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Man arrested on thirty-five counts of chop shop activity in Kings Mountain By Loretta Cozart On Friday, Jeffery Lee Causby was arrested several times by Cleveland CAUSBY County Sheriff’s Office and charged with

thirty-five counts of chop shop activity at 198 Gage Rd. in Kings Mountain. He received bonds totaling $75,000. The Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the NC Department of Motor Vehicles, were able to recover an estimated $120,000.00 in stolen property during a joint investigation at the scene. CCSO recovered nine

stolen vehicles, two stolen trailers, a stolen tractor, a stolen camper, and a stolen Jaws of Life tool. This property came from Cleveland County and other counties in the region. The investigation is still ongoing, and more charges and arrests are anticipated. Anyone with information is asked to call Cleveland County Sheriff's Office at 704-484-4888.

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Stone’s group wins high bid for Central School By Loretta Cozart David Stone’s group, Central School Renovation Partners, LLC’s bid of $909,665 was the highest bid received during the upset bid process for Central School in Kings Mountain. As of 4 p.m. on Thursday, February 10, no upset bid was offered to continue the process. “We are really excited about being the final high bid on this property and we look forward to working with Cleveland County School Board concerning the offer,” said Stone. The group will conduct an environmental study which checks for hazardous materials, like asbestos, and the presence of petroleum products. Preston Brown shared why an upset bid was not offered by his group, “I backed out because the property is zoned SU, meaning no retail type business can never ever be used on the property. No retail shops. No restaurant. All maintenance buildings must go. The auditorium

CENTRAL SCHOOL can never be used for a paid type (of) concert or event. Apartments only is all that is allowed. David Stone can have it. Glad I found this out before I upset his bid.” On October 11, Cleveland County Board of Education voted to place Central School on their surplus property list, pending the County Commissioners’ decision. City of Kings Mountain was offered an opportunity to take the building but declined the opportunity to do so. The sealed bid process ended on November 3 at 4 p.m. Cleveland County School District awarded the high bid to Mike Brown at $750,000 and then bidding went into an upset

bid process. Several upset bid cycles were completed until the final high bid was reached. Cleveland County School Board met Monday night and it is anticipated that Central School Renovation Partners, LLC will be awarded the high bid during that meeting. Cleveland County School Board requested time to vacate the building when they offered the building for sale, and it is unclear how much time will be needed for them to complete that task. Currently, Cleveland County School District’s Maintenance Facility is housed in the school building, along with Cleveland County Partnership for Children.

Hats Off! A History of Headwear February 22 – May 14 Kings Mountain Historical Museum has a new exhibit opening on Tuesday, February 22 featuring a history of headwear. The production and use of hats has seen cultural and social changes throughout history. In the past, hats were usually more about fashion than function. The Kings Mountain Historical Museum has collected a variety of hats and head coverings over the years as part of an overall effort to preserve our communities’ shared history. This exhibit will feature highlighted pieces from our collections and explore the history of headwear and its place in our culture. We will examine the creation and evolution of hats, symbolism and style, and how they are an expression of functionality and form. • 704-484-1047


Candidate filing resumes Feb. 24 Candidate filing resumes Thursday, Feb. 24 at 8 a.m. and ends on Friday, March 4 at noon at CLIFTON W. PHILBECK Cleveland Director of County Elections Board of Elections, 215 Patton Drive, Shelby. Director of Election Clifton W. Philbeck said the Primary election is scheduled on May 17. If a second Primary is needed it will be on July 5 with the general election scheduled on Nov. 8. Candidates who filed during the December filing period are still considered filed and will be allowed to redraw their notices of candidacy if they decide not to

run. Deadline to redraw notice of candidacy is 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1. These are the offices, the names of the incumbents, terms of office, and filing fees of candidates who file with the Cleveland County Board of Elections: NC Senate 44th District, Ted Alexander, 2 years, filing fee $140. NC House 110th District, 2 years, Kelly Hastings, filing fee $140. NC House 111th District, 2 years, Tim Moore, filing fee $140. Clerk of Superior Court, 4 years, Mitzi McGraw Johnson, filing fee $1,208.00. Cleveland County Sheriff, 4 years, Alan Norman, filing fee $1,017.00. Cleveland County Board of Commissioners, 4 years, filing fee $100. Incumbents Philip Glover, Coleman

Hunt, Dena Green, Danny Lee Blanton. Kings Mountain City Council, 4 years, filing fee $35. Incumbents Ward 2, Mike Butler; Ward 3 Tommy Hawkins; At Large David Allen. Filing for the office of Soil and Water will begin at noon on June 13 and end at noon on July 1. The filing fee is $5, and the term of office is 4 years. Incumbents are Roger Eaker and Sherry Greene. Offices filing with the State Board of Elections: US 13th Congressional District, open seat, $1,740.00 District Court judge 27-B, 4 years, incumbent Micha T. Sanderson, filing fee $1,251.00 District Attorney 39th District, incumbent Mike Miller, $1,374.00.

Don Crawford led by example, impacted thousands in his lifetime By Loretta Cozart William Donald “Don” Crawford, longtime Kings Mountain resident, died on Sunday, February 5 at his home in Matthews. He would have celebrated his 93rd birthday on February 26. He is survived by his second wife, Gloria Perkins-Crawford. Don was born to Thomas Harmon Crawford and Ethel Reynolds Crawford in Kings Mountain. He was an industrious young man and joined scouting at the age of eleven. Crawford joined Troop 5 in 1940 as a Cub Scout and picked up rocks for five cents an hour to pay for his uniform. The rocks were used to build the Scout clubhouse at the southeast corner of Cansler and Walker Streets. The rock house is now a private residence. Crawford fell in love with scouting at an early age and his dedication to the program is well known.

DONALD CRAWFORD He rose to the rank of Eagle and the awards he has received over the years attest to his diligence and leadership locally, in the Piedmont Council, and in the state and nation. Manteo, NC, and Kings Mountain Lions Club and as Lions District Governor 31C also attest to his strong leadership. He continued to serve in the Kings Mountain Lions Club, the city’s oldest civic club. While District 31C Governor in 1997 – 1998, Crawford led forty-two clubs in a high record of

accomplishment by Lions. Crawford recorded the progress in a monthly newsletter, a big hit and drawing card for new members. The Friendship pin he distributed as a collectable was of a frontiersman and labeled, “A Mountain Top Experience.” Lions International presented him the Governor’s Award of Excellence. NC Governor Mike Easley honored him with the prestigious Order of the Long Leaf Pine, the state’s highest award to a civilian, in 2006. He is also recipient of the Silver Beaver award, the Order of the Arrow, and Charles Bell award, among others. He retired from the US Post Office at Kings Mountain after 22 years after serving as a US Postal Inspector in 1964 and then working as a clerk. He was employed by the National Park Service eight years, including six years at Cape Hatteras National Seashore at Manteo and two years at See CRAWFORD, Page 4A

Kindergarten Orientation Day March 18 By Loretta Cozart

The exhibit is free and open to the public. Face masks are required to enter the museum. Hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, contact the museum at (704) 739-1019 or visit Kings Mountain Historical Museum at 100 E Mountain Steet.

Kindergarten Orientation Day (K-Day) will be held on March 18 at our elementary schools. Registration will begin at 8:15 a.m. and the parent program will follow from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Call your elementary

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school today for additional information about the orientation. Although each school will hold an orientation session, kindergarten registra-

tion will be held online and will become available by March 18 as well. To enroll in kindergarten children must be five years of age by August 31, 2020. A health assessment form, Immunization records, and a birth certificate is required.

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William Donald “Don” Crawford KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – William Donald Crawford, 92, of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away on February 5, 2022 at his home in Matthews, NC. He was born in Cleveland County, NC, son of the late Thomas Harmon and Ethel Lee Reynolds Crawford and was preceded in death by his wife of more than 50 years, Joe Ann Blalock Crawford and his daughter, Donna Ann Cornwell. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Robert and Jim Crawford. Don was a longtime prominent resident of Kings Mountain and enjoyed staying active. He was involved in Boy Scouting for more than 80 years and a member of the Lions Club and countless other civic organizations. Don was a member of Boyce Memorial ARP Church where he and his late wife, Joe Ann, were very active. Don possessed a servants heart which was reflected in the many awards and commendations awarded to him over the years. He was a recipient of the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, the highest award given to a civilian by the governor, as well as the Dr. Charles Bell Award for scouting. Don served as the District Governor for the International Association of Lions Clubs and as the Wood Badge Deputy Camp Chief of Boy Scouts of America. Throughout his life, Don endeavored to enrich the lives of the people of Kings Mountain. Don’s leadership, kindness, friendship, and generous spirit will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife Gloria Perkins-Crawford, Matthews, NC; grandchildren: William “Bill” Paul Cornwell (Melissa), Durham, NC, and Angela K. Cornwell Holder (Grant), Kings Mountain, NC; great-grandchildren: Michael Cornwell, Sydney Cornwell, Anna Holder, and Kelsie Davis; step-children: Marcie Horton, Ed Sugg (Keri), Amy Rutledge (Eric); step-grandchildren: Brandon Sugg, Josh Wood, Dan Wood, Abbey Rutledge, Austin Rutledge, Ryan Sugg, Cory Sugg, and Spencer Sugg and numerous other loving family and friends. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, February 19, 2022 at 3:00 PM with Reverend Robert Patrick III officiating at Mountain Rest Cemetery. Interment will be in Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain, NC. Guest register is available at: Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain, NC is in charge of arrangements.

Sandra Bumgardner Wilson

10/13/44 - 02/09/2022 KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – Sandra Bumgardner Wilson peacefully flew into the arms of her Lord and Savior at 4:22 am on February 9, 2022. She was born October 31, 1944 in Gaston County, NC. Family, friends, and everyone she ever came in contact with was always greeted with She Is “Blessed and Highly Favored”, and she truly was Blessed and Favored. Sandy had been homebound for several years but her faith, love, and smile never wavered. She was a beautiful wife, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, and friend to everyone. Her witness, love, and guidance will be missed but never forgotten. She is proceeded in death by her husband of 36 years, Martin Luther “Junior” Wilson, Jr., parents William Pressley Bumgardner and Faye Childers Bumgardner Lovelace, sister Beverly Bumgardner Scruggs, grandparents John Emmet and Ethal Farris Childers, Ed and Hattie Bumgardner, brother in law Dean Moore, stepson Randy Wilson, brother and sister in law Charles and Colleen Wilson and brother in law Robert Wilson. She is survived by her sister Wanda Moore, brother Jeff Lovelace and Grace, brother Bill Bumgardner, sister Denise Holland and Bobby, step father George Lovelace, brother in-law Howard Scruggs, sister in-law Judy Wilson, stepsons Danny Wilson and Scott Wilson and Lane, like a sister Aunt Joyce Roark and Don, grandsons Joe Wilson and Julie, Brad Wilson and McKenzie, her precious great grandchildren Annie and Lily Kate Wilson, and Shephered and Gryffin Wilson who were her pride and joy. Her extended family of nieces and nephews, her very special niece Deanna Brown and Joe, Susie Graham and Kenneth, Ryan Lovelace, Mandy Patton and Tony, Terra Ross, Jennifer Wright and Gary, Fleet Wilson and Lisa, Baron Wilson and Sharon, Leeann Bridges and Michele, Robert Wilson. Other great and great-great nieces and nephews of her family she loved are her coffee buddy D Martin and Scott and kids Ashtyn, Cadyn, and Kensen, who spent lots of nights with Aunt Sandy, J Basilan and Ben, Tyler Chapman and Meredith and daughter Olivia, Caleb Hughes and Amber and kids Railey, Kye, and Parker, Cailyn Van Buren and Eric and kids Wyatt and EJ, Beth Queen and Justin, Hannah Morris, Lilly Ross, Fleet “Chip” Wilson Jr. and so, so many more. Sandy was a member of Faith Baptist Church for more than 50 years joining on July 21, 1971. She served and wore hats of so many positions. Her love for music, teaching, fellowship with her church family and others made her heart joyous. She loved the old hymns and Gospel music. She would invite anyone she knew or met and even gave rides for anybody who needed them. Her Pastor J.R. Robbins and wife Patty along with her entire church family were her heart. Sandy worked many years at the Margrace Mill where she became a bookkeeper. This job was her lifes work. She joined the Kerns Trucking Company early in the

business and became part of the Kerns Trucking family. She worked there until she retired after more than 35 years. She became the caregiver to her sweet husband Junior until his passing. She was caregiver to her mother Faye Lovelace until her passing. Her house became the rehab center for the family. Her home was always open to anyone who needed a place to stay. No one ever was turned away. Because of the great place her house is located, it was the place to always stop and visit. She always had a blessing to share and love to give and loved to be around people. She had her own medical issues over the years, but she continued to share her Lord and Savior everywhere she could. She became homebound and never a day passed that she missed a chance to still share when she could. There is no one like her and her sweet smile, true heart and Godly witness and love will be missed. God’s love surely shown through her. A graveside service will be held on Sunday, February 20, 2022 at 2:00 PM at Mountain Rest Cemetery. Interment will be held in Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain, NC. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Faith Baptist Church at 1009 Linwood Road, Kings Mountain, NC 28086 Guest register is available at: Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain, NC is in charge of arrangements.

Kristy Ann Huffman KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – Kristy Ann Huffman, 52, of Kings Mountain, NC, was suddenly taken from us on Friday, February 11, 2022. She was born in Los Angeles, CA, daughter of the late Daniel and Kathleen Poggen Huffman. She worked as a waitress for most of her life. Kristy was a loving mother, grandmother and friend to many. She will be dearly missed by her beloved family. She is survived by her children: Jeremy Huffman (Angel), Kings Mountain, NC, Brittany Campau (Brendon), York, SC, Travis Hale (Carson), Kings Mountain, NC, and Zachary Hale, Kings Mountain, NC; step-children: Stephanie Hale, Lincolnton, NC, and Justin Hale (Vickie-Lynn), Kings Mountain, NC; grandchildren: Dason, Braydon, Gemma, Connor, Oliver, Jeremy Jr., Chloe, Trey, Jasmine, Lil Justin, Andrew, Tristan, and Daisy; longtime Companion: James Ray Hale, Kings Mountain, NC; uncles: Don Huffman and Bobby Huffman and cousin: Teresa Carrigan The family will hold a private Celebration of Life Service. Guest register is available at: www.harrisfunerals. com. Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain, NC is in charge of arrangements.

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KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – James Robert Ledford, 77, of Kings Mountain, NC, died at home on February 12, 2022. Robert was born on May 24, 1944 in Kings Mountain, NC, son of the late Plato and Louise (Goforth) Ledford. He was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Joyce Ann Sutton Ledford, and brothers Arnold Ledford and Wayne Ledford. Robert graduated from Kings Mountain High School in 1962 and received an Associate degree in Applied Science in Business Administration from Gaston College in 1982. Robert worked for Harris Teeter as Meat Market Manager for 30 years and at home on the family’s small farm. He was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and choir member, and he was a volunteer at Bethware Elementary School. As a younger man, he was an avid trail rider on his horse, “Big Red.” Robert never met a stranger, and if he didn’t know you, he knew of you or your family. His generous spirit, kindness, humor, and deep sense of family will be greatly missed. Robert is survived by his two children, Charlene Reese Couch (Paul) and Derek Reese (Crystal), and his granddaughter, Autumn Reese, as well as a brother, Hubert Ledford (Kathy), a sister, Jean Ledford McClure (Jack), and a sisterin-law, Colean Ledford. He had seven nieces and one nephew. A graveside service will be held at the Oak Grove Baptist Church’s cemetery in Kings Mountain on Wed., February 16 at 11 AM. Memorial donations may be made to Oak Grove Baptist Church at 1022 Oak Grove Road, Kings Mountain, NC 28086. Guest register is available at: Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain, NC is in charge of arrangements.

PALMETTO, FL – John C. DeVeney, 96, resident of Palmetto, Fl, died February 01, 2022 at Heritage Park Center, Bradenton, FL. He was born in Casar, NC to the late Adam Lee Deveney and Ocie W. DeVeney and widower of Betty Allan DeVeney. In addition to his parents and wife, he was also proceeded in death by his brothers Worth DeVeney and Stowe DeVeney. He was a member of Westgate Baptist Church, Plantation, FL. He was a retired mason and veteran. Surviving are one sister and brother-in-law, Sue D. Allen and Wiley Allen of Kings Mountain; two sons and daughters-in-law, Gary N. DeVeney and wife Marie, Charles A. DeVeney and wife Liz both of Naples, Fl. One daughter and son-in-law, Connie and David Thornton of Palmetto, Fl. 4 Grandchildren and 13 great- grandchildren. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, February 19, 2022 at Mountain Rest Cemetery at 11:00 AM with Reverend Eddie Grey officiating. Memorials may be made to: Shepherds Foundation 1805 15th Ave. Union Grove, WI 53182, Hospice of Cleveland County or to a charity of the donor’s choice. Guest register is available at: Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain, NC is in charge of arrangements.

Good Neighbors Food Pantry Feb. 17 The Good Neighbors Food Pantry will be open Thursday, February 17th from 5:30 – 6:15 pm. Location is East Gold Street Wesleyan Church, 701 East Gold Street, Kings Mountain. Drive around to the back of the church.

Loose leaf season ended February 14 Loose leaf season is has closed until Fall. City crews will survey the streets that day to note piles of leaves that need to be vacuumed, then the leaf truck will pick up leaves at those addresses that are listed. After this date, all leaves should be bagged and placed behind the curb for pick up, according to the city’s Facebook page.

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The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services announced February 10 that updates have been made to the StrongSchoolsNC Public Health Toolkit focusing on strategies that are most effective at this stage of the pandemic, like vaccines, boosters, testing and masking, and no longer recommending individual contact tracing in K-12 schools. Additionally, NCDHHS recommends students and staff no longer be required to stay home from school following a COVID-19 exposure, unless they have symptoms or test positive. Similar updates will be made to the ChildCareStrongNC Public Health Toolkit. Updates for both toolkits will go into effect Feb. 21, 2022. “We are committed to ensuring North Carolinians have the guidance and information necessary to balance their risk during each stage of the pandemic and learn to live with COVID-19,” said NCDHHS Secretary Kody H. Kinsley. “Keeping kids in the classroom remains a top priority. As we have done throughout the pandemic, we evaluate which tools are most effective to protect students and staff. This is the right approach for this point in the pandemic and includes flexibility for local schools and health departments to use data to make informed decisions and respond to local conditions.” Building on lessons learned during the Omicron surge and throughout the pandemic, NCDHHS continues to emphasize public health tools that are most effective in slowing the spread of COVID-19. These tools, which are outlined in the toolkit guidance, include promoting getting vaccinated and boosted, wearing a mask while transmission rates are high, getting tested and staying home if sick. “Our COVID-19 response is built on teamwork and trust between local officials, school nursing staff, child care staff and parents as we follow the science and use the best public health tools available to protect our children,” said State Health Director and NCDHHS Chief Medical Officer Elizabeth Cuervo Tilson, M.D. “When conditions change, we adapt our tools, prioritize what works and stay focused on our shared goal — keeping our children healthy and learning.” Contact tracing has been an important tool in slowing the spread of COVID-19, and it remains important in certain high-risk congregate settings. However, several factors at this stage of the pandemic have lessened the overall effectiveness of contact tracing in K-12 schools and the broader community. These factors include: • Emergence of variants with shorter incubation periods and rapid transmission. • People with infections are most contagious prior to symptom onset and during the first few days of illness. See MASK, Page 3A

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FEB. 7: Raquel Andrade, 33, Dallas, failure to appear out of Mecklenburg County. $5,000 secured bond. FEB. 8: Patrick Lewis Norman, 57, 606 Hillside Drive, DWI, hit and run, $2,000 secured bond. FEB. 10: Zachary Douglas Grant, Grover, failure to appear, driving while license revoked, $500 secured bond.

ter said Seth Sivanh Wood, 102 Parkdale Circle, operating a 2006 Toyota, failed to yield right-of-way, and hit a 2013 Honda operated by Britany Nichole Martin, 111 Beta Road. The accident happened at NC 216 at Ridge Street. Property damage was estimated at $3,000. FEB 6: Officer Childers said Ashley Elizabeth Todd, 108 Castlewood, operating a 2006 Nissan, swerved to miss a large dog on King Street and hit a utility pole belonging to the City of Kings Mountain. Property damage was estimated at $1500. FEB.7: Officer McKinney charged Raquel Jimenez Andrade, Dallas, with DWI, no operator’s license, and resisting a public officer after the 2010 Ford she was driving ran off the left side of the US 74 Bypass. The driver corrected and ran off the right side of the road. Property damage was estimated at $10,000. FEB. 8: Officer Dee charged Patrick Lewis Norman, 606 Hillside Drive, with DWI and hit and run involving his 2002 Acura and a 2015 Toyota operated by Wyatt Nicholas Davis, Gastonia. The Davis vehicle was stationary at the intersection of NC 161

Pedestrian fatality ■ POLICE on York Road Friday On Friday, February 11, at approximately 5:42 p.m., the Kings Mountain Police Department received a telephone call of an accident involving a vehicle and a pedestrian in the 1100 block of York Road in Kings Mountain. The Kings Mountain Police Department, Kings Mountain Fire Department, and Cleveland County Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene of the accident and attempted life saving measures. The pedestrian was

later identified as Kristy Ann Huffman, age 52, of Kings Mountain and she died at the scene resulting from her injuries. There were no other victims or injuries reported. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Sarah Elizabeth Mead. The driver remained at the scene and is being cooperative with law enforcement and the investigation. The investigation is ongoing and anyone with any information is asked to contact Detective Sgt. P.W. Alexander with the Kings Mountain Police Department at 704-734-0444.


Moore sent a letter to Governor Roy Cooper asking him to end the policies that effectively mandate masks in schools, as most governors across the country finally do the same. Although Governor Cooper said yesterday that the DHHS would be updating COVID guidelines for students, the only update to the toolkit was to contact tracing. Unfortunately, North Carolina students will continue to be masked in the classroom. North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore said, “This failure by Governor Cooper and DHHS to roll back obsolete mask mandates will mean that many schools will leave those mandates in place. Yesterday’s updates were simply not strong enough. We must do more to protect our children from further learning setbacks and the other consequences of keeping these mandates in place.” He continued, “As soon as redistricting is completed, we will be advancing legislation in the House to give parents the ability to opt-out of mask requirement. Virginia is already advancing a bipartisan bill just like this. It is parents, not politicians, who should decide whether or not to mask their children.”

From Page 2A • Larger number of asymptomatic and less severe cases due, in part, to more immunity from vaccination and past infection. • Many infections are never identified by public health agencies because people with asymptomatic or mild cases may not get tested and due to the Increasing use of “over-the-counter” athome tests. • Widespread virus and low rates of case and contact identification limit effectiveness of contact tracing to reduce transmission. Although exclusion from school is no longer recommended following an exposure, notification of potential exposure is recommended. The updated toolkit includes options for schools to notify potentially exposed students or staff when a COVID-19 case is identified in the school setting. Local schools and health departments may opt to continue contact tracing; NCDHHS has provided suggested strategies in the toolkit for schools to consider based on local conditions. The following day, North Carolina House Speaker Tim

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ARRESTS FEB. 4; Kendall Montarre McCullough, 29, Shelby, order for arrest, driving while license revoked, $500 secured bond. FEB. 4: Stephen Russell Jamerson, 77, 123 Galilee Church Road, driving while license revoked, expired registration, $500 secured bond. FEB. 5: Amanda Hampton Rowland, 41, Gastonia, larceny, possession stolen goods, $500 secured bond. FEB. 5: Phillip Ezell Denton, 26, Blacksburg, SC, felony larceny, obtain property by false pretense, felony, order for arrest driving while license revoked, transported to Gaston County Magistrate, $6,000 secured bond. FEB. 5: Dustin Thomas White, 25, Bessemer City, order for arrest, driving while license revoked, order for arrest, expired registration, transported to Gaston County magistrate, $1,000 secured bond. FEB. 6: Harold Dean Dixon Jr., 69, 917 S. Battleground Avenue, misdemeanor larceny, possession stolen goods, $1,000 unsecured bond. FEB. 7: Raquel Andrade, 33, Dallas, DWI, no operator’s license, resist, delay, obstruct, $5,000 secured bond.

INCIDENTS FEB. 3: Front windshields of two vehicles at Cherokee Street Apartments were damaged by rocks. FEB. 5: A resident of Kimbro Drive reported theft of two I-phones valued at $1,800 from a public rest room. FEB. 5: CVS Pharmacy, 1017 Shelby Road, reported a customer took nearly $400 worth of merchandise and didn’t pay for it. FEB. 6; A resident of Jackson Street reported larceny of a $900 Smart phone. FEB. 9: Two Georgia vehicles were broken into in the parking lot at Holiday Inn Drive and windows damaged. WRECKS FEB. 4: 0fficer Carpen-

On March 13, 2021, at about 3:25 pm, the Gaston County Police Department responded to 2209 Acme Road near Belmont, NC in reference to an unresponsive infant. The infant, whose name is being withheld due to age, was found to be deceased. The Gaston County Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Unit began looking into the circumstances surrounding the infant’s death. The Police Department worked with the Gaston County Medical Examiner’s Office, the North Carolina Office of the Chief Medical Exam-

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CITATIONS JAN. 25: Jamichael Keon Dawkins, 23, 1 Chesterfield Court 2, revoked license. JAN. 28: Mark Wayne Logan, 53, Grover, revoked license. JAN. 29: Anthony Devan Ross, 38, Bessemer City, failure to stop for blue light and siren. JAN. 31: Eric Thompson, 2100 County Line Rd., expired tag. JAN. 31: Tracy Mintz Jr,28, 131 McGinnis Street, fictitious tag, no vehicle insurance. JAN. 31: Garland Scott Wyatt, 56, Bessemer City, revoked license and tag, no vehicle insurance. JAN. 31: Karen Eugenia Evans, 49, 511 Wilson Street, revoked license.

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and East Gold Street. Property damage was estimated at $9,000. FEB. 9: Officer Carpenter said Bryant Toney Wells, 208 Maner Road, was backing from his driveway and hit a 2021 Ford operated by Omar JB Robinson of Charlotte. Property damage was slight.

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death. Both were charged with Second Degree Homicide. Both are currently incarcerated at the Gaston County Jail under a hold awaiting first appearance court. The Gaston County Police encourages anyone with information about this incident to contact Detective T. D. Pilkington at 704-866-3320 or Crimestoppers at 704-861-8000. This is an on-going and evolving investigation. Due to the nature of this investigation, no further information can be released at this time.

Governor proclaims Feb. as Black History Month O n February 11, Governor Roy Cooper proclaimed February as Black GOV. COOPER History Month to honor the contributions of Black North Carolinians and celebrate our state’s rich African American culture and history. “Our diversity is our strength and North Carolina is a more inclusive and vibrant place thanks to the leadership of Black artists, educators, civil rights leaders and health care professionals,” said Governor Cooper. “As we celebrate these successes,

we acknowledge there is more work to be done by all of us to tackle the systemic disparities faced by communities of color.” To address the barriers that communities of color face, Governor Cooper established two task forces in June 2020. The Andrea Harris Social, Economic, Environmental, and Health Equity Task Force addresses the social, environmental, economic and health disparities in communities of color disproportionally impacted by COVID-19. The North Carolina Task Force for Racial Equity in Criminal Justice works on developing solutions to ensure racial equity in the state’s criminal justice system.

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Tired Souls: The Montgomery Bus Boycott, February 18 at Joy Performance Center To honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Mauney Memorial Library, and the City of Kings Mountain welcome Mike Wiley to perform, Tired Souls: The Montgomery Bus Boycott at the Joy Performance Center on February 18 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tired Souls opens in Montgomery, Alabama on December 1, 1955 – the day Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a city bus to a white man. Her determination was the catalyst that inspired Montgomery’s black citizens to abandon all travel on city buses until they were no longer forced to sit in the back or stand when a white person boarded. But there were others who came before Mrs. Parks and laid the groundwork for this pivotal moment. Tired Souls introduces audiences to Jo Ann Robinson, Claudette Colvin, and others so instrumental in lighting a fire under the Civil Rights movement and changing

Playwright, director, and performer Mike Wiley will hold a question-and-answer session after the performance. (Photos provided) the course of U.S. history forever. Immediately after production, the audience is invited to take part in a talkback with Mike Wiley. No photos or videography will be allowed during production. The event is free and open to the public. The Joy Performance Center is located at 202 South Railroad Avenue, Kings Mountain.

rience, Dominique Bess will inspire you to begin discovering and preserving your own family history. For more information, contact Terry Bivens at the library, or register online by visiting Mauney Memorial Library’s Facebook page. Registration is required.

The Kings Mountain Ministerial Association is planning to host community Lenten services this year. Due to Covid-19 the Lenten services were halted after the third service in 2020 and were not conducted last year (2021). The ministers would like to offer these services this year. Now that we know more about this pandemic and how to safeguard ourselves, the ministers felt positive about resuming these services this year. However, the decision was made not to host fellowship meals after the services. The time for each service will be at 12:00 noon (Wednesdays) at various churches with a different pastor each week bringing the Lenten message. The 2022 theme is “Personal-

ities Around the Cross.” Listed below is the Lenten schedule: Wednesday, March 2, 2022—Central United Methodist Church Wednesday, March 9, 2022—First Presbyterian Church Wednesday, March 16, 2022—Boyce Memorial ARP Church Wednesday, March 23, 2022—Eastside Baptist Church Wednesday, March 30, 2022—Peoples Baptist Church Wednesday, April 6, 2022—Bethlehem Baptist Church Everyone is invited to come and be a part of these special Lenten services.

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Rosa Parks with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

African American Genealogy workshop Feb. 18 filling fast Mauney Memorial Library announces a free genealogy workshop on Friday, February 18 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in their Community Room. The workshop is on African American Genealogy: Finding Your Family, Preserving Your Story. With more than 10years genealogical expe-

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Atrium Health unites pediatric heart programs As Atrium Health and Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist continue integrating their respective institutions, the enterprise has reached an exciting milestone with its pediatric heart program. With a goal of creating a best-in-class heart program for patients across the Carolinas and beyond, physicians and teammates specializing in pediatric heart care at Atrium Health Levine Children’s and Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Brenner Children’s are combining into one fully comprehensive team, working together to lead the region’s strongest pediatric heart program. This program, with a presence in both Charlotte and Winston-Salem, is a natural next step in the combination between Atrium Health and Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist, benefitting many pediatric heart patients and their families. Built upon the strengths and talents of each location, the new structure will allow for the seamless continuation of care for heart patients, their families, and their support systems. “As the integration between our two health systems moves forward, this provides a unique opportunity to reinvent and optimize our cardiac services for children,” said Dr.

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Kings Mountain Gateway Trail announces their 5K Walk & Fun Run on March 12 at the trailhead and their 10-Miler from February 28 to March 11. The 5K Walk & Fun Run on March 12 starts at 9 a.m., and race packets are available on March 11 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the trailhead. Participants should wear a mask and stay 6-feet apart. The 10-Miler Virtual Run is from February 28 to March 11 on Quarry Road

to the trailhead, Galilee Church Road, and back. Runners must email their proof of distance and time to starr@finishwelltiming. com before midnight on March 11. To register, visit or call 704.6853549. Kings Mountain Gateway Trail is at 807 S. Battleground Avenue in Kings Mountain. For more information, visit www. Trail events for 2022 include National Trails Day June 4, Story Walk JuneJuly, and their photo contest in October.

Joseph Paolillo, division chief of pediatric cardiology and medical director of the Congenital Heart Center at Atrium Health Levine Children’s. “This collaboration and growth for the congenital heart program ensures that no patient needs to travel outside of our region for heart care.” The comprehensive heart program will offer everything patients need at the most appropriate location, with the most complex patients having direct access to Atrium Health Levine Children’s Hospital. Levine Children’s is home to an experienced heart program that has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best Children’s Hospital” in cardiology and cardiovascular surgery for 12 consecutive years. The Charlotte-based hospital has a dedicated pediatric cardiac intensive care unit and a progressive care floor, serving as a “step-down” floor during recovery, with highly trained and dedicated teams. The heart program at Brenner Children’s promotes a collaborative and multidisciplinary environ-

ment across the entire spectrum of care. The team of pediatric specialists combines experience, nationally recognized expertise and dedicated pediatric cardiac care to provide families with state-of-the-art options. “We have collaborated with the Levine Children’s heart team for years and are now pleased to further combine our talents and expertise to provide leading-edge heart care to our young patients across our entire region,” said Dr. Derek Williams, section head of pediatric cardiology at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Brenner Children’s. “We are fully committed to creating a unified and world-class pediatric heart program to deliver the best possible outcomes for children and their families.” As this combined pediatric heart program grows, additional specialists will be added to the team in Winston-Salem. Offices in both regions are available for families who have questions about their child’s individual care. To access information about your local office, call 704-373-1813.



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1958 KM Heralds available online By Loretta Cozart Library Services Manager, Christina Martin, announced that has completed digitizing the Kings Mountain Herald for 1958. Currently, issues are available for 1914 through 1919, and 1935 to 2015. The Kings Mountain Herald was begun in 1886 by W. A. Mauney and many issues of the paper have survived. If you have issues, other than the ones noted above, that you would like to give to the library for digitizing, contact Christina Martin at 704-739-2371.

Mauney Memorial Library calls for Hord Mansion items By Loretta Cozart The staff at Mauney Memorial Library are planning the 100th celebration of the Hord Mansion’s existence, to be celebrated in 2023. Library Services Manager Christina Martin ask citizens, “If you have any pictures, memorabilia or ephemera of the Hord Mansion, we would appreciate being able to digitize (or keep) the item to use in our research and planning. Any Kings Mountain newspapers

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CRAWFORD From Page 1A Kings Mountain National Military Park. After retiring in 1980, he became active in the real estate and insurance business. His love for genealogy has led to a huge book of family histories which required time-consuming research. He is on the board of Kings Mountain Historical Museum, and he uses his hobby of photography to snap pictures for the museum. He is an ardent supporter of events at the museum. Crawford has accompanied Scouts on 28-day trips to Philmont Ranch in New Mexico and as deputy camp chief for the USA visited Gilwell Park, the birthplace of scouting in England. Of that trip he said, “This is where a Scout or scouter gets his ticket punched, it’s like a Christian visiting the Holy Land or an ARP (he is a long, active member of Boyce Memorial ARP Church) going to Erskine college or Bon Clarken Assembly grounds. During his long tenure in scouting, he served Kings Mountain District, Piedmont Council, Battleground District, and Tidewater Council as a Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, wood badge Scoutmaster, assistant district commissioner, assistant Council commissioner and member of the Piedmont Council executive

board to name a few of the positions he has held. Crawford estimated he trained over 50,000 Scouts. “I love Scouting and my Scouts keep in touch with me,’’ he once said. He attended ten national Boy Scout Jamborees. In 1973 and 1977 the national jamborees were held at Morane State Park, PA. He attended as a representative of the National Park Service on the conservation trail and was the Mountain Man firing a flint lock rifle, telling the difference of life then and now. He helped develop a living history program on the site which is still used by the National Park Service at Boy Scout Jamborees. “My late wife, Joe Ann Blalock Crawford, always said Scouting was my first love and she was my second. Not so, we were married over 50 years and our daughter, Donna, earned the curved bar in Girl Scouting. I guess you could say we are a Scouting family,’’ he said. Don took oaths and the things he learned in scouting and church to heart. When he memorized the Scout oath, “On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country,’’ the Scout law and Bible verses and the catechism at church they became real to him. A life member of Boyce Memorial ARP Church, he previously taught Sabbath School, was Sunday School

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superintendent and a past chairman of the board of deacons. Crawford said in a 2020 interview with the Herald, “Scouting continues to survive by keeping current with the needs of boys without sacrificing character building traits and helping boys develop into men of good, solid character.” In April 2016, the Piedmont Boy Scout Council honored Crawford with the distinguished National Eagle Scout Association award at a banquet at Catawba Valley Community College in Hickory. Crawford received the Dr. Charles Bell Award at the third annual Friends of Scouting dinner on April 27, 2000, at First Baptist Church. East School was recognized for its contribution to Scouting through its successful Cub Scout program. That year, Pack 93 was honored as a “Quality Unit” for two straight years. Ninety-eight percent of all registered scouts advanced within the Pack, and over 80% regularly attended their Monday meetings at East School. Crawford has a legacy of leadership in Kings Mountain, from scouting to his work, religious, and charitable life. His work with youth has impacted thousands who knew him personally, or through the funds his charitable work impacted.

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Love Keeps No Records of Wrong D o you ever r e a d somet h i n g so often you skim over it without Dr. Jonathan M. Bundon m u c h Worship Pastor thought? First Baptist Church Have y o u read scripture, and then something catches your attention? Have you ever found yourself in a situation where a scripture pas-

sage pops in your head? Perhaps, you were on your way to work and saw the sunrise peeking over the mountain range and thought, “The Heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.” (Psalm 19:1) Again, you may have found yourself in a time of trial and stress and remember, “When I am afraid, I will put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can mortal man

do to me?” (Psalm56:3) We’ve found ourselves in situations where God speaks and encourages us through scripture and song. By the same measure, there are times when I am not living as Christ wants me to live, and scripture invades my mind and heart. This week, I found myself repeating a verse in 1 Corinthians. I will admit, the words came as more of an indictment against me. 1 Corinthians 13:4-5 states, “Love is patient,

love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrong.” Wow! What a great picture of the love through Christ. I know this scripture. I have read it in my devotion time and included the passage when I officiate weddings. To be sure, I love people and building relationships. But recently, however, I had to admit that I had not been patient, I had been easily

angered, and I had kept a record of wrongs. God forgive me. Though I am a believer and disciple of Christ, I was not immune from the effects of a sin-stained planet and my human failings. Life is not always easy. You and I know the last two years have been some of the most challenging times the United States has faced. As a result, tensions among people have been high. Anger, short temper, and bitterness are natural

human responses. Yet, we are not called to a natural human existence; we are called to be holy. Let



one another to love as Christ loves us. Never lose hope. Love “always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” (1 Corinthians 13:7) May God bless you and renew you today as you love others.

Kings Mountain Area Church 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

Waco Baptist Church 262 N. Main St., Waco, NC Advent Lutheran Church, NALC Member 230 Oak Grove Rd. 704-750-0171 Anew Beginning Baptist Church 145 Battleground Dr. 704-473-1372

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

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

Concord United Methodist Church 2404 Tryon Courthouse Rd. Bessemer City, NC 704-629-3571

East Gold Street Wesleyan Church 701 E. Gold Street 704-739-3215

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

Ardent Life Church 420 Branch Street 704-739-7700

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

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

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

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Mayor Scott Neisler (center) gathers with folks at the Patrick Senior Center to celebrate Black History Month. (Photos provided)

Senior Center celebrates Black History Month Feb. 8 The Patrick Senior Center held a Black History Month Observance on Tuesday, February 8, with approximately eighty-five people in attendance. The event featured a gallery viewing of the artwork of Mr. Frank Barrow, as well as historical items, African dress attire, music,

literature, art, and more. Mayor Scott Neisler made the opening remarks followed by soloist Sarah Miller singing, “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” the Black national anthem. The Patrick Center thanks all the artists and other contributors who helped make this event a success.

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(Editor’s. Note: The recipes in today’s Cooking Corner are from “100 Years in the Kitchen” by Women of First Presbyterian Church.)

SPICY BBQ PORK Hilda Goforth 1 (4-7 lb). Boston butt 2 onions, sliced 3-5 whole cloves 1 18 oz. hickory smoked-flavored sauce 1/8 tsp. hot sauce Cover roast with water. Add onions and cloves. Cook 2-2 ½ hours until tender. Drain and shred with fork. Combine pork sauces and cover. Cook over low heat 15-20 minutes. Stir often. Serve on buns, if desire. 12-14 servings. BROCCOLI CASSEROLE Connie Padgett Ramsey 2 pkgs. frozen, chopped broccoli cooked and drained 1 cup Kraft salad dressing 1 can cream of celery soup or cream of mushroom soup, undiluted 1 med. onion chopped finely 2 beaten eggs

Mix all ingredients thoroughly and bake uncovered in Pyrex casserole at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. VEGETABLE CASSEROLE Clara Rhea 2 cans Veg All drain 1 can cream of chicken soup ½ cup mayonnaise Reserve ½ cup liquid from Veg All. Mix all together in casserole. Add ½ cup cheese nip crackers, crushed to top of casserole. Melt 1 stick butter and pour on top. Bake 20 minutes at 400 degrees. CHOCOLATE SYRUP CAKE Debbie Patterson 1 stick margarine 1 cup sugar 4 eggs 2 cups plain flour 2 t. baking powder ¼ t. salt 1 can chocolate syrup 1 t. vanilla Cream together margarine

and sugar. Add other ingredients Mix well. Bake in tube pan for 1 hour at 350 degrees. HEAVENLY CAKE Jane King 1 box Deluxe II yellow cake mix Mix and bake cake in long pan 1 large can crush pineapple 1 cup sugar 1 large box vanilla instant pudding Mix sugar and pineapple together and bring to a boil. Pour over cake while hot. Mix pudding and put on top of the pineapple. Put cake in refrigerator and cool. Spread large container of Cool Whip over cooled cake. Spread coconut on top along with crushed pecans.

The Cleveland County Arts Council is excited to be able to hold the favorite community event “Bowling for Dollars” again this year, but it will be a little different. Here is how it will work: Purchase your ticket for $20 in advance for a specific 30-minute time slot: 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Come during your reserved time to pick out your bowl, do some pottery shopping if you wish and then pick up your soup. Lunches will be dine-in OR carry-out. We will have a warm container of soup, crackers, dessert, and beverage for you to take home, back to work, picnic OR you can dine downstairs at the Arts Council. Please do not arrive too early – you will only be allowed inside during your reserved time. Tickets are $20 and available at the Arts Council and by phone, 704484-2787, and must be purchased in advance. A HUGE Thank you to our potters who once again have donated 100’s of beautiful bowls. We could not do this without them. Thanks, also, to Dressing on the Side for providing the delicious Call 704-484-2787 today to purchase your ticket! We are open Monday – Friday 9:00- 4:00 and Saturdays 10:00 – 2:00. For more information, call 704-484-2787 or visit

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Grandfather Mountain’s Wilson Center for Nature Discovery nears completion Stewardship foundation celebrates success of “Fulfilling Promises” capital campaign Grandfather Mountain is widely known for its lofty heights, offering guests a breathtaking vantage point to the natural world. But with the forthcoming opening of the park’s brand-new Wilson Center for Nature Discovery, guests’ experience on the mountain will soar above and beyond the Mile High Swinging Bridge. The new facility is officially “under roof” and is expected to open in spring 2022. Under construction since fall 2019, the Wilson Center – part of an all new Conservation Campus – will nearly double the size of the park’s current Nature Museum with 10,000 square feet of education space, including state-ofthe-art museum exhibits, three classrooms, restoration of the ADA-accessible auditorium, enhanced food service facilities to allow for catering and serving educational groups, and expanded capacity for hosting conferences, seminars, receptions and community events. Outside the center, guests will enjoy new outdoor learning spaces, including an amphitheater with terraced seating and a pavilion, as well as a new botanical garden. In turn, the park will be able to offer an expanded, mile-high slate of programming opportunities for audiences and participants of all ages. “It’s been a long time in the making,” said Jesse Pope, president and executive director of the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation, the nonprofit organization that owns and operates the Linville, N.C., nature park. “To see this come to fruition is a dream come true for me, and it’s something that will be a wonderful enhancement to a visit to Grandfather Mountain.” “Nobody can look up at Grandfather Mountain and not realize that this mountain is exceptional,” said Catherine Morton, GMSF board secretary and daughter of the park’s late founder, Hugh Morton. “But because Grandfather was advertised as a tourist attraction for decades, visitors came with the expectation of walking across a bridge, seeing some pretty views and maybe taking a picture of a bear or two.” Since 2009, when the attraction became a nonprofit nature park with a mission of inspiring conservation, “guests have had their eyes opened to the significance of Grandfather as a sanctuary for an amazing web of life,” Morton said. This includes unique combinations of elevation, terrain and climate that accommodate 16 distinct biological communities, providing habitat for 73 rare and endangered species. “The Wilson Center for Nature Discovery will allow the stewardship foundation to tell the story of Grandfather Mountain’s biological significance,” Morton said. “New interactive exhibits and interpretive programs will give guests insights into the natural world, and while we know the experience will be ‘educational,’ our guests will describe it as

Grandfather Mountain’s forthcoming Wilson Center for Nature Discovery is officially under roof and is expected to open in spring 2022. (Photos by Frank Ruggiero/Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation)

An artist’s rendering depicts the finished Wilson Center for Nature Discovery, part of Grandfather Mountain’s new Conservation Campus. ‘entertaining.’” While the original Grandfather Mountain Nature Museum was Hugh Morton’s vision, the Wilson Center represents the passion and creativity of his children, the foundation’s board of directors and the project’s generous collaborators. This includes Bob and Susan Wilson, after whom the center is named. “Grandfather Mountain is a unique mountain, a unique ecological center … and this is about taking our young kids and letting them learn about it,” Bob Wilson said during the Wilson Center’s groundbreaking ceremony in 2019. “It’s something that I think we need … more now than ever.” The Wilson Center is designed to weave fun with education, offering experiential learning opportunities for guests young and old. New exhibits include a 3-D interactive map of the mountain, showcasing Grandfather’s ecological and geological history like never before; flora and fauna walls, which shine a spotlight on the mountain’s unique biodiversity; a weather and climate section designed to dynamically explain the science behind Grandfather’s extreme weather; and much more. The design of the space itself also plays a part. “The original design for this building was about bringing the natural world inside,” Pope said, “and allowing the learning and education that happens inside that space to symbolically spill out into the world. From the outside, it’s an extension of the historic architecture with some new

Grandfather Mountain’s new Wilson Center is designed to weave fun with education, offering experiential learning opportunities for guests young and old. New exhibits include a 3-D interactive map of the mountain, showcasing Grandfather’s ecological and geological history like never before, and more. flairs and modern takes on the original design, and it’s going to feel and look like it belongs on Grandfather Mountain, which was very much the intent.” Designers, architects and landscapers went to great lengths to ensure the facility wouldn’t be visible from any other vantage points and that the viewshed would be preserved. “And we’ve tried to make it as energy-efficient and sustainable as possible,” Pope added. Morton cited “the energy and inspiration” inherent in the new space, specifically “soaring ceilings, expansive windows, the aesthetics of manmade concrete blended with mountain-made boulders and trees.” “The space makes you

feel alive and invites you in to participate in a program or interact with an exhibit,” she said. “It’s a space that celebrates life.” Fulfilling Promises Creating the Wilson Center took mountains of effort — and a true community. Grandfather Mountain’s Fulfilling Promises capital campaign has raised more than $6.8 million through donations of all sizes, from benefactors like the Wilsons to everyday guests rounding up their bill at Mildred’s Grill. Park employees and volunteers contributed, too, pooling together to present a check of more than $4,000 toward the cause. “It’s a dream come true, being part of something so

special,” GMSF vice president Lesley Platek said. “So many amazing donors stepped up to invest in this project and in expanding our educational mission – so many of whom already loved Grandfather Mountain. They really wanted to be a part of the Conservation Campus and new Wilson Center for Nature Discovery.” Platek thanked every donor for their vision and commitment and said the project would not have been possible without the leadership of the foundation’s board of directors. In particular, Pope recognized former board president and Hugh Morton’s son, Jim Morton, who passed away in 2017. “Jim was a big part of that vision,” Pope said.

“There were some real educational goals he wanted to see come to light on Grandfather Mountain.” With the Wilson Center, Pope feels that vision is being fulfilled. “I’m sure I’ll get emotional walking through the doors on the first day it’s open,” he said. “Again, it’s just a dream come true to see this happen. When you walk around, most people will see different exhibits, classrooms, new features. But when I walk through that space, I’ll see every person who helped make it happen.” For updates and more information, visit www.

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Four-way standout Fisher Mountaineers’ 2021 MVP Peyton Fisher’s allaround performance on the football field during the fall earned the Kings Mountain High senior the team’s most valuable player trophy at Thursday’s annual awards presentation at B.N. Barnes Auditorium. Fisher, an All-Big South Conference performer, seldom came off the field. When he did it was early in the season when the Mountaineers had their opponents blown out and the coaches were working reserves into the game. “We had a lot of excellent players,” Mountaineer coach Greg Lloyd said, “and Peyton stood out in everything he did. He could have been All-Conference at four different positions.” Fisher was not just an outstanding receiver with 342 yards on 30 catches, and an outstanding punter with a 40-plus yard average, but he was an excellent defensive player with a huge number of tackles and quarterback sacks. And, no doubt, he will probably be best remembered when he took a pass interception to the house to clinch a very important victory at South Point, which head coach Greg Lloyd noted was the first KM win over South Point in Belmont in many years. “He was a hard worker and a great leader,” Coach Lloyd said. “He had a lot

JADEN ELLIS of big touchdowns, big catches and big sacks.” Prior to the trophy presentations, Lloyd recognized players that made post-season all-star teams, including: All-Big South – Seth Neal, AJ Richardson, Jaden Ellis, Peyton Fisher, Isaiah Eskridge, Jake Lloyd, D’Andre Hoyle and Tykel Smith. All of them also made the All-Area team. Hoyle and Smith were named All-State. Other awards presented included: Outstanding defensive lineman award – Seth Neal. Coach Michael Kennedy said he was privileged to have a “very young group with a lot of talent.” Neal, who transferred in to KMHS, was a tackling machine, registering 54 solo tackles, including 18 for loss and 12 quarterback sacks. “He was one of those every day, team-first guys,”



Kennedy pointed out. “We had a lot of guys like that that played many different roles.” Defensive back awards – D’Andre Hoyle and Jake Lloyd. Hoyle, an outstanding two-way player, was also the team’s leading receiver with 29 catches for 659 yards. He had a team-leading six pass interceptions. “He was the spark of the team,” Kennedy noted. “He made big plays in crucial situations.” Lloyd was another player that stood out on both offense and defense. On defense, he led the team in tackles with 98, including three tackles for loss and an interception. He also had several blocked punts, including two for touchdowns. “He had a knack for the ball,” Coach Kennedy said. “He was always a step ahead of the offense.”

Jeff Putnam Linebacker of the Year – Micah Ward. “He gave his heart and soul, just like Coach Putnam did,” Coach Wilson said. “He was a hard worker and he was tough.” Wilson pointed out that Ward had 81 tackles and two interception, “and the best thing about him is that he is a junior and will be back in the fall.” Wilson also presented the Defensive Coaches Award to sophomore standout Zavian Smith. “He always played his best,” Wilson said. “He can play any position. He loves to be challenged. He’s special and we expect good things from him for two more years.” The defensive MVP award was presented to junior standout AJ Richardson, who was a monster on defense and was also called

For the second time in four years and just the third time in school history, Kings Mountain High’s girls basketball team can lay claim to at least a co-championship following Friday night’s regular-season ending 72-57 win over Cleveland County rival Crest. The result left the Lady Mountaineers and Ashbrook tied at the top spot with 13-1 conference records. The Ashbrook ladies came into KM’s Donald L. Parker Gymnasium last week to knock off the KM ladies for their only conference defeat. All BSC teams are involved in their annual conference tournament this week and both KM varsity teams will be entering the state playoffs next week. With their high standing – the KM men finished second in the BSC – they should both be at home for at least the first playoff game. The Lady Mountaineers grabbed a 17-10 first quarter lead and were never headed at Crest. They were on top 33-22 at the half and 51-33 going into the final eight minutes. Saniya Wilson continued her torrid scoring pace with 31 points, and junior Khalia King added 25. Both ladies had exceptional all-around games. Wilson hit 14 of 14 from the free throw line, grabbed six rebounds, dished out six assists and stole the ball three times. King hit all six of her free throws and had four rebounds and two assists. CoRey Simpson had six points and six rebounds and Myracle Davis added four points, seven boards and blocked two shots. Alayna Patrick had two points, five rebounds, and six assists; Austyn Dixon two points and three rebounds; and

Tyasya Bell two points, a team-leading 10 rebounds and three assists. A 71-68 loss to Ashbrook on the previous Tuesday prevented the Lady Mountaineers from winning the conference outright. Kennetta Bess scored 32 points and Madison Cole 21 to lead the Ashbrook attack, but it was really the Green Wave defense that provided the win. Although Wilson had her usual lights-out game with 41 points, only three other Lady Mountaineers dented the scoreboard. Patrick scored 15, King nine and Simpson three. Wilson had nine rebounds, two assists and three steals to go with her 41 points. Patrick had five rebounds and seven assists, Simpson six boards, Davis five and Dixon four. Ashbrook led most of the game, but was always fighting off a charge by the KM ladies. Wilson’s bucket gave the KM ladies a 15-13 lead after the first period, but Ashbrook scored the first nine points of the second quarter and went on to lead 33-29 at the half. They led 50-45 going into the fourth quarter. KM was able to get to within three, 66-63, with 1:13 remaining after a bucket and two free throws by Patrick and cut it to three again (68-65) following a pair of free throws by Wilson with 10.3 remaining. Wilson’s three cut it to 70-68 with 2.4 seconds left, but the KM gals were forced to foul and Ashbrook wrapped it up at the line. Kings Mountain’s other two conference championships came in 1983 and 2019. Wilson, who was a freshman starter in ‘19, became the first Lady Mountaineer to play on two See BSC, Page 2B





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Robinette six assists and two steals; Nixon seven steals; Foster two assists; Mull seven boards and two steals, Gaines four rebounds, Tate two boards, one assist and two steals and Hill two rebounds. KM hit 53 percent inside the arc, starters outscored East Lincoln 45-16 and Nixon, in the first quarter, Floyd in the second and Robinette in the third had buzzer-beater shots. “I’ve been here 11 years and I don’t ever remember shooting that well to start a game,” Coach Cole said. “We made our first eight shots from inside the paint on seven assists. That just shows you how good this team really is when they are focused and play together.”




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upon anytime the Mountaineers needed tough rushing yards on offense. “He is very determined to be successful,” Wilson said. “He has an infectious energy and leads by example. He always plays hard and wants to make the big plays. “Late in the year he was injured, but he was still important to us as he was always on the sidelines talking to the players and helping them give their best. He’s a player coach.” Junior placekicker Jaden Ellis received one of the Special Teams MVP awards from assistant coach Mike Harris. “He had two huge field goals that gave us leads in two big games,” Harris pointed out. Jake Lloyd received the other Special Teams MVP Award. “You could count on him every game to return punts and kickoffs,” Harris said. “He led us in special teams tackles and also blocked two punts for TDs that broke open close games.” First-year varsity quarterback Lamont Littlejohn Jr. received the Outstanding Offensive Back Award. Littlejohn, whose father Lamont Littlejohn Sr. also played quarterback for the Mountaineers, quarterbacked the JVs to a 4-0 record during a COVID-shortened spring season. Those four wins were over Shelby, Burns, South Point and Crest. He stepped into the varsity QB role in the fall and improved each week to become one of the best quarterbacks in the area. He had a 95.2 quarterback rating. “He’s a student of the game,” Coach Lloyd pointed out. “He’s always calm and prepared to lead the team. He made some really big plays for us in the playoff games.” Assistant Coach Diron Bell presented the Outstanding Wide Receiver Award to D’Andre Hoyle. “We had five good receivers who were always making plays,” Bell said. “He put in his time and led our receivers in yards and touchdowns.” Line Coach Kevin Cruise presented the Blocking Award to Isaiah Eskridge. “It was a very tough choice because we’ve been very balanced the last couple of years,” he said. “This year our offensive line paved the way for over 2,000 rushing yards and 2,000 passing

to take their first lead a minute before the break. Two free throws by Jarrett and a lay-up by Tate helped KM stay in the game as the two went into the break tied at 29. Lay-ups by Floyd, Tate, Nixon and Robinette and a put back by Foster gave the Patriots their biggest lead, 42-33, with less than a minute left in the third period. The start of the fourth quarter saw the Patriots get into deeper foul trouble and North took a 46-45 lead with 4:30 remaining. Nixon’s free throw tied the game at 46 and Foster’s put-back gave the Patriots a two-point lead. With a four-point lead and four minutes left, KM went to a box-and-one on


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yards. Every one of our linemen had a tremendous work ethic and great attitude. “We have several that will be playing at the next level. Isaiah has a very bright future. He has the size, the strength and the footwork.” The first annual Brent Bagwell Offensive Coach’s Award went to Bryson Brown. Coach Cruise called Brown “an excellent student who comes to work every day committed to be second to none. “He made some big time catches,” Cruise noted. “He scored the first touchdown in the Franklin playoff game, and the last one to win the game.” That one, came in the final seconds after the Mountaineers drove 99 yards with just over a minute remaining that allowed the team to go three rounds in the state playoffs before being eliminated by the eventual state champion Greensboro Dudley eleven. Making the blocks to achieve such success as the above-mentioned nail-biter were a host of good offensive linemen. And, it was fitting that the Offensive Most Valuable Player Award went to All-State lineman Tykel Smith. “He was a dominant blocker and a great leader,” Cruise said. “He plays the game the right way – in practice and games. He has a great attitude in every situation.” The Weightlifter of the Year Award was presented by Coach Ted Trahan to senior Jonah Patrick. “This is a prestigious award,” Trahan noted. “He came in as a freshman and spent a lot of time becoming a good varsity player. He worked extremely hard.” The Tough Man of the Year Award, given in memory of longtime sideline manager Donnie Mace, went to offensive lineman Micah Lubas. Coach Cruise pointed out that in previous years Lubas had some ailments that would keep a lot of people away but he “worked hard and was one of the strongest and best linemen out there.” The Career Achievement Award went to running back Rashaard Brooks, who broke his leg during the spring season and had to have an operation that prevented him from playing in the fall. “When you lose your senior season it takes a mature individual to work hard to recover,” Coach Lloyd said. “He was tough inside and out. He was a fantastic running back – small but with a big heart. He played his best in big games and he will be missed.”

Brayden Mull scored five points, including 3 of 4 free throws and also had three rebounds. Silas Tate had four points, a steal, a block and an assist, and Christian Jarrett hit 2 of 2 free throws and had one block. KM grabbed a quick 7-1 lead on Robinette’s deep three, Mull’s two free throws and a Mull basket on an assist from Foster. Floyd’s tip-in and Nixon’s layup gave the Patriots a 16-13 lead after one quarter. The second quarter saw both teams get into foul trouble and KM had to go deep into the bench as three starters had multiple fouls. KM led 21-15 with four minutes left in the half but North went on an 11-4 run



Chris Hill, Christian Jarret and Ty Howard was phenomenal. We could’ve easily been down six or seven points at the half but they held their ground.” Charlie Foster led the KM attack with 16 points, including 6-for-6 shooting from the field and 4 of 5 free throws. He also had nine rebounds, two steals and two blocks. Caleb Nixon added 15 points and was 5-for-8 from twos, and grabbed five rebounds. Tucker Robinette added 11 points including 6 for 8 free throws, three assists and three steals. Bradley Floyd scored 10 points and had 12 rebounds, five assists, two steals and three blocks.

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Kings Mountain Middle’s boys basketball team posted one of its biggest wins last week when it defeated a very good North Lincoln team for the second time in two weeks, 63-55. This win ran the Patriots’ record to 10-0 on the season and clinched a spot in next week’s conference playoffs. “Wow, another classic game between these two teams,” said KM coach Shane Cole. “We’ve had some battles since I’ve been here, a play-in game, a five overtime game, a 64-60 game last time we played and now this one. “I want to give praise to my bench; they really came up big in the first half when we got in foul trouble. The combination of Silas Tate,

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KM’s Khalia King sets to fire for the Lady Mountaineers in last week’s loss to Ashbrook.

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KM’s Saniya Wilson goes in for a layup in Lady Mountaineer’ final home game with Ashbrook.

KM Middle continues to roll in conference

KM’s Maddox James drives the lane for a layup in last week’s loss to Ashbrook at Parker Gym.

KM’s Zeke Cannedy is double-covered as he drives the lane against the Ashbrook Green Wave.

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Kings Mountain Middle School recently played three games in eight days to remain undefeated in the Tri-County Conference, plus picked up a forfeit over West Lincoln. The Patriots had their toughest test to date, edging a good North Lincoln team 64-60. The lead changed hands nine times in the first quarter as KM’s Tucker Robinette scored seven of his 20 points to put the Patriots on top 1413. The Patriots extended their lead to 28-22 early in the second quarter and took a slim 30-27 lead into halftime. Bradley Floyd and Robinette scored 12 of the Pats 16 points during that period. KM extended its lead to 37-31 in the third period and then went on an 11-2 run to make it 42-38 with 2:30 left in the quarter. Christian Jarrett hit a lay-up and Floyd a buzzer beater for a 48-47 KM lead going into the final quarter. Brayden Mull scored five points to help KM to a 53-49 lead but the Panthers battled back to tie the game at 54 all. Foster gave KM a 56-54 lead and lay-ups by Floyd and Robinette sealed the win. Floyd finished with 21 points, 10 boards and seven assists. Robinette had 20 points, Mull 14 points and nine rebounds, Foster six points, Caleb Nixon one point and four assists and Christian Jarrett two points. KM hit 59 percent (20 for 34) from inside arc and had only nine turnovers. “North is a good team,” noted KM Coach Shane Cole. “We were pushed to our limit. When they hit five straight threes from the third period to the fourth to put us down four points, it showed what our team is made of. Our guys never quit and they kept pushing.”

Later in the week, the Patriots had a much easier time in defeating West Lincoln 54-11. Foster’s tip to Nixon for a quick layup got the KM assault started and they went on to lead 18-0 after just three minutes of action. All five starters took part in the scoring with Nixon leading with eight points. The second unit continued to dominate as they outscored the Chiefs 14-0 to run the score to 32-0. Silas Tate, Coryon Gaines and Aiden Smith all connected from downtown. Coach Cole rotated his entire roster in the third period as Floyd and Nixon scored 10 of the team’s 11 points for a 45-9 lead. Nixon led the scoring with 13 points and Floyd added 11. Mull had five, Robinette three, Foster two, Gaines three, Aiden Smith three, Tate eight, Chris Hill three, Ty Howard two, and Christian Jarrett grabbed four rebounds. In their third game of the week, the Patriots defeated Burns 45-26. Foster’s tip to Floyd got the scoring underway and KM built a 5-0 lead en route to a 14-8 advantage after the first period. KM turned up its defensive intensity in the second period and caused eight turnovers. That, plus two blocked shots sent the Patriots into the halftime break with a 14 point lead. Both teams were cold in the third quarter but KM was able to maintain its 14 point lead going into the fourth period. KM started the fourth on a 9-0 run to win going away. Floyd and Foster scored 10 points each, Robinette seven, Nixon five, Mull six, Jarrett two, Hill three, Howard two and Tate one.


Ashbrook, which ended any KM hopes for a share of the regular season title, Cannedy again led all scorers with 32 points. Smith added 14 and Maddox James 12. Kenneth Greene led the Wave with 27 points. KM led 20-17 after the first period, 40-32 at the break and 54-48 going into the fourth quarter but Ashbrook went on a 7-1 run to take the lead at 55-54 with 5:13 remaining. That run obviously gave the Green Wave a ton of confidence. KM was able to regain the lead at 65-64 on a pair of free throws by Cannedy with 42 seconds left but Ashbrook answered with two free throws of their own to go up 66-65, then immediately stole KM’s inbounds pass and went up 68-65. KM was forced to foul and the visitors clinched the upset at the foul line.

From Page 1B championship teams in basketball. The KM men went 1-2 in their final regular season action, losing to Ashbrook and Crest and beating Huss 77-50. Zeke Cannedy continued his torrid scoring pace against Huss with 46 points, all of them coming in the first three quarters. He rode the pine the entire fourth quarter as the Mountaineers worked everyone into the game. Cannedy also grabbed eight rebounds and dished out seven assists. Curtis Simpson had a double-double with 15 points and 15 rebounds. He also blocked six shots. Zavion Smith continued his fine all-around play with eight points and six assists. In the 73-66 upset loss to

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YMCA basketball scores for Week 5 Kings Mountain Family YMCA’s youth basketball continued this week, with games being played over four days. Here are the matchups for last week.

Jaguars 30 vs Bulldogs 20 Jaguars – Casyn Houser – 12 points Bulldogs – JoJo Hollifield – 2 points

Games on February 7:

7-8 Boys Hornets 21 vs Lakers 8 Hornets – Weston Biggers – 2 points Lakers – Jase Henderson – 2 points

7-9 Girls Lady Tigers 26 vs Lady Lions 18 Lady Tigers – Caroline Ruffalo – 2 points Lady Lions – Ellie Hollifield – 12 points 10-13 Girls Lakers 32 vs Kiser 15 Lakers – Kinsley Black – 2 points Kiser – Addy Morehead 10 points 9-10 Boys Titans 13 vs Hornets 57 Titans – Deron Crocker – 13 points Hornets – Espn Carpenter – 11 points

Bulls 33 vs Tarheels 16 Bulls – Finn McNeilly – 14 points Tarheels – Logan Phillips – 2 points Warriors 19 vs Wolves 11 Warriors – Knox Toney – 10 points Wolves – Bralin Moore – 2 points

Games on February 8:

7-9 Girls Dover 8 vs Lady Tigers 24 Lady Tigers – Maliyah Surratt – 12 pionts

9-10 Boys Hornets 30 vs Tarheels 10 Hornets – Brock Phillips – 12 points Tarheels – Carter Floyd – 3 points

9-10 Boys Tarheels 3 vs Mountaineers 25 Tarheels – Owen Ervin – 2 points Mountaineers – Bryce Wilson – 8 points

Mountaineers 15 vs Titans 14 Mountaineers – Carson Epps – 6 points Titans – Jacob Stuart – 4 points

Hornets 56 vs Titans 2 Hornets – Casey Hendrick – 13 points Titans – Jacob Stuart – 2 points

7-8 Boys Hornets 14 vs Jaguars 10 Hornets – Nuhrian Currence – 4 points Jaguars – James White Jr – 2 points

10-13 Girls Dover 2 vs Kiser 59 Kiser – Tristen Kiser – 15 points

Warriors 14 vs Bulls 24 Warriors – Bentley Parker – 2 points Bulls – Kaden Banks – 12 points

11-12 Boys Dover 8 vs Sonics 46 Sonics – Jahshawen Ingram – 9 points

Games on February 11:

Nighthawks 38 vs Dover 14 Nighthawks – Yates Toney – 20 points

Sonics 44 vs Hornets 15 Sonics – Banks Myers – 1 point Hornets – AJ Ross – 6 points Games on February 12: 5-6 CoEd Division Eagles 20 vs SpiderMonkeys 18 Eagles – Paxton Heinbach – 4 points SpiderMonkeys – Henry Deaton – 2 points

13-15 Boys Warriors 28 vs Bulls 41 Warriors – Khyill Green – 16 points Bulls – Jaylen Tate – 13 points Hamrick 40 vs Hornets 56 Hamrick – Jaden Brooks – 10 points Hornets – Camden Short – 12 points


DATE Feb. 23 Feb. 26 Feb. 28 March 3 March 4 March 8 March 9 March 11 March 15 March 17 March 18 March 22 March 29 April 1 April 5 April 8 April 12 April 14 April 18-21 April 26 April 29 May 3 May 6 May 10

OPPONENT Scrimmage vs. Chase Scrimmage vs. Gaston Christian at Burns Shelby East Rutherford at Blacksburg, SC at Gaffney, SC Enka Hunter Huss Burns at Hunter Huss at North Gaston at Forestview Forestview South Point at South Point Stuart Cramer at Stuart Cramer at Shelby Tourn. at Ashbrook Ashbrook at Crest Crest Playoffs begin

TIME 5 p.m. 1 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 6 p.m. 7:30 7 p.m. 7 p,.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. TBD 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. TBD


OPPONENTS/PLACE Burns, Independence and KM at Gastonia Ashbrook. March 17 Mountaineer Relays at KM March 23 Cherryville, Crest, Hunter Huss and Forestview at KMHS. March 31 Stuart Cramer, South Point, Crest, North Gaston and Forestview at KMHS. April 6 Kings Mountain, Cherryville, Shelby and Crest at Stuart Cramer. April 13 Burns, Shelby and Crest at Kings Mountain (Cleveland County championship). May 3 Big South Conference meet at Stuart Cramer (Forestview host; Rain date May 4 Time TBA). May 14 3A West Regionals Times and place TBA. May 20 3A State championship at A&T University, Greensboro, Times TBA. *Regular season starting times 4 p.m. Athletes must participate in at least one regular season meet to be eligible for conference meet. **Conference, Regional and State championship meet times TBA.

BIG SOUTH 3A GOLF SCHEDULE Date March 1 March 7 March 14 March 21 March 29 April 4 April 12 April 25 May 2 May 9-10

Scenes from Week 5 YMCA basketball games

Location Host School Time Cramer Mtn. Stuart Cramer 1 p.m. KM Country Club KMHS 1 p.m. Riverbend Crest 1 p.m. Catawba Creek Ashbrook/Huss 1 p.m. Lincoln CC North Gaston 1 p.m. Open (Potential rain makeup date) Cramer Mountain South Point 1 p.m. Riverbend Forestview 1 p.m. Western Regional (Site and time TBA) State championship (Teams/individuals and site TBA)


DATE OPPONENT Feb. 19 at Freedom scrimmage Feb. 26 KM scrimmage at YMCA Mar. 2 at Chase Mar. 4 Shelby Mar. 8 East Rutherford Mar. 15 Hunter Huss Mar. 16 at Burns Mar. 18 at North Gaston Mar. 22 Forestview Mar. 25 South Point Mar. 29 at Stuart Cramer April 1 Ashbrook April 5 at Crest April 8 Hunter Huss April 12 North Gaston Aril 19-20 at Cherryville tournament April 26 at South Point April 28 Stuart Cramer May 3 at Ashbrook May 6 Crest (Senior Night) May 10 State playoffs begin *Regular season game times 6 p.m.; scrimmage, tournament and state playoff times TBA.

OPPONENT W. Lincoln scrimmage at St. Stephens Shelby at Burns Hunter Huss at North Gaston Forestview South Point at Stuart Cramer Ashbrook at Crest at Hunter Huss North Gaston at Forestview at South Point Stuart Cramer at Ashbrook Crest


KMHS WOMEN’S SOCCER SCHEDULE DATE Feb. 24 Mar. 1 Mar. 9 Mar. 11 Mar. 15 Mar. 18 Mar. 22 Mar. 25 Mar. 29 Apr. 1 April 5 April 8 April 12 April 14 April 26 April 28 May 3 May 6

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TIME 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m.

Having qualified on 10th day of February, 2022 as Administratrix of the Estate of MICHAEL WAYNE PRICE, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Linda Price, Administratrix, on or before the 16th day of May, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 16 day of February, 2022. Linda Price, Administratrix Estate of: Michael Wayne Price 2900 Union Road, Apt. 103 Gastonia, NC 28054 KMH (2/16, 2/23, 3/2 & 3/9/2022)


BSC BASKETBALL STANDINGS (Final regular season)

GIRLS Kings Mountain Ashbrook Hunter Huss Crest North Gaston South Point Forestview Stuart Cramer BOYS Crest Kings Mountain Stuart Cramer South Point Forestview Ashbrook Hunter Huss North Gaston

Conf. W-L 13-1 13-1 9-5 8-6 4-10 4-10 3-11 2-12 Conf. W-L 14-0 11-3 9-5 8-6 6-8 6-8 2-12 0-14

All W-L 16-4 15-8 13-7 11-11 7-16 7-15 3-16 3-19 All W-L 19-2 14-9 18-5 12-11 8-13 8-15 5-17 3-21

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Lady Mountaineers win tourney opener Kings Mountain High’s basketball teams opened Big South 3A Conference tournament play Monday night. The girls rolled over Forestview 61-30 to advance against the winner of the #3 Hunter Huss and #6 North Gaston game

Wednesday night at Gastonia Ashbrook. The boys game results were not available at the Herald press deadline. Women’s second round games tonight and Friday’s championship match-up will be played on the Green Wave’s court. Ashbrook’s

ladies, who shared the regular season championship with KM, defeated Stuart Cramer in their Monday opener. Remaining boys games will be played at Crest. Coach Nicholas Inman’s BSC co-champions broke out to a quick 19-4

first quarter lead and had the game wrapped up by halftime 30-10. Inman used the final two quarters to get all of his ladies into the game. Junior Khalia King led the offense with 23 points. Saniya Wilson added 12 and CoRey Simpson 11 to







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Having qualified on 9th day of September, 2021 as Administrator CTA of the Estate of BERTHA PHILBECK YELTON, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned at McIntyre Law Firm in Shelby, North Carolina, on or before the 16th day of May, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 16th day of February, 2022.

This the 26th day of January, 2022 Robert S. Maner, Ex. PO Box 519 Kings Mountain, NC 28086 C. Andrew Neisler, Jr. CLONINGER & NEISLER P.O. Box 515 300 E. King Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086 KMH (1/26, 2/2,9,16/2022)

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 26th day of January, 2022 as Administratrix of the Estate of DWIGHT CARROLL NEWTON, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Carol Newton, Administratrix, on or before the 2nd day of May, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 2nd day of February, 2022. Carol Newton, Administratrix Estate of: Dwight Carroll Newton 9191 W. Hwy. 10 Vale, NC 28168 KMH (2/2, 9,16,23/2022)

Brenton S. Begley, Administrator CTA McINTYRE ELDER LAW 233 E, Graham St, Shelby , NC 28150. PO Box 165 Shelby, NC 28151


Having qualified on 9th of February, 2022 as Executrix of the Estate of MARGARET FAYE HOLLAND DUNCAN, AKA, MARGARET HOLLAND DUNCAN, AKA, MARGARET H. DUNCAN, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Giselle Duncan McBride, Executrix, on or before the 16th day of May, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 16th day of February, 2022. Giselle Duncan McBride, Executrix Estate of: Margaret Faye Holland Duncan, AKA Margaret Holland Duncan, AKA Margaret H. Duncan 104 Brooks Avenue Shelby, NC 28152 KMH (2/16, 2/23, 3/02, 3/09/2022)


Having qualified on 2nd day of February, 2022 as Executrix of the Estate of PEGGY D. HORN, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Elizabeth Ann Horn Russ, Executrix, on or before the 9th day of May, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

Brian Jeffery Jenkins, Executor Estate of: Linda Jenkins Carver, AKA Linda J. Carver 200 Whisering Pines Drive Forest City, NC 28043 KM (2/16, 2/23, 3/2 & 3/9/2022)

This the 9th day of February, 2022. Elizabeth Ann Horn Russ, Executrix Estate of: Peggy D. Horn 3349-1 Charlie Elliott Road Lawndale, NC 28090 KMH (2/09, 16, 23 &3/02/2022)


LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 8th day of February, 2022 as Executrix of the Estate of CHERI NADEEN BIERLAIR; AKA, CHERI BIERLAIR ROSEMAN, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Anna Michelle Roseman Moran, Executrix, on or before the 16th day of May, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

Having qualified on 19th day of January, 2022 as Co-Executors of the Estate of JEANETTE ELLIS, AKA; JEANETTE BLANTON ELLIS, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, James Eura Ellis, Co-Executor and/ or Carrie Jan Maynard, Co-Executrix, on or before the 16th day of May, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 16th day of February, 2022. James Eura Ellis, Co-Executor Estate of: Jeanette Ellis, aka; Jeanette Blanton Ellis 306 Circle View Drive Shelby, NC 28150

Anna Michelle Roseman Moran, Executrix Estate of: Cheri Nadeen Bierlair Roseman; aka, Cheri Bierlair Roseman 100 Ola Dr Kings Mountain, NC 28086

and/or Carrie Jan Maynard, Co-Executrix Estate of: Jeanette Ellis, aka; Jeanette Blanton Ellis 1373 Weaver Branch Road Piney Flats, TN 37686 Counsel for the Estate McINTYRE ELDER LAW PO Box 165 Shelby, NC 28151

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This the 16th day of February, 2022.

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 21st day of January, 2022 as Administrator of the Estate of LINDA SOYARS MYERS, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Michael Lee Myers, Administrator, on or before the 26th day of April, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 26th day of January, 2022. Michael Lee Myers, Administrator Estate of: Linda Soyars Myers 101 Catalina Court Shelby, NC 28152 KMH (1/26; 2/2, 9,16/2022)


This the 16th day of February, 2022.




Having qualified on 10th of February, 2022 as Executor of the Estate of LINDA JENKINS CARVER, AKA LINDA J. CARVER, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Brian Jeffery Jenkins, Executor, on or before the 16th day of May, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

and an assist; Patrick seven rebounds, eight assists and seven steals; Davis five rebounds, one assist and a block; Bell five rebounds and a steal, and Jacie Jarvis seven rebounds and two steals. Samantha Bolton led Forestview with 13 points. Megan Baker scored five, Miange Thompson four and Molly Forgan, Kaitlyn Anthony and Zailyn Jeter two each.

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give the locals three players in double figures. Austyn Dixon scored five, London Brown and Alayna Patrick three each, and Myracle Davis and Tyasya Bell two each. King had one rebound and two steals to go with her 23 points, and Wilson had two boards and five assists. Simpson had six rebounds. Dixon had four rebounds, one assist and two steals; Brown three boards

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 7th day of January, 2022 as Administratrix of the Estate of PHYLLIS CAROLYN BYERS, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Joyce Hewett, Administratrix, on or before the 9th day of May, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 9th day of February, 2022. Joyce Hewett, Administratrix Estate of: Phyllis Carolyn Byers 1024 Vancouver Lane Gastonia, NC 28052 KMH (2/09, 16, 23 &3/02/2022)

LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executrix for the estate of: John Jordan Turner 132 Montcliff Drive Kings Mountain, NC 28086 This is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before May 10, 2022. This Notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All person, firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. Today’s date: February 02, 2022 Jodi A. Ramirez, EXECUTRIX FOR THE ESTATE OF John Jordan Turner, DECEASED, FILE NUMBER 21 E 865 CLEVELAND COUNTY CLERK OF COURT 735 Spring Street, SW Concord, NC 28025 ATTORNEY AT LAW JEFFREY D. JONES 708 MCLAIN ROAD KANNAPOLIS, NC 28083 KMH (2/02, 09, 16 & 23/2022)

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 2nd of February, 2022 as Administrator of the Estate of PAULINE N. PRUETT, AKA PAULINE NEWTON PRUETT, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Ronald E. Pruett, Administrator, on or before the 16th day of May, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 16th day of February, 2022. Ronald E. Pruett, Administrator Estate of: Pauline N. Pruett, AKA Pauline Newton Pruett 126 Eagles Terrace Shelby, NC 28150 KM (2/16, 2/23, 3/2 & 3/9/2022)

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VALENTINES AND HEART MONTH NETWORKING. Come see the Heart inspired artwork, available with a Donation to The American Heart Association and Blue Ridge Hope. 2-12, Mountain Brook Vineyards 2-14, Coldwell Banker King, Columbus (979) 690-6781 skelly0628@

RETAIL STORE MANAGER. Immediate opening for experienced store manager in a small business setting directing a staff of 20. Successful candidate has good communication skills, enjoys problem solving, has experience in directing, motivating and developing a team, has excellent customer service skills, and is local to the Kings Mountain area. Interested? Send resume to with “Retail Store Manager” in the subject line (704) 739-5461 FULL TIME EXPERIENCED AUTOMOTIVE MECHANIC. Apply In Person at A+ Automotive at 1900 Elizabeth Ave., Shelby, NC (704) 482-0441

CHARITY BIBLE COLLEGE SPRING CLASSES. Charity Bible College offers 12 weeks of classes supplemented with out of class assignments toward a degree in Theology or Christian Education. Classes resume each Monday night 6:30pm to 9:00pm starting February 7th through April 25th, 2022. Classes Offered: The Book of Proverbs, The Temple, The Life of Joseph, and Christology. CBC is affiliated with Macedonia Baptist College of Midland, NC as a part of their satellite school program. For information call or email us! Look us up on Facebook and on our Webpage at: (704) 419-4574

ONE ON ONE CARE is hiring for full/part time in the group homes for 2nd shift. Transport experience recommended not required. Hrs are 2p-11p weekdays and 8p-8a weekends. Apply in person at 203 Lee St. Shelby WANTED SITTER MON.-FRI. FOR ELDER PERSON. Quiet setting, located Rutherford/Polk County line area. Some housekeeping & errands required. Interested applicants please call Patty, 828-980-5386 between 9am-7pm. JANITORIAL / HOUSEKEEPING. Full time and part time janitorial positions in Blacksburg. 1st, 2nd, & 3rd shift available. Pay starts at $14/hr. Must pass Drug Screen. Call 864-5907675 for more information. (864) 590-7675 teresachandler77@

UNIQUE ANTIQUE STATION. Farm House Decor, Antiques, Collectibles, Vintage Toys, Hot Wheels, Jewelry, MORE. Tuesday-Saturday 11am-5pm. 985 US 74 Business Hwy., Ellenboro. Find us on FB. 828-3820075.

COATS PERFORMANCE YARN. 501 York Road, Kings Mountain, NC. 8 & 12 hour shifts. Apply within. For more info, email kimberly.durden@coats. com or call 980-291-5331.

CHRISTIAN SCHOOL GIRLS SOFTBALL TRYOUTS! Charity Christian School will have Varsity Girls Softball Tryouts on Tuesday, February 15th at 3:30pm at the Zion Baptist Field, 525 W. Zion Church Rd., Shelby, NC 28150. Thursday, February 17th will be an alternate date. Homeschool Students may qualify to participate. Call the School Office for more details! (704) 419-4574 charitychristianschool@

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

GOLDEN DOMERS TOY AND HOBBY. visit our NEW LOCATION .....Model Cars, Die-cast Cars & Trucks, Tractors, Hot Wheels, Construction Toys, Sports Memorabilia, Autographed Items, Hard to Find Items! See Mike & Brandon Willis. We’re located at 104 Oliver Ave. (behind El Acapulco Mexican Restaurant in Boiling Springs) , Shelby 704-297-0102 or 704-297-0103


BUSINESS SERVICES RETIRED GENERAL CONTRACTOR AVAILABLE “SPECIALIZING IN DECKS” Repairs and New Construction. Rutherford/Cleveland County areas. Contact Bob at (828) 476-6058 IT’S TIME TO TRIM CREPE MYRTLE TREES. Spreading Mulch or Gravel, minor chainsaw work and storm clean-up. I can do many of your outside chores with over 15 years experience all over Cleveland County and stretching to the Forest City area. Nice, honest, dependable, clean, drug-free, he’s an all around great guy and handyman, so call Rob today and see what I can help you with. 980295-0750. SHIPMAN’S MASONRY- 48 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Brick, Block & Stone, Outside Fireplaces, Foundations, Underpinnings. “Free Estimates”. 1st Quality Work! (863) 532-1587 CAMP’S COMPLETE LAWN CARE and RESIDENTIAL FENCING. “30 + Years Experience”. Call Donnie at (704) 4807405

TALL PINES CORPORATION. GIVE US a call today for all your Grading, Excavation, Land Clearing, and Hauling needs! (704) 600-5438

AUCTIONS PANDA STORAGE AUCTION PUBLIC SALE. 1:00PM Feb. 25th. Panda Storage, 1301 US Hwy 221., Rutherfordton, NC. Contents of Units: #C20 Willis, #B04 Hamilton, and #A13 Adams For Non-Payment of Storage Rent. (704) 473-7358

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TRAILERS, EQUIPMENT, DECKOVERS, GOOSENECK DUMP. CAR HAULER, HIGH SIDE, ENCLOSED. Cash, Credit Cards, Financing, Rent to Own Options. J. Johnson Sales INC. Forest City, NC 828-245-5895.

2 CEMETERY PLOTS $1400 or Best Offer. Westview Gardens-Bessemer City-Floral Gardens section. Seller will pay transfer fee (704) 974-4605 PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS with Scratch Pads! Press Room Printing. 704-482-2243. (704) 538-5788 RIDING/PUSH MOWERS, GARDEN TILLERS, GOKARTS, MINI-BIKES. Ready to mow. All in excellent condition. Can deliver, 30+ years experience in repair work. 828-9800853, 704-476-9383. 2 CEMETERY PLOTS FOR SALE. 2 Cemetery plots with 2 concrete vaults located in Cleveland Memorial Park Boiling Springs NC. Lots are side by side and located near mausoleum. $5000 for both. Call 704284-0227. Leave message CEMETERY PLOT ROSE HILL MEMORIAL PARK. Section 1 Lot 106. Located next to curb on the circle driveway. $500. (704) 418-0939 LAWN MOWER TRAILERS. 4 WHEELER TRAILERS, SMALL & LARGE TRAILERS. “We Got’Em” J. Johnson Sales, Inc., Forest City, NC. (828) 245-5895

CARPORTS, GARAGES, RV COVERS, BOAT TRACTOR COVERS IN STOCK. Areas largest on site display. Best Selection, Options. Quality you can getting one place! J. Johnson Sales, Inc. Forest City, NC. 828245-5895.

TRIPLE D PAINTING, LLC. All your painting needs. Free estimates. Over 25 yrs experience! Framing, facial boards and much more wood work available! Making your home, building or business look new again. (704) 418-5736

65” SAMSUNG TV. New, 4K Smart TV-$600. Watch 7000 channels for $200. Electric Lawnmower in good condition-$100. Cut your electric bill, used air cooling system for room & office-$150. New credit card machine-$250. 704-962-9007.

HORSE QUALITY HAY. Square and round bales. Call (704) 4876855

12’ FISHING KAYAKS. (1) Nucanoe Frontier 12’ X 48” wide $650. (1) Heritage Angler 12’X 30” $500. Or make offer on both. There are very stable Kayaks. 704-487-1205

TRAILERS, LAWNMOWER TRAILERS, Flatbed Trailers, Enclosed Trailers, Horse and Cattle Trailers, Saddlery. Check our prices and quality before you buy. Bridges Riding Equipment. Boiling Springs, NC.704-434-6389, (704) 473-0867

RENT TO OWN CARPORTS, BUILDINGS GARAGES. J. Johnson Sales Inc., Forest City, NC. Call 828-245-5895.










4 WHEEL SCOOTER $825. Pride 4 wheel scooter, less than two years old, charger, basket, delivered with a warranty. Call Scooterman John (704) 9514224 ext. 7045849820

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3 AKC MALE TOY POODLE PUPPIES. Black with white chest. Ready for new homes 2/25/22. Both Parents on site. Contact for more info. (828) 9803225 TEA CUP MALTESE PUPPIES. TIny Tea Cup Maltese puppies for sale at only $850. More info and pics upon request. (213) 222-6177

ITEMS FOR SALE. One Ladies Urn for sale, 1 Male Maltese for sale and 6 inch stove pipes. Call 704-538-3809. FIREWOOD FOR SALE. Seasoned Oak by truck load also bundles. Will deliver within 15 miles of Cherryville. (704) 4353970 2 GOLF CARTS FOR SALE. 1 is Carolina blue with weather cover and 1 white. 2 seats and good batteries. $4000 each. 704-4773500 WILL BUY. I Want to Buy old 45 records and 78’s call 704-7820647


TWO POMERANIAN PUPPIES. CKC Pomeranian Puppies, 8 weeks, soft brown and white in color. One male and one female. up to date on Vaccine and worming. Puppy comes with puppy pack, first weeks food, vaccine and worming, current record and future needs. 100% Pomeranian Bloodline. Delivery arranged in two State area.$1000 each. Don 864-492-5138 CKC breeder since 2014. (864) 492-5138

WANT TO BUY. ATV’s, Pop-Up Campers and Small Travel Trailers. Call 828-429-3935. WANTED: OLD AND NEW AMMO. Reloading supplies. Call 828-245-6756 or cell # 828-2891488. WANT TO BUY CARS, TRUCKS. Trailers, Tractors, Farm Equipment. Must have ID and proof of ownership. Callahan’s Towing. (704) 692-1006

PETS & LIVESTOCK PIGMY GOAT WITH TWO eight week old babies. Both are nannies. Sell only together. Will not separate. $350. 828-248-8060.

GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES. 8 weeks old. CKC reg. These puppies will grow up to be great family protectors. Shots & worming UTD. $300 ea. (704) 466-3135

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COCKAPOO PUPPIES BORN JANUARY. 6 Tails docked, dew clawed. Parents on site. Ready February 21. $200 deposit. Call Greg after 8am. 828-305-2181.

BELGIAN MALINOIS FULL BLOODED PUPS OFF WORKING BLOODLINE. (910) 2805508 davidannegriffin@yahoo. com AKC REGISTERED LAB PUPPIES. Black and chocolate. Ready middle of March. Parents on site. Champion Bloodline. Great disposition. $925. Taking deposits, $250. 704-914-8241

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

FORD BEDLINER 6.5 FT. (Fits 2015-2020 Ford Pickup) Tonneau Hard Cover. $300 (Paid $600) “Like new!” Call (704) 300-7563

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

CEMETERY PLOTS FOR SALE. Two cemetery plots $1600/ea. Or Best Offer. Current market value $1850/ea. Cleveland Memorial Park Cemetery Shelby, NC. Plots located in Chimes Tower section. Seller pays transfer fee (225) 276-8033

CASH FOR YOUR CAR running or not, title or no title. Call Charles Dellinger at Red Road Towing. 704-692-6767, (704) 487-0228

FENDER ACOUSTIC GUITARS. CD60CE, electric pickup and hardcase. Like new. $250. 704-974-4851

BUILDINGS, GARAGES, SHOPS with Concrete Slab. “We Got’Em”and “We do them Turn Key” J. Johnson Sales INC., Forest City, NC. 828-245-5895.

FLAG POLES & FLAGS. 15ft., 20ft., 25ft. “All American Made!” Delivery and installation is available. J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City, NC. Call 828-245-5895.

STORAGE BUILDINGS. “We Buy, Sell, Trade” J. Johnson Sales INC. Forest City, NC 828245-5895.

24 HOUR MOBILE MECHANIC. I will come to you to repair any car, lawnmower or tractor. Honest & reliable. (704) 300-2332


FIREWOOD FOR SALE. All types already split. Can deliver. Truck & Trailer loads, starting at $75. Will negotiate. 704-4667623

I PAY CASH FOR DIABETIC TEST STRIPS. Up to $10 per 100ct. Must be Unused, Unexpired. I’m local and pay fast. (828) 577-4197


FOR SALE. BEST OFFER! Couch excellent Shape, Off White in color $175.00 Round Glass Coffee Table, 36x36 $50.00 call 828-429-1573


DUMP TRAILERS “WE GOT ‘EM”. 6’x10’, 6’x12’ and 7’x14’ (5 & 7 Ton) “All the Options on All! contact J. Johnson Sales, Inc., Forest City. (828) 245-5895


GENERAL LAND MANAGEMENT. Bush Hogging, Backhoe & Box Blade Work. We Do Land Clearing & Cleanup. Driveways and Roads. Tree and Debris Removal. “Reasonable Rates!” Satisfaction Guaranteed! Contact David Gregory at (256) 636-1255

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KENNELS, DOG KENNELS, DOG HOUSES. 7x7x4, 5x10x6, 10x10x4, 10x10x6, 10x20x6, 20x20x6. Roof tops. Delivery & Installation is Available! J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City,NC. 828-245-5895. 8 GAME ROOSTERS $10 EACH. 7 Hens $5 each. 704477-5175, (704) 937-7448

DOBERMAN PINSCHER PUPPIES READY. NOW Born 11/22/21. Full-blooded. All males. 1st shots, tails docked, dew claws removed. CKC $600. 29702 area. Text 864-492-5385 (864) 492-5385 GAME CHICKENS FOR SALE. 980-552-9108.


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PETS & LIVESTOCK ADULT QUAIL $5 EACH. Quail Chicks $1.50 ea. Quail eggs $3 per doz, 50% hatch rate guaranteed. (704) 476-9943



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BEAUTIFUL LABRADOODLES Born 11/14/2021 F2’s. No shedding, 2 males, one red, one black. I also have 2 straight haired doddles (reduced pricing) Vet checked and first shots on all. Text for more info. Located in Gaffney (864) 492-2880





BEAGLE PUPPIES. ONE boyFIVE girls. Puppies will be ready for their forever homes on February 12, 2022. They will have been wormed and 1st shots. $800.00 each. (304) 419-4041

CARS & TRUCKS 2011 FORD RANGER 4 cyl., auto., spray in bedliner, cloth seats. 29,000 miles, $7,995. 828-287-3820.

TAILS UP STANDARD POODLES. AKC registered standard poodle puppies,8 & 9 wks. Parents OFA certified, Embark tested, AKC Reunite microchipped, shots, dewormed, tails docked, no dewclaws, health certificate, ch bloodlines, 2 year guarantee, brown, black, red, apricot, Partis limited 2000, full 2500 website: or Facebook page: Tails Up Standard Poodles (318) 614-1130


2014 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN. Call for Price. Braunability Handicap Van. Side entry ramp. Transfer driver seat. Ideal van for disabled person who uses a wheel chair and can still drive. Equipped to add hand controls. (704) 692-6248

ROSE HILL MEMORIAL PARK PLOTS. For Sale. $800 each for (2) spaces. Section 1, Lot number 74 Spaces 1 & 2. These are in the center section and prime locations. Lawndale, NC 28090 (919) 696-7867 HOUSE FOR SALE. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1996 double wide on 3.3 private wooded acres, approximately 1850 sq ft, brick foundation including steps and porches, open floor plan, fridge, stove, washer and dryer included, connected to county water, carpet and vinyl floors need to be replaced. Casar area. Call 704-284-3331 for more info. $149,000 OBO. Call after 5pm. Lawndale, NC 28090 (704) 284-3331 cookestacy@ TURN YOUR HOUSE INTO CASH? I PURCHASE UNWANTED RENTAL PROPERTY AND/OR STARTER HOMES. MUST BE PRICED TO SELL! “QUICK CLOSINGS”! Call 704-472-0006.



OCEAN LAKES MYRTLE BEACH. Cottage N34. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, den, kitchen, dining, covered deck, near country store. Call Dorcas, 803718-2659.


GREAT FIXER UPPERS WITH LAND. Two Great Fixer uppers with 4.91 acres of land. Excellent location, hwy 21, 2 mins. from I-77 close to town. Houses have hardwood floors and do not leak, just need some TLC. Endless possibilities for this property. Serious inquiries only. $275,000. OBO. Jonesville, NC 28642 (336) 462-5796

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Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Boy Scout Troop 92 takes to slopes at Winterplace By Loretta Cozart Seventeen Scouts and eight leaders from Boy Scout Troop 92 sponsored by Central United Methodist Church took to the slopes at Winterplace Ski Resort in Ghent, WV for skiing fun last January. Several Scouts commented on the recent outing. Nathaniel K. said “I enjoyed the skiing, playing in the pool, and the Italian food at Casablanca. This is one of my favorite trips we go on. “ “I teamed up with Jed and Nate and we went on a lot of easy but fun trails, and we got to sleep in a hotel this trip which was fun,” said Joey S. “We also had a bunch of new Scouts go and some people decided to snowboard--so a bunch of people took lessons which was good! At the end of the trip, we did ‘roses and thorns’ and we had a lot of good roses meaning that most

people had fun on this trip. We did not have many thorns either...except for people wiping out.” “I enjoyed learning to ski for the first time and swimming in the indoor pool at the hotel,” commended Zane O. “I enjoyed skiing at Winterplace. Mostly the freedom of skiing with my friends, said Wade H. “We had the freedom to ski where we wanted and eat when we were hungry. The weather was cold but once you were skiing and the sun was out you warned up. It was a great day. I can’t wait till next year!” Boy Scout Troop 92 meets locally on Monday nights. If you would like more information, please visit us online at https://www.troopwebhost. org/Troop92KingsMountain/

Scouts get their gear before skiing.

Seventeen Scouts and eight leaders from Boy Scout Troop 92 made the trip to Winterplace in West Virginia for a January ski trip. (Photos by BSA Troop 92)

Scouts wait at the top before heading down the slope.


Ski School prepares the troop for the safety on the slopes.

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A welcome break to eat and warm up.

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