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Incumbent H.L. Beam, III re-elected for another term Mayor looking forward to two more years of service In this Facebook Faith Fair crowd scene, the warm weather brought out kids of all ages to check the unique “block party” style of this relatively new Cherryville event. (photo by Joan Alfaro or provided)

Community Revival; Faith Fair scheduled for Nov. 12 and 13 Seventeen churches involved in muchloved Faith Fair block party and revival by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

A group of Cherryvi lle interested citizens, faith leaders and churches are looking to once again host a Faith Fair and Community Revival in the city. The last time one was held, according to revival officers, was in 2019. Due to COVID-19 restrictions one wasn’t held in 2020, they noted. In a letter sent recently to Mayor Beam and City

Manager Jeff Cash, the Cherryville Revival Committee, which is comprised of the following officers for the 2021 Community Revival and Faith Fair: Terry Moss – President; Ed Beam – Vice President; Tammy Campbell – Secretary; and Tony Abernathy – Treasurer, noted the committee and its members are “excited” and praised the city which is, as stated in the letter, “…making another bold effort to steer its citizens toward Jesus.” The letter continued, “As the officers of the Cherryville Community Revival, our plans are to bring an exciting time of Christian music See REVIVAL, Page 2


Incumbent Cherryville Mayor H.L. Beam, III won another two-year term in last Tuesday’s Nov. 2, municipal elections, making it his fifth year serving the town “Where Life Blossoms”. According to the unofficial totals from the Gaston Board of Elections website, Beam received 654 votes to challenger Jeff Cash’s 433 as all three of the city’s precincts had reported in

Former Navy veteran Goins has a real passion for cooking Butter Me Up Bakery Chef and staff serve up a bevy of great sweet treats by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

Watching Chef Rebecca Goins hard at work, it’s easy to see why she and her crew do such a great job at baking such fantastic sweet treats and other culinary delights at Goins’ Downtown Cherryville shop, Butter Me Up Bakery. But Goins isn’t just a baker or confectioner, she is also one of many of Ameri-

Matt and Renee Brinton of Shelby, N.C., volunteered at the Boone Processing Center to prepare shoebox gifts for international shipment. (photo provided)

Operation Christmas Child will have local shoebox drop-off sites These and over 4,000 other sites set to open up Nov. 15-22 by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

According to 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. Zbinden noted, “Volunteers are preparing to collect shoebox gifts during National Collection Week, Nov. 15 – 22, offering a curbside option.” For the Community First Media news area, dropoff spots for the Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes See SHOEBOX, Page 10

Cherryville voter Mark Stout prepares to place his ballot into the machine to register his vote at the Second Baptist Church polling place on Tuesday, Nov. 2. Assisting him is poll worker Dana Sturgill. (photo by MEP/The Eagle/CG\F Media)

at the end of Election Day. The website also noted there were two write-ins. The unofficial results, as per the website, showed that in Precinct 35 (The Community Building, or Cherryville #1) the unofficial results were 130 votes for H.L. Beam and 87 votes for City Manager and Fire Chief Cash; in Precinct 36 (Second Baptist Church, or Cherryville #2) the unofficial results were 365 votes for incumbent Mayor Beam and 215 votes for Mr. Cash; while in Precinct 37 (First Presbyterian Church, of Cherryville #3), Mayor Beam received 159 votes and Mr. Cash received 131 votes. See BEAM, Page 4

Rebecca Goins when she was stationed in Italy as a petty officer, third class. She was selected as “Patrolman of the Year”. She would later leave the Navy as a Petty Officer Second Class.

ca’s military veterans, men and women who served their country, and are now back home, like Rebecca, who is serving her hometown folks in another, yet just as important way, making them smile and go, “Yum!” when they taste her delicious foods. Simply put, Rebecca Goins is an entrepreneur who passionate about her business and chosen profession and who loves what she does. Goins said she served in the Navy as a Master-atArms, which she said is also known as the Military Police. “I went to bootcamp at Great Lakes, Illinois, (and) Police Academy in San Antonio, Texas,” she said.

Goins noted she was then stationed in San Diego, California, with the base police. “I was deployed from there to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba where I was a detention guard,” which she said was a “…six-month deployment (that) turned into two years of permanent duty.” She continued, “I then served in Naples, Italy, for two years as base police. And lastly, (I served in) Manama, Bahrain, for my last year as base police and anti-terrorism.” Goins was honorably discharged in February 2010. “I chose the military for the college opportunities and to explore the world beyond See GOINS, Page 6

Robinson tells crowd he’ll continue to fight for Christian values by THERESA OPEKA Carolina Journal Lieutenant Gov. Mark Robinson, a Republican, spoke on Friday, Oct. 29, during a rally a “Stand Up for America” on Halifax Mall in downtown Raleigh. The event, hosted by Return America, a group from Wallburg in Davidson County, was held as a way to speak out against people who support socialism, communism, are anti-God, anti-Christian, and anti-moral. It gave people a way to show their support for the American flag, the pro-life movement, the First and Second Amendments, and law enforcement. Ron Baity, president of Return America and pastor of Berean Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, introduced Robinson. “I noticed today there are some religious movements in the state who almost had a hysterical nervous breakdown when they heard he might run for governor,” said, Baity, who presented Robinson with Re-

Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson during a rally Friday. Oct. 29, in Raleigh. (Photo by Maya Reagan, Carolina Journal) turn America’s Patriot Award. “We want to go on the record right now that there are multitudes of churches and pastors, several thousand represented today, and we go on record, (that) we welcome the possibility that he might

be the next governor of the state of North Carolina,” Baity said. Robinson said earlier this week he’s 95 percent sure he’ll run for governor, and some thought he might make that announcement at the rally. Robinson didn’t, though he started by thanking God. “Let me say that again real loud for the naysayers. I am going to thank my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, for blessing this Christian nation. “We give him thanks first and foremost. There are a lot of people out there who don’t like to hear that. I reiterate my statement from before. If you don’t like it, nobody is holding you here. You can leave God’s country, and we will not miss you,” he said. Robinson called out some in the news media and government officials, namely Gov. Roy Cooper, Attorney General Josh Stein, and the N.C. Department of Public Instruction for twisting a message he See ROBINSON, Page 3

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William “Bill” McNeely CHERRYVILLE – Mr. William F. “Bill” McNeely, 80, passed away on Friday, Nov. 5, 2021 at his residence. Bill was born in Cleveland County, NC, on Oct. 19, 1941, a son of the late Tommy Lee McNeely and Mazelle Beam McNeely. He was co-founder and President of McNeely Oil Company, Inc. of Cherryville for 45 years. Bill was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church and attended Jesus Servant Ministries in Cherryville. He enjoyed restoring John Deere tractors, dirt track racing and going to Lake James. Bill was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Brenda Schrum McNeely, of the home; a son, Brent McNeely and wife, LuAndra; a daughter, Jodi Beam and husband, Scott, all of Cherryville; five grandchildren: Devan Beam (Tiffany), Leah O’Connor (Michael), Jordan Beam (Garren), Zack McNeely (Natalie) and Macie Beam; and five great-grandchildren: Aussie, Mayson-Kate, Maddox, Miller, and Brooklynn. A graveside service was held at 2 p.m., on Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Randy Heffner officiating. The family greeted friends following the service. Burial was at Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Jesus Servant Ministries, 110 N. Mountain St., Cherryville, NC, 28021; or to Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Dr., Shelby, NC, 28150. A guest register is available at Stamey – Cherryville Funeral Home & Cremation Service served the McNeely family.

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Roger Roy CHERRYVILLE – Roger Joseph Roy, 91, of Cherryville, passed away Sunday, Oct. 21, 2021 at Wendover Hospice House. He was born July 23, 1930 in New Haven County, Connecticut, to the late Delphis and Leda Alberta Roy. Roger was a veteran of the United States Army. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Loretta Ann McGuinness Roy; two brothers; and a sister. Survivors include his daughters, Renee Roy, Annette King and husband, Jay, Janine Levesque and husband, Bob, Corrinne Cruz and husband, Stephen, Collette Blackwelder and husband, David, and Andrea Teague and husband, Mark; 15 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. All services will be private. Carpenter – Porter Funeral and Cremation Services served the family of Mr. Roy.

ARRESTS 10-27: Joshua Cody Ayers, 21, 1052 QMYS End Trl., Cherryville; misdemeanor “all other larceny” (on outstanding warrants). $2,000 secured bond. 10-27: Christopher Jordan Gillaspie, 33, 620 N. Mountain St., Cherryville; one count felony possession of methamphetamine, and two counts each misdemeanor simple possession of Schedule VI controlled substance and assault on a female. No bond type/amt. listed. 10-28: Nathan Kenneth Black, 26, 206 Engle St., Cherryville, was arrested at 206 Engle St., Gaston County, by GCPD officers on one count of a warrant from another agency. 10-30: Kenneth Dean Biddix, 43, 336 Bridges Cir., Cherryville, was arrested at 5460 Lewis Rd., Gastonia, by GCPD officers on one count of an OFA (contempt of court/perjury/ court violation). 11-1: Zachary Tyler Rudisill, 28, 304 Mel Ln., Crouse, was arrested at 425 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Gastonia, by GCSO deputies on one count of a warrant from another agency. 11-2: Jonathon Allen Rudisill, 31, 109 Woodvale St., Cherryville; felony possession of a Schedule I controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of

drug paraphernalia. $5,000 secured bond. 11-2: Taylor Ranier Wilhelm, 27, 2361 Stonegate Ln., Lincolnton; felony possession of a Schedule I controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. $5,000 secured bond. 11-2: Taylor Ranier Wilhelm, 27, 2361 Stonegate Ln., Lincolnton; Two WSOJ’s from Gaston County for outstanding warrants. $4,000 secured bond. INCIDENTS 10-14: Cherryville woman reports B&E by listed suspect who put a hole in her wall and broke a decoration. Case status: inactive. 10-22: Cherryville woman reports theft from a motor vehicle by unknown person(s) who stole a pair of baby Crocs ($80). Case is active and under further investigation. 10-27: CPD officer reports possession of methamphetamine; simple possession of Schedule VI controlled substance; and assault on a female by listed suspect who struck victim and possessed listed illegal narcotics. Seized: 0.4 grams methamphetamine and 2.80 grams of marijuana. Closed/ cleared by arrest. 10-28: A Kings Mountain woman reported a burglary/B&E to her Cherryville residence by an

A past Cherryville Revival crowd scene, taken inside of Starnes Auditorium, showing the large crowd in attendance on one of the nights. In addition to the Praise and Worship Team, the Revival Choir was also leading everyone in uplifting music.

unknown person(s) who committed said B&E to her home. Stolen: $5,065/wedding bands/misc. jewelry/ black chest/misc. glassware/ wooden bucket containing a death certificate. Case is active and under further investigation. 10-30: On Oct. 29, a Cherryville man reported B&E by and unknown person(s) who broke into his residence and damaged his door. Est. of damages: $300. Case is active and under further investigation. 11-2: CPD officer reports possession of a Schedule I controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia by three listed suspects who possessed heroin. Seized: 3.60 grams of heroin and tin foil w/heroin residue; needles, and digital scales. Case status listed as “inactive”. WRECKS 10-22: A vehicle driven by Robert Dale Burton, no age given on report, 476 Alexis High Shoals Rd., Dallas, collided with a vehicle driven by Jackie Womble, no age given on report, 2505 Burton Estates Ln., Lincolnton, as it was slowing down for a vehicle that was making a right turn into a driveway. No injuries reported. Est. damages to the Burton vehicle: $500; to the Womble vehicle: $1,500. 10-22: A vehicle driven

by Sydney Grace Abernathy, 17, 3042 Fallston-Waco Rd., Shelby, was traveling east on First St., it collided with a vehicle driven by Delois Hope, 66, 612 Edna Graves Way, Cherryville, which was stopped at the stop sign at First Street. No injuries reported. Est. damages to the Abernathy vehicle: $100; to the Hope vehicle: $700. 10-22: A vehicle driven by Michelle Stephanie Perez, 22, 107 Red Oak Dr., Cherryville, collided in the rear with a vehicle driven by Kenneth Burl Martin, 52, 601 North Dr., Cherryville, who was stopped at the light at the intersection of Pink and Church Streets. No injuries reported. Ms. Perez was cited for failure to reduce speed. The Perez vehicle was towed by McDaniel’s Towing to McDaniel’s Towing. Est. damages to the Perez vehicle: $6,000; to the Martin vehicle: $900. 10-27: A vehicle driven by Brooklyn Elizabeth Hoyle, 25, 1926 NC Hwy. 73, Iron Station was traveling west on Church St., when it collided with the left side of an unidentified vehicle traveling east. The unidentified vehicle, described by the driver of the second vehicle as being a “brown, four-door sedan”, then left the scene of the accident. No injuries reported. Est. damages to the Hoyle vehicle: $250.

At one of the past Community Revivals, award-winning singer/songwriter and best-selling author, Jimmy Wayne, aka “The Kerosene Kid”, gives the crowd a soulful tune, straight from his heart.

REVIVAL From Page 1 and message via Revival and promote unity among area churches and the community through Faith Fair.” A copy of the letter was sent to 45 local pastors and church leaders, setting out the committee’s plans for the Nov. 12 and 13 events, which are to take place on Main Street, in the Cherryville Mini-Park and Gazebo. The letter commented further by stating the city’s personal and professional support is appreciated, and continues by saying, “We invite each of you to be a part of the start of each night’s event by welcoming those in attendance.” It requested for Mayor Beam to be at the Friday, Nov. 12 event and for City Manager Cash to be at the Saturday, Nov. 13 event. In addition to those comments, the officers also requested the city close portions of the streets in the uptown area, said streets being Main Street and Jacob Street closed for both days of the event. Committee President Terry Moss, who has been affiliated with the revival

In this Facebook file photo, the Community Revival Praise and Worship team leads folks in worshipful music. (photos by Jhoan Alfaro or provided) and Faith Fair for many years, said the team has been having the city-wide revival for seven years, with 2020 being the year of COVID shutdown, with no revival or Faith Fair. Moss said also featured this year will be a concert on Friday, at 6:30 p.m., by the gospel trio “Heart 2 Heart”. The trio will also perform at 5:30 p.m., on Saturday night. According to the group’s website, “…Heart 2 Heart was formed in a little suburb town in North Carolina in 1998. This mixed trio currently calls Cherryville, NC, home. “For the past 20 years they have traveled the Southeastern United States and have slowly emerged and established themselves in gospel music as a North Carolina favorite. Made up of the husband and wife team of David and Deana

Community Revival Committee President Terry Moss speaking at a past Revival. Kiser, and their longtime friend Rhonda House, the trio brings high energy, anointed worship with a cutting edge progressive southern sound. For more information on the group, Moss said to visit their website at The Faith Fair, accord-

ing to the event flier, is a “…family block party with the sights, sounds, and smells of a Fair Midway, yet provided to the general public and their members.” Moss said they will have, once again, “free food, free games, and free prizes” and he noted Santa Clause will also be handing out witness tracts that talk about the real reason for Christmas. Said Moss, “We have 17 churches involved with this year’s events as vendors.” Moss added, by way of a personal comment about revival in Cherryville, “The time is NOW, and we cannot wait any longer!” More information on the two days of events can also be found on the Faith Fair and Community Revival’s Facebook pages, as well on the Cherryville Town Talk Facebook site and the Cherryville Chamber of Commerce’s website.

The gospel trio, “Heart 2 Heart” will sing at the 2021 Community Revival. The trio is: David and Deana Kiser, with longtime friend, Rhonda House.

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American flags placed on Cherryville Veteran’s graves at Cherryville City Cemetery for Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11, 2021. The flags were placed by the Cherryville American Legion Post 100, Unit 100 of the Ladies Auxiliary. and some members of the Sons of the American Legion. God bless our Veterans! (photos by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

There’s nothing like a good, fluffy snowfall to really get you in that festive holiday spirit! (Eagle file photos by Ryan Gunter)

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

Lee Carpenter and Maurice McKinney were some of the ones who placed American flags on Veteran’s graves on Saturday, Nov. 6, at the Cherryville City Cemetery, in honor of Veteran’s Day 2021. God bless our Veterans!

Brothers Mike and Tony Robinson placing 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. Participants placing flags represented members of Post 100 American Legion, Unit 100 Ladies Auxiliary, and Squadron 100, Sons of the American Legion. God bless our Veterans!

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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 COVID19 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

ROBINSON From Page 1 gave in June during a speech at Asbury Baptist Church in Seagrove. During his speech, Robinson called sexual acts of homosexuals and transgender people “filth,” and he pointed to books depicting pornography that are available in some school libraries. “When we delivered that message of faith and freedom in that small church, we had no idea that the news media would take 20 seconds of that speech and try to expose Mark Robinson as some type of homophobe or some type of bigot,” he said. “They asked me when you said ‘filth’, what did you mean? I told them exactly what I meant. I don’t understand why they don’t understand. How can you see pornography made available to children and not call it filthy? What is wrong with you WRAL? What is wrong with you,

A close-up of snow falling in front of the bright red Cherryville “Where Life Blossoms” banners that normally hang on the Downtown light poles around the holiday season. 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.

DPI? What is wrong with you, Josh Stein? What is wrong with you, Governor Cooper? Where are your heads? You are trying to be stars in your political party, (but) you have forgotten your God-ordained mission to protect the people of this state, and that includes protecting our children from pornography. “They want me to resign. I am going to resign myself to keep kicking them in the teeth, keep delivering the message of truth to the people of North Carolina, to continue to keep standing up for the constitutional rights of every citizen of this state, regardless of how they identify, and I am going to resign myself to continue to follow the wisdom and teaching of Jesus Christ and preach that message every time I get a chance,” he said. Robinson said he is inspired by people of courage. He cited former President Trump. “I stand for the American people because I love

our flag, I love our nation, and I love our way of life. That is what inspires courage. What we currently see in this nation inspires fear and sadness,” he said. “This is government of the people, by the people, for the people, not by the Bidens, for the Bidens, and for the Bidens. It’s time for us to take it back. Stand with courage. Stand with conviction. Tell our enemies on the other side of the aisle that would drag this nation down into a socialist hellhole that you will only do it as you run past me, lying on the ground, choking on my blood. Because I will not give up this nation to you. It isn’t yours. You didn’t build it. You didn’t defend it, and you will not own it. We will, the Christian patriots of this nation. Stand strong, stand proud. Let’s save this state and nation. Let’s be the people to preserve freedom for the future.”

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Gaston County man wins $1 million prize on way to work “It was kind of a great morning!”

Second Baptist polling place worker Dana Sturgill and Chief Judge Mark Moss look over the numbers as of 6:30 a.m., the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 2, Election Day. (photos by MEP/The Eagle/CG\F Media)

Joshua Helton of Gastonia picked up a Spectacular Riches scratch-off on his way to work and won the first $1 million prize of the game. “It was kind of a great morning!” laughed Helton when claiming his prize. “I always hoped to win something big but I never thought I would hit a million dollars.” The father of two had made a routine stop for gas and coffee at the QSC Foodmart on McAdenville Rd., in Lowell. While there, he traded in his winning ticket for two more. When those were not winners, he tried his luck one more time and had a ‘spectacular’ sur-

prise. “I walked back out there and pumped my gas, got back in my truck and scratched it off,” said Helton. “I didn’t really know what to do at the time so I just called my wife and woke her up, told her what was going on.” Helton immediately went home to share the good news with his wife and then continued his journey to work – his winning ticket stowed safely in his car dashboard under lock and key. Helton claimed his prize last Friday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. He had the option of taking the $1 million prize as an annuity of $50,000 a year over 20 years, or a lump sum of $600,000. He chose the lump sum of $600,000. After required federal and

state tax withholdings, he took home $424,507. “I’m going to pay off some bills and put some money back for my kids,” said Helton. “That way they’ll have something when they get a little older.” Spectacular Riches is a $25 game that launched in October with eight top prizes of $1 million and 20 $100,000 prizes. Seven of the $1 million prizes and 18 of the $100,000 prizes remain to be claimed. Ticket sales from scratchoffs make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $900 million a year for education. For details on how $13.4 million raised by the lottery made a difference in Gaston County in 2020, visit and click on the “Impact” section.

Chief Judge Becky Wood and poll worker Bess Thornburg (seated) check the number of voters who have already voted at the Community Building polling place during last Tuesday’s “muni” elections.

BEAM From Page 1 Ward One Councilman Gary Freeman, who ran unopposed, received a total of 905 votes with 20 write-ins being recorded, while Ward Three Councilwoman Jill Parker-Puett received 927 votes with 28 write-ins recorded in the County BoE’s website results. At Second Baptist Church’s polling site, Chief Judge Mark Moss said voting had been steady all day, since the polls opened at 6:30 a.m. Helping Mr. Moss were Judy McSwain, Dana Sturgill, Judy Bingham, Bernice Harris, and Brenda Beam. At the Community Building polling place, Chief Judge Becky Wood said their day started out slow but picked up. Wood had help from volunteers Bess Thornburg, Ron Beam, Pam Anthony, Chris Barrett, and Wendi Beam. Over at First Presbyterian Church’s polling site, Chief Judge Chip Childers noted their stream of voters coming through was, “…better than what (they) thought it would be, since it was a municipal election.” Helping Childers out were Leslie Lopez, Michelle Hoffman, Sharon Putnam, Sherry Hayes, and Sarah Costner. There was a minor problem at the Second Baptist Church polling place as they ran out of ballots; a situation that was quickly rectified as they soon got new ones in, according to election officials. For his part, Mayor Beam was pleased with the results. “I feel that the citizens made a clear statement as to who should lead this city for the next two years,” he said. “This was a clean campaign from both sides and I am thankful to our citizens for the best result.” He continued, “It is obvious that I want to thank every citizen regardless of how they voted. It was a record turnout that just demonstrates the love that our citizens have for their local government. I will be forever grateful for their support and concern for our city. Thanks again to all

Signs, signs, everywhere signs! Though not as numerous as in larger elections, the “muni” elections still have their share of signs as the local candidates try and get their names put there and brought to every voter’s attention.

The First Presbyterian Church polling place was busy last Tuesday, Nov. 2, as Chief Judge Chip Childers (in the back) and poll workers Sharon Putnam and Sherry Hayes look over some records and help the voters registered there out as they came by to cast their ballots. Cherryville citizens.” Beam noted this will be his fifth two-year term as mayor. “I will work just as hard the next two years as I have the previous years. I have a wonderful four-member council that I hope will continue to support my efforts to make our city the best place to live and work in.” Mayor Beam said Mr. Cash called him to congratulate him on the win in the election, as well as sending an email that read “Congrats Mayor, May GOD bless.” Added Mayor Beam, “He wished me the best going forward. He felt we both ran clean campaigns in this election.” Mayor Beam also noted he wants to see the historic downtown district revitalization come to fruition. “The citizens will be totally amazed as to the results (of it). New sewer lines, new water lines, new lighting, new sidewalks, new surfacing of roads, and no power lines across the streets from Beam

Construction to Elm Street. “Highway 279 will soon be vibrant with all the new improvements. New businesses will be coming to downtown and throughout our city. I want to control wasteful spending, make cuts where needed, and involve our council heavily in more transparency of our local government. “The biggest task ahead is to support the council on their choice of our next city manager. I will give my support, advice, and assistance in any way I may help that individual with an easy transition into Cherryville government. I am proud of our city staff and I hope they will continue to work hard to keep Cherryville a great place to raise a family where life blossoms!” City Manager and Fire Chief Jeff Cash said of his campaign, “I feel that I ran a very clean, respectful and professional campaign,” adding, “I would like to thank my family, my campaign committee, my contributors, my supporters and those who

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voted for me. I appreciate the opportunity and it would not have been possible without the aforementioned’ s assistance.” As for his future plans, Mr. Cash said, “I own an emergency services consulting business and I plan to focus more on it after the first of the year. It is a family business and I already have a client base in North and South Carolina. This will allow me the time to focus on my business, Bucket Brigade Consulting, LLC. I will always be a part of the fire service. I have given it all of my adult life and I still have friends and contacts all over the United States. I do not plan to

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be involved in any local government type environment as an employee.” He continued, “This past campaign and election process taught me a great deal. I learned a lot about people. With that said, I think that Jeff Cash has ran his final political office attempt.” Re-elected Ward One Councilman Gary Freeman said he was “…honored and humbled to represent Cherryville’s citizens,” and noted he wants to “…continue to try and lower tax and utility rates, and get them as low as possible” over the next four years of service to the community.

Likewise Ward Three Councilwoman Jill Parker-Puett noted she has been a part of Cherryville’s Main Street initiative “…since it started” and wants to see it all come to fruition. “I want to see it finished,” she said, adding she wants to see lower taxes, more businesses and development come to Cherryville. “We have lots of good things happening in our town in our future and I am just glad to be able to continue to be able, through this re-election, to be a part of it all,” she said.

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Honoring those who paid the price to preserve freedom and democracy Novem1954 it became Veterber 11 is ans Day to pay tribute Veterans to all those who served Day. It will in the Armed Forces be a day for service to our na-tion me that is at war and peace. filled with Dr. Roger Shinn, reflection professor of Christian and thought. Ethics at New York’s There is Union Seminary, REV. DR. and always helps us to understand BILLY T. LOWE re-mains a the conscience of the stirring in Pastor – Cherryville First American servicePresbyterian Church the heart woman and serviceUSAF Vietnam and soul of man when he saluted Veteran 1972 those who his comrades in arms honor the with the most pungent commandment, “Thou shalt words ever written regardnot kill.” Is there any justifi- ing the personal and intimate ca-tion for war? Please, read courage of standing up for on. what one believes is right. Veterans Day was first “Grim as war was, it aprecognized as Armistice Day, peared to them a little better honoring the end of World choice than standing by while War I, declared by President aggressors conquered, exterWoodrow Wil-son in 1919. In minated, and poisoned the

The Turkey Vulture (Part 2 of “Don’t be a Turkey” Series) How often do we crave things that aren’t good for us? We eat “foods” that will add on those extra pounds but don’t have any nutritional value. We hang out with people that are abusive and draining and don’t value us. We immerse ourselves with information that causes us to be fearful, worried, or negative, but does not offer DANYALE PATTERSON any positive solutions. We fill ourselves up with the insignificant, while our spirit is left dry and empty, longing for a connection with our Heavenly Father. This behavior reminds me of the turkey vulture who are carrion animals, meaning they enjoy eating dead or decaying things. The Struggle is Real Why are we like this? Why do we feed our spirit, soul, and body with harmful, toxic things? Romans 7:2123 (MSG) gives a great explanation of the problem of the sinful nature. It states, «It happens so regularly that it’s predictable. The moment I decide to do good, sin is there to trip me up. I truly delight in God’s commands, but it’s pretty obvious that not all of me joins in that delight. Parts of me covertly rebel, and just when I least expect it, they take charge.» Victory is Yours Most of us really don’t want others to know how much we struggle with certain issues in our mind, emotions, body, relationships, etc. Some have secret problems that even family members don’t know about. However, God knows and sees it all and still loves you unconditionally. However, he doesn’t want you to stay where you are, but desires to transform and empower you to live a victorious life through Jesus Christ! Romans 7:2425 (MSG) states, “I’ve tried everything, and nothing helps. I’m at the end of my rope. Is there no one who can do anything for me? Isn’t that the real question? The answer, thank God, is that Jesus Christ can and does. He acted to set things right in this life of contradictions where I want to serve God with all my heart and mind but am pulled by the influence of sin to do something totally different.” If we yield to the Lord and allow him to live through us by following scripture and the Holy Spirit, we will begin to experience freedom and success in areas that have defeated us. Galatians 2:20 (NLT) states, “My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So, I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” “PRAY THIS PRAYER: “Father I adore you. You alone are worthy of my praise and worship. I give you thanks, because of your righteousness. I will sing the praises of your name oh Most High God. Thank you for being good to me, even when I am not good. Forgive me for meditating on junk or things that can cause me to stumble in my walk with you. Lead and guide me as I seek to grow in my relationship with you. Strengthen me to resist what my flesh craves when it displeases you. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.” Danyale Patterson is co-founder of Enlighten Ministries, a 501c3 organization with her husband Brandon Patterson. Contact her at to get spiritual resources, share a testimony, send a prayer request, or book her to speak.

minds of children…In our world, how do re-sponsible people act responsibly when in a senseless world; how do men act rationally in an incomprehensible era; how do they act morally in a demonic conflict; some of those who en-tered the war, entered with a prayer of repentance for their participation in the sins of the world that made war the best choice they could see. The wiser made no claims to perfection for their own cause. They were resolved to fight it with half-truths. They made choices when no choice was right. They sought to rid the world of its filth with no expectations of keeping themselves clean. Rarely do any of us really accept the cost of our beliefs, but times do come when they demand accountability.”

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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!

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. 2 Corinthians 13:14

Second Baptist Church 201 Houser Street, Cherryville Anthony Grove Baptist Church 100 Anthony Grove Road Crouse, NC 704-435-6001 Bess Chapel United Methodist Church 6073 Flay Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-7969 Bethlehem United Methodist Church 6753 NC 182 Highway Cherryville, NC 704-435-1608 Blessed Hope Baptist Church 3357 Fallston-Waco Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-8530 Body of Christ Fellowship Center 405 S. Cherokee Street Cherryville, NC Calvary Way Holiness Church 1017 Second Street Cherryville, NC Pastor Clifton Morgan Cherryville Church of God 810 East Main Street Cherryville, NC 704-435-2275

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




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

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As we approach this Veterans Day, honor those who paid the price to preserve our freedom and democracy; and to those veterans who gave their all for the rights and freedoms of oth-ers in foreign lands who have and are facing oppression from a wicked regime. And this I know, that there comes a time when we must sin in order to avoid evil. I am just one of the grateful people all over our nation who will offer a prayer to God for those who made the personal sacrifice by serving in the Armed Forces of the United States. God will bless us and our nation for it.

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From Page 1 our small town,” noted Mrs. Goins, who is originally from Louisiana but who moved to Cherryville when she was 13. “It (Cherryville) has been my home ever since,” she said. As for her love of cooking and baking and such, Goins smiled and said, “I’ve always loved to cook. My transition back home as a civilian was very hard and I used cooking as a therapy to help refocus my life and purpose. It is a passion that brings happiness not only to myself but others, as well as it gives me a way to reconnect with my community.” Goins noted that Butter Me Up Cakes and Catering opened Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021 in Cherryville. She originally ran her business out of her home, but she and husband Justin decided it was time to have her own building, she said, in a 2020 Eagle article on the grand opening





NORTH CAROLINA GASTON COUNTY IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK In the Matter of the Estate of: SAMUEL LEE KISER, Deceased. ADMINISTRATOR CTA NOTICE Having qualified on the 4th day of August 2021 as Administrator CTA of the Estate of Samuel Lee Kiser, deceased late, of Gaston County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Administrator CTA on or before the 11th day of February, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate will please make immediate payment. This the 10th day of November, 2021. C. Andrew Neisler, Jr., Adm CTA CLONINGER & NEISLER P.O. BOX 515: 300 E. King Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086 CE(11/10, 17, 24, & 12/01/2021)

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 14th of October, 2021 as Executrix of the Estate of JOHN BENNETT DAVES, deceased, of Gaston County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Reba D. Beam, Executrix on or before the 3rd day of February, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 3rd day of November, 2021. Reba D. Beam, Executrix Estate of: John Bennett Daves 222 Suncrest Rd Cherryville, NC 28021 KMH (11/03, 10, 17 & 24/2021)




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of her business. She still has Justin and their daughters, Lily and Piper, helping out as they can. Also helping Rebecca out in the bakery are her sister, Madeline “Maddie” Anthony (cookie decorator and – as Goins notes –“so much more!”); and friend, Maleena White, who works in the kitchen and is one of the idea creators, as Rebecca termed it. They are joined by Megan Carpenter, who “works the front of the house” and Earlene Roberson, as well as brother-in-law, Justin Anthony, whom Rebecca called “an all-around handy man, tech support.” The bakery is open five days a week, she said, “Monday through Fridays, from 9 a.m., to 5 p.m.; and from 9 a.m., to 3 p.m., on Saturdays. Goins noted they don’t do offsite catering anymore but will take call-ins for pickup. To contact Butter Me Up Cakes and Catering, Rebecca said to call her at (980) 2416490, or email her at buttermeup.cakesandcatering@

Butter Me Up Bakery Cakes and Catering owner and chef, Rebecca Goins wields the big scissors as she cuts the ribbon back in January 2021. Helping her out are husband, Justin; daughters, Lily and Piper; family, friends, co-workers and a host of City, Council, Chamber, and Main Street Program officials and representatives who were there that day. (Eagle file photos by MEP/CF Media)


In a photo from 2020’s “soft opening”, Chef and bakery owner Rebecca Goins is surrounded by some of delightful “goodies” at Butter Me Up Bakery Cakes and Catering.

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Ironmen lose to Cherokee Braves in first round playoffs action by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

The CHS Ironmen football squad ended their 2021 season with a 36-15 road loss to the Cherokee Braves in the first round of the state West 1A playoffs. The team’s 2021 season ends at 3-8 overall; 2-6 in SPC 1A/2A play and the high school gridiron careers of 10 fantastic, talented young seniors also comes to an end. Head coach Tim Pruitt – who is suitably proud of his young men – said the team had a phrase all year long – “Knocking Down the Door” – which he felt helped the Ironmen along in what has been a tough year for them as they played in a very tough conference against some opponents who aren’t, as Pruitt said, “…going away, but will only get better as time goes on,” adding he hopes the Ironmen too, will get even better and continue to grow as 2022 comes along. Of his team, Coach Pruitt, “We played with a lot of heart against Cherokee and all year long in one of the toughest 1A schedules around. I feel like we competed all year long. Our kids pulled together as the season went along.” The Ironmen’s first TD of the night – which ate up 40 yards – came at the hands of a Kadin Beaver reception of a Chase Miller pass. Henry Gil’s PAT was good and the Ironmen got on the board. Pruitt noted the game was 28-0 in the middle of the second quarter before the Ironmen got a score. “We outscored them (Cherokee) in over two quarters of the game,” noted Pruitt, who noted he had great play from both his offense and defense during the hardfought game. On defense, while there were a number of one-on-one

tackles in which the Ironmen D-line shone brightest, three of Pruitt’s players got his attention with their performances. They were Kadin Beaver, Tobias Miller, and Landon Hahn, who, along with senior player Mason Grindstaff, had a great game against Cherokee, with Hahn getting an interception off the Braves’ vaunted QB, Donald Bradley. “In the second quarter we came out and held them,” noted Pruitt. On offense for the Ironmen, Chase Miller carried the ball 13 times for a total of 27 yards; Gavin Cease carried the ball seven times for a total of 18 yards; Jackson Owens carried the ball once for a yard; and Cooper Sloan, in spite of a recent ankle injury, carried the ball nine times for a total of 38 yards. In the air, the Ironmen’s QB, Miller, completed seven of his 15 passes, slinging the ball to Hahn ( a 13-yard pass); Kadin Beaver (2 passes for 42 yards); Jackson Owens (one toss for six yards); and – of course, Sloan – two 'rockets’ for a total of 51 yards! All told, the Ironmen’s offense put up a total of 233 yards against the mighty Braves. Coach Pruitt noted his tackle leaders were Kadin Beaver – 17; Kam Bolin – 13; and Caleb Hovis – 9. “Kadin also had a tackle for loss and a pass break-up. Kam had a forced fumble,” Pruitt said. In other West 1A playoff action, long-time CHS rival, the 21-seeded Bessemer City Yellow Jackets lost on the road, 62-0 against powerhouse, 12th-seeded North Rowan. (Additional information by Danny Eaker and Coach Tim Pruitt)

The 2021 CHS Ironmen varsity football team is: bottom row, L-R are: #1-Landon Hahn; #2-Carter Spangler; #3-J.D. Dattoli; #4-Jack Mulvey; #5-Anthony Roberts; #6-Kam Bolin; #7-Kadin Beaver; #8-Caleb Hovis; #9-Jackson Owens; #11-Chase Miller; and #12-Gavin Cease. Back row, L-R are: #14-Tanner Sisk; #20-Mason Grindstaff; #21-Cooper Sloan; #34-Shamyr Moss; #44-Elijah Gibson; #50-Mitchell Lackey; #55-Collin Jones; #59-Jack Dellinger; #60-Gage Vernon; and #65-Corey Alston. Not present when photo was made: #17-Tobias Miller, and #74-Cameron Terrell. (Eagle file photos by Michael E. Powell/CF Media)

The 2021 CHS Ironmen Junior Varsity squad. Bottom row (L-R): Seth Hall, Caydin Wooten, Noah Hollingsworth, Josh Ward, Devon Heard, Cameron Gatza, Justin Houser, Deshawn Heard, Cameron Lee, Bryson Sigmon, and Rayshawn Sewell. Top row (L-R): Amir Starr, Chandler Willis, Isaiah Beam, Conner Hawkins, Liam McIntyre, Jordan Lowrance, Kamariun Champion, Andron Patterson, Tyler Blalock, and Jacob Nathe. Absent when photo made: Corbin Thomas (#75), and Tyler Foley (#70).

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Gaston Rhinos basketball team starts 2021-22 season First team in 50 years win Friday and Saturday games by RICHARD WALKER Gaston College Media Relations

After a four-game scrimmage schedule against teams that competed in the National Junior College Athletic Association playoffs last season, Gaston College is ready to make its official men’s basketball debut for the first time in 50 years.

Rhinos head coach David “Dickey“ Nutt and associate head coach Jamie Rosser opened their season last Friday at Charlotte’s Johnson & Wales University at 8 p.m. before the Saturday’s 4 p.m. home opener against Erskine College at Gastonia’s Piedmont Community Charter School. Nutt, also the school’s athletic director, invited all former Gaston College students to attend Saturday’s historic home opener. See BASKETBALL, Page 9






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EMPLOYMENT 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.

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

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BUSINESS SERVICES D & B HOME REPAIRS. Small family owned business with 10 years experience. We provide flooring, plumbing, electrical, subfloor, painting, ect. We provide free estimates. Call Darren or email Brittany Bailes. (704) 476-9713 PROFESSIONAL TREE & STUMP REMOVAL. “We Make the Pain in Your Grass.... Disappear!” Call STUMP PROS @ (704) 691-4201 SHIPMAN’S MASONRY- 48 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Brick, Block & Stone, Outside Fireplaces, Foundations, Underpinnings. “Free Estimates”. 1st Quality Work! (863) 5321587 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 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

FALL HARVEST SALE/ AUCTION. Sat. Nov. 13, breakfast 8am, auction 9am. Big Springs Church; 534 Big Springs Church Rd, Ellenboro NC 28040. ESTATE SALE NOVEMBER 6. Clocks and clock parts, mid-century furniture-Hitachi big screen TV, Tools, Tables, Lamps, kitchenware, household items, wicker chairs, porch rocker, & more. 254 Mountain St., Rutherfordton. Doors will not open until 8AM. Parking limited so park at Green River Baptist Association; 668 N. Washington St., a one minute walk from sale.

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

REUNIONS FRUIT OF THE LOOM REUNION. CLEVEMONT MILLS in Kings Mountain. Sat., November 13th, 3pm-5pm. at Love’s Fish Box-1104 Shelby Rd., Kings Mountain. Contact Ralph at 704-616-6541.

EMPLOYMENT 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. NOW HIRING! Experienced Concrete Finisher Full-Time. Pay based on skill and experience. Pay range $15 - $25 /hour. Text or Call 828-4299327 (828) 429-9327 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 NOW HIRING Roofing Laborer. Call 704-477-0516. NEED A LABORER. At Auto Parts U Pull & Scrap Metal of SHELBY. Must have a valid driver license. Apply in person at 1025 County Home Road, Shelby, NC. 28152. 704-4724666.

CUSTOM BUILT PLAY SETS. Metal/Tarp roof. Playhouse, Sandbox, Swings, Slides, Rock Climbs and more. Delivery available. Union Mills, NC. 301-491-3174. PAINTING SERVICES. Over 25 years experience, affordable prices. Professional results. References available. Free estimates. Charles, or leave message. (704) 4358062. 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.


BUSINESS SERVICES IT’S TIME TO TRIM CREPE MYRTLE TREES. Spreading Mulch or Gravel, minor chainsaw work and storm clean-up. I can do many of your outside chores with over 15 years experience all over Cleveland County and stretching to the Forest City area. Nice, honest, dependable, clean, 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. RETIRED GENERAL CONTRACTOR AVAILABLE. For small job repairs and fixes. Deck repair a specialty. Rutherford/Cleveland County areas. Bob, 828-476-6058. 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





USED CAMPER TOPS: BUY/ SALE/TRADE. Various sizes and styles. 828-980-0881.

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.

AMERICAN BULLY BABIES. 5 males and 1 female. 2 white males with 1 blue spot and blue nose. Blue brindles with white markings. (828) 4990371 sandra73bryant@gmail. com

CHRISTMAS IS GOING TO BE Expensive This year! Kids toys at reasonable prices, great condition. If interested call (828) 469-6412 KILL ALL YOUR WEEDS! Ranger Pro 2.5 gallon. $44.00. 828-287-3272. 16’X40’ OR TWO STORY BUILDINGS BUILT ON SITE. 1 DAY INSTALL. J. Johnson Sales INC. 828-245-5895. FREE FLASHLIGHT WHILE SUPPLIES LAST The South’s Largest Online Mall has FREE flashlights while supplies last. Visit today!

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 GIANT VAC FOR SALE. 16 HP, Vanguard. Great for dump truck or trailor to get up leaves. $1,000. 704-480-7405. 50 LB. ANVIL $150. 6 ft. Scrape Blade $225. Feed barrels, plastic with lids & rings, $20. #2 totes $75. (828) 327-4782

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

FIREWOOD FOR SALE. All types already split. Can deliver. Truck & Trailer loads, starting at $75. Will negotiate. 704-466-7623

ENCLOSED TRAILERS IN STOCK! 6’x10’, 6’x12’, 7’x12’ and 7’x16’ contact J. Johnson Sales, Inc., Forest City. (828) 245-5895 REFRIGERATORS, STOVES, WASHERS, DRYERS. Discount Prices. 1205 Earl Road, Shelby NC. (704) 487-4443


CLEVELAND MEMORIAL PARK BURIAL PLOTS Total of 4 burial plots. 2x2 (2 separate areas) $600 each or 2 for $1,000 (404) 543-8457 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. 828980-0853, 704-476-9383. PURE RAW LOCAL HONEY. $18 per quart, $10 per pint. Produced in Rutherford County. Call or text Jackson Corbin, 828-980-1823.

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. DEER CORN. SHELLED, 50lbs, $10.05. 828-287-3272. 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

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. ASSORTED POWER TOOLS 10” Black & Decker Table Saw-$50 1/2” Hitachi Drill-$25 Crain Undercut Saw (Jamb Saw)-$40 Milwaukee Sawzall-$25 Makita Jig Saw-$20 Black & Decker 10” Firestorm Electric Miter Saw-$50 (828) 223-2619 AQUARIUM, BIRD CAGE, WEIGHT SET. Aquarium 50 gal with stand, Tall hex bird cage, weight set with bench - $60 each (704) 600-5596

PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS with Scratch Pads! Press Room Printing. 704482-2243. (704) 538-5788 GIANT VAC FOR SALE 16 HP, Vanguard. Great for dump truck or trailor to get up leaves. $1,000. 704-4807405. 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

DANNY’S AUTOWERKS. Buying used or junk cars. Competitive prices. Call Danny 828-289-3081 or Jimmy 828-289-1175. 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. QUARRY CRITTERS TURTLE PLANTER. I’m looking for a second nature designs quarry critters large turtle planter. It’s model # is 45122. 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 WE BUY USED TRAILERS with Titles. J. Johnson Sales Inc. Call 828-245-5895.

FARM & GARDEN YANMAR 22HP DIESEL TRACTOR. Excellent condition! $4495.00 ‘’NO TRADES’’ Call 4 details (704) 718-9122 4’X5’ ROUND BALES FESCUE HAY. $10 to $40 per Bale. Call for details. (704) 215-0214 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.

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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.

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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. 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

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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 CHIHUAHUA AND JACKAHUAHUA PUPPIES. Chihuahua puppies and Jackahuahua puppies for sale. Both litters will be 12 weeks old first week of Nov. $250 for Full Chihuahuas and $150 for the Jackahuahuas, each one is UTD on shots and worming. Beautiful 828 429-6861 Tony (828) 429-6861 CHINESE SHAR-PEI PUPPIES. Full blooded Chinese Shar-pei puppies for $800 apiece. Sweet and great with kids. Will be excellent watch dogs. (910) 813-5775 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. $450. 828-3910919. AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES. Born 9/6/21. Red Merle, Blue Merle, Black-Tri and Red-Tri puppies available. Call for more information. (828) 308-3710 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 deposits 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. HEDGEHOGS AND SUGAR GLIDERS HOME. Male and female are available for both babies contact us if interested and for more info (915) 201-5269

CAMPERS 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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CARS & TRUCKS 1996 FORD RANGER needs a little body work. Runs good. (980) 404-0027 1998 FORD RANGER XLT. 4.0 engine. 5 speed transmisson. Looks brand new. Call for Price. 704-473-5771. 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

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BASKETBALL From Page 7 “We asked anybody who attended or was associated at Gaston since 1964 when it opened until now to come and be a part of our reunion,” Nutt said. Gaston College had teams from the 1964-65 season to the 1971-72 season before discontinuing its program. As part of Saturday’s home opener, Nutt and his team held a “Meet and Greet“ with fans at 2:30 p.m. before preparing for the Saturday tipoff. The 2021-22 Rhinos entered the start of the regular season with the momentum of winning three of their four scrimmages. After defeating Coastal North of Bay Minette, Ala., and Southern Crescent, Ga., and losing to Columbia State, Tenn., Community College in an Oct. 9 Juco Report Showcase at Cumming, Ga., the Rhinos won at Hickory’s Catawba Valley Community College on Oct. 27. “We were glad to win

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the game,” Nutt said. “That was the good part. The thing I was particularly encouraged about is that we carried over our effort in practice to the game. We were excited. The players wore their uniforms and we looked the part. Not only that, but I was appreciative of all the Gaston College fans that drove up to see the game.” Nutt thinks his defense is ahead of the offense at this time but is confident the team can continue to improve. “It was a building block for us,” he said. Standouts in the preseason are sophomores Damon Davis, Jaylen Bates, Kalil Camara and Zavion Jackson and freshmen Dee Merriweather, Demarco Watson and Joshua Johnson. “We all certainly have room for improvement but it’s been good to see how we compete,” Nutt said. “I’m really proud of our guys. We feel like we’ve got about seven or eight ready to go and we want to get to about nine or 10.”









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Against Johnson and Wales Gaston College made its first basketball game in 50 years a winning success with a strong second half comeback in front of a capacity crowd at Charlotte’s Johnson and Wales University. The Rhinos took a 79-72 victory by outscoring the host Wildcats 20-12 in the final 10:49 of the contest. All nine players who played for Gaston College scored points, led by Kalil Camara’s 15; Jaylen Bates’ 13; Damon Davis’ 12; and Dedrick Givens’ 10. Davis also had 10 rebounds for a double double. Dee Merriweather added nine points, with six of them in the final 1:31 to keep the Rhinos comfortably ahead down the stretch. The key for head coach Nutt’s team was a second half defensive effort after Johnson and Wales had converted eight of 15 first half three-pointers for a 44-43 lead at the break. The Wildcats missed 13 of their 16 three-pointers in the second half.

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“Our whole game plan in the second half was to defend because they’re a really good shooting team as evidenced by them making 13 three-pointers in their first game,” Nutt said of Johnson and Wales, which made 13 of 37 three-pointers in last Monday’s season-opening 108-77 home win over Blue Lights College. The Rhino’s victory was its first since the college’s 85-65 victory over Lenoir Community College in the third-place game of the old N.C. Community College Conference on Feb. 26, 1972 at Kinston’s old Grainger High School. Gaston College decided to restart its athletic program last summer. “I’m really proud of this team,” Nutt said. “We haven’t had a lot of time together since we just started. We grew up tonight because it was a full house for them. So this is a really quality win for us.” Against Erskine In Game 2 on Nov. 6 vs. Erskine varsity II, another strong defensive effort

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sparked Gaston College’s new basketball team to a 92-56 victory Saturday afternoon at Gastonia’s Piedmont Community Charter – and a 2-0 start to its season. The Rhinos, who defeated Charlotte’s Johnson and Wales University 79-72 last Friday night in their season opener, are the fourth team in school history to start a season with a 2-0 record. The school, which restarted athletics this season for the first time in 50 years, also started 2-0 three times in its previous history that lasted eight years from the 1964-65 to 1971-72 seasons Gaston College, which last started 2-0 in the 197071 season, used a suffocating defense to break open the game in the first half. After being tied at 3-all with 15:41 left in the opening half, the Rhinos went on a 33-6 surge to take a 36-9 lead with 5:12 in the opening half. Gaston College forced Erskine into two of 11 shooting and six turnovers during that 10 and 1-2 minute stretch of the game.

Damon Davis (16 points, five rebounds, four assists), Da’marco Watson (12 points, four rebounds, five assists), Jaylen Bates (12 points, six rebounds) and Jared Funderburk (10 points) led a balanced Gaston College attack. For the game, the Rhinos’ defense forced 18 turnovers and limited the Fleet to 28.9 percent field goal shooting. “Back-to-back can be a hard thing but we took care of business,” Gaston College coach Nutt said. “The biggest message I’ve talked to the team about since last night was to be mentally focused and mentally ready to play another game so soon after we had played. I was proud of our guys. Our defense was pretty good.” Gaston College played last Wednesday against Lincolnton’s Combine Academy at Gaston Christian School in Lowell. For more details regarding Gaston College athletics, visit

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.

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The Cherryville Eagle

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Donnie Loftis to replace the late Rep. Dana Bumgardner

John Chavis Middle School would like to congratulate Ms. Gloria Powell, Exceptional Children’s Teacher, for being selected as our Teacher of the Year for the 2021/2022 school year. She was selected by her peers due to her hard work, and tireless dedication to all of the students at JCMS. Thank you for all that you do Ms. Powell!" (photo provided)

SHOEBOX From Page 1 are as follows: Cherryville Eagle readership area: Anthony Grove Baptist Church, 100 Anthony Grove Road Crouse, on Mon., Nov. 15: 12 noon – 6 p.m.; Tue., Nov. 16: 12 noon – 6 p.m.; 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. In Shelby, for the Shelby Shopper readership area: Elizabeth Baptist Church, 301 N. Post Rd., Shelby, on Mon., Nov. 15: 5 to 8 p.m.; Tue., Nov. 16: 12 noon – 2 p.m.; Wed., 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 Mon., Nov. 15: 3 to 5 p.m.; Tue., Nov. 16: 2 to 4 p.m.; 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.” She continued, “Individuals, families, and groups still have time to transform empty shoeboxes into fun gifts. The project partners with local churches across the globe to deliver these tangible expressions of God’s love to children in need.” Interested individuals or groups, she said, can find a step-by-step guide on the How to Pack a Shoebox webpage. “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

GASTONIA – The members of the Gaston County Republican Party Executive Committee residing in the 109th NC House District met Wednesday, Oct. 20, to fill the vacancy resulting from the passing of Rep. Dana B. Bumgardner. After considering the nomination of three individuals and through two rounds of voting, the committee members selected Gastonian Mr. Donnie Loftis to fill the unexpired term of Rep. Bumgardner. Jonathan Fletcher, Chairman of the Gaston County Republican Party, said of the ap-

pointment, “Donnie Loftis has been a tried and true servant of the people of Gaston County and I have no doubt that he will continue to represent our people well in Raleigh. At this critical time in the legislature’s work, it is important that we have a principled Conservative standing up for us and we know that he is ready to get to work immediately. The experience he brings to this position and his heart of service for the people of this district are exactly what we need in this difficult time. We continue to keep the Bumgardner

In the United States, once every hour in the processing centers, volunteers like Chantrell pause from their work to pray over shoebox gifts. (photos provided)

Samaritan’s Purse President Franklin Graham encourages a girl in Belize as she explores the new items she found in her shoebox. never changes.” Randy Riddle, Senior Director, Operation Christmas Child, said, “Each yearround 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

family in our thoughts and prayers as we mourn Rep. Bumgardner’s passing. “Although no one could ever truly replace Rep. Bumgardner, I am confident that Donnie Loftis will be a great representative in his own right and I look forward to his service to our district, county, and state for years to come.” Mr. Loftis was previously elected to serve as a Gaston County Commissioner in 2000 and 2008. In 2011, he was recognized as North Carolina’s “Outstanding Commissioner of the Year” for

his work on the County Commission. He is a 30-year combat veteran, having served in the U.S. Army and the Army National Guard, retiring as an E-8/Master Sergeant. During his time in the military, he served in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, survived an IED attack, and earned both the Legion of Merit and Bronze Star. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Caromont Health, where he has previously served as Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Board.

These U.S. youth know that stuffed animals make great “wow” toys to include in a shoebox gifts.

In Ecuador, volunteer Jamyleth (right), who received a shoebox gift as a child, enjoys helping a new generation of children discover God’s love for them through simple shoebox gifts. webpage for the latest information and answers to Frequently Asked Questions. Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse, seeks to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world and, together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. It has collected and delivered more

than 188 million gift-filled shoeboxes to children in more than 160 countries and territories. 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.


LEGION.ORG The American Legion and The Cherryville Eagle salute our military veterans of all eras this November 11 - and every day. Thank you for serving America with honor, courage and commitment. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Jonathan Young

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