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Obituaries

Alice Vickers
Alice Vickers

Alice Vickers, age 93, of Bostic, NC, passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Oak Grove Health Care.

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Ana Maron Traveria
Ana Maron Traveria

Ana Maron Traveria, age 88 of St. Mark's Church Road, formerly of Miami, FL, passed away Thursday, March 30, 2017 on her 88thbirthday at Carolinas Healthcare System - Cleveland.

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Annie Louise Pennington Vaughn

Annie Louise Pennington Vaughn, 77, of Gaffney, SC, formerly of 2746 Wilkinsville Highway, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 27, 2017 at Brookview Healthcare.

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Apryl Linda Hines Hamrick
Apryl Linda Hines Hamrick

Apryl Linda Hines Hamrick, 65, of Forest City, died Friday, March 31, 2017 at Hospice House.

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Barbara Bowen Baugham

Barbara Bowen Baugham age 81 died Friday, March 31, 2017 at Testa Hospice House.

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Brian Matthew Sitzes

Brian Matthew Sitzes, age 41, died Thursday, March 30, 2017 at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

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Charles "Chuck" Junior Quire

Charles "Chuck" Junior Quire, age 84, died Monday, April 3, 2017 at his home.

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Clyde Morris Edwards Jr.
Clyde Morris Edwards Jr.

Clyde Morris Edwards Jr. age 70, formerly of Pine St. passed away Thursday, March 30, 2017 at Carolina Care Health & Rehabilitation.

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Dawn Davis
Dawn Davis

Dawn Davis, age 52, of Mooresboro, NC, passed away Monday, April 3, 2017 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

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Dickie Williams Mitchem
Dickie Williams Mitchem

Loris, SC - Mr. Dickie Williams Mitchem, 64, formerly of Vale and Cherryville, NC, passed away Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice in Wilmington, NC.

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Dorothy Gene Head Merck
Dorothy Gene Head Merck

KINGS MOUNTAIN - Dorothy Gene Head Merck, 71, passed away Thursday March 30, 2017 at her residence.

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Essie Eula Hammett Bridges

Essie Eula Hammett Bridges, 95, of 1449 Fletcher Rd, Shelby, passed away
Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Cleveland Pines Nursing Center in Shelby.

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Helen Davis Welborn

Blacksburg -- Helen Davis Welborn, 87, of 416 West Pine Street, passed away Sunday, April 2nd, 2017, at her residence.

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James Calvin Messer
James Calvin Messer

James Calvin Messer, 52, died April 3, 2017 at Carolinas Medical Center.

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Jane G. Costner

Jane G. Costner of Lawndale NC, born Thelma Jane Gantt, passed away
peacefully on the afternoon of Friday, March 24th at her home, surrounded by
family.

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Jean Martin
Jean Martin

KINGS MOUNTAIN- Jean Martin, 76 passed away Tuesday April 4, 2017 peacefully at her residence.

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Jeanette Moser Jacobs

Blacksburg -- Jeanette Moser Jacobs, 86, of 502 W Carolina Street, Blacksburg SC went to be with the Lord on March 30, 2017 at Spartanburg Regional Hospital.

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Jeffery Dale Patrick

Jeffery Dale Patrick, age 54, resident of Kings Mountain, NC passed away on April 1, 2017 at his home.

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Jewell Brackett Grigg
Jewell Brackett Grigg

Shelby -- Jewell Brackett Grigg, 96, formerly of 1609 Mountain Lane in Shelby, passed away Monday, April 3rd, 2017, at Kings Mountain Hospital.

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Margaret Diane Mathis

Blacksburg -- Margaret Diane Mathis, 69, of 313 Deana Lane, passed away Saturday, April 1st, 2017, at her residence.

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Mary Sue Fisher Pearson

Mary Sue Fisher Pearson, age 83, died Monday, April 3, 2017 at Peak Resources in Cherryville.

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Matt Henderson Gold
Matt Henderson Gold

Mr. Matt Henderson Gold, 30, of Shelby, passed away Friday, March 31, 2017 at his residence.

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Millicent
Millicent "Millie" Morgan Greene

SHELBY-Millicent "Millie" Morgan Greene, 87, died Friday, March 31, 2017, at Willow RidgeNursing Center.

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O'Neil Smith

O'Neil Smith, age 87, resident of Kings Mountain, died April 5, 2017 at Testa Family Hospice House.

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Rebecca Ann Wilson Bridges

Rebecca Ann Wilson Bridges, age 80 of Wilson Bridges Rd passed away Sunday, April 2, 2017 at White Oak Manor in Kings Mountain.

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Richard Ruben Springer

Richard Ruben Springer, 126 Camille Drive, Shelby, NC; born August 20 1968 passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 48 and went to rest in the arms of our Lord on Saturday, April 1, 2017.

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Richard Ruben Springer
Richard Ruben Springer

Richard Ruben Springer, 126 Camille Drive, Shelby, NC; born August 20 1968 passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 48 and went to rest in the arms of our Lord on Saturday, April 1, 2017.

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Rita Jane Heavener Williams
Rita Jane Heavener Williams

Rita Jane Heavener Williams, 65, of E. Double Shoals Road, Lawndale, passed
away Friday, March 31, 2017 at Hospice at Wendover in Shelby.

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Robert
Robert "Robbie" Montgomery Player

Robert "Robbie" Montgomery Player, beloved son of Bryan and Leah Player of Boiling Springs, NC, died Saturday morning April 1st, 2017.

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Robert Lee Goforth, Jr.

Robert Lee Goforth, Jr. age 65, resident of Kings Mountain, passed away on April 3, 2017 at Testa Family Hospice House.

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Ruby Johnson Parris
Ruby Johnson Parris

Mrs. Ruby Johnson Parris, age 89, of Cliffside, NC, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday morning, March 30, 2017, while being surrounded by her loving family at Spartanburg, Regional Medical Center.

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Sandra Calvert Cudd

Pacolet -- Sandra Calvert Cudd, 69, of 1068 Asbury Rd, passed away Sunday, April 2nd, 2017, at Spartanburg Hospital for Restorative Care.

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Sandra Elaine Buff

Lincolnton - Ms. Sandra Elaine Buff, 51, of 625 Alf Hoover Road, passed away
on Friday, March 31, 2017 at the Brian Center in Lincolnton.

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Sharone Gale Lende

Lincolnton - Mrs. Sharone Gale Lende, 69, of 1021 Bexley Lane, passed away
on Monday, March 27, 2017 at Catawba Valley Regional Hospice in Newton.

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Shirley Edwards Holland
Shirley Edwards Holland

Shirley Edwards Holland, age 80, of Franklin Drive, Forest City, passed away Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at the Hospice House of Rutherford County.

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Travis Hoyle Davis
Travis Hoyle Davis

Travis Hoyle Davis, age 98, died Thursday, March 30, 2017 at Carolina Care Center in Cherryville after a brief illness.

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Vivian Ruth Heavner Patterson
Vivian Ruth Heavner Patterson

Vivian Ruth Heavner Patterson, age 85 of Suncrest Rd passed away Friday, March 31, 2017 at her residence.

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Zettie Neill Morrison

Zettie Neill Morrison, 102 years old, of Cherryville passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, April 4, 2017 at Carillon Assisted Living Facilities in Lincolnton where she has resided the past four years.

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Sports

Pinnacle Classical Academy Archery Team
Pinnacle Classical Academy Archery Team

Students from Pinnacle Classical Academy's Archery Team competed in the S3DA Regionals this past weekend. Of the 15 podium spots (1st, 2nd, 3rd) that were up for grabs in their individual classes, the PCA Thunderbirds took 11 of them when it was all said and done! Congratulations to everyone on your individual accomplishments! Pictured front left to right: Hannah Clontz, Aaron Clontz, Taylor Tongel, and Carmen Newton. Back: Cody Humphries, Landon Standish, Alyvia Jones, Halle Jones, Landon Grannis, Marlee Horton, and Morgan Bussert.

Submitted by Sara Tongel

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Church News

Area Church News April 6, 2017

Camps Creek Baptist Church, Mooresboro

Camps Creek Baptist Church, 2318 Camp Creek Church Road,

Mooresboro, NC presents "From Garden to Tomb" A twenty minute guided walk thru drama treading the path of our Savior's final hours

from Gethsemane to Golgotha. By George Halitzba. This will be held Friday, April 7 and Saturday April 8, 2017, from 6:00pm - 9:00pm each night. Admission is free and a nursery will be provided.

Westover Baptist Church, Kings Mountain

Westover Baptist Church, 114 Westover Dr., Kings Mountain, NC, presents the first Annual Gospel Explosion Saturday, April 8, 2017, 12:00 noon til 6:00pm. Featuring music from New Heart, Timber Ridge and The Chordsman. Also watch professional wrestling furnished by C-Pro Entertainment featuring: AWOL. Hotdogs and hamburgers will be sold so bring your family and lawn chairs and enjoy the festivities.

Hudson Memorial Baptist Church, Lawndale

Hudson Memorial Baptist Church, 762 Warlick Rd., Lawndale NC, invites you to an Easter Party on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 2:00pm. Everyone welcome.

Kadesh United Methodist Church, Lawndale

Kadesh United Methodist Church, Lawndale, NC, will be having a "Spring Sale", Saturday, April 8, 2017, 9:00am - 1:00pm. Crafts, baked goods, hotdogs. All proceeds will go toward local missions. Sponsored by Kadesh UMW.

Living Word Ministries, Stanley

Emmaus Road Quartet from Dalton, GA, a southern gospel group, will be in concert at Lowesville Gospel Concerts/Living Word Ministries, 1062 Hwy 16 South, Lowesville (Stanley), NC, Saturday, April 8, 2017, 6:00pm. The concert will be no charge, however a freewill offering will be received. We have southern gospel music every 2nd Sat and bluegrass music every 4th. Everyone welcome.

Living Waters Christian Ministries

Join Bishop Carolyn Briggs and the Women of Living Waters Christian Ministries for their 100 Women in Hats Luncheon, Saturday, April 8, 2017, 12 noon at the Cleveland County School Office Building, 400 West Marion St., Shelby NC. This event will feature Lady Evelyn Strong, co-pastor of Destiny Church as the speaker and Lady Norma Borders of Faith Harvest Church as the Worship Leader. The event is free and lunch is included. A donation of $10 will be requested for our building fund. Contact Minister Virginia Williams at (980) 309-3501 to RSVP or for further information.

Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church

Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church at 1301 Mt. Pleasant Church Rd., Mooresboro, NC, will be holding a spring revival April 9-12, 2017 with their pastor, Rev. Kevin Hamrick preaching. Services: Sunday 11:00am and 6:00pm, then Monday-Wednesday at 7:00pm. There will be special guest singers Sunday pm with the American Quartet; Monday, The Dean Cox Family; and Tuesday, One Accord. Everyone is invited to come out and worship.

Lafayette Street United Methodist Church

Lafayette Street UMC will be having a Community Wide Easter Celebration on Sunday, April 9, 2017 starting at 10:30am. The worship service will begin at 10:30am followed by a covered dish meal and a Easter Egg Hunt with lots of prizes. All events are free to the public. For more information contact JJ Gibbs at 704-487-8333.

Ross Grove Baptist Church, Shelby

Ross Grove Baptist Church, 225 Fallston Rd., Shelby NC, will be holding an Easter Eggstravaganza Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 3:30-4:45pm. Come join us for fun and fellowship!

Holy Week Events April 10 thru April 16, 2017. Monday, April 10, 2017, Silent Prayer Service 12-1; Tuesday, April 11, 2017, Silent Prayer Service 12-1; Wednesday, April 12, 2017, Foot Washing Service 6pm; Thursday, April 13, 2017, Maundy Thursday Service 6pm; Friday, April 14, 2017, Good Friday Service 12 Noon; Sunday, April 16, 2017, Easter Sunday Services: Sunrise Service, 6:30 am, Breakfast 7:00-8:30am, Sunday School 8:45-9:45am, Worship Service 10:00-11:00am. No evening worship services.

The Library at Ruby C. Hunt YMCA, Shelby

The Library at Ruby C. Hunt YMCA, 1322 Patrick Avenue, Shelby, NC will be hosting a Faith Journaling session on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 1:00pm - 2:00pm, which will be presented by Mary Ruth Dixon. Inspiring, transforming, connecting, growing, interacting, creating, illustrating, awakening. For more information contact Karen Bell, kbell@clevecoymca.org or call 704-669-3648.

Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, Waco

The 2017 Good Friday Worship Experience "The Seven Last Words Of Christ" will be held on Friday, April 14, 2017 at 7:00pm at the Zion Hill Baptist Church in Cherryville, NC. The Host Pastor will be Pastor Roger Fuller. The guest speakers for this service are as follows: Pastor Melvin Clark of Washington Baptist Church, Pastor Les Howard of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, Pastor Esther Littlejohn of Mountain View Baptist Church, Pastor Chad Woods of Great Hope Baptist Church, Pastor Charles Webber of Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Pastor Anthony Sanders of Mt. Zion Baptist Church and Pastor Charles Turner of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church. Everyone is invited to attend!

Long Branch Road Baptist Church, Forest City

Long Branch Road Baptist Church, 621 Long Branch Road, Forest City, NC, will hold an Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April,15, 2017, 10:00am - 12:00pm. Please bring an Easter basket. Sunday, April 16, 2017: Sunrise Service - 6:45am; Breakfast - 7:15am; Sunday School - 8:00am; Worship Service - 8:30am; No Evening Service. For more information call 828-287-1408.

Ascension Lutheran Church, Shelby

Ascension Luthern Church, 300 N. Lafayette St., Shelby, NC, will hold the following services:

Good Friday, 7:30pm, Tenebrae Worship. The ancient title for this day - the triumph of the cross - reminds us that the church gathers not to mourn this day but to celebrate Christ's life-giving passion and to find strength and hope in the tree of life. Learn more at http://www.ascensionlutheranshelby.com/holy-week-and-easter.htm.

Easter Sunrise Worship, 6:30am, in the columbarium (weather permitting). Sunrise Worship with Holy Communion Breakfast after sunrise worship 10:30am. Festival Worship with Holy Communion Learn more at http://www.ascensionlutheranshelby.com/holy-week-and-easter.html

Easter Morning Worship, 10:30am. On this day, Jesus Christ was raised from the dead. With great joy we celebrate this day of days, even as we begin the great fifty days of Easter. Filled with hope, we go forth to share the news that Christ is risen! Learn more at http://www.ascensionlutheranshelby.com/holy-week-and-easter.html

Maundy Thursday Worship, 7:30pm. At the Lord's table we remember Jesus' sacrifice of his life, even as we are called to offer ourselves in love for the life of the world. Worship includes Holy Communion and the stripping of the altar. Learn more at http://www.ascensionlutheranshelby.com/holy-week-and-easter.html

The New Vocalairs, Shelby

The New Vocalairs, Shelby, NC, will be Celebrating their 4th Anniversary, Sunday, April 16, 2017. Doors open at 4:00pm. Program starts at 5:00pm, at Holly Oak Park Center, 809 Holly Oak Dr., Shelby, NC. Admission is $7. Performing Guests are: The Exciting Harris Brothers of Gaffney, SC, The Awarding Winning Keys of Harmony of Shelby, NC, The Mighty Tellerners of Forest City, NC, and The Legenaires of Gastonia, NC. For more information call Mr. James Robbs, 704-974-1836 or Mr. Larry Smith, 704-419-3341.

Community Tent Revival, Kings Mountain

Pastors from Bethlehem Baptist, Oak Grove Baptist, Washington Missionary Baptist and David Baptist Churches have combined to hold a Tent Revival starting at 7:00pm Easter Sunday night, April 16, 2017. The meetings will continue nightly at 7:00pm through Thursday, April 20, 2017, at the corner of Bethware Rd. and Stoney Point Rd., across from Bethware School (Oak Grove/Waco exit off 74). In recent years, pastors in the area have been especially burdened for our community and have been praying for revival. They, along with their church members, are encouraging the community to join in and gather under the big tent, as a body of unified believers to ask God's favor in reviving a passion for Spiritual Power. Speakers include: Sunday, Pastor Melvin Clark; Monday is Youth Night; Tuesday, Pastor Brian Taule; Wednesday, Pastor Steve Taylor; and Thursday, Pastor Rob Quillin. A community choir will sing each evening, and Smokin' Mountain Boys BBQ food will be available for purchase Mon.-Thurs. night.

Lily Memorial Baptist Church, Shelby

Lily Memorial Baptist Church, 406 Whitener St., Shelby, NC, will hold an Easter Musical Sunday, April 16, 2017, at 11:00am. Choir will present "Rise Again" in Celebration of Christ's Resurrection.

Hudson Memorial Baptist Church, Lawndale

Hudson Memorial Baptist Church, 762 Warlick Rd, Lawndale, NC, is inviting everyone to their Easter Sunrise Service: Sunday, April 16, 2017, 7:00am breakfast to follow the service.

Double Springs Baptist Church, Lattimore

Popular radio host Carol Davis of 106.9 The Light, will bring her animated faith story to annual Ladies Night Out at Double Springs Baptist Church Monday, April 24, 2017. With a sense of humor, Carol will share how her life is not just the way she planned and how she is dealing with that reality. The evening begins with dinner at 6:00pm in the Family Life Center. Tickets are $10 and may be obtained by April 17, 2017 by calling 704-434-2258 and leaving a message. Tickets must be reserved in advance; there will be no tickets at the door. The church is located at 1130 Double Springs Church Road, off of Washburn Switch Road, near Lattimore.

Oak Grove United Methodist Church, Lawndale

Oak Grove United Methodist Church, 418 Oak Grove Clover Hill Ch. Rd., Lawndale, NC, will hold their 2nd Annual all you can eat Pork BBQ & Chicken with all the trimmings and dessert on Saturday, April 29, 2017, 4-7pm. Drive thru take out available. Cost: $11. Proceeds will go the New HVAC Unit for Fellowship Hall. Presale/Prepaid Boston Butts available for sale. Cost $40, includes slaw and sauce. Must be ordered and paid for by April 20, 2017. For additional information or to place order, call 704-974-6611 or 828-442-6776.

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 April 6, 2017

Relay for Life

The Relay for Life events:

American Cancer Society Lincolnton, NC is holding its annual fundraising evening of events and celebration of survivors on Friday, May 5, 2017. Come ride your motorcycle on a 1 hour police escorted night group ride "BUG RUN" through Western Lincoln County, followed by our lap of lights and thunder around the stadium track that excites all the spectators. The Ride will start and end at the Relay event held at the Lincolnton High School Stadium. First sticker is $10, additional are $5. Upon completion of the ride, the bike with the most bug splats on the sticker wins $100 cash prize. Registration 6:30-8:30pm. Kickstands up 9:00pm. All brands of motorcycle manufacturers are encouraged to participate.

Hospice Cleveland County

Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC, will hold a Chicken Dinner and Dessert Sale Friday, April 7, 2017, from 4:00pm - 7:00pm, with two drive-thru pickup locations to choose from: American Red Cross, 1333 Fallston Road, Shelby, NC or Testa Family Hospice House, 321 Kings Mountain Blvd., Kings Mountain, NC. $12 a plate. Chicken prepared by: Doug Fortenberry. 1/2 Chicken, slaw, pickles, baked beans, roll, and homemade dessert. Tickets available at: Computer Connections, Hospice Cleveland County Administration Building, Testa Family Hospice House, The Hospice Store, or online at www. hospicecares.cc. Proceeds support the general operations of Hospice Cleveland County

Fallston Elementary School

Fallston Elementary School will hold the 7th Biennial Top Dog Talent Showcase Friday, April 7, 2017 at Shelby High School's Malcolm Brown Auditorium at 7:00pm (doors open at 6:00pm). $5 Suggested Donation. Free for children 4 and under. DVD's will be available for order the night of the show. All proceeds go to the purchase of equipment for the Music Department.

South Mountain Fire Rescue Boston Butt Sale

The Firemen and women of the South Mountain Fire Rescue are taking orders for a Boston Butt Meal for Easter. Orders are being taken until Friday, April 7, 2017. The meal will include a BBQ Butt, your choice of white slaw or red slaw, sauce and 8 pack of buns for $35. The pickup date will be Saturday, April 15, 2017 from 8:00am to 11:00am. You can pickup at The South Mountain Fire Rescue on the Gus Peeler Road in Burke County. From Shelby turn onto Old Highway 18 and travel into Burke County. The fire department is on the left at the intersection of Rhoney Road and Gus Peeler Road.

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, Saturday, April 8, 2017, from 10:00am - 12:00pm. The library is located at 104 Howie Drive, Shelby, NC. For information call 704-466-3975.

South Mountains State Park, Connelly Springs

South Mountains State Park, 3001 South Mountains Park Avenue, Connelly Springs, NC 28612. (828) 433-4772. Upcoming Every Saturday in April at 10:00 am. and every Sunday in April at 2:00 pm. "Spring Wildflower Walks" - Join a Park Ranger for a wildflower walk along the Jacob Fork River. These moderate hikes will begin at the Jacob Fork Parking Area and last approximately one hour. Each hike will be about 0.75 miles long. Current blooming wildflowers and other flora will be identified on this walk.

Saturday, April 8, 2017 - "Let's Talk Turkey" - Yelps, purrs, cuts and cackles. Join a Park Ranger and learn about Wild Turkeys in the South Mountains. Participants will learn about characteristics, habitat, populations, life history and vocalizations. Program starts at 2:00 pm at the Visitor Center.

Sunday, April 9, 23 & 30, 2017 at 2:00 pm. - "Fly Tying 101" - Get Hooked! Join angler Jeff Newton at the Visitor Center at 2:00pm 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.

Saturday, April 15, 2017 - "Skulls & Skins" - Drop by between 2-3:00pm and hear about some of the animals that call South Mountains State Park home.

Saturday, April 22, 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".

Saturday, April 29, 2017 - "Let's Talk Turkey" - Yelps, purrs, cuts and cackles. Join a Park Ranger and learn about Wild Turkeys in the South Mountains. Participants will learn about characteristics, habitat, populations, life history and vocalizations. Program starts at 2:00 pm at the Visitor Center.

Contact the park office for more information, 828-433-4772. South Mountains State Park is located south of Morganton off of old Highway 18. Call the park office at (828) 433-4772 for more information.

Shelby Senior Singles 50 and Over

Shelby Senior Singles 50 and Over invites you to join them on the third Thursday of the month at Showmars at 5:00pm and participants' choice restaurants for dinner the first Friday of the month. Go see what they're all about as there have been found lifelong companions and lasting friendships. Please feel free to bring a guest and fresh ideas. For more info, 704-756-0551.

Kings Mountain Historical Museum

The Kings Mountain Historical Museum, 100 East Mountain Street, Kings Mountain, NC, invites you to join them on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, from 5:30pm-6:30pm! Rose Senehi will be discussing her novel, "Carolina Belle". You will never look at an apple the same way again after reading Rose Senehi's most recent book, Carolina Belle. The story follows Belle McKenzie, a botanist and farmer who is obsessed with creating a "billion dollar" apple she'll call the Carolina Belle, and determined to rekindle the love her obsession has nearly destroyed. Recommended ages 18+.

The museum will also have Public Sanning and Oral History Day on Thursday, April 20, 2017. Do you have family photos you'd like to digitize to preserve and share? Do you have stories to tell about Kings Mountain's history? KMHM invites the public to share their stories and photographs of the area's history, from family photos to stories about the textile mills and race car drivers. Videography and photo scanning will take place from 1:00-5:00pm. Admission is free for museum and event!

Cleveland County Partnership for Children

The Cleveland County Partnership for Children, Kings Mountain, NC, will hold the following meetings:

The Cleveland County Partnership for Children will hold an Early Head Start Policy Council meeting on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 12:00pm at the Partnership's office located at 105 E. Ridge Street, Kings Mountain, NC 28086.

The Cleveland County Partnership for Children will hold a Finance Committee meeting on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 9:00am at the Partnership's office located at 105 E. Ridge Street, Kings Mountain, NC 28086.

The Cleveland County Partnership for Children will hold Bidder's Conference for the NC Pre-K Program at 9:00am on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 9:00am. Those childcare centers that wish to participate in the bidding process must be present to obtain the bidding packet.

The Cleveland County Partnership for Children will hold an NCPK Strategic Planning meeting on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 11:00am until 2:00pm at the Partnership's office located at 105 E. Ridge Street, Kings Mountain, NC 28086.

Arts Council of Lincoln County

The Arts Council of Lincoln County would like to invite everyone to an opening reception on Thursday, April 13, 2017 in the galleries of the Lincoln Cultural Center. The Lincoln Photography Club will be presenting, Beautiful North Carolina. This art will be on display April 10 through April 28, 2017. For more information, please call the ACLC at 704-732-9044 or artslincolnnc@gmail.com.

Kingstown Community Watch

Kingstown Community Watch will be having its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Friday, April 14, 2017 at the Kingstown Park 10:00-12:00. Once again they will be hiding the golden egg with cash inside. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Cleveland County

Healing with Nature Coming Together, Restoring the Earth, Healing the Mind. Cleveland County would like you to join them April 19-22 to celebrate community connectedness, health and wellness from the personal to the planetary! They welcome Jon Turk accomplished author and world class adventure traveler to Cleveland County, to share his story through a series of events that will kick off a county wide day of service on Earth Day. All are welcome! Schedule of Events: Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Screening of Jon Turk's TED Talks at the Mauney Memorial Library in Kings Mountain. MC (PM time to be announced). Thursday, April 20, 2017. Jon Turk evening presentation at Adventure House (Space limited, by invitation only). Friday, April 21, 2017. Jon Turk morning presentation for the Early College High School (Space limited, by invitation only) 2:00 - 4:00pm. Cross generational walk/bike and talk with Jon Turk beginning at the Boys & Girls Club of Cleveland County 6:30pm. An evening with Jon Turk at the Cleveland County Arts Council (book signing at 6:30pm, presentation to begin at 7:00pm). Saturday - April 22, 2017. - Day of service with environmental restoration efforts happening across the county! For a complete list of service projects and information on how to get involved, please visit the Healing with Nature Event Facebook Page. 4:00 - 7:00 PM - Community Celebration & Potluck at Holly Oak Park.

Events are free of charge, but donations are needed and appreciated! All donations are tax-deductible. Donations can be made online at: clevelandcountymha.org/hwn Or checks mailed to: MHA PO Box 623 , Shelby, NC 28151.

The Lattimore Museum

The Lattimore Historical Museum is now open on Sunday from 12:30 - 3:00. It can be opened on other days by appointment. The Museum features several areas of interest such as local businesses, churches, schools, home, and agricultural. A viewing area with videos of local historians and residents is continually playing. There is a special room dedicated to Martha Mason (iron lung patient) and author of the book Breath.

National Healthcare Decisions Day

National Healthcare Decisions Day will be held Thursday, April 13, 2017, 10:00am - 2:00pm. Information and someone to assist you will be available at these locations: Carolinas HealthCare System, Cleveland, 201 East Grover Street, Shelby, NC; Neal Senior Center, 100 TR Harris Drive, Shelby, NC; Patrick Senior Center, 909 East Kings Street, Kings Mountain, NC, call 704-734-0447 for appointment; Summitt Place Kings Mountain, 1001 Phifer Road, Kings Mountain, NC, noon - 3:00pm; or The Hospice Store, 1450 East Dixon Blvd., Shelby, NC. There will be a Free Showing "Being Mortal" which explores what matters most to patients and families experiencing serious illness, at Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Dr., Shelby, NC, at 2:00pm.

City of Kings Mountain Easter Egg Hunt

HOP on down to the annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 10:00am, for a Hoppy Good Time! 10,000 prize and candy eggs will be hidden across 3 sections of the Mayor Rick Murphrey Children's Park (next to the YMCA) 211 Cleveland Ave, Kings Mountain, NC 28086. There will be three age categories - 2 years and under, 3-5 and 6-10 years old. The EGGstravaganza will include a petting zoo, music, and a visit from the Easter Bunny himself! Don't forget to bring your basket and camera! Along with all the fun, Parkwood Baptist Church will be providing free hotdogs!

Cleveland County Veterans Services

The Foothills Homeless Veterans Stand Down will be held Friday April 21, 2017 at Catawba Valley Community College, Tarlton Complex, 2550 US Hwy 70 SE, Hickory, NC, 9:00am - 2:00pm. Cleveland County will be offering transportation. To sign up for free transportation to the stand down or get more information, contact: Cleveland County Veterans Service Office, 704-484-4803. Veterans must register prior to April 7, 2017; DD-214 required to ensure transportation is available. ("All Veterans Welcome;" Priority given to Disabled and Homeless Veterans)

Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy

Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy's Drama Club is proud to present an original musical based on this timeless epic on Friday, April 21, 2017 and Sunday, April 23, 2017. Beowulf is a classic of Western Literature, adhering to the classical model of "The Hero's Journey" as outlined by Joseph Campbell. Script oversight was provided by our very own Martha Owens and Garder-Webb's Dr. David Parker, with new music written by TJ Director of Dramatics Jonathan Foust. This show is an energetic dance through Anglo Saxon literature, with those Dark-Age Rock-Stars the Danes and Geats. Don't miss your chance to see a show that you can literally only see performed right here at TJCA! Tickets will be $5 presale and $8 at the door."

City of Kings Mountain "Earth Day"

There will be an Earth Day Celebration with the Gateway Trails in partnership with the City of Kings Mountain Special Events Saturday, April 22, 2017. Enjoy music by the Log Cabin String Band and others. Activities will be provided by over 15 community organizations and include crafts and jewelry making by Scrap Exchange, live music, Drum Circle, Petting Zoo, food vendors, upcycle artisans, and so much more! The Scrap Exchange of Durham is a non-profit dedicated to promoting creativity, environmental awareness and community through reuse (see scrapexchange.org for details). Extra parking is across the street from the trailhead and along Quarry Road. Come out, celebrate our beautiful earth and enjoy a walk on the trail! For additional information, please call 704-734-0333 or visit www.cityofkm.com.

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.

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.

KMHS class of 1970 Reunion Luncheon

The Kings Mountain High School Class of 1970 Reunion Luncheon will be held at Italian Gardens Restaurant, 213 East Kings Street, Kings Mountain, NC, Saturday, April 8, 2017, at 12:00 noon. Dutch treat. Please feel free to bring a spouse or friend. Everybody please help pass the word! For more information please call 704-692-7484.

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Community News

Anthony Vagnozzi is Outstanding Civil Air Patrol Cadet of the Year
Anthony Vagnozzi is Outstanding Civil Air Patrol Cadet of the Year

On Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 the Shelby Civil Air Patrol selected one of their cadets for the Outstanding Cadet of the Year Award. They brought in the DAR (Daugthers of the American Revolution) to present this award and medal. This year's recipient was Senior Master Sergeant Anthony Vagnozzi, of Cleveland County.

Anthony Vagnozzi started in the CAP program in January of 2016 and has been a great example to his cadets. He is currently involved in multiple activities which include the Shelby Civil Air Patrol Squadron, 4-H serving as the West District Vice President, Boy Scout and now Eagle Scout with Troop 92, and a full time high school and college student. He hopes other youth will be encouraged and inspired by his example that they too can do great things.

The Civil Air Patrol is an auxiliary of the United States Air Force which was founded in December 1941. The Civil Air Patrol teaches youth leadership skills, character development, physical training, aerospace education, emergency services, and more. CAP is open to all youth ages 12-18 as well as adults. For more information about being a part of this program visit the Shelby Squadron Facebook page, come for a visit on Tuesday evenings from 6-8:30 at 830 College Avenue, Shelby, NC, or email csvag@bellsouth.net.

Submitted by Cheryl Vagnozzi,

Volunteer Senior Member

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Keith and Michelle Hoyle stand in front of their Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland County home.
Keith and Michelle Hoyle stand in front of their Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland County home.

Keith and Michelle Hoyle stand in front of their Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland County home. The Dedication Ceremony for the home was held on April 2nd 2017. Keith, Michelle and their son Landon will move into the home soon.

Photo by Jeff Melton

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Service providers needed

If you are a knowledgeable professional from a discipline that can contribute to the success of entrepreneurs and small businesses, we need and encourage your involvement and support. You are hereby invited to a Service Provider Network luncheon on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 11:30AM-1:00PM, at the Boiling Springs Town Hall. Dutch lunch cost is $10.00.

On December 1, 2016, Cleveland County officially became a Certified Entrepreneurial Community®. This means we have resources ready and eager to support new business activity and can promote Cleveland County as entrepreneur - and small business - friendly. The Service Provider Network is a vital component of this program.

The focus of this our fifth quarterly meeting will be "Entrepreneurial Failures and Flops." We will hear from these successful entrepreneurs:

• Chris Monroe, Monroe Tire & Service

• Mary Renfer, Broad River Bakery

• Travis Walker, Walker Woodworking

• David Pharr, Pharr Technologies

• Kitty Hoyle, Wellington Hamrick, Inc.

They will share some of the challenges they faced during development of their business. They will also describe how they overcame these challenges to become successful.

Seating is limited and registration is necessary. Please RSVP to Bill Watson, President of the Cleveland County Chamber, to confirm your attendance and pay for your lunch (phone: 704-487-8521 or email: bill@clevelandchamber.org). If you have questions, you may contact Bill or Steve Padgett, Director of the Small Business Center (phone: 704-669-4146 or email: padgetts@clevelandcc.edu).

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Church Directory

Elizandro "TJ" Tijerina Jr.

Elizandro "TJ" Tijerina Jr., age 59, died Thursday, March 30, 2017 at Carolina's Healthcare System-Cleveland.

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