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Businesses remain open on Main Street while construction progresses Construction slated to be completed by late summer by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

In a recent media release, Downtown Director David Day noted Cherryville City officials say that despite some delays, construction crews are making great progress on the revitalization project in Downtown Cherryville with completion set for late summer. “Meanwhile,” said Mr. Day, “businesses remain open.” City Manager Brian Dalton said, “We’re making great progress on our downtown revitalization,

but we’re being flexible as we work through challenges.” Dalton continued, “As is the case with any large project, the crews have worked through delays caused by the weather, availability of materials and workers, and unforeseen construction issues.” He further noted, “To keep us moving forward, we’ve slightly changed our plan. Soon we’ll work on replacing the sidewalks and light poles from Depot Street to Pink Street. At the same time, we’ll repave the north and south alleys.” Said Mr. Dalton. “That’s going to allow folks to park behind the buildings and use the rear entrances while we work on Main Street.” City Manager Dalton also noted that after the

alleys are paved, the work will begin on replacing sidewalks and light poles from Pink Street to Mulberry Street. Downtown Director Day emphasized that repaving Main Street and side streets will occur last. Said Mr. Day, “We’re all looking forward to that great day. Our citizens have been very patient, and I know they will be excited with us to see the project complete. We’re planning a celebration in the early fall.” For any citizens who have further questions about the ongoing Main Street construction work, Mr. Day said they may contact him at (704) 4353451.

An artist’s rendering of what the finished Downtown Cherryville sidewalks will look like when finished. See construction work photo on page 3. (photo/graphic provided)

Council work session recognizes City Clerk with proclamation The 2022 CHS Ironmen baseball varsity squad with Coach Heavner, after his 300th career win last Wednesday, April 27, against West Lincoln. (photo provided)

CHS Ironmen baseball coach Heavner gets 300th career win by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor Cherryville High’s head baseball coach, Scott Heavner, reached a career milestone with his recent victory over the West Lincoln Rebels last week – he got his 300th career win. Heavner is married to his high school sweetheart, Millicent, who is a retired education professional and who currently works at a local veterinarian’s office. They have three children: daughter, Maggie Beth, 22, who is finishing college; son, Ty, 19, who is a business owner; and their youngest, son, Aaron, 14, who is currently in middle school. He graduated from CHS in 1990, where he played baseball under the legendary baseball coach, Henry Jones. He is only the fifth coach in Gaston County history to reach this milestone, noted

Water and Sewer Fund; city health insurance benefits issues also on agenda by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

At last Tuesday’s City Council Work Session, held at the Cherryville Fire Department on April 26, City Clerk Paige H. Green was recognized with a proclamation of appreciation for the upcoming 53rd Annual Professional Municipal See COUNCIL, Page 9

Cherryville Mayor H.L. Beam, III presents City Clerk Paige H. Green with a framed copy of the Annual Professional Municipal Clerk’s Week (May 1-May 7, 2022) proclamation read at Council’s April work Session. (photo provided)

Some important things to know about voter registration CHS Principal Shawn Hubers presents Ironmen baseball coach Scott Heavner with a signed bat on Friday, April 29, commemorating his 300th career win the previous Wednesday. his friend and fellow educator, CHS Athletic Director, Scott Harrill. Coach Heavner said winning his 300th “feels like any other point. It’s 300 wins. The Lord has really blessed me.” Heavner started in 1997 coaching with the American Legion, then moved

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to coaching JV baseball in 1998. Heavner said after playing at CHS, he attended college at Appalachian State University, being coached and mentored by some of the best baseball minds there. While at ASU he played under Coach Jim Morris. He See HEAVNER, Page 2

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■ POLICE ARRESTS 4-5: Wesley Keith Hudson, 42, 207 Dale Dr., Cherryville; WSOJ for trespass enter/remain. $1,000 secured bond. 4-5: Joshua Lee Kirkland, 30, 813 Requa Rd., Cherryville; WSOJ for an OFA (Gaston County) for DWLR and expired registration. $7,000 secured bond. 4-6: Desmond Tyrell Izard, 23, 301 Brown St., Cherryville; one count each felony trafficking opioid; PWIMSD Schedule II controlled substance; Maintaining a dwelling for purpose of selling controlled substance; possession of a stolen firearm; and possession of a firearm by a felon. No bond type/ amt. listed. 4-6: Matthew Lee Cox, 25, 1119 Black Rd., Cherryville; one count each misdemeanor possession of marijuana; possession of drug paraphernalia; open container of alcohol; hit/ run; and one count of failure to stop for a stop sign. $2,500 unsecured bond. 4-7: Sheene Rachelle Cowans, 37, 807 Catawba St., Lincolnton; one count each misdemeanor possession of marijuana and speeding. Issued two state citations for listed offenses. 4-10: Ashton Cole Teague, 28, 222 Delview Dr., Cherryville; one count misdemeanor shoplifting/concealment of goods (WSOJ/ Lincoln County). $1,000 secured bond. 4-10: Chelsea Leann Schultz, 31, 620 N. Mountain St., Cherryville; two (2) counts WSOJ. $1,000 unsecured bond. 4-12: Richard Gomez Berganza, 19, 107 Black Rock School Rd., Cherryville; one count misdemeanor possession of marijuana up to ½ ounce. Summons/cited. 4-12: Michael Kyle Ladd, 31, 1011 E. Church St., Cherryville; one count misdemeanor DWLR (WSOJ).

$2,000 secured bond. 4-13: Wesley Keith Hudson, 42, 207 Dale Dr., Apt. A, Cherryville; one count misdemeanor assault on a female. $5,000 unsecured bond. 4-14: Alicia Gail Stewart, 32, 309 Beattie Rd., Kings Mountain; one count misdemeanor WSOJ (Cleveland County) for DV protective order violation. No bond type/amt. listed. 4-14: David Lynn, 20, 612 S. Mountain St. Gastonia; assault on a female, and extradition /fugitive warrant (WSOJ from York County, S.C.; and possession of stolen item. No bond type/amt. listed. 4-15: Ryan Kinard, 30, 612 Delview Rd., Cherryville; one count misdemeanor RDO. $1,000 secured bond. 4-15L Matthew Allen Westberry, 30, 612 Delview Rd., Cherryville; one count misdemeanor domestic violence (WSOJ/York County, Sheriff’s Office). No bond type/amt. listed. 4-16: Holly Marie Hamby, 41, 2609 Mary Ave., Gastonia; WSOJ/Lincoln County. $5,000 unsecured bond. 4-18: Jesse Dalton Jenkins, 31, 970 Mobile Ln., Gastonia; DWLR; expired registration; and OFA/Gaston County (DWLR, and expired registration). $2,000 secured bond. 4-18: Kelly Wayne Webb, 42, 410 N. Cherry St., Cherryville; one count of a WSOJ. $1,000 secured bond. 4-22: John Bruce Goode, 52, 1013 Leisure Leigh Ln., Cherryville, was arrested at 425 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Gastonia, by GCSO deputies on one count of a warrant from another agency. 4-25: Steven Dewayne Faulkenbury, 59, 251 St. Mark’s Church Rd., Cherryville, was arrested at 425 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Gastonia, by GCPD officers on two (2) counts of an OFA (contempt of court/

perjury/court violation). 4-27: Joseph Matthew Vickers, 32, 959 Mary’s Grove Rd., Cherryville, was arrested at this address by GCPD officers on one count of simple assault.


party affiliation must be signed, but can be provided by fax or email to your county board of elections. If a voter is updating their residential address to a new county, they must return the paper form by mail or in person. Registered voters may also update an existing registration at a one-stop early voting site during the early voting period, although voters may not change their party affiliation during the early voting period. In the primary election, voters will select nominees for a political party to move on to the November 8 general election. Contests on the ballot include U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, N.C. General Assembly, state and local judges, district attorney, and county offices. In

primaries, voters affiliated with a political party will be given a ballot of candidates for their party. Unaffiliated voters may choose the ballot of any party that has a primary. Libertarians do not have any primaries this year. More information: Upcoming Election. Voters in approximately 30 municipalities across the state will also go to the polls to elect mayors and city/town council members. These municipal elections occur at the same time and on the same ballot as the primary contests. To find out if your municipality is conducting an election on May 17, visit the State Board’s Local Voter tool. For voters eligible to vote in the 2022 primary and municipal elections, sample ballots are available through the State Board of

From Page 1 conviction. 17-year-olds who will be 18 years old by the general election on November 8 are eligible to register and vote in the primary. Voters who need to update an existing registration may use the DMV website or a regular voter registration application to do so. DMV customers may update their voter registration residential or mailing address and party affiliation through the DMV service, but may not change their name through the DMV. If using the paper application, it must be signed and sent to the voter’s county board of elections by April 22. Updates to name, address (if within the county), and


INCIDENTS 4-15: Cherryville man reports theft from motor vehicle ($800/misc. tools & Craftsman toolbox) stolen from his truck bed by unknown person(s). Case is active and under further investigation. 4-15: CPD officer reports WSOJ and RDO by listed suspects who had outstanding warrant and interfered w/officers serving it. Closed/cleared by arrest. 4-15: Cherryville business reports damage to property ($500/gas pump handle/hose) by unknown subject who was witnessed to have done the listed damage. Case is active and under investigation. 4-16: CPD officer reports WSOJ on listed suspect who had an outstanding warrant. Closed/cleared by arrest. 4-25: GCPD officers report further investigation into larceny/other at 250 St. Mark’s Church Rd., Cherryville. 4-26: On April 17, GCPD officers reported further investigation into a residential forced entry burglary and larceny/other at 209 Foster St., Cherryville. 4-27: GCPD officers report closing/clearing by arrest a simple assault at 959 Mary’s Grove Rd., Cherryville. WRECKS 4-8: A vehicle driven by Alexandra Williams Adams, 55, 313 E. 6th St., Apt. 1, Cherryville, was traveling south on Pink St., and a vehicle driven by Christina Darnell Stamper, 36, 5202 Dellinger Cir., Cherryville, was traveling west on Church St., when Ms. Adams failed to stop at a steady red light, colliding with the Stamper



Additionally, team manager Lee Roy Montgomery has also been amazing part of this and all the baseball wins as well, with his unfailing, unflagging support and constant positive attitude for Ironmen baseball as well as all CHS sports, noted Coach Heavner and AD Harrill. He continued, “And my family… I can’t say enough about the too! The sacrifices they have made and still make for me to follow my dream. I am humbled and overwhelmed with how much the people around me care for what I do. The Lord has had His hand upon it.” Heavner said he feels honored to be able to run the CHS baseball program, adding, “It is an honor that I don’t take lightly.” For Heavner, CHS and Cherryville are places he says “…are rich with baseball people and history. I feel fortunate just to be a small part of it.” Coach Heavner said it is all about the kids and the players, adding, “I’m just driving the bus and keeping it in the road.” Wife Millicent said, “Our entire family is extremely proud to be a part of the Ironmen baseball tradition. Scotty and I started dating 32 years ago in the middle See HEAVNER, Page 3

From Page 1 noted “…you take a little from each one of those guys and create something for yourself.” In 2006, Coach Jones retired with 542 wins, six state championships and numerous conference titles. “We went 14-12 that first year,” said Heavner. “Since then things have changed for us for the better and God has blessed this walk so much. I can’t thank my many staff and coaches who have helped me through the years, especially my current staff of Seth Freeman, Brian Kiser, AJ Hayes, and Michael Whitesides. Also, many thanks to Dustin Wilson, AJ Henley, Chesley Walls, Jeff Williams, Brian Dalton, and Rev. Tom Hartis, all have helped me in the past as well. So many have helped me along the way. One of my biggest mentors has been and is (former Gardner-Webb head baseball coach) Rusty Stroupe, also a CHS grad and former player. You add to that mix the many great players and kids who have been here and played the game. I just cannot say enough about them, this great Cherryville community, and the game itself.”

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On Thursday, April 28, 202,2 around 9 a.m., Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement responded to 1911 Hemlock Avenue in Gastonia, after receiving a report of dogs fighting in the back yard of the residence. When Animal Care and Enforcement Specialists arrived, they found a deceased dog in the back yard. They also found other dogs caged in the back yard living in poor conditions. Additionally, there was an immediate concern for their health as some were found suffering from obvious injuries. After efforts were made to contact the residents, search warrants were obtained to search the residence for evidence related to possible animal cruelty and dog fighting activity. Over 30 animals were located at the residence. All of the animals were removed from the property and taken




vehicle. No injuries reported. Est. damages to the Adams vehicle: $5,000; to the Stamper vehicle: $3,000. Both vehicles were towed to KT Towing by KT Towing. 4-11: A vehicle driven by Albert Hal Bunton, 67, 869 Salem Church Rd., Lincolnton and a vehicle driven by Jill Marie Laskey, 34, 466 Fisher Rd., Cherryville, were in the Bojangles parking lot. Mr. Bunton told the responding officer he tried to hit his brakes and accidentally hit the gas, which is when he collided with the Laskey vehicle. No injuries reported. Minor to no damage done to each vehicle. 4-11: A vehicle driven by Sherry Phelps Hunter, 59, 206 Putnam St., Cherryville, was involved in a hit and run by an unidentified teal in color late model Chevrolet truck in the Walmart parking lot. The truck pulled away from the parked Hunter vehicle but no license plate could be seen due to the grainy video footage. Minor damage to the Hunter vehicle reported. 4-12: An unknown vehicle struck the fire hydrant at the intersection of Mountain and Academy Streets. No information on the extent of the damage(s) to the city-owned fire hydrant. 4-12: An unknown red Ford vehicle struck a speed limit sign causing it to completely bend in half, almost touching the ground. Video footage was reviewed from a local gas station (Southern Stores/BP station) but responding officer did not see the license plate number for the vehicle. The video showed what appeared to be a red Ford Mustang drive over the curb, striking the speed limit sign and driving away. Damage to the front end of the vehicle was apparent due to the debris the vehicle left behind.

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Construction crews work diligently to get the Main Street sidewalks work completed so they can steadily move forward to another facet of the Streetscape Project.

Coach Scott Heavner talks with the love of his life and high school sweetheart, his wife, Millicent. Coach Heavner said affectionately during the interview, “She gets in a little coaching too, sometimes.” (photos by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

Gaston Co. woman; man take home big money in two separate Lottery wins RALEIGH – Marcie Parfitt of Mount Holly said she keeps smiling so much it hurts after a $5 scratchoff ticket last week won her a $150,000 prize. “I can’t wipe the smile off my face,” Parfitt laughed. “My cheeks hurt.” Parfitt, on her daily trip to the store for coffee, bought her lucky Super Loteria ticket from Xpress Market on Tuckaseege Rd., in Mount Holly. “I kept looking at it over and over to make sure it was real,” Parfitt said. “I thought it was fake.” Parfitt, 38, became the first winner in the new Super Loteria game. She said she called her husband

right away to tell him the good news. “He was like, ‘Are you messing with me,’” Parfitt said. “It’s definitely a blessing.” Parfitt arrived at lottery headquarters on last Tuesday to collect her prize and, after required state and federal tax withholdings, took home $106,516. She said she wants to pay some bills and buy some land with her winnings. Super Loteria debuted this month with five $150,000 prizes. Four $150,000 prizes remain to be claimed. In other NC Lottery news, a Gaston County man, Dennis Armstrong, of

Gastonia, took a chance on a $20 scratch-off ticket and won a $100,000 prize. Armstrong bought his lucky $2,000,000 Diamond Dazzler ticket from Gates Food Mart on Lowell Bethesda Rd., in Gastonia. He arrived at lottery headquarters last Thursday to collect his prize and, after required state and federal tax withholdings, took home $71,016. The $2,000,000 Diamond Dazzler game debuted in January with four top prizes of $2 million and eight $100,000 prizes. Two $2 million prizes and four $100,000 prizes remain to be claimed.

Ironmen head baseball coach Scott Heavner talks with the umpires and the head coach of the BCHS Yellow Jackets before last Friday’s home game at Fraley Field.

HEAVNER From Page 2 of his senior season as an Ironmen player on the exact day of his 300th win as a head coach, and there has never been a moment that baseball, especially Ironmen baseball, hasn’t been a part of our relationship. So many of our family’s memories are there, and our children and I love watching Scotty do what he loves, with the coaching staff he loves, with the players he loves, for the school he loves, on the field he loves. So many people have poured into his life and coaching career. His own coaches through the years have shaped him into the kind of coach and man he is, and his teammates, his players, still feel like family to him. As our little Heavner family, we have a wonderful village of people who love and support us. Those people make every moment, good and bad, worth the time and energy he has spent as a coach.” She continued, “I’m proud of Scotty. He eats, sleeps, and breathes Cherryville High School and Ironmen baseball and truly

Coach Scott Heavner working at his desk at Cherryville High School. strives to make his players better men and citizens, not just baseball players. And as iron sharpens iron, he truly sharpens me as a person too.” Coach Heavner’s oldest son, Ty, played Ironmen baseball for his dad all four of his high school years, graduating in 2021. Of his father’s honor he said, “It is VERY well deserved!” He noted that COVID “…got in the way of (his father’s 300th win) when I was there (at CHS). We were 12 games shy but he finally got it.” Daughter, Maggie Beth

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said, “They don’t make them better than my dad. To be his daughter is the greatest joy and privilege of my life. My whole life, I’ve grown up on Fraley Field, my very first game was at a week old. Baseball is all we know in the Heavner household. Over the years, I’ve watched my dad show his love of Christ through his passion of baseball. I’ve had a front row seat to countless home runs and wins, two state championships, and even some of the toughest losses, but most importantly, I’ve seen players turn into family. The Ironmen baseball program is who Scott Heavner is. I’m proud to be his daughter and I’m lucky I continue to get a front row seat in watching him do his very best thing.” Cherryville High Principal Shawn Hubers said, “Three hundred wins is a great accomplishment! Coach Heavner is not only a great baseball coach, but also a great man. He teaches his kids things that will serve them well on the baseball field and in life. CHS is blessed to have him leading our baseball team.”

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Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose. –Lyndon B. Johnson

“Vlad the Mad” in the Land of the Big Red Bear I have a retired for that pastor friend purpose. I knew from Seems back in the day my who founded a friend Christian youth and his movement which wife eventually exwere panded across billed the U.S., then to as sort other countries. It of poor eventually wound man’s, up at the gates of Billy Moscow itself… Graliterally. By Michael Powell I believe that was roughly the 80s-90s, so, while there ham-type “western telwere guys like Vlad “the evangelists”, complete Mad” Putin and his ilk with a Contemporary around Big Red Bear land Christian music group, then, things among the chock full of wide-eyed, ruling communist regime smiling teens, who had were a tad more, no pun longish hair and played intended, ‘bearable’. their own guitars, drums My friend and his wife, and such. They were even because of that relaxed allowed to bring in their atmosphere, were asked own Bibles and could to come and speak at a talk to a select group of large Russian Orthodox Russian teens and young Church in Moscow. And, adults. wonder of wonders, it was There was just one attended by over a couple catch… said testimonies thousand-plus people, with were monitored by Rusmany of them having to sian cops in bad suits with listen from outside. It was gun-shaped bulges under summer then, so not much their ill-fitting suits. Anyof a worry weather-wise as one getting far afield of the they watched and listened prescribed questions given to the services on a large them by their Russian hanmovie screen set up just dlers; anyone talking about

Christ and His saving grace and shedding of His blood for our sins, was circumspectly brought back around (pronto) to the standard pseudo-religious, state-sponsored, clap-trap the politburo ‘red wienies’ wanted heard. Anyway, all that said, my friend and his wife made good inroads, reaching many of Moscow’s faithful and making many friends. On their way back, they visited churches in Ukraine and the same thing happened, so far as winning hearts and minds for Christ and making many friends and converts. Flashing forward through the succeeding decades, many of the believers and friends kept in touch; some moving to Europe, England; some to Israel; and many to America. It was as if they could see the future, my friend said recently, and could read the proverbial handwriting on the wall; that God had weighed Russia and its leaders in His balances and found them wanting; lacking in what He wanted them to have – a heart, a conscience, a love for their fellow man. Alas, such was not to be for the Russians,

in spite of a complete overhaul of their failed communist system. Sadly, today we still have little jumped up, post-Soviet toadies like Putin who have managed to claw (and kill) their way to power in order to once again bring the world’s nations to the brink of Armageddon. Meanwhile, the Ukrainians are being butchered and their homes and livelihoods destroyed, all so the ‘Vlad the Mad’ can posture and pose as if he were the savior of Mother Russia. Puh-leeez! Spare me!

Unfortunately, unless saner heads in the West can manage to stand up to him and others like him and draw a line in the sand with more than just empty words and useless sanctions, he and others like him will keep coming; always wanting more, and he/they won’t care what it takes to get it; whether it is destroying America or any of its NATO allies, Israel or any other nations of the Middle East, or… (yikes!) even his own country and his own citizens. People’s lives mean nothing to men like Putin. Want to know

how I know? Just have a look at the bodies piling up in Ukraine. My friend I told you about? He has lost, as of this date, too many of those Ukrainian friends and believers he made so long ago when times seemed happier, to this needless and senseless, inexplicable violence. He is heart-broken by it, but he says he knows he will see them again, in a far better place than here. And I know he is absolutely right about that!

The Tragic Kingdom

From the mountains to the ocean… state is also The beauty of highly blessed this wonderful in autumn world continues with the trees to amaze me. I that have grew up hearing leaves that the Bible read change colto me and then ors and then reading it myself shed them and how God when the time created the entire comes. There world in seven By Anne S. Haynes are some days. And contrees near me sider the fact that that do shed their leaves I grew up in this area with but some of them do not. the four seasons in all of Therefore, I don’t have to their beauty, and it’s easy deal with the issue very to see how I never cease to much. But I do have friends be amazed by all of it. who spend a lot of time Some people automatand energy raking leaves ically think of autumn as every year. a favorite season because Winter is a whole difof the changing colors of ferent issue and consists to leaves. It is amazing to see them in backyards and state me of being sure I am prepared for cold weather with and local parks, and along the roads in our neck of the snow, sleet, and ice. Again, I am a little more prepared woods. When I was a studue to college days. After dent at Appalachian State all, attending class in minus University, I loved to admire the leaves as we drove 14-degree weather in the snow has to count for up and down the highway something. It’s been many on weekends. years ago, but I remember Of course, I do know it like it was yesterday. that our part of this great

Now let’s move on to summer. I probably love summer so much because as a teacher it was also my vacation time. I loved my job, but I also loved to have a break and time to relax and refresh for a new school year. Naturally many people associate summer with going to the beach or river or lake. But my parents spent a lot of the summer in our garden picking and canning the vegetables my dad had planted in the spring. The first beach trip that I was a part of was when my older brother married a terrific lady from Loris, South Carolina. For the people who know me best the beach and ocean are my most favorite places in the world to go on vacation, followed closely behind by the mountains. They are both beautiful and magnificent, and I thank God regularly for the beauty He created for His children to enjoy.

All-out assault on objective truth creating some frightening situations by BOB EHRLICH The Western Journal Some call it political correctness on steroids. Others call it wokeness. President Joe Biden might call it “the thing.” Many on the right and center (e.g. Elon Musk) call it countercultural, intellectually dishonest, dangerous. You might have a different set of adjectives in mind. But I suspect all share a similar theme: Our culture – and especially our children – suffer when objective truth is rejected. The predicate for this

new worldview is clear: Truth must be interpreted as subjective. You may even have heard ‘wokesters’ (including the sitting vice president of the United States) say as much in advising young people to “speak their truth” – seemingly without regard to whether that truth has any relation to reality. Of course, once that threshold is crossed, everything is possible. Accordingly, otherwise serious adults argue that babies are born either oppressed or oppressors, people with no scientific qualifications definitively

state that the earth will be toast (so to speak) in precisely nine (!) years without the Green New Deal, and that it is perfectly fair for boys to compete against girls in athletic contests. In other words, two plus two no longer equals four. Math is racist, dontcha know. “OK,” you may say. Surely this iteration of sociological revisionism is temporary, a harrowing but brief journey down the endless road to a progressive utopia. But you would be wrong. Subjective truth, identity politics, revisionist history, gender fluidity and an

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Finding hope and life before death Most of us have wondered about life beyond the grave. Many today are in search Glenn Mollette of life Guest Editorial before the grave. Given what many people traditionally believe about heaven, eternity and life beyond, it would certainly seem very valuable to think about a life beyond. However, what about life here? The Ukrainian people wake up every day to fight, survive or hide another day. They fight for life and freedom. Why? Life and freedom are worth something. How much are life and freedom worth? What does it mean to you to hug your spouse or loved one? How much do you enjoy laughing with family, friends or at a funny television show? How good does it feel to do something you enjoy? Cooking a meal, music, reading, your faith assembly, grandkids or enjoying a sunny or rainy day – life is living and

enjoying our living. God didn’t make us to be miserable. We make ourselves miserable. Sickness makes us miserable. Addictions destroy us and others. Death of the people we love zaps us and creates major voids in our lives. Yet, life can only be lived forward and often this is where we get stuck. Too often we put our cars in ‘park’ and start watching the world go by us. We look in the rearview mirror. Life is whizzing by and we can’t seem to get our foot back on the accelerator to start moving again. This becomes a very stagnant and unhappy way to live. Actually, it’s not a life at all. Living before you die must have some routine. Go to work. Go someplace. Do something. It doesn’t have to be exotic or glorious. Often routine is the same thing every day. There is some peace in routine. When our routine and entire lives are shaken, like what is happening in Ukraine, then every minute is about surviving another day. Survival mode for you may be doctor’s visits.

Making a plan for the next five years or year of your life. Reconnecting to some family or a friend or two. Making peace with the past and embracing today. The key word for life is hope. Peace is another key word but peace doesn’t exist without hope. If we have hope we can look forward to life. We hope we have enough health. We hope we have enough money. The people of Ukraine have hope they can overcome Russia. This keeps many of them going. Many have fled the country in search of hope. Find the hope you need to embrace the rest of your life. Hope in family, friends, hobbies and much more is good. Just be very aware, even they may disappoint you. Mainly, find hope in you. God didn’t make junk. Too often life, events, mistakes, and sometimes even people we are close, to make it difficult for us to see our worth and it tarnishes our spirit. Hope is an inside job that starts now.

emerging “green” religion have all rented space within a deadly serious movement that has taken up residence in one of America’s two great political parties. And both are propelled forward by a new fondness for censorship that not so long ago would have been intolerable, especially on the left. A sense of no-judgment valuelessness emerges from all the subjectivity. “Who are you to judge?” is a com-

mon theme here. But there is another and equally dangerous consequence of all the hand-wringing: a naivete that refuses to accept objective evidence of the evil and evil actors that make the real world such a dangerous place. It is here where Secretary of State Antony Blinken so willingly indulges his Chinese counterparts in indicting a “racist” America, where John Kerry asks

Russian President Vladimir Putin to consider his war’s impact on climate change, where Blinken shares U.S. intel with Chinese President Xi Jinping in the hope that the despotic strongman would lobby his friend – Mr. Putin – to forego his (then) long-planned invasion of Ukraine and, in perhaps the most spectacularly naive move ever, requests that Putin act as a broker in the See TRUTH, Page 7

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National Day of Prayer is May 5 The National Day of Prayer Service for Cherryville will be held at First Presbyterian Church in Cherryville, on May 5, 2022, from 12 to 12:30 p.m. For more information, call (704) 435-9636. Host Steve Langley will soon bring his Soap Bubble Circus, a bubble-filled fun time, to Your Cherryville Branch Library!

City of Cherryville Events calendar MAY May 19 – Third Thursday, 5 to 8 p.m. (Downtown) May 24-30 – Memorial Day Flag video JUNE June 16 – Third Thursday, 5 to 8 p.m. (Downtown) June 18 – Juneteenth Celebration, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information on these and other events call (704) 435-3451, or visit the City’s web site at

And it’s the one, the only, and one of Ms. Traci’s favorite children’s musicians, the most awesome Roger Day! Coming soon to Your Cherryville Branch Library. (photos provided)

What’s coming up at your Cherryville Branch Library! Summer Reading Season coming soon! by TRACI POLLITT Cherryville Branch Library Manager

LEGO Club – Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m. Family Storytime – Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Teen Anime Club – Thursday, May 12 at 4:30 p.m. Hooks, Needles & Thread – Friday, May 13 at 11 a.m. CLOSED FOR MEMORIAL DAY – Monday, May 30 We’re less than one month away from the official Summer Reading season! We’re excited about having special guests back in the library and wanted to take this opportunity to give you a sneak peek. First up are two very special events for children. The first is Soap Bubble Circus, a bubble-filled fun time with Steve Langley as our host. He has traveled the world with his unique Bubble Entertainment and holds multiple Guinness World Records. He was also personally selected by Disney Inc. to perform as the opening act for the world premiere of “Finding Dory” at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. And yes, if this all sounds a bit familiar, he has been here in Gaston County before! We’re excited to have him back and hope our patrons are, too. His performance is followed a week later by the one, the only, one of Ms. Traci’s favorite children’s musicians, the most awesome Roger Day! The former camp counselor and college coffeehouse musician got into children’s music one Christmas when, as he puts it, “…cash was short and the family gift list was long.” His nieces and nephews loved the song and demanded more, and thus, Roger Day’s ca-

reer as a children’s musician began. He has devoted his life to making sure that future generations sing loud, jump high, and – most importantly – dream big. We are counting the days until his big show here at the Cherryville Branch Library! Both artists will be performing at all Gaston County Public Library locations during the weeks they are here, so if you miss the Cherryville show, you’ve got other opportunities. For our adults, we are very pleased to announce that our wonderful friends at Gaston Cooperative Extension Services will be here twice! In June we’ll be hosting their event, “Cooking Smart with Local Summer Fruits and Vegetables”, where participants will learn to make tasty, delicious, and easy meals using North Carolina produce. The session will include recipes, preparation, and storage tips for such foods as berries, corn, eggplant, okra, peaches, and summer squash. In July, Extension will be here with “Eat Smart & Start Simple with MyPlate”; MyPlate is the free website provided by the US Department of Agriculture. The class will be an overview of the platform’s resources and tools available to help participants eat smart, cook smart, and move more. Both events are free for our adult patrons; we’ll begin registration on Wednesday, June 1. For more information about Summer Reading, including complete schedules of events for children, teens, and adults, drop by the branch at 605 E. Main Street. You can also call us at (704) 4356767 with questions. Our public service hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday and Saturday. And, as always…we can’t wait to see you!

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Courageous faith in Christ should mark your life! H o w more value are you courageous than the birds? (v. 25) is your faith? And which of you by You might worrying can add one respond: cubit to his stature?” “Very couJesus had just rageous!” taught His disciples Really? the parable of the rich Do you fool. The rich fool, REV. DALE trust God like so many others, with everywas consumed with HENDRICKS Senior Pastor – Shady thing in your wealth. When a deGrove Baptist Church life? Think sire for more becomes Cherryville it through. your obsession, your Now anfocus shifts from God swer. to temporary distractions. Luke 12:23-25 reads, Did you know Jesus had “Life is more than food, and more to say about money than the body is more than cloth- any other topic? Nowhere ing. (v.24) Consider the ra- did Jesus condemn having vens, for they neither sow possessions or money, but He nor reap, which have neither challenged Christians to keep storehouse nor barn; and God money in check, so it does not feeds them. Of how much rule their lives. Courageous

faith in Jesus should mark your life instead of wealth in this world. Many seek wealth for security rather than seeking God, Who is their real Provider. Here is what Jesus taught: Look at the ravens of the fields. They neither sow nor reap and they sure don’t hoard supplies in a room or a barn, yet God makes sure they have their needs met. Seeking the treasures of this world can dominate one’s life. Jesus desired for believers to have courageous faith that the One Who saves them will provide for their every need. By trusting in Him they will have their needs met, not only in this life, but for eternity.

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First Church of the Nazarene 301 North Elm Street, Cherryville Anthony Grove Baptist Church 100 Anthony Grove Road Crouse, NC 704-435-6001 Bess Chapel United Methodist Church 6073 Flay Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-7969 Bethlehem United Methodist Church 6753 NC 182 Highway Cherryville, NC 704-435-1608 Blessed Hope Baptist Church 3357 Fallston-Waco Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-8530 Body of Christ Fellowship Center 405 S. Cherokee Street Cherryville, NC Calvary Way Holiness Church 1017 Second Street Cherryville, NC Pastor Clifton Morgan Cherryville Church of God 810 East Main Street Cherryville, NC 704-435-2275 Cherryville Missionary Methodist Church 318 W. Ballard Street Cherryville, NC 704-435-6934 Emmanuel Baptist Church 1155 Marys Grove Church Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-5764

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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Sixteen ways to show love on Mother’s Day by SANDY WALLACE (from Macaroni

Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May each year to honor the moms, stepmoms, grandmas, sisters, and other mom figures in our lives. Whether the mom in your life is called Mom, Mother, Mama, or some other name, there are as many ways to celebrate Mom as there are titles for her. The gift of your time is the most precious gift you can give on Mother’s Day. So free your calendar and show the love! 8 Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day with Your Mom Make the day all about Mom. Here are some ways to celebrate Mother's Day with the Mom in your life. 1. Have brunch or lunch at your Mom’s favorite restaurant. Grab the check before Mom has a chance to pay. If your Mom lives far away, consider a gift card from her favorite restaurant. 2. Host a Mother’s Day lunch or dinner at your house or a local park. Invite the extended family and ask everyone to bring something to share.

A variety of bright Mother’s Day gift bags, all ready to go for Mom’s special say! (photo by Sandy Wallace) 3. Celebrate together with Mom’s favorite activity. Attend a church service or visit a local winery, public garden, or walking trail. Give Mom tickets to a favorite venue if she lives far away. 4. Make a special card or buy one that says just what you want it to say. Whether you choose sentimental or funny, make the card suit your Mom. 5. Put together a photo album or scrapbook with favorite photos of Mom with her kids or grandkids. 6. Frame a favorite family photo for Mom to hang on the wall or display in her home. 7. Say it with flowers.

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Choose your Mom’s favorite flowers and plant a Mother’s Day garden or pick up a hanging planter and garden hook. 8. Check the Macaroni Kid calendar for local events to enjoy with Mom on Mother’s Day weekend. 8 Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day with Your Kids Here are some ways to celebrate Mother's Day with the kids in your life. 1. Have your significant other or a friend take the kids shopping or help them make a card. 2. Sleep in and let the kids surprise you with breakfast in bed. Whether

they serve cereal and toast or a 5-star meal, the memories will be special. 3. Enjoy a meal out at your favorite kid-friendly restaurant. Make reservations or plan for call ahead seating if available. 4. Pack a picnic lunch and head to your favorite park. Celebrate your inner child by playing with the kids on the playground after lunch. 5. Celebrate beauty together. Visit your favorite art gallery or public garden with the family. 6. Remember the day with family photos. Ask a friend to capture some candid shots or take some crazy selfies. 7. Spend the day outdoors at the nearest lake or river or your favorite hiking or biking trail. 8. Check the Macaroni Kid calendar for local events to enjoy with the kids on Mother's Day weekend. Moms are their children’s first teachers and biggest fans. However you spend the day, take the time to tell Mom how much she means to you. Show the love to the favorite moms in your life – and don’t forget your mom tribe! Happy Mother’s Day!

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Celebrating 100 years of Moms! by MELISSA HUCAL (from Macaroni

One hundred years ago, in the year 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a bill recognizing Mother's Day as a national holiday. In fact, over the past 100 years, Mother's Day has become the third most celebrated holiday, ranking behind only Christmas and Easter, and is celebrated in more than 50 countries. As moms, we’re in good company! There are an estimated 85.4 million moms in the United States. That means you’re not only one in a million, you’re one in 85 million! Any way you say it, “Mom” is “Mom!” In a majority of world languages, the word for “mother” begins with the letter “M” or a “ma,” “mo” or “me” sound. You’re never too old to be a mother! In 2003, a retired schoolteacher in India gave birth to her first child at the age of 65. Mother’s Day means a break from the kitchen! It’s the busiest day of the year for restaurants, with over 60 percent of families choosing to dine out and

give mom a day off from cooking. Moms invented alphabet blocks, diapers and folding cribs! It’s no secret that moms are the “mother of all inventors,” but would it surprise you to know that all these great tools that make it a bit easier to be a mom were invented in the late 1800’s? Even then, moms knew what they needed to get the job done! A mother’s influence is far reaching – even into your children’s adult lives! Bet you didn't know that Mr. Rogers wore sweaters knitted by his real-life mother on his popular television show, ‘Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood’. There are many ways to celebrate Mother’s Day! Whether you receive handmade cards and gifts, flowers or simply spend time with your family, Mother’s Day is celebrated with enthusiasm. In fact, in the former country of Yugoslavia, the kids play a key role! On Mother’s Day, the tradition is to tie up their mothers and only set them free when they reward their children with a small treat! Happy Mother’s Day!

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LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF GASTON NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 31st day of March, 2022 as Executrix of the Estate of MICKIE LEE FERGUSON, deceased, of Gaston County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Christina Elizabeth McDaniel, Executrix, on or before the 20th day of July, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 20th day of April, 2022. Christina Elizabeth McDaniel, Executrix Estate of: Mickie Lee Ferguson 307 Starview Lane Dallas, NC 28034

by DAVID BASS Carolina Journal A national anti-schoolchoice group gives North Carolina an “F” grade and ranked the state 46th out of 50 because of its expansive educational opportunity programs. The report, authored by the left-wing group Network for Public Education based out of New York City, penalized the Tar Heel State for its Opportunity Scholarship Program, expansive public charter school network, and being one of nine states with an Educational Savings Account program. “During the dark days of the COVID-19 epidemic, state legislatures bowed to the pressure of right-wing think tanks and foundations, pushing through charter expansion and voucher legislation with little opportunity for input,” the report says. “Couched in the language


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LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF GASTON IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK In the Matter of the Estate of: JUDY ANN JOYE, Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS and DEBTORS Having qualified on the 27th day of July, 2021 as Administrator of the Estate of JUDY ANN JOYE, deceased, late of Gaston County, North Carolina this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Administrator on or before the 28th day of July, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment. This the 27th day of April, 2022 Cynthia Baker Houston 328 Ridge Dr. Mt Holly, NC 28120

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 4th of April, 2022 as Executrix of the Estate of DAVID LAMAR MORTON, deceased, of Gaston County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned Peggy S. Morton, Executrix, on or before the 27th day of July, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

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campus. For them, Berkeley was the celebrated center point of the era’s various civil rights causes – but it now appears it represents the beginning of the end of a movement once all about unfettered speech. My strong suspicion is that real ’60s-era liberals are none too pleased with their successor generation’s illiberal constructs. Yet with precious few exceptions, these aging activists are strangely silent. Hopefully, they will remember (per the wisdom of the 17th century duke, La Rochefoucauld) that “… hypocrisy is the compliment that vice pays to virtue before it is too late.”

From Page 4 renegotiation of the terribly flawed Iran nuclear agreement with the terror-sponsoring mullahs in Tehran. Does the left deny objective truth? It is as if the flower power, anti-war generation of 1960s activists have all come back to lead the world and transform America. On second thought, this analogy will not suffice. Those ’60s refuseniks would never have countenanced speech codes or trigger warnings or anti-free speech safe zones. They practiced, indeed, celebrated speech and dissent, especially on

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In the Matter of the Estate of: SARAH ANN DUFF HINTON, Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS and DEBTORS Having qualified on the 14th day of April, 2022 as Administratrix of the Estate of SARAH ANN DUFF HINTON, deceased, late of Gaston County, North Carolina this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Executor on or before the 28th day of July, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment.

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Notice is hereby given that the Cherryville City Council will meet on Monday May 9, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. at the Cherryville Community Building at 106 S Jacob Street to hold a Public Hearing in consideration of a Zoning Map Amendment for Parcel 300506, further identified as 4233 Old Lincolnton Road, from its current zoning classification of General Manufacturing and Commercial (GMC) to Rural Residential-40 (R-40).

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of school choice, new voucher programs were crammed into budget bills or resurrected and passed even after initial defeat.” In contrast to North Carolina, the highest scoring states in the rankings were Nebraska, North Dakota, Vermont, Kentucky, and South Dakota. “I hope this report is a wake-up call to families in Nebraska and North Dakota, the two states that received top marks due to their lack of parental choice options,” said Dr. Terry Stoops, director of the Center for Effective Education at the John Locke Foundation. “North Carolina’s school choice community is here to help. I invite parent advocates and lawmakers from those school-choice deserts to learn how they can turn that scarlet ‘A’ grade into a solid ‘F.’ “I will not rest until Network for Public Education ranks North Carolina




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CHS baseball men end regular season with win over BCHS Ironmen currently 13-8 overall; 8-4 going into the playoffs by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

The CHS baseball Ironmen ended their regular season with an 11-1 win over the rival BCHS Yellow Jackets last Friday, April 29, at Fraley Field. That same week saw them defeat the visiting West Lincoln Rebels 9-3 in what was head coach Scott Heavner’s 300th career win. Against West Lincoln In this Wednesday, April 27 game, lead-off batter, junior Landon Hahn was 3-5, with a double and 2 RBIs; followed by Tobias Miller who was 3-4, and Collin Robinson, who was 2-5. Three batters, Will Heavner, Will Fowler, and Kanon Willis, were 2-4 at the plate. Heavner score on a wild pitch and had an RBI while Fowler had 2 RBIs and Willis had one RBI. Hitting 2 for 3 at-bats were Logan Hendricks and Collin Huss. Hendricks, one of

two seniors on the team, got a double and 2 RBIs. Starting pitcher Eli Newsome, who struck out three and walked one, was 1-1 and got walked. Hahn came in and struck out two Rebels batters, followed by Huss coming in and striking out three batters and walking one. The Ironmen got nine runs off of eight hits in this game to get the win. Against Bessemer City The Yellow Jackets and Ironmen faced each other on Tuesday, April 26; in an away game in which the BCHS squad got hammered 18-1 by the Ironmen, giving Coach Heavner his 301st win. The Jackets came from The Hive on Friday, April 29 to Fraley Field to try and get some sort of payback, but such was not to be as the Ironmen once again held the Jackets to just one run, defeating them to end the CHS men’s regular season at 13-8 overall; 8-4 going into the playoffs. Senior Trip Creason was the starting pitcher. He struck out 7 batters and walked only two. Kanon Willis came in and struck out two batters. For the Ironmen, it was

home run night as Will Heavner (3-4, an RBI, two walks) blasted one into the atmosphere, followed by Creason’s solo homer later on in the game. Creason was 2-3, with a walk on the night as well. Other hitters for the Ironmen in this matchup were Hahn (2-4); Robinson (3-4, 3 walks); Fowler (2-4, a double, put on base, and 3 RBIs); Willis (3-4, a walk, 2 doubles, scored on a wild pitch, and 2 RBIs); Chase Miller (1-4, a double, scored on a balk); and Huss (2-3, got on base on an error, and a walk). The Ironmen got their 11 runs off of 8 hits. According to CHS Athletic Director Scott Harrill the SPC 1A/2A Tournament playoffs were set to begin Tuesday, May 3 and continue on Wednesday, May 4, and Friday. May 6. Sixth seed BCHS will play third seed CHS; 7 seed Thomas Jefferson is scheduled to play 2 seed East Gaston, while 5 seed Highland Tech will face 4 seed Shelby. Number one seed Burns has a bye.

Ironman Will Fowler lets a ball go by in the Wednesday, April 27 game at Fraley Field. (photos by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

CHS catcher Will Fowler is behind the plate for the Ironmen at last week’s home game against the visiting West Lincoln Rebels.

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

Here comes the pitch as CHS batter Collin Robinson keeps his eye on the ball.

Ironman Tobias Miller comes home after being driven in by the hit by teammate Logan Hendrick in last week’s win over the West Lincoln Rebels.

CHS batter Will Heavner seconds after his home run blast in the game against the Yellow Jackets of BCHS.

NCHSAA, Board of Education agree to a Memorandum of Understanding Membership approves suspension of some Bylaws

Ironmen senior Trip Creason, who signed to play baseball for Ferrum College, readies to throw to the BCHS Yellow Jackets batter in last Friday’s home game at Fraley Field.

Ironman Will Heavner crosses home plate as his teammates file out to congratulate him on his home run blast.

On Monday, March 14, 2022 the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) and the North Carolina State Board of Education (SBOE) both approved and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) allowing the Association to continue to oversee the governance of high school athletics in the state for the next four years. The agreement comes after the passage of HB 91 by the NC General Assembly in November, which required the two parties to have a formalized relationship. Additionally, the member schools of the NCHSAA voted on and approved suspension of the Association’s Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws that are in conflict with the provisions of the Memorandum of Understanding. This vote was approved via electronic ballot and satisfied NCHSAA Bylaw VII which requires three-quarters affirmative votes of the total ballot distributed. “We are glad to be able to

continue to govern and lead in the area of education-based athletics for the member high schools of our state,” said

NCHSAA Commissioner Que Tucker. “Further, our Board of Directors See BOARD, Page 9






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The Tuesday, April 26 City Council Work Session held at the Cherryville Fire Department. (photos by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

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The 2022 CHS Lady Ironmen softball team gather around senior, pitcher Raegan Nowowiecki at last Friday’s Senior Night. Escorting Raegan onto the field were her mom and dad, Jennifer and Ricky Heavner, and sister, Savannah. See more photos on page 11 (photos by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

Lady Ironmen softball squad ends regular season with win over Lady Jackets CHS ladies currently 13-7 overall; 10-2 in SPC 1A/2A play by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

The CHS Lady Ironmen ended their regular season last Friday, April 29, with an impressive 11-0 home field win over the visiting Lady Yellow Jackets of Bessemer City. Head coach A.J. Henley said first baseman Riley Bryant was 3-3, and she also hit a double and a triple for the ladies in this one. Coach Henley noted Monica Moss went 1-1 as well. The winning pitcher was Laila Davis, he said. It was Senior Night also for the lone senior on

Councilwoman Jill Parker-Puett reading the City Clerk’s Week proclamation to Mrs. Paige H. Green.


City Manager Brian Dalton gestures as he makes a point during his discussion of the revised ordinance on the grant project ordinance for the ARPA 2021.

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Clerk’s Week (May 1-May 7, 2022). The proclamation was read to Mrs. Green by Councilwoman Jill Parker-Puett and noted the profession is a time-honored one and a “vital part of local government” existing throughout the world. It is one of the oldest offices among public servants, read Mrs. Parker-Puett. “The Office of the Professional Municipal

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Clerk provides the professional link between the citizens, the local governing bodies and agencies of government at other levels,” noted Puett, who continued that said clerks “…have pledged to be ever mindful of their neutrality and impartiality, rendering equal service to all.” Puett said professional municipal clerks serve as the information centers on functions of local government and community and “continually strive to improve the administration of

affairs” of their offices “…through participation and I firmly believe that the in education programs, NCHSAA is the best organization in our state for the seminars, workshops, governance and continued and the annual meetings of their state, provincial, vices they perform and county, and international their exemplary dedicaprofessional organiza- tion to the communities they represent.” tions.” The proclamation Puett said it is “most appropriate that we rec- was signed by Mayor ognize the accomplish- H.L. Beam, and dated ments” of Mrs. Green’s 26 April, 2022. It should be noted that by recognizing the week of May 1 through May Paige has served as City 7 as Professional Mu- Clerk for the City of Cherryville, since 2012 nicipal Clerks Week, and has been a member extending appreciation of IIMC since 2015, beto Mrs. Green and to all coming a Certified Mulike her for the “vital ser-


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the team – pitcher Raegan Nowowiecki (#17), who has signed to play for Guilford this fall. Raegan’s mom and dad, Jennifer and Ricky Heavner, and her sister, Savannah, escorted her onto to the field where her teammates gave her a basket of gifts and flowers. Coach Henley then invited the Lady Ironmen families and the visiting BCHS team and their coaches to get a colored balloon corresponding to whatever type of cancer their loved ones have battled and take part in the 9th Annual Cancer Night Walk. He and his daughter, Brooke, a former CHS Lady Ironmen player, led those who joined them in a walk down the first base line from home plate and around the bases to honor their loved

ones and caregivers who have faced, or are facing, or are battling cancer. or providing care for them. At the end of the walk, each individual released his or her balloon into the air and watched them rise up to heaven in a show of love, support and hope. CHS AD Scott Harrill later noted, via an email, that the start of SPC 1A/2A tournament playoffs was set to begin Tuesday, May 3, and continue Wednesday, May 4, and Friday, May 6. The Tuesday game times are as follows: Thomas Jefferson at Cherryville at 5 p.m.; and BCHS at East Gaston at 6 p.m.; with Shelby at Highland at 6 p.m. The Lady Bulldogs of Burns have a bye, he said.

flourishing of high school athletics here in North Carolina. We believe the history and track record of the Association demonstrates the NCHSAA has the best interest of its schools and students at heart, and it will always remain at the center

of what we do.” According to the law passed by the General Assembly in November, the NCHSAA and SBOE had until March 15, 2022, to sign the formal Memorandum of Understanding.

nicipal Clerk. Paige has been employed with the City of Cherryville for over 27 years has worked in many positions. She enjoys helping the citizens of Cherryville. Council also voted on and approved a revised ordinance regarding the grant project ordinance for the American Rescue Plan act of 2021 recovery funds. City Manager Brian Dalton spoke to Council members about this. Mr. Dalton also spoke to Council about insurance benefits for City retirees in which two plans were lined out for benefits being paid out. Council voted to approve and adopt both of the plans, with the exemptions Council discussed in the meeting. Council then heard from City Manager Dalton about the City’s Water and Sewer Funds and how a possible average bill increase (of $13; $6.50 for water; $6.50 for sewer) for inside the City and outside

the City water customers would increase the W/S Fund by $402,000. The W/S Fund is, according to Mr. Dalton, not one of the City’s strongest funds currently, a fact that needs to be addressed at some point, he noted. In other business, Councilman Freeman noted he has received calls and complaints from citizens asking why the Cherry Blossom Festival and The Farmer’s Market have both been cancelled. The main reason noted for the cancellations is due to the construction taking place on Main Street. City Manager Dalton said, “It was just not feasible (to have them) because of the work being completed,” and so far as the Farmer’s Market is concerned, it was noted in the meeting that in addition to the street work, there were other issues noted as causes for it not reopening until further notice.


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REFRIGERATORS, STOVES, WASHERS, DRYERS. Discount Prices. 1205 Earl Road, Shelby NC. (704) 487-4443 NASCAR HERO POST CARDS. In great condition, protected in notebooks. 1980s through 2000. Various drivers. 828-429-3842.

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FOR SALE TWO HISTORIC SCHWINN BIKES $100 EACH: Man’s World Sport 10 Speed and a Woman’s World Tourist 5 Speed!! Both in Excellent Condition! (828) 655-0269 “CHOICE VETERANS CIRCLE” In Gaston Memorial Park. Three Plots For Sale. $3500 each. Negotiable. Text or Call. (919) 272-5503 FOR SALE • PLASTIC BARRELS • Feed Barrels • Water Totes #1 & 2 • 15 Gallon Fuel Jugs • Burning Barrels • ‘89 Ford T-Bird “Fixer Upper” $750 • Huskey Mower 42” Cut $700. Call Jeff at 828-327-4782 (Hickory)

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GOATS AVAILABLE. Nannys start at $250 to $300. Billys start at $150 to $200. Call or text 828-429-6319.

WANT TO BUY CARS, TRUCKS. Trailers, Tractors, Farm Equipment. Must have ID and proof of ownership. Callahan’s Towing. (704) 692-1006

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BEAUTIFUL BOSTON TERRIER PUPPIES. I have 4 male CKC Boston Terrier puppies looking for loving homes. Parents on site. Will have 1st shots and dewormed. Vet health check. Taking deposits now $1000 (704) 616-6114 DENISEBROWN344@GMAIL.COM GERMAN POLICE AND LAB MIX, $300. Bird dog, $75; small Chihuahua and Feist mix, $75. All male. (704) 473-8300

GARDEN TILLING SERVICES AVAILABLE. Tractor with 6’ rototiller. Within 40 miles of Shelby. No job too big or small. (704) 692-4079

BOATS 1967, 16 FT. STARCRAFT BOAT with trolling motor and 1982 trailer, $1,000. Call 704473-0257

PETS & LIVESTOCK LION HEAD RABBITS FOR SALE. $40 each. Please text (704) 466-2656 YOUNG FAINTING BILLY GOATS. Asking $200.00 each. 828-248-8060.

POODLE PUPPIES BORN MARCH 6. Tails docked, declawed, owner responsible for shots. Ready April 21. Will be 15-18lbs. $900. 828-305-2181.


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LABRADOODLE BROWNIE Labradoodle, medium size. Up to date on shots, wormed and looking for a good home now. Parents tested and cleared. Born 2/25/22. $800 (252) 999-0720

SPRING SPECIAL! THREE BLACK & THREE CHOCOLATE Lab puppies. AKC Registered. Parents on site. Champion Bloodline. Excellent disposition. Vet checked and ready to go! $700. (704) 914-8241 AKC REGISTERED BOXER PUPPIES. Tails docked; dew claws removed; 1st shot; 3 rounds deworm; 7wks as of 4/26. $1000 & up. 5 males, 1 female. (704) 853-9300 AKC REG. GOLDEN RETREIVER PUPPIES. 9 wks old, shots UTD, $950. Male Pomchi puppy-$500. (704) 473-4559

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May 25, 2022 Lady Ironmen teammates Krista and Laila Davis as they walked during last Friday’s Cancer Walk Night at CHS Softball Field.

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The CHS Lady Ironmen pitcher Laila Davis, comes home at last Friday’s home game against the BCHS Lady Yellow Jackets.




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The Cherryville Eagle

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

LIVE Music at KM’s Patriots Park

Concert Series kicks off this weekend First Concert of the Year: Saturday, May 7 in Downtown Kings Mountain The City of Kings Mountain welcomes Who’s Bad, The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience LIVE at Patriots Park, Saturday, May 7, 2022. Covering the King of Pop’s catalog of hits, Who’s Bad, The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience’s stage show celebrates the life of one of the greatest entertainers in music history.

Lady Ironmen pitcher Laila Davis winds up and gets ready to send a pitch to the BCHS batter. WHO’S BAD? The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience Named #7 tribute band in the country, Who’s Bad is sure to be a show you will not forget. The Party Prophets with Gene Pharr and Cindy Floyd will open the show at 6:00 pm followed by Who’s Bad at 8:30 pm. Look for DJs Tony Cutlass, Eric Bowman, and Johnny B too.

Don’t forget our Cruise-In. It begins at 5:00 pm. All makes and models are welcome. Great food, inflatables for the kids and much more! Best of all, the concert and cruise-in are FREE. Patriots Park is located at 220 South Railroad Avenue, Kings Mountain.

For more information on the Concert Series or Cruise-In, contact the City of Kings Mountain’s Special Events Department at 704-730-2101, or visit their website at www.KingsMountainEvents.Com. You may also visit their Facebook page at @cityofkmspecialevents.

City of KM Special Events hosts Cruise-In Saturday Cruise-In coincides with Concert Series, set to kick off May 7 Get your motor running! Some very cool rides are heading to Downtown Kings Mountain as the City of Kings Mountain kicks off its annual Live at Patriots Park Cruise-In on Saturday, May 7. Local car enthusiasts will fill the streets in the

Downtown with their favorite street or stock cars, trucks, and motorcycles too. The Cruise-In, will coincide with the 2022 Live Music at Patriots Park Concert Series scheduled to

kick off the same day. Both the Cruise-In and Concert Series are scheduled to run monthly May-October. The dates of the events include May 7, June 4, July 16, September 10, and October 1. Roads impacted during the events will be Railroad Avenue, West Gold Street and a portion of West Mountain, and South Cansler Streets. The Cruise-In will start at 5:00pm each night of the Concert Series. With live music, cool rides, and great food, you

Left - It was a Lady 'Jackets bunt but CHS pitcher Laila Davis had it and tossed it to first baseman Riley Bryant for the out.

do not want to miss this series. Want to participate in the Cruise-In? All makes and model are welcome! No fee required. It’s FREE! For more information on the Cruise-In or Concert Series, contact the City of Kings Mountain’s Special Events Department at 704-730-2101, or visit their website at www. KingsMountainEvents. Com. You may also visit their Facebook page at @ cityofkmspecialevents.

Lady Ironmen head coach A.J. Henley and daughter, Brooke, walk during the 2022 Cancer Walk Night in memory of wife and mother, Teresa Henley, who lost her battle with cancer last year at the age of 58.

CHS’ Krista Davis almost makes it to first but the BCHS first baseman has the ball for the out.

Lady Ironman Emma Proctor at third, waiting her chance to score.