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Volume 126 • Issue 6 • Wednesday, February 5, 2014




Filing opens on Monday Candidate filing for the May Democratic and Republican Primary elections will open Monday, Feb. 10, at 12 noon and end on Feb. 28 at noon at the Cleveland County Board of Elections in Shelby. A number of local candidates are expected to pay their filing fees to be on the ballots in the upcoming Primaries. Several candidates are already announcing their plans to offer for reelection. Sheriff Alan Norman has said he plans to run again and county commission incumbents Jason Falls and Eddie Holbrook are expected to seek reelection. A contest is already developing in the NC House 111 seat held by five-term Representative Tim Moore. Nick Carpenter, 20, chairman of the Cleveland County Democratic Party, has announced that he expects to challenge the Kings Mountain lawyer. Politicking is also picking up steam in other areas where US Senator Kay Hagans is expected to face challengers. Rep. Kelly Hastings, 111 House District, announced this week he is running for reelection. US Congressman Patrick McHenry is also expected to file for reelection. NC Senator, 46th District, Warren Daniel is expected to file for reelection. Three seats are open on the NC Court of Appeals, those of Stillman, Calabria and Elmore. Cleveland County residents will also elect a District Attorney and District Court Judge. Terms of DA Rick Shaffer and District 27 Judge Ali Paksoy are expiring this year. Cleveland County voters will elect a new coroner in 2014. Dwight Tessneer, who has served as assistant coroner, coroner and medical examiner for 14 years is retiring. Cleveland County Board of Elections is located on Patton Drive in Shelby. The office hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Grover prepares for sewer hook-up

Singers from the Patrick Senior Center Chorus, directed by Carol Dixon, led the Black History Month program with a selection “Standing in the Need of Prayer�. Photo by ELLIS NOELL

Community kicks off Black History Month DAVE BLANTON

Themed “Dreams Do Come True,� the program focused on the fight for equality, faith and a number of African American pioneers who have made advances in science, technology and social programs. Members of the community

rang in Black History Month in a program that emphasized resilience through adversity and an urging to never give up on one’s dreams. “I’m not Martin Luther King, Jr., but I had a dream too,� said Rev. John Houze, the keynote speaker of the event, which was hosted by the H. Lawrence Patrick Senior Center. “As a boy, I saw the mail-

man running up and down the street and I made that my goal.� But Houze, now a pastor at People’s Baptist Church, found resistance. “They told me they’re’d never been a black mail carrier at the Grover Post Office.� Houze persevered, gaining employment at the small post See BLACK HISTORY MONTH, 7A

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Kings Mountain area citizens can expect to receive higher energy bills this month, which reflects January’s higher than normal energy consumption. January 2014 temperatures were colder than normal so customers will likely experience increases when opening their February bills. Bills vary by customers depending on the size and age of the home, the number of gas and electrical appliances, number of people in the home, thermostat settings, and levels of insulation. Shirt sleeve weather last Monday, snow on last Tuesday and Wednesday, and more cold predicted have resulted in the thermometer plunging. Last week city officials asked residents to cut back thermostats by 2 degrees to conserve energy. I would like to thank everyone for their continued assistance in shedding natural gas loads. This is extremely important in assisting and reducing our overall wholesale natural gas costs,’’ City Manager Marilyn Sellers said last week.

Love’s Fish Box has opened its doors after a fire broke out in a storage area of the popular eatery a week ago. No one was inside the restaurant at the time of the blaze and the damage was mostly confined to a back room, a part of the ceiling and a water heater. The cause of the Tuesday, Jan. 28, fire was traced to clean rags, according to the restaurant’s owners and the Kings Mountain Fire See LOVE’S, 7A

Co-owner Danny Love points out the area where the blaze broke out near midnight on Tuesday last week. The section of the restaurant is directly behind the kitchen and is used for prepping food.

Area businesses, citizens lauded by chamber

L-R: Lisa Zyble, Lib Stewart, Wendy Isbell, and Wayne Conner of the Kings Mountain Herald; Betty Sue Morris of Warlick and Hamrick Insurance; Ken and Virginia Deal of Ditto Consignment; and Marty and Stormy Mongiello of Inn of the Patriots were all recognized for their service by the Cleveland County Chamber at the annual awards banquet Thursday, January 30. Photo by ELLIS NOELL

Three Kings Mountain area businesses were recognized as “Emerging Small Business Entrepreneurs� by the Cleveland County Chamber at the annual


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GROVER- By early 2015 town council expects to hook up sewer to Kings Mountain at construction cost of $1.2 million. Bob Froneberger, project manager for W. K. Dickson of Charlotte, gave a timetable for the project at Monday night's meeting of the town board. He said that contracts for construction could come as early as August 1. Engineering reports and plans and specifications have already been submitted to NCENR, the state environmental and natural resources agency, and approval is expected April 1. Froneberger gave an update on the project during a public hearing. The new project is eligible for a 20-year loan at a rate of 2% from NCDENR's infrastructure finance section's clean water state revolving fund (CWSRF) program. By their 20-year agreement with Kings Mountain, Grover citizens will pay the inside residential rate for sewer. Grover is already a water customer of Kings

awards banquet that attracted 270 people Thursday at the Le Grand Center in Shelby. Honored with engraved plaques were Ditto Consignment,

the Kings Mountain Herald, and Inn of the Patriots of Grover. Betty Sue Morris, insurance woman at Warlick & Hamrick, See CHAMBER, 7A

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A bone marrow drive will be held Feb. 15 for 20 year old Taylor Haraszkiewicz who is fighting cancer. Taylor (Faris) Haraszkiewicz, the 20-year-old newlywed fighting acute myeloid leukemia, returns to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Feb. 25 for her second booster round (five days) of chemotherapy. Friends and family are praying that a bone marrow donor will be found on Saturday, Feb. 15, at a “Be the Match� at the Otis D. Green American Legion Post 155 from 12 noon until 4 p.m. “Should there be a match Taylor won’t have to take the third and fourth round of chemo,� said her mother, Robin Knight. She said her daughter is upbeat but a See BE THE MATCH, 4A

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Hastings plans to seek re-election N. C. House Rep. Kelly Hastings, (R-Cleveland/Gaston) announced this week he plans to seek re-election to the District 110 seat. “Since 2011, we enhanced economic security and protected the hardworking taxpayers by cutting government red tape, simplifying the tax code and moving away from punitive income taxes. We improved education by funding education in the classroom and eliminating many unreliable tests; we enhanced public health and safety by passing stiffer penalties for habitual and violent criminals and child molesters,� Hastings said in a prepared statement. In his first and second terms, Hastings said he sponsored many important measures that garnered state and national attention. Laura’s Law cracked down on habitual drunk drivers and the Castle Doctrine enhanced Second Amendment rights for lawabiding citizens. Caylee’s Law helped protect innocent and vulnerable children. “If the people of Cleveland and Gaston counties decide to hire me again, I plan to use my experience and seniority to continue the momentum and focus on being the chairman of committees so I can mentor members with less experience,� Hastings said. Kelly served as a chairman of the Energy Independence

Hastings and Alternative Fuels Committee; he currently serves as chairman of the Homeland Security, Military, and Veterans Affairs Committee and the joint House and Senate Committee on Civilian Credit for Military Training and State Adjutant General Selection Criteria. Hastings also serves on the Appropriations, Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Environment, Insurance, Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House, Transportation, Wetland and Stream Mitigation, and Joint House and Senate Information Technology Oversight committees. Hastings is a graduate of Appalachian State University and earned a graduate certificate in teaching from UNCC. He received an Honorable Discharge from the U.S. Marine Corps and Reserve. Hastings grew up in Cleveland County; he and his family live in Cherryville.

Boyles to teach at Gardner-Webb BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. – A man with both a heart for his hometown community and a desire to help future school administrators will transition to the next phase of his successful career with a faculty position at the Gardner-Webb University Graduate School of Education beginning in August of this year, university officials announced Friday. Dr. Bruce Boyles of Kings Mountain has served as the superintendent for Cleveland County Schools since January 2007 and recently revealed his retirement plans, effective June 30 of this year. But while he lays down his role as the county’s top school administrator, Boyles will begin a new journey as associate professor of education for Gardner-Webb, an opportunity that will allow him to expand upon his two years of experience as an adjunct professor for the University. “Gardner-Webb is really emerging as the leader in preparing school administrators right now,� Boyles explained. “When you talk to other school administrators from across the state—and even people from other colleges and universities— there is a realization that Gardner-Webb is doing some things right. There’s been tremendous growth over the last few years. To become a part of that was a very, very interesting oppor-

tunity for me.� After attending Mars Hill College where he earned a bachelor’s degree in music, Boyles taught high school band in Mooresville, N.C. He became acquainted with Dr. Doug Eury (current dean of the School of Education at GWU) when the two were in grad school at the same time at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Boyles transitioned to UNCGreensboro where he successfully completed his doctoral work. “Dr. Boyles’ experience and background will help our students glean his highquality organizational skills,� Eury offered. “We know he brings to the table a wealth of knowledge, a wealth of experience, and an unrivaled personal work ethic. There’s a need for that quality so that we are providing the service that is most beneficial to our students. I think there’s a great match between Dr. Boyles’ experience and his ability to address the needs of future educators and administrators.� GWU Provost and Executive Vice President Dr. Ben Leslie agrees. “Dr. Boyles brings an exceptional level of expertise to the table that will provide an especially helpful resource to our graduate students preparing for careers in curriculum management or administration,� Leslie said. “He joins a faculty composed of both ac-

Boyles complished scholars and seasoned, well-credentialed professionals who have practical experience in the world of public education. His years of experience as an educator, particularly as superintendent of the Cleveland County School district, will be enormously beneficial to our students. Because he knows North Carolina public education from the inside out, our students will be better equipped to carry out their critical role of educating our young people.� While in Mooresville, Boyles served as a teacher, central office administrator, principal, director of human resources, assistant superintendent for instruction, and over six years as superintendent. “When the superintendent position became available in Cleveland County, several friends contacted me and told me it was a great opportunity for me to come home and they felt it would be good for our county. It’s been a great ex-

perience. It really has,� he said. After more than seven years at the helm, Boyles made the difficult decision to retire. However, he counts among his successes in Cleveland County a tremendous increase in the graduation rate, the designation of several national blue-ribbon schools, and the completion of new construction projects (including the brand new Shelby Middle School and the conversion of the former middle school building into central administrative office space). “It’s a great system. At the end of seven years, I hope I’ve done what I can to make it better,� he shared. “But it has been a team effort; we’ve had a lot of people working on those things.� Boyles believes there is a need within schools of education for practitioners who can share their experiences and help prepare people for the real world. “I hear from students in the graduate courses that I’ve taught that really want the practical knowledge,� he reflected. “I think that’s important. As we evolve through our professional careers, perhaps we can learn from other people’s successes or mistakes and do a better job. I’m so thrilled about joining this fine institution and seeing how I can fit in with the great things that are going on here.�

Blood & marrow transplant unit first of its kind in region Carolinas Health Care System’s Levine Cancer Institute opened the region’s first adult blood and marrow transplantation (BMT) unit Jan. 16. The new, state-of-the-art unit is part of the Institute’s expanding hematologic oncology program, which includes a team of internationally recognized experts who specialize in leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, transplantation and non-malignant hematologic disorders. “The unit will allow any patients diagnosed with blood cancer throughout the region to receive their care closer to home, without having to drive nearly three hours to centers offering similar services. Hospital stay for transplant patients can often last up to six weeks, so the ability to receive this level of highly specialized care in Charlotte is a “game changer� for both local patients and their families,’’ said Paula Vess, of Market Communication for Carolinas Health Care System, including Cleveland

Regional Medical Center and Kings Mountain Hospital. In addition to 16 completely refurbished patient rooms, the space will include an apheresis lab for the collection of donor cells; a stem-cell processing lab; exercise rooms and laundry rooms to accommodate family members; a protected, positive pressure environment that minimizes the risk of infection through the continuous filtering of highly purified air. Dr. Ed Copelan and Dr. Belinda Avalos, who are chair and vice-chair of the Department of Hematologic Oncology and Blood Disorders at the Institute, are overseeing the development of the unit, along with a team of specialists from some of the nation’s topranked cancer centers. Leading physicians include Saad Usmani, MD, director of the Plasma Cell Disorders program and director of Clinical Research in Hematologic Malignancies and recruited to the Institute from the University

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CONTEST WINNERS - Jonathan Sayles, left, and Jacob Bell, right, are congratulated by District 23 American Legion Commander Larry Deaver as winners in the District 23 Oratorical Contest Saturday at Post 155. Bell, a senior at Shelby High School and son of Gary and Karen Bell, placed first in the contest and will compete in the Division V contest in Hickory. Sayles is a junior at Thomas Jefferson School. Photo by LIB STEWART

Goins treats mayor, council to BBQ Mayor Rick Murphrey and City Council traditionally present appreciation plaques to employees and other citizens but Sunday they were on the receiving end of appreciation plaques and home cooked barbecue with all the trimmings at Second Baptist Church after morning services. Roger Goins, retired popular barbecue chef, turned out 70 pounds of his own recipe and served it to the visitors and also to members of the congregation. “I just wanted to say thank you to the mayor and council for a ‘good job well done.’ He said there was plenty of barbecue for the guests to take home and he added a jar of his own recipe sauce. Goins formerly owned and operated Rogers’ BBQ.


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Helping others is just what Adams does Volunteering is a labor of love for Vickie Adams, a hospice volunteer for the last six years. So it was natural when she read about a 12-year-old cancer patient’s project to raise money for the Make-AWish Foundation that she got excited and so did many other generous people in the area. In four days over 4,000 letters to Santa were collected and stuffed in North Pole Mail boxes and Macy’s Department Store presented $2 for each letter, a total of $8,000, to the Make-

and call it Walasia Warriors,’’ young Walasia Vinson told her mother, Sheila Harris, after they were contacted that Make-A-Wish Foundation had granted Walasia’s wish, a cruise for her and her parents. Walasia was chosen as the “Wish Child� for Macy’s Make-A-Wish Believe Day� on Dec. 6, and Macy’s told her that for every Santa letter she delivered on Dec. 6 that the firm would donate $2 per letter to the Make-AWish Foundation. “Walasia took 4,000 letters to Macy’s on Dec. 6 and they treated her to a shopping spree and makeover. The store manager presented her with a Hello Kitty watch set,� said Vickie. Make-A Wish granted Walasia’s wish– a seven day cruise to Haiti, Georgetown, Jamaica and Mexico on Royal Caribbean, She and her mom and dad Warren Vinson, traveled on the Freedom-ofthe-Seas, a Guinness World Record holder for being the largest ship in the world. During the cruise, Walasia participated in another fundraiser and raised $1600 for the Make-A-Wish foundaWalasia Vinson and her mother, Sheila Harris, pose for a tion. “It was wonderpicture on one of the stops on their Make-A-Wish cruise. ful,� said Walasia, who said the best part A-Wish Foundation. was being with her family and going “I want to start my own Foundation swimming. She didn’t get seasick on

Vickie Adams the ship and flew on her first airplane ride like a trooper. Her memory book contains pictures of the fun trip. Adams volunteers in the office at Hospice, helps with Hospice booths at Cleveland County Fair and Bethware Fair, and she and her family have become fast friends of the Vinson and Harris families. Vickie is active in People’s Baptist Church. Walasia is a 6th grader at Pinnacle Classical Academy, the new charter school in Cleveland County. She plans to take part in Relay for Life in the county and in Kings Mountain in May 2014 and hopes to continue her Warrior project to help other children fighting cancer and other illnesses. “We probably had more than 700 letters to Santa from Kings Mountain that I carried to Walasia from the boxes I placed at numerous areas in town,� said Vickie. She said her daughters, Destiny Adams, 11, and JaLeighia Adams, 9, her son, Fredrick Guest, her parents, James and Jeneva Ellis, and her brothers, James Ellis and Orlandus Gamble, helped her in the distribution of boxes.

Flutists visit KM Art Center Flute Circle to the Kings Mountain Art Center. “We like to come here because of the great space and the acoustics in the building,'' says retired teacher Pam Perkins. The group of flutists met on a recent Saturday, enjoyed playing together and displaying their handmade flutes. “I got my first flute from Bob Childs (Channel 14 weatherman),'' said Perkins, who is a self-taught flutist and made her own 7-inch flute from the leg bone of a small deer. She also has a 30-inch long flute made of wood and a flute made of River Cane which she handmade at the Schiele Museum. Flutists play varied pieces of music, even “Amazing Grace� and jazz Pam Perkins is part of a group of fluitists that enjoy and blues. Perkins taught elemenvisiting and playing at the KM Art Center. tary school art 24 years in Their love of the Native American Gastonia and retired a year ago. flute brings flutists from the Carolinas “This is my second time to visit and

play the flute in Kings Mountain and we were all welcomed here by the staff of the Southern Arts Society,'' she said. While they were in town the group made handbooks and journals for the Bonnie Price family that detailed the late Kings Mountain woman’s artistic talents. Perkins and other visitors from the Flute Circle say they enjoy music and playing the flute as hobbies. They meet six times a year in various locations in the two Carolinas and also at the Native American Center in Lancaster, SC and often play out-of-doors at the homes of members. A native of Illinois, Perkins has lived in Gaston County over 35 years. Perkins says she enjoys being a part of the Carolinas Flute Circle. She has enjoyed her flutes for over 10 years and became a member of the Flute Circle six years, traveling and meeting other flutists in the two Carolinas. Flutists demonstrated flute making, showed their wares, and played music as their concert attracted visitors at the Kings Mountain Art Center.

Gigi Dover and the Big Cooper graduates from Love in concert Feb. 14 Clemson University The Gaston County Museum of Art & History is presenting Music at the Depot: Winter Concert Series at its renovated train Depot located at 205 West Main Street in Dallas. The performance will take place Feb. 14 from 7-8:30pm featuring Gigi Dover & the Big Love. Tickets can be bought in advance for $10 or purchased the day of the show for $15. Purchasing tickets in advance is strongly encouraged since seating is limited. Advance ticket information is available by contacting Jason Luker 704.922.7681 x 105 or m. Or, order online at The Depot, built in 1903, was originally the Carolina and Northwestern Train Depot located in Dallas on Main Street, a few blocks south of the museum. It was moved to its current location at 205 West Main Street in 1977 where it was used as an art center. Later, it be-

came the museum’s exhibit design shop and has recently been renovated and renamed the Anne Biggers Furr Learning Station with support from Rennie and Anne Bradley Biggers, the Community Foundation of Gaston County, and the Carrie E. and Lena V. Glenn Foundation. In addition to music events, The Depot will also host art exhibits, programs, and other museum functions.

CLEMSON, SC– Allyson Danielle Ellis Cooper of Kings Mountain graduated from Clemson University Dec. 19, 2013, with a Master of Science in Youth Development Leadership. Cooper was among more than 1,100 students who received degrees from President James F. Barker, who presided over his final graduation ceremony before stepping down after 14 years at the helm of the university.

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Phillips crowned Logan Alyse Phillips, daughter of Randy and Julie Grigg Phillips of Blacksburg, SC, was crowned Miss Spartanburg Methodist College January 25. She also received the award in the talent, evening gown and interview segments of the pageant. A sophomore at Spartanburg Methodist College, Logan plans to transfer to North Greenville College for the fall of 2014. She will be competing in the Miss

South Carolina Pageant in Columbia, SC on June 28 but will be in the competition phase of the pageant the entire week of June 21-28. Logan’s platform is “Spreading Depression Awareness.� Logan is also the granddaughter of Steve and Gloria Grigg of Kings Mountain and great-granddaughter of the late Flo Grigg Beverly and Arthur Beverly and niece of June Grigg and the late Paul Kenneth Grigg.

Mayse receives Thanks badge Freda Mayse, a Girl Scout for 55 years and a longtime volunteer, was honored recently with the Thanks badge. T h e award was presented by Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont and recognized Mayses for going above and beyond her duties as a volunteer. Currently, she is serving as a board member for her local region, as well as the board fund development committee chair and a member of the human resources committee. She is a former troop leader for 15 years, actively involved with camp as both a volunteer and staff person and has led Cleveland County as the service unit specialist. She was a girl member when Camp Golden Valley was founded and served as a director of day camp for many years.

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DHHS Crisis Solutions Initiative- A plan in progress By DAVE RICHARD Special to the Herald

It’s a Saturday in the middle of the busy holiday shopping season. A disheveled man is disrupting traffic in a popular shopping center, preaching loudly and scaring customers. A police officer responds to calls from merchants, but without any local options for crisis treatment services, he takes the man off to jail on a trespassing charge and hopes the jail nurses will be able to get him some help. A hundred miles away, a woman who has been clean for months relapses after losing her job. She is alone, depressed and frightened. After several weeks of drinking, she returns to crack cocaine. She knows she needs help, but without a car or money to pay a cab, she calls 911. Late one night in a quiet suburb, a teenager threatens suicide. Not knowing what else to do, her parents call their family doctor, who suggests they go to the nearest emergency department. They wait in a crowded treatment area for most of the night until someone can help them ease this young woman’s mental health crisis. In many North Carolina communities, the only place for people in mental health crisis is the local ED or jail. Those needing inpatient hospitalization may have to wait for hours, even days, for an appropriate place to begin treatment. The only available bed may be hours away, the only transportation the back of a sheriff’s car. As I travel around the state, I talk with family members, advocates and mental health care professionals worried about the alarming state of crisis services in North Carolina. Currently, hospitals and law enforcement are carrying most of the burden associated with crisis episodes because too many communities lack the appropriate resources to help people and their families during mental health crises. They tell me the system is not working. Earlier this month, Governor Pat McCrory and Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Aldona Wos announced a new initiative to improve mental health

13 graduate BLET program Thirteen students from the Cleveland Community College Basic Law Enforcement program were honored for their achievements during a special graduation ceremony Jan. 7. Each is now eligible to be sworn as a law enforcement officer through the N. C. Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission and/or the N. C. Sheriff's Education and Training Commission once they are hired by a law enforcement agency. L-R row 1, Randy McKee, Essence Byrd, Samantha Humphries; row 2, David Ruppe Jr., Brock Jones, Shane Thompson; row 3, Justin Sisk, Chase McCraw, Jarrett Willis; row 4, Landon Reid, Joseph McBreairty; and row 5, Aaron Vassey, BLET coordinator, Russell Voyles and Valmore Omondi.

GROVER: preps for sewer hook-up From page 1A Mountain. Three of five members of the board were present and because there was no majority vote on several items of discussion Mayor J. D. Ledford called for a special meeting on Thursday, Feb. 6, to discuss the awarding of a contract bid to the low bidder for the re-

placement of a Dogwood Drive culvert and the possible purchase of a leaf and street vacuum. By resolution, the board conveyed 0.067 acres to the Grover Rural Volunteer Fire Department. Firemen plan to refurbish the adjacent property and make it part of the fire station.

“little down� this week as her blood levels have dropped. The ‘Be the Match’ procedure is simple. You sign up for the donor registry, answer a few medical questions and do a swab test on the inside of your cheek. Donors must be between the ages of 18-44. There is no cost to the donor. A hot dog and bake sale will be held on site and all proceeds will be used to pay the $100 cost for each donor to register. All items are being donated and they may be dropped off at the American Legion, East Gold Street, at 10 a.m. Feb.25. Slaw, chili and wieners have been donated and other

The start of 2014 marks the beginning of the Second Session of the 113th Congressman Congress Patrick and there is McHenry much to be NC 10th Dist. done as we return to Washington. The House and Senate worked to pass a spending bill to keep the government open past January 15th while also continuing the conference committee on the Farm Bill. All the while, the roll out of the Affordable Care Act continues as Americans purchase plans through the exchanges. With all that is going on, I wanted to get

suggested items are cakes, pies, cookies, homemade breads, chips, baked beans, canned sodas, tea, and condiments including mustard, ketchup, buns. A website has been created for Team Taylor by the Be the Match Foundation to raise funds for the event. A $5 donation would add up quickly. On-site will be a log where Taylor can read the names of those making any form of donation. To visit the site go to Team “Even if you are ineligible or don’t want to be on the register for personal reasons, come out and support the cause,� says Knight, adding, “No one fights cancer alone and together we can make a difference.�

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and substance abuse crisis services in North Carolina. They invited mental health care professionals, hospital administrators, members of law enforcement and patient advocates to join them Dec. 9 for the first meeting of the Crisis Solutions Initiative Coalition. The primary goal was to address the tremendous strain on the current mental health and substance abuse crisis system. High levels of emergency department usage, extended wait times in emergency departments, increased incidence of mental illness in jails and prisons – all of these contribute to higher costs – and just as important, they don’t get the job done. Previous attempts at change have taken a wholesale transformation approach: Throw everything out and start over. This administration’s approach is more pragmatic: we’ll look to see what’s working well and expand it. Instead of “reform,� this will be a practical plan that focus on long-term solutions. We want to look at evidence-based best practices that are working and use them to build a system that addresses the whole person and provides the right care at the right time. We have a number of pilot programs that are showing great promise, and this solutionoriented group also will explore new options that include funding and policy changes. One of the first steps will be to reduce the strain on hospital emergency departments: reduce the number of people in crisis who use them, reduce the wait times for those who must use them, and reduce the number of people readmitted within 30 days of previous visit. Key to the success of the Mental Health Crisis Solutions Initiative will revolve around bringing the right people together and understanding the entire crisis continuum. The governor and his administration are committed to the effort, and the people of this state have everything to gain from its success.

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■ MEDITATION But God, who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which he loved us even when we were dead through our trespasses, made Josh Tucker Pastor us alive together St. Matthew’s with Christ - For Lutheran Church by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God— not the result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life. (Ephesians 2:4-5, 8-10) Grace to you and peace in the name of Jesus our Lord and Savior. Amen. We continue in our meditation and study of the book of Ephesians. Last

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■ CHURCH week our focus was on Paul’s words in the first chapter as he described the inheritance we are to receive as a people of God. Recall, that the inheritance we will receive is our destiny based on God’s counsel and will for us. That inheritance is life eternal with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. So as we live to praise and glorify God, and come to believe in the word of truth, the gospel of salvation, we will receive the inheritance of God. This week we turn to chapter two in the epistle where Paul describes the means by which we receive our inheritance. Paul describes with great clarity that it is out of God’s great love for us that we are made alive with Christ. That it is by God’s grace we have been saved through faith. That, we do nothing to merit or deserve this salvation, but that it is the gift of God. Our destiny, our inheritance of salvation and life eternal is an undeserved and un-

merited gift from God. God’s love for us is go great that he saves us from sin, death and the devil and gifts us eternal life. Paul goes on to describe how we should respond to this good news of salvation. He says in verse 10 that God made us for good works and our way of life as God’s people is a life of good works. Meaning that, living in the knowledge of God’s love for us, his grace and his salvation for us, we are a people that are made for good. We do not serve, we do not do the work of the Lord so that we will experience salvation, but we do the work of the Lord because, or as a result of, his love and his desire to save us. Let us go forth this week knowing the love God has for us through Jesus Christ. Let us know of his saving grace and so live our lives in faithful response to our salvation.


FIRST WESLEYAN CHURCH – Joyful Sound, North Greenville University's Baptist Student Union Ensemble, will present a concert at First Wesleyan Church, 505 N. Piedmont Ave., on Sunday, Feb. 9, at 6 p.m. The public is welcome. SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH – 120 Linwood Road, and Pastor James Lochridge Jr. invites the public to a special service “Sermon in Chalk” Sunday evening, Feb. 9, at 6 p.m. Pastor James Lochridge will illustrate his sermon with drawings and special music, an entertaining way that entices the imagination into the reality of the sermon from the Bible. ST. MATTHEW’S LUTHERAN CHURCH – Social Security updates will be given by Thrivent Financial Group of Charlotte at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church Wednesday, Feb. 12, at noon. Jim Caluder, presenter, has worked in the Social Security Commission for over 30 years. This is a free event open to the community and lunch is included. Please call 704-525-2657 by Feb.7 if you plan to attend.

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Church Service Directory KINGS MOUNTAIN Long Creek Presbyterian Church 701 Long Creek Road 704-629-4406 Love Valley Baptist Church 2032 Bethlehem Road 704-730-0075

New Camp Creek Baptist Church 863 New Camp Creek Ch. Road 704-487-7128 New Life Family Worship Center 428 Oak Grove Road 704-739-9371

Macedonia Baptist Church 1101 S. Battleground Avenue 704-739-6811

New Way Missionary Baptist Church 105 Waco Road 704-724-0414

Midview Baptist Church 703 Margrace Road 704-739-6711

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

Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church 220 N. Watterson Street 704-739-8354

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

Mountain View Agape Church 506 Sparrow Springs Road 704-739-0160 Mt. Olive Baptist Church Compact School Road 704-739-4516 Mt. Zion Baptist Church 220 N. Watterson Street 704-739-8354 New Beginnings Church of Jesus Christ 541 Crocker Road 704-730-9507 New Bynum Chapel Zion Church N. Cansler Street 704-739-2606

Pathway Baptist Church 3100 Parkdale Circle 704-734-0852 Patterson Grove Baptist Church 301 Oak Grove Road 704-739-5826 Peoples Baptist Church 1010 Groves Street 704-739-0398 Proclaiming the Word Ministries 7011 Cleveland Avenue Progressive Church of Our Lord 1001 Cleveland Avenue 704-734-1070 Resurrection Lutheran Church 600 Crescent Circle 704-739-5580

Featured Church of the Week: Central United Methodist Church Royal Praise Ministries 2055 Shelby Rd. Saint Matthew’s Lutheran Church 201 N. Piedmont Avenue 704-739-7466 Second Baptist Church 120 Linwood Road 704-739-4216 Shady Grove Baptist Church 339 Shady Grove Road 704-739-8920 St. Paul United Methodist Church N. Cansler Street 704-739-1256 Sunrise Baptist Church 208 Mail Road 704-692-3007

Temple Baptist Church 612 N. Cansler Street 704-739-4716 The Favor Center Church 602 Slater Street True Gospel Holiness Church 1608 Shelby Road 704-739-6764 Unity AME Zion Church 948 Unity Church Road 704-228-0328 Vestibule AME Zion Church 2175 Vestibule Church Road 704-739-7961

GASTONIA Bethesda United Methodist Church 3714 S. New Hope Rd Grace Community Advent Christian Church 206 West 3rd Avenue 704-739-9230 GROVER Bethany Baptist Church 423 Cleveland Avenue 704-937-3010 Carolina Praise and Worship Center 201 N. Main Street 704-937-7541

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■OBITUARIES James A. “Jim� Childers Former KM City Councilman KINGS MOUNTAIN James A. “Jim� Childers, 82, resident of Kings Mountain, passed away Wednesday, January 29, 2014, at Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, N.C. He was born in Cherokee County, S.C., to the late W. A. Childers and Helen Skinner Childers. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Ann Childers, his grandson, Rusty McAbee, great grandchildren, Mia Ann Simon and Lydia Grace Simon, and sister, Ann Moss. He was retired owner/operator of Childers Roofing Inc. and a member of Temple Baptist Church, Kings Mountain, where he was former music director, Sunday school superintendent and teacher. He served as a Kings Mountain City Councilman from 1975–1983, former Mayor Pro-Tem for 4 years, Planning and Zoning Board member from 2002 2010, Board of Adjustments member from 2004 – 2009, and Moss Lake Reservoir Commission member from 2011 – 2014, serving as Chairman from 2013 – 2014. Mr. Childers served in the United States Army and received a Purple Heart and numerous other medals and honors. He loved to travel, maintain his cars and yard and loved to serve the City of Kings Mountain. Survivors include his wife Pat S. Childers, Kings Mountain; children James Mary Sue Brown CHARLOTTE– Mary Sue Brown, 83, 532 West Craighead Road, Apt. D, formerly of Shelby, passed away Monday, January 27, 2014, at her residence. A memorial service was held Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Charlotte, with Rev. Jonathan Coppedge-Henley officiating, and a graveside service was held at Sunset Cemetery in Shelby. Corene Grigg Greene SHELBY - Corene Grigg Greene, 104, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, February 2, 2014. The family received friends on Tuesday, February 4 at Clay Barnette Funeral Home, and other times at her home. Funeral Services will be held at Double Springs Bap-

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N. “Chip� Childers and wife Laura, Kings Mountain, Terry C. Broome and husband Harley, Kings Mountain, Teresa S. Childers and husband Tony, Kings Mountain, Emily S. Wilson and husband Wesley, Seneca, S.C.; grandchildren Melissa Simon and husband David, Meghann Childers, Andrew Childers, Morgan Caddell and husband John, Jordan Childers, Reagan Childers, Jonathan Spearman, Montez Spearman, Jakob Spearman; great grandchild Seanna Grace Simon; brother Bill Childers and wife Jeanette, Kings Mountain; sisters Helen McAbee and husband Don, Kings Mountain, Mary Hambright and husband Gary, Kings Mountain. A memorial service was held at Temple Baptist Church, Sunday February 2, 2014 at 2 p.m., with Rev. Scott Carpenter, Rev. Mike Chambers, Mayor Rick Murphrey, and Steve Killian officiating. Visitation was 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, February 1, 2014 at Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain. Interment is at Mountain Rest Cemetery in Kings Mountain. Memorials may be sent to Hospice of Cleveland County, in Memory of Rusty McAbee, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC 28150 A guest registry is available at www.harrisfunerals .com. Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain.

Harris Funeral Home tist Church today Wednesday, February 5, at 11 a.m. She will be laid to rest beside her husband, in the Double Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, following the service. The Rev. Bill Fryar and Dr. J. Eric Davis will officiate. Marjorie Hamilton GAFFNEY - Marjorie Blanton Hamilton, 82, passed away Friday, January 31, 2014, at her residence. A funeral service was held Monday at Boiling Springs United Methodist Church, with Rev. Teresa Blanton and Dr. Paul Sorrells officiating. Burial followed in Cleveland Memorial Park. Dwight L. Tanner KINGS MOUNTAIN– Dwight L. Tanner, 63, resident of Kings Mountain, NC, died Friday, January 31, 2014 at Kings Mountain Hospice House. He served in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War and received numerous medals and honors. The family received friends Sunday, Feb. 2 at Harris Funeral Home. The funeral service was conducted Monday, Feb. 3, at First Baptist Church, interment with military honors at Mountain Rest Cemetery.

Rev. James “Jim� T. Lochridge, Sr. U.S. Marine veteran KINGS MOUNTAIN– Rev. James “Jim� T. Lochridge, Sr., 90, resident of Kings Mountain, NC, Dad’s favorite song was “Home on the Range� on December 26, 2013 he left Kings Mountain Hospice House nevermore to “hear a discouraging word� as he entered the glories of heaven greeted no doubt by Jesus and Mom and a host of other brothers and sisters in Christ. The hospice staff commented on his peaceful passing and the smile on his face. Born in Griffin, GA on April 27, 1923, Dad’s family finally settled in the Thomasville/High Point area of NC. After graduating from high school in Thomasville, Jim served as a radio/gunner in torpedo bombers in the South Pacific Theatre of World War II in the United States Marine Corps. After marrying Mary Frances Manuel on September 7, 1946 and graduating from East Carolina Teachers College (now ECU), Dad taught school in Walkertown, NC and then Thomasville, before surrendering to God’s call to preach.

Stephen Neal An avid fisherman and hunter BESSEMER CITY Stephen Ray Neal, 61, passed away Tuesday, January 28, 2014, at Carolinas Medical Center following a brief illness, s u r rounded by his loving family. Steve was born November 23, 1952, to Charles E. Neal, Sr. and Laura Holland Neal of Bessemer City. He was a 1971 graduate of Bessemer City High School and a licensed Real Estate Broker in North Carolina. He was an avid fisherman and hunter. Steve and his son Dereck spent many hours deer hunting. He was a lover of baseball and a huge supporter of Bessemer City High School athletics. He was the former owner and operator of The Pier Seafood Restaurant and 66 Food Marts in Bessemer City and Kings Mountain. He was currently working as a broker/realtor with Allen Tate Realty. In addition to his parents, Steve was preceded in death by his grandparents, James

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After five years of further schooling and experience in Kentucky, Mom and Dad served in Christian education as SBC missionaries in the Philippine Islands. Before spending the last seven years with eldest son, James and his wife Belinda in Kings Mountain, Mom and Dad lived and served the Lord in Albany, GA for 19 years. He is survived by son, James Jr. and wife Belinda, Kings Mountain, son, Billy, Alpharetta, GA; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and two great granddaughters. The memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 8, at 11 a.m. at Second Baptist Church. His son, the Rev. James Lochridge Jr., will officiate the service. The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. prior to the funeral service at Second Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Mission House of Second Baptist Church, 120 Linwood Road, Kings Mountain, NC 28086; International Mission Board, SBC, P.O. Box 6767, Richmond, VA 23230; Hospice of Cleveland County, Kings Mountain Hospice House, 951 Wendover Heights Drive Shelby, NC 28150. A guest register is available at Harris Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Harris Funeral Home and Ethel Neal, Furman and Willie Holland, a niece, Brandi Steele and nephew, Jim Neal. Steve is survived by his wife of forty years, Marion Harmon Neal, son Dereck Neal of Dallas, son Stephen Riddle and Frances of Bessemer City; grandchildren Tasha, Stephanie, Brandi, and Jeremy; two great grandchildren; twin sister Gloria Ratchford and Joe of Dallas; sisters Brenda Lovelace and Edward of Kings Mountain, Becky Neal of Bessemer City, Roxie Miller and Brad of Stanley, Michelle Price and Anthony of Dallas; brothers: Charles (Butch) Neal Jr. and Phyllis of Gastonia, Jimmy Neal and Brenda of Bessemer City; numerous nieces and nephews. The family received friends Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Sisk-Butler Funeral & Cremation Services, Bessemer City. A memorial service for Steve was held at First Wesleyan Church, 510 E. Alabama Avenue, Bessemer City on Saturday at 11 a.m., with Revs. Jerry Millwood, Wes Brown and Elizabeth Toler officiating. Inurnment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Bessemer City, PO Box 23, Gastonia, NC 28053 or Grace Lutheran Church, PO Box 185, Bessemer City, NC 28016. To offer condolences, please visit w w w. s i s k b u t l e r. c o m . Arrangements by Sisk-Butler Funeral & Cremation Services, Bessemer City.

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Walter Edward Anderson Loving husband, father, and grandfather GASTONIA – Walter Edward Anderson, 80, of Gastonia passed away February 3, 2014, at CaroMont Regional Medical Center, Gastonia. He was born June 6, 1933, in Waukegan, Ill., son of the late Wa l t e r William a n d Doris Rawle A n d e rson. A memorial service will be held 4 p.m. Friday Feb. 7 at Christ United Methodist Church, Gastonia, with Rev. Marti Hatch officiating. The family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. at the church before the service. Interment will be private. Mr. Anderson is survived by: his wife, Helen Anderson; sons, Edward Robert Anderson and wife Cynthia


of Gastonia, Scott Dale Anderson and wife Janet of Belmont, Todd Ray Anderson and wife, ReneĂŠ of Kings Mountain, Chad Douglas Anderson and wife Stacey of Lindenhurst, Ill.; grandchildren, Hayley Nester, Laura Anderson, Emily Gates, Brian Anderson, Mackenzie and Joshua Anderson; great grandchild, Braedon Anderson; brother, Robert Anderson of Fox Lake, Ill.; sister, Audrey Marie Yoder of Bluebell, Pa. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother Richard Anderson. Memorials may be made to Christ United Methodist Church, 3415 Union Rd, Gastonia, N.C. 28056. Arrangements are with the South Chapel of Greene Funeral Service and Crematorium, Gastonia. A guest registry is available at

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Trio charged in several home break-ins The Cleveland County Sheriff's Office has identified three people involved in several house break-ins in the northern portion of Cleveland County. Sheriff Alan Norman said the break-ins occurred between January 8-15 and the thieves targeted electronics, jewelry and money. Three of the individuals involved are Deitrick Quillon Hall, 23; Derrell Raynard Russell, 22; and Quinneisha McDowell, 26. All three have been charged with breaking and entering, larceny, and possession of stolen property. Ms. McDowell has an additional charge of obstruction of justice. Russell mad McDowell have been arrested. Mr. Hall was located in Virginia. Norman said there are four additional people suspected in the crimes. Anyone with information is asked to call the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office at 704-484-4788 or Crime Stoppers at 704-481-TIPS (8477). ARRESTS JAN. 28: Corsandra Ross, 46, 1417 Shelby Rd., assault, secured bond. JAN. 28: Jeffrey Tyrone Ross, 42, 1417 Shelby Rd., assault, secured bond. JAN. 28: Laquetta SurrattSadler, 31, 208 Bridges St., simple assault. JAN. 28: Brandy Marie Morgan, 27, 809 Church St.. simple assault. JAN. 29: Elroy Myers, 51, 122 Mill Creek Dr. simple assault, $1,000 bond, secured. JAN. 30: Tiffany Jo Carrigan, 35, 714 Bridges St., failure to pay $275 court costs. Jan. 30: A 17-year-old female was charged with larceny, $1,000 secured bond and cited for no operator’s license. FEB. 2: Angela Kay Odems, 34, 20 Chesterfield Court, DWI, driving while license revoked, $5,000 bond, secured. She was also cited for failure to yield right of way and backing in an unsafe manner. FEB. 2: Derinda Waynette Hemphill, 44, Clover, SC, driving while license revoked, $1,000 bond, secured. FEB.2: Xavier Devae Griffin, 25, Shelby, obtaining prescription by fraud, felony, simple possession, $5,000 secured. CITATIONS JAN. 30: Danny Ray Treadway, 48, 111 Monta Vista Dr., concealment of brass knuckles. JAN. 31: Ernest William Derwood Jr., 47, 542 Baker St., concealment of merchandise. JAN. 31: A 16-year-old female was cited for assault by striking with fists at the high school. FEB. 2: Hunter Wolf Ettnes, 21, Charlotte, speeding. FEB. 2: Derinda Hemphill, 45, Clover, SC, speeding, no operator’s license. FEB. 2: Joshua George Culver, 21, Belmont, no seat belt, faulty equipment, headlamps.

INCIDENTS JAN. 24: City of Kings Mountain, 101 W. Gold St., reported that a gas container was removed from a boat at Moss Lake. JAN. 27: A resident of Groves St. reported theft of a computer tablet valued at $456. JAN. 28; A resident of Church St. reported that someone started a fire beside his front porch. JAN. 28: A resident of Landing St. reported theft of cash, TV, PlayStation and games, Air Jordan shoes, gold chains, and a watch valued at nearly $5,000. JAN. 29: Wells Fargo, 125 S. Battleground Ave., reported a customer obtained currency by false pretense. FEB. 1: City of Kings Mountain, 101 E. Gold St., reported theft of batteries from a pay loader. FEB. 2: CVS Pharmacy, 1017 Shelby Rd., reported a customer presented a forged prescription for medication. WRECKS JAN. 24: Officer F. L. Wittington said a vehicle operated by Mary Coley of Gastonia rear-ended a 2005 Kia operated by Craig Ford Hawkins, 403 Branch St. doing minor damage. The accident happened on King Street. JAN. 24: Officer Bryan McGinnis said a 2000 Honda operated by James Lee Hopper of Gastonia rear-ended a 1997 Mitsubishi operated by Omani Kali Barnes. Gastonia. The accident happened on Lake Montonia Rd with minor damages. JAN. 25: Officer Bryan McGinnis said Helen Childers McAbee, 200 Fairview, was attempting to back from a parking space at 709 Mountain St. and struck a 2003 Buick operated by Alonzo Mason McMackin, 313 Lake Montonia Rd. Property damages were minor. JAN. 25: Officer F.L. Wittington said Benjamin Collins


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BLACK HISTORY MONTH: celebrated with community event LOVE’S: re-opens after fire From page 1A office, first as a clerk and later as a mail carrier, a job he had for 20 years before joining the clergy. “So, yes, dreams do come true,” he said, echoing the theme of the Black History Month program, which featured singing from the Patrick Senior Center Chorus, directed by Carol Dixon, and comments from Mayor Rick Murphrey. “As we move forward and bring everyone along, we must achieve racial justice and the promises that all men are created equal,” Murphrey said in his opening remarks. “As a community, we must share the common commitment of a high level of pride and satis-

John Houze, pastor at People’s Baptist Church, said that it’s important to “help the next generation dream … and stop being critical of them.” Photos by DAVE BLANTON faction with that achievement.” Much of the program focused on faith and how an adherence to the Gospel is crucial to dealing with adversity. The choir’s selections, “Standing in the Need of

Prayer” and “I Want to Be Ready,” both drew on the need to be obedient and trusting of God. Separately, all of the 60 or so in attendance joined in singing “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” The program also put a spotlight on five black pio-

Placards bearing the names of black pioneers and innovators were carried into the program by volunteers.

neers who broke ground in medicine, politics, humanitarianism, letters and civil rights. Volunteers marched into the meeting space carrying placards with the names of the innovators and trailblazers as Mary Helen Brown explained their place in history. Frederick Douglas Patterson, who was born around the turn of the century in Washington, D.C., became president of Tuskegee University and founded the United Negro College Fund. When Daniel Hale Williams graduated from medical school in the late 19th century, blacks were not allowed to work in Chicago hospitals. He founded a hospital and training school for nurses in Chicago and later was one of the first black heart surgeons to perform open-heart surgery. Gwendolyn Brooks, a mid-century writer from Illinois, became the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize for poetry for her 1950 book “Annie Allen.” Barack Obama, the nation’s first black president, and the civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. were also included in the ceremony honoring pioneers.

CHAMBER: honors area businesses for service From page 1A was honored as the Chamber’s Jean Bettis Support Staffer of the year. Other Cleveland County businesses in the 10 small business category were Got You Covered, Visual Eye Optometric, Future Energy, Shelby Dental, Healing Hands Nursing Service, Lily Bean Microroasted Coffee, and Mack’s Livermush, all of Shelby. Lily Bean Micro Roasted Coffee won the Carson L. Fox Entrepreneur of the Year award. Allen Langley, Chamber President, said the 10 businesses were selected for 2013 because they “positioned themselves as entrepreneurs.” Shearra Miller of Kings Mountain accepted the travel industry award given to the Cleveland County Arts Council, of which she is executive director. The top award, The Zenith, went to Shelbian David White for “his passion of bringing life to uptown Shelby.” Other award winners were Kendalyn Lutz Craver with Cornerstone Dental Associates, Duke Energy Citizenship & Service award; Debi How-

ell, Paul Limerick Volunteer of the Year with the LeGrand Center; Calvin Hastings, of KTC Broadcasting, Bridge Builder; Kiva Fuller, of Forest City Owls, Ambassador of the Year; Tonya Cole, of PNC Bank, Rookie Ambassador of the Year; Gail McKillop, of Cleveland County Healthcare System, Athena award sponsored by Drs. Kay and Lamar Young; and Clearwater Paper, Industry of the Year, sponsored by Personnel Services Limited. Alex Bell, Kings Mountain Hospital administrator, was recognized as a new board member of the Chamber of Commerce. Shirley Brutko, manager of the Kings Mountain Office of the Chamber, was recognized. Mickey Padgett of Kings Mountain, new chairman of the Cleveland Chamber, said the 2014 focus would be on “leaving the footprints of the Chamber on Cleveland County.” Padgett is the second member of her family to serve as the leader of the organization. Her husband, Steve, is a former chairman. Some 20 people from the Kings Mountain area attended the banquet, includ-

Allen Langley presents the travel industry award to members of the Cleveland County Arts Council including Corine Guseman, Shearra Miller, and Violet Arth. ing Kings Mountain city officials. President Michael Chrisawn welcomed guests and thanked presenting sponsor Cleveland County Healthcare System and sponsors including Shelby Savings Bank, Bank of the Ozarks, Wells Fargo, gold sponsors; The LeGrand Center, silver sponsor; Talent Force, bronze sponsor; Duke Energy, Fox Distributing, Personnel Services Unlimited and Drs. Lamar and Kay

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Young, award sponsors; and Westmoreland Printers, printing sponsor. Chrisawn also took the occasion to thank Chamber staffers Adrian Hamrick and Vicki Tessneer, who decorated the banquet hall in the Hunger Games theme and assisted in party details. The invocation was given by Dr. Bruce Boyles, a former chairman. Roast beef with all the trimmings was served. “Old74 Jazz” provided entertainment for the evening.

From page 1A Department, which responded to the fire at 11:46 p.m. that night. “We looked back on the security video and saw it start – we actually saw the spark that started it all,” said Danny Love, who co-owns the Shelby Rd. seafood restaurant with his brother Darriel Love. The brothers spent last week and part of this week working with Restco, a Shelby-based damage restoration outfit, to determine the extent of the damage. They also called in plumbers, electricians and some of their restaurant staff to get the business back up to speed after the damage. All told, it took about 40 people to clean up, rebuild and otherwise get the longtime fish restaurant back in order, the Love brothers said. The store was open for business Tuesday morning at 11 a.m. “We’re still assessing

POLICE From page 6A III, Mooresboro, lost control of his 2001 Dodge on the US 74 By-Pass, crossed the center line and hit a tree. EMS responded. Property damages were estimated at $4,000. JAN. 27: Officer H. W. Carpenter investigated a three-vehicle wreck on Waco Rd in which injured were taken to the hospital and property damages were high. Hunter Lee Ware, 657 Oak Grove Rd., operating a 2011 Toyota, was traveling east on Waco Rd and attempting to make a left turn into a private drive. While he was waiting for oncoming traffic to clear, Emily Nicole Ellis Wynter, 241 Putnam Lake Rd., also traveling East on Waco Rd in a 1994 Honda, collided with a 2005 Pontiac operated by Meredith Lutz, Shelby, causing the Pontiac to hit the Ware Toyota. Total damages were estimated at $55,000 to three vehicles. JAN. 27: Officer M. D. Butler said a 2006 Dodge operated by Ebonee White, 526 Katherine Ave. rear-ended a 2008 Dodge operated by Edward Woods of Belmont. The accident happened on Boyce St. Property damages were estimated at $3,000. JAN. 27: Officer Chris Tate said Pamela Jean Cansler, 303 W. Mountain St., Apt.3, was backing from a parking space at Food Lion and struck a parked 2007 Chevrolet operated by Shannon Bagwell, 712 Williams St. Property damages were minor. JAN. 28: Officer M.J. Howard said ice was blamed for an accident on the US 74 Bypass. Lisa Morehead, 130 Wooding Place, driving a 2005 Hyundai, attempted to slow for other traffic and the car slid on the ice-covered bridge and hit

damage (and costs),” said Danny Love. “But we’re just really happy to be back in business so quickly.” Love said that at first the restoration consultants advised that it might be a month before they could open their doors for business. “I feel like we owed it our customers,” said Darriel Love, adding that it was important to get his employees back to work as quickly as possible. Restaurant fires of this type are not extremely uncommon, according to Jamie Black, the KMFD’s assistant fire chief. He explained that even clean towels may contain a residue of cooking oils. When the towels come out of the dryer warm and are stacked together the combination of those factors can lead to combustion in some cases. “We’re just real glad right now that it wasn’t any worse than it was,” Danny Love said.

the guardrail. Property damage was estimated at $1,000. JAN. 28: Officer M. D. Butler said snow was blamed for an accident on Lake Montonia Rd. Barbara Martin, 152 Unity Church Rd, lost control of her 2003 Ford and struck a split rail fence and a culvert. The vehicle was driven to the former Falls Superette parking lot. Property damages were estimated at $1500 to the car and $250 to the fence. JAN. 28: Weather conditions were also blamed for a collision on US 74 By-pass near the exit of Highway 161. Officer Chris McKnight said a 1994 Dodge, operated by Melinda Mae Carnatzie, Shelby, sideswiped a 2006 Infiniti operated by Paula Ramsey, Shelby. Property damages were slight. JAN. 29: Officer S. M. Skinner said a 2010 Toyota operated by Audrey Newman, Blacksburg, SC, rear-ended a 2003 Lexus operated by Malorie Watkins, Ellenboro, on US 74 business, doing minor damage. JAN. 29: Officer F.L. Wittington said Faye Murray Dellinger, 434 Patterson Rd., was driving a 2005 Ford on Patterson Rd when her vehicle hit a patch of ice, ran off the right side of the roadway and rolled in the ditch. Dellinger was treated by EMS at the scene. Property damage was estimated at $6500. JAN. 29: Officer J. L Dee said Tyler Anthony Adams, 1381 Putnam Lake Rd, was driving a 1995 Nissan on Patterson Rd, hit ice on the roadway, over corrected and struck a wooded area. Property damage was estimated at $3,000. JAN. 29: Officer F. L. Wittington said Kurtis Martin, 240 East End Dr., was operating a 1988 Honda, trying to avoid a sliding car, and slid into a power pole on Linwood Rd. Property damage was estimated at $1,000.

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Petty scores 1,000th point

KMHS women’s basketball coach Mike Harris, left, presents the game ball, a framed certificate and balloons to senior Monique Petty after she scored her 1,000th career point in Saturday’s game with Draughn at Donald L. Parker Gymnasium.

Monique Petty became the eighth woman in KMHS basketball history to score 1,000 career points in Saturday’s 58-49 loss to Draughn at Donald L. Parker Gymnasium. Petty, who finished the game with 23 points and 13 rebounds, scored her 1,000th point with 3:11 remaining in the third period. Going into the contest, she needed 15 points to hit the 1,000 mark. She scored seven points in the first half and had only two in the second half until she scored seven points in a row to cut a double-digit Draughn lead to 36-29.

KMHS WOMEN 1,000 POINT CLUB Shonda Cole1326 Tameeka Anderson 1235 Trina Hamrick 110 Susan Mitchem 1153 Marshia Meeks 1038 Sharon Gold 1029 Judy Medlin 1028 Monique Petty 1008 The game was stopped while Coach Mike Harris presented Petty the game ball, a framed certificate recognizing the accomplishment, and some balloons. “We knew it was just a matter of time,� Harris said.

Kings Mountain High School spring sports tryouts: Softball - Feb. 12-14, 3:45-6 p.m. Must have a physical on file. Have all of your equipment with you (glove, cleats, bat, etc.) Any questions see Coach Craig Short in room 2216 or Coach Carmen Scism in the science hall.

Men’s and women’s track and field - Feb. 12-13, 3:30-5:30. Men will meet in Coach Key’s room (18) at 3:30. Women will meet in Coach Spearman’s room (114) at 3:30. Must have a valid physical on file. Women’s soccer - Feb. 12-14, 4-6 p.m. Must have a physical on file. Men’s tennis - Wed., Feb. 12 at 4 p.m. at the KMHS tennis courts. All participants are required to have a physical on file before they can practice with the team. Contact Coach Rick Henderson at 704-460-8066 or e m a i l Men’s golf - Feb. 24, 25 and 26, 3:30 at Kings Mountain Country Club. Must attend all three days and must have a physical on file. Must contact Coach Kevin Moss before you tryout. Email:

key roles in ‘feeding the post.’ I hope that when the 2013-14 team comes back to Donald Parker Gym in years to come that they will feel a part of her accomplishment when they see her name up on the wall.� The visitors stretched their lead back to 10 points, 42-32, at the end of the third period and iced the game with accurate free throw shooting and strong play on the offensive and defensive boards. Thompson contributed 13 points and 13 rebounds and Hutchens added 11 points for KM. See Petty, 2B

Mountaineers beat Draughn

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“It’s always nice to be able to do something like that at home in front of family and friends. It’s not something that we, as a team, have talked about a lot. “Some of these girls have played together for three or four years. Monique will be recognized with the achievement, but it took a team effort to make it happen. Players like Taquisha Smith have been passing Monique the ball for four years. She probably has never received some of the recognition she deserves. Talajah Hutchens, Alicia Wade, Shadayaa Roberts, Tiffani Thompson and others have also played

Kings Mountain High baseball star Alex Reynolds, front center, signs to play with UNC Charlotte 49ers as his grandmother, Sandy Reynolds, left, and father Brad Reynolds, right, look on. Back row, left to right, are KMHS Principal Ronny Funderburke, athletic director Dustin Morehead and baseball coach Matt Bridges.

Alex Reynolds to play baseball with Charlotte Kings Mountain High senior Alex Reynolds Friday signed a national letter of intent to play baseball at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. A versatile athlete since the age of six, Reynolds has been a key contributor to the KMHS football and baseball teams since ninth grade and to the Post 155 American Legion baseball team since eighth grade. Charlotte, which has won the Conference USA five of the past seven seasons, plans to use Reynolds as a pitcher and corner infielder. He said he chose Charlotte over other Division I schools that recruited him because of its outstanding athletic programs, new and renovated facilities and its closeness to home. “I’m a home person,� Reynolds noted. “Charlotte also has a great program and great coaches.� He plans to enroll in UNCC in July so he can focus on baseball in the fall.

Head coach Loren Hibbs has indicated that Reynolds will have an opportunity to play as a freshman. “He said anything’s possible but you have to earn it,� Reynolds said. “It’s not going to be given to me.� The 49ers lost some key pitchers and infielders to the recent major league draft, so Reynolds feels the opportunity is there to see a lot of playing time. “I like the atmosphere at Charlotte,� Reynolds said. “It is real nice. They pretty much have all-new facilities. The football stadium is new and everything’s right there together.� The 49ers always play tough non-conference teams. This year’s schedule includes Rice, TCU, NC State, Georgia, Clemson, UNC, Mississippi State and Texas Tech. “My first game with them will be against the University of Georgia,� Reynolds noted. “I am really looking forward to it.� But, before then, he will play his third See Alex, 2B

Kings Mountain rolled over Draughn 81-36 in a SMAC basketball game Saturday at Donald L. Parker Gymnasium. The victory improved the Mountaineers’ record to 8-4 in the SMAC and 13-7 overall heading into a home game last night against the R-S Central Hilltoppers. James Tillman led the attack with 23 points, leaving him 37 shy of the 1,000 career mark. Nelson McClain and Chad Sanders scored 14 and 11 points, respectively. The Mountaineers travel to Chase Friday and play at Crest in a makeup game next Wednesday before ending their regular season Fri., Feb. 14 at home against East Burke. The Crest and East Burke games will be very big in determining placement for the upcoming state playoffs. East Burke, a 2A team, currently holds a half-game

lead over the Mountaineers. The Cavaliers are tied for second with another 2A team, East Rutherford. Kings Mountain currently holds the edge over Crest (7-4) in the race for the top 3A seed from the SMAC. The Chargers were scheduled to play East Burke last night. In JV action Saturday, the Mountaineers improved to 10-7 overall and 6-6 in the SMAC with an easy 5012 victory over Draughn. Zavier Roberts led the Mountaineers with 22 points. JV GAME KM (50) - Roberts 22, Omar Petty 7, Kavin Mosley 4 Dante Starr 4, Madisyn Bolin 4, Demetrius Hill 3, Jacob Merchant 2, Jadien Adams 2, Chris Robbins 2. JCD (12) - Phillips 6, Avery 4, Poarch 2.

KM’s Shawn Adams leads the fast break in Satuday’s win over Draughn at Parker Gym.

Kings Mountain Mountaineers Athlete of the Week

Monique Petty 

   Now Serving Breakfast!! Zeldan Roberts puts up a left-hand runner for Kings Mountain’s JVs in Saturday’s win over Draughn at Donald L. Parker Gymnasium.




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Kings Mountain High’s wrestling team finished in a three-way tie for first place in the SMAC 2A/3A regular season and finished second to East Burke in Saturday’s conference tournament at Crest High School.

KM wrestlers shared SMAC regular season title Austin Champion selected conference’s wrestler of the year Kings Mountain’s Austin Champion was named SMAC Wrestler of the Year after winning the 170-pound championship in Saturday’s conference tournament at Crest. East Burke, which tied for the regular season title with Kings Mountain and RS Central, won the team title with 163.5 points. KM was second with 140, followed by Crest 135.5, Burns 126.5, R-S Central 111.5, Shelby 86, Draughn 84.5, Chase 83.5 and East Rutherford 48. Champion won a 5-2 decision over Jakob Prestwood of East Burke in the champi-

onship match. The only other KM wrestler to win a championship was Taylor Smith, who defeated Christian Giles of Draughn 5-2 for the 132-pound title. Finishing second for the Mountaineers were Cameron Sarvis at 106, Alex Austin at 145 and Chaz Gamble at 285. Elijah Whitaker was third at 160 and Zach Melton was fourth at 113. Kings Mountain was scheduled to go to Enka last night for the first two rounds of the dual team state tour-

nament. The Mountaineers’ first round opponent was Hickory St. Stephens.The winner was to battle the winner of the Enka-Canton Pisgah match. The Mountaineers completed their regular season Friday night in Valdese with a 50-24 victory over Jimmy C. Draughn. The Mountaineers got off to a slow start but dominated late in the match. 195 - Timmy Abee (D) p. Kaleb Brown; 220 Matthew Smith (D) p. Corey Hester; 285 - Christopher

Bumgardner (D) p. Chaz Gamble; 106 - Cameron Sarvis (KM) p. Adam Street; 113 - Zach Melton (KM) p. Alex Johnson; 120 - double forfeit; 126 - Isaac Branch (D) forfeit; 132 - Taylor Smith (KM) d. Christian Giles 6-5; 138 - Cameron Hord (KM) p. Alex McFalls; 145 - Alex Austin (KM) p. Robert Abee; 152 - Collen Queen (KM) p. Marcus Chester; 160 - Elijah Whitaker (KM) p. Lauren Turner; 170 - Austin Champion (KM) p. Zachary Grant; 182 - Chance Frederick (KM) tech fall Marcus Smith.


PETTY: scores 1,000th point From Page 1B “Obviously, it was a big game for us,� Coach Harris said. “We got off to a good start (leading 12-5 after the first quarter) and then had a stretch in the second quarter when Draughn went on an 8-0 run. “This game was not much different than the first time we played them. When we tried to make a run at the end of the game, they closed it out from the free throw line.� Draughn was 10-for14 in the fourth quarter and 9-for-11 in the final two minutes. “We could have made a nice move in the standings with a win,� Harris said. “We still have some games ahead of us that still mean something.�

Kings Mountain High wrestlers that placed in Saturday’s SMAC 2A/3A tournament at Crest High School are, front row, left to right, Austin Champion and Taylor Smith. Both won their weight divisions. Back row, left to right, Cameron Sarvis, Chaz Gamble and Elijah Whitaker.

ALEX: Reynolds to play baseball with Charlotte

Kings Mountain’s Tiffani Thompson takes the ball to the hoop in Saturday’s SMAC game with the Draughn Lady Wildcats at Parker Gym. Draughn won 58-49.

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his father, Brad, on the Carolina Sting travel team. He was MVP in the USSSA World Series as an 8 and 9year-old and was named to the All-tournament team as a 10-year old. At age 11, he was World Series MVP again. In 2012 he was selected to the Under-Armour National team and traveled with the teamm to the College World Series in Omaha, NE. He met and played with athletes from across the nation while also attending all of the College World Series games. He was recently selected to the 2014 pre-season AllAmerican Under Armour team. He is one of just 100 players in the nation to receive that prestigious honor. For the past three years he has played on the Heat showcase team from Hickory, one of 350 teams from across the nation that appeared in the National Wood Bat tournament in East Cobb, GA

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Toney wins two events in Western Regional, goes after state titles Saturday

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NORTH CAROLINA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION CLEVELAND COUNTY BEFORE THE CLERK 13 SP 571 IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF THE DEEDS OF TRUST OF ATLANTIC CAROLINA CAPITAL, LLC, Mortgagors, to (1) YELTON, FARFOUR, MCCARTNEY & LUTZ, Attorney at Law, Trustee; JEFFREY A. TAYLOR, Substitute Trustee, BOOK 1669, PAGE 847 (2) BOB YELTON, Trustee; JEFFREY A. TAYLOR, Substitute Trustee, BOOK 1662, PAGE 1165 BANK OF THE OZARKS, an Arkansas Banking Corporation, as successor by merger to FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF SHELBY, NORTH CAROLINA, Mortgagee. (1) Dated November 25, 2002, recorded in Book 1352, at Page 1142 Securing the original amount of $200,000.00 (2) Dated February 26, 2010, recorded in Book 1591, at Page 2352 Securing the original amount of $200,000.00 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in those certain Deeds of Trust executed by Atlantic Carolinas Capital, LLC, described above, in the Cleveland County Public Registry; default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness thereby secured and the said Deeds of Trust being by the terms thereof subject to foreclosure; and the holder of the indebtedness thereby secured having demanded a foreclosure thereof for the purpose of satisfying said indebtedness; and under and by virtue of an order entered in the within entitled and numbered action by the Clerk of Superior Court of Cleveland County, North Carolina on the 14th day of January, 2014, the undersigned Trustee will offer for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash at the Courthouse door in Shelby, North Carolina at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, the 19th day of February, 2014, the land conveyed in said Deeds of Trust, the same lying and being in Cleveland County, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Being all of Lot No. 17, Map 1, of the MAUNEY SUBDIVISION as shown by plat of record in Plat Book 13 at Page 59 of the Cleve-

land County Registry, and being located on the Southwest side of North Shore Drive and the North side of Lake Shore Court and being known as 140 North Shore Drive, and being bounded on the Northeast by said North Shore Drive, on the Southeast and Southwest by Lake Shore Court, and on the Northwest by property of Dianna J. Miller, and being described by metes and bounds according to a current survey as follows: BEGINNING at a pipe in the Southwest edge of the right-of-way of North Shore Drive, said pipe being located South 35-40-53 East 102.99 feet from a fire hydrant in the Southwest edge of the right-of-way of North Shore Drive, and also being the Southeast corner of the Miller property, and runs thence with the Southwest edge of the right-of-way of North Shore Drive, South 36-4300 East 35.00 feet to an unmarked point; thence continuing with the Southwest edge of the right-ofway of North Shore Drive as it curves in a southeasterly direction on a circle with a radius of 205.72 feet a chord of South 4427-14 East 51.81 feet and an arc of 51.94 feet to a nail at a bent pipe, said nail at a bent pipe being located South 80-33-24 West 52.47 feet from a P/K nail in the intersection of North Shore Drive and Lake Shore Court; thence continuing with the rights-of-way of North Shore Drive and Lake Shore Court as they curve in a Southwesterly direction on a circle with a radius of 25.00 feet a chord of South 07-06-27 East 34.82 feet and an arc of 38.52 feet to a nail at a bent pipe; thence with the Northwest edge of the right-ofway of Lake Shore Court South 37-00-00 West 149.39 feet to a pipe; thence continuing with the North edge of the right-of-way of Lake Shore Court as it curves in a Northwesterly direction on a circle with a radius of 25.00 feet a chord of South 76-19-38 West 32.85 feet and an arc of 35.84 feet to a rebar; thence with the Northeast edge of the right-of-way of Lake Shore Court, North 64-30-00 West 10.29 feet to an unmarked point; thence continuing with the Northeast edge of the right-ofway of Lake Shore Court as curves in a Northwesterly direction on a circle with a radius of 110.82 feet and a chord of North 50-33-42 West 53.38 feet and an arc of 53.91 feet to an unmarked point; thence continuing with the Northeast edge of the right-of-


way of Lake Shore Court, North 36-55-09 West 84.43 feet to a rebar, the Southwest corner of the Miller property; thence with the Southeast line of the Miller property, North 53-12-22 East 201.72 feet to the point and place of BEGINNING, and containing 0.645 acres, more or less, and being according to an actual survey and plat by Lattimore & Peeler Surveying dated June 18, 1999. The above property is conveyed subject to Restrictions of record in Book 15-B at page 573 of the Cleveland County Registry. THIS PROPERTY HAS THE ADDRESS OF: Parcel No. 16971 140 Northshore Drive Cherryville, NC This sale is made subject to any excise or transfer taxes, all outstanding and unpaid Cleveland County and any city or town ad valorem property taxes as well as any and all other prior liens, defects and encumbrances involving said property, as well as a Clerk’s fee of $.45 per $100 on the purchase price. Notice is further hereby given that the successful bidder will be required to make a cash deposit not to exceed the greater of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid or seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00). Notice is further hereby given that the sale will be conducted pursuant to and subject to all of the provisions of Chapter 45, as amended, of the General Statutes of North Carolina. Notice is given that an order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to N.C.G.S. §45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the Clerk of Superior Court of the County in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of any such rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement to the effective date of the termination. This the 14th day of January, 2014. By: /s/ Jeffrey A. Taylor, Substitute Trustee (704) 740-5643 KMH3577 (2/05/ & 12/2014)


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STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on the 7th day of January as Co-Executors of the Estate of Bobby Joe Duncan, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned Jeffrey Lynn Duncan, Co-Executor and Audie Dale Duncan, Co-Executor on or before the 22nd day of April 2014, or this no-

tice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate will please make immediate payment. This the 22nd day of January, 2014. Jeffrey Lynn Duncan, Co-Executor Estate of: Bobby Joe Duncan 601 Mica Street Kings Mountain, N.C. 28086 and Audie Dale Duncan Estate of: Bobby Joe Duncan 604 Mica Street Kings Mountain, N.C. 28086 KMH3575 (1/22, 29, 2/05 & 12/14)

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS H a v i n g qualified on the 8th day of January as Administrator of the Estate of Hazel Ashcraft Jackson, 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 Harvey E. White, Jr., Administrator on or before the 22nd

day of April 2014, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate will please make immediate payment. This the 22nd day of January, 2014. Harvey W. White, Jr. Administrator, Estate of: Hazel Ashcraft Jackson 1104 Country Ridge Drive Raleigh, NC 27609-5423 KMH3574 (1/22, 29, 2/05 & 12/14)

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on the 9th day of January as Executrix of the Estate of Ralph Mitchell Blanton, 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 undersign Gwendolyn L. Blanton, Executrix on or before the 29th day of

April 2014, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate will please make immediate payment. This the 29th day of January, 2014. Gwendolyn L. Blanton, Executrix, Estate of: Ralph Mitchell Blanton 414 Scotland Drive Kings Mountain, NC 28086 KMH3576 (1/29, 2/05, 12 & 19/2014)

CITY OF KINGS MOUNTAIN NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PLANNING AND ZONNING BOARD MEETING TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2014 CITY COUNCIL MEETING TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25 – 6:00 PM CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS CITY HALL CASE NO. CUR-3-11-14 The William Lawrence Mauney, Jr. family (for O’Reilly Auto Parts) is requesting to rezone property located at 1201 Shelby Road from R-10 to Conditional Use General Business (CUR-G-B). The property is also known as Tax Map

4-56, Block 1, Lot 9, Parcel 11973 and is located at the intersection of Shelby Road and South Roxford Road. A list of uses permitted in the specific application may be obtained at the Planning Department or you may call 704-734-4595 for additional information. You are welcome to attend the Planning and Zoning Board meeting on February 11, 2014 and the City Council meeting on February 25, 2014 at 6:00 pm to express your opinion on the application. KMH3579 (2/05/13)

VARIANCE FROM THE ZONING ORDINANCE CASE NO. VA-1-1-14 James Norris has requested a variance from Section 6.7 (2) C. Minimum Required Front Yard – 40 Feet. The result of the variance request being granted would allow a permanent variance for the proposed home building envelope to encroach approximately 20 feet into the front yard setback or approximately 20 feet from the curb.

The subject lot is located at 1003 Sherwood Lane, also known as Tax Map KM 43, Block 4, Lot 9 or PIN 9612. The property is zoned R-10. PUBLIC HEARING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2014 5:30 P.M. For information call 704-734-4595. KMH3578 (2/05/2014)

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Lady Patriots defeat NL 49-33 The Kings Mountain Middle School Lady Patriots defeated north Lincoln 4933 yesterday to run their record to 3-2 in division play. Hannah Clark led the team in scoring with 21, LeeAsia Rhodes 13, Endia Odoms 5, Cassie Melton 4, Sarah Drennan 4, and Tiesha Jackson 2. Playing well on defense was Odoms and Jackson holding their leading scorer to 6 points. Kings Mountain led 1410 after the first quarter and 29-14 at halftime. The Patriots play Thursday at home against East

Lincoln. The Patriots boys played North Lincoln Monday, falling by a score of 41 to 17. Leading scorers for the team were Mike Toms 6, Mikey Medlin 4, Chase Yow 4, Mikey Allen 2, and John Harmon Melton 1. Playing really well on the defenisve end of the floor was Mikey Allen and Jerdon Pressley, Jordan Tillman, and Landon Zanders. The boys played really well in the first half, but could not find their shooting touch in the second half.

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VFW POST 9811, Kings Mountain/Cherryville meets the second Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. IN COUNTRY VIETNAM VETERANS breakfast group â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Meets the 2nd Monday of every month, 9 a.m., at Mountain View Restaurant in Kings Mountain. Contact Steve Brown at 704-739-2725 for more information. KM KIWANIS CLUB â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Meets each Thursday at 6:30 p.m. for dinner in the Community Room (lower level) at the Mauney Memorial Library, S. Piedmont Ave. KM LIONS CLUBâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month at 6:30 p.m. at Linwood Restaurant, 805 Cleveland Ave. HEART Ball will be held March 22 at LeGrand Center. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS: Kings Mountainâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Christ the King Catholic Church, 714 Stone St., 6:30 p.m., meets 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. Contact: Mary (704) 482-8690. You may also call the Reach Line & Information at (704) 319-1625, or go to The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop eating compulsively. There are no dues or fees for membership. The groups are self-supporting. POSITIVE ATTITUDES WALKING CLUB - There is an open invitation to all Kings Mountain ladies to join the Positive Attitudes Walking Club. The club members walk in various downtown areas of Kings Mountain during lunch hours. An inspirational devotion is provided. For more information call 704-472-4403. COLONEL FREDERICK HAMBRIGHT CHAPTER Daughters of the American Revolution meets monthly for programs. Any woman 18 years or older who can prove lineal, bloodline descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence is eligible to join the DAR. For more information on membership or attending our meeting, please contact Loretta Cozart at 704-241-2218.

PATRICK SENIOR CENTER BACKPACK PROJECT â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Please bring in non-perishable food items for our backpack project. These backpacks go to students who need a little extra food over the weekend. Backpacks are returned each Monday, filled on Thursday, and handed out to students when they leave on Friday. Suggested items are: individual cereal packs (can be eaten without milk), Pop Tarts, individual prepared dinners (Mac & Cheese, spaghetti, etc.), fruit cups, applesauce, pudding cups, Beenie Weenies, peanut butter, juice boxes, crackers or cookies. FREE COMPUTER CLASSES taught by Pat Bolte are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the H. Lawrence Patrick Senior Center. Emphasis is on individual attention.

S.H.O.P. items for February are personal hygiene items such as toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, soap, Poise, etc. Just drop off your donations at the Center Monday â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Friday between 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Remember, you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to be a senior to help with this project. All items are donated to the Crisis Ministry of Kings Mountain. Tâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;AI CHI CLASS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Thursdays 2-3 p.m. in Conference Room I. Andrew Baker is instructor of Tai Chi 4 Health & Balance and a donation of $3 per person is requested. Rotating exercises, health lessons, and surprise extras keep it fresh. All donations will go toward purchase of DVDs for the class. SILVER ARTS/SENIOR GAMES- Registration packets are at the front desk at the Patrick Center. Silver-Arts entries will be on display at the Neal Center in the VIP Room in Shelby from March 10-14. A reception will be on March 11 at 10 a.m. and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Performing Arts Folliesâ&#x20AC;? will perform on March 14 at 6 p.m. Awards luncheon will be on March 26 at 11:30 a.m. HEALTHY@ HOME â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A program on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Shinglesâ&#x20AC;? will be held Feb. 11 at 11 a.m. at the Patrick Center. VALENTINEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S PARTY â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day program will be held in the dining room of the Patrick Center at 10 a.m. Feb. 13. Wear your red or pink outfit. Refreshments will be served and a fun game of Bingo will be the entertainment. NEW BEGINNER LINE DANCES - Beginners Line Dance classes are taught by Archie Cherpak each Wednesday from 1-2 p.m. at the Patrick Center. DUTCH LUNCH BUNCH â&#x20AC;&#x201C; If you like to eat and want to laugh and enjoy the company of others, join the Dutch Lunch Bunch open to any senior 55 and older. $1 fee for transportation to a restaurant. MANAGING DIABETES â&#x20AC;&#x201C; An educational program with expert advice on better diabetes management is held the last Monday of every month from 2-4 p.m. in the Patrick Center Conference Room I. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s free and open to the public. SUPPORT GROUPS AT PATRICK CENTER- First Tuesdays 5:30 p.m. Evening Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Support Group, Neisler Life Enrichment Center, Kings Mountain; first Wednesdays at 10 a.m. depression support group, Patrick Center; second Tuesdays 5:30 p.m. Evening Dementia support group, Life Enrichment Center, Shelby; fourth Tuesdays 6 p.m. Parkinsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Support Group, Life Enrichment Center, Shelby; last Mondays at 2 p.m. diabetic Support and education, Patrick Senior Center. COMMODITIES DISTRIBUTION â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Patrick Center will distribute U.S.D.A. commodities, surplus food for low-income persons on March 11 from 1-2:30 p.m., with p re-registration on Feb. 11, 12, and 13 between 9-11 a.m. Make arrangements at the KM senior center.

HOSPICE The Hospice Store - Located at 323 E. Marion Street beside Dollar General near Uptown Shelby. Please call Angela Jones at 704-751-3530 if you have items to donate or for volunteer opportunities. Store Hours: Wednesday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. REFLECTIONS SUPPORT GROUP â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Wednesday mornings Feb. 5, 12, 19 - 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Hospice Cleveland County Administration Building. Call 704-487-4577 extension 162 to register. Make every effort to attend all six sessions of this grief-sharing group. HEARTS FOR HOSPICE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; For a $1 donation, you can purchase a heart to display in your home, office, church or wherever you wish in honor/memory of a loved one and a line from on it. Hearts can be purchased at the Hospice Administration Building, 951 Wendover Heights Dr., Shelby, or by calling 704- 751-3591. 2014 First Quarter Wish List includes: AAA batteries, Adult pull-ups (size S-M), anti-bacterial hand soap, 8-12 ounces; baby wipes, baby monitors, 16 oz. cups hot and cold, cleaning supplies, heavy duty Styrofoam plates, individual canned beverages, sodas, fruit drinks, water, individual wrapped snack items including cakes, cookies, soups, peanut butter, apple sauce, Kleenex, paper towels. Napkins, plastic forks and spoons, monetary donations for other patient needs, Sidewalk Deicer (small containers for homecare patients, and volunteers and groups, musicians to provide music and friendly visits. Call 704-751-3547 to schedule.

KINGS MOUNTAIN HISTORICAL MUSEUM FEB. 1-MAY 24- Textile exhibit at the Museum.

MAUNEY MEMORIAL LIBRARY STORY TIME on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The Tuesday group includes 3-5 year old preschoolers. Thursday group is geared for birth to 2 years old. Join the Library staff at 10 a.m. in the Community Room. PLAYGROUP on Fridays, for birth to 5 years old, 10-11:30 a.m. in the Community Room. Unless otherwise listed, all events will be at the Mauney Memorial Library, 100 S. Piedmont Ave., Kings Mountain.

LOCAL EVENTS AMERICAN LEGION POST 155 has BINGO every Friday night starting at 6 p.m. Food is available.

GOOD HOPE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, Cansler St., Free after-school program on Monday and Wednesday each week from 3:30-5:30 p.m. for help with homework. Parents must provide transportation. FUNDRAISER FOR PINNACLE CLASSICAL ACADEMY FEB. 22: Cleveland Country Club- reception from 6-7 p.m, dinner and entertainment from 7 p.m. until, silent auction from 6-8:30 p.m. and live auction during dinner. Donation: $250 per couple, $1500 table sponsorship. Celebrity waiters to serve guests at the second annual Celebrity Waiters Fundraiser for Pinnacle Classical Academy. GASTON COUNTY SENIOR CENTER â&#x20AC;&#x201C; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Living Healthy with Diabetesâ&#x20AC;? on Feb. 14 from 9:30 a.m.-12 noon program. Free and open to seniors 50 and older, sponsored by Gaston Parks & Recreation. COMING TO THE JOY Feb. 8 Harvest & Friends, 8 p.m. is what you get when a whole bunch of good musicians on the stage are together to make music. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really â&#x20AC;&#x153;Harvest with Oak Grove String Band and some guys from L-Shaped Lot and Charlie Carpenter, a newcomer to Kings Mountain. Shady Rill is authentic Americana music performed by Patti Casey and Tom Mackenzie who were 2/3 of the group â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wood Tea Companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; which performed twice at the Joy. It will be an evening of entertaining singing, banjo, guitar, fluke, ukulele, hammered dulcimer and seated clogging. Tickets are $15 and are available from the Joy Box Office, the Kings Mountain office of the Chamber of Commerce and from YARD SALE TO BENEFIT HARASZKIEWICZ. The Kings Mountain Womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Club is holding a yard sale Feb. 15 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. to help raise money for Taylor Haraszkiewicz, who has been diagnosed with a rare and acute form of leukemia. 108 E. Main St. Something for everyone. Rain or shine. POTATO PROJECT - Are you interested in growing potatoes to feed the hungry? Attend an informational program Sunday, Feb. 9, at 6 p.m. at Shelby First Baptist Church.

YMCA â&#x20AC;&#x153;Moon Over the Mountain,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; the big fundraiser for scholarships, will be held Feb. 15 at Duke Training Center. For tickets or more information contact the YMCA at 704739-9631.

How to Contact Us To have your events listed on the Go Page, contact the Herald by coming by our office at 700 East Gold Street, by calling us at 704-739-7496, or by email The deadline for receiving items is 5 p.m. Monday.

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CaroMont Health offers scholarships CaroMont Health has announced scholarship opportunities now open to local students through the CaroMont Health Foundation and CaroMont Regional Medical Center Auxiliary. Students pursuing undergraduate or advanced degrees in a health-related field are encouraged to apply and the deadline for applying for scholarships is March 14. The Auxiliary provides scholarships through the Gertrude Clinton Health Career Scholarship and the deadline for applications is

March 1. Applications for all scholarships can be found on the CaroMont Health website at For more information about the Clinton scholarship contact Julie Young at For more information regarding the CaroMont Health Foundation contact Debbie Windley, Director of Development, at

â&#x2013; BRIEFS Apply for Gaston scholarships Apply for scholarships for the 2014-15 academic year at Gaston College. More than $150,000 in scholarship assistance is available to students through the Gaston College Foundation. Scholarship awards can range from $250 to more than $2500 each. To apply go to the Gaston College Website at and click on the scholarship link at the top of the page. The deadline to apply is Sunday, Feb. 16. For more information or questions call 704-922-6228 or 704-922-6312.

Nursing assistant course at Gaston A state approved Nursing Assistant I course will begin at Gaston College on January 28, 2014. This class will be held on Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. through May 13 at the Lincoln campus. Upon completion of the course, graduates will be eligible to take the NC State Test for listing as a Nurse Aide. For more information, contact Danielle Kahne at 704-922-2275.

Diabetes classes slated at YMCA Diabetes prevention classes will be starting at the Kings Mountain Family YMCA on Thursday, Feb. 6, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Learn about healthier eating and increasing physical activity. Led by a certified Lifestyle Coach; runs over 12-month period. Register anytime through Feb. 6. For more information about the YMCAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Diabetes Prevention Program, please contact Ashley Harris, RN at (704)669-3631 or

Local facilities food inspections The following establishments were inspected by the Cleveland County Department of Health in the week of Jan. 13-17. Houndâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grill: 98; Sub Factory: 97; Subway: 98; Youngunâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s: 93; Kangaroo Express: 98; Ingles #117 Meat Market: 97.5. Facility inspections for Jan. 20-24 by the Cleveland County Health Department included Chat N- Nibble 98.5; Kings Mountain Sub Shop 98; Taco Bell 99; Scism BBQ Ribs 98 and KM Senior Center 98.

Library drop-off for Dress A Girl Mauney Memorial Library and THE RAG BAG in Shelby are drop off sites for the collection of the fol-

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lowing for the ongoing Dress A Girl Around the World effort: fabricsâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; fleece, flannel, velour and corduroy; accessoriesâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; long sleeve shirts and tights, for girls aged 2-8. Due date is March 15. Dresses and accessories will be sent to the Ukraine. Mauney Library is located at 100 S. Piedmont Ave. in Kings Mountain; phone 704-739-2371. The Rag Bag is at 810 W. Warren St; 704-482-6121.

Parkinsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s topic of LEC program â&#x20AC;&#x153;The role of diet in Parkinson's Diseaseâ&#x20AC;? will be the program topic on Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. at the Life Enrichment Center, Life Enrichment Blvd., Shelby. The program is free to the public.

Valentine party February 14 A senior adult Valentine party will be held Friday, Feb. 14, from 2-4 p.m. sponsored by Gaston Senior Center in Dallas. The event is free to seniors 55 and older and will feature entertainment by Christian Variety entertainer Mark Lippard. Refreshments, dancing and door prizes are included in the program of activities.

Potato planting Friday in Shelby Volunteers are needed to cut potatoes and help with planting at 9 a.m. Friday at the Mangum property on Kings Road in Shelby. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If there is more rain, planting canceled,'' said Potato Project co-chairman Doug Sharp.

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Moore news from Raleigh Friends, this column is written to update you on what has been taking place since the adjournment of the General Assembly until the short session opens in May. Currently, I am a cochair of the Legislative Research Commission along with Senator Tom Apodaca. This committee determines the many pertinent issues to the state of North Carolina that will be studied throughout the interim and authorizes committees to do so. The joint studies include members of both the House and Senate and include Study Committees on Market Based Solutions and Elimination of AntiCompetitive Practices in Health Care Health Care provider practice sustainability and training; addi-

tional transparency in health care; Jordan Lake; assessment of regulated and non-regulated industry utility fees; common core state standards; cultural and natural resources; civilian credit for military training and State Adjutant general selection criteria; and omnibus foster car and dependency. There are many more House study committees and we've been exploring these issues and potential solutions to enact in the upcoming short session which is set to commence on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at noon. I have received quite a few comments regarding Common Core in North Carolina and the effects that it will have on our education system, and more

Tickets are on sale for the 6th annual Red & White Ball to be held Feb. 15 from 7 p.m.-12:30 a.m. at Bynum Chapel AME Zion Church, corner of Cansler and Ellis streets. Donations in advance $10, and $12 at the door. Call Andrew Brown at 704-772-5129; Family Life Center 704-730-0027; or any member of Bynum Chapel Church.

priate steps will be taken to ensure that our students receive the best education possible, Tim Moore as they are NC House of the future Representatives of our great state. I want to thank you for the honor and privilege to serve as your Representative. I look forward to hearing from you. You can reach me at my Raleigh number, 919-733-4838 or you can email me or my Legislative Assistant Nancy at tim,moore @ or

Keep free speech in America Arts and Entertainment television was out of line suspending Phil Robertson for a recent statement that the network executives did not appreciate. They Glenn Mollette may not Guest Editorial have liked his Bible quote but he was stating his personal belief and not speaking on behalf of the network. I realize that he is employed by the network, but that should not prohibit him from stating his opinion. Every American in most

circumstances has an opinion and many will agree or disagree depending on the subject. Because someone states something does not mean that it is reality, except in that personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mind. However, there are many circles of shared belief throughout our world. I happen to believe some are right but some are also wrong â&#x20AC;&#x201C; in my opinion. My opinion is based on my background, upbringing, Bible reading, education, personal studies, media, folktales, and even common sense. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like everything I see on television, read in the paper or hear over the radio. However, I have yet to eliminate any of the

SERVPRO in top ten for fifth straight year Entrepreneur Magazine recently announced its annual Franchise 500 rankings, naming SERVPRO, a cleanup and restoration franchise company, to its top 10 list for the 5th consecutive year. Of the 853 companies qualified for the rankings, SERVPRO of Kings Mountain earned the No.7 spot overall and the top spot in its own industry for the 11th consecutive year. According to Entrepreneur, the Franchise 500 selection process is driven by â&#x20AC;&#x153;objective, quantifiable measures of a franchise op-

eration, with some of the most important factors being â&#x20AC;&#x153;financial strength and stability, growth rate and size of the system.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a very satisfying achievement,'' said Rick Isaacson, Executive Vice President of Servpro Industries Inc., â&#x20AC;&#x153;and we're proud of our franchise team that delivers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; year over year â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the highest level of customer service and satisfaction. These seasoned professionals continue to make the SERVPRO brand the standard for excellence in our industry.â&#x20AC;?

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importantly, our children. Know that this is included in our study committees and will be examined diligently. For those of you who may be unaware, on June 2, 2010 the NC State Board of Education adopted the Common Core math and English Language Arts (ELA) standards and opinions regarding the quality have differed greatly. Ms. Sandra Stotsky, a member of the ELA validation committee and one of the primary authors of the Massachusetts state standards â&#x20AC;&#x201C; regarded as the best in the nation â&#x20AC;&#x201C; was skeptical, indicating thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; the ELA standards contain empty skill sets which cannot lead to not even a meaningful high school diploma.'' The standards will be analyzed and appro-

Shelby â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Cleveland Community College and the College Foundation of North Carolina will sponsor FAFSA Day on Saturday, Feb. 22, from 9 AM â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 12 PM in the Student Activities Center on the campus. Any student who is planning to attend any college or university during the 2014 school year must complete the Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for federal

grants, scholarships, and student loans. CCC financial aid experts will be on-hand to help students and parents fill out the FAFSA application. All students and their parents/ guardians are invited to this free event. To register for FAFSA Day visit, or call toll free 866866-CFNC. You can also visit or call 704-669-4028.

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three from my life. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like everything I see and hear in the church but I still go. Yet, I believe in the freedom of religion just like I believe in the freedom of people to state their opinions and quote their favorite books whether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the Bible or Readerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Digest. As a free society our task is to muddle through the free speech and make a sensible determination. Free speech encourages or offends people. However the goal of free speech should never be to limit human rights to anyone. A worthy goal for us all is to use our free speech to make America better even though words can burn as in the

case of Robertsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s statements. Again, just because somebody makes a statement does not mean that it is reality, except in the mind of the person who made the statement. The statement simply is a window into that personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s soul. I may not agree with what you say or even like it but letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s please preserve the First Amendment. A good America is a free America and a free America means free speech. (Glenn Mollette is an American columnist read in 50 states. Contact him at Like his facebook page at

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© 2014 by Vicki Whiting, Editor Jeff Schinkel, Graphics Vol. 30, No. 8

Fill in the blanks in the story below by using the word list.

The North Star

here once was a railroad that had no tracks, no trains, no whistles, no schedule. It ran through dark woods and swamps thick with snakes. Its “stations” were secret rooms and musty piles of potatoes.

Runaway slaves followed the North Star to freedom. If the stars were hidden by clouds, they would feel the trunks of the trees, looking for moss, which always grows on the north side of a tree.

The Underground Railroad, as it was called, was a series of secret paths and stations that helped runaway slaves find their way to freedom. The secret railroad ran from the southern United States to Canada.

Star Gazing Can you find the star that is different?

At one time, in some states, it was legal to own people. They could be bought and sold like cows and horses. This was called slavery.

“Follow the Drinking Gourd” is a song that provided in code the route for an ____________ from Alabama and Mississippi. A portion of the song and its coded message follow:

“Conductor” was one of the most dangerous jobs on the Underground Railroad. Conductors were runaway slaves who led other slaves to freedom. One of the most famous was Harriet Tubman.

When the sun comes back And the first quail calls, Follow the drinking gourd. For the old man is waiting To carry you to freedom If you follow the drinking gourd.

Help Harriet find a path through the forest.

Standards Link: History: Students understand the importance of individual action and character and how heroes from long ago made a difference.

Standards Link: Eye-hand coordination; problem solving.

Thomas Garrett’s home was a station on the Underground Railroad. He gave food and shelter to more than 2,500 runaway slaves. In 1848, he was arrested for helping runaway slaves. All of his property was taken away from him and sold. He had to pay a huge fine and was left penniless. Yet, he surprised the sheriff with what he said.

Look through the newspaper and circle things that can be owned in green. Circle things that cannot be owned in red.

Use the code to find out what Thomas said.

Standards Link: History: Students know historical accounts through the stories of people and their actions.

Runaway slaves used musty piles of potatoes as “stations” to hide in. What can you find hidden in this pile of potatoes? A ball, a sock, a boat and a fish. Standards Link: Visual Discrimination: Students compare and sort common objects.

How We Overcome Find a newspaper story about someone overcoming a great obstacle such as a health challenge, an accident, or an unfair law. Read the article and list the facts: who, what, when, where, why and how. Using the facts, write a one-paragraph summary of the article. Standards Link: Writing Applications: Write summaries using newspaper format.

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Frederick Douglass named his ____________________ after a symbol of _______________ to slaves, as well as a physical guide to those slaves escaping the South and traveling north. They were taught to locate this star by using the stars of the Big ____________ . Slaves often passed ________ instructions from plantation to plantation by __________ .

Many people thought slavery was wrong. They wanted to help slaves find a way to live free. This is how the Underground Railroad started. The kindnesses and concerns of thousands of strangers kept this freedom train “running.”

Harriet Tubman led more than 300 slaves to freedom. She once said, “On my Underground Railroad I never ran my train off the track, and I never lost a passenger.”

Frederick Douglass was an abolitionist and a newspaper publisher. He escaped slavery, traveled north to freedom and then began speaking out against slavery.


“When the sun comes back” means the time in __________ when the altitude of the sun increases each day. Quail are a migratory bird that winter in the South, and the drinking gourd is the Big Dipper. Most freedom seekers had to cross the _______ and powerful Ohio River, a difficult crossing most of the year. The song urged freedom seekers to begin their journey in winter, which would enable them to reach the Ohio when it was still frozen and easier to cross.

Standards Link: Reading Comprehension: Follow simple written directions.

Find the words in the puzzle, then in this week’s Kid Scoop stories and activities. S B R S W A M P S T N L M A H L A C R R O K O H I S T A T A I O D S S L C E R I T Y E M T K R D O N

This week’s word:


The noun slavery means the owning of people by other people.

T G R E E N A O A I S H F S S F E F B D Y R E V A L S O L D Standards Link: Letter sequencing. Recognizing identical words. Skim and scan reading. Recall spelling patterns.


Frederick Douglass called for an end to slavery. Try to use the word slavery in a sentence today when talking with your friends and family members.

My Hero Tell about someone who is your hero (or heroine). Why is this person special to you?

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Kings Mountain Herald 02-05-2014

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