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"Yesterday, I Was Fine" author shares personal stories of dyslexia

Hope Johnson learned from her own personal experiences that everyone has family struggles and secrets one might not want to have to talk about.
She was a young girl when a member of her family took his own life and she would learn later about another member's years of clinical depression.

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It is official - Uptown Shelby  Social District now in full swing!
It is official - Uptown Shelby Social District now in full swing!

Carly C. Bostic, Executive Director of the Uptown Shelby Association, noted recently that Uptown Shelby's new Social District started as of July 1.
Bostic said this is a "first" for Uptown Shelby, adding, "(and) a big thanks is owed to our elected officials and the employees of the City of Shelby for recognizing the impact that a social district has on the vitality of local businesses."

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Habitat for Humanity Cleveland County offers a Hand UP to home ownership
Habitat for Humanity Cleveland County offers a Hand UP to home ownership

Home Sweet Home.
That phrase has special meaning to folks who have achieved their dream of home ownership via help from Habitat for Humanity Cleveland County whose motto is "We provide a Hand UP, not a handout".

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Cleveland County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council provides a vital service to our area
Cleveland County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council provides a vital service to our area

t's an unfortunate fact that sometimes youths become involved in activities or lifestyles that cause them to come in contact with the court system or other agencies and that's where the Cleveland County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council (JCPC) often steps up to help.

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Catawba Two Kings Casino groundbreaking June 7th
Catawba Two Kings Casino groundbreaking June 7th

The Catawba Two Kings Casino held its official groundbreaking, or MANUU HAR HE WE, which in the Catawba language means "We intend to dig the earth," at 538 Kings Mountain Blvd. in Kings Mountain on Friday, June 7.
Kathy George, President of the Catawba Nation Gaming Authority, welcomed guests and local dignitaries, saying, "What a great day to have you all join us, and what great weather we have. So, thank you to all who dialed that in today.

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Kings Mountain event to honor and assist veterans
Kings Mountain event to honor and assist veterans

The walking track behind the Kings Mountain Family YMCA at 211 Cleveland Ave. will be the site of a special event 8am to 8pm June 22 honoring veterans and featuring a wide variety of booths and representatives offering assistance for them.

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CC EMS squad thanked for helping in delivery of family's
CC EMS squad thanked for helping in delivery of family's "miracle" child

In August 2023 a Kings Mountain family welcomed their newest addition - a beautiful baby girl - thanks in part, they said, to the quick response and actions of members of the Cleveland County EMS squad.

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Boys & Girls Club 53rd Benefit  Reverse Drawing and Auction
Boys & Girls Club 53rd Benefit Reverse Drawing and Auction

The Boys & Girls Club of Cleveland County (BGCCC) is proud to uphold the traditions that have been a part of our community since the dedication of the Clubhouse in 1971. This year marks the fifty-third anniversary of the BGCCC Benefit Reverse Drawing and Auction, a testament to our enduring commitment to the children of our community.

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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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