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Tim "Izzy" Israel, who is walking across the United States to draw attention to term limits for Congress, came through Shelby, N.C., on May 24. Here he shows the sign on his backpack that is easily visible as he makes his way down America's highways. (pho
Tim "Izzy" Israel stops in Shelby while walking the country

His "Support of Term Limits" crusade is a coast-to-coast endeavor. On a personal quest to end Congressional term limits, Nashville, TN, resident Tim "Izzy" Israel brought his "Where Izzy?" trek/ tour through Shelby on May 24.

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Renovations continue on historic Courthouse
In addition to the cupola repairs, roof renovations are also ongoing.
Renovations continue on historic Courthouse

If you have been in Uptown Shelby recently, you may have noticed repair work being done on the historic Courthouse, now the home of the Earl Scruggs Center. As it turns out, that very visible work is just the tip of the iceberg.

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KM Hometown Hero Jimmy Wayne honored with mural
KM Hometown Hero Jimmy Wayne honored with mural

The City of Kings Mountain, in partnership with the Tourism Development Authority and the Kings Mountain Little Theatre Board of Directors, have commissioned artist Scott Nurkin, founder of the North Carolina Musician Murals Project, to create a mural honoring hometown hero -- author, singer, songwriter, musician -- Jimmy Wayne as part of an art installment celebrating art and artists from North Carolina.

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 Neal Senior Center gradually reopening
Neal Senior Center gradually reopening

Like many organizations, the Neal Senior Center (NSC) has faced many challenges during the past year.

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Shelby group to spruce up Suttle Tennis Complex for pickleball sport
The pickleball will fly when there is a hot game afoot at Shelby's J.L. Suttle Tennis Complex, soon to be the new home to six pickleball courts! These two co-ed teams are local folks who love the game and play every chance they get. (photos by MEP/CF Medi
Shelby group to spruce up Suttle Tennis Complex for pickleball sport

It's one of the hottest new sports sweeping the nation and it is a sport called pickleball. It has, according to its purveyors, been around for quite a quite a while, at least since the mid- 60s

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GWU students to offer art sale April 24
Shaila Hart, left, and Chris Dover, right, are helping to coordinate a Spring Art Sale on the GWU campus. The event will be held Saturday, April 24, 2021, from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the student artists and the GWU art club.
GWU students to offer art sale April 24
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Burns sophomore represents local area at State Oratorical Finals competition
James Moore; State Commander; Savannah McGlothlin $2,000 scholarship winner and Bill Oxford, National Commander.
Burns sophomore represents local area at State Oratorical Finals competition

The Shelby American Legion 82 Family hosted the State Oratorical Finals competition at the LeGrand Center on Sunday, March 7, 2021.

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Don Gibson concerts to go 'on the road'
Don Gibson concerts to go 'on the road'

The Don Gibson Theatre (DGT) is once again taking its shows on the road. Three upcoming concerts 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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Justin Harper to lead 'Musical Explorations' at ESC
Justin Harper teaches a music class at the Earl Scruggs Center in Shelby in 2019. Harper has teamed up with the ESC to offer "Musical Explorations" classes throughout 2021.
Justin Harper to lead 'Musical Explorations' at ESC

Classes are now underway for a new music series offered by the Earl Scruggs Center (ESC) in Shelby.

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Young Yetis sports teams making their mark in their league
The Cleveland Community College Yetis Men\'s Cross Country at the 2020 Region 10 Championship meet in Axton, Virginia. (L-R) William Fuzie, Dylan Williams, Drake Ballard, Coach Steve McCachren, Jonas Guffey, Kinser Hudson, and Noah Lesser.
Young Yetis sports teams making their mark in their league

First athletic program to compete as a true collegiate team and member of the NJCAA

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Potato Project relies on volunteers, donors
CCPP founders Bill Horn, front left, and Doug Sharp, front right, share a lighthearted moment with Susan McConnell, back left, and Shelby FBC youth director Carol Ann Hoard, back right, and several members of the Potato Head family.
Potato Project relies on volunteers, donors

It was 2009, and local food banks and pantries were struggling to have enough food to feed the community. It was during this time that two friends from a Sunday School class at First Baptist Church in Shelby had an idea.

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Shelby Middle School football players  write letters to veteran patients
Shelby Middle School football players write letters to veteran patients

Krista Haynes, Hospice Cleveland County Patient/ Family Volunteer Coordinator, got to see first-hand a group of teens doing an act of great kindness.

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Exhibit shows needlework through the years
This quilt was made between 1894-1933. This is a "Tulip" pattern quilt made of white material (now faded) on the front with designs of purple and pink tulips with green vines. The reverse side is pink and bare, with no design. This quilt was owned and mad
Exhibit shows needlework through the years

If your grandmother or mother ever stitched a quilt, you might see some familiar-looking specimens in the newest exhibit at the Kings Mountain Historical Museum (KMHM).

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Crest teen has her head in the clouds when it comes to a career
Caitlin Cobb, 17, stands beside the plane she trained and soloed in, a Cessna Skyhawk 172. (photos provided)
Crest teen has her head in the clouds when it comes to a career
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Love in the air on Feb. 13 in Uptown Shelby
Mischia and Greg Taylor not only got engaged in a horse-drawn carriage, but they also rode in a carriage on their wedding day.
Love in the air on Feb. 13 in Uptown Shelby

Love will be in the air on Feb. 13, 2021, in Uptown Shelby. For the first time ever, the city is hosting carriage rides for Valentine's Day, or rather Valentine's Eve.

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Support needed for Hearts for Hospice
Hampton Inn had a creative design for their "Hearts for Hospice" display in 2019.
Support needed for Hearts for Hospice

The past year has been difficult for everyone, but non-profit organizations have been perhaps hit the hardest.

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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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