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Volume 117 • Issue 46


Wednesday, November 17, 2021

13th Annual Community Thanksgiving Meal drive-thru The Cherryville City Council listening to citizens comments on a rezoning issue. (photo by MEP/The Eagle)

Citizens comment on Stroup Acres rezoning plan by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

At last Monday night’s Nov. 8 City Council meeting, after approval of the various meeting minutes and Mayor Beam’s comments on the recent municipal elections, the main issue discussed was the proposed rezoning of five parcels of land located at 1404 Shelby Hwy., from R-40 to CU R-9, CU RMF, and B-2. The area is approximately 176.62 acres and the property is owned by, according to information received at the Council meeting, Stroup Acres, LLC, the deed for which was dated Nov. 27, 2007. The property is being looked at by Mon-

trose LLC for rezoning to build over 400 housing units on the property, if rezoning can be accomplished. There are a number of adjoining properties on all four sides of the property under discussion (31 that were listed) and many of those property owners appeared at the Council meeting as citizens to be heard when Council went into public hearing. Michael Foess, of Montrose LLC, was also at the meeting and spoke about what he and his company were wanting to do with the property, which is to develop it for a large number of houses, 490, according to what he told Council. Mr. Foess also noted their

Things start at 11 a.m., and lasts until 2 p.m. by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

The Saturday, Nov. 20, 13th Annual Cherryville Thanksgiving Community Meal will be, according to its organizers, a drive-thru event, just like last year, said Tammy Campbell, organizer of volunteers for the meal. Event organizers said it will be, again, “…basically a ‘To-Go Only’ operation, adding also it is on a “while supplies last/first come first serve” basis. The drive-thru meal event is from 11 a.m., until 2 p.m. Mrs. Campbell noted in last year’s article they fed, “…838 people” and “… started running out of certain items by the end (around 2 p.m.).” Campbell also noted then that, “Since it was all takeout, I’m not sure how many were shut-ins, but I do know all the Meals on Wheels people in our area did get a meal and that was 36 plates” at that

Last year’s 12th Annual Community Thanksgiving Meal volunteers hard at work, preparing the meals that were taken to the waiting folks in the drive-through line outside the Cherryville Post 100 American Legion Building. See more photos on page 11. (Eagle file photos by Michael E. Powell/CF Media) time. Tammy noted that at the 2020 meal, each church sent someone over to pick up their shut-in’s meals, adding, “Some neighbors came by to get meals for the ones they knew could not get out. In last year’s event, Campbell noted they had to limit their volunteers this year, and did the meal then with only 25 volunteers with First Baptist Church of Cherryville sending a crew of seven. The event this year will once again held at the Post 100 American Legion build-

ing, located at 215 N. Pink St., Cherryville, said Campbell and is, again, sponsored by Food Lion. Campbell noted the Legion Building’s parking lot will be set and divided off by orange traffic cones directing the incoming vehicles who came by to pick up plates where to go once they entered, and where to exit after they got their meals. Campbell noted her volunteers in the Legion building’s kitchen will prepare the meals – with everyone masked and gloved, of course, as per

COVID-19 pandemic rules and procedures; just as last year. Another of the 2020 event’s organizers, Cherryville Area Ministries Director Sherry Curry, is once again helping this year. Curry said in last year’s Eagle article, “It was also great to see many of the Cherryville-area churches and others volunteer and get involved with this feeding ministry.” Campbell said for more information, folks can call (704) 435-3816.

See STROUP, Page 9

Matt and Renee Brinton of Shelby, N.C., volunteered at the Boone Processing Center to prepare shoebox gifts for international shipment. (photo provided) In this group shot of the Veteran’s day 2021 event at Somerset Court, are (front row. seated, left to right): Harold “Don” Harris (Army), Claude Dixon (Navy), Robert Gore (Army), and Dale Leagon (Navy), with (standing, left to right): Unit 100 Ladies Auxiliary President Jill Parker-Puett; Ladies Auxiliary member Lynette Christensen. Cherryville Mayor H. L. Beam, III; Post 100 Commander Mike Robinson; Color Guard members Mickey Brown, Brian Dailey, and Monica Lockwood. (photo by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

Operation Christmas Child local shoebox Somerset Court military veterans honored drop-off sites by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

Updating information from a recent media release from Ms. Zette Zbinden, of N.C.-based Samaritan’s Purse, more than 4,000 locations will open up in order to collect Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts for the Samaritan’s Purse project. Volunteers are still collecting shoebox gifts during National Collection Week

(Nov. 15 – 22), and a curbside option is still being offered. For the Community First Media news area, drop-off spots for the Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes are as follows: Cherryville Eagle readership area: Anthony Grove Baptist Church, 100 Anthony Grove Road Crouse, on Wed., Nov. 17: 12 noon – 8 p.m.; Thurs., Nov. 18: 12 noon – 6 p.m.; Fri., Nov. 19: 12 noon – 6 p.m.; Sat., Nov. 20: 12 noon – 5 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 21: 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.; and Mon., Nov. 22: 9 a.m. – 12 noon. See SHOEBOX, Page 9

by city; Legion and Legion Auxiliary The four – called “Patriot Angels” by the Court – were overjoyed at the recognition by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

Four Veterans currently living at Somerset Court of Cherryville were recently treated to a ceremony in their honor on Nov. 11, Veteran’s Day 2021. The four are Harold “Don” Harris (Army),

Claude Dixon (Navy), Robert Gore (Army), and Dale Leagon (Navy). In a media release, Cigi Sparks, Communications Manager for the assisted living center, said the Court wanted to host the Veteran’s Day event on that day in order to recognize the military vets who have served their country and who now reside at Somerset. Sparks noted Cherryville Mayor H.L. Beam, III, and members of the Post 100 American Legion, Unit 100 of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, and staff members of the Court would be

on hand to help these vets celebrate their day. The event started at 2:30 p.m., and though a light rain was coming down, nothing dampened the enthusiasm of those in attendance. Cigi noted the men were called their “Patriot Angels”, a title written at the head of their certificates. The certificates were presented to the four men by Mayor Beam and Ms. Sparks, along with Unit 100 Ladies Auxiliary and current National American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Commander Jill Parker-Puett. Assisting the

Mayor and Mrs. Puett were Post 100 American Legion Commander Mike Robinson, Post 100 American Legion Vice-Commander Monica Lockwood, and members of the Post 100 American Legion Color Guard, Brian Dailey and Mickey Brown, as well as Unit 100 Auxiliary member Lynette Christensen. Sparks also noted Somerset Court is home to 42 residents, who are taken care of by approximately 30 staff members. Mrs. Puett, who is also a Cherryville Councilwoman, See LEGION, Page 2

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Unit 100 President Jill Parker-Puett pins a ribbon on veteran Harold “Don” Harris, who is a resident at Somerset Court as well as being a U.S. Army veteran. (photos by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

ARRESTS 11-4: Joshua Levi Petty, 18, 2815 Lincolnton Hwy., Cherryville; one count of simple possession of marijuana. Mr. Petty was written a citation for the simple possession of marijuana and released. 11-4: Amber Marie Vandor, 38, 1252 Cherryville Hwy., Cherryville; one count misdemeanor DUI. Vehicle (2006 Lincoln Town Car) was secured and left at the scene. $2,500 unsecured bond. 11-5: Claude Johanes Mathey, 32, 7316 Talll Tree Ln., Charlotte; one count each misdemeanor DIU, possession of ½ to 1 and ½ ounces of marijuana, speeding, and failure to maintain lane control. $5,000 unsecured bond. 11-6: Eva Cathleen Johnson, 37, 251 St. Mark’s Church Rd., Cherryville, was arrested at this same address by GCPD officers on three (3) counts of an OFA (contempt of court/perjury/ court violation). 11-6: Christopher Michael Lane, 40, 251 St. Mark’s Church Rd., Cherryville, was arrested at this same address by GCPD officers on one count of an OFA (contempt of court/perjury/ court violation).

11-6: Stevie Marie Hoyle, 40, 900 East Church St., Cherryville; one count each felony possession of methamphetamine and possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, and one count misdemeanor simple possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance. $10,000 secured bond. 11-6: Travis Tyrone Lattimore, 41, 208 E. First St., Cherryville; one count misdemeanor WSOJ (Gaston Co.). $3,500 unsecured bond. 11-7: Frankie Joe Stevens, 60, 116 Sedgewood Dr., Cherryville, was arrested at this same address by GCPD officers on three (3) counts of an OFA (contempt of court/perjury/court violation). 11-10: Jacob Michael Ellis, 26, 141 Tot Dellinger Rd., Cherryville, was arrested at 425 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Gastonia, by Gastonia PD officers on one count of a warrant from another agency. INCIDENTS 10-25: Cherryville couple report intimidation by listed suspect who allegedly mailed a letter making threats. Case is active and under further investigation. 11-4: CPD officer and

City of Cherryville employee report simple possession of marijuana by listed suspect who possessed a controlled substance (marijuana). Seized: 3.6 grams. Closed/cleared by arrest. 11-4: CPD officer reports DUI and failure to maintain lane control by listed suspect who drove a motor vehicle while under the influence of an impairing substance. Closed/cleared by arrest. 11-4: CPD officer reports DUI, possession of ½ to 1 and ½ ounces of marijuana, and speeding by listed suspect who drove under the influence and possessed the listed controlled substance. Seized: 36 grams of marijuana. Closed/cleared by arrest. 11-5: GCPD officers report a new investigation into a larceny/other incident at 405 Helton Rd., Cherryville. 11-6: CPD officer reports possession of methamphetamine; possession of a Schedule II controlled substance; and simple possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance by listed suspect who possessed listed narcotics. Closed/ cleared by arrest. 11-6: CPD officer reports WSOJ for an OFA on listed suspect. Closed/cleared by arrest.

Cherryville City Councilwoman and Unit 100 President Jill Parker-Puett speaks to the four Somerset Court military veterans on Nov. 11, 2021, at the facility’s Veteran’s Day event.

After properly folding the American flag, Legionnaire Brian Daily presents it to Post 100 Commander, Mike Robinson, and salutes him as he takes the flag.

The four Somerset Court veterans – Harold Harris, Claude Dixon, Robert Gore, and Dale Leagon, along with Cherryville Mayor H.L. Beam, III, and members of the staff of Somerset Court, listen to Mrs. Pruett’s speech.

LEGION From Page 1 Mayor Beam, and the Legion members pinned the four veterans with small red, white, and blue ribbons with shield-shaped badges attached, in honor of their great service to America, then they, with Sparks’ help, presented the men with their certificates. The four men have each been residents at Somerset Court for a few years now, and to a man, each said they were not only honored to receive the pins and the certificates, but were humbled and overjoyed they were recognized on behalf of the many American men and women who served. Harold “Don” Harris noted also we should never forget all those veterans who didn’t get to come home, and who gave their all for this great

country. Navy veteran Claude Dixon, who formerly worked in the newspaper business for the Cherryville Eagle and Republic newspapers, said the recognition on Veteran’s Day was “…a bit of a surprise, but a good one!” After the pinning, Mrs. Puett read from a prepared speech on the folding of the American flag and on the history of Veteran’s Day. She also talked about her father, a veteran of WWII, who she said “fought for our flag.” Mrs. Puett noted the blue field on the flag stands for our sky; the red stripes for the blood, sweat and tears; and the white stripes for peace. She went to describe, as the Legion Color Guard folded the American flag, what each of the 13 folds stands for: Light, Belief, Remembrance (of our Vets), Warrior Nature, Tribute to Courage,

Where our Hearts Lie, Tribute to our Armed Forces, Tribute to the Ones who died and to Honor their Mothers, Tribute to Womanhood, Tribute to Fathers, Eyes of the Hebrew God of Abraham and Isaac on us, the Eyes of Christians

Post 100 Legionnaires Mike Robinson, Mickey Brown, Monica Lockwood, and Brian Daily receiving the salutes from the fellow veterans, Harold Harris, Claude Dixon, Robert Gore, and Dale Leagon at the Nov. 11, 2021 Somerset Court Veteran’s Day recognition event. watching, and lastly, the Complete Stars of the Field, representing that In God We Trust! “The final shape of the folded American flag is in the shape of America’s first President, George Washington’s tri-cornered hat. It is then given to the wife or family of a fallen veteran,” she concluded. “Taps” was then performed by Legionnaire Mickey Brown, and the program was concluded. Harold Harris did comment on how we should never forget those left behind in Afghanistan because we owe them for their help to our military men and women who served there before the recent pull-out.


Post 100 Color Guard member Mickey Brown plays the immortal tune, “Taps” on his trumpet in memory and honor of all those who were remembered on Veteran’s Day.


The City of Cherryville will be accepting applications for the Position of Water Plant Lab/Tech Operator for the Cherryville Water Treatment Plant.

The City of Cherryville will be accepting applications for the position of Sanitation Maintenance Mechanic Level II for the Cherryville Sanitation Department (Truck Driver).

Applicant must have a high school diploma. Applicant would be required to learn the lab procedures that are required by the State and also be willing to learn the procedures for operating the Water Plant. The Water Plant runs 365 days a year. Right now we operate two shifts every day. Please contact the Cherryville Water Treatment Plant for an application at 812 Tot Dellinger Road. You can also obtain an application on the City’s website: or call 704435-1738 Monday-Friday 7:00AM- 3:00PM. Starting salary based on education and experience.

Applicant must have a knowledge of heavy equipment such as Sanitation Trucks, BackHoe, Loader, Dump Truck, Etc. Heavy Equipment operator preferred. Job requires employee to perform after hours and weekend work at times. Employee would be required to have knowledge and operation of Sanitation Trucks and able to run proper routes. Must have a CDL Drivers License. Please contact the City of Cherryville Public Works Department for an application at 403 Public Works Way, or obtain an application on the City’s web site at cityofcherryville. com or call (704) 435-1737 Mon. -Fri. 7:00 AM -4:00PM. Starting Salary based on education and experience. The City is an equal opportunity employer.

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Coming Up at Your Cherryville Branch Library! by TRACI POLLITT Branch Manager – Cherryville Library

Family Storytime – Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. LEGO Club – 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month at 3:30 p.m. (Nov. 9th and 23rd) CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY – Thursday, Nov. 25 through Sunday, Nov. 28 Cocoa & Coloring Family Night – Monday, Dec. 6, at 6 p.m. Adult DIY: Reading Journals – Thursday, Dec. 2, at 5 p.m., OR Saturday, Dec. 4, at 11 a.m. CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY – Friday, Dec. 24 through Monday, Dec. 27 CLOSED FOR NEW YEAR’S HOLIDAY – Friday, Dec. 31 through Sunday, Jan. 2 This year is quickly drawing to a close with the time changing, darkness falling earlier, and temperatures getting colder. We are ready for winter! We have upcoming programs for our families and our adult patrons in the month of De-

Your Cherryville Branch Library thought creating a Reading Journal would be a novel idea (See – a little literary humor!), and even better, might make a fun ‘DIY’ event. Patrons can create their own reading journal or craft one to give as a gift. (photos provided) cember, and we’re excited! First off is our Cocoa & Coloring Family Night. Pre-pandemic, we tried to host a family coloring night about once a quarter. We miss those relaxing programs and were anxious to bring them back. We’re keeping the doors open a bit later that night to allow families time to get here,

with the event beginning at 6 p.m. We’ll close up at 7:30 p.m. that evening, and hopefully, lots of families will stop by for a few minutes. Our other event is for adults. Working in a library, we tend to keep track of what we’ve read, and we love lists. Ms. Kim thought creating a Reading Journal

The journal pictured here is based off Ms. Traci’s reading for 2021 and includes pages such as Reading Goals, Book Series Tracker, and Mini Book Reviews. Each month has a Reading Challenge list, too! would be a novel idea (see what we did there? Literary humor!), and even better, might make a fun DIY event. Patrons can create their own reading journal or craft one to give as a gift. Registration is required, and patrons will need to choose a theme from our pre-made pages. The journal pictured is based off Ms. Traci’s reading for

2021 and includes pages such as Reading Goals, Book Series Tracker, and Mini Book Reviews. Each month has a Reading Challenge list, too! We will be hosting this twice to ensure we have times that will fit almost any schedule. Patrons can register for the Thursday evening session or the Saturday morning session. Space is limited,

so be sure to call soon! For library information, call us at (704) 435-6767, or stop by the branch at 605 E. Main Street. Our public service hours are 10 a.m., to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday and Saturday. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Main Street to host After-Thanksgiving Holiday Market November 27 Festive event will feature Arts and Crafts vendors; local merchants by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor


Downtown Director David Day said, in a recent media release, that Downtown Cherryville will host its first Main Street Holiday Market and Small Business Weekend since the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown, on Saturday, Nov. 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Keeping things simple, Mr. Day noted, “We’ll have vendors selling all

sorts of handcrafted gifts for Christmas. And, our Main Street merchants are participating and offering specials. So, we’re also billing the event as Small Business Weekend.” To add even more fun to the festivities, Day said there will be baked goods, coffee, tea, and cider for sale. “We think we’ll have a great atmosphere for our guests,” said Day, adding, “And, as always, we’ll have our Main Street decked out in Christmas decorations.” David said the vendors will be set up at the Cherryville Chamber of Commerce parking lot on Main Street.

Also adding to the atmosphere, Day noted the nearby (and newly-renovated) Heritage Park will be open and decorated for Christmas. The Park features restored historic buildings from the turn of the last century, showcasing the town’s rich heritage. Day said vendors wishing to participate should contact either him or Mary Beth Tackett at the Cherryville Chamber of Commerce, at (704) 435-3451. “Also, more information will be on the Cherryville Main Street Program Facebook page,” he said.


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Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th. –Julie Andrews

My thoughts on our American Thanksgiving feast There are shellfish, many reasons but, we should give again, Thanks this seaI’m just son, not the least not all of which is, of that course, that it knowlis the month in edgeable which we celeabout brate Thanksgivthe origiing. nal feast, While many so, you nations celemight brate some form want to of a Christmas Google By Michael Powell holiday, or an that Easter holiday, when or just about any religious you get the time. holiday, so far as I know, My dear, departed, Thanksgiving is a onesaintly grandmother’s, of-a-kind, truly uniquely who always told me I had American holiday. And, some (read: not too much if the legends and various [sadly]) Native American versions of its history are blood in my family line true and correct, then we (they said Cherokee and have Indigenous People, possibly some Chickaa.k.a. Native Americans, saw… again, I don’t know to thank for said holiday, for certain…) were quick and also for saving our to point out that as one White, European ancesgroup of my ancestors tors’ hides for basically (Welsh and Scots) came feeding them from the across the Big Pond to setlargesse of their bounty, tle here, the other group, i.e. deer, or pemican (sort who – coincidentally – of a beef jerky made from were already here (thank either buffalo or probably you very much); trying to deer… of some large anfigure out a way to NOT imal…); corn; probably let their new White friends some sort of squash; and, eat them out of house and well, I don’t really know home (never mind steal what else. Maybe fish or their land!), and trying to

make sure the new kids in the neighborhood fit in. Also, there was that nasty business about the various and sundry horrendous diseases we White folk brought with us as well becoming a major problem for our new-found Native American benefactors and erstwhile, uh… neighbors. Those sort of got WAY out of hand! Anyway, from what I can remember about how things might have gone down, first Thanksgiving meal-wise, and in spite of all those “woke” revisionist versions of history, which I believe are equally suspect as much as the “main narrative” about said meeting and feast, I can’t help but think the greatest loser in all of this historical (or ‘hysterical’) “jibba-jabba” is that great American bird, the turkey! One wonders, had Ben Franklin gotten his way, that august and multicolored bird would now be gracing all of our currency, our national seal, and whatever else we can find the image of another great American bird – the Bald Eagle – plastered on nowadays.

Also, has anyone ever even tasted Eagle? I can’t imagine anything that eats dead critters or kills its food for a living even remotely tasting like, well, turkey, or chicken, or duck, or even that mysterious and elusive critter, the Turducken! Plus, have you seen the talons on one

of those big white-headed raptors? I’m told they are powerful enough to crush a baseball! While I don’t know about that, I’m fairly sure a turkey wouldn’t do much to a baseball except to peck at it or try and hatch it. Just saying… At any rate, here’s hoping all y’all have a great

Thanksgiving feast whether it’s turkey, turducken, venison, or roast beast, or even – yeck! – a veggie version of some mystery meat. Enjoy folks… and stay away from trying the eagles this season. Or EVER! Happy Turkey Day y’all!

Honor and care for our Veterans Thank You to all

of our Veterans! November 11 lachian State was recently obUniversity in served as “VeterBoone. To an’s Day” in the my dismay United States. It there were is a federal holmany students iday originally at college referred to as protesting the “Armistice Day” war, which established Noupset me vember 11, 1919 By Anne S. Haynes when my honoring the first brother was anniversary of World War risking his life for their I. The armistice (truce) was safety. I remember delivsigned on the 11th hour of ering a speech in speech the 11th day of the 11th class about the war and month. soldiers and draft dodgers. Congress passed a The speech teacher liked law in 1926 honoring the the way I was saying what veterans, and a national I believed while some of observance of the date bemy fellow students did not came a holiday in 1938. appreciate it. The holiday originally My mom lost her honored veterans of World brother Ben in World War War I, but the name was II. The report they received changed to Veterans Day said he was a Military Poin 1954 by President liceman guarding prisoners Dwight D. Eisenhower. on an open-top train after He wanted the holiday to the war. He was reported honor all of the veterans in to have fallen from the the United States. train and a passing train There have been quite a ran over him. I try to visit few veterans in my family. his grave every year and The first one to mention is thank God for such a brave my dad. He gladly served uncle. his country in World War My mom’s brother II. My brother Doug was Gerald served in the U.S. in the Vietnam War while Army Honor Guard and I was a student at Appaparticipated in the inaugu-

ration of President John F. Kennedy. I used to love to talk to him about the experiences he had serving his country. Tommy’s dad, Roy, served in the army in World War II, and completed Basic Training at Fort Riley, Kansas. Our Uncle Hoyle served in the Marines Corps at Jacksonville, N,C. Thankfully, Uncle Hoyle is still with us today. I believe it is vitally important to show appreciation to our men and women in the armed forces. These brave people have to endure strenuous training and education in various disciplines and leave their families and friends in order to keep our country safe. With that thought in mind, my husband Tommy and I place American flags on veterans graves in our church cemetery. It’s our way of honoring them for their service. Thank you to all of our United States veterans. Your bravery and honor has kept us a free country during many difficult days. We owe so much to you.

During World War II, on April 9, 1942, 75,000 United States soldiers and Glenn Mollette Filipino Guest Editorial soldiers were surrendered to Japanese forces after months of battling in extreme-climate conditions. Soon after the bombing of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese forces began the invasion of the Philippines. The capture of the Philippines was crucial to the Japanese. It would bring them one step closer to the control of the Southwest Pacific. The Philippines were just as important to the U.S. Having troops in the Philippines gave the U.S. footing in the Southwest Pacific. After the invasion of the Philippines, U.S. – Filipino troops defended the crucial lands. These brave soldiers were responsible for the defense of the islands of Luzon, Corregidor, and the harbor defense forts of the Philippines. They fought in a malaria-infested region, and survived on little portions of food. Some lived off of

half or quarter rations. The soldiers lacked medical attention. U.S. medics did what they could to help their fellow soldiers. They fought with outdated equipment and virtually no air power. The soldiers retreated to the Philippine Peninsula when Japanese forces were reinforced and overwhelmed the U.S. – Filipino soldiers. On April 9, 1942, the U.S. and Filipino soldiers surrendered after seven months of battle, combined with exposure to the extreme elements, disease, and lack of vital supplies. The tens of thousands of U.S. and Filipino soldiers were forced to become prisoners of war to the Japanese. The soldiers faced horrifying conditions and treatment as POWs. The soldiers were deprived of food, water, and medical attention, and were forced to march 65 miles to confinement camps throughout the Philippines. The captive soldiers were marched for days through the scorching jungles of the Philippines. Thousands died. Those who survived faced the hardships of prisoner of war camps and the brutality of their Japanese

captors. The POWs would not see freedom until 1945 when U.S. – Filipino forces recaptured the lost territory. In 1945, U.S. – Filipino forces recaptured the Philippines and freed the captive soldiers who were suffering in the confinement camps. These soldiers would be impacted by the poor conditions of the camps and the mistreatment by their Japanese captors. About onethird of the prisoners died from health complications after they were freed. (The above information is from My wife’s grandfather, Lyle C. Harlow, was one of the thousands who lived through the 65-mile march and almost four years as a prisoner of war. When he and the others who survived were freed, he came back to his wife in Kentucky who had also survived and a daughter born right after his departure overseas. He returned broken, weighing less than a hundred pounds and had to rebuild his life essentially from zero. Harlow, like thousands of others, never received a dime from the United States government after See VETERANS, Page 6

“Hoorah!” – For those who serve and who have served! by JOHN GRIMALDI Guest columnist

Remember when the nation had unflagging respect for our men and women in uniform, when we took pride in observing

Veterans Day, the Marine Corps birthday and the anniversary of the founding of the U.S. Navy? Remember presidents in the past who encouraged the nation to stand proud for our servicemen and

servicewomen; to recognize the sacrifices they willingly endured for love of country? Observance of those military observances, all three of which occurred over the past four weeks

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seemed to lack enthusiasm. Why? Sadly, a report prepared by The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute earlier this year showed the nation is

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losing confidence in our military. The Institute’s director, Roger Zakheim, is quoted in the report: “This downward trend in trust of the military is a leading indicator of a diminishing na-

tional spirit and an affront to President Reagan’s legacy. As part of his broader goal of restoring national pride, one of our 40th President’s top priorities, upon taking office See HOORAH, Page 6

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What have you been looking for? was talking about it, In the and it was featured day that we every few minutes live, people in commercials. are looking We would hurry to for all sorts unwrap those gifts of things to and see them for the try to find first time with great happiness, excitement. Howpeace, and ever, about a week meaning. REV. DALE or so later, the items Others are HENDRICKS Senior Pastor – Shady were already lost looking for Grove Baptist Church, or broken. Many self-satCherryville times, even before isfaction. the New Year, the As we approach the holidays, es- commercials were already pecially Christmas, many featuring a newer and imwill be on the search for proved version of the item that per-fect gift. I can that we had received, and remember, growing up, ours just seemed to lose that my parents would its appeal. So many today search and search for the are looking for things that latest and most popular cannot bring lasting happiitems to give me and my ness, peace, or meaning. siblings. You know, that There is a story in the one item that we just had Bible of a blind man that to have because everyone was looking for healing.

From Gratitude to an Attitude (Part 3 of “Don’t be a Turkey” Series) Remember how your heart leaped when you first dated the love of your life? You couldn’t live without that person. However, before long you were complaining that your prince had turned into a frog, or your queen had turned into a witch. How about the time you bought a new car? You were DANYALE PATTERSON excited and proud of it, but after insurance payments, high gas prices, and car trouble, you were ready to be done with that vehicle. The thrill was gone! Another example of how gratitude turns into an attitude is when new parents can’t wait for the sweet little baby to walk and talk. After a few years, the desire and the commands are for the child to just, “SIT DOWN AND BE QUIET!” Have you found yourself in any of those scenarios like I have? I know there’s a lot to be grateful for, yet I find myself complaining about the very thing I was elated about. Grumbling really puts me in a bad mood, and it doesn’t edify the people around me who have to listen to the constant murmuring. The Bible says in Philippians 2:14 (NIV), “Do everything without grumbling or arguing.” DON’T BE HANGRY The children of Israel had been delivered from abuse and slavery with a miraculous and mighty demonstration of God’s power. Yet they were whining and griping to God about food and insulting him by saying they should go back to Egypt. They were “hangry”, which means being angry and upset because of hunger and a desire to eat immediately. In other words, they were allowing their circumstances and fleshly desires to pull them from a place of gratitude into a bad attitude. God was very displeased with them, and they received severe consequences, but he still provided for their every need. See Numbers Chapter 11. Let us ditch the complaining and work to incorporate a “thanks-living” approach to life. Here are some suggestions: • Create a Gratitude Journal - In the morning or before going to bed, write 3 things you are grateful for that happened that day. • Meditation Time - Think about something you are glad that you let go of, or that is no longer in your life. It could be unproductive habits, unnecessary items, or negative relationships, etc. Congratulate yourself for having the courage and discipline to let it go. • Express Appreciation - Take time to appreciate at least 1 person each day through compliments, notes, or gifts. • Reading Scriptures - Spend time reading scriptures about thanksgiving or praise and pray them. PRAY THIS PRAYER: “God, you are sheer beauty, generous in love, and loyal always. I am in awe of your goodness and your majesty. Thank you for life, health, and strength. The family and friends you have given me are priceless. I am also grateful for your glorious presence and powerful words that have kept me through the storms of life. Forgive me for moaning and groaning about temporary problems. I am tremendously blessed. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.” Contact Danyale Patterson to get spiritual resources, share a testimony, send a prayer request, or book her to speak at

He felt that if he could only see, he would be able to find happiness, peace, and meaning. He did find all those things and so much more when he met Jesus. See, Jesus not only healed his eyes but He also healed his soul. The blind man, Bartimaeus, threw off his cloak and ran trem-bling to Jesus. Jesus said, “What do you want me to do for you?” He said, “Lord, that I may receive my sight.” In that moment as he said, “Lord,” his spiritual eyes were opened. Je-sus said, “Your faith has made you whole.” Notice – not your intellectual understanding, not your money, not your works – but your faith. Faith! That’s all it takes! Immediately Bartimaeus, who had been

blind all of his life, began to open his eyes. The first thing he saw was the face of Jesus. What an experience – to open one’s eyes and look straight into the strong, tender face of Jesus! Bartimaeus met Jesus and the Bible says he “followed Jesus in the way.” Thank You, Lord Jesus, for healing me from my spiritual blindness and showing me that the real secret to finding last-ing happiness, peace, and meaning is not found in anything that I might find in this old world but, only in placing my faith in you. Thank you for letting me see that when I follow you, all my problems just seem to fade away.

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Shady Grove Community Thanksgiving Service on November 21 There will be a Community Thanksgiving Service held on Nov. 21, at 6 p.m., at Shady Grove Baptist Church, 3240 Tryon Courthouse Rd., in Cherryville. Rev. Keith Huss of Cherryville’s Mt. Zion Baptist Church will be providing the sermon. Everyone is

invited to come worship together and give praise to the Lord. They will be collecting canned foods and a love offering for the Cherryville Area Ministries food pantry to help those less fortunate in our community. They hope to see you there!

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Shady Grove Baptist Church 3240 Tryon Courthouse Road, Cherryville Anthony Grove Baptist Church 100 Anthony Grove Road Crouse, NC 704-435-6001 Bess Chapel United Methodist Church 6073 Flay Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-7969 Bethlehem United Methodist Church 6753 NC 182 Highway Cherryville, NC 704-435-1608 Blessed Hope Baptist Church 3357 Fallston-Waco Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-8530 Body of Christ Fellowship Center 405 S. Cherokee Street Cherryville, NC Calvary Way Holiness Church 1017 Second Street Cherryville, NC Pastor Clifton Morgan Cherryville Church of God 810 East Main Street Cherryville, NC 704-435-2275 Cherryville Missionary Methodist Church 318 W. Ballard Street Cherryville, NC 704-435-6934 Emmanuel Baptist Church 1155 Marys Grove Church Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-5764

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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exactly 40 years ago, was to restore confidence in a military still struggling in the aftermath of Vietnam … He recognized that a trusted military not only strengthens deterrence; it strengthens the self-confidence of the American people. Therefore, President Reagan’s example provides an excellent guide for how we can overcome our current pessimism.” The Institute’s findings are disappointing, at best. For one thing, although Americans might see the military as the nation’s “most trusted institution,” oddly enough the numbers of us who have a “great deal of trust and confidence in the military” has fallen from 70 percent in 2018 to 56 percent today – a 14 percent drop!

women in uniform. The fact is that we haven’t seen or heard a lot of cheering at military celebrations for many years now. Washington Post columnist Bob Levey wrote about it in 1997. He noted that, “Veterans Day is fast becoming a ‘flexible holiday.’ That means you can celebrate it today if you choose, or you can bank it and celebrate when it suits you better … It’s often said that the meanings of Christmas and Labor Day are threatened with being lost. But the meaning of Veterans Day is threatened more than either.” President Biden never served in the military. Of course, his press department makes sure to distribute acknowledgement of military holidays. President Reagan did serve; he actually enlisted in the U.S. Army’s Enlisted



Another depressing discovery from the Institute’s report: “Only slightly over one-half of Americans (57 percent) think that the United States has the best military in the world and an even slimmer majority (53 percent) think it would win a war against a nuclear power. Between using the military or diplomacy in international affairs, 41 percent of Americans think the United States strikes the right balance, but about a third (34 percent) think the military is used when diplomacy would be better.” It’s no wonder the nation seems to downplay observations of the birthdays of our Armed Forces as the years go by. There was a time when Veterans Day was a big deal with parades and celebrations of the bravery, gallantry and heroism of our men and

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From Page 4 his release from the military. He received some VA medical benefits and would later die in a VA hospital. Until the last few years the VA has been a very undesirable place for medical attention but there has been improvement in recent years. He and so many others had to rebuild their lives with no help from our country. This makes it difficult to understand how our government can consider handing out thousands of

dollars to illegals pouring into our nation. Do we just hand them the American dream simply because they made it across our border? Most Americans are charitable people. We do more than any nation to help others. Yet, when our homeless Veterans are sleeping on America’s streets while shelters, medical insurance and even cash are made available for those who are unwilling to salute our flag, hate our culture and despise many of our values, then something is wrong – seriously wrong.

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CHS Ironmen’s Kadin Beaver selected for Queen City Senior Bowl One of 16 high school standouts picked for Dec. 18 game by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

Cherryville High football player and senior Kadin Beaver is one of 16 local high school gridiron young men selected to play in the 2021 Queen City Senior Bowl, to be held at Charlotte’s Olympic High School, located at 4301 Sandy Porter Rd., Charlotte, on Dec. 18. The kickoff time is scheduled for 1 p.m., according to information on the QCSB website. The mission of the bowl game is, as noted on the event description section of the website, is “… to create a memorable and rewarding experience for the best high school football players and coaches” in Charlotte/Mecklenburg and the counties surrounding the Queen City – counties such as Gaston, Cleveland, Cabarrus, and Union. The teams are divided into East and West teams with Beaver being selected as the long snapper for the West team, he said recently. Beaver, 18, has been at CHS all four years, he said, adding his family moved to Cherryville from Gastonia when he was in the seventh grade. He attended John Chavis Middle School and played football there for Coaches Terry Moss and, later Seth Hartman. Kadin said his mom, Ashlye, found out about the Queen City Senior Bowl, got the information and they submitted his name for possible selection in the bowl game. “I was told they had 500 kids that applied,” Beaver noted, adding it was clearly an honor for him to have been selected from that large group of young men. His parents, Ashlye and Buster Beaver, said of his selection, “We are very proud of him and for him.” Kadin will be joined by the Mountain Island Raptor’s Dylan Bisson (QB) and WR Trae Nickelson (WR); South Point Red

CHS senior Kadin Beaver stands by the Ironmen statue outside the school’s office. (photos by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media) Raider RB Tyson Riley; Highland Tech Rams TE Trent Dockery; North Gaston Wildcat WR Brian Coley; Kings Mountain Mountaineer OL Tykel Smith; Crest Charger’s OL Taree Watkins and LB Nick Beason; Stuart Cramer Storm’s DL Arias Nash; Ashbrook Green Wave’s DL Jonathan Derricott; Burns Bulldog’s LB Azari Brown; Forestview Jaguar’s LB Jaycob Neely and ATH Camury Reid; Shelby Golden Lions DB Nathan Hopper Shelby; and East Gaston Warrior ATH Justin Hill. The web site noted the coaches for the West team are: North Gaston’s Justin Clark, Highland Tech’s Pedro Truesdale, and Burns coach David Devine. Beaver noted the teams will practice at Olympic HS starting Dec. 13 through 17, and will play Saturday, Dec. 18, also at OHS. As for his future plans, Beaver said he hopes to be a long snapper in college and his number one college choice is Wake Forest as a walk-on hopeful. In his high school career, Beaver has played the long snapper position for the Ironmen, as well as tight end and quarterback.

In their win against Highland Tech at the Oct. 8 game at Highland Tech, Kadin Beaver is in motion as Ironmen QB Chase Miller prepares to spring into action.

Kadin Beaver (#7) tackles the HT Rams ball carrier in the Ironmen’s October road win against Highland Tech.

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The Dixie Girls Softball Angels team and their coaches recently go their World Series Championship rings. The team is: Darrah Beam, Mary Upchurch, Jenny Brown, Katelin Huffman, Zoe Culberson, Avery Price, Chaslyn Montgomery, Georgia Cruise, Addison Pruett, Coach Dustin Morehead, Addy Morehead, Blair Culberson, Coach Matthew Anthony, Haylee Lynch, and Coach Wes Culberson. (photos provided)

Cherryville Ironmen Basketball 2021-2022 Day Date Opponent Site Time Thursday Nov. 18 Lincolnton Home Girls 5:00 Boys 6:00 Monday Nov. 22 North Gaston Home JV 4:30 VAR 6:00 Tuesday Nov. 30 Pinnacle Away JV 4:30 VAR 6:00 Wednesday Dec. 1 North Gaston Away JV 4:30 VAR 6:00 Friday Dec. 3 West Lincoln Home JV 4:30 VAR 6:00 Tuesday Dec. 7 Fred T. Foard Home JV 4:30 VAR 6:00 Friday Dec. 10 West Lincoln Away JV 4:30 VAR 6:00 Monday Dec. 13 Pinnacle Home JV 4:30 VAR 6:00 Friday Dec. 17 Shelby Home JV 4:30 VAR 6:00 Tuesday Dec. 21 Burns Home JV 4:30 VAR 6:00 Bud Black/Dennis Tate Holiday Classic Dec. 27, 28 2021 Cherryville NC Tuesday Jan. 4 East Gaston Home JV 4:30 VAR 6:00 Friday Jan. 7 Bess. City Away JV 4:30 VAR 6:00 Tuesday Jan. 11 Highland Tech Home JV 4:30 VAR 6:00 Tuesday Jan. 18 East Gaston Away JV 4:30 VAR 6:00 Friday Jan. 21 T/Jefferson Away JV 4:30 VAR 6:00 Monday Jan. 24 NCSD Home VAR 6:00 Tuesday Jan. 25 Shelby Away JV 4:30 VAR 6:00 Friday Jan. 28 Bess. City Home JV 4:30 VAR 6:00 Tuesday Feb. 1 Burns Away JV 4:30 VAR 6:00 Friday Feb. 4 Highland Tech Away JV 4:30 VAR 6:00 Monday Feb. 7 NCSD Away VAR 6:00 Friday Feb. 11 T. Jefferson Home JV 4:30 VAR 6:00 Tues/Wed./Fri. Tues.-Sat.

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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.





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ABC Board member Gail Jenkins hands Mayor H.L. Beam a check from the profits of the Cherryville ABC’s sale of alcohol. Mrs. Jenkins was re-appointed to another three-year term also at last Monday night’s meeting. (photo by MEP/The Eagle) Samaritan’s Purse President Franklin Graham encourages a girl in Belize as she explores the new items she found in her shoebox. (photo provided)

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In Shelby, for the Shelby Shopper readership area: Elizabeth Baptist Church, 301 N. Post Rd., Shelby, on Wednesday, Nov. 17: 5:30 to 8 p.m.; Thurs., Nov. 18: 5 to 8 p.m.; Fri., Nov. 19: 9 a.m. – 12 noon; Sat., Nov. 20: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 21: 1 to 3:30 p.m.; and on Mon., Nov. 22: 9 to 11 a.m. In Kings Mountain, for the Kings Mountain Herald readership area: Patterson Grove Baptist Church, 301 Oak Grove Rd., Kings Mountain, on Wed., Nov. 17: 5 to 8 p.m.; Thurs., Nov. 18: 4 to 6 p.m.; Fri., Nov. 19: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Sat., Nov. 20: 9 to 11 a.m.; Sun., Nov. 21: 12 noon to 3 p.m.; and on Mon., Nov. 22: 9 to 11 a.m. Zbinden noted in the media release their volunteer leadership is aiming to collect 21,000 shoebox gifts across the Western Piedmont NC Area Team. The Operation Christmas Child has been collecting and delivering

shoebox gifts – filled with school supplies, hygiene items and fun toys – to children worldwide since 1993, Zbinden noted, adding, “This is a project that everyone can still be a part of, even with COVID-19 restrictions.” “In the midst of the pandemic, children around the world need to know that God loves them and there is hope,” said Franklin Graham, president of Samaritan’s Purse. “A simple shoebox gift opens the door to share about the true hope that can only be found in Jesus Christ.” Graham continued, “These gifts open the door for us to share God’s love and the eternal hope of the Gospel with children and their families who are living in desperation and fear. The world is changing, but the message of the cross doesn’t change – bringing the hope of the Gospel to millions, especially the living hope of Jesus. Our mission never changes.” Randy Riddle, Senior Director, Operation Christmas Child, said, “Each year-round volunteer, participating church,

group, and individual shoebox packer is the heart and soul and engine driving Operation Christmas Child. Together, we are rallying around the opportunity and calling to serve Jesus in this way – with urgency to introduce more and more children to a loving God through His Son, Jesus Christ.” Zbinden noted that those interested in more information on how Operation Christmas Child is making adjustments during its National Collection Week can visit the organization’s Important COVID-19 Updates webpage for the latest information and answers to Frequently Asked Questions. Participants can find the nearest drop-off location and hours of operation as they make plans to drop off their shoebox gifts. The online lookup tool is searchable by City or ZIP code. Signs at each location will identify the drop-off.

STROUP From Page 1 group would do a traffic study, and said they have |heard” the citizens who live in the area and have already done many revisions to their original plans since first meeting with Council about the zoning change requests back in September of this year. Many of the residents who own property abutting the acreage in question took to the podium and voiced their serious concerns over the rezoning of the area. The chief complaints – and their were many – covered such issues as an unwanted increase in the volume and type of traffic such building would incur and bring about, possible reduced water pressure in the area for all residents involved, buffers being put in for some of the property owners, and possible police coverage in the area if the zoning happens and the houses are built. Mr. Steven R. Gunnell, a business owner in the area, told Council he didn’t believe the City has the capacity to handle a new subdivision, and he asked them to do a little more due diligence before deciding on this issue. “I’m not opposed to progress,” he said, “but I do think there needs to be a little more due diligence exercised.” This request was also re-

peated by Bobbie Ballard, also a property owner in the area in question, who noted she wished Council would “…have an independent consulting company” look into how this proposed subdivision would help Cherryville. After hearing the concerns of all of the people, Council went out of public hearing and Mayor Beam said that since the Planning and Zoning Board took no vote on the matter, sending the issue back to City Council, Council then contacted Centralina Council of Governments in Chapel Hill, who suggested to continue with the rezoning issue in order to give the City more time to study what the issue further before deciding what they wish to do regarding the rezoning. “We won’t take any action on this until we have done all our homework on this,” said Mayor Beam. In another zoning issue, Council voted to rezone property at 406 N. Mulberry Street from GMC to R-9. Three City employees were recognized for their service to the City of Cherryville. They were Mr. Bobby Dale Reynolds (5 years); Mr. Jason Black (10 years); and Mr. Charlie Canipe (20 years). In other business Council voted to re-appoint Mrs. Gail Jenkins to another three-year term on the Cherryville ABC Board. Mrs. Jenkins said, “I

appreciate the vote by Council. It is a confirmation the Board has done well,” adding they have give the City, in 2020-2021, $41,000, which she noted was $10,000 more than previously given. She said ABC Manager Allen Fraley said they had record profits and were glad to be able to give this to the Cherryville. Councilman Malcolm Parker is the City’s liaison to the ABC Board. Also, Council approved the listing by the Cherryville Police Department and the Cherryville Fire Department of four police vehicles and one fire truck as surplus inventory. Other business included Mayor Beam talking about the Little Ironmen football team still being in the state playoffs and about their banquet being held Nov. 28 at First Baptist Church’s COC building. He mentioned the City-wide revival held on Saturday, Nov. 13, the Councilman Gary Freeman asked Brandon Abernathy about the progress made on the Academy Street sidewalk, to which Mr. Abernathy said progress is being made. Councilwoman Jill Parker asked for an update on Main Street progress, and Downtown Director David Day said the water lines are almost done and the gas line services are almost complete, as is the sewer project, which he said is “almost completely done.”


Does Medicare Cover Mobility Scooters or Wheelchairs? Dear Savvy Senior, I have arthritis in my hips and knees and have a difficult time getting around anymore. What do I need to do to get a Medicare-covered electric-powered scooter or wheelchair? Need a Ride

Dear Need, If you’re enrolled in original Medicare, getting an electric-powered mobility scooter or wheelchair that’s covered by Medicare starts with a visit to your doctor’s office. If eligible, Medicare will pay 80 percent of the cost, after you’ve met your Part B deductible ($203 in 2021). You will be responsible for the remaining 20 percent unless you have supplemental insurance. Here’s a breakdown of how it works. Schedule an Appointment Your first step is to call your doctor or primary care provider and schedule a Medicare required, face-to-face mobility evaluation to determine your need for a power scooter or wheelchair. For you to be eligible, you’ll need to meet all of the following conditions:

• Your health condition makes moving around your home very difficult, even with the help of a cane, crutch, walker or manual wheelchair. • You have significant problems performing activities of daily living like bathing, dressing, getting in or out of a bed or chair, or using the bathroom. • You are able to safely operate, and get on and off the scooter or wheelchair, or have someone with you who is always available to help you safely use the device. If eligible, your doctor will determine what kind of mobility equipment you’ll need based on your condition, usability in your home, and ability to operate it.

a power scooter or wheelchair, he or she will fill out a written order or prescription. Once you receive it, you’ll need to take it to a Medicare approved supplier within 45 days. To find Medicare approved suppliers in your area, visit or call 800633-4227.

There are, however, circumstances where you may need “prior authorization” for certain types of power wheelchairs. In this case, you’ll need permission from Medicare before you can get one.

It’s also important to know that Medicare coverage is dependent on your needing a scooter or wheelchair in your home. If your claim is based on needing it outside your home, it will be denied as not medically necessary, because the wheelchair or scooter will be considered a leisure item.

Financial Aid If you have a Medicare supplemental (Medigap) policy, it may pick up some, or all of the 20 percent cost of the scooter or wheelchair that’s not covered by Medicare. If, however, you don’t have supplemental insurance, and can’t afford the 20 percent, you may be able to get help through Medicare Savings Programs. Call your local Medicaid office for eligibility information.

Where to Buy If your doctor determines you need

Or, if you find that you’re not eligible for a Medicare covered scooter or

wheelchair, and you can’t afford to purchase one, renting can be a much cheaper short-term solution. Talk to a supplier about this option.

For more information about power mobility devices call Medicare at 800-633-4227 or visit coverage/wheelchairs-scooters. Medicare Advantage If you happen to have a Medicare Advantage plan (like an HMO or PPO), you’ll need to call your plan to find out the specific steps you need to take to get a power-wheelchair or scooter. Many Advantage plans have specific suppliers within the plan’s network they’ll require you to use. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior. org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book.

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EMPLOYMENT NEED A CAR DISMANTLER. Auto Parts U Pull & Scrap Metal of Shelby. Must have valid driver license. Apply in person at 1025 County Home Road, Shelby, NC 28152 (704) 472-4666

GOLDEN DOMERS TOY AND HOBBY. Model Cars, Die-cast Cars & Trucks, Tractors, Hot Wheels, Construction Toys, Sports Memorabilia, Autographed Items, Hard to Find Items! See Mike & Brandon Willis. They are located at The Shoppes at Sandy Run 4345 W. Dixon Blvd, Shelby 704-297-0102 or 704297-0103

CNA LOOKING TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR LOVED ONES. 20+ years. Excellent references. Bathe, light housekeeping /cooking, meds, errands. 704-472-3472 ONE ON ONE CARE is hiring for all shifts. Full/parttime hours available. Group homes are 6 beds or less. CNA/Nursing assistant jobs available but not required. No exp. necessary, all trainings included. Please apply in person at 203 Lee St., Shelby. FULL TIME MAINTENANCE MAN NEEDED. Maintain rental properties. Must have valid NC Drivers license. Pay depends on experience. (704) 473-4299

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

NOW HIRING Roofing Laborer. Call 704-477-0516. NOW HIRING EXPERIENCED CASHIERS AT MIKE’S FOOD STORE. 2731 East Cherokee Street, Blacksburg, (Grover) SC. 29702. Second shift only. $10 to $14 per hour. No phone calls. In person only. 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 LOCK ‘N’ ROLL STORAGE. “ALL NEW” 10’x10’ and 10’x15’ Storage Units Available. Self Store Dawn til Dusk. Secure and Convenient! Located at 1002 Polkville Rd., (Hwy 226 N.) Shelby. Located next to 5 Star Auto Sales. or Call (704) 484-4112 TOY SHOW & COLLECTIBLES. Saturday, November 20th, Old Mooresboro School Gym, 308 Main Street, Mooresboro, NC 28114, 9:00AM-3:00PM. Admission $5, under 10 free; $25 setup fee, limit 3 tables, bring your own table, setup time 7:00AM9:00AM. Call 828-351-8822 or 704-692-7702. BARGAIN WAREHOUSE 120, LLC. We have a little bit of everything! Live edge wood; Walnut, Oak. We also have furniture, Christmas trees, survival foods, laundry detergent. Come visit our store soon! 758 NC 120. Mooresboro, NC Thursday and Friday 10am to 5pm Saturday’s 10am to 3pm or call for appointment at your convenience. (864) 4912199

CLEVELAND COUNTY GARAGE DOORS. Summer Tune-up Special, $59.95. 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. PROFESSIONAL TREE & STUMP REMOVAL. “We Make the Pain in Your Grass.... Disappear!” Call STUMP PROS @ (704) 691-4201 TRIPLE D PAINTING, LLC. All your painting needs. Free estimates. Over 25 yrs experience! Framing, facial boards and much more wood work available! Making your home, building or business look new again. (704) 418-5736 TRACTOR & DUMP TRUCK SERVICE. Bush Hog, Lot clearing, scrape driveway, gravel parking pads and much more. Reasonably priced and insured. Call Chuck 704-6927536. (704) 692-7536


HOLIDAY MARKET VENDOR EVENT. 1st Annual Outdoor & Inside Small Business Market Vendor Event. Hot Dog Plates available, other goodies as well. Come out and shop local and enjoy some good food and fellowship. Located across from Dollar General in Grover, NC on Cleveland Avenue from 8 am - 3 pm. (704) 418-5980

EMPLOYMENT PART TIME CHURCH SECRETARY. Provides effective and efficient general secretarial duties. Responsible for answering phone, publishing bulletins, paying church bills, check writing, payroll and disbursement of church funds in cooperation with church treasurer. Work hours are 8-12, Monday-Friday. Qualifications: At least a high school diploma, experience with MS Office (including Word, Excel and Powerpoint), basic bookkeeping and good organizational skills. (704) 435-6069 fwccherryville@




JIM’S PAINTING SERVICES. Exterior painting only. Free estimates. You will be pleased with our work. We have references. 828-287-9272, (828) 429-7511 PAINTING SERVICES. Over 25 years experience, affordable prices. Professional results. References available. Free estimates. Charles, or leave message. (704) 4358062. 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. SHIPMAN’S MASONRY- 48 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Brick, Block & Stone, Outside Fireplaces, Foundations, Underpinnings. “Free Estimates”. 1st Quality Work! (863) 5321587

YARD SALES CLEVELAND COUNTY HUGE YARD SALE TUESSAT. Clothes, furniture, Christmas Items and more TuesdayFriday at 1705 South Lafayette Street, Shelby, NC 28152 (704) 482-7880 E S TAT E / M U LT I - FA M I LY YARD SALE. Tools, collectibles, vintage and unusual items, lawn and garden, furniture, household items, queen size bedroom set, framed art, lamps, too much to list. Friday, Nov. 19 from 8:00am - 5:00pm and Saturday, Nov. 20 from 8:00 am - until. Address: 1216 West Cabaniss Road, Shelby, NC 28150

FOR SALE BEDROOM SUIT $400. King size bed with head board, 2 bed side tables, chest, dresser and 2 mirrors. Light colored wood. Just needs some TLC and paint. (864) 219-7050 sueggriff@ FREE SEASONED OAK LOGS. You cut and haul. 704300-4030. Leave message and phone number. FIREWOOD FOR SALE. Long wheelbase load. Fully loaded. $70.00/load. Delivered. 864-492-4793 or 803627-9408. DINING ROOM SET $350. Always wanted to host Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner? Now you can with this beautiful walnut dining set. Oval table with two leaves, 6 matching chairs and a matching hutch. Very good condition. (864) 2197050 2003 CORVETTE COUPE TINTED glass top panel. In great shape. Price negotiable. 704-466-0916. 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 5 DRAWER CHEST OF DRAWERS. 40 inches wide, 48 inches tall, 19 inches deep, $65; 5 piece outdoor wooden furniture with cushions, $85; Entertainment Center, 47-1/2 inches wide, 42-1/2 inches tall, 15 inches deep, $30; and a Corsett style wedding dress with red trim in front and down back, comes with a wrap, $100. 704-297-0063. GREAT CHRISTMAS GIFT. Brown Carhartt coat. 10 years old. Never been worn. Size 42 regular. Asking $55. (704) 487-0058 16’X40’ OR TWO STORY BUILDINGS. BUILT ON SITE. 1 DAY INSTALL. J. Johnson Sales INC. 828-245-5895. TOO LAZY FOR YARD SALE. De’Longhi Electric Space Heater 1500W $45, Executive Faux Leather Office Chair excellent condition $25, Dirt Devil Swift Stick $10, Used GE Microwave $15, New Offset Umbrella Cover $20 still in packaging Tan in color, Bedside Toilet Seat Never Used $50, Bath Chair $15, various women’s motorcycle leather items size 8/ medium. Kenmore Electric Sewing Machine in cabinet, make an offer. (704) 476-5113

GOLF CART FOR SALE. Batteries about 2 1/2 years old. Good condition. $1250.00 Call 828-980-3241

Deadline: Friday at 12:00 Noon



FIREWOOD FOR SALE. All types already split. Can deliver. Truck & Trailer loads, starting at $75. Will negotiate. 704-4667623

4 CKC GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES. We have 4 sweet babies looking for their forever homes. The will be ready around Thanksgiving. They are vet checked. Asking $600 each. 3 males and 1 female. (704) 734-7088

50 LB. ANVIL $150. 6 ft. Scrape Blade $225. Feed barrels, plastic with lids & rings, $20. #2 totes $75. (828) 3274782

USED CAMPER TOPS: BUY/SALE/TRADE. Various sizes and styles. 828-9800881. KILL ALL YOUR WEEDS! Ranger Pro 2.5 gallon. $44.00. 828-287-3272. GIANT VAC FOR SALE 16 HP, Vanguard. Great for dump truck or trailor to get up leaves. $1,000. 704-4807405. LARGE LIGHTED CHRISTMAS VILLAGE. $90. NEW Gig Bag, 76 key keyboard, $25. Leave message, (704) 482-1940

1984 E-ONE PUMPER. 59,900 miles, 750 gallon poly tank, 1000 GPM Hale 2 stage pump. All LED emergency lights. $20,000. Please contact Paul Creasman at (704) 691-4201. FREE FLASHLIGHT WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. The South’s Largest Online Mall has FREE flashlights while supplies last. Visit today!

855 JUBILEE FORD TRACTOR. Wheel Horse mower with scrape blade, 54” Kubota Zero-turn diesel mower, wall mount gas heater, new bushhog, ladies Rolex watch, field dirt for sale in Chesnee, SC. (601) 740-0837 MORGAN’S FIREWOOD Seasoned Small Stovewood, Cut Split Delivered only $75. Call 828-395-0758 SIX EXTRA LARGE PLASTIC CONTAINERS filled with size 12-18 women’s clothes. Jackets, dresses, suits, blouses, pants. Excellent condition. $30. 828-287-0982. BASEBALL COMPLETE SETS for sale. From the 80s. Call 828-748-9774. 2003 SUBARU BAJA. Gray with Black interior, 5 speed, Good tires, needs clutch. $2,500. 704-482-8090 (w) or 704-472-7924 (H). 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 ALL METAL GARAGES. Big Discounts! Zero down. Call for more details. 828-382-0455. DEER CORN. SHELLED, 50lbs, $10.05. 828-287-3272. PROPANE GRILL TANKS RE-FILLED. Only $10.99. Call 828-287-3272. NEW CANNING JARS with Lids & Seals. $17.67 per case. Call 828-287-3272. ACEPHATE FIRE ANT KILLER. Works great! $12.99. Call 828-287-3272. 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. 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. FLAG POLES, FLAGS IN STOCK. Pickup or we deliver and install available. J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City. Call 828-245-5895. REFRIGERATORS, STOVES, WASHERS, DRYERS. Discount Prices. 1205 Earl Road, Shelby NC. (704) 487-4443 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. ENCLOSED TRAILERS IN STOCK! 6’x10’, 6’x12’, 7’x12’ and 7’x16’ contact J. Johnson Sales, Inc., Forest City. (828) 245-5895 MOVING SALE! Couches, day beds, recliners & antique funiture-much more. 828-2894661.

GOATS & DOG FOR SALE. Two Nigerian doe goats, 2yrs. old, wormed/had shots. $200 ea. or $375/both. Also, a Teacup Yorkie Poo Chi, blonde, male, 2 1/2 years old, been neutered. $550. 828-3910919. FULL BLOODED GERMAN SHEPHERD puppies. One tan/grey male. Two black females. Two black males. $200 female. $250 male. 828-2879456 YOUNG BLACK LAB (MALE) $200. Variety of Chihuahua & Feist (All Lap Dogs) All Under 3 Years Old $100 up . Call (704) 473-8300 POODLE CHIHUAHUA MIX PUPPIES. 6 weeks old. $200 each. 704-473-3023 FOUND 4 MONTH OLD GREY & BLACK TABBY. IN Mooresboro area near Dollar General 114/21, wearing faded blue collar with blue bell. Please call (704) 472-3960

1982 E-ONE TANKER. 26,100 miles, 1500 gallon tank, 250 GPM Hale Pump. All LED emergency lights. $8,000. Please contact Paul Creasman at (704) 691-4201. HAY FOR SALE. 5’x6’ round bales hay for sale. Call 704472-3051. HORSE HAY FOR SALE $6-square and $40-round. 704-692-6325. DEER CORN, 60 POUND BAG. $9. Callahan Farms. 704-300-5341- Steve; 704472-8865 - Cletus; 704-3005341- Todd (704) 692-1627 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.

CHINESE SHAR-PEI PUPPIES. Coming soon on Nov.20th: Full blooded Chinese Shar-pei puppies for $1700. Sweet and great with kids. Will be amazing looking and beautiful personality. AKC registered. With gorgeous wrinkles. (910) 813-5775 PASTURE FOR RENT for horses. Up to 3 horses will cost $120/mth. 704-434-7663. AMERICAN BULLY BABIES 5 males and 1 female. 2 white males with 1 blue spot and blue nose. Blue brindles with white markings. (828) 499-0371 sandra73bryant@

WANT TO BUY CASH FOR YOUR CAR running or not, title or no title. Call Charles Dellinger at Red Road Towing. 704692-6767, (704) 487-0228 WOMEN’S SCRUBS. Would like to buy wide-legged, women’s, large tie-up scrubs. Please call 980-295-9382 DANNY’S AUTOWERKS. Buying used or junk cars. Competitive prices. Call Danny 828-289-3081 or Jimmy 828-289-1175. I WANT TO BUY 45 RECORDS. I want to buy old 45 records, albums and 78’s. (704) 782-0647 I PAY CASH FOR DIABETIC TEST STRIPS. Up to $10 per 100ct. Must be Unused, Unexpired. I’m local and pay fast. (828) 577-4197 WE BUY 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. WANT TO BUY CARS, TRUCKS. Trailers, Tractors, Farm Equipment. Must have ID and proof of ownership. Callahan’s Towing. (704) 6921006 WE BUY JUNK VEHICLES. WE PAY TOP DOLLAR FOR VEHICLES RUNNING OR NOT, MUST HAVE A TITLE OR ID. (704) 487-5244 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. WANTED: OLD AND NEW AMMO. Reloading supplies. Call 828-245-6756 or cell # 828-289-1488.

FARM & GARDEN FORD TRACTOR FOR SALE. Model 860, Runs great, new tires. Lots of new parts. $5,250 or OBO. Call Randy for more info: 704-4727800. NEW SOUTHERN 5 FT. BUSH HOG. $1,250. 828-2873272.

YORKSHIRE TERRIERS Standard, black & tan Yorkies, male and female. Raised and imprinted in our home. Tails docked, dewclaws removed, vet checked, dewormed and first shots. Prespoiled babies will be ready for their forever home 12/9/21. Shelby NC area. (704) 6923698. Scheduled FaceTime welcome. $1200 with $100 deposit to hold your baby. (704) 692-3698 BOSTON TERRIER, FRENCH BULL DOG. Boston Male 12 weeks $500, Frenchie Female 12 weeks $80. Both have shots and wormings. We’re in Charlotte NC (704) 449-7970 POLISH WHITECRESTED TOPHAT HENS FOR SALE. 6 mths old. $25 for one or $60 for all 3. 828-785-3265 ADULT QUAIL $5 EACH. Quail Chicks $1.50 ea. Quail eggs $3 per doz. (704) 4769943 SPREADING THE LOVE THIS CHRISTMAS. JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS - We have 3 regular Yorkies and 6 Parti Yorkies ready just in time for Christmas. These puppies come with a 1 year medical guarantee, CKC registered, Vet approved puppies. Taking depostis now. So many people missed out on the last litter $1,200 each. (704) 473-7042 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.

CARS & TRUCKS 2011 LINCOLN MKX 81,000 miles, Don’t Wait!, Excellent condition. $14,000. (704) 4870823 1993 FORD BUCKET TRUCK. 7.2 diesel, 5sp., disc brakes, mechanically sound, 175K mi., $6500. OBO sell or trade. 828-429-8833.


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CARS & TRUCKS 1998 CHEVROLET C/K 2500. 2 wheel drive, straight drive, 199,000 miles, new motor and clutch. $4,250 or Best Offer!, 704-472-7799.

1996 FORD F-150 57,938 miles. $1833, 5.0L engine, garage kept, more info at dvu284@tdyemail. com , very clean inside and out. (910) 427-9810 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 buck@ 2001 BUICK LESABRE LTD., 4 Door, 121,518 miles, leather seats. Asking $4000 obo. Gold in color. 704-4722248. (704) 482-2248 2002 FORD CROWN VICTORIA. 81,447 miles, good condition. Everything power works. Serious Inquiries only, $5500. (704) 300-2783

2021 HEARTLAND TRAIL RUNNER 211RD. 2021 26ft Heartland RV Travel Trailer Model 211RD. Sleeps 2 adults in Queen Bed up front, plus seating area converts to add 1 to 2 children or pets. Bathroom and stove never used. RV was just brought down from NY brand new for storage and sleeping only. Includes mounted flat screen TV, Fridge, A/C and Heat, Shower, Toilet, 2 Sinks, Microwave/Oven, Radio with outside speakers, Retractable Awning and colored lights. Sway bars included. MSRP $28,900. Can’t travel for awhile so selling. Asking $22,500 Firm, Cash Only. (585) 721-8162

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




NO HEAT BILLS HERE! 1 bedroom apartment, excellent location, Shelby. Second floor. Not HAP eligible. No pets or smoking. Heat & water included in $525 month. (704) 487-5480

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

TREAT YOURSELF TO A VACATION! “Great Fall Getaway Pricing”. We are a full service travel agency offering Air, Land and Sea Vacations. Call 704-585-1275 now to plan your trip! Expedia Cruises located at 915 South Point Rd. , Suite E, Belmont, NC or visit www.ExpediaCruises. com/BelmontNC

MOBILE HOMES DW 2018 MOBILE HOME For Sale. Never Been Lived In.63 lot, 4BR, 2BA. #3 School District. 980-404-5200.



ROSE HILL MEMORIAL PARK PLOTS. For Sale. $1000.00 each for (2) spaces. Section 1, Lot number 74 Spaces 1 & 2. Lawndale, NC 28090 (919) 696-7867

NEW 2021 AXIS 500 4X4. New with 2 year warranty dump bed lights fully road legal first 7500 cash (704) 6900988 promo28@protonmail. com


KINGS MOUNTAIN LAND FOR SALE. 914 S. Battleground Avenue. Zoned GB (1.43 acres) $139,900 **** ***************************** ************* 103 S. Cansler Street. Zoned GB (.08 acres) Previously burned building to be repaired or removed per City $45,000 ***************************** *************** Countryside Properties (704) 537-9800 5 BR HOME FOR SALE. $325,000. FOR SALE BY OWNER. HURRY THIS WON’T LAST....5 BEDROOM, 3 FULL BATH, 2,000 SQ. FT. HOME IN KINGS MOUNTAIN COUNTRY CLUB. SPLIT LEVEL BRICK HOME. EXTRA LARGE CORNER LOT. NEW WATER HEATER, EXTRA INSULATION IN ATTIC. BRICK WALKWAY, PATIO, ATTACHED STORAGE GARAGE. VERY WELL KEPT HOME. WELL ESTABLISHED NEIGHBORHOOD. MATURE LANDSCAPING. GOLF COURSE AND RESTAURANT/CLUB IN NEIGHBORHOOD. 9 MIN TO I-85. KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC 28086 (704) 7568481

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2 BEDROOM 1 BATH MOBILE HOME. $550 month, $550 deposit. Water included. No pets. 704-300-3647 2 OR 3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. For rent in Shelby & Grover. $600-$750. Call (828) 234-8147 MOVE IN SPECIAL. 2 & 3 Bedroom, deposit required. $195 weekly rates. Includes power and water. NO PETS. Visit us online at Oakwood Rentals, Shelby. Call (704) 473-4299 1, 2 & 3 BEDROOM TOWNHOMES. Shelby, NC. We are currently accepting applications for our waiting list. Rent is based on income (and some expenses are deducted). Call or visit us today, Laurel Hill Apartments 704487-1114. Equal Housing Opportunity. 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

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 2&3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Nice and clean, water furnished. Oak Grove Community, Kings Mtn. Call or text, 704-739-0259. RUTHERFORD COUNTY OAKLAND ROAD 2BR APARTMENT. Like new. Appliances, sewer, water, garbage included. $595. Small efficiency all utilities included. $450 plus deposit and references. 828-248-1776. 2 & 3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Small private park between Spindale and Forest City. Starting at $500 per month. 828-382-0475.

GC’s Rhino’s hoops squad works overtime to stay unbeaten by RICHARD WALKER Gaston College Communications

2020’s 12th Community Thanksgiving Meal organizer and director of volunteers, Tammy Campbell, on her way out the door with a bagged meal for a family in the drive-through line at the Cherryville American Legion Building. (Eagle file photos by Michael E. Powell/CF Media)

Teacher and volunteer Shelley Campbell helps out at the 2020 12th Cherryville Community Thanksgiving Meal. Shelley is the sister of Tammy Campbell, who is one of the event’s organizers.

Gaston College had to work overtime to stay unbeaten as the successful restart of its basketball program continued last Wednesday night. Despite trailing much of the second half, the Rhinos rallied to force overtime before pulling away for a 95-92 overtime victory over Lincolnton’s Combine Academy in a Gaston College home game played at Gaston Christian School in Lowell. Damon Davis (29 points, 10 rebounds) had his second double-double of the season to lead Gaston College (3-0), which hosted Lakeside Prep

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and Capt. Brian Doolittle said in a media release officers from the Cherryville Police Department responded to 5209 Dellinger Circle. While conducting an investigation at this location officers located 3.6 grams of heroin inside the residence, along with numerous types of drug paraphernalia. The following subjects listed below were arrested and charged with possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia: Jonathan Allen Rudisill, 31, of 100 Woodvale St., Cherryville, was arrested and charged and received a $5,000 secure bond; Taylor Rainer Wilhem, 27, of 2361 Stonegate Ln., Lincolnton, was arrested and charged and received a $5,000 secure bond, along with several outstanding warrants being served; Kayla Marie Wilhem, 25, of 5209 Dellinger Circle, Cherryville, was charged with the above charges but has not been served at this time. On Nov. 3, Jackie An-

nette Sartin, 42, of 5209 Dellinger Circle, Cherryville, was arrested and charged and received a hold from the magistrate. Sartin was arrested and charged with maintaining a dwelling for the sale of a controlled substance and resisting, obstructing and delaying officers. Also, on Nov. 6, CPD officers encountered a female in the parking lot of Local Market at 911 E. Church Street. During the encounter officers located 2.3 grams of methamphetamine, 136 dosage units of Oxycodone, and 2 dosage units of clonazepam. Stevie Marie Hoyle, 40, of 900 E. Church St., Cherryville, was arrested and charged and received a $10,000 secured bond. Ms. Hoyle was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine, felony possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, and possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance. No further information is available at this time.

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Gaston College’s WSGE radio station receives generous gift Estate of long-time supporter Robert McBurney donates $100,000 The Gaston College Foundation has received a generous donation from the estate of Robert McBurney, who died on Nov. 11, 2020. The donation is intended specifically for WSGE 91.7 FM, the College’s on-campus radio station. McBurney, of Lake Wylie, S.C., was a long-time supporter of WSGE and a member of its Independent Music Society’s Headliners Club and Hall of Fame Club. McBurney, a fan of the station’s beach and gospel music programming, made his first donation to WSGE in 2006 and consistently gave his financial support and issued matching gift

challenges during the nonprofit station’s fundraising drives. McBurney’s estate gift of $100,000 – the largest donation in WSGE’s 41-year history – follows nearly $70,000 in support over the years. Cathis Hall, WSGE’s Station Manager since 2006, is extremely honored and grateful for McBurney’s generosity. “Throughout my years of knowing Mr. McBurney, I found him to be a warm and giving person who truly desired to see the station prosper,” she said. “He never wanted onair recognition – he was a man who gave from his heart. With the financial blessings he has bestowed on us, I believe he was WSGE’s angel.” When presenting the donation to WSGE on Oct. 30, John and Tracy Stiff,

close friends of McBurney and executors of his estate, said, “Bob loved the station so much, and he was a big fan of (WSGE deejays) Kyle Beam, Johnny B., and Junior Norfleet for years. He was a very generous man who left most of his estate to charity.” “I am grateful for the legacy of giving by Mr. McBurney to the Gaston College Foundation,” said Luke Upchurch, the Foundation’s Executive Director. “His generosity and dedication to WSGE through his estate gift, along with the contributions from WSGE’s community of supporters, will ensure the financial stability of the station for years to come.” WSGE 91.7 FM Radio is owned and operated by Gaston College, and began broadcasting on Oct. 27,

WSGE, through the Gaston College Foundation, was presented with a gift from the estate of long-time supporter Robert McBurney. Pictured are (L-R): Luke Upchurch, executive director of the Gaston College Foundation; John and Tracy Stiff, executors of the estate; WSGE deejay Johnny B.; and Cathis Hall, WSGE Station Manager. (photo provided) 1980. It currently transmits at 7,500 watts, giving it the potential to reach 550,000 persons in approximately

10 counties. Located on Gaston College’s Dallas campus, WSGE is a volunteer-driven station that op-

erates 24 hours a day under the slogan, “Your Independent Music Source.”

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