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The scene at Kings Mountain Fire Station Number 1. (Photo by Loretta Cozart)

KM remembers Patriot Day, 9/11 Signage on the old Imperial Theater announce new plans for the building that include mercantile and studios and lofts upstairs. See more photos on page 3A. (Photo by Loretta Cozart)

Signs of change around town By Loretta Cozart Last weekend, a drive around Kings Mountain showed signs of changes coming to the community. McGill’s Esso/Exxon Station: For a year, citizens have eagerly awaited the reclamation of McGill’s Esso/Exxon Station at the corner of Piedmont and King Street. After years of disuse, the property had fallen into disrepair and had begun to deteriorate. Kiamesha Young bought the property, anticipating putting her real estate office there when work was done. After a slow start, progress is moving along, and the crumbling corner of the

building has been repaired. White paint has made a big difference and daily work on the project has made good progress toward completion. The Imperial Mercantile and Lofts: For years, Friendly Pool Hall occupied what had once been the Imperial Theater. A year or so ago, David Stone purchased the building and began plans for shops downstairs and lofts above. The recent addition of signage announces the Imperial Mercantile coming soon. A separate sign announces seven studios and one loft. The signage harkens back to the period in See SIGNS, Page 3A

On Saturday, September 11 at 10 a.m., Kings Mountain gathered at KM Fire Department Number 1 to remember all those who died during the attacks on America in 2001, along with those who have died since during wartime and from health conditions acquired because of the rescue efforts. Representatives from the American Legion Riders attended to represent America’s military and all veterans who have served throughout the last two decades.

Fire Chief Thomas (Tommy) Harmon welcomed those in attendance and reviewed the events of that morning 20-years ago. The Invocation was delivered by Fire Chaplain James Wasemen. KM Police Chief Lisa Proctor lead the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance as all stood and faced the flag. Opening remarks were given by Mayor Scott Neisler who noted that many in attendance were not alive during that event, especially members of Kings Review

and even some of the firemen. Sarah Fulton and Kings Review from Kings Mountain High School sang two beautiful songs before the keynote speaker shared his story. The keynote speaker Jim Rochford and his wife moved to Kings Mountain after the couple retired and brought their family here. Both he and his wife served that day and Jim shared some of their story. “The children, they don’t really know a lot. Those are things

my wife and I don’t want to talk about. I was one of the lucky ones, I didn’t get sick. But even the guys who did get sick said, ‘Knowing what I know, I’d go back if it happened again today.’ That tells you what kind of people these first responders were. We moved here from Long Island, because during 9/11, if you were on the island, you were stuck. They closed the bridges and people couldn’t leave. I didn’t want that for my family. We came here to visit, and See 9/11, Page 5A

The City of Kings Mountain honored the military and first responders on Saturday, September 11 during the LIVE at Patriots Park Concert Series featuring On The Border: The Ultimate Eagles Tribute and the CAT 5 Band. The crowd enjoyed dancing and music. See more photos inside on page 4A and 5A. Photo by SuggsFam Photography

More public hearings scheduled for September

City Council approves President Biden’s path out rezoning and annexations of the Pandemic Action Plan By Loretta Cozart Kings Mountain City Council met on Tuesday, August 31 at 6 p.m. in council chambers at city hall. Council members approved the following items brought before them in the consent agenda: Adopted a Resolution amending the Downtown Development Incentives Grant Policy as follows: • Increase the maximum amount for the sign grant for

the City of Kings Mountain downtown grant from $750 to $1,000. • Increase the maximum amount for the Customer Inducement grant for the City of Kings Mountain from $1,000 to $1,500. Add language to include a requirement for proof of commercial property insurance which verifies coverage of the property for full replacement value for properties that are considered for grants. (This was approved at the June 29, 2021, Regular Meeting to be included on the grant applications. This action would

add the same language to the policy.) Two Public Hearings were scheduled for Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. to consider: • An application from Century Communities Southeast LLC (Owner KM Acquisition Q02B1, LLC) to rezone property identified as 198 Dixon School Road, being further identified as Parcel No. 11683, Tax Map 4-42, Block 1, Lot 20, and consisting of 12.863 acres from Suburban Residential (SR) (formerly R-10 Residential) See COUNCIL, Page 8A

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President Biden signed two executive orders on Friday, with sweeping rules to PRESIDENT BIDEN requiring federal employees be vaccinated against COVID-19. One might infer from their titles, “Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID19 Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors” and “Executive Order on Re-

quiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees,” that these executive orders only apply to federal employees, but that isn’t the case. These new executive orders also impact many citizens who do not work in federal agencies. The orders require that private employers with 100 or more workers will have to require them to be vaccinated or tested weekly. Employers must provide paid time off for vaccination. In addition, about 17 million health care workers in hospitals, clinics and other facilities that accept

Medicare and Medicaid payments must get vaccinated. Some 300,000 employees of Head Start early childhood education and other federal education programs must get vaccinated. President Biden said, “The Safer Federal Workforce Task Force (Task Force), established by Executive Order 13991 of January 20, 2021 (Protecting the Federal Workforce and Requiring Mask-Wearing), has issued important guidance to protect the Federal workforce and individuals interacting with the Federal See BIDEN, Page 8A

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Eugene Winfred Land

1929 - 2021 KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – Rev. Eugene W. Land entered into his Heavenly reward on Thursday, September 9, 2021 at Caromont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia, North Carolina, after a period of declining health. We are sure many special people were at the Pearly Gates to welcome him as the Angels and St. Peter were there, too, as the trumpets sounded. Gene was born in August, 1929 in Greenville, South Carolina to the late Inez Babb Land and Truluck Land. He graduated from Parkland High School where he played baseball and football. He decided to serve his country by joining the U.S. Navy in 1947 and served until 1952 during the Korean War. He was particularly proud of serving as a shipmate aboard the U.S.S. Missouri (BB 63). He also served as the Chaplin of the U.S.S. Missouri Association for twenty years. Upon leaving the Navy, Gene worked in the trucking industry until 1961. He then continued his education at Fruitland Bible Institute where he served as Class President and graduated in 1964 with an Associate’s Degree. Following his call into the ministry, Gene furthered his education at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and graduated in 1969 with a Bachelor of Divinity degree. Gene’s ministry took him to many places in North Carolina. His first call as a minister was at Sunny Point Baptist Church in Canton, NC where he served for two years. From there, he pastored churches in Mt. Gilead (Hamer Creek Baptist Church), Summerfield (Temple Baptist Church), and two churches in Kings Mountain including Second Baptist Church (27 years) and Eastside Baptist Church (8 years). Gene was invited by the late Rev. Billy Graham to participate as a guest counselor for several of his crusades. He also established the first children’s bus ministry for all races of children in Kings Mountain. Gene stayed very busy leading 14 groups to the Holy Land in Israel to visit where Christianity had its beginnings. It was on his last trip abroad that he met his wife, June. They shared twenty-two glorious years together. Gene once said, “that he didn’t have time to retire— that he enjoyed working for the Lord.” And that he did. Whether it was assisting other Baptist churches with their needs, or preaching revivals around North Carolina and South Carolina. He also worked with the Southern Baptist Convention and the NC State Baptist Convention serving in many different leadership roles including various committee chairmanships. In addition to his wife, June Taylor Land, he is survived by his sons, Kelly Eugene Land of Rutherfordton, NC and Richard Harrison Land of Stanley, NC. Also left to cherish his memory is his sister, Joy Miller, sister-inlaw Tillie Land, nephew Tony Land and wife, Janet, niece and nephew Robin and Terry Pierce, and niece and nephew Regina and Justin Land. Gene is survived by his brother-inlaw, Sid Baker of Reidsville, NC, and sister-in-law, Brenda Baker of Trinity, NC. He is also survived by June’s children including daughter, Laura Smith Scholz (and hus-

band, Mike) of Edina, MN and their daughters, Taylor and Kendall, her son, Michael Vonsmith (and wife, Kristen) of Minnetonka, MN and their daughter, Katherine. In addition to his parents, Gene was predeceased by his sister, Wilma Pierce, brotherin-law, Jack Pierce, brother, Bub Land, brother-in-law Bruce Miller, the mother of his children, JoLynn Baker Kuhn, his nephew, Bub, Jr., niece, Sandra Land, and brothers-in-law, Don Baker and Scott Baker. The family received friends at Harris Funeral Home (108 S. Piedmont Avenue, Kings Mountain, NC) on Monday, September 13, 2021 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. A Celebration of Gene’s life was held on Tuesday, September 14 at 2:00 pm at Second Baptist Church (120 Linwood Road., Kings Mountain, NC) with interment to follow at Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain, NC. Rev. Eugene Land (Gene) left an indelible mark on our world. He could share the word of our Lord with passion and bring non-believers to the altar to accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. He was an amazing listener and counselor. He was a Bible scholar and could quote scripture that would be appropriate regardless of the situation or whatever the occasion. The family would like to extend a special thank you to all those who prayed continually for our family and for the exceptional care Gene received from his wonderful health care providers. Memorials may be made in Reverend Land’s memory to Second Baptist Church at 120 Linwood Road, Kings Mountain, NC 28086, to Eastside Baptist Church at 308 York Road, Kings Mountain, NC 28086, to The USS Missouri Memorial Association by mail at PO Box 879, Attention: Development, Aiea, HI 96701, or to the donors choice. Guest register is available at: Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain, NC is in charge of arrangements.

Charlene Daniel Moore NEWTON, NC – Charlene Daniel Moore, 86 of Newton, NC, passed away on August 20, 2021 at her residence at Elmcroft Assisted Living. Charlene was born on April 4, 1935 to the late Roy and Michael England Daniel in Blairsville, GA. She was a long-time member of the Spartanburg Seventh Day Adventist Church in Spartanburg, SC. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Joseph Daniel Moore, and her brother, Kenneth Daniel Charlene is survived by her beloved husband, William H. Moore, formerly of Spartanburg, SC, and three children; Earlene (David) Leonard of Kings Mountain, NC, Jim (Barbara) Moore of Spartanburg, SC, and Adam (Shawn) Robbins of Newton, NC. Charlene also has 11 grandchildren; Matthew Leonard, Nicole (Matt) Walters, Alan Robbins, Holly (Quinton) Campbell, Tosha and Jim Moore, Morgana, William and Catherine Moore, Christian (Katie) and Karin Buchmann, 5 great-grandchildren; Gunner, Hunter, and Wynter Moore, and Peter and James Campbell. Goodin-Drum Funeral Home of Maiden is serving the Moore family.

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Steven Lee Olson

Larry Clark

KINGS MOUNTAIN NC – Steven Lee Olson, a retired Army veteran and resident of Kings Mountain North Carolina died unexpectedly at age 69 on July 21, 2021 of health complications. Steve was born in Van Nuys California on January 31st 1952 to Donald Olson and Jacqueline Ferris Olson. Steve spent the happiest times of his childhood with his maternal grandparents Frank and Barbara Ferris. After graduating from high school he joined the Army and spent 6 years serving our country. Steve was a Truck Driver for over 20 years before he followed his passion for cooking and became a Chef. He enjoyed listening to music, scuba diving, surfing, riding motorcycles, flying RC airplanes & helicopters, and driving RC cars. Steve was a tinkerer and could fix or build just about anything he set his mind to. In his later years Steve mostly enjoyed spending time with family, especially his grandchildren. At his request Steve did not have a memorial service. His ashes were spread in his favorite rose garden at his home, setting him free as he wished. Steve is survived by his brother Michael Howard and sister Barbara Olson (both of California), his daughters Dawn Olson Neisler (North Carolina) and Misty Olson Brown (Neveda), his son Steven Lee Olson II (Georgia), 11 grandchildren: Alexander, Avan, and Ashton Fields, Allen Card, Christian and Charlie Olson, Sabrina Olson Hissam, Hezekiah Lubas, Brodie, Riley, and Max Brown, 4 great-grandchildren: Emma and Kayden Hissam, Aiden Olson, and Nik-Khan Naegle. Anyone wishing to give a memorial in Steve’s memory may do so at Aquamation services provided by Clay-Barnette Funeral Home & Aquamation of Kings Mountain

KINGS MOUNTAIN: Larry Claude Clark,77, left this world suddenly on September 9,2021. Born in Gaston County, Larry worked at Wix in Gastonia for 40 years before retiring. He was an avid fan of the Carolina Tarheels, Atlanta Braves, and loved NASCAR racing. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepson, Mark West. Larry is survived by his wife, Joyce Clark; stepsons, Mike West and wife Kim and Jimmy West and wife Pam all of Kings Mountain; grandchildren, Jessica Ramirez, Tyler West, and William Ray West; great grandchildren, Austin West, Katie Ramirez, Alexis Ramirez, and Landon Ramirez. Funeral services were held at 3pm on Sunday, September 12, 2021, at Clay-Barnette Funeral Home of Kings Mountain with the Rev. Don Williams officiating. The received friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial followed in Mountain Rest Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Clay-Barnette Funeral Home and Aquamation of Kings Mountain Online condolences:

Caregiver support group Sept. 22 H. Lawrence Patrick Senior Center is offering a Caregiver Support Group by Natalie Myers with Hospice Cleveland County on September 22 from 1:00 p.m. —2:30 p.m. Natalie will help navigate you through challenges, successes, and local resources. Call the Center to sign up at (704) 734-0447.

Governor vetoes two bills On Friday, Governor Cooper vetoed two bills sent for his signature. House Bill 805 to enforced harsher penalties for rioters. House Bill 324 would have protected students from discrimination in the classroom and teachers from discriminatory and radical training programs. House Speaker Tim Moore said, “Last year, I watched rioters cause enormous damage to downtown Raleigh while the Governor did nothing. Today’s veto is another slap in the face to the small business owners and residents of cities and towns across this state that were damaged by lawless riots.” “House Bill 805 is a commonsense bill that would have protected small businesses and individuals in the event that a protest became violent and focused solely on the perpetrators of violence rather than peaceful protestors. Every suggested change to improve the bill from the other side of the aisle was incorporated. Unfortunately, for this Governor pandering to the far left is more important than the rule of law.” In response, Governor Cooper responded saying, “People who commit crimes during riots and at other times should be prosecuted and our laws provide for that, but this legislation is unnecessary and

is intended to intimidate and deter people from exercising their constitutional rights to peacefully protest.” Regarding HB 324, Moore stated, “The governor also vetoed House Bill 324 today, which would have ensured that students of every race would be protected from discrimination in the classroom. I am disappointed that Governor Cooper would block legislation that simply protects students or teachers from being forced to accept the false idea that one race is superior or inferior to another.” Governor Cooper said of his veto of HB 324, “The legislature should be focused on supporting teachers, helping students recover lost learning, and investing in our public schools. Instead, this bill pushes calculated, conspiracy-laden politics into public education.”

ARRESTS AUG. 28: Sherrill Bridges Norris, 43, Kings Mountain, possession drug paraphernalia, citation. SEPT. 1: Christopher Scott Atkins, 33, Kings Mountain, assault on a female, trespassing, transported to Gaston County jail. $5,000 secured bond. SEPT. 1: Sherri Hacker Ramsey, 55, Kings Mountain, possession drug paraphernalia, citation. SEPT. 1: Joshua Lee Worthy, 36, Kings Mountain, intoxicated and disruptive, transported to Gaston County Law Enforcement Center, $1,000 secured bond. SEPT. 1: Timothy Bryan Moore, 48, no address, felony probation violation, $25,000 secured bond. SEPT. 1: Austin Keith Ware, 27, Kings Mountain, two counts failure to appear, failure to comply, $1,665 secured bond. SEPT. 2: Thomas Rianna Akemi, 22, Shelby, damage to property, citation. SEPT. 2: John Joseph Reidell, 34, Rock Hill, SC, second degree trespassing, citation. SEPT. 3: Robert William White, 22, Shelby, failure to appear, $500 secured bond. SEPT. 3: Charles Richard Morrow, 57, Kings Mountain, failure to comply/monies, $480 secured bond. SEPT. 3: Eltennia Dawn Peeler, 43, Kings Mountain, order for arrest, driving while license revoked, $500 secured bond. SEPT. 3: Charles Richard Morrow, 30, Kings Mountain, order for arrest, driving while license revoked, $500 secured bond. SEPT. 3: Christopher Blake Robbins, 49, Kings Mountain, breaking and entering ‘terrorize/injury, felony, no bond. The suspect was transported to the Gaston County jail. SEPT. 4: Jeffery Tyrone Ross, 50, Kings Mountain, habitual DWI, felony; habitual misdemeanor assault, felony, no bond. SEPT. 5; Rebecca Mead Smith, 45, Kings Mountain, five counts injury to personal property, $2,.500 unsecured bond. SEPT. 5: Kenneth Earl Hoefle, 27, Kings Mountain, felony larceny of motor vehicle, failure to comply, transported to Gaston County Jail. $17,000 secured bond. SEPT. 5: Ishmar Jabar Grier, 41, Bessemer City, 3 counts, orders for arrest for failure to appear, transported to Gaston County Magistrate’s office, $110,000 secured bond. SEPT. 6: Mandy Christine Nichole Quevedo, 38, Kings Mountain, DWI, $2,500 unsecured bond. SEPT. 7: Dalton Lee Moore, 18, Kings Mountain, under-age drinking, citation. SEPT. 8: John Travis Queen, 44, Kings Mountain, failure to appear, $30,000 secured bond. INCIDENTS Sept. 2: Police recovered a box truck belonging to Penske Rental of Charlotte which had not been returned by the person renting it. SEPT. 2: Walmart, Shelby Road, reported trespassing. SEPT. 3: Police reported that a 2009 Ford Focus was reported stolen from a parking area on S. Battleground Avenue. SEPT. Police recovered a stolen vehicle on Shelby Road and subjects attempting to sell it. SEPT. 3: A UNC-Charlotte student reported that over $200 worth of books were taken from his 2012 Jeep parked at his residence. SEPT. 5: LGI Homes, Kings Mountain, reported theft of eight cardboard boxes con-

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taining piping material. SEPT. 6: Wayne Automatic fire Sprinklers, Concord, reported rocks were thrown at a 2018 Chevrolet on Benfield Road doing $1,400 damage. SEPT. 7: Police said a catalytic converter was cut from a 2016 Kia parked at a medical facility in Kings Mountain. SEPT. 8: Police recovered a 2006 Dodge Caravan reported stolen by Monroe Muffler Brake Inc. of Durham. SEPT.8: Police are investigating a report that a weapon was discharged into a local residence and vinyl siding, five interior walls and folding closet door were damaged. CITATIONS SEPT. 3: Patricia Spivey, 24, Kings Mountain, revoked license, no registration, no insurance. Beverly Windham Stewart, 47, Kings Mountain, expired tag; Sylvester Johnson Jr., 48, Kings Mountain, revoked tag. SEPT. 5: Thomas James Moss, 38, Kings Mountain, stop sign violation. SEPT. 7: Dalton Lee Moore, 18, under-age drinking. SEPT. 8: Ashley Wilson, 37, Bessemer City, expired tag, no inspection, no insurance. WRECKS SEPT. 2: Officer Herndon said Marcus Hanks, 904 Linwood Road, operating a 2007 Hyundai, rear-ended a 2010 Ford operated by Lesia Etters, 1108 N. Piedmont Avenue. The accident happened on US 74 Business. Property damages were estimated at5 $1,300. SEPT. 3: Officer Warlick said Jerry Garner, Grover, operating a 2017 Nissan, struck a 2005 Honda operated by Judy Black, 810 Landing Street, on Landing Street. Property damage was estimated at $3,000. SEPT. 5: Officer Butler said a hit and run driver in a white Dodge Caravan fled the scene after his vehicle struck a 1986 Mazda operated by Cody Tate, 867 Lewis Farm Road. The accident happened on Walker Street. Property damage was estimated at $2,000. SEPT. 5: Jonathan Edward Doupe, 125 Sugar Bear Lane, was driving his Harley Davidson motorcycle on Center Street when a dog ran out in front of him, according to Officer Bullins. The d river fell off the bike while it was sliding and sustained injuries to his arms and legs. Cleveland County EMS transported the injured to Caromont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia. The dog belonged to Charles Loftin, 122 Center Street. Property damage was estimated at $500. SEPT. 6: Officer Herndon said Michael Barefoot, 503 N. City Street, was backing his 2007 Ford from a parking space on Industrial Drive and hit a parked 2000 Honda belonging to Shannon McCullough of Gaffney, SC. Property damage was estimated at $1,500. SEPT. 6: Officer Cooke charged Mandy Christine Nicho Quevedo, 216 Catherine Street, with DWI after an accident on Linwood Road. Quevedo’s 2017 Nissan was struck by a hit and run driver and damaged 31,000. SEPT. 8: Officer Carpenter said Marquel Walton, Robbinsville, operating a 2013 Dodge, attempted to change lanes on US 74 Business and struck a 2011 Hyundai operated by Lawanda Bess, 1002 First Street. Property damages were estimated at $10,000. SEPT. 8: Officer Carpenter said Coleen Carson, 112 Urban Drive, was attempting to turn left on Countryside Drive, failed to yield right-of-way and hit a 2006 Jeep operated by Chareka Jinks, Mooresboro. Property damages were estimated at $5,000.

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Mayor Neisler speaks.

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Mayor speaks to Kings Review.

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Closing remarks by Assistant Chief Josh Wall.

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9/11 From Page 1A we fell in love with it. So, I moved here and I’m not leaving. I’m a damn Yankee!” Assistant Chief Josh Wall offered closing remarks and Capt. James Black tolled the bell. When a firefighter died in the line of duty, the fire alarm office would tap out a special signal. That signal was five measured dashes, then a pause, then five measured dashes, and another pause, then five measured dashes. This became universally

known at Tolling of the Bells. Patriot Day was signed into law on December 18, 2001, to proclaim a “National Day of Prayer and Remembrance for the Victims of the Terrorists on Sept. 11, 2001.” Each year, the city holds a memorial service as a remembrance of the nearly 3,000 lives lost during those attacks in New York, NY, Washington, DC, and Shanksville, PA. Especially remembered are the first responders who selflessly gave their lives that day, and our service men and women who have sacrificed for the war on terror.

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Showing Mercy, It’s Worth the Risk “Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?” The famous JEFF WILSON question from Pastor the parable of First Church of the Nazarene the sheep and goats found in the twenty-fifth chapter of Matthew. This wellknown parable explains what will happen when Jesus returns and gathers all of mankind together “and

he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.” According to the parable, the sheep will be gathered to Jesus’ right, and they will be welcomed into the kingdom. They are welcomed, because they showed mercy, and cared for Jesus when He was in need. Likewise, the goats will be gathered, but this time placed to Jesus’ left. The difference is that the goats are not allowed to enter the kingdom of heaven. In fact, scripture tells us that Jesus will tell the goats to “depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.” Jesus says that those to His left, the goats,

are there because they did not show mercy, and instead they neglected to care for Jesus when He was in need. I want to take a moment and point out that both the sheep and the goats know who Jesus is. Neither group is surprised by His return. What is surprising to the sheep and the goats is that both groups are confused as to when and how they could have encountered Jesus prior to this event. Sheep were acting out of mercy, regardless of who it was on the receiving end, Jesus, or any stranger in need of help. One could assume that even through all of life’s circumstances, sheep went the way of the cross and chose to show mercy,

no matter the risk and who was the recipient. On the contrary, the goats did not show mercy. One could also assume, that goats were so consumed with weighing out the risk versus reward of showing mercy that they were unable to hear the cries of those who were calling out in need. Even though they had a knowledge of Jesus, and the mercy that He demonstrated by the way of the cross, in the end, the goats calculated the risk, and they made the wrong choice. The lesson for all of us, should be that even though there can be a risk to showing mercy, in the end it is always worth it.

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

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

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

Grace Fellowship 144 West Mountain Street 704-481-8888

Faith Baptist Church 1009 Linwood Road

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

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

East Gold Street Wesleyan Church 701 E. Gold St. • Kings Mountain, NC Advent Lutheran Church, NALC Member 230 Oak Grove Rd. 704-750-0171 Anew Beginning Baptist Church 145 Battleground Dr. 704-473-1372 Ardent Life Church 420 Branch Street 704-739-7700

Calvary Way Holiness Church 1017 Second Street Pastor Clifton Morgan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cornerstone Independent Baptist 107 Range Road 704-737-0477 Crowders Mountain Baptist 125 Mayberry Lane 704-739-0310 David Baptist Church 2300 David Baptist Church Road 704-739-4555


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East Gold Street Wesleyan Church 701 E. Gold Street 704-739-3215 East Kings Mountain Church of God Hwy 161, Bessemer City/ KM Hwy. 704-739-7367 Eastside Baptist Church 308 York Road 704-739-8055 Ebenezer Baptist Church 1621 County Line Road 704-739-8331 El Bethel United Methodist Church 122 El-bethel Road 704-739-9174

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First Wesleyan Church 505 N. Piedmont Avenue 704-739-4266 Galilee United Methodist 117 Galilee Church Road 704-739-7011 Gloryland Missionary Baptist Church 101 Benfield Rd. 704-740-7212 Gospel Assembly Church 202 S. Railroad Avenue 704-739-5351

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

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KMLT kicks-off Capital Campaign Kings Mountain Little Theater, Inc., its Officers and Board of Directors, announces a Capital Campaign in support of their project to renovate the mail lobby and provide for the long-awaited expansion of the restrooms and concessions area of the Joy Performance Center. KMLT and Project Architect Ken Pflieger, AIA, began work on the plans in 2018, and a successful capital campaign will see the project break ground around the third quarter of 2021. Since KMLT purchased the Joy Theater in 2001, it has been the goal to identify those projects which enhance the venue’s amenities, improve the patron’s experience, and upgrade the technical attributes. Earlier successful projects have replaced the seating and updated the auditorium décor, allowed for the purchase of the adjacent property, and the creation of the Liberty Mountain Garden venue, along with recent renova-

KMLTJOY THEATER COMPLEX tion of the balcony. The planned expansion project will bring the 1950’s era movie theater up to date for restroom fixtures and accessibility, will enhance the lobby areas for appearance and usability, and will incorporate features compatible with the original art deco design. The campaign’s goal is ambitious, approaching $595,000. However, they have already received initial pledges from local families that are helping make the monumental campaign a reality. KMLT’s officers and Board are 100% in support of the project with their

pledges. If you would like to support the capital campaign, consider donating. Various donations levels exist: Partner, $300 per year for 5 years billed at $25/month; Patron, $1,000 per year for five years; Ambassador, $2,000 per year for five years; Founder, $3,000 per year for five years; Benefactor, $5,000 per year for five years; or Naming Opportunity. Contact Jim Champion for details. KMLT is a tax-exempt, 5019(c)3 non-profit and will provide a receipt for any donation.

Museum’s Reverse Raffle and Online Auction in full swing Every September, Kings Mountain Historical Museum hosts a fundraiser to generate the revenue necessary to support their programming. If you have not yet bought your Reverse Raffle ticket, the time is now to do so. You have until Friday to purchase your tickets for the museum’s 18th annual virtual Reverse Raffle. Each ticket is $100. It also includes a one in 300 chance of winning the $5,000 Raffle Prize, along with other raffle items. Due to COVID-19 restrictions on the museum this year, and the need to social distance for safety measures, they are continuing the reverse raffle and auction in an online format. So, the museum will not have an in-person event as they have in prior years. Instead, a ticket drawing to

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The Miss Mountie Court is pictured from the last pageant held in 2019. L-R: Miss Mountie, Emily Kirby; Teen Miss Mountie, Mckenzie McCurry; Junior Miss Mountie, Lauryn Hodge; Young Miss Mountie, Bella Calhoun; Little Miss, Mountie Savannah Hubbard and Tiny Miss Mountie, Norma Thompson. (Photo provided)

5th Annual Miss Mountie scholarship Pageant announced The date for the 5th Annual Miss Mountie Scholarship Pageant has been announced. The pageant will be held on October 2, 2021 at 6 p.m. at the Family Worship Center in the Youth Sanctuary located at 1818 Shelby Road, Kings Mountain. The pageant was started in 2016 by UNC-Charlotte University senior, Sophia Kellstrom as her Senior Project for Kings Mountain High School. Kellstrom’s inspiration for the pageant began when she started competing in pageants at age seven. According to Kellstrom, “I gained so many incredible life skills from my participation and wanted to offer those same opportunities to other young ladies in my hometown.” The pageant was put on hold in 2020 due to COVID19, but will resume fully this year, awarding a cash scholarship, crown, sash and gifts for Miss Mountie (high school senior 17-19 years of

age.) The other five Miss Mountie titles are as follow and will also receive a crown, sash and gifts: Tiny 4-6 years of age, Little 7-9 years of age, Young 10-11 years of age, Junior 12-13 years of age and Teen 14-16 years of age. Each contestant will compete in a private interview (the length dictated by age category), an on-stage question, Mountie pride wear and evening gown. Contestants are required to compete for most photogenic but can elect to compete for the Audience Choice award. Audience Choice is awarded to the participant donating the most non-perishable food items. All donations will go to the Earthen Vessels benevolence ministry. Contestants do not need to attend Kings Mountain schools; however, they must reside in the area and be able to fulfill all contractual Kings Mountain events. Cost of attendance, in

addition to at least one non-perishable item, is $5.00. Title holders are role models for other girls and young ladies in the community and will represent the city of Kings Mountain at events, parades and community service work. Participants interested in competing must attend the meeting to be held on Sunday, Sept. 26, 4:00 pm at the Family Worship Center Youth Sanctuary. In an effort to make the pageant more affordable, the entry fee has been lowered to $25.00. The Miss Mountie Pageant will be held October 2, 6:00pm at the Family Worship Center Youth Sanctuary. Contact missmountiepageant@yahoo. com or visit the Miss Mountie Pageant Facebook page for paperwork or questions.

Friends of Crowders Mountain needs volunteers Sept. 25 The Friends of Crowders Mountain, Inc. needs volunteers for National Public Lands Day trailwork and/ or litter pickup on Saturday, September 25. New state park guidelines require Proof of Vaccination. Volunteers will spread Crush & Run from the trailhead to the T-intersection of Pinnacle

and Crowders trails. Meet at the Sparrow Springs Visitor Center, 522 Park Office Lane, Kings Mountain, NC at 8:30 a.m.; work finishes at 11:30 a.m. Tools, snacks, and water will be provided. Dress appropriately for outdoor work and bring any necessary medications. Trailwork days are heat

index(90+) and weather(rain, snow, strong wind, lightning, storms) dependent, as well as any additional COVID19 restrictions. Please see or www. If questions, contact the park office at 704-853-5375.

be posted online on September 18, through their social media. In addition to the virtual event, an online auction started on Friday, September 10 at 10 a.m., and will end on Sunday, September 19 at 6 p.m. You can find the auction link at: https:// KMHMfundraiser2021 This event is a great opportunity for local business owners to showcase their business while investing in the community. It is also a great way for the

community to support the work and programs of the Kings Mountain Historical Museum, like speaker’s programs, the annual train exhibit, and preservation of two wonderful examples of early homes in the community. The Museum is recognized as a 501(c)(3) non-profit tax-exempt organization; donations are tax deductible as permissible by law. To find out more about sponsorship and donation opportunities, please call 704-739-1019 or email kmhmdirector@outlook. com. Support the museum during this time to help with their fundraising efforts. Proceeds go toward the everyday operations of the museum that preserves local history.

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Battle of Kings Mountain featured in new fiction novel By Loretta Cozart J o h n H o o d , a UNCChapel Hill graduate has authored eight books, including JOHN HOOD his first fictional novel Mountain Folk, a story that explores the events of the Revolutionary War from multiple vantage points. “I decided to write the book, and its coming sequels, as an unapologetic celebration of American principles and traditions,” Hood said in an interview with the Herald. “The Battle of Kings Mountain forms an entire chapter of the book entitled ‘The Overmountain Men,’ and there is no doubt whatsoever which side the reader should be rooting for!” Mountain Folk is an historical-fantasy novel, meaning that it depicts historical events, themes, and characters but also includes elements of myth and folklore. “It is designed to be a young adult/crossover book. That is, I deal with some weighty themes and don’t talk down to readers of any age. But

there is absolutely no inappropriate content, no sex or gory violence, and there are plenty of adventure scenes that teen and young adult readers will particularly enjoy.”

Through research, Hood read a study done regarding the ways middle school students learn. “One group read about an historical event See NOVEL, Page 8A

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The City of Kings Mountain swore in Police Officer Tim Sims on Thursday, September 9. Pictured with him at the ceremony were his wife Cassidy and parents, Dr. Timothy and Angela Sims. Photo provided

NOVEL From Page 7A using their textbooks. Another group read about the event in a fictional novel. The students who read historical fiction scored higher on the test than did those who read the textbook. It was then that I realized that historical fiction is a valuable tool for teaching history,” Hood said. “History can be dry and boring, but fiction can add excitement to the story and engage parts of the brain to create a lasting impression that stays with the reader.” Hood uses four themes throughout his fiction series: History, Heroes, Heritage, and Human Nature. This book is based on historical events, even though he incorporates fairies and monsters. “Key characters were heroes in history, warts and all. We are human and even heroes have flaws,” Hood explains. “Our nation’s heritage is diverse, and all Americans should take the time to learn

BIDEN From Page 1A workforce. Agencies have also taken important actions, including in some cases requiring COVID-19 vaccination for members of their workforce,” “Accordingly, building on these actions, and in light of the public health guidance regarding the most effective and necessary defenses against COVID-19, I have determined that to promote the health and safety of the Federal workforce and the efficiency of the civil service, it is necessary to require COVID-19 vaccination for all Federal employees, subject to such exceptions as required by law.” The president also committed the federal government to follow through with money for widespread testing in schools. Biden also urged governors to require vaccination for school district employees. He also urged stadiums, concert halls and other venues for large events are urged to require proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test. Booster shots for COVID19 require FDA approval, which has not yet occurred. Until that time, Federal agencies will lay the groundwork for a smooth booster shot campaign as early as Sep. 20, or when the Food and Drug Administration approves them. Be aware that mask requirements will continue for interstate travel and in federal buildings. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will double fines on airline, train, and other travelers who

and understand about all those who participated. The final theme is Human Nature and I use the abuse of power as a broad theme.” Mountain Folk has six main, point-of-view characters. Four of them are historical: Daniel Boone, Peter Muhlenberg (a minister and one of Washington’s generals), Nanyehi (a Cherokee heroine also known as Nancy Ward), and Isaac Shelby. Two characters are fictional, including one named Goran who is featured in the back cover blurb of the book. refuse to wear a mask. Free COVID-19 testing will be expanded to 10,000 pharmacies and Walmart, Amazon, and Kroger will offer at-home COVID-19 tests at cost, about a 35% savings for consumers. Militarily, the Pentagon will double military medical teams helping local hospitals overwhelmed with virus patients. To assist with those who contract COVID and are not vaccinated, Federal agencies will boost shipments of a COVID-19 treatment known as monoclonal antibodies by 50%. Medical teams will be dispatched to help administer the treatments. To assist small businesses, the top loan amounts for PPP loans will be increased to $2 million from $500,000 currently. OneDigital, a national health and benefits provider for corporations advises, “Employers should expect further clarification of these rules as regulations and guidelines are issued in the coming weeks, including effective dates and documentation guidance. It is unclear whether anticipated legal challenges will be successful and alter implementation. In the meantime, applicable employers should prepare to comply with the new rules and continue looking for updates on this emerging issue.” Regarding mandatory vaccination of Federal Employees, President Biden said, “The Task Force shall issue guidance within seven days of the date of this order on agency implementation of this requirement for all agencies covered by

“Goran is one of the rare fairies who can live without magical protection in the Blur, the human world where the days pass twenty times faster than in fairy realms. The young journeyman’s missions for the Rangers Guild take him across colonial America — from far-flung mountains and rushing rivers to frontier farms and bustling towns. Along the way, Goran encounters George Washington, Daniel Boone, an improbably tall dwarf, a beautiful water maiden, and a series of terrifying monsters. But when Goran receives orders to help crush the American Revolution, he must choose between his duties to guild and family and his fierce loyalty to his human friends and the principles they hold dear.” Mountain Folk is available online and at Amazon and is the first of a series of historical-fantasy novels by John Hood. His second book is based around the War of 1812 and is scheduled for release in the spring of 2022. this order.” With that in mind, further instructions should be shared by September 17. On September 1, in accordance with North Carolina Executive Order 224, state cabinet agencies started requiring state employees to verify that they have been vaccinated, with consequences of weekly testing and required masking for not doing so. The Order authorizes and directs State Health Director, Dr. Betsey Tilson, to issue a statewide standing order to expand access to monoclonal antibody treatment, which if taken early can decrease the risk of severe disease, hospitalization, and death. Administrations of monoclonal antibody increased 73 percent during the last week of August as compared to the week prior. Governor Cooper said, "We know that keeping kids learning in the classroom is the most important thing for our students right now. Getting vaccinated, wearing a mask in public indoor settings, and following the science is what we need to do. The faster we put this pandemic behind us, the sooner we can all rest easy and stay healthy." In the meantime, many Republican governors have vowed to push back on mandatory vaccinations. In a Twitter Statement, Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas called the actions an “assault on private businesses,” and he issued an executive order protecting Texans’ right to choose to be vaccinated. “Texas is already working to halt this power grab,” he wrote.

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 Moun-

tain, 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@aol. com.


Street and the Norfolk Southern Railroad right of way. The portion discussed was a street on paper, but it had never been paved or used as a street. The second request was to consider voluntary annexation by Kenneth F. Davis and Amy C. Davis, for property located on or about 155 Patterson Road, being further identified as Parcel No. 12139, Tax Map 4-59, Block 1, Lot 11U, and consisting of approximately 29.88 acres. The third request was from Prestige Corporate Development, LLC (Brinkley Properties of KM, LLC, Owner) to rezone property located at 1017 Phifer Road, 1025 Phifer Road, and 1027 Phifer Road, consisting of 52.95 acres being further known as Parcels 11916, 57168, 57167, 11919, 11920 and 11921 from then Residential R-10, now Suburban Residential (SR) to Semi Urban Residential (SU) Case No. Z-23-6-21. After closing the Public Hearing, city council voted on all three items. The motion to close a portion of James Street was made by Councilman David Allen and the vote was unanimous. Regarding the request by Kenneth F. Davis and Amy C. Davis, to annex property located on or about 155 Patterson Road, the motion was made by Councilman Jay Rhodes and the vote was unanimous. A motion was made by Councilman Dave Allen in favor of a request from Prestige Corporate Development, LLC (Brinkley Properties, LLC, Owner) for property located at 1017 Phifer Road, 1025 Phifer Road, and 1027 Phifer Road, consisting of 52.95 acres to be rezoned from Suburban Residential (SR) to Semi Urban Residential (SU). The vote was unanimous. Councilman Mike Butler made the motion to adopt an

Ordinance amending the zoning map of the City of Kings Mountain, NC to rezone Prestige Corporate Development, LLC’s property to Semi Urban Residential (SU). The vote was unanimous. City of Kings Mountain had received an offer of $4,500 for 1.33 acres of property located on Phifer Road by Earthfall Production, Inc. However, the appraisal came back higher than the offer. After discussions with Earthfall Productions, Inc., the city learned they were open to negotiation. Councilman Jay Rhodes made the motion to reject the bid of $4,500 and negotiate the sale price with Tom Bennett of Earthfall Productions, Inc. This places the parcel back into the upset bid process. Council will discuss again at their October meeting. Jean Wyte, Billing Director for the City of Kings Mountain discussed a proposed change to the Utility Billing Policy regarding commercial garbage collections. According to Wyte, approximately seven commercial businesses are in arrears on their dumpster payments. Some businesses use a third-party vendor and have accumulated a balance. The proposed change in verbiage gives the city the ability to act against those businesses that have outstanding balances. Councilman Jay Rhodes recommended reaching out to the businesses before removing their dumpsters, to make sure they are aware of the situation and to give them the opportunity to pay. Councilman Mike Butler made the motion to approve the proposed change to the utility billing policy and the vote was unanimous. City Council went into a closed session to discuss a personnel matter and an economic development project, but no action was taken on either, so the meeting adjourned.

From Page 1A to Semi Urban Residential (SU). • An application from R.D. Harrell Company to rezone property off Kings Mountain Boulevard, being further identified as Parcel No. 11912, Tax Map 4-51, Block 1, Lot 11, and consisting of 29.57 acres from Residential Office (RO) to Conditional District RS-6. The conditional district rezoning requires that the petitioner have community meetings independent of the required Public Hearing. The October Public Hearing date will allow for this requirement to be completed. The city also adopted Resolutions, pursuant to NC Genera Statutes, directing the City Clerk to investigate the sufficiency for a petition for a voluntary noncontiguous annexation from a property owner requesting voluntary annexation of two properties: • KM Acquisition QOZB1, LLC for property Page 15 Page 42 Page 49 Page 62 Page 84 identified as Cleveland County Tax Map 4-42, Block 1, Lot 20, PIN 2593198869, Parcel No. 11683, consisting of 12.863 acres, more or less– Case No. VA-19-8-21A. • KM Acquisition QOZB1, LLC for property identified as Cleveland County Tax Map 4-81, Block 1, Lot 15, PIN 2594301236, Parcel No. 71267, consisting of 57.633 acres, more or less– Case No. VA-19-8-21B. The last item under the Consent Agenda appointed Margo Plonk on the Mauney Memorial Library Board of Trustees to fill a vacant seat term expiring 6/30/2024. Public Hearings were held to consider three items. The first request was to close a portion of James Street which lies between Grace




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Mountaineers resume season Friday at Huss Two young and wellrested teams hoping to make some noise in the Big South Conference will face off Friday night at 7:30 when Kings Mountain’s Mountaineers travel to Hunter Huss for both teams’ BSC opener. Huss has been idle since its August 20 opener, and the Mountaineers were idle last week after posting a 2-1 record in non-conference play. Although the Huskies

Paige Bagwell (14) sets up Jacie Jarvis for a point in Thursday’s win over Forestview at KMHS gym. Photos By Gary Smart

Lady Mountaineers open BSC with sweep of Cats and Jaguars

KM girls first, boys second In XC meet Kings Mountain’s girls finished first and the boys second in the Ashbrook Luminary Run last week. Led by Thalia Kushman with a first place finish in 23:30, the Lady Mountaineers placed four runners in the top seven and five in the top 13 to post an impressive victory. KM finished with 29 points to far outdistance second place South Point

with 55. Stuart Cramer had 70 and Forestview 71. Ashbrook, Hunter Huss and East Gaston didn’t score. The Mountaineers gave pre-season Stuart Cramer a tough race but Cramer prevailed with 34 points. KM had 48, Foretview 60, South Point 95 and Ashbrook 111. Kings Mountain did have the individual winner See XC, Page 3B

NCHSAA distributes $1.7 million to schools CHAPEL HILL – The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) distributed $1,717,803.65 to the Association’s member schools from interest earned on the Association’s Endowed Funds during 2020-2021. This total is in addition to the $4 million distribution approved by the Board of Directors in the COVID-19

Jessie Ozmore (6) sets up Jacie Jarvis in Thursday’s volleyball match with Forestview at Donald L. Parker Gymnasium.

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Kings Mountain High’s volleyball team opened Big South 3A Conference play last week with 3-0 sweeps of North Gaston and Forestview. The Lady Mountaineers took all the bite out of the Wildcats with wins of 25-12, 25-8 and 25-7. Forestview gave the KM ladies a tough time in game one, losing by only 25-22 but the Lady Mountaineers took the final two sets more easily, 25-15 and 25-19. Aaliyah Byers had two super outings with 45 kills for the week. She had 17 kills, nine service points, three serve receptions and five digs against North Gaston and 28 kills and 12 digs against Forestview. In the battle with North, Meile Songaila registered five kills, 12 service points, five serve receptions and five digs. Paige Bagwell added 14 assists, two kills and five service points, and Jessie Ozmore dished out 15 assists. Against the Lady Jaguars, Jarvis had three blocks, Songaila and Lily Gold seven digs each, and Bagwell 36 assists. The Lady Mountaineers were scheduled to go to Shelby Monday and South Point Tuesday. They are at home Thursday against Stuart Cramer and travel to Gastonia Ashbrook on September 21 before closing out first round play against BSC co-leader Crest at home on September 23.

lost their opener to a very good Hickory Ridge team, they have had plenty of time to rest up and work on a game plan against the Mountaineers. Their other two scheduled non-conference games were cancelled because of COVID concerns. Kings Mountain has also had time to mend some wounds since defeating Burns two weeks ago, but the Mountaineers will still See HUSS, Page 2B

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be without the services of junior running back Caleb Holland who was injured in the Asheville game and still hasn’t been cleared to play. “We should be a full strength except for him,” Coach Greg Lloyd said. “His elbow still isn’t completely healed so it will be running backs by committee like it was at Burns. He took a bad shot and they want to re-evaluate him before clearing him to play. Hopefully he will be back for North Gaston next week.” Hunter Huss is probably even younger than the Mountaineers as most of their starting players are freshmen and sophomores. They have only five seniors in their starting lineup. “They’re very similar to us,” Lloyd said. “They missed some of their key guys in their first game.” The Huskies’ starting quarterback, freshman Javarion Brown, passed for 130 yards against Hickory Ridge. Junior Qualin Thompson is probably the Huskies’ top all-around athlete. He was their leading rusher and pass receiver in their opening game. Their defense was also led by freshmen as free safety Gene Neely recorded seven tackles and defensive end Quashawn Mack five tackles and a sack. “They run a 4-2-5 defense,” Lloyd noted. “They’re a fast team. They have a very good kicker.” With Holland unavail-



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able, Robert Kendrick and Thomas Feemster shared his position in the win over Burns, and defensive line standout AJ Richardson came into the backfield in tough yardage situations and ended up being the leading rusher in a 19-14 Mountaineer win. “It will be running by committee again for us,” Lloyd said. “We’ll use multiple players.” Kings Mountain has had a well-rounded passing attack so far with quarterback Lamont Littlejohn hooking up with a host of receivers like DeAndre Hoyle, Zavion Smith, Jake Lloyd, Sel Randolph, Peyton Fisher and others. The Mountaineers have gotten good line play from Isaiah Eskridge, Tykel Smith, Michael Lubas and others, and good defense from Hoyle, Fisher, Jake Lloyd, Seth Neal, Jason Feemster and others. Lloyd said because of the heat the Mountaineers will be inside a lot this week. They got in some good practices on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of last week but Lloyd gave the players days off on Monday and Friday. “We want to stay fresh and healthy and get in a good game Friday night,” he said. The junior varsity Mountaineers will host the Huskies Thursday at 7 p.m. at John Gamble Stadium. They carry a 1-1 record into the contest with a loss to Shelby and a win over Asheville. Their scheduled game with Burns was cancelled due to COVID concerns.


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Sports Hall of Fame induction October 9 The Kings Mountain Sports Hall of Fame banquet and induction ceremony will be held Saturday, Oct. 9 at 6 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church. Since no banquet was held last year because of COVID, this year’s ceremony will honor two classes, 2020 and 2021. Tickets are available from any member of the

Hall of Fame committee. They are $15 each and only 250 tickets will be sold. The 2020 inductees include Jim Medlin, Joseph Bell Jr., Marquiz Williamson, Tim Riddle, Diane Williams, the 1998 KMHS track team and David Ray Robinson. The 2021 inductees are Will Wilson, Trina Hamrick and Monty Deaton.

KM volleyball sweeps Shelby Kings Mountain High’s volleyball teams swept Shelby in a non-conference doubleheader Monday at Parker Gym. The varsity rolled to a 25-4, 25-5, 25-12 win. Paige Bagwell had 15 assists, three kills and nine service points. Aaliyah Byers had seven assists, 11 kills, four blocks and two service points. Meile Songaila had three assists, two kills and 11 service points, and Mary Grace Hogue had 23 service points and two kills.

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McGills donate $10,000 In memory of Coach Bagwell Chip and Laura McGill recently made a $10,000 donation to the Kings Mountain Touchdown Club in memory of Brent Bagwell. They designated onethird of the total to go to the KMHS volleyball team, one-third to the football program and one-third to the Kings Mountain Touchdown Club to apply toward its debt. The volleyball team purchased an Acuspike ma-


chine and serving machine to help improve their skills and keep practices running smoothly. Bagwell’s daughter plays on the Lady Mountaineer volleyball team. The football program purchased weighted tackling dummies, single sled pads and arm shields. The donation to the Touchdown Club went directly to its building fund. Brent Bagwell was a three-sport athlete at

KMHS in the late 1980s, starring in football, basketball and baseball. He was a starting offensive lineman at NC State before suffering a career-ending injury. Bagwell later coached football at several colleges and also was an assistant football coach at North Gaston High School under Coach Bruce Clark. At the time of his death he was a volunteer assistant at Kings Mountain High School under Coach Greg Lloyd.

The JVs won 25-9, 2513. Sara Kate Bridges had 11 service points, two kills, 12 assists and five digs. London Brown had seven service points, six serve receptions, two kills and three digs; and Caroline Moss added five service points, four kills, two serve receptions and one dig. The varsity carried a 6-1 record and the JVs a 4-2 mark into a non-conference doubleheader yesterday at South Point.

KMMS soccer nips North 2-1, Agreement offers KMMS softball blanks Burns 15-0 falls to Burns new option KINGS MOUNTAIN MIDDLE SCHOOL SOFTBALL TEAM

Kings Mountain Middle’s soccer team opened its season last week with a 2-1 win over North Lincoln and a 3-1 double overtime loss to Burns. In their win over North the Lady Patriots got both of their goals from Alex Surratt. Vidal Carrillo and

Connor MacPherson assisted the goals. Leading the defense were Bernardo Hernandez, Caleb Watts and Kamari Coleman. In the loss to Burns, Alex Suarez scored KM’s only goal off an assist from Devin Hopper.

KM Middle second in opening golf match Kings Mountain Middle School’s golf team finished second in a three-team opening season match last week at Kings Mountain Country Club. West Lincoln won with a 217 total. KM shot 228 and Lincolnton 238. Jordan Bucker led the

Patriots with a 51. Joseph Johnson shot 58, Colton Willyoung 59, Eli Caldwell 60, Lane Miller 61 and Jaiden Earle 62. Kings Mountain was scheduled to face East Lincoln and Crest Tuesday at Crest.

SPORTS THIS WEEK Wed., Sept. 15 4:30 p.m. – Middle school football, Kings Mountain at West Lincoln. (5th quarter JVs, varsity begins at 5 p.m.) 6 p.m. – High school soccer, North Gaston at Kings Mountain. Thurs., Sept. 16 4 p.m. – High school volleyball, Stuart Cramer at Kings Mountain. 4 p.m. – High school girls tennis, Kings Mountain at Hunter Huss. 4:15 – Middle school men’s soccer, Kings Mountain at East Lincoln. 4:15 – Middle school softball, Kings Mountain at East Lincoln. 7 p.m. – High school JV football, Hunter Huss at Kings Mountain. Fri., Sept. 17 7:30 p.m. – High school varsity football, Kings Mountain at Hunter Huss. Mon., Sept. 20 3:30 – Middle school cross country, Crest, Burns and North Lincoln at Kings Mountain. 1 p.m. – High school women’s golf. Kings Mountain at Crest (Riv-

erbend). 6 p.m. – High school men’s soccer, Forestview at Kings Mountain Tues., Sept. 21 4 p.m. – Middle school golf, Kings Mountain, West Lincoln and Rutherford County at Thomas Jefferson. 4 p.m. – High school volleyball, Kings Mountain at Ashbrook. 4 p.m. – High school girls tennis, North Gaston at Kings Mountain. 4:15 – Middle school men’s soccer, Lincolnton at Kings Mountain. 4:15 – Middle school softball, Lincolnton at Kings Mountain. 5 p.m. – High school men’s soccer, Kings Mountain at Alexander Central. Wed., Sept. 22 TBA – High school cross country, Cleveland County meet at Shelby. 4:30 p.m. – Middle school football, Burns at Kings Mountain. (5th quarter JVs at 4:30, varsity at 5 p.m.) 6 p.m. – High school men’s soccer, Kings Mountain at South Point.

to students Pathways to excellence guarantees admission for Cleveland Community College students

Cleveland Community College recently entered into a partnership program with UNC Wilmington called Pathways to Excellence. The program will guarantee transfer admission to students who receive an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science with at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average. “We are excited about the Pathways to Excellence program and what it will bring to our students,” said CCC President Dr. Jason Hurst. “If you are just beginning your educational journey, Cleveland Community College is a great place to start.” Students who participate will receive special benefits including personalized assistance from the UNCW transfer student success staff and academic advising for their path to degree completion. Participating students will be guided through the admission process and the college application fee will be waived. There will also be opportunities to attend events to explore the UNCW community and student life. "Thanks to the Pathways to Excellence program, we look forward to welcoming even more of Cleveland Community College’s outstanding students to the Seahawk community," said Dr. Jose V. Sartarelli, Chancellor at UNCW.

KM JV volleyball loses to Jaguars Kings Mountain High’s JV volleyball team fell to Forestview 25-20, 19-25, 13-15 last week. London Brown led the KM attack with 18 kills, seven serve receptions and nine digs. Sara Kate Bridges dished out 30 assists to go with eight service points and seven digs.

The program is only available for transfer students and does not apply to firstyear admission. Students who wish to participate in the program should submit a letter of intent to UNCW Transfer Admissions and a transfer admission application for their desired semester by the priority deadline for that term. Admission to specific majors may require an additional application after university admission. To learn more about the Pathways to Excellence program or get help applying to CCC, call 704-669-4081 or email

XC From Page 1B though, with Parker Key crossing the finish line in 18:58. Following Kushman for the Lady Mountaieners were Divinity Ervin (23:57) in third place, Brooke Waseman (25:54) in fifth, and Nicole Poston (26:52) in seventh.

NCHSAA From Page 1B Board approved that recommendation in August, and the over $1.7 million endof-year distribution total is a direct result of those two groups oversight. NCHSAA membership distributions in 2020-2021 total $5,717,803.65. These types of distributions have been ongoing since 20102011 and with the total from 2020-2021 now equal $18,535,005.12 over that span. “We are thankful that due to the financial stability of the NCHSAA and the wisdom of past Boards of Directors and Executive Directors that we are able to provide such a large benefit

The Kings Mountain Middle School softball team shutout Burns 15-0 in a TriCounty Conference game Thursday. Anna Wooten pitched a complete game shutout. She struck out five batters. Leading the Lady Patriots at the plate were Maddie

Huffman, Kayla McSwain and Anna Wooten, all going 4-for-4. Ava Tipton and Addison Carpenter went 3-for-4 each and Avery Cruise was 2-for-3. Kings Mountain was scheduled to host West Lincoln yesterday.

Freshman Watson co-medalist in BSC golf match Kings Mountain High’s golf team has only one player this year – freshman Kaliyah Watson – but she is already making people take note in the Big South Conference. Watson was co-medalist with Allie MacArthur of Crest in the first BSC match

last week at Catawba Creek. Watson and MacArthur shot 46s. Crest won the match with a 148 total, followed by Stuart Cramer 163, Ashbrook 181 and Forestview 187. The next scheduled match is September 20 at River Bend, with Crest hosting.

Other top 10 finishers for the Mountaineers were Isaiah Wood, eighth in 21:23, and Rohen Johnson, ninth in 21:24. Next up for the KM runners is the Cleveland County Championship meet September 22 at Shelby High School. KM men: 1 – Parker Key (18:58). 8 – Isaiah Wood 21:23; 9 – Rohen Johnson 21:24;

11 – Hunter Cruise 21:36; 18 Hudson Durham 32:12; 20 – Hayden Huss 32:54; 22 – Nathan Parsons 34:04; 23 – Mark Allen 36:48. KM women: 1 – Thalia Kushman 23:30; 3 – Divinity Ervin 23:57; 5 – Brooke Waseman 25:54; 7 – Nicole Poston 26:52; 13 – Parker Wilson 28:0; 16 – Sindy Ullou 28:22; 26 – Lacy Wiggins 34:45.

to our member schools in an incredibly challenging year,” said NCHSAA Commissioner Que Tucker. “This type of distribution is only possible because our member schools agreed to pool shared resources in the early 1990’s and create one of the first Endowment Funds for a high school athletic association in the country and that visionary partnership is now bearing fruit to the benefit of schools in our state.” The NCHSAA Board of Directors also made a commitment in May 2021 to cover the payment of Catastrophic Insurance Premiums for member schools, an estimated savings of $500,000 per year for the full membership. The NCHSAA Endowment, a first-of-its-kind

program in high school athletics, was started under the leadership of Charlie Adams, the late Executive Director of the NCHSAA who led the organization from 1984-2010 when he retired. Under Adams’ leadership, the Board of Directors studied the concept of beginning an Endowment for the Association, starting the fund in 1991. Since the endowment’s inception and the start of a corporate partnership program, another early adoption of Adams relative to other state associations in the country, the profile of the NCHSAA membership’s shared assets has blossomed is now able to annually return interest and other benefits to the member schools of the NCHSAA.

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State Highway Patrol graduates 65 new Troopers

GWU student athletes volunteer for Potato Project

The State Highway Patrol proudly welcomed 65 new troopers at a graduation ceremony held for the 153rd Basic Highway Patrol School. The ceremony ended 35 weeks of rigorous training to prepare the new troopers for a rewarding career of service to the state of North Carolina. The closed ceremony was held at the Shepherd’s Church in Cary at 10 am today with strict COVID19 safety precautions in place. Guest speaker Jane Ammons Gilchrist, NC Department of Public Safety Chief of Staff, imparted congratulatory remarks to the graduating class. The oath of office was administered by Judge Jeffrey K. Carpenter of the

Labor Day weekend, Gardner-Webb University’s baseball team helped remove weeds from a sweet potato field in Cleveland County. On September 4, and during a weekend holiday, these student-athletes chose to help those in need in the community by spending time pulling weeds. Co-founder of the Potato Project Doug Sharp said, “The potato season started with a basketball player from Australia cutting seed potatoes and this week we had a baseball player from Belgium pulling weeds in a sweet potato field. It just shows you never know who you may meet in a potato field.”

The State Highway Patrol welcomed 65 new troopers at a graduation ceremony on Friday. Photo provided North Carolina Court of Appeals. Colonel Freddy L. Johnson, Jr., the 28th Commander of the State Highway Patrol, also provided remarks to the new-

est sworn members of the State Highway Patrol. “Once you report to your duty station you will face opportunities to form vital relationships with co-

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and for some it will be expected at the very worst of times.” These new state troopers will report to their respective duty stations on

Oct. 6 to begin a demanding field training program. Heath Alexander Nail and Dustin James Gilbert were assigned to Gaston County Duty Station.

This year, the Cleveland County Potato Project has suffered heavy losses from extremely wet weather and had deer ruin several fields. While they have worked to overcome these challenges, they will likely need to buy potatoes to feed the hungry of our community this year. A donation of $10 pays for an hour of work for a professional potato worker and whatever you can give is greatly appreciated. Donations may be sent to 107 Quail Hollow Dr, KM, 28086. If you see workers in a Potato Project field, be sure to blow your horn as you pass so they will hear your support.

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2 MALTESE DOGS. Male & female. $1000. Also 6” stove pipes, $10 each. (704) 538-3809

HAVE A TRAILER NOT USING? SELL IT! J. Johnson Sales INC. Buy, Sale, Trade trailers. Must have title. Call 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. FLAG POLES, FLAGS IN STOCK. Pickup or we deliver and install available. J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City. Call 828-2455895. 16X40 OR TWO STORY BUILDINGS BUILT ON SITE. 1 DAY INSTALL. J. Johnson Sales INC. 828-245-5895. 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. 828-245-5895. HORSE QUALITY HAY. Square and round bales, also 3x3x8’ bales. Call (704) 487-6855 6X10 & 6X12 DUMP TRAILERS In STOCK. (5 Ton) contact J. Johnson Sales, Inc., Forest City. (828) 245-5895 7 TON & 5 TON EQUIPMENT TRAILERS. In Stock! contact J. Johnson Sales, Inc., Forest City. (828) 245-5895 PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS with Scratch Pads! Press Room Printing. 704-482-2243. (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 METAL & PLASTIC DRUMS WITH LIDS & RINGS. $20. Food Grade Totes $100, #2 $75. Burning Barrels $10. Solid top Plastic $10. 15 Gallon Plastic Jugs $20. 90 lb Anvil $200. (828) 327-4782

7 PIECE DRUMSET with tambourine. Excellent condition. Clothes and 9, 10 & 11 size shoes. Price is negotiable. 704-284-8733.

FIREWOOD FOR SALE. Long wheelbase load, Full loaded. $70.00/load. Delivered. 864-4924793 or 803-627-9408.

HOYT VECTRIX XL HUNTING BOW Wt. 50-60- Length 31”. To change draw length need to change cams. 11 carbon express maxima hunter 250 arrows. Scott release. Soft case. Sights, rest, stabilizer Hoyt brand. (828) 429-3010

“COVETED VETERANS CIRCLE” In Gaston Memorial Park. Three Burial Plots For Sale. Will Sell Together or Individually. Price Negotiable. (919) 272-5503

KANGAROO WALK BEHIND GOLF CADDY. Has new battery, ball washer, basket, seat, cup holder, umbrella, score card holder, rear wheel “Excellent Condition”. Cost $1500 new, will take $500. call (704) 477-2612 WOMEN’S XL HARLEY DAVISON LEATHER JACKET. Worn only 3 times. Paid $300 new, will take $100. (704) 477-8598 REFRIGERATORS, STOVES, WASHERS, DRYERS. Discount Prices. 1205 Earl Road, Shelby NC. (704) 487-4443 WEATHERTECH FLOOR MATS. 1 Front & Back Set of Black for 2016 Honda CR-V $75 AND 1 Front & Back Set of Black for 2018 Honda CR-V $75 “Both Sets Like New!” (704) 477-8598 WOMENS CLOTHING. Lots of Womens Clothing Sizes 12,18,20. Dresses, Tops, Pocket Books, Pants with jackets. Real Nice Clothing 828-287-0982 ALL METAL GARAGES. Big Discounts! Zero down. Call for more details. 828-382-0455.

RETIRED GENERAL CONTRACTOR AVAILABLE for small job repairs and fixes. Deck repair a specialty. Rutherford/Cleveland County areas. Bob, 828-4766058.

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 OLD RECORDS LOT OF 7000. APPROX. 7000 RECORDS, RANGING FROM 40’S TO EARLY 70’S. CONDITION FROM GOOD TO BRAND NEW IN PLASTIC COVER. NO CHERRY PICKING! RECORDS COLLECTED OVER SEVERAL YEARS. IE: SINATRA, CLINE, ELVIS, ETC. MUST SELL THE ENTIRE LOT. SERIOUS BUYERS ONLY PLEASE! LEAVE MESSAGE. (828) 625-9744 CSISAMS@HOTMAIL.COM RIDING/PUSH MOWERS, GARDEN TILLERS, GO-KARTS, MINI-BIKES. Ready to mow. All in excellent condition. Can deliver, 30+ years experience in repair work. 828-980-0853, 704-4769383.


NEW CANNING JARS with Lids & Seals. $17.67 per case. Call 828287-3272.

KILL ALL YOUR WEEDS! Ranger Pro 2.5 gallon. $44.00. 828-2873272.

CASH FOR YOUR CAR running or not, title or no title. Call Charles Dellinger at Red Road Towing. 704-692-6767, (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 WANT TO BUY. ATV’s, Pop-Up Campers and Small Travel Trailers. Call 828-429-3935. WANT TO BUY: STAMP COLLECTIONS and accumulations of same. Call 828-652-9425 or 954-614-2562. CASH FOR YOUR RECORD ALBUMS. Call Ron. (919) 314-7579 WANT TO BUY CARS, TRUCKS. Trailers, Tractors, Farm Equipment. Must have ID and proof of ownership. Callahan’s Towing. (704) 692-1006 WANTED: OLD AND NEW AMMO. Reloading supplies. Call 828-245-6756 or cell # 828-2891488.

FARM & GARDEN YANMAR 2210 26HP DIESEL TRACTOR Shuttle shift. Rebuilt head. New water pump and hoses. 4 new tires, rear tires filled with antifreeze, and wheel spacers. New radiator and new starter. Oil and filter changed, with new antifreeze. Excellent condition! $4625.00 OBO. (704) 718-9122 1953 GOLDEN JUBILEE TRACTOR For Sale. Good condition. Asking $4,300 or best offer. Several implements for sale also. 704-8683342 NEW SOUTHERN 5 FT. BUSH HOG. $1,250. 828-287-3272.

BOATS 96 SEARAY 175, 125 MERC.OUTBOARD $8000 OBO. Fish and Ski model with all the extra equipment and trailer with swing away tongue. Garage kept and maintained. Text for photos. (704) 473-2573

2021 USED OLD TOWN VAPOR Canoe livery selling gently used Old Town Vapor Angler 10’ kayaks. The kayaks were ordered in the spring but due to a mix up the 10 foot Vapors were delivered instead of the 12’ Vapors we ordered. We had to use them in our rental program for a couple of months. Our new ones have come in which is good news for anyone who wants a great kayak at a great price. These Vapor Angler kayaks are great for recreational paddling or fishing. Each kayak comes with a anchor. They are in excellent condition. We currently have 10 available. The price of $425 is a firm price. Get yours now, they will go fast. Located in Crumpler, NC 336-9894 ext. 39 suzykepp@

PETS & LIVESTOCK GERMAN MALINOIS (SHEPINOIS) PUPPIES Born 6/18/21. 2 males, 1 female Second round of shots, wormed and started on heartworm prevention. GUINEA CHICKS, $5; BANTAM BABIES, $3; Quail, 3 to 4 weeks old, hatching eggs, 50% guaranteed hatch. (704) 476-9943

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. REWARD, LOST SHELTIE. Ridgecrest Area Rutherfordton. DO NOT CHASE! Microchipped. 386-451-8200.

BEAUTIFUL BOSTON TERRIER PUPPIES. CKC registered 1st shots and dewormed. Vet Health check. Looking for loving homes. Taking deposits now. Price is $1000 (704) 616-6114 3 FEMALE GERMAN SHEPHERDS. Date of birth 4/12/21. (704) 466-2325 LABRADOR RETRIEVER PUPS. Chocolate & silver. Parents are AKC registered but selling pups at unregistered prices. DOB 8/821, 1st shots & worming. Taking $200 non refundable deposits now. Chocolate $600, Silver $900. Call or text. Please leave message. (828) 429-0210 HEDGEHOGS AND SUGAR GLIDERS HOME. Male and female are available for both babies contact us if interested and for more info (915) 2015269 deanwillson8@gmail. com

CARS & TRUCKS 2007 BUICK LACROSSE V-6, 3.8 All Pwr, local Forest City car, 160k miles, $4800, call 828-980-8461 (828) 980-8461 2014 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN Call for Price. Braunability Handicap Van. Side entry ramp. Transfer driver seat. Ideal van for disabled person who uses a wheel chair and can still drive. Equipped to add hand controls. (704) 692-6248 buck@ 2006 DODGE CHARGER RT, 5.7 Lt Hemi motor, 215,567 miles, $7000. (828) 657-5567 2018 FORD FUSION 24,400 miles, $17995, Great Condition (704) 472-6337

VACATIONS OCEAN LAKES MYRTLE BEACH. Cottage N34. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, den, kitchen, dining, covered deck, near country store. Call Dorcas, 803718-2659, (803) 635-9831

GOLDEN DOODLE PUPPIES FOR SALE. Cream colored. Ready Sept 11, $600.00 each. First shots and De-wormed. Henry Miller, 1608 Walls Church Rd, Ellenboro, NC 28040

PROPANE GRILL TANKS REFILLED. Only $10.99. Call 828287-3272.

ACEPHATE FIRE ANT KILLER. Works great! $12.99. Call 828-2873272.


PURE RAW LOCAL HONEY. $18 per quart, $10 per pint. Produced in Rutherford County. Call or text Jackson Corbin, 828-980-1823.

DEER CORN. SHELLED, 50lbs, $10.05. 828-287-3272. TALL PINES CORPORATION. “We would love to make your dream come true!” (704) 600-5438 TallPinesCorporation@gmail. com

Deadline: Friday at 12:00 Noon

FREE TO GOOD HOME. Small mixed breed dogs, 2 males, 4 females. All neutered. 704-6812215, (980) 448-8402

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.


QUALITY, COMFORTABLE, 55+ COMMUNITY Residences at Humboldt Park - 715 Dellinger Rd Shelby. Refreshed unit available now! Welcome home to Residences at Humboldt Park. We are a 55+ apt community located in Shelby just off Dellinger Rd. Under new management, the community features on site amenities and a quiet, peaceful, park like atmosphere. Our refreshed units offer the highest quality of modern living. Humboldt Partners provides safe, clean, quality, affordable housing to our residents and communities. Be at Home, in a Humboldt home. Call Property Management Corp today or come by for a tour. Shelby, NC 28152 (704) 705-4533 rentals@thehumboldtpark. net NEED TO SELL YOUR HOUSE? I PURCHASE UNWANTED RENTAL PROPERTY AND/ OR STARTER HOMES. MUST BE PRICED TO SELL! “QUICK CLOSINGS”! Call 704-4720006.


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REAL ESTATE LINCOLN COUNTY BEAUTIFUL 0.87 ACRES. Located in Lincoln County. $38,000. Owner financing. 704374-5073. RUTHERFORD COUNTY 1/2 ACRE LOT UNRESTRICTED!! Near TIEC, $15,000. Call 864-909-1035 or visit: www.

FOR RENT CLEVELAND COUNTY 5 BEDROOM, 2 BATHROOM HOME. Rent $1250, Deposit $1250, Application Fee $25. 212 Cleveland Avenue, Shelby, NC 704-472-3100, (704) 4724666


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RENT TO OWN. 3 bedroom home in country. As is. Big lot. Move today. $800 month, $3,000 deposit. 864-805-0175, 980-552-9027.

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

2 OR 3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. For rent in Shelby & Grover. $600-$750. Call (828) 234-8147 FOR LEASE - OFFICE SPACE. Over 800 s.f. Break room included. $1250 per month. 112 E. Dixon Blvd. Suite 2, Shelby, NC 28152. (704) 923-1698 1 BEDROOM APARTMENT. Excellent location in Shelby. Hardwood floors, not HAP eligible, No pets, No Smoking. Heat & water included in $550 month. (704) 487-5480 2BR, 1BA HOUSE in Grover. 1300 sq.ft. Non-Smoker only. No Pets. $950.00/ mth. + deposit. 704-937-7630.

LEGAL NOTICE NORTH CAROLINA CLEVELAND COUNTY IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION PROBATE DIVISION 21 E 799 NOTICE OF EXECUTOR Having qualified as Co-Executors of the Estate of Betty Jo Ledford of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of the said Betty Jo Ledford to present them to the undersigned on or before the 15th day of December or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate please make immediate payment. This the 15th day of September, 2021. Thomas G. Ledford, Co- Executor Executor for the Estate of Betty Jo Ledford 503 North Lafayette Street Shelby, NC 28150 And/or Robin C. Kiser, Co-Executrix Executor for the Estate of Betty Jo Ledford 1115 West Cabaniss Road Shelby, NC 28150 KMH (9/15, 22, 29 & 10/06/2021)

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 704-487-1114. Equal Housing Opportunity. 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.

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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

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


RUTHERFORD COUNTY ICC AREA Small efficiency apartment. Includes electric, water, sewer and garbage. $450 plus deposit and references. 828-248-1776. 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 PRIVATE RV/MOBILE HOME hookup. Text to 336-414-3618 for more information.

WANT TO RENT Small two bedroom house or apartment in the vicinity of Allied Diecast in Rutherfordton. 828829-0439

FOR RENT 30 Foot Fifth Wheel Camper For Rent. Forest City area. Ideal for retired couple or individual. No pets, no children. Water, power, included. $750.00 per month plus deposit. 828-432-6577.

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Pinnacle Classical Academy students significantly outperform NC average on EOG, EOC tests Students at Pinnacle Classical Academy had significantly higher passing rates on North Carolina’s 2020-21 end-ofgrade and end-of-course tests than the statewide average, according to data released in September by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. In a year in which only 45.4% of students across North Carolina scored at or above Achievement Level 3 (gradelevel proficient), 70.6% of students at Pinnacle Classical Academy did so. “We’re so grateful for the support of our parents and the commitment of our teachers, who maintained the rigor of our academic program and

worked so hard to allow us to reopen for five-day-per-week in-person instruction last November,” said Dr. Shelly Bullard, the school’s headmaster. “We’re committed to doing what is right for kids, and will continue to weather the COVID storm.” “We’re especially proud that our economically disadvantaged students and students of color did so much better than the state average,” Bullard added. “58.3% of our economically disadvantaged students passed their EOG and EOC tests -- compared to only 28.8% across the state. We are clearly making a significant academic difference in the lives of our 1,100 students.”

Category Combined Test Results:: All Students Grade 3 Reading Grade 4 Reading Grade 5 Reading Grade 6 Reading Grade 7 Reading Grade 8 Reading Grade 3 Math Grade 4 Math Grade 5 Math Grade 6 Math Grade 7 Math Grade 8 Math Grade 5 Science Grade 8 Science NC Math 1 (9-12) NC Math 3 (9-12) Biology English II

Pinnacle Classical State Academy of NC 70.6% 65.3% 75.8% 58.2% 69.1% 78.0% 71.9% 68.4% 69.5% 59.3% 76.6% 81.7% 66.7% 82.4% 86.0% NA 51.9% 59.6% 86.0%









Having qualified on 7th of September, 2021 as Executrix of the Estate of CAROLYN ARCHER BRADLEY; AKA, CAROLYN DALE BRADLEY, 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, April Dawn Melton, Executrix on or before the 15th day of December, 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.

45.4% 45.2% 45.1% 42.4% 45.3% 46.7% 48.2% 44.5% 37.8% 42.0% 40.6% 42.5% 32.7% 53.9% 70.3% 25.1% 44.6% 45.6% 58.5%


Having qualified on the 27th of August, 2021 as Executor of the Estate of EDWIN REID COSTNER, 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, Clay Reid Costner, Executor on or before the 15th day of December, 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 15th day of September, 2021.

This the 15th of September, 2021.

April Dawn Melton, Executrix Estate of: Carolyn Archer Bradley; AKA, Carolyn Dale Bradley 317 Yarbro Road Kings Mountain, NC 28086

Clay Reid Costner, Executor Estate of: Edwin Reid Costner 426 Lorna Street Charlotte, NC 28205

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Having qualified on 25th of August, 2021 as Co-Executrixes of the Estate of REBECCA ANN BROOKS WALLACE, 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, Karen Wallace Bollinger, Co-Executrix and/or Debra Wallace Neill, Co-Executrix on or before the 15th day of December, 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 15th day of September, 2021. Karen Wallace Bollinger, Co-Executrix Estate of: Rebecca Ann Brooks Wallace 1648 Maple Springs Church Road. Shelby, NC 28152 And/or Debra Wallace Neill, Co-Executrix Estate of: Rebecca Ann Brooks Wallace PO Box 912 Boiling Springs, NC 28017 KMH (9/15, 22, 29 & 10/06/2021)









Having qualified on 18th of August, 2021 as Executrix of the Estate of BRENDA R. PHILBECK, AKA; BRENDA R. STORIE, 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 1st day of December, 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 12th of July, 2021 as Administrator of the Estate of JOHN LARRY GREENE, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned at McIntyre Elder Law Firm in Shelby, North Carolina, on or before the 8th day of December, 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 13th day of August, 2021 as Administratrix of the Estate of MICHAEL L. SILVER I 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 Vickey W. Silver, Administratrix on or before the 15th day of December, 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 1st day of September, 2021.

This the 8th day of September, 2021.

This the 15th day of September, 2021.

Janie Storie-Curry, Executrix Counsel for the Estate McINTYRE LAW FIRM PO Box 165 Shelby, NC 28151

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

Vickey W. Silver, Administratrix Estate of: Michael L. Silver I 167 Brown-Waterson Road Cherryville, NC 28021

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Having qualified on 10th of August, 2021 as Executor of the Estate of CAROL RAE GAPPA, 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, Louis Paul Alva, Executor on or before the 1st day of December, 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.

Having qualified on 31st day of August, 2021 as Administratrix of the Estate of RICHARD FLOWERS, 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 Kathy Tomberlin, Administratrix on or before the 8th day of December, 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 1st of September, 2021.

This the 25th day of August, 2021.

This the 8th day of September, 2021.

Louis Paul Alva, Executor Estate of: Carol Rae Gappa 891 Cedarline Drive Shelby, NC 28150

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

Kathy Tomberlin, Administratrix Estate of: Richard Flowers 120 Tomberlin Path Kings Mountain, NC 28086

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Regina Ruff Ovarian Cancer Governor Cooper reinstated some Awareness month in KM unemployment benefits requirements By Loretta Cozart In September, the City of Kings Mountain remembers citizens who have lost their battle with ovarian cancer during “National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.” To increase public awareness of the disease, the city decorates the Overhead Bridge with teal ribbons. Kings Mountain native Regina Ruff lost a long battle with ovarian cancer in 2019 and since then the annual event in Kings Mountain was renamed in her honor. Ovarian cancer is the deadliest of all gynecologic cancers and the fifth leading cause of cancer deaths among women in the United States. And the mortality rate for ovarian cancer has not significantly decreased since the “War on Cancer” was declared more than 40 years ago. The lack of an early detection tests means that approximately 80 percent of cases of ovarian cancer are detected at an advanced stage. All women are at risk for ovarian cancer and approximately 15 percent of women diagnosed have

Malachi Hamilton, Christy Atkins, and Rick Ford place teal ribbons on overhead bridge for ovarian cancer month. Photo by Scott Neisler a family history placing them at even higher risk. Each year during the month of September, the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance and its partnered members hold events to increase public awareness of ovarian cancer.

This deadly disease can be detected early with annual exams. As you drive across the bridge this month, remember loved ones who have been lost to this disease and pledge to remind others to get their annual exams.

NC experiences high levels of COVID-19 Monoclonal antibody treatment available for those with symptoms North Carolina is continuing to experience high levels of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations among those who are unvaccinated due to the more infectious Delta variant. As of September 10, 1,279,500 cases have been reported for NC throughout the pandemic. A slight uptick was noticed on those being tested late last week, and hospitalizations remain around 3,800 statewide. In Cleveland County, 15,311 cases have been reported so far, with 256 deaths. With the Labor Day holiday last weekend, these numbers are being closely monitored for any changes. The increase in COVID-19 rates due to the Delta variant is leading some business owners to require their employees

to be vaccinated. Additionally, some are also requiring proof of vaccination for patrons. Vaccine verification is another measure that can help keep people safe. According to NCDHHS, it is critical that unvaccinated and partially vaccinated people get fully vaccinated to reduce the risk of COVID-19 and its more severe outcomes. The COVID-19 vaccines authorized in the United States continue to be remarkably effective. Nearly all cases of severe disease, hospitalization and death continue to occur among those not fully vaccinated. Recent data in NCDHHS’ weekly respiratory surveillance report shows that unvaccinated people are over 15 times more likely to die from COVID-19. NCDHHS advises the need to layer up our protection to fight this more contagious Delta variant and weather this storm: Vax up, mask up and urge others to do the same.

To get a vaccine near you, visit (English) or (Spanish) or call 888-6754567. You can also text your zip code to 438829 to find vaccine locations near you. Monoclonal Antibody Treatment for COVID-19 Expanded Governor Roy Cooper signed an Executive Order to make it easier for North Carolinians to access to monoclonal antibody treatment for COVID-19. If taken early the treatment can decrease the risk of severe disease, hospitalization, and death. A statewide standing order for monoclonal antibody treatment will make it easier for people with COVID-19 symptoms, particularly those with less access to a regular health care provider, to get this potentially life-saving treatment. Under the order, treatment could be provided in a medically supervised community setting, such as at COVID-19

A s federal unemployment benefits end in North Carolina, Governor Roy Coo- Gov. Cooper per issued an Executive Order that reinstates certain unemployment benefits requirements effective Sept. 4, 2021. “As the pandemic hit, we cut red tape and made temporary changes to unemployment insurance to help people get benefits and to protect employers and employees," said Governor Roy Cooper. "North Carolina’s paltry unemployment benefits are some of the stingiest in the country, and I will continue to urge the legislature to improve the state's benefits as we return to normal procedures."

Executive Order No. 231 reinstates the waiting period for unemployment benefits under state law and directs the Division of Employment Security to resume charging of employer accounts for all individuals paid unemployment benefits, including those unemployed for reasons related to COVID-19. Under the Order: • All unemployment claimants will be subject to a one-week waiting period before they may receive their first unemployment benefit payment, as is required under state law. • Employers’ unemployment accounts will be charged each quarter for all employees who were paid unemployment benefits that quarter. It is important that employers review their charges and report any inaccuracies or suspected fraud to the Division of

Employment Security. The reinstatement of the waiting week and employer charging coincides with the end of federal pandemic unemployment programs and the expiration of federal reimbursement for some benefits related to COVID-19. For weeks beginning after Sept 4, state unemployment benefits will be the only benefits available in North Carolina. To be eligible for state unemployment benefits: • You must be unemployed due to no fault of your own. • You must have earned sufficient wages in employment that was subject to unemployment insurance tax. • You must be physically able and available to work. • You must be actively seeking work. Learn more at des.

Major Disaster Declaration granted for seven western NC counties Last Wednesday, the White House and FEMA granted Governor Roy Cooper’s Aug. 27 request for a major disaster declaration for seven North Carolina counties that were hit hard by floods after Tropical Storm Fred. “This federal disaster declaration will help provide assistance for Western North Carolina communities to rebuild stronger and smarter, and I appreciate the president’s approval of our request,” said Gov. Cooper. The declaration for Individual Assistance covers Buncombe, Haywood, and Transylvania counties. Residents of these counties may apply for Federal

disaster assistance online at or via telephone at 1-800-621FEMA (3362) or via the FEMA app. Disaster Recovery Centers will open in the coming days for residents to apply for disaster assistance in person. The declaration for Public Assistance covers Avery, Buncombe, Haywood, Madison, Transylvania, Yancey, and Watauga counties. It provides federal reimbursement to county and state governments and some nonprofit organizations for much of the cost to respond to the storm and repair damaged infrastructure. This includes federal

reimbursement for debris removal as well as search and rescue operations, hazardous material clean up, meals, generators, fuel and more. The remnants of Tropical Storm Fred dumped several inches of rain across western North Carolina, resulting in devastating flooding and landslides. Five deaths were attributed to the storm that caused record-setting floods along the Pigeon River. Damage estimates to public infrastructure total more than $18.7 million. Damage estimates to private property include 56 homes destroyed and more than 200 homes that suffered major damage.

testing sites. As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations surge across North Carolina, the use of monoclonal antibodies for treatment of COVID-19 increased by 18-fold since late June from 100 administrations for the week of June 23 to 1,874 for the week of Aug. 11. While vaccines provide the best protection from COVID19, treatment options such as monoclonal antibodies are available if you have had

symptoms of COVID-19 for 10 days or less or have been exposed to COVID-19. Ask your doctor about monoclonal antibodies or call 1-877-3326585 (English) or 1-877-3660310 (Spanish) to learn more. Other COVID News • School sports teams are urged to follow the NCDHHS guidance for youth sports as COVID-19 clusters increase among middle and high school teams. • The Food and Drug Ad-

ministration has approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19 disease in individuals ages 16 and over. • NCDHHS has launched – a website dedicated to providing teens with the information, tools, and resources they need to educate themselves, their friends, and their family members about the benefits of COVID-19 vaccines.


How to Manage an Inherited IRA from a Parent Dear Savvy Senior, What are the rules regarding inherited IRAs? When my mom died this year, I inherited her traditional IRA and would like to know what I need to do to execute it properly. Confused Daughter Dear Confused, I’m very sorry about the loss of you mother. Inheriting an IRA from a parent has a unique set of rules you need to know, which will help you make the most of the money you inherit and avoid a tax-time surprise. Here are some basics you should know. Set-Up Inherited Account Many people think they can roll an inherited IRA into their own IRA. But if you inherit an IRA from a parent, aunt, uncle, sibling or friend you cannot roll the account into your own IRA or treat the IRA as your own. Instead, you’ll have to transfer your portion of the assets into a new IRA set up and formally named as an inherited IRA – for example, (name of deceased owner) for the benefit of (your name). If your mom’s IRA account has mul-

tiple beneficiaries, it can be split into separate accounts for each beneficiary. Splitting an account allows each beneficiary to treat their own inherited portion as if they were the sole beneficiary.

You can set up an inherited IRA with most any bank or brokerage firm. However, the easiest option may be to open your inherited IRA with the firm that held your mom’s account. 10-Year Withdrawal Rule Due to the Secure Act, which was signed into law in December 2019, most (but not all) IRA beneficiaries must deplete an inherited IRA within 10 years of the account owner’s death. This applies to inherited IRAs if the owner died after Dec. 31, 2019. There’s no limit on when or how often you withdraw money from the account, as long as the account is empty by the end of the 10 years. That is, you can choose to withdraw all of the money at once, you can leave it sitting there for a decade and then take it all out, or you can withdraw distributions over time. But be aware that with a tra-

ditional IRA, each withdrawal will be counted as income and subject to taxes in the year you make the withdrawal. Exceptions to the Rule There are several exceptions to the IRA 10-year rule, including for a surviving spouse, minor child, disabled or chronically ill beneficiary, or a beneficiary who is within 10 years of age of the original IRA owner. These beneficiaries may be able to receive more time to draw down the account and pay the resulting tax bill. For example, when you inherit an IRA from a spouse, you can transfer the IRA balance into your own account and delay distributions until after you turn age 72. Minor children must start required minimum distributions from an inherited IRA but don’t become subject to the 10-year rule until they reach the “age of majority,” which is 18 in most states. Disabled and chronically ill beneficiaries, and those within 10 years of age of the original account owner have the option to stretch required withdrawals over their lifetime.

Minimize Your Taxes As tempting as it might be to cash out an inherited IRA in a lump-sum withdrawal, tread carefully. This option could leave you owing a hefty sum when it’s time to file your taxes. Withdrawals from a traditional IRA generally are taxable as income, at your income tax rate. For some people, it can be a smart tax move to gradually draw down the account over the 10-year period to avoid a large tax bill in a single year and potentially being bumped into a high tax bracket. Or, if you’re approaching retirement, say in five years, you may want to wait to start withdrawing from the account until you are retired, and your income drops potentially putting you into a lower tax bracket. 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.