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Self-taught artist Don Harris’s art skills bring joy to others Former military veteran has created over 300 works, mostly from memory by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

Somerset Court resident Harold Donald “Don” Harris is what you might call a “selftaught” artist. By his own admission the U.S. Army veteran (1971-1972) started painting when he was in the sixth grade and has had no art classes. Harris, 68, really doesn’t know exactly what style his paintings are, though they are a bit similar to the New Yorkborn American folk artist Grandma Moses, whose real name was Anna Mary Robertson Moses (1860-1961). Harris favors using acrylic paints and paints in his room at Somerset Court, doing so from his wheelchair as various health issues related to diabetes don’t allow him to stand and paint using an easel. Harris is also quick to let anyone know he is a conservative Republican and adds he is also a “Biblical person.”

Then-City Councilman for Ward 2, Brian Dalton (second from left) speaking at a City Council meeting. (Eagle file photo)

Brian Dalton voted on to be Cherryville’s City Manager Somerset Court resident and self-taught artist Harold “Don” Harris with a couple of his acrylic paintings. (photo by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media) Don’s step-dad was a 30-year Army man, and Don noted he was born in Germany, where his stepdad was stationed with the family. They later moved to Texas before coming to Valdese, N.C., to live in his stepfather’s parent’s house. Harris has three brothers, one of whom is deceased. He is also the father of two girls, both of whom live in Burke County. “I have to say, the past 20 years have been very traumatic for me because of

health issues. I have diabetes and bad neuropathy and am paralyzed from my left hip down,” he said. Harris said he did attend college at the age of 57, going to Western Piedmont Community College for two years, majoring in U.S. Government and Political Debate. “I have had two writing classes but no art classes,” he said. Harris noted he has probably painted “…over 300 paintings” while living both See HARRIS, Page 6

Will begin his tenure on Monday, Dec. 20 by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

The City of Cherryville announced last week via a media release they have a new City Manager. Cherryville native Brian Dalton, currently a detective with the Gaston County Police Department, was unanimously voted on by the City Council as the person for the position which came open due to the retirement of Mr. Jeff Cash. Mayor H.L. Beam, III, who signed the media release, noted therein that, “Mr. Dalton will begin his position

MR. BRIAN DALTON on Monday, Dec. 20.” He further stated, “Mr. Dalton has a strong interest in finance and his skills and ethics promote the Council’s desire to continue public trust in our City. Having served as a former Planning and Zoning Director for the City of Cherryville, and a former City Council

member, Mr. Dalton is excited about working back in his hometown and continuing to work with staff, moving the City of Cherryville forward.” Dalton, 45, who is a lifelong resident of Cherryville, is married to Emily Dalton and they have one daughter, Miley. “I graduated from Cherryville High School in 1994 and Appalachian State University in 1999,” he said, adding he has “…always been involved with public service” from his first job as age 16 with the Cherryville Recreation Dept. Said Mr. Dalton, “After college I worked as the Planning and Zoning Director for approximately one year (2000-01) before becoming See DALTON, Page 6

NC Supreme Court puts NC primaries CFD Chief Cash receives on hold until May 17 Order of the Long Leaf Pine at 2021 CFD Banquet

Justices push primary elections back, halts candidate filing to let courts hear lawsuits on gerrymandering.

Patrick O’Leary receives CFD Chief’s Citizen Advocate Award

by JORDAN WILKIE Carolina Public Press

The N.C. Supreme Court halted the gears of the state’s election apparatus until it can decide a question key to its constitution and democracy: Can one party draw political maps that lock it into power for at least a decade? The order from the state’s highest court pushed the primary elections back from March 8 to May 17, halted candidate filing for all political offices and told the trial court to consider the merits of the case and rule by Jan. 11, 2022. The decision comes after a turbulent week of reversals at lower courts where two groups alleged the political maps the Republican-led legislature passed into law are unconstitutional gerrymanders, meaning that they favor one political party more than the other. On Friday, Dec. 3, a three-


Laura Young filled out her ballot alongside her daughter Emma-June, 3 1/2, at Upward Elementary School in Henderson County on Election Day. (photo by Colby Rabon/Carolina Public Press) judge panel of Superior Court judges heard the lawsuits, which asked for a preliminary injunction that would stop candidate filings and push elections back to May. That court, with two Republicans and one Democrat, unanimously denied the request. The plaintiffs appealed. One group, the N.C. League of Conservation Voters, asked the Court of Appeals or the Supreme Court to intervene. The other group, the National Redistricting Foundation, an affiliate of the National Democratic Redistricting Commit-

tee, went straight to the N.C. Supreme Court. Under the current maps, political scientists project that in a state with near 50-50 voting between the major parties, Republicans would still win 10 of 14 seats for U.S. Congress, and a majority if not a veto-proof supermajority of state legislative seats. If allowed, the maps would likely bake in Republican control of the state’s politics at least until maps are redrawn again after the 2030 cbensus, when they would presumably still be in power. See PRIMARIES, Page 3

Always a greatly anticipated event every year, the 2021 Cherryville Fire Department Banquet did not disappoint this year. Members of the department and their families, along with a citizen chosen to be the recipient of the CFD Chief’s Citizen Advocate Award received those awards and recognition for their service to the City of Cherryville and its citizens. The event was held again this year on Friday, Dec. 10, at the Cherryville Golf and Country Club, and was – as always – well attended. Fire Chief Wofford opened the event, followed by the invocation by Chaplain, the Rev. Dr. Vince Hefner, of First Baptist Church of Cherryville. Chief Wofford asked of everyone present, “Let’s all take time to make room for

Retired CFD Chief Jeff Cash proudly holds his Order of the Long Leaf Pine, presented to him at the 2021 CFD Awards Banquet last Friday night. (photo by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media) Christ in our hearts tonight.” Chaplain Hefner said to all it was an honor to serve as the department’s chaplain.

Chief Wofford then handed out the following service pins to his personnel: 5 years – Drew Hughes See CASH, Page 10

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Ann Ramsey CHERRYVILLE – Annie S. Randall Ramsey, 95, of Dellinger Circle, passed away Dec. 6, 2021 at home. She was born March 26, 1926 in Gaston County to the late Lector Lee and Edna Mae Sigmon Randall. Ann was a long-time member of First Presbyterian Church, Cherryville. She and her late husband, D.B., enjoyed sitting on the swing and spending time together. Ann cherished her family and loved them deeply. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 75 years, Dock Boyd “D.B.” Ramsey, Jr.; daughter, Donna R. Beigel; siblings, Glenn “Son” Randall, Betty Black, J.L. Randall, and Merlyn Carpenter. Left to cherish her memory are her son, Mike Ramsey (Janice) of Crouse; grandchildren, Shane Ramsey (Heather), Lea Graham (Derek), Matthew Beigel (Emily), Amy Steadman (Jared); great-grandchildren, Zach Woodruff, Katie Ramsey, Kira Alvey, Ava Beigel, Ethan Beigel, Madison Steadman, Kyle Miller and Lily Steadman; and great-greatgrandsons, Joseph and Jaxson Woodruff. A Celebration of Ann’s life was held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021 at First Presbyterian Church, Cherryville with Rev. Dr. Bill Lowe officiating. Interment followed at City Memorial Cemetery. The family received friends from 1 to 1:45 p.m., prior to the service in the church sanctuary. The family would like to thank Geraldine Brock, Morriah Moore, Tammy Mull, April Stanley, and all previous caregivers for the love and care given to Mrs. Ramsey. Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 107 W. Academy St., Cherryville, NC, 28021. Condolences may be made to Carpenter – Porter Funeral and Cremation Services served the family of Mrs. Ramsey.

Dot Punch CHERRYVILLE – Dorothy “Dot” Jean Dellinger Punch, 90, of Shelby Hwy., passed away Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021 at Wendover Hospice. She was born Dec. 22, 1930, in Gaston County to the late Lula Mae Dellinger. Dorothy loved working puzzles, crafting, and trying out new recipes. She was a devoted homemaker and loving caregiver to her family. She will be greatly missed. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Everette Punch; brother, Maurice Dellinger, and sister, Joyce Guffey. Survivors include her daughters and son-in-law, Carol Chit Khin, and Linda and Rex Bell; and grandchildren, Greg Bell, and Dorothy Allran. A graveside service was held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Dec.

14, 2021 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, in Cherryville, with Pastor Mike Devine from Covenant Bible Church officiating. Mrs. Punch lay in state from 9 to 11 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021 at Carpenter – Porter Funeral and Cremation Services. The family was not present during that time. Condolences may be made to Carpenter – Porter Funeral and Cremation Services served the family of Mrs. Punch.

Nancy Moss CHERRYVILLE – Nancy Elizabeth Devine Moss, formerly of Academy St., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021 at Carolina Care Health and Rehabilitation. She was born July 21, 1931 in Gaston County to the late Enoch Martin and Lola Bright Whitworth Devine. Nancy was a member of First Baptist Church. She was a servant of God and lived to serve others. She loved the opportunity to be a caregiver for family, both hers and Aarons. She gave of herself by taking friends to doctor appointments or anywhere else that was needed. Nancy was a member of the Irene McSwain Sunday School Class and the Women’s Circle. She served as former church coordinator for the nursery, served on the pulpit committee to Charles Carter, and served on various other committees. She was devoted to her church and her Lord. She was also devoted to her family and adored “my Aaron,” her son, and her grandchildren. Nancy was a member of the Garden Club and a couple of Bridge Clubs. She enjoyed working the voting polls and supporting her husband in all his duties to the community of Cherryville. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Aaron Bernard Moss; siblings and their spouses, Hilbert Devine and Maxine, Marisel Allen and Bill, and Ruby Harden Phillips and Guy; and brothers-inlaw and their spouses, E.V. Moss and Frances, and Dr. Tom Moss and Mary Louise. Survivors include her son, David Lee Moss; grandchildren, Natalie Marie Moss and Jarvis Aaron Moss; brother-inlaw, Joe Phillips; nieces and nephews, Mimi Mixen, Jeannie Metcalf, Frank Allen, Tommy Allen, Milton “Mick” Harden, Nancella Martin, Jan Boone, Guy Ann Summer, Mary Frances Moss, and Dr. Carol Bridges; and special friend and caregiver, Mitzi Quinn McSwain. A graveside service was held Monday, Dec. 13, 2021 at 11 a.m., at City Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Dr. Vince Hefner officiating. Nancy wished to express her deepest thanks to Mitzi for all the love and care she provided. Condolences may be made to Carpenter – Porter Funeral and Cremation Services served the Moss family.

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Larry Gunnell CHERRYVILLE – Mr. Larry Russell Gunnell, 73, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021 at Atrium Health – Lincoln. Larry was born on Dec. 12, 1947 and was raised in Mt. Airy, N.C., a son of the late William C. Gunnell and Ester Marshall Gunnell. He retired as co-owner and operator of O’Dell’s Grocery in Cherryville after 28 years. Larry later worked for Elmore Feed and Seed in Lawndale. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Men’s Bible Class. Larry was a member of the Cherryville Masonic Lodge #505 AF & AM and also Cherryville American Legion Post 100. He was also assistant Scout Master for Boy Scout Troop 323 in Cherryville. Larry served in the U.S. Air Force. Larry enjoyed working on his farm and raising honey bees. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Pauline Ayers. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Juanita O’Dell Gunnell of the home; a daughter, Maria Pruitt and husband, Tim; a son, Steven Gunnell and wife, Bonnie, all of Cherryville; five grandchildren, Landry, Grayce and Emma Pruitt, Brooks and Baylor Gunnell; two brothers, Vernon Gunnell of Clemmons, and Elmer Gunnell of Mt. Airy; sister-in-law and business partner, Ann Harmon of Cherryville; brother-in-law, Richard Lee O’Dell and wife, Cheryl of Matthews. Also surviving are a number of nieces and nephews. Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m., on Friday, Dec. 10, 2021 at Stamey – Cherryville Funeral Home. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021 at First United Methodist Church with Pastor Zack Christy officiating. Burial was in the City Memorial Cemetery in Cherryville with Military rites provided by Gaston County Honor Guard and Masonic rites by Cherryville Masonic Lodge. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 601 N. Pink St., Cherryville, NC, 28021. A guest register is available at Stamey – Cherryville Funeral Home & Cremation Service served the Gunnell family.

ARRESTS 11-1: Joshua Wayne Anthony, 27, 804 Craig St., Cherryville; misdemeanor possession of Schedule II and III controlled substances and RDO. No bond type/amt. listed. 11-20: Shana Danielle Marlowe, 47, 1878 Southside Rd., Vale; misdemeanor larceny, RDO, DWLR, and three WSOJs from Lincoln County on B&E of a motor vehicle; misdemeanor larceny; and possessing stolen property/ goods. Vehicle (2005 Toyota Camry) impounded and towed to KT Towing. $8,000 secured bond. 11-21: Quante Melek Henry, 24, 702 S. Pink St., Cherryville; one count each misdemeanor possessing marijuana, DWLR, and reckless driving. Mr. Henry was issued three state citations in reference to the traffic stop. No bond type/ amt. info listed on report. 11-21: Wesley Keith Hudson, 42, 207 Dale Dr., Apt. A, Cherryville; one count misdemeanor first degree trespassing (WSOJ/ Gaston County). $5,000 unsecured bond. 12-4: Matthew Chandler Whitworth, 37, 163 Chestnut Ln., Apt. A, Gastonia; one count misdemeanor WSOJ (Gaston County). $2,000 secured bond. 12-4: Clayton Christopher Dodgen, 22, 503 W. Second St., Cherryville; misdemeanor simple possession of marijuana and no insurance. No bond type amt./type listed on report. INCIDENTS 11-1: CPD officer reports possession of Schedule II and Schedule III controlled substances, and RDO by listed suspect who swallowed pills and committed RDO incident. Closed/cleared by arrest. 11-20: Cherryville woman and CPD officer report misdemeanor larceny, RDO, DWLR, and WSOJs from Lincoln County (B&E/motor vehicle; misdemeanor larceny; and possession of stolen goods) by listed suspect who committed larceny and had other outstanding warrants. Stolen/recovered items: $900/ blue Motorola cell phone; black metal rack; wooden storage box w/chain; and two tote bags. Closed/ cleared by arrest. 11-21: CPD officer reports possession of marijuana; DWLR; and reckless driving by listed suspect who possessed marijuana. Closed by other means. Seized: 5.70 grams of marijuana. 11-21: Crouse woman reports unattended death of elderly Cherryville woman. Case closed by other means. 11-29: Cherryville man reports credit card fraud by

unknown suspect(s) who used his credit card information and stole $550. Case status: inactive. 12-3: GCPD officers report further investigation into a simple assault at 313 Ridge Ave., Cherryville. 12-4: CPD officer reports WSOJ for an OFA on listed suspect who had the OFA. Closed/cleared by arrest. 12-4: CPD officer reports simple possession of marijuana, right turn on red light, and no insurance by listed suspect who committed traffic infraction and possessed marijuana. Closed/cleared by arrest. Seized: 0.50 grams of marijuana. 12-5: Cherryville man reports burglary, B&E by unnamed suspect(s). Stolen: $1,000/X-Box console, controller, and 70-inch Haier TV. Case status: inactive. WRECKS 11-18: Vehicles driven by Sierra Jade Simmons, 28, 106 Rhyne St., Bessemer City, Michael Dale Pressley, 55, 106 Hidden Valley St., Cherryville, and Harry Michael Villarose, II, 131 John Goforth Rd., Kings Mountain, were traveling east on NC 279 during a critical incident which caused heavy congestion in the area. The Pressley and Villarose vehicles were stopped in traffic when the Simmons vehicle struck the Pressley vehicle in the rear, forcing it to then strike the Villarose vehicle in the rear. The Villarose vehicle was not on-scene when the responding officer arrived and wasn’t able to come back to the scene because of the incident in the area. The R.O. was able to speak to Mr. Villarose and gather information needed for the wreck report. Mr. Pressley was given info by Mr. Villarose in which I was able to verify and include (in the report). No injuries reported. Est. damages to the Simmons vehicle: $2,000; to the Pressley vehicle: $4,000; and to the Villarose vehicle: $1,000. 11-22: Vehicle One driver Susan Leona Taylor, 72, 1423 A. A. Barrett Rd., Shelby, told the responding officer she was backing out of a parking space at Food Lion and didn’t see a vehicle driven by Ellen Harris Beattie, 59, 998 Mary’s Grove Church Rd., Kings Mountain, so they collided in the center of the parking lot. Ms. Beattie said she was backing out of her parking space and also didn’t see the Taylor vehicle, and collided with it as well. No injuries reported. Est. damages to the Taylor vehicle: $100; to the Beattie vehicle: $0. 11-23: A vehicle driven by Nicholas Keith Chap-

man, 42, 503 W. Second St., Cherryville, and vehicle driven by Lea Micayla Howze, 18, 106 Leona Dr., Waco, collided in a parking lot on the Shelby Hwy., and Brown Rd., in Cherryville. No injuries reported. Est. damages to both vehicles: $500/vehicle. 12-1: A vehicle driven by Ekta Parth Patel, 31, 608 E. Main St., Cherryville, was making a left turn out of Heafner’s on Church St., and a vehicle driven by Amy Aumock Estep, 45, 701 E. 1st St., Cherryville, was making a left turn into Heafner’s parking lot when the two collided. No injuries reported. Est. damages: $1,000/vehicle. 12-1: A vehicle driven by Jessie Andrew Nolen, 42, 934 Baxter Rd., Cherryville, was traveling straight ahead on Houser St., and did not attempt to stop for a traffic signal emitting a steady red light in his direction. Mr. Nolen’s vehicle struck a vehicle driven by Carol Anita Bumgarner, 67, 306 N. Houser St., Cherryville, that was crossing through the intersection of Houser St., and East Church Street. Two witnesses told the responding officer that the Nolen vehicle ran the red light and drove through the intersection, striking the Bumgarner vehicle. The injured in the Bumgarner vehicle was treated by GEMS but not transported. Est. damages to the Nolen vehicle: $2,500; to the Bumgarner vehicle: $9,000. The Bumgarner vehicle was towed by KT Towing to KT Towing. Mr. Nolen was cited for running a red light. 12-3: A vehicle driven by Caleb Terrell Russell, 31, 116 Eastview Dr., Lincolnton, struck the rear of a vehicle driven by Amy Porter Heavner, 48, 5025 Deer Run Dr., Crouse, while Mrs. Heavner was stopped for a red light on Church and Mountain Streets. No injuries reported. Est. damages to the Russell vehicle: $300; to the Heavner vehicle: $1,000. 12-4: A vehicle driven by Thelma Parker Wagner, 82, 7001 Parker Farm Rd., Cherryville, was going south on Mountain St., and ran the red light, which caused her to strike a vehicle driven by Jenny Gail-Marie Walker, 40, 2115 Hephzibah Church Rd., Bessemer City, as she drove west on Church Street. No injuries reported. Est. damages to the Wagner vehicle: $1,000; to the Walker vehicle: $2,500. Mrs. Wagner’s vehicle was towed to the owner/driver’s address by KT Towing; the Walker vehicle was towed by KT Towing to KT Towing.

2021-22 CNYSI meetings and events The Cherryville New Years. Inc. group noted their remaining meetings are as follows: Wednesday, Dec. 15, at 6 p.m.; and Wednesday, Dec. 22, at 6 p.m., at the Cherryville American Legion Post 100 building, 215 N. Pink St., Cherryville. On Wednesday, Dec. 29, at 6 p.m., there will be drawings for musket raffle, food etc., at the Pythian Lodge, on Paul H. Beam Rd., Cherryville. On Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022 at 12 a.m., Friday night, their annual shoot will start at Black’s Grill, heralding New Year’s 2022! On Friday, Jan. 28, 2022 at 6 p.m., there will be the 2022 Annual Host Dinner at the Cherryville American Legion Post 100, on Pink Street.

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What’s new and coming up at Your Cherryville Branch Library! by TRACI POLLITT Branch Manager – Cherryville Public Library

Family Storytime – Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. (excluding Dec. 30)

LEGO Club – 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month at 3:30 p.m. (Dec. 28) CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY – Friday, Dec. 24 through Monday, Dec. 27

Playdough Playdate – Thursday, Dec. 30 at 10:30 a.m. CLOSED FOR NEW YEAR’S HOLIDAY – Friday, Dec. 31 through Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022


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for an app that might fit well with our library’s needs as well as our patrons’ needs, and we think we’ve found it! Say hello to myLIBRO, the all-in-one library app that allows you to access materials and services from your digital device. The first step to To all our library friends and pa- using myLIBRO is to trons… say hello to myLIBRO, the download the app on all-in-one library app that allows your device (available you to access materials and ser- on Google Play or the Apple App Store). vices from your digital device. Once loaded, open (graphic provided) the app and tap Get Now, this is NO fairy tale! Started. On the next screen, Once upon a time, the Gaston choose “skip” which should County Public Library had take you to your log-in a library app for its patrons. screen. From the “Library It was called ‘Boopsie’, and Name” drop down menu, while it wasn’t perfect, many choose Gaston County Public GCPL patrons utilized the Library. Next, type in your app and appreciated having Library Card Number and everything at their finger- your Library PIN; this is the tips. Unfortunately, we had PIN you use when accessing to part ways with ‘Boopsie’. your account online (if you’re We had planned to have an- not sure of your PIN, feel free other app soon, perhaps even to call us). Finally, tap the one designed by someone blue Login button, and voila! with Gaston County IT, but You will now see the Home that never came to pass. We page of your myLIBRO acwere always on the lookout count. In the large blue box

at the top of the screen, you’ll see your library, your name, and your library card number. You’ll also see a list of items currently being held for you (bag icon), items you’ve requested (book icon), and items you currently have checked out (cart icon). From this same home screen, you’ll be able to see GCPL blog and social media posts, upcoming events, popular books, and new arrivals. You can also search for items, place holds, and even check out digital content using the myLIBRO app. We think patrons will love having an easy, at-their-fingertips way to keep track of their library “stuff”. For more information about the new library app as well as all library-related questions, you can 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 hope to see you soon!

“Only by jettisoning due process and prioritizing the unproven allegations of a select few individuals over the interests of the entire State could this Court order relief,” he wrote. Gov. Roy Cooper and Attorney General Josh Stein filed an amicus brief in support of the plaintiffs. “The practice of legislators insulating themselves from popular will is not only wrong, it is unconstitutional,” they wrote. In issuing the order, the Supreme Court relied on a filing from the N.C. State Board of Elections, another defendant in the case. The board does not take a stance on the actual merits of the case but instead told the court the election schedule and how it would run elections if the primaries were postponed. Impact of order Per the board’s filings, should the court delay any election, it should delay all of them, including municipal races previously unaffected by the Court of Appeals ruling. That’s precisely what Wednesday’s order did. Whereas the first Court of Appeals halted filing only for the affected races in this case – state House, state Senate and U.S. Congress – the Supreme Court’s ruling blocked all candidate filing.

Anyone who has already properly filed for an office either with the state board or a county board is deemed filed in the May primary, unless a court later rules otherwise, the ruling said. A candidate who wants to withdraw or file for another office when filing reopens would be permitted to do so, according to the State Board of Elections. The board also laid out a timeline for how long it takes to run an election. Should the courts rule maps need to be redrawn, the board will need time to figure out new boundaries for candidate filings, so political hopefuls can be sure to file for the right office. House Speaker Tim Moore, one of the named defendants, expressed disappointment in the decision. “To throw this process into chaos in the middle of filing leaves North Carolinians with uncertainty ahead of the election,” he said in a statement. “Despite this delay, we are confident that we will prevail at trial and our maps will stand.” Cooper had a different take on the court’s order: “Today’s order by the state Supreme Court restores faith in the rule of law, and it is necessary for the court to rule on the constitutionality of these unfair districts before the next election.


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From Page 1 A flurry of legal activity On Monday, Dec. 6, just minutes before the candidate filing opened at noon, the Court of Appeals issued an unsigned order in the league case that all candidate filing for the state legislative and Congressional races would be halted until the court made a full ruling. Later that same day, the majority of the entire 15-judge Court of Appeals, which has a 10-5 Republican-Democrat split, issued an order reversing the decision, saying candidate filing could immediately reopen. The full Court of Appeals order said it would “promptly” make a ruling on the appeal after the defendants filed their arguments with the court. The plaintiffs in the league case then joined with plaintiffs in the foundation case to ask the N.C. Supreme Court to intervene. Phil Strach, a private attorney representing Republican leadership in the state legislature who are defendants in the case, filed the defense’s legal response with the state Supreme Court around noon Wednesday.

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TODAY’S QUOTE: The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission. – John F. Kennedy

A little bit of (Christmas) this and that – revisited! A Christmas positive thought on Hope (I jest…) for us all mainAs a great mustream sician once sang, media, “Well, it’s Christwe are mastime, pretty sobered baby!” And it is by the rapidly approachterrible ing. Again! This and infact shouldn’t tensely surprise us, but it sad news always seems to. about the As always, nation’s By Michael Powell we’re sitting here, COVID surrounded by numMORE bad COVID news bers. Like all America, we (thank you, Omicron!), are still saddened by the trying to figure out what pandemic’s murderous presents (or cash) we’re rampage and the sudden going to get the “grands” appearance of the Omithis year, or if we’ll even cron mutation. So, for get to see them. ‘Zoom’ some succor, we can’t help just didn’t do it for us as but look to the celebration we’re sort of ‘hands-on’ of Christ’s birth and pray grandparents. Also, we the reminder of it will have news of grandchild somehow bring us beyond ‘Numero 6’ who has arthe pale of evil that is this rived and is doing well, pandemic. and rapidly on her way to Our hearts, thoughts, ruling the roost, much to and prayers, of course, go the terror of her parents out to the suffering parents, and siblings. siblings, grandparents, As we sit and stare at and all family members of all the wonderful (NOT!) those who have lost loved news coming out of Wash- ones to COVID. May they ington and our gloriously never be forgotten. May

you find a way to have a Merry Christmas in spite of what has happened and to have a bright hope for tomorrow in the great Hope of all mankind – Jesus Christ. A quick “shout-out” to my favorite Christmas special… Back in 1965 I was an 11-year-old kid whose life pretty much revolved around comic books, playing guitar in a crappy little garage band (we weren’t really THAT bad…), and watching our black and white TV as various holiday-themed cartoons shows and movies came on during the season. My favorite then was, as it still is today, half a decade-plus later, “A Charlie Brown Christmas”. Everyone has their favorite, so I won’t wax eloquent about them now, but so far as I’m concerned, the ultimate Christmas classic cartoon show has to be that one. It’s message of love and what Christmas is really all about, is forever timeless. So, to Charles “Sparky” Schultz, thank you from

the bottom of my little kid heart, for giving me – giving all of us – the little round-headed kid and his beagle, and the whole “Peanuts” crew! Learn to listen to others this season One holiday season, many decades ago, a smart man once told me, “Michael, you need to start listening to other people’s stories this time of year. It doesn’t matter if they are truth or wild fantasies. What is really happening is they are trying to tell you something about themselves; who they are, where they’ve been, what they’ve been through, and what their hopes and dreams for tomorrow are. If you want to really help people where they’re at, then learn to listen to them, for you will hear their heart speaking.” Then he smiled and

said, “Merry Christmas, my young friend,” and walked off into the cold and snowy night. I was thousands of miles from my home in a foreign land and as I stood there for a long time, I thought on what he said. Now, all these long years gone by, I have to say it is some of the best advice I have ever received and one of the best Christmas gifts a journalist (though I didn’t know I was going to be one at the time) and a teller of others’ stories could be blessed with. I have tried to do that ever since I began to write features, news stories, columns; tried to make them more than just dry, faceless stories. I’m not sure I succeeded; maybe I will never know. Still, my old friend’s words ring true today and stick with me. Sometimes I fail to do

what he requested of me, but every now and then I hit on something. Maybe, dear reader, this column will be a blessing for you this tough holiday season with all its COVID horrors and negativity. So, this season, tell someone you love them and are thinking of and praying for them. That you’re listening to them and their stories. It may be the best gift they’ve ever gotten. This Christmas, all of us in the Powell family – all of us here at Community First Media – hope and pray that you and yours will have the greatest of Christmases and it will be your season to be jolly. May God bless us every one! So, Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night, yeah?

What about the other Ethan Crumbleys? We are unfortunately informed once again of another horrific, Glenn Mollette senseless Guest Editorial school shooting. They don’t stop. When will the next one be? Who will be the next shooter and who will be the next unsuspecting victims? Once again, American kids go to school to pursue education and American life but are murdered by a classmate while walking the hallway or sitting in a class. This has to stop. Will it ever? According to news reports, on Nov. 30, 2021, Ethan Crumbley, a fifteen-year-old, took the lives of four schoolmates and injured seven others at Oxford High School, a Detroit, Michigan suburb. Crumbley has once again reminded us of the horrific outcomes of mental illness and the importance of parents, teachers, churches and communities working together to protect each other. According to news reports, the Oxford school was alerted to Crumbley’s disturbing social media posts, drawings depicting violence, and other actions that had called for his parents to come to the school for a serious talk about their child. Reports of the parents buying a semi-automatic weapon for their son’s Christmas

present and taking him to a shooting range for practice is revealing their denial of, as well their failure to address, their son’s problems. My dad gave me some shotgun lessons when I was growing up. I was turned loose in the hills of Appalachia to hunt for squirrels at the age of 12 with a hunting license. Parents teaching their children to shoot a weapon and hunt are as old as our nation. However, parents should never provide their children access to guns when there are obvious warnings of mental illness. Past school shooters have talked about being bullied by classmates or not fitting into any of the school social groups. Rejection, being bullied, failure to make the school team or feeling outright mistreated makes anyone feel bad, dejected and disappointed. Such feelings should be a push to any of us to look at ourselves to see how we either must adjust, change, work harder, problem solve as to what is happening or even find a different school or community in which to live. Hurting others never resolves anything and only increases our pain, darkness and sentences the rest of our lives to prison or regret of how we handled our feelings. School can be a difficult life learning ground. What we face in the local school often is only preparing us for what we

may face at the office, the factory, the workplace and the neighborhood. Throughout life we know everyone is not going to like us, accept us, applaud us or even try to get along with us. There are always people who don’t like us. However, there are people who will affirm, support, and befriend us. Sometimes it just takes a while to find those communities, houses of faith, social groups, and others with whom we can emotionally connect. The Ethan Crumbleys of the world are sad, scary, and wreak destruction. They need help now. His life and many other lives are forever destroyed. Apparently, his parents were living in some sort of disconnected denial of what their son was really about to do to himself, them and many others. Schools and work places must have all authority to protect themselves quickly. Oxford school officials were alarmed by some of his actions. They were trying to work with the parents. Looking back, he should have been escorted out of the school and barred from its grounds until a professional counselor had given written permission for his return. I know, hindsight is always 20/20. Sadly, for those who are now dead, it’s too late. Maybe the other Ethan Crumbleys can be stopped today, right now, before it’s too late.

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Pearl Harbor remembered… Uncle Ben I suppose of Lattimore the “history was killed. buff” in me is Some quite obvious people have by now with remarked to the numerous me through columns I the years have written that we about importdon’t need ant dates in By Anne S. Haynes to constantly the history talk about the wars of the United States. and other tragedies our One of these tragic country has endured, dates occurred eighty but I sincerely disagree years ago and was rewith this way of thinkmembered recently as Dec. 7, 1941. I was not ing. It would be like disregarding the brave alive at that time, but I have studied the attack, Americans who settled in this country and heard about it, and fought for its original talked to friends and freedom from England relatives about it. in 1776. The attack at Pearl I think it is very imHarbor Naval Base in portant to reflect on Honolulu, Hawaii, was the dates in history that a surprise attack by have led to our freedom The Imperial Japanese and the circumstances Navy Air Force just bethat continue to protect fore eight a.m. on that Dec. 7 day. Over 2,000 that freedom. Freedom is something that Americans were killed cannot be taken for and many more were granted. All through the injured. The attack history of the United launched our country States freedom has been into World War II. This bought with a very was the war in which large price. That price my dad served, as well has been the blood of as the war in which my

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Gaining boldness as we seek to be faithful to the journey cally searching for Decemit on Dec. 24th. It ber Reis procrastination flection: sure, but also there Matthew is something thrill7:13-14 ing about the jour“Enter ney of trying to find through the perfect present the narrow with time pressgate; for ing down on you. the gate is wide and REV. ZACK CHRISTY And after looking Pastor through 15 stores the road First United Methodist and finding that is easythat Church of Cherryville perfect gift shoved leads to deep on some shelf, destruction, and there are many my goodness, what a rewho take it. For the gate lief there is; it is almost is narrow and the road is euphoric. Some years ago, my hard that leads to life, and there are few who find it.” dad called me at 9 p.m., I have to admit that I on Christmas Eve and am a bit of a last-minute said, “You have to find shopper when it comes your mom a Chi hair to Christmas gifts. I may straightener, it is what have it in my mind for she wants for Christmas. weeks, but when it comes I don’t care how much to purchasing that per- it costs, just find it and fect gift for someone you bring it.” Well, Crystal might just find me franti- and I left on the journey

to retrieve the magical hair straightener, and I have to admit we were a bit giddy, we were very excited to be on this journey. It started where all great Christmas searches for my mom start, Target. We went to the hair care aisle not expecting much, but can you imagine my surprise when right in front of me were about 15 Chi’s. We bought it, got back to the car, and I said, “Wow, that was easy” and Crystal said, “Yes, kind of disappointing, isn’t it?” She was right, a journey that is easy, one that is just a quick trip from point “A” to point “B”, doesn’t mean a whole lot, does it? You don’t find yourself sitting around at Christmas talking about the time you took a family vacation, and everything worked out exactly

like how you planned it. No, you talk about the time the car blew a tire, and you had to wait for five hours in the middle of nowhere for AAA to show up, and the kids were hungry, but you left the snacks sitting on the kitchen table, and when the tow truck showed up y’all were all at each other’s throats. Sometimes it is the difficulties that bring about the memories. Jesus invites all who wish to follow Him to come on a journey with Him, to FOLLOW Him. It is important to note that Jesus never says that following Him will be easy. Never once in the gospels does Jesus claim that our discipleship will make us more happy, healthy, content, or successful as far as the world is concerned. In

fact, Jesus proclaims that following Him is the more difficult choice. Wide and easy is the path that leads to destruction, narrow and hard is the path that leads to life. Praise God that Jesus’ expectations for us are higher than the ones we have for ourselves. Praise God that Jesus sees more in us, knows us to be more capable, more faithful, than we have ever thought we could be. Advent is the season in the life of the church where we are reminded of a journey towards Bethlehem, as we prepare ourselves to receive the greatest news the world has ever known; “God is with us.” Just as our walks with Jesus are not easy, and at times the path is difficult, the journey is worth

it. For in our walks with God we are consistently being drawn deeper into the love and grace of God. As you prepare yourself for Advent this year, may you take some time to reflect on the journey that your discipleship has brought you on thus far. May we take some time to just marvel at the glorious good news, that even though we are not perfect, and even though we still fall short of the glory of God, God continues to reach out to us through the gifts of his Son and Holy Spirit. May we gain more boldness as we seek to be faithful to the journey that God has uniquely called each of us on. Grace and Peace to you all!

Experience Joy Cherryville Area To say that we are living in challenging times is an understatement. Death, pandemic, freedoms restricted, corruption and much more are just a few of the problems that have recently plagued our world. Many describe the years 2020-2021 as unbelievably difficult for them. The chaos, negativ- DANYALE PATTERSON ity, and gross darkness that covers this world have caused fear and despondency in a lot of people. Yet, during it all, we have been given a great biblical promise – JOY! Psalm 16:11 says, “You make known to me the path of life; in your presence, there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” We need joy because overwhelming problems and trials zap our energy and our hope. Proverbs 17:22 states, “A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” However, the joy of the Lord refreshes and gives us fortitude. Nehemiah 8:10 states, “…And do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” This joy is greater than happiness. Happiness is temporal, but joy is eternal. It comes from knowing and trusting in Jesus as Savior and Lord. Psalm 33:21 states, “For our heart is glad in him because we trust in his holy name.” Also, joy will materialize in your life when you spend time meditating on scripture. In John 15:11 Jesus stated, “I have told you these things so that you will be filled with my joy. Yes, your joy will overflow!” Today, the Christmas Carol “Joy to World” is relevant more than ever because Christ the Savior was born. Here are a few of the Lyrics: Joy to the world, the Lord is come Let earth receive her King Let every heart prepare Him room And Heaven and nature sing And Heaven and nature sing And Heaven, and Heaven, and nature sing Joy to the World, the Savior reigns! Let men their songs employ While fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains Repeat the sounding joy Repeat the sounding joy Repeat, repeat, the sounding joy He rules the world with truth and grace And makes the nations prove The light of His righteousness And wonders of His love PRAY THIS PRAYER: “Father, you are the God of hope that fills us with all joy and peace. I delight greatly in you, O Lord; my soul rejoices because you are my God. You have dressed me in garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. Your word and statutes are my heritage forever; they are the joy of my heart. When trials come, help me to get my focus on you and rejoice in 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 a FREE e-book on prayer, share a testimony, send a prayer request, or book her to speak.

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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

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In addition to painting on canvas Somerset Court resident and artist Don Harris sometimes paints his images on teeshirts, along with a pithy saying. (photos by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

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Artist Don Harris paints many of his scenes from his own memories. This one here is a house he and his wife and young children lived in many years ago, he said.

Other paintings Mr. Harris does are scenes he sees in books or magazines, which he renders in his own style, which he calls “Nostalgic”. This one is of a South American bird he saw in a book on the flora and fauna from that continent.

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at Somerset and where he lived previously, at the Brian Center in Hickory. Prior to his being at the Brian Center, he said he lived at the Longview Assisted Living Center (two and a half years) in Morganton. He has spent a total of eight years living at the Brian Center and at Somerset Court. Harris, who said he appreciates beauty, said he has never done a painting in just one day, preferring to take his time with them; sometimes as much as two weeks to finish one. He also makes his own frames, he added. “I can’t say that I have had any artistic influence, and I call my own work, ‘Nostalgic’, because I paint stuff that is real, you know… real-life scenes. I don’t take requests for my art, I paint what I like and I also paint scenes from my memory,” he said. Harris speculates he has been painting seriously now for about seven years, having picked it back up from where he left off. “I guess it (the ability) never left me,” said Harris. “I haven’t forgot how



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to do it.” So far as his affliction go, Don said he has never been angry at God, the way some folks can be when faced with debilitating illness or handicaps. “My afflictions are my own fault,” said Harris, who said he is a reformed alcoholic, who says Christ is his higher power. He said all the bad things from the alcoholism have cleared up now. “I do miss my church family though. I was raised a Baptist by my grandparents.” Currently Harris is in need of art supplies as he has to have someone either go get them for him or bring some to him at the facility. “Right now, I need paint, brushes, paint bottles, that sort of stuff. I’m low on everything,” he said. Harris is a hard worker when it comes to the painting noting that once he gets focused on a painting, he tries to see it through as much as possible, adding however, he does get tired more easily these days and has to rest more often. Harris said he wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, adding for them to all remember that “…Jesus is the Reason for the Season!”



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IM varsity boys working hard; are currently 5-1 overall by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

The CHS Ironmen varsity men’s basketball team is currently 5-1 for the season as they head into their next round of games before the Christmas holiday. On Tuesday, Dec. 7, they took on the visiting Fred T. Foard Tigers and held on for the 70-64 win over a tough team of tall young men who played with just as much speed and intensity as the Ironmen. Prior to the boy’s game though, the Lady Ironmen played a good game against a speedy (and also fairly tall) group of young Lady Tigers from Fred T. Foard who defeated our ladies by a score of 66-22. Coach Carrie Dalton’s girls were led in scoring by senior Terayha Bess who was spot-on under the basket, especially in the second and fourth quarters, as she scored 11 points. Junior Gabbie McCorkle was next in points with nine points; one of the a three-pointer. Faith Cole also score two points in the effort by the CHS ladies. As of this writing there was no information on the away game with West Lincoln’s Lady Rebels. In men’s action Coach

Scott Harrill’s Ironmen varsity team – as was noted earlier in this article – defeated the visiting Tigers 70-64, but only after a tough battle on the court. The leading scorer in this match-up was Carson Kelly with 26 points. Seven of Kelly’s shots (or 21 points) were three-pointers. He was followed by teammate Jack Mulvey’s 18 points and Landon Hahn’s 14 points. Rounding out the Ironmen scoring were shooters Numerius Good with 5 points; Khanye Kennedy with 4 points; and Carter Spangler with three points. The Ironmen then traveled on Friday, Dec. 10, to play West Lincoln and came away from that match-up the winners, scoring 60 points to the Rebels’ 50 points, said Coach Scott Harrill. The Ironmen struggled to score early in the first half. Jack Mulvey scored 7 of the Ironmen’s 11 points in the first quarter. The second quarter was a defensive battle with West Lincoln and Cherryville both only scoring 7 points each. Khayne Kennedy led the defense and got two steals for four points in the quarter. The Ironmen made some changes at halftime and came out on fire. Landon Hahn picked up the pace, hitting two three-pointers in the third

quarter and scored 12 points in the third quarter. The Ironmen pushed a lead to 7 after three quarters. Sophomore Chance Hunt came in the third and fourth quarter and gave the Ironmen a big lift with lots of energy on defense and found open men on offense. Hunt finished with 7 points and 6 assists in the second half. The fourth quarter was much of the same with Hahn again leading the scoring with another 7 points, for a total of 21 for the game. The Ironmen pulled out a hardfought road win 60-50. Leading scorers for the Ironmen were Hahn (21 points), Mulvey (19 points), Kennedy (9 points), Hunt (7 points), and Good (4 points). The CHS basketball teams will round out 2021 playing Monday, Dec. 13, against Pinnacle, at home at Nixon Gym. They will continue to be at home at Nixon on Friday, Dec. 17, against Shelby (JV 4:30; VAR 6 p.m.), and on Tuesday, Dec. 21, against Burns (JV 4:30; VAR 6 p.m.). The Bud Black/Dennis Tate Holiday Classic is Dec. 27, 28, 2021 at the Nixon Gym, in Cherryville. NC. (Additional info and stats by Susan L. Powell)

Lady Ironman Krista Davis prepares to pass to a teammate in the game against Fred T. Foard at Nixon Gym. (photos by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

CHS player Gabbie McCorkle dribbles around a trio of Fred T. Foard Lady Tigers in last week’s match-up at Nixon Gym.

Senior Lady Ironmen player Terayha Bess shoots a foul shot in the 66-22 loss to the Lady Tigers of Fred T. Foard High School. After driving to the basket against the Foard defenders, CHS’s Khanye Kennedy goes up for the shot.

Landon Hahn puts up a free throw and easily drops it in the basket as he tacks on another couple of points for the Ironmen in last week’s game against the Foard Tigers. Senior varsity Ironman Jack Mulvey makes the layup look SOOO easy!


The 2021 CHS cheer squad that won both of their divisions at the 2021 Cheerleading Invitational in Raleigh on Dec. 4.

NCHSAA 2021 Cheerleading Invitational wraps with Carolina Cup; inaugural Tarheel Trophy presentations CHS’s Cheerleaders are Small Varsity D2; Varsity Game Day D2 state Champions RALEIGH, NC – The NCHSAA Cheerleading Invitational returned to its usual home, the Raleigh Convention Center, after a year away due to COVID, with 132 registered routines and a brand-new trophy to present. In addition to the Carolina

Cup, the award for the Varsity squad regardless of division posting the highest rated performance in the traditional competition, this year the “Game Day Division” presented the inaugural Tarheel Trophy to the highest rated varsity squad regardless of division in the event. Cherryville High’s Cheer coach Wendy Holt said her ladies are the Small Varsity D2 and Varsity Game Day D2 state Champions. “We won both of our divi-

sions. Did not win the Tarheel Trophy,” she noted in a phone message to the Eagle. Of the first awarding of the Tarheel Trophy, that was enjoyed by West Forsyth’s Varsity squad, which posted a score of 95.6 to win the Varsity Game Day D1 Division in the event. The Carolina Cup, now in its 19th season, was collected by Northwest Guilford. The Vikings performance scored 89.1 to win the Small Varsity Non-Tumble D1 Division and the school’s

first Carolina Cup. According to information received in a media release from the NCHSAA last week, in Small Varsity D2, CHS was #1, with a score of 83.2, while the #2 slot was taken by Southwestern Randolph High School with a 72.4. In Varsity Game Day D2, CHS was #1, with 87.7, followed by #2 East Davidson High School (87.3); #3 Union Academy (85.5); and #4 East Gaston High School (81.4).


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EMPLOYMENT IN NEED OF ROLLBACK DRIVER. Auto Parts U Pull & Scrap Metal of Shelby. Must ha ve experience and good driving record. Apply in person at 1025 County Home Road, Shelby, NC 28152, (704) 472-4666 CARE GIVER LOOKING TO TAKE CARE of your loved ones. 20+ years. Excellent references. Bathe, light housekeeping/cooking, meds, errands. 704-472-3472 HELP WANTED. PART-TIME EXPERIENCED PAINTER. May lead to full time. Must have transportation and be drug free. Call Jimmy-704-692-8001. ONE ON ONE CARE IS HIRING for full/part time in the group homes for 2nd shift. Transport experience recommended not required. Hrs are 2p-11p weekdays and 8p-8a weekends. Apply in person at 203 Lee St. Shelby

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WOMEN’S SOCCER COACH OPENING at Kings Mountain, NC. Kings Mountain High School is looking for a women’s soccer head coach and possibly assistant coach for the spring season. No teaching positions are available at this time. Anyone interested should email mdbridges@ In the email, include playing/ coaching experience and contact information. A background check will be required for this position. PATRICIA PINK ZEBRA INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT. I’m a pink zebra INDEPENDENT consultant. http://www. A home fragrance & decor (828) 234-4259

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

EMPLOYMENT MANUFACTURE REPRENTATIVE. to cover Gaston, Cleveland and Rutherford counties for Tarheel Rubber & Plastics Division of TPI in Winston Salem. E-mail resume to or call 336-760-7400. ALIVE APPAREL SCREEN PRINTING. Hiring for Production Worker, Warehouse, Screen Department needed. Apply in person M-F 8am3pm. 331 Jim Cline Road, Fallston, NC. 28042 NOW HIRING AT ESTABLISHED RESTAURANT. Wait Staff, Cook/Grill Staff, Pizza Preppers. Call (704) 470-0559

FULL TIME MAINTENANCE MAN NEEDED. Maintain rental properties. Must have valid NC Drivers license. Pay depends on experience. (704) 473-4299 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@

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES OPPORTUNITY KNOCKING Will you answer the door? Start up an Under 21 Private Dance Club. Fri 72 Juniors with HS ID x $15 = $1,800. Sat 72 Seniors with HS ID x $15 = $1,800. Membership Fee $20 x 144 = $2,880. Time 8-11:30pm, 3 1/2 hours x 2 days = 7 hours. $1,880 x 2 night $1,800 x 2 = $3,600 per week. $3,600 x 50 = $180,000. Membership fee = $2,880 + concessions (food) $182,800 Gross. Not bad for 7 hours a week. How long would it take to pay off $120,000 mortgage on building? Call Tom Bittner 828-453-0828. Also income from: 1) Drive Thru 7-11, 4 hours. 2) Coffee Shop 7-11, 4 hours. 3) Luncheonette 11-4, 5 hours. 4) Dining room 4-8; 4 hours. 5) Catering Rear Kitchen. 6) Outdoor BBQ with seating area. All under one roof! TABLE TOP SALES BOOTH AVAILABLE. To sell your products over the holidays at our inside location in Kings Mountain, NC. For inquiry call 704-750-6102 or you may e. mail

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. JIM’S PAINTING SERVICES. Exterior painting only. Free estimates. You will be pleased with our work. We have references. 828-287-9272. 828429-7511. (828) 429-7511 24 HOUR MOBILE MECHANIC. I will come to you to repair any car, lawnmower or tractor. Honest & reliable. (704) 300-2332 JD ENTERPRISES. Quality Construction and Electrical Services, and many more. Free estimates. 704-3492999, 803-610-7765 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

SPRUCE YOUR HOME UP for the new year! Call Rocky’s Junk Removal Service 828521-6383. Free estimates. Whole house/garage cleanouts. Polk, Rutherford and Cleveland Counties. 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

HANDYMAN SERVICES. NOW IS THE TIME. Offering: Mulching, Trees and Bushes trimmed, Minor Repairs,Ceiling Fans, Mini Blind Installation, Any Handyman Services. No Job too Big or Small! References available. We will show up and do the job. Call us first, 704-692-4449. 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.




FLORAL LOVE SEAT. Like new. $100. Can text pictures. (704) 482-9273

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

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

PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS with Scratch Pads! Press Room Printing. 704482-2243. (704) 538-5788

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

2 PERCEPTION ODYSSEY KAYAKS. With paddles. Like new. Great Christmas gifts. Was $1000, asking $600. 704-473-8908 ELECTRIC HOSPITAL BED. Complete. $60. (704) 5389021 DON’T WAIT. MOVING SALE. Big Carpet Machine, rotates and holds 10 rolls of carpet, Fork Lift, Metal Shelving, Desks, Tools, Roof Jacks, Metal Cabinets, Job Box, Tool Boxes, Tar Kettle, Paint Sprayers and 1998 Chevy 1 Ton Pick-Up, crew cab. 116 Rogers Street, Shelby, NC 28150, or 704-477-0516. DEER CORN, 60 POUND BAG. $9. Callahan Farms. Cletus: 704-300-5341; Steve: 704-472-8865; Todd: 704692-1627


UNIQUE ANTIQUE STATION: Farm House Decor, Antiques, Collectibles, Vintage Toys, Jewelry and MORE. Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-5pm. 985 US 74 Business Hwy., Ellenboro. Find us on FB. 828-382-0075.

FOR SALE UTILITY TRAILER 6.5’ X 8’. single axle in good condition $1000; Also enclosed goat & calf trailer $500. (704) 6858565 TABLE TOP SALES BOOTH AVAILABLE. To sell your products over the holidays at our inside location in Kings Mountain, NC. For inquiry call 704-750-6102 or you may e. mail ALL METAL GARAGES. Big Discounts! Zero down. Call for more details. 828-382-0455. CHRISTMAS SALE OF NEW PRODUCTS. 1. Back supports — Gator face mask — Toboggans — Scarfs 2. Compression sleeves for arms, legs and wrist for those who suffer pain in these areas of the body. 3. Our specialty division manufacture and supply Antimicrobial Sneeze sleeves and Handkerchiefs that help to stop the spreading of germs that one would find in flu and common cold. ( Purchase ) 4. We are located at 143 Rollingbrook road — Kings Mountain, NC Sales office open from 9:30 a.m until 4:30 pm Friday and Saturday

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 VINTAGE MARANTZ RECEIVER- BOSE SPEAKERS. Vintage Marantz RS 3559 A/V Receiver Century Collection Champagne Steel Rare - includes Remote Control - $500. Bose Acoustimass5 Series3 Speaker System - $200. (352) 359-1444 K2RMA@ FIREWOOD FOR SALE. All types already split. Can deliver. Truck & Trailer loads, starting at $75. Will negotiate. 704-466-7623

EAGLE COMPUTER WHEEL BALANCER EB- 1030, maximum wheel weight 70 kg., Rim diameter-10 in-24 in.,Rim Width-1.5 in.-24 in., $900, 570-419-6654.

FOUR CEMETERY PLOTS. Located at Cleveland Memorial Park in Shelby, NC. All four plots are next to sidewalk at the Bell Tower “Great Location”. $2000 each or all four $7000. call (704) 466-8295

LINCOLN ELECTRIC WELDER . Weld-Pack 100 and utility cart for sale. 120 volt, selffeed mig welder. $650. 570419-6654.

CHINA CABINET LIKE NEW. Good condition $350. (704) 482-7274

HEIL QUAKER CORPORATION OIL Furnace. 85,000 BTU. Good condition. $400.00 or best offer. 828-248-8060.


PAINTING SERVICES. Over 25 years experience, affordable prices. Professional results. References available. Free estimates. Charles, or leave message. (704) 4358062.

WOMEN’S SOCCER COACH OPENING at Kings Mountain, NC. Kings Mountain High School is looking for a women’s soccer head coach and possibly assistant coach for the spring season. No teaching positions are available at this time. Anyone interested should email mdbridges@ In the email, include playing/ coaching experience and contact information. A background check will be required for this position.


Deadline: Friday at 12:00 Noon

TIRES AND WHEELS FOR DODGE. 2 sets for Dodge 2500. 1 set is new and the other about 1500 miles. 275x70x18 $1000 for new $600 for used or $1400.00 for both! (704) 747-0526 MORGAN’S FIREWOOD SERVICE. Green oak, small stove wood. $75, delivered. Call 828-395-0758 VINTAGE PLACE, 2740 CARLA DRIVE POLKVILLE. Open Tuesday-Saturday 8am2pm until Christmas. Best Christmas gifts, good clothes for women, men, boys, shoes, etc. Tools, bikes, toys, lamps, homemade pickles, thousands more items from A-Z. 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. 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. SOUND EQUIPMENT ALL PEVEY. 4 DM 112, 4DM 118 SUB WOOFERS, 24 CHANNEL FX MIX BOARD, ROLAND RD150 ELECTRIC KEY BOARD, 5 PEAVEY WIRED MIC’S, 1 WIRELESS MIC, STAGE LIGHTS AND ALL CONTROLLERS, MIC STANDS, GUITAR STANDS, ALL WIRING AND CONNECTOR. IN EXCELLENT CONDITION, NO FINANCE, CASH SALE ONLY, NON- NEGOTIABLE!! CONTACT 828-3103602 (828) 310-3602 FLAG POLES, FLAGS IN STOCK. Pickup or we deliver and install available. J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City. Call 828-245-5895. ENCLOSED TRAILERS IN STOCK! 6’x10’, 6’x12’, 7’x12’ and 7’x16’ contact J. Johnson Sales, Inc., Forest City. (828) 245-5895 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. 828-245-5895. 16’X40’ OR TWO STORY BUILDINGS BUILT ON SITE. 1 DAY INSTALL. J. Johnson Sales INC. 828-2455895. 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.

WOOD SPLITTER 5HP. $600. Cages for wood $25. Feed barrels, plastic $20. Burning Barrels $10. Totes, 275 gallon $75-$100. 15 gallon jugs for fuel $20. Jeff, Hickory, NC (828) 327-4782 TWO CEMETERY LOTS for sale at Cleveland County Cemetery. $1,000/each. 828289-3601. FESCUE HAY FOR SALE. $4.50 per bale. Call 704-5834110. If no answer leave message.

FARM & GARDEN TRACTOR IMPLEMENTS. Category 1, 3 POINT HOOK UP 30’’ REVERSIBLE PAN SCOOP $350.00 (like new); PALLET FORKS $250.00 (like new); ONE ROW CULTIVWOR $125.00 (like new); NO TRADES!!! $600.00 FOR ALL (704) 718-9122 FREE HORSE MANURE COMPOST. Free composted horse manure. Great for gardens. Located in Bostic, NC. (828) 447-0652

PETS & LIVESTOCK USE SEAL N HEAL® on dogs & cats to seal wounds with a bitter taste to prevent gnawing, allow healing. At Tractor Supply® ( GERMAN SHORT HAIR POINTER PUPPIES for sale. $250/ea. 6 weeks old, 3 males, 5 females. 864-4905281. HEIFERS FOR SALE. F1 Black Baldy Open Replacement Heifers. Breeding age. Home raised and gentle. Springhill Angus & Hereford Farm.704-477-9054. MALE GREY TABBY KITTEN. Nearly 1 year old. Needs good loving home, also 4 young kittens. (828) 201-0133 CHICKENS, DUCKS, RABBITS. For Sale. (704) 5382004 FREE TO GOOD HOME. Two kittens. 6 months old. Male and female. Cute Black and white. (704) 692-2931 LABRADOODLE PUPPIES $500 EACH. Ready to go December 24. Will have 1st shots & dewormed. Taking deposits now. Henry L. Miller, 1608 Walls Church Rd., Ellenboro, NC 28040.

PURE RAW LOCAL HONEY. $18 per quart, $10 per pint. Produced in Rutherford County. Call or text Jackson Corbin, 828-980-1823. FIREWOOD FOR SALE. Long wheelbase load. Fully loaded. $70.00/load. Delivered. 864-492-4793 or 803627-9408. REFRIGERATORS, STOVES, WASHERS, DRYERS. Discount Prices. 1205 Earl Road, Shelby NC. (704) 487-4443


CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES FOR SALE. Pure breed, 3 males, 1 female. $350 each, 704-4189244. BLACK LAB $200. Small Lap Dogs: Chihuahua & Feist Mix. “Will stay small forever!” Call (704) 259-3712 ADULT QUAIL $5 EACH. Quail Chicks $1.50 ea. Quail eggs $3 per doz, 50% hatch rate guaranteed. (704) 4769943

GOLDENDOODLE F1B PUPS Home raised. Hands on from day one. Ready Dec 22nd. Will be vetted, with first puppy shots and parasite free. Have 10, 5 have deposits. $1500. For questions and more pictures text . Marion (386) 3659703

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. 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 LIFT CHAIR. heavy duty. Call: 828-429-7710 CASH FOR YOUR RECORD ALBUMS. Call Ron. (919) 314-7579 WANT TO BUY CARS, TRUCKS. Trailers, Tractors, Farm Equipment. Must have ID and proof of ownership. Callahan’s Towing. (704) 6921006 DANNY’S AUTOWERKS. Buying used or junk cars. Competitive prices. Call Danny 828-289-3081 or Jimmy 828-289-1175.



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PETS & LIVESTOCK YORKIES 2 MALES LEFT! Two Traditional black and tan male Yorkies. Raised in our home under foot. Loved and cared for all day long. Vet checked, first shots, dewormed, tails docked, dewclaws removed. $1200. $100 deposit will hold your bundle of joy available 12/9/21. Call 704-692-3698 to schedule a FaceTime or visit. Shelby NC area. (704) 692-3698 TEACUP YORKIE POO CHI. Teacup Yorkie Poo Chi, blonde, male, 2 1/2 years old, been neutered. $500. Toy Multi Poo Female puppy. 12 wks old, shots UTD, formed, vet checked. $1500. 828-3910919. YOUNG ADULT RESCUE CATS. Spayed & neutered. Males $80, females $125. Call for selection. (828) 391-0919 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.






LOVE UNDER THE TREE. 2 Reg Yorkies, 3 Parti Yorkies. All shots / dewormed up to date. Vet certified. CKC certified. Christmas discounted at $1,000.00 each. Taking deposits. (704) 473-7042

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




POLK COUNTY, SUNNYVIEW, NC. FOR SALE BY OWNER. Convenient location, 8 acre Restricted Estate Lot. Owner Finance Available. Call 828-429-3287.

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

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



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@


1997 FORD RANGER XLT. Extended cab 4x4, 4.0 engine, automatic transmission, runs great. 132K miles. $3500.00. 828-287-3820 2002 FORD CROWN VICTORIA. 81,447 miles, good condition. Everything power works. Serious Inquiries only, $5500. (704) 300-2783 2015 DODGE JOURNEY. Navy Blue, 3 rows, new tires, automatic, 143,000 miles, 2.4 liter engine, $9500 or OBO. 704-472-7741.

DW 2018 MOBILE HOME. For Sale. Never Been Lived In- .63 lot, 4BR, 2BA. #3 School District. 980-4045200. (980) 404-5200


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



Rogers has been with Gaston County since May of 2020. Prior to joining Gaston County Government, Rogers served as the Assistant City Attorney for the City of Charlotte. She also worked for the Charlotte School of Law and held several positions with Charlotte-Mecklenburg

NICE COUNTRY LIVING. 2 or 3BR mobile homes for rent. 10 minutes from Shelby. NO PETS. Seniors welcome. No Texts. 843-957-9299. 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

Schools, including Associate General Counsel and Senior Associate General Counsel. The County will seek out applications for a new county attorney and will be placing three members of the Board of Commissioners on a committee that will review applicants.





Notice is hereby given that the Cherryville Planning and Zoning Board will meet on Monday December 20th at 6:00 pm at the Cherryville Community Building 108 S. Jacob St. to hold a Public Hearing to consider the following: Special Use Permit, request presented by Carolina Home Co., Inc... 711 East Main St, Cherryville, NC 28021. (Parcels # 1230130 and #130131) Deed Book: 4402 Page:1292 All interested or affected parties are invited to attend and present any evidence or testimony in favor of / or opposed to the matter set above

Notice is hereby given that the Cherryville Planning and Zoning Board will meet on Monday, December 20th at 6:00 pm at the Cherryville Community Building, 108 S. Jacob St. to hold a Public Hearing to consider the following: Special Use Permit, request presented by Cherryville Main St. LLC. 211 East Main St, Cherryville, NC 28021. (Parcel# 129707) Deed Book: 5080 Page: 2214 All interested or affected parties are invited to attend and present any evidence or testimony in favor of / or opposed to the matter set above Derrick Mackey Zoning Administrator

Derrick Mackey Zoning Administrator CE (12/8 & 15/2021)

CE (12/8 & 15/2021)

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Traditional New Year’s Shooters meeting dates The officers of the Traditional New Year’s Shooters said their group will meet every Tuesday in December,

at 7 p.m., at Hugh’s Pond Volunteer Fire Department, located at 1442 Tot Dellinger Rd. outside of Cherryville.

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF GASTON NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS OF JERRY V. BELL Having qualified as Limited Personal Representative of the Estate of Jerry V. Bell, deceased, of Gaston County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned at 106 North Cherry Street, Cherryville, North Carolina, on or before the 24th 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 to the undersigned. This the 24th day of November, 2021. Jerry V. Bell, Jr. Limited Personal Representative Counsel for the Estate: PALMER E. HUFFSTETLER, JR. ATTORNEY AT LAW 106 North Cherry Street Cherryville, NC 28021 Telephone: 704-435-4907 CE (11/24, 12/01, 08 & 15/2021)


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Rogers named interim County Attorney GASTONIA, N.C. – At its Nov. 9 combined work and regular meeting, Gaston County’s Board of Commissioners accepted the resignation of County Attorney Jonathan Sink. At the same meeting, the board named Deputy County Attorney Courtney Rogers to the role of Interim County Attorney.

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Having qualified on 1st of November, 2021 as Executor of the Estate of BARBARA JEAN McCLAIN, 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, Cheryl Perkins, Executor on or before the 1st day of March, 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 1st day of December, 2021. Cheryl Perkins, Executor Estate of: Barbara Jean McClain 1308 Pinehurst Street Gastonia, NC 28052 Counsel for the Estate McIntyre Elder Law CE (12/01, 08, 15 & 22/ 2021)

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF GASTON NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 19th day of November, 2021 as Administrator of the Estate of CONCETTA JEANINE TATE, deceased, of Gaston County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned at McIntyre Elder Law Firm, 233 E. Graham Street, Shelby, North Carolina, on or before the 15th day of March, 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 15th day of December, 2021. Brenton S. Begley, Administrator Counsel for the Estate McINTYRE ELDER LAW PO Box 165, Shelby, NC 28151 233 E. Graham Street Shelby, NC 28150 CE (12/15, 22, 29/2021 & 1/05/2022)

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The Cherryville Eagle

Vicki Spurling, of Spurling Realty, accepts the CFD Chief’s Citizen Advocate Award on behalf of Patrick O’Leary. Giving the award is retired CFD Chief Jeff Cash. (photos by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

CASH From Page 1 and Buddy Morgan; 10 years – Josh Boyd and Jimmy Johnson; 15 years – Doyle Brown; 25 years – Chad Cash; and lastly, for 40 years (and more) of service – retired Chief Jeff Cash. The Cherryville Fire Chief’s Citizen Advocate Award, presented by Chief Cash, was given to Mr. Patrick O’Leary for all he has done for the City of Cherryville and for the Fire Department. Accepting for Mr. O’Leary was Mrs. Vicki Spurling, of Spurling Realty. Chief Cash noted how impressed Mr. O’Leary was with the CFD and to that end gave a donation for the department to get new defibrillators, which were sorely needed by the department. Fire Capt. Chris “Pudge” Cash presented the Gaston Country Firefighter of the Year award to Driver/Engineer Trent “Bam Bam” Rayfield. The award is given every year in memory of J. Ralph Beam, Jr. and is sponsored by the Beam/ Davis Family. Shelby, N.C. Battalion Chief Quentin Cash and his brother, Chad Cash, also a firefighter as well as a Carolina Federal Credit Union official, came up and jointly presented the Cherryville Top Gun Award, now in its 12th year. Quentin read off a list of recipients of the award the past

years, ending with the name of the 2021 winner, Tony Jones. The award is given in memory, said Quentin, of William B. “Dub” Beam and Helen Q. Beam and is sponsored by the Beam Family. Chief Wofford said the next award, that of CFD Officer of the Year, went to Capt. Chris “Pudge” Cash. The award is sponsored by the CFD Ladies Auxiliary. It then came time to make a special presentation. That honor went to retired Fire Capt. and Cherryville Planning and Zoning Director Derrick Mackey, who introduced the man of the hour, Chief Jeff Cash, thanking him for the 40-plus years of service to the City of Cherryville and to the state of North Carolina by his devotion to the fire services. “Jeff had compassion for other people and he always knew what he wanted. He always led by example,” Capt. Mackey noted. Mackey then called Chief Cash’s boys, Chad and Quentin, back up to the podium and they, along with Chief Cash’s brother, Pudge, presented Chief Cash with a ceremonial fire axe, and his Chief’s helmet. Said Quentin, “You all know we grew up at the fire department and we owe what we are to our dad and mom and their love for us.” Chad echoed those sentiments and added, “Congratulations! We love ya!”

Retired Chief Jeff Cash receiving one of the special presentation gifts given to him last Friday night at the 2021 CFD Banquet. The ceremonial fire axe plaque is being held by Chief Cash’s son, Chad, and the new CFD Chief Jason Wofford. However, they weren’t done as they called up one of their dad’s best friends and fellow smoke-eaters, Shelby Fire Chief Jake Whisnant. Chief Whisnant regaled those there with humorous stories and memories of his and Jeff’s time serving together first at Shelby FD, then later working to get grants or to get something done for firefighters and their families. “Before I present him with this gift, which I don’t know if he knows what it is or not, thought he probably does, I just want to say to you Jeff, that Sen. Kathy Harrington sends her heartfelt regrets that she can’t be here tonight, but wishes you and Cynthia and your family all the best,” said Chief Whisnant. He then called Chief Cash to the front and presented him with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, the state’s highest recognition of honor for one of its citizens. Jeff, clearly moved by all of the presentations and words of kindness, thanked everyone and said, “I love all of you and your families. I am so thankful for my family. I am a blessed man!” Cynthia Cash, President of the CFD Ladies Auxiliary, presented Chief Lee Roy Carpenter, Sr., Memorial Scholarships to the following recipients: Landrie Wofford; Hailey Poole; Lawson Harkey; and Cain Cash. Ms. Wofford is a senior at CHS has plans to attend Appalachian State University to pursue a degree in Mental Health Counseling.

2021 Gaston County Firefighter of the Year is CFD Driver/Engineer Trent “Bam Bam” Rayfield. Ms. Poole is currently attending the University of North Carolina – Asheville and plans to pursue a degree in Social Work or Early Childhood Education. Mr. Harkey is a senior at West Lincoln High School and plans to attend a four-year university to earn a degree in Forensic Science or Criminal Justice. Mr. Cash is a senior at CHS and plans to attend a four-year university to pursue a degree in Sports Marketing or Athletic Training. Chief Wofford introduced the CFD Firefighter of the Year Award, given in memory of Muriel M. Cash, Sr., and sponsored by the Cash Family. This year’s recipient, said Chief Wofford, is Chad Cash. Said Wofford, “It is the most distinguished honor that can be bestowed on any firefighter of the Cherryville Fire Department.” He also noted many

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This year’s recipient of the 2021 CFD Firefighter of the Year Award, given in memory of Muriel M. Cash, Sr., and sponsored by the Cash Family is CFD firefighter Chad Cash.

The 2021 CFD Top Gun Award recipient was CFD Firefighter Tony Jones.

Landrie Wofford, also was one of the Chief Lee Roy Carpenter, Sr., Memorial Scholarships recipients. The scholarship was presented by Cynthia Cash, President of the CFD Ladies Auxiliary. of the attributes that Mr. Cash exhibits that made him the choice to receive this prestigious award, not the least of which is his devotion to duty, his passion for said duty, and what he does above and beyond the call of that duty as a firefighter and member of the CFD. The night’s entertainment was provided by

Lawson Harkey, was one of the Chief Lee Roy Carpenter, Sr., Memorial Scholarships recipients. The scholarship was presented by Cynthia Cash, President of the CFD Ladies Auxiliary.

Hailey Poole, one of the Chief Lee Roy Carpenter, Sr., Memorial Scholarships recipients. The scholarship was presented by Cynthia Cash, President of the CFD Ladies Auxiliary. DJ Larry Wright and the video that was shown of Chief Cash was created by firefighter, photographer and videographer, Mr. Ryan Gunter.


Pill Splitting: When it’s safe, and when it isn’t Dear Savvy Senior, When is it safe, or not safe, to split pills? I have a cousin who cuts almost all her pills in half in order to save money, but I’m wondering if she’s going overboard. What can you tell me about this? Curious Cousin Dear Curious, Pill splitting – literally cutting them in half – has long been a popular way to save on medication costs, but your cousin, if she hasn’t already done so, needs to talk to her doctor or pharmacist because not all pills should be split. The reason pill splitting is such a money saver is because of the way drugs are manufactured and priced. A pill that’s twice as strong as another may not be twice the price. In fact, it’s usually about the same price. So, buying a double-strength dose and cutting it in half may allow you to get two months’ worth of medicine for the price of one. But is it safe? As long as your doctor agrees that splitting your pills

is OK for you, you learn how to do it properly, and you split only pills that can be split, there’s really no danger. Ask Your Doctor If you’re interested in splitting your pills, talk to your doctor or pharmacist to find out if any of the medicines you use can be safely split. It’s also important to find out whether splitting them will save you enough money to justify the hassle. The pills that are easiest to split are those with a score down the middle. However, not every pill that’s scored is meant to be split. Pills that are most commonly split are cholesterol lowering drugs, antidepressants and high blood pressure medicines. Use a Pill Splitter Having the right equipment is very important too. Don’t use a knife or scissors to cut your pills in half. This can cause you to split them unevenly resulting in two pieces

with very different dosages, which can be dangerous. Purchase a proper pill cutter that has a cover and a V-shaped pill grip that holds the pill securely in place. You can find them at most pharmacies for $5 to $10. For convenience, you might be tempted to split the whole bottle of pills at once. But it’s best to do the splitting on the day you take the first half, and then take the other half on the second day or whenever you are scheduled to take your next dose. That will help keep the drugs from deteriorating due to exposure to heat, moisture, or air. It will also help ensure that any deviation in the size of one dose is compensated in the next. It’s also important to know that pills are only safely split in half, and never into smaller portions such as into thirds or quarters. Don’t Split These Drugs Some pills should never be split. Drugs that are time-released or long-lasting and tablets that con-

tain a combination of drugs probably shouldn’t be split, because it’s difficult to ensure a proper amount of active ingredient in each half. Pills with a coating to protect your stomach, and pills that crumble easily or irritate your mouth shouldn’t be split either, along with chemotherapy drugs, anti-seizure medicines, birth control pills and capsules containing powders or gels. Again, your doctor or pharmacist will know which drugs can and cannot be split. If you’re taking a medicine that can be split, you’ll need to get a prescription from your doctor for twice the dosage you need. Then you can start splitting and saving, safely. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book.