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Earl Scruggs Music Festival | Sept 3-4, 2021

 

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Thurman Brooks & Ed Bass [1921 - 2003]

Thurman Brooks joined the Shelby Police Department as the first Black police officer in Cleveland County. Ed Bass joined shortly after, eventually rising in the ranks as a detective for Shelby PD. Brooks & Bass were co-founders of the North Carolina Negro Law Enforcement Officers Association (now North State Law Enforcement Officers Association) to help bolster support for minority officers.
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The Don Gibson TheatreHad an awesome time sharing a special gift from Bobbi Gibson, Scott Stinchcomb, Grace Constant and Janet Berry with the Earl Scruggs Center today. Two world famous musical artists from right here in Cleveland County pictured together at a show they were on, an autographed 8 x 10 of each and a collection of other memorable photos framed and matted by Miss Janet Berry. You can see these at both the Don Gibson Theatre and the Earl Scruggs Center. ... See MoreSee Less

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