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Cherryville gets a few inches of snow from Winter Storm Izzy Second blast of Arctic air brings little snow; more winter mix our way by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

Winter Storm Izzy had a big surprise for western North Carolina and Cherryville last weekend. The snowy, sleety beast roared in and dumped a great deal of the white, fluffy stuff ion our area, followed by the dreaded sleet, icy rain and more ice and more snow, piling it on in heaps and generally causing sloppy mayhem across the region. As if that wasn’t bad enough, more of the cold wet stuff was forecast for the coming weekend as well, though according to weather pundits, that affected folks farther east in our state. Cherryville and its surrounding area got minor snow and more of the wintry mix from the second wintry onslaught. City Manager Brian Dalton, who helped man the city’s EOC (Emergency Operations Center) said, he wanted to “personally praise the work all the department heads and their employees did for the storm.” He continued, “Every

department had their individual responsibilities and all did a great job in helping Cherryville get through the storm. There was great communication between all the groups to accomplish the goals of getting Cherryville and the citizens back to normal as fast as possible.” Cherryville Fire Chief Jason Wofford agreed and said, “ Our on-duty staff stood by ready at a moment’s notice to help in any way we were needed.” Chief Wofford knew the state and county crews had already been out brining the roadways and laying down salt but wasn’t sure exactly how much was done before the arrival of the storm. Said Chief Wofford, “We received very few calls, but we did have a porch collapse that trapped the occupants of the house. Captain Kurt Black and Engineer Jacob Richardson went above and beyond the call of duty to assist the homeowners in that emergency situation.” Chief Wofford continued, “I’d like to praise Capt. Black and Engineer Richardson with their handling of the porch collapse and add a word of thanks to our new City Manager for coming and manning the EOC all day that Sunday!” Cherryville Police Chief

Cam Jenks said their department responded to approximately eight (8) calls during the course of the storm that involved either minor motor vehicle collisions or vehicles that slid off of the roadway. Chief Jenks continued, “We always evaluate potential risks during storms and rely on information from Gaston County Emergency Management and the National Weather Service. We will have crews on standby if they are needed if the second projected storm is bad.” Fortunately that didn’t happen as the second storm delivered its punch more to the east of us, he noted. Chief Jenks did have words of praise for his department and his men and women, as well as the citizens of Cherryville. “First, I would like to thank the majority of our citizens that made a wise decision to stay off of the roads until the roads were passable. This cuts down on the risk of injury to not only the public but to the City of Cherryville employees. I would also like to thank all of the City of Cherryville employees that worked tirelessly through the storm to make sure the roads were clear and that the public was safe.” See STORM, Page 10

Main Street Cherryville, looking east. Most of the snow and ice has been cleared or has melted and things look a little better than when it all hit us last Sunday.

Seven local towns to receive Carolina Thread Trail Awards

Young children still ineligible for vaccines as omicron cases surge North Carolina sees record levels of new cases as highly contagious strain of COVID-19 spreads by KATE MARTIN

Towns are in CF Media readership area; awards for trail projects to 16 partners total $755,500

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Children younger than age 5 are the largest group of people not yet eligible for COVID-19 vaccines, and it may be several months into the new year before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorizes their use. Meanwhile, the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention authorized booster shots for children ages 12-15 in early January. On Friday, Jan. 7, the agency released a separate report that shows the Pfizer vaccine is “highly effective” in preventing multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children ages 12-17. MIS-C is a rare condition that arises after a child contracts COVID-19, causing inflammation in a variety of internal organs.

This gentleman is hard at work cleaning the downtown sidewalks of snow and ice right after Winter Storm Izzy dropped more than just a few inches on us. (photos by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

Vaccine vials line a table at the federally-supported mass vaccination site in Greensboro. (Clare Grant/Carolina Public Press) Of 102 children diagnosed with MIS-C, 97 of them were unvaccinated, and of those, 38 required life support during their hospital stay. But this still leaves a large portion of the population unvaccinated. A smaller dose of the Moderna vaccine is being tested for children ages 6 months and older. One of those test sites is in Madison, Wis. So far, the trial is going “quite well,” said Dr. Bill Hartman, principal investigator for the Moderna KidCOVE trial at University of Wisconsin-Madison. “They are more than just

little adults,” he said of small children. “Their bodies, their systems, work a little bit different. We have to find the optimal dose.” It is a double-blind study, which means both patients and those administering the shots don’t know if the vaccine or placebo is used. So far, children have not had any “unusual side effects” to getting the vaccine. If all goes well with the rest of the Moderna trial, Hartman said he anticipates the Food and Drug Administration could authorize a vaccine under emergency use See OMNICRON, Page 3


According to a recent media release from Jennifer Clark, Communications and Marketing Manager for the Carolina Thread Trail, seven towns in the readership area of CF Media newspapers – Belmont, Bessemer City, Kings Mountain, Shelby, Cramerton, Lowell, and Stanley – will soon have more spaces to safely access and enjoy nature on the way thanks to the Carolina Thread Trail. Wrote Ms. Clark, “As Carolinians continue to face challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic,


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finding safe places to gather and recreate with family and friends” is at the top of everyone’s mind. Clark said in order to help, the Governing Board of the Thread Trail recently approved distribution of $752,500 in grant funding for expanding and advancing public trails across 15 counties in North and South Carolina. As per the media release, the town of Belmont will receive a $30,000 ac-

quisition to help with land acquisition for the construction of Abbey Creek Greenway, which runs parallel to Wilkinson Blvd., and will connect to Loftin Park on the Catawba River, while the town of Bessemer City is slated to receive $15,000 for a Trail Corridor Plan to conduct a trail corridor study to determine the best alignment for a trail extension at the SouthRidge Parkway Industrial Park that will serve residents and employees and approach the western side of Gastonia with an eventual connection underneath I-85, Clark noted. The town of Cramerton is to receive $86,000 for construction to improve the Rocky Branch Trail at Stuart Cramer High School, which provides a critical trail connection between Cramerton and Belmont while the town of Lowell is to receive $8,000 See THREAD, Page 2

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Karleen Gaskins Price CHERRYVILLE – Karleen Beam Gaskins Price passed away on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. The daughter of Marvin Stowe and Bryte Beam Beam, she was born in Lincoln County on July 10, 1926. Karleen graduated from North Brook High School, where she served on the yearbook staff, and was a member of the debate, glee, commercial, and library clubs. She also served on the cheerleading squad. Receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in business education from Lenoir-Rhyne College, she later pursued graduate study at Western Carolina University. One of the highlights of her life was spending the summer of 1945 in Washington, D. C., working at the US Census Bureau. She was thrilled to have the opportunity to celebrate VJ Day on the Capitol steps. Upon graduation from Lenoir-Rhyne in 1947, Karleen went to work for her father at Cherry Motors of Cherryville. While there, she met the love of her life, Tracy Leland Gaskins, Jr., originally from New Bern. After a whirlwind courtship, the two were married on Oct. 3, 1948. Three children, Debra Karleen, Mary Suzanne, and Tracy Leland III, were born to this union. In addition to raising the children, Karleen spent the 1950s and early 1960s teaching typing, business courses, English, and Spanish at North Brook High School, while also directing the junior class play and sponsoring the “The Babbling Brook”, the school newspaper. The class of 1959 dedicated the yearbook, “Le Souvenir”, to her. She was also the accountant for Tracy’s auto dealerships. In 1963, she was one of the pioneers who developed the Exceptional Children’s program for the Lincoln County Schools. While a member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church, Karleen taught both Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. She was also a member of the Parsonage Committee and chaired the Christian Education Committee. At First United Methodist Church of Cherryville, she served on the Parsonage Committee, the Finance Committee, and as a circle chairman. In 1970, Karleen became the accounting manager of Marvin S. Beam, Inc., her father’s Ford dealership.

Later she became an authorized Ford dealer, joining her father on the Ford Motor Company sales and service agreement. Quite active in the Cherryville community, Karleen was a member of the Cherryville Music Club, the Readers’ Book Club, and the Dancing Cherries. She was also a charter member of the Cheri-Weeders Garden Club, a Life Member of the Order of the Eastern Star, president of the Village Garden Club, and a board member of the Cherryville Historical Museum. Additionally, she was an organizing and charter member, as well as Regent, of the Tryon Resolves Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. Karleen loved shopping, dancing, and parties. She was especially devoted to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Another of her passions was travel, as she visited most of the US and Caribbean and made several trips to Western Europe, as well as one to Eastern Europe. She also journeyed to Hong Kong and visited Japan twice. Karleen was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Tracy Leland Gaskins, Jr. In 1987, she married Harry Carroll Price, Jr., who also preceded her in death. She is survived by daughters, Debra Gaskins Beam (George) of Cherryville, NC; Suzanne Gaskins Rudisill of Greenville, SC; a son, Tracy Leland Gaskins III (Carolyn) of Tokyo, Japan; granddaughters, Ashley Rudisill Forbes (Scott) of Greenville, SC; Chelsea Michelle Rudisill (Luke Browder) of Irmo, SC; Courtney Beam Brett (Jonathan) of Barnsley, United Kingdom; and great-grandsons, Jackson Scott Forbes and Reid Harrison Forbes of Greenville, SC. The family would like to thank their wonderful team of caregivers and the employees of Hospice of Cleveland County. Karleen lay in repose at Carpenter – Porter Funeral Home on Monday, Jan. 24, 2022 from 12 to 4 p.m. Due to the threat of COVID-19, the family was not present. A formal memorial service is planned for late spring. To honor Karleen, donations may be made to First United Methodist Church, 601 North Pink St., Cherryville, NC, 28021; the Bess Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Linda Towery, 2357 Bess Chapel Church Rd., Cherryville, NC, 28021; Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Dr., Shelby, NC, 28150, or the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be made to Carpenter – Porter Funeral and Cremation Services served the family of Mrs. Price.


Ollie Pendleton CHERRYVILLE – Mrs. Ollie Pendleton, 97, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022 at her residence. Mrs. Pendleton was born in Lincoln County on June 3, 1924, a daughter of the late Tola Elam Houser and Dela Mae Leatherman Houser. She was retired from Sweetree in Cherryville. Mrs. Pendleton was also a private caregiver to many people in the community. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Cherryville. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Murphy Pendleton; five sisters; and seven brothers. Survivors include her daughter, Nita Dellinger of Cherryville; a sister, Kimmie Leatherman of Lincolnton; three grandchildren, Frankie Dellinger, Shana Dellinger Ford, and Tammy Dellinger Howell; three great-grandchildren, Kennedy Dellinger, Lynndie Dellinger and Kayleigh Lingerfelt; and three great-great-grandchildren, Kayson, Brennon, and Zeppelin. Visitation was from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m., on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022 at First Baptist Church in Cherryville. Funeral services were held at 6 p.m., on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022 at First Baptist Church in Cherryville with Dr. Vince Hefner officiating. A private burial was held at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church Cemetery in Vale. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 301 E. First St., Cherryville, NC, 28021. A guest register is available at Stamey – Cherryville Funeral Home & Cremation Service served the family of Mrs. Pendleton.

CNYSI host dinner January 28 The Cherryville New Years. Inc. group notes that 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.

LETTER TO EDITOR Dear Editor: The Cherryville Historical Museum would like to take time to wish all of you a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. With another milepost in sight and another year beckoning us with hopes and opportunities to be of service, we stop a moment to reflect upon our pleasant relations of the year that has closed. It is indeed, with gratitude that we look back upon this past year and thank all of you for your support and trust and helping this museum move forward.

First of all, I continue to appreciate the Claude and Mable Beam family for making this museum possible by donating our building to the city to be used as a museum. Since that time, we have passed and surpassed many hurdles. We purchased the Depot with donations, got a grant to restore it from CSX and donated it to the city to be used as a railroad museum. This past year we have accomplished creating more exhibits than in any other year. Our exhibits this past year are: (1.) The Agner medical exhibit, thanks to

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the Agner Family and Blair Beam; (2.) The Rudisill Stadium canvas, thanks to those who donated; (3.) The New Year Shooter’s Exhibit, thanks to Rusty Wise, Gary Dellinger, and Casey at Modern Printing; and (4.) The Camp Houser Exhibit, thanks to Jack and Betsy Rupard. Also, thanks to the City of Cherryville for all your support. The Cherryville Fire Department has helped the seniors at the museum since 1995, more time than I can account for. Thanks to Mr. Mark Upchurch who came and offered his time to help guide and support

ARRESTS 1-11: Jason Bryan Hancock, 34, 5402 Dellinger Cir., Cherryville, was arrested at 425 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Gastonia, by GCSO deputies on one count of a warrant from another agency. 1-13: Travis Justin Stone, 32, 178 Buck Fraley Rd., Cherryville, was arrested at 425 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Gastonia, by GCSO deputies on four (4) counts of a warrant from another agency. 1-17: Christina Darnell Stamper, 35, 5202 Dellinger Cir., Cherryville; one count misdemeanor assault (DV). No bond type/amt. listed. 1-19: Gregory Dean Wilson, 39, 201 S Dixie St., Cherryville, was arrested at Canterbury Rd., and W. Ushy 74, Gastonia, by GCSO deputies on one count of a warrant from another agency. 1-19: Dominic Davis, 28, 417 Liberty St., Lincolnton; one count misdemeanor WSOJ (Union County). Re-

leased on a written promise.

WRECKS 12-29: A vehicle driven by Anna Lee Bowman, 38, 449 Roy Eaker Rd., Cherryville, was attempting to back into a parking space at First Baptist Church parking lot when it backed into a parked vehicle belonging to Matthew Jacob Drake, 1220 Shelby Hwy., Cherryville. No injuries reported. Est. damages to the Bowman vehicle: $0; to the Drake vehi-

cle: $1,000. 1-13: A vehicle driven by Joseph Zooky Haas, 25, 214 Amos Homesley Rd., Cherryville, was traveling south on Mountain St., when it collided in the rear with a vehicle driven by Sara Louise Shull, 33, 1409 Little Rd., Newton. No injuries reported. Est. damages to the Haas vehicle: $1,000; to the Shull vehicle: $750. 1-19: A vehicle driven by Frankie Marie Smith, 64, 211 Putnam St., Cherryville, told the responding officer she was traveling straight ahead in the Walmart parking lot and an unknown vehicle was approaching. She the stated the travel lane narrowed due to traffic and she moved over slightly. As a result, she struck a vehicle owned by Gary Frank Whitworth, 1398 Hartsoe Rd., Lincolnton, which was parked and unoccupied in one of the parking spaces. No injuries were reported. Est. damages to the Smith vehicle: $1,000; to the Whitworth vehicle: $500.


trails, as well as 170 miles of blueways, are open to the public within the Thread Trail system.” The remaining grant award amounts, community information, and the use of the grants are as follows: Catawba Lands Conservancy – $5,000 to construct a new canoe/kayak launch at Spencer Mountain River Access, the northern-most paddling input along the South Fork Catawba River Blueway. The launch will improve safe access to the blueway for residents and visitors to Gaston County; Concord – $30,000 to design an extension of Irish Buffalo Creek Greenway, connecting Caldwell Park to Lincoln Street and Melrose Drive; Great Falls, S.C. – $30,000 to design the 3.5-mile Great Falls Rail Trail along the Catawba River, which will provide important pedestrian and bicycle access to the future Dearborn Island State Park and its recreational opportunities; Iredell County – $30,000 to design a 1.4-mile extension of Fourth Creek Greenway between Big Leaf Slopes Park and Greenbriar Rd., where it will also connect to the future extension of the Broad St. segment of the Statesville Greenway resulting in seven (7) miles of continuous trail; Marshville – $14,500 to fund construction of the Town of Marshville Connector trail. Funding will improve the trail within the Municipal Park, improve crosswalks, and expand the trail by connecting to a nearby neigh-

borhoods; Mount Pleasant – $47,000 to expand the existing parking lot at Buffalo Creek Preserve, therefore increasing access to the preserve and existing Carolina Thread Trail; Rock Hill, S.C. – $30,000 to design a 0.2-mile extension of the Jack White Trail along Dave Lyle Blvd., which facilitates a connection of the Manchester Creek trail corridor from the Catawba River to downtown Rock Hill; Spencer – $50,000 to construct the Yadkin River Park Trailhead and Greenway Connector, a first step toward providing a connection between Spencer and Salisbury and across the Wil-Cox Bridge to Davidson County; and lastly, Waxhaw – $50,000 to fund construction of the 12 Mile Creek Greenway, formerly a private trail that will be improved and made accessible to the public. The trail will expand the existing portion of the 12 Mile Creek Greenway, which crosses the N.C. – S.C. state line. Clark said those wishing to know more or to get more information about the Thread Trail’s implementation grant program, visit www.carolinathreadtrail. org, or contact Carolina Thread Trail Director, Bret Baronak at (704) 376-2556, ext. 216, or email him at bret@carolinathreadtrail. org., or email her at

From Page 1 to fund the design of a potential future extension of the South Fork Trail, which facilitates an eventual connection to Poston Park. The town of Stanly is to receive $100,000 to construct the 2.75-mile Tom Webb segment of the Falcon Trail, extending the existing trail from Richfield Park, she noted. In Cleveland County, Clark said the Town of Kings Mountain is to receive $30,000 to conduct a Trail Corridor design and feasibility study exploring future segments and connections of the Kings Mountain Gateway Trail between the town and Crowders Mountain State Park while the City of Shelby is slated to receive $200,000 to construct a 0.8-mile segment of rail trail that will connect an existing Thread Trail to Uptown Shelby. “This is the first phase of an eventual 11-mile rail trail connection from Shelby to the S.C. state line,” added Ms. Clark. Clark continued in the release by noting, “The Thread Trail’s Implementation Grant Program provides funding to communities and nonprofit organizations to support trail construction, design, land acquisition and corridor planning. “Over the past 11 years, the Thread Trail has awarded nearly $8 million in catalytic grants to communities. Currently, 350 miles of greenways and

the museum. We appreciate his service. Thank you, citizens of Cherryville, for your time and support. We are here because we want to make a difference, believe in Cherryville, and want to honor those who have gone before to make this city what it is today. My job at the museum is working with exhibits, but I assure you that there is more to do than exhibits and we have people here who believe in Cherryville history and are here to honor Cherryville. This is not a one-person museum. It takes many, including you. If you would like to be a part of this museum, please come in on Saturdays and visit with us. We would love to have you. Respectfully, Pat C. Sherrill Director

INCIDENTS 1-16: On Jan. 14, GCPD officers reported a new investigation into fraud/impersonation at 232 Tot Dellinger Rd., Cherryville. 1-17: A Cherryville woman reports assault (DV) by listed suspect who struck her in the face. Minor injuries reported. Closed/cleared by arrest. 1-18: Cherryville woman reports call for service for attended death of listed person. Case closed by other means.

Public Works Superintendent The City of Cherryville is looking to hire a Street and Sanitation Supervisor. This will be a full time position with some required overtime work. Work will be performed under the supervision of the Public Works Director. Duties include technical and administrative work in supervising the employees engaged in Sanitation, Streets, Cemetery, and Fleet Maintenance. Applicant must have experience in Public Works related field with at least three years of supervisory experience preferred. Must have good communication and problem solving skills. Knowledge of mechanical repair on diesel and gas engines a plus. Graduation from a college or university in engineering, business/public administration; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Employee must posses a valid North Carolina CDL license and be able to physically perform the required duties of the position. Applications are available online and at Cherryville City Hall. The City of Cherryville is an EOE employer. CE (126 & 2/2/2022)

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North Carolina sets record for new business creation by ANDREW DUNN Carolina Journal

Gold stars, like these in this photo illustration, are presented to Citadel cadets achieved a 3.7 grade point average or higher. (graphic provided)

Cherryville’s Mauney receives honors, accolades from The Citadel Cherryville’s Sara Mauney is among the more than 1,300 cadets and students recognized for their academic achievements during the fall 2021 semester. The dean’s list is a recognition given to cadets and students who are registered for 12 or more semester hours and whose grade point average is 3.20 or higher, with no grade of I (Incomplete) and no grade below C for work in a semester. Cadets who are named to the dean's list receive a medal, which is worn on their uniform during the semester following their academic achievement.

Non-cadet students on the dean’s list are presented a certificate. Academics at The Citadel are divided between five schools: the Tommy and Victoria Baker School of Business, the School of Engineering, the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Swain Family School of Science and Mathematics and the Zucker Family School of Education. Mauney was also awarded gold stars for fall 2021 at The Citadel, being one of the more than 650 cadets and students recognized for their academic achievements during the fall 2021 semester.

Gold stars are awarded to cadets and students at The Citadel who achieved a 3.7 grade point average or higher. Cadets and students who achieve gold star recognition are also placed on The Citadel's dean’s list. Those cadets will be recognized at the awards parade on Jan. 28, where they will be presented their gold stars, which they may wear on their uniforms throughout the semester following their academic achievement. A gold star recognition certificate is awarded to non-cadet students who meet the requirements; veteran and active duty students are also awarded challenge coins.

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North Carolina set another record for new business creation in 2021. Roughly 178,300 new businesses were legally created across the state last year, up 40 percent from the year before – which was itself a record, according to the Secretary of State’s office. The figure is double the pace of new business filings from 2017. “The report shows that the spirit of entrepreneurship is strong in North Carolina,” said Jon Sanders, senior fellow, Regulatory Studies and research editor at the John Locke Foundation. “Overall, it’s a good sign for the state that so many are willing to take risks in pursuit of their dreams.” Secretary of State Elaine Marshall traces the increase in the pace of new business creation to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. But surveys conducted by the Secretary of State’s office last summer found that fewer than one in five of the new businesses were created as a result of job losses. Most were “in search of new opportunities,” according to the secretary’s office. “North Carolina is a hotbed of folks eager and willing to make their own way no matter what the pandemic throws their way,” Marshall said in a statement announcing the numbers last week. “Very clearly, North Carolina is a place where people

OMICRON From Page 1 authorization in late March or early April. While parents may be anguished over the long wait time, Hartman said it should give parents confidence the vaccine is safe. “It does take time to do these studies right,” Hartman said. “And it takes time to make sure that we are putting out a safe and effective product, so when it goes into the arms of kids, there’s nothing better out there. “You only get one chance to make it right, and we look at everything and do everything we can to make sure it’s done correctly.” Pfizer officials had hoped to submit trial data by the end of 2021 to request emergency use authorization for those 5 and younger, but the Pfizer two-dose regimen for children ages 2-4 did not trigger an immune response like that of teenagers and adults, though it did for children 6 months to 2 years old, according to a Pfizer press release in December 2021. Pfizer will continue the clinical trial to see whether a third dose improves immune response. A longer clinical trial means it could take months longer for a vaccine for young children to come to market. Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief medical adviser to the president, confirmed a vaccine

Businesses welcome visitors in Downtown Graham, NC (photo by Maya Reagan/Carolina Journal) want to do business, and we are doing everything we can to help them turn their dreams into dollars in their pockets.” It’s unclear how many of the new businesses are single-employee entities and how many have hired workers. Nationally, about a quarter of new businesses are termed “high-propensity,” meaning they have indicated they are hiring employees and pay wages, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. North Carolina’s business creation benefits from in-migration and the influence of the state’s universities and community college system, said Kate Catlin Payne, vice president of communications at the N.C. Chamber. “Our population is growing, and a good part of that growth is highly skilled people relocating here,” she said. Some of the counties with the highest percentage increases in new business

creation are smaller and rural, such as Scotland and Edgecombe. Sanders credited moves the General Assembly has made in recent years to support businesses, such as cutting corporate taxes and franchise taxes and repealing onerous regulations. Payne at the N.C. Chamber called North Carolina’s tax structure “one of the most broadbased and competitive” in the United States. These efforts help all businesses, while economic incentives issued from the governor’s office benefit only a select few. “Last year, Gov. (Roy) Cooper promised $1.3 billion in highly visible ‘economic development’ incentives to just 58 corporations, but these unseen, unheralded entrepreneurs all across the state are the ones quietly going about creating jobs and improving their communities,” Sanders said.

for young ones could take many months to develop in his remarks to the National Press Club in December. We should be prepared to live with the coronavirus for the rest of our lives, he said. In all of human history, only one virus has been eliminated, and that’s smallpox, Fauci said. “We are never going to eliminate this virus,” Fauci said of COVID-19. We had a chance to stem the tide of deaths and serious illness, but that chance evaporated in early 2021, Fauci said. “You have 50 million people who refuse to get vaccinated, many of whom are fueled by political ideology,” Fauci said. “Hospitals are full of people who made that mistake, and so are graveyards.” In North Carolina Before the holidays, Dr. Mandy Cohen, then-secretary of the N.C. Department of Health and Human Service, and Gov. Roy Cooper urged North Carolinians to get their booster shots of the COVID vaccine. Cohen predicted daily positive cases could eclipse 10,000 per day by mid-January, with evidence suggesting the omicron variant was two or three times as infectious as delta, and four to six times as infectious as the original COVID-19 strain. However, the omicron variant quickly became the dominant COVID strain worldwide, even before the new year. North Carolina was

no exception. On Dec. 21, North Carolina saw 2,894 newly reported cases of COVID and a 10 percent positivity rate. On Dec. 31, more than 1-in-4 people tested positive, with 19,174 new cases of COVID. Both figures have skyrocketed since then. Last Friday, the state reported nearly 1-in-3 people tested were positive for COVID-19, for a total of 28,474 new cases. Hospitalizations reached a level not seen since September, with nearly 3,500 people hospitalized throughout the state. Once a vaccine does become available for young children, Fauci urged parents to take advantage of it. After all, most children are vaccinated against diseases that kill fewer people than COVID does, he said. Child cases increased 64 percent from the beginning of December and had reached the highest case count ever, according to a December presentation by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association. This was also prior to the wide spread of the omicron variant. Though child deaths are relatively rare, 38 children ages birth to 17 years died in the United States in the week ending Dec. 16 – the most child deaths of COVID since the pandemic began, the presentation stated.

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Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light. –George Washington

A couple of ruminations and out-loud ponderings There is an me with old saying that the is similar to dishes this: sometimes, (Yes, when life hands I DO one lemons one dishes!) makes lemonand ade, or when shattered life hands you a her right couple of inches wrist. (or feet) of snow, Now, you make snow NO time cream…someis a good thing like that. time to Anyway, we break By Michael Powell have so far been two very blessed in of the not having to make lemweakest bones in the onade from life’s many human body (the radius lemons, although this and the ulna, a.k.a. her past week, with all the wrist bones), but it was snow we’ve had (and her dominant hand and could get!), I must say it was right before the big that learning to make snow of the weekend. snow cream may not be While she is in a great so bad a thing. deal of pain, she is a When it comes to trooper and is handling it making lemonade or much better than I would. snow cream (or generFull disclosure here ally doing anything with guys: let’s face it men, not food or food-related) I am only are we the world’s heavily dependent on my greatest whiners when dear wife, who is quite it comes to being sick the amazing cook. My or banged up, those of bathroom scale will attest us who are married and to that truth! know our better halves However, my dear are our reason to go on, wife, on whom I dewell, when they get hurt pend for so much cookor are sidelined for whating-wise, had a nasty fall ever reason, we are pretty last Friday while helping much lost little hound

dogs! Add to that fact she is also the primary caregiver of her elderly mother, with whom we live, and things can (and have) almost come to a screeching halt in the Powell household! And did I mention they have to eat MY cooking now!? Pray for them! PRAY HARD for them! The upside of this story is she is scheduled for surgery this week and a long recovery period, but her bone doctor is one of the best (shout out to Dr. Stuckey in Shelby!) so we know she’s in capable hands. More on this later, but KP (keep praying!) no matter what. Who in God’s name created curling and why? Now, for something a little lighter… The Winter Olympics are soon upon us and once again I have to vent my spleen about one winter sport whose origins; whose very existence, I question with the same fervor I normally reserve for weightier things like – will we ever have world peace or why Cheerios have a hole in the middle but don’t taste like

My “snowy day” opinions… To be As I write honest I rethese words, I am ally became listening to the acquainted weather forecast with snow of snowy days for when I went Cherryville and to college. the surrounding Appalachian areas. State Teachers I remember College transias a child how tioned to Apexcited my two By Anne S. Haynes palachian State brothers and I University as I were when it was enrolling as a freshman. snowed. We had to get all I was so proud to become a geared up in heavy coats “Mountaineer” during that and toboggans and gloves time of momentous change and boots. My brothers, and to study to become a David and Doug, were teacher. older than me so they didn’t Getting back to the bother with as much of it as Boone weather – the coldI did. est day there for me was as Thinking back on those minus 14 degrees when I days, I did like snow except was a sophomore. I wasn’t when the roads were slick sure I could make it in or snow-covered, and we those weather conditions, couldn’t go any-where, inbut I did. I wore my coats cluding to church and the grocery store. Of course, my and gloves and scarves and boots and faced the weather. parents had already filled I would not have ventured the cabinets with plenty of out at 8 o’clock that mornfood, and we could hear a ing except for the fact that preacher on radio or teleI wanted an ‘A’ in the class vision as long as the power where the professor required didn’t go off. But it just perfect attendance for stuwasn’t the same.

dents living on campus. I understood the concept of cars not starting or moving in the snow, but some apartments were closer to the classroom building than my dormitory. Anyway, I survived, and I’m still telling the story after all of these years. Boone did have beautiful snow, but I didn’t enjoy it much because I spent most of my time studying. I think about those days now and then but most often after hearing the weather reports from Boone and Blowing Rock. I used to wonder – when I was an ASU student – how people could actually live there all of the time. Now as an adult I realize Boone is home to many people like Cherryville is home to me. And one person may love snow while another one hates it and they are both right because it is an opinion. My opinion is I love snow occasionally, and I love Boone and ASU and being a teacher ALL of the time!

I’m a privileged American … please put race aside by DR. GARY WELTON I do not feel like a privileged person today when I watch Olympic competitions. These young white, black, and Asian athletes from around the world have been given incredible

opportunities to train and specialize in their events. When I should have started such training as a child, I did not even know there was such a thing. When we had a functional television in our home, which was rare, we had atrocious reception. I remember hearing

Neil Armstrong’s famous words, but I could not see anything on the screen. I rarely participated in any after-school opportunities because it felt wrong to ask my parents to figure out how to get me home afterwards. Our central heating used a coal furnace which I never

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doughnuts. You know, things like that… So, this curling business. WHAT is THAT? I mean, who in their right mind thought to create a sport – and make it an Olympic one at that – where a couple of folks with brooms or glorified ‘squeegies’ sweep or brush the ice in front of a chunk of granite (or so I’m told that is what it is) as it slides down a pathway? I mean, the thing looks like a small land mine sliding across the ice on its way to blow up

whatever is in its way! I’ve heard folks who hate golf describe that sport as like watching paint dry, but that sport is light-years ahead of curling! At least with golf the end result is to get your ball into a hole on a course in as few strokes as possible. Not so with curling! Oh, no! No, golf is a genius and highly motivational sport compared with curling. Curling is literally EXACTLY like watching paint dry! As a matter of fact, I think

maybe watching paint dry might be a tad bit more interesting. Maybe beer drinkers created curling and the way you judge who is the best curler depends on how many beers you drink before the rock makes it to the end of the curling finish line. If that’s the case, then perhaps there really is a sport for all those beer drinkers and heck raisers! Good on ya mates! Get your curl on and bottom’s up lads!

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The Great Resignation and the hourly wage A young lady said, “Uh, no, I adult lady in don’t want that,” but Johnson County, the man insisted and Kentucky was she accepted it with recently faithtears coming from fully working her eyes. “Thank her convenience you, thank you so store register job. much,” she said to She had a line of the man. “I’ve never Glenn Mollette had anybody to do patrons buying Guest Editorial drinks and payanything like this for ing for gasoline. me in my life.” Someone asked her how It was good to see a much money she made? random act of kindness but “Nine dollars an hour,” she the episode was a real case said. “I’ve worked here over scenario of how hard life is two years and the pay has for many Americans just like been $9 an hour. I’ve asked this lady, working for low for a raise. I work hard. I’m hourly wages. here almost all the time. A On Jan. 5, the U.S. Demanager from the chain of partment of Labor released stores always says, ‘We are its Job Openings and Labor looking into it.’” She said, Turnover Summary (JOLTS), “I have to find another job revealing that the number because I can’t take care of of resignations reached myself and my children on 4.5 million in November. $9 an hour.” The number increased by A patron in line who was 370,000, matching Septemonly buying a cup of coffee ber’s quit rate record high of with a $20 bill took the 3 percent – indicating that cash she had just handed the Great Resignation isn’t him in change and said to showing signs of stopping. her, “Please take this and Will the Johnson County buy some lunch today.” The lady quit her Job? She will, if

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successfully learned to fire. I slept in a sleeping bag all winter long. In spite of the challenges, I was comfortable and happy with my life. I felt like a privileged American. We were not privileged economically. My family had a history of poverty that dated from the Civil War. My great-great-grandfather, Milo Welton, as a 40-year-

died of a gunshot wound to the chest. Records indicate that Milo died of malaria or dysentery. Milo is buried in Washington, D.C. at the U.S. Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home National Cemetery, though his name is misspelled as “Walton” (we get that a lot). John is buried at the Cavalry Corps Cemetery, City Point, VA.

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old, saw his oldest teenage son, John, enlist in the Union Army, to assist the efforts to establish freedom for all Americans by ending slavery in the United States. Milo apparently felt guilty that his son accepted this challenge when he himself had not done so, so he enlisted in the Union Army as well. Both lost their lives during the Civil War. John

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To follow Jesus we must leave the comfort of the boat! Matthew their lives fish5:18-20 “As ing and petitions Jesus walked them with this by the Sea almost riddle. of Galilee, Fishing, in the he saw two ancient Middle brothers, East was nothing Simon, who glamorous but is called it was safe and Peter, and REV. ZACK CHRISTY it was their life. First United Methodist Andrew his Church of Cherryville They liked the brother, castsea, they liked to ing a net into fish, they liked to the lake for they were provide for their families, fishermen. And Jesus they were never going to said to them, ‘Follow me be wealthy but they were and I will make you fish always going to have for people.’ Immediately enough. A fisherman was they left their nets and kind of like a middle-class followed Jesus.” job in this time, it was “Follow me and I will honest work, it was hard make you fish for people.” work, you didn’t make In the history of the world enough to live in a manhas a stranger request ever sion but you weren’t out been made? Jesus goes up on the street either. to two men who spent Then one day when

Peter and Andrew were out at the Sea of Galilee minding their own business here comes Jesus offering them the opportunity to fish; for people that is. What is Jesus getting at? I have often wondered why such an offer appealed to Peter and Andrew; it seems to me that this request from Jesus borders on the absurd. I don’t know about you but if it was me, on that boat, I would have rowed further out to sea, not jumped out and followed this Jesus guy. How can simply the word, “follow” change the course of these two lives? It is a strange Scripture, and it is a very strange response that Peter and Andrew make to this request

from Jesus. My wife says that I have selective hearing, meaning that I only hear what I want to. She says that I will hear her every single time she says that supper is ready, but if she asks me to change the baby or take out the trash, I don’t listen. It would have been very easy for Peter and Andrew to not listen to this request from Jesus. It would have been very easy for them to simply ignore the strange Man on the shore. They could have chosen to be selective listeners. And in all reality their lives would have carried on, business as usual, they would have caught fish, sold fish, and had a generally happy life.

However, as we who follow Jesus know, these are not the chief ends of life. We are called to be more than simply happy, we are called to do more than simply exist, we are called be fishers of people. Yes, Peter and Andrew could have been selective listeners, but they would have missed out on life itself by staying in their boat. In this same way we in the church are often challenged by the allure of staying in the boat. We try, if we can, to be selective listeners of Jesus. We love it when Jesus puts the Pharisees in their place, but we don’t like to hear it too much when Jesus tells us to love our enemies, and bless those

who curse us. In order for us to really follow Jesus we must leave the comfort of the boat and swim into the sea of uncertainty. This life of discipleship that we are striving to embody necessitates that we take risks, that we leave our comfort zone and that we journey towards the cross. So, I challenge all who wish to follow Jesus to step out of the boat, to take risks and to listen to Christ’s call to follow. May we be open to the prodding of the Holy Spirit, and may we venture wholly and completely into the unknown, knowing that Christ has already gone before us.

Get Unstuck Cherryville Area Have you ever been frustrated or overwhelmed by your present situation? Have you uttered the words, ‘I hate this!’? I know I have. There are a variety of circumstances that can make us feel hopeless and discouraged. From working at a highly stressful, low paying job, to having DANYALE PATTERSON an emotionally and mentally draining relationship - tough circumstances can make us wonder if life will ever get better. However, God promises renewed strength to face life’s obstacles that will keep us moving forward so we can stop feeling stuck and defeated. Isaiah 40:27-31 (MSG) states, “Why would you ever complain, O Jacob, or, whine, Israel, saying, “God has lost track of me. He doesn’t care what happens to me”? Don’t you know anything? Haven’t you been listening? God doesn’t come and go. God lasts. He’s the Creator of all you can see or imagine. He doesn’t get tired out, doesn’t pause to catch his breath. And he knows everything, inside and out. He energizes those who get tired, and gives fresh strength to dropouts. For even young people tire and drop out, young folk in their prime stumble and fall. But those who wait upon God get fresh strength. They spread their wings and soar like eagles. They run and don’t get tired; they walk and don’t lag behind. Be Transformed Sometimes we have areas in our life that we complain about, but we haven’t made any effort to change them. We can’t change what we won’t confront. We have to face our issue instead of settling for the pain that we dislike. We have to be willing to do something new and different, and that begins by changing the way we think. Ephesians 4:23 (CEV) says, “Let the Spirit change your way of thinking.” I will admit that change can be difficult, especially if we have to sever ties with people, find a new job, or even relocate. However, the good news is God is there to lead, guide, and help us as we take those courageous steps to not just exist, but to live the life God designed and desires for us. He wants to transform us into people that live a joyful and victorious life in Christ! I Corinthians 15:57 (/AMPC) says, “But thanks be to God, Who gives us the victory [making us conquerors] through our Lord Jesus Christ.” PRAY THIS PRAYER: “ Father, you are a merciful God and the God of new beginnings. You have great plans for my life, but sometimes it requires me to change. Forgive me for complaining instead of praying and obeying the instructions you have given me. Help me to change and grow so I can be the person you are calling me to be. Give me the strength to confront with boldness and diligence my circumstances that need to change. Fill me with your Holy Spirit, and lead me in your path of righteousness 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 share a testimony, send a prayer request, or book her to speak.

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AMERICAN From Page 4 As a result of supporting the effort to end slavery, my great-greatgrandmother had the task of rearing her younger children without the support of their father and oldest brother. The historical records provide little detail about their struggles, but my family heritage is not one of economic privilege. My grandfather spent his working years as a farm hand, hiring himself out for brief periods of time when his assistance was needed, wherever he could find work. The family had to move frequently. My father reported that he lived in some 20 different houses from the time of his birth until he left home to join the Army Air Corps in World War II. His mother quickly learned not to unpack the family’s non-essential possessions. My ancestors made a choice to risk their economic stability to support the rights and equality of all Americans. They paid a high price for that choice. The resulting family poverty directly impacted the children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. My economic heritage

was not a privileged one because I am white. My white ancestors chose not to cash in on any privilege, but instead counted it an honor to support the rights of all Americans. My great-grandfather grew up without his father (from age eight). As an adult he suffered through tornado, fire, and typhus, yet helped start one of the churches here in town. My mother worked cleaning houses to help pay the bills and buy the coal to heat the old house. My parents taught me that the choices we make in how we live our lives and treat others (whether they look like us or not) are more important than our economic status. I did not have some of the opportunities that my classmates had, because of our economic challenges, but I was a privileged person, not particularly because I was white or because I was male. Rather, I am a privileged American, with the opportunity to support freedom for all (whether they look like me or not). I do not apologize for being a white American. My family paid a price to help establish freedom for all Americans. Please don’t call me racist, just because my skin is white.

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

The top players from Cherryville, Bessemer City and Highland Tech, along with those from 13 other schools, will compete in the West/Midwest All-Star Basketball Games March 19, 2022, at Cherokee High School. Members of the event’s executive committee met Oct. 13 to finalize plans

for the annual event, which is now in its eighth year, and is directed by longtime Cherryville assistant basketball coach Dr. Bud Black. Both girls’ and boys’ games are scheduled, and the event will occur after the North Carolina High School Athletics Association championship games have been completed. The Midwest schools from which top players will

be drawn are Avery, Bessemer City, Cherryville, Draughn, Highland Tech, Mitchell, Rosman, Mountain Heritage and Thomas Jefferson. The West teams will feature players named to All-Conference teams and voted on by coaches. In the Midwest, one player will be named from each participating school. Teams in the West division are Cherokee, High-

lands, Hayesville, Murphy, Hiwassee Dam, Nantahala, Andrews, Blue Ridge, Swain and Robbinsville. Among the officials attending the Oct. 13 virtual meeting were Black, Gaston County Board of Education member Lee Dedmon, treasurer and Cherryville athletics director Scott Harrill and media representative Mike Powell.







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The CHS Ironmen varsity men at East Gaston’s gym wearing their National Guard-provided jerseys.

CHS varsity men defeat East Gaston Warriors 69-49 in away game Men improve to 11-4 overall; 3-3 in the SPC 1A/2A by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

The CHS Ironmen varsity hoops squads traveled to East Gaston last week to battle one of their new conference opponents, the East Gaston Warriors. The varsity men won their game 69-49, handing the Warriors their second defeat at the hands of the scrappy 1A team. Head Ironmen boys basketball coach Scott Harrill said the Cherryville boys basketball team improved to 11-4 on the season after a good conference road win against the 2A East Gaston Warriors. Said Coach Harrill, “The Ironmen saw senior Jack Mulvey have one of his best overall games, scoring 10 points, getting eight rebounds, five assists, two steals, and drawing three charges!” Harrill said the Ironmen were “in a hole” after the first quarter, being down 18-11. Cherryville tied the game by halftime at 28-all with sophomore Chance Hunt coming in to spark the Ironmen. Hunt hit a three pointer, got two steals, and had two assists in the second quarter. Then Hunt really turned up the pressure for the Ironmen and they kept that energy the rest of the game. The third quarter saw ju-

The 2021-2022 CHS Ironmen and their coaches and managers – Front row (L-R) are: Khanye Kennedy, Nate Bookout, Chance Hunt, Carson Kelly, Numarius Good, Carter Spangler, Landon Hahn and Darrien Floyd. Back row (L-R) are: manager David Hargraves, Asst. Coach Dr. Bud Black, Asst. Coach Dennis Tate, Cooper Sloan, Gavin Cease, Ethan Honeyman, Jack Mulvey, Collin Huss, manager Will Gates, Head Coach (and CHS AD) Scott Harrill, and Asst. (and JV Head Coach) Coach Antonio Griggs. (Not present when picture was made: long-time manager Lee Roy Montgomery) nior Carson Kelly get hot, hitting four three pointers in the third quarter and scoring 18 points in the third quarter on his way to a game-high 35 points. The Ironmen built a 14point lead going into the fourth quarter as big senior Gavin Cease had two big plays in the fourth quarter and a “nice and one finish” in the paint, noted Harrill, who added, “The strong

center had a game-high 11 rebounds to go along with his eight points.” Seniors Mulvey and Landon Hahn knocked down free throws in the fourth quarter, with the final score being CHS 69, East Gaston 49. Coach Harrill said the Ironmen and Warriors both wore special National Guard uniforms on EGHS’ Military Appreciation

Night. Harrill said, “I am always happy anytime we can honor the military. I loved the energy and effort the kids played with tonight. They really stepped up and we got some great play from Hunt and (senior) Carter Spangler coming in with a lot of energy.” The senior – Spangler – finished with five big defensive rebounds, noted Coach Harrill, adding that

such helping hold East Gaston’s leading scorer to zero points for the game. The Ironmen played the Shelby Golden Lions on Tuesday, Jan. 25, at Shelby, then play at home Friday night, Jan. 28, against the visiting Bessemer City Yellow Jackets. Games start at 4:30 p.m. (JV) and 6 p.m., for the

varsity squads. The Lady Ironmen played the East Gaston Lady Warriors, losing to that team by a score of 5525. The CHS ladies are currently 2-13 overall; 1-5 in SPC 1A/2A play, according to MaxPreps. (Additional information and stats by Danny Eaker)





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SCHOOL CHOICE OPEN HOUSE EVENT For Charity Christian School, 113 Charity Church Rd, Lawndale, NC on January 29th at 4:00pm! Our school includes grades K5 through 12th with a low teacher-student ratio! Our goal is to keep monthly tuition cost low while offering a quality education in a Christian atmosphere. If accepted for enrollment some students may qualify for a full scholarship through the NC Opportunity Scholarship Program! We also offer dual enrollment classes with Cleveland Community College. Call our office number, visit our Facebook page, or Webpage for more information! (704) 419-4574

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BUSINESS SERVICES WORLDWIDE TRUCKING MOVING & GRADING Company. We offer grading and moving services. Anything from excavators to household items. We offer demo clearing, flooring contractors and also landscaping. Free estimates, insured. Will also deliver bulk to construction sites. 30 ft flatbed. (704) 297-5033

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TRAILERS, EQUIPMENT, DECKOVERS, GOOSENECK DUMP. CAR HAULER, HIGH SIDE, ENCLOSED. Cash, Credit Cards, Financing, Rent to Own Options. J. Johnson Sales INC. Forest City, NC 828-245-5895.

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

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BUILDINGS, GARAGES, SHOPS with Concrete Slab. “We Got’Em”and “We do them Turn Key” J. Johnson Sales INC., Forest City, NC. 828245-5895. LARGE PRIDE HD $1695 Brand new. 400 lb capacity, 26” wide seat, delivered, warranty. Call Scooterman John (704) 951-4224 PURE RAW LOCAL HONEY. $18 per quart, $10 per pint. Produced in Rutherford County. Call or text Jackson Corbin, 828-980-1823. 12 TREADLE SEWING MACHINES $150 each for all. $200 each for less. Call 828305-3123. SOLID TOP PLASTIC DRUMS $10 Each. Buy 10 or more $6 each. Metal burning barrels $10 each. Plastic barrels with lids & rings $20 each. Water totes $75 each. Call Jeff (828) 327-4782



HARD SHELL TRUCK BED COVER. Undercover brand truck bed cover. Fits Ford Super Duty 6 3/4 ft bed. Ruby Red color. Good condition. Not on truck now. $500. Come get it! (704) 718-7230 preachermathis@

NEED A CAR DISMANTLER. Auto Parts of Shelby. Apply in person at 1021 County Home Road, Shelby, NC 28152 704487-5234 (704) 472-4666 EXPERIENCED CARPENTERS. If you are looking for a company where you can turn a job into a career, then you need to come work for us! We provide on the job training, uniforms, tools, transportation to job sites, and a family style working environment. We have need for experienced Lead carpenters to perform work as part of a team in a fast paced, dynamic environment. Will be responsible for a full range of rough and finished skilled carpentry work. We are a licensed, certified restoration company, holding contractor licenses in both North and South Carolina. Qualifications: High School diploma or equivalent. Experience in tear out, framing, decking, siding, installing doors and windows, insulation, drywall, and trim. Must be able to wear all required personal protective equipment. Must have valid driver’s license (min. age 21 for insurance) and satisfactory driving record. Must pass background screening and drug testing. We offer competitive wage, health insurance, 401(k) match, and paid time off. 3 ways to apply. Visit our Website / a b o u t- u s / a m er i c a n - r e s toration-now-hiring Email resume to: Apply in person to: American Restoration 930 Wendover Heights Drive Shelby, NC 28150

STORAGE BUILDINGS. “We Buy, Sell, Trade” J. Johnson Sales INC. Forest City, NC 828-245-5895. 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 LAWN MOWER TRAILERS. 4 WHEELER TRAILERS, SMALL & LARGE TRAILERS. “We Got’Em” J. Johnson Sales, Inc., Forest City, NC. (828) 245-5895 FESCUE HAY FOR SALE. $4.50 per bale. Call 704-5384110. If no answer leave message. 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 JAZZY ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR $350. 2 yr old Jazzy power wheelchair. FDA Class II Medical Device. (828) 3150935

WANT TO BUY. ATV’s, PopUp Campers and Small Travel Trailers. Call 828-429-3935. WANT TO BUY CARS, TRUCKS. Trailers, Tractors, Farm Equipment. Must have ID and proof of ownership. Callahan’s Towing. (704) 692-1006 WANTED: OLD AND NEW AMMO. Reloading supplies. Call 828-245-6756 or cell # 828-289-1488. DANNY’S AUTOWERKS. Buying used or junk cars. Competitive prices. Call Danny 828-289-3081 or Jimmy 828-289-1175.

PETS & LIVESTOCK BEAGLE PUPPIES. ONE BOY, FIVE GIRLS. Puppies will be ready for their forever homes on February 12, 2022. They will have been wormed and 1st shots. $800.00 each. (304) 419-4041 AKC REGISTERED LAB PUPPIES. Black and chocolate. Ready middle of March. Parents on site. Champion Bloodline. Great disposition. $925. Taking deposits, $250. 704-914-8241 FREE TO GOOD HOME Male mixed breed puppy. 8 months old. Small, about 15 pounds. Full of energy. Favors Boston Terrier. (704) 472-4844 LABRADOODLE PUPPIES FOR SALE. 6 weeks old, 1st shots, vet checked, $900. “No shedding.” Text for more info (864) 492-2880 KENNELS, DOG KENNELS, DOG HOUSES. 7x7x4, 5x10x6, 10x10x4, 10x10x6, 10x20x6, 20x20x6. Roof tops. Delivery & Installation is Available! J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City,NC. 828-245-5895.

DEER CORN, 60 POUND BAG. $9. Callahan Farms. Cletus: 704-300-5341; Steve: 704-472-8865; Todd: 704692-1627

COATS PERFORMANCE YARN. 501 York Road, Kings Mountain, NC. 8 & 12 hour shifts. Apply within. For more info, email kimberly.durden@ or call 980-2915331.

SANDY RUN BAPTIST CHURCH Is seeking a part time Secretary, 15-20 hours per week. Exp. with Power Church Program preferred but not required. Send resume to (704) 434-6771

RENT TO OWN CARPORTS, BUILDINGS GARAGES. J. Johnson Sales Inc., Forest City, NC. Call 828-245-5895. CARPORTS, GARAGES, RV COVERS, BOAT TRACTOR COVERS IN STOCK. Areas largest on site display. Best Selection, Options. Quality you can getting one place! J. Johnson Sales, Inc. Forest City, NC. 828-245-5895.


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PRIDE MOBILITY CHAIR $795. Electric wheel chair with handy seat lift, lifts seat to 26@“. Good batteries, delivered, warranty. 225 lb weight limit. Call Scooterman John. (704) 951-4224 ITEMS FOR SALE. Whirlpool Fridge - $650, New Stainless Steel Electric Whirlpool Stove, $830, New stainless steel kitchen sink faucet-$45. 513331-6031 FLAG POLES & FLAGS. 15ft., 20ft., 25ft. “All American Made!” Delivery and installation is available. J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City, NC. Call 828-245-5895. TWO CEMETERY PACKAGES at Eternal Hills, Rutherford County. Regular price $6,200. Will sell for $5,000. Plots, vaults, opening/closing. Text 828-289-2895. FOR SALE Best Offer! Kitchen China Cabinet, Dresser, Oak King Size Bed with Rails, Coffee Table, Hutch Top, Copy Machine. All For $400.00 Obo. Call 704-4825205 NC4EVER.COM BEST DOG TENNIS BALL. is where you get the BEST Tennis Ball for your dog! PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS with Scratch Pads! Press Room Printing. 704482-2243. (704) 538-5788 TRAILERS, LAWNMOWER TRAILERS, Flatbed Trailers, Enclosed Trailers, Horse and Cattle Trailers, Saddlery. Check our prices and quality before you buy. Bridges Riding Equipment. Boiling Springs, NC. (704) 434-6389

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. HORSE HAY FOR SALE. Square bales $6, round bales $40. (704) 692-6325 FIREWOOD FOR SALE. Long wheelbase load. Fully loaded. $70.00/load. Delivered. 864-492-4793 or 803627-9408.

LOST & FOUND MISSING LONG HAIRED CAT. Black & white ‘tuxedo’ male cat missing since Sat 1/15/22. Vacinity of Worthington & W. Sumter St. Near city park. If seen please call (704) 419-2059

AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES. 7 week old Australian Shepherd pups. Ready now. Males and females. Dew claws removed, docked tails, wormed, 1st shots, weaned. 6 pups from litter available. 2 red/white, 2 black/ white, 1 light brown, 1 Meryl. Beautiful, well socialized, around people and other animals. Parents on site, both full blooded but not registered. $600, located in Fayetteville, NC. Text 910-273-4015 for current availability or any other info. (910) 273-4015

FOUND 2 ADULT DOGS in the Bostic, NC Community in late December. One has collar. Looking for the rightful owner. Call to identify. (828) 245-7179

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LEGAL NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE SALE OF CITY PROPERTY An offer of $30,000, along with a commitment to construct and maintain a parking lot on the subject property, has been submitted for the purchase of certain property owned by the City of Cherryville, more particularly described as follows: Vacant lot located at the intersection of the eastern edge of the right of way for South Mulberry Street and the southern edge of the right of way for West Main Street. The legal description is as follows: Located, lying, and being on the south side of West Main Street in the City of Cherryville, Cherryville Township, Gaston County, North Carolina, adjoining the lands of W. H. Houser, S. S. Mauney and others, and being more particularly described as follows: BEGINNING at a stake on W. H. Houser’s line, and runs with his line N 15 W 15 poles to a stake on the south side of West Main Street; thence with the said street S 73 W 151 feet to an iron stake; thence S 15 E 15 poles to an iron stake on old line; thence with old line N 68 E 151 feet to the BEGINNING, same being Lot 1 of the Carroll heirs division. Being the full contents of that property shown in Book 279 at Page 240 of the Gaston County Registry, LESS AND EXCEPT five (5) parcels previously conveyed by deeds duly recorded in the Gaston County Registry. Being designated as Tract A on an unrecorded survey prepared by Donald S. Miller, Registered Land Surveyor, dated July 8, 1992. Being the full contents of PID 129790 in the Gaston County Tax Office. For title reference see Book 4885 at Page 260 and Book 4885 at Page 256 of the Gaston County Registry. Persons wishing to upset the offer that has been received shall submit a sealed bid with their offer to the office of the City Clerk, at City Hall, 116 S. Mountain Street Cherryville, N.C. 28021 by 5:00 P.M., February 7, 2022. At that time, the city clerk shall open the bids, if any, and the highest qualifying bid will become the new offer. If there is more than one bid in the highest amount, the first such bid received will become the new offer. A qualifying higher bid is one that raises the existing offer to an amount not less than $32,450.00. Said bid must also agree to the same commitment to construct and maintain a parking lot on the subject property. A qualifying higher bid must be accompanied by a deposit in the amount of five percent (5%) of the bid; the deposit may be made in cash, cashier’s check, or certified check. The City will return the deposit on any bid not accepted, and will return the deposit on an offer subject to upset if a qualifying higher bid is received. The City will return the deposit of the final high bidder at closing or apply said deposit towards the purchase price. The buyer must pay cash at closing. The City Council must consider approval of the final high offer before the sale is closed, which it will do within 30 days after the final upset bid period has passed. The city reserves the right to withdraw the property from sale at any time before the final high bid is accepted and the right to reject at any time all bids. Further information may be obtained at the office of the city clerk, City Hall, 116 S. Mountain Street, Cherryville, N.C. 28021 or at telephone 704-435-1709 during normal business hours. CE (1/26/2022)

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This shot of our CSX rail corridor still shows quite a bit of snow but not enough to have a negative impact on the trains running on time, getting to where they need to go.

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Highway 150/East Church Street heading east, out of town looking toward Walmart and beyond, to Crouse and to Lincoln County. Again – all clear thanks to the hard work of all road crews!

Highway 150/W. Church Street in Cherryville just outside the town’s Food Lion grocery store. The roadways look pretty clear here thanks to the great work by the city, county, and state crews cleaning it off for drivers. (photos by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

The entrance to the Cherryville Golf and Country Club. It too looks pretty clear and accessible.


Looking at the peaceful snow scene of the links at the Cherryville Golf and Country Club, as seen from Hwy. 150.



From Page1 While dangerous travel conditions were anticipated with this third winter storm of the year, state crews had already been treating the roads and highways in the eastern and central aprts of the state. In a media release, State Transportation Secretary J. Eric Boyette said he and his people were “…getting ready for this storm. You need to be ready, too. Get prepared because once this storm hits, road conditions will quickly deteriorate, and you’ll need to stay off the roads.” Boyette noted the storm was the second

winter storm to hit North Carolina in less than a week and the third storm of 2022. In the state’s media release, it was noted that “…nearly 800 NCDOT employees and contract crews” worked or were preparing to treat roads for the storm. NCDOT and its contractors had more than 300 trucks and graders ready to work on roads through the weekend, it was reported and NCDOT employees had also “… readied their chainsaws and other heavy equipment” to make sure all were ready to go to cut and remove any downed trees and debris. As of early Thursday afternoon last week, state

and county crews had applied nearly 1 million gallons of brine in central and eastern North Carolina and had restocked supplies of salt and sand to treat roads after the snow and freezing rain starts. For information about the work NCDOT does before, during and after winter storms, please visit the NCDOT: Winter Storms web page. For real-time travel information in lieu of the next impending winter storm or emergency, visit, or follow NCDOT on social media.


How to Recognize a Mini-Stroke and What to Do Dear Savvy Senior, How can a person know if they’ve had a minor stroke? My 72-year-old mother had a spell a few weeks ago where she suddenly felt dizzy for no apparent reason and had trouble walking and speaking, but it went away, and she seems fine now. Concerned Son Dear Concerned, The way you’re describing it, it’s very possible that your mom had a “ministroke” also known as a transient ischemic attack (TIA), and if she hasn’t already done so she needs to see a doctor as soon as possible. Each year, around 250,000 Americans have a mini-stroke, but less than half of them realize what’s happening. That’s because the symptoms are usually fleeting – lasting only a few minutes, up to an hour or two – causing most people to ignore them or brush them off as no big deal. But anyone who has had a mini-stroke is much more likely to have a full-blown stroke, which can cause long-term paralysis, impaired memory, loss of

speech or vision, and even death. A mini-stroke is caused by a temporary blockage of blood flow to the brain and can be a warning sign that a major stroke may soon be coming. That’s why mini-strokes need to be treated like emergencies. Who’s Vulnerable? A person is more likely to suffer a TIA or stroke if they are overweight or inactive, have high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol or diabetes. Other factors that boost the risks are age (over 60), smoking, heart disease, atrial fibrillation and having a family history of stroke. Men also have a greater risk for stroke than women, and African Americans and Hispanics are at higher risk than those of other races. Warning Signs The symptoms of a mini-stroke are the same as those of a full-blown stroke, but can be subtle and shortlived, and they don’t leave any permanent damage. They include any one or combination of the following:

• Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm, or leg, especially on one side of the body. • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding. • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes. • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination. • Sudden, severe headache with no known cause. The easiest way to identify a stroke is to use the F.A.S.T. test to identify the symptoms. F (Face): Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop? A (Arm): Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward? S (Speech): Ask the person to say a simple sentence. Is their speech slurred? T (Time): If you observe any of these signs of stroke, call 911. Get Help If these warning signs sound like what happened to your mom, but they went away, she needs to go to the emergen-

cy room or nearby stroke center. If the doctor suspects a TIA, he or she will run a series of tests to determine what caused it and assess her risk of a future stroke. Once the cause has been determined, the goal of treatment is to correct the abnormality and prevent a full-blown stroke. Depending on the cause(s), her doctor may prescribe medication to reduce the tendency for blood to clot or may recommend surgery or a balloon procedure (angioplasty). For more information on mini-strokes and how to recognize one, visit the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association at 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.