City of Lincolnton appoints Greene as new police chief
New Chief has Cherryville, Gaston County PD associations through children
The City of Lincolnton has selected Brian R. Greene as the new Police Chief after a rigorous nationwide search for a permanent replacement was conducted by Developmental Associates, LLC.
City Manager Ritchie Haynes said, “I am extremely pleased to announce this appointment. It is always grat-
ifying to be able to promote from within, and I am excited that our search led us back to Lincolnton. Working with See GREENE, Page 10
Cherryville FD addressing recent issues with calling them or 911
In case of emergency, callers need to know when to actually call the emergency number and why…
by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor firstname.lastname@example.org
The Cherryville Fire Department is addressing some recent issues with 911 calls that have come up; mainly why someone should call the all-important number as well as a number of valid reasons to do so.
Assistant Chief Colby Heffner and a couple of his crew members, Capt. Trent Rayfield and Driver/Engineer Doyle Brown, came together and put together a list of rea-
“A third of kids in North Carolina are missing more than 10 days of school per year. This is, as compared to other states in the South, not a good number.” – NC DPI
Superintendent Catherine Truitt
by DAVID N. BASS Carolina Journal
Test scores for public school students in North Carolina are showing some improvement since pandemic-era lows, according to new data presented Wednesday, Sept. 6, to the State Board of Education.
Learning outcomes continued to build on recent improvements, with reading proficiency taking a jump across the board. The biggest gains came for fourth graders with a 3.8 percent increase in proficiency for the 20222023 school year compared to 2021-2022. The smallest increase was seventh graders at 0.3 percent.
The gains are even more pronounced in math. Fourth
grades improved proficiency by 4.1 percent – the highest of all grades – and seventh graders by 1.5 percent – the lowest of all grades.
“Am I surprised that North Carolina scores on standardized tests still lag pre-pandemic levels? No,” said Dr. Robert Luebke, director of the Center for Effective Education at the John Locke Foundation. “While the general trends point toward improved scores in recent years, the glacial pace of improvement is unacceptable, especially after North Carolina has spent nearly $4.8 billion on COVID relief. Over half that money went to salaries and benefits, and very little too tutoring or spent on proven methods to address learning loss. When North Carolina gets serious about addressing learning loss, test scores will improve. Until then, I wouldn’t expect any real improvement in test scores.”
The student achievement data is based on an analysis of all end-of-grade and end-of-course tests. The data show the percentage of students who scored at level 3 and above (grade level proficiency), level 4 and above
See DATA, Page 5
sons as to why anyone should need to call the number.
Said AC Heffner, “Well, everyone knows firefighters often work 24-hour shifts and are many times away from the phone either running fire calls, or answering the phones, but also they may be engaged in cutting the grass at the station house or other similar daily chores. They also are involved in training and continuing education.”
Heffner noted the Gaston County 911 Call Center, however, is staffed, at all times, with trained telecommunicators and can field calls as many time firefighters are not always at the station.
“Also, reaching the telecommunicators at 911 speeds up care to your loved ones, and important questions will
be answered and instructions can be given to help assist your loved ones until emergency responders arrive,” he said. Heffner noted the responders may also be able to “ping” your location should
you become disconnected, whereas the fire department does not have that capability.
“If you are deaf or hard of hearing,” noted Capt. Rayfield, “Gaston County 911 is See 911, Page 2
Little Theatre celebrating 50 years of art, plays, and fun
Focus of the first part of the celebration article is about the upcoming productions of Sept. 22, 23
by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor email@example.com
(Editor’s note: This is Part One of the story of the 50th anniversary of the Cherryville Little Theatre. It begins here, and will continue and conclude with Part Two, in the Sept. 20 issue of the Eagle.)
Cherryville’s beloved Little Theater will celebrate a half century of existence and community service this year, and its most dedicated director and spokesman Wade Stroupe, now is the time to let
folks know what a great service the CLT has provided to its home community.
To that end, he has put together a media blitz to let all know about an upcoming 50year commemoration planned for Sept. 22 and 23, 2023.
But, let’s let Mr. Stroupe continue his story…
“According to an old local newspaper (The Shelby Daily Star; April 28, 1973), ‘No one seems to know just how the Cherryville Little Theatre came into being…no one knows where the initial interest sparked or who was responsible for lighting the spark. The important thing is there was enough interest in little theatre to bring some 25 Cherryville residents out on a November evening, based on a radio announcement, and enough sustained interest to plan for a first production in May… Their enthusiasm and
energy are seemingly boundless, so the Cherryville Little Theatre is well on its way toward being a successful venture for the community…”
“Yes, that is the way it
was! In November of 1972, a meeting was held at Cherryville High School, to gauge the interest on starting a ‘theatre’ group in Cherryville. See CLT, Page 8
Annual C. Grier Beam Truck Museum Car Show a huge success
We’ve all heard the phrase, “The show must go on.”
Well, this past weekend, the 22nd Annual Antique Car Show, hosted by the C. Grier Beam Truck Museum, did just that.
“We were blown away by how many antique vehicles showed up,” noted Museum co-directors, Stan and Kathy Bumgarner.
In the 22 years this event has been scheduled, always running in conjunction with the popular Cherry Blossom Festival in April, this was the first year the weather made it impossible to hold the event on the day it was originally planned.
The weeks following the cancellation, Stan said, “We heard from so many car enthusiasts who still wanted a
show, and we did too! The Truck Museum Board of Directors liked the idea, and our sponsors, Michael Beam and
FleetNet America, were on board as well. So, we set a rain date with no idea of what to expect.”
With picture-perfect weather for last Saturday morning, by 7:30 a.m., the Museum staff and volunteers were ready to go. By 8 a.m., cars were lined up to register. Over the next hour the cars came rolling in.
Said Kathy, “We had classics lined up Mountain Street, blocking traffic all the way to Main Street. The ladies at the registration table were working as fast as they could and our judges were trying to get everyone parked, but the cars just kept coming.”
See CAR SHOW, Page 4 & 5
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The Cherryville Fire Department’s station house, located on Hwy. 150, across from Rudisill Stadium. (photos provided)
A fragment of the Cherryville Little Theatre’s 50th Anniversary poster, heralding the upcoming celebration this month of 50 years in serving the community. (photo provided)
BRIAN R. GREENE New Lincolnton PD Chief
Reading proficiency and
in a recent
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Best of Show – 1955 Chevy Two-Door; Larry Stikeleather, of Charlotte. (photos provided)
math scores were up
data for public school students.
test data show improvements from the worst of
8-30: Leslie Howard Price, 39, 114 Victoria Ct., Cherryville, was arrested by Gastonia PD officers at 254 N. New Hope Rd., Gastonia on one count of larceny-shoplifting.
9-1: Frankie Joe Stevens, 62, 116 Sedyewood Ln., Cherryville, was arrested at this same address by GCPD officers on one count of an OFA (contempt of court/perjury/court violation).
9-4: Joseph Matthew Vickers, 34, 959 Mary’s Grove Rd., Cherryville, was arrested at this same address by GCPD officers on one count of simple assault.
8-31: On Aug. 25, GCPD officers reported a new investigation into a forced entry residential burglary at 149 Will Kiser Rd., Crouse.
8-31: GCPD officers report a new investigation into a report of pornography/
obscene material 2126 Blueprint Ct., Crouse.
9-4: GCPD officers report closing/clearing by arrest a simple assault at 959 Mary’s Grove Rd., Cherryville.
9-7: GCPD officers report further investigation into a fraud-wire/computer incident at 313 Ridge Ave., Cherryville.
Mary Sellers Jackson
KINGS MOUNTAIN –Mary Sellers Jackson, 91, of Martin Rd., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2023, at home. She was born Feb. 3, 1932 in Gaston County to the late Charles (Charlie) Clayton and Mary Ella Sellers. Mary was a lifelong member of Shady Grove Baptist Church. She was a talented seamstress who enjoyed sewing custom
draper-ies. She also enjoyed flowers, gardening, and word search puzzles. Mary was an avid Braves baseball fan. You could often find her sitting on her porch watching the humming-birds. Mary’s greatest joy in life was spending time with her family and sharing her faith with others.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Harold Dean Jackson; son, Michael Dean Jackson; siblings, Ruth Hoyle, Edna Craft, Earl Sellers, Walter Sellers, Chatman Sellers, JL Sellers, Margie Bess, and Flay Sellers.
Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Doug Jackson (Sheree), and Chuck Jackson (Ellen); daughter-in-law, Veda Jackson; grandchildren, Camden Jackson (Janene), Seth Jack-son, and Wes Jackson (Kayla); great-grandchildren, Alli, Braelyn, Isa-
Bill was a member of Second Baptist Church of Cherryville where he was a Deacon and Sunday School Teacher. He en-joyed gardening, hunting, fishing, and simply being outdoors. Bill also enjoyed antique collecting.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Jerry Rippy.
bella, and Asher Jackson; and brother, Herbert “Hub” Sellers.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Sept. 7, 2023 at 11 a.m., at Shady Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Dale Hendricks of-ficiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends Thursday from 10 to 10:45 a.m., prior to the service at the church.
Memorials may be made to Shady Grove Baptist Church – Building Fund, 3240 Tryon Courthouse Rd., Cherryville, NC, 28021; or Gaston Hospice, 258 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia, NC, 28054.
Condolences may be made to www.carpenterporter.com.
Carpenter – Porter Funeral and Cremation Services served the family of Mrs. Jackson.
Rayfield, and Elliot Rayfield.
From Page 1 equipped with TTY services, and they are equipped to receive text messages if the situation you are in prevents you from dialing 911.”
Based on information from a flier the CFD had prepared, D/E Brown also stated, “It’s important to call 911 so that the correct agency in your district can be dispatched immediately.”
Heffner, Rayfield, and Brown talked about the many and varied reason
someone should call 911. They range from the standard falls and/or lift assists by CFD personnel to other issues such as fires of any type, such as the obvious house fire, vehicle fire, kitchen fire, to any sort of outside or brush fire, such as out-of-control or unsupervised leaf burning.
“You might also call 911 in the event of an alarm activation, such as a fire or smoke alarm or a carbon dioxide (CO2) alarm,” said Heffner. “Vehicle accidents are also high on the reasons to call list,” he added.
Brown noted that other big issues like a person, or persons, having difficulty
Eaker Family Reunion Sept. 24
The Eaker Family Reunion will be held at 1 p.m., on Sunday, Sept. 24, at Bethlehem Community Church, 6753 Hwy. 182,
Cherryville, NC. A covered-dish meal will be followed by a short business meeting.
breathing, having chest pains, having a stroke or stroke-related symptoms, suffering unconsciousness, having a drug or alcohol overdose, poisonings, seizures, allergic reactions, or other similar problems can call.
AC Heffner added to that list, “Those having any new severe headache, heavy bleeding, drowning or near drowning, extremely hot or cold body temps. Any broken bones that are visible through an open wound, who are choking, suffering from severe burns, or someone who is making a threat to harm themselves or others, any attempted suicide,
actual suicide, any cardiac arrests or death; anything of that nature, can and should certainly call 911.”
Lastly, for all other regular or routine fire department calls, that number is still (704) 435-1730, noted AC Heffner.
CHERRYVILLE – William Burl “Bill” Rippy, 80, of East Main St., passed away Saturday, Sept. 2, 2023 at Gastonia Health and Rehab Center. He was born May 29, 1943 in Lin-coln County to the late Bud and Alma Sue Kester Rippy.
Survivors include his loving wife of 61 years, Joyce Chambers Rippy; daughters, Jeana Lynn Rayfield (Kipp), and Amy Rip-py Cook; grandchildren, Chase Rayfield, Casey Rayfield (Lau-ren), Chressy Rayfield, Carissa Rayfield, Colby Rayfield, Caleb Rayfield, and Hannah Cook; and great-grandchildren, Kennedy Rayfield, Judson
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 4, 2023 at Second Baptist Church with Rev. Casey Rayfield and Pastor Matt Thomas officiating. Interment followed at City Memorial Cemetery. His family received friends from 1 to 2:15 p.m., prior to the service in the church fellowship hall.
Memorials may be made to Cherryville Second Baptist Church Building fund. Condolences may be made to www.carpenterporter.com.
Carpenter – Porter Funeral and Cremation Services served the family of Mr. Rippy.
A Gaston County EMS 911 operator on duty, is shown here, taking calls. (photos provided)
This photo shows an empty operator’s chair. Not all the time will one of the CFD firemen or women be in the station house to take calls, especially if they are out on a call.
CHS Class of 1957
66th Class Reunion
The Cherryville High Class of 1957 had their 66th Class Reunion at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Aug. 12, 2023. They had 25 of their classmates who attended, and a report was given on the 22 who were unable to attend. Organizers said the class has “sadly have lost three class-
mates since our 65th Reunion.”
The Program was “Your Family and a Funny Story from Grade School, High School or an Interesting Story About Cherryville.”
A great buffet meal was enjoyed by all and hosted by Mary Naylor Donahue. Sincerest thanks to Dean and
Nancy Crocker for the venue. The “Welcome Sign” and beautiful decorations were provided by Tammy Campell.
As always, many memories were remembered, and many memories were made, and we EACH remain ever thankful for the warmth and closeness of the Class of 1957!
Coming up at your Cherryville Branch Library!
LEGO Club – Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m.
Family Storytime –Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
Teen Anime Club –Thursday, Sept. 21 at 4:30 p.m.
Craft & Chat for Adults – Saturday, Sept. 30 at 11 a.m. CLOSED FOR STAFF TRAINING DAY – Monday, Oct. 9
Our first Saturday Storytime might have been on the smaller side, but we still had fun! We talked about National Library Card Sign-up Month and the importance of having a library card. Ms. Traci read “Lola at the Library” by Anna McQuinn and “Book! Book! Book!” by Deborah Bruss. We sang “I Know a Chicken” by Laurie Berkner while shaking our shaker eggs; this is not only a great song but also good for some upper-arm exercise! We played a flannel board game with Gerald, looking for his friend Piggie; she was hiding behind one of the books. Gerald is perhaps better known as the Elephant from Mo Willems ‘Piggie & Elephant’ series. We played a bubble song, always a good way to get the kids moving, then wrapped it up with a create-your-own library card craft. We’ll be holding these story-times once a month, always on the first Saturday
unless we’re closed for a holiday. We had a winner! Please
join us in congratulating Miss Anavey, one of the Summer See CBL, Page 10
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THE CHERRYVILLE HIGH CLASS OF 1957 – Class members are, first row (seated): Peggy Beam Eaker, Frances Porter Dellinger, Pat Rudisill Knowles, Linda Ballard Moss, Sonja Black Hoyle, Lynette Homesley Taylor, Helgi Kuuskraa Shuford, Betty Sue Black Scism, Carol Black Beam, and Gail Ellis Wilson. Second row: Patsy Eaker Lineberger, Barabra Hoyle Guiterrez, William Upton, Jerry Dellinger, Glenda Crowder Crawford, Charles Beam, and Tom Wilson; and in the third row: Matthew Dellinger, James Self, Jerry Helms, Dean Crocker, Mary Helen McSwain Hinson, Carrol Carpenter, and Cecil Ramsey. (Bill Leonhardt attended but left before picture was taken.) (photo provided)
Our joy and goal at Your CBL is to “always keep you reading!”
Ms. Traci talks with the kids at Family Story Time. (photos provided)
Playing our bubble song, which is always a good way to get the kids moving!
Ms. Traci reading to the kiddies! She read “Lola at the Library” by Anna McQuinn and “Book! Book! Book!” by Deborah Bruss.
gathered around to hear the judge’s
Place: 1972 Chevy C-10, Michael Speagle, Vale, NC; and Third Place: 1973 Ford Bronco, Joe Leonhardt, Cherryville.
Most Unique winner was: 1968 Chevy Camaro SS, Rob Smeltzer, Charlotte, NC.
Modified, 1st Place – 1970 Chevy Chevelle; Hugh Murphy, of Bessemer City. (photos provided)
enjoy the event.
“We believe we had around 100 cars, all totaled,” said Kathy. Stan added, “There were a lot of really nice classic cars and trucks and our judges had a tough time narrowing the field down to get our final winners.”
A new category, The Best Auto Club Participation Award, was presented to the Westside Cruisers from Lincolnton, who had 14 cars in attendance. Other clubs that came out to the event were the Mountaineer Cruisers from Kings Mountain, and the Misfits Car Club.
The museum board and staff wish to thank our sponsors, Michael Beam, dba Sunbeam Farms, and FleetNet America, as well as the local businesses that contributed their talents and merchandise for advertising, “goodie” bags and door prizes. A special thanks to the many volunteers who gave of their time to make this a successful show.
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The previous batch of data showed improvements in test scores since students returned to in-person learning after the worst of the pandemic was over. These new results build on that progress.
As for standardized test scores, those figures ticked
slightly down from the 20212022 school year. The percentage of high schoolers scoring at least 19 on the ACT clocked in at 41.1 percent last school year, compared to 41.7% the previous school year.
The graduation rate was steady at 86.4 percent, down slightly from the 2020-2021 school year, which was an even 87 percent.
The number of low-performing schools decreased from 864 in 2021-2022 to
804 in 2022-2023, while the number of low-performing districts decreased from 29 to 24.
Despite the good news, there are still negatives.
“We are in year two of COVID recovery,” said Superintendent of Public Instruction Catherine Truitt.
“One of the indicators of that is our levels of chronic absenteeism, which correlate to learning loss and make it harder for students to gain. Last year, we were still at a
level of 31 percent. In other words, a third of kids in North Carolina are missing more than 10 days of school per year. This is, as compared to other states in the South, not a good number.”
“We can’t ignore the reality that we still have students in those schools who are not doing well – they can’t read, they can’t do math. We cannot lose sight of that,” said board member Olivia Oxendine.
Vice chairman Duncan noted that the achievement gaps concerned him the most.
“I remain extremely concerned about the achievement gaps that exist between the different groups. And I don’t see any meaningful improvement in that,” Duncan said. An advisory panel has proposed a set of recommendations to overhaul the state’s performance grading system for public schools.
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From Page 1 When the skateboard park’s parking lot filled up, the classic cars started driving over to the parking lot across the railroad tracks behind Main Street. By 9 a.m., the show had 83 participants registered, with still more cars coming in to show off their ride and
This year’s C.
While the judges went to work, the participants enjoyed music and visited the food vendors. Several groups of car owners went into town to patronize the local merchants and local eateries. By 12:45, the crowd 22nd Annual Antique Car Show winners were as follows: Best of Show: 1955 Chevy Two-Door Sedan, owned by Larry Stikeleather of Charlotte, NC; The Modified Winners – First Place: 1970 Chevy Chevelle, Hugh Murphy, Bessemer City; Second Place: 1956 Chevy Nomad, Keith Handel, Granite Falls; and Third Place: 1940 Ford Deluxe Coupe, Leeland Hope, Bessemer City. The Original Winners – First Place: 1967 Pontiac GTO, Paul Haynes, Lincolnton, NC; Second Place: 1966 Pontiac GTO,
Keith Horne, Gastonia; and Third Place: 1983 Olds Hurst, Skip Portale, Blacksburg, SC. This year there was a “Remember the Truck” category. Truck Winners – First Place: 1951 Chevy PU, Ricky Cooke, Clover, SC; Second
Truck, 1st Place – 1951 Chevy Truck; Ricky Cooke, of Clover,
Truck, 3rd Place – 1973 Ford Bronco, Joe Leonhardt, of Cherryville. A wide shot of the cars of the show in the parking lot across from the C. Grier Beam Truck Museum.
Discovering God’s goodness even in our worst moments
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.” – Romans 8:28
Many of us vividly recall exactly what we were doing 22 years ago on September 11. The Cherryville Ministerial Association meeting had just adjourned and I was on my way out of Home Folk’s Café when Mrs. Doris Lail informed me that a plane had just crashed into one of the buildings at the World Trade Center in New York. I thought it was one of those traffic Piper Cubs from a New York TV station that had
collid-ed with a skyscraper. So, I got in my car and drove on to the church of-fice. It was there, through an overly excited church staff, that I learned the truth of the situation.
A feeling of helplessness hit me. I served a year in Vietnam at Tan Son Nhut Air Base. Enlisted men were assigned to an Augment Team of the Security Police when the base came under attack. Flak jackets, helmets, ammo belts, and M-16s were issued and everyone reported to his desig-nated area for further orders. We were under attack on 9-11 and the de-sire to report to my area overwhelmed me but the frustration that took over was I had no assigned area! When the news came that a plane had crashed into the Pentagon, I told the office staff that
Keep or Delete
One of the most difficult decisions we make throughout our lives is how to handle our relationships. Sometimes we allow ourselves to be with people who are a hindrance to our divine destiny especially in the area of dating. We become attached to people who don’t value us, weaken our walk with the Lord, or just drain our lives with meaningless activities and conversations. Although I don’t think we should be rude to people, I do think we should pray about the role that people play in our lives. If our close friendships aren’t helping us to grow spiritually, or influencing us in a negative way, it would be wise to limit our interactions with them or end the relationship. Apostle Paul states about dating and relationships in 1 Corinthians 7:35 (NLT), “I am saying this for your benefit, not to place restrictions on you. I want you to do whatever will help you serve the Lord best, with as few distractions as possible.” Also, in I Corinthians 15:33 (NIV) he says, “Bad company corrupts good character.” At the end of the day, we have to decide who we want to please the most - God or people. Galatians 1:10 (NIV) says, - “Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.”
A BOLD STATEMENT
Jesus makes a statement that many have found hard to follow. In Matthew 10:37 (NLT) he says, “If you love your father or mother more than you love me, you are not worthy of being mine; or if you love your son or daughter more than me, you are not worthy of being mine.” This seems impossible to do because our families consume our time, energy, and love. However, Jesus doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t love our family members or fulfill our responsibilities to them. Nevertheless, he doesn’t want us to be so obsessed with them that we don’t obey what he is telling us to do or we don’t spend time with him. The best way to make sure that we are putting our relationship with God first is to prioritize him by incorporating daily devotional time into our schedules and learning to abide in him throughout the day.
PRAY THIS PRAYER:
“Father, You are great and mighty in power. I praise you for being the all-knowing, omniscient God. Your understanding is unsearchable, and you know what is best for me and who needs to be in my life. Forgive me for allowing people to distract me from the path you have me on. Help me to discern who needs to be a part of my life for a short season, who I need to remove from my life, and who you have destined me to be connected to throughout my spiritual journey. In Jesus’ name, I pray - Amen.”
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I had to go home. My son was serving in the USAF and was assigned as the Communication’s Officer of the USAF Joint Chiefs of Staff. My thoughts were focused on him and on his safety.
From Cherryville there was a small group of men in New York to watch a New York Yankees baseball game. Later, they would share that they were touring New York at that hour and were in close proximity to the World Trade Center.
Regardless of where individuals were, many recall exactly what they were doing in the mid-morning of Sept. 11, 2001. The TV networks showed the footage over and over all day, and in the evening, of the planes crashing into the twin towers in New York and at the Penta-gon. Later came the news of a fourth plane, Flight 93, with 44 passen-gers, that had
crashed into a field in Pennsylvania. Nearly 3,000 of our citizens perished that fatal day as America came under attack by terror-ists. The impact is still with us today as nearly 4,500 first responders have died from exposure to toxic vapors and debris of that fatal day and many others have long-term effects and terminal illnesses. Our nation has been affected as we’ve learned to live in an environment of “a new normal.”
It always leaves me with a sense of awe and wonder at the country’s connectedness as I have met people over the years from all parts of our nation and we have talked about where we were and what went through our minds on that day. It boggles my mind that someone so far away from me geographically at the time was thinking about the same event at the same time I was.
As we stand at the door
of another anniversary of this tragic day, I think I know why so many of us recall 9-11 so vividly and why it has impact-ed us so greatly: it’s the power of a shared experience.
As I write, living in the after-effects of Hurricane Idalia and the Maui wildfires, I’m reminded that even tragedies and terrible disasters, whether man-made or acts of nature, have great power to unite people and dispel differences. That’s why America is so amazing. When some-thing like 9-11 happens, people from Los Angeles and people from rural Montana or Mississippi, and people from our great cities like Miami, Chicago, Phoenix, Montgomery, Charleston, and Denver and every-where, else come together.
That is truly amazing and truly beautiful!
I can’t help but think that this also applies to the Chris-
Cherryville Area Places of Worship
tian faith. No matter your faith journey; no matter how you came to find Jesus; no matter how curvy or bumpy your road; as believers, we are all sons and daughters of God and we have a shared experience that is more monu-mental than anything else. At some point in time, we all made the same decision and we are all on the same road, with the same Savior leading us!
There is a lot of tragedy, a lot of suffering, and a lot of sin in our world. We see it in obvious ways like the evil that was carried out on 9-11, and we see it in more subtle ways in our own hearts, but we can rejoice because God’s Word tells us that He is greater than all of it. Christ has overcome the world and the sin that weighs it – and us – down! May God grant you His richest blessings as you journey on!
Blessed Hope Baptist Church 3357 Fallston-Waco Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-8530
Body of Christ Fellowship Center 405 S. Cherokee Street Cherryville, NC www.bodyofchrist7.com
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
Fairview Baptist Church 415 South Mountain Street Cherryville, NC 704-435-4299
First Baptist Church 301 East 1st Street Cherryville, NC 704-435-3796
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
Legacy Church 805 Self Street Cherryville, NC 704-457-9615
Living Word Ministries 306 East Academy Street Cherryville, NC 704-435-3213
Marys Grove United Methodist Church 1223 Marys Grove Church Rd Cherryville, NC 704-435-5544
Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church 235 A.W. Black Street Waco, NC 704-435-8842
Mt. Zion Baptist Church 112 Mt. Zion Church Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-9636
North Brook Baptist Church 7421 Flay Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-4471
Oak Grove AME Zion Church 542 Flint Hill Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-3687
Oak Grove Baptist Church 219 Tot Dellinger Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-3053
Revival Tabernacle 1104 Delview Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-4073
Rudisill Chapel AME Zion Church 417 South Mountain Street Cherryville, NC 704-435-5621
Second Baptist Church 201 Houser Street Cherryville, NC 704-435-9657
Shady Grove Baptist Church 3240 Tryon Courthouse Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-9605
St. John’s Lutheran Church 310 West Church Street Cherryville, NC 704-435-9264
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church 1203 St. Mark’s Church Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-5941
Victory Life Assembly of God 1655 Shelby Highway Cherryville, NC 704-435-5539
Waco Baptist Church 262 N. Main Street Waco, NC 704-435-9311
Washington Missionary Baptist Church 1920 Stony Point Road Waco, NC 704-435-3138
Word of Faith Ministry 306 Doc Wehunt Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-5560
Zion Hill Baptist Church 3460 Zion Hill Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-3355
If your church is in the Cherryville area and is not listed, please give Lorri a call at 704-484-1047 or email firstname.lastname@example.org CARS THAT FIT YOUR BUDGET 704-487-5520 tel/fax 1016 College Ave. (Hwy. 150) Shelby, NC 28152 (Near Boiling Springs, NC) www.edsteibelimports.com IMPORTS STEIBEL ED Stamey-Cherryville Funeral Home & Cremation Service 405 North Dixie Street, Cherryville, NC 704-445-8144 www.stameycherryvillefuneralhome.com Anthony Grove Baptist Church 100 Anthony Grove Road Crouse, NC 704-435-6001 Bess Chapel United Methodist Church 6073 Flay Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-7969 Bethlehem United Methodist Church 6753 NC 182 Highway Cherryville,
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Ironmen gridiron squad playing well against some tough opponents
Pruitt’s men currently 0-4 overall; 0-0 in SPC 1A/2A play
by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor email@example.com
Head Ironmen football coach Tim Pruitt’s varsity gridiron squad faced the visiting Blacksburg Wildcats at Rudisill Stadium on Friday, Sept. 1, and played that team a hard game. Still, the results were a defeat for the men in blue as they lost to the ’Cats by a score of 46-59.
After a 45-yard pass to junior Rayshawn Sewell that took the Ironmen down the field against the Wildcats. Senior Shamyr Moss then went 10 more yards, moving our team closer to the red zone, whereupon senior IM QB Josh Ward drew first blood when he hit Sewell with 7 minutes on the clock in the first quarter for a TD. The PAT by junior kicker Aiden Farmer was good and the Ironmen were up 7-0, just like that.
After a Henry Gil kickoff, the ’Cats fumbled. Ironman Jordan Lowrance recovered and scooted 40 yards into the end zone for the second Ironmen TD of the quarter. The PAT after (5:14 on the clock) was
good and CHS was 14; the ’Cats, 0. With 2:02 left on the clock in the first quarter, Blacksburg scored, making it 14-7, CHS.
CHS scored a third time after a Starr recovery, and with 1:05 on the clock, made it a 20-7 game. The PAT was no good after this score.
The Wildcats came out swinging in the second quarter, scoring right off the bat, making it a 20-14 game. Ward connected with Sewell again on another TD (9:59 on the clock), this one for 36 yards. CHS tried a two-point PAT but it was no good, so they had to settle for a 26-14 score, that is until the Wildcats roared back, scoring a TD and a PAT at 7:41 on the score clock.
The Blacksburg men went ahead shortly thereafter as they got a TD with 6:43 on the clock. Their PAT was no good, and they went up over the Ironmen by one point. Score: 26-27, Wildcats.
As the Ironmen went into the half, they trailed the Wildcats by one point, 34-35.
The final score for this non-conference game was 46-59, in favor of the Blacksburg Wildcats.
The Ironmen traveled to North Gaston on Friday, Sept. 8, to play another Wildcats team in a non-conference matchup.
CHS Lady Ironmen spikers picked up two big wins last week
Coach Leigh Kiser’s lady Ironmen picked up two big wins out of three matches this past week. History was made in the conference game at Bessemer City as freshman Kate Mulvey picked up all 25 service points in the Game 1, 25-0, Lady Ironmen set win. Game 2 went to the Lady Ironmen (25-17) as did Game 3 (25-7).
Said Coach Kiser, “We played really well, and we were able to play everybody and save some legs for the later matches.”
For Cherryville, Kate Mulvey had 16 aces, and 13 assists; Taylor Digh, 4 aces; Carson Reed, 5 kills and 3 blocks; and Emily Allen, 8 kills and 4 aces.
Next came a non-conference rematch at 3A North Gaston, and the Lady Ironmen got revenge for an earlier season loss by taking a 3-0 win on the road. Match scores were 25-18, 29-27, and 31-29.
“North Gaston is a great defensive team and it took a lot of extra points to put them away,” said Kiser.
Cherryville got contributions, Kiser noted, from Raylei Gidney, with 4 kills
and 5 blocks; and Taylor Digh’s 10 digs, along with Kate Bookout’s 6 digs. Emily Allen chipped in with 9 assists and 14 kills, and was joined by Carson Reed, who had 9 kills. Said Kiser, “(Kate) Mulvey set the ladies up all night, finishing with 13 assists.”
Next up was conference favorite Highland Tech, who showed a glimpse of why they are the team to beat.
Kiser said the Lady Rams have hitters all over the court and play great team defense. Unfortunately, CHS’ ladies came up on the losing end to a great HT squad by a 3-0 score. Match scores were 25-16, 25-21, and 25-18.
“Kennedy Weathers, with 5 kills, and Carson Reed’s 4 kills led the offense,” said Kiser, adding, “And Taylor Digh led our defense with 7 digs.”
Not to be left out of the glory, Coach Kiser said the JV Lady Ironmen “…also had a big week,” winning two out of three matches, beginning with a 2-1 win at BC, by scores of 25-9 (CHS), 25-20 (BCHS), and 25-10 (CHS).
“Logan McCorkle and Landry Beam led the team with 13 combined aces, and Camryn Shirley had 7 assists,” noted Kiser.
The junior varsity Lady Ironmen were winners again at North Gaston again by a 2-1 score last Wednesday.
Said Kiser, “Match scores were 25-23 (NG), 25-7 (CHS), and 16-14 (CHS). Landry Beam, with 8 aces and Camryn Shirley’s 5 aces led from the service line in the win.”
HT’s JV’s also made quick work of the juniors by a 2-0 match score, Kiser noted.
“Beam, with five digs; and Shirley, with three digs, led the defensive effort in the loss,” she said.
Kiser said both teams will be in action Tuesday, Sept. 19, on the road at East Gaston, and then back home for a non-conference matchup with East Rutherford’s Lady Cavs on Wednesday, Sept., 20.
The varsity ladies’ record is 6-6 overall; and 3-2 in SPC 1A/2A play. The JV ladies are 5-7 overall and 2-3 in conference play.
(Additional information and stats by Brian Kiser.)
rently 0-4 overall, and Shelby to play the Golden against the Warriors of ell and Danny Eaker.)
Bursting through the banner held by the cheerleaders, the 2023 CHS Ironmen take the field at home on Friday, Sept. 1, against the visiting Blacksburg Wildcats. photos by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)
CHS Ironmen football captains walk onto the field to greet their Blacksburg counterparts. They are, left to right: Trey Felton, Jordan Lowrance, Tyler Foley, and Hunter Jackson.
Lady Ironman volleyball player Raylei Gidney (#18) goes up to defend her side of the net in last week’s game against visiting Highland Tech. (photos by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)
CHS’ Krista Davis (#4) in the process of returning the ball back to the Lady Rams of Highland Tech in last week’s matchup at Nixon Gym.
CHS Ironmen junior Rayshawn Sewell doing what he does best, taking the ball and running it toward the other team’s end zone!
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The result of that meeting, attended by 25 Cherryville citizens, was a huge success, leading to follow-up meetings. In subsequent meetings things began to take shape: the group was formally named the Cherryville Little Theatre; plays were read and a first play selected – ‘Barefoot in the Park’ by Neil Simon; John David Kennedy was chosen as the first Director; open tryouts were held; and the newly formed theatre was up and running, at full speed!”
Stroupe noted CLT debuted its first ever production, “Barefoot in the Park”, on Friday, May 11, 1973 at 8 p.m., with a second show the following evening” He added, “The show was held at the East School Auditorium, and the ticket prices were $1.50 for adults, and $1 for children.”
He continued, “Fast forward to 2023, 50 years, and more than 140 plays later, you will find the Cherryville Little Theatre is still at full speed, and doing very well. To commemorate this historic milestone, the Theatre is planning a celebration and production: ‘50 years of the Cherryville Little Theatre: A REUNION’.
Show dates are Friday, Sept. 22, and Saturday, Sept. 23, 2023. The curtain opens each night at 7 p.m., and will be held, as always, at the Little Theatre building at 301 West Academy Street, Cherryville.”
Stroupe, a long-time veteran of the CLT, said the anniversary showcase has been his “brainchild” for while now, adding, “This project has been on my mind for over a year and the occasion is certainly worthy of being recognized.”
Stroupe, along with Debbie Beam Hopper, who is also a veteran of CLT, and Sarah Fox Sandoval, the current President of the group and a stage veteran in her own right; have been working diligently to write, direct, and bring this story to life. Said Mr. Stroupe, “The
showcase will be a quick look back at the past 50 years, and will also highlight songs and scenes from many favorites through the decades. There have been so many memories and quality performances on the CLT stage through all the years. The toughest part has been trying to scale it into an hour and a half show. And also the people – so many wonderful and talented people in every decade – there would never be enough time to honor and pay proper respect to everyone involved with the heritage of this Theatre. So, we are taking a bigger picture approach to remember the Theatre as a whole; for what it is and has been; and to express the community’s appreciation for everyone’s contributions.”
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF GASTON
NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS
Having qualiﬁed on 27th of July, 2023 as Administrator of the Estate of CHARLES THOMAS WILLIAMS, deceased, late of Gaston County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, ﬁrms, and corporations having claims against said estate to present them to the undersigned, Jeffrey Thomas Williams, Administrator on or before the 30th of November, 2023, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, ﬁrms, and corporations indebted to said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.
This the 30th day of August, 2023.
Jeffrey Thomas Williams, Administrator
Estate of: Charles Thomas Williams
1309 York Road Kings Mountain, NC 28086
CE (8/30, 9/06, 13 & 20/2023)
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF GASTON
IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK
In the Matter of the Estate of:
REBECCA LOUISE SMITH HUNTSINGER, Deceased.
Having qualiﬁed on the 21st day of August, 2023 as Administratrix of the Estate of Rebecca Louise Smith Huntsinger, deceased, late of Gaston County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, ﬁrms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Executrix on or before the 8th day of December, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery.
All persons, ﬁrms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment.
This the 6th day of September, 2023.
Heather Huntsinger, ADM
320 St. Luke Church Road
Kings Mountain, NC 28086
C. Andrew Neisler, Jr, Admin. CTA
CLONINGER & NEISLER ATTYS
P.O. Box 515, 300 E. King Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086
CE (9/6, 9/13, 9/20, & 9/27/2023)
Stroupe noted the purpose of this show is twofold.
“Obviously, CLT wants this to be a fun and exciting trip down memory lane. But, more importantly, this is an invitation to the Cherryville community to come to the Theatre. Maybe it has been years, or perhaps you have never attended a Theatre show; the Theatre Board of Directors wants you to attend and find out what CLT is all about. Thus, this show being titled ‘A Reunion’, intended to be a gathering of old and new friends.”
For those who wish to contact the Theatre regarding tickets for this or other plays, please visit them at their web site at https://cherryvillelittletheatre.org, or call them at (704) 435-1742. Their bricks and mortar address is 301 W Academy St, Cherryville, NC.
(Part Two of this story
will lay out, in next week’s 9-20-23 Eagle – the great cast of characters who have been movers and shakers
for the CLT family as well as other information about this great little community service and enterprise. CLT
truly is a community-wide, and a state, treasure! Please check back with us. You’ll be glad you did!)
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A cutting from the 1973 Cherryville Eagle article highlighting the Cherryville Little Theatre’s first production, “Barefoot in the Park.” (photo provided)
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EAKER FAMILY REUNION.
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SEEKING DIVINITY DEGREE CANDIDATE. Are you a candidate for a Divinity degree completing your studies online? If so, we’d like to talk to you. We are a local church with a belief in a busy future serving Our Lord Jesus, Christ. We are seeking to call a pastor who will lead us into and through our lively times-to come.
The position we offer comes with salary and some beneﬁts and starts immediately – affording you the opportunity to “earn while you learn.” Candidates receiving Leading from Our Lord should submit letter and resume’ to : ofﬁce@ lafayettestreetchurch.org.
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Skid steer work and Trackhoe work. RV Transport and set ups in Local Campgrounds. Driveway repairs, gravel hauling, Culvert pipe installed. Campground sites built to your specs. Call 704-473-5600. (704) 4735600 firstname.lastname@example.org
JAMES BALLARD PAINTING SERVICE. Paint Kitchen Cabinets, Stain Decks, Outside Painting. Pre-estimated price. References available. 828-4297511, 828-429-3743. Ask for James. (828) 287-9272 email@example.com
ERIC MOBILE MECHANIC. I will come to you to repair any car, lawnmower or tractor. Honest & Reliable! (704) 300-2332
WILL CLEAN HOUSES. Reasonable rates. Call or text me at (704) 419-9016
SHIPMAN’S MASONRY- 48 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Brick, Block & Stone, Outside Fireplaces, Foundations, Underpinnings. “Free Estimates”. 1st Quality Work! (863) 532-1587
SURGE PRESSURE WASHING, INC. House washing starting @$99. surgepwinc.com (704) 284-9292
CHILD CARE NOW ENROLLING NC PRE-K. Must be 4 by August 31st, 2023. Please inquire at Connected Kids Child Development Center at 600 N. Morgan St, Shelby or call Carol Rikard, Damitra Cannon or Katina Smith at 704-4875792.
METAL LAWN CHAIRS, BARN LANTERNS. 14 pairs size 15 shoes, some new. Located in Polkville. (573) 544-5806
ALL OAK, SOMEWHAT GREEN Cut short for small stoves or midsize 16’’-18’’ long. Cut, split, delivered. $75. 1/2 ton load. 828-395-0758.
FRESH FARM EGGS. Call for
Price fresh farm eggs for sale
704-473-9866 or text (704)
BILLIARD BALLS; CUE STICKS 2 1/8” Dia $18, 2 1/4” Dia $20- w/Racks. 52” Maple Cue Sticks 2/$42 or 4/$80 firstname.lastname@example.org
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TRACTORS, EQUIPMENT, RIDING MOWERS, GARDEN TILLERS, GO-KARTS. Ready to mow. All in excellent condition. Can deliver, 30+ years experience in repair work. 828980-0853, 704-476-9383.
FLEA MARKET ITEMS I have 2 Utility Buildings Full Of Flea Market Items. Want To Sell The Items. Come See! 828447-5760. (828) 223-0050
SIG SAUER 357 CALIBER Semi automatic stainless steel pistol. $650. Includes a 12 shot magazine. (828) 2891817.
1999 DODGE 1500. I have 1999 Dodge pickup, been wrecked, has some good body parts, has good 360 engine. Doors have been sold. (704) 300-1818 kim_ email@example.com
USED CAMPER TOPS: BUY/ SALE/TRADE. Various sizes and styles. Keep it dry and safe! 828-980-0788 or 828286-8674.
WANT TO BUY CARS& TRUCKS. Trailers, Tractors, Farm Equipment. Must have ID and proof of ownership. Callahan’s Towing. (704) 692-1006 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
WANTED: OLD AND NEW AMMO. Reloading supplies. Call 828-245-6756 or cell # 828-289-1488.
FARM & GARDEN 5’ WOODS BUSH HOG. In excellent condition, $1050. (704) 538-8474
FLOOR TILE, OAK ENGINEERED WOOD. Great quality 18 x 24” tile. Perfect for a bathroom or foyer. Will cover 57 square feet $100. Oak engineered wood will cover 120 square feet $200. (407) 5792473 firstname.lastname@example.org
BEAUTIFUL WOOD DINING TABLE with 4 chairs. Perfect for small family. $350. Call 704312-6020. NEW BADCOCK DIRECT HAMILTON II. Leather Sofa & Love Seat. Cream Color $1800. (202) 550-5093
C FARMAL WITH CULTIVATORS. $2500. 7 ft, Big Rhino Scrape Blade $900. 10ft Cultipacker Double Roller $400. 828-289-4619, (704) 5383756
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AUCTION PUBLIC SALE
NC. Contents of Units: #39 Costy, #82 Oliver, #79 Davis, #21 Johnson for Non-Payment of Storage Rent. (704) 4737358 email@example.com STANLEY MINI STORAGE AUCTION PUBLIC SALE. 9AM Sept 18th Stanley Mini Storage Storage, 3844 Charles Raper Jonas Hwy., Stanley NC. Contents of Units: #14/15 Miles, #16 Willard, #52 Tadlock for Non-Payment of Storage Rent. (704)
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(OPEN OR FULLY ENCLOSED) 14 on Display. 12’ Wide to 40 EVEN 60 Clear Span. “We do Grading, Gravel, Concrete” TURN KEY! J Johnson Sales, 2690 221South, Forest City, NC (828) 245-5895 FOR SALE TRAILERS, TRAILERS! DUMP TRAILERS, GOOSENECK, DECK OVER, EQUIPMENT, ALL PURPOSE TRAILERS, CAR HAULERS. Cash, Finance, Credit Cards, Rent to Own (No Credit Check) J Johnson Sales, 2690 221South, Forest City, NC (828) 245-5895 NEW 6X12 TRAILER “RENT TO OWN”. No Credit Check! $582 Down-$161 per month. Includes Tax & Title Fee. J Johnson Sales, 2690 221South, Forest City, NC. (828) 245-5895 7 TON GOOSENECK 25 FOOT. Lay Flat Ramp “All Rubber Seal Lights” Tool Box & More! $12,900 OR No Credit Check Rent
2 China Cabinets $359 ea, 231 Red Bricks $150. Storm Doors & Windows, assorted sizes $185 for all. TV Stand $65, Fireplace Mantel $250. (100) 8 Track Tapes $185. Table, 4 Chairs $75. Nice Women’s Dress Clothes & Dress Pants, assorted sizes $300 for all. Also Boys & Girls Clothes, $150 for all. (803) 818-1215 TOTES $60. Metal & Plastic Barrels, Open or Closed Top $10. Feed Barrels 25 & 55 Gallon with Lids & Rings $20. Old Saw Mill Blade, $100. Call Jeff (828) 327-4782 DISCOUNT APPLIANCES. Refrigerators, washers, dryers and stoves. 704-477-4766. 1205 Earl Road, Shelby, NC. (704) 477-4766 WANT TO BUY WANT TO BUY USED BUICK, TOYOTA or HONDA with Less than 90,000 Miles. Call 980-745-5396 or 980-880-7345 “Leave Voice-
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Developmental Associates on this search was enlightening, and we are grateful for all the work their staff and assessors put into this process. Brian consistently showed through the assessment that he was an exceptional candidate, and we’re lucky to have him here in the City of Lincolnton.”
Major Greene has been with the Lincolnton Police Department for 27 years, most recently serving as the Interim Police Chief since April 2023, after the retirement of former Chief Jordan. Greene has served in a broad variety of positions including serving as Assistant Police Chief for the past nine years. Originally hired as a patrol officer in 1996, Greene was promoted to Detective in 1998 and became Investigations Lieutenant 2003. In 2014 Greene was promoted to Captain functioning as Assistant Police Chief; his rank was upgraded to Major in 2021.
In addition to his extensive on-the-job experience, Chief Greene brings a wealth of educational and professional training to the Lincolnton Police Department with hundreds of hours of specialized training in the law enforcement field. He holds a BS from Gardner-Webb University, and earned his Master of Arts in Criminal Justice, with Honors, from American Military University in 2013. He graduated from the NC Justice Academy’s Criminal Investigation Program in 1999 and earned his Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate in 2000. In 2013, Chief Greene graduated from the 248th Session of the prestigious FBI National Academy in Quantico, VA.
As Major, Greene was already responsible for supervising 34 full-time officers, four part-time officers,
FARM & GARDEN
4X5 ROUND BALES FESCUE
HAY. $40 bale or buy in volume for better rate. (704) 215-0214
ROUND HAY BALER FOR
SALE. 2013 New Holland, needs $300 worth of parts.
HORSE QUALITY HAY FOR
SALE. 4x5 Round Bales in barn, $55 each. Fescue and Orchard grass. Rutherford County. 828-429-3100.
HAY BALES FOR SALE. Good grass, 4x5 large hay bales. $40 each. 828-429-4900.
1993 HYDRA SPORTS 18’9”
BOAT. Open title. Boat needs work, it’s been sitting for a few years. 150 Mercury motor, runs good. Asking $4,200 OBO. (704) 418-9331 vablab08@ gmail.com
five reserve officers and four civilians, the day-to-day operations of the department, and all department planning, including policy, procedures, and budgeting. He has been instrumental in several recent public safety initiatives in Lincolnton, including working closely with the Lincolnton Homeless Task Force and spearheading the installation of shared security cameras for downtown merchants.
Developmental Associates is a national talent search and development company based in Chapel Hill, NC. The company develops public safety candidate review processes that are valid, reliable, and viewed as transparent and fair by the participants for law enforcement, fire safety, emergency management, and emergency communication positions. DA creates legally defensible assessment center exercises to measure a range of technical, leadership, critical incident, and emotional intelligence skills using behavioral-based and validated psychological assessments including measurement of key skills for today such as empathy, impulse control, and social responsibility. The applicant candidate process uses highly trained, external subject matter experts to serve as assessors and delivers behavioral-based candidate feedback.
New Lincolnton Police Chief Greene stated, “I am very excited, and humbled, by this appointment. I look forward to leading the LPD team and continuing our excellent service and support for Lincolnton residents, businesses, and visitors. I am ready to hit the ground running and eager to make sure Lincolnton remains a great place to live, work, and play.”
Greene lives in West Lincoln with his wife, Lisa, and their daughter. They have two additional children that also work as police officers for Gaston County and Cherryville.
PETS & LIVESTOCK
NEEDS A FAMILY TO LOVE
Black/white Pekeazhu 18mth male, sweetheart, smart, just needs a patient, understanding & loving owner. Price Negotiable (801) 696-3262 firstname.lastname@example.org
KOI FISH FOR SALE. 2”-4” all colors; wholesale price $1. each- minimum 25 ﬁsh. (864) 546-2778 brendasherman9@ gmail.com
DOG KENNELS 5X10, 10X10, 10X20. Dog Houses, Tops for Kennels. “Delivery & Setup Available” J Johnson Sales 2690 221South, Forest City, NC (828) 245-5895 CONTURNIX QUAIL $5. Quail Chicks $3 ea. Quail eggs $6 per doz. Bob Whites $8.00. Hatching Eggs. Guineas $10. (704) 476-9943 email@example.com
FREE KITTENS To a good home. 2 males and 7 females are available. 704-562-0370.
PITT BULL PUPPIES FOR SALE. 1 litter, 6 months old; 1 litter, 5 months old; brindle and white. $200. Call 704-734-7243
JCMS boys golf team wins at last week’s match
John Chavis Middle School Eric Miller, Technology teacher, Golf Coach, and Robotics Coach, and Boys Track & Field Coach, said recently Chavis’ boys golf team defeated W.C. Friday on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 181 to 217. Medalist for the match was day were: Caden Martin – 52, Reese Baker – 52, Blake L. –
From Page 3 Reading Grand Prize winners. She is now the proud recipient of an awesome art set. It came complete with oil pastels, crayons, colored pencils, markers, and more. Who knows... maybe she’ll be the next famous illustrator of children’s books! We’re already looking ahead to next year’s theme of Adventure. If you have any program ideas, or if there are special guests that you would like us to try to
PETS & LIVESTOCK
GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES. We have full blooded German Shepherd puppies ready for their new homes. They were born on June 1st, 2023 and all have had their ﬁrst shots and been vet checked ! We are located in Springﬁeld,SC! (937) 707-5977 spiress075@gmail. com
TOY & MINI AUSSIES. UTD on shots and worming. Blue eyes, paper & crate trained. 828-2896756.
BOXER PUPPIES, CKC REG. 8 weeks old, shots & worming UTD. Big healthy pups. $300 each. (704) 466-3135
book, please let us know. We need to plan as early as possible to make next summer our best summer yet here at the Cherryville Branch Library!
For more information about anything library-related, give us a call at (704) 769-8190, or stop by the branch 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 – keep reading!
And… we had a winner! Please join us in congratulating Miss Anavey, one of the Summer Reading Grand Prize winners. She is now the proud recipient of an awesome art set.
1990 MASTERCRAFT CAJUN
BASS BOAT. $2750 or Reasonable offer. Call to see and make offer. He does not text so must call Ray @ 252-361-5259. Boat, 150 HP motor and galvanized trailer. Titles in hand.
(252) 361-5259 jarmansusan@ yahoo.com
PETS & LIVESTOCK
FREE CATS AND KITTENS. We cannot afford to feed them any longer. All are tame. (704) 284-1381 firstname.lastname@example.org
CKC REGISTERED GER-
MAN SHEPHERD. Male, black & tan, turned two on December 25. All shots. $500. Includes dog house. 828-4296910.
BLUE TICK BEAGLE PUP-
PIES AKC Registered. Parents on site. 2 sets of shots and wormed. $400 ea. 704-6926787
LABRADOODLE PUPS. Beautiful rust, black, blond, and white pups, family raised. Shots and wormed, dad registered poodle, mom is F1 Labradoodle. 9 weeks old and ready to go! (704) 974-6760 email@example.com
BALL PYTHONS, 8 WEEKS
OLD. Many different colors & genetics. Males & females. Prices vary. Call Mark (704) 470-5947
GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES. 2 females. Sophie and Lily. Born March 24, 2023. Shots and dewormed. CKC registered. $400 each. (704) 477-4341
FOR SALE BY OWNER 3 BR, 2 BA Brick House, 1,371 sq.ft. corner lot. As is $220,000. 704812-8247
SUNNYVIEW, NC FOR SALE BY OWNER. Convenient location, 4 acre wooded house lot on quiet country road. $52,000. Owner ﬁnancing available. 828429-3287.
currently accepting applications for our waiting list. Rent is based on income (and some expenses are deducted). Please visit us today at Laurel Hill Apartments, 1526 Eaves Rd., Shelby, NC or call for more information 704-487-1114. Equal Housing Opportunity. HICKORY CREEK APARTMENTS FOR SENIORS. (62 and older), disabled (50 and older). Shelby. Now taking applications for waiting list. 418 East Warren Street, Shelby. (704) 487-6354
2&3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Nice and clean, water furnished. Oak Grove Community, Kings Mtn. Call or text, 704-739-0259.
AKC GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUPPIES President Gerald Ford bloodlines. 2 rounds of shots, 8 weeks old. 2 boys & 1 girl left. Call 704-884-6805.
CARS & TRUCKS
2003 TOYOTA PRIUS, WHITE. Mileage: 300K, Cold air, Good tires. $3,500. 704942-4788.
RUTHERFORD COUNTY 3BR, 2BA HOUSE .62 ACRE. Metal roof, vinyl siding, brick underpinned. New: ﬂooring, chair-height commode, paint. Nice yard, wrap-around porch. $160,000. 828-453-8941.
LIONS SENIOR VILLAGE has 1 bedroom HUD subsidized apartments for low income seniors. Taking applications
LAB PUPPIES, AKC REGISTERED. Champion Bloodlines, First Shots and Wormed. Ready Aug 18. (252)333-0377 (252) 333-0377 TravisHardison@ gmail.com
RUTHERFORD COUNTY ACADEMY HEIGHTS APARTMENTS in Rutherfordton for our 1BR units Available Now. Designed for the elderly (62 or older) or persons with disabilities. Unique community with 8 bedroom/ bath units, shared living room, kitchen and laundry room. Accessible units designed for persons with disabilities, subject to availability. Visit us at 210 Clubhouse Dr. or call (828) 286-3599 for more information. $25 application fee, credit/criminal check required. Rental Assistance Available. Equal Housing Opportunity. Professionally managed by Partnership Property Management, an equal opportunity provider and employer. 2 & 3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Small private park between Spindale and Forest City. Starting at $600 per month. 828-382-0475.
1997 FORD MUSTANG 2 door, 166,000 miles, automatic, fair condition. $1500. (864) 8393039 2009 PONTIAC G6 4 door, Red. 38500 miles, Runs great. Call or text (828) 490-0559 CARS & TRUCKS 1996 DODGE RAM VAN. 1996 Dodge Ram Sterling Series Conversion Van 179,731 miles Motor good, Interior good, Needs electrical work. $2500 (704) 482-4771 2003 FORD F-150 4x4, Red, ex-cab. Short bed, has oil pressure problem, $2100. Call anytime 704-418-6080 or 704300-2502. 2006 HONDA ACCORD SDN. 4 Door, 4 Cylinder, Dark Blue, Grey Leather Interior, Automatic, only 75,000 miles, Sunroof, Michelin Tires, Excellent Condition. $8300. Call 704-9744851 1995 FORD TAURUS 180,000 miles. $1600, 1995 Clean Grey Ford Taurus good running car. Good tires. Heat and air work. (704) 884-6779 2006 FORD MUSTANG 73,121 miles. Call for Price, (704) 748-1890 firstname.lastname@example.org VACATIONS SCENIC RIDGE COUNTRY CAMPGROUND. Cherryville, NC. Cabins. RV Spots, Daily Weekly, Monthly, Seasonal Sites. (704) 435-0938 OCEAN LAKES MYRTLE BEACH. Cottage N34. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, den, kitchen, dining, covered deck, near country store. Call Dorcas, 803-718-2659. MOTORCYCLES & ATVS 2015 HARLEY SPORTSTER 1200. 7199 miles, $11,500 obo. Call Kenneth 704-4720448. MOTORCYCLES & ATVS 2001 HARLEY ELECTRAGLIDE. Looks Good, Runs Good! Black with Chrome. Hard saddlebags and quick detach Tour-Pak. New front tire. 79,000 miles. Crash bars with highway pegs. Most comfortable seat. Extra passenger backrest. Tool bag included. $5500. 704-466-5378 Call or
Text (704) 466-5378
RIDGE COUNTRY CAMPGROUND. Cherryville, NC. Cabins. RV Spots, Daily Weekly, Monthly, Seasonal Sites. (704) 435-0938
now. Age 62 or older. Equal Housing Opportunity. 211 North Morgan Street, Shelby, NC (704) 482-7723 (704) 482-7723 Lions@RPMMANAGED.COM FOR RENT CLEVELAND COUNTY MOVE IN SPECIAL. 2 & 3 Bedroom, deposit required. $210 weekly rates. Includes power and water. NO PETS. NO TEXTING. (704) 473-4299 2&3 BEDROOM TOWN HOMES. Townhomes located in Shelby, NC. We are
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The 2023 John Chavis Middle School boys golf team are, left to right: Steven Bell, Will Skibo, Trevor Dalton, Caiden Bowman, Canon Whitesides, Will Pruitt, Luke Brown, and Dane Harris.