Cherryville Eagle 8-18-21

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Wednesday, August 18, 2021

GOOD NEWS: City receives $ 967,565.44 in ARP funding Mayor Beam states he plans to run for re-election by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

Volunteers Doug Blackburn and Libby Brackett were two among the many who volunteered to help out at St. John’s One Body One Mission Backpacks program on Aug. 7. (photo provided)

Ninth Annual One Body One Mission Backpacks event held at St. John’s Church gives away school supplies to kids to help their start back to school by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

For nine years One Body One Mission ministry has been loading backpacks with much-needed school supplies and giving them out. This year was no exception as the group had a nice turnout on

Saturday, Aug. 7, for kids and their parents or guardians to come by and get blessed not only with the backpacks, but with a delicious lunch and, if they wished, great haircuts so they could look sharp and feel great about going back to class. The One Body-One Mission community school supply drive started in 2012 and was, according to an earlier Eagle article, originally started by Kelly Allen, a See BACKPACKS, Page 4

Cherryville Fire Chief and City Manager Jeff Cash and son, Quentin at the Aug. 12, NCSFA meeting and swearing in of Quentin as the organization’s 134th President. (photo provided)

Quentin Cash sworn in as 134th President of NCSFA

On Monday night, Aug. 9, the Cherryville City Council held their monthly regular session at the Community Building and after their normal proceedings to start things, approved the previous meetings’ minutes. During the Mayor’s comments, Mayor H.L. Beam made it plain he intends to seek re-election as the town’s mayor. “I am stating this on the record and to clear up any See CITY, Page 2

Cherryville police systems administrator Jon Rudisill receives his certificate for his 30 years of service to the City from Mayor H.L. Beam, III, at last Monday night’s, Aug. 9, regular session meeting. (photo by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

City of Cherryville’s new website now up and running by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

Cherryville has a new web site and it is now up and running, according to Downtown Director David Day, who noted he and others felt it was time for a change and an update. The catalyst of change, noted Mr. Day, was simple. “The previous web site was done several years go. The company that designed it basically took the first website, copied it and loaded it. The software to use it was extremely difficult and only one or two persons could post or update anything and that would take a lot of time and was extremely limited,” he said recently.

As for the catalyst for change, day noted it “…was moving our city forward with the new business, new Main Street, and growth.” He continued, “The marketing of our website and city needed to be user friendly to our community, informative. The majority of people use either their smart phones or tablets and our new site works well with those and allows the user to maneuver easier. We are implementing QR (phone scannable) codes around town soon to allow information for our museums, historic buildings and information about our city. “One new use we’ve used is the QR codes on signs at the Dixie Softball tournament and also the Legion Tournament. Instead of printing

This is just one of the many colorful moving images you can find at the header of Cherryville’s new web site. (screen shot by David Day) thousands of brochures to hand to our visitors, they’re able to scan the QR code and it brought them directly to our website under visitors.” From there, Day said, with other new software, users are able to search for restaurants, retail, and other serves by sorting them to their needs. “We are the only city in

the state using this software. It is extremely easy to navigate and also change as our city changes,” he said, adding, “We had over 2,300 hits on our website the week of the Legion ball tournament and we know 80 percent of them were done by smart phones and tablets. We can See WEBSITE, Page 2

Unique room, done in memory of Boyer, will help elementary students

Sensory Room/ Calming Castle On Saturday, Aug. 12th, resenting 1,362 fire depart- brainchild of Eagle 2021 at the North Carolina ments. Quentin has been on Scout Wyatt Wilson State Firefighters Association (NCSFA)/North Carolina Association of Fire Chiefs (NCAFC) Annual Conference in Raleigh, Quentin Cash was sworn in as the 134th President of the 56,000 members of the NCSFA. This association represents the NC Fire Service from Murphy to Manteo, rep-

the board for several years, moving through the officer chairs. He was nominated by the Western NC Association of Firefighters Association. He first served as a board member, then he was elected to 2nd Vice Chair, 1st Vice Chair, and on Saturday night he was sworn in as President of the association. He will serve one year as President from 2021-2022 and his final year will be as Past President from 2022-2023. What makes Quentin’s term unique is that he is one See CASH, Page 2


On Monday, Aug. 9, a very special room was dedicated at Cherryville Elementary School. It has a two-fold goal; one, to remember a very special person and teacher, Ms. Nicole Boyer; and two, to help children with special needs have a room where they can come and sit or play and relax or otherwise explore learning See ROOM, Page 4

In this group photo are: Ashley Dixon, Katie Estes, Tammy Wilson, Wyatt Wilson (project creator and coordinator), Mary Capps, Cherryville Elementary Principal Mrs. Audrey Hovis, Lori Hughes, Sara Cardamone (Miss Boyer’s cousin), and Cherryville Elementary’s Resource Specialist & Librarian, Melanie Sherrill. Kneeling in front of the group are Wyatt’s twin sister and 2021 CHS grad, Izzy Wilson, and Gracie Cardamone. (photo by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

Thank you to Shelby, Cleveland County

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Joan Anthony Auton CROUSE – Mrs. Joan Anthony Auton, 88, of Gaston Webbs Chapel Rd., passed away Friday, Aug. 13, 2021 at her residence in Crouse. Joan Auton was born on July 5, 1933 in Lincoln County, NC, a daughter of the late Elizabeth Clark Anthony and

Doris Craft Anthony. Joan retired from Vermont America in Lincolnton, NC. She was a member of Crouse United Methodist Church and the Methodist Women’s Circle. She was also a member of Cherryville American Legion Unit 100 Ladies Auxiliary. Joan was an excellent cook and baker. She was always trying new recipes. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. Auton Sr., “Charlie”; an infant brother; and sisters, Reba Ford, formerly of Crouse, and Cornelia Moss, formerly of Cherryville. Survivors include her son, Charles E. Auton Jr., “Chucky”; grandson, Charles E. Auton, III, “Chip” and wife, Casey; great-grandchildren, Cayleigh and Cambrey Auton, which were very

dear to her heart; and special friend and caregiver, Faye Heavner. Mrs. Auton lay-in-state Monday, Aug. 16, 2021 from 5 to 7 p.m., at Carpenter – Porter Funeral & Cremation Services. Private funeral services were held at Crouse United Methodist Church. Burial followed at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Crouse UMC, 3311 Crouse School Rd., Crouse, NC, 28033; or Lincolnton Hospice, 900 Dontia Dr., Lincolnton, NC, 28092. Condolences may be made to Carpenter – Porter Funeral & Cremation Services served the family of Mrs. Auton.

CASH From Page 1 of the youngest ever to serve as President. Also, Quentin and his dad, Fire Chief Jeff Cash, are the first father/son to serve as President of the NCSFA. This made history for the NCSFA since this has never occurred before. Jeff served as President from 2000-2001. What made Saturday night even more special for those in attendance, especially for the Cash family, was that the Board of Directors allowed Chief Cash the honor and privilege to swear Quentin and the other officers into their respective offices. Quentin is a member of the Cherryville Fire Department and is employed full-time as Battalion Chief at the Shelby Fire Department. Quentin graduated from Cherryville High

WEBSITE From Page 1 see who’s using the site, age groups, what the searches are for and it provides us data for economic growth and predictions of needs. This is a great savings over printing brochures.” David said they began working on the idea in August 2020. “I was asked to start doing promotions not only for Main Street but the city as a whole. We looked at several companies for ease of design and user-friendly software for our future so we wouldn’t have to invest in a full time IT person to handle the major work load this requires keeping it updated. “We used a consultant from Rocky Mount, Strategic Performance. The city had use them in the past and they

CITY From Page 1 rumors that have been going around,” he said, noting that he still feels like he has more to see done and to make sure gets done for the town and its citizens, adding, “I believe our downtown projects are going well; the water and sewer projects by Cajenn all seem to going well too.” Mayor Beam also noted he had good news from the state for the City in that Cherryville had received their first allocation of ARP (American Rescue Plan) funding to the tune of $967,565.44, which he said had already been deposited into the City’s bank account. Mayor Beam noted the City would receive another check of a similar amount next year. In other “Mayor’s comments” information, Mayor Beam noted the property at 903 E. Church St., has been cleaned up and boarded up and that he and City Manager Cash had attended the Main Street kick-off address. “The Council also wants

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Crouse woman arrested on drug charges

the parking lot of Walmart at 306 North General’s Boulevard in Lincolnton. Hamrick was taken into custody after a brief struggle. Officers seized 6.7 grams of heroin from her at that time. Hamrick was taken into custody on warrants charging her with seven counts of trafficking heroin, three counts of maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance, possession with

intent to sell and deliver heroin, and sell and deliver heroin. She was taken before a Lincoln County magistrate and placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $251,000 secured bond. Most drug-related investigations begin with tips or complaints from citizens. Narcotics investigators then begin using various tools and investigation methods, such as a surveillance operation, to build a case. Anyone with information concerning drug related activity is urged to call the Drug Tip line at (704) 7368606, or Lincolnton/Lincoln County Crime Stoppers at (704) 736-8909. All tips are investigated and callers can remain anonymous.

ARRESTS 8-5: Ryan Young Fisher, 28, 2408 Whitworth Rd., Cherryville, was arrested at 2412 Whitworth Rd., Gaston County, by GCPD officers on one count of an OFA (contempt of court/perjury/ court violation). 8-7: Donna Wright Jones, 50, 959 Mary’s Grove Rd., Cherryville, was arrested at 4425 Dallas – Cherryville Hwy., Gaston County, by GCPD officers

on one count of an OFA (contempt of court/perjury/ court violation). 8-10: Lathen Nathaniel Adams, 33, 604 E. Church St., Cherryville, was arrested at 105 S. Liberty St., Gastonia, by Gastonia PD officers on one count of simple assault. 8-11: Jaquayla Avaonny Littlejohn, 29, 300 Doc Wehunt Rd., Cherryville, was arrested at 1900 Jenkins Dairy Rd., Gastonia, by

Gastonia PD officers on two counts of a warrant from another agency. INCIDENTS 7-27: GCPD officers report further investigation into arson at 600 Charlie Carpenters Trl., Crouse. 7-31: GCPD officers report closing/clearing by arrest a drug/narcotic violation and a drug equipment violation at 304 Hephzibah Church Rd., Crouse.

A Crouse woman was arrested on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021 by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies in connection with a drug investigation that began in October of 2020. According to a media release from the LCSO, on October 12, 2020, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigators arrested a suspect leaving the woman’s home in the 4200 block of Hwy. 182, Crouse. During the traffic stop officers seized 70 grams of heroin. After continued surveillance for several months, narcotics officers were able to conduct two undercover purchases of heroin from the woman, Kristen Denise Hamrick, 31, who lives at the residence. Around 3:20 p.m. on Aug. 10, 2021 investigators approached the woman in


■ POLICE Quentin Cash speaks at his swearing in as 134th President of the NCSFA at the Aug. 12, 2021 North Carolina State Firefighters Association (NCSFA)/North Carolina Association of Fire Chiefs (NCAFC) Annual Conference in Raleigh. (photo provided) School, Appalachian State University, Cleveland Community College, and Columbia Southern University. He is a former NCSFA Firefighter of the Year, along with his father, Jeff and his uncle, Capt. Chris “Pudge” Cash. Quentin has received numerous awards and holds multiple certifications.

He resides in Ranlo with his wife Erin. He is the son of Jeff and Cynthia Cash. His brother is Chad Cash and wife Heidi. He is the grandson of Maxine Eaker and Bob Cash, deceased, and Mr. and Mrs. William B. “Dub” Beam, deceased. He is a member of the First Baptist Church, Cherryville.

helped us look and decide on the design. We had several virtual meetings and provided them the ideas we felt would be best and they did the initial setup of the site, and transferred our information. This took several months of approvals, checking, updating and getting ready to launch. “On June 1, we transferred from the previous company and we went live at 4 p.m., that afternoon. Since then, myself and Maddison Freeman (of the Cherryville Police Department), have been adding more material, updating and enhancing it daily. Since the launch – and we’ve not even actually made it known publicly – we’ve had over 2,900 hits on the site. Our city has been searched for over 830 times looking for specific information and we feel now is the time to launch it so the citizens of Cherryville can make better use if it and our

other social media.” As for what is “new and improved” with this site as opposed to the older one, Mr. Day replied, “The new site is more modern and features businesses and actual parts of Cherryville. The photo on the old site wasn’t even our town. There are blogs so our citizens can find the current status and updates of our Main Street revitalization, videos of the ‘Monday with the Manager’, City Council meetings and blogs from the mayor. We had new photos made of our council members and even more information will be online soon. These improvements make the page easier to navigate and we can change, update and enhance daily if need be. We review the navigation of the site weekly and have made changes. Our goal is user-friendly, informative and (having) information in a current modern setting.”

Regarding extra features on this web site that weren’t on the previous one, David noted, “We are in the process now of adding email-text software to our citizens at no cost. This will allow us to notify them of information concerning our city. We can even pinpoint certain areas to notify if there is a power outage, street closure or other things so we can keep them informed. This should be launched mid-September and it is an option our citizens can use. Their emails will not be sold to or distributed to marketing emailers nor would their phone numbers.” Day said folks can find our site at www.cityofcherryville. com. “We did not change the previous URL address, just the content,” he said. Day continued, “The reason we chose this particular company was the ease and features that came at no extra expense. One feature we are

enjoying is when we do an update or add information, with one click we can add it to our City of Cherryville, Main Street, or Chamber of Commerce Facebook page. We have also developed an Instagram account that we’ll be using as well.” Lastly, Mr. Day said, “We actually review all information sent to the Main Street office from all of our notifications. Mayor H.L. Beam, City Manager Jeff Cash, Police Chief Cam Jenks, Acting Fire Chief Jason Wofford and other cities employees frequently send us notifications and we post them daily and often hourly. “Our goal is not only to provide our citizens with current information but future events, and activities through our entire town. Again, we will take advantage of the QR codes and other digital marketing to our website. We also work with a company in

Charlotte doing some digital marketing for us. We design the ads and they are promoted through the five surrounding counties on Youtube, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and a few others. “This is reaching over 50,000 people a month about our town and we have actually spoken to several who’ve seen our marketing, driven into town to see our banners, flowers, and have had lunch at one of our restaurants and shopped in our merchants’ stores. “As Cherryville and our economic development grows, we will see this website used more, and more additions will be added to keep our citizens and businesses informed, promoted and marketed. We are very excited about how this has come into play and feel it’s a great needed tool for our future.”

to extend our congratulations to the Dixie Girls Softball team, the Angels, for their winning the World Series in Moncks Corner, South Carolina,” said Beam. Mayor Beam also said he and Mr. Cash attended the County ETJ meeting where Piedmont Lithium and its representatives talked about what their mine would mean for Gaston County and its communities, adding that on Aug. 6, the County Commissioners had imposed a moratorium on the lithium mine’s further operations, at least until they could look at things in more depth. Under the “Citizen’s to be heard” section of the meeting, former Mayor Wade Stroupe, of 210 S. Dixie St., said he just wanted the Council to be aware, as regards the county wanting to bring in their own water and sewer lines to the area Piedmont is looking at, that Cherryville already has water and sewer lines in that area. Said Mr. Stroupe, “I just want us to be aware of that and to be on top of things about that, is all.” Mayor Beam thanked Mr. Stroupe and added,

“Our main concern in this is what will Cherryville get from it (the county’s wanting to locate their own W/S lines).” Next to the podium was Huntersville developer Michael Foss who was there to show, as he said, “…support for the tax amendment (flexible options on housing) and to let Council know that their company was going to ask for annexation and tell Council their plans about possibly donating sewer and water and infrastructure aspects of their proposed buildings they presented to Council at the last session. Council also recognized employees Jon Rudisill and Chris King; Rudisill for 30 years of employment with the City and King for 20 years. They also intended to recognize Capt. Nathan Bowman for receiving the Western NC Association of Firefighter’s Fire Officer of the Year award. Mooresville Deputy Fire Chief Shane LaCount was to have presented the award to Capt. Bowman but neither individual was present, so Council postponed the special recognition until a later date. Planning and Zoning

Director Derrick Mackey talked about the Council granting a CUP (conditional use permit) on parcels of property located at 1444 W. Academy St., for Georgia developer Dennis Blackburn, whereupon they voted to do so. Mr. Mackey then asked Council to set a date for a public hearing on property rezoning of 114 Cone Street. Council agreed to set one for their Sept. 13, regular session. Two vacancies on the Cemetery Committee were filled as Council agreed to appoint Councilwoman Jill Parker-Puett to it as the Council’s liaison. Councilmen Malcolm Parker and Gary Freeman voted to approve the appointments of Billy Crews and Linda Hudson to the Cemetery Committee to fill the vacancies that will be left by Mr. Bob Faires, and Mr. Bob Gilreath. City Manager Cash went over the City’s COVID-19 policy updates, which they all agreed to discuss further at their Aug. 31 work session. Council then discussed other business before going into closed session. City Manager Cash said

the next day (Wednesday, Aug. 11) there was no action taken. “It was an EDC project

where the Mayor, Council, and staff were provided information only,” Mr. Cash noted.


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Anne of Green Gables playing at Cherryville Little Theatre Anne of Green Gables is coming Aug. 20, to Cherryville Little Theatre. Actress and CLT member Sarah Fox Sandoval noted in a recent media release that performances for “Anne of Green Gables” at Cherryville Little Theatre will open Friday, Aug. 20. Said Sandoval, “After more than a year of no in-person theatre due to COVID-19 we are excited to open our doors again!” Sandoval said “Anne” is the classic tale of a plucky girl who touches the lives of everyone she meets in 1905-era Prince Edward Island, Canada. The play is written by Jody Johnston Davidson and is produced by special arrangement from Pioneer Drama Service, Inc., of Denver Colorado. It is directed by Jim Chandler. The CLT dates and times are as follows: Aug. 20, 21, 27, and 28, at 7 p.m., and Aug. 22, and 29, at 3 p.m. Sandoval said tickets may be purchased online at, or at the door. The cast for the play is listed as follows: character (played by) – Marilla

Angela Nicole Shrum (Diana Berry) Sarah Fox Sandoval (Anne Shirley) David Sandoval (Gilbert Blythe) Hannah Hood (Josie Pye) photos provided)

Sarah Fox Sandoval (Anne Shirley) Cuthbert (Leslie Brown); Rachel Lynde (Caroline Dedmon); Gilbert Blythe and Stationmaster (David Sandoval); Anne Shirley (Sarah Fox Sandoval); Matthew Cuthbert (Kevin Burke); Mrs. Spencer and Josie Pye (Hannah Hood); Mrs. Blewett and Mrs. Barry & Mrs. Harris (Sydney Bridges); Diana Barry (Angela Nicole Shrum);

and Miss Stacy (Gaia King). The crew for the play pfoduction is: Stage Manager – Becca Hood; Lights – Joseph England; Sound – Erika Danielle; Backstage – Mackenzie Bridges; Elizabeth Bennett, and Addie Seate; Costumes – Linda Sharp; and Flowers – Barbara DePalma.

Angela Nicole Shrum (Diana Berry), Sarah Fox Sandoval (Anne Shirley)

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Need to connect to WiFi? Try Your CBL’s parking lot! by TRACI POLLITT Cherryville Library Branch Manager The last 18 months or so have been difficult in many ways for many people. Perhaps some of the biggest issues came with the closures and/or partial closures of schools here in N.C. and across the country. School systems turned to remote learning, issuing tablets to students, which helped those without their own personal computers or devices. However, barriers still existed for those with poor or no Internet connections. Solutions needed to be found, and the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDCR) went looking for them. Enter the federal CARES Act and a grant for funding possible solutions. The NCDCR created an initiative called NC Student Connect to address barriers and inequalities with online access. Their first project was “Park and Learn” which sought to provide free high-speed WiFi access to students in rural communities. How? By helping install WiFi hotspots at sites such as state parks, historic sites, school, and – wait for it – libraries! In addition to more than 350 locations receiving these hotspots, the NCDCR purchased more than 84,000 hotspots to distribute to more than 200 school systems and/or charter schools. The Gaston County Public Library was one of the library systems that benefitted from the “Park and Learn” project. Back in December last year, our own Cherryville Branch Library received one of these WiFi hotspots for our parking lot. Additional hotspots were installed at the branches in Lowell, Belmont, Bessemer City, Dallas, and Mount Holly. The great news is that access should be 24/7! There is one big difference that we want to make sure every patron knows and that is the network name. If you are inside our library wanting to use WiFi, we direct to you to “Libraries WiFi” – but if you are in our parking lot wanting to use this hotspot, you will connect to “NCGuestWiFi”. This will take you to the login screen which has the NC Student Connect logo on it. It will have a box in the mid-

The North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDCR) created an initiative called NC Student Connect to address barriers and inequalities with online access. (graphic provided) dle saying “Welcome to NC Student Connect Free Wi-Fi” and a link to “Accept and Connect”. Once you click that last box, you should be connected. We wanted to get the word out to our patrons about this great partnership, especially with school starting again. If you or your student needs to get connected, head to our parking lot! Do keep in mind that while the connectivity is 24/7, printing and copies can

only be done during our public service hours. For more information on library and community news, call us at (704) 435-6767, or stop by the branch at 605 E. Main Street. Our public service hours are 10 a.m., to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 10 a.m., to 2 p.m., Friday and Saturday. Remember – stay healthy, stay safe – and now, stay connected!

Palmer Huffstetler Sr. was invited to attend museum board meeting last Tuesday, Aug. 10, whereupon in honor of all the work he put in at the museum the board presented Mr. Huffstetler with a Museum afghan with the Museum and Train Depot printed on it. The current Chairman Mark Upchurch made the presentation. Palmer, it is noted, along with Howell and Ruth Stroupe, were the Cherryville Historical Museum’s first board members. Palmer was also the first chairman of the Cherryville Historical Association, Inc. The Museum and its volunteers and board members all say “Thanks” to Mr. Palmer Huffstetler Sr., and to Howell and Ruth Stroupe for being first board members and all their work to save our Cherryville history. (photo provided)

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Volunteer Stephanie Vroege and St. John’s Lutheran Church Backpacks Program coordinator Kim Eaker at one of the tables with backpacks that were filled and were available to any age group. (photo by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)


pharmacist at Medical Center Pharmacy in Cherryville and Cherryville Area Ministry’s director Sherry Curry. Today, Mrs. Eaker is the co-chairperson with Mrs. Sherry Curry. Kim noted that while the 2021 event was hosted by St. John’s Lutheran this year, various Cherryville churches have hosted the event at other times. When asked about how many backpacks were made up and/or given out, Kim said, “We had 64 students register for bags and 38 bags were given out to

Cherryville Mayor H.L. Beam, III welcoming everyone who came to the Saturday, Aug. 7, One Body One Mission Backpacks program. (photos provided)

Wyatt Wilson talks with those who came to view his Eagle Scout project – a Sensory Room at Cherryville Elementary. (photos by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

ROOM From Page 1 avenues that involve reaching out and exploring things on s sensory level. New Cherryville Principal Mrs. Audrey Hovis, said she a 2021 graduate from Cherryville High School, Wyatt Wilson, complete his Eagle Scout project at the school this summer. Said Mrs. Hovis, “He completed this project in memory of his previous teacher, Nicole Boyer, who passed away of cancer several years ago.” Wilson is a freshman band student who plans to major in English at Western Carolina University, and hopes to become a teacher one day, she said. His mother, Tammy, is also the school psychologist. A small group of around 10 or so gathered around 10 a.m., that Monday, including the school’s former Principal, Mr. Shawn Hubers, who transferred to Cherryville High School. Mrs. Hovis, transferred to

serve as Principal of Cherryville Elementary School in June. She was most recently the Principal at Holbrook Middle School, she said. Eagle Scout (Troop 323) Wyatt Wilson said the Sensory Room/Calming Castle was possible thanks to the help and support he received from his parents and family; his friends and fellow Scouts and Scout leaders; and others who saw the project as something whose time had come. He and his Scout friends, who worked with him on the project, put in many hours, he said. Those who came and helped were: Ethan Carpenter, Ben Hayes, Jackson Childers, JT Willis, and the Sherrills, Ethan, Kevin, and Colin. Said Wilson, “The Sensory Room area at Cherryville Elementary School, known as the ‘Calming Castle,’ has a purpose and that is to benefit the Exceptional Children’s Department at the elementary school. “This room will serve as a place where children

with autism, ADHD, and various other mental or behavioral impairments can be soothed and calmed by sensory tasks. The room holds numerous sensory tasks like the body-hugging swing and pea pod, the ‘mermaid’ fabric wall, and the sensory table. “This room is dedicated to the late Miss Nicole Boyer who served as a teacher at Cherryville Elementary School – she was actually my first and third grade teacher.” Wyatt noted the project began at the end of July and was actually completed in one day. Much of the material was ordered from Amazon with many of the tools coming from Cherryville’s own Ferguson’s ACE Hardware store, he added. At the event, Wilson said he wanted to thank all who came and to thank all the donors. Said Wilson, “We had seven Scouts who worked very hard on this project with me, and it was unheard of that we finished an Eagle project in one day!”

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students who had not registered.” So far as any backpacks not given out on the day of the scheduled event, Eaker said, “Bags will be available for students to come by the ministry that need assistance till we run out.” Another great aspect of the event is that the ministry also has stylists at the event so they can give free haircuts for al who wish to take advantage of the offer. “We had (stylists) Megan Harrison and Stephanie Digh there. They were the two hair stylists that did 14 haircuts,” said Mrs. Eaker. Kim said the backpack supplies were collected starting in July from churches and organizations in town, adding, “Volunteers from churches came on Monday (Aug. 2) and packed the bags before the event.” As for the many volunteers who were there that day, Kim said there were too many to name, but that she and Sherry were extremely thankful to all of them for giving their time and efforts to help the ministry hand out the backpacks. Additionally, Table of Grace gave out around 150 hotdogs, she added. Kim said, “Mayor H.L.

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Stylists Megan Harrison and Stephanie Digh did free haircuts for the kids at the One Body One Mission event held on Saturday, Aug. 7.

CPD Patrol Office Derek Thom came by and checked in on how things were going.

Beam welcomed everyone and Ed Beam followed with a prayer for the event and for all the students and the upcoming school year. We are so glad that our community can come together and help students with their supplies to be able to start the new school year with a bookbag of supplies and a fresh new haircut. This is a community event with a rotation of churches as the host. We are so thankful for such great participation by everyone in Cherryville!”

Former CHS graduate (Class of 2021) Wyatt Wilson shows his sister, Izzy Wilson, one of the tables in the Cherryville Elementary Sensory Room. The project has many hands-on and tactile items for children to play with, touch, and otherwise enjoy as part of their learning process. There is a plaque dedicated to Ms. Boyer, and Lori Hughes noted, “This room is a great part of her legacy. I think she would approve. Nicole would be speechless. The kids are going to love it!” Mrs. Hovis said, “I’m excited! It is an amazing addition for our students. They can now have a calm-

ing place to come to.” She also noted the students, when they come, will have an adult with them at all times, adding that, to her knowledge, this school having the room is a ‘first’, so far as she has ever seen or heard about. Former Cherryville Elementary Principal Shawn Hubers looked around,

clearly impressed when he came into the room. Said Mr. Hubers, “Ms. Boyer was a terrific teacher, and she meant a lot to Cherryville Elementary. Wyatt’s project is a beautiful tribute to Ms. Boyer and the sensory room is a great addition to Cherryville Elementary.”

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God desires a loving relationship with us Protesters speak out against COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health care workers outside Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem Tuesday, Aug 10. (photo by Anthony Crider/Carolina Public Press)

Some health care workers balk at hospitals’ COVID-19 vaccine mandates Some medical employees protest requirements for staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 at state’s largest hospitals by ANNA DEEN Carolina Public Press

As coronavirus case rates continue to climb in North Carolina, some employees of six major hospital groups in the state are pushing back against the employers requiring the COVID-19 vaccine for all employees. “I am against the mandate because I believe everyone has a right to choose what goes into their bodies,” said Bridget Stophel Smith, a respiratory therapist with Cone Health. Though she has received the COVID-19 vaccine and is in favor of wearing personal protective equipment in a health care setting, Smith said she has concerns over employers mandating vaccines that don’t yet have approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The N.C. Healthcare Association, the state’s hospital association, announced support for COVID-19 vaccine requirements for health care employees in late July. Cone Health, Novant Health, Wake Forest Baptist Health, Atrium Health, Duke Health and UNC Health groups announced the plans at the end of last month, though deadlines for when employees must be fully vaccinated vary among employers. Some employees are pushing back against the mandate by organizing protests and gathering on social media platforms like Facebook and MeWe, a platform with a light approach to content moderation that has made it popular among conservative groups as an alternative to Facebook. One private Facebook group with nearly 3,500 members – many of whom self-identify as health care workers, from registered nurses to EMTs – created more than 1,000 posts in the last month alone. Some group members are organizing a series of protests across the state, urging fellow protesters to contact elected representatives or expressing concerns around topics such as getting medical or religious exemptions. Following the announcements, employees who oppose the mandate began protesting, citing reasons that include the right to choose and religious freedom. At a protest Tuesday morning (Aug. 10) outside Wake Forest Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, James Agee of Winston-Salem said he was there to “protest medical tyranny” that requires “gene modification therapy.” He said he thinks the shots being administered are “not a vaccine.” Another protester, who identified as a nurse but declined to give her name for fear of retribution, said she worried about the adverse

reactions to the shot. She said she’d only feel safe to take the vaccine if there was a trial period of “five to six years.” Some state House Republicans sent a letter to executives at the six hospital groups, urging them to reconsider the vaccination requirement for employees with greater input from staff. Like many of her colleagues, Smith felt the vaccine requirement came out of nowhere. “It made me feel unappreciated and caught me off guard,” she said. Currently, 62 percent of employees at Cone Health are vaccinated, said Patrick Wright, marketing and communications specialist with Cone Health. The employer has hosted town halls and is offering 25 employee vaccine clinics. Cone Employees have until Oct. 8, to prove vaccination status. Religious and medical exemptions are still being reviewed and finalized on an individual basis. “We value our team members’ rights to voice their concerns,” Wright said in a statement. “At the same time, we remain steadfast in our decision to require the COVID-19 vaccine because keeping our patients and communities safe at all times is at the core of our values and our commitments.” Duke Health requires all team members, regardless of work location, to prove that they are fully vaccinated by Sept. 21, and to apply for religious and medical exemptions by Sept. 7, an internal message to employees from hospital executives said. Currently, staff members are more than 75 percent vaccinated, said Sarah Avery, director of Duke Health News Office. “Our highest objective is the health of our patients, their loved ones, our employees and our community, and this is what motivated the decision to require staff to receive COVID vaccinations,” said a statement from Dr. Thomas Owens, senior vice president of Duke University Health System. “Most of our staff members have already been vaccinated, and we are confident that the remainder will comply with the new requirement.” Employees of Duke Health who aren’t fully vaccinated by the deadline will receive a final written warning and face progressive administrative action, potentially leading to termination of employment, the message said. The announcements from health care employers came amid a series of vaccine mandates from other private and public sector employers, among which the state of North Carolina is requiring vaccine verification of state employees, Gov. Roy Cooper announced July 29. State employees who are See VACCINE, Page 9

In the “The Crown of His earlier Creation”. The aposyears of my tle John explains, “walk with “We love Him beChrist” cause He first loved a person us.” (1 John 4:19) asked me Just think of it in the if I could question of creation; briefly why did God create sum up the us? Now, you can message of REV. DR. BILLY LOWE sit and ponder that – Cherryville First the Bible. I PastorPresbyterian for a fairly long spell responded, but the bottom line “Sure. Reis this: for a loving lationship.” Now, after a relationship! God really more “mature walk with doesn’t need us for anyChrist”, I will say, “The thing. It was not for a need ‘summed up’ message of He created, but out of His the Holy love He created. Scriptures is a loving I spent some time relationship.” A LOVING searching out this theme of RELATIONSHIP! God desiring a loving relaThe Bible is full of this tionship with us and when I assertion that God desires a got to 100 scriptural verses, loving relationship with us, I stopped searching. One

would have been sufficient. From the beginning of the Old Testament to the end of the New Testament the Bible is rich with verses that clearly state it was God’s desire and plan to establish a loving relationship between human beings and Himself. Over the years, in the many funeral services I have been associated with, there are several favorite scriptural verses either the deceased left in their funeral plans or those loving family or friends have suggested in interviews with them. Two of these are Psalm 23 and John 14. And there is no wonder as to why. They both emphasize this theme of God desiring a loving relationship with us.

Psalm 23 reads, “Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil. For Thou art with me…” (Psalm 23:4) In death we will not walk alone. Why? God’s loving relationship. And in the Gospel of John, chapter 14, “…I go to prepare a place for you. I will come again and will take you to Myself, so that where I am, there you may be also.” (John 14:3) Again, God’s loving relationship. There is this desire of God to have a loving relationship with you. Accept His gift offered through Jesus Christ if you have not done so already. And continue to grow in that relationship if you have already accepted it.

Cherryville Area

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Waco Baptist Church 262 N. Main Street, Waco, NC Anthony Grove Baptist Church 100 Anthony Grove Road Crouse, NC 704-435-6001 Bess Chapel United Methodist Church 6073 Flay Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-7969 Bethlehem United Methodist Church 6753 NC 182 Highway Cherryville, NC 704-435-1608 Blessed Hope Baptist Church 3357 Fallston-Waco Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-8530 Body of Christ Fellowship Center 405 S. Cherokee Street Cherryville, NC Calvary Way Holiness Church 1017 Second Street Cherryville, NC Pastor Clifton Morgan Cherryville Church of God 810 East Main Street Cherryville, NC 704-435-2275 Cherryville Missionary Methodist Church 318 W. Ballard Street Cherryville, NC 704-435-6934 Emmanuel Baptist Church 1155 Marys Grove Church 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 Rudisill Chapel AME Zion Church 417 South Mountain Street Cherryville, NC 704-435-5621

Word of Faith Ministry 306 Doc Wehunt Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-5560 Zion Hill Baptist Church 3460 Zion Hill Road Cherryville, NC 704-435-3355

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Gaston College invites community to Aug. 19 Block Party College’s new look and mascot to be unveiled at free event by LINDA HEALY VESPA Public Relations – Gaston College

When the fall 2021 semester starts in late August, Gaston College will be sporting a new look. The College will reveal their new branding, including a new logo, colors, mascot, and tagline, on Thursday, Aug. 19, at the Gaston College Block Party. The community is invited to come to the Gaston College Dallas campus at 3 p.m., for the unveiling and to enjoy music, food, games, giveaways and other surprises until 8 p.m. There is no cost to attend this event. The event celebrates the exciting new look and new developments at Gaston College, an institution that has promoted lifelong learning and economic development since its founding over 57

years ago. The affordable, high quality educational programs and services it offers have long been recognized for their excellence. Recently, the College’s Practical Nursing Program was cited as the best in North Carolina, the Apprenticeship 321 program was named Outstanding Apprenticeship Partner by ApprenticeshipNC, and the College was ranked among the top online community colleges in the United States. New programs that prepare students for rewarding careers are expanding the College’s curriculum for the fall semester, and transfer programs and agreements that facilitate a smooth transition to a four-year school are in place. “We look forward to welcoming our students, employees, alumni, and the entire community to our Block Party,” said Dr. John Hauser, Gaston College president. “This rebranding initiative gives Gaston College a whole new look, and it signals the strengthening of

The reveal of Gaston College’s new branding takes place in front of the Morris Library on the College’s Dallas campus at 3 p.m., on Aug. 19. (photo provided) our commitment to providing in-demand programs, stateof-the-art technology, and opportunities for achieving academic and career success. “The relaunch of sports after 50 years is another sensational development at Gaston College,” Hauser continued. “Our student athletes, our experienced and accomplished athletics

department staff, and the student sports broadcasting team we’re assembling will give the entire Gaston College community even more reason to be proud of what we have to offer.” The athletics program includes men’s baseball and basketball, women’s softball, beach volleyball and cross-country, and esports. Athletics staff

and athletes will be at the event to meet community members and give a preview of new uniforms. The Gaston College Block Party on Aug. 19, will introduce to the community Gaston College’s new look and re-introduce in a fun and exciting way everything that makes the College one of the area’s most valuable assets.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet and engage with faculty and staff from many areas across the college, including admissions and both credit and non-credit program areas. For more information about this fun, free, open to the public event, go to www.

Cherryville’s Main Street food vendors, music, and shopping “Third Thursday” events to be held this summer and fall 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 Down-


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To help slow the spread of COVID-19, state departments of motor vehicles (DMVs) around the United States, and the Registry of Motor Vehicles in Canada, have expanded their online offerings, allowing drivers to book appointments or pre-pay for services. Unfortunately, scammers are using this opportunity to trick drivers with lookalike websites that steal money and personal information, according to new reports filed by consumers on How the scam works You need to change your car’s title, get a Real ID, or perform another service that you would normally do at your local motor vehicles office. Instead, you visit what you think is the motor vehicles website to learn about their new COVID19 procedures. Your state may now allow you to complete the transaction online, or you may need to schedule an in-person appointment through the motor vehicle website. But before you enter any personal or payment information, double check the site’s URL to make sure it’s the real deal. Scammers are taking advantage of the new online services by creating phony sites that claim to handle your license renewal or car title transfer. However, these cons really just steal your money and personal information, putting you at risk of identity theft. For example, one victim thought they had pre-paid for a driver’s license renewal on-


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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) 435-3451.


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celebration. The Guest speaker will be former Charlotte Observer writer and journalist, Joe DePriest, who is working on a book about Sunset Cemetery, along with Dr. June Hobbs and Hal Bryant.


The Broad River Genealogical Society will resume monthly meetings on Sept. 12, at 3 p.m., at the American Legion Post 82, on South Lafayette St., Shelby. This will kick off the organization’s 41-year


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Houser Drug and Butter Me Up will be 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



Dr. June Hobbs and Joe DePriest, who worked on the Sunset Cemetery book. They are pictured with Hal Bryant, who took the photos for the book. (photo provided

town Director David Day. Said Mr. Day, “The first event will be Thursday, June 17, from 5-7 p.m. That evening, in the Mini Park, the featured food truck will be Cousins Main Lobster and music will be by Opal Moon.” Day noted Main Street merchants will be open and offering special deals. Both

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The 2021 Dixie Girls Softball Angels team who won their World Series in Moncks Corner, S.C. The team and coaches were recognized at the Sunday, Aug. 1, final day of the Cherryville Post 100-hosted NC State Tournament. The Angels are standing near the eventual champion’s, Fuquay-Varina, during the code of conduct, prayer, and national anthem. The Angels rode around town on a fire truck just prior to coming to the field that day. The team members are Mary Ellis Upchurch, Chaslyn Montgomery, Darrah Beam, Zoe Culberson, Jenny Brown, Avery Beam, Blair Culberson, Katelin Huffman, Haylee Lynch, Addy Morehead, Addison Pruett, and Georgia Cruise. Their coaches are Matthew Anthony, Dustin Morehead, and Wes Culberson. Once again, congratulations to the World Series Champion DGSB Angels! (photos by Ned Yates)


On Saturday, Aug. 7, championship bass fishermen and a representative of Phantom Outdoors, along with Cherryville’s premier outdoor sports store, The Great Outdoors, held a Phantom Bass Class for roughly 30 to 40 youngsters at the Great Outdoors store. Bassmasters Classic past champion for the past two years, Hank Cherry, Cherryville’s own pro fisherman, Guy Eaker, and pro bass anglers, Patrick Walters and Fred “Pug” Clements spoke about the sport of professional bass fishing. Phantom Outdoors representative Chad Pennell was there as was Great Outdoors owner Tyler Beam. Lined up in the photo (and bracketing Cherry’s huge trophies) are (front row, left to right): Chad Pennell and Tyler Beam; and back row, left to right: Fred “Pug” Clements, Patrick Walters, Hank Cherry, and Guy Eaker. (photo provided)

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Cherryville Girls Golf - Fall 2021 DATE TIME HOST 8/17/21 3:00 PM West Lincoln 8/24/21 3:00 PM West Lincoln 8/24/21 3:00 PM West Lincoln 8/30/21 3:00 PM East Gaston 8/31/21 3:00 PM Bessemer City 9/7/21 3:00 PM Highland Tech 9/13/21 3:00 PM Cherryville 9/20/21 3:00 PM Burns 10/4/21 3:00 PM Thomas Jefferson 10/6/21 3:00 PM Cherryville 10/11/21 Conference Rain Date Regionals: 10/18/21 or 10/19/21 State Tournament: 10/25/21 through 10/26/21 * Conference Match

LOCATION Lincoln Country Club Lincoln Country Club Deerbrook Golf Club Green Meadows Golf Club Lincoln Country Club Lincoln Country Club Cherryville Country Club Woodbridge Golf Club Meadowbrook Golf Club Cherryville Country Club

Cherryville Lady Ironmen Volleyball - 2021 DAY DATE OPPONENT SITE Monday Aug. 16 Chase Home Tuesday Aug. 17 Forest View Away Thursday Aug. 19 West Lincoln Home Monday Aug. 23 Chase Away Tuesday Aug. 24 Lincolnton Away Thursday Aug. 26 Shelby Away Monday Aug. 30 West Lincoln Away Tuesday Aug. 31 E. Gaston Home Thursday Sept. 2 Burns Home Monday Sept. 6 Hunter Huss Away Tuesday Sept. 7 Bessemer Away Thursday Sept. 9 Highland Home Tuesday Sept. 14 E. Gaston Away Wednesday Sept. 15 Forest View Home Saturday Sept. 18 Midseason Tournament TBD (West Lincoln, Chase, Cherryville, Hunter Huss, Ashbrook, Hibriten) Tuesday Sept. 21 Thomas Jefferson Away Thursday Sept. 23 Burns Away Tuesday Sept. 28 Shelby Home Thursday Sept. 30 Bessemer City Home Tuesday Oct. 5 Highland Away Wednesday Oct. 6 Hunter Huss Home Tuesday Oct. 12 Thomas Jefferson Home Conference Tournament- Oct. 16, 18, 19 at higher seed Seeding for playoffs October 21 1st Round October 23

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ESTATE/YARD SALE Sat Aug 21st, 2021 from 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Estate Yard Sale, Furniture, household items, Tom Clark gnomes, tools, too much to list. 837 East Main Street, Shelby NC Shelby, NC 28150 (828) 2446597 RUTHERFORD COUNTY MINI ESTATE/YARD SALE Fri., Aug 20th, 2021 from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM & Sat., Aug 21st, 2021 from 8:00 AM 2:00 PM. Kitchen, household, golf memorabilia, holiday, toys. 636 West Main Street, Forest City, NC 28043

ANTIQUES 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.

FOR SALE 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 ELLENBORO VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT has pics of Ellenboro Volunteer Fire Department gifts including mini-hoops, fridge magnets, t-shirts, binders, coffee mugs, more 1800 BTU HOT POINT AIR CONDITIONER. $25. Two dorm refrigerators, $25 for small, $45 for large one. (704) 473-0618 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

SCHWINN IC4 EXERCISE BIKE. Schwinn ic4 exercise bike. Only a year old. Used moderately. Comes with the floor protection mat and the heart rate monitor. ONLY Asking $600. DEER CORN. SHELLED, 50lbs, $10.05. 828-287-3272. 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 $225. Payments available. 1 year subscription for TV channels $149. Also 50” Samsung Smart TV, $399. (704) 962-9007 ALL METAL GARAGES. Big Discounts! Zero down. Call for more details. 828-382-0455. PAIR (2) FRENCH DOORS $200. Each has 15 panes and locks & keys. Stained side was inside, painted side was outside. (704) 692-2092 FOR SALE Great Deal! Duncan Kiln 31 inches Tall Outside 22 inches Top Inside 17x19 call 704-487-7715 REFRIGERATORS, STOVES, WASHERS, DRYERS. Discount Prices. 1205 Earl Road, Shelby NC. (704) 487-4443 WOOD FOR SALE. Sale wood for $100.00, worth $300.00. Some has to be cut. 704-974-4247. FOR SALE Great Deal! Carolina Panther Season Tickets Available 2 Seats in Section 202 Lower Level 10 Games Total $2500.00 828-429-2963 DOLL COLLECTORS! Very rare German made 1911 (year) Shilling Doll. Excellent condition. $450. (704) 4340848 NEW POWER LIFT RECLINER. Paid $736 at Laughlin’s Furniture in Shelby. Sell for $500.00 Never used, grey catnapper. 828-748-7973. KING KOIL QUEEN SIZE pillow top, firm, 12 inch depth mattress set. Excellent condition. Cash only $400.00 Forest City. 828-305-1834 GREY POWER LIFT RECLINER, (CATNAPPER). Never used. Paid $736 at Laughlin’s in Shelby. Asking $500. (828) 748-7973 HORSE QUALITY HAY. Square and round bales, also 3x3x8’ bales. Call (704) 4876855 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 KILL ALL YOUR WEEDS! Ranger Pro 2.5 gallon. $44.00. 828-287-3272. NEW CANNING JARS with Lids & Seals. $17.67 per case. Call 828-287-3272.

SOLID OAK DINING ROOM HUTCH. Made by Kincaid Furniture. 80” h x 75” w x 19”deep. $400 (704) 477-8497 ACEPHATE FIRE ANT KILLER. Works great! $12.99. Call 828-287-3272.

1971 JOHN DEERE. Gas engine, 45.0 HP, with 15’ Bushhog, 8 speed, $6000. 864491-2816, (704) 692-7087 PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS with Scratch Pads! Press Room Printing. 704482-2243. (704) 538-5788 WE BUY UTILITY TRAILERS “Must Have Title” contact J. Johnson Sales, Inc., Forest City. (828) 245-5895 ANTIQUE CAST IRON BEIGE PORCELAIN PEDESTAL SINK. Comes with brass fixtures. Good condition. $275. 704-472-6555.

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PROPANE GRILL TANKS RE-FILLED. Only $10.99. Call 828-287-3272. 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. 16X40 OR TWO STORY BUILDINGS BUILT ON SITE. 1 DAY INSTALL. J. Johnson Sales INC. 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. 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. ONE CEMETERY PLOT in Boiling Springs for sale. $700.00 negotiable. 980-2898841

SYRUP CANE MILL. 3 Yard Vacs. Horse Drawn Pan. Call for info. (704) 931-0335 JOHN DEERE RIDING MOWER. 42” riding mower. Good condition. $250. (704) 473-7726 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.

WANT TO BUY WE BUY UTILITY TRAILERS. “Must Have Title” contact J. Johnson Sales, Inc., Forest City. (828) 245-5895 WE BUY JUNK VEHICLES. WE PAY TOP DOLLAR FOR VEHICLES RUNNING OR NOT, MUST HAVE A TITLE OR ID. (704) 487-5244 CRESTM IDDLE@AOL . COM CASH FOR YOUR CAR running or not, title or no title. Call Charles Dellinger at Red Road Towing. 704692-6767, (704) 487-0228

HEDGEHOGS AND SUGAR GLIDERS HOME. Male and female are available for both babies contact us if interested and for more info (915) 201-5269 GUINEAS KEETS BABIES AND BANTAMS. Guineas Keets Babies $5.00. Bantams Babies $2.00 for sale. One to two weeks old. (704) 476-9943 CHICKENS, TURKEYS, PIGS, FOR SALE Roosters and Hens for sale. Ameraucana, True Blue, Black Copper Marans, Red Sexlinks, and White Leghorns. Born March 2020. Also, have some soon to be laying, born April 21st, 2021. And some born May 23rd, 2021. Hens $15. Roosters $8. Turkeys. 1 White Broad Breasted hen $35. 1 Red Bourbon Tom 1 year old $50, 2 Spanish black poults born March 9th, 2021 $50. Each. 2 Bronz Broad breasted poults born March 9th, 2021 $50. Each. 2 Red Bourbon poults born April 27th, 2021 $25 each. 1 Red Bourbon poult born May 29th, 2021 $25. 2 Chester White/ Duroc pregnant (gilts)pigs born approximately April 2020, due approximately 1st of September. $500 each. 1 Durok boar 8 weeks old $100. Also have Homemade well built Chicken houses/tractors. Pictures available. 828 691 3025 (828) 691-3025 Vickiconnor.

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. INTERESTED IN ZERO TURN MOWER. I’m interested in buying a zero turn lawn mower. (No Kohler Engines) Call 704-300-8201

CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES 9 adorable pure Chihuahua puppies for sale. $200 ea. Variety of colors. 6 to 8 wks old. Parents on site. No papers. Dewormed. Text if interested (704) 860-7379

WANT TO BUY R-S Central yearbooks. 75 and older. Call 828-748-9774 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. WANT TO BUY CARS, TRUCKS. Trailers, Tractors, Farm Equipment. Must have ID and proof of ownership. Callahan’s Towing. (704) 6921006 DANNY’S AUTOWERKS. Buying used or junk cars. Competitive prices. Call Danny 828-289-3081 or Jimmy 828-289-1175. WANTED: OLD AND NEW AMMO. Reloading supplies. Call 828-245-6756 or cell # 828-289-1488.

FARM & GARDEN NEW SOUTHERN 5 FT. BUSH HOG. $1,250. 828-2873272. 12 ROUND BALES COASTAL HAY. 4.5’ bales. $35 each. Hwy 221 south of Chesnee, left of Cow Bridge Road. (864) 706-9738

PETS & LIVESTOCK TOY AUSSIE DOODLE PUPS. Average weight grown 8-12 lbs. Mother toy Ausssie father toy Red Poodle. 2 shots and wormed ready. Contact for photos (900 Each) (703) 308-1056 TWO SEVEN YEAR OLD YORKIES 1 male, 1 female, selling as pair. Need fenced yard or house-kept. All shots. $1200. 828-200-7441. 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. DOBERMAN PUPPY. 6 week old, female. Blue and rust in colored. Very smart and loves to snuggle. For more info text. (704) 473-9866 COCKA- POO PUPS. Cockapoo Pups born June 6. Parents on site, tails docked, declawed. Will weigh 15 to 25 pounds, Very tempermental, 900.00 each 828-305-2181 or 980-622-3058

AKC CHOCOLATE AND BLACK PUPS. Big and blocky pups will be 8 weeks old on August 28th. Will have first vaccination and dewormed weekly. Pups come from proven retriever waterfowl and upland bloodlines. Our pups get lots of socialization. They come with a 1 year health garuntee, 30 days free pet insurance, health records and going home package. Like us on Facebook at Harkey’s Labrador Retrievers for videos and pictures of parents and pups. Both sire and dam have wonderful temperaments. $800 each. (704) 472-4695 FREE TO A GOOD HOME. Two Border Collie-Blue Heeler, 2 year old dogs, in need of a loving home with wide open space. Finn (boy) and Rey (girl) are two sweet and lovable litter mates. Rey is smaller and has some back leg issues. Finn is very active. They are great family dogs. They come together as a bonded pair. (704) 915-8886 jason_

CARS & TRUCKS 1992 CHEVROLET CORVETTE $8500.00. 1992 Chevrolet Corvette Classic Red, 109k LT1, V-8, Auto T-Top, Garage Kept. Runs Great. 828-584-7364

1978 SILVER ANNIVERSARY CORVETTE. Runs and sounds great. Asking $7,000 OBO. Call 704-418-6978 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


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CARS & TRUCKS 2006 KIA SPORTAGE 172,000 miles, Great Deal!, 5 speed manual, 42500 OBO. (980) 429-0044






1993 FORD F-150 CARGO VAN for Sale. 60,000 actual miles. 6 cylinder, AT, AC, new tires, Excellent condition. $5,950.00. 704-487-0550 or 704-678-3954.

2014 CEDAR CREEK SILVERBACK 5th wheel, 33 ft., 3 slides, great condition. $32,000. 864-237-5359

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




1985 BUICK REGAL 67,000 original miles. Numbers matching car. $3000 OBO. (980) 429-0044 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

2015 GMC YUKON XL DENALI, 4x4. Pearl White, 94,000 miles, Leather, Sunroof, 20” Alloys, Heated & Cooled Seats, $38,900. “Top of the Line!” Call (704) 4820441


REAL ESTATE CLEVELAND COUNTY 2012 PUMA 26’ TRAVEL TRAILER. Clean like new, new AC, new skylights, 4 new tires, slide out, queen bed, TV incl, Tow and set up equipment incl., $15,000. Call 828-475-9807 or (704) 538-5637 nancyh47@

1986 MINNIE WINNIE $1820 20 ft. Class C, 5.7L engine, sleep 4-6 pers, 81k miles, info at, non smoker owner. ncercy3@

2019 KAWASAKI NINJA 600 ZX-6R. Excellent condition, only 400 miles! $10,800 firm. 704-692-8029.


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VACCINE From Page 5 not vaccinated are required to wear a mask and get tested at least once a week, a press release said, citing the state’s upswing in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations driven by unvaccinated populations. Legal questions The U.S. has a long history of employer-mandated vaccines. Jacobson v. Massachusetts, a U.S. Supreme Court case from 1905, established vaccine mandates as constitutional. Though no one can be physically forced to receive a vaccination, individuals can incur a penalty for not getting one. Today, health care employers can and do require that employees receive a number of vaccines, including those for influenza and chickenpox. However, current mandates represent the first time that vaccines authorized through an emergency use authorization

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by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have been required for employees. The FDA has said the emergency use authorization process, established in 2004, is as rigorous as that of the traditional biologics license applications other vaccines have received. As a result, the U.S. Supreme Court has not yet interpreted the legality of a vaccine mandated through an emergency use authorization. In June, a federal judge in Texas dismissed a court case brought by the employees of the Houston Methodist Hospital who challenged their employer’s vaccine mandate. The judge said the claim from lead plaintiff and nurse Jennifer Bridges that the vaccines are experimental and dangerous is false and irrelevant, according to the order of dismissal. Though they are not obligated to, more often than not, judges will often follow the rulings of other jurisdictions, said Jeffrey Hirsch, a professor specializing in labor and employment law at UNC Chapel Hill. Until these cases are litigated in court, the legality of the mandates remains unclear. The ambiguity centers on an emergency use authorization provision to the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act in 2004, which states that each individual must be informed “of the option to accept or refuse administration of the product, of the consequences, if any, of refusing administration of the product, and of the alternatives to the product that are available and of their benefits and risks.” In part, the ambiguity is due to “consequences” possibly being interpreted widely, to mean simply the health consequences of refusing a vaccine or ramifications related to work and access to education. The idea that this indirect language could limit an employer is a stretch, Hirsch said. One exception could involve what’s called a “public policy exception,” which essentially means

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that employees can sue if their employers fire them for refusing to break a law. In this case, Hirsch said, this exception raises questions around whether terminating an employee for refusing an emergency use authorization vaccination undermines that provision. According to Ifeoma Ajunwa, professor of law at UNC – Chapel Hill and a faculty member at UNC Kenan – Flagler Business School, lawsuits brought by employees on the basis of discrimination could be successful. An employer must accommodate an employee with a disability or medical condition under the American with Disabilities Act, as well as a sincerely held religious belief in accordance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, unless accommodating either of those poses an undue burden to the employer. Some have raised the question as to what role hospitals requiring other vaccines could play in religious exemptions. If an employee has previously been vaccinated but is now balking at getting the COVID-19 vaccine, that could be a factor in the court determining whether the employee’s belief is sincere, Ajunwa said. The situations must be contextualized for each workplace, she said. For instance, because the COVID-19 pandemic is a public health crisis, if someone works in a public-facing role, accommodating a medical or religious exemption could put an undue burden on the employer. “If it’s not a burden for the employee to continue working from home exclusively, then there could be a good argument that they shouldn’t need to be vaccinated,” Ajunwa said. Ultimately, she said, employers have a very compelling reason to mandate vaccines – it’s not just an arbitrary request. “Because we do have a pandemic, I think it tends to be pretty difficult for individual employees to prevail.” (CPP Editor’s note: Tony Crider contributed to this report.)

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NC BeachBlast Festival starts Friday KINGS MOUNTAIN – Water! Sun! Music! Fun! The Carolina Beach Music Award winning NC BeachBlast Festival is back! The City of Kings Mountain will bring the Beach to downtown as the NC BeachBlast Festival, presented by Carolina Power Partners, comes back to Patriots Park, Friday, August 20 and Saturday, August 21. The festival will kick off Friday, August 20 at 6:00 pm with DJ Eric Bowman followed by the Swingin’ Medallions taking the stage at 7:00 pm. Beginning at 10:00 am August 21st, beach music fans can enjoy a full day of food, music, and fun with DJ Johnny B and four of the hottest bands in the South; The Embers featuring Craig Woolard, The Tonez, Band of Oz, and Blackwater Rhythm and Blues Band. Come Hungry! Ven-

dors will be on hand offering great food. Shop till you drop at the Boardwalk Vendor Market with over 50 vendors onsite. Did we say fun? Patriots Park will be filled with many activities for the whole family. Inflatables and Games, the Rotary Splash Pad, continuous rounds of Water Wars, Watermelon Eatin’, Hula Hoop contests, Tiny Tots & Teenie Bikini contest, Big Beach Ball Drop, and much more! What would the beach be without a pavilion? Look for some awesome amusement rides in the park this year. Can you say Ferris Wheel? Patriots Park is located at 220 South Railroad Avenue, Kings Mountain. For more information visit nc-beachblast-festival or call 704-730-2101.





Swingin’ Medallions kicks-off the NC BeachBlast Festival Band will perform Friday, August 20 at Liberty Falls Amphitheatre A Raleigh student in remote learning. (photo by Maya Reagan/Carolina Journal)

New report shows academic, social impact of pandemic-era school shutdowns on students by DAVID BASS Carolina Journal A new report is shedding light on the academic, social, and mental-health damage caused by school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A McKinsey & Co. report released Tuesday, July 27, examined test scores for 1.6 million elementary school students across 40 states in spring 2021 and contrasted the results with scores for students before the pandemic. The results: On average, pandemic-era children are four months behind in reading and five months behind in math. Students who are minorities or those who come from low-income householders suffered the most. Kids in majority-black schools were six months behind in reading and math, on average, while kids at schools with an average income below $25,000 a year were seven months behind in math and six months in reading. Moreover, McKinsey found that high-school students were more likely to drop out of school and that high-school seniors – particularly from low-income families – were less likely to go on to attend college. The learning losses have an economic impact, as well. “Our analysis suggests that, unless steps are taken to address unfinished learning, today’s students may earn $49,000 to $61,000 less over their lifetime owing to the impact of the pandemic on their schooling,” the authors wrote. “The impact on the U.S. economy could amount to $128 billion to $188 billion every year as this cohort enters the workforce. “Lower earnings, lower levels of education attainment, less innovation – all of these lead to decreased economic productivity,” the

authors added. “By 2040 the majority of this cohort of K-12 students will be in the workforce. We anticipate a potential annual GDP loss of $128 billion to $188 billion from pandemic-related unfinished learning.” Academic declines weren’t the only bad news. The report showed that 35 percent of parents are “very” or “extremely” concerned with their child’s mental health and social wellbeing. Parents also reported “increases in behaviors such as social withdrawal, self-isolation, lethargy, and irrational fears” among their teens. In North Carolina, a majority of public school students failed to pass endof-course tests in fall 2020, an indication of learning losses due to remote-only instruction. Stories from parents across the state show that it could be years before students recover academically, particularly for students with special needs, and the impacts extend to mental health, as well. In March, Democrat Gov. Roy Cooper and Republican lawmakers reached a deal on reopening public schools for in-person instruction. The compromise plan returned most decision-making autonomy to local school boards. A month later, lawmakers and Cooper found agreement again on two bills designed to address pandemic-caused learning losses. The first, House Bill 82, requires all public school districts to offer a minimum of six weeks of in-person summer school this year. The second, Senate Bill 387, makes key updates to the 2013 “Read to Achieve” law, built around ensuring students are reading proficiently by third grade. The bill switches literacy instruction from a “look-and-say” method to the phonetic method.

KINGS MOUNTAIN – City of Kings Mountain welcomes legendary group, Swingin’ Medallions to kick-off the NC BeachBlast Festival Presented by Carolina Power Partners, Friday, August 20. Based in Greenwood South Carolina, Swingin’ Medallions was founded in 1962. In 1966, the group hit #17 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts with “Double Shot (Of My Baby’s Love)”. “This is the second visit to Kings Mountain for Swingin’ Medallions,” states drummer Robby Cox. “We can’t wait to get back to Kings Mountain.

Swingin’ Medallions, from Greenwood, SC, perform at Liberty Falls Amphitheater Friday evening. Photos provided by City of Kings Mountain The crowd is always ready to have a great time.” The kick-off party begins at 6:00 pm with Carolina Beach Music Award winning DJ Eric Bowman followed by Swingin’ Medallions at 7:00 pm. Many of your favorite

food vendors will be on hand serving kettle corn, seafood, burgers and more. The full day festival begins Saturday, August 21, at 10:00 am. For more information on the NC BeachBlast Festival, contact the City

of Kings Mountain’s Special Events Department at 704-730-2101, or visit their website at www. KingsMountainEvents. Com/nc-beachblast-festival. You may also visit their Facebook page at @ cityofkmspecialevents.

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