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Fire Chief/City Manager Cash retirement effective Jan. 1, 2022 Asst. Fire Chief Wofford promoted to Fire Chief effective Jan. 2, 2022 by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor michael@cfmedia.info

Coach Tim Pruitt is seen here going over some passing skills with the Ironmen at their July 13 7 on 7’s. (photos by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

CHS football Ironmen run ‘7 on 7’ drills at Rudisill Stadium by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor michael@cfmedia.info

It will soon be time for CHS gridiron fans to say, like the television commercial lyrics belt out, “Are you ready for some football?” With that in mind, Ironmen football head coach Tim Pruitt said the young men of the CHS 2021-2022 gridiron squad took to the

field recently at Rudisill Stadium to work on some 7 on 7 drills with a couple of other teams. Said Coach Pruitt, “On July 13, we had two 7 on 7’s at home. On Tuesday we competed against Lincolnton and Polk County, and on Thursday, we played against East Burke. We had 20 players participate.” Coach Pruitt noted that See CHS, Page 6

Gaston COVID cases, hospitalizations rise as Delta variant spreads GASTONIA – After more than a month of low COVID-19 case counts and hospitalizations, last week Gaston County began to see a rapid acceleration of both as the Delta variant begins to spread in the community. The Delta variant is now estimated to account for more than four out of every five COVID-19 cases in the United States, and is causing severe disease and death in unvaccinated individuals. “The Delta variant is much more infectious and transmissible than the original strain,” Gaston County Public Health Medical Director Dr. Tia Robertson said. “The viral load builds up quickly, making it more contagious earlier on in the course of the disease.” Robertson urged anyone experiencing COVID-like symptoms to get tested at one of the numerous pharmacies, clinics or medical facilities across the county – particularly if they are unvaccinated. Some symptoms with the Delta variant may be more likely than others, with a loss of

taste and smell a less common symptom than headaches, runny noses and sore throats, according to data from studies conducted in Great Britain. In Gaston County the percent positive rate has now surpassed 5 percent for the first time since early May. Indeed, the number of Gaston County residents hospitalized due to COVID has climbed into the double digits for the first time in nearly two months. Additionally, the average age of those hospitalized has been trending younger, thanks in part to higher vaccination percentages among the county’s 65-and-older population. “More than a year after trials began for COVID vaccinations, we have yet to see significant adverse reactions,” Gaston County Board of Commissioners Chairman Tom Keigher said. “I respect folks’ decisions to not take the vaccine, but I do think there should be more consideration for others. We very well could end up back to where we’re wearing masks again if we don’t put an end to this while we have the chance.” See COVID, Page 9

According to a media release from City Manager/ Fire Chief Jeff Cash, he has announced his retirement as Fire Chief and City Manager effective Jan. 1, 2022, and the promotion of Assistant Fire Chief Jason Wofford to Fire Chief effective Jan. 2, 2022. For four decades Chief Cash has served the City of Cherryville, beginning his career at the Cherryville Fire Department in December of 1981. He was promoted to Fire Chief in 1984, and then promoted to City Manager/Fire Chief in 2018. In the media release, it is noted Chief Cash, “… has given the City of Cherryville exceptional service for 40 years. He will leave behind a legacy of growing this department in all capacities such as personnel,

FIRE CHIEF/CITY MANAGER JEFF CASH equipment, apparatus, call volume, training, and lowering their ISO rating to a Level 2. “During his tenure as City Manager, he has done a remarkable job of leading the City of Cherryville into projects that promote overall growth, updating critical infrastructure, and creating a stronger workforce.” Assistant Fire Chief Wofford, noted the media release, “…began his ca-

ASSISTANT FIRE CHIEF JASON WOFFORD Photos by MICHAEL E. POWELL

reer with the Cherryville Fire Department in February of 1989 as a Junior Firefighter, (then was) hired full-time in 1993 as a Driver/Engineer, promoted to Captain/ Fire Marshal in 1998, and to Assistant Fire Chief in 2010.” AFC Wofford holds the following certifications: Firefighter I & II, Hazardous Materials Level I, Driver Operator, ERT, EVD, Fire and Life Safety

Educator I, II, III, Fire Investigator Technician, Fire Officer I, II, Instructor I, RT Ropes, RT VMR, Chief 101, Fire Inspector Level I, II, and III, and various other leadership courses. The vacancies left by Chief Cash’s retirement and the promotion of Assistant Chief Wofford will be addressed internally through the Cherryville Fire Department.

City’s Main Street Program earns national accreditation Program recognized by Main Street America For the sixth year in a row, Main Street America has named the Cherryville Main Street Program as a nationally accredited Main Street program. The coveted designation is Main Street America’s highest status and recog-

nizes that Cherryville’s program meets rigorous performance standards. Nationally, just over half of participating communities receive this designation. To earn the prized designation, Cherryville’s program demonstrated a strong commitment to comprehensively revitalizing Cherryville’s downtown commercial district. And, Cherryville’s Main Street

Program meets strict requirements for building a strong organizational structure, maintaining active public-private partnerships, tracking progress, and preserving historic buildings. “We’ve worked diligently to meet the national standards,” said David Day, Cherryville’s Downtown Director. “We’re excited about the future. We’re revitalizing Main Street and at

the same time keeping our hometown’s historic character. Our downtown will be a catalyst for the economic growth for our entire community.” Cherryville Mayor H.L. Beam enthusiastically pointed to the many improvements already in place downtown as evidence of the program’s success. But Mayor Beam was equally See CMS, Page 5

Former Cherryville native promoted to Colonel in Air National Guard Gerald H. “Chip” Wofford, Jr., became a ‘full bird’ colonel on March 25, 2021 by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor michael@cfmedia.info

Cherryville certainly has had its share of native sons and daughters who have risen high in the ranks of the U.S. military in the past. Its most recent former citizen is Col. Gerald H. “Chip” Wofford, Jr., who was promoted to Colonel at a March 25, 2021 ceremony.

Col. Gerald H. “Chip” Wofford in his Air National Guard dress blue uniform, wearing his awards and medals ribbons.

According to his biography, Col. Wofford is the “…Director of Cyberspace Operations (A6) for the North Carolina Air National Guard.” In that capacity Col. Wofford is, as is noted, “… responsible for advising the Assistant Adjutant General for Air and Chief of Staff on all Cyber matters and serves as the liaison between the NCNG J6/G6, the NGB Air, Space, Intelligence, & Cyber Dominance Directorate, and the Cyber units of the 145th Airlift Wing.” Furthermore, Col. Wofford is a Master Cyber Operator with 27 years of Information Technology and Cybersecurity

experience. Col. Wofford noted he is not on active duty but has always been in the reserve component. “I am currently in the Air National Guard as a Drill Status Guardsman (DSG),” he said, via email. Col. Wofford, who is the brother to Cherryville Fire Department Assistant Chief Jason Wofford, is a son of Callie Ann Wofford of Cherryville and Jerry Wofford of Townville, S.C. A CHS graduated (1987), he graduated from College Belmont Abbey College, with BA in Business, and a See WOFFORD, Page 3

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GASTONIA – Guy Andrew Wallace passed away on Monday, July 19, 2021 at Covenant Village, Gastonia, with his family surrounding him in love. He battled Parkinson’s Disease with related dementia for a number of years. Guy was born Jan. 25, 1943, in Lincoln County. His parents were the late Charles and Rena Wallace of Cherryville. He graduated from Lenoir – Rhyne University. He spent two years in the U.S. Army and served with the Top Security Unit of Headquarters Company, Fort Myer, VA, stationed in The Pentagon, Washington, DC. He spent the next 30 years as an accountant for Public Service Co. of NC, now Dominion Energy in Gastonia. Guy attended West Avenue Presbyterian Church, Gastonia, for 53 years until it closed in 2018. He then found a church home at First Presbyterian Church of Belmont. He was a very committed Christian who served his church as Elder, Deacon, Treasurer, Youth Leader, and on a number of committees in the church and with The Presbytery of Western NC. He was an unassuming man who loved to work in his yard and on the family farms. Guy volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, Crisis Assistance Ministry, United Way and was dedicated to the Red Cross Blood donor program, giving over 17 gallons of blood. He was an ardent collector of items such as seashells, coins, and stamps as well as other eclectic items. He came to enjoy Western Square Dancing with the many friends he made and many square dance travels. After retirement, Guy and his wife traveled in the US and in foreign countries. He was a faithful participant in Rock Steady Boxing for Parkinson’s Disease. Guy is survived by his wife of 56 years, Paula Hastings Wallace; son, Alec Wallace (Tammy) of Gastonia; and daughter, Sonya Snowdon (Warren) of Charlotte; grandchildren: William Wallace and Ava, Cooper and Marley Snowdon; brother, Forrest Wallace (Sandra) of Cherryville; sister, Patricia Wofford (Kenneth) of Newton; sister-in-law, Sylvia Sellers (Charles) of Gastonia; and nieces, the Rev. Lou Ann Sellers (Thomas Herwig), Nancy Roberts (David), Jeleta Auten (Mike), Landis Taylor (Gabe) and their children. A special thank you is extended to Rachel Brown and the Hospice providers of Lincoln County, as well as the caring staff at Covenant Village. A memorial service was held at First Presbyterian Church of Belmont with the Rev’s. Sam Warner and Daria Ragan on Sunday, July 25 at 3 p.m. The family received friends one hour before the service in the church Gathering Area. Burial was private in the Carpenter – Wise cemetery at the family farm on Aderholdt Rd., Lincolnton. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region, 7845 Little Ave., Charlotte, NC, 28226; The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, NY, NY, 10163; or to The First Presbyterian Church of Belmont, 102 S. Central Ave., Belmont, NC, 28012. A Simple Service Burial and Cremation of Gastonia served the Wallace family.

AUSTIN, TX – On June 25, 2021 Eva Janice Summer escaped the bodily restraints that had been so at odds with her adventurous and spirited nature, free to soar again. Jan was born Feb. 13, 1944 in Cherryville, N.C., but spent the rest of her life exploring the many worlds and adventures that life presented. A brilliant lawyer, faithful friend, loving partner and loyal family member, Jan lived her life joyfully, responsibly and with humility. Her home, whether in Austin, Houston or in the mountains of North Carolina, was full of good food, music, arts and crafts, acceptance and joy. And, of course, at least one spoiled cat. From a family of builders, she seemed happiest when the smell of sawdust was in the air. It was not unusual to find Jan designing and overseeing home construction or renovation projects all resulting in colorful and imaginative dwellings. A graduate of Wake Forest University and the University of Texas Law School, Jan spent the majority of her career in public service. She first worked in the office of North Carolina Governor Terry Sanford, joining his initiative to improve public education. The opportunity to work with this dynamic, reform-minded leader had a lasting influence on Jan’s future involvement in politics and public service. After law school, Jan served as law clerk to Chief Justice Joe Greenhill, of the Supreme Court of Texas. She began her real estate practice with the law firm of Daugherty, Kuperman, Golden & Morehead in Austin. Her private practice was followed by several years with the University of Texas Office of General Counsel where her real estate skills proved invaluable in negotiating leases and managing University properties across Texas. In 1993 Jan became the founding director of The

Center for Public Pol¬icy Dispute Resolution at the University of Texas School of Law. There she mentored community leaders, aspiring arbitrators and elected officials in their roles as facilitators for consensus. She served in that capacity for 17 years, retiring in 2010. As a founding member of the Center for Women in law at UT, Jan played an important role in providing scholarships for aspiring young women law students. She was a contributing member of Leadership Austin and of the Women’s Political Caucus. Jan was elected by her peers to the Board of the Austin Bar Association, where she served with distinction. Jan’s world travels started with her mother and her insatiable wanderlust continued throughout her life. Many friends and family members still enjoy sharing tales of their numerous travel adventures at home and abroad with Jan. After her retirement, Jan’s love of handmade objects led her to enroll in many classes at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. She studied wood shop and drawing, but her favorite craft, working with clay, became a big part of her life. Many lucky friends hold dear the colorful and beautiful objects she created. We wish to express our gratitude to Pin Oak Caregivers who sent Remi, Oby, Trevana and Elizabeth to care tenderly for Jan as Alzheimer’s took her voice and physical agility. Hospice Plus provided her compassionate nurses, Shon and Marion. She leaves behind three brothers of Cherryville, N.C.; Larry, Garry, and Oren Summer, and their wives, nieces and nephews, two godsons, many dear friends from across the country, and her loving wife, Kay Little, of Houston. Memorial contributions in Jan’s memory may be made to: Ann Richards School Foundation, 2309 Panther Trail, Austin, Texas, 78704 (Annrichardsschool.org); or Travis Audubon – Chaetura Canyon, 3710 Cedar St., Box 5, Austin, TX, 78705 (Travisaudubon. org); or Penland School of Crafts (Penland.org). The family will gather at a later date to celebrate Jan’s life.

■ POLICE ARRESTS 7-16: Michael Robert Carver, 56, 216 Putnam St., Cherryville, was arrested at 3610 Dallas – Cherryville Hwy., Gaston County, by GCPD officers on one count of an OFA (contempt of court/perjury/court violation). 7-21: Rhonda Jean Black, 36, 206 Engle St., Cherryville, was arrested at this same address by GCPD officers on three (3) counts of an OFA (contempt of court/perjury/court violation). INCIDENTS 7-18: Cherryville restaurant reports call for service due to damages ($250/glass in door) by unknown person(s). Case is active and under further investigation. 7-19: Kings Mountain man and Bessemer City woman report B&E (motor vehicle) and simple assault by listed suspect. No reported injuries. Incident happened at a Cherryville address. Closed/cleared by arrest. 7-19: GCPD officers report further investigation into ATM/credit card fraud at 656 Kenwood Rd., Cherryville. WRECKS 6-29: A vehicle driven by Kimberly Denise Hen-

dricks, 53, 560 Fisher Rd., Cherryville, and a vehicle driven by Bertha Clark Montgomery, 58, 144 Montgomery Rd., Cherryville, were involved in an accident at Bud Black Rd., and E. Church Street. Ms. Hendricks told the responding officer she was stationary at the stop sign on Bud Black Rd., when the Montgomery vehicle hit her in the rear. Ms. Montgomery said she was stopped behind the Hendricks vehicle at the stop sign. She also said the Hendricks vehicle started to pull forward so she thought it was pulling onto the roadway so she proceeded behind it not knowing it had stopped. That was when they collided, she said. No injuries reported. Est. damages to the Hendricks vehicle: $400; to the Montgomery vehicle: $800. 7-14: A vehicle driven by Margaret Timmons Setzer, 83, 135 Lakeview Rd., Cherryville, was traveling east on W. First St., and disregarded the stop sign and made contact with a vehicle driven by Richard Andrew Elam, 71, 304 Old Post Rd., Cherryville, who was traveling south on N. Mulberry Street. No injuries reported. Est. damages to the Setzer vehicle: $2,000; to the Elam vehicle: $2,000. The Setzer vehicle was towed to The

Tire Shop by The Tire Shop. 7-16: As vehicles driven by Jessica Leeanna Rodgers, 26, 200 Heywood Ave., Apt. 810, Spartanburg, S.C., and Gregory Lee Hester, 53, 1400 Overbrook Trl., Lincolnton, Were slowing in the roadway of Hwy. 150, the Rodgers vehicle was struck in the rear by a vehicle driven by Kimberly Lynn Hamrick, 52, 204 Ramsey St., Cherryville. The impact caused the Rodgers vehicle to then strike a vehicle driven by Mr. Hester in the rear. Ms. Rodgers’ vehicle had substantial front and rear damage from the impact. Ms. Hamrick, according to the responding officer’s reports, had an open container of alcohol in the vehicle but she tested negative for alcohol impairment. She was cited for having the open container of alcohol in her passenger area and for failure to reduce her speed so as to avoid a collision. No injuries reported. Est. damages to the Hamrick vehicle: $3,000; to the Rodgers vehicle: $7,000; and to the Hester vehicle: $2,000. Ms. Hamrick’s vehicle was towed to McDaniel’s Towing by McDaniel’s Towing and the Rodgers vehicle was towed to KT Towing by KT Towing.

GCPD charge Dallas man with possession of child porn According to a recent media release from Gaston County Police, their department has charged a Dallas man, Andrew David McCullough, with possession of child pornography. In June, GCPD officers charged McCullough, 39, of 703 E. Main St., Dallas, with two (2) felony counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a child, two (2) felony counts of third-degree sexual exploitation of a child and one felony count of solicitation of a child by computer/electronic device to commit an unlawful sex act. The charges stem from a search warrant executed by Gaston County Police, with the assistance of Homeland Security Investigations and the Dallas Police Department. The search came as a

Andrew David McCullough (photo provided) result of a cybercrime tip received from the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC). The tip involved the solicitation/enticement of a minor over the Internet using Facebook Messenger. During the ensuing investigation, a juvenile victim was identified, which led to the County Police ob-

taining a search warrant for the home of McCullough. During the search, County Police detectives seized electronic storage devices belonging to McCullough. Forensic examinations were performed on the devices, which led to the discovery of images and videos containing child pornography. McCullough was arrested and is currently incarcerated in the Gaston County Jail, on a $250,000 secured bond. The investigation continues and anyone with information is asked to contact Det. R.L. Smith at (704) 866-3320, or Crimestoppers at (704) 861-8000. There is no further information on this available at this time.

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The change of command ceremony when Col. Chip Wofford (right of flag) took command of the 145th Communications Flight. (photos provided)

From Page 1 BS in Computer Information Systems; went to Graduate School at East Carolina University, and earned an MS in Information Security. Col. Wofford, additionally, has been through many military qualification and officer’s course from 2001 until the present, and continues his learning experience to stay on the cutting edge of his career and chosen profession. Col. Wofford said he lived in Cherryville for 20 years, until he got married in 1989, when he married April Renee (Rowe) Wofford of Dallas, NC. The two have two teenage children: a daughter, Marin; and a son, Matthew. Col. And Mrs. Wofford have had many assignments destinations in their lives but they now call Mount Holly, N.C., home, and have, he said, since 1997. Col. Wofford’s present assignment (since July 2020) is as Director of Cyberspace Operations (A6), JFHQ-NC, based in Raleigh. He said he is responsible to and for five staff members. Colonel Wofford said he chose the military because, “I wanted to be a part of something bigger than myself and to serve my country,” adding he began his military career in the U.S. Naval Reserve, then transferred to the NC Air National Guard as a communications officer given his

Col. Wofford during a training mission while he was the Operations Support Flight Commander in the 156th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron. He was in an Air Guard C-130 Hercules as part of Exercise Patriot North, Wisconsin, a Mass Casualty Exercise. civilian career in information technology. Colonel Wofford said he enlisted in the Naval Reserve in 1996 as a Data Processing technician and attended basic training at the Naval Support Activity in New Orleans and was assigned to the Mobile Ammunition Support Component (MASC) unit at the Navy and Marine Corps Reserve Center, Charlotte, N.C. “I received a reserve commission as a Supply Corps of-

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In this photo, Col. Chip Wofford is in an Army Blackhawk Medivac Helo, also as part of Exercise Patriot North, Wisconsin, a Mass Casualty Exercise. He was the Operations Support Flight Commander in the 156th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron at the time. ficer in the Navy Reserve in 1999 and served in the Navy Seabees (Construction Battalion),” he noted. As far as life after the military, Col. Wofford said he plans to continue his civilian career as a Cybersecurity Architect or some position in the Information Security career field. He added he hopes to continue with his hobbies, which include: Fitness (weightlifting, running, CrossFit, kayak/paddle boarding); reading; golf; aviation (he is a licensed private pilot); but mostly “…just to have more family time!” Colonel Wofford has received the following awards and decorations: Meritorious Service Medal (w/2 oak leaf clusters); the Air Force Commendation Meda; the Navy Achievement Medal (w/2 oak leaf clusters); a Meritorious Unit Award (w/one oak leaf cluster); an Air Force Outstanding Unit Award; the Navy Battle “E’ Ribbon; the Naval Reserve Meritorious Service Medal; the National Defense Service Medal; the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; the Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon w/gold border; the Air Force Longevity Service w/ silver oak leaf cluster; the Armed Forces Reserve Medal w/three “M” devices and one silver hourglass device; and the Navy Expert Pistol Shot Medal.


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OPINION

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

TODAY’S QUOTE:

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. – Helen Keller

“Boozie” Dellinger – A larger-than-life Cherryville icon! I try not to use this column space to write about people, as a rule, who have affected my life. I mean, sometime I do, but I didn’t do it previously as managing editor and columnist in Kentucky when I worked there, long ago and far away; I have been reluctant to do it now. One of the main reasons I hesitate is because you can’t write about everyone who has had an impact on your life and fit every one of them in in a small column, much less do them any justice. Obviously, some of the many folks my wife and I have had the pleasure to know and come – in our own tiny little way – to love and care about in our decade and a half of living in this great little town; well, to be fair – it would take a book (a REALLY BIG one!), lots of time, and a far better writer than myself to do them right, in the telling of their stories. Time, as we who are of the older per-

By Michael Powell michael.cherryvilleeagle@gmail.com

suasion know, is not on our side, no matter what Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones sang from back in the day. Heck, I can’t even start naming names here in this column of all the Cherryville folks and families who have helped us out or treated us like we were duly-born Cherryville folk for fear that I will forget somebody or leave someone out who rightly deserves mentioning. While (thankfully) many of those folks are still with us (and I hope will be

for a LONG time!), sadly, many have passed and gone on to be with the Lord and are in a far better place than we are right now, things being what they are. However – that said – I do want to mention the passing of one man who is; was – larger than life and someone who will be, and is, sorely missed by all who had the honor and privilege to know him, my wife and I being among that large group. That man is; was – Carl C. “Boozie” Dellinger. I said “Boozie” was larger than life and I meant it. His whole demeanor and personae were every bit of that for he was a man of another time period; a man who said what he meant and meant what he said, but had grown, throughout his many years on this earth, to know when to speak softly and when to carry the big stick to get things done. At least, that was my understanding of him and his ways.

Now, in all fairness, I admit most of my dealings with “Boozie” revolved around the Cherryville New Year’s Shooter’s, Inc., and most of those dealings were with Rusty Wise or other members of the group, but when I did speak with him at a Shooter’s dinner or a “shoot”, he was always kind, as I noted earlier, to me and my wife. I’m stumbling for words here people because I just don’t know how to describe to y’all how I feel right now about the loss of someone whose like

we shall never see again, in this world. Never. Oh, there will be others similar to “Boozie”. Others who will be just as kind or who will leave their mark on Cherryville as he did; he has. But there will never be another “Boozie”! Never! Like many who knew him, talked with him, went on “shoots” with him and the group of New Year’s Shooters he dearly loved, or shared a laugh and a fond memory between old friends and family at one of the host dinners, we miss

him terribly. Cherryville will never be the same without you, “Boozie”. So long, “Boozie”, and thanks for all the memories. And, as many of the Shooter’s have often heard him chant, this part of their chant rings true to me still, especially now, for I believe this of Boozie, that, “...Happy is the believing soul, Christ for you has paid the whole!” Rest in Peace, Boozie, my friend; rest in God’s great Peace...

When you least expect it life’s situations happen! Have you more than 30 ever met a years observstranger and ing students then wondered and their to yourself behaviors, why the person reactions, and behaved in a encounters certain way; with their whether it was friends and caring and reenemies. sponsible way Seriously, I By Anne S. Haynes or rude and obdo not know noxious way? why anybody – adult or Considering that my child – reacts in a particuentire career has been in lar way to life’s issues. a classroom in a public Sometimes I have surschool in North Caroprised myself with my relina with impressionable actions to life’s situations. students, I feel that I can The best I can determine speak to these strange beis it has a lot to do with havior issues responsibly. heredity as well as enviNow, don’t get me ronment. wrong; I am a retired elAs I said, I am not a ementary teacher who is doctor, but I have been still working as a tutor. I trying to analyze myself as am not a doctor of any I write these words. I am kind, shape, or distinction. a Christian, having been I am certainly not a soraised in a home where ciologist, although I spent we attended Shady Grove

Baptist Church. My parents were loving but strict, and my two brothers, David and Doug, and I knew right from wrong. I am focusing here on our environment’s impact on our lives and choices rather than that of heredity. I think the majority of my upbringing involved the fact that I was treated with love and respect along with a strong dose of the necessity of following the rules. I knew what was expected of me although many times it was not through actual spoken words. It really involved actions and deeds. For example, I made good grades and although my parents were proud of me, they didn’t respond a lot with words. It was more like having a special meal See HAPPEN, Page 5

OPINION: How is Kamala Harris doing on the job of quelling the border crisis? It appears the VP is at a loss for words. I wonder why. by JOHN GRIMALDI Guest columnist The American Dream is turning into a nightmare. When Emma Lazarus penned the words engraved on the Statue of Liberty it gave everlasting hope to those who sought the freedom and the opportunities the U.S. offered. All they needed to do was to knock at our door. As Ms. Lazarus put it, “Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” She didn’t say break down the “golden door” and let yourself in. But that seems to be how some would interpret it. The result

has been life-threatening chaos at our southern and southwestern borders where the influx of illegal immigrants has reached overwhelming proportions. To be fair, illegal immigration has been a problem for the U.S. for many years but since Joe Biden took office the numbers of illegals have been steadily growing. Prior to his taking office the traffic was measured by increments of tens of thousands; since February – his first full month in office – they are being measured by increments of 100’s of thousands. According to The Hill, “Illegal border crossings have reached a 20-year high. In the four months before Biden took office, illegal crossings averaged 70,000 a month. The

number rose to 97,640 in February, the first full month of Biden’s presidency; to 169,204 in March; and to 173,686 in April; and it was 172,011 in May.” The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency (CBP) says the numbers rose again in June, reaching 188,829, just about doubling the number in just five months. Why the surge? The Wall Street Journal put it this way, “Many migrants also say they believe that Mr. Biden is more welcoming than Mr. Trump, who targeted illegal immigration in his campaigns and as president. The notion of the U.S. being more welcoming has been reinforced through the news and on social media as would-be

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Wanting too many ‘things; a fast track to turmoil A happy and secure life does not mean immediate Glenn Mollette gratifiGuest Editorial cation. We have heard these words before, “I want it all and I want it now.” Wanting the things of life as quickly as possible is natural. Some climb the career ladder quickly achieving epic heights at young ages. Many burn the candle at both ends in order to have the biggest house the finance company will allow. Some want to have a certain number of children by a certain age along with a mega career, housing, cars and all that a segment of society considers successful. However, is your mental sanity worth the stress of all that it usually takes to get as much and as fast as you can? The common consensus by many is, “I don’t want

to wait until I’m old to have a nice house.” Or, “I don’t want to wait to enjoy the finer things of life.” An old acquaintance bought an expensive house in California a few years back and remarked, “I couldn’t wait to get into that incredible house and then I couldn’t wait until we sold it.” Another friend remarked, “The greatest day in my life was when I bought my boat and the second greatest day was when I sold it.” Our view of life’s wants and needs change throughout life. We look at some things as if we can’t live until we get them. After a while we realize life was simpler and more manageable before we had them. Consider pacing yourself. Remember this word as much as possible – afford. Try to buy, drive, and live with the ‘afford’ word as your ongoing theme. If you can’t afford it, you certainly don’t need it, whatever it is. Don’t overbuy on your house. Buy what you can

afford now and maybe soon you can sell and buy greater. If you are living beyond what you can afford you will end up losing ground. Getting behind with making payments on property or having to file bankruptcy will only put the things you want out of reach. Destroying your credit rating only dismantles what you will want to buy next. So, take your time. Trying to spend more and buy more than you can afford does not make you a greater person in anyone’s minds or eyes. Keep in mind that it’s your life and there’s nothing better than living life with peace of mind. If you can be comfortable, eat well and have a good daily life of health then what more do you really want? If you want more, then take your time, do good and more will probably become available to you. The wisdom writer of Proverbs said in 15:16, “Better a little with fear of the Lord than great wealth with turmoil.”

migrants see others successfully entering the U.S.” So, what is Mr. Biden doing to stem the flow of illegals? He put the matter in the hands of his not-so-competent Vice President, Ms. Kamala Harris. But, as I have noted in the past, she must be working in deep – very

deep– cover at her job of dealing with the crisis on our southern border. It took her more than three months after she was put in charge of the mess at the border to actually MAKE a visit to the border. A lot of good she was. When reporters asked her what she had accomplished, she gave

them this pithy reply, “I met with the children, with the young girls. And you know, it was interesting, they have obviously fled great harm. They’re there without their parents. They are also full of hope. They were asking me questions, ‘How do you become the first woman vice president?’”

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The people of the world? Jesus loves them too! in the church. I scroll Every through social media summer to see good people without fail making the most inwe expesidious comments rience the about their friends oppressive and neighbors. I wonweight of a der what is going on? humid day. Are people suffering The thick from lack of oxygen air seems WILL UPCHURCH from a year of masks? to slow all Chaplain – Cherryville Is it microchips in activity. We Police Department vaccines? Has a year don’t walk of isolation driven us through it; we swim through it. It’s the all insane? Is this just a part kind of heat that sucks the of living in the world today? Probably not. I think we life out of you. It’s just a part of living in the South. I don’t have forgotten part of the esknow if you have felt it, but sence of Christianity. We all know that God there is a similar heaviness that is hanging over society loves us. “Jesus loves me” today. Business owners tell is one of the first songs we me that customers are horrible learn to sing. Whole series to their employees. Preachers of sermons are based on the share the trials of infighting fact that there is no sin God’s

HAPPEN From Page 4 or dessert (anything chocolate), or being allowed to choose what television program to watch after supper, or going shopping to Rose’s Five & Dime with my mom in downtown Cherryville. I remember Mrs. Matthews in the eighth grade trusting me to run errands for her. I remember Mr. Saine in high school knowing who I was because he coached my brother, Doug in baseball and basketball. I remember Mr. Wesson and Mrs. Kidd with their advice for

CMS From Page 1 enthusiastic about the near future. “We’re going to see total transformation,” said Beam. “Our streetscape and renovated buildings will be a huge draw for even more business.” Cherryville City Manager Jeff Cash commended the sustained efforts of the CMSP team. “It takes a lot of focus and attention to win accreditation every year,” said Cash. “It’s a tribute to leaders and volunteers past and present.” Donna Beringer, chair of the Cherryville Main Street Program, saluted the program’s many volunteers. “Our volunteers have put

future success. I remember being treated with dignity and kindness by the Tryon principal, Mr. Lovingood, when I ran an errand to the office. I remember the kind words of encouragement by his wife, Mrs. Lovingood, who was a beautiful lady with a heart of gold for the students. My thoughts here could go on and on, but I especially wanted to remind myself and others to be careful of young ears and hearts around you. They absorb everything you say and do even when you don’t realize it. Have a great Summer! in hundreds of hours to make our program what it is,” Berringer said. Main Street America President and CEO Patrice Frey saluted the work done by accredited programs across the country in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. “I am inspired by their hard work and confident that these accredited communities will continue to help their downtowns flourish in the next stages of recovery,” said Frey. Nationally, over the last 40 years, the Main Street America program has spurred about $90 billion in public and private investment, about 700,000 new jobs, about 150,000 new businesses, and about 300,000 rehabilitated buildings.

love can’t overcome. The most popular verse is John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.” We know that when it says God loves the world, He means us too. Have we ever thought about replacing the word “world” in this verse with the word “them”? Think about this. Perhaps this is the key element we have forgotten. This lack of recognition that others are loved by God is the spiritual humidity that sucks the life out of our relationship with the world. On the night Christ was betrayed He commanded His followers to love one another as he loved them. This is the

Country breakfast at Shady Grove on Aug. 7 Shady Grove Baptist Church, 3240 Tryon Courthouse Rd., Cherryville, is having a Country Breakfast on Saturday, Aug. 7, from 7 to 10 a.m. Donations only. For more information, call the church at (704) 435-9605.

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call St. John’s Lutheran Church, who will be hosting this year. Please call St. John’s Lutheran Church to register your kids from now until July 26. Call Barbara at (704) 4359264. We will also offer free haircuts the day of the event. When you call to register, please register for that also. DayStar will also be there to share praise music. Table of Grace will serve hotdogs with all the trimmings.

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reminder that those who follow Him and those who betray Him are the same people, and Christ loves them. We should do the same. Before we berate an employee because our favorite food is out of stock, we should think, Christ loves them too. Before we go off on our brothers and sisters in Christ because they are “doing the church wrong” we should think, Christ loves them too. Before we turn on our devices and engage in the chaos of the Internet we should think, Christ loves all of them too. By doing this, the cool, crisp love of Christ may grant you peace and lighten the burdens of this life. God bless you all.

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

Living Word Ministries 306 East Academy Street Cherryville, NC 704-435-3213

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Revival Tabernacle 1104 Delview Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-4073

Word of Faith Ministry 306 Doc Wehunt Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-5560

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Some of the Polk County players at Rudisill Stadium at the 7 on 7’s hosted by CHS. (photos by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

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Senior Kadin Beaver throws a pass to a fellow Ironmen at the July 13, 7 on 7’s.

The CHS Ironmen center hikes the ball as his O-line hopefuls teammates work on some 7 on ‘7s drills at Rudisill Stadium on July 13. Returning Ironmen quarterback Kadin Beaver was out at the July 13, 7 on 7’s with some of his teammates and a few new hopefuls as the CHS coaching staff put the young men through their paces to see how they would perform on the field.

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Cherryville Post 100 Legion Seniors 2021 Area IV Champs by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor michael@cfmedia.info

Cherryville’s Post 100 Senior Legion team are the 2021 Area IV Champions after defeating Rutherford Post 423 in two games last week at Memorial Stadium/Fraley Field. According to the team’s Facebook page, this is the 23rd time a Post 100 Senior Team has played for the Area IV Championship. It further stated they have “…won 19 Championships and four (4) runner up titles since 1953, when Area IV went to the playoff series format.” Before the game on Friday, July 23, Post 100 and the crowd recognized the Little League 11- and 12-year-old 2021 All-Stars who recently won the District One Championship and played in the N.C. State Tournament Games at the Myers Park Trinity Complex in Charlotte. In Thursday’s July 22nd action, the Post 100 seniors squad played Rutherford Post 423 in a best two of three games and won Game One by a score of 15-0. While Rutherford’s team was short a few players they comported themselves well but were still unable to slow down a steamrolling Post 100 juggernaut led by hitter Brett Mason, Zach Wilson, Samuel Duncan, and Cole Irby. Starting pitcher Zach Wilson, who struck out four batters, got the win in this one as the Cherryville men got 15 runs on 13 hits. Noah Ingle came in relief and struck out two Rutherford batters. Wilson helped himself by going 2 for 4, got on base twice, had an RBI, and got on base after being hit by Rutherford’s pitcher. Duncan was 2 for 4, had a double and four (4) RBIs. Irby also was 2 for 4, had an RBI and was walked.

Cherryville Post 100 Senior Legion Team - 2021 Area IV Champions! They are, front row (L-R): head coach Bobby Reynolds, Collin Robinson, Brett Mason, Landon Hahn, Brady Mackall, Will Heavner, Jacob Hamrick, Samuel Duncan, Cody Mosteller, and Zach Wilson. Back row, standing (L-R): Asst. Coach Drew Reynolds, Reid Stroupe, Ty Heavner, Dalton Pence, Noah Huss, Noah Ingle, Joseph Webb, Will Fowler, Cole Irby, Zane Brockman, and assistant coach Robbie Cowie. (photo provided) Mason was 3 for 3 and had two (2) RBIs. Zane Brockman was 1 for 3, had 2 RBIs, and was walked; Joseph Webb, Landon Hahn, and Collin Robinson each were one for 3, with Hahn and Webb each driving in a run, while Robinson was walked. Will Heavner had two (2) RBIs, and got on base due to catcher interference, and was walked. The Friday, July 23, Game Two of this bestof-three games matchup saw the Post 100 team win again over Rutherford, this time by a score of 10-0. Three pitchers took the mound in this one for Coach Reynolds’ team as Joseph Webb started, striking out six batters and walking one; Brett Mason struck out three and walked none; and Brady Mackall struck out one and walked one as Post 100 rapped out 12 hits on their way to their 10-0 win. Webb helped himself by going 2 for 3, and Mason went 2 for 4, getting an RBI, and being walked. The remaining hitters and those who got on base for Cherryville were: Zach Wilson (1-3, 2 RBIs); Sam Duncan (1-4, an RBI,

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Post 100 pitcher Zach Wilson pitches to the Rutherford batter at last week’s Game One of the best-two-of-three between Post 100 and Post 423. (photos by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media) walked); Zane Brockman (an RBI and a walk); Will Heavner (walked); Cole Irby (2-4, a walk); Landon Hahn (2-3, a triple, an RBI, and a walk); Dalton Pence (1-1); Jacob Hamrick (walked); Cody Mosteller (walked); Noah Ingle (1-1, 2 RBIs); and Collin Robinson (walked). The NC State Legion Tournament, which is hosted by Cherryville American Legion Post 100, started Tuesday, July 27, and runs through to Sunday, Aug. 1. The Legion Mid-Atlantic Regionals start Wednesday, Aug. 4, and run through Sunday, Aug. 8, and will be played at Asheboro. The Legion World Series starts Thursday, Aug. 12, and runs through Tuesday, Aug. 17, and will be played in Shelby, N.C., at Keeter Stadium. Check the American Legion World Series website for game times. In Post 100 Junior Le-

Cherryville’s Wilson drives Rutherford base runner Alex Clark back to first, catching him off guard. First baseman Joseph Webb got the tag seconds later as Clark was a tad too slow. gion news, on Sunday, July 25, they defeated Carson and were scheduled to play in the Junior Legion State Championships on Monday afternoon. The Juniors, with an 18-4 record, defeated Carson 10-4 to get into the Junior Legion State Championship. (Additional information by Susan L. Powell and Danny Eaker) Post 423’s first baseman, Avery Strange, reaches for the throw, but it’s too late as Post 100’s Brett Mason runs through the bag, safe at first!

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MILLIKEN JOB FAIR. Be part of a company that has been in business over 150 years and has been voted the worlds most ethical company many times over. Starting pay $14.00/hr Call for more details, (828) 245-8787 dana@ 1firststaffing.com FULL TIME EXPERIENCED COMMERCIAL MECHANIC ASE Certified A Plus. Apply In Person at 1900 Elizabeth Ave., Shelby NC ONE ON ONE CARE is hiring for all shifts. Full/parttime hours available. Group homes are 6 beds or less. CNA/Nursing assistant jobs available but not required. No exp. necessary, all trainings included. Also hiring for Agency QP. Please apply in person at 203 Lee St., Shelby. FULL TIME MAINTENANCE MAN NEEDED. Maintain rental properties. Must have valid NC Drivers license. Pay depends on experience. (704) 473-4299 NOW HIRING Roofing Laborer. Call 704-477-0516. NOW HIRING LANDSCAPERS FOR FULL TIME YEAR ROUND EMPLOYMENT. Must have valid driver’s license and transportation. (704) 473-0341

ROOFING, SIDING, GUTTERS, LEAF GUARDS. Tim’s Roof Contractors is your local professional on all types of shingle roofing, metal roofing, Flat roofing and we install all styles and colors of vinyl siding, soffits, fascia trim and aluminum wrap. We are highly rated on Google 4.9 stars with 135 reviews/ BBB accredited with an A+ rating/ Background checked plus Owens Corning Preferred Contractors status. We offer Free Quotes / Roofing repairs and replacement services. Call us to talk to the local pro for services in Cleveland, Gaston, Lincoln and Rutherford Counties. Call us today 980-522-5606 or contact us through our website timsroof.com. We would like to earn your business. (980) 522-5606 sales@timsroof.com

TRIPLE D PAINTING LLC. All your painting needs, free estimates, over 25 yrs experience! Framing, facial boards and much more wood work available! Making your home, building or business look new again. (704) 418-5736 childresstracy1@gmail.com

NOW ENROLLING. NC Pre-K. North Carolina’s state funded kindergarten program for four-year-olds that promotes school readiness. Students must be 4 years of age on or before August 31, 2021. To apply, call 704-487-5792 and ask for Erica or Mandy or come by Connected Kids CDC, 600 N. Morgan Street, Shelby, NC.

YARD SALES CLEVELAND COUNTY 5 FAMILY YARD SALE. Sat., July 31st, 8am-12pm. Lots of children’s centers, toys, etc. Lamps, household items, window treatments, arts & crafts. Canceled if rain. 1400 Block of Briarcliff Road, Shelby Shelby, NC 28152 ESTATE TAG SALE. Sat., Aug. 7th, 2021 from 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM. Glassware, linen, cookware, furniture & more! 2132 Chatfield Rd., Shelby, NC 28150

RUTHERFORD COUNTY ESTATE/YARD SALE Fri.Sat., Aug. 6-7, 8-5; Furniture, household, tools, rods/reels, canning jars, more. 650 Gun Club Road, Bostic, NC 28018

ANTIQUES RAISED PANEL S-ROLL TOP DESK Solid oak serpentine roll top desk, circa 1910-1920. Original finish, Double bank of drawers to the floor with open carved oak pulls. Four drawers on left bank; two and one double tall file drawer on right bank. Serpentine roll is canvas-backed and in excellent condition. Knee-hole modesty panel intact and perfect. Original patina — never refinished. Fantastic panel work with 30 raised horizontal, vertical, and bat wing panels around the left, right, back sides, and in knee hole. Fully finished raised panel back. Large fitted interior with 24 vertical and horizontal pigeon holes of various sizes. Two interior drawers, two pencil/pen troughs and two secret sliding compartments. Double letter holders, one on each side. Automatic drawer lock/unlock with opening and closing of roll. Large center drawer between pedestals and one pull out writing board. Right side writing board is missing. Removable plate glass protects writing surface. Desk disassembles for easy moving. Mint condition. Great size for home office. 50”W x 49”H x 32”D plkohl@gmail.com VICTORIAN EASTLAKE MARBLE TOP WASHSTAND. Pristine 1890 washstand in excellent condition. Burl walnut front cupboard door. Three drawers all in working order. Original hardware and casters. Marble is perfect- no chips or cracks. 33”W x 17”D x 38-1/2”H to top of splash guard. A must see. $395.00 (828) 288-0730

FOR SALE JOHN DEERE RIDING MOWER. 42” riding mower. Good condition. $250. (704) 473-7726 GREAT DEAL!!! Set of 431x10 R15 Wheels and Tires for Ford Ranger. 90% Wear Left. 250.00. Set of 4 Tires wheels for Kia 205, 55 16. 90% wear. 200.00. Call 828287-3820. CAMPFIRE WOOD BUNDLES FOR SALE. Seasoned wood, stretch wrapped. Similar size to convenience stores/ home centers. $4.50 per bundle. (704) 435-3970

BUSINESS SERVICES CALL HENRY DODGE. 704470-5241. For Free Estimates on Home Improvement needs. Laminate Floor Installation, $2.50 per square foot. For Labor only.

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HOME REMODELING. Interior and exterior remodeling. Tile, decks, flooring, we do it all! Call Charlie today for your free estimate! (828) 244-7087 charliejohnston32@gmail.com

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WHIRLPOOL POWER SAVER AIR CONDITIONER. 18,000 BTU, $235. Leave message. (704) 297-0063 AMBER HONEY $50. Food Grade Totes $100, Plastic Drums $10, Drums with Lids & Rings $20, Burn Barrels $10. Call Jeff (Hickory, NC). (828) 327-4782 FACTORY CHROME WHEELS. Fit 20” Dodge Ram. 55 gallon Aquarium, complete set up w/ stand. Portable AC/Heater with remote L/N. (704) 487-0072

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USED CAMPER TOPS: BUY/SALE/TRADE. Various sizes and styles. 828-9800881.

MOPED FOR SALE. Call 704735-1593

WE BUY JUNK VEHICLES. WE PAY TOP DOLLAR FOR VEHICLES RUNNING OR NOT, MUST HAVE A TITLE OR ID. (704) 487-5244 CRESTM IDDLE@AOL . COM

PHOENIX “HEAVY DUTY” TRAVEL SCOOTER. Four wheel. Adjustable seat & arm rest. Anti tilt wheels, headlight. Paid $1300 new. $650 OBO. Call (704) 750-3182 CUSTOM-MADE MAHOGANY DINING TABLE/CHAIRS. Beautiful custom-made in Malaysia” mahogany dining table with 4 side/2arm brocade upholstered chairs. One leaf. Table with leaf 88”L; without leaf 70”L. Save for a missing piece on lower edge of leaf, ensemble is in excellent condition, a steal price for such a handsome set. $550.00 (828) 288-0730

KENMORE CHEST FREEZER. 20 years old. Runs good. Best offer. 828-429-4794 KIMBALL SPINET PIANO. Excellent condition. $900. (704) 472-1355 LOTS OF ITEMS TO SELL. Too much to list. I would like to hire someone to do some work. 828-469-6412 PRICE REDUCED, 2 GRAVES AT CLEVELAND MEMORIAL PARK. Near bell tower, choice spots. $1000 each. 2 crypts $2000 each. (704) 482-4617 ALL METAL GARAGES. Big Discounts! Zero down. Call for more details. 828-382-0455.

VICTORIAN REPRODUCTION MIRRORED HALL TREE. Elegant Victorian letter drop hall tree repro with full mirror. Copper-lined bottoms on left/right umbrella and cane stands. Four double hooks for hats and scarves. Letter box top lifts for storage. Only flaw is a small abrasion on the lower left mirror corner. 37”W x 16”D x 84”H $110.00 (828) 288-0730

DEER CORN. SHELLED, 50lbs, $10.05. 828-287-3272.

TWIN OVER FULL FUTON BUNKBED. A contemporary twin over full futon bunk bed with built-in side ladders, safety rails, and durable steel framing. The full mattress is a premium 6”-thick cotton futon with removable cotton cover that’s been cleaned and sanitized. Switches from bed to couch easily. 62’’ H x 41’’ D x 78’’ W $250.00 (828) 2880730

HAVE A STORAGE BUILDING NOT USING, OUTGROWN IT? Sell it, trade in for new bigger one. We take trades, we buy used buildings. Must be factory built, able to move. J. Johnson Sales INC. 828-245-5895.

ACEPHATE FIRE ANT KILLER. Works great! $12.99. Call 828-287-3272. GENUINE LANE CEDAR HOPE CHEST. Lane cedar hope chest with working lock and key. Interior cedar panels are pristine. Exterior lid edges have some corner damage and chest lid has superficial scratches, all reflected in lower price. Drawer handles accent faux drawer front. 50”W x 18”D x 23”H. $150.00 (828) 288-0730 EASTLAKE FUTON WITH PREMIUM MATTRESS. Full-size Eastlake style handcrafted hardwood futon with premium reinforced box construction 6-inch mattress and decorative cover. Cotton cover has been drycleaned and sanitized. Opened as bed: 56” deep; couch position: 38” deep. Arm to arm: 72”.W x 36” H. (828) 288-0730 BEVELED GLASS DISPLAY CHART TABLE. Versatile 36”-square shadowbox display coffee/chart table with beveled glass top. 17” tall. Showcase your favorite personal collectibles, Display space has a forest green faux velvet mat. One pull-out storage drawer; one pull-out for adding displays. Glass has surface scratches but overall table is in excellent condition. (828) 288-0730

PROPANE GRILL TANKS RE-FILLED. Only $10.99. Call 828-287-3272. NEW CANNING JARS with Lids & Seals. $17.67 per case. Call 828-287-3272. KILL ALL YOUR WEEDS! Ranger Pro 2.5 gallon. $44.00. 828-287-3272.

50+ TRAILERS IN STOCK NOW. More on the way! Areas largest selection, quality, best price. J. Johnson Sales, Inc., Forest City. 828-2455895. ENCLOSED TRAILER IN STOCK. Dump trailers in stock and more on the way! J. Johnson Sales, Inc., Forest City. 828-245-5895. HAVE A TRAILER NOT USING? SELL IT! J. Johnson Sales INC. Buy, Sale, Trade trailers. Must have title. Call 828-245-5895. CARPORTS, GARAGES, BUILDINGS, RV, BOAT COVERS IN STOCK. Areas largest on site display. Best selection, quality price. J. Johnson Sales, Inc. 2690 Hwy. 221S., Forest City. 828-245-5895. FLAG POLES, FLAGS IN STOCK. Pickup or we deliver and install available. J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City. Call 828-245-5895. 16X40 OR TWO STORY BUILDINGS BUILT ON SITE. 1 DAY INSTALL. J. Johnson Sales INC. 828-245-5895. UTILITY BUILDINGS, STORAGE BUILDINGS. Steel, Wood, Vinyl. Some fully insulated, 1 to 2 day delivery if buy from stock. Cash or low down payment with monthly payments. No credit ok. J. Johnson Sales INC. 828-2455895. HORSE QUALITY HAY. Square and round bales, also 3x3x8’ bales. Call (704) 4876855 PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS with Scratch Pads! Press Room Printing. 704482-2243. (704) 538-5788

ALL TERRAIN MWD ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR. Frontier V6 (A7) by Magic Mobility. “Like New!” Must See! Cost $7000 will take $2000. Call (864) 491-3439

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

3 RIDING LAWNMOWERS. 2 Snappers and 1 Toro. Call for information. (704) 482-4730

CASH FOR YOUR RECORD ALBUMS. Call Ron (919) 3147579

DALE EARNHART SR. SOUVENIRS for sale. 704-4660401, (704) 487-9653

REFRIGERATORS, STOVES, WASHERS, DRYERS. Discount Prices. 1205 Earl Road, Shelby NC. (704) 487-4443

FIREWOOD FOR SALE. Long wheelbase load, Full loaded. $70.00/load. Delivered. 864-492-4793 or 803627-9408. CAMPER COVER. LEER Fiberglass Camper Cover with Front and Side sliding windows, Excellent Condition, Fits Toyota Tacoma. $400. Call 603-988-3430 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. MAPLE DINING TABLE. 2 leaves, 6 chairs; brand new large microwave; retro 50’s metal dining table, 1/insert; Raytheon Collector’s T.V. 704860-4247

WANT TO BUY: STAMP COLLECTIONS and accumulations of same. Call 828-6529425 or 954-614-2562. CASH FOR YOUR RECORD ALBUMS. Call Ron. (919) 314-7579 LOOKING FOR A MEDIUM SIZE USED TRACTOR AND BUSH HOG. Prefer John Deere. 704-466-0401, (704) 487-9653 WANT TO BUY. ATV’s, PopUp Campers and Small Travel Trailers. Call 828-429-3935. CASH FOR YOUR CAR running or not, title or no title. Call Charles Dellinger at Red Road Towing. 704692-6767, (704) 487-0228 I PAY CASH FOR DIABETIC TEST STRIPS. Up to $10 per 100ct. Must be Unused, Unexpired. I’m local and pay fast. (828) 577-4197 WANT TO BUY CARS, TRUCKS. Trailers, Tractors, Farm Equipment. Must have ID and proof of ownership. Callahan’s Towing. (704) 6921006 WANTED: OLD AND NEW AMMO. Reloading supplies. Call 828-245-6756 or cell # 828-289-1488.

FARM & GARDEN 12 ROUND BALES COASTAL HAY. 4.5’ bales. $35 each. Hwy 221 south of Chesnee, left of Cow Bridge Road. (864) 706-9738 1979 YANMAR 2210. 22hp diesel, 12 Forwards, 4 Reverses, with shuttle shift. Rebuilt head with new gasket. New water pump and hoses. 4 new tires, rear tires filled with antifreeze, and wheel spacers. New radiator and new starter. Oil and filter changed, with new antifreeze. Excellent condition! $4400.00 OBO. (704) 718-9122 4X5 ROUND BALES FESCUE HAY. $35 per Bale OBO. (704) 215-0214 NEW SOUTHERN 5 FT. BUSH HOG. $1,250. 828-2873272. FEMALE GOLDEN COMETS. 12 wk old Golden Comet Pullets. These calm and curious chicks will soon be prolific layers of brown eggs. Currently housed with our adult layers, they free range every evening. $15 each. One free with purchase of 10. Email or call and leave a message. (704) 739-7806 ldb157722@ gmail.com

BOATS 22 FT PONTOON FISHING BOAT. 50 HP motor, $5,000. 828-223-8808. 14” ALUMINUM BOAT with 30lb. motor. Thrust Guide trolling motor & battery. 2 paddles, 2 life jackets. Battery running lights. Swivel seat in back. $900 Call 980-9253448

PETS & LIVESTOCK GUINEAS KEETS BABIES AND BANTAMS. Guineas Keets Babies $5.00. Bantams Babies $2.00 for sale. One to two weeks old. (704) 4769943

LOST & FOUND MARY JANE HIPP LOOKING FOR Peggy Dimsdale and Ileene McMurry and picture of Bryce Clemmer for Rutherford County Woodworkers Album. Call 828447-1314.

WANT TO BUY DANNY’S AUTOWERKS. Buying used or junk cars. Competitive prices. Call Danny 828-289-3081 or Jimmy 828-289-1175. NEED TO SELL YOUR HOUSE? I PURCHASE UNWANTED RENTAL PROPERTY AND/OR STARTER HOMES. MUST BE PRICED TO SELL! “QUICK CLOSINGS”! Call 704-472-0006.

NUBIAN BUCK Large full nubian buck. 4 years old. $250.00 (704) 739-8925 imbeachdreamin@gmail.com DUCKS FOR SALE. Mallard & Rouen cross. Mostly hens. (704) 466-8741 AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD/ GOLDEN RETRIEVER MIX. 8 months old. 2 Chihuahua males 2 years & 4 years old. Free to good home. (704) 9740609 RHODE ISLAND REDS Pullets. $8.00 each, Laying Hens $12.00-$14.00, and others. 704-473-1311.

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BOXER PUPS, 6 MONTHS OLD. UTD on all shots. $900 negotiable. (704) 750-4081

PUG PUPPIES. AKC Pug Puppies, Fawn, Shots, Wormed, and Starter Kit. $800 each. Ready now. (828) 413-5399 allenhuffy@bellsouth.net F1B LABRADOODLE PUPPIES. UTD on shots and dewormed. $600 each. Ready July 31. Reserve yours now. $100 deposit. Henry L. Miller 1608 Walls Church Road, Ellenboro, NC 28040. DOG KENNELS. 7x7, 5x10, 10x10, 10x20, 20x20 tops, split kennels. Pickup or we deliver and install available. J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City. 828-245-5895.

BLUE TICK BEAGLE PUPPIES for sale. Now taking deposits. Ready July 7th. First shots and dewormed. 704692-6787. AKC BOXER PUPPIES. 1 male boxer puppy, 1 female boxer puppy. $600 Text or call (704) 853-9300 AKC REGISTERED LABRADORS. Chocolate AKC Registered Labradors for sale. Vet checked, 1st shots and papers in hand. $800.00 (828) 345-6215 brittaina@yahoo. com

2004 BMW RT 1150 Hard bags, 86K miles, blue. (704) 538-8625

CARS & TRUCKS 2007 BUICK LACROSSE V-6,At, All Pwr local forest city car 160k miles, $4800, call 828-980-8461

1993 FORD F-150 CARGO VAN for Sale. 60,000 actual miles. 6 cylinder, AT, AC, new tires, Excellent condition. $5,950.00. 704-487-0550 or 704-678-3954.

NEW 2021 SUZUKI DR 650 DUAL SPORT MOTORCYCLE. Asking $4,500. Mint condition, warranty transferable. Call 864-279-7840. Inman, SC.

VACATIONS OCEAN LAKE BEACH HOUSE 2 bedroom, 2 bath. Also pullout couch, golf cart. Weeks and weekends. 704472-5182 2000 CHEVROLET VENTURE 2000 Chevy Venture van. 190k original miles. Same owner since 2001. Runs well, new battery. Needs some tlc. Asking $1050. 704-477-7787 (704) 477-7787 1988 FORD LTD CROWN VICTORIA 5.0 engine. $1,000. Also 2015 VIP moped with three helmets. $1,000. 704-470-5275. 2009 FORD EDGE 147,862 miles, Call for Price, $1299 DOWN (704) 748-1890 sales@ctcautosports.com

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HOUSE FOR SALE. 109 Dundee Court, Shelby. 3 BR, 1 BA, Living Room, Large Kitchen & Dining. Very private. 1 acre lot. Little work needed done. $55,000 or OBO. 704974-0611. (704) 974-0611

MOBILE HOME FOR RENT. 3 bedroom, 2 full bath on large private lot. Only $675 month. Small deposit if you clean. Dogs welcome. Anytime (704) 284-1694

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

HOUSE FOR SALE. 3 BR, 1 BA, 2 car garage, Front screened in porch on 1/2 acre lot. Come and see. 148 Hicks Road in Grover.

2003 DODGE DURANGO SLT. 4x4, V-8, 107,000 miles, new tires, 3rd row seating, rear air, clean, runs great. $5200. (704) 487-0072

YOUNG PULLETS hatched on April 7th. Easter Eggers, RIR and Golden Comet Chass. #10.00 each. 509432-4914 SIAMESE KITTENS Would love 1 or 2. Will give excellent home in country. 704-4622651 (H) or 828-461-1654 (C).

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OCEAN LAKES MYRTLE BEACH. Cottage N34. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, den, kitchen, dining, covered deck, near country store. Call Dorcas, 803-718-2659, (803) 6359831 BOOK NOW, 3 BEDROOM, 2 BEACH HOUSE. In the heart of Myrtle Beach. Fully furnished. $650 week. No text. Call 704-418-3790. OCEAN LAKES BEACH HOUSE FOR RENT. 2 bedroom with sleeper sofa, WiFi, golf cart. Weeks & weekends available. 704-473-1494.

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NEED TO SELL YOUR HOUSE? I PURCHASE UNWANTED RENTAL PROPERTY AND/OR STARTER HOMES. MUST BE PRICED TO SELL! “QUICK CLOSINGS”! Call 704-472-0006. 32.6 ACRES ON HULL ROAD, Northern Cleveland County. Small stream. $3400 per acre. 704-473-2897, (704) 538-9979

RUTHERFORD COUNTY 1/2 ACRE LOT UNRESTRICTED!! Near TIEC, $15,000. Call 864-909-1035 or visit: www.rowelland.com

WANT TO RENT ELDERLY LADY IN KINGS MOUNTAIN. Needs to rent an enclosed trailer, 12’ wide with side door. To be parked in my yard while home repairs are being done. Call Ms. Bowlin, 10am-7pm (704) 739-3313

FOR RENT CLEVELAND COUNTY 2 BR, 1 BA, Shelby House, Duke Power, $460/mth. $400 deposit. 704-600-5306

CHRISTIAN SENIOR PERSON OR COUPLE. To rent furnished mobile home with washer & dryer on private lot, Stoney Point Road, Kings Mtn. 1 year lease required. $650-$700 per month. (704) 829-0703 RV LOT FOR RENT. Water and sewer availability. On gravel lot. Call (704) 5386633 DOUBLE WIDE MOBILE HOME. 3BR, 2 BA. Call 704300-5293 for details. No Pets.

HICKORY CREEK APARTMENTS FOR SENIORS. (62 and older), disabled (50 and older). Shelby. Now taking applications for waiting list. 418 East Warren Street, (704) 487-6354

MOVE IN SPECIAL. 2 & 3 Bedroom, deposit required. $190 weekly rates. Includes power and water. NO PETS. Visit us online at Oakwood Rentals, Shelby. Call (704) 473-4299

2&3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Nice and clean, water furnished. Oak Grove Community, Kings Mtn. Call or text, 704-739-0259.

1, 2 & 3 BEDROOM TOWNHOMES. Shelby, NC. We are currently accepting applications for our waiting list. Rent is based on income (and some expenses are deducted). Call or visit us today, Laurel Hill Apartments 704-487-1114. Equal Housing Opportunity.

2 & 3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Small private park between Spindale and Forest City. Starting at $500 per month. 828-382-0475.

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

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Gaston Together facilitates 2021 Commissioners School “Movers & Shakers” session Recently, Gaston Together facilitated a session for the “Movers and Shakers” group of the 2021 Commissioners School. Eleven students spent the morning participating in a mini-town hall community forum. The session was held at First United Methodist Church, “Greene House” in Gastonia. Student participants represented Ashbrook, East Gaston, Forestview, Gaston Christian, Highland School of Technology, Hunter Huss, North Gaston and South Point. Donna Lockett, Executive Director, provided a brief overview of the work of Gaston Together to begin the program and discussed the non-profit concept. She reminded students who were living in Gaston County in their third-grade year that they also participated in Gaston Together’s “Pride in Gaston” Traveling Tour, a program designed to build com-

munity pride in young students. Dwayne Burks, a member of Gaston Together’s clergy association, the Gaston Clergy & Citizens Coalition, partnered to conduct the session. Lockett and Burks discussed the community visioning process. Students worked in small groups in their role as future leaders to identify points from their perspective for the community visioning process. Then they took a deeper look at our current state of life in Gaston County. Through a skit format, one team demonstrated what’s good about Gaston County. A second team provided insight into the current challenges in Gaston County. The third team looked at needed improvements in our county. Traditionally, the team that wins this presentation competition receives a basket of goodies – snacks and fun trinkets such as “clappers” and

nerf balls. The winning team’s skit highlighted things that need to be improved in Gaston County. They focused on community beautification through redevelopment: 1) abandoned buildings into new businesses and 2) the old Belmont Middle School into a community center for kids. The team was composed of Trinity Brown (East Gaston), Rachel Long (Forestview), Kirsten Sadler (East Gaston), and Keira Wilcox (South Point). Formed in 1997, Gaston Together was organized as a catalyst for positive change in Gaston County. Its purpose is to bring people and resources together to tackle big community challenges such as building community pride, creating a pool of potential future leaders for Gaston County, building bridges of unity across racial, ethnic and gender lines, and creating a culture of wellness for our citizens.

2021 Commissioners’ School “Movers & Shakers” group: Back row, left to right: Trinity Brown (East Gaston), Rachel Long (Forestview), Kiersten Sadler (East Gaston), Quinnlyn Beam (Highland School of Technology), Madelyn Ludwig (Forestview), and Mo Snipes (Gaston Christian). Front row, left to right: Lilly Riley (Forestview), Keira Wilcox (South Point), Claire Hayes (North Gaston), Kameron Kee (Ashbrook) and Ben Kimmel (Hunter Huss). Photo provided

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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

The 2021 11- and 12-year-old All-Stars Little League team, standing and reciting the Legion Code of conduct with the Post 100 team at last Friday’s game between Post 100 and Post 423, Rutherford County. (photos by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

Post 100 recognized 2021 All-Stars Little League team and coaches Post 100 recognized the 2021 11 and 12-yearold All-Stars Little League team and their coaches last Friday afternoon at Memorial Stadium/Fraley Field before the game between the Cherryville men and Rutherford Post 423. The youngsters won the 2021

District One Championship and later played in the N.C. State Tournament Games at the Myers Park Trinity Complex in Charlotte. Keep your eyes on these lads as some of them may be playing for Post 100 in the future.

Remaining 2021 Post 100 American Legion schedule (*-denotes Area IV West Div. game. west Div. games are 7 innings; all others can be 9. Dates could change if inclement weather) NCAL State Tournament

@Cherryville: Tues.7-27 – Sun. 8-1 SE Regional @Asheboro: Tues. 8-3 – Sun. 8-8 ALWS @Shelby, NC: Aug. 12-17

The 2021 11- and 12-year-old All-Stars Little League team who came to the Post 100/Post 423 game last Friday. This team and their coaches were recognized by the Cherryville Post 100 American Legion prior to the start of the game. Pictured are Coaches Tony Owens, Dusty Smith, and Tyler Sain, and players Cole Carpenter, Kenan Fowler, Kayden Smith, Curtis Kester, Landon Sain, Trevor Dalton, Ryder Dellinger, and Canon Whitesides, Jayden Adams. (Not pictured are Coach Jason Sain, and player Tristan Towery.)

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Cherryville’s Main Street hosting food vendors, music, and shopping “Third Thursday” events to be held this summer and fall Cherryville’s Main Street will come alive every third Thursday of the summer and fall months with food trucks, live music, and special shopping deals, according to a media release from Downtown Director David Day. Said Mr. Day, “The first event will be Thursday, June 17, from 5-7 p.m. That evening, in the Mini Park, the featured food truck will be Cousins Main Lobster and music will be by Opal Moon.” Day noted Main Street merchants will be open and offering special deals. Both Houser Drug and Butter Me Up will be selling ice cream, he said, in the media release. “We want to make Main Street a summer evening destination for our citizens,” Day continued. Day also noted that in addition to the food, music,

and shopping deals, residents can enjoy the ever-improving amenities of the Mini Park. “We’re working on new and more seating for our summer events,” said Day. “Plus, we now have free WiFi in the

Mini Park. And, of course, our beautiful red and while petunias are multiplying.” For more information, citizens may call the Main Street office at (704) 435-3451.

Partial animal shelter closure due to feline ringworm virus Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement would like to request help from the community. The animal shelter is currently experiencing an outbreak of the ringworm virus in our cat population. Through discussions with North Carolina’s Department of Agriculture: Veterinarian Services the suggested protocol to follow is for Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement to par-

tially shut down the shelter. For a 21-day period, we will not adopt or intake any cats. During this 21-day period of partial shutdown our cat population will be isolated and medically treated for the virus. Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement appreciates your assistance, understanding and we apologize for any inconvenience this places on our community.

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