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Obituaries

A D Carpenter

A D Carpenter, age 97, was born December 19, 1919 and died March 13, 2017.

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Avery King
Avery King

Avery King, age 69, of Forest City, NC, passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at the Hospice House of Rutherford County.

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Betty Luckadoo Wall
Betty Luckadoo Wall

Betty Luckadoo Wall, age 70, of Forest City, NC, passed away Saturday, March11, 2017 at the Hospice House of Rutherford County.

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Charles L. Early "Tuney"

Charles L. Early "Tuney" passed away on March 12, 2017 at his home with his daughter Debbie by his side.

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Charles Michael "Mike" Roper

Charles Michael "Mike" Roper, died on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at Caromont Healthcare in Gastonia, NC at the age of 67.

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Edward
Edward "Eddie" Victor Ledford, Sr.

Edward "Eddie" Victor Ledford, Sr. age 69, died Monday, March 13, 2017 at his home.

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Gerald Ray "Chick" Neill

Gerald Ray "Chick" Neill, age 77, passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at Carolina Healthcare Systems- Kings Mountain.

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James Larry Crowe
James Larry Crowe

James Larry Crowe, age 77, husband of Kaye Byrd Atchley Crowe of 1635 Hwy 221 S. Forest City, NC passed away Sunday at his home.

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John David Thomas

Gaffney -- John David Thomas, 59, of 601 East Junior High Road, passed away Tuesday, March 7th, 2017.

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Lemmie Nixsanders Newton

Lemmie Nixsanders Newton, 95 of the Ellenboro community passed away on
Saturday, March 11, 2017 at his home.

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Linda Bostic Moore
Linda Bostic Moore

Linda Bostic Moore, 66, of Spindale, died Monday, March 13, 2017 at Hospice House.

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Margaret Isabelle Allen Stroud
Margaret Isabelle Allen Stroud

Margaret Isabelle Allen Stroud, of White Oak Manor of Shelby, went to her heavenly home Friday March 10, 2017, she was 109 years old.

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Mary Gladys Heavner Mauney

Mary Gladys Heavner Mauney, age 86, passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at Peak Resources Cherryville.

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Michael Lemmons
Michael Lemmons

Michael Lemmons, 54, passed away Monday March 13, 2017 at Carolinas Healthcare Systems-Cleveland.

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Nellie Warren West

Nellie Warren West, 82, of Union Mills, died Sunday, March 12, 2017 at her home. A native of McDowell County, she was the daughter of the late John and Doria Holiman Warren. She was a retired nurse.

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Nelson Sneed Sellers

Kings Mountain - Mr. Nelson Sneed Sellers, 74, of Sellers Road, passed away
on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Peak Resources in Cherryville.

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Patricia Hamrick Wangerien
Patricia Hamrick Wangerien

Patricia Hamrick Wangerien, 68, of Mooresboro, died Sunday, March 12, 2017.

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Paul Russell Auton
Paul Russell Auton

Mr. Paul Russell Auton, 86 of Shelby, passed away Monday, March 13, 2017 at Wendover Hospice House in Shelby.

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Peggy Jane Cartee
Peggy Jane Cartee

Peggy Jane Cartee, 67, of 28373 Highway 76 East, passed away Monday, March 13th, 2017, at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills.

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R.T. Ernie Willis
R.T. Ernie Willis

SHELBY- R.T. Ernie Willis, 59, passed away Friday March 10, 2017 at Carolinas Healthcare System-Cleveland.

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Ronald E.
Ronald E. "Rollie" Crane

Ronald E. "Rollie" Crane, 70, passed peacefully in his home surrounded by his family, loved ones, and faithful companion, Buddy, on Saturday, Mar. 11, 2017.

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Ronnie Edward Reeves

Mr. Ronnie Edward Reeves age 42 of K.D. Support Group Home passed away Wednesday March 8, 2017.

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Rose Mary Adams Henderson
Rose Mary Adams Henderson

Rose Mary Adams Henderson, 58, of Spindale, died Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

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Shirley Sisk Stinchcomb
Shirley Sisk Stinchcomb

Shirley Sisk Stinchcomb, 83, died Mon., Monday, Mar. 13, 2017, at CaroMont Health in Gastonia.

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Stuart Robertson Keyes Jr.

Stuart Robertson Keyes Jr., age 94, of Rutherfordton died Tuesday at Hospice House.

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Teresa Gaile Martin

Teresa Gaile Martin, 59, of 1952 Martin Road, passed away Tuesday, March 14th, 2017, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

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Sports

Large Crowd Attends Cleveland County Ducks Unlimited Annual Dinner
Large Crowd Attends Cleveland County Ducks Unlimited Annual Dinner

A large crowd was in attendance at the Cleveland County Ducks Unlimited Annual Dinner on March 10, 2017. The dinner included a meal of chicken, barbecue, auctions, drawings, and recognitions.

Photo by Jeff Melton

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Church News

Area Church News March 16, 2017

Double Springs Baptist Church, Shelby

Double Springs Baptist Church, 1130 Double Springs Church, Shelby, NC, will hold a yard sale Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18, 2017, that will benefit Relay For Life. The sale is 6:00-8:00pm on Friday and 7:00-11:00am on Saturday. A biscuit breakfast will be available at 7:30am.

St. Mary Help of Christian Catholic Church, Shelby

St. Mary Help of Christian Church, Shelby, NC, will be holding a Friday fish fry (open to the public). The Fish Fry will be held on the following Fridays: March 17, March 24, March 31, and April 7, 2017. Hours are 5:30pm to 8:00pm at the St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church Hall, 818 McGowan Rd, Shelby, NC 28150. The event is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council 11946, Shelby, NC. Fish fry, complete meal: $8 adult and $4 child's portion. Take out available. Family value: Any size family $25 (dine in only) Meal includes: Two pieces of fish (only one in child's portion) served with French fries, hush-puppies, coleslaw, and choice of drink. Macaroni and cheese also available. Proceeds will go to support the good works of the Knights of Columbus.

Boiling Springs United Methodist Church

Boiling Springs United Methodist Church will be holding a Rummage Sale, Saturday, March 18, 2017, 7:00am - 12:00pm. All kinds of items: books, clothing, homegoods, kitchen items, and furniture just to name a few. All proceeds go towards area mission.

Temple Baptist Church, Six Points

Temple Baptist Church, Six Points, corner of Franklin and Goode Road will be holding a Give-a-way of clothes and groceries Saturday, March 18, 2017, 9:00am til 11:00am.

Christ Centered Church, Shelby

Christ Centered Church invites you to the fellowship gathering Kindom Studies (Bible Study) every Wednesday 7:00-8:00pm. Held at Upscale Quick Stop Convenience Store & Grill, 3056 South Lafayette St., Shelby, NC. Special announcement: Join the on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at 9:00am for their prayer breakfast. Guest speaker will be Prophetess Corinthy Guthrie of Apostolic Empowerment Center, 711 Cherokee Ave., Gaffney, SC. Everyone is invited. Contact 864-491-2382 for information.

Polkville Baptist Church

The Infant and Preschool Clothing Closet at Polkville Baptist Church is open on the third Saturday (this month March 18, 2017) and each month from 9:00-11:00am. Our mission is to serve others with the resources God has provided us and to share the love of Christ with those we come in contact with. We minister by providing baby items to families in the community that are in need of assistance for their children. Baby clothing 0-24 months and 2T-5T are available along with other baby items. Please bring picture ID for parent and social security or Medicaid cards for children.

Dover Baptist Church, Shelby

Dover Baptist Church, 1501 Polkville Road, Shelby, NC, will be holding a Chicken Pie Supper on Saturday, March 18, 2017, from 5:00-7:00pm. The cost is $7 per person (plus any donations will be appreciated). Carryouts will be $7 per plate. Please come, enjoy the delicious food and good fellowship.

Mulls Memorial Baptist Church, Shelby

Mulls Memorial Baptist Church, 3299 Fallston Rd. (Hwy 18 North), Shelby, NC, will be holding a revival Sun.-Wed., March 19-22, 2017, 7:00pm nightly. Everyone is invited.

Morris Memorial Baptist Church, Casar

Morris Memorial Baptist Church, 421 Moriah Church Rd., Casar, NC will hold their 2017 Spring Revival Wednesday, March 22, 2017 thru Friday, March 24, 2017, 7:00pm nightly. Dr. Chris Emory is the Pastor. Dr. Phil Kidd will be the Guest Evangelist. There will be special singing each night.

Rehobeth United Methodist Church, Shelby

Rehobeth United Methodist Church, 2036 Rehobeth Church Rd., Shelby, NC, will be holding a Soup Supper, Saturday, March 25, 2017, from 5:00pm til 7:30pm. Donations only. All donations will be appreciated.

Living Word Ministries, Stanley

The Golden Valley Crusaders Bluegrass will be in concert at Lowesville Gospel Concerts/Living Word Ministries, 1062 Hwy 16 South, Lowesville (Stanley), NC, Saturday, March 25, 2017, at 6:00pm. This is a free concert, however a love offering will be received. They have Southern Gospel every 2nd Saturday and Bluegrass Gospel every 4th Saturday. Everyone welcome.

Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, Mooresboro

Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, 1301 Mt. Pleasant Church Rd., Mooresboro, NC, will be holding a poor man's supper for its outreach program Saturday March 25, 2017, 5-7pm. The menu will be Weiners, Livermush, Pintoes, Slaw, Potato Salad, Mac. & Cheese, Corn Bread & rolls, desserts and drinks. Cost: donations. Take out plates available. There will also be a cake sale.

Long Branch Road Baptist Church, Forest City

Long Branch Road Baptist Church, 621 Long Branch Road, Forest City, NC, will be holding a BBQ Dinner Saturday, March 25, 2017, 5:00pm - 7:00pm. Dinner includes BBQ, slaw, hush puppies,

fries, baked beans, drink & dessert. Cost - $10 per plate. Children 6-12 $5; and 5 and under - free. Take out available. For information call 828-429-4479.

Sulphur Springs Methodist Church, Shelby

The Sulphur Springs Methodist Church Annual Spring Fling Chicken lunch and supper will be held Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 12:00 noon until 7:00pm. Pit-cooked chicken, homemade hushpuppies, French fries, slaw, delicious homemade desserts and tea. Adults: $10, children: (5-12) $5. All proceeds go to Building Fund.

Ramseur Baptist Church, Statesville

Ramseur Baptist Church, 3109 Ramseur Church Rd., Statesville, NC would like to invite you to the installation service of the Rev. R.L. McElhlaney and First Lady Shelia McElhaney. The service will be held Sunday, March 26, 2017, at 3:00pm. The Rev. Burrell Brooks of the St. John Baptist Church of Statesville, NC, will be the speaker.

Bethel Ministries, Kings Mountain

Please come join Bethel Ministries and Family Outreach Restoration Ministries for a Night of Prayer and Worship on Friday, March 31, 2017, at 7:00pm and on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 10:00am, for classes on Kingdom Leadership, Kingdom Financial System taught by Apostle Cruceta Jeffeirs. Discipleship and The True Deliverance Ministry taught by Evangelist Justin Ramsey. Also at 5:00pm, there will be a Panelist session with various vessels from surrounding areas. This event will take place at Family Outreach Restoration Ministries located at 201 Walker Street, Kings Mountain, NC. For more information please contact bethel.ministries@yahoo.com or feel free to call 704-842-3790.

Palm Tree United Methodist Church, Lawdale

Palm Tree United Methodist Church, Lawndale, NC, will be holding a singing featuring Gospel group Resounding Glory from Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, at 6:00pm on Sunday, April 2, 2017. Love offering to be taken. Join them for good music and good fellowship.

Anew Beginning Baptist Church, Blacksburg

Anew Beginning Baptist Church, 145 Battleground Dr., Blacksburg, SC, will be holding a building fundraiser (on their new land) Saturday, April 8, 2017. Runners, cyclist, walkers and community spectators are invited to participate. You can choose to run/walk a 5K, walk 1 mile or participate in a benefit ride. Two routes will be available for the cyclist to choose from. A 10-15 mile ride for beginners/intermediate riders which will take you thru a scenic route of Antioch, SC or a 21.6 more strenuous ride thru the Kings Mountain Battleground and Pinnacle Hill. Register prior to Saturday, April 1, 2017, by calling 704-477-0638 and pay $20 which includes a t-shirt ($15 for walkers). After April 1 the cost will increase by $5 and will not include a shirt. Please go out to support their efforts. Corn-hole tournament, non-profit exhibits and food will also be available. Benefit begins at 9:00am.

Putnam Baptist Church, Shelby

Putnam Baptist Church, 1146 County Home Road, Shelby, NC. Marriage 911 First Response - Is your marriage in crisis? Do you see the signs that your marriage is headed towards crisis? Are you separated and on the path towards divorce? There is a reason to have hope! For more information call 704-477-1168. Premarital- Enrichment- Crisis/Separated- Step family. www.allinmarriage.com. allinmarriage@gmail.com.

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Neighborhood Calendar

NEIGHBORHOOD CALENDAR OF EVENTS MARCH 16, 2017

Relay for Life

Relay for Life events:

Double Springs Baptist Church, 1130 Double Springs Church Road, off Washburn Switch Road, Shelby, NC, will hold a yard sale Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18, 2017, that will benefit Relay For Life. The sale is 6:00-8:00pm on Friday and 7:00-11:00am on Saturday. A biscuit breakfast will be available at 7:30am.

A Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2017, 7:00am until 1:00pm at 107 Twin Lake Dr., Boiling Springs, NC. Glass chandelier, Hunter ceiling fan, Corner Cabinet, 1920 Desk, Cane Chair, Cedar Chest, lots Porcelain figurines, Rugs, Computer, Linens & throws, Fitz & Floyd items, household items, Decor items, too many items to list. Check it out, all monies go to Relay for Life to fight cancer!!

Hospice Cleveland County

Hospice Cleveland County Events:

"Reflections" Sharing Group This grief sharing group meets for six weeks. No cost and open to anyone who has lost a loved one. If you plan to attend one of our groups, please make every effort to attend all six sessions. Registration forms are available at Hospice Cleveland County Administration Office or by calling 704-487-4677. Thursdays: March 16, 23, 30, and April 6, 13, 20, 2017. 5:30pm to 7:00pm Hospice Administration Building.

Participants will have the opportunity to make a teddy bear or pillow out of a loved one's shirt or other article of clothing. Children are welcome if accompanied by an adult. Space is limited. Please call one of the Grief Counselors at 704-487-4677 to reserve your space. Tuesday, March 21, 2017 or Tuesday April 18, 2017 9:00am - noon or 4:00pm - 7:00pm.

Learn About Hospice Volunteering! Hospice Cleveland County will offer an informational program for those willing to donate their time and talents to learn more about volunteer opportunities. This program is FREE and will be held monthly at the time and location listed. Thursday March 23, 2017, 5:30 to 7:30 at Hospice Administration Building.

South Mountains State Park, Connelly Springs

South Mountains State Park, 3001 South Mountains Park Avenue, Connelly Springs, NC: Upcoming Environmental Programs:

Saturday, March 18, 2017 - "Streamside Hike" - Join a Park Ranger for an easy walk to learn more about the Jacob Fork River. We'll talk about watersheds, common plants and animals, and water quality. Meet at the Jacob Fork Parking Area at 11:00 am. "Skulls & Skins" - Drop by between 2-3:00 pm and hear about some of the animals that call South Mountains State Park home. "Wilderness Survival 101" - Wilderness Survival 101 will cover basic survival information as covered in the Boy Scouts of America handbook. Topics covered will include basic first aid, shelter and others based on class interest and instructor discretion. Program will be presented by park volunteer, Jeff Newton, who also teaches Fly Fishing 101 and has a great deal of experience in the outdoors. Program is free and open to the public. Please meet at the Visitor Center at 2:00 pm.

Sunday, March 19, 2017 - "The 10 Essentials" - What items should you always carry with you when hiking? Meet a Park Ranger at the Visitor Center at 2:00 pm to learn about the "10 Essentials". "Fly Tying 101" - Get Hooked! Join angler Jeff Newton at the Visitor Center at 2:00 pm for an introductory class on fly tying. Please bring all personal equipment available. Classes may vary based on interest and skill level of the participants.

The Salvation Army Administrative Office

The administrative/social service office of The Salvation Army will be closed Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, March 14, 15 and 16, 2017. This down time is in preparation for moving the office from its rented space into the church building complex next door. Normal operating hours are Monday through Thursday, 9:00am to noon and 1:00pm to 4:30pm. The office is closed on Fridays. Social services offered include emergency assistance with rent and utilities and a food pantry. The corps also issues vouchers for clothing that can be redeemed at The Salvation Army Family Thrift Store. Call 704-482-0375 for more information.

The Shelby Amateur Radio Club

Interested in becoming a FCC licensed Ham Radio operator? The Shelby Amateur Radio Club will hold a testing session at the Cleveland County Memorial Library, Shelby, NC on Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 10am-12pm. The library is located at 104 Howie Drive, Shelby. For information call 704-466-3975.

Spring Community Food Drive

The Spring Community Food Drive will be held Saturday, March 18, 2017, 8:00am, at Walmart, Shelby, NC.

Sons Of Confederate Veterans

The Sons of Confederate Veterans, Cleveland Regiments, Camp 1663, is a non-political Heritage Organization dedicated to the preservation of Confederate Symbols, and the reputation of the Confederate soldiers who fought honorably to defend their families and Country. The meet on the 4th Monday of each month at the Creekside Clock Restaurant, 1025 Kiser Street, Shelby, NC. If you have hate in your heart for any race, ethnic or reglious group, you will not be welcome. For more information call Adjutant Steve Brown at 704-473-9599. P.O. Box 1663, Shelby, NC 28151.

Kings Mountain Historical Museum

The Kings Mountain Historical Museum, 100 East Mountain Street, Kings Mountain, NC will be holding the following event:

Wednesday, March 29, 2017: "Rediscovering the Civilian Conservation Corps Camp at the Kings Mountain State Park in South Carolina" presented by Mike Baxter Mike Baxter, History Professor at Central Piedmont Community College and Belmont Abbey College, will discuss recent archaeological excavations at the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Camp at the South Carolina Kings Mountain State Park and efforts made by his students to understand the importance of the CCC's work in this area. This subject will be featured in an upcoming documentary on WTVI PBS Charlotte, and plans are in place to complete a hiking trail with interpretive signage that will lead people through the remains of the CCC Camp. Starts at 5:30pm and admission is free!

Cleveland County Arts Council, Shelby

The Cleveland County Arts Council and the Cleveland Rutherford Kidney Association invite you to attend an evening of intrigue and design. Experience an over the top fashion show featuring versatile yet wearable art designed especially for this runway show, Friday, March 31, 2017, 6:00pm, at the Arts Council, 111 S. Washington St., Shelby, NC. There will be champagne (and other beverages), heavy hors d'oeuvres and the opportunity to mingle with the models, artists and friends. This is a must see show and seating is limited! Tickets are $30 and the proceeds will benefit both organizations. Most artwork will remain on exhibit in the gallery through April 19. March is National Kidney Month, a time for raising awareness about kidney health and disease and the importance of prevention and early detection. Kidney disease is the 9th leading cause of death in the United States. More than 26 million Americans have kidney disease, and most don't know it. There are over 95,000 people waiting for kidney transplants. The Cleveland Rutherford Kidney Foundation's (CRKA) main objective is to identify and help meet the needs of kidney disease patients in Cleveland and Rutherford Counties. The CRKA provides many services such as: transportation, medication and grocery assistance, stress management counseling, education, advocacy, referral services, post-transplant support, volunteer training, and much more. The Arts Council and CRKA hope that this unique fashion show and exhibit will draw awareness to kidney disease and the importance of good health as well as opportunities for living organ donations. List of participating artists include: Emily Berger,Paula Bowers, Buffalo Creek Gallery, Holly Brock, Beth Coiner, Leah Day, Vickie Jo Franks, Lynne Fiorenza, Betsy Fonvielle, ,Jonathan & Logan Foust, Carol Gress, Donna Hollinshead, Indie Danielle Jones, Jason Lineberger, Christine Lukowitsch, Beth Mayo, Ansley Melton, Jennifer Murphy, Coco Nuco, Roger Perry & Jennifer Green, Maribell Sarate, Jen Swearington, and the 2017 Township #Three Art Club. For more information or to purchase tickets please call the Arts Council, 704-484-2787 or visit http://ccartscouncil.org/Events.htm or https://www.facebook.com/events/231979583912418/?active_tab=about.

Casar's Easter Bash

Casar's Easter Bash Saturday, April 1, 2017, 2:00-7:00pm at Casar Park. We will have a 5,000 Egg Easter Egg, Live Music, Bouncy House, Crafts, Games, Senior Bingo (with prizes), & so much more! Festivities are free! Live Music on stage at 2:00pm Tower of Mercy, 3:00pm South Mountain Blue Grass Church, 4:00pm Tabernacle Church Band, 5:00pm Floodgate, and 6:00pm revival. For more information call Sharon at (704) 312-9029. Casar park is located at 137 Deviney St., Casar, NC 28020.

Arts Council of Lincoln County

The Arts Council of Lincoln County is holding its annual Robinson Lineberger Literary Competition. Poetry Entries: one per person, on any subject, in any style, free verse, blank verse, or rhymed should be limited to 32 lines or less. Prose Entries: one per person, an essay or short story on any subject, limited to approximately 750 words. Entries in prose and poetry must be titled, original, unpublished, and must never have won a cash award before. The competition is open to students in public schools, private schools, and to adults. All entrants must be present or past residents of Lincoln County. Each school is asked to screen its entries and must submit only the best works. Student entries must come through the school and not be delivered individually to the Lincoln County Schools central office or the Arts Council of Lincoln County. Awards: Prize money will be divided between prose and poetry in the following categories: Elementary Schools, grades 3-5, 1st prize: $40, 2nd prize: $25, 3rd prize: $15; Middle Schools, grades 6-8, 1st prize: $40, 2nd prize: $25, 3rd prize: $15; High Schools, grades 9-12, 1st prize: $40, 2nd prize: $25, 3rd prize: $15; Adults 18 and over, 1st prize: $60, 2nd prize: $40, 3rd prize: $25. Entry Rules: Submit two typewritten, double spaced copies of your entry. One copy must include the following information in the upper right-hand corner: full name (age, if a student), address, telephone number, category (prose or poetry), age group (grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12; or adult), email address, and school (if applicable). The second copy should include only the poem, essay, or story, with no identification. Student entries must be submitted through a participating school. Late entries will not be accepted. All entries must be postmarked by Tuesday, April 4, 2017, and be mailed to: The Arts Council of Lincoln County Literary Competition, P.O. Box 45, Lincolnton, North Carolina 28092. An awards ceremony and reading for students will be held at the Lincoln Cultural Center on Tuesday April 25, 2017 at 7:00pm, 403 E. Main Street, Lincolnton, NC. An awards ceremony and reading for adults will be held at The Lincoln Cultural Center in The Galleries on May, 2, 2017 at 7:00pm, 403 East Main St Lincolnton. For more information contact the Arts Council at 704-732--9044.

Lincoln County Parks & Recreation

LCPR Adventure 5K Race Information will be held on Saturday, April 15, 2017! The purpose of this event is to promote health and fitness in Lincoln County and to invite the community to learn more about the local parks. Youth ages 13 and under can register for only $10 and adults can register for just $25! To sign up, visit https://runsignup.com/Race/NC/Vale/LCPR5k.

Lincoln County Parks and Recreation will again be holding their Spring Break Camp on April 17-21, 2017. Camp is for Kindergarden-6th graders and is being held at East Lincoln Community Center and Denver, and Howard's Creek. Cost is $95 for the week and includes two field trips. For more information, contact Program Coordinator, Lindsay Ross at (704) 483-8980.

They are now accepting reservations for the picnic shelters for 2017. Fees are based on length of reservation and reservations are made for the picnic shelter only, the remainder of the park stays open to the public. For more information or to check availability, call 704-748-1518.

The Lincoln County Parks and Recreation Office has moved to 206 Gamble Dr., 1st Floor (With the Veterans Admin. Office) Lincolnton, NC.

Friends of Shelby

Friends of Shelby, a group, (mostly seniors), who enjoy dining together, dances and other activities. They dine together third Thursday of the month Showmars 5pm and member's choice first Friday monthly. Many have found lifelong companions and lasting wholesome friendships. Feel free to bring some fresh ideas to share. For information, 704-756-0551.

Cleveland County Department of Social Services

The Cleveland County Department of Social Services would like to remind all potentially eligible households that the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) is still underway. This is a Federally-funded program that provides for a one-time vendor payment to help eligible households pay their heating bills. Any household can be potentially eligible to receive this one time assistance through March 31, 2017 unless the funds are exhausted before then. A household that applies must: Have at least one U.S. Citizen or non-citizen who meets the eligibility criteria; Meet an income test; Have resources at or below $2,250.00. Be responsible for its heating bills; Live in Cleveland County, North Carolina. A household can apply by coming into the Cleveland County Department of Social Services during working hours Monday thru Friday. If you wish for more information, please call 704-487-0661 ext. 394 which is the Energy Information Line. Leave your name and phone number and someone will return your call to discuss this program.

Benefit Concert For Life Enrichment Center

There will be a Benefit Concert for Life Enrichment Center on Friday, April 7, 2017, at The Don Gibson Theatre, 318 South Washington St., Shelby, NC. Door opens at 6:00pm. Show starts at 7:00pm. Featuring "Oak Grove String Band", "Charlie Carpenter", "Ashely Heath", and "Bryon McMurry". Great pickers for a great cause! 100 Percent of proceeds going to the Life Enrichment Center. Tickets available at DonGibsonTheater.com.

Copeland Corp. Employee Reunion

Copeland Corp. employee reunion - Saturday, May 20, 2017, 5pm - 10pm at Shelby City Park gym. Cost is $25/person, includes BBQ and Chicken dinner with all the trimmings and entertainment. Event is open to all former employees and their guests. Deadline for registration is April 25th. Send email to CopelandReunionInfo@gmail.com for questions and reservations. We need your name, years you worked there and department or job title. You can pay for reservation on PayPal using the gmail account or mail a money order to Attn: Erin Crow, PO Box 66, Earl NC 28038. If you want to pay in person send a message. Additional contacts are Annette Johnson or Tim Curtis through Facebook.

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Community News

A Huge Thank You to all of our Sponsors
A Huge Thank You to all of our Sponsors

Special Olympics Cleveland County Benefit's from the 10th Annual Bass Fishing Tournament that was held on Nov. 5, 2016 at Pinnacle Boat Landing on Lake Norman.

A huge thank you goes to each of the sponsors that supported this annual event. For 10 years Special Olympics Cleveland County has been the recipient of this tournament, which has raised more than $246,000.00 in the 10 years since its inception. The tournament is held each year at Pinnacle Boat Landing in Lake Norman on the first Saturday of November. Each year volunteers from Eaton Corporation and Special Olympics Cleveland County Steering Committee run this event under the guidance of Rick Peace.

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Carolinas HealthCare System celebrates new mission statement with tree planting
Carolinas HealthCare System celebrates new mission statement with tree planting

Carolinas HealthCare System has an easily recognizable logo called the "Tree of Life" and it has represented the system for over three decades. It is more than a logo, it represents Carolinas HealthCare System's commitment to serving the health and wellness of patients and communities.

The system has a new mission statement: to improve health, elevate hope and advance healing - for all. To celebrate the new mission statement, the System is planting an actual tree at each facility as a symbol of its commitment to the mission. On Tuesday, March 7, Carolinas HealthCare System Cleveland planted its Tree of Life. President of Carolinas HealthCare System Cleveland, Brian Gwyn, spoke about the Tree of Life and said, "Today is about commitment. Commitment to our mission and vision, our patients, our communities, and to each other."

The tree planting attendees included Gwyn; Chief Medical Officer Charles Tomlinson, MD; Chief Nurse Executive Veronica Poole-Adams, RN; Skip Warrick, chairman of the hospital's advisory council; and employees from Carolinas HealthCare System Cleveland.

Submitted by Kate Gaier

Left to right: Skip Warrick, Advisory Board Chair; Bryon Gragg, Advisory Board Member; Brian Gwyn, President, Carolinas HealthCare System Cleveland and Kings Mountain; Dr. Chuck Tomlinson, Chief Medical Officer, Carolinas HealthCare System Cleveland and Kings Mountain; Alex Bell, Vice President, Carolinas HealthCare System Kings Mountain; Sherri Ellis, Assistant Vice President Clinical Services, Carolinas HealthCare System Cleveland and Kings Mountain; Veronica Poole-Adams, Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive, Carolinas HealthCare System Cleveland and Kings Mountain; Debra Kale, Assistant Vice President Human Resources, Carolinas HealthCare System Cleveland and Kings Mountain; and Kevin Williams, Assistant Vice President Finance, Carolinas HealthCare System Cleveland and Kings Mountain.

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Inductions into Ducks Unlimited Feather Society
Inductions into Ducks Unlimited Feather Society

William Shipley, Paige Shipley and Dale Tooney were inducted into the Ducks Unlimited Feather Society by NC State State Chairman Gary Payne and Area Chairman Michael Fussell at the annual Cleveland County dinner that was held Friday, March 10, 2017 at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds. Ducks Unlimited work on conserving wetlands and grasslands.

Photo by Jeff Melton

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Kings Mountain Historical Museum Presents Pioneering Women of Cleveland County
Kings Mountain Historical Museum Presents Pioneering Women of Cleveland County

KINGS MOUNTAIN, North Carolina - Kings Mountain Historical Museum will present a new exhibit, Pioneering Women of Cleveland County, from February 7, 2015 - May 23, 2015.

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SPRING Bulky Item Pick-up April 10th - 13th
SPRING Bulky Item Pick-up April 10th - 13th

The City of Shelby Solid Waste Department is having the Spring Bulky Item Pick-up the week of April 10th - 13th. Beginning on April 7th you may begin placing items such as: furniture, boxes, mattresses, and bagged clothes, etc., on the curbside without being subject to citations or fines.

Please DO NOT place any items in the street or mix these items with limbs, leaves, or grass. The Solid Waste Department does not pick-up items such as: appliances, electronics, televisions, tires, building materials, paints, oils, and batteries, these items may be taken to the Cleveland County Landfills. Please have your bulky items available 7:00 a.m., they will be picked up only on the same day during the week that your garbage is scheduled for pick up.

Items placed or left on curb after April 13th will be subject to citations and fines. There will be no leaf or brush collection during bulky item pick up week.

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Carolinas HealthCare System celebrates new mission statement with tree planting
Carolinas HealthCare System celebrates new mission statement with tree planting

Carolinas HealthCare System has an easily recognizable logo called the "Tree of Life" and it has represented the system for over three decades. It is more than a logo, it represents Carolinas HealthCare System's commitment to serving the health and wellness of patients and communities.

The system has a new mission statement: to improve health, elevate hope and advance healing - for all. To celebrate the new mission statement, the System is planting an actual tree at each facility as a symbol of its commitment to the mission. On Tuesday, March 7, Carolinas HealthCare System Cleveland planted its Tree of Life. President of Carolinas HealthCare System Cleveland, Brian Gwyn, spoke about the Tree of Life and said, "Today is about commitment. Commitment to our mission and vision, our patients, our communities, and to each other."

The tree planting attendees included Gwyn; Chief Medical Officer Charles Tomlinson, MD; Chief Nurse Executive Veronica Poole-Adams, RN; Skip Warrick, chairman of the hospital's advisory council; and employees from Carolinas HealthCare System Cleveland.

Submitted by Kate Gaier

Left to right: Skip Warrick, Advisory Board Chair; Bryon Gragg, Advisory Board Member; Brian Gwyn, President, Carolinas HealthCare System Cleveland and Kings Mountain; Dr. Chuck Tomlinson, Chief Medical Officer, Carolinas HealthCare System Cleveland and Kings Mountain; Alex Bell, Vice President, Carolinas HealthCare System Kings Mountain; Sherri Ellis, Assistant Vice President Clinical Services, Carolinas HealthCare System Cleveland and Kings Mountain; Veronica Poole-Adams, Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive, Carolinas HealthCare System Cleveland and Kings Mountain; Debra Kale, Assistant Vice President Human Resources, Carolinas HealthCare System Cleveland and Kings Mountain; and Kevin Williams, Assistant Vice President Finance, Carolinas HealthCare System Cleveland and Kings Mountain.

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