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Council work session covers P&Z; ARPA monies; other issues by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

Sandy Cunningham, one of the longtime board members and coaches of Dixie Girls Softball league, greets another young sports star as she walks out onto the field on Saturday, April 2, opening day for the group’s 2022 season. (photo by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

Big turnout for 2022 Dixie Girls Softball opening day Officials say they had 180 girls sign up to play this year, which was largest group to date by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

To just say there was a “big turnout” for the Opening Day ceremonies for the 2022 Cherryville Dixie Girls Softball Spring Sea-

son and leave it at that is an understatement. The group’s officers said they had “180-plus” girls sign up to play this year, which was largest group to date, according to their information and team lists. Also, regular season games started on Monday, March 28. Vice President Daniel McBride, who welcomed the young ladies, their coaches, and all the parents and grandparents on Sat-

urday morning, April 2, to C.V. Thornburg, Jr. Athletic Field at the City’s Ballard Park ball fields complex said that number was pretty astounding, but they were happy to have them sign up. There are officially three of the 6U “Sweeties” T-ball teams (sponsored by Homerun, Inc., Shamrock Sound Design, and KT Towing, respectively); three of the 8U “Darlings” Coach Pitch teams (sponsored by See SOFTBALL, Page 6

Cherryville City Council held their work session on Tuesday afternoon, March 29, at 6 p.m., at the Cherryville Fire Station’s classroom. As things go, Cherryville City Council members at the January 2022 work session at this one was a fairly the Cherryville Fire Department’s meeting room. short meeting, en(Eagle/CF Media file photo by Michael E. Powell) compassing things as varied as a water ance. noted that it is to be orline issue on Angle Street, He continued about the dained by the Council that planning and zoning issues work session meeting’s “…pursuant to Sec. 13.2 (text amendment wording other items on the short of Chapter 159 of the N.C. and changes), insurance and agenda, “We discussed the General Statutes the followretirement issues (part of the dog park. There was also an ing grant project ordinance City’s personnel policies), ordinance passed regarding is hereby adopted.” the 2021 ARPA (American the ARPA funds and the It was noted in the CounRescue Plan) Act of 2021, identified numerous proj- cil work session agenda the to discussion of the City’s ects. There were also some City of Cherryville “…has plans for a dog park at West text amendments discussed received the first tranche Gate Park. in planning and zoning and (of ARPA/CSLFRF funds) As for the insurance and a text amendment was dis- in the amount of $967,565. retirement section of the cussed to add stipulations The total allocation is work session, City Manager for an RV park.” $1,935,131, with the reBrian Dalton said there was The ordinance for the mainder to be distributed to no action taken on the insur- City’s grant project (ARPA) See COUNCIL, Page 2

New program provides a way for teacher assistants in Gaston Co. Schools to become teachers Deadline to apply online is April 14 by TODD HAGANS Gaston County Schools Special to the Eagle

A new professional development program for Gaston County Schools will give teacher assistants an opportunity to advance to the head of the class. The “Teacher Assistants to Teachers” program is being offered through the Superintendent’s Leadership Academy. Teacher assistants who aspire to become elementary classroom teachers can do so through a partnership with Gaston College, Belmont Abbey College, and Gardner – Webb University. “Because of the ongoing commitment from Gaston College, Belmont Abbey, and Gardner – Webb to provide outstanding educational opportunities in our

Ashley Long (far right) and Katy Beam (far left) in their kindergarten class with Mayor Beam. (photo provided)

The “Teacher Assistants to Teachers Program” is now being offered through the Gaston County Schools’ Superintendent’s Leadership Academy. (graphic provided) community, we are able to offer a quality professional growth opportunity for our teacher assistants,” said Superintendent of Schools, Dr. W. Jeffrey Booker. “We know that our teacher assistants are among the hardest-working people in public education, and we also know they have the ability, skills, and mindset to step into the important role of being a teacher.” Dr. Booker continued, “This new program gives our teacher assistants an opportunity to meet the degree requirements nec-

essary to transition from being a teacher assistant to a classroom teacher, and it is being offered to them free-of-charge.” Forty teacher assistants, who currently work for Gaston County Schools, will be selected through an application and interview process. The deadline to apply online is April 14. Interviews will be conducted after spring break, and the teacher assistants chosen for the program will begin classes this summer. Anyone with questions about See TEACHERS, Page 2

Mayor H.L. Beam visits Cherryville Elementary School students Beam: “I was greatly impressed with their questions!” by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

Cherryville Elementary School Principal Mrs. Audrey Hovis said 2nd grade students in Mrs. Kelly Brown’s class wrote letters to Cherryville Mayor H.L. Beam III, asking him several questions about City government.

Their efforts didn’t go unnoticed she noted, adding, “Mayor Beam surprised the elementary school students and answered their questions in person,” last week. “The students were so excited!” Additionally, Mayor Beam also spoke with teacher Katy Beam’s and teacher assistant Ashley Long’s kindergarten students as well. When asked about his being a sort of “teacher for a day”, Mayor Beam said,

“I had a ball. I have done it a couple of years ago, and Councilmember Jill Parker-Puett and I have also gone there and talked with the students as well.” Mayor Beam said that while many of the kids’ questions were fairly serious and on-point, there were a few that were cute and humorous as well. One in particular, he said, with a laugh, was when, “One little boy asked me what it was like to live See SCHOOL, Page 10

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Christine Sneed CHERRYVILLE – Mrs. Christine G. Sneed, 86, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 31, 2022 at Testa Family Hospice House in Kings Mountain. Mrs. Sneed was born in Greenville County, S.C., on Dec. 24, 1935, a daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin Gaines and Floride Peden Gaines. She was a retired music teacher for Gaston County Schools. Mrs. Sneed was a member of First United Methodist Church in Cherryville where she formerly served as organist and choir director. She was also a former choir director and organist for First Presbyterian Church in Cherryville. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters and three brothers. Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Billy P. Sneed of the home; a daughter, Phyllis Sneed of Charlotte; and a son, Dr. Benjamin Sneed and wife, Christina Salidis of Charlottesville, VA; two grandchildren, Aiden and Jedidiah Sneed; and a sister, Amelia Britt of Franklin, VA. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews. The family wishes to express a special thank you to the nurses and staff of Testa Family Hospice House, Dr. Michael Ribadeneyra, and Dr. Charles Upchurch. Visitation was from 3 to 5 p.m., on Sunday, April 3, 2022 at First United Methodist Church in Cherryville. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., on Monday, April 4, 2022 at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Zack Christy and Rev. Dr. Bill Lowe officiating. Burial was in City Memorial Cemetery in Cherryville. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 601 N. Pink St., Cherryville, NC, 28021. A guest register is available at Stamey – Cherryville Funeral Home & Cremation Service served the family of Mrs. Sneed.

COUNCIL From Page 1 the city within 12 months. These funds may be used for the following categories of expenditures. To the extent authorized by state law.” Six bullet-pointed entries were listed ranging from health-related issues, negative economic impacts caused by public health emergencies (such as a pandemic or related issues), reduced or lost public sector revenue due to the pandemic, paying essential workers and investing in the regular and normal infrastructure issues up to and including water, sewer, wastewater/stormwater, and broadband internet. Section 2 of the ordinance pertaining to the appropriate amounts for the project and authorized for expenditure (briefly) is as follows: Wastewater Plant Generator Reimbursement (contract) – $92,850; Old Post Rd. Pump Station Bridge/replacing con-

■ POLICE ARRESTS 3-15: Bailey Keith Lanier, 26, 2337 Lee Bess Rd., Cherryville; one count misdemeanor 2nd degree trespassing. $5,000 unsecured bond. 3-16: Joshua McClain, 33, 1182 Buffalo Shoals Rd., Lincolnton; misdemeanor simple possession of marijuana. Summoned/cited. 3-19: Garrett Deongelo Wilkes Chalk, 35, 1093 Sunset Dr., Cherryville; one count misdemeanor assault on a female (WSOJ). No bond type/amt/ listed. 3-19: Donna Michele Davis, 53, 317 E. 6th, Cherryville; one count misdemeanor simple possession of a Schedule II controlled substance. Summoned/cited. 3-20: Kenny Lee Glance. 37, 1402 Jenkins Rd., Gastonia; one count of unlawful use of a motor vehicle (WSOJ). $5,000 unsecured bond. 3-20: Zachary J. Carpenter, 18, 1415 E. Main St., Crouse; misdemeanor simple assault. Summoned/ cited. 3-20: Christopher Davis Buff, 55, 1415 E. Main St., Cherryville; misdemeanor simple assault. Summoned/ cited. 3-20: Joshua Keith Clay, 34, 1616 Shelby Hwy., Cherryville, was arrested at Canterbury Rd., and E. Ushy 74, Gastonia, by GCPD officers on one count of a parole/probation violation 3-24: Robert Lewis Bess, 46, 934 St. Mark’s Church Rd., Cherryville, was arrested at this same address by GCPD officers on one count each of disorderly conduct/disturbing the peace and a misdemeanor drug/ narcotic violation. 3-24: Kenneth William Smith, 29, 109 Pruitt Rd., Cherryville, was arrested at 100 Anthony Grove Rd., Cherryville, by GCPD officers on one count of a warrant from another agency. 3-28: Johnny Franklin Reynolds, 45, 1205 Tot Dellinger Rd., Cherryville, was arrested by GCSO deputies at this same address on one count of an OFA (contempt of court/perjury/court violation).

vandalism at 615 Paul H. Beam Rd., Cherryville. 3-28: GCPD officers report further investigation into a simple assault at 313 Ridge Ave ., Cherryville. 3-29: GCPD officers report further investigation into extortion and blackmail at 3425 Tryon Courthouse Rd., Cherryville. 3-30: On Saturday, March 26, GCPD officers reported closing/clearing by arrest fraud-false pretenses and swindle/confidence game; stolen property; a drug/narcotic violation; and a drug equipment violation at 2505 Lincolnton Hwy., Cherryville.

INCIDENTS 3-15: Cherryville man reports second degree trespassing of his property by listed suspect. Closed/cleared by arrest. 3-15: Cherryville business reports call for service due to listed suspect concealing items and pushing manager. Case is active. 3-16: CPD officer reports simple possession of mari-

juana by listed suspect who had marijuana. Seized: 37.30 grams of marijuana. Closed/ cleared by arrest. 3-16: Cherryville woman reports assault on a female by listed suspect who assaulted her after a domestic dispute. Minor injuries reported. Closed/cleared by arrest. 3-17: Cherryville man reports larceny ($4,563/ misc. tires, phone and computer tablet) by unknown/ unnamed subject who took items from residence. Case is active and under further investigation. 3-19: CPD officer reports simple possession of a Schedule II controlled substance by listed suspect who possessed listed item. Seized: one dosage unit of Percocet. Closed/cleared by arrest. 3-20: CPD officer reports a WSOJ (unlawful use of a motor vehicle) by listed suspect who committed infraction. Closed/cleared by arrest. 3-20: Cherryville man and teen report being victims in a fight in which responding officer reported they assaulted each other, inflicting minor injuries. Closed/ cleared by arrest. 3-21: GCPD officers report exceptionally closing/ clearing a robbery of a person at 1442 Tot Dellinger Rd., Cherryville. 3-23: Crouse woman reports damage to property by unknown person(s) who keyed her vehicle and sashed her tires while at a Cherryville address. Est. value of damaged items: $1,000 (Jeep Grand Cherokee). Case is active and under further investigation. 3-23: CPD officer reports WSOJ for unnamed subject who had and outstanding warrant. Closed/cleared by arrest. 3-23: Cherryville senior citizen’s home reports larceny by listed suspect, an employee, who took medication, Alprazolam, from the facility. Stolen: 30 doses of the medication. Est. value: $200. Case is active and under further investigation. 3-24: On March 22, GCPD officers reported further investigation into a simple assault incident at 313 Ridge Ave., Cherryville. 3-24: GCPD officers report closing/clearing by arrest a disorderly conduct/ disturbing the peace incident and a misdemeanor drug/ narcotic violation incident at 920 St. Mark’s Church Rd., Cherryville. 3-27: GCPD officers report further investigation into damage to property and

demned bridge (contract) – $60,000; Street Sweeper Purchase/reimbursement (supplies) – $253,636; Distribution Water Meters/ reimbursement (supplies) – $34,854; Stormwater Repairs (supplies)/Academy St. – $89,000; Wastewater Oxidation Ditch Repairs (contract) – $300,000; Stormwater Repairs/Vivian St. (contract) – $8,800; Pubic Work Building Repairs (contract) – $20,000; Inflow/Infiltration issue (Professional Services) – $50,000; Generator for Old Post Pump Station (contract) – $60,000; Black Rock Waterline Upgrade (contract) – $200,000; Raw Water Pump/for Water Treatment Plant/supply raw water to plant (contract), and Unassigned – $690,991. These amounts total $1,935,131. In Section 3 it is noted the following revenues are anticipated to be available to complete the project: CSLFRF funds – $1,935,131; General Fund transfer – $0; total – $1,935,131. Section 4 of the ordi-

nance deals with the City’s Finance Officer being directed to “…maintain sufficient specific detailed accounting records to satisfy the requirements of the grantor agency and the grant agreements” while Section 5 directs that same Finance Officer to “…report the financial status or change of the project to the governing board on a quarterly basis.” In Section 6 of the ordinance, it mentions that copies of the aforementioned ordinance “…shall be furnished to the Budget Officer, the Finance Officer, and to the Clerk of the City Council.” The remaining two Sections of the ordinance deal with the grant project ordinance’s expiration date (Dec. 31, 2026), or when all CSLFRF funds have been “obligated and expended by the city, whichever occurs sooner”, and noting the ordinance is effective upon its adoption, which was Tuesday, March 29, 2022.

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WRECKS 3-17: A vehicle driven by Kelsey Logan Miller, 26, 221 L. E. Perry Rd., Bessemer City, was traveling south on Pink St., when she told responding officer she took her eyes away from the road. As a result, her vehicle left the shoulder of the road, traveled 64 feet and struck a city-owned utility pole, which caused the vehicle to overturn onto its top. Injured treated by GEMS. Est. damages to the Miller vehicle: $16,000. Ms. Miller’s vehicle was towed to KT Towing by KT Towing. 3-17: A vehicle driven by Terry Lee Larkin, 65, 1095 Hill Crest Dr., Cherryville, was making a left turn from W. Church St., onto Brookwood which is when a vehicle driven by Tearsha Hester Smith, 32, 1291 Shelby Hwy., Cherryville, collided with it. No injuries reported. Est. damages to the Larkin vehicle: $3,500; to the Smith vehicle: $1,000. 3-18: A vehicle driven by Vance Junior Setzer, 79, 3731 W. Dixon Blvd., Shelby, rolled forward on E. Church St., and made contact with a vehicle driven by Jason Wade Brown, 49, 1141 Old Post Rd., Cherryville, which was stopped at the time of the collision. No injuries reported. Minor damages reported to both vehicles. 3-18: A vehicle driven by Troy Otis Whaley, 77, 1436 Laboratory Rd., Lincolnton, was turning left in the parking lot of the Cherryville Walmart when he sideswiped a parked vehicle belonging to Cora Helena Hager, 40, 5509 Harvest Hills Rd., Bessemer City. No injuries reported. Minor damages to both vehicles reported.

The Cherryville City Council meets the second Monday of every month at the Cherryville Community Building at 6 p.m., unless otherwise specified. Council work sessions are the last Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m., at the Cherryville Fire Department meeting room, again, unless otherwise noted (Other meeting place: The Cherryville Fire Department training room. Please see the city’s web site for updated info & times. PLEASE NOTE: Social distancing rules are strictly observed and face masks must be worn at the meetings unless you are speaking on a topic.

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Holy Week services April 11-15 The Cherryville Ministerial Association is leading the Cherryville Community Holy Week Services at the First Presbyterian Church, located on West Academy Street. Beginning April 11 and continuing daily until April 15, the services will begin at 12:05 following the theme “He Took My Place”. This year’s preaching will feature local pastors, the Reverends Will Upchurch, Vince Hefner, Scott Homsely, Zac Mayhue and Dale Hendricks. Musicians include Joe Gainey, Nancy Catena, and singers Martel Sigmon, Jeanna Spiker, Dale Upton, Randy and Gina Black, and the First Presbyterian Choir. An offering will be taken to support the ministries of the Cherryville Ministerial Association and the Cherryville Area Ministries. The services will be

broadcast over WCSL and will be livestreamed on the Cherryville Ministerial Association and the First Presbyterian Church Facebook sites. Lunch will be provided following the services in the Church Fellowship Hall through the compliments of area churches. If the weather permits, a Crosswalk is scheduled on April 15, beginning at the First Presbyterian Church on Academy Street at 1:15. The Community Sunrise Service will take place in the Cherryville Memorial Cemetery on April 17 at 7 a.m. Local pastors will lead the service with Rev. Billy Lowe presenting a first-person sermon as Simon Peter. The community is cordially invited to attend and celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ through Cherryville’s Christian Community of Churches.

City of Cherryville events APRIL April 11-14 – Eggstravaganza Golden Egg Hunt April 15 – Good Friday (City offices closed) April 17 – Easter Sunday MAY May 2 – 5th Cinco De Mayo Sombrero Hunt

TEACHERS From Page 1 the program should contact Dr. Melissa Balknight, associate superintendent for academic services, (704) 861-2673, or visit the Gaston County Schools website for more information. “For years, school districts have faced the challenge of having enough classroom teachers; this program helps to fill the void and allows us to grow our own,” explained Booker. “We take great pride in our employees, and we want them to have opportunities to thrive in the education profession. We know a program like this one fulfills our vision of inspiring success and a lifetime of learning, and we are very pleased to be able to offer it.” The individuals chosen for the program should be able to complete their bachelor’s degree in about two years, which means by the start of the 20242025 school year, they will be ready to transition from teacher assistant to elementary school classroom teacher, according to Booker. Depending on how much college credit the teacher assistants already have, they will be able to complete an associate degree through Gaston College and then move on to a bachelor’s degree program at Belmont Abbey or Gardner-Webb. If the teacher assistants already have an

May 19 – Third Thursday, 5 to 8 p.m. (Downtown) May 24-30 – Memorial Day Flag video For more information on these and other events call (704) 435-3451, or visit the City’s web site at

associate degree or enough credit hours equivalent to a two-year degree, they can begin coursework at Belmont Abbey (in person) or Gardner – Webb (online). It is estimated that completion of the degree program could cost as much as $20,000 per person. However, Gaston County Schools is working with its three partners in education to cover expenses for tuition, books, and materials. Sometimes, the cost hinders a person’s ability to earn a teaching degree, and that is why eliminating the financial barrier is important, says Booker. The “Teacher Assistants to Teachers” program is the second professional leadership opportunity launched by Gaston County Schools this school year. Last fall, the district began a program for teachers to become education leaders beyond the classroom. The program, which is also offered through the Superintendent’s Leadership Academy in partnership with Gardner – Webb University, involves 14 teachers who are working toward a master’s degree in school administration. Once they complete the degree requirements, the teachers will be ready to take on school leadership roles such as assistant principal, dean of students, curriculum/academic facilitator, and lead/content teacher.

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Closer looks at new tech at Your Cherryville Branch Library! by TRACI POLLITT Cherryville Branch Library Manager

LEGO Club – Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m. 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 We’re taking a closer look at some of our newer tech items this week, prompted by the delivery of four brand-new Launchpads to the Cherryville Branch Library. The Gaston County Public Library has carried Launchpads for several years now; here in Cherryville, these items have been assigned to us in just the last year or so. That makes them relatively new to our patrons. So, what is a Launchpad? Glad you asked! Launchpads are user-friendly tablets that have been pre-loaded with content for children, teens, and

adults. They are durable with protective bumpers, double tempered glass screens, and reinforced USB cords. They have 7-inch, high-definition touch screens and use the Android operating system. But perhaps the best thing about Launchpads is that they help bridge the digital divide found in so many communities. Many families do not have tablets, an Internet connection, or even a mobile data plan. Launchpads need no Wi-Fi, don't need time to download anything, and have learning apps loaded on them that can help improve the math, reading, and science skills of users – even adults! These items check out for seven (7) days, can be renewed one time, and are limited to one Launchpad per library card. We also wanted to remind readers that we carry a small selection of Steam to Go! Kits here in Cherryville. These are designed to be checked out and taken home for one week. Each kit includes a book as well as 2 or more theme-related elements. We also have the binder listing all Steam to Go! Kits available in

the GCPL system. Don’t see what you want here at Cherryville? Ask us to reserve a kit available at another branch! Again, these items check out for seven (7) days, can be renewed one time, and are limited to one Kit per card. For more information about Launchpads, Steam to Go! Kits and all things library-related, call us at (704) 435-6767, or stop by the branch at 605 E. Main Street. Our public service

The four brand-new Launchpads at the Cherryville Branch Library. (photos provided)

Launchpads are user-friendly tablets that have been preloaded with content for children, teens, and adults. hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Remember – never stop learning and thanks again for being such a great community to serve!

We carry a small selection of Steam to Go! Kits here in Cherryville. They are designed to be checked out and taken home for one week. Each kit includes a book as well as 2 or more theme-related elements. We also have the binder listing all Steam to Go!

Lawmakers appeal N.C. court Six arrests by CPD officers decision enabling felon voting bring numerous drug charges

by MITCH KOKAI Carolina Journal

State legislative leaders want the N.C. Court of Appeals to block a ruling that could add 56,000 felons to the state’s voting rolls. A trial court issued the ruling Monday. It would open up voting to felons on parole, probation, or other post-release supervision. “This is an unrivaled attempt by judges to legislate from the bench,” said Sen. Warren Daniel, R-Burke, in a news release. “Piece-bypiece the courts are chipping away at the legislature’s constitutional duty to set election policy in this state and seizing that authority for themselves.” Lawmakers are seeking an emergency stay of the trial court’s order pending appeal. In a 2-1 decision, a panel of Superior Court judges struck down a 1973 state law. The law spells out the process for felons to regain voting rights once they complete their sentences. “The decision from a divided three-judge panel came just as absentee voting started, even though judges had more than six months to issue the written order,” according to Daniel’s news release. “This isn’t the first time the court has disrupted election procedure when up against a deadline,” the re-

Since the date of March 1, 2022, Chief Cam Jenks and Capt. Brian Doolittle reported patrol officers from the Cherryville Police Department were able to seize approximately 146 grams (5.2 oz.) of different types of controlled substances through vehicle stops and other investigations. “The charges are mainly for possession-type charges of methamphetamine, heroin, marijuana, opioids and other types of pills,” said Chief Jenks. “The amount of drugs seized are valued at approximately $17,800

in tax value.” Jenks noted that investigations are still being conducted on some of the narcotics seized and charges will be forthcoming. The six listed suspects were either arrested or cited for the various listed offenses. According to Chief Jenks’ media release, arrested and charged were: Patrick Lance Hallman, 50, of 210 S. Elm St., Cherryville – possession of Schedule VI and Schedule II controlled substances, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He received a $10,000 secure bond; Jayden Michael Chase Blanton, 19, of 800 Requa Rd., Cherryville – possession of Schedule II, Schedule IV, and Schedule VI controlled substances, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He received a

$10,000 unsecured bond; Michael Alvin Punch, 38, of 416 N. Pine St., Cherryville – possession of Schedule II, and Schedule VI controlled substances, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He received a no bond hold; Donna Michele Davis, 53, of 317 E. Sixth St., Cherryville – simple possession of a Schedule II controlled substance; Joshua Charles McClain, 32, of 1182 Buffalo Shoals Rd., Lincolnton – possession of a Schedule VI controlled substance; and Justin Lee Hooper, 26, of 105 N. Rudisill Ave., Cherryville – possession of a Schedule I controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. He received a $ 5000 secured bond. There is no further information available at this time.

the judges ruled that felons should be permitted to vote if they had completed all elements of their sentences except payment of penalties. In August 2021 the judges split 2-1 in deciding to extend the vote to all post-release felons. Two Democrats approved the change. A Republican dissented. The split court announced the decision but issued no written order or

opinion. Judges explained that they wanted to issue a ruling in time for elections officials to allow affected felons to participate in that year’s fall elections. Attorney General Josh Stein declined to appeal the ruling, so lawmakers “fired” him from the case. With new private attorneys, legislators convinced the N.C. Court of Appeals to block the trial court ruling before it could affect last year’s municipal elections.

The case, titled Community Success Initiative v. Moore, already has reached the Appeals Court. In a March 9 filing, legislative defendants asked appellate judges to delay further proceedings while waiting for the trial court’s final decision. The motion predicted the trial court ruling would “likely moot or at least alter” the issues to be addressed in the appeal.

Chief Jenks: Amount of drugs seized have an approximate tax value of $17,800 by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

Sen. Warren Daniel, R-Avery, listening to testimony. (file image by Carolina Journal file) lease added. “In late August 2021, when the same threejudge panel issued its verbal order entitling about 55,000 felons to register to vote, it did so just days before the State Board of Elections needed to finalize materials for the 2021 municipal elections.” “This week’s ruling again puts a time crunch on an appeal before the 2022 elections.” The N.C. Constitution explains that felons cannot vote unless authorized by a law approved by the General Assembly. The current law dates back nearly 50 years, when Democrats controlled both legislative chambers. “This week, a threejudge panel struck down that law and described it as racist,” according to Daniel's release. “That ruling means North Carolina does

not have a law allowing felons to regain their right to vote.” “However, instead of just striking down the law, two of the three judges wrote a new law allowing all felons not currently serving an active sentence to register to vote,” the news release added. “Simply put, this ruling substitutes the preferred policy of two county judges for state law.” “The General Assembly has not voted on a new process for felons to regain their right to vote, nor has Gov. Cooper signed anything into law. The only people who have approved this policy change are two trial court judges that represent a small fraction of our residents.” The same three-judge panel has been addressing this case since the 2020 election cycle. That year,

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Work is not man’s punishment. It is his reward and his strength and his pleasure. –George Sand

Weird Easter gifts – You can’t make this up (seriously)! Everybody has posed strange neighbors to be. at some point in We all their lives. You thought know who I’m that was talking about, genright? The ones erally who all have crahow the zy-weird quirks world and such. We esworked. pecially rememSo, ber them because what when we were does little kids most being of those types of from a By Michael Powell people stood out (sort of) like sore thumbs. weird I realize in our uber-PC neighborhood have to do world where it’s not polite with my Easter memories? and/or proper to shame Not sure, really, except we anyone for fear of being had some strange gifts we labeled by the Cancel would get around Easter. Culture weenies, even Let me try and tell you a writing anything about said bit about that… strange people from way My family and a few back in the day is “anathothers around our old ema”. For those who don’t neighborhood had some recognize this “furrin” – or fairly strange gifts they foreign – word (anathema), would give out come Easit means “cursed” or some- ter-time to all us little ‘uns thing really akin to it. Just that I always thought had sayin… nothing to do with the acAnyway… I come from tual holiday then (or now, a bygone time period even!), let alone the theme when the poorer your of Christ rising from the neighborhood, the wackier dead after His crucifixion. your neighbors were supGranted, I now know

that the painted eggs thing has its roots in tradition (of some sort) but here’s the thing: I guess I could never really understand just what giving out live baby chickens (dyed in various shades of the rainbow, no less!), or baby ducklings, had to do with an ages-old religious holiday. For all I know, perhaps you-uns here in the Old North State gave similar gifts in that day and time, come Easter. For my part, I didn’t mind the occasional chick or duckling as they usually wound up in my grandfather and grandmother’s back yard, looking for ways to make their big breakout to the pine woods behind their farmhouse. Stupid critters… them that did make the ‘big break-out’ usually wound up on a large redtailed-hawk’s menu. I should have felt bad for letting the little fuzzy buggers go but once they got put down on the ground they’d run every which way, like marathon runners on meth. ZOOM! Off they’d go, in a puff of

dust and tiny feathers or fluff, whatever the case (or the critter, that is) happened to be. Past those old woods behind my grandparent’s house, and after you made it across about five to seven railroad tracks going off in different directions, was a good-sized field that belonged to a farmer friend of my granddads. He mostly raised corn and soybeans in that field and when there was nothing in it, you could see all the way to one of the nicer new neighborhoods going up then over by my old elementary school,

‘Our Lady of the Rigid, Hand-Smacking Ruler’. Just kidding about the school’s name folks… that wasn’t even remotely what it was called. Plus, there was nothing at all religious about that school except for when we’d say the Pledge and God’s name would get mentioned. Years after I grew up, I went back to visit that piece of dirt, a.k.a. my old neighborhood, only to find it had been gentrified (read: made nicer) and many young couples were living there. Oh, yeah, also living in that old field I told you about? Chickens!

Yep… a whole passle of ‘em, just free-ranging all over the place! Maybe they were the descendants of the Easter critters we let go who made the break and lived to cluck about it. Anyway, I still miss the old neighbors and the neighborhood and some, but not all, of those crazy little Easter critters. Still, crazy Easter critter tales aside, the REAL Easter story is about His rising from the dead to give us life everlasting, and that’s the best reason for ANY season I know! Happy Easter, y’all!

I am so thankful for Easter This is a time but only part of year that is so of it was rebeautiful, what ceived. Why with the brilliant go to the efblue sky and the fort to secure sun shining, the something birds singing, you want and and children need and then playing games leave part of it outside. I begin untouched? to think about Jesus came By Anne S. Haynes Easter and imto earth as a mediately revert to thinking baby at what we refer to as about Christmas because Christmas. Many people all one is not any good withover the world know the out the other. story of Mary and Joseph There is so much puband Jesus. They may even licity given to Christmas accept the fact that Jesus is in our area and rightly so the Son of God and came because it’s the birthday of to earth for a specific reaour Savior, Jesus Christ. But son but don’t acknowledge unfortunately, with some Him as Lord. people, that is where the On the other hand, celebration of Jesus stops. there are many people And to me that is so sad who try to live a good life and just breaks my heart. and obey the laws and do The reason I feel this what is right. And while way is because it’s like just this is a good ambition it is eating half of a delicious incomplete without the acsteak or a piece of chococeptance of Jesus as Savior. late cake. The preparations It’s like enjoying half of a were done for a great gift, party and then going home

to cry in a corner. Of course, the answer to this feeling of emptiness is the Easter season which is almost upon us. The mention of Easter means different things to different people. There are people who buy beautiful new clothes and shoes at Easter. Of course, there are Easter egg hunts and parties. But here again the focus for some is on the eggs and clothes and not the death and resurrection of Jesus. People will say that what I am writing here is my opinion, and it may be, but in my heart I know it is the truth and I want the world to know it. I am not ashamed of the gospel and proudly claim to be a Christian who serves a risen Lord and Savior. I pray that more people each day can say, “Jesus Chris is risen! He is risen indeed!” To all – have a blessed Easter.

The economic ramifications of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine by DR. MARK W. HENDRICKSON Guest columnist As the world recoils in dismay and disgust at Russian aggression and grieves for the horrific suffering of the Ukrainian people, many Americans are just beginning to grasp the economic ramifications of this violence. After the devastation of two world wars in the first half of the 20th century, most of humanity has embraced peace. We have learned the priceless lesson that human welfare is advanced far more by the positive-sum practice of engaging with foreign

populations in peaceful and mutually beneficial commerce rather than by the primitive zero-sum practice of war, which destroys valuable assets – property, yes, but especially human lives. Perhaps the poster child for peace should be the French and Germans. In two world wars and in multiple skirmishes in the 19th century, generations of French and Germans fought each other. Today, having seen the light of reason, they share open borders, a common currency, and together are enjoying the blessings of peace and prosperity. Unfortunately for the Ukrainians and the rest of the world, Vladimir Putin

and his henchmen haven’t learned that lesson. I include “the rest of the world” because people around the globe are going to feel economic pain from the Russian invasion. Today’s world is more interconnected than at any previous stage of history. A global division of labor has evolved over the past seven-plus decades that has resulted in specializations and efficiencies that have generated unprecedented wealth and raised standards of living for billions of human beings. The downside of such comprehensive economic interconnectedness is that war that appears to be between just two countries can

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Utility bills, gasoline prices and Ukraine… Most of us simply want peace in our lives, our nation and our world. We enjoy resting in a warm or cool house, with something to Glenn Mollette eat, free Guest Editorial from worry and stress. Peace is not always easy. This winter, chances are that your heating bill was chomping on your checking account and taking a huge bite out of your income. You may have turned your thermostat down and wore extra layers hoping to cut back on literally burning up your money. People have reported gas and electric bills from $500 to over a $1,000 for one month of trying to stay comfortable in their homes. While you are attempting to stay warm or cool, you are wondering if you can afford to start

your car. Americans are seeing gas prices dance between $4 and over $6 for one gallon of gas. Filling up my old truck is pushing toward $150 at a time. When my wife goes to the grocery store the same staples seem to cost more every time she goes. The current inflation is not only expensive but is chipping away at our peace. Peace? It’s hard to have peace if you go into cardiac arrest every time your utility bill arrives, you buy gasoline or go to the grocery store. If you are renting a place in America then you have a further burden as some Americans are paying over $2,000 a month to rent a house. That is, if they can find one to rent. Russia has destroyed Ukraine and has become a major player in driving up our cost of living. We were already experiencing inflation but the entire planet is reacting to what Russia is doing to Ukraine. Do you remember when we heard the news that Osama Bin

Laden had been shot by one of our SEAL teams? When and how will the murderous reign of Vladimir Putin end? We must hope and pray for an end to this evil. Unfortunately, the world is a difficult place for peace. The Bible assures us that in the last days there will be wars and rumors of wars. There will be pestilence, famine, and our hearts will fail us from fear. Thus, our peace must come from God Who is greater than our problems. There is an internal strength and peace that comes when we focus our minds on Him. Currently millions of Ukrainians have nothing left but the shirts on their backs and whatever internal resolve and fortitude that is keeping them going. Our peace in America is very unsettling but compare your situation to millions of Ukrainians today. Pray for them and let us all give thanks for what we have.

cause disruptions in global networks of commerce and trade that cause chain reactions of economic disruption in many other countries. Here is just a sampling of the global economic fallout to expect from the Russian assault on Ukraine: Ukraine produces close

to half of the world’s neon. (I have read 40 percent, 50 percent, and 70 percent. Whatever figure is closest to the truth, it’s a lot.) Today, neon isn’t used much in electric light signs as in the 1950s; rather, it is a crucial element used in the manufacturing of semiconductor

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Celebrate the Easter message, for Good News has come!

I CAN How many times in your life have you declared the following statements? “This is too hard! That is over my head!” “I will never be able to do that!” “ I am scared to attempt the idea I have !” “I am overwhelmed!” “I can’t do it!” I have made these statements many times. Sometimes it was because I felt inadequate. Other times it was DANYALE PATTERSON because I had never done the project, activity, or idea, and felt a little uneasy going into unfamiliar territory. Somehow, I talked myself out of doing something that could improve my life or someone’s else’s life, simply because I completely focused on what I perceived I couldn’t do. Lacking Confidence If you ever exclaimed those words too, you are in good company! Throughout the Bible we find people who tried to eliminate their destiny, because they felt that God had the wrong person for the job. Moses, the great leader, prophet, and deliverer of Israel, gave God several reasons for why he couldn’t stand before Pharaoh. The first one is found in Exodus 3:11 - “I am a nobody.” Next in Exodus 3:13, he exclaimed that he didn’t know what to say. In Exodus 4:1, he was worried about whether people believed in him and his message. In Exodus 4:10, he was concerned that his skills were not up to par and that he didn’t have the ability to speak. Lastly, in Exodus 4:13 he truly believed and told God that someone would be a better candidate than him. Fortunately for Israel, God was not impressed with any of those excuses and Moses didn’t convince God to change his mind about him. In addition, no matter what Moses said, or how he protested, God reassured him with these words - “I will be with you”. Exodus 3:12 (NLT) Our inadequacies don’t startle God and don’t cancel the divine plan and purpose that he has for our lives. In fact, the shortcomings cause us to rely on God’s power to work through us. When Apostle Paul was dealing with an issue, he found out that true strength comes from the grace of God. In 2 Corinthians 12:9, he states what Jesus said to him: ‘My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.’ So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.” PRAY THIS PRAYER: “Father, I lift up my eyes to the hill where my help comes from. I praise you because my help comes from you Lord, the maker of Heaven and earth. You are the source of my strength. You uphold me with your righteous hand. Forgive me for trying to focus on my limitations and weakness instead of leaning and depending on you. I know that with you on my side I can do anything, and that you will never leave me or forsake me. 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.

or form, we all have experienced some type of grief and loss during these trying times, but the message that Christ Jesus is Risen, has the power to transform that grief, that loss, for the crucified and living Christ into a joyous season of Hope. Christ the Lord knows exactly what you have gone through. And even better, He has done something about the sin and brokenness that ultimately causes our grief and loss. He has erased the guilt of our sin in His death, and He lives forever to be our ever-present help and comfort in time of need. If you are searching for Hope, then look no further!

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

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ence and reunions with those we’ve loved and laid to rest in the Lord. No more evil; no more death and no more night, no more pain, for Jesus, the Light of the world, has come to save us. These are not wishes, but the Biblical truth which brings a guarantee of eternal life given because Christ Jesus lives! May God continue to bless you during the month ahead, and I look forward to celebrating the Good News of Jesus Christ’s Resurrection. Peace and joy be with you! It is in Christ alone that the Good News has come!

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If you need a Hope booster today, sit down and read while contemplating Romans 8:14, “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.” Then look at 1 Corinthians 15 and know that Christ is alive and well in the world you and I live in. Many today put their hope in politicians, leaders of this world, but children of God have the joy of putting our hope in the One who has destroyed the power of death. In Jesus, we are guaranteed a hope and a future which is seen through Jeremiah 29:11, and in Him, all creation is given the promise of new life, eternity in His pres-

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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In memory of his wife, Becky, Ron Walls, throws out the first pitch of the 2022 Cherryville Dixie Girls Softball Spring Season to daughter, Angie Walls Anthony.

Mayor H.L. Beam, III addresses the large crowd at the 2022 Dixie Girls Spring Season opening day ceremony on Saturday, April 2, at C.V. Thornburg, Jr. Field. (photos by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)


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are: Mary Ellis Upchurch, Jenny Brown, Kaytlin Huffman, Avery Price, Chaslyn Montgomery, Addison Pruett, Georgia Cruise, Haylee Lynch, Blair Culberson, Zoe Culberson, Addy Morehead, and Darrah Beam. Head coach is Matthew Anthony, assisted by Wes Culberson and Dustin Morehead. McBride and the DGCB board also gave a special thanks to the Walls family, notably Mrs. Becky Walls, who was a huge supporter of softball through the years. Said McBride, “Her daughters played and now



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Roma Italian, H&H Renovations, and Southern Roots Salon, respectively); two of the 10U “Angels” teams (sponsored by Greene Law Offices and Ferguson Ace Hardware, respectively); three of the 12U “Ponytails” teams (sponsored by Houser Drug, Upchurch Garden Center, and Knights of Pythias Lodge #263, respectively); three of the 15U “Belles” teams (sponsored by Cherryville Animal Hospital, Phil’s Starter and alternator, and Main Street Tire, respectively). Each of the teams has from between 10 to as many as 15 players signed up to play softball this year. The weather for the opening day pitchout ceremony was beautiful – a perfect Carolina Blue sky – as Mr. McBride thanked everyone for coming out, and asking the girls to give their parents, grandparents, and everyone a big hand for making the day happen. McBride also thanked the members of the DGSB Board who worked so hard to run the league. In addition to himself (as VP), he thanked President Cheryl Word, as well as Jamie McSwain, Connie Metwally, Sandy Cunningham, Anjelica Cunningham, Matthew Anthony, Wes and Dorothy Brown, Nicole Walker, Nicole Ogle, Mark Watson,

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adding, “Beyond a doubt, all can see Cherryville supports its youth in their endeavors, whether sports or academics.” The National Anthem was performed by Mackenzie Auten then Mr. McBride called the names of the league’s candy sales prize winners: Ella Eaker, Kendall Thornburg, Eva Boyer, and Olivia McDaniel, who all came onto the field. Prized ranged from $50 cash prizes to 1st and 2nd place prizes of a Gold Pass to Carowinds and a $300 gift card for Great Wolf Lodge. McBride then recognized the three state champion teams and the World Series winners, the Angels, who were presented with a sign that will be placed on the outfield fence along with other championship signs that adorn it. The current NC Dixie State Champions in the Sweetee Division and their coaches are: Alli Anthony, Eva Boyer, Brooklyn Cunningham, Paisley Hamrick, Finleigh Herring, Lilly Jackson, Rylee Jordan, LeighAnn McSwain, Joselyn Poston, Kodi Rikard, Raelyn Thornburg, and Savannah Woods. Head coach is Angie Anthony, assisted by Pam McSwain, Tina Watson, and Natalie Poston.



and Ethan Ward. Said McBride, “Be sure and thank all of our sponsors when you shop or do business with them, for their support of Dixie Girls Softball, and also thanks to our biggest supporter by far is the City of Cherryville.” McBride said a personal thank-you to Mayor H.L. Beam, III, the Cherryville City Council, Parks and Recreation Director Bob Reynolds (Post 100 Legion ball head coach) and all the residents of the City for their support of the league, noting their care for all the young ladies who play softball and have played softball in the past; for their care of the fields on which the kids play. After Mr. Mark Watson called all the girls out onto the playing field, watching as they all went by and gave longtime Board member, coach and DGSB supporter Ms. Sandy Cunningham a “high five” hand slap, Daniel said a prayer of thanksgiving for the kids and all gathered, then Mayor Beam came forward to speak a few words to the crowd. “Good morning,” said Mayor Beam. “It is a beautiful day to be here for the 2022 opening day ceremony for the Cherryville Dixie Girls Softball Spring Season! It is good to see you all and on behalf of Cherryville City staff and the City Council, some of whom are here today, I say welcome!” He said the City will continue to support the league,

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Ironmen varsity baseball squad drops two games to Burns Bulldogs CHS team is currently 7-4 overall; 4-2 in SPC 1A/2A play by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

Against Burns (at Burns) The Burns Bulldogs took on the visiting CHS Ironmen at Burns and downed the spunky visitors by a score of 7-2 last Tuesday, March 29. This kept the Bulldogs at the head of the Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Conference (then 9-1 overall; 5-0 in SPC 1A/2A play), with the Ironmen still looking for a win against this tough club, which will not happen now during the regular season but could take place as they head into the playoffs. Landon Hahn was 2-4 in this one, and Will Fowler hit a home run in the game. Against Burns (at Fraley Field) In this Friday, April 1 matchup, the tenacious Bulldogs swung at and pretty much connected with every pitch the Ironmen sent their way. And while this game was a bit tighter than the previous meeting of the two clubs, the Bulldogs lived up to their name, biting down and hanging on for the 8-inning ride, gutting it out and getting the 4-3, one-run win over the now-twice-bitten Ironmen. Hitters for the Ironmen were Landon Hahn (3-4, an RBI); Will Fowler (2-4, an RBI); Collin Huss (1-4, on base due to an error); Will Heavner (0-3, hit by a pitch); Kanon Willis (0-2, 2 walks,

Bulldogs pitcher Josh Powell takes a swing at a Brayden Reynolds pitch (and connects) at last Friday’s game at Fraley Field.

Starting pitcher for the Ironmen, Brayden Reynolds, in action at the home game last Friday, April 1 against the visiting Burns Bulldogs. (photos by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media) an RBI); Logan Hendrick (0-3, hit by a pitch); Chase Miller (1-2, came in on a walk); Collin Robinson (0-2, 2 sac bunts); and Tobias Miller (0-4). Starting pitcher Brayden Reynolds went 7 and 2/3 innings, striking out 3 Bulldogs batters and walking two. Kanon Willis came in for a third of an inning and struck out one batter. Young Reynolds took the loss in this one, giving up 4 runs on 6 hits. The Ironmen were scheduled to travel on Tuesday, April 5, to play the Warriors of East Gaston (weather permitting) in a conference

matchup, then they will – again, weather permitting – face the Warriors at Fraley Field on Friday, April 7. The JV Ironmen are slated to play first in each of these EGHS games, followed by the varsity game, according to the schedule. These games are followed by a Tuesday, April 12 home game at Fraley Field against the Rams of Highland Tech at 7 p.m. The Ironmen will then travel Thursday, April 14 to play Highland Tech at their home field, game to start at 7 p.m. (Additional information by Susan L. Powell and Danny Eaker)

Ironman Will Fowler watches for the arc of his hit against the Burns team last Friday at Fraley Field.

CHS men’s golf team wins at CG&CC Ironman left fielder Collin Huss snags the Burns hit for the out. As shortstop Landon Hahn leaps back onto the clay, CHS Ironmen center fielder Will Heavner gets the fly out on the Burns batter in last week’s game at Fraley.

Bulldogs pitcher Josh Powell tries picking Landon Hahn off at first but the ball bounces off first baseman Zach Howington’s glove.




After hitting safely, Ironman batter Landon Hahn steps onto first base while Burns first baseman Zach Howington looks for the throw.

According to head men’s golf coach Timmy Fleming, the Cherryville High School golf team placed first in their match on Monday, March 28, at Cherryville Golf and Country Club. Coach Fleming noted the team’s score was 161. Said Fleming, “East Gaston came in second with a score of 165. Highland Tech, Thomas Jefferson, Shelby, Burns and Bessemer City also competed.” The Medalist for the match was Shelby’s Barek Cardell, firing a 36. Cherryville’s Tedder brothers, Jackson and Blake, both finished close with a pair of 38s. The Cherryville team competed in another conference match on Monday, April 4, at Green Meadows.


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EASTER PARTY. Belmont Women of the Moose will be hosting a Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 9th from 2pm to 4pm at The Moose Lodge located at 122 Robert Russell Rd., Belmont, NC 28012. Bring the children and have some fun, food and games and meet the Easter bunny. (704) 825-3721

FULL TIME MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN needed for established apartment community in Shelby. Painting, cleaning, carpentry, routine maintenance, light knowledge of plumbing and electrical helpful. Must have reliable transportation and valid drivers license. For more information call 704480-5982. Resumes may be emailed to:

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.

NOW HIRING FOR TEACHERS. Bloom CDC. Ask for Tina Pettis. (704) 313-7019

EXPERIENCED PIANIST AVAILABLE. To fill in for church services and events in Rutherford County. Call 704591-7304.

CASSANDRA KING CONROY. The Cleveland County Friends of the Library presents An Evening with Cassandra King Conroy, April 26, 2022. The event will include dinner and a talk by the author, “The Power of Storytelling to Transform Lives”. Cassandra King Conroy is an award-winning author and the wife of the late Pat Conroy. Tickets go on sale Monday, March 28 and can be purchased at the Eugenia H. Young Library in Shelby or on EventBrite and are $35.00 per person. The event begins at 6:00 p.m. at the LeGrand Center in Shelby. (704) 472-0521

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 LOCAL COMPANY IN BELMONT, NC is looking to fill several positions. Part time help needed 40 hours per month starting in early May doing internet research and document editing for a government contractor. Hours are flexible. No experience necessary but basic computer skills preferred; will train as needed. To qualify, you must have a VALID NC driver’s license or State ID and live in a qualified HUBZone. To determine if you live in a HUBZone, go to https://maps. and enter your address. Once you have entered your address, it will state whether your address qualifies or not. If interested and qualified, please send your name, address, and phone number to slaye@, or call Stacey at (704) 461-8680. NOW HIRING FOR TEACHERS. CONNECTED KIDS CDC. Call Mandy or Erica. (704) 487-5792 CARE GIVER LOOKING TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR LOVED ONES. 20+ years. Excellent references. Bathe, light housekeeping/cooking, meds, errands. 704-4723472.

COATS PERFORMANCE YARN. 501 York Road, Kings Mountain, NC. 8 hour shifts. Apply within. For more info, email kimberly.durden@ or call 980-2915331. 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) NEED SOMEONE TO CLEAN GUTTERS on tall house. (704) 487-5480 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 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 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

BUSINESS SERVICES BUSHHOGGING / MOWING. Bushhogging/mowing in Rutherford and Cleveland counties. Please contact (704)-4667487. Thanks (704) 466-7487

NEED SOMEONE. to help clean house one day a week in Dallas area. Must be able to lift. 704-675-2983.

CAMP’S COMPLETE LAWN CARE and RESIDENTIAL FENCING. “30 + Years Experience”. Call Donnie at (704) 480-7405 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 I WILL COME TO YOU! Experienced Diesel/Auto Mechanic, Welding & Tractor Work. Honest, Reliable. If no answer, leave message (704) 300-7590 24 HOUR MOBILE MECHANIC. I will come to you to repair any car, lawnmower or tractor. Honest & reliable. (704) 300-2332 SHIPMAN’S MASONRY- 48 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Brick, Block & Stone, Outside Fireplaces, Foundations, Underpinnings. “Free Estimates”. 1st Quality Work! (863) 532-1587 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 IT’S TIME TO TRIM CREPE MYRTLE TREES. Spreading Mulch or Gravel, minor chainsaw work and storm clean-up. I can do many of your outside chores with over 15 years experience all over Cleveland County and stretching to the Forest City area. Nice, honest, dependable, clean, drugfree, he’s an all around great guy and handyman, so call Rob today and see what I can help you with. 980-295-0750.

AUCTIONS STORAGE AUCTION. Storage Auction Saturday, April 23, 9am, Mountain Storage of Lake Lure, 926 Bills Creek Road, Lake Lure, NC 28746. Call 828-625-8988

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 REASONABLE RATES LAWNCARE. Mow, Trim and Edge. 704-472-4737.




FOUR GRAVE PLOTS. In the Fountain Section of Cleveland Memorial Park. Sell all four for $1300 with the buyer paying the transfer fee. (704) 751-7739

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

FESCUE HAY 4x5 round bales fescue hay, $35$40. (704) 215-0214

PRECISION GARDEN SEED PLANTER. 3 Burner gas cooker with cast iron pan. Minn Kota trolling motor. (704) 300-3195 KINCAID X-LARGE CHINA CABINET. Lighted-$200, 4 upholstered Dining Chairs, Dark Brown-$80 (for all), Leather sofa, Dark Brown, Modern look-$100. 704-9744851. VINTAGE T-SHIRTS (100110) “All New”. Featuring All Types Of Advertising & Logos (Example Cigarette Brands) Sizes Large & Extra Large. All In One Buy for $3 Each. Grave Plot at Westview Gardens on Edgewood Road in Bessemer City (Includes Marker) $1500 Negotiable. (704) 685-2507 WESTERN SADDLE 17 INCH, like new, $225. Braided hall runner rug 9x2’ $60. Vintage Gone With The Wind plates $10 each. 1950s walnut dressing table with three-way mirror $325. 828-429-3884. TWO CEMETERY PLOTS FOR SALE. $2500 for both. Plus transfer fee. Cleveland Memorial Park Cemetery, Shelby, NC. David Whitaker (704) 434-7760 USED CAMPER TOPS: BUY/SALE/TRADE. Various sizes and styles. (828) 9800881 PORTABLE SEWING MACHINE, NEW GAS GRILL, shop vacuum, tool box on wheels, push mower, weedeater and blower, planter and many other garden tools. 704434-9540, leave message; 704-692-6729 PRIDE MOBILITY MEDICAL LIFT RECLINER. Red fabric and battery backup. Cost $1200, asking $200. Good condition. (704) 482-4966 ONE BURIAL PLOT FOR SALE. At Cleveland Memorial Park, $1,200. Call (704) 6920402 TWIN BOX SPRINGS AND MATTRESS. $175; almost new car seat, $30. (704) 4668741 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@ 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

CLEVELAND COUNTY YARD SALE: Wed April 9th, 2022 from 07:00 AM - 02:00 PM. 501 Hawthorne Rd., Kings Mountain, NC 28086 BIGGEST YARD SALE -10 FAMILIES Sat., Apr 9th, 2022 from 08:00 AM - 12:00am. Breakfast biscuits and coffee. Inside, 10 families + kids toys & clothes, household items, men’s stuff, fishing stuff, you name it we probably have it! Kings Mountain, NC 28086 PRICED TO MOVE. Sat Apr 9th, 7AM. Baby items, clothing, household items, etc. 154 Autumn Woods Drive, Kings Mountain, NC 28086


FOR SALE LIMBER COB CORN SEEDS $8.00/lb; Martin Gourds, $1.00 and up. (704) 538-8893 REFRIGERATORS, STOVES, WASHERS, DRYERS. Discount Prices. 1205 Earl Road, Shelby NC. (704) 487-4443

RENT TO OWN DUMP TRAILERS. 7 ton $1400 down, $599 month. 5 ton $1000 down, $399 month. Limited supply. “Rent to own on all trailers”. 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. 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. 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. 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 STORAGE BUILDINGS. “We Buy, Sell, Trade” J. Johnson Sales INC. 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. TRAILERS, LAWNMOWER TRAILERS, Flatbed Trailers, Enclosed Trailers, Horse and Cattle Trailers, Saddlery. Check our prices and quality before you buy. Bridges Riding Equipment. Boiling Springs, NC.704434-6389, (704) 473-0867 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”. 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

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) $400. 4 Wheel Hay Wagon, 8”X18’ Oak Flooring “kept in bar” $300. 16ft. Stoll Cattle Trailer in very good condition $4,500. 704-7188015. JAZZY MOTORIZED WHEELCHAIR. ELITE HD Holds 300lbs and up. Colors are red and black. $850. (704) 860-4584 BIKERS SUPPORT TRUMP 2024 GEAR has free pics of TRUMP 2024 gear available. Visit online. BEE SUPERS PAINTED WITH RACKS, $10 each. 828-245-0956. ALL METAL GARAGES. Big Discounts! Zero down. Call for more details. 828-382-0455.

FORD TRACTOR FOR SALE. Model 860, Runs great, new tires. Lots of new parts. $4,800 or OBO. Call Randy for more info:704-4727800. 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


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 BLUE TICK BEAGLE PUPPIES. 1st shots & wormed. Parents on site. Ready to go. $250 each. (704) 692-6787 BEAUTIFUL GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES. Ready to go to their forever homes. $500 each. Please call for details (980) 888-6331 GOLDENDOODLE PUPPIES Multigenerational F1B, non shed coats, CKC registered and vet exam, $1500, www. clearcreekgoldendoodles. com (828) 546-2757 AKC CANE CORSA PUPPIES. Ready to go. Contact Ronnie for more info. (704) 974-2716 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 leslee_bekemeier@yahoo. com PKC & UKC REGISTERED TREEING WALKER PUPS. $300 each. Contact John 704-692-6913 ADULT QUAIL $5 EACH. Quail Chicks $1.50 ea. Quail eggs $3 per doz. 10% to 20% off adult birds. (704) 476-9943

FIREWOOD FOR SALE. Long wheelbase load. Fully loaded. $70.00/load. Delivered. 864-492-4793 or 803627-9408.

WANT TO BUY I HAVE A 22 RIFLE. Single shot, bolt action and need the bolt. Noble make, Model 20A. 828-289-1907. DANNY’S AUTOWERKS. Buying used or junk cars. Competitive prices. Call Danny 828-289-3081 or Jimmy 828-289-1175.


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.

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. NEED A CAR DISMANTLER. Auto Parts of Shelby. Apply in person at 1021 County Home Road, Shelby, NC 28152 704487-5234 (704) 472-4666


Deadline: Friday at 12:00 Noon

WANT TO BUY CARS, TRUCKS. Trailers, Tractors, Farm Equipment. Must have ID and proof of ownership. Callahan’s Towing. (704) 692-1006 WE BUY JUNK VEHICLES WE BUY JUNK CARS, TRUCKS AND VANS, PAYING CASH!!!! (704) 4875244 CRESTMIDDLE@ AOL.COM LOOKING TO PURCHASE VINTAGE FIREARMS. For restoring or parts. Grips, boxes, any gun related items. Rifles, pistols. Preferred 22’s. (704) 600-8560

CZECH BORDER PATROL WORKING LINE. German Shepherd puppies available. Mil-Sec K-9 three year health guarantee. $1500. 828-7557335. GOLDEN DOODLE / LABRADOODLE PUPPIES. CKC REG. F2, no shedding, 6 wks old, black. Ready to go. $1400 each. (864) 492-2880 MALE AND A FEMALE. Registered German Shepherd puppies, 9 weeks old, almost all black, $600. 910-644-2860 LABRADOODLE Labradoodle, medium size, Male. Has had his shots, wormed and looking for a good home now. Parents tested and cleared. Born 12/16/21. $500 (252) 999-0720 mlshirley@msn. com DOGS FOR SALE. 1 miniature male poodle, 8 months old, apricot, CKC - $1,200. Black male puppies, CKC $1,200. 828-289-8844.

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

FRESH GOAT MILK. Pet use only $5 quart if you have jar, $2 more if not. Also have goats for sale. 828-429-6319.

WANT TO BUY. ATV’s, PopUp Campers and Small Travel Trailers. Call 828-429-3935.

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

WANTED: OLD AND NEW AMMO. Reloading supplies. Call 828-245-6756 or cell # 828-289-1488.

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

KENNELS, DOG KENNELS, DOG HOUSES. 7x7x4, 5x10x6, 10x10x4, 10x10x6, 10x20x6, 20x20x6. Roof tops. Delivery & Installation is Available! J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City,NC. 828-245-5895.


Wednesday, April 6, 2022

INVASION From Page 4 will dwarf what we have seen so far. Food prices will rise, perhaps a lot. Between them, Russia and Ukraine account for approximately 30 percent of global wheat exports – 12 percent of it coming from Ukraine, historically known as “the breadbasket of Europe.” With the whole country under siege, how much wheat will be planted in Ukraine this spring? Much less than normal, for sure. And who knows how the Russian wheat crop will be affected, especially as a result of sanctions. Prices of wheat (which have been trading “limit up” in the American futures markets on an almost daily basis) are soaring. Prices of other foodstuffs, too, will rise as demand that used to be satisfied by buying wheat will be diverted to demand for other grains. Pity the poor people of the world who will have a harder time affording the food they need. Energy prices already have risen sharply and

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may continue to do so. Russia exports account for eight percent of the global supply. If sanctions and import bans prevent that oil from reaching global markets, who knows how high the price of oil will go? Russia is also a major producer of natural gas, so gas prices look set to rise much higher. And because natural gas is used in the manufacture of fertilizers, already-rising fertilizer prices could go much higher, which will put additional upward pressure on food prices. The biggest economic threat coming out of the Russian invasion of Ukraine could be in the financial markets. Again, remember how interconnected the global economy has become. A few days ago, the price of nickel exploded 82 percent higher in just one day on the London Metal Exchange due to uncertainties about nickel supplies, since Russia is a major supplier of nickel. As a result a unit of China Construction Bank Corp., one of the four largest Chinese banks, which had shorted nickel futures, received a margin call in the

hundreds of millions of dollars from the LME. They were unable to pay it. Such a default could ripple through numerous counterparties (remember the tangled web of derivatives that started to unravel in the 2007-2008 financial crisis), and so LME granted them an extension. As this is being written, there is no way of knowing how it will play out, but we need to recognize that the world’s financial system – overextended, as always, by using too much leverage – could start to implode as a result of defaults. Would the Federal Reserve and other central banks be able to stop such a panic? Could they do that without throwing additional fuel on the fires of inflation? Suffice it to say that the global financial system is in a precarious position. We can only hope and pray that a peaceful resolution in Ukraine is found quickly, not just for the paramount humanitarian reason of sparing thousands if not millions of lives, but also to prevent immense collateral economic damage, including possibly a global economic crackup.

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Lady Ironmen win one; lose one to Lady Bulldogs CHS ladies are currently 7-4 overall; 5-1 in SPC 1A/2A play by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

Against Burns (at Burns) The CHS ladies fought a tough battle in their away contest on Tuesday, March 29, at Burns against an equally tough Lady Bulldogs squad, but tenacity was on the side of Coach A.J. Henley’s crew as they came away with a 7-6, nine inning victory over the Burns ladies. Coach Henley noted Landyn McBride was 2 for 5, with a double and 2 RBIs in this one. She was followed in great hitting for the CHS ladies by Taylor Digh, Laila Davis, and Alexie McSwain, who each had 2 hits apiece. Against Burns (at CHS Field) The Lady Bulldogs came visiting on Friday, April 1 at the Lady Ironmen’s home field and got a little payback

After the ball is hit right to her, Lady Ironmen pitcher Raegan Nowowiecki throws it to first baseman Riley Bryant, picking off the Lady Bulldogs batter. See more photos on page 10. (photo by MEP/’The Eagle/CF Media) as they defeated the CHS ladies by a score of 3-0. Despite having no runs, the ladies got base hits from Ryleigh Kiser, Landyn McBride, and Alexie McSwain in this game. Next up for the CHS ladies is an away game Tuesday, April at East Gaston, taking on the Lady Warriors, then back home on Friday, April 8, to play the Lady Warriors

at CHS Field, weather permitting, of course. The following week the ladies will see action against the Lady Rams of Highland Tech, first away on Tuesday. April 11, then back at home on Friday, April 15. (Additional information/ stats courtesy of Coach A.J. Henley)












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

PETS & LIVESTOCK REG ROTTWEILERS FOR SALE. I have registered Rottweilers for sale. Whelped 2-20-22 and ready to go 4-1722. Tails have been docked and dew claws removed already. They will be wormed and have necessary shot before they go to their forever homes. Get your deposit in and pick out your pup. They wont last long. 1800 neg. 900 deposit remainder at pickup. 30 day health guarantee. Nice big headed pups. Rutherfordton Rottweilers. (828) 4479976


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!!!! 2002 CHEVROLET CAVALIER. Automatic, New Brakes & Rotors, and New Rear Tires. Good Condition! $1800 (864) 838-1392 2003 CHEVROLET CORVETTE. 50th Anniversary Edition Convertible, Red, Automatic $12,000; 2009 Harley Davidson Electric Glide Ultra $7500 (704) 300-9223 2007 FORD EDGE. Burgundy, tan interior, good tires, daily driver, 200K miles, very good condition. $5,200. Call (828) 447-0774

WINNEBAGO ADVENTURA RV 2005 WINNEBAGO ADVENTURA 2005. Very Nice Condition! Live Large! 37 feet, 3 Slides, Mileage 64200. Private Queen Bedroom with seating. The Living Area includes a Sofa Bed, Swivel Rocker, and a Dining Table that can be converted for an additional sleeping area. Kitchen includes Corian countertops, oven, range, microwave, refrigerator/freezer and lots of storage. 2 Flat screen TVs. Bath area: Glass Enclosed Shower with Seat and a private potty room with a door. One very unique, and wonderful added feature to this RV is a WASHER/DRYER Combo. (This was added by the only other owner who was a Boeing Engineer) RVing Is the Best Living! Serious Inquiries Text 704473-7729 (704) 473-7729

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


Deadline: Friday at 12:00 Noon

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. 704-7054516. (704) 705-4516 MOBILE HOMES & APARTMENTS. In Kings Mountain. Price starting at $100 per week. Call (704) 739-4417 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 OR 3 BEDROOM MOBILE Homes. For rent in Shelby & Grover. $750-$850. Call (828) 234-8147

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 NO HEAT BILLS HERE. 3 room apartment, (1 BR, 1 BA), Shelby, excellent location, Second floor. Not HAP eligible. No pets or smoking. Heat & water included in $525 month. (704) 487-5480 FISHERMAN’S SPECIAL. 2 bedroom cottage with pier & hothouse for rent. $1500 month. (704) 472-6280 MOVE IN SPECIAL. 2 & 3 Bedroom, deposit required. $200 weekly rates. Includes power and water. NO PETS. (704) 473-4299

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OAKLAND ROAD 2BR APARTMENT. Like new. Appliances, sewer, water, garbage included $650. Small efficiency, all utilities included. $495 plus deposit and references. 828-351-3322. 2 & 3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Small private park between Spindale and Forest City. Starting at $550 per month. 828-382-0475.

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 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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Cherryville Elementary School Principal Audrey Hovis (far left, standing, back row) and 2nd grade teacher Kelly Beam (right, standing, back row) pose for a picture with Cherryville Mayor H.L. Beam III (center, back row, standing) and Mrs. Brown’s class.

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Pitcher Raegan Nowowiecki’s pitch sails right through the Lady Bulldogs batter’s strike zone and into Lady Ironmen catcher Alexis McSwain’s mitt. (photos by MEP/’The Eagle/CF Media)

As these students at Cherryville Elementary eat their lunch in class, Mayor H.L. Beam III, of Cherryville, speaks to them about how the City’s government works. (photos provided) Lady Ironmen batter Taylor Digh speeds for first base but the throw for the out gets there just ahead of her in last week’s CHS loss to the visiting Lady Bulldogs.

Lady Ironmen catcher Alexis has her eye on the pitch. Cherryville Mayor H.L. Beam III talks to a kindergarten class at Cherryville Elementary about how City government works.

SCHOOL From Page 1 in the White House. I told him I don’t live in the White House but in a red brick house not far from the school.” Another humorous question was, after a little boy, in line with his fellow students and carrying his lunch back to class, passed the Mayor, Mrs. Hovis and Mrs. Long in the hall, he then whispered loudly to a little girl

classmate behind him, saying, “Donald Trump is here today!” “Mrs. Long and Mrs. Hovis told me I just got promoted,” said Mayor Beam, with a chuckle. Mayor Beam noted how impressed he was with the students and their great questions. “Their brains are like sponges and they can’t wait to get some new bit of information. They soak it up. They remember everything you say to them!” he said.

Mayor H.L. Beam III speaks with some Cherryville Elementary students who have just gotten their lunches.

CHS pitcher Raegan Nowowiecki winds up and prepares to hurl one across the plate at last week’s home game against the visiting Lady Bulldogs of Burns.


How to Get Help as an Elder Orphan Dear Savvy Senior, I need to find someone honest and reliable to look after my estate, health and long-term care when I’m no longer able to do it myself. I’m a 67-year-old recent widow with no children and one sibling I rarely talk to. Any suggestions? Solo Ager

Dear Solo, This is big concern for millions of older Americans who don’t have a spouse, children or other family they can depend on to watch out for their well-being. While there’s no one solution to this issue, here are some tips and resources that can help you plan ahead. Essential Documents If you haven’t already done so, your first step, before choosing a reliable decision maker, is to prepare a basic estate plan of at least four essential legal documents. This will protect yourself and make sure you’re wishes are carried out if you become seriously ill or when you die. These essential documents include: a “durable power of attorney” that allows you to designate someone to handle your financial matters if you become

incapacitated; an “advanced health care directive” that includes a “living will” that tells your doctor what kind of care you want to receive if you become incapacitated, and a “health care power of attorney,” which names a person you authorize to make medical decisions on your behalf if you’re unable to; and a “will” that spells out how you’d like your property and assets distributed after you die. It also requires you to designate an “executor” to ensure your wishes are carried out.

ganized and younger than you who will likely be around after you’re gone.

To prepare these documents your best option is to hire an attorney, which can cost anywhere between $500 and $2,000. Or, if you are interested in a do-it-yourself plan, Quicken WillMaker & Trust 2022 ($199, and ($179) are some top options.

To find a qualified power of attorney or executor for your will, contact your bank, a local trust company or an estate planning attorney. If you need help locating a pro, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys ( is a great resource that provides online directory to help you find someone in your area.

Choosing Decision Makers & Helpers Most people think first of naming a family member as their power of attorney for finances and health care, or executor of their will. If, however, you don’t have someone to fill those roles, you may want to ask a trusted friend or associate but be sure to choose someone that’s or-

Also be aware that if your choice of power of attorney or executor lives in another state, you’ll need to check your state’s law to see if it imposes any special requirements. If, however, you don’t have a friend or relative you feel comfortable with, you’ll need to hire someone who has experience with such matters.

Another resource that can help you manage and oversee your health and longterm care needs as they arise, and even act as your health care power of attorney, is an aging life care manager. These are trained professionals in the area of geriatric care who often have backgrounds

in nursing or social work. To search for an expert near you, visit AgingLifeCare. org. Or, if you need help with bill paying and other financial/insurance/tax chores there are professional daily money managers (see that can help. Aging life care managers typically charge between $75 and $200 per hour, while hourly rates for daily money managers range between $75 and $150. It’s also important to note that if you don’t complete the aforementioned legal documents and you become incapacitated, a court judge may appoint a guardian to make decisions on your behalf. That means the care you receive may be totally different from what you would have chosen for yourself. 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.