Cherryville Eagle 9-20-23

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City council regular session honors Little Theatre’s 50 years; recognizes Patrol Officer Parton

The Cherryville City council held their Monday, Sept. 11, 2023 regular session council meeting last Monday night in the W.J. Allran Jr., Council Chamber of the Cherryville Community Building.

After the opening prayer by Rev. G. Scott Homesley of St. John’s Lutheran Church and the Pledge of

First Baptist of Cherryville gets new youth minister/ associate pastor

Wilmington native John Roghelia been here since June and loves town; people

Cherryville’s First Baptist Church has a new youth minister/associate pastor in the person of 23-year-old John Roghelia. He is easy to spot; just look up! The 6’4” youngster has a passion for the Lord and for helping young folks in their walk with Jesus that is unmatched by his warmth and his brilliant smile.

Allegiance, Mayor Beam asked council members to approve the agenda, which was done. The council then unanimously approved the minutes of the following meetings: the Aug. 7, 2023 regular session meeting and the Aug. 29, 2023 work session.

Mayor Beam then proceeded to the “Mayor’s Comments” section, whereupon he spoke to the small audience gathered for the

“Spirit Week” is the week of Sept. 18; Homecoming Court

Parade will be at 4 p.m., Friday, Sept. 22.

The 2023 Cherryville High School Homecoming is Friday, Sept. 22. However, things officially kickoff, according to information from school officials, with the events and activities of “Spirit Week, which is the week of Sept.


The Homecoming Court Parade, will be held at 4 p.m., Friday, Sept. 22, and go through downtown Cherryville, weather permitting.

The Homecoming football game will be played that night at Rudisill Stadium against the Warriors of East Gaston High. That game starts at 7:30 p.m. All the Homecoming activities listed in this article will take place at half-time of the Ironmen/Warriors game. Also at that time the 2023 Homecoming Queen will be

council session.

“I want to start things out by updating everyone on the news of the proposed gym. Recently, City Manager Dalton, Councilman Parker, and myself met with the Larry and Carolyn Summer family, and they agreed to donate the land on Academy Street, across from Dr. Tom White’s old office, for a new gym and dog park. The paperwork for it is

See COUNCIL, Page 6

Said John about his calling, “God called me (to Cherryville’s First Baptist Church, or FBC) and I came. I began to attend FBC in February of this year, and as I was attending, I heard of their need for a youth and associate pastor. At first I had no intention of apply-

Focus of this second part of the celebration article is about CLT’s lineup for its 51st season…

(Editor’s note: This is Part Two of the story of the 50th anniversary of the Cherryville Little Theatre. Part One was in last week’s 9-13-23 Eagle.)

Cherryville’s beloved Little Theater celebrates a half century of existence and community service this year, and its most dedicated director and spokesman Wade Stroupe, said now is See CLT, Page 9

ing for the position, but God continued to put it on my heart and here I am.”

John and his soon-to-be bride, Arianna Guy, who also works at the church as the church’s new Children’s Minister (more on her in a

future article…) plan to “tie the knot” soon. The two, said John, have been dating for three years.

John and his future bride attended Gardner-Webb University, where they met See PASTOR, Page 6

crowned. The five young ladies who have been selected as See CHS, Page 10

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Whether studying the Word or working on a sermon for the FBC youth, new youth pastor John Roghelia is zoned in on what he’s doing for the Lord. (photo by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)
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Mayor H.L. Beam, III, Cherryville Police Chief Brandon Hunsucker, CPD Patrol Officer Jason D. Parton, Officer Parton’s wife, Kim, and his son, James Parton. Mayor Beam and Chief Hunsucker have just presented Officer Parton with a framed copy of his Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate at the Monday night, Sept. 11, city council regular session meeting. Behind them are City Council members Gary Freeman, Jon Abernathy, Jill Parker-Puett, and Malcolm Parker. (photo by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)



8-17: Mashanthia Lee Krank, 38, 609 S. Mountain St., Cherryville; one count each misdemeanor DWLR/not impaired, expired registration card, and DWLR not impaired (WSOJ/Cleveland Co.). No bond type/amt. information listed on report.

8-17: Alan Dwayne Smith, 52, 509 W. Church St., Cherryville; one count each misdemeanor reckless driving to endanger, disorderly conduct, and go armed to the terror of the public; and obstructing the flow of traffic. $3,500 secured bond.

8-18: Michael Dale Black, 49, 149 S. Milford Dr., Salisbury, NC; one count felony parole warrant service. No bond type/amt. listed. Subject was taken into custody on a positive NCIC hit.

8-18: Cesar Nahum Viera De Leon, 38, 4531 Wynbrook Way, Charlotte; one count each DUI, NOL, failure to stop at a steady red light, failure to secure passenger under age 16, and reckless driving to endanger. $5,000 secured bond.

8-21: Heather Nichole Price, 39, 111 Trailer Park Rd., Crouse; one count misdemeanor WSOJ larceny (Catawba Co.) $5,000 unsecured bond.

8-27: Santonio Gregory Hernandez, 61, 530 Delview Dr., Cherryville; misdemeanor WSOJ (FTA Gaston Co., DWI). $780 other bond amt.

9-3: Harold Dalton Canup, 19, 209 Arbor Run Dr., K, Lincolnton; WSOJ/OFA (Lincoln Co.). $1,000 secured bond.

9-3: Katlin Marie Bumgarner, 26, 3499 Sorrells-Baxter Rd., Cherryville; aide and abet DWLR. Summons/cited.

9-3: Travis Wayne Baxter, 35, 2599 Sorrells-Baxter Rd., Cherryville; DWLR, DR/ allow reg. plate not displayed, and fictitious registration plate. $5,000 secured bond.

9-4: Paul Michael Hunter Taylor, 21, 305 N. Cherry St., Cherryville; one count each misdemeanor RDO, possessing a Schedule IV controlled substance, PMP, possessing drug paraphernalia, and possessing marijuana up to ½ ounces. $2,500 secured bond.

9-5: Logan Oliver Mida, 25, 1421 John B. White Sr., Blvd., Spartanburg, S.C.; one count WSOJ no OL. Vehicle impounded by and store at McDaniel’s Towing. $500 unsecured bond.

9-6: Jon-Eric Juston

Mitchell, 43, 111 Carlton Dr., Cherryville; felony obtaining property by false pretenses and misdemeanor credit card fraud. $1,500 secured bond.

9-11: Xavier Alexander Quintanilla, 18, 2545 Tryon Courthouse Rd., Bessemer City; one count each DUI, open container after first consuming, and an expire OLN. Released on a written promise.

9-11: Ethan Christopher Eaves, 18, 303 S. Jacob St., Cherryville; one count misdemeanor underage consumption of alcohol. Summons/ cited and released.

9-13: Caitlin Desirae Faulks, 25, 767 Hephzibah Church Rd., Crouse, was arrested at this same address by GCPD officers for seven (7) counts of an OFA (contempt of court/perjury/court violation).


8-31: CPD officer reports call for service for an overdose; felony possession of methamphetamine; possession of drug paraphernalia; and DUI by listed suspect who possessed 0.80 grams of amphetamine/methamphetamine. Seized: one bottle to contain the methamphetamine. Closed/cleared by arrest.

9-1: Cherryville man and woman report larceny by unnamed suspect(s) who took victim’s property w/o consent. Stolen; 10 aluminum tool boxes ($300) and misc. tools ($100). Case is active and under further investigation.

9-3: Cherryville senior care center reports burglary/B&E by listed subject who entered building w/o authorization. Case status is active and under further investigation.

9-3: CPD officer reports possession of a Schedule II controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia by listed subject who possessed listed items (three pen tubes w/residue and tinfoil). Seized: 0.50 grams of fentanyl. Case is active and under further investigation.

9-3: CPD officer reports WSOJ from Lincoln County on listed subject who had an outstanding warrant. Closed/ cleared by arrest.

9-3: CPD officer reports DWLR, DR/allowing reg. plate not displayed, fictitious registration plate by listed subject who drove w/a revoked OL, and aide/abet DWLR. Closed/cleared by arrest.

9-4: CPD officer reports PMP, drug/narcotic violations, possession of drug par-

aphernalia, and possession of marijuana up to ½ ounces by listed suspect who possessed Schedule IV and VI controlled substances. Seized: two drug/narcotic equipment items ($2.00). Closed/cleared by arrest.

9-5: CPD officer reports WSOJ/NOL-Rutherford Co. for listed suspect. Closed/ cleared by arrest.

9-6: CPD officer reports WSOJ on listed subject who had OFA for arrest. Closed/ cleared by arrest.

9-7: CPD officer reports call for service/overdose on unnamed subject who OD’d on narcotics. Seized” one gram of marijuana. Closed/ cleared by other means.

9-7: Vale man and woman report call for service reports lost or stolen wallet. Stolen: wallet, NC OL, Medicaid, U.S. currency, numerous bank checks, photos, credit cards and a dental card ($328). Case is active and under further investigation.

9-9: Cherryville woman reports MV theft (IceB/trike valued at $2,000) by listed suspects who stole her moped. Case is active and under further investigation.

9-10: GCPD officers report a new investigation into a residential forced entry burglary at 262 Will Kiser Rd., Crouse.

9-10: CPD officer and three Cherryville men report DUI, open container after first consuming, expired OLN, and underage consuming of alcohol by listed subjects who consumed said alcohol under the age of 21 and operated a vehicle. Closed/cleared by arrest.

9-13: GCPD officers report closing/clearing by arrest a resist arrest or escape from custody incident at 767 Hephzibah Church Rd., Crouse.


8-29: A vehicle driven by Barbara Harris, 72, 204 JC Dellinger Rd., Cherryville, and a vehicle driven by Carolyn Taylor, 75, 2044 Riverview Rd., Lincolnton, were involved in an accident at First and Cherry St’s. Cherryville. No injuries reported. Minor to moderate damages to their vehicles reported.

8-30: A vehicle driven by Whitney Dawn Jackson, 31, 204 Roxie Ln., Belmont, and a vehicle driven by Michelle Furr Wellman, 49, 224 Aspen St., Gastonia, were stopped at the railroad crossing on Mountain Street. Ms. Jackson told the responding officer she


heard a train coming and saw the cross bar coming down towards her van and accelerated to get out of the way, which is when her vehicle struck the Wellman vehicle. No injuries reported. None to minor damages reported.

8-30: A vehicle driven by Brandon Lee Scarborough, 36, 6704 Mountain View Dr., Kings Mountain, was going through the drive-thru in the Bojangles parking lot while pulling a trailer. The trailer had sheet metal hanging off the end. As Mr. Scarborough was turning through the drivethru, the sheet metal went across the hood of a parked vehicle owned by Rodney Lee Slaughter, 58, 111 Ray St., Cherryville. No injuries reported. Damages est. at none to minor.

9-4: A vehicle driven by Timothy Dean Wilson, 54, 406 Gibson Ln., Cherryville, attempted to make a right turn onto Gibson Lane. As he was doing so, he struck a parked vehicle belonging to Tanisha Jackson Goode, no age given, 104 Black Rock School Rd., Cherryville, which was unoccupied, but parked properly in the parking space there. Evidence of paint exchange was visible on the Wilson vehicle, which was moved at the time of this report. No injuries reported. Est. damages to each vehicle: $1,000/vehicle.

9-9: A vehicle driven by Michaela Annalise Gerlits, 20, 5665 Cohn Eaker Rd., Cherryville, backed into a vehicle driven by Cathy Moore Stephens, 59, 1821 Stony Point Rd., Shelby, while at the BP gas pumps on E. Church Street. Ms. Gerlits said she backed into the Stephens vehicle while trying to exit the gas pump. Ms. Stephens confirmed this to the responding officer. No injuries reported. Est. damages to the Gerlits vehicle: $1,000; to the Stephens vehicle: $1,500.

Butch Boyd

LINCOLNTON – Edward “Butch” Boyd, 77, of Lincolnton, passed away Sunday, Sept. 10, 2023, at Atrium Health Lincoln. He was born June 29, 1946 in Lincoln County to the late Jason Boyd and Leona Hudson.

Butch was a Vietnam veteran of the United States Army. He served as Director of Communication with Carolina Freight. He went on to work as a sales associate with Sprint and WMIT. He later had the opportunity to land one of his dream jobs working at the Billy Graham Library. After the Library, he landed his other dream job of working at the Cherryville YMCA. Butch was a beloved member of the community and well respected by those who knew him.

He was a member of Long Shoals Wesleyan Church, a lay minister, former youth minister, and had served as a hospital chaplain. Butch also served as the former Director of Lincoln County First Responders and was a CPR instructor. He loved to stay active and worked as a Boy Scout director, played tennis, and loved his Silver Sneaker group.

In addition to his par-

ents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Marion Boyd, Jason W. Boyd, Vernon Boyd, Aaron “Lee” Boyd, and Ella May Purdy.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Kathy Hoffman Boyd; daughter, Lea Boyd Binderup (Dave); son, Gary Boyd (Lindsey); grandchildren, Matthew Lail (Jessica), Chandler Hudson (Rylynnd), Hailey Binderup, Kateasha Binderup (Sean), and Brooks Boyd; sisters, Tennie Issac (Steve), Emma Magee, and Delton Cozart; mother-in-law, Joyce Hoffman; sisterin-law, Ruth Boyd; and numerous anieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023 at 2 p.m., at Long Shoals Wesleyan Church with Rev. Matthew Lail officiating. Burial followed at Pisgah United Methodist Church Cemetery with military honors.

The family received friends Saturday from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m., prior to the service at the church.

Memorials may be made to Cherryville Family YMCA Senior Happier Hour Fund, 215 N. Mountain St., Cherryville, NC, 28021.

Condolences may be made to

Carpenter – Porter Funeral and Cremation Services served the family of Mr. Boyd.


13th Annual Carolina Freight Reunion is Sept. 23

The C. Grier Beam Truck Museum co-directors, Stan and Kathy Bumgarner, ask everyone to please join them for a good time with old friends on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2023, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., at First Baptist Church Christian Outreach Center,

301 East First St., Cherryville.

Admission: $20 (includes lunch buffet). Registration deadline: Sept. 20 – noon.

Welcome reception at C. Grier Beam Truck Museum (coffee and refreshments – 9 to 10:30 a.m.). Please en-

close check, made payable to: C. Grier Beam Truck Museum, P. O. Box 238, Cherryville, NC, 28021.

For further questions or additional information, call the museum staff at (704) 435-3072.

Cherryville man one of 11 indicted by Lincoln County August 2023 Grand Jury

Seven arrested so far as indictments all came about based on drug charges

LINCOLNTON – In a recent media release, the Lincoln County Grand Jury handed down indictments on eleven people on drug charges in their August 2023 session.

The Cherryville Fire Department honored the memory of those fallen 911 victims last week by attaching a large American flag to the ladder of their largest engine. They also had a “Never Forget” banner out front that people could stop by and sign if they wished to do so. Thank you, Cherryville Fire fighters and Police officers and the department’s many staff members, for your service to our community! (photo provided)

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One of those was a Cherryville man, Keith Douglas Mullins, 42, who was charged with felony trafficking by possession, transport, sell and delivery of Schedule III and three counts of sell and delivery of a controlled substance Schedule III.

A Crouse man, Justin Ray Rojo, 26, was charged with four counts each of sell and deliver Schedule II (fentanyl), one count of sell and deliver methamphetamine, and four counts of maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance.

The dates the offenses occurred were in 2022 and 2023 and involved the distribution of methamphetamine, heroin, fentanyl and other illegal drugs.

The following remaining individuals have also been arrested on the Grand Jury indictments:

• Daniel Dale Seagle, 23, of Lincolnton, NC; is charged with sell and delivery of a controlled substance Schedule II (meth), possession of methamphetamine, possession with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a controlled substance Schedule IV, carrying a concealed weapon, and possess of drug paraphernalia.

• Lisa Kay Seagle, 44, of Lincolnton, NC; is charged with sell and deliver Schedule II (meth), possession with the intent to sell and deliver Sched-

Eaker Family Reunion is 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.

ule II (meth), maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance, sell and deliver Schedule I (heroin), possession with the intent to sell and deliver heroin.

• Michael John Harmon, 51, of Vale, NC; is charged with three counts each of sell and deliver Schedule III and possession with the intent to sell and deliver Schedule III.

• Curtis Talent Cauthen, 51, of Maiden, NC; is charged with three counts each of sell and deliver a controlled substance Schedule II (fentanyl) and possession with intent to sell and deliver Schedule II (fentanyl).

• Russell Jerald Poole, 35, of Catawba, NC is charged with two counts

of sell and deliver Schedule II (fentanyl) and two count of possession with intent to sell and deliver Schedule II.

Warrants remain outstanding on four other individuals charged in indictments handed down by the Grand Jury.

St John’s Lutheran Church celebrates God’s Work

Our Hands Sunday

On Sunday, Sept. 10, St. John’s Lutheran Church celebrated God’s Work Our Hands Sunday by celebrating and honoring their volunteers who are so faithful by helping with their monthly community outreach. Volunteers from their church family and in the community enjoyed a delicious meal of BBQ with all the trimmings. St. John’s Outreach is held on

the first Thursday of each month.

In October, the church will have their Saints Closet, along with their Parish Food Pantry and Milk Ministry, on Oct. 5, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. For more information, please call Barbara at St. John’s at (704) 435-9264.

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Another year older and on the theft of my time…

I try not to think too much (or too long!) on getting older, though my denial of it doesn’t slow it one bit!

So, I turned 69 on September 4th, and was thinking I felt pretty good for an old guy (can’t say I look any better). Couple that with dealing daily with Type II diabetes and quite possibly coming to realize that I’m not really winning that battle, I guess I’m doing pretty good… all things considered.

The realization that I have moved into another facet of growing older – moving into the Medicare crowd – has actually caused me more consternation and general worry than it should (much of which is my own fault). It seems I’ve got to have this coverage as it is supposed to help

me with my medical expenses and such, but trying to work through all the ephemera and gobbledygook is daunting, to say the very least.

I’m not happy that I will no longer be covered (or so I’ve heard) by my original insurance carrier, with whom I was fairly satisfied and, to add insult to injury, I will have to look for another doctor, one who is in “their program.” So,

how is this crap really helping me at the end of the day? Easy answer… not much! Not much!

For me, my wife (who is now navigating these same waters, because she has recently turned the age to have to do so), and for all of us “oldsters,” our longevity clocks – as the rock group Styx’s great song, “Too Much Time On My Hands,” lyrics note – are “tick, tick, ticking away.” I find that, in my old man callousness and grumpiness, I start to resent just about anything that steals my youth from me and reminds me that I am getting older with every day’s passing moments.

One of my favorite authors, James Lee Burke, had this to say about aging, through the “voice” of his character

Thankful for another year!

I don’t know about other people, but to me it seems like time is passing by faster than ever. I heard somewhere years ago that time seems to speed up as you age. I can’t speak for other people, but I do believe there is some merit in that saying.

Going back in time, I remember thinking that it took forever for my birthday to roll around each year. Now it seems they are rolling faster than ever. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love birthdays, but as the number continues to rise, I think they could slow down just a little. It seems rather silly when you put it into words, but I think my message is clear.

My sweet mother made our birthdays so

very special. There was always birthday cake and ice cream and presents for the birthday child along with some smaller gifts for the two non-birthday kids. When I look back on those days, I realize how special our mother was as she never left any of us out of the festivities. Some parents look at it differently, and that is quite all right. It’s just that – in my opinion – my mother’s way of looking at it brought the three of us closer.

Sadly, I am the only member of my childhood family who is still living. My precious parents and two great brothers have been in heaven many years.

I’m not sure why, but I always seem to think

about all of them more often as birthday time rolls around. I suppose it’s normal to reminisce as time goes by and more and more changes take place.

We recently attended a very sweet and beautiful wedding at our church where two great people were united in holy matrimony. It was an awesome service that gave me the opportunity to reflect on our marriage and thank God for His many blessings while asking for His blessings on the newlyweds.

Someone once told me that it is important in life to keep looking ahead instead of backward. What’s happened has happened, and nothing can ever change it.

We can take time to reflect on the past, but each day is a new day and a new page to write.

cheaux, in the novel, “Heaven’s Prisoners”, “And like most middle-aged people who hear the clock ticking in their lives, I had come to resent a waste or theft of my time that was far greater than any theft of my goods or money.”

Now, I don’t fall into that “middle-aged” category his character mentions; yet nowadays, it seems anything that insinuates itself on my fairly ordered world of boring, mind-numbing and ill-conceived daily actions that pass as living for me, sadly begin to be measured by that short yardstick of resenting what I perceive to be a waste of my time and money, both of which I

seem to have precious little of, and all of which I hoard as hard and carefully as I might, or think I should.

The great upside to any of this though is I am blessed by having a wonderful woman – my dear wife – who is the best part of me, and has been these past 30 years, and who still, believe it or not, loves me, in spite of my general male idiocy and stupidity. Also, having kids and grandkids who, while they don’t (or can’t, according to them) call or come by as often as we would like, are still the apple of our eyes and the joy of our hearts, bless their little pointed heads!

And while you, dear reader, may think I am “kevetching” about my life, know that I am continually reminded that just having these blessings, along with still being able to work, having a roof over our heads, and living in what is probably one of the best places we’ve ever lived in many a year, are just that – blessings that need to be counted daily, often, and always and forever, until time and times are done. Those, dear friends, are the things that make the theft of my time, real or imagined, a little more palatable. And that’s not a bad thing!

Football star Aaron Rodgers and life changes

National football star

Aaron Rodger’s football career may be over, but maybe not. It’s hard to keep a good man down.

Sometimes, there is too much to overcome to come back.

Many of us watched the mega-media debut of Rodgers as a New York Jets quarterback. His move from Green Bay after 18 seasons catapulted him to New York City celebrity status. He came to the Jets after a hugely successful career with the Packers. His accomplishments were many and include a Super Bowl ring. He has received the Super Bowl MVP award and four NFL MVP awards. He was touted as the man who would revitalize the Jet’s program and lead them to glory.

Rodger’s financial package to make the move from Wisconsin to the Jet’s program

was $75 million dollars over two years. The money is guaranteed even though he may never play again. Rodgers reportedly took a salary cut to make the move.

During last week’s Monday night football game, on the fourth play of the game, Rodger’s Achilles heel tendon was torn during the play. The injury requires surgery and the rest of the season to rehabilitate. The spirit of the electrified crowd spiraled south quickly as Rodgers was transported off the field.

Unfortunately, Rodgers’ injury goes along with the game of football and can happen in most any sport. People can – and do – get hurt. There are no guarantees in sports. Life also has no guarantees. We aren’t guaranteed another day.

Regardless of the size of the financial package, doctor’s report, health, prior success, or talent,

none of us can count on anything for sure.

We can say we are going to travel to a certain city and do business. Yet, there is no guarantee we will be able to complete the trip. We can promise we will work a job for 10 years but it all depends on our health and good fortune. We aren’t assured of another day. We hope; we have faith; we trust; we believe; and we try to make good on our commitments. After this, it’s all in the hands of God.

We do hope Aaron Rodgers recuperates and is able to end his career on a higher note. I suspect that, after last week, and going forward, he might be happy to end his football career by simply being able to play and walk off the field.

Depending on our circumstances, our lives and perspectives seem to always be changing.

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Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. –Thomas A. Edison

A (not-so-short) medley of Scripture’s warnings!

In a country of great freedoms and vast opportunities, the typical Christian finds himself “busybusy-busy,” yet all the while never actually advancing the Great Commission. The treats we give ourselves are not always sinful – but our desires can quickly warp into dreadful weights that hinder our race toward holiness.

So, Scripture calls us to, “Lay aside the weights that so easily beset you.” But in a nation of strong lifestyles, communities, tee-shirt bandwagons, Facebook groups, clubs, memberships, subscriptions, and more – the question needs to be asked: Is my American “livin’” wedged between me and God? Our time, energy, and money are like thermometers for our hearts measuring our heart’s treasures. If God

dropped a bucket into the well of your heart what would the bucket bring to the top? You see, Paul reminds us, “All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient. All things are lawful for me, but all things do not edify.”

And what about the lifestyles that are sinful? Substance abuse, sexual promiscuity, gossiping busy-bodies, theft, gambling, pathological lying, narcissism, and the like? Of these Scripture says, “Such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.” I trust many of us remember the daunting warning for each professing believer to, “Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves.”

American Idol


3 of “DISTRACTIONS” Series )

We have many good things at our fingertips, especially in America: careers, technology, income, etc. However, when those seemingly harmless things become the number one priority in our lives, they become idols. An idol is anything that we treasure or value above our obedience and relationship to our heavenly Father.

In Matthew 6:24 (AMP) Jesus states, “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon [money, possessions, fame, status, or whatever is valued more than the Lord].” In other words, we can allow Christ to be the master of our hearts or material things. It can’t be both. Fortunately, God is not against us having worldly good. In fact, he desires to bless his children. Psalms 84:11 (CSB) says, “For the LORD God is a sun and shield. The LORD grants favor and honor; he does not withhold the good from those who live with integrity.”

Don’t Forget

God loves us very much, but he also knows humanity very well. We frequently and quickly become self-centered and prideful too often. He doesn’t want us to forget that he is the one who blessed us. The best way to not become obsessed with stuff is to seek God first before you begin anything. For example, before you create the schedule, ask God to lead and guide you so that you are flowing with his agenda instead of your own. Thank God and give him the credit for your blessings. It will keep you humble. Also, be a generous giver. Deuteronomy 8:10, 12-14, 18 (NLT) says, “When you have eaten your fill, be sure to praise the LORD your God for the good land he has given you. For when you have become full and prosperous and have built fine homes to live in, and when your flocks and herds have become very large and your silver and gold have multiplied along with everything else, be careful! Do not become proud at that time and forget the LORD your God, who rescued you from slavery in the land of Egypt. Remember the LORD your God. He is the one who gives you power to be successful, in order to fulfill the covenant he confirmed to your ancestors with an oath.”


“Lord, you are righteous in all your ways and kind in all your works. I will forever praise your name. Thank you for giving me another chance to enter into your presence and walk in the divine purpose for my life. Forgive me for being distracted and allowing stuff to consume my time. Help me to remember that everything I have is because you blessed me with it, and everything I do should be out of a heart of obedience to you and your plan. I love you. In Jesus’ name, I pray - Amen.”

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Furthermore, on the last day, Jesus will say to false converts, “I never knew you; depart from Me, you workers of lawlessness.” And “Depart from Me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.”

That passage always stirs up a call to holiness when a Christian reads it. After all, have I done my best for Him, Who has done so much for me? If you and I were honest – we can admit that we are lulled by the freedoms we enjoy. The plethora of opportunities on how to spend our day are sometimes sinful and sometimes not – but the question is not whether our lifestyles are bad, but whether they are good. If we are to “be holy as God is holy,” then we can follow Peter’s example when it comes to sin.

“But when Simon Peter saw it (God’s handiwork), he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, ‘Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord.’” Unfortunately, we could be, “Like a man who looks intently at his

natural face in a mirror. For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like.”

Perhaps this was the case with Lot. Lot was Abraham’s nephew, a follower of Yahweh, and a patriarch of a great nation. But, unlike the eternal wisdom passed down from Adam to Enoch and to Abraham – Lot forgot eternal Biblical commands such as:

• “If anyone does not obey what we say in this letter, take note of that person, and have nothing to do with him, that he may be ashamed.”

• “Touch not the unclean thing”

• “Therefore, let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall.”

• “When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom.”

• “Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?” and

• “Does a spring pour forth from the same opening both fresh and salt water? Can a fig tree, my brothers, bear olives, or a grapevine produce figs? Neither can a salt pond yield fresh water.”

Having forgotten these eternal principles of personal holiness, faith, and virtue – Lot pitched his tent towards Sodom and Gomorrah, then he made his home in its city walls and later lost his sobriety. Lot’s lifestyle mirrors the life of a man found in the New Testament church of Corinth who did something so sinful that, “It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that is not tolerated even among pagans.”

So, what do we make of all these commands? Since the Bible demands that you and I live totally separate from sin – what does that mean about the people we befriend, the places we go, the businesses we financially support, the TV shows we watch, the music we promote, and the way we vote?

After all, we are a new creation in Christ! Though we may stumble, the true believer always perseveres. Even nephew Lot bears the title, “righteous Lot” in God’s eyes! This is because God’s Grace is infinite! He has “cast our sins as far as the East is from the West.” “Where sin increased, grace abounded all the more”! My friend, since the Christian is now identified as a “new creation,” how should the Christian interact with those who refuse to repent and continue walking in darkness. After all, “He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son,” and we are told, “you are the light of the world...” We know that “men love darkness rather than light.” In fact, “the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.”

It’s interesting to note the world hates us because we are identified with the Son of God, See WARNINGS, Page 6


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, NC 704-435-1608

Blessed Hope Baptist Church 3357 Fallston-Waco Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-8530

Body of Christ Fellowship Center 405 S. Cherokee Street Cherryville, NC

Calvary Way Holiness Church 1017 Second Street Cherryville, NC Pastor Clifton Morgan

Cherryville Church of God 810 East Main Street Cherryville, NC 704-435-2275

Cherryville Missionary Methodist Church 318 W. Ballard Street Cherryville, NC 704-435-6934

Emmanuel Baptist Church 1155 Marys Grove Church Rd Cherryville, NC 704-435-5764

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

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Service 405 North Dixie Street, Cherryville, NC 704-445-8144

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

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From Page 1 being drawn up; the plans are being drawn up. This is an exciting and needed addition for our citizens.”

Mayor Beam also noted a new Little League monument is in the works with Dr. White agreeing to cover the cost for it. Beam also mentioned eight (8) new basketball goals have been installed at the city’s parks.

“Pete’s Fish Box opened last week, and I heard it was an overwhelming success,” said Mayor Beam. Beam also mentioned the possibility of a new Mexican restaurant coming to the site of the old Pizza Express building on Main Street; that project is expected for December of this year, he added.

“Also, there is a new golf shop in the old Belk building, a new floral shop coming to the former Bella Verde building, and the Splash Pad at the Ballard Park pool is expected to be ready by early Spring 2024.”

Beam also noted that, in his 10 years as mayor, he personally hasn’t seen so many new businesses choosing to make Cherryville their new home.

As there were no citizens to be heard, next up on the agenda was the special recognition of Cherryville Police Department Patrol Officer Jason Douglas Par-


From Page 5 yet so many Christians love that same world! “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.”

Let’s close this reflection in the Psalms; follower of Jesus Christ, what lifestyle is weighing you down from fulfillment?

God wants you to enjoy the life He has given you by enjoying Him. Scripture is full of promises! One of these famous promises is this, “Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your

ton for receiving his Advance Law Enforcement Certificate.

Officer Parton received a letter, dated Aug. 11, 2023, along with his certificate, from NC Dept. of Justice, Criminal Justice Standards Division Director Jeffrey Smythe. The letter notified PO Parton that, “After examination of your credentials, the Commission unanimously approved issuance of the Advanced Certificate to you.”

It further stated the Certificate award, “…provides recognition of the competence and achievements of eligible officers across the state. This award requires substantive professional experience, many hours of additional training, and often a higher level of formal education. To meet these requirements is a feat worthy of commendation. Your dedication to your chosen profession is evidenced in the fact that your are one of a very select group of officers to receive this honor.” Director Smythe then noted, in part, “It is with great pride that I offer you congratulations on the attainment of this most significant award.”

Chief Hunsucker thanked Officer Parton and his family, and congratulated Officer Parton, noting, “This award is the highest level of certificate an officer can receive. Officer Parton has nine and half years of service with the Cherryville Police Depart-

heart.” You see, as you enjoy the life that God has given you (and God Himself), your heart’s desires will become His desires. Contrary to the typical pulpit-beating message you may have heard, God actually wants you to enjoy the life He has given you by enjoying Him. God loves you! The God of the universe does not need you, but He wants you! So, what do you want? Do you want a life of joy, purpose, and absolute fulfillment? Well, do you yearn for God? The two are one and the same.

Will you, today, seek to live separate from sin and an idle lifestyle?




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)

ment and over 1,200 hours in. He is a valued officer.”

With PO Parton as he accepted his award from Mayor Beam, and received his pin from Chief Brandon Hunsucker, was his family; wife, Kim, and son, James, who were both beaming with pride over Jason.

Mayor Beam read a proclamation honoring the Cherryville Little Theatre’s 50th anniversary.

City P&Z Director Richard Elam asked the council to consider appointing Vida Dellinger Jackson, to the Planning and Zoning Board, which they did.

Other items for council’s consideration at this session were setting a date for a public hearing regarding rezoning property at 518 N. Mulberry St., from GMC to R-9, and consideration of street and alley closing application fees. Both were


From Page 1 at a Bible study. He said they both were born and raised as Southern Baptists. John noted he has plans to attend Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, to obtain a Master’s in Church Leadership, and possibly an “M. Div.”, or Masters of Divinity later on, he noted.

Roghelia said he was saved at the age of eight as a child in Maryland, and later rededicated his life at the age of 18.

“I had, like many teens do, a mild run of rebellion in my life,” he said, “but I had a youth pastor who talked to me and helped me greatly.” John said he played basketball at Gardner-Webb and was a “shooting guard.”

As the church’s youth pastor, Roghelia said he ministers to kids from age12 to 18, or roughly grade 6 up to the 12th grade.

“For me, it’s all about building relationships with them; getting to know them personally. I’m used to reaching out to fifth- and sixth-grade kids, so this isn’t a big stretch for me,” he noted.

A self-professed fan of all spots, John said he loves pro basketball; especially the San Antonio Spurs. He

voted on and unanimously accepted as discussed by the council. Council then went into

a closed session to discuss personnel matters concerning a new city attorney to take Palmer Huffstetler’s

place as he is retiring. As there was no other business, council adjourned.

also loves football as well, but didn’t say who his favorite team was.

As for his own sports life, John said he too played, in addition to basketball, football, and ran track.

“I like to write music,” he said, “and I’m learning to play guitar.”

As far as where he is right now, he said, “I have no desire to leave First Baptist and plan to be here, as long as the Lord is willing. This church is full of family; people who love and care for you in every season of life.” He continued, “I am blessed to have the kind of

youth we have here at First Baptist. They accepted Ari and I with open arms, and they are willing to serve the church and the community in every way possible, whether it is holding a pancake breakfast for the community or going out and helping pick up trees and limbs out of people’s yard.”

Roghelia said his goal as a youth pastor is to, “… teach these youth to be a disciple who makes disciples, so I will equip them on how to study scripture, and be diligent followers of Christ.”

As far as his and Ari’s future plans, he said, “My

fiance’ and I plan to be here in Cherryville as long as the Lord will have us here. We would love to be a part of a mission trip in some form of fashion if God calls us that way. But as a youth pastor, I feel my calling is here with the youth at First Baptist.” For his part, Dr. Hefner said John and his future bride, Ari, have both been a great blessing and help at the church and doing wonderfully with the FBC youth.

John, Ari, and Pastor Vince Hefner can all be reached at the FBC at (704) 435-3796, should you need them.

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


P.O. Box 515, 300 E. King Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086

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First Baptist Pastor Dr. Vince Hefner talks with FBC Minister of Youth John Roghelia. (photo by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media) Sarah Fox Sandoval, Angie Dolan, and Connie Fox. He has just presented a proclamation to them at the Monday, Sept. 11 city council meeting. (photo by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

Lady Ironmen volleyball teams hold their own at Nixon Gym

Though varsity; JVs dropped a couple of matches, teams make a great showing

CHS volleyball head coach Leigh Kiser said the Lady Ironmen varsity and JV teams dropped a couple of matches this past week.

Kiser noted her ladies traveled to play the Lady Warriors of East Gaston for an SPC 1A/2A conference match and – unfortunately –came away losers by a 3-0 score. Match scores in this game were 25-18, 25-15, 25-11.

Said Coach Kiser, “We were whipped from start to finish.”

For CHS, Emily Allen, with 3 serve aces, 8 kills and 9 digs; Taylor Digh’s 8 digs; and Carson Reed’s 3 blocks led the stats in this one, according to Kiser.

On Wednesday, Sept. 13, The Lady Cavaliers of East Rutherford come to Cherryville’s Nixon Gym for a non-conference matchup, and again the Lady Ironmen suffered another defeat by a 3-0 score. Noted Coach Kiser, scores in this matchup were 25-17, 27-25, and 25-14. Kiser also said, “I thought our team played with more energy in this loss.”

Railey Gidney’s 3 aces, Taylor Digh’s 11 digs, and

Carson Reed’s 4 kills and 2 blocks were leaders for Cherryville in this loss.

The JV Lady Ironmen suffered the same fate with 2-0 losses at East Gaston, and at home to East Rutherford. Against the Lady Warriors, Landry Beam’s 4 digs led the CHS JV defense and Camryn Shirley’s 3 assists against the ER JV squad led Cherryville’s JV ladies.

Coach Kiser noted both teams were on the road Tuesday, Sept. 19, at Thomas Jefferson in the only match of the week.

Currently, the varsity ladies are 6-8 overall, and 3-3 in conference play, while the JV ladies are 5-9 overall.

(Additional information and stats by Brian Kiser.)

Cherryville Lady Ironmen Volleyball 2023

Wednesday Sept. 6 North Gaston Away 4:30

Thursday Sept. 7 Highland Home 4:30

Tuesday Sept. 12 East Gaston Away 4:30

Wednesday Sept. 13 East Rutherford Away 4:30

Tuesday Sept. 19 Thomas Jefferson Away 4:30

Tuesday Sept. 26 Shelby Home 4:30

Wednesday Sept. 27 Burns Away 4:30

Thursday Sept. 28 Bessemer City Home 4:30

Tuesday Oct. 3 Highland Away 4:30

Wednesday Oct. 4 Chase Home 4:30

Monday Oct. 9 Ashbrook Home 4:30

Tuesday Oct. 10 Thomas Jefferson Home 4:30

Conference Tournament- Oct. 12, 16, 17 at higher seed

Seeding for playoffs October 19 1st Round October 21

CHS Lady Ironmen libero Taylor Digh sets the shot for her teammates in the game against visiting East Rutherford. (photos by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media) After a successful serve earlier, Lady Ironman volleyball player Taylor Digh prepares to send another rocket across the net in last week’s home game against the Lady Cavs of East Rutherford. Lady Ironmen libero, Taylor Digh serves the ball to the Lady Cavaliers of East Rutherford in last week’s game at Nixon Gym. The Lady Ironmen know how to protect their court as they showed at last week’s matchup at Nixon Gym against the visiting Lady Cavaliers of East Rutherford High. The CHS varsity Lady Ironmen in action at last week’s home matchup against visiting East Rutherford. Lady Ironman Emily Allen powers the ball across the net to the visiting Lady Cavaliers of East Rutherford. CHS’ Carson Reed plays the net with her usual skill and eye on the ball as she prepares to return a shot from the Lady Cavaliers of East Rutherford HS, who took on the Lady Ironmen last week at Nixon Gym.


EAKER FAMILY REUNION. The Eaker Family Reunion will be held on Sunday, September 24 at 1pm, Bethlehem Community Church, 6753 Hwy 182, Cherryville


9-24-23 at 1:00 pm at Corinth Baptist Church, 729 West NC 10 Highway, Vale, NC. Due to Covid and weather restrictions in the past 3 years we were unable to have annual Parker Reunion, which was previously held at Pisgah Church in Casar NC. We’re looking forward and excited about continuing our Parker Family Reunion at our new location. Bring your favorite dish and come join us. Guest speaker Clayman Parker.



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ER $15 HOUR. Don’t bother calling if you don’t want to work. Must speak English. 704-5266640.

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ONE ON ONE CARE, INC. Is hiring for Day Program Activity Coordinator. Includes some transport. Mon- Fri- 7am-3pm Also hiring for 2nd and 3rd shifts in the Residential homes, rotating schedule. Off every other weekend. If interested, apply at 203 Lee St., Shelby, NC 28150 ASSEMBLY POSITIONS. PEAK WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS is hiring Assemblers in Forest City, NC. Pay is $16.50 for 1st Shift and $17.50 for 2nd and 3rd Shift! Apply in person at 160 Ash Drive, Forest City (Off of highway 221 headed toward Chesnee) or apply online and if applying in person bring proof of identity and proof of authorization to work in the United States. Hours: 1st Shift: 6:30 AM - 3:00 PM Monday - Friday; 2nd Shift: 1:00 PM - 9:30 PM Monday - Friday; 3rd Shift: 9:30 PM - 6:00 AM Sunday - Thursday (Overtime is required depending on production needs) We would love to have you on our team! Some heavy lifting. Overtime is required. 8-10 hour workdays. Mechanically inclined position. Previous forklift experience preferred. (828) 447-1018


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SALE! Sat., Sept. 23rd, 2023 from 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM & Sat. Sept. 30th, 2023 from 7:30 AM11:30 AM at 1350 Moonshadow Lane, Shelby, NC 28150


RAISING Benefit for Special Needs Child, Dawson Newton, to help with Medical Expenses, Sat., September 23rd, 2023 from 7am UNTIL. Located at Lily Memorial Baptist Church, 406 Whitener St., Shelby, NC 28152





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WHIRLPOOL REFRIGERATOR Stainless Steel. 26 cubic ft. French doors. $1,000. 704692-1841.

CAMPER ON PERMANENT SITE WITH shed over and large screened porch, in a quiet park, in Maggie Valley. Broker, Jerry Lee, 828-230-1082 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 IVERS & POND UPRIGHT PIANO FREE! Will give Away. Call 704-419-3980. 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.



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COMPOST TUMBLER with stand and book. $250. Call Bill at 704-692-2092.

LITTLE BEAVER AUGER BITS, POINTS, blades, $150. 40¢ per ft., take all of 4 inch corrugated plastic pipe $140. 828657-4223.

SHIPPING CRATE $35.00. I have wood shipping crates for sale with lids. 3 different sizes. I can send pictures of them. (704) 300-1818 kim_hopper@

TWO BURIAL LOTS AT ROSE HILL Memorial Park Cemetery. $1600 for both or $800 per lot. (704) 297-0098

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DISCOUNT APPLIANCES. Refrigerators, washers, dryers and stoves. 704-477-4766. 1205 Earl Road, Shelby, NC. (704) 477-4766

BLACKHAWK LEFT HANDED HOLSTER $35. I have Blackhawk left handed Sherpa level 2 sportster holster fits colt 1911 or anything like it with or without a rail. (704) 300-1818


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 704-4735600. (704) 473-5600

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From Page 1 the time to let folks know what a great service the CLT has provided to its home community.

CLT spokesman, Wade Stroupe, said of their upcoming 50-year commemoration, which is planned for Sept. 22 and 23, 2023, “Cherryville Little Theatre is, of course, excited to announce and promote its lineup for the 51st season.”

Stroupe also noted that, following their 50th Reunion, ‘The Haunting of Hill House’, a stage version which led to movie and TV series of the same name, will come to the stage on Oct. 26 – 28.

“On Feb. 23, 2024, ‘Bright Star’, an award-winning bluegrass musical will debut, and rounding out the year of primary shows, in August of 2024, the full version of ‘The Little Mermaid’ will come alive at CLT,” he said.

Wade also noted the Theatre group will continue to produce future very successful events, such as the popular ‘Comedy Improv Nights’, as well as productions in association with other drama groups, such as Lincoln Charter Schools. Stroupe also noted other interesting facts about CLT, which are listed below:

Stroupe writes, “For the past 50 years, the Theatre has remained consistently active with a dedicated and vigorous




membership, working with an active board of directors that provides oversight and management of Theatre operations. There have never been any paid positions, with volunteers providing all the work and effort to sustain the organization. 140 different plays/ shows have been produced by the Theatre, with an average of three performances per play, there have been around 420 performances on the Theatre stage.

“On average, with a conservative estimate of 80 audience members present per performance, over 33,000 people have attended Theatre performances. Although difficult to quantify, an estimate of 20 people participated on every production, so more than 2,800 people have worked as cast and crew members on plays. The theatre averages almost three productions/shows per year.

“2016 was a landmark year in that the Theatre produced the most plays in one year, with six (6) different plays on stage in 2016. This number was equaled in 2019 as well. The Theatre operates as a 501(c) organization with IRS tax exempt status.

“With 50 years of consistent operation, the Cherryville Little Theatre has far exceeded the life expectancy of most community theatre groups.”

Some ‘DATES’ and ‘FIRSTS’ in CLT history

Mid-November, 1972 –First meetings held to gauge interest in a ‘little theatre’ for


Cherryville. Charter members of CLT – from initial meetings: R.T. Smith, Margaret Smith, Jeff Hutto, Lucy Hutto, D.R. Mauney, Jr., Tommy Kester, Lois Hoyle, Louis Dubesko, Anne and Norman Warlick, Delores Hensley, Rick Helms, Dennis Warlick, Jim Booker, l. Berge Beam, Bil Daves, Mike Randall, Donna Carroll, Angie Hood, Ernest Carpenter, Sonja Black, Donna Kester, Helen Dellinger, Susan Heavner, Sharon York, Kathleen Runnels, Jean Beam, David Ledford, Nellie Homesley, Wand Sneed, John Kennedy, Daidy West, Dwight Smith, Richard Homesley, Lib Stroupe,


PITT BULL PUPPIES FOR SALE. 1 litter, 6 months old; 1 litter, 5 months old; brindle and white. $200. Call 704-734-7243

Cheryl McGinnis, Martha Hoyle, Margaret Ann Stroup. Joel McGinnis, Marvetta McGinnis, and John Owensby.

First of December, 1972 – Organizational Meeting of the Cherryville Little Theatre.

First Officers/Directors of CLT – Organizational Meeting – December 1972; Anne Warlick – President; Dwight Smith – Vice President; Martha Hoyle – Secretary; Norman Warlick – Treasurer; Richard Homesley; and David Ledford.

First of January, 1973 ‘Barefoot in the Park’ selected as first play John David Kennedy cho-


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


CHICKENS For sale. Laying hens and roosters. Please call or text 704-473-9866 (704)


DACHSHUND PUPPIES. Father is red standard, Mother is Black and Tan miniature. Call for more information! (704) 9744056 daniel.edens2@gmail. com


tiful 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

FREE KITTENS To a good home. 2 males and 7 females are available. 704-562-0370.

TOY & MINI AUSSIES. UTD on shots and worming. Blue eyes, paper & crate trained. 828-2896756.

NEEDS A FAMILY TO LOVE. Black/white Pekeazhu 18mth male, sweetheart, smart, just needs a patient, understanding & loving owner. Price Negotiable (801) 696-3262


7 ft, Big Rhiyo

Scrape Blade $900. 10ft Cultipacker Double Roller $400. 828-289-4619, (704) 538-3756


CUE HAY. $40 bale or buy in volume for better rate. (704)



HAY for sale. Solid bales at $6 per bale. 828-447-6296.


SALE. 2013 New Holland, needs $300 worth of parts. $9,000. 828-429-3100.


SALE. 4x5 Round Bales in barn, $55 each. Fescue and Orchard grass. Rutherford County. 828-429-3100.



JUN BASS BOAT. He does not text so must call Ray @ 252361-5259. Boat, 150 HP motor and galvanized trailer. Titles in hand. Kinston, NC (252) 3615259 jarmansusan@yahoo. com

BOXER PUPPIES, CKC REG. Shots & worming UTD. 8 wks old. Big Healthy Pups. $300 ea. (704) 466-3135

BALL PYTHONS, 8 WEEKS OLD. Many different colors & genetics. Males & females.

Prices vary. Call Mark (704)


TOY TEACUP CKC SHIH-POO PUPPIES. UTD shots, worming, groomed, vet checked. Available 9/22/23.Tails docked, Dew claws removed, Parti Colors, males $800, females $1000. No codes. Female Pom mix, 6 yrs old, very sweet, loves to be held & car ride. Spayed. Needs to be only dog. $300. Lab mix 6 months old $150, ego. 828-3910919. (828) 391-0919


PIES AKC Registered. Parents on site. 2 sets of shots and wormed. $400 ea. 704-6926787 KOI FISH FOR SALE. 2”-4” all colors; wholesale price $1. each- minimum 25 fish. (864) 546-2778 brendasherman9@ 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

2003 TOYOTA PRIUS White, Mileage-300K, Cold air, Good

ryville’s Little Theatre building.

sen to be Director

First of February, 1973

Open Tryouts held for



FOR SALE BY OWNER 3 BR, 2 BA Brick House, 1,371 sq.ft. corner lot. As is $220,000. 704812-8247 POLK COUNTY

SUNNYVIEW, NC FOR SALE BY OWNER. Convenient location, 4 acre wooded house lot on quiet country road. $52,000. Owner financing available. 828429-3287.


UNRESTRICTED, WELL, SEPTIC, STORAGE. Private 1.68 ac with driveway, clearing, well with solar pump, septic, insulated and floored 12’x32’ storage building plus 8’x20’ steel shipping container. Secluded and roomy, no restrictions, could be for homesite, business, small farm, whatever you want. (828) 429-5081

‘Barefoot in the Park’

See CLT 2, Page 10



2&3 BEDROOM TOWN HOMES. Townhomes located in Shelby, NC. We are currently accepting applications for our waiting list. Rent is based on income (and some expenses are deducted). Please visit us today at Laurel Hill Apartments, 1526 Eaves Rd., Shelby, NC or call for more information 704487-1114. Equal Housing Opportunity.

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 704-3002502.

COUNTRY CAMPGROUND. Cherryville, NC. Cabins. RV Spots, Daily Weekly, Monthly, Seasonal Sites. (704) 435-0938


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 2015 HARLEY SPORTSTER 1200. 7199 miles, $11,500 obo. Call Kenneth 704-472-0448.



AVAILABLE. 680 NC HWY 226 Casar, NC. Monthly rent is $500 that includes up to $125 in utilities. Deposit is $375. App Fee $25 per adult. 704-214-4180.



TRAILER LOT around Kings Mountain area. 704-739-2086.



HOUSE FOR RENT 2 BR,1 BA. Central H/A, Nice backyard, Washer/Dryer Hook up, $750/ mth + $750 deposit, in Shelby. 704-466-1003. NICE, 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH HOUSE for rent. Central heat/ air, well insulated, ceiling fans in each room. Stove, fridge, dishwasher, custom made drapes, garage. Nice neighborhood. (704) 418-6116


MENTS FOR SENIORS. (62 and older). Now accepting applications. 934 W. Warren St, Shelby, NC, 28150. (704) 4806786 112 BOWEN ST., SHELBY, NC. Duplex, 2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom. Rent $675, Deposit $675. App Fee $25 per adult. 704-214-4180.

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OAKLAND 2BR HOUSE. Like new, SS appliances, only well qualified need apply. $895. 828-351-3322 or

3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH HOUSE in Forest City. $1300 plus deposit. Recently renovated, new heat pump. Leave voicemail. 828-458-7403. (828) 458-7403 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.


4 Door, 4 Cylinder, Dark Blue, Grey Leather Interior, Automatic, only 75,000 miles, Sunroof, Michelin Tires, Excellent Condition. $8300. Call 704-974-4851

1995 FORD TAURUS 180,000 MILES. $1600, 1995 Clean Grey Ford Taurus good running car. Good tires. Heat and air work. (704) 884-6779

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, 803-7182659.

2 BR, 1 BA, stove, refrigerator, washer/dryer furnished. Nice area in Shelby. Background checked. 704-313-7357.


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MOVE IN SPECIAL. 2 & 3 Bedroom, deposit required. $210 weekly rates. Includes power and water. NO PETS. NO TEXTING. (704) 473-4299

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2017 CUSTOM TEARDROP CAMPER. $1800 obo. Bought this late last year to fix to my likings, that’s when work got into the way. No time for her, she camps and hauls beautifully, very light. Needs someone to make her there own. She has power Inverter, but has been bypassed with a smaller one. I have no clue when it comes to electricity. NO TITLE. Bought her S.C. (704) 323-0949
SALE. (1) 3 bedroom, 2 bath 14x70. (2) 2 bedroom, 2 bath 14x70. All need repairs. Call
info. (704)
An old Eagle clipping showcasing a bit of Cherryville Little Theatre’s past. (photos/images provided)

Dirty Grass Soul to appear at Patriots Park

Kings Mountain is proud to welcome Cleveland County's finest, Dirty Grass Soul to Patriots Park, on Saturday, October 14.

Formed in 2011, Dirty Grass Soul has earned a reputation as one of the southeast's emerging Southern Rock/Alt. Country bands with their


From Page 1 members of the 2023 CHS Homecoming Court are Laila Davis, Malia Emory, Ceniya Powell, Lila Grace Sermersheim, and Briley Wright. One of them will be selected the 2023 Homecoming Queen.

Each HC Court member filled out a questionnaire about being chosen for the court and basically general information about themselves.

Lila Grace Sermersheim, 17, is the daughter of Mary and James Sermersheim. Her siblings are Eleanor and Beckham Sermersheim, who are at Chavis Middle School; and Finn Sermersheim, who is at Cherryville Elementary. Lila plays, or has played, Lady Ironmen varsity soccer and basketball. She said she is involved in the following clubs: Metalheads, FCA, Kindness, and Encompass. Her college plans are to go to ECU and major in Psychology and minor in Physical Education.

Of her being chosen for the HC court, she said, “I am so honored to be chosen by my classmates for this year’s Homecoming Court. It is so exciting to be a part of this with my best friends. There is nothing like a Cherryville (High School) Homecoming!”

Her friend and fellow senior, Ceniya Powell, also 17, is the daughter of Rhonda Powell Barnes. Her siblings are Cruyff “Quae” Fleurine and Mark Gadson (both former Ironmen athletes).

Ceniya’s school activities include Drama Club and Video Game Club, while her school sports include Lady Ironmen basketball, volleyball, and track. Ceniya noted she plans to attend Gardner-Webb University and major in accounting.

Regarding her being chosen for the HC Court, she said, “I thought this year would be the year I would sit back and watch. I guess I was wrong. I’m glad I was. I am so thankful to have this once-in-a-lifetime experience. This will be one for the books!”

Seventeen-year-old Briley Wright is the daughter of Brandon and Leslie Wright. Her sibling is Carson Wright, a graduate of CHS. Briley said she is a Teacher Cadet, and her sports activities include Lady Ironmen volleyball. She is also active in the Metalheads Club and FCA.

Briley’s college of choice is ECU, where she hopes to study to be an Ultrasound Tech.

Said Briley (about being chosen to be on the HC Court), “It is a huge honor and pleasure to be voted onto the Homecoming Court to represent the student body at CHS. It really means a lot!”

CHS’ Malia Emory, 17, is the daughter of Mark and Dawn Emory, and her brother, Jared is well-known to JCMS and CHS, both as a graduate and an Ironmen athlete. Malia counts Metalheads, Interact, Kindness as clubs she is active in, as well as being on the staff of the CHENOCA Yearbook. She is in the National Honor Society, the National Technical Honor Society, Beta Club, and

music falling somewhere between country, bluegrass, and southern rock and roll, reminiscent of acts like The Charlie Daniels Band and

mon. “Anytime we get to perform close to home is a bonus, and Patriots Park has a great amphitheater where folks in Cleveland County

show. The event will start with a cruise-in and pre-show at 5:00 pm, followed by the concert at 6:00 pm. Patriots Park is located at 220 South Railroad Avenue, Kings Mountain. As always, KM events are FREE! Upcoming events in-

• September 15th-October

8th, Liberty Mountain-The Revolutionary Drama-Joy

Performance Center

• October 28th, Adventure to Oz 6-9 pm-Patriots Park

• Oct. 31st, Great Pumpkin Parade 10 am-12 pm-City Hall

• Nov. 22nd, Christmas

Tree Lighting-Patriots Park

• December 2nd Christmas Kings Mountain Parade and Festival-Downtown Kings Mountain

For more information, contact the City of Kings Mountain's Marketing, Tourism, and Events Department at 704-730-2101.

The 2023 CHS Homecoming Court ladies sit on the front entrance steps of the high school. They are (down front): Malia Emory and Lila Grace Sermersheim. In back are: Ceniya Powell, Laila Davis, and Briley Wright.

attending a four-year university to major in nursing. “I’m honored to be chosen by my peers to represent our senior class,” she said.

Laila Davis, 19, is the daughter of Joe and Bethany Davis, and her siblings are Brianna Davis (CHS Class of 2020), and Krista Davis, a CHS junior.

Laila said she has been a Lady Ironmen softball player all four years at CHS, and has played JV and varsity volleyball, also all four years. For the past three years, she said she has played Lady Ironmen basketball.

Laila is on the yearbook staff and is in the FCA Club. As for college, she said, “After graduation, I plan to attend Gaston College and complete the Vet Tech Program.”

Davis wants to get an Associate of Applied Science twoyear degree then get a four-year degree in Veterinary Technology.

Of her being chosen for the HC Court, she said, “I feel honored and extremely humbled to be voted (onto) the 2023 Homecoming Court by my peers. I would like to thank them all for this exciting opportunity.”

As for their escorts, Ms. Davis is escorted by Tyler Blaylock; Ms. Emory is escorted by Nate Bookout; Ms. Powell is escorted by Logan “Judd” Ervin; Ms. Sermersheim is escorted by Bryson Sigmon; and Ms. Wright is escorted by Robbie Bowman.

The remaining students participating in the 2023 CHS Homecoming festivities are as follows:

Class Representatives (selected by their class to represent the class for Homecoming): Freshmen – Kate Mulvey and Kenan Fowler; Sophomore –Jenna Anthony and Gage Johnson; Junior – Messiah Johnson and Axel Baldwin; and Senior – Payton Cook and Chance Hunt.

Club Representatives are (as selected by their clubs to

Dugan and Mason Garland; Bible Club – Lauren Costner and Michael Griffin; Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) – Bailey Owens and Hunter Griffin; Metalheads/ Pep Club – Maddie Jenkins and Roy Powers; National Honor Society – Harleigh Williams and Liam Brenin; and Student Government – Faith McDowell and James Bell.

Coach Scott Jenkins graciously agreed to take a minute to pose with the 2023 CHS Homecoming Court ladies are (left to right) Ceniya Powell, Laila

And it’s this guy! The 2023 CHS Homecoming Court ladies were asked to pick their favorite teacher and they unanimously chose Ironmen assistant football coach, Coach Scott Jenkins. Coach Jenkins graciously agreed to take a minute to pose with the 2023 CHS Homecoming Court ladies are (left to right) Ceniya Powell, Laila Davis, Briley Wright, Lila Grace Sermersheim, and Malia Emory, and they took a minute to cut up with him. Who says school can’t be fun?

JCMS boys golf team roundup

On Friday, Sept. 15, 2023, JCMS boys golf coach William Skibo said his team played a Sept. 14 match at the Cherryville Golf and Country Club, against Belmont and Cramerton. Coach Skibo said team scores were: Cramerton, 178; Belmont, 191; and Chavis, 195. The medalist was Cramerton’s Tripp Stacey, with a 41.

Chavis’ scores were: Caiden Bowman, 45; Will Skibo, 46; Steven Bell, 52; and Trevor Dalton, 52.

Belmont’s scores were: Noah Ledford, 45; Harley Green, 46; Jackson Moore, 48; and Everett Stafford, 52.

Cramerton’s scores were: Tripp Stacey, 41; Coley Pruitt, 44; Samantha Munoz, 45; and Winsley Crotts, 48. the ball across the water hazard. (photo provided)

CHS Ironmen football lose at Shelby

The CHS Senior Football team participants, sponsors and their escorts are (these are the senior girls being sponsored by the senior football players) Participants listed first, followed by their sponsor and escort: Halle Jackson, Tyler Foley, and Talon Dalton; Alyssa Ibarra, Henry Gil, and Justin Johnson; Ebelin Gomez, Marlon Gomez, and Jared Varela; Makayla Hicks, Justin Houser, and Trevor McSwain; Taylor Digh, Caleb Hovis, and Davin Digh; Ava Miller, Hunter Jackson, and Braydon Reynolds; Kiley Perry, Cameron Lee, and Cooper Mauney; Miley Dalton, Shamyr Moss and Cole Kelly; Chloee Stroupe, Noah Hollingsworth, and Peyton Huffman; Abby Canipe, Christian Stepp, and Bryson Withers; and Krista Davis, Josh Ward, and Colton Robinson. The CHS Ironmen football team lost 56-0 to the Shelby Golden Lions last week.

The team is now 0-5 overall, and 0-1 in SPC 1A/2A play.

They play at home against the East Gaston Warriors in the 2023 Homecoming game on Friday, Sept. 22.

The game starts at 7:30 p.m.


From Page 9 Held at First United Methodist Church, Cherryville, NC May 11, 1973 – OPENING NIGHT of the First CLT Play ‘BAREFOOT IN THE PARK;’ East School Auditorium, Cherryville, NC First Patrons of CLT – ‘Barefoot in the Park’ – May 1973 – Mr. & Mrs. J.E. Costner, Jr.; Mrs. Ken Mayhue, Jr.; Mr. & Mrs. L.B. Doggett; Mr. & Mrs. J.L. Fraley; Mr. & Mrs. Woodrow Beam; Dr. & Mrs. M.E.

Agner; Mr. & Mrs. J.L. Beam,

Jr.; Mr. John David Kennedy;

Mr. & Mrs. Roland Ferguson;

Mr. & Mrs. Blaine Dellinger;

Mr. & Mrs. Bill Nail; Mr. & Mrs. Palmer Huffstetler; Mr. Ernest Carpenter; Mr. & Mrs.

D.R. Mauney, Jr.; Mr. & Mrs.

W.J. Allran, Jr.; Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Beam; and Mr. & Mrs. Charles Hammer.

February 15, 1978 –

First Meeting of the Incorporators of Cherryville Little Theatre, Inc.

First Directors of the Corporation - CLT, Incorporated – 1978 – Mike Rosenberg – President; Jack David Eaker – Vice President; Brenda Hinsley – Sec-

retary/Treasurer; R.T. Smith, Anne Warlick, Glenn Burgess, Jr., Rick Helms

October 16, 1978 – First Stated Annual Meeting of Cherryville Little Theatre, Incorporated

For more information about attending, participating, assisting, or sponsoring any Cherryville Little Theatre events, please go to Also, CLT can be found on FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, TIK TOK as ‘Cherryville Little Theatre,’ or send an email to the cherryvillelittletheatre@

DIRTY GRASS SOULTHE MAIN EVENT BAND Davis, Briley Wright, Lila Grace Sermersheim, and Malia Emory. (photos by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)
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