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MainStreet Family Care to open on May 5 Cherryville site chosen as their first NC location


According to Ms. Whitney Letman, Marketing Coordinator for MainStreet Family Care, their clinic will open its first North Carolina location in Cherryville on Sunday, May 5. In a recent media release, Ms. Letman noted, “From urgent care and COVID-19 testing to primary care, MainStreet Family provides high-quality medical care for the entire family.” Said Letman, “Patients one-year old and up can visit seven days a week.” MainStreet Family Care will be located in front of the Cherryville Walmart for easy accessibility, said Letman, who added, “We (MainStreet Family Care) are also looking forward to enhancing the availabil-

Planning and Zoning Director Alex Blackburn presented to Council to set a date for a public hearing on rezoning matter. (photo by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

MainStreet Family Care’s “Coming Soon” sign sits right at their work site, in front of the Cherryville Walmart. (photo provided) ity of COVID-19 testing for those who need it as the Cherryville clinic will offer rapid COVID-19 testing, allowing patients to receive their results in under 20 minutes.” MainStreet’s CEO, Sam Eskildsen said in the media release, “We want to make it simple for people that really need testing to receive it. There might be multiple areas to receive testing in bigger cities, but in rural North Carolina, testing can be more difficult to come by. If people are experi-

encing multiple symptoms associated with COVID-19 or have had direct exposure to someone who tested positive, they need to know they have somewhere to go.” Additionally, the Cherryville location will be open late nights and weekends, noted the release, which added that, “New patients can register online during regular business hours, and online registration is available from home for patients.” MainStreet’s See FAMILY, Page 8

Council meeting deals with financial budget matters; rezoning property by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

Last Monday night’s April 11 City Council regular session meeting will probably go down as one of the shortest on record, if not THE shortest in recent memory. Nevertheless, City business was conducted as normal with nothing overlooked or left out, as the Mayor and Councilmembers dealt with the issues at hand. Council voted on and approved first the agenda, then

the City Council regular session minutes of March 14, 2022, and the revised minutes of the regular council session of June 8, 2020. Council member Gary Freeman asked if his revised comments changes had been made and was told they had been. Next up were the Mayor’s Comments where Mayor Beam mentioned about the four ribbon cuttings the City had and which he attended, noting that there were “… exceptionally large crowds there” at each of the ribbon cuttings; Tony Tzzz’s, Turner

Animal Clinic, Frank Zaya’s Photography, and the New Cherryville Family YMCA, which he noted was, according to Gaston County YMCA CEO Sharon Padgett, was “…the largest ribbon cutting turnout they have ever had.” Mayor Beam also spoke at Cherryville Elementary at the request of Principal Mrs. Audrey Hovis and his daughter, Ashley Long, who works there. He spoke about the past Sunday’s budget meeting the Council whad at the Fire See COUNCIL, Page 2

Cherryville couple portray Adam and Eve in locally-hosted production St. John’s Lutheran Church site for the Mark Twain-written piece scheduled for April 29 and 30 by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

Cherryville couple Ashley DeMar and Jeremy Homesley are scheduled to perform the Mark Twain-written humorous, yet thought-provoking “The Diaries of Adam & Eve” on Friday and Saturday, April 29 and 30, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, in Cherryville. The production starts at 7 p.m., and a free will offering will be taken with any donations given going to the church’s ministry to feed the hungry, “God’s Work, Our Hands” ministry. The two, who moved to Cherryville in 2019 from New York, had lived here previously in 2016, said Ms. DeMar, who added she is originally from New York, but that Jeremy’s family is from Cherryville. “We are lucky enough to live on the family farm – in the same house his grandparents built – and that’s an invaluable experience for us and for us to give to our son, Roan,” she said.

On Tuesday, April 12, the second day of Cherryville’s Holy Week celebration, the Rev. Dr. Vince Hefner, pastor of Cherryville’s First Baptist Church, gave the message at First Presbyterian Church, where the week’s events were held. (photo by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

Cherryville pastors; worshipers celebrate Holy Week In this publicity photo, originally taken in Watertown, NY, we see Ashley DeMar and her husband, Jeremy Homesley acting out a scene from the book and play, “The Diaries of Adam & Eve”, in which Eve picks out the names of the plants in the Garden of Eden. (photo by Maureen Hillabrandt) Jeremy said, “I’ve lived here since 2008 and I think it’s a great area. I initially moved here right after graduating from undergrad at Lenoir-Rhyne. We left in the summer of 2017 when I did a long section hike on the Appalachian Trail (from North Carolina to New York). And then we spent a bit of time in New York and a bit of time in Virginia before coming back in spring of 2019.” Though they are far from retirement age, Ashley noted Jeremy is an English teacher at Bessemer

City High School where he teaches British Literature, World Literature, Honors English and AP English, in addition to leading Drama Club. She works remotely as a writer/copywriter, in addition to her work in the theater and music world. Together, we also run a farm and Project Local, which is the non-profit Jeremy founded in 2017. Said Jeremy, “Project Local is a non-profit agro-business founded on the idea that food production is an essential component See COUPLE, Page 11

April 11-15 services, ending with Cross Walk, well attended by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

Cherryville’s 2022 Holy Week celebration (the week of April 11-15) was celebrated with five pastors leading the worshipers who came to First Presbyterian Church to worship in prayer and song the trial, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, Who was executed by Roman Governor Pontius Pilate over 2,000 years ago. The message still resounds today in towns big and small, as was evidenced by Cherryville’s faithful gathering for the much-loved services.


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The Cherryville Ministerial Association once again hosted the event, whose theme was “He took my place”. Monday’s services were led by Pastor Will Upchurch, who gave the day’s sermon on Matthew 27: 11-14. where Jesus faces Pilate, with special music by Martel Sigmon. The Rev. Dr. Bill Lowe, pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Cherryville, did the welcome, announcements and opening prayers for all five days of the celebration, as well as Sunday, April 17’s Easter Sunrise Service at City Memorial Cemetery. The Sunday sermon was delivered by Dr. Lowe, speaking in first-person voice as the Apostle Simon Peter. On Tuesday, April 12,

the Rev. Dr. Vince Hefner, of Cherryville’s First Baptist Church gave the sermon from Matthew 27: 22-30, titled, “Taking the place of Barabbas”. The CMA ministers provided the choir music, “Amazing Grace”. Pastor Hefner asked the question, “What will I do with God in my life?”, which he said was one of the oldest, if not the oldest, question asked of man. Dr. Hefner also referenced Moses, the great Hebrew leader and Old Testament prophet, who found out soon enough that it was God Who was in control of things and not Moses. “We should ask ourselves in 2022, what shall we do with Jesus?” stated Rev. Hefner, who finished by noting, See HOLY WEEK, Page 2

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Cherryville Branch Library’s “Battle of the Books” recap by TRACI POLLITT

elementary school libraries in the Chicago public school system. When these women met, they realized they were working toward the same goal: inspiring a lifetime love of reading. They began working together and created the first “Battle of the Books” for radio. It aired every Friday on the Board of Education’s station, WBEZ; audiences enjoyed listening to 3-person teams battling in a question-and-answer style quiz show. The pro-

gram was moderated by Ruth Harshaw and hosted by Dilla MacBean. The program was very popular and ran for 25 years. In 1948, the ladies wrote a book outlining the radio contest as well as including sample questions. Michael Leonard, originally from Illinois, brought ‘BOB’ here to North Carolina when he accepted the position of Children’s Librarian for Onslow County Public Library. His focus was on middle school stu-

dents, as he realized there weren’t many activities in either the public library or the school library for children this age. In 1981, Onslow County Public Library sponsored the first NC Battle of the Books contest for sixth graders, and by 2000, the NC School Media Association had taken over sponsorship. The first state competition was held during the 2001– 2002 school year. The program has continued to expand over the years, moving from middle school

students (grades 6-8) to elementary students and, just a few years ago, high school students. All participants read titles from a list established by the state ‘BOB’ committee. The lists are chosen to represent a variety of literary styles and viewpoints by prominent authors. The students then compete in the same sort of quiz-bowl-style tournament that Ruth Harshaw and Dilla MacBean created all those years ago. As you can see, we’ve already put out selections from next year's lists! If your child is interested in participating in next year’s ‘BOBs’, this is a great time to bring them to the Cherryville Branch library and get an early start. You can also see some of the new displays we have up, such as the “Read It and Weep” one in our Teen area. 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, dear library lovers!


regular work session, the mayor reminded everyone. In keeping with the City’s policy of recognizing their employee’s years of service at the Council meetings, Finance Director Dixie Wall was honored by the Mayor and Council for her 10 years of service to the City. Mrs. Wall thanked the Mayor and Council for her certificate. Planning and Zoning

Director Alex Blackburn presented to Council to set a date for a public hearing on rezoning from commercial (GMC) to residential (R-40) a parcel of property at 4233 Old Lincolnton Rd., Crouse. Council voted on and approved doing so at their May 9 council meeting. City Manager Brian Dalton then gave a presentation of the City’s fi-

nancial statement in which he said the City’s General, Electric, Solid Waste & Sanitation, and Water and Sewer funds all saw increases. Mayor Beam congratulated Mr. Dalton and City staff on what he termed, “… a good report.” There being no further business by Council or staff, the meeting was adjorned.

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LEGO Club – Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m. Family Storytime – Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Hooks, Needles & Thread – Friday, May 13 at 11 a.m. Teen Anime Club – Thursday, May 12 at 4:30 p.m. CLOSED FOR MEMORIAL DAY – Monday, May 30 Congratulations to our own W.B. Beam Intermediate Battle of the Books team! They took second place in this year’s competition (west division). It was a great match with this year’s winner, Chapel Grove Elementary. W.A. Bess Elementary took first place for the east division, beating out Costner Elementary. We’d also like to congratulate the winners in the middle school category: Belmont Middle (first place), Gaston Virtual Academy (second place),

Some of the new displays we up at Your Cherryville Branch Library, such as the “Read It and Weep” one in our Teen area. (photos provided) and Holbrook Middle (third place). All the students who participated in this year's battles did a fantastic job! The history of the ‘Battle of the Books’ is quite interesting, starting out as the radio show “Hobby Horse Presents”. Ruth Harshaw created the program in which a student panel read and discussed books as well as often getting to interview visiting authors. The supervisor of Chicago School Libraries, Dilla MacBean, led a movement to create

From Page 1 Department, complimenting City Manager Brian Dalton and City of Cherryville Finance Director Dixie Wall for their long hours put in and hard work in completing the budget workup. The budget will be voted on at Council’s June

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First Baptist Church’s pastor, the Rev. Dr. Vince Hefner, giving the Tuesday Holy Week message, titled, “Taking the place of Barabbas”.

HOLY WEEK From Page 1 “An important thing we can do with Jesus right now is to follow Him. I challenge all of us to do just that.” On Wednesday, April 13, St. John’s Lutheran pastor, Rev. Scott Homesley, provided the sermon, titled, “Soldiers mock Jesus”, from Matthew 27:31-36. Special music (“Beneath the cross of Jesus”) was provided by Jenna Spiker. Thursday, April 14’s sermon was titled “King on the cross”, preached by the Rev. Zac Mayhue. The special music was “Alas, and did my Savior bleed?”, provided by Dale Upton and Randy and Gina Black. On Friday, April 15,

Shady Grove Baptist Church’s pastor, the Rev. Dale Hendricks spoke on “Jesus died on the cross” from Matthew 27:45-50. Special music was provided by the First Presbyterian Church choir. Organ preludes for each of the services was provided by Joe Gainey and Nancy Catena. The services were livestreamed daily on the church’s Facebook site and broadcast daily on a local radio station. An offering was received daily and divided equally between the Cherryville Area Ministries and the Cherryville Ministerial Association. Additionally, lunch was provided following each of the five days after services ended.

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Shady Grove 141st Homecoming 8th Annual Songfest to be held April 23 Celebration is May 1 Shady Grove Baptist Church, 3240 Tryon Courthouse Rd., Cherryville, is having their 141st Homecom-

ing Celebration on Sunday, May 1, at 10 a.m. They are asking for those who wish to come and join them for their

celebration. Also, The Littles will be live in concert. For more information, please call (704) 435-9605.

Come join us for a night of Fellowship and Community Praise to the Lord! We have many talented voices to be heard from our town and neighboring towns around us! Cherryville Area Min-

istries (CAM) Board of Directors will be hosting the 8th Annual Songfest! Let us all come together as God’s children and enjoy a night of Praise and Worship! Join us on Saturday, April 23, at

6:30 p.m., at First Wesleyan Church, Cherryville, NC. Admission is FREE. However, we will be taking up a “Love Offering” to help with the Building Fund at CAM.

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You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today. –Abraham Lincoln

So, here’s my thing about social media… To quote a good friend of mine (and if he reads this, he will know who he is), “here’s my thing” about social media in all its forms, good and/or (mostly) bad. Let’s start with what I deem to be the best part of the social media phenomena – being able to almost immediately stay in touch with those who you love most, which is (I hope for many), your family. While I confess here my outright hatred for, and loathing of, almost all forms of social media (so far as I can ascertain) social media began as a means for folks everywhere to connect and have a platform, if nothing else, with which to share their thoughts, loves, ideas, and, yes, sometimes even fears and their hatreds! I get that it has its place in our mish-mash of cultures today and is a way for many to stay connected. Unfortunately, it has become much more than an ethernet meeting place, and not all of it is even remotely good, by my reckoning. But, as the saying goes, “It is what it is until it ain’t no more!” I’m going to shock many of my column’s

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three or four whole readers here by opening up and admitting that I only have a Facebook page for myself. Yes, that’s right… just Facebook for me; nothing else. I don’t do Twitter or Instagram or any of those other social media vehicles currently in use mainly because I just don’t have the time to invest in them. I’m WAY too busy doing more important stuff, like tying my shoes, working on my retirement fund (also known as “the lottery”) or maybe chasing the end of rainbows for that hardto-find pot of gold. You, know THAT kind of REALLY busy stuff! Also, there’s this little device I like to call a cell

phone, see? I normally revert to using that whenever I want to contact my wife, our kids and grandkids, or our family. I also use it quite a bit for work as I call folks to set up interviews or check on sports or news from the original source. And, for me folks, let’s face it (don’t be shocked here, okay), BIG spoiler alert… Facebook is not only NOT an original source for real news, it’s not even – so far as I can tell – a good source for much of anything, in my mind, except getting out recipes or pictures of somebody’s meal they’re currently eating or a cute cat or poochie video they have just found (my wife’s faves are Hammy and Liv, two hilarious Corgis who talk through comic bookstyle thought balloons). Not exactly the sort of material on which to base major public policy or use to judge someone’s motives for anything important… except for maybe the Corgis. Just kidding! While we’re at it, let me also be candid here about today’s mainstream media, which is nothing more than a glorified, “prettied-up”, high dollar

Yes… you can keep on working! special and Some peomeant so ple seem very much to me. surprised that I still have even though I the yearbooks am retired I am from the still employed school, and I in school, and enjoy looking that I still enjoy at the pictures it. It’s something and rememI can’t really bering the explain except By Anne S. Haynes good times. to say that it’s Now I realize that rewho I am and what I do. I suppose it’s just saying that tirement is great and the I have a purpose and a rea- goal for many employed people. I did retire and son to be a necessary part took care of some ailing of my community. family members. When I’ve written here before they sadly went to heaven, that I decided in the secI knew it was time for me ond grade that I was going to find something to do to be a teacher. I was in that filled my time and the class of Mrs. Robinson gave me a purpose. at Tryon School, and I reI suppose my profession ally loved her and wanted has offered me a perfect to be just like her. I was in way to re-enter the workher classes two years. She taught me in the first grade ing world. Substituting and tutoring gives me a and the second grade in a purpose that is amazing combination class. as I see students learn and I loved all of my grow. But on the other teachers at Tryon School. hand, I know people who Each one was unique and

changed professions entirely and absolutely loved it. It made them feel more alive and useful with a new purpose in life. As I am going about my days as an employed person I realize that many others enjoy the freedom of not holding down a job. And another thing I realize is that many retired people put their talents and abilities to use as a volunteer in many places like schools and hospitals. These kindhearted people deserve a lot of praise for what they do willingly without pay. So, whether you work full-time or part-time or volunteer one day or all week or none, hold your head up and do what is best for you and your family. Even in retirement there is a world full of many exciting adventures and challenges.

Entitlement is not just bad politics, but a sickness of the soul by RAY NOTHSTINE Guest columnist

Jussie Smollett’s release from jail mere days into his sentence for faking a hate crime reveals another example of entitlement culture run amok. It’s not just that Smollett likely got preferential treatment with his release because of his money and status, but that

he never apologized or admitted any wrongdoing from his hoax. When held to account by one judge, the disgraced actor then threw an epic tantrum, weaseling his way out of a few months of prison in Chicago with the help of attorneys. Many of us witness entitled behavior every day, whether leaving a cart in

the middle of a parking lot, cutting in line, or barking at a restaurant server over a minor inconvenience. We’re all guilty of acting entitled to some extent, but it significantly increases cultural rot when it infects the criminal justice system or other institutions. The 2019 college admissions scandal is another prime example of toxic

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version of – you guessed it – another useless Facebook page. I feel they all need to be scrapped and rebuilt from the bottom up and their “journalists” (and I once again use that term loosely; VERY loosely!) either fired or sent back to school to at least learn the basics of true journalism. And for the record folks, please know that just be-

cause you can trot out a phone camera and snap a picture of something to place it on Facebook or one of the social media sites and call it “news” absolutely DOES NOT make you a journalist, savvy? It really does take a bit more than that so please spare yourselves the foolishness of playing into the hands of those who would lie to you

and tell you otherwise in order to get a story at your expense! That said, go on – enjoy your Facebook experience. Just be careful of what you put on there. It might just come back and bite you in the rear when you least expect it. Then YOU will be the news on the Hammy and Liv You Tube channel!

Moderation, balance and rigid flexibility Most doctors will encourage their patients to not overdrink alcohol. Glenn Mollette Too Guest Editorial much might cause you to fall and impairs an individual’s ability to make good decisions or drive an automobile. Going on a binge of anything may not be a positive decision. Giving up food for a day will make you sluggish and probably irritable. Eating a buffet usually brings regret. Going to the gym to work out for three hours will just zap you for the rest of the day. Working 29 days out of the month will make you more money but when will you be able to enjoy what you’ve earned? We need fruit and vegetables every day but you can overdo fiber. How much time do you have to keep so many relationships going? The Bible says a man of too many friends will soon come to ruin. There are lots of

scenarios of too much. You can play too much, work too much, party too much, spend too much and even save too much. You can spend your life searching for love and being in and out of love. In the end, you are exhausted and drained. You can spend too much time in church and doing religious kinds of things. What good are you to the world and others if all you ever do is sit in church? Faith must be fleshed out and put into practice. The basketball team wants to do more than just practice seven days a week. The exhilaration comes in playing the game. You don’t want to spend your life reading about the ocean. You want to go and see and swim in the ocean. You don’t want to spend your life cooking in the kitchen. You would like to sit and savor some of the delicious food from the kitchen. Life is about participating as much as you can, when you can, and as you are able. We all have limitations but we hope and dream. The hopes and dreams keep us

going and trying. When we lose these it’s easy to give up. The cancer patient hopes for a cure and hangs on. Moderation is the key to most of life. Work some, play some, love some, help others some, cultivate your faith, friends, family and diversify your diet. Yes, include fruit and vegetables and some exercise. Watch some television and news but don’t live in front of the television. Most of the news is bad. The cable news channels and evening news are filled with the bad things of the day. Obviously bad news is what makes money. If you work 50 hours a week, then take stock of your blessing to have a job. Consider how you might do your work better and more effectively to help your employer and fulfill yourself. Give some thought to aiming for balance in your life. A balanced tire always rides better. When possible, practice moderation in all things and try to utilize rigid flexibility. An inflexible life will eventually break.

entitlement. Actress Felicity Huffman is one of at least 53 that were charged. Prosecutors described her behavior as “driven by entitlement.” In The Atlantic, Caitlin Flanigan writes about a parent ex-

ploding over questioning his son’s fake water-polo credentials. “The word entitlement – even in its full, splendid range of meanings – doesn’t begin to cover the attitudes on display,” writes Flanigan.

Another trend of spoiled entitlement on many campuses is the inability to hear differing opinions without melting down like a toddler. Even Yale law students, the type of See ENTITLEMENT, Page 8

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Through every season, God is still God!

Stand Up To The Bully (Part 2 of the “I Can” series) Have you ever had to stand up to a person that was trying to coerce you into doing something that you knew wouldn’t be beneficial for you? They kept harassing you about it, and tried to manipulate you into submitting to their suggestion. Every time you saw them, you would go in another direction in order to afford the confronta- DANYALE PATTERSON tion. Maybe fear, or even the discomfort of dealing with an intimidating person, hindered you from confronting them. Eventually, you mustered up enough courage to stand up to the bully, because you knew that if you submitted to their suggestion, it would lead you down a wrong path. Although standing up to a difficult person takes courage, I believe standing up to the internal bullytakes even more courage. My Roommate How many times have we talked ourselves out of doing something that would benefit us like eating healthier, managing money better, or forgiving an offense? We listened to the self-sabotaging thoughts that beat us down with fear, doubt, or pride. It’s tough to deal with the inner enemy, because we are roommates. When it comes to dealing with challenging people, most of the time we can leave them. We can get a new job, change communities, or love people from a distance. Unfortunately, we can’t hide from ourselves. However, we can do something about the negative self-talk filled with insecurities, worry, and pessimism that strive to reign in our lives. We can confront ourselves with courage, by using the spiritual principle the bible calls, “casting down thoughts”. 2 Corinthians 10:4-5(GNT) says, “The weapons we use in our fight are not the world’s weapons but God’s powerful weapons, which we use to destroy strongholds. We destroy false arguments; we pull down every proud obstacle that is raised against the knowledge of God; we take every thought captive and make it obey Christ.” In other words, when thoughts come that don’t align with God’s word, we must shout, “NO!” to them, declare God’s word to replace the thought, and then walk in obedience to the scripture. Also, the more we meditate on the word of God, the more we will be led by the Spirit. I Corinthians 2:16 (AMP) states, “For who has known the mind and purposes of the Lord, so as to instruct Him? But we have the mind of Christ [to be guided by His thoughts and purposes].” PRAY THIS PRAYER: “Father you alone are worthy of all the praise, honor, and glory. There is none like you in all the earth. Thank you for creating me in your image and after your likeness. Forgive me for believing and accepting thoughts that disagree with scripture and torment my mind. Lord, I need help in keeping my thoughts in alignment with your word. I ask that you give me the strength to conquer my internal bully, so that I may please you and live victoriously in every area of my life. 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.

the warmth during these days, but it makes it about impossible to dress my kids. They wear heavy jackets to school because they complain about being cold and come back red-faced complaining about being hot. It is tough to manage all those seasons in a short period of time. In the same way that we move through the seasons of weather, we too move through seasons of life. At times it can feel like we are moving through many seasons all at the same time. Life can be chaotic and hectic, and just like the weather it can’t make up its mind. At times it can feel like life throws too many things at you all at the same time.

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must always remember is that through every season God is still God. Whether it feels like our days are sunny and bright or like our days are dark and gloomy, God is still in control. The cross of Easter reminds us that there is nowhere we can go, there is no season too trying, there is no pain too deep for God’s care, grace, and love to be evidenced. I pray that as we move through this high and holy season of Easter that you might feel the grace, love, and peace of God. May we make each season of our lives as Christians transformative.

top of the world. At other times, things are hard and we might not be sure that they can ever get good again. Solomon reminds us, for everything there is a season. What I find encouraging about these words, is that they provide a very helpful reminder to us is that indeed “…this too will pass.” If you are having a tough time right now, hear the good news – this too will pass. If you are having a great time right now and everything is coming up rainbows and sunshine, “…this too will pass.” We are thankful for the seasons of life as each one brings with it challenges and opportunities. Yet, what we

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Fairview Baptist Church 415 South Mountain 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

When we catch ourselves in the midst of one of these storms of life, it is important to remember, these are but seasons and will eventually come to an end. That’s why I am thankful for the wisdom of Solomon contained in the book of Ecclesiastes. Solomon reminds us that for everything in life there is a season. The litany that begins Chapter 3 is both beautiful and chilling. There is a time for tears and a time for laughter; a time for living; a time for dying; a time to tear down and a time to build up; a time for silence and a time to speak. For everything in life there is a season. At times things are great and we feel like we are on

Emmanuel Baptist Church 1155 Marys Grove Church Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-5764

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Composting: great way to prepare for spring planting Introduction to Home Composting Composting is an excellent way to recycle organic household and yard materials. The following information from the NC Cooperative Extension shows how easy and efficient composting can be. More than 25% of the typical household’s waste is yard trimmings and food scraps that can be composted. Composting is the controlled decomposition of organic materials into a soillike substance called compost. Organic materials, such as grass clippings, leaves, yard trimmings, food scraps, and non-recyclable paper products, can be composted at home in compost bins, piles, or worm bins. Home composting is an easy and economical way for individuals to convert their organic waste into a soil amendment that they can use to mulch landscaping, enhance plant growth, enrich topsoils, and provide other benefits to plants and soil. Compost benefits include: improves soil health & fertility, increases the nutrient content of soils, promotes higher yields of crops, brings & feeds diverse life in soils, makes soil easier to work with, increases soil porosity & moisture retention, suppresses plant diseases & pests, can reduce the need for fertilizers & pesticides, encourages healthy root systems, helps regenerate poor soils, can prevent & manage soil erosion problems, reduces water demands of

plants & trees. 4 Great Reasons to Compost Yard Waste It saves money – Converting your food scraps and yard trimmings to compost saves on buying soil amendments and fertilizers. Homeowners who discard yard waste are giving away An example of a compost set-up. their yards’ composting bins at a subsipotential soil dized rate. Place your comnutrients Saves time – Discarding to post bin in a flat, open space a compost pile is often faster that is easily accessible but than bagging and bundling not right next to your house. sticks for streetside yard dis- Keep areas in front of and above the bin clear so you can posal. Reduces trash disposal – get to it easily. Placing it in a Your community will need shady area is best so it won’t dry out as quickly. Siting less landfill space and incinyour bin near gardens where erator capacity. Less pollution you will use the compost is will be emitted by landfills also a good idea. and waste-hauling trucks Composting tools list It’s educational – Learning (suggested, not necessary) about composting and natural Thick work or gardening processes is interesting for gloves, Digging fork with people young or old. Children metal tines and reinforced can learn to conserve natural handle, Aerator (resembles resources through compost- screw or butterfly clips), Waing activities. It’s a great way tering can or hose, Containto teach natural sciences. ers or buckets, Screener, Flat Simple tools to get you shovel or tapered spade. started… Questions and Answers You can compost in a pile How do I compost? Two or in a bin that you have con- basic styles: Single Batch structed or purchased. On the internet, you can find plans for making compost bins or sites that sell manufactured bins. Some communities sell

Spring is a season of rejuvenation, and that spirit of renewal can take hold inside a home. Warm weather and longer hours of daylight make spring a perfect time to imagine a home’s interior design in a new light. The following are a handful of decor ideas that may inspire homeowners to give their homes an entirely new look this spring. • Wallpaper: Wallpaper fell out of favor years ago, but new styles that aren’t so heavily patterned can make for wonderful additions to any room. Large-scale prints can give a room a whole new feel without giving homeowners or their guests the impression that they have stepped back in time. A simple, mural-style floral wallpaper on the walls surrounding a table in a breakfast nook can bring nature inside. • Pastel colors: Nothing embodies the spring quite like pastel colors. If colorful, bright flowers dot the garden in the backyard, homeowners can bring those uplifting pastels inside by painting an accent wall or even adding some brightly colored accent furniture to rooms that could use a lift. • Declutter: Clutter is often conquered during spring cleaning sessions, but

homeowners who want to create more free-flowing interior spaces can downsize their furniture and/or look for multipurpose features that make it hard for clutter to take over a room. Create more open space in entertaining areas by mounting the television and getting rid of a bulky entertainment center. Create even more space by replacing rarely used end tables with a storage ottoman where books and magazines can be stored to give a room a fresh, clean look. • Accent features: Sometimes the smallest changes to an interior space make the biggest impression. Replace dated accents like vases and table lamps with newer items that reflect the latest styles and trends. Such adjustments won’t break the bank, and they can give rooms a whole new feel. Spring is a great time to reconsider home interiors. This spring homeowners can embrace various strategies, both big and small, to give their homes a whole new feel.

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(materials are added only once to form a pile) and Continuous Pile (add materials as they become available). When is compost ready to use? It takes about 3 to 6 months to produce finished compost using the Hot Pile Method. The Cold Pile Method will take about a year or longer. Compost is ready to use when it is dark brown, has a light and crumbly texture similar to potting soil, and has a pleasant, earthy scent. Are animals attracted to compost piles? Not if you manage the pile correctly. Don’t put meat, fish, dairy products, grease, oil, bloodmeal or bones in your compost bin. Cover kitchen scraps or vegetable garden trimmings with brown leaves or other carbon materials.

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Perennials can add color and vibrancy to any garden. One of the more desirable components of perennials is that they come back year after year, meaning homeowners do not have to invest in a gardenful of new flowers every year. That can add up to considerable savings. Perennials often form the foundation of beautiful gardens. Annuals only grow for one season, produce seeds and then die. However, perennials die back to the ground every autumn and their roots

survive the winter. So the plants reemerge in the spring, according to The Farmer’s Almanac. Some perennials are short-lived, meaning they will come back a few consecutive years; others will last for decades. Though planted perennials require less maintenance than annuals, they are not completely maintenance-free. Certain care is needed to help perennials thrive, and that starts with the soil. In fact, soil is the single most important factor for growing healthy plants. Penn State Extension says most perennials grow ideally in well drained, fertile soil with a pH of 6.0 to 7.0. In addition, organic matter can

improve soil texture and water-holding ability. When including perennials in the garden, make sure you wait for the right time to plant them. The ideal time is during the spring or fall. Perennials come as container-grown perennials, which already have been established in the soil. Bareroot perennials are just roots that are often packed in peat moss. In order to plant bareroot perennials, soak the roots in water for several minutes before gently planting in the ground, indicates the how-to resource Tip Bulletin. Perennials should be watered deeply, especially during the first growing season. However, the soil should never be overly dry or wet. Most perennials do not need to be fertilized heavily. A single application in the spring

typically is all that’s needed. Care along the way can include deadheading spent flowers so that plants can use their energy on seed production and reblooming. Perennials should be divided when they grow large, every three to four years when the plants are not in bloom. Perennials produce fewer flowers or may look sickly when the time has passed to divide them. Early spring often is a good time to divide perennials, advises The Farmer’s Almanac. A thick layer of mulch can help perennials to overwinter successfully. Perennials planted in containers will need to be transplanted into the garden before it gets cold because most containers cannot thoroughly insulate perennial roots. Apart from these strategies, perennials pretty much take care of themselves. As long as sunlight requirements match plant needs, the perennials should thrive.

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Are backyard chickens right for you? 8 garden tools Raising backyard chickens has been a growing phenomenon for several years. Many cities have passed laws legalizing backyard chickens, encouraging many to raise chickens as a rewarding hobby. One of the biggest benefits to raising backyard chickens is that their eggs are fresher and often tastier than store-bought varieties. Hens can lay one egg per day. Multiply that egg per hen, and breakfast is always available. Another benefit to chickens is they produce a natural fertilizer that can be used in gardens. “The Old Farmer’s Almanac” says chicken manure can be composted, aged and eventually added to the garden. In about six months, a person will accumulate about one cubic foot of manure per chicken.

Egg shells and other compostable material can be added to create an even richer formula. Chickens also can help control bugs around the yard, offers the experts at Tractor Supply Company. Before investing in backyard chickens, people should determine if chickens will fit with their life-

style. Costs and care are a big consideration. Each chick will cost anywhere between $3 to $5 a bird. Then there’s feed to consider. The most expensive item will likely be the coop. The experts at The Happy Chicken Coop, a resource for raising chickens and starting coops, says handy men and women can build homemade coops, but ready-made ones will cost a few hundred dollars. The coop will need to offer around four square feet of space per chicken (or what’s recommended for the breed). Despite being seemingly independent birds, chickens need people to be active caregivers. They require feed and water daily. The chickens will need a caregiver while you vacation. People who are frequently

away from home should reconsider chickens. Chickens also are prone to worms, parasites and lice. They need to have rear feathers trimmed to stay clean and sanitary, and they will require an area where they can “dust” and selfgroom. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises not to cuddle and kiss chickens like pets because they can carry salmonella. Not every coop is completely varmint-proof, and some chickens may succumb to predators. Squeamish or sentimental folks may find chickens aren’t the right fit. Chickens require commitment and care that many people can provide. It is essential to do one’s homework to ensure that backyard chickens are a sound investment.

Budget-friendly ways to upgrade a landscape An inviting, well-tended landscape can add significant curb appeal to a home. Such a landscape also can serve as a point of pride and welcome homeowners each evening as they arrive home from work. Landscaping projects run the gamut from simple changes that can be accomplished on a weekend afternoon to more significant and costly undertakings that require the work of a professional. Budget-conscious homeowners may be looking for simpler projects, and the following are some less costly ways to upgrade a landscape. • Add a pop of color with planters. Awe-inspiring colors can make a landscape stand out from surrounding properties. Flowers, bushes and plants may be the first thing homeowners consider when trying to add color to their lawns, but planters can provide a more immediate way to give exterior grounds some color. Bold planters won’t lose their color in a matter of weeks like many flowers do, and homeowners can switch planters so the colors align

with the season. For example, some pastel planters can evoke the spirit of spring, while orange planters can be filled with mums to give a landscape an autumnal feel. • Plant perennials around the property. Well-maintained perennials grow back each year, making them ideal for homeowners who don’t have the time or desire to map out new gardening arrangements each spring. Planting perennials also is a great way to add color around the property without breaking the bank. • Upgrade walkways. Though it’s more expensive than adding planters and planting perennials, upgrading old and cracked

walkways is a great way to give a property a whole new look. According to the renovation experts at HomeAdvisor, homeowners typically pay between $6 and $12 per square foot for new concrete walkway installation. Homeowners working on a budget can target spots where walkways have already cracked and fix those areas first before continuing the project piecemeal until all the old walkways have been replaced. • Plant to create privacy. Homeowners spent more time at home than ever before during the pandemic, and some might have grown tired of seeing what their neighbors are up to. Fenc-


ing might be the first solution homeowners consider when looking to make their landscapes more private. But new fencing installation can be expensive, costing homeowners between $1,667 and $4,075 on average, according to BobVila. com. A more costly and natural solution is to plant trees around the perimeter. Speak with a local landscaping professional, who can survey the property to see which trees might thrive and provide the privacy homeowners want. Creating an inviting landscape doesn’t have to break the bank. Various small and relatively inexpensive projects can change the look and feel of a home’s exterior.

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The right tool for the job is essential to working safely and efficiently. This is as true in the workplace as it is in the garden. Novice gardeners may not know where to begin in regards to which tools they need. The following are eight items that can serve as a solid foundation for beginning gardeners. 1. Gloves: Your hands will be working hard, so it pays to protect them from calluses, blisters, splinters, insects, and dirt. Look for water-resistant gloves that are also breathable. 2. Hand pruners: Hand pruners are essential for cutting branches, cleaning up shrubs, dead-heading flowers, and various other tasks. Choose ergonomic, no-slip handles that will make work easier. Rust-resistant, nonstick blades also are handy. 3. Wheelbarrow: A wheelbarrow can transport gear to garden beds or tote dirt, leaves, rocks, and other materials around the landscape. A good wheelbarrow is strong but light enough to maneuver when full. 4. Loppers: Long-handled loppers will fit the bill for thick branches. The long handles provide leverage to cut through branches an inch or more in diameter. 5. Hand trowel: A hand trowel is a handy tool that lets you dig holes or unearth weeds. While shopping for a trowel, consider getting a hand-held garden fork, which can aerate soil and cut through roots. 6. Hose/watering can:

Keeping gardens hydrated is part of ensuring their health. That makes a hose and a watering can two invaluable tools to have around. Invest in a lightweight, expandable hose if storage space is at a premium. An adjustable nozzle will enable you to customize the water flow as needed. A watering can is an easy way to tote water to hard-to-reach pots and containers. 7. Garden kneeler: Gardeners often bend and kneel while working in the soil. That puts pressure on the back and knees. A comfortable garden kneeler with memory foam or one made from shock-absorbing material can reduce aches and pains. 8. Garden hoe: Garden hoes till soil, remove weeds and perform many other tasks. A garden hoe can be used along with a full-sized shovel, trowel and garden rake. This list is just the tip of the garden tool iceberg. Visit a garden center and speak with a professional about other tools that can be added to the mix.


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Miss Cherryville High School Pageant is April 30 Twenty-five young ladies from CHS are to be congratulated as they have been nominated as a contestant for the Miss Cherryville High School Pageant, according to a media release from Wendy Holt, of CHS. The pageant’s date is Saturday April 30, at Starnes Auditorium, starting at 7 p.m., with the doors opening for spectators at 6:30. Admission to the public will be $8 at the door ($5 advanced tickets). Holt, the cheerleading head coach, noted contestants are nominated by the faculty and staff of CHS, adding, “It is an honor to be nominated as one of the young ladies that best represents Cherryville High School.” In a letter sent out to all the participants/contestants, the requirements are that at least $50 in donations must be collected

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by each contestant (or pre-sell $50 in tickets) and is due at practice on April 29. All extra tickets must be turned in at this time as well. The contestants may also feel free to collect more than required, as this is a fundraising pageant started in 2009 for the CHS cheerleaders. Wrote Coach Holt, “It is still a fundraiser today but has grown to include the Miss CHS Scholar title and scholarship. This is our first year doing the pageant since it was canceled due to COVID in 2020.” All money collected in donations goes toward the “2022 MISS CHS SWEETHEART” title and the scholarship. Contestants may decorate a “Money Jar” with their picture, 'bling’, etc., and bring it with them to practice on April 29. It was noted they may also use this jar around town to collect money before April 29. On strategies.” MainStreet Family Care is a Birmingham, Alabama-based business, said Letman, who added they are also a Medical Group specializing in serving rural communities in Alabama, Georgia, and North Carolina. In addition to a full range of urgent care services, MainStreet Family Care also delivers a variety of preventative, wellness and occupational health services. MainStreet’s other North Carolina location will be in Locust, N.C. More information about MainStreet Family Care can be found at mainstreetfamilycare. com.

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Back row, left to right: Kendall Chupp, Alayna Carpenter, Katie Eaker, Skye Reed, Addie Eaker, Aymee Wells, Rylee-Grace Burgis, Autumn Kondzielski, Makayla Sigmon, and Gracie Truesdell. Front row (left to right): Cadee Dobbins, Bailey Dugan, Kylie Reynolds, Anna Leigh Jones, Lani Philbeck, Sarah Eaker, Katie Ramsey, Sydney Abernathy, Avery Beam, Sarabeth Moyer, Faith McDowell, and Allie Reeves. (Not pictured: Ava Miller, Laila Davis, and Kaitlyn Newsome.) (photo provided) the day of the pageant, their jar will go on a table up front and their guests can vote for them by placing money in their jar. The young lady who collects the most money in her jar will be named the “2022 MISS CHS SWEETHEART”. The winner will receive a crown, sash, and flowers. Titles that will be awarded are as follows: As described above, the “2022 MISS CHS SWEETHEART” will be crowned. Any contestant can win this title. Also awarded will be a “Most Photogenic Award” – Contestants competing for this title must pay

$10 and bring a 5”x7” or smaller photograph to registration. The winner will receive a free photoshoot and flowers. Ninth and 10th graders will be competing for the “2022 Teen Miss Cherryville High School” title They will crown a runner-up and the queen in this division, said Coach Holt, in the letter. The runner-up will receive a crown and flowers. The winner will receive a crown, sash, and flowers. Eleventh and 12th graders will be competing for the “2022 Miss Cherryville High School” title.

Said Holt, “We will crown a runner-up and the queen in this division. The runner-up will receive a crown and flowers. The winner will receive a crown, sash, and flowers.” Twelfth graders will also be competing for the “2022 Miss CHS Scholar” title. “Selection for this title will be awarded to the overall highest scoring senior. Senior scoring will include an offstage interview and on-stage question. The winner of this title is not eligible for the 2022 Miss Cherryville High School title. We will only crown a winner in this division. The

winner will receive a crown, sash, flowers, and a $500-plus scholarship,” she noted. This year they will be adding a few additional awards: the highest scoring casual in any division, and the highest scoring formal in any division, Mrs. Holt wrote. There will also be one award for the senior that scores the best in the interview and an onstage question. There will be no double title winners. If you win more than one category then you will be awarded the higher title.


simply believed rules don’t apply to them. This reveals an empty form of righteousness among leaders. Instead of believing what one says or preaches to the public, authority is used to craft a narrative that merely signals virtue rather than instilling it. When politicians call out entitlement culture, they are often harshly admonished. Who can forget U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin’s, D – West Virginia, warning that all of Biden’s spending proposals are turning America into “an entitlement society?” For holding up another huge spending bill – much of it consisting of wealth transfers from middle class

to higher-income Americans – Manchin was scathed by many in the media and politicos in his own party. Ultimately, the message is that entitlement is not a big deal if one embodies the right ideological policies and beliefs. In the end, those who express and wallow in their sense of entitlement are at war with the truth and the human condition: we are sinners in need of humility and grace. “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble,” writes Jesus’s brother James in the New Testament. We see many central planners and the envious in

society embracing the victim mentality today. They’ve turned the Constitutional order on its head by claiming special rights and privileges for themselves. Like Smollett, they demand constant attention while falsely disparaging opponents. Most striking, the unchecked entitlement is sewing moral chaos and confusion throughout the land. Still, we can reject the politics of entitlement by speaking the truth and holding bad actors accountable for their actions. The anecdote to all this entitlement is more gratitude and if that vanishes so does the health and vitality of our society.

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Ironmen win two games against Highland Tech Rams Ironmen win two games against Highland Tech Rams by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

The CHS Ironmen baseball teams played two games before Spring Break against the Highland Tech Rams; one at home on Tuesday, April 12, and the other away at Sims Park, HT’s home field, on Wednesday, April 13. The Ironmen won both of those games; 12-2, and 11-0 respectively. In the game on April 12, the Rams visited Fraley Field and faced Coach Scott Heavner’s starter, Eli Newsome, who struck out four Rams batters and walked one. The highlight of the game was a three-run homerun shot

in the third inning from right fielder Kanon Willis, which drove in Will Fowler and Will Heavner. Willis was 2-3 for the night. In a game that saw CHS get their 12 runs on 10 hits (no errors), other hitters for the Ironmen in this one were Landon Hahn (13); Collin Robinson (4-4, a double, an RBI, scored on a balk); Will Heavner (a base hit, 3 walks); Will Fowler (1-3, an RBI, a walk); Colin Huss (2-2, a double, an RBI); Logan Hendrick (an RBI, on base from an error, scored on a wild pitch); and Chase Miller (1-3, a double, a walk, an RBI, in on a wild pitch). Designated hitter Tobias Miller got on base after being hit by a pitch. Trip Creason came in and finished the game getting two strikeouts and walking two Rams batters. On Wednesday, April 13,

the Ironmen played the Rams at Sims Park, winning that game by a score of 11-0. Willis was 2-2 with a double, 3 RBIs, and 2 runs scored; Heavner got 2 hits, an RBI, along with a couple of runs. Chase Miller had a hit and 2 RBIs as well, in the win, and sweep, of the HT Rams. Last week, Monday through Friday (April 18-23) was the Beach Diamond Invitational (away); followed by Tuesday’s April 26 conference matchup at Bessemer City. On Wednesday, April 27 the Ironmen play West Lincoln at home , and are home again on Friday, April 29 in another conference game against Bessemer City, game starting at 7 p.m. (Additional info and stats Susan L. Powell and Danny Eaker)

Kanon Willis hits a home run shot off the Highland Tech Rams pitcher in the game at Fraley Field on April 12. (photos by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

CHS first baseman Logan Hendrick gets the throw and the out on Rams batter, catcher Gavin Blackwood.

After driving in three RBIs with his home run, Ironmen Kanon Willis (with the orange traffic cone) is congratulated by his teammates.

Ironman Will Fowler zeroes in on the ball as he times his swing for that perfect connection between bat and ball.

Lady Ironmen take two games from Lady Rams in last week’s diamond action Cancer Night walk; Senior Night are Collin Robinson gets a solid hit for the CHS Ironmen at the April 12 game against the visiting April 29 Highland Tech Rams.


Rams pitcher Kendall Hale drives the CHS runner back to the first base bag in the April 12 game at Fraley Field.

On Tuesday, April 12, the CHS Lady Ironmen took on the visiting Lady Rams of Highland Tech and defeated them by a score of 11-1. The team currently 10-4 overall; 8-1 in SPC 1A/2A play. Head coach A.J. Henley said pitcher Raegan Nowowiecki got the win. Hitters for the CHS ladies in this one were Laila Davis, who was 3-4; Emma Proctor (2-4); and catcher Lexi McSwain, who went 2-3. The CHS ladies traveled

to Highland Tech on Thursday, April 14 to play the Lady Rams again, this time on their own home turf; once again inflicting a 13-4 loss onto the Lady Rams. Pitcher Raegan Nowowiecki got the win in this one, striking out 12 HT batters. Leading hitters in this one for the CHS ladies were Landyn McBride, Emma Proctor, Ava Miller, Krista Davis, and Riley Bryant. The CHS Easter Tournament, which started Tuesday, April 19, and goes into Wednesday, April 20, had Cherryville hosting the West Lincoln Lady Rebels; the North Gaston Lady Wildcats; as well as teams from North Lincoln, East Lincoln, and Kings Mountain. Regu-

lar play will resume after the Spring Break holiday as the Lady Ironmen play the BCHS Lady Jackets on Tuesday, April 26 at Bessemer City; the East Gaston Lady Warriors on Thursday, April 28 at CHS; and the Lady Jackets again at CHS on Friday, April 29. Coach Henley wanted to remind everyone that Cancer Night and Senior Night are also on Friday, April 29. The SPC 1A/2A Conference Tournament starts Tuesday, May 3 and runs through Friday, May 6, places and times to are yet to be determined. (Additional stats/info by A.J. Henley)

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Ironmen men’s golf coach Timmy Fleming said recently, via email, the CHS men’s golf team placed first in their 18hole conference match on Tuesday, April 12 at Lincoln Country Club. Said Fleming, “Leading the way for Cherryville was Jackson Tedder, shooting a 78, with his brother Blake Tedder firing an 83. Cherryville led the team scoring with a 339.” Coach Fleming also noted East Gaston placed second with a score of 344. Highland Tech, Thomas Jefferson, Shelby, Bessemer City and Burns were also represented. CHS currently holds the conference lead by five (5) strokes over East Gaston heading into their final con-

Lady Ironman pitcher Raegan Nowowiecki sends one toward the plate in the Tuesday, April 12 home game against Highland Tech. (photos by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

Ironman golfer Jackson Tedder waits his turn at the match at Lincoln Country Club. (photo provided) ference match at Deerbrook, which will be held on Friday, April 26.

The Lady Rams batter fouls one back toward CHS catcher Lexi McSwain. See more photos on page 12.

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COUPLE From Page 1 of education. Incidentally, Project Local is also producing this play, as a part of our series Project Local Presents, aiming to apply “homegrown” not only to food, but to art, music, theater, poetry and all manner of creative pursuits.” Working in and on plays is in their blood as Ashley said, “Well, Jeremy had been involved with a production of this play with the Lincoln Theatre Guild in 2016. And it was his idea to work on it together. Since it is only two people and limited tech needs, it’s something we can easily take with us wherever we may go. (And I said yes, because my grandmother took every opportunity to remind me that we distantly related to Mark Twain.)” Jeremy agreed, adding, “Yeah, I wouldn’t have found it on my own, but after I did it with LTG. I thought it was a great piece to carry forward.” The two have been performing “Adam & Eve” together since 2017, but have both been performing professionally and recreationally for many years beyond that, they said. Said Ashley, “I have been performing since anyone would watch. But especially when I became heavily involved in community theater as a kid. This eventually led

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to pursuing a BFA in Theater Performance and I have been working professionally ever since. Over the years, I have been lucky enough to work with The Live Literature Company (London, England), The Rev Theatre Company (Auburn, NY), The Barter Theatre (Abingdon, VA), Liberty Mountain – The Revolutionary Drama (Kings Mountain, NC), Davidson Community Players (Charlotte, NC), and many more.” Jeremy added, “I was always involved in music and performance throughout school. And fell back into it in 2015 with the premiere of ‘Liberty Mountain’ – I ended up working with Liberty Mountain for six seasons. I’ve also done a couple of other shows in the area, including ‘Robin Hood’ and ‘Adam & Eve’ with Lincoln Theater Guild.” As for props, Ashley said, “ Our set and props are relatively minimalistic. But one of the coolest things about our set this time around, is that it was constructed from raw lumber that Jeremy milled himself on the farm.” She also noted the show features flowers and set pieces decorated to imitate the Garden of Eden. “So, we are also interested in partnering with local florists for some of this – we think it would add a really special community flair.”

When asked if there was a “message” they wished to convey by performing this play, Ashley said, “Honestly, for me the message is less about the story and more about the production itself. It’s to show that no matter where you may be in the world, you can always create something that wasn’t there before.” Jeremy noted American author Mark Twain originally wrote this in two sections; the second one after his wife had passed. “It’s a testament of his love for her that shines through to this day. And anyone who has ever felt like that can connect with this story. I cannot tell you, after the first time I did this show, how three or four older men had to come up and hug me afterward – they felt so seen. The play takes us through the whole spectrum of life: new life, new knowledge, love and loss. The spirit of the play is universal.” Ashley and Jeremy both strongly support the ministry St. John’s has to offer. “In particular, this production will go to benefit God’s Work Our Hands, an outreach ministry that provides food and resources for the community. (And yes, Jeremy’s father is the pastor there.),” noted Ashley. For more information on the play, call St. John’s Lutheran Church at (704) 4359264.

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This scene from “The Diaries of Adam & Eve”, has Jeremy (Adam) and Ashley (Eve) discussing the general shape of things in their new “Garden of Eden” which the Lord gave th em. (photos by Maureen Hillabrandt)

Ashley DeMar and Jeremy Homesley, the husband and wife team bringing the Mark Twain classic, “The Diaries of Adam & Eve” to life at St. John’s Lutheran Church. April 29 & 30.




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REAL ESTATE CLEVELAND COUNTY NEED TO BUY small house, fenced for horses, Sold by owner. No Realtors, please. Leave message-704-472-1247. 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH HOUSE. 2,000 sq. ft. with large shop in back. New siding, carpet, floor covering, bathroom. Quiet area near Pinnacle Academy. Recent appraisal, $233,000. Bids now being taken. 704-4736587 or (704) 473-8311 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.

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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 MOVE IN SPECIAL. 2 & 3 Bedroom, deposit required. $200 weekly rates. Includes power and water. NO PETS. (704) 473-4299 MOBILE HOMES & APARTMENTS. In Kings Mountain. Price starting at $100 per week. Call (704) 739-4417 NICE MODULAR FOR RENT SHELBY. 3B/2B MODULAR HOME FOR RENT. $950.00 MONTHLY $950 DEPOSIT ON DATE OF LEASE SIGN. VERY CLEAN UNIT, QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD, BIG YARD, YOU MAINTAIN. REFRIG AND STOVE INCLUDED. CITY WATER AND POWER NOT INCLUDED. SMALL STORAGE BLDG ON BACK OF PROPERTY. FRONT AND BACK DECKS. BACKGROUND AND CREDIT CHECK REQUIRED. WE DO NOT ACCEPT HUD VOUCHERS. NO PETS, OR SMOKING. PREFER SINGLE RENTERS OR COUPLES WITH NO CHILDREN. LANDLORDS LIVE ON ADJACENT PROPERTY AND RESERVE RIGHT TO INSPECT MONTHLY. (704) 692-0984 MAFJAFJDW@ GMAIL.COM 2&3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Nice and clean, water furnished. Oak Grove Community, Kings Mtn. Call or text, 704-739-0259. 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.

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

HUGE, REFRESHED APARTMENTS! GREAT LOCATION! Love where you live! Available now! 2 bed/1bath; approx 1000 sqft. Modernized large floorpan, ample bedrooms with two closets, eat in kitchen, washer/dryer hookups. Professionally managed by Property Management Corp. Call today to schedule a tour or apply. 704-705-4516. (704) 7054516

RESIDENCES AT HUMBOLDT PARK (55+) Refreshed Units Available Now! Quiet, Comfortable, 55+ Community. Shelby’s best Senior Living! Be at Home, in a Humboldt home. Call Property Management Corp today or come by for a tour. 715 Dellinger Rd, Shelby, 704-705-4516 or 704-705-4533 (Leave a message if voicemail) (704) 705-4533

RUTHERFORD COUNTY 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH, on secluded 1 acre lot. No pets. First, last, security. 55 & older. Background check. Shiloh area. 828-429-9831. 2 & 3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Small private park between Spindale and Forest City. Starting at $550 per month. 828-382-0475.


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Lady Ironman batter Emma Proctor swings at the ball at the game on Tuesday, April 12 against Highland Tech’s Lady Rams.

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Lady Ironmen first baseman Riley Bryant gets the throw from pitcher Raegan Nowowiecki to get the Lady Rams hitter out.

CHS batter Ava Miller gets a hit and gets on base in the April 12 game against the HT Lady Rams.

Ironman senior Gavin Cease prepares to fire a drive right to the green. (photo provided)

April 25th thru April 30th *

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OPEN HOUSE Friday, April 29th Free Food & Giveaways 10 AM - 2 PM

48 Months 0%* Financing Available On Most Mowers * With Approved Credit

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