Andrews students gathered at the high school to honor veterans on the morning of Nov. 9. Photo by BEN KATZ
Jim Miller State Farm and other area businesses are collecting coats to give to local families in need.
Newly elected Andrews aldermen Mike Sheidy, Richelle Phillips, Mayor-elect James Reid, Steve Jordan and Scott Stalcup (from left) celebrate their collective victory at Monte Alban in Andrews on Tuesday night.
Andrews student Kitana Queen hopes to play her upright base at Carnegie Hall.
MaKenna WIlson and Mollie Leistra assemble pen holders while learning about engineering at TEAM Industries. Photo by BEN KATZ
Wildcat Austin Martin (24) rumbles past Robbinsville’s Alexis Panama during the Midgets Cracker Bowl championship game Saturday at Big Oaks Stadium. Martin had two touchdowns and led the team in rushing yards.

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   A man who was investigated in a suspicious death earlier this year at his home was arrested on trafficking-level drug charges along with six others at that same residence Thursday night.

Andrews students gathered at the high school to honor veterans on the morning of Nov. 9. Photo by BEN KATZ

   Students, teachers and families roared in applause as around 60 veterans walked into the Andrews High School gym on the morning of Nov. 9.

Some young troublemakers try their hand at lighting the Christmas tree a few minutes early. Andrews Mayor Nancy Curtis used their mischief-making for good by enlisting their help to light the tree at the appropriate time.

   Andrews is decking the halls early again this year with the fourth annual Christmas on Main Street celebration Saturday.

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Woody Gap’s Montana Barnes (22) simply has no answer for Nantahala’s Savannah O’Dell on this breakaway lay-up Tuesday night. The Lady Falcons failed to solve the riddle of O’Dell before the end of the game, which heavily led to the Lady Hawks’ 50-17 win.

   Don’t look now, but Nantahala basketball is creating a new image for itself.

Wildcat Austin Martin (24) rumbles past Robbinsville’s Alexis Panama during the Midgets Cracker Bowl championship game Saturday at Big Oaks Stadium. Martin had two touchdowns and led the team in rushing yards.

   The future of Andrews football is bright.

Spencer Bateman (9) rushes to clear a path for Wildcat Zack Sheppard on a second-quarter kickoff return Friday night at Robbinsville. Sheppard went on to return the kickoff 86 yards for a touchdown in Andrews’ 49-25 loss to the Black Knights.

   Andrews sure didn’t look like a 1-9 team during its season finale in Robbinsville on Friday night.

Obituaries

Anne Perry Taylor

   Mrs. Anne Perry Taylor, 85, of Hartwell, Ga., entered rest Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, at St. Mary’s Sacred Heart Hospital in Lavonia, with her family by her side.

Ruth Moore Ladd

   Ruth Moore Ladd, 84, of Kings Mountain, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, at White Oak Manor in Kings Mountain.

Bella Jack Lathrop

   Bella Jack Lathrop, 67 of Andrews, passed away Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, after a short illness.

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