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(Angela Bendord Jamison wrote portions of this story, published some years ago in Carolina Country. The story is relevant today as the New Hope Valley Railway celebration the weekend of April 20 and April 21 includes an exhibit of Cliffside Railroad 110. Jamison runs Communicopia Marketing Services in Wake Forest.)

The New Hope Valley Railway (NHVR) in Bonsal acquired the historic steam locomotive, “Cliffside Railroad 110,” about a decade ago and is in the process of restoring it. The steam locomotive was in residence at Stone Mountain Park, Ga. for about 60 years, before it was returned to North Carolina. The Stone Mountain Memorial Association, which manages the park, gave this old-time engine to NHVR located in Bonsal, below Apex in southwestern Wake County.

Cliffside historian Phillip White said several members in the Cliffside Historical Society have been to Bonsal several times and participated in various activities regarding Cliffside’s 110.

“Covid has slowed the restoration, but it is ongoing currently,” White said.

White is the contact person with leaders of the restoration team and is in regular conversation with them regarding the restoration. The restoration team came to Cliffside several years ago and presented a program for the Gathering on Cliffside Day. The engine - numbered 110 and affectionately

the three-mile Cliffside Railway - served the town of Cliffside. From its beginnings in the early 1900s, it hauled supplies for town residents from nearby junctions, sent finished products to connecting railways and brought in raw materials to Cliffside Mills, the South’s largest gingham textile plant. The train carried passengers in and out of Cliffside and even picked up school children on their way back to the schoolhouse during its mid-day run into Cliffside.

The most famous passengers on the Cliffside 110 were a family of chickens who took its first ride in the early 1930s just as the train was nearing Cliffside Junction. One of the engineers spotted a hen and three chicks on the tracks, stopped the train and loaded them on board. The family of chickens must have enjoyed that first ride because for years after when the whistle sounded they would scurry up to the train to board and then hop back off to scratch and peck around the yards as the train stopped or pulled into the shop between runs.

The train was an integral part of the communities. She carried school children as well as freight, historians say. Cliffside school students who lived along the right-of-way often went home for lunch. As the train returned from its morning run, the engineer picked the children up and gave them a ride back to school.

As automobiles became a more popular mode of transportation for passengers, the Cliffside 110 continued to carry freight until it was retired and replaced by a more modern diesel engine in 1962.

“As New Hope Valley Railway celebrates our 30th anniversary,” said NHVR president Mike MacLean, “it’s only fitting to bring a steam engine with such rich North Carolina history back to its original glory”.

A dedicated team of NHVR volunteers has been restoring and running trains since 1983.

The NHVR shares a similar history to that of Cliffside’s. Both railways were organized in

corn, beans and tobacco.

NHVR will restore the historic steam engine so it can operate on the 4-mile main line used by the railway for public ride days, generally held the first Sunday of each month beginning in April and running through the end of the year. The restoration effort will take five to seven years and cost an estimated $350,000 to $600,000, which will be funded exclusively through the generosity of members and donors.

NHVR, operated by the North Carolina Railway Museum, Inc. (NCRM), is celebrating a number of significant milestones during the 2024 season.

On Saturday, April 20, and Sunday, April 21, visitors will have an opportunity to see exhibits, such as the Cliffside Railroad 110 and will have an opportunity to ride some of other the trains.

Guests will be taken back to the golden age of train travel with a variety of engaging activities and attractions.

According to the website Steam Locomotive 110, it is truly a historical treasure. Built on an assembly line at Vulcan Iron Works in 1827, many of the components were made by the craftsmen of their day.

The plan is to retire the locomotive to operating condition within 6 to 10 years.

In 2027, locomotive 110 will be 100 years old, and the goal is to have most of the funding available by that time, and significant progress made in the restoration.

For more information on the Cliffside 110 and for train tickets to the 40th year celebration at New Hope Valley Railway visit

Donations can be sent to: North Carolina Railway Inc. PO Box 40, New Hill, NC 27562.

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Cliffside’s 110 locomotive. The last run of 110, 1962. Paul Bridges-President Cliffside RR, also Plant Superintendent with his daughter Janice Bridges Swing. Conductor is Shaw Biggerstaff.

The second annual Byrd & Bear 5k was run at the Tryon International Equestrian Center Sunday as the 5K raised more than $14,000. The race is the brainchild of two Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy students, Ryan Byrd, now a student at NC State and Sophie Smart, a TJCA junior, who were running buddies at TJCA. The money raised goes to autism awareness.

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 locations in April:

• Friday, April 12, 8AM–2PM

East Rutherford High School, Auxiliary Gym

331 East High Rd., Bostic

• Friday, April 19, 12PM–5:30PM

First Baptist Church of Forest City, Fellowship Hall; 211 W. Main St., Forest City

• Saturday, April 20, 9AM–


Cliffside Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall; 220 Old Main St., Cliffside

• Friday, April 26, 1–6PM

Big Springs Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall

534 Big Springs Baptist Church Rd., Ellenboro

• Friday, April 26, 10AM–3PM

2nd Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall; 191 Green St., 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.

To make an appointment or to learn more, download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit, call 1-800-733-2767 or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device. Completion of a RapidPass® online health history questionnaire is encouraged to help speed up the donation process. To get started, follow the instructions at RapidPass or use the Blood Donor App. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

$14,000 raised for autism awareness Sophie Smart and Ryan Byrd at Saturday’s 5k.

Article Provided By: Jean Gordon. Photos Contributed.

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Ammunition: There are multiple boxes of most all of these. 9MM - 22 - 45 - 38 Special - 40 S&W - 380 - 12 & 16 gauge shot gun - AR 5.56 - 1 box of Canuck 32 long rim fire.

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Partial Equipment Listing: (All in running condition) Hand push commercial blower, Yard Machine garden tiller, Craftsman riding lawn mower, Campbell pressure washer, Troy Built pressure washer, Metal wheel barrow, Craftsman 7HP push mower, Cub Cadet push mower, Motorized push edger, Silver Select mulching mower, Weed eater push mower, gas Echo leaf blower, back pack blower, Craftsman & Black & Decker chain saws, 2 Echo gas pruners, Ryobi CS30 tiller, Kaecher by Honda pressure washer, Worx electric blower, yard sprayer, 2

yard trailers and other pieces.

Partial Listing of Tool related: Central Machinery 3/4HP Lather 12x36, (like new) Ryobi bench grinder, Central Pneumatic pancake compressor, Schumacher battery charger, 2 floor jacks in original cases, Torch set, Freud wood jointer, Rigid 10” table saw, ( like new) Task Force table top 10” table saw, Task Force 15” miter saw, Craftsman 8” table top saw, Ryobi miter saw, wooden work bench with drawers, B&D belt/disc sander, 20V B&D drill, sheetrock vibrating saw, Craftsman socket sets, hand wrenches loose and sets, Chicago sander, Chicago circular saw, palm sander, 6’ Werner ladder, other aluminum ladders including 24’ extension, aluminum truck tool box, 1 gallon shop vac, battery chargers, (new) and other pieces.

Household & other partial listing: 2 Cuisinart 10 cup coffee makers, 2 seats, family room furniture, Various tables, chairs, lamps, book cases, 3 LG portable room air conditioners, Food processor, Brass foyer table, 2 very nice dining room table & chairs, patio wicker set, luggage rack for back of vehicle, patio glass top table & chairs, exercise equipment, 2 gas grills, 5’ double door garage storage cabinet, bakers rack, metal wine rack, several pieces of cast iron, (kettle-Dutch oven-sad irons-pans) 10 gallon wash pot, vintage milk can, Stack On gun safe, golf clubs, glassware, cookware, carnival glass pieces, crystal pieces, other depression glass, vintage train set in box, other toys, aluminum loading ramps for 4 wheeler, wooden loading ramps, bicycles, and much more.

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State DAR Good Citizen Scholarship winner named

Westyn Woodard, a Lake Lure Classical Academy senior, is the 2023 North Carolina Society DAR

Good Citizen Scholarship Winner. He will receive the Good Citizens Scholarship and the Gertrude Carraway Scholarship. Westyn’s application has now been forwarded to be judged for the National Society DAR 2024 Good Citizen Scholarship.

Westyn C. Woodard is the son of Tara Lembright and Cody Woodard of Lake Lure. He will attend High Point University in the fall majoring in biology/ biochemistry.

“I am so honored and privileged to receive recognition and scholarship from such a remarkable group of women,”Westyn said. “For over a century, the Daughters of the American Revolution have built a lasting legacy of promoting education and patriotism in this country, and I strive to continue that legacy in their honor by attending college and obtaining a degree all while serving as a cadet

Foundation Invites Grant Applications

RHI Legacy Foundation is accepting grant applications beginning Tuesday, April 16 through Wednesday, July 31 at 5PM. Current focus areas are chronic disease, healthy eating, and active living. A thorough description of each of the focus areas and eligibility requirements appears in the grants section of their website at www.

RHI Legacy Foundation welcomes grant applications

in the Air Force ROTC program,” he said.

“I am so grateful for this opportunity and I hope that many students in the following years will acknowledge the impact of this mission and choose to participate in their inspirational cause through applying for their

scholarship,” Westyn said.

Founded in 1934, the purpose of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Good Citizens Committee is to recognize and reward high school seniors who exemplify the qualities of a good citizen: dependability, service, leadership, and

patriotism. The Gertrude Carraway Scholarship was established in 1983 to remember North Carolina’s only NSDAR President General and the woman who lobbied successfully for the creation of Constitution Week.




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from organizations that serve people in Rutherford County. Exempt governmental units, religious institutions, and nonprofit entities may apply. Grants will be evaluated based on the measurable impact of the project, the consistency with the mission of the Foundation, the requestor’s ability to sustain the project beyond grant funding, and the project’s adherence to the 2024 focus areas. Agencies selected for approval will receive funds in October of 2024. Subsequent reports will be required for partners that receive grant funding. Agencies with questions about eligibility or who need assistance with the application process are encouraged to call Jill Miracle, the Foundation’s community impact director, at 828-202-4630. Miracle states, “We are available to discuss grant applications at any time during the process. It is our desire to deepen relationships with organizations to learn more about their work and to assist them as they complete their requests.”

Since 2014, RHI Legacy

Foundation has awarded more than $15,500,000 to create or expand health-related services in Rutherford County, to increase organizational capacity for local agencies, and to provide access to healthy foods and recreational activities.

During 2024-2025, the Foundation will contribute much of the funding for a new $17.4 million dollar soccer complex located in Forest City.

Rutherford County residents are invited to follow RHI Legacy Foundation on FaceBook for health-related information throughout the year.

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Bicycle safety stop conducted along the Thermal Belt Rail Trail

Spindale Fire Rescue and the Spindale Police Department conducted a safety stop Saturday along the Thermal Belt Rail Trail near the Rutherford Outdoor Coalition Office. They distributed information about bicycle and pedestrian safety along the trail. One particular area of concern which also involves motorists is the places where the trail crosses streets and highways along its 13.5 mile path. The officers had water, candy and stickers for those stopping at the check point. A sticker for the Spindale Bike Club which is being initiated will

ONE 13 invites you to enjoy a special night out with dinner and a show. With music legends and North Carolina Music Hall of Fame inductees, Chairmen of the Board, live and in person on May 3, this will be a night you don’t want to miss.

Located in Rutherfordton, NC’s historic district, ONE 13 occupies the notable Sylvan Theater. Just off Main, at 113 West Court Street, the Sylvan Theater opened its doors in the fall of 1933. The theater remained open and was a town mainstay until the late 1960’s. Today, ONE 13 brings life back into this building’s old bones as a venue with events and dinner shows.

For the last four years, ONE 13, has brought dinner shows to the area in all forms; music groups from a mixture of genres like oldies, R&B, country, classic rock, as well as comedy shows. The dinner shows are catered by local, renowned chef’s and offer complimentary beer and wine. Patrons are greeted and served by the venue’s professional staff to assist in making the event seamless and memorable as they sit surrounded by top-notch lights and sound system.

ONE 13’s dinner shows have become a special social environment in the town, bringing in visitors from all surrounding areas to the events. Upcoming events include varieties like Motown Review ringing in on April 20, 2024, followed by 80’s Rock Band, Bad Romeo on April 27, 2024, building up to the Carolina Beach Music Legends, Chairmen

of the Board on May 3, 2024. The music, and the fun, does not stop when the bands do, however, the party simply moves down the way to Main Street Market for an afterparty with DJ Cool Breeze.

For all upcoming dinner

shows, doors open at 5:30pm, dinner service begins at 6:30pm, the shows begin at 7:30pm. But don’t wait, seats are limited, and tickets are selling fast. All tickets must be reserved in advance, as ticket sales will close prior to the dinner shows with no sales at the door.

For more information on shows or the venue or to purchase tickets, call 704-214-9799. ONE 13 can also be followed for more upcoming events at ONE13EventVenue.

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Corvette owners gathered in downtown Forest City Saturday evening for the season’s first “Cruising The Clock.” These gathering Rutherford County Corvettes, are held on the first Saturday of the month beginning at 6pm and are open to anyone wanting to cru and perhaps enjoy a meal at one of the downtown restaurants.

became effective April 3.

Mayor Pritchett stated, “We are very pleased to promote Olivia Stewman to the Town Manager role. She has a stellar work record in Lake Lure, having served as the Town Clerk since 2021 and as Interim Town Manager previously during her tenure in Lake Lure. Stewman’s appointment will allow the Town to move forward seamlessly with the critical work that is underway. We will be holding a Welcome Celebration for her at the May 14 Town Council Meeting so please come out and congratulate Ms. Stewman on her new role.”

Ms. Stewman shared, “It is with great appreciation and excitement that I accept the position of Town Manager. I look forward to working with Town Council, Staff, and the Community as we strive to continuously improve Lake Stewman is a Public Administrator with educational background and experiences in local government. She has demonstrated professional abilities, resilience, organization, work ethic, and dedication to public service by filling various roles within local governments. She is knowledgeable about legal requirements, budgeting, policy making, and other functions of municipal and county governments. She is quick and eager learner with a passion for sustaining and bettering local communities. Stewman served as Town Clerk for Lake Lure from July 2021-April 2024. During her time as Clerk she ensured that the Town was following North Carolina General Statutes and open meeting laws;

• Prepared Town Council for meetings by creating meeting agendas that addressed current priorities, gathering pre-meeting information, crafting and dispersing meeting packets, and recording meeting minutes;

• Managed Town documents by implementing an

organizational structure which followed the North Carolina Records Retention and Disposition Schedule;

• Oversaw administration of records for Town statutory and advisory boards.

• Managed all public records requests; and

• Authored resolutions and ordinances that represented the goals of the Town and ensured the sustainability and betterment of the community.

As Interim Town Manager for Lake Lure from November 2021-June 2022 she provided oversight of Town operations through organization, management, and implementation of policies put in place to achieve the goals of the Town Council;

• Coordinated with strategic partners and Department Heads to ensure progress with the Town’s unique infrastructure projects such as the replacement of a dam, the subaqueous sanitary sewer system, and dredging;

• Worked closely with the Town Council, Department Heads, and the Finance Director to produce the FY 22-23 budget.

• Represented the Town of Lake Lure in various meetings and events for the purposes of bettering the local community;

• Developed and issued various Requests for Qualifications and performed

Lake Lure appoints Town Manager

contract execution and management of contracts.

Previously she served as Assistant for Student Athlete Academic Services, at Appalachian State University; Appalachian State University, Boone; Served as administrative Intern Jackson County; she was Graduate Research Assistant at Appalachian and was an Administrative Intern for the Town of Highlands. She received a bachelor of science in political science degree in public administration from Appalachian State University and her master of public administration also from Appalachian. Article Provided By: Jean Gordon

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April 11

What: First Aid certification class

When: April 11; 5:30-9:30pm

Where: Bills Creek Community Center

April 20

What: Earth Day Celebration

When: April 20; 10am -1pm

Where: Flowering Bridge, Lake Lure

April 26

What: Lake Lure Arbor Day Program

When: April 26; 11am

Where: Morse Park, Lake Lure

More Info: $25/person. Preregistration & prepayment required: billscreekcommunitycenter@gmail. com; to Bills Creek Community Center, PO Box 787, Lake Lure NC 28746

April 13

What: Rutherford County Farmers


When: April 13: 8am-12pm

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

What: Fun Day at the Park

When: April 13; 10am to 3pm

Where: Crestview Park, Rutherfordton

More Info: Multiple inflatables, home run derby, dunk your coach booth, vendors with local products & services; food trucks, Icee truck, ice cream

More Info: Informational tables on beneficial insects, invasive plants, native plants, climate change & more.

What: Father-Daughter Dance

When: April 20; 6-8pm

Where: East Rutherford Middle School gym

More Info: Sock Hop presented by Rutherford County Girl Scouts; $35 per couple; registration deadline April 15; 704-418-6450.

What: Paint the Campus Blue

When: April 20; 9am-2pm

Where: Isothermal Community College student center

More Info: Free event, open to public. 1K fun run, face painting, music, games, contests, food trucks, dunking booth, water slide, fishing & more.

April 27

What: Ruff’ton Roots Plant Sale

When: April 27; 10am to 1pm

Where: Hospital Drive, Rutherfordton

More Info: Ruff’ton Roots Plant Sale is a collaboration of Community Garden volunteers growing chemical free plants as a fundraiser for the Garden’s annual operating expenses including seed, soil amendment and irrigation purchases.

April 28

What: Spring Symphony Concert

When: April 28; 3pm

Where: Foundation Performing Arts Center, Isothermal Community College

What: Celebrate Earth Day

When: April 13; 11am to 2pm

Where: Union Mills Community Development Club; 6097 Hudlow Rd., Union Mills

More Info: Fire Dept., Honey bee facts, gem stones, Kid crafts, Recycle Ruthie, Hot dogs, Nachos and cheese.

What: Chase High School FFA Chapter Annual Plant Sale

When: April 13; 8:30am-2pm

Where: Chase High School

More Info: Grown by Chase horticulture students.

April 20

What: Rutherfordton Kiwanis Children’s Auction

When: April 20; Time, details later

Where: 230 N. Cleghorn St., Rutherfordton

What: American Red Cross Blood Drive

When: April 20; 9am-2pm

Where: Cliffside Baptist Church

What: Free Science Spectacular show

When: April 20; 10am

Where: The Foundation, Isothermal Community College

More Info: Mr. Science, Jason Lindsey, from Hooked on Science presents free show for all ages. An extension of the annual ICC Science and Technology Expo to be held April 19 with 6th graders in Rutherford & Polk counties.

April 22

What: Earth Day Litter Sweep

When: April 22; 9am

Where: Kiwanis Park, Rutherfordton

More Info: trails@rutherfordoutdoor. org to register

More Info: Presented by The Symphony of Rutherford County.

Volunteer Opportunity

More Info: NC Guardian ad Litem Program trains & supervises child advocate volunteers to represent best interests of kids in court system., 828-2886121.


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

Age 10 &up; cross-

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 www.

More Info: Like to join the American Legion? Jimmy 704-819-5862.

What: Learn more about Civil War/ Confederacy 3rd Friday monthly at annex in Rutherfordton. 6:30pm refreshments. 7pm meeting. William Corbitt SCV camp.

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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 Thurs)

Where: Woodrow Jones Building, Rutherfordton

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


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

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E v e n t s h a p p e n i n g l o c a l l y t h i s m o n t h a n d b e y o n d ! Events happening locally this month and beyond! D E A D L I N E F O R C O M M U N I T Y C A L E N D A R : DEADLINE FOR COMMUNITY CALENDAR: M O N D A Y A T 1 0 A M MONDAY AT 10AM Email your non-profit community events to:
D E A D L I N E DEADLINE F O R FOR C O M M U N I T Y COMMUNITY C A L E N D A R : CALENDAR: M O N D A Y S MONDAYS A T 1 0 A M AT 10AM MAY & BEYOND May 3 What: Lake Lure Farmers Market When: May 3 Where: 2948 Memorial Hwy., Lake Lure Info: May 4 What: Ellenboro Town Wide Yard Sale When: May 4; 7am-until Where: Set-up on business 74 or Depot St. More Info: Food vendors must have permission. Sponsor: Ellenboro Woman’s Club. Rita 828-429-2476 or Carole 828447-6442. May 11 & May 12 What: Arts & Craft Festival When: 10am-5pm Sat.; 10am-4pm Sun. Where: Lake Lure Town Center July 22-26 What: We Build Summer Camp for rising 4th-7th grade girls When: July 22-26 Where: ICC More Info: Presented by Rutherford Housing Partnership, Women Roofers. 139 West Main St., Spindale • 828-447-3410 3 BUSINESSES • 1 LOCATION • BREWDEGA • CAFFEINE • ROCK STEADY CARIBBEAN CUISINE 177 North Main Street, Henrietta 828-657-6328 Mon-Fri 9am-6pm•Sat 9am-5pm 385 Main Street, Chimney Rock 828-625-2479 Old-Timey Candy Outdoor Gear, Clothing & Shoes Fun Souvenirs and Bubba! Forest City 828.288.3600 Rutherfordton 828.286.2860 206 Fashion Circle, Rutherfordton 828-395-2230 Work Hard, Play Hard, Reward Yourself! 828-625-9611 • 431 Main Street, Chimney Rock 2024 ANNUAL PASSES... For less than the cost of 2-day tickets, visit the Park as much as you want for a year! A Rustic Boutique Hotel in the Heart of Hickory Nut Gorge in Chimney Rock! Chimney Rock 828-625-8844 273 Main St.,

You’ve missed a work deadline. You just had a disagreement with a family member. Your car broke down. You forgot you had to pick your child up after practice.

All of these situations are universal, and they all cause stress, which we now know is associated with a host of health conditions, including heart disease, sleep problems, digestive issues, depression and anxiety, muscle pain, and more. When everyday stress accumulates, comes to a boiling point, and isn’t managed effectively, it puts your mental and physical health at risk.

Other major events in life that cause significant stress, are the death of a loved one, divorce, and even moving. The constant flow of information from our computers, televisions, and phones doesn’t particularly support serenity either.

Our stress response is a well-designed and natural thing. When our bodies understand something to be a threat, our stress hormone levels rise (adrenaline and cortisol), as well as our heart rate and blood pressure. But

when the threat is over, they normalize. However, when stress is chronic and you’re always in some type of “fight or flight” mode, your health is adversely impacted. We all react to stress differently, and traumatic events, whether in early childhood or adulthood, influence our reactions. People who have served in the military, worked as a firefighters or members of the police force, and our dedicated healthcare workers all undergo extreme stress. The same is true for people who have been victims of crime or who survived a serious illness or accident.

Common unhealthy ways that people deal with stress include overeating, drinking too much alcohol, engaging in drug use and other risky behaviors, including sexual behaviors, smoking, sleeping too much, compulsively shopping, and developing a screen addiction. Unfortunately, self-isolating and self-harm are additional negative ways that people cope with stress. In other words, these ways of dealing with stress only hurt you in the

long run.

What does healthy stress management look like? It’s much more balanced and supports your health — pretty much the opposite of what is listed in the previous paragraph. First, it’s important to eat a nutrient-dense, healthy diet that focuses on plenty of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and healthy proteins like fish, beans, and nuts and seeds. Whole foods should also be emphasized, as opposed to prepackaged highly processed ones.

Fitting some type of movement in each day is also a great stress buster, as is getting outside in nature, which has significant restorative effects on us. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we should aim for at least 30 minutes of exercise per day, five days per week, along with strength training (using light weights or fitness bands, for example) twice a week. Getting this amount of movement in doesn’t mean you have to work out to the point of exhaustion at the gym, either. It can look like a walk with your dog, a

vigorous gardening session, or cleaning your house to your favorite music.

The next recommendations allow you to exercise your personal preferences. We know that spending time doing things you love and that are relaxing is critical, and so is connecting with others. Enjoying coffee with a friend, going to a dance class, having a cup of tea and reading, and volunteering your time to a meaningful cause are all ways you can reduce stress and enjoy yourself while doing it. Adopting a mindfulness practice also helps. Meditation is known to lower stress, as does mindful breathing, and even keeping a gratitude journal helps. Decluttering your life also addresses stress. This means fighting the urge to overcommit, only contributing to causes that matter to you, and developing the ability to say “no” to invitations you are not truly invested in, so your schedule isn’t crowded with obligations.

Adopting these habits and avoiding the things that ultimately worsen stress can go a long way toward reducing anxiety and allow us to feel

like we are managing our stress rather than the other way around. Effective stress management is a key way that you can impact your overall health, enhance your wellbeing, and feel your best.

Tonia W. Hale, DNP, MAOM, BSN, RN, is Chief Executive Officer and Chief Nursing Officer of Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce

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131 athletes participating

Rutherford County Senior Games opened Monday and runs through April 19. Opening Ceremonies included the torch lighting by Bob Billingsley of Bostic. Following the Torch lighting, Fun Walk, Chair Volleyball and Basketball Shoot events were held. Barbara Hill, program director, said there are 131 athletes participating in the Senior Games, including 41 new people. The most popular games are shuffle board, chair volleyball and the number one game is corn hole. Jean Gordon Article. Ricky Green & Hunter Yelton Photos. Senior

NCDMV Fees to Increase July 1, Per State Law

A number of North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicle fees will increase, effective July 1.

As directed by state law, the DMV is required to adjust fees and rates every four years, based on the percentage change in the annual Consumer Price Index during the past four years. The increase will be 19.18 percent for about 90 license and registrationrelated fees.

Examples of the changes include a one dollar per year increase for a regular driver license. Currently, the fee is $5.50 for each year of the license, which is issued for five or eight years. So a five-year license will go up $5.00 and an eight-year license by $8. The issuance of a learner’s permit and a provisional license will increase by $4 overall, with a

duplicate license increasing by $2.75.

Fees are also going up slightly for commercial driver licenses, copies of driving records, and several other license related processes.

For regular private passenger vehicle registrations, the annual fee will go from $38.75 to $46.25. Registrations for commercial vehicles, motorcycles, for

hire vehicles, house trailers, low-speed vehicles and electric vehicle fees are among others that will also increase.

The complete list of fee changes can be found at news/press-releases/ Documents/2024-04-02dmv-fees-increasing.pdf

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Hatchery Supported Trout Waters

Opened April 6

The turkeys are gobbling the woods down. Their call is one of the most recognizable in all of nature. Whether one is a turkey hunter or not, everyone knows this familiar sound. And even though a tom turkey will gobble the entire year, he is especially vocal during the spring mating season. The turkey is an amazing bird. Just a few years ago there were so few, most hunters turned into fishermen during the spring. Now, the turkey is in every state except Alaska. And not only are they surviving, they are thriving. The reintroduction of the turkey has been a great success story for fish and game commissions all over the country. There has been a concerted effort between them, some conservation groups like the NWTF, and the turkey themselves. Yes, the turkey has really done its part in this process as well. They have adapted. It seems no matter what type of terrain the turkey is placed in, it adapts. It seems to have the ability to accept its environment and make it its own. It doesn’t care if it is placed in the mountains or the flatlands, in the cold temperature or hot. It is going to not only endure its situation; it is going to enjoy it. That’s how I want to be as a follower of Christ. I want to be an “enjoying” Christian and not just an “enduring” one. And it’s really not up to anyone or anything but me. All my life, my circumstances have changed. I have noticed as I have gotten older that nothing stays the same. It seems just as I get a grasp on some new thing, it is replaced by a newer thing. I could grumble, complain, long for the good ole days, refuse to change, and endure the rest of my life as a cantankerous old man. Or I can choose to relish the opportunity to learn, be thankful for the opportunity to live in this new arena, adapt, and enjoy every minute I am blessed to be here. That is an easy decision for me. I hope it will be for you. But if you choose the former, don’t be surprised if I offer you a kind word of hello, and then promptly back away. I’m not going to stay around long. I’d much rather hang with a flock of turkeys that are enjoying life, than stay around a grumbling group of people that are not.

The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission will open approximately 1,000 miles of Hatchery Supported Trout Waters at 7 a.m. on April 6th. The season will run through February 28, 2025.

The Wildlife Commission has posted the full Hatchery Supported Trout Waters stocking schedule on its website to give trout anglers opportunities to plan fishing trips in advance. The schedule is searchable by county and month and provides information on what days each water is being stocked.

Hatchery Supported Trout Waters, which are marked by greenand-white signs, have been closed since February 28 for stocking. Most trout are stocked April through June, with a few streams selectively stocked in July. Overall, staff will stock over 600,000 trout in hatchery supported waters — 96 percent of which will average 10 inches in length, with the other 4 percent exceeding 14 inches in length.

Hatchery Supported Trout Waters are open to public fishing; however, many of those miles are privately owned so officials with the Wildlife Commission urge anglers to respect the property they are fishing on and remember that landowners can take away access if they feel their property is being misused.

Anglers can help prevent the

loss of public access to fishing by:

• Respecting private property and landowners at all times.

• Removing all trash and litter from fishing and parking areas.

• Parking only in designated areas and leaving driveways open for traffic.

• Closing and/or locking gates after use.

• Reporting wildlife violations by calling 800-662-7137.

For a complete list of all Hatchery Supported Trout Waters, as well as trout maps, the complete stocking schedule, and daily stocking

updates on Hatchery Supported Trout Waters, visit the Wildlife Commission’s trout fishing page.

Please note, the Bobby N. Setzer State Fish Hatchery will undergo a major renovation beginning in 2025. Setzer produces over 75% of trout for the agency’s trout stocking program. Trout stockings will not be impacted in 2024. However, there will be a reduction in trout stockings during the 2025, 2026 and potentially 2027 trout stocking seasons. We will continue to update the public during this important process, which ultimately ensures the sport of trout fishing will robustly continue in North Carolina for future generations.

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Conserving Carolina announces a series of four easy walks led by guides that can speak Spanish and English. New Adventures, New Moments was created with the objective of appreciating nature among community. This series is designed to offer short, easy to moderate walks on relatively level trails. These walks will take place across the Conservancy’s service area, in Henderson, Transylvania, and Polk counties. Hikes will be on public lands that Conserving Carolina has helped to protect and create

including DuPont State Recreational Forest, the Park at Flat Rock, Vaughn Creek Greenway, and the Brevard Greenway.

The first walk, on Saturday April 27, will be headed to Transylvania County for a walk to explore bird activity on the Brevard Greenway from 9AM-11AM. At this time of year, many migratory songbirds, from Central and South America, are returning to the area to breed and raise their young and this walk offers a great opportunity to see some of these beautiful neotropical species. The Brevard Greenway runs 4.8 miles from the Davidson River Campground in Pisgah National Forest to McLean Street in Brevard, but for this walk, the group will be exploring a total of about 1-2 miles of the level, paved trail.

On Saturday, May 25, the walk will take place at Vaughn Creek Greenway in Polk County, from 9AM11AM. This easy 1.6-mile round-trip trail follows Vaughn Creek along a level trail that leads walkers through a beautiful, wooded area, with a small waterfall visible mid-trip. The third walk will take place on Saturday, June 29, at The Park at Flat Rock, in Henderson County, from 9AM-11AM. Participants will explore 1-2 miles of the local park and learn about non-native and invasive plant species, the reason

we care about them, how to identify them, and some of the ways we can control them. The trails at The Park at Flat Rock are flat and wide throughout the park.

Lastly, on July 27, participants will head to DuPont State Recreational Forest, in Henderson County but near Brevard, for a 3-mile round-trip walk to Wintergreen Falls, from 9AM-12PM. The easy to moderate trail leaves from the Guion Falls Access Area and meanders through a shaded forest. The relatively level trail descends slightly for about 1.5-miles to the 25foot waterfall, Wintergreen Falls. Then participants

will return the same way, ascending back, 1.5-miles to the trailhead for a 3-mile round trip.

Registration is required. For more information or to register, visit Conserving Carolina’s calendar of events at calendar.

Conserving Carolina, the area’s land trust, is dedicated to protecting and stewarding land and water resources vital to our natural heritage and quality of life and to fostering appreciation and understanding of the natural world. For more info visit, www.conservingcarolina. org.

Thursday, April 11-April 17, 2024 828-248-1408 Rutherford Weekly - Page 9 Email: Mail or Drop-Off: Mail or 157 W Main St, • Forest City, NC 28043 157 W Main • Forest NC 28043 *Publisher has final decision of which photos appear in print, per available space. We Want Your Kids Sports Photos! •Basketball •Baseball •Softball •Soccer •Archery •Equestrian •Etc! We Want Your Outdoor Photos! Hunting, Fishing, Playing Ball, Etc. Playing Etc. Sportsman’s Corner Corner Email: Mail: 157 W Main St., Forest City, NC 28043 Phone: 828-248-1408 *Publisher has the final decision of which photos appear in print, per available space.
GARY MILLER Gary Miller has written Outdoor Truths articles for 21 years. He also speaks at wildgame dinners and men’s events for churches and associations.
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Out with the old, in with new

Crews from Sumter Utilities are busy in Rutherfordton these days setting new poles throughout town. Workers will be on the job again this week as old poles are being replaced.

Article & Photo Provided By: Jean Gordon

2024 Performing Arts Follies held at Rutherford County Senior Center

The 2024 Performing Arts Follies was held recently at the Rutherford County Senior Center. Performing arts is one of three areas of the Senior Games that are now underway. The arts division of Silver Arts has been completed and the athletic events begin

Monday. Nan Thompson, who played “What A Friend We Have In Jesus,” was awarded first place in the instrumental category and also was judged Best In Show. She earned the opportunity to participate in the state senior games this fall. First place in the comedy/ drama category was awarded to Glenda Hill who read her poem entitled “A Grandparent’s Unconditional Love.” The vocal solo blue ribbon went to Debra Charles who sang “One True Friend.” Other participants were Bill Kirk, Dianne Gibson, Mary Thompson and Darrell Kiger. Emcee and senior games director Barbara Hill stated that Rutherford County is one of 53 counties that have senior games. There are 131 people participating in the local senior games this year with 41 being first time participants. The opening ceremony and torch lighting was held Monday at the

Spring photo contest underway in Chimney Rock WEEKLY

The annual Spring photo contest is underway at Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park. Now through May 31, amateur and professional photographers are invited to capture spring scenes for entry in the contest.

Those interested in participating in the contest are invited to send up to three submissions that fall under the theme of “Spring Inspiration” for a chance to win prizes. Photos must be taken in the Chimney Rock section of Chimney Rock State Park between April 1 and May 31 of this year.

For more details visit

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April 13

What: Yard Sale, Bake Sale & Breakfast

When: April 13; 8am-noon

Where: Grays Chapel Church; 500 Grays Chapel Church Rd., Rutherfordton

More Info: Vendors are welcome. 704692-1093

What: Hamburger, hot dog sale

When: April 13; 11am-3pm

Where: Washburn General Store, Bostic

More Info: Proceeds purchase fellowship hall chairs at Salem United Methodist Church.

April 17

What: Drive Thru Meal

When: April 17; 5pm

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

More Info: Chili beans and cornbread

April 20

What: Gospel Bluegrass Singing

When: April 20; 6pm

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

More Info: Right Side from Shelby will be singing

April 27

What: 2nd Annual Outdoors Banquet

When: April 27; 5-8pm

Where: Liberty Baptist Church, Ellenboro

More Info: Free tickets, call church office 828-453-0186

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 City

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.

Forest City Church of God

Sunday: 11am, Wednesday: 7pm. 238 Washington St., Forest City.

Ongoing Church Programs

Crestview Baptist Church

Sunday: 9:30am Sunday School, 10:30am & 6pm Worship. Wednesday: 6:30pm

AWANA, Youth Bible Study, Adult Bible Study. 630 S. Church St, Forest City.

Hicks Grove Baptist Church

Sundays 10am Sunday School, 11am & 6pm worship. Wed. 6pm Bible study & prayer meeting. 574 Hicks Grove Rd., Mooresboro. 828-447-6422.

Avondale United Methodist Church

Sundays, 9:45am. 2596 US Hwy. 221-A, Avondale. PO Box 266, Henrietta.

Cane Creek Baptist Church

Sunday School 9am. Worship 10am. Wednesday 6:30pm. 151 Cane Creek Mountain Rd., Union Mills. 828-286-2487.

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

Camp Creek Baptist Church

Sunday School 10am. Worship 11am. Wednesday 6:30pm. 1801 Camp Creek Rd., Union Mills. 828-288-1554

Chase Baptist Church GPS; Grieving Parents Support Group. Helping people find their way after the loss of a child. Appt: 828-305-3619.

Spindale United Methodist Church 10am Bible Study, 11am Worship. 185 Mill St., Spindale, 828-286-2281. 2nd & 4th Fridays- Free Hotdog meal. 3rd Wednesday- Free Community meal.

Saving Grace Church Sunday Service: 11am. Casual

Withrow Road, Forest City.

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12 & 26 What: Free hotdog
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More than 30 Polar Plunge® fundraising events were held throughout the state of North Carolina from January to March, raising more than $500,000 in record-breaking support of Special Olympics North Carolina (SONC). Thousands of people raised funds and plunged to benefit Special Olympics programming in their local communities and throughout the state.

Special Olympics of Rutherford County raised more than $12,000 at its Polar Plunge sponsored event on March 9 at Dunbar Elementary School.

A Polar Plunge is a unique fundraising opportunity for individuals, organizations and businesses to support SONC by jumping or running into a cold body of water in the middle of winter. The opportunities and health services to nearly 45,000 Special Olympics North Carolina athletes.


programming. Cool Schools

Polar Plunge and Rally on February 23 and Triad Chill

Polar Plunge February 24 at

The OBX Polar Plunge March 9 in Nags Head raised more than $54,000. Article Provided By: Jean Gordon

NC Insurance Commissioner urges motorists to put phones down during Distracted Driving Awareness Month

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey is calling on motorists to focus solely on the road and do all they can to help prevent accidents during Distracted Driving Awareness Month, which runs throughout April across the United States.

“Driving any vehicle requires serious concentration, whether you’re a novice or highly experienced on the road,” Commissioner Causey said. “Sending or reading a text takes a driver’s eyes off the road for an average of five seconds. At 55 miles per hour, that’s akin to driving the length of an entire football field — blindfolded.”

$500,000 raised statewide for Special Olympics Article

Distracted driving can cause a driver to veer off the road or hit another car, resulting in property damage, personal injury and loss of life.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, distracted driving killed 3,308 people in 2022, while 289,310 were injured. Commissioner Causey joins the NHTSA, other insurance commissioners and safety advocates across the nation in raising the awareness of the dangers of distracted driving.

“I’m asking every driver to focus on the road and not let any distractions keep them

from safely getting to their destinations,” Commissioner Causey added.

In addition, distracted driving can put upward pressure on insurance companies to increase automobile insurance rates due to the number of claims filed because of increased accidents.

There are many forms of distracted driving – talking or texting on a cell phone, drinking coffee, putting on makeup, changing the radio station or tending to a child in the car. By driving while

distracted, motorists are robbed of the concentration needed to avoid a crash and put passengers and other drivers at a higher risk.

Commissioner Causey offers North Carolina motorists the following tips to help drivers avoid the pitfalls of distracted driving:

• If you feel you really need to send a text or email, pull off the road and safely park before sending any message.

• You can select a passenger as a “designated texter” to send and receive texts for

you. It is important to do this even while stopped at a light as situations on the road can change rapidly.

• Set your navigation systems or radio stations before you start driving.

• Don’t scroll through apps, websites or social media while driving. If you feel tempted, you can turn your phone off, set it to airplane mode, or put it in the glove box, back seat or trunk.

• Ask someone in the car to tend to the needs of children if necessary.


Serves 8-10

1 pound bacon, diced

2 cups cubed cooked ham

1⁄2 pound breakfast sausage, cooked and crumbled

1 small purple onion, diced

1⁄2 red bell pepper, diced

1⁄2 yellow bell pepper diced

10 eggs, beaten

1⁄2 cup heavy cream

1 20-ounce package frozen shredded hash browns, or tater tots, thawed

Salt and ground black pepper to taste

1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

Preheat oven to 350 F.

In a very large cast-iron skillet (12-inch or larger), over medium heat, cook the bacon until crispy. Then add the ham and sausage and stir.

Add the onions and peppers, and sauté for 5 minutes, always stirring.

In a small bowl, whisk the eggs and heavy cream.

Stir the hash browns into the skillet, and add salt and pepper to taste. Cook for 5 to 8 minutes, until hash browns start to brown. Remove from heat. Add the egg mixture, top with cheese, and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until bubbly and cheese is melted.


Servings: 9

5 peaches, peeled, cored and sliced (about 4 cups)

3⁄4 cup granulated sugar

1⁄4 teaspoon salt

For the batter:

6 tablespoons butter

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup granulated sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1⁄4 teaspoon salt

3⁄4 cup milk

Ground cinnamon

Add the sliced peaches, sugar and salt to a saucepan and stir to combine. If using canned peaches, skip steps 1 and 2 and follow the directions starting at step 3.

Cook on medium heat for just a few minutes, until the sugar is dissolved and helps to bring out juices from the peaches. Remove from heat and set aside.

Preheat oven to 350 F. Slice butter into pieces and add to a 9x13 baking dish. Place the pan in the oven while it preheats, to allow the butter to melt. Once melted, remove the pan from the oven.

In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Stir in the milk, just until combined. Pour the mixture into the pan, over the melted butter and smooth it into an even layer.

Spoon the peaches and juice (or canned peaches, if using) over the batter. Sprinkle cinnamon generously over the top.

Bake at 350 for about 38 to 40 minutes. Serve warm, with a scoop of ice cream, if desired.


Serves 4

1 pound cooked shrimp, tails removed

1⁄4 cup panko breadcrumbs

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To make the aioli, whisk together all the ingredients until blended. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.

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Seventy-four years ago this coming Tuesday, April 16 a couple of young, dashing 18-year-old country kids ran off to Gaffney, SC and with a $5 bill paid a justice of the peace to marry them. It took more than $5 to convince the justice of the peace on that April Sunday afternoon the couple was telling the truth about their ages and their desire to marry.

The witnesses who made the trip with my parents had to do a lot of talking.

There were several similarities in their names and birth dates and created some doubt in the judge’s mind.

Daddy’s birth date is March 8 and mother’s is April 8. Daddy’s middle name was Crawford and mother’s maiden name was Crawford.

But after some strong convincing and the exchange of rings and vows, Edgar and Irene Crawford Gordon came back home to Shiloh where they had planned to keep their marriage a secret at least until after my mother’s high school graduation.

I couldn’t help but think about my parents’ wedding day, as I watched the “Elope at the Eclipse” event, where 350 couples shared wedding vows on Monday at the Total Eclipse of the Heart festival in Russellville, Arkansas.

Those couples paid more than $5 to get married. They paid $100 for elope festival access and a toast, officiant and a celestial-themed wedding

cake inspired by the cosmos were all included for their big day, the news people reported.

The memorable ceremony ended minutes before the solar eclipse’s path of totality, which created a thin sliver of light around the moon, resembling a wedding ring in the sky.

All that was exciting for me and I can’t imagine how all those couples felt as they tied the knot on such an historical day and witnessed a diamond (wedding) ring in the sky.

Some of my family and friends were in the path of totality including my niece Lee with her twin sons. They were in Arkansas not far from Russellville where they’d camped a few days in great anticipation. Lee’s husband, a meteorology major, mapped out the best place and time for her and the boys to travel a reasonable distance by car from home. Work kept him in Alabama. It was a good trip, she said. She captured the totality on film. For them, it was total excitement, except when Henry needed water at the exact time of totality. He got his water and the eclipse happened as he was sipping.

Forest City’s Community Manager Amy Bridges and her husband were in Cincinnati, Ohio where the eclipse began at about 2pm and continued until 4:30pm. She has the t-shirt to prove it and an amazing video.

Did you see the 105-year-old gentleman from Texas on World News Tonight last week? He was about to witness, in person, his 13th total eclipse. He and his wife began traveling many years ago to witness the total eclipse events in person. After his wife passed away, he still traveled. Fortunately, since he’s from Texas he didn’t have to venture very far on Monday.

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Even in Rutherford County where we witnessed the eclipse, it was so interesting to see people gathered at schools, in downtown areas and on Main Streets to catch a glimpse of Monday’s total eclipse all for the same reason.

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Connecting Eligible Veterans to Nutrition Benefits

Approximately 14,000 North Carolina veterans and their families are likely eligible for the state’s newly expanded Medicaid benefits. To ensure North Carolina veterans receive the support they are eligible for, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services will help veterans who are newly eligible for Medicaid apply to Food and Nutrition Services (also known as food stamps or SNAP), a benefit program that helps pay for groceries.

NCDHHS is working to identify veterans who could benefit from this program to make sure enrollees are accessing all the programs they are eligible for. With its partner, Benefits Data Trust, NCDHHS will reach out this week by mail and text message to offer FNS application assistance to veterans in North Carolina who are enrolled in Medicaid but not yet enrolled in FNS.

“North Carolina’s military veterans have selflessly served their country and NCDHHS is committed to ensuring they have access

to the basic necessity of food,” said NCDHHS Deputy Secretary for Opportunity and Well-Being Susan Osborne. “FNS benefits are a key resource that can improve the health and well-being and our veterans deserve this care from their communities and state.”

NCDHHS will send letters to North Carolina veterans who are likely eligible for but not enrolled in FNS, offering application assistance through the North Carolina Benefits Center. There is no cost to North Carolina veterans who call and apply for FNS benefits through the North Carolina Benefits Center. Veterans who are enrolled in Medicaid but not in FNS will receive a letter from NCDHHS that will provide a phone number to call to apply.

Participation in North Carolina’s Food and Nutrition Services, or FNS, is estimated to be lower among eligible veterans compared to other households nationally, according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office. The U.S.

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A 2023 report showed that nationwide two groups of food insecure veterans are particularly less likely to participate in FNS than their non-veteran peers: older veterans and those who are not in the workforce because of a disability.

“Supporting North Carolina’s veterans and connecting them to services is at the heart of NC DMVA’s mission,” said Lt. Gen. Walter E. Gaskin, USMC (Ret.), Secretary of the NC Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. “Assisting eligible veterans and their families to have access to FNS benefits and healthy food is a strong foundation for their health and success.”

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Conserving Carolina invites the public to enter the fifth annual Habitat at Home spring photo contest, which celebrates the beautiful and wild things we can see right outside our door. The purpose of the contest is to inspire more people to restore natural habitat at their homes, as well as places like schools, businesses, and houses of worship. The contest started April 5 and runs through May 15.

Conserving Carolina is looking for photos that showcase ways that people are restoring natural habitat—such as native plant gardens or bird boxes. They are also looking for photos of animals spotted around homes and other buildings. This can include the full range of wildlife from the smallest to the largest. In past years, people have shared photos of lizards, toads, turtles, snakes, butterflies, moths, beetles, bees, birds, deer, foxes, bobcats, bears, squirrels, and much more!

Communications and Marketing Director Rose Lane, says “The contest is a way to inspire more people to restore wildlife habitat where they live. That’s important because animals need a lot more habitat than they can find in parks and nature preserves. We’ve seen major declines in insect and bird populations because they don’t have enough habitat—and that affects all other wildlife. So if you restore some natural habitat at your place, you’re doing something important

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for nature. And you can see the results. That’s good for people because now we have more awe and beauty in our lives. And kids have more to explore and discover in their own backyards.”

The contest is a part of Conserving Carolina’s ongoing Habitat at Home campaign. Through seasonal columns, online outreach, and in-person speaker events—like last week’s Gardening for Life Celebration in Polk County—Conserving Carolina shares tips on how to improve habitat where you live. For example, you can:

• Avoid pesticides. Killing insects harms all the creatures that depend on insects for food.

• Grow native plants. They are a much better source of food than introduced plants.

• Replace invasive plants like English ivy or Bradford pear with native plants that support wildlife.

• Let plants and trees grow around your streams, instead of mowing to the water’s edge.

• Provide resources like birdhouses, bat houses, bee houses and birdbaths.

The contest is open to both advanced photographers and people who are just having fun. Youth entries are encouraged. The primary goal is to celebrate nature near home and inspire more people to improve wildlife habitat.

To enter the contest, simply post photos or videos on Facebook and/or

Documentary at GWU chronicles the history of women in the ministry

The School of Divinity and the Department of Religious Studies and Philosophy at Gardner-Webb University are sponsoring the screening of “Midwives of a Movement” on Monday, April 15, at 7pm in Dover Chapel. This documentary film chronicles the four-decade history of the movement to advocate for women in ministry within and beyond the Southern Baptist Convention and the stories of the women who led this movement.

“Midwives of a Movement” features interviews with 11 women who were active in the early days of the women’s movement within the Southern Baptist Convention in the 1970s and 1980s, archival material from these years, and commentary from Baptist Women in Ministry Executive Director, Meredith Hare Stone, and Baptist Historian and Baylor University professor, Mandy McMichael. Stone will attend the screening and participate in a Q&A session following the movie. This event is open to the public.

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Instagram, as a public post with the hashtag #habitatathome2024. If you do not use social media, you can enter the contest by emailing rose@ conservingcarolina. org. You may enter as many times as you want between April 5 and May 15. To be eligible for prizes, photos must be taken in Western North Carolina or Upstate South Carolina.

After the contest ends, a panel of judges will select five finalists. The grand prize winner will be chosen through online voting. The grand prize is a professional landscape consultation by Mark Byington of Byington Landscape Architects, who is an expert in sustainable landscapes. The other four finalists will win $25 gift cards to their choice of local businesses that sell native plants. You can see full contest rules at conservingcarolina. org/contest2023.

Conserving Carolina is a local nonprofit land trust that has helped protect almost 49,000

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Roger Harold Dobbins

Roger Harold Dobbins, age 63, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, March 24, 2024.

A native of Rutherford County, Roger attended Village Chapel and was the son of the late Wyman Harold Dobbins and Ruby Ann Dobbins Moore. Roger was raised by his late grandmother, Selma Downey Dobbins.

He is survived by six brothers, Jackie Dobbins, James Dobbins, Doug Dobbins, Tracy Stuart (Linda), Robert Lee Stuart (Polly) and Chuck Stuart; sisters, Kim Dobbins Francis (Mike) and Tammie Dobbins Wade (Eddie). Roger also leaves behind a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives.

Funeral services were held April 5 at Crowe’s Funeral Chapel with Rev. Ronnie Robbins officiating. Online condolences may be made at www.

Jean Condrey McSwain

Jean Condrey McSwain, 73, of Rutherfordton, passed away March 29, 2024.

Born to the late Robert Lee Condrey and Marjorie Crawley Condrey, Jean

was a native of Rutherford County.

She leaves behind her sister, Carolyn Webb, and husband David of Shelby.

Though she is preceded in death by her son, Ronald McSwain, and her sister, Patsy Condrey, Jean’s memory will live on in the hearts of all who knew her.

In honoring Jean’s wishes, no service will be held. Instead, the family invites friends and loved ones to share condolences and memories at www.


age 82, of Spartanburg, and formerly of Forest City, passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2024.

Nancy was born September 13, 1941, in Rutherford County, to the late H.V. “Hill” DeBrule, and Martha Godfrey DeBrule. She was a member of Aleverson Grove Baptist Church. Nancy graduated from Tri-High School and worked at Burlington MillIndustries and later in the Spartanburg Library System.

She is survived by three sons, Philip Bailey (Melinda), of Forest City, Darryl Bailey (Debbie), of Tryon, and Joshua Johnson, of Chesnee, SC; two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Bobby Gene Bailey, of 27 years, and Rev. Curtis Daniel, of 31 years; three

brothers, Dever DeBrule, Bob DeBrule, Howard DeBrule; and two sisters, Betty Neal, and Virginia Harris.

A Graveside service was held April 5 in the Rutherford County Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Dale Welch officiating.

In Lieu of Flowers, donations can be made 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.

Herbert “H.D.” Doyle Tate, age 93, of Longs, SC, and formerly of Forest City, passed away Saturday, March 30, 2024.

Doyle was born December 16, 1930, in Rutherford County, to the late Lloyd and Mary Rich Tate.

He was a graduate of Harris High School. Doyle worked for the North Carolina Highway Patrol and later worked at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. He was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church. Doyle spent 67 years as a Mason both in the Spindale Masonic Lodge and finally at the Cliffside Masonic Lodge.

He is survived by his daughter, Becky Helms (Nolan), of Myrtle Beach, SC; two sons, Mike Felts


We can all agree that life is trying at times. Handling the trials of life in an imperfect world is challenging to say the least. Ever since man’s removal from the Garden of Eden, we have had to deal with the “thorns of life.” Without God’s help, the best we can do is to try to cope with the struggles and reverses of life. Sadly, many coping mechanisms make life worse than better.

The advantage of having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ enables one to not just cope with the trials, but actually grow through them. When facing the difficulties and tragedies of life we must answer three questions which will guide us through life’s tumultuous journey. The first question is who? According to scripture God is sovereign over all of his Creation. As a child of God, we must realize that he has an eternal purpose for our suffering. There is never a time that he is not near us and that we are ever separated from

his love. Our heavenly Father knows what we are going through every moment and minute of the day and has promised never to forsake us.

The second question is what? God allows hardship in our lives to mold and make us into Christ’s image. The testing of our faith enables us to grow spiritually. Trouble has a way of stretching our ability to love others and encourages us to look beyond this life with an eternal perspective. The last question is how? We can only make it through the sorrow and challenges of life by his sufficient grace. God will give us strength to help us in our weakest times. With his divine comfort and guidance, we can handle the trials of life.

(Annette), of Spartanburg, SC, and Robert Tate (Robbie), of Boiling Springs, SC; eight grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Doris “Jo” Tate; son, David Tate; four brothers; and three sisters.

A Graveside service was held April 6 in the New Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Greg Qualls officiating. Masonic Rites were rendered by Cliffside Masonic Lodge #460.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105.

An online guest registry is available at Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family.

Kathy Price

Kathy Price, age 59, of Landrum, SC, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2024.

Kathy was born August 22, 1964, in Dade City, FL, to the late Charles W. and Bernice Henderson Price.

She was a graduate of Pasco High School and Spartanburg Community College. Kathy was a Lab Tech at Mary Black Hospital for 15 years; she also spent many years working for Lab Corps. She was a member of Tryon Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Left to cherish fond memories of her life are her sisters, Ruth Ann Price, and Laurie Woods (Randy); and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins, which includes her l caretaker/cousin, Susan Hensley.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Wayne Price.

A Graveside service

was held April 4, in the Springhill Memorial Gardens with Rev. David Henderson officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are requested to Community Pet Center, 861 Piney Ridge Rd., Forest City, NC 28043.

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Terry A. Hyslop

Terry Alexander

Hyslop passed away Easter Sunday, at the age of 73 in Lake Lure, North Carolina.

Terry entered the world December 6, 1950, as the son of Robert and Wanda Hyslop (both deceased).

He shared his childhood with two sisters (Ruth Hyslop Hockstra & Rita Hyslop Thompson) and two brothers (Frank “Lee” Hyslop & Peter Hyslop (deceased)).

A proud Army veteran, Terry served with distinction in Vietnam as a Chief Warrant Officer (Rotary Wing Aviator) piloting the first Bell AH-1F Cobra into action. Terry was awarded the American Air Medal for heroic action in aerial flight. His courage was further exemplified as he flew guard over the Iron Curtain in Germany, a testament to his dedication to freedom and his country.

Terry seamlessly transitioned his aerospace expertise into a distinguished career in marketing and sales for commercial and military avionics. In addition to aerospace, Terry’s faith was a cornerstone of his life. He was highly involved in his church.

Terry will be forever remembered as a husband to Janet “Jan”, a father to his daughters (Lynn Hyslop Vander Laan & Julia Hyslop Leos), and a grandfather to seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

A memorial service was held April 5 at Fairfield Mountains Chapel in Lake Lure. A graveside service with full military honors followed at Chimney Rock Baptist Church.

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

Laverne White Rogers

Laverne White Rogers, 92, of Martinsburg, WV passed away Saturday, March 30, 2024.

Born July 13, 1931 in Logan County, OK to the late James Franklin White and Nellie Verona Moffitt White.

She graduated from East Texas Baptist University in Marshall, TX, and Methodist University, Ft. Worth, TX. She retired as a school teacher after 35 years. She was a member of Westview Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Edward Elmo Rogers; son, Stephen Rogers and wife, Bonnie of Nashville, TN; daughter, Stephanie Rickards and husband, Wes of Charles Town, two grandchildren, two great-grandsons, one sister, Carolyn Jones of Lilly, GA.

She was preceded in death by brothers, James Robert White and Wayne White; and one sister, Mildred White.

A celebration of her entry into her heavenly home was held April 5 at Westview Baptist Church with Pastor Bryan Dugger.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Debt Retirement Fund at Westview Baptist Church.

Online condolences may be offered at www. BrownFuneralHomesWV. com

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Samuel “Joker” Dwayne Black

Samuel “Joker” Dwayne Black, 54, passed away Tuesday, February 27, 2024.

He was born to the late Samuel “Coy” Eugene Black, Jr. and Linda Dedmon Black Nalley in Cleveland County. He is also predeceased by his step-mother, Judy Black.

Left to cherish his memory are his sons, Dustin Black and Wesley Black; three grandchildren, sisters, Michelle Burkhart (Kevin), Martha Black (David), Chris Black and Sarah Watts (Shane); 11 nieces and nephews; 12 great-nieces and nephews.

He worked in Construction for most of his life.

Celebration of Life Services were held March 2 at Gloryland Missionary Baptist Church.

Memorial tributes may be made at

Robert Morgan Funeral and Cremation Service is serving the family.

Johnny Bright

Johnny Bright, age 81, of Henrietta, passed away Saturday, April 6, 2024.

Johnny was born April 11, 1942, in McDowell County to the late Jesse Bright and Edith Condrey Bright. He worked in textiles for many years and retired from Doran Mills in Shelby. He was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Jimmy, and Floyd Bright; daughter-in-law, Vickie Bright and grandchildren, Cameron Causby-Bristol, Logan Shahan and Jenna Bright.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Beatrice

Bright; children, Kevin Bright of Sandy Mush, Ava Bright of Henrietta and Johnny Bright, Jr. (Penny) of Forest City; 11 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren and his sisters, Faye Frady of Marion, Betty Parker of Shingle Hollow, Judy Proctor of Marion, and Janice Hardin of Shingle Hollow.

The funeral was held April 9 at Harrelson Funeral Chapel with Rev. James Johnson officiating.

An online guest registry is available at

Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family.

LeClere Michael Nanney Sr. LeClere Michael Nanney Sr. age 75, passed away March 17, 2024.

Mike was born in St. Louis, MO March 11, 1949. He was the son of the late Joseph and Gertrude Nanney.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Brenda Nanney; daughters Tracey Caramagno; Tammy Yukna (Tom); five grandchildren, three great grandchildren, brothers Tom Nanney (Sherri), Paul Nanney (Susan), and Jeff Nanney (Debbie); and their extended families.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother Joe and a sister-in-law Rhonda Nanney.

Mike taught science and computers for 30 years. Mike was a member in the Rolling Thunder, and participated in the annual Ride Home event for EX-POWs. He was instrumental in the foundation of the local Sons of American Legion, Post 200, and was their Commander and honorary member of their honor guard. Mike was a member and mentor to many, an advocate for EX-POWs and all veterans.

A celebration of life will be held at Boiling Springs Community Park, 182 Rainbow Lake Rd., Boiling

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

Springs, SC 29316 May 3 from 2-5PM, with services being held at 3PM.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to American Legion Post 200 PO BOX 160021 Boiling Springs, SC 29316-0002. Online condolences may be made at www.

Barbara Anne Yorke

Barbara Anne Yorke, age 82 of Forest City, died Wednesday, April 3, 2024.

Barbara was born May 30, 1941 in Six, WV and was a daughter of the late Edward Bus Stanley and Helen Edna Muncey Stanley. She was the Executive Secretary for the Prince William County Service Authority where she retired. She attended First Wesleyan Church of Forest City.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Darrell Yorke, Sr., her brothers, Kenneth Stanley and Alvin Stanley, and her

sister, Sue Stanley Fuller.

Survivors include her sons, James Darrell Yorke, Jr., and wife Caryn Suzanne of Ellenboro, and Joseph Alan Yorke and wife Rose Marie of Dale City, VA, four grandchildren, as well as one great-grandchild.

The funeral was held April 7 in The Padgett and King Chapel with Rev. Eric Yelton officiating.

Memorials may be made to First Wesleyan Church, 700 South Church St., Forest City, NC 28043.

An online guest registry is available at padgettking. com

Padgett~King Mortuary and Crematory is serving the family.

Sarah Loretta Wall Sunday

Sarah Loretta Wall Sunday, 72, passed away Monday, March 25, 2024.

She was born to the late Thomas Pinkney Wall and Bonita Bridges Wall in Rutherford County.

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.

NC Insurance Commissioner reminds homeowners to check insurance policies after 2 recent NC earthquakes

A pair of recent rumblings in North Carolina have led Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey to remind the state’s residents to make sure they are covered from the impacts of natural disasters. This can be achieved by checking in with their insurance agent to review their individual policies.

Over Easter weekend, two small earthquakes were felt in Surry County -- both within a few miles of each other. According to the United State Geological Survey (USGS), the first was a 2.3 magnitude earthquake that hit about 20 miles west of Mount Airy. The second earthquake was a 1.5 magnitude.

“While North Carolina is not typically known for its earthquakes, the damage they can cause is generally not covered under most standard homeowners’ insurance policies,” Commissioner Causey noted. “However, homeowners can talk with their agents and easily add an earthquake endorsement to their policies. I also encourage consumers to get replacement coverage

on both their homeowners’ and automobile insurance policies.”

In 2020, a 5.1 magnitude earthquake, centered in Sparta, was felt across North Carolina. It was the strongest earthquake to hit North Carolina since 1916. There were no reports of fatalities but many homes and businesses were damaged.

“For most families, their home is their biggest investment,” said Commissioner Causey. “I urge homeowners to protect their investment by making sure they have sufficient insurance coverage, and to make sure they review their coverage with their insurance agent at least annually.”

While insurance for earthquake damage isn’t a part of a normal Homeowner’s, Dwelling, Renters, or Condo policy, you may be able to add it by buying an endorsement (a written change to your coverage, that is added to your policy).

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Across from the old R-S Central High School you can see crews making a molehill out of a mountain for the new bypass going through Rutherfordton.

Rutherford Regional Health System Publishes Community Benefit Report

Rutherford Regional Health System published its community benefit report for the 2023 calendar year. This annual report outlines the various ways the hospital is working to support the health and economic vitality of the Rutherford, Polk, McDowell service area as part of its mission of making communities healthier®.

“As a leading healthcare provider in Rutherfordton, Rutherford Regional Health System is committed to providing high-quality care close to home, investing in our region’s overall well-being

and making a positive impact on those we serve,” said Tory Shepherd, chief executive officer (CEO) of Rutherford Regional Health System. “This year’s report highlights our continued efforts to provide compassionate care – both inside and outside our hospital walls.”

Rutherford Regional Health System’s 2023 community benefit report highlights its continued efforts to meet the growing healthcare needs of its community through welcoming new providers, adding and expanding

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service lines and continually investing in its facilities and healthcare technology. For example, in 2023, Rutherford Regional Health System added 49 providers in hospital medicine, internal and emergency medicine, OB/GYN and pediatrics; and made nearly $811,000 in capital improvements, including lab analyzers, a bone density machine, a cardiac rehab telemetry monitoring system, a replacement chiller and we reopened Rutherford Family Care, a longstanding primary care site in Rutherfordton.

Additionally, Rutherford Regional Health System made a donation of more than $18.3 million in health services to those in need, demonstrating its continuous commitment to ensuring everyone has access to care, regardless of their ability to pay.

Rutherford Regional Health System is also devoted to creating environments where providers want to practice, and employees want to work. In 2023, the hospital distributed more than $42,741,683 in salaries, wages and benefits

for its approximately 495 employees, while contributing more than $118,000 in professional development and tuition assistance so all its employees can have the opportunity to learn, grow and improve the care they provide their patients.

Last year, the organization paid $7,194,875 in local and state taxes, while also continuing its support of local activities and organizations committed to serving the region, including our local schools, Carolina Foothills Foundation, Forest City Owls Baseball among many


“We are proud to call Rutherford, Polk, McDowell service area our home, and we feel incredibly grateful for the continued support of all those who entrust us with their care. Our success would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of our providers, employees, and volunteers, “said Shepherd. “As we look ahead to the future, we are so excited to continue improving the ways we serve our neighbors and communities.”

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Pleasant Hill Community Club sat at long white-clothed tables inside an unlighted clubhouse recently reminiscing about the days of the award-winning community club of the community. They discussed the efforts in saving the more than 60-year-old building and community club. As the ladies quietly talked inside, there were rumblings up on the roof of the 1957 building. The Women Roofers were busy taking off shingles and preparing to recover the flat roof. The project was begun in the fall of 2019 with a commitment to complete flat part of the roof in 2020. But COVID-19 changed everything and roofing came to a halt for the nationally known Women Roofers. 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 future. Although three days were scheduled to complete the job, the roofers were finished Friday afternoon. Saturday morning was used for few minor finishing tasks and final 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. McMahan made vanilla pound cake with icing, Coca Cola cake and apple cake. Club members Steve and Lois Dimsdale 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 quarter,’ Nancy said. As the age or the roof caught up with the club, leaking became 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, a member of Women Roofers and 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 group came to help us,” Nell said. “They probably knew more about roofing at that time than we did” Bovender said 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 homes. Honeycutt said the group never gets caught up with its long list of roofing projects. “There is always a need,” he said. 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. As the roofers worked, there was talk from members of hopefully getting together The 2020 event was canceled because of COVID. 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 part of the community club also as a teenager and was a “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 never allowed. Nancy remembers children from all across the area gathering at the clubhouse to play the Piedmont-Pleasant Hill children. the heart of the community,” Nancy said. It was the setting for community parties, wedding and anniversary receptions. But when the two community churches - Hill - both built fellowship halls, more events were held there. Continued 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. 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Easter Sunrise service planned KM Mountaineers beat Shelby Lions Forestview Here Thursday, See page 1B The Catawba Nation announced Friday it will fast-track the opening of the Catawba Two Kings Casino Resort project in Kings 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 Catawba Nation is eager to open the casino as quickly as possible to begin bringing economic benefits and jobs to the state and region,” CaCasino Resort project, as 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 still planned and will feature an additional 1,300 slot machines. It will be permanent structure that will become part of the full casino. Its construction is expected to take about year. “It makes sense to have ductory phase and possibly 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 off Dixon School Road in Kings Mountain, Cleveland County, is near Interstate 85 and about 35 miles west of Charlotte. The total $273 struction jobs in the region. “This project will prove to be a long-lasting and sustainable economic engine for 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, opstore to open each day. Bin Raiders purchases inventory in lots and passes the savings on to their customers. Much of the inventory items are Amazon returns or overstock. Most items are in the original packaging. “Sometimes we Fitbit watches that way,” When asked why he decided to open store, Hale as he pointed to his son, Lee. “I started the store for him. If worked in 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 at school. That is not what munities. However, Kings type of store. ‘I just observed how they did things, how they priced items and when they brought out more inventory. Then, went online and found other people who were doing the same 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 By Tabitha Thomas The Patrick Senior please call ahead to sign up so, the senior center knows (704) 734-0447. Patrick Senior Center Easter Drive-thru Thursday By Loretta Cozart American Legion Post 155 has its Vetfast Saturday morning, April 3, the Otis D. Green Post home on East Gold Street. All veterans are invited to this free breakfast the first May from am to 11 am. American Legion Veteran’s breakfast Saturday
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North Carolinians to “Fight the Bite” with Insect Repellant and Other Prevention Tools to Avoid Tick- and Mosquito-Borne Disease

As warmer weather approaches, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is urging North Carolinians to “Fight the Bite” by taking measures to reduce their risk of tick- and mosquito-borne diseases. In 2023, almost 900 cases of tick- and mosquito-borne illnesses were reported across the state.

April is Tick and Mosquito Awareness Month, and

NCDHHS is announcing the return of the Fight the Bite campaign to increase awareness about the dangers of vector-borne diseases and educate residents about measures they can take to protect themselves. Students K-12 have been invited to submit an educational poster for the annual campaign contest.

“Recent tick and mosquito surveillance show both are present in North Carolina and their bites have the potential to cause serious disease,” said Alexis M. Barbarin, Ph.D., State Public Health Entomologist. “We encourage all North Carolinians to explore the outdoors safely by taking protective measures like using DEET or other EPAapproved repellants.”


Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases can cause fever, headache, rashes, flu-like illness and other symptoms that can be severe. Lyme disease accounted for roughly 37% of all tick-borne diseases reported last year. While not reportable conditions, Southern Tick Associate Rash Illness and Alphagal syndrome have also been identified in North Carolina. Alphagal syndrome is an allergic reaction to red (mammalian) meat that has been linked to the bite of certain ticks. Most diagnoses of tickborne diseases are reported between June and September.

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“It’s About Jesus” 48 copies of “Heart On Wheels”, the book about Tommy Hicks have sold. Only two copies left and it will not be reprinted.

Ticks live in wooded, grassy and brushy areas, and frequenting these areas can put you in contact with ticks and increase your potential exposure to vector-borne diseases.

To reduce exposure to ticks:

• Use repellent that contains DEET (or other EPA approved replicants) on exposed skin and wear clothing treated with a pesticide called permethrin. Use caution when applying to children.

• Check yourself and your children for ticks if you have been in a tick habitat and remove them promptly.

• Reduce tick habitats with selective landscaping techniques.

Most mosquito-borne diseases reported in North Carolina are acquired while traveling outside the continental United States, including cases of malaria, dengue, chikungunya and Zika.

To reduce exposure to mosquitoes:

• Use mosquito repellent that contains DEET (or equivalent) when outside. Use caution when applying to children.

• Consider treating clothing and gear (such as boots, pants, socks and tents) with 0.5% permethrin.

• Install or repair screens on windows and doors and use air conditioning if possible.

The mosquito-borne diseases most often acquired in North Carolina are West Nile virus, eastern equine encephalitis and La Crosse encephalitis. Nationally, North Carolina from La Crosse virus between 2003 and 2022.

• Talk with your primary care provider or local health department if you plan to travel to an area where exotic mosquito-borne diseases occur.

• Always check your destination to identify appropriate prevention methods. Travel associated health risk information is available at https://wwwnc.

For more information on vector-borne diseases in North Carolina, visit the NCDHHS Vector-Borne Diseases webpage.

• “Tip and Toss” — reduce from flowerpots, gutters, buckets, pool covers, pet water dishes, discarded tires and birdbaths at least once a week.

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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

CASH. Seeking people for yard and greenhouse work and planting trees. Cash. Lawndale 704300-4530.

OFFICE ASSISTANCE NEEDED. Must be able to work well with public, accounting knowledge and utility billing a plus. Full time, 35 hours week. Pay D.O.E. Send resume & 3 references to Town Of Ellenboro Attn: Town Clerk PO Box 456 Ellenboro NC 28040.

RETIRED RN WILL CARE FOR your loved one. Availability 8am12pm Monday-Friday and weekends. I am a caregiver in the afternoons. 828-980-4731.



HOME REMODELING. Interior and exterior remodeling. Call today for your free estimate! (828) 244-7087 charliejohnston32@

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

CONCRETE WORKS. Driveways, Patios, Garage slabs, Concrete repairs and removable. Bobcat work also available. 828-716-0510.

WELDING SERVICES- 25+ Years Experience. In Shop and Mobile. Metal fabrication and repair. Aluminum, Stainless, and Carbon Steel. (704) 472-7305

CLEVELAND COUNTY GARAGE DOORS. Summer Tune-up Special, $69.95. We will check all your equipment lube, make sure it’s working correctly. We repair broken doors. Also offering new installations. 704-472-9367.


TONEY’S PLUMBING REPAIR. Tub, faucet installation, kitchen lavatory installation, hot water heater repair/replace, drain clean. All work guaranteed. 828429-5035.



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


CONCRETE REMOVAL, JUNK REMOVAL, demolition, retaining walls, pavers and grading. 828-453-8113.



AUCTION. Onsite and Online Saturday, April 20th, 2024 - 10 am Preview: Friday, April 19th, 2024 - 10 till 6 pm Location: 145 Kirks Drive Hot Springs, NC 28743 www. Partial Listing: 20’ Shipping Containers, Tractors, Cattle Gates, Boat, Trucks, Implements and more EDWARD JOHNSON AUCTIONEERS, INC NC8134 NC8496 (828) 593-9649


YARD SALE. Sat., April 13, 2024 from 8:00 AM - ? Hwy 18 North turn onto Hendrick Lake Rd then second road on right is Lakehurst Dr. Too much to list! Something for everyone. 705 Lakehurst Drive, Shelby, NC 28150

CORNERSTONE CHURCH OF GOD. 202 Margrace Rd. We start in the Bible, we stay in the Bible and we finish in the Bible. We believe Jesus is coming soon. Come visit Sunday morning-10:30 am, Sunday evening-6 PM. Kings Mountain, NC 28086

NEIGHBORHOOD YARD SALE. April 13, 2024, 7:30AM-12:00PM. Multi-Yard Sales in Highland Pines Subdivision, 105 Rachel Court, Shelby, NC 28152. No early Birds. Rain Date May 4th. (828) 606-5796



Thur., April 11, 2024 from 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM; Fri. April 12, 2024 from 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM; Sat., April 13, 2024 from 9:00 AM2:00 PM; Sun., April 14, 2024 from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM. Natu-



YARD SALE, Sat. April 13, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM. Come help our church members to go to Home League Camp. 305 N Lafayette St., Shelby, NC 28150 (704) 482-0375

SALE. SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 2024. 7:30AM-until. 506 College Avenue, Shelby NC 25152. Table saw, 3 oil pumps, generator, metal saw, grinder, antique 20x16 door mirror, 2 recliners, old safe, lawn edger, old wood cabinet, etc.

SALE, SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 2024, 8:30AM-until. No early birds! Men, women, and children’s clothing, etc. 4501 E Dixon Blvd, Shelby, NC 28152.

HOUSEHOLD SALE. April 13, 8:00AM-3:00PM. 2222 Gaffney Road, Shelby NC 28152. Items Sold: Furniture, kitchen/cooking, glassware, serving dishes, dinnerware, flatware, medical equipment, storage containers, shelving, electronics, cameras, recreation games, sewing machine, office supplies, books, music, movie DVDs, vinyl records, exercise equipment, workshop tools, cleaning supplies, misc. All proceeds donated go to Boilings Springs Baptist Church in memory of Sherman Parrish.

SHIPPING CONTAINER YARD SALE. Sat., April 13, 2024; 118 Woodland Ave. Boiling Springs, NC from 8:00 AM - until it’s gone. Everything in the 40’ shipping container must go! Lots of plumbing supplies, Kelvinator refrigerator, bicycles, train bell, specialty lavatory bowls, lumber, tools, pipes and fittings, automotive supplies, ladders, and much more.

MULTI-FAMIILY YARD SALE SAT., April 13th, 2024 from 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM. Tools, Toys, Jewelry, Old Stuff & More! 2913 and 2920 Sheree Lane, (Approximately One Mile North of Lattimore) Shelby, NC 28150

GIANT YARD SALE. Something for everyone. Friday and Saturday April 12th and 13th. Tools, furniture, antiques, computers, hunting, fishing, and sporting equipment, and much more. 5362 Casar Road, Lawndale, NC 28090 (704) 418-9842

MOVING SALE. Furniture, Lamps, Books. Moving out sale. 1 day only. April 13, 9:001:00. 3 bedroom sets, tables, lamps, clothing, books, kitchen accessories, etc. 1308 Jackson Trey Drive, Kings Mountain, NC 28086 parisrn3@



CRAFT FAIR & YARD SALE. April 13, 10:00AM-6:00PM. 506 S Lafayette Street, Shelby, NC 25852. 704-487-6555.


April 13th 9:00AM-12:00PM. 1207 W Dixon Blvd., Shelby, NC 28152. All Children’s Items!

YARD SALE. Sat., April 13th, 8 am-1 pm. Women’s & Babies clothes, Household items. Everything must go. 1849 Stony Point Rd., Shelby, NC 28150


YARD SALE. APRIL 20, 2024, 8:00AM-3:00PM. 8400 Reeps Grove Church Road, Vale NC 28168. Rain Date Apr 27th. Beds, tools, hardware, lumber, elecrtical, plumbing, ATV, camper, crafts, linens, antique furniture and toys, adult and children’s clothing, house ware, dishes, curtains, avon, glass door, metal sink, etc.






Saturday, April 13 from 7am - until. Men’s rods, etc. 173 Harris Street, Rutherfordton, NC 28139

ESTATE SALE. Friday, April 19, 9:00-3:00 and Saturday, April 20, 9:00-3:00. Beautifully restored 1969 Zenith Radio – Southington Fine China (Made in Poland) –Cochrane Furniture (Lincolnton, NC), light-up entertainment center, a Gandy (made in Macon, GA) 9ft. Pool Table, Pub Table & Barstools – gaming table – signed football by John Elway, sports memorabilia – LOTS OF TOOLS, plumbing tools, plumbing parts, Craftsman Toolbox, air compressor, rocking chairs, tables, TV’s, lamps, Refrigerator, washer, kitchen dishes, glassware, lots of knick-knacks, collectibles and MORE! 1920 Big Island Road, Rutherfordton, NC 28139


CHURCH PEWS. 26 CUSHIONED PEWS- approx. 11’ long each. 14 white and brown, 12 solid brown. Pickup in Union, SC. (864) 762-8415 FOR

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. (704) 3001818

TRACTORS, EQUIPMENT, RIDING MOWERS, GARDEN TILLERS, GO-KARTS. Ready to mow. All in excellent condition. Can deliver, 30+ years experience in repair work. 828-980-0853, 704-476-9383.

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. (704) 300-1818

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

4 ADJOINING GRAVE PLOTS. In Cleveland Memorial Cemetery. All 4 plots together for $2,000. Individually-$600. Dorothy McSwain - 704-434-6443 or Ed Bowman - 704-740-7744.

LAWN MOWERS $2200 2022

Ariens. 52in cut. Zero turn. 172 hours. $2200 2007 Kubota 4WD diesel. 800 hours (704) 300-8201

GRILLE SIZE PROPANE TANK. $10 I have empty grill size propane tanks $10 (704) 300-1818

ROUND CLAW FOOT TABLE. $50 round claw foot table needs top refinished (704) 300-1818

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. 704434-6389, (704) 473-0867

Street, Shelby, NC

FAMILY YARD SALE. Fri., April 12th 8:00AM-1:00PM, Sat. April 13th 7:00AM-1:00PM. Clothes, appliances, tools, what nots, hardwood flooring, brand new medical equipment, etc. 1017 Crowder Road, Shelby, NC 28150.

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

ITEMS FOR SALE. Almost new Whirlpool Washer & Dryer-$800,Fullsize antique brass bed-(80 to 100 years old)-$200, nice Queen bed-$50. 704-4735240.

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New wagon horse harness & saddle repaired, cleaned, oiled, come see J.D. at 591 Short Road, Ellenboro, NC 28040. Closed Sunday & Thursday.
RETIRED VETERAN. Reasonable Lawn Care. Mowing, trimming, blowing, pressure washing. Low rates. Call 704-297-6540 FOR REASONABLE RATE LAWN SERVICE. Call (704) 4724737 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,
THE CONTRACTOR. Painting, roofing, tile floors, wood decks, fences & carpentry work. Free estimates. Ask for Jim 828-429-7511.
(Joe) (704) 692-1097
rally Unique Antique Collectables LLC presents an Estate
Antiques, Antiques, Antiques! 332 Westlee
Tag Sale.
MEN’S NEW CRUISER BIKE. Men’s used bicycle. $75 for both. 828-782-7221. NEW PREDATOR 15HP MOTOR, never had oil, $700. Rear-tine tiller, like new $700. Riding mower, 10hrs., $1,000. 1972 Dunebuggy $8,000. 828-305-4941. SELF-PROPELLED SNAPPER LAWNMOWER. Great Deal! New in box. Snapper XD 82 V max steel lawnmower. 21” cut. Includes charger, 2 batteries 2Ah lithium-ion, and bagger (1.6 bushel/2.1 cubic ft). Rapid 30 min. charge. Self-propelled with variable speeds. Push button start. 3 in 1 mowing deck (mulch, bag, discharge). Vertical storage. Retail price at Lowes/amazon is $550. $400 or MAKE ME AN OFFER!! Cash only. (704) 4725871 Continued To Page 23 CLASSIFIED FIED ADS To place your ad go to or call 828-248-1408 Deadline: Tuesday at 3:00 pm All Classified Ads That Have Been Paid and Placed Online or Published in Print Will Not Be Refunded if Ad is Cancelled. Tld Part


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



BARS & ROUNDS Available (While Supplies Last)* Plus:

KNIVES•KNIVES•KNIVES at Jake’s Knives & Coins located at 1008 S. Lafayette St., Shelby. Call 704-600-6996 or (980) 295-5568

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) 2455895

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

FEW BUTTS ABOUT IT. $450 Lazy Boy couch with two reclining chairs.Rarely Used! Set will be great in home or rental. (704) 300-7164

2-pedestals. $495. Harley Motorcycle Seats & Helmets. Excellent condition, includes Mustang seat. 828-289-1817.


WANTED: OLD AND NEW AMMO. Reloading supplies. Call 828-245-6756

AKC REGISTERED LAB PUPS. 8 male, 3 females. Chocolate & black. $500 each. Taking deposits now. Ready for new home April 15th. 704-692-1627 or 704-8424436.


PUPPIES FOR SALE. These 2 sweet little girls are looking for their forever homes. Vet checked and ready to go April 16th. Asking $500 each. (704) 734-7088

FOR SALE PALOMINO GELDING. Good trail horse. Friendly and good around other horses and animals. 15 years old. $1,100. 704300-7538.

PUPPIES 4 Sabel AKC. Registered German Shepard puppies. $600 each call for info. (864) 4903579


Shih Poo reduced $600, Ready now. UTD. Yorkie, registered, Vet examined, genetic health guarantee $1500. Excellent references. Text 980-422-6901 (980) 4226901 thinking12341234@yahoo. com

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) 245-5895

PIGEONS. White Homing Pigeons for sale $15. Various colors for $10. Lawndale. (704) 472-9481

BOXER PUPPIES. CKC registered 7 week old Boxer Puppies. Shots & worming. Some Fawn and white, some brindle and white. $300 each 704-766-3135

MINI JACK DONKEY. In search of mini Jack donkey. Call 828248-8060



AVAILABLE Tractor with 6’ rototiller. No job too big or small ! (704) 692-4079


BOER BILLY GOAT FOR BREEDING. 1 1/2 years old. $200. 828-980-5067.

KOI FISH FOR SALE. All colors; short and long fin; 4”-5” $5. Each; larger $10. each. (864) 546-2778

AKC CANE CORSO. Registered

AKC Cane Corso puppies. Shots up to date, ready to go. $1000. (704) 974-2716


2014 R-POD 178 TRAVEL TRAILER: Excellent condition, full kitchen, heat/air, sleeps 4, many extras, $11,000. Appointments: 828-447-8475.

2022 JAYCO PINNACLE 36FBTS $89,500

Excellent like new condition. This luxurious 5th wheel is ready to go home with you! Equipped for full-time living, this Jayco Pinnacle offers details such as maple cabinetry, residential sized appliances w/ island and pantry. The cabinetry is done in the super popular Modern Farnhouse w lighted pendants, low lighting and highlighting, too! With 1 and 1/2 baths, you will enjoy vessel sinks, cedar lined walkin closet, teak wood shower bench and built in hamper, and lighted mirrors. Your full size washer and dryer fits into a closet in the master bath, nicely.You will be comfortable in the king bed owners quarters, with a flip up dresser and large television. The living room offers a queen pull out, a heated loveseat w massage and lighting, a fireplace w a televator and a view!! Yep, there is a dining area that accomodates up to 4 people. We greatly enjoyed our short time in this rig, while we renovated an old home. Did I mention central vac?? On the exterior you are afforded awnings over the slide outs in addition to the two large shade awnings, an outdoor television, a big ol’ storage hold and more vacuum access. Contact us for more... Highly Motivated to Sell. (941) 504-2839 tmlara@



1998 F150 Truck 130k miles. 50th Anniversary. 2004 Laredo Jeep. Call for information. 704-3084938.


BOAT WORK. Tune Ups for Jet Skis, outboard motors. Fiber Glass repair for Boats call 561856-9946.

MINI DOODLE PUPS REPUTABLE BREEDER. Shih Tzu Doodle puppies, under 10lb grown. Breeder of merit, vet tech trainer for 35+ years. Call, text or email 864-623-8803. (801) 696-3262

AKC DOBERMAN PINSCHERS. European bloodline, tails docked, dew claws removed, health guarantee, full registration, born 3/11/2024. $2000. Also have Facebook, Melissa’s Gorgeous Dobies. Taking deposits now. Call 252-360-9827 to schedule time to visit pups & the fam. (252) 3609827

2016 FORD FUSION. Burgundy, Automatic, 4 cylinder, A/C, Power Seats, Cruise, Alloy Wheels, Power Windows & Locks, 131,782 miles, $8495, (704) 482-0441 2020 FORD F-150 122,000 miles. Fully Loaded, Crew Cab. $23,000. (704) 884-6461

2011 DODGE DAKOTA TRUCK Automatic, V6, 79,856 miles. Clean, runs great, good tires. $11,500 negotiable. Cash or cashier’s check. 704-297-5869.

Myrtle Beach, SC 29572


A1 HOUSING-AFFORDABLE HOMES FOR EVERYONE DO YOU OWN LAND? DO YOU WANT TO SAVE MONEY ON A HOME? A1 Housing LLC is HERE FOR YOU! We have homes with payments starting at $800/month* LAND OWNER’S SPECIAL GOING ON NOW ON ALL MODELS IN STOCK AND CUSTOM ORDERED! Call us for details 704-744-1500 for details! (704) 774-1500

14X58, 2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH singlewide mobile home in Rutherford County, MUST BE MOVED! Great condition, title in hand, $7500. 828-305-1071






2&3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Nice and clean, water furnished. Oak Grove Community, Kings Mtn. Call or text, 704-7390259. (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



HOMES. Small private park between Spindale and Forest City. Starting at $700 per month. 828382-0475.

OAKLAND- 1 bedroom apartment, like new. SS appliances. $685 plus deposit and references. Only well qualified apply. 828-351-3322.

ONE BEDROOM 4 RENT. Taking applications for clean apartment. All utilities included. Washer/Dryer hookup. No pets! No smoking! Credit/background check. (828) 429-8135 bandj@bellsouth.nst

THREE BEDROOM, JUST REMODELED. Quiet, wooded, mature mobile home park. Landlord on site. Nationwide background check. No pets. 828-429-9276.

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each or $900 for both. Call 704-418-9331. FORD RANGER MOTORS AND TRANSMISSIONS. Ford Fusion motors and transmissions.
and up. (828) 287-3820 HOVEROUND MOTORS, NEW $475 Delivered, install both for +$175. Motors must have plug connectors. Scooterman John 704-951-4224 (704) 951-4224 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 FOR SALE 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 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 1996 KAWASAKI VULCAN 1500 MOTORCYCLE. 34,000 miles, $1,500. Precision Tool & Die vices with other tooling, $1,500. 704-750-4133. MULTIPLE ITEMS. Hisense Mini Fridge $25.
trailer tires
rims size 5.30x12
steel black kitchen chairs $40. One wooden kitchen chair $20. 26in High Tide riding bike, like new $70. 26in Antique Huffy riding bike $60. One rocking chair, like new $30. One wooden rocking chair, like new $50.
473-7699 ALL NEW IN BOX. 50” Flat screen TV $150. Tablet $30. Firestick $30. Thick, padded folding chairs 2 per box $25. (704) 4723472 OVAL SHAPED OAK TABLE w/8 chairs. Good condition.2-leafs,
and Men’s Trek Bikes for Sale. $500
$40. Two
or cell # 828-2891488. WANT TO BUY CARS& TRUCKS. Trailers, Tractors, Farm Equipment. Must have ID and proof of ownership. Callahan’s Towing. (704) 692-1006 WE’LL
BUY YOUR UNWANTED VEHICLES. Cash! Title Preferred. Charlie at 980-403-5859. CASH FOR YOUR CAR. Running or not, title or no title. Call Charles Dellinger at Red Road Towing. 704-692-6767, (704) 487-0228 I PAY CASH FOR DIABETIC TEST STRIPS. Up to $10 per 100ct. Must be Unused, Unexpired. I’m local and pay fast. (828) 577-4197
Hyd. Top & Side Link. Gear Shift, Shuttle 3rd Function valve, Front end loader. less than 200 hrs.
$22,000. 704-616-0309.
CARS & TRUCKS 1979 CADILLAC SEDAN RARE CLASSIC, 425 engine, 400 transmission, 61,000 miles, needs no work, drive anywhere. 870-404-4810. 1995 TOYOTA COROLLA Wagon DX, 101Kmi., white, very good condition, looks /runs good, new tires & battery, all power, A/C. $4490.
FOR SALE. 2015 Harley Sportster Custom 1200. Low Miles. Ready to ride. $8,500. 704-4720448.
VACATION RENTAL- MYRTLE BEACH 3BR condo, available June 1-8, June 8-15, August 1724. $1895 weekly. Nights available April/May. 828-447-6611.
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 FOR RENT CLEVELAND COUNTY LAUREL HILL APARTMENTS 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.
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: hilltopinfo@hopperproperties. com (828) 829-5850 CLASSIFIEDS Continued From Page 22 SHOP LOCAL! ALL CLASSIFIEDS ONLINE & IN PRINT Classified Deadline is 3:00pm Tuesday
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