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Pinnacle Classical Academy's robotics team wins two competitions
Pinnacle Classical Academy's grade 7-12 robotics team, the Pi Rho Eagles, are (L-R): Daniel Briceno, David Briceno, Ben Caunt, Jayden Robbs, Chesnee Stewart, Robert Stockham, Aiden Leon, Matthew Morehead, and Owen Slagle. (Missing from photo - Casey Green
Pinnacle Classical Academy's robotics team wins two competitions

Pinnacle Classical Academy's Dean of Academics, Jeff Ziegler, said recently the school's grade 7 through 12 robotics team, the Pi Rho Eagles, competed in two multi-school remote scrimmage competitions during the first semester and won both competitions.

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YMCA's free LIVESTRONG program an individual workout in group setting
LIVESTRONG's certifi ed trainer Carl Greene and instructor Margaret Litton at the Dover YMCA, which offers the free program. (photos by MEP/CF Media)
YMCA's free LIVESTRONG program an individual workout in group setting

Shelby's Dover YMCA's free "LIVESTRONG" is all about providing an individual workout in a group setting for cancer survivors 18 and older, said instructor Margaret Litton recently.

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Shelby American Legion members participate in
American Legion Post 82 member and Captain of the Post's Color Guard, Bob Bona, salutes after placing a wreath at a veteran's grave. (photos provided)
Shelby American Legion members participate in "Wreaths Across America"

In a recent media release, Auxiliary Unit 82 PR Chairperson Linda Quinlan noted that on Saturday, Dec. 19, Shelby American Legion Post 82, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 82, and SAL Squadron 82 members gathered at two local cemeteries to place nearly 200 wreaths on the graves of veterans.

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Grover couple and family, craft unique wood art pieces by hand
Overmountain Woodworks owners and operators Chuck and Brandy Greene with one of the American flags they recently made.
Grover couple and family, craft unique wood art pieces by hand

For past two decades, Overmountain Woodworks artisans turn ideas into beautiful creations.

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Trinity Hatchel signs a National Letter of Intent to play softball at Cleveland Community College.
Trinity Hatchel signs a National Letter of Intent to play softball at Cleveland Community College.
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Salvation Army opens giving season with Red Kettle Kick-off event
Salvation Army opens giving season with Red Kettle Kick-off event

ell, it's official. Those smiling, bell-ringing soldiers of comfort and joy - a.k.a. The Salvation Army - kicked off their Kettle Campaign for the 2020 Christmas Season.

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Yeti Runners Shine at National Championship
Yeti Runners Shine at National Championship

Noah Lesser and Jonas Guffey, members of CCC's Yeti Cross Country team, traveled to Fort Dodge, Iowa for the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Cross Country National Championships on November 14

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A coat drive called
A coat drive called "Keep Cleveland County Warm"

A coat drive called "Keep Cleveland County Warm" is being held in memory of a Rutherford County woman, Pat Parker. Organizers are asking the community for donations to help keep people warm this winter.

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"Nature Reconsidered" and "Trail" 2020

"Nature Reconsidered" art competition and "Trail" photography competition opened this week at Southern Arts Society in Kings Mountain. Both are judged shows with cash prizes.

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Second Positive Case of Rabies Identified in Cleveland County This Year

On October 1, 2020 the Cleveland County Health Department was notified of a fox that tested positive for rabies.

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Clev. Co. 4-H, others, host Community Conversation event on October 22
Clev. Co. 4-H, others, host Community Conversation event on October 22

Online only event will belive-streamed on YouTube and Facebook Live

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Shelby VFW gives $25,000 to Exceptional Children's Program
VFW Post #4066 members and Cleveland County Schools staff and teachers at the Wednesday, September 23, $25,000 check presentation for the schools\' Exceptional Children\'s Program.
Shelby VFW gives $25,000 to Exceptional Children's Program

Shelby Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #4066 has given quite a bit of money to the county schools' Exceptional Children's Program over the years... a whole lot of money!

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BeachBlast Festival nominated for CBMA Event of the Year
BeachBlast Festival nominated for CBMA Event of the Year

The City of Kings Mountain's Special Events Department announced the nomination of the 2019 BeachBlast Festival for the Carolina Beach Music Awards Event of the Year. BeachBlast was one of six events nominated for this prestigious award.

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9/11 Patriot Day ceremony observed by Legion Post 82
9/11 Patriot Day ceremony observed by Legion Post 82

On Monday, Sept. 7, at 9 a.m., Shelby's American Legion Post 82, Post Auxiliary, and Sons of American Legion Squadron 82 observed Patriot Day, remembering the thousands who lost their lives when terrorist-hijacked planes attacked the United States.

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Name announced for Catawba Two Kings Casino Resort
Name announced for Catawba Two Kings Casino Resort

The Catawba Nation today announced Catawba Two Kings Casino Resort as the name of the gaming and entertainment destination the Nation is developing in Cleveland County, North Carolina.

"Catawba Two Kings Casino Resort celebrates our rich history and hopeful future in our ancestral lands in North Carolina - where our people were established hundreds of years ago, as the names Catawba River, Catawba County and Catawba College suggest," said Catawba Chief Bill Harris.

"The name pays tribute to the 18th century Catawba Chief King Hagler and to the City of Kings Mountain, which will be home to the new casino resort. It also symbolizes the unique relationship that the Catawba people have historically had - and will continue to strengthen going forward - with fellow residents of the region," Harris said.

The Catawba unveiled the name and logo for the new casino resort on Aug. 28 at a private event attended by citizens of the Catawba Nation community, casino project partners and City of Kings Mountain officials.

The Catawba Two Kings Casino Resort logo depicts a silhouette of King Hagler set against a representation of Kings Mountain.

The logo was developed in consultation with Delaware North. The global hospitality and entertainment company is advising the Catawba on the project.

King Hagler, Chief of the Catawba from 1750 to 1763, forged a peaceful relationship with the American colonists in the region while firmly defending the rights of his people. The Catawba helped protect the colonists, including during the French and Indian War, and in return the Catawba people received their support.

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United Way seeks donations for 'hotspots'
United Way seeks donations for 'hotspots'

If you or your organization are looking for a way to help local school children and their teachers, the United Way of Cleveland County (UWCC) has an answer for you. In a campaign titled, "Connect Cleveland County" the agency is working to provide "hotspots" for area students to aid them in their schoolwork.

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Don Gibson performances to go 'on the road'
The Don Gibson Theatre (DGT) is taking its shows on the road.
Don Gibson performances to go 'on the road'

The Don Gibson Theatre (DGT) is taking its shows on the road. Four upcoming performances are going to be held at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds (1751 E. Marion St., Shelby) instead of at the iconic 400-seat venue.

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KM's BeachBlast goes virtual on August 22
TOO MUCH SYLVIA, the 2019 Carolina Beach Music Association's Group of the Year, will perform concert on August 22. The beach party starts at 6 p.m.
KM's BeachBlast goes virtual on August 22

One of the City of Kings Mountain's most exciting festivals, BeachBlast, has been modified this year because of COVID-19 group size restrictions. In place of the festival, the City is planning a virtual beach party on August 22.

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Back-to-school celebration set for Aug. 22
Back-to-school celebration set for Aug. 22

For the 10th straight year, Camp Coach Rhodes is hosting a back-to school celebration on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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Kidney association needs funds to keep going
Steve Granger (left) of Save A Life Group presents a $1000 donation to Michelle Hoyle and Kathy Grigg of the Cleveland Rutherford Kidney Association to help with CRKA\'s current fund drive. Pictured right is John Laughlin of Laugh
Kidney association needs funds to keep going

The Cleveland Rutherford Kidney Association (CRKA) recently started a new fundraising campaign in order to continue serving patients in the community.

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New murals set to attract visitors to Shelby
New murals set to attract visitors to Shelby

Local officials are hopeful that two new murals in Uptown Shelby will not only bring enjoyment to county residents, but will also bring in visitors from across the state and beyond.

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New rules for the Broad River Greenway
New rules for the Broad River Greenway
New rules for the Broad River Greenway

Covid-19 has many people itching to get out of the house for some outdoor activity. Cleveland County residents have long enjoyed the many outdoor exercise opportunities offered by the Broad River Greenway (BRG).

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Salvation Army serves community in many ways
The SA is continuing to offer assistance to anyone who needs it.
Salvation Army serves community in many ways

"We never closed down at all." These are the words of Salvation Army (SA) Sgt. Les Ashby, referring to the ministry's pantry throughout the Covid-19 crisis. "We have had so much demand during this time - we even turned our fellowship hall into an additional pantry."

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Earl Scruggs Center busy despite shutdown
A mural honoring Earl Scruggs has been painted on the popular pedestrian alley side of Newgrass Brewing Company in Shelby
Earl Scruggs Center busy despite shutdown

Like many museums and other public event venues, the Earl Scruggs Center (ESC) in Shelby has been closed since mid- March. But while the building might be closed to visitors, the museum staff has stayed very busy developing a variety of activities for virtual visitors.

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Hope has not been canceled' for the BGCCC
Hope has not been canceled' for the BGCCC

"Hope Has Not Been Canceled" - that is the theme that the members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland County (BGCCC) have adopted for summer 2020.

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