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ESC announces 2023 concert series lineup
ESC announces 2023 concert series lineup

Amazing live music is coming to The Earl Scruggs Center (ESC) in Uptown Shelby. The ESC recently released its Center Stage Concert Series lineup for 2023.

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Warrior Fishing Foundation
Warrior Fishing Foundation "angling" to help disabled veterans heal

Looking for new veterans to "come, go fishing" as well as for donations to make it happen for them

For retired, disabled U.S. Marine Corps veteran Ben Travis, fishing was something he did when he was a kid or a youth. Who knew it would become a veritable life-saver for him, but it certainly did! So much so, he had to spread the word and help out others like him who were needing something to help them like being out on the water and fishing did for him.

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Beekeeping class set for Jan. 28, Feb. 4
Beekeeping class set for Jan. 28, Feb. 4

Looking for a new hobby in the new year? Enjoy nature and the outdoors and want to find a way to benefit your community and your own well-being? Then beekeeping might be just the thing for you!

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A small section at Sunset Cemetery is set aside for burial of Civil War unknown soldiers. There are soldiers who fought for both the Union and Confederate Armies interred in this section. Each received a wreath. (photo by Linda Quinlan)
"Wreaths Across America Day" brightens graves, cemeteries

The Shelby American Legion and its family of similar organizations participated in "Wreaths Across America Day" on Saturday, Dec. 17. Linda Quinlan, Auxiliary Unit 82 Vice President and PR Chairperson, said of the event, "This is the third year Shelby has hosted this event, and it was again spearheaded by Rebecca Higgins, Past President of Auxiliary Unit 82. Members of the local Benjamin Cleveland DAR Chapter also helped to sell wreaths and promote the event this year."

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Kick off 2023 with a 'First Day Hike'
Kick off 2023 with a 'First Day Hike'

Ah, the holidays! Time for friends, family and food. Such a cozy time to gather around the fire, eating homemade goodies and enjoying the festivities. But after a while, you might start to feel a need to get outside for a bit of fresh air.

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Mt. Holly honors Officer Herndon at Memorial Plaza unveiling
NC House Rep. Kelly Hastings (left) and guest speaker Stephen Brackeen with a portrait of Tyler Herndon. Photo by Alan Hodge
Mt. Holly honors Officer Herndon at Memorial Plaza unveiling

Sunday, December 11, saw the unveiling of two bronze statues at the Law Enforcement Memorial Plaza on the grounds of the Mt. Holly Municipal Complex as well as a ceremony marking the second anniversary of the tragic death of MHPD officer Tyler Herndon in the line of duty which happened two years ago.

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Hospice Cleveland County's
Hospice Cleveland County's "Lighting the Way" Fundraiser is December 9

For Pam Sharts and her fellow workers at Hospice Cleveland County, the holidays are a time of memories for times past and anticipation of holidays yet to come, for them and for their many clients and patients. Sharts is Marketing, PR, & Special Events Manager for Hospice Cleveland County.

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Banker's House's Christmas Reveal Dec. 2
Banker's House's Christmas Reveal Dec. 2

It all began a few years ago when the folks at The Banker's House were asked to participate in the Cleveland County Arts Council's Holiday Home tour.

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Crossroads Rescue Mission never wants  anyone to be alone on Thanksgiving
Some of the volunteers on the serving line at the CRM 2021 Thanksgiving Dinner.
Crossroads Rescue Mission never wants anyone to be alone on Thanksgiving

Crossroads Rescue Mission Executive Office Supervisor Martha Badger said recently their organization never wants anyone to be alone on Thanksgiving, or any holiday, for that matter.

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Jingle Bell Rockin' Run set for Dec. 3
It may not be Thanksgiving yet, but now is the time to get your holiday running/walking gear in order. Registration for the 22nd annual Jingle Bell Rockin\' Run (JBRR) is underway, and the event will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022.
Jingle Bell Rockin' Run set for Dec. 3
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Crest High School's JROTC program now in its 28th year
HONOR GUARD - Pictured left to right Joey Doss, Faith Hubbard, Trinity Cox, Cole Waite, Olivia Ledbetter and Gavin Hoyle.
Crest High School's JROTC program now in its 28th year

When you think of organizations that are great for young men and women, normally the first ones you think of are the Scouts or Boys and Girls Clubs; groups like that. There is another group however that does great good for young men and women today and that is the JROTC, a.k.a. Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps.

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Earl Scruggs Center partners with area schools
Earl Scruggs Center partners with area schools

Students throughout the Cleveland County School System (CCSS) are benefiting from a unique educational opportunity offered throughout fall 2022 by the Earl Scruggs Center (ESC).

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 Third Annual T & H Equipment Tractor Show a great success
Third Annual T & H Equipment Tractor Show a great success

"Good ole country gathering" for several of his friends to show their tractors. For the past three years owner and operator Hal Patterson of T & H Equipment has hosted a tractor show at his place of business. It is something he really loves doing and all of his customers love it as well and get into it in a big way.

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Senior Center to sponsor car show, vendor fair
Senior Center to sponsor car show, vendor fair

Fancy cars, handmade crafts and specialty vendors will all be part of the Neal Senior Center's October Fest, set for Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022. The festival will include a car show and a pop-up vendor fair. All proceeds will benefit the Council on Aging's programs and services.

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Cleveland County pastor receives Lifetime Achievement Award from President Biden
Cleveland County pastor receives Lifetime Achievement Award from President Biden

A Kings Mountain pastor has received a very prestigious award from none other than the President of the United States of America, Joe Biden.

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Mush, Music & Mutts returns to Shelby Oct. 15
Emily Epley prepares liver mush at the 2019 festival.
Mush, Music & Mutts returns to Shelby Oct. 15

For the first time since 2019, the Mush, Music & Mutts: NC's Official Fall Liver Mush Festival will be held in Uptown Shelby on Saturday, Oct.15, 2022, from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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CCC's new Advanced Technology Center building named for Speaker Tim Moore
CCC's new Advanced Technology Center building named for Speaker Tim Moore

Cleveland Community College cut the ribbon at one of their newest buildings on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022 welcoming everyone present to the new Speaker Tim Moore Advanced Technology Center.

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Local woman memorialized at annual Sarah Sweep
Local woman memorialized at annual Sarah Sweep

Maybe you have seen the signs each fall asking for volunteers to participate in the Sarah Sweep on First Broad River. You may have participated or seen the photos of the piles of tires, appliances and trash that are pulled out of the river each year in this endeavor.

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Young Tucker Forrest loves the challenges farming presents
Young Tucker Forrest loves the challenges farming presents

Rising Crest Middle School 8th grader, Tucker Forrest has been into farming since he was, well, since he was very small, according to his mom and dad, Lyndi and Shannon Forrest.

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6 Week ladies Bible study begins at Pfeiffer Cafe & Confections, Sept. 7
6 Week ladies Bible study begins at Pfeiffer Cafe & Confections, Sept. 7

A ladies county-wide Bible study will begin at Pfeiffer Cafe & Confections, located at 116 E. Warren Street, Shelby on Wednesday, September 7 through October 12 from 9 AM-11AM.

Best selling author and local Cleveland County native Cindi Wood will be leading the six-week study "Anonymous" .

Reserve your spot by texting your name and contact info to: 704-418-1199. Bible study books will be available for $15 which includes registration.

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Cleveland County Sheriff's Office
Cleveland County Sheriff's Office "STAR Camp" helps kids have a great summer
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New garden to honor legacy of Dotty Leatherwood
Dotty Leatherwood was a master gardener and helped found the Cleveland County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer program and served as the group\'s first president.
New garden to honor legacy of Dotty Leatherwood

A local legend in gardening who passed away last year will be remembered for years to come through the creation of a special garden named in her memory.

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AL World Series fans to supply food for Neal Senior Center
AL World Series fans to supply food for Neal Senior Center

Two Local Ministries Collection boxes to be set at main gate of Keeter Stadium. World Series starts Thursday, Aug. 11, and runs through to Tuesday, Aug. 16, at Keeter Stadium.

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Wake the World returns to Moss Lake Aug. 29
Wake the World returns to Moss Lake Aug. 29

It is time for fun in the sun and water for those who may not typically have the opportunity to participate in traditional water sports.

Wake the World, a non-profit organization that offers recreational water sports events for disabled or disadvantaged children or adults, will once again hold an open day of skiing and water tubing at Moss Lake at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 29, 2022.

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Historic Shelby Foundation seeks to preserve the past
Historic Shelby Foundation seeks to preserve the past

History is all around us in the Cleveland County area. From the national park that borders us to the south, to the music legends that got their start here, we often take much of our area's history for granted.

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