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McSwain becomes first adaptive Cackalacky Golf Athlete
Brandon McSwain
McSwain becomes first adaptive Cackalacky Golf Athlete
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Dover YMCA hosts May 18 Cleveland County Relay For Life
Dover YMCA hosts May 18 Cleveland County Relay For Life
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American Legion to honor graves of Veterans May 23
American Legion to honor graves of Veterans May 23

Join us for the fifth year as the American Legion family of organizations flags the graves of veterans at Shelby City cemeteries on Thursday, May 23, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Sunset and Webb Memorial Cemeteries.

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Master Gardener program welcomes new members
Master Gardener program welcomes new members

The NC State Extension Master Gardener program has trained people to serve as volunteer educators of science-based horticultural knowledge since 1979. In 2012, the Cleveland County Cooperative Extension office began offering Master Gardener classes and formed the Extension Master GardenerSM Association of Cleveland County.

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River Hill Refuge to dedicate three new homes in April 27 ceremony
River Hill Refuge to dedicate three new homes in April 27 ceremony

River Hill Refuge, located at 2309 Emerald Mine Rd., Shelby, is hosting a dedication ceremony on Saturday, April 27, at 11 a.m., according to Mr. Blake Ragsdale, Director of Communications and Managing Editor of Charity and Children of Baptist Children's Homes of North Carolina.

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Foothills Quilters Guild meet to share their love of quilting
Foothills Quilters Guild meet to share their love of quilting

Foothills Quilters Guild meets monthly at Ascension Lutheran Church in Shelby. The members come together to share their love of quilting. They are here to learn, teach and encourage anyone who also shares that love. The group gladly welcomes new members from Shelby and surrounding areas.

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CVII serves vital community need - with a smile
CVII serves vital community need - with a smile

Busy hands, happy hearts, and loving souls. That triad of virtues is a good way to describe the work that goes on every day at Cleveland Vocational Industries, Inc. (CVII) located at 650 N. Post Rd., Shelby.

CVII's motto "We believe that all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are defined by their own strengths, abilities and inherent value...not their disability", defines the work that goes on there and serves as a guidepost for its mission of uplifting, educating, and employing folks with a wide range of physical and mental challenges to be the best they can be.

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Lickety Lew's Boo Yow will make you say- wow!
Lickety Lew's Boo Yow will make you say- wow!

There are around 10,000 taste buds on the human tongue and when they get hit with Lickety Lew's Boo Yow Sauce every one of them will stand up and take notice.

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The Banker's House Embarks on Historic Roof Renovation
The Banker's House Embarks on Historic Roof Renovation

The Banker's House is getting a new roof! This is the first complete renovation of the roof since the house was first constructed in 1874-75.

"It's amazing that the original roof has lasted this long," says Banker's House Executive Director Carolyn Jackson. "This just shows the quality and durability that was crafted into every aspect of this house."

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Homes for Heroes reaching  those in Cleveland County
Homes for Heroes reaching those in Cleveland County

A Connecticut couple who transferred to Rutherford County in 2020 for a job, would experience unbelievable tragedy less than three years later and yet the outpouring of love and friendship after the tragedy changed their lives forever.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland County hosting  Murder Mystery at Don Gibson Theatre
Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland County hosting Murder Mystery at Don Gibson Theatre

Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland County (BGCCC) will host a Murder Mystery Dinner Theater on Saturday, March 23, at the Don Gibson Theatre, S Washington Street, Shelby. The event will start with a social at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. provided by 133 West, Kings Mountain. The excitement of solving the mystery will begin at 7 p.m.

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Shelby's Carolina Harmony Trail is like music to nature lovers
Shelby's Carolina Harmony Trail is like music to nature lovers

The heart of Shelby is a busy place but there's an oasis beginning at the corner of W. Marion and N. Morgan Streets near the Foothills Farmers' Market that offers folks a chance to commune with nature and get some exercise in a quiet, beautiful, and safe environment.

Known as the Carolina Harmony Trail, the feature is a .7 mile long, 13-foot wide, paved, level, pathway bordered by split rail fence and lush vegetation.

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Cleveland County Writer Shares Mooresboro Grandparents' World War II Love Story in New Book
Cleveland County Writer Shares Mooresboro Grandparents' World War II Love Story in New Book

World War II changed the lives of most people on earth at the time, says author Matthew Tessnear of Cleveland County. The war led to death and destruction for millions who faced dangerous conditions almost unimaginable today. But the time period also resulted in new life through the numerous romances that blossomed as brave service members exchanged letters with their sweethearts back home.

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Young Shelby artist Jr. Thompson a big Sonic the Hedgehog fan
Young Shelby artist Jr. Thompson a big Sonic the Hedgehog fan

To say that seven-year-old Shelby artist Qadry Thompson, Jr. loves Sonic the Hedgehog, the superfast, blue spiky-haired cartoon hedgehog, immensely, is, at best, an understatement!

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GWU student, former soccer coach honored for their volunteer work
GWU student, former soccer coach honored for their volunteer work

A Gardner-Webb University (GWU) student and a former children's volunteer soccer coach in Cleveland County, was tapped as Youth Volunteer of the Year for 2023.

Encouraged by her GWU adjunct professor John Miller, Ashley Wilson began volunteering at HOPEWorks in Rutherford County, a free after-school program for middle and high schoolers. Soon Ashley developed a passion for HOPEWorks as students need encouragement and hope.

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Robin Hood has nothing on Casar archer Anzlee Kilby
Robin Hood has nothing on Casar archer Anzlee Kilby

If legendary English archer Robin Hood could come back to life and meet up with 15-year-old Anzlee Kilby of Casar, he could probably pick up a few tips to improve his aim.

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Love Is In the Air . . .
Love Is In the Air . . .

Roses are red, violets are blue, and this Valentine's Day, we've got the perfect plan for you! Break free from the ordinary and enjoy yourself in a night filled with romance, music, and philanthropy.

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Paying honor to native son  Earl Scruggs on his 100th birthday
Paying honor to native son Earl Scruggs on his 100th birthday

The celebration of Earl Scruggs' 100th birthday on January 6 - his actual birth day - at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville was truly an extraordinary, once-in-a-lifetime event, Mary Beth Martin said. Martin, the executive director of the Earl Scruggs Center in Shelby, was among the packed crowd at the Ryman as bluegrass artists from across the country paid tribute to the Cleveland County native.

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Ribbon Cutting celebrates renovated CCC Yetis Gym
Ribbon Cutting celebrates renovated CCC Yetis Gym

Last Saturday, January 13, 2024, saw Cleveland Community College celebrate the grand opening of its newly renovated Yetis gym with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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Salvation Army of Cleveland County provides services to hundreds
Salvation Army of Cleveland County provides services to hundreds

Sgt. Joseph Rodgers and Sgt. Patti Rodgers came to the area six months ago for their first assignment with the Salvation Army. The couple, married 31 years, are the administrators of The Salvation Army of Cleveland and Rutherford Counties.

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Area campgrounds win OHI's biggest awards
Area campgrounds win OHI's biggest awards

The Outdoor Hospitality Conference and Expo (OHCE2023), under the organization of OHwI (formerly National ARVC), celebrated the champions of the industry by announcing the winners of the prestigious 2023 Awards of Excellence recently.

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Seven-year-old Lawndale youngster is a Dutch Oven cooking champion!
Seven-year-old Lawndale youngster is a Dutch Oven cooking champion!

National Dutch Oven Gathering 2023 Youth cook-off Champion wins first place second year in a row.

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Soldiers' Stories: Christmas Away from Home Through the Years
Soldiers' Stories: Christmas Away from Home Through the Years
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What does it take to build a
What does it take to build a "Great Future" for a child?

Cleveland County (BGCCC) is dedicated to helping all kids build their own great future. The goal is to provide children with resources and opportunities that enable them to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

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Cleveland Co. Crime Stoppers group doing a great work
Cleveland Co. Crime Stoppers group doing a great work

Cleveland County Crime Stoppers are having a great year so far, and if all continues as is, they look forward to things getting even better, according to representatives of the organization. Also, having solid, local support certainly doesn't hurt anything either.

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