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During severe weather, diligence, remaining calm is the key to safety Importance is for everyone to keep eyes on the weather and their ears listening for the siren’s warnings by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

St. John’s Lutheran Church of Cherryville’s Family and Youth Engagement Director David Whitesides talking about the Community Prayer Box project he is finishing up for placement on Good Friday, near the Chamber of Commerce. (photo by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

CMA’s Community Prayer Box proposal OK’d by Council Like food boxes and Little Lending Library boxes, small towns also have Prayer Boxes by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

At a recent Monday night regular City Council session, David Whitesides – who represented the Cherryville Ministerial Association – presented to Council a proposal for supplying Cherryville with a Community Prayer Box. The Council did give their “OK” for this project, noted Mr. Whitesides. The idea, read Mr. Whitesides at the meeting,

is so the members of the CMA could “…pray over the needs of our neighbors, friends, and families.” According to Whitesides these types of prayer boxes are not a new thing as is evidenced by the numerous entries for them on various web sites dedicated to them. Whitesides said he found about them in the following way. “It’s kind of a funny story,” he noted. “The church I attend and work for (the Family and Youth Engagement Director at St. John’s Lutheran Church) was (at the time) in between pastors and I was asked to represent the church at the Cherryville Ministerial Association’s (CMA for short) See PRAYER, Page 9

Though Severe Weather Preparedness Week (March 6-12) has come and gone, Cherryville’s Assistant Fire Chief Colby Heffner said the citizens of Cherryville need to remain diligent as spring continues to provide us with warmer weather and sunnier skies. As we all know, along with those sunnier skies and warmer climes, the threat of

by DAVID LARSON Carolina Journal

Despite not appearing on the ballot in 2022, North Carolina’s first black lieutenant governor, Mark Rob-

inson, has been the focus of a week’s worth of negative stories from the mainstream press. Conservatives have largely rallied around the likely 2024 Republican gubernatorial candidate, though, as past comments against teaching transgender sexuality in schools and his See ROBINSON, Page 10

clinic. Additionally, AFC Heffner added it is important for everyone to “…keep an eye

on the weather and to listen for and to the sirens” when such weather is impending See WEATHER, Page 4

New Cherryville “Y” ribbon cutting ceremony by MICHAEL E. POWELL

Conservatives rally around Mark Robinson after abortion revelations

Cherryville’s severe weather warning sire, located between City Hall and CaroMont Health, on Mountain Street. (photo by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

And... It’s CUT! The ribbon is cut, signifying the opening of the new “digs” for the Cherryville Family YMCA, located on Mountain Street, across from the Cherryville Area Ministries building. Many dignitaries, both city, county, and state, were on hand as the bright red ribbon was cut by those with a stake in the new 2022 Cherryville Family YMCA! (photo by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

“Y” CEO Padgett, staff and employees welcome city, county, state and other dignitaries to state-of-the-art facility

Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson speaking. Photo by Carolina Journal

sever thunderstorm can pop up – and usually does – when you least expect them. To that end, AFC Heffner said awareness of the town’s siren and its warning blast is of utmost importance in getting ahead of any storm and seeking shelter as soon as one can do so. Heffner continued, “We utilize this siren for severe weather incidents such as confirmed tornados, or conditions that are favorable to create a tornado. We test this siren each year on or around the National Severe Weather Preparedness Week.” AFC Heffner also noted the siren is located at City Hall in the parking lot next to the current CaroMont health


The weather was great for the ribbon cutting ceremony and grand opening of the new state-of-the-art Cherryville Family YMCA facility on Thursday, March 24. Wishing everyone present a “good afternoon”, Chief Volunteer officer of the Gaston County Family

YMCA Board of Directors David Rogers said further, as things got started, “This is an exciting day for our YMCA and especially for the community of Cherryville. Thank you for being here.” Rogers then introduced Mt. Zion Baptist Church pastor, Rev. Keith Huss, as, “...our partner in af-

ter-school and summer camp” programs to lead everyone in an opening prayer. Gaston Family YMCA Sharon Padgett, came to the podium and spoke from a prepared statement about the history of the YMCA in Cherryville. Reading from her statement, Padgett said, “In 2001 See Y, Page 4

Update on recent Bessemer City homicide On Tuesday March 22, 2022 at 5:42 p.m., Gaston County Police Department officers responded to a reported shooting on southbound Interstate 85 near exit 13. When officers arrived on scene, they found one victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to CaroMont Regional Medical Facil-

ity by Gaston Emergency Medical Services where he succumbed to his wounds. The circumstances surrounding the shooting are still unclear at this point. Police are currently looking for a 2012 or later white Dodge Charger with dark tinted windows, spoiler, and possibly factory chrome rims that was involved in the homicide.

Police are seeking the identity of the occupants. The vehicle was observed traveling southbound on Interstate 85 where it took exit 10 towards Kings Mountain/Shelby on Highway 74. This is an active investigation. Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Det. J. L. Henderson with Bessemer

City Police Department, or Detective Stacey Brogdon at (704) 866-3320. Information leading to the identification of the suspect(s) can be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 through Crimestoppers at (704) 861-8000. There is no further information to be released at this time.

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Theresa Chapman Brown LINCOLNTON – Theresa Chapman Brown, 67, of 2332 Southside Rd., Lincolnton, died Tuesday, March 22, 2022. The family received friends from 2 until 4 p.m., on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at Warlick Funeral Home. A Memorial service was held from 6 until 7 p.m., on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the home of her daughter, Sandy White, at 2336 Southside Rd., Lincolnton. Theresa was born March 23, 1954, in Lincoln County, to the late Kenneth Franklin Chapman, Sr. and Mary Elizabeth Self Chapman. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a brother, William Broderick Chapman. She worked in healthcare. She is survived by her husband, Johnny Mack Brown of the home; daughters, Sandy White (Donald) and Latawyna Gibson (Ronald) all of Lincolnton; brothers, Kenneth Chapman of Cherryville, Alan Chapman (Darlene) of Anderson, SC, and Warren Chapman (Tammy) of Cherryville; grandchildren, Dawn Collins (Austin), Hunter White (Taylor), and Zack Gibson; sister-inlaw, Patricia Ann Brown; and brothers-in-law, Larry Brown and Kenneth Brown (Sherrie). Memorials may be made to Hospice of Lincoln County, 900 Dontia Dr., Lincolnton, NC, 28092, or to the American Cancer Society, 1901 Brunswick Ave., Suite 100, Charlotte, NC, 28207. Warlick Funeral Home served the Brown family.

Gastonia extends free bus fares Extension is through April 3, 2022 According to a media release, the City of Gastonia has again extended its free fares, to allow passengers to ride City Transit buses at no charge through April 3, 2022. Riders will be required to pay fares starting April 4, 2022. The City has offered free bus service to riders since March 2020 to continue helping residents during the pandemic. Federal CARES Act funding is providing Gastonia Transit with money to cover operational expenses while the City responds to COVID19. Plexiglas barriers at the bus driver’s seating area separates driver for additional safety precautions. Passengers are asked to follow Federal Transportation and Transportation Security guidelines: • All passengers must wear face coverings on public transit and in the Bradley Transit Center. • Passengers will continue to enter/exit from the buses using the rear door; and • ADA passengers can continue using the front door and will be secured by the driver using current safety protocols.

James McCurry CHERRYVILLE – Mr. James Lee McCurry, 90 of Mary’s Grove Church Rd., passed away on Thursday, March 24, 2022 at his residence. Mr. McCurry was born in Lincoln County, NC, on Aug. 2, 1931, a son of the late Lee Vinton McCurry and Odell Mosteller McCurry. He worked as a mechanic for Carolina Freight in Cherryville and a fixer at Sherman Industries in Dallas. Mr. McCurry was also a self-employed electronic repairman for many years at his home. He was a member of Second Baptist Church in Cherryville. Mr. McCurry was an Amateur Radio Operator for over 67 years. He also had a love for music and gave guitar lessons for many years. Mr. McCurry served in the U.S. Army. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara Garner McCurry; second wife, Nancy Neill McCurry; a daughter, Marsha Bumgarner; a sister, Mary Lou McDonald; and two brothers, Eddie Joe and Kenneth McCurry. Survivors include two sons, Danny McCurry of Crouse and Jimmy McCurry of Lincolnton; two daughters, Patsy Felmet of Vale and Teresa Huffstetler of Dallas; three step-children, Lynn Costner of Crouse, Jodi Neill of Cherryville and Jason Neill of South Carolina; and three sisters, Lois Eden of Cherryville, Betty Schronce and Vickie Schrum, both of Lincolnton. Also surviving are numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation was from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m., on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at Second Baptist Church. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at Second Baptist Church in Cherryville, with the Rev’s. Charles Ingle and Danny McCurry officiating. Burial followed the service in City Memorial Cemetery in Cherryville. Memorials may be made to Second Baptist Church, 201 N. Houser St., Cherryville, NC, 28021. A guest register is available at Stamey – Cherryville Funeral Home & Cremation Service served the family of Mr. McCurry.

American Legion Post 100 meetings news Post 100 meetings are the second and fourth Tuesday of every month with a meal at 6:30 p.m., and the meeting at 7 p.m. Exceptions are the months of November and December, when the Legion only meets on the second Tuesday of those months. The Sons of the American Legion (S.A.L.) meets on the second Tuesday after the Legion meeting – they usually come to dinner with the Legion and stay for the regular Legion meeting. The Ladies Auxiliary Unit 100 meets on the third Monday of every month with a meal at 6 p.m., and meeting at 6:30 p.m. They do not meet in June or July.

Gastonia drug traffickers sentenced to 15-plus years Lengthy prison time in store for Edwards; Kendrick On Thursday, March 10, U.S. District Judge Robert J. Conrad Jr. handed down lengthy prison sentences to two Gaston County, N.C., individuals – Corey Dusean Edwards and Caleb O’Brian Kendrick – who were convicted of drug trafficking in Gaston County. Dena J. King, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina announced in a DOJ media release that Mr. Edwards, 45, was sentenced to 188 months in prison and five years of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and crack cocaine; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; and possession of a firearm by felon. According to court documents

and proceedings in this case, from 2018 to 2020, Edwards was responsible for trafficking more than a kilogram of crack cocaine in Gaston County. Over the course of the investigation, law enforcement seized cocaine and other drugs from Edwards’ residence, as well as a stolen firearm and $1,723 in cash. As a result of Edwards’s multiple prior drug convictions, the Court sentenced him as a career offender. Also in this same media release, and in a separate case, Mr. Kendrick, 31, also of Gastonia, was also ordered to serve 188 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and crack cocaine; two counts of possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; and possession of firearm by a felon. Court documents filed in this

case show that, from 2016 to 2019, Kendrick was engaged in drug trafficking activities in Gaston County. Over the course of the investigation, law enforcement recovered from Kendrick’s residence narcotics and firearms, and evidence of his membership in the Bloods gang. At the March 10 hearing, the Court enhanced Kendrick’s term of imprisonment due to his prior convictions for, among other things, drug trafficking, armed robbery, burglary, kidnapping, and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. U.S. Attorney King credited the March 10 outcomes to investigations led by one of the Western District of North Carolina’s Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF), which have resulted in the conviction of more than 70 individuals, and the seizure of over 1,625 kilograms of crack

cocaine, 561 kilograms of cocaine, more than 1,430 kilograms of methamphetamine, more than 210 kilograms of heroin, over 28 kilograms of fentanyl, 89 firearms, and more $290,000 in cash and other property. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles criminal organizations using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach. Additional information about the OCDETF Program can be found at https://www.justice. gov/OCDETF. In making the Thursday, March 10 announcement, U.S. Attorney King thanked the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Gastonia Police Department for their investigative efforts. Assistant United States Attorney Steven Kaufman, of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Charlotte, prosecuted the cases.

tion. 3-9: Cherryville woman reports assault on a female and RDO of CPD officer by listed suspect who assaulted her. Closed/cleared by arrest. 3-10: CPD officer reports possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia by listed suspect who possessed illegal narcotic. Seized: 0.40 grams of heroin and one tin foil. Closed/cleared by arrest. 3-12: CPD officer reports DWLR by listed subject who drove w/a suspended OL. Closed/cleared by arrest. 3-12: Lincolnton man reports call for service for individual being unresponsive in a motor vehicle. No injuries reported. Case is active and under further investigation. 3-13: CPD officer reports DWLR; WSOJ/Lincoln County (larceny of a firearm); and WSOJ/Lincoln County (possession of stolen goods) by listed subject who was driving on a reevoked OL and had an OFA. Closed/ cleared by arrest.

This is when she sideswiped a utility pole. No injuries reported. Est. damages to the Kester vehicle: $5,000; to the utility pole: $1,200. Ms. Kester’s vehicle was towed by KT Towing to KT Towing. 3-7: A vehicle driven by Carol Rebecca Toney, 78, 235 Eastwood Village Dr., Bostic, and a vehicle driven by Nancy Lynn Buff, 61, 138 Fringewood Ln., Lincolnton, collided in the parking lot (KFC drive-through line) of 1101 E. Church St., Cherryville. No injuries reported, and none to minor damages reported on both vehicles (cosmetic damage to the van as per the report). 3-7: A vehicle driven by Jeannette Goins Henley, 79, 208 Tot Dellinger Rd., Cherryville, told the responding officer she was attempting to park in a parking space at Burger King’s parking lot and turned, striking a vehicle belonging to Faye Jenkins Holland, 709 E. Sycamore St., Lincolnton, which was parked in anther space, but was unoccupied at the time. No injuries reported. Est. damages to the Henley vehicle: $300; to the Holland vehicle: $500. 3-7: A vehicle driven by Elvin Morris Francis, 74, 7331 Dallas – Cherryville Hwy., Cherryville, was attempting to back up and turn around in the roadway of Kenwood Ave., and as she was doing so, she collided with a vehicle driven by Maegan Alexis Carpenter, 32, 805 Settlers Dr., Cherryville, which was sitting

stationary in the same roadway. No injuries reported. Est. damages to both vehicles: $300/vehicle. 3-8: A vehicle driven by Dylan Leonard Rodrigu Conley, 19, 7109 Nesbit Rd., Waxhaw, NC, was pulling out onto Church St., and did not see a vehicle driven by Nathaniel Thomas Lackey, 21, 255 Doc Wehunt Rd., Cherryville, approaching. They collided. No injuries reported. Est. damages to the Conley vehicle: $10,000; to the Lackey vehicle: $5,500. Both vehicles were towed to KT Towing by KT Towing. 3-10: A vehicle driven by Monty Darnell Neal, 64, 620 Edna Graves Way, Cherryville, was stopped at a stop sign on Chavis Drive. He proceeded to make a right turn when he oversteered and collide w/a utility pole. No injuries reported. Est. damages to the Neal vehicle: $3,000; to the utility pole: $1,000. 3-11: A vehicle driven by Shameka Shuntey Londean Hopper, 37, 207 E. 1st St., Cherryville, was parking in the Alray Tire parking lot when she collided with a parked vehicle owned by Brian Stuart Blackwell, 44, 7405 Houser Farm Rd., Vale. No injuries reported. Est. damages to the Hopper vehicle: $800; to the Blackwell vehicle: $1,000.

■ POLICE ARRESTS 3-9: David Lynn, 20, 613 South Street, Gastonia; WSOJ (Gaston County); one count each misdemeanor assault on a female and RDO. No bond type/amt. listed. 3-10: Justin Lee Hooper, 26, 105 N. Rudisill Ave., Cherryville; one count felony possession of heroin and one count misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. $5,000 secured bond. 3-12: Trenten Marshal Adams, 35, 313 E. Sixth St., Cherryville; DWLR. $1,000 secured bond. 3-13: Teresa Joann Abernathy, 52, 1042 Clark Hill Rd., Morganton; DWLR. Summons/citation. 3-17: Erica Leann Guiton, 25, 906 W. Church St., Cherryville, was arrested at E. Franklin Blvd., and S. Broad St., Gastonia, by Gastonia City PD officers on one count of a warrant from another agency. 3-18: Kaelin Ebone Aiken, 27, 696 S. Pink St., Cherryville, was arrested at 1329 Green Circle Dr., Gastonia, by Gastonia City PD officers on one count of simple assault. 3-18: Andrea Shawn Aumock, 30, 300 Engle St., Cherryville, was arrested at 104 Allen Ln., by GCPD officers on one count of stolen property. 3-18: Jennifer Camilla Gilliland, 35, 416 Harrelson Rd., Cherryville, was arrested at this address by GCPD officers on one count of trespassing. 3-18: Sheila Hayes Stillwell, 60, 416 Harrelson Rd., Cherryville, was arrested at this address by GCPD officers on one count of trespassing. 3-18: William Richard Stillwell, 60, 2729 Shoal Rd., Crouse, was arrested at 416 Harrelson Rd., Cherryville, by GCPD officers on one count of trespassing. INCIDENTS 3-9: City of Cherryville reports graffiti vandalism to Cherryville Skate Park by unknown person(s) who drew graffiti on the structures there. Case is active and under further investiga-

WRECKS 3-2: A vehicle driven by Jonathan Lee Dula, 36, 17005 Northstar Dr., Apt. F, Huntersville, NC, told the responding officer he asked Sharon Regina Tart, 69, 133 Loray Farm Rd., Apt. 12, Dallas, to back up from her original position when she was directly behind him at the pump at the Cherryville Murphy’s USA convenience store parking lot. Ms. Tart complied and started to go around Mr. Dula’s vehicle and trailer. Mr. Dula said he proceeded to back slowly and didn’t see Ms. Tart’s vehicle and they collided. Ms. Tart stated she was attempting to move away from Mr. Dula’s vehicle and didn’t have sufficient time to move her vehicle when she was struck. No injuries reported. Est. damages to Mr. Dula’s trailer: $0; to the Tart vehicle: $800. 3-6: A vehicle driven by Katie Loretta Kester, 20, 311 Bates Ave., Cherryville, said she was driving west on Main Street when she felt as if her steering quit working.

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CHERRYVILLE CITY CEMETERY MOWING CONTRACT SCOPE OF WORK • All grass shall be mowed weekly at a height determined by the Public Works Department. (Includes the Lutheran Cemetery) • All loose flowers must be picked up and discarded before weekly mowing. • All markers (raised or flat) shall be trimmed weekly. This includes foot markers and head markers. Raised marker section one week then flat marker section the next week. No trimming in Lutheran Cemetery. • Any clippings that accumulate on markers must be removed weekly. • All roadways and sidewalks are to be blown off weekly and edged every month. • Any damaged markers are to be reported immediately when the damage occurs so that the owner may be notified. • All work orders given to contractor must be completed by the following Friday. • Invoices must be turned in on the following Monday and payment will be made the following Friday. • Please notify the Public Works Department of all grave areas that need to be filled with dirt immediately. • Please keep all mowing guards intact and lowered when mowing to prevent damage to markers and safety of employees and citizens. • No weed control chemicals are allowed in the cemetery. No exceptions. • All flower beds are to be maintained by the City and if are in need of attention please notify Public Works. • Requires $1,000,000 liability insurance.

Please Submit Bids to City of Cherryville 116 South Mountain St. Cherryville, NC 28021 c/o Paige Green, City Clerk All bids are due by Monday, April 25th by 5:00 pm. Please call 704-435-1709 for more information

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April events coming Dye named Housing and up at Your Cherryville Neighborhoods Director Branch Library LEGO Club – Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m., beginning April 5 Family Storytime – Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Hooks, Needles & Thread – Friday, April 8 at 11 a.m. Teen Anime Club – Thursday, April 14 at 4:30 p.m. CLOSED FOR EASTER WEEKEND – Friday, April 15 & Saturday, April 16 by TRACI POLLITT

Actress and comedian Molly Shannon, probably best known for her work on Saturday Night Live, has been chosen as this year’s honorary chair. (photos provided)

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The first week of April ushers in a long-standing tradition: National Library Week. This observance has been with us for some 64 years now and highlights our nation's libraries and library workers, as well as library usage and support. It also recognizes all libraries, from school and public libraries to academic and specialty libraries, such as medical libraries. Back in the mid-1950s, studies showed that Americans were purchasing fewer books, choosing to spend their earnings on radios, televisions, and musical instruments. The American Library Association took note of the shift and was concerned that spending less on books also meant Americans were spending less time reading. This prompted them to work with the American Book Publishers to form a nonprofit group called the National Book Committee in 1954. The group had several lofty goals such as “encouraging people to read in their increasing leisure time,” “improving incomes and health,” and “developing a strong and happy family life.” With help from the Advertising Council, the first National Library Week was observed in 1958 with the theme “Wake Up and Read!” The actress and comedian Molly Shannon, probably best known for her work on Saturday Night Live, has been chosen as this year’s honorary chair. She has a special connection to libraries, saying, “My mom was a librarian. She encouraged kids to read. So, the work of librar-

Some of the ideas and themes for “Spirit Week” at Your CBL! ians and libraries has such a special place in my heart.” Shannon continued, “Libraries are places where communities connect – to things like broadband, computers, programs and classes, books, movies, video games, and more. But most importantly, libraries connect us to each other. Supporting National Library Week in this role allows me to connect to my mother’s memory and all the librarians out there. Thank you for everything you do.” (NOTE: these quotes are from the press kit provided on We’re going to try something different this year here at your Cherryville Branch Library – a Spirit Week! If you remember these from your youth, you’ll be excited to see what we’ve chosen

for National Library Week; things like “Throwback Thursday” where you tell us a book you loved as a child, or “True Love Tuesday” where we remind you to show some love to your favorite library workers. We can’t wait to see all the social media posts and hopefully see patrons in the branch telling us about what three (3) books they wish they could read right now (Wishlist Wednesday). Drop by for a handout so you can plan your Spirit Week! For more information about all things library-related, 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 thru Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday and Saturday. GO LIBRARIES!

Danette M. Dye has been named Housing and Neighborhoods Director for the City of Gastonia. She assumed her position on Feb. 26, 2022, filling the position vacated by the former Community Services Director. Ms. Dye brings to this position 32 years of local government experience working in both the City’s Police Department and Community Services Department. “We are excited to promote Ms. Dye to this important position in our City,” said Michael Peoples, City Manager. “She brings a depth and breadth of technical knowledge and hands-on experience with Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and City programs, which will be crucial to advancing our commitment to housing and neighborhood development.” Ms. Dye will oversee the Housing and Neighborhoods Department which includes Community Development, Keep Gastonia Beautiful, the Neighborhood Program Alliance for Community Enrichment (A.C.E.), and Sister Cities. The new position was created after City Council and City Management identified the need for more focused and strategic efforts to enhance the City’s housing and

DANETTE M. DYE neighborhood development programs, affordable housing, and homelessness efforts. Prior to her promotion, Ms. Dye was Housing and Neighborhoods Administrator. She is a native of Gastonia and a graduate of Hunter Huss High School. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of North Carolina – Charlotte. Ms. Dye is a licensed real estate broker through the North Carolina Real Estate Commission and a HUD-certified Housing Counselor. She has completed several UNC School of Government academies during her career, including Community Devel-

opment and Economic Development. Ms. Dye is active in her church through service on its operations team. “I am honored to be selected by Mr. Peoples and his management team to serve the community I love and that has had such a profound impact upon my formative years,” said Ms. Dye. “I look forward to working with the Mayor and City Council, City Leadership, the staff, and citizens of Gastonia. As Gastonia continues to grow, I hope to play an integral part in the development of Gastonia’s future by effecting positive changes within the community.”

Logan sculpture moves from county library to museum A sculpture by contemporary American artist Juan Logan has been moved to the Gaston County Museum in Dallas from its original location at the Gaston County Public Library’s Main Branch. Logan’s sculpture, titled, “Pillar of Enlightenment”, was installed at Gaston County Public Library’s Main Branch in 1995. Gaston County Library and Museum have now collaborated to make art accessible to public. “Public art requires a level of care that Pillar of Enlightenment has not seen in recent decades. Museum staff are keenly aware of the need to preserve this important work by Juan Logan and look forward to making it accessible to the public in its prominent new location,” said Museum Assistant Director, Ali Pizza. “Pillar of Enlightenment” was commissioned by the library at the request of the Margaret McConnell Holt Estate to highlight a significant regional artist with the intent that it would be accessible for the public to appreciate and enjoy for generations to come. The museum has placed the sculpture in an equally visible location at the entry to the museum so that staff can interpret it’s meaning for visitors, and allow them to explore the sculpture themselves. Pillar of Enlightenment will undergo conservation treatment in its new home at the museum. Library Director, Susan McDonald, said of the donation of Pillar of Enlightenment, “…the Library has been extremely appreciative and honored to be the display

Contemporary artist Juan Logan stands with his piece, ‘Pillar of Enlightenment’, at its new home at the Gaston County Museum of Art & History. (photo provided) venue for Juan Logan’s work, as well as the works of many other artists. However, the Library is now facing a time of change in order to serve our patrons most effectively. We are restructuring our floor layouts and optimizing our space to meet the needs of diverse audiences. Having an opportunity to collaborate with the Museum, and to know that these works of art will be professionally cared for, interpreted, and made available for public viewing is the best choice for the artwork and in keeping with the gracious intention of the donors who gave them to the library.” The donation of the

Logan sculpture comes at a time when Gaston County Leadership is striving for better collaboration between departments. Museum Director, Jason Luker, said, “It has been very rewarding to work with the library on bringing artwork such as Pillar of Enlightenment into our care. It is our shared goal to preserve the art and history of this county and have it available for future generations to enjoy and study.” For more information, contact Alexandrea Pizza, Assistant Director, (704) 9227681, ext. 105, or

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From Page 1 there was a great group of Cherryville City Stakeholders – community members – many who are here today, who saw the need to have a YMCA in Cherryville. So, programs began and the planning started and in 2003 Main Street came to life with a new Cherryville Family YMCA. We are grateful, humbled and blessed to be where we are today.” Fast forwarding to 2021, Padgett noted another great group of Cherryville City Stakeholders and community members, also many who were there at the ribbon cutting, saw, as she said, “...the need for a new, updated, state of the art YMCA in Cherryville that will carry us for another 20plus years.” Padgett also noted how “... many Cherryville families, adults, children and seniors have improved their spirit, mind and body through the doors of the YMCA – not because of the equipment or exercise classes we provide – those are just tools – but by the relationships and friendships that have been built over the years with each other.” Sharon said “Many hands, minds, hearts and prayers that have gone into the making of this new YMCA” and named the following and their contributions: Mr. Patrick and Karen O’Leary for their love for Cherryville and its people; for their passion for service above self and the sharing of their treasures, which fills up, as God’s Word says, “...the storehouses to overflowing.” Padgett added, “We are grateful and there are not enough words to express our gratitude!” To Mrs. Vickie Spurling, of Spurling Realty, without whose stepping forward and saying, “Come see me, I gotta tell you something that you won’t believe!”, we would not be here standing in this parking lot celebrating. Added Padgett, “I think she said that to me several times throughout this process!” To the tireless work of Cherryville Family YMCA employees Butch Boyd and Sandy Homesley, she said, “Your prayers, the love you have for this Y, but mostly for the people of Cherryville, this

Gaston County Family YMCA CEO Sharon Padgett speaks after the opening address and prayer at the March 24 ribbon cutting at the Cherryville Family YMCA’s new building on Mountain Street. (photos by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

An inside look at the new Cherryville Family YMCA building, located in the former Chrysler/Plymouth building on Mountain Street.

Some of the people that made things happen for the Cherryville Family Y – from left to right, Vickie and Chris Spurling of Vickie Spurling Realty and Chris Spurling Contractor, and Mr. Patrick O’Leary and his dear wife, Karen.

HomeTrust’s Stan Allen (left), and Branch Manager Terri Spake (Cherryville Branch manager – right) hold a facsimile check for $53,910.63 that was presented to the Cherryville Family YMCA. has been a long day coming and we stand here celebrating because of the grace of God and His wonderful provision! Thank you for who you are and what you mean to this Y and to this community.” She continued, “To the YMCA staff: not naming names because I will miss somebody. You are the cream of the crop! This Y appreciates you and values what you give day in, and day out to make the mission happen!” To the Mabry’s (owners of the buildings that housed

the former YMCA), she said, “Thank you! Many wonderful years in the Mabry buildings on Main Street. We were able to continue our mission in Cherryville all these years because of your commitment to the Y. Thank you!” Padgett also thanked the Y’s Board of Advisors in Cherryville and their Board of Directors by saying, “Thank you for believing in this work (and) knowing that Cherryville is a part of the greater whole. When we all row in the same direction great things happen.”

WEATHER From Page 1 is actually occurring. “Also, our Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will be open for any and all severe weather situations whether it be tornadoes, hurricanes, or even snowstorms or blizzard conditions in the winter. We try to be prepared with it and everything there usually a couple days before, if we can get a forecast ahead of time, which is usually the case,” he said. On March 7, N.C. Governor Roy Cooper proclaimed March 6-12 as Severe Weather Preparedness Week, urging North Carolinians, in a media release, “…to prepare for severe weather that’s common during spring months.” He continued (in the release), “North Carolina is no stranger to severe weather, and while spring is typically the most active season for thunderstorms and tornadoes, they can happen any time.” Cooper continued, “Help protect your family by being prepared for severe weather. Make sure you have an up-to-date emergency kit, a way to receive alerts about dangerous weather, and a preparedness plan to review with everyone your household.” The governor also encouraged North Carolinians to participate in this year’s statewide tornado drill on Wednesday, March 9 at 9:30 a.m., which is when the City of Cherryville sounded their first alert on the siren. Good advice for anyone to heed, the governor noted in the release, is for those at home or at work, to “…(seek) shelter on the lowest floor of your home or

A close-up of the siren’s many horns. They blast out a loud warning during times of severe weather and also when they are being tested, as they were the week of March 6-12, during Severe Weather Preparedness Week. (photo by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media) building, in an interior room away from doors or windows.” As everyone knows, tornadoes can and do form during periods of severe thunderstorms, especially when winds change direction and/or increase in speed. Such storms can produce large hail and damaging winds reaching up to 300 miles per hour. Tornadoes can develop rapidly with little warning, so having a plan in place will allow you to respond quickly.

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She also noted the “Y community and members” by saying, “You deserve this! You deserve it all and it is because of you that this happened! Our Cherryville community needs this Y and this Y needs you!” In addition to the O’Leary family’s and the Spurling family’s contributions and hard work, Padgett also said, by way of a “shout out”, “Many hands make light work, but the work was not light and there were many hands that made this building possible: Chris Spurling Contractor; Vic with

The state’s Emergency Management Director Will Ray, noted everyone in the state should participate in tornado drills at home, work or at school. “Having a plan and knowing your designated safe places will go a long way to helping you survive an actual tornado,” he added. According to the governor’s media release, test messages will be broadcast via the Emergency Alert System on radio and TV and on National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) weather radios signaling the start of any tornado or hurricane drills or alerts. Emergency Management officials recommend the following safety tips: Develop a family emergency plan so each member knows what to do, where to go and who to call during an emergency; if thunder roars, go indoors! Lightning is close enough to strike you; know where the nearest safe room is, such as a basement or interior room away from windows; know the terms: WATCH means severe weather is possible. WARNING means severe weather is occurring; take shelter immediately; assemble an emergency supply kit for use at home or in your vehicle. Make sure to include a 3-day supply of non-perishable food and bottled water; if driving, leave your vehicle immediately to seek shelter in a safe structure. Do not try to outrun a tornado in your vehicle and do not stop under an overpass or bridge; and lastly, if there is no shelter available, take cover in a low-lying flat area. You can find more information on tornadoes and overall emergency preparedness online at Michael Powell - Editor Greg Ledford - Display Advertising Kathy Reynolds - Legal Notices & Subscriptions Classified Advertising Mike Marlow - Circulation Phone 704-484-1047 Fax 704-484-1067

Gaston County Commissioner for Cherryville Township, Allen Fraley, speaks with a couple of friends who attended the ribbon cutting for the new Cherryville Family YMCA on Thursday, March 24. Hoyle Construction; Heath Jackson Plumbing; (Gary) Dellinger Electric; All American Corporation – HVAC contractor; A and A Painting; Chuck Sneed – Bricklayer; and GSM – Roofing. Padgett also recognized local dignitaries: Mayor H.L. Beam, III, of Cherryville; Cherryville City Council members present; City Manager Brian Dalton (“So thankful for our partnership with the city in the past, now and in the future!”); former CEO of the GCFY, Phill Morgan; House of Representatives member Kelly Hastings and his work through the State of NC for the gift of $10,000 for the Cherryville Family YMCA; Gaston County Manager, Dr. Kim Eagle; and Gaston County Commissioner, Cherryville Township, Mr. Allen Fraley. Thank you! Our hearts are full today!” Mr. O’Leary said he and his wife were delighted to be there at the opening and ribbon cutting of the new Cherryville Family YMCA. “The idea to put the Y here was all Vickie Spurling’s idea. So thank her for that. The building and its barrel roof inside and out, it’s beautiful!” he said. “Also, I feel like I’m walking in the shoes of Mr. Dewey Beam,” said Mr. O’Leary, referencing Mr. Beam’s Chrysler/Plymouth dealership in Cherryville that was at the building now housing the new YMCA. The car dealership is said to have opened April 1, of 1947. Patrick also noted that every dollar spent went to

local vendors or to local businesses. Said Mayor Beam, “It is wonderful to see this crowd her today. This is our fourth ribbon cutting this month! This building is state-of-theart and it is beautiful! We are happy to have this facility her in our town and look forward to it being in Cherryville for many, many years to come.” Cherryville Chamber Board of Directors Chairman Pete Craft agreed, adding, “Thanks to all for being here today. We are blessed to have the Cherryville Family Y folks here in this community. I just want you all to know that we here at the Chamber are here to serve you.” Cherryville’s Downtown Main Street Director David Day said, “We look forward to years of working with you.” Terri Spake, Branch Manager of Cherryville’s HomeTrust Bank presented a check for $53,000-plus to the Cherryville YMCA. Afterwards, Mrs. Padgett reminded folks that after the ribbon cutting, they can feel free to roam around the new Y. “Staff will be in black polo’s and they can answer any questions you may have,“ she said. “Food is available in the Group Exercise room from 133 West, out of Kings Mountain. They will soon have a location here in Cherryville at the old Butter Me Up location!” For more information on the new Y’s hours of operation, call (704) 445-9622.

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Christ’s message to His church – Come on in! As an house. No time for Upchurch, knocking or waite v e r y ing for an invite, meal must they swing open end with the door and make something themselves right at s w e e t . home. Now, if this L a t e l y was a stranger’s the sweet house, this would of choice be quite an unhas been usual practice. One PASTOR WILL UPHershey could cause a pretty Kisses. good ruckus doing CHURCH While ensuch things. But in Pastor – Long joying my our grandparents’ fourth Kiss Creek Presbyterian houses, we know Church on the back we are always welporch, I come. We feel at was rehome. We feel like minded of all the times I we belong, because we do! bounded into the house This set of circumto grab a quick choco- stances got me thinklate treat. I live in my ing. Why do so many grandparents’ old house. of us treat church like a I can’t think of one time stranger’s house? What I ever knocked, unless the do our homes have that door was locked. I would our churches are lacking? trot to the door and mid- What makes a home a stride open the door and home? walk right in. It’s funny HGTV would have to see my children do the you believe a home is same thing at my parents’ all about style. A home

should speak to our personality. There should be an inviting curb appeal. Consultants will tell you functionality is key. Homes need to function properly to provide comfort. Yet almost nothing ever worked properly at our houses. I went over and over this concept of what makes a house a home in my mind. What is it? Style? Curb appeal? Functionality? Location? Neighbors? Then it hit me. “Home” is the relationships with the people inside the structure. The safe and warm feelings that are evoked that make the difference between a home and a building. I never had to knock because the hearts of those who lived there were already open to me. Are our churches open to others? Are the doors of our hearts open to the world? If not, we must ask “why”. I see many

churches with plenty of money and space, but no one to fill it up. While many may claim a church as their own, the truth is every church, no matter who built it, or cleans it, or heats and cools it, belongs to God. The pastor, the council, the denomination, the people, don’t own the church, God does. We are His beloved children. Church should feel like home. We shouldn’t have to knock. We should be able to bound in, fling the door open and feel that we belong. By the blood of Christ, we do. What makes a church a home is the realization that God has opened this heart to us so that we never have to knock. Through Christ, the message has been sent to all the world – come on in!

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First Presbyterian Blood Drive April 1 GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFE – Semi-annual RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE will be held on Friday, April 1 from 2 to 6:30 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church, 107 W. Academy,

Cherryville. Register online at, or by phone at (704) 3087768, for a reservation. Walk-ins are welcome, too.

St. John’s Lutheran Easter Egg Hunt April 9 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.

The Main Thing Cherryville Area (5th and Final part of the “DON’T MISS OUT” SERIES) Our lives are filled with many options and choices from how to take care of our health, to picking what hobbies we will engage in. If we evaluate our lives, what have we really been up to? Have we figured out what our priorities are? Are we doing what’s most import- DANYALE PATTERSON ant and “keeping the main thing the MAIN thing?” How do we decide what should be top on our list? In Mark 8:34, 36-38 Jesus makes it clear what our primary objective in life needs to be: “Then, calling the crowd to join his disciples, he said, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross, and follow me. For what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Is anything worth more than your soul? If anyone is ashamed of me and my message in these adulterous and sinful days, the Son of Man will be ashamed of that person when he returns in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.“ A Spiritual Work Out The chief focus of our life is to make sure that we are developing a relationship with Jesus Christ that will carry us throughout eternity. It’s surrendering our thoughts, will, and emotions - our soul to him. When our salvation is predominant, we have a biblical worldview and it becomes the foundation of the way we live our lives. Consequently, being a follower of Jesus requires perseverance, and discipline - not passivity. Apostle Paul states in Philippians 2:12 (AMP), “So then, my dear ones, just as you have always obeyed [my instructions with enthusiasm], not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence, continue to work out your salvation [that is, cultivate it, bring it to full effect, actively pursue spiritual maturity] with awe-inspired fear and trembling [using serious caution and critical self-evaluation to avoid anything that might offend God or discredit the name of Christ]. How tragic - to earn success, money, & accolades on this earth, then meet the Master, and he says “You missed out, I never knew you!” PRAY THIS PRAYER: “Father, my foremost goal is to love you with all of my heart, soul, and strength. You are the eternal God who is loving, powerful, and good. I honor, exalt, and praise your holy name. Forgive me for pride, getting drawn away by my own desires, and being distracted from your word and your voice. Lord, according to your word, I rebuke the enemy and his activities against me. I don’t believe his lies. Lord, flood my spirit with your Spirit and your truth. I surrender to you. I want to be found faithful in obeying you, loving you, and pleasing you in everything I say and do. 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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St. John’s Lutheran Church 310 West Church Street, 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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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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CHS Ironmen wrestlers 2021-2022 season is “a wrap” Three Lady Ironmen wrestlers a “first” for the school by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor Cherryville High School’s head wrestling coach Matt Powers said the 2021-2022 season has wrapped up and will go down as another record year. Said Powers, “On a short turnaround from the COVID19 sports season, the Ironmen wrestling team, back in the traditional setting of a Winter sport, looked to replace two Seniors in the lineup that had been multiple-time state qualifiers and placers. At the beginning of the season, it looked as if the lone returning two-time state qualifier and one-time placer would lead the team surrounded by athletes who had had a limited COVID season.” He continued, “Even though we could not fill a complete lineup most of the season, the team finished the season 15-19, and 7-1 in combined Southern Piedmont – Catawba Shores 1A/2A Conference. The only conference loss came to 2A East Gaston. The team won their first-round State playoff dual against South Stokes be-

fore falling in the second round to Swain County. The team was ranked throughout the season at one point 5th in the state 1A.” Powers noted the Ironmen wrestling team qualified 10 wrestlers for the western regional held at Allegheny High School, came out 5th place as a team, and qualified four wrestlers for the State Championships (the highest number of qualifiers in a single season). Those four represented CHS at the State tournament, finishing 9th in the state 1A, which Coach Powers believes is the highest place CHS has ever finished. All-Conference wrestlers were: Robbie Bowman (120pound class); Chase Miller (152-pound class); Kam Bolin (160-pound class); Mason Grindstaff (182-pound class); and Tobias Miller (195-pound class). The SPC 1A/2A Conference Wrestler of the Year was Chase Miller, who Coach Powers noted also joined the (CHS) 100 Match Win Club. Powers also stated State Qualifiers were Bowman, C. Miller, Bolin, and Grindstaff, while the State Placers were C. Miller (2nd) and Grindstaff (3rd). Other notable pieces of information: Yanet Guadarrama, Josie Roper, and Alyssa Rob-

erts were Cherryville’s first three female wrestlers. Powers said, “Yanet Guadarrama was the first female wrestler to win a match, was the first female to medal at an individual tournament, placing 3rd at West Caldwell’s Warrior Invitational, and the first female to qualify for the Western Regional tournament.” He continued, “All three ladies wrestled at the NC Women’s Invitational where Alyssa Roberts was the first female from CHS to qualify for the top 16 bracket at that tournament.”

Chase Miller on the podium at the State Tournament. (photos provided)

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Mason Grindstaff (left) on the podium at the state Tournament.


The three CHS Lady Ironmen wrestlers at the Women’s Invitational (L-R): Josie Roper, Alyssa Roberts, and Yanet Guadarrama.

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CHS state qualifiers (L-R): Kam Bolin, Chase Miller, Robbie Bowman, and Mason Grindstaff.


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CHS Ironmen currently 7-2 overall; 4-0 in SPC 1A/2A play Two conference wins; one non-conference win a boost to team morale by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

The CHS Ironmen recently notched three wins onto their bats as the defeated the Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy Gryphons in two games; one at home at Fraley Field and one away at TJCA’s home field, and defeating Maiden in a non-conference away game. The team is currently 7-2 overall and 4-0 in SPC 1A/2A play. Against Thomas Jefferson (March 22/Fraley Field) Starter Kanon Willis came onto the mound for Coach Scott Heavner and walked two Gryphons

batters, striking out one. Heavner then put in righthanded senior Tripp Creason, who got the win in this one as he struck out four batters and walked one. Hitters for the CHS men were Landon Hahn (3-5, an RBI, and scored on a wild pitch); Will Heavner (2-3, an RBI); Will Fowler (2-2, 2 doubles, 2 RBIs); Kanon Willis (2 RBIs); Nate Bookout (walked, scored on a wild pitch); Chase Miller (2-4, 3 RBIs); Logan Hendricks (an RBI); and Braydon Reynolds (walked and scored twice on wild pitches). The Ironmen had 17 runs off of 12 hits; made three errors; and left five men on base in this winning effort. Maiden (March 23) The Ironmen traveled to Maiden to play the Blue Devils, winning this non-conference game by a score of 12-1. No further

details were available. Will Fowler hit 3-run homer and was 2 for 2 at bats with 4 RBIs. The winning pitcher was Brayden Reynolds. Thomas Jefferson (March 25) Traveling to the home of the Gryphons of Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy, the CHS Ironmen blanked them 17-0, scoring 12 runs in the third inning alone. Hitters for the CHS men were Landon Hahn (3-4, 2 RBIs) and Logan Hendrick (one hit and 3 RBIs). Eli Newsome got the pitching win in this one. The Ironmen played the Burns Bulldogs Tuesday, March 29 at Burns, then are scheduled to play them at Fraley Field on Friday, April 1.

Ironmen lead-off batter Landon Hahn has a strike called on him as the Gryphons pitcher gets one by him at the Tuesday, March 22 home game at Fraley Field. (photos by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

(Additional information by Susan L. Powell and Danny Eaker)

Ironman Will Fowler keeps his eyes on the ball, waiting for the right pitch. CHS batter Will Heavner looks on as teammate Brayden Reynolds slides home while the TJCA pitcher waits for the throw from the catcher, who went after the wild pitch.

Lady Ironmen softball win two against the TJCA Gyphons

CHS Ironman Will Heavner trots into home as the Gryphons catcher waits for the throw from his outfield.

The 2022 CHS Lady Ironmen softball team, currently 6-3 overall and 4-0 in SPC 1A/2A play, picked up two recent wins at the expense of the Lady Gryphons of Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy. The first win was an athome win for the ladies, who defeated the visit-

ing Lady Gryphons 12-0 in four innings of play at CHS’ softball field. Head coach A.J. Henley said the CHS ladies pitcher, senior Raegon Nowowiecki, pitched a no-hitter for the team. Hitters for the Lady Ironmen in this one were Landyn McBride (3-4);

Ryleigh Kiser (2-2); Alexie McSwain (2-2); and Laila Davis (2-3). In the most recent meeting of the two teams, the visiting Lady Ironmen again came away with the win, defeating the Lady Gryphons by a score of 18-2.

2022 CHS Softball Schedule

Ironman pitcher Tripp Creason winds up for the throw as CHS first baseman Tobias Miller and the TJCA Gryphons runner keep their attention riveted to what the batter will do next.

Date: Friday, April 1st *Tuesday April 5th Friday, April 8th Tuesday, April 12th *Friday, April 15th April 19th and 20th *Tuesday, April 26th Friday, April 29th Tuesday, May 3rd

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FULL TIME MAINTENANCE POSITION Established apartment community in Shelby now hiring for full time maintenance technician/handyman. Painting, cleaning, carpentry, light knowledge of plumbing and electrical helpful. Must have reliable transportation and valid drivers license. For more information call 704480-5982 or email resumes to: (704) 480-5982 CHERRYVILLE, NC, PART-TIME CHURCH SECRETARY Part-time secretary. Office hours are 8-12 Mon-Fri. Qualifications: HS diploma, MS Office experience, basic bookkeeping & organizational skills. (704) 435-6069 FULL TIME GROUNDS KEEPER NEEDED. Maintain landscaping for rental property. Must have valid NC Drivers license. Pay depends on experience. 704-473-4299 HELP WANTED: RIVERSIDE RIDING STABLES. Trail Guide, own transportation, dependable, prefer female. Full/Part-time. Must have experience with horses. Serious Inquiries Only! 828-288-1302. IMMEDIATE OPENING FOR BILLBOARD INSTALLER. “Apply in Person” (no phone calls please). Headrick Outdoor Media 600 S. Morgan St., Shelby, NC. Must Be 21. Have Valid Drivers License. Pass A Drug Test. (EOE)

ONE PIECE WOMEN’S BATHING SUITS ONLY $2.99 Sizes 14 to 26 Repriced up to $44.99 - Save 95%! Mark your calendars for the next SIDE DOOR sale, Saturday April 2nd. 9am-5pm. Next to Mighty Dollar, Forest City, CASH ONLY. 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.

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

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

EMPLOYMENT NEEDED: MAID ONCE A MONTH. Reasonable, Dependable. Need references. Leave message if no answer. (980) 745-5396 COATS PERFORMANCE YARN. 501 York Road, Kings Mountain, NC. 8 hour shifts. Apply within. For more info, email kimberly.durden@ or call 980-2915331. 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

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 NEED A CAR DISMANTLER. Auto Parts of Shelby. Apply in person at 1021 County Home Road, Shelby, NC 28152 704487-5234 (704) 472-4666 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: IN NEED OF PARTS PULLER. Auto Parts of Shelby. Must have own tools. Apply in person at 1021 County Home Road, Shelby, NC 28152. 704-487-5234. 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 TO PLACE AN AD GIVE US A CALL AT 704-484-1047 OR GO TO CAROLINACLASSIFIEDS. COM




I WILL COME TO YOU! Experienced Diesel/Auto Mechanic, Welding & Tractor Work. Honest, Reliable. If no answer, leave message (704) 300-7590 HOME REMODELING. Interior and exterior remodeling. Tile, decks, flooring, we do it all! Call Charlie today for your free estimate! (828) 244-7087 charliejohnston32@gmail. com EXPERIENCED PIANIST AVAILABLE to fill in for church services and events in Rutherford County. Call 704591-7304. REASONABLE RATES LAWNCARE. Mow, Trim and Edge. 704-472-4737. 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, drug-free, he’s an all around great guy and handyman, so call Rob today and see what I can help you with. 980-295-0750. PRICE LAWN CARE. If you need your lawn mowed, give me a call. Mulching, Weed eating and Grass mowing. FREE ESTIMATE. 704-4665479. EXPERIENCED PIANIST AVAILABLE TO FILL in for church services and events in Rutherford County. Call 704591-7304. 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. RETIRED GENERAL CONTRACTOR AVAILABLE “SPECIALIZING IN DECKS” Repairs and New Construction. Rutherford/Cleveland County areas. Contact Bob at (828) 476-6058 CAMP’S COMPLETE LAWN CARE and RESIDENTIAL FENCING. “30 + Years Experience”. Call Donnie at (704) 480-7405

24 HOUR MOBILE MECHANIC. I will come to you to repair any car, lawnmower or tractor. Honest & reliable. (704) 300-2332

YARD SALES CLEVELAND COUNTY AMERICAN LEGION POST 82 Youth Programs Fundraiser Indoor Yard Sale and Hot Dog plate sale. Saturday, April 2, 8:00 AM - UNTIL. Bosch table saw, weed trimmer, edger, tools, military hats and flags, vintage baseball jerseys, household, crocheted and craft items, Scentsy bars and warmers, furniture, home decor, rugs, misc.! (Just past Food Lion) 1628 S. Lafayette Street, Shelby, NC 28152

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 ONE BURIAL PLOT FOR SALE. At Cleveland Memorial Park, $1,200. Call (704) 6920402 TRANSPORT CHAIR $85. Red transport chair, 250 lb limit, like new. Call Lynn (843) 343-6890 MAUSOLEUM OF SERENITY Crypts 119 and 120 sixth level patio tandem at Hillcrest Gardens, Mt Holly, NC. Seller pays transfer fee. Contact kathylshockley@gmail. com (704-813-9795) (704) 813-9795 kathylshockley@ REFRIGERATORS, STOVES, WASHERS, DRYERS. Discount Prices. 1205 Earl Road, Shelby NC. (704) 487-4443 PLASTIC SOLID TOP DRUMS GREAT FOR PLANTERS. Food Grade Totes #1 and #2 Totes. Feed Drums & Burning Barrels. 15 Gallon Plastic Solid Top Barrels. Call Jeff in Hickory (828) 327-4782 SAMSUNG 65” BRAND NEW TV, 4K Smart TV, in box, $525; 55” used TV, MG w/remote, $175. (704) 962-9007

WILDLIFE REMOVAL AND HOME SERVICES. FREEDOM HOME SERVICES & WILDLIFE REMOVAL LLC SPECIALIZING IN NUISANCE WILDLIFE REMOVAL AND CONTROL AND HOME SERVICES. BATS, SNAKES, BIRDS, GROUNDHOGS, RACCOON, OPOSSUM, SKUNKS, GRAY SQUIRRELS, LYING SQUIRRELS, MICE, RATS, POWERWASHING, SOFTWASHING, GUTTER CLEANING, GUTTERGUARDS, WILDLIFE EXCLUSION, AND MUCH MORE. WHY WAIT! CONTACT US TODAY! 704-778-5347 OR 704214-4021. FREEDOMHOMENOW.COM HANDYMAN SERVICES. NOW IS THE TIME. Over 25 years Exp! Install Replace Hot water Heaters, 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, 704692-4449. 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 OLD MAN & A TRACTOR. Garden Tilling Service. Within area of 40 miles of Shelby. Larry Jones, (704) 692-4079 SHIPMAN’S MASONRY- 48 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Brick, Block & Stone, Outside Fireplaces, Foundations, Underpinnings. “Free Estimates”. 1st Quality Work! (863) 5321587

W.A. WHITNEY NO. 91 SERIES bench press & punch, 10 ton $75. Oxygen tank w/ gas $175. 110 gal. stock tank black plastic $50. Heavy duty bench drill press $75. 828305-3123.

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2 GARDEN TILLERS. (Both in good condition.) 1 Craftsman-8 HP - $275. 1 TroyBilt- 4 HP- $275. Call - (Cell) 704-477-4360 or (Home) 704434-7210.

STORAGE BUILDINGS. “We Buy, Sell, Trade” J. Johnson Sales INC. Forest City, NC 828-245-5895.

FOR SALE Don’t Wait! Lexington Bedroom Furniture. Light Cherry Stain W/ Queen Size Head board and Foot board, 2 Night Stands, Dresser, Mirror and Chest. Only $450.00 call 704-692-4765 TROYBILT RIDING MOWER. 42” deck, 15HP Kohler engine, new belts, new blades, new oil, $450 cash. Poulan-Pro mower, 48” deck, 25HP Briggs, new belts, new blades, new oil, $525 cash. Call 9am-9pm. (704) 538-9743 FURNITURE FOR SALE. 4-piece Broyhill Bedroom Suite- $400. In very good condition. Broyhill Console Table-$100. Please don’t call unless really interested. 704692-5855. BIKERS SUPPORT TRUMP 2024 GEAR has free pics of TRUMP 2024 gear available. Visit online. 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. LAWN MOWER FOR SALE Best Offer! Toro self propelled lawn mower. Excellent condition. (704) 524-8761 BEE SUPERS PAINTED WITH RACKS, $10 each. 828-245-0956. 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 FIREWOOD FOR SALE. Long wheelbase load. Fully loaded. $70.00/load. Delivered. 864-492-4793 or 803627-9408. NURSE GIFTS ON LOCAL WEBSITE. Coffee Mugs, Tote Bags, Fun Fridge Magnets and now the Nurse Expo is open ALL METAL GARAGES. Big Discounts! Zero down. Call for more details. 828-382-0455. 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. RENT TO OWN CARPORTS, BUILDINGS GARAGES. J. Johnson Sales Inc., Forest City, NC. Call 828-245-5895.

4 WHEEL SCOOTER $795.00. Pride 4 wheel scooter, 2020 model, charger, basket, delivered with a warranty. Call Scooterman John (704) 951-4224 4X4 ROUND BALER ELECTRIC TIE. Used last year $4000. 6 ft. Box Scrape (Like New) $4000. 4 Wheel Hay Wagon, 8”X18’ Oak Flooring “kept in bar” $300. 16ft. Stoll Cattle Trailer in very good condition $4,500. 704-7188015. VINTAGE PLACE, 2740 CARLA DRIVE, POLKVILLE. Open Thurs. & Fri., 9 am-4 pm, Sat.- 9am-1 pm. Oldies & Collectibles. 1,000’s of different items. Something for everyone.

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

RENT TO OWN TRAILERS. DUMPS, GOOSENECK, ENCLOSED, EQUIPMENT, CAR HAULERS, ALL TRAILERS - RENT TO OWN 24, 36 &48 MONTHS. “NO CREDIT CHECK”. J JOHNSON SALES, FOREST CITY, NC 828-245-5895 “AVAILABLE NC, SC, TN, GA”. 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. 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 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, 704-476-9383.

WANT TO BUY WANT TO BUY CARS, TRUCKS. Trailers, Tractors, Farm Equipment. Must have ID and proof of ownership. Callahan’s Towing. (704) 6921006 WE BUY JUNK VEHICLES WE BUY JUNK CARS, TRUCKS AND VANS, PAYING CASH!!!! (704) 4875244 CRESTMIDDLE@ AOL.COM DANNY’S AUTOWERKS. Buying used or junk cars. Competitive prices. Call Danny 828-289-3081 or Jimmy 828-289-1175. 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. WANTED: OLD AND NEW AMMO. Reloading supplies. Call 828-245-6756 or cell # 828-289-1488.

FARM & GARDEN 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 GRAIN BINS FOR SALE. 8 grain bins for sale $1per bushel. Six 3000 bu, Two 4500 bu (843) 332-2850


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Wednesday, March 30, 2022

The Cherryville Eagle

PRAYER From Page 1 monthly meeting at Home Folk’s. There was mention of project ideas or things that CMA could do to deepen our relationship with the surrounding community by offering a helping hand.” Whitesides said a prayer box is similar to the food boxes or Little Library Boxes seen around small towns. “I liked the idea so I took off with it,” he said, adding, “A food box is open to anyone who has a need for nourishment of the body and the Little Library Box is where community members can share books to read for nourishment of the mind. So, a Prayer Box is the same. You know, a way of nourishing the soul of its community and community members. Anyone can drop a written prayer concern or a letter of thanksgiving into the Prayer Box at anytime so that their prayer or good news will be heard and prayed over by a CMA member’s congregational church members.” David said the Prayer box itself is an old, reconditioned mailbox which will be attached to a cross to symbolize our Lord, Jesus Christ. “I am in the middle of reconditioning the Prayer Box, now – mostly washing, sanding and painting. The cross is made of cedar. Cedar trees, wood, and oils are mentioned throughout the Bible for their strength, beauty, and scent

David Whitesides takes a minute out of preparing to work on the Community Prayer Box to pose for a photo of him and his handiwork. that gives a sense of peacefulness, healing, and spiritual purification,” said Whitesides. He continued, “The plan is to have the Prayer Box itself painted white to symbolize the light of Christ that is in all of us. The writing on the box will be in red to symbolize the blood that Jesus Christ shed for each and every one of our sins.” So far as cost for such, David noted, “This is the best part of this project; besides the fact that we are able to provide something for others in our community to use. As of right now, for me, the biggest cost is time, and that is minimal. Everything else has been donated or paid for by donations. The Cherryville community has some amaz-

ingly, awesome people. At my church specifically, Mr. Glenn Clark has generously supplied us with the wood and wood working, plus the old mailbox. The St. John’s congregation and Lutheran Men in Mission have listened to my needs for this project and took care of them without hesitation. I just can’t say enough about this awesome act of selflessness.” David said, “I would like to thank our wonderful town leaders here in Cherryville for their gracious support of this CMA project. From my understanding, it will be placed downtown, close to the town information center, for all to use at any time of day. I do have to reach out to town leaders to make sure the specific location is clear

of any technology before digging a hole for the foundation of the cross.” As for the little prayer boxes’ importance to the community, Whitesides had this to say. “You know in war little victories lead to great triumphs. The same can be said about these little things, these Prayer Boxes. To some these things may seem little, but to me this Prayer Box is symbolic of our love for one another in our great community. As this town grows and maintains its existence, we are in need of even more love, thoughts, and prayers. “This Community Prayer Box is most importantly a symbol of Jesus’ love for us all, worldwide! The Community Prayer Box also symbolizes our country’s freedoms that some living in this world do not have! Jesus’ love, our freedoms, and our love for one another are foundational for a successful, loving and caring society.” In closing David added, “The Cherryville Ministerial Association’s main objective is to do something nice for our wonderful community we live in and care about because it makes us feel good to do for others.” David said he hopes to be able to install the Prayer Box on Good Friday, April 15, on Main St., in front of the Chamber of Commerce building.

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FARM & GARDEN 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

PETS & LIVESTOCK GOLDENDOODLE PUPPIES F1 CREAMS AND parti. Two litters of cream and parti F1 Goldendoodles. CKC. First shots. Dewormed 3 X’s. Call for more information (828) 962-2217


TOY AUSSIEDOODLE PUPS. Up to date on shots, tails docked, $600. Also have Litter of Poodles on the way. (704) 472-2959 ADULT QUAIL $5 EACH. Quail Chicks $1.50 ea. Quail eggs $3 per doz. 10% to 20% off adult birds. (704) 476-9943 AKC CANE CORSA PUPPIES. Ready to go. Contact Ronnie for more info. (704) 974-2716



GOLDEN DOODLE / LABRADOODLE PUPPIES. CKC REG. F2, no shedding, 6 wks old, black. Ready to go. $1400 each. (864) 492-2880 FRESH GOAT MILK. Pet use only $5 quart if you have jar, $2 more if not. Also have goats for sale. 828-429-6319. KENNELS, DOG KENNELS, DOG HOUSES. 7x7x4, 5x10x6, 10x10x4, 10x10x6, 10x20x6, 20x20x6. Roof tops. Delivery & Installation is Available! J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City,NC. 828-2455895.

AKC REGISTERED LAB PUPPIES. Black/Chocolate. Parents on site. Champion Bloodline. Great disposition. Vet checked and ready to go! Spring Special, $700. (704) 914-8241 DOGS FOR SALE. 5 bird dogs plus mother, 20 Chihuahua/Feist mixed. (Will stay small). $75 a piece & up. 704473-8300. LABRADOODLE. MALE LABRADOODLE has had his shots, wormed and looking for a good home. (252) 999-0720

LOOKING FOR POMERANIAN PUPPY TO BUY. Or info from Pomeranian Breeder. (864) 839-3176

LOOKING FOR: GREAT PYRENEES FEMALE Looking for a puppy. No older than 6 months. Live in Arkansas. Coming to Cleveland county in 2 weeks. (980) 837-2135

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PKC & UKC REGISTERED TREEING WALKER PUPS. $300 each. Contact John 704-692-6913

DOBERMAN PINCHER PUPS FOR SALE. $150 each. Located in Denver NC. call 704-737-5775


CZECH BORDER PATROL WORKING LINE. German Shepherd puppies available. Mil-Sec K-9 three year health guarantee. $1500. 828-7557335. REG ROTTWEILERS FOR SALE. I have registered Rottweilers for sale. Whelped 2-2022 and ready to go 4-17-22. 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) 447-9976 v8babydoll@

DOGS FOR SALE. 1 miniature male poodle, 8 months old, apricot, CKC - $1,200. Black male puppies, CKC $1,200. 828-289-8844. MALE AND A FEMALE. Registered German Shepherd puppies, 9 weeks old, almost all black, $600. 910-644-2860 BLUE RAZORS EDGE PIT BULLS. Ready to go 3-17-22 with first shots. Parents on site. Family in home raised. Beautiful blue and blue brindle. 4 males and 3 females left. $500, negotiable to a good home. (704) 418-8449 Jamesgunter.

2006 TOYOTA CAMRY. 214,000 miles, $5500, well maintained, clean inside and out, non-smoker, runs like morning coffee after you leave the house.....smooth!!!!




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.

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

2007 FORD EDGE. Burgundy, tan interior, good tires, daily driver, 200K miles, very good condition. $5,200. Call (828) 447-0774

OCEAN LAKES MYRTLE BEACH. Cottage N34. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, den, kitchen, dining, covered deck, near country store. Call Dorcas, 803-7182659. BEACH HOUSE AT OCEAN LAKES. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, sleeps 6. Golf cart included. Weeks and long weekends available. 704-473-1494.


HICKORY CREEK APARTMENTS FOR SENIORS. (62 and older), disabled (50 and older). Shelby. Now taking applications for waiting list. 418 East Warren Street, (704) 487-6354 MOVE IN SPECIAL. 2 & 3 Bedroom, deposit required. $200 weekly rates. Includes power and water. NO PETS. (704) 473-4299




2 OR 3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. For rent in Shelby & Grover. $750-$850. Call (828) 234-8147

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 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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CHS Ironmen and Lady Ironmen track meets roundup Bessemer City (pre-conference meet – 3/15/22) BOYS: Shot Put1st – Mason Grindstaff, 2nd – Caleb Deal; Long Jump-3rd – Yandel Lazala; 4x200 relay-3rd – Jackson Owens, Gavin Cease, Cooper Sloan, Yandel Lazala); 4x100 relay-2nd (Marlon Gomez, Mason Grindstaff, Cooper Sloan, Gavin Cease); 400-1st Jackson Owens; 200-2nd Jackson Owens, 3rd Cooper Sloan; 4x400 relay-2nd (Yandel Lazala, Marlon Gomez, Mason Grindstaff, Jackson Owens). The CHS men placed 3rd out of eight (8) teams, said Coach Willyoung. GIRLS: High Jump1st – Khya Brooks, 3rd – Rylee-Grace Burgis; 4x200-3rd – Annika Huskey, Destinii Stroupe, Anna Rayfield, Callista Spencer; 4x100-3rd – Rylee-Grace Burgis, Sarah Rayfield, Ceniya Powell, Callista Spencer; 400-3rd – Sarah

Rayfield; 300 Hurdles-2nd – Rylee-Grace Burgis; 2003rd – Callista Spencer. Coach Willyoung said the CHS ladies were 4th out of eight (8) teams. Mountaineer Relay (@ KMHS – 3/17/22) BOYS: 110m Hurdles-2nd – Kam Bolin; 4x100 Throwers Relay-1st – Mason Grindstaff, Cain Cash, Elijah Gibson, Caleb Hovis); 4x400 relay-2nd – Jackson Owens, Yandel Lazala, Cooper Sloan, Jack Mulvey; Sprint Medley Relay-3rd – Jackson Owens, Gavin Cease, Cooper Sloan, Jack Mulvey; High jump2nd – Jack Mulvey, 3rd – Bryson Sigmon; Triple Jump-2nd – Anthony Roberts; Shot put-2nd – Mason Grindstaff, 3rd – Caleb Deal; Discus-2nd – Elijah Gibson. Coach Willyoung noted the CHS men were 2nd out of five (5) teams and were the only 1A team there at the meet with Shelby, Kings

The 2022 CHS Men’s and Women’s track team and their coaches – Boys roster: Kadin Beaver, James Bell, Amarius Berry, Kam Bolin, Robbie Bowman, Cain Cash, Gavin Cease, Jason Cook, Caleb Deal, Jack Dellinger, Logan Ervin, Tyler Foley, Elijah Gibson, Marlon Gomez-Alamillo, Mason Grindstaff, Seth Hall, Caleb Hovis, Austin Lanier, Yandel Lazala, Jack Mulvey, Jackson Owens, Anthony Roberts, Bryson Sigmon, Cooper Sloan, Danyel Thompkins, Jayvon Williams, and Chandler Willis. Girl’s roster: Khya Brooks, Rylee-Grace Burgis, LeiLanni DeLano, Bailey Dugan, Annika Huskey, Harleigh Laroche, Printasia Lipscomb, Evionna McDowell, Faith McDowell, Ceniya Powell, Anna Rayfield, Sarah Rayfield, Callista Spencer, Destinii Stroupe, and Landrie Wofford. Head coach is Justin Willyoung. (Not all members were present when photo made.) (photo provided) Mountain, Stuart Cramer, and Ashbrook. GIRLS: 4x100 relay-3rd – Callista Spencer, Rylee-Grace Burgis, Sarah Rayfield, Ceniya Powell;

ROBINSON From Page 1 wife’s 1989 abortion hit the newspapers and social media. Splashed across the front of the March 20 Sunday edition of the Raleigh News & Observer was the headline, “Madison Cawthorn and Mark Robinson are the new faces of the NC GOP. Are they its future?” The authors of the piece offered no real updates on either candidate but tied them together as similar and asked why Republicans aren’t distancing themselves from Robinson, as they are from Cawthorn. The next day, the N&O released a video on multiple social media platforms of “Madison Cawthorn and Mark Robinson: In their own words.” The video is a compilation of archive clips from each figure that had received prior coverage. Two days later, WRAL announced that they had found a Facebook comment from 2012 where Mark Robinson admits to paying for an abortion when he was 20 years old in 1989. In the post, he said that “it

Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson praying. Photo by Carolina Journal was wrong” and he now regrets it. But many other left-leaning outlets and organizations piled on and denounced Robinson for “hypocrisy.” The N&O soon after released an editorial by Paige Masten also accusing the lieutenant governor of hypocrisy, titled, “The problem with Mark Robinson’s abortion revelation isn’t the abortion.” Masten ends with, “There’s a certain kind of moral hypocrisy involved in condemning others for a choice that you, too, once made. Everyone should have the right to choose what’s best for themselves and their families, including Mark

Robinson. It’s a shame that, despite his past, he doesn’t feel the same way.” Conservatives seemed to largely rally around Robinson, with many on social media arguing that just because Robinson and his wife once had an abortion doesn’t mean they’re hypocrites for now opposing them. Jason Williams, executive director of the socially conservative organization N.C. Faith and Freedom Coalition, released a statement saying, in part, “Some of North Carolina’s most effective and outspoken pro-life advocates are those who fully understand the emotional, physical, and

4x200 relay-3rd – Callista Spencer, Rylee-Grace Burgis, Sarah Rayfield, Ceniya Powell; Sprint Medley Relay-3rd – Annika Huskey, Anna Rayfield, Callista

Spencer, Sarah Rayfield; High Jump-2nd – Khya Brooks; Triple Jump-2nd – Ceniya Powell, 3rd – Harleigh LaRoche; Discus-3rd – Bailey Dugan.

Coach Willyoung said the ladies were 4th of five (5) teams, adding, “Again we were the only 1A team there.”

spiritual impacts of abortion because they have personally received or supported an abortion. … We are grateful for the unwavering commitment from Lt. Governor Robinson to protect life, including the unborn.” On social media, the point was frequently made that many people do things, like driving drunk or becoming addicted to drugs, then using that personal trauma to support making those activities illegal. One commenter on Twitter said, “I don’t understand saying someone can’t be against something if they ever did that same thing before. I used to steal cars. Was pretty good at it too. Took a black caddy to my 9th grade dance… But at 46yo, i still wouldn’t want my car stolen” To those of you calling out the hYpOcRiSy: If you drove after drinking in your twenties – even one time – and you’re now against drunk driving, you’re a hypocrite. – AirHorn (@ AirHorn16) March 24, 2022 On Thursday (March 24), Robinson released a video addressing the controversy. Sitting on a couch with his wife Yolanda, Robinson says, in part, “In

recent days, a Facebook post I made 10 years ago resurfaced, where I referenced paying for an abortion. Over 33 years ago, before we were married and before we had kids, we had an abortion. It was the hardest decision we have ever made, and sadly, we made the wrong one. This decision has been with us ever since. It is because of this experience and our spiritual journey that we are so adamantly pro-life. We know what it’s like to be in that situation, and we know the pain that an abortion causes. For everyone who has had this experience and carries this burden, we want you to know, you are not alone.” Chad Slotta, also a candidate in the Republican primary for the 13th U.S. Congressional District, released a statement saying, “As a pastor, I counseled people through the darkest times of their lives. My message was always the same: Our faith champions forgiveness and redemption. I didn’t know Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson 33 years ago. But I know him now as a man of faith – strong, sincere, and unafraid in his convictions. The media pile-on we’re seeing about

what was likely the most challenging period of his life is unseemly. I stand with Lt. Gov. Robinson.” Prominent pro-life figures such as Alveda King (Martin Luther King Jr.’s niece) and Abby Johnson (a former Planned Parenthood executive who is featured in the book and movie “Unplanned”) had abortions and later changed their views. The N.C. Republican Party said it had no comment on the situation. There didn’t appear to be any notable conservatives denouncing Robinson over the revelation. The N.C. Democratic Party, however, released a statement on Twitter, saying, “People from all walks of life and political parties have experiences with abortion. After years of anti-choice policies, @ NCGOP ought to offer the same respect and privacy to every pregnant person’s health care decisions that they are giving to the Lt. Gov Robinson.” Robinson, an Army veteran, and former furniture manufacturer rose to prominence after a speech in support of gun rights to the Greensboro City Council.


What to Do with Cremated Ashes Dear Savvy Senior, A while back I saw an article on different ways to scatter a person’s ashes after they’re cremated, but I’ve misplaced it. Can you help me with this? I’m preplanning my funeral and would like to include instructions on what to do with my remains that my family will appreciate. Planning Ahead

Store them at home: Many families choose to keep their loved ones close, by storing them at home. If you and your family choses this option, you can purchase a decorative urn through your funeral provider or online at Or you may want to use an old cookie jar or favorite container that reminds your family of you.

Dear Planning, There’s no shortage of options when it comes to handling or disposing of your cremated remains after you’re gone. Your family can keep, bury or scatter them in a variety of imaginative ways that reflect your life and personality. Here are some different options to consider.

Bury/inter them: The burial option is good if you wish to have a special place for your family to visit. This is also the only option for cremated ashes sanctioned by the Catholic Church, which specifies that ashes of the dead should be kept in sacred places like a cemetery or a columbarium and not kept at home or scattered.

Scatter them: The most popular option is to have your ashes scattered at a location you loved to be i.e., a favorite fishing spot, camping area, golf course, beach, park or at home. If you choose this route, keep in mind that some places, such as national parks, require a permit. And many public areas, like parks or sports stadiums may prohibit scattering.

Plant them: If you’re the environmental type, you can have your ashes planted with a tree. There are companies that offer living urns – like or – that mix your ashes with other nutrients that can be used to grow a plant or tree in your yard or a place of your choosing. Scatter them at sea: If you love the

water, there are many businesses that offer ash scattering services at sea, especially close to coastal areas, or your family could rent a boat and do it themselves. There are also companies like that offer reef memorials so your ashes can rest on the ocean floor.

Scatter them by air: This option will scatter your ashes into the sky so the particles can be taken by the wind. To do this, they could hire a private plane, helicopter or hot air balloon service, or use a balloon scattering service like Or they could even send your ashes into outer space with Turn them into a record: If you love music, a UK company called Vinlyly ( will turn your ashes into a vinyl record. You supply the music (or voice recording) and cover image, and the company creates a memorial that your family can listen to for years to come. Turn them into jewelry or glass: If you love jewelry or glass trinkets, there are companies – like CloseByMeJew-, and – that will turn your ashes into wearable jewelry or glass art memorials. Go out with a bang: If you’re a hunter or a gun lover, a company called Holy Smoke ( will create loaded ammunition out of cremated remains. Your family could store the ammo in the engraved wooden box it comes in, or they can send you off in a gun salute. Turn them into art: If you love art, arrange for an artists or family member to paint your portrait, or a picture, with some of your ashes mixed into the paint. Or, if your family is into tattoos, many tattoo artists will mix some ashes with ink to create a memorial tattoo. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book.