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Gamble honored by DAR for Veterans Day Parade and work with children’s literacy Observance November 11 Anne Hord Gamble was honored by the Colonel Frederick Hambright Chapter, NSDAR, for her work with children’s literacy. Storytime with Miss Anne is a favorite among young readers at Mauney Memorial Library. During the pandemic, Storytime continued via Zoom meetings. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, Storytime with Miss Anne is held at 10:30 a.m. And Bedtime Storytime is held the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. In-person Storytime is held on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. at Mauney Memorial Library. Congratulating Gamble, Chapter DAR Literacy Chair Loretta Cozart said, “Anne, this acknowledgment is much deserved! You are a tireless advocate for literacy

Road closures near Patriots Park City of Kings Mountain is proud to host its annual Veterans Day Parade and Observance, Thursday, November 11. Beginning at 10:30 am, this special event will begin at the Joy Theatre with a parade to Patriots Park being led by the KMPD Color Guard. A service, which will feature a five-minute presentation entitled “Recognition of SerCol. Frederick Hambright Chapter Regent Robin Meyer presents a certificate to Anne Hord Gamble for her tireless work for children’s literacy in Kings Mountain. Photo provided among our youngest readers. You have ‘Storytime with Miss Anne’ several times a week and even do a bedtime

story once a month. Encouraging young readers early is the key to a lifetime of reading and learning.”

KMPD Chief Proctor, Terricia Wingo honored By Loretta Cozart Chief of Police Lisa Proctor, Terricia Wingo, and Carol Ann Hoard were honored at the 2021 Cleveland County Distinguished Women’s Banquet at the LeGrand Center in Shelby on November 4. Proctor and Wingo are from the Kings Mountain area. Carol Ann Hoard is a minister in Shelby. Senator Ted Alexander was in attendance and spoke of these honorees saying, “Each of these women have excelled in their various civic endeavors making our county a better place to live and setting an example for others. Thanks to the Commission for Women for putting on a moving event honoring these recipients.” The recipients were given certificates of appreciation from the NC Senate in recognition of their award from the commission. Senator Alexander went on to share, “Each of these women, in their own way, gave God and Jesus Christ the honor and glory for their work and achieve-

Chief Lisa Proctor and Terricia Wingo were honored during the 2021 Cleveland County Distinguished Women’s Banquet. Photo provided ments. Chief Proctor: the first Woman chief of Police in Cleveland County who also has her own ministry; Carol Ann Hoard: her work as a youth minister and as the Christmas Tree lady; and Terricia Wingo for her selfless ministering of the gospel

to the homeless and bereft in the community. Each of their stories were uplifting and further attest to how living out of one’s Christian faith always makes for a better community! Thanks to each of these women for their magnificent achievements!”

School board tables Central School decision until January 10 At Cleveland County’s school board meeting on November 8, at 6 p.m., the board voted to table the decision on the sale of Central School for 60-days, until January 10. A closed session to discuss a personnel matter and two

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properties on the surplus list lasted about one-hour. The property behind Grover School received a bid of $49,000 and the school board unanimously voted to accept that bid. During the October 11

school board meeting, members voted to place Central School in Kings Mountain and a home behind Grover School on their surplus property list. School policy is to afford the board of county commissioners the first opportunity to obtain any real property at the fair market price or a See CENTRAL, Page 7A

vice”, music by Dale Brittain and the Loch Norman Pipe Band, and a keynote ad-

dress by Mr. Jason Falls, will then be held at the Liberty See PARADE, Page 5A

Putnam retires after 30+ years of service During the October 26 city council meeting, John T. Putnam was recognized by City of Kings Mountain for his service to the city with a proclamation. Later that week, a retirement party was held in his honor. Assistant City Manager / Energy Services Nick Hendricks said of John T., “I have had the privilege and honor to serve alongside Johnny for over 30 years. Johnny has been a loyal employee and friend to me and the city through his ongoing efforts in making the Electric Division a better place. Johnny was also dedicated to seeing younger lineman thrive in their profession. He never looked at his job as just a job but looked at it as a career that he was very proud off. I am very proud

Mayor Scott Neisler recognized by Proclamation John T. Putnam for his years of service to the citizens of Kings Mountain. Photo by Christy Conner of the accomplishments Johnny made throughout his journey. He never allowed

defeat as an option in his work or personal life. Job Well Done!”

KM family receives water well system Chris Long, retired NFL player and Waterboys founder, teamed up with Xylem Inc., Water Well Trust and Talking Rain AQA to provide clean, safe drinking water to a Kings Mountain. The Blanchard family received a donated water well system, including equipment, well drilling and installation on Wednesday, November 3. The family’s water well had a hole in the casing, causing their water to be brown and rusty. They relied on bottled water for drinking. The donation is the seventh joint Hometown H2O project for The Chris Long Foundation, Xylem, and the Water Well Trust. Hometown H2O is a domestic water program dedicated to bringing clean, sustainable water to people and communities in need across the See WELL, Page 5A

Waterboys teamed up with Xylem Inc., Water Well Trust, and Talking Rain AQA to provide a local family with a new water well. Photo By Julie Dohearty

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■ OBITUARIES Susan Dover Carney

Bradine L. Tyner KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – On October 28th, Bradine L. Tyner, of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away at the age of 82 in Charlotte, NC. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 42 years, Wade H. Tyner, and her parents, Brady and Grathel Lail of Grover, NC. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Kevin Queen and Anne Pipkin; her grandchildren, Lauren Queen and Lance Queen, all of Charlotte, NC; and her sister and brotherin-law, Beverly and Robert Harry of Shelby, NC. She was most known for co-owning and operating Wade Ford in Kings Mountain with her husband for over 35 years. She had a love of international and domestic travel, and living on Moss Lake. A graveside service in the family cemetery was held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, November 6th at Allen Memorial Baptist Church in Grover, NC. In lieu of flowers, please make any memorial donations in her honor to First Baptist Church of Kings Mountain, PO Box 786, Kings Mountain, NC 28086. The family thanks all those that supported her through her decade long struggle with dementia. Your kindness and compassion allowed her to live independently and in the home she loved for as long as possible. Robertson Funeral and Cremation Service, Charlotte, NC is in charge of arrangements.

CARY, NC – Susan Dover Carney, 72, of Cary, NC, passed away on November 2, 2021. She was born in Kings Mountain, NC on February 23, 1949 to Martha Sue Woods Dover and Jesse Dover. In addition to her parents, Susan was preceded in death by her brothers, Dean and David. She is survived by her husband of 36 years, Michael G. Carney; son, Robbie Williams; daughter, Audra Lynn Williams Edwards; brother, Carl Rippy; sister, Cindy Dover Rippy Gray; grandchildren, Brandon, Bradley, Nicole, James, Charles and Melissa; and numerous extended family members. Visitation will be held Saturday, November 13, 2021 from 11:30 AM to 12:45 pm at Good Shepherd United Church of Christ, 1050 NW Maynard Road, Cary, NC 27513, followed by a funeral service at 1:00 PM. A reception will be held at the church afterward. In lieu of flowers, if you would like to honor Susan, please donate to a charity of your choice in her memory. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at

Good Neighbors Food Pantry November 18 The Good Neighbors Food Pantry will be open Thursday, November 18th from 5:30 – 6:15 pm. This is NOT our regular schedule so please note the change in date. We will have seasonal food, including a turkey. We will offer one turkey per vehicle until they are gone. Location is East Gold Street Wesleyan Church, 701 East Gold Street, Kings Mountain. Drive around to the back of the church.

GCPD charges man with sex offense involving a juvenile Gaston County Police have charged James Rolland Starr Jr, 35, of 902 Hickory Grove Rd. Gastonia, NC with two felony counts of Indecent Liberties with a Child. The investigation and resulting charges stem from a report made to the police by the mother of the victims after they disclosed the abuse. The Gaston County Police were assisted in the investigation and arrest of Starr by the United States Marshals Service Carolinas Regional Fugitive Task Force. Starr is currently in custody at the Gaston County Jail, being held without bond, pending a first appearance in District Court.

JAMES ROLLAND STARR JR, The investigation continues and anyone with information is asked to contact Det. R.L. Smith at 704-866-3320 or Crimestoppers at 704-8618000. There is no further information currently.

Fruit Of The Loom Reunion Former employees of Clevemont Mills in Kings Mountain is having a reunion. It will take place on Saturday, November 13th from 3pm-5pm at Love’s

Fish Box Love which is located at 1104 Shelby Rd., Kings Mountain. For more information please contact Ralph at 704-616-6541.

Ruritan Fundraiser Car Show There will be a Ruritan Fundraiser Car Show on Saturday, November 13, 9AM2PM at New Hope Baptist Church, Hwy 198 in Earl, NC. Awards, door prizes, hot dog plates, silent auction items, music, and good looking classic cars are the activ-

ities and attractions. Profits from the car show will be for the Ruritan Scholarships in Cleveland County and the New Hope Church Children and Youth Ministries. Admission is free so join in the fun. For further details call 704-482-3528.

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Clev. Co. Sheriff’s office conducts sex offender address verification Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office has conducted their most recent address verification on registered sex offenders who live in the County. There are a total of 355 registered offenders living in the County which includes the following classifications: • 0- Sexual Predators • 12-Aggravated Offenders • 15- Recidivists • 5- Nonresident Workers Some offenders may be classified in two or more categories. Currently, 53 offenders are incarcerated, leaving 302 residing in the County. The current address verification has initiated nine investigations that are ongoing for sex offenders not complying and one arrest of Amanda Whittington, 29, of 416 Claxton Dr. Shelby. Arrested October 21 who posted $7500.00 Bond. In 2021 the county had: • Four cases of registered sex offenders failing to register • Two going on school property • Two being in a restricted

Sheriff Norman conducts an address verification check. Sheriff’s Office Personnel register sex offenders within three days of arriving in Cleveland County. Photo by Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office area • Two failing to register an online identifier Sheriff’s Office Personnel: • Two Administrative Assistants – Who look after the registry, maintain all records, and have personal contact with all registrants on any new registrants and any that are changing addresses. • Three Sex Crimes Investigators work along with the registrar to conduct any investigations. Sheriff’s Office Personnel register sex offenders

within three days of arriving in Cleveland County. They investigate complaints of non-compliance and do compliance checks several times throughout the year. The Sheriff’s Office utilizes community meetings, Facebook, our website, and our Mobile App to keep the community informed about many topics including sex offender locations. Sheriff Alan Norman states, “North Carolina State Law requires law enforcement to check each sex offender at their residence

at least twice each year to ensure compliance. CCSO conducts a minimum of two additional checks including checking the entire group in October of each year. There are currently 355 registered sex offenders in Cleveland Co. which is a much higher rate than most similar size counties across the state.” He continues, “Compliance checks are a high priority for CCSO, and we take violations of the registry rules very seriously. Several of our surrounding states currently charge a fee to registered sex offenders each year.” Sheriff Norman is currently working with State Representative Kelly Hastings to draft a bill that would require sex offenders in North Carolina to pay a $100 per year registration fee. “This fee would offset some of the burden on the local taxpayers and allow the personnel at the Sheriff’s Office to dedicate more time and resources to sex offender registry and compliance checks. If you know of any sex offenders who are out of compliance, please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 704484-4756.”

Staying in the know about sex offenders in the area By Loretta Cozart The North Carolina General Assembly created the North Carolina Sex Offender and Public Protection Registry in January 1996. This law outlines registration requirements for persons living in North Carolina, non-resident students and non-resident workers. The Registry serves as

a resource to help protect and inform the public. The North Carolina Sex Offender Registration Program, a publication of the North Carolina Sheriffs' Association, provides more detailed information about the state’s Sex Offender Registry. In Cleveland County, there are currently 302 sex offenders residing in the

county who are not incarcerated. To protect yourself and your loved ones against sexual predators, you can register for notifications from the registry if a sex offender moves in or out of your neighborhood. To subscribe to receive emails, you need to register at http://sexoffender.ncsbi. gov and provide an email address and a password for

your account. Once you have registered and verified your email address, you can login and enter your address to receive notifications. The information is made available for purposes of protecting the public, for keeping them informed and for allowing them to take proactive measures to ensure safety in their communities.

vehicle was broken into, and sunglasses and medicine were taken. OCT. 29: Circle K, Cleveland Ave., reported damage to a car wash screen display wiring. OCT. 30: A resident of Country Creek Drive reported damage to his tires in the parking lot of Woodlake Parkway. OCT. 30: Battle Forest NC Limited Partnership, Greensboro, reported shooting of BB guns and damage to vinyl siding at 3 apartments and damage to one screen door. OCT. 30: A resident of York Road reported larceny of currency OCT. 30: A resident of

Beattie Road reported the discharge of a firearm into a vehicle occupied by two females and $7,500 damage to the vehicle. CITATIONS OCT. 17: Saul Mendozo, 108 Afton Drive, no operator’s license. OCT. 18: Lynn Goddard, School Street, no operator’s license. OCT. 27: Christopher Adkins, 700 Bridges Drive, revoked license, expired tag. OCT. 28: Zachary Lee Price, 27, Grover, expired tag.

■ POLICE ARRESTS OCT. 27: LaVelle Davon Parks, 35, Gastonia, driving while license revoked, transported to Gaston County Jail. $1,000 secured bond. OCT. 27: Kimberly Loraine Parker, 27, 114 Raven Circle, felony possession of methamphetamine, possession drug paraphernalia, $10,000 secured bond. OCT. 27: Teresa Leann Carrigan, 51, 203 N. Dilling Street, DUI, $2,500 unsecured bond. OCT. 28: Hannah Marie Walker, 32, 922 Mountain Crest Drive, possession drug paraphernalia, $500 secured bond.

OCT. 30: Kevin Lamar Lockhart, 36, 417 S. Cherokee Street, felony discharging weapon in occupied dwelling, no bond. INCIDENTS OCT. 27: A resident of Ridge Street reported larceny of hair extensions valued at $214.72. OCT. 28: Walgreens, Shelby Road, reported that a customer passed a $100 counterfeit bill. OCT. 28: A resident of Fulton Street reported that her utility room was broken into, and a clothes dryer and weed trimmer valued at $250 were taken. OCT. 28: A resident of Dilling Street reported that his

Gaston County’s 7th rabies case of 2021 On Thursday, November 4, at 10:58am, Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement received an incident regarding a positive rabies specimen from Griffin Animal Disease Laboratories in Monroe. Dr. Kristine Blankenship advised Gaston County Communications that Griffin Laboratory received a raccoon specimen from Carolina Wildlife and the specimen tested positive for rabies. Animal Care and Enforcement Specialists investigated the incident. The raccoon was struck by a vehicle on Monday, November 1. Carolina Wildlife picked the injured raccoon up in the 600 block of Legion Rd. Mount Holly. Carolina Wildlife deter-

mined the raccoon was too injured to rehabilitate. The raccoon specimen was sent to Griffin Laboratories. On Thursday, November 4, the raccoon specimen tested positive for rabies. Animal Care and Enforcement completed a neighborhood canvas near Legion Road Mount Holly, to notify the community of the positive rabies result

and verify rabies vaccinations for family animals in the area. Gaston County Animal Care and Enforcement also notified the Gaston County Department Health and Human Services, so they could follow up with Carolina Wildlife and their associates involved with this sick wildlife. The Gaston County Po-

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Foothill Farmers KMHM Sneak Preview to Market now open welcome the trains back year-round By January Costa Director & Curator

Foothill Farmers Market hosted a Ribbon Cutting at Bobby Bell Pavilion in Uptown Shelby on November 6, to celebrate the beginning of their Winter Market and becoming a year-round market. Foothills Farmers’ Market was founded in 2008 through a grassroots movement of farmers and local food advocates and was officially incorporated as a charitable non-profit on May 3, 2010. They initially operated under tents on Washington Street, moving to our permanent home in Uptown Shelby’s beautiful Bobby Bell Pavilion in May 2015. The Farmers’ Market shares at their website, “We provide easy access to food produced in Cleveland County and the surrounding 50-miles and are proud to showcase the family-owned farms and small businesses in our region. Our vendors have deep roots in the rolling soils of

the North Carolina Foothills, producing an astonishing array of fresh fruits and vegetables, meat and poultry products, baked goods, artisan cheeses, honey, nuts, herbs, and other specialty food items. You’ll also find an assortment of ornamental and edible plants, plus handmade arts & crafts offered for sale each week.” Foothills Farmers’ Market values family farms, endorses sustainable food production practices and innovation, contributes to the health and wellbeing of the local community, and supports the growth of a robust local food economy.

The 19th Annual Toys, Games and Trains Exhibit at Kings Mountain Historical Museum is soon to open! On Monday, November 22 at 5:30 p.m. there is a chance to get a first look at this year’s exhibit in the magic of a nighttime atmosphere and with festive snacks that will remind you of holiday seasons past. If you love coming to see the trains every year, this is a great chance to add to your experience. If you’ve never come to see the trains before, this is the perfect way to be introduced to the excitement of a Kings Mountain Holiday must-see. This event is free for members and $10 for non-members. Please RSVP by Friday, November 19 by calling (704)739-1019. Tickets

Staff and volunteers have been getting ready welcome back the trains to Kings Mountain Historical Museum. Photo by January Costa can be purchased on the KMHM website. This year’s exhibit has filled the Museum with model train displays assembled by local “S” Gaugers, as well as railroad memorabilia, and antique toys and games. Visitors of all ages will be

enchanted as they explore the miniature snow-covered scenes that line the tracks, and discover the interactive carousel, hot air balloons, and mailbag pickup. Parents and grandparents will enjoy reminiscing about the toys and games of their childhood.

The exhibit will open to the public on Friday, November 26, and end on Friday, January 7, 2022. Admission to the museum is always free! Regular hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Murphey's 27th American Legion Chili Cook-off Nov. 20 Annual Toy Run By Loretta Cozart

Murphey's 27th annual toy run to benefit Shriner's Burn Center, Oxford Orphanage Masonic Home for Children, Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office and Kings Mountain Police Department is set for Saturday, November 20. Rain date is Sunday, November 21. Motorcyclists will assemble at 11 am and leave the Scooter Shed on 114 Camelot Court, off Phifer Road in Kings Mountain at 12 pm (noon) with a police escort. Each rider or person is to bring a new toy and $5.00. After the ride is completed, free barbecue will be served at Murphey’s Scooter Shed.

The toy run route will start at Camelot Court, turn right onto Phifer Road (Kings Mountain Rescue), right onto Bethlehem Road (Bethlehem Fire Dept.), left onto Hwy 74 west bound (Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office Patrol), Intersection of Hwy. 74 @ Long Branch Rd. (Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office Patrol), right onto Marion Street (Shelby PD), right onto Borders Road, (Shelby PD), right onto Oak Grove Road (Oak Grove Fire Dept.), right onto Stony Point Road (Oak Grove Fire Dept), straight on Stony Point Road which turns into Shelby Rd., then turn into Kings Street. Any

major intersection from Ingles on Shelby Road to Hardees @ Kings St. (this has been bottle neck, in the past). Turn right onto York Road (KM PD or KM Fire Dept.), turn right onto East Gold Street (KM PD or KM Fire Dept.), left onto S. Battleground Ave. (KM PD or KM Fire Dept.), right onto Kings Mountain Boulevard, (Bethlehem FD), go through the round-a-bout and continue on Phifer Road (Bethlehem FD), and turn right onto Camelot Court. All agencies will operate on events 1 on the radio. For more information please call Chris Hutchins 704-4736767.

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American Legion Auxiliary Unit 155 announces a Chili Cookoff at Otis D. Green American Legion Post 155 at 613 East Gold Street, Kings Mountain on Saturday, Nov. 20, at 6:30 p.m.

All those who wish to enter the contest must have their chili at the post by 6 p.m. Bring your warmed chili in a crock pot. along with a drop cord. To enter the chili cookoff, the American Legion Auxiliary asks for a $5 donation. Cost to sample all the chili entered, and one vote for your favorite chili recipe, is a

$5 donation. All proceeds go to American Legion Auxiliary Unit 155. There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners chosen which entitles the winners to bragging rights for one year. The Chili Cook-off will be followed by karaoke at 8 p.m. Please be sure to follow all social distancing guidelines during this event.

Governor Cooper Urges Families to apply for Child Tax Credit payments November 15 deadline Wednesday, November 5, Governor Cooper encouraged families across North Carolina to GOV. COOPER apply for child tax credit payments. These dollars can immediately improve the food and financial security of families with children at a critical time as they work to recover from the pandemic. Families can visit GetCTC.

org to find out if they are eligible for the payments and sign up to get them. The tool is mobile friendly and can be completed within about 15 minutes in most cases. “It is important for eligible North Carolina families to apply for this credit before the rapidly approaching deadline,” said Governor Cooper. “These funds will help families recover from the pandemic and care for their children at a time when it is needed most.” As a result of the American Rescue Plan, more families with children will now qualify and receive money from the child tax credit. The law

expanded eligibility, increased the amount of the tax credit, and made it fully refundable. This means even families that don’t file taxes or have no or very low income in 2021 can receive the full credit amount. Anyone who has a child with a Social Security number in their household can receive the credit, even if the child’s parent or parents who are living in the household do not have a Social Security number. Families that were not required to file taxes this year can visit to get their tax credit and start receiving payments.

Site Selection ranks NC #1 North Carolina has received the top spot in Site Selection’s 2021 Business Climate Rankings. TIM MOORE In the anNC Speaker of House nouncement, Site Selection identified several conservative policies, enacted by the Republican majority in our state, that contributed to North Carolina coming out on top. Some of those consid-

erations included incentives, improved education, and limited regulations, as well as our state’s low corporate income tax rate, attracting businesses and creating major job growth. “One of North Carolina’s competitive advantages for several years has been its 2.5% corporate tax rate — the lowest of the 44 states that levy such a tax. “ - Site Selection, 11/2/2021 NC House Speaker Tim Moore said, “It is no accident that North Carolina is being recognized again as the best

state for businesses. Since Republicans took the majority in 2011, conservative policies have been enacted that have attracted an astonishing number of business to our state.” He continued, “North Carolina is on the right track, and our conservative policies have created an exceptional business-friendly climate that will continue to be a haven for businesses looking to escape over regulation and higher costs elsewhere.”

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland County celebrate 50 years at Main Clubhouse by MICHAEL E. POWELL Writer – CF Media

Since May 13, 1971, the Boys & Girls Club of Cleveland County Clubhouse has been an important place for young men and women to get the help and mentoring they need to go forward into the future. The building is soon to celebrate 50 years of being a special place in Cleveland County for young lives to be molded and changed, and they want everyone to come out and celebrate their half-century birthday with them. Immediate Past President Dr. Jack Weller said recently they will recognize the legacy members of their founding members and long-time donors on Thursday, Nov. 18, during a “drop-in” event at the Main Clubhouse, located at 412 West Sumter St., Shelby. The Club’s current president Rick Francis will serve as the Master of Ceremonies for the event. “The drop-in will be from 5 to 7 p.m.,” said Dr. Weller, “but the actual ceremony to recognize our legacy members and longtime donors and dedicate the Tony Izzi Exercise Room will be at 6 p.m.”

50th anniversary that year. According to the Boys & Girls Club’s website, the Club then served only boys (hence the name) and the building in which they now meet had ground broken in 1970, with the actual building being dedicated in 1971. The Club went through a name change in 1994 when girls were allowed to join. Weller noted the Clubhouse received a facelift in 2015 thanks to a $40,000 grant from Lowe’s. They have since had further rooms renovated and painted, as well as adding a playground and garden area. “The creation of the Tony Izzi, Jr. Exercise Room, complete with a climbing wall and interactive computer Exer-Game, was made possible by a contribution from the Hoyt Bailey Endowment, who wanted to recognize Hoyt’s long-time business partner and friend, Tony Izzi, Jr.,” Weller said. The Club’s mission statement says it all. It reads: “The purpose of the Boys & Girls Club of Cleveland County is to enable all young people in our community, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.”

Helping to set out the snacks at the Cleveland County Boys & Girls Club on Sumter Street, are, (left to right): Ethel Shell, Betty B., Betty C., and Jeanette Epps. These ladies are part of the Foster Grandparents program of United Way and have been helping out at the Clubhouse for many, many years now. (photos by Michael E. Powell/CF Media)

Immediate Past President of the B&GC/CC Dr. Jack Weller stands in the Club’s recently repainted Joe and Nell Harand Gymnasium that was made possible by a gift from Shelby Rotary Club Foundation.

Programs. Joshua Propst, Executive Director said, “The Boys The new Tony Izzi, Jr. Exercise Room at the Clubhouse. This room was made & Girls Club is working to possible by a generous donation from the Bailey Endowment by the Hoyt open a fifth Club soon in Kings Bailey Family to honor and remember Izzi’s 60-plus years of service to the Mountain.” Club’s Board. At the Clubs, Weller said the kids – many of whom come The organization serves 120- from single parent homes – can Weller noted the Boys Club has been around since the 50’s, 125 kids a day, Weller said. The get their homework done, getand a local newspaper article Club has partnered with Cleve- ting help with it, encouragement from July 2016 on the Club’s land County School district to do their best, and a snack after website mentions the Cleveland to serve Graham Elementary school. This focus on academics reCounty Club – chartered by the School, the Main Clubhouse, national Boys & Girls Club of the Teen Center, and the Casar sults in around 82 percent of America in 1966 – celebrated its community with After School their total kids served being on the

programs every hour to help kids develop their skills,” said Ledford. Dr. Weller said the Club needs “…people of vision in the community to step up and help the Boy & Girls Club continue to grow and to help the next generation.” For more information on the Nov. 18 event, or on the Boys & Girls Club of Cleveland County or how to volunteer, call them at (704) 471-2582, or e-mail them at, or message on Facebook

A-B Honor Rolls at their respective schools. “Our staff is so supportive and giving,” Dr. Weller said. “We all know that for our kids to succeed they have to feel safe, feel valued, and have self-discipline.” Main Clubhouse Program Director Robin Ledford, who has been with the Club for five years, said they have 40 kids in their K-6th group, and about 20-30 7-12th graders at the Teen Center. She noted the Club stays open until 7 p.m. “We have structured

Catawba Indian nations makes progress toward federal approval The Catawba Indian Nation received o v e r whelming support on Monday, Nov. 1, when the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1619, referred to as the Catawba Indian Nations Act. The House voted, 36155, to reaffirm U.S. Department of the Interior’s Action in March 2020 to take land in North Carolina into trust for the Catawba Nation. The bill ratifies and confirms the actions of the Department of the Interior to take into trust approximately 17 acres of land in Kings Mountain, for the benefit of the Catawba Indian Nation and makes

the land part of the Catawba Reservation. The bill also allows gaming on the land taken into trust for the tribe. In a press release Tuesday afternoon, the Catawba Nation shared its thanks and appreciation of the U.S. House of Representatives for its overwhelming support in favor of the bill. “On behalf of all Catawba citizens, I want to thank the U.S. House of Representatives for passage of this bill, the Catawba Indian Nation Lands Act, which reaffirms the Interior Department’s action recognizing the Catawba Nation’s historical and ancestral ties to North Carolina,” Catawba Nation Chief Bill Harris said. “We are especially grateful to the bill’s bipartisan sponsors:

Reps. James Clyburn, Alma Adams, William Timmons, David Price, Joe Wilson and G.K. Butterfield.” The Interior Department had completed a thorough, years-long review prior to its March 2020 action taking 17 acres of land into trust status in Cleveland County for the Catawba Nation. It confirmed that the Catawba Nation’s aboriginal lands extend to six North Carolina counties and farther north in the Piedmont of North Carolina, as evidenced by names such as Catawba County and Catawba College. The six counties in North Carolina are part of the Catawba’s service area as defined by Congress in 1993. “These are the lands of not just our ancestors,

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but also the hundreds of Catawba citizens residing there today,” Harris said. “This bipartisan legislation is an important step toward rectifying historic injustice perpetrated against the Catawba Nation.” In the past, Congress has supported similar bipartisan legislation for other tribes. The act also clarifies that the Catawba Nation is subject to the well-established rules and regulations of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act on their modern and ancestral lands in the State of North Carolina. The Catawba Nation experiences high unemployment and poverty rates, and many of its citizens rely upon the federal and state governments for basic social services. The enact-

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ment of this legislation will therefore help the Catawba secure economic self-sufficiency as originally envisioned by Congress in passing the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988. “We look forward to working with members of the U.S. Senate and our sponsors – Sens. Richard Burr, Thom Tillis and Lindsey Graham – for passage in the Senate.” The Interior Department’s action was also reaffirmed in April by a ruling from the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia in rejecting a lawsuit filed by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in 2020. The Catawba also have a compact with the State of North Carolina, which in March was approved by



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Gaston College breaks ground on Fiber Innovation Center A groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, October 27, celebrated the start of construction of the Fiber Innovation Center, an expansion of the Gaston College Kimbrell Campus and its Textile Technology Center. The campus is located on Wilkinson Boulevard in Belmont, N.C. The Fiber Innovation Center will provide a world-class facility to develop and test fibers for the advanced materials industry for use in proprietary products developed by national and international clients. When completed, it will be the only North American facility open to industry that will house the entire range of advanced fiber development capabilities where scientists can start with an idea, move to small-scale trials, and work up to a commercially viable product ready for production. Local and regional support from the textile industry and from the North Carolina Office of State Budget and Management is helping make this state-ofthe-art project possible. In his comments to ceremony attendees, Dr. John Hauser, President of Gaston College, said, “Today this groundbreaking represents a unique partnership that includes the Federal Government, the State of North Carolina, Gaston County, Gaston College, North Carolina State University, and our most important partner—private industry. “I have worked with many partnerships and collaborations in my 24 years in the community college system, yet none compare to this,” he continued. “I am proud of our work and proud that

President John Hauser, front row, 6th from left, with Gaston College and Textile Technology Center Board members and project partners at the Groundbreaking event for the Fiber Innovation Center. Photos by Gaston College

Elevation of the Fiber Innovation Center we are owning our momentum as we join forces to build a world-class Fiber Innovation Center.” Also speaking at the ceremony were John Dancoff, Chairman of the Gaston College Board of Trustees; John Lowery, President of the Gaston College Foundation; Andy Warlick, Chairman and CEO of Parkdale Mills; and Davis Warlick, Executive Vice President of Parkdale Mills. Parkdale Mills is one of the Textile Technology Center’s vital partners and

clients, and its executives have worked closely with Gaston College on the initial design concept of the Center. “I have not seen in my lifetime in Gaston County a project with such overwhelming support from the state, county, city, academia, philanthropy, and industry,” said Andy Warlick. “The Fiber Innovation Center is the future of the textiles industry.” The architectural firm of WHN Architects designed the approximately 39,000



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the North Carolina textile industry remain competitive, manufacture quality products, and maintain a well-trained workforce. With this facility and the planned launch of a Textile Academy focused on addressing the workplace skills gap related to the

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and his Foundation’s Waterboys initiative and water technology company Xylem Inc. to address domestic water scarcity issues, which currently leave more than 2 million Americans without access

to clean water. Hometown H2O, Xylem and Talking Rain AQA work alongside the Water Well Trust, a national nonprofit that helps funds and supply water to low-income families.

fend our country! We owe them a debt of gratitude for sacrificing their lives for our freedom.” The City of Kings Mountain encourages everyone to support our veterans by attending the observance. To host this event, a portion of South Railroad Avenue and West Gold Street will be closed beginning at 9 am and remain closed or barricaded until 11 am. Use extreme caution when traveling on Railroad Avenue and

West Gold Street due to the increase in motor vehicles and pedestrians walking. Plan to travel different roads if you are impacted by this change. The city thanks you for your cooperation in this matter. For more information or to participate in the parade, contact the City of Kings Mountain’s Special Events Department at 704-730-2101, or visit their website at www.

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PARADE From Page 1A Falls Amphitheatre followed by a wreath ceremony at the War Memorial located in Patriots Park. “The Veterans Day Observance is a very special event in our city,” states Scott Neisler, Mayor of Kings Mountain. “It’s a time to acknowledge those who put their lives on hold to de-

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loaded their mess kits with the delicious-smelling food. While putting in their forks for a few bites, engineers exploded a nearby mine. Dirt spewed up in the air and splattered down all over the food! Dad also told about settling into a steam-heated apartment in Metz, France for two weeks of Christmas rest. He enjoyed a hot bath and nights of good sleep. About 2am on Dec 20th, Major Randell jolted him awake, kicking his feet and saying, “Get up Taylor! We are moving out.” Dad’s division marched northward in the bitter cold and snow. They helped win the European Theatre’s most decisive battle—The Battle of the Bulge! I am so proud of my Dad— Staff Sergeant Lewis A. Taylor Sr. He served in Patton’s third Army, Headquarters Battery, 26 Infantry Division Artillery. I am so grateful

Around the table we sat. Our dinner plates were cleaned and dessert finished. Yet we four kids stayed in our chairs— glued to one of dad’s DR. STEVE TAYLOR World War II Pastor stories. Bethlehem Baptist He told Church many over the years. Like the time General Patton promised his hard-fighting troops a hot Thanksgiving Dinner. When it arrived, Dad and his buddies

LEWIS A. TAYLOR SR. STAFF SERGEANT for all our troops now and all our veterans, like my dad, who served to preserve our freedom in the

United States of America. To you, I say, “Happy Veterans Day!” Dad not only served our country but also his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ until his death on October 27, 2018. In his own words, here’s how he became a Christian and a soldier of the Cross. “Upon returning to the States, I started attending Independent Presbyterian Church on Sunday evenings. On New Year’s Eve in December 1947, I went there for a watch night service that started around 9:00 PM. We had a small room upstairs, and were having hot chocolate, and pastry, and the pastor, Dr. Charles Woodbridge, started preaching out of Hebrews. Just before midnight he called our attention the verse in Hebrews 9:27, “It is appointed to man once

to die and then the judgment.” He reminded us—most of us in our mid-twenties—that we too could leave this world without notice, and that our lives should be in order, in the event the Lord did call us home. I knew my life had not had much order during the last year, and when he asked us to close our eyes and raise our hands if we wanted Jesus to come into our heart, I did so, and felt a great relief, as if a heavy burden had been lifted off of me.” That night, God did put his life in order. Christ who died for our sins on the cross, lifted my dad’s heavy burden of sin. He can lift your sin burden too! I urge you to repent and come to Christ. He will give you eternal life and make you a soldier of the Cross.

Kings Mountain Area Church Directory Emmanuel Independent Baptist Church 102 Canterbury Road 704-730-7855

Good Hope Presbyterian Church 105 N. Cansler Street 704-739-1062

Faith Ablaze Church 1128 S. York Road 704-739-8496

Grace Fellowship 144 West Mountain Street 704-481-8888

Faith Baptist Church 1009 Linwood Road

Grace United Methodist Church 830 Church Street 704-739-6000

Faith Holiness Church Hwy. 161/ Bessemer City Rd. 704-739-1997 Family Worship Center 1818 Shelby Road 704-739-7206

Temple Baptist Church 612 N. Cansler St. • Kings Mountain, NC Advent Lutheran Church, NALC Member 230 Oak Grove Rd. 704-750-0171 Anew Beginning Baptist Church 145 Battleground Dr. 704-473-1372 Ardent Life Church 420 Branch Street 704-739-7700

Calvary Way Holiness Church 1017 Second Street Pastor Clifton Morgan

Christ The King Catholic Church 714 Stone Street 704-487-7697

Carson Memorial Baptist Church 262 Sparrow Springs Road 704-739-2247

Connections Church 306 N. Piedmont Ave. 704-750-4972

Central United Methodist Church 113 S. Piedmont Avenue 704-739-2471

Cornerstone Church Of God 202 Margrace Road 704-689-4430

Cherokee St. Baptist Church 421 S. Cherokee Street 704-739-7697

Arise Church 830 E. King St. Bethlehem Baptist Church 1017 Bethlehem Road 704-739-7487 Boyce Memorial ARP Church Edgemont Drive 704-739-4917

Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church 618 Chestnut Ridge Road 704-739-4015 Christian Freedom Southern Baptist Church 246 Range Road 704-739-4152

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Loretta Cozart to speak at Broad River Genealogy Society The Broad River Genealogical Society presents Loretta Cozart, speaking on the Kings Mountain battleground and the role the Col. Frederick Hambright DAR Chapter played in honoring often overlooked minority patriots who participated at the Battle of Kings Mountain, on Sunday, November 14 at 3 pm at American Legion Post 82, 1628 S. Lafayette St., in Shelby. Cozart is a member of


the Col. Frederick DAR Hambright Chapter in Kings Mountain. She has been a member for 19-years and has served three terms as Chapter Regent. She is a Kings Mountain native who enjoys local history and writes for the Kings Mountain Herald. Her column, Pieces of Kings Mountain History, runs every other week and features observations and tidbits of history about the community.

(Ed. Note: The recipes in today’s Cooking Corner are from Star Spangled Recipes, a cookbook by members of American Legion Auxiliary of North Carolina.) ROAST BEEF Laura Snell 3 lbs. roast beef 1 pkg. dry onion soup mix Salt and pepper to taste 1 can cream of mushroom soup ¼ can soup can water Top beef roast with soups, water, salt, and pepper. Cook at 400 degrees until done. MEAT LOAF Yoland Bullen 1 ½ cups ground beef 1 egg 1 ½ tsp. salt 1 cup tomato juice ¾ cup oatmeal ¼ cup onion, chopped ¼ tsp. pepper 1 ½ bell pepper, diced Mix all ingredients and bake for 1-hour at 350 degrees. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

DELTA TAU CELEBRATES 10TH BIRTHDAY – Delta Tau Chapter of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International celebrated their tenth birthday on September 23 at the home of Beth Sellers. DKG is a professional women educator organization that promotes excellence in education. Members were recognized for their years of service. They celebrated with birthday cake and soft drinks. Pictured L-R: President Lisa May, Vice President Stephanie Hinson, Megan Allen, Membership Chair Valerie Boyd, Patty Smith, Connie Savell and Beth Sellers. Treasurer Bendatra McDowell not pictured. Photo provided

Wreaths Across America Dec. 18 By Loretta Cozart Local DAR volunteers are working hard to ensure veterans laid to rest at Mountain Rest Cemetery are honored this December on National Wreaths Across America Day. This year’s ceremony, held simultaneously across the country at more than 2,500 participating locations, will be on Saturday, Dec. 18. At noon, Col. Frederick Hambright DAR Chapter will host a wreath laying at Mountain Rest Cemetery. Members of the chapter will be at the Veterans Day event on Thursday, Nov. 11, offering the opportunity to sponsor wreaths. Each wreath sponsorship costs $15, with $5 going to the DAR Chapter. The event is open to the public. All veterans, active-duty military, and their families as well as the local community are all invited and encouraged to attend and learn more about Wreaths Across America’s yearlong

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mission to Remember, Honor, Teach. This event will help to teach not only the next generation but all community members and visitors about the services and sacrifices of our nation’s military. With COVID-19 numbers increasing, many events in which DAR members could participate have been cancelled. So, the DAR has set the goal to place wreaths in the veteran’s section, along those individually order wreaths purchased for specific veterans in other areas. You can sponsor a wreath for $15 that can be ordered at http://WreathsacrossAmerica. org/NC0200P. Each sponsorship goes toward a fresh balsam veteran’s wreath that will be placed on the grave of an

American hero. Please take a moment to honor local veterans now, so they won’t be forgotten. Karen Worcester, executive director, Wreaths Across America, said “With each local event held across the country, volunteers help build community awareness and understanding of the organization's year-long mission to Remember, Honor, Teach. Considering the current health crisis, we feel events like this one have taken on even more meaning by providing the opportunity for people to safely participate in something that is both educational and fun, while supporting and giving back to the community when it is needed most.”

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CHILI Ginger Stockton 1 lb. ground beef 1 tsp. chili powder Salt to taste ½ bottle ketchup 1 tsp. black pepper Add enough water to cover beef well and let cook until tender with salt and pepper. Then add ketchup and chili powder. Simmer for 15 minutes or until ready to serve.

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Handmade for the Holidays Gift Shop Join us for a unique shopping experience as the Cleveland County Arts Council hosts Handmade for the Holidays, 111 S. Washington St., Shelby, Nov. 18 – Dec. 23. “The Arts Council has hosted Handmade for the Holidays for over 15 years and the community has come to anticipate this as a location to purchase wonderful locally handmade items. This is a great way to do your holiday shopping right here in Cleveland County (shop local) and help support our artists as well as the Cleveland County Arts

Council,” said Arts Council President Shearra Miller. There is a great selection of one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone on your list, for every taste and every budget! Or, if you don’t know what to get that hard to please person, we have gift certifi-cates that can be used for artwork or classes. Artwork includes handcrafted jewelry, hand woven scarves and hats, ornaments,

jellies, fused glass, soup bowls and designer coffee cups, stained glass, lamps and candle holders, cutting boards, bottle stoppers, mosaics, holiday cards, and much, much more. Shoppers are welcome Monday through Thursday, 9:00am – 4:00pm, and Fridays, Nov. 19, Dec. 3, 10, and17, 9:00am – 7:00pm, and Saturdays 10am – 2pm. For more information please call 704-484-2787 or visit our website at www. or https://

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CARE establishes scholarships for Gaston College Vet Tech students Charlotte Animal Referral & Emergency (CARE) recently signed an agreement with the Gaston College Foundation to fund annual scholarships for second-year students in the Gaston College Veterinary Medical Technology program. CARE, the Charlotte region’s advanced medical center for pets, is a state-of-the-art veterinary facility that offers 24/7 emergency care and board-certified specialty care. The purpose of the CARE | Charlotte Animal Referral & Emergency Scholarship fund is to promote diversity and inclusion of under-represented populations in the

veterinary industry while providing financial assistance for promising veterinary medical technology students who have the ability but not the financial resources to attend college. “One of CARE’s core values is diversity,” said Peggy Sayer, DVM, ACVIM Cardiology, and CEO of CARE. “Because we recognize the need for more minority representation in the veterinary profession, our practice established two veterinary tech scholarships at Gaston

College to support students in under-represented populations. We value our relationship with the College and its students and look forward to watching this initiative grow.” The two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded annually to students who have met the eligibility criteria, including maintaining a minimum 3.0 GPA and meeting all the Veterinary Medical Technology program requirements. The scholarships will be paid in $500 increments to the students’ accounts after registration for the fall and spring semesters. The first two scholarships will be awarded in fall 2021. Information on

applying for the scholarships is at gaston.academicworks. com. CARE will also give preference for work-based learning opportunities to scholarship recipients. Workbased learning experience is required for completion of the Gaston College Vet Tech program. “I truly cannot say enough good things about CARE,” said Melanie Skinner, RVT, director of Veterinary Medical Technology. “From day one, CARE has been about creating a positive, diverse, inclusive working environment. Partners Dr. Laura Dvorak, Dr. Amy Fauber, and Dr. Peggy Sayer are very supportive of the veterinary tech-

nician profession and, besides this scholarship, provide veterinary technology students with a year-long internship rotating through a variety of veterinary specialties. CARE employs many our graduates, and I am grateful not only for the care they demonstrate for their employees and the future of our profession, but also for the exceptional care they give our pets. Their generosity with this scholarship is reflective of the content of their character and will ensure that our profession continues to benefit from diversity.” Each year since 2017, has ranked the Gaston College Veterinary Medical Technology program as the 14th best in the United States. The program has a 100 percent job placement rate, with many of its students being hired during their work-based learning externships. The Vet Tech program will be represented at the Gaston College Fall Open House on Saturday, October 2, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. “The generosity of CARE demonstrates the value

of Gaston College’s Vet Tech program and the impact of the public-private partnership to ensure student success,” said Luke Upchurch, executive director of the Gaston College Foundation. The Foundation welcomes inquiries from companies, individuals, and organizations interested in investment opportunities that will transform the lives of Gaston College students and prepare the future workforce. Charlotte Animal Referral & Emergency is a stateof-the-art veterinary facility offering board-certified specialty care based on referrals from primary veterinarians as well as 24/7/365 emergency care. Our specialty services include internal medicine, cardiology, neurology, surgery, oncology, and ophthalmology. CARE’s veterinarians are supported by advanced diagnostic services such as ultrasonography, echocardiography, endoscopy, non-invasive surgical procedures, rapid-scan CT imaging and high-field MRI, in addition to many others. For more information, visit or call 704-457-2300.

Veterans and citizens commemorate Veterans Day in Patriots Park. Photo Loretta Cozart

History of Veterans Day World War I – known at the time as The Great War - officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France according to However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all

wars.” In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: "To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…"

The original concept for the celebration was for a day observed with parades and public meetings and a brief suspension of business beginning at 11 a.m. The United States Congress officially recognized the end of World War I when it passed a concurrent resolution on June 4, 1926. Later that same year, on October 8, President Dwight D. Eisenhower issued the first Veterans Day Proclamation which stated: "In order to insure proper and widespread observance of this anniversary, all veterans, all veterans' orga-

nizations, and the entire citizenry will wish to join hands in the common purpose. Toward this end, I am designating the Administrator of Veterans' Affairs as Chairman of a Veterans Day National Committee, which shall include such other persons as the Chairman may select, and which will coordinate at the national level necessary planning for the observance. I am also requesting the heads of all departments and agencies of the Executive branch of the Government to assist the National Committee in every way possible."

Black and white photo is of an honor roll monument with names of soldiers from Kings Mountain who died in combat during World War II. The memorial was located at the Margrace Mill, owned by Neisler Mills, Inc. in Kings Mountain. Photo provided


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KM’s Robert Kendrick tries to get to the outside in Friday’s game with Franklin at Gamble Stadium. Photos by Gary Smart

Late 97-yard drive lifts Mountaineers over Franklin 21-17 in playoff opener Coming into their first round NCHSAA playoff opener against the Kings Mountain Mountaineers Friday, the Franklin Panthers’ game plan was obviously to run the clock and keep the ball away from the KM offense. It almost worked as the visitors took a 17-14 lead into the final two minutes of the game. But with Franklin facing a fourth and two from the KM four-yard line with 2:08 remaining, the Mountaineer defense stopped Panther quarterback Chris McGuire a yard short of the first down marker and then the offense drove 97 yards in 11 plays to score on a 21-yard pass from quarterback Lamont Littlejohn Jr. to sophomore wide receiver Bryson Brown with 17.4 seconds remaining to defeat the Panthers 21-17 and send the Mountaineers to a second round bout with the See FRANKLIN, Page 2B

Kings Mountain’s Mountaineers will travel to Waddell High School in Charlotte Friday to face a very good West Charlotte team in the second round of the NCHSAA 3A state football championship playoffs. The Lions are a perennial power in Charlotte Mecklenburg and have numerous championships to their credit. They are 7-3 on the season but those losses came to 4A powers Mallard Creek, Hough and Chambers. The Lions and Mountaineers have one common opponent. West Charlotte reached the second round of the state playoffs by defeating a good Stuart Cramer team 34-10 last week while the Mountaineers were defeating a good Franklin Panther team 21-17. In a Big South game earlier in the year, Kings Mountain defeated Stuart Cramer 41-28. “West Charlotte is a very dangerous team,” says Kings Mountain head coach Greg Lloyd. “They have

a lot of great athletes and they play in a very tough conference. They have tons of speed, good size and will be the most athletic team we’ve faced. “They operate out of a spread and they pass and run the ball very effectively,” Lloyd noted. “Their quarterback is a dual threat. He has a great arm and legs. They run out of a 3-4 defense, and it is very good. “They are a wellrounded, good team,” he said. “They’ve played a very tough schedule. Two of their losses were to Hough and Chambers, two of the best teams in the state.” Without a doubt, the Lions are more experienced than the Mountaineers as most of their starters are seniors. Kings Mountain doesn’t have many seniors but their sophomores and juniors have gained valuable experience this year. “This is going to be a very tough test,” Lloyd said. “We’re happy to be going See WADDELL, Page 2B

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half of last week’s game, to be back along with Zay Smith, who sat out last week with an injury. “Zay will help us a lot,” Lloyd said. “Having him out last week really hurt us, especially in the second half. “Robert Kendrick played with a turf toe last week. Hopefully he will be back at full strength.”

were sophomores. “CJ Houser, a sophomore, did a good job,” Lloyd said. “He made several tackles and that was his first varsity experience. We had a lot of young guys out there that we threw

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West Charlotte Lions Friday at 7:30 at the Waddell High School Stadium in Charlotte. And, if the Panthers had any hope of scoring in those final seconds it was squashed on the ensuing kickoff when they fumbled and KM’s Quay Sanders recovered the ball at the KM 31 to seal the deal. “That was an exciting finish for sure,” said Mountaineer head coach Greg Lloyd. “We made a great stand on defense, and that winning drive has to be one of the most impressive drives we’ve had since I’ve been here. We were backed up and had to convert play after play to have a chance to win. It was just awesome.” Littlejohn, who finished with 16 of 26 passing for 223 yards and no interceptions, got the winning drive started with completions of 19 yards to Brown and 30 to D’Andre Hoyle for a first down at the Franklin 48. Facing third and 10 after two incompletions, he hit Jake Lloyd for a 14-yarder to the Franklin 34 with 1:01 showing on the clock. A four-yard reception by Brown and a first down run for 11 yards out of bounds around right end by Robert Kendrick gave the Mountaineers a first down at the Panther 21 with 36.1 seconds remaining. After two incompletions – one of which was in the end zone - Littlejohn sent Brown down the right sideline and hit him with the game-winning TD. After Jaden Ellis’ PAT, the Mountaineers kicked short toward the KM sideline but the Panthers couldn’t come up with the ball and KM’s Quay Sanders recovered it. With 12.4 seconds on the clock and Franklin out of time outs, Littlejohn took a knee to cap the comeback. “I thought Littlejohn did a great job of finding his receivers,” Lloyd said. “The offensive line held up very well and the receivers made good catches.” Throughout the game, the two teams matched yardage about evenly with KM having 209 in the air and 76 on the ground and the Panthers 142 on the ground and 128 in the air, but Franklin had 64 plays to KM’s 45. KM ran the ball just 18 times with Robert Kendrick getting 55 yards on 12 carries and Micah Ward 21 on six totes. Franklin won the opening coin toss and deferred to the second half. Both teams were stopped on their initial drives, but after taking over following a punt at its own 45 the Mountaineers took

taineers stopped McGuire at the three, setting the stage for their big comeback victory. “Stopping them down there was a great team effort,” Coach Lloyd noted. “The quarterback sort of bobbled


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eight plays to score on a oneyard run by Ward. Ellis’ PAT made it 7-0 at the 5:37 mark of the first quarter. Along the way, Lloyd caught two passes for 16 yards, Brown one for 20 and Kendrick had three straight carries for 19 yards to set up Ward’s TD run. With Franklin facing fourth and four at their own 19 with just 2:14 remaining in the half and facing a punting situation, KM called time-out but upon returning to the field the Mountaineers were penalized for having 12 men on the field. That gave the Panthers a first down at the 24. They got highlight reel plays of 19 yards on a run by Kellen Stiles for a first down at the 48, followed three plays later by a backward pass from McGuire to Pollack back to McGuire for a first down at the KM 19. A 15-yard completion to the two was followed by an incompletion and a late flag for interference, giving the visitors the ball at the one yard line. McGuire’s sneak sent the two teams into the halftime break tied at 7. The teams traded 3-andouts to open the third quarter. Following KM’s punt the Mountaineers were penalized 15 yards for unsportsmanlike conduct and Franklin took possession at the KM 47. Seven plays later, the Panthers were on the KM 31 facing fourth and seven. Pollock then caught a tipped pass for a 14-7 lead with 3:35 on the clock. After the ensuing kickoff, KM was immediately penalized 10 yards for holding and started from its own 29. Littlejohn hit Brown for a 52yard catch and run to the Panther 19. Kendrick and Ward worked the ball down to the five and with 0:05 left on the third quarter clock Littlejohn hit Lloyd with a five-yard TD and Ellis booted the PAT to tie the score at 14. Franklin answered quickly. Helped by a 31-yard reception by Pollock and a holding call on KM, the Panthers worked their way to the 12 before Javier Currie’s nine-yard sack put them at the 21 with a second and 18. After two incomplete passes, Erik Munoz came on to kick a field goal to put the Panthers up 17-14 with just 7:01 remaining. The Panthers pooch kicked and recovered a fumble at the KM 34. Aided by two penalties – the last of which put them at the KM four with 2:12 left – they called time to decide a play. Instead of going for a field goal – which would have only put them up by six points – they went for what would have been a clinching TD but the Moun-



Injured Mountaineers Zay Smith (2), Rashaard Brooks (21) and Sel Randolph (6) with former teammate Titus Phillips who received his ring for winning a state championship in track in the spring. Photos by Gary Smart


Quarterback Lamont Littlejohn (12) hands off to Micah Ward in Friday’s first round playoff game with Franklin at Gamble Stadium.

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The Mountaineers take the field for their opening round playoff game with Franklin Friday night at Gamble Stadium. Photo by Gary Smart

Lady Patriot spikers open with impressive victories Kings Mountain Middle School’s volleyball ladies got their season off to a great start last week with 3-0 victories over North Lincoln and Burns. In their opener on Tuesday, the Lady Patriots defeated a good North Lincoln team at home, 25-19, 25-22, 25-15. Thursday’s game at Burns was a good one, too, with the Lady Patriots sweeping again 25-12, 25-8, 25-4. In the opener, Camden Pasour led the Lady Patriots with 16 serve receptions, 13 digs, 11 service points, five assists and 20 kills. Ava Tipton added four serve receptions, 16 digs one assist and 13 service points. Abigail Hedgepath had two digs, eight service points, three kills and 23 assists. At Burns, Pasour had another complete game with 13 kills, eight assists, nine serve receptions, eight digs, four aces and 18 serve points. Megan Harris added four kills, 12 aces and 21 service points. Hedgepath contributed nine service points, three aces and 16 assists.

Abigail Hedgepath sets up teammate for a kill in last week’s volleyball match at KM Middle.

Camden Pasour sets up a teammate in last week’s volleyball game at KMMS. “Ava Tipton, Sarah Bouchard and Madi Brooke did their job well controlling

the defense and giving our setters controlled passes while Kenzlie Morris and

Ruby Osborne were a definite presence on the net both offensively and defensively,” noted Coach Lindsay Ellis. “This win was a great team effort.” The Lady Patriots were scheduled to play at home Tuesday. REMAINING SCHEDULE Nov. 16 – East Lincoln; Nov. 18 at Lincolnton; Nov. 22 Burns; Nov. 23 at West Lincoln; Nov. 30 at East Lincoln; Dec. 2 Lincolnton; Dec. 7 at North Lincoln; Dec. 9 Playoffs (TBD); Nov. 14 – Conference championship (TBD).

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Patriot wrestlers open with two big victories Kings Mountain Middle School’s wresters opened their season last week with victories over North Lincoln 87-15 and Burns 66-39. Winning matches for the Patriots against North were Xavier Adams, Levi Whitaker, Wyatt Benfield, Peyton Evans, Khareem Coleman, Nasir Epps, Kamari Coleman, Lucas Davis, Bernardo Hernandez, Bryce Davis, Kayden Marthers, Roberto Jinmenez, Semaj Odems, Lathan Feemster and Dom Davis. Against Burns, winners were Xavier Adams, Wyatt

Benfield, Peyton Evans, Khareem Coleman, Nasir Epps, Kamari Coleman, Bernardo Hernandez, Kayden Marthers, Roberto Jinmenez, Semaj Odems and Lathan Feemster. Remaining schedule: Nov. 16 at East Lincoln; Nov. 18 Lincolnton; Nov. 22 at Burns; Nov. 23 West Lincoln; Nov. 30 at East Lincoln; Dec. 2 at Lincolnton; Dec. 7 North Lincoln; Dec. 9 Conference championship (TBD); Dec. 18 – Conference individual championship (TBD).

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This Fall, Kings Mountain Family YMCA partnered with KMHS in their Occupational Prep program to assist with their student work initiatives. Pictured left to right: Kairee Sanders, Jeff Cloninger, and Madison Franks.

Addison Leigh, center, named to Western Piedmont Athletic Conference’s all-conference cross-country team. Photo provided

PCA runner named to all-conference team Addison Leigh, a ninthgrade student at Pinnacle Classical Academy, has been named to the Western Piedmont Athletic Conference's all-conference team in cross country. "Addison is an excellent student and an excellent athlete," said Dr. Shelly Bullard, the school's headmaster. "We are so proud of her hard work inside and outside the classroom." "Addison had an impressive season for PCA," added Brandon Gosey, Pinnacle's athletic director. "She started each race with

a ton of grit, finished with a smile, and often had a first-place finish. Congratulations to the entire team!" Founded in 2013, Pinnacle Classical Academy is a tuition-free public charter school in Shelby. The 30 members of the class of 2021 were offered a combined $4,093,820 in athletic scholarships, academic scholarships, and other merit-based scholarships and awards. Applications for the spring lottery for the 2022-23 school year are available on the school's website.

KUSHMAN 65TH IN STATE MEET – Kings Mountain High’s Thalia Kushman finished 65th with a time of 22:01.57 in Saturday’s NCHSAA 3A cross country meet.







Having qualified on 29th of October, 2021 as Administratrix of the Estate of ARTHUR POSTON, SR., deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned Leslie Poston, Administratrix on or before the 10th day of February, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

Having qualified on 4th of November, 2021 as Executor of the Estate of MARCELLA PAGE GREENE, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Michael Henry Greene, Executor on or before the 10th day of February, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations in-debted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 10th day of November, 2021.

This the 10th day of November, 2021.

Leslie Poston, Administratrix Estate of: Arthur Poston, Sr. 701 House Street Shelby, NC 28150

Michael Henry Greene, Executor Estate of: Marcella Page Greene 451 Holly Hills Drive Forest City, NC 28043

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Having qualified on 11th of October, 2021 as Administratrix of the Estate of ROY EDWARD SPURLING, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned Mitzi S. Springle, Administratrix on or before the 20th day of January, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

Having qualified on 11th of October, 2021 as Executrix of the Estate of KENNETH WILLIAMS, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Misty Williams Vernon, Executrix on or before the 20th day of January, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 20th day of October, 2021.

This the 20th day of October, 2021.

Mitzi S. Springle, Administratrix Estate of: Roy Edward Spurling 80 S Creekcrest Court Angier, NC 27501

Misty Williams Vernon, Executrix Estate of: Kenneth Williams 5028 Ashley PL. Dr. Bessemer City, NC 28016

Brenton S. Begley, Administrator Counsel for the Estate McINTYRE ELDER LAW FIRM PO Box 165, Shelby, NC 28151 233 E. Graham Street Shelby, NC 28150

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Having qualified on 24th of September, 2021 as Administrator of the Estate of TERRY MICHAEL DAVIS, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned at McIntyre Elder Law Firm, 233 E. Graham Street, Shelby, North Carolina, on or before the 3rd day of February, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 3rd day of November, 2021.










Having qualified on 30th of September, 2021 as Executor of the Estate of BETTY LOUISE PETERSON; AKA, BETTY McCORKLE PETERSON, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Clarence Richard Pack, Executor on or before the 20th day of January, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

Having qualified on 21st of April, 2021 as Administrator of the Estate of MARLENE GRACE ADAMS GOLD, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned at McIntyre Elder Law Firm, 233 E. Graham Street, Shelby, North Carolina, on or before the 20th day of January, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

Having qualified on 20th of October, 2021 as Administrator of the Estate of CAROL JO COWAN, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned at McIntyre Elder Law Firm, 233 E. Graham Street, Shelby, North Carolina, on or before the 3rd day of February, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 20th day of October, 2021.

This the 20th day of October, 2021.

This the 3rd day of November, 2021.

Clarence Richard Pack, Executor Estate of: Betty Louise Peterson; AKA, Betty McCorkle Peterson 1608 S. Post Rd. Shelby, NC 28152

Brenton S. Begley, Administrator Counsel for the Estate McINTYRE ELDER LAW FIRM PO Box 165, Shelby, NC 28151 233 E. Graham Street Shelby, NC 28150

Brenton S. Begley, Administrator Counsel for the Estate McINTYRE ELDER LAW FIRM PO Box 165, Shelby, NC 28151 233 E. Graham Street Shelby, NC 28150

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STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 15th of October, 2021 as Co-Executor and Co-Executrix of the Estate of YVONNE GARDNER PARKER; AKA, YVONNE PARKER, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Hazel Gerome Parker, Co-Executor and/or Arlene Roberts, Co-Executrix on or before the 20th day of January, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 20th day of October, 2021. Hazel Gerome Parker, Co-Executor Estate of: Yvonne Gardner Parker; aka, Yvonne Parker 219 Branchwood Circle Kings Mountain, NC 28086. And/or Arlene Roberts Estate of: Yvonne Gardner Parker; aka, Yvonne Parker 115 Roberts Farm Road Kings Mountain, NC 28086 KMH (10/20, 27, 11/03 & 10/ 2021)





Having qualified on 20th of October, 2021 as Administratrix of the Estate of NAOMI MCGOWAN OWEN, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned Kimberly K. Duren, Administratrix on or before the 27th day of January, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

Having qualified on 4th of November, 2021 as Executor of the Estate of WILLIE D. HAWKINS, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, James Roger Hawkins, Executor on or before the 10th day of February, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 27th day of October, 2021.

This the 10th day of November, 2021.

Kimberly K. Duren, Administratrix Estate of: Naomi McGowan Owen 610 Kingsbury Street Shelby, NC 28150

James Roger Hawkins, Executor Estate of: Willie D. Hawkins 119 Blackhawk Drive Shelby, NC 28150,

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 26th of October, 2021 as Executrix of the Estate of DORIS JEANETTE DAVIS, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Deborah Sprouse, Executrix on or before the 3rd day of February, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 3rd day of November, 2021. Deborah Sprouse, Executrix Estate of: Doris Jeanette Davis 182 Treeline Trail Waynesville, NC 28785 KMH (11/03, 10, 17 & 24/2021)

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 12th of October, 2021 as Co-Executors of the Estate of ERNEST O. LARSEN, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Kevin Larsen and/or Keith Larsen, Co-Executors on or before the 20th day of January, 2021 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 20th day of October, 2021. Kevin Larsen, Co-Executor Estate of: Ernest O. Larsen 203 Larsen Road Lawndale, NC 28090 And/or Keith Larsen, Co-Executor Estate of: Ernest O. Larsen 270 Victoria Street Salisbury, NC 28147 KMH (10/20, 27, 11/03 & 10/2021)

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 29th of October, 2021 as Executor of the Estate of NORRIS RAY MURRAY, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Timothy Norris Murray, Executor on or before the 3rd day of February, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 3rd day of November, 2021. Timothy Norris Murray, Executor Estate of: Norris Ray Murray 1958 Riverhill Drive Shelby, NC 28152 KMH (11/03, 10, 17 & 24/2021)










Having qualified on 7th of October, 2021 as Administratrix of the Estate of DALE EDWARD ROGERS II, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned Goldie Marie Rogers, Administratrix on or before the 20th day of January, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

Having qualified on 12th of October, 2021 as Administrator of the Estate of ISAAC D. SEIGLE, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Reginald Seigle, Administrator on or before the 20th day of January, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

Having qualified on 20th of October, 2021 as Executrix of the Estate of DAVID B. WOODS; AKA, DAVID BARRY WOODS, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Tiffini Molesky, Executrix on or before the 27th day of January, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 20th day of October, 2021.

This the 20th day of October, 2021.

This the 27th day of October, 2021.

Goldie Marie Rogers, Administratrix Estate of: Dale Edward Rogers II 131 Blevins Dr Shelby, NC 28150

Reginald Seigle, Administrator Estate of: Isaac D. Seigle 2729 Carolina Court. Louisville, TN 37777

Tiffini Molesky, Executrix Estate of: David B. Woods; AKA, David Barry Woods 8200 Tifton Road Charlotte, NC 28226

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Having qualified on 14th of October, 2021 as Executrix of the Estate of MARK WILLIAM SUMMEY, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Holly S. Stiles, Executrix on or before the 20th day of January, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

Having qualified on 2nd of November, 2021 as Administratrix of the Estate of CONSTANCE SHELL, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned Sharon Ward, Administratrix on or before the 10th day of February, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

Having qualified on 3rd of September, 2021 as Administratrix of the Estate of REBECCA S. HUNT, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned Twyla J. Ledbetter, Administratrix on or before the 27th day of January, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 20th day of October, 2021.

This the 10th day of November, 2021.

This the 27th day of October, 2021.

Holly S. Stiles, Executrix Estate of: Mark William Summey 3406 Rollingwood Dr. Gastonia, NC 28052

Sharon Ward, Administratrix Estate of: Constance Shell 140-1 Thamon Road Shelby, NC 28150

Twyla J. Ledbetter, Administratrix Estate of: Rebecca S. Hunt 104 O.P. Drive Lawndale, NC 28090

KMH (10/20, 27, 11/03 & 10/ 2021)

KMH (11/10, 17, 24 & 12/01/2021)

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EMPLOYMENT ONE ON ONE CARE is hiring for all shifts. Full/parttime hours available. Group homes are 6 beds or less. CNA/Nursing assistant jobs available but not required. No exp. necessary, all trainings included. Please apply in person at 203 Lee St., Shelby.

LOCK ‘N’ ROLL STORAGE. “ALL NEW” 10’x10’ and 10’x15’ Storage Units Available. Self Store Dawn til Dusk. Secure and Convenient! Located at 1002 Polkville Rd., (Hwy 226 N.) Shelby. Located next to 5 Star Auto Sales. or Call (704) 484-4112 TOY SHOW & COLLECTIBLES. Saturday, November 20th, Old Mooresboro School Gym, 308 Main Street, Mooresboro, NC 28114, 9:00AM-3:00PM. Admission $5, under 10 free; $25 setup fee, limit 3 tables, bring your own table, setup time 7:00AM9:00AM. Call 828-351-8822 or 704-692-7702. BARGAIN WAREHOUSE 120, LLC. We have a little bit of everything! Live edge wood; Walnut, Oak. We also have furniture, Christmas trees, survival foods, laundry detergent. Come visit our store soon! 758 NC 120. Mooresboro, NC Thursday and Friday 10am to 5pm Saturday’s 10am to 3pm or call for appointment at your convenience. (864) 4912199

FULL TIME MAINTENANCE MAN NEEDED. Maintain rental properties. Must have valid NC Drivers license. Pay depends on experience. (704) 473-4299

BUSINESS SERVICES D & B HOME REPAIRS. Small family owned business with 10 years experience. We provide flooring, plumbing, electrical, subfloor, painting, ect. We provide free estimates. Call Darren or email Brittany Bailes. (704) 476-9713 PROFESSIONAL TREE & STUMP REMOVAL. “We Make the Pain in Your Grass.... Disappear!” Call STUMP PROS @ (704) 691-4201 SHIPMAN’S MASONRY- 48 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Brick, Block & Stone, Outside Fireplaces, Foundations, Underpinnings. “Free Estimates”. 1st Quality Work! (863) 5321587 TRACTOR & DUMP TRUCK SERVICE. Bush Hog, Lot clearing, scrape driveway, gravel parking pads and much more. Reasonably priced and insured. Call Chuck 704-6927536. (704) 692-7536 JIM’S PAINTING SERVICES. Exterior painting only. Free estimates. You will be pleased with our work. We have references. 828-287-9272, (828) 429-7511

FALL HARVEST SALE/ AUCTION. Sat. Nov. 13, breakfast 8am, auction 9am. Big Springs Church; 534 Big Springs Church Rd, Ellenboro NC 28040. ESTATE SALE NOVEMBER 6. Clocks and clock parts, mid-century furniture-Hitachi big screen TV, Tools, Tables, Lamps, kitchenware, household items, wicker chairs, porch rocker, & more. 254 Mountain St., Rutherfordton. Doors will not open until 8AM. Parking limited so park at Green River Baptist Association; 668 N. Washington St., a one minute walk from sale.

COINS * COINS * COINS. We Buy & Sell Coins. “Coin Collector Supplies.” JAKE’S KNIVES & COLLECTIBLES. 1008 South Lafayette Street, Shelby. Call 704-600-6996 (980) 295-5568

REUNIONS FRUIT OF THE LOOM REUNION. CLEVEMONT MILLS in Kings Mountain. Sat., November 13th, 3pm-5pm. at Love’s Fish Box-1104 Shelby Rd., Kings Mountain. Contact Ralph at 704-616-6541.

EMPLOYMENT NOW HIRING EXPERIENCED CASHIERS. AT MIKE’S FOOD STORE. 2731 East Cherokee Street, Blacksburg, (Grover) SC. 29702. Second shift only. $10 to $14 per hour. No phone calls. In person only. NOW HIRING! Experienced Concrete Finisher Full-Time. Pay based on skill and experience. Pay range $15 - $25 /hour. Text or Call 828-4299327 (828) 429-9327 COMPLETE CARE INC. Is seeking CNAs / In Home Aides for Cleveland and Gaston Counties. Apply M-F, 8am-4pm at 404 W. Warren St, Shelby, NC 28150 or call (704) 480-9340 NOW HIRING Roofing Laborer. Call 704-477-0516. NEED A LABORER. At Auto Parts U Pull & Scrap Metal of SHELBY. Must have a valid driver license. Apply in person at 1025 County Home Road, Shelby, NC. 28152. 704-4724666.

CUSTOM BUILT PLAY SETS. Metal/Tarp roof. Playhouse, Sandbox, Swings, Slides, Rock Climbs and more. Delivery available. Union Mills, NC. 301-491-3174. PAINTING SERVICES. Over 25 years experience, affordable prices. Professional results. References available. Free estimates. Charles, or leave message. (704) 4358062. CLEVELAND COUNTY GARAGE DOORS. Summer Tune-up Special, $59.95. We will check all your equipment lube, make sure it’s working correctly. We repair broken doors. Also offering new installations. 704-477-9119 or 704-472-9367.



BUSINESS SERVICES IT’S TIME TO TRIM CREPE MYRTLE TREES. Spreading Mulch or Gravel, minor chainsaw work and storm clean-up. I can do many of your outside chores with over 15 years experience all over Cleveland County and stretching to the Forest City area. Nice, honest, dependable, clean, drugfree, he’s an all around great guy and handyman, so call Rob today and see what I can help you with. 980-295-0750. RETIRED GENERAL CONTRACTOR AVAILABLE. For small job repairs and fixes. Deck repair a specialty. Rutherford/Cleveland County areas. Bob, 828-476-6058. TRIPLE D PAINTING, LLC. All your painting needs. Free estimates. Over 25 yrs experience! Framing, facial boards and much more wood work available! Making your home, building or business look new again. (704) 418-5736


704-484-1047 FOR SALE



USED CAMPER TOPS: BUY/ SALE/TRADE. Various sizes and styles. 828-980-0881.

CARPORTS, GARAGES, BUILDINGS, RV, BOAT COVERS IN STOCK. Areas largest on site display. Best selection, quality price. J. Johnson Sales, Inc. 2690 Hwy. 221S., Forest City. 828-245-5895.

AMERICAN BULLY BABIES. 5 males and 1 female. 2 white males with 1 blue spot and blue nose. Blue brindles with white markings. (828) 4990371 sandra73bryant@gmail. com

CHRISTMAS IS GOING TO BE Expensive This year! Kids toys at reasonable prices, great condition. If interested call (828) 469-6412 KILL ALL YOUR WEEDS! Ranger Pro 2.5 gallon. $44.00. 828-287-3272. 16’X40’ OR TWO STORY BUILDINGS BUILT ON SITE. 1 DAY INSTALL. J. Johnson Sales INC. 828-245-5895. FREE FLASHLIGHT WHILE SUPPLIES LAST The South’s Largest Online Mall has FREE flashlights while supplies last. Visit today!

E S TAT E / M U LT I - FA M I LY YARD SALE. Tools, collectibles, vintage and unusual items, lawn and garden, furniture, household items, queen size bedroom set, framed art, lamps, too much to list. Friday, Nov. 19 from 8:00am - 5:00pm and Saturday, Nov. 20 from 8:00 am - until. Address: 1216 West Cabaniss Road, Shelby, NC 28150

FOR SALE GIANT VAC FOR SALE. 16 HP, Vanguard. Great for dump truck or trailor to get up leaves. $1,000. 704-480-7405. 50 LB. ANVIL $150. 6 ft. Scrape Blade $225. Feed barrels, plastic with lids & rings, $20. #2 totes $75. (828) 327-4782

855 JUBILEE FORD TRACTOR. Wheel Horse mower with scrape blade, 54” Kubota Zero-turn diesel mower, wall mount gas heater, new bushhog, ladies Rolex watch, field dirt for sale in Chesnee, SC. (601) 740-0837

FIREWOOD FOR SALE. All types already split. Can deliver. Truck & Trailer loads, starting at $75. Will negotiate. 704-466-7623

ENCLOSED TRAILERS IN STOCK! 6’x10’, 6’x12’, 7’x12’ and 7’x16’ contact J. Johnson Sales, Inc., Forest City. (828) 245-5895 REFRIGERATORS, STOVES, WASHERS, DRYERS. Discount Prices. 1205 Earl Road, Shelby NC. (704) 487-4443


CLEVELAND MEMORIAL PARK BURIAL PLOTS Total of 4 burial plots. 2x2 (2 separate areas) $600 each or 2 for $1,000 (404) 543-8457 HORSE HAY FOR SALE $6-square and $40-round. 704-692-6325. DEER CORN, 60 POUND BAG. $9. Callahan Farms. 704-300-5341- Steve; 704472-8865 - Cletus; 704-3005341- Todd (704) 692-1627 RIDING/PUSH MOWERS, GARDEN TILLERS, GOKARTS, MINI-BIKES. Ready to mow. All in excellent condition. Can deliver, 30+ years experience in repair work. 828980-0853, 704-476-9383. PURE RAW LOCAL HONEY. $18 per quart, $10 per pint. Produced in Rutherford County. Call or text Jackson Corbin, 828-980-1823.

MORGAN’S FIREWOOD Seasoned Small Stovewood, Cut Split Delivered only $75. Call 828-395-0758 SIX EXTRA LARGE PLASTIC containers filled with size 12-18 women’s clothes. Jackets, dresses, suits, blouses, pants. Excellent condition. $30. 828-287-0982. DEER CORN. SHELLED, 50lbs, $10.05. 828-287-3272. 2003 SUBARU BAJA Gray with Black interior, 5 speed, Good tires, needs clutch. $2,500. 704-482-8090 (w) or 704-472-7924 (H). HORSE QUALITY HAY. Square and round bales. Call (704) 487-6855

1982 E-ONE TANKER. 26,100 miles, 1500 gallon tank, 250 GPM Hale Pump. All LED emergency lights. $8,000. Please contact Paul Creasman at (704) 691-4201. ASSORTED POWER TOOLS 10” Black & Decker Table Saw-$50 1/2” Hitachi Drill-$25 Crain Undercut Saw (Jamb Saw)-$40 Milwaukee Sawzall-$25 Makita Jig Saw-$20 Black & Decker 10” Firestorm Electric Miter Saw-$50 (828) 223-2619 AQUARIUM, BIRD CAGE, WEIGHT SET. Aquarium 50 gal with stand, Tall hex bird cage, weight set with bench - $60 each (704) 600-5596

PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS with Scratch Pads! Press Room Printing. 704482-2243. (704) 538-5788 GIANT VAC FOR SALE 16 HP, Vanguard. Great for dump truck or trailor to get up leaves. $1,000. 704-4807405. TRAILERS, LAWNMOWER TRAILERS, Flatbed Trailers, Enclosed Trailers, Horse and Cattle Trailers, Saddlery. Check our prices and quality before you buy. Bridges Riding Equipment. Boiling Springs, NC. (704) 434-6389

DANNY’S AUTOWERKS. Buying used or junk cars. Competitive prices. Call Danny 828-289-3081 or Jimmy 828-289-1175. WANT TO BUY. ATV’s, PopUp Campers and Small Travel Trailers. Call 828-429-3935. WANT TO BUY CARS, TRUCKS. Trailers, Tractors, Farm Equipment. Must have ID and proof of ownership. Callahan’s Towing. (704) 6921006 WE BUY JUNK VEHICLES. WE PAY TOP DOLLAR FOR VEHICLES RUNNING OR NOT, MUST HAVE A TITLE OR ID. (704) 487-5244 NEED TO SELL YOUR HOUSE? I PURCHASE UNWANTED RENTAL PROPERTY AND/OR STARTER HOMES. MUST BE PRICED TO SELL! “QUICK CLOSINGS”! Call 704-472-0006. WANTED: OLD AND NEW AMMO. Reloading supplies. Call 828-245-6756 or cell # 828-289-1488. QUARRY CRITTERS TURTLE PLANTER. I’m looking for a second nature designs quarry critters large turtle planter. It’s model # is 45122. I PAY CASH FOR DIABETIC TEST STRIPS. Up to $10 per 100ct. Must be Unused, Unexpired. I’m local and pay fast. (828) 577-4197 CASH FOR YOUR CAR running or not, title or no title. Call Charles Dellinger at Red Road Towing. 704692-6767, (704) 487-0228 WE BUY USED TRAILERS with Titles. J. Johnson Sales Inc. Call 828-245-5895.

FARM & GARDEN YANMAR 22HP DIESEL TRACTOR. Excellent condition! $4495.00 ‘’NO TRADES’’ Call 4 details (704) 718-9122 4’X5’ ROUND BALES FESCUE HAY. $10 to $40 per Bale. Call for details. (704) 215-0214 FORD TRACTOR FOR SALE. Model 860, Runs great, new tires. Lots of new parts.$5,250 or OBO. Call Randy for more info:704-4727800. NEW SOUTHERN 5 FT. BUSH HOG. $1,250. 828-2873272.

ALL METAL GARAGES. Big Discounts! Zero down. Call for more details. 828-382-0455.


PROPANE GRILL TANKS RE-FILLED. Only $10.99. Call 828-287-3272.

POLISH WHITECRESTED TOPHAT HENS FOR SALE. 6 mths old. $25 for one or $60 for all 3. 828-785-3265

MOVING SALE! Couches, day beds, recliners & antique funiture-much more. 828-2894661.

NEW CANNING JARS. With Lids & Seals. $17.67 per case. Call 828-287-3272.

BASEBALL COMPLETE SETS for sale. From the 80s. Call 828-748-9774.

ACEPHATE FIRE ANT KILLER. Works great! $12.99. Call 828-287-3272.

LIKE NEW Men’s Huffy Bicycle. Great Condition Must See! $50.00 Great Trail Rider call 828-782-7221

HAVE A STORAGE BUILDING NOT USING, OUTGROWN IT? Sell it, trade in for new bigger one. We take trades, we buy used buildings. Must be factory built, able to move. J. Johnson Sales INC. 828-245-5895.

HAY FOR SALE. 5’x6’ round bales hay for sale. Call 704472-3051.

UTILITY BUILDINGS, STORAGE BUILDINGS. Steel, Wood, Vinyl. Some fully insulated, 1 to 2 day delivery if buy from stock. Cash or low down payment with monthly payments. No credit ok. J. Johnson Sales INC. 828-2455895. DUMP TRAILERS “WE GOT ‘EM”. 6’x10’, 6’x12’ and 7’x14’ (5 & 7 Ton) “All the Options on All! contact J. Johnson Sales, Inc., Forest City. (828) 2455895

LARGE LIGHTED CHRISTMAS VILLAGE. $90. NEW Gig Bag, 76 key keyboard, $25. Leave message, (704) 482-1940 1984 E-ONE PUMPER 59,900 miles, 750 gallon poly tank, 1000 GPM Hale 2 stage pump. All LED emergency lights. $20,000. Please contact Paul Creasman at (704) 691-4201.

FLAG POLES, FLAGS IN STOCK. Pickup or we deliver and install available. J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City. Call 828-245-5895.

FIREWOOD FOR SALE. Long wheelbase load. Fully loaded. $70.00/load. Delivered. 864-492-4793 or 803627-9408.

CLEVELAND COUNTY YARD SALE Sat., Nov. 13th, 2021 from 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM. Glass collectibles, bed, dresser, end tables, coffee table, picture frames, craft supplies, books, filing cabinet, cookie jar, and miscellaneous. Rain, no sale. Kings Mountain, NC 28086 (704) 739-6363

Deadline: Friday at 12:00 Noon

YOUNG BLACK LAB (MALE) $200. Variety of Chihuahua & Feist (All Lap Dogs) All Under 3 Years Old $100 up . Call (704) 473-8300 AKC GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES. Available for new homes. They’re 9 weeks old and vet checked with shots. Ready to go home with papers. Text for more information. 704-300-6766 $400 (704) 300-6766

YORKSHIRE TERRIERS. Standard, black & tan Yorkies, male and female. Raised and imprinted in our home. Tails docked, dewclaws removed, vet checked, dewormed and first shots. Prespoiled babies will be ready for their forever home 12/9/21. Shelby NC area. (704) 6923698. Scheduled FaceTime welcome. $1200 with $100 deposit to hold your baby. (704) 692-3698 CHIHUAHUA AND JACKAHUAHUA PUPPIES. Chihuahua puppies and Jackahuahua puppies for sale. Both litters will be 12 weeks old first week of Nov. $250 for Full Chihuahuas and $150 for the Jackahuahuas, each one is UTD on shots and worming. Beautiful 828 429-6861 Tony (828) 429-6861 CHINESE SHAR-PEI PUPPIES. Full blooded Chinese Shar-pei puppies for $800 apiece. Sweet and great with kids. Will be excellent watch dogs. (910) 813-5775 GOATS & DOG FOR SALE. Two Nigerian doe goats, 2yrs. old, wormed/had shots. $200 ea.or $375/both. Also a Teacup Yorkie Poo Chi, blonde, male, 2 1/2 years old, been neutered. $450. 828-3910919. AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES. Born 9/6/21. Red Merle, Blue Merle, Black-Tri and Red-Tri puppies available. Call for more information. (828) 308-3710 ADULT QUAIL $5 EACH. Quail Chicks $1.50 ea. Quail eggs $3 per doz. (704) 4769943 SPREADING THE LOVE THIS CHRISTMAS. JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS - We have 3 regular Yorkies and 6 Parti Yorkies ready just in time for Christmas. These puppies come with a 1 year medical guarantee, CKC registered, Vet approved puppies. Taking deposits now. So many people missed out on the last litter $1,200 each. (704) 473-7042 DOG KENNELS. 7x7, 5x10, 10x10, 10x20, 20x20 tops, split kennels. Pickup or we deliver and install available. J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City. 828-245-5895. HEDGEHOGS AND SUGAR GLIDERS HOME. Male and female are available for both babies contact us if interested and for more info (915) 201-5269

CAMPERS 2021 HEARTLAND TRAIL RUNNER 211RD. 2021 26ft Heartland RV Travel Trailer Model 211RD. Sleeps 2 adults in Queen Bed up front, plus seating area converts to add 1 to 2 children or pets. Bathroom and stove never used. RV was just brought down from NY brand new for storage and sleeping only. Includes mounted flat screen TV, Fridge, A/C and Heat, Shower, Toilet, 2 Sinks, Microwave/Oven, Radio with outside speakers, Retractable Awning and colored lights. Sway bars included. MSRP $28,900. Can’t travel for awhile so selling. Asking $22,500 Firm, Cash Only. (585) 721-8162

MOTORCYCLES & ATVS NEW 2021 AXIS 500 4X4. New with 2 year warranty dump bed lights fully road legal first 7500 cash (704) 6900988 promo28@protonmail. com


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CARS & TRUCKS 1996 FORD RANGER needs a little body work. Runs good. (980) 404-0027 1998 FORD RANGER XLT. 4.0 engine. 5 speed transmisson. Looks brand new. Call for Price. 704-473-5771. 2001 BUICK LESABRE LTD., 4 Door, 121,518 miles, Leather Seats. Asking $4000 obo. Gold in color. 704-4722248. (704) 482-2248 2002 FORD CROWN VICTORIA 81,447 miles, good condition. Everything power works. Serious Inquiries only, $5500. (704) 300-2783

VACATIONS TREAT YOURSELF TO A VACATION! “Great Fall Getaway Pricing”. We are a full service travel agency offering Air, Land and Sea Vacations. Call 704-585-1275 now to plan your trip! Expedia Cruises located at 915 South Point Rd. , Suite E, Belmont, NC or visit www.ExpediaCruises. com/BelmontNC


OCEAN LAKES MYRTLE BEACH. Cottage N34. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, den, kitchen, dining, covered deck, near country store. Call Dorcas, 803-718-2659.

MOBILE HOMES DW 2018 MOBILE HOME For Sale. Never Been Lived In.63 lot, 4BR, 2BA. #3 School District. 980-404-5200.

REAL ESTATE CLEVELAND COUNTY NEED TO SELL YOUR HOUSE? I PURCHASE UNWANTED RENTAL PROPERTY AND/OR STARTER HOMES. MUST BE PRICED TO SELL! “QUICK CLOSINGS”! Call 704-472-0006. ROSE HILL MEMORIAL PARK PLOTS. For Sale. $1000.00 each for (2) spaces. Section 1, Lot number 74 Spaces 1 & 2. Lawndale, NC 28090 (919) 696-7867



Deadline: Friday at 12:00 Noon









3 BEDROOM HOUSE. H/W floors, central heat, air, renovated bath. Near Shelby Middle School. No Pets, No smoking, not Hap eligible. $650 mo. (704) 487-5480

LIONS SENIOR VILLAGE has 1 bedroom HUD subsidized apartments for low income seniors. Taking applications. Age 62 or older. Equal Housing Opportunity. 211 North Morgan Street, (704) 482-7723

1, 2 & 3 BEDROOM TOWNHOMES. Shelby, NC. We are currently accepting applications for our waiting list. Rent is based on income (and some expenses are deducted). Call or visit us today, Laurel Hill Apartments 704487-1114. Equal Housing Opportunity.




LOT Near

COUNTRY LIVING - FALLSTON. 2 bedroom duplex, H/W floors, central heat, air, laundry room, no pet, no smoking. Not HAP eligible. $600 mo. (704) 487-5480 NO HEAT BILLS HERE! 1 bedroom apartment, excellent location, Shelby. Second floor. Not HAP eligible. No pets or smoking. Heat & water included in $525 month. (704) 487-5480 2 BEDROOM 1 BATH MOBILE HOME. $550 month, $550 deposit. Water included. No pets. 704-300-3647 2 OR 3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. For rent in Shelby & Grover. $600-$750. Call (828) 234-8147


$15,000. Call 864-909-1035 or visit:

MOVE IN SPECIAL. 2 & 3 Bedroom, deposit required. $195 weekly rates. Includes power and water. NO PETS. Visit us online at Oakwood Rentals, Shelby. Call (704) 473-4299

MOBILE HOMES & APARTMENTS. In Kings Mountain. Price starting at $100 per week. Call (704) 739-4417

RUTHERFORD COUNTY HICKORY CREEK APARTMENTS FOR SENIORS. (62 and older), disabled (50 and older). Shelby. Now taking applications for waiting list. 418 East Warren Street, (704) 487-6354

OAKLAND ROAD 2BR APARTMENT. Like new. Appliances, sewer, water, garbage included. $595 plus deposit and references. 828248-1776.

2&3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Nice and clean, water furnished. Oak Grove Community, Kings Mtn. Call or text, 704-739-0259.

2 & 3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Small private park between Spindale and Forest City. Starting at $500 per month. 828-382-0475.

Sheriff offers tips for safe holiday shopping “The holiday season is right around the corner and shoppers are crowding malls and disSheriff count stores Alan Norman to buy the latest gadgets and find the best deals,” said Sheriff Alan Norman of Cleveland County. Shoppers also need to consider their safety. According to Sheriff Norman “This time of year attracts more shopping-related criminal activity because of the larger crowds and the extended store hours. These factors and the usual distraction of shopping, create a more favorable environment for petty thieves and other offenders. The Sheriff reminds all Cleveland County residents to follow these safety tips: COVID-19: • Follow state and county health guidelines. • Use hand sanitizer.

• Promote social distancing. Shopping Safety: • A single shopper is the best target for theft. Always shop with a friend or relative. • When going shopping, tell someone where you are going and what time to expect you to return. Also, make sure they know what you are wearing, as well as the type of vehicle you are driving. • Shop during daylight hours. If you shop at night, park your vehicle in a well-lit area. • Dress casually and comfortably and avoid wearing expensive jewelry. If carrying cash, keep it in your front pocket rather than in a purse or wallet. This makes it much more difficult for a pickpocket to remove. Also, store car keys in your pants or jacket pocket. If your purse/ wallet is stolen, you will still be able to drive home. • Pay careful attention to your surroundings and avoid overloading yourself with packages. It is important to

have clear visibility and freedom of motion to avoid mishaps. • When returning to your vehicle, look around it and in the back seat. Be aware of strangers approaching you for any reason. Have your car keys in your hand to avoid spending unnecessary time unprotected from the security of your vehicle. • If you feel uneasy returning to your vehicle alone, find a security guard and ask them to walk you to your car. “During this time of year, busy holiday shoppers become careless and vulnerable to other crimes as well. Credit card fraud and gift card fraud are on the rise. However, taking a few preventive measures can help, according to Sheriff Norman.” Credit Card Fraud: • Keep a close watch on your credit card every time you use it, and make sure you get it back as quickly as possible. • Never write your PIN number on your credit card.

• Never leave your credit cards or receipts lying around. • Shield your credit card number so that others around you can’t copy it or capture it on a mobile telephone or other camera. • Only carry credit cards that you absolutely need. • Shred anything with your credit card number written on it. • If you’re planning to purchase online, make sure the web page where you enter your credit card information is secure through SSL (Secure Socket Layer). You can tell if the web page is secure by looking for the gold lock or key icon at the bottom corner of your browser window. • If you’re not comfortable submitting your information through the internet, call the seller and give them your information over the telephone. Never send your credit card information via email. • Check the company information. Only do business with companies that provide a physical address and tele-

phone number. • Keep good records. Always print out a copy of any online products or services you purchase. Gift Card Fraud: • Never buy gift cards from online auction sites. This is a large source of gift card fraud. Many of the gift cards are stolen, counterfeit or used. • Only buy gift cards directly from the store issuing the gift card or from a secure retailer’s website. • Don’t buy gift cards from publicly displayed racks in retail stores because these are more susceptible to tampering or theft. Only purchase gift cards at the sales terminal from the cashier. • Always carefully examine both the front and back of a gift card before you buy it. If you see a PIN number, ask for a different card. If the card looks like it has been tampered with in any way, do not purchase it. • Always ask the store cashier to scan the gift card in

front of you. This will guarantee that your card is valid when you buy it and that it reflects the balance you just charged on it. • Always keep your receipt as a proof of purchase if there is money stored on the gift card. • If possible, register your gift card at the store’s website. • Never give your Social Security number, date of birth or any other unneeded private information when purchasing a gift card. No reputable company will ask for this information. Considering these problems, Sheriff Alan Norman warns shoppers to be careful so that they don’t become the victim of criminal activity. “Unfortunately, when shopping, people have a tendency to let their guard down,” said Sheriff Norman. “However, paying attention and taking precautions can help eliminate their chances of being victimized.”


How to Track Down an Unclaimed Life Insurance Policy Dear Savvy Senior, When my dad died, we thought he had a life insurance policy, but we have no idea how to track it down. Any suggestions? Searching Son

Dear Searching, Lost or forgotten life insurance policies are very common in the U.S. According to a study by Consumer Reports, 1 out of every 600 people is the beneficiary of an unclaimed life insurance policy with an average benefit of $2,000. It could be like finding out you have a secret savings account. While unfortunately, there isn’t a national database for tracking down these policies, there are a number of strategies and a few new resources that can help your search. Here are several to get you started. Search his records: Check your dad’s financial records or areas where he kept his important papers for a policy, records of premium payments, or bills from an insurer. Also contact his employer or former employer benefits administrator, insurance agents,

financial planner, accountant, attorney or other adviser and ask if they know about a life insurance policy. Also check safe-deposit boxes, monitor the mail for premium invoices or whole-life dividend notices, and review old income-tax returns, looking for interest income from, and interest expenses paid, to life insurance companies.

Get help: The National Association of Insurance Commissioners offers a policy locator service (see NAIC. org and click on “Consumer” then on “Life Insurance Policy Locator”) that lets you run a nationwide search for insurance policies or annuities in the names of people who have died. There are also six state insurance departments (Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan, New York, North Carolina and Oregon) that have free policy locator service programs that can help you search. To find direct access to these state resources visit the American Council of Life Insurers website at – click on “Missing Policy Tips.” Contact the insurer: If you suspect that a particular insurer underwrote the policy, contact that carrier’s

claim office and ask. The more information you have, like your dad’s date of birth and death, Social Security number and address, the easier it will be to track down. Contact information for some big insurers include: Prudential 800-778-2255; MetLife; AIG 800888-2452; Nationwide 800-8486331; John Hancock JohnHancock. com – click on “Lost or unclaimed policy form” at the bottom of the page under “Quick Links.” Search unclaimed property: If your dad died more than a few years ago, benefits may have already been turned over to the unclaimed property office of the state where the policy was purchased. Go to, a website of the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators, to search records from 39 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. Or, to find links to each state’s unclaimed-property division use If your dad’s name or a potential benefactor’s name produces a hit, you’ll need to prove your claim. Required documentation, which can

vary by state, is detailed in claim forms, and a death certificate might be necessary.

Search fee-based services: There are several businesses that offer policy locator services for a fee. The MIB Group, for example, which is a data-sharing service for life and health insurance companies, offers a policy locator service at for $75. But it only tracks applications for individual policies made since 1996. You can also get assistance at Policy Inspector ( for $99, and L-LIFE ( for $108.50, who will do the searching for you. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior. org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book.

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