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Cherryville’s Vera Eaker reaches a milestone –100 years young! Centenarian celebrated her birthday in grand style with family and friends by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

Cherryville City Manager/Fire Chief Jeff Cash welcomes everyone to the 2020 19th Sept. 11th Remembrance Ceremony, held at the CFD Station House. (Eagle/CF Media file photo by Michael E. Powell)

911 Remembrance Ceremony scheduled for Friday, Sept. 10 Somber occasion encourages us all to “never forget” by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

Cherryville’s Sept. 11th Remembrance Ceremony is scheduled – weather permitting – this year to be held on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021 at 9 a.m., at the Cherryville Fire Department, on 411 East

Church St., Cherryville. The City and the CFD have held the solemn event every year for the past 20 years in memory of the 343 NYFD firefighters; 27 NYPD officers; 37 New York Port Authority officers; and over 2,600 civilians who were murdered at the hands of a small group of radical religious fanatics. They all perished when the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers crashed to the earth in New See 911, Page 3

N.C. Lt. Gov Mark Robinson speaks on the release of his F.A.C.T.S. Task Force report on Aug. 24, outlining instances of bias in N.C. public schools as reported by parents and teachers. (photo by Maya Reagan, Carolina Journal)

N.C. lawmakers send anti-indoctrination bill to Cooper by DAVID BASS Carolina Journal

One of the most hotly debated bills of the legislative section cleared its final hurdle last Wednesday, Sept. 1, and now heads to Gov. Roy Cooper, who could add the

measure to his growing list of vetoes. House Bill 324, Ensuring Dignity and Nondiscrimination in Schools, passed a concurrence vote in the N.C. House by a 61-41 margin along party lines, with Republicans voting in favor and Democrats against. The bill would ban the teaching of 13 discriminatory concepts in the classroom, including: See BILL, Page 2

When it comes to one of life’s major milestones, no one can argue that turning 100 years old is right up there with the best of them. And while it seems that lately many folks are reaching that one century of life mark, it is still no mean feat and is a great blessing to be able to say you have reached that august mark. For Carolina Care and Rehabilitation Center resident Mrs. Vera Sellers Eaker, who celebrated her 100th birthday on Aug. 22, 2021 at Cherryville’s First United Methodist Church, she is a member of a very elite club, those centenarians who have weathered life’s slings and arrows and other challenges and come out triumphant. Vera Sellers is one of 10 children born to Mr. and Mrs. Junious Grady Sellers. There were eight girls and

Pam Eaker Anthony, Mrs. Vera Eaker, and Danny Eaker, at a family get together a few years back. (photo provided) two boys. “J.G” (born June 25, 1889), as he was more affectionately known, married

the fetching Augustus Cleo Sellers, who was born Dec. 30, 1894. He was born in Cleveland County and she

was born in Gaston County. J.G. passed away in 1960 and his beloved Cleo passed See VERA, Page 10

Jackson and his Cherryville Little League All-Star teammates receiving medals after a tournament. (photos provided)

Jackson Heavner represents Cherryville at Top Gun All-American Nationals Youngster has been playing baseball since his Tee-ball days and loves the game passionately by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

A Cherryville youngster, Jackson Heavner, represented his hometown at the Sept. 3-5 Top Gun All-American Nationals held at North Myrtle Beach.

Mom Candace, who is one of his biggest fans, said her son, Jackson, 12, is the youngest of five siblings and has played ball in Cherryville since Tee-ball. “He was given the Little Leaguer of the Year Award this year (2021),” she said, adding, “…and this was his last year that he can play baseball for Little League.” Additionally, Mrs. Heavner noted Jackson has also played travel baseball for many years. Said Mrs. Heavner, “Jackson started playing

T-ball for Cherryville Little League the very first year he was old enough to sign up. He has since played for Cherryville Little League every year. Every year as a Little Leaguer he was nominated for All-Stars, and this year he received the Little Leaguer of the year.” She noted also that since this was his last year for Little League, it was a bittersweet moment for him. Jackson, who always wears the number “2” and has since his Tee-ball days, has a primary position in

baseball, which is center field but Mrs. Heavner noted he “…also plays first base and catcher, and occasionally he will pitch. He catches everything and anything.” As for travel ball, Heavner said Jackson started playing travel ball in Cherryville for several years and when Cherryville no longer had a travel ball team, he then began playing for a Dallas travel ball team. Also, many of his teammates from Cherryville See JACKSON, Page 9

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Sherie Harrelson CHERRYVILLE – Mrs. Sherie Robinson Harrelson, 58, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021 at Atrium Health – Cleveland in Shelby. Sherie was born in Burke County, NC, on Nov. 29, 1962, a daughter of Terrell Robinson of Lincolnton and the late Audrey Presslar Robinson. She worked at FleetNet America in Cherryville and most recently worked for Ansafone Answering Service. Sherie was a member of First United Methodist Church in Cherryville. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law, Teresa Kincaid, and husband, Ronald and a brother, Scott Robinson.


Survivors include her husband of five years, Curtis Wade Harrelson of the home; a brother, Michael Robinson and wife Betty of Lincolnton; mother-in-law, Clarice Harrelson of Cherryville; a sister-in-law, Jodie Raybould; and husband, Adrian of Marietta, GA; a number of nieces and nephews and also her fur babies, Daisy, Belle, Turner and Tucker. Visitation was from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021 at First United Methodist Church in Cherryville. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021 at First United Methodist Church with Pastor Zack Christy officiating. Burial was in City Memorial Cemetery in Cherryville. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 601 N. Pink St., Cherryville, NC, 28021. A guest register is available at Stamey – Cherryville Funeral Home & Cremation Service served the family of Mrs. Harrelson.

■ POLICE ARRESTS 8-19: Edward Blaine Markland, 21, 340 Hephzibah Church Rd., Crouse, was arrested at 425 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Gastonia, by GCSO deputies on one count of a warrant from another agency. 8-21: Jerry Ray Wellmon, 21, 104 Allen Ln., Cherryville, was arrested at 100 Allen Ln., Cherryville, by GCPD officers on two (2) counts of an OFA (contempt of court/perjury/court violation). 8-29: Damon Emil Fields, 38, 1107 Westgate Dr., Cher-

ryville, was arrested at 425 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way by GCSO deputies on one count of an OFA (contempt of court/perjury/court violation). INCIDENTS 8-28: GCPD officers report closing/clearing by arrest a misdemeanor drug/narcotic violation at St. Marks Church Rd., and Meredith Leigh Ln., Cherryville. 8-30: GCPD officers report further investigation into a motor vehicle theft at 941 Tot Dellinger Rd., Cherryville.

SANITATION MAINTENANCE MECHANIC II SANITATION DIVISION The City of Cherryville will be accepting applications for the position of Sanitation Maintenance Mechanic Level II for the Cherryville Sanitation Department (Truck Driver). Applicant must have a knowledge of heavy equipment such as Sanitation Trucks, BackHoe, Loader, Dump Truck, Ect. Heavy Equipment operator preferred. Job requires employee to perform after hours and weekend work at times. Employee would be required to have knowledge and operation of Sanitation Trucks and able to run proper routes. Must have a CDL Drivers License. Please contact the City of Cherryville Public Works Department for an application at 403 Allen Street in Cherryville or call (704) 435-1737 Mon. - Fri. 7:00 AM - 4:00PM. Starting Salary based on education and experience. The City is an equal opportunity employer.

From Page 1 • That one race or sex is inherently superior to another race or sex. • An individual, solely by virtue of his or her race or sex, is inherently racist, sexist, or oppressive. • An individual should be discriminated against or receive adverse treatment solely or partly because of his or her race or sex. • A meritocracy is inherently racist or sexist. • Particular character traits, values, moral or ethical codes, privileges, or beliefs should be ascribed

to a race or sex, or to an individual because of the individual’s race or sex. Each of these ideas has been linked to Critical Race Theory, but sponsors stressed during the floor debate that the scope extended well beyond CRT. “This legislation is written to prohibit schools from endorsing any ideology that treats people in a prejudicial manner, both now and in our future,” said Rep. John Torbett, R-Gaston. “North Carolina must have an education system that unites our children, not divides them.” A number of Democrats spoke in opposition to the bill, calling its contents

Drug charges filed on two Cherryville residents Cherryville Police Chief Cam Jenks and Capt. Brian Doolittle said in a media release last week that officers from the Cherryville Police Department conducted a several months long narcotics investigation, as a result of the investigation 25 drug-related charges were filed on two suspects, Tyler Kent Stamey and Hali Brooke Faulkenbury. During the investigation 135.1 grams of methamphetamine (4.8 oz.) was seized and taken off the streets. The methamphetamine seized had a street value of approximately $16,200 and a tax value of over $27,000, noted Capt. Doolittle. On Aug. 26, Tyler Kent Stamey, 39, of 310 Colonial Dr., Cherryville was ar-

rested and charged with 21 drug-related charges. Mr. Stamey was placed under a $500,000 secure bond at the Gaston County Detention Center. Hali Brooke Faulkenbury, 29, of 101 East Ballard St., Cherryville, has four (4) outstanding drug-related charges issued against her. The charges filed range from trafficking of a controlled substance, sale and delivery of a controlled substance, possession with intent to sell and deliver of a controlled substance, manufacturing of a controlled substance, to maintaining a dwelling for the sale of a controlled substance.

Seasonal Leaf Collection Worker The City of Cherryville will be accepting applications for two (2) seasonal leaf collection workers. Applications are available at the Public Works Office and will be accepted thru September 17th, 2021. Applicants will be required to work 40 hours a week from October 1st until February 1st removing loose piles of leaves around town with a collection truck. Hours are from 7:00 AM to 4:00PM Monday thru Friday. Driver’s license required. Applicant will be required to work outside in all weather conditions and must be able to pick up and move at least 50 lbs. Please contact Jason Black the Street and Sanitation Supervisor with any questions or to get a job description at (704) 435-1737. Drug Screening will be required. City of Cherryville is an equal opportunity employer.

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 over-reaching and insulting to public school teachers. “The bill before us robs young minds,” said Rep. James Gailliard, D-Nash. “This legislation, whether intended or not, is about censorship and about book banning. This legislation has a near fixation on references to race, racism, sex, oppression, if you just read the words of the bill.” Gailliard claimed the bill would ban the English classes from reading such books as “The Great Gatsby” due to themes on class, “The Scarlet Letter” due to themes on gender, “Gone with the Wind” due to themes on white privilege, and “To Kill a Mockingbird” due to themes on inequality and prejudice. Rep. Destin Hall, R-Caldwell, addressed that criticism by encouraging lawmakers to examine the actual text of H.B. 324. “From time to time, what happens here is that we hear debate on a bill that’s not in front of us. That’s what’s taking place today,” Hall said. “Much of the criticism that I’ve heard today is about a bill that’s simply not before this body today.” “We’ve heard the claim that this would somehow prevent teachers from teaching about the civil rights movement,” Hall added. “Yet if you actually read the text of the bill, it makes it clear that teachers can’t compel students

to believe, among other things, that an individual should be discriminated against or receive adverse treatment solely because or partly because of his or her race or sex. That’s the very essence of the civil rights movement – that we don’t treat others differently based upon their race. That’s what this bill prohibits.” The Senate voted last week 25-17 to pass the H.B. 324 in a debate that frequently became personal and testy, including in a Senate committee where Sen. Jay Chaudhuri, D-Wake, accused Republican Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson of pushing a Fox News-driven agenda and seeking to conduct a “witch hunt” of teachers. Robinson, the state’s first black lieutenant governor, labeled Chaudhuri’s characterization an insult, pointing out that the legislative action stemmed from hundreds of complaints from parents and teachers. In a statement released after the final passage of H.B. 324, Robinson praised the measure, saying, “North Carolina needs to take the lead in protecting our children from anti-American indoctrination. While we should know and understand the history of our country, we need to teach the next generation what lessons we learned from our past, how far we have come as a nation.”

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.

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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, Sept. 9, at 4 p.m. Hooks, Needles & Thread – Friday, Sept. 10, at 11 a.m. LEGO Club – 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month at 3:30 p.m. (Sept. 14/28) Cooking Smart with Fall Foods – Friday, Sept. 17, at 10:30 a.m. We’ve discussed that September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month but did you also know it’s Classical Music Month? That’s right! In 1994, President Clinton issued a proclamation declaring September as Classical Music Month. When we speak of Classical Music, we’re talking about what many think of as “serious” music – symphonies, concertos, operas, and the like. Some people love it, some hate it, and some fall asleep while attempting to listen (it’s OK – we’ll never tell!). What you may not realize, though, is that there are different types of classical music, based on the time periods during which pieces were written. Let’s look at a fsew of the differences, and please note, dates are estimates as there are no exact dates for each musical period.

We’ll begin with Medieval music (500-ish to 1400). These are pieces that were typically connected to the church. You might be familiar with some of the forms, such as Gregorian Chants; there was even a revival of Gregorian Chants a few decades ago. From that we move into the Renaissance (1400/1450 to 1600), an era that introduced new ideas and gave musicians more freedom of expression than the usual church pieces. This is also the age when the printing press first arrived, which allowed for music to be printed. Instrumental pieces began to show up (previously most pieces were choral in nature.) The Baroque era (1600 to 1750) ushered in very ornate music, including the creation of the concerto, cantata, oratorio, and the sonata. New and improved instruments show up as well. Well-known composers of Baroque classical music are Bach, Handel, and Vivaldi. We finally move into what most think of as Classical (1750/1775 to 1820), when music began to simplify, focusing more on melodies. Dynamics (changes in volume) began to play a big role in works. Orchestras added woodwind sections around this period. You’ll recognize the “big” names from this era, including Mozart, Beethoven, and the like. Finally, we have the Ro-

mantic period (1820 to 1910). Works from this period are known for being expressive and emotional. Orchestras grew in size with larger woodwind sections and the addition of brass sections. Famous Romantic composers include Chopin, Liszt, Wagner, Tchaikovsky, and Brahms. So how to celebrate all this music? We have the answer! First, your library has CDs of all types of Classical Music just waiting to be checked out. We also have our digital databases filled with selections for you, such as the offerings on Freegal and hoopla Digital. In fact, hoopla has a featured collection just for Classical Music Month! While listening to the music is the most obvious way to celebrate, we would also love to recommend some biographies about the composers themselves. Several of them led fascinating lives, and again, we have books and DVDs available for checkout as well as digital offerings. For more information and suggestions for Classical Music Month, call us at (704) 4356767, or stop by the branch at 605 E. Main Street. The public service hours are 10 a.m., to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 10 a.m., to 2 p.m., Friday and Saturday. And, as always, stay safe and stay healthy!

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911 From Page 1 York City, and in the Pentagon, and on a lonely field in Pennsylvania. The agenda for the event is as follows: City Manager/ Fire Chief Jeff Cash will welcome everyone and bagpiper Ryan White is scheduled to perform. Mayor Henry Lee Beam III will then offer comments on the events of that day 2o years ago, followed by Cherryville Police Chief Cam Jenks leading everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance. The National Anthem will then be performed by the Cherryville High School Band, who will also the perform “Taps”. Captain Kurt Black will then lower the flag and Chief Cash will offer a Remembrance for the fallen of the Firefighters, Police, and First Responders Brotherhood. The event’s keynote speaker is City Council Member Jon Abernethy, who was there the day the two towers fell. Fire Department Chaplin the Rev. Dr. Vince Hefner will lead everyone in prayer followed by an explanation of and the 5-5-5- tolling of the bell by Driver/Engineer Jacob Richardson and Firefighter Quentin Cash. Piper Ryan White will then perform on the bagpipes and there will be a wreath presentation by a member of GEMS EMS. Chaplin Hefner will then close the Remembrance Ceremony’s events with a prayer. Chief Cash said that afterwards, at 10:15 a.m., the public is invited to the City of Cherryville Fire Department’s new vehicle Push-In Ceremony as the City and the CFD personnel install the new fire engine in a traditional Push-In Ceremony. Mayor Beam will welcome everyone to the Push-In ceremony, and Chaplain Hefner will offer prayers for the new equipment and the fire staff. Assistant Chief Jason Wofford will offer a brief history of the ceremony of installing the new vehicle and City Manager/Chief Cash will give the Committee Chair’s Presentation. He will then

Cherryville Mayor H.L. Beam, III, speaks to the crowd, reminding them we, as Americans, should never forget the thousands of innocent lives lost that bright Fall day in 2001 when terrorists attacked American soil. (Eagle/CF Media file photos by Michael E. Powell)

A red, white, and blue wreath is placed by GEMS EMT Hannah Orr at the foot of the CFD flagpole at the 2020 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony.

Cherryville firefighter Quentin Cash tolls the traditional “Ringing of the Bell – 5-5-5-”; the call sign for “man down” – in memory of the firefighters, police, EMTs, and other rescue personnel who gave their lives that day to save as many as could be saved.

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bay by CFD staff. This will be followed by the In-Service Radio Call by Captain Chris “Pudge” Cash. Anyone with an appreciation of the lore of firefighting and state-of-the-art equipment should be interested in attending the ceremony, noted Chief Cash, in a media release. There will be refreshments and opportunities to conduct walk-around tours of the vehicle, the cab, and compartments, he added. COVID-safe protocols will be observed, said Chief Cash. For more information on this event, contact Brittany Bingham by either emailing her at, or calling her at (704)-435-1730.

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For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

September kids – Happy birthday from me to you! One of my least favorite Beatles songs was (and is) “They say it’s your birthday!” or some such title as that. The entire song – clearly not one of their best – smacks of John, Paul, George, and Ringo all sitting down one day at Apple Studios, hung over from the previous night’s debauchery, and being told by their manager, “All right you ‘gits’! You’ve one more song to write! We have to fill this bloody album up, right?!” At which time the Fab Four probably banged this piece out in two or three seconds of thrashing about on their instruments, plastered it onto vinyl and the money rolled in, adding one more to their impressive song and lyrics catalog. So, as the Brits say (ala Monty Python), “So, what’s all this about that, then?” It’s this then – I turned 67 on Sept. 4. I am happy to be able to say that. I don’t have that many friends or family either here or in Kentucky from

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back in the day who can say they are happy they made it into their mid- to late-60s. The crazy thing is, while when I was in my teens and early 20s, I thought my relatives who had reached that ripe old age were on their way to senility and were shopping for either rocking chairs or the wheeled variety. Little did I know I would one day be at that august age. Honestly, I can’t tell that it feels any differently at 67 than it did at 57, or 47, or, well, you get the picture! I do have a few more creaks and cramps

now than I did then, and being a Type 2 diabetic and still somewhat overweight (or is it undertall?) hasn’t helped the aging situation one little bit! I saw a photo the other day of one of my uncles and was shocked at how much like him I looked. I don’t have too many photos of my dad or my grandfathers at the ages of 67 mainly because my dad didn’t live to see that age and Pappaw Powell’s last photo was at the age of 72 or 73, a couple years before he died and he hated having his picture made. I guess that explains the constant frown or grimace on his face whenever someone with a camera came around him. My dad was a pretty handsome guy with perfect teeth so he smiled all the time, flashing everyone with his perfect smile. I always knew though when I was in trouble with him because that perfect smile stopped right at his (as my mom called ‘em) “… baby blue eyes.”

Covid and polio and the unknown This time headache. last year I was The most serigetting ready to ous symptom celebrate one of was paralysis. those really big From listening birthdays that to her I know roll around if that it was we are blessed indeed a very enough to make difficult time it. My precious especially family did a fanfor parents By Anne S. Haynes tastic job with of young the celebration, and I will children. I have done my never forget it. research on polio, and I Looking back over this can see for myself now just past year is more than a lit- how scary it really was. tle sad and scary at its best. By the 1950’s this Of course, I am mainly dreaded disease was one speaking of the pandemic of the most communicable that is running wild diseases ever among chilthrough our country. I’ve dren in the United States. seen and heard of many In 1952 60,000 children illnesses and diseases, but were infected, and more I have never heard of anythan 3,000 died. These thing quite like this as an are such sad numbers, adult. but they are true. In 1955 I do remember as a there were vaccinations for child my mom talking polio, and by 1979 the disabout the polio epidemic ease was eliminated here. in the late ‘40s and early President Franklin D. ‘50s. The technical name Roosevelt had polio 12 for it was “poliomyelitis”. years before becoming the The symptoms included president of the United sore throat, fever, and States. It is reported that

his illness put the disease at the forefront of scientists who developed a cure for it. I guess you might say that we have always had sickness and diseases, and we always will. We remember reading about people with leprosy in the Bible and how they were evicted from society. We also remember how Jesus healed 10 lepers and only one of them returned to thank Him. That always seemed so sad to me. I know this pandemic is real, and it is a dangerous threat. It is such an unknown and is difficult to deal with. But I also know of the healing power of Jesus Christ and of His mercy and love. I have to be careful and responsible and do my part to stay safe and well, but I have to ultimately leave it in His hands. May God continue to bless this town and this nation.

My own blue peepers look a little worn out and haggard nowadays and I can’t say that anyone I ever loved or who ever said they loved me would ever use such terminology to describe my eyeballs in that manner. Also, I have the standard “crow’s feet” wrinkles

now at the sides of them and what with wearing glasses for most of my life, they look somewhat small, beady, and generally squinty. They’re not quite the eyes into which most women want to gaze into and get lost in their depths, if you know what I mean.

Anyway, enough of that tripe! Suffice it to say, “Here I am, at 67!” Guess I’m stuck with it for a year, so may as well make the best of it. For any of y’all who have birthdays in September – have a happy birthday, y’all! From me to you!

For us, Afghanistan will never go away Afghannational military and istan is an police have been killed. unending Over 47,000 Afghan cinightmare vilians killed. Aid workthat will ers have been killed. never go Journalists have been away. killed. The Afghanistan We got and Iraqi wars have cost Osama Bin Americans $2 trillion. Glenn Mollette Financially it will never Laden. We Guest Editorial wanted to be over for most living avenge the Americans. heinous deaths of Sept. There are reports that 11, 2001. We were all the United States has mad and we are still angry committed to pay $2 trilabout what evil people lion more in health care, did on that day. We will disability, burial and other never forget. We could costs for roughly 4 milhave covertly taken out lion Afghanistan and Iraq Bin Laden and many more veterans. America has a terrorists without all that tough job caring for our our political leaders have own veterans. For years done over the last 20 we did a very poor job of years. providing good care for Thousands of parents veterans with physical and lost their children in Afmental needs. ghanistan. Thousands of The estimated interest spouses lost husbands and costs of these wars by wives. Children lost their 2050 is $6.5 trillion. parents. These precious There will never be an Americans will suffer the end to our 20-year nightrest of their lives over the mare war in Afghanistan. loss of their loved ones. Families will suffer every The long Afghanistan day from the grief of the war broke the hearts of loss of loved ones who Americans as 6,294 milsacrificed their lives. Every itary and American conyear we all will pay on tractors have been killed. the trillions of dollars in Sixty-six thousand Afghan debt created by the war.

For the rest of most American’s lives, we will pay on the trillions of dollars of money that we have committed to care for Afghanistan and Iraq veterans. As we pay these huge obligations, Americans will struggle to pay for health care. Senior adults will be given minimal cost of living increases. American young people will be buried by college debt. Further, reports indicate that we have handed over to the Taliban approximately 22,000 Humvees, 8,000 large trucks, 42,000 pick-up trucks, 358,000 assault rifles, 64,000 machine guns and 126,000 pistols, plus 155 mine-proof vehicles. We have equipped them with billions of dollars of high-priced items that we will pay on forever. They will use American equipment to dominate a defenseless nation of people that will now be left behind to try to survive a revitalized Taliban. We may be finally leaving Afghanistan, but Afghanistan, for our generation, will never go away.

The explosive growth of homeschooling, including among black Americans by EMILY BURKE Parents are taking their children’s education into their own hands in record numbers after a disastrously tumultuous school year. The U.S. Census Bureau’s experimental Household Pulse Survey, which is an online survey recording social and economic impacts of the

COVID – 19 pandemic, demonstrates a dramatic shift towards homeschooling within the past year and a half. The survey included roughly 22 – 23 million American households spanning from the spring of 2020 to the fall of 2021. During Phase 1 (April 23, to May 5, 2020) of the survey, about 5.4 percent

of households with schoolaged children said they were homeschooling. By the fall (Sept. 30, to Oct. 12, 2020), 11.1 percent of households with schoolaged children reported homeschooling. The number increased to a staggering 19.5 percent by May of 2021. Fall 2021 statistics on homeschooling have not yet been published.

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This embrace of home education is diverse. The survey respondents indicated that homeschooling in black households increased from 3.3 percent in the spring of 2020 to 16.1 percent in the fall of 2020. The possible reasons for such a monumental and unprecedented switch to homeschooling are numer-

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ous, and include pandemic shutdowns, strict masking, and critical race theory. The profound failure of school shutdowns during the pandemic was evidenced by the drop-off in student test scores in reading and math and soaring rates of students attempting suicide. Unscientific mask mandates for school-aged chil-

dren also received outcry from concerned parents. Even though many young students have reported headaches, dizziness, and brain fog from masking for 8-hour or more school days, some school boards and states still require them. From Broward County to Loudoun See HOMESCHOOLING, Pagge 6

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Warming up our world with Christ’s light… E v e n on. During the sumon a very mer months, there is cloudy day, one place on the road the sun is where I feel suddenly still there. blinded by the sun The presand I am overtaken ence of the by the fear of which sun has way to move as I been made drive froward. In that very evimoment of time, I dent over am simply driving the last two by blind faith. I am months. REV. KEITH HUSS driving down the At various Pastor – Mt. Zion Baptist road of life, not sure Church, Cherryville times the what is directly in heat from front of me. Provthe sun has erbs 3:6 states, “Trust in the been unbearable. Lord with all your heart and When entering my car, lean not unto your own unI enjoy the heat for just a derstanding. In all thy ways moment and inescapably acknowledge Him and He the window goes down or shall direct your paths.” the air conditioner comes None of us know what

Finding Peace in a troubled World (Part 2 of the “Combating Fear Series”)

is exactly ahead of us as we travel through life. Even during a storm or cloudy day, remember God is always there, just like the sun, to guide us through life. Matthew 5:14-16 states, “You are the light of the world and do not hide your light. Let it shine before others that they may see your good works and glorify the Father which is in heaven.” Jesus was speaking to the disciples in encouragement, instruction, and commandment. The light of God’s word, the spiritual knowledge and the mysteries of His grace were to be openly declared before all. As God’s children, we’ve been placed at this

appointed time on earth to specifically share our zeal, courage, concern, sincerity, fervency, faithfulness, integrity, and consistence in honoring God as an example in life and in conversation. Our prayers should be that God would help us to warm up now rather than later to a lost world. May we be the best reflection of Christ, so our lights shine brightly like a city on the hill! When Moses came down from the mountain called Mt. Sinai, in Exodus 34:35, with the Ten Commandments in hand and a glowing face that shone vibrantly because he had encountered God, many were afraid to look at his face because it was

so bright. This story brings back childhood memories of when we looked too long at the sun. When one looked away from the sun, we saw tiny reflections of the sun. As children of God, we are called to be reflections of the Son. A mirrored reflection of God; His light shines so vividly within us that others recognize and want what we have. Revelations 21:23 teaches us heaven will have no need for the sun or moon because Jesus will be the Light of the city. Though we cannot see Jesus now, we do get a tiny glimpse of heaven when we turn our faces to the Son with closed eyes and we warm up to His

presence. Our hope is in the Savior Whom we have never seen and the One we look to in blind faith. Like Moses, our faces will glow like the sun one day and we will be warmed up to stand in His presence when we see Jesus face to face, with eyes wide open. May we glorify the Savior Who is worthy and become an intense reflection of Christ to the lost world. May others see the Son in you and may your Light always shine brightly as you warm up the world with the truths of Jesus Christ.

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We are bombarded daily with a simple fact; this world is in trouble! Although it’s not a new revelation, exposure to the wickedness on the earth has increased drastically through technology. In addition, never-ending reports of heartbreaking tragedies and DANYALE PATTERSON evil schemes seem to be the new norm. Yet, Jesus didn’t want us to be surprised about the turmoil in our world and thrown off guard. In Matthew 24:6-8 (CEV), he gives a shocking prophetic word about the world. Jesus states: “You will soon hear about wars and threats of wars, but don’t be afraid. These things will have to happen first, but that isn’t the end. Nations and kingdoms will go to war against each other. People will starve to death, and in some places, there will be plagues and earthquakes. But this is just the beginning of troubles.” COMFORT AND PEACE Here’s the good news: Jesus promised that he would not abandon us. He sent the Ultimate Comforter, Advocate, and Helper - The Holy Spirit. John 14:16, 18 (AKJV) says, “And I will pray to the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever. I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.” In addition, he gives a peace that is beyond imagination, because it is supernatural. His peace literally comes into your heart and provides an unexplainable calmness and freedom from overwhelming distress. In John 14:27 (NLT) Jesus says, “I am leaving you with a gift - peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.” THE CHOICE IS YOURS The gift of the Holy Spirit and godly peace is remarkable. However, in order to enjoy the benefits of the Spirit and his peace, you have to be intentional. It’s a choice. Just because a person has a gift, doesn’t mean they utilize it. Jesus challenges everyone to decide to not be distressed, agitated, or afraid but to believe in God (John 14:1). Think about the following choices: • Embrace Fear or Embrace Peace • Be Led by the Holy Spirit or be led by emotions • Meditate on the goodness of God or meditate on problems PRAY THIS PRAYER: “Lord, I praise you as the Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Thank you for always being there for me and comforting me with your Holy Spirit. I am blessed beyond measure. Teach me how to seek peace and pursue it. Forgive me for letting my thoughts dwell on the troubles of this world more than you and your word. Remind me to combat fear and choose peace by getting rid of warped thinking. Help me to tear down any barriers in my mind erected against your truth, and to make every thought obey your word. In Jesus’ name - Amen.”

First Church of the Nazarene 301 North Elm Street, Cherryville 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 • 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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Emmanuel Baptist Church 1155 Marys Grove Church Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-5764

Fairview Baptist Church 415 South Mountain Street Cherryville, NC 704-435-4299

Living Word Ministries 306 East Academy Street Cherryville, NC 704-435-3213

Second Baptist Church 201 Houser Street Cherryville, NC 704-435-9657

First Baptist Church 301 East 1st Street Cherryville, NC 704-435-3796

Marys Grove United Methodist Church 1223 Marys Grove Church Rd Cherryville, NC 704-435-5544

Shady Grove Baptist Church 3240 Tryon Courthouse Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-9605

Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church 235 A.W. Black Street Waco, NC 704-435-8842

St. John’s Lutheran Church 310 West Church Street Cherryville, NC 704-435-9264

Mt. Zion Baptist Church 112 Mt. Zion Church Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-9636

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church 1203 St. Mark’s Church Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-5941

North Brook Baptist Church 7421 Flay Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-4471

Victory Life Assembly of God 1655 Shelby Highway Cherryville, NC 704-435-5539

Oak Grove AME Zion Church 542 Flint Hill Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-3687

Waco Baptist Church 262 N. Main Street Waco, NC 704-435-9311

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

Washington Missionary Baptist Church 1920 Stony Point Road Waco, NC 704-435-3138

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 Jesus Servant Ministries 108 N. Mountain St. Cherryville, NC 704-769-8085 Legacy Church 805 Self Street Cherryville, NC 704-457-9615

Revival Tabernacle 1104 Delview Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-4073

Word of Faith Ministry 306 Doc Wehunt Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-5560

Rudisill Chapel AME Zion Church 417 South Mountain Street Cherryville, NC 704-435-5621

Zion Hill Baptist Church 3460 Zion Hill Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-3355

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at after school dismal (roughly 2-2:30 to 3 p.m.) until 6 p.m. She added they are open Monday through Friday. Crystal Baugham will be over the program at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, said Homesley. D’Avria said, “The ‘Y’ is a leading nonprofit committed to nurturing the potential of every child and teen, supporting their social-emotional, cognitive and physical development from birth to career. In the Gaston County YMCA’s afterschool program youth receive help with homework and can also explore the arts, music, literacy, math and sci-

ence, and more! Financial assistance is available to those in need, to ensure every child and teen has the opportunity to learn and grow at the Y. The Y offers Afterschool at four locations throughout Gaston County working closely with neighborhood schools to provide safe and flexible options for working parents. For more information about the Gaston County Family YMCA’s afterschool program, please contact Hailey Hudson, Gaston County Family YMCA at hhudson@, or visit


American Spectator that personalization is a benefit of homeschooling, as parents maintain direct agency over their children’s education. Dr. Prather elaborated: “In the family that chooses to give their children more freedom in how they’re educated, that parent is now free to protect and advocate for their child’s freedom to learn. If the family is Christian, the parent has the freedom to disciple that child in the faith. If that family is Afrocentric, that family has the freedom to make all of their lessons geared to the child learning their African heritage.” Similarly, radical gender theory and progressive sex education have infiltrated schools, and have even reached preschools. Schools across the country have adopted LGBTQ+ curriculums, taught “porn literacy”

courses, and embraced sexually explicit books accompanied by the use of “sex apps.” Jeremy Tate, CEO of the Classical Learning Test, an alternative standardized test to the SAT or ACT with a classical approach, is an advocate for classical education. He told ‘The American Spectator’ parents are becoming aware of what their children are actually being taught. He said, “Parents are waking up to the reality that mainstream education has gone completely off the rails. It is now radically disconnected from the kind of education that gave birth to America.” Parents may be flocking to homeschooling because what our Founding Fathers believed about education is now fundamentally lost, Tate said. He also echoed Dr. Prather’s insights on minority families and ho-

meschooling, saying that “We have witnessed the largest exodus of black families from public schooling in American history. The founder of National Black Home Educators, Joyce Burgess, reports a three times growth in homeschooling among blacks. They are voting with their feet.” Prather summarized this shift in education: “Homeschooling is powerful because it gives the parent complete authority in how their child is educated . . . There is a joy in being able to design the educational experience you want for your child. Our founders knew that this freedom was important, and the Constitution protects our rights as parents to choose the education we prefer for our children. That is something to be celebrated.” (Editor’s note: This article first appeared in ‘The American Spectator’)

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County, parents have protested nationwide against mask mandates. The immense, national backlash to critical race theory in schools may have also catalyzed the turn towards homeschooling. Parents across the country have protested against CRT at school board meetings, claiming the instructional tool promotes racism and hatred. Some states, including Oklahoma, Idaho, and Florida have even banned CRT from schools. Dr. Anika Prather, a professor of Classics at Howard University and founder of the Living Water School, is an advocate for diverse classical education and a supporter of school choice. Prather told The



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noted YMCA Director Sharon Padgett and Josey Messer will be over all of the After School programs. Both Homesley and Butch Boyd, the Cherryville Family Membership Coordinator, said their trained staff strive to create an environment that supports the needs of Cherryville’s children. Boyd added, “We are following the CDC’s requirements for a safe environment for our children and staff.” Homesley noted the After School Program for Cherryville’s Family YMCA this year is at Mount Zion Baptist Church with the times starting

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through sports, mentorship, or academic support, the Y nurtures the potential of youth throughout the school year.” Hailey Hudson, Youth Program Director agreed, adding, “Over 11 million children are unsupervised between 3 and 6 p.m., an essential time to help increase children’s success in school. Afterschool at the Y is a fun and safe option for children after school ends each day. They get an opportunity to be active, work on their homework, and have a little fun with friends.” Cherryville Family YMCA Accounts Payable manager, Sandy Homesley,


Gaston County YMCA spokesperson Molly D’Avria noted in a recent media release they are starting After School programs in various YMCA’s across the county. Noted D’Avria, “A new school year is filled with potential – a chance to start new routines and habits, build new friendships and discover new possibilities and interests. It’s an exciting time for many kids, however – at the end of the school day, one in five

children do not have someone to care for them after school, according to Afterschool Alliance, a nonprofit public awareness organization. As families are transitioning from summer to fall, the Gaston County Family YMCA is offering programs to school-aged children throughout Gaston County to keep youth active, busy and engaged during out-of-school time. “Through a well-rounded approach to youth development, the Y’s programs offer activities in a caring and safe environment during the critical hours after school. Whether



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CHS Ironmen soccer team begins season The CHS Ironmen men’s soccer team has started their season in their new conference, and has tied 2-2 with Maiden at their Monday, Aug. 23, away game. Head coach Michelle Cuomo noted though they won their Wednesday, Sept. 1, home game against

the visiting Rebels of West Lincoln by a score of 2-1. “We got goals from (sophomore midfielder) Henry Gil, with an assist from (sophomore CB) Nathan Bookout and (sophomore midfielder and forward) Marlin Gomez off of a free kick”, she said.

Henry Gil (#12) and Steven Brown (#6) keep their eyes on the ball as the West Lincoln Rebels player moves toward the Ironmen’s goal. (photos by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

CHS Ironmen sophomore Nathan Bookout (#10) puts the ball back into play at the Sept. 1, home game against the Rebels of West Lincoln.

Sophomore midfielder Henry Gil (#12) in action as he slows the game down a bit in last Wednesday’s home win over West Lincoln.

Ironmen soccer player’s Nathan Bookout (#10) and Javier Moran (#7) try to keep the West Lincoln Rebels player from kicking a goal. As a last resort, CHS goalie Numarius Good (#00) also watches to make sure no points are scored.

CHS varsity volleyball ladies suffer losses last week score leaders were Rileigh Kiser, with 20 assists and 16 digs; Addie Eaker, with 7 kills; Taylor Digh, with 6 aces and 10 digs, and Terayha Bess, with 9 kills, Kiser noted. Last Tuesday, Aug. 31, saw new conference foe East Gaston’s Lady Warriors invade the Lady Ironmen’s home court at Nixon Gym. It also saw the Lady Warriors prevail over the CHS ladies by a 3-0 score. Said Coach Kiser, “East Gaston could be one of the teams that can win the conference title and they played that way last week.” Lady Ironmen Krista

Team is 3-5 overall; 1-1 in conference play, so far by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

CHS head volleyball coach Leigh Kiser said her Lady Ironmen squad started the week on the road at rival West Lincoln and suffered a 3-1 loss by scores of 25-18 (WL), 25-17 (CHS), 25-20 (WL) and 25-18 (WL). Coach Kiser said, “We never could get any offense going in the loss to the Lady Rebels.” For the Lady Ironmen the

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Davis and Taylor Digh led the defense with 13 combined digs, and Addie Eaker had 4 kills for the offense. Kiser continued about the Lady Warriors, “They have plenty of firepower, and we were on our heels most of the night.” In JV Lady Ironmen action, the ladies suffered a 2-0 defeat at West Lincoln. Said Kiser, “Ceniya Powell led the defense with three digs.” Against East Gaston the JV ladies fell by the same 2-0 loss with Powell’s five digs and Lexi McSwain’s two aces pacing the JV Lady Ironmen. The Lady Ironmen were home against Burns, another member of the new 1A/2A conference on Thursday, Sept. 2, and were at Bessemer City on Tuesday, Sept. 7, and will be at Hunter Huss Wednesday, Sept. 8, and then are back home against conference favorite Highland Tech, Thursday, Sept. 9. The Lady Ironmen varsity’s current record is 3-5 overall; 1-1 in conference play, and for the JV’s, they are 1-7, overall, and 0-2 in conference play.

Rileigh Kiser sets the ball in the game last week against the Lady Warriors of East Gaston. (photos by MEP & Susan Powell/The Eagle)

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JCMS softball coach Lance Beam said the Chavis Lady Wolverines’ softball team defeated Southwest on Monday, Aug. 30, 20-0 in three innings. Said Coach Beam, “Raylei Gidney got the win, pitching a no-hitter and striking out nine batters. The offense was led by Gidney, Kate Mulvey and Kennedy Weathers. All three hit inside the park home runs.” The Lady Wolverines offense also got hits and runs from Landry Beam, Kate Bookout, Addison Davis, Maddie Avery, Abi Canipe and Jenna Anthony, he said.

CHS’ Skye Reed prepares to put the ball back across the net to the Lady Warriors in last week’s loss at Nixon Gym.

Women’s volleyball is a constant back-and-forth battle by two great teams to see who will come out on top. Such was the case as the East Gaston Lady Warriors visited Nixon Gym last week to play the CHS Lady Ironmen.

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BUSINESS SERVICES SHIPMAN’S MASONRY- 48 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Brick, Block & Stone, Outside Fireplaces, Foundations, Underpinnings. “Free Estimates”. 1st Quality Work! (863) 5321587 TOP RATED GUTTER PROTECTION SERVICE See us... Clearwater Rain Gutters, inc. “Rainwater In-Debris Out” Offering you 16 years of of 5 Star gutter protection experience! Contact Ronnie Robinson at 704-616-3781 for estimates. 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, 704-692-4449.

TALL PINES CORPORATION. “We would love to make your dream come true!” (704) 600-5438 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. 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.

YARD SALES CLEVELAND COUNTY WOODBRIDGE/MOSS LAKE KINGS MOUNTAIN. Saturday, Sept. 11th, 2021, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM. COMMUNITY WIDE YARD SALE! Visit all Woodbridge sections, North, South, East, West & Main. From all locations take Hwy 74, Moss Lake/Waco Exit. Go north on Stoney Point Rd. See direction signs at Woodbridge Handy Mart at the corner of Stoney Point Road and New Camp Creek Church Road. Kings Mountain, NC 28086

FOR SALE WOMEN’S XL HARLEY DAVISON LEATHER JACKET. Worn only 3 times. Paid $300 new, will take $100. (704) 4778598

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 RETIRED GENERAL CONTRACTOR AVAILABLE for small job repairs and fixes. Deck repair a specialty. Rutherford/Cleveland County areas. Bob, 828-476-6058. JIM’S PAINTING SERVICE. Exterior painting only. Free estimates. You will be pleased with our work. We have references. 828-287-9172

WEATHERTECH FLOOR MATS. 1 Front & Back Set of Black for 2016 Honda CR-V $75 AND 1 Front & Back Set of Black for 2018 Honda CR-V $75 “Both Sets Like New!” (704) 477-8598 CUT THE CABLE. Get 12,000 channels. Watch new movies, Spanish, English, Indian, Arabic. Sports, NBA, NFL, ESPN, Soccer, all live, adult movies, all for $150. Payments available. 1 year subscription for TV channels $149. Also 50” Samsung Smart TV, $350. Need Sales People. (704) 962-9007 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. ANTIQUES & MORE N BEAMS MILL. Furniture, Antiques, collectibles, man cave items, bottles & more. Thurs.Fri., 10am-5pm. Sat., 9am4pm. Closed Sun.-Wed. 4135 Fallston Road, Shelby. (Hwy 18 north.) LABOR DAY SALE. Farm table with 4 chairs, vintage victrola. Also look for our specials outside. 704-3126410. WOMENS CLOTHING. Lots of Womens Clothing Sizes 12,18,20. Dresses, Tops, Pocket Books, Pants with jackets. Real Nice Clothing. 828-287-0982

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DEER CORN. SHELLED, 50lbs, $10.05. 828-287-3272.

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

ALL METAL GARAGES. Big Discounts! Zero down. Call for more details. 828-382-0455. PROPANE GRILL TANKS RE-FILLED. Only $10.99. Call 828-287-3272. 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. KILL ALL YOUR WEEDS! Ranger Pro 2.5 gallon. $44.00. 828-287-3272. METAL & PLASTIC DRUMS WITH LIDS & RINGS. $20. Food Grade Totes $100, #2 $75. Burning Barrels $10. Solid top Plastic $10. 15 Gallon Plastic Jugs $20. 90 lb Anvil $200. (828) 327-4782 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. 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. REFRIGERATORS, STOVES, WASHERS, DRYERS. Discount Prices. 1205 Earl Road, Shelby NC. (704) 487-4443 FLAG POLES, FLAGS IN STOCK. Pickup or we deliver and install available. J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City. Call 828-245-5895. 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 6X10 & 6X12 DUMP TRAILERS In STOCK. (5 Ton) contact J. Johnson Sales, Inc., Forest City. (828) 245-5895 7 TON & 5 TON EQUIPMENT TRAILERS. In Stock! contact J. Johnson Sales, Inc., Forest City. (828) 245-5895 PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS with Scratch Pads! Press Room Printing. 704482-2243. (704) 538-5788 TRAILERS, LAWNMOWER TRAILERS, Flatbed Trailers, Enclosed Trailers, Horse and Cattle Trailers, Saddlery. Check our prices and quality before you buy. Bridges Riding Equipment. Boiling Springs, NC. (704) 434-6389 GENUINE BROWN LEATHER SECTIONAL SOFA. 139.5” long. Still in plastic. Paid $3000, asking $1000 firm. Can deliver local. $20. (704) 472-3472 FURNITURE FOR SALE. Like new red sofa and love seat. Paid $2000, asking $600 for set. Beige sofa set $600. New leather sofa $700. 2 king size beds with mattresses. 1 full bedroom suite, $1000. 3 recliners $75 ea. Dinette table & 6 chairs with hutch $1000. Dark brown lounge and sofa $400. Blue recliner $60. Antique chest of drawers. Washer & dryer $300 ea. Christmas decor, and other various furniture & misc items. 864-805-0175 OLD RECORDS LOT OF 7000. APPROX. 7000 RECORDS, RANGING FROM 40’S TO EARLY 70’S. CONDITION FROM GOOD TO BRAND NEW IN PLASTIC COVER. NO CHERRY PICKING! RECORDS COLLECTED OVER SEVERAL YEARS. IE: SINATRA, CLINE, ELVIS, ETC. MUST SELL THE ENTIRE LOT. SERIOUS BUYERS ONLY PLEASE! LEAVE MESSAGE. (828) 625-9744 CSISAMS@HOTMAIL.COM RIDING/PUSH MOWERS, GARDEN TILLERS, GOKARTS, MINI-BIKES. Ready to mow. All in excellent condition. Can deliver, 30+ years experience in repair work. 828980-0853, 704-476-9383. LOTS OF CLOTHING. Dresses, pants, tops and jackets. Size 12, 18 & 20. Tops: small, medium, large. $5.00 each. 828-287-0982.

PURE RAW LOCAL HONEY. $18 per quart, $10 per pint. Produced in Rutherford County. Call or text Jackson Corbin, 828-980-1823. GONE WITH THE WIND DOLLS. Trading cards with tote, Little Rascals VHS never opened, Family Pack VHS never opened, Clay pigeon thrower, Huffy Good Vibration bike. 828-829-6821. HOYER LIFT/ROLLATOR. Rollator used once & Lift never used, in great condition. Lift has 2 batteries and adjustable sling & back. (704) 692-0724 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 FIREWOOD FOR SALE. Long wheelbase load, Full loaded. $70.00/load. Delivered. 864-492-4793 or 803627-9408. ELLENBORO VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT has pics of Ellenboro Volunteer Fire Department gifts including mini-hoops, fridge magnets, t-shirts, binders, coffee mugs, more NC4Ever@

WANT TO BUY WE BUY JUNK VEHICLES. WE PAY TOP DOLLAR FOR VEHICLES RUNNING OR NOT, MUST HAVE A TITLE OR ID. (704) 487-5244 CRESTMIDDLE@AOL.COM 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 WANTED: OLD AND NEW AMMO. Reloading supplies. Call 828-245-6756 or cell # 828-289-1488.

FARM & GARDEN YANMAR 2210 26HP DIESEL TRACTOR Shuttle shift. Rebuilt head. New water pump and hoses. 4 new tires, rear tires filled with antifreeze, and wheel spacers. New radiator and new starter. Oil and filter changed, with new antifreeze. Excellent condition! $4625.00 OBO. (704) 718-9122


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

GODFREY 20FT. PONTOON with New Trailer. 50 HP Johnson Motor. New Fish Finder & Trolling Motor. 2 Rods & Reels and Tackle Box. 3 Life Jackets. “ALL” for $3800 call 822305-5048 or (828) 582-1268

PETS & LIVESTOCK 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 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. FREE 2 PIGS, APPROX. 100LBS Male & female. No delivery. 704-692-6649 BEAUTIFUL GOLDENDOODLE PUPPIES. Ready to go, UTD on all shots goldendoodle puppies. Registered. Asking $1000. I have 1 brindle female left and the rest are black. I have 1 male and 6 females. (828) 829-6540 FOR SALE. HAIRSHEEP, RAMS, EWES, goats, pigmy cross, does and wethers, dwarf bucks. 828-248-8060 GUINEAS KEETS BABIES AND BANTAMS. Guineas Keets Babies $5.00. Bantams Babies $2.00 for sale. One to two weeks old. (704) 4769943 HEDGEHOGS AND SUGAR GLIDERS HOME. Male and female are available for both babies contact us if interested and for more info (915) 201-5269

CARS & TRUCKS 1986 SUBARU BRAT. Truck w/T-Top, $500, (1) 440 engine-$400, (3) 440 engine blocks-$1,000 and slide-in Truck Camper, long wheel base - $800. 704-418-1590. 2007 BUICK LACROSSE. V-6, 3.8 All Pwr, local Forest City car, 160k miles, $4800, call 828-980-8461 (828) 980-8461

1953 GOLDEN JUBILEE TRACTOR For Sale. Good condition. Asking $4,300 or best offer. Several implements for sale also. 704-868-3342

2014 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN Call for Price. Braunability Handicap Van. Side entry ramp. Transfer driver seat. Ideal van for disabled person who uses a wheel chair and can still drive. Equipped to add hand controls. (704) 692-6248 buck@

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

2006 DODGE CHARGER RT, 5.7 Lt Hemi motor, 215,567 miles, $7000. (828) 657-5567


2018 FORD FUSION. 24,400 miles, $17,995, Great Condition (704) 472-6337

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.

1996 CHEVROLET C/K 1500 Truck. Regular cab, long bed, V6, needs motor work. 828248-8060. (828) 248-8060


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BEAUTIFUL 0.87 ACRES. Located in Lincoln County. $38,000. Owner financing. 704-374-5073.

NICE COUNTRY SETTING. RENT TO OWN. 3 bedroom house. $800 month, $2000 down. New hear/air, new pump & elect. Own in 12 years. No interest, no finance. For more info, 980-552-9027, 864-8050175.



2007 HONDA 1300 VTX. Only 7,000 miles. New front tire. 2 helmets. Garage kept. $2,300. 828-453-8662 or 828-305-0363.

VACATIONS OCEAN LAKES MYRTLE BEACH. Cottage N34. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, den, kitchen, dining, covered deck, near country store. Call Dorcas, 803-718-2659, (803) 6359831 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.

Deadline: Friday at 12:00 Noon

1.97 ACRES, 3000 SQFT BUILDING. 1144 East Stagecoach Trail, Lawndale, NC 28090. INVESTORS: Great Investment. More than 100% one day return. 2020 assessed value $220,325. Purchase price $114,000 firm. Call Jim Brown, Washburn Real Estate, 828-429-1023 or 828-287-7325. 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.

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 rentals@thehumboldtpark. net

1/2 ACRE LOT UNRESTRICTED!! Near TIEC, $15,000. Call 864-909-1035 or visit:

WANT TO RENT WANT TO RENT Small two bedroom house or apartment in the vicinity of Allied Diecast in Rutherfordton. 828-829-0439

FOR RENT CLEVELAND COUNTY 2BR, 1BA HOUSE in Grover. 1300 sq.ft. Non-Smoker only. No Pets. $950.00/ mth. + deposit. 704-937-7630. 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 BEDROOM APARTMENT. Excellent location in Shelby. Hardwood floors, not HAP eligible, No pets, No Smoking. Heat & water included in $550 month. (704) 487-5480 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 704487-1114. 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

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 MOBILE HOMES & APARTMENTS. In Kings Mountain. Price starting at $100 per week. Call (704) 739-4417 2&3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Nice and clean, water furnished. Oak Grove Community, Kings Mtn. Call or text, 704-739-0259.

RUTHERFORD COUNTY 2 & 3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Small private park between Spindale and Forest City. Starting at $500 per month. 828-382-0475.

Little League coach Tony Owens talking to Jackson Heavner at one of his games. (photos provided)

Jackson Heavner with his travel ball team.


Jackson Heavner striking his “baseball card” pose.

From Page 1 were on the Dallas team as well, she said. Mrs. Heavner said Jackson was nominated to be on the Top Gun 12u travel ball baseball All-Star team this year based on his playing statistics. He was, she noted, “ecstatic.” Said Candace, “He played with the passion that

he carries and he played well, so by his statistics yet again Jackson was asked to be on the All-American team for 12U travel ball, one of 24 out of the 350 originally looked at. They said his weekend batting average was .636, and he turned heads.” For his part, Jackson said it feels very different to be playing in a national tournament “…because it is a big tournament, and it

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feels great to represent Cherryville!” Jackson said his favorite player is Fernando Tatis, Jr., “…because he is young and he followed his dreams.” Aside from baseball, Jackson said his other favorite sport is football; he looks up to his cousin, Will Heavner, who plays for CHS and also for Post 100. So far as being back to school, young Heavner said, “School is school, and I am glad to be back playing ball. I hope it stays this way!” Jackson Heavner proudly shows off Candace said his 2021 Little League Player of the Jackson has four Year plaque. older brothers, one of which repreisn’t playing baseball, he is sented Cherryville High School (Matt Rhyne) practicing baseball with his for wrestling in state cham- grandfather or his uncle. pionships and placed secMom Candace said ond. She noted that all of Jackson retired his Optihis siblings have graduated mist football pads this past high school and graduated week as he was asked to college and are married or are engaged to be married. play football for John ChaShe continued, “Jackson vis Middle School, addwill be in the seventh grade ing his optimist team and this year at John Chavis coaches are “super proud” Middle School. When he of him.

2021 Auton Family Reunion The J.H. Auton Family Reunion will be held at 1 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 12, at McKendree Methodist Church, which is located at 3537 Maiden Hwy., (aka Hwy. 321 N), Lincolnton, NC. Please bring a cov-

ered dish and family photos to share. Due to COVID19, the event is subject to change. For more information please contact Chucky Auton at (704) 913-2270, or Chris Beal at (704) 7323139.

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Sergeant Alonzo Allen Eaker and his beautiful wife, Vera Sellers Eaker, pose for the cameraman in this black and white photo.


Pam Anthony (husband, Ron); four grandchildren, Allen Eaker (wife, Lisa),

The family of Mrs. Vera Sellers Eaker all gathered together for a celebration in Cherryville a few years ago. (photos provided) Cherryville Charity League. “Mom loves her church,” said Pam and Danny, who

From Page 1 in 1974. One child, a little girl named Barbara Genette Sellers, was born Feb. 27, 1918 and passed in May of that same year. The remaining Sellers children: Marvin Sylvanis, Benjamin Sterling, Edith Lillian, Bertha Margaret, Ella Aline, Ophelia Deloria, Doris Augustus, and Shirley Sue, all married and had children and grandchildren of their own. Of the nine children, Vera and her sister, Shirley Sue remain to tell their kids and grandkids all the great family stories that are collected over a century of life. Mrs. Vera went to Tryon School, said her son, Danny, and daughter, Pam Anthony. Pam said her mother graduated April 18, 1939, and was known in her high school’s Senior Superlatives recognitions as having The Prettiest Hair; being the Best Dressed; and being The Friendliest. “Mom worked at Rose’s Dime Store (in Cherryville),” said Pam, and married a handsome soldier named Alonzo Allen Eaker on Dec. 27, 1942. America had been at war with the Japanese and Germany a little over a year when the two lovebirds were married. From this union came two children; son, Danny Eaker (wife, Judy); and daughter,

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Senior Citizen’s Club. “She belonged to the Order of the Eastern Star 156 in Cherryville and was a charter member of that organization,” said Pam. Danny and Pam both though spoke with great pride of one of their mother’s greatest accomplishments: her ceramics works. “She has been making

them since 1957 and has given many of them away as gifts to many friends and relatives,” said Danny. “Yes,” agreed Pam, who added, “She also quilted, did decoupage, and crafted purses and pocketbooks for many.” Pam and Danny also noted Vera’s longtime friends were Preston and Betty Melton,

with whom she went on many trips together. At her birthday party, attended by many, her family and many friends all sang “Happy Birthday” to her. Not to be outdone, she blew them all kisses, thanking them all for coming and helping her celebrate a century of a life well lived for God, her family, and her community!

Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo A. Eaker, of Cherryville. Valerie Keefe (husband, Dwayne); Heidi Anthony Cash (husband, Chad); and Wes Anthony (wife, Angie); and six grandchildren: Noah, Katie, and Sarah Eaker; Alex and Allie Anthony; and Austin Keefe. The Keefe’s live and work as missionaries in Australia while the other grandchildren live, go to school, or work in NC. Mr. Eaker, an honorably discharged U.S. Army veteran, passed away on Sept. 7, 1996, and not a day goes by that Pam and Danny said their mother doesn’t think about him. “He was the love of her life. They were inseparable,” said Pam. Pam noted her mother was named “Woman of the Year” on June 23, 1993, by the

added she grew up attending Mary’s Grove Methodist Church, but later became a member of Cherryville’s First United Methodist Church, joining in 1951. Said Pam, “She has been a member there for 70 years, and has been involved in the church. She belonged to the Mae Harrelson Sunday School Class, the Florene Styles Class-June Medlin Class, and has belonged to the Vera Eaker Circle, which was named after her and of which she was Chairman for many years.” Mrs. Eaker was also in the Dora Mill Woman’s Club and was President of it. She worked at the Dora Mill for 40 years, noted Mrs. Anthony, who added Vera also belonged to the Cherryville

The Eakers – Alonzo, Pam, Danny, and Vera pose for a Christmas-time family photo.

Cherryville’s Main Street hosting food vendors, music, and shopping “Third Thursday” events are held this summer and fall by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

Cherryville’s Main Street will come alive every third Thursday of the summer and fall months with food trucks, live music, and special shopping deals, according to a media release from Downtown Director David Day. Said Mr. Day, “The first

event was held Thursday, June 17, from 5-7 p.m. That evening, in the Mini Park, the featured food truck was Cousins Main Lobster and music was by Opal Moon.” Day noted Main Street merchants will be open and offering special deals. Both Houser Drug and Butter Me Up are selling ice cream, he said, in the media release. “We want to make Main Street a summer evening destination for our citizens,” Day continued.

Day also noted that in addition to the food, music, and shopping deals, residents can enjoy the ever-improving amenities of the Mini Park. “We’re working on new and more seating for our summer events,” said Day. “Plus, we now have free WiFi in the Mini Park. And, of course, our beautiful red and while petunias are multiplying.” For more information, citizens may call the Main Street office at (704) 4353451.

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