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Chamber celebrates first year under new leadership
Chamber celebrates first year under new leadership

Christine Cribb loves what she does and she loves her job as Executive Director of the Cleveland County Chamber of Commerce. You can hear it in her voice as she talks about the Chamber and see it in her face as she tells you about what the Chamber can do to help businesses succeed.

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Summer music is in the air at ESC
Summer music is in the air at ESC

Summer music is well underway at the Earl Scruggs Center (ESC) in Shelby.

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Carter Chevrolet sponsors
Mark and Chris Carter of Carter Chevrolet in Shelby. Carter Chevrolet is sponsoring the "Carless Car Raffle" this year.
Carter Chevrolet sponsors "carless" car raffle for Boys & Girls Club

In a recent media release for the Shelby Boys & Girls Club, Dr. Jack Weller noted how the price of new cars rises every year. So, this year, said Weller, the Boys & Girls Club of Cleveland County (BGCCC) has decided to continue doing the Benefit Car Raffle without a vehicle.

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Shelby Alive! is back for summer 2022
Shelby Alive! is back for summer 2022

Music will once again be in the air in Uptown Shelby on Thursday evenings as Shelby Alive! returns to the Bobby Bell Pavilion located at 126 West Marion Street.

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Shelby Regional Airport to host fly-in; open house June 11
The weather was great for the 2019 Shelby-Cleveland County Regional Airport's 2019 Fly-In and Open House.
Shelby Regional Airport to host fly-in; open house June 11

Jack E. Poole, Airport Supervisor for the Shelby-Cleveland County Regional Airport Woodson Field, said he is glad they can once again have another fly-in and open house event. Furthermore, he is looking forward to it. And more good news - this is a FREE event! The airport is located at 830 College Ave., (Hwy. 150) Shelby.

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Neisler LEC addition nears completion
Neisler LEC addition nears completion

Over the past couple of years, the walls of an enlarged facility for adult daycare have slowly been taking shape on the Kings Mountain Boulevard. In just a few weeks, the construction will come to an end, and a dream that started six years ago will finally be a reality.

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GreenWorks Trash Trout Jr. makes debut at Hickory Creek
Broad Riverkeeper David Caldwell (in cap) and Shelby Stormwater/Engineer Coordinator Tyler Brooks and a volunteer push the Trash Trout, Jr. into place in Hickory Creek.
GreenWorks Trash Trout Jr. makes debut at Hickory Creek

City looking for volunteers to help clean the device out periodically, especially after rain events. There's a new trash collector in town and its name is Trash Trout, Jr. The wire and steel contraption was installed Tuesday, May 10 in Hickory Creek in Shelby by Broad Riverkeeper David Caldwell and City of Shelby Stormwater/Engineering Coordinator Tyler Brooks and a couple of helpers.

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GWU bulldog gets a new look
GWU bulldog gets a new look

There's a new Dawg in town! Gardner-Webb University (GWU) launched a new Runnin' Bulldog logo after a six-month research and interview process. It was revealed to campus, community, alumni and media on Thursday, April 28, 2022.

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Relay For Life 2022 starts Sat., May 14 at Dover YMCA
Andrea Whitesides, Margaret Litton, Mark Pritchett, Kathy Sloan, and Robin Earwood show off the new 2022 Relay For Life signs and tee-shirts.
Relay For Life 2022 starts Sat., May 14 at Dover YMCA

Get ready for the 2022 version of Relay For Life for Cleveland County, which is set to start Saturday, May 14, from 4 to 10 p.m. The location, as it has been for a while now, is the Dover Foundation YMCA, Shelby.

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Service to honor local 'fallen heroes'
Service to honor local 'fallen heroes'

A special service will take place on Thursday, May 5, 2022. At 11 a.m. that morning the Fallen Heroes Memorial at Raper-Roark Park in Shelby will host the Memorial of Fallen Heroes. The service will recognize local law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.

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Celebrating 25 years of the Foothills Merry Go Round Festival
An aerial view of a past Foothills Merry Go Round Festival.
Celebrating 25 years of the Foothills Merry Go Round Festival

For 25 years now kids of all ages have been entertained by the Foothills Merry Go Round Festival, a wonderful Shelby tradition. The festival is back again, on Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24.

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Shelby's Post 82 gearing up for start of 2022 Legion baseball
Shelby's Post 82 gearing up for start of 2022 Legion baseball

According to NC American Legion State Commander and Shelby Post 82 Sports Commissioner Jim Quinlan, Shelby's American Legion Post 82 is gearing up for the 2022 Cleveland County Legion baseball season.

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BGCCC to expand programs across county
BGCCC to expand programs across county

The Boys & Girls Club of Cleveland County (BGCCC) is expanding once again, offering programs at Springmore Elementary, Fallston Elementary, the renamed Shelby Elementary and at a new site in the Kings Mountain school zone, beginning in fall 2022.

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After many decades apart, Shelby couple meet again; tie the knot
The happy couple - Mr. and Mrs. Harris Putnam.
After many decades apart, Shelby couple meet again; tie the knot

For Jane Billedeaux, 83, and Harris Putnam, 82, words like "hope" and "true love" aren't just words, they really do mean what they say. They mean happiness can happen to anyone any time, no matter how much time has passed.

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HealthCare Foundation host Garden Party
The HealthCare Foundation of Cleveland County will host a garden party at Spinning Leaf at the Vineyard on April 2, 2022.
HealthCare Foundation host Garden Party

The spring days are now upon us, and you may find yourself wanting to celebrate and enjoy the warm spring air.

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USDA makes $3M investment in Shelby's Mafic USA
Signing off on a $3 million investment in Mafic USA are (left to right): Brett McMahon (Member of the Board of Directors), Kevin McDonald (Chairman of the Board), and Reginald Speight (NC State Director of USDA-RD).
USDA makes $3M investment in Shelby's Mafic USA

Basalt fiber plant to be the only North American manufacturer of the useful fibers. On Wednesday, March 9, 2022, at 11 a.m., USDA Rural Development State Director Reginald Speight announced an investment with Mafic USA, located at 119 Metrolina Dr., Shelby, in the Foothills Industrial Park.

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New seed library available at CCLS
Sarah Edmonds, CCLS adult services manager, talks about how the new Seed Library program works.
New seed library available at CCLS

When you head to the library, you usually think about checking out books or maybe doing a little research. But now you can also work on your gardening skills by checking out some seeds!

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Foothills Quilters Guild artisans sew and stitch for good causes
Foothills Quilters Club members - Cathey Earls, Linda McNeary, Donna Hartley, and Christi Scheffel - proudly show off some of their handiwork at Shelby's Ascension Lutheran Church. (photos by Michael E. Powell/CF Media)
Foothills Quilters Guild artisans sew and stitch for good causes

Christi Scheffel and her talented friends, members all of the Foothills Quilters Guild that meets monthly at the Ascension Lutheran Church in Shelby, love using their talents for good causes.

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'Hats Off!' exhibit featured now at KMHM
'Hats Off!' exhibit featured now at KMHM

Ballcaps, beanies, cowboy hats - people today often choose a wide variety of headwear. But just like any aspect of fashion, what people wear on their heads has changed a lot through the years.

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Local men's shelter needs your support to stay open
Mental Health Association's ComPeer program teaches an art class at The Common once a month. Photos provided
Local men's shelter needs your support to stay open

Many Cleveland County residents may have noticed a seemingly increase in the population of homeless men in and around Uptown Shelby over the last couple of years. Gary Leigh, Executive Director of Trailhead Resources noticed back in 2019 and sought to do something about it.

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Pharmacy Tech Academy helps HS students explore career possibilities
A Pharmacy Technician Academy student mixing IV medications under a Laminar Flow Hood, which provides a sterile environment for her to do so. (photos provided)
Pharmacy Tech Academy helps HS students explore career possibilities

In a recent media release, Paula Vess, Communications and Public Relations Coordinator for Cleveland Community College said their Pharmacy Technician Academy is a great way for students to get into that profession or to further their medical career choices.

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Potato Project needs leaders, tractors
CCPP founders Bill Horn, left, and Doug Sharp. According to Sharp, the organization is in need of new leadership. They are also seeking 45-horsepower tractors and tractor operators.
Potato Project needs leaders, tractors

"CCPP is a local charity that has produced and given away more than one million pounds of potatoes during the past eleven years," says CCPP co-founder Doug Sharp. "However, several of our founding group are showing signs of wear and tear (we do not wish to think of this as age)."

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Entrepreneurial Vaughn's create incubator for small businesses
The Kingdom\'s Cup is managed by Jennifer Tomlin (center), with baristas Lainey Bradley and Tajuana Tate helping out in the day-to-day operations. (photos by Michael E. Powell/CF Media)
Entrepreneurial Vaughn's create incubator for small businesses

Kingdom's Cup one of six SB's in their Marion Street mini-mall.

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December 3 ribbon cutting at new TJCA high school campus
Cutting the ribbon at the Dec. 3 ceremony at TJCA's new high school are, from left to right: Joe Maimone, Susan Lewis of Beam Construction in Cherryville, Ray Maxwell, Nicholas Lattanzi, Reginald Speight, TJCA Principal Dianna Bridges and Jack Parker.
December 3 ribbon cutting at new TJCA high school campus

According to a school media release, Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy (TJCA) hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, Dec. 3, celebrating the completion of their new $18 million high school campus

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Law Enforcement Appreciation luncheon given for local officers
Shelby Police Chief Jeff Ledford, Cleveland County Commissioner Deb Hardin, Cleveland County Sheriff Alan Norman, and Cleveland County Commissioners Johnny Hutchins and Doug Bridges at the Law Enforcement luncheon.
Law Enforcement Appreciation luncheon given for local officers

Steve Borders family and Elizabeth Baptist Church wanted to do something special to recognize and honor Cleveland County law enforcement, so they thought a delicious lunch would be just the thing.

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