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Looking back at 2021 – Part 1: The first six months Some headlines that got our attention as we navigated the year (Ed. Note: This is Part One of a two-part series looking back on the first six months of 2021 and how the Eagle brought your hometown, community news and local issues to you, our faithful readers. We here at Community Media wish you a Happy New Year 2022!) by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

JANUARY • FOLLOWING THE BOOM! – Shooting in New Year 2021 in Cherryville. Spirits in Cherryville, as far away as Lincoln County, and in Waco scared away so we can have a better new year! • COVID-19 Relief Bill

passed on Dec. 21, by Congress. Second round of economic impact payments due soon. • CHS coaches’ commitment to professional development results in spot on national honor roll. • Council hears from County regarding support for long-term vision plan. Approves proposed ‘P-Card’ policy plan for department heads; key City staff • Chef Rebecca Goins’ “Butter Me Up Cakes and Catering” opens for business. Ribbon cutting well attended by family, friends, and City, Chamber, Council and Main Street officials. • Vandals hit City Cemetery, damaging headstones and statue of Christ. City says gates to be locked again; warning signage placed; monitoring of Cemetery to begin. See LOOKING BACK, Page 2

A quick blast of fire off to the right of the photo flares as one member of the Cherryville New Year’s Shooter’s, Inc. group welcomes in the New Year 2021 as their fellow members at the line at one of the hosts’ yards finish their shot and move away so the next line can come up and fire their muskets. (Eagle/CF Media file photo by MEP, Susan L. Powell, or provided)

Get ready! It’s that New Year’s Shooting time of year again! Both groups glad to be out again, continuing their time-honored tradition of shooting in the New Year Joy Anderson, who was enslaved for seven years, before Lanie George, the founder of a Charlotte-area home for trafficking victims, rescued her during an FBI bust. (photo from Carolina Journal)

Cleveland Co. senator touts NC budget’s measures to attack human trafficking by MITCH KOKAI Carolina Journal

A state senator is drawing attention to the new N.C. state budget’s measures to fight human trafficking. The budget “provides a lifeline to victims” of trafficking, according to a news release from Sen. Ted Alexander, R-Cleveland. “Human trafficking is all too prevalent in North Carolina,” Alexander said. “We have the means to both combat this criminal behavior and to help victims caught up in the vicious cycle of exploitation and coercion. Our budget provides millions of dollars to organizations that help human trafficking victims transition to a better life.” The budget includes $4.4 million for the state’s Human Trafficking Commission. The money will help the commission “develop and implement

a grant program for economic assistance and other services to human trafficking victims,” according to Alexander’s news release. Another $4.8 million is slated for capital improvements at agencies that assist victims of sexual assault. Eight sworn law enforcement officers within the State Bureau of Investigation will focus on human trafficking enforcement, thanks to a budget provision. The budget dedicates $3.2 million for nonprofit organizations that help trafficking survivors “with services like case management, education, and employment assistance,” according to the release. Another $1.1 million boosts existing services “to help victims of human trafficking recover and transition to a better life.” The budget waives expunction costs for human trafficking victims. This “allows survivors of human trafficking who were cited for See TRAFFICKING, Page 6


If you are new to the area you are in for a tried and true, traditional treat as both Cherryville New Year’s shooters groups prepare to start their 24-hour long welcome for the New Year 2022. The two groups carry on a centuries-old tradition brought over by their ancestors who arrived from Germany and other places in Europe back when this country was in its infancy. See NEW YEAR’S, Page 3

After the chanter’s cry ends, “And for good luck, we’ll fire our guns,” this Traditional New Year’s Shooter member greets the New Year with a blast from his musket at the 2020/2021 event. (Eagle/CF Media file photo by Michael E. and Susan L. Powell)

Cherryville’s Somerset Court celebrates Christmas with a “Tour of Cheer” Two other local assisted living communities held a similar tour as well Staff and residents of Cherryville’s Somerset Court assisted living center noted in a recent media release their halls were filled twinkling lights, the smell of hot cocoa, and plenty of cheer on Thursday evening, Dec. 16., as they welcomed families, friends, and guests for a special holiday event. Spokesperson Cigi Sparks noted Somerset Court of Cherryville, in partnership See SOMERSET Page 10

Cherryville’s Somerset Court entrance all decorated for Christmas. See more photos of their Tour of Cheer holiday event on page 10. (Photo provided)


Blessings of Peace, Joy & Health in the New Year!


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An artist’s rendering of the Catawba Nation’s Two Kings Casino, which is located at 538 Kings Mountain Blvd., Kings Mountain, just off I-85, at Exit 5.

Charles Dennis Hord CHERRYVILLE – Charles Dennis Hord, Sr., 91, of Sunbeam Farm Rd., formerly of Cleveland, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021 at Atrium Health Lincoln. He was born June 22, 1930 in Cleveland County to the late Loron James Hord and Ellen Bryte Houser. Charles was a veteran of the United States Army, serving as Sergeant of the 3rd Anti-aircraft Artillery during the Korean War. He enjoyed woodwork and had a passion for carpentry. He also was retired from Ford Motor Company after 30 years of service. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 63 years, Patricia Wayburn Darty Hord; his brothers, Sloan, Ben, Carl David, and Barkley Hord; and sisters, Willa Painter, and Brenda Morrow. He is survived by his sons, Charles Dennis Hord, Jr. (Michelle) of Georgia, James Richard Hord (Diane) of Ohio, and Jerry Hord (Therese), of Ohio; daughter, Patsy Witschey (Michael) of Ohio; six grandchildren, Elizabeth Bosl (Jeremy), Kyle Hord, Kristen Costanzo (Patrick), Brittany Keane (Mike), Alex Hord (Jenna), and Joey Witschey (Corinne); five great-grandchildren, Aiden Witschey, Landry Costanzo, Poppy Keane, Calvin Hord, and Maddy Hord; a sister, Lu Gamble, and a brother, Bobby Hord. To honor his wishes no formal services are planned. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America at alzfdn. org/support-us/donate/. Condolences may be made to Carpenter – Porter Funeral and Cremation Services served the family of Mr. Hord.

Cherryville’s City Cemetery was hit by vandals who did major damage to the monuments and statues. (Eagle/CF Media file photos by Michael E. & Susan L. Powell)


FEBRUARY • Catawbas, NC approve compact agreement on Jan. 22. Document allows state to share in casino proceeds as the Catawba Nation and the State of North Carolina signed a compact back in January allowing the state to share in revenues generated by the new Two Kings Casino Resort. • CHS’ championship cheerleaders brighten younger kids’ day with “Birthday in a Bag”. Ladies’ community involvement helps others out in so many creative ways. • March 5 CHS Homecoming to look a little different this year. Changes are due to COVID-19 rules and social distancing restrictions. • Long-time educator, Gaston County School Board member Terry Usery passes. Remembered as schools, district, friends, others pay tribute to remarkable man. • Cherryville’s second snow of winter blanketed the town with an inch or so of the white stuff. MARCH • Cherryville bids the missionary Vroege family a fond farewell as they head back to first Holland, then Uganda. City’s police, fire and EMS created bonds with the missionary family, who have ties to the community. • Shady Grove’s new sanctuary scheduled for May 2021 dedication. Church has

a history of a period of 70 years between each of their sanctuary buildings; 1881 to 1951, and now to 2021. • At halftime, at the Friday night, March 5, home football game between CHS and Pine Lake Prep, Miss Riley Huffman was crowned 2020 Homecoming Queen by the 2019 Homecoming Queen, Miss Gracie Jackson. • CFD Firefighter and Driver/Engineer Barry “Heavy B” hangs up his (fire) helmet after 31 years with the CFD. Decides it’s time to step down and let the new blood lend the community a hand. • 440 vaccinated at Feb. 27 COVID-19 vaccination event. All who came received their first dose of the Moderna vaccine’s two-injection regimen. • Council says golf carts now allowed to operate on City streets but must be driven by licensed drivers; some restrictions still apply. • Principal Todd Dellinger and Guidance Counselor Mark Reep, of W. Blaine Beam Intermediate, help their students get in touch with the world through the medium of “ham” radios. School has first-ever radio club for students. • Cherryville’s Monica Canipe receives Governor’s Volunteer Service Award; honored for outstanding work and 15 years of loyal volunteer service. • Chamber of Commerce’s 2020 Business of the Year Award went to Vickie Spurling Realty; Citizen of the Year Award goes to Mr. Patrick O’Leary; Member of the Year Award

■ POLICE ARRESTS 12-13: Joshua Micaiah Davis, 23, 605 NC Hwy. 161, Bessemer City; one count misdemeanor possession of marijuana. Mr. Davis was issued a citation for possession of marijuana. 12-13: Leslie Lee Fenstermacher, 43, 115 Joy Dr., Trlr. 6, Cherryville; DWLR; altered registration plate; expired registration plate; and OFA from Cleveland County (DWLR). $2,000 secured bond. 12-14: Rebecca Leanne Fisher, 33, 222 Delview Dr., Cherryville; two counts of a WSOJ/Gaston County (DWLR). $2,000 secured bond. Vehicle released to other at owner’s request. 12-14: Clay Dean Wray, 44, 1433 E. Main St., Cherryville; one count each misdemeanor possession of marijuana; possession of drug paraphernalia; DWLR; and failure to register a motor vehicle and operate an MV w/ no insurance. Mr. Wray was issued five state citations in reference to the traffic stop. 12-16: Nicholas Ryan Courtemanche, 34, 112 Mary Ln., Cherryville, was arrested by GCSO deputies at 425 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Way,

Gastonia, on one count of an OFA (contempt of court/perjury/court violation). 12-19: Steven Dewayne Faulkenbury, 58, 251 St. Mark’s Church Rd., Cherryville, was arrested at this same address by GCPD officers on one count of an OFA (contempt of court/perjury/ court violation). INCIDENTS 12-13: Cherryville consignment shop reports a call for service about a listed suspect who was banned from shop coming back into shop. Case closed by other means. 12-13: CPD officer reports possession of marijuana by listed suspect who possessed listed controlled substance. Seized: 4 grams of marijuana. Closed/cleared by other means. 12-13: CPD officer reports DWLR; altered registration plate; expired registration plate; and WSOJ (OFA from Cleveland County for DWLR) by listed suspect who altered license plate and had an OFA from listed county. Closed/cleared by arrest. 12-14: CPD officer reports WSOJ/OFA for DWLR (Gaston County) by listed

subject who had listed WSOJ. Closed/cleared by arrest. 12-14: CPD officer reports possession of marijuana; possession of drug paraphernalia; DWLR; and failure to register a motor vehicle by listed suspect who possessed listed controlled substances and paraphernalia. Seized: 3.60 grams of marijuana and one glass pipe. Closed by other means. 12-20: GCPD officers report further investigation into a larceny-other incident at Lincolnton Hwy., and Beagle Club Rd., Cherryville. WRECKS 12-13: A vehicle driven by Doris Beam Huss, 75, 801 Vista Dr., Cherryville, was making a left turn onto Kenwood Ave., when it collided with a vehicle driven by Angela Evans Patterson, 49, 101 Roy Eaker Rd., Cherryville, which was stopped for the stop sign at the intersection of Kenwood Dr., and Main Street. No injuries reported. Est. damages to the Huss vehicle: $3,500; to the Patterson vehicle: $3,000. The Huss vehicle was towed to Cherry Auto Paint & Body by KT Towing.

A quick glimpse of Cherryville’s second snow.

These excited young ladies are all lined up at the fence at Ballard Park’s C.V. Thornburg Field as the 2021 Dixie Girls Softball opening day gets under way. was Mr. Calvin Hastings. • 2021 Dixie Girls Softball Opening Day draws large crowd. 160-plus girls help field 12 teams for popular Cherryville organization. APRIL • 2021 Cherry Blossom Festival cancelled due to COVID restriction. Events officials decide to cancel 2021 festival, which was originally scheduled for April 16-17. • Cherryville citizens and City staff work together April 22-24 to clean up and beautify the city. The threeday initiative kicked off on Earth Day, Thursday, April 22. • CHS cheerleaders win two state titles at recent state championships. Team has 18 state titles; is undefeated at the NCCCA State Championship since winning in 2015. • Football Ironmen end season with a 43-30 win over visiting BCHS. Both teams tied at 34-34-2 in all-time clashes stats. • Cherryville Police De-

Kintegra nurses and volunteers help move recipients of the Moderna vaccine through the line at the Feb. 27 COVID-19 event, held at the Cherryville Fire Department. partment Chief Cam Jenks and Capt. Brian Doolittle release information on numerous narcotics arrests the department made on what Chief Jenks noted were, “multiple suspects.” Chief Jenks and Capt. Doolittle noted the arrests were the result of an eight-month-long narcotics investigation. • NIAAA recognizes CHS AD Scott Harrill as a Certified Master Athletic Administrator. Long hours, hard work pay off for hard-working coach and Athletic Director. • As season progresses, CHS Lady Ironmen softball team currently 6-6 overall.

Team is currently 4-2 in SPC 1A play MAY • CHS 2021 Star Students and Teacher are Chase McNeill; Lance Holt. Due to COVID-19 restrictions ceremony has a different look this year. • Former CHS baseball head coach Henry Jones one of eight in Class of 2020 to join NCHSAA Hall of Fame • Catawbas plan prelaunch summer opening for casino. Federal judge rejects Cherokee’s lawsuit, paving way for casino to move forward. See LOOKING BACK, Page 9

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Looking like a scene from a Civil War movie set, black powder smoke rolls across the wet grass at a host’s yard after members of the Cherryville New Year’s Shooter’s, Inc. group fire their guns for the 2020/2021 event. (Eagle/CF Media file photos by Michael E. and Susan L. Powell)

Fire comes out the end of this Cherryville New Year’s Shooters, Inc. group member at the 2020/2021 shot as a young lady rings in the New Year in the time-honored Cherryville tradition.

Members of the Traditional New Year’s Shooter’s group line up for the 2020/2021 shoot along the railroad tracks at the Cherryville Train Depot Museum for their “shot” there on Jan. 1, 2021.

NEW YEAR’S From Page 1 It is a cultural tradition that has survived to this day, in spite of its naysayers and critics and those who generally can’t (or won’t) understand why such traditions continue in the first place. The easy answer to that is because they are… well, TRADITIONS! That said, here is what is happening with each group, as told by a couple of their officers. Rusty Wise, a long-time member of the Cherryville New Year’s Shooters, Inc. group, said their group is “…back to normal this year as in years past.” He added, “(There are) no special COVID restrictions or anything since the public has access to the vaccines. Of course, things could change, but that is the plan as of this (past) week.” He said their group will start at midnight of Dec. 31, at Black’s Grill and end at Rudisill Stadium approximately at 6:30 p.m. Wise noted pluses for them are that “…membership is up 50 more members this year to date over years past. We expect a huge crowd this year since everyone has been restricted by COVID and wants to get out and celebrate. Also New Year’s falling on Friday night and Saturday will bring out more people. We are preparing for large crowds.” This year, Mr. Wise noted the entire 2022 shoot will be in tribute to the late Carl Boozie Dellinger the group’s past President. Said Wise, “His picture is on our member ID badges this year and we will have a special tribute for Boozie at Rudisill Stadium.” The CNYSI groups has, noted Wise, added 50 shots this year as in years past. He said, “We’ve added Boozie’s family on there (the schedule) this year. We’ve had many people request-

ing us to shoot for them but we can only get to so many. We will shoot for Mt. Beulah Church this year just like last year. It’s nice to see a church requesting us to shoot for them. If future new hosts keep requesting we will eventually get to them.” Rusty also said he and his son, Winston have been working really hard on the Cherryville Historical Museum Shooters exhibit. “Winston and I finally finished it. Hopefully, we’ll do a 'grand opening’ or something for it in the next few weeks.” Traditional New Year’s Shooters group officer Gary Dellinger and his fellow members are looking forward to getting out again to shoot in the New Year, as they always have for many years now. Like all New Year’s shooters, the joy of getting to carry on a great and cherished tradition always puts a smile on their face and a spring in their step, no matter their age or who they are. Said Mr. Dellinger, “We have had a pretty big increase in the number of new members this year. We had 30 new members join last year, and we are already over that number this year with two meetings left. 1997 was the first year we started keeping a cumulative membership list. Prior to that, the membership records are only for that year for those who paid.” Gary continued, “In 1997, we had 101 members. This year, we just went over 650 members. That doesn’t mean they are all active this year, it just means at some time since 1997, they have filled out a membership application, been voted on by the group, and paid their dues.” Dellinger noted that Cherryville makes up the majority of their members, with over half being Cherryville citizens. “Vale, Crouse, Lincolnton and Bessemer City combined make up another 1/4th of the membership, and we even have members from as far

away as Michigan and Pennsylvania,” he said. As for the schedule, Dellinger said, “We are keeping some changes we made to the schedule last year. We will start at City Hall at midnight as usual, but from there we will be going out of the city limits where it is less populated to continue the route. We will come back into the city around 6 a.m. This follows the traditional intent of the schedule to welcome in the New Year in the city, then go where not as many people will be bothered by the noise while most people sleep. “We followed this route last year, and it was well received. It also puts more shots in the daytime in Cherryville where more citizens have a chance to see what is going on. It is often difficult to see at night when the smoke from the guns limits the view in the darkness.” Gary noted there are a few new shots added this year. “We will be shooting for the Kurt Thornburg family on Hwy. 274, south of town, and the Rev. Keith Huss family on Sellerstown Road. The Brian Kelly family on Hwy. 27 in Vale moved from the Lincoln County pre-shoot route to the New Years route this year as well. We had a few shoots come off the route last year, but we always have new ones wanting to be added, and we like to keep the number of shots to around 55,” he said. In addition to himself as the group’s Vice President, Gary said the other officers for the group this year are Dennis Devine (President), Mark Moss (Secretary), and Will McSwain (Treasurer). Megan Dellinger is the Administrative Assistant, and Scott Harrill is the safety officer and shot coordinator. “Our board members are Bud Mellon, Ryan Pence, Josh Mellon, Charlie Canipe, Jason Wilson, Zeb Mellon, Kevin McSwain, Daniel Hendrick, Colton Brittain, Glenn Wilson, and Barry Sisk,” he said.

The end of December 2020, start of January 2021 weather was rainy and misty as the musket smoke of many Traditional New Year’s Shooters’ members black powder guns added to the mystique of the New Year’s Day 2021 shot.

Through a smoke-filled parking lot at Tri-County Grill in Vale last week, several Cherryville Traditional New Year Shooters members participated in their annual pre-New Year’s practice shooting run. Seen in the foreground of this photo, Avery Cook finishes his shot. (photos by Jan B. Sailors Photos)

The Cherryville New Year’s Shooters complete their successful practice shots.

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TODAY’S QUOTE: I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition. – Martha Washington


A few thoughts on a few things on my mind… tunates Sometimes it’s who just hard to sit happen down and write a to find column. their I mean, I names used to write and one almost every doings week back in the in the day when I first “Daily started working Misforin journalism; tune”, first as a college as he student in the late used to 70s and early to By Michael Powell call the mid-80s, then later as I got a job paper for which as a professional journalist. I had a lot to say we worked. I wish he were alive then, or thought I did anytoday so I could call him way, so I would sit down up and ask him what he and crank out my column, thought about our supply in addition to the four to chain issues, as the mainfive articles and features I stream media like to call would be assigned by my then-editor, who I will call them. Don was a veteran of the Second World War “Don”. and he knew better than “Don” was your basic most what totalitarianism old-school guy and litlooked like up close and erally had ink coursing through his veins, as the personal as he had once done post-war duty in Gerold saying goes. He was many and had seen and probably one of the smartheard the tales of the old est guys I have ever had Soviet Union’s trouble in the pleasure to know, and certainly a great teacher of getting food, supplies, and basic essentials to their the craft and art of saying the right thing about things “beloved citizens”. Every day he told me to always that often can and do go thank God in heaven I wrong in life for the unfor-

lived in the United States and not in Soviet Russia or some, as he termed it, “God-forsaken communist or socialist” country. I wonder what he would think today about the America he fought for, were he alive to see it. Like my late grandfathers and grandmothers, my late father and mother, they wouldn’t recognize their beloved Democratic Party today, being ‘gobsmacked’ by what they saw happening to this great land and its people. Granted, it’s not just the Democrats either. There are some Republicans that are equally as guilty of demeaning this great democratic republic and setting its accomplishments back by scores of years. Seeing and hearing what all is happening around me, around us, around America, it makes me mildly nauseated, really. Perhaps we should all try to make our New Year’s resolutions this year to be one’s that are less about ourselves and more about our helping others and this great country be

Cargo ships – America’s old jobs floating at sea Cargo ships waiting to unload at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach Glenn Mollette California Guest Editorial could keep some of America’s store shelves bare for a while. These two ports handle the bulk of cargo coming from China. Cargo keeps coming from China, making the congestion craziness only worse. The dozens of ships floating in the Pacific are carrying products that used to be some of America’s good paying jobs. About 90 percent of non-bulk cargo worldwide is transported by container. Modern container ships carry over 21,000 TEUs and rival crude oil tankers as the largest commercial vessels on the ocean. A TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) is a measure of volume in units of twenty-foot-long containers. If you have ever seen any of these cargo ships come into the port at Savannah, Georgia, or these California ports then you know its mind-blowing the amount of cargo stacked and transported across the ocean. The weight of the cargo is estimated between 15,000 to 18,000 tons on most of the ships. General cargo vessels

carry packaged items like chemicals, foods, furniture, machinery, motor vehicles, shoes, clothing and more. Dry bulk carriers carry coal, grain, ore and other similar products. Reefer ships are refrigerated ships which specifically carry perishable commodities such as fruits, vegetables, meats and dairy products. Roll-on ships are designed to carry wheeled cargo, such as cars, trucks, semi-trailer trucks, trailers, and railroad cars, that are driven on and off the ship on their own wheels. China’s exports to the United States were $452.58 billion during 2020, according to the United Nations COMTRADE database on international trade. The top goods exported from China to the U.S. and their total values for 2018 were electrical machinery ($152 billion), machinery ($117 billion), furniture and bedding ($35 billion), toys and sports equipment ($27 billion), and plastics ($19 billion). Japan’s exports to the United States were $118.79 billion during 2020, according to the United Nations COMTRADE database on international trade. These products are vehicles, machinery, electronics, optical and medical, aircraft, pharmaceuticals, plastics, rubbers, toys,

games and sports equipment. United States imports from Germany were $117.39 billion during 2020, according to the United Nations COMTRADE database on international trade. We import most of the same products from Germany as we do Japan including $78 billion dollars in mineral fuels including oil. We continue to hear about all the job openings in the United States. Amazon needs employees, Federal Express, UPS and all the trucking companies are begging for workers. I’ve seen several big banners on trucks begging for drivers at a starting salary of $2,500 a week. Walmart advertises all the time for truckers with a beginning salary of $84,000 a year. There is obviously a lot of work in delivering goods from the shipping ports of America. The shipping ports all have products made in China, Japan, Germany, and other places waiting at them to be delivered. We have – and are – pumping these countries up with billions and billions of dollars. We hear a lot about infrastructure. We need good roads and bridges, Internet, new pipelines throughout America to carry our water supply and American-made chips for our cars, computers and phones and

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better, do better, and just work better. It seems it all starts with me; with you; with US! A “quickening agent of change” I guess every year here in Cherryville we all get to get a glimpse – and hear the sound – of what I call a “quickening agent of change”, and that is the chants from, and musket fire of, our Cherryville New Year’s Shooters. There’s a tradition that, whatever you may think or feel personally about it and the groups who par-

take in the yearly activities thereof, of which one thing IS certain – they DO love tradition and go to great lengths to keep it alive. You don’t see them out, in this day and age, trying to tear down statues of America’s historical or religious leaders or disrespecting any particular group or culture, at least so far as I have seen. They have come into the modern century and admit folks into their ranks who want to come out and shoot in the New Year, helping to bring in good fortune for

all in our little community. Then they go back to their schools, jobs and work and try, like all of us, to survive all the mess and COVID worries and the like, hoping and praying that maybe their attempt at keeping some traditions alive isn’t such a bad thing after all. I have to say, I believe they are on to something! Happy New Year y’all and may your resolutions all be good ones!

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The New Year – once again – is upon us! iting from a Here we are once again nearby city saying goodbye years ago to the old and who were hello to the more than new. It seems a little nerso strange to vous driving me to actually through town. realize that We all had a we are about good laugh By Anne S. Haynes to enter the about it when year of 2022. they reached our house I certainly remember and heard the explanaall of the excitement tion. as well as nervousness Another big part of when we entered this a new year is making new century and left the those resolutions. I wrote 1900’s behind. It was as a children’s book years if some kind of new day ago about resolutions, was about to appear and and I enjoyed looking at interrupt our lives, but for it from a lighter point of the most part it seemed to view. But I do believe it change smoothly and life is good to strive for immoved with it. And now provements in our lives we’re in the 2020’s! and maybe even at times, There are many things other than once a year. associated with the beAfter all, the promises to ginning of a new year. make more money, make Right here in Cherryville new friends, lose or gain the New Year Shooters weight, and be a better ring in the year with their person do require a lot speech and their guns. I of effort and thought no had some relatives vismatter the occasion.

Many cultures have different traditions involving the first day of the new year. I know my mom always cooked collard greens and blackeyed peas for dinner on that date. The greens represented lots of dollars in the new year and the peas represented coins. As kids my brothers and I ate some of these foods simply because of the holiday even though they were not our favorite things to eat. I know that other families and cultures have their own ways of celebrating the beginning of a new year. I certainly think families and cultures and countries are entitled to their own beliefs and ways to celebrate any occasion or event. It’s one of the things that makes such holidays as New Year’s Day so great! Happy 2022 to all of my faithful readers!

more. We also must start making all the products just mentioned in America. Our President and Congress must give companies every opportunity in reasonable tax breaks and incentives

own a car and save for retirement. Until this happens Americans will only see increasing financial hardships and more jobs floating away.

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to compete with foreign countries. If we can bring manufacturing back to the United States then we will return to real jobs in this country that pay enough money for people to raise a family,

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Why do we, as Christians, do what we do? fering? Why do we As we support missionaries move into and help those that the new are in need? Why do year and we share the Gospel reflect on of Christ with those the last around us that are year, many hurting and unsure questions which way to turn come to our minds REV. DALE HENDRICKS in their lives? Why Pastor – Shady Grove do we read the Bible about our Baptist Church and follow the teachChristian Cherryville ings found in it? walk. Why While churches do we, as Christians, do the things we are closing at the fastest rate in history and far more do? Why do we attend churches are closing each church faithfully and as year than new churches are often as possible in person? starting, why do we conWhy do we give of our in- tinue? I believe the answer is come to the church in the form of a tithe or love of- L-O-V-E. We, as Chris-

tians, do what we do because of the love that has been shared with us. Think about it... In the past two years, it has become convenient to just watch a church service from home or not at all. However, when we look at the church service with this view, we miss out on the love that is shared with other Christians that have also gathered to worship. The bible tells us that it was Jesus who taught us not to forsake the assembling of ourselves together with other Christians. Inflation is on the rise. Every time we head to the grocery store or the gas sta-

tion, we feel the financial pain. What if we decided we just didn’t want to give to the church anymore or maybe just not as much? Again, it was Jesus Who said it is better to give than to receive. We also find the principal in the Bible that we cannot outgive God. It seems like in the days we live, there are just not many people that want to hear the gospel. This may seem true, but what if that were the attitude of the person that shared the truth of the Gospel with you? Where would you be without the promise of eternal life that is found in having a relationship with Jesus Christ?

And it is true, churches are closing at record numbers. Therefore, it is even more important for us to attend faithfully, support financially, and share the Gospel as often as we can so that this old world can find the hope that is only found in Jesus Christ! Jesus stepped out of the splendor of Heaven to be born of a virgin in a lowly manger, to live a sinless life, and to give His life on the cross of Calvary to pay the sin debt of you and me. Jesus did this so that we might be forgiven of our sins and claim Heaven as our eternal home. None of this would have

ever been possible if God had not loved us so much that He gave us His Son, who gave His life, that we might live. The Bible states in John 15:13, “Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.” Jesus loved us so much that He gave His life for us. I choose to live for Jesus, to follow the teaching of the Bible, and to share the Gospel with others because of the Love Jesus has shown to me. That is why we Christians do what we do!

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First Baptist Church 301 East 1st Street, Cherryville, NC Anthony Grove Baptist Church 100 Anthony Grove Road Crouse, NC 704-435-6001 Bess Chapel United Methodist Church 6073 Flay Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-7969 Bethlehem United Methodist Church 6753 NC 182 Highway Cherryville, NC 704-435-1608 Blessed Hope Baptist Church 3357 Fallston-Waco Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-8530 Body of Christ Fellowship Center 405 S. Cherokee Street Cherryville, NC Calvary Way Holiness Church 1017 Second Street Cherryville, NC Pastor Clifton Morgan Cherryville Church of God 810 East Main Street Cherryville, NC 704-435-2275 Cherryville Missionary Methodist Church 318 W. Ballard Street Cherryville, NC 704-435-6934 Emmanuel Baptist Church 1155 Marys Grove Church Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-5764 • Working Moms • Homeschool Moms • College Praying Moms • Moms of Career Age Young Adults • Military Families • Moms Praying For Prodigals • Special Needs Praying Moms • Church Based Groups • Language Based Groups • Prison Based Groups

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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(4th and Final Part of the Christmas Carols Series) During the Christmas season, we get terribly busy shopping for family and friends. Let us not forget that some of the best gifts in life - money cannot buy! The gifts of unconditional love, forgiveness, and quality time are invaluable. Not only can we give these to those we care about but many DANYALE PATTERSON people all around us are needing someone to demonstrate the love of Christ with them through good works. This brings pleasure to our Heavenly Father, the King of the universe. Hebrews 13:16 (NLT) states, “And don’t forget to do good and to share with those in need. These are the sacrifices that please God.” The Christmas Carol “Little Drummer Boy’’ demonstrates this well. In the song, the little boy felt inadequate to give a valuable gift to the king, because he was poor. Then, he realized that he had a musical talent. He played his little drum and received a big smile of appreciation from the “newborn king”. This present came from his heart and was more precious than any material item he could have given. As you read the following lyrics, think of ways you can offer meaningful gifts that will touch someone’s life. In fact, the memory of how you shared your time and love will last long after Christmas is over. Come they told me Pa rum pum pum pum A newborn King to see Pa rum pum pum pum Our finest gifts we bring Pa rum pum pum pum To lay before the king Pa rum pum pum pum, Rum pum pum pum, Rum pum pum pum So to honor Him Pa rum pum pum pum When we come Pum pum pum pum… Little baby Pa rum pum pum pum I am a poor boy too Pa rum pum pum pum I have no gift to bring Pa rum pum pum pum That’s fit to give our King Pa rum pum pum pum, Rum pum pum pum, Rum pum pum pum Shall I play for you Pa rum pum pum pum Pa rum pum pum Pum pum pum pum Mary nodded Pa rum pum pum pum The ox and lamb kept time Pa rum pum pum pum I played my drum for him Pa rum pum pum pum I played my best for him Pa rum pum pum pum, Rum pum pum pum, Rum pum pum pum Then he smiled at me Pa rum pum pum pum Me and my drum… PRAY THIS PRAYER: “Dear God, I praise you as the Ultimate Giver of all that is good. You did not spare your own Son but gave him up for us all -- you graciously give many wonderful things. During this Christmas season and thereafter, guide my steps and use me to be a blessing to my family, friends, and even strangers, so that I may bring glory to your name. Remind me to enjoy the little things in life because one day I`ll look back and realize they were the best gifts. In Jesus’ name I pray - Amen.”

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Henry Gil – Best Offensive Player (soccer) and SPC 1A/2A All-Conference player (soccer)

CHS Fall Sports Awards Ceremony

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Kelly Diaz – Most Valuable Player (tennis)


Here are 10 of the many student athletes who won awards at the Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021 CHS Ironmen Fall Sport’s Awards Ceremony with their awards. Not all winners were present to get their awards and some who were did not stay to have their photos made. All told there were 21 awards listed for the six CHS sports covered at this ceremony. (More awards winners/info to come in next week’s Eagle). See more photos on page 10 one of the fastest-growing crimes in the United States, with North Carolina among the most affected states.” Gov. Roy Cooper signed the budget into law Nov. 18. Lawmakers approved the budget bill with votes of 10410 in the state House and 41-7 in the state Senate.

Kadin Beaver – Golden Helmet Award (football)and SPC 1A/2A All-Conference player (football)


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Ironmen men’s varsity squad drop two in last week’s court action CHS teams lose to visiting Golden Lions; Bulldogs at Nixon Gym by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

The Ironmen hoops teams were paid a pre-Christmas visit by a couple of teams new to CHS’ division who wound up playing spoiler to their Christmas hopes of going into the holidays with a couple more wins under their belts. Alas! Such was not to be. On Friday, Dec. 17, the highly-anticipated meeting between the Ironmen and the Shelby Golden Lions took place on the Bud Black Court at Nixon and, after the JV squad starting things off, the Lady Ironmen took the court and battled the Lady Golden Lions. The Lady Golden Lions took the win, 65-15, over the CHS ladies. High scorer for the Lady Ironmen was Gabbie McCorkle, with 11 points. Terayha Bess score 3 points and Evionna McDowell scored a point. The boys game followed and the Ironmen came out with great intentions but had a tough time getting shots to fall in. The Golden Lions kept up the pressure on the CHS men, who still played them a fast game. In the end, the Shelby men were just too big and had the basket zoned into their bomb sights as their big men got rebounds and sank shots, earning them a 95-73 win over the CHS men. In double digits for the Ironmen were Landon Hahn with 31 points, and Carson Kelly with 28 points. Numerius Good had 9 points and seniors Gavin Cease and

CHS Ironmen player Numerius Good goes up for the hook shot in the Dec. 17 matchup between CHS and Burns. Cooper Sloan had 2 points apiece. Collin Huss score a point on a second quarter foul shot. In the Monday, Dec. 20 home game against Burns, the Lady Ironmen were up against a tall, determined group of Lady Bulldogs, who made getting to the basket juts as tough as getting any shots once you got there. In the end, the CHS ladies lost to the Lady Bulldogs by a score of 53-14. High scorer for the Lady Ironmen was Krista Davis with 5 points. Terayha Bess, Gabbie McCorkle and Alexsandra Colvin each had 3 points apiece. The Ironmen varsity men lost to the visiting Burns Bulldogs by a score of 72-70 in a hotly contested slugfest that went down to the wire. The CHS men led at the half, 33-26, but were unable to stay the course or widen that lead in the second half. A determined Burns club paced them, then caught up to and passed the CHS squad, in spite of stellar play by the Ironmen. High scorers for the Iron-

men were Numerius Good (25 points); Carson Kelly (17 points); and Landon Hahn (11 points). Seniors Gavin Cease and Jack Mulvey had 8 points and 6 points respectively. Khanye Kennedy had 2 points and Carter Spangler scored a point. The Ironmen varsity teams played in the Dec. 27 and 28 Bud Black/Dennis Tate Holiday Classic, held at Nixon Gym. Teams that played in the HC were, in addition to the Lady Ironmen and the Ironmen, the Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy Gryphons; the Piedmont Charter Patriots; the South Point Red Raiders; and the Pinnacle Classical Academy Eagles. When the CHS teams come back from the holiday break, they will have played at home on Tuesday Jan. 4, the Warriors of East Gaston High School, then will be away at Bessemer City HS to take on the Yellow Jackets on Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. (Additional information and stats by Susan L. Powell)

CHS player Krista Davis (#23) puts up a free throw against the Lady Bulldogs of Burns in the Dec. 17 game at Nixon Gym. (photos by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

Lady Ironmen senior player Terayha Bess takes a foul shot at the Dec. 17 game against Burns.

CHS’ Carson Kelly goes up for the layup against the Burns defender.


Senior Ironman player Jack Mulvey passes to a teammate in the game against Burns on Dec. 17, at Nixon Gym.







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Ironman Landon Hahn shoots two free throws against the visiting Burns Bulldogs.

Lady Ironman Gabbie McCorkle takes the ball down the court against the Burns Lady Bulldogs.

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EMPLOYMENT HELP WANTED Part-time experience painter. May lead to full time. Must have transportation and be drug free. Call Jimmy-704-692-8001.

GOLDEN DOMERS TOY AND HOBBY. visit our NEW LOCATION .....Model Cars, Die-cast Cars & Trucks, Tractors, Hot Wheels, Construction Toys, Sports Memorabilia, Autographed Items, Hard to Find Items! See Mike & Brandon Willis. We’re located at 104 Oliver Ave. (behind El Acapulco Mexican Restaurant in Boiling Springs) , Shelby 704-297-0102 or 704-2970103

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

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES 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


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@clevelandcountyschools. org. In the email, include playing/coaching experience and contact information. A background check will be required for this position.

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

JIM’S PAINTING SERVICES. Exterior painting only. Free estimates. You will be pleased with our work. We have references. 828-2879272. 828-429-7511. (828) 429-7511 24 HOUR MOBILE MECHANIC. I will come to you to repair any car, lawnmower or tractor. Honest & reliable. (704) 300-2332 HANDYMAN. All rental and residential services. No job too small. Call Wray at 704674-0494 SHIPMAN’S MASONRY48 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Brick, Block & Stone, Outside Fireplaces, Foundations, Underpinnings. “Free Estimates”. 1st Quality Work! (863) 532-1587 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.

EMPLOYMENT SIT WITH ELDERLY Parttime. Experience. Reasonable rates. 704-482-0093. A&R CONSTRUCTION & MASONRY is now hiring laborers. Please call Roberto Garcia. (704) 967-5848 NOW HIRING AT ESTABLISHED RESTAURANT. Wait Staff, Cook/Grill Staff, Pizza Preppers. Call (704) 470-0559 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

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@clevelandcountyschools. org. In the email, include playing/coaching experience and contact information. A background check will be required for this position. 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

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

ANTIQUES 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 MATTRESSES, WASHING MACHINE AND MORE! Mattress Sets gently used in spare bedrooms; no stains, lumps, or damages! (1) F $100; (2) - Q - $150 & $250; Adjustable Bed frame - raises/lowers head - new; $250; (1) Washing Machine - clean and gently used - $150, saddlebags for motorcycle - leather $75; medical knee scooters - new; $75 & $100. Must arrange appt. to see and purchase due to being in home. Available Thurs 12/30 until sold. (770) 6018618 lauracarswell2016@ OAK DINING TABLE, 6 CHAIRS. Quality oak with tile inlay, 6 matching chairs, excellent condition (315) 3805259 HORSE HAY FOR SALE. Square bales $6, round bales $40. (704) 692-6325 REFRIGERATORS, STOVES, WASHERS, DRYERS. Discount Prices. 1205 Earl Road, Shelby NC. (704) 487-4443 TWO CEMETERY LOTS. At Cleveland Memorial Cemetery in Boiling Springs. $1,000 each. 828-289-3601. FIREWOOD FOR SALE. Full size truck $120, short bed $80, 9’ dump truck $250. Seasoned wood & fire pit wood. Delivery available. (828) 4612379 DON’T WAIT, MOVING SALE. Equipter For Roofing, 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 704-4770516. 55 GALLON FISH TANK, COMPLETE. Brand new Total Gym and brand new green tool box with some tools. (704) 772-6585 EZ GROUT MUD HOG MIXER. Grout Concrete Mortar Mixers. This mixer is less than 1 year old with very light duty. The mixer is over $11,000 new. (865) 296-2787


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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

19.5 FT TRAILER, CUSTOM BUILT. Dual axle with winch ‘69 VW, 60’s VW - Dune body. All 3 $2995.. (704) 533-1269 FESCUE HAY FOR SALE. $4.50 per bale. Call 704-5384110. If no answer leave message. CHRISTMAS SALE OF NEW PRODUCTS. 1. Back supports — Gator face mask — Toboggans — Scarfs 2. Compression sleeves for arms, legs and wrist for those who suffer pain in these areas of the body. 3. Our specialty division manufacture and supply Antimicrobial Sneeze sleeves and Handkerchiefs that help to stop the spreading of germs that one would find in flu and common cold. ( Purchase ) 4. We are located at 143 Rollingbrook road — Kings Mountain, NC Sales office open from 9:30 a.m until 4:30 pm Friday and Saturday DEER CORN, 60 POUND BAG. $9. Callahan Farms. Cletus: 704-300-5341; Steve: 704-472-8865; Todd: 704692-1627 HEIL QUAKER CORPORATION OIL Furnace. 85,000 BTU. Good condition. $400.00 or best offer. 828-248-8060. 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. ENCLOSED TRAILERS IN STOCK! 6’x10’, 6’x12’, 7’x12’ and 7’x16’ contact J. Johnson Sales, Inc., Forest City. (828) 245-5895

16’X40’ OR TWO STORY BUILDINGS BUILT ON SITE. 1 DAY INSTALL. J. Johnson Sales INC. 828-245-5895. FLAG POLES, FLAGS IN STOCK. Pickup or we deliver and install available. J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City. Call 828-245-5895.

BELT & DISC SANDER ON METAL STAND. $60; Yamaha keyboard on stand, $50; 3/4 leather coat, zip-out liner, $40. 704-482-2912

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UTILITY TRAILER 6.5’ X 8’. single axle in good condition $1000; Also enclosed goat & calf trailer $500. (704) 6858565

COUCH, 2 TABLES, 2 LAMPS $500. Grey Super Comfy Couch is less than a year old, two light colored wood end tables, two lamps. (828) 315-0935

RECLINER LIFT CHAIR $500. Navy blue. 1 yr old oversized lift recliner. Raises to standing position. velvety soft fabric. (828) 315-0935

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WE NEED YOUR PALLETS. Contact Custom Pallets of the Carolinas. We also need people experienced in pallet repair. Call Amanda at (828) 748-7844 NEED TO SELL YOUR HOUSE? I PURCHASE UNWANTED RENTAL PROPERTY AND/OR STARTER HOMES. MUST BE PRICED TO SELL! “QUICK CLOSINGS”! Call 704-472-0006. WE BUY JUNK VEHICLES. WE BUY JUNK CARS, TRUCKS AND VANS ANY CONDITION MUST HAVE PROOF OF OWNERSHIP AND ID (704) 487-5244 CRESTMIDDLE@AOL.COM 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

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

TWO SEVEN YEAR OLD YORKIES. 1 male, 1 female, selling as pair. Need fenced yard or house-kept. All shots. $1200. 828-200-7441. REGISTERED ENGLISH SETTER PUPPIES. Ready by Jan. 14th. Will come with first shots, dewormed and micro chipped. Parents are accomplished hunters! Taking Deposits - $600 each. (704) 477-3339 FOUR GREAT LAYING HENS. hand raised, two Golden Comets, two Sapphire Gems, 7 months old, $10 each. 828-785-3265 USE SEAL N HEAL® on dogs & cats to seal wounds with a bitter taste to prevent gnawing, allow healing. At Tractor Supply® ( FREE TO GOOD HOME. Two kittens 6 month old male & 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. ADULT QUAIL $5 EACH. Quail Chicks $1.50 ea. Quail eggs $3 per doz, 50% hatch rate guaranteed. (704) 4769943

CASH FOR YOUR CAR running or not, title or no title. Call Charles Dellinger at Red Road Towing. 704692-6767, (704) 487-0228 WANT TO BUY CARS, TRUCKS. Trailers, Tractors, Farm Equipment. Must have ID and proof of ownership. Callahan’s Towing. (704) 692-1006 DANNY’S AUTOWERKS. Buying used or junk cars. Competitive prices. Call Danny 828-289-3081 or Jimmy 828-289-1175. WANTED: OLD AND NEW AMMO. Reloading supplies. Call 828-245-6756 or cell # 828-289-1488.

PETS & LIVESTOCK GUINEAS FOR SALE LAWNDALE AREA. Downsizing guinea flock. 2 months old, 1 year old and 2 years old. $10, $15, $20. We have pearl, pied and sky blue. Serious inquiries message for more info. (704) 477-8564

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) 365-9703 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. 828-391-0919. 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. 828-2455895.



CARPORTS, GARAGES, BUILDINGS, RV, BOAT COVERS IN STOCK. Areas largest on site display. Best selection, quality price. J. Johnson Sales, Inc. 2690 Hwy. 221S., Forest City. 828-245-5895. HAVE A STORAGE BUILDING NOT USING, OUTGROWN IT? Sell it, trade in for new bigger one. We take trades, we buy used buildings. Must be factory built, able to move. J. Johnson Sales INC. 828-245-5895.

BUFF ORPINGTONS AND RHODE ISLAND REDS. Three ages, $1-$3. Also Liberty 18 gun safe, $425. 704487-9764

2013 HONDA ACCORD SDN. White, Automatic, 84,000 miles, Excellent Condition, Under Warranty, Service Records Available. $12000. Call (704) 600-5491 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 2003 FORD RANGER XLT. One owner, excellent condition, always garaged, new tires and tune up, $10,000. (704) 8138596

CKC GERMAN SHEPHERD MALE PUPPIES. These two adorable boys are looking for their forever families. Born October 8th, they are vet checked, dewormed, and vaccinated. Asking $600 each. Please call for more details. (704) 734-7088 FLEMISH GIANT RABBITS FOR SALE Flemish Giant baby rabbits for sale. They are great with kids! We have a variety of colors and located in Kings Mountain, NC. (704) 7348392

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


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

REAL ESTATE 1976 FORD F100 XLT. Shortbed, automatic, PS, PB, AC. New inside/out, Candy Apple Red paint. New custom red interior, new chrome, 3 pages of upgrades, highly refurbished. Like new. In family almost 30 years. 4 years of work, over $42K invested. Asking $32,900. (704) 5331269









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

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

FOR RENT MOBILE HOMES & APARTMENTS. In Kings Mountain. Price starting at $100 per week. Call (704) 7394417

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

2&3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Nice and clean, water furnished. Oak Grove Community, Kings Mtn. Call or text, 704-739-0259.

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

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


3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH, on secluded 1 acre lot. No pets. First, last, security. 55 & older. Background check. Shiloh area. 828-429-9831.

LIONS SENIOR VILLAGE has 1 bedroom HUD subsidized apartments for low income seniors. Taking applications. Age 62 or older. Equal Housing Opportunity. 211 North Morgan Street, (704) 482-7723


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CHS quarterback Kadin Beaver (#7) calls his own number and sprints though a brief opening in the wall of yellow and green at the last game of the season between the Ironmen and the Yellow Jackets of BCHS. (Eagle/CF Media file photos by MEP, Susan L. Powell, or provided)

OAKLAND ROAD 2BR APARTMENT. Like new. Appliances, sewer, water, garbage included. $595. Small efficiency all utilities included. $450 plus deposit/references. 828-248-1776. 2 & 3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Small private park between Spindale and Forest City. Starting at $500 per month. 828-382-0475.

The 2021 CHS Ironmen baseball team are, kneeling, left to right: Brayden Reynolds, Kanon Willis, Collin Robinson, and Numerius Good. Standing, left to right, are: Eli Newsome, Landon Hahn, Quinlan Sanford, Logan Hendrick, Ben Huffstetler, Trip Creason, Dalton Pence, Ty Heavner, Christian Hahn, Chase Miller, Tobias Miller, Will Fowler, and Will Heavner. Not pictured are head coach Scott Heavner; assistant coaches Seth Freeman, Brian Kiser, Michael Whitesides, and AJ Hayes; and manager, Seth Kaler.

Janet Fisher, the widow of Terry “Fish” Fisher, after unveiling the new plaque affixed to the Cherryville ABC Store façade, with the building’s new name, “Terry R. Fisher Memorial ABC Board Building”.


The CHS Class of 2021 graduates fling their mortarboards skyward showing they are now graduates!

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• Ironmen baseball squad now 4-0 overall as season progresses. • Three firefighters receive pins at April swearing in/pinning ceremony. Firefighters are Kurt Black, Trent Rayfield, and Jacob Richardson. • City names ABC Store in memory of Terry R. Fisher. Cherryville icon ardent proponent in getting ABC store built. JUNE • Chamber Executive Director and Cherryville Farmer’s Market Manager Mary Beth Tackett says Cherryville Farmer’s Market (CFM) is set to start up on June 3. • Cherryville Main Street hosts Cherryville Police Department Mini Park ‘Meet & Greet’ as community gets a chance to talk with and thank those men and women who daily serve and protect them. • CHS graduates 120 in Friday, May 28, Rudisill Stadium ceremony. Chase Dylan McNeill, is the CHS Class of 2021 Valedictorian and Noah Richard Abernethy is the CHS Class of 2021 Salutatorian. • Cherryville school principal transfers bring new faces, changes to CHS, and Cherryville Elementary as Kevin Doran, CHS Principal for a num-

ber of years, moves to Cramerton Middle School, while Cherryville Elementary Principal Shawn Hubers moves to CHS and Mrs. Audrey Hovis takes the helm at Cherryville Elementary. • Ironmen baseball team wrap up regular 2021 season 13-1 overall; 11-1 in the Southern Piedmont 1A Conference. • New CaroMont Health office building coming to Cherryville. Relocation of CaroMont Family Medicine will also add Urgent Care. Work to start in summer 2021. • Cherryville’s Jerry “Fatty” Hudson inducted into the NC American Legion Hall of Fame at Friday, June 11, induction held in Raleigh at the State American Legion Convention. • Ironmen end pandemic-shortened 2021 season 14-2. Lose 9-2 to East Surrey Cardinals in second round of 1A playoffs. • As Post 100’s season gets underway, Coach Bob Reynolds’ men are currently 8-4 overall and 7-3 in Area IV standings. (Part Two of our twopart ‘Looking Back’ at 2021 series will be in our Wednesday, Jan. 5 Eagle issue.)

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Two CHS volleyball players receive further honors Cherryville volleyball Leigh Kiser recently announced that senior Tereyha Bess and junior Rileigh Kiser had been named to the North Carolina Volleyball Coaches Association (NCVBCA) All-Region 6 and All-State team. Kiser said that this was Bess’ first time being selected to either the NCVBCA All-Region and All-State team, and

that it was Rileigh’s third All-Region recognition and second All-State award. Additionally, she said Highland Tech’s Ashylnn Stephens was named 1A player of the year. She is proud of her players being recognized and said individual recognition doesn’t come without the hard work and success of the whole team.

2021-22 CNYSI meetings and events The Cherryville New 2022. It will continue on as

Landrie Wofford – Most Valuable Runner (women’s cross-country)

Nate Bookout – Most Valuable Player (soccer) and SPC 1A/2A All-Conference (soccer)

Rileigh Kiser – Most Valuable Player (varsity volleyball), All-Region and All-Conference (varsity volleyball)

Skye Reed – Best Server (varsity volleyball) (photos by MEP/The Eagle/ CF Media)

Years. Inc. group noted that 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 Friday, Dec. 31, 2021 at 12 midnight and going into Saturday morning, Jan. 1, 2022 at 1 a.m., their annual shoot will start at Black’s Grill, heralding New Year’s

they go around Cherryville and the surrounding area until they finish their shoot at Rudisill Stadium that night starting around 6 p.m. Then, 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.

A few of the merry Christmas scenes found throughout the facilities of Cherryville’s Somerset Court as family and friends all came by on Thursday, Dec. 16, for Somerset’s Tour of Cheer holiday event. (photos provided)

SOMERSET From Page 1 with two other area assisted living communities, held a Tour of Cheer this week with an impressive display of more than 30 uniquely-decorated Christmas trees for visitors to view. Country Time Inn, an assisted living community in Kings Mountain, proudly displayed more than 20 trees in a similar event on Wednesday, and Wellington House, in Gastonia, featured an array of holiday wreaths as well as a live nativity scene on Friday. “We wanted to come together with other assisted living communities in the area and hold these holiday events for everyone to be

able to enjoy,” said Jodie Lankford, Admissions Director for the community. “These events brought smiles to our residents, their families, our local partners, and other guests who were able to come in and visit with us.” The trees, which sparkled from every corner and every nook of the community, were donated and decorated by a myriad of local organizations and businesses, as well as the residents themselves. A white snowman tree glistened in the activities room, a purple and silver Alzheimer’s awareness tree stood tall at the end of a resident wing, and a Grinch-inspired tree sparkled in the dining room. Many residents

displayed their own trees in their rooms, along with holiday artwork throughout the building. Guests were able to purchase raffle tickets for the chance to win one of the decorated trees, with proceeds going toward the community’s activities department. “It really is impressive to have all of these trees everywhere,” said Rita Beam, a resident of the community as she worked on Christmas door-hangers for her fellow residents. “They have really done a lot.” Santa himself made a special appearance at the event, hearing Christmas wishes from all ages. Beam sat with Santa herself, but told him she didn’t need

anything for Christmas this year. “I’ve got everything I need right here,” she said. Residents and staff mingled with guests throughout the evening, enjoying cookies, holiday treats, and a hot cocoa bar. Many donned festive Christmas sweaters, jingle bells, and even Christmas tree headbands as they toured the community. “I just love to see all these people here smiling,” Lankford said. “This is really what the Christmas spirit is about.” For more information about Somerset Court of Cherryville, visit


Deciphering Senior Housing Options Dear Savvy Senior, Can you decipher the different types of housing options available to seniors, and recommend some good resources for locating them? I need to find a place for my elderly mother and could use some help. Overwhelmed Daughter Dear Overwhelmed, There’s a wide array of housing options available to seniors, but what’s appropriate for your mom will depend on her needs and financial situation. Here’s a rundown of the different levels of senior housing and some resources to help you choose one. Independent living: If your mom is in relatively good health and self-sufficient, “independent living communities” are a top option that can offer a sense of community. Typically available to people over age 55, this type of senior housing is usually apartments or town homes that are fully functional. In addition, many communities also offer amenities such as meals served in a common dining area, housekeeping, transportation and a variety of social activities. To locate this type of housing, contact your Area Agency on Aging (call 800-

677-1116 to get your local number), or use an online search tool like Caring. com. Most of these communities are private pay only and can vary greatly in cost ranging anywhere from $1,500 to $6,000 per month. Assisted living: If your mom needs some help with daily living chores, she’ll probably need an “assisted living facility.” These facilities provide help with the activities of daily living – like bathing, dressing, eating, going to the bathroom – as needed, as well as meals, housekeeping, transportation, social activities and medication management. Many facilities also offer special “memory care units” for residents with dementia. Costs for assisted living usually run between $3,000 and $6,000 per month depending on location and services needed. Most residents pay for assisted living from personal funds, while some have long-term care insurance policies. And many state Medicaid programs today also cover some assisted living costs for financially eligible residents. Another similar, but less expensive option to look into is “board and care homes.” These offer many of the same services

as assisted living facilities but in a much smaller home setting. Your Area Aging Agency is again a good resource for finding assisted living facilities and board care homes, as is Caring. com. Nursing homes: If your mom needs ongoing medical and personal care or has very limited mobility, a nursing home, which provides 24-hour skilled nursing care is the next option. To find a good one, use Medicare’s nursing home compare tool at This tool will not only help you locate nursing homes in your area, it also provides a 5-star rating system on recent health inspections, staffing, quality of care, and overall rating. But be aware that nursing home care is very expensive, costing anywhere between $4,500 and $13,000 per month for a semi-private room depending on where you live. Most residents pay from either personal funds, a long-term care insurance policy or through Medicaid after their savings are depleted. Continuing-care retirement communities (CCRC’s): If your mom has the fi-

nancial resources, a “CCRC” is another option that provides all levels of housing (independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing home care) in one convenient location. But these communities typically require a hefty entrance fee that can range from $20,000 to $500,000 or more, plus ongoing monthly service fees that vary from around $2,000 to over $4,000. To search for CCRC’s visit Need Help? If you’re not sure what your mom needs, consider hiring an aging life care expert ( who can assess your mom and find her appropriate housing for a fee – usually between $300 and $800. Or you can use a senior care advising service like A Place for Mom ( for free. They get paid from the senior living facilities in their network. 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.