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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Five CHS ladies excited about 2021 Homecoming Court On Friday, Sept. 24, one will be crowned Homecoming Queen by outgoing 2020 Homecoming Court Queen, Riley Huffman by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

Cherryville Water Plant Director Patty Hall with the 2020 Area Wide Optimization Program, or AWOP, Award. This is the 11th year Cherryville has won the award, she said. (photo provided)

Hall, Water Plant receive recognition and honor by City and state It is Cherryville’s 11th year to win the prestigious award by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

Cherryville Water Plant Director Patty Hall and the City’s Water Plant and staff were recognized by City Council at last Monday night’s Sept. 13, regular session for receiving the 2020 Area Wide Opti-

mization Program’s award as being one of 64 drinking water plants so honored by the state. On Aug. 17, the N.C. Division of Water Resources notified the City that it has honored Cherryville, along with 63 other towns and their drinking water plants for “…surpassing federal and state drinking water standards in 2020.” In a media release f rom the North Carolina Department of Environmental See HONOR, Page 6

Emilie Pope, CHS instructor, said the 2021 Homecoming festivities, to be held on Friday, Sept. 24, with the Homecoming Parade and the crowning of the Homecoming Queen during half-time of the Sept. 24, football game between CHS and East Gaston, is a climax to Spirit Week. Five young ladies comprise the 2021 CHS Homecoming Court. They are Macy Bridges, Khya Brooks, RyleeGrace Burgis, Addie Eaker, and Skye Reed. Each submitted short “bios” about being chosen for the 2021 Homecoming Court. Macy Bridges, 18, is the daughter of Wendy Edmiston and Johnny Bridges and plans to go to Gaston College for two years to get an Associate of Arts degree in then transfer to double major in Elemen-

The 2021 CHS Homecoming Court ladies are (left to right): Skye Reed, Khya Brooks, Macy Bridges, Addie Eaker, and Rylee-Grace Burgis. (photo by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media) tary and Theatre Education. She is in the Marching Ironmen Band and Color Guard for four years as well as in the Drama Club for four years. Said Macy, “I have also been in the Cherry Leaves staff for the last three years since we have brought it back.” In her sophomore year Bridges was part of the leadership in the Band then in her senior year she was chosen to be a co-captain for the CHS

Color Guard. Macy said she also does competitive dance outside of school and has been dancing for 16 years. Macy noted she has been through all four of Cherryville’s schools, but did, for a while, go to Long Shoals Wesleyan Academy for two years before coming back. As for being on the Homecoming Court, Macy said, “It’s amazing knowing that my peers care for me enough

to have given me the honor to be part of it. This is a wonderful opportunity and I am so grateful to get to do it with four of my greatest friends.” Khya Brooks, 17, is the daughter of Lisa Collins and Apollo Brooks, and plans to go to Gaston College for two years then transfer to UNC – Charlotte for two years, majoring in Applied Behavior to become a Special Needs therapist. See HOMECOMING, Page 10

Council works through large agenda at last Monday night’s regular session by MICHAEL E. POWELL

Cherryville’s officials pleased with construction progress CITY OFFICIALS: These temporary disruptions are well worth the inconvenience by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

In a recent media release, Downtown Director David Day noted that much has been going on downtown in the way of construction and a little bit of traffic rerouting or delays. “For several weeks, citizens driving downtown have dodged multiple construction sites,” said Mr. Day, in the release. “But, according to city officials, these temporary disruptions are well worth the inconve-

nience.” “We’re really pleased so far with the progress,” said City Manager Jeff Cash. “We’re moving quickly to fulfill the promise we made to our citizens to revitalize our sewer and water and our downtown environs.” It is to be noted that while much of the work done on Main Street has now somewhat moved to the alleyway area behind some of the Main Street buildings, there is still much to be done. Said Mr. Day, “Our sewer system upgrades are nearly complete, and we’re nearly finished with the individual new hook-ups to the sewer.” Day continued, “These new hook-ups, as well as the bladder installed in the old piping, are slated to extend the life of the downtown area sewer for many more decades.” Also, according to Mr. Day, CaJenn Construction and Rehabilitation Services, See PROGRESS, Page 2


Cherryville City Council’s Monday, Sept. 13, meeting’s agenda was – at least according to the Mayor and City Manager – one of the largest, so far as topics to be covered, they have had in a while. In the 24 or so agenda itemized topics, Council took care of a couple of Planning and Zoning issues, recognized a number of City employees, adopted minutes from earlier meetings, recognized the World Series Dixie Girls Softball team, the Angels, revised the City’s COVID19 policy, read a couple of proclamations, and approved various listed agenda items. The Council immediately voted on and approved the minutes of previous meetings, after which, Mayor Beam’s comments on the City’s 20th 911 Remembrance Ceremony and CFD vehicle push-in event, in which he thanked Mayor Pro-Tem and Councilwoman Jill Parker-Puett for standing in for him, were made. There were no citizens to be heard so Council moved to recognize the 2021 Dixie Girls Angels All-Stars softball team and their coaches for winning the Dixie Girls World Series for their age

The 2021 Dixie Girls Angels All-Stars softball team and their coaches were recognized for winning the Dixie Girls World Series for their age group in South Carolina. They are Mary Ellis Upchurch, Chaslyn Montgomery, Darrah Beam, Zoe Culberson, Jenny Brown, Avery Beam, Blair Culberson, Katelin Huffman, Addy Morehead, Addison Pruett, Georgia Cruise, and coaches Matthew Anthony, Dustin Morehead, and Wes Culberson. (Not present when photo made was Haylee Lynch.) (photo by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media) group in South Carolina. The resolution noted the Angels were only one of three teams representing N.C. at the Moncks Corner, S.C., DGSB World Series in July of this year. The little ladies went 4-0 and won the double elimination tournament while playing teams from S.C., Georgia, and Florida, said Mayor Beam. Mayor Beam recognized with a proclamation, that the

week of Sept. 17-23, was Constitution Week. He presented the proclamation to representatives of the Tryon Resolves Chapter of the DAR. He asked the citizens of Cherryville to “…reaffirm the ideals of the Framers of the Constitution had in 1787 by vigilantly protecting the freedoms guaranteed to us through this guardian of our liberties, remembering that lost rights may never be re-

gained.” Then the Council recognized City employee Nelson “Ned” Yates for his five years of service to the City, followed by Fire Capt. Nathan Bowman being recognized for being the Western NC Association of Firefighter’s Fire Officer of the Year, which was presented to him by NCAFF President Todd McMurray. See COUNCIL, Page 3

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BESSEMER CITY – Michael “Mike” Leroy Pittillo, 68, of Mauney Rd., passed away Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. He was born Aug. 23, 1953, in Burke County, to the late Hoyt Lee Pittillo and the late Essie Jean Lee Pittillo-Clay. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Sam Pittillo, and a niece, Jessica Pittillo. Mike was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He enjoyed studying his Bible and volunteered at Jesus Servant Ministries of Cherryville. Mike was a ‘jack-of-all-trades’ and could fix anything. He also enjoyed helping people. If someone needed anything, he would help them. He definitely had a servant’s heart. Survivors include his brother, Steve Pittillo and wife Robyn; stepmother, Jean Pittillo; nephew, Chuck Pitillo; and niece, Samantha Davis. A Memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021 at Carpenter – Porter Funeral and Cremation Services with Rev. Randy Heffner officiating. He will be buried at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Black Mountain, N.C., at a later date. Memorials may be made to Jesus Servant Ministries, 108 North Mountain St., Cherryville, NC, 28021. Condolences may be made to Carpenter – Porter Funeral aånd Cremation Services is serving the family of Mr. Pittillo.

CHERRYVILLE – Jr. Lail, 82, of West Academy St., passed away Friday, Sept. 17, 2021 at his residence, surrounded by his family. He was born Cletus Sylvestus Lail, Jr., on Aug. 14, 1939 in Gaston County to the late Cletus Sylvestus Sr. and Leona Mae Reynolds Lail. Jr. was an avid hunter and fisherman. Many people in town enjoyed the frequent fish fry’s at his home. He loved his wife, children, and grandchildren. Jr. was an adopted “father” and “pawpaw” to many who knew him. He was survived by his loving wife of 63 years Carolyn Slaughter Lail; three children, Penny Orozco, Cramer Lail and wife Patricia, and Mary Jane Ehlers; brother, Bruce Lail; sister, Peggy Owens; eight (8) grandchildren, Keith Blanton, Star Kaylor, Brandy Burns, Carol Payne, Michelle Sherlin, Christopher Lail, Sarah Sigmon, and Cory Ehlers; 12 great-grandchildren: Michael Blanton, Emily Watts, Kyra Jane Kaylor, Kayleigh Mae Meredith, Mathew Meredith, Jr., Makayla Shippy, William Ellis, Zoey Conner, James Sherlin, Gabriel Sherlin, Hunter Lail, and Jacob Sigmon; and one great-greatgrandchild on the way. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Roy Lail; and five (5) sisters, Shirley Brittain, Mary Mauldin, Annie Rash, Faye Kirkpatrick, and Terry Slaughter. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021 at Carpenter – Porter Funeral and Cremation Services. Funeral services were held at 12 noon, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021 at the funeral home with Rev. Ricky Sigmon officiating. Interment followed at City Memorial Cemetery. Condolences may be made to Carpenter – Porter Funeral and Cremation Services served the family of Mr. Lail.

PROGRESS From Page 1 Inc. of Hoboken, Georgia, has been the contractor for the sewer project. “Cajenn has done a great job keeping disruptions to a minimum,” said Day, adding, “We expect the sewer to be completed in the next few weeks.” City officials say Sealand Contractors, which has local offices in Charlotte, will complete the water and streetscape project. “Sealand has already been hard at work laying pipe,” said Day, in the release. “Their next step is to finish the work in the alley behind the buildings on the north side of Main Street, which is going on right now. Then, they move to the area behind the buildings on the south side of downtown.” Day noted that once the water project is complete,

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Sealand will complete the streetscape project by late 2022. Both Mr. Cash and Mr. Day emphasized how cooperative citizens and merchants have been. “Everyone has been great,” said City Manager Cash. “I think everyone recognizes the great long-term benefits.” For questions or to get further information, Mr. Day said citizens can contact him at (704) 435-3451.

ARRESTS 9-4: Jason Scott Hannon, 24, 709 East Dr., Cherryville; one count each RDO and WSOJ. $30,000 secured bond. 9-8: Logan Dwayne Burnette, 29, 102 Guffy St., Cherryville; one count each concealment of goods and 2nd degree trespass. Released on a written promise. 9-9: William Greg Ellis, 42, 2113 Delview Rd., Cherryville, was arrested at 100 Allen Ln., by GCPD officers on one count of stolen property. 9-11: Kimberly Lynn Hamrick, 52, 204 Ramsey St., Cherryville; one count each felony possession of methamphetamine and possession of heroin, and one count misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. $8,500 unsecured bond. 9-14: Jason Scott Hannon, 24, 709 East Dr., Cherryville, was arrested at 425 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Gastonia, by GCSO deputies on one count of a warrant from another agency. INCIDENTS 9-2: Cherryville man reports call for service re: attended death of listed victim. Closed by exception. 9-3: Cherryville woman reports burglary/B&E by unknown suspect(s) who attempted to break into outbuilding. Case is active and under investigation. 9-4: Mount Holly woman reports larceny from motor vehicle by unknown subject who stole listed items from vehicle. Stolen items est. at $20/ wallet & currency, misc. cards, OL, Medicaid cards and other misc. cards, and #30 Cymbalta medication pills. Case is active and under further investigation. 9-4: CPD officer reports RDO and outstanding WSOJ after unnamed suspect fled on foot into field and woods. Closed/cleared by arrest. 9-8: Cherryville store reports concealment of goods and trespass of real property by listed suspect who concealed merchandise and being on the property after having been banned from same. Stolen: four (4) Red Bull Energy drinks (est. cost: $2). Closed/cleared by arrest. 9-8: Cherryville man and woman report call for service for disturbance over animal complaint. Case closed by other means. 9-9: CPD officer reports call for service/barring notice and WSOJ on listed suspect who was loitering on the property of at a Cherryville specialty store and who had an outstanding warrant. Closed/cleared by arrest. 9-10: Lincolnton man reports larceny after B&E and burglary/B&E by unknown suspect who broke into Cherryville building and stole listed collectible items. Est. total of stolen collectibles: $252.

9-11: CPD officer reports possession of methamphetamine; possession of heroin; and possession of drug paraphernalia by listed suspect who possessed same. Seized: 1 gram of methamphetamines; 0.25 grams of heroin; seven (7) pieces of tin foil; and one each of the following: glass pipe, straw, case, collector tin can, and cloth (est. value: $10). Closed/cleared by arrest. 9-16: GCPD officers report exceptionally closing/ clearing an “all other” incident at 313 Ridge Ave., Cherryville. WRECKS 8-8: A vehicle driven by Elizabeth Marie Romagosa, 60, 314 Lowry Ln., Apt. 10C, Cherryville, and a vehicle driven by Mary Jennings Green, 69, 312 Lowry Ln., Cherryville, in a parking lot on Lowry Lane, Cherryville, when the Romagosa vehicle backed into the Green vehicle which was pulling into the parking lot. No injuries reported. Est. damages to the Romagosa vehicle: $1,000; to the Green vehicle: $800. 8-12: A vehicle driven by Dennis Hans Raymond Paysour, 64, 130 Wolfe

Rd., Bessemer City, backed into a parked and unoccupied vehicle belonging to Travis Michael Bryant, 43, 1110 Westgate Dr., Cherryville, which was parked in a lot at 700 E. Academy Sy., Cherryville. No injuries reported. Est. damages to the Paysour vehicle: $100; to the Bryant vehicle: $500. 8-23: A vehicle driven by Valerie Nicole Baxter, 43, 177 18th St., NW, Hickory, was traveling west on White St., when she told the responding officer an unidentified tractor-trailer collided with them while they were stationary at the stop sigh at White and Church Streets. The tractor-trailer, described as having a silver in color tractor and a brown in color trailer, left the scene of the accident. No injuries were reported. Est. damages to the Baxter vehicle: $1,200. 8-27: An unidentified vehicle ran off the road to the right and collided w/two NCDOT road signs (one a “Jct. 150” sign; the other a “Stop Light Ahead” sign), then left the scene of the accident. No damage estimates reported. 8-29: A vehicle driven by Austynn Erik Wood, 21,

62 Duck Worth Dr., Brevard, NC, hit a tree on the property of Joey Willard Hamrick, no age given, 513 North Dr., Cherryville. No injuries reported and minor damage reported to the Wood vehicle. Responding officer indicated on his report Mr. Wood had no valid OL. 8-31: A vehicle driven by Zachary Evans Mosteller, 24, 703 Maple St., Cherryville, was traveling east on E. Main St., when it came off the road to the right and struck two trash cans and a mailbox. The vehicle did not stop and traveled two streets up (to Pine Ave.) before it came to its final resting place on Pine Ave., about 200 feet away from its original point of impact. Mr. Mosteller’s vehicle was not drivable and a tow truck was called at the owner’s request. No injuries were reported. Est. damages to the Mosteller vehicle: $3,000. Damages to a mailbox belonging to John Henry Evans, Jr., of Cherryville: $200; to two City of Cherryville trash cans: $300. Mr. Mosteller was cited for having no OL. 9-2: A vehicle driven by See POLICE, Page 6

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Coming up at your Cherryville Branch Library! by TRACI POLLITT Cherryville Library Branch Manager

Family Storytime – Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Teen Anime Club – Thursday, Oct. 14, at 4 p.m. Hooks, Needles & Thread – Friday, October 8, at 11 a.m. LEGO Club – 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month at 3:30 p.m. (Sept. 28, Oct. 12/26) Common Nutrition Myths of Diabetes – Friday, Oct. 15, at 10:30 a.m. Fall DIY for Adults – Thursday, Oct. 21, at 5 p.m. We are gearing up for Banned Books Week (Sept. 26 – Oct. 2)! This annual event celebrates the freedom to read, spotlighting current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. And yes, that IS still a thing! This year’s theme is “Books Unite Us. Censorship Divides Us”, and focuses on how books can help cross boundaries and build connections between readers, while censorship creates barriers. A challenge is an attempt to remove or restrict materials, based upon the objections of a person or group. A banning is the removal of those materials. Thankfully, in most cases, challenged items have remained available. This is due to the vigilant efforts of librarians, teachers, students, and other community members that object, speaking out for the freedom to read and read freely. Ms. Kim is creating a fantastic display that will be available to our patrons during this week-long observance. We highly encourage our com-

Banned Books Week (Sept. 26 – Oct. 2) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. It spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools.

City employee Nelson “Ned” Yates was recognized for his five years of service to the City. (photos by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

Fire Capt. Nathan Bowman (right) was recognized for being the Western NC Association of Firefighter’s Fire Officer of the Year, which was presented to him by NCAFF President Todd McMurray.

Here is a beautiful fall craft that participants can make. It is a fall/autumn tree from basic supplies of cardstock, poster board, and foil dots. Frames are NOT included, but these are certainly frame-worthy! (photo and graphic provided) munity to come and check it out! We were excited to be partnering with our friends at Gaston County Cooperative Extension... and then we had to cancel September’s program. Unfortunately, we need a minimum of eight (8) registrations to keep these events available and this month we had only

CITY MANAGER POSITION City Manager – Cherryville, NC, POP. 5,919. The City of Cherryville, located 35 miles NW of Charlotte, NC, seeks a City Manager, which is a visionary leader, strategic thinker, and creative problem solver. The ideal candidate will be a confident, results-driven municipal professional with a strong customer service focus and commitment to the community. It will be important for the individual to maintain an environment of credibility, integrity, and transparency and to foster positive and productive relationships with the Council, staff, and the community. The chosen candidate should be comfortable with the public nature of their position in the community. The City of Cherryville operates under the council-manager system of government. The City Council, made up of four council members and a mayor, appoints a city manager who serves as the city’s chief executive and administrative officer and enforces the laws as required by the city’s charter and statutory laws and regulations. The city has an annual operating budget of $13.6 million and 74 full-time employees. A bachelor’s or master’s degree in public administration or a related field from an accredited college or university is preferred. The selected candidate is preferred to have a minimum of five years’ experience in town/city administration or ten years of senior management experience. Salary is commensurate on experience and qualifications. Please submit application and resume to: Paige H. Green, Human Resource Director, RE: City Manager Applications, City of Cherryville, 116 S. Mountain Street, Cherryville, NC 28021. The City of Cherryville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Closing date for applications will be September 30, 2021. No applications will be accepted after October 7, 2021.

three. We are not giving up, though! Linda Minges will (hopefully) be here with some of GCCE’s dietetic interns to present “Common Nutrition Myths of Diabetes” on Friday, Oct. 15. The presenters will discuss the basics of healthy eating with diabetes, practical tips for better management, and how to separate misinformation from fact. Registration is required, and again, we must have at least eight (8) adults registered to host this program. You can go to the GCPL Calendar of Events to register or call us here at the branch. Speaking of registrations, we will begin taking those for our first in-person Adult DIY since December 2019! Ms. Cande has put together a beautiful fall craft as you can see in the photo. Participants will be making a fall/autumn tree from basic supplies of cardstock, poster board, and foil dots. Frames are NOT included, but these are certainly frame-worthy! Registration is available through the Calendar of Events, or you can call us. Our phone number is (704) 435-6767, and you are welcome to call us with any library-related questions, or you can drop 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. As always, stay safe and stay healthy!

Cherryville Financial Director Dixie Wall was recognized next and accepted her Public Power Rising Star Award from Mayor Beam and the City Council.

COUNCIL From Page 1 Mayor Beam and the Council then recognized The Cherryville Police Department and the Cherryville Fire Department for their Certificate of Safety Achievement Awards from the NCDOL. Captain Brian Doolittle accepted the CPD’s First Year Silver Award Certificate from Mayor Beam and Capt. Chris “Pudge” Cash accepted the CFD’s Ninth Consecutive Year Award, also from the NCDOL, from Mayor Beam. Cherryville Financial Director Dixie Wall was recognized next and accepted her Public Power Rising Star Award from Mayor Beam. Though originally hired as the Finance Director, Mayor Beam noted how Dixie “…quickly assumed the responsibility of Administrative Utility Director,” adding that she is, “a role model, a strong advocate of ‘hometown power’, and has improved the City’s electric system by implementing (the Advanced Metering Infra-

structure) technology that will be helpful for the citizens.” He noted how fortunate the City is to have someone like Dixie looking out for their interests. Dixie thanked everyone and said, “I can’t do what I do without the help of all the department heads, City Manager Jeff Cash, and the City staff.” Mr. Cash said, “Dixie is great at her job! She takes on multiple roles within the city. Her education and skill set are a blessing to our organization. She and her staff are very dedicated to serving our citizens at the highest levels! Our organization is fortunate to have Mrs. Wall as a department head. She is a great leader and innovator, always improving service deliver to our citizens!” Mayor Beam read a proclamation noting the week of Oct. 3-9, as Fire Prevention Week in Cherryville, with the slogan for Cherryville’s citizens to “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety.” He also proclaimed that same week as NC Public Power Week. Council then held Public Hearings on zon-

ing changes. These were brough to Council by P&Z Director Derrick Mackey. After some discussion, Council unanimously approved the zoning change and the amending of the text of a zoning ordinance for a Single Family Cluster to be used under a Special Use Permit. Council then recognized the City’s Water Treatment Plant and its Director, Patty Hall, for the AWOP Award. Cherryville is one of 64 NC cities to receive the award. Said Mayor Beam, “We are very proud of Patty and the Water Plant staff for making sure our City has clean water.” Council also approved a revised COVID-19 policy, approved ARPF (American Rescue Plan Funds) for a wastewater generator, and heard the updated information on insurance coverage for volunteers who work on City property, with the caveat that Council doesn’t have to vote just yet on this issue. The City Council’s work session will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 28, at the Fire Department’s training room at 5:30 p.m.

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TODAY’S QUOTE: Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same. –Ronald Reagan

Best. Costume. EVER! As I write this, – at least according to the calendar – we are rapidly approaching one of our favorite times of the year, Fall. We love this season mainly because of the cool changes that come about as much as for the changes in the foliage around us. God is painting the leaves around us with His paintbrush, showing us just how amazing His creation truly is! My wife and I have always been Fall kids; me being born in September and her in October, so I guess our love for the season is as much a product of our time of birth as anything. Now, don’t get me wrong, we dearly love us some warm sunshine, and lots of it, but a crisp, cool AND golden Fall day? Well, those are – in our book – very hard to beat!

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And Halloween? While we’re not all that keen on the spooks, “ghosties”, goblins and other ephemera and “arcana”, or the goofy supernatural “hoohah” some associate with the holiday, we still like the fact that any excuse to go out and score some really sweet (and I mean SWEET!) swag in the way of candy and other treats, is stellar by any stretch of the imagination. And, we are reason-

ably sure we aren’t alone in our love for Fall and all the associated holidays. We happen to know many in Cherryville and the surrounding towns like it too, and that includes the kids! (Sorry… a little humor there… VERY little, right?) We were out shopping the other day and noticed many stores had already put out their Halloween costumes ahead of the much-anticipated holiday. We saw the standard superhero costumes as well as every theme and variation on policeman, firefighter, military, astronaut, and other cartoon character or real-life personage that could be thought of (and more than a few we didn’t recognize), as well as enough plastic noses, eyes, pointy elf ears, scars, vampire and werewolf teeth and what-not put out on the aisles so anyone with

a fair hand at makeup could create his or her own creepy creature or denizen, right down to Frankenstein’s green skin and Dracula’s celebrated pointy ‘chompers’! Your kid wants to be a dog? No problem! They have that costume. What about matching Mom and daughter cat costumes? Hey, they have those too! The list is endless. We laughed like kids ourselves as we listened to the talk about who was going to be what and where the best candy could be found and in what neighborhood. But, I have to relate this one conversation I overheard as my wife walked on ahead, still chuckling over a little tyke who was throwing a fit over his “…needsing da dine-da-sower suit, mommy! I needs it! Puhleeez!” While that bargain-

ing was going on, two teenagers were giggling and talking about not liking anything they saw because nothing was really scary and it was “… all SOOO BOOORRINNGG!” (Sound familiar, parents of teens or former parents of teens?) Anyway, while talking about what a really scary costume would look like, one of them stopped talking, got this really strange look on her face and said, “I know! Wait! I know a REALLY SCARY monster we can both make and wear to our Halloween party, then out trick-or-treating!” By now, I had slowed down, pretending to look at something, when the same teen blurted out, “Let’s be COVID-19 viruses! You know, those spiky, germy-looking things you see on TV!” “Yeah!” said the other teen, who looked like it

was the greatest idea for a costume ever. “Yeah, I mean YEEAAAHHH! Best. Costume. EVER!” And off they went, chattering like magpies on speed, discussing who would make what and where they would get what they needed to make their pandemic-inspired outfits. As I thought more about it, and walked off trying to find my wife, I thought, “They’re probably right. It WILL be the Best. Costume. EVER, and certainly one of the scariest, if not THE scariest, at ANY party.” And to be honest, if they pull it off… it will be a killer costume! I mean, look at their role model, right? Have a great Fall (and a safe Halloween), y’all!

9-11 after 20 years… Worry rarely changes Never forget! I usually write national tragabout 9-11 before edy that would the anniversary of connect us the tragic day, but forever in our this year I have minds. chosen to write It was a litafter the day has tle after 9 a.m., passed. Everyon that beauwhere I watched tiful day when the televised my principal, observances this the late Mr. By Anne S. Haynes year I was very Terry Usery, impressed at the opened my way the United States also door and said to turn on the remembered that horrible television. He said we had nightmare. been attacked in New York Sitting in my living room City. I was so startled that I watching the relatives read barely remembered my telethe names of their lost loved vision had not been plugged ones and others took me in yet, but the librarian had back in time 20 years ago to it working in no time. We my Fourth Grade Classroom were able to see the second at Tryon Elementary School. tower being attacked by a It was a typical September second airplane. school day as the teachers Needless to say, we and students were busy sat there for several hours getting to know each other. absorbing the disaster until Before the day was over, we we were advised to turn the had been wrapped up in a televisions off. We were all

in shock. I answered the questions of my students to the best of my ability and admired them with the dignity and concern they showed over the catastrophe. This class and I had a bond that only exists when something out of the ordinary happens. In this case it was a national disaster. It certainly does not seem like it has been that 20 years have passed since 9-11. It’s difficult in my mind to believe that my students are about 30 years old and even more difficult to comprehend that our beloved principal, Mr. Usery, has gone to heaven. I am so proud of the way we vowed to never forget this tragedy, and we have kept this vow to this day. As many of the people said in the ceremony this morning, “God bless America”.

Academics shine a critical light on progressive Christians by LEWIS WAHA Guest columnist (Editor’s note: This article first appeared at ‘The Stream’.) Elites have long seen conservative Christians as intolerant and obsessed with politics. It’s a simple view that few have been able successfully to complicate into a more realistic picture. George Yancey and Ashlee Quosigk may have done so in their new book “One Faith No Longer: The Transformation of Christianity in Red and Blue America”. From sociological research data, they argue that progressive and conservative Christians are headed for a permanent split. Two different social identities

The authors contrast the social identities of two groups of Christians: progressive and conservative. Their method begins with discerning the values in each group’s “cultural toolkit,” then identifying goals that bring each group fulfillment. Descending from early 20th-century fundamentalists, they tell us, conservative Christians seek to preserve past church teachings. The authors describe this as expressing conservatives’ value of honoring “historical theology.” Progressive Christians descend from liberals of the same era. They judge by a “humanistic ethic of social justice.” And they are more consistently dug in on their politics than conservatives.

Islam evokes progressives’ passions The question the authors set out to answer was about the two groups’ opinions and feelings toward each other. They ran into a difficulty, though, in finding out. While conservatives aren’t shy about criticizing those in other religions, progressives wouldn’t say what they felt. They balk at labeling anyone, even themselves. So, the authors found a creative way around that – they interviewed both groups about a third group, Muslims. Their interviews showed that conservatives see Islam as a theology and reject it. Progressives see Islam as a culture and are open to learning from it. Conservative Christians blame Islamic terror attacks on the teach-

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Life presents challenges to us all and most of us understand worry. There are Glenn Mollette enough Guest Editorial ordeals along the way of life to cause each of us to worry our heads off. However, worry will never add another day to our lives. Worry will not smooth a wrinkle, dry a tear or eliminate disease and poverty. It will not keep someone from harm. Worry has never prevented bad news or bad things from happening. Worry rarely changes anything except to make us tense. This usually results in sleep loss, nausea, ulcers and chest pain. Who needs any of these? Worry often leads to stress and too much stress is never reported as being good for us. Of course, just daily living creates some stress for us all. We have appointments, jobs, deadlines, life goals and commitments. Within these there are expectations that bring about daily stress.

Deep down gnawing worry, fretting and fear doesn’t do us much good. When we are filled with worry and fear all the time it only makes our situation worse. Jesus said in Matthew 5:25 to not worry about the needs of this life. “For this reason, I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?” Yet, if we are honest, we’ve all worried about all the above and much more at different times in our lives. Let’s try to think more about caution and prevention and doing what we know to do. For example, take the COVID-19 vaccination. It’s free, and it might save your life and the lives of people you love. Why wouldn’t you do it? This is called prevention. You still might get sick but it might save your life. Your family loves you and needs you. Surely, you care enough about them to get this vaccination. I know people who hav-

en’t gotten the vaccination and I’m concerned. However, I’m encouraging them to go and get the shot. This is something I can do. I can talk to them, fuss and gripe. Lying awake all night worrying about it will not change anything. Eat right, exercise, take your vitamins, go to the doctor regularly and do what your doctor says to do. Worrying about your health, will not make you healthy. Stop worrying about money. Worrying about money will not make you richer. Go to work. Figure out some way to make a little if you are physically able. Don’t throw your money away. Look for ways to save some. After this, don’t sit around and worry, just be busy doing something and you won’t have time to worry. Eliminating worry is easier said than done. Pray, meditate, be physically and mentally active. Be creative and on the offense about whatever might be troubling you. Don’t take life sitting down. Tackle what you can and trust everything to God.

ings of Muhammad and the Koran. Progressives blame anything but Islam. Socially diverse conservatives, unwelcoming progressives? They found that progressive Christians hold conservatives in very low regard, calling them “narrow-minded” and “ignorant” about Islam. Ironically, it was conservatives, many of them, who in their interviews recited Koranic verses from memory. Progressives did not. That was one surprise for those who would label conservative believers as narrow-minded. Another emerged for those who think conservative Christians are more socially isolated than progressives. It’s actually the other way around.

Yancy and Quosigk found that Christians on the right are more “socially diverse” than those on the left. Their social circles are more likely to include Christians who disagree with them about Islam. By contrast, one progressive rejected partnering with conservatives on Muslim outreach: “I wouldn’t work with anyone that thought differently.” Christians on the left tend to label conservative views on sexuality and Islam as “phobias.” This stamps them as irrational, fearful and in need of a “cure.” The overall finding was that progressive Christians lack “openness” to those on the right, say the authors, and have an “unwelcoming and negative response” toward them. An obvious double stan-

dard All these findings put progressive Christians in a bad light – especially if unqualified tolerance is the standard of judgment. And since those on the left are known for advocating tolerance, these findings show them appearing as hypocrites. There’s more. Elites and those on the left count Christians as intolerant for basing their boundaries on theology. But they don’t mind when progressive Christians exclude others based on politics. What gives? We could suppose they believe politics should trump theology. But for Christians, that can’t be right. Human sinfulness puts

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Jesus has called us to join in the dance… “But to to dance. Now, what will because I know I compare this about myself, this genand have for quite eration? some time, I do It is like everything I can to children avoid dancing. sitting in In school I the marwould hang out REV. ZACK ketplace by the bleachers CHRISTY calling to and try to blend in one an- Pastor – Cherryville with the wall. In First United other, ‘We my adult life I can p l a y e d Methodist Church confidently say the flute that I have danced for you, with my wife, once at and you did not dance; our wedding and I’m we wailed, and you did pretty sure we cut the not mourn.’” – Matthew song short. 11:16-17 I’m not a dancer, but I’m not much of a perhaps you, dear reader, dancer; it takes too much are. But it’s not for me. I rhythm, too much movebring this up though bement, and too much concause Jesus does in this fidence to dance. I’m Scripture. It is right there just not gifted enough in verse 17. Jesus says

how can I describe this generation, “You know what y’all are like, you are like kids who refuse to dance even when the flute is being played.” Which I think you will agree with me is a very strange way to describe a group of people. Jesus uses some really strange comparisons in Scripture but this one takes the cake. What we read today was the tail end of a larger teaching section in the gospel of Matthew. Jesus is trying to break the people who have come out to hear His teaching away from their apathy. It seems that as many folks have come out to hear Jesus out of pure curiosity; Jesus has

invited them to join in to be a part of the movement of God. But most, it seems, would rather just watch the spectacle. They are there for the show, not to follow. So, Jesus says, “I came saying, let the party begin. Let the celebration commence, and instead of folks joyfully joining in, the people refused to put their party hats on, they refused to put those dancing shoes on, and they stood on the sidelines.” Jesus invites this crowd to a dance, no two ways about it, but they refuse to dance in the way that Jesus wants them to, many would rather criticize Him than join in. It seems the crowd

doesn’t want to dance with Jesus either. Jesus begins this teaching complaining that we won’t just loosen up, join the party, get in step with the dance. But it is hard to get in the rhythm of a dance, isn’t it? Especially one that you don’t really know. This is why Jesus invites us to follow Him along the narrow way. Jesus knows we can’t fully follow Him of our own accord; to walk the path of discipleship isn’t something that we just wake up one day and have it all figured out. No, it is a process; one that we get a bit better at each and every day. We learn new steps; we learn new rhythm, but it doesn’t happen instanta-

neously. Jesus calls us to dance with Him, and maybe those steps, maybe those movements seem odd, seem out of place at first, but just like getting caught up in a good song, with a good rhythm, before long you aren’t thinking about it, you are simply living it. You are free to dance, free to live how God has called you to. Brothers and sisters, Jesus has called us to join in the dance of salvation in Jesus Christ, I hope you will receive this gift for what it is. Maybe, just maybe, it is time to get on those dancing shoes, and to join Jesus in the dance.

Faith over Fear Cherryville Area You might be thinking how difficult it is to have faith when you have just received an alarming doctor’s report that has left you devastated. Maybe, you have a loved one that is addicted to drugs, and you have given up hope that they will recover. Perhaps, financial pressures are weighing you down. Unfortunately, DANYALE PATTERSON the list is endless of tormenting and pressing problems that trigger anxiety and fear. However, I have learned throughout the years how to strengthen my faith and weaken my fears. The Source of Faith In order to increase your faith, you have to go directly to the source of faith. The bible says that we must keep our eyes on Jesus. We can trust the teachings and power of Jesus because he understands mental, physical, and emotional anguish. He experienced unimaginable trials on the earth and can relate to our suffering and sorrows. Apostle Paul states in Hebrews 12:2 (AMP): “[looking away from all that will distract us and] focusing our eyes on Jesus, who is the Author and Perfecter of faith [the first incentive for our belief and the One who brings our faith to maturity], who for the joy [of accomplishing the goal] set before Him endured the cross, disregarding the shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God [revealing His deity, His authority, and the completion of His work]”. In addition, Jesus has provided us with overwhelming victory and supernatural tools to live triumphantly. In I Corinthians 15:57 (ESV), we see “But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” Starve Your Fears Looking to Jesus also means reading, learning, and studying scripture. God is not only a Spirit being, but he is also one with his word. To diligently seek the scriptures and ask the Holy Spirit to teach you truth is also spending intimate time with Christ. What better way to starve your fears than to fellowship with the Prince of Peace! In John 1:1 (NLT) he states, “In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God.” Remember whatever you feed will grow, but whatever you starve will die. In other words, making consistent, daily, quality time with God a priority will increase your faith and decrease your worries! PRAY THIS PRAYER: “Father what a privilege to be called a child of God. What an honor to be able to humbly but boldly come to the throne of grace to obtain mercy. How great it is to spend time with the Creator of the Universe, the Ancient of Days, the Eternal God, and Everlasting Father. Lord, I am amazed by you. Forgive me for allowing day to day life matters to take me away from enjoying your Presence and seeking your face. May I never forget that you are the reason I live, move, and have my very being. 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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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 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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SHINE From Page 4 limits on what politics, or just plain activism, can achieve. Yancey and Quosigk observe this as a strong belief for Christians on the right. But it’s absent among those on the left. Theology is upstream from truth and justice, or should be, at any rate. Sin and humans’ finite nature should make us humble about what we can know and the justice we can enact. Christians on the left seem not to recognize that limit. Humility, not hubris Jesus’ words apply to progressives no less than the rest of us: “Why do you

see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?” Many on the left imagine themselves as prophets forever speaking truth to right wing Christian power. They should remember that true biblical prophets speak infallibly, and progressives aren’t infallible. They, too, can be mistaken. They can dominate others and be intolerant – in spite of all their stated good intentions. Progressives may find the book’s conclusions surprising. That’s what happens when people have blind spots. Will they ignore it or listen? This is their chance to show how truly progressive they are: progressive enough to keep on learning – even about themselves.


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From Page 1 Quality, noted the NC Division of Water Resources honored the 64 water treatment plants, adding their Public Water Supply Section awarded the facilities the prestigious NC Area Wide Optimization Award, also known as “AWOP”, which is, as they noted, “…part of a state effort to enhance the performance of existing surface water treatment facilities.” The release further noted that in 2020, the state “…recognized 13 facilities with the ‘Gold Star’ honor, which is an award for systems that have received the NC Area Wide Optimization Award for 10 consecutive years.” Those systems are: Lincolnton, Marion, Newton, Kerr Lake Regional Water System, Weaverville-Ivy River, Waynesville-Allens Creek, Maggie Valley Sanitary District, Wilkesboro, Harnett County, Boone, Burnsville, Broad River Water Authority, and Cape Fear Public Utility-Wilmington-Sweeney. Medi spokesman Josh Kastrinsky noted in his media release that, “Awards are given each year to water systems that demonstrate outstanding turbidity removal, a key test of drinking water quality.” In addition to Cherryville winning their award, they are joined by the following cities, or entities, as 2020 AWOP award winners: Appalachian State University, Asheville-Mills River, Asheville-North Fork, Asheville-William DeBruhl, Blowing RockThomas G. McRary,

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Last week a rough one for the Lady Ironmen volleyball squads Varsity ladies currently 5-11 overall; 2-3 in conference play by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

Lady Ironmen volleyball head coach Leigh Kiser said it was a rough week for the ladies as they dropped a conference match to East Gaston’s Lady Warriors and a non-conference match to Forestview’s Lady Jags. At East Gaston Kiser said CHS “…got behind early and stayed behind” losing 3-0, by scores of 25-16, 25-13, and 25-14. Kiser said the ladies could never get a handle on the ball and it led to easy points for the Lady Warriors. For the Lady Ironmen, Rileigh Kiser had 16 assists and 8 digs, Terayha Bess and Addie Eaker chipped in 6 kills, and Taylor Digh had 6 digs, Kiser noted. Forestview’s Lady Jaguars came to Nixon Gym last Wednesday for a non-conference game and again the Lady Ironmen fell 3-0, by scores of 25-12,25-15, and 25-21. Said Coach Kiser, “We couldn’t get anything going early, but I am proud of how the squad didn’t give up and made the three sets a good game.” Terayha Bess and Addie Eaker again had 6 kills each, Taylor Digh had 10 digs to lead the defense, Kaitlyn Newsome had 6 digs, and Rileigh Kiser 16 assists, 6 digs, said Kiser. Kisrer said her JVs suffered the same defeats, losing both of their matches this

week as well. Said Kiser, “At East Gaston the JV ladies lost 25-11, and 25-13. Krista Davis and Briley Wright had three digs each. They again lost 25-7, and 25-9, to a strong Forestview JV squad. Briley Wright had three digs in the loss.” The varsity Lady Ironmen were at West Lincoln last Saturday for a midseason tournament taking on Chase, Hibritin, and West Lincoln. At this time, the varsity ladies were 5-8 overall; 2-3 in 1A/2A conference play, and the JV ladies were 1-11 overall. Kiser said her Cherryville spikers went on the road on Saturday, Sept. 18, for a volleyball midseason classic at West Lincoln, adding, “Even though the Lady Ironmen played in some tough matches, they ended the day going 0-3 in their matches” in this tournament. Kiser continued, “Up first was a really good Hibriten team. Our ladies were ready to go in the morning match and hung tough before losing 3-1, with scores being 25-18 (CHS), 25-21 (HHS), 26-24 (HHS), and 25-11 (HHS).” For CHS, Rileigh Kiser had 5 aces, 21 assists, and 15 digs. Terayha Bess had 10 kills, and Kiser, Katie Eaker, and Carson Reed had 3 blocks. Coach Kiser said it was a good test for her team and they had chances to win. In Match 2 the CHS ladies played against Chase for the third time this season, and just like the first two meetings, this one went five sets. Kiser said her team showed a lot of grit in com-

ing from behind to make it a match but lost in a heartbreaking fifth set. Scores were 25-10 (Chase), 25-19 (Chase), 25-23 (Chase), 26-24 (CHS), and 20-18 (Chase) in the final set. For the Lady Ironmen, Rileigh Kiser had 5 aces, 37 assists, 5 kills, and 11 digs. Addie Eaker had 12 kills and Terayha Bess had 17 kills, leading the offense. Taylor Digh chipped in 10 digs and Kaitlyn Newsome had 8 digs. Kiser said this match was “tight from the beginning” and her squad gave her everything they had. In the final matchup, the Lady Ironmen played rival West Lincoln for the third time this season, and just like the other two, the Lady Rebels came away with the victory. Scores were 25-20 (CHS), 25-15 (WL), 27-25 (WL), and 25-12 (WL). “Our ladies came out fast, hung in the middle and then ran out of steam to finish. It was a long day for sure. I’m proud of the way we hung in there,” said Coach Kiser. Leaders for the CHS ladies were Krista Davis (9 digs), Taylor Digh (11 digs), Rileigh Kiser (24 assists,11 digs), Skye Reed and Addie Eaker (6 kills each), and Terayha Bess (10 kills). The Lady Ironmen will be back in conference action at Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy and Burns HS next week. Currently, the varsity’s record is 5-11 overall; 2-3 in conference play. (Stats and information by Brian Kiser)

CHS varsity volleyball players Taylor Digh, Skye Reed and Rileigh Kiser in action at Nixon Gym against the visiting Forestview Lady Jags. (photos by MEP and Susan L. Powell/The Eagle/CF Media)

Lady Ironmen Terayha Bess send the ball back across the net at last week’s match against the Lady Jaguars of Forestview High School.

Lady Ironmen Rileigh Kiser gets airborne as she serves the ball at last week’s game against visiting Forestview.

CHS’ Addie Eaker (left) prepares to put the ball into play at the CHS/Forestview matchup last week at Nixon Gym as her teammates look on.

Shelby wins JV, Varsity games against CHS Ironmen Golden Lions more than the scrappy Cherryville teams can handle The short and not-sosweet aspects of last week’s CHS/Shelby gridiron matchups is this: Shelby won both of them; the JV and the Varsity games. The Ironmen teams both played with great heart and

grit but sometimes, even that just isn’t enough. In the JV game played last week at Rudisill Stadium, the JV Golden Lions romped all over the JV Ironmen scoring 49 points to the Ironmen’s zero points. The scoring for the Friday night, Sept. 17 varsity matchup at Shelby wasn’t much better as the larger Golden Lions team walloped the CHS men 63-21. Shelby’s

first quarter had them scoring 28 points to CHS’ 7; the second saw them score the Golden Lions score 21 points to the Ironmen’s 7; the third quarter they scored 14 unanswered points; and Cherryville scored 7 more in the fourth quarter to the Lions’ zero points. The Ironmen had 90 rushing yards off of 32 carries and they had 174 total yards in the air for a game total of

Katie Eaker gets in on the action at the net as she sends the ball back across to the Lady Jags of Forestview. 264 yards. In rushing, quarterback Miller carried the ball 13 times for a total of 25 yards; Cooper Sloan carried the ball 14 times for 25 yards; Gavin Cease carried the ball four times for 31 yards; and

Cherryville Sports Hall of Fame induction banquet is October 2 by MIKE POWELL Special to the Eagle

CHERRYVILLE – Tickets are now available for the Oct. 2, Cherryville Sports Hall of Fame induction banquet, which will honor 10 individuals and a team from Cherryville’s sports history. Priced at $10 each, tickets can be purchased from members of the hall of fame committee: Jerry Hudson, Scott Harrill, Mike Powell, Dennis Tate, Danny Eaker, Calvin Hastings, Larry Sipe, Bud Black, Al Graves, Floyd Wright, and Rocky Bennett. The 6 p.m. event will be held at the First Baptist

Church Christian Outreach Center, a venue that seats more than 300. Tickets may also be purchased at the door, and a meal is included with the induction ceremony. Terry Whisnant, Jr., one of the top scorers in North Carolina high school basketball history, and Thomas Bess, a three-sport standout, are among those voted in to the 2021 class by the committee. One team was chosen for induction – the 1985 Cherryville High boys basketball squad that won the N.C. 2A championship under the direction of the late David Watkins.

The organization, which has been inactive for more than a decade, met in March to regroup, elect officers, and set a new agenda. The Cherryville Sports Hall of Fame has not inducted any new members since 2009, according to records. Two inductees, recreation and youth sports activist Skeet Brackett, and Larry Boyles, an acclaimed amateur boxer in the 1950s and a member of the Carolinas Boxing Hall of Fame, will be honored posthumously. Cherryville boys’ basketball coach Scott Harrill earned a spot in the hall of fame in the same year in

which he became Gaston County’s career leader in coaching victories. Harrill’s career record at Cherryville stands at 384-170. Also named are former women’s basketball players Ebonee Johnson, Abbey Owens and Sonya Hoyle, along with Cameron Lovelace, a two-sport star in football and basketball, and Trentavious Friday, a track star who holds three state records and a national record in sprint events. To purchase tickets or get more information, call Mike Powell at (704) 472-9889, or Jerry “Fatty” Hudson at (704) 460-4855.

Mason Grindstaff carried the ball once for a total of nine yards. In the air, on a trick play, Landon Hahn

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LOOKING FOR 1961 CLASS PHOTO. For Compact High School, Kings Mountain, NC. (240) 422-1907

GOOD SAMARITAN NEEDED ASAP. To assist disabled lady with small home repairs. Tools and Materials furnished. $10 hour. 704-974-5706.

HALLOWEEN /CHRISTMAS Decor, Toys, Gifts and clothing at 70%-90% OFF original retail. SIDE DOOR SALE. Oct 2nd 9am-5pm. CASH ONLY. Next to Mighty Dollar Forest City. 132 Commercial Drive, Forest City.

NOW HIRING FOR TEACHERS. CONNECTED KIDS CDC. Call Mandy or Erica. 704-487-5792. NOW HIRING FOR TEACHERS. Berryland Clubhouse Inc. Blom@BLC. Ask for Tina Pettis. 704-313-7019. NEED A LABORER at Auto Parts U Pull & Scrap Metal of SHELBY. Must have a valid driver license. Apply in person at 1025 County Home Road, Shelby, NC. 28152. 704-4724666.

LOCK ‘N’ ROLL STORAGE. “ALL NEW” 10’x10’ and 10’x15’ Storage Units Available. Self Store Dawn til Dusk. Secure and Convenient! Located at 1002 Polkville Rd., (Hwy 226 N.) Shelby. Located next to 5 Star Auto Sales. or Call (704) 484-4112

FULL TIME EXPERIENCED AUTOMOTIVE MECHANIC. Apply In Person at 1900 Elizabeth Ave., Shelby, NC (704) 482-0441 ONE ON ONE CARE is hiring for all shifts. Full/parttime hours available. Group homes are 6 beds or less. CNA/Nursing assistant jobs available but not required. No exp. necessary, all trainings included. Please apply in person at 203 Lee St., Shelby. FULL TIME MAINTENANCE MAN NEEDED. Maintain rental properties. Must have valid NC Drivers license. Pay depends on experience. (704) 473-4299

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES NEW LOCAL ONLINE MALLS FREE entry this weeks for the first 50. Privacy protected. Your email address will not be shared.

LOCAL MID-DAY DOG WALKER NEEDED. 2 Dogs. One 14. One is 2. Need a midday outing in the yard. 15 to 30 minutes. Monday through Friday. Alternating Saturdays. $40.00 per week Kings Mountain 28086 (845) 541-2412 howardchristine.68@gmail. com


ANTIQUE TRACTOR SHOW. Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021. At T&H EQUIPMENT located at 1721 South Post Rd., Shelby NC. “FREE Admission” Tractors Welcomed! Call Hal at 704300-3071, TJ at 704-477-1561 or Neal at 704-481-5800. SIDE DOOR SALE RETURNS. Oct. 2nd. 70%-90% off original retail. Beside Mighty Dollar, 132 Commercial Drive Forest City.

COINS * COINS * COINS. We Buy & Sell Coins. “Coin Collector Supplies.” JAKE’S KNIVES & COLLECTIBLES. 1008 South Lafayette Street, Shelby. Call 704-600-6996 (980) 295-5568 ALL WELCOME. North Carolina State Good Sam Rally Fall Festival Oct 28 thru 31st. Located at Tom Johnsons Campers, 1885 US-70 Marion, NC 28752 call 1/800225-7802 or 828-724-4105 To Register. Cost $20.00. Door Prizes, Live Music, Bingo, Crafts, Food Trucks, Dog Show, Much More.

REUNIONS MCMURRY REUNION. Will be held Sept 26, 1pm. at Polkville Baptist Family Life Center. Hope to see you’ll there. THE GOODE FAMILY REUNION. The Goode Family of Laurel Hill, NC celebrated it’s first family reunion September 4th 2021. goodefamilync@

BRADFORD PEAR TREES REMOVAL. Whole tree or limbs. FREE Estimates. 828395-0758. 24 HOUR MOBILE MECHANIC. I will come to you to repair any car, lawnmower or tractor. Honest & reliable. (704) 300-2332 FURNITURE REPAIR Hayden Lafon Furniture Repair Offering All Types of Furniture Repair In-Home Repairs, Re - Upholstery and More Free Estimates Call 910-386-2499

BUSINESS SERVICES SHIPMAN’S MASONRY- 48 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Brick, Block & Stone, Outside Fireplaces, Foundations, Underpinnings. “Free Estimates”. 1st Quality Work! (863) 5321587 JIM’S PAINTING SERVICE. Exterior painting only. Free estimates. You will be pleased with our work. We have references. 828-287-9272, 828429-7511 HANDYMAN SERVICES. NOW IS THE TIME for all your pressure washing needs. Offering: mulching, trees and bushes trimmed, clean flower beds, minor repairs, decks stained & restored. Any Handyman Services. No Job too Big or Small! References available. We will show up and do the job. Call us first, 704692-4449. CLEVELAND COUNTY GARAGE DOORS. Summer Tune-up Special, $59.95. We will check all your equipment lube, make sure it’s working correctly. We repair broken doors. Also offering new installations. 704-477-9119 or 704-472-9367. PAINTING SERVICES. Over 25 years experience, affordable prices. Professional results. References available. Free estimates. Charles, or leave message. (704) 4358062. RETIRED GENERAL CONTRACTOR AVAILABLE for small job repairs and fixes. Deck repair a specialty. Rutherford/Cleveland County areas. Bob, 828-476-6058. IT’S TIME TO TRIM CREPE MYRTLE TREES. Spreading Mulch or Gravel, minor chainsaw work and storm clean-up. I can do many of your outside chores with over 15 years experience all over Cleveland County and stretching to the Forest City area. Nice, honest, dependable, clean, drugfree, he’s an all around great guy and handyman, so call Rob today and see what I can help you with. 980-295-0750. TRIPLE D PAINTING, LLC. All your painting needs. Free estimates. Over 25 yrs experience! Framing, facial boards and much more wood work available! Making your home, building or business look new again. (704) 418-5736

AUCTIONS PATTERSON SPRINGS STORAGE AUCTION PUBLIC SALE. 1:00PM Oct 1st. Patterson Springs Storage, 1826 Creek Ridge Rd., Shelby NC. Contents of Units: #33 Cooke, #15 McKnight, #26/30 Ross, For Non-Payment/ Lease Violation of Storage Rent. (704) 473-7358



HALLOWEEN /CHRISTMAS Decor, Toys, Gifts and clothing at 70%-90% OFF original retail. SIDE DOOR SALE. Oct 2nd 9am-5pm. CASH ONLY. Next to Mighty Dollar Forest City. 132 Commercial Drive, Forest City.

WOMENS CLOTHING. Lots of Womens Clothing Sizes 12,18,20. Dresses, Tops, Pocket Books, Pants with jackets. Real Nice Clothing 828-287-0982


FRIDGIDARE WINDOW AIR CONDITIONER. Good clean 15,000 BTU. Do not need. Asking $80 (704) 419-3862 TWIN BEDS, DESK, BOOKCASE, night stand, mattress, comforters, and linens (706) 318-1654 BOAT MOTOR TRAILER/ BIRD CAGE/ AQUARIUM/ RABBIT CAGE. Boat, motor, trailer $1500. Large bird cage $50. Aquarium/stand 50gl $100. Rabbit cage $40. Text for photos. (704) 600-5596 CEMETERY SPACES AND MERCHANDISE CREDIT. 4 Spaces and $1600.00 of merchandise credit at Cleveland Memorial Park in Shelby NC at great location on grounds. $2500 or BO (617) 997-6248 PURE RAW LOCAL HONEY. $18 per quart, $10 per pint. Produced in Rutherford County. Call or text Jackson Corbin, 828-980-1823. EZ-GO GAS GOLF CART. Needs repair, $800 Troy-Bilt push mower with grass catcher, $100. (704) 477-6458 FOR SALE 3x5 Welding Table. South Bend Commercial Lathe, 2 Large Steel Racks, 1 Small Rack. Call 828-7554273 Leave Message HIS & HERS BIKE SET. 26” Huffy Monaco Bicycles. $100 set. (704) 560-6602 1994 CHEVROLET SILVERADO TRUCK. 2 wheel drive, good running condition, $4,200 Also, 2 riding lawn mowers. Both need a little work. $80 for both. 704-4765112. ADJUSTABLE TWIN BED. HOSPITAL STYLE ADJUSTABLE BED WITH 2 HALF RAILS, EXCELLENT CONDITION ! (704) 4826582 WHEELCHAIR AND ROLLATOR WALKER. Both are large size for a large adult. Both are in excellent condition. $100 each or best offer. (704) 482-6582 1917 DRESSER in excellent condition. Best Offer! Call: 704-466-8741. SO CLEAN 2 CPAP SANITIZER $375 Clean and sanitize your CPAP mask, tubing and equipment easily and often, especially while Covid is a threat. New and sealed in box. Did not need after purchasing from HSA. (704) 472-5871

CLEVELAND COUNTY COLLEGE MANOR COMMUNITY YARD SALE. Sat., Sept. 25th, 7 am-Until. Something for everyone. Come and see. 101 East College Manor Drive, Shelby, NC 28152 GASTON COUNTY MOVING SALE. EVERYTHING MUST GO. Sat., Sept. 25th, 2021 from 07:00 AM 12:00 PM, Indoor/Outdoor Furniture, womens clothes, kitchenware, dishes, books, Christmas, household, electronics, tools, DR suite, yard tools; 23 Bowen Drive, Belmont, NC 28012 MECKLENBURG COUNTY PINEVILLE FALL YARD SALE. Sat., Sept. 25th, 2021 from 7am - 12pm. 18 + Families under the Large Shelter at Lake Park. Clothes, Toys, Household Items and more! Pineville Parks & Rec. 704-889-2400 Pineville, NC 28134 (704) 889-2400

NEEDING A PARTS SALESPERSON. Auto Parts U Pull & Scrap Metal of Lincolnton. Apply in person 851 Car Farm, Lincolnton, NC. 704-735-5085

4TH ANNUAL BARN SALE. Sat., Sept. 25, 9AM-3PM. Household items. Proceeds help support local charities. 1706 Grassy Knob Road, Rutherfordton, NC 28139

NOW HIRING Roofing Laborer. Call 704-477-0516.


LOCK ‘N’ ROLL STORAGE. “ALL NEW” 10’x10’ and 10’x15’ Storage Units Available. Self Store Dawn til Dusk. Secure and Convenient! Located at 1002 Polkville Rd., (Hwy 226 N.) Shelby. Located next to 5 Star Auto Sales. For Info Call (704) 484-4112

UNIQUE ANTIQUE STATION: Farm House Decor, Antiques, Collectibles, Vintage Toys, Jewelry and MORE. Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-4pm. 985 US 74 Business Hwy., Ellenboro. Find us on FB. 828-382-0075.

ALL METAL GARAGES. Big Discounts! Zero down. Call for more details. 828-382-0455. REFRIGERATORS, STOVES, WASHERS, DRYERS. Discount Prices. 1205 Earl Road, Shelby NC. (704) 487-4443 NEW CANNING JARS with Lids & Seals. $17.67 per case. Call 828-287-3272. ACEPHATE FIRE ANT KILLER. Works great! $12.99. Call 828-287-3272. FIREWOOD FOR SALE. Long wheelbase load, Full loaded. $70.00/load. Delivered. 864-492-4793 or 803627-9408. KILL ALL YOUR WEEDS! Ranger Pro 2.5 gallon. $44.00. 828-287-3272. HAVE A STORAGE BUILDING NOT USING, OUTGROWN IT? Sell it, trade in for new bigger one. We take trades, we buy used buildings. Must be factory built, able to move. J. Johnson Sales INC. 828-245-5895. DEER CORN. SHELLED, 50lbs, $10.05. 828-287-3272. HAVE A TRAILER NOT USING? SELL IT! J. Johnson Sales INC. Buy, Sale, Trade trailers. Must have title. Call 828-245-5895. CARPORTS, GARAGES, BUILDINGS, RV, BOAT COVERS IN STOCK. Areas largest on site display. Best selection, quality price. J. Johnson Sales, Inc. 2690 Hwy. 221S., Forest City. 828-245-5895. FLAG POLES, FLAGS IN STOCK. Pickup or we deliver and install available. J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City. Call 828-245-5895. RIDING/PUSH MOWERS, GARDEN TILLERS, GOKARTS, MINI-BIKES. Ready to mow. All in excellent condition. Can deliver, 30+ years experience in repair work. 828-980-0853, 704-4769383. 16X40 OR TWO STORY BUILDINGS BUILT ON SITE. 1 DAY INSTALL. J. Johnson Sales INC. 828-245-5895. HORSE QUALITY HAY. Square and round bales, also 3x3x8’ bales. Call (704) 4876855 UTILITY BUILDINGS, STORAGE BUILDINGS. Steel, Wood, Vinyl. Some fully insulated, 1 to 2 day delivery if buy from stock. Cash or low down payment with monthly payments. No credit ok. J. Johnson Sales INC. 828-2455895.

GIFT FOR ANYONE. offers a great gift you can give to anyone and it will be remembered forever! YARD EQUIPMENT SALE. IH Cub Cadet with loader with duel wheels. Rollover box blade. Yard vac trailer, horse drag pan, syrup cane mills. After 5pm. (704) 931-0335 4WHEELER TIRES FOR SALE. Used Good Condition. Never been Punctured. Two 25x8x12.Two 25x10x12. $45.00 Pictures Available. 704-418-5779 (704) 418-5779

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

NEED TO SELL YOUR HOUSE? I PURCHASE UNWANTED RENTAL PROPERTY AND/OR STARTER HOMES. MUST BE PRICED TO SELL! “QUICK CLOSINGS”! Call 704-472-0006. CASH FOR YOUR CAR running or not, title or no title. Call Charles Dellinger at Red Road Towing. 704692-6767, (704) 487-0228 I PAY CASH FOR DIABETIC TEST STRIPS. Up to $10 per 100ct. Must be Unused, Unexpired. I’m local and pay fast. (828) 577-4197 WANT TO BUY. ATV’s, PopUp Campers and Small Travel Trailers. Call 828-429-3935. WANT TO BUY: STAMP COLLECTIONS and accumulations of same. Call 828652-9425 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) 6921006

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) 4732573 wmeyers@carolina.

FARM & GARDEN NEW SOUTHERN 5 FT. BUSH HOG. $1,250. 828-2873272.

PETS & LIVESTOCK GERMAN MALINOIS (SHEPINOIS) PUPPIES. Born 6/18/21. 2 boys left. Second round of shots, wormed and started on heartworm prevention. Will get third round of shots this weekend. Tan pup will be a big solid dog like his dad. Darker pup is the only one with his dad’s amber eyes. Absolutely stunning. shadowdancer@mochamail. com 5 SAUSAGE HOGS. Weigh about 800-900 lbs. 2 or 3 weigh about 500 lbs. Have to look at them for prices. 40 cases used, clean Mason jars, $4 case. 10 Chihuahua puppies. $100 each. 6 wks old. Need to find homes. (704) 308-4721

6X10 & 6X12 DUMP TRAILERS In STOCK. (5 Ton) contact J. Johnson Sales, Inc., Forest City. (828) 245-5895

FRENCH BULLDOG FOR SALE. Male, 10 weeks old, Black, AKC papers, $1,800. 704-538-7784.

7 TON & 5 TON EQUIPMENT TRAILERS. In Stock! contact J. Johnson Sales, Inc., Forest City. (828) 245-5895

LAYING HENS FOR SALE. $10 each. Call (509) 432-4914

PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS with Scratch Pads! Press Room Printing. 704482-2243. (704) 538-5788



IN NEED OF A ROLLBACK DRIVER. Auto Parts U Pull & Scrap Metal of Shelby, Must have experience and a good driving record. Apply in person at 1025 County Home Road, Shelby, NC (704) 4724666


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

Deadline: Friday at 12:00 Noon

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

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

“COVETED VETERANS CIRCLE” In Gaston Memorial Park. Three Burial Plots For Sale. Will Sell Together or Individually. Price Negotiable. (919) 272-5503 PROPANE GRILL TANKS RE-FILLED. Only $10.99. Call 828-287-3272. 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

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

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 GOLDEN DODDLE 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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PETS & LIVESTOCK GUINEA CHICKS, $5; BANTAM BABIES, $3; Quail, 3 to 4 weeks old, hatching eggs, 50% guaranteed hatch. (704) 476-9943

FREE TO GOOD HOME. Small mixed breed dogs, 2 males, 4 females. All neutered. 704-681-2215, (980) 448-8402 DOG KENNELS. 7x7, 5x10, 10x10, 10x20, 20x20 tops, split kennels. Pickup or we deliver and install available. J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City. 828-245-5895.

2008 CHEVROLET EQUINOX. Bad engine, Body & Parts good! Rebuilt transmission (Under Warranty). Good tires and battery. 160,000 miles, $1600. (704) 473-9254

HEDGEHOGS AND SUGAR GLIDERS HOME. Male and female are available for both babies contact us if interested and for more info (915) 201-5269

2007 BUICK LACROSSE. V-6, 3.8 All Pwr, local Forest City car, 160k miles, $4800, call 828-980-8461 (828) 9808461 mjohnson2837@gmail. com

CARS & TRUCKS 2007 FORD F-150 4WD. No mechanical problems, new brakes, 143k miles. $8500. (704) 616-5522 2001 GMC SONOMA Truck. Is in good condition, but needs an engine. $500.00 as is. 704-477-3460.

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) 6926248





1 BEDROOM APARTMENT. Excellent location in Shelby. Hardwood floors, not HAP eligible, No pets, No Smoking. Heat & water included in $550 month. (704) 487-5480 1993 WINNEBAGO WARRIOR 21 ft. Class C, 3.0L EFI engine, sleep 6, runs great, info at, non smoker. $2000 contact (704) 4983584

2015 GMC YUKON XL DENALI, 4x4, Pearl White, 94,000 miles, Leather, Sunroof, 20” Alloys, Heated & Cooled Seats, $37,500. “Top of the Line!” Call (704) 4820441


2004 HONDA CIVIC power windows, sunroof, ice cold A/C. $1200.00. 704-4724368.

2 MALTESE DOGS. Male & female. $1000. Also 6” stove pipes, $10 each. (704) 5383809 3 FEMALE GERMAN SHEPHERDS. Date of birth 4/12/21. (704) 466-2325


Deadline: Friday at 12:00 Noon

VACATIONS OCEAN LAKES MYRTLE BEACH. Cottage N34. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, den, kitchen, dining, covered deck, near country store. Call Dorcas, 803-718-2659. OCEAN LAKES BEACH HOUSE. For rent, 2 bedroom 2 bath with sleeper sofa, WiFi, golf cart inc. Summer & Fall availability. Halloween weekend open. 704-473-1494.


QUALITY, COMFORTABLE, 55+ COMMUNITY Residences at Humboldt Park - 715 Dellinger Rd Shelby. Refreshed unit available now! Welcome home to Residences at Humboldt Park. We are a 55+ apt community located in Shelby just off Dellinger Rd. Under new management, the community features on site amenities and a quiet, peaceful, park like atmosphere. Our refreshed units offer the highest quality of modern living. Humboldt Partners provides safe, clean, quality, affordable housing to our residents and communities. Be at Home, in a Humboldt home. Call Property Management Corp today or come by for a tour. Shelby, NC 28152 (704) 705-4533

FOR RENT CLEVELAND COUNTY 2&3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Nice and clean, water furnished. Oak Grove Community, Kings Mtn. Call or text, 704-739-0259. PRIVATE RV/MOBILE HOME hookup. Text to 336-4143618 for more information.

MOBILE HOMES & APARTMENTS. In Kings Mountain. Price starting at $100 per week. Call (704) 739-4417 FOR LEASE - OFFICE SPACE. Over 800 s.f. Break room included. $1250 per month. 112 E. Dixon Blvd. Suite 2, Shelby, NC 28152. (704) 923-1698 MOVE IN SPECIAL. 2 & 3 Bedroom, deposit required. $195 weekly rates. Includes power and water. NO PETS. Visit us online at Oakwood Rentals, Shelby. Call (704) 473-4299 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. LIONS SENIOR VILLAGE has 1 bedroom HUD subsidized apartments for low income seniors. Taking applications. Age 62 or older. Equal Housing Opportunity. 211 North Morgan Street, (704) 482-7723 2 OR 3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. For rent in Shelby & Grover. $600-$750. Call (828) 234-8147

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 LINCOLN COUNTY 2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH. Unit 2, Rent $550, Deposit $550, Application Fee $25. 1327 Rustic Trail, Lincolnton, NC. 704-472-3100, (704) 4724666 RUTHERFORD COUNTY 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH, secluded 1 acre lot. No pets. First, last, security. 55 & older. Background check. Shiloh area. 828-429-9831. ICC AREA Small efficiency apartment. Includes electric, water, sewer and garbage. $450 plus deposit and references. 828-248-1776. 2 & 3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Small private park between Spindale and Forest City. Starting at $500 per month. 828-382-0475.

Cooper vetoes bills targeting public school indoctrination, rioting by MITCH KOKAI Carolina Journal Gov. Roy Cooper has pulled out his veto s t a m p again to reject bills dealing with pub- Gov. Cooper lic school indoctrination and penalties for rioting. Cooper now has vetoed 10 bills this year and 63 bills since becoming governor in 2017. House Bill 324, Ensuring Dignity and Nondiscrimination in Schools, was designed to prevent schools from forcing students to adopt certain controversial beliefs. Supporters and opponents alike linked some of those beliefs to the contro-

versial Critical Race Theory. “The legislature should be focused on supporting teachers, helping students recover lost learning, and investing in our public schools,” Cooper said in his veto message. “Instead, this bill pushes calculated, conspiracy-laden politics into public education.” Senate leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, led the push for the final version of H.B. 324. “It’s perplexing

that Gov. Cooper would veto a bill that affirms the public school system’s role to teach students the full truth about our state’s sometimes ugly past,” Berger said in a prepared statement. “His invented excuse is so plainly refuted by the text of the bill that I question whether he even read it.” “More broadly, Democrats’ choice to oppose a bill saying schools can’t force kids to believe one race is

superior to another really shows how far off the rails the mainstream Democratic Party has gone,” Berger added. The idea that members of one race or sex are superior to another is one of 13 concepts targeted in H.B. 324. The bill would ban schools from promoting those concepts, with “promotion” defined as forcing students or staff to endorse those concepts. House Bill 805, Prevent Rioting and Civil Disorder, aimed to step up penalties for people who commit violent acts during protests. “People who commit crimes during riots and at other times should be prosecuted and our laws provide for that, but this legislation is unnecessary and is intended to intimidate and deter people from exercising their constitutional rights to

peacefully protest,” Cooper said in his veto message. Berger’s counterpart in the state House, Speaker Tim Moore, R-Cleveland, led the push for H.B. 805. His support for the measure included a rare speech from the floor of the House chamber. Both vetoed bills passed on party-line votes. The Senate approved H.B. 324 with a 25-17 vote, while the House approved it, 61-41. Every “yes” vote came from a Republican, every “no” vote from a Democrat. The Senate approved H.B. 805 with a 25-19 vote, while the House approved it, 63-41. Two House Democrats joined Republicans to support the measure. Every Senate Democrat voted no. Republicans don’t have enough votes in either the House or Senate to override one of Cooper's vetos by

themselves. If every member of the legislative chamber is present and voting, Republicans need support from three House Democrats and two Democratic senators to meet a three-fifths, or 60 percent, threshold. That’s the minimum support needed to overcome the governor's objections. State legislators haven’t voted successfully to override a Cooper veto since December 2018. Cooper has issued 35 vetoes since 2019 after Republicans lost veto-proof supermajority control of the state House and Senate in the 2018 elections. So far, Republican lawmakers have not secured enough Democratic support to set aside any vetoes from the past three years. Along with the two vetoes, Cooper also signed nine bills into law Friday.

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CHS Cross Country runners Landrie Wofford and James Bell in action at Tuesday, Sept. 14 County meet held at Forestview High School. The team also had a match Wednesday, Sept. 22, at Bessemer City’s Tryon Park. They will be at the Shelby Invitational on Tuesday, Sept. 28. (photos provided)

SHELBY From Page 7 in the first quarter. Kicker Henry Gil’s PAT was good and the Lions were actually briefly tied at 7-all then. Hahn also caught a 14-yard pass; Sloan caught two passes for 109 yards; Cease caught a pass for nine yards; Tobias Miller caught a pass for 15 yards; and JD Dattoli caught a pass for 27 yards. All of Gil’s PATs were good.

Quarterback Chase Miller completed five of his nine passes for a total of 94 yards on the night, the other completed pass coming from Landon Hahn to Sloan. The Ironmen will next play a conference game on Sept. 24, against new conference member, the Warriors of East Gaston. That game will also be the 2021 Homecoming game and will be at Rudisill Stadium and will start at 7:30 p.m. (Additional stats and information by Danny Eaker)

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Standing below the new CHS electronic sign are members of the 2021 CHS Homecoming Court Khya Brooks, Macy Bridges, Rylee-Grace Burgis, Addie Eaker, and Skye Reed. (photos by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)


Khya is in the Kindness Club, Interact, and the Metalheads (Pep Club), all for a number of years since she has been at CHS, and is a varsity cheerleader (7time State Champion). “I went to Tryon Elementary in pre-K and kindergarten then I moved to Cherryville for first grade,” she said, and has been in the Cherryville school system since. For Khya, being on the Homecoming Court is a great honor, as it is for all of the CHS ladies. “It means a lot to me that I was voted by my class to be on the Homecoming Court!” she said, adding, “It’s truly an honor and I’m so excited to dress up and have the best night of my life! I’m also excited to represent my school and be a part of this awesome tradition.” Rylee-Grace Burgis, 17, is the daughter of Samantha O’Bryant and Theodore Burgis, and plans to major in biology on a pre-dental track, minor in sociology or marketing, and eventually earn my Doctor of Dental Surgery degree to become

a dentist. Rylee-Grace is involved with the following clubs and organizations: FCA (4 years), Bible Club (4 years), Cherry Leaves Newspaper staff (2 years), National Honors Society, National Technical Honors Society, Kindness Club (1 year), Student Government (2 years), Interact (2 years), and the Metalheads Pep Club (4 years). She is a Junior Marshal, the Senior Class Treasurer, a Varsity Track and Field Women’s Field MVP, Varsity Cheerleading Best Attitude Award, All-Region Cheerleader, All-State Cheerleader, on the Commissioner’s School of Excellence, and a Conference Women’s Field MVP (Track and Field). She participates in varsity cheerleading (5-time State Champion), varsity Track & Field, and varsity soccer. Rylee-Grace has been in Cherryville schools all her life, she said, since first grade. For Burgis, being voted by her peers to be on Homecoming Court, “…is a heartwarming honor that I will forever cherish. Sharing this moment with some of my best friends makes it even more special to me!”

Addie Eaker, 17, is the daughter of Eric and Mary Lesley Eaker, and she hopes to attend NC State University and double major in Marketing and Psychology. She is a member of the Superintendent’s Council. Said Addie, “I have been a part of the Metal Heads Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Interact Club, and Student Council all four years of high school. This past year I was inducted as a Junior Marshal as well as being inducted into the National Honors Society and National Technical Honor Society. Lastly, I was fortunate to participate in the Desire to Lead Athletic Leadership Program my junior year!” She continued, “I have been an NCHSAA Scholar-Athlete all four years of high school while being an All-Conference volleyball player this past season. I have been honored to receive both Most Improved and Best Offensive Player during my career as a CHS volleyball player.” In addition to playing volleyball. Addie also plays Lady Ironmen soccer. She has been in the Cherryville school system all her life. “Being nominated for Cherryville’s Homecoming

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And now, it’s selfie time! The 2021 CHS Homecoming Court ladies – Khya, Macy, RyleeGrace, Addie, and Skye – take a minute to pose for a selfie, capturing forever an important moment in their lives. Court is such an honor! I am extremely grateful my class chose me to be one of five girls representing our school,” said Addie. Skye Reed, 17, is the daughter of Starwalker Reed and Jonathan Reed. She is planning to go to Appalachian State University to major in business, she said. Skye is in the Student Government, Pep Club, and FCA Club at CHS (4 years), and on staff of Cherry Leaves newspaper and Kindness Club for last two years. She was voted Most Improved Player for varsity volleyball last year, and is in the National Honors Society, and is a Junior Marshal. Her sports are varsity volleyball and soccer. Skye said she started coming to Cherryville schools during sixth grade at John Chavis Middle School and said about being on the Homecoming Court, “Being on the Homecoming Court is such an honor to me. I think it shows my love for the town and how it has given me a home and a family since we’ve moved here. Being able to represent my school and peers makes me feel so loved and thankful!”

Escorting the Homecoming Court ladies will be Joseph England (Macy Bridges); Hunter Jackson (Khya Brooks); Kanon Willis (Rylee-Grace Burgis); Carson Kelly (Addie Eaker); and Tanner Tillman (Skye Reed). Miss Pope noted Riley Huffman, the 2020 CHS Homecoming Court Queen, will crown the new 2021 Homecoming Queen at halftime of the Sept. 24, Ironmen/East Gaston football game, at Rudisill Stadium. As always, the CHS Marching Ironmen Band has always been, noted Ms. Pope, “…a large part of the football tradition in Cherryville.” The band will be represented by Lacey Black and Austin Lanier. The students who have been selected by CHS’ clubs to represent them at the Homecoming festivities are as follows: The Kindness Club – Landrie Wofford and Kenny Ho; the National Honor Society – Alayna Carpenter and Justin Chapman; and Metalheads – Ashlyn Parnell and Eli Sloan. The young ladies who are being sponsored by the senior football players and their escorts are:

Mackenzie Aguilar, sponsor: Kadin Beaver, escort: Ashton Ward; Camryn Cash, sponsor: Cain Cash, escort: Michael Griffin; Payton Cook, sponsor: Gavin Cease, escort: Peyton Huffman; Payton Pittman, sponsor: Mason Grindstaff, escort: Will Heavner; Raegan Nowowiecki, sponsor: Mitchell Lackey, escort: Tabor Elmore; Sarah Eaker, sponsor: Jack Mulvey, escort: Will Fowler; Sydney Grace Abernathy, sponsor: Jackson Owens, escort: Lane Hunsucker; Abby Burleson, sponsor: Cooper Sloan, escort: Brayden Reynolds; Katie Eaker, sponsor: Carter Spangler, escort: Tripp Creason; and Ava Wofford, sponsor: Cameron Terrell, escort: Blake Tedder. Class representatives are: Messiah Johnson and Amir Starr (Freshmen); Alice Montgomery and Robbie Bowman (Sophomores); Kylie Reynolds and Collin Robinson (Juniors); and Katie Ramsey and Jackson Fowler (Seniors). Miss Pope noted CHS would like to thank Upchurch Garden Center in advance, for its generous contributions to Homecoming.


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