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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Waco native son; former World Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson honored Signs heralding champ and his home town dedicated at Nov. 10 ceremony by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

Whenever you hear people talking about boxing in general these days, one of the names sure to be mentioned is that of World Heavyweight Champion, the late Floyd Patterson, formerly of Waco, N.C. He was known as “The Gentleman of Boxing”, and he was every bit that, and more. The Town of Waco had a dedication ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 10, to honor the late champ’s memory, inviting NC Boxing Commission Chairperson Valerie Dorsett to speak about Mr. Patterson and his contribution to the sport. Patterson, who was born on Jan. 4, 1935, in the small town of Waco, and who passed away in 2006, made history, as Ms. Dorsett noted in the speech she gave that day at the Southern States store, located on 2330 Cherryville Rd., and just across from one of the signs, just as

Some of the many volunteers who came out to help at the Saturday, Nov. 20, Community Thanksgiving Meal at the American Legion Building. (photo provided by Karen Newton) North Carolina State Sen. Ted Alexander, Rep. Kelly Hastings, Dennis Reno, Cleveland County Commissioner Ronnie Whetstine, and Waco Mayor John Barrett at the Nov. 10 ceremony honoring the late Floyd Patterson, World Heavyweight Champion, Olympic gold medalist, and native son of Waco, N.C. (photo by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

Amazing turnout; folks helping their you head toward Waco from Heavyweight Champion community the real Cherryville. In addition to – a fight he won on Nov. Dorsett, Waco Mayor John 30, 1956 by knocking out story Barrett, and a host of local and state officials were on hand to pay tribute to the man whose humble beginnings took him not only to center stage in the greatest boxing arenas and venues of the world but helped him stand before and meet many great leaders, telling them his story and of his ability to become who he became. In addition to eventually becoming the World

Archie Moore, making him, at 26, the youngest World Heavyweight Champion in the history of boxing – Patterson won the New York Golden Gloves title in 1951 and 1952. He then became an international sensation at age 17 when he took Olympic gold at the Helsinki, Finland Games in 1952. In her speech, Ms. Dorsett described Patterson’s See PATTERSON, Page 3

After a year’s hiatus, pageant back on track for 2022 by TODD HAGANS


Perhaps the real Community Thanksgiving Meal story isn’t so much that more than 1,000 people were fed a nutritious Thanksgiving meal in this sort-of post-pandemic world, even though that is surely true! No, the real story is that the 2021 Cherryville Community Thanksgiving meal proved that it really IS (always) better to give than to receive! Organizers, sponsors, suppliers, and volunteers

and church liaisons all agreed that this year’s sortof-post-COVID Cherryville Community Thanksgiving Meal will always be remembered as one for the record books in that not only were more than 1,000 Cherryville and area folk were fed an amazing Thanksgiving meal, but that so many came together yet again to do so much for so many. Tammy Campbell, who was the Volunteers Coordinator, noted the folks wanting a hearty and nutritious meal “…started lining up at 9 a.m.” that Saturday morning, Nov. 20. Said Mrs. Campbell via email, “We had about 40 volunteers at the (American) Legion building and the dressing was prepared by a crew at the First Wesleyan Church. We made a

total of 1,093 plates, but some were just sides. We ran out of turkey around 1:15 p.m., but had already served over 900 people by that time. We let people know we were out of turkey and they were happy with all the sides. We served that until we had no food left.” Many plates were deliveries to Cherryville and Bessemer City area Meals on Wheels folks, noted Campbell. Campbell, whose sisters, Shelley Campbell and Laurie Carpenter, once again helped her with the event, along with so many other great folks, said, “We could not have done it without all out volunteers,” adding, “Our local Food Lion is the best. They sent out a crew to prepare all the sides in the kitchen. It was a great day!” See MEAL, Page 10

Multiple Gaston County law agencies involved in officer involved shooting

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After being derailed last year because of the pandemic, the annual Miss Gastonia/ Miss Gaston County/Miss Mount Holly competition is back on track and scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022. The show will culminate with the crowning of Miss Gastonia, Miss Gaston County, and Miss Mount Holly for 2022 as well as the Outstanding Teen winners for Gastonia, Gaston County, and Mount Holly. The six young women will go on to represent the Gaston region in next summer’s Miss North Carolina/Miss North Carolina’s Outstanding Teen competition. Organizers are working now to recruit contestants who will vie for the coveted crowns, thousands of dollars in cash and in-kind scholarships, and the opportunity to connect with the community through public appearances and service projects. The Miss division is for young women ages 19-26 who live, work, or attend college full-time in one of following counties: Gaston, Cleveland, Lincoln, Meck-

Community Thanksgiving meal event feeds 1,000-plus people

Deceased suspect was a Cherryville resident From left to right are Miss Gaston County Mariana Linares, Miss Gastonia Julia DeSerio, and Miss Mount Holly Anne Marie Hagerty. Their two-year reign will come to a close on Jan. 8, when new titleholders are crowned for 2022. (photo montage provided) lenburg, Union, Cabarrus, Catawba, Caldwell, Burke, or Rutherford. The Teen division is for girls ages 13-18; it is open to North Carolina residents and not limited to particular counties. The phases of competition are interview, talent, evening wear, onstage question, and physical fitness (teens only). There is no swimsuit competition. Anyone interested in participating in the pageant should go to the Miss Gastonia website ( and complete the Candidate Interest Form. After completing the form, a link to the paperwork and other information will be sent. The deadline to submit

all necessary paperwork is Friday, Dec. 10. For more information, call (704) 827-7277, send an e-mail to, or go to the Miss Gastonia Organization page on Facebook. When the current titleholders crown their successors in January, it will bring a two-year reign to an end for Miss Gastonia Julia DeSerio, Miss Gastonia’s Outstanding Teen Keelie Jones, Miss Gaston County Mariana Linares, Miss Gaston County’s Outstanding Teen Lexi Foy, and Miss Mount Holly Anne Marie Hagerty. While they were crowned in 2020, pageantry was put on hold See PAGEANT, Page 2

Local law enforcement agencies – the Cherryville Police Department, the Gaston County Police Department, the Gaston County Sheriff’s Department, and the Gastonia Police Department, released information last week that around lunchtime of Thursday, Nov. 18, an armed robbery occurred in Cleveland County at a local HVAC business located on Earl Road, according to authorities. The suspect, whose identity was not released at that time due to its being an ongoing investigation, fled the scene. Reports noted this led to a chase and later, an officer involved shooting involving multiple agencies including the Cherryville Police, Gaston County Sherriff’s Office, and Gastonia Police. On Friday, Nov. 19, information was received from GCPD authorities that the suspect involved in the offi-

cer involved shooting incident was identified as Chucky Nathaniel Bowden, 54, of 610 ½ South Mountain St., in Cherryville. Chief Cam Jenks of the Cherryville Police Dept., said that shortly after the robbery occurred, CPD officers from his department encountered the suspect while conducting a follow-up investigation for Cleveland County. Said Chief Jenks, noting the media release from the GCPD, “The suspect fled in a vehicle and a pursuit resulted. Several agencies were involved. The suspect crashed on Highway 279 near Dick Beam Road. After a foot pursuit, we (Cherryville Police) encountered the suspect and shots were fired. The suspect then fled on foot and an extensive search ensued.” According to further information in the media release, during the search, information was developed reporting the suspect being at Creekside Market Deli between Bessemer City and Cherryville in

Gaston County. As Gastonia Police, Gaston County Sherriff’s and Gaston County Police approached the store, the suspect was encountered with hostages inside. Shots were fired which resulted in fatal injuries to the suspect. No hostages or law enforcement officers were injured. The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations is investigating both of the officer involved shootings. No further information is forthcoming as the OIS is under investigation by the NC SBI and any additional information, noted Chief Jenks, will be provided by them (the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations). Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call Gaston County Police Detective T. Pilkington at (704) 866-3320, or Crime Stoppers at (704) 8618000.

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Senate passes budget with 14 Democrats onboard Gov. Cooper says he’ll sign it by THERESA OPEKA Carolina Journal

Leon “Butch” Sneed WILMINGTON – Mr. Leon Jay “Butch” Sneed, 80, formerly of Cherryville, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington. Butch was born on March 31, 1941 in Lincoln County, NC, a son of the late Lester Leon Sneed and Dixie Eva Mullen Sneed. He was a self-employed contractor with Sneed Construction and also a teacher. Butch taught carpentry at Cherryville High School and Ashley High School in New Hanover County. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Cherryville where he taught the Men’s Bible Class for many years. Butch served in the U.S. Army and was a member and past chaplain of Cherryville American Legion Post 100. He also had a great love for fishing. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son, Andy Hartman, and a brother, Don Carpenter. Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Betsy T. Sneed of the home; three daughters, Aryn Weisser and husband, Robert of Carolina Beach; Amber Sullivan and husband, Michael of Indian Trail, and Teresa Sneed Kiser of Weatherford, TX; two brothers, Joe Sneed of Cherryville and Carroll Sneed of Connecticut; and seven grandchildren, Seth, Waylon, Sydney, Harper, Robert, Jr., Chris, and Taylor. Mr. Sneed lay in state from 1 to 5 p.m., on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021 at Stamey – Cherryville Funeral Home. The family was not present during this time. A graveside service with military honors will be held at 11 a.m., on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021 at City Memorial Cemetery in Cherryville with the Rev. Dr. Bill Lowe officiating. Memorials may be made to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, New York, 10306, or visit their website at to donate online. A guest register is available at Stamey – Cherryville Funeral Home & Cremation Service served the Sneed family.

PAGEANT From Page 1 because of COVID-19, and they did not get to compete in the state pageant until this summer. At Miss North Carolina in June, Jones finished as the third runner-up in the teen division, DeSerio was named to the top 10, and Hagerty ended up as the first runner-up to Miss North Carolina. It marked one of the most successful performances at the state level for Gaston’s representatives. Collectively, they are walking away from the pageant experience with more than $30,000 in scholarship money.

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Gov. Roy Cooper says he will sign the first budget from the General Assembly since he took office in 2017. The announcement came in a news conference last Tuesday, Nov. 16, and before the first vote from the Senate on Tuesday afternoon. As of Wednesday morning, the Senate had passed the budget 40-8, with 14 Democrats voting in favor of it. A final Senate vote was coming Wednesday, Nov. 17 with the House slated to vote that Wednesday afternoon and on Thursday, Nov. 18. The General Assembly released the $25.9 billion budget plan Monday, entitled the 2021 Appropriations Act. “While I believe it’s a budget of some missed opportunities and misguided policy, it’s also a budget that we desperately need at this unique time in the history of our state,” Cooper said. Cooper said the budget gets many things right: Expanding high-speed internet across the state so people can access educa-

tion and conduct telehealth visits with a medical provider. He also mentioned funding for universities, infrastructure, and help for businesses recovering from the pandemic. Cooper praised many of the things that were also in his own budget proposal. But the legislature’s conference budget didn’t escape his criticism, particularly his years-long demand to expand the Medicaid entitlement program, a reason he gave for vetoing every budget since taking office. “This budget fails to extend health care to the hundreds of thousands of people by expanding Medicare. The legislature directs future tax cuts to corporations rather than the middle class and lower-income.” The bill also contains policy limiting a governor’s emergency authority, a move that would become effective after Jan. 1, 2023. This action would not affect Cooper directly, as he can’t run for another term as governor. The revisions were part of the original Senate budget bill this past spring and a direct response to Cooper’s emergency declarations over the past 20 months due to the pandemic. Those orders included restricting people’s

movements, limiting gatherings, shutting down businesses and schools, and setting curfews. The revision would require such orders to get approval from a majority of the Council of State after a set period. The council is a group of 10 statewide elected officers, including the lieutenant governor. The budget plan includes language to ban collusive settlements, effective immediately. Cooper vetoed a bill in September designed to block the state attorney general from entering collusive lawsuit settlements and stems from a controversial 2020 lawsuit settlement involving state elections. Cooper indicated that these elements may be challenged in court. “This budget also makes unnecessary politically motivated missteps that will be overturned in courts,” he said. “By signing this budget, I want to make it clear that I didn’t consent to the constitutionality of these provisions.” Cooper also made clear his opposition to cutting taxes on businesses. “I do not support tax cuts for corporations. They don’t need it,” he said in response to a reporter's question. “I do not support tax cuts for the wealthiest indi-

viduals in North Carolina. There are many years to fight for a fairer tax system in our state. It gives the tax cuts to lower-income and middle-income families instead of those who need it least. I think it is wrong, that particular part of the budget, but I will continue to fight for fairer taxes moving forward.” If he vetoes the budget, Cooper said, many critical funding opportunities would evaporate at a time that they are so desperately needed. But he praised his veto power, supported by Democrats, saying it was an important and successful tool in making North Carolina a better place for people to live and work. “I will continue to use it when I believe a bill causes more harm than good. I will also continue to reach across the aisle and work with this legislature in a bipartisan way whenever I believe the people will benefit from it,” he said. “However imperfect this budget is, our schools, communities, small businesses, our families, need help right now, especially as we recover from this pandemic. I will sign this budget because of its critical and necessary investments, and I will fight to fix its mistakes.”

House Speaker Tim Moore, R-Cleveland, immediately released a statement on Cooper’s plan to sign the budget. “This budget represents months of hard work and good-faith negotiations between Republicans and Democrats, House and Senate, and our governor. The result is a spending plan for the state that addresses the most critical needs of North Carolinians.” Moore continued, “North Carolina has not had a budget since 2018, and I am encouraged that Governor Cooper has promised to sign this budget and we can finally give our state a budget they can truly be proud of and one that meets the most critical needs of North Carolinians.” Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) added, “This budget continues the Republican-led legislature’s decade-long commitment to low taxes and responsible spending. The multi-billion dollar surpluses these policies helped create are evidence that they’re working, and it means we can cut taxes even more.”

sitting stationary in traffic (behind him). Mr. Larkin said his trailer hitch struck the Jackson vehicle, causing damage. Ms. Jackson said she was sitting stationary in traffic (on Elm St.) and the Larkin vehicle backed up, striking her vehicle, causing said damage. No injuries reported. Est. damages to the Larkin vehicle: $0; to the Jackson vehicle: $600. 11-8: A vehicle driven by Thomas Stanley Devereux, 26, 229 N. New Hope Rd., Unit C, Gastonia, was traveling south on N. Mountain St., when a 12-year-old female child ran out into the roadway, making contact with the vehicle. GEMS responded to the scene of the accident and the child was taken to CaroMont in Gastonia. The responding officer noted there were no skid marks on the roadway. Est. damages to the vehicle: $500. 11-11: A vehicle driven by Matthew James Green, 21, 110 Johnson Ln., Cherryville, sustained minor to moderate damage in an accident on Church St., in Cherryville. No injuries reported. 11-11: A vehicle driven by Florencio Calderon, 27, 9175 Cooksville Rd., Vale, was traveling west on Church St., when it collided in the rear with a vehicle driven by Claudio Gerardo Montero-Mora, 61, 121 Antique Rd., Lincolnton, which was stopped in the roadway on Church St., attempting to make a left turn onto Styers Street. No injuries reported. Est. damages to the Calderon vehicle: $0; to the Montero-Mora vehicle: $1,500. 11-11: A vehicle driven by Logan Stone Pierce, 26, 215 Black Rock School Rd., Cherryville, was traveling east on Church St., when it collided in the rear with a vehicle driven by Cody Seth Powell, 21, 112 Black Rock School Rd., Cherryville, which was stopped to make a left turn. No injuries reported. Est. damages to the Pierce vehicle: $500; to the

Powell vehicle: $3,000. 11-12: A vehicle driven by Jeffery Randolph Watterson, Jr., 50, 1251 Shelby Hwy., Cherryville, collided in the rear with a vehicle driven by William Roger Lane, 60, 1301 Mary’s Grove Church Rd., Kings Mountain, which was stopped in the travel lane of W. Church St., waiting to make a turn when struck by the Watterson vehicle. Mr. Watterson told the responding officer he was traveling straight ahead and was unable to get stopped quick enough and struck the Lane vehicle. Watterson further stated he was distracted by his personal animal inside the truck and it contributed to the collision. Mr. Lane was injured and treated at the scene by GEMS, but was not transported. Mr. Lane’s vehicle was towed to KT Towing by KT Towing. No other injuries were reported. Est. damages to the Watterson vehicle: $4,000; to the Lane vehicle: $5,500.

11-13: A vehicle owned by Vanessa Bolick Henderson, no age given, 1567 Roseland Dr., Lincolnton, was involved in an accident in which it left the roadway (E. Main St.) and struck trees. The responding officer noted in the wreck narrative that, “…the driver (of the vehicle in question) was traveling west on E. Church St., when he went left of center and off the roadway.” The RO the noted the vehicle traveled on the side of the road until it struck a set of trees. The vehicle then rolled onto its passenger side after colliding with the trees. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene prior to the CPD’s arrival. The RO spoke with the owner of the vehicle on the phone and she stated to him that her son, Jason Taylor, was in possession of the vehicle. No injuries reported. Est. damages to the vehicle: $5,000. The vehicle was towed to KT Towing by KT Towing.

11-16: A vehicle driven by Matthew Clemons Timpe, 27, 758 Ross Rd., Lincolnton, and a vehicle driven by Jacob Noah Davis, 29, 114 Moose St., Cherryville, were both traveling westbound on Church St., when the Timpe vehicle failed to reduce speed and then collided with the Davis vehicle. Mr. Timpe then goes to the right of the roadway, colliding with a utility pole guy wire. No injuries reported. Mr. Timpe was cited for failure to reduce speed; no insurance; fictitious license plate; failure to register his vehicle; careless/reckless driving; and having no vehicle inspection. Est. damages to the Timpe vehicle: $2,500; to the Davis vehicle: $2,000. Est. damage to the City of Cherryville’s utility pole: $100. Mr. Timpe’s vehicle was towed to McDaniel’s Towing by McDaniel’s Towing.

■ POLICE ARRESTS 11-16: Charles Billy Burleson, Jr., 36, 109 E. Ballard St., Cherryville; WSOJ/ outstanding OFA (Cleveland Co.). Mr. Burleson was transferred to Southern States and transferred to the custody of Deputy Ross of the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office. No bond type/ amt. listed. 11-17: Madison Victoria Jones, 25, 200 Brown-Watterson Rd., Cherryville; WSOJ. $2,500 secured bond. 11-17: Cody Lee Elmore, 24, 315 Willow Ln., Shelby; one count each misdemeanor larceny and possession of stolen goods. Arresting officer noted “subject cited for listed charges” as per CPD incident report. No bond type/amt. listed on arrest report. INCIDENTS 11-15: Cherryville woman and Shelby man report unattended death at a Cherryville address; cause: unknown. Case is active. 11-16: GCPD officers report further investigation into a larceny/other at 805 Hephzibah Church Rd., Crouse. 11-17: CPD officer and Cherryville business report larceny; possession of stolen goods; and CFS/barring notice on listed suspects who took items w/o paying and also possessed a missing/ stolen tag. Stolen: one Metra Electronics tweeter speakers ($24.60). Closed/cleared by arrest. WRECKS 11-3: A vehicle driven by Terry Lee Larkin, 64, 1095 Hillcrest Dr., Cherryville, told the responding officer he was at the intersection of Elm and Main Streets when he realized he was extended into the travel area of Main Street. He rolled back in order to avoid traffic approaching the intersection and as a result of doing so, collided with a vehicle driven by Christine Susie Jackson, 70, 111 Beam St., Cherryville, which was

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

Family Storytime – Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. LEGO Club – 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month at 3:30 p.m. (Dec. 14 & 28) Cocoa & Coloring Family Night – Monday, Dec. 6, at 6 p.m. Adult DIY: Reading Journals – Thursday, Dec. 2, at 5 p.m., OR Saturday, Dec. 4, at 11 a.m. CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY – Friday, Dec. 24, through Monday, Dec. 27 CLOSED FOR NEW YEAR’S HOLIDAY – Friday, Dec. 31, through Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022 Happy December! For retail, this is the busiest time of year. Patrons are busy shopping, decorating, and making travel plans. Libraries, however, tend to get fairly quiet during the holiday madness. Rather than check out new items, many patrons bring back their items, fearing they might forget a library book in another state, or wrap one up accidently as a gift. We use the quiet to get some deep cleaning done, work on planning upcoming programs, and just generally catch our breath. This year we wanted to make December special – and easy! We have a very sizeable collection of Christmas titles for children, and this year we thought we’d try something different. We are creating some “Secret Santa” offerings, both in single books and in book bundles. If you’re in a hurry, you can grab a few wrapped titles to

PATTERSON From Page 1 hard life growing up; his struggles with learning, as well as his rise through the ranks of boxing. She noted his many “firsts” in the world of boxing, speaking of all the famous boxers

Members of the Patterson Family pose with Ms. Valerie Dorsett across from the sign honoring Waco’s favorite son, the late World Heavyweight Champion, Floyd Patterson.

Your CBL has out many of their best-loved and most-requested titles on display if you prefer to know what you’re taking home ahead of time. Don’t forget about our Hanukkah and Kwanzaa titles, too! (photos provided)

Christmas book bundles – If you’re in a hurry, you can grab a few wrapped titles to check out for your children, giving them an early opportunity to “open” something and enjoy a holiday book. The bundles are themed, such as ‘Santa’, ‘Reindeer’, etc. check out for your children, giving them an early opportunity to “open” something and enjoy a holiday book. The bundles are themed, such as ‘Santa’, ‘Reindeer’, etc. We will also have out many of our best-loved and most-requested titles on display if you prefer to know what you’re taking home ahead of time. Don’t forget about our Hanukkah and Kwanzaa titles, too! We still have room for our Adult DIY: Reading Journals programs on Thursday, Dec. 2, and Saturday, Dec. 4. If you’re a reader and you like keeping track of your books, this is the perfect craft for you! Be sure to call us to register, as

we’ll need to print out your chosen design ahead of time. These journals would also make a great gift for a reader in your family if you prefer not to make one for yourself. Just a friendly holiday hint! For all library-related information, 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. We’re wishing all of you in our community a safe holiday season!

with whom he competed, not the least of which was the late Muhammad Ali, to whom he lost the WH boxing champ title. As she noted, “Subsequently, Floyd retired from professional boxing with a record of 55 – 8, 40 KOs and one draw. This is a very impressive record

for one who weighed only 185 pounds, with a 71-inch reach in the heavyweight division.” Dorsett noted also that “…after retiring from boxing Floyd continued within the industry,” and was “…a Champion for boxing, testifying before a Congressional subcommittee.” Dorsett said Floyd also served as Chair of the New York State Athletic Commission and was also voted into the US Olympic Committee Hall of Fame in 1987, and the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1991. In closing her speech, she said, “Floyd was definitely loved by the public,” and “…was an inspiration to all, and though he and his family moved to New York at an early age he never forgot his roots in North Carolina,” adding, “I had the honor of not only meeting Mr. Patterson but escorting him at a fight night and definitely agree that he was the Gentleman of Boxing. Waco, you really know how to make them and should be very proud of your offspring. He was truly one of the greatest boxers of all times!” Mayor Barrett said in his opening comments that getting the signs was something he wanted to do for the Patterson Family and

Seasonal Leaf Collection Worker The City of Cherryville will be accepting applications for seasonal leaf collection worker. Applications are available at the Public Works Office and will be accepted thru December 10, 2021. Applicants will be required to work 40 hours a week from December 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.

Mr. Ed Goforth, one of those who was instrumental in getting the sign honoring Floyd Patterson, stands beside the sign on Cherryville Road. the Town of Waco since he came to the Mayor’s office. “Mr. Ed Goforth and (Cleveland County Commissioner) Ronnie Whetstine approached me about this, about getting things started on this,” said Mayor Barrett. “We are very proud to do this for the Patterson Family,” he said, then looking at the family gathered there, added, “This is for you.” One of those attending the ceremony, NC State Senator, Ted Alexander said, “I’m glad this can be done for him (Floyd Patterson). This is a good day for the Patterson Family and for Waco.” Representative Kelly Hastings, said, “I want to thank Mayor Barrett and the Town of Waco for doing this for the Patterson Family and for the Town of Waco as well.” In addition to the various local, county and state officials at the ceremony, members of Floyd Patterson’s family were on hand for the ceremony: Tyrone Patterson, Grady Patterson, Dorfus H. Patterson, Jr., Junior Phillips Patterson, Phedra Kee, Goldene Kee, Kevin Kee, Evelyn Haynes, Carolyn Wilson, and Winnie Keaton.

The NC Boxing Commission Chairperson. Ms. Valerie Dorsett, speaking at the Nov. 10 ceremony honoring the late Floyd Patterson, of Waco. (photos by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

A close-up of the sign on Cherryville Road; one of two as you enter and leave the Town of Waco, Floyd Patterson’s birthplace.

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TODAY’S QUOTE: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King Jr.


Black Friday will never be the same… Black Friday will never be the same again for all of us at the Powell household. Last week we experienced the unforeseen and most unfortunate passing of a very dear person – my mother-in-law’s youngest sister – a woman who was like a sister to my wife. Like me, my wife is an only child and her Aunt Ruby Dean was the sister she never had. Losing someone – anyone, really – is hard. Losing someone like Ruby, well, it is – was – a hard hit everyone of us in our extended family just didn’t see coming. Who doesn’t see anything like the loss of a loved one coming anyway? No one is ever looking for things like that to happen… they just DO, but because she wasn’t very old and she always seemed to be so full of life, with a good word for everybody, it slammed into us like a ton of very big bricks. Ruby could be; was; the life of the party, so

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to speak, and when the ladies of the family got together in past times (in the not SO distant past!), you could always count on Ruby Dean to head up the Black Friday Posse! Cold weather? BAH! Rainy and wet? Puh-leez! Give me a break! Crowds backed up as far as the eye could see? HAH! Not EVEN a challenge to that diminutive Irish elfin sprite and her mischievous smile, as she scanned the crowd for a shopping opening, eyes twinkling the whole time in anticipation of finding

a great after-Thanksgiving, Black Friday deal! I can only ever remember being brave (or stupid) enough to venture out with her and her sisters, her niece (my wife) and her daughters on those wild, early morning deal-finding jaunts to the local mall or wherever else the BFP (Black Friday Posse) wound up after a hair-raising, money-spending spree, their hard-won swag and loot piled into the back of their soccer mom vans. I think I may have bought some wee trinket, at which they all looked at me like I was a moronic time-waster, and a bleeding idiot novice at Black Friday shopping when I dared to show it to them. Still, as I wistfully stare at our smart TV, watching all the ads for the various deals waiting to be had at this year’s Black Friday sale, I can’t help but think of Ruby Dean. I can’t help but think of her blissfully happy little elfin self, carting

around bags three times her size full of deals; trailing her daughters like a planet pulls its moons along its orbital pathway. In my mind she is stopping for a brief second in one of the store aisles to poke at her cell phone, asking her husband where he is, and can he meet them for breakfast at Cracker Barrel, and if he can’t, they why the heck not!? In my mind, I am smiling at the joy on her face as she and her sister, Shirley, and her niece (my wife) spot some crazy little trinket that Store XYZ is offering

if you will only buy this coffee maker, and can she have three of the little toys please as she has grandkids now? In my mind she is hale, healthy, and hearty and is moving at light speed from one sale to another, bags and sacks in tow, sale papers in hand and cell phone glued to her ear chatting away amiably with another family member or close friend, telling them they have GOT to see this deal! I don’t see her as I saw her last week. I am thankful none of us will ever have to see her like

that again or feel the pain we felt then. Next time I see her, I know it will be walking those streets of gold with her beloved Savior, Jesus, Whom she was SO anxious to meet face-to-face. We love you and miss you Ruby Dean. There will never, ever be another one like you and we will NEVER forget you! Thank you for how you enriched ALL our lives. Oh, yeah! And thanks for teaching a goofy old man how to Black Friday shop like a ninja!

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The Haiti kidnapped missionaries, consider the costs of such trips (Ed. Note: Since this was written, reports are that at least two missionGlenn Mollette aries have Guest Editorial been released unharmed) The missionaries consisting of 16 Americans and one Canadian kidnapped by the Haitian “400 Mawozo” gang Oct. 16, is extremely scary. The gang has threatened to kill the humanitarian Christians if a million dollar per person ransom is not fulfilled. The group consists of men, women, children and an eight-month-old baby. These missionaries have sacrificed their time and paid their own way to go to the poorest place in the Western hemisphere to try to spread God’s love and save some souls. In turn, the missionaries are experiencing a nightmare like they’ve never imagined. They’re imprisoned and being threatened with a bullet in the head. Most of us will never get over seeing journalists being beheaded and tortured in Syria and Iraq by the barbaric Islamic extremist group called ISIL. Burning people alive and beheading others were too graphic and gruesome to ever be forgotten. Why do journalists, missionaries and humanitarian aid workers go to such places to risk kidnap-

ping, rape, torture and unimaginable deaths? There is always the belief that “it will not happen to me.” Some might view such a trip as a vacation. Years ago, I traveled to a third world country on a “missionary trip” with others thinking it would be a nice break. I’ve never worked so hard in my life. Sadly, the 17 missionaries in Haiti are undergoing a cruel experience that may end with the cost of their very lives. What are they thinking now? What is going through the minds of the little children who traveled to a world to help others and spread God’s love? Haiti has been the site of years of humanitarian efforts. The United States and other countries have given billions of dollars to help Haiti. Sadly, hurricanes, political unrest, underdevelopment and extreme poverty have all made for a sad scenario. How much money would the world have to give to Haiti to make life better for this nation? This is a question no one can answer because usually aid is a short-term solution. We spent a trillion dollars in Afghanistan and they aren’t any better off today. Good missionary people went to Haiti with good hearts for helping others in the name of God’s love. They went to share a message they hoped would bring about change and better lives. They may now lose their lives. Christians point to Jesus as the model for such mis-

sionary efforts. He came preaching and teaching in an effort to demonstrate and spread God’s love and it cost him plenty – his life, executed in public on a cross. There are some Christians today who, like Jesus, are willing to risk their lives for the sake of others. Did these men and women literally go to Haiti taking their children with them truly believe they could be killed? Would they purposefully do this to their children? Who convinced these people that such a trip with small children was a good idea? My goal here is to simply say, think about such trips to places like Haiti. Afghanistan, Iraq, Northern Nigeria and numerous others countries are not vacation spots. Foreign travel may sound exotic and adventurous but consider the possible cost. Many missionaries and Christian workers have paid the ultimate price in order to spread the gospel of Christ. Only eternity will reveal what their selfless sacrifice has meant to those whose lives they impacted. By chance, if you decide such an international trip is not for you, don’t feel bad. Consider helping in an American inner city, Appalachia or maybe your own neighborhood. Service at home is needed across America. Let’s pray for the safety of these missionaries and for those negotiating their release. May God help them and all who may consider such endeavors.

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After Thanksgiving – The mad rush to get Christmas started! Thanksgivbirthday of ing is indeed Jesus, born a special time so long ago of year when in that Bethwe give thanks lehem stable for our many to Joseph blessings, and Mary. eat like we To me it may never is the most eat again, wonderful By Anne S. Haynes watch parades thing to and football celebrate as games, and rush into we look to the stable the Christmas season. and shepherds and to It’s like we always the Wise Men from the know Christmas is East. on its way, but after I am always amazed Thanksgiving is over we to think that our God – really begin the mad the Creator of the entire rush to get Christmas universe – sent His Son started. to take our place on I’ve wondered about that cruel cross. And to this before without acthink that Jesus, Who tually writing it down, was perfect and entirely but maybe we rush into blameless of any sins, the Christmas season took our sins – THAT is because we love it so absolutely remarkable! much – with the food Whatever the reaand parties and presson to celebrate after ents and the excitement Thanksgiving, I would that seems to be in like to suggest that we the air. Or maybe; just spend a little more time maybe, we look forjust being THANKFUL. ward to celebrating the After all, we live in a

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free country where our brave soldiers have fought for our freedom through the years. We live in a free country where we can vote for the politicians we like, choose the careers we want to pursue, and live where we want to live. And these are only a few of our freedoms. Being thankful just makes me feel good. It reminds me of how blessed I am to be loved by God and my family, and then to be able to enjoy other basic blessings God has given to me. One thing I especially enjoy is the job that God has continued to bless me with after so many years. I love being able to tutor students and to be able to encourage them to do their very best. So the days after Thanksgiving – for me – are surely full of thanks!

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Looking for ‘normal’? Seek Christ as Savior today! this tragedy. More T h e world as and more individwe know uals have become it has unemployed as changed families are short dramation food and money cally over to pay bills. the last Everywhere two years! we look, we find It truly protests have REV. KEITH HUSS b u r d e n s Pastor – Mt. Zion Baptist risen throughout my heart the country and Church, Cherryville that notharound the globe ing is what as racial disharmony it once was because of an has increased considerinvisible virus which has ably. And, as a result, touched the face of the millions are living with earth. Our government a profound sense of leadership and many na- anxiety, hopelessness, tions continue to issue with fear wrapping its mandates ordering peo- fingers around many ple to wear masks and minds and lives. The or stay at home. All the cry from so many in this while, businesses have day and time is, “When gone “belly-up” amid will things return to nor-

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mal?” I must admit it has crossed my mind and has been in many conversations with my brothers and sisters in Christ. As leaders scramble to find quick answers to the inquiry, no one knows for sure what to expect. No one is sure of what tomorrow may bring. The people of Israel struggled with similar questions and circumstances. Continuously, they were overtaken by foreign nations, and experienced living under the rulership of foreign kings. They struggled to make ends meet, while in prayer for a brighter day. Amid their national circumstance and insecurity, they were expect-

ing the fulfillment of the One Who the prophets had mentioned time and time again. There was a hopeful expectation and a preparation that they, as a people, needed to do. They had to acknowledge that God loved them enough to make such a promise and fulfill prophecy that had been foretold many years ago. As we enter the Christmas season of 2021, let us turn our sight to the One Who IS Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace and King of Kings. He came once as a baby, lived among first-century Jews to show the

very character and essence of the Father. He offered His own life on our behalf so that we could have a relationship with Him and the Father. He came and promised that He will return again soon for His people. This Christmas, may the peace that surpasses all understanding fill our hearts and minds and, like the shepherds that night, may our hearts be filled with joy as Titus 2:13-14 proclaimed, “… looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, Who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself

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AMAZE JESUS The bible tells of a Centurion man who caused Jesus to marvel by his faith. He believed Jesus had authority and could heal by just speaking a word. Luke 7:9 (NIV) states, ”When Jesus heard this, he was amazed at him, and turning to the crowd following him, he said, “I tell you, I have not found such great faith even in Israel.” Like the centurion, I believe that those students impressed the Lord by demonstrating their faith in such a powerful way. They were not ashamed to proclaim his name and live for him! They also brought the Lord great joy. Luke 15:7 (ESV) says, “Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.” When Thomas surrendered his heart to Jesus, all of heaven rejoiced. In fact, each of them glorified Christ and their acts will be remembered throughout eternity. Also, I am very sure that the parents and pastor of these youth are proud of them.

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celebrating the birth of Christ, may you not only be filled with joy, but may you be led to understand that Jesus Christ came into this world just for you! Jesus, The Rock of our Salvation, is the only ‘normal’ that we have ever had, or will ever have, throughout eternity. Looking for ‘normal’? Seek Jesus Christ as Savior today!

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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

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Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting some remarkable young people while visiting a friend in Georgia and attending her church, Cornerstone Athens. Their pastor called them to the front to share their powerful testimony of bold faith. Camryn Wright, 17 and Jacob Wright, 18 who attend different schools started a bible study and invited all their friends, bringing two counties of students DANYALE PATTERSON together. Thomas Waters, 17 attended this bible study where God began to deal with his heart. Eventually, he became born again at a camp. Once he had accepted Christ, he wanted to be water baptized. For a while he had waited to get on the church schedule, but decided to ask his friends Jacob and Jarius Johns, 17 to baptize him. Jacob with Jarius’ help quickly accepted the life-changing task. He stated, “It was one of the coolest things I have gotten to do.” His pastor publicly apologized for not getting Thomas on the church calendar sooner, but commended them for taking action and being model Christians. In addition, this wasn’t a private baptism; they invited their football team and others to gather around and witness his confession of faith. Proverbs 28:1b (ESV) says, “The righteous are bold as a lion.” While some are timid in their convictions, these young people are starting bible studies, baptizing their friends, and proclaiming their beliefs to their peers. They truly are a chosen generation of leaders who are transforming lives and bringing honor to God.

PRAY THIS PRAYER: “Lord, I praise and adore your holy name. Please help me to be bold and courageous so I can share my faith with others and live for you. I ask you to fill and empower me with your Holy Spirit. I pray that everyone I come in contact with will see the light of Christ and will want to know you. Also, I pray that you will continue to use these students to bring glory to your name. I ask you to put a hedge of protection around them, bless their endeavors, and keep them on the path of righteousness. Lord please raise up more youth for your glory. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.” Contact Danyale Patterson at to get spiritual resources, share a testimony, send a prayer request, or book her to speak.

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The City of Cherryville has established Minimum Housing Code standards for residential structures in the City’s jurisdiction. This code was established to protect the health and safety of the City’s residents. The City is enforcing Gaston County’s Minimum Housing Ordinance as adopted and amended by the City of Cherryville.



Property: 201 Spinners Dr., Cherryville, North Carolina Owner: Troy Gene Tate

This the 12th day of November, 2021. Sam Leggett, Building Inspector Cc: Derrick Mackey, Zoning Administrator City Attorney, *CITY OF CHERRYVILLE MINIMUM HOUSING CODE, UNSAFE BUILDING STATUTE VIOLATIONS Property Address: 201 Spinners Dr. Cherryville, NC Parcel # 131240 Owner: Troy Gene Tate, Heirs Tate Concetta Jeannie Note: This is a vacant wood framed home that has been severely damaged by fire. Roof, walls and interior petitions have been burned by the fire. The rear framing of roof and walls is near collapsed into the structure. Floor surfaces and framing are also damaged; the furniture and contents of this house are also badly damaged. These conditions are dangerous and it is not safe to enter this building. Windows are broken and/or missing; the house is open to entry at the rear. This building is imminently dangerous and should be demolished. Violations: 1. Windows and doors are deteriorated/damaged/ burned/missing and open. 2. Flooring and floor framing is burned badly, entrance and exits are unsafe. 3. Roofing is damaged/burned and allows further damage to interior walls, framing, floors and interior systems and fixtures ; section of roof at rear is completely burned away allowing further damage to building. 4. Ceiling and wall surfaces in house are damaged/ burned/missing. 5. Plumbing fixtures in bathroom and kitchen are burned/damaged/damaged/inoperative or not present. 6. Electrical service system, outlets and fixtures are damaged/inoperative and unsafe for continued use; 7. Heat system for house is inoperative/damaged by fire and unsafe for use. 8. Storage building at rear side of house is damaged by fire and open. CE (11/24, 12/01/2021)


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YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED that if, upon such hearing, the Building Inspector shall find that the conditions of the above-described structure do in fact violate the provisions of Section IV – Section X, of the code of Ordinances of the City of Cherryville, North Carolina, and do in fact render such structure hazardous to the health, safety and welfare of residents of the City of Cherryville, the Building Inspector will issue an order in writing directed to the owner of such structure requiring the owner to remedy these conditions by repairing the same or else by demolishing or removing the same, or by taking such steps as may be necessary to remedy these conditions. The Building Inspector may make such other orders and take such other procedures as are authorized under the Code of Ordinances of the City of Cherryville, North Carolina and the General Statutes of North Carolina.

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YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the structure located at the place designated is in a condition that appears to be hazardous to the public health, safety and welfare and to violate Sections IV – Section X of the Code, NC State Building Code and NC General Statutes pertaining to Unsafe Buildings in the following ways: The apparent violations are attached (see “Minimum Housing Code Violations”)*.

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Pursuant to the Code, the town conducts inspections of residential structures for compliance with the Minimum Housing Code. The above referenced property was inspected by the City to determine its’ compliance with the Code. The inspection revealed certain health and safety items which appear to be in violation of the Code.

YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED that a hearing will be held before the Building Inspector of the City of Cherryville at his office at the City Hall at 10:30 a.m. on the 2nd day of December, 2021, for the purpose of finding the facts as to whether or not the condition of the structure falls within the scope of the above-mentioned Ordinance, Sections IV – Section X of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Cherryville, North Carolina and N.C. General Statures pertaining to unsafe buildings..

In spite of an 18-month delay due to COVID-19 restrictions, Gaston Together: Communities of Excellence is pleased to announce at long last the 2020-2021 Community Leadership Award Honorees. This year’s awards will be presented on Wednesday, Dec. 1, at 6 p.m., at the Gaston County Public


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Library Main Branch, 1555 East Garrison Blvd., Gastonia. The event is being graciously sponsored by Gold Champions Duke Energy, the Remembering Austin Foundation and Dominion Energy. Bronze Champions are AB Carter and Beam Construction, Inc. The Gaston County Public Library system was selected as the winner of the Community Leadership Award, “Circle of Caring.” According to the Selection Committee, “Gaston Together is proud to honor the Gaston County Library System for their overarching See WINNERS, Page 9


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NORTH CAROLINA GASTON COUNTY IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK In the Matter of the Estate of: SAMUEL LEE KISER, Deceased. ADMINISTRATOR CTA NOTICE Having qualified on the 4th day of August 2021 as Administrator CTA of the Estate of Samuel Lee Kiser, deceased late, of Gaston County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Administrator CTA on or before the 11th day of February, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate will please make immediate payment. This the 10th day of November, 2021. C. Andrew Neisler, Jr., Adm CTA CLONINGER & NEISLER P.O. BOX 515: 300 E. King Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086 CE(11/10, 17, 24, & 12/01/2021)

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Ironmen get first win of hoops season against North Gaston Wildcats Lady Ironmen lose to Lady 'Cats 20-48 in season opener by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor

As they headed into their Thanksgiving holiday the 2021 CHS Ironmen basketball squads (JV, and varsity men and varsity ladies) played their first non-scrimmage games at Nixon Gym on Monday, Nov. 22. The results for the JV and Lady Ironmen teams wasn’t quite what they wanted as their Wildcat counterparts took the wins on the Bud Black Court, but for Coach Scott Harrill’s men, a hard-fought game resulted in a 63-53 victory for the Ironmen. After the JV’s loss, CHS Coach Carrie Dalton’s Lady Ironmen lost 20-48 to the Lady 'Cats in a slow to get started for either team,

low-scoring game in which the CHS ladies had a hard time of it, scoring just 7 points in the first quarter. By the half, they had 11 points on the board before heading to the locker room. While all the ladies who got some time on the court played with heart, Coach Dalton’s top scorers were Terayha Bess and Gabbie McCorkle, with 6 points apiece. Four other ladies score 2 points apiece; they were Ceniya Powell, Alexsandra Colvin, Krista Davis, and Evionna McDowell. In varsity men’s action, came back from a half-time deficit of 28-34 to defeat the varsity Wildcats men’s team of North Gaston by a final score of 63-53. Carson Kelly was the high scorer for the CHS men with 21 points in the season opener. Senior Jack Mulvey followed with 13 points; returning player Numerius Good had 12 points; then big man Gavin Cease,

with 10 points. Kelly, who was one of Coach Harrill’s three-point shooters last year was slow getting back into form but he finally found his “groove” in the third quarter with two 3-pointers, followed by two more in the fourth quarter. Other shooters for the Ironmen in this matchup were newcomer Collin Huss ( a 3-pointer); and Cooper Sloan and Darrien Floyd, each with two points apiece. The Ironmen teams traveled to play Pinnacle on Tuesday, Nov. 30, then are on the road again Wednesday, Dec. 1, to play North Gaston at North Gaston. On Friday, Dec. 3, they are home at Nixon Gym against the West Lincoln Rebels; games start at 4:30 p.m. (JV), and at 6 p.m. (varsity ladies), followed by the varsity men’s game. (Additional information by Susan L. Powell)

Lady Ironman Krista Davis takes the ball down the court after getting the in-bounds throw. (photos by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

CHS player Krista Davis battles for room to make the layup in last week’s game against the visiting Lady Wildcats of North Gaston.

Surrounded by a host of Lady Wildcats, Lady Ironman Evionna McDowell has the ball and looks for a teammate to pass to.

Ironman Jack Mulvey dribbles around the North Gaston defender as Ironmen teammate Gavin Cease provides a bit of blocking for Mulvey.

2021-22 CNYSI meetings and events The Cherryville New Years. Inc. group noted their remaining meetings are as follows: Wednesday, Dec. 15, at 6 p.m.; and Wednesday, Dec. 22, at 6 p.m., at the Cherryville American Legion Post 100 building, 215 N. Pink St., Big senior Gavin Cease goes up for the shot in last week’s win over the North Gaston Wildcats.

Traditional New Year’s Shooters meeting dates The officers of the Traditional New Year’s Shooters said their group will meet every Tuesday in December, at 7 p.m., at Hugh’s Pond Volunteer Fire Department, located at 1442 Tot Dellinger Rd. outside of Cherryville.

Cherryville. On Wednesday, Dec. 29, at 6 p.m., there will be drawings for musket raffle, food etc., at the Pythian Lodge, on Paul H. Beam Rd., Cherryville. On Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022 at 12 a.m., Friday night, their annual shoot will

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BUSINESS SERVICES COINS * COINS * COINS. We Buy & Sell Coins. “Coin Collector Supplies.” JAKE’S KNIVES & COLLECTIBLES. 1008 South Lafayette Street, Shelby. Call 704-600-6996 (980) 295-5568

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LOCK ‘N’ ROLL STORAGE. “ALL NEW” 10’x10’ and 10’x15’ Storage Units Available. Self Store Dawn til Dusk. Secure and Convenient! Located at 1002 Polkville Rd., (Hwy 226 N.) Shelby. Located next to 5 Star Auto Sales. or Call (704) 484-4112 BARGAIN WAREHOUSE 120, LLC. We have a little bit of everything! Live edge wood; Walnut, Oak. We also have furniture, Christmas trees, survival foods, laundry detergent. Come visit our store soon! 758 NC 120. Mooresboro, NC Thursday and Friday 10am to 5pm Saturday’s 10am to 3pm or call for appointment at your convenience. (864) 491-2199


JD ENTERPRISES. Quality Construction and Electrical Services, and many more. Free estimates. 704-3492999, 803-610-7765 PROFESSIONAL TREE & STUMP REMOVAL. “We Make the Pain in Your Grass.... Disappear!” Call STUMP PROS @ (704) 691-4201 SHIPMAN’S MASONRY- 48 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Brick, Block & Stone, Outside Fireplaces, Foundations, Underpinnings. “Free Estimates”. 1st Quality Work! (863) 532-1587 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.

BUSINESS SERVICES 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. TRIPLE D PAINTING, LLC. All your painting needs. Free estimates. Over 25 yrs experience! Framing, facial boards and much more wood work available! Making your home, building or business look new again. (704) 418-5736

AUCTIONS PATTERSON SPRINGS STORAGE AUCTION PUBLIC SALE. 1:00PM Dec 6th. Patterson Springs Storage, 1826 Creek Ridge Rd., Shelby NC. Contents of Units: #32 Lail, #15 McKnight, #34 Blanton, and #18 Johnson For Non-Payment of Storage Rent. (704) 473-7358

HOLIDAY MARKET VENDOR EVENT. Christmas Bazar at Big Red’s Cafe 830 E King St, Kings Mountain, NC 28086 December 4, from 8-1 TBrackett3MK@

HOLIDAY MARKET VENDOR EVENT. 1st Annual Outdoor & Inside Small Business Market Vendor Event. Hot Dog Plates available, other goodies as well. Come out and shop local and enjoy some good food and fellowship. Located across from Dollar General in Grover, NC on Cleveland Avenue from 8 am - 3 pm. (704) 418-5980


WOOD SPLITTER 5HP. $600. Cages for wood $25. Feed barrels, plastic $20. Burning Barrels $10. Totes, 275 gallon $75-$100. 15 gallon jugs for fuel $20. Jeff, Hickory, NC (828) 327-4782

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.

TWO CEMETERY LOTS. For sale at Cleveland County Cemetery. $1,000/each. 828289-3601.

FLAG POLES, FLAGS IN STOCK. Pickup or we deliver and install available. J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City. Call 828-245-5895.

DEER CORN. SHELLED, 50lbs, $10.05. 828-287-3272. FESCUE HAY FOR SALE. $4.50 per bale. Call 704-5834110. If no answer leave message. NEW 40 PC CHRISTMAS DISHES. 8pc glasses, 60x84 tablecloth, Holly Pattern. Cost $90. Sale $55. New 20pc Christmas Dishes, CokeCola/ Snowman Pattern, Collectible. Cost $50. Sale $25. 828-2483402. Please leave message. PURE RAW LOCAL HONEY. $18 per quart, $10 per pint. Produced in Rutherford County. Call or text Jackson Corbin, 828-980-1823.

ANTIQUES UNIQUE ANTIQUE STATION: Farm House Decor, Antiques, Collectibles, Vintage Toys, Jewelry and MORE. Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-5pm. 985 US 74 Business Hwy., Ellenboro. Find us on FB. 828-382-0075.

FOR SALE SOUND EQUIPMENT ALL PEVEY 4 DM 112, 4DM 118 SUB WOOFERS, 24 CHANNEL FX MIX BOARD, ROLAND RD150 ELECTRIC KEY BOARD, 5 PEAVEY WIRED MIC’S, 1 WIRELESS MIC, STAGE LIGHTS AND ALL CONTROLLERS, MIC STANDS, GUITAR STANDS, ALL WIRING AND CONNECTOR. IN EXCELLENT CONDITION, NO FINANCE, CASH SALE ONLY, NON- NEGOTIABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CONTACT 828-310-3602 (828) 310-3602 majohnson0661@ VINTAGE MARANTZ RECEIVER- BOSE SPEAKERS. Vintage Marantz RS 3559 A/V Receiver Century Collection Champagne Steel Rare - includes Remote Control - $500. Bose Acoustimass5 Series3 Speaker System - $200. (352) 3591444 MORGAN’S FIREWOOD SERVICE. Green oak, small stove wood. $75, delivered. Call 828-395-0758 FREE PIANO. Call (704) 7347690

METAL TOOLBOX/GANGBOX. 48 inches long, 30 inches wide, 30 inches tall, 5 in. steel wheels, 3 removal trays. $150 or OBO. 864-491-6025 (c) or 864-839-4289 (H). FIREWOOD FOR SALE. Long wheelbase load. Fully loaded. $70.00/load. Delivered. 864-492-4793 or 803627-9408. TOO LAZY FOR YARDSALE. De’Longhi Electric Space Heater 1500W $45, Dirt Devil Swift Stick $10, Used GE Microwave $15, New Offset Umbrella Cover $20 still in packaging Tan in color, Bedside Toilet Seat Never Used $50, Bath Chair $15, various women’s leather motorcycle items size 8/ medium. Kenmore Electric Sewing Machine in cabinet, make an offer. (704) 476-5113 ANTIQUE LAMPS FOR SALE. 1967, set of 3, $800. Serious inquiries only. 980434-3547 FOUR CEMETERY PLOTS. Located at Cleveland Memorial Park in Shelby, NC. All four plots are next to sidewalk at the Bell Tower “Great Location”. $2000 each or all four $7000. call (704) 466-8295 CHINA CABINET LIKE NEW. Good condition $350. (704) 482-7274

16’X40’ OR TWO STORY BUILDINGS BUILT ON SITE. 1 DAY INSTALL. J. Johnson Sales INC. 828-245-5895. UTILITY BUILDINGS, STORAGE BUILDINGS. Steel, Wood, Vinyl. Some fully insulated, 1 to 2 day delivery if buy from stock. Cash or low down payment with monthly payments. No credit ok. J. Johnson Sales INC. 828-2455895. DUMP TRAILERS “WE GOT ‘EM” 6’x10’, 6’x12’ and 7’x14’ (5 & 7 Ton) “All the Options on All! contact J. Johnson Sales, Inc., Forest City. (828) 245-5895 ENCLOSED TRAILERS IN STOCK! 6’x10’, 6’x12’, 7’x12’ and 7’x16’ contact J. Johnson Sales, Inc., Forest City. (828) 245-5895


FIREWOOD FOR SALE. All types already split. Can deliver. Truck & Trailer loads, starting at $75. Will negotiate. 704-466-7623



YARD SALES HUGE YARD SALE Sat. Dec 4th, 2021 from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Great Christmas gifts. Brand new Tupperware and lots of other items. Something for everyone. 416 Allen St., Shelby, NC 28152

Deadline: Friday at 12:00 Noon

BLACK LEATHER LOVE SEAT. Very nice. $125. 704834-9848, (704) 538-8867 GE WHITE SMOOTH TOP RANGE. Works perfect. I’ve changed to gas. $125. Electric heater in wood cabinet 32x26x11. Will heat Den, Kitchen, Dining Room. $60. 704-418-6796 GIANT VAC FOR SALE 16 HP, Vanguard. Great for dump truck or trailor to get up leaves. $1,000. 704-4807405. 4 MATCHING DINING CHAIRS $40. Very heavy 6’x4’ patio table & benches $120. OBO. Large black leather recliner, real dad’s chair, great condition $80. Brand new SS double bowl sink $60. Fred 828-202-1000. FOR SALE Great Deal! Ceramic Kiln 31 inches Tall Outside 22 inches Top Inside 17x19 call 704-487-7715 FIREWOOD FOR SALE. Full size truck $120, short bed $80, 9’ dump truck $250. Seasoned wood & fire pit wood. Delivery available. (828) 4612379 2005 AUDI S4. 168,000 miles, very clean, no leaks, maintenance kept. Clean title. Asking $5,700 obo. 704-284-1450 BEDROOM SUIT $400. King size bed with head board, 2 bed side tables, chest, dresser and 2 mirrors. Light colored wood. Just needs some TLC and paint. (864) 219-7050 sueggriff@ TINTED GLASS TOP PANEL. Fits 2003 Corvette Coupe. In great shape. Price negotiable. 704-466-0916. USED CAMPER TOPS: BUY/SALE/TRADE. Various sizes and styles. 828-9800881. BASEBALL COMPLETE SETS for sale. From the 80s. Call 828-748-9774. HORSE QUALITY HAY. Square and round bales. Call (704) 487-6855 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 ALL METAL GARAGES. Big Discounts! Zero down. Call for more details. 828-382-0455. 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. HAVE A STORAGE BUILDING NOT USING, OUTGROWN IT? Sell it, trade in for new bigger one. We take trades, we buy used buildings. Must be factory built, able to move. J. Johnson Sales INC. 828-245-5895.

DEER CORN, 60 POUND BAG. $9. Callahan Farms. 704-300-5341- Steve; 704472-8865 - Cletus; 704-3005341- Todd (704) 692-1627 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. REFRIGERATORS, STOVES, WASHERS, DRYERS. Discount Prices. 1205 Earl Road, Shelby NC. (704) 487-4443



BICHON FRISE PUPPIES FOR SALE. BEAUTIFUL BICHON FRISE PUPPIES, 1 FEMALE & 4 MALES, WILL BE READY ON DEC. 20TH, JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS! LITTER IS CKC REGISTERED. PARENTS ARE CKC PEDIGREED & ARE ON-SITE WITH PUPPIES. CAN BE SEEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. LOCATED IN RUTHERFORD COUNTY, NC. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE - TAKING DEPOSITS NOW VIA PAYPAL OR CASH. VERY HEALTHY, FRIENDLY, VET CHECKED. (828) 289-1306 S T E V E C R O S S 2 2 @YA HOO.COM YORKIES 2 MALES LEFT! Two Traditional black and tan male Yorkies. Raised in our home under foot. Loved and cared for all day long. Vet checked, first shots, dewormed, tails docked, dewclaws removed. $1200. $100 deposit will hold your bundle of joy available 12/9/21. Call 704-692-3698 to schedule a FaceTime or visit. Shelby NC area. (704) 692-3698 LOVE UNDER THE TREE. 2 Reg Yorkies, 3 Parti Yorkies. All shots / dewormed up to date. Vet certified. CKC certified. Christmas discounted at $1,000.00 each. Taking deposits. (704) 473-7042 CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES. 3 months old with all their puppy shots and worming. $200 each. (828) 429-6861

CASH FOR YOUR CAR running or not, title or no title. Call Charles Dellinger at Red Road Towing. 704692-6767, (704) 487-0228

FREE PUPPY TO GIVE AWAY. Chihuahua mix, 6 months old. Call 980-4343547

CASH FOR YOUR RECORD ALBUMS. Call Ron. (919) 314-7579

RARE BLUE MERLE POMERANIAN. 5 months old female, 1.5 lbs. 1st shots, will stay small. Everything goes with her. $1650. (704) 4736789

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 LIFT CHAIR. heavy duty. Call: 828-429-7710 WE BUY USED TRAILERS with Titles. J. Johnson Sales Inc. Call 828-245-5895. WANT TO BUY. ATV’s, PopUp Campers and Small Travel Trailers. Call 828-429-3935. 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 FREE HORSE MANURE COMPOST. Free composted horse manure. Great for gardens. Located in Bostic, NC. (828) 447-0652 YANMAR TRACTOR 22 horsepower. Excellent Condition $3500.00 OBO Too many new parts to list, call for details. 704-718-9122 (704) 718-9122 FORD TRACTOR FOR SALE. Model 860, Runs great, new tires. Lots of new parts. $5,250 or OBO. Call Randy for more info:704-4727800. NEW SOUTHERN 5 FT. BUSH HOG. $1,250. 828-2873272.

PETS & LIVESTOCK PASTURE FOR RENT for horses. Up to 3 horses will cost $120/mth. 704-434-7663. 4 CKC GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES. We have 4 sweet babies looking for their forever homes. The will be ready around Thanksgiving. They are vet checked. Asking $600 each. 3 males and 1 female. (704) 734-7088

FREE KITTENS to a good inside home. Call 704-419 9413 (anytime) or call 828201-3861 after 4pm. YOUNG RESCUE CATS. Spayed & neutered. Males $80, females $125. Call for selection. (828) 391-0919 TOY YORKIE-POO FEMALE. CKC registered, 1 year old, all shots, vet checked, spayed. $650. (828) 391-0919 CHINESE SHAR-PEI PUPPIES. Full blooded Chinese Shar-pei puppies $1700 AKC registered, with a pedigree blood line traced back 4 generations. The babies already covered in wrinkles. Possibly ready for Christmas TIME. Taking $300 nonrefundable deposits. You can come see your puppy anytime you want, also can send videos of the baby growing. Only serious inquires. Call or message for more pictures. (910) 605-1987 GOATS & DOG FOR SALE. Two Nigerian doe goats, 2yrs. old, wormed/had shots. $200 ea. or $375/both. Also, a Teacup Yorkie Poo Chi, blonde, male, 2 1/2 years old, been neutered. $550. 828-3910919. FOUND 4 MONTH OLD GREY & BLACK TABBY. IN Mooresboro area near Dollar General 114/21, wearing faded blue collar with blue bell. Please call (704) 472-3960 YOUNG BLACK LAB (MALE) $200. Variety of Chihuahua & Feist (All Lap Dogs) All Under 3 Years Old $100 up . Call (704) 473-8300 ADULT QUAIL $5 EACH. Quail Chicks $1.50 ea. Quail eggs $3 per doz. (704) 4769943 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. TO PLACE AN AD GIVE US A CALL AT 704-484-1047 OR GO TO



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CARS & TRUCKS 2002 FORD CROWN VICTORIA 81,447 miles, good condition. Everything power works. Serious Inquiries only, $5500. (704) 300-2783 1993 FORD TAURUS $950 cash. Call anytime. (704) 482-6010 1993 FORD BUCKET TRUCK. 7.2 diesel, 5sp., disc brakes, mechanically sound, 175K mi., $6500. OBO sell or trade. 828-429-8833.






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





ROSE HILL MEMORIAL PARK PLOTS. For Sale. $1000 each for (2) spaces. Section 1, Lot number 74 Spaces 1 & 2. Lawndale, NC 28090 (919) 696-7867

NICE COUNTRY LIVING. 2 or 3BR mobile homes for rent.10 minutes from Shelby. NO PETS. Seniors welcome. No Texts. 843-957-9299.

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

2&3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Nice and clean, water furnished. Oak Grove Community, Kings Mtn. Call or text, 704-739-0259.

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

3 BEDROOM BRICK HOUSE in Forest City. Central heat and air. Leave a message $950 plus deposit (828) 458-7403

VACATIONS OCEAN LAKES MYRTLE BEACH. Cottage N34. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, den, kitchen, dining, covered deck, near country store. Call Dorcas, 803-7182659.


1996 FORD F-150. 57,938 miles, $1833, 5.0L engine, garage kept, more info at, very clean inside and out. (910) 4279810

WINNERS From Page 6 work forming collaborations to further literacy in Gaston County and to expand the use of library facilities for on-site and digital visits.” Non-silo, collaborative work is a major consideration in the award criteria. A few of the Gaston County Public Library collaborations include Veterans programs, Elements of Em-

DW 2018 MOBILE HOME. For Sale. Never Been Lived In- .63 lot, 4BR, 2BA. #3 School District. 980-4045200. (980) 404-5200 powerment, Inc. providing “Cultural Rhythms and Readings from the Rocker” with a multicultural focus, Black Star Theater Company’s “History of Jazz” and “Broadway By Request” musical programs, the ongoing Live @ Your Library series, the Somethin’ Pumpkin partnership with Cooperative Extension, and Gaston County Museum and Schiele Museum collaborations. The Public Library Sys-

FOR RENT CLEVELAND COUNTY DUPLEX IN SHELBY. 2 bedroom 1 bath, Non Smoker, Not HAP eligible, No Pets, $575 month. Lease, references, credit/background check required. If no answer leave message. (704) 482-7504 2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH, MOBILE HOME. Outside City of Kings Mountain, on a large private lot, not pets, references required. Call 704-4183790

NORTH CAROLINA GASTON COUNTY IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK In the Matter of the Estate of: BARBRA WELCH FLINT; AKA, BARBARA WELCH FLINT Deceased. EXECUTRIX NOTICE Having qualified on the 4th day of November, 2021 as Executrix of the Estate of Barbra Welch Flint; aka, Barbara Welch Flint, deceased, late of Gaston County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Administrator CTA on or before the 18th day of February, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate will please make immediate payment. This the 17th day of November, 2021. Donna Jean Welch, Ex. C. Andrew Neisler, Jr. CLONINGER & NEISLER P.O. BOX 515 300 E. King Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086 CE (11/17, 24, 12/01 & 08/2021)

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

LAUREL HILL APARTMENTS. Will stop taking applications effective December 1, 2021 for our 1 bedroom waiting lists. 704-487-1114

NO HEAT BILLS HERE! 1 bedroom apartment, excellent location, Shelby. Second floor. Not HAP eligible. No pets or smoking. Heat & water included in $525 month. (704) 4875480

tem has touched many lives in Gaston County and is thus a richly deserving winner of the 2020-2021 Circle of Caring Award. The Community Leadership Award is presented annually to an organization whose work has made a significant impact to enhance the quality of life in Gaston County. It recognizes the ideals reflected in Gaston Together’s mission of collaboration and creative problem-solving to address root causes of issues. Some

past winners include the Community Foundation Run Campaign, Gaston College and the Rotary Community Garden. The 2019 winner was the Greater Gaston Development Corporation’s “Gaston Outside” Campaign. Each year, the winner of the Community Leadership Award receives a sculpture commissioned by Gaston Together. This sculpture is the “Circle of Caring,” an original piece of artwork designed by the late renowned


LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF GASTON NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS OF JERRY V. BELL Having qualified as Limited Personal Representative of the Estate of Jerry V. Bell, deceased, of Gaston County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned at 106 North Cherry Street, Cherryville, North Carolina, on or before the 24th day of February, 2022, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate will please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

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artist Dr. Graham Weathers. Special recognition will also be given this year to the Gaston Controlled Substances Coalition (GCSC) for their work to improve our county’s quality of life by facilitating prevention, education, and policy change to assist persons and families of all socioeconomic, ethnic, and racial groups in avoiding and seeking treatment for opioid-related disorders. The GCSC will be presented with the Circle of Excellence Award. In addition, Gaston Together will celebrate and announce the 2020 and 2021 county-wide winners and honorable mentions of their third grade, “Proudest Kid in Gaston County” Essay Contest. This contest is open to all third graders in the county in both public and private schools and was sponsored by the Pearl Dixon Balthis Foundation. The essays are written by third graders fol-


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lowing their study of the “Pride in Gaston” Traveling Tour. Traditionally, this program is a field trip which takes place in the fall of the school year. Due to COVID-19 restrictions in 2020 and 2021, the tour was converted to a virtual format with the help of the Gaston County Travel and Tourism Department. The tour was developed by Gaston Together as a community pride building program for young students. It was designed in partnership with Gaston County Schools to coincide with the third grade study of the community. Mann+Hummel served as the 2020 Corporate Sponsor while Duke Energy was the Corporate Sponsor in 2021. Gaston County Travel & Tourism served as the Community Sponsor. Program Partners were Tindol Ford-Lincoln-Subaru, Dominion Energy, GSM Services and Pinnix, Inc.

This the 24th day of November, 2021.


Jerry V. Bell, Jr. Limited Personal Representative Counsel for the Estate: PALMER E. HUFFSTETLER, JR. ATTORNEY AT LAW 106 North Cherry Street Cherryville, NC 28021 Telephone: 704-435-4907


CE (11/24, 12/01, 08 & 15/2021)

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The Cherryville Eagle

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Some of the volunteers cooking and cutting up the turkey prepared ahead of time for the Nov. 20 Community Thanksgiving Meal at Cherryville’s American Legion Building. (photos provided by Karen Newton)

The Cherryville Fire Department in action at a recent controlled burn (last Monday, Nov. 22), on W. Second St., in Cherryville. (photos by Ryan Gunter/CFD)


More of the many volunteers – Max Jonas, Taylor Peeler, Eric Ward, Jathan Callahan, and Jamie Carroll, who helped out cutting up and preparing the may turkeys for the Cherryville Community Thanksgiving Meal.

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The Cherryville Community Thanksgiving Meal event was, like last year, a drive-thru event, but Volunteer Coordinator Tammy Campbell said everything went well.

MEAL From Page 1 For Josh Peacock, Food Lion’s manager, the Cherryville Community Thanksgiving Meal was a “first” for him, though he has been with Food Lion for 18 years and has been involved with similar events in the past in other areas. Said Peacock, “I felt like the event was a good thing for the community. The (community) involvement was really strong. The turnout was amazing!” For Food Lion Customer Services manager Karen Newton, a 30-year employee of Food Lion and a veteran of more than a few Thanksgiving Meal events, being able to once again help out those in need of a hot meal this season was the “icing on the cake” of being involved. Newton was pleased that

many of the Cherryville Food Lion staff was able to volunteer and help out this year, just as they have done in the past. Manager Josh agreed, adding, “It was nice to see some of our young people get involved.” Peacock noted Food Lion had to order ahead in order to make sure they had all they needed, noting the orders started “…a month out”. He added it was basically a situation of Food Lion basically saying, in effect, “…let our family feed your family” at the Community Thanksgiving Meal. Another way Food Lion reaches out, he and Newton noted, was the store’s $5 food boxes which go to Cherryville Area Ministries. As for doing it again, all of those involved are happy things went well this season and are hoping for even greater things for Thanksgiving 2022.

Ms. Peyton Lail, a Food Lion employee, was just one of many from that local store who volunteered her time to help out at the Saturday, Nov. 20, Thanksgiving Meal.