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CPD lays wreath on fallen Cherryville officer’s grave Chief Albert L. Painter’s end of watch came on Jan. 16, 1928 2022 CHS senior Jack Mulvey (center) poses with the members of the 2022 NCHSAA state champion 2022 4x400-meter relay team. Left to right are: Yandell Lazala; Citadel signee Mulvey; Mason Grindstaff; Cooper Sloan; and Jackson Owens. (photo by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

CHS’ Mulvey signs LOI to run track at The Citadel Mulvey says he is “… excited to play sports at the next level.” by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

Ironmen senior athlete Jack Mulvey recently signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) on Tuesday, May 24, to run track for The Citadel (The Military College of South Carolina). The Citadel, a Division I college, is located in

Charleston, S.C., and their mascot is the Bulldogs. Mulvey played basketball, ran track, and took part in Ironmen cross-country sports while at CHS. He is an Eagle Scout (2021), having been with Troop 323 in Cherryville for many years and is active in various clubs in high school. His parents are Mark and Stephanie Mulvey, and his sister is Kate, who is in the seventh grade at John Chavis Middle School. Jack continued, “It feels See MULVEY, Page 9

CHS students Mia Quintanilla and Aaron Williams covered the most yards for Coach Pruitt’s Health and PE classes in their recent “Yards for Yeardley” walk/run. Ms. Quintanilla covered 8,100 yards while Mr. Williams covered 9,100 yards. (photo provided)

Coach’s health; PE students put in many yards for a good cause “Yards for Yeardley” walk/run is an ongoing, important endeavor for Tim Pruitt’s classes by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

On Friday, May 6, CHS head football coach and phys-

ical education instructor Tim Pruitt’s Health and Physical Education classes at CHS put in more than a few yards for a good cause. That cause is one Pruitt and his students have, for a number of years now, participated in and it is known nationally as “Yards for Yeardley”, a program Coach Pruitt said “…provides awareness for dating violence and the importance of healthy relationships.” “Yards for Yeardley” is, as Pruitt noted recently by See CAUSE, Page 10


As part of National Law Enforcement Day, Cherryville Police Chief Cam Jenks and some of his officers remembered the City’s only fallen law enforcement officer, the late Police Chief Albert L. Painter, on Friday, May 20 by laying a wreath at his headstone, which is located in St. John’s Lutheran Church’s cemetery. A brief message was given and a prayer was offered by CPD Chaplain Will Upchurch, pastor of Long Creek Presbyterian Church. The wreath was laid by Chief Jenks’ 10-year-old son, Aiden. See CPD, Page 3

Cherryville Police Department Chaplain and Long Creek Presbyterian Church pastor Will Upchurch, and CPD officer Lt. Brandon Parker, Sgt. Wes Bennett, and Det. Lt. Mark Stout remembering the late Police Chief Albert L. Painter during National Police Week. (photo provided)

CHS Class of 1954 holds May 21 reunion The Cherryville High School Class of 1954 met at the Small Town Kitchen, on May 21, 2022 at 1 p.m., for a small reunion, according to class member, Mrs. Jerry Thornburg. Said Mrs. Thornburg, “A warm welcome was given by Ronald Whitaker to all present. The blessing was given by Jack Eaker before our lunch was served.” Mrs. Thornburg gave an update on their members who were unable to attend and their financial report. In loving memory of deceased class member a contribution was given to the Cherryville High School Educational Foundation (CHSEF) and a moment See CLASS, Page 6

CHS CLASS OF 1954 – Front row: Judy Ford Houser, Cherryville; Jack Carpenter, Raleigh, NC; Martha Jon Blackwelder Hix, Winston – Salem, NC; Donnie Warren Benfield, Gastonia; Jean Rufty Funderburk, Lake Wylie, SC; Nancy Harris Catena, Cherryville; and Jerry Spangler Thornburg, Cherryville. Second row: Jack Eaker, Cherryville; Dwight Sellers, Mebane, NC; Bob Turner, Glade Spring, VA; Ronald Whitaker, Cherryville; Walter Pharr, Glenn Alpine, NC; and Jim Eaker, Asheville, NC. (photo provided)

Gaston County Schools Administrative Appointments and transfers, 2022-2023 During the Gaston County Board of Education regular meeting on Monday, May 23, the following administrative appointments and transfers for the 2022-2023 academic year were announced. The appointments are effective July 1, 2022. Principal Appointments ▪ Bridgette Best was appointed to serve as principal of Pleasant Ridge Elementary See 2022-2023, Page 10



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Helen Dellinger CHERRYVILLE – Helen Carolyn Overcash Dellinger, 86, of Cherryville, passed away Thursday, May 26, 2022, at Peak Resources. Helen was born during the Great Depression to Mr. and Mrs. Clark Roland and Sadie Helms Overcash of Kannapolis, N.C. Her home church was Midway United Methodist Church. She excelled in school and won a scholarship to Pfeiffer College (now University) in Misenheimer, N.C., and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Christian Education. After graduation, Helen spent two years working in western Kentucky as home missionary for the Methodist Church. She then accepted a position as the first Director of Christian Education at First United Methodist Church in Cherryville where she met her future husband, Ben Robert Dellinger, and his two daughters, Benetta and Cynthia. She and Mr. Dellinger married in 1962 and moved to his home in the Houser’s Pines neighborhood of Cherryville where she lived until her death. After her marriage, Helen attended Lenoir-Rhyne College to complete the requirements for a teaching certificate and taught second grade at Tryon Elementary School in Gaston County for 20 years. After retiring from the public schools, Helen was an assistant teacher at the pre-school at First United Methodist Church in Cherryville where she also sang alto in the choir and played hand bells. She was a member of United Methodist for more than 40 years. “Miss Helen,” as her fans knew her, was an enthusiastic reader and knitter. Besides her daughters, Benetta Dunning of New York City, and Cynthia Swisher of Talking Rock, Georgia, Helen is survived by two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, as well as by her sister, Mrs. Mildred Davidson of Kannapolis, N.C. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ben Robert Dellinger; two brothers and one sister. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Zack Christy officiating. Burial followed at City Memorial Cemetery. The family received friends from 1 to 1:45 p.m., prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to First United Methodist Church Kingdom Kids Preschool at 601 N. Pink St., Cherryville, NC, 28021. Condolences may be made to Carpenter – Porter Funeral and Cremation Services served the family of Mrs. Dellinger.

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Allan Black CHERRYVILLE – Mr. Allan Milton Black, 74, passed away on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at Atrium Health – Cleveland. Allan was born on Oct. 17, 1947 in Gaston County, NC, a son of the late William Howard “Will” Black and Elena Belle Haynes Black. He was owner of F.A.C.T. Builders in Cherryville. Allan was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Cherryville and also attended the Outdoor Blessings Sunday school class at The Great Outdoors. He was also a member of Cherryville Masonic Lodge # 505 A.F. & A.M. Allan was a loving family man who enjoyed trout fishing, hunting, and was an avid Rook player. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Howard Black; two brothers-inlaw, Glenn Angel and Jack Scism. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Becky Beam Black of the home; a son, Jason Black (Julie); a daughter, Dana Sturgill (Allen); a brother, Doug Black (Rita) all of Cherryville; four sisters, Ann Pfeifer of Cherryville; Betty Sue Scism, and Margie Angel, both of Waco; and Debbie Rainwater (Doug) of Cherryville; a sister-in-law, Inez Black of Salisbury; seven grandchildren, Logan, Leah, Josie, Jeb, Luann, Lawson and Anita; and one great-granddaughter, Elena. Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation was from 12:30 to 2:45 p.m., on Saturday, May 28, 2022 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Cherryville and at other times the family will be at the home. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m., on Saturday, May 28, 2022 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with Pastor Keith Huss officiating. Burial followed at Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery with Masonic rites. Memorials may be made to Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 112 Mt. Zion Church Rd., Cherryville, NC, 28021. A guest register is available at Stamey – Cherryville Funeral Home & Cremation Service served the family of Mr. Black.

On May 26, 2022, a media release reported that on Friday, May 13, 2022, at approximately 10:30 p.m., officers of the Gaston County Police Department responded to 2532 Lincolnton Hwy., in Cherryville, about a reported shooting. Upon arrival, Community Policing Officers located a subject who had sustained a gunshot wound. A person of interest was also identified and interviewed. The subject who sustained the gunshot wound, whose

BRANNON KEITH SCRONCE name was not being released

at the time the media release was received, was transported to CaroMont Regional Medical Center because emergency surgery was required. The victim is currently recovering from his injuries. Gaston County Police reviewed this case with the Gaston County District Attorney’s Office and as a result, Brannon Keith Scronce, of 135 Old Well Ln., of Lincolnton, NC, has been charged and arrested for the shooting. He is currently in the Gaston County Jail

under a $100,000 secured bond. Mr. Scronce’s charges include assault with a dangerous weapon inflicting serious injury; and weapons possession. The investigation continues, and anyone with information is asked to contact Det. M. Rheinson at (704) 866-3320, or Crimestoppers at (704) 861-8000. There is no further information on this case available at this time as it is an ongoing investigation.

Gaston Co. Police charge man with dog fighting; animal cruelty On Thursday, April 28, 2022 around 9:00 am, Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement responded to 1911 Hemlock Ave., 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 one dog deceased in the back yard. They also found 29 other dogs caged in the back yard living in poor conditions. 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. Goats and rabbits were also located at the property. All of the animals were removed from the property and

examined by a veterinarian for evaluation and medical treatment. All of the animals were eventually transferred to undisclosed locations where they are being rehabilitated based on their medical needs. They are safe and being well cared for. The Gaston County Police conducted an investigation and presented the case to the See CHARGE, Page 6

■ POLICE ARRESTS 5-20: Chatnee Spring Carpenter, 40, 104 Boyd St., Cherryville; one count felony possession of methamphetamine. $5,000 secured bond. 5-23: Stacey Elizabeth Lingerfelt, 38, 143 Hallman St., Cherryville, was arrested at 1600 E Franklin Blvd., Gastonia, by Gastonia PD officers on two counts each of a warrant from another agency. 5-24: David Lapete Lynn, 20, 612 S. Mountain St., Gastonia; one count misdemeanor exposure (WSOJ/GCPD). $3,500 secured bond. 5-25: Donna Rae Dixon-Wood, 39, 3602 Bridle Path Dr., Vale; WSOJ; two WSOJ’s (Catawba and Lincoln Counties). $12,500 secured bond. 5-25: Bryan Ramon Torres, 22, 1284 Shelby Hwy., Cherryville; one count each felony possession of methamphetamine and heroin; and one count misdemeanor possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance. No bond. 5-25L Michael Alvin Punch, 38, 416 N. Pine St., Cherryville; one count felony possession of methamphetamine, and one count misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. No bond. INCIDENTS 5-17: Cherryville woman reports destruction/damage/ vandalism of property by unknown subject who deflated her vehicle’s tires. Two vehicles involved; a Kia Soul Plus and a Dodge Ram 1500. Case is active and under further investigation. 5-17: Cherryville man reports larceny of a moped ($800/Tao/T red & white moped) by unknown person who took the vehicle w/o the owner’s permission or consent. Case is active and under further investigation. 5-19: On April 11, 2022 a Cherryville sports store

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reported larceny by an unknown/unnamed White male who took listed items (flashlight; SOG knife; pliers; and Gamakatsu fishing hooks) w/o paying for them. Est. value of items: $94. Case is active and under further investigation. 5-20: GCPD officers report new investigation into larceny/other at 2552 Lincolnton Hwy., Cherryville. 5-20: CPD officer reports possession of methamphetamine by listed suspect who possessed illegal narcotic. Seized: 0.60 grams of methamphetamine). Closed/cleared by arrest. 5-24: CPD officer reports WSOJ on listed suspect who had an outstanding warrant. Closed/cleared by arrest. 5-25: CPD officer reports call for service about counterfeit currency ($100 bill). Case is active and under further investigation. 5-25: CPD officer reports WSOJ on unnamed suspect who was served w/outstanding warrants and arrested. Closed/ cleared by arrest. 5-25: CPD officer reports possession of methamphetamine; possession of heroin; and possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance by listed suspect who possessed listed narcotics. Seized: 0.50 grams of methamphetamine; 2.50 grams of heroin; and four (4) dosage units of other (unnamed) narcotics. Closed/ cleared by arrest. 5-25: CPD officer reports possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia by listed suspect who possessed listed items. Seized: 0.50 grams of methamphetamine and one glass pipe. Closed/cleared by arrest.

WRECKS 5-13: A vehicle driven by Shelby Gene Thorn, age redacted, 446 Blanchard Rd., Spartanburg, SC, and a vehicle driven by Samantha Nichol Bryson, age redacted, 329 Leman Gap Rd., Casar, collided at the intersection of Flint Hill Rd./Tot Dellinger Rd., and Cherryville Hwy. A witness told the responding officer that Ms. Thorn’s vehicle initially came to a stop at the stop sign but pulled out directly in front of the Bryson vehicle, leaving Ms. Bryson no time to miss the collision. The injured were treated at the scene by GEMS and transported to Atrium Health-Lincoln, in Lincolnton. Est. damages to the Thorn vehicle: $5,000; to the Bryson vehicle: $6,500. The Thorn vehicle was towed to McDaniel’s Towing by McDaniel’s Towing and the Bryson vehicle was towed to Sawyers by Sawyers. 5-16: A vehicle driven by Jeffrey Todd McSwain, 35, 605 S. 12th St., Bessemer City, was traveling north on S. Mulberry St., when it made contact with the back of a vehicle driven by Laquetia Roshonda Hollis, 207 S. Mulberry St., Cherryville, which was parked on the side of the road when the collision occurred. No injuries reported. Est. damage to the McSwain vehicle: $5,000; to the Hollis vehicle: $7,500. Both vehicles were taken to KT Towing by KT Towing. 5-19: Jason Wesley Ledford, 42, 2666 Leonhardt Rd., Cherryville, was involved in an accident in which he allegedly struck (rear-ended),


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The Cherryville ABC Board will hold its annual budget hearing on June 15, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at the Cherryville ABC store located at 112-A North Cherry Street, Cherryville NC 28021. The hearing is open to the public but the public will not be allowed to comment on the proposed budget. The budget being presented is for the 2022-2023 fiscal year beginning on July 1, 2022 and ending on June 30, 2023. This notice is being run in accordance to Chapter 18B of the General Statutes of North Carolina. The budget has been submitted to the board. A copy is available for inspection in the office of the General Manager and the public hearing will take place on the time and date above. The proposed budget at the time of printing has not been approved.

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according to a witness, an unknown or unidentified vehicle that was stopped at the intersection of Academy and Mountain Street. The witness stated the unidentified vehicle then left the scene of the accident. A passenger in the Ledford vehicle was treated at the scene by GEMs then taken to CaroMont Regional Medical Center, Gastonia. Est. damages to the Ledford vehicle: $500. 5-19: A vehicle driven by Jayden Claire Drewery, 23, 3817 Spike Ln., Vale, and a vehicle driven by Sara Renea Thompson, 27, 106 Doree Ln., Crouse, were involved in a collision at Bud Black Rd., Cherryville. No injuries reported. Minor damages to each vehicle were reported by the responding officer. 5-21: A vehicle driven by Mitchell Lee Francesco, 23, 713 Grandin Rd., Charlotte ran off the roadway to the right on Main St., and collided with a utility pole belonging to the City of Cherryville. Mr. Francesco left the scene of the wreck prior to the arrival of the responding officer. Est. damages to the Francesco vehicle: $3,000; to the City of Cherryville’s utility pole: $2,500. The Francesco vehicle was towed to Sawyer’ Towing by Sawyer’s Towing. 5-22: A vehicle driven by Dashauna Nicole Drake, 39, 315 S. Jacob St., Cherryville, struck a canine that was in the road at S. Jacob Street. Minor damage done to the Drake vehicle; no information on the condition of the canine, which reportedly belonged to a woman who also lived on S. Jacob Street. No injuries reported to Ms. Drake.

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Ted Budd wins NC’s US Senate GOP primary by DAVID LARSON Carolina Journal U.S. Rep. Ted Budd, who currently represents N.C.’s 13th Congressional District, has won the Republican primary for the state’s U.S. Senate race, according to the Associated Press, the New York Times, and CNN. Budd’s candidacy was given a major boost over key rivals after an endorsement by former President Donald Trump and big spending on his behalf by the Club for Growth PAC. The North Carolina Republican Party tweeted: “Congratulations to Ted Budd, winner of the U.S. Senate Republican Primary! NC is ground zero for defeating the radical Democrats, reclaiming the Senate majority. Ted Budd will lead the way in November, taking our Family First, conservative values to DC!” NC GOP Chair Michael Whatley added, “Congratulations to @TedBuddNC – a proven conservative who will be tough on China and Russia, protect our southern border and fight inflation and high gas prices.”

CPD From Page 1 Chief Jenks said the theme of this year’s was “Back The Badge NC” and their observance was just a small part of a state-wide memorial to those officers in the state who have been killed in the line of duty. “The memorial is a way for all of us to thank our law enforcement officers for protecting and serving our communities,” noted Chief Jenks. “And in the process, we at CPD want to also thank all those who brought us food, desserts, and small goody bags.” He noted how a group started an “Adopt-A-Cop” program in Mount Holly

Former President Donald Trump with Ted Budd at a March 2022 rally on Budd’s behalf. (photo provided) U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis, who will become the “senior senator from North Carolina,” congratulated Budd, saying, “Congratulations to my friend @TedBuddNC on winning the GOP nomination. Ted is a proven conservative problem solver, and I will be doing everything I can between now and November to help make sure he is elected NC’s next U.S. Senator.” In the early days of the race, former Republican governor of North Carolina Pat McCrory held a significant lead, but Budd consistently whittled away at this advan-

tage. In January of this year, a Civitas poll found McCrory still on top, with 24 percent of the vote to Budd’s 19 percent. But in late polling it became clear Budd’s momentum had carried him far ahead of his rivals. A May poll from the Hill had Budd at 43 percent and McCrory 27 points behind with 16 percent. Now Budd will look ahead to the November general election where he will face former N.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley, who is the presumptive winner of the Democratic nomination.

when Officer Tyler Herndon was killed, adding that CPD is part of that program. He said the person who started and organized the Back The Badge NC program lives in the Winston-Salem area and is the wife of a law enforcement officer. The headstone of Cherryville’s only fallen “We also law enforcement officer, Police Chief Alwant to thank bert L. Painter, who was 57 when he was the churches killed in the line of duty. and others of said. our commuChief Jenks noted other nity who reached out to us and provided meals,” he fallen officers were honored

Aiden Jenks, 10, has just placed a wreath at the headstone of the late Chief Albert L. Painter, whose watch ended Jan. 16, 1928. (photos provided)

CPD’s newest officer, “Ayko”, the K-9 officer, who is handled by Sgt. Josh Colvard, is pretty excited about his goody bag treat. at Gaston County’s ceremony earlier that week. Said Chief Jenks, “We, the men and women of the Cherryville Police Department, are all very appreciative of the gifts and well-wishes we received from the public. It is very important we never forget these fallen heroes that sac-

rificed it all for our safety and freedom. Jenks thanked his officers who were able to be at the ceremony as well as Chaplain Upchurch and St. John’s pastor, the Rev. G. Scott Homesley. Officers present or involved in the ceremony that day were (in addition to Chief Jenks):

Det. Lt. Mark Stout; Lt. Brandon Parker; Sgt. Wes Bennett; and patrol officers Jessica Richardson and Grayson Stout. Chief Jenks said all of his officers and staff received a goody bag, including their newest officer, Ayko, the K-9 officer, who is handled by Sgt. Josh Colvard.

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My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. – John F. Kenendy

There are no words left that can make things all right Well. Here school we are again. chilAnother horror dren; story happening at least in real time, that’s reported live on how I television news see (and in the form of yet hear) it. more murdered Shame people; this on time elementary them; school kids. shame Once again, on them we are stricken all! By Michael Powell with abject reOnce vulsion to think again, that we humans are still the spectre of undiagbasically murder manosed and untreated chines with little to no mental illness rears its conscience or compashaze-shrouded head sion, so much so that we and gets trotted out as can’t seem to move bethe reason for all things yond basically destroying regarding the evil that our very future, i.e., our men do as if that by notprecious children. ing its existence that will Once again, politipoint us all in the right cians point their fingers at direction so far as dealing the ever present “boogey with, well, with rampant man”, a.k.a. the “gun and unchecked (and very lobby”, crying out with REAL) evil. ultimate made-for-TVTo repeat what one news irony that those tear-streaked parent said child-killing enablers to the reporters on the must be stopped! “Ponews last night (Tuesday, liticizing” and grandMay 24), “There are no standing at the expense words… there just are no of those poor murdered words left!”

She is right. Absolutely right! There are NO words left to describe what we have become. One can only fear and wonder where we go from here. Just when you didn’t think life could get any worse; any crazier, it does. And I don’t think we can blame it all on the pandemic and its after effects on our society as a whole. No, I fear it is something much deeper than any pandemic’s havoc on our economy and lifestyles. This seems to be an animosity; an evil that is worse than “bone deep”. This is what I would call “heart deep”; that is to say, a disease that appears to have taken up residence within the very heart of mankind; of humanity; and blackened, or darkened, it to the point there is no more compassion or caring; no more pity; no more…love for our fellow man to be found anywhere. We must get a grip on things now while there is still time for us to do

so, or else we will all be eaten up from within by this heinous cancer of hatred and despair. And, for God’s sake! Let’s stop politicizing and pontificating on every aspect of trying to deal with the nature of evil in the world. Let us face it head-on and call it what it is – EVIL, plain and simple. No amount of psychoanalyzing the actions like those of this poor demented fool’s is going to lessen or change it per se, or make it feel

any better or less hurtful for those who have suffered, and continue to suffer, loss, but perhaps a concerted effort at a more grass-roots, down-to-a-family-level attempt might be the key to healing steps starting off in the right direction. I don’t know. All I know is, as the old saying goes, “When all is said and done; there is usually a lot more said than is ever done!” Truer words were never spoken (or written)! We simply must get a

grip on our societal sanity as we are running out of words to describe what we are becoming. My prayers are for those poor families in Texas and in New York and elsewhere who have been impacted by the deaths of their precious loved ones, now and in the past. May God heal you and protect you and keep you. May He make His face to shine upon you now and in your hour of greatest need always.

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Back to Elizabeth… for sure! Anyone who And of knows me well course, our is aware that I Principal, am a teacher. Mr. LovinI have written good and his here before that beautiful wife I wanted to be made Tryon a teacher when a great place I was at Tryon to learn and School, in my grow. second-grade My colBy Anne S. Haynes class, with lege dreams Mrs. LulaBelle Robincame true actually with son of Cherryville as my the help of my English teacher. teacher, Mrs. Kidd, Actually, I was in who informed me of a her first-grade class as scholarship loan I could well, and she was given qualify for and apply for a combination class the from Appalachian State next year which included University. The name of me and some of my close the school had just been friends. I dearly loved this changed from Appalalady and wanted to be chian State Teacher’s like her. College the summer beAs I progressed fore I enrolled. through Tryon I had more Amazing things congreat teachers who made tinued to happen with my a wonderful impression career choice. Another on me. Some of them one was the fact that ASU were Mrs. Rhyne, Mrs. changed the necessary Best, Miss Huss, Mr. hours for graduation Wesson, and Moraine. while I was there result-

ing in my graduating one quarter early. This in turn led me to my first teaching position at Elizabeth Elementary School to complete a year for another teacher. And that brings me up to now... For the past two years I have been blessed to work as a tutor at Shelby Intermediate School (a.k.a. Elizabeth from the past). I have been blessed to work with my nephew, Chris, in my original fourth-grade room surrounded by a multitude of memories. But this school is closing this year and reverting to an elementary school. Can you guess the name of it? Of course, it is going back to Elizabeth. There’s an old saying about “the more things change the more they stay the same.” This is true of Elizabeth, for sure!

To stupidity and beyond! by DR. RICHARD D. KOCUR “To infinity and beyond!” In November of 1995, the first of four blockbuster animated films in the Toy Story franchise was released by Walt Disney Pictures to both audience and critical acclaim. With Toy Story, astute businesspeople at the Walt Disney Company created a cash-cow franchise capable of producing revenue for years to come by creating and delivering a product that appealed to their target audience of parents and children. Unfortunately, the Walt Disney Company’s leap from a

business focused on producing broadly appealing content to a business exemplifying the latest version of woke corporate activism, redefining the nature and use of a company’s products, has taken the company to the height of stupidity and beyond. Disney is a long-time part of the landscape, literally and figuratively, in the state of Florida. The company’s 2020 annual report indicates that of Disney’s 203,000 global employees, nearly 40 percent are in the state of Florida; and a small but vocal minority of those Flor-

ida cast-members are not happy. On March 28, 2022, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed House Bill (HB) 1557, Parental Rights in Education. According to the governor’s website, the bill, “re-enforces parents’ fundamental rights to make decisions regarding the upbringing of their children.” The bill also, “prohibits classroom instruction on sexual orientation or gender identity in kindergarten through 3rd grade and prohibits instruction that is not age-appropriate for students.” The Walt Disney See STUPIDITY, Page 6

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More mass killings, what is the answer? Do parents in America want to spend every school day hoping and Glenn Mollette praying Guest Editorial their children will not be heinously murdered? Do children want to spend their days constantly looking up to see who might be entering their room with an assault weapon? Do you want to walk the grocery store aisles wondering if someone has picked your store and this day to shoot at you? Do you enjoy sitting in a house of worship knowing that if a crazed gunman enters your location the exit doors are very few. Movie theatres are anticipating a major boost in attendance this summer. Can you go in peace knowing that your life could be in danger if someone enters with a semi-automatic weapon or an AR-15? The list of possibilities is almost endless as restaurants, sporting events, concerts, shopping malls and more are targets of those who plot evil rampages against innocent people. Uvalde, Texas and Buffalo, New York are the recent locations of horrific killings of the very young and elderly American people doing everyday life – going to school and buying

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groceries. When will this happen at your school, grocery store, house of worship or any place else? At one time, Americans never imagined such horrors as many of us have lived to see. One mass shooting has led to another and another. Your school or church or whatever the event is must plan for an attack every time you gather. If we do not try to protect the people at such events and gatherings, then we are throwing caution to the wind and subjecting people we love to the possibilities of being killed. What is the answer? The Buffalo grocery had an armed guard. This was not enough for a gunman who had strategized and outgunned the security guard who gave his life trying to save others. One major problem is such an evil person has the element of surprise. They have surveyed the location. Innocent people are caught off guard. People may even be carrying weapons but might not even have the time to draw their weapon because the rapid fire of the attacker’s weapon takes that person’s life before he or she can reach for their weapon. What is the answer? Do we equip every teacher in America with a semi-automatic weapon? Should teachers and grocery store shoppers and ministers carry assault weapons at all times?

Do you want to put on your Sunday dress and then strap on your assault rifle so you might have a chance of defending yourself? State and federal lawmakers continue to wrestle with what to do. One suggestion is to take away all the guns. This might be okay until Russia or China invades us and we all have to fight. The local villain may find a way to order all the parts he needs online to assemble an assault weapon and you have no way to defend yourself. This possibility must be made illegal. Evil finds a way to release hate and fulfill deranged fantasies. This does not mean we give up. Limiting assault weapons to people 25 and older, strict background checks, waiting periods and licenses is possibilities. Limiting all gun purchases to people over 21 is another possibility. Eighteen-year-olds use guns in the military but are trained and strictly supervised. Do Americans really need assault type weapons? Would we be willing to ban them if it would save an elementary school of children from a murderous rampage? It’s all too late for Uvalde, Texas families and so many more. State and federal government must make some real decisions. In the meantime, we have to protect ourselves.

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UNITY (4th and Final Part of “the Power of Praying in Agreement” series) In this month’s series, “The Power of Praying in Agreement” I presented how important it is to not only personally pray, but to pray with others. I shared that effective prayers should be in alignment with God’s word and that praying with others can add a layer DANYALE PATTERSON of strength in combating demonic forces in spiritual warfare. Today, I will teach the #1 key to praying in agreement. Praying in agreement is not only a biblical principle, according to Mathew 18:19, (ESV) “Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven.” but an effective spiritual weapon. The bible says in 2 Corinthians 10:4, (GNT) “The weapons we use in our fight are not the world’s weapons but God’s powerful weapons, which we use to destroy strongholds…” An Important Key Through the years, I have been a part of many prayer groups and have prayed with hundreds of people. I have seen many answered prayers and some prayers that didn’t get answered. I began to analyze the differences between prayers that were answered and those that weren’t. I noticed that sometimes the people I prayed with didn’t have the faith for what I was believing. They either prayed the opposite of what I asked, or prayed prayers full of doubt, fear and unbelief. It’s like going to a judge in court and having a witness who is supposed to support your cause, say something contrary to what you have said; they will hurt the effectiveness of your defense. The bible says in James 1:7 (NLT) “... Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind. Such people should not expect to receive anything from the Lord.“ An important key to praying in agreement is to make sure that when you pray with someone, you both are on the same page or in unity of what you are asking God to do. By having prayer partners that truly agree in faith with me, I have seen many prayers for healing, restoration, provision, salvation, protection etc. answered quickly. I believe you will too. PRAY THIS PRAYER: “Father, thank you for all the prayers you have answered over the years. I know that you are a good God and I know that you love me. Help me to pray bold prayers that are full of faith. Drive doubt, fear, and unbelief from my heart. Lead me to others who will pray powerful prayers. Also, empower the body of Christ to pray effectively like never before, so we can push back the darkness. I love you and I am humbled that I can come to you, the Creator of the Universe, to ask for help and to fellowship with you. 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.

have not been called to a normal life. Praise God that we have been called to more than simply twiddling our thumbs. We have been called by the grace of God to present a picture of His kingdom here and now. Thank goodness that Peter’s stint as a fisherman didn’t last long. After encountering the risen Christ on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, he heads back to Jerusalem. It is in that upper room in Jerusalem that the disciples are filled with the Holy Spirit, Peter gives the first sermon of the church, and the church officially begins. What I love about the verse that I selected for this month’s reflection is once again the disciples find themselves at a “now what” moment. The Holy Spirit has flooded them, Peter has given that first sermon, and yet they aren’t really sure

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praying about them, we miss out on where God is calling us. If we are not constantly praying, we are missing out on the greatest source of communication we have with God. By that same token though if prayer is separated from our actions, and we do not live like we pray, we are not showing God to the world. I think in this season between Easter and Pentecost the challenge for the church and the challenge for us as individuals is to become those who pray and show the goodness of God to all who we come into contact with. I think we would do well to take a page from these disciples, trusting that the “now what” question will be answered by God in due time.

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how to proceed. They went from being a community of roughly 82 people to a community of 3,082 people overnight. It is hard to know what to do with a change that large. So, the disciples do something countercultural; something I think we as 21st century Christians could really take a lesson from; they devote themselves to prayer and showing God’s goodness. It seems so simple, devote yourself to prayer and show God’s goodness to the community and to the world. However, in the church as we are currently constructed today, we are good at one of those two things, but not both, and certainly not together. The more I read Scripture, the more I have become convinced that prayer and action are inseparable. If we do things without first

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Revival Tabernacle 1104 Delview Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-4073 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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A c t s we go from here?” 2:47 “(The For the disciDisciples) ples the answer to praise God this question was and demonnot readily apparstrated ent, in fact all of the G o d ’ s gospels, except for goodness Mark, record some to everystory of the disciples one. The going back to their Lord added REV. ZACK CHRISTY normal lives after the daily to the Pastor – First United Meth- resurrection. Peter, community odist Church, Cherryville James, and John all those who go back to being fishwere being saved.” ermen, Matthew probably In light of the resur- went back to be a tax colrection and in the glow of lector, and the rest just went Jesus’ world conquering to wander around. We can act of breaking through the understand this; after three grave, the disciples were years of following Jesus left with a simple question, around, seeing Him give “Now what?” I believe it is sight to the blind, cast out a question we find ourselves demons, feed five thousand asking anytime we experi- with five loaves of bread ence a spiritual high, or we and two fish, and rise from as the church do something the dead, I could understand amazing, we find ourselves wanting some normalcy in asking, “Now what? What your life. is our next move? Where do Luckily, we as disciples

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LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF GASTON NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 25th of April, 2022 as Administrator of the Estate of JUSTIN MICHAEL MISLIVECEK, 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 Gregory S. McIntyre, Administrator, on or before the 18th day of August, 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 18th day of May, 2022. Gregory S. McIntyre, Administrator 112 S. Tryon Street Suite 760 Charlotte, NC 28284

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Walter Pharr, Glenn Alpine, NC; and Jim Eaker, Asheville, NC. Mrs. Thornburg said they had a total of 66 members in their class in 1954, 46 of whom have passed, leaving only 20 to try meet up and remember fondly those who are no longer with them. There were 13 present at the recent reunion/meeting on that past Saturday. only runs counter to what should be the goal of any publicly traded business – i.e., to create value for its shareholders – but crosses a line into territory that runs counter to rational business thought. Organizations like Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, Meta, and Major League Baseball have all taken public stances on social issues. These stances have alienated wide segments of their customers based solely on differences in political viewpoint. Through it all, the products or services of these companies remained neutral. The ingredients of Coca-Cola were not altered in an effort to promote the company’s social agenda. In Disney’s case, however, its stance on the Florida bill has the potential to alienate many of the organization’s core customers (parents) precisely because the product will no longer

STUPIDITY From Page 4 Company disagrees. Let that sink in. Disney, a company whose legacy was built on producing entertainment for parents and their children, disagrees. After a small group of employees threw a tantrum normally akin to an exhausted six-year-old waiting in line for a turn to ride Dumbo the Flying Elephant, Disney’s CEO Bob Chapek surrendered. The company issued a statement on Twitter stating, “Our goal as a company is for this law to be repealed by the legislature or struck down in the courts.” While the drift of companies towards activism in social causes is not new, Disney’s stated goal for this piece of legislation not

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From Page 1 Gaston County District Attorney’s Office. On Thursday, May 26, 2022, Gaston County Police charged Terrance Marvin Cooper, 39, of 1911 Hemlock Ave., Gastonia, with 30 counts of animal cruelty and 30 counts of dog fighting. All offenses charged in this case are felonies. Cooper is being held at the Gaston County Jail on a $325,000 secured bond. Gaston County Animal Care and Enforcement would like to thank our community partners for their assistance and support. Partnering with our

community is essential to ensure that our animals achieve the best possible outcomes. Owning, possessing, or training dogs to be used in dog fighting activity is a felony criminal offense. Causing or permitting animals to fight resulting in unjustifiable pain, suffering or death is animal cruelty. Anyone with information regarding this investigation, or other dog fighting activity in Gaston County, is asked to contact Det. J. Brienza at (704) 866-3320, Gaston County Animal Care and Enforcement at (704) 8663300, or CrimeStoppers at (704) 861-8000. No further information to be released at this time.


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CHS Ironmen are 2022 West 1A Regional champs Team’s wins best 2 of 3 games; ends Union Academy Cardinals run by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

The 2022 iteration of Coach Scott Heavner’s CHS Ironmen diamond kings are the NCSHAA West 1A Regional champs, defeating the Cardinals of Union Academy in the best 2 of 3 matchups last week. The Ironmen eked out a 6-5 win on Saturday, May 28 at Fraley Field as they came home for a final Game Three matchup against the Cardinals, who won their May 26 game at the Cardinal’s home field, causing the third game to be played as the series was tied 1-1. The Cardinals had the lead 5-3 going into the sixth inning but the Ironmen scored three runs in that inning on a hit by lefty hitter Colin Huss. Coach Heavner used four pitchers in this battle, starting with Kanon Willis, who went one and a third innings before being relieved by Brayden Reynolds. Reynolds had a tough time and Heavner sent in Chase Miller, who finished that inning. Junior righthander Landon Hahn came in and pitched, coming back also in the seventh inning and wrapping things up for the Ironmen. Hahn got the win. Hitters for the Ironmen were Collin Robinson (1-3, an RBI); Will Fowler (1-3); Willis (1-2, an RBI); Tobias Miller (1-3); Trip Creason (1-2, and RBI); and Huss

(1-1, 3 runs driven in). With this win, the CHS Ironmen are the NCHSAA 2022 West 1A Regional champs! They move on to play the Perquimans Pirates at the 2022 Baseball State Championship series starting Friday, June 3, at 8 p.m., at Ting Stadium in Holly Springs, NC. This 1A Championship pits #1 Perquimans against #3 CHS with Game 1 (as announced) starting June 3, at 8 p.m., with Perquimans as the home team. Game 2 will be June 4, at 2 p.m., with CHS as the home team. Game 3, should one be needed, will be also on June 4, at 8 p.m., with Perquimans again as the home team. Please note, according to the NSHAA, Game 3 could and will be moved to 5 p.m., if the other series at the site does not reach Game 3. In this series: Game One (May 24) The Ironmen won this one by a score of 9-1, with the winning pitcher being Brayden Reynolds. Reynolds struck out 3 and walked 2. Chase Miller followed young Reynolds in this one. The Ironmen got their nine runs off of 10 hits. The game was played at Fraley Field. Hitters were: Hahn (a base hit and a walk); Robinson (two base hits and a fielder’s choice); Heavner (2-4, an RBI); Fowler (on base/fielder’s choice); Willis (2 hits, one a home run; a walk; and a fielder’s choice; an RBI);Chase Miller (3 hits; a home run; hit by a pitch; 4 RBIs); Tobias Miller (a walk); Trip Creason (a walk); and Huss

The 2022 Ironmen boys baseball team are the West 1A Regional champions. They won against Union Academy Cardinals on Saturday, May 28 at Cherryville’s Fraley Field. Photo provided (2-3). Series Game Two (5-26-22) The final score of this Ironmen away game loss was 5-10 in favor of the Cardinals. The losing pitcher was Eli Newsome who had 4 strikeouts and 2 walks. Trip Creason came in and finished the game for the Ironmen. He had 3 strikeouts and one walk. Hitters for the CHS men were Hahn (hit by a pitch and an error); Robinson (2-4, an RBI); Heavner (2-3, 2 home runs and 3 RBIs); Fowler (got on due to an error); T. Miller (2-3, and scored a run); Creason (hit by a pitch, on base); and Huss (on by a walk). The Ironmen are currently 21-10 overall, 8-4 in SPC 1A play as they head into the state championships. (Additional information by Susan L. Powell and Danny Eaker).

Chase Miller (#8) crosses home plate to the cheers of his fellow Ironmen in Game One of the 1A Western Regionals, which started at Fraley Field last week.(photos by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

CHS batter Will Fowler takes a strike call at Game One of the best of three series in the 1A West Regionals last week at Fraley Field.

It’s a race back to the bag for the Cardinals base runner as pitcher Brayden Reynolds throws to first baseman Tobias Miller to get the Cardinal player out. CHS pitcher Brayden Reynolds in action on the mound last week against the Union Academy Cardinals.






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Ironmen men’s track crew are 4x400-meter regional champs At the recent NCHSAA regional track meet CHS sent eight (8) athletes to states and their boys 4x400-meter relay team were regional champs and are currently ranked Number 1 in the state as they headed into the state meet this past weekend, noted head track coach Justin Willyoung. Willyoung said the State Qualifiers were as follows: Rylee-Grace Burgis (High Jump); Khya Brooks (High Jump); Jack Mulvey (High Jump and 4x400-meter relay); Jackson Owens (400-meter dash and 4x400-meter relay); Cooper Sloan (4x400-meter relay); Mason Grindstaff (4x400-meter relay); Yandel Lazala (4x400-meter relay); and Taishan Bell (alternate 4x400-meter relay). Willyoung was excited

Ironmen regional champs in the 4x400 relay: Mason Grindstaff, Cooper Sloan, Jack Mulvey, and Jackson Owens. (Not pictured: alternates – Yandel Lazala and Taishan Bell). Photo provided

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MT. PLEASANT BAPTIST CHURCH. Located in Mooresboro, NC is seeking to hire a church pianist/keyboardist who can skillfully preform a variety of music styles. Applicant must be capable of accompanying a four part choral rehearsal. If interested, please call or text for more info. 828-289-9322 COATS PERFORMANCE YARNS (CLEVEMONT). Coats Performance Yarns (Clevemont) 501 York Road, Kings Mountain. Apply Within. 8 hour shifts. For more information, email Kimberly. or call 704-739-4119. ALIVE APPAREL SCREEN PRINTING. Hiring for Screen Department, Loader. Apply in person M-F 8am-3pm. 331 Jim Cline Road, Fallston, NC. 28042


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 WANTED: MASONS IN TRAINING for large construction project. Please call 352-807-1048.

REED’S LAWN SERVICES Mowing, trimming, edging, bush trimming and more. Free Estimates. Yards starting at $40. (704) 772-5654 CLEVELAND COUNTY GARAGE DOORS. Summer 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. NEW RESIDENTIAL PLUMBING SERVICES are now available. Badger Plumbing is now open to service you at reasonable rates. Call 704-524-3387.

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

REUNIONS 1980 SHELBY HIGH CLASS REUNION. The SHS Class of 1980 is having its 42nd class reunion. October 1, 2022. For more information please contact: Pam Blanton Williams at 704-692-2472 or email: or Lynn McCarver Hicks 704284-3303

BUSINESS SERVICES 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 SHIPMAN’S MASONRY- 48 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Brick, Block & Stone, Outside Fireplaces, Foundations, Underpinnings. “Free Estimates”. 1st Quality Work! (863) 5321587 BLANTON’S TREE SERVICE LLC. Tree Trimming and removal services fully insured. Call for your free estimate 704-692-4203 Kaleb (704) 692-4203 RETIRED GENERAL CONTRACTOR AVAILABLE. “SPECIALIZING IN DECKS” Repairs and New Construction. Rutherford/Cleveland County areas. Contact Bob at (828) 476-6058 JIM’S PAINTING SERVICES. Exterior painting only. Free estimates. You will be pleased with our work. We have references. 828-287-9272, (828) 429-7511 REASONABLE RATES LAWNCARE. Mow, Trim and Edge, Mulch. 704-472-4737. EB MOBILE MECHANIC. I will come to you to repair any car, lawnmower or tractor. Honest & reliable. (704) 3002332

YARD SALES CLEVELAND COUNTY 2 FAMILY YARD SALE. Sat Jun 4th, 2022 from 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Two family yard sale. Storage clean out. Children toys and clothes small household items and some vintage items, too many items to list. 134 Crystal Brook Drive Kings Mountain, NC 28086 INDOOR LIVING ESTATE SALE. Sat Jun 4th, 7AM. Furniture, tools, household, women clothes, shoes, seasonal decor, sewing items, old quilt frames, bee supplies, hives, old garden tillers, old Snapper riding mower, old chain saws, old Huskee riding mower. Flea Market vendors welcome. Rain or shine. Cash only. Everything must go. 651 Ware Road (near Cleveland Mall), Shelby, NC 28152 HUGE MULTI FAMILY YARD SALE. Sat Jun 4th, 7am until. You don’t want to miss this! 714 W. Graham St, Shelby, NC 28150 TOWNWIDE YARD SALE, MOORESBORO, Saturday, June 11, 2022 from 6:00AM until. Mooresboro, NC 28114 RUTHERFORD COUNTY

I HAVE 14 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Taking care of the elderly and light housework. (828) 442-8785 JM YARD WORK. Mowing, Trimming & Blowing. Shelby, NC area. John Hubbard. (704) 974-9981 MALE CNA WILL SIT WITH family member on weekends. 704-584-8543. No calls after 6 pm, please. PAINTING SERVICES. Over 25 years experience, affordable prices. Professional results. References available. Free estimates. Charles, or leave message. (704) 4358062. YARD BUDDY. Outdoor work such as trimming bushes, small trees, spraying weeds, gutter cleaning. General property clean-up. No grass cutting or leaves. Serving Shelby & Cleveland County. (980) 295-0750




4’X5’ ROLLS HORSE QUALITY FESCUE hay. $70 per roll. (980) 295-8808

DINNING ROOM SET $600.00. Cherry dinning room suit, (made by Crescent Furniture Co) China cabinet, dinning room table with 2 extra leaves, 6 chairs (2 are captain chairs, and felt cover pads!

WANT TO BUY CARS, TRUCKS. Trailers, Tractors, Farm Equipment. Must have ID and proof of ownership. Callahan’s Towing. (704) 6921006

STOVE AND REFRIGERATOR. White Frigidaire Stove, smooth top, electric-. Also, White Frigidaire Refrigerator, side by side with ice and water in door - $175ea. Call: 980329-2648, 704-435-8382 WEBBER SUMMIT GRILL. 4-burner, with side burner, in great condition, has Rotisserie. Call 704-472-2248. $500 or best offer.

NAME BRAND LIQUIDATION SALE. TOOL, Fishing & Hunting name Brand LIQUIDATION SALE. Huge savings up to 90% off original retail. ALL SHOWN ONLY $1.99 Plus Father’s Day GIFTS!. Saturday JUNE 4th SIDE DOOR SALE, Next to MIGHTY DOLLAR Forest CIty. 9am-5pm, CASH ONLY at these prices! B ALLIS CHALMER TRACTOR. With cultivator, motor locked, $400. Various other scrap metal. Camper for junk. Make offer. 828-245-7151. UPRIGHT FRIDGIDARE FREEZER. $200 FIRM. 704477-3400 or (704) 470-5655

NAME BRAND LIQUIDATION SALE TOOL, Fishing & Hunting name Brand LIQUIDATION SALE. Huge savings up to 90% off original retail. ALL SHOWN ONLY $1.99 Plus Father’s Day GIFTS!. Saturday JUNE 4th SIDE DOOR SALE, Next to MIGHTY DOLLAR Forest CIty. 9am-5pm, CASH ONLY at these prices! Forest City, NC 28043

ANTIQUES UNIQUE ANTIQUE STATION. Farm House Decor, Antiques, Collectibles, Vintage Toys, Hot Wheels, Jewelry, MORE. Tuesday-Saturday 11am-4pm. 985 US 74 Business Hwy., Ellenboro. Find us on FB. 828-382-0075.

TWO BURIAL PLOTS. Sunset Memorial, Forest City. Good Shepherd Section, road frontage. 828-245-7559 or 828-223-3575. 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

COMMERCIAL 48” CUT ZERO TURN MOWER. New 25HP motor, new blades & battery, $2500. (704) 4725844 SEASONED FIREWOOD. Camping & Burn Pit Bundles, stretched wrapped. $5 each. 312 Helton Road, Cherryville, NC 28021 (704) 435-3970 TWO CEMETERY PLOTS side by side, two closing of graves, two vaults. Shriner Section, Springhill Memorial Gardens, Chesnee, SC. 864592-3132. TROY-BILT REAR TINE TILLER. Looks great and runs great. $325. Call: (704) 6925338 CRYPT BURIAL PLOT. inside of a Beautiful Mausoleum located at Stamey-Tysinger Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Sale for: $4000. Call us for more information at 704-477-8405. DOG LOT, TOOLBOX WITH TOOLS. Call for Price. Dog lot is a 16ft by 10ft with top and dog house. The toolbox is on wheels and has a lock and has all kind of tools inside. (704) 419-9016 STEEL STORAGE BUILDING 10X12, Mayse built. $1,800. Steel 3/16, woodburning stove, warmer, $1,000. 2 chest freezers, washer, dryer, refrigerator, kitchen table, 3 used A/C window units. Forest City. 828-289-2570. CHERRY DINING TABLE W/ CHAIRS. 6pc. oak bedroom suite. Bakers rack & table. Two antique cabinets. Great prices. 704-434-5068, leave message. SALON CLOSING, SELLING EVERYTHING. Salon building has been bought and everything inside must be sold. Selling separately or together. All purpose hydraulic recline chairs. Hair dryer chairs. Stylist carts. Plastic trash bins. Plastic towel bins. Mats. Shampoo bowls. Much more. Call or text before 9pm for info. (704) 692-6014 COLLECTIBLE FRANKLIN MINT DOLLS $100.00. 4 porcelain dolls (Princess Grace, 2 Princess Dianna & Jackie O) (803) 320-9809 CURIO $125, OAK CURIO. Excellent shape 20x72x11 (803) 320-9809 asdemby@ PLANTS FOR SALE. Hosta, Yellow Bells, Iris, Daylily, early blooming trees. Small Japanese Maple. 828-245-0245. PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS with Scratch Pads! Press Room Printing. 704482-2243. (704) 538-5788

LOOKING TO PURCHASE VINTAGE FIREARMS. For restoring or parts. Grips, boxes, any gun related items. Rifles, pistols. Preferred 22’s. (704) 600-8560 WANTED: OLD AND NEW AMMO. Reloading supplies. Call 828-245-6756 or cell # 828-289-1488.

FARM & GARDEN 4’X5’ ROLLS HORSE QUALITY FESCUE hay. $70 per roll. (980) 295-8808

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

336 JOHN DEERE HAY BALER Looks Good and Been In The Dry! $3000 Call (704) 692-3168

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.

COMPLETE HAY BALING EQUIPMENT. Vermeer 405 round baler, $7500, Kunn 9.5 disc mower, $6000. Gill twin V rake $2500. Kunn folding tedder, $2500. Scott Cole (704) 472-4450


CONCRETE WORK: DRIVEWAYS, PATIOS, SLABS, sidewalks, anything concrete. Call 864-577-5953 or 828-755-7649. 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.

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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.

CUB CADET LAWN MOWER. Cuts and runs good. 2166 model. Shaft driven. Sell or trade. $800. 828-429-8833.

BOATS 19’ SKI BOAT WITH TRAILER. 1991 Century Arabian. 3.2 Mercruiser. Interior & exterior is in real good shape. Boat runs very well. Call Richard (828) 429-3791

PETS & LIVESTOCK WHITE HOMING PIGEONS FOR SALE. Suitable for ceremonial white bird release. $20. (704) 472-9481

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. 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 ALL METAL GARAGES. Big Discounts! Zero down. Call for more details. 828-382-0455. “CHOICE VETERANS CIRCLE” In Gaston Memorial Park. Three Plots For Sale. $3500 each. Negotiable. Text or Call. (919) 272-5503 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, 704-4769383. REFRIGERATORS, STOVES, WASHERS, DRYERS. Discount Prices. 1205 Earl Road, Shelby NC. (704) 487-4443

WANT TO BUY DANNY’S AUTOWERKS. Buying used or junk cars. Competitive prices. Call Danny 828-289-3081 or Jimmy 828-289-1175. WE BUY JUNK VEHICLES WE BUY JUNK CARS, TRUCKS AND VANS, PAYING CASH!!!! (704) 4875244

3 KITTENS TO LOVING HOMES. 8 WEKS OLD. LITTER BOX TRAINED. 3 MALES. NEED TO BE NEUTERED. CUTE AND PLAYFUL. 2 ORANGE, 1 GRAY. Free! (704) 487-0740 CANE CORSO PUPS AKC CHAMPIONLINE AKC REGISTERED ITALIAN MASTIFF CANE CORSO PUPPIES. ONLY A FEW LEFT PLEASE ASK FOR UPDATED PHOTOS. WE HAVE KENNELS IN USA, NC, HAWAII, OHIO AND CANADA! $2500.00 (705) 626-0546 SHELLYHAGGLUND705@GMAIL.COM LAB PUPPIES FOR SALE $600. Born April 20, ready for pick up June 11. They will be vet checked, wormed, and up to date on first round of shots. $600 each, with $200 deposit. Blonde and Chocolate available. Text 828-980-0998 for details, photos available. (828) 980-0995 sfcraft15@ FULL BLOODED GERMAN SHEPHERD. No papers. Parents on Site. Black and Tan, one solid black. Ready for Pick up. $500.00. Call 828748-9614 or 828-460-8187

NEED TO PURCHASE DIABETIC SUPPLIES. For personal use. Onetouch Ultra test strips, medtronic mini med quick sets. Lifesaving. 828696-6262.

CKC YORKIPOOS. CKC Yorkipoos will be ready 6/12. Will have 1st shots and dewormings. Taking deposit now. $1200. Two females, apricot and phantom, 2 males apricot and black. (704) 4267920

CASH FOR YOUR CAR. Running or not, title or no title. Call Charles Dellinger at Red Road Towing. 704692-6767, (704) 487-0228

MIN PIN PUPPIES. Born 3/10/22, $500 each obo. 1st shots, dewormed, parents full-blooded. 1-1/2 year old male. $250. 828-289-3905.

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ADULT QUAIL $5 EACH. Quail Chicks $2 ea. Quail eggs $6 per doz. Pre order Bob Whites. Hatching Eggs. (704) 476-9943

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


Wednesday, June 1, 2022

The Cherryville Eagle

CHS 2022 Ironmen senior Jack Mulvey (seated, center) at his recent LOI signing. With him are, seated, left to right: mom, Stephanie; Jack; dad, Mark; and a photo of his sister, Katie, who attends John Chavis Middle School. Standing and in the back row, left to right, are: grandfather, Jerry Randall; CHS Ironmen head track coach Justin Willyoung; CHS Athletic Director and head men’s basketball coach, Scott Harrill; CHS Principal Shawn Hubers; and Jack’s grandmother, Patsy Randall. (photos by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

MULVEY From Page 1 good to sign to play sports at the next level.” Dad, Mark a CHS graduate (1990) and a Citadel graduate (1994), said, “We are extremely proud of him. The past two years were hard due to COVID and such, but his senior year was fantastic! We are proud of him both academically and athletically.

We are proud he chose The Citadel to test and challenge himself.” Mr. Mulvey noted Jack’s Eagle project was landscaping the columbarium at First Presbyterian Church in Cherryville. He also helped build the benches there as well. Jack’s mom, Stephanie said, “Yes, as Mark said, we are very proud of him indeed. Our dreams for him have come true and we are happy he is able to play sports. He has had a great year!”

Stephanie said, speaking for Jack’s sister, Kate, that she too is very proud of her brother. Young Mulvey’s grandparents, Jerry and Patsy Randall, were there, smiling as he put pen to paper and signed with the Citadel Bulldogs. Said grandmother, Patsy, “We are overwhelmed with joy and so proud of him and his accomplishments.” Grandfather Jerry agreed, adding, “We, of course, feel very proud of him and for

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Posing with their coach are the 2022 NCHSAA state champion 2022 4x400-meter relay team. Left to right are: Mason Grindstaff; The Citadel signee Mulvey; head track coach Justin Willyoung; Cooper Sloan; and Jackson Owens. him. He is a good young man. He does things the right way.” Jack said he has no plans to go into the military after graduating from The Citadel and will work toward a Master’s in Business while there. Mulvey’s Ironmen track coach, Justin Willyoung, said of his protégé, “Jack has been a valuable part of our track team and will be greatly missed as a major contributor to the Ironmen track and field program. Based on available documentation and records, Jack wraps up his track career as the school record

holder in the high jump and as a state champion on the 2022 4x400-meter relay team. Jack’s athleticism made him a competitor in every event he attempted both on the track and in the field. I know that he will have a successful track career at The Citadel as I truly believe that his potential in the sport is barely tapped at this point, and he will show tremendous growth over the next few years. I am very happy that he has chosen to continue his track and field career. I could not be more proud of him, and I’m excited to watch him in the future.”

Scott Harrill, CMAA, CIC, CHS Athletic Director and CHS Boys Basketball Coach, said, “Jack has had an amazing senior year in athletics. We are proud of him having this opportunity to run at The Citadel. We know he can do anything he sets his mind to. We wish him nothing but the best as he represents the Ironmen.” CHS Principal Shawn Hubers agreed, adding that, “Jack has done a terrific job at Cherryville High School. He has excelled at multiple sports and in the classroom. He will be greatly missed!







LABRADOR PUPPIES: SILVER, BLACK, CHARCOAL. Silver, black, and charcoal lab pups available. Ready for pickup June 4, will come with AKC papers and up-to-date on shots/dewormer. Black labs $950, silver/ charcoal $1300. Text/call 704692-1795. (704) 692-1795

2009 DODGE JOURNEY. In excellent condition, looks good. 147K miles. $6500. 704-964-5201

2008 5TH WHEEL MONTANA. 2 previous owners. very clean inside, lots of storage, fireplace. $22,500. Call: 704-418-6389.

2011 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA SEDAN. 151,750 miles, $6500, VW Jetta, Sunroof, Heated Seats, JVC Apple CarPlay w/ hands free (704) 472-9969 2008 CAMRY SE. 147,000 miles, $5,500. Also 5x10 Trailer, $150, no title. (704) 7182536 2011 FORD FUSION SEL. Fully loaded, leather seats, aluminum wheels, 114,000 miles, $5,995. 828-287-3820.

LABRADOODLE SNOOPY. Labradoodle, medium size. Shots up to date, wormed and looking for a good home now. Parents tested and cleared. Born 2/25/22. $600 (252) 999-0720 mlshirley@msn. com AKC CANE CORSO PUPPIES. Two males: one blue brindle, one solid black. Tails and ears docked. For info: Ronnie, 704-974-2716 AKC LAB PUPPIES. There is one black male and one yellow male left. These puppies have been dewormed and will have their first puppy shot. (252) 286-5023 PETS LIVESTOCK. ADGA Registered Nigerian Dwarf Kids, Some Polled, Blue Eyed and Moon spots all handled Daily! $150.00 to $350.00 828-248-2125 AKC REGISTERED BOXER PUPPIES. 4 females. 1 solid brindle, 1 brindle with white, 2 fawn with white. Tails docked, dew claws removed, 1st shots and wormer up-to-date. $800 ea. Pictures upon request. (704) 853-9300

BOXER PUPPIES. CKC REGISTERED. These are big healthy puppies, up on shots and worming. They are $300 each. (704) 466-3135 AKC REGISTERED BOXER PUPPIES. 2 males, 1 female. Tails docked, dew claws removed, shots and wormer up-to-date, 9 weeks old. $800-$1000. Call or text 704-853-9300. (704) 8539300 GOLDENDOODLE PUPPIES. F1. READY NOW!. Two litters of cream and parti F1 Goldendoodles. CKC. Second shots. Dewormed 4X’s. Call for more information (828) 962-2217 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. YORKIES AND CHORKIES AND TCUPS. 8 weeks and up with deworming and updated shots (919) 229-1059

2010 KIA SOUL, 112,770 miles. Call for Price. Clean, low miles. (704) 748-1890 1998 CHEVROLET CORVETTE. 130,000 miles, White, Black Interior. Automatic, Hard and glass top, CD Disc Changer. $8,000. 704-9745765 Leave Message.

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LIONS SENIOR VILLAGE HAS 1 bedroom HUD subsidized apartments for low income seniors. Taking applications. Age 62 or older. Equal Housing Opportunity. 211 North Morgan Street, (704) 482-7723

VACATIONS OCEAN LAKES MYRTLE BEACH. Cottage N34. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, den, kitchen, dining, covered deck, near country store. Call Dorcas, 803-718-2659.

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. $875 Month. (704) 705-4516

BEACH HOUSE AT OCEAN LAKES. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, sleeps 6. Golf cart included. Weeks and long weekends available. 704-473-1494.

REAL ESETATE CLEVELAND COUNTY NICE BRICK HOUSE FOR SALE. 3BR 1BA, remodeled completely inside and out. Nice neighborhood, large yard/carport. 102 McGinnis Dr, Grover, NC. 704-472-7233.

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CLEVELAND COUNTY 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 704705-4533 (Leave a message if voicemail) rentals@

OUTSIDE CITY OF KINGS MOUNTAIN. Nice 2 bedroom 1 bath mobile home on large lot. No pets or smoking. References required. 704-418-3790 1984 FLEETWOOD PACE ARROW MOTOR HOME. 30 FT., 85,987 miles. $8,995 firm. Never be homeless! 828-453-0828. 2005 34 FOOT JAYCO EAGLE. RV on permanent site, gated community at Lake James Landing. Wrap-around deck with roof, large lot with outside building for golf cart. Swing, fire pit, lot has parking for boat. Location on front row. River view, lake view. Close to boat landing & pavilion. Must see! 828-2451600 or 828-429-0559.

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. MOBILE HOMES & APARTMENTS. In Kings Mountain. Price starting at $100 per week. Call (704) 739-4417

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The Cherryville Eagle

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

A1A-The Ultimate Jimmy Buffett Tribute plays June 4. Photos City of Kings Mountain (Photos provided)

City of KM welcomes A1A-The Ultimate Jimmy Buffett Tribute to Patriots Park Bring your beach towels and your dancing shoes! The City of Kings Mountain welcomes A1A-The Ultimate Jimmy Buffett Tribute LIVE at Patriots Park, Saturday, June 4. Formed in 1991, A1A will bring their Let’s Get Tropical Tour to Kings Mountain covering the tunes of the original Parrot Head, Jimmy Buffett spanning five decades. The only tribute show officially endorsed by Buffett himself, A1A is sure to bring a show filled with high energy and lots of fun! Blackwater will open the show at 6:00 pm folBlackwater Band opens the show at Patriots Park at 6 p.m.

Coach Tim Pruitt’s second period Health and PE class walking in the CHS gym for the classes most recent “Yards for Yeardley” walk/run event. (photos provided)

2022-2023 From Page 1 School. She currently is an assistant principal at Pleasant Ridge Elementary School. ▪ Anarah Henderson was appointed to serve as principal of Woodhill Elementary School. She currently is an assistant principal at Southwest Middle School. ▪ Jada Owenby was appointed to serve as principal of Costner Elementary School. She currently is the assistant principal at Cherryville High School. ▪ Kimberly Reese was appointed to serve as principal of Pinewood Elementary School. She currently is an assistant principal at Holbrook Middle School. ▪ Aimee Tolleson was appointed to serve as principal of Belmont Central Elemen-

lowed by A1A at 8:00 pm. Look for DJ Eric Bowman to kick off the whole evening at 5:00 pm. Former Performance Racing Network announcer, Chuck Carland will spin tunes for the cruise-in from Liberty Mountain Garden. And speaking of our cruise-in, it begins at 5:00 pm. All makes and models are welcome. If you own a Woody Wagon, bring it too! 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 or cruise-in, contact the City of Kings Mountain at 704730-2101 or access their website at The City of Kings Mountain Special Events Department would like to say thank you to their annual sponsors: The City of Kings Mountain, Kings Mountain Travel and Tourism Authority, Two Kings Casino, Butler’s Outdoor Design, Butler’s Tire and Auto, Gutter Guys and Point 135 Real Estate.

tary School. She currently is an assistant principal at South Point High School. ▪ Patrick Watson was appointed to serve as principal of Cherryville Elementary School. He currently is the assistant principal at Bessemer City Central Elementary School. ▪ Josh White was appointed to serve as principal of W. Blaine Beam Intermediate School. He currently is an assistant principal at Southwest jMiddle School.

at Pleasant Ridge Elementary School. ▪ Crystal Houser was transferred to serve as principal of North Gaston High School. She currently is the principal at Forestview High School. ▪ Jamie Peoples was transferred to serve as principal of Forestview High School. She currently is the principal at Mount Holly Middle School. ▪ Tyler West was transferred to serve as principal of Mount Holly Middle School. She currently is the principal at Pinewood Elementary School.

Principal Transfers ▪ Staci Bradley was transferred to serve as principal of Catawba Heights Elementary School. She currently is the principal for grades K-2 at the Gaston County Virtual Academy. ▪ Glenn Cook was transferred to serve as principal of Southwest Middle School. He currently is the principal

Central Office/District Leadership ▪ Dr. Kecia Coln was appointed to serve as the executive director for human resources. She currently is the assistant superintendent of human resources for Stanly County Schools.

These students from Coach Tim Pruitt’s fourth period class walked and/or ran many yards in CHS gym recently for the “Yards for Yeardley” program the coach has every year.

CAUSE From Page 1 way of reminder, “…a national movement to bring awareness to victims of domestic violence as Yardley Love, who was a female Lacrosse player at the University of Virginia, died as a result of domestic violence.” Pruitt said his classes do this twice a year, or once a semester. He continued, “After her death, her friends and family began a foundation that provides information to college and high school students around the United States.” Coach Pruitt noted his Health and PE students are encouraged to participate in the ‘Yards for Yeardley’ movement as their way to respond “…to learning that over one in three females and nearly one in three males” will be victims of domestic violence in their lifetime. Continued Pruitt, “Our

classes also received information on signs of healthy and unhealthy relationships and how they can help someone who is being controlled in a negative manner.” The two classes in Coach Pruitt’s second and fourth periods covered almost 210,000 yards. Pruitt noted student Mia Quintanilla covered the most yards for the girls with 8,100 yards, while three others walked or ran over 5,550 yards as part of the event. They were Ciera Gibson, Ebelin Gomez and Riley Moss. “Aaron Williams covered the most yards for the boys, with 9,100 yards covered, while four others walked or ran over 7,000 yards. They were Tyler Blaylock, Anthony Childers, Garin Short and Bryson Sigmon,” said Coach Pruitt. Pruitt said he wanted to also take this time to thank all of his students for their attention to this serious

matter and their effort and energy in completing Yards for Yeardley. For more information on this serious issue, Pruitt said to visit their website at

Ironman batter Will Heavner prepares to send this one into the outfield in Game One last week pitting the CHS Ironmen against the Union Academy Cardinals. (photo by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

2021 – 2022 JOHN CHAVIS WOLVERINES BASEBALL TEAM –Kneeling (left to right): Mason Humphries, Curtis Kester, Trevor Dalton, Karter Willis, Kenan Fowler, Canon Whitesides, Jackson Mayhew and Cole Carpenter. Standing (left to right): Davin Digh, Colton Robinson, Bryson Withers, Aiden Thomas, Parker Anderson, Landry Pruitt, Aaron Heavner, Talon Dalton, and Jayden Adams. Coaches: Ty Heavner, Alan Thomas, and Tony Owens. Not pictured: Blake McLeymore. The team was 8-2 in the regular season, losing in the first round of the Middle School playoffs to Stanley Middle School.