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Visitors Enjoy Spring Square Dance at Earl Scruggs Center
Visitors Enjoy Spring Square Dance at Earl Scruggs Center

Vistors that went to the Earl Scruggs Center on Saturday, March 18th enjoy a big time at the Spring Square Dance.

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Obituaries

Bessie Lou Allen Hill
Bessie Lou Allen Hill

Mrs. Bessie Lou Allen Hill age 84 of Asheboro, NC formerly of Rutherfordton, NC went home to be with The Lord on Thursday March 16, 2017 while at Hospice of Randolph County.

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Betty Linder
Betty Linder

Betty Linder, age 80, of Cleghorn Mill Road, Rutherfordton, NC, entered into the presence of her Savior on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the Hospice House of Rutherford County.

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Bobby Carroll King

Bobby Carroll King, 54, of Dunnmon Drive, Kannapolis, passed away Sunday,
March 19, 2017 at Tucker Hospice House in Kannapolis.

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Brooklyn Nichole Cockerline
Brooklyn Nichole Cockerline

Miss Brooklyn Nichole Cockerline, 8 of Confederate Road, Lincolnton passed
away on Monday, March 20, 2017 at her home.

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Clyde
Clyde "W.C." Earley

Clyde "W.C." Earley, age 80, of Forest City, NC, passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Rutherford Regional Medical Center.

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Dallie Marie Boyles Ivey
Dallie Marie Boyles Ivey

SHELBY- Dallie Marie Boyles Ivey, 80, passed away Wednesday March 8, 2017 at Carolinas Healthcare Systems-Kings Mountain.

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Darril Tillman Sigmon

Darril Tillman Sigmon, age 80 of Johnson Dr. passed away peacefully Monday, March 20, 2017 at Peak Resources surrounded by his family.

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Denise Helen Wilson Morrow
Denise Helen Wilson Morrow

Denise Helen Wilson Morrow, age 53, of Forest City, NC, passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at the Hospice House of Rutherford County.

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Diane Wright Heavner
Diane Wright Heavner

Diane Wright Heavner, age 73 of Shelby, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017 at her residence.

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Ernestine Estes Maynor

Ernestine Estes Maynor, 87, 1118 W. Cherokee St., Blacksburg, SC, passed away March 22, 2017, at Peachtree Centre, Gaffney, SC.

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Ethel
Ethel "Lois" Bennett

Ethel "Lois" Bennett, age 78, of Whitesides Road, Bostic, NC, passed away Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Willow Ridge Nursing and Rehab Center, surrounded by her family.

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Frances Bridges Bland
Frances Bridges Bland

Frances Bridges Bland, 94, of Spindale passed away Thursday, March 16, 2017 at White Oak Manor.

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Gayle Monteith Flack
Gayle Monteith Flack

Gayle Monteith Flack, age 76, widow of Jason Flack of Horn Mill Rd. Union Mills went to be with the Lord on Saturday March 18, 2017 while at Rutherford Regional Medical Center.

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Hal Hendrick
Hal Hendrick

Hal Hendrick, 87, of Plainfield Drive, Shelby, passed away Saturday, March
18, 2017 at Peak Resources in Cherryville.

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Helen Oates Brackett
Helen Oates Brackett

Helen Oates Brackett, 95, of Shelby, passed away Thursday, March 16, 2017 at
her home.

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Hershel Luther Slaughter
Hershel Luther Slaughter

FOREST CITY - Hershel Luther Slaughter passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at his residence in Fair Haven, Forest City, NC.

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Jan E. Williams
Jan E. Williams

Jan E. Williams age 70 passed away in Columbus, Ohio on March 15, 2017.

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Jasper Draydon "Grady" Costner

Jasper Draydon "Grady" Costner, age 86, of Kings Mountain, North Carolina, passed away on March 19, 2017 at CaroMont Health, Gastonia.

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Jerry Lee Jefferies

Jerry Lee Jefferies, age 63, of Old Post Rd. passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at his residence.

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John Henry Colquiet

John Henry Colquiet, age 90, died on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at home.

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Juanita Boheler Falls

Juanita Boheler Falls, age 85, of Kings Mountain, passed away on March 19, 2017 at White Oak Manor, Kings Mountain, NC.

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Juanita Gail Luckadoo Fredell
Juanita Gail Luckadoo Fredell

Juanita Gail Luckadoo Fredell, 69 of Valdese passed away March 20, 2017 at
her residence.

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Katherine Ann Marsh Wyatt

Mrs. Katherine Ann Marsh Wyatt, 79, of Forest City, went home to be with the Lord, March 18, 2017.

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Lucille Edna Reynolds
Lucille Edna Reynolds

SHELBY - Lucille Edna Reynolds, 86, passed away at her home on Thursday, March 2, 2017.

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Marcene Dellinger Hester

Cherryville - Mrs. Marcene Dellinger Hester, 81, passed away on Friday,
March 17, 2017 at Carolinas Healthcare Systems - Lincoln.

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Martha Cope Brown

Martha Cope Brown, age 52, of Ash, NC, formerly of Rutherfordton, passed away Friday, March 10, 2017 at the UNC Medical Center in Chapel Hill.

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Mary Elizabeth Hames Hawkins
Mary Elizabeth Hames Hawkins

Mary Elizabeth Hames Hawkins, age 88, of 175 Lakeside Dr. Forest City passed away Friday at Rutherford Hospital.

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Mildred Lee Powell Cline
Mildred Lee Powell Cline

Mrs. Mildred Lee Powell Cline, 94 of 117 Cook Street, Lawndale passed away,
Friday, March 17, 2017 at White Oak Manor in Shelby.

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Nellie Mae Lail Pearson
Nellie Mae Lail Pearson

Mrs. Nellie Mae Lail Pearson, 85 of Shelby, passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at Wendover Hospice House in Shelby.

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Oma Ree Childers Bryson

Gaffney -- Oma Ree Childers Bryson, 60, of 420 Wilkie Road, passed away Wednesday, March 15th, 2017, at her residence.

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Robert
Robert "Bobby" Lee Eskridge

Robert "Bobby" Lee Eskridge, age 90 died Friday March 17, 2017 at Carolinas Healthcare Cleveland.

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Roddey Gregory "Greg" Eaves

Roddey Gregory "Greg" Eaves, age 55, died Thursday, March 16, 2017 at his home.

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Shirley Yarbro Guyton
Shirley Yarbro Guyton

Shirley Yarbro Guyton, 80, of Kings Mountain passed away peacefully on March 16, 2017 at Testa Family Hospice House.

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Stella Marcella Cooke Morrow
Stella Marcella Cooke Morrow

Stella Marcella Cooke Morrow, age 86, of Kings Mountain, NC passed away on March 17, 2017 at Testa Family Hospice House.

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Thelma Bramlette Liles

Mrs. Thelma Bramlette Liles, passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Carolinas HealthCare System in Shelby, NC.

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Thomas Richard Porter, Sr.

Mr. Thomas Richard Porter, Sr. age 60 of Pea Ridge Road, Bostic, NC, passed away on March 12, 2017 at Rutherford Regional Medical Center.

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Tracy Lynn Wright

Spartanburg -- Tracy Lynn Wright, 49, of 1503 John Dodd Road, passed away Friday, March 17th, 2017, at 100 Cooley Dock Road in Inman.

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Warren
Warren "Buddy" Beam

Warren "Buddy" Beam, age 80 of Lincolnton, went to be with Jesus on Friday, March 17, 2017.

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Sports

Outdoor Truths: Aiming Outdoorsmen Toward Christ March 23, 2017
Outdoor Truths: Aiming Outdoorsmen Toward Christ March 23, 2017

One of my favorite hunts is hog hunting. In the south, hogs have fast become a farmer's worst nuisance and destroyer of property.

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Sticks for Kids Golf Clinic

Gaston County Parks and Recreation will host the annual Sticks for Kids Golf Clinic on Wednesday, April 12,

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Church News

Area Church News March 23, 2017
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Community Tent Revival

Pastors from Bethlehem Baptist, Oak Grove Baptist, Washington Missionary Baptist and David Baptist churches have combined to hold a Tent Revival starting 7 pm Easter Sunday night (April 16).

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Neighborhood Calendar

NEIGHBORHOOD CALENDAR OF EVENTS MARCH 23, 2017

Relay for Life

The Relay for Life events:

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!!

Order you favorite cake to help Relay for Life. Pound cake, $20; Red Velvet, $25; Coconut cake, $15. Cakes By Charlotte Heffner. Call 980-295-9466.

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 23, 30, and April 6, 13, 20, 2017. 5:30pm to 7:00pm Hospice Administration Building.

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.

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 April 18, 2017 9:00am - noon or 4:00pm - 7:00pm.

Friday, April 7, 2017 - Chicken Dinner and Dessert Sale (1/2 Chicken, Slaw, Baked Beans, Rolls and Dessert). $12 a plate - Drive-thru only! Free business delivery for orders of 10 or more available for advanced purchases. Variety of home-made desserts for sale at each site. Chicken prepared by Doug Fortenberry. Tickets can be purchased at the Hospice Administration Building, The Hospice Thrift Store or online at www.hospicecares.cc. Sponsorship opportunities available by calling 704-751-3573. Plates available at American Red Cross Building, 1333 Fallston Road, Shelby, NC 28150 and Testa Family Hospice House, 321 Kings Mountain Blvd., Kings Mountain, NC 28086.

The Lord Provides Soup Kitchen, Belwood

The Lord Provides Soup Kitchen will hold a free meal on Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 11:30am -1:00pm at the Belwood Community Center Cafeteria, 1114 Belwood Lawndale Rd. The meal will include an entree, two sides, and a dessert. For more information contact Karen at kself98@gmail.com or Greg at nygfan215@gmail.com.

South Mountains State Park, Connelly Springs

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

Saturday, March 25, 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.

Sunday, March 26, 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.

South Mountains State Park is located south of Morganton off of old Highway 18. We welcome the community to join us for our monthly educational interpretive programs. Call the park office at (828) 433-4772 for more information.

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.

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.

Cleveland County Senior Men's Golf Association

If you are a golfer, a resident of Cleveland County, and 60 years old or older, please consider the benefits of membership in the Cleveland County Senior Men's Golf Association. Information at: ccseniormensgolf.com. Contact us at: clevelandgolfers@gmail.com

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.

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 religious group, you will not be welcome. For more information call Adjutant Steve Brown at 704-473-9599. P.O. Box 1663, Shelby, NC 28151.

Habitat for Humanity Cleveland County

Habitat is taking initial applications for its 2017 Home Build now through April 15, 2017. The applicant must be able to make no interest house payments of $475 to $550 a month, must have a real need for better housing, must live in Cleveland County, and must be willing to partner with Habitat by completing "sweat equity" on the home and by attending Homeowner Workshops. The typical Habitat home has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and is approximately 1100 square feet. Applications may be picked up at the Habitat ReStore, 323 W. Grover St., Shelby or to receive an application by mail, call the Habitat office at 704-482-6200. In order to be considered, completed initial applications must be received by the Habitat office no later than April 15, 2017. Habitat is an Equal Housing Opportunity organization.

Westview Baptist Daycare

Westview Baptist Daycare will hold a Spaghetti Supper Fundraiser Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 4:00-8:00pm. Your meal will include salad, bread, spaghetti, and a drink. All for only $8 and children 3-10 is only $4. A portion of the proceeds will go to helping send Daphne Brackeen to Disney. Location: 500 Melody Lane, Shelby, NC, off 74, one block behind Clay Barnette Funeral Home or three blocks over from Charles Rd. 704-487-6641 or 704-477-5818.

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Community News

"Being Mortal Documentary at Hospice April 13

Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Dr., Shelby, will sponsor the free screening and discussion of the PBS Frontline film "Being Mortal,"

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Gracie Fogleman Learns To Square Dance
Gracie Fogleman
Gracie Fogleman Learns To Square Dance

Grace Fogleman learned to Square Dance in her festive attire at the Earl Scruggs Center during the Spring Square
Dance.

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Large Group at Spring Square Dance
Large Group at Spring Square Dance

This large group had a huge time at the Spring Square Dance at the Earl Scruggs Center that has held on Saturday, March 18th. 2017.

Jeff Melton photo.

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Laura Wheeler Leads Sprint Square Dance
Laura Wheeler Leads Sprint Square Dance

Laura Wheeler leads the group around the floor during the Spring Square Dance. Wheeler instructed the group with dances such as the Virginia Reel, Cotton Eye Joe and more. Jeff Melton photo

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Log Cabin String Band performs at the Spring Square Dance
Log Cabin String Band performs at the Spring Square Dance

The Log Cabin String Band performs at the Spring Square Dance, a barn dance without the barn at the Earl Scruggs Center on Saturday, March 18th.

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Salvation Army In new office
Salvation Army In new office

The ministry office of The Salvation Army in Shelby has moved, but not very far.

As of Monday, March 20, visitors should come to 305-307 N. Lafayette St., which is next door to the old location.

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CCC Students Receive SECU Scholarships
CCC Students Receive SECU Scholarships

Three students pursuing education through Cleveland Community College's Continuing Education programs have received scholarships from the State Employees' Credit Union Foundation.

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