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Looking back at 2021: How we made it through the last six months by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

(Ed. Note: This is Part Two of a two-part series looking back on the last six months of 2021 and how the Eagle brought your hometown, community news and local issues to you, our faithful readers. We here at Community Media pray you all have a blessed and Happy New Year 2022!) JULY • Old savings and loan/ law office building taken down in second controlled burn. Burn makes way for proposed CaroMont Urgent Care Clinic. • Large crowds come out for music; fireworks at city’s Independence Day celebration • Cherryville’s Family “Y” relocating to Mountain Street. New space readies to support needs of Cherryville community • Puett installed as 94th N.C. American Legion Auxiliary Department President. Her 17-year journey has brought her to this high honor. • Little League 11/12 All-Stars win District 1 Championship. • Post 100 ends regular season at 11-5 overall in Western Division. Team is 10-4 in Division play, tied with Cleveland County Post 82.

• Cherryville native Page appointed Gaston County DA. • Cherryville hosts 2021 Dixie Youth State Tournament. July 9 opening ceremonies packs Rudisill Stadium. Later, Cherryville Dixie Girls Softball teams win State Championships in three divisions – Debs (19U), Angels (10U), and Sweetees (6U). • Cherryville Post 100 sweeps Mint Hill in Legion Semis. In “best-of-3” Area IV finals, Post 100 (West2) set to face Rutherford (West-3) • Long-time Fire Chief/ City Manager Cash announces retirement effective Jan. 1, 2022. Asst. Fire Chief Wofford promoted to Fire Chief effective Jan. 2, 2022 • City’s Main Street Program earns national accreditation for the sixth year in a row. Main Street America names the Cherryville Main Street Program as a nationally accredited Main Street program. • Post 100 recognized the 2021 11- and 12-yearold All-Stars Little League team and their coaches last Friday afternoon at Memorial Stadium/Fraley Field before the game between the Cherryville men and Rutherford Post 423. The youngsters won the 2021 District One Championship and later played in the N.C. State Tournament Games See 2021, Page 4

The 2021 fireworks were spectacular as they exploded over the large crowds gathered on Friday night, July 2, to watch the show.

Retired Fire Chief/City Manager Jeff Cash (left) and incoming Fire Chief Jason Wofford (right).

The District One Little League Tournament 11/12 All-Stars after their win, showing off their rings and their championship banner. They are: Canon Whitesides, Trevor Dalton, Kenan Fowler, Landon Sain, Kayden Smith, Tristan Towery, Ryder Dellinger, Curtis Kester, Jayden Adams, and Cole Carpenter. Team coaches are: Head coach Tyler Sain, assisted by Tony Owens, Dusty Smith, and Jason Sain. (Eagle/CF Media photos by MEP, Susan L. Powell or provided)

Cherryville Post 100 Senior Legion Team - 2021 Area IV Champions! They are, front row (L-R): head coach Bobby Reynolds, Collin Robinson, Brett Mason, Landon Hahn, Brady Mackall, Will Heavner, Jacob Hamrick, Samuel Duncan, Cody Mosteller, and Zach Wilson. Back row, standing (L-R): Asst. Coach Drew Reynolds, Reid Stroupe, Ty Heavner, Dalton Pence, Noah Huss, Noah Ingle, Joseph Webb, Will Fowler, Cole Irby, Zane Brockman, and assistant coach Robbie Cowie.

Senator Kathy Harrington New Year’s Shooter’s exhibit announces retirement at Historical Museum redone Majority Leader Sen. Kathy Harrington (R-Gaston) has announced she will not seek re-election. Sen. Harrington is in her sixth term representing Gaston County in the North Carolina State Senate. She was elected by the Senate Republican Caucus to serve as majority leader for the 2021-22 session. In a media release from her office Sen. Harrington said, “I’m immensely proud of what I“ve been able to accomplish over nearly 12 years in the Senate. It’s been an honor to serve the people of Gaston County. “Looking back at my tenure I can say for a fact that I’ve accomplished all my goals and worked tirelessly on behalf of my constituents. North Carolina is in a vastly different position than it was when I first took office. We have lower taxes, balanced budgets, and working families can send their children to

SEN. KATHY HARRINGTON schools that best fit their educational needs. With that in mind, I felt like it was the right time to retire.” Harrington has been a budget writer in the Senate since 2014. Prior to her work on the budget, she was instrumental in the creation of the Strategic Transportation Investments law, which passed in 2013. The STI law brought a more data-driven approach to transportation project funding and established the State Transportation Improvement Program, which identifies

what projects will receive funding over a 10-year time period. Her time as a budget writer was marked by balanced budgets, regular revenue surpluses, lower taxes for all North Carolinians, and increased funding for education. Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) said, “I’m thankful for Senator Harrington’s leadership in the Senate. She’s been a strong leader in the caucus, helping guide all of our members and offering sound counsel to those who seek it. She’s the epitome of a public servant, always working to make life better for her constituents and thoughtfully addressing issues facing the state. She’ll be missed in the Senate, but I’m excited to see how she continues to serve the state of North Carolina in her retirement.” Sen. Harrington was the first woman to be elected majority leader in the Senate.

Moved upstairs to main floor and expanded by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

The New Year’s Shooters exhibit, once located in the basement of the Cherryville Historical Museum, has now found a new home of sorts… one flight up and in the main hall of the CHM. Rusty Wise, owner of Wise Electric and Mr. Sparky, and the Secretary of the Cherryville New Year’s Shooter’s, Inc. group, said he was approached about perhaps working on a new and upgraded exhibit to better reflect what the groups and their history mean to the community. Said Rusty, “The museum started talking about renovating the basement, including the Shooters exhibit. As discussions progressed, including adding the documentary movie and new items, it was decided to move it upstairs. Many of the Shooters artifacts were deteriorating in the basement, as well as the

On the ladder, putting some finishing touches on the TV’s installation part of the exhibit, is Mister Sparky’s Scotty Hutchens. (photo provided by Rusty Wise) basement being limited to through traffic because the use of stairs being required to access the exhibit.” Wise noted that most everything in the exhibit is new; the aluminum storyboards are new as well as some muskets and other items with very little being relocated upstairs. As far as knowing what to pick, what to show, how

to show it all, and what to leave off and not show was concerned, “Mr. Wise said, “The museum and both Shooter’s groups provided pictures and information (for the new exhibit). It was a painstaking process of what to include. We went through at least a dozen edits in the process.” Rusty continued, “The See EXHIBIT, Page 2

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■ OBITUARIES James Barry Wood CHERRYVILLE – James Barry Wood, of Cherryville, passed away at Testa Family Hospice House on Dec. 27, 2021. He was surrounded by his wife of 53 years, Barbara, and his daughter, Vanessa. Services will be held in Etowah, Tennessee. Condolences may be made to Carpenter – Porter Funeral and Cremation Services served the family of Mr. Wood.

EXHIBIT From Page 1 museum provided the funds for the storyboards. The Cherryville New Year Shooters provided the new TV monitor. One musket was provided by Dan Ginn in memory of (his son) Joey Ginn. The other artifacts, including an original 1862 musket was given by me and our Shooters group. The painting and case work was done, or brought about, by the museum.” Rusty noted the museum’s intention is to leave the new exhibit where it is permanently. “The shooters are the oldest thing in the museum – older than Cherryville itself,” he said, adding, “That’s the biggest reason we wanted it at the main entrance. There is over 100 years of history there in the exhibit, with pictures and hundreds just with the history itself! The exhibit starts at the beginning of New Year’s shooting in the world even.” Wise said, “Our group’s philosophy is all about history and we have most of the Shooter records thanks to Howell Stroup and other members of our group” though he added both Shooter’s groups are represented in the new exhibit. He continued, “The public has yet to see it as it was just finished. We plan to have a grand opening for the exhibit sometime when the museum wants to.” Additionally, Rusty said he is “really excited” how the “real” crossed guns hanging up turned out as it mimics their logo patch. Museum Director Mrs. Pat Sherrill said of the new exhibit, “This is the best exhibit we have done. The New Year Shooter’s (story) is the town’s oldest history, and since this is our oldest history, it belongs in the first room of the Museum.” Sherrill noted the project has taken “…about six months.” She continued, “We have two shooters groups in Cherryville and it’s my purpose and intention to be sure all history is equally represented. Gary Dellinger (Traditional New Year’s Shooters) and Rusty (Cherryville New Year’s Shooters, Inc.), and Casey at Modern Printing have been most helpful.” Mrs. Sherrill added that the exhibit includes the documentary that Rusty has done. She continued, “This exhibit earned its place because of Howell Stroup, Boozie Dellinger, Don Homesley, Rusty Wise, Gary Dellinger and thousands of loyal shooters who over the years have carried the tradition forward, going out in rain, sleet or snow to wish all a Happy New Year.” For more information on this or other CHM exhibits, their hours of operation, or just general information on the history of Cherryville, please call (704) 435-8011. The Museum is located on Main Street in Downtown Cherryville, next to the Cherryville Family YMCA.

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■ POLICE ARRESTS 12-18: Brittany Dawn Milburn, 32, 804 South Laurel St., Lincolnton; misdemeanor DWLR; expired tag; expired inspection sticker; and unsafe movement. Summoned/ cited. 12-18: Victoria Michelle Houser, 34, 1934 Leonard’s Fork Church Rd., Crouse; WSOJ/OFA (Cleveland County). $500 secured bond. 12-19: William Nicholas Charles Pennington, 21, 1251 Ford Rd. Gaffney; one count misdemeanor possession of marijuana up to ½ ounce. Summoned/cited. 12-19: Renza Tyrone Heard, Jr., 43, 204 W. Church St., Cherryville; one count misdemeanor DWLR. Issued a citation in reference to speeding and DWLR. 12-19: Mary Elizabeth Townes, 43, 204 W. Church St., Cherryville; one count each misdemeanor possession of marijuana and possession of marijuana paraphernalia. Issued a citation for listed misdemeanors. 12-21: Alexandra Lavonne Montgomery, 20, 511 W. Second St., Cherryville; criminal summons. Cited. 12-22: Nicholas Keith Chapman, 42, 503 W. Second St., Cherryville; misdemeanor simple assault. Summons/cited. 12-22: Rebecca Leanne Fisher, 33, 222 Delview Dr., Cherryville, was arrested at 223 N. Myrtle School Rd., Gastonia by Gastonia PD officers on one count of trespassing. 12-22: Kristen Denise Hamrick, 32, 112 4214 Hwy. 182 Dr., Crouse, was arrested at 223 N. Myrtle School Rd., Gastonia, by Gastonia PD officers on one count each of a drug equipment violation and a drug/narcotic violation. 12-22: Ashton Cole Teague, 28 , 222 Delview Dr., Cherryville, was arrested by Gastonia

PD officers at 223 N. Myrtle School Rd., Gastonia, on one count each of a drug equipment violation; a drug/narcotic violation; and trespassing. 12-23: John Michael Tesseneer, 30, 910 Delview Rd., Cherryville; DWLR; expired registration plate; and OFA/DWLR (Cleveland County). $2,000 secured bond. Vehicle impounded/ stored at McDaniel’s Towing. 12-26: William Albert Aufrecht, 38, 245 Suncrest Dr., Cherryville, was arrested at 2305 N. Chester St., Gastonia, by Gastonia PD officers on four (4) counts of a warrant from another agency. 12-27: Carrie Moore Vanburen, 49, 826 Mary’s Grove Church Rd., Kings Mountain; possession of heroin; and possession of drug paraphernalia. $2,500 secured bond. 12-27: Skyler Allen Mayhue, 24, 424 N. Edgemont Ave., Gastonia; one count each misdemeanor possession of marijuana and marijuana paraphernalia, and one count speeding. Summoned/cited. 12-29: Bryan Ethan Thompson, 21, 105 Ray St., Cherryville, was arrested at Canterbury Rd., and E. Ushy 74, Gastonia, by GCPD officers on one count of an OFA (contempt of court/perjury/ court violation). INCIDENTS 12-18: Cherryville business reports CFS/barring notice on four (4) listed suspects after officer initiated a traffic stop. Closed/ cleared by arrest. 12-18: CPD officer reports a WSOJ/OFA (Cleveland County) on listed suspect who had OFA. Closed/cleared by arrest. 12-19: CPD officer reports aggravated assault by three listed suspects at Cherryville fast-food restaurant parking lot. No

injuries reported. Case status: inactive. 12-19: CPD officer reports possession of marijuana up to ½ ounce by listed suspect who possessed marijuana. Seized: 3.50 grams of marijuana and one glass jar. Closed/ cleared by arrest. 12-19: CPD officer reports possession of marijuana; possessions of marijuana paraphernalia; speeding; and DWLR by listed suspects. Seized: 29 grams of marijuana and one silver metal grinder. Closed/cleared by arrest. 12-20: Cherryville woman reports call for service re: finding a deceased Cherryville woman inside the victim’s residence. Closed by other means. 12-20: Cherryville woman reports ID theft by unknown person(s) who obtained her personal information and attempted to obtain unemployment benefits. Case is active and under further investigation. 12-21: On Dec. 17, a CFS was investigated involving recovery of a stolen golf cart belonging to a Spartanburg, S.C. man. Seized: Red E-Z Go golf cart valued at $2,500. Case closed by other means. 12-23: CPD officer reports DWLR; expired registration plate; and WSOJ/ OFA (Cleveland County) by listed suspect who had outstanding OFA. Closed/ cleared by arrest. 12-24: GCPD officers report new investigations into motor vehicle theft and fraud/false pretenses/ swindle/confidence game at 438 Robert Rd., Cherryville. 12-24: Cherryville man reports damage of property by listed suspect who broke a window with a log. Est. damages: $500 (window). Case is active and under further investigation. 12-27: CPD officer reports possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia by listed

suspect who possessed controlled substance and paraphernalia. Seized: 0.20 grams of heroin; two (2) glass pipes; and a scale. Closed/cleared by arrest. 12-27: CPD officer reports possession of marijuana; possession of marijuana paraphernalia; and speeding by listed suspect who possessed listed items and was speeding. Seized: 7.80 grams of marijuana; two (2) glass pipes; and a silver grinder. Closed/cleared by other means. WRECKS 12-17: A vehicle driven by Rigoberto Aguilar Perez, 49, 2330 Whitworth Rd., Cherryville, and a vehicle driven by Donald Eugene Long, 27, 208 Blanton St., Kings Mountain, were on Academy Street, with Mr. Long sitting in a school drop off line. At that time Mr. Perez cut in front of him and they collided. No injuries reported. Minor damage was done to both vehicles. 12-17: A vehicle driven by Bryan Brylyn Gonzalez Beason, 18, 3920 Tom Starnes Rd., Waxhaw, N.C. was traveling east on Church St., and ran the red light, causing it to strike a vehicle driven by Rhonda Sha Rivenbark, 45, 415 Copeland Park St., Mount Holly, which was making a right turn off of Rudisill Street. Injured treated at scene by GEMS. Mr. Gonzalez Beason was cited for a stop light violation. Est. damages to the Gonzalez vehicle: $1,000; to the Rivenbark vehicle: $2,500. Mrs. Rivenbark’s vehicle towed by KT Towing to KT Towing. 12-20: A vehicle driven by Bryan Dion Benge, 56, 2044 Carpenters Square Rd., Crouse, was attempting to pull into the travel lane from the Dollar General parking lot and didn’t see the vehicle driven by Peter Todd Fernandez, 56, 5405 Pine Ridge Dr., Connelly Springs, NC, passing

by. Mr. Benge proceeded to pull out, striking Mr. Fernandez’s vehicle in the rear bumper area. Mr. Benge’s driver’s window was obstructed by a plastic covering hindering his vision. Mr. Fernandez was traveling straight ahead when the collision occurred. No injuries reported. Est. damages to the Benge vehicle: $1,500. 12-22: A vehicle driven by Jason Chad Black, 54, 1926 George Brown Rd., Crouse, while parking at the City Public Works Dept., backed into a vehicle driven by George Stephen Julian, 76, 7-6 E. Main St., Cherryville. No injuries reported. There was minor damage to both vehicles. 12-23: A vehicle driven by Kenneth Lee Bradshaw, 47, 4075 Rocky Ford. Rd, Newton, told the responding officer he ran the stop sign at the intersection of Main and Elm Streets, and collided with a vehicle driven by Dianne Dover Dixon, 71, 1231 Stony Point Rd., Kings Mountain. Ms. Dixon was treated at the scene by GEMS. Est. damages to the Bradshaw vehicle: $750; to the Dixon vehicle: $6,500. The Dixon vehicle was towed to KT Towing by KT Towing. Mr. Bradshaw was cited for disregarding a stop sign. 12-23: A vehicle driven by Joy Everhart Garren, 77, 263 Sellars Rd., Kings Mountain, told the responding officer the sun was in her eyes as she was turning off of First St., onto Depot St., where she collided with a vehicle driven by John Harmon Lackey, 65, 312 W. 2nd St., Cherryville, who was stopped at the stop sign. No injuries reported. Est. damages to the Garren vehicle: $1,000; to the Lackey vehicle: $1,000.

Rusty noted that he “…also hung (images of) Don and Howell up and mounted Boozie to the end cap (of the exhibit).” He said Mrs. Sherrill let him design and build the exhibit. (photos provided by Rusty Wise)

Some of the older, historical items from the Shooter’s collection, much of which was privately donated.

While Mrs. Pat Sherrill had the idea about the storyboards, Mr. Wise said he “…put them all together, with the help of Modern Printing.”

A wider view of the storyboard, which includes the chant, a history and other printed ephemera of the New Year Shooters, as well as the previously mentioned historical items.

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Just Jeepin’4-A Cause Club combines camaraderie; caring Family-oriented club doesn’t do anything you couldn’t bring your kid or dog to by ALAN HODGE CF Media

Folks who own Jeeps do all sorts of things with them from stump jumping to cruising boulevards looking cool. But there’s one group of enthusiasts, Just Jeepin’ 4-A Cause, that uses their vehicles to help others. The club was founded in 2019 by Karen Finley and her husband Larry after he put forth the idea of a Jeep show to help raise funds for the Love Like Lauren Foundation which is a charity helping children with cancer. From there, the club and the number of worthy causes it helps raise awareness for has grown. “We are not your average car club,” Karen said. “We have meaning behind everything we do.” Right now, the club has 1,900 members in North and South Carolina. Many of them live in our area – Belmont, Mt. Holly, Gastonia, and Charlotte to name a few locales. All you need is a Jeep and a willingness to help other folks in need. A classic example of the club in action took

Just Jeepin’ 4-A Cause leader Karen Finley with her Jeep “Lucky 7”. She and her husband Larry co-founded the club in 2019. (photo by Alan Hodge) place Dec. 17-19 when a group of members made their way to Kentucky in the aftermath of the deadly tornado outbreak. “You could see the damage on TV but when you are actually there it’s unreal,” Karen said. “It was like going down a regular road and everything was destroyed.” The club gathered food, bottled water, and toys from a variety of local donors and loaded them in two trailers. Donors included Gaston county citizens as well as businesses like Rick’s Body Shop and Keffer Dodge. “We had 60,000 bottles of water,” Karen said. “When we got to Kentucky we took the supplies off the

trailers and loaded them in three Jeeps and two pickup trucks. We drove through neighborhoods handing the stuff out. It’s something I will never forget.” Another recent event that the club took part in was the Dec. 11 dedication of the Mt. Holly Police Memorial Plaza. About 30 club members and their Jeeps formed a procession of honor. The club had also taken part in January 2021 in the “Thin Blue Line” procession in Mt. Holly in honor of MHPD officer Tyler Herndon who lost his life on Dec. 11, 2020 in the line of duty. The club is also a regular participant in area parades. They work closely with the Levine Children’s

Jeepers in KY– These members of Just Jeepin’ 4-A Cause made the trip to the tornado hit area in Kentucky. (photos provided) Hospital in Charlotte and on December 22 did a cancer kids run. In addition, they hold an annual rally where upwards of 400 Jeep owners show their vehicles and generally have a good time for a good cause. “We had Jeeps come from as far away as Virginia and Florida,” Karen said. “We raised $22,000 in four hours for the Love Like Lauren Foundation.” So, got a Jeep? Want to join? Contact Karen, the marketing manager at Twisted Sugar in downtown Belmont, at 704 6154281 or find the club on Facebook at Just Jeepin’ 4-A Cause. PS- “The club is family oriented,” Karen said. “We don’t do anything that you could not bring your kid or dog to.”

Just a smattering of the supplies the club took to Kentucky.

The Cherryville New Year’s Shooter’s Inc., group, who start their “shoot” at Black’s Grill in Cherryville, at midnight, Dec. 31, as they do every year, and also had a “shot” scheduled for Waco, in Cleveland County this year. The group also shoots at various locations throughout the city and the area, and ended their “shot” on Jan. 1, 2022, at Rudisill Stadium, with a tribute to honor the memory and legacy of their late President and long-time shooter, Mr. Carl C. “Boozie” Dellinger. (photos by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media and Susan L. Powell)

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2021 From Page 1 at the Myers Park Trinity Complex in Charlotte. • Cherryville’s Post 100 Senior Legion team are 2021 Area IV Champions after defeating Rutherford Post 423 in two games at Memorial Stadium/Fraley Field. AUGUST • Only four have so far filed for 2021 “muni” elections for November. Three incumbents (Mayor H.L. Beam, III; Jill Parker-Puett; and Gary Freeman) seek to keep seats; City Manager/ Fire Chief Jeff Cash files for mayoral seat. • Cherryville Dixie Girls Angels are World Series champs! Team is undefeated at Monck’s Corner, SC-hosted series • Cherryville Post 100 Juniors won the 2021 NC Junior Legion baseball State Tournament. • John Chavis Middle School seeks help in making school’s gardens grow again. Principal Matt Riker wants help; donations to beautify student’s outdoor learning areas • Cherryville High School Athletic Director Scott Harrill is awarded Region 6 Athletic Director of Excellence Award. • Cherryville’s new web site now up and running, according to Downtown Director David Day. He and others felt it was time for a change and an update. • Ninth Annual One Body One Mission Backpacks event held at St. John’s Lutheran. Church gives away school supplies to kids to help their start back to school. • Cherryville native Quentin Cash speaks at his swearing in as 134th President of the NCSFA at the Aug. 12, 2021 North Carolina State Firefighters Association (NCSFA)/North Carolina Association of Fire Chiefs (NCAFC) Annual Conference in Raleigh. • Cherryville school principals Audrey Hovis, Todd Dellinger, Matthew Rikard, and Shawn Hubers talk about welcoming students “Back-2-School 2021”. • Cherryville’s Mrs. Vera Sellers Eaker celebrated her 100th birthday on Aug. 22, 2021 at Cherryville’s First United Methodist Church. SEPTEMBER • City’s downtown water and sewer work continues as Main Street projects up next. Staff asks everyone’s patience during this process. • It was a great way to start out a brand-new year and season for Ironmen football as CHS’ gridiron squad get road win, defeating Avery County 34-22. • 20th 911 Remembrance Ceremony takes place on Friday, Sept. 10. Somber occasion encourages us all to “never forget”. • Cherryville’s Mrs. Vera Eaker reaches a milestone –100 years young! Centenarian celebrates her birthday in grand style with family; friends. • The push-in ceremony for the Cherryville Fire Department’s new truck, a.k.a. Engine 73, which took place immediately after the City’s 911 Remembrance Ceremony on Friday, Sept. 10. Big unit in its new home, ready to go to work for the City. • Gaston County Court-

A red, white, and blue wreath is placed by GEMS EMTs Hannah Orr and Jason Stowe at the foot of the CFD flagpole at the 2021 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony. The 10U Cherryville Angels Dixie Girls Softball team proudly shows their NC colors as they hold up the state flag at the softball field. Pictured are: Darrah Beam, Mary Upchurch, Jenny Brown, Katelin Huffman, Zoe Culberson, Avery Price, Chaslyn Montgomery, Georgia Cruise, Addison Pruett, Addy Morehead, Blair Culberson, and Haylee Lynch. (Eagle/CF Media file photos by MEP, Susan L. Powell or provided)

Saint John’s Lutheran Church of Cherryville’s new pastor, Rev. G. Scott Homesley, stands outside the church by the sign announcing him as their new pastor.

A whole host of Cherryville firefighters finish the “push-in” ceremony of the new Engine 73 truck. It really DID “take a village” (of firefighters) to ease the big unit in! The Chamber Halloween Parade float, complete with the Sanderson Sisters from Hocus Pocus!

Breaking ground for the new CaroMont Urgent Care Clinic.

Brothers Mike and Tony Robinson place American flags on the graves of Cherryville’s many veterans buried in the Cherryville City Cemetery on Saturday, Nov. 6, in recognition of Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11.

The family of retired City Manager/Fire Chief Jeff Cash at his Monday, Nov. 29 reception at the CFD station house: son and daughter-in-law, Chad and Heidi Cash; the man of the hour, Chief Jeff and wife, Cynthia; and son and daughter-in-law, Quentin and Erin Cash. house plaque honors memory of late Superior Court Judge Robert William Kirby who is fondly remembered by family; friends at August ceremony. • Supervisor Patty Hall; Water Plant receive recognition and honor by City and state. It is Cherryville’s 11th year to win prestigious 2020 Area Wide Optimization Program’s award • Tryon Resolves/DAR; City of Cherryville honor U.S. Constitution during special week (Sept. 17-23). Group says, “Always know your Constitution and your

Bill of Rights!” • Cherryville’s HomeTown Direct Care has a new physician on staff in the person of Dr. Brianna Buchanan, DO. • 2021 CHS Homecoming Queen crowned – Cherryville High School senior. Ms. Khya Brooks, was crowned the 2021 CHS Homecoming Queen at halftime at the football game between the CHS Ironmen and the East Gaston Warriors. OCTOBER • Cherryville Hall of Fame Sports Banquet in-

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ducts 10 new members. 1985 CHS Basketball State Championship team also inducted. • Cherryville’s own Rev. Scott Homesley is the new pastor at Saint John’s Lutheran Church. Says, “I love the feeling of coming home to Cherryville and ministering!” • Cherryville one of 24 towns to receive $143-plus million in Powell Bill funds, sent by NCDOT to help municipalities improve transportation. • On Friday, Oct. 15, the CHS varsity cheerleaders,

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Many volunteers like Max Jonas, Taylor Peeler, Eric Ward, Jathan Callahan, and Jamie Carroll, to name but just a few, all helped out cutting up and preparing the many turkeys for the Cherryville Community Thanksgiving Meal. along with their coaches Wendy Holt (head coach), and assistant coaches Heather Porter, and Tammy Wilson, were recognized by the Ironmen Booster Club and the athletic department of CHS for their outstanding accomplishments during the 2020-2021 competition season. They were presented with their Game Day and

State Championship rings. Receiving rings were: Head Coach Wendy Holt, and assistant coaches Heather Porter and Tammy Wilson, and cheerleaders Maggie Beam, Lizzie Brannan, Allie Kaye Homesley, Madison Pruitt, Izzy Wilson, Sydney Abernathy, Khya Brooks, RyleeGrace Burgis, Abby Burleson See LOOKING BACK, Page 9

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A Baby changes everything! this is a shame. We The presneed time to digest ents are all what we just bore unwrapped, witness to. God the carhas come to dwell ols have among us. Jesus all been Christ, God incarsung; even nate, fully man and the guns fully divine, has of New Will Upchurch come to save us. Years have Pastor Our lives should fallen siLong Creek be changed every lent. Today Presbyterian Church. year at this time. – as I write But are they? It’s this – is the last day of the Christmas just a baby right? Well, a baby changes season and tomorrow is Epiphany, when the Wise everything. On Dec. 15, Thomas Men, or Magi, came to worship the child, Jesus Upchurch arrived in the Christ. I realize unlike Upchurch household. most Christians around Once again there are botthe world, many in the tles and formula on the area don’t celebrate this counter. Our den has beday, choosing instead to come infant care central. bundle both stories into My daughter, Mary is one convenient day. I feel in mama mode. My son,

Don’t Just Exist, Live! 2022 has arrived; a new year and a new chapter of our lives has begun whether we were ready for it or not! Many of us are excited about the opportunity of a new start. Others are nonchalant about it and not expecting anything good or special to happen. Some are not looking forward to it because they’re stuck in the pain DANYALE PATTERSON and trials that happened last year and even years past. The truth is, none of us really know how all the details of the year ahead will unfold. James 4:13-15 (NIV) says, “Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.” Although we can’t foresee the challenges, opportunities, or results of our decisions, I believe that God wants us to take advantage of the time and moments that we have and live them to the fullest of our abilities. The Answer to Having an Abundant Life The first step in living life to the fullest is to surrender to the one who created, sustains, transforms and enriches your life. Jesus Christ is his name. He is the Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace. Jesus proclaims in Revelation 1:8 (ESV), “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.” Sometimes, he gets blamed for bad things that are happening, but Jesus makes it clear that we have an enemy who engages in spiritual warfare. This wicked adversary strives to drain, rob, and wreck your life. In John 10:10 (NLT) Jesus states, “Yes, I am the gate. Those who come in through me will be saved. They will come and go freely and will find good pastures. The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.” PRAY THIS PRAYER: “Lord, I give you praise for Life. You are my life-giving source. I am in awe of your love for me. I am honored that I can fellowship with your Holy Spirit. Who am I that you think of and care for me? I am grateful for the opportunity to know you and grow in this beautiful, loving relationship. I praise you that you have defeated the enemy and have given me authority to rebuke him and resist him as I submit to you. When I do this, he will flee. Thank you God! I love you, and I ask that you help me to live a life that pleases you! In your holy 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.

William is trying to find his place in the new order. My heart, which I thought was as full as possible with my first two children, is stretched beyond comprehension to fit a third. We are not the same family we were on Dec. 14. Now we think Thomas is pretty awesome, if not perfect. Yet he is a normal child. What effect then should the “Wonderful Councilor, Almighty God, Prince of Peace” have? In Mathew’s Gospel we find that the Magi, after bringing gifts to the Christ Child, “departed by another way”. The same should be true for us. Once we have witnessed Christ in our lives we should not be able to go back to the way we once

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lives upside-down. Our hearts should be stretched beyond comprehension. We should be trying to find our place in His ordered kingdom. No one comes away from Christ unaffected. I pray our lives in 2022 will reflect this change. I pray just as a baby makes incredible growth in its

Wreaths Across America is having a sale that started Dec. 18, 2021 and will run until Jan. 14, 2022, according to a Tryon Resolves Chapter NSDAR – Cherryville media release. If you buy one wreath for $15 you get a second one free. These wreaths are for next year’s ceremony at the City Memorial Cemetery. Purchase online at NC

0448P-Tryon Resolves DAR NSDAR, or on their Facebook page. They will hold your order until next December 2022.

first year that our faith

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would do the same. I hope

Shady Grove Baptist Church, 3240 Tryon Courthouse Rd., Cherryville, meets every Sunday at 8:45 a.m., for Sunday School; and at 10 a.m., for Worship Service. They also meet

we will pray more, fellowship more, and give more. I pray this Baby will change everything. God bless you all in 2022!

Wednesday at 6:45 p.m., for Adult Small Groups and Youth and Children’s Activities. For more information, please call (704) 435-9605.

Places of Worship

First Church of the Nazarene 301 North Elm 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

Emmanuel Baptist Church 1155 Marys Grove Church Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-5764

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



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This the 5th day of January, 2022. Brenda Schrum McNeely, Executrix Counsel for the Estate: PALMER E. HUFFSTETLER, JR. ATTORNEY AT LAW 106 North Cherry Street Cherryville, NC 28021 Telephone: 704-435-4907

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2022 season of wrestling. According to sports officials Dellinger earned wins in his two bouts in the Rumble, competing in his weight class of 220 pounds. Miller, not to be outdone, finished undefeated in the matchup. To say the least, CHS is VERY proud of these young men! The young Ironmen grapplers are coached by head coach Matthew Powers.



On Thursday, Dec. 23, two CHS Ironmen wrestlers, Jack Dellinger and Chase Miller, had a great showing at the Lincolnton Wolves’ Reindeer Rumble. The two also played Ironmen football earlier in the season for CHS head football coach Tim Pruitt, and comported themselves well on the field. They are now taking that level of determination and Ironmen pride to the mats for the new

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CHS hoops teams do well in 2021 homegrown Holiday Classic Varsity men 2021 champs; Lady Ironmen take home second place trophy by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

Both Ironmen basketball squads – the varsity men and the Lady Ironmen – did well at the 2021 iteration of the homegrown Bud Black/Dennis Tate Holiday Classic, held Monday, Dec. 27, and Tuesday, Dec. 28, at Nixon Gym. The Lady Ironmen got their first-ever win of the 2021-2022 season at the Classic by downing the Piedmont Charter Lady Patriots by a score of 53-44. Said Lady Ironmen head coach Carrie Dalton after the win, “The girls played great tonight. They played well as a team and their chemistry on the court is what we have been looking for all season. Lots of players contributed at putting points on the board and that’s what we need to win ball games. We were very proud of the girls tonight!” That win meant the CHS ladies played the Lady Red Raiders of South Point for the championship the following night, Tuesday, Dec. 28. Scoring in double figures for the CHS ladies against the Lady Patriots were Gabbie McCorkle (20 points); Terayha Bess (13 points); and Krista Davis (10 points). Ceniya Powell had six points and Evionna McDowell had four points. The Lady Ironmen returned on Tuesday night (Dec. 28) and took on the South Point Lady Red Raiders, who defeated the Lady Gryphons of Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy on Monday. This time the CHS ladies didn’t fare so well as they lost to the Lady Raiders by a score of 61-34, South Point. They were led in scoring by McCorkle, who had 22 points for the night. Davis had four points; Bess had three points, and Ragan Hovis and Ceniya Powell each had two points apiece. Evionna McDowell scored a point of a free-throw. The Lady Ironmen were presented with the second-place trophy by Dr. Bud Black at the end of their game, along with All-Tournament awards for teammates Bess, McCorkle, and Davis. The varsity men’s games

of Monday and Tuesday night’s (Dec. 27, and Dec. 28) were both wins for the Ironmen as they downed Pinnacle Classical Academy’s Eagles by a score of 76-19; and the Gryphons of TJCA by a score of 73-62 on Tuesday night for the Holiday Classic Tournament championship. Leading scorers in the games against Pinnacle were Landon Hahn (17 points); Carson Kelly (16 points); and Collin Huss (12 points). Jack Mulvey had 7 points; Gavin Cease and Nate Bookout had 6 points apiece; Darrien Floyd scored 4 points; and Chance Hunt, Ethan Honeyman, Khanye Kennedy, and Numarius Good all had 2 points apiece in this matchup, as the Ironmen moved on to the championship round of the Classic against TJCA. Carson Kelly scored a monster 30 points against a tough Gryphons team, followed by teammates Hahn and Mulvey who scored 12 points and 10 points respectively. Rounding out the hot CHS shooting gallery were Numarius Good’s 9 points; Khanye Kennedy’s 7 points; and Gavin Cease’s 5 points. Along with their firstplace trophy for their win in the Holiday Classic, Kelly was named Most Valuable Player for the varsity men and Kennedy, Good, Hahn, Mulvey, and Cease all received All-Tournament plaques. The Ironmen teams played the Warriors of East Gaston on Tuesday, Jan. 4, at home, then travelled to Bessemer City on Friday, Jan. 7, for a game against their rivals. (Additional information/ stats by Susan L. Powell)

The CHS Lady Ironmen and their coaches pose with Dr. Bud Black and the second place trophy they won at the 2021 Bud Black/Dennis Tate Holiday Classic basketball tournament. (photos by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

The CHS Ironmen, their coaches, and their managers pose with Dr. Bud Black and the Championship trophy they won at the 2021 Bud Black/Dennis Tate Holiday Classic basketball tournament.

Lady Ironman Gabbie McCorkle shoots over the press of a small host of Piedmont Lady Patriot defenders as well as some of her teammates at the Holiday Classic last week.

CHS player Krista Davis tries for the basket but the Lady Patriots defender gets her fingertips on it.






Gabbie McCorkle looking to get around the Lady Red Raiders defenders in last week’s court action at Nixon Gym.


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Ironman Jack Mulvey going for the basket against the Pinnacle Eagles defenders in last week’s first-round Holiday Classic matchup.

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WANT TO BUY CARS, TRUCKS. Trailers, Tractors, Farm Equipment. Must have ID and proof of ownership. Callahan’s Towing. (704) 6921006

MATTRESSES, WASH MACHINE AND MORE! Mattress Sets gently used in spare bedrooms; no stains, lumps, or damages! (1) F $100; (2) - Q - $150 & $250; Adjustable Bed frame - raises/lowers head - new; $250; (1) Washing Machine - clean and gently used - $150, saddlebags for motorcycle - leather $75; medical knee scooters - new; $75 & $100. Must arrange appt. to see and purchase due to being in home. Available Thurs 12/30 until sold. (770) 6018618 lauracarswell2016@ LIKE NEW Men’s Huffy Bicycle. Great Condition Must See! $50.00 Great Trail Rider call 828-782-7221 OAK DINING TABLE, 6 CHAIRS, Quality oak with Tile inlay, 6 matching chairs, excellent condition. (315) 3805259 HORSE HAY FOR SALE. Square bales $6, round bales $40. (704) 692-6325 TWO CEMETERY LOTS at Cleveland Memorial Cemetery in Boiling Springs. $1,000 each. 828-289-3601. FIREWOOD FOR SALE. Full size truck $120, short bed $80, 9’ dump truck $250. Seasoned wood & fire pit wood. Delivery available. (828) 4612379 ALL METAL GARAGES. Big Discounts! Zero down. Call for more details. 828-382-0455. 55 GALLON FISH TANK, COMPLETE. Brand new Total Gym and brand new green tool box with some tools. (704) 772-6585 EZ GROUT MUD HOG MIXER. EZ Grout Mud Hog Mixer, Grout Concrete Mortar Mixers. This mixer is less than 1 year old with very light duty. The mixer is over $11,000 new. (865) 296-2787 RECLINER LIFT CHAIR $500. Navy blue. 1 yr old oversized lift recliner. Raises to standing position. velvety soft fabric. (828) 315-0935 2017 150CC SCOOTER. “Great Gift For Christmas” Black & Silver (Good Condition) only $550.00. Call (704) 473-5447

DUMP TRAILERS “WE GOT ‘EM”. 6’x10’, 6’x12’ and 7’x14’ (5 & 7 Ton) “All the Options on All! contact J. Johnson Sales, Inc., Forest City. (828) 2455895 UTILITY BUILDINGS, STORAGE BUILDINGS. Steel, Wood, Vinyl. Some fully insulated, 1 to 2 day delivery if buy from stock. Cash or low down payment with monthly payments. No credit ok. J. Johnson Sales INC. 828-2455895. 16’X40’ OR TWO STORY BUILDINGS BUILT ON SITE. 1 DAY INSTALL. J. Johnson Sales INC. 828-245-5895. FLAG POLES, FLAGS IN STOCK. Pickup or we deliver and install available. J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City. Call 828-245-5895. CARPORTS, GARAGES, BUILDINGS, RV, BOAT COVERS IN STOCK. Areas largest on site display. Best selection, quality price. J. Johnson Sales, Inc. 2690 Hwy. 221S., Forest City. 828-245-5895. HAVE A STORAGE BUILDING NOT USING, OUTGROWN IT? Sell it, trade in for new bigger one. We take trades, we buy used buildings. Must be factory built, able to move. J. Johnson Sales INC. 828-245-5895. 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 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

REFRIGERATORS, STOVES, WASHERS, DRYERS. Discount Prices. 1205 Earl Road, Shelby NC. (704) 487-4443 TABLE TOP SALES BOOTH AVAILABLE. To sell your products over the holidays at our inside location in Kings Mountain, NC. For inquiry call 704-750-6102 or you may e. mail CHRISTMAS SALE OF NEW PRODUCTS. 1. Back supports — Gator face mask — Toboggans — Scarfs 2. Compression sleeves for arms, legs and wrist for those who suffer pain in these areas of the body. 3. Our specialty division manufacture and supply Antimicrobial Sneeze sleeves and Handkerchiefs that help to stop the spreading of germs that one would find in flu and common cold. ( Purchase ) 4. We are located at 143 Rollingbrook road — Kings Mountain, NC Sales office open from 9:30 a.m until 4:30 pm Friday and Saturday DEER CORN, 60 POUND BAG. $9. Callahan Farms. Cletus: 704-300-5341; Steve: 704-472-8865; Todd: 704692-1627 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.

2014 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN Call for Price. Braunability Handicap Van. Side entry ramp. Transfer driver seat. Ideal van for disabled person who uses a wheel chair and can still drive. Equipped to add hand controls. (704) 692-6248

FARM & GARDEN 931 CATERPILLAR STEEL TRACK. 4 in 1 Bucket Loader. Good Tracks. & Sprockets. Only $14,800. Call anytime (704) 284-1694

PETS & LIVESTOCK EIGHT GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES. Born November 23rd. Should be ready in 3 weeks. Registered parents on site. 704-689-5253 LABRADOODLE PUPPIES FOR SALE. 6 weeks old, 1st shots, vet checked, $900. 864-492-2880 ADULT QUAIL $5 EACH. Quail Chicks $1.50 ea. Quail eggs $3 per doz, 50% hatch rate guaranteed. (704) 4769943 AKC REGISTERED BELGIAN MALINOIS PUPS. 9 weeks old. $850 (704) 2842099 GUINEAS FOR SALE LAWNDALE AREA. Downsizing guinea flock. 2 months old, 1 year old and 2 years old. $10, $15, $20. We have pearl, pied and sky blue. Serious inquiries message for more info. (704) 477-8564 FLEMISH GIANT RABBITS FOR SALE Flemish Giant baby rabbits for sale. They are great with kids! We have a variety of colors and located in Kings Mountain, NC. (704) 734-8392 ccwade2012@ TWO SEVEN YEAR OLD YORKIES. 1 male, 1 female. Need fenced yard or housekept. All shots. $600 each negotiable. 828-200-7441.

VACATIONS OCEAN LAKES MYRTLE BEACH. Cottage N34. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, den, kitchen, dining, covered deck, near country store. Call Dorcas, 803-718-2659.


FOR RENT CLEVELAND COUNTY NO HEAT BILLS HERE. 3 room apartment, (1 BR, 1 BA), Shelby, excellent location, Second floor. Not HAP eligible. No pets or smoking. Heat & water included in $525 month. 704-487-5480. 2 BEDROOM, 1-1/2 BATH HOUSE for rent. Close to town, HVAC, safe area. $850 month, $850 deposit. Call 704-300-2820

FIREWOOD FOR SALE. All types already split. Can deliver. Truck & Trailer loads, starting at $75. Will negotiate. 704-466-7623 FIREWOOD FOR SALE. Long wheelbase load. Fully loaded. $70.00/load. Delivered. 864-492-4793 or 803627-9408.


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 FESCUE HAY FOR SALE. $4.50 per bale. Call 704-5384110. If no answer leave message.

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


CKC GERMAN SHEPHERD MALE PUPPIES. These two adorable boys are looking for their forever families. Born October 8th, they are vet checked, dewormed, and vaccinated. Asking $600 each. Please call for more details. (704) 734-7088 USE SEAL N HEAL® on dogs & cats to seal wounds with a bitter taste to prevent gnawing, allow healing. At Tractor Supply® (

LOST STEEL WHEEL COVER for 2006 Toyota (like the one pictured). Lost in Rutherford County. If found please call 828-245-2371.


REGISTERED ENGLISH SETTER PUPPIES. Ready by Jan. 14th. Will come with first shots, dewormed and micro chipped. Parents are accomplished hunters! Taking Deposits - $600 each. (704) 477-3339 DOG KENNELS. 7x7, 5x10, 10x10, 10x20, 20x20 tops, split kennels. Pickup or we deliver and install available. J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City. 828-245-5895.


WE BUY USED TRAILERS with Titles. J. Johnson Sales Inc. Call 828-245-5895. WANT TO BUY. ATV’s, PopUp Campers and Small Travel Trailers. Call 828-429-3935.

NICE COUNTRY LIVING. 2 or 3BR mobile homes for rent. 10 minutes from Shelby. NO PETS. Seniors welcome. No Texts. 843-957-9299. 2&3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Nice and clean, water furnished. Oak Grove Community, Kings Mtn. Call or text, 704-739-0259. 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

RUTHERFORD COUNTY 2013 HONDA ACCORD SDN White, Automatic, 84,000 miles, Excellent Condition, Under Warranty, Service Records Available. $12000. Call (704) 600-5491 2011 FORD RANGER XLT, 4x4, 4 dr., 4.0 engine, aluminum wheels, chrome rails, 68K miles, $9,995.828-2873820.

40X40 FT. METAL STORAGE BUILDING for rent. $200.00 per month. Poors Ford Road near the Polk County Line, Rutherfordton, NC. 603-5403813. 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH, on secluded 1 acre lot. No pets. First, last, security. 55 & older. Background check. Shiloh area. 828-429-9831. 2 & 3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Small private park between Spindale and Forest City. Starting at $500 per month. 828-382-0475.

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 CASH FOR YOUR CAR running or not, title or no title. Call Charles Dellinger at Red Road Towing. 704692-6767, (704) 487-0228

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

LAUREL HILL APARTMENTS. Will stop taking applications effective December 1, 2021 for our 1 bedroom waiting lists. 704-487-1114

WE NEED YOUR PALLETS. Contact Custom Pallets of the Carolinas. We also need people experienced in pallet repair. Call Amanda at (828) 748-7844 NEED TO SELL YOUR HOUSE? I PURCHASE UNWANTED RENTAL PROPERTY AND/OR STARTER HOMES. MUST BE PRICED TO SELL! “QUICK CLOSINGS”! Call 704-472-0006.

HICKORY CREEK APARTMENTS FOR SENIORS. (62 and older), disabled (50 and older). Shelby. Now taking applications for waiting list. 418 East Warren Street, (704) 487-6354

2006 MERCEDES-BENZ C-CLASS C280 4matic, 6 cyl., auto., loaded, good miles, new tires, great car. $2,995 OBO sell or trade. 828-429-8833.


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The Traditional New Year’s Shooter’s group started their “shoot” at the Cherryville City Hall at midnight, Dec. 31, as they do every year, and shoot at various locations throughout the city and the area, ending on January 1, 2022, at the Great Outdoors. The daytime photos are at one of the host’s houses in Cherryville. (photos by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media and Susan L. Powell)

Coach Leigh Kiser.

LOOKING BACK From Page 4 , Kendall Chupp, Sarah Eaker, Payton Godfrey, Anna Leigh Jones, Lani Philbeck, and Kylie Reynolds. The CHS cheerleaders and Coach Holt have won a staggering total of 19 state titles since their first win in 2008. • Ground broken on Oct. 20 for new CaroMont Urgent Care. Cherryville facility slated to open in summer of 2022 • CHS Lady Ironmen volleyball squad make state

New Cherryville City Manager Brian Dalton playoffs. First time in five years team gets in, noted

NOVEMBER • Cherryville’s October festive parades frightfully great fun for kids of all ages. Chamber President Mary Beth Tackett very pleased with how Halloween-themed parades have gone; is glad to put 2020 and all its bad COVID memories behind her, saying, “We are so happy with the way the Hocus Pocus Parade pulled together this year!” • History of Cherryville New Year’s Shooter’s, Inc.

DVD premiers with actual DVD to be released in mid-December. • Ironmen gridiron crew finish regular season with 23-6 win at BCHS. “Battle of the Belt” ends with CHS still in charge of the iconic item. • November 12, 13 Community Revival; Faith Fair is another big success for Cherryville faith community as 17 churches get involved in much-loved spiritual block party and revival. • On Saturday, Nov. 6, in recognition of Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11, American flags are

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Mr. Thomas Lail, representing the Lail Family, owners and operators of Cherryville’s famous Home Folks Café, rides in the Christmas Parade as Grand Marshal. Driving Mr. Lail was Terry Bell, a local businessman. placed on Cherryville’s veter- Award at December CFD an’s graves in the Cherryville Awards Banquet. • Brian Dalton voted on to City Cemetery. • Incumbents H.L. be Cherryville’s City ManBeam, III, Council members ager. He began his tenure on Jill Parker-Puett, Gary Free- Monday, Dec. 20. • Good-sized crowd turns man, re-elected in municipal elections. All are looking for- out for larger 2021 Cherward to continuing their ser- ryville Christmas Parade. vice to community. Parade featured Santa; floats; and Lail Family, of Home Folks Café, as Grand MarDECEMBER • Community Thanks- shals. • And lastly, but certainly giving Meal event feeds 1,000-plus people. Amazing not least as we say “Goodturnout; folks helping their bye” to 2021… Get ready! community the real story this It’s that New Year’s Shooting time of year again as both year. • City Manager/Fire Chief groups glad to be out again, Jeff Cash’s Nov. 29 retire- continuing their time-honored ment reception well-attended. tradition of shooting in the Many came by to wish him New Year! well and good fortune in his (Part Two – and the end future. • Chief Jeff Cash receives – of our two-part ‘Looking Order of the Long Leaf Pine Back’ at 2021 series. Thank at 2021 CFD Banquet; Pat- you for being faithful readers rick O’Leary receives CFD and subscribers of the CherChief’s Citizen Advocate ryville Eagle!)

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Jack Dellinger – SPC 1A/2A All-Conference Award (football).

The Cherryville Eagle

Cooper Sloan – Ironmen Award and SPC 1A/2A All-Conference Award (football).

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Justin Chapman – One Man Band Fan Award (Ironmen Marching Band).

Jackson Owens – The “V in the C” Award (football).

Chase Miller – CHS Athletic Award and Most Valuable Offense Player Award (football).

Tobias Miller – The “V in the C” Coaches Award (football).

Mitchell Lackey – Most Valuable Lineman Award (football).

Corey Alston – Most Improved Player Award (football).

Tanner Sisk – Most Improved Coaches Award (football).

Amir Starr – Most Improved Coaches Award and Athletic Award (football).

CHS Fall Sports Awards Ceremony Here are the remaining student athletes who won awards at Sunday’s, Dec. 5, 2021 CHS Ironmen Fall Sport’s Awards Ceremony with their awards. Not all winners were present to get their awards and some who were there did not stay to have photos made. All told there were 21 awards listed for the six CHS sports covered at this ceremony.

West/Midwest All-Star Basketball Games schedule for March 2022 by MIKE POWELL Special to the Eagle

The top players from Cherryville, Bessemer City and Highland Tech, along with those from 13 other schools, will compete in the West/Midwest All-Star Basketball Games March 19, 2022, at Cherokee High School. Members of the event’s executive committee met Oct. 13 to finalize plans for the annual event, which is now in its eighth year, and is directed by longtime Cherryville assistant basketball coach Dr. Bud Black. Both girls’ and boys’ games are scheduled, and the event will occur after the North Carolina High School Athletics Association championship games have been completed. The Midwest schools from which top players

will be drawn are Avery, Bessemer City, Cherryville, Draughn, Highland Tech, Mitchell, Rosman, Mountain Heritage and Thomas Jefferson. The West teams will feature players named to All-Conference teams and voted on by coaches. In the Midwest, one player will be named from each participating school. Teams in the West division are Cherokee, Highlands, Hayesville, Murphy, Hiwassee Dam, Nantahala, Andrews, Blue Ridge, Swain and Robbinsville. Among the officials attending the Oct. 13 virtual meeting were Black, Gaston County Board of Education member Lee Dedmon, treasurer and Cherryville athletics director Scott Harrill and media representative Mike Powell.

Cherryville Ironmen Basketball 2021-2022 Day Friday Tuesday Tuesday Friday Monday Tuesday Friday Tuesday Friday Monday Friday

Date Jan. 7 Jan. 11 Jan. 18 Jan. 21 Jan. 24 Jan. 25 Jan. 28 Feb. 1 Feb. 4 Feb. 7 Feb. 11

Opponent Bessemer City Highland Tech East Gaston Thomas Jefferson NCSD Shelby Bessemer City Burns Highland Tech NCSD Thomas Jefferson

Tues/Wed./Fri. Tues.-Sat.

Site Away Home Away Away Home Away Home Away Away Away Home

Time JV 4:30 VAR 6:00 JV 4:30 VAR 6:00 JV 4:30 VAR 6:00 JV 4:30 VAR 6:00 VAR 6:00 JV 4:30 VAR 6:00 JV 4:30 VAR 6:00 JV 4:30 VAR 6:00 JV 4:30 VAR 6:00 VAR 6:00 JV 4:30 VAR 6:00

Feb. 14-18 Conference Tournament Feb. 19, 22, 24 Sectional Playoffs

Boys Head Coach: Scott Harrill; Asst. Coaches: Bud Black, Dennis Tate, & Antonio Griggs JV Boys Coach: Antonio Griggs Girls Head Coach: Carrie Dalton; Asst. Coach: Callie Hahn Manager: Lee Roy Montgomery and Will Gates AD: Principal: Phone:

Scott Harrill Shawn Hubers (704) 836-9605, or (704) 435-2408


How to Get Your Affairs in Order Dear Savvy Senior, I would like to get my personal, legal and financial information organized so my kids will know what’s going on when I’m no longer around. Can you offer any tips on the best way to do this? Unorganized Emma

Dear Emma, Organizing your important papers and getting your personal and financial affairs in order is a smart idea and wonderful gift to your loved ones. Here are some tips to get you started. Get Organized The first step in getting your affairs in order is to gather up all your important personal, financial and legal information so you can arrange it in a format that will benefit you now, and your loved ones later. Then you’ll need to sit down and create various lists of important information and instructions of how you want certain things handled when you die or if you become incapacitated. Here’s a checklist of areas you need to focus on. PERSONAL INFORMATION • Contacts: Make a master list of names

and phone numbers of close friends, doctors, and professional advisers such as your lawyer, accountant, broker and insurance agent. • Medical information: Include a list of medications you take, along with any allergies and illnesses. • Personal documents: Include such items as your birth certificate, Social Security card, marriage license, military discharge papers, etc. • Secured places: List all the places you keep under lock and key such as safe deposit boxes, safe combination, security alarms, etc. • Digital assets: Make a list of all your digital assets, including everything from social media accounts to online banking accounts to home utilities that you manage online. It should include usernames and passwords. Use Rutgers Digital Assets Inventory Worksheet (njaes.rutgers. edu/money/pdfs/digital-assets-worksheet.pdf) as a guide. • Pets: If you have a pet, give instructions for the care of the animal. • End of life: Indicate your wishes for organ and tissue donation and write out your funeral instructions. If you’ve made pre-arrangements with a funeral home include a copy of agreement, their contact information and whether you’ve prepaid

or not.

LEGAL DOCUMENTS • Will, trust and estate plan: Include the original copy of your will and other estate planning documents you’ve made. • Financial power of attorney: This document names someone you trust to handle money matters if you’re incapacitated. • Advance health care directives: This includes a living will and medical power of attorney, which spell out your wishes regarding your end-of-life medical treatment when you can no longer make decisions for yourself. FINANCIAL RECORDS • Financial accounts: Make a list of all your bank accounts, brokerage and mutual fund accounts, and any other financial assets you have. • Debts and liabilities: Make a list of any loans, leases or debts you have – mortgages owed, car loans, student loans, medical bills, credit card debts. Also, make a list of all credit and charge cards, including the card numbers and contact information. • Company benefits: List any retirement plans, pensions or health benefits from your current or former employer including the contact information of the benefits

administrator. • Insurance: List the insurance policies you have (life, long-term care, home, auto, Medicare, Medigap, prescription drug, etc.) including the policy numbers, agents, and phone numbers. • Property: List real estate, vehicles and other properties you own, rent or lease and include documents such as deeds, titles, and loan or lease agreements. • Taxes: Include the location of your tax records and your tax preparer’s contact information. Keep all your organized information and files together in one convenient location, ideally in a fireproof filing cabinet or safe in your home. Also be sure to review and update it every year, and don’t forget to tell your kids where they can find it.

If you need help, get a copy of “Get It Together: Organize Your Records So Your Family Won’t Have To” at for $17.50 for the downloadable versions, or $20 for a printed copy. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book.