Central Drug, Otis Merchandise
The Drug Store
Carolina Care Center, Cherryville Florist, Ferguson Ace Hardware, Great Outdoors, Medical Center Pharmacy
Dallas Express Pharmacy, Fatbacks Auto
Fallston Pharmacy, Wright’s Jewelry
Captain’s Cap Seafood, Carpet One Interiors, Ewing Insurance, Furniture Plus, Hillbilly’s BBQ, Smith Drug Store
Granny B’s Kitchen
Flooring America, Griffin Drug Store, Parker Farm Service, Love’s Fish Box
Bargain Center Discount Grocery, Carolina Hardware, The Drug Store, NAPA, Fingers Florist, Lawning Marble, LMI Insurance
Affinity Salon & Spa, Basic Finance, Classic Lamp Outlet, Folk Cleaners, Hollys Flowers, Honda of Shelby, M&J Loans, Shelby Cafe, Shelby Hardware, Shope Shoes, Sister’s Closet, Shope’s Shoes, The Clock Restaurant
Allen Drug, Family Med Pharmacy
Mitchem’s Kitchen, The Drug Store
What’s Up in Prep Football
Last week the Crest Chargers pulled off a comeback from behind victory over Northern Guilford to earn them a well-deserved trip to the State Championship game. The 14-1 Crest Chargers will be up against the 13-2 Southern Durham Spartans. The Chargers will be making their eigth Championship game appearance. In the previous seven appearances they have won four (‘94, ‘96, ‘03, ‘04). On the other side of the ball the Southern Durham Spartans will be making their first Championship appearance. The Spartans are led by Junior quarterback, Kendall Hinton. Hinton has thrown for over 3,000 yards and rushed for over 1,000 so its safe to bet that he will be the man to contain for Chargers. It will be a great matchup between Spartan receiver and NC State Commit, Maurice Trowell, versus SMAC Conference Defensive Player of the Year, Crest Charger Omar Brooks. Brooks also leads his team in tackles. The Chargers will need a another 106 yards on the ground from SMAC Conference Offensive Player of the Year Jalin Moore. Moore is a very consistent runner who stays feet behind shoulders and pounds the ball exploding through the line of scrimmage, and just when the defense relaxes they get hit by thunder, Tre Harbison. This will be a great battle for supremacy, victory will lie on the side of experience Champions, the Crest Chargers!
WINNER: CREST CHARGERS!
The Shelby Golden Lions, after losing their last game of the regular season to the Crest Chargers, went on to win the SMAC. They have shown nothing but dominance from that point forward. Now, they are back to the championship for the tenth time in modern era. The Golden Lions continue to add to their storied history in the playoffs and to the all-time victories which stands at 725 and counting. Shelby has sported the crown five times as State Championships (‘86, ’87, ’97, ’05, ’06) and look to make it six when they take on the Southwest Onslow Stallions. Both the Stallions and Golden Lions will be running identical offenses which makes the job somewhat easier on the defense. Since they are both used to seeing these offenses in practice scrimmages throughout the year. The Golden Lions offense comes in as the much more balanced team versus the run heavy Stallions. Southwest Onslow has fallen behind early in games during their road to the championship. Ten times on the season the Stallions have had to come from behind. This will all play into the hands of the high octane offense of Shelby led by RJ George (who has thrown for over 3,000 yards) and Raekwon Washington (who has rushed for over 1,000 yards). If the Stallions stick to the trend and fall behind it may be the end to their season and the celebration of the Golden Lions’s season. Comebacks are hard to manage against the stingy defense of Shelby who only allowed 123 yards on the ground and intercepted three passes.
WINNER: SHELBY GOLDEN LIONS!
WHAT’S UP IN LOCAL SPORTS
There’s a good chance that Cleveland County could be the home of two state championships after this weekend. The Shelby Golden Lions advanced to the state title game after an impressive 49-3 win over Reidsville last Friday night and the Crest Chargers advanced with an exciting 23-17 overtime win over Northern Guilford. The Shelby Golden Lions will meet Southwest Onslow Saturday morning at 11:00 am at Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill for the 2A state title and the Crest Chargers will take on Southern Durham for the 3AA title at 7:00 pm at the BB&T Field in Winston-Salem. The Lions enter their game at 11-4 on the season while Southwest Onslow is now 12-2. The Crest Chargers are now 14-1. Both games will be aired “live” on WOHS-1390 AM, WLON-1050 AM AND WCSL-1590 AM. The games will also be heard on www.ktcbroadcasting.com. Below is the complete state playoff schedule for Saturday:
Carter Finley Stadium in Raleigh
7:00PM - Wake Forest vs. Mallard Creek
Carter Finley Stadium in Raleigh
3:00PM - Greensboro Dudley vs. Scotland
BB&T Field at N.C. in Winston Salem
7PM - Crest Chargers vs. Southern Durham
BB&T Field in Winston Salem
11:00AM - Concord vs. Havelock
Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hll
7:30PM - Monroe vs. High Point Andrews
Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hll
11:00AM - Shelby vs. Southwest Onslow
BB&T Field in Winston Salem
3PM - West Montgomery vs. Warsaw Kenan
BB&T Field in Winston Salem
11:00AM - Murphy vs. Plymouth
The Shelby Star has named its high school football players of the week. They are Crest Chargers running back Jalin Moore and Shelby Golden Lions linebacker Robert Brown. Moore rushed for 135 yards on 26 carries and tossed a 20 yard touchdown pass to force overtime in the Charger’s 23-17 win over Northern Durham. Brown registered 10 tackles in Shelby’s 49-3 win over Reidsville.
Both Shelby and Crest will have buses headed to Chapel Hill and Winston-Salem for the state playoffs. Cost to ride the Shelby bus is $25.00 and will leave Saturday morning at 6:30 am from the parking lot of the Shelby High baseball field. Shelby at 11-4 meets 12-3 Southwest Onslow Saturday morning at 11:00 AM. The Crest Charger fan bus will leave at 3:00 pm Saturday afternoon from the high school. Cost is $13.00 per person. The 14-1 Chargers will meet 13-2 Southern Durham at 7:00 pm Saturday night.
The Forestview Jaguars were eliminated by the Concord Spiders last week but what a season it was for Forestview. It was the deepest into the playoffs that the school had ever advanced. The season also saw some team and individual records. Quarterback Logan Bradley finished as the career passing leader in Gaston County with 6,008 career passing yards. He finished as the all time leader in touchdowns with 73 and a single season passing record of 3,190 yards. Receiver Mykelti Armstrong set a Gaston County record for receptions in a single season with 101. Sophomore running back Moe Neal tied a Gaston County record for the longest ever touchdown run with a 98 yard run against Lake Norman Charter. The team set a single game scoring record with 66 points against Bessemer City.
Hunter Huss head football coach Steve Gardner has resigned. Gardner will remain as the school’s athletic director after leading the Huskies to a 6-8 season this year. Gardner has served as head coach since 1997. The school will form a committee to find a replacement.
South Point Red Raiders’ Tanner Muse has made a commitment to Clemson. Muse led the Red Raiders to a 13-1 record this season. Muse had offers from N.C. State, North Carolina, Georgia Tech, Duke, Virginia, Louisville, Northwestern, Mississippi, Vanderbilt and Michigan.
Tyler Bray of South Point has been named the Big South Conference Offensive Player of the Year. Bray rushed for 1,790 yards and scored 30 touchdowns leading South Point to a 13-1 mark. Derick Weber of Ashbrook was named the Big South Conference Defensive Player of the Year. Weber led the Greenwave with 163 tackles. Kerrion Moore of Hunter Huss was named the Big South Conference Special Teams Player of the Year. South Point head coach Mickey Lineberger was named the Big South Conference Coach of the Year.
Former Ashbrook football star Jheranie Boyd has been assigned to the Kansas City Chief’s practice squad. Boyd had previously played with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Cincinnatti Bengals in the NFL.
Former Hunter Huss basketball and baseball star Joe Tate will be inducted into the Fayetteville State University Sports Hall of Fame. Tate was a two time All-CIAA selection and was a memberof the 1975 CIAA championship team. Tate is the second Gaston County native in the Fayetteville State Hall of Fame. The other is former NBA star Darrell Armstrong.
Former Gaston Day basketball star Pet Sumner has picked up another honor. Sumner was named the state of Maine’s Player of the Week by the men’s basketball coaches and the Writers Association. Sumner scored 27 points in a game for Maine at Farmington last week.
Gardner Webb College has named Mika Varga as its new women’s soccer coach. Varga has a Division I coaching record of 236-201-37 in 20 years of coaching at South Alabama.
1. Crest Chargers 14 1 0 Plus 245
2. Shelby Golden Lions 11 4 0 Plus 308
3. South Point Red Raiders 13 1 0 Plus 381
4. Burns Bulldogs 11 3 0 Plus 189
5. Forestview Jaguars 10 5 0 Plus 278
6. Ashbrook Greenwave 9 4 0 Plus 126
7. East Lincoln Mustangs 9 5 0 Plus 281
8. Lincolnton Wolves 9 6 0 Minus 8
9. West Lincoln Rebels 7 5 0 Plus 63
10. North Gaston Wildcats 6 6 0 Plus 25
WOHS 1390AM / What’s Up Shopper / McDonald’s
Scholar Athlete of the Month
Will Boyles of Kings Mountain High
Will Boyles, a Senior at Kings Mountain High School is the McDonald’s/WOHS/Whats Up Shopper Scholar Athlete of the Month. Will is a member of the Indoor Track, Cross Country and Track and Field Teams at Kings Mountain.
Will has been ranked first in his class since the ninth grade. He has earned a 5.0 grade point average while taking numerous advanced placement classes including, Calculus BC, Environmental Science, US Government, English III, English IV, World History, US History, European History, Physics, Statistics and Chemistry.
Will is a member of the Student Participation Organization, Student Body Secretary/Treasurer, Beta Club, National Honor Society, Junior Marshal, Math Club, Band and Marching Band of which he is Drum Major.
Upon graduation, Will plans to attend Wake Forest University to study Mathematics and eventually pursue a Doctoral Degree. He plans to use this degree to become a mathmetics professor.
Will is the son of Bruce and Laura Boyles of Kings Mountain. He is a member of First Baptist Church of Kings Mountain where he is a member of the Youth Group, Praise Band and has participated in several M-Fuge volunteer mission trips.
Among his community activities, Will organized the CCS Jazz Band, featuring students from all four Cleveland County High Schools, volunteered at the Kings Mountain National Military Park, helped with Murphey’s Toy Run and has participated in several community charity 5-K events.
The McDonald’s/WOHS/What’s Up Shopper Scholar Athlete Award is sponsored by the McDonald’s Restaurants in Shelby and Kings Mountain, WOHS Radio and the What’s Up Shopper. The purpose of the award is to recognize a student athlete not only for accomplishments in athletics but also for achievements in the classroom and for overall school and community citizenship.
What’s Up in Hollywood Sports
By Kevin Hastings - @KevinHastings
With only three weeks to go, we’re down to sixteen teams in our poll that can still win it all! Right now I have the Seahawks winning the Super Bowl but I’m not sure the football gods will allow that after all the substance abuse suspensions. I’m just not sure anyone can go into Seattle and win.
Below is our weekly power poll of which teams have the best chance of winning the Super Bowl. Each week we eliminate one team from the poll who I think has no chance at winning the Super Bowl and there’s no reason for us to talk about them anymore.
This week we say goodbye to the Tennessee Titans (5-8) - I eliminated Miami last week on the faith that they will crumble and Baltimore will take the last Wild Card at 8-8. With that confidence I’ve left the Titans and Chargers in over the Dolphins even though I don’t believe any of them will make it but I could be wrong. Tennessee was doomed from the start with quarterback problems and running back in Chris Johnson they can’t wait to cut this off-season. No Music City Miracle this season folks. Goodbye Nashville.
ON THE CHOPPING BLOCK
16. San Diego Chargers (6-7) - Miami is still between the Bolts and the Ravens for the final playoff spot. I’m betting on the defending champs to make it or San Diego to jump Miami.
ON THE OUTSIDE LOOKING IN
15. Dallas Cowboys (7-6) - Absolutely the worst defense I’ve ever seen! Monte Kiffin’s day is over and it’s time to put him out to pasture. They’re on pace to have the 2nd worst defense in NFL history. They’ve given up over 490 FIVE times this season when the NFL record was TWO! Just pathetic. They have no safeties and their corners were brought in to play man-to-man and Kiffin has them back peddling into Cover 2. Romo might have the best 4th quarter QBR in NFL history but he has to score 40 every game to have a chance of winning.
14. Chicago Bears (7-6) - Josh McCown is playing out of his mind. Before this season, he had the worst interception ratio in the league over the past 10 years! Now? He’s tied for the league with Nick Foles with the best interception ratio this season.
13. Arizona Cardinals (8-5) - Arizona isn’t a bad football team. The problem is Carson Palmer is their quarterback and he’s been known to fold like a wet paper bag.
IN THE PLAYOFFS, FOR NOW
12. Baltimore Ravens (7-6) - The Dolphins and Chargers are nipping at their heels but I’ve got faith in the defending champions.
11. Philadelphia Eagles (8-5) - How long can Foles keep this up? You think the rookie quarterback can come into Jerry World in Week 17 and knock out the Cowboys? I don’t.
10. Indianapolis Colts (8-5) - This is that good bad team. They’re offense is sputtering with injuries and cold weather while the defense is just coasting. At least their defense isn’t waving matador flags as the receivers run by them.
9. Detroit Lions (7-6) - They are so close to blowing the division. Lookout! Chicago just tied them!
8. Cincinnati Bengals (9-4) - This will be the Bengals second straight playoff appearance. Too bad Marvin Lewis has never won a playoff game!
7. San Francisco 49ers (9-4) - Kaepernick is going to have to start reading defenses better than he’s doing. The sophomore slump almost always kicks in on these young quarterbacks.
6. Kansas City Chiefs (10-3) - That beeping noise you hear is the Chiefs backing into the playoffs.
5. New Orleans Saints (10-3) - Weekly running caption: (No NFC South team has repeated as division champions since realignment. Ladies and Gentlemen your 2013 NFC South Champions!)
4. Denver Broncos (11-2) - Peyton told everyone who didn’t think he could play in the cold to shut up. Sorry Peyton but it’s you throwing knuckleballs in the wind that’s your problem. Cold really isn’t that bad.
3. Seattle Seahawks (11-2) - Losing to division rival San Francisco on the road is okay Seahawks fans. There’s no way the 49ers are winning in Seattle in the playoffs.
2. New England Patriots (10-3) - It may have taken a miracle but Terrific Tom wins again at the end of the game. There’s nobody better in the 4th quarter. Except Romo.
GREATEST TEAM OF ALL-TIME
1. Carolina Panthers (9-4) - Since everyone doesn’t like hearing my opinion on the Panthers (because some of you can’t handle the truth) we will rank them #1 and write about them how I think my close Panthers fans friends think….
Man, the Saints sure were lucky this week. I don’t see how we ever get beat by anybody. The NFL must be cheating for Cam to have an all-time losing record and under 60% completion percentage because he’s the greatest thing since sliced bread. Every time we lose they cheat us like they did when they paid off John Kasay to kick it out of bounds in the Super Bowl. Until then, enjoy the greatest Wild Card team ever!
(BASED ON CURRENT STANDINGS)
WILD CARD ROUND
PANTHERS @ Lions / 49ERS @ Eagles
Ravens @ BENGALS / CHIEFS @ Colts
49ers @ SEAHAWKS / Panthers @ SAINTS
Chiefs @ BRONCOS / Bengals @ PATRIOTS
PATRIOTS @ Broncos / Saints @ SEAHAWKS
Seahawks over Patriots
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scored a total of 18 points plus won on the tiebreaker!
PICK THIS WEEK’S GAMES: MY PICKS ARE IN ALL CAPS
Jets @ PANTHERS / Packers @ COWBOYS
Redskins @ FALCONS / BEARS @ Browns
Texans @ COLTS / PATRIOTS @ Dolphins
Eagles @ VIKINGS / SEAHAWKS @ Giants
49ERS @ Buccaneers / Bills @ JAGUARS
CHIEFS @ Raiders / SAINTS @ Rams
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THURSDAY: Chargers @ BRONCOS
MONDAY: RAVENS @ Lions
Mary Byrnes was presented with the Fred Blackley Keep Shelby Beautiful Service Award. Those considered for the Fred Blackley Keep Shelby Beautiful Service Award are chosen because:
1. They demonstrated commitment to enhancing and improving the visual quality and aesthetic character of the City of Shelby.
2. They raised community awareness of the value of good appearance and careful stewardship of the community.
3. They improved the character, environment, or livability of a neighborhood.
4. They engaged in the creation, organization, and/or mobilization of volunteers, groups and resources that are involved in projects benefitting the community.
Mary has served as staff support to the Shelby Appearance Commission which is now KSB for nearly 15 years. Because of Mary’s hard work and innovation, KSB has become the accomplished and respected organization that it is today. Mary helped make the organization become more proactive and sought partnerships with Cleveland County, local schools and PTO’s, the Walmart Distribution Center, the Uptown Shelby Association, the Cleveland County Arts Council and local Churches, to ensure real world results. Volunteers working with KSB have picked up more trash and recyclable than ever before.
Thank you Mary Byrnes for your years of dedication and service to help keep Shelby beautiful!
To find out more about how you can help keep Shelby clean and beautiful, contact Keep Shelby Beautiful Coordinator, Jordan Tubbs at 704-484-6829 or email email@example.com.
Photo Descriptions: Mary Byrnes shares some remarks after receiving the Fred Blackley Service Award for 2013.
Carolina Federal Credit Union Announces A 4% Dividend Bonus, Plus A 4% Interest Rebate To All Member-Owners
Carolina Federal Credit Union announced today that a 4% dividend bonus and 4% interest rebate will be paid to member-owners in the coming weeks.
“The Carolina Federal Credit Union Board of Directors and Staff are very proud to announce that as a result of our financial success in 2013, we will provide our members with this dividend bonus and interest rebate. We remain financially sound, with assets close to 40 million, offering low-cost financial programs and services to over 4,400 members and their families. We continue to function well within a changing economy and in the true spirit of “people helping people” for our communities. So, you can be proud to belong to and share ownership in a credit union that is in good financial health, with cooperative strength and a bright future”, President and CEO Donna Beringer stated.
This is the latest of several dividend bonuses and interest rebates the credit union has paid to its members during its 45 years of operations.
“Last year, our members took advantage of historic low loan rates, increased their savings relationships and moved their accounts to Carolina Federal Credit Union. These activities, combined with loan quality and ongoing control of expenses, resulted in exceptional earnings and added to our financial strength. The dividend bonus and interest rebate demonstrates the unique advantage of being a member of Carolina Federal Credit Union and we are pleased to share our success with the members who make it possible” states Chad Cash, Chief Operations Officer.
Carolina Federal Credit Union: Established in 1969, Carolina Federal Credit Union currently has close to $40 Million in assets and serves over 4,400 members worldwide. Carolina Federal Credit Union offers preferred rates on savings and loan accounts, surcharge free access to a network of ATM’s and access to a nationwide network of branches. Savings are federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration. Carolina Federal Credit Union offers a full line of financial services, including a free checking account, which includes free checks, free debit card, no minimum balance, and no monthly service fees, plus you earn dividends! Our Visa Credit Card has a fixed rate, with no annual fee or balance transfer fees. Please visit our website at www.carolinafcu.org or contact us at (800) 378-1955 to get more information on how anyone can join Carolina Federal Credit Union, where we treat you like family…..because you are! Carolina Federal Credit Union would like to help you become financially fit in 2014!