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July 26 Council work session covers zoning, truck parking, museum topics All done in preparation for Aug. 8’s regular Council session and voting The Cherryville City Council had their July 26 work session at the Fire Department’s training and conference room, discussing a short list of topics they will discuss in depth and vote on at their next regular session on Monday, Aug. 8. After the meeting was called to order by Mayor H.L. Beam, III, Council discussed the issue of placing “No Thru Trucks” signs on Main Street. The signs, if approved, will be found on the stretch of street from Rudisill and Main to W. Academy and Main, according to a photo included with

the agenda materials. City Manager Brian Dalton noted to representatives from McGinnis Furniture and to Council the problems with the trucks turning issues may be due to loss of street width as a result of the “bump outs” constructed on Main Street as part of the CMP’s Streetscape project. “There has been some room lost due to those,” noted Mr. Dalton. Mr. Dalton also brought to Council’s attention the discussion of rezoning 1407 E. Main St., request to change the zoning from its current status of B-3 (General Business District) to the proposed R-9 (Single and Two-Family Residential) in order for the applicant to convert the building to a dwelling. Mr. Dalton said the Planning and Zon-

ing Board voted to deny the request by the applicant citing its denial as due to the city’s Future Land Use Map (adopted on Aug. 13, 2012) which shows the property as continuing in the commercial zoning district. A letter was sent to the applicant on July 19, 2022 by Planning and Zoning Director Alex Blackburn to inform the applicant of the board’s decision. The Planning and Zoning Board, regarding the rezoning of 109 S. Jacob Street from a B-1 status (Central Business District) to the proposed R-O (Residential Office) status, asked Council that the zoning requested for this property be approved. A letter by Mr. Blackburn informing the See COUNCIL, Page 2

Councilman Jon Abernethy discusses a point at last week’s City Council work session. (photo by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

Quentin Cash ends his one-year term as 134th NCSFA President Cash now becomes the Immediate Past President of state association by MICHAEL E. POWELL New HPVFD Chief Trent Rayfield in the department’s truck and equipment bay. (photo by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

Trent “Bam Bam” Rayfield is new chief of Hugh’s Pond VFD Young chief serious about getting new volunteers to serve the community by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

Cherryville native and Cherryville Fire Depart-

ment Captain Trent “Bam Bam” Rayfield has recently become the chief at Hugh’s Pond Volunteer Fire Department, a.k.a. HPVFD, Unit 72. The fire department is located on Tot Dellinger Rd., just west of Cherryville. Rayfield, 25, said the volunteer fire department,

which has been around since 1976, had as their previous chief, Aaron Vance, Jr., who was the head man from 2916 until just last month. “Bam Bam” said, like many other firefighters – volunteer and paid – he had a dream of doing what he is See RAYFIELD, Page 6


The 134th President of the North Carolina State Firefighters’ Association, Quentin “Q” Cash, has served his one-year term as that august group’s leader and now leaves that post to become its Immediate Past President. He has, by all accounts, acquitted himself well in that position. Young Cash and his father Jeff, the retired fire chief of Cherryville and its past City manager, are the only father and son duo to have ever held the NCSFA’s highest office. According to the NCSFA website (, the Executive Board for the North Carolina State Firefighters’ Association is comprised of nine members: President,

First Vice President, Second Vice President, three Regional Directors, Treasurer, Statistician, and Immediate Past President. Mr. Cash has moved through the ranks, serving in all capacities, being elected by the membership to serve the regional terms needed to be able to be elected take the helm of Shelby Battalion Chief, C Platoon, and the First and Secsoon-to-be the NCSFA’s Immediate ond Vice PresiPast President, Quentin Cash. dent’s positions, then being elected in the fire service since to the President’s position. 1995, starting as a junior “At the end of their year volunteer firefighter and long term as First Vice currently serving as AsPresident the delegate ausistant Chief of Training tomatically moves into the and Safety with the Cherposition of President and ryville Fire Department in then becomes the ImmeCherryville. He began as a diate Past President at the career firefighter with the end of that one year term,” City of Shelby in 2005, noted the website. where he currently holds It further noted that, the rank of Battalion Chief “…Chief Cash has been See CASH, Page 4

First United Methodist to host 2022 school supplies drive Folks can start dropping off supplies now at places listed below ahead of Aug. 13


Kim Eaker, a long-time community volunteer and member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, said recently that SJLC, along with other churches in Cherryville, has started the drive to collect

school supplies for needy kids. “School will be starting back before we know it,” said Ms. Eaker. “Unfortunately, many children will not have the school supplies that they need to be successful.” For many years now she and other like-minded individuals have endeavored to

give back to their community and help kids and their families in one of the best possible ways; provide school supplies – which can be a big cost for many families – to them in order to give them a muchneeded boost as they begin their school year. Said Eaker, “We, as Christ followers, are called


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to take care of each other. If you would like to be a part of this year’s school supplies drive and distribution for Cherryville schools we are collecting now. You can drop off at Home Trust Bank or any of the churches. The actual event will be held on Saturday, Aug. 13 from 10 – 12 p.m., at First United

Methodist Church which will be hosting the event this year. The location of the event will rotate each year. This is a community event, and we would like for our entire church body to come together. We Are One. We will also offer free haircuts. Come join us for Praise See SUPPLIES, Page 2

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Suzanne Jenkins CHERRYVILLE – Suzanne “Susie” Renee Hawks Jenkins, 53, of Settlers Dr., passed away Sunday, July 24, 2022 at Atrium Health Charlotte. She was born Oct. 29, 1968 in Iredell County, daughter to Cheri Self Carpenter and the late Bob Carpenter. Susie was a faithful member of Second Baptist Church where she held

many capacities including the Hospitality Committee, Choir member, the Children’s Ministry Director, and the VBS Director. She received her bachelor’s degree from Appalachian State University. She was a distinguished educator with Gaston County Schools, where she challenged young minds. Susie enjoyed scrapbooking and decorating, and was an amazing cook. She was preceded in death by her dad, Bob Carpenter. Survivors include her faithful husband of 25 years, Jimmy Scott Jenkins; mother, Cheri Self Carpenter; daughters, Taryn Jenkins, and Maddie Jenkins; sisters, Diane Younger (Todd), and Leslie Humphries (Corey); mother-inlaw, Jane Jenkins; nieces and nephews, Morgan Younger, Evan Younger,

■ POLICE Courtney Humphries, and Raegan Hatcher; her precious puppy, Max; and numerous aunts, uncles, and other relatives. Her family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, July 29, 2022 at Carpenter – Porter Funeral and Cremation Services. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 30, 2022 at Second Baptist Church with Rev. Tom Kinman and Rev. Jerry Lail officiating. Burial followed at City Memorial Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Second Baptist Church, 201 N. Houser St., Cherryville, NC, 28021. Condolences may be made to Carpenter – Porter Funeral and Cremation Services served the family of Mrs. Jenkins.

Truitt takes Cooper to task for vetoing bill on blind and deaf schools by DAVID BASS Carolina Journal

Roy Cooper was wrong to veto a bill that would shift the oversight structure of North Carolina’s schools for the blind and deaf, according to a statement from Superintendent of Public Instruction Catherine Truitt. The measure in question, Senate Bill 593, passed both chambers of the General Assembly by nearly unanimous margins in late June and early July. Cooper, a Democrat, vetoed the bill July 11, calling it “blatantly unconstitutional” for continuing “this legislature’s push to give more control of education to Boards of Trustees made up of parti-

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Blind. Under current law, oversight of the schools comes through the State Board of Education. But S.B. 593 would switch that guidance to local boards of trustN.C. Superintendent of Public Instruc- ees with five total tion Catherine Truitt. members each (Carolina Journal file photo) – four members appointed by the san political appointees.” legislature and one The Tar Heel State by the governor. has three publicly funded “The students at the schools dedicated to serv- schools deserve steady, ing blind or deaf students knowledgeable leadership – the Eastern North Caro- rather than becoming a part lina School for the Deaf, the of the erosion of statewide North Carolina School for education oversight,” Coothe Deaf, and the Governor per said in his veto message. Morehead School for the See TO TASK, Page 9

ARRESTS 7-23: Shannon Ray Royal, 42, 111 Pruitt Rd., Cherryville, was arrested at this address by GCOD officers on one count each of an OFA (contempt of court/ perjury/court violation) and a parole/probation violation. 7-24: Terri Elizabeth Braswell, 30, 106 Black Ave., Cherryville, was arrested at this address by GCPD officers on four counts of an OFA (contempt of court/perjury/court violation) and one count of a parole/probation violation. 7-25: Bryan Ramon Torres, 22, 1274 Shelby Hwy., Cherryville, was arrested at this address by GCPD officers on one count of an OFA (contempt of court/ perjury/court violation). 7-26: Eddie Lee Hullender, 32, 104 E. Old Post Rd., Cherryville; three misdemeanor WSOJ’s (Gaston County) for FTA, assault and battery, and injury to personal property. $6,000 secured bond. 7-27: Takisha Hamrick, 36, 345 Pine Ave., Cherryville; one count misdemeanor CS/larceny. Summons/cited. INCIDENTS 7-20: Cherryville man reports motor vehicle theft by unknown suspect who stole listed vehicle (Toyota Corolla; est. value: $2,000) from parking lot. Case is active and under further investigation. 7-22: Cherryville man reports larceny by listed suspect who took his medication from his residence. Stolen: 57 Hydrocodone 10 mg. tabs, est. value: $57. Case is active and under further investigation. 7-23: GCPD officer report further investigation into a residential forced entry burglary at 104 Allen Ln., Cherryville. 7-23: GCPD officers re-

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WRECKS 7-18: A vehicle driven by Jeremy Jerome Murphy, 47, 203 Old Fallston Rd., Cherryville, struck a vehicle driven by Mary Ann Horne Walker, 57, 111 Holli Pines Ct., Bessemer City, on North Mountain St., Cherryville. The responding officer stated that when he arrived after being dispatched to the accident, Sgt. J. Colvard was on-scene and had the OL and registration cards of each driver. RO was in formed by Mr. Murphy that his foot had slipped off his brake and he rear-ended the Walker vehicle. Both drivers agreed as to the facts of the accident. No injuries reported. Est. damages to each vehicle: $900 per vehicle. 7-20: A vehicle driven by Harrill Ross Ellis, 83, 103 E. Ballard St., Cherryville, and a vehicle driven by Michael E. Powell, 67, 504 Oak Grove Dr., Cherryville, were involved in a minor collision, resulting in none to minor damages to the vehicles involved. No injuries reported. 7-25: A vehicle driven by Kenneth Douglas Gerow, 49, 334 Pink St., Cherryville, failed to yield and collided with a vehicle driven by David William Hammer, 46, 92 Cove View Ln., Taylorsville, at the intersection of Academy and

Styers Streets. No injuries reported. Est. damages to both vehicles: $1,500/vehicle. 7-26: A vehicle driven by Liberty Ann Bernhardt, 18, 1335 S. Aspen St., Lincolnton, was backing out of a parking space in the Walmart parking lot and backed into a parked vehicle belonging to Tyler Shea Glance, no age given, 182 Drum St., Lincolnton, which was also parked in a parking space. Ms. Bernhardt left the scene of the accident. No injuries reported. Est. damages to the Bernhardt vehicle: $300; to the Glance vehicle: $800. 7-26: A vehicle driven by Marilyn Jane Lowman, 65, 634 Sugar Hill Rd., Lawndale, and a vehicle driven by Devin Keith Edwards, 23, 1603 Mountain Ln., Shelby, collided at W. Church and Ray Streets in Cherryville. No injuries reported and minor damages reported to the vehicles. 7-26: A vehicle driven by Greyson Bennett Hardin Mackie, 16, 296 Pine Ave., Cherryville, ran off the road to the right while traveling down E. Main St., and collided with a utility pole and a landscaping light at 902 E. Main Street. Mr. Mackie was treated at the scene by the CFD. Est. damages to the Mackie vehicle: $9,000; to the city utility pole: $1,000; and to the landscaping light: $350. The Mackie vehicle was towed to KT Towing by KT Towing. 7-28: A vehicle driven by Kathy Diane Smith, 71, 110 Lester St., Cherryville, was involved in a single vehicle hit and run at E. Main St., near N. Rudisill Ave., where she struck a mailbox and left the scene. According to the report, Ms. Smith was observed and followed by an unnamed witness. Private property damage was listed by responding officer as minor.

free hotdogs from Table of Grace.” She continued, “For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not

all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others (Romans 12:4-5 NIV).”

port closing/clearing by arrest an “all other” incident at 104 Allen Ln., Cherryville. 7-28: GCPD officers report a new investigation into wire/computer fraud at 140 Oak Tree Ln., Cherryville. 7-28: Lincolnton man reports larceny of his cell phone by unnamed suspects who stole listed items ($750/Motorola cell phone and Otterbox case). Case is active and under further investigation.

2022 Daily Schedule

City Manager Brian Dalton talks with City Councilwoman Jill Parker-Puett as City Clerk Paige Green records the minutes of the work session.

Thursday Senior Citizens Day

Game 1: 10:00 AM Game 2: 1:00 PM Game 3: 4:00 PM Game 4: 7:30 PM

Saturday USAA Military Appreciation Day

Game 7: 1:00 PM Game 8: 4:00 PM Game 9: 7:30 PM

Cherryville City Council members prepare to wrap up their Tuesday, July 26 work session, which was held at the Cherryville Fire Department’s training and conference room.

COUNCIL From Page 1 applicants of this decision in their favor was sent to said applicant o July 19, 2022. Council discussed the final plat of the proposed J.C. Dellinger Subdivision, noting the number of units proposed for the development, which Mr. Dalton noted began with 30 proposed units, has been reduced to 12 units, as per the plat. “This is the final plat,” noted Mr. Dalton. Council also discussed the proposed Cherryvale rezoning issue, which entails

rezoning property that is to be annexed in order for the applicant to build roughly 500-plus houses on the 162plus acres in the city’s corporate limits. This is to be discussed further at Council’s Aug. 8 regular session. An issue with the city’s utility policy came up (regarding current undercharges/overcharges) and council members noted that because of those issues, city staff is to investigate how the city can move forward in correcting the issues as soon as possible. Mr. Dalton next addressed an issue that has arisen regarding certain issues involving the Cherryville Historical Museum.

Mr. Dalton told council he has been meeting with museum board members and they are endeavoring to resolve the issues moving forward. In other business City Manager Dalton suggested that, regarding COVID pay for employees, the city keep the same policy, which entails their receiving 40 hours of pay for sick/off work time, as previously has been initiated. “We’re addressing this issue due to a slight resurgence in this illness, which has cropped up again,” said Mr. Dalton. There being no further business to be discussed, council adjourned.

*Parade of Champions *Warbirds *JROTC *Fireworks *Warbirds *JROTC *Honor active military and veterans

Friday Academic Achievement Day

Game 5: 4:00 PM Game 6: 7:00 PM

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Game 10: 1:00 PM Game 11: 4:00 PM Game 12: 7:00 PM



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Game 15: 7:00 PM

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Coming up at your Cherryville Branch Library! At Your CBL: Of educational tasting events, Tiny Art shows and Sharky! by TRACI POLLITT Cherryville Branch Manager Gaston County Public Library LEGO Club – Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m. Family Storytime – Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Teen Anime Club – Thursday, Aug. 11 at 4:30 p.m. Craft & Chat – Friday, Aug. 12 at 11 a.m. (for adults) Our teens explored snacks from around the world during our “Snacks Ahoy!” event. Ms. Kim set up a tasting session after a few teens began discussing Bubble Tea earlier this year. After a good amount of research, a menu was set. The group tried steamed puddings from England, traditionally steamed moist sponge covered with sauce (chocolate was voted the best). There were a variety of seaweed chips, a popular snack from Japan, as well as rice crackers. Mini ‘stroopwafels’ from the Netherlands were a sweet surprise, as were ‘konpeito’, a rock candy that was introduced in Japan by Portuguese

Our teens explored snacks from around the world during our “Snacks Ahoy!” event. (photos provided) traders. Other items available included Biscoff cookie butter (Belgium), lychee-flavored mochi (Japan), and dried white mulberries and sweet apricot kernels (Afghanistan), and sweet Maui onion kettle chips (USA). Finally, there was bubble tea! This drink is made from brewed black tea, milk, simple syrup, An example of Tiny Art submitted for chewy tapioca judging at Your Cherryville Branch Lipearls, and ice. brary. Ms. Kim and the tea brewed, and the simMs. Traci got involved in the bubble tea as the ple syrup made – all before pearls needed to be cooked, the actual event. Teens tried a

little of everything, then rated each item. The seaweed chips came in dead last; the kettle chips were the front-runner for favorite. Oddly enough, the bubble tea wasn’t as appealing to the teens as they thought it would be! This was an educational event as well, with the teens learning about the history of each food before they tried it. Our Tiny Art Show was awesome! Teens could pick up the kit the first three weeks of Summer Reading, then had three more weeks to turn in their completed work. We

opened voting on Monday, July 18 for the six entries that were submitted. Votes were cast here in the branch, and over 170 votes were cast online. Voting ended at midnight Friday, July 29, and the winners were announced and contacted on Saturday, July 30. For more information about the artists and the winners’ names, visit our Facebook page. We wrapped up our Summer Reading events with Shark Week Bingo. And guess who came to play? That’s right – Sharky!

It was a small crowd but so much fun. We have truly appreciated having our patrons in the building this summer for our events. We’re already planning for next year! For more information about fall events, library card information, and general questions, give us a call at (704) 435-6767, or visit us at 605 E. Main Street. Our public service hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday and Saturday. And, as always – Happy reading.

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MS. EMILY BLACKBURN AND MR. JUSTIN WINTER (photo by Ashley Koch at Broad River Photography)

Blackburn – Winter engagement announced Mr. and Mrs. Ben T. Blackburn, Jr. of Cherryville announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Brooke Blackburn, to Justin Bennett Winter, son of Carlton and Kerry Winter of Charlotte, NC. Miss Blackburn attended

Cherryville High School and is a 2018 graduate of Appalachian University. She is a Geologist/Community Relations Coordinator for Piedmont Lithium in Cherryville, NC. Mr. Winter attended Myers Park High School

and is a 2017 graduate of Western Carolina University. He is a Site Superintendent for Lithko Contracting in Charlotte, NC. An evening wedding is planned for Aug. 6, 2022 in Boone, NC.

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In this CF Media file photo, Shelby Fire Department Battalion Chief Quentin Cash poses with the truck he usually drives to a call. (Eagle/CF Media file photos, or provided)

CASH From Page 1 of Operations over C-Platoon since 2015. “Chief Cash holds a Master’s of Business Administration from Columbia Southern University, a Bachelor’s of Science in Political Science concentrating in Town, City, and County Management degree from Appalachian State University, and an Associate’s degree in Fire Protection Technology from Cleveland Community College. “He is a graduate of the North Carolina Association of Fire Chief’s Executive Development Program in October 2015. He received the NCSFA Firefighter of the Year in 2015, and he was awarded his Chief Fire Officer Designation by the Center for Public Safety Excellence in 2019. Chief Cash currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Cleveland County United Way as well as serving as Co-Chair for the City of Shelby’s United Way Campaign. He is a volunteer with the Cherryville Little League program, serving as a Board Member and Umpire Coordinator in the past. Lastly, he is a member of First Baptist Church in Cherryville. Quentin currently resides in Ranlo with his lovely bride Erin Howle Cash, and he noted they enjoy traveling around the country and the Caribbean together. Said his father, Jeff, “Cynthia and I are very proud of Quentin and his fire service dedication! He does an outstanding job. He is a natural born leader with a great skill set! He possesses great people skills! He serves the City of Shelby Fire Department as a Battalion Chief and the City of Cherryville Fire Department as a volunteer/ fill-in employee. He understands that the most valuable asset in any organization are the employees! He has a servants heart and places citizen service at the top of his operation priorities. His fire service work is not a career but a calling! He and his wife Erin are simply great folks! Serving as President of the NCSFA, he has

Retired Cherryville Fire Chief and City Manager Jeff Cash and son, Quentin at the Aug. 12, NCSFA meeting and swearing in of Quentin as the organization’s 134th President. The two are the only father/son duo to ever have held the position as President and Immediate Past President of the organization. taken the organization to the next level! We are very proud and blessed!” His mom, Cynthia, echoed this sentiment as well, noting, “I am very proud of Quentin and all that he has accomplished. He is very intelligent, very driven, and a hard worker. He is the most organized person I know besides his dad. He has a heart for the Fire Service and truly cares about all of his fellow firefighters, including those that work for and with him. He and his dad, Jeff, are the only father/ son duo that have been President of the NC State Firefighters Association in its 135-year history, which is so awesome! “Q has done an outstanding job as President of the association, as well as his prior years spent on the board. I know that they will miss him because he has been such an asset to the board. Quentin loves what he does because he doesn’t consider it a job; he considers it a ‘calling.’ His dad and I are thankful for Q and his wife, Erin, and for all that he has accomplished thus far in his career. I’m sure there is more to come. The Cash family is truly a blessed family.” Said his brother Chad, of his brother’s year-long service as the NCSFA President, “We are so proud of my brother. Not many people know how many hours he poured into being the best representative he could be for all the

firefighters across the state of NC. He has so much passion for his job and I look up to him for all he has done and will continue to do in the fire service. He loves his family and community, and I can’t wait to see what he does next in his career.” Current Cherryville Fire Chief, Jason Wofford, said, “Quentin has represented himself, the Cherryville Fire Department, and the state fire service well during his tenure as President. He and the board have accomplished many things and we are very proud of his service. Quentin has a tremendous amount of passion for the fire service.” For his part, Quentin noted about the actual conference, which starts Tuesday, Aug. 9, and runs through Sunday, Aug. 14, at the Raleigh Convention Center, “It is the South Atlantic Fire Rescue Expo, nicknamed SAFRE. It is the largest fire conference and expo in the South,” with roughly 4,500-plus people going through onto the expo floor. “We have roughly 50 classes over a three-day period, a large opening with a keynote speaker (retired Navy Seal Commander Rorke Denver) which includes our annual business meeting on Thursday, a second opening on Friday with another keynote speaker (retired US Deputy Fire Administrator Denis Onieal) and the rollout of our history

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project and history book,” he said, adding that the culmination of the event is their awards banquet on Saturday night where they present their Firefighter of the Year Award, the Valor Award, and install their new Board members of both the North Carolina State Firefighters’ Association and the North Carolina Association of Fire Chiefs. Said “Q”, “I get to pick the theme for the conference as President and pick the keynote speakers, among other things. With the release of the history project coming, I decided on ‘Learning from the Past and the Present to Progress into the Future’, #PastPresentProgress.” Cash noted the conference is largely managed by the seven staff members of the NCSFA with help from volunteers from the Raleigh Fire Department and “…lots of other volunteer departments in Wake County.” He said, “We also receive assistance from the NC Office of the State Fire Marshal. We could not put on a conference of this size without those group’s help.” Cash said there will be 20 family and fire department people coming from Cherryville and Darlington, SC (my wife Erin’s family location), up for the conference, adding that he will be presented a President’s plaque, a gold lifetime membership card, a President’s ring, and an old-school leather fire helmet that has a shield with the NCSFA logo, my name, title as President, and my year of service.” Quentin is proud of his past year of service noting the NCSFA “…has accomplished a number of important items but the most important by far was getting Firefighter Cancer Insurance legislation through the NC Legislature and funded at roughly $15 million over the next two years. The fire service has been working for over 10 years to get cancer legislation. “We also improved our members benefits by increasing our line of duty death benefits and a few other benefits at a lower

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Wednesday, August 3, 2022 cost to the NCSFA. We have completed the sixyear long history project that will be introduced at the conference. It is a nice book that encompasses the entire 135-year history of the NCSFA that each department in the state will get a copy of, as well as Past Presidents, state dignitaries, the NC history archives and the National Fire Academy archives. We also restarted the NC Fire Service Summit group that will meet once a year and try to work on future potential challenges the NC Fire Service may face in the next 5 up to 25 years.” Quentin has been on the board for almost five years total and he said he will have one more year as Past President of the nine-member board. “My responsibilities will largely be the same as my years before the President with the exception of assisting the new incoming President in learning and carrying out his new role. I will also be responsible for mentoring the newest Board member on how the NCSFA and the Board works. I continue to be a voting member on all pertinent issues as well as delivering scholarships, representing the NCSFA at regional meetings, and

delivering Line of Duty Death checks.” He is still the Battalion Chief of Operations of C-Crew at the City of Shelby Fire and Rescue Department and still volunteers and fills in at the Cherryville Fire Department, he said. Of his years serving on the NCFSA Board, Cash said, “As far as serving on the Board, it has been one of the highlights – if not the highlight – of my career in the fire service so far. I served with many other great firefighters from the across the state. “Erin and I have made some great memories and even better friends that are now like family. I have traveled all over every part of the state, as well as traveled nationally for other service organization conferences including Indianapolis, IN; Atlanta, GA; Jackson, WY; and will be heading to San Antonio, TX, in about three weeks. I feel honored, fortunate and blessed to have had the opportunity to serve the firefighters of NC, and I feel like we have been able to grow the organization and the benefits to our members, which was my goal when I started out.”

Quentin Cash speaks at his swearing in as 134th President of the NCSFA at the Aug. 12, 2021 North Carolina State Firefighters Association (NCSFA)/North Carolina Association of Fire Chiefs (NCAFC) Annual Conference in Raleigh.

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How will we be remembered?

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when my time comes? Growing up I didn’t attend too many funerals unless they were for family. I do remember watching TV with my parents and witnessing the funeral of famous people. My earliest memory was the funeral of President Nixon. I remember how during the funeral all his great accomplishments were listed, opening China, ending the Vietnam War, and starting the EPA. Then as soon as the funeral was over the news anchor went into a rant about the Watergate Scandal.

I soon realized that those with the most earthly success rarely are remembered well. Perhaps if we want to be, our focus shouldn’t be on earthly but heavenly success. Christ commanded us to love one another as He loved us. Which brings to mind another funeral I witnessed, of a person who embodied heavenly success. I was in high school. The funeral was for the woman who kept me while my mother went back to school. Her name was Mozelle. She had kept children for years but

a friend and I were the last of the toddlers she would keep. She didn’t have all the bells and whistles of a modern daycare. She didn’t even have a playground, just a sand pile with Country Crock butter containers. Yet we, like all the other children before us, received top notch care and were loved. Her funeral, like her home, was humble. There were no international guests, TV coverage or grand honors. A simple casket was surrounded by around 30 people. The minister was kind

and genuine. A young lady sang ‘Amazing Grace’. What stood out in my mind wasn’t the words of the service but the sobs of the people. These were the children, now grown, that she had cared for. Each tear that fell was a reflection of the loved she showered us with. Each sniffle was a responsive ‘I love you’. Folks, I believe that is how we should all hope to be remembered. Remembered in love.

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How patient are you? I can give plenty of examples of how I don’t always utilize patience. When I get ready to check out at a store, I always look for the shortest line, or I’ll just go to the self checkout. While driving, I will take the side roads, because I don’t want to sit in non-moving traffic, and I like fast-food restaurants, especially if there are just a DANYALE PATTERSON few cars that seem to be steadily moving. Now, don’t judge me; I know I am not alone. In fact, multiple businesses have skyrocketed into billionaire status, because they have capitalized on the masses’ desire to want things quickly and conveniently. Two Different Time Zones I have learned that God’s timetable and my timetable are usually on two different schedules. This is because God lives and operates in the realm of eternity. He is not hindered or limited by time. Psalm 90:4 (GNT) says “A thousand years to you are like one day; they are like yesterday, already gone, like a short hour in the night.” Since many of us don’t like to wait, we get upset with God or discouraged. However, God has a remedy for our agitation - Patience, a fruit of the Spirit. It means the capacity to accept or tolerate delay and discomfort without getting angry or upset. Colossians 1:11 (CEV) says, “His glorious power will make you patient and strong enough to endure anything, and you will be truly happy.” It Will Come To Pass This walk of faith with the Lord requires patience. I am here to encourage you to not give up the faith! If it is God’s will for your life; it will come to pass! Recently, I applied for a certain position. I received not one interview, but two! The hiring manager told me that he would get back with me. Then, there was silence, so I followed up with an email - still I didn’t get a response from him. As I waited, I proclaimed God’s will to be done and asked the Lord to keep my heart in peace. Finally, I was offered the position! The hiring manager apologized to me, because he had taken a vacation and was out of the office. Although I hadn’t heard back immediately, the job was already mine. Instead of worrying, God wanted me to praise him and trust him. Delayed doesn’t mean denied! Romans 8:25 says, (NLT) “But if we look forward to something we don’t yet have, we must wait patiently and confidently.” PRAY THIS PRAYER: “Father, I praise you for being patient with me and my shenanigans. You are compassionate, slow to anger and full of mercy. I ask that you forgive me for being impatient with you, others, and circumstances. Thank you for your Holy Spirit that lives in me. Please remind me to surrender to you, so you can produce the fruit in my life of love, joy, peace, patience, goodness, kindness, humility, faithfulness and self-control. I love you. 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.

Waco Baptist Church 262 N. Main Street, Waco 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

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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

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

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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

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Hugh’s Pond VFD Fire Chief Trent “Bam Bam” Rayfield, shows off some of the firefighting apparatus on the big vehicle occupying one of the HPVFD bays at their Tot Dellinger station house. (photos by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

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Legal Notice of Public Hearing Notice is hereby given that the Cherryville City Council will meet on Monday, August 8, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. at the Cherryville Community Building at 106 S Jacob Street to hold a Public Hearing in consideration of the petition received requesting voluntary annexation of contiguous property identified as Parcels 158391, 203078, and a portion of 203074. The total sum of property requesting annexation into the City of Cherryville Corporate Limits is 2.073 acres. For more information, please contact Zoning Administrator Alex Blackburn at 704-435-1705 or at CE (7/27 & 8/3/2022)

Public Notice Applicant is requesting a variance of the City of Cherryville Zoning Ordinance Section 7.1.1(4) regarding the “housing of poultry or livestock and waste removed from any such structure shall be no closer than one-hundred (100) feet from any lot line and two-hundred (200) feet from any principal residential structure on another lot.” A request has been submitted to allow for an existing structure located below the required setback to be allowed for the storage of livestock at 141 Wallaby Road, Cherryville, NC 28021. The Cherryville Board of Adjustment will hear this case on August 15, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. at the Community Building located at 106 S Jacob Street, Cherryville, NC 28021. For more information, please contact Alex Blackburn, Planning & Zoning Director, at 704-435-1705 or CE (7/27 & 8/3/2022)

Legal Notice of Public Hearing Notice is hereby given that the Cherryville City Council will meet on Monday, August 8, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. at the Cherryville Community Building at 106 S Jacob Street to hold a Public Hearing in consideration of the Zoning Map Amendment for parcels 158390, 203081, 158391, 203082, 203074, 203083, 203075, 203084, 203076, 203085, 203077, 203086, 203078, 203087, 203079, 203088, 203080 and 203089. Properties identified above are located between Requa Road, Lee Black Road and N. Mountain Street. Request has been made to change from the current zoning designations of Rural Residential (R-40), Single Family Residential (R-15) and Single Family Residential (R-12) to that of the Single and Two Family Residential Cluster Designation (R-9/ Cluster) For more information, please contact Zoning Administrator Alex Blackburn at 704-435-1705 or at ablackburn@

said they are all “100 percent volunteer”, just as he is for the department; in other words no one gets paid to do what they do for their little community or any of the others nearby to which they lend mutual aid with personnel and equipment. They are, like other departments, having a bit of a problem – warm bodies (in the way of volunteers and workers) are very hard to come by in this postCOVID world. “We’re proud we are a 100 percent volunteer force,” said Rayfield, adding the force there was “20-strong!” Rayfield, a 2014 CHS

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graduate, has been with the CFD for a number of years, but has only been a captain there for a year. As far as HPVFD’s crew and their training are concerned, Rayfield noted they have to have “…at least 36 hours per year, which is required by the state in order to remain on the state’s roster of active fire departments. We have to do this every year.” Rayfield said he will soon have his Associates in Fire Protection Technology and hopes to have his Bachelor’s degree, which he plans to take at either Western Carolina University or Eastern Kentucky University. He said his parents – Mom Roxanne and his late father, Timothy, have always been very supportive of his being a firefighter. He has a sister, Kasey and an older brother, Ryan, and he was raised as a Baptist. As for the HPVFD, Rayfield noted that former Chief Vance left them in “good shape”. “I would like to work on getting more volunteers. That’s the struggle right now; not just here, but everywhere, for smaller departments,” he said. “We have reached out on social media and have had a couple of interested individuals. It’s all about us building a better rapport with our community; everyone we serve,” he said.

Hugh’s Pond VFD Chief Trent Rayfield stand beside their biggest truck, in the department’s equipment bay. Hugh’s Pond, according to “Bam Bam”, has a response time of about three and a half minutes, which is roughly what small VFD’s average. Still, he said, “We still need more personnel!” When asked about his Hanna-Barbera cartoon Flintstone’s character-related nickname, Rayfield smiled and told the following story, “When I was about one and half to two years old, he was over to a neighbor’s house with a wiffle baseball bat in his hand, hitting things with it, so a friend of his mom’s gave him the handle and it has stuck ever since. Rayfield’s hobbies, when he isn’t answering fire calls or on duty at CFD or HPVFD, include dirt track racing and fishing; not in that order, mind you.

“I do a little fishing when I can find the time,” he said, with a bit of a smile. One thing young Rayfield is definitely serious about is getting more volunteers. “Anyone who is interested in becoming a volunteer at Hugh’s Pond, or any fire department, really, or is interested in working as a volunteer firefighter at Hugh’s Pond, can call us at (704) 435-5642, or email us at hughspond@yahoo. com. Said Chief Rayfield, “We think of ourselves as a family here, so we are looking for any volunteers to join and become a part of our family!”







Having qualified on 20th day of May, 2022 as Administrator of the Estate of BLANCHE LORRAINE TALLEY; AKA, BLANCHE LORRAINE MCCLEARY TALLEY, 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, Brenton S. Begley, Administrator, on or before the 27th of October, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

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Post 100’s 2022 season ends with state tournament at Campbell University Team’s overall record is 27-13; 2-1 in the playoffs by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

Post 100’s 2022 season came to an end at Campbell University’s beautiful Jim Perry Stadium. In spite of having won two of their three state tournament games last week, they lost the tie breaker in the pool play scenario, which is based on runs given up by a team. That said, Post 100’s ball club and their coaches did a great job and had an excellent year, finishing their season with a 27-13 overall record. In Game One, against Hope Mills Post 32, Post 100 won last Tuesday, July 26, by a score of 6-4. The winning pitcher was Joseph Webb, who struck out 11 Post 32 batters and walked only one. Hitters and those who got on base for Coach Reynolds’ ball team were (in their batting order): Landon Hahn (2-4); Zane Brockman (walked); Cole Irby (1-4, a double, an RBI, on due to an error); Ashton Pope (got on base due to an error); Landon Jenkins (2-3, an RBI); Jacob Hamrick (1-3); Will Blackburn (2-3, a double, an RBI, and scored on a wild pitch); Reid Stroupe (1-3, an RBI, and hit by a pitch) and Collin Robinson (a walk, scored). The men got their six runs off of nine hits. In Game Two’s Wednesday, July 27, action against Fuquay-Varina Post 116, the Post 100 men lost 3-10. They bounced back on Thursday, July 28 in the Game Three Post 100 won 7-3 against Randolph County Post 45. It was a very hot day and Coach Reynolds’ starting pitcher (and the winning pitcher as well) was Kings Mountain product, Zane Brockman. Brockman struck

Cherryville’s American Legion Post 100 players get together just prior to introductions on Thursday, July 28, at Jim Perry Stadium at Campbell University. (photos by Post 100 AO Ned Yates) Post 100 players Landon Jenkins (#26) and Landon Hahn (#1) hustling off the field. A single by Jenkins scored both Hahn and Zane Brockman who led off the top of the 1st inning with back-to-back singles. out eight batters and walked three before being relieved by Ashton Pope. Pope struck out one batter and walked none. Hitters and those who got on base for Post 100 were (as per their batting order): Hahn (3-5); Brockman (3-5, a double and 2 RBIs); Jenkins (2-4, 2 RBIs); Pope (2-4, an RBI, and a walk); Hamrick (2-4); Webb (1-4, a double and 2 RBIs); Robinson (3 walks); and Stroupe (1-3). Zane Brockman struck out 8 RanThe Post 100 ball dolph County batters in 5-1/3 inclub got their seven nings. At the plate he had 3 hits runs off of 14 hits; (including a double), 2 RBIs and committed only one scored 2 runs in Game 3 in last error; and left 10 Thursday’s action. men on base in this when Huss’ “aging out” was matchup. It is hoped that most of noted in the last game the the young men will return team played at Fraley Field. As for the remaining next year for another round of great baseball, with the games to be played leading exception of slugger Noah up to the ALWS, the SouthHuss, who has aged out. He east Regional (at Asheboro, will absolutely be missed, NC) is Wednesday, Aug. 3, Coach Reynolds noted, with Game 1 – KY champ

Post 100’s players and coaches lined up for Code of Conduct recitation prior to their 7-3 win over Randolph County last Thursday. vs. SC runner-up, at 9:30 a.m.; Game 2 – GA champ vs. TN champ, at 12:30 p.m.; Game 3 – FL champ vs. NC champ, at 4:30 p.m.; and Game 4 – SC champ vs. Host (Randolph County NC), at 7:30 p.m. The American Legion World Series is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 11, at Keeter Stadium, in Shelby, NC. (Additional stats and info by Susan L. Powell, Danny Eaker and Richard Walker’s

Ten Post 100 ball players make the grade by RICHARD WALKER

Caleb Burr of the Gaston Braves and Tyler Smart of Cleveland County lead in two statistical categories and Gastonia’s Chandler Meeks and Cherryville’s Joseph Webb lead in one apiece in the final 2022 N.C. Area IV final regular season statistics. In numbers provided by Area IV coaches, Meeks was the leading batter, Burr led in home runs and RBIs, Smart led in pitching record and innings pitched, Webb in strikeouts and Queen City’s Donovan Henkel in ERA. Meeks’ .524 batting average is the first Gastonia Post 23 Area IV leader since Matt Postell (.526) in 1995. Burr’s four home runs and 21 RBIs led Area IV in the regular season, with his RBI

lead marking the first time Area IV has had a back-to-back leader in that category since Shelby’s Josh Drewery in 2005 and 2006; Burr led Area IV in 2021 with 16 RBIs. Smart led Area IV in pitching record (5-0) and innings pitched (34) while Webb’s 55 strikeouts and Henkel’s O.93 ERA led their respective categories. Area IV American Legion 2022 statistical leaders Note: Statistics provided by area coaches and/or statisticians. Statistics not submitted for: Burke County, Caldwell County, Matthews, Rutherford County Batting average (minimum: 20 at-bats) Chandler Meeks, Gastonia (22-52) .524 Logan Agosta, G-Braves (20-40) .500 Tommy Hoefling, Queen City (19-40) .475

Donovan Henkel, Queen City (22-48) .458 Isaiah McDowell, Hickory (25-56) .446 Aiden Christmas, Queen City (13-30) .433 Tyler Roakes, Queen City (13-30) .433 Henry Stewart, Hickory (15-35) .429 Brayden Corn, Henderson (15-36) .417 Will Fowler, Cherryville (15-36) .417 Caleb Burr, G-Braves (17-42) .405 Steven Spaes, Cleveland (14-36) .389 Landon Jenkins, Gastonia (11-29) .379 Jackson Lyda, Henderson (12-32) .375 Skylar Albright, Henderson (12-33) .364 Austin Parker, Gastonia (14-39) .359 Ashton Pope, Cherryville (17-48) .354 Justin Skewes, Hickory (12-34) .353 Cole Drewery, Cleveland (27-79) .342 Ryan Emery, Cleveland (22-65) .338 Liam Brady, G-Braves (8-24) .333 Zane Brockman, Cherryville (21-63) .333 See TEN POST, Page 10

Area IV Legion stat leaders: Gaston County, Cleveland County Legion standouts (Eagle/CF Media file photos)

Post 100 catcher Reid Stroupe and pitcher Zane Brockman get some relief from the afternoon sun in the dugout on 100plus degree this past Thursday.

Noah Huss (#34) stands with Post 100 head coach Bobby Reynolds at his last appearance at Fraley Field as a Post 100 ball player. Young Huss “aged out” of the American Legion baseball program after some amazing years playing for Coach Reynolds and Post 100. (photos by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

Noah Huss’ last year of Legion Baseball

Will Fowler

Landon Jenkins

Ashton Pope

Will Blackburn

Zane Brockman

Reid Stroupe

Cole Irby

Joseph Webb

Taylor Cook

Noah Huss

Post 100 Legion ball player Noah Huss (#34), with his Legion baseball Coach Bobby Reynolds, stand before a crowd of Post 100 well-wishers and admirers at Fraley Field on Friday, July 22, 2022. Noah has “aged out” of his playing time with Post 100 and bid a find farewell to the home team crowd and his fellow teammates and coaches. Noah said he has had a “…great time playing for Coach Reynolds” and all his coaches. “I will miss everybody really. All of

Noah Huss, a West Lincoln HS product. these guys are great players and great teammates and good friends. I’ll be back to visit though!”

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SHS CLASS OF 1977 REUNION. Shelby High Class of ‘77 will hold their 45th reunion on Saturday, Oct. 22nd at Izzi Q Barbecue located at 127 W. Marion St., in Uptown Shelby. $25 per person and that’s all inclusive; venue, food and music. Desserts by Betsy Lutz McPherson. Checks can be mailed to Donna Blanton Rash at 1045 Allison Dr., Shelby NC 28150

1980 SHELBY HIGH CLASS REUNION. SHS Class of 1980 is having our 42nd reunion of Oct 1, 2022 at the Don Gibson Theatre. Social hour begins at 6:30 with dinner and dancing to follow. Meal will consist of chicken, barbecue, sides, desserts and drinks. Cash bar available with DJ to provide music.$50 per person and $90 per couple..Please respond by September 15th. Payment may be made to Pam Blanton Williams, 1615 Wesson Rd, Shelby, NC 28152 or through paypal @PamelaWilliams911. Any questions please contact Pam Blanton Williams 704-692-2472 or Lynn McCarver Hicks 704284-3303

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BUSINESS SERVICES MWP LANDSCAPIMG AND HAULING. Let MWP take care of your service needs. Bush hogging, Land clearing, Fallen tree debris clean-up, Demolition, Hauling and more. Call for more information and a free estimate. (877) 416-9752 TRENT’S HANDYMAN SERVICES. Will do any small handyman projects. From changing light fixtures to pressure washing and yard clean up!! Need something painted? I’ve got you! Give me a call or text. Quality work at its best!! (828) 695-7768 GRAVEL $170/TON. Miscellaneous junk removal, Trenching excavator, $75/hr, $50/unload. Firewood, tree-trimming except over house. Estimate, 864490-9803 complaints or problems. EB MOBILE MECHANIC. I will come to you to repair any car, lawnmower or tractor. Honest & reliable. (704) 300-2332

JIM’S PAINTING SERVICES. Exterior painting only. We also stain decks. Free estimates. You will be pleased with our work. We have references. 828-287-9272. (828) 429-7511 SHIPMAN’S MASONRY- 48 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Brick, Block & Stone, Outside Fireplaces, Foundations, Underpinnings. “Free Estimates”. 1st Quality Work! (863) 532-1587 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


READY, SET, LEARN! PRESCHOOL. Hi families! I’ve recently started an in-home, small group private preschool or mom’s morning out program for little ones ages 18 months to 4 years old in Cleveland County. Our inhome preschool program is unique. We aren’t your traditional family child care program but we also are not a center preschool program. We are the best of both worlds…a small, close knit, home-like environment that offers rich, hands on, educational opportunities for preschool aged children to help prepare them for kindergarten success & beyond. If you’re looking for a halfday preschool, we’d love to have your little one join us At Ready, Set, Learn! Preschool to get a head start on “learning to love and loving to learn”. (704) 9743288 RSLPreschool2022@


YARD SALES 2 DAYS YARD SALE. Fri, August 5th & Sat, August 6th. Both days 7 am-Until. 401-1 Holman Dr, Shelby, NC 28150 3 DAY MOVING ESTATE SALE. Fri., Aug 5th & Sat., Aug. 6th 2022 from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM and Sun. Aug. 7th 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Household Items, Yard Tools, Furniture & MUCH MUCH MORE! At 916 Sarratt Dr., Shelby, NC 28152

McDOWELL COUNTY GIGANTIC SIDEWALK YARD SALE. Sat., August 6, 7:30am until. Over 60 participating merchants and individuals. Historic Downtown Marion Business District. Marion, NC 28752


BIG MOVING SALE FRI., AUG. 5th, 2022 from 8:00 AM until Sat Aug 6th, 2022 from 8:00 AM until. 2142 US Hwy 74 business, Ellenboro, NC 28040. Moving Sale, Kids Stuff, Furniture, Much More! MOVING SALE JULY 28-AUGUST 6. Walk behind weedeater, full 20lb. propane tank $25, drill press, LOTS more! Call 321-501-5563. 142 Vanity Lane, Ellenboro, NC 28040



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

3 DAY MOVING ESTATE SALE. Fri., Aug 5th & Sat., Aug. 6th 2022 from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM and Sun. Aug. 7th 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Household Items, Yard Tools, Furniture & MUCH MUCH MORE! At 916 Sarratt Dr., Shelby, NC 28152

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

MULTIPLE FAMILY YARD SALE. August 6th. 7am to 12pm. Items including: Home decor, fishing equipment, boys bike and nerf gun collection, pottery, clothing, art, books and much more. 1615 Wesson Rd, Shelby, NC 28152

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


USED CAMPER TOPS: BUY/ SALE/TRADE. Various sizes and styles. (828) 980-0881 ZERO TURN LAWN MOWER. 48 inch, commercial, Kohler motor, good condition, $1500 OBO. 828-657-4445. Leave voicemail if no answer.

4 WHEEL SCOOTER $725.00. Pride 4 wheel Scooter, breaks down into 3 pieces, 35 lbs or less. Delivered & Tech warranty. Call Scooterman John 704-951-4224 or Mike 704438-1292. Wt limit 225 lbs TOOLS & COLLECTIBLES DOLLS for sale. Great price. Call 704-434-7833 for more information. LIFT CHAIR FOR SALE. In good condition. $200. Call: 704-482-1363.

UNIQUE ANTIQUE STATION. Farm House Decor, Antiques, Collectibles, Vintage Toys, Hot Wheels, Jewelry, MORE. Tuesday-Saturday 11am-4pm. 985 US 74 Business Hwy., Ellenboro. Find us on FB. 828-3820075.

DRIVE COLBALT 195lbs cap. Delivered, training, tech warranty. Call Scooterman John 704 951 4224 or Mike (704) 438-1292 mobilityservices07@

ALL METAL GARAGES. Big Discounts! Zero down. Call for more details. 828-382-0455.



BARN ESTATE SALE. Thursday, Aug. 4th, 2022 from 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM; Friday, Aug. 5th, 2022 from 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM; Saturday, Aug. 6th, 2022 from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Tools, hardware, sleds, some vintage/antique items. Rain or shine, in the barn. 180 Kentucky Street, Spindale, NC 28160


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



SOLID WOOD DRESSER W/MIRROR. Victorian Style Dresser with Mirror. Solid wood in good condition. $125.00 Pick-up only. (704) 692-4765

WILL CLEAN HOUSES AND BUSINESSES. Worked 15 years in hotel housekeeping. Reasonable rates. Call for details. (704) 419-9016 AFFORDABLE HOME SOLUTIONS NC. Roofing, vinyl siding, painting, window replacement, leaf blaster pro gutter protection. Free estimate. 828405-2303. (828) 405-2303

Deadline: Friday at 12:00 Noon

STORAGE BUILDINGS NEW, USED, REPO’S. LARGE SELECTION! CASH or RENT TO OWN. NO CREDIT CHECK! J Johnson Sales 2690 Hwy 221 South, Forest City Thursday - Friday 10-5 Saturday 10-12 (828) 245-5895 NEW USED REPO BUILDINGS. Thursday - Friday 10-5 Sat. 10-12 J Johnson Sales 2690 US Hwy 221 South, Forest City, NC (828) 245-5895 ROUGH CUT PINE LUMBER FOR SALE. 1”x8”x12’, $5.50; 1”x6”x12’, $4.50. Call (980) 241-9010 STEEL CARPORTS & GARAGES. 12 wide, 18, 20, 22, 24 & 30 wides on display. Large onsite display. J Johnson Sales Forest City 2690 Hwy 221 South. Thursday Friday 10-5 Saturday 10-12. Ph.(828) 245-5895

ALL POOL EQUIPMENT AND chemicals for 24 ft. above ground pool, except pool and liner. $200.00 for all. 828-9802493. MOVING SALE. Beautiful Oak China cabinet with table and 6 chairs. $500 for both or will sell separately. Oak Corner China Hutch $300. 704-477-6114. CLEVELAND COUNTY GARAGE DOORS. Summer Tuneup Special, $69.95. We will check all your equipment lube, make sure it’s working correctly. We repair broken doors. Also offering new installations. 704-477-9119 or 704-472-9367.

BAR STOOLS. 2- SADDLE SEAT BAR STOOLS with Stainless Steel Frames and Swivel Pedestals in good condition. Pick-Up or Will Deliver. (704) 692-4765 wilcurb@aol. com RENT TO OWN TRAILERS. ENCLOSED, DUMP, GOOSENECK, CAR HAULERS. Thursdays - Fridays 10-5, Sat. 10-12. J Johnson Sales, inc. (828) 245-5895

RIDING/PUSH MOWERS, GARDEN TILLERS, GOKARTS, MINI-BIKES. Ready to mow. All in excellent condition. Can deliver, 30+ years experience in repair work. 828980-0853, 704-476-9383. TWO PEAVY COLUMN PA SPEAKERS. Each with four 10 speakers. Fully functional. In excellent condition! $225.00. (704) 524-8761 USED CAMPER TOPS: BUY/SALE/TRADE. Various sizes and styles. (828) 9800881 LADDER RACK: Fits 8 ft. Dodge pickup bed. Welded, one piece construction. $400. Jackson Corbin 828-980-1823.

LEXINGTON SOLID WOOD BEDROOM FURNITURE for Sale: 6 pc. solid wood bedroom furniture. Includes 2- night stands, Queen Size Head/Foot Board and frame, Dresser with Mirror and Chest. Pick-Up or will deliver. (704) 692-4765


Wednesday, August 3, 2022

TO TASK Page 2 In a statement July 13, Truitt, a Republican, criticized Cooper for the veto. She said that S.B. 593 received widespread input to reach consensus, including from the Department of Public Instruction, the three current directors of the schools, and from other stakeholders. “This is an important piece of legislation that has been properly vetted, thoroughly discussed among

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multiple partners, and written while keeping the blind and deaf students of our state front and center,” said Truitt. “Unfortunately, without this legislation becoming law, these schools will not be in a sustainable position to provide the sound and basic education that our blind and deaf students deserve, and their families should expect to receive.” “The decision by the Governor to take a political stand on a decades-long issue was not in the best interest of these children,” Truitt added.

The superintendent encouraged lawmakers to take up a veto override when the General Assembly returns to Raleigh July 26. “Passage of S.B. 593 reflected a good-faith, bipartisan effort to improve governance of the schools for blind and deaf children,” said Dr. Terry Stoops, director of the Center for Effective Education at the John Locke Foundation. “Gov. Cooper is out of touch with the broad coalition of elected officials and stakeholders who supported this legislation.”

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Gaston Co. man wins $25,000 a year for life RALEIGH – A Lucky for Life drawing delivered a $25,000 a year for life prize to William Mark Shellman of Gastonia. Shellman bought his lucky ticket for the June 21 drawing through Online Play. He claimed his prize at lottery headquarters in Raleigh last Friday and had the choice of receiving $25,000 a year each year for the rest of his life or a $390,000 lump sum. He chose the lump sum and

after required federal and state tax withholdings, took home $276,940. Shellman won his prize by matching all five white balls. The odds of winning the $25,000 a year for life prize are one in 1,813,028. Lucky for Life is one of four lottery games in North Carolina where players have the option of buying their tickets through a retail location or Online Play, either through the lottery’s website or with the NC

Lottery Official Mobile App. Lucky for Life tickets are $2 and drawings are held every night. Ticket sales from draw games make it possible for the lottery to raise an average of $2.5 million a day for education. For details on how $14.7 million raised by the lottery made a difference in Gaston County in 2021, visit www. and click on the “Impact” section.



FOR SALE ALL TRAILERS CASH, FINANCE, CREDIT CARDS or RENT TO OWN. J Johnson Sales Forest City, NC. Thursday - Friday 10-5, Saturday 1012. Ph. (828) 245-5895 JAZZY MOTORIZED WHEELCHAIR. ELITE HD Holds 300lbs and up. Colors are red and black. $850. New Chair, Great condition. (704) 8604584 2 PIECE SECTIONAL SOFA. Off white fabric, excellent for LR, sunroom or vintage decor $475. 3 piece set glass tables $300. Large canvas hanging picture, approx 3’x5’ $50. (704) 734-7136 SEASONED FIREWOOD. Small bundles stretch wrapped $5 each. Will deliver 15 miles outside Cherryville. $40 minimum for delivery. 704-5383081, (704) 435-3970 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@






DANNY’S AUTOWERKS. Buying used or junk cars. Competitive prices. Call Danny 828-2893081 or Jimmy 828-289-1175.

FULL BLOOD HOUND PUPPIES FOR SALE. $400 neg, no papers, wormed and first shots. Born 6-14-22. We have four left, two females and two males For more information please call or text (252) 521-1197

LAB PUPPIES. 4 male 2 female black pure bred lab retriever puppies. 4 weeks old. $700. Taking deposits (704) 472-7903

RABBITS: SILVER FOX/REX MIX and Silver Fox/something fuzzy mix. Asking $20 each. Healthy and soft! Several to choose from. (828) 775-0804


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


LEWIS FARMS NOW HAVE ALL types of produce. Tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, peppers, cantaloupes, etc. 704472-0940. Hwy. 18 North, 1/2 mile above Fallston. PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS with Scratch Pads! Press Room Printing. 704-482-2243. (704) 538-5788 FOOD GRADE TOTES. $100. #2 Soap Totes $75. Solid Top Plastic Barrels $10. Plastic Feed Barrels $20. (828) 3274782 METAL ROOFING IN STOCK! Thursday - Friday 10-5 Saturday 10-12. J Johnson Sales (828) 245-5895

AUSSIES. BEAUTIFUL & HEALTHY AUSSIES, MALES. Working stock. Dew claws removed. Parents standard size. UTD on shots & worming. $600 (980) 234-1744 pat.smith107@ TOY POODLES AVAILABLE. CKC registered. $1,200 ea. Call 828-289-8844. SPAYED & NEUTERED GENTLE CATS. Free to good homes. 3 year old white male, 1.5 year old dark female, 1.5 yard old orange male. (704) 473-8517

GERMAN ROTTWEILER PUPS. CKC registered, 8 wks old. Parents on site. Shots and deworming up-to-date. $800 each. 803-222-6730.

DUCKLINGS FOR SALE. White Star Hybrid Laying Ducks. Call 704-689-3495. Please call before 9 pm. 221 FARMERS MARKET/ FLOCK SWAP and Small Animals. 221S across from Timken. Saturdays 8am-12. Buyers/sellers welcome. $5 setup. Info: 828-305-1409, 828-863-4074.

PULLETS READY FOR PRODUCTION. 5 Sapphire Gems & 5 Brahamas. $15 each. Call 704-692-7451

WE BUY JUNK VEHICLES WE BUY JUNK CARS, TRUCKS AND VANS, PAYING CASH!!!! (704) 4875244 WANT TO BUY: STAMP COLLECTIONS and accumulations of same. Call 828-6529425 or cell 954-614-2562. 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

KIMBALL 452 WALNUT CONSOLE PIANO for Sale: Kimball 452 Walnut Console Piano with Bench Seat. Very Good Condition. Pick Up Only. (704) 6924765

WANT TO BUY. ATV’s, PopUp Campers and Small Travel Trailers. Call 828-429-3935. WANT TO BUY CARS, TRUCKS. Trailers, Tractors, Farm Equipment. Must have ID and proof of ownership. Callahan’s Towing. (704) 692-1006

BOATS 18” BAYLINER BOAT. Walk through windshield, Mercury 120HP outboard. With trailer. $3500. (828) 429-6185

2 MISSING PITBULLS Missing since 6-22-2022. I live in Harris, NC but they were spotted near HWY 74 around the Facebook Data Center. I’m not sure if someone picked them up or they kept going. Female Rednose Pitbull - Microchipped - No collar on when she went missing. White on her chest. Blue tattoo from being fixed. Male Merle Bully that is mostly Gray with black spots and white chest and white front legs. - Microchipped and has also been fixed!! They are out there somewhere and they need their medicine also. No questions asked, just want my babies home ASAP! REWARD!!! (828) 429-4094 becca.ann08@


DOBERMAN PUPPIES Black and Tan Doberman pups. CKC registered will be ready to go August 20th. Call or txt 828-817-2851 (828) 817-2851

DOG KENNELS & DOG HOUSES. Dog kennels 10x10x6, 10x20x6, Dog Houses 8x12, 10x16 Delivered & Installed Available. J Johnson Sales Thursday & Friday 10-5 Saturday 10-2. Ph. (828) 2455895

2 FEMALE GOLDENDOODLE PUPPIES. Born 4-28-22, dewormed, 2nd shots, $400 each. Labradoodle puppies born 6-16-22, dewormed, will have 1st shots, $500ea. Ready to go 7-30-22. Henry Miller; 1608 Walls Church Road, Ellenboro.

CKC: GOLDEN-RETRIEVER PUPPIES OF ENGLISH-BLOODLINES. Born: May 10th, 2022. Veterinary Exams and Vaccinations: June 23rd, 2022. Health-Guarantee, Veterinary-Records, CKC-Registration, and food accustomed to eating. Adoption Fee: $1500. (704) 740-8456 AUSSIES Beautiful & healthy Aussies, males. Working stock. Dew claws removed. Parents standard size. UTD on shots & worming. $600 (980) 234-1744 pat.smith107@aol. com AUSTRALIAN SHEPERD FEMALE PUPPIES for sale. Born on Mother’s Day. $300 or best offer. Call or text Andy, 828234-2984

fee rate comparison to see how much you can save! Call: 833472-0580 Miscellaneous TOP CA$H PAID FOR OLD GUITARS! 1920-1980 Gibson, Martin, Fender, Gretsch, Epiphone, Guild, Mosrite, Rickenbacker, Prairie State, D’Angelico, Stromberg. And Gibson Mandolins / Banjos. 833-649-2292 Miscellaneous Prepare for power outages today with a GENERAC home standby generator $0 Money Down + Low Monthly Payment Options. Request a FREE Quote – Call now before the next power outage: 1-844-9380700 Miscellaneous Replace your roof with the best looking and longest lasting material – steel from Erie Metal Roofs! Three styles and multiple colors available.

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9 HOGS FOR SALE. 3 male, 6 pregnant females. 400-600 lbs each. $350 each or take all for $300 ea. (704) 308-4721 GOLDENDOODLE PUPPIES. Multigenerational F1B, CKC, 1 male and 1 female, current shots, 4 months old, non shed, $400 (828) 607-1541


2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH DUPLEX. Rent $975, Deposit $975, Application Fee $25. 107-1 Oak Drive, Lawndale, NC 28090. 704-214-4180. 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH DOUBLEWIDE.. Rent $1250, Deposit $1250, Application Fee $25. 124 Deer Meadow Lane, Lawndale, NC 28090. 704-214-4180. 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH DOUBLEWIDE. Rent $1500, deposit $1500, application fee $25. 2175 Wiggins Lane, Kings Mountain, NC 28086. 704-214-4180. 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

2004 CHEVROLET IMPALA Second Owner! Cold Air & Hot Heat. Automatic. Tires Like New! $2000 call (336) 9978425

OUTSIDE CITY OF KINGS MOUNTAIN. Nice 2 bedroom 1 bath mobile home on large lot. No pets or smoking. References required. No texts please. 704418-3790

2009 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500. 93,000 miles, $13000, very clean. Minor exterior blemishes. 2WD. Small V8. 1 owner. (843) 858-6854 TANWOODY2@GMAIL.COM

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1996 FORD F-150 197,600 miles. $5000, 5.0 V8 RUNS GREAT NEW OIL PUMP, RADIATOR, CONDENSOR AND MORE. OVERSIZE TIRES & WHEELS 5 SPEED MANUAL GREAT TRUCK FOR WORK OR PLAY (704) 770-8600 2003 BUICK LESABRE, NICE MAROON EXTERIOR. Looks good. Great air. Good condition. 98,000 miles. $6,500 or best offer. (704) 942-4788

BEAUTIFUL 3 BEDROOM HOME. IN KINGS MOUNTAIN. Great Neighborhood. Separate 2 Car Garage. (No Pets) $1500 month. Call (704) 473-5240 2&3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Nice and clean, water furnished. Oak Grove Community, Kings Mtn. Call or text, 704739-0259. HOME FOR RENT IN SHELBY. NC. 2 bedroom 1 bath renting at $1,025.00 per month. Call Today. (704) 554-8861 frontdesk@



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FOR LEASE- OFFICE SPACE. Over 800 s.f. breakroom included. Brand new HVAC, brand new flooring, and ground level entry. $1,250 per month including water. 112 E. Dixon Blvd., Suite 2, Shelby, NC 28152, (704) 923-1698 MOVE IN SPECIAL. 2 & 3 Bedroom, deposit required. $200 weekly rates. Includes power and water. NO PETS. (704) 473-4299 2&3 BEDROOM TOWN HOMES. Townhomes located in Shelby, NC. We are currently accepting applications for our waiting list. Rent is based on income (and some expenses are deducted). Please visit us today at Laurel Hill Apartments 1526 Eaves Rd., Shelby NC or call for more information 704487-1114. Equal Housing Opportunity.

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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

RUTHERFORD COUNTY 2 & 3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Small private park between Spindale and Forest City. Starting at $550 per month. 828-382-0475.

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The Cherryville Eagle

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

DYSB has four All-Star teams in State Tournament


East-West All-Star 2022 Cheerleaders Cherryville High School cheerleaders Lani Philbeck and Kylie Reynolds were selected as East-West AllStar Cheerleaders for 2022. Each year NCCCA hosts a live tryout in Burlington. Only girls that have previously been selected as All-Region Cheerleaders are eligible. As members of the NCCCA All-State team they traveled to Burlington and Greensboro and put in 12-14-hour days practicing to prepare a competition level routine and to learn

cheers. During their 5-day stay they cheered for both the girls and guys East-West All-Star basketball games and the football team. They performed their routine at the NCCCA Coaches Conference and at each game. This experience allows them to work with top choreographers and coaches. The experience is like packing an entire season into five days. Only a select few juniors from member schools were selected.

The Cherryville Dixie Girls Softball organization had four All-Star teams to participate in the Dixie Girls Softball State Tournament in Troy and Moore County, July 8-12. The girls played hard and made lots of memories. Congratulations to the Ponytails team who brought home the Sportsmanship trophy. The organization wants to say a BIG “Thank You” to the Spring season sponsors and to those who sponsored the All-Star teams. The ladies couldn’t play ball without their sponsors being their biggest fans, next to the parents. It is already time to gear up for the 2022 Fall Softball season. Registration forms will be given to all schools, preschools, and daycares in the area and be distributed when school begins. Registrations will be held at the Ballard Park Concessions area on Aug. 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, and 27. The Tues./ Thurs. times are 5:30-7:30 p.m., and Saturday’s time is 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Cost: $35/ player. Cherryville Dixie Girls Softball is a non-profit organization with an elected Board of Directors who govern the organization. They are accepting nominations until Aug. 27 for the 2022-2023 fiscal year for any person who is interested in supporting the organization as a board member. The Election will be held Tuesday, Aug. 30, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Cherryville Fire Dept. Any parent who has a registered player may vote.

2022 Sweetees All-Stars – Front row (L-R): Bailey Ward, Eva Boyer, Lilly Thrower, Piper Davis, and Carolina Bingham; Middle row (L-R): Jurnee Wilson, Lyla Mae Crank, Brooklynn Cunningham, Rylee Jordan, LeighAnn McSwain, and Paisley Hamrick; Back row: Asst. Coach Mark Watson, Head Coach Tina Watson, Asst. Coach Danielle Ward, and Asst. Coach Aaron Jordan. (Not pictured: Raelyn Thornburg). (photos provided)

2022 Darlings All-Stars – First row (L-R): Alli Anthony, Kodi Rikard, Lilly Jackson, Savannah Woods, Joselyn Poston, and Ali’yonna Hunter. Second row (L-R): Emma Pruitt, Rhiley Hamrick, Harper Lovelace, Kynlee Lane, Sophia Willis, and Aubree Eller. Coaches (L-R): Asst. Pam McSwain, Head Coach: Tim Pruitt, Asst. Wes Anthony, and Asst. Natalie Poston.

2022 Ponytails Traditional All-Stars – Front row: Coach Matthew Anthony; Second row (LR): Daisi Huskins, Jenny Brown, Jalen Motley, and Kailynn Miller; Third row (L-R): Chloe Gregory, Macey McDaniel, Kaliee Walker, and Addison Pruett; and Back row (L-R): Coach Nicole Ogle, Olivia Walters, Haylee Lynch, Marissa Kiser, Olivia Harmon, and Coach Faith Anthony.

TEN POST From Page 7 Tripp Dow, Gastonia (8-24) .333 David Mosrie, Mint Hill (11-33) .333 Cole Irby, Cherryville (23-71) .324 Carson Adams, Gastonia (8-25) .320 Taylor Cook, Cherryville (8-26) .308 Ethan Hayes, Cleveland (12-39) .308 Landon Jenkins, Cherryville (12-39) .308 Colby Putnam, Cleveland (22-73) .301 Home runs Caleb Burr, G-Braves 4 Ashton Pope, Cherryville 3 Will Blackburn, Cherryville 2 Brock Fowler, Mint Hill 2 Cole Irby, Cherryville 2 Collin Poole, Queen City 2 Steven Spaes, Cleveland 2 several 1 Runs batted in Caleb Burr, G-Braves 21 Ashton Pope, Cherryville 18 Collin Poole, Queen City 17 Ryan Emery, Cleveland 16 Cole Irby, Cherryville 16 Zane Brockman, Cherryville 14

Julian Hall, G-Braves 13 Donovan Henkel, Queen City 13 Isaiah McDowell, Hickory 13 Colby Putnam, Cleveland 12 Steven Spaes, Cleveland 12 Cole Drewery, Cleveland 11 Tommy Hoefling, Queen City 11 Brodie Parris, Henderson 11 Reid Stroupe, Cherryville 11 Logan Agosta, G-Braves 10 Will Blackburn, Cherryville 10 Austin Parker, Gastonia 10 Pitching record (Won-Lost-Saves) (Minimum: Combination of 2 wins and/or saves) Tyler Smart, Cleveland 5-0-0 Will Hanson, Queen City 3-0-1 Will Blackburn, Cherryville 3-0-0 Colby Humphries, Cleveland 3-1-0 Joey Ruller, Queen City 3-1-0 Ethan Simmons, G-Braves 2-0-1 Donovan Henkel, Queen City 2-0-0 Hunter Reavis, G-Braves 2-0-0 Chase Stewart, G-Braves 2-0-0 Devin Walker, Henderson 2-1-0 Jairo Osio, Gastonia 2-1-0 Austin Parker, Gastonia 2-1-0 Joseph Webb, Cherryville 2-1-0 Hollis Morphis, Hickory 2-2-0 Parker Agosta, G-Braves 2-3-0 Devin Pressley, Cleveland 2-3-0

2022 Angels Traditional All-Stars – Front row (L-Right): Airebella Whitener, Summer Walker, and Lilliana Sanders; Second row (L-R): Lilah Spangler, Isabella McIntosh, Kendall Thornburg, and Aiyonna Gilliam; Third row (L-R): Daylee Dalton, McKinley Ward, Alexis Ward, and Leah Dellinger; and Back row (L-R): Asst. Coach Brandy Sanders, Asst. Coach Macey Wise, and Head coach Ethan Ward. (Not pictured: Ashlynn Brindle) Boone Cartee, Cleveland 1-1-2 Aidan Christmas, Queen City 1-1-1 Zac Flontek, Cleveland 1-3-1 Tucker McSwain, Cleveland 1-3-1 Peyton Fisher, Cleveland 0-1-2 Innings pitched Tyler Smart, Cleveland 34 Joseph Webb, Cherryville 31 2-3 Devin Pressley, Cleveland 30 1-3 Boone Cartee, Cleveland 27 2-3 Will Blackburn, Cherryville 27 1-3 Zac Flontek, Cleveland 26 Will Hanson, Queen City 22 Tucker McSwain, Cleveland 21 1-3 Colby Humphries, Cleveland 21 Jairo Osio, Gastonia 20 Joey Ruller, Queen City 19 2-3 Noah Huss, Cherryville 19 1-3 Ashton Pope, Cherryville 18 2-3 Bryce Davidson, Henderson 16 1-3 Parker Agosta, G-Braves 16 Donovan Henkel, Queen City 15 ERA (Minimum: 15 innings pitched) Donovan Henkel, Queen City 0.93 Joseph Webb, Cherryville 1.11 Noah Huss, Cherryville 1.45 Ashton Pope, Cherryville 1.50 Will Hanson, Queen City 1.59 Zac Flontek, Cleveland 1.62

Tyler Smart, Cleveland 1.85 Devin Pressley, Cleveland 2.08 Boone Cartee, Cleveland 2.28 Jairo Osio, Gastonia 2.45 Joey Ruller, Queen City 2.49 Will Blackburn, Cherryville 2.82 Tucker McSwain, Cleveland 3.61 Bryce Davidson, Henderson 3.86 Austin Parker, Gastonia 4.20 Strikeouts Joseph Webb, Cherryville 55 Devin Pressley, Cleveland 47 Zac Flontek, Cleveland 45 Will Blackburn, Cherryville 37 Joey Ruller, Queen City 32 Tyler Smart, Cleveland 28 Will Hanson, Queen City 26 Colby Humphries, Cleveland 26 Boone Cartee, Cleveland 24 Ashton Pope, Cherryville 22 Tucker McSwain, Cleveland 21 Donovan Henkel, Queen City 20 Collin McDougal, Mint Hill 19 Jairo Osio, Gastonia 18 Devin Walker, Henderson 18 Parker Agosta, G-Braves 17 Ethan Simmons, G-Braves 17 Isaiah Lowe, Cleveland 16 Chase Stewart, G-Braves 16 Peyton Fisher, Cleveland 15

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