Diane Turbyfill Shelby Star staff Two communities came together Friday night to form a united front against cancer.The Cleveland County Relay for Life brought out 80 teams and numerous others to the Cleveland County Fairgrounds in Shelby.Julie Pearson, community manager with the American Cancer Society, said it's uplifting to see so many people support a cause.Pearson has been with the American Cancer Society for a decade, but her volunteerism with Relay for Life began before that. A cancer...
Diane Turbyfill Shelby Star staff A local officer has earned an honor he never hoped to achieve.Shelby Police Department K-9 Officer Tim Brackeen's name was added to a memorial honoring fallen law enforcement officers from Cleveland County.Brackeen's brother, Stephen Brackeen, spoke during a ceremony Friday which marked Cleveland County Law Enforcement Memorial Day.Chaplain at the Shelby Police Department, he talked about how faith sees him through the grief and how his family tries to move...
Diane Turbyfill Shelby Star staff
State and national parks require maintenance, and sometimes that upkeep includes intentionally starting fires.Leaders at Kings Mountain National Military Park used that technique Wednesday to better the habitat, park administrators say.Here are five things you should know about the prescribed burns.1. Park planners develop a fire management plan which includes four burns for this spring.