Rutherford Weekly 6-20-24

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Competitive swimming so much more than meda so more medals

It’s summer. Look around. There are numerous activities everywhere for children and youth reminding us the warmest season is upon us.

Among the most popular is swimming as more than 120 children and young people are involved in the sport.

There was proof of the numbers involved as hundreds gathered at Callison Recreation Center in Forest City on June 11 for the first home meet of the season for the Forest City Swim Team (FCST).

It was literally standing room only for parents, grandparents and friends, attempting to catch a brief glimpse of a favorite swimmer. Spectators brought chairs, snacks and sunscreen as they sat patiently for hours to cheer the swimmers.

This weekend there will be competitive swimming in Hickory for the Rutherford County Swim (RCST) and area competition for the Forest City Swim Team (FCST).

Kendall Randolph, the president of the Board of Directors of the RCST, explained the difference between two organizations, although most of the members of the RCST also swim with FCST.

The FCST is the Recreational Team that competes in summer only and is usually the introduction to swimming. Often the Stingrays will transfer over to RCST. The program promotes stroke development, teamwork and leadership opportunities for kids 6 to 18 years old. Head coach is Renee Howard. (Enrollment is in May).

The RCST - USA Year Around Competitive Travel Swim Team - swims year round and travels across the region for events. The team practices at Isothermal Community College and travels throughout the state for competition.

Recently the team was involved in two competitions in one day - one in Shelby and the other was the annual open water swim in South Carolina.

“We have open enrollment all year long and as long as the child is water safe and can swim the length of the pool unassisted we will allow them to join,” said Randolph. “Not all USA competitive teams allow brand new swimmers to join the team. We average around 40-50 swimmers registered,” she said.

“All but three or four are dual enrolled,” she said of those swimming for both swim teams.

“We travel all over North Carolina,” she said. As the RCST travels throughout the state, the FCST

dedication to the teams and the lessons taught outside of the pool.

Mike Kernodle, known to RCST as Coach K, is the Head Coach for RCST and has been with the team since its inception in 1986. The year round program offers competitive swimming to those 5 to 18.

“Our goal is not now nor has it ever been to produce championship athletes, although we have produced numerous State Champion Swimmers,” Kernodle said in an interview in 2022.

The sport, however, is so much more than competitive swimming and receiving medals after the meets.

The RCST has sent swimmers to colleges and universities, but “Our goal is to produce physically fit, emotionally confident and healthy young adults by engaging them in a demanding athletic activity. Our expanded focus is to involve the entire family in the activities of the swim team and have continuing dialogue regarding nutrition, exercise, academics, and appropriate ways of supporting their young swimmers,” he said.

“The measure of the team’s success is the individual successes of the swimmers. These successes are not limited to the pool. Their confidence is evident as they step out beyond their comfort zones and confront the difficult challenges their lives present.” Kernodle said.

After high school some of the swimmers leave Rutherford County to continue the sport at colleges and universities. Currently there are nine or 10 swim team members planning to continue the sport in college.

Manny Schlichtmann, who swam for Forrest City, Rutherford County and Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy, now swims for Converse College, beginning his second year.

Jenna Bridges, a star swimmer at Louisiana State University began swimming with RCST and Chase High School.

Some swimmers are taking advantage of camps also on college campuses.

The next big meet for the RCST is July 5-7 in Shelby. The conference championship is July 27.

“Our RCST board works really hard to make competitive year ‘round swimming affordable for RoCo families. We don’t want cost to be a major obstacle for children to swim competitively,” Randolph added.

For more information about the teams, call Howard at

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Three RCST members at NC State Swim camp- Lucas Harris rising East High junior, Molly Randolph rising sophomore at East and Ryken Randolph rising sophomore at REaCH swims for East. Manny Schlichtmann (third from left) swam for Forrest City, Rutherford County and TJCA and now swims for Converse College, beginning his second year. With Mannie are other RCST swimmers watching him compete at the Hickory YMCA last fall. Packed crowd at a recent meet in Forest City. Open water competition at Lake Hartwell with the RCST members Lucas Harris, Caitin Allen, Molly Randolph, Ryken Randolph, Coach K (Mike Kernodle), John Michael Randolph, Braden Hudson, Izzy Mathes. Swimmers competing in Shelby. Swimmers also participate in community projects. On Memorial Day they placed flags on the graves of military personnel in Rutherford County. Shown (left to right) Reece McGraw, Caitlin Allen, Molly Randolph, John Michael Randolph, Ryken Randolph and Lucas Harris.

Dr. Bobby England, who spent his professional career in family medicine in Forest City, is a recipient of the Dr. Tim Taft Medical Professional of the Year Award. Taft is a Sports Medicine specialist in Chapel Hill. England received the award from the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) recently in Greensboro.

In addition to his medical office practice, England has spent over 50 years on the sidelines of the football field at East Rutherford High School as the teams’ volunteer medical professional. He said in all the years, he missed five games. Throughout his career, England also provided physicals for athletes at the county’s three traditional high schools.

“I didn’t realize that until recently,” he said of the years. “It’s been quite a while” he said.

While at Smith’s Drugs having lunch with his wife recently, England was stopped by three young men in their “50s”.

“They asked me, ‘remember me’?” England said they were all young men he’d met during his time of

providing sports physicals.

He said someone reminded him if he had charged for all the high school athletic physicals, it would have cost more than $1 million.

“I have so many good memories of those times” he said.

England grew up in Spindale and lives in Ellenboro.

He spent several years as a member of the Rutherford County Board of Education and was later in the NC House of Representatives. 850 W. Sumter Street Shelby, NC Phone: 704-484-6821 Visit for complete details and Play at the Park!

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Scenes from Juneteenth celebration at Forest City POPS

Juneteenth, the commemoration of freedom for slaves in 1865, was celebrated at POPS in Forest City Saturday with dozens attending the festival and participating. Sponsored by the Grahamtown Team, the event was the fourth Juneteenth Celebration sponsored in Forest City. Kisha McDowell of the Grahamtown Team thanked all volunteers, including Sandra Lackner, Wilfred McDowell, Selena McEntyre, the Omega Bytes and others. She also thanked all those entertaining on stage.

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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 21

What: Car, truck and bike show

When: June 21; Registration 2-4pm

Where: Tryon International Equestrian Center

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What: Improve Your Health event

When: June 21; 9am-3pm

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: Rutherford County Farmers Market

When: June 22; 8am to 12pm

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

What: Seeds to Silverware

June 22

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 828-429-7500.

What: Country Ham and Spiral Ham Dinner

When: June 22; 4-8pm

When: June 22; 6pm


Summer Tutoring

What: Summer Tutoring Program- Reading Grades 1-7

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

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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; www.

What: Rutherfordton Kiwanis Club Meeting

When: 6:30-7:30pm (except 5th Thursdays) Where: Woodrow Jones Building, Rutherfordton

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What: Narcotics Anonymous meeting

When: Thursdays; 12:301:30pm Where: Community Healing Recovery & Thriving Center; 648 Withrow Rd., Forest City

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What: Coffee and Conversation When: 9:30-10:30am Where: Rutherford County Veterans Office; 303 Fairground Rd., Spindale

More Info: Open to Rutherford County Veterans.


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

What: Stitch by Stitch When: 1st Sat. monthly, 12pm Where: Rutherford County Library, Callahan Rd., Spindale

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Where: Caitlyn Farms, Mill Spring

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

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July 3

What: Fireworks Extravaganza

When: July 3; 6pm

Where: Shelby Parks and Recreation; 850 W. Sumter, Shelby

More Info: Food trucks starting late afternoon. Music & games start at 7pm. Carrousel & Train Rides 1-7pm. Fireworks starting at 9:30pm!

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What: BIG DAY in Ellenboro

When: July 4; 9am-1pm

Where: Activities located on South Glenn and Depot Streets in Ellenboro

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When: July 4; 6pm

Where: Marion

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Where: Hopewell-Hollis Ruritan Clubhouse; 2500 Hollis Rd., Ellenboro

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July 12

What: Pastors Mental Health Conference

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Where: Gold Hill Missionary Baptist Association, Spindale

July 22-26

What: We Build Summer Camp for rising 4th-7th grade girls When: July 22-26

Where: Isothermal Community College

More Info: Presented by Rutherford Housing Partnership, Women Roofers.

August 3

What: Countywide 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 and games, family resource fair and fitness movement.

August 3-4

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Driving requires drivers to use their senses so they, their passengers and their fellow motorists can safely traverse the roadways. When any of those senses are compromised, the risk for accident increases.

Sight is vital to safe driving. Individuals who have vision problems

must correct these issues by wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses to stay safe behind the wheel. But what if the condition affecting vision is nighttime?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that accidents happen in greater frequency at night,

when the passenger vehicle occupant fatality rate is around three times higher than the daytime rate. That’s despite the fact that there are far fewer cars on the road at night than during the daytime.

Reduced visibility and drowsiness behind the wheel after the sun goes

down may cause many people to avoid driving at night. But driving at night isn’t always avoidable, especially during the months when the sun sets early. When forced to drive at night, drivers can follow these tips to make it safer and easier.

• Get enough rest. Skip the road trip if you are feeling tired or if you have taken medication that can cause drowsiness.

• Improve headlight visibility. Make sure headlights are in good working order and that the plastic covering on the headlights is not cloudy, which can adversely affect light output. The angle of the lamp also is a factor. Some headlights may need a periodic angle adjustment.

• Stick to multi-lane

roadways. Today’s vehicles are typically equipped with LED lights rather than halogen or incandescent bulbs.

A study in the SAE International Journal of Passenger Cars found that these LED lamps were “generally perceived to be brighter than a

standard incandescent lamp.” Although these lamps may help drivers see in front of them while driving, oncoming drivers often claim they are blinded. Oncoming lights can be particularly intense on a two-lane road. On a multi-lane road, you can put yourself at a distance from oncoming cars if you stick to an outer lane.

• Clean your windshield. A dirty windshield can cause additional glare and also make it challenging to see the road.

• Slow down and watch the shoulder. It can be difficult to see pedestrians and animals at night. Deer often are struck at dusk or overnight, particularly between the months of October and January.

• Get an eye exam. Agerelated vision changes can compromise vision and perception of glare. Speak with an eye professional about which coatings can be applied to glasses to help with glare and if any tweaks to prescriptions need to be made.

Nighttime driving requires a few different strategies to make it safer and more comfortable to drive after the sun sets.

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Sportsman’s Corner Corner

Aiming Outdoorsmen Toward Christ

Fish for Free in North Carolina’s Public Waters on July 4

Right now, I’m craving a quiet float down the river. It’s not the fishing that I’m drawn to. It’s the simplicity of a kayak, the solitude of the surroundings, and the song of the river. An added draw this time of year is that at any moment I can decide to pull the boat to the bank, wade to a spot, and fish for an extended period. Then maybe jump in and take a swim. The lakes are full of fishermen and recreation boaters. The river is full of life of another kind. So full that it infuses it into those who float against its breeze. The early mornings are my favorite. The fog that lifts from its waters is nothing less than God slowly unveiling His latest unique masterpiece. To expose it too quickly would overwhelm us and cause us to miss the beauty of each distinctive curve and line. The water that passes will never be here again. Over the years I have thoroughly enjoyed times of competition on the lake. There’s nothing I know of that encapsulates everything a man loves more than a fishing tournament. There’s the outdoors, the fishing, the competition, and the prize for success. It really is a fun way to spend a Saturday morning. Competition, however, is a word that is left in the truck at the river ramp. Words like rewind and reflect are river words. Even repentance is welcome on the river. Because it’s there one changes his mind about lots of things. I’ve just noticed this whole article is sounding probably a little too abstract and philosophical. More evidence I just need to gather my gear, head to the river, and go fishing. And while I’ll enjoy all the introspection when I get there, I’ll be a little disappointed if I don’t catch any fish. See you soon.

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

On July 4, anyone in North Carolina, regardless of age, can enjoy one of the state’s best outdoor activities for free.

Free Fishing Day, which runs from 12 a.m. until 11:59 p.m., offers residents and out-of-state visitors the opportunity to fish without having to purchase a license; however, all other fishing regulations apply, such as length and daily possession limits, as well as bait and tackle restrictions.

Authorized by the N.C. General Assembly in 1994 and sponsored by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, North Carolina’s annual free fishing day, which always falls on July 4, was created to promote the sport of fishing.

“Free Fishing Day is a great opportunity for families to enjoy some quality time together on the water,” said Christian Waters, the agency’s chief of the Inland Fisheries

Division. “Fishing is relatively inexpensive activity that anyone, no matter what their age or skill level, can enjoy.”

To give anglers a better chance of catching fish, the Commission stocks a variety of fish in waters across the state — including trout and channel catfish. The agency also provides access to fishing sites across the state, including public fishing areas and boating access areas. The interactive fishing and boating maps on the Commission’s website list more than 500 fishing and boating areas, many of which are free, that are open to the public.

courteous and follow the boating etiquette tips below:

• Be patient and remain calm until an open parking space is available.

• Wait your turn in the launch line. Get in line without blocking or cutting off others.

• Park your vehicle and trailer while someone moves the boat away from the ramp.

for free on July 4, a fishing license is required for people ages 16 and older on all other days of the year for both inland and coastal waters in North Carolina. Purchasing a license online is quick and easy. Other ways to purchase a license are:

Many of the boating areas likely will be crowded over the busy holiday weekend, so the Commission urges boaters to be patient,

• Recruit someone to move the boat away from the ramp while you retrieve your vehicle and trailer.

• Observe no-wake zones and be cautious.

While anyone can fish

• Call the Commission at 888-248-6834. Current hours of operation are 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

• Visit a local Wildlife Service Agent. For more information on fishing in public, inland waters, visit

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Choux pastry

1 cup water

1⁄2 cup butter

1 cup all-purpose flour

1⁄4 teaspoon salt

4 large eggs


21⁄2 cups cold milk

1- 5-ounce package instant vanilla pudding mix

1 cup heavy cream

1⁄4 cup confectioners’ sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract


2- 1-ounce squares semisweet chocolate

2 tablespoons butter

1 cup confectioners’ sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 tablespoons hot water

Preheat the oven to 450 F. Grease a cookie sheet; set aside.

Make choux pastry: Combine water and butter in a medium pot. Bring to a boil, stirring until butter melts completely. Reduce heat to low; add flour and salt. Stir vigorously until mixture leaves the sides of the pan and begins to form a stiff ball. Remove from heat and let cool 10 minutes.

Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Spoon or pipe dough onto the prepared cookie sheet in 11⁄2 x 4-inch strips.

Bake for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 325F and continue baking until the bottoms sound hollow when lightly tapped, about 20 more minutes. Poke a small hole in each éclair to release steam. Cool completely on a wire rack. Make filling; combine milk and pudding mix in a medium bowl according to package directions. Beat heavy cream with an electric mixer in a separate medium bowl until soft peaks form. Beat in confectioners’ sugar and vanilla. Fold whipped cream into pudding.

Cut tops off of cooled pastry shells with a sharp knife. Fill shells with pudding mixture and replace tops.

Make icing: Melt chocolate and butter in a medium saucepan over low heat. Stir in confectioners’ sugar and vanilla. Stir in hot water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until icing is smooth and has reached desired consistency. Remove from heat and cool slightly.

Drizzle chocolate icing over filled éclairs. Store in the refrigerator until serving.


Yield: 4 servings

8- 1⁄3- to 1⁄2-inch-thick slices Pullman bread

4 ounces smoked gouda, very thinly sliced with a cheese slicer

4 slices muenster cheese (about 4 ounces)

1 medium jarred roasted red pepper, drained, dried and thinly sliced

2 cups baby arugula

6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

Lay out 4 slices of the bread on a work surface. Layer each with some of the smoked gouda, 1 slice of the muenster, a thin layer of sliced red pepper (about 2 tablespoons), 1⁄2 cup of the baby arugula, and another layer of smoked gouda. Close the sandwiches with the remaining bread. Thinly and evenly spread the butter on both sides of the bread using 11⁄2 tablespoons of the butter for each sandwich.

2. Place 2 sandwiches into a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cover the skillet with a lid and cook until the bread is evenly golden brown, about 2 minutes. Flip, cover again and cook until the bread is golden brown and the cheese is visibly melted, about 2 minutes more. Repeat with the remaining sandwiches.


Makes 6 servings

4 cups cubed, peeled, cooked sweet potatoes (about 4 to 6)

3/4 cup chopped green onions

1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley

1/2 cup dried tart cherries

1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar

2 tablespoons coarse mustard

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

1 clove garlic, minced

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

Combine sweet potatoes, green onions, parsley, and cherries in a large bowl; gently mix.

Whisk vinegar, mustard, oil, garlic, salt, and pepper in a small bowl until well blended. Pour over sweet potato mixture; gently toss to coat. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Donate blood & help save lives

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.

Help save lives by donating blood at the following locations in Rutherford County in June:

• Friday, June 21, 12-5PM; Rutherfordton Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall252 N Washington St., Rutherfordton

• Saturday, June 22, 9AM–2PM; 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.

To make an appointment or to learn more, download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit, or call 1-800-733-2767. Completion of a RapidPass® online health history questionnaire is encouraged to help speed up the donation process. Follow the instructions at RedCrossBlood. org/RapidPass or use the Blood Donor App. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required.


Note: You can cook the sweet potatoes in boiling water or in the oven.

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What: 1st Sunday Night Singing When: July 7; 7pm

Where: Riverside Baptist Church; 1178 Hogan Rd., Forest City

More Info: featuring Faithwalkers 4

July 7-11

What: Vacation Bible School When: July 7-11; 6-8:30pm Where: Concord Baptist Church; 720 Old US Hwy. 74

More Info: Age 3-5th grade. Stories, games, crafts and snacks. 828-447-5124.

June 22

What: Caroleen Methodist Church Car, Truck & Bike Show

When: registration 9am-12. Where: El Michoacan; 2270 College Avenue

More Info: $25 entry. Johnnie: 828-429-7500.

What: Fish Fry Benefit

When: June 22; 4:30-7pm

Where: West Point Baptist Church; 1160 Union Rd., Rutherfordton More Info: 828-287-0165

June 23

What: Clothing Give-away

When: June 23; 12-2pm

Where: Three Angels SeventhDay Adventist Church; 2158 Hudlow Rd., Forest City

What: Church Anniversary

When: June 23; 3pm

Where: True Word Baptist Church; 129 Groce St., Forest City

More Info: Speaker; Jerome Wilkerson

June 24-26

What: 3 night revival

When: June 24-26; 7pm

Where: True Word Baptist Church; 129 Groce St., Forest City

More Info: Guest speakers nightly.

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 28

What: Free Hot Dog Meal

When: June 28; noon

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

June 29

What: 5th Saturday Youth Meeting

When: June 29; 4pm Where: Pilgrims Way Baptist Church; 485 Hamilton Rd., Rutherfordton

July 8-July 11

What: Sewing Camp When: July 8-11

Where: First Baptist Rutherfordton; 246 N Main St. More Info: 1) Beginner- 2nd-middle school. $75. 2) students with basics of sewing with a machine, 4th-high school. $100.

July 13

What: Fish Fry- Hot Dog Sale When: July 13; 11am- until Where: True Word Baptist Church; 129 Groce St., Forest City

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St. Gabriels Episcopal 330 N. Ridgecrest Ave., Rutherfordton, NC We Invite You To Attend The Church Of Your Choice CHURCH
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Foundations thanked for support

The Hickory Nut Gorge Foundation and the RHI Legacy Foundation are integral parts of supporting programs around the Gorge, including The Lake Lure Flowering Bridge. During last week’s ground breaking ceremony for the education center at the bridge, RHI Legacy Foundation Executive Director Terry Hines and Jack Barton, Hickory Nut Gorge Foundation Board of Directors treasurer, were recognized by Board Chair Kathy Tanner. She thanked the foundations for their ongoing support of the projects. She told the crowd, “The Flowering Bridge has been dreaming about this for years. As many of you know since our inception, education has been our number one focus. Three years ago the Flowering Bridge board of directors created a task force led by Marla Somerville to study and create the plan for an

ALWS General Admission Tickets Available

Price for full-tournament pass remains same

Prices for general admission tickets that cover all 15 games of the 2024 American Legion World Series will remain at $35, the price established in 2011. The general admission tickets are on sale now!

“We have always aimed for pricing that fits most people’s budgets and allows them to attend all the games,” says local Committee Chairman Eddie Holbrook. “Prices for all of our reserved seats will hold steady also, as well as those for day passes.”

General admission tickets are available through the ALWS office at 117-A West Warren Street or via the website at

The ALWS staff informed reserved seat, box seat and rocking chair seat holders in January that the seats they purchased in 2023 would be available for them until a deadline set in early May. After that deadline, any seats not purchased are offered to

people on a waiting list. The ALWS games are

scheduled for ThursdayTuesday, August 15-20, with the first game at 10am August 15. Ticket sales have grown substantially since Shelby became the official home of the tournament in 2011. In 2022, ticket sales reached 132,804 – the most tickets ever sold for an ALWS tournament. Other tickets for games are day passes for adults ($10 each) and for students ($5 each); those will be available only at Keeter Stadium once the games begin.

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When I was in the third grade our mama packed my three sisters and I a bag lunch of banana sandwiches to take to school. Nobody took lunch from home when I was eight years old. When we got on the bus that morning, mama prompted us,”there may be a surprise today.”

There was.

Before lunch she and daddy showed up at school (it was a darn good thing as the scent of my sandwich had pretty much saturated the confines of Mrs. Pendergrass’s room — she was glad too). I never forgot how banana sandwiches smelled after that day.

Receiving permission to be dismissed from school, mama and daddy told us “we’re going on a picnic.”

Picnic in the middle of a school day. I wonder if people still do that? Probably not.

I’m not into advocating family picnics in the middle of the school day — but that episode in my childhood is one of my favorites — because my parents took time.

There was no particular reason for the jaunt. There was no announcement of other babies being born or new jobs or moving away from the community. It was just a picnic.

“I’ll never forget gathering in the car and pulling away from the school driveway that day and wondering what my classmates thought about us leaving school for the reason of a picnic.

We didn’t travel far.

In fact, it was only a 25-mile trip to the Rocky Broad River before Daddy stopped the car. We ran from the car carrying our “mushy” banana sandwiches until we came upon a huge rock. We didn’t even use a picnic table. But we picnicked. I learned a valuable lesson that day that still haunts me. There really is a time to do those things which are important to us. Wonder why we don’t take the time to maintain a healthy mind, body and soul?

That picnic was in the fall of the year — that’s one of the reasons I still enjoy the fall season more than any other.

We had always been a family who picnicked together. There was a hidden motto with parents, “the family that picnics together —stays together.”

So going on a picnic wasn’t something we’d never done. It was the fact that we took one right in the middle of the work and school day. My folks gave us more than a picnic of mushy sandwiches that day.

I used to have a sign in my apartment many years ago that read, “Take Time.” With all that goes on today, it scares me that there aren’t enough of us going on picnics. Have you seen all the empty picnic tables along the roadside?

It seems there isn’t enough time to go around — but there really is. It’s a matter of my priorities.

What even happened to jump rope, kick-the-can, captain’s flag, Sunday visits with friends and drives. I passed by a house recently and it appeared there was a family reunion. Folks were sitting in lawn chairs and swinging on porch swings. Some were throwing horseshoes. I pulled over to the side of the road and watched. These people were taking time. I clapped to myself. Bravo! My heart was happy.

We’re so fortunate to live in this area — where driving to the Hickory Nut Gorge is only minutes away and driving through

Cane Creek and Golden Valley are just a few miles beyond our back doors?

How long has it been since you packed a Sunday lunch and drove the car until you just decided to stop. Or took a hike through the woods to share the wonder of wildflowers and creatures growing near the ground.

The Blue Ridge Parkway affords some of the most spectacular views in this country, yet too many of us miss that one, too.

I’ve missed out on too many picnics, haven’t you?

Starting today - I’m

packing. I’m going on a picnic. Want to join me?

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Agricultural producers who have not yet completed their crop acreage reports after spring planting should make an appointment with the Rutherford County Farm Service Agency (FSA) before the applicable deadline.

“In order to comply with USDA program eligibility requirements, all producers must file an accurate crop acreage report by the applicable deadline,” said CED Kelly Springs, FSA’s County Executive Director in Rutherford County. “Once planting is complete, please call our office to make an appointment to report your acreage.”

An acreage report documents a crop grown on a farm or ranch, its intended use and location. Filing an accurate and timely acreage report for all crops and land uses, including failed acreage and prevented planted acreage, can prevent the loss of benefits.

How to File a Report

The following acreage reporting dates are applicable in Rutherford County:

July 15, 2024- alfalfa, asparagus, beans (planted 6/26-7/10), caneberries, corn, CRP, cucumbers, eggplant, grain sorghum, okra, peppers, soybeans, squash, tomatoes, perennial forage and grazing, and all other crops

To file a crop acreage report, producers need to provide:

• Crop and crop type or variety

• Intended crop use

USDA Reminds Producers to File Crop Acreage Reports

• Number of crop acres

• Map with approximate crop boundaries

• Planting date(s)

• Planting pattern, when applicable

• Producer shares

• Irrigation practice(s)

• Acreage prevented from planting, when applicable

• Other required information

Acreage Reporting


The following exceptions apply to acreage reporting dates:

• If the crop has not been planted by the acreage reporting date, then the acreage must be reported no later than 15 calendar days after planting is completed.

• If a producer acquires additional acreage after the acreage reporting date, then the acreage must be reported no later than 30 calendar days after purchase or acquiring the lease. Appropriate documentation must be provided to the county office.

Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) policy holders should note that the acreage reporting date for NAP-covered crops is the earlier of the dates listed above or 15 calendar days before grazing or crop harvesting begins.

Prevented Planted Acreage

Producers should also report crop acreage they intended to plant but were unable to because of a natural disaster, including drought. Prevented planted acreage must be reported on form CCC-576, Notice

of Loss, no later than 15 calendar days after the final planting date as established by FSA and USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA). FSA recently updated policy that applies to prevented planted acreage due to drought. To certify prevented planted acreage due to drought, all of the following must apply:

• The area that is prevented from being planted has insufficient soil moisture for seed germination on the final planting date for non-irrigated acreage.

• Prolonged precipitation deficiencies that meet the D3 or D4 drought intensity level as determined by the U.S. Drought Monitor.

• Verifiable information must be collected from sources whose business or purpose is recording weather conditions as determined by FSA.

Continuous Certification Option for Perennial Forage

Agricultural producers with perennial forage crops have the option to report their acreage once, without having to report that acreage in subsequent years, as long as there are no applicable changes on the farm. Interested producers can select the continuous certification option after FSA certifies their acreage report. Examples of perennial forage include mixed forage, birdsfoot trefoil, chicory/ radicchio, kochia (prostrata), lespedeza, perennial peanuts and perennial grass varieties.

Once the continuous certification option is selected, Portal

Producers can access their FSA farm records, maps, and common land units through the customer portal. The portal allows producers to export field boundaries as shapefiles and import and view other shapefiles, such as precision agriculture boundaries within farm records mapping. Producers can view, print and label their maps for acreage reporting purposes. Level 2 eAuthentication or login. gov access that is linked to a USDA Business Partner

have authority to act on behalf of another customer as a grantee via an FSA211 Power of Attorney form, Business Partner Signature Authority or as a member of a business can now access information for the business in the portal. For questions, please contact the Rutherford County FSA office at 828287-4220.

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Fun ways to keep kids occupied over summer break

summer vacation every year. The last day of school gives way to less structured days when kids can spend more time outdoors and less time cracking the books.

Summer vacation can be a dilemma for parents, especially in households where both parents work full-time. A pandemicrelated increase in remote working has made that problem somewhat more manageable, but even parents working from home must find fun way for kids to stay occupied until the new school year begins. No two kids are the same, so parents may need to try various activities on for size until they find something their children enjoy doing during the lazy days of summer.

• Day camp: Day camps provide much of the structure of school without all the homework or time spent indoors. Many parks and recreation departments run summer day camps for kids. Camps can be generalized or specialized. For example, some may offer an array of activities, including sports and nature walks, in a given day, while others may focus on a single activity, like musical lessons or science-based programs. Camps run by local parks and rec departments do not typically last all summer long, which parents should keep in mind when enrolling youngsters.

• Reading: Parents may

their children enjoy a good book. A recent poll from the National Education Association found that 70 percent of middle school students read more than 10 books a year. The National Literacy Trust reports that roughly 45 percent of children between the ages of eight and 11 enjoy reading “very much.” When suggesting to children that they read more this summer, parents can note the many ways that reading for pleasure differs from reading for school. Point out that kids won’t have to submit book reports and emphasize that they can choose their own books. Depending on children’s ages, introduce kids to a series like “Harry Potter,” which is a set of seven fantasy novels that has helped millions of young people across the globe discover and develop a fondness for reading. Weekly visits to the library, where kids can pick from hundreds of books, can get youngsters even more excited about reading.

• Play dates: Play dates are a great way to make kids happy and take a little off of parents’ daily plates. Arrange routine summer play dates with children’s school friends, neighbors and/or cousins. Parents can alternate hosting responsibilities so they can get work done at home and enjoy a break when it’s not their turn to host.



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• Find something free: Perhaps in recognition of the need for affordable, family-friendly fare, many communities now host free events for kids and their parents each week. Weekly movie nights under the stars and concerts in community squares are popular in many communities, but those same towns also may host events specifically for kids during the daytime. A simple internet search of “free events near me” may unveil a host of activities that can keep kids happy and occupied on summer days when their schedules are open. Local libraries can be great resources for free events as well.

Summer vacation is a relaxing time for youngsters. Parents who don’t want that relaxation to turn into boredom can look to various activities to occupy their children’s time until a new school year begins.

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Ugly is an ugly word

We love to laugh about it. Mama carried forward an expression from her mother. She would say a house or a decorating choice or an outfit was “Ugly as homemade sin.” Another saying goes, “Ugly as a mud fence.”

The word “ugly” is just ugly. Mama also used to say, “I don’t believe that woman has a full-length mirror in her house.”

An old dear man I knew was just plain ugly. He compensated by being so funny. He said, “Outside I may not look like much, but inside I’m like Elvis.” And he was like Elvis. He could crack up a crowd.

Beauty on the other hand is a beautiful word.

But it is a completely unreasonable pressure on women. Years ago some online source reported that the number one question asked by eight-year-old girls is “Am I pretty?” Millions and millions of little girls were asking their friends online, “Am I pretty?” It may not break yours, but it broke my heart.

Guys have so many other standards. We get to be funny or strong or tough or athletic or even smart. Although being smart is dangerous. You get to be too smart and somebody will try to knock you down for it.

For guys the standard is knowing how to do stuff and doing it. Men earn each other’s respect by being able to do stuff and doing it.

For women it is a whole different ball game. Sure women earn points for family, friendship, cooking, cleaning, and shopping. One of the sayings in church life is “If you want something done, ask the women.” But they are punished for being ugly. An ugly woman spends a lifetime compensating for it.

Ugly men get by a lot easier. For one thing an ugly man can lie to himself that he’s really not all that ugly. Ugly women have a much harder time.

One time I joked to a congregation that I was funny looking. After service, a very nice woman told me I looked good enough. Looks are a poor standard, but we know that good-looking women are hired more often, given higher pay, and generally make their way more easily. This isn’t fair, but my writing about it isn’t going to change anything. I really told you all this to set you up for a laugh line. George McFadden was a great family friend and his son, Johnny remains a good friend. Johnny’s wife, Chantal, is a cousin because her grandmother and my grandmother were sisters. Please don’t hold that against her.

Any time George and my dad were in the same room, George would say, “I’m always glad when Allen Jobe shows up because I’m no longer the ugliest man in the room.”

Everybody laughed.

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NC Governor Announces SUN Bucks Program to Feed

Governor Roy Cooper hosted Administrator of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Services Cindy Long to celebrate the launch of SUN Bucks, the state’s newest food assistance program to help prevent child hunger. Governor Cooper thanked six philanthropic partners in North Carolina who are contributing generously to support SUN Bucks, joining leaders from the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) and the NC Department of Public Instruction (NC DPI) to successfully launch the program.

North Carolina will receive around $120 million in federal benefits to feed over a million school children in North Carolina this summer. The first benefits from the SUN Bucks program will begin to be issued to eligible families across the state next week.

“Summer can be a hard time for children who rely on our public schools for a healthy school breakfast and lunch,” said Governor Cooper. “Nearly one in six North Carolina children face food insecurity at home and this effort helps make sure they get the nutritious food they need.”

North Carolina is one of only three states in the Food and Nutrition Services Southeast Region to take advantage of the new USDA program. The purpose of SUN Bucks, also referred to as Summer EBT, is to provide food assistance to school-aged children and help bridge the financial gap for families during the summer months.

The North Carolina SUN Bucks program is a crosssector collaboration between USDA, NCDHHS, NCDPI and philanthropic partners. The program was made possible by contributions from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation, Smithfield Foods, The Leon Levine Foundation, Dogwood Health Trust, Cone Health Foundation and Brighthouse Financial.

“We applaud North Carolina for stepping up as a leader and implementing Summer EBT in its inaugural year,” said Administrator Long. “This is an unprecedented opportunity to dramatically reduce child summer hunger. We at USDA are excited to be partnering with North Carolina this summer

and look forward helping more states come on board for Summer 2025.”

Families will receive a one-time payment of $120 per eligible child to purchase nutritious foods during the summer — a critical benefit for the 1 in 6 children in North Carolina who live in households without consistent access to food.

“Access to good food is essential to good health and wellbeing,” said NC Health and Human Services Secretary Kody H. Kinsley. “Every kid should be able to enjoy the summer without worrying where their next meal will come from. SUN Bucks helps to ensure children in North Carolina have access to the healthy nutrition they need to thrive.”

Nearly 60% of public school students across the state qualify for free and reduced-price meals at school and are at higher risk for hunger when the school year ends. SUN Bucks is the newest addition to an array of nutrition programs aimed at ensuring these students continue to get nutritious foods while out of school for the summer.

“Every dollar counts for families working to put enough food on the table while kids are out of school,” said State Superintendent of Public Instruction Catherine Truitt. “Our goal for the SUN Bucks program is to help make sure no child in North Carolina goes hungry this summer.”

Most eligible children and families automatically qualify for the SUN Bucks program with no action needed to receive the $120 payment. Benefits will be issued beginning Friday, June 14. Families with children who currently receive FNS will see their SUN Bucks benefits loaded onto their existing EBT card, and all other children will receive a SUN Bucks card in the mail.

For children who do not automatically qualify but may be eligible for SUN Bucks, NCDHHS will send an email and text message to families with instructions on how to apply. Applications will be accepted through Aug. 31, 2024, for the 2024 summer period.

For more information, visit sunbucks. To contact a SUN Bucks customer representative, families can dial 1-866-719-0141 and press option 2.

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Large Animal Grants program accepting applications

Large animal veterinarians in North Carolina are eligible to apply for up to $25,000 in funds to help support their large animal practice. This $125,000 fund was created by the N.C. General Assembly in 2023 and will be administered by the N.C. Ag Finance Authority.

The funding opportunity is available to veterinarians who practice in one of the 70 North Carolina counties with a population of 100,000 or fewer and that spend 30% or more of their patient care involved in large animal veterinary care.

“North Carolina, like many other states, has a deficit of large animal veterinarians. In many areas of the state, a single veterinarian may be the only option within 100 square miles,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler.

“These funds can be used for repayment of educational loans related to the recipient’s veterinary degree, to purchase equipment or technology for use in the practice or any additional uses the advisory committee determines is appropriate to promote and

develop large animal veterinarians to practice in the designated counties.”

The application period runs from June 17 through August 16. Applications are available online at QopHZM/4llcxkovj4/signup. More information on the grant program can be found in frequently asked questions.

The Large Animal Health Enhancement Advisory Committee will make the determination on grant dispersal based on eligible applications. This committee includes the N.C. Commissioner of Agriculture; the State Veterinarian of North Carolina; the Executive Director of the North Carolina Agricultural Finance Authority; one designee from the Food Animal Scholars Program, North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine; two practicing large animal veterinarians; two representatives of the livestock industry; one designee by the Commissioner of Agriculture of North Carolina; and one designee by the State Veterinarian of North Carolina.

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Obituaries Obituaries

Peggy Ann Keller Lovelace

Peggy Ann Keller Lovelace, 82, of Rutherfordton, passed away June 10, 2024.

She was the beloved wife of the late Billy Herman Lovelace.

Peggy dedicated many years of her professional life as a secretary for the Rutherford and Polk County Mental Health Departments. She was a member of Spencer Baptist Church.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Lisa Adkins (Chris) and Lori Hankinson (Kenneth); her sons, William Lovelace (Jan) and David Lovelace, four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren.

A funeral was held June 13 at Spencer Baptist Church in Spindale, with Rev. Bruce Caldwell and Rev. William Lovelace officiating.

Online condolences may be made at www.

William Edward Huffman

William Edward Huffman passed away at the age of 97 on Thursday, June 6, 2024.

He is predeceased by

his wife of 66 years, Barbara Carpenter Huffman; parents, Guss Huffman and Lenome Hayes Huffman, five brothers and two sisters. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his daughter, Beth Causby and husband Michael; one granddaughter, and two great grandchildren.

He retired from his position as a Diesel Mechanic at Overnite in Gaffney, SC and was a member of New Beginnings Church in Fallston.

A Graveside Service was held June 13, 2024 at Sunset Cemetery, Shelby, with Pastor Travis Mull officiating.

Memorial tributes may be made at

Robert Morgan Funeral and Cremation Service is serving the family.

William Chivous Suttles

William Chivous “Junior” Suttles, 76, of Ellenboro, died Monday, May 27, 2024. He was the son of the late Percy Curtis Suttles and Thelma Matilda Sue Frady Suttles. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, Melvin Curtis Suttles; sisters, Annie Waters and Alma Hodge; great grandson, Eliam Smith; and a great granddaughter, Ramona Suttles.

He had served as a Deacon at Fellowship Baptist Church and worked at Deviney Lumber in Polkville for over 50 years.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Ella Mae

Even though we are all unique creatures of God and are different in so many ways, there is at least one thing we have in common. That is, we all fail at some time or another. For example, the Paris Olympics are coming later this summer and there will be intense competition from all around the world. Athletes train for years to earn a chance to compete on the world stage. The truth of the matter is that there is only one gold medal awarded for each event. That means that there are a lot more losers than winners. They don’t give “participation trophies” in the Olympics. People fail every day. It may be as small as a test in school, an overcooked meal or something even more life altering, like a failed business venture or some type of moral failure. The Bible is full of examples of men and women who failed. Whether it be Adam and Eve, Abraham, Moses, David, Samson, Noah, or Peter,

Nodine Suttles; his children, Melissa Suttles Horton and husband Wayne of Cliffside, William Chivous Suttles Jr., Tammy Suttles Greene and husband William all of Ellenboro, Anita Michelle Suttles of Spindale, and Ellie Suttles Ruff and husband James of Green Hill, and Robert Jason Suttles of Sacremento, CA; two sisters, Hattie Enloe of Union Mills, and Alice Smith of Rutherfordton; 17 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren.

The funeral was held, June 1 at Fellowship Baptist Church, Rutherfordton. The Rev. Raymond Byrd and Rev. Tom Runyon officiated.

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Benita Louise Martin, age 66, formerly of Spindale passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2024.

Benita was a native of Rutherford County, a graduate of RS Central High School and Isothermal Community College. She is preceded in death by her parents Paul and Rosa Lee Franklin Martin and brothers David and Robin Martin.

Those left to cherish her memory are her brother Rick Martin and wife Lavone of Rutherfordton, sister in law Monica Martin of Rutherfordton and nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were held June 13 at Eternal Hills Memorial Park with Rev. Bruce Caldwell officiating.

just to name a few, God doesn’t hide the personal failures of those he uses. He has a message for us in each of their shortcomings. How we react to our failures, will define us as a person. We can get discouraged and give up or we can allow our failures to make us better. Some failings are harder to deal with than others, but it is up to us whether we want to get back up and try again. By God’s grace and with his strength we can recover. Valuable lessons can be learned from our failures and can guide us to avoid future pitfalls. The writer of Proverbs referred to this when he wrote, “For a just man falleth seven times and riseth up again:” Proverbs 24:16

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Danny Ray Fowler

Danny Ray Fowler, 73, passed away Saturday, June 1, 2024.

He was born to the late Nelson Fowler and Lizzie Johnson Fowler in Cherokee County, SC. He is also predeceased by his sister, Shirley Fowler McDaniel; brother, Harold Jay Fowler; 2 nephews.

Left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Debbie F. Painter; granddaughter, Heather Renee Painter; one great-grandson; numerous nieces and nephews.

Danny worked as a Carpenter.

Private Family Services will be held at a later date.

Memorial tributes may be made at

Robert Morgan Funeral and Cremation Service is serving the family.

Marshall Radford

Marshall Radford passed away June 12, 2024 at the age of 78.

Preceded in death by his son, Joshua Kyle Radford, Marshall is survived by his devoted wife, Darlene Radford, his son,

Todd Radford, and his daughter, Dana Radford, his sister, Donna Kay Keever, along with numerous family members.

A visitation to honor and celebrate Marshall’s life was held June 14 at The Padgett & King Mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Cancer Society reflecting Marshall’s generous heart and desire to help others.

Padgett~King Mortuary and Crematory is serving the family.

Danny Hopper

Danny Keith Hopper, 57, of Rutherfordton, passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2024.

A native of Rutherford County, he was the son of the late Thomas and Louella Day Hopper. Danny retired from Yelton Milling Company.

Left to cherish his memory are his children, Justin Silvers and wife Ashley, David Hopper, Jessica Hopper Hicks and husband Kevin, Keith Hopper, Amanda Hopper; 18 grandchildren, sister Donna Wilson.

In addition to his parents, Danny was preceded in death by siblings Tommy Day, Rita Shaw, Patsy Salmon, Vickie Martin, Cindy Hopper.

Funeral services were held June 15 at Fellowship

Rutherford Weekly offers the printing of obituaries in our paper as a community service and free of charge for Rutherford County residents and the immediate area. The obituary may include a picture if the image is of print quality. We request that the obituary is limited to 150 words and we will edit the obituaries due to space. The obituary will include preceded family members, surviving family members, funeral service information, memorials, and the name of the funeral home serving the family. The obituaries will not include names of grandchildren, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, or pets. We only accept obituaries from licensed funeral homes. The deadline is Monday at 10AM prior to Thursdays publication.

Please have your funeral home send us your loved ones’ obituaries to

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Raymond Philmore Blackwell

Raymond Philmore Blackwell, age 73 of Rutherfordton, died Sunday, June 16, 2024.

Raymond was born September 9, 1950, in Spartanburg County, SC and was the son of the late Archie and Lila Ree Kimbrell Blackwell.

Raymond was a master weaver and worked in textiles for most of his life, retiring from Mohawk Industries. After retirement, he worked as a security guard for Carpenter Designs. He was a member of Spindale Church of The Brethren.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Jane R. Blackwell, his daughter, Amanda Blackwell Whittemore and husband Chris of Clayton, one granddaughter, his sister, Joyce Ann Searcy of Alabama, and two nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 11am Thursday, June 20, 2024, in The Padgett and King Chapel. The family will receive friends from 10-11pm Thursday prior to the service at the mortuary. Interment will be private for the family.

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

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O’Haire from the University of Arizona College of Veterinary Medicine in partnership with K9s For Warriors, the study examined more than 150 military Veterans over three months through self-reported symptoms and expert clinician assessment. The study analyzed measurable PTSD symptoms, as well as psychosocial functioning.

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But COVID-19 changed everything and roofing came to a halt for the nationally 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 a covered dish dinner in the Although three days were scheduled to complete the job, the roofers were finished Friday afternoon. Saturday morning was used for a few minor finishing tasks and final clean-up. Club members Nancy Koone, 70, Doris Keever, 90, and 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. McMahan made vanilla pound cake with icing, Coca Cola cake and apple cake. 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 all times. 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, 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 a quarter,’ Nancy said. As the age or the roof caught up with the club, leaking became a problem in several areas of the clubhouse. Club members began hosting spaghetti dinners and having yard sales to raise money to repair the roof. Even during that time 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 the roof done,” she said. As the money was being raised, Doris said she contacted Laura Hodge, Women Roofers and a pharmacist at the Medicine Box in nearby Rutherfordton, inquiring about possible help from the group. “We had heard about the good work of the Women Roofers,” Doris explained. Hodge said she immediately contacted Billy Honeycutt and he and fellow roofer Nell Bovender began the discussions. “They (club) raised the funds and we agreed to do the work,” Honeycutt said. Years ago when the Women Roofers were organized, the women and Honeycutt roofed the Mt. Vernon Community Clubhouse after the community raised the money for supplies. “At that time we had just begun and a group came to help us,” Nell said. “They probably knew more about roofing at that If there is a request for a community roofing project and the money can be raised, the group will consider the job, Bovender said. There have been times when community groups will not only raise money for materials but have also paid the roofers for the work. The money went back into the Women Roofers coffers to roof other Honeycutt said the group never gets caught up with its long list of roofing projects. “There is always a need,” he said. The Piedmont-Pleasant Hill Clubhouse features a flat roof on the back side of the building and that was new to the group. Honeycutt taught the roofers what to do and the job was done in two days. “At some time they will have to add something to the flat roof...We stopped the leak,” he said. there was talk from members of hopefully getting together for the annual Christmas dinner in 2021. The 2020 event was canceled because of The gatherings will all depend on the health of the County, State and Nation. “Doris always brought gifts for all the children,” Mae said of past Christmas parties. Mae McMahan remembers being a part of the community club also as a teenager and it was “hang-out” spot for teens on Friday nights. There was a shuffle board almost the length of the clubhouse and there were other games. “It was a fun time,” Mae said. There was music, but dancing was Nancy remembers children from all across the area gathering at the clubhouse to play the Piedmont-Pleasant Hill children. community,” Nancy said. was the setting for community parties, wedding and anniversary receptions. But when the two community churches - Piedmont and Pleasant Hill - both built fellowship halls, more events were held Cont nued on page 3 Continued on page 3. Members committed to “saving” the Piedmont-Pleasant Hill Community Club Article Provided By: Jean Gordon Women Roofers lend hand up top Following the leadership of Bossman Billy (Honeycutt), far left, Women Roofers on the job. Club members (left to right) Nancy Koone, Doris Keever and Mae McMahan. Reach over 60,000 readers weekly when you promote your business in our 3 community newspapers! 704-484-1047 Our 38th Year Issue No. 13 April 1, 2021 Happy Easter! Shop with Us! Tues-Fri 9:00-5:30 1334 N Post Rd Shelby 704-480-5530 1334NPostRd•Shelby N P Rd S Classic Lamp Outlet ©CommunityFirstMedia Don Gibson concerts to go ‘on the road’ Our Of Friday, April 2 Home - Auto - Commercial Pet 700 E. Gold St. • Kings Mountain, NC hordinsurancecom 704-734-9422 HORD INSURANCE • 704-484-1047 75¢ Volume 133 • Issue 13 Wednesday, March 31, 2021 For Dental ImplantsLocally Here In Kings Mountain 703 East King Street, Suite 9 Kings Mountain, NC call us at 704-739-4461 Improved appearance. Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth. Improved self-esteem. Smile again and feel better about yourself. Implants are very durable and with proper care, can last lifetime. Just a few benefits of Dental Implants: Baker Dental Care The Kings Mountain Ministerial Association will be leading in an Easter Sunrise Service on Easter Sunday, April at 7:00 a.m. at MounKings Mountain. If the event is held inside, everyone requested to wear mask. sage will be delivered by Eastside Baptist Church. Everyone is invited to attend. The service will be apThe City of Kings Mountain will be offering a free pick-up service for trash, junk, and litter the week of April 5-9. Items to be picked up must be placed in the front yard next to the curb during this week. The intent of this project to remove litter and junk that has accumulated on the exterior of properties. equipment, or paint cans containing any amount of liquified paint. Please do not bring do place unapproved items on the curb, $20 fee per truck load will be required to be paid prior to the City removing these items. The encourages everyone to take advantage of this free service and do you part in cleaning up the city. For more information please contact the Sanitation Department at 704-734-0735 partment at 704-734-4561. Easter Sunrise service planned KM Mountaineers beat Shelby Lions Forestview Here Thursday, See page 1B using prefabricated modular structures, will provide an initial opportunity for patrons to game with limited food & beverage and other guest amenities. “With the completion of our compact with the State of North Carolina, the well as our developer, Skyboat Gaming, to make that happen by opening what we are calling ‘pre-launch’ facility this summer.” An introductory phase of the full casino is still planned and will feature an additional 1,300 slot machines. It will subsequent phases,” said Brian Hansberry, president of Delaware North’s gaming business. “It gives us place to teach incoming staff and accommodates people in the region who are anxious to start gaming this summer.” The 17-acre casino site “This project will prove to be long-lasting and sustainable economic engine for the residents of Cleveland County, we are excited about the expedited timeline” said Cleveland County Commissioner Johnny Hutchins. See CASINO, Page 5A BIA approves Class III gaming Pre-launch Casino opening this summer By Loretta Cozart Bin Raiders is open for business. Srimaha Rithiphong, who goes by Hale, along with his wife Jee and his sister Aricka, oppackaging. “Sometimes we get an item wrapped in bubble wrap and we don’t know what is inside. I’ve had customers find cell phones and Fitbit watches that way,” Hale said. When asked why he decided to open a store, Hale as he pointed to his son, him. If worked in a plant on the second-shift, would get home after he goes to bed. In the morning, would only have time with him until dropped him off line and found other people who were doing the same thing and they shared how they were doing it. Later, learned how to buy lots online and it all came together from there.” Once he got his plan formalized, Hale reached out to Dan Potter, his soccer coach and friend from high school, asking him to help getting See BIN RAIDERS, Page 5A Bin Raiders opens on Walker Street Hale, Lee, Jess, and Arika in front of Bin Raiders. Photo by Loretta Cozart Neighborhood Spring Clean Up Kings Mountain, NC 28086 (704) 734-0447. Patrick Senior Center Easter Drive-thru Thursday By Loretta Cozart Legion Post fast Saturday morning, April 3, at the Otis D. Green Post Saturday of every month. American Legion Veteran’s breakfast Saturday shopperShelby & info Article Provided By: US Department of Veterans Affairs Clinical trial shows service dogs lower severity of PTSD symptoms in Veterans
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McDowell County is Healthier Now, Thanks to Medicaid Expansion

As of December 1st, 2023, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) extended final approval to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) for Medicaid expansion. This meant that the people of North Carolina received expanded access to Medicaid, a program that provides critical coverage and care for people who are uninsured and underinsured.

Just 10 years ago, Medicaid expansion was introduced as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA),

but it took years to get to where we are today, with 40 states and Washington, DC participating. What does Medicaid expansion mean for people in need across our state, and particularly in McDowell County? Because of new eligibility requirements, more community members can now feel confident about being able to receive covered health care. This is nothing short of life-changing for so many individuals and families. With the new coverage


parameters, individuals who earn less than $20,000 annually can receive coverage through Medicaid, while a three-member family earning below $34,000 yearly, for instance, can also get covered.

Prior to Medicaid expansion in our state, a vast number of state residents couldn’t qualify for coverage because they earned more than the minimum income amounts that were set. Fortunately, 600,000 people across North Carolina who are between the ages of 19 and 64 can now be fully or nearly fully covered.

Those who can currently access comprehensive healthcare, thanks to Medicaid expansion, can also rest assured that they can get vital preventive screenings, like mammograms and colonoscopies. These essential tests allow colon cancer and breast cancer — conditions that impact many lives — to be discovered sooner rather than later, when they are most treatable.

Another important benefit that accompanies healthcare coverage through Medicaid is the ability to establish a consistent, long-term relationship with a primary care provider. This makes a meaningful difference in a patient’s life because their primary care provider gets to know them and their health history very well over time, can refer them to specialists, and help oversee the management of chronic conditions.

news for North Carolina residents, the new guidelines often leave people uncertain about whether they qualify for Medicaid now, and where they can get help to learn if they are eligible.

Fortunately, the MATCH (McDowell Access to Care & Health) program is dedicated to helping McDowell County residents who are uninsured or underinsured access care by talking with them about obstacles they may be facing, assisting with learning if they are eligible for Medicaid and applying for it, and more. MATCH representatives can be contacted by calling 828659-5289.

By visiting or calling the McDowell County Department of Social Services, community members can also learn whether they are eligible for Medicaid coverage, and if they are, get assistance with the application process. The office is located at 145 E. Court Street in Marion, and they can be reach by phone at 828-652-3355.

eligible to receive Medicaid previously, you may be now. Having comprehensive health care coverage not only impacts your longterm health and wellbeing, it greatly improves your quality of life. As always, every team member at Mission Hospital McDowell is ready and feels honored to provide you with the care you need.

Tonia W. Hale, DNP, MAOM, BSN, RN, is Chief Executive Officer and Chief Nursing Officer of Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine. Hale is a proven leader with more than 35 years

of progressive healthcare experience. A native of East Tennessee, she holds an associate’s degree in nursing from Walters State Community College, a baccalaureate degree in nursing from the University of Tennessee, a master’s degree in organizational management from Tusculum University, and a doctor of nursing practice degree in executive leadership from East Tennessee State University. Ms. Hale is currently a resident of Burnsville.


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Though Medicaid expansion has unquestionably been good

When community members learn that they are eligible for Medicaid coverage, they need to assemble numerous documents, including information about coverage they have now (if any) and documentation that summarizes the medical expenses they manage, property deeds, and other records. Again, assistance is available for people applying for Medicaid. It’s also important to know that applying and gaining approval for Medicaid coverage can take 45-90 days.

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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 704-2970102 or 704-297-0103

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

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.


MARKET ITEMS!!! Clothes, lamps, shoes... anything you’d find at a thrift store. Just $50 per truck load. Making room for new items. Call Tammy for info 828-7487860.

INTERNET DOMAIN NAMES FOR SALE. www.NC4Ever. com has a list of Internet Domain Names For Sale at OnlineMallPlus NC4Ever@USA. com

HAD ENOUGH CORRUPTION? Join us at Tactical Civics Seminar June 29, 3pm at Hopewell Ruritan Clubhouse; 2500 Hollis Road, Ellenboro, NC 28043.


BURNS HIGH CLASS OF 1974. 50th Class Reunion, Saturday, August 24, 2024. Cost: $50 per person. RSVP required. Contact: Beachmsj@ Deadline July 24 (704) 538-3988


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

LOOKING FOR FULL TIME MAINTENANCE WORKER. For Rental Properties and Scale Worker for Scrap Yard. Must have valid driver license. Apply in person at 1025 County Home Road, Shelby, NC 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



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. 704-6926974. (704) 692-6974

MAN NEEDED FOR LANDSCAPING. Help to clean-up, plants, scrubs, trees and spray Kudzu. 704-300-4530.

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:


KARLENA RADFORD- 4 SEASONS HOMES AND LAND. Looking to buy or sell your property in Rutherford, Polk, or Cleveland counties? Call Karlena at 4 Seasons Homes and Land! (828) 716-0296. karlena@4seasons

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

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

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, 704-692-4449.

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.


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



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

WILL CLEAN HOUSES. Reasonable rates. Call or text me at (704) 419-9016

EAGLE TRANSPORT & OTHER SERVICES. Has a purchase left you astray because you didn’t have a way? Don’t be in dismay. We’ll take it thata-way. Local and long distance. Cameras in active use. Contracts welcome. Park at dark. Call or text 828-748-6306.



YARD SALE, FRI. & SAT., June 21 & 22, 2024. 7:00-2:00. 801 Broad Street, Shelby, NC 28152

MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE/ MOVING SALE. Sat., June 22, 2024 from 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Household items, kitchen gadgets, electronics, decor, craft items, lots of toys for all ages, boys clothes sz 4-6, girls clothes 10/12-14/16, women’s clothes M-XL, women’s shoes 8-10, and much more. 843 East Zion Church Road, Shelby, NC 28150

MULTI FAMILY YARD SALE. Sat., June 22, 7AM until. Clothes, household, baby items, antiques, much more. Corner Burke & Beau Road, 904 Beau Road, Shelby, NC 28152

BIG YARD SALE. Sat., June 22, 2024 from 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM. 200 Country Club Circle, Shelby, NC 28150

2 FAMILY YARD SALE. Sat., June 22, 2024 from 8:00 AM1:00 PM. 1309 Hammock Avenue, Shelby, NC 28152

BIG YARD SALE. Sat., June 22, 8:00 AM until. Push mower, air conditioner, buggy boards $10. Much more. 1809 Brushy Creek Road, Kingstown, NC 28150


HOUSE! Estate Sale on Thurs., June 20, Fri., June 21 and Sat., June 22, 2024. 8 am-2 pm for all 3 days. All contents of home to be sold. 1016 Mark Dr, Shelby, NC 28152

GIGANTIC YARD SALE. Sat., June 22, 2024, 7:00 AM until. Assorted shop tools, dining room set household items, clothing, shoes, DVDs, CDs, pocketbooks, dishes, stuffed animals. 2628 Ball Park Road, Lawndale, NC 28090

BIG YARD SALE! Sat., June 22, 2024, 7am-Until. Comforter sets, home goods, beautiful home decor, numerous baby items-basinet, strollers, etc. Furniture items, clothes, shoes, purses and much more. (Beside Family Dollar) 1165 E. Marion St, Shelby, NC 28150





HUGE YARD SALE: SAT., JUNE 22 , 2024 from 8:00 AM12:00 PM. Lots of baby boy and baby girl clothes, along with toddler girl clothes, toys, baby necessities, women and men clothing and more…..1408 Briarcliff Road, Shelby, NC 28152

YARD SALE: Sat., June 22, 2024, 7:30am. Highway 18 North turn onto Hendrick Lake Rd., then turn onto 2nd road on the right Lakehurst Dr. Too much to list! 705 Lakehurst Drive, Shelby, NC 28150

HUGE! YARD SALE SAT., 6/22, 8AM-Noon: Cheap prices!! Way too much stuff to mention it all!! Furniture, Household, Electronics, Decor, Misc: 736 Wilson Cornwell Rd. Shelby, NC 28150


5 PIECE BEDROOM SUITE. Solid wood, Dresser/Mirror, Chest, 4 post bed, nightstand. $350. 704-538-3285.


1985 PRAIRIE SCHOONER 30 ft. CAMPER. Pull behind camper, tandem axle, fully equipped, central air, propane, full size stove, large refrigerator, double bed and etc. Just needs a little TLC. Ideal for second home. Only $2,500 for quick sale. 704718-9651 anytime.

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

TOOLS FOR SALE. Excellent condition. Too many to list all. Call to set up appointment to view. (704) 418-0938 USED CAMPER TOPS FOR SALE. Various sizes and styles. Keep it dry and safe! 828-351-8846.

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

SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 7AM12PM. Ladies clothing, all sizes, dining table & chairs, lots more! 152 South Powell Street, Forest City, NC 28043

Estate Sale, June 21 & 22, 2024. 8am-2pm both days. House full of furniture. Several nice antique pieces, mid-century pieces, indoor wicker pieces. Christmas items, King bedroom suit, single bed, chest-of-drawers, 2 sofas, recliners, full kitchen of items, 1930’s bicycle, yard tools, rear-tine tiller, mowers, chainsaw, weed-eaters, glassware, doll collection, collectibles, kitchen table & chairs, breakfast room table & chairs, rocker, deacons bench, outside building FULL of unsearched boxes & totes, washer & dryer, lots of surprises in this estate. Due to traffic pattern changes come to Cleghorn Street to Elm and then onto Collett Street. Last house on right. 182 Collett Street, Rutherfordton, NC 28139.

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


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


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

2 GRAVE SITES FOR SALE. Gaston Memorial Cemetery. $4000. (704) 692-7362 2006 CHEVROLET COLORADO PICKUP TRUCK. for parts only no title (704) 419-9016 FOUR CEMETERY PLOTS FOR SALE. at Rose Hill Cemetery in Fallston, NC. Convenient to sidewalk and road. $900 each. Call 4:00pm-8:00pm. (704) 472-5682

1972 DUNE BUGGY. In excellent condition, new motor. $7,500. Running boards for Chevy truck $100. Trailer axles. $100 each. 828-305-4941

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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


CASH FOR YOUR CAR. 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

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


GOATS FOR SALE. 3 Goat Bucklings for sale: $170 each. Kept with dams, now foraging and eating hay, CDT shots up to date. White dairy buckling (Saanen/Nubian), 5 months old. White dairy buckling (Saanen/Nubian), 3 months old. Brown/white dairy/meat buckling (Boer/Kiko/Alpine), 3 months old. (574) 229-3676


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.

SKS 762X39 CALIBER RIFLE by Norinco, new, $650 firm. 4 ft. disc harrow, fits low-profile tractor $300. Cultivator $250. 828-289-1817.


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


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



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

SHIH-TZU PUPPIES FOR 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

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

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. 828-292-3001 (828) 292-3001 rsutak26@hotmail. com

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) 284-4621

BEAGLE PUPPY FOR SALE. 3 months old, tri-colored, all vaccinations and dewormed. $150. 704-472-9481.

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

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

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

FREE KITTENS TO GOOD HOME. 13 weeks old, 2 male, 1 female, all black. Must bring cat carrier. (704) 435-3970


KOI FISH FOR SALE. All colors; short and long fin; 3”-4” fish $1.; larger fish $5.-$10. (864) 546-2778 brendasherman9@


COLLIE PUPPIES. Three boys, three girls from genetic tested parents. Ready now. Full AKC registration. Raised on 80 beautiful acres in west central Missouri. We offer personal delivery. We have delivered puppies all over the country, and we look forward to meeting you and blessing you with your new furry family member. Price range for individual puppies is $950 - $1200. We offer a $250 discount if you get two puppies at the same time. A deposit of $250 will reserve your new furry friend. Call or text us today. (660) 441-2235

CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES. 10 weeks old, 2 females, 1 male, black with white markings, dewormed, $350 each. 704-4667793.


1977 FORD LTD All original, good condition. Asking $2,500 obo. 704-477-1879.

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 kim_hopper@


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) 300-1818


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


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

2011 FORD F-150 215,000 miles, $6500. 4x4. New Battery. Texting preferred (704) 300-2752

2020 FORD F-150 122,000 miles. Fully Loaded, Crew Cab. $20,000. (704) 884-6461

2010 HONDA CIVIC SDN 207,670 miles, Great Deal!, pretty good condition, new battery, $5250 obo. 704-5383834, leave message.


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






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




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) 4827723 (704) 482-7723 Lions@ RPMMANAGED.COM




HOMES. Nice and clean, water furnished. Oak Grove Community, Kings Mtn. Call or text, (704) 739-0259

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

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

STORAGE UNITS FOR RENT. 803 S. Lafayette St., Shelby NC. 80 to 320 sq. ft. per unit. Starting at $100. 704-214-4180

BIG TRUCK PARKING. $25 per night. 803 S. Lafayette St, Shelby, NC. 704-214-4180.

104 KENTBURY DRIVE, GROVER, NC. Singlewide. Rent $995, Dep, $995. 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom. App Fee $25. 704214-4180



100B KENTBURY DR., GROVER, NC. Camper. Rent $1200, Dep $1200, App. Fee $25 per adult. Includes Power/water. 704-214-4180.


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.

LOWER-LEVEL APARTMENT, 4 ROOMS, 2 handicap bathrooms, complete kitchen with all appliances. Washer/ dryer. $700 month, $700 deposit. 339 Shenandoah Drive, Spindale. 828-429-9594.

QUIET, CLEAN, SAFE, STUDIO APARTMENT. Are you 55 years or older and looking for a quiet, safe and clean setting to call home? We have a studio apartment available in our fabulous 12 unit community that might be the right fit for you. ... Rent of $675/month includes: * Refrigerator * Stove * Oven * Water * Internet * Trash * Front Door Parking * External Security Cameras * Community/Coin Operated Washer & Dryer ... $675 Security Deposit also due on lease agreement. ... Give us a call or email and we’d be happy to discuss further or give you a tour of what Hilltop Apartments has to offer. Call us at: (828) 829-5850 or email at: (828) 829-5850

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