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Wednesday, February 23, 2022


Piedmont Lithium updates Council at Feb. 14 regular session by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

At the Feb. 11 retirement ceremony for Capt. Chris “Pudge” Cash, held at the Cherryville Fire Department, Assistant Chief Colby Heffner, Mayor H.L. Beam, III, and retired CFD fire chief Jeff Cash all pose with the man of the hour, Chris “Pudge” Cash as he poses with a signed photo of the word, “Retired” spelled out using captured images, forming the letters of the word. (photo by MEP/The Eagle)

CFD Capt. Chris “Pudge” Cash retires after 36 years of service Began serving his community as a Junior Firefighter while at CHS by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

Cherryville Fire Department Captain Chris “Pudge” Cash has decided – after more than three decades of selfless

service to his beloved hometown – to retire. Cash, younger brother to retired Chief Jeff Cash, started his career in the fire service, he said, as a young lad while he was still in high school. “I started in 1984 at Hugh’s Pond Volunteer Fire Department when I was 16, then went to Cherryville’s Fire Department,” he said. “(The late) Joe Vandyke was

the chief then and it was him that developed the junior firefighter program.” “Pudge” graduated from CHS in 1985 and never looked back, so far as getting more firmly entrenched in the career he loves so much, and getting to serve others is, for him, just more icing on the professional cake. Serving others in the fire services runs in the family as See CASH, Page 2

City Council held their Monday night, Feb. 14 regular session and, after approving the minutes from previous meetings, kicked things off with an update from Piedmont Lithium (PL) spokesperson, Malissa Gordon. Gordon said she had two quick updates for Council on how things were progressing with their State Mining permit processes, which, she added, “…are still under review.” Gordon noted that after they get through the State Mining permit processes there will still be further rounds, as many as four altogether possibly, the company will have to go through. Gordon also mentioned a PL donation to the Cherryville High School Education Foundation that she said will help students and teachers greatly, adding that they also are working with Gaston College and their Apprentice Program as well as how to direct CHS

In this file photo from November 2021, the Cherryville City Council members listen as a citizen (off-camera) talks about an important issue they want to see addressed by the Council. (Eagle/CF Media file photo) students to that same program. “We are expecting to get out a joint press release next week on that,” she said. Council was asked to consider upset bids on a city-owned lot on the corner of W. Main and Mulberry Streets. City Manager Brian Dalton said, “The council voted to accept the offer to sell the lot to Cherryville Main Street LLC for $30,000. This property will be converted to a parking lot in the future.” Chamber of Commerce

Board of Directors chairman Pete Craft gave the 2021 End-of-Year Chamber report to Council noting they had two ribbon cuttings, two dedications and groundbreakings, and two virtual seminars; took part in a number of school- and business-related events as well as a number of school partnerships, all positively highlighting the Cherryville community. The Chamber’s Festivals Committee also assisted with or took part in seven Cherryville festivals and holiday-themed events. See COUNCIL, Page 2

Tuesday, Feb. 15, Coach Scott Harrill, of the basketball Ironmen, was presented with plaque made from old Nixon Gym flooring bearing the inscription celebrating his milestone 400 wins, making him the winningest basketball coach in Gaston County (and CHS) history.

CHS’ Coach Harrill humbled by his 400th basketball win Credits God, family, coaching staff and all the players he coached for milestone by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

Gaston County’s, and CHS’, winningest basketball coach – Scott Harrill – is like a mirror in that when the sun of a milestone like 400 wins shines on him, he directs the bright light of it back to shine on others. Others like God; like

his family, like his fellow coaches, and like all the many hoops players he has had the privilege to coach through the years. And he is a very humble, spiritual man, who knows he isn’t perfect, but one who really, REALLY enjoys playing the game of basketball and teaching others how to be good at it, and at the game of life. The Eagle caught up with Coach recently and asked him the age-old journalistic question: how did it feel to get that 400th win? The answer wasn’t surprising at all; it was typical Coach Harrill. “It really felt like any other game, in the sense of you prepare so much for each

game, you don’t think as much about the win total over everything else. I know God has truly blessed us so much here. Faith, family, and basketball really has to be what we live by.” He continued, “It feels good knowing how blessed we have been at Cherryville. My relationship with God keeps me grounded and focused on trying my best to have a servant’s attitude. We (Coach Tate, Coach Griggs, and Coach Black) all work as one. This one is for all of us. These three men are also great men of faith that we can share with.” Coach Harrill noted also, “It is great to reflect on the See HARRILL, Page 9

Bright orange paint on the arched girder supports of the new Cherryville Family YMCA’s ceiling give a nice “pop”, getting your attention and moving your eyes upward. The look has an antique, yet chic industrial feel to it, but manages to be spacious and avant-garde all at the same time. (photo by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

Cherryville Family “Y’s” new digs coming along nicely New location a “hop, skip, and a jump” around the corner, on Mountain Street by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

The Cherryville Family YMCA’s new digs looks to be coming along nicely, and if all goes according to plans, they hope to be open very, very soon. That is certainly the hope

and dream of Gaston County YMCA CEO Sharon Padgett, who said on Tuesday, Feb. 15, in a brief tour of the new building, located in what used to be the old Chrysler/Plymouth dealership building, then the Tropical Tanning building, on Mountain Street. The new “Y”, she said, will have all of the member amenities and work-out gear as did their former “Y”, but will have it and more in a more spacious building, with more parking for the members and guests, as well as staff.


Kevin Wilson (COO) and Padgett also noted there will be more room for their exercise equipment, all their cardio machines, their free weights and their Selectorized machines. The offices and restrooms will be in the front of the building, along with showers for the members. In the back will be, said Mrs. Padgett, space for their senior programs, such as Silver Sneakers, as well as room to expand when they begin See Y, Page 6


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The Cherryville Eagle

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Melinda Houser Yount CHERRYVILLE – Melinda Kay Houser Yount, 79, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022 at Atrium Health – Cleveland, in Shelby. Melinda was born in Gaston County, N.C., on Oct. 20, 1942, daughter of the late Jack Houser and Nora Belle Gates Houser. She was retired from Gaston County Schools and worked at Cherryville Elementary School as a teacher’s assistant. Melinda was a member of First United Methodist Church in Cherryville. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Teresa Kay Yount. Survivors include a son, Greg Yount and wife, Wendy of Asheville; a daughter, Traci Yount of Vale; four grandchildren, Alec Yount (Emily) of Morganton; Colin Yount of Atlanta, GA; Sloane Yount of Asheville; and Madison Wright (Dustyn) of Lincolnton. Visitation was from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m., on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022 at First United Methodist Church of Cherryville. A Celebration of Life Service was held at 3 p.m., on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022 at First United Methodist Church with Pastor Zack Christy, and Rev. Randy Heffner officiating. The family had a private burial at City Memorial Cemetery in Cherryville. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 601 N. Pink St., Cherryville, NC, 28021, or to the American Cancer Society, 1901 Brunswick Ave., #100, Charlotte, NC, 28207. A guest register is available at Stamey – Cherryville Funeral Home & Cremation Service served the Yount family.

The family of Pudge and Danya Cash are (L-R): Travis Cash; Jacob Harrell; Lanie Cash; the man of the hour, Chris “Pudge” Cash; his wife, Danya; Lawson Harkey; Mallory Harkey; and Chase Cheatum. (photos by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media or provided)

Chris “Pudge” Cash and wife, Danya, are show holding the framed “RETIRED” photo.

Capt. Chris “Pudge” Cash in action, turnout gear and all!

After he is presented with his Captain’s helmet, Pudge thanks AC Heffner and everyone who came by to wish him well at his retirement ceremony.

■ POLICE ARRESTS 2-12: Sequoia Nakelle McClurkin, 31, 514 North Dr., Cherryville; Three (3) counts of a WSOJ. Taken into custody w/o incident and released on a written promise. 2-13: Eric Burgess, Jr., 44, 105 Black Ave., Cherryville; one count each felony AWDW on a government official (CPD officer); flee/ elude arrest in an M/V; possessing methamphetamine; and WSOJ (possession of a Schedule II controlled substance; operating an M/V at a speed in excess of 35-mph in a 25-mph zone; and one count each misdemeanor possession of marijuana up to ½ ounce; possession of drug paraphernalia; failure to give info/aid to person injured; DWLR; and a WSOJ (drug possession). $60,000 secured bond. 2-13: Christopher Haisten; 40, 1763 Windy Rush Ln., Gastonia; misdemeanor domestic violence and DR/ allow registration plate not displayed. Bond type/amt. not listed on report. Vehicle left at scene and secured. 2-13: Alvin Dorain Phelps, 31, 309 S. Mountain St., Cherryville; expired registration plate and two (2) counts misdemeanor possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance and DWLR. No bond type/amt. noted on report. 2-14: Danny Lynn Pennington, Jr., 42, 304 White

St., Cherryville; one count each misdemeanor assault on a female and RDO. $10,000 secured bond. 2-15: Johnny Dean Willis, 26, 702 Old Stubbs Rd., Cherryville; one count each misdemeanor possession of marijuana (more than ½ ounces, but less than 1 & ½ ounces); possession of marijuana paraphernalia; and speeding. $1,500 unsecured bond. 2-15: Anquavius Sentel Littlejohn, 33, 304 Doc Wehunt Rd., Cherryville, was arrested at 4060 Union Rd., Gastonia, by GCPD officers on three (3) counts of an OFA (contempt of court/perjury/ court violation). INCIDENTS 2-9: A Cherryville woman reports larceny by listed suspect who took her Skye device tablet, valued at $200, from her residence. Case is active. 2-10: Cherryville woman reports intimidation by unnamed suspect who made threats. Case is active and under further investigation. 2-12: CPD officer reports AWDW on a government official (CPD arresting officer); flee/elude arrest w/MV; possession of methamphetamine; possession of marijuana up to ½ ounce; possession of drug paraphernalia; failure to give info/aid to injured person; DWLR; operate a motor ve-

hicle at speed in excess of 35mph in a 25-mph zone; WSOJ (possession of a Schedule II controlled substance); and WSOJ (possession of drugs) by listed suspect who assaulted an officer and fed in a motor vehicle. Minor injuries reported. Seized: 1.5 grams of methamphetamine; 3.5 grams of marijuana; one scale; one grinder; and one glass pipe. Closed/cleared by arrest. 2-13: Cherryville woman reports violation of a 50B order and WSOJ/domestic violence on listed suspect who had the outstanding warrant. Closed/cleared by arrest. 2-13: CPD officer reports possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance and DWLR by listed suspect who was driving w/a revoked OL and possesses listed narcotics. Closed/cleared by arrest. Seized: 18 dosage units of Alprazolam. 2-14: Cherryville woman and CPD officer report assault on a female and RDO by listed suspect who struck victim in the face and refused to put his hands behind his back upon arrest. Minor injuries reported. Closed/cleared by arrest. 2-15: Cherryville man reports damage to property by unknown person(s) who damaged cables for security cameras. Est. damages: $200 (camera wiring). Case is active and under further investigation.

2-15: CPD officer reports possession of marijuana (more than ½ ounce); possession of marijuana paraphernalia; and speeding by listed suspect who sped and possessed listed narcotics and paraphernalia. Seized: 33.2 grams of marijuana; two (2) marijuana pipes; one metal grinder; and one digital scale. Closed/cleared by arrest. 2-16: Cherryville Country Club reports B&E by unknown person(s) who broke into their maintenance building and took listed items. Stolen: two (2) chainsaws, and a backpack blower ($1,500) and a damaged Master lock. Case is listed aas “inactive”. 2-17: On Feb. 6, GCPD officers reported closing/ clearing by arrest a misdemeanor drug/narcotic violation at 116 Sedyewood Ln., Cherryville. WRECKS 2-14: A vehicle driven by Sonja Black Hoyle, 83, 115 W. Main St., Cherryville, and a vehicle driven by Bobby Ray Fisher, 41, 103 Blue Sky Cir., Shelby, collided, with minor damages to both vehicles on Lincolnton Hwy., Cherryville. No injuries reported.

CASH From Page 1 Chris, his older brother, Jeff, a couple of uncles, a number of sons and cousins, and, well, you get the picture… have all chosen to, some way, somehow, get active and help folks by being firefighters either in Cherryville, Shelby, Charlotte, or other towns nearby. Pudge had his retirement ceremony on Friday, Feb. 11, and many of his family, friends, and fellow smoke-eaters came by during the 3 to 5 p.m. “drop-in” event just to say a kind word and to wish him well in his retirement. Mayor H.L. Beam, III said probably what was on just about everyone’s mind that day when he said, “I’m gonna miss him! He’s one of the good ones!” Mayor Beam talked about Pudge’s well-known humorous made-up awards and their presentations during the annual CFD Awards and Christmas Banquet, saying that he always made people laugh. Presenting Pudge with his Captain’s helmet was Assistant Fire Chief Coby Heffner. Said AC Heffner, “Pudge was my first (fire) captain, and he has meant a lot to me over the years I have been here.” This brought a tear or three to Pudge’s eyes as he remembered how young Colby came up in the ranks, first as a junior firefighter, then a Driver/Engineer, then later moving through the ranks to eventually become the Assistant Chief upon Jason Wofford becoming Fire Chief.

COUNCIL From Page 1 In closing, Mr. Craft said, “We helped gain sponsors to help pay for $3,000 of the city’s fireworks display since there was an unforeseen increase in the price of fireworks due to COVID-19 and container ships coming over from China. We didn’t use any of the city’s budget for the Christmas events. We raised enough sponsors to where it was not needed.” Mr. Dalton also noted that Mr. Matt Mauney was selected to be the ETJ member on the planning board. In his letter to the Council P&Z Director Derrick Mackey noted that Mauney, “…is familiar with local govern-

Capt. Chris “Pudge” Cash’s helmet. Of Colby, Pudge said, “One of the greatest parts of my job was to see this young man become the young man he is today. I got to train him and my son, Travis, and my nephews, Chad and Quentin, as well as many others.” He continued, “It has been an honor and a pleasure to serve with everyone of the men and women here. I am going to miss all of you!” Of his retirement, Pudge said, “It’s going to be a big change for me.” Chris said he will continue to work at his uncle Hugh Eaker’s business, Eaker Car Ports (aka Eaker Enterprises) and enjoy spending time with his wife, Danya, and their family. The two met through work, said Pudge, in 2011, and they have four children: Travis Cash (a Charlotte firefighter with Engine Co. #12); Lanie Cash (an RN, who plans to marry her fiancé, Jacob Harrell in March); Lawson Harkey; and Mallory Harkey. Mallory’s boyfriend, Chase Cheatum, was there congratulating Pudge on his retirement as well. ment and was once employed with (the) Cherryville Police Department.” Mauney, he added, “…is employed with Duke Energy” and – said Mr. Mackey – “… would be an asset to the (P&Z) Board.” In other Council news, Mr. Dalton noted that a special use permit was approved by City Council for the property at 126 W. Main St. “This special use permit will allow Cherryville Main Street LLC to put a total of eight apartments in the building,” he said. Also, Johnny Brown (Brown Allstate) and Casey Sipe (Modern Printing) were selected by City Council to serve on the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Lastly, the February Work Session was cancelled for Feb. 22, 2022.

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Gaston pageant winners crowned for 2022 Six young women to represent region in this summer’s Miss North Carolina competition

The Pageant winners – 2022, from left to right, are: Miss Mount Holly 2022 Andersen Raines, Miss Gastonia 2022 Sharidan Costner, and Miss Gaston County 2022 Bailey Beam.

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palachian State University, she is majoring in hospitality and tourism management and currently pursuing employment opportunities in Charlotte. For the talent competition, she presented a character monologue. Her community service project focuses on Career and Technical Education programs in schools. ▪ Miss Mount Holly’s Outstanding Teen 2022 is Zoe Gambino. She is the 15-year-old daughter of James and Randi Wilde of Mount Holly. A student at East Gaston High School, her college plans include attending Western Carolina University to participate in the university’s music program and pursue a degree in sports medicine; she eventually wants to become an athletic trainer for the NFL. For the talent competition, she performed a selection on the clarinet. Her community service project focuses on domestic violence prevention. As Gaston County’s titleholders for 2022, the six young women will make public appearances, promote

their community service project, and compete for the Miss North Carolina and Miss North Carolina’s Outstanding Teen titles in June. The state competition is set for June 23-25 at the High Point Theater. In the Miss division, the list of contestants included Deoveune Chappell, Bailey Clayton, Olivia Taggart, Rebecca DeMar (runner-up), and Deanna Glenn (congeniality winner). The Outstanding Teen contestants included Morgan Kimrey, Natalie Dail (runner-up), Hailey McClellan, and Savannah Royals. The Miss division is open to young women ages 19-26 who live, work, or attend school in Gaston and nine surrounding counties. The Outstanding Teen division is for young women ages 13-18 who are North Carolina residents; the teen contestants do not have to live in a particular county to enter. The Miss Gastonia Scholarship Association sponsored the pageant. The contestants competed for $218,700 in cash and in-kind scholar-

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Job seekers and employers throughout the region will connect at a Career Expo hosted by Venture Church in Dallas at 800 E. Main St., on Wednesday, Feb. 23, from 3 to 8 p.m. More than 20 employers from Gaston, Lincoln, and Cleveland counties, as well as Charlotte, are already on tap for the event, noted Venture Church lead pastor Austin Rammell. Said Rev. Rammell, “The idea for the job fair grew from hearing about the needs in the local community. Some businesses have had to close down because they can’t hire enough people.” Rammell continued, “And, we see lots of people who need a job or want a better job. Our Career Expo is a way to help both.” Pastor Rammell said he’s expecting a wide variety of employers from across the region seeking employees for positions from entry level to management. “Both Caromont and Charlotte Dentistry will be here,” he said, adding, “And, we’re hosting industrial employers, government agencies, colleges, and employment agencies.”

According to Rammell, onsite will be industrial employers Price Brothers, SC Johnson, and Sonitrol, as well as Cintas Rankin Components, Mannington Floors, and Rochling. “We’re also featuring locally-owned industries like FleetNet and Rankin Industries,” Rammell added. Employment agencies HTI Employment Solutions and Personnel Services Unlimited will offer a wide variety of opportunities. In the government sector, the church is expecting Gaston County and the Gastonia Police Department, as well as the TSA from Charlotte. Rounding out the field thus far will be Gardner-Webb University and Gaston College. As a further incentive for job seekers, the church will offer free meals at onsite food trucks for those who check in. Proceeds from employer registrations will go to the Boys and Girls Club of America – Dallas. More information is available at the church’s social media sites or by calling (704) 922-3763.


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donation. ▪ Miss Gaston County’s Outstanding Teen 2022 is Morgan Wuest. She is the 17-year-old daughter of Frank and KK Wuest of Hickory. A homeschooled student, her college plans include attending Catawba Valley Community College and Appalachian State University to pursue a degree in chemistry. For the talent competition, she performed a selection on the viola. Her service project focuses on the importance of involving youth in community-based activities. ▪ Miss Mount Holly 2022 is Andersen Raines. She is the 22-year-old daughter of Brannon and LeeAnn Raines of Midland. A senior at Ap-


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emcee, Delores Cox directed the pageant, and Cathy Layton-Aupied served as the producer/choreographer. A highlight of the program was the presentation of the Key to the City to Miss Mount Holly by city councilman David Moore. During his presentation, Moore complimented Hagerty on her time of service and for finishing as the first runner-up to Miss North Carolina 2021. For more information and to keep up with the 2022 titleholders, visit www. or find the “Miss Gastonia Organization” on Facebook.

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Six young women have been crowned to represent the Gaston region in the 2022 Miss North Carolina and Miss North Carolina’s Outstanding Teen competitions. The Miss Gastonia/Miss Gaston County/Miss Mount Holly competition was held on Jan. 8, at Stuart W. Cramer High School. At the end of the program, six young women emerged from a field of 15 contestants as winners. They are: ▪ Miss Gastonia 2022 is Sharidan Costner. She is the 19-year-old daughter of Sheldon and Sharon Costner of Gastonia. A graduate of Forestview High School, she is a student at Winston-Salem State University where she is pursuing a degree in exercise science. For the talent competition, she performed a tap dance routine. Her community service project focuses on offering support and bringing joy to children who are hospitalized. ▪ Miss Gastonia’s Outstanding Teen 2022 is Lorelei Elberson. She is the 15-year-old daughter of Scotty and Kristen Elberson of Denton. A student at South Davidson High School, her college plans include attending Columbia University to obtain a degree in pre-medicine; she wants to become an anesthesiologist. For the talent competition, she presented a speed painting demonstration. Her community service project focuses on the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. ▪ Miss Gaston County 2022 is Bailey Beam. She is the 24-year-old daughter of Scott and Sherri Beam of Lincolnton. She is a graduate of Lincolnton High School and Lenoir-Rhyne University where she earned a degree in vocal performance/ sacred music; she currently works as a children’s ministry director. For the talent competition, she performed a vocal selection. Her community service project focuses on the importance of organ

ships. Toyota of Gastonia, Hagans Real Estate of Kings Mountain, and the City of Mount Holly presented the $1,000 scholarships for Miss Gastonia, Miss Gaston County, and Miss Mount Holly. Belmont Abbey College, Gardner-Webb University, Gaston College, and Paul Mitchell – The School in Gastonia provided in-kind scholarships. The pageant featured outgoing 2020-2021 titleholders Julia DeSerio, Miss Gastonia; Keelie Jones, Miss Gastonia’s Outstanding Teen; Mariana Linares, Miss Gaston County; Lexi Foy, Miss Gaston County’s Outstanding Teen; and Anne Marie Hagerty, Miss Mount Holly. Todd Hagans was the

The Eagle incorrectly identified Mrs. Jill Parker-Puett and Mr. Jim Quinlan in an article in the Wednesday, Feb. 16 edition. Her correct title is American Legion Auxiliary President for the Department of North Carolina. The Department President has Projects for which they raise money across the State of North Carolina. The President

of Cherryville Unit 100 is Lynette Christensen. Jim Quinlan is the Department of North Carolina Commander, not of Shelby Post 82. He is a member of Post 82. We apologize for the misidentification. As always, we thank Mrs. Puett and Mr. Quinlan for all the hard work they do for our veterans and the communities in which they live.

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The Cherryville Eagle

Wednesday, February 23, 2022



Success is the sum of small efforts - repeated day in and day out. – Robert Collier

Officer Barney Fife – a blast from the past! The wife their reand I were in spective another town in vehicles western N.C. a yelling while back and for said at a shopping young mall doing the ladies to “Looky-loo” ‘…show thing when we us your spied something hands, in their parking show lot as we were us your leaving that hands’, made us scratch then By Michael Powell our heads and ‘Now, wonder how get out we came to this sad preof the vehicle. NOW!’, dicament in our great I can’t help but wonder country. how we came to this sad I don’t know why I state of affairs in our great said what I said next, country when it takes but I opened my mouth a passle of policemen and asked her, “OMG! or women just to corral WWBFD?” She laughed and arrest two little-bitty and asked me, “What in gals who look scared to the name of stupid anadeath? So, the first thing grams is WWBFD?” that popped into my old“Well,” says I, “… man’s brain was ‘What since we’re sitting here in would Barney Fife do?’” this parking lot watching Barney Fife. Now, four police vehicles surthere’s a blast from the round a tiny little Smart past! Car with two smallMany no doubt reish-looking teen girls in member the always it, the police wig-wag humorous Deputy Fife, lights blazing, and three right? He of the Mayberry of the officers outside PD fame? And his some-

times equally humorous buddy, Gomer Pyle, then later on Goober? And, of course, their long-suffering best buddy, Sheriff Andy Taylor? I mean, who could forget them, growing up in the 60s and 70s? If you have forgotten them, shame on you! Anyway, as we sat and watched the aforementioned drama unfolding in real-time, I was struck by how ‘Barn’, as Andy called him back then, would have reacted to whatever this situation called for. Would he have fumbled around in his shirt pocket for that one bullet Andy entrusted to his care, just for a case such as this (scared and confused teen girls in a car that could have passed for a circus clown car), pulled over and shaken down by the local constabulary for whatever reason; said reason surely not meriting this level of law enforcement intervention, unless (of course) they were nuke-toting terrorists!

I’m pretty sure the car we saw them in, which was barely able to contain them, could hold them and a small thermonuclear device. Just saying... I honestly don’t know how all that SNAFU ended as we had to leave and head back home to Cherryville. I can only hope it was resolved with little to no bloodshed. I can’t help but wonder though, had ole Barn been there and had that one bullet loaded in his revolver, which I’m sure had a name though it escapes me at the moment, if he would have either accidentally blown off his own foot; shot a hole into either the clown car or one of its tires, or (hor-

rors!) one of the young ladies. Cripes! What a scary thought. All those young law officers looked a little more together than ole Barn might have been in their situation, but still… one wonders after all. I kept watching the nightly talking heads news-type shows for this part of the state but saw nothing so, again, I can only hope and pray things were resolved to a better end than what we saw as we drove away. I’ve said all that to say this, I guess. Our law enforcement men and women of today are better trained than at anytime ever in this great land’s history, in spite of what has happened

recently and trumpeted by the left-leaning mainstream media. As a rule, they don’t cave in to knee jerk reactionism and, for the most part, do their jobs well and with everyone’s safety in mind. I mean, if we continue to bust all the good ones up, they might just say, “To heck with it!” and quit. Then I guess we will get what we deserve – a bunch of doofuses that put on a uniform, a badge and a gun, and cram that one bullet in their front pocket, nervously waiting to use it on the next clown car full of goofy, scared citizens. Ole Barn! Ya gotta love him!

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You can at least say “howdy…” “Howdy” was a common everyday word where I grew up. Raised on old Stidham, now known as Milo Road, in rural Appalachia, I spent a lot of time at my Grandpa and Grandma Hinkle’s Glenn Mollette Guest Editorial store. People came and went, buying gasoline, sandwich meat, snacks, or groceries for the week. There were cane bottom chairs in the store. Often people would sit and chat for a while. Regardless of how many times during the week I walked down the road to that store, the opening salutation was typically, “howdy.” People were in and out of the Hinkle store doing business. A family member was often coming or going because my grandparents had raised 10 children and there were many grandchildren who frequented the Hinkle business. Often, family members were buying a soda pop or just stopping in to say “howdy.” We grew up on Milo Road speaking to most everyone who came and went. When a car drove by, we usually waved even though we didn’t always know them. At family or church gatherings we typically talked to everyone for a minute or two and shook hands or hugged a few people. The only time I can remember our family being speechless was when 15 or 20 of us were sitting on the porch and a man from New York City pulled up in an older car. My grandpa had received an advertisement in the mail about a great used car he could buy for $500. He ordered the car to surprise my grandma and we were all really surprised when this man pulled

in front of the store in an old beat-up looking car. He had driven the car from New York City, which was a long drive on those roads back then. After being drop-jaw stunned silent for a few minutes, everyone loosened up and eventually started talking to the man who was just doing a job but now had to get back to New York. By this time, some of us were chuckling just a little. A couple of the family members took the guy over to Kermit, West Virginia, to catch a Greyhound bus to begin his long journey back home. A part of American culture has been hand shaking and embracing those we know. A part of most American religious gatherings has been shaking hands. One church I attended insisted on everybody hugging each other. COVID-19 has impacted our world with death, sickness and business failures. The distancing for many of us continues to be tough. We wear our masks and seldom know who else is in the grocery store. We’re fearful of going to the funeral home to honor and respect the deceased. Shaking hands or embracing anyone anywhere is typically totally not welcome. Many holiday parties of large gatherings were fewer over the past holidays. People don’t want to be sick and so the distancing continues. We do have the telephone, social media and email which helps us at least stay connected. However, please keep in mind, when you do recognize someone at the grocery or any public place you may not feel comfortable embracing or shaking hands, but you can still convey a greeting and kindness by at least saying “howdy.”

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What is your favorite type of weather or season? Has anyone school was ever asked you out and they to name your could spend favorite type of a lot of time weather or your playing ball. favorite season? There were I know my dad other boys liked summer in our neighbecause he borhood By Anne S. Haynes liked to plant who met at a garden and our house to watch it grow and gather play baseball on summer all of the vegetables. My days. My brothers also husband, Tommy does liked walking through our the same thing now. He woods and seeing all of is a fantastic gardener, the wildlife living there. and the food he grows is Admittedly, I have a great. difficult time narrowing My mom loved spring in on just one season to and fall weather. She pick for a favorite. I can loved the cool breezes find good things in every and the warm air that was season that God made. not too hot. She loved all For example, spring has of the beautiful flowers cool mornings and bright that start blooming in the sunshine with flowers spring as well. She grew blooming and light rain up on a cotton farm in showers. Cleveland County, and I Summer is fun for me know she was glad when as an educator because that gigantic task was that is when my vacation done in the summer. time rolls around. When I know my brothers I was teaching full time, liked summer because I loved to have time to

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travel to the beach or the mountains. I also loved the time to work in the yard or just sleep late and relax. Of course, I also love the fall, or autumn. I graduated from Appalachian State University in Boone, and it is one of the prettiest places anywhere when the leaves turn their beautiful red and golden colors. And speaking of Boone, the winter snow has to be mentioned. I went to college there prepared for the snow, but amazingly enough I was not snowed in there in Boone. However, I was snowed in at home one time. One of my college professors thought that was hilarious. I do like snow so that means I am also a fan of winter. I know people have their favorite seasons, but like I said before, God created each one. And His creation is awesome!

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Be encouraged this season to ‘Spring’ into action out God’s holy word As we for your life and reflect on through His holy what is word be stirred to to come make change in through during this season A s h of hope. I encourage Wednesyou to pray and be day and moved by the Spirit move into of God to receive the the spring Lord Jesus Christ as season of REV. KEITH HUSS our Lord, Master 2022, I Mt Zion Baptist Church Cherryville and King if this is a would like decision which you to take a moment to encourage ev- have not made. I encourage you to go eryone to think about what it means to call yourself beyond a decision and a true believer in Christ make a profession of faith in the name of Jesus Christ Jesus! I encourage you to seek as Savior. Then through

faith, be moved to follow the example of Jesus Christ seeking baptism in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. From this point, I pray that you find a church home in Cherryville and make every effort to assemble with brothers and sisters in Christ, being joyful in praise to the Lord, as you bond with one another, becoming one body in Christ. I encourage you to grow in spirit and walk together with others in this community in Christian love. I encourage you to strive

for the advancement of the body of the church in knowledge and holiness. I encourage you to further engage in studying diligently the word of God and educate your children to seek salvation as you walk in faith by being the living examples of Christ and how He lived life. I encourage this community to help watch over and care for each other as we stir up this community to do good works for each other and for our Lord. I encourage everyone to grow closer together as a community making our

aim to guard each other’s reputation, not needlessly exposing the faults of others, all the while bearing one another’s burdens and sorrows in the love of Christ Jesus. I encourage you to be slow to give or take offense, but always ready for reconciliation with your neighbors as you seek to live a life that will glorify God in every way. I encourage you to be stirred by the spirit of God and lift this community up as we together become the shining light of Christ in a world that is truly in need

of a risen Savior! I pray that we, the people of Cherryville, N.C., will allow God to overwhelm us with His Spirit, change us with His power and make us the best community in this state and this great nation that we live in. Then, after much personal reflection, may change come for you during this season of life. I pray that together we the people will ‘Spring’ into action for Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

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Oak Grove Baptist Church 219 Tot Dellinger Road, Cherryville Anthony Grove Baptist Church 100 Anthony Grove Road Crouse, NC 704-435-6001 Bess Chapel United Methodist Church 6073 Flay Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-7969 Bethlehem United Methodist Church 6753 NC 182 Highway Cherryville, NC 704-435-1608 Blessed Hope Baptist Church 3357 Fallston-Waco Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-8530 Body of Christ Fellowship Center 405 S. Cherokee Street Cherryville, NC Calvary Way Holiness Church 1017 Second Street Cherryville, NC Pastor Clifton Morgan Cherryville Church of God 810 East Main Street Cherryville, NC 704-435-2275 Cherryville Missionary Methodist Church 318 W. Ballard Street Cherryville, NC 704-435-6934 Emmanuel Baptist Church 1155 Marys Grove Church Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-5764 • 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

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(4th and Final part of “The Good Life” Series) Sometimes while driving to work in the mornings I listen to the radio station. One day while driving, I heard a story that really touched my heart. It was about a 12 year-old boy who found out about some children who had lost everything in a fire. Compassion DANYALE PATTERSON overtook him to the point that he gave every toy and piece of clothing he had, even the shoes he was wearing. His mother asked him why he had so many bags of things to give away. He replied, “Mom, I have everything and these kids have nothing.” Wow! What a big heart this young man had! I believe that he tapped into a biblical, spiritual principle from Acts 20:35 (AMP). Apostle Paul states, “In everything I showed you [by example] that by working hard in this way you must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He Himself said, ‘It is more blessed [and brings greater joy] to give than to receive.” Everything Counts If we compare ourselves with other people, it can hinder us from giving what we have to offer because we think that we don’t have enough or that we are inadequate. However, all of us have something of value to give to others that can benefit them and bring them joy. For example, you may be good at cooking, while someone else can buy a meal for someone; both acts of kindness benefited the person. Maybe someone can put $200 dollars in a card, but you only have $20 dollars. As long as you are a cheerful giver, and you give from your heart what you have, you will find that your life will be filled with so much happiness. As you serve and lend a hand to others with your time, talent, and treasures - you become God’s hands extended in the earth. 2 Corinthians 8:12 (NLT) states, “Whatever you give is acceptable if you give it eagerly. And give according to what you have, not what you don’t have.” PRAY THIS PRAYER: “Lord, Your word says that If we, being evil, know how to give good gifts to our children, how much more will you, our Father who is in heaven, give what is good to those of us who ask! I thank and praise you for being the ultimate giver. Father, you are the greatest giver because you gave your one and only son, so that whoever believes in him won’t perish, but have everlasting life. Forgive me for being self-centered at times, thinking about what I want to receive instead of what I can give. Forgive me too for complaining about what I don’t have. Help me to remember that what I do have can bless others. May I find great joy in being a blessing to people and glorifying your holy name. 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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work later on the proposed Phase II of the building, located in the large hanger-like space behind the Phase I part of the building. One of the more stunning looks about the new building is the orange-painted metal arched girder work supporting the ceiling, as well as the large plate glass windows

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF GASTON NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 4th day of February, 2022 as Administrator CTA of the Estate of DOROTHY DELLINGER PUNCH; AKA, DOROTHY JEAN PUNCH, deceased, of Gaston County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Nathan Forb, Administrator CTA, on or before the 23rd day of May, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 23rd day of February, 2022. Nathan Forb, Administrator CTA Estate of: Dorothy Dellinger Punch; aka, Dorothy Jean Punch Counsel for the Estate McINTYRE ELDER LAW 233 E. Graham Street Shelby, NC 28150 CE (2/23, 3/02, 09, & 16/2022)

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK In the Matter of the Estate of: ANGELITA H. FOSTER, Deceased EXECUTRIX NOTICE Having qualified on the 3rd day of November, 2021 as Executrix of the Estate of Angelita H. Foster, deceased, late of Gaston County, North Carolina this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Executrix on or before the 25th day of May, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment.

A worker putting a bit of light wood flooring down in the new Cherryville Family YMCA building, on Mountain Street. Wilson said, for his part, “I have been with the YMCA since 2003, and I am excited about all the opportunities this will present for the Cherryville community.” For more information about this or about the Cherryville Family YMCA and how to become a member, call Butch Boyd or Sandy Homesley at (704) 4459622.

Part of the unfinished space in behind the main work-out part of the new Cherryville YMCA building. This are will be used for some of the “Y’s” organization group meetings, such as Silver Sneakers.

These two flooring workers are busy putting down the impact flooring inside the front room, where the exercise equipment will be.







Having qualified on 12th of January, 2022 as Administrator CTA of the Estate of KENNETH RAY CORN, deceased, of Gaston County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, C. Andrew Neisler, Jr., Administrator CTA on or before the 18th day of May, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

Having qualified on 26th of January, 2022 as Executor of the Estate of GERALD GENE WILLIAMS, deceased, of Gaston County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned Gerald Gene Williams II, Executor on or before the 9th day of May, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

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Padgett, adding, “And we are very thankful to Mr. Patrick O’Leary as well for making this happen.” Padgett also said the Cherryville Family YMCA staff and members are happy all this was able to come about. As for when they plan to get in the building, Padgett said they are getting a certificate of occupancy once the work is close to completion then they want to look at getting into the building proper around the end of March; at least that is the current projection, time-wise. Padgett also noted that though they will have a Grand Opening soon, a “soft opening” may be done first, just to let folks come by and see for themselves all the great work that has been done on their Cherryville Family Y’s new digs. “In addition to thanking Mrs. Spurling and Mr. O’Leary,” said Padgett and Wilson, “we also want to mention what a great job the other contractors have done as well; businesses like Alexander Painting; Dellinger Electric; and Beckham Floors, out of Gastonia.”



that let in a great deal of light. “We will miss being on Main Street,” said Mrs. Padgett, “but we are just a hop, skip, and a jump away, literally around the corner, and down a bit.” Vickie Spurling Realty helped the YMCA get the building, noted Padgett, and Spurling Construction is doing the work for the “Y”. “Vickie has been an amazing partner with us in this endeavor,” said Mrs.

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This the 9th day of February, 2022. Roger Levesque Co-Executor Stephen Cruz Co-Executor Counsel for the Estate: PALMER E. HUFFSTETLER, JR. ATTORNEY AT LAW 106 North Cherry Street Cherryville, NC 28021 Telephone: 704-435-4907 CE (2/09, 16, 23 & 3/02/2022)




Having qualified as Co-Executors of the Estate of Roger Joseph Roy, deceased, of Gaston County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned at 106 North Cherry Street, Cherryville, North Carolina, on or before the 9th day of May, 2022, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate will please make immediate payment to the undersigned.


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Both Ironmen varsity squads lose in first round SPC 1A/2A action EG Warriors; BCHS Lady Yellow Jackets move on by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

The CHS Lady Ironmen lost 27-22 in the first round of the SPC 1A/2A playoffs last Tuesday, Feb. 15, to the BCHS Lady Yellow Jackets in a game played at Bessemer City’s gym. On that same night, back at Nixon Gym, the Ironmen varsity men were handed a 51-66 defeat at the hands of a better prepared East Gaston Warriors. The Ironmen had handed the scrappy Warriors two defeats earlier in January and it is to be suppose the East Gaston hoops squad was looking for a little payback, which came in the form of a loss to the CHS men in SPC 1A/2A first round tournament action at the CHS home court of Nixon Gym. The leading scorers for Coach Harrill’s Ironmen were junior Carson Kelly, with 11 points; and senior Jack Mulvey and sophomore Khanye Kennedy, each with 10 points apiece. They were the only Ironmen in double figures for the night. Cooper Sloan and Landon Hahn each had 6 points, followed by Chance Hunt, with 4 points. Rounding out the low scoring night for the Ironmen were Numarius Good and Darrien Floyd, each with 2 points apiece. According to information from the NCHSAA’s 2022 NCHSAA, the Men’s & Women’s Basketball Brackets have been finalized as of Saturday, Feb. 19, with first round games scheduled for the home of the higher seed on Tuesday,

Ironman Jack Mulvey battles for the ball during last Friday night’s tip-off at Nixon Gym against the visiting East Gaston Warriors. (photos by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

CHS roundball player Numarius Good goes up for a shot against the East Gaston Warriors. Feb. 22, 2022. In those first round men’s pairings the #20-seed Ironmen will travel to take on #13-seed Swain County. That game, according to Coach Harrill, is to start at 6 p.m. The State Championships will be held – according to NCHSAA

information – on Saturday, March 12, 2022, at UNC’s Dean E. Smith Center in Chapel Hill and Reynolds Coliseum at NC State University in Raleigh. (Additional information and stats by Susan L. Powell)

Ironman Carson Kelly shoots a foul shot.

Attempting a three-pointer, CHS Ironman Carson Kelly is zoned in on the basket. CHS Ironman Landon Hahn takes aim and attempts a three-pointer.

Ironman Khanye Kennedy shoots one of two foul shots against the East Gaston Warriors at last week’s game.

Carson Kelly goes up for the shot for the Ironmen as teammate, Cooper Sloan looks on.







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FREE FOR COMMUNITY. Community Soup Kitchen, Sat, February 26th, 11 am-2 pm. South Mountain Bluegrass Church, 5533 Casar Rd, Casar. Dine in or Take out.

RETAIL STORE MANAGER. Immediate opening for experienced store manager in a small business setting directing a staff of 20. Successful candidate has good communication skills, enjoys problem solving, has experience in directing, motivating and developing a team, has excellent customer service skills, and is local to the Kings Mountain area. Interested? Send resume to tmnkm@ with “Retail Store Manager” in the subject line (704) 739-5461 tmnkm@

SIDE DOOR SALE CALENDAR 2022. (First Saturday of every month) March 5th, April 2nd, May 7th, June 4th, July no sale, August 6th, September 3rd, October 1st, November 5th, December 3rd, Also Dec 10th. Save 70-90% off retail, next to MIGHTY DOLLAR, Forest CIty.

FULL TIME EXPERIENCED AUTOMOTIVE MECHANIC. Apply In Person at A+ Automotive at 1900 Elizabeth Ave., Shelby, NC (704) 482-0441

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 JANITORIAL/HOUSEKEEPING. Full time and part time janitorial positions in Blacksburg. 1st, 2nd, & 3rd shift available. Pay starts at $14/ hr. Must pass Drug Screen. Call 864-590-7675 for more information. (864) 590-7675 teresachandler77@yahoo. com 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.

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


Q&A WITH BOARD OF EDUCATION CANDIDATES Danny, Annette, and Ronnie at Landmark Baptist Church Fellowship Hall Saturday, March 5th, 2022 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Food and drink items for small purchase. 1724 E. Dixon Blvd, Shelby, NC. Contact # 704-751-2980

EMPLOYMENT SALON BOOTH FOR RENT. Booth and your own area for rent $60 per week in good location on 180 N (704) 6928740 COMPLETE CARE INC. Is seeking CNAs / In Home Aides for Cleveland and Gaston Counties. Apply M-F, 8am-4pm at 404 W. Warren St, Shelby, NC 28150 or call (704) 480-9340 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.

BUSINESS SERVICES WILL CUT GRASS AND YARD WORK. Clover & York, SC area. (803) 627-9867 JIM’S PAINTING SERVICES. Exterior painting only. Free estimates. You will be pleased with our work. We have references. 828-287-9272. 828429-7511. (828) 429-7511 24 HOUR MOBILE MECHANIC. I will come to you to repair any car, lawnmower or tractor. Honest & reliable. (704) 300-2332 GENERAL LAND MANAGEMENT. Bush Hogging, Backhoe & Box Blade Work. “We Do Land Clearing & Cleanup. Driveways and Roads. Tree and Debris Removal. “Reasonable Rates!” Satisfaction Guaranteed! Contact David Gregory at (256) 636-1255

BUSINESS SERVICES TRIPLE D PAINTING, LLC. All your painting needs. Free estimates. Over 25 yrs experience! Framing, facial boards and much more wood work available! Making your home, building or business look new again. (704) 418-5736

AUCTIONS PANDA STORAGE AUCTION PUBLIC SALE. 1:00PM Feb. 25th. Panda Storage, 1301 US Hwy 221., Rutherfordton, NC. Contents of Units: #C20 Willis, #B04 Hamilton, and #A13 Adams For Non-Payment of Storage Rent. (704) 473-7358 andrew.


FOR SALE GREENWORKS PREMIUM ELECTRIC PRESSURE WASHER. 1800 psi, good condition, $60. (704) 7560551 1998 HARLEY DAVIDSON ULTRA CLASSIC. 95th Gold Anniversary Edition. Motorcycle in excellent condition. Burgandy -$9,500. Also, 4 new tires, P-255-70-R18 Bridgestone Dueler tires with rims and center caps. Taken off a Toyato Tundra-$450. 704297-8344. 2 CEMETERY PLOTS $1400 or Best Offer. Westview Gardens-Bessemer City-Floral Gardens section. Seller will pay transfer fee (704) 974-4605 FIREWOOD FOR SALE. Long wheelbase load. Fully loaded. $70.00/load. Delivered. 864-492-4793 or 803627-9408. USED CAMPER TOPS: BUY/SALE/TRADE. Various sizes and styles. 828-9800881. SOLID OAK ROLL TOP DESK. Great condition. $500. Call or text (704) 473-6617 FIREWOOD FOR SALE. Seasoned, green, all types. Dump truck load $250. Pickup load $125, short bed $100. (828) 461-2379

IT’S TIME TO TRIM CREPE MYRTLE TREES. Spreading Mulch or Gravel, minor chainsaw work and storm clean-up. I can do many of your outside chores with over 15 years experience all over Cleveland County and stretching to the Forest City area. Nice, honest, dependable, clean, drugfree, he’s an all around great guy and handyman, so call Rob today and see what I can help you with. 980-295-0750.

ANTIQUE DRESSER. with Big Mirror, Old oil lamps and almost new car seat for baby-1-3 years old. Call for price.704-466-8741.

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

BEAUTIFUL LABRADOODLES Born 11/14/2021 F2’s. No shedding, 2 males, one red, one black. I also have 2 straight haired doddles (reduced pricing) Vet checked and first shots on all. Text for more info. Located in Gaffney (864) 492-2880

ASSORTMENT OF CHILTON REPAIR MANUALS. I have a large assortment of Chilton Auto Repair Manuals. Some are imports and trucks. Some Motor Manuals all are hard back copies. Best Offer! (704) 300-1818 WANT A GARAGE, BARN, WORKSHOP, STORAGE BUILDING? “WE GOT ‘EM” 20’X20’, 24X30’, 30’X60’. LARGE ON SITE DISPLAY. WE DO GRADING, GRAVEL, CONCRETE, POWER, ETC..... TURN KEY. J JOHNSON SALES, FOREST CITY, NC 828-245-5895

12’ FISHING KAYAKS. (1) Nucanoe Frontier 12’ X 48” wide $650. (1) Heritage Angler 12’X 30” $500. Or make offer on both. There are very stable Kayaks. 704-487-1205 FOR SALE Best Offer! Couch excellent Shape, Off White in color $175.00 Round Glass Coffee Table, 36x36 $50.00 call 828-429-1573 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. 2 CEMETERY PLOTS FOR SALE. Cleveland Memorial Park Boiling Springs NC. If interested please call andmake offer. Call 704-284-0227.

RETIRED GENERAL CONTRACTOR AVAILABLE “SPECIALIZING IN DECKS” Repairs and New Construction. Rutherford/Cleveland County areas. Contact Bob at (828) 476-6058

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BROYHILL PREMIER SOLID OAK TABLE. 6 chairs, 2 leaves, lighted China cabinet to match, extra large. $500. 704-974-4851

LOG SPLITTER, HEAVY DUTY, electric start Kohler engine, LS 200 Vermeer. $980. Please leave text message 828-429-5473. CABRIOLET VW. Best Offer! Parts only. Does not run. Call (704) 300-1818 1999 DODGE 1500. $800. I have ‘99 Dodge pickup, been wrecked, has some good body parts, has good 360 engine and new radiator. (704) 300-1818

STORAGE BUILDINGS. “We Buy, Sell, Trade” J. Johnson Sales INC. Forest City, NC 828-245-5895. BUILDINGS, GARAGES, SHOPS with Concrete Slab. “We Got’Em”and “We do them Turn Key” J. Johnson Sales INC., Forest City, NC. 828245-5895. 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.

CAMPER Looking for a Scotty Camper. Pay for help finding one.704-418-1388. I PAY CASH FOR DIABETIC TEST STRIPS. Up to $10 per 100ct. Must be Unused, Unexpired. I’m local and pay fast. (828) 577-4197 CASH FOR YOUR CAR running or not, title or no title. Call Charles Dellinger at Red Road Towing. 704692-6767, (704) 487-0228

COCKAPOO PUPPIES BORN JANUARY 6. Tails docked, dew clawed. Parents on site. Ready February 21. $200 deposit. Call Greg after 8am. 828-305-2181.

WANT TO BUY. ATV’s, PopUp Campers and Small Travel Trailers. Call 828-429-3935. WANTED: OLD AND NEW AMMO. Reloading supplies. Call 828-245-6756 or cell # 828-289-1488.

TEA CUP MALTESE PUPPIES. TIny Tea Cup Maltese puppies for sale at only $850. More info and pics upon request. (213) 222-6177

WANT TO BUY CARS, TRUCKS. Trailers, Tractors, Farm Equipment. Must have ID and proof of ownership. Callahan’s Towing. (704) 6921006

PIGMY GOAT WITH TWO eight week old babies. Both are nannies. Sell only together. Will not separate. $350. 828-248-8060.


3 AKC MALE TOY POODLE PUPPIES. Black with white chest. Ready for new homes 2/25/22. Both Parents on site. Contact for more info. (828) 980-3225

2020 KUBOTA 35HP L-3301 TRACTOR 4x4. 73 hours. Loader w/teeth. 4 pieces quick-attach equipment: 6’ blade tilts/turns, 1 row cultivator, 16 disc harrow, 5’ tiller. $25,000. (704) 538-3337 L100 JOHN DEERE RIDING MOWER. 42” deck, 17 HP, $550. F725 John Deere Riding Mower, 54’ deck 20 HP, $1300. Great condition for both. Call or text (704) 4736617

DOBERMAN PINSCHER PUPPIES READY. NOW Born 11/22/21. Full-blooded. All males. 1st shots, tails docked, dew claws removed. CKC $600. 29702 area. Text 864492-5385 (864) 492-5385


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.704434-6389, (704) 473-0867



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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 ADULT QUAIL $5 EACH. Quail Chicks $1.50 ea. Quail eggs $3 per doz, 50% hatch rate guaranteed. (704) 4769943

MINIATURE BOAR PIG. 6 months old, has many black & white spots. 60 lbs, $150 cash. Delivery available. Call anytime. 704-300-2502


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GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES. 8 weeks old. CKC reg. These puppies will grow up to be great family protectors. Shots & worming UTD. $300 ea. (704) 466-3135

ALL METAL GARAGES. Big Discounts! Zero down. Call for more details. 828-382-0455.

FARM TRAILER. Farm Trailer For Sale, 6’ x 10’ with pin type hitch. Heavy duty with wood bed, truck size tires. Great for hauling hay bales, farm produce from field, lumber, etc. Asking $300 obo. (864) 706-9368


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CEMETERY PLOTS FOR SALE. Two cemetery plots $1600/ea. Or Best Offer. Current market value $1850/ ea. Cleveland Memorial Park Cemetery Shelby, NC. Plots located in Chimes Tower section. Seller pays transfer fee (225) 276-8033 gwen553@

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.

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

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2011 FORD FUSION SEL. Leather inside, aluminum wheels, 111,000 miles, $5,750. 828-287-3820

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NO HEAT BILLS HERE. 3 room apartment, (1 BR, 1 BA), Shelby, excellent location, Second floor. Not HAP eligible. No pets or smoking. Heat & water included in $525 month. Available 3/1/22. 704487-5480.

2&3 BEDROOM TOWN HOMES. Townhomes located in Shelby, NC. We are currently accepting applications for our waiting list. Rent is based on income (and some expenses are deducted). Please visit us today at Laurel Hill Apartments 1526 Eaves Rd., Shelby NC or call for more information 704-487-1114. Equal Housing Opportunity.

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

1951 FORD TUDOR CUSTOM DELUXE. 121,343 miles, $19,750, New upholstery, New Wiring, Single family owned, Maintained, Garaged (864) 506-9050 2011 FORD RANGER. 4 cyl., auto., spray in bedliner, cloth seats. 29,000 miles, $7,995. 828-287-3820.

TAILS UP STANDARD POODLES. AKC registered standard poodle puppies,8 & 9 wks. Parents OFA certified, Embark tested, AKC Reunite microchipped, shots, dewormed, tails docked, no dewclaws, health certificate,ch bloodlines, 2 year guarantee, brown, black,red, apricot, Partis limited 2000, full 2500 website: or Facebook page: Tails Up Standard Poodles (318) 614-1130 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


MOTORCYCLES & ATVS 2015 INDIAN CHIEFTON. If you are in the market for an Indian motorcycle, don’t overlook this one. Pristine condition, Thunder black, 32K miles. Many very nice extras, too many to list. Garage kept & covered, been in rain twice. $16,500. Call James. In Shelby. Serious buyers only. (704) 300-2233

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RESIDENCES AT HUMBOLDT PARK Refreshed Units Available Now! Quiet, Comfortable, 55+ Community. We are conveniently located just off Charles Rd. in Shelby. Under new management, continuing improvements are being made to the units, common areas and amenities. Humboldt Park keeps getting better! Our residents enjoy our on site amenities and quiet, peaceful, park like atmosphere. Our refreshed units offer the highest quality of modern living. Humboldt Partners provides safe, clean, quality affordable housing to our residents and communities. Be at Home, in a Humboldt home. Call Property Management Corp today or come by for a tour. 715 Dellinger Rd Shelby // 704-705-4533 (704) 7054533 rhp55plus@outlook. com

OAKLAND ROAD 2BR APARTMENT. Like new. Appliances, sewer, water, garbage included. $595. Small efficiency all utilities included. $450 plus deposit/references. 828-248-1776.

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HARRILL From Page 1 many great players that have come through the program. It was nice catching up with former players, and the current players are a special group as well. Beating Bessemer City last year was our 380th win, to break the county record. This one was nice for all of us knowing that Cherryville is the only one in the county to have 400 wins. These men I work with are family. Coach Tate has been on the bench for all 400! Coach Black had to miss a couple years due to health and COVID; Coach Griggs has been around since he was a player from 2002-2006, and then became one of our assistant coaches. This is more WE than me. Coach Tate, Coach Griggs, and Coach Black are amazing. The players over the last 22 years? They are true winners!” Of his family, Harrill said, “My wife is my Number One fan. Teresa doesn’t miss many games at all over the last 22 years. Also my parents, Howard and Marie, can be found at almost every home and away game over the last 22 years. It is also special that I had the opportunity to coach my own two sons, Trevor and Lane, who grew up in that gym since

On Friday, Feb. 11, 2022, CHS basketball head coach Scott Harrill got his 400th win (against Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy) at the Ironmen’s home court – Bud Black Court – in Nixon Gym. (photos by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media) they were born! Lee Roy Montgomery is as important as anyone we have. He has been here the entire time. All our scorekeepers over the years, clock keepers, and our principals. All the principles have been so supportive. The teachers and staff at CHS and our community have always been great as well.” Coach Harrill also thanked this writer/editor and the Eagle newspaper, who he said, “have been great to give our kids coverage.” With the 400 wins, Harrill is now the top hoops coach in Gaston County. “I am the only coach in

Gaston County history to record 400 wins,” he said, adding, “The record in N.C. is 818 by a guy who has coached 48 years.” Lastly, Harrill said why he does what he does, “I do it to make a difference in the lives of these young people. The greatest reward I receive in coaching is not hoisting championship trophies, hanging banners, or receiving honors, but in visiting with former players when they make an effort to come back to see me and bring their spouses and children to meet me. When I get a wedding invitation in the mail or the

college graduation announcement. When I get the phone call asking me for advice or sharing in great news. When I get the phone call telling me about their new job. To hear them say that I helped make them better, that they appreciate what I taught them. It’s all about the relationships that are built through the blood, sweat, and tears that happen every day on the court. That they know I truly cared and saw me live out my faith in Christ both on and off the court. That they learn how to love their family and have their family involved in their work with them.”

Coach Scott Harrill receives a plaque for the winningest basketball coach in Gaston County (and CHS) history.

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The Cherryville Eagle

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Huge Jeep gathering and road run honors MHPD Officer Tyler Herndon The Just Jeepin’ 4 A Cause group held a gathering Sunday afternoon to honor MHPD Officer Tyler Herndon and donate funds to a foundation in his name. Herndon lost his life in the line of duty on Dec. 11, 2020. Over 300 tricked out Jeeps arrived at the Municipal

“Ruby” from Burlington.

Complex in Mt. Holly and from there they formed a caravan that went on a road run. Jeeps came from all over North Carolina and beyond. Here are some faces and scenes from the great afternoon of fun and fraternity for a good cause.

Little Miss Dallas Savanna Bridges.

Evan Martin from Dallas.

Spencer Slye, Jodi Painter, and Amelia Trull from Mt. Holly

Richard Knapp from Burlington.

Tony Bornhorst from Southern Pines.

Brenna Ryan from Hickory.

Photos by Alan Hodge

Stephen and Carson Sipe from Georgetown, S.C.

Donny, Jennifer, and Gabe from Gastonia.

CMPD officers.

CMPD cycle officers and Mt. Holly Fire Dept. escort.

Above: Conga line.