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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Test results confirm pandemic’s effect on student achievement Graduation rate for the Class of 2021 is 86.5 percent; six schools are above 90 percent by TODD HAGANS Chief Communications Officer Gaston County Schools

Cherryville City Manager/Fire Chief Jeff Cash welcomes everyone to the 2021 20th Sept. 11th Remembrance Ceremony, held at the CFD Station House. (photo by MEP/Eagle/CF Media)

20th 911 Remembrance Ceremony urges all to “never forget” Somber occasion a time of reflection for all in attendance by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

It was a time for somber reflection – Cherryville’s Sept. 11th Remembrance Ceremony; the City’s 20th – held on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021 at 9 a.m., at the Cherryville Fire Department. City Manager/Fire Chief Jeff Cash said, after welcoming everyone who came, they do this once again in memory of the 2,977 innocent civilians; 343 NYFD firefighters; 27 NYPD officers; and 37 New York Port Authority officers; who were mur-

dered at the hands of a small group of radical religious fanatics. All perished when the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers crashed to the earth in New York City, and in the Pentagon, and on a quiet field in Pennsylvania. Cash spoke of how their department, along with 1,356 fire departments in the state, took up money for the NYFD and NYPD, and how they collected $500,000 for them. “We gave them a check for $300,000 and took them five vans for their use,” he said. He also told of his own personal feelings about being up there helping out when a whistle blew, halting work on the buildings’ wreckage, stopping everything because seven sets of remains had been found

beneath some of the rubble. Cash also lifted high a piece of the terrazzo flooring of one of the towers given him by one of the NYFD chiefs in honor of what the NC firefighters did for their fellow firefighters. Councilwoman and Mayor Pro-Tem Jill Parker-Puett, an EMS worker for 27 years, spoke, praising all firefighters, police, and EMTs everywhere for their sacrifices on a daily basis. Cherryville Police Chief Cam Jenks led everyone in the “Pledge of Allegiance” while the CHS Marching Ironmen band, under the direction of Director Mark Ewing, performed “The National Anthem”, and “Taps”. Captain Kurt Black lowered the s flag to See 911, Page 3

Test results for the 20202021 academic year confirm that the COVID-19 pandemic had a significant effect on student achievement in Gaston County and across North Carolina, according to information released by the North Carolina State Board of Education. Statewide, student proficiency rates on end-of-year and end-of-course tests were lower for all tested grade levels and subject areas when compared to data from the 2018-2019 year, the last year when students took state tests, according to the N.C. Department of Public Instruction. End-of-year tests were not administered for the 20192020 year after the pandemic forced the closure of school buildings and halted in-person instruction in March 2020.

Cherryville High School was one of six Gaston County schools with a graduation rate that exceeds 90 percent. CHS’ score was 92.0 percent. The others are Gaston Early College (100 percent), Gaston County Virtual Academy (100 percent), Highland (100 percent), South Point (91.8 percent), and Ashbrook (91.0 percent). (Eagle/CF Media file photo by Michael E. Powell)

“Everyone realizes the pandemic has affected all aspects of school, including academic achievement, accountability, and testing so it is not surprising to have test results that indicate lower student proficiency,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. W. Jeffrey Booker. “The state end-of-grade and endof-course tests are designed to measure student learning based on typical face-to-face classroom instruction during the school year. Because of the pandemic, 2020-2021 was an atypical academic year. The modified schedule

reduced the amount of in-person instruction at school and forced us to rely on remote and virtual learning at home.” Dr. Booker continued, “Because of the unprecedented circumstances we have experienced, we know the test results for 2020-2021 do not give a full picture of the academic ability of our students. We also know a decrease in proficiency does not equate to a decrease in effort. Our students, parents, teachers, and school personnel went beyond expectations last See TEST, Page 4

Gaston County Commissioner Allan R. Fraley, of Cherryville, reads the Aug. 24 proclamation regarding the placement of a plaque honoring the memory of late Cherryville Superior Court Judge Robert W. Kirby. The plaque graces the door of the fourth-floor jury room of the Gaston County Courthouse. With Mr. Fraley are family members of the late Judge and former Senior Resident Superior Court Judge, Jesse Caldwell (in front, seated), and family friend, James Russell Beam (far right). (photos provided)

CFD has push-in ceremony for their new fire truck Gaston County Courthouse plaque honors memory of the late Judge Kirby

Big unit in its new home, ready to go to work for the City by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

The push-in ceremony for the Cherryville Fire Department’s new truck, a.k.a. Engine 73, took place immediately after the City’s 911 Remembrance Ceremony on Friday, Sept. 10. Mayor Pro-Tem and City Councilwoman Jill Parker-Puett welcomed the small crowd that walked

Superior Court Judge Robert William Kirby fondly remembered by family; friends at Aug. 24 ceremony Cherryville City Manager and Fire Chief Jeff Cash presents Truck Committee chairmen Capt. Chris “Pudge” Cash and Capt. Kurt Black with framed photos of the new Engine 73. (photo by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media) over to the fire department’s bays, and after a prayer by Fire Chaplain, the Rev. Dr. Vince Hefner, Driver/Engineer Colby Heffner gave a recitation of the history of the new truck.

The need for, and purchase of, the truck began, noted D/E Heffner, in December 2019 when Chief Cash appointed a committee to be chaired by Capt. Chris See CFD, Page 12


In a resolution adopted on Aug. 24, Gaston County Commissioner Allen R. Fraley of Cherryville, along with other commissioners and family members of the late Judge Robert Kirby, honored his memory by un-

veiling and placing a plaque on the door of the Fourth Floor Jury Room of the Gaston County Courthouse. Commissioner Fraley read the resolution noting how “…the Gaston County Board of Commissioners expresses its heartfelt appreciation for Judge Kirby’s many contributions to Gaston County and finds it is most fitting to posthumously recognize him by naming the Fourth Floor Jury Assembly Room located in the Gaston County Courthouse as the Judge Robert William Kirby Jury

Assembly Room.” This was done, said Fraley, “…remembering and honoring him as a Judge for ‘The People’, and for the example he set for generations of future leaders.” The proclamation continued, “WHEREAS, the Honorable Judge Robert William Kirby, long-time resident of Gaston County, was born Oct. 16, 1928 and was the son of Methodist Minister, Reverend Cicero W. Kirby, and Ruth McPhail Kirby; and, WHEREAS, before his See KIRBY, Page 4

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Elizabeth Shull CHERRYVILLE – Illa Elizabeth “Lib” Simpson Shull, 83, of West Church St., passed away Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021 at Atrium – Cleveland. She was born Sept. 14, 1937, in Lincoln County to the late John and Brite Elizabeth White Simpson. Lib was an amazing woman who cared tremendously about her family and friends. She always thought of others before herself. Her world revolved around her grandchildren whom she adored dearly. A few things that she enjoyed included cooking, getting her hair done at the beauty salon, and shopping. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Kenneth Shull, Sr.; daughter, Brenda Kay Shull; brothers, Ralph, Cone, Max, Jerry, Forrest, and Ken Simpson; and sisters, Edna Simpson Fourshee, and Annalee Simpson Moody. Left to cherish her memory is her daughter Cathy Ann Shull; son, Jerry Kenneth Shull Jr. (Roxanne Reynolds); grandchildren, Elizabeth Shull (Quinton Hollar), Johnny Reynolds Jr.; Bayleigh Smith; great-grandchildren, Dominic Reynolds, and Dimaggio Reynolds; and great-great grandchildren, Braylon Reynolds, and Amilya Howze. Services are private. Condolences may be made to Carpenter – Porter Funeral and Cremation Service served the family of Mrs. Shull.

Perry Jones SHELBY – Harold Perry Jones, 66, of Shelby, passed away Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 at Atrium Health Cleveland. He was born Dec. 3, 1954 in Cleveland County to the late Howard Dean and Vera Lee Laws Jones. Perry was a 1973 graduate of Cherryville High School where he was an exceptional football player. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He retired from truck driving where he worked for 28 years with his brother, Mike, as a FedEx contractor. Perry loved Classic Rock and Oldies music and watching movies. He enjoyed going to Gatlinburg and spending time with his family. He was a people person and cherished time spent with family and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Josh Jones. Survivors include his son, Austin Brent Jones of Shelby; daughter, Amber (Jones) Rauch and husband, Dale, of Gastonia; brothers, Don Jones and wife, Markie, Dee Jones and wife, Susan, and Mike Jones and wife, Barbara; and nephews and nieces, Scott, Jeff, David, Angie, Mark, Deana, Shane and Steve. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021 at 11 a.m., at Carpenter

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Patricia Payne Eaker CHERRYVILLE – Patricia Payne Eaker, 79, of Cherryville, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2021, at her home. She left us peacefully, surrounded by family. She was born Patricia Sue Payne Oct. 30, 1941, in Salisbury, N.C., the daughter of the late Loris Beam Payne Vernon and the late William Carl Payne. Patricia (Pat) was married 61 adventurous years to Guy Howard Eaker, Sr. Pat was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Cherryville, N.C. She was a devoted wife, an amazing mother, grandmother, and a trusted friend. Pat was a fabulous cook and the most selfless, sweetest person anyone would be blessed to know. Her love, sense of humor, and dedication to the Lord and her family was obvious to all who knew or met her. She will be greatly missed. Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Guy H. Eaker, Sr.; her son, Guy H. Eaker, Jr., of Cornelius, N.C.; her daughter, Carla Eaker Truluck of Charlotte, N.C.; her grandchildren, Guy H. Eaker, III; and Caroline Eaker Perry; great-grandchildren: Noah, Apollo and Josie; her half-sister, Rebecca Phillips of Hickory, N.C., and her grand-dog, Courtney Truluck, whom she absolutely adored. She was preceded in death by her brother, Jerry Payne, and her half-brother, Bobby Vernon. A private family service will be held soon. The family would like to extend special thanks to caregivers, family and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to The First United Methodist Church, 601 North Pink St., Cherryville, N.C., 28021, or the charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be made to the family at Carpenter – Porter Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family of Mrs. Eaker. – Porter Funeral & Cremation Services with Rev. Mike Ivey of West Cramerton Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be held at a later date. The family will greet friends immediately following the service. Memorials may be made to Parkinson’s Foundation at Condolences may be made to Carpenter – Porter Funeral & Cremation Services is serving the family of Mr. Jones.

ARRESTS 8-16: Christopher Jordan Gillaspie, 32, 106 Linda Dr., Cherryville; one count of a WSOJ. $4,500 secured bond. 8-18: Summer Michelle Brittain, 34, 409 Tot Dellinger Rd., Cherryville; possession of marijuana up to ½ ounces; possession of drug paraphernalia; and WSOJ/OFA (Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office). $5,000 secured bond. 8-19: John Daniel Page, 49, 3243 NC 181, Morganton; two WSOJs (Caldwell County). $3,000 secured bond. Vehicle impounded/ stored at McDaniel’s Towing. 8-26: Timothy Eugene Scruggs, 55, 204 S. Pink St., Cherryville, was arrested at 425 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Gastonia, by GCSO deputies on one count of a warrant from another agency. 8-27: Joshua Cody Ayers, 21, 1052 QMYS End Trail, Cherryville; misdemeanor possession of marijuana up to ½ ounces. $1,000 secured bond. 8-27: Christopher Dean Beam, 45, 5320 Gristmill Ln., Granite Falls; one count felony possession of methamphetamine; and one count possession of drug paraphernalia. $5,000 secured bond. 8-28: Austynn Erik Wood, 21, 62 Duck Worth Ave., Brevard; possession of methamphetamine; possession of drug paraphernalia; DWLR; no registration/ no plate displayed; no insurance; and fictitious plate. $5,000 unsecured bond. 9-6: Hali Brooke Faulkenbury, 29, 101 E Ballard St., Cherryville, was arrested at 5029 Old Pine Ln., by GCPD officers on four (4) counts of a warrant from another agency. 9-8: Brandon Lamar Stroupe, 39, 101 Dalton St., Cherryville, was arrested at 821 S. Weldon St., on one count of stolen property.

property ($2,500/fire hydrant) by unknown subject who struck hydrant ay Elm and Academy streets. Case is active and under further investigation. 8-18: CPD officer reports possession of marijuana up to ½ ounces; possession of drug paraphernalia; and WSOJ/OFA by listed suspect who had an outstanding warrant. Seized: 1.3 grams of marijuana and one silver-colored grinder ($5). Closed/ cleared by arrest. 8-22: Cherryville man reports larceny ($854/ Generac/6500/heavy construction equipment) by unknown person(s) taking generator w/o owner’s consent. Case is active and under further investigation. 8-22: Cherryville man reports call for service re: recovered property (abandoned moped valued at $1,200) found on Cherryville church property. Case is active. 8-23: Cherryville grocery store manager reports call for service re: barring notice on listed subject who is barred from store’s property. Closed by other means. 8-23: Cherryville women

report unattended death of Cherryville woman. Case is active. 8-24: Cherryville man reports larceny ($700/25 OSB Boards/building supplies) by unknown person(s). Case is active and under further investigation. 8-25: GCPD officers report closing/clearing by arrest local ordinance violations at 116 Sedyewood Ln., Cherryville. 8-25: City of Cherryville reports a call for service by police chief who reported damage to right front quarter panel of police vehicle ($300 done to #237/Chevrolet Tahoe) by unknown person(s). Closed by other means. 8-26: Cherryville resident reports burglary/B&E and destruction/damage/ vandalism of property done by listed suspect who broke into the rear door of her residence and caused listed damages. ($2,500/exterior door/locking mechanism/ various furniture items/ household goods). Closed by other means and under further investigation. 8-27: CPD officer reports possession of methamphetamine; possession of drug paraphernalia; and ex-

pired registration by listed suspects who possessed narcotics at traffic stop. Seized: 0.50 grams of methamphetamine and one glass pipe (value: $10). Closed/ cleared by arrest. 8-28: CPD officer reports possession of methamphetamine; possession of drug paraphernalia; DWLR; no registration; and fictitious license plate by listed suspect who possessed listed controlled substance and paraphernalia items. Seized: 0.25 grams methamphetamine; five (5) syringes; and one spoon. Closed/cleared by arrest. 9-2: GCPD officers report exceptionally closing/ clearing a report of disorderly conduct/disturbing the peace at 313 Ridge Ave., Cherryville. 9-3: GCPD officers report exceptionally clearing a disorderly conduct/disturbing the peace incident at 313 Ridge Ave., Cherryville. 9-9: GCPD officers report a new investigation into a stolen property incident at 100 Allen Ln., Cherryville.

INCIDENTS 8-16: Cherryville man reports misdemeanor larceny ($350/Stihl 251 Woodboss chainsaw) stolen from his porch by unknown person(s). Case is active and under further investigation. 8-16: Cherryville woman reports assault on a female by listed suspect. Minor injuries reported. Closed/cleared by arrest. 8-17: Cherryville men report larceny ($650/miter saw and jigsaw/DeWalt) by unknown suspect(s) who took items w/o permission. Case is active and under further investigation. 8-17: Cherryville woman reports burglary/B&E by listed suspect who took listed items valued at $2,400. Items are: electric moto scooter (Hoover); 18 coins; and gold earrings. Case is active and under further investigation. 8-17: City of Cherryville reports destruction and damage/vandalism to

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What’s coming up at Your Cherryville Branch Library? by TRACI POLLITT Branch Manager Cherryville Branch Library

Family Storytime – Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. LEGO Club – 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month at 3:30 p.m. (Sept 14/28) We’re welcoming Hispanic Heritage Month here at the Cherryville Branch Library! This celebration focuses on the history and culture of the U.S. Hispanic and Latino communities, beginning Sept. 15, and running through Oct. 15. Never heard of this observance? Not sure why it’s scheduled from midmonth to mid-month? Let’s do a deeper dive and explore! The term Hispanic or Latino refers to a person’s culture or origin, regardless of race. ‘Hispanic’ specifically refers to people who speak Spanish or who are descendants of those from Spanish-speaking countries. In contrast, ‘Latino’ refers to geography: specifically, people from Latin America including Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. The dates are significant because they encompass several countries’ Independence Days, includ-

ing Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua, as well as Mexico and Chile. In June 1968 California Congressman George E. Brown introduced the idea of celebrating Hispanic Heritage. Brown represented East Los Angeles and a large section of the San Gabriel Valley, which gave him firsthand knowledge Books at Your Cherryville Branch Library of the contribu- that celebrate Hispanic and Latino heri(photos provided) tions the Hispanic tage and culture. and Latino communities made in 1988. On Sept. 14, 1989, that area. On Sept. 17, 1968, President George H.W. Bush Congress passed legislation became the first president to requesting the president declare the full 31-day period issue annual proclamations from Sept. 15, to Oct. 15, as for Hispanic Heritage Week. Hispanic Heritage Month. At Lyndon Johnson issued the the time, he was quoted as first proclamation that same day. From 1968 through saying, “Hispanic Americans 1988, presidents issued the have enriched our nation beyearly proclamations. In yond measure with the quiet 1987, a move began to in- strength of closely knit famicrease the observance to a lies and proud communities.” full month, with a bill sucWay to go Nancy! cessfully passed in 1988 and We want to take this opsigned into law by President Ronald Reagan on Aug. 17, portunity to say “Congrat-



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ulations!” to our patron, Nancy, who won one of the Summer Reading Grand Prizes! Nancy received an Amazon Echo Dot for her efforts this year. Humble as ever, Nancy said, “It was a pleasant surprise to win, but it’s really been nice to read some good books this summer.” We can’t wait for next year – hopefully, we’ll have another winner! For more information about all things library-related, call us at (704) 4356767, 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, stay safe and stay healthy!

Ms. Traci says, “Congratulations!” to our patron, Nancy, who won one of the Summer Reading Grand Prizes! Nancy received an Amazon Echo Dot for her efforts this year.

911 From Page 1 half-staff and Chief Cash offered a Remembrance for the fallen of the Firefighters, Police, and First Responders Brotherhood. Keynote speaker Council Member Jon Abernethy, who was there the day the two towers fell, spoke, telling of how seeing it all and experiencing it changed his life, helping him choose to get more involved with his church and to help others. “I am thankful I was there that day,” said Mr. Abernethy, who referred to St. Matthew’s Gospel, chapter 5, verse 16. “It changed me for the better. Live your lives to help others every day. You never know the impact you will have on others.” Fire Department Chaplin the Rev. Dr. Vince Hefner led everyone in prayer followed by an explanation of and the 5-5-5- tolling of the bell by Driver/Engineer Jacob Richardson and Firefighter Quentin Cash. Bagpiper Ryan White, with the Gastonia Fire Department, performed the haunting tune, “Going Home”, on the pipes as GEMS EMS members Hannah Orr and Jason Stowe placed a red, white, and blue wreath at the base of the American flag. Chaplin Hefner closed the Remembrance Ceremony’s events with a prayer.

Bagpiper Ryan White, with the Gastonia Fire Department, prepares to perform the haunting tune, “Going Home”, on the pipes. See more photos on pages 6-7. (photos by MEP/Eagle/CF Media)

Cherryville City Councilwoman and Mayor Pro-Tem, Jill Parker-Puett, a former Cherryville Rescue Squad member, speaks to the crowd, reminding them we, as Americans, should never forget the thousands of innocent lives lost that bright Fall day in 2001 when terrorists attacked American soil.

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KIRBY From Page 1 passing on Jan. 23, 2021, Judge Kirby resided in Cherryville for more than five decades where he and June, his late wife of 59 years, raised their three sons, Robert Jr., Chris, and Greg. He was a faithful and active member of the First United Methodist Church of Cherryville; and, WHEREAS, Judge Kirby served in the U.S. Army from 1952 to 1954.” The proclamation noted Judge Kirby “… earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree from High Point University and his law degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law” and “… He practiced law in Gastonia and Cherryville prior to being appointed as a Gaston County Solicitor. He became a District Court Judge in 1968 and was elected as a Superior Court Judge for the 27-A Judicial District in 1974. He remained on the Superior Court Bench until he retired in 2000. After retirement, he held court sometimes as an emergency judge and also developed a suc-

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cessful mediation practice; and, WHEREAS, he was known by his family and friends as ‘Judge’ or ‘Bob’, and is remembered by many of his colleagues and friends as being kind, easy-going and gracious to all the citizens who appeared in front of him.” Fraley read on, noting that, according to “… Cherryville City Manager, Jeff Cash, ‘he (Kirby) was a highly respected man, who for years swore in municipal officials to new terms’; and, WHEREAS, Judge Kirby also played an instrumental role in the construction of the current Courthouse campus. His leadership and commonsense approach helped navigate the many complex issues surrounding the project, fostering collaboration throughout the process and ensuring its successful completion in 1998; and, WHEREAS, former Senior Resident Superior Court Judge, Jesse Caldwell, remarked when learning of his death, that of all the judges he had known, or known of, in the past 48 years, ‘Judge Robert Kirby was the most beloved, most respected, and most admired. He was an excellent judge, not only because of his temperament, but by reason

The plaque that is now on the door of the fourth-floor jury assembly room at the Gaston County Courthouse. (photo provided) of his understanding of human nature, keen sense of fairness, and common sense.’” Along with Commissioner Fraley there at the event, Tom Keigher, Chairman and Vice-Chairman Tracy L. Philbeck were present, as were Commissioners Chad Brown, Kim Johnson, Bob Hovis, and Ronald E. Worley. Said Commissioner Fraley afterwards, “It was an honor for me to sponsor and present this well-deserved recognition to the late Judge Robert Kirby and his family.”

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TEST From Page 1 year to make school happen, and we appreciate what everyone did. It is our hope that we have as normal of a school year as possible in 2021-2022 despite the ongoing pandemic.” The preliminary test results released by the state on Sept. 1, provide information about the graduation rate for the Class of 2021 and student proficiency for the 20202021 academic year. State tests were administered in the following subject areas to determine proficiency: reading and math for grades 3-8, science for grades 5 and 8, and Math I, Math III, Biology, and English II for high schools. The preliminary results for 2020-2021 do not include information about academic growth and school performance grades. The requirement to report academic growth (whether schools met growth, exceeded growth, or did not meet growth expectations for the year) and school performance grades (the assignment of an A, B, C, D, or F letter grade to schools based on various accountability and testing factors) was waived by the state and federal government. Graduation rate The Gaston County graduation rate for the Class of 2021 is 86.5 percent. Six schools have a graduation rate that exceeds 90 percent: Gaston Early College (100 percent), Gaston County Virtual Academy (100 percent), Highland (100 percent), Cherryville (92.0 percent), South Point (91.8 percent), and Ashbrook (91.0 percent). North Gaston had the

most significant increase (+3.4) when compared to last year. Over a three-year period, North Gaston’s graduation rate has risen 6.1 points, going from 82.6 percent in 2019 to 88.7 this year. Cherryville (+4.3) and South Point (+1.7) also saw an increase in the graduation rate over three years. Called the four-year cohort graduation rate, it reflects the percentage of students who entered the ninth grade in 2017-2018 and graduated four years later in May 2021. The four-year graduation rate is not the same as the dropout rate, which indicates the number of students who drop out of high school in a given year. When the state first calculated the four-year cohort graduation rate in 2005-2006, Gaston County’s rate was a mere 68.1 percent. It is important to note that Gaston’s current graduation rate of 86.5 percent is higher than the rate of 84.9 percent in 2018-2019, which was the last “normal” school year before the pandemic hit. Some students need an extra year of high school to complete graduation requirements. The district’s fiveyear cohort graduation rate is 88.4 percent. The five-year cohort graduation rate reflects the number of students who entered the ninth grade in 2016-2017 and graduated by May 2021. Student proficiency Gaston’s overall proficiency rate for 2020-2021 is comparable with how well students across North Carolina performed on state tests. Gaston’s proficiency is 44.1 percent, which is just slightly below the state’s overall rate of 45.4 percent (a difference of only 1.3). Gaston recorded its highest proficiency levels in fifth

grade science, eighth grade science, and English II. The schools with the highest proficiency rate include Belmont Central, W.A. Bess, and Hawks Nest (elementary schools); Belmont, Cramerton, and Stanley (middle schools); and Gaston Early College, Highland, and South Point (high schools). Proficiency is based on the number of students scoring a Level III, IV, or V on the state tests. Based on overall proficiency for the state, Gaston County exceeded the state totals in six areas: sixth grade math, seventh grade math, eighth grade math, Math I, Math III, and Biology. Gaston had the same rate as the state in eighth grade science. “The test results provide a benchmark for our schools by letting us know where our students are academically and what we need to do to get our students on track for success in the 2021-2022 year,” added Dr. Booker. “Our schools plan to use the test data to guide academics and develop instructional plans that are in the best interest of students. Our priority is to meet the educational needs of all students, and we are confident that our teachers are up to the challenge of building on what students were able to learn last year and helping them grow and thrive academically in the year ahead.” (Editor’s note: It was noted by the writer of this article that the test scores released by the State Board of Education are preliminary results. The results must be verified by the state, and official results will be a part of the district and school report cards, which will be issued this fall.)

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We are all a sacred creation made in God’s image

Fear of the Future (Part 3 of the “Combating Fear Series”) Have you ever tossed and turned all night? You just couldn’t rest because you were fearful about what the next day would bring. You were concerned about your future - anticipating bad things to happen. Maybe you are dealing with that right now. I want DANYALE PATTERSON to comfort you with the words of Jesus in Luke 12:24 (NLT). “Look at the ravens. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for God feeds them. And you are far more valuable to him than any bird.” In addition, Jesus admonishes us to not worry about the problems of “tomorrow” which are out of our control. Sometimes we miss the blessing of the here and now by dwelling on what might happen. He states in Matthew 6:34 (MSG), “Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.” Tips to Overcome Fear of the Future: •Pray to God about your concerns. Release it from your heart and give it to him. He created the entire world without our help, and he can surely solve our pressing problems. Meditate on Philippians 4:6 (NKJV). “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” • If your thoughts become anxious, recite Isaiah 12:2 (NLT) throughout the day. “See, God has come to save me. I will trust in him and not be afraid. The LORD God is my strength and my song; he has given me victory. • Be confident that God is a good God who greatly loves you. Think about Psalm 27:13 (NKJV). “I would have lost heart, unless I had believed That I would see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.” • Expect good things to happen. Ponder on Jeremiah 29:11 (ESV). “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” PRAY THIS PRAYER: Father, I will meditate on the glorious splendor of Your majesty, and on Your wondrous works. I am in awe of your goodness. Your mercies are all over your works. I don’t know what the future may bring, but I am so glad that you hold the future. I am confident that all things will work together for my good. Lord, when I have anxious thoughts or fear, please remind me of your faithfulness. I trust you with my whole heart. Please forgive me for trying to figure out things on my own. I long to listen to your voice. I ask you to keep me on the right path. In Jesus’ name - Amen.” Danyale Patterson is co-founder of Enlighten Ministries, a 501c3 organization with her husband Brandon Patterson. Contact her at to get spiritual resources, share a testimony, send a prayer request, or book her to speak. • Working Moms • Homeschool Moms • College Praying Moms • Moms of Career Age Young Adults • Military Families • Moms Praying For Prodigals • Special Needs Praying Moms • Church Based Groups • Language Based Groups • Prison Based Groups

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adult to elder – mankind is made in God’s image. Even better: Scripture teaches us that God is the Heavenly Father of those who call on Him for salvation from sin in the name of Jesus “whereby ALL mewn might be saved”. This is good news! All of the Jhoan’s, Jurgen’s, Yuan’s, Yusef’s, Joan’s, and Jessica’s around the world are our neighbors no matter their ethnicity, geographic location, language, socio-economic status, or amount of melanin in their skin. And every one of our neighbors needs the redemption given us in

names throughout the Bible. The word God is a title, but for over thousands of years the Hebrew people would call on God by the name “Adonai”, which means Sovereign King of the universe. No matter which attribute or name you choose to describe our Lord, one thing is certain: God is the King of each fourth-grade boy and girl around the world. Greater still is the reality that each human life is divine and sacred – made in Adonai’s image! He is the King of all humans. From conception to fetus, baby to teenager,

Christ. Still, the enemy aims to divide humanity for “…we wrestle not against flesh and blood…” He does this to keep God’s creation from coming to the full knowledge of the good news that Jesus – saves – sinners! We can clearly see the enemy’s plan at work in places like Afghanistan and India, but his claws are clasping American cities just like Cherryville. Dear friend, the epidemic of tribalism or cliques is one far graver than COVID. Hatred, partiality, and favoritism are variants, but this epidemic

can all be boiled down to its true source: sin. The more mankind casts one another down, encourages elitism, and allows feudalism in our homes the longer it will take for humanity to find the true antidote to the depravity that besets us. Dear friend, the human race is one! Our ethnicities make us a stronger humanity, a stronger church, and a stronger America. God wants you to love His creation by loving your neighbor! Will you go forth and treat your neighbor as a sacred creation made in the image of God?

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First Presbyterian Church 107 West Academy Street, Cherryville Anthony Grove Baptist Church 100 Anthony Grove Road Crouse, NC 704-435-6001

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

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

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 Calvary Way Holiness Church Cherryville, NC 1017 Second Street 704-435-0949 Cherryville, NC Pastor Clifton Morgan Gospel Way Baptist Church 3904 Tryon Courthouse Rd. Cherryville Church of God Cherryville, NC 810 East Main Street 866-356-3219 Cherryville, NC 704-435-2275 Jesus Servant Ministries 108 N. Mountain St. Cherryville Missionary Cherryville, NC Methodist Church 704-769-8085 318 W. Ballard Street Cherryville, NC Legacy Church 704-435-6934 805 Self Street Cherryville, NC Emmanuel Baptist Church 704-457-9615 1155 Marys Grove Church Road Living Word Ministries Cherryville, NC 306 East Academy Street 704-435-5764 Cherryville, NC 704-435-3213 Fairview Baptist Church 415 South Mountain Street Cherryville, NC 704-435-4299 If your church is in the Cherryville area and is not listed, please give Lorri a call at 704-484-1047 or email

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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



the kids at school Would knew me as “John” you agree because Jhoan was that every listed first on the s i n g l e school’s roster. In human life response, I told is divine her that I thought and sacred? Jhoan sounded more When I “American”, so I was in asked the teacher the fourth JHOAN ALFARO to just stick with grade my Student Pastor “John”. The problem teacher at First Baptist Church of Cherryville is that the spelling of Beam Inmy first name rings, termediate and looks, a lot more asked me if I wanted to be called like “Joan”, and in “Joan “Jhoan” or if I wanted of Arc” than “John”, as in to be called “Sebastian”. “John Wayne”. I might as You see, all of my Little well have been named JesLeague friends knew me sica. It was a ‘Catch 22’! God is known by many as “Sebas” while most of

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Ironmen gridiron squads lose two games to Trojans New 1A/2A conference foes; new challenges for CHS teams by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

The CHS Ironmen gridiron teams – varsity and JV – both lost games to new conference foes Chase last week. On Thursday, Sept. 9, the JV Ironmen took on the visiting Chase Trojans JV squad at Rudisill, losing the matchup 44-6 to the young Trojans team. Chase got their first TD of the first half with 7:30 on the clock, but their PAT for 2 points was no good, and it was 6-0, just like that. Their second TD of the first half came with 1:20 on the clock and they made the two-point conversion, making it 14-0 Chase. The JV Trojans picked up two more TDs and another two-point PAT to end the half 28-0 over the struggling, but undaunted JV Ironmen. The bright spots for CHS in this first half came from great effort on the part all of the team certainly, but sophomore quarterback Josh Ward and freshmen Rayshawn Sewell, Liam McIntyre, and Bryson Sigmon combined to put up some good yardage and give the Chase team a bit of pause. Ward had a good return of 25 yards in the second quarter and he appeared to be unafraid to put the ball up for

his receivers. Freshman Andron Patterson had a good return of 17 yards in the second quarter as well. In third quarter action, it was more of the same – Chase scoring and getting extra points with their two-point PATs. Ironmen punter, sophomore Justin Houser was kept busy and got off some good punts, putting the ball deep into Chase territory on more than one occasion. Ironmen tight end Patterson returned a kickoff for 20 yards, and Ward completed an 11-yard pass to #20, Sigmon. This was followed by a 15-yard, 4-yard, and 10yard dashes, respectively by McIntyre, who seemed to keep moving forward in spite of a whole host of Trojans hanging off of him, trying to stop him. The Ironmen’s only score came with 5:02 on the clock in the fourth quarter as Ward hit Sigmon in the end zone for a TD. The two-point PAT was no good, and the final for the night was Chase, 44; CHS, 6. Though the JV Ironmen defensive line had their hands full, they played hard and, for the most part, stopped as many Trojan runs as possible. Their O-line counterparts kept the Trojans off QB Ward and created enough holes for the ball carriers to gain yardage. The varsity Ironmen traveled to play Chase on Friday, Sept. 10, and fared only a little better than the JVs in scor-

ing against the Trojans. Chase took this matchup 42-16. The Ironmen’s two TDs came in the second quarter and in the fourth quarter. In the first TD, quarterback Chase Miller flipped the ball to Cooper Sloan, who then threw a pass to Landon Hahn for the score. Miller then hit Jackson Owens who ran the ball in for a two-point conversion. The Ironmen’s second TD of the game came off a three-yard TD scamper by QB Chase Miller. Cooper Sloan then ran the ball in for another two-point conversion, making the score 42-16, Chase’s favor. Miller carried the ball 13 times for a total of 25 yards on the ground; Sloan carried the ball 20 times for a total of 116 yards; and Gavin Cease carried the ball four times for 14 yards. Miller completed 15 passes for a total of 42 yards, and Sloan had a 27-yard TD pass to Hahn, which was one of three passes he caught for a total of 62 yards. Owens caught two passes totaling eight yards. The Ironmen had 15 first downs in the game and both the Ironmen defenses and offenses played hard and made good plays on the field. The varsity men are up next against new conference members the Shelby Golden Lions, Friday, Sept. 17, at Shelby.

Ironmen JV player Liam McIntyre (#17), a freshman, takes the handoff from sophomore QB, Josh Ward, in last week’s JV home game against the JV Chase Trojans. (photos by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

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CHS JV quarterback Josh Ward (#3) reaches for the snap as Amir Starr (#59) moves forward to take the handoff.

Offensive tackle Tyler Foley (#70) prepares to protect his QB, Josh Ward, who has called his own number and is looking for a whole in the line.

Speedy JV Ironmen fullback Liam McIntyre (#17) doing what he does best, running the ball through the Chase line and trying to find room to punch through for a few more yards.

Chavis Middle’s Lady Wolverines currently undefeated at 3-0 by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

Head Lady Wolverines softball coach Lance Beam said the Chavis softball team defeated W.C. Friday Middle School 21-0, on Tuesday, Sept. 7, with pitcher Raylei Gidney getting the win and pitching a no hitter. She struck out three (3) batters. Said Beam, “The offense was led by Maddie Avery and Jenna Anthony who had two hits each.” Additionally, Beam noted Kennedy Weathers, Gidney, and Kate Bookout also contributed with a hit apiece. “The Lady Wolverines offense got multiple runs from Kate Mulvey, Landry Beam, Addison Davis and Abi Ca-

nipe,” he added. In action on Thursday, Sept. 2, Coach Beam said the softball ladies defeated Holbrook 12-0 in four innings. “Raylei (Gidney) got the win, pitching a no hitter and striking out 10 batters,” noted Beam, adding, “Our offense was led by Landry Beam and Addison Davis who had two hits each and scored multiple runs.” Beam said the Lady Wolverines offense also got hits and runs from Kate Mulvey, Kennedy Weathers, Kate Bookout, Maddie Avery and Abi Canipe. The team is currently 3-0. They had a “bye” on Monday, Sept. 9, but played Belmont at home, then will travel to Stanley on Thursday, Sept. 16.


CHS Ironmen Cross-Country track team members Landrie Wofford and James Bell participating in the Wednesday, Sept. 22 meet at Bessemer City’s Tryon Park. The meet began at 4:30 p.m. Coaches Scott Harrill and Scott Heavner said they were impressed by the effort the team members put forth. The team’s next meet, weather permitting, is on Tuesday, Sept. 28, at the Shelby Invitational, which starts at 4:30 p.m. (photos provided)

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HAVE A TRAILER NOT USING? SELL IT! J. Johnson Sales INC. Buy, Sale, Trade trailers. Must have title. Call 828-245-5895. CARPORTS, GARAGES, BUILDINGS, RV, BOAT COVERS IN STOCK. Areas largest on site display. Best selection, quality price. J. Johnson Sales, Inc. 2690 Hwy. 221S., Forest City. 828-245-5895. FLAG POLES, FLAGS IN STOCK. Pickup or we deliver and install available. J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City. Call 828-2455895. 16X40 OR TWO STORY BUILDINGS BUILT ON SITE. 1 DAY INSTALL. J. Johnson Sales INC. 828-245-5895. UTILITY BUILDINGS, STORAGE BUILDINGS. Steel, Wood, Vinyl. Some fully insulated, 1 to 2 day delivery if buy from stock. Cash or low down payment with monthly payments. No credit ok. J. Johnson Sales INC. 828-245-5895. HORSE QUALITY HAY. Square and round bales, also 3x3x8’ bales. Call (704) 487-6855 6X10 & 6X12 DUMP TRAILERS In STOCK. (5 Ton) contact J. Johnson Sales, Inc., Forest City. (828) 245-5895 7 TON & 5 TON EQUIPMENT TRAILERS. In Stock! contact J. Johnson Sales, Inc., Forest City. (828) 245-5895 PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS with Scratch Pads! Press Room Printing. 704-482-2243. (704) 538-5788 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 METAL & PLASTIC DRUMS WITH LIDS & RINGS. $20. Food Grade Totes $100, #2 $75. Burning Barrels $10. Solid top Plastic $10. 15 Gallon Plastic Jugs $20. 90 lb Anvil $200. (828) 327-4782

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“COVETED VETERANS CIRCLE” In Gaston Memorial Park. Three Burial Plots For Sale. Will Sell Together or Individually. Price Negotiable. (919) 272-5503

KANGAROO WALK BEHIND GOLF CADDY. Has new battery, ball washer, basket, seat, cup holder, umbrella, score card holder, rear wheel “Excellent Condition”. Cost $1500 new, will take $500. call (704) 477-2612 WOMEN’S XL HARLEY DAVISON LEATHER JACKET. Worn only 3 times. Paid $300 new, will take $100. (704) 477-8598 REFRIGERATORS, STOVES, WASHERS, DRYERS. Discount Prices. 1205 Earl Road, Shelby NC. (704) 487-4443 WEATHERTECH FLOOR MATS. 1 Front & Back Set of Black for 2016 Honda CR-V $75 AND 1 Front & Back Set of Black for 2018 Honda CR-V $75 “Both Sets Like New!” (704) 477-8598 WOMENS CLOTHING. Lots of Womens Clothing Sizes 12,18,20. Dresses, Tops, Pocket Books, Pants with jackets. Real Nice Clothing 828-287-0982 ALL METAL GARAGES. Big Discounts! Zero down. Call for more details. 828-382-0455.

RETIRED GENERAL CONTRACTOR AVAILABLE for small job repairs and fixes. Deck repair a specialty. Rutherford/Cleveland County areas. Bob, 828-4766058.

INDOOR HYDROPONICS GROW SETUP. 2 Big Kahuna Hoods, Four 1000 Watt Hortilux Bulbs, Two 1000 Watt Ballasts, One 600 Watt Ballast, 4’x8’ Tray, 4’x6’ Tray, 40 Gal. Reservoir, 70 Gal. Reservoir, One 8’ Steel Stand, Dehumidifier, 1 Reverse Osmosis System, 2 Blowers, Assorted Feeder Tubes, Pumps, Aerators, Timers, 2 Wall Mount Fans. Several Bags of Growing Medium. Best Offer Over $1000. (864) 978-7958 OLD RECORDS LOT OF 7000. APPROX. 7000 RECORDS, RANGING FROM 40’S TO EARLY 70’S. CONDITION FROM GOOD TO BRAND NEW IN PLASTIC COVER. NO CHERRY PICKING! RECORDS COLLECTED OVER SEVERAL YEARS. IE: SINATRA, CLINE, ELVIS, ETC. MUST SELL THE ENTIRE LOT. SERIOUS BUYERS ONLY PLEASE! LEAVE MESSAGE. (828) 625-9744 CSISAMS@HOTMAIL.COM RIDING/PUSH MOWERS, GARDEN TILLERS, GO-KARTS, MINI-BIKES. Ready to mow. All in excellent condition. Can deliver, 30+ years experience in repair work. 828-980-0853, 704-4769383.


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CASH FOR YOUR CAR running or not, title or no title. Call Charles Dellinger at Red Road Towing. 704-692-6767, (704) 487-0228 I PAY CASH FOR DIABETIC TEST STRIPS. Up to $10 per 100ct. Must be Unused, Unexpired. I’m local and pay fast. (828) 577-4197 WANT TO BUY. ATV’s, Pop-Up Campers and Small Travel Trailers. Call 828-429-3935. WANT TO BUY: STAMP COLLECTIONS and accumulations of same. Call 828-652-9425 or 954-614-2562. CASH FOR YOUR RECORD ALBUMS. Call Ron. (919) 314-7579 WANT TO BUY CARS, TRUCKS. Trailers, Tractors, Farm Equipment. Must have ID and proof of ownership. Callahan’s Towing. (704) 692-1006 WANTED: OLD AND NEW AMMO. Reloading supplies. Call 828-245-6756 or cell # 828-2891488.

FARM & GARDEN YANMAR 2210 26HP DIESEL TRACTOR Shuttle shift. Rebuilt head. New water pump and hoses. 4 new tires, rear tires filled with antifreeze, and wheel spacers. New radiator and new starter. Oil and filter changed, with new antifreeze. Excellent condition! $4625.00 OBO. (704) 718-9122 1953 GOLDEN JUBILEE TRACTOR For Sale. Good condition. Asking $4,300 or best offer. Several implements for sale also. 704-8683342 NEW SOUTHERN 5 FT. BUSH HOG. $1,250. 828-287-3272.

BOATS 96 SEARAY 175, 125 MERC.OUTBOARD $8000 OBO. Fish and Ski model with all the extra equipment and trailer with swing away tongue. Garage kept and maintained. Text for photos. (704) 473-2573

2021 USED OLD TOWN VAPOR Canoe livery selling gently used Old Town Vapor Angler 10’ kayaks. The kayaks were ordered in the spring but due to a mix up the 10 foot Vapors were delivered instead of the 12’ Vapors we ordered. We had to use them in our rental program for a couple of months. Our new ones have come in which is good news for anyone who wants a great kayak at a great price. These Vapor Angler kayaks are great for recreational paddling or fishing. Each kayak comes with a anchor. They are in excellent condition. We currently have 10 available. The price of $425 is a firm price. Get yours now, they will go fast. Located in Crumpler, NC 336-9894 ext. 39 suzykepp@

PETS & LIVESTOCK GERMAN MALINOIS (SHEPINOIS) PUPPIES Born 6/18/21. 2 males, 1 female Second round of shots, wormed and started on heartworm prevention. GUINEA CHICKS, $5; BANTAM BABIES, $3; Quail, 3 to 4 weeks old, hatching eggs, 50% guaranteed hatch. (704) 476-9943

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BEAUTIFUL BOSTON TERRIER PUPPIES. CKC registered 1st shots and dewormed. Vet Health check. Looking for loving homes. Taking deposits now. Price is $1000 (704) 616-6114 3 FEMALE GERMAN SHEPHERDS. Date of birth 4/12/21. (704) 466-2325 LABRADOR RETRIEVER PUPS. Chocolate & silver. Parents are AKC registered but selling pups at unregistered prices. DOB 8/821, 1st shots & worming. Taking $200 non refundable deposits now. Chocolate $600, Silver $900. Call or text. Please leave message. (828) 429-0210 HEDGEHOGS AND SUGAR GLIDERS HOME. Male and female are available for both babies contact us if interested and for more info (915) 2015269 deanwillson8@gmail. com

CARS & TRUCKS 2007 BUICK LACROSSE V-6, 3.8 All Pwr, local Forest City car, 160k miles, $4800, call 828-980-8461 (828) 980-8461 2014 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN Call for Price. Braunability Handicap Van. Side entry ramp. Transfer driver seat. Ideal van for disabled person who uses a wheel chair and can still drive. Equipped to add hand controls. (704) 692-6248 buck@ 2006 DODGE CHARGER RT, 5.7 Lt Hemi motor, 215,567 miles, $7000. (828) 657-5567 2018 FORD FUSION 24,400 miles, $17995, Great Condition (704) 472-6337

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GOLDEN DOODLE PUPPIES FOR SALE. Cream colored. Ready Sept 11, $600.00 each. First shots and De-wormed. Henry Miller, 1608 Walls Church Rd, Ellenboro, NC 28040

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1, 2 & 3 BEDROOM TOWNHOMES. Shelby, NC. We are currently accepting applications for our waiting list. Rent is based on income (and some expenses are deducted). Call or visit us today, Laurel Hill Apartments 704-487-1114. Equal Housing Opportunity. MOBILE HOMES & APARTMENTS. In Kings Mountain. Price starting at $100 per week. Call (704) 739-4417 2&3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Nice and clean, water furnished. Oak Grove Community, Kings Mtn. Call or text, 704-739-0259.

Date 9/22 9/28 10/06 10/13 10/18 10/30

Place Bessemer City (Tryon Park) Shelby Invitational Bessemer City (Tryon Park) open Shelby (Conference Finals) Regionals (TBD)

ICC AREA Small efficiency apartment. Includes electric, water, sewer and garbage. $450 plus deposit and references. 828-248-1776. 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 PRIVATE RV/MOBILE HOME hookup. Text to 336-414-3618 for more information.

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DAY DATE OPPONENT SITE Wednesday Sept. 15 Forest View Home Saturday Sept. 18 Midseason Tournament TBD (West Lincoln, Chase, Cherryville, Hunter Huss, Ashbrook, Hibriten) Tuesday Sept. 21 Thomas Jefferson Away Thursday Sept. 23 Burns Away Tuesday Sept. 28 Shelby Home Thursday Sept. 30 Bessemer City Home Tuesday Oct. 5 Highland Away Wednesday Oct. 6 Hunter Huss Home Tuesday Oct. 12 Thomas Jefferson Home Conference Tournament- Oct. 16, 18, 19 at higher seed Seeding for playoffs October 21 1st Round October 23



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Cherryville Lady Ironmen Volleyball - 2021




CHERRYVILLE CROSS-COUNTRY - 2021 Day Wed. Tues. Wed. Wed. Mon. Sat.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Coach Leigh Kiser said Thursday, Sept. 2, saw her CHS Lady Ironmen take on visiting Burns in a new conference matchup with the ladies getting behind 2-0 before their “…offense got going.” Said Kiser, “We forced a fifth set and won the match in dramatic fashion,” with scores in the match 25-23 (BHS), 25-19 (BHS), 26-24 (CHS), 25-13 (CHS), and 16-14 (CHS). Coach Kiser said her team never gave up in the back and forth matchup. She noted there were “many outstanding players” in this one; Rileigh Kiser (38 assists and 21 digs) and senior, Addie Eaker, who had her best game of the season with 16 kills. “The defense was led by Taylor Digh with 16 digs, Skye Reed with 12 digs, and Kaitlyn Newsome with 11 digs. Terayha Bess had four aces and nine kills too,” said Kiser. In JV action, Coach Kiser noted they “…lost a heartbreaker 2-1,” by scores of 25-16 (BHS), 25-22 (CHS), and 15-11 (BHS), with players Lexi McSwain with four aces and Briley Wright with five digs being her stat leaders. The record stood then as follows: varsity at 4-5 overall; 2-1 in the conference, and the JVs at 1-8, overall; 0-3, in conference play. Kiser noted the Lady Ironmen varsity VB squad split a pair of games this past week, winning at Hunter Huss and losing to conference leader Highland Tech. However, for starters and according to Coach Kiser, the game scheduled for last Tuesday (Sept. 7) at Bessemer City has been

rescheduled for later in the season. In a non-conference matchup at Hunter Huss last Wednesday (Sept. 8) the ladies came away with a quick 3-0 victory, she said, with scores being 2510, 25-9, and 25-11. Said Kiser, “We dressed 14 players for the match and were able to get each one some valuable playing time.” Leaders for the CHS spikers were Rileigh Kiser, with four aces, 17 assists, and eight digs; and Taylor Digh had five serve aces. Terayha Bess had seven kills and Skye Reed and Katie Eaker chipped in with four kills each. Coach Kiser noted that 1A/2A SP conference leader Highland Tech came to Cherryville on Thursday, Sept. 9, and showed why they are leading the conference as they cruised their way to a 3-0 win over the host Lady Ironmen. Kiser said, “Highland had great servers, solid defense, and a lot of hitting in the loss.” Krista Davis, with four digs and Rileigh Kiser with 12 digs, led the defense and Terayha Bess had five kills in the loss. The JV Lady Ironmen only played once this week and fell to Highland 2-0 by scores of 25-16 and 25-19. “Briley Wright led the way with 10 digs for the JV ladies,” said Coach Kiser. Next week the ironmen travel to East Gaston and then host Forestview before heading to West Lincoln for a midseason tournament where they will play in three matches. Currently, the varsity ladies’ record is 5-6 overall; 2-2 in conference play, with the JV ladies being 1-9 overall. (Stats and other information provided by Brian Kiser)

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

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CHS Ironmen track team receive 2020-2021 awards from coaches by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

Ironmen track coaches Justin Willyoung and Houston Gilmore handed out 2020-2021 track awards recently and also recognized two NC state qualifiers. Head coach Willyoung said of state qualifier Anthony Roberts, “(He is an) …extremely well-rounded athlete, (and) is capable of stepping into any running or jumping event and making an impact. This year he was a jumps specialist, competing in all three jumps every meet as well as relays for his fourth event. He had many first-place finishes throughout the season and qualified for regionals in four events: High, Long, Triple, and 4x200 meter relay. He competed very well at regionals and earned a third-place finish in the triple jump which earned him a spot in the state meet where he went on to place 8th. We look forward to seeing what Anthony can accomplish in this upcoming season. Jackson Owens (Boys Track MVP, state qualifier), noted Willyoung, “(Is) …a fierce and intense competitor and natural leader, and is a sprints specialist. There is NEVER any question that Jackson leaves everything he has on the track during each and every race. He is capable of reaching a gear that most people never find because they can’t push through the pain associated with getting there. Jackson has been our unquestioned leader since his freshman year, always pushing his teammates to be better.” He noted Owens is “… extremely coachable and the ultimate team player, Jackson will do whatever is needed of him to benefit the team no questions asked even if he knows it means sacrificing his full potential in an individual event.” He continued, “Jackson was a habitual contender in all of his events in the absolute hardest 1A conference and region in the state. In most other regions he would have been a regional champ easily. He qualified for 200m, 400, 4x100 relay, 4x200 relay, and 4x400 relay and placed third at

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The 2020-2021 CHS Ironmen track team – Left to right are: CHS Ironmen track coach Justin Willyoung, Anthony Roberts, Sarah Rayfield, Rylee Grace Burgis, Jackson Owens, Jack Mulvey, and assistant track coach Houston Gilmore. (photo by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media) Regionals in the 400m and earned himself a spot in the state meet where he placed sixth.” Other awards and accolades went to Jack Mulvey: Boys Field MVP, Conference Field MVP, who Willyoung said is “…extremely talented,” adding, “Jack is a rare athlete that can sprint, jump, and run distance events. He was called upon primarily as a jumps specialist this year and late in the season he filled in on relays and some running events and did a fantastic job. Jack qualified for regionals in four events – high jump, long jump, triple jump, and relays. He was also named Conference MVP for the field events and tied for overall points scored by a male athlete at conference. He was a conference champion in multiple events and narrowly missed state this year. He is focused on being a multievent qualifier next year.” Rylee Grace Burgis: Girls Field MVP, Conference Field MVP, had her first year doing track, noted Willyoung, who said, “… and she was nothing short of amazing! She was primarily a jumps specialist. She is one of the most natural athletes we’ve ever coached and learns technique easily. She is extremely coachable and willing to do whatever is asked of her to benefit the team. Rylee Grace was called upon many times during a meet to do an

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2021 NC State qualifiers in track, CHS student/athletes Anthony Roberts and Jackson Owens. event she has never tried before and always stepped in and impressed. She was named Girls Conference Field MVP and was a conference champion in multiple events. She strives to perfect every event she participates in and qualified for regionals in multiple events, high jump, long jump, triple jump, 4x100 relay, and 4x200 relay. Rylee narrowly missed state this year and is expected to be a multi-event qualifier next year. We would not be surprised to see her make it in all jumps and, knowing her, maybe even an event she hasn’t tried yet.” Girls Track MVP Sarah Rayfield, said Willyoung, “…earned her status as Track MVP as a freshman, which is not common

and is very impressive. A well-rounded athlete, Sarah started the season mainly competing in sprints and relays until one day at practice she attempted the hurdles and showed impressive ability. From that day forward, Sarah showed amazing improvement every single meet in her hurdle events, culminating in her qualifying for regionals in the 300-meter hurdles, which is a very difficult event. She placed fourth at regionals, missing the state meet by just one spot!” He noted Rayfield also qualified for regionals as a member or alternate in the 4x100 relay, 4x200 relay, and 4x400 relay. “We are very excited to see what Sarah can accomplish next season,” he said.

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The Cherryville Eagle

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

JCMS golf team wins against W.C. Friday John Chavis Middle School golf coach Timothy Fleming said the team won their match against W.C. Friday last Thursday at Cherryville Golf and Country Club, 192-203. Fleming said the Medalist for the match was Friday’s

Blake Mitchell, with a 45. Tying for second were Chavis players Colton Robinson and Canon Whitesides. The team plays the week of Sept. 13 against Stanley and Southwest Middle Schools at Green Meadows.

Kameron Causby in links action last Thursday against W.C. Friday. (photos provided)

Cherryville Fire Capt. Kurt Black lowers the American flag to half staff as part of the CFD’s 2021 911 Remembrance Ceremony. Canon Whitesides prepares to tee off against W.C. Friday at Cherryville Golf and Country Club.

Assistant CFD Chief Jason Wofford prepares to christen the new Engine 73 vehicle before it gets pushed into the bay. (photos by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

CFD From Page 1 “Pudge” Cash, with Capt. Kurt Black chairing the equipment portion of the same committee. It was rounded out, noted Heffner, by other fulltime and volunteer staff as well as contract service and maintenance tech, Mr. Chris Poole. Captain Chris Cash said the cost of the vehicle was $598,907, and the amount was approved by the City in last year’s budget. Throughout a series of meetings and exhibits attended in order to gain more knowledge about what they needed in a new fire vehicle it was eventually decided that the one design that caught everyone’s attention was a design by long-time fire equipment manufacturer Pierce Manufacturing; in particular the beautiful Pierce Enforcer. Said Heffner, “The primary focus of the committee was to find which manufacturers provide the safest apparatus for our firefighters.” He also noted the committee also found out at during a trip to the Concord, NC, fire

department, that they were in the process of purchasing new apparatus from Pierce, and that CFD was allowed to “piggyback” onto their order, thereby saving time and “a great amount of money” with CFD’s order. Heffner noted that with the help of Mr. Frank Suggs, of Atlantic Emergency Solutions, an authorized dealer for Pierce, who flew the CFD committee folks up to Appleton, Wis., for a couple of planning sessions and a final inspection and punch list session, all was ready for the unit to be delivered. That delivery, said Heffner, came on Aug. 24, 2021 when the bright red vehicle arrived at its new home at Cherryville’s station house, ready to be tricked out with equipment. That job was done, Heffner was proud to point out by CFD’s own crew. Heffner, reading from hi notes, said, “This piece of equipment will offer exceptional value to our firefighters, community, and citizens. Our firefighters now have an apparatus that is dependable with up-to-date safety features which have been enhanced since our last pumper was ordered 21 years ago. Our community and citizens

Talon Dalton caught in mid-swing at last Thursday’s match at Cherryville Golf and Country Club.

A whole host of Cherryville firefighters finish the “push-in” ceremony of the new Engine 73 truck. In this case, it really DID “take a village” (of firefighters) to ease the big unit in. will benefit from the modern equipment that make fighting fire more effective as well as the time-saving advantages.” Heffner closed by adding Cherryville and its citizens

can all be assured and certain, “…that for the past two years our truck committee diligently researched and considered all facets (of the issue) to give our department and our

community what we needed at the most affordable price possible.” Captain Chris Cash made the vehicle “official” by performing the “In Service”

radio call with the county, Rev. Hefner closed with a prayer, and the big unit was pushed into the bay, its new home, ready to go to work for the City of Cherryville.