Rutherford Weekly 6-13-24

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The 2024 Special Olympics North Carolina (SONC) Summer Games concluded June 2 and more than 20 Special Olympics athletes from Rutherford County returned home winners in their respective games. Accompanying the athletes were 19 coaches, chaperones, family and friends from Rutherford County.

“We are proud of the large delegation of athletes, coaches, and chaperones we took to the summer games this past weekend,” Alison Dorsey Kennedy, co-coordinator of the Special Olympics of Rutherford County said. “The weekend was fun and inspiring as Rutherford county competed in four different sports. We hope to continue to grow our program and expand the sports opportunities we offer,” she said.

Jeffery Littlejohn, who traveled to the Summer Games as a chaperone for Rutherford County, said the Special Olympics are so meaningful to him seeing all the athletes come together to have a great time. He accompanied Kato Porter, who is on the traditional bowling team.

Kato’s bowling team, Rutherford Judgement Day, received the gold medal. Other members of the team are Steven Jebraum Camp, Michael Cobb, Erick Grondahl and Jeremy Hart.

“They are just happy to be at the games and meeting other people. They enjoy participating in their various sports. There’s not as much of them competing against each other. I love going and watching them doing their best and cheering

The Traditional Team, The Chiefs, received the bronze medal. They are Cassandra Collier, Amber Dysart, Vanessa Ortiz, Hartley Player and Amanda Whiteside.

In the athletics/Track and Field competition, Matthew Lazo received a gold medal for Running Long Jump; and two bronze medals for the 100m dash and the Mini Javelin 300g. Sarah Lazo received two gold medals for Softball Throw

Teri Moltrum received a bronze for the 50m dash and a gold in softball throw. Beth Ware received two gold medals in 50m dash and softball throw.

In Basketball Skills, Kelly Arnold received a gold medal; Peyton Hughes received a silver medal and Isaac Lail received a silver medal.

Tea Joy Crawford competed in Gymnastics and received three gold awards and two silver medals. She received a gold Award for Women’s All Around, Women’s Balance Beam and Women’s Uneven Bars. She took home two silver awards for Women’s Floor Exercise and Women’s Vault.

Dana Lail, the mom of athlete Isaac Lail said, “I’m so proud of all the wonderful volunteers and counselors, especially Alison Kenney for all the hard work to make this event possible for all the precious athletes.”

Isaac Lail said of the Summer Games, “I loved the dancing and playing with my boys (that means Tommy, Erin, and Wren Wilson). I got a medal.”

The Rutherford County athletes joined nearly 1,500 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners, individuals without intellectual disabilities, from across the state competing in athletics, basketball, bowling, gymnastics, powerlifting, swimming and volleyball at the Summer Games.

As SONC’s largest state-level competition, athletes competed at various venues in Raleigh, Cary and Holly Springs. Volunteers and donations are always accepted for the Special Olympics of Rutherford County. Visit their Facebook page for more information.

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Steven Camp and Micheal Cobb were among gold medal winners from the traditional bowling team. The Rutherford County contingent of athletes. Beth Ware with the Rutherford County sign. She was a twotime gold winner. In the background is Kato Porter. Dana Moltrum received a gold for the 100 walk and a silver for the Mini Javelin 300. The Gold Medal winning Traditional Bowling Team with coaches Billy Callahan, Joey Callahan and Bill Seeber. Tea Crawford claimed the gold medal in Women’s All Around, Balance Beam & Women’s Uneven Bars. She claimed 2 silver Medals for Women’s floor exercise and vault. Sarah Lazo, double gold medalist.

Rutherford Women’s League’s ‘Aim



For over four decades, Rutherford Women’s League (RWL) has been a pillar of strength in the community. The organization remains steadfast in its dedication to enhancing the welfare of Rutherford County through both financial support and community initiatives. Each RWL season is marked by monthly charitable contributions, culminating in an annual fundraiser chosen in September.

Reflecting on the event’s impact, Chrissy Mullins, fundraising cochair, emphasized the vital role organizations play in uplifting our community: “Organizations can help our community to be better by doing fundraisers and giving.”

For the second consecutive year, the fundraiser took the form of a clay shooting event hosted at Cleghorn Gun Club in Rutherfordton, drawing in a total of 60 enthusiastic participants. The competition featured a 15-station clay shoot with a shotgun start, emulating the unpredictable nature of hunting field game birds and rabbits. Steve McBrayer, general manager of Cleghorn Gun Club, provided invaluable guidance, contributing to the event’s resounding success.

transitional housing, offering a nurturing environment for participants to rebuild their lives and regain independence. Expressing gratitude for the fundraiser’s support, Ashley Nichols, Executive Director of Hope Network, underscored the critical need for reliable transportation: “We are really appreciative of all the effort and time that you ladies have put towards this fundraiser. We are in desperate need of a new vehicle to help with transportation.”

The Aim for HOPE fundraiser received generous support from numerous local organizations and businesses. Additionally, an array of Team Sponsors

After 32 years as a Registered Nurse at Mission Hospital McDowell, Patty Miller, RN, has retired. Patty originally started her career at Marion General Hospital, which later became McDowell Hospital and is now Mission Hospital McDowell.

“I worked in a lot of spaces but one of my favorites was working with oncology patients. They were always so grateful for everything you did,” said Miller. The Mission Hospital McDowell team recently celebrated her with a special retirement party at the hospital. “Patty led the way in delivering patient-centered care at the Mission Hospital McDowell,” said Dr. Tonia W. Hale, Interim Chief Executive Officer of Mission Hospital McDowell. “We thank Patty for her 32 years of service and wish her all the best in her retirement.”

Patty has been most recently a nurse in the MHM Emergency Department.

“I will miss my colleagues greatly. They were like family and made work easy,” said Miller.

Following the competition, participants savored a delectable cowboy dinner and celebrated the occasion with an awards ceremony. Handcrafted awards by potter and RWL member Leslie Dinga were presented to individual winners. Jamie Yelton claimed first place, with Jim Davis securing second place and Reid Hammett and Kelly Hendrix tying for third place. The top team honor was awarded to Edward Jones, followed by Friendship Cars of Forest City and Appling Boring Co.

The core mission of Hope Network revolves around providing 6-12 months of

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Earth Month declared a success

22 teams led the local eff

The eighth annual Keep Rutherford County Beautiful Spring Litter Sweep brought together local citizens in a unified effort to enhance the cleanliness and beauty of our cherished county.

From parks to parking lots, roadsides to trails, volunteers collaborated with ongoing cleanup programs and the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) to remove litter and debris, rejuvenating outdoor spaces for everyone to enjoy.

This year, 22 dedicated Team Leaders orchestrated the efforts, rallying over 240 volunteers to join the cause.

“We were thrilled to see a significant number of firsttime leaders step up to the challenge,” remarked Jenna Bailey, Executive Director of Keep Rutherford County Beautiful. “Once individuals witness the litter problem

firsthand, they become passionate advocates for change.”

The Spring Litter Sweep teams were led by passionate leaders from various organizations, including Audrey Friedman, Team TJCA Upper Campus; Brenda Davis, Team Cleghorn Mill Road; Chele Mills, Team First United Methodist Church (FUMC) of Rutherfordton; Cynthia Robbins, Team 4-H; Dayna Causby, Team Hinton Creek Rd; Garry Williams, Team FUMC Rutherfordton Youth Group; Jenna Bailey, Team Artifacturing; Jill Graudszus, Team Boy Scouts; Kaitlyn Sampson, Team Befesa Zinc Metal; Kasey Jackson, Team Foothills Board of Realtors; Kat Scala, Team Chimney Rock State Park; Madison McComas, Team TJCA Upper Campus; Miranda Parker, Team Meta;

Stacy Dawkins, Team RS Central High School; and Teresa Stone, Friendship Club (FUMC Rutherfordton After School Program). We extend our gratitude to all participants and sponsors for their invaluable support.

In addition to the community-driven efforts, the NCDOT has increased its commitment in 2024, cleaning 430 SHM (shoulder highway miles) of roadways every quarter as well as an additional 339.28 SHM so far this year, ultimately removing over 50,000 lbs of litter or 25 tons of litter to date.

Keep Rutherford County Beautiful also operates a paid pickup program aimed at addressing roadside litter in areas deemed unsafe for volunteers. With $20,000 allocated from the annual $50,000 budget, this program plays a crucial role in advancing the mission of a cleaner, greener Rutherford County. During this round, $10,695 was invested to clean up 70.5 miles across the county, resulting in the collection of 562 bags of litter. Despite its costliness, this initiative is instrumental in achieving our goal of a cleaner and safer environment for all.

focused on both litter removal and beautification throughout the month of April. Befesa Zinc Metal hosted an Arbor Day Celebration, featuring trash cleanup and tree planting activities to enhance the local environment.

R-S Central High School celebrated Earth Day by filling the flower beds at the front entrance with perennials and pollinators, sweeping the campus of litter, and making found object art.

RCTDA’s leadership, staffing, and $50,000 contribution to the 20232024 budget have been instrumental in driving the success of these initiatives. Don Cason’s dedication to instilling community pride and educating citizens has been pivotal in achieving our goals. “TDA staff are proud to participate in our biannual cleanup along Coxe Road. It’s essential to be part of initiatives that foster community pride and enact positive change,” said Don Cason, Executive Director of Rutherford County Tourism Development Authority (RCTDA) and the largest funding partner. Looking ahead, Keep Rutherford County Beautiful is committed to expanding educational initiatives to address the root causes of

Suicide Prevention Resources

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) recently launched a Suicide Prevention Resources website ( with helpful information on suicide and crisis lifelines, suicide prevention action plans, and resources for you, your community and providers to help prevent suicide. Resources are grouped to easily identify services that meet the needs of North Carolina’s diverse population, divided by age, sexuality, race, ethnicity and military status. Whether you are seeking assistance for yourself or someone else, or if you want to implement an initiative in your community or need guidance, the Suicide Prevention Resources are here to assist.

Data sources, toolkits and the Suicide Prevention Resource Center Best Practices Registry are all a part of the new website content. You are not alone. Call, text or chat 988 to access support from a trained crisis counselor. The lifeline is free, confidential and available 24/7.

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Memorable ways to Memorable ways to CELEBRATE DAD

Dads do a lot for their families, and Father’s Day is the perfect time to acknowledge those efforts. The days when dads would receive a colorful necktie for Father’s Day are largely (and, for fathers, thankfully) a relic of the past. Modern Father’s Day celebrations tend to involve more careful planning, and the following are some ways to make this year’s day for dads one to remember.

• Take Dad on a tour through his own history. The popularity of genealogy has skyrocketed over the last decade-plus, as various firms have made it easier than ever for individuals to trace their family histories. If Dad counts himself among the millions across the globe interested in their family histories, moms and kids can work together to create a virtual tour through that history. Present the history as a printed book or as a video, sharing interesting things you learned about Dad’s ancestors but also highlighting key moments in his life. This presentation can be accompanied by a subscription to a genealogy service and a tour of some of Dad’s childhood haunts before the family enjoys brunch or dinner in the neighborhood where Dad grew up.

• Take to the great outdoors. Father’s Day is celebrated in mid-June, making the day a perfect time to enjoy the great outdoors (weather permitting). Plan a day around Dad’s favorite

outdoor activity.

If Dad is an avid fisherman, book a family outing on a charter boat so Dad can focus on catching fish and not navigating. If Dad loves being in natural settings, camp out the night before Father’s Day so he can wake up to the sound of birds chirping in the crisp morning air. If Dad has a favorite baseball team, take him out to the ballgame so he can soak up some Father’s Day sun.

• Book a private chef. If Dad has a fascination with food, perhaps nothing can make Father’s Day more memorable than a delicious meal served by a private chef. Private chefs will do all the work, giving moms and kids more time to spend with Dad throughout the day, and then the whole family can enjoy a special meal made by someone whose specialty is crafting delicious dinners. Offerings vary, but many private chefs handle all the cooking and cleaning. Identify Dad’s favorite dish and then look for a chef who specializes in that type of cuisine.

• Appeal to Dad’s inner adventurer. Some Dads may just want to relax on Father’s Day, while others may prefer a more adventurous celebration. If Dad falls into the latter group, book a fun and adventurous activity the whole family can enjoy together. A kayaking trip, a skydiving session, a round of paintball, or even tickets to a rock concert on Father’s Day weekend can connect Dad with his inner adventurer. There’s no shortage of ways for families to make this Father’s Day one Dad won’t soon forget.

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Fridays Through October 25

What: Lake Lure Farmers Market

When: Fridays 4-7pm

Where: Morse Park; 2948 Memorial Hwy., Lake Lure

June 15

What: Rutherford County Farmers Market

When: June 15; 8am to 12pm

Where: Park Square (across from POPS), Forest City

June 14

June 15

What: Car, truck and bike show

When: June 15; registration 10am-12pm

Where: Flyboy Pizza; 206 Fashion Circle, Rutherfordton

More Info: $20 entry fee; door prizes, 50/50 drawing, awards. Johnnie 828-4297500.

June 19

What: Juneteenth Celebration

When: June 19; 12-8pm

Where: Kiwanis Park Rutherfordton

June 21

What: Free Dental Bus

When: June 21; 9am-3pm

Where: Isothermal Business Services Building

More Info: Appointment required, call 828-785-2087.

June 22

What: Seeds to Silverware

When: June 22; 6pm

Where: Caitlyn Farms, Mill Spring


Summer Tutoring Sign-ups

What: Summer Tutoring ProgramReading Grades 1-7

Where: 132 East Main St., Forest City- McBrayer Office Bldg.

More Info: Tutors have NC Teaching Certificate. Limited slots. Team NC Tutoring 828-202-5593 or info@


What: Woodworkers Club

When: Every Fourth Tuesday Where: Rutherford County Annex, Rutherfordton More Info: 919-696-6064

What: Stitch by Stitch

When: First Saturday monthly, 12pm Where: Rutherford County Library, Callahan Rd., Spindale

More Info: Age 10 & up; cross-stitch, needle point and slow stitching

What: If you’re an American Legion member of Post 74 Forest City, Post 423 Henrietta or Post 437 Chimney Rock & haven’t renewed your membership dues, do so at www.

More Info: If you’d like to join the American Legion, contact Jimmy at 704-819-5862.

What: Learn more about the Civil War/Confederacy third Friday monthly at annex in Rutherfordton. 6:30pm refreshments. 7pm meeting. William Corbitt SCV camp welcomes you.

More Info: teddybear93_890@yahoo. com

Volunteer Opportunities

Rutherford County Habitat for Humanity’s affordable homes are making a positive impact on many families in need. Come volunteer today and lay the foundation for a brighter tomorrow. Volunteers needed for construction, ReStore, Clothing Center, and more. 828-245-0716,,

Volunteer Opportunities

NC Guardian ad Litem Program trains & supervises child advocate volunteers to represent best interests of kids in court system. www.volunteerforgal. org, 828-288-6121.

CarePartners Hospice & Palliative

Care is seeking volunteers. Variety of opportunities, including specialized respite support, socializationcompanionship, assistance with errands, Veterans program & more. Volunteer roles are designed to support staff. 828-274-9567.


What: Open Arms Substance Abuse

When: Tuesdays 6-7pm

Where: Highland Apartments Activity Center; 171 Butler Rd., Forest City

More Info: Open to those with substance abuse, parents or guardians of children with substance abuse addictions. Rena: 828-305-1280.


What: Atrium Health community health bus

When: Thursdays 9:30am-4:30pm Where: Grahamtown Community Center; 129 First St., Forest City

More Info: Screenings, referrals, cardiology pediatrics, well checks, minor injuries, diseases, radiology, diabetology; walk-ins welcome;

What: Rutherfordton Kiwanis Club


When: 6:30-7:30pm (except 5th Thurs)

Where: Woodrow Jones Building, Rutherfordton

More Info: New members welcome, light dinner served. ruffkiwanis@

What: Narcotics Anonymous meeting

When: Thursdays; 12:30-1:30pm

Where: Community Healing Recovery & Thriving Center; 648 Withrow Rd., Forest City

What: Juneteenth “Community Builders”


When: June 14; 6pm

Where: New Bethel AME Zion Church; 263 Forest St., Forest City

More Info: $40 donation; Speaker: Rev. Dr. J. Ruth Davis- Shields. Food, music, dance, more.

What: History of Cliffside

When: June 14; 1:30pm

Where: Haynes Branch Library

More Info: Cliffside Historical Society members Phillip White and Wayne Smith will present the program.

What: Flag Retirement Ceremony

When: June 14; 6:30pm Where: Morse Park, Lake Lure

June 15

What: Juneteenth Celebration

When: June 15; 12-6pm

Where: Pavilion On Park Square (POPS), Forest City

More Info: Stage performances, food trucks & other vendors; Black-owned businesses, clothing & more; jewelry. To be a vendor call 828-229-3380

More Info: MLK Committee of New Hope hosting. Food, fun, entertainment, games, arts & craft vendors. Sponsored by Carolina Foothills, MLK Committee, African American Heritage Museum, Town of Rutherfordton Giles Foundation, Ulysses Funeral Home. 828-447-2674

June 21

What: Car, truck and bike show

When: June 21; Registration 2-4pm

Where: Tryon International Equestrian Center

More Info: 50/50 drawing, door prizes. Johnnie 828-429-7500

What: Improve Your Health event

When: June 21; 9am-3pm

Where: Business /Science building at ICC

More Info: Free cancer screenings, appointments: 98-214-3024; Blue Ridge Health FREE screenings & substance abuse support; DSS; Pisgah League Health Insurance info RC Transit transportation connections; RutherfordHELP, connecting to multiple community resources & spiritual resources free.


July 4

What: BIG DAY in Ellenboro

When: July 4; 9am-1pm

Where: South Glenn & Depot Streets in Ellenboro

More Info: Car show, street vendors, craftsmen, games, street dancing & more. Recognition of veterans: 9am in front of Depot Museum. Free.

July 12

What: Pastors Mental Health Conference

When: July 12; 4-8pm Where: Gold Hill Missionary Baptist Assn, Spindale

July 22-26

What: We Build Summer Camp

When: July 22-26

Where: Isothermal Community College

More Info: For rising 4th-7th grade girls.

August 3

What: Back 2 School Bash & Movement Fest

When: August 3; 10am-3pm

Where: Pavilion on Park Square (POPS) Forest City

More Info: School supplies for students, food, fun, games, family resource fair and fitness movement.

More Info: An East Rutherford High School FFA Alumni & supporters fundraiser.

What: Free Dental Bus

When: June 22; 8am-3pm

Where: Forest Lake Church; Forest Lake Rd., Forest City

More Info: 828-248-1968.

What: Car, truck and bike show

When: June 22; 9am-12pm

Where: Soul of Michoacan Restaurant, College Ave, Forest City

More Info: $25 entry fee; door prizes, 50/50 drawing. Car show presented by Caroleen Methodist Church. Johnnie 828429-7500.

August 3-4

What: Spartan Race- obstacle race series

When: August 3-4; 7am-1pm

Where: Tryon International Equestrian Center; 4066 Pea Ridge Rd., Mill Spring

More Info: To test endurance, strength, agility, & mental toughness. Tickets: https://go.evvnt. com/2464443-0?pid=7157

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5 fun facts about the month of June

June marks the official start of summer in the northern hemisphere, and it’s the month when summer vacation begins for millions of schoolchildren. Those two things make the month of June especially popular in many households. But June is about more than summer and the end of the school year. The following are five fun facts about the beloved month of June that anyone can use as a great ice breaker at backyard barbecues this summer.

1. June is named after Juno, the Roman goddess of childbirth and fertility.

2. The day with the potentially longest hours of sunlight of any day all year is in June. When the sun is out on the summer solstice, which marks the official start of summer and in 2023 is celebrated on Wednesday, June 21, people in the northern hemisphere can anticipate

more hours of sunlight than any other day during the calendar year.

3. According to the American Gem Society, June is one of only two months that is associated with three birthstones: alexandrite, moonstone and pearl. Pearls are especially unique among gemstones, as they are the only ones made by living creatures.

4. In both common and leap years, no other month begins on the same day of the week as June.

5. New York Yankee Lou Gehrig began his streak of playing in 2,130 consecutive games on June 1, 1925. The streak ended on April 20, 1939. Gehrig held the record for consecutive games played until Baltimore Orioles legend Cal Ripken, Jr., surpassed the man known as “The Iron Horse” on September 6, 1995.

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$2000 donation from Food Lion Feeds Charities.

Basics Christian Ministries received $2,000 from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation to help nourish neighbors experiencing hunger.

The Feeding the Hungry grant supports community feeding partners by helping neighbors increase their access to nutritious food and providing nutrition education to eliminate health risks for those

experiencing food insecurity.

Basics will use the grant to purchase nutritious food and to support its ongoing, all-volunteer organization.

The Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation is committed to supporting families facing food insecurity across its 10-state footprint. Established in 2001, the foundation provides financial support for programs and organizations dedicated to feeding local neighbors in the communities it serves. Since its inception, the foundation has awarded more than $18.9 million in grants.

During the recent food drive hosted by postal employees, a large amount of food of excellent quality was received, said Basics director Barry Yelton.

“This food has been very helpful in feeding the 140 plus families that come to us weekly for assistance,” Yelton said. “High food prices have forced more people to

use food resources like Basics. Donations of food or money are crucial to our being able to continue to provide generous amounts of healthy food to those in need in Rutherford County,” he said.

“We would like to thank the Forest City area postal workers for their food drive, which is a great help to Basics in our work to feed those most in need. Thank you and may God richly bless you,” Yelton said.

Mission Health gives out 23 scholarships in memory of Kesha Young

Mission Health awarded their annual Kesha Young Health Careers Scholarship, with the aim of making college more affordable for minority high school seniors and college students from Western North Carolina

who are pursuing careers in healthcare. Twentythree students from around the Western North Carolina region were given scholarships at a ceremony held at Mission Hospital’s Cancer Center.

diversity of our talent pipeline as we continue to expand educational programming and resources to help all of our dedicated colleagues grow.”

Basics also operates a thrift store in Henrietta where donated goods are sold to help support the ministry. Anyone wanting to contribute can come by Basics at 142 North Main Street in Henrietta Thursday through Saturday from 10am to 2pm. Donations can be sent to Basics at P. O. Box 207, Cliffside, NC 28024. Donations can also be made on the website at

Devoria Monique Boykins, an East Rutherford High School graduate, was among the winners.

“At Mission Health, we are committed to fostering an inclusive culture where our colleagues can

Mission colleagues become part of HCA Healthcare’s national network of practices and hospitals, opening doors to opportunities in cities and towns of all different types for our team to consider on their career journey. Mission also offers a number of clinical pathway programs, tuition-reimbursement option, and a student loan repayment program for our ts-eligible colleagues.

disabilities and underwent multiple surgeries at Mission Hospital. Kesha died just months before she was scheduled to earn her high school diploma. Despite being in constant pain and confined to a wheelchair, Kesha was described by her adoptive parents as embodying the characteristics that are vital to how healthcare team members engage with patients, families and visitors, with a strong spirit, warm smile and positive encouragement.

The scholarship is in its 27th year and is named in honor of Kesha Young, a 22-year-old, bi-racial woman who was born with mental and physical

Winners in attendance: Aaliyah Diaz – Mendez, Abigail Pantoja-Ortiz, Aimee Garcia-Bouchot, Arianna Chantel Bah, Chloe Taylor Lambert, Kenia Garcia accepting for Clarisa Sarai Garcia, Cortnee Renae Tate, Devoria Monique Boykins, Judy Felipe De La Cruz, Kamra Lej’eune Harper, Kevin Sayid Cordero, Nicole Allen, Qiarra Vanee Martin, Salvador Lopez, Tessa Abigail Swepson.

Winners not in attendance: Aracely Castillo, Briana Gee, Brinkley Jadyn Hodshon, Daijah Jae Elliott, Ejustis Ledbetter, Janae Danielle Wofford, N’deye Diakhou Gaye, Yireh N. VidalGonzalez.

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Sportsman’s Corner Corner

Aiming Outdoorsmen Toward Christ

Why Are There So Many Bear Sightings Now?

NC Wildlife Resources Commission Emphasizes Methods to Safely Coexist with Black Bears

Have you ever wondered about wonder? I mean have you ever thought why you attribute beauty or awe to certain things?

Have you ever been amazed how a large tree can grow from the tiniest crack in a massive rock? Have you ever been rapt by a sunset, a blanket of fog, or ridge of mountains in the fall? I know you have. And I also know you’re beginning to think I’m spending too much time in a tree stand, bored from not seeing deer. Not yet, but I can say this. Deer hunters are people who get to see some of the greatest wonders of earth. Sitting in a tree stand for hours really can make you focus on every particular area in view and analyze its most intricate pieces. There, you are forced to think deeper than what is on the surface. You don’t just see a tree or a rock, but you see an oak and a piece of sandstone. You don’t just see an oak and a piece of sandstone; you see a strutting limb and a unique shape. You don’t just see a strutting limb or a unique shape; you see a guiding force that has sent a seed flying through the wind or a boulder rolling down a hill.

This time of year, North Carolina experiences an increase in people reporting that they’ve seen a bear, in both rural and urban areas of the Mountains, Coast and even the Piedmont. Calls to the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s (NCWRC) Wildlife Helpline (866-3182401) increase with daily questions about bears, peaking from late April through August. There are several reasons for that.

“Bears are emerging from their winter dens during spring and becoming more active,” said Colleen Olfenbuttel, NCWRC’s game mammals and surveys supervisor and bear expert.

property, entering occupied homes, and causing direct threats to human safety.

We have today what is known as the Seven Wonders of the World. They are called “Wonders” because the architecture of each structure is greater than the known ability of its designers at the time it was built. This “wonder” is not only in the form of question – “I wonder how these were built?” But the “wonder” here is also the prefix of “wonderful.” “What a wonderful sight to behold!” Beauty is another feather in the hat of those of us who believe in God. Beauty cannot be explained by Darwin’s natural selection or randomness and yet it is evident in every human. If I were to place the world’s most decorated physician alongside a member of the world’s most uncivilized jungle tribe, in front of the Grand Canyon, both would stand in utter awe at the beauty of such a scene. In one way or another each would express the term “wonderful.” But given enough time, soon, “wonderful” would become “I wonder.” That is, I wonder how all of this could happen. And when “wonderful” is put with “I wonder,” the outcome is the same as my little rock and tree – there must be a Guiding Hand.

Gary Miller has written Outdoor Truths articles for 21 years. He also speaks at wildgame dinners and men’s events for churches and associations.

“Mother bears have emerged from their den with their cubs, 1-year-old bears are leaving their family group and roaming to find a new home, and, with breeding season just around the corner, male bears are starting to travel extensively searching for mates. Also, bears are hungry after hibernation, so they are all roaming around looking for food.”

Natural food resources are more limited during springtime than in summer and fall. Early spring foods include broadleaf plants and insects, but bears will actively seek out and use any abundant food source they can find, including unsecured trash cans and bird feeders in residential areas.

As the state’s bear population has grown over the past 50 years, the residential footprint has also expanded. People and bears are sharing more of the same lands which creates increased opportunities for bears to approach peoples’ homes and property, especially when food sources are left readily available to bears. Ongoing research suggests that areas where bears are being fed, either intentionally or unintentionally, experience both a higher number of vehicle strikes and loss of their natural wariness of humans. Bears can become bold when they are purposely fed or grow accustomed to feeding on outdoor pet food, table scraps, garbage and birdseed. This can lead to bears damaging

“It’s imperative for the public to never feed a bear whether intentionally or inadvertently, as it will cause it to become habituated to people and alter its natural behavior,” added Olfenbuttel.

Proactive prevention of bear issues is key. At the first indication that bears are active, neighbors who work together to quickly remove outdoor foods or other attractants will encourage bears to move on and not return.

Ashley Hobbs is NCWRC’s BearWise® coordinator. She says while black bears are not inherently dangerous and are rarely aggressive toward people, she encourages the public to do their part to reduce the potential for conflicts and recommends implementing the BearWise® Basics.

“BearWise® offers proven techniques to prevent conflicts with black bears, in addition to providing solutions to address the conflicts you may already be experiencing,” said Hobbs.

BearWise® recommendations include:

Never feed or approach bears. Secure food, garbage and recycling. Remove bird feeders when bears are active.

Never leave pet food outdoors. Clean and store grills and smokers. Alert neighbors to bear activity.

Calls to NCWRC’s Wildlife Helpline about possible orphaned

cubs also increase this time of year. NCWRC advises that a bear cub seen alone is rarely orphaned or abandoned.

“People who try to capture or handle a cub are not only risking the cub’s safety, but their own if the mother bear is nearby, as she may try to defend her cubs,” Olfenbuttel said. “Even if you don’t see the mother bear, she could be nearby, and the cubs are waiting for her to return. By trying to capture a bear cub, you may cause it to become orphaned, injured or both.”

NCWRC advises to give the mother plenty of room and time to reconnect with her cub. To avoid harming yourself or the bear cub:

Do not handle it.

Do not attempt to catch it. Do not remove it.

Do not feed it.

Do take note of your location and call the NC Wildlife Helpline (866318-2401). If after business hours or on weekends, call a district wildlife biologist to report it.

NCWRC does not relocate bears. The process of relocating bears can be dangerous to personnel and the bear, and generally is not an effective solution. There are no remote areas remaining in the state in which to relocate bears where they are unlikely to interact with humans, and relocation would move the problem to a new location. Additionally, relocated bears commonly attempt to return to where they were originally captured, placing them at higher risk of mortality. If the original source of food attractant is not removed, other bears will also be drawn to the neighborhood. In most situations, leaving the bear alone and removing a food source will resolve conflicts. And always remember this BearWise® Basic: never approach or try to take photos with black bears. “It often does not end well for people or the bear,” said Olfenbuttel.

For more information on black bears visit NCWRC’s species webpage and BearWise®.

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Gardner-Webb Physician Assistant Studies Celebrates Two Milestones

of Physician Assistant (PA) Studies and its new Director, Associate Professor Ashley B. Kernicky, celebrated two milestones in May. The 29-member Class of 2024 graduated. After passing the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE), they will serve in communities across the country. Then, the PA White Coat Ceremony recognized 32 members of the 2025 cohort, who are entering the clinical phase of the program.

“The White Coat Ceremony was incredibly special,” Kernicky shared. “I just pray that the ceremony empowered them and encouraged them to embark into the clinical phase of the program with confidence in their skills, compassion for their patients, and a commitment to deepen their knowledge of medicine.”

The symbolic ceremony acknowledges that the students have completed the didactic phase of the program, which is 16 months.

“They are now ready to apply their theoretical knowledge in real-world healthcare settings under the supervision of experienced clinicians,” Kernicky explained. “They take patient histories, perform appropriate physical exams, collaborate with their preceptors to order appropriate diagnostic labs or imaging, and help in the development of treatment plans and patient education discussions.

The students must complete nine, five-week, Supervised Clinical Practice Experiences (SCPEs) including family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, women’s medicine, emergency medicine, surgical medicine, behavioral medicine, underserved medicine, and an elective block.

The Gardner-Webb PA program has clinical sites across the United States, with the vast majority on the east coast — North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee.

The PA students will use a software program to record the patients they care for and the clinical skills and procedures they perform. They stay in touch with their GWU advisors, and after the completion of every two blocks, the students meet on campus as a group for testing and professional development lectures.

“This can be a daunting transition, but we are confident in their abilities,” Kernicky affirmed. “The professional and personal growth that happens over this next year is incredible. This is the year where they can’t hide behind books; it is a year of action.”

The 2025 Cohort of the Department of Physician Assistant Studies includes Jessica Alley of Forest City and Emily Drumond of Mooresboro.

Juneteenth festivities kick off this Saturday; second festival is in Rutherfordton Wednesday

Two festivals in Rutherford County this week are being held in observance of Juneteenth - a celebration of freedom and reflection of experience.

Also Emancipation Day, Freedom Day or Jubilee Day, Juneteenth is the commemoration of June 19, 1865, the day enslaved African Americans in Galveston, TX, learned they were free. It is also the newest federal holiday.

The festivities in Rutherford County will begin on Saturday, June 15 at POPS in Forest City beginning at 12pm.

The second celebration will be on Wednesday, June 19 beginning at 12 pm at Kiwanis Park in Rutherfordton sponsored by hosted by the MLK Committee of New Hope.

The Rutherfordton celebration will continue until 8pm with family gatherings with food, fun entertainment, games and much more, said Doris Krute. This marks Rutherfordton’s first Juneteenth observance in downtown.

Arts and craft vendors are invited.

T-shirts will be for sale for $20 for adults and $10 for children.

Also sponsoring the event at Kiwanis Park is Carolina Foothills, African American Heritage Museum, Town of Rutherfordton, Giles Foundation and Ulysses Funeral Home.

To purchase a T-shirt or for more information to have vendor space, call Doris

Crute at 828-447-2674.

In Forest City at POPS, the fourth annual celebration will be from 12pm to 6pm sponsored by the Grahamtown Team on Saturday, June 15.

Guest speakers, choirs, rappers, bands, dancers and poets will be on stage.

Black-owned businesses will have clothing, jewelry and more for sale.

Food trucks and other vendors will be available, including Sweet Tooth Italian ice.

As in Rutherfordton, the history and the future of the African American Community will be remembered at POPS, as attention will be called to progress toward the future through the enlightenment and education of youth in Rutherford County.

Sponsors want this event to celebrate a culture, represented by multiple cultures.

Nonprofits, businesses, neighbors, and communities of friends and relatives are encouraged to celebrate with the youth.

There will be onstage events all day, popup shops and many other organizations.

The Grahamtown Team has a goal of 500 Rutherford County friends and neighbors to attend the event Saturday, June 15.

For more information or to become a vendor in Forest City call or text 828-2293380.

Everyone is invited to attend the celebrations in Forest City and Rutherfordton.

NCDMV Unveils State’s Most Secure Licenses, IDs Ever

The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) today announces it will begin issuing new driver licenses, permits and identification

cards featuring the latest in card security design and construction specifically intended to combat fraud.

“I am proud to announce the implementation of the most secure credential in our great state’s history,” said DMV Commissioner Wayne Goodwin. “Our new licenses and IDs will be among the most secure identifying documents in the world.”

debossed patterns and lettering on the surface of the card. When dropped onto a tabletop, it will make a unique metallic sound.

The state’s new credential is a 100% polycarbonate card that is personalized using laser engraving technology. Because of its composition, the card will not only look different, it will also feel and sound different.

The card will feel stiffer and have both embossed and

The new card design showcases imagery familiar to North Carolinians, with hints of blue and green specifically chosen to correspond with well-known state attributes such as its rolling hills and abundant nature.

The card front includes the state’s flower – the dogwood, the state flag, state border outline, a marbled salamander, and a lighthouse, all at the forefront of the rolling hills in the west. The card back includes the Colonial Spanish mustang grazing along one of North Carolina’s many beaches in the east.

These design elements are among more than 50 security features used to assist law enforcement in the deterrence and detection of fraud.

The new card design will be put into production later this week as the current design is being phased out by the end of June. Current licenses and ID cards will remain valid until their expiration date.

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June 14 & 28

What: Free Hot Dog Meal

When: June 14 & 28; noon

Where: Spindale United Methodist Church; 185 Mill St., Spindale

June 15

What: Vacation Bible School

When: June 15; 9am-2pm

Where: Fellowship Baptist Church; 210 Silvers Lake Rd., Rutherfordton

More Info: Light breakfast provided. Lunch provided. Age: Nursery-12 years.

What: Gospel Bluegrass music

When: June 15; 6pm

Where: Faith Baptist Church; 265 Hwy. 9 N., Mill Spring

More Info: James Metcalf & band

June 17-20

What: Vacation Bible School

When: June 17-20; 5:45-8:30pm

Where: Florence Baptist Church; 201 S. Broadway St., Forest City

More Info: Ages birth-adult welcome.

June 19

What: Drive Thru Meal

When: June 19; 5pm

Where: Spindale United Methodist Church; 185 Mill St., Spindale

June 22

What: Caroleen Methodist Church Car Show When: June 22; registration 9am-12. Where: El Michoacan; 2270 College Avenue More Info: $25 entry. Johnnie: 828-429-7500.

June 23

What: Clothing Give-away When: June 23; 12-2pm

Where: Three Angels Seventh-Day Adventist Church; 2158 Hudlow Rd., Forest City

June 27 & 28

What: Vacation Bible School When: June 27 & 28; 5:30-8pm Where: Piney Ridge CME Church; 4421 Hudlow Rd., Union Mills

June 29

What: 5th Saturday Youth Meeting When: June 29; 4pm Where: Pilgrims Way Baptist Church; 485 Hamilton Rd., Rutherfordton

More Info: Clay Collins & Austin Green Preaching, youth choir, meal to follow. 828-429-7616.

July 8-July 11

What: Summer Camp- Sewing When: July 8-11

Where: First Baptist Rutherfordton; 246 N Main St., Rutherfordton

More Info: 1) Beginners- 2nd grade-middle school. 9am-noon. $75. 2) students with basics of sewing with a machine, 4th grade-high school. 10am-4pm. $100. Students can bring an adult who also wants to learn! Students should bring their own machine. All other materials provided.

Spindale United Methodist Methodist Drive, Spindale,

Every Monday

What: Recovery at The Well

When: Every Monday; 6-9pm

Where: The Well – Landrum; 395 Hwy 14 W., Landrum, SC

More Info: Help for Hurts, Habits & Hardships, Fellowship Meal, Worship, Teaching, Testimonies, Growth through Small Groups. All welcome.

Every Wednesday

What: Bible Study & Free Dinner

When: Wednesdays. Refreshments/Dinner 5pm, Bible study 6pm

Where: New Bethel AME Zion Church; 263 Forest St., Forest More Info: 828-429-3497.

1st Tuesday Monthly

What: Redbird Food Pantry

When: First Tuesday Every Month 3-5pm

Where: Mountain Creek Baptist Church; 710 Mountain Creek Rd., Rutherfordton

1st Saturday Monthly

What: Free Community Meal

When: First Saturday monthly; 11am-12:30pm

Where: The Well – Landrum; 395 Hwy 14 W., Landrum, SC

More Info: Food for the body, prayer for the soul (if requested). Follow signs to back of church. While supply lasts.

Ongoing Church Programs

Prospect Baptist Church Sundays: 9:45AM Sunday School, Worship: 11AM & 6PM. 2610 Prospect Church Rd,, Mooresboro.

Mt. Olivet Baptist Church Sunday School 10-11am, Worship 11am-12pm, Wed.: 7-8pm.

First United Methodist Church 9am Sunday. 264 N. Main St., Rutherfordton. 828-287-3704

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Best Cherry Bounce Festival to date

“The Cherry Bounce Festival 2024 was the best yet,” said Amy Bridges, Downtown Community Development

From the picture perfect weather, to hosting crowds from across the region and country and hosting the best bands ever, Bridges said it was a good festival.

Many of the bands left Forest City after their sets to perform at other festivals in the region.

The Po’ Ramblin’ Band kicked off music festivities Friday night and the Sounds


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FCNC Partners with Overmountain Cycles to Launch Bike Program

This summer, Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina (FCNC), in partnership with Overmountain Cycles, will offer free mountain bike rides at Oak Hill Community Park and Forest, including providing bikes and all of the necessary equipment, with a focus on introducing people to the recreational activity while providing environmental education experiences.

“We’re excited to offer people the opportunity to try mountain biking and see if they enjoy it without the barriers of acquiring all of the equipment and hauling it to the trailhead,” said Ian Spinelli, FCNC’s marketing and development manager. “Oak Hill Park is a beautiful location to experience mountain biking for the first time. It’s the first trail I ever rode, and I can’t wait to witness others experiencing it for themselves.”

FCNC will provide mountain bikes of various sizes, as well as helmets, gloves and water bottles, while Overmountain Cycles staff will offer a basic cycling overview and safety instruction, ensure equipment fits correctly, and help guide riders on the trail system.

Each ride will include two groups: one that will tackle the full, 5-mile route, and a second that will take a shorter, 2.5-mile route. Both

rides will include planned stops where FCNC staff will deliver environmental education tips. Participants should be 13+, and have some experience and comfort riding a bicycle.

The first ride is scheduled for Saturday, June 22, 2024, from 10am-12pm, with two additional summer rides scheduled for:

• Saturday, July 20, 2024, at 10am

• Saturday, August 3, 2024, at 10am

To register for the event, sign-up is available on FCNC’s website: https://www.

Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina is a nationally accredited regional land trust that inspires conservation in Western North Carolina by permanently protecting land and water for the benefit of people and all living things. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Foothills Conservancy has conserved more than 70,000 acres in its eight-county service area: Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Cleveland, Lincoln, McDowell and Rutherford, in three major river basins: the Broad, Catawba and Yadkin. Information about Foothills Conservancy, including ways to support its work, can be found online at or by calling 828-437-9930.

The Broad River Sweep taking place Saturday, June 15, hosted by Rutherford Outdoor Coalition (ROC). The local nonprofit plans to clean Section 5 of the Broad River, traveling from Gray’s Road to Coxe Road access points while collecting litter along the route.

“In years past, volunteers have collected tires, metal barrels, and thousands of pounds of litter polluting the waterway,” says Gabe Isaac, Outdoor Programs Director of ROC. “This annual event is a great opportunity for the community to come together and raise awareness about the importance of the river’s health.”

Volunteers will meet at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 15 to drop off boats and shuttle vehicles from the Gray’s Road Access in Rutherfordton.

ROC will provide clean-up supplies, including trash bags, grabbers, and gloves. Participants are encouraged to bring their

own boat, paddles, and PFD (personal floatation device) to the clean-up, but can inquire about boat and gear availability by contacting By participating in the annual Broad River Sweep, volunteers are making a direct impact on the environment and their community by keeping our beloved Broad River clean, healthy, and safe for all to enjoy. To inquire for more information or sign up for this event, email Gabe Isaac at, call 828-3513235, or visit Rutherford Outdoor Coalition (ROC) is a nonprofit dedicated to improving and promoting outdoor recreation in Rutherford County. ROC aims to inspire connections to nature and community through outdoor recreation. Those interested may join ROC at a guided hike, paddle trip, educational program, volunteer work day and much

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(Note to readers: This is an edited column I wrote several years ago on Father’s Day for my daddy Edgar Crawford Gordon. He passed away on June 5, 2006 at age 74.)

When I was much younger I told people our family lived on a farm. Although we went to a city school we lived out in the country where we had us a little farm. After all, what do you call a couple of beef cattle, pigs, a coop of chickens, one jackass, a couple of dogs, 19 rows of green beans and tomatoes if it’s not a farm?

It was on that big one acre plot (we borrowed pasture space from the neighbors) that my daddy taught me a valuable lesson.

“A little hard work will not kill you,” he would say.

He would remind my sisters and me of that in the mornings when he and Mama left for work. We didn’t get outside summer jobs because we had enough farm chores to keep us busy. Learning to work very hard and “enjoying it” was one of the many lessons Daddy taught me.

Other things he taught me:

There is no place in this world for lazy people;

The world owes you absolutely nothing, “go out there and work hard for what you have”;

It really is fine to be redheaded and freckled faced (he oughta know);

There’ll be no liars up there;

Do not make promises you do not plan to keep;

Daddy taught me how to drive a car, a tractor, a hay rake and a garden tiller and that green snakes will not hurt you even if one is wrapped around the garden tiller you’re driving.

When the first of my “many car accidents” sent me into a fit of tears and I handed the car keys over to Daddy, he in turn suggested we take a ride: “You drive,” he wisely said giving me the keys.

Daddy and mother taught us that families were for fun and work: a vacation in the summer followed the many weeks of work. That’s what made it a vacation.

Camping in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park under the stars was much more fun that sleeping in an “old motel” he taught us.

Daddy taught me how to swim in the Green River but somehow we just never got the diving down pat. I’m still a jumper.

He taught me how to change gears in his 1942 Ford pickup truck and each day after he got off work, I’d run up to the top of the road (we lived on an unpaved secondary road) and meet him. He’d slide over in the seat and I’d take the wheel. I was about 12 years old and by the time I was 13 I had graduated from first gear to second.

Daddy taught me to never scream “bloody murder” unless the situation actually warranted it. I thought running over a nest of yellow jackets in the ground while mowing the lawn and being swarmed by them was reason enough to scream. It wasn’t. Daddy thought I’d run over myself with the lawnmower and while my other family members were picking the bees off me, Daddy was telling me I’d better never to scream that like again. I scared him out of several years growth.

He taught me to fish, bait a hook and tried to convince me that a fish hook buried two inches deep into my right hand would not hurt when the doctors removed it.

Daddy taught me to eat raw oysters, catch crabs and dig clams at Windy Hill Beach and to scale the fish we caught pier fishing.

He told me that a roasted, on-fire marshmallow dropped on my bare leg while sitting around a campfire wouldn’t burn for the rest of my life.

Daddy taught me cars were not made for “riding around ” at age 16. I learned very early on there were certain words I could not say to him and certain “looks” I would not give him; he reminded me with a good paddling, I would not talk back to my parents. Once was enough for me.

He taught me that you couldn’t pick enough blackberries for jelly if you stood in the front of the briar patch all day afraid you’d “get stuck” and neither could you bring home enough for a pie if you ate all you picked.

He convinced my sisters and I that it was much more fun to ride the snow covered pasture terraces on a cardboard box than on a sled; and that riding the waves at Myrtle Beach lying flat of your back was better than paying to rent a raft.

He taught me that life would be much easier if I admitted my mistakes instead of him finding out sooner or later;

He told me that spankings hurt him much more than me;

He taught me that his “four gurls” were better than any four boys would have been.

He convinced me at a young age that long hair

didn’t really suit me and after he took me to the beauty shop to get it cut, he rewarded our family with a watermelon;

Daddy taught us new words to the tune of very familiar gospel songs and would sing while driving the car;

He taught me that going to the dentist to have a tooth pulled wasn’t too bad and afterwards we’d reward ourselves with a root beer from A&W;

He taught me that eating too many green apples would send you to the John, “many times” and eating watermelon and ice cream together wasn’t meant to be.

Daddy taught me it was important to get along with others;

My parents gave us the most valuable gifts you can give children: good habits, memories and most of all unconditional love.

Thanks daddy, for the memories. Happy Father’s Day. Contact Jean:


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MountainTrue, a leading local environmental group, is encouraging the public to use the Swim Guide app before heading out onto the water to ensure healthy and happy summer weekends. MountainTrue is the home of the Broad Riverkeeper, French Broad Riverkeeper, Green Riverkeeper, Watauga Riverkeeper, and a Western Clean Water Team based in Murphy, North Carolina, who are dedicated to protecting the waters of the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains.

Each week between Memorial and Labor Day weekends, MountainTrue’s staff and volunteers collect and analyze water samples from 96 popular recreation spots across western North Carolina and Towns and Union Counties in northern Georgia. These samples are processed and analyzed, and the results are posted on the Swim Guide website ( and the smartphone app in time for the weekend. This resource-intensive program is made possible by donations from MountainTrue’s members and the generosity of local businesses and organizations that sponsor one or more Swim Guide recreation sites.

E. coli bacteria makes its way into our rivers and streams from sewer and septic leaks and in stormwater runoffespecially runoff from poorly managed animal agricultural operations. E. coli is an indicator of the presence of more harmful microbes, such as Cryptosporidium, Giardia, Shigella, and Norovirus. Contact or consumption of contaminated water can lead to gastrointestinal illness, skin infections, respiratory issues, and other health problems.

“We do testing mid-week, analyze the results, and get them to the public in time for the weekend,” explains Green Riverkeeper Erica Shanks. “These tests are a snapshot in time. If we test on a Wednesday after a dry spell, our results usually look pretty good, but conditions can change rapidly following heavy rains when stormwater runoff brings pollution into our waterways. Take extra precautions after hard rains and do not ingest or expose any open cuts or abrasions to water.”

The Swim Guide lists each testing site as either passing or failing based on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2012 Recreational Water Quality Criteria for primary contact of 126 CFU/100 mL. Waterways located in remote areas or near protected public lands with minimal agricultural and industrial pollution sources tend to be the cleanest and less impacted by stormwater runoff. Areas closer to development and polluting agricultural practices face greater risks, especially after heavy rainstorms that result in increased water runoff.

While the primary purpose of the Swim Guide is to inform the public about where it’s safe to swim, MountainTrue also uses the data collected to solve water quality problems, inform our advocacy, and push for science-based policy solutions aimed at

protecting the health of our communities and supporting our river recreation economy.

“Our rivers are a really important cultural, recreational, and economic resource for our region,” says Broad Riverkeeper David Caldwell. “If we want to clean up the dirtiest rivers and protect the cleanest ones, we need policymakers to act to increase riparian buffers, encourage better building and

To find the latest bacteria testing sites for your favorite swim area or to download the Swim Guide app, visit theswimguide. org/affiliates/broad-riverkeeper (Broad Riverkeeper) and green-riverkeeper (Green Riverkeeper). About MountainTrue: MountainTrue champions resilient forests, clean waters, and healthy communities. We are committed to keeping our mountain region a beautiful place to live, work and play. Our members protect our forests, clean up our rivers, plan vibrant and livable communities, and advocate for a sound and sustainable future for all.

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NC Insurance Commissioner urges storm readiness ahead of potentially active hurricane season

As hurricane season started June 1, Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey urges North Carolinians to prepare now for what forecasters are predicting to be an “extremely active” season.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts an 85% chance of an above-normal hurricane season in 2024 with a range of 17 to 25 total named storms. Of those, eight to 13 are forecasted to become hurricanes.

“Severe weather emergencies can happen at any moment and that’s why it’s so important to prepare in advance,” said Commissioner Causey. “North Carolina is no stranger to hurricanes and tropical storms so familiarizing yourself with storm preparedness tips could save precious lives and property when disaster strikes.”

Ahead of hurricane season, Commissioner Causey has created a broadcast quality video and is sharing the following tips to help residents be prepared before, during, and after a storm:


• Make sure you have adequate insurance coverage. Know exactly what your insurance policy covers. Homeowners’ policies do not cover flooding. Be aware there is a 30-day waiting period before flood policies take effect. If you live in a rental property, your landlord’s insurance only covers the building. None of your personal belongings are insured unless you purchase your own renters’ policy.

• Compile important documents. Gather important paperwork, including insurance policies, medical records and prescriptions. Be prepared to bring copies with you if you are forced to evacuate your home. Know how to get in touch with your insurance agent and company.

• Create a home inventory. Go room to room in your home and write down the brand name, description, estimated value and date of purchase of items in your home. It is also helpful to compile receipts, appraisal documents and serial numbers. Take videos or photographs

of your belongings. Store your home inventory and related documents in a safe, easily accessible place online, on your smartphone, on your computer or in a fire-proof box or safe deposit box.

• Identify potential hazards around your home. Hanging tree branches, loose shingles, patio furniture and other outdoor objects can cause damage or injuries in a storm. Make repairs or secure large objects to reduce the threat.

• Check your emergency toolkit and to-go bag. Update items such as food, medicine and batteries. Make sure to include items for every member of your family, including pets.

• Electricity may go out, so make sure you have extra drinking water. Also, fill the bathtub with water for bathing and flushing the toilet. During

• Shelter in place if officials advise it.

• Stay away from windows, glass doors and skylights.

• Find a safe place to stay in the interior of the home on a lower floor unless flooding is a possibility.

• Make sure your cell phone is charged. Do not use a landline if lightning is present.

• Turn off the electricity at the main breaker if flooding becomes a threat.

• Remain indoors until officials give notice that it is safe to go outside.

• If officials order an evacuation, do not come home until officials advise it is safe to do so. After Sadly, fraud is very common after a big storm. Commissioner Causey encourages storm victims to avoid roofing and contractor scams by only working with licensed and insured contractors. Our NCDOI Criminal Investigations Division has a staff of Special Agents who investigate insurance fraud daily.

Here are some things you should do immediately after the storm:

• Contact your homeowners’ insurance agent or company to report the loss. Even if you have a separate windstorm or hail policy in addition to your homeowners’ policy, your primary homeowners’ insurer will investigate and adjust the

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• Make a list of the damages and take clear pictures before you make any temporary repairs.

• Do what you can to stop further damage from happening. For instance, place a tarp on your roof to prevent water from coming into the house. Keep receipts because your reasonable expenses to protect your property are part of the loss and may be reimbursed by your insurance company.

• Do not make permanent repairs until your insurance company has inspected the damage and you have agreed on the cost of the repairs. Check with your insurance company before you dispose of damaged materials or items.

• If your home is uninhabitable, check with your insurance company to determine which expenses will be reimbursed. For more information on how to be prepared before, during and after any storm, visit www. or contact the NCDOI Consumer Services Division at 1-855-408-1212.

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BBB Scam Alert: How to avoid scams when booking a hotel online

If you are planning an upcoming trip, keep an eye out for hotel booking scams. BBB Scam Tracker continues to receive reports of travelers falling victim to lookalike websites. Always confirm you are on the right website before making hotel reservations.

How the scam works

You search for hotels in the city you plan to visit. Among the top search results is what appears to be an official hotel website or a legitimate travel booking agency. When you click the link, you find a website with professional photos from the hotel and reasonable pricing.

Everything looks normal, so you decide to book a room. You enter your credit card information and check out.

However, when you review your credit card statement, you notice you’ve been charged a much higher rate than you agreed. It turns out that you weren’t on the official hotel website after all! You accidentally clicked on a third-party site without affiliation with the hotel.

One consumer reported this experience on BBB Scam Tracker: “When searching the web for a particular hotel, like [company name redacted], the hotel’s logo appears on their website. You think that you are contacting the hotel that you searched for, but you are not. They are a third party that operates under the guise of being associated with the hotel. They told me they handle overflow calls for the hotel, not true.

In addition to the cost for the hotel, they assess a $16 “service” fee without advising you.”

When you contact the company to cancel

your reservation, you may not be able to get through to anyone. And even if you do, they’ll likely tell you you’ve made a nonrefundable reservation. The best they can do is cancel your reservation and charge you for it anyway.

How to avoid hotel booking scams

• Only book hotels through official websites. The best way to avoid this kind of scam is to check and double-check you are on an official hotel website before you enter your credit card information.

Scammers are pros at building fake lookalike websites to fool you into giving up your information. Look closely at the URL to ensure you are on the hotel’s official website or a booking agency you know and trust.

• Only make reservations through secure websites. You’ll also want to ensure websites and their payment pages are secure, meaning they start with https:// and display a padlock symbol.

• Watch out for misleading ads. Look at search results carefully. Just because a website is the first result on the page doesn’t mean it’s legitimate. Watch out for highranking ads that scammers could sponsor.

• Research businesses you aren’t familiar with. If you find a booking site that looks professional but you haven’t heard of it before, proceed with caution. Search for reviews on third-party websites and keep a close eye out for reports of scams. Never share your personal information with a person or business until you know they are trustworthy.

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Groundbreaking ceremony for new education center

The Lake Lure Flowering Bridge Board of Directors, volunteers, townspeople from Lake Lure and Chimney Rock Village and other friends joined in the ground breaking ceremony recently for the new Education Center at the bridge location. Since the bridge was first established in 2011, volunteers and other guests have conducted more than 100 educational classes and workshops. Numerous other educational opportunities will be available when the Education Center is completed.

The bridge will be celebrating several summer activities beginning with a Pollinator Week Celebration on June 22 from 10am to 1pm. The Flowering Bridge is wheelchair accessible and there are plenty of places where people can sit, relax and enjoy the surroundings. More than 200,000 people visited the bridge last year.

The Board of Directors has a goal to provide creative and beautiful gardens for everyone to enjoy.

Walking with the dogs

Rutherford Outdoor Coalition (ROC) also sponsors “walking with the dogs” on the Thermal Belt Rail Trail with one of the shelter dogs from Heart of the Foothills Animal Rescue (HFAR) in Rutherford County. HFAR is a local no-kill shelter and has many dogs that would love to go for a walk on the trail with you. Carriers and leashes will be provided. A walker must be at least 16 years old to walk a dog, but all ages are welcome to attend. Dogs will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis in the order of RSVPs.

The walks are the First Saturday of the month at 10am. The next walk is July6.

Those interested will meet at 380 US-221, Rutherfordton and upon arrival, volunteers will sign-in with an ROC staff member or volunteer and wait outside to be paired up. After all the dogs are loaded, the group will drive 1/2-mile to the Rail Trail where the dogs will be walked for about 1-2 miles. The trail is flat and is rated as easy. Since there are a limited number of dogs available, those interested must pre-register for this event. Email trails@ to RSVP.

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Jamie Marr, a recent Isothermal Community College graduate, has received an international study scholarship from the U.S. Department of State.

Marr graduated in May with an Associate of Arts degree and another in Business Administration – Small Business Management.

She was awarded the $3,000 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship from the State Department. The funds were used to allow Marr to attend the Isothermal Global Distinction trip to Ireland this past semester. Marr is the first ICC student to receive the scholarship.

The Gilman Program broadens the student population that studies and interns abroad by supporting undergraduates who might not otherwise participate due to financial constraints, according to the State Department’s website. The program aims to encourage students to study and intern in a diverse array of countries or areas and world regions. The program encourages students to conduct STEM-related research abroad as part of their study abroad or international internship program. The program also encourages students to study languages deemed important to national security.

“Part of my responsibility in the scholarship process is to get the word out about the award to potential recipients,” said Marr.

She was an active student in her time at Isothermal, serving in the Future Business Leaders of America chapter, the Peer 2 Peer

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Obituaries Obituaries

John Samuel Metcalf

John Samuel Metcalf, age 93, passed away Friday June 7, 2024.

A native of Rutherford County, Sam was the youngest child of Jacob Luther and Daisy Bridges Metcalf.

In addition to his parents, Sam was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years; Ethel Edgerton Metcalf, and his siblings; Carl, Ed, Fred, Gladys (Henderson) and George.

Sam was a graduate of Mt. Vernon High School and attended Gardner Webb and Furman Universities, obtaining both his undergraduate and master’s degrees.

He later went on to teach vocational classes and driver’s education in Rutherford County Schools.

Sam was a veteran of the United States Air Force where he served four years during the Korean War.

He was a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church.

Sam leaves behind cherished memories with his daughters, Anne Parton (Warren) and Caroline Wellmon (Larry), two grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

A service to celebrate the life of Sam Metcalf was held June 12 at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church with Dr. Scott Courtney and Rev. Richard Bass officiating, assisted by Rev. David Jendrey.

Memorials are requested to Mt. Vernon Baptist Church 2676 Hudlow Rd., Forest City, NC 28043. Online condolences may be made at www.

Bobby Joe Smith

Bobby Joe Smith, “Bob”; age 86, passed away Thursday, June 6, 2024.

He is survived by two sons, Joey Smith (Patricia) and Kelly Smith; four grandchildren, six great grandchildren, one great great grandson, two sisters, Joyce Thompson (Bobby) and Ruth Norville (Wayne); sisters-inlaw, Hilda Roper and Hazel Shell; and a number of other relatives and friends.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Evertty Smith and Sue Cannon Smith; his wife Grace Conner Smith; one great grandchild, Nathan Filer; and three brothers, Edrew Smith, Eugene Smith and James Smith.

A celebration of life was held June 9 at Crowe’s Funeral Chapel with Rev. Marshal Dill officiating.

Online condolences may be made at www.

Elizabeth Metcalf Bridges

Elizabeth Metcalf Bridges, age 79 of Forest City, died Tuesday, June 4, 2024.

Libby, as she was known to her family and friends, was born in Rutherford County

We live in a world that can cause us to fear at times. Whether at home or abroad there are many questions about what is in store for our world. We often fear the unknown. During the recent pandemic, each of us had to face fears that we never had to face before. There are those who were so deeply impacted that fear still rules their everyday life.

It is important to understand that fear is a legitimate emotion. Healthy fear is that which helps us put life in its proper perspective. Being fearful can aid us in staying safe, such as being cautious around a wild animal or avoiding a potentially harmful situation. Even though it is a different kind of fear, we all ought to have an attitude of reverence when it comes to our relationship with God. Scripture tells us that all knowledge and wisdom begins with fearing God. Godly fear is beneficial and productive.

on August 12, 1944, and was the daughter of the late Clyde and Margaret Hardin Metcalf.

She was a graduate of R-S Central High School as Isothermal Community College.

Libby retired from American Fast Print in Spartanburg.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Todd Bridges in 2016.

Survivors include her husband, Robert Hal Bridges, her son, Tim Bridges of Forest City, her brothers, Johnny Metcalf, and Tommy Metcalf both of Forest City, two grandchildren.

The funeral was held June 12 in The Padgett and King Chapel.

Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to Hospice of Carolina Foothills, PO Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043.

An online guest registry is available at www. Padgett~King Mortuary and Crematory is serving the family.

Mary Jane Volk Meekins

Mary Jane Volk Meekins was called home by her Heavenly Father Friday, May 31, 2024. It was her 95th birthday.

Jane was born in Charlotte, NC to John L. Volk and Mary Wagner Volk of Belmont.

Jane was preceded in death by her sister, Elizabeth Holter of Elyria, Ohio.

Jane is survived by three sons, William Boyd Moose, Jr. (Karen) of Belmont, Charles Edward Moose (Emily) of Forest City, and Robert Alan Moose also of Forest City, five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, her sister, Dorothy MacDonald of Jamesville,

Unhealthy fear enters our life when we take our eyes off of God and we start depending on our own reasoning. The opposite of faith is fear. When I was a child, I would wake up in the middle of the night scared of a shadow or sound I couldn’t explain. To ease my fears, I would crawl into my parents room and lay on the floor next to their bed. Being in the presence of my mom and dad calmed my fears. When we find ourselves being fearful, the best place to be is close to our Heavenly Father. The Psalmist proclaimed, “The LORD is my light and my salvation: whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid” (Psalm 27:1).

NY, and one niece.

In accordance with Jane’s wishes, there will be no public memorial service.

An online guest registry is available at www.

Padgett~King Mortuary and Crematory is serving the family.

Shirley Leigh Scruggs

Shirley Leigh Scruggs age 86 of Rutherfordton, NC went home to be with her Lord June 8, 2024.

Shirley was the daughter of the late Hubert Oscar Johnson Sr. and Clarice Mills Johnson.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband George Lafoy Scruggs, son Rocky Lane Scruggs, son-in-law Lynn McSwain, siblings Cecelia Price Betty Yelton, Jean Thompson, and Junior Johnson.

Survivors include daughter Jennifer McSwain, three grandchildren, five great grandchildren, sisters Mary Toms, Retha Goforth, and Wanda Butler (Steve); brother-in-law J.T Scruggs and a host of nieces nephews and other relatives.

Services were held June 11 at Camps Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Steve Durham and Mr. Butch Paxton officiating.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Camps Creek Baptist Church, 2323

Camp Creek Church Rd., Mooresboro, NC 28114.

Online condolences may be made at www.

Henry Robertson

Henry Robertson, age 69, of Forest City, passed away Sunday, June 9, 2024.

Henry was born January 25, 1955 in Tryon, NC to the late Austin Robertson and Ethel Hipp Robertson.

He worked for Asplundh Tree service for 25 years and for All American Homes for 10 years. He also worked for Hutchins Brothers Seamless Guttering and Remodeling for 20 years. Henry was a member of Harriett Memorial Free Will Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Billy Wayne Bailey and a sister,

Phyllis Robertson. Left to treasure his memory are his wife of 46 years, Ellen Medford Robertson; daughters, Brandy R. Gowan (Jason) of Ellenboro and Stacy M. Robertson of Forest City; a brother, Johnny Bailey (Brenda) of Landrum, SC; sisters, Tina Owens of TN, Barbara Ann Lookadoo (James) of Columbus and Christine Robertson of Saluda, four grandchildren, one great grandchild and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be conducted at 6pm on Thursday, June 13 at the Harrelson Funeral Chapel with Rev. Preston Holland officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time at the funeral home.

Memorial donations are requested to Hospice of Carolina Foothills, PO Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043.

An online guest registry is available at

Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family.

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Healthy individuals are needed every day to maintain an adequate blood supply for patients in need. Once a donor has made the commitment to give blood, it is important to take a few simple steps to prepare and help ensure a good donation experience.

The community is invited to help save lives by donating blood at the following convenient locations in Rutherford County in June:

• Friday, June 14, 1:306PM Oak Grove United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall

Properly prepare to donate blood and help save lives

1507 Oak Grove Church Rd., Ellenboro

• Monday, June 17, 2:307PM

Bethel Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall

479 Main St., Ellenboro

• Friday, June 21, 12-5PM

Rutherfordton Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall

252 N Washington St., Rutherfordton

• Saturday, June 22, 9:00 AM – 2:00

Pilgrims Way Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall 485 Hamilton Rd., Rutherfordton

Get a good night’s sleep, drink an extra 16 ounces of water, eat iron-rich foods to maintain a healthy iron

level and consume a low-fat meal before donating.

Donating blood is an easy way to help others and only takes about an hour. The Red Cross encourages donors to give blood every time they are eligible.

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Long time McDowell RN retires

After 32 years as a Registered Nurse at Mission Hospital McDowell, Patty Miller, RN, has retired. Patty originally started her career at Marion General Hospital, which later became McDowell Hospital and is now Mission Hospital McDowell.

“I worked in a lot of spaces but one of my favorites was working with oncology patients. They were always so grateful for everything you did,” said Miller. The Mission Hospital McDowell team recently celebrated her with a special retirement party

“Patty led the way in delivering patient-centered care at the Mission Hospital McDowell,” said Dr. Tonia W. Hale, Interim Chief Executive Officer of Mission Hospital McDowell. “We thank Patty for her 32 years of service and wish her all the best in her

Patty has been most recently a nurse in the MHM Emergency Department.

“I will miss my colleagues greatly. They were like family and made work easy,” said Miller.

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Finally during the weekend of March 11-13, led by Bossman Billy Honeycutt, the roofing project was completed, the yard cleaned up and members are now ready for the next improvement projects and hopefully covered dish dinner in the future. Although three days were scheduled to complete the job, the roofers were nished Friday afternoon. Saturday morning was used for a few minor finishing tasks and nal clean-up. Club members Nancy Koone, 70, Doris Keever, 90, and Mae McMahan, 76, met the roofers at the clubhouse each morning. They helped prepare delicious lunch meals for the roofers and around noon Thursday and Friday everyone gathered inside the clubhouse for potato soup, vegetable beef soup, cornbread and homemade desserts. cake with icing, Coca Cola cake and apple cake. Club brought hot dogs and chili on Friday. On Saturday morning, Doris was joined on site by Cheryl Austin, club president. Social distancing and mask wearing were observed at Doris is a chapter member of the community club that was formed in the mid-1950s. She looks forward to the day members can come back together. Prior to building the clubhouse, members met at another location for a couple of years, she said. Nancy joined the club with her parents when she was about five years old and remembers the fun times meeting there with other children of the community and nearby rural communities. “Up until COVID we had quarterly meetings and pot luck or covered dish dinners about once quarter,’ Nancy said. As the age or the roof caught up with the club, leaking became problem in several Club members began hosting spaghetti dinners and having yard sales to raise money to repair the roof. Even during that buckets were placed strategically throughout the building to catch the water. “I raised about $600 one time by myself,” a proud Doris spoke up. “We used the money we raised to get done,” she said. 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In 2023, phishing scam reports to BBB Scam TrackerSM nearly doubled, reaching a record high of over 9,000. Scammers appear to be adopting new technology and lean on text messagebased scams to reel in new targets. Since 2021, reports to Better Business Bureau show that scammers use phishing tactics in nearly every type of scam, including government impersonation, tech support and cryptocurrency fraud.

In more recent reports, they are increasingly turning to SMS-based versions of these scams, sending messages meant to trick the public into clicking on links that prompt them to share personal information or download malicious software.

In “BBB® Investigation: BBB tallies record number of reports as scammers adopt new technologies,” BBB examines patterns of reports, reviews the amount of money lost and shares stories from


those caught up in the scams so the public can avoid them.

Key findings:

• Scam Tracker reports totaled over 9,000 in 2023, nearly double the previous year and a record high.

• Reports in 2024 indicate another record year is likely incoming.

• Phishing, despite being one of the oldest and most well-known scam techniques, continues to be successful, because of its adaptability to various forms of communication.

• Phishing scams target both individuals and businesses, with business losses totaling in the billions over the last three years, according to the FBI and supported by BBB Scam Tracker reports.

• Because phishing techniques change so often, it can be hard for the public and authorities to keep up with the ever-changing defenses needed.

Statistics (reported to BBB from 2021-2023):

• Phishing (email) - 8,346

• Vishing (call and voicemail) – 7,416

• Smishing (SMS) – 3,486

• Pharming (malicious links)

- 315

• Business Email Compromise – 200 Scam survivor stories: Whitney in North Carolina, said she received a message from a scammer claiming to be Duke Energy and to call them back at a specific number.

it was a recording for what seemed like Duke Energy. They had several address mixups, which wasn’t really a red flag as we just moved services a few weeks ago. They claimed they were cutting off services due to a deposit being owed. I asked why we had not recieved a bill or how we got to the point of disconnection and they had no answers. The only way he said to clear this up was to go to Walmart to make a payment because a normal credit card payment would not process in time before a disconnection and additional fees. They were going to send two bar codes for me to load money onto. 1 for $1000 and one for 998.97. They then explained that I had to stay on the phone with them while I drove to Walmart to add the money. At this point everything seemed off. I immediately hung up and called the Duke Energy business line the recording sound very different from the phone number that was left for me to call (much more professional). I simply asked to verify account status and everything was fine.”

Kendra from North Carolina lost $150 after she received a message on Facebook from a Marquita McVay posing as a tax preparer in the state of NC.

I sent her my person info such as SS#, tax documents, etc before realizing that she is in fact a fraud. She has created a platform on facebook to make it look as if she is an actual business.”

Red flags in phishing scams:

• Claims about suspicious activity or fraudulent logins

• Reaches out about unexpected problems with an account

• Tries to confirm financial


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• Offers government refunds

• Sends unasked for coupons

• Uses generic message paired with logo of a wellknown company

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GOLDEN DOMERS TOY AND HOBBY. Visit our NEW LOCATION .....Model Cars, Die-cast Cars & Trucks, Tractors, Hot Wheels, Construction Toys, Sports Memorabilia, Autographed Items, Hard to Find Items! See Mike & Brandon Willis. We’re located at 104 Oliver Ave. (behind El Acapulco Mexican Restaurant in Boiling Springs), Shelby 704-297-0102 or 704-297-0103

CAR & TRUCK DETAILING by Ronnie Henderson. Call for Pricing. Reasonable Rates! (704) 691-5030

TRUMP 2024 GIFTS FOR SALE. is the place to find TRUMP 2024 Gifts

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO WATERFRONT OWNERS AT MOSS LAKE. If you are a current waterfront owner and are concerned about new rules for the lakefront, promptly send your dues to Moss Lake Property Owner’s Association and send your email address to This will enable future communications about waterfront changes and is required to receive information about important upcoming meetings. Mail Dues to: MLPOA Treasurer / Ray Kenny. 116 Harbor Point, Cherryville, NC 28021.


NOW HIRING LANDSCAPERS FOR FULL TIME YEAR ROUND EMPLOYMENT. Must have valid driver’s license and transportation. Over time available. (704) 473-0341

LIVE IN CAREGIVER. Free room and $100 per week to care for 91 yr old male with dementia. Background and references verified. (828) 514-4377


DANT PART TIME. Starting pay $10.00 per hour. Mondays thru Thursdays 6 PM to 8 PM, Cleaning laundromat. Meticulous and punctual, willing to cover other shifts when needed. MUST APPLY ONLINE www.mountainwashlaundryshelbync. com TIEMPO PARCIAL pago inicial $10.00 por hora Lunes a jueves de 6 p.m. a 8 p.m. limpiando la lavandería Meticuloso y puntual Dispuesto a cubrir otros turnos cuando sea necesario. SE REQUIERE SEGURO SOCIAL O W7 DEBE SOLICITAR EN LÍNEA (704) 747-1748


Deadline: Tuesday at 3:00


HIRING. PERSON 1ST LLC is hiring for Direct Support Professional/Community Living and Support. If you are a positive person and enjoy making a difference in the lives of persons with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges, come and join our team. As a one-on-one support staff, you will be providing services in the home and community to help persons served reach beyond their limits! Please contact Eddie Scruggs, Executive Director for further details. 704-692-6974. (704) 692-6974

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF SHELBY. Do you have a passion for cooking? Are you seeking a rewarding job in a safe, Christian environment with a long-standing commitment to childcare? First Baptist Church of Shelby Weekday Ministries is currently hiring a Food Service Coordinator. POSITION DETAILS ARE: ROLE: Food Service Coordinator. EXPERIENCE: Preferred, but we are willing to train the right candidate. ENVIRONMENT: Safe, Christian setting with a rich history of nurturing children. If you’re interested, please reach out to Penny Corn at: PHONE: 704-482-3460. EMAIL:


TONEY’S PLUMBING REPAIR. Tub, faucet installation, kitchen lavatory installation, hot water heater repair/replace, drain clean. All work guaranteed. 828-223-0332.

MCNEILLY TREE SERVICE & LAND MANAGEMENT. Tree Removal, Trimming, Demolition, Land Clearing, Firewood, Hauling Services, Debris Removal. Free Estimates. (704) 472-3766

HANDYMAN SERVICES. NOW IS THE TIME. Over 25 years Exp! Install Replace Hot water Heaters, Mulching, Trees and Bushes trimmed, Minor Repairs, Ceiling Fans, Mini Blind Installation, Any Handyman Services. No Job too Big or Small! References available. We will show up and do the job. Call us first, 704692-4449.

CLEVELAND COUNTY GARAGE DOORS. Summer Tuneup Special, $69.95. We will check all your equipment lube, make sure it’s working correctly. We repair broken doors. Also offering new installations. 704472-9367.

MEN WITH TRUCK. Need Help Moving Stuff? Trash or Bushes Removed? Buildings Cleared Out? Things That Won’t Fit In Your Car? (704) 813-7970

HYDRAULIC CYLINDER REPAIR. Skid Steer, Wreckers, Rollbacks, Splitters, Tractors, etc. 30 years experience. Shelby, NC. (Joe) (704) 692-1097

PAINTING, ROOFING, TILE FLOORS, wood decks, fences & carpentry work. Free estimates. Ask for Harold or Jim 828-429-7511.

LANDSCAPER NEEDED. Laborers, experience preferred. Driver’s License a plus. (704) 526-6640


ERIC MOBILE MECHANIC. I will come to you to repair any car, full service on lawnmowers or tractor. Honest & Reliable! (704) 300-2332






MULTI FAMILY YARD SALE, SHELBY. Fri. and Sat. June 14th & 15th, 2024 from 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Clothes, tools, furniture, kids toys, farmhouse home decor & much more! 2113 Randolph Road, Shelby, NC 28150

BIG YARD SALE AND FISH FRY. Friday 6/14/2024, 2pm until. Variety of stuff, Clothes, CDs, DVDs, Dishes, Children’s Summer Clothes, Mens Tools. 4pm FISH FRY, $10 per plate. Yard Sale continues thru Saturday 6/15. 2600 Ball Park Road, Lawndale, NC 28090. Proceeds for Tabernacle C.M.E. Missionary Society.

NATURALLY UNIQUE ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES presents an Estate Tag Sale, Thurs., June 13th, 2 pm-7 pm, Fri., June 14th, 2 pm-7 pm and Sat., June 15th, 9 am-2 pm. Do not park in street. Park in designated parking only. 3455 Fallston Rd., Shelby, NC 28150

MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE. 602 Bell Rd., Kings Mountain, NC 28086. Sat., June 15th, 2024 from 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Large Multi-Family Yard Sale. Furniture, Household items, tools & much, much more. Please no early birds.

MISCELLANEOUS TOOLS. Power tools, hand tools, tool boxes, yard and garden tools.. too much to list, email for more Information and pictures. 700 West Warren, Shelby, NC 28150,

YARD SALE: SAT., JUNE 15TH, 2024 from 7:00 AM - ? Household items and decor, clothes, Christmas decor, LOTS OF CRAFT SUPPLIES 103 Malory Court, Kings Mountain, NC 28086

MULTI FAMILY YARD SALE. Sat., June 15th, 2024 from 7:00 AM - Until. Multi Family Yard Sale. 325 Circleview Dr., Shelby, NC. Near the YMCA in Shelby. Traeger grill, smoker and much more.


SALE. Fri., June 14th, 11am5pm & Sat., June 15th, 8am1pm. Too much to list. 1309 Mammock Ave, Shelby, NC 28152



JOHNNY’S JUNK. Sat., June 15th, 8am-until. Old stuff and collectible things. Squishmalons also. (Corner of Bear Creek and Hwy 180). 2652 South Post Road. Shelby, NC 28152

HUGE YARD SALE. Sat., June 15th, 2024, 7:00 AM until. Loads of stuff! From vintage to modern: Tools, Fishing, Jewelry, Clothes, NASCAR, 200+ Playboy magazines, Vtg. Playgirl magazines, loads of 90’s Ball Cards, Vtg Records, Traffic lights, air conditioners, squirrel fan blowers, end tables and chairs, and much much more. Too much to list. From 4pm to 6pm Everything has to go. DEALS (After 4pm) 509 Webber St, Shelby, NC 28152

CLEANED OUT ANOTHER HOUSE. Massive yard sale. Biggest sale of the summer. You don’t want to miss this one. Lots of different type items from several clean outs. Fri., June 14th and Sat, June 15th. Both days 8am-2pm. 825 Elmwood Dr, Shelby, NC 28152


MULTI FAMILY YARD SALE. Sat., June 15th, 2024 from 7:00 AM - ? Multi-family yard sale! Find living room and dining room furniture, clothes, tools, bakeware, home decor, handcrafted items & much more. 164 Washington Street, Forest City, NC 28043

SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 8AM12PM. Antiques, collectibles, glass, CocaCola, Tupperware, brass, tools, sterling silver jewelry. Jack’s Self Storage; 603 South Main St., Rutherfordton, NC 28139

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE! Saturday, June 15; 7am-until. Fishing items, tools, shoes, shirts, etc. Father’s Day gifts! 173 Harris Street, Rutherfordton, NC 28139


10X10 HEAVY DUTY DOG LOT. Excellent condition, Sells new for $1,000. Will sell for $250. 828-429-3117.

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

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, (704) 473-0867

SHIPPING CRATE $35.00. Wood shipping crates for sale with some lids. 3 different sizes. I can send pictures. I have a few smaller crates ideal for planter. New shipment just arrived. (704) 300-1818


OLD SCHOOL GAS JUGS. 5 gallon, a 2.5 gallon and 1 gallon. These are old school filler necks with air release ports. $20, $15, $10. Only have TWO 5 gallon ones left! (704) 300-1818

PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS with Scratch Pads! Press Room Printing. 704-482-2243. (704) 538-5788


INSTOCK! Deliveries Twice A Week. One Piece or the Whole Roof. J. Johnson Sales, inc. 2690 Hwy. 221 South, Forest City. (828) 245-5895

TREK BIKES FOR SALE. 2022 Women’s and Men’s Trek Bikes for Sale. $400 each. Call 704-418-9331. (704) 418-3799

CEMETERY PLOTS - ROSE HILL. $1500.00. Rose Hill Memorial Park, Lawndale, NC. Lot #428, Section 2. Number of graves - 2 (3 & 4). Seller pays deed transfer fee. (704) 9151972

STEEL BUILDINGS. “Large On Site Display”. Concrete Pads, Grading, Plumbing, Electrical. “One Stop Shop For All !” J. Johnson Sales, inc. Forest City, 2690 Hwy. 221 South. (828) 245-5895

USED CAMPER TOPS FOR SALE: Various sizes and styles. Keep it dry and safe! 828-351-8846.

CARPORTS, GARAGES, BOAT, RV COVER HAY BARNS, Etc. “Check Out Our Price Before You Buy... There Is Difference!” J. Johnson Sales, inc. 2690 Hwy. 221 South, Forest City. (828) 245-5895

STORAGE BUILDINGS WOOD OR METAL. New, Used, Repo. New Buildings from $3756.00. Inventory changes weekly! J. Johnson Sales, inc. 2690 Hwy. 221 South, Forest City, NC. (828) 245-5895

TRAILERS NEW5X10 WITH GATE $1395. Areas Largest Trailer Inventory, Equipment, Dumps, Landscape, Enclosed, Gooseneck “New & Used”. Best Cash Deals Around, Credit Cards, Financing, Rent to Own, No Credit Check Available. J. Johnson Sales, inc. Forest City. (828) 245-5895

HORSE QUALITY HAY FOR SALE. Call (704) 487-6855

NEW-USED TRAILERS PARTS & ACCESSORIES FOR ALL TYPES OF TRAILERS. 1500 Square Feet of Parts, Axles, Tires, Lights, Gates, Ramps, etc. J. Johnson Sales, inc. Forest City, (828) 245-5895


TINY HOUSE / OFFICE UNIT. 12’ X 28’. Small Kitchen, 1/2 Bath, TV on Wall, Heat & Air. $35,900. Deliver & Blocked. “Financing Available”. J. Johnson Sales, inc. Forest City. (828) 245-5895

I SUPPORT TRUMP 2024 GIFTS Visit the Online Mall at to see the I Support Trump 2024 Gifts

MANUAL WHEEL CHAIR $95. Invacare, 250 lb limit, 16 inches wide, elevating legs rests. Free delivery this week. Call Scooterman Mike (704) 438-1292

SWEET POTATO PLANTS. Now Ready. Fresh vegetables, now ready. Lewis Farms, 5120 Fallston Rd. 1/2 mile north of Fallston on Hwy 18. 704-4720940 or 704-538-9397.

TOOLS FOR SALE Tools for Sale. Excellent condition. Too many to list all. Call to set up appointment to view. (704) 4180938

CASE XX HAWK BILLS IN STOCK! 1 OZ. SILVER BARS & ROUNDS Available (While Supplies Last)* Plus: More KNIVES•KNIVES•KNIVES at Jake’s Knives & Coins located at 1008 S. Lafayette St., Shelby. Call 704-600-6996 or (980) 295-5568

2 GRAVE SITES FOR SALE. Gaston Memorial Cemetery. $4000. (704) 692-7362

3 CABELA’S ZERO GRAVITY LOUNGE CHAIRS. Used 1 time $125 each. Clean vintage freezer cartons all sizes in very good condition. $10 dozen. Various fishing equipment rods, reels, tackle box, net. $125. 704-473-6587


WANTED: OLD AND NEW AMMO. Reloading supplies. Call 828-245-6756 or cell # 828-289-1488. WANT TO BUY CARS& TRUCKS. Trailers, Tractors, Farm Equipment. Must have ID and proof of ownership. Callahan’s Towing. (704) 692-1006


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ICS, MAGAZINES, Books, Toys, Games & Memorabilia - Any collectibles older than 1980. (704) 750-1821,


Running or not, title or no title. Call Charles Dellinger at Red Road Towing. 704-692-6767, (704) 487-0228


TEST STRIPS. Up to $10 per 100ct. Must be Unused, Unexpired. I’m local and pay fast. (828) 577-4197


Papa Bear type or similar. Paying Cash. Please call Don, Rutherfordton. (843) 582-5909


HAY BALES FOR SALE. Good grass, 4x5 large hay bales. $50 each. 828-429-4900.


Net wrap-been sprayed, fertilized and limed. Last year’s hay. Stored in barn, never wet. $40.00 a roll-10 or more. 980295-8808.


PONY. I have a good running 42” Troy Built Pony mower. Has new battery and carburetor. Moved to smaller place don’t need. (704) 300-1818,


DOG KENNELS. 5X10X6, 10x10x4, 10x10x6, 10x20x6. Single Kennel, Double Kennel or Triple Kennel. Dog Houses. Rain Tops Available. “Pickup or Delivery Available.” J. Johnson Sales, Forest City (828) 2455895

KUNE KUNE PIGLETS FOR SALE. 8 weeks old. $100-$150 each. WILSON FARM. Call for info (704) 349-3378

HENS FOR SALE. 4 Types - Brahma, Ameraucana, Red Producer & Cochins $30 each. Call (828) 289-7719

BOXER PUP FOR SALE. Female pup, shots/ deworming, seal(black) and white markings

$500 firm w/ papers (704) 4773900

MINI MICRO ADORABLE AFFORDABLE BABIES. True Designer puppies, great service & EMS, trained, shots, microchip, under 10lbs (864) 623-8803

KOI FISH FOR SALE. All colors; short and long fin; 3”-4” fish $1.; larger fish

$5.-$10. (864) 546-2778

FREE CATS AND KITTENS. Free to a good home. 1 male and 1 female cat. 4 kittens also available. 704-562-0370.


CKC GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPY FORSALE. Female puppy looking for her forever home. Red and black, she has 1st and 2nd shots, dewormed and physical by Boulevard Animal Hospital in Shelby. She loves to cuddle. Discount for military and first responders. $500 (704) 734-7088,

SHIH-TZU. Beautiful, cuddly and shy female 2 year old Shihtzu for sale to a good home for $650. Up to date on shots and healthy. 828292-3001 (828) 292-3001,

POMERANIAN BABY BOYS. Adorable pom baby boys ready for their new homes. Very sweet personalities will make excellent family companions. First vaccination and wormings, started on pee pad training. Text or email for more information. (828) 2844621

TWO GREAT PYRENESSE. Male 3 years old, Female 2 years old, UTD on shots & wormings, super sweet. Small rehoming fee. Must go as a pair! (828) 5699807

2 KITTENS FREE TO GOOD HOME. 9 weeks old, 1 male, 1 female. Will be small. Leave message. (704) 616-9489

4 BABY KITTENS free to a good home. 9 weeks old. Very pretty. 2 white, 2 part Siamese. 828-744-2127.

CKC REGISTERED ROTTWEILER PUPPIES. Vet checked, tails docked, dewclaws, wormed 2 times, 1st shots, eating hard dog food. (980) 295-7249

YORKIE-POO MALTESE FEMALE. 6 lbs, $600. Male Yorkie-Poo, Teacup, Black, Neutered, $500. Shih Poo Maltese puppies, 1 male, 1 female, toy size, Female $700, Male $600. (828) 391-0919


SHEPHERD PUPPIES. 9 weeks. No papers. Parents on site. Solid black. Ready now. 828-748-9614, 828-460-8187.

COCKAPOO PUPPIES. 2 FEMALES 5 males. Born May 8. Tails docked, dew clawed. Parents on site. $1,000. Serious buyers only. 828-305-2181.

GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUPPIES. I have akc golden retriever puppies for sale. They will be ready to go home starting June 9th. I have 6 boys and 2 girls available. 704-284-3598 (704) 284-3598



SALE. Pure bred Shih-tzu puppies for sale. Dam & Sire are registered CKC. Puppies come with papers, vet checked and first set of shots. 1 male and 1 female, white, brown/tan and black. $650. 828-292-3001 or 704-466-6542 (828) 292-3001

BEAUTIFUL GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUPPIES. 1st Shots and Wormer with Healthy Vet Check. Both parents on premises. Available week of July 8th. $850 each. Taking Deposits. (828) 429-2401

MINIATURE POODLE Sweet and cuddly Poodle needs a new home, elderly parents can no longer take care of her. She is all white, almost 3 years old, has all her shots for $800. 828-292-3001 (828) 292-3001

AKC GOLDEN RETRIEVERS PUPPIES. AKC Golden Retriever puppies born May 2. Dewormed, Vet approved. All papers with full breeding rights. Mom and Dad are on sight so you can see what these beautiful puppies will grow into. Sweet lovable smart dogs!!! They are treated with kindness, love and the best of care. Ready to go to their new homes. 6 girls and 3 boys. Call 704-477-0526 for more info!! (704) 477-0526


1998 FORD F-250 STANDARD Automatic, 173,000 miles, with ladder rack and tool boxes. Cold A/C. New battery and wipers. Ready to roll! $6150. Call (704) 300-1818,

1977 FORD LTD All original, good condition. Asking $1,500. 704-477-1879.

2006 FORD ECONOLINE CARGO VAN E-250 Utility Van. Has ladder rack and tool & supply racks with Buckhead gate behind driver seat. Cold A/C . Automatic. New Battery & Wiper Blades. $7900. Call (704) 3001818

1985 CHEVROLET CORVETTE. 144,000 miles, automatic, lots of new parts, needs paint, runs great, $5000. (704) 300-9223

1985 CHEVROLET S-10. 2,800 street driven miles. $35000, Pro-Street, 383 Engine, 400 A/T, A/C. (828) 606-5630


1997 FORD F-SUPER DUTY CHASSIS CAB XLT Package. 7.3 Diesel Power Stroke, Removable Pipe Rack Flat Bed. 146,000 miles, PW, PDL, 5 Speed Manual, $22,500. Call (704) 300-1818



MAN 300. I have a 2015 Polaris sportsman 300 for sell, has low miles, great shape and has been garage kept! $4000. Lenoir, NC. (704) 214-3606

2016 HARLEY DAVIDSON 1200 SPORTSTER. 10,000 Miles. Saddlebags, windshield & back rest. $8900, excellent condition. (704) 692-1648


FOR SALE 1996 14x80 Single Wide Mobile Home. Completely remodeled. Asking $18,000 or OBO. Needs to be moved. 704-466-0196.





SUNNYVIEW, NC FOR SALE BY OWNER. Convenient location, 4.5 acre lot on quiet country road. $55,000 with owner financing available. 828-4293287.




A REALITY!. 2 bed, 2 bath Mobile Home — $7500 Down and $898.46/month. 1/3 acre Lot! Central AC/Heat, Laundry Hookups $49,999. This is a RENT TO OWN home! (828) 544-0900



SMALL 2 BEDROOM MOBILE HOME. Suitable for a couple or single. Washer, dryer, stove & refrigerator, central air. Deposit and criminal check required. (704) 313-7357

2&3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Nice and clean, water furnished. Oak Grove Community, Kings Mtn. Call or text, 704-739-0259. (704) 739-2059

HICKORY CREEK APARTMENTS FOR SENIORS. (62 and older), disabled (50 and older). Shelby. Now taking applications for waiting list. 418 East Warren Street, Shelby. (704) 487-6354


LOCATED IN SHELBY NC. Is currently accepting applications for our 2 and 3 bedroom Townhomes. Rent is based on income (and even some expenses are deducted). Call or visit today! 1526 Eaves Road, Shelby, NC or call for more information. Equal Housing Opportunity. (704) 487-1114



LIONS SENIOR VILLAGE. Has 1 bedroom HUD subsidized apartments for low income seniors. Taking applications now. Age 62 or older. Equal Housing Opportunity. 211 North Morgan Street, Shelby, NC (704) 482-7723 (704) 482-7723 Lions@RPMMANAGED.COM

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

LAWNDALE HOUSE FOR RENT. New, remodeled, 1 bedroom, 1 bath. Call (704) 5387661 Sec Dep & Ref required. (704) 583-7661


HOUSE FOR RENT $900.00 per month. 6 rooms, 1.5 baths. no pets. Looking for a couple to possibly do light farm chores. Cherryville area. call 704 4352542, 704-898-5208. (704) 530-6453


SENIOR LIVING AT ITS BEST! 55 and older. 1 bedroom, 1 bath apartments. Forest City. $675 deposit, $675 month. (828) 447-9622

2 & 3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Small private park between Spindale and Forest City. Starting at $700 per month. 828-382-0475.

CABIN FOR RENT. Secluded Cabin in Gilkey area. Stove, refrigerator, washer/dryer combinatiion, heat/air. With acreage. NO inside pets. References. Excellent place to live. Call 828437-6754 (828) 437-6754 FIRST FLOOR WITH PRIVATE ENTRANCE. Extra large bedroom, large bathroom, walk-in closet, kitchen with bar/counter, close to downtown. $1200/per month. 828-375-4275.

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