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5 May Primary winners Move on to Nov. 6 election

Chad Gunter will graduate Saturday from Grace Academy, starting Kindergarten there 13 years ago when the school was organized. A total of 140 students from K-3-12 are now enro lled. Photo by LIB STEWART

Eddie Holbrook, Chris Gash, Ted Alexander, Rep. Kelly Hastings and US Rep. Patrick McHenry were the big winners among 22 candidates in the May 8 Primary and now move on to the November general election where they face opposition. Incumbent Eddie Holbrook and Chris Gash defeated Todd McIntosh

during the Democratic primary in Cleveland County with Gash, a newcomer to politics, securing the highest number of votes. Gash received 3,094 or 43.86 percent and Holbrook received 2,114 or 29.97 percent of the votes. McIntosh received 1,846 or 26.97 percent of the vote as a light turnout of people went to the polls. Holbrook has served as

county commissioner for 12 years and is currently chairman of the board. In 2011 Gash was the youngest politician elected in Cleveland County and served as mayor pro tem in his hometown in Kingstown where he is pastor of New Zion Baptist Church and a former employee of the Department of Social Services having See WINNERS, Page 7A

Chad Gunter Jr. beat the odds and graduates Saturday ELIZABETH STEWART

By the Grace of God and the love of his adoring parents and sister, Chad Eric Gunter Jr., 18, affectionately called “Wiggles,” will receive his high school diploma Saturday, a feat that no one ever dreamed he could accomplish. Chad was born July 15, 1999 with Down Syndrome and his parents, Robin and Chad Eric Gunter Sr., were given little hope from doctors that Chad would talk and walk or go to school. Those people should see

him now. Chad has sent out 200 invitations to his graduation. “I don’t want gifts, I just want my friends to come.” Doors opened for Chad when Stephanie and Rev. Mike Chambers founded Hope Christian Academy, now Grace Academy, 13 years ago. Chad’s parents enrolled him in kindergarten and Tim Barrett was principal. Chad had been attending Pre-School in Gastonia. Chad’s remarkable story is his sister Shannon’s love story too. Shannon is 18 years older than her brother. She graduated Kings Moun-

tain High School in 2000 and her brother was a baby. Shannon quit her office job and started back to school with her little brother. Every day she accompanied “Wiggles” to Grace Academy for 13 years. “I am so proud of him and I hope he can go further in his education.’’ And if there is other special training for a special student Shannon will go with her brother to class every day. Shannon and her husband, Bruce Messer, have two little ones: Shalee, 5, and Waylon, 5. Her Mom See GUNTER, Page 7A

Teachers will get raises: Moore Teachers in Cleveland County and all over North Carolina will receive an a v e r a g e TIM MOORE $4,412 raise between 2017 and 2019 as the state placed top-2 in the U. S. for fastest rising educator salaries twice over that period, part of a teacher appreciation agenda in the state General Assembly that delivered five consecutive pay raises to educators since

2014. North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) released key factors demonstrating the state legislature’s commitment to educators on National Teacher Appreciation Day. While salaries have increased as much as 48% for thousands of teachers, a number of new bonus programs are also increasing educator pay in North Carolina. Moore said. “When we peel back the political rhetoric on teacher pay, the facts indicate North Carolina educators received considerable gains in com-

pensation for the incredible work they do in our schools,’’ Moore added. “In the N. C. House, we prioritize every child’s education with the goal of results that improve student performance. With five consecutive years of higher salaries for teachers, families can expect a better education from North Carolina schools, ’Moore said. The Speaker announced these key facts on teacher pay in North Carolina. • In 2018 a fifth consecutive pay raise will be provided to North Carolina teachers. See TEACHERS Page 7A

Motorists pay more at the pumps Motorists may pay more at the pumps this summer in part due to the White House’s decision to re-impose sanctions on Iran. At $2.87, the national gas price average jumped six

cents on the week. Motorists are seeing 19 percent of gas stations selling gas for $3.01 or more. Today’s national average is 16-cents more expensive than one month ago and 53-cents more than one year ago. Pump prices have jumped across the Carolinas as well. North Carolina’s average

($2.70) is up three cents on the week and South Carolina’s $2.57 is up two cents on the week. Today’s NC average is 50-cents more than a year ago, while SC’s average is 56-cents more than last year. “The Administration’s move combined with the See PUMP, Page 7A

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Twenty-two Kings Mountain High School students also studied at Cleveland Community College this year and participated in the college finals exercises. Photo submitted

22 KMHS students in CCC finals Twenty-two Kings Mountain High School students completed courses at Cleveland Community College and were eligible to participate in recent graduation exercises at the college. Bailey Bennett, Ian Bishop, Samuel Etters, Collin Franks, Nathan Lease, Rafael Miranda-Perez, Timothy McRae Moore, Katherine Pittman, McKenzie

Pullen, Jada Roberts, Frank Stump, Steven Tomberlin and Travis Wright completed Criminal Justice Technology. Mechanical Drafting Engineering graduates were Collin Briggs, Zanden Cox, Caleb Mayes and Hunter Cabaniss. Michael Brown and Thomas Edwards completed Basic Welding Technology.

Fire Protection Technology graduates were Jonathan Clucas, Caleb Smith and Joshua Sheffield. Justin Watkins, Andrew Gibbs, Clayton Dodgen, and James Tucker Carroll completed n Mechanical Drafting Technology. Richard Brackett completed basic Welding Technology.

Dramatic drop in crime rate Not a matter of good luck Clevel a n d County has experienced a dramatic d r o p across several SHERIFF importNORMAN ant crime indices, Sheriff Alan Norman says. But he adds, “This is not just a matter of good luck. Rather, it is the result of a well-constructed, multi-faceted plan to address crime in our county. The various divisions of our agency work extremely well together to target crime. Each brings different abilities to the fight against crime. There is not one single initiative that has led to

the reduction in crime in our county, but several programs. Additionally, citizens who are well-educated about crime prevention and always alert, prove to be powerful allies in our fight against criminals. ‘’ Upon first taking office, Sheriff Norman immediately rebranded the agency’s Interstate Criminal Enforcement team to the Community Interdiction Team. The respective names communicate the intent of each. While the ICE team was tasked with finding drugs as they traveled through Cleveland County’s ten-mile stretch of Interstate 85, the team that replaced it was focused on criminal predators in our neighborhoods. Instead of the unit working a remote area of our county, looking for passers-through, they now

concentrate on quality of life issues that face our citizens at home. CIT conducts numerous presentations on Crime Prevention, empowering residents with knowledge. There are a few tips that can tremendously help citizens to avoid being the victims of crime: • Always lock your doors and windows • Lock your vehicle doors and don’t leave valuables inside • Don’t let strangers into your home • Keep your residence well-lit, inside and out • Record make, model and serial number information for all of your valuables • Take photographs of your valuables, particularly See DROP, Page 7A

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■ OBITUARIES Barbara Jackson

Samuel Forrest Fitch KINGS MOUNTAIN Samuel Forrest Fitch, 84, of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away on May 13, 2018 at CMC Pineville in Pineville, NC. He was born in Cleveland County, NC, son of the late George C. Fitch and Ila Curtis Fitch and was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Barbara Agnes Fitch, his daughter, Donna Fitch, brothers Jack and Mike Fitch and sisters, Helen, Bonnie and Lib. Samuel graduated top in his class from Grover High School. He was famous in Cleveland County for picking 300 pounds of cotton in a single day. Samuel was a Christian who enjoyed listening to Southern gospel music and the Grand Ole Opry. He enjoyed gardening and watching baseball. Samuel was a walking encyclopedia of information. He loved playing the piano and singing and in his younger years, sang and played at many churches around the area. He was a loving father, brother and grandfather and will be missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his sons, Chris Fitch and wife, Teresa, Kings Mountain, and David Fitch of Blacksburg, SC; brother, Jim Fitch; sister, Linda Greene and husband, Butch, Polkville; brother-in-law Leroy Styers, Bessemer City; and grandchildren Brittany Bell, Kelly Lyda and Tonya Bailey; great-grandchildren Landon Bell, Karmen Bailey, Carson Bailey, Rhylie Paige Locust, Damien Bell, Addie Paige Lyda and Katelyn Paige Bailey. The graveside service will be conducted Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Mountain Rest Cemetery in Kings Mountain officiated by Dr. Rev. Steve Taylor. The family will speak with friends immediately following the service in the cemetery. Interment is in Mountain Rest Cemetery in Kings Mountain. A guest register is available at www.HarrisFunerals. com Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain, NC, is in charge of arrangements.

Pam Martin KINGS MOUNTAIN - Pam Martin, 57 of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away on May 7, 2018 at her home. She was born in Cleveland County, NC. the daughter of the late Gerald D. Hipp. Pam was a 1978 graduate of Kings Mountain Senior High School. She was a loving caretaker to her mother and enjoyed spending time with her family, and especially loved her time with her grandchildren and god-daughter. Pam enjoyed riding motorcycles and spending time at the beach. She was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, godmother and friend who will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Surviving are her husband of 39 years, Michael Von Martin of the home; son Michael Martin and wife, Kelley, Belmont; daughter Jennifer Martin and fiancé Charles Knight, Gaffney, SC; her mother, Hazel Childers Hipp of Kings Mountain; sister, Debra Hipp Fletcher and husband, Mike, Kings Mountain; grandchildren Wyatt and Maxwell Martin of Belmont; nephew Nicholas Ramey of Kings Mountain and god-daughter Alexis Bradley of Kings Mountain. The graveside service was conducted Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 1 p.m. at Mountain Rest Cemetery in Kings Mountain, NC with Pastor Eddie Gray officiating Visitation was Wednesday, May 9, 2018 from 6-8 p.m. at Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain, NC. Interment was in Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain, NC A guest register is available at Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain, was in charge of arrangements.

Gloria Jean Kirby Smith KINGS MOUNTAIN - Gloria Jean Kirby Smith, 74, of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away on May 8, 2018 at Caromont Health Gaston in Gastonia, NC. She was born in Cherokee County, SC, to the late James Ezell Kirby and Mary Eleanor Cumberford. Gloria was also preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Reverend Clarence E. Smith Jr and by two brothers, Don and Tony Kirby. She was a member of Pathway Baptist Church for many years. Gloria enjoyed sitting on her porch and watching birds and loved spending time with her grandchildren. Gloria was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and will be missed by everyone who knew her. Gloria and Buddy are now together forever. Reunited exactly one year apart sharing the same Heavenly birthday. Surviving are daughters Sonya Smith Crawford and husband Ronald, Boiling Springs, NC, Shannon Smith Bagwell and husband Brent, Kings Mountain, NC, and Miranda Shea Smith, Kings Mountain, NC; brother, Steve Kirby, Blacksburg, SC; sister Naomi Smith and husband, Freddy, Seymour, TN; grandchildren Brandon Panther, Mark Crawford and wife, Holly, Chase Panther and wife Kaitlyn, Jeff Crawford and wife, Jessica, Daniel Bagwell, David James Bagwell, Paige Bagwell, Jayden Smith and Kylar Smith; seven great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, other family members, church members that loved her dearly and her beloved dog, Jewels. The memorial service was conducted Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Kings Mountain, with Rev. James Hamrick officiating the service. The family received friends and loved ones immediately following the service until 1 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of First Presbyterian Church. Memorials may be made to Pathway Baptist Church, 3100 Parkdale Circle, Kings Mountain, NC 28086. A guest register is available at www.harrisfunerals. com Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain, NC, was in charge of arrangements.

Elaine Goforth Clack

NICEVILLE, FL Elaine Goforth Clack, 80, of Niceville, FL, passed away in Charlotte, NC April 30, 2018 at Brookdale Carriage Club in Charlotte, NC. Elaine was born August 3, 1937 to the late Rufus Hall Goforth and Georgia Lee Goforth. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Clack, her brother, Robert Hall Goforth and his wife Frances, and her brother William (Bud) Goforth. Elaine is survived by her brother Raymond Earl Goforth and wife Winnie, of Myrtle Beach, SC and sister-in-law Ruth Goforth of Salisbury, NC, four step children, and two nieces and six nephews. Also, special friends Marjorie Gray, Kay Longnecker of Niceville, FL, and her precious dog Beau. After graduation from Kings Mountain High School, Elaine worked with Exxon Oil Company living in Charlotte, Memphis, Tennessee, and Houston, Texas wherever her job took her. Elaine and husband John, moved to Niceville, FL after her retirement to their forever home at Bluewater Bay. A memorial service will be held at 10:00am on Friday, June 1st, 2018 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Niceville, FL with interment to follow at 1:30pm in Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola, FL. A celebration of life service for Mrs. Clack will be held from 3:00-5:00PM on Sunday, June 24, 2018 at Warehouse 242, 2307 Wilkinson Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28208. In lieu of flowers the family has requested memorial donations be made to Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region, 1420 East Seventh Street, Charlotte, NC 28204. Online condolences can be made at Stanly Funeral Home, Niceville, FL, is in charge of arrangements.

BLACKSBURG, SC Barbara Rose Dover Jackson, 77, of 1449 Blacksburg Highway, went home to be with the Lord May 7, 2018, at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. Born in Mount Holly, NC she was the wife of the late Earn Lee Dover and the late Leon Jackson. She was the daughter of the late Ed Rose and Beulah Neeley Rose. She was a member of Love Valley Baptist Church, Kings Mountain, NC. She is survived by six children - Mary and Danny Tucker, Audrey and London Crawley, Ricky and Tina Dover, Sandra and Paul Dixon, Samuel and Yvonne Dover, and Sonya and Terry Dover Stacy; two daughtersin-law - Sherry Rose and Amy Dover; 21 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two brothers - Dennis Rose and Steve Rose; and a special son - Barry Philbeck, who is also her pastor. In addition to both her husbands and parents, she is preceded in death by three sons - Bobby Joe Rose, Arn Lee Dover and John Thomas Dover; one granddaughter Sharon Rising; one grandson -Jeffrey Haney; one sister Helen Jones, and one brother - Jackie Wallace - Rose. The family received friends Thursday, May 10, 2018, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at Love Valley Baptist Church. A Celebration of Life Service began at 1 p.m., with Rev. Barry Philbeck and Rev. Michael Lindsey officiating. Burial followed at Canaan United Methodist Church Cemetery, Smyrna, SC. At other times, the family will be at the home of Sandra Dixon, 1449 Blacksburg Highway, Blacksburg, SC. Pallbearers were Wayne Rose, Michael Jones, Thomas Dover, Danny Lee Tucker, Christopher Smith and Tyler Watkins. E-condolences may be made at White Columns Funeral Service, Blacksburg, SC, was in charge of arrangements.

Jerry Beam Payne PICKENS, SC - Jerry Beam Payne of Pickens, SC, passed away Sunday May 6, 2018 at 11p.m. Jerry is survived by his wife of 32 years, Cynthia Payne, adopted daughter Michelle Gunderson (Glenn) of Stockbridge, GA; four grandchildren, Megan Gunderson, Mallory Gunderson, Garrett Gunderson and Morgan Gunderson, all of Stockbridge, GA; two great-grandchildren, Kami Branner and Liam Lucarell of Stockbridge, GA; two nephews, Stan Strickland

(Eve) of Lois, SC and Jay Strickland of Florence, SC; and one niece Audra Martinez of Dallas, TX. Jerry was an avid fisherman and loved golf for all of his life. He was a member of Raptor’s Flying Club, R.C. planes, however, he could no longer enjoy his hobbies due to health concerns. Dillard Funeral Home and Dignity Memorial, Pickens, SC, was in charge of arrangements.

Next KMLT show June 1 Kings Mountain Little Theatre presents the family-friendly youth production of “Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook,” based on the best-selling book series by Barbara Park and directed by Nikki Wood with assistance from Erica Carpenter, Assistant Director, and Cayce Gehring, Producer. The play is running for one weekend only and opens at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 1st at Joy Performance Center located at 202 S. Railroad Avenue, Kings Mountain. Additional shows are 3 p.m. and 7:30 pm, Saturday, June 2nd, and 3 p.m. Sunday, June 3rd. In the story, something terrible happened to Junie B. Jones at school. Someone stole her new furry mittens! So, when Junie B. finds a wonderful pen of many colors, she figures she should be allowed to keep it because finders keepers, losers weepers. Adding to the plot is a new handsome boy in kindergarten. The problem is both Grace and Lucile, Junie B’s best friends, want him to be their boyfriend. But maybe he will love Junie B. when he sees her pen. The cast includes Skylar Smith (Junie B Jones), Sydney Bridges (Grace), Avery Cupp (Lucille), Tyler Wills (Handsome Warren/Grandpa/Cop), Bryleigh Weigum (Mrs), Tanner Funderburk (Ricardo), Teresa Greene (Meanie Jen), AJ Fulton (Leonard/Mitten Crook/ Fireman), Railey Bolt (Shirley/ Parrot), Noah Bolton (Herbert/ Grampa Frank Miller), BreAnn Jenkins (Grouchy Typing Lady), Emily Jones (Principal), Sadie Forbes (Pink Fluffy Girl), AnnaLee Sibley-Newton (Mother). Tickets at the box office are $10 each. For further information or season member reservations please call 704-730-9408. Online tickets may be purchased at The $10 ticket price includes taxes and processing fees. Contact the theatre at or visit Kings Mountain Little Theatre, Inc. is a volunteer-based, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization. It is supported in part by a Grassroots Grant from the North Carolina Arts Council and is a funded affiliate of the Cleveland

County Arts Council.

New Life Family Worship to celebrate 20th anniversary New L i f e Family Worship Center, 428 Oak Grove Road, w i l l DR. ROBERT ENG celebrate its 20th anniversary Sunday, May 20, at morning worship. Lunch and afternoon events are also open to the public. Dr. Robert Eng III founded the church in 1998 and is Senior Pastor with Rev. Susan Eng as co-pastor. Their daughter Heather Sherrill is Children’s Pastor. A 20-year dedication video will feature the service. Dr. Eng, 62, attended 22 military schools with the US Special Forces

and holds three Doctorates – Theology, Christian Pyschology and Christian Education. During his Martial Arts career spanning 30 years he owns seven Eng Schools, is a 10th Degree Black Belt, trained over 1,000 men and women to black belt levels, and was inducted in the Kings Mountain Sports Hall of Fame in 2008. He is a graduate of Kings Mountain High School. Dr. Eng was ordained in 1993 and has been Senior Pastor of New Life Family Worship Center since he founded the church 20 years ago He is the author of many books, a church planter, on 10 Christian organization boards, a superintendent of Foursquare Gospel and a Rector of World Care Theological Institute.,

Pastor Myron Cheek will give the welcome and offer prayer and guest speakers will be Mayor Scott Neisler, Dr. Moses Nueman, and Rev. Oscar Stalcup. The New Life Praise Team will offer praise and worship, Rev. Jack Justice III will review the past 20 years in his presentation “20 Years New Life” and Dr. Eng will make closing remarks. Lunch will be served from 12:15-2 p.m. and afternoon activities will include corn hole, train ride, climbing tower, and face painting from 2-3 p.m.; Wiffle ball homerun derby, jump house and Oak Grove fire department rides from 3-4 p.m. Wiffleball game and pony rides from 4-5 p.m. and gift card/giveaways and food from 5-6 p.m. Good Tymes inflat-

ables of Lenoir, Oak Grove Fire Department, and Little Red Ranch of Clover, SC and Mr. BG’s Fun Foods are participating I n the event. New Life Family Wor-

ship Center is a church with nine ordained pastors built by God “A Green Church,’’ built with demolition businesses in the tricounty area of Cleveland, Gaston and Lincoln counties. The church duplicates

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and was the high school chorus director. She finished her career in the Gaston County School System, Part-time Coordinator of Music for elementary music teachers, and Coordinator of Music for elementary teachers, band directors, choral directors and the Supervisor of music personnel. Margaret Cole McGinnis has been a member of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International since 1955 serving on local committees as well as serving as the Eta State Recording Secretary in 1979. A charter member in Beta Epsilon and Delta Tau Chapters, Margaret is an active, involved member who continues to mentor and encourage our younger chapter members. She has been a faithful member and Choir Director for adults, youth, and children at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Kings Mountain for 27 years. Margaret has been a volunteer for Hospice Cleveland County 27 years. She is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Kings Mountain Woman’s Club, Tuesday Evening Study Club, and the American Legion Auxiliary.

(right) Margaret graduated from Appalachian State University with a B.S. degree in Music Education and received an M.A. degree in Music Education from Peabody School of Education at Vanderbilt University. She taught for 42 years in the North Carolina school systems. She began her career in Elkin City Schools teaching elementary music high school chorus. Later she moved to Kings Mountain and taught elementary music

Bess-Alice Hambright Phifer (left) Bess attended and graduated from Asheville Normal and Teachers College. She was the only child in her fam-

Our Teachers Are Tops! Kings Mountain Intermediate School’s Teacher Spotlight: All Our Fabulous Teachers At KMIS And Cleveland County Schools!

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In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, KMIS’ administration would like to thank all of our faculty and staff for the hard work and dedication they provide to our students each and every day. KMIS also wants to thank ALL the faculty and staff of Cleveland County Schools. Our students are fortunate to be impacted by the love, compassion, and commitment demonstrated by the staff and teachers of our county. A BIG THANK YOU to all the staff of KMIS and Cleveland County Schools. We could not do it without you!! Thank you for all you do!!! You are very appreciated.

ily, one of eight, who graduated from college. Upon graduation, she taught 6th grade for five years at Waco Graded School in Waco, North Carolina. She also coached the high school girls’ basketball team for five years while teaching in Waco. Once World War II began, and wanting to do her part, Bess worked at the shell manufacturing plant in Charlotte, North Carolina where they made 40 mm shells. Bess served during the war in the American National Red Cross from 1943 to 1946 and held Red Cross positions in both Hawaii and Guam. She was a recreation worker and then rose to the leadership position at Kilauea Military Camp, where the Red Cross Camp provided R&R for soldiers who, in groups of 500, spent 5 days before returning to battle. Bess earned the rank of Lieutenant within the American National Red Cross. Bess taught for Kings Mountain City Schools from 1966-1988, first at West Elementary and then Central School and served as a math consultant, with a total of 27-years of service to North Carolina students. After she retired at age 72, she continued to substitute for four years. One of her teaching gifts was her ability to analyze student’s work, determine their weaknesses or learning gaps, and find/ develop strategies and materials to facilitate learning success. In many cases, students made more than a years progress while under her leadership. Always active at Boyce Memorial Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Kings Mountain, she was recognized for having taught Sunday School for 50 years. At Boyce Memorial she continues to participate in worship, the Halliday Hamilton Circle and Loving Stitches, a ministry for making prayer shawls for Hospice. She knits and crochets hats, booties, etc., for the Bonclarken gift shop. She is an active member of the Magnolia Garden Club. She has shared her flowers and floral arrangements throughout her adult life, both at church and in the community. Until recently was a member of the Kings Mountain Study Club. Connie Phifer Lavell made the presentations.

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On April 28th at the Eta State NC Delta Kappa Gamma Society International President’s Banquet at the Hilton Charlotte University Place, President Connie Phifer Savell presented the Order of the Long Leaf Pine to two unique ladies. The Order of the Long Leaf Pine is the highest honor of recognition designated only by the Governor of North Carolina. It is granted to employees with 30 or more years of employment with the State or for exemplary community services that demonstrate a significant impact in improving a local community. It is presented to individuals who have a proven record of extraordinary service to the state of North Carolina

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CLUB GIVES SCHOLARSHIPS – Front row, from left Noah Saldo, Sireca Logan and Trevor Brown, winners of scholarships from Grover Area Women’s Club. Back row, Betsy Wells, left, Louise C aveny, Paulette Peeler, Nancy Robbs, Carolyn Batchler, Judy Saldo, Patty Hughes and Anna Grace Hughes. Photo submitted

Three students win Club scholarships GROVER - The Grover Area Women’s Club gave three $250 scholarships to three very deserving high school seniors May 10 at a banquet for the students and their families at Grover Town Hall. Trevor Brown, son of Jerry and Natoshia Brown, will graduate from Kings

Mountain High School and then go to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to pursue a career as an Oncology Doctor. Sireca Logan, daughter of Leonard and Ilea L ogan, will graduate from Kings Mountain High School and then go to Winston-Salem State Uni-

versity to pursue a career as an OBGYN Doctor or Midwife. Noah Saldo, son of David and Wendy Saldo, will graduate from Early College High School and then go to Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science to pursue a career as a Funeral Director.

FORMER MAYOR HONORED - At the Y’s Annual Community Prayer Breakfast last Friday, Kings Mountain Family YMCA recognized former Mayor Rick Murphrey with the YMCA’s Servant Leader Award. It was for his two decades of leadership to our local community and county. Pictured are former Mayor Murphrey, guest speaker Jim Morgan and Sandra Murphrey. Photo contributed

TWO MAYORS MEET – Mayor Scott Neisler welcomes Mayor Luo Jiaming, left, from Meishan, a city of three million people in Sichuan Province of China. Both were visiting Albemarle Corporation in Kings Mountain and Neisler presented Jiaming with a key to the city and a proclamation his staff created in the Chinese language. “Mayor Jiaming was overwhelmed reading it in his language,’’ said the mayor. Photo contributed

Wellness Luncheon Saturday The Gastonia Chapter of las Amiga, Inc. will hold a wellness luncheon Saturday, May 19, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Bynum Chapel AME Zion

Church fellowship hall, 213 N. Cansler St., Kings Mountain. Michelle Mills, Marketing Consultant for Partners in Primary Care, a Senior Focused Primary, is

guest speaker. Door prizes will be presented/ Call Gale at 704-739-1169 or Brenda at 704-484-8477 by Wednesday (today) for reservations.

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■ POLICE ARRESTS MAY 10: Heather Marie Douglas, 30, 308 W. Gold St. Apt.5, simple assault, criminal summons. MAY 10: Christopher Scott Atkins, 30, 1711 Northwood Dr., breaking and entering. MAY 11: Timothy Richard Stamey, 27, 616 E. Gold St., breaking and entering, $7500 secured bond. MAY 11: David Reese Barrett, 48, 606 Landing St., DWI, $5,000 unsecured bond. MAY 12: Bobby Clay Cooper Jr., 44, Shelby, order for arrest, $10,000 secured bond. CITATIONS MAY 7: Jeremy Andrew Moretz, 41, Crescent Hill Road, violation of city ordinance. MAY 7: Steven Travis Seay, 34, Cherryville, improper passing. MAY 8: Whitney Shantell Hayes, 26, Shelby, speeding carelessly. MAY 9: Raekwon Malik Edward Kelly, 22, Gastonia, possession of marijuana, transporting spirituous liquor in the passenger area of motor vehicle, driving with revoked license. MAY 10: Kasual Nechandon Gill, 21, 1119 Groves St., no liability insurance, no registration of vehicle, no liability insurance, no vehicle tag, failure to carry valid driver’s license. MAY 11: Timothy Daniel Hamilton, 31, Shelby, fictitious tag, vehicle rear lamps violation INCIDENTS MAY 6: A resident of Ramseur Street reported that four checks were forged that were written to her. MAY 7: Kings Mountain High School, Phifer Road, reported a lost Chrome book valued at $232. MAY 7: A resident of Mountain Street reported a break-in and theft of a Sanyo TV valued at $262; a PlayStation valued at $250; a Samsung TV valued at $200; and a Sanyo TV valued at $300. MAY 7: A resident of Stowe Acres reported theft of a vehicle tag. MAY 9: A resident of Oriental Avenue reported theft of a white Moped val-

ued at $4300. MAY 10: A resident of Grover reported that the front fender of his car was damaged while he was in a grocery store on Shelby Road. MAY 10: Glow and Grow Beauty Supply & Delivery, 233 S. Battleground Ave., reported shoplifting of lip balm and a bronze colored wig. MAY 10: A resident of West King Street reported theft of two cellular telephones valued at over $2000. MAY 11: Dollar Tree Store 2107, 608 E. King St., reported that someone was found hiding inside of the business knowing that the store was closed for normal working hours. MAY 11: A resident of N. Piedmont Ave. reported theft of a Ford Ranger Pickup valued at $1500 and a debit card and then charging nearly $1,000 in items on his card at two local businesses. MAY 12: Wendy’s, 713 York Road, reported that someone forcefully took $20 out of a cash register and left the store. WRECKS MAY 8: Officer F. L. Wittington said that Robert Allen Burgess, Newton, operating a 2011 Ford and trailer with a mower on the back of the truck, and Timothy William Messick, 328 Saint Luke Church Rd., operating a 2013 Kia, hit on NC 216 when Burgess was swinging wide to turn into a driveway. Property damage was estimated a t $7500. MAY 8: Officer F. L. Wittington said that Bobby Lafayette Pearson, 914 Henry St., operating a 2000 Dodge, struck a 2012 Ford operated by Janene Evans Jackson of Cherryville at a stoplight on Mountain and Cansler Streets. Property damage was estimated at $4,000. MAY 9: Officer M. D. Butler said that Brice Devin Long, 442 El Bethel Road, operating a 1992 Chevrolet, was traveling North on Phifer Road. Ashley Carroll, 104 Country Club Road, operating a 2017 Honda and Phoutasinh Silaphet, 314 Amhurst Dr., operating a 1999 Nissan, were slowing to a stop at the stoplight at

the intersection of Phifer Road and Fulton Drive. Long said he looked down and when he looked up again the Carroll vehicle was stopping, and he tried to slow to avoid the crash but could not. Property damage was estimated at $3100. MAY 9: Officer J. L. Dee said that a hit and run driver struck a 2003 Toyota operated by Ethan Jacob Simmons, 603 Crescent Circle, at the intersection of S. Railroad Avenue and Hawthorne Street. Property damage was estimated at $1,000. MAY 9: Officer H. W. Carpenter said that William Henry Howard, Gastonia, operating a 1998 Honda, was traveling south on NC 161 when he was forced to stop. Jensen Brielle Fleisher, 101 Marcella Dr., operating a 2000 Toyota, failed to reduce speed and rear-ended the Honda. Property damage was estimated at $6,000, MAY 9: Officer Brent Herndon said that William Albert Queen III, 1007 Cleveland Ave, backed out of a driveway and hit a 1 988 Mazda operated by Paul Lewis Pressley, 507 Wilson St., traveling on Oriental Ave. Property damage was estimated at $2500. MAY 9: Officer K. L. Putnam said that Martinez Esperanza Martinez, 500 Bridges Dr., operating a 2003 Chevrolet, backed into a 2013 Mazda sitting in the drive-through at Hardee’s and operated by Valerie Clontz Singalevitch, 114 Whetstine Road. Property damage was estimated at $1500 to the Singalevitch vehicle. MAY 11: Officer Josh Brant said that Donald Adam Retemiah, Lithonia, GA, operating a 2016 Chevrolet, was traveling South on I-85 when a recap off a semi truck hit his windshield and shattered glass inside the vehicle. All passengers and the driver were not injured. Property damage was estimated at $800.

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Deputies arrest Bolin on Meth charge Depu t i e s with the Clevel a n d County Sheriff’s Departm e n t BOLIN c o n ducted a traffic stop on Dixon School Road near Bethlehem Road May 7 and arrested Dustin Lee Bolin and charged him



Southern Arts Society (SASi) in Kings Mountain, announces new classes for May and June. (SASi) offers a variety of free monthly programs along with paid classes and workshops for all skill levels. Students must pre-register and pay for classes in advance. Information is available at SASi, by phone 704-739-5585, or online at www.southernartssociety. org. There you will find a detailed class description and a list of supplies required for the student to bring. Members of SASi save on class fees. General Membership starts at $25 a year. In addition, SASi sponsors the Shutter Light Photography Group, the Colored Pencil Club, and the Knit and Crochet Group, all

meeting at Southern Arts Society. These group meetings are free and open to public to attend. Southern Arts Society (SASi) Gift Shop & Gallery is located at 301 N. Piedmont Ave. at the intersection of Piedmont and Battleground Avenues in the historic Southern Railway Depot in Kings Mountain. SASi offers a gift shop, ongoing exhibits and art competitions, programs and classes in a variety of media for artists of all levels. Gift Shop & Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 10 am to 4 pm. Admission is Free. For more information please visit or call 704.739.5585. Thursday Morning Open Studio Every Thursday bring your current art project to


were Deputy Aaron Shumate and Deputy Derek Toney. “This is another example of the hard work done by the men and women of the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office. I commend Deputy Shumate and Deputy Toney for their continuing efforts to combat drug trafficking of any illegal drugs which have an adverse effect on our community,’’ said Sheriff Alan Norman.



Sheriff’s Officers arrest 5 in drug investigations Sheriff Alan Norman says there are severe consequences for dealing drugs in Cleveland County and drug investigations are a huge priority for the Sheriff’s Office. “We are taking the fight to the drug dealers every day and citizens can help by calling 704-484-4987 and providing information on drug dealers in their community. Officers with the Sheriff’s Department arrested five suspects the week of April 30th for alleged drug violations and have outstanding warrants on two more suspects. ARRESTS WEEK OF APRIL 30 Bobby Gene Valentine, 26, 1011 Earl Road, Shelby, possession with intent to sell,

deliver cocaine; possession of marijuana; speeding; no bond. Callen N. Webster, 34, 778 Hamrick Road, Shelby, two counts possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver methamphetamine, sell methamphetamine, $10,000 secured bond. William Fay Bridges Jr., 37, 778 Hamrick Road, Shelby, possession with intent to manufacture, sell, deliver methamphetamine, possession of firearm by felon, $20,000 secured bond. Mark Solomon Keith, 57, 2106 E. Anne St., Gastonia, two counts trafficking heroin, possession with intent to manufacture, sell, deliver marijuana, $150,000 secured

bond. Travis Earl Robinson, 33, 1909 Shelby Road, Kings Mountain, possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver methamphetamine, sell methamphetamine, no bond. WANTED SUSPECTS WEEK OF APRIL 30 Richard Eugene Bates, 38, 105 High Ridge Court, Kings Mountain, possession with intent to manufacture, sell, deliver methamphetamine; sell methamphetamine. Brad Michael Cavanaugh, 33, 815 Bethlehem Road, Lot 18, Kings Mountain, possession with intent to manufacture, sell, deliver methamphetamine; sell methamphetamine.

Riley Brock named to “Who’s Who” Riley Brock, Kings Mountain student at Gardner-Webb University and Exercise Science major, is among 30 students named to the 201718 list of “Who’s Who

New classes in May and June at Southern Arts Society by JEWEL REAVIS

with trafficking in methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. After searching Bolin’s car, deputies allegedly found 42.1 grams of methamphetamine with a street value of $1500 in his back seat and another $397 cash in the car. Bolin was jailed at Cleveland County Detention Center under a $100,000 bond., The arresting officers

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The Fruit of the Spirit (9 Part Series) does peace mean to you? Do Part you have true peace? Most Three, everyone desires peace in the PEACE world, and certainly peace for their own life. However, “But most people do not underthe fruit stand peace or how to obtain of the it. Truthfully, peace isn’t Spirit is something we obtain; peace love, joy, p e a c e , DR. JONATHAN is something we become as God’s Spirit gains control of M. BUNDON patience, our lives. By relinquishing kindness, Worship Pastor goodness, First Baptist Church control of our own lives and relying on God, we can find faithfulness, gentleness, and self-con- peace. Only by God’s Spirit trol. Against such things there of peace can a person face life’s uncertain times with a is no law.” Galatians 5:22-23 If you are just now join- calm assurance that God is in ing us, we are exploring the control. Notice I did not say fruit of the Spirit and explic- we will always understand the itly dealing with one aspect uncertain times. Thus I ask a each week. Today let us look series of questions, what prethrough the lens of God’s love vents peace in your life? When as we consider peace. What you rest your head on your pil-

low, what keeps you awake? What causes you worry? Do you pop antacids like candy? Is there something unsettled in your soul? The Apostle Paul understood the unsettled soul. Paul writes “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7). Given this, Dr. Calvin Miller concludes “It is no surprise Jesus is called the Prince of Peace.” Therefore, you cannot know real peace until you are ruled by the Prince of Peace. We must first be at peace with God before

showing the peace of God to others. To be sure, we will face hardships both external and internal. Take heart, “God’s peace isn’t the absence of strife but rather the presence of God in the midst of our strife” (Calvin Miller). When we allow Christ full access to our heart and life, we let Christ into our turmoil. Never forget, Jesus won our peace on the cross, and His sacrifice gives us access to God the Father so that we need not fear. If you are like me, however, I do not always rest in his peace. At times I look at the circumstances rather than The Creator. I rely on my strength instead of relying on the Almighty God. In those times, one can try and find tempo-

rary peace in the world’s solutions, but utterly fail without Christ. I write this with full confidence, “my relationship with Christ directly affects my peace.” What is keeping you from having peace? Lay it down and give it to God. It is never too late. Consequently, once we are at peace with God, then we can be peacemakers for God. Jesus offers us the gift of peace; will you accept his gift? I conclude this post with a blessing Aaron used to bless the people of God and this is my prayer for you. “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace” (Numbers 6:24-26).

Debra Perry and Jaidyn’s Call will be live in concert at Harvest Baptist Church. 144 Ware Road, Saturday, May 19, at 7 p.m. Everyone welcome.

Heritage Day Saturday Broad River Genealogical Society will celebrate Heritage Day on Saturday, May 19, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 1145 County Home Road in Shelby., Th event will honor those serving and whose who have served in the Armed Forces. Hot dogs, door prizes, genealogy and reminiscing with old and new friends will be featured. Everyone welcome.

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Church Service Directory Sunrise Baptist Church 208 Mail Road 704-692-3007 Temple Baptist Church 612 N. Cansler Street 704-739-4716 The Favor Center Church 602 Slater Street True Gospel Holiness Church 1608 Shelby Road 704-739-6764 Unity AME Zion Church 948 Unity Church Road 704-228-0328

David Baptist 2300 David Baptist Church Rd. • Kings Mountain, NC KINGS MOUNTAIN Long Creek Presbyterian Church 701 Long Creek Road 704-629-4406 Love Valley Baptist Church 2032 Bethlehem Road 704-730-0075 Macedonia Baptist Church 1101 S. Battleground Avenue 704-739-6811 Midview Baptist Church 703 Margrace Road 704-739-6711 Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church 220 N. Watterson Street 704-739-8354 Mountain View Agape Church 506 Sparrow Springs Road 704-739-0160

Mt. Olive Baptist Church Compact School Road 704-739-4516 Mt. Zion Baptist Church 220 N. Watterson Street 704-739-8354 New Beginnings Church of Jesus Christ 541 Crocker Road 704-730-9507 New Bynum Chapel AME Zion Church N. Cansler Street 704-739-2606 New Camp Creek Baptist Church 863 New Camp Creek Ch. Road 704-487-7128 New Life Family Worship Center 428 Oak Grove Road 704-739-9371

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Progressive Church of Our Lord 1001 Cleveland Avenue 704-734-1070

Oak Grove Baptist Church 1022 Oak Grove Road 704-739-4833

Resurrection Lutheran Church 600 Crescent Circle 704-739-5580

Oak View Baptist Church 1517 York Road 704-739-7831

Royal Praise Ministries 2055 Shelby Rd.

Pathway Baptist Church 3100 Parkdale Circle 704-734-0852 Patterson Grove Baptist Church 301 Oak Grove Road 704-739-5826 Peoples Baptist Church 1010 Groves Street 704-739-0398 Proclaiming the Word Ministries 7011 Cleveland Avenue

Saint Matthew’s Lutheran Church 201 N. Piedmont Avenue 704-739-7466 Second Baptist Church 120 Linwood Road 704-739-4216 Shady Grove Baptist Church 339 Shady Grove Road 704-739-8920 St. Paul United Methodist Church N. Cansler Street 704-739-1256

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Boyce Memorial ARP Church Edgemont Drive 704-739-4917 Calvary Way Holiness Church 1017 Second Street Pastor Clifton Morgan Carson Memorial Baptist Church 262 Sparrow Springs Road 704-739-2247 Central United Methodist Church 113 S. Piedmont Avenue 704-739-2471 Cherokee St. Baptist Church 421 S. Cherokee Street 704-739-7697 Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church 618 Chestnut Ridge Road 704-739-4015 Christian Freedom Southern Baptist Church 246 Range Road 704-739-4152 Christ The King Catholic Church 714 Stone Street 704-487-7697 Cornerstone Church Of God 202 Margrace Road 704-739-3773 Independent Baptist 107 Range Road 704-737-0477

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Makaylee Gantt Little Miss Poppy Makaylee Gantt, second grade student at Springfield Elementary School in Stanley, is Little Miss Poppy for American Legion Auxiliary Unit 155. Little Miss Poppy presented the first red memorial poppy to Mayor Scott Neisler Friday. She will participate in Memorial Day activities Monday, May 28 and National Poppy Day activities

on Friday, May 25. Makaylee is the daughter of Traci Carpenter and Jason Gantt and granddaughter of Doug and Teresa Carpenter and Rick and Marilyn Gantt. Deann Burton, Poppy chairman for the Auxiliary, said plans will be discussed at Thursday’s meeting at 6 p.m. at her home. The Auxiliary will be distributing poppies at four locations

in the city. National Poppy Day for the Legion Family has been designated by the national organizations. The red memorial flower is crafted by hospitalized veterans in the four VA Medical Centers in the state. All proceeds from the poppy distribution by the Auxiliary is earmarked for hospitalized veterans and veterans in nursing homes and their families.

Little Miss Poppy Makaylee Gantt presents a red poppy flower to Mayor Scott Neisler. National Poppy Day is May 25. Photo by LIB STEWART

Lyn Jones,, Renee Bost, Debbie Pruitt, and Libby Putnam, left to right, prepare for the Regent’s welcome reception at the 118th NCSDAR state conference. Photo submitted

DAR members attend conference in Durham Members of the Colonel Frederick Hambright Chapter, NSDAR were on hand in Durham for the 118th North Carolina Society Daughters of the American Revolution State Conference to help host the weekend events as part of District II. The chapter partnered with the Rendezvous Mountain Chapter of North Wilkesboro to host the Regent’s Welcome Reception on Thursday night. State Regent Elizabeth Graham’s theme for the conference was “Daughters Around the World, Looking Forward, Looking Back”. The reception used a blue them with globes to highlight the theme. Daughters from around the State and the country were impressed with both the decorations and the food. Chapter members were on hand for the rest of the week end to assist other District II chapters and to serve as Hall Hostesses.

Regent Renee Bost, Vice-Regent Libby Putnam, Registrar and Honorary Regent Betty Masters, Corresponding Secretary LeeAnn Hendricks, past Regent Robin Meyer and CAR member Cassie Hendricks represented the chapter. Mrs. Meyer is the Director of District II and could not have been more pleased with the reception that the chapter cohosted with the ladies of the Rendezvous Mountain. According to Mrs. Meyer, “The Regent’s Welcome Reception was a spectacular way to kick off the 118th State Conference. I am proud of all my District II Chapters for their hard work but especially proud of my fellow Daughters of the Colonel Frederick Hambright Chapter.” Mrs Meyer was awarded first place in the State Society’s Women’s Issues Health Essay Contest for her essay entitled “Lessons from my Heart”. The National Society

Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to preserve the memory and spirit of those who contributed to securing American independence. Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution is eligible for membership. DAR is one of the world’s largest and most active service organizations with nearly 180,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters worldwide. These members passionately carry out the timeless mission of promoting historic preservation, education and patriotism. To learn more about the work of today’s DAR, visit www. or the Colonel Frederick Hambright webpage at www.colfrederickhambright. com.

Lou’s garden blooms with roses And would you believe rhododendron Lou Ballew has a green thumb and it shows in her garden on Edgemont Avenue. Roses are blooming in dogwood trees and rhododendron, which is usually seen in yards in the moun-

tains, add to the site. “I love flowers and gardens,’’ said Mrs. Ballew, who is an active member of the Town and Country Club. Lou likes to go outside and enjoy the view.

The rhododendron just appeared, she says. But she shows them off to friends and especially those in her garden club.

(Ed. note - The recipes in today’s cooking column come from a cookbook published by Central United Methodist Church.) EASY STEAK SUPPER Ellie Depew 1 round steak 1 onion sliced 1 can mushrooms 1 or 2 cans green beans 1 or 2 large cans tomatoes Cut round steak into 6 servings. Brown in nonstick skillet. Slice onion onto steak. Empty undrained vegetables over steak. Cover and cook until steak is fork tender. Serve with mashed potatoes, rice or biscuits. 14 KARAT CAKES Jane Clemmer 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp. baking powder 1 ½ tsp. soda 1 tsp. salt 2 tsp. cinnamon 2 cups sugar 1 ½ c. salad oil 4 eggs 2 cups grated carrots 1 (8 oz.) can crushed pineapple 1 cup chopped nuts Mix oil, eggs and sugar. Sift together all dry ingredients. Stir together the 2 mixtures. Add carrots, pineapple and nuts. Bake

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GUNTER From Page 1A has helped with the children while Shannon went back to school with her brother. “Every love story is beautiful but ours is my favorite,’’ is on a wall of the Messer home they are renovating in the Bethlehem Community. Another is “Home is where love and family tradition are the sugar in our tea.” Shannon taught her brother to swim and has been his caregiver, cheering him on in Special Olympics, taught him to sing in church, and helped him choose a promise ring for another special needs student he met when they both competed in Special Olympics. Both Chad and his friend Jade are excited to be going to the Prom and their outfits are similar. What does Chad like to do? He loves to go to Open Bible Assembly in Dallas and he brought home a gold medal in weight lifting and three silver medals from Special Olympics in Raleigh. He is the number one cheerleader for Grace Academy. Everyone loves him, and he tells them every day that he loves them. Every child is treated “as a child of God,’’ says the school principal. “Chad’s smile is contagious, and he is the bright spot in the classroom,’’ Chambers says. The 2018 Grace Acad-

TEACHERS From Page 1A • The average teacher pay raise from 2017-19 will be $4,412 • Thee average teacher pay raise from 2014-2019 will be $8,600, a 19.1% increase. • North Carolina ranked No. 1 in the U. S. for fastest rising teacher pay in 2017 according to the National Education Association. • A teacher with a five y ears experience would earn $9,200 more in 2018-19 than the same teacher in 2013-14, from $30,800 to $40,000, a 29.9% increase.

emy yearbook is dedicated to Chad and it includes pictures of every year he has attended school. And he says he’d like to return to Grace Academy next year.’’ I ‘ll sweep, read to the little ones, do anything,’’ he tells his buddy the principal. He will also receive a certificate as a Grace volunteer at graduation. When he isn’t at school Chad’s next favorite project is dressing up like Elvis Presley or Santa Claus and entertaining at Life Enrichment Center His parents bought him a Jeep Patriot with a Batman covered steering wheel and Batman on the hood. He doesn’t drive but he knows that’s his car. Like his other friends, Chad is looking forward to a beach trip as a graduation present. The family will camp at Ocean Lakes for a week and there will be plenty of things to do in the campground. The grandparents are Ruby and Papa Honey Gunter and the late Rob and Pat Keller. Life changed for the Gunter family but the challenges were worth having young Wiggles in their lives. There are visits to 22 different specialists and doctors every six months but those dates are on the calendar and the Gunters never miss an appointment. Down Syndrome is a condition in which extra genetic material causes delays in the way

• A teacher with 12 years of experience would earn $15,330 more in 2001819 than that teacher did in 2013-014. From $31,670 to $47,000, a 48% increase. • A teacher with 16 years of experience would earn $11,840 more in 2018-19 than the same teacher in 2013-14, from $38,160 to $50,000, a 31% increase. • A teacher with 25 years of experience would earn $9,040 more in 2018-19 than they did in 2013-14, from $42,260 to $51,300, a 21.4% increase. Other bonus programs listed by Moore: • Teacher Assistant Tuition

Chad Gunter Jr. and his special friend, Jade Thomas, attended the Grace Academy Prom Saturday night. Gunter has given Jade a promise ring. Last year Chad and Jade attended the Crest High School Prom. Thomas graduated from Crest High last year. Photos by LIB STEWART

Chad “Wiggles” Gunter is shown with his sister, Shannon Messer, and Stephanie Chambers, right, principal of Grace Academy founded by Chambers and husband Mike, former pastor. Chad will receive his high school diploma Saturday morning at 10 a.m.

a child develops physically and mentally. Children born with Down Syndrome have an extra chromosome that impacts how a person looks and their ability to think, learn and reason. It is a life-long condition but each person with Down Syndrome has different talents and the ability to thrive. Health care providers monitor routinely their condition. Chad Gunter Jr. has beat the odds. All children are miracles and special. But this high school graduate is teaching everyone he meets that love is the cement that holds us all together. Who would bet that “Wiggles” will be driving his car soon with his big Sis in the front seat?

vember election. He defeated opponents David Curtis and Martin Oakes in the Republican Primary May 8. The 2018 election marks the start of a newly redrawn District 44, with the seat now representing Cleveland and Lincoln counties, along with two precincts in northeastern Gaston County. U. S. Congressman Patrick McHenry, Gaston County native and seven-term incumbent, swept to the top of a five-person primary with a sizeable lead in all eight counties of North Carolina’s 10th District. He will face off in November with McAdenville Democrat David Wilson Brown. McHenry’s strongest opposition came from Kings Mountain businesswoman and Charlotte lawyer Gina Collias. Also, on the ballot were Seth Blankenship of Swannanoa, Jeff Gregory of Shelby, formerly of Kings Mountain, Ira Roberts of Hickory and Albert Wiley Jr. of Salter Path. Collias received 1,641 votes in Gaston County which represented 19 percent of the vote and 394 votes in Cleveland County or 11 percent of the vote. State Rep. Kelly Hastings again won the GOP nomina-

tion for the 110th House seat he has held for the past eight years, defeating political newcomer Charlene High of Stanley. A realtor in Cherryville, he credited his victory with being consistent on the issues and his service to the district which includes parts of Gaston and Cleveland counties. He won almost 75 percent of the vote in Cleveland County, compared to just more than 56 percent of the vote in Gaston County. Hastings will now face Democrat Christy Gail McCleary in the November general election. McCleary did not have a primary opponent. In a possible sign of party unrest, three term 9th District US Congressman Rep. Robert Pittenger lost the Republican Primary for his seat in North Carolina to the Rev. Mark Harris, a Baptist pastor he narrowly beat two years ago. Both men campaigned as evangelical Christians who would outdo the other to support President Donald Trump. Harris is married to the former Beth Bates, daughter of the late KMHS Coach Bill Bates and Betty Bates. Harris now faces Dan McCready, a veteran who recently became a Democrat.

was the result of a federal grant, which paid for 75% of the costs associated with the program, including a full-time investigator. Through this program, we have been able to target those people who are illegally diverting highly-addictive prescription drugs from their intended prescribed use, such as abuse by the prescription holder, or selling those legally-obtained medications to others. Prescription drug abuse is very closely associated with other crimes, particularly residential break-ins and larcenies. Additionally, the program has been responsible for taking millions of unwanted and outdated prescription pills out of circulation by destroying them. Sheriff Norman has increased the number of deputies per squad by 37%, subsequently reducing the size of patrol zones. This allows deputies to become more fa-

miliar with smaller zones and make more rounds within those zones. As a result, deputies are able to arrive to the scene of crime reports quicker. In 2017 alone, the Criminal Investigations Division investigated 1,128 cases, resulting in 896 felony warrants and 221 misdemeanor warrants, and the recovery of $369,420 in stolen property. Murder is a crime generally committed between two acquaintances. These crimes tend to be much harder to interdict due to the personal nature of the crime. While one murder is too many, the county has a relatively low annual murder rate. A remarkable feat consistently accomplished is holding those responsible for murder accountable for their crime. The Sheriff’s Office has a 100% clearance by arrest rate for all murders committed during Sheriff Norman’s tenure. Additionally, officers have charged suspects in four cold-case murders that were inherited from previous administrations. All of those cases were several years old, including two from the 1990s. Through two of the department’s newer CID positions, Crime Data Analyst and Digital Forensics Investigator, officers utilize new technology to solve cases. The Crime Data Analyst uses a variety of technological methods to map crime trends, identify suspects through a variety of databases, and recommend deployment of resources to particular areas of concern. The Digital Forensics Investigator has specialized training, experience, and equipment to analyze digital devices, such as phones and computers, for evidence of criminal activity. He must follow legal protocols and obtain either consent or a court order to analyze these devices. Numerous cases have been solved as a result of the work of these two positions.

Reimbursement • Initial teacher licensing fee reimbursement • Future Teachers of North Carolina • Supplements for highly qualified graduates • Advanced teaching roles pilot program • New teacher support program • Highly qualified teacher salary supplements • 3rd grade reading bonuses • AP/ IB/CTE bonuses .4th-8th grade reading/ math bonuses • Veteran teacher bonuses • New Teaching Fellows program


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ROTARY SPEAKER – Kings Mountain High School senior MC May presented information to Kings Mountain Rotary Club on May 10 about the Red Sand Project, bringing public awareness of human trafficking and slavery in the United States and worldwide. Her visit was sponsored by Rotarian Jonathan Rhodes. Photos by WENDY ISBELL

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Kings Mountain Rotary Club scholarship recipients for 2017-18 are pictured, left to right, MC May, Alec Bell, Katie Tucker, Landon Wright, Rushi Patel, and Paloma Detloff with Rotarian Jonathan Rhodes. The students attended the May 10 Rotary club meeting with chaperone Karen Tucker.

Rotary scholarship recipients join Kings Mountain Rotarians to pour red sand at the Patrick Senior Center in support of the fight against human trafficking and slavery.

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1953 Grover High basketball standouts, left to right, Sue and Peggy Keeter, Colleen Reynolds, Betty Watterson and Treva Ponder.

Left to right, 2018 KM Hall of Fame inductees Bubba Hillman, Greg Lloyd and Julius Curry. Photos by Gary Smart

Sellout crowd sees team, seven individuals inducted into Kings Mountain Hall of Fame A sellout crowd of 250 attended the 31st annual Kings Mountain Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony Saturday night at Central United Methodist Church. The undefeated 1953 Grover High women’s basketball team and individuals Julius Curry, Bo Goforth, Demetris Goode, Blair Heffner, Anthony Hillman, Coach Greg Lloyd and Coach Dan Potter brought the total number of inductees to 128. In addition, the Hall of Fame presented Distinguished Service Awards to Brandy and Maurice Tate, Charles Watson and Mark Latham for their longtime support of Kings Mountain athletics. Scholarships totaling $5,000 were awarded to KMHS seniors Katie Tucker, Jerdon Pressley, Bryson Key, Alexis Browning, LeeAsia Rhodes, Palomoa Dettloff, Jonathan Rikard and JT Cash. Peggy Keeter Kish of Richmond, VA accepted the Hall of Fame plaque on behalf of the 1953 Grover team. Other players attending were Sue Keeter, Colleen Reynolds, Betty Spears and Treva Ponder. “This award is for all of the team, not me,” she pointed out. “It never occurred to me that we would ever be honored this way. My basketball years were the best days of my life. I want to thank everyone involved for honoring the team at this time in our lives.” Former KMHS football coach Dave Farquharson inducted Julius Curry and Anthony Hillman, who were great football players on the Mountaineers’ top winning team ever in 1998 (14-2 re-

cord and Western NC champions) and also won state wrestling championships. Farquharson was the line coach in ’98 and recalled working with the linemen during P.E. when he taught at Grover Elementary. “Football is what we did for P.E. in fifth period,” he noted. He pointed out that the line that paved the way for Hillman to become the all-time KMHS rushing and scoring king averaged 330 pounds. It included Curry, Kareem Marshall, Andy Leigh, Mariko Feemster and Laymond Caldwell. Hillman said he was humbled to be included in the Hall of Fame and gave the credit to his coaches and offensive line. Hillman still holds the all-time KMHS single season and career rushing records as well as the scoring mark. “I just want to thank God,” he said. “My life has been a struggle but God has brought me through it.” Curry, who was a fouryear starter on the offensive and defensive lines and later played at East Tennessee State, said football was family. “I played with an incredible group of guys,” he said. “We worked long, hard hours but I appreciated the coaches. Kings Mountain is family. I just want us to keep supporting everybody and stick together.” Goforth was inducted by retired KMHS basketball coach Larry Sipe. Goforth was a three-sport athlete during the early 1960s and once pitched a no-hitter in American Legion baseball. He also pitched four years at Appalachian State and taught and coached for many years at KMHS. Demetris Goode was inducted by his former KMHS See HALL OF FAME, Page 2B

Blair Heffner, all-star soccer player at KMHS and East Carolina, inducted into Hall of Fame.

Limestone College All-American Demetris Goode inducted into Hall of Fame.

Bo Goforth inducted into KM Hall of Fame.

Dan Potter speaks at Hall of Fame ceremony.

Soccer at South Iredell tonight KINGS MOUNTAIN M OUNTAINEERS for third round playoff game ATHLETE OF THE WEEK to calm the Purple Storm which had tied the Big South champions 1-1 earlier in the year before Kings Mountain defeated them 3-0 just a couple of weeks ago. Cramer knocked off second place Crest 4-0 on Wednesday to get another shot at the Mountaineers. Cramer got a goal from Kennedy Deaton to carry a 1-0 lead into the half and the visitors still led by that margin with 10 minutes remaining. Kings Mountain rallied, though, and tied the game on a goal by senior Cassidy Calhoun. Five minutes later, junior Lindsey Deaver kicked the winner past a diving See SOCCER, Page 3B

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Kings Mountain High’s women’s soccer team will travel to South Iredell tonight for a third round game in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association playoffs. KM goes into the game as the #6 seed while South is #3. Action begins at 6 p.m. The Lady Mountaineers advanced with a tough come-from-behind 2-1 win over Big South Conference foe Stuart Cramer Saturday night at John Gamble Stadium. In the opening round on Wednesday, the Lady Mountaineers shutout Southeast Guilford 4-0. Kings Mountain scored both of its goals in the last 10 minutes of the game

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Inman named girls basketball coach Nicholas Inman has been named head women’s basketball coach at Kings Mountain High School, replacing Adam Cooke who had served in the position for the past four seasons. Inman is no stranger to Mountaineer basketball as he had previously served five years as head coach of

the JV boys and also assisted head varsity coach Grayson Pierce for the past two years while obtaining a Master’s Degree in Mathematics from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Inman began coaching basketball at KMHS in 2011 when Pierce took over as head coach of the varsity

boys. Inman is a native of Croswell, Michigan and attended Saginaw Valley State University in Saginaw, Michigan. He resides in Kings Mountain. Inman will inherit a program that went 13-12 last season but returns some key players, including the

school’s all-time leading scorer Hannah Clark who will go into her senior season with 1,427 points. Other returning starters are Sarah Drennan and Niya Kelly. “I’m looking forward to working with this great group of girls,” Inman said. “We are going to get started

with player development and offseason work right away. My hope is to bring women’s basketball up to the level we have achieved on the men’s side. I am looking forward to building a successful program for women’s basketball at Kings Mountain High School.”


KM ladies win opener, beaten in second round

DSA winner Charlie Watson, left, with Larry Sipe.

DSA recipients Brandy and Maurice Tate.

KMHS athletic director Mark Latham receives Distinguished Service Award from Jay Rhodes.

Kings Mountain High’s softball team bowed out of the state playoffs with a 10-0 second round loss to Jesse Carson Saturday in China Grove. In a first round game Wednesday at KM’s Lancaster Field, the Lady Mountaineers scored seven runs in the bottom of the sixth to break a 3-3 tie and defeat West Caldwell 10-4. Kings Mountain had grabbed a 3-0 lead after two innings before West Caldwell rallied to tie the game at 3-all in the fifth. Kings Mountain scored two runs in the bottom of the first on two West errors, a wild pitch and a single by Jozie Nail, and added a third run in the second on a walk, hit batsman and sacrifice fly by Brittney Reynolds. West Caldwell took advantage of two walks, two hits and an error to tie the game in the top of the fifth. The Lady Mountaineers sent 11 to the plate in the bottom of the sixth to blow the game open. Jenna Ramsey got things going with a leadoff single off the centerfield fence. After a fielder’s choice, Reynolds singled and an error in the outfield led to two KM runs and a 5-3 lead. Cassi Melton singled to center to make it 6-3. A double to left by Emily Graham, a wild pitch and an error on Jesse Oehler’s single ran the margin to 8-3. Kameron Marr’s double to left and Ramsey’s single to center accounted for the final two KM runs. Summer Deaton, who relieved starter Catie Payne when West tied the game at 3, was the winning pitcher.

Goff to play in Tarheel Cup Kings Mountain High golfer Alex Goff has been selected to play in the Tarheel Cup this weekend at Cramer Mountain Country Club. The tournament matches

the top six senior boys and top six senior girls from the western part of the state against the top six senior boys and girls from the eastern part of the state. Goff, who last week fin-

ished second in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state tournament, will further his education and golfing career at the University of Kentucky.


the HOF, also gave credit to her coaches and teammates even though she set records at both KMHS and East Carolina. “I had an amazing support system,” she said. Coaches Lloyd and Potter both shied away from taking any personal credit for their success, instead giving it to their players and assistant coaches. Both of them are the top winning coaches ever at KMHS in their sport. Coach Lloyd’s 12-2 team last fall brought his win total to 78 in 11 seasons, and in 25 years of coach-

ing girls and boys soccer Potter compiled a mark of 346-188-21. Potter retired in the summer of 2017 but has since organized a developmental soccer program for youngsters in the Kings Mountain area, giving them expert guidance which will benefit the school programs in the future. Lloyd will soon begin his 12th season here with hopes of continuing the improvement of the football program which has posted 40 wins over the past four years.

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basketball teammate Paul Ingram. Goode played on two championship teams at KM under the late John Blalock and went on to become an All-American at Limestone College where he is still the school’s alltime #2 scorer. “I’m a man of few words,” Goode said. “I had a nice career but I wouldn’t have had it without my teammates and coaches.” Heffner, who is the first soccer player inducted into

Jenna Ramsey rips a single to start a seven-run rally that lifted Kings Mountain to a 10-4 win over West Caldwell in the opening round of the state 3A playoffs last week at Lancaster Field. Photos by Gary Smart

Emily Graham crushes a double in seven-run sixth inning rally that lifted the Lady Mountaineers to a 10-4 state playoff win over West Caldwell Wednesday at Lancaster Field.

Summer Deaton came on in relief to get the win in Kings Mountain’s opening round state playoff win over West Caldwell.

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KM’s Alex Goff second; in state 3A golf tourney

Kings Mountain’s Sarah Drennan battles a Southeast Guilford defender for control of the ball in last week’s first round soccer playoff game at Gamble Stadium.

Cassidy Calhoun takes a shot for Kings Mountain in last week’s playoff game against Southeast Guilford at Gamble Stadium. Photos by Gary Smart

Georgia Moss keeps the ball in play for the Lady Mountaineers in last week’s playoff win over Southeast Guilford.

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Cramer goal keeper. The victory improved the KM record to 17-4-1 overall. Against Southeast Guilford, the Lady Mountaineers jumped out front less than two minutes into the

game when Deaver scored, and minutes later Calhoun scored for a 2-0 lead. Emma Goff’s goal put the home team up 3-0 at the half and Deaver scored her second goal in the second half to round out the scoring. Kings Mountain is playing in the third round for the second straight season. The

winner of tonight’s game will advance against the winner of #2 Cox Mill vs. #10 Northern Guilford May 19 on the home field of the higher seed. Northern Guilford advanced last week with an upset over top-seeded Hickory.




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Kings Mountain High senior golfer Alex Goff finished second and Tyler Withers 20th in last week’s state 3A tournament at Longleaf Golf Club in Southern Pines. Goff’s finish was the highest for a Mountaineer since Michael Jolly won the state championship in 1998. Goff shot a two-day total of 74-72—146 to finish three shots behind state champion Ethan Hall of West Carteret at 143. Withers shot 80-76— 156. “Both Tyler and Alex played their hearts out both days,” noted KM coach Kevin Moss. “It was good that two four-year starters were able to end their high school career competing for a state championship. “Over the course of their career, they played important roles in our team winning three conference championships, three Cleveland County championships and the 3A Western Regional championship in 2015. Both have also excelled in the classroom. Both Alex and Tyler will graduate in the top 10 in their class.” Withers will be attending the University of North Carolina and Goff will be attending the University of Kentucky and playing golf there. Goff had an outstanding career at KMHS. He was a four-time Conference Player of the Year and fourtime All-Conference, was the 2015 Western Regional champion, four-time state qualifier and finished in the top five in the state twice (fifth in 2016 and second in 2018). Goff was match medalist in 22 of his 31 regular season matches at KMHS and had a career scoring average of 72.7 for 43 rounds.

KMHS senior Alex Goff with his award for finishing runner-up in last week’s state 3A championship golf tournament in Southern Pines.

Kings Mountain’s Tyler Withers hits a tee shot in last week’s state 3A golf tournament at Longleaf in Southern Pines.

KM tennis, baseball teams receive NCHSAA awards Kings Mountain High’s men’s tennis team won a first place award and the baseball team second in the NCHSAA Scholar Athlete Awards program for the recently completed spring sports season. The award is given to teams that have a 3.5 weighted GPA or higher during the semester under consideration, and for a team to qualify it must have a com-

bined unweighted GPA of 3.1 or higher during their semester of competition. The Mountaineer tennis team carried a combined 3.913 GPA to earn first place and the trophy and $250 prize that goes along with it. The Mountaineer baseball team had a GPA of 3.596 to finish second to Wilkes Central (3.68). The Mountaineers earned a $150 prize.

The Scholar Athlete Program is the association’s largest voluntary program. This year the NCHSAA awarded over 20,000 certificates for the fall and winter sports seasons and recognized 949 fall and winter sports teams, which is the largest number of teams ever submitted for a single season in the history of the program.

Kelly, Tuttanon qualify for 3A state track meet Two Kings Mountain High track and field competitors advanced to Friday’s State Meet at A&T University in Greensboro by finishing in the top three in last week’s Western Regional at Watauga High School in Boone. Niya Kelly was the highest KM finisher with a second place in the shot put. Her throw was 33’6.5”.

Thai Tuttanon placed third in the long jump (21’2.25”) and barely missed qualifying for the state in the triple jump, finishing fifth (42’8.25”). Several other KM competitors came close to qualifying for the state, including: Macie Sims, 12th in the long jump (14’5”), Alexis Browning sixth in the pole vault (8’6”), Jadlin Ross 10th in

the discus (88’), Tray Lee 13th in the 100 meter dash (12.05); 4x100 meter relay (Tray Lee, Don Crocker, James Ussery and Chris Brittain), fifth in the 100 meter dash in 45.05 seconds; 4x200 meter relay team (Tray Lee, Don Crocker, Jaden Fields and Chris Brittain), sixth in 1:33.7); and Kaleb Estridge, sixth in the pole vault (12’6”).

Crocker and Smith win golf, Phillips scores hole-in-one Bill Crocker and Don Smith were the big winners in Cleveland County Senior Golf Association matches last week. Crocker shot a 76 to win Thursday at Deer Brook and Smith turned Kings Mountain Country Club at two-under 70 to win Tuesday’s match. Low net at Deer Brook was

Clyde Justice who shot a 63 (81-18) and defeated Jim Earl with a par four on the first playoff hole (#9). Closest to the pin on #12 was Gerald Binion. Dub Mark sank the longest putt on #18. Steve Phillips scored an ace on #14 on his way to a 79. He used a 7-iron on the 143-yard

hole for his seventh career ace. Jack Ramsey, Gene Latham and David Carroll witnessed the shot. At KMCC, Smith also took low net with a 59 (70-11). Keith Lackey was closest to the pin on #5 and Jimmy Blanton sank the longest putt on #18.

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KMTD golf tourney raises $61,345 The Kings Mountain Touchdown Club’s 11th annual golf tournament Friday at Kings Mountain Country Club was the most successful ever. Thirty-six teams competed in the event which grossed a record $61,345 for the athletic programs at Kings Mountain High School. “We had a great tournament,” noted Touchdown Club president David Brinkley. “The support given by individuals, corporations and small businesses has been incredible. “Our sponsor board has grown every year. The first golf tournament was held 11 years ago and we raised approximately $12,000. John Gamble asked me right before we teed off if I ever envisioned the growth and support for this golf tournament. I told him I believe in dreaming, but I never dreamed quite this big. “This year was especially exciting because we experienced our first hole-in-one by Steve Edsall on number 17.” Winners were: First flight – Chris Jolly, Russ Putnam, Josh Etters and Bryant Wells. Second flight – Mark Latham, Jeff Williams, Jeff Lovelace and Bob Labelle. Third flight – Allan Propst, Woody Fish, David

Brinkley Jr. and David Brinkley. Fourth flight – Mark Dixon, Greg Dixon, Ray Robinson and Doyle Neason. Fifth flight – Steve Moffitt, Brad Moffitt, Ben Cabniness and Ryan Clark. Sixth flight – Bo Goforth, Steve Goforth, Tommy Goforth and Mike Trammell. “I am very grateful to our community and the team that we have built that supports our athletes at KMHS,” Brinkley said. “The involvement is sometimes overwhelming. The people in this community just believe in supporting the athletic programs at KMHS.” The tournament’s proceeds will go toward purchasing $200,000 of new weight lifting equipment, Brinkley said. “Our weight room will be the best in the state of North Carolina for high school athletes,” he said. “In today’s world, it is hard to compete without weight training in any sport. Our equipment will also be more female friendly than our current equipment.” The Kings Mountain Touchdown Club will begin its 13th year July 1. “We hope everyone in this community will consider being a part of our organization,” Brinkley said. “All monies are invested back into our athletes.”

Dwayne Clark putts for a birdie on #2.

Father and son team of Bob and Bryan Jones get ready to tee off on #1.

Johnny Gamble chips onto #9.

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We Can Fix It! Rev. Mike Minnix putts for a birdie on #6.

Top award to Hamrick At CCC graduation Cleveland Community College’s 2018 Academic Excellence Award winner is James “Jamie” Hamrick. Hamrick began his educational journey at CCC more than 35 years ago. He studied TV and Radio Repair and got a job with IBM in Charlotte as a Test Technician. He worked at that location for 31 years, holding a variety of positions and experiencing two ownership changes. In the late 1990’s he began taking classes again at CCC, working toward an Associate in Applied Science degree in Electronics Engineering. But he never completed it. Recently, he came back to CCC with the intention of finishing his degree. ‘It is a bucket item for me,”” said Hamrick. “After raising two kids, I told my wife it was time I finished what I started.’’ So, when the current company owners decided to close the Charlotte location, Hamrick simply switched from part-time to full-time student. Because the company moved the jobs out of the country, he was able to get support to attend school full time from the

HAMRICK Trade Adjustment Assistance for Workers program. He also decided to pursue a second degree. On May 4, Hamrick, who held a 3.9 grade point average, crossed one item off his bucket list. He graduated with his Associate in Applied Science in Electronics Engineering, plus an Associate in Applied Science in Mission Critical Operations – Operations Technology. Hamrick was recognized on stage at graduation, receiving a medallion and a plaque from former interim president Dr. William C. Aiken.

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Wilson National Player of the Week Wilson’s nine home runs against ACC opponents ties him for the most on the team, and his 13 home runs overall is tied for seventh in the ACC. Wilson drove in four runs in consecutive games against James Madison and Wake Forest and raised his batting average from .295 to .313. Wilson is the first player in Wolfpack history to be named ACC Player of the Week three times in a single season. NC State hits the road to Florida State for its final regular season series Thursday, Friday and Saturday.



Kings Mountain’s Will Wilson was named ACC Player of the Week for a record third time this season and also claimed his first National Player of the Week award after an outstanding week for the nationally third-ranked NC State Wolfpack. In games last week, the sophomore second baseman hit .550 and had a slugging percentage of .900 with 11 hits and 12 runs batted in to lead the Wolfpack to a perfect 5-0 record. He had at least two hits in four of the games. His only one-hit game was a home run.


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By STEPHANIE MICHAEL Special to The Herald DALLAS, N.C. – Heaven Brown, who will earn her Associate of Arts degree when she graduates from Gaston College on Friday, May 11, has completed all the requirements of the College’s Scholars of Global Distinction initiative. Building friendships within diverse communities in Gaston County inspired Brown’s interest in global issues and cultural diversity and prompted her involvement with the Gaston College Scholars of Global Distinction (GCSGD) initiative The GCSGD initiative is part of the NC Global Distinction program, a collaboration between North Carolina community colleges and UNC at Chapel Hill to globalize the curriculum and increase faculty and student involvement in global issues, activities, and dialogue. The Global Imprints team at Gaston College coordinates the initiative. The team comprises faculty and staff members who are committed to creating opportunities that build and enhance global awareness, inspire cultural competence, stimulate personal ethical growth, and deepen intellectual inquiry at the College as well as in the larger community. More than 20 students currently are participating in the initiative. Brown, 20, grew up in Dallas, North Carolina. “I had been unaware of all the diverse cultures in this area,” said Brown, “and of the many hardships they often encounter. My interest in global issues and cultural diversity blossomed as I began to seek out more information about these communities in America and worldwide. I am a strong believer that becoming aware of people’s situations is the first step in helping them, so as to create solutions and raise awareness.” When she learned about the GCSGD initiative and attended some of the multicultural programs on campus, she decided she wanted to participate. Although the Scholars of Global Distinction initiative usually takes two years to complete, Brown was determined to complete it within her remaining time at Gaston College and she fulfilled all the requirements of the initiative in just eight months. She took more than 15 credit hours of courses with a global component, such as World Religions, Sociology, and World Civilizations. To meet the other requirements of the initiative, Brown attended eight international activities and dialogue events hosted by various organizations within Gaston College and wrote reflection essays highlighting the most important aspects of the events and how they increased her global competency. The initiative also requires that its participants study abroad or complete 30 hours of a domestic intercultural experience project. Brown chose to volunteer with refugee youth through the Catholic Charities Diocese of Charlotte (CCDC). She intends to continue volunteering with CCDC after graduating from Gaston College and may pursue her bachelor’s degree in International Studies. “Hav-


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HEAVEN BROWN ing completed the Scholars of Global Distinction initiative,” See HEATHER, she said, “I have recognized my desire to help people and have discovered my interest in global issues. Working with ‘my girls’ at CCDC opened my eyes to all the privileges I have enjoyed. Dedicating myself to a life of service will make me feel worthy of those privileges.” “As Heaven’s advisor for the Scholars of Global Distinction initiative, it has been heartwarming to see her become more understanding, compassionate, and empathetic of people of other cultures,” said Deborah Neuman, Instructor of Foreign Language. “Her zeal to reach out to immigrants has been especially obvious in her service-learning project through the Catholic Charities Diocese of Charlotte.” Along with Neuman, Brian Bookout, Instructor of History and Sociology and Chair of the Global Imprints Team, worked closely with Brown as she participated in the GCSGD initiative. “I have also nominated Heaven for the Associate in Arts Outstanding Student Award,” he said. “Heaven is an outstanding student and those who have taught her have witnessed a massive change in her outlook on life and people. She now feels service to others is her calling and is planning on majoring in International Studies. She worked tirelessly to complete the GCSGD initiative requirements, which are substantial, in eight months rather than the usual two years. At every presentation she made, she stood out in the discussions for her comments and insight which always had the capacity to inspire further discussion.” On April 26, Brown embarked on her first international trip—a visit to Italy. “This amazing opportunity to travel abroad came from a sales competition my mother won,” Brown said. “We are lucky enough to have a guide who is a native of Italy, and our group will be visiting a vast array of locations, including medieval hilltop cities, ancient towns, and many popular tourist sites. Ten days of food, history, and art await us, and I cannot fully express my excitement!” For more information about Global Imprints and the Gaston College Scholars of Global Distinction, contact Deborah Neuman at 704-922-6238 or, or Brian Bookout at 704-9226342 or bookout.brian@gaston. edu.

B & S Butler Properties, LLC – property owner, is requesting to rezone property located at 404 and 406 E. King Street, from Neighborhood Business and R-8 to Conditional Use General Business. This property may also be identified as Tax Map KM3, Block 1, Lots 26L & 27 or Parcels 6994 & 6995 and is located in the US 74 Business King Street Gateway Protection Overlay District. The request to rezone if approved would allow for an Automotive Repair and Tire Sales Service Center.

CASE NO. CUR-1-3-18 Thomas Breakfield – property owner, is requesting to rezone property located approximately at 150 Hughes Lake Drive from Residential (R-10) to Conditional Use Office. This property may also be identified as Tax Map 4-83, Block 1, Lots 9, 10, 31 and 32. The request to rezone if approved would allow for an Event Center for special events such as weddings and conferences that would include a swimming pool. For additional information you may contact the Planning Department at 704734-4595. You are welcome to attend the City Council public hearing on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 6:00 pm to express your opinion on the above cases. KMH3833 (5/16/2018)

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HEATING & AIR INSTALLERS/HELPERS. Now hiring Heating & Air Conditioning Installers and Helpers. Must have clean drivers’ license. Subject to pre-employment drug screen and background check. Apply in person at Shelby Heating & Air; 1990 Eaves Road, Shelby. (704) 487-7877 AUTOMOTIVE DISMANTLER Carguts Recycling Inc is seeking an automotive dismantler. Must be able to work Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm. Must have own tools ready to dismantler vehicles of all types. Must be able to operate forklift. Must be dependable and have own transportation. Job requires knowledge of vehicles and ability to remove parts from bumper to bumper. Experience required. Wages depends on experience. Apply in person at 360 Ossee Street Blacksburg, SC 29702. No phone calls please. ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT POSITION. Local Shelby Church is actively seeking a Christian individual with high morals and values as an Administrative Assistant to provide 24 hours of office/clerical work with a possible flex hour as needed. This work consists of, but isn’t limited to- preparation of bulletin/newsletter/ calendar, preparing financial statements, supporting the ministerial staff, and other general office duties. Individual must be able to use Mac and Quickbooks and have a high school diploma. Other required clerical duties/responsibilities will be explained and discussed once contact with applicants are made. Interested applicants need to apply by submitting their cover letter and resume by mail to Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church c/o Personnel Committee, 198 Pleasant Ridge Church Rd, Shelby, NC 28152 RENTAL PROPERTY MAINTENANCE MAN NEEDED. Must have own tools and reliable transportation. Call (704) 484-2015

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AFFORDABLE LANDSCAPING AND PRESSURE WASHING Looking for affordable lawn care services and pressure washing ?? Give us a call for a free estimate. We offer grass cutting, weed eating, edging, pressure washing, cleaning flower beds, and gutters. (704) 466-2333 CONCRETE WORK. Driveways, Patios, Sidewalks, Masonry, Repairs. Stucco and Brick repairs. FOUNDATION LIFTING. Call John Ellison. (828) 289-3652 BLACK’S JACK OF ALL TRADES. Lawn care, pressure-washing, carpentry, mechanic work, hauling off metal. Whatever needs to be done! CHEAP RATES. 704-4735124 or (864) 978-2862 MCGILL LAWN CARE Grading. Seeding. Aeration. Fertilizing. Mowing. Hauling. Towing. Pressure Washing. Driveways. (704) 297-1326 RON’S HEATING & COOLING SERVICES. AC Maintenance Repairs/Service. All brands. Residential & Commercial. Weekend, Holiday same low price. $50 diagnostic. 35yrs experience. (828) 305-5860 FOREST CITY PIANO TUNING. Piano Tuning and Repair. (828) 286-1001 LAWN SERVICE REASONABLE RATES. Lawn’s mowed and trimmed. Gastonia, Kings Mountain, Lincolnton, Cherryville, and Shelby. Contact David at 704-769-8102 HANDYMAN, RETIRED. General contractor available for small job repairs and fixes. Deck repair a specialty. Call Bob, (828) 476-6058 CLEVELAND COUNTY GARAGE DOORS. Spring Garage Door Special: Single size starting at $499. Double size starting at $849. Garage door repairs and installations. Ask about glass door installation and repair. 704-419-0117 (704) 472-9367 YARD CLEAN-UP. Debris Removal. Spreading Gravel and Mulch. Creating flower beds and small Gardens and stone walkways. Bush trimming and small tree removal or pruning. Practically anything outdoors. Tidy up your place. You call, I haul. No job too small in Cleveland County. (980) 295-0750 BOONE’S TREE EXPERTS. Trimming, Topping, Removal, Stump Grinding, Danger trees, Chipper and Bobcat work. Insured. Free Estimates. 828-429-4742, 828289-9756, (828) 980-8119 BARNETT’S LAWN MAINTENANCE Grass cutting, Mulching, Pressure washing, Weed eating, Hedge trimming, Debris removal. Residential & Commercial. Free Estimates, Insured. Rutherford & Cleveland County. (828) 447-8287 TRACTOR/DOZER WORK. Driveways, Bush Hog, Haul rock, sand, mulch, dirt. Free Estimates. No job too small. 828-429-4742, 828-289-9756 (828) 980-8119

EMPLOYMENT HELP NEEDED PART TIME. Help me to pack up to move. Some heavy lifting. $5 hour. Forest City area. (828) 3051834 EXPERIENCED LANDSCAPER NEEDED. Must have driver’s license and transportation (980) 552-7699

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Grace Christian Acaemy Of Kings Mountain is seeking to fill the following positions for the 2018-19 school year:

2nd Grade Teacher 4th Grade Teacher High School English Teacher Middle/High School Math Teacher Applicants must have at least a Bachelor’s Degree. Please call the school office for an application and job description.





CHILD CARE COME DILLY DALLY WITH US! We have a lot of new vendors and unique items. Stop by and take a look!! We have 7 rooms filled with antiques, local art, handmade items, new wind chimes, assorted bouncies and as always, free samples of chocolates and chocolate covered espresso beans. We offer vendor spaces & consignment items on approval. Open Monday thru Saturday from 10 til 6 and Sunday from 1 til 6. 123 West Marion Street in Shelby. Notary services available. (704) 481-7782

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YARD SALES CLEVELAND COUNTY MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE Sat. May 19, 7am-12pm. Kids clothes, toys, women clothes, and lots more. (White Plains sub-division) 101 Chadwick Dr, Kings Mtn, NC 28086 ESTATE TAG SALE. Friday and Saturday 05/18-05/19. Everything must go, even the house! Furniture, desk, chairs, lamps, shoes, clothing small sizes, blankets, wall art, dish sets, kitchen items, Christmas, toys, and so much more! 1214 Westwood Dr, Shelby, NC 28152

SHILOH AME ZION CHURCH (GROVER,NC) Multi-Family Yard Sale and Bake Sale, Sat. May 19th, 7AM - 12PM. (Rain or Shine) to be held at the KM Women’s Club located at 108 E. Mountain Street, Kings Mountain, NC 28086. Yard Sale items include household items, clothing (toddlers, teens, women, and men), and much more!!!!! Bake Sale includes cakes, pies, cookies, and brownies. (704) 734-0114


SCOOTERS AND ELECTRIC CHAIRS REPAIRED. We repair most makes and models, 16 years experience. Most repairs we can do at your residence. Many programs available, call for your appointment. Cash, check or bank card accepted for payment. (704) 951-4224

REFRIGERATORS, STOVES, WASHERS, DRYERS, and odd furniture. 704-481-0954 and after 5pm, call (704) 482-0540

FOR SALE Best Offer. Set of 4 Toyota Tacoma 2018 TRD SPORT WHEELS 17”X 8”. Black. Pictures available. (704) 418-5779

UTILITY TRAILER. 6x8 tilt bed, lights,14”tires, spare tire, and title. Excellent Condition. Bought new $350. (305) 3043034

TRAILERS: WE BUY, SALE, TRADE (must have title). Parts and service on most models. New 5x10 $795 with this ad. Call J Johnson Sales, Forest City. (828) 245-5895

JOHN DEERE RIDING MOWER. used 2 years. $850. 5x8 Dump trailer $800 (704) 472-3248 BEIGE LIFT CHAIR. ($1350 New) Only been used 2 weeks. $700.00 (704) 4720804 BRING & BUY!! Why pay full price for fun clothes? Save at Salvation Army Family Store. Donate! Shop! Support local ministry! 1649 E. Dixon Blvd, Shelby by Big Lots or at our Forest City location 417 Duke St. Ph. 828-287-01119. (Next to the DMV) Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm. Sat, 10am-5pm. (704) 482-9502 VETERANS VETERANS VETERANS. THINK OF YOUR LOVED ONES VISITING YOUR GRAVE! LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION... TWO PLOTS NEXT TO THE ROAD IN VETERANS MEMORIAL GARDEN, CLEVELAND MEMORIAL PARK, SHELBY. “VERY REASONABLY PRICED!” CALL 704-487-1465 and LEAVE YOUR NUMBER.

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24 FT ABOVE GROUND POOL. Call (704) 471-0804 ULTIMATE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP PUNCH BAG. $80.00. Refrigerator Hotpoint Top Freezer $100.00. Sony Stereo - CD player, radio, three speaker $60.00. 26” Huffy Lady Bike $30.00. (704) 207-5121 WHITE BIBLE STAND, REMEMBRANCE TABLE. Very good condition. (704) 4827594 HORSE QUALITY HAY. Square and round bales. Call (704) 487-6855 USED CAMPER TOPS. Various sizes and styles. Also buying them in Rutherford County. (828) 980-0881 HILLCREST GARDENS. Section: Hillside III, Lot 52. Seller will pay transfer fee. $295, $2700 firm. Text only to (704) 214-1775 POWER ROCKER RECLINER. Brown. $250 or Best Offer! Call (704) 487-4236 DISCOUNT POOL SUPPLY, INC. Offering Above and Inground pools, parts and supplies. We also maintenance, open/close pools, etc. 704418-3277. (828) 245-7540

TAIL PIPE MUFFLER ENDS. 2.5” opening. Stainless steel Thunderbolt brand. Can text photos. $75 each OBO. (704) 300-1818 FLAGS AND FLAG POLES. 15 ft., 20 ft., and 25 ft., poles in stock. Delivery and installation available. Call J Johnson Sales, Forest City. (828) 2455895 LARGEST TRAILER INVENTORY and Selection around. BEST prices, new 5x8 $595. Custom built welcome. 2k to 20 ton Utility, Cargo, Dump, Equipment, Livestock. J Johnson Sales, Forest City. (828) 245-5895 INDUSTRIAL SEWING MACHINES. Rimoldi Overlock in cabinet, $700 OBO. TacSew, Blind, Hem, new motor, $700 OBO. Both in excellent condition. Chesnee, SC. (828) 4009763 4 TIRES FOR SALE. 225-6016. All 4 tires for $100. (704) 418-1590

ROGUE MANDOLIN WITH CASE. $50 (704) 689-0772 LAND FOR SALE IN SHELBY 9 1/2 acres plus. Includes a 3BR mobile home. Make idea for horse farm. Includes a natural creek. $48000, 50% owner financing. (704) 4664675 REFRIGERATO STOVES, WASHER, ERS. Discount prices. Earl Rd, Shelby, NC 487-4443

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CHILD PLAYHOUSE $1200.00 obo, Wood 8x8 with 6’5” inside, built to be disassembled for moving. Walls, roof, and floor. (704) 689-0037 PAYLESS STORAGE BUILDINGS Top Quality. Cash, 90 days same as cash, (rent to own, no credit check). Same or next day delivery on in stock inventory. Free 75 miles. J Johnson Sales, Forest City. (828) 245-5895 SMALL ORGAN - BENCH. Piano bench, wicker planter on legs. Lounge chair. 2 twin beds one is powered. Excellent condition. (704) 466-3648 2 BICYCLES FOR SALE. Great Deal! Men’s and Ladies bikes. $70 for both. (704) 4347761 WANTED, NON RUNNING RIDING MOWER. Must be good condition. (Shelby area). Call or text pic and price. Please leave message & phone number. (704) 472-5962

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CARPORTS, RV/BOAT COVERS, Equipment, Hay, Livestock. Protect your investments. Largest on site display around, 1000’s of options, 12’ to 60’ wide, 300’ or longer. J Johnson Sales, Forest City. (828) 245-5895

BUYING JUNK CARS, title or no title, running or not. Fast on time service. (704) 692-6752

LIVESTOCK FOR SALE. Pure breed, Angus Bulls and Heifers. Jacob Fork Ranch. Call 704-538-1199. (704) 6007847

1970 FORD FLATBED DUMP, $3000. 1995 Georgie Boy on Chevrolet Chassis, 29k miles, 30’ RV, $8000. (828) 247-0506


AKC ROTTWEILER PUPPIES Ready now. 2 males and 1 female. UTD on shots, wormed, tails docked, dewclaws removed. (704) 4199389

1983 FORD VAN Econoline. 4 new tires, new brakes. $1000 (704) 685-8565

OCEAN LAKES VACATION. 1678 STARFISH. 3 bedroom, washer, dryer, large covered front porch. Reduced rates for spring & fall. Summer dates avail. 704-473-6109. (704) 4842015

WHITE KENMORE WASHER/DRYER. Series 100, HE, top loading. Gently Used. $300 (336) 648-1722 CARPORTS, GARAGE, HORSE BARNS. Installed in 2 to 3 weeks or sooner in most cases (standard). Best on site display around. Call J Johnson Sales, Forest City. (828) 245-5895 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 (2) RIDING MOWERS: John Deere LT110, $100. Craftsman DYT 3000, $350. Used weed eater, back pack blower, chain saw. (828) 980-1823 PLANTS FOR SALE: Iris, Japanese Maple, Hosta, Yellow Bells. (828) 245-0245

CASH FOR YOUR CAR running or not, title or no title. Call Charles Dellinger at Red Road Towing. 704-692-6767 or (704) 487-0228 WWII COLLECTOR wanting to BUY German Pistols, Military Guns, Helmets, Knives & Flags. I BUY Small & Large Gun Collections also. Licensed FFL, TOP cash paid. (828) 980-3329 NEED CASH? I will buy your old used Nintendo NES, Super Nintendo, Game Boy and N64 Games. Small/big lots. (828) 748-7264 OLD ROCK CHIMNEY to tear down and move. 828429-4794 (704) 538-8741

FARM & GARDEN HAY, 4X4 ROUND BALES. No rain, $20 each. Forest City area. (828) 305-2679 TOP QUALITY FESCUE HAY Excellent quality, fertilized and weed free. Tight and heavy net wrapped rolls. Large quantity available. (704) 300-9042

8X12 STORAGE BUILDING with two lofts 4x8, one window, double doors, $1900. (828) 305-1628

FREE TO GOOD HOME! Female Boxer, 1.5 years old, all shots, no ears clipped or tail docked, very playful. (828) 863-0528 AKC SIBERIAN HUSKIES, parents on site. Shots UTD. $450 each. 2 females black and white with blue eyes. 704480-6178, (704) 418-1360 FREE YELLOW AND WHITE KITTENS. Also, (2) 1 year old adult cats free to good home. 828-453-0815 or (828) 4296157 DAY OLD GUINEA KEETS for sale. Pearl & purple colored. $5 each. 704-491-9568 or (704) 692-3506 CKC REGISTERED CHIHUAHUAS. Applehead Teacup and Miniature Chihuahua puppies. Shots UTD. Ready to go. $ 200 each. (704) 8135981 SMALL BREED BEAGLE. One female left. 8 weeks old. 1st shots & wormed. Very healthy and spoiled puppy. (704) 692-6787

LOST & FOUND 8N TRACTOR - RUNS GREAT, $2900. 8N runs great, new front tires and battery. Includes cultivator and middle plow. Shelby. (704) 692-5338

BABY MUSCOVY DUCKS $5.00 EACH; Baby Turkeys $5.00 each; Black Giant Chicks $2.00 each; Grown Turkeys $50.00 pair. Call (864) 490-6790

SCENIC RIDGE CAMPGROUND CHERRYVILLE, NC. RV, Tent Sites, Cabins. Ask about 20% OFF Seasonal Sites. (704) 435-0938

REAL ESTATE 2001 ACURA CL 97861 miles, Call for Price, (704) 748-1890

CAMPERS R-VISION SUPER SPORT 2008 30 foot Camper. Large Slide Out. $9500 (704) 4724645 WANT TO BUY. Pop-up campers. (828) 429-3935 SCENIC RIDGE CAMPGROUND. CHERRYVILLE, NC. RV, Tent Sites, Cabins. Ask about 20% OFF Seasonal Sites. (704) 435-0938

MOTORCYCLES & ATVS 2012 HARLEY DAVIDSON Road Glide Ultra. Very nice bike. Lots of extras. 18,500 miles, $14,500. Call Randy for info. (704) 472-7800 2007 YAMAHA TOUR DELUXE. Great Deal! All extras, 19K miles. Garage kept. Wholesale this month. 704460-6457 or (704) 263-2869

1950 FORD 8N ALL ORIGINAL. Local tractor. Has every option that was available in 1950. Four good tires with wheel weights on rear. Includes middle buster plow and 3 point carryall. $3450 Call (704) 300-1818 kim_hopper@

2006 FORD RANGER 4x4, 4.0, 4 door, auto, V6, 18k miles, $7995. (828) 287-3820

2004 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 122512 miles, Call for Price, (704) 748-1890


FORD NEW HOLLAND TRACTOR Very Nice 1995 FORD New Holland Tractor, 2WD, one owner, low 1131 hours, excellent condition, stored in closed garage $8950 (704) 300-8556 CORBIN FAMILY BEE SUPPLY offering 8 and 10 Frame Woodenware. Same prices as 2017. Call for appointment. (828) 980-1823

2016 SUBARU WRX 23500 miles, $27500, (704) 4729670 1994 CHEVROLET S-10 pick up. V-6. $975. 704-466-4675.

WE BUY SCRAP CARS We purchase scrap vehicles with free pick up! Top $! Cash paid/No title needed! (980) 295-6556 I PAY CASH FOR DIABETIC Test Strips. Up to $10 per 100ct. Must be Unused, Unexpired. I’m local & pay fast. (828) 577-4197


DANNY’S AUTOWERKS. Buying used or junk cars. Competitive prices. Jimmy, 828-289-1175 (828) 247-1070

WE BUY UNWANTED JUNK CARS. We will come to you. We pay cash on the spot. Not titles needed. ID required. (803) 374-7545 $$CASH$$ FOR OLD FISHING LURES. Call Rick Hutton collector (704) 695-4917 WANTED: OLD AND NEW AMMO. Reloading supplies. (828) 245-6756 WANTED TO BUY. Good Used Furniture and Appliances, and antiques and estates. 704-481-0954 and after 5pm call (704) 482-0540

2015 JEEP WRANGLER 23000 miles, Automatic, Premium soft top, Rough Country inner fenders and metal short fenders. $25000, Call 704-692-6034

2002 TOYOTA TACOMA PreRunner 2WD, TRD Off Road Pkg. After Market Radio, Borlo Exhaust, Leer Bedcover, After Market Tint, Chrome Side Steps, Great Truck! No problems. 200,200 miles, $8500. Call or text 704-4778121 or 704-477-3381.

WANT TO BUY CARS, TRUCKS. Trailers, Metal Boats, Tractors, Farm Equipment & scrap metal. Must have ID & proof of ownership. Callahan’s Towing. (704) 692-1006

AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES FOR SALE. I have red and black tri male and female available. Both parents are double registered. Puppies will be ready May 20th. Please text if interested. (864) 490-9628 FREE KITTENS FOR INSIDE HOMES Don’t Wait! Reputable/Good Homes Only! Please Call (704) 472-7116

TWO BEACH HOUSES FOR RENT. One in Ocean Lakes, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, golf cart included. One in Ocean Side Village, Surfside. 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath. Real nice. Washer/dryer, golf cart included. Ocean view off back porch. (704) 434-9502 PERMANENT SITE, KOA South Myrtle Beach. Just remodeled, includes 2010 Club Car, thousands of dollars of extra stuff, fully furnished. $22,500. (828) 657-5342 OCEAN LAKES, MYRTLE BEACH, Cottage N34. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, den, kitchen/dining, covered deck, near country store. Call Dorcas 803-635-9831. (803) 7182659

FARM EQUIPMENT: 07 KUBOTA M9000 Cab Tractor, 92HP, Diesel, 2900 hours, 2WD. 10 ft. Woods pull type Bush Hog, $21,500 for pair, will separate. 828-4295001 or (828) 429-5002

OCEAN LAKES BEACH HOUSE RENTAL. 2 bedroom, 2 bath. Sleeps 6. Call for reservations. Please leave message at (704) 484-3234 OCEAN LAKES BEACH HOUSE. 2 bedroom, 2 bath. Also, pullout couch, queen size and golf cart. Weeks and weekends. Good off season rates. 704-482-9781 (704) 472-5182

2003 FORD EXPLORER 4WD, Eddie Bauer, 1 owner, 198K mies, heated seats, DVD, AC, 3rd row seat, $5000 obo. (704) 530-1867

3 BEDROOM IN SHELBY. Central H/A. Hardwood floors. Fridge, stove, and dishwasher. Very nice house. $760 month. Call or Text 941-9162235, 704-300-0720

FOR SALE BY OWNER Fallston / Belwood area. 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Brick House, Carport. 1440 sq. ft. Newly Remodeled. $149500. Call (704) 538-1364 THREE RESIDENTIAL ADJOINING LOTS On Waterside Dr. at Moss Lake, Shelby. Approx. 2 acres, level, wooded. Will sell lots separately. (704) 487-6090 LAND FOR SALE IN SHELBY. 9 1/2 acres plus. Includes a 3BR mobile home. Ideal for horse farm. Includes a natural creek. $48000, 50% owner financing. (704) 466-4675

OCEAN LAKES SITE 5640 Beach House at Ocean Lakes Campground Myrtle Beach 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Fully furnished, Spacious living and dining area, Front and side porch, Located in nice area. $87,500. 6001 South Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29575 (704) 6920752

RUTHERFORD COUNTY 11.85 ACRES OF MOUNTAIN LAND with road frontage in Rutherford County. $30,000. (828) 287-0191 27.3 ACRES: 800 feet of frontage on Second Broad River, 900 feet highway frontage, city water, creek, hardwoods, open fields, $130,000. (864) 909-1035 4.9 ACRES FOR SALE near Forest Hunt Elementary School. Rutherford County. Water, good flat land, endless possibilities, lots of road frontage. $38,400. Call 828-2481900, (828) 447-0120 EAST RUTHERFORD COUNTY. Off Hwy 120, beautiful 1.5 acre lot, cleared and ready for home with water and septic. Owner will finance with low down payment. Call Bryant Realty, 704-567-9836. 5201 Monroe Rd, Charlotte, NC 28205

WANT TO RENT WANT TO RENT: 4 bedroom house with 2 baths in Forest City area. (828) 245-7273 or (828) 305-1808

FOR RENT SITE #1706 OCEAN LAKES 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Home. All new remodeled. New furniture. Call (704) 300-1481 BOOK NOW! In the heart of Myrtle Beach. 3 Bedroom, 2 bath. $550 per week. Keith (704) 418-3790 or (704) 7503082

2014 DODGE CHALLENGER RT. Red, 6 speed, 10,300 miles, $18,500. Call after 2pm. (828) 247-0329 jdray0358@

LOVELY 2 BEDROOM 1 BATH HOUSE. Walk-n closet in Master BR. Newly renovated. End of cul-de-sac in Lawndale. Appliances included. Priced to sell $59,000. Call 704-473-2903 for more info.


VACATIONS LOST MAINE COON CAT NAMEDMONK/MONKEY Black, brown, white long coat - 4 yo. Neutered. Lost 4/27 on Antelope Drive Mt Holly NC. (Antelope/Deertrack) microchipped. Shy indoor cat. Recently moved from Abbeydale Drive Charlotte. (828) 748-8207

1/2 ACRE MOBILE HOME LOT and 3 acre Mobile Home lot. Both in Casar on paved street & county water. 704-5381199. 214 Mace Rd, Casar, NC 28021 (704) 600-7847

2014 HONDA ATV 2014 Honda Rancher ATV, 420cc, 2WD, Elec Shift. Olive Green, only 702 miles. Excellent Condition. $3,495 OBO. Please call Kenny (NO TEXTS PLEASE) (704) 4724849 THREE WHEELER In good shape and runs good, Brand new carburetor, Blue and White $800. (704) 4660149

(2) 3 BEDROOM HOMES For rent in Ocean Lakes. All amenities, no pets. Please leave message. (704) 6929133 OCEAN LAKES BEACH HOUSE, Myrtle Beach, SC. 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, 4 decks, close to ocean. WiFi, all amenities. Open weeks 6/16, 7/7, 7/14. (704) 718-4731

LARGE FURNISHED 1 Bedroom and 1 bath, W/D, utility, cable/WiFi included. Private entrance on the Country Club Circle. $550 + 550 sec./ deposit. (704) 482-1423 LIONS SENIOR VILLAGE has 1 bedroom HUD subsidized apartments for low income seniors. Taking applications. Age 62 or older. 211 N. Morgan St, Shelby. Equal Housing Opportunity. (704) 482-7723

LAWNDALE AREA. Cleared 1.3 acre lot, water and septic, priced to sell. Owner will finance with low down payment. Call Bryant Realty, 5201 Monroe Rd, Charlotte, NC 28205 (704) 567-9836

CARS & TRUCKS 2004 CHEVROLET SILVERADO LS extended cab, auto, PW&L, cruise, new paint, new brakes, leather seats, 240k miles. $5495 neg. (828) 829-2293

MISSING: LOST SIMESE MIX CAT. Cream, brown ears, light brown tail, blue eyes, 14yo, neutered, named Monkey. Last seen 4/27 on Polk County Line Road, Rutherfordton. (843) 815-7464


NICE 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME. Heat pump - Central Heat & Air, Stove, Refrigerator, Washer/Dryer hookups. Outside storage building. NO PETS! $800 per month. $500 deposit. Call (704) 472-7933

CLEVELAND COUNTY 2&3 BEDROOM APARTMENTS. Available now! Stove and refrigerator furnished, W/D hookups. Rent based on income. EHO. Shelby. (704) 487-1114 MOBILE HOMES & APARTMENTS. In Kings Mountain. Price starting at $100 per week. Call (704) 739-4417

2&3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Nice and clean, water furnished. Oak Grove Community, Kings Mtn. Call or text (704) 739-0259 HICKORY CREEK APARTMENTS FOR SENIORS (62 & older), disabled (50 & older). 418 E. Warren St., Shelby. Now taking applications for waiting list. EHO. (704) 487-6354 UTILITIES INCLUDED, $289 WEEKLY. Monthly Rates Available. WoodSpring Suites, newly renovated. Fully furnished studio w/kitchenette. Group Rates Available. 1010 Sue Lane, Shelby. (704) 487-1001 1 BD FURNISHED APT. Ideal for collage student. 4 miles to GWU. Quiet setting. $450 month + utilities + deposit. No pets or smoking. Lisa Edwards (704) 591-1769 NICE CLEAN HOUSE IN LAWNDALE. 2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath, central heat/air, safe quiet neighborhood. $600 month plus deposit. Must have references. No inside pets. (704) 312-6346 MOBILE HOME IN BOILING SPRINGS. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, water and lawn service included. No pets. $125 week, $250 deposit. (704) 308-7081

RUTHERFORD COUNTY EFFICIENCY APARTMENT. Includes utilities, cable and wifi, 3 minute drive to downtown Forest City. From $150 week, discount monthly. (828) 245-0444 ENERGY EFFICIENT NEWLY REMODELED 1 Bedroom Apartment in Forest City. Includes appliances, water, sewer, garbage pickup, $425 plus deposit. Forest City, NC 28043 (828) 248-1776 1 BEDROOM STUDIO APARTMENT. All utilities included, $180 weekly or monthly for discount. Forest City. Call for more info. (828) 245-0444 2 & 3 BEDROOM Mobile Homes. Small private park between Spindale and Forest City. From $125 week & up. (828) 245-0444 $199.99 & UP WEEKLY SPECIAL. Town & Country Inn, Spindale. WiFi, Micro-fridge, flatscreen, HD ESPN/Showtime. Nightly $49.99 & up. (828) 286-3681 2BR, 2BA, VERY PRIVATE. Beautiful flower garden. Convenient to Rutherfordton/ Forest City. Mount Vernon area. Pets under 25lbs. $750 month, deposit required. (828) 371-6216 2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH HOUSE. Could be 3 bed. Downtown Rutherfordton. Fenced back yard, no pets, $675 plus deposit. (828) 4587403 1 BEDROOM, 1 BATH HOUSE. Stove, refrigerator, water furnished. Ellenboro area. $400 per month, $400 deposit. 828-429-5001 or (828) 429-5002 ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT. Clean, repainted, all appliances furnished, some utilities paid, $600 month. $400 deposit. Forest City. 828-2874541 or (828) 748-8196




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Pre-Mother’s Day program held by North Elementary Kindergarten students

CLASSES From Page 4A have questions, please contact Susie Neely at slneely00@ or Pam Perkins at Shutter Light Group Meeting May 15 and June 19 - Meets at SASi for an informative program or planned outing. Doors open at 6:30 – meeting begins at 7 pm. For details email Ellen Devenny at KMCameraClub@ Color Pencil Club Meeting May 31 & June 28 - Color Pencil Group meets at SASi at 6:30 pm for informative programs and projects. Drawing - Back to Basics workshop with Todd Baxter - Saturday May 12 - Students will focus on the basics of drawing; line, shape, value, proportions and composition, and work on improving rendering skills. Cost: $55 SASi Members, $60 Non-members. Time: 9 am - 4 pm. Ages: 14 & up. Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate. Bring your own lunch. Supplies to bring: See list on SASi website. Portrait Drawing workshop with Todd Baxter - Sat-

urday May 19 – Learn how to create a good solid drawing by focusing on accurate proportions, capturing those important shadow shapes and honing your rendering skills. Cost: $55 SASi Members, $60 Non-members. Ages: 14 & up. Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate. Bring your own lunch. Supplies to bring: See list on SASi website. Five Week Acrylic Course for Beginners with Ron Shepard Saturdays: June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Time: 9 am - 3 pm This series covers what an artist might need to know about color, including pigment characteristics and terms, color schemes, color mixing, shadows, highlights, and much more. This 5 week course features step by step projects and practical tips and techniques to put color knowledge and painting to effective use. You will also learn how to use a palette knife to mix and apply paint to your canvas to create a colorful and textured painting. Cost: $325 for SASi Members, and $350 for Non-members (includes supplies) Ages: 18 & up. Skill Level: Beginner. Bring your own lunch. Class info sheet on SASi website.

Kindergarten students at North Elementary School put on a program for their Moms and special ladies on Friday. May 11. The students sang songs and danced in the gymnasium for a pre-Mother’s Day program. Refreshments were served in the classrooms and a slide show was presented showing activities of the students during the school year. Photos submitted

Smooth Beach Music at Sounds of Summer Series Plan to attend our monthly 2018 Sounds of Summer Community Concert & Cruise- In Saturday, May 26th, hosted by Bessemer City’s Parks & Recreation Department. The night will feature groovy tunes from “Jim Quick & The Coastline” Band. Artist or in person, Jim Quick is the kind of guy you genuinely want to call a friend. With the charm only a true Southerner can possess, he brings his talent to the stage with a quick-witted, knee-slapping sense of humor coupled with the clear sincerity of his love for his craft. “As a child, I was real mischievous. Playin’ pranks and makin’ jokes; doin’ stupid stuff you do as a kid. People would

laugh; the more they laughed, the more I’d act a fool! It was like applause for more, more, more. I loved being the center of attention. Still do. Add music and, well, that’s spice to the concoction! That’s how I roll.”So don’t forget to join us at 6:00 PM in downtown Centennial Park (114 W. Virginia Avenue) for good music, classic cars, and family fun! Visit us at http://bessemercity. com/explore/2018soundsofsummer/ or for additional 2018 Sounds of Summer Concert & Cruise-In Series information. Pictured April 2018 Sounds of Summer sites. Photo by Hydeia Hayes.

May Community News The City of Bessemer City is currently seeking dedicated citizens to serve on the Planning & Zoning Board of Adjustments. If you would like to be a part of decision-making for Bessemer City, please consider applying.

Terms are appointed on a three (3) year basis. Contact the City Clerk at (704) 729 - 6509 or visit to complete an application before Monday, June 4th, 2018.

Please remember that City Hall Customer Service & Finance Division have temporarily relocated to the Kiser Senior Center (123 West Pennsylvania Avenue, Bessemer City, NC 28016). Visit us at this temporary location to pay your utility bill and speak with our customer service representatives. Please note that bills may also be paid via

Local Art in BC Downtown Centennial Park

the drop box located outside of City Hall (132 West Virginia Avenue), mailed to 132 West Virginia Avenue, or submitted online at The division will remain at the Kiser Senior Center until repairs and cleanup efforts are completed. No senior programming will be scheduled at the Kiser Senior Center during this relocation process. ProThe City of Bessemer City made a casting call for all artist in the surrounding areas to submit art for a chance to be featured in the downtown Centennial Park. Since the park’s renovation in 2016, it has tripled in size and allowed for a mural display. The

gramming that could be moved has been relocated to the Allan Farris Community Center. For information on which Kiser Senior Programs are available call (704) 729-6465 or visit For further information, contact James Inman, City Manager at 704-629-5542 or

images painted or photographed created by artists are replicated and placed on the walls of the park at no cost to the artist. The Spring 2018 mural display features many pieces created by local Bessemer City artists So the next time your’re down-

town in Bessemer City stop into the Centennial Park and view the art along the walls made with local Bessemer City pride. Pictured new local art in downtown Bessemer City Centennial Park. Photo by Josh Ross.

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