon Blvd., Shelby). Call to Reserve Your Seat 704-489-6970, NC Insurance Exchange, Inc. (sponsored by: NC Insurance Exchange. * Not connected with the U.S. Government of Federal Medicare program.

FULL TIME GROUNDS KEEPER NEEDED. Maintain landscaping for rental property. Must have valid NC Drivers license. Pay depends on experience. 704-473-4299 FOREST CITY SATURDAY YARD HELPER NEEDED. For 5 hours 9:30 to 2:30 pm pulling weeds, small projects, cleaning outdoor surfaces, mowing grass, etc. Must be able to lift/carry 40lbs up and down hills, occasionally. (828) 467-0942 1autoeng@gmail. com LOCAL COMPANY IN BELMONT, NC is looking to fill several positions. Part time help needed 40 hours per month starting in early May doing internet research and document editing for a government contractor. Hours are flexible. No experience necessary but basic computer skills preferred; will train as needed. To qualify, you must have a VALID NC driver’s license or State ID and live in a qualified HUBZone. To determine if you live in a HUBZone, go to https://maps.certify.sba. gov/hubzone/map and enter your address. Once you have entered your address, it will state whether your address qualifies or not. If interested and qualified, please send your name, address, and phone number to, or call Stacey at (704) 461-8680. CARE GIVER LOOKING TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR LOVED ONES. 20+ years. Excellent references. Bathe, light housekeeping/cooking, meds, errands. 704-4723472.

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

CASSANDRA KING CONROY. The Cleveland County Friends of the Library presents An Evening with Cassandra King Conroy, April 26, 2022. The event will include dinner and a talk by the author, “The Power of Storytelling to Transform Lives”. Cassandra King Conroy is an award-winning author and the wife of the late Pat Conroy. Tickets go on sale Monday, March 28 and can be purchased at the Eugenia H. Young Library in Shelby or on EventBrite and are $35.00 per person. The event begins at 6:00 p.m. at the LeGrand Center in Shelby. (704) 472-0521

EMPLOYMENT FUEL TECH POSITION NOW AVAILABLE. Will Train. Starting Salary of $45,000 annually. Must Have Driver License, iPad Experience A Plus. Some Travel Required. www. (980) 9009694 gene@fuelcleanofnc. 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.

JIM’S PAINTING SERVICES. Exterior painting only. Free estimates. You will be pleased with our work. We have references. 828-287-9272. 828429-7511. (828) 429-7511 J & M LAWNCARE SERVICE. Reasonable Rates! “Shelby area.” Mowing, trimming, edging & blowing. Insured! (704) 974-9981 RETIRED GENERAL CONTRACTOR AVAILABLE. “SPECIALIZING IN DECKS” Repairs and New Construction. Rutherford/Cleveland County areas. Contact Bob at (828) 476-6058 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, drugfree, he’s an all around great guy and handyman, so call Rob today and see what I can help you with. 980-295-0750. CLEVELAND COUNTY GARAGE DOORS. Spring Tune-up Special, $69.95. We will check all your equipment lube, make sure it’s working correctly. We repair broken doors. Also offering new installations. 704-477-9119 or 704-472-9367. HAIR CUTS, COLORS, AND STYLES!!! Guys and Dolls Hair Salon! Call Stacey Wallace @ 704-473-5310 and Schedule your appointment to get your new look. Walk ins also welcome. 1440 E Marion St., Shelby BUSHHOGGING / MOWING. Bushhoging/mowing in Rutherford and Cleveland counties. Please contact (704)-4667487. Thanks (704) 466-7487

IN NEED OF PARTS PULLER. Auto Parts of Shelby. Must have own tools. Apply in person at 1021 County Home Road, Shelby, NC 28152. 704-487-5234. NEED A CAR DISMANTLER. Auto Parts of Shelby. Apply in person at 1021 County Home Road, Shelby, NC 28152 704487-5234 (704) 472-4666 NOW HIRING FOR TEACHERS. Bloom CDC. Ask for Tina Pettis. (704) 313-7019

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 704-2970103


NOW HIRING FOR TEACHERS. CONNECTED KIDS CDC. Call Mandy or Erica. (704) 487-5792 COATS PERFORMANCE YARN. 501 York Road, Kings Mountain, NC. 8 hour shifts. Apply within. For more info, email kimberly.durden@ or call 980-2915331. CHERRYVILLE, NC, PART-TIME CHURCH SECRETARY Part-time secretary. Office hours are 8-12 Mon-Fri. Qualifications: HS diploma, MS Office experience, basic bookkeeping & organizational skills. (704) 435-6069 HELP WANTED: RIVERSIDE RIDING STABLES. Trail Guide, own transportation, dependable, prefer female. Full/Part-time. Must have experience with horses. Serious Inquiries Only! 828-288-1302. 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) 480-9340

BUSINESS SERVICES COMPUTER REPAIRS AND MORE!! Free estimates with computer repairs, virus clearing, data recovery and forgotten passwords. Need help setting up a new application on your cell phone or how to use them? Do you have a Ring doorbell you still need to hook up? I can help! Serving Cleveland County and surrounding areas. Call Tim (661) 3126159 saveyourearth@live. com REASONABLE RATES LAWNCARE. Mow, Trim and Edge. 704-472-4737. TRIPLE D PAINTING, LLC. All your painting needs. Free estimates. Over 25 yrs experience! Facial board replacement available!!! Making your home, building or business look new again. (704) 4185736 childresstracy1@gmail. com

HOME REMODELING. Interior and exterior remodeling. Tile, decks, flooring, we do it all! Call Charlie today for your free estimate! (828) 244-7087 charliejohnston32@gmail. com HANDYMAN SERVICES. NOW IS THE TIME. Over 25 years Exp! Install Replace Hot water Heaters, Mulching, Trees and Bushes trimmed, Minor Repairs,Ceiling Fans, Mini Blind Installation, Any Handyman Services. No Job too Big or Small! References available. We will show up and do the job. Call us first, 704692-4449. CAMP’S COMPLETE LAWN CARE and RESIDENTIAL FENCING. “30 + Years Experience”. Call Donnie at (704) 480-7405 I WILL COME TO YOU! Experienced Diesel/Auto Mechanic, Welding & Tractor Work. Honest, Reliable. If no answer, leave message (704) 300-7590 SHIPMAN’S MASONRY- 48 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Brick, Block & Stone, Outside Fireplaces, Foundations, Underpinnings. “Free Estimates”. 1st Quality Work! (863) 5321587 24 HOUR MOBILE MECHANIC. I will come to you to repair any car, lawnmower or tractor. Honest & reliable. (704) 300-2332






MAUSOLEUM OF SERENITY. Crypts 119 and 120 sixth level patio tandem at Hillcrest Gardens, Mt Holly, NC. Seller pays transfer fee. $4500. Contact (704) 813-9795

PORTABLE SEWING MACHINE, NEW GAS GRILL. shop vacuum, tool box on wheels, push mower, weedeater and blower, planter and many other garden tools. 704434-9540, leave message; 704-692-6729

YARD SALE. Mon., Apr 11th15th, 2022, from 8:00 AM 2:00 PM. Fabric, emb thread, regular sulky thread, notions etc. Household items, craft items, something for everyone. Please email me before coming. Bills Creek area Lake Lure, NC 28746 (828) 691-5978 sudie5758@


LAWN MOWER FOR SALE. Best Offer! Toro self propelled push mower. Hasn’t been used in three years. Excellent condition. (704) 524-8761 STORAGE BUILDINGS. “We Buy, Sell, Trade” J. Johnson Sales INC. Forest City, NC 828-245-5895.


CHROME TEXAS CHEVROLET. WHEELS 6 LUGS. CHEVROLET TEXAS WHEELS SET OF 4, 22X9.5 WITH 305/40/22 TIRES (1500 MILES ON TIRES, WHEELS LIKE NEW!) $1200 CALL (704) 460-5965 OLD GAMBLING MACHINE $150 Would make a good man cave piece. (704) 3001818 kim_hopper@bellsouth. net SAMSUNG 65” BRAND NEW TV. 4K Smart TV, in box, $440; 55” used TV, MG w/remote, $175: Watch 2000 Adult Channels $25. (704) 962-9007 3 DOG KENNELS. (2) 6’x10’ and (1) 4’x10’. Chain link. Like new. All 3 for $250. (704) 6928001 DRIVE COLBALT MOBILITY CHAIR. Mobility Chair for under 175 lbs., 2 years since new motors. Some wear does show, delivered, warranty, training. Call Scooterman John for a picture. (704) 951-4224




BUILDINGS, GARAGES, SHOPS with Concrete Slab. “We Got’Em” and “We do them Turn Key” J. Johnson Sales INC., Forest City, NC. 828-245-5895. ALL METAL GARAGES. Big Discounts! Zero down. Call for more details. 828-382-0455. 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

REFRIGERATORS, STOVES, WASHERS, DRYERS. Discount Prices. 1205 Earl Road, Shelby NC. (704) 487-4443 FLAG POLES & FLAGS. 15ft., 20ft., 25ft. “All American Made!” Delivery and installation is available. J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City, NC. Call 828-245-5895. 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. RENT TO OWN CARPORTS, BUILDINGS GARAGES. J. Johnson Sales Inc., Forest City, NC. Call 828-245-5895.




TRANSPORT CHAIR $85. Red transport chair, 250 lb limit, like new. Call Lynn (843) 343-6890

STORAGE AUCTION. Saturday, April 23, 9am, Mountain Storage of Lake Lure, 926 Bills Creek Road, Lake Lure, NC 28746. Call 828-625-8988

ATTIC SALE. Sat., April, 23rd. 7:30 AM-1 PM. Washer/ Dryer, Glassware, Clothes, Shoes, Home Decor’ and etc. 380 Woodlawn St., Belmont, NC 28012

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4 WHEEL SCOOTER $795.00. Pride 4 wheel scooter, 2020 model, charger, basket, delivered with a tech warranty. Call Scooterman John (704) 951-4224 HORSE QUALITY HAY. Square and round bales. Call (704) 487-6855 PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS with Scratch Pads! Press Room Printing. 704482-2243. (704) 538-5788

RENT TO OWN DUMP TRAILERS. 7 ton $1400 down, $599 month. 5 ton $1000 down, $399 month. Limited supply. “Rent to own on all trailers”. J. Johnson Sales Inc. Forest City, NC 828-245-5895. 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.704434-6389, (704) 473-0867 ONE BURIAL PLOT FOR SALE. At Cleveland Memorial Park, $1,200. Call (704) 6920402 NEW 4 FT. AERATOR. will hold water. $325. New in box Leupole VX-Freedom, 3x9X40, Matt 1 in. Ultimateslam -$225.00. 704-739-7621. 2021 PRIDE SCOOTER Cover, Lift and Charger. New Battery. $2300 OR OBO. 704884-5428 serious inquires only. LIMBER COB CORN SEEDS $8.00/lb; Martin Gourds, $1.00 and up. (704) 538-8893 FOUR GRAVE PLOTS. In the Fountain Section of Cleveland Memorial Park. Sell all four for $1300 with the buyer paying the transfer fee. (704) 751-7739 VINTAGE T-SHIRTS (100110) “All New”. Featuring All Types Of Advertising & Logos (Example Cigarette Brands) Sizes Large & Extra Large. All In One Buy for $3 Each. Grave Plot at Westview Gardens on Edgewood Road in Bessemer City (Includes Marker) $1500 Negotiable. (704) 685-2507 WESTERN SADDLE 17 INCH, like new, $225. Braided hall runner rug 9x2’ $60. Vintage Gone With The Wind plates $10 each. 1950s walnut dressing table with three-way mirror $325. 828-429-3884. TWO CEMETERY PLOTS FOR SALE. $2500 for both. Plus transfer fee. Cleveland Memorial Park Cemetery, Shelby, NC. David Whitaker (704) 434-7760

USED CAMPER TOPS: BUY/SALE/TRADE. Various sizes and styles. (828) 9800881 PRIDE MOBILITY MEDICAL LIFT RECLINER. Red fabric and battery backup. Cost $1200, asking $200. Good condition. (704) 482-4966 4X4 ROUND BALER. Electric Tie. Used last year, $4000. 6 ft. Box Scrape (Like New), $400. 4 Wheel Hay Wagon, 8”X18’ Oak Flooring “kept in bar” $300. 16ft. Stoll Cattle Trailer in very good condition $4,500. 704-718-8015. PLASTIC SOLID TOP DRUMS GREAT FOR PLANTERS. Food Grade Totes #1 and #2 Totes. Feed Drums & Burning Barrels. 15 Gallon Plastic Solid Top Barrels. Call Jeff in Hickory (828) 327-4782 FIREWOOD FOR SALE. Long wheelbase load. Fully loaded. $70.00/load. Delivered. 864-492-4793 or 803627-9408. RIDING/PUSH MOWERS, GARDEN TILLERS, GOKARTS, MINI-BIKES. Ready to mow. All in excellent condition. Can deliver, 30+ years experience in repair work. 828-980-0853, 704-4769383.

WANT TO BUY WOULD LIKE TO BUY CEMETERY PLOT. Located in Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain, NC. (864) 266-7962 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 BUY JUNK CARS, TRUCKS AND VANS, PAYING CASH!!!! (704) 4875244 I HAVE A 22 RIFLE. Single shot, bolt action and need the bolt. Noble make, Model 20A. 828-289-1907. 16’ BUMPER PULL CATTLE TRAILER. Please call (704) 487-5480 WANT TO BUY CARS, TRUCKS. Trailers, Tractors, Farm Equipment. Must have ID and proof of ownership. Callahan’s Towing. (704) 6921006 DANNY’S AUTOWERKS. Buying used or junk cars. Competitive prices. Call Danny 828-289-3081 or Jimmy 828-289-1175. LOOKING TO PURCHASE VINTAGE FIREARMS. For restoring or parts. Grips, boxes, any gun related items. Rifles, pistols. Preferred 22’s. (704) 600-8560 WANTED: OLD AND NEW AMMO. Reloading supplies. Call 828-245-6756 or cell # 828-289-1488.

FARM & GARDEN DEUTZ ALLIS TRACTOR. 26 HP diesel includes 5 ft. bush hog and 4 ft. box blade, 1989. Steering easy for woman or man. Quick change implements, 1200 hours. $6900. (828) 228-4016 FESCUE HAY 4x5 round bales fescue hay, $35$40. (704) 215-0214 FORD TRACTOR FOR SALE. Model 860, Runs great, new tires. Lots of new parts. $4,800 or OBO. Call Randy for more info:704-4727800.

PETS & LIVESTOCK GERMAN POLICE AND LAB MIX, $300. Bird dog, $75; small Chihuahua and Feist mix, $75. All male. (704) 4738300 AKC ENGLISH COCKER SPANIEL PUPPIES. 10 weeks old. Golden. Ready to go to new home. $1600. Call or text, 704-806-6422. Serious inquiries only.


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INTERNET From Page 4 struggle with the help of the American Rescue Plan Act, federal funding intended to help the nation recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Per the U.S. Department of the Treasury, broadband expansion is one of the acceptable ways to spend ARPA money as the pandemic, which made work and school largely reliant on internet service, emphasized the importance of widespread internet access. “The urgency of the digital divide became really obvious,” said Nate Denny, secretary for broadband and digital equity for the N.C. Department of Information Technology. “If you’ve got a couple of kids learning from home, a couple of parents working from home, and you’re trying to see your kid’s pediatrician on a telemedicine app, you need much higher (internet) speeds.” A pandemic and the importance of broadband With children logging in to school from kitchen tables and myriad professionals shifting work from offices to living rooms, it became clear to local governments, especially those presiding

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over rural areas, that there should not only be access to the internet everywhere but also access to good internet everywhere. Buncombe County, where the state’s IT department reports only 0.15 percent of residents not having access to the internet, is using a portion of its ARPA money to improve underperforming internet connections. While only a small percentage in the county lack internet access altogether, what they do have access to isn’t consistently high-quality, highspeed broadband. “The majority of the country is served because they can get something,” Tim Love, Buncombe County’s director of economic development, said referencing the Federal Communications Commission’s definition of “served” as meaning a connection of 25 megabits per second for download and 3 Mpbs for upload – about enough for one device to stream a show. “Our point is you can use 25/3 if you want to, but in reality, that’s not good enough. You can’t jump on multiple Zoom calls. You can’t have a kid at home (doing schoolwork). You can’t run a small business.” Buncombe County, Love said, is following different criteria for what’s considered acceptable internet – 100

Mbps by 20 Mbps, or enough for multiple devices to access the internet at the same time. According to the state’s Information Technology Department, about 92% of Buncombe County has this speed of internet. But the percentage is significantly lower in other areas of Western North Carolina, such as Graham County, where only 5 percent have 100/20. According to census data, roughly 22 percent of households in Western North Carolina’s 18 counties do not have access to broadband cable, fiber optic or digital subscriber lines – which are considered the most stable internet access providers and most likely to provide 100/20. Cable, fiber and DSL use external infrastructure, such as underground cables, to provide fast internet and are installed by internet providers, such as Spectrum and AT&T. While this infrastructure is commonplace in densely populated cities, rural homes like Weldon’s scarcely have access to it and have to source internet access from other services, such as satellites. Census data shows roughly 10 percent of WNC households use a satellite internet provider. But Weldon doesn’t have access to satellite internet

because of the thick layer of trees covering her home. Instead, she gets internet service through Frontier Communications, which she’s able to get because she also has a home phone line. “We get about a point to 8 megabits per second,” Weldon said. “(It will) still support things like streaming, so we stream Hulu and Netflix like everybody else. But we also don’t check our phone, email or Facebook on our phones while it’s happening, or (the internet) stalls out. “Internet through a phone line is not a reliable resource anymore.” ARPA for broadband To assist people like Weldon, some WNC local governments are pledging some of their ARPA funds to broadband infrastructure projects. Buncombe, Haywood, Rutherford and Transylvania counties have allocated or earmarked money for the initiative. Buncombe, Haywood and Transylvania have approved using ARPA funds to match the Growing Rural Economies with Access to Technology grant, a program in which the state works with internet providers to expand broadband access. Local governments match what the state invests in the GREAT grant.

Page 9 Though other counties in the region have not allocated federal recovery dollars toward broadband projects, they still may see ARPA benefit their internet accessibility and quality as the state government has earmarked more than $5 billion for the cause. North Carolina distributed a portion of its ARPA money to localities that did not receive the funding directly from the federal government. Additionally, following the recommendations of Gov. Roy Cooper, the state legislature divided the remaining ARPA dollars into statewide programs, including broadband expansion. Denny said $350 million of the state’s ARPA money will go toward supporting the GREAT grant. Like Buncombe County, North Carolina is acknowledging the disconnect between what’s considered “served” and prioritizing projects that bring 100/20 internet to households, Denny said. In addition to the GREAT grant, the state is also using ARPA funds to work with local governments through a $400 million Completing Access of Broadband program in which local governments can work directly with internet providers to expand and improve access. A $90 million Broadband

Stop Gap Solutions project will also allow local governments more freedom to work directly with providers to identify specific broadband issues. Despite these programs, solutions that mean solid internet connection can seem far off to people like Weldon and her neighbors, who regularly talk about options to improve their connections. They quickly run out of ideas – left with no choices other than spotty internet through phone lines or satellites. “I’m thinking through it, trying to keep my husband from doing something rash, like ordering some satellite internet that’s not going to work for us that we’re on a four-year contract for,” she said. The dedication of federal COVID relief dollars to solve the issue of broadband makes Weldon hopeful for improvement – that students won’t be kicked off the internet mid-algebra lesson, professionals won’t be left staring at a frozen Zoom screen, and she’ll never have to ask her husband to turn off his phone so she can work. “If electricity can go somewhere, then internet should be there, too,” Weldon said. “And it should be quality internet.”




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FREE PIGS TO GOOD HOME!!! 3 sibling pigs; 2 females and 1 neutered male that are looking for a new home. They are 3 years old and have been very well taken care of. Family no longer able to give them the attention they deserve. They are mostly black with some white markings, weigh round 50 pounds. Rutherfordton, NC Area. If interested call Ami 828-286-0700 Or call or text Jena 828-429-7256

ADULT QUAIL $5 EACH. Quail Chicks $1.50 ea. Quail eggs $3 per doz. 10% to 20% off adult birds. (704) 4769943

KENNELS, DOG KENNELS, DOG HOUSES. 7x7x4, 5x10x6, 10x10x4, 10x10x6, 10x20x6, 20x20x6. Roof tops. Delivery & Installation is Available! J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City,NC. 828-2455895. REGISTERED ROTTWEILER PUPS Tails docked and dew claws removed. Vaccinations and worming up to date. Nice big pups. $1400. (828) 447-9976 v8babydoll@ BEAUTIFUL GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES. Ready to go to their forever homes. $500 each. Please call for details (980) 888-6331 DOGS FOR SALE. 1 miniature male poodle, 8 months old, apricot, CKC - $1,200. Black male puppies, CKC $1,200. 828-289-8844. GOLDENDOODLE PUPPIES Multigenerational F1B. Non shed coats, CKC registered and vet exam, $1500, www. clearcreekgoldendoodles. com (828) 546-2757

LABRADOODLE Labradoodle, medium size, Male. Has had his shots, wormed and looking for a good home now. Parents tested and cleared. Born 12/16/21. $500 (252) 999-0720 mlshirley@msn. com AKC CANE CORSA PUPPIES. Ready to go. Contact Ronnie for more info. (704) 974-2716


SPRING SPECIAL! THREE BLACK & THREE CHOCOLATE Lab puppies. AKC Registered. Parents on site. Champion Bloodline. Excellent disposition. Vet checked and ready to go! $700. (704) 914-8241 BLUE TICK BEAGLE PUPPIES. 1st shots & wormed. Parents on site. Ready to go. $250 each. (704) 692-6787 GOLDENDOODLE PUPPIES. F1. CREAMS AND parti. Two litters of cream and parti F1 Goldendoodles. CKC. First shots. Dewormed 3 X’s. Call for more information (828) 962-2217

2006 NISSAN FRONTIER 130,000 miles, $7500.00, clean inside & out! Need to see & drive to appreciate! South Shelby. Serious inquiries only. (704) 4822870 2003 CHEVROLET CORVETTE. 50th Anniversary Edition Convertible, Red, Automatic $12,000 ; 2009 Harley Davidson Electric Glide Ultra $7500 (704) 300-9223 2002 CHEVROLET CAVALIER. Automatic, New Brakes & Rotors, and New Rear Tires. Good Condition! $1800 (864) 838-1392 2007 FORD EDGE. Burgundy, tan interior, good tires, daily driver, 200K miles, very good condition. $5,200. Call (828) 447-0774


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Wednesday, April 13, 2022

City of Kings Mountain Announces

2022 “Live at Patriots Park” concert series line-up starts May 7 Bands to take the stage at Liberty Falls Amphitheatre beginning May 7 Live entertainment is back at Patriots Park! The City of Kings Mountain is proud to bring live music back to Downtown Kings Mountain with the 2022 “Live at Patriots Park” Concert Series. The series, brings a diverse group of entertainers to the Liberty Falls Amphitheatre covering Beach, Rhythm and Blues, Soul, Classic Rock and much more! “The only thing that is better than music - Live music,” says Christy Conner, Special Events Director with the City of Kings Mountain. “We have a top-notch diverse group of talent scheduled to hit the stage. They are some of the hottest bands currently trending in the entertainment industry.” Each concert will begin at 6:00 PM. The line-up for this series includes: • 5/7 - Who’s Bad? The

Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience-Opening Act, Party Prophets with Gene Pharr and Cindy Floyd • 6/4 - A1A-The Official and Original Jimmy Buffett Tribute Show-Opening Act, Blackwater Rhythm and Blues Band • 7/16 - Tell Me Lies The Fleetwood Mac Experience-Opening Act, The Tonez • 9/10 - Freebird - The Ultimate Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute-Opening Act, Dirty Grass Soul • 10/1 - The Prince Experience-Opening Act, New Local A concert series would not be complete without a cruise-in. Each night of the series, local car enthusiasts will line Railroad Avenue and West Gold Street with their favorite street or

WHO’S BAD? The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience

THE PRINCE EXPERIENCE stock cars. Special guests will be on hand to make these cruise-ins even more special. The cruise-ins will start at 5:00pm each night of the concert series. All makes and models are welcome. Great food and a beverage garden will be available for concert goers each night of the series as well.

For more information on the concert series or cruise-in, contact the City of Kings Mountain’s Special Events Department at 704-730-2101, or visit their website at www. KingsMountainEvents. Com. You may also visit their Facebook page at @ cityofkmspecialevents.

CHS Lady Ironmen softball currently 8-4 overall

CHS girls soccer players Sarabeth Moyer and Faith McDowell in action last Thursday, April 7, at Rudisill Stadium in a home game against the Lady Gryphons of Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy. (photos by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

And it’s no goal for the Lady Gryphons as their kick sails over the Lady Ironmen’s goal. In spite of playing a hard game, the CHS ladies didn’t get the win in this one.

The CHS Lady Ironmen softball team defeated the Lady Warriors of East Gaston 11-0 in an away game on Wednesday, April 6. Raegan Nowowiecki was the winning pitcher in this game. The home game between the two teams was canceled and has been rescheduled, barring any inclement weather, for Thursday, April 28. The ladies are scheduled to

play the Lady Rams of Highland Tech at CHS on Tuesday, April 12, and again on Friday, April 15, at Highland Tech. Their Easter Tournament is Tuesday, April 19 and Wednesday, April 20, and will see them host West Lincoln, North Gaston, North Lincoln, East Lincoln, and Kings Mountain. The ladies are currently 8-4 overall and 6-1 in SPC 1A/2A play.

Lady Ironmen softball head coach AJ Henley talks with the ladies at the last Burns home game. (Eagle/CF Media file photos by Michael E. Powell

A1A - The Official and Original Jimmy Buffett Tribute Show

TELL ME LIES - The Fleetwood Mac Experience

FREEBIRD - The Ultimate Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute

CHS Lady Ironmen pitcher Raegan Nowowiecki prepares to fire one across the plate at the last CHS home softball game against Burns.


A Special Supplement inside

May 27, 2022

Keepsake Edition Featuring Graduation Class Photos Publish Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2022 Advertising Deadline – Friday, May 6, 2022 by Noon

Congratulate This Year’s Ironmen Graduates With An Ad In Our Upcoming 2022 Graduation Edition Contact Scott Helms 704-473-0080 or email: