Cherryville Eagle 4-28-21

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Volume 115 • Issue 17


Wednesday, April 28, 2021

NIAAA recognizes CHS’ Harrill as a Certified Master Athletic Administrator Long hours, hard work pay off for coach; AD by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

As a high school coach and teacher, Scott Harrill is accustomed to having to wear many hats in his job. In addition to being a CIC, he is also the President of the N.C. Basketball Coaches Assoc.,

Head basketball coach and CHS Athletic Director talking to his ‘hoops troops’ at one of the CHS games at Nixon Gym. (Eagle file photo)

the Athletic Director for Cherryville High School, the men’s basketball head coach, teaches Instructional Technology and Computers, and is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Now, he has a new title and set of letters after his name: CMAA, or more appropriately, a Certified Master Athletic Administrator. Recently, a letter was sent out by Sheri Stice, CMAA, chairperson of the National Interscholas-

tic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) to him making him aware their organization I pleased to announce he has been recognized by that association as a Certified Master Athletic Administrator (CMAA). In the letter, Ms. Stice noted, “To earn this distinction, Scott has demonstrated exemplary knowledge, contributions and on-going professional development in the field of interscholastic athletic administration.

The voluntary certification process included a thorough evaluation of the candidate’s educational background, experience, NIAAA Leadership Courses and professional contributions. It is culminated with a practical written or oral presentation project. “Scott is one of a very elite group of interscholastic athletic administrators nationwide to attain this level of professionalism.” See HARRILL, Page 4A

Hospice Cleveland Co. celebrated the gifts of its volunteers Organization honored special group during National Volunteer Week by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

Cherryville resident and Hospice Cleveland County Patient/Family Volunteer Coordinator Krista Haynes wants to help celebrate their volunteers not just one week of a year, but, as she put it, “every day.” To that end, she and her fellow Hospice of Cleveland County staff and workers wanted to let everyone know the week of April 18 through 24 was National Volunteer Week, and that they honored their volunteers accordingly. Said Haynes, via a media release last week, that week provided Hospice of Cleveland County the opportunity See HOSPICE, Page 6A

This Cherryville Family YMCA group photo of some of the 2017 5K Run/Walk contestants shows what a diverse group dedicated runners can be. Young and old alike can get involved, get healthy and have some fun! Standing at the top left is Mr. Andy Inman, 53, whose finish time of 19 minutes; 11 seconds put him at the top of the 5K runners. (photo provided)

Last year, Hospice volunteers Goldie and Harry Queen brought along a puppet with which to entertain the residents. (photo provided)

House fire does $50K in damages to Cherryville home by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

On Sunday, April 18, a house fire at 202 Spinners Dr., in Cherryville did $50,000 in damage to the residence. The call came in at 8:18 a.m., according to information received from Gaston County. An elderly man was injured, said AC Wofford, who elaborated, “The husband, his wife, two children and an elderly relative all got out. The elderly man was injured being carried out of the house and was transported to the hospital.” According to a Cher-

ryville Police Dept. incident report, the fire was reported at 8:23 a.m., and the house was listed as the residence of Glenna Lacey Jane Mantooth, 30, of that address. No injuries were reported on the CPD report. Assistant Chief Wofford said there were no injuries to any of the firefighters on-scene, adding that Cherryville FD arrived on the scene quickly and had the fire under control within four to five minutes. “We received automatic mutual aid from Waco VFD, Hugh’s Pond VFD, and Tryonota VFD,” he said. Assistant Chief Jason Wofford also noted the fire was ruled accidental adding the cause for the blaze was “…from an animal heater for animals behind the house.”

Said AC Wofford, “The fire caught on the siding in the rear of the house and had already started to breach the attic by the time the family awoke and discovered the fire. There is extensive interior damage and the attic as well. The house is a total loss.” As the fire was ruled accidental, there will be no investigation, he added. Wofford said the family did call American Red Cross, but were also planning to stay with relatives if possible. Assistant Chief Wofford said all firefighters on-scene “...did an outstanding job.” He continued, “This situation could have ended way more different than what it did. We are thankful this family escaped safely and See FIRE, Page 7A

Cherryville Family Y’s 5K Run/Walk to be held May 10 Organization also offering new members new deals for month of May by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

There is a lot going on right now at the Cherryville Family YMCA and being able to stay open longer is only a minor part of what all they have coming up, according to Administrative Coordi-

nator Butch Boyd. Boyd said that, in spite of there not being a Cherry Blossom Festival being held this year, their Cherry Blossom 5K Race and One Mile Walk will still be held, albeit on May 10, starting at 10 a.m. Additionally, Boyd said, “We are offering a “New January” membership promo, which is kicking off in May.” He continued, “The gist here is that usually January is our largest new member registration and since this

past January was not what we were hoping for thanks to COVID restrictions, we are going to offer the same thing in May. So, starting May 1, through 15, there will be no joining fee and the month of June will be free for anyone joining from May 1-15.” The joining fee, he noted is $50, and they will prorate the rest of the month of May. “The fee could be less, depending on the number of days left in the month at the See 5K, Page 4A

CHS senior end-of-year grad info helps prepare students, parents CHS staff, faculty, Senior class Advisors want seniors to know they look forward to celebrating the Class of 2021 by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

The Senior Class Advi-

sors, along with Principal Kevin Doran, Assistant Principal Jada Warnock, and the school’s counselors, teachers and staff know how important it is to have all the proper information handy as 20202021 winds down toward graduation. To that end, Mr. Doran noted a letter with all pertinent information was sent to the graduating seniors and

their parents with important end-of-year general information. In addition to making sure the graduating senior has paid his or her fines to the school and turned in their sports uniforms, it notes all scholarship and college acceptance information must be turned in to the school’s guidance counselors and that the letter’s See CHS, Page 7A

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