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WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS!
WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Luke 1
The Birth of Jesus Foretold
26 In the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, 27 to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.”
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Forrest Hite remembers a century of change as he celebrates 101 years
Forrest Hite remembers a century of change as he celebrates 101 years
    Celebrating his 101st birthday December 9, Forrest Hite recalled the day he saw his father Henry’s Model-T Ford, the first car sold in his hometown of Huntington, West Virginia, and then he remembered  the day a man walked on the moon.
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Congratulation Roy Blanton!
Congratulation Roy Blanton!
Our week #15 Shelby Shopper & Info Football Contest winner was Roy Blanton, Sr., a Carolina Panthers fan, from Shelby. His ballot was the only one received picking 11 out of 12 games correctly and guessing a tie-breaker score of 28 points.
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Opinions

Bible Study: My Carnal Mind
Bible Study: My Carnal Mind
As a small child growing  up in a wicked world seeing all the things that happen, never one time giving thought to or knowing why. You could always hear, just meaness in people.
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Obituaries

Gene LeGrand
Gene LeGrand

Shelby has lost one its community leaders and proudest citizens with the passing of Gene LeGrand.

Mr. Le Grand died peacefully on 16 December, 2013, aged 91. 
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Jerry Alan Moore
Jerry Alan Moore, 49, 336 NC 120 Hwy, Mooresboro, NC, passed away on Tuesday, December 17, 2013, at Hospice at Wendover. 
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Johnny Franklin Reynolds
Mr. Johnny Franklin Reynolds, formerly of Delview Rd, passed away on Monday, December 16, 2013 at Countrytime Inn Assisted Living in Kings Mountain. 
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Versie Ward Spangler
Versie Ward Spangler
Versie Ward Spangler, 91, of Shelby, NC, passed away on Wednesday, December 18, 2013, at Hospice at Wendover. 
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Sports

Outdoor Truths: Aiming Outdoorsmen Toward Christ Dec 19, 2013
Outdoor Truths: Aiming Outdoorsmen Toward Christ Dec 19, 2013
We all like to be identified with certain things. Some people will drive nothing but a Ford – except for the Chevy guys who think Ford stands for Fix Or Repair Daily.
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Congratulations Cleveland Mustangs!!!
Congratulations Cleveland Mustangs!!!
 In mid-November, Special Olympics Cleveland County Flag Football team attended the 24th Annual NIRSA Mid-Atlantic Regional Flag Football Classic  at the University of Maryland.
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Golden Lions Capture State Championship
Golden Lions Capture State Championship
Shelby High School Football Coach Lance Ware arrived back in Shelby on Saturday night, December 14 after his team won the state championship in Chapel Hill. Pictured: Coach Ware is surrounded by his staff as they continued the celebration.
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Church News

Area Church News Dec 19, 2013 Edition
Friendship United Methodist Church & Fallston Baptist Church
        The combined choirs of Friendship United Methodist Church & Fallston Baptist Church will present the musical drama “Christmas Shoes”. The musical will be held at Friendship United Methodist Church, 111 Friendship Dr., Fallston, NC on the following dates Saturday, December 21, 6:00pm and Sunday, December 22, 3:00pm. The event is free & open to all. Please bring non-perishable food items to help stock local food pantries.
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Neighborhood Calendar

Neighborhood Calendar Dec 19, 2013 Edition
Shelby Parks & Recreation
        Join Shelby Parks & Recreation and see their Christmas lights that are along Dorton Drive at Shelby City Park and extend from Thompson Gardens down past the Carrousel.   The lights and inflatables will be available to the public free of cost from dusk-10pm through January 1st, 2014. The Carrousel will be in operation Friday & Saturday 1:00-5:00pm and Sunday 1:30-5:00pm at $.50 a ride!
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Community News

LINCOLNTON LIONS SPONSOR CHILDREN’S BOOK SIGNING AND SALE
 The Lincolnton Lions Club and Lizzie Lu’s  Gift Shop are sponsoring a book signing and fundraiser on Saturday, December 21st from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Lizzie Lu’s Gift Shop, 233 East Main Street in Downtown Lincolnton.
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Reflections: Through the Aperture of Karin Mullins
The Winter Exhibit in the Cleveland County Memorial Library Gallery features the interesting photography of artist-photographer, Karin Mullins. The show opens December 5 and will be on display now through January 31, 2014.
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Troop 101 Holds Fundraiser
John Rabb and son, Elijah
Troop 101 Holds Fundraiser
Boy and Cub Scouts from First Baptist’s Troop #101 greeted and waited on guests at a special breakfast buffet fundraiser at Smoke on the Square restaurant in Shelby on Saturday, Dec. 14th, 2013.
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Amy Hartley Has A Decade Of Bell Ringing Experience
Amy Hartley Has A Decade Of Bell Ringing Experience
Amy Hartley has been ringing the Salvation Army bell for the past ten years. Above, she welcomes seven year old Ian Gardner as he contributes to the red kettle.
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Neighborhood Crime Watch Program
Neighborhood Crime Watch Program
Block Captains, together with Sheriff Alan Norman and Lieutenant Bryan Gordon, gathered around the new Woodlawn Park Community Watch sign. It was the official Neighborhood Watch kick-off in their community.
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