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Homesley, Robinson inducted into NC American Legion Baseball Hall of Fame March 5 induction ceremony also includes Senior and Junior Legion players as well as two additional inductees by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

On Saturday, March 5, two Cherryville men were inducted into the 2021 class of the North Carolina American Legion Baseball Hall of Fame. The two were Post 100 American Legion Commander Mike Robinson and former umpire Sam Homesley, also a member of Post 100. Two Cherryville inductions gives town 15 of its own in auspicious Hall of Fame. The 2022 ceremony was

held at the Cherryville Post 100 Legion hut and the inductees, in addition to Robinson and Homesley, were David Ellis, of Post 102 (Ahoskie), and Jerald D. “Danny” Rollins, of Post 39 (Greenville). Also recognized that night were North Carolina Players of the Year, Junior Legion Player of the Year Will Blackburn, and Senior Player of the Year, Zach Wilson. While Blackburn was present for the event, Wilson was playing and was unable to attend. His award was accepted by his Senior Legion coach, Bobby Reynolds. Carl “Lil Booze” Dellinger was recognized during the ceremony as well for his years of dedication and sponsorship to Cherryville Post 100 baseball. Numerous Legion dig-

nitaries were present at the event, not the least of which was past National Commander Bill Oxford and Jim Quinlan, Dept. of NC Commander, and Cherryville City Councilwoman and American Legion Auxiliary President for the Dept. of NC. Others representing various Legion areas and state positions were there as well. Homesley, it was noted at the event, was a Cherryville High and East Carolina graduate, a longtime school teacher, and coach at Burns High School. Additionally, he was a Vietnam veteran and a longtime high school and Legion baseball umpire who worked two Legion regional tournaments and 12 N.C. state tournaments. In introducing him, Area See BASEBALL, Page 4

Post 100 Legion Commander Mike Robinson receives his plaque at the March 5 Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the American Legion building. His brother, Tony Robinson (left), who is a member of the Sons of the American Legion, had just presented him with his plaque. (MEP Eagle/CF Media photo)

Thursday ribbon cutting officially opens Turner Animal Clinic Dr. Turner noted how the town of Cherryville has grown by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

A Thursday, March 10, Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting officially opened a new business in Cherryville – Turner Animal Clinic, located at 600 West Church Street, Suite C. The new veterinary clinic, which has been at their location since Jan. 31 of this year, officially opened Feb. 11. The Clinic is owned and operated by

Dr. Bret M. Turner, DVM, and his wife, Marci, who is his Vet Tech. Former education professional and family friend, Millicent Heavner, rounds out the crew of three in the office. The clinic is in the space that formerly housed the medical practice of Dr. George Bradley, who is now retired. Dr. Turner is an NC State grad and had worked previously at the Cherryville Animal Hospital. Dr. Turner noted how the town of Cherryville has grown, adding he and his wife saw the town “had a demand” for their services to help in – and be a part of – that growth. See TURNER, Page 6

Surrounded by his wife, Marci (to his left), and a host of Clinic staff, family and friends, as well as Cherryville City and Chamber officials, Dr. Bret Turner (center front) wields the big scissors as he cuts the ribbon, signifying that Turner Animal Clinic is officially “open for business” in Cherryville! (photo by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

State Supreme Court to fast-track DAR looking for donated items case against NC voter ID law for Crossnore Communities by MITCH KOKAI

Items will benefit Crossnore’s Blair Fraley Sales Store

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The N.C. Supreme Court has agreed to take up a lawsuit challenging North Carolina’s voter ID law. The high court’s decision removes the case from the state Court of Appeals and places it on a faster track for final resolution. Action from the Supreme Court this year could be significant. Democrats hold a 4-3 majority among the court’s justices, but two Democratic seats are up for election in 2022. Had the


The N.C. Supreme Court in session. (photo by Maya Reagan/Carolina Journal) case followed a standard path through the appellate courts, it’s possible the suit would not have reached the

state Supreme Court until after the election. Republicans outnumber See VOTER ID, Page 2

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Chairperson Louanna Kiser is asking those who can to help them out as they endeavor to help the Crossnore Communities for Children. Mrs. Kiser noted recently (via email) that, “Now is the time to have a spring clean out!” To that end, she said the Daughters of the American Revolution, Tryon Resolves

Chapter, Cherryville, will “…collect household items, jewelry, books, gently used clothing and miscellaneous items to benefit Crossnore Communities for Children Blair Fraley Sales Store.” As for how long the DAR, Tryon Resolves has been doing this, Mrs. Kiser said, “I found out they have done it for two years, then COVID hit. We didn’t do it in 2020 and 2021.” That said, now is the time for them to resume helping the group out as they can. She continued, “Blair Fraley was a young girl from Cherryville who died tragically in a bicycle accident. Items should be in good condition; no cracks or chips.

Clothing should be clean with no holes or tears.” Kiser said the Cherryville Fire Department will be the collection center of record to bring donations, adding, “We will start collecting the donated items from Monday, March 14, through Wednesday, March 23.” Kiser noted that, according to the Crossnore website, Crossnore Communities for Children is “…a non-profit 501 (c) 3 child welfare organization supporting children and families in crisis from North Carolina. They offer a continuum of services for children at risk of entering the child welfare system, See DAR, Page 2

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CHERRYVILLE – Scott Allen Sigmon, 55, of Cherryville, passed away Monday, March 7, 2022 at Atrium Health – Cleveland. He was born Sept. 28, 1966 in Norwich, CT, to the late Don Hugh Sigmon, Sr. and Laverne Elizabeth Sigmon. He was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Scotty was a hard worker. He loved mowing grass and going to Vickie’s Grill for breakfast. He was also an avid Dallas Cowboys fan. Scotty married the love of his life Kathy B. Sigmon on Aug. 16, 1995. In addition to his loving wife, Kathy, he is survived by his brothers, Don Hugh Sigmon, Jr. and wife, Robin; and Rev. Ricky Ray Sigmon and wife, Teena; sisters, Renée Sigmon, Sandra Williams and husband, Randy, and Liz Moore and friend, Bobby; father-in-law, R. L. Bryson, Jr.; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Curtis Sigmon, Pete Carter, and Eddie Carter; and sisters, Elizabeth Sigmon, Rita Smith, and Donna K. Johnson. The family received friends Thursday, March 10, 2022 from 6 to 8 p.m., in the sanctuary at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Funeral services were held Friday, March 11, 2022 at 2 p.m., at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with Pastor Keith Huss and Pastor Ricky Sigmon officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to The Scotty Sigmon Family, c/o Kathy Sigmon, 200 Putnam St., Cherryville. Condolences may be made to Carpenter – Porter Funeral and Cremation Services serve the family of Mr. Sigmon.

CHERRYVILLE – Margie Bookout Dellinger, 92, of J.C. Dellinger Rd., passed away Monday, March 7, 2022 at Peak Resources of Cherryville. She was born June 5, 1929 in Gaston County to the late Lee Alexander and Vergie Jane Wallace Bookout. Mrs. Dellinger was a graduate of Cherryville High School and Southern Business College. She worked for 30 years with Carolina Freight Carriers. Mrs. Dellinger was a member of First Baptist Church – Cherryville where she served in the nursery for over 30 years. She taught early education at both First United Methodist Church, and First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, J. C. Dellinger; brother, Gene Bookout; and brother-in-law, Bill Price. Survivors include her daughter, Karen D. West and husband, retired Lt. Col. Andy; son, Barry Dellinger and wife, Wanda; grandchildren, Summer Dellinger, Vanessa Hilburn (James), Christopher Dellinger (Jenny) and Jonathan West (Amanda); great-grandchildren, Kayley and Holden Sparrow, Logan Dellinger, Graham and Jamison Hilburn, and Emerson West; sisters, Betty Roberts (Joe) and Nancy Price; and nephews and nieces, David Roberts (Melody), Melba Lawrence (Don), Lavonne Robinson (Brian), Michael Bookout (Ronnie), Doug Bookout (Toni), Laura Roberts, Kelly Wilson, and Sharon Robinson. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the wonderful staff of Peak Resources in Cherryville for their love and care shown to Mrs. Dellinger. A graveside service was held at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 12, 2022, at St. John’s Lutheran Church Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. Vince Hefner officiating. Her family received friends from 3 to 5 p.m., Saturday, following the service at her home at 600 J.C. Dellinger Road. Memorials may be made to either First Baptist Church, 301 E. First St., Cherryville, NC.; St. John’s Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 100, Cherryville, NC, 28021; or to the donor’s choice. Condolences may be made to Carpenter – Porter Funeral and Cremation Services served the family of Mrs. Dellinger.

DAR From Page 1 already part of the system, or aging out.” Additionally, Crossnore provides homes for children in foster care (both in community homes and on residential campuses). They also have additional services which include outpatient and school-based therapy services, and transitional living services for older youth. They offer on-site medical care and trauma-informed clinical services. A wide variety of extra-curricular and enrichment activities makes Crossnore a unique place for children to live, learn and prosper. Kiser noted as well that their children come from all over North Carolina and range in age from 1 up to 21. “They have a special focus on keeping sibling groups together,” she added. Lastly, Mrs. Kiser asked those who donate any items to please pack the items in boxes or sturdy bags. “As always,” she said, “Thank you for supporting this project.”

ARRESTS 2-28: Matthew Lee Cox, 25, 1119 Black Rd., Cherryville; one count each misdemeanor possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Summons/cited (two state citations). 3-1: James Aaron Joyner, 46, 1701 Longview Ave., Tarboro; one count each misdemeanor DWI; speeding; reckless driving to endanger; and all other offenses. $14,000 secured bond. 3-1: Patrick Lance Hallman, 50, 210 S. Elm St., Cherryville; one count felony possession of methamphetamine; and one count each possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia; and RDO. $10,000 secured bond. 3-3: Justin Wayne Elmore, 28 , 1786 Delview Rd., Cherryville, was arrested at 410 W Franklin Blvd., Gastonia, by Gastonia PD officers on one count of a warrant from another agency. 3-4: Christopher Paul Latham, 39, 6304 Hill Gates Trl., Cherryville, was arrested at N. Chester St., and N. Exit 17 Chester, Gastonia, by Gastonia PD officers on one count each of DWI, a drug (IBR) equipment violation, traffic/all other, and traffic/hit and run/leave scene. 3-4: Desmond Tyrell Izard, 23, 301 Brown St., Cherryville, was arrested at 425 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Way, Gastonia, by GCSO deputies on one

count of a warrant from another agency. 3-5: Jayden Michael Chase Blanton, 19, 800 Requa Rd., Cherryville; one count each misdemeanor simple possession of Schedule II, III, IV controlled substances; possession of marijuana (up to ½ ounces); possession of drug paraphernalia; and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. $10,000 unsecured bond. 3-6: Shea Amber Borland, 40, 1394 Confederate Rd., Lincolnton; one count felony obtaining property by false pretense. No bond type/amt. listed. 3-7: Jeffrey Lee Bridges, 26, 108 Delview Dr., Cherryville, was arrested at 425 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Way, Gastonia, by GCSO deputies on three (3) counts of a warrant from another agency.


Justice, representing the plaintiffs. “Additional review in the Court of Appeals will result only in further – and detrimental – delay.” Legislative defendants objected to the Supreme Court stepping into the case at this point. “Plaintiffs do not hide the reason they want to press fast-forward – a potential ‘reversal of the trial court’s judgment by the Court of Appeals,’” according to a brief from legislators’ attorneys. “This Court should reject Plaintiffs’ transparent attempt to invoke this Court’s extraordinary power to alter the normal appellate review process based on nothing more than ordinary forum shopping.” “Instead of prejudging what the Court of Appeals will do in assessing the voluminous record and nuanced legal issues presented by this case, this Court should allow the Court of Appeals to give its fulsome consideration of the issues in accordance with standard appellate procedure,” legislative defendants argued. This case, named

From Page 1 Democrats, 10-5, on the Appeals Court. A brief order last Wednesday confirmed the Supreme Court’s decision to hear the voter ID case. In a separate order issued Tuesday, Justice Tamara Barringer denied voter ID critics’ request that she step away from the case. Barringer had served as a state senator when the General Assembly approved the law in 2018. The request for Supreme Court action arrived Jan. 14 from critics challenging the voter ID law. They had secured a victory at the trial court level. A split 2-1 Superior Court panel had thrown out the law last September. While defendants proceeded to the Appeals Court, the Jan. 14 request asked Supreme Court justices to skip that intermediate court. “The facts and the law have been fully developed and carefully analyzed,” wrote attorney Jeffrey Loperfido of the Southern Coalition for Social

INCIDENTS 2-28: CPD officer reports possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia by listed suspect who was possessed listed items. Seized: 3 grams of marijuana and one grinder. Case closed/ cleared by other means. 3-1: CPD officer reports DUI, speeding, DWLR, and reckless driving to endanger by listed suspect who drove under the influence of alcohol. Closed/ cleared by arrest. 3-1: CPD officer reports possession of methamphetamine, possession of mar-

ijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and RDO by listed suspect who committed listed offenses. Seized: 1 gram of meth; 2.3 grams of marijuana; one glass pipe; and one digital scale. Closed/cleared by arrest. 3-3: Cherryville business reports call for service due to her place of business being damaged by unknown subject(s). Est. damages: $500 (building materials). Case listed as “inactive”. 3-4: CPD officer reports criminal summons served on unnamed Cherryville resident for school attendance law violation due to said “outstanding criminal summons”. Closed/cleared by arrest. 3-4: On March 3 a Cherryville woman reported a call for service due to two (2) unidentified female subjects banging on her entry door and leaving trash on her property. Case is active and under further investigation. 3-4: Lowell woman reports B&E by listed suspect who broke in and stole listed items. Stolen: Samsung TV ($350); Black toolbox w/random tools ($50); two jewelry boxes and misc. rings and necklaces. Case is active and under further investigation. 3-5: GCPD officers report further investigation into a motor vehicle theft at St. Mark’s Church Rd., and Anthony Grove Rd., Crouse. 3-5: CPD officer re-

ports simple possession of Schedule II, II, and IV controlled substances; possession of marijuana (up to ½ ounces); possession of drug paraphernalia; and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Seized: 11 dosage units of Oxycodone HCl. 30 mg.; 5 dosage units of Alprazolam 2 mg.; 0.8 grams of marijuana; one small zippered pouch; and one small cut straw. Closed/cleared by arrest.

Holmes v. Moore, is one of three active lawsuits involving North Carolina and voter identification. The state Supreme Court already heard oral arguments Feb. 14, in a second case related to voter ID. That case, N.C. NAACP v. Moore, seeks to overturn a 2018 constitutional amendment guaranteeing voter ID. Carolina Journal has documented legal and political maneuvers related to that case at ExtremeInjustice. com. A third suit challenges North Carolina’s voter ID law in federal court. A trial

in that suit had been scheduled for January. It was pushed back when the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to consider whether Republican legislative leaders will be able to intervene in the federal dispute. Oral arguments at the nation’s highest court are scheduled for March 21. There is no date yet for a hearing on Holmes v. Moore at the N.C. Supreme Court. There is also no word on when the court might rule in N.C. NAACP v. Moore.

3-6: GCPD officers report closing/clearing by arrest a misdemeanor drug/ narcotic violation at Tryon Courthouse Rd., and Sellerstown Rd., Cherryville. 3-6: Cherryville business reports listed suspect tried to obtain property (Chicco/GoFit car seat/$48) by false pretense. Closed/ cleared by arrest. WRECKS 3-4: A vehicle driven by Tonya Schultz Propst, 51, 2682 Lee Bess Rd., Cherryville, and a vehicle driven by Lisa Caroline Detlefsen, 32, 519 Dallas – Bessemer City Hwy., Dallas, collided at 401 E. Main St., Cherryville. The Detlefsen vehicle was parked in a parking lot when the Propst vehicle backed into it. No injuries reported. Minor damages done to both vehicles.

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Costner Elementary’s new principal embraces lessons in leadership by ALLISON DRENNAN Gaston County Schools “Synergy” is the word of the month at Costner Elementary School in Dallas. And when a second-grade student told principal Dr. Dan Barber “those characters really synergized together” after he read a story during class, he was impressed. “Go home and check with your parents to see if they know what synergy means,” he told the students. “Synergy” (when two things come together to create a better result than when acting independently) is one of the concepts that students are learning about in the school’s Leadership Academy. The school’s leadership concentration is based on The Leader in Me program, which was developed by Stephen Covey and centers around seven habits of highly effective people. Synergy is the sixth leadership habit. Others focus on being proactive, having a win-win perspective, putting first things first, and beginning with an end result in mind. “Having seen leadership at the high school level when

Dr. Dan Barber stands with a group of students at Costner Elementary. He became the school’s principal in January. (photos provided) I worked as an assistant principal at North Gaston, it’s amazing to see the seeds being planted in our younger students now,” he said. “It’s about getting them involved and making an impact from an early age.” Barber, who just started in his role as principal in January, admitted he never imagined becoming a principal when he first began his teaching career in Charlotte in 2004. He started working in Gaston

County Schools in 2015 and is a former Gaston County Assistant Principal of the Year winner. Barber succeeds Lonnia Beam, who retired in December after many years of dedicated service to Gaston County Schools. “I was so passionate about being in the classroom and helping students, but I knew I was limited,” he said. “Now, I feel like I’m in a role where I can support teachers in their careers and have an influence

on an even bigger group of students.” That passion for students is still evident as he walks through the halls, fist bumping students and donning a tropical Hawaiian shirt for reading a story to second graders. While Barber says he is still getting used to being a principal, Costner and the Dallas community have felt like a family from the very beginning. He’s grateful that

the faculty and staff believe in his vision for the future of the school. “Costner is incredibly unique in developing leadership qualities in children,” he said. “That’s a transferable skill that we’ll be feeding into W.C. Friday Middle School and North Gaston, too. Our students love to get involved in clubs and activities that they may not get to be a part of otherwise.” Barber says the take-away from the leadership and enrichment opportunities is noticeable in his students every day. With activities like flag patrol, lighthouse team, student advisory team, and green team, students are able to find things that interest them and allow them to grow as a leader in those areas. There are even fifth-grade students who serve as tour guides to show visitors and new students around the school. Costner also offers Spanish classes at the elementary level, one of the only schools in the county to offer a foreign language to the youngest of students. It’s just another way to build the foundation to cre-

ate well-rounded leaders, who will go on to do great things. “We want our students engaged in leadership in every way possible,” Barber said. “They’re making morning announcements and creating videos called the Costner Cougar News. I joke with them that they are trying to take my job.” Although he’s a new principal, Barber is looking forward to what is in store for Costner Elementary. “We’re putting the students at the forefront of the school,” he said. “We’re teaching them about leadership and ownership and responsibility, which makes us a better school and makes them better students.” Barber added, “I love that our students get to be so involved. Our teachers and staff work together to make sure that students have a chance to step up to be a leader. If we teach them how to be leaders when they are in elementary school, they will carry what they learn with them to middle school and high school and into life beyond graduation. We like to think we are producing the next generation of leaders for Gaston County.”

New principal Dr. Dan Barber reads to a group of students at Costner Elementary School in Dallas.


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Will Blackburn, Junior Legion Player of the Year, with his plaque at the March 5 AL Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. His presenter was his Junior Legion head coach Stan Haynes.

Carl “Lil Booze” Dellinger was recognized during the ceremony for his dedication and sponsorship to Cherryville Post 100 baseball. Presenting him with the plaque honoring him is Post 100 American Legion baseball coach Bob Reynolds.

Noted former umpire Sam Homesley speaks at the Saturday, March 5 American Legion Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Homesley was presented his plaque by his fellow umpire and Area IV Legion baseball Commissioner Jerry Hudson.

BASEBALL From Page 1 IV Commissioner Jerry Hudson said as the two of them worked together, they had many humorous things happen to them, recounting many of them to the laughter of the audience. Post 100 Commander Mike Robinson, a Cherryville High graduate, was introduced by his brother, Tony, who is a member of the Sons of the American Legion. He noted his brother Mike, was a truck driver for 35 years, and a Vietnam veteran. Said and emotional Tony, “Mike has been Cherryville Post 100 commander the past eight years during which time he has worked every Post 100 baseball game. I am proud of him and that he is my brother, and I am proud to be able to introduce him here tonight.” Post 100 member and veteran Homesley, upon his acceptance of his plaque, said (after a couple of humorous anecdotes about him and his partner, Jerry, “I am honored to be inducted into this Hall of Fame! I had a great deal of fun and I loved what I did. I also appreciate the (American) Legion for recognizing me for all the hard work

that I – that we – put in to making this a great game!” When it came time for Post 100’s Mike Robinson acceptance speech, he kept it fairly simple. He reiterated what he said earlier in the Eagle, noting, “I really do appreciate the honor (being inducted). I must say it is all thanks to my veteran brothers and sisters here at Post 100. All of them that have helped me so much and any recognition I have gotten now and over the years is because of, and thanks to them.” Robinson noted earlier in an Eagle article that any honor and his subsequent induction “…is as much about them as it is me, especially for me to be in the position I am in at this time, as their Post Commander. Honestly, we are all like a family here at Post 100. I appreciate all of them!” If you are a veteran and would like to be involved with or be a part of Cherryville’s Post 100 American Legion, or their Unit 100 Ladies Auxiliary or the Sons of American Legion, or even want more information on this or other American Legion activities, contact them via the Cherryville American Legion at (704) 435-3794.

It’s March, which means it’s Women’s History Month. We’ve written about this topic before, so why revisit, right? First, we all know some wonderful women who have helped shape and/or influence our lives (or the lives of our loved ones). Second, library staff in the United States is around 82 percent female, meaning that over two-thirds of library employees are women or identify as women (data from Census Bureau’s American Community Survey Public Use Microdata Sample 1 –year estimate). Finally, we know some very amazing women in the literary world and showcasing their talents will hopefully inspire young girls of this generation. Like many other monthlong observances (Black History Month and Hispanic Heritage Month are some examples), women were first celebrated with a week-long observance, beginning March 7, 1982. For the next five years, Congress continually passed resolutions designating a week as “Women’s History Week”. The National Women’s History Project petitioned Congress in 1987 to change the observance from a mere week to the full month of March and Congress agreed. The next six years saw Congress pass additional resolutions asking the President to proclaim March as Women’s History Month, and since 1995 all U.S. presidents have proactively issued the annual proclamation, rather than waiting on Congress. One of the women we’ve written about before, Dolly Parton, is still working hard

to promote literacy. Her Imagination Library has been going strong for 27 years now, having first launched in 1995. Originally, the initiative only served children in Sevier County, Tennessee, where Dolly was born and lived as a child herself. By 2000, the program had been so successful that efforts to bring it to all children in the United States began in earnest. After hitting the 1-million-books mailed in 2003, the state of Tennessee agreed to help fund expansion of the program to all children living in that state. Things quickly took off from there, with all 50 states being covered, as well as Native American communities added. The Imagination Library went international with additions in Canada (2006), the United Kingdom (2007), Australia (2013), and Ireland (2019). In addition, the library sought to reach as many children as possible by starting to offer audio and Braille books in 2011. As of February 2022, the library had gifted 176,606,329 books to children – an amazing feat indeed! And at the heart of it all is one amazing woman,

Dolly Parton, founder of The Imagination Library. (photo provided) Dolly Parton. We celebrate her during Women’s History Month and her dedication to early literacy for all children! For more information about the Imagination Library, you can call us at (704)

435-6767, or stop by the branch at 605 E. Main Street. Our public service hours are 10 a.m., to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m., to 2 p.m., Friday and Saturday. Happy reading!

Estate Auction (LIVING) Sat., March 26th, 9 AM 1409 Delview Dr., Cherryville, NC 28020 Living Estate: Owner is now in assisted living and house has been sold- Everything Must Go! NOTE: Auto, Lawn Mower, & Trailer from another Living Estate that owner in Assisted Living. 2010 Mercury Milan, 4 Dr., 85,700 Miles – John Deer Riding Mower D-110 (Hydrostatic transmission 42” cutting deck) – Push Troy Built,Self Propelled – 4x9 Utility Trailer w/Drop Ramp. JEWELRY/FLATWARE: 1900’s Sterling Flatware-48 Pc., 1950 Class Ring, Wedding Band. LOADS & LOADS Costume Jewelry: Ladies & Men’s Watches, Elgin, Necklaces, Earrings (Clip & Pierced) Bracelets, Bangles, Pins, Brooches, Matching Sets, Cuff Links, Tie Pins, Pocket Knives. MONEY: Misc., 1800-1900 Coins: One Cent, V Nickels, Half Dollars, Silver Dollars. Books, 50 State Quarters & Lincoln Cents. Uncirculated Sacagawea, Susan B Anthony Sets, Celebrate Coins. Foreign Silver: Ghana, Belize, Mexican, Great Britain. 1913 Ten Dollar Bill, Dollar Bill w/Blue Seal. EARTHENWARE: 5 gal Jug, 3 gal Crock, Whiskey Jug. STONEWARE: Churn w/Lid & Dasher, #3 Crock. Cast Iron: Fry Pans, Corn Muffins, Dixie Pressing Irons #6, 7, 8, Door Stops. GLASS: Gallon Jars w/Lids, Liquor & Wine Decanters, Golden Harvesy Jars, Avon Bottles, Fruit, Flowers. OTHER: Milk Can w/Lid, Mini Cannon, Wash Bowl & Pitcher, Bottle Cappers, Area Rugs (1 Round, 1 8x10), & 25+ Throw Rugs (Most New), 46: Flat Screen TV. COOPER/ BRASS/METAL/WOOD: Scones, Wall Decor, Candle Holders, Lamps, Wall Shelves, Planters, Plaques, Bowls, Fan Fire Screen, Fern Stands, etc. VACUUMS: (Most New) Oreck Canister, Uprights: Electrolux, Fautom, Direct Devil, Bissel, Rainbow. STATUES/PLATES/PICTURES: (Porcelain, Ceramic, Metal, Wood, Cement) Cats, Dogs, Bunnies, Ducks, Swans, Roosters, Chickens, Shoes, Elephants, Angels, Birds, Flowers, Decoys, Lighthouses, Bears, Frogs, Men, Ladies, Children – Plus Hens, Roosters, Cats on Nest. Matted & Framed: Set of 5 Dogs Playing Poker, Old Bldgs. in Cherryville, Churches, Flowers, Children, etc. LAMPS: Cat, Bird, Rooster, Light House, Oil, Lead, Ceramic, Floor, Hurricane, Bunny, Dog. HOLIDAY DECORATIONS: Lighted Ceramic Christmas Trees, 15+ Lots Christmas (Santa’s, Trees, Reindeer, Nativity, Angels, Tree Decorations. Easter, Fall, & Halloween Decorations. FURNITURE: 2 French Provincial B/R Suits (1 White, 1 Off White), High Post Bed (Full) w/Armoire & Bedside Table, Twin Bed, Antique Oak Dresser, Cane Bottom & Back Rocker, Lazy Boy Love Seat (Burgundy) Rocker/Recliner, 2 Glass Door Hutch, Dry Sink, Bar Stools, Mission Style TV Table, Tables: Round, Coffee, Drum, Corner, Drop Leaf, L/R, Parlor, Foyer, Etc. Chest: 1, 2, 3 Drawer St. Chairs, Card Table & Chairs, Small Table w/2 Chairs, Bench, Stools, etc. WICKER: Love Seat, Chairs, Rockers, Tables (Sq. & Round) Fern Stands, Laundry, 2 Door Shelf, Wall Shelves. OUTDOOR: Garden Flags, Bird Bath, Cement Planters, Yard Art, Loads Shepherd Hook, Mulch Flim, Lawn Chairs, Table, Benches, Statues, Gazing Balls, Bird & Humming Bird Houses, Watering Cans, Hose Reels & Hoses, Reel Push Lawn Mower, Tomato Stakes, Seeder, Misc. Cleaner, Fertilizer, etc. SHOP: Work Table, Bench Vice, Clothes Racks, Storage Cabinets, Shelving, Misc Lumber, Galv. Gas Cans, Gas Weed Eater, Organizers, Plumbing & Electrical Supplies, Auto Parts, Creeper. HAND TOOLS: Saws, Drills, Screw Drivers, Hammers, Wrenches, Socket Set, Pliers, Files, Etc. Terms: Cash, Checks only with Bank Letter of Credit, MC/VISA (3% Charge). 6.75% Sales Tax. Bring Tax ID # if you’re exempt. Must Pay Day of Auction. NO BUYERS PREMIUM!

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Remembering a Granny’s wisdom! “Confession is good “Confor the soul!” fession is I’m not a Catholic good for priest. I am a Protesthe soul,” tant clergyman, but I my Granddo deal with listenmother ing to confessions. L o w e Many of my Proteswould utter tant clergy brothers on frequent and sisters function occasions. And a s REV. DR. BILLY LOWE in this manner as a c h i l d Pastor – Cherryville First well. We often hear Presbyterian Church confessionals from I would those whose hearts t h i n k , “She’s just trying to get me are burdened by one sinful to tell her something that’s aggravation or another. going to get me into trouAnd one of the most ble.” Boy, was I wrong! common confessions is reMy granny was giving me grets. a strong and powerful BibThe dictionary defines lical teaching for practical ‘regret’ as “to be very sorry living in this old world. for mistakes; or a sorrow The Bible says it this aroused by circumstances way in 11 Corinthians beyond one’s control or 7:10: “Godly sorrow brings power to repair.” Verb synrepentance that leads to sal- onyms include ‘bemoan’, vation and leaves no regret, ‘deplore’ and ‘lament’. but worldly sorrow brings Noun synonyms are ‘condeath.” In other words, triteness’, ‘guilt’, ‘shame’,


‘remorse’, etc. These are powerful words that describe powerful feelings we don’t want to feel! But we do. And as a Protestant priest who hears confessions, I hear people say, “Oh, I just hate it that I said that!” Sometimes they confess that they can’t sleep or their conscious moments are filled with guilt and shame over some sinful act committed or for leaving something right undone. Are you living with regret? The Bible says for you to come to God and confess it. A wonderful old hymn says we should, “Hand it over, get on your knees and pray!” Dr. Robert Jeffress writes in his devotional, “The Benefits of Confession”, that “…admitting our failure allows us to receive God’s forgiveness.

(Isaiah 1:18). You can begin again. Refreshed. A wise person learns from their mistakes. They experience the freedom that God’s grace brings with it in His gift of forgiveness. As you live through this season to Easter keep in mind what my Granny said to me, “Confession is good for the soul.” You will, I believe, experience a newness about your life that will cause you to say, “I ain’t what I wanna be; I ain’t what I’m gonna be! But, thank God, I ain’t what I used to be!” (author unknown)

St. John’s Lutheran Church Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, April 9, from 11 a.m., until 1 p.m. We will have games, crafts, face painting, and the Easter Bunny will be here. Table of Grace will be serving FREE Hot Dogs, Chips, Drinks. Everyone is welcome. If it is raining, we will have it in Saints Hall. We are located at 310 West Church St., Cherryville. For more information call the church office at (704) 435-9264.

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(Part 3 of the “DON’T MISS OUT” SERIES) “Eat your vegetables so you can be healthy and strong”, is a common saying spoken to children. However, no matter what age, all of us need to feed our spirit with spiritual food that will strengthen and increase our faith. God ex- DANYALE PATTERSON pects us to continue to grow in our walk with him and not stay babies or immature in our understanding and actions. Hebrews 5:12 & 14 (NLT) states, “You have been believers so long now that you ought to be teaching others. Instead, you need someone to teach you again the basic things about God’s word. Solid food is for those who are mature, who through training have the skill to recognize the difference between right and wrong.” Sometimes we miss out on opportunities to grow, because we become too busy to find out what the Lord has to say to us through his Holy Word - the Bible. There is a little song I like to teach children. It says: “If you read your bible and you pray everyday, You will grow, grow, grow. If you don’t read your bible and you don’t ever pray You will shrink, shrink, shrink!” The Apostles’ Example Although delving into the bible nourishes our spirit, God wants us to also digest it by applying it to our lives. Until we actually put to practice the biblical truths and principles, with the help of the Holy Spirit, we are not going to move forward in our walk with God. I think one of the reasons the disciples were able to become so spiritually mature quickly was because they were fully committed. Although they were carnal and Jesus had to continually correct them, they still were willing to learn his ways, lay aside their agendas and follow Christ wholeheartedly. They grew in leaps and bounds in their relationship with the Lord, and their faith greatly increased. Also, they were able to experience his love, power, and purpose for their lives, unlike many who turned from Jesus because they were offended by his message. When he asked his disciples if they would leave him too, Peter replied, “Master, to whom would we go? You have the words of real life, eternal life.” (John 6:68 MSG) In other words, Peter was saying, “We are not going to miss out, Lord. We know who you are and what you have for our lives.” PRAY THIS PRAYER: “ Lord, I come to you with an open heart, a listening ear, and uplifted hands to you my God. Forgive me for not spending time with you and basking in your presence. I know I have missed out on words of guidance, encouragement, and wisdom by not making you a priority. Please help me to grow in the grace and knowledge of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be glory, honor, majesty, splendor, both now and to the day of eternity. 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.

Shady Grove Baptist Church 3240 Tryon Courthouse 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

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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

Word of Faith Ministry 306 Doc Wehunt Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-5560

Rudisill Chapel AME Zion Church 417 South Mountain Street Cherryville, NC 704-435-5621

Zion Hill Baptist Church 3460 Zion Hill Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-3355

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That’s the greatest benefit to confession. As long as we are denying our failure, rationalizing our failure, or being bitter toward somebody else for our failure, we are not in a position to receive God’s forgiveness.” Dr. Jeffress also states that “…admitting our failure results in renewed emotional and physical vitality.” Again, I am reminded of a verse in the song “‘Get on your knees and pray’ that says, “Are you tired and troubled? Then, get on your knees and pray!” Finally, let me add, confession will free us to hit “the reset button of our lives”. The Bible teaches us that we no longer have to be prisoners of our past. You and I are free to begin again. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow...”

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TURNER From Page 1 “We want to provide timely, affordable, quality care and meds for dogs, cats, and small animals in Cherryville and the surrounding community,” said Dr. Turner, who added he is a “small animal vet” and is not a large animal vet. He continued, “Our focus is on preventative meds and treatment of non-critical and non-surgical illnesses.” Cherryville Chamber Chairman Pete Craft welcomed the Turners to Cherryville and noted the crowd of supporters and well-wishers and family was “… one of the largest crowds I’ve ever seen at a recent ribbon-cutting.” Mayor H.L. Beam, III, agreed adding that he too, along with the City Manager, City Council members and City staff members present, along with other City personnel, wanted to officially

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welcome the new business to town at this new location. “Congratulations, and we appreciate you all,” he added. Mr. Craft also told the Turners that if the Chamber could help them in any way they had but to ask. Dr. Turner and his wife were moved by the outpouring from the City and family and friends. He said, “I want to thank my wife and Millicent, and I especially want to thank the Lord, Who paved the way for this to happen, and lastly, I especially want to thank the City of Cherryville for everything!” The Clinic’s hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m., to 5 p.m., and on Friday, 8 a.m., until 12 noon. Their office phone number is (704) 802-4299, and their fax number is (704) 8024440. You may also reach them at turneranimalcliniccherryville. The main office entrance of Turner Animal Clinic’s new “digs”. This is where clients can bring their four-legged pacom. tients to be admitted for whatever ails them. (photos by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

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A kid-friendly waiting room at Turner Animal Clinic.

Just a couple of the many beautiful animal photo portraits you will find on the walls inside Cherryville’s Turner Animal Clinic.

A view of one of the rooms at the new Turner Animal Clinic.

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Ironmen lose at home against the E. Lincoln Mustangs and wet settled in and time seemed to drag. Coach Scott Heavner used four pitchers in this matchup, starting with his “go-to” guy, Eli Newsome, who struck out two batters but seemingly couldn’t find his rhythm in spite of throwing good pitches. He was followed by Landon Hahn (one strikeout), then lefty Collin Huss, who also had a “K”. Coach Heavner then brought young Brayden Reynolds to the mound and he struck out three 'Stang batters and walked two. Hitters for the Ironmen were Will Fowler (2-3, 2 RBIS) who hit a third inning, three-run homer; Huss (2-3, an RBI); Kanon Willis (1-3); and Tobias Miller was 1 for

1. Will Heavner was walked three times but a run scored off of one of those walks. Starting pitcher Newsome was walked twice. Weather permitting, the Ironmen are scheduled to play two games at home: they will have played conference members Shelby on Tuesday, March 15 at Fraley, followed by a non-conference game with Community School of Davidson on Thursday, March 17 (also at Fraley), and ending the week with an away game at Shelby on Friday, March, 18. (Additional information and stats by Susan L. Powell and Danny Eaker)

First baseman Logan Hendrick watches as Ironmen starting pitcher Eli Newsome winds up for his delivery to the plate in last Friday’s loss to East Lincoln. (photos by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

Ironman batter Collin Huss reacts as the Mustangs pitch bounces in the dirt by his feet.

The Mustangs’ pitcher tries to pick off Ironman Will Heavner, who was walked earlier to first base.

Ironman pitcher Landon Hahn warms up on the mound in last Friday’s Fraley Field game against the visiting Mustangs of East Lincoln.

CHS batter Kanon Willis is not about to swing at a pitch that low!

Team currently 2-1 overall; 0-0 in conference play by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

The CHS Ironmen lost 6-18 on Friday night, March 11, to the visiting East Lincoln Mustangs in a non-conference home game at Fraley Field. The game went five long innings as the Ironmen battled back against a very tough Mustangs team who made little, if any errors, while the Ironmen made too many. The rain held off until about the last few innings but it didn’t help either team as the cold

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2022 SPC 1A/2A Girls All-Conference Basketball squad named CHS Lady Ironmen basketball player Gabbie McCorkle was named to the 2022 SPC 1A/2A Girls All-Conference team in a recent media release to the Eagle. In addition to Ms. McCorkle, other teams in this conference and their players are as follows: Shelby – Kate Hollifield, Ally Hollifield, and Maraja Pass; Bessemer City – Janiya Adams, and Tionna Pettus; Thomas Jefferson – Kaitlyn Rowe, and Margaret Schweppe; Burns – Tishiona Strong, and Esynce Howze; East Gaston – Allie Grice, and Zoey Lockridge; and Highland Tech – Addie McCraw. The Player of the Year is Shelby’s Katie Hollifield, and the Coach of the Year is Shelby’s Scooter Lawrence.




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Cherryville Little IM hoops kids wrap up Saturday basketball

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(with multiple rebounds and 3 points). For Georgetown it was number 3, Elijah Proctor (with 31 points) and number 10, Enijahe Whitworth (with 10 points). For the 3-4th grade age group it was the Oregon Ducks versus App State. The Oregon Ducks were Tournament Champions in this one with the final score: Ducks – 15, App State – 6. Said Puckett, “It was a very defensive game.” The Ducks standout was Brayden Atkins (with 5 points) and Kye Gidney (with 4 points). App state was led by Dane Harris, with 3 points. The final game was the Kindergarten – 2nd grade age group with the Oregon Ducks the Tournament Champions. Again, noted Mr. Puckett, “This was a very exciting

game.” The final score was Oregon Ducks – 37, versus Duke Blue Devils – 27. The Ducks were led by number 23, Cason Puckett (with 18 points), and number 7, Robert Ott (with 11 points). The Duke Blue Devils were led by number 00, Brody Self (with 22 points), and number 33, Lawson Walls (with 3 points). Said Puckett, “We had a fundraiser and the top 18 kids had the opportunity to ride in a limousine to the Charlotte Hornets versus the San Antonio Spurs game. In all, Cherryville Little Ironmen hosted over 270 players, parents, and siblings at the Hornets game. It was an awesome time for the kids!” Puckett noted the Little Ironmen wish to give their thanks to Dan Harris, Kelly



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ADMINISTRATOR NOTICE Having qualified on the 11th day of February, 2022 as Administrator of the Estate of Jerry Dale McKenzie, 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.

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Middle school champs, App State and their coach Ty Heavner, are all smiles after winning in the Little Ironmen basketball league at Nixon Gym on March 5. See more photos of page 11. (photo provided)


(middle school age), it was App State versus Georgetown. App State were the Tournament Champions, and the final score was App State 43, Georgetown 42. It came down to a nail biter of a game, Puckett noted. Standouts for each team were: App State – number 0, Aaron Heavner (with 22 pts.), and Landry Pruitt



The Cherryville Little Ironmen’s William H. Puckett, III said in a recent media release that on Saturday, March 5, at Nixon Gym, their organization had its final day of Saturday basketball. The scores and standouts from each game are as follows: For the 5-8th grade game

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TOY SHOW & COLLECTIBLES. Saturday, April 2nd, Old Mooresboro School Gym, 308 Main Street, Mooresboro, NC 28114, 9:00AM-3:00PM. Admission $5, under 10 free; $30 setup fee, limit 3 tables, bring your own table, setup time 7:00AM-9:00AM. Call 828-351-8822 or 704-6927702.

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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

SPRING FLING POP UP SHOP. There will be several small businesses selling men and women’s clothing, accessories, candles, homemade beauty products, gourmet treats, and so much more. The event will be held on Saturday, April 9th, 2022 from 10:30am- 3pm at The Social Event Center located inside of Eastridge Mall, Gastonia, NC 28054. The venue is on the lower level beside Curt’s. (704) 981-0936 EVERYTHING STILL ONLY $1.00! Why pay more? MIGHTY DOLLAR

EMPLOYMENT ENERGETIC TEAM MEMBER WANTED. Looking for hard-working, energetic team member to work in a specialty retail business. Must have an outgoing can do attitude. Must be customer oriented. Regular Business Hours are Monday – Saturday 9 am to 8 pm. We offer 4 day work weeks with rotating weekends and flexible schedules. Closed on holidays and Sundays. Must be at least 21 and pass a drug and criminal background check. Send letter of interest with experience or a resume to: HAVE A CLEAN DRIVING RECORD? AA UNITED CAB COMPANY is hiring qualified individuals for driver positions. “Must Pass Drug Test & Physical”. Call (704) 482-7000 HELP WANTED: LAWN CARE WORK. Call for more info, 828-289-4901. NEED SOMEONE TO INSTALL my DVD & Firestick. Will pay. please call (980) 291-5052 NOW HIRING Medical Equipment Billing/ Sales Manager Fulltime Apply in person at Medical Arts Pharmacy 108 E. Grover St. Shelby (704) 487-8068 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. FULL TIME MAINTENANCE MAN NEEDED. Maintain rental properties. Must have valid NC Drivers license. Pay depends on experience. (704) 473-4299

FULL-TIME MAINTENANCE POSITION. Laurel Hill Apartments is currently seeking a Maintenance Technician to join our team. You will be responsible for completing work orders, preparing apartments for new Customers, maintaining the facilities (mail room, grounds, etc...) and other required tasks. Responsibilities: •Complete work and repair orders in a timely fashion. •Meet deadlines and quality standards in preparation of Apartments for turnover. •Document time and extent of repairs. •Perform routine preventive maintenance. •Maintain material and supply inventory. •Oversee work performed by outside contractors as necessary and potentially a technician if Supervisor role. Job Type: Full-time License/Certification: •Driver’s License •HVAC Certification (Preferred) Interested candidates can forward resume to laurelhill@darbydevelopment. com or call (704)487-1114 PART TIME PASTOR. Mary’s Grove Community Church now accepting applications for part time pastor. Send resume and references to Church email marysgrovech@gmail. com. For more information call Church Phone 704-2866262. (704) 692-2452 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 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 PART TIME POSITION AVAILABLE. (approximately 24 hours per week). Vending Route Driver/Merchandiser position available for Snack, Beverage Route, in the Shelby NC area. The right candidate will be motivated, a self-starter and customer service oriented. Duties include, loading box truck with beverages and snacks, driving to accounts, filling and servicing vending machines. Vending machine service includes, collecting money, rotating products. The role is approximately 20% driving and 80% stocking, moving, loading product. Regular and repeated lifting, sliding, pushing, pulling of 40lbs is required. Base pay starts at 11/hr. Weekends off! Clean driving record required. Employees must consent to background check and drug screening. Please call 704466-3241 between the hours of 9am until 4pm Monday thru Thursday or e-mail ELECTRICANS AND ELECTRICIAN HELPERS NEEDED. EXPERIENCE NEEDED. CLEAN DRIVING RECORD AND CRIMINAL BACKGROUND. NO OUT OF TOWN WORK. PAY DEPENDING ON EXPERIENCE (704) 538-8901 L A D O N N A D ED M O N D @ GMAIL.COM PART-TIME HELP. needed on chicken farm near Casar. 704-692-8752 or 704-6927362.


BUSINESS SERVICES HANDYMAN SERVICES. NOW IS THE TIME. Offering: Mulching, Trees and Bushes trimmed, Minor Repairs,Ceiling Fans, Mini Blind Installation, Any Handyman Services. No Job too Big or Small! References available. We will show up and do the job. Call us first, 704-692-4449. SHIPMAN’S MASONRY- 48 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Brick, Block & Stone, Outside Fireplaces, Foundations, Underpinnings. “Free Estimates”. 1st Quality Work! (863) 532-1587 TRIPLE D PAINTING, LLC. All your painting needs. Free estimates. Over 25 yrs experience! Facial board replacement available!!! Making your home, building or business look new again. (704) 4185736 childresstracy1@gmail. com I WILL COME TO YOU! Experienced Diesel/Auto Mechanic, Welding & Tractor Work. Honest, Reliable. If no answer, leave message (704) 300-7590 CLEVELAND COUNTY GARAGE DOORS. Spring Tune-up Special, $69.95. We will check all your equipment lube, make sure it’s working correctly. We repair broken doors. Also offering new installations. 704-477-9119 or 704-472-9367. OLD MAN & A TRACTOR. Garden Tilling Service. Within area of 40 miles of Shelby. Larry Jones, (704) 692-4079 RETIRED GENERAL CONTRACTOR AVAILABLE “SPECIALIZING IN DECKS” Repairs and New Construction. Rutherford/Cleveland County areas. Contact Bob at (828) 476-6058 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.




BUSHHOG LIKE NEW. Wheel Horse Mower (nice). 54” cut Zero Kubota mower (diesel), low hours. Wall mount gas heater. Chesnee, SC. (601) 740-0837

PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS with Scratch Pads! Press Room Printing. 704-482-2243. (704) 538-5788

DEUTZ ALLIS TRACTOR. 26 HP diesel includes 5 ft. bush hog and 4 ft. box blade, 1989. Steering easy for woman or man. Quick change implements, 1200 hours. $6900. (828) 228-4016

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. MORGAN’S FIREWOOD SERVICE. Green oak, small stove wood. $85, delivered. Call 828-395-0758. FOR SALE Best Offer! Heavy Duty Greenhouse 21x36 Straight sided with Gutters 1 3/4 inch metal pipe. $800.00 call 828-288-4929 FOR SALE Best Offer! New Inzacare Model 5510 hospital Bed Electric, Cost over 2900.00 new selling for $1400.00 call 828-288-4929 CAR TRAILER FOR SALE. $1,000 or best offer. Extra rims. 2 5/16 hitch. Call or text (828) 447-3627 CEMETERY PLOTS FOR SALE. 3 plots, $1600 each. Current market value is $1850 each. Cleveland Memorial Park Cemetery, Shelby, NC. Fountain Section, curbside, near office. Seller pays transfer fee. Barbra.peeler7@ (704) 472-5963 NURSE GIFTS ON LOCAL WEBSITE. Coffee Mugs, Tote Bags, Fun Fridge Magnets and now the Nurse Expo is open FIREWOOD FOR SALE. Seasoned Oak by truck load also bundles. Will deliver within 15 miles of Cherryville. (704) 435-3970 WOODWORKING PLANS AND LEARN how to Make Money by woodworking from home - details at local website 1997 PONTIAC GRAND AM. 2 door, $1800. Also 1970 15 foot Glass Master boat & trailer. $900. (828) 453-1558

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

YARD SALES CLEVELAND COUNTY INDOOR CHURCH YARD SALE. Sat., Mar 19th, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Clothes, household items and much more! East Gold Street Wesleyan Church Gym, Kings Mountain, NC 28086 ESTATE SALE. Mon., March 21st - Sun., March 27th. 8 AM-until. Furniture, Clothing, Home Decor’, Crystal and much more. 102 Peoria Lane, Kings Mountain, NC 28086

ANTIQUES 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.

FOR SALE FLORESCENT LIGHTS. Nine 18 ft. florescent light fixtures with bulbs for sale. $50.00 for all. 704-473-5771. SATORI PORCELAIN TILE. Linen cream matte. 256 pieces available, 12x24 inches, equals 15.39 sq. ft. Originally $4.50 per tile, now $1.50 each or $384. (828) 228-4016

LAWN CARE AND MORE! Call or text for free estimate! (828) 817-2851 firman2538@

LAWN MOWER FOR SALE Best Offer! Toro self propelled lawn mower. Excellent condition. (704) 524-8761

WILL CUT GRASS AND YARD WORK. Clover & York, SC area. (803) 627-9867

BEE SUPERS PAINTED WITH RACKS, $10 each. 828-245-0956.

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

FOR SALE Great Deal! 250 gallon Propane Tank $300.00 Alum Tool box $125.00 Bedliner 6.5 feet Fits 05 Ford $100.00 call 828-817-0311 FIREWOOD FOR SALE. Long wheelbase load. Fully loaded. $70.00/load. Delivered. 864492-4793 or 803-627-9408. 2 CEMETERY PLOTS $1400 or Best Offer. Westview Gardens-Bessemer City-Floral Gardens section. Seller will pay transfer fee (704) 974-4605

LOST & FOUND MISSING DOG. BELGIAN MALINOIS. Escaped in Shelby area. Name is Bella. If you see her, please call (704) 4181441

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. FIREWOOD FOR SALE. All types already split. Can deliver. Truck & Trailer loads, starting at $75. Will negotiate. 704-466-7623 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. 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 BUILDINGS, GARAGES, SHOPS with Concrete Slab. “We Got’Em” and “We do them Turn Key” J. Johnson Sales INC., Forest City, NC. 828-245-5895.

TROY-BILT BIG RED HORSE tiller. Plow and wings, rear tine, one owner. 704-530-0516

PETS & LIVESTOCK REG ROTTWEILERS FOR SALE. I have registered Rottweilers for sale. Whelped 2-20-22 and ready to go 4-1722. Tails have been docked and dew claws removed already. They will be wormed and have necessary shot before they go to their forever homes. Get your deposit in and pick out your pup. They wont last long. 1800 neg. 900 deposit remainder at pickup. 30 day health guarantee. Nice big headed pups. Rutherfordton Rottweilers. (828) 4479976 BLUE TICK BEAGLE PUPPIES. 1st shots & wormed. Parents on site. Ready to go. $350 each. (704) 692-6787 DOBERMAN PINCHER PUPS FOR SALE. $150.00 each. Located in Denver, NC. 704-737-5775

DANNY’S AUTOWERKS. Buying used or junk cars. Competitive prices. Call Danny 828-289-3081 or Jimmy 828-289-1175. CASH FOR JUNK! Buying all CARS, TRUCKS, SUVS, VANS. No one beats our prices. Cash on spot. 24/7 pickup. 803-504-7617.

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

CRAFTSMAN 27 TON WOOD SPLITTER. Like newish, 6.75HP, B.S. engine, won’t start, $350. Will text pictures. 828-980-1823.

GUITARS. 2008 CF Martin-DXIR-$390, Late 1960’s Ibanez Cherry Burst-$95. 864619-9372.

WANT TO BUY. Good used tractor or old John Deere mower 140 or 314. (601) 7400837

A RESTORED OLD FOOTED TUB. with hardware. $1000. By appointment only. 704825-5201.

FREE HORSE MANURE COMPOST Free horse manure. Great for gardens. (828) 447-0652

TWO CHIHUAHUA/JACK RUSSELL PUPS Small adorable brother and sister, shots up-to-date. Male has certificate to be neutered at no cost $150 each. (803) 289-9839 susanmiller8013@


WE SELL GOLD & SILVER COINS and BARS (1 Gram to 1 Ounce). call (980) 295-5568

TRACTOR 30 INCH -DIRT SCOOP. Rear 3- point reversible dump and scoop, Like new! Heavy Duty $275.00 OBO. Sells for $380.00 (704) 718-9122 scubasteve258@


BUYING GOLD & SILVER COINS and BARS. call (980) 295-5568 LOOKING TO PURCHASE VINTAGE FIREARMS. For restoring or parts. Grips, boxes, any gun related items. Rifles, pistols. Preferred 22’s. (704) 600-8560 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 WANT TO BUY. ATV’s, PopUp Campers and Small Travel Trailers. Call 828-429-3935. WE BUY JUNK VEHICLES WE BUY JUNK CARS, TRUCKS AND VANS, PAYING CASH!!!! (704) 4875244 CRESTMIDDLE@ AOL.COM OLDER FURNITURE MADE BY Daniel W. Foster. 18701929. Local carpenter, my great grandfather. Also anything else about him photos, etc. 828-980-1896. WANTED: OLD AND NEW AMMO. Reloading supplies. Call 828-245-6756 or cell # 828-289-1488. WANT TO BUY CARS, TRUCKS. Trailers, Tractors, Farm Equipment. Must have ID and proof of ownership. Callahan’s Towing. (704) 6921006

GOLDENDOODLE PUPPIES MINI/MED GOLDENDOODLE PUPPIES. DOB 10/18/21. PARENTS TESTED AND CLEARED. HOME RAISED. READY TO GO NOW. UTD. $2500.00 WWW. B U T T E R F LY K E N N E L S . COM (704) 975-6226 RWENZEL54481@GMAIL.COM DOGS FOR SALE. 5 bird dogs plus mother, 20 Chihuahua/ Feist mixed. (Will stay small). $75 a piece & up. 704-4738300. ADULT QUAIL $5 EACH. Quail Chicks $1.50 ea. Quail eggs $3 per doz. 10% to 20% off adult birds. (704) 476-9943 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.


Wednesday, March 16, 2022

The Cherryville Eagle

Shooter Romeo Brooks hits two free throws with 7 seconds remaining to give App State the middle school championship win 43-42 in the Little Ironmen basketball league.

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Some of the Little IM kids by the limo waiting to be taken to the Charlotte Hornets-San Antonio Spurs game.


CHS student-athletes Landon Hahn (in striped shirt) and Chance Hunt (far right) take part in a drawing at the March 5 Little Ironmen Basketball Tournament. (photos provided)








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PETS & LIVESTOCK WANTED BLUE HEELER MALE PUPPY to buy. 704477-6355. 2007 TOYOTA TUNDRA 4WD, 171K miles. Like new condition. $14,987. Travel trailer also available. Call (828) 228-4016

MILL-SEC K9 OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Starting at $25.00 Rutherford County area. Board and train options available. 828-755-7335. BOER BILLY GOAT for breeding. Two years old. $225. 828-980-5067.

1985 CHEVROLET CAMARO 91,000 miles, $4500, Very Good Condition. 704297-0102 2011 FORD FUSION SEL. Leather inside, aluminum wheels, 111,000 miles, $5,750. 828-287-3820

VACATIONS NORTH MYRTLE BEACH CONDO. 1 bedroom, 1 bath, kitchen, living room, TVs, pool, 200 feet to ocean. 704437-6321, (704) 483-0736

TAILS UP STANDARD POODLES. AKC registered standard poodle puppies, 11 & 12 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, cream and Partis limited 2000, full 2500 website: or Facebook page: Tails Up Standard Poodles (318) 614-1130 d e b s u m m e r s c a l e s7 7 7@

OCEAN LAKES MYRTLE BEACH. Cottage N34. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, den, kitchen, dining, covered deck, near country store. Call Dorcas, 803-718-2659. BEACH HOUSE AT OCEAN LAKES. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, sleeps 6. Golf cart included. Weeks and long weekends available. 704-473-1494.










APPROXIMATELY 8 ACRES FOR SALE. In south Shelby. Close proximity to Schools & University. 10 minutes from I-85, less than 1 hour from Equestrian Center. No clearing needed, has been in cultivation. Water on property. $15,000 per acre. 704-4725844

SMALL MOBILE HOME FOR RENT. One person only, electric heat ant air, private lot, great location, NO PETS, Background check and deposit. Location near Cleveland Mall. 704-477-6355.

COMMERCIAL SPACE, 2000 SQ. FT. With loading dock, restroom, separate entrance, lots of traffic on HWY 10 West near Banoak School. $1250 mo. Call for appointment (828) 228-4016

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


TURN YOUR HOUSE INTO CASH? I PURCHASE UNWANTED RENTAL PROPERTY AND/OR STARTER HOMES. MUST BE PRICED TO SELL! “QUICK CLOSINGS”! Call 704-472-0006. HOUSE FOR SALE. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1996 double wide on 3.3 private wooded acres, approximately 1850 sq ft, brick foundation including steps and porches, open floor plan, fridge, stove, washer and dryer included, connected to county water, carpet and vinyl floors need to be replaced. Casar area. Call 704-2843331 for more info. $149,000 OBO. Call after 5pm. Lawndale, NC 28090

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

HUGE, REFRESHED APARTMENTS! GREAT LOCATION! Love where you live! Available now! 2 bed/1bath; approx 1000 sqft. Come see these wonderfully modernized, huge units and beautifully restored hardwood floors and new quartz countertops. Large floorpan, ample bedrooms with two closets, eat in kitchen, washer/dryer hookups. The property has a freshly repaved parking lot and professional landscaping; it’s beautiful. Everything you need to love where you live! Be at Home, in a Humboldt home! Chamberlain Oaks is located at 940 W Warren St in a quiet area with great access to Hwy 74. Professionally managed by Property Management Corp. Call today to schedule a tour or apply. 704-705-4513 // (704) 705-4513 rhp55plus@ 2&3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Nice and clean, water furnished. Oak Grove Community, Kings Mtn. Call or text, 704-739-0259.

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OLD GUITARS! 1920-1980 Gibson, Martin, Fender, Gretsch, Epiphone, Guild, Mosrite, Rickenbacker, Prairie State, D’Angelico, Stromberg. And Gibson Mandolins / Banjos. 833649-2292 Miscellaneous Denied Social Security Disability? Appeal! If you’re 50+, filed SSD and denied, our attorneys can help! Win or Pay Nothing! Strong, recent work history needed. 877-553-0252 [Steppacher Law Offices LLC Principal Office: 224 Adams Ave Scranton PA 18503]

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OAKLAND ROAD 2BR APARTMENT. Like new. Appliances, sewer, water, garbage included $650. Small efficiency, all utilities included, $495 plus deposit & references. 828-248-1776. 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH, on secluded 1 acre lot. No pets. First, last, security. 55 & older. Background check. Shiloh area. 828-429-9831. 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH MODULAR. Private, country setting in Forest City. $900 month. $900 deposit. No smoking. 864-316-7702.

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 // 704-7054533 (704) 705-4533 MOVE IN SPECIAL. 2 & 3 Bedroom, deposit required. $195 weekly rates. Includes power and water. NO PETS. (704) 473-4299

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Friday inducted into NCHS Track & Field; Cross Country Hall of Fame One of the eight to headline the third class The third class of the North Carolina High School Track & Field and Cross Country Hall of Fame recently honored athletes, coaches and officials who have significantly impacted the sports on the high school level. One of those – 2014 Track & Field News and National High School Coaches Association National High School Track & Field Athlete of the Year Trentavis Friday (Cherryville), was one of those so elected to the third class. Also elected were former indoor mile world record holder and 1975 Pan Am Games 1500-meter champion Tony Waldrop (Polk Central); Olympian, 2-time World Junior Champion and six-time Track & Field News High School All-American Anna Cockrell (Charlotte Providence Day School); U.S. Junior Champion and 5-time Track & Field News High School All-American Kamorean Hayes (Charlotte Harding); 2006 Track & Field News High School National Athlete of the Year and 2006 USATF Youth Track & Field

Trentavis Friday, along with mom Robin Robbinson, and dad Roger Davis, holds the trophy during a press conference after being named the 2013-14 Gatorade National Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year, Monday, June 30, in Tallahassee, Fla. Friday was surprised with the news on his college campus of FSU. The award recognizes outstanding athletic excellence as well as high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field. (file photo courtesy of Gatorade, Susan Goldman) Athlete of the Year Gabby Mayo (Southeast Raleigh); 17-time state champion Darius Brewington (High Point Andrews); as well as DePaul Mittman (Western Guilford), who has contributed immensely to the sport as a coach and official, as well as founding and leading the North Carolina Track and Cross Country Coaches Association and serving as volunteer director/ coordinator for various na-

tional meets; and Norman Trzaskoma (Winston-Salem R.J. Reynolds), a 7-time state championship coach who the Forsyth County Track & Field Championships is now named (Norman Trzaskoma Inv.). A statewide committee of 20 track and field and cross country coaches, officials and media representatives who cover the sport extensively nominated and elected the class.


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Former CHS students Brogan Michelle Heavner and Lavonte Marquis Hughes, both of Cherryville, were recently recognized as being named to the Mars Hill University’s

Monday, March 28, at 7:00 p.m. Residents of Kings Mountain and surrounding communities are invited to attend a meeting to learn more about a new Albemarle Kings Mountain project.

Kings Mountain City Hall 101 W Gold St, Kings Mountain, NC

Honor Roll of the Academic Dean. The university recognized 362 students named on the Honor Roll of the Academic Dean at the end of the fall 2021 semester.

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Championships record holder (10.00). Both records still stand; Track & Field News All-American, 100 meters (2014) and 200 meters (2014); Set one all-class NCHSAA state meet record (100 meters, 10.39); set seven NCHSAA 1A state meet records in the 100, 200 and 400, all of which still stand today; North Carolina Gatorade Boys’ Track & Field Athlete of the Year (2014); won 8 NCHSAA Championship outdoor tack titles total; 2012 (400 meters); 2013 (100, 200, 400); 2014 (100, 200, 400, 4x400-meter relay); won three individual NCHSAA championships two straight years: 2013 and 2014 (100, 200, 400); his PRs of 10.00 (100 meters) and 20.03 (200 meters) are still the alltime best performances in North Carolina history (and his 46.97 in the 400 meters is tied for 10th best all-time); his times of 10.17 (100 meters) and 20.33 (200 meters) were the best times in the nation during the high school regular season; ran 10.00 in the 100 meters at U.S. Junior (19-under) Championships in 2014 to set the national high school record; and was the NCHSAA 1A State meet MVP, 2013 and 2014.

Two CHS students named to Mars Hill University Dean’s list

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had indoor track meets since 1922, when the first meet was held at the old Star Brick Warehouse in Durham, and we’ve had cross country meets since 1929 when Winston-Salem High (R.J. Reynolds) dominated the sport, so we’re far behind on recognizing those who have accomplished so much and given so much to the sport. That’s our goal, to honor those who have helped make this sport so great in North Carolina, and these first three classes are a collection of some of the best athletes, coaches and contributors in the history of our sport.” Brett Honeycutt, N.C. High School Track & Field and Cross Country Hall of Fame Founder. Here are some Friday’s stats and accolades/awards: Track & Field News National Track & Field Athlete of the Year (2014); National High School Coaches Association National Track & Field Athlete of the Year (2014); Gatorade National Track & Field Athlete of the Year (2014); High School Track Yearbook Track & Field Athlete of the Year (2014 – only two other N.C. boys have ever won the award); National High School 100-meter record holder and USA Junior (19-under)


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