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Peeler charged in 2-year old’s death On Sunday, January 5 at 5 am, Kings Mountain Police were notified by Kings Mountain Hospital that a 2-year old child had life threatening injuries and was being examined at their facility. Upon arrival at the hospital, officers learned that the child was being airlifted to Levine’s Children’s Hospital in Charlotte for advanced care, due to the severity of his injuries. The child succumbed to his injuries on the January 6 at Levine’s Children’s Hospital. A criminal investigation was initiated immediately and has been ongoing since being reported to law enforcement on January 5. A warrant for the homicide of the child was issued on January 6 for Taylon Armando Peeler, 21, of 319 Linwood Road in Kings Mountain. On January 7, with the assistance of the NC State Bureau of Investigation and the Charlotte Meck-
PEELER lenburg Police Department Violent Criminal Apprehension Program team, Taylon Peeler was arrested in Charlotte, NC without incident. Peeler was transported back to Kings Mountain Police Department to be processed and subsequently transported to Cleveland County Law Enforcement Center in Shelby, NC. Peeler went before the Judge on Wednesday, Jan. 8 and was denied bond. Further details were not available as this is an ongoing investigation.
KM Fire Museum Early voting site Kings Mountain Fire Museum, 269 Cleveland Avenue, will be an early voting site PHILBECK beginning Feb. 13 for the Presidential Preference and March 3 Primary election. The site will open Thursday and Friday, Feb. 13 and 14; Monday, Feb. 17 to Feb. 21; Monday, Feb. 24 to Friday, Feb. 28 from 8 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. and on Saturday, Feb. 28 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. In a Dec. 31, 2019 order, a federal district court temporarily blocked NC’s voter photo requirement from taking effect. Elections Director Clifton W. Philbeck, of the Cleveland County Board of Elections, said unless the courts direct otherwise that voters will not be required to provide voter ID when they mark their presidential preference and vote for candidates. New voters may same day vote and same day register to vote at the early voting site. Any changes in registration may also be made during early
voting. The Presidential Preference election is an election in which voters can choose who they would like to be their candidate in the 2020 general election with the goal of narrowing the field of candidates. Philbeck said registered Republicans must vote Republican, registered Democrats must vote Democratic, registered Libertarians must vote Libertarian, registered Green Party must vote Green Party, registered Constitution Party must vote Constitution Party and Unaffiliated can choose Democrat or Libertarian. Registered voters who miss early voting can cast ballots in the Primary on March 3 from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. at these area polling places: Kings Mountain North – Patrick Senior Center, 909 E. King Street; Kings Mountain South ) Bethlehem Baptist Church Activities Center, 1017 Bethlehem Road; Oak Grove Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 1022 Oak Grove Road. Grover voters cast ballots on March 3 at Grover Town Hall, 207 Mulberry Road.
BOB MYERS RETIRES – On Friday, January 10, Kings Mountain Police Chief Lisa Proctor and Lieutenant Todd McDougall presented Sgt. Bob Myers a shadow box filled with items from his 30-year career at Kings Mountain Police Department. Items included insignias from the department, his name badge, Sgt. Stripes, commendations, Honor Guard pins, a whistle, handcuffs, and City of Kings Mountain pins. Myers will be recognized at the City Council meeting on January 28. Mayor Neisler pointed out, “His real love is the KM Police Color Guard. They pledged to him today to continue doing the color guard correctly.” Photo provided
Liberty Mountain announces local auditions dates for 2020 season Auditions for Liberty Mountain will be held at the Joy Performance Center on Saturday and Sunday, January 25 and 26 at 3 pm. How would you like to spend your summer learning to sword fight, dressing up in incredible costumes, and running into battle? Here is your chance to play hard, push yourself, and cultivate your craft this summer in a rigorously paced professional theatre environment. Sigmon Theatrical is currently casting paid onstage and offstage roles in Liberty Mountain - The Revolutionary Drama. Actors and Technicians will be working alongside a professional theatre staff to bring this massive production to life for the 2020 Summer Season. There are positions open in the following departments: Acting, Stage Management, Technical, Wardrobe, Wig & Makeup. For onstage positions, we are casting 19 men and
MLK Observance January 20 The City of Kings Mountain will host Let It Shine: The American Civil Rights Movement 1955-1968, to be presented at the Joy Performance Center, Monday, January 20 at 3 pm. This is a FREE community event.
Auditions for Liberty Mountain 2020 will be held at the Joy Performance Center on Saturday and Sunday, January 25 and 26 at 3 pm. Photo by Torrence Photography 6 women. Ideal candidates are highly driven, enthusiastic and resourceful. You must have full availability, pass a background check, drug test, and be willing to make a seven-week commitment (including almost
three weeks of rehearsal). Company Members will wear multiple hats with on and offstage responsibilities as well as being involved with educational outreach, promotional calls and more. This show features lots
of combat sequences, quick changes, and running. This is a seasonal position. Starting date is June 11 and the End Date is July 19 - twenty to thirty hours a week, with a day off each rehearsal See LIBERTY, Page 7A
Flags at half-staff through Jan. 19 Governor Cooper ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered immediately to half-staff beginning on Jan. 13, in honor U.S. Staff Sgt. Ian Paul McLaughlin of Virginia and Pfc. Miguel Angel Villalon of Illinois, who lost their lives
while conducting combat operations on Saturday in Kandahar, Afghanistan. U.S. Staff Sgt. McLaughlin and Pfc. Villalon were both paratroopers assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division based in Ft. Bragg. McLaughlin, who joined the Army in 2012 and served as squad leader, is survived by his wife and four children. Villalon, who joined the army in 2018 as a combat
engineer and was on his first deployment, is survived by his mother and father. Flags are to remain at halfstaff until sunset on Jan. 19. Governor Cooper commented, “As a show of respect, individuals, businesses, schools, municipalities, counties and other government subdivisions are welcome to fly the flag at half-staff for the duration of the time indicated.”
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Phyllis Bumgardner Champion KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – Phyllis Bumgardner Champion, 76, of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away on December 24, 2019 at Testa Family Hospice House in Kings Mountain. She was born in Cleveland County NC, to the late Austin L. and Nell Rice Bumgardner. Phyllis was a member of First Baptist Church. She enjoyed traveling and loved spending time at the beach where she and Perry lived for a number of years. Phyllis was a diehard Blue Devils fan. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother who loved her family dearly. Phyllis will be missed greatly by her loving family and friends. She is survived by her husband of 57 years: Perry Champion, of the home; daughter: DeDe Doyle (Jim), Valdosta GA; grandchildren: Nicholas and Ellie Doyle; brother: Bill Bumgardner (Betti), Kings Mountain, NC and sister in law: Loreen Cain (John), Kings Mountain, NC A Memorial Service was held on Sunday, December 29, 2019 at 2:00 PM at First Baptist Church, Kings Mountain with Rev. Dr. John Sloan officiating. The family received visitors immediately following the service in the Stained Glass Room of the church. Guest register is available at: www.harrisfunerals.com. Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain, NC is in charge of arrangements.
Upcoming KM events Friends of Crowders Mtn. needs volunteers MLK Observance, Let It Shine on January 20 The City of Kings Mountain hosts Let It Shine: The American Civil Rights Movement 19551968, presented at the Joy Performance Center, Monday, January 20 at 3 pm. This show focuses on the tumultuous years between 1955 and 1968 shining light on important milestones in our history, including: the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the SCLC, Brown v. Board of Education, Rosa Parks, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and more come to life in this powerful tale. Let It Shine shows the high price paid by those who fought for equal rights during this turbulent time. This is a FREE community event. Patrick Senior Center Senior Exercise Classes for Ages 55 and up—Improve your health and wellness by joining one of our fun exercise classes offered daily. Classes include Seniors in Motion on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 10:30 am-11:30 am, Tai Chi on Tuesdays 4 pm - 5:15 pm, Chair Volleyball on Fridays 12:00 pm and Gentle Exercise on Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30 am-10 am. Beginner Quilting for Ages 55 and up—Learn the basics of quilting in our beginner quilting class on Mondays from 12:3 pm to 3 pm. Art Night at the Cen-
ter—Join the new art night on the third Thursday of the month. The next class will be Weaving Tapestry on Thursday, January 16 from 5 pm to 8 pm. Open to all ages and the cost is $15. Please call 704-7340447 to sign up. American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held on Friday, January 31 from 10 am —2:30 pm. Please call Karen Grigg at 704734-0447 to schedule an appointment. Black History Month Program—On Tuesday, February 11 from 9:30 am –11 am, the Patrick Senior Center will host its annual Black History Month Program. Please call 704-7340447 for more information. Valentine’s Day Dance—On Friday, February 14 from 7 pm - 9:30 pm, for ages 55 and up. Entertainment will be Endless Dreamz. Cost of admission is a canned item for our food pantry. Mauney Memorial Library Afternoon Adventures, Family, The Cat in the Hat: Presented by Sigmon Theatrical, Tuesday, February 25 from 4 pm - 5 pm in the Library Community Room. Registration required online or by calling the Library. Afternoon Adventures: Nocturnal Animals. (ages 6-12) Come learn about these night animals and dissect an owl pellet. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Thursday, February 13, 4 p.m.
Bynum Chapel 22nd annual MLK Breakfast January 20 Bynum Chapel will hold their annual Martin Luther King Breakfast on , Monday, January 20, 2020 at 8am. Adults: $5; K-12 grades – FREE Keynote Speaker is Elder Michelle Hopper of Faith Harvest Church,
Shelby, NC Everyone is invited to attend! Bynum Chapel Family Life Center is located at 310 Ellis Street, Kings Mountain, NC 28086. Rev. Dr. Vernon F. Stinson is the Senior Pastor.
Understand Alzheimer’s and Dementia The Alzheimer’s Association will present a special program, Understand Alzheimer’s and Dementia, in the Mauney Memorial Library Community Room on Tuesday, February 11 at 5:30 pm. In the United States alone, more than 5 million individuals are living with Alzheimer’s and 16 million are serving as their unpaid caregivers. The disease is a global crisis that affects numerous families right here in our community. However, no one must face this disease alone or without information. The Alzheimer’s Association® has created an education program covering the basics of Alzheimer’s and dementia to provide a general overview for people who are facing a diagnosis as well as those who wish to be informed.
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The free one-hour Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia program covers the following: ● Explores the relationship between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. ● Examines what happens in a brain affected by Alzheimer’s. ● Details the risk factors for and three general stages of the disease. ● Identifies FDA-approved treatments available to treat some symptoms. ● Looks ahead to what is on the horizon for Alzheimer’s research. ● Offers helpful Alz-
heimer’s Association resources. For questions, or to join our Friends of the Library, email info@mauneylibrary. org or call the library at (704) 739-2371. RSVP @ tinyurl.com/KMTNUAD The Friends of the Mauney Memorial Library thank the community for its continued support. Mauney Memorial Library is located at 100 S. Piedmont Avenue, Kings Mountain, NC 28086. For the latest in library news and events, visit www.mauneylibrary. org.
Thirsty Thursdays Women’s Ministry event January 18
Teague named to Fall Dean’s List
Thirsty Thursdays Women’s Ministry will be kicking off the new year with our “Do you see what I see?” Women’s Gathering on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at Erwin Center located at 913 N. Pryor Street
CLARION, Pa. (January 10, 2020) - Courtney Teague of Kings Mountain, NC, was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2019 semester at Clarion University of Pennsylvania. To earn placement on the dean’s list, students must be enrolled in at least 12 credits and earn a 3.5 grade point average.
in Gastonia, NC at 10am. There will be dynamic teaching, fellowship, food, and fun. This event is FREE and open to all women. For more information, please contact Robin Bamberg at 704-460-4751.
Friends of Crowders Mountain, Inc. needs volunteers for trailwork and/or litter pickup on these Saturdays: February 8, March 21, April 18, and May 16. Meet at the Sparrow Springs Visitor Center, 522 Park Office Lane, Kings Mountain, NC at 8 a.m., finishing by noon. Tools, work gloves, safety glasses, insect repellant, drinks, and snacks will be provided on all trailwork days. Saturday, June 6, National Trails Day and Saturday, September 26, National Public Lands Day will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Boulders Access, 108 Vandyke Road, Kings Mountain, NC.
CC Partnership for Children meeting Jan. 16 The Cleveland County Partnership for Children will hold an NC Pre-K Committee meeting on Thursday, January 16, 2020, from 9:00am to 10:30am. The meeting will be held at Cleveland County Partnership for Children Board Room, 105 E. Ridge St., Kings Mountain, NC 28086. The Cleveland County Partnership for Children will hold a Board of Directors meeting on Thursday, January 23, 2020 from 11:30am1:30pm. The meeting will be held at Cleveland County Partnership for Children Board Room, 105 E. Ridge St., Kings Mountain, NC 28086.
After the NTD and NPLD trailwork events, lunch will be provided for volunteers, followed by a FOCM, Inc. meeting to which all are invited. Dress appropriately for outdoor work and bring any necessary medications. Trailwork days
are weather dependent. Remaining months’ trailwork events will be announced at a later date. Please see facebook.com/FriendsOfCrowdersMtn or www. friendsofcrowders.com If questions, contact the park office at 704-853-5375.
Free genealogy consultations at Library Get a free consultation with local genealogist, Mr. Greg Payseur. Payseur will be holding 30-minute, individualized meetings with anyone interested in exploring their family history, and ties to the Patriots in the Revolutionary War. For questions, or to join our Friends of the Library, email email@example.com or call the library at (704) 739-2371. The Friends of the Mauney Memorial Library thank the community for its continued support. Mauney Memorial Li-
PAYSEUR brary is located at 100 S. Piedmont Avenue, Kings Mountain, NC 28086. For the latest in library news and events, visit www.mauneylibrary.org.
January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness Month By Loretta Cozart President Barak Obama proclaimed January as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness Month in January 4, 2010, one decade ago. Slavery and Human Trafficking crimes can happen everywhere, in cities large and small. Within the last year, these crimes have occurred at least three times in Cleveland County, in Kings Mountain twice and in Grover once. The charges range from rape and sexual servitude of a child victim, transporting sex slaves in his van, and allegedly keeping a woman and her daughter in sexual servitude. According to humantraffickinghotline.org, “Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery. This crime occurs when a trafficker uses force, fraud or coercion to control another person for the purpose of engaging in commercial sex acts or soliciting labor or services against his/her will. Force, fraud, or coercion need not be present if the individual engaging in commercial sex is under 18 years of age.” Not all Human trafficking cases include sex. Many instances have been reported and prosecuted in industries including restaurants, cleaning services, construction, factories and more. North Carolina Dept. of Administration has seen an increase in Sexual Slavery and Human Trafficking, attributing this to “the major highways that run through our state, a large, transient military population surrounded by sexually oriented businesses, numerous rural agricultural areas with a high demand for cheap labor, and an increasing number of gangs.” The National Human Trafficking Hotline estimates between 20 million and 40 million people live in
this modern form of slavery. In the report, “Human Trafficking Within and Into the United States: A Review of the Literature.” accessed July 31, 2019, it is estimated that about 50,000 people are trafficked into the US each year, mostly from Mexico and the Philippines. According to the Polaris Project, a leader in the global fight to eradicate modern slavery, common signs in victims of Human Trafficking include: • Appearing malnourished • Showing signs of physical injuries and abuse • Avoiding eye contact, social interaction, and authority figures/law enforcement • Seeming to adhere to scripted or rehearsed responses in social interaction • Lacking official identification documents • Appearing destitute/ lacking personal possessions • Working excessively long hours • Living at place of employment • Checking into hotels/ motels with older males, and referring to those males as boyfriend or “daddy,” which is often street slang for pimp • Poor physical/dental health • Tattoos/ branding on the neck and/or lower back • Untreated sexually transmitted diseases • Small children serving in a family restaurant • Security measures that
appear to keep people inside an establishment - barbed wire inside of a fence, bars covering the insides of windows • Not allowing people to go into public alone, or speak for themselves Another way to protect yourself and your family is to monitor the NC State Bureau of Investigation’s Sex Offender Registry online. http://sexoffender.ncsbi.gov/ search.aspx Currently, 30 offenders are listed in Kings Mountain and 13 offenders are listed in Grover. Last week, a Grover man was arrested on seven counts of Sex Offender on Child Premises and one count of Sex Off Use Social Website. He was a registered Sex Offender who had been charged in another state. Be diligent when it comes to your safety and the safety of your family. Check the Sex Offender Registry regularly. If you notice odd changes in your child’s behavior, have a talk with them. If you are concerned for the well-being of someone that exhibits these signs, contact the Kings Mountain Police Department by calling 911. Or, call the National Human Trafficking Hotline to connect with services and support for human trafficking survivors, or to report a tip: call 1-888-373-7888, text 233733, or chat online.
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Atrium Health revises visitation policy due to flu Effective Jan. 7 at 7 am, Atrium Health Kings Mountain, along with Atrium Health Cleveland and nineteen other area hospitals, tightened restrictions as a result of the growing prevalence of flu cases in the region. Atrium Health asks individuals of all ages who are experiencing flu-like symptoms to help control the spread of the illness by not visiting patients in the hospital while ill with flu like symptoms. Symptoms of flu include: fever, headaches/body aches/ pain, cough or sore throat, stuffy or runny nose, chills, fatigue, nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea. If extraordinary circumstances require an individual with flu-like symptoms to visit a hospital patient, the visitor will be asked to wear a surgical mask to protect themselves and others. To reduce your risk
of getting the flu, Atrium Health recommends frequent hand washing with soap or use of an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, not touching eyes, nose or mouth with hands, covering your cough/sneeze, and getting a flu shot. According to the Centers for Disease Control, a total of 4,228 laboratory-confirmed influenza-associated hospitalizations were reported by FluSurv-NET sites between
October 1, 2019 and January 4, 2020. Most people with the flu have mild illness and do not need medical care. If you have flu-like symptoms, in most cases you should stay home and avoid contact with other people. Flu sufferers should rest, drink fluids and take ibuprofen or acetaminophen to reduce minor pain or fever. If you are concerned about the severity of your symptoms, contact your
ROTARY NEWS - Rotary District Governor presents a check to Tropzie McCluney for the 2020 Community Math Academy for children. Pictured (L-R): Math Academy Board member Richard Hooker, who is a member of the Shelby Rotary Club, Rotary District Governor Justin Merritt who is also the Assistant City Manager and Director of Finance for the city of Shelby, Tropzie McCluney, Executive Director of Community Math Academy, and Rotary President Ed Blackburn who wrote the grant. Photo by Shirley Brutko healthcare provider or start a video visit or eVisit. The emergency department should only be used for people who are very sick, such as those with difficulty breathing, chest pain, confusion, severe vomiting or signs of dehydration.
Local ScaleUp Founder Networking and Lightning Pitch Competition Jan. 21 Applications are now being accepted for the ScaleUp 2020 program. In advance of the application deadline, Mountain BizWorks, Uptown Shelby, and Isothermal Planning and Development Commission are hosting six Founder Networking events around the region. The local Founder Network event for our area will be held on January 21, from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm at City Council Chambers in City Hall. NOTE: the address is technically 300 S. Washington Street, Shelby,
but the entrance is on Graham St. Small business owners with strong growth potential are invited to come out, connect with other growth-oriented entrepreneurs, and learn about the 2020 ScaleUp program. All attending founders will have the opportunity to exercise your scale-up mindset by giving a 30 second pitch on your company and a potential growth opportunity. The best pitch as voted on by the audience will win a basket of ScaleUp
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Variety Show at Joy on Jan. 18 The Black Box Society presents a Variety Show at the Joy Performance Theater on Saturday, Jan. 18. The Box Office opens at 6:30 pm and the show starts at 7:30 pm. This s a family friendly show filled with local acts
including singers, comedians, skits and plays. Tickets are $15 per person, and $10 for students and seniors. Tickets are available online, at the door, or by calling the Joy Performance Theater at 704-730-9408.
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Pieces of Kings Mountain History Grace United Methodist Church held its last service on Dec. 29, ending more than LORETTA 200 years COZART as a place of worship for the citizens of Kings Mountain. I never attended Grace, but many of my friends did, and I knew this would be sad news for them. Reaching out on Facebook, I shared the story and asked for comments about the Church from those who attended. Attendance at the Church had dwindled for years, so I didn’t expect many replies. To my surprise, in came a flood of responses. Kim Roper Bolin wrote, “I was raised in Grace. I have wonderful memories of my grandmother taking me
to Church in her ‘55 Chevy. My foundation in Christ was built at Grace.” Mike Bumgarner shared, “I grew up at Grace. My family and several other aunts and uncles also were members. My father was a lay leader and Sunday School Superintendent there for several years in the ‘70s. Both my mom and Dad’s funeral were held there. I have many, many memories.” “I recall my father having me sing solo’s during worship service. I did the Lord’s Prayer and the Impossible Dream,” Bumgarner said. “All of that has led me to being at another United Methodist Church where I am the Sunday School Superintendent, sing in the choir, teach Sunday School and I am, my Church’s delegate to annual conference. My point being that little Church is the root of my life in my walk with
Jesus Christ. I am so very, very sad to see it closed.” Byron Fite shared “My grandparents used to live right beside the Church in the mid ‘50s, Fred & Verda Bowen. Harvey and Mae Morrow lived across the street from the Church, and we went there when I was about 3 to 4-years old.” Vickie McGee wrote, “I will be 72 and I was raised in the Grace Methodist Church on Church St. My first pastor that I really remember is Pastor Sides.” “My family members were there and we were part of the church that started Penley’s Chapel Methodist Church on the Cherryville Hwy,” she wrote. “I went back to Grace Church as a teenager in high school. I used to listen to the older girls talk about going to the Open Kitchen on their Saturday night dates… that
Looking back December 14, 1940 was the day the Bonnie and Clyde Death Car came to Kings Mountain as part of a promotion for Roland Brothers Motor Company and the National Anti-Crime Association. The Herald article says the vehicle “which Clyde Barrow, once Public Enemy No. 1, and his sweetheart, Bonnie Parker, met their death, which ended the ghastly, bloody career of two of the United States’ most notorious members of the gangster world, will be on display at the Roland Brothers Motor Company showroom in Kings Mountain Saturday, Dec. 14, from 1 pm until 9 pm.” The bandit car, as it was described, was brought to Kings Mountain by courtesy of Mr. J. B. Rowland and was ex-
was serious stuff to catch up on before we started Sunday School upstairs in our classroom.” “I was married in Grace Church in 1966,” McGee continued. “The ladies class gave me a Bridal Shower in the fellowship building at the rear if our Church. And, of course, everyone has a rehearsal and cake cutting the night before your wedding day. Thank you for letting me share my thoughts with everyone about what I remember about my Church. Grace United Methodist Church.” Pamela Thomasson-Vanderford wrote, “We, my grandparents Hayes, and other relatives went to that Church. My parents wedding was on Dec. 27, 1959.” Stacy Radford shared that her momma and daddy were also married at the Church. Valdere Smart Hughes
commented that she was sad to hear the news of the closing. “I remember going to bible school there once when I was little,” she said. Debbie Brackett Keenum wrote, “Sad to hear about the closing. I attended there as a child. Fifty-five years later, I still have the large blue bible presented to me when I joined the Church.” Many attended Grace United Methodist Church as members, but the Church was also a gathering place for Boy Scouts. Perry Nolan wrote, “I went a few times. I think I was about 15 when I went there for the Boy Scouts. Gibb Brazil was the Scoutmaster.” Steven A. Wells shared the he was “never a member there and didn’t attended services, but I did join the Boy Scouts in about ‘60-’61 with Wesley Kiser the Scoutmaster.”
Cindy Jolly Troublefield shared, “I was never a member. Since I was a member at Central United Methodist, our youth group often got together with theirs.” Mike Bumgarner remembered, “My family had a house that was just across the street, we lived there when my Dad went to Germany and, of course, Grace was our home. I remember all the ladies, to include mom, always had their hats on back in the ‘60s.” He went on to share his thoughts on the Church’s closing, “This is the trend now across the nation. I live in Tennessee and our Church is part of the Holston UMC Conference,” he said. “We have been closing six or so churches almost every year since I started attending the annual conference. It speaks See GRACE, Page 7A
hibited free to the public. The Death Car was on a nationwide tour, working in conjunction with the president in a nationwide drive to prevent crime. The exhibit included a lecture given by C. Wiley Stanley and Everette Fillingham, nationally known lecturers and long con-
nected with the National Anti-crime Association. A brief talk was also given at the car,” explaining what happened at the time the bandits were killed by the officers detailing something of their careers and answering countless questions that an audience is privileged to ask.” In the February 6, 1941
edition of the Herald, it was announced that Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Rowland and family have moved to the former Willis residence. Mr. Rowland was the owner and service manager of Rowland Brothers Motor Company, the new Dodge and Plymouth Dealer in town.
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he cared deeply for each student he brought into the Kenan Scholars program--students with what he would call a ‘rural heart.’” Previously, as head of the school’s admissions office, he recruited and selected hundreds of medical students whose talents and diversity now serve the state. Before that he taught and practiced psychiatry. He was a latecomer to psychiatry, having first practiced ob-gyn in Wilmington where he See ROBERT, Page 7A
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Twelve Americans Iran seemed to were killed in intentionally avoid those bombings. killing Americans in The FBI would their recent airstrike track 60 phone against our Amercalls placed on ican military base a satellite phone in Iraq. Reports by Osama bin indicate it was more about “saving face” Glenn Mollette Laden from the Guest Editorial small country of with their own peoAzerbaijan to his ple after the killing associates in the country’s of their General Qassem capital of Baku. Bin Laden Soleimani. would be placed on the Don’t be fooled. FBI’s Top Ten wanted list as Iran does not want to a result of these attacks on be friends and has proven our two African embassies. it over the years by their In 2000 the USS Cole support of terroristic was bombed in Yemen. groups. Look for them to Seventeen U.S. Navy try to utilize some terror sailors were killed and 39 group to blindside us with injured in the deadliest something very destrucattack against a United tive. They know they do States naval vessel since not want a war with the the USS Stark incident in United States and will try 1987. The organization to hide behind someone al-Qaeda and Osama bin else. Laden claimed responIn 1998 Fazul Absibility for the attack. dullah Mohammed and Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah Many names and multiple people were involved in were credited with being this attack. Bin Laden, like the masterminds behind Iran, used people to do his the embassy attacks in dirty work. Nairobi, Kenya; and Dar Sept. 11, 2001, the es Salaam, Tanzania, that killed over 200 people and deadliest terrorist attack in U.S. history, took place injured over 5,000 more.
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■ MEDITATION convinced myself to defeat the fear and jump. I told her to count to three. One, Two, Three!! I did it!! It was an awesome experience. I asked to do it again. It was actually fun!! She allowed me to repeat the actions and proclaim that each lesson would begin with me jumping into the deep. Liberation and confidence came over me.
Jump Into The Deep! Negative Or like a flash of Traumatic light. I crashed Experiences into the water. Create Suddenly, I Long-Lasting was gasping Fears: for air and As a young swallowing a child, excitement mouthful of consumed me nasty chloas I anticipated rine water. going swimming DANYALE PATTERSON My nose was with my cousins burning. My from out of town. As we ears were stopped up and approached the pool, my I was drowning. Thankeyes bucked at the long fully, the lifeguard reswater slide. Although I cued me. In that defining couldn’t swim, the fun I moment, I decided that I would have is all I could would never get into the think about. Finally, it deep water again. Shalwas my turn. I zoomed low end, “Yes”! Deep down the slippery slide end, “No”!
Opportunities Can Stretch Us: Years later I decided to get lessons. My swim instructor had been informed that I was afraid to be in the deep water. In my mind, she was going to start me off in the shallow until I developed the confidence to go into the deep water. To my surprise, she announced that the lesson would begin when I jumped into the deep water. I was in utter disbelief! She had to be kidding, I reasoned. After several adverse thoughts went through my head, I
Don’t Let A Terrible Incident, Discomfort, Or Fear Stop You! We Are Never Alone: As I reflected on my instructor asking me to jump, the Lord reminded me that he is always asking his children to take a leap of faith. Yet, faith is connected to obedience
to his word and Spirit-led instructions. Sometimes the path that God is asking us to travel seems impossible, scary, and just plain uncomfortable. However, he promises to be with us and to empower us! The following scriptures reassure us of God’s promise that we are never alone. • “ Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” – Joshua 1:9 • “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk
through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.” – Isaiah 43:2 • The LORD your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.” - Zephaniah 3:17 Will You Jump Into the Deep? Danyale Patterson is an Evangelist and member of Engage Church. Contact her at www.danyale. com to share a testimony, send a prayer request, or book her to speak.
Fellowship & Faith
Church Service Directory Emmanuel Independent Baptist Church 102 Canterbury Road 704-730-7855 Faith Ablaze Church 1128 S. York Road 704-739-8496 Faith Baptist Church 1009 Linwood Road Faith Holiness Church Hwy. 161/ Bessemer City Rd. 704-739-1997 Family Worship Center 1818 Shelby Road 704-739-7206 First Baptist Church 605 W. King Street 704-739-3651
Midview Baptist Church 703 Margrace Rd., Kings Mountain, NC KINGS MOUNTAIN 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
Dixon Presbyterian Church 602 Dixon School Road dixonpresbyterian.com
Carson Memorial Baptist Church 262 Sparrow Springs Road 704-739-2247
Connections Church 306 N. Piedmont Ave. 704-750-4972
East Gold Street Wesleyan Church 701 E. Gold Street 704-739-3215
Central United Methodist Church 113 S. Piedmont Avenue 704-739-2471
Cornerstone Church Of God 202 Margrace Road 704-689-4430
Arise Church 830 E. King St.
Cherokee St. Baptist Church 421 S. Cherokee Street 704-739-7697
Bethlehem Baptist Church 1017 Bethlehem Road 704-739-7487
Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church 618 Chestnut Ridge Road 704-739-4015
Boyce Memorial ARP Church Edgemont Drive 704-739-4917
Christian Freedom Southern Baptist Church 246 Range Road 704-739-4152
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Good Hope Presbyterian Church 105 N. Cansler Street 704-739-1062 Grace Fellowship 144 West Mountain Street 704-481-8888 Grace United Methodist Church 830 Church Street 704-739-6000 Harvest Baptist Church 144 Ware Road 704-734-0714 Kings Mountain Baptist Church 101 W. Mountain Street 704-739-2516 Life of Worship Ministries 405 S. Cherokee St. 704-777-2927
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704-739-7496 The Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything and make you remember all that I have told you. John 14:26
Acts 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.
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KM Post 155 will host the Division 5 oratorical contest O n Saturday, Feb. 29 American Legion Otis D. Green Post 155 hosts The American Legion Division 5 NC High School Oratorical Contest. The winner will go on and compete at the State Contest, which will be hosted at Sandhills College on March 7. As Division 5 winner, the student will receive $1,000 scholarship. If student wins the state contest, that student will receive $2,500 scholarship. KM previously hosted state oratorical contest in 2017. School winners compete in and advance past county, district and division contests to reach the department contest. Department winners travel to The American Legion’s national headquarters in Indianapolis,
Indiana where they can advance through three rounds of contests (quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals) to become the national champion. Each year The Department of North Carolina joins the 54 other departments and the over 10,000 local posts in The American Legion High School Oratorical Contest. The contest, open to US citizens or lawful residents under the age of 20 and currently enrolled in grade 9-12, is designed to provide the student with the opportunity to increase their knowledge of the US Constitution and with public speaking skills that can help them with advancement in their chosen profession. Complete rules can be obtained by clicking the links below, contacting NC Department Headquarters or by visiting the National Headquarters Oratorical web page.
North Carolina students begin their advance toward the national finals at their local high school. Each contestant gives an 8 to 10-minute prepared speech on what it means to be a citizen under the US Constitution. Each student must also speak from 3 to 5 minutes on an assigned topic drawn at the contest from a list of 4 predefined topics. This topic will be the same for all contestants in the contest once drawn. In addition to scholarship awards presented by local posts the Department of North Carolina provides scholarships for participants of the division and department contests. The national organization provides scholarships for those who compete in the three rounds in Indianapolis with the top 3 contestants receiving $18,000, $16,000 and $14,000.
Early Childhood Action Plan
Governor Cooper announces $56 million in federal funding In August of 2018, Gov. Roy Cooper signed an Executive Order instructing the NC Department of Health and Human Services to lead the development of an Early Childhood Action Plan. Nearly 1,500 people representing families, teachers, experts in early childhood and other leaders provided feedback in drafting the plan. On Friday, January 10, Governor Cooper announced that North Carolina has been awarded $56 million in federal funding to advance the plan’s goals. Over the next seven years the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services will use the funds to help NC make greater strides in young children’s well-being and early learning, as well as invest in helping teachers of young children get better support as professionals. “North Carolina children deserve the chance to grow, thrive, and succeed, starting in early childhood. Today, too many of our state’s children face difficult challenges, some beginning as early as infancy. Too many children still don’t have access to high-quality early childhood education,” wrote
Gov. Cooper. The new funding comes from two federal grants awarded to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS), including a $40.2 million Preschool Development Grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families and a $16 million grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The Preschool Development Grant invests in early childhood educators and other initiatives to improve early learning. Early childhood teachers work long hours preparing and interacting with our children, and this grant recognizes their time constraints and will help them build skills without having to leave the classroom. By providing job-embedded professional development and coaching, the grant removes barriers that make it difficult for teachers to pursue higher education. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services grant focuses on a smaller group with big challenges — Medicaid-insured children through Integrated
Care for Kids (InCK). InCK funds are invested to better coordinate healthcare with other critical early childhood staples like schooling, food and housing. Medicaid and its partners will design and implement ways to pay smarter for care and will help by offering incentives for positive health and well-being outcomes for children. In a statement, Governor Cooper said, “As I have traveled across our state and heard from our early childhood professionals, I’ve been moved by their drive and passion for their children. I’ve listened to their stories, with tears running down their faces, as they have told me the barriers, they face in the classroom every day. I have seen firsthand the important work that they are doing to support our children.” “It is on us to support our children and early childhood educators as we work toward having a healthier and better educated state where people have the opportunity to live a more abundant and purposeful life,” he said.
RECIPES BACON WRAPPED SMOKIES 1 pkg of Li’l Smokies, 1 lb bacon 1 1/4 cup brown sugar • Cut bacon in thirds, wrap around smokies, hold together with toothpick. Sprinkle with brown sugar. • Bake 350º 40-45 mins. BUFFALO CHICKEN WINGS 25 whole chicken wings (5 lbs.) Oil for frying 1 cup butter, cubed 1/4 cup Louisiana-style hot sauce 3/4 tsp. cayenne pepper 3/4 tsp. celery salt 1/2 tsp. onion powder 1/2 tsp. garlic powder Celery ribs and ranch salad dressing, optional Directions • Cut chicken wings into three sections; discard wing tip sections. In an electric skillet, heat 1 in. of oil to 375°. Fry wings in oil, a few at a time, for 3-4 minutes on each side or until chicken juices run clear. Drain on paper towels. • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt butter. Stir in the hot sauce and spices. Place chicken in a large bowl; add sauce and toss to coat. Remove to a serving plate with a slotted spoon. Serve with celery and ranch dressing if desired. SLOW-COOKER CHICKEN TACOS 1 16-oz. Jar Salsa 1 pkg. Taco Seasoning 2 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts 24 Crunchy Taco Shells 4 cups shredded lettuce 4 tomatoes, chopped 1 8-oz. shredded cheese • Mix salsa and taco seasoning in slow cooker until blended. Top with chicken; cover with lid. • Cook on LOW 6 to 8 hours (or HIGH 3 to 4 hours). Remove chicken from slow cooker, reserving sauce in slow cooker. Shred chicken with fork. Return to slow cooker; stir until chicken is evenly coated with sauce. • Bake taco shells as directed on package. Fill with chicken mixture; top with remaining ingredients. BUFFALO CHICKEN CHICKEN DIP 1½ cups shredded cooked chicken 1 8-oz. cream cheese,
Cowpens celebrates anniversary Jan. 17 Southern campaign played a significant role in Amerwican Revolution By Loretta Cozart Each year, the National Park Service commemorates various battles in the Eastern United States that led to our independence from Great Brittan. On Friday and Saturday, Jan. 17 and 18, Cowpens will be the next to commemorate its role in the American Revolution. Friday will be filled with wreath-laying by SAR and DAR, a cavalry demonstration, a Courageous Kate talk by author Sheila Ingle, a program on British Soldiers, American War, by Don Hagist, weapons firing demonstrations, guided battlefield walks, 18th century music, a mini concert by Sons of Liberty, a cannon demonstration for children of all ages,
lantern battlefield walks after dark (reservations required). On Saturday, they will have a Divine Service (18th century church service) and guided battlefield walks. In Kings Mountain, we remember the Battle of Kings Mountain on October 7. Cowpens is just 40-minute ride south on 1-85 and well worth the ride. Both Kings Mountain and Cowpens are sister parks included in the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution Parks Group, along with Ninety-Six National Historic Site and Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail. Like Kings Mountain, Cowpens claims to be the turning point of the American Revolution, as do many other Revolutionary War battlefields. One distinction makes Kings Mountain unique among them. On Nov. 10, 1822, Thomas Jefferson wrote a letter to Col. John Campbell, Esq. lauding Col. William Campbell’s
conduct during the Battle of Kings Mountain. This letter was written 41-years after the American Revolution had ended, giving Jefferson plenty of time to reflect upon the battle’s significance. He wrote, “I remember well the deep and grateful impression made on the minds of everyone by that memorable victory. It was the joyful annunciation of that turn of the tide of success which terminated the Revolutionary War, with the seal of our independence.” It is hard to argue with the third president of the United States and the man who penned the Declaration of Independence. Nonetheless, we should all support events commemorate the Southern Campaign, as many people do not know its significance in American history. Significant battles within a day’s drive include: • Savannah: On 29 Decem-
ber 1778, the British occupied the most important city in Georgia. • Charleston: From 2 April to 12 May 1780, British Army and Navy besieged Charleston forcing it to surrender. • Buford’s Defeat: On 29 May 1780, Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton’s British Legion killed 153 Virginia Continental soldiers about 9 miles east of present-day Lancaster, SC. • Ramsour’s Mill: On 20 June 1780, militiamen from the Charlotte region defeated Loyalist militiamen in present-day Lincolnton, NC. • Huck’s Defeat: On 12 July 1780, South Carolina militiamen from present-day York County defeated Major Christian Huck cavalrymen at present-day Brattonsville. • Hanging Rock: On 6 August 1780, Colonel Thomas Sumter with many Mecklenburg militia under Colonel See COWPENS, Page 8A
softened ½ cup red hot sauce, or to taste 1 (1-oz) pkg. Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Dips Mix ½ cup crumbled blue cheese or your favorite shredded cheese ½ cup sour cream Crackers, chips, pretzels, and/or vegetables for serving • Preheat oven to 350°F. • In a medium bowl, combine the first 6 ingredients until blended, then spoon into shallow 1-quart baking dish. • Bake 20 minutes or until mixture is heated through; stir. Serve warm with crackers, chips, pretzels and/or vegetables. Alternative crock pot method: Mix first 6 ingredients together in a medium bowl, transfer mixture to a crock pot, and cook on high for 1½ to 2 hours. Garnish with green onions, if desired, and serve warm with crackers, chips, pretzels, and/or vegetables. 7 LAYER BEAN DIP 1 (16 -oz) sour cream 1 (8-oz) cream cheese, softened 1 (1-oz.) package taco seasoning mix 1 lb. ground beef 1 tsp. ground cumin 1 tsp. dried oregano 1 tsp. garlic powder 1 tsp. salt Ground black pepper, to taste 1 (30-oz.) can refried beans 1 (16-oz.) jar salsa 1 (16-oz.) jar salsa con queso 2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend 1 plum tomato, chopped 1 (6-oz.) can sliced black olives, drained 3 green onions, chopped • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). • Mix sour cream, cream cheese, and taco seasoning mix together in a bowl. • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef with the cumin, oregano, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease. • Spread refried beans into the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish. Layer ground beef mixture over refried beans, lightly pressing beef into beans; top with sour cream mixture. • Stir salsa and salsa con queso together in a bowl;
pour over sour cream mixture layer. Spread Mexican cheese blend, tomato, olives, and green onions, respectively, over sour cream mixture layer. • Bake in the preheated oven until heated through and bubbling, about 30 minutes. BLONDE BROWNIES 1 cup sifted all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/8 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 1/3 cup butter, melted 1 cup packed brown sugar 1 egg, beaten 1 tablespoon vanilla 2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x9-inch baking pan. • Measure 1 cup sifted flour. Add baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Sift again. Add 1/2 cup chopped nuts. Mix well and set aside. • Stir the brown sugar into the melted butter and mix well. Cool slightly. • Mix the beaten egg and vanilla into the brown sugar mixture. Add flour mixture, a little at a time, mixing just until combined. • Spread the batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle 1/2 to 1 cup chocolate chips on top. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 20 to 25 minutes. SWEET AND SOUR MEATBALLS 1 (12-oz.) chile sauce 2 teaspoons lemon juice 9 ounces grape jelly 1 pound lean ground beef 1 egg, beaten 1 large onion, grated salt to taste • Whisk together the chili sauce, lemon juice and grape jelly. Pour into slow cooker and simmer over low heat until warm. • Combine ground beef, egg, onion and salt. Mix well and form into 1 inch balls. • Add to sauce and simmer for 1 1/2 hours.
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DEC. 29: Kylie Danielle Kidd, 19, Kings Mountain, larceny and possession stolen goods, misdemeanor, criminal summons. Jan. 1: Crissy Lee Burns, 37, Kings Mountain, resisting public officer, $2500 unsecured bond. JAN. 2: Damyon Samuel Wilder, 19, Kings Mountain, driving while license revoked, expired tag, $1,000 secured bond. JAN. 3: Harvey Franklin Camp, 61, Kings Mountain, DUI, misdemeanor, driving while license revoked, DUI, misdemeanor, $2000 secured bond. JAN. 4: Trenton Marshal Adams, 33, Bessemer City, intoxicated and disruptive, $1000 secured bond JAN. 4: Jessica Waters Harris, 31, Gastonia, simple assault, criminal summons out of Gaston County, JAN. 5: Kyle Michael Taylor, 30, Sumter, SC, DWI, no operator’s license, open container, $1000 secured bond. JAN. 5: Ahmere. K. Little, 18, Kings Mountain, assault on female, $2000 secured bond. JAN. 6: Kelsey Hall, 27, Kings Mountain, damage to property, $1000 bond. JAN. 6: Christopher Bradley Hannon, 39, Kings Mountain, breaking and entering, injury to real property, $1000 secured bond. JAN. 8: Rene Shell Reed, 43, Kings Mountain, breaking and entering, $500 secured bond. JAN. 8: Eric Von Bagwell, 38, Kings Mountain, breaking and entering, $500 secured bond. JAN. 8: Sharon A. Lay, 42, Kings Mountain, felony possession of methamphetamine, $2500 secured bond. INCIDENTS JAN. 2: A resident of Princeton Drive reported financial card fraud in the amount of $110. JAN. 5: A resident of Southridge Drive reported a break-in at property on West Gold St. JAN. 6: A resident of Somerset Drive reported attempted break-in of a vehicle. JAN. 6: A resident of Phenix Street reported larceny of a Kel.Tec 9mm firearm valued at $210. JAN. 7: Kings Mountain Housing Authority, 201 McGill Court, reported an individual used a fraudulent lease to gain access to an apartment. JAN. 7: A resident of Shelby reported felony breaking and entering, simple assault, and $1200 damage to a vehicle on Phillips Drive. JAN. 8: A resident of Grace Street reported a break-in and larceny of a four-month-old tan and white Pit Bull with studded collar valued at $1000. WRECKS DEC. 21: Officer C.
Cooke charged Shela Pearl Thomas, 27, Kings Mountain, driving while impaired and no operator’s license after the 1996 Cadillac she was driving struck a fire hydrant on N. Piedmont Avenue doing $1500 damage. Dec. 24: Officer HW Carpenter said Aaron Wilkinson, Shelby, operating a 2013 Hyundai, backed into a 2013 Nissan operated by Tamara Dawn Huffman, Kings Mountain. The accident happened in the parking lot of 908 S. Battleground Avenue. Property damage was estimated at $2,000. DEC. 24: Officer M. J. Howard charged Pedro Javier Toledo, Kings Mountain, with DWI. Toledo was attempting to park his 1999 VW at 612 Charles Street and struck a 2003 Toyota owned by Alfred Coleman Jr., 612 Charles Street, Apt. 79. Property damage was estimated at $4,000. DEC. 25: Officer C. Cooke said Kyle Allen Hensley, Kings Mountain, operating a 2017 Chevrolet, was traveling in the wrong lane o n Belvedere Circle and hit a 2003 Chevrolet owned by Morgan Augustus Stallings, Kings Mountain. Property damage was estimated at $2,000. DEC. 26: Officer C. Cooke charged Brandon Dean Lamar Pressley, Gastonia, with driving with revoked license after his 2005 Honda swerved to miss a dog on Sterling Drive and hit a 2001 Chevrolet operated by Michael Biddix, Kings Mountain. Property damage was estimated at $2000. DEC. 27: Officer M. J. Howard said Tyrone Marcus Cannady, Kings Mountain, operating a 2010 Dodge, failed to stop for police and after a short pursuit he jumped from his vehicle and the vehicle rolled off the left side of the road and hit a tree. Property damage was estimated at $1000. DEC. 30: Officer J. L. Dee said Victoria Jade Tyson-Bryant, Kings Mountain, operating a 2007 GMC, was backing from a parked position at 100 S. Piedmont Avenue and hit a parked 2006 Jeep operated by Ashley Humphries, Kings Mountain. Property damage was estimated at $2500. JAN. 1: Officer HW Carpenter said Bobby Michael Wells, Bessemer City, was backing his 1998 Chevrolet from 600 Northwoods Drive and hit an unoccupied 2012 Honda owned by Belinda Womick, Kings Mountain. Property damage was estimated at $1600. JAN. 1: Witnesses said an unidentified driver in a white four-door sedan struck the left handle bar/hand area of a bicycle operated by Mark Elliott Dyer, 46, of Kings Mountain. Officer J. Peeler said the hit and run accident happened on S. Battleground Avenue. Cleveland County
EMS responded to the scene JAN. 3: Officer J. L. Dee charged Harvey Franklin Camp, Kings Mountain, with DUI after an accident on Lackey Street. Dee said Lackey was driving a 2004 Buick and ran off the road and struck a guardrail. Property damage was estimated at $1000. JAN. 3: Officer J. L. Dee said Ethan Matthew Wease, Kings Mountain, was driving a 2007 Toyota on Sipes Street and Valerie Bomhoff, Kings Mountain, was driving a 2008 Honda on Sims Street. Wease failed to yield the right-of-way at the intersection and struck the Honda. Property damage was estimated at $10,000. JAN. 3: Officer J. L. Dee said Christian Michael Sanders, Kings Mountain, operating a 1971 Chevrolet, failed to reduce speed and struck a 2012 Kia operated by Teresa Tomassetti-Craig, Gastonia and causing it to hit a 2006 Ford operated by Tanner Ross, Kings Mountain traveling on NC 161 South.. The accident happened on NC 161 at Mauney Avenue. Property damage was estimated at $15,000. JAN. 3: Officer J. L. Dee said a 2006 Honda operated by Megan Self, Shelby, hydroplaned in rain on the US 74 Bypass and struck a 2014 BMW operated by Bailee Thomas, Kings Mountain. Property damage was estimated at $2500. JAN. 6: Officer Bryan McGinnis said Corbin Berryman, Kings Mountain, operating a 2011 Ford on Deal Street struck a 2016 Nissan operated by Stacy Urbina Smith, Charlotte, traveling in the center travel lane of King Street to make a left turn. Property damage was estimated at $4200. JAN. 6: Officer HW Carpenter said a hit and run driver struck a 1994 Honda owned by Takenya Young and parked at her residence doing $2500 damage. JAN. 6: Officer HW Carpenter said Tommy Cunha, Bessemer City, operating a 2004 Honda on Holiday Inn Drive failed to reduce speed and hit electric traffic control arm. Property damage was estimated at $3000. JAN. 8: Officer J. L. Dee said Charles Ernest Colvin, Cherryville, operating a 1997 Chevrolet, was turning left on Cansler Street. He failed to yield the right-ofway causing a collision with a1997 Chevrolet operated by James Hackney of Bostic traveling West on US 74 Business. Property damage was estimated at $11,500. JAN. 8: Officer J. L. Dee said a hit and run driver backed into a parked car owned by Kimberly Thompson at 1314 Shelby Road. Property damage was estimated at $1500.
singing will be allotted 90 seconds. Please do not to use dialects. Standard American diction should be used for all audition material. Stay away from explicit or socially offensive material. Costumes and props are unnecessary; just bring yourself and your talent. Following your audition or video submission, you may be asked to participate in an interview whether it is in person, on phone or via Skype. Three youth volunteer performers between the ages of 10 and 16 are also being cast. Two young men and one young lady for the roles of Caleb Martin, Franklin McQueen and Sally Martin. In addition to a prepared monologue (see above audition info) youth performers will work with an acting coach on location with scenes from our show. No parents or guardians will be allowed in the room during the audition.
Register today by emailing Sigmon Theatrical’s office with the following information: - Full name - Age & Height - City & State - Resume - Headshot - Audition Location & Date (Locals, Online Submission, Etc.) - ONLINE SUBMISSIONS: Attach video file or include video link to your audition. EMAIL TO: matthew@ sigmontheatrical.com Registration is required for local auditions and the deadline is Thursday, January 24th. Walk-ins that arrive on audition dates will be placed on a “Waiting List” and will be seen as openings occur. It’s time to Join the Revolution! Learn more about Liberty Mountain by visiting: www.LibertyMountainDrama.com.
week. Except for special events, all performances are on weekends. Housing is provided for out-of-town cast members, if needed. There will be an intensive two-week rehearsal period with up to four performances in one weekend. Applicants must submit a recent headshot or snapshot and their résumés. No previous professional experience necessary. Performers must audition and interview in person or submit a video. All performers are required to present a dramatic monologue from a play or movie, not to exceed 60 seconds. Actors interested in singing in the show may also present 16 bars of a musical theatre song, acapella. No accompaniment will be provided. Performers acting AND
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in Iraq and elsewhere throughout the region. The Quds, which he led, were designated a foreign terrorist organization by the U.S., and were considered the most powerful intelligence operative in the Middle East, for many years. While none of us want killing, President Trump did the right thing. If bin Laden could have been taken out before the African bombings or before Sept. 11, 2001 thousands of lives could have been saved. Soleimani was on the move to see who, how, and what, he could organize to strike again at Iran’s enemies.
a lot about the direction of our society.” “I recall when practically every seat was filled at Grace. My aunt, Myra Hagan, was a lifelong member who just helped clean out the Church. She was the delegate for the Church to its annual conference. She tells me they had dropped to roughly 12 members. I am truly heartbroken that it no longer exists.” Grace United Methodist Church had a tremendous impact on those who worshiped there. Couples raised
their families and held Christenings, baptisms, weddings, and funerals there. Members supported each other in their walk of faith. While Grace United Methodist Church is no more, it is evident from the comments shared here that it was a special place. That sentiment brings to mind the hymn by Lanny Wolfe: Surely the presence of the Lord is in this place. I can feel His mighty power and His Grace. I can hear the brush of angel’s wings, I see glory on each face. Surely the presence of the Lord is in this place.
have been rushing back was when he and I and another friend were gathered around a table two days after the death of Bashford’s mother more than 20 years ago. All three of us were mama’s boys. We were talking about a rule that sorts out men who are likely to be worth a longterm commitment, distinguishing them from those who might be riskier. The Rule, formulated by Bashford’s wife, Cynthia, was “If he loves his mother and his work, he is a pretty good risk.” The Rule, we assured each other, had been adopted at the highest levels of one of our big banks and at the top of one of the largest financial firms on Wall Street. We knew some of those higher-ups. They were using The Rule to sort out those who are destined to be happily successful in business. They understood, we told each other, that people
who take care of their mothers and like their jobs are going to be good business leaders. Later, I asked Cynthia how she came to propound The Rule. “It was not meant as a rule. I had decided somewhere along the way that--if I were going to be involved with someone over a long period of time--that one who loved his mother or who had loved his mother would himself be the happiest of men. Such a person would, I thought, because of the background and depth of that relationship, more likely have an appreciation of the really good things about life.” Robert Bashford lived that kind of life, and he made the lives of so many others so much better as a result. His life was a demonstration of the wisdom of The Rule. And his mama would be mighty proud.
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delivered more than a thousand babies. Having grown up in Raleigh and graduated from N.C. State, he would have wanted me to record that he was the biggest State fan in Chapel Hill. Outside his professional life, he looked for opportunities to help those of us who faced challenges, always diligent to let us know that he cared, would listen, and would find ways to help. Weeks before his death, he fell at home and suffered a head injury that required emergency brain surgery. Recovery and rehabilitation were progressing, painfully and slowly. So it was a happy moment when he told me he was going back to work on Monday. A day later he died. One of the many memories of him that
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CC Juvenile Prevention Council announces $340,046 available The Cleveland County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council announces the availability of $340,064 in intervention and prevention funds for services to youths most at risk of court involvement. JCPC funds require a local cash or in-kind match of 20%. Based on the JCPC planning process conducted to date, the continuum of program services and structures needed in this county have been identified to be the following: Parent/Family Skill Building Home Based Family Counseling Assessment Services for:
Clinical/Psychological/Substance Abuse Substance Abuse Counseling/Treatment Sex Offender Specific Assessments and Treatment Mentoring Interpersonal skill Building Community Service/ Restitution/Teen Court Medication/Conflict Resolution Vocational Skill Building Any organization interested in applying is required to attend a mandatory orientation meeting on Friday, January 24 at 9:30 am in room 389 at the Cleveland County Health Department.
Local public agencies, 501(c)3 non-profit corporations and local housing authorities wishing to submit applications for programs to provide any of these intervention services will need to access application forms and other necessary information from the NC ALLIES website with instructions at http://www. ncdps.gov/Juvenile-Justice/ Community-Programs/ Juvenile-Crime-Prevention-Councils/Program-Agreement-Information or by calling Regina Arrowood at the Area Office of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention at 828-296-4743. Private
non-profits are also required to submit No Over Due Tax forms, Conflict of Interest Statements, and proof of 501(c)(3)status. Program Applications are to be submitted electronically by February 13 at 1:00 p.m. and a copy of the application should be sent to Margie Christopher at email@example.com. Please attach a copy of the most recent agency audit. Interviews with the program committee will be scheduled for February 18 for all applicants. For more information please call Margie Christopher at 980-214-7125.
‘Return to Me’ theme of Celebration Week Services at Gardner-Webb Jan. 21-23 Guest Speaker Darrick Smith Seeks to Help Students Become Disciple-Makers BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.—“Return to Me” is the theme for Celebration Week, Jan. 21-23, at Gardner-Webb University. Hosted by GWU’s Campus Ministries, Celebration Week is a time for the campus community to come together to worship and glorify the Lord. The services, which are open to the public, begin Jan. 21 with the Dimensions program at 9:25 a.m. in Tucker Student Center. Speaker Darrick Smith, senior consultant for Collegiate Partnerships with N.C. Baptists, will include a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as part of the University’s observance of the federal holiday. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the national day of service that celebrates the Civil Rights leader’s life and legacy. “As I reflect on my collegiate experience and how God radically changed my life during my sophomore year at North Carolina Cen-
tral University (NCCU),” Smith stated. “I can’t help but to praise God and thank him for men like Martin Luther King Jr. You see, NCCU is a Historically Black College and University that was founded to train young African American men and women for mission work during a time when African Americans were enslaved and stripped of their rights to learn how to read and write. Men like Martin Luther King Jr. fought continuously for the equality and dignity of African Americans like myself. In my eyes, he’s a hero, and I wouldn’t be where I am today had it not been for the grace of God through Martin Luther King Jr.” Smith will also speak Thursday at 9:25 a.m. and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. in Tucker Student Center. His theme focuses on Jeremiah 2:13, which says, “They have forsaken me, the spring of living water, and have dug their own cisterns, broken cisterns that cannot hold water.” “Jeremiah was a young prophet called by God to a very difficult task—call out the evil, injustice, and wick-
edness among God’s people and he called them to return to God in repentance,” Smith elaborated. “I think college students need to see that they are called by God and more than capable of being used by God at a young age to advance his kingdom. This will require boldness and trust in the Lord. I think college students need to be reminded of areas in their lives in which they have forsaken the Living God through idolatry and need to return or turn to God.” Smith grew up on a small farm in Godwin, N.C., where he met Jesus at the age of 16. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in public health from NCCU. He also received a master’s degree in special education, and taught elementary school for six years before going into full-
time ministry. He has worked on staff at The Summit Church as a college minister, and as an associate pastor of Catalyst Church in Newport News, Va. He has also led several short-term mission trips across the world. He has a strong passion to see college students reached with the gospel to become lifelong disciple-makers. He is currently finishing up a master’s degree in Christian studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C. Auxiliary aids will be made available to persons with disabilities upon request 48 hours prior to the event. Please call 704-4062155 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your request.
Bible exhibit open at First UMC Belmont. Photo provided
Bible exhibit First UMC Belmont, 807 South Point Rd., is pleased to host an exhibit of seventeen framed prints from the St. John’s Bible, the first illuminated, handwritten Bible to be commissioned in 500 years. A masterpiece of art and theology, it was created using traditional materials such as vellum, ancient inks, gold and silver leaf, and was written with quill pens. The exhibit will encompass reproduced pages from the St. John’s Bible beginning with the book of Genesis through the
words of the Apostle Paul. The exhibit will run until Feb.16 and kicks off the congregation's year-long chronological journey through scripture, Year Through the Bible. More information about the Saint John’s Bible can be found at www.saintjohnsbible.org The exhibit is free and open to the public on the following days: Sundays from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Wednesdays from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday by appointment (704-825-2176) Groups are welcome.
Gaston County’s first confirmed rabies case of 2020 On Friday January 2, at 4:16 pm Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement received a call from 300 block of Armstrong Park Road Gastonia, NC 28056. The call was in reference to a possible rabid animal. A family dog killed a raccoon. Animal Care and Enforcement Specialists investigated the incident. The deceased raccoon was sent to the NC Laboratory of Public Health in Raleigh. On Tuesday January 7, 2020 the raccoon specimen tested positive for rabies. The Adult Female Chow Chow on Armstrong Park Road Gastonia, NC was up to date on her required rabies vaccinations and received a rabies booster shot within 96 hours of the exposure. Animal Care and Enforce-
ment completed a neighborhood canvass in the area of Armstrong Park Road to notify the community of the positive rabies results and verify rabies vaccinations for family animals in the area. Gaston County Animal Care and Enforcement also notified Gaston County Department Health and Human Services for their regular follow up investigation. The Gaston County Police Department Animal Care and Enforcement unit stresses the importance of having a valid rabies vaccination for all your pet’s health and safety as well as the health and safety of animal owners and community. This represents the first confirmed rabies case in Gaston County this year.
York County Animal Shelter Volunteer Orientation Jan. 25 The York Animal Shelter will hold a volunteer orientation on Sat., Jan. 25 from 9-11 a.m. The dogs and cats at the York County Animal Shelter need your help! Volunteers may choose to assist in a variety of ways to improve the animal's quality of life and help to find good, permanent homes. Volunteers also assist with exercising, socializing, providing adoptive information, publicity, marketing, public education. local volunteer transporting and various other duties that
will assist the animals and shelter staff. Your mileage may be tax deductible, as we are a 501(c)3 organization. Volunteers must be 18 years of age. Orientation and training is provided. For more information, call or visit the shelter: York County Animal Shelter is located at 713 Justice Blvd., York, SC 29745 or call (803) 818-6485 You can also download an application from our website Volunteer at the Shelter | York, SC/305/Volunteer-at-the-Shelter
British soldiers. • Guilford Courthouse: On 15 March 1781, Major General Nathanael Greene’s American army greatly weakened Lord Cornwallis ‘s army in a battle Cornwallis had to win. Yorktown fell in October 1781, just one year and twelve days after the Battle of Kings Mountain. South Carolina alone had more than 200 battles in its colony during the American Revolution. North Carolina had plenty of significant battles, also. According to the National Park Service, “Daring militia leaders played a crucial role in the War for Independence, but they were part of a much larger and oft-neglected drama-a bloody civil war often pitting neighbor against neighbor -evident in the South, especially in the Carolina backcountry.”
From Page 6A Robert Irwin defeated a major British outpost south of present-day Heath Springs in Lancaster County. • Camden (aka Gates’ Defeat): on 16 August 1780, Lord Cornwallis defeated a large American Army. • Charlotte: On 26 September 1780, Lord Cornwallis’s army was briefly encountered by Colonel William R. Davie’s mounted soldiers at the courthouse. • Kings Mountain: On 7 October 1780, Overmountain Men and many North Carolinians and South Carolinians defeated a force of about 1100 Loyalists. • Cowpens: On 17 January 1781, Brigadier General Daniel Morgan defeated British Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton and capture about 700
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KM drops two at Ashbrook
KM track fourth at Polk County Kings Mountain High’s track teams finished fourth in last week’s Reindeer Games indoor meet at Polk County High School. Kings Mountain came away with three winning events. For the women, Macie Sims won the high jump with a jump of 4’8”. For the men, the 4x100 throwers relay consisting of Payton Waldt, Triston Hannon, Michael Blanton and Justin Mathis won with a time of 54.64 seconds. The 4x200 relay team won with a time of 1:36.86. Team members were Jaden Fields, Jeramie Thurman, DJ Black and Quintin Davidson. Other women placing in the top ten included: -Zahra Roberts fourth and Brittnee Reynolds sixth in the 55 meter dash; -Brooke Clark ninth in the 500 meter run; -Marlee Arnold fourth in the 1000 meter and sixth in the 1600 meter runs; -Brooke Clark fourth and Abigail Parsons fifth in the 55 meter hurdles; -Bailey Ledford third in the pole vault; -Aaliyah Akers fifth in the long jump. Other men in the top ten were: -Jaden Fields, tied for third, Jeremy Thurman fifth and Dwayne Black sixth in the 55 meter dash; -Jaden Fields fifth in the 300 meter run; -Krisofer Smith and Jalen Roberts tied for ninth in the 55 meter hurdles; -Nicholas Harrison, fourth in the pole vault; -Jaden Fields second and Jalen Roberts sixth in the long jump, and -Payton Waldt second in the shot.
Andrea Melton drives the lane for Lady Mountaineers. Photos by Gary Smart
Kings Mountain High’s varsity basketball teams took a double loss Tuesday night in Gastonia, losing to two very strong Ashbrook teams. The girls fell behind 11-0 to start the game and ended up suffering their first loss in the Big South Conference, 60-18. The Mountaineers fared a little better but couldn’t overcome a 21-point Green Wave second quarter and dropped their second conference game in four outings, 60-53. Both Ashbrook teams remained undefeated in the BSC. Ashbrook sophomore Zoey Ward personally outscored the entire KM girls team with 22 points, and freshman Madison Cole added 16. Sophomore All-Conference standout Saniya Wilson was KM’s only weapon, finishing with 15 of the team’s 18 points. She also grabbed four rebounds. Khalia King had two points and two rebounds, Kennedy Barnes one point and four rebounds, and CoRey Simpson five rebounds. The Mountaineers jumped out front 15-9 after the first period only to see Ashbrook outscore them 21-10 in the second quarter to go into the half with a 30-25 lead. KM was still within striking distance at 42-34 going into the fourth quarter but couldn’t overcome the Wave. The Mountaineers played much of the game without their starting point guard, Kobe Paysour, who got into early foul trouble and managed only three points; and leading scorer Isaiah Tate was held to just nine. Weston Hughes was Kings Mountain’s only double-digit scorer with 17 points. Ashbrook was led by Shemar Adams with 22 points and James Dotson with 17. Jordan Watkins dished out eight assists and Brandon Rainey pulled down 13 rebounds. The night wasn’t a total loss, though, as the KM girls junior varsity team posted its third straight win, 25-18. Brooke Ferree led the Lady Mountaineers with 10 points Marlee Arnold scored eight, Jacie Jarvis five and Natalie Anthony two.
Saniya Wilson sets up a play for the Lady Mountaineers.
Kobe Paysour goes in for two of his game-high 36 points in Friday’s loss to Shelby at Parker Gym.
Shelby ladies overwhelm KM, Lions come back in second half Kings Mountain High’s varsity basketball teams were swept for the second straight game Friday night at Donald L. Parker Gymnasium. After losing a twinbill at Ashbrook on Tuesday, the KM teams hosted arch rival Shelby in non-conference action. The Shelby girls rolled to an 84-33 win in the opener and the Golden Lions came from behind in the second half to conquer the Mountaineers, 80-72. The Lady Lions had a
tough time penetrating the KM defense early but actually wrapped up the game by the end of the first period. Shelby placed four players in double figures, which more than offset another strong offensive showing by KM sophomore Saniya Wilson, who was the game’s top scorer with 22 points. She was KM’s only double-digit scorer while Ansonya Thompson, Kate and Ally Hollifield and Maraja Pass combined for 63 points for the Lady
Lions. The Mountaineers had the upper hand for most of the first half, leading 26-20 after the first period and 45-44 at the half. That was due largely to the excellent play of junior point guard Kobe Paysour who scored 25 of his game-high 36 points during the first 16 minutes. Shelby regrouped at halftime, holding the Mountaineers to just seven points in the third quarter to take a 56-52 lead into the final eight min-
utes. Kings Mountain was forced into a fouling situation but couldn’t overcome the Lions, who were deadly at the line. Deshaun Christopher led Shelby with 23 points and Isaiah Bess and Jahari Mitchell added 13 each. Kings Mountain resumes Big South Conference play Friday at home against the Forestview Jaguars. The Mountaineers go to East Lincoln Saturday for a non-conference game and travel to Crest Tuesday for a BSC contest.
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Patriots beat Crest 46-30 for first win Kings Mountain Middle’s boys basketball team secured its first win of the season Thursday by beating Crest 46-30. Curtis Simpson and Qua Sanders got the Patriots on the board first to help take a 5-4 lead into the second quarter. Sanders kept the Pats close as he scored five of the team’s second quarter points as KM went into halftime with a 12-11 lead. The third quarter saw KM get its offense going
as Micah Ward and Curtis Simpson combined for 10 points to help the Patriots take a 23-20 lead. Kings Mountain picked up the defensive intensity in the fourth quarter and went on a 21-4 run to take a 44-24 lead and wrap up the victory. Leading the way were Ward with 16 points, including four threes and four rebounds. Curtis Simpson had 13 points, 19 rebounds and five blocks. Qua Sand-
ers had nine points, including 4-for-4 from the field, five rebounds and three steals. Bryson Brown had four points, five rebounds and three steals, Zavian Smith two points, Caleb Nixon two points, Nic Cole three rebounds and an assist, and Kee’donn Linney and Josiah Guyton two rebounds apiece. KM carried a 1-1 record into a home game yesterday against North Lincoln.
Allyssia Pettus (23) leads fast break for KM Middle in last week’s game with Crest at the KMMS gym. Photos by Gary Smart
Kings Mountain Middle’s cheerleaders keep the crowd in the game in the Patriots’ season opener with Crest.
KM’s Mashalyn Surratt brings the ball down court in season opener with Crest.
Arielle Ritch shoots for the Lady Patriots in last week’s season opener against Crest.
KM’s Kaydence Smith looks to pass in last week’s game with Crest at the KMMS gym.
Shelby sweeps Patriots Kings Mountain Middle opened its basketball season last week with a non-division battle with Shelby. Shelby swept the twinbill, 33-14 in the girls game and 50-35 in the boys game. Shelby jumped out to a quick lead in both contests and was never headed. In the girls contest, KM fell behind 8-1 after the first period, and were held scoreless in the second period as Shelby took an 18-1 lead. Shelby led 29-10 going into the fourth quarter. Arielle Ritch led the Lady Patriots with nine points. Kamari Odems and Kaydence Smith scored two each, and Mashayln Surrant one.
Playing well on defense were Akierona Richardson and Odems. Shelby jumped to a 4-0 lead in the boys game before Nic Cole fed Michael Ward in the corner to cut the margin to 4-3. Bradley Floyd cut the lead to 13-7 before Shelby scored five straight to go up 18-7 at the end of the first quarter. The second quarter saw a defensive stalemate by both teams and Shelby led 25-12 at intermission. KM picked up its defensive intensity in the third quarter and created some fast break turnovers. Leading the way were Micah Ward and Zavian Smith who combined for three 3’s to cut the lead to 12 heading
into the fourth period. KM had a couple of chances to cut the lead to single digits, but was unable to break out of its cold shooting. KM was led by Ward with eight points and Smith with six points and three assists. Cole had four points, two rebounds and two assists, and Floyd had four points. Curtis Simpson had three points, five boards and two blocks, Jayden Byers three points, two rebounds and a block, Bryson Brown two points, Josiah Guyton two points and a steal, Qua Sanders one point, three rebounds and three steals, and Jack Toney and Caleb Nixon one point each.
Qua Sanders goes in for two against Crest Middle.
KM’s Zavian Smith goes inside against the Crest defense.
Micah Ward drives the lane for Kings Mountain’s Patriots in last week’s game with Crest. Photos by Gary Smart
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Tennis tryouts at KMHS Tryouts for the Kings Mountain High men’s tennis team will begin February 12 at 4 p.m. at the new KMHS tennis complex. Each student athlete must take tennis gear and have an updated physical
on file, or take the physical form to practice. No one can participate in practice without a current physical. For more information contact Coach Rick Henderson via email or text.
Tennis leagues, lessons planned The new tennis courts at Kings Mountain High School will soon be open for play. KMHS tennis coach Rick Henderson is looking for tennis enthusiasts of all ages for tennis leagues that will be starting in the near future, as well as private tennis lessons for anyone. “We hope to draw a number of folks that haven’t played in a number of years,” he said. “Hopefully we will draw dozens of folks that are new to the game of tennis.” Henderson said he is looking to Saturday, April 4 or Saturday, April 11 to begin group and private lessons. “We will utilize Saturday mornings over the spring, summer and fall for
the group and private lessons,” he said. “I will have some experienced high school players to assist me. As for the leagues that will depend on how many show an interest. “I am excited about our new tennis complex and know there are hundreds of other folks in the community that are excited as well,” he added. “Over the last few years there have been numerous folks asking me when the courts are going to be replaced. Well, the dream of having new tennis courts in our community is now a reality.” Henderson urges anyone interested in participating in a tennis league, group lessons or private lessons to contact him via email or text message.
SPORTS THIS WEEK Thurs., Jan. 16 4 p.m. – High school swimming, Ashbrook, Crest and North Gaston at Kings Mountain. 4:15 p.m. – Middle school basketball, Kings Mountain at Burns. Fri., Jan. 17 5:30 – High school wrestling, Kings Mountain at Forestview. 6 p.m. – High school basketball, Forestview at Kings Mountain. Sat., Jan. 18 9 a.m. – High school wrestling, Kings Mountain hosting Mountaineer
Duals. 3 p.m. – High school basketball, Kings Mountain at Bandys. Tues., Jan. 21 5:30 p.m. – High school wrestling, Kings Mountain vs. North Lincoln and Bandys at North Lincoln. 6 p.m. – High school basketball, Kings Mountain at Crest. Wed., Jan. 22 6 p.m. – High school basketball, Kings Mountain at Burns.
Kings Mountain High senior basketball player Essence Houser, front row center, signs to further her education and basketball career at Johnson & Wales University. She is pictured on front row with Jessica Houser and Corey Houser. Back row, Matt Bridges, Darrel Wilson, Nick Inman, Haley Blanton and Julie Rikard. Photo by Gary Smart
KM ELITE FCYBL Week #1 Summaries
Saturday, January 4th Games 6U Division Elite Timberwolves 33 Elite Blue Devils 19 – Elite Timberwolves: Zander Smith 14, Antwan Davenport 10, Jasir Garner 4, Liam Pierce 4, Veej London 1. Elite Blue Devils: Jaiveon Gash 14, O’Brian Kendrick 3, Braydon Hughes 2, O’Brian Smith 1. Elite Royalty 30 D2 Blue Eagles 12 – Elite Royalty: Michael Rice 12, Elijah Hart 8, Seth Tate 8, Karter Alexander 2. D2 Blue Eagles: Brantlee 7, Jase 3, Jeremiah 2. 8U Division Elite Rockets 14 D2 Blue Eagles 5 – Elite Rockets: Jamarius Hill 10, Harper Hollifield 2, Jaden Byrd 2. D2 Blue Eagles: Chandon 5. 10U Division Elite Runnin Nets 17 D2 Blue Eagles 6 – Elite Runnin Nets: Silas Tate 9, Cam Houser 4, Mason Powers 2, Cheyanne Cannedy 2. D2 Blue Eagles – Jayce 5, Trip 1. Elite Clippers 14 Elite Purge 13 – Elite Clippers: Xavier Hutchens 7, Braylon Brown 3, Wesley Barnes 2, Jaden Byrd 2. Elite Purge: Amir Parker 5, Malachi Powell 4, Dereon Kee 2, Jadarian Bull 2. 12U Division Elite Lockdown 32 Hoyas Nation Elite 25 – Elite Lockdown: Cameron Adams 13,
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FCYBL Week #2 Summaries Saturday, January 11th Games 6U Division Elite Lakers 26 D2 Blue Eagles 16 – Elite Lakers: Javieon Gash 13, Ghailyn Smith 7, E. Smith 4, Brayden Hughes 2. D2 Blue Eagles: Jose 4, Brantley 4, Tyler 3, Jeremiah 3, Tanner 2. 8U Division Team Lebron Elite 22 D2 Blue Eagles 13 – Team Lebron Elite: Malik Jordan 11, Amir Parker 7, Cheyanne Cannedy 2, A’jay Fagin 2. D2 Blue Eagles: Hayden 5, Chanden 4, Isaiah 4. Elite Rockets 9 Elite Warriors 2 – Elite Rockets: Harper Hollifield 4, Jamarius Hill 3, Jaden Byrd 2. Elite Warriors: Cyrus Smith 2. 10U Division D2 Blue Eagles 33 Elite Lakers 28 – D2 Blue Eagles: Player #11 18, Jackson Hill 11, Hunter Brown 2, Basil 2. Elite Lakers: K.J. Bell 13,
Keenan Fowler 9, C.J. Adams 5. Elite Royalty 30 Elite Purge 8 – Elite Royalty: Silas Tate 12, Jamarius Hill 8, Cam Houser 6, Mason Powers 2, Zaire Fowlkers 2. Elite Purge: Malachi Powell 4, Amira Melton 4. 12U Division Hoyas Nation Elite 48 Elite Ballers 38 – Hoyas Nation Elite: K.J. Bell 14, Josiah Guyton 13, L.J. Roberts 10, Silas Tate 7, Trendon England 2, Braylon Brown 2. Elite Ballers: Brayden Pearson 11, Malachi Powell 11, Davis Beam 7, Isaiah Lipscomb 6, Kaleigh Gullatte 3. Elite Lockdown 22 D2 Blue Eagles 7 – Elite Lockdown: Cameron Adams 7, Peyton Lowery 5, Elijah Reynolds 4, Xavier Hutchens 3, Keja Baker 3. D2 Blue Eagles: Marqvvell 3, Collin 3, Mantie 1.
Beaver wins golf Tony Beaver shot a 66 to win Thursday’s Cleveland County Senior Men’s Golf Association match Thursday at Deer Brook; Jerry Carroll took low net with a 63 (80-17). Charles
Wall was closest to the pin on 14 and Jerry Carroll sank the longest putt on nine. Tuesday’s match at Woodbridge was rained out.
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Does Medicare Cover Counseling Services? Dear Savvy Senior, Does Medicare cover outpatient counseling services for its beneﬁciaries? Since the death of my sister last year, I’ve struggled with depression and anxiety and would like to get some help. Sad Senior
Dear Sad, I’m sorry for your loss. Yes, Medicare covers both outpatient and inpatient mental health services to help beneﬁciaries with depression, anxiety and many other needs. Here’s what you should know. Outpatient Coverage If you have original Medicare, your Part B coverage will pay 80 percent (after you’ve met your $198 Part B deductible) for a variety of counseling and mental health care services that are provided outside a hospital, like individual or group therapy, family counseling and more. They also cover services for treatment of beneﬁciaries who struggle with alcohol and drug abuse. You, or your supplemental insurance
is responsible for the remaining 20 percent coinsurance.
Medicare also gives you the option of getting treatment through a variety of mental health professionals such as psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers and clinical nurse specialists. To get this coverage, you’ll need to choose a “participating provider” that accepts Medicare assignment, which means they accept Medicare’s approved amount as full payment for a service. If you choose a “nonparticipating provider” who accepts Medicare but does not agree to Medicare’s payment rate, you may have to pay more. And if you choose an “opt-out provider” that does not accept Medicare payments at all, you will be responsible for the entire cost. To locate a mental health care professional in your area that accepts Medicare assignment, use Medicare’s online Physician Compare tool. Go to Medicare.gov/PhysicianCompare
and type in your ZIP code, or city and state, then type in the type of profession you want to locate, like “psychiatry” or “clinical psychologist” in the search box. You can also get this information by calling Medicare at 800633-4227. Inpatient Coverage If you need mental health services in either a general or psychiatric hospital, original Medicare Part A covers this too (after you’ve met your $1,408 Part A deductible). Your doctor should determine which hospital setting you need. If you receive care in a psychiatric hospital, Medicare covers up to 190 days of inpatient care for your lifetime. And if you use your lifetime days but need additional care, Medicare may cover additional inpatient care at a general hospital. Additional Coverage In addition to the outpatient and inpatient mental health services, Medicare also covers yearly depression screenings that must be done in a primary care doctor’s ofﬁce or clinic. Annual depression screenings are covered 100 percent.
And if you have a Medicare prescription drug plan, most medications used to treat mental health conditions are covered too. Medicare Advantage If you happen to get your Medicare beneﬁts through a private Medicare Advantage plan, they must provide the same coverage as original Medicare does, but they may impose different rules and will likely require you to see an in-network provider. You’ll need to contact your plan directly for details. And for more information, call Medicare at 800-633-4227 and request a copy of publication #10184 “Medicare & Your Mental Health Beneﬁts,” or you can read it online at Medicare. gov. 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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Mountaineers drop close decision to Wildcats Kings Mountain High wrestlers are shown in last week’s 46-30 Big South Conference loss to North Gaston’s Wildcats at Donald L. Parker Gymnasium.
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Kings Mountain’s Bryson Brown fires from the corner in last week’s game with Crest at the KMMS gym.
East Elementary held their 4th grade spelling B last Friday. Pictured L-R: 1st place, Jasmine Suarez and second place Kailee Heffner. Photo provided by Jenny Hardee
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BOSTON TERRIER. He’s 4 yrs old, been ﬁxed, house dog, good dog, has been microchipped. Good home only, $200 dollars ﬁrm. (864) 9097845 jensenbrenda12@gmail. com
B&B YORKIE KENNELS IS OFFERING QUALITY YORKIE PUPPIES. Let one of these sweet babies light up your families life, $1200. Call Barbara for appointment to meet your next very best friend, 828-625-8612.
2008 TOYOTA TACOMA SR5 PreRunner. 6 Cylinder, 6 Speed, Extended Cab. Very Good Condition! Call (704) 482-4747
LAWNDALE AREA. Cleared 1.3 acre lot, and 1 acre lot, water and septic, priced to sell. Owner will ﬁnance with low down payment. Call Bryant Realty, 704-567-9836, www. bryantrealtyinc.com
FOR RENT. Cute little 2 bed/1bath brick home in the country. $625. Call or text 941-916-2235 or 704-2150822. Shelby, NC 28152
MOBILE HOMES & APARTMENTS. In Kings Mountain. Price starting at $100 per week. Call (704) 739-4417
IN SEARCH OF: I’m looking for livestock animals. Calves, pygmy kid goats, feeder hogs/piglets, chickens and turkeys. Also eggs of turkeys and chickens to hatch. Young ages please. (704) 692-5239 email@example.com
CAMPERS WANT TO BUY. Pop-up campers. Call 828-429-3935.
AKC REGISTERED SIBERIAN HUSKY PUPPIES. Parents on site. 3 months old. $400 each. 704-477-9011
CARS & TRUCKS
1995 HARLEY DAVIDSON, SOFTTAIL CUSTOM. FSXSTC, 70k miles. (704) 6924651
FREE DOG “LOVES KIDS!” Lab Mix. Everyone says he’s beautiful! 4 years old. Well behaved and doesn’t tear up stuff! Call (704) 472-4844. AKC ROTTWEILERS FOR SALE. Tails docked, dew claws removed, vet 2 times for worming. Shots at 6 wks. (704) 419-9389
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1978 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS. All original, garage kept, 23,000 miles, one owner, very clean, $6500. 828-286-3077.
TWO ACRES, SLIGHTLY ELEVATED. Near Lake Lure. Residential, building, road frontage. No restrictions, No HOA, No dues. 828-286-9006.
2015 SMART CAR. 15,000 miles, excellent condition, heated seats, auto, air con., tinted windows. Great sound stereo. No issues, never wrecked, no dents or scratches. CarFax on hand. Great gas mileage. $7500. 704-3000180 or (704) 484-2853
I WANT TO BUY A French Bulldog Puppy. Call 828289-0997. LIVESTOCK FOR SALE. PURE BRED ANGUS BULLS and HEIFERS. Jacob Fork Ranch. Call 704-538-1199 or (704) 600-7847 DOG KENNELS, FROM $189.99 IN STOCK. 7x7, 5x10, 10x10, 10x20, 10x10 split, 20x20 split. Tops, Delivery and Install available. J. Johnson Sales, Forest City. 828-245-5895.
2005 CHEVROLET MALIBU good clean car, $2500. 704538-8393. 1991 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z28, 5.7 Liter. New tires, new paint, $5500. 704-538-8393.
EIGHT GREAT PYRENEES PUPPIES. Ready Dec. 1st. (704) 692-7362
2001 SATURN SL Burgundy SL1, 133,000 miles. Automatic, clean, good condition $2100. Text or message, (980) 329-8167, (704) 4664340
7 MONTH FEMALE BORDER COLLIE. Full blooded but no papers. $300. For more info, call 704-692-4289 or (704) 692-0848
3 BEDROOM HOME in Forest City. Central Heat & Air, huge yard, $550 per month. 828-305-8006.
2 BEDROOM APT. (DUPLEX). Central heat & air, stove, refrigerator. Excellent country location north of Shelby. No Pets, HAP or smoking. $485. (704) 487-5480
CLEVELAND COUNTY 2 OR 3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. In Grover or Shelby. $550-$595. Call 828-2348147 or (828) 428-2897
FOR RENT IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN, near to all interest and services. Energy efﬁcient 1 Bedroom Apartment, References. 828-248-1638.
NICE COUNTRY LIVING. 2 or 3BR mobile homes for rent. 10 minutes from Shelby. NO PETS. Seniors welcome. 704692-0447, 843-957-9299.
2&3 BEDROOM TOWNHOMES. Applications are being processed right now! Rent is based on income (and even some expenses). Call or visit today Laurel Hill Apartments. Equal housing opportunity. Shelby, NC 28152 (704) 4871114 firstname.lastname@example.org
22 ACRES IN CASAR. Half open, half wooded, with stream. 704-600-7847, (704) 538-1199
3BR, 2BA, QUIET PARK. Landlord on site, NO PETS. Background check. Call 828429-9831 after 10am.
SMALL MOBILE HOME. Electric heat and air, private lot, no pets. $25 application fee. (704) 477-6355
ICC AREA, BEST VALUE, Energy Efﬁcient, 2BR, like new, SS appliance, $550. 1BR, like new, SS appliance, includes water, sewer, garbage, $465 plus references and deposit. 828-248-1776.
2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH SINGLEWIDE MOBILE HOME. $525 Month. Oak Grove Community, Kings Mountain. Call (704) 734-7368
11.8 ACRES IN DUNCAN’S CREEK AREA. Well, Septic, Stream on property. Asking $69,000. Serious inquiries only! 828-429-3424.
London & Paris from $949
STUDIO APARTMENT IN KINGS MOUNTAIN. ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED! Call (704) 734-7368
3 BEDROOM HOME in Forest City. Metal roof, central heat & air. Great garden spot on second lot, $69,900. 828305-8006.
OCEAN LAKES MYRTLE BEACH. Cottage N34. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, den, kitchen, dining, covered deck, near country store. Call Dorcas, 803-718-2659, (803) 6359831
RUTHERFORD COUNTY 2 STALL GARAGE BUILDING FOR RENT IN ELLENBORO. Good location, $325 per month plus deposit. 828429-5001.
2 BEDROOM HOUSE FOR RENT. Central heat & air 1.5 baths. $650 month plus deposit. No pets. (704) 312-6346
EAST RUTHERFORD COUNTY. Off Hwy 120, Lots with water and septic. Owner will ﬁnance with low down payment. Call Bryant Realty at 704-567-9836. www.bryantrealtyinc.com
OCEAN LAKES 3 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHS. Washer/ dryer, gas grill, golf cart included. $1400 wk. (704) 4727145
2013 GMC 2500 SIERRA. With 15,000 miles. $20,000. 704-538-8393.
2&3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Nice and clean, water furnished. Oak Grove Community, Kings Mtn. Call or text, 704-739-0259.
3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOME. 2 bath, central heat/ air, private lot. $650 months plus deposit. (704) 418-1999
58 TO 78 ACRES. Horse Farm within 5 miles of Tryon Equestrian Center. Call 864909-1035.
OCEAN LAKES BEACH COTTAGE! Family-friendly beach cottage at Ocean Lakes. Taking Summer 2020 reservations, winter specials! 3bed/2bath, equipped kitchen, living room. WiFi and Cleaning included. Myrtle Beach, SC 29575 (704) 466-4359 email@example.com
HICKORY CREEK APARTMENTS FOR SENIORS. (62 and older), disabled (50 and older). Shelby. Now taking applications for waiting list. EHO. 418 East Warren Street Shelby, NC 28150 (704) 487-6354
SMALL QUIET PARK. Crest Schools. 3 bedroom, 2 bath mobile home, $135 weekly. No pets. Must pass background check. Call (828) 390-7316
20 ACRES NEAR LAKE LURE. Huge mountain view! $120,000. 864-909-1035.
2 YEAR OLD INTACT CHOCOLATE LABRADOODLE MALE. Smooth coat, 50 lbs, partially housebroken. $300. (716) 640-4039 2 MALE LABRADOODLE PUPPIES. 9 weeks old, 1 cream, 1 chocolate. Ready now. $800 each. (716) 6404036
2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH. Wood ﬂoors, appliances, great condition, private lot, wired 16x20 building, $450. NO PETS. Mooresboro/Chase. Call (704) 472-8519
2007 HARLEY DAVIDSON SCREAMING EAGLE. Loaded, 30,941 miles. (704) 6924651
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, Shelby, NC 28150 (704) 482-7723
FOR RENT LIGHT OAK COMMUNITY 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Central H&A, Washer / Dryer Hookup. $600 per Month - $400 Deposit “NO HAP” (704) 466-1003
2 & 3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Small private park between Spindale and Forest City. Starting at $460 a month. 828-382-0475.
MOVE IN SPECIAL. 2&3 Bedroom, deposit required. $190 weekly rates. Includes power and water. NO PETS. Visit us online at Oakwood Rentals, Shelby or call (704) 473-4299
WEEKLY SPECIAL $210+ TAX AND UP. Town and Country Inn, Spindale. Newly remodeled. WiFi, Micro-fridge, ﬂatscreen, ESPN/ Showtime. Nightly $49.99 and up. 828-286-3681.
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Princeville NC to receive $39.6 Million for flood mitigation project On Friday, January 10, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced the allocation of $39.6 million for a critical flood and storm damage reduction project in Princeville, North Carolina. Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) welcomed the announcement. “After the historic damage inflicted
by recent hurricanes, it’s clear that it’s not enough to simply rebuild,” said Senator Burr. “We have to rebuild in a way that applies the lessons of the past to mitigate future risks. This $39.6 million from the Corps of Engineers will do just that by increasing the elevations of highways and installing additional levees around the Tar River.
I applaud the Corps of Engineers for prioritizing this long-needed project so we can better protect Princeville families and businesses.” “Since Hurricane Matthew caused mass flooding in eastern North Carolina, I have been working with Senator Burr on resiliency measures to protect our state from future storms,” said Senator Tillis. “I want to thank the Administration for committing nearly $40 million for flood and storm damage reduction efforts in Princeville. I am proud of the progress we’ve made to recover from these devastating storms and these funds will ensure North Carolina continues to get the relief it deserves.” In May 2019, Sena-
tors Burr and Tillis supported the Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act, which provided $19.1 billion in additional emergency funding to states impacted by recent hurricanes, wildfires, floods, and other natural disasters. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers allocated $39.6 million to Princeville’s flood risk management project. Specifically, this funding will be used to better mitigate flood risks by increasing the elevations of highways and installing levees around the Tar River. According to the town’s website, “At the close of the Civil War, former slaves seeking protection and freedom left the plantations for Union troop encampments. Following
Princeville, NC was originally founded as Freedom Hill in 1865. It has been destroyed by flooding nine times since 1800. Photo by North Carolina Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources the departure of Union soldiers, many of the nowfreed slaves remained behind and settled in an area named Freedom Hill. Freedom Hill was incorporated in 1885 in Edge-
combe County. The name was changed to Princeville in honor of Turner Prince, an African-American man who had been involved in building many of the community’s homes.”
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