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Grover man arrested in Washington, DC By Loretta Cozart According to a Capitol Police press release Friday, at approximately 9:15 a.m. Thursday morning, a man in a black pick-up truck drove onto the sidewalk in front of the Library of Congress, near First Street, S.E., and Independence Avenue. The driver of the truck, later identified as 49-yearold Floyd Ray Roseberry of Grover, NC, told the officer on the scene he had a bomb. The officer noticed what appeared to be a detonator in the man’s hand. Officers immediately evacuated nearby buildings, including the Library of Congress Buildings and the Cannon Office Building. The U.S. House and U.S. Senate were on recess, but some people were still working in the buildings. Roseberry was communicating by holding up hand-written signs through the front, driver-side window. Officers delivered him a phone in hopes of trying to continue the dialogue. Then the suspect got out of the car on his own and

FLOYD ROSEBERRY US Capitol Police officers safely took him into custody. The United States Capitol Police is working in conjunction with the FBI Washington Field Office to investigate Roseberry’s background and the motive. Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office shared their role in the investigation. “On Thursday morning at approximately 11 a.m., Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office received information from the FBI office in Charlotte, regarding an on-going investigation in Washington, DC that possibly had ties to Cleveland See ARRESTED, Page 5A • 704-484-1047


Sellers Market driving KM home prices up, up, up By Loretta Cozart T h e median s a l e s p r i c e for single-family homes in Kings Mountain CHRIS JOLLY has risen an astonishing 40.8% in the last 12 months. With the opening of the casino, many speculate the reason for the increase in home costs happened because of the announcement. Chris Jolly, licensed NC Realtor® and owner of Jolly Realty Group, suggests the reason has less to do with the casino and more to do with a lack of inventory. Looking at MLS listings for July 2018, Kings Mountain had 194 properties available for purchase.

In July 2019, there were only 161 properties listed. By 2020, 151 were offered, and as of August 15, there are just 140 residential listings. Of those 140 properties, only 28 aren’t already under contract.** If you were to need a house now in Kings Mountain, you would have less than 30 houses from which to choose. Jolly explains, “We have a very hot seller’s market right now with historically low interest rates creating very strong and competitive buyer activity.” A lot of that activity comes from homeowners who look to take advantage of the increase in positive equity from the sale of their home and use that to upgrade their homes with little, or in some cases no increase, in their monthly payment due to the lower

cost of lending. A supply and demand issue are created when sellers are hesitant to list their home for sale for fear of selling their house before they have found the home that suits their needs. These shoppers are checking for new listings daily, and when the right one comes on the market, they make an offer with the intention of selling their current residence to qualify for a new mortgage. When a buyer offers this way, most feel the need to make their offers as strong as possible in hopes that the seller chooses them. You see increases in purchase price, due diligence fees, etc. “When this happens for an extended period, real estate agents can see the trends, we have sold/closed comparable properties and value list-

ings with the most up to date information available, which reflects the current trends of the market,” Jolly shared. “While low inventory supply has affected many markets across the country, there are a couple different factors that I believe are driving people to Kings Mountain, specifically.” “Affordability is becoming a major concern for a lot of cities and counties in our area. Even with the recent increase in values, Kings Mountain is still an affordable place to live. We are seeing situations where homeowners are frustrated with congestion from the high rate of development in cities like Charlotte and Belmont. A lot of those people find Kings Mountain and realize its See MARKET, Page 2A

Back-to-School Prayer Rally A Back-to-School Prayer Rally will be hosted by East Gold Street Wesleyan Church and sponsored by the Kings Mountain Min-

isterial Association on Sunday, August 29, at 6 pm. The church is located at 701 East Gold St., Kings Mtn.

Masks required in schools, with options Due to the increase in COVID-related illnesses throughout Cleveland County, the Board of Education voted to require face coverings/ masks for all students, staff and building occupants while inside a school building when occupied by students during the instructional day. Cleveland County Schools has developed a standardized form to provide consent for or on behalf of a student enrolled in our district to exempt a student from the local face-covering requirement. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) and the Centers for Disease Control

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and Prevention (CDC) have provided guidance stating that the wearing of face coverings slows the spread of COVID-19 and encourages all students and school staff to wear face coverings. Failure to wear a face-covering may subject a student or staff member to an increased risk of contracting COVID-19 and spreading COVID-19 to others. By completing this form, parents and guardians are authorizing your student to not wear a face-covering while at school. A separate form must be completed for each child. The form can be found online at forms/face_covering_exemption_form

Participating in Terra Mia Ristorante’s ribbon cutting were Police Chief Proctor, City Manager Marilyn Sellers, Councilman Keith Miller, Mayor Scott Neisler, Owner Tony Coppola, and others from Terra Mia Ristorante. Photo by Christy Adkins

Terra Mia Ristorante holds ribbon cutting By Loretta Cozart Terra Mia Ristorante held a ribbon cutting on Friday, August 20 to celebrate its one-year anniversary in downtown Kings Mountain at 238 Cherokee Street. On hand for the ribbon cutting were Mayor Scott

Neisler, Councilman Keith Miller, and representatives from City of Kings Mountain and Terra Mia Ristorante owner and staff. Owner Tony Coppola is from Monte di Procida, which means Mountain overlooking island of Procida, and is close to Napoli

(Naples Italy). He has been living in the US and working in the restaurant industry for 25 years. “But I feel like it’s my first day,” he said. He was taught to cook by his Mama and his Nonna (grandma). Tony is a big soccer fan and has been

cooking his entire life. He chose Kings Mountain because, “I love the cozy little village that brings me back to my little Italian Village.” Tony welcomes you to come by Terra Mia Ristorante for a slice of authentic Italian cuisine in downtown Kings Mountain.

Distinguished Women’s Banquet rescheduled The Commission for Women is postponing the Distinguished Women’s Banquet scheduled for public health reasons. The event had been scheduled for Thursday, Aug 26 at LeG-

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Monty Renn Thornburg KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – Monty Renn Thornburg, 61, of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away on August 18, 2021 at Atrium Cleveland in Shelby, NC. He was born in Cleveland County, NC, son of the late Fred Love and Frances Dover Thornburg and was preceded in death by his sister, Brenda Thomas and girlfriend, Ina Blanton. Monty was a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer who served as manager of Harris Funeral Home since 2017. He began his funeral service career at Harris Funeral Home in 1998. He was retired from the City of Kings Mountain with over 32 years of service as the Senior Center Director. He was a 1982 Graduate of Gardner-Webb University with a BS in Psychology and a 2006 honor graduate of Fayetteville Technical Community College with an AS Degree in Funeral Service. Monty viewed the funeral service as a noble profession and a ministry. Monty was very active in the Kings Mountain community. He was a member of Kings Mountain Baptist Church where he has served as past Treasurer, Deacon and Usher. He also served as Secretary of the Life Enrichment Center Advisory Board and was a former Secretary and past President of the Children’s Homes of Cleveland County Board. He was a Commissioner of the Kings Mountain Housing Authority and served as a Trustee of the Cleveland County Healthcare System. Always active, Monty also served on the Transportation Association of Cleveland County, member of Rotary, and served many years as a Hospice volunteer. Always an advocate for senior adults, he was a certified Medicare SHIIP Counselor, assisting Medicare and Medicaid recipients with their prescription drug plans and Medicare Supplement insurance. Monty was a proponent of end of life issues and served with JOURNEY, the End of Life Coalition of Cleveland County. In June 2015, Monty was honored with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award. He was humbled and surprised to be nominated for this award by his funeral service mentor and friend, Ronald Hawkins. Monty enjoyed cooking, walking, swimming and spending time with his beloved pets: Ella, Bob and Mortie. Monty was the kindest, warmest and most genuine brother, uncle and friend that a person could know. His friendship, love, kindness and generosity were extended to all that he knew. Monty will be greatly missed by his loving family, friends, and all who knew him.

He is survived by his sister: Debbie Parker and husband Ray, Stockbridge, GA; nieces and nephews: Jennifer Evans, Corbin Parker, Todd Thomas, Taylor Evans, Christopher Evans, Alyssa Thomas and Hunter Thomas; numerous cousins, other family and friends and Harris Funeral Home family. A graveside service was held on Sunday, August 22, 2021 at 3:00 pm. Rev. Tim Whitesides officiated. Lie in State was 12:00 - 2:00 pm Sunday, August 22, 2021. Interment was in Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain, North Carolina In lieu of flowers, please contribute to any charity of choice that saves Animal’s lives. Guest register is available at: Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain, NC is in charge of arrangements.

Gary Curtis Hambright KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – Gary Curtis Hambright, 76, of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away on August 19, 2021 at Atrium Health in Shelby, NC after a period of declining health. Born in Cherokee County SC, He was son of the late Curtis Lee and Adelia Turner Hambright. Gary graduated from Kings Mountain High School where he enjoyed playing for the Mountaineer Baseball Team. He was also a graduate of Cleveland Community College where he received an Associates Degree in Industrial Engineering. He was a machinist, starting his career at Minette Mills, then working for Fiber industries and retiring from Commercial Intertech. He was of the Christian faith and served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Gary enjoyed watching Major League Baseball and the Carolina Panthers football. He later became a fan of Appalachian Football after his daughters attended and graduated from Appalachian State University. He is survived by his wife of 51 years: Mary Childers Hambright, Kings Mtn. NC; daughters: Amanda Hambright Houser and husband Danny, Vale, NC; Melissa Hambright, Lincolnton, NC. Graveside services will be private Interment will be in Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain, North Carolina. Guest register is available at: Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain, NC is in charge of arrangements.

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

By Loretta Cozart

Michael Edward Strickland KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – Michael Edward Strickland, age 74 resident of Kings Mountain, NC passed away on August 16, 2021 at Wendover Hospice, Shelby, NC. He was born in Cleveland Co, NC to the late Burley Edward Strickland and Dovie Alberta Putnam Strickland. He was also preceded in death by his son, Johnny Strickland and first wife Georgia Mae Davidson Strickland. Michael was a wonderful husband, father, brother and friend who enjoyed playing golf and taking care of his children and grandchildren. He worked in the textile industry, formerly employed with Duplex International and Westpoint Pepperell and retired from Hanes/SaraLee. He was also partner and owner of Trinity Home Remodeling, Kings Mtn. NC. He is survived by his wife: Mary Collins Strickland, Kings Mtn. NC; daughter: Sherry Shipton, Kings Mtn. NC; brother: Reid Strickland, Kings Mtn. NC; 9 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral service was held in Ollie Harris Memorial Chapel, Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 3:00 P.M. Visitation was 2:00 3:00 P.M. Thursday, August 19, 2021 prior to the service at Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain, North Carolina. Interment was held inMountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain North Carolina. Memorials may be made to: Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive Shelby, NC 28150. Guest register is available at: Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain, NC is in charge of arrangements.

Good Neighbors Food Pantry August 26 The Good Neighbors Food Pantry at East Gold Street Wesleyan Church will be open Thursday, August 26th, from 5:30 – 6:15 pm. The food pantry is open the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. 701 East Gold Street, Kings Mountain. Drive around to the back of the church.

Clevel a n d County Sheriff’s Office had a busy July. During the month, SHERIFF NORMAN there were 6,042 calls for service, 172 arrests, 1,086 papers served including 341 criminal, 451

civil, and 294 subpoenas. One hundred sixty-nine incident reports were handled: 147 were criminal and 22 were non-criminal. Two-hundred ninety-eight total gun permits were issued, and an additional 196 concealed carry permits issued. Narcotics seized were 138,20.5 DU, Cocaine 4.24 g, Marijuana 939.3 g, Meth 338.4 g, and Heroine 1008 g. Inmates handled by the sheriff’s office were 252 males

and 35 females. Sheriff Alan Norman said, “We continue to aggressively investigate drug complaints which has led to an increase in drug seizures and arrests. This has led to a decrease in property and violent crimes. We will continue to work with our community partners and have a proactive approach on crime in an effort to keep Cleveland County a safe place to live.”

■ POLICE ARRESTS AUG. 11: Glenn Williamson, 45, 311 N. Tracy Street, failure to appear, order for arrest, transferred to Gaston County law enforcement. AUG. 12: Tyrece Crawford, 27, 306 N. Watterson Street, assault on a female, injury to personal property, $3.000 unsecured bond. AUG. 13: Chasity Steele, 42, Gastonia, DWI, $7,500 secured bond. AUG. 14: Jordan Lanier, 21, Grover, felony probation violation, $20,000 secured bond AUG. 17: Maurice Tehran Williams, 46, 405 Parker Street, failure to appear, expired tag, inspection violation, revoked driver’s license, $15,000 secured bond. AUG. 17: Madison Jones, 25, Cherryville, simple possession marijuana, citation. AUG. 19: Angela Barnhill, 41, Gastonia, simple assault, $2,000 secured bond. Suspect was transported to Gaston County jail. INCIDENTS AUG. 12: Brown Enterprises, Kings Mountain, larceny of copper wire from a construction site on Cherokee Street. The wire is valued at $6,000. AUG. 12: A resident of Greyfield Drive reported theft of a purse and diamond ring from a 2009 Mercury parked in a parking lot on Shelby Road. AUG. 14: Jones & Sons Enterprises, Dixon School Road, theft of a battery from a 2011 Chevrolet.

AUG. 16: KM Country Club reported theft of a tan golf cart. AUG. 16: A resident of Meadowbrook Road reported a break-in by someone who threw the victim’s property around the residence. AUG. 18: A resident of West Ridge Street reported theft of currency and food. AUG. 18: A resident of Battleground Avenue reported identity theft. CITATIONS AUG. 7: Hallie Morrow, 18, 209 E. Parker Street, no driver’s license. AUG. 8: Leland Leonhart, 64, 520 Long Branch Road, speeding. AUG. 11: Jessica Lambert, 32, 900 2nd Street, no vehicle registration, no insurance, borrowed tag, expired tag. AUG.11: Karla Barber, 35, 103 Fulton Drive, expired tag AUG. 12: Darrin Branch, 54, 529 Kilgore Road, no operator’s license. AUG. 13: Michael Allen, 38, Bessemer City, speeding. AUG. 14: Shenita Carothers, 42, 232 Morris Street, expired tag, no vehicle inspection. AUG. 16: Katrina Wilson, 18, 608 W. Gold Street, speeding. WRECKS AUG. 12: Officer Carpenter said Julia Stewart, 715 Meadowbrook Road, operating a 2017 Chevrolet, collided with a 2000 Chevrolet operated by Harold Dean Etters, 910 Sharon Lane. Etters, traveling on

US 74 Business just beyond Cansler Street, was forced to come to an abrupt stop due to a vehicle that was stopped in the straight lane attempting to make a left turn. The 2017 Chevrolet hit a utility pole. Property damages were estimated at $17,500. AUG 12: Officer Bullins said Priscilla Robinson, York, SC, operating a 2018 Kia, was turning left onto I-85 North on the ramp at NC 161 and crossed into the path of Darrin Branch, 529 Kilgore Road, operating a 1995 Nissan who had the green light. Property damages were estimated at $8,000. AUG. 13: Officer McKinney said Michael Allen, Bessemer City, operating a 2021 Audi, attempted to beat a yellow traffic light at King Street and Battleground Avenue and struck a 201 Toyota operated by Karlee Nantz, 309 West Mountain Street which struck a 2011 Kia operated by Barbara Hoppes of Shelby. Cleveland County EMS transported injured to Atrium Health Kings Mountain. Property damages were estimated at $21,000. AUG. 14: Officer Dee cited Matthew Coleman, Bessemer City, with failure to reduce speed after Coleman, operating a 2004 Pontiac, struck a 2016 Ford operated by Stephanie Gravley, Gastonia. The accident happened on NC 161 as Gravley was turning left on East Gold Street. Property damages were estimated at $4,000.


fruits of its labor. Major downtown revitalization continues, and our Special Events department has done an incredible job getting Kings Mountain ‘on the map’, through the many events, concerts, and Christmas festivities it’s hosted over the last few years. We are seeing more people come into Kings Mountain than ever before.” Jolly concludes, “Once they see how many boxes the city checks for them, it’s just really hard to say

no to Kings Mountain right now.” Important note to readers - Jolly states that each individual property is unique, and that values will vary with each property. Please contact a local, licensed NC Realtor® for a proper and thorough home valuation. **Data compiled from CanopyMLS©. Information accurate as of August 15, 2021.

From Page 1A affordable, with great access to I-85 and Highway 74,” said Jolly. “Another large factor into the rise of interest in Kings Mountain is due to the Covid-19 pandemic. With an incredible amount of people now working remotely, it’s easier than ever for families to move a little further away from their physical office, and we are seeing a lot of people from Charlotte, who now work from home, looking for homes in our area. As lockdowns and mandates started happening last year, I think it influenced people to seek out less congested areas to live,” he said. “Lastly, I believe this city is finally seeing the

KMHS Class of 1971 ONSITE OPEN INTERVIEWS EVERY WEDNESDAY EVERY thursDAY 50th Reunion The Kings Mountain High School Class of 1971 will be having their 50th Reunion on Saturday, October 16th, 2021 from 5:00 – 9:00 pm at Trackview Hall; 205 S Battleground Ave; Kings Mountain, NC 28086. Cost per person is $40.00, includes Dinner. Casual Dress. Please RSVP

by Saturday, September 18th.Checks/Money Orders should be made payable to “KM Class of 1971” and mailed to: Lynn Lovelace Brown; 3034 Vernell Lane; Shelby, NC 28150. Questions? Call/ text Lynn at 704-813-9552 or e-mail: lbrown3504@



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TODAY’S QUOTE: No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave. – Calvin Coolidge

Pieces of Kings Mountain History On Wednesday, August 18, a beloved Kings Mountain native, LORETTA Monty COZART Thornburg, passed away at Atrium Health Cleveland and his death came as a shock to the community. Some knew him as a brother, uncle, co-worker, classmate, church member, deacon, and advisor. But to everyone who knew him, he was also a friend. Monty and I attended junior, middle, and high school together and he was a proud member of the KMHS Class of 1978. After high school, he attended Gardner-Webb University earning a degree in Psychology. In 2006 he graduated with honors from Fayetteville Technical Community College with an AS Degree in Funeral Service. For 32-years, Monty served the citizens of Kings Mountain as the Director of the senior center, later known as the H. Lawrence Patrick Senior Center. During his time there, the center grew from a modest facility at the Depot into one of the nicest senior centers of its kind in the area. Monty had a kind and patient manner that suited him well for this work. He also advised seniors on their Medicare SHIIP options. He was a dear friend to many of Kings Mountain’s seniors during difficult times in their lives.

After retiring from the city, Monty transitioned to Harris Funeral Service, where he had worked since 1998. At the funeral home and mortuary, he took on the role of manager. Here, too, he helped countless families during the loss of a loved one. He continued serving the people of Kings Mountain there until his recent illness. Monty was a person who didn’t seek attention. He considered his work at the funeral home as a noble profession and a ministry. He was a man with a servant’s heart, as was evidenced in all that he did. A few years ago a childhood friend of ours became ill and went to Hospice. She reached out to Monty, and he helped her get her affairs in order. She conveyed her funeral wishes and he, as a classmate and friend, did as she requested and saw that everything she wanted was carried out to the letter. But I am not the only one who saw firsthand his kindness. He helped so many people. When word got out of Monty’s passing, people posted tributes to him on Facebook. Four classmates shared their thoughts, and their words are much more eloquent than my own. They were kind to let me share portions here. Sharon Eaker, past Administrative Assistant and Director at the Patrick Senior Center wrote, “As many of you already know, our dear friend, Monty Thornburg went to

MONTY THORNBURG heaven today. Monty was a very special person and personal friend of mine for over 55 years. We started school together in first grade in Mrs. Bridges class at West Elementary School and went through high school together. In 1990 Monty hired me at the Kings Mountain Senior Center as his Administrative Assistant and I worked for him for about 25 years. We became really good friends through those years. He was a great boss, kind and considerate at all times. We laughed, cried, fell down hills, shoveled shingles, moved furniture, vented to each other about difficult people and things on the job, and (we) had much fun even though we worked hard.” “He was a true gentleman, giving, generous and loving to all,” Eaker continued. “He taught me so much about how to treat people. He supported and had confidence in me and recommended me to replace him when he retired, but nobody could replace him because he was one of a kind. I am so thankful I got to call him my

Looking Back The Kings Mountain Herald reported in its Oct. 17, 1957 edition, that Kings Mountain Business Development Corporation was the name chosen for a Chamber of Commerce-fostered industrial development corporation for Kings Mountain. Under the charter, the new busi-

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Monty since we took piano lessons from Mrs. Martin Harmon. That’s where I first met Monty Thornburg, at Mrs. Harmon’s house. I also knew him from the time I was 6-years-old because he was always in the Kiwanis talent shows with me. He was so very funny. He and I have had some side splitting funny conversations about many things during our lifelong friendship. He was a real gentleman, the likes of which no other man can compare. He was always there if you needed to laugh, smile, cry or feel loved. What a wonderful privilege to have had him as our dear friend!” Sonya McAbee Gregory shared the thoughts of many when she wrote,” My heart is truly broken. Monty Thornburg you were so very precious to my heart. You have left us way too soon. I will never forget your sweet

friend. Our hearts are broken, and we will miss him so much.” Classmate Billy Hughes wrote, “I lost a wonderful classmate and true friend to the virus today. He devoted his entire life to serving others. First, as a devoted advocate in the Aging Profession and then as our town’s Funeral Director/Mortician. Over 30 years of caring for us, did he. He was there for us when we were at our lowest, and now his number has been called. God help us. God, please help us! Rest in peace Monty Thornburg. You took care of us and now God will take care of you! God will have a special seat at the table for you because of all you did for us. My heart is broken but rejoices in the fact that you are with all those you honored in that last act of love.” Another classmate, Nancy White Mauney shared, “I’ve known

heart and gentle love for every one of us. My heart hurts for your little animals, as I know they will miss you too. Rest in peace, as we all look forward to seeing you in Glory very soon. I know your sweet Ina was waiting at the gate as you passed into Heaven.” In Monty’s 61 years of living he did what very few of us are capable of at any age. He helped everyone, regardless of who they were. He helped the elderly in the hour of their need. And he helped families mourning the loss of a loved one when they were suffering. We called him our friend because he called us his friend first. He cared for people without exception. And he did so because he truly loved us. And that is why it is so hard very to say goodbye.

Staying focused; what life requires… Willingness to try and to learn new skills is imperative to navigating life. There Glenn Mollette Guest Editorial is always more to learn. Learning happens in school, through trial and error, personal research and time spent with others who already know what you need to learn. You can learn a lot from listening to others. Listening is one of the greatest tools of financial and life security. If you will listen you will know what you know plus what you are hearing. The ability to listen and focus in a class is essential for a student’s success. Listening to your workplace boss, or someone who is training you is imperative. When someone is telling you how to do something you have potential to grow as a person. Someone is giving you knowledge that will provide you with the ability to perform a task. A major detriment to the success of learning from teachers, mentors and trainers is distrac-

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tion. Many people struggle with this problem naturally. Attention Deficit, Hyperactivity Disorder plagues millions of America’s children and adults. Too often school children are never diagnosed and struggle all through school. Adults carry this problem with them in different ways for years and sometimes most of their lives. Understanding that you, a family member or someone you work with has this problem at least gives you a better perspective. Diagnosis by a trained professional can be extremely helpful to the individual, family, teachers and those impacted in the workplace. Everyone has a chance of dealing with what they know. New forms of distraction have come on the scene in recent years. Spam telephone calls seem to come at me 10 or more times a day. Unwanted text messages, spam email and social media distraction bombard us. Too many times we have heard of auto accidents because someone was trying to read or send a text message will driving. Cars now have bigger screens, Wi-Fi, telephones, and hun-



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dreds of radio stations. There’s a lot to distract us. While distraction is a major source of some of our problems, focus is the key to solving many of our problems. The problem with focus is that we can’t focus on everything. Determining our priorities is essential and sometimes that’s where life is difficult. Too often we have a list of many priorities. The only way to really accomplish and succeed is to determine what is most important and to put our energy and minds into making the “most important” successful. Family, school, career, sports, business, hobbies and more provide us with many choices to make every day. You have to decide which is most important and put your heart and strength into it. Whatever it is will work out better. Jesus understood this. He told his followers the greatest commandment is to love the Lord your God with all of your heart, soul, mind and strength. That is focus. Focus is what anything worth doing normally requires.

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Jimmy Wayne honored in KM On Thursday, August 12, the City of Kings Mountain hosted a ribbon-cutting in front of the commissioned mural of its hometown hero, Jimmy Wayne. Jimmy dedicated the event to the memory of his mother, Brenda England, who would have turned 71 (8/12/5010/22/19). To kick off the event, the Cleveland County Chamber’s new Executive Director, Christine Cribb, and Mayor of Kings Mountain, Scott Neisler, welcomed the group and invited Jimmy to speak. The mayor noted, “We are proud to be a part of the NC Music Mural Trail and Jimmy’s mural is a perfect addition to downtown Kings Mountain. He has a big heart and his passion for

helping kids that age out of foster care makes this a fitting tribute.” The singer, songwriter, New York Times bestselling author, and foster child advocate thanked family, friends, fans, and representatives of the City of Kings Mountain including Kings Mountain Travel and Tourism Authority, Kings Mountain Little Theatre Board of Directors, Kings Mountain Historical Museum and Cleveland County Chamber of Commerce. After the ribbon-cutting, the crowd flowed into the Joy Theater for refreshments and a meet and greet with Jimmy. Scott Nurkin, the muralist, was unable to attend but put the finishing touches on the mural the day before.

Officials from the City of Kings Mountain join Jimmy Wayne in front of the Joy Performance Center & Little Theatre for a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating his new mural, and the latest installation in the North Carolina Mural Trail, by muralist Scott Nurkin. Pictured, left to right, are Keith Miller, Councilman; Scott Neisler, Mayor; Jimmy Wayne; Rick Duncan, Water Resource/ Moss Lake Director; Rachel Whitaker, Human Resource Director; Matthew Dull, IT Director; Marilyn Sellers, City Manager. (Photo by Jonathan Stewart)

Watch where you step, literally, during Chalk Fest Let your inner artist escape on the sidewalks in Uptown Shelby as the Cleveland County Arts Council presents Chalk Fest, a fun, family friendly, sidewalk chalk competition on the Court Square, around the Earl Scruggs Center, Saturday, Sept. 18, 9am - noon. Children through adults, groups and individuals are invited to sign up for an individual square on which to create artwork during Chalk Fest. Judging will begin at noon with the winners announced when judging is completed. Prizes are $125 for best in the Group category (two or more people), $100 for Adult (age 18+), $50 cash prize for best in Youth category (age 11 – 17) and $25 for best in the children’s division (age 10 and under). There will also be plenty of “free space” for those who wish to participate without competing.

The public is invited to watch the artists as the sidewalk masterpieces are created or to enjoy them later in the day. Pre-registration is suggested to ensure your space; registration the day of the event will take place at 8:30 am on the Warren Street side of the Earl Scruggs Center. The registration fee is $5 for individuals and $10 for groups and includes a box of chalk. Additional chalk can be purchased during the event. Chalk Fest is brought to you by the Cleveland County Arts Council in partnership with Uptown

Shelby Association and is sponsored by Cleveland Animal Hospital. Street art is thought to have originated in Italy in the 16th century. Originally, the artwork was of a religious nature, therefore the artists were called “Madonnari”. Vagabond artists would travel throughout Italy between festivals, living solely on the coins tossed onto or next to their drawings as homage to the Madonna or possibly to their abilities. For centuries, the Madonnari were true folk artists, but suffered a decline after World War II. For information about the chalk fest and to register, please call the Arts Council, 704-4842787, or visit us at http:// Opportunities.htm or https://www.facebook. com/ClevelandCountyArtsCouncil .




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Immunocompromised people can receive third dose of Moderna, Pfizer vaccines By DeShay Oliver, CC Deputy Health Director North Carolinians who are moderately to severely immunocompromised and received the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines can now begin receiving an additional dose to better protect themselves from COVID-19. Individuals whose immune system is suppressed from a medical condition or treatment wishing to receive an additional dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, may schedule an appointment with the Cleveland County Health Department by calling the COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment Line at 980-4846019. There are many other healthcare providers administering the COVID-19 vaccine in Cleveland County. To find a vaccine provider near you, visit https://covid19.ncdhhs. gov/vaccines and enter your zip code. An additional dose of the same brand of vaccine is recommended for moderately to severely immunocompromised people at least 28 days after they have completed their initial two-dose series to help increase the body’s immune response. The same vaccine brand should be used unless unavailable, in which case either Pfizer or Moderna vaccine can be used. The Moderna vaccine is available to those 18 and older, while the Pfizer vaccine is available to those 12 and older. A full list of conditions can be found on the CDC’s website: COVID-19 Vaccines for Moderately to Severely Immunocompromised People | CDC. People who are moderately to

ARRESTED From Page 1A County,” a press release on Friday shared. “The person of interest was identified as Floyd Ray Roseberry by the US Capitol Police and is a resident of our county. The sheriff’s office, acting in partnership with FBI Charlotte, NC SBI, and several other agencies, secured and acquired legal documentation for a residence in the southern part of Cleveland County,” the press release said. On Friday, a Criminal Complaint was filed in Washington, DC Federal Court, charging Roseberry with threatening to use a weapon of mass destruction and threatening to use an explosive device. The complaint states, “At approximately 9:45 a.m. on August 19, the FBI responded to assist U.S. Capitol Police with a bomb

severely immunocompromised make up about 3% of the adult population in the U.S. “This additional dose will offer valuable protection to those who need it, especially as we face a surge in COVID-19 cases due to the Delta variant,” said Dr. Elizabeth Tilson, NCDHHS State Health Director and Chief Medical Officer. “I encourage those who are eligible to get this additional dose. In addition, if you are not fully vaccinated, please do so now to protect yourself and others – like those who are immunocompromised – from severe illness, hospitalization and death from COVID-19.” It is not recommended that immunocompromised people who were vaccinated with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine get an additional dose at this time. There is not enough data on the safety and effectiveness of an additional vaccine dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for it to be authorized. This recommendation may change as more data is available. In addition, today, public health and medical experts from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released information on the Administration’s plan for COVID-19 booster shots for the American people. “These booster shots are not the same as the additional doses that have been approved for immunocompromised individuals,” said DeShay Oliver, Deputy Health Director, Cleveland County Health Depart-

ment. “A booster is administered when the initial sufficient immune response to a primary vaccine series is likely to have waned over time. An additional dose is administered when the immune response following a primary vaccine series is likely to be insufficient, such as in immunocompromised individuals.” The FDA is currently conducting an independent evaluation and determining the safety and effectiveness of a booster dose of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. FDA approval and ACIP recommendations for the booster are anticipated on September 20, 2021. “We are prepared to begin scheduling third dose/booster appointments for patients beginning on September 20 pending FDA approval,” said Oliver. Individuals are eligible for a booster dose starting 8 months after they received their second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine.” Although we continue to see stable and highly effective protection against hospitalizations and severe outcomes for people who are fully vaccinated, we are seeing a decrease in vaccine effectiveness against infection. It is critical that unvaccinated and partially vaccinated people get their primary series of vaccines to further reduce the risk of COVID-19 and its more severe outcomes. Nearly all the cases of severe disease, hospitalization, and death continue to occur among those not yet vaccinated at all.

threat made by an individual later identified as Floyd Roseberry, a resident of Grover, North Carolina. Roseberry had reportedly claimed to have a bomb and a detonator in his possession.” The complaint also states, that during these events on August 19, which garnered widespread media attention, a local law enforcement official in Cleveland County, North Carolina contacted the FBI to report that the official recognized Roseberry as the subject of a report received the previous day, on August 18, 2021, by a person (W-1) related to Roseberry. W-1 had reported their concern that Roseberry had recently expressed anti-government views and an intent to travel to Virginia or Washington, D.C. to conduct acts of violence. W-1 also reported that Roseberry had stated that he “ordered a trench

coat to protect him from Taser and pepper ball guns and he would just tip his cowboy hat at the police”. “At approximately 2:15 pm, after a four-and-a-halfhour standoff, Roseberry was taken into custody by United States Capitol Police. In a post-arrest interview, Roseberry confirmed his identity,” the Criminal Complaint stated. He was taken into custody without incident, according to Capitol Police Chief Tom Manger. Magistrate Judge Zia Faruqui ordered a medical evaluation to determine whether Roseberry is competent before moving forward. The evaluation is expected to be completed on Monday or Tuesday and Roseberry will remain in federal custody. He is expected back in court on Wednesday, August 25 at 4:00 p.m.

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The 5 Purposes of the Church Purpose Four: great respect and Ministry appreciation for “Hip, hip, horMark Hall, the ray!” founder and lead Sometimes I vocalist of the feel like I’m a band. I admire cheerleader for the commitment the church. But of the band to I’m okay with Bro. Chip Sloan the local church. Pastor that. Mark continFirst Baptist Church C a s t i n g ues to serve as Kings Mountain Crowns is one Youth Pastor at of my favorite his church, First Christian musical groups. Baptist Church in downMy wife and I, along with town Daytona Beach, a brother and sister in Florida. The band plans Christ, attended their con- its tour dates so the band cert a couple years ago at can make it home for the Hound’s Campground Sunday worship. I love Drive-in Theater. I have their songs – Who Am

I, Slow Fade, Nobody, Praise You In The Storm, Voice Of Truth, and others. I say all this to make it clear my appreciation for Mark and Casting Crowns before criticizing one of their songs, If We Are His Body. The heart of the song is, in my opinion, an accusation against the local church. The heart of the song is the lyrics: But if we are the body / Why aren’t his arms reaching? / Why aren’t his hands healing? / Why aren’t his words teaching? / And if we are

the body / Why aren’t his feet going? / Why is his love not showing them / There is a way, there is a way. I can imagine the unbelieving world shouting, “Amen.” The devil is called the “accuser of the brethren,” and there is no shortage of voices, demonic and human, decrying the Lord’s church. We don’t need believers adding fuel to their ungodly fire. The truth is the church is His body and His body is moving. His arms are reaching out through min-

istries of the churches. As a pastor, I know of acts of ministry done by members of our Church in the name of Christ that are not done for public knowledge or admiration. I could fill this article with example after example of arms reaching, hands healing, words teaching, feet going, love showing there is a way. I could re-write the lyrics to read, Since we are the body / His arms are reaching / His hands are healing / His words are teaching / Since we are the body / His feet are

going / His love is showing / There is a way, there is a way. Don’t put me with those who accuse the church. Put me in the group that celebrates His church. Don’t put me in the group that tears down the church. Put me in the group that builds up His church. Don’t put me in the group that looks for the fault of the church. Put me in the group that looks for His activity in the church. “Hip, hip, hooray for the church!”

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Central United Methodist Church of Kings Mountain presented their annual talent show during Family Fellowship Night on August 11, 2021. Pictured is their Praise Band. Photos provided by Candy Love

Justin Harper and his daughter performing “Carolina (A Family Makes a Home)” an original song written by Justin Harper.

House Speaker Tim Moore and a contingency of members visit the aftermath of flood disaster to meet with constituents and first responders. Photo provided

House Speaker Tim Moore and members visit the aftermath of flood disaster On August 19, North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) and a contingency of House members visited Western North Carolina to survey the aftermath of the flooding from Tropical Storm Fred as the search continues for survivors. North Carolina House members on site with Speaker Moore included Representative Pless, Representative Clampitt (R-Bryson City), Representative Gillespie, and Representative Miller. They met with local officials, disaster relief workers, and constituents who are still reeling from the devastation. Following the visit, House Speaker Tim Moore

said, "One can never be prepared to see devastation like this in person. The images of emergency personnel who are still searching for bodies, the stories of lives lost in a matter of minutes from a wall of water that swept away everything in its path, the victims bravely picking up the pieces of what was lost— these are images that will be seared in my memory forever." He continued, "The people of Western North Carolina are strong and will recover from this extraordinary natural disaster. We will do all we can to support them in the coming days and months as they rebuild."

Central Songsters singing "Climbin' Up the Mountain" by Russell Robinson. Pictured L-R: Greg Dixon, Justin Harper, Tim Miller and Brian Brooks.

Doug Parker, CUMC's organist, playing the guessing game Name That Tune with the audience.

Olivia H. tap dancing to Tomorrow from Annie

Governor Cooper gives update on state’s pandemic trends, urges vaccination The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ vaccine data dashboard now includes county-level vaccination information from federal providers, including the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, U.S. Department of Defense, Federal Bureau of Prisons, and Indian Health Service. The data is included on the

(The recipes in today’s Cooking Corner are from “100 Years in the Kitchen,’’ a cookbook by women of First Presbyterian Church.) BEEF STROGANOFF CASSEROLE Dot Houston 1 lb. round steak, cubed 1 large onion cut in rings Salt and pepper to taste 1 can mushroom soup 1 cup sour cream 1 8 oz. pg. macaroni, cooked ½ cup sliced black olives

dashboard’s "People Vaccinated by County of Residence" map. The new data provides a more accurate representation of vaccinations in North Carolina’s counties. The new data is only available for vaccine totals at the state and county levels. It is not yet available for the "Doses Administered by Week" or the "Demographics Data" sec-

Brown steak and onions in small amount of fat. Add salt, pepper and soup. Simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Add sour cream, macaroni, and olives. Place in greased 2-quart casserole. Bake in 350-degree oven for 45 minutes. Serves 6. CHICKEN BROCCOLI CASSEROLE Martha Houser 4-6 chicken breasts 1 pkg. frozen broccoli in butter sauce or fresh broccoli, cooked

tions. Data for these two sections comes only from North Carolina's COVID-19 Vaccine Management System, which only includes information from providers who report data directly to the state. Therefore, these sections of the dashboard undercount the true number of doses administered to North Carolina residents. Additionally, a new drop-

Boil chicken 1 /2 hour on medium heat. Combine with: 1 can cream of mushroom soup 2 tbs. of mayonnaise or sour cream Cheese Salt and pepper Dressing mix Sprinkle dressing on top with pats of butter. Bake 350 degrees 30 minutes. BANANA NUT POUND CAKE Sylvia Neisler 1 ½ cup Crisco oil 2 ½ cups sugar 3 eggs 3 c. sifted plain flour 1 tsp. soda ¾ tsp. Salt 1 tsp. vanilla ½ c. buttermilk or 1 ½ tsp. vinegar with sweet milk 4 bananas, mashed 1 c. chopped nuts

down will be available on the county map allowing users to view data for the following demographics: Total Population, Population 12+ Years of Age, Population 18+ Years of Age and Population 65+ Years of Age. The vaccine data dashboard is updated every weekday. For more information and to view the NCDHHS vaccine data dashboard, visit covid19.

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Total Cleveland County Population Vaccination Status: People Vaccinated with at Least One Dose: 40,480, People Fully Vaccinated: 36,528, Percent of Population Vaccinated with at Least One Dose: 41%, Percent of Population Fully Vaccinated: 37%.

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Aaliyah Byers kills one in season opener against Highland Tech. Photos by Gary Smart

Kings Mountain’s Peyton Fisher sacks Shelby quarterback Daylin Lee in Friday’s season opener at Gamble Stadium.

Lady Mountaineer volleyball Mountaineers drop opener, 2-1 after first week of action travel to Asheville on Friday Kings Mountain High’s volleyball team is 2-1 after losing to a very good TC Roberson team 3-2 on the road Thursday. Roberson, playing its first game, prevailed 25-17, 22-25, 25-23, 19-25, 15-7. Aaliyah Byers led the KM ladies with 27 kills and seven blocks while Meile Sangaila added 23 digs and 38 serve receptions. Paige Bagwell had 36 assists. The Lady Mountaineers opened their season the previous Monday with a 25-20, 25-19, 25-20 victory over Highland. Byers got her senior season off to a great start with 13 kills, four service points, six serve receptions, three blocks and 10 digs. Songaila also got off to a big start with six kills, 11 service points, 23 serve receptions, two blocks and 13 digs. Lily Gold contributed five kills, six service points and eight digs and Bagwell dished out 16 assists to go with nine digs and four service points. KM posted its second straight win on Tuesday with 25-18, 25-18, 29-27 win over East Lincoln. Byers again had a big night with 15 kills, nine digs, six serve receptions, three blocks and seven service points. Songaila contributed

nine kills, nine digs, 13 serve receptions, four blocks and six service points. Ozmore had 11 assists and five digs; and Bagwell dished out 21 assists to go with three digs, two blocks and 11 service points. In JV action, Kings Mountain opened its season with a 2511, 25-21 win over Highland Tech. Sara Kate Bridges had 11 assists, seven digs and five service points. L o n d o n Brown had six kills, four digs, five serve receptions and 10 service points; and Addi Peeler added seven serve recep- Meile Songaila serves for Lady tions, five digs Mountaineers in opening volleyball and 10 service match against Highland Tech. points. service points. The JVs came Addi Peeler added seven back from a 25-23 loss in the first set to defeat East digs, 20 serve receptions and 13 service points. Lincoln 25-17, 16-14. Sara Kate Bridges had London Brown had 11 kills, three digs, seven six digs, 18 assists and six serve receptions and four service points.

Things looked good for Kings Mountain’s Mountaineers when they took a quick 7-0 lead over Shelby in last week’s season opener at John Gamble Stadium. But the Lions quickly roared back to defeat the Mountaineers 37-14 and break a twogame losing streak to their longtime rival. After Curtis Simpson recovered a fumble to end the Lions’ first possession on the Shelby 46 yard line, quarterback Lamont Littlejohn threw a 36-yard pass to Bryson Brown to set up a four-yard TD pass to Seth Neil for a touchdown. Jaden Ellis added the PAT for a 7-0 lead. That got the huge home crowd excited, but the Lions quickly drove 83 yards to tie the score on a three-yard touchdown run by former KM player Marquis Adams. Adams scored again from 18 yards out with just 45.7 seconds left in the quarter that put the Lions up for good. Shelby’s balanced passing and running attack along with a rock solid defense basically kept the young Mountaineers at bay for the rest of the night, except for a brief third quarter run by the KM offense that resulted in a 45-yard Caleb Holland burst for a

KM quarterback Lamont Littlejohn fires a pass in last week’s game with Shelby at Gamble Stadium. touchdown that brought offense (159 rushing and the Mountaineers to within 336 passing) while hold23-14. ing the Mountaineers to 94 Shelby’s Ja’Keith rushing and 125 passing. Hamilton got loose down “I wasn’t disappointed the sideline for a 75 yard in our effort,” KM coach touchdown catch and run, Greg Lloyd said. “It was a and Adams later scored little frustrating because we from five yards out to give didn’t have all of our playthe Lions their final margin ers in there in the second of 37-14 with 1:45 left in half because of cramps; the third. and we’re far more inexpeThe Lions finished with rienced than we’ve been See OPENER, Page 2B a whopping 595 yards total

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Paige Bagwell sets up a teammate in season opener against Highland Tech at Parker Gym. Photos by Gary Smart

Kings Mountain’s Zaylon Smith runs past the Shelby defense in last week’s game at Gamble Stadium.

ence for us. We had eight sophomores and a freshman on defense and that is really tough when you’re taking on a team like Shelby. Jaden Ellis did a great job kicking. “We knew it would be tough going in. We knew it would be an uphill battle, but it was good experience and will only help us

OPENER From Page 1B in years. I thought Peyton Fisher had a good game. Isaiah Eskridge at right tackle did a good job. Littlejohn had a decent game at quarterback and Jake (Lloyd) did good. “It was a good experi-

get better. We won’t see another team as good as Shelby. We’ll be fine and we’re looking forward to going to Asheville Friday night. “Asheville has a lot of speed. Their quarterback’s a good passer and they run a lot. They run a lot of fivewides. They’re a good team and they’re hungry for a

win, too. They lost to a very good Robbinsville team last week. Robbinsville is the defending 1A state champions and a very good team. “We will have to come out healthy. We had a lot of guys cramp up last week in the second half. Hopefully, we won’t have that this week.”



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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Prestige Corporate Development, LLC, Applicant has requested an amendment to the Zoning Map of the City of Kings Mountain regarding the following: Rezone property lying in the City of Kings Mountain ETJ currently owned by Brinkley Properties of Kings Mountain, LLC and being located at approximately 1017 Phifer Road, 1025 Phifer Road, and 1027 Phifer Road. Property being further known as Parcel Numbers 11916, 57168, 57167, 11919, 11920 and 11921 and consisting of 52.95 acres more or less, from Suburban Residential (SR) (formerly R-10 - Residential) to Semi Urban Residential (SU) with the intent to implement to Cluster design guidelines for lot development – Case No. Z-236-21. The public hearing will be held at City Hall, 101 W. Gold Street, Kings Mountain, North Carolina on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Opportunity for public input will be offered during the public hearing portion of the meeting. A copy of the application may be obtained by contacting the City of Kings Mountain Community Planning Department at 704-734-4595. KMH (8/18, 25/2021)

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Thurs., Aug. 26 4:30 – KMHS volleyball, Weddington at Kings Mountain (JV/V DH). 5 p.m. – High school soccer, RS Central at Kings Mountain. 7 p.m. – JV football, Asheville at Kings Mountain Fri., Aug. 27 6 p.m. – High school cross country, Kings Moun-

tain in 44-team Western NC XC Carnival at Jackson Park, Hendersonville. (Open boys begins at 4 p.m., girls 4:45; Inv. boys begin at 6 p.m., girls at 6:30). 7:30 – High school football, Kings Mountain at Asheville Sat., Aug. 28 TBA – High school volleyball, Kings Mountain at Chesnee, SC

Mon., Aug. 30 4:30 – High school volleyball, Burns at KM (JV/V DH). 6 p.m. – High school soccer, Lincolnton at Kings Mountain. Tues., Aug. 31 4:15 – KMMS softball, Crest at Kings Mountain 6 p.m. – High school soccer, Kings Mountain at Burns









Having qualified on 28th day of July, 2021 as Executor of the Estate of CAROLYN M. JENKINS; AKA, CAROLYN CAMPBELL JENKINS; AKA, CAROLYN CAMPBEL JENKINS, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Benjamin Ron McKee, Executor on or before the 4th day of November, 2021 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

Having qualified on 29th day of July, 2021 as Administratrix of the Estate of GAIL M. BANNER, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Crystal D. Banner, Administratrix on or before the 11th day of November, 2021 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

Having qualified on 21st day of July, 2021 as Administrator of the Estate of HECTOR A. GARCIA; a/k/a, HECTOR GARICA; a/k/a, HECTOR ANDRES GARCIA; a/k/a, H.G. GARCIA; a/k/a, H. GARCIA; a/k/a, Mr. GARCIA, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Hector Garcia, Administrator on or before the 18th day of November, 2021 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 4th day of August, 2021.

This the 11th day of August, 2021.

This the 18th day of August, 2021.

Benjamin Ron McKee, Executor Estate of: Carolyn M. Jenkins; aka, Carolyn Campbell Jenkins; aka, Carolyn Campbel Jenkins PO Box 227 Polkville, NC 28136

Crystal D. Banner, Administratrix Estate of: Gail M. Banner 215 Merit Drive Shelby, NC 28150

Hector Garcia, Administrator Estate of: Hector A. Garcia; a/k/a, Hector Garcia; a/k/a, Hector Andres Garcia: a/k/a, H.G. Garcia; a/k/a, H. Garcia; a/k/a, Mr. Garcia 4603 Colony Rd – Apt. C Charlotte, NC 28226

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Having qualified on 6th of August, 2021 as Executrix of the Estate of RALPH S. ELLIOTT, JR., deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Joyce D. Elliott, Executrix on or before the 18th day of November, 2021 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

Having qualified on 3rd day of August, 2021 as Administrator of the Estate of BRENDA HOOD, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Juan Lavar Curry, Administrator, on or before the 11th day of November, 2021 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

Having qualified on 12th day of July, 2021 as Administratrix-CTA of the Estate of HILDA PARKER HASTINGS; AKA, HILDA P. HASTINGS, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Lisa Jo Hastings Brackett, Administratrix CTA on or before the 4th day of November, 2021 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 18th day of August, 2021.

This the 11th day of August, 2021.

This the 4th day of August, 2021.

Joyce D. Elliott, Executrix Estate of: Ralph S. Elliott, Jr. 1512 Burke Road Shelby, NC 28152

Juan Lavar Curry, Administrator Estate of: Brenda Hood 2530 Scarlet Oak Drive Gastonia, NC 28056

Lisa Jo Hastings Brackett, Administratrix-CTA Estate of: Hilda Parker Hastings; AKA, Hilda P. Hastings P.O. Box 602 Polkville, NC 28136

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Having qualified on 21st day of July, 2021 as Co-Administrators of the Estate of RICHARD AUSTIN SHORT, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Donna Lynn Hamrick, Co-Administrator and Ronald Walter Hamrick, Co-Administrator on or before the 18th day of November, 2021 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 18th day of August, 2021. Donna Lynn Hamrick, Co-Administrator Estate of: Richard Austin Short 244 Dillion Road Kings Mountain, NC 28086 And/or Ronald Walter Hamrick, Co-Administrator Estate of: Richard Austin Short 932 Bethlehem Road Kings Mountain, NC 28086



Having qualified on1he 11th of August, 2021 as Administrator of the Estate of MARJORIE EVELYN WHITE, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned at McIntyre Elder Law Firm in Shelby, North Carolina, on or before the 18th day of November, 2021 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 18th day of August, 2021. Brenton S. Begley, Administrator Counsel for the Estate McINTYRE ELDER LAW FIRM PO Box 165 Shelby, NC 28151 KMH (8/18, 25, 09/01 & 08/2021)

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 12th of July, 2021 as Executrix of the Estate of SCOTT DAVID CARPENTER, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned at McIntyre Elder Law Firm in Shelby, North Carolina, on or before the 18th day of November, 2021 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 18th day of August, 2021. Sandra Kay Key, Executrix Counsel for the Estate McINTYRE ELDER LAW FIRM PO Box 165 Shelby, NC 28151 KMH (8/18, 25, 09/01 & 08/2021)










Having qualified on 12th day of July, 2021 as Administratrix-CTA of the Estate of FLOYD HASTINGS, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Lisa Jo Hastings Brackett, Administratrix CTA on or before the 4th day of November, 2021 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

Having qualified on1he 11th of August, 2021 as Executor of the Estate of BETTY MORRISON PUTNAM: a/k/a, BETTY RUTH PUTNAM, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned at McIntyre Elder Law Firm in Shelby, North Carolina, on or before the 18th day of November, 2021 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

Having qualified on 18th of August, 2021 as Executrix of the Estate of JUANITA E. PORTER, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Crystal D. Porter, Executrix on or before the 25th day of November, 2021 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 18th day of August, 2021.

This the 25th day of August, 2021.

Lisa Jo Hastings Brackett, Administratrix-CTA Estate of: Floyd Hastings P.O. Box 602 Polkville, NC 28136

Roger Neal Morrison, Executor Counsel for the Estate McINTYRE ELDER LAW FIRM PO Box 165 Shelby, NC 28151

Crystal D. Porter, Executrix Estate of: Juanita E. Porter 129 Baxter Rd. Cherryville, NC 28021

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This the 4th day of August, 2021.

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CLEVELAND COUNTY INDOOR CHURCH BENEFIT YARD SALE Sat., Aug 28th, 8 am-12 pm. Clothing, Furniture, Household goods and etc. Lafayette Street United Methodist Church at 1422 S Lafayette Street, Shelby, NC 28152


FOR SALE PURE RAW LOCAL HONEY. $18 per quart, $10 per pint. Produced in Rutherford County. Call or text Jackson Corbin, 828-980-1823. TWO 10’X10” STEEL GARAGE DOORS. Roll Up Style. NEW ! Still in Packaging. All Hardware Included. $250 each. (704) 482-0441 CUT THE CABLE. Get 12,000 channels. Watch new movies, Spanish, English, Indian, Arabic. Sports, NBA, NFL, ESPN, Soccer, all live, adult movies, all for $225. Payments available. 1 year subscription for TV channels $149. Also 50” Samsung Smart TV, $399. Need Sales People. (704) 962-9007 GONE WITH THE WIND DOLLS. Trading cards with tote, Little Rascals VHS never opened, Family Pack VHS never opened, Clay pigeon thrower, Huffy Good Vibration bike. 828-829-6821. KIMBALL SPINET PIANO. Excellent condition. $800. (704) 472-1355

FLAG POLES, FLAGS IN STOCK. Pickup or we deliver and install available. J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City. Call 828-245-5895. INDOOR HYDROPONICS GROW SETUP. 2 Big Kahuna Hoods, Four 1000 Watt Hortilux Bulbs, Two 1000 Watt Ballasts, One 600 Watt Ballast, 4’x8’ Tray, 4’x6’ Tray, 40 Gal. Reservoir, 70 Gal. Reservoir, One 8’ Steel Stand, Dehumidifier, 1 Reverse Osmosis System, 2 Blowers, Assorted Feeder Tubes, Pumps, Aerators, Timers, 2 Wall Mount Fans. Several Bags of Growing Medium. Best Offer Over $1000. (864) 978-7958 ELLENBORO VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT. has pics of Ellenboro Volunteer Fire Department gifts including mini-hoops, fridge magnets, t-shirts, binders, coffee mugs, more DEER CORN. SHELLED, 50lbs, $10.05. 828-287-3272. UTILITY BUILDINGS, STORAGE BUILDINGS. Steel, Wood, Vinyl. Some fully insulated, 1 to 2 day delivery if buy from stock. Cash or low down payment with monthly payments. No credit ok. J. Johnson Sales INC. 828-2455895.

LOCK ‘N’ ROLL STORAGE. “ALL NEW” 10’x10’ and 10’x15’ Storage Units Available. Self Store Dawn til Dusk. Secure and Convenient! Located at 1002 Polkville Rd., (Hwy 226 N.) Shelby. Located next to 5 Star Auto Sales. For Info Call (704) 484-4112


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HAVE A TRAILER NOT USING? SELL IT! J. Johnson Sales INC. Buy, Sale, Trade trailers. Must have title. Call 828-245-5895.

TOY AUSSIE DOODLE PUPS average weight grown 8-12 lbs. Mother toy Ausssie father toy Red Poodle. 2 shots and wormed ready. Contact for photos (900 Each) (703) 308-1056 jlittlehorse@aol. com

ONE CEMETERY PLOT in Boiling Springs for sale. $700.00 negotiable. 980-2898841

SOLID OAK DINING ROOM HUTCH. Made by Kincaid Furniture. 80” h x 75” w x 19”deep. $400 (704) 477-8497 WE BUY UTILITY TRAILERS “Must Have Title” contact J. Johnson Sales, Inc., Forest City. (828) 245-5895 5) 10X10 DOG PANEL KENNELS. Excellent condition, purchased locally, $200 each kennel, cash only, Forest City. 828-305-1834.

RIDING/PUSH MOWERS, GARDEN TILLERS, GOKARTS, MINI-BIKES. Ready to mow. All in excellent condition. Can deliver, 30+ years experience in repair work. 828-980-0853, 704-4769383.

DANNY’S AUTOWERKS. Buying used or junk cars. Competitive prices. Call Danny 828-289-3081 or Jimmy 828-289-1175.

WE BUY UTILITY TRAILERS. “Must Have Title” contact J. Johnson Sales, Inc., Forest City. (828) 245-5895

SCHWINN IC4 EXERCISE BIKE. Schwinn ic4 exercise bike. Only a year old. Used moderately. Comes with the floor protection mat and the heart rate monitor. ONLY Asking $600. FOR SALE Great Deal! Duncan Kiln 31 inches Tall Outside 22 inches Top Inside 17x19 call 704-487-7715 ALL METAL GARAGES. Big Discounts! Zero down. Call for more details. 828-382-0455. REFRIGERATORS, STOVES, WASHERS, DRYERS. Discount Prices. 1205 Earl Road, Shelby NC. (704) 487-4443 WOOD FOR SALE Sale wood for $100.00, worth $300.00. Some has to be cut. 704-974-4247. FOR SALE Great Deal! Carolina Panther Season Tickets Available 2 Seats in Section 202 Lower Level 10 Games Total $2500.00 828-429-2963 DOLL COLLECTORS! Very rare German made 1911 (year) Shilling Doll. Excellent condition. $450. (704) 4340848 NEW POWER LIFT RECLINER Paid $736. at Laughlin’s Furniture in Shelby. Sell for $500.00 Never used, grey catnapper. 828-748-7973.

WANT TO BUY. ATV’s, PopUp Campers and Small Travel Trailers. Call 828-429-3935. CASH FOR YOUR CAR running or not, title or no title. Call Charles Dellinger at Red Road Towing. 704692-6767, (704) 487-0228 I PAY CASH FOR DIABETIC TEST STRIPS. Up to $10 per 100ct. Must be Unused, Unexpired. I’m local and pay fast. (828) 577-4197 INTERESTED IN ZERO TURN MOWER. I’m interested in buying a zero turn lawn mower. (No Kohler Engines) Call 704-300-8201 NEED TO SELL YOUR HOUSE? I PURCHASE UNWANTED RENTAL PROPERTY AND/OR STARTER HOMES. MUST BE PRICED TO SELL! “QUICK CLOSINGS”! Call 704-472-0006. WANT TO BUY CARS, TRUCKS. Trailers, Tractors, Farm Equipment. Must have ID and proof of ownership. Callahan’s Towing. (704) 6921006 WANTED: OLD AND NEW AMMO. Reloading supplies. Call 828-245-6756 or cell # 828-289-1488.

GREY POWER LIFT RECLINER, (CATNAPPER). Never used. Paid $736 at Laughlin’s in Shelby. Asking $500. (828) 748-7973


PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS with Scratch Pads! Press Room Printing. 704482-2243. (704) 538-5788 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 KILL ALL YOUR WEEDS! Ranger Pro 2.5 gallon. $44.00. 828-287-3272. ACEPHATE FIRE ANT KILLER. Works great! $12.99. Call 828-287-3272. NEW CANNING JARS with Lids & Seals. $17.67 per case. Call 828-287-3272. PROPANE GRILL TANKS RE-FILLED. Only $10.99. Call 828-287-3272. 16X40 OR TWO STORY BUILDINGS BUILT ON SITE. 1 DAY INSTALL. J. Johnson Sales INC. 828-245-5895. CARPORTS, GARAGES, BUILDINGS, RV, BOAT COVERS IN STOCK. Areas largest on site display. Best selection, quality price. J. Johnson Sales, Inc. 2690 Hwy. 221S., Forest City. 828-245-5895. HAVE A STORAGE BUILDING NOT USING, OUTGROWN IT? Sell it, trade in for new bigger one. We take trades, we buy used buildings. Must be factory built, able to move. J. Johnson Sales INC. 828-245-5895.

TWO SEVEN YEAR OLD YORKIES 1 male, 1 female, selling as pair. Need fenced yard or house-kept. All shots. $1200. 828-200-7441.

CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES. 9 adorable pure Chihuahua puppies for sale. $200 ea. Variety of colors. 6 to 8 wks old. Parents on site. No papers. Dewormed. Text if interested (704) 860-7379


KING KOIL QUEEN SIZE pillow top, firm, 12 inch depth mattress set. Excellent condition. Cash only $400.00 Forest City. 828-305-1834

HORSE QUALITY HAY. Square and round bales, also 3x3x8’ bales. Call (704) 4876855

REGISTERED AMERICAN BULLDOG. Male, 6 months old. $400. (704) 473-4936


CASH FOR YOUR RECORD ALBUMS. Call Ron. (919) 314-7579

UNIQUE ANTIQUE STATION: Farm House Decor, Antiques, Collectibles, Vintage Toys, Jewelry and MORE. Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-4pm. 985 US 74 Business Hwy., Ellenboro. Find us on FB. 828-382-0075.

1800 BTU HOT POINT AIR CONDITIONER. $25. Two dorm refrigerators, $25 for small, $45 for large one. (704) 473-0618


ROB’S LAWN CARE. I do lawns in the Shelby Area. Reasonable Rates! Call 704487-5065 or (704) 297-0325


HOYER LIFT/ROLLATOR. Rollator used once & Lift never used, in great condition. Lift has 2 batteries and adjustable sling & back. (704) 692-0724

WANTING TO HIRE: ORDAINED PASTOR for a small, non-denominational, traditional Christian church in the Shelby area. Send resume to: “Pastor”, 836 East Main Street , Shelby, NC 28150

RETIRED GENERAL CONTRACTOR AVAILABLE for small job repairs and fixes. Deck repair a specialty. Rutherford/Cleveland County areas. Bob, 828-476-6058.

SHIPMAN’S MASONRY- 48 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Brick, Block & Stone, Outside Fireplaces, Foundations, Underpinnings. “Free Estimates”. 1st Quality Work! (863) 5321587



EMPLOYMENT LOOKING FOR EMPLOYMENT WITH the elderly. Can cook meals and be a companion. 20 years experience with elderly. Call anytime 828-2898054. (828) 289-8054


NEW SOUTHERN 5 FT. BUSH HOG. $1,250. 828-2873272.

BOATS 1986 24’ SAN PAN HARDTOP PONTOON. 1 year old Suzuki 40HP outboard, 4 stroke, battery & starter. No trailer. Good shape. $5000. (On Moss Lake). (940) 7045276

AKC CHOCOLATE AND BLACK PUPS Big and blocky pups will be 8 weeks old on August 28th. Will have first vaccination and dewormed weekly. Pups come from proven retriever waterfowl and upland bloodlines. Our pups get lots of socialization. They come with a 1 year health garuntee, 30 days free pet insurance, health records and going home package. Like us on Facebook at Harkey’s Labrador Retrievers for videos and pictures of parents and pups. Both sire and dam have wonderful temperaments. $800 each. (704) 4724695 Jharkey0203@gmail. com HEDGEHOGS AND SUGAR GLIDERS HOME. Male and female are available for both babies contact us if interested and for more info (915) 201-5269

CARS & TRUCKS 2018 FORD FUSION 24,400 miles, $17995, Great Condition (704) 472-6337 1996 CHEVROLET C/K 1500 Truck. Regular cab, long bed, V6, needs motor work. 828248-8060. (828) 248-8060 2014 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN. Call for Price. Braunability handicap van. Side entry ramp. Transfer driver seat. Ideal van for disabled person who uses a wheel chair and can still drive. Equipped to add hand controls. (704) 6926248


1978 SILVER ANNIVERSARY CORVETTE. Runs and sounds great. Asking $7,000 OBO. Call 704-418-6978 GOLDEN DOODLE PUPPIES. GOLDEN DOODLE AND LABADOODLE PUPPIES FOR SALE. CKC REGISTERED BORN 6/12. FIRST SHOTS. HEALTH GUARANTEED F2’S NO SHEDDING. VERY SMART. PRICE REDUCED. YOU WILL NEVER SEE THEM FOR THIS PRICE AGAIN. LOCATED IN GAFFNEY (864) 492-2880 ARMCCRAW@YAHOO.COM DOG KENNELS. 7x7, 5x10, 10x10, 10x20, 20x20 tops, split kennels. Pickup or we deliver and install available. J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City. 828-245-5895. FOR SALE HAIRSHEEP, RAMS, EWES, goats, pigmy cross, does and wethers, dwarf bucks. 828-248-8060 GUINEAS KEETS BABIES AND BANTAMS. Guineas Keets Babies $5.00. Bantams Babies $2.00 for sale. One to two weeks old. (704) 4769943

2007 BUICK LACROSSE. V-6, 3.8 All Pwr, local Forest City car, 160k miles, $4800, call 828-980-8461 (828) 9808461 mjohnson2837@gmail. com

2015 GMC YUKON XL DENALI. 4x4, Pearl White, 94,000 miles, Leather, Sunroof, 20” Alloys, Heated & Cooled Seats, $37,500. “Top of the Line!” Call (704) 4820441 1992 CHEVROLET CORVETTE $8500. 1992 Chevrolet Corvette Classic Red 109k LT1 V-8, Auto T-Top Garage Kept Runs Great 828-584-7364


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CARS & TRUCKS 1993 FORD F-150 CARGO VAN for Sale. 60,000 actual miles. 6 cylinder, AT, AC, new tires, Excellent condition. $5,950.00. 704-487-0550 or 704-678-3954.


1986 MINNIE WINNIE $1820 20 ft. Class C, 5.7L engine, sleep 4-6 pers, 81k miles, info at, non smoker owner.





OCEAN LAKES BEACH HOUSE. For rent, 2 bedroom 2 bath with sleeper sofa, WiFi, golf cart inc. Summer & Fall availability. Halloween weekend open. 704-473-1494.




OCEAN LAKES MYRTLE BEACH. Cottage N34. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, den, kitchen, dining, covered deck, near country store. Call Dorcas, 803-718-2659, (803) 635-9831 OCEAN LAKE BEACH HOUSE 2 bedroom, 2 bath. Also pullout couch, golf cart. Weeks and weekends. 704-472-5182




2012 PUMA 26’ TRAVEL TRAILER. Clean, like new, new AC, new skylights, 4 new tires, slide out, queen bed, TV incl, Tow and set up equipment incl., $15,000. Call 828-475-9807 or (704) 538-5637 nancyh47@

Deadline: Friday at 12:00 Noon



2019 KAWASAKI NINJA 600 ZX-6R. Excellent condition, only 400 miles! $10,800 firm. 704-692-8029.


HOUSE FOR SALE. Hall Crossing, 3 bedroom, 2 bath. 315 Landry Drive, 704-8423101, 704-739-7065. Kings Mountain, NC 28086 NEED TO SELL YOUR HOUSE? I PURCHASE UNWANTED RENTAL PROPERTY AND/OR STARTER HOMES. MUST BE PRICED TO SELL! “QUICK CLOSINGS”! Call 704-472-0006.

BEAUTIFUL 0.87 ACRES. Located in Lincoln County. $38,000. Owner financing. 704-374-5073.

MOVE IN SPECIAL. 2 & 3 Bedroom, deposit required. $190 weekly rates. Includes power and water. NO PETS. Visit us online at Oakwood Rentals, Shelby. Call (704) 473-4299

RUTHERFORD COUNTY 1/2 ACRE LOT UNRESTRICTED!! Near TIEC, $15,000. Call 864-909-1035 or visit:

FOR RENT CLEVELAND COUNTY LOOKING FOR GREAT MODULAR HOME FOR RENT? 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH, DISHWASHER, GARDEN TUB, LOADED WITH EXTRAS. NO PETS. ALSO, HAP APPROVED. (704) 300-2709. (704) 300-2709 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 and older), disabled (50 and older). Shelby. Now taking applications for waiting list. 418 East Warren Street, (704) 487-6354 1, 2 & 3 BEDROOM TOWNHOMES. Shelby, NC. We are currently accepting applications for our waiting list. Rent is based on income (and some expenses are deducted). Call or visit us today, Laurel Hill Apartments 704487-1114. Equal Housing Opportunity.

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

RUTHERFORD COUNTY 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH, secluded 1 acre lot. No pets. First, last and security. Complete background check. Shiloh area. 828-429-9831. 2 & 3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Small private park between Spindale and Forest City. Starting at $500 per month. 828-382-0475.

Earthquake near Morganton last week Pfizer vaccine gets FDA approval and is renamed By Loretta Cozart

Monday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted full approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, under the new name Comirnaty (Koemir’na-tee) for those aged 16-years old and older. The vaccine continues to be available for those 12 to 15-years old under an emergency use authorization (EUA). Atrium Health is grateful to the FDA for its thorough investigation of this, and all COVID-19 vaccines, in an effort help protect our community from the deadly virus. Reflecting national trends, more than 95% of hospitalized COVID patients at Atrium Health

are unvaccinated. Across the country, more than 625,000 people have died from COVID and hospitalizations have increased 800 percent since June, further demonstrating how critical it is to get vaccinated. Atrium Health is hopeful the latest step by the FDA to fully approve the Pfizer vaccine will help those in the community who may be hesitant, recognize the safety of the vaccine, roll up their sleeves and get the shot to help end this deadly pandemic. Patients can now receive the COVID-19 vaccine in most pediatric and primary care offices, and other locations.

On Tuesday, August 17, at 8:19 a.m., a 2.7 magnitude earthquake struck near the city of Morganton. The earthquake was felt as far away as East Charlotte and East Tennessee, according to the USGA. The epicenter of the quake was recorded at 35.805°N 81.685°W, just 6 kilometers north of Morganton, at a depth of 5.6 km. Since early August a cluster of earthquakes have struck in eastern Tennessee, from Knoxville, Maryville, Oak Ridge, Maryville, Greenback, Telico, and Mascot ranging from 1.8 to 2.5 magnitude. On July 30, a magnitude earthquake occurred 7 kilometers south, southeast of Sparta, North Carolina. Last year, Sparta had a Magnitude 5.6 earthquake, one of the largest in a century. According to, “Moderately damaging earthquakes strike the inland Carolinas every few decades, and smaller earthquakes are felt about once each year or two.”


How to Handle Your Medicare Coverage if You Move Dear Savvy Senior, My husband and I are moving to a different area of the country to be near our daughter. Will this affect our Medicare benefits? Will we need to adjust our coverage or re-enroll in a new plan? Moving Away Dear Moving, Moving can indeed affect your Medicare benefits depending on the type of coverage you have and where you move to. If you and your husband are enrolled in “original Medicare” Part A and Part B, you’ll be happy to know that you won’t need to change your plans when you move because they’re the same throughout the U.S. You will, however, need to notify the Social Security Administration of your change of address, which you can do at myaccount/change-of-address.html or by calling 800-772-1213. But, if you’re enrolled in a Medicare (Part D) prescription drug plan, or a Medicare (Part C) Advantage plan and you move out of your plan’s service area, you’ll need to choose a new plan that serves your new area. Here’s

a breakdown of what you’ll need to do depending on the type of coverage you have. If you have a Part D plan: If you’re in rolled in original Medicare and have a stand-alone Medicare Part D prescription drug plan, you’ll need to contact your Part D plan to find out if it will work in the area you’re moving to. If it doesn’t, you’ll need to enroll in a new plan that provides coverage in your new location.

You can make this switch the month before you move and up to two months after the move. Otherwise, you’ll need to wait until the next open enrollment (in the fall) and could be penalized for having no acceptable prescription drug coverage. If you have a Medicare Advantage plan: If you’re enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan, again, contact your plan to find out if it will serve your new area. If it doesn’t, you’ll need to enroll in a new plan that does. To shop for new Advantage and/or Part D prescription drug plans in your new location, see You can switch Advantage plans the

month before you move and up to two months after you move.

But be aware that if you relocate out of your Medicare Advantage plan’s service area and fail to enroll in a new plan in your new area, you’ll automatically be switched to original Medicare. This will happen when your old Medicare Advantage plan is forced to disenroll you because you don’t live within its service area anymore. If you have a Medigap policy: If you’re enrolled in original Medicare and have a supplemental (Medigap) policy, you’ll need to notify your provider that you’re moving, but you should not need to change insurance companies or plans. (Note: there also are Medicare Select plans, which are Medigap plans that are network-based and are available in a few states. These plans may require you to change.) Medigap plans are standardized across the country; for example, Medigap Plan F offers the same coverage in one state as it does in another state (Massachusetts, Minnesota, and Wisconsin have waivers from the federal government allowing them to standardize Medigap plans differently, so plan

designs are different in those three states).

But be aware that Medigap costs vary by location, so your monthly Medigap policy premium may be higher or lower depending on the cost of medical care in your new area. Call your provider and tell them the new ZIP code, and they’ll let you know the cost. Sometimes you’ll be pleasantly surprised that it’s lower. If it’s not, you could look for a cheaper policy. However, you may have to undergo medical underwriting. Medigap policies come with their own rules for enrolling, and some states have different enrollment standards than others. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book.

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NCSBE offers Vote in honor of a Veteran program The Vote in Honor of a Veteran program provides North Carolinians an opportunity to pay tribute to those who have served this country and request a personalized pin. Any voter can honor a veteran on any Election Day by requesting a pin. Pins are provided for free by the State Board of Elections. Each pin can be personalized with the name of the veteran that you wish to honor. To request a personalized pin, visit veteran-pin and complete the form. You will need to know: Information about

you • Name First, Middle, Last, Suffix • Mailing Address City/Town, State, ZIP, Postal Code • Email Address (Optional)

• Phone Number (Optional) Information About the Veteran You Wish to Honor • Name of Veteran Title, First, Middle, Last, Suffix • Branch of the Military

Plan now for active hurricane season The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season is predicted to see 15 to 18 named storms forming in the Atlantic basin, according to researchers at North Carolina State University. The Atlantic basin includes the entire Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean Sea. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, August and September are peak months of hurricane season, which lasts from June 1 through Nov. 30. A well-thought-out plan of action for you and your family can go a long way to reduce potential suffering from any type of disaster that could strike. Household emergency plans should be kept simple. The best emergency plans are those that are easy to remember. Be familiar with escape routes. It may be necessary to evacuate your neighborhood. Plan several escape routes for different contingencies. Maintaining a link to the outside can be crucial. Keep a battery-operated radio and extra batteries on hand. Make sure family members know where the radio is kept. Post emergency phone numbers (fire, police, ambulance) by the telephone. Teach children how to call 911 for help. Know how to turn off utilities. Identify family meeting places in case you are separated. Choose a place in a building or park outside your neighborhood. Everyone should be clear about this location. Develop an emergency communication plan. Ask an out-of-state relative or friend to serve as the family’s contact. Make sure everyone knows the telephone number of this contact. Keep disaster supplies on hand, such as: • Flashlight and extra batteries • Portable, battery-oper-

ated radio and extra batteries • First-aid kit • Emergency food and water • Nonelectric can opener • Essential medicines • Cash and credit cards • Sturdy shoes and a change of clothing Make plans for protecting your house, especially the roof, windows, and doors. Trim dead or weak branches from trees. Check into flood insurance. Homeowners’ policies do not cover damage from flooding that often accompanies hurricanes. Call your local insurance agent for information on the National Flood Insurance Program. Did you know that nearly half of all flash flood fatalities are automobile related? Water weighs 62.4 lbs. per cubic foot and typically flows downstream at 6 to 12 mph. When a vehicle stalls in water, the water’s momentum is transferred to the car. For each foot water rises, 500 lbs. of lateral force are applied to the car. But the biggest factor is buoyancy. For each foot the water rises along the side of the car, the car displaces 1,500 lbs. of water. In effect, the car weighs 1,500 lbs. less for each foot the water rises. Two ft. of water will carry away most automobiles. Mobile homes are particularly vulnerable to hurricane-force winds. Anchor the mobile home with overthe-top or frame ties. When a storm threatens, do what you can to secure your home, and then take refuge with friends or relatives or at a public shelter. Before you leave, take the following precautions: • Pack breakables in boxes and put them on the floor. • Remove mirrors and tape them. Wrap mirrors and lamps in blankets and place them in the bathtub or shower.

Gaston County’s 5th confirmed rabies case of 2021 On Wednesday, August 19, at 1:13 pm, Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement answered a call for service in the 400 Block of Woodlawn Ave., Gastonia, NC 28052. The caller advised a dog, which had been brought to the residence as a stray, attacked and killed a raccoon in the backyard of the property. Animal Care and Enforcement Specialists investigated the incident. The raccoon was tested for rabies at the State of North Carolina Virology lab. On Monday, August 23, the raccoon specimen tested positive for rabies. This family who brought this dog home as a stray could not confirm the animal’s vaccination records. Gaston County Animal Care and Enforcement scanned the animal for a microchip, went back to the area where the family picked the animal up, and completed an area canvass for

a possible animal owner. The owner nor vaccination records were located. The animal was euthanized due to the rabies exposure. Animal Care and Enforcement completed a neighborhood canvas near Woodlawn Ave., Gastonia to notify the community of the positive rabies result and verify rabies vaccinations for family animals in the area. Gaston County Animal Care and Enforcement also notified the Gaston County Department Health and Human Services so they could complete a follow up investigation. The Gaston County Police Department Animal Care and Enforcement Unit stresses the importance of having a valid rabies vaccination for all your pet’s health and safety as well as the health and safety of animal owners and community. This represents the fifth confirmed rabies case in Gaston County this year.

• Install shutters or precut plywood on all windows. • Disconnect electricity, sewer, and water lines. Shut off propane tanks and leave them outside after anchoring them securely. • Store awnings, folding furniture, trashcans, and other such loose outdoor objects. Plan for potentially bad storms, whether it be hurricanes, tornadoes, or tropical depressions. All can impact communities far inland, as was seen during Hurricanes Hugo and Michael. Take time to plan now to keep you family and property safe and secure.

Pictured L-R: parents, Joseph and Brandi Torres; Mark McDaniel, Booster Club President; Joshua Torres and Amy Allen, North School Principal. (photo provided)

Torres honored awarded Booster Club Good Citizen Joshua Torres is the first KMHS fourth grade Booster Club Good Citizen. Joshua is a student at North Elementary School. He is an exceptional student, always eager to learn and adds tremendous value to lessons through his active participation and astute insight.

Joshua’s teachers and fellow students appreciate his positive attitude and consideration for others. He embodies all the positive character traits highlighted each month in Cleveland County Schools. His favorite subject in school is math. Joshua’s hobbies include

video games, Upwards Soccer and 3-D printing. Joshua is the son of Joseph and Brandi Torres. He has an older brother, Jordan and younger sister, Harper. Congratulations to Joshua for being such a great example for others to follow.

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