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A wide-angle view of the July 1, 2022 Cherryville Independence Day festivities. (photo by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

City’s Fourth celebration at Rudisill Stadium ranks as one of the best CFD thanks First United Methodist Church for use of parking lot as fireworks launch site by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

From all indications Cherryville’s 2022 Independence Day celebration was one of the best yet, and that’s saying a lot if past events are reliable

indicators. As was reported on the June 29 Eagle issue, the venue had to be changed; moved actually, due to construction work being done on the downtown area where past celebrations have normally been held. The event was moved to Rudisill Stadium, home of the Cherryville High School Ironmen teams and a better choice could not have been made, according to many of those there at the celebration. The band this year was

Jim Quick and the Coastline Band and they also didn’t disappoint as they belted out their blend of beach music and older tunes so the dancers who always come out to these events could shag the night away n front of the stage. Cherryville Mayor H.L. Beam, III welcomed everyone and then introduced the band, who quickly launched into their vast musical catalog with gusto. By phone, Mayor Beam noted he saw quite a few people there at the stadium,

adding, “When I left shortly after the fireworks began, I drove on Pink Street and saw many people in chairs watching. Even the tables at Houser Drug were filled with many, many people, and at the First Baptist Church parking lot I noticed a great many folks watching.” He said people told him there were also “many people” at Phoenix Computer Systems’ parking lot watching as well. He continued, “I thought it (the celebration) was great

and certainly one of the best we’ve had. It was great to see everybody come out to celebrate our Independence Day. I believe this was the largest crowd our city has entertained for the Independence celebration. I would suggest we continue at this location for future July 4th celebrations.” Mayor Beam added, “This size crowd needs the larger area to accommodate them. My hope is that the city can continue to host bigger and better venues that will fill

Rudisill Stadium and please all that attend. Thanks go to all the sponsors and volunteers that made this year’s celebration such a great success.” City Manager Brian Dalton said, “I felt that the July 4th celebration was a huge success! I have had nothing but positive comments about the event and being able to have it in Rudisill Stadium! I appreciate all the City employees working hard and the vendors for helping produce See FOURTH, Page 9

Watson takes the reins as new principal at Cherryville Elementary by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

Cherryville native Jeremy Homesley returns at Maj. Patrick Ferguson. (Photo by Sigmon Theatrical)

Liberty Mountain drama celebrates faith and freedom Liberty Mountain performances are on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through Sunday, July 17 by LORETTA COZART CF Media

Liberty Mountain: The Revolutionary Drama has returned to the Joy Performance Center at 202 S. Railroad Ave., for its seventh season. And for one actor, Liberty Mountain is more than a play. It is a family tradition. Jeremy Trent Homesley of Cherryville has been cast in roles of Liberty Mountain since the first season. See LIBERTY, Page 2

Cherryville Elementary has a new principal in the person Mr. Patrick Watson. He takes over the helm from Mrs. Audrey Hovis who is pursuing other education avenues. Watson hails from Cleveland County where he said both of his parents were involved teaching or education in some way. “I grew up in Shelby, N.C.,” he said, “and both my parents were in education. My mother, Margaret Watson, was an AIG teacher for Cleveland County Schools and my father, Earl Watson, was Superintendent of Cleveland County Schools before he retired.” Watson continued, “After graduating from Crest High School, I attended and graduated from Western Carolina University with a BA in English. A few years later, I graduated from Gardner-Webb University with a Master of Arts in Leadership.” Watson is the father of

Patrick Watson, Cherryville Elementary’s new principal, stands before the school’s “Wall of Excellence”, which heralds those teachers and staff members who have served the children under their care with honor, care, love, and above, all… excellence. (photo by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media) three, whom he lovingly calls his “wonderful children”; Lucy, Emmett, and Eli. Watson credits his parents as being “a big influence” in his decision to work in the education pro-

fession. “I felt a calling to make a difference in the lives of other people as an educator,” he said, adding his “…first teaching job was at Chase High School in Rutherford County.”

He continued, “I taught English there for two years before accepting an English position at Crest High School.” Watson noted that Cherryville Elementary is his See WATSON, Page 6

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Terri Blake LINCOLNTON – Terri Irene Quickel Blake, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 4, 2022, after a courageous 17-month battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, surrounded by family. She was 70. Terri was born March 16, 1952 in Lincoln County as the oldest child to Helen Irene Brown Quickel Sides and the late Lewis Alvin Quickel. Terri was defined by the love of her family, her service to her community, her excellence as a Certified Public Accountant, her commitment and care for her clients, which was buoyed by her faithfulness as a Godly woman of faith. She grew up and spent the majority of her life in Lincoln County where she was a pillar and servant of the Lincolnton community. Upon graduation from West Lincoln High School and after years as a homemaker, she graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. She went on to become a Certified Public Accountant after her graduation. She faithfully worked and was a lead partner at Sherrill, Blake, Harrison CPA/PA for 40 years. She was known for working at all hours of the night and if you saw her corner light on at 2 a.m., during tax season and were a client, rest assured she was likely checking and finalizing your return. She was particular in everything that she did. Coupled with her commitment to her accounting practice, Terri gave of herself to many endeavors in the Lincolnton community. She served in a myriad of capacities through the years with the Hesed House of Hope, Inc., Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse, Lincoln County Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Lincoln County Community Foundation, Lincolnton – Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce Small Business Council, and the Carolina Trust Bank board. Never a person wanting public acknowledgement for her service, her efforts were recognized at various times as the Lincoln County Small Business Woman of the Year (2009), Lincoln County Woman of the Year (2013), and the Ola Mae Foster Award recipient (2018). She seemed to know everyone in Lincoln County and there was never a short trip to the store or a restaurant. She invariably would run into someone that she knew and the conversations would begin and time was forgotten. While Terri’s professional life was a significant part of her life, her role as the centerpiece of our family and as a faithful member and believer of her church was even more critical. She was a faithful wife and partner to Ron for almost 40 years. They were the best of friends, where traveling and discovering new things was always around the corner. She was an unbelievable mother (the absolute best) to four children, Chris, Tracy, Matthew, and Brian where we all relied on her love and

counsel in everything that we did. The best Nana to eight wonderful grandchildren, Cory, Chelsea, Victoria, Cameron, Beckham, Elan, Schuyler, and Oliver, where nothing was ever too expensive or too far to do. In addition, she faithfully served at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at Crouse, her entire life. She was the organist from the age of 12, the long-standing church treasurer, as well as the treasurer for the North Carolina Lutheran Synod for a number of years. She was dearly loved by her church community. If the doors were open, Terri was there to serve her church. Survivors include her husband, Glenn “Ron” Blake; children, Chris Blake (Nikki), Tracy Barger (Daniel), Matthew Eurey (Krista), and Brian Blake (Sarah); mother, Helen Brown Sides; grandchildren, Cory Blake, Chelsea Blake, Victoria Barger, Cameron Blake, Beckham Eurey, Elan Eurey, Schuyler Blake, and Oliver Blake; and siblings, Lewis Quickel Jr. (Phyllis), and Kim Baker (Mike). The family received friends Thursday, July 7, 2022, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Carpenter – Porter Funeral & Cremation Services in Cherryville. Funeral services were held Friday, July 8, 2022, at 1 p.m., at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Crouse with Pastor Rick Sloop officiating. Burial followed at Hollybrook Cemetery in Lincolnton. Memorials may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 131, Crouse, NC, 28033. Condolences may be made to www.carpenterporter. com. Carpenter – Porter Funeral and Cremation Services served the family of Mrs. Blake.

Kenneth L. Marks CHERRYVILLE – Kenneth Livingston Marks, 87, of Lincolnton, passed away peacefully July 8, 2022 at the S. Mitchell Mack Hospice House in Mooresville, N.C. He was born March 14, 1935 in Olney, Maryland, to the late William Burnell and Fanny Elizabeth (Young) Marks. Kenneth (“Ken”) graduated with a B.S. in Transportation from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He served in the National Guard. Ken worked with Carolina Freight Carriers of Cherryville for many years and then for Lowe’s in N. Wilkesboro. He was active within the First United Methodist Church of Lincolnton and the Habitat for Humanity organization in his community. In addition to his parents, Ken was preceded in death by his wife, Kay Dellinger Marks, and brother, William B. Marks, Jr. of Maryland. He is survived by children, David Marks (Lisa), Kenneth Marks (Kathy), Elizabeth Gordon (Jim); stepchildren Cameron Valentine “Dane”, Vivette Valentine Leonhardt (Steve), and Velvet Valentine Champion (Tommy); and numerous grandchildren, and step-grandchildren,

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and several great-grandchildren. A private family graveside service will be conducted at St. John’s Lutheran Church Cemetery, Cherryville, N.C. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 30, 2022 at First United Methodist Church of Lincolnton with Rev. Dr. Tim Roberts officiating. The family would like to extend a heartfelt “thank you” to all of the doctors, nurses, medical teams, and the most wonderful caregivers in the world that guided and supported his final years! Condolences may be made to Carpenter – Porter Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family of Mr. Marks.

Shelva Russ MOORESVILLE – Shelva Grace McSwain Russ, 84, of Mooresville, N.C., passed away on Sunday July 3, 2022. She was born on Jan. 17, 1938, in Gastonia, N.C., to the late Elsie Black McSwain and Oliver McSwain. Shelva was retired from Davidson College. She enjoyed the beach, walking, yard work, gardening, canning and spending time with her family. Shelva was a member of First Baptist Church, Mooresville, where she was a member of the adult choir, taught Sunday School and assisted with various other ministries. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Oliver McSwain Jr., Jack McSwain, Jerome McSwain (Betty), Paul McSwain (Naomi) and Robert McSwain, and sister Betty Farris (Roy). Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Rodney Russ and wife, Lucinda; Teresa Russ Stevenson and husband, John; Debbie Dunlop and husband, Rick; and David Russ and wife, Sherie. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Meg Russ, Brittany Russ, Seth Stevenson (Erica), Kristian Stevenson (Hannah), Ben Dunlop (Amie), Emily Dunlop, Lauren Poupore (Gavin), Austin Russ; nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Kathleen Kinley and husband, Ernest, and Pauline Watson; sister-in-law, Diane McSwain; and numerous nieces and nephews. A graveside service was held at 11 a.m., Thursday, July 7, 2022, at Glenwood Memorial Park, Mooresville, with Pastor Eddie Hicks and Pastor John Stevenson officiating. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Mooresville Music Ministry, 150 S. Church St., Mooresville, NC, 28115. Condolences may be made to the family at www. Cavin – Cook Funeral Home & Crematory, Mooresville, served the Russ family.

ARRESTS 7-7: Khalib Xavier Patterson, 18, 104 Sullivan Dr., Cherryville, was arrested at Dallas – High Shoals Hwy., and W.

Trade St., Gaston County, by GCPD officers for one count each of residential, forced entry burglary and stolen property.

INCIDENTS 7-5: GCPD officers report further investigation into a damage to property/ vandalism at 1750 Delview Rd., Cherryville.


Many who chose to oppose the crown had come to America with a chip on their shoulders, victims of poverty and hardship in Ireland and blaming their British landowners. They came to the colonies seeking both land and freedom to worship as they pleased. When the war moved south, both violently and suddenly, settlers were forced to choose sides. And that was not an easy task because their very lives, and the lives of their families, depended upon which side they chose. But a choice had to be made. This dilemma is key to understanding how civil war came to the Carolina backcountry in 1780. The story is real for many whose family members included both Loyalists and Patriots, whose ancestors founded this region, and the descendants who continue to live in Kings Mountain today. For many, the battled pitted brother against brother. To them this story is a part of their family history and Liberty Mountain brings their story to life. Over the years, the play has evolved. Jeremy says, “With Bob’s writing at the heart, the story has stayed true and has driven everything in a very consistent way. What has changed is this: what started as a traditional theater experience has now been combined with an outdoor theater experience. Over time, those two experiences have met in the middle.” He explains, “You can see how open the stage is because of our combat and choreography. The use of projection allows us to free up our stage. In the first two years, we had traditional set pieces and the

stage was very cluttered. The fight scenes were limited because of space and access. By meeting in the middle and using a few moving set pieces, we keep the stage open like a traditional outdoor drama.” Cherryville native Homesley is married to Ashley DeMar and together they have a son, Roan, named for Roan Mountain that is mentioned in the play. “We met during Liberty Mountain, and I proposed to her on the stage after one of the shows.” Jeremy says, “To us, Liberty Mountain is a family tradition.” His parents are Rev. Scott and Robin Homesley, also of Cherryville. This year’s performance features 21 actors, who share the story of people who lived in the backcountry of North and South Carolina, including the Martin family, who faced many tragedies in Scotland, Ireland, and America that lead them to support the Patriot cause. At times, the realities of their lives are too much to bear. Speaking of the actors, novelist, screenwriter, and playwright Bob Inman says, “I am so proud of this year’s cast. They are, youngest to oldest, professional, not just for Liberty Mountain, but for any play I’ve ever run. They are really, really, good.” “By the end of the first week, they had everything down. I mean everything, the fight scenes, the whole bit. The second week was just cleaning up,” he added. “They were able to run the whole play on the Friday night of the first week of rehearsal.” Liberty Mountain is an exciting, immersive story that keeps guests on the See DRAMA, Page 3

From Page 1 “I was drawn to the play for a combination of reasons: the opportunity to do theater and my love of history. I was working in Kings Mountain at a fabric company and Director Caleb Sigmon, and his wife Katy, came in to purchase fabric for the costumes that first year,” he said. He went on to say, “I had been thinking about auditioning and when Caleb and Katy walked through the door, it cinched it for me. I auditioned and was offered the role of Ferguson that first year. My wife Ashley says that I originated the role in the world premiere!” He reprised his role for three more seasons before taking a hiatus. This year, he has taken up the role once again. One might wonder why Jeremy decided to play Ferguson. He explains, “You must do the role justice, with honor and respect for the human who existed and was well-known. If you are going to embrace the story, you have to embrace all parts of it. And what an interesting person he was! He is a vital part of this story.” “Ferguson was Scottish, and people living here weren’t a lot different,” Jeremy says, referring to the Scots-Irish who were Ulster Protestants who come to America from Ulster in Northern Ireland in search of land and religious freedom. “Many settlers here had Scottish and Irish accents,” Jeremy said. “And Ferguson, I think, represented the old world to them. I’m sure it was tempting to choose to side with him and stay loyal to the King.”


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Gun and sword fights are action packed, as the drama unfolds before your eyes. Characters dressed in authentic period clothing with long rifles take you back in time over 241 years ago. Liberty Mountain performances are on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays

through Sunday, July 17. Only two weekends remain to experience the drama that is Liberty Mountain. Fridays and Saturdays have 7:30 p.m. performances. Matinee performances run Saturdays and Sundays at 3 p.m. The box office opens one hour before each performance. Tickets are

available online at www. LibertyMountainDrama. com, by phone, (704) 7309408, or at the box office for walk-ups. Come 30-minutes early to attend our educational weapons display and other activities or stay after the show to Meet the Cast for autographs and pho-

tos. Adding to your revolutionary experience is a display of Revolutionary War historical portraits by renowned artist, Thomas Kelly Pauley. Questions should be directed to or call the box office at (704) 730-9408.

Liberty Mountain is produced by Kings Mountain Little Theatre, Inc. with Gilbert and Jancy Patrick as the Presenting Sponsor. It is also funded in part by a grant from the Kings Mountain Tourism Development Authority.

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Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light. –George Washington

What a great Fourth celebration here in Cherryville! In our alright? most 16 years Then, of living in along Cherryville the came wife and I – as drones well as more and that than a few folks helped from near and us all vifar – have been sualize treated every the bigJuly 4th, or ger picthereabouts, to ture of one of the best the BIG fireworks disBOOM. By Michael Powell plays for a town Well, this size ever! I folks! mean – EVAH! Let me tell you what! This year was absoAs my wife and I lutely NO exception sat in the stands after and, once again, I have strolling around Rudisto say it… my hat (if and ill Stadium (the site of when I wear one) is off this year’s BIG BOOM), to the Cherryville Fire we sat and watched as Department’s crew of folks came in, and came ‘pyros’. It’s also off to in, and came in, and, the Cherryville Police well…came in! I finally Department, the Gaston took a wide angle shot County Sheriff’s Office, before it got too dark the Gaston County PD, and let me tell you, it and the GEMS men and was amazing. I saw women who all made folks all over that field, sure everyone was not having fun, listening only safe last week but to good music, eating had a great time. Also, some good food, and a special thanks to Scott sitting up their lawn Harrill and Gaston chairs as they got ready County Schools. to watch our CFD pyro You know… full wizards (thanks to AFC disclosure here… back Colby Heffner and Capt. in the day (2007, 2008 Nathan Bowman and etc.), when I wrote that ALL the fire crew ladies we had many thousands and gents) work their attend our great little fiery magic! fireworks show, I conAnd, of course, they fess it was hard to see didn’t disappoint as them all at one time, things got under way

around 10 p.m. But, before we get to the “whiz-bang” of things, let me say a big “job well done” to the Chamber of Commerce, the City staff, all the City of Cherryville workers in whatever capacity they served, the great folks at Cherryville’s First United Methodist Church; pastor AND congregation, and just about anybody and everybody who took part in this 2022 ID4 event. Cherryville folks have been treated to some great ones in the past, thanks to retired Chief Jeff Cash and the CFD crews then and now Chief Wofford and AFC Heffner and the captains and fire crews are continuing an unbroken tradition of excellence, making all of us smile as we “oohed” and “aahed” the warm night away last week. Folks, with all the bad that’s going on in the world today where even a simple thing like a Fourth of July celebration gets turned into a senseless bloodbath, it’s nice to know God has been gracious to our little town, and I for one pray that continues on ad infinitum, which means… forever! Look, I know many

Remember the people responsible for our freedom was Miss With the Huss. She recent “Fourth was a great of July” celeteacher who brations I was taught us so remembering much about my years as United States an elementary history, and I school teacher loved it. She and how I instructed us taught the By Anne S. Haynes to memorize history of our states and great country capitals and the location over and over. I loved of states on the map. how interested most of She told us about how my students were when so many people worked learning about our hishard to make our countory and the people who try great. Later in life were responsible for our I was doing the same freedom. thing as a fifth-grade I taught about the teacher. great American leaders It has always amazed who became our Presme as to how our ancesidents and Vice Presitors managed to settle dents. I taught about the this great country withAmerican generals and out any of the modern soldiers who fought for conveniences and equipthe freedoms we enjoy. ment we have today. I tried to also teach that I suppose it is no many unknown people surprise that I am interworked very hard and played a huge role in the ested in people and their origins. People are fascifounding and establishnating with their unique ment of our country. To me it is an important part stories and backgrounds. Tommy and I enjoy of education to explain talking to people wherthe background and beever we go, whether it is ginnings of the United in a store, or a church, or States of America. a restaurant. We have an When I was a fifth interesting friend named grader at Tryon ElemenValerie at one such tary School my teacher

restaurant. She is so efficient and friendly. And recently Tommy and I talked to three great guys at a small store where they sit outside and talk. They are aware of the people in and out of the store and parking lot. I met them this past year one morning on my way to school when I stopped for a Pepsi, and I felt safe knowing they were there. But people are people no matter where you may travel. Each person has a story and often times is just waiting for someone to listen. Sadly, many times I am too busy to listen, but I am certainly making an effort to slow down and pay attention to people. Of course, we must always be careful when meeting people to just remember safety as well. That sounds like a resolution for the new year, but I’m going to work on it right now. It just might be a great thing to do on the “Fourth of July” or any day for that matter.

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things about this great land of ours aren’t what everyone would like for them to be, but look around you at what other countries are going through. While we do have our rough patches, we have been very VERY blessed, would you not agree? Nothing in life is ever perfect and none of us

are ever promised a warm, fuzzy Kodak-moment life by any means, still we do have it far better in America than many other countries, even the more westernized ones. Anyway, didn’t mean to preach here. Just wanted to give a big “THANK YOU!” shout-out to all my

friends and neighbors and those who keep us safe every day and keep the wheels of local government moving forward, day in and day out. Keep doing what you do so well. You are the best! Have a safe and happy summer y’all!

Allen, KY; mental illness erupts into pure hell Allen, KY, is a place that holds fond memories for me. When I was only Glenn Mollette 16 years Guest Editorial old, Allen Baptist Church invited me to speak for a weekend youth event. I had the opportunity to meet and work with over 100 people from the Allen community. Lasting friendships were made with some of the finest people on earth. To this day, the kindness and fellowship bestowed on me by that group of people were instrumental in my life’s direction. Sadly, even the finest communities and dearest people on earth can experience pure hell. Mental illness erupted as Floyd County police officers were shot dead in Allen last week. According to news reports they were trying to serve a warrant to a man accused of domestic violence. Floyd County Sheriff John Hunt said the officers faced “…pure hell” when they arrived at the man’s home. Four other people were injured at the scene in Allen, a small town of 166 people, located just

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outside of Prestonsburg. The officers who died in the shooting late on Thursday have been named as Capt. Ralph Frasure, Dep. William Petry and dog handler Jacob Chaffins. K9 Drago, one of the dogs that Mr. Chaffins handled, also died. Captain Frasure had been with the Prestonsburg, KY, Police Department for 39 years. The department said he had served “…with honor and glory up until the last second.” The men ran into a barrage of gunfire from a rifle when they went to the house on Main St., shortly before 6 EST. The shooting continued for nearly 3 hours before suspect Lance Storz was taken into custody, having surrendered after negotiations involving members of his family. He has been charged with two counts of murdering a police officer, five counts of attempted murder of a police officer, one count of attempted murder and one count of first-degree assault on a service animal. The families and friends of the slain police officers and the wounded officers have been forever changed. The community of Allen

will forever be scarred by one of the worst events to ever occur in the state of Kentucky. Gun violence is not limited to age. An assault rifle in the hands of any mentally deranged person results in tragedy. Police officers have a scary job. It’s no wonder they are nervous and seem sometimes quick to pull their weapons. Floyd County officers walked into a situation and were totally caught off guard. Looking back, they would approach Storz differently. A miscalculation too often is fatal. In the moments of what appears to be just another day of work or life, the worst tragedies can happen. Allen is a wonderful eastern Kentucky town. The town is filled with beautiful, loving people. Evil at the highest level can exist and erupt in any place. It’s not limited to a big city hundreds of miles away. This is why all communities, sheriff departments, schools and churches must be vigilant in being aware of the ongoing dangers of America’s growing mental illness epidemic. Ignoring our cultural mental illness dilemma will only perpetuate ongoing fatalities.

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Casting our vision continually toward the Kingdom of God L u k e one who puts a hand to 9:57-62 – the plough and looks “As they back is fit for the kingwere going dom of God.’” along the A friend of mine is road, somea pastor in Charlotte, one said to and he said that when Him, ‘I will he first got to his apfollow You pointment, he would wherever meet people who You go.’ And REV. ZACK CHRISTY would say, “I’m not a Jesus said to member of a church, First United Methodist him, ‘Foxes but I am very reliChurch of Cherryville have holes, gious.” But he noted and birds over the last couple of of the air have nests; but the years there has been a shift; no Son of Man has nowhere to longer do people identify as lay His head.’” To another “religious”. Perhaps it is too He said, ‘Follow Me’ but the specific, too demanding. No, man said, ‘Lord first let me go now people say, “I’m not reliand bury my father.’ But Jesus gious, but I am very spiritual.” said to him, ‘Let the dead bury In my time here in Chertheir dead; but as for you, go ryville, I have heard much and proclaim the kingdom of the same thing. “I used to go God.’ Another said, ‘I will fol- to church at (you can put any low You Lord, but let me say church in Cherryville in this farewell to those in my home blank) but now I worship on first.’ Jesus said to him, ‘No my own terms. I found God,

but left the religion for the spiritual.” But I must say, much of this seems rather vague and mushy to me. Perhaps that is part of the appeal of spirituality, because it is so vague it can literally become whatever you want it to be. You will note that while Jesus levies heavy criticism against the religious establishment of His day, He never falls into the vague spirituality that has so gripped our day and time. In our Scripture today Jesus is on His way to Jerusalem. He is about to take up His cross and go down a narrow road that few will tread. And on His way He invites us to walk with Him. Three people come to Jesus and announce, “I will follow You wherever You go.” But then Jesus confronts them with specific demands of discipleship. As this Scripture points

out, Jesus is demanding and calls us to a very specific way of life. Jesus is not infinitely pliable. True, there is a great deal that we do not know about Jesus, a great deal left unsaid by the gospels. But there is also a great deal that we do know that is undeniable, unavoidable, and troubling to our settled arrangements with the present order. In a world of amorphous, undemanding deity and nebulous spirituality we are sometimes tempted to weasel out of our encounters with Jesus to jettison a particular God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in favor of a more generic one of our own making. We may be tempted to make the faith as broad and as universal in its appeal as possible. So, we might be tempted to talk about “love” without giving “love” the cruciform shape that makes Christian love so

demanding. We must trust Jesus enough to create the following that He deserves. The proper object of our worship is Jesus Christ. Our challenge, as people who have been called to follow Jesus is not that we get busy believing that God was in Jesus but that God was in Jesus reconciling the world to Himself. We cannot make this faith mean anything we want. Rather than attempting to smooth out the rough places between us and the good news of Jesus Christ, our calling is to highlight the distance between our ways and God’s way, a distance that isn’t bridged by simply smoothing the rough edges of the gospel. The way towards a fulfilling and deep faith life is a way that looks to Christ and seeks to embody the same self-giving and self-sacrificial love through which Jesus Christ so

radically reoriented our lives. Jesus often provokes conflict with our most cherished values and widely held beliefs. Jesus sometimes speaks to us in ways that are hard to understand. Sometimes Jesus makes demands of us that seem far out of range of our abilities. But if we dare to come forth and follow, if we will dare to believe that when He said, “Follow me”, He was talking to us. He promises us a great adventure named discipleship. May we lay aside our doubts and misgivings, may our sights be set not on the kingdoms of this world, but may our vision be cast continually towards the Kingdom of God. A Kingdom well defined by Scripture, a Kingdom that is not merely “spiritual” but one that is real if we will but do the work of following Jesus. Grace and Peace!

Worry or Peace? Cherryville Area I’ve had seasons in my life that were unbelievably tough and traumatic. The shock, fear, pain, and grief of what I was dealing with devastated me. I found myself talking and thinking frequently about the problem until I was consumed by it. During those times, DANYALE PATTERSON I had a decision to make: Would I continue to embrace worry, or would I choose peace? I learned quickly that worrying about a problem doesn’t provide any solutions to the issue, or offer anything beneficial to our lives. Proverbs 12:25 (NLT) says, “Worry weighs a person down; an encouraging word cheers a person up”. In fact, excessive worrying can be detrimental to our health, causing migraine headaches, insomnia, depression, strokes, and other issues. However, Jesus offers something better to replace our worries. He extends peace, a supernatural freedom from disturbance. In John 14:27 (NLT), Jesus states, “I am leaving you with a gift peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.” HE CAN WORK IT OUT! In addition, God promises that he will not neglect us and that he has a plan. Even if we don’t understand his plan, we have to remind ourselves that God is omniscient and omnipresent; he knows the past, present, and future. He sees how everything is interconnected and fits all things together like a puzzle. Through his wisdom and power, he is able to effectively work in us, through us, for us, and even in spite of us. Romans 8:28 (NLT) says, “And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God, and are called according to his purpose for them.” SUBSTITUTES Alternatives to worry are exercising, listening to uplifting music, talking to someone about personal fears, or brainstorming positive outcomes to the situation. Also, distracting the thoughts with scripture and praying its promises produces strength and peace. Philippians 4:6-7 (NLT) says, “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” PRAY THIS PRAYER: “Lord, you are a good God. I know that you care about me. You are my refuge and my strength, a very present help in the time of trouble. You go before me and with me; you will never leave me or abandon me. I thank you for the many times you have already strengthened, helped, and upheld me in your righteous right hand. Right now Father I give you my concerns. I am exchanging my worries for your peace. I trust you to do what is best for me. In Jesus’ name I pray - Amen.” Danyale Patterson would love to hear from you. Contact her at to share a testimony, send a prayer request, or book her to speak

Places of Worship

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church 1203 St. Mark’s Church Road, Cherryville Anthony Grove Baptist Church 100 Anthony Grove Road Crouse, NC 704-435-6001

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

Bess Chapel United Methodist Church 6073 Flay Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-7969

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

First Church of the Nazarene 301 North Elm Street Cherryville, NC 828-838-2428

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

First Presbyterian Church 107 West Academy Street Cherryville, NC 704-435-6064

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

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 Rd Cherryville, NC 704-435-5764 • Working Moms • Homeschool Moms • College Praying Moms • Moms of Career Age Young Adults • Military Families • Moms Praying For Prodigals • Special Needs Praying Moms • Church Based Groups • Language Based Groups • Prison Based Groups

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First United Methodist Church 601 N. Pink St. Cherryville, NC 704-435-6732

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

First Wesleyan Church 800 North Pink Street Cherryville, NC 704-435-6069

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

Free Saints Chapel Church 813 Self Street Cherryville, NC 704-435-0949

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

Gospel Way Baptist Church 3904 Tryon Courthouse Rd. Cherryville, NC 866-356-3219 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

Victory Life Assembly of God 1655 Shelby Highway Cherryville, NC 704-435-5539 Waco Baptist Church 262 N. Main Street Waco, NC 704-435-9311 Washington Missionary Baptist Church 1920 Stony Point Road Waco, NC 704-435-3138 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

If your church is in the Cherryville area and is not listed, please give Lorri a call at 704-484-1047 or email

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New Cherryville Elementary Principal Patrick Watson works at his desk. (photos by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS OF LOIS ALICE PICKELSIMER Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Lois Alice Pickelsimer, 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 at 106 North Cherry Street, Cherryville, North Carolina, on or before the 29th day of September, 2022, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate will please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 29th day of June, 2022. Clifton Daryl Crowe, Executor Counsel for the Estate: PALMER E. HUFFSTETLER, JR. ATTORNEY AT LAW 106 North Cherry Street Cherryville, NC 28021 Telephone: 704-435-4907 CE (6/29 & 7/6,13,20/2022)

Custodians Janice Willis and Grant Anthony take a short break from working on one the school rooms to talk with new Cherryville Elementary Principal Patrick Watson.

Lincoln County man charged with child sexual assault Suspect being held under a $95,000 secured bond LINCOLNTON – The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported on July 6, that a western Lincoln County man is facing several charges in connection with a child sexual assault. On July 2, 2022 Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence on Bill Ledford Road, Vale, in reference to a sexual assault involving a juvenile female. During the investigation,

JUSTIN COLT REYNOLDS Det. G. Killian developed a suspect in the case, Justin

Colt Reynolds, 31, of Flay Rd., Cherryville. The suspect, who was known by the victim, was located at his residence by LCSO patrol deputies and taken into custody. Reynolds is charged with statutory sex offense with a child, second degree rape, indecent liberties with a minor and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile. He was taken before a Lincoln County magistrate and ordered held in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $95,000 secured bond.










In the Matter of the Estate of: ETTA REBECCA STYERS, Deceased

Having qualified as Executrix of the Estate of Kenneth Dean Moffitt, Sr., 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 at 106 North Cherry Street, Cherryville, North Carolina, on or before the 29th day of September, 2022, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate will please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS and DEBTORS Having qualified on the 24th day of June, 2022 as Co-Executors of the Estate of ETTA REBECCA STYERS, 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 15th day of October, 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 13th day of July, 2022 Richard Thomas Styers, Jr., Co-Ex. 2608 Cleveland Avenue Grover, NC 28073 Veronica Lynn S. Swink, Co-Ex. 1005 Jackson Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086 C. Andrew Neisler, Jr. CLONINGER & NEISLER ATTYS P.O. Box 515, 300 E. King Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086

This the 29th day of June, 2022. This the 29th day of June, 2022. Betty Costner Moffitt, Executrix

Benetta D. Dunning, Co-Executrix Cynthia E. Swisher, Co-Executrix

Counsel for the Estate: PALMER E. HUFFSTETLER, JR. ATTORNEY AT LAW 106 North Cherry Street Cherryville, NC 28021 Telephone: 704-435-4907

Counsel for the Estate: PALMER E. HUFFSTETLER, JR. ATTORNEY AT LAW 106 North Cherry Street Cherryville, NC 28021 Telephone: 704-435-4907

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Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Helen Overcash Dellinger, 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 at 106 North Cherry Street, Cherryville, North Carolina, on or before the 29th day of September, 2022, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate will please make immediate payment to the undersigned.



As for continuing the Little Ironmen traditions for which the school is so proud, he said, “We would like to continue to build on the wonderful things happening at Cherryville Elementary. We are looking for a parent to lead our PTO for the upcoming school year, and we would like to remind parents of kindergarten students to register them as soon as possible. I am extremely excited to be principal at Cherryville Elementary, and I look forward to meeting all of our students and parents in August.” For any questions or information about the kindergarten programs at Cherryville Elementary, calll (704) 836-9115, or visit them on the Gaston County Schools website.



From Page 1 first school as a principal, but added he has been in supervisory positions previously. “I was appointed assistant principal at Southwest Middle School from 2012 – 2017, and an AP at Bessemer City Central Elementary from 2017 – 2022,” he said.

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Post 100 seniors Area IV best-of-5 quarterfinals started July 8 Rainy weather bedevils Legion games, postponing some by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

The Cherryville American Legion Post 100 seniors Area IV quarterfinals, best-of-5 series started last Friday night at 7 p.m., at Fraley Field as Coach Bob Reynolds and his men, representing Area IV West, took on visiting Matthews Post 235, who represented the Area IV East. And, as seems to be the case, the weather is wreaking havoc on many of the games, forcing the teams to postpone some games and reschedule. That said, in this first Area IV Q-finals matchup, the Post 100 men blanked the Matthews squad at Fraley, 7-0. Coach Reynolds started with right-hander Joseph Webb, who threw three (3) strikeouts and went five inning to get the win. Kanon Willis came in the sixth inning and finished the game, striking out one batter and walking one. The Legion men got their 7 runs off of 6 hits, and their leading hitters and scorers in this first game of the series were: Landon Hahn (1-4, a double); Ashton Pope (a hit, a walk, and scored on a wild

Post 100 right-hander Joseph Webb prepares to deliver a pitch to the Matthews batter at last Friday’s Area IV quarterfinals Game One of the best-three-of-five series games. (photos by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media) pitch. He was hit twice by Matthews on Saturday at pitches); Chase Miller (1-1); 7 p.m., but rain forced the Jacob Hamrick (2-3, a dou- postponement of it and Game ble, an RBI, and scored on a Two was scheduled for Frawild pitch); Zane Brockman (a walk); Cole Irby (hit by a ley Field on Sunday, July 10, pitch); Will Fowler (2 walks with a later start time of 7:30 and an RBI); Will Blackburn p.m. Game Three is slated (Fielder’s Choice and scored); to be played, therefore, at Tobias Miller (a walk); Colin Matthews’ home stadium on Huss (a walk); Reid Stroupe Monday, July 11, at 7 p.m., (a hit and a walk); and Tayweather permitting, of course. lor Cook (scored on a wild (Additional informapitch). tion by Susan L. Powell and Game Two in the series was to have been played at Danny Eaker)

The Matthews batter is caught looking at the strike in last Friday’s match between them and Post 100 at Fraley Field.

Post 235’s batter gets a piece of the ball as it rockets away for a base hit.

Post 100’s Landon Hahn almost makes it to first base but the Matthews first baseman has it and his foot is on the bag!

Getting the first hit in the best 3-of-5 series, Cherryville batter Ashton Pope crushes one deep into the infield for a solid base hit.

In tribute to those who take front-line positions when a pandemic strikes, the ALWS is honoring medical personnel with FREE admission to all 15 games of the 2022 ALWS. There is no way to compensate them fully for their service, but we can acknowledge our gratitude.

Post 100’s Ashton Pope strides across first after getting a big hit – the team’s first of the night – in last Friday’s Game One of the best 3-of-5 quarterfinals at Fraley Field.

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Post 100 pitcher Joseph Webb attempts to pick off the Matthews runner as Cherryville first baseman Will Blackburn gets ready to field the throw and tag him out.

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EMPLOYMENT START TODAY! Needed Auto Mechanic / Body Repairman. Experienced a must. Great Pay. Full Time, 40 hours per week or more. Apply in person Car Works Llc, 3510 Fallston Road, Shelby, NC 28150. No phone calls please.

ANNOUNCING OUR NEW OFFICE LOCATION. The SALVATION ARMY of Cleveland & Rutherford County’s Office is now located at 310 West Dixon Blvd., Shelby NC 28152. Phone (704) 482-0375 NEW! SOUL’S HARBOR MINISTRIES BIBLE STUDY @ Manor on Main 226 S. Main St. Mount Holly, NC 28120. Additional events: Youth rallies, game nights, prayer nights! We can’t wait to meet you! (704) 812-8026


COATS PERFORMANCE YARNS (CLEVEMONT). Coats Performance Yarns (Clevemont) 501 York Road, Kings Mountain. Apply Within. 8 hour shifts. For more information, email Kimberly.Durden@coats. com or call 704-739-4119.

LEGAL SALES REP / CLIENTSVCSREP. NY Law Firm is seeking s/o experienced in Sales to convert calls, emails, online chats to signed legal retainers (sales) in the E-Commerce Online Marketplace Legal field. Competitive candidates must be organized, have very strong communication skills and be able to manage time effectively. Salary is commensurate with experience. Position is Full-time, 40 hours/ week, may require evening hours/weekends, holidays and overtime. Primarily remote work but may have to attend in-person meetings periodically and for training in the Spindale/Rutherfordton areas. When become eligible, benefits include 401k (w/co match), possible Health Insurance, Dental, Life Ins, Vision, EAP, paid time off and potential for bonuses. Potential clients call us for help and are under a lot of duress. Therefore candidates must be empathetic and good listeners and have strong interpersonal skills. A legal background is preferred but not required. You will be trained to understand the inner workings of all areas of our practice, work with our attorneys and paralegals, billing and ethics. Only serious candidates with experience in Sales (not Retail Customer Service) will be considered. We are an EOE. (212) 2955811 EXPERIENCED AUTO BODY TECH/MECHANIC NEEDED. Your Shop or mine. Must have own tools and valid drivers license. (704) 445-0970

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 704-297-0103 GLENWOOD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY is accepting new students. NC scholarships available to families who qualify. Contact Frankie McDaniel 828-305-4233. (828) 305-4233

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 704-284-3303

EMPLOYMENT NEEDED: ONCE OR TWICE MONTH MAID. References required. Please Call and leave voicemail. NO texts. Gastonia. (980) 745-5396 ONE ON ONE CARE is hiring for full/part time in the group homes for 2nd shift. Transport experience recommended not required. Hrs are 2p-11p weekdays and 8p-8a weekends. Apply in person at 203 Lee St., Shelby


5 STAR AUTO SALES HIRING 30 hours a week. No experience necessary. Must be able to work independently, be honest, very dependable, and able to take detailed notes. Will learn all aspects of the business plus help with the storage units next door. Starting pay $10 an hour. Apply in person/No phone calls. 2-4 Monday-Friday. 5 Star Auto Sales, 1002 Polkville Road (Hwy 226 N.), Shelby, NC 28150


GRADING, EXCAVATION, DUMP TRUCK, SEPTIC. Local grading and excavation contractor that offers start to finish services. From day 1 lot clearing to final landscape after house is built, we do it all. Driveways, roadways, erosion control, building pads, utility trenching and much more. If it involves improving your land, call us. We can also haul gravel, mulch, dirt, sand or whatever you need hauled. We are certified to install and repair septic systems in North Carolina. Our company is insured and available to provide you with a free estimate. Our company is Veteran owned so we extend a 10% labor discount to all Veterans, First Responders and Senior Citizens. We also provide 10% labor discount to returning customers. We proudly serve Rutherford County and the surrounding areas. Call, Text or Email any time. Justin Bailey (828) 305-5371 GRAVEL $170/TON. Miscellaneous junk removal, Trenching excavator, $65/hr, $50/unload. Firewood, tree-trimming except over house. Estimate, 864490-9803 complaints or problems. CALL US FIRST. PRESSURE WASHING, Deck Restoring, Handyman Services, Hot Water Tanks, Minor Repairs, Much More! Over 25 years exp, Honest Dependable. Call 704-6924449 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) 418-5736 WILL CLEAN HOUSES AND BUSINESSES. Worked 15 years in hotel housekeeping. Reasonable rates. Call for details. (704) 419-9016 RETIRED GENERAL CONTRACTOR AVAILABLE. “SPECIALIZING IN DECKS” Repairs and New Construction. Rutherford/Cleveland County areas. Contact Bob at (828) 476-6058 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) 2950750


NEW HOPE PRESCHOOL IS REOPENING! First Day of School: Tuesday, September 6th. Preschool every Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday from 9:00 - 12:00. Welcoming All 3 and 4 Year old children to come share a wonderful year of learning, growing, and fun! Registration Fee: $50 Monthly Tuition: $175 New Hope Baptist Church, Earl, NC. Email or call for more information! (803) 389-3282 newhopepreschool04@gmail. com

YARD SALES CLEVELAND COUNTY MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE SATURDAY, JULY 16th, 8 am11 am. Rain date: Saturday, July 23rd. Love’s Fishbox, 1104 Shelby Road, Kings Mountain, NC 28086 RUTHERFORD COUNTY FRIDAY-SATURDAY, JULY 15 & 16. 8AM-2PM. Model trains, specialty cake pans, household, Christmas, toys, miscellaneous. 840 Shiloh Road, Forest City, NC 28043

ANTIQUES ANTIQUES FOR SALE. Antique Cruet Set $150. Reproduction Cruet set 450. Glass Ice Buckets with tongs $25 ea. Hobo Box $40. Nippon China Tea Pot, Creamer & Sugar, $60. Lots of other antiques for sale. 300 mostly large antique marbles $60. Child’s Colonial Wooden Table, 2 chairs, $50. Child’s Wooden China Hutch $50. Call between 12:00 & 6:00pm. (704) 300-0030

FOR SALE 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. 704-434-6389, (704) 473-0867 GASTON MEMORIAL PARK 2 PLOTS Veterans Section near main entrance, 2 grave plot fronts on road, $8000. Approximate GPS location 35.249,-81.143 veteranplot@

BUSINESS SERVICES EB MOBILE MECHANIC. I will come to you to repair any car, lawnmower or tractor. Honest & reliable. (704) 300-2332

HOME REMODELING. Interior and exterior remodeling. Tile, decks, flooring, we do it all! Call Charlie today for your free estimate! (828) 244-7087 WE BUILD FENCES AND DECKS. Call 704-274-0452 or (704) 977-6355 JIM’S PAINTING SERVICES. Exterior painting only. We also stain decks. Free estimates. You will be pleased with our work. We have references. 828287-9272. (828) 429-7511 SHIPMAN’S MASONRY- 48 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Brick, Block & Stone, Outside Fireplaces, Foundations, Underpinnings. “Free Estimates”. 1st Quality Work! (863) 532-1587 COPPERHEAD ROAD LAWN AND FIELD. Give us a call for prompt friendly service. Offering lawn care and field services (light tractor work, soil sampling and analysis) at reasonable prices. Standard lawn package: (mowing, trimming, blowing off driveways and porches.) (704) 692-0662

PRIDE MOBILITY CHAIR. Electric wheel chair, seat lifts to 26 “. delivered, warranty. 225 lb weight limit. Call Scooterman John. 704-951-4224 or MT 704438-1292.$695 FREE UPRIGHT PIANO. Vintage Lester. You move. “Very Heavy”. (704) 538-5049 SEASONED FIREWOOD. Small bundles stretch wrapped $5 each. Will deliver 15 miles outside Cherryville. $40 minimum for delivery. 704-5383081, (704) 435-3970

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1995 FORD RANGER ALUMINUM RIMS with tires, set of 4, 225/R70/R14, $800. China cabinet $350. 3 piece white wall cabinets $250. TV stand, $50. Dresser with mirror $75, oil heater $125, door $40, wood bed (no mattress or box spring) $85. Table with 4 chairs $125. Gun cabinet $65, stainless settle kitchen sink $65. Roll away bed, no mattress $50. 40 boxes yard sale stuff $300. Treadmill $250.100 lb propane tank for 2 bottles $185. Baby stroller $50, desk $50 Home Lite water pump $250, (3) 26” girls bikes $75 each. Baby changer $50. 18x20 building $900, with contents $1800. (803) 818-1215

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Wednesday, July 13, 2022

The Cherryville Eagle

FOURTH From Page 1 a great event. We also could not be successful without the many volunteers that help!” Cherryville Chamber of Commerce Director Mary Beth Tackett said, “We are so thankful that we were still able to have this year’s festival. We want to say a huge thank you to Gaston County Schools for partnering with us and allowing us to use Rudisill Stadium as a venue during our Streetscape construction. I would like to give a special shout out to (CHS Athletic Director) Scott Harrill for being there through the whole process and helping us out tremendously with this event. We would like to thank our sponsors, Main Street Family Care, Piedmont Lithium, FleetNet America, Hometown Direct Care, Somerset Court, Sheriff Alan and Cathy Cloninger, Napa Truck and Auto and Wal-Mart. “This event would not have been possible without our sponsors and of course volunteers. Our event team, made up of Gary Dellinger, Hannah Garrett, Mike Clark, Tina Clark, Allison Brewer and Emily Blackburn, were amazing as usual, and were there set up and to tear down.

Jim Quick and Coastline providing the music for the much-loved Cherryville fireworks, as did a local DJ. See more photos on page 10. (photo by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media) We had a ton of support from the City’s Public Works Department as well for this Independence Day Celebration. Those guys were there with us the whole time doing whatever needed to be done. It was a great help! Of course, as always, thank you to the Cherryville Police Department for keeping us safe and to the Cherryville Fire Department for the amazing fireworks show!” City of Cherryville Downtown Director David Day agreed, adding, “I thought this year’s Independence celebration went extremely well,

with the new locations and its challenges. The Cherryville High School athletic director, Scott Harrill, worked so well with the event leader, Mary Beth Tackett, and the festival and events team. I personally oversaw the beer garden, which was in a separate location from the festival. It was located on Hoyle Street. We were able to add the beer garden and this was a great asset to the festivities. We had so many volunteers from the community who helped make this successful in this temporary location and the experience brought huge crowds to

the Cherryville festival which continued with its reputation of being one of the best in Gaston County.” Cherryville Fire Chief Jason Wofford said of the celebration, “I am extremely thankful for all the firefighters who took the time away from family and vacations to help participate in setting off fireworks for our July 4th celebration. It takes a great amount of work to pull this off and they have done so for 20-plus years. Special thanks go to Assistant Chief (Colby) Heffner and Captain (Nathan) Bowman for putting on a

Page 9 great show. Everything went well without any reports of damage. I would also like to thank the First United Methodist Church and its members for allowing us to utilize their parking lot for the fireworks.” Assistant Fire Chief Heffner was equally excited about how it all went down, noting, “I believe that this year’s fireworks were great! Everything went as planned and there were no injuries reported that I am aware of! We had great support from our members at CFD, surrounding mutual aid departments (Waco VFD, Hugh’s Pond VFD and others, Cherryville Police, GEMS and Gaston County Sheriff’s Office), Gaston County Schools, and most importantly, First United Methodist Church! Their willingness to allow us to use their parking lot to shoot the fireworks created a safe viewing experience for all and we are very grateful for their support and cooperation. I have only heard positive comments from numerous citizens and city employees about the event. We are proud to serve in this capacity for the City of Cherryville and we look forward to always providing a safe, and enjoyable, fireworks display for the citizens and visitors of Cherryville!” Captain Bowman echoed his sentiments, adding, “I

heard a lot of good things about the fireworks and celebration. From a fire aspect we had no incidents except the vehicle wreck as people were leaving the show at Hick St., and Church Street. I believe this year with the help of Waco, Hugh’s Pond, and Tryonota Fire Departments, it has helped our department grow closer together and strengthen our bonds with each other. We look forward to serving the city and celebrating our freedom for many years to come. We especially want to thank each and every veteran that has served, is serving, and that will serve, our great nation in the future.” Cherryville Police Chief Cam Jenks said the City workers did an excellent job, as did the men and women of the Cherryville Police Department and other attending law enforcement agencies who assisted that night, in making sure it was a safe and great celebration for the City of Cherryville. For more information on future Cherryville events, go to the City of Cherryville’s website at or the Chamber’s web site at https:// chamber-of-commerce.




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A stunning example of the night’s fireworks as things got started, this classic chrysanthemum-style blast lit up the night. (Photo by Susan L. Powell)


The crowd at the July 1 Independence Day festivities got to Rudisill Stadium early in order to get good seats in front of the band.(photos by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

August 9

Throw in a little red, white and blue and it’s a PARTY – a “pyro party”; one enjoyed by all at the July 1 Cherryville Independence Day fireworks event, held at Rudisill Stadium.

2022 7PM - 9PM

Members of the Cherryville Fire Department setting up the fireworks just prior to the start of the Cherryville 2022 Independence Day celebration. (photo provided by the CFD)


STADIUM Teams, Team Parents & General Public Invited


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Some popular options in this category include: Addmotor’s M-340 Electric Fat Trike and M-360 Semi-Recumbent Trike (both $3,000,; Emojo Caddy Pro ($2,900,; Sixthreezero EVRYjourney 250W Tricycle ($2,200,; EWheels EW-29 ($2,000,; and Buzz Cerana T ($1,700,

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