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Incentives set to land ‘Cardinal’ City councilmen eye incentives for “Project Cardinal” at a joint meeting with the Cleveland County Board of Commissioners Tuesday. From left, City Manager Marilyn Sellers, Howard Shipp, Mike Butler, Tommy Hawkins, Rodney Gordon, Mayor Rick Murphrey, Rick Moore, Keith Miller, Dean Spears and city Attorney Mickey Corry.
City, county leaders set sights on top secret Project Cardinal; announcement today EMILY WEAVER Editor
The deal is done. The nest is set. But will Kings Mountain and Cleveland County land Project Cardinal? And who is the industry, set to bring 106 jobs and invest over $851 million, behind this red-feathered curtain? An industrial announcement is set for 11 a.m. today at
Cleveland Country Club, where the first phase of “Project Cardinal” and the company behind it is set to be revealed. Kings Mountain City Council and Cleveland County commissioners unanimously approved incentives for a new “big” data center in a joint session inside room 1139 at Cleveland Community College Tuesday afternoon. See CITY, COUNTY, 3A
Contraception Mandate vs. Freedom of Religion
‘WAR ON CHRISTIANITY’ KYRA A. TURNER email@example.com
Herald's Isbell honored with ‘BOY’ Business Showcase on through March 16 Ron Isbell's community-first approach, giving to local charities, supporting Kings Mountain schools, small businesses and downtown revitalization earned The Herald's leader recognition Tuesday night as the Chamber's 2012 Business Person of the Year. Isbell was presented the prestigious award at the opening of the 14th annual Business Showcase, underway at city hall through March 16. It recognizes Isbell for See ISBELL, 7A
City eyes grants for ‘Merlot’ More new jobs could be coming to Kings Mountain. Kings Mountain City Council has set a public hearing for Tuesday at 6 p.m. to consider applying for an incentive grant for an industrial project code-named "Project Merlot". Completion of the project could result in 62 new jobs and total taxable new eligible investment of $4,919,500. Planning Director Steve Killian said in a memorandum to city council that Cleveland County will be offering an industrial incentive grant also and in addition will apply for the One North Carolina Fund. Other state credits may be
A move from President Barrack Obama, that on the surface seems sympathetic to women's rights, has initiated a firestorm of protests by those who fear the increasing loss of religious liberty in America. Arming their sheaths with the points of Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Religion, Christian organizations are battling the government in court. Belmont Abbey College is a local leader in the charge. They've filed a lawsuit, standing on the principle of the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof..." In August 2011 the federal government issued a regulation requiring that all group health plans must cover "(FDA-) approved contraceptive methods, sterilization procedures, and patient education and counseling for all women with reproductive capacity." This mandate, a provision of the "Affordable Care Act", goes into effect August 1. After this mandate was issued, chaos erupted from the religious community. Two lawsuits were filed through The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, which is the first and only law firm to legally challenge the Obama Administration's contraceptive mandate. The
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President of Belmont Abbey College, Dr. William Thierfelder, (left) is seen with Abbot Placid Solari, in front of Belmont Abbey. Becket Fund quickly raised alarm by suing on behalf of Belmont Abbey College, a nearby Catholic liberal arts college on Nov. 10, 2011, and Colorado Christian University, an evangelical college located outside Denver on Dec. 21, 2011. Belmont Abbey is suing Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services; the US Department of Health and Human Services; Hilda Solis, Secretary of the US Department of Labor; US Department of Labor; Timothy Geithner, Secretary of the US Department of the Treasury; and the US Department of the Treasury. Belmont Abbey argued that it could not be true to both the government mandate and its church teachings. The Catholic church stands opposed to all forms of artificial contraceptives. The President faced flack over requiring companies to provide contraceptive coverage in insurance. The mandate was later altered to require insurance companies provide the coverage instead of employers. The Catholic church has argued that the change changes nothing.
"The Diocese of Charlotte is self-insured and would still have to pay for this," said David Hains, communications director for the Diocese of Charlotte, the local Catholic district under Bishop Peter Jugis. He added that they stand behind Belmont Abbey in its lawsuit. "The United States Department of Health and Human Services is threatening religious liberty." The contraceptive mandate includes a number of drugs Belmont Abbey and many scientists consider to be abortifacients, most notably Plan B, Ella and sterilization services. Plan B One-Step, also known as the "morning after pill", is a backup plan that helps prevent pregnancy after birth control failure. Ella, the "week after pill", is an emergency contraceptive product shown to be safe and effective to reduce the risk of pregnancy up to five days after unprotected intercourse or contraceptive failure. Were Belmont Abbey to choose not to cover contraception and sterilization as required by the government mandate, it would be penalized with a hefty fine and forced to terminate its
Students rally for religious freedom at Belmont Abbey College.
See CLERGY, 7A
Volunteers dig in to feed the hungry Volunteers with the Cleveland County Potato Project planted the seeds of 2,800 pounds of potatoes last week in the first three 2012 plantings of the three-year-old mission to grow tubers to curb local hunger. In the Project's first two years, the cause has spread throughout the county with plots of potatoes sprouting food and hope. In 2010, a volunteer labor force produced 30,000 pounds of potatoes and delivered them to the Kings Mountain Crisis Ministry, Greater Cleveland County Baptist Association, UCan and the Salvation Army for distribution. Last year, the project raised 84,000 pounds of potatoes. This year the goal is set at 100,000 pounds. The next planting, weather permitting, will be Saturday, Feb. 25, at Glenn Williams property in Boiling Springs, starting at 9 a.m. Volunteers are needed.
INSIDE ‘PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN’ - Memorial honors servicemen. 3A
FIRE PROBE - A fire that damaged a Lake Montonia home is under investigation. 3A
REALIGNMENT New draft puts KMHS in conference with Cleveland, Rutherford teams. 3B
See POTATO, 7A
See MERLOT, 7A Bill McMurray plants a row of potatoes.
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ARREST FEB. 15: Joseph Bernard Adams, 29, 333 Industrial Dr., probation violation, $15,000 bond, secured. FEB. 16: Larry Dean Pearson II, 49, 101 Stowe Acres, driving while license revoked, $500 bond, secured. FEB, 16: Chad Lee Bagwell, 31, 1047 Mountaincrest Dr., failure to appear, larceny, $4,000 bond, secured. FEB. 17: Roy Junior Hunter, 53, 113 Pearce Dr., failure to appear driving while license revoked, $1,000 bond, secured. FEB. 17: Jamie Johnson, 25, 114McClendon Ct., unauthorized use of conveyance, criminal summons. FEB. 18: Robert Edward Blaes, 25, Lincolnton, DWI and driving while license revoked, $5,000 bond, secured. FEB. 19: Amy Jo Crotts, 46, 102-D E. King St., failure to appear, drug paraphernalia, $500 bond, secured. FEB.20: Jermaine Dion Graham, 38, Gastonia, DWI and hit and run, $2500 bond, unsecured. CITATIONS FEB. 9: Boye Lyndis, 32, Dallas, speeding. FEB, 13: Levonda Glenn McCorkle, 43, Shelby, speeding. FEB. 14: Phillip Eugene Houser,48, 119 Medlin Lane, revoked license, expired tag, unsafe equipment. FEB. 15: Della Louise Gardner, 43, 524 Harmon Court, possession drug paraphernalia. FEB. 16: Michael Kyle Travis, 21, Dallas, expired tag, failure to carry driver’s license. FEB. 17: Brandi Jerrial Wilkes, 34, Gastonia, revoked license. FEB. 18: Janelix Nicole Castellano, 20, 320 Wilson Terrace A, speeding. FEB. 18: Karyn Bolding King, 51, Enoree, SC, possession drug paraphernalia. FEB. 18: Travis Vernardo Wilson, 37, Shelby, speeding. FEB, 18: Jamie Michael York, 20, 602 Bridges Dr. under age drinking. FEB. 20: Wayne Lee Ross, 42, Lawndale, speeding. INCIDENTS FEB. 13: A resident of Harmon Court reported theft of a TV, sound system and laptop computer valued at $1400. FEB. 14: A resident of Rhodes Ave. reported the break-in of a storage building and theft of a USA/Navy dive knife. FEB. 15: A resident of Lake Montonia Road reported a suspicious house fire. FEB. 15: A resident of Boyce Street said the lock was pried off his storage building. FEB. 15: A resident of Dick Elam Road reported a
break-in and damage to a wooden door framing. FEB/ 16: A resident of Williams St. reported theft of an assortment of saws and sheet sanders from rental property FEB. 17: A resident of Linwood Road reported a break-in and theft of currency. FEB. 18: A resident of Mill Creek Drive reported damage to property. FEB. 18: A resident of Duke Street reported a dog bite. FEB. 19: New York Life, 241 S. Battleground Ave., reported vandalism. WRECKS FEB. 9: Officer F. L. Wittington said that a 2012 Nissan operated by Stephanie Strickland Hunt, 1717 Kings Row Dr., struck a 1987 Toyota operated by Shenita Merchelle Roberts, 1036 Margrace Road. The accident happened in the parking lot of Kings Row Apartments. Property damages were estimated at $4,000. FEB. 9: Officer K. L. Putnam said that a 2009 Kia operated by Betty Hancock Beattie, 711 Meadowbrook Rd., struck a 2007 Dodge operated by James Joseph Rochford, 102 Lucky Strike Dr. The accident happened at the intersection of West Gold and South Sims Streets. Property damages were estimated at $5,000. FEB. 9: Officer G. L. McKinney responded to a three-car wreck at Piedmont and Lackey Streets. Steven Shawn Sisk of Shelby was operating a 2005 Chevrolet and was passing and moving over into another lane and hit a 2009 Kia operated by Michael Brian Church of Shelby and then spun and hit a 2005 Toyota operated by Elizabeth Faye Vincent, 2041 County Line Road. Property damages were estimated at $3500. FEB. 10: Officer B. M. Black said that Hazel Sam Crockett, 408 E. Ridge St., reported that her parked car was damaged by a driver who left the scene. Property damages were minor. FEB. 10: Officer Bryan C. McGinnis charged Johnathan Mitchell Frady, 24, of Shelby, operating a 2002 Ford, with stop sign violation. The Frady vehicle was struck by a 1993 Mercury operated by Jon Ted Brewer, 600 Oakland St., at the intersection of Hawthorne and Meadowbrook Road. Property damages were estimated at $2500. FEB. 10: Officer J. L. Dee said that a 2005 Dodge operated by Stephanie Martin, Gaffney, SC, struck a 2003 Dodge operated by Zachary Bradshaw of Bessemer City at the intersection of US 74 Business and Railroad Ave. Property damages were estimated at $3500. FEB. 11: Officer J. L. Dee said that Juanita Joyce
Huffstetler, Kodak, Tn., failed to stop completely at the intersection of Ridge and Dilling Streets and hit a 1999 Dodge operated by Mattie Curry Adams, 109 Pearce Dr. Property damages were estimated at $2,000. FEB, 12: Officer B. L. Wilkinson charged Steven DeWayne Westmoreland, 50, of Bessemer City with safe movement violation and Desha Domonquie Annette Melton, 23, of 218 Morris St., with driving while license revoked after Westmoreland pulled into oncoming traffic from the parking lot of Dollar General on US 74. Cleveland County EMS transported Melton and a passenger to Cleveland Regional Medical Center in Shelby. FEB. 13: Cpl. D. K. Davis said that Virginia Lanette Mathis, 505 N. Cansler St., was backing her 2011 Kia from a parking space at Kings Mountain Postoffice and struck a 1999 Jeep operated by Gary Allen Sowers, 618 Brevard Road. Property damages were estimated at $1,000 to the Mathis vehicle. FEB, 14: Officer G. L. McKinney said that a 2007 Hyundai operated by James Moffatt Wylie Jr. of Clover, SC rear-ended a 2005 Ford operated by Ann Marie Abernathy Brethour, 810 Second St., on York Road. Property damages were minor. FEB. 14: Officer G. L. McKinney said that a 2011 Toyota operated by Jacqueline Caudle McRae, 1406 Merrimont Ave., was rearended by a hit and run driver on US 74 Business at Roxford Road. Property damage was minor. FEB. 15: Officer Bryan McGinnis said that a 2005 Dodge operated by Beverly Renee Huskey of Gastonia struck a 2011 Mazda operated by Eric Crank of Cherryville at the intersection of Deal and King Streets. Property damages were estimated at $2500. FEB. 15:Officer J. L. Dee said that a 17-year-old female was backing her 1995 Chevrolet from a parking space at Kings Mountain High School and struck a 2009 Toyota operated by Rupert Stephens of Gastonia. Property damages were estimated at $2,000. FEB. 17: Officer L. B. Ware said that Caitlin Patrick, 210 N. Sims St., was backing her 2001 Mazda from her driveway and struck a parked 1994 Honda owned by Jeremy Shane Huffman, 206 S. Cansler St. Apt. A. Property damages were estimated at $800. FEB. 18: Officer K. Wajda said that a 2006 Ford truck operated by Bernardo Gonzales of Roma Starr, TX struck a parked 2011 Chevrolet owned by Jerry Harvey, Lennox Drive. Property damages were estimated at $900.
NAACP banquet March 3 Ash Wednesday The Cleveland County Branch of the NAACP is hosting its Rev. M.L. Campbell Annual Banquet at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at Shiloh Baptist Church Family Life Center, featuring Rev. Dante Murphy.
To purchase tickets call Lizzie or William McDowell at 704-487-7294 or 704-4775158. For more information, call Joyce Coleman at 704477-8229.
service at ALC Advent Lutheran Church will hold Ash Wednesday service tonight (Feb. 22) at 7 p.m. at H. Lawrence Patrick Senior Center in Kings Mountain. The public is invited.
Geneva Atkins LATTIMORE -Mrs. Geneva Edmondson Atkins, 88, of 2725 Deer Dr., died Feb.16, 2012 at Hospice at Wendover in Shelby. The funeral service was conducted Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Clay-Barnette Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Travis Smith officiating. Burial was in Cleveland Memorial Park. Sheila P. Berry POLKVILLE - Sheila Philbeck Berry, 65, of 4201 Polkville Rd., died Feb. 19, 2012 at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. The funeral service will be conducted Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Calvary’s Cross Baptist Church, interment following in Faith Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. at ClayBarnette Funeral Home in Shelby. Margaret P. Bridges SHELBY - Margaret P. Bridges, 74, of 611 N. Post Rd., died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012 at Hospice at Wendover. The funeral service was conducted Saturday, Feb. 18, at 2 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church in Shelby, interment following in Cleveland Memorial Park.
Samuel B. Huffstetler Sr. HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA - Samuel Bruce Huffstetler Sr., 79, of Huntsville, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012. Sam was retired from NASA and United Technologies as an auditor. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, greatgrandfather and brother. Survivors include his wife, Glenda Huffstetler; daughters, Susan Howell (J. T.) of Philadelphia, TN and Sandy Carter (Jimmy) of Huntsville; son,, Sam Huffstetler Jr. (Kimberly) of Huntsville; stepdaughters, Cindy Horton ( Tommy) of Pennsylvania and Dana Smith (Greg) of Birmingham; n i n e grandchildren; eight greatgrandchildren; seven sisters and two brothers. Visitation was from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012 at Laughlin Service Funeral Home. The funeral service was conducted Monday, Feb. 20, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Larry Stephens officiating Burial was in Valhalla Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Heart Association. Lauglin Service Funeral Home, Huntsville, AL, was in charge of arrangements.
Lauglin Service Funeral Home Barry W. Jenkins, Sr. KINGS MOUNTAIN Barry W. Jenkins Sr., 65, of
307 E. Battleground Ave., died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012 at Cleveland Regional Medical Center in Shelby. The memorial service was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012 at Maylo United Methodist Church in Ranlo, NC. A celebration of life reception was held after the church service. Mary Louise Johnson KINGS MOUNTAIN Mary Louise Johnson, 89, a resident of Battleforest Apartments, died Feb. 20, 2012 at Abernathy Laurels Retirement at Community in Newton. She was born in Cleveland County, NC to the late William Grayson and Georgia Ross Early and was also preceded in death by her husband, the late Rev. Harold “Johnny” Johnson. A devoted pastor’s wife and homemaker, she dearly loved her family and was a Christian mother to whom everyone in the family looked to for guidance. She attended Arise Church in Kings Mountain. Surviving are her son David Johnson and wife, Melanie, of Holton, MI; brothers, Ed Early, of Florida and Rev. Tom Early and wife, Linda of Newton; sisters, Faye Bowlin of Bessemer City and Joyce Tucker and husband, David, of Newton; two grandchildren, Ben Johnson and Joel Johnson, and numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Ollie Harris Memorial Chapel with Rev. Tom Early, Rev. Charles Pruitt and Rev. Curt Harrington officiating. Interment will be in Mountain Rest Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday, Feb. 24, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. at Harris Funeral Home and from 12:302 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012 prior to the service at Harris Funeral Home. A guest register is available at www.HarrisFunerals.com Harris Funeral Home of Kings Mountain, NC is in charge of arrangements.
Harris Funeral Home Alberta ‘Bert’ Moore KINGS MOUNTAIN Alberta “Bert” Smith Moore, 77, of 313 Pinehurst Dr., went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012 at Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte. Born in Cleveland County, NC, daughter of the late Pressley Richard and Hazel Wright Smith, she was the widow of the late Robert C. “Bob” Moore and was also preceded in death by brothers, Holland Smith, Boyd Smith, and sister, Peggy Henderson. Mrs. Moore retired from Celanese Corporation in Shelby and attended Allen Memorial Baptist Church in Grover, NC. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Surviving are her sons, Rev. Robbie Moore and wife, Debbie, of Mount
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Harris Funeral Home Gertie Ownes KINGS MOUNTAIN Gertie Anderson Owens, 99, of 900 W. Gold St., died Feb. 17, 2012 at home. She was married to the late Cecil Owens for 63 years. The funeral service was conducted Monday, Feb. 20, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Ollie Harris Memorial Chapel with Dr. John Sloan and Rev. Mike Minnix officiating. Interment was in Cleveland Memorial Park in Boiling Springs, NC. Bob R. Roberts SHELBY - Robert “Bob” E. Roberts, 54, of 2006 Dogwood Trail, died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, at Carolinas Medical Center. The memorial service was held Thursday, Feb. 16, at 6 p.m. at Elizabeth Baptist Church in Shelby. David L. Travis Sr. SHELBY -David Lee Travis Sr., 77, of 830 Mull St., died Feb. 19, 2012. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012 at New Bethel Baptist Church, interment following in Shelby’s Sunset Cemetery. John Waltman, Jr. GAFFNEY, SC - John Waltman Jr., 69, of Gaffney, SC, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, at Kings Mountain Hospice House. He was a Vietnam War veteran and a self-employed computer programmer. The graveside service was conducted Saturday, Feb. 18, at 11 a.m. at Mountain Rest Cemetery in Kings Mountain with Rev. Terry Floyd officiating.
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Proud to be an American Servicemen, first responders offered at special tribute Saturday GROVER - "I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free. And I won't forget the men who died, who gave that right to me". The words of Lee Greenwood's song drifted from loudspeakers over the front lawn of Nicole Williams' home at 130 Elm Road in Grover Saturday as servicemen and first responders gathered for a special tribute. Nicole, who said she just wanted to thank them for all they do, started planning the event with her mother, Lisa Williams, back in September. On Christmas, she surprised her father, retired U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Andy D. Williams with a memorial garden. She had painted statues and tiles depicting each branch of America's armed forces, police, fire and rescue. On Saturday, American and North Carolina flags flew at half-mast over the garden. Nicole invited servicemen of all branches and first responders to the special service held in their honor. She also invited the family of U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Christopher Newman, who was killed in Kabul, Afghanistan by a suicide bomber on Oct. 29. Nicole signed his name on a statue honoring fallen soldiers. After the service, several other servicemen knelt down to add their names to the tiles dedicated to their branch. Nicole recognized and passed a rose to each serviceman in attendance. Grover native and former Shelby mayor Lester Roark, a WWII veteran of the Army Air Corps, led the Pledge of Allegiance. Pastor Ron Hawkins gave the invocation. "The volunteer folks we have in our community and in our nation is what makes America what it is," said Grover Mayor JD Ledford, thanking those in attendance for their service. Sheriff Alan Norman thanked the Williams for their kindness and support.
The crowd salutes the American flag flying at half-mast while the National Anthem drifts from speakers.
CITY, COUNTY: set nest for ‘Project Cardinal’; reveal today The city agreed to offer a break for all of the unnamed industry’s property taxes over the next 30 years, waiving all local building, zoning, development permits and utility and connection fees. Both the city and county will also extend a 12-inch water line to the property. At no cost to the company, the county agreed to build an access road/main entry to the property, widen Countryside Road, extend an 8-inch sewer line to the property, refund 67 percent of all property taxes paid, waive all fees for permitting, inspection, development, zoning or otherwise and expedite the permitting process. Kristin Fletcher, executive vice president of the Cleveland County Economic Development Partnership, said that more incentives could be offered after the first two phases of the project are complete. “Project Cardinal will purchase approximately 130 acres and build a 900,000-square-foot facility which will be located in the T5 data center park off of Countryside road (in Kings Mountain),” Fletcher said. She added that Cleveland County has obtained the grant funding to cover all infrastructure projects listed in the incentive agreement. City officials hoping to land “Project Cardinal” applied for more than $1 million in grants to extend water lines to the park last year. In return, “Project Cardinal” is expected to bring 106 new full-time permanent jobs at “higher than average pay” and generate new tax money for the county with more than $851 million in investments over the next 14 years. David Dear, former county manager, told county commissioners that Project Cardinal is two years in the making. This is “fantastic position that will impact our economy for years to come,” Dear said. Speaking in support of the project were Michael Chrisawn, president of the Cleveland County Chamber of Commerce, Gardner-Webb University Chairman Scoot Dixon and Cleveland Community College President Dr. L. Steve Thornburg as well as Cindy Bailey of Shelby. “Our students deserve the opportunity for new jobs,” Thornburg said. Chrisawn noted that the company will be a “significant investment in this county.” Economic development officials have been very secretive over the identity of T5’s newest prospective tenant. Officials have claimed that any early announcement would kill the deal. See ANNOUNCEMENT, 7A
Army SFC Russell Thorington signs his name to a tile dedicated to the U.S. Army of which he serves. AT LEFT, Phillip Sisler, left, and Nicole Williams add names to the statue honoring fallen soldiers at the memorial garden photos by EMILY WEAVER Saturday.
‘Teen Talk’ Saturday at Penley’s "Teen Talk" is just what the name implies and the welcome mat is out at Penley's Chapel Saturday from 12 noon-3:30 p.m. for youth from pre-teens up to 20's to hang out, encourage one another and have fun. "We want teens to stand above the influence of the generation we live in," says Lauren Proctor, who will be assisted by Travis Davis in the program. There will be drama presentations, testimonials, giveaways, and refreshments. And, it's all free. Proctor said that various topics to be explored will encourage teens to avoid negatives and look at the positives in the media and also to look at peer relationships from the positive side. A "Girl Talk" program in October at Penley's Chapel was highly successful and both Proctor and Davis anticipate that the Saturday program will draw teenagers to a Christian atmosphere to talk about things that interest teenagers and also hear their concerns in 2012. "We will be focusing on relationships, how to treat others, what kind of guy/girl God wants for you and how to be positive," said Proctor. Proctor, daughter of Kings Mountain Police Chief Melvin Proctor and Glenda P. Waters, is a 2009 graduate of Kings Mountain
Fire under investigation Kings Mountain Police, the SBI and Kings Mountain Fire Department are investigating a fire which extensively damaged a home at 131 Lake Montonia Road Feb. 15. Det. Sgt. Lisa Proctor said that the fire call came to the police department at 7:15 a.m.and police and firemen responded. "The fire was pretty involved when we arrived but we think it started in the bedroom area," said Fire Chief Frank Burns. He said no one was home at the time and es-
timated damages of $25,000$45,000.The residence belongs to Samuel Adams .Adams' daughter, Lakesha Watson, had been living in
the house. If anyone has information about this incident please call police at 704-734-0444.
High School and attended Cleveland Community College. She is employed at the local Dialysis Center and is active in the youth group at Penley's Chapel. Davis is employed by Premier Credit in Kings Mountain and is a leader in the Men's group at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Gastonia. He is a ministerial student at Gardner-Webb University. Local churches are invited to encourage their teens to attend the program and call 704-472-4867 with questions or registration information. Penley's Chapel is located at 1508 N. Piedmont Avenue in Kings Mountain.
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In our times of need, He's there ■ MEDITATION
Dr. Jeff Hensley Pastor Kings Mountain Baptist Church
Most believers go through times when things in their lives seem to get hard. This is not the impression you might get from certain preachers on television. In fact, we have some popular preachers out there who would suggest that God’s plan is for everyone to have it easy, almost to the point of saying that He wants all of us to be wealthy. There is no doubt some indication in the Bible that God wants the very best for us and wants us to have our needs met, but a careful reading of the Bible as a whole suggests that God’s idea of what we “need” is often very different from our own ideas. I am told that poet Annie Johnson Flint, who died in 1932, was a person who faced tremendous challenge and rose above her challenge to create beautiful words of faith and hope. Born in Vineland, New Jersey, Annie was orphaned at the young age of six, and she was severely afflicted with arthritis in her teens. Before reaching adulthood, the arthritis had even taken her ability to walk. Annie reported that she had wanted to be a com-
poser and concert pianist, but when illness deprived her of the ability to play the piano, she turned to poetry instead. Because of the affect of the arthritis on her hands and fingers, Anne could not write, but she found that she could pound out the words on a typewriter if she would use her knuckles to strike the keys. As time passed, Annie began to come to see the writing of poetry as her calling from God, and through her words she presented a beautiful witness to the Presence and strength of God, especially in tough times. One of Annie Johnson Flint’s poems goes like this: He giveth more grace as our burdens grow greater, He sendeth more strength as our labors increase, To added afflictions He addeth His mercy, To multiplied trials He multiplies peace. When we have exhausted our store of endurance, When our strength has failed ere the day is half-
Oak View Baptist Church revival The Rev. Ray Raymer of Hickory will be the guest evangelist for a March 4-6 revival at Oak View Baptist Church, 1517 York Road, Kings Mountain. Raymer, a native of Statesville, was licensed and ordained as a minister in 1979 after working for Farm Credit Service and serving in the U.S. Army. He earned an associate degree in business administration from Catawba Valley Technical Institute in Hickory and a bachelor of religious education from Faith Bible Theological
Seminary in Milton, Fla. Since 1978, he has served churches in Statesville, Connelly Springs, Hiddenite and Hickory. During his most recent pastorate, a 17-year service at Wilkies Grove Baptist Church in Hickory, he led the church to increase worship attendance, expand its facilities, property and staff, and retire a large debt. A dynamic speaker, Raymer will preach at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 4, and at 6:30 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, March 5 and 6.
done, When we reach the end of our hoarded resources Our Father's full giving is only begun. His love has no limits, His grace has no measure, His power no boundary known unto men; For out of His infinite riches in Jesus He giveth, and giveth, and giveth again. Annie’s words remind me of the words of another poet – a biblical poet – who brought the promise and hope of God to the people of Israel as their long years of exile in Babylon were about to come to a close. Who of us does not find comfort in poetic words like these: “Even youths will faint and be weary, and the young will fall exhausted; but those who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” Thanks be to God for His PRESENCE in our times of need!
Ash Wednesday Service at Dixon Ash Wednesday Service will be held Wednesday (tonight) at 7p.m. at Dixon Presbyterian Church on Dixon School Road. Pastor Randy Patterson will conduct the service to which the public is invited.
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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 Macedonia Baptist Church 1101 S. Battleground Avenue 704-739-6811 Midview Baptist Church 703 Margrace Road 704-739-6711 Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church 220 N. Watterson Street 704-739-8354 Mountain View Agape Church 506 Sparrow Springs Road 704-739-0160 Mt. Olive Baptist Church Compact School Road 704-739-4516 Mt. Zion Baptist Church 220 N. Watterson Street 704-739-8354 New Beginnings Church of Jesus Christ 541 Crocker Road 704-730-9507 New Bynum Chapel Zion Church N. Cansler Street 704-739-2606 New Camp Creek Baptist Church 863 New Camp Creek Ch. Road 704-487-7128 New Life Family Worship Center 428 Oak Grove Road
704-739-9371 New Way Missionary Baptist Church 105 Waco Road 704-724-0414 Oak Grove Baptist Church 1022 Oak Grove Road 704-739-4833 Oak View Baptist Church 1517 York Road 704-739-7831
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Patterson Grove Baptist Church 301 Oak Grove Road 704-739-5826 Peoples Baptist Church 1010 Groves Street 704-739-0398
Progressive Church of Our Lord 1001 Cleveland Avenue 704-734-1070 Resurrection Lutheran Church 600 Crescent Circle 704-739-5580 Royal Praise Ministries 2055 Shelby Rd. Saint Matthew’s Lutheran Church 201 N. Piedmont Avenue 704-739-7466
Shady Grove Baptist Church 339 Shady Grove Road 704-739-8920
GASTONIA Bethesda United Methodist Church 3714 S. New Hope Rd
Sunrise Baptist Church 208 Mail Road 704-692-3007
Grace Community Advent Christian Church 206 West 3rd Avenue 704-739-9230
Temple Baptist Church 612 N. Cansler Street 704-739-4716
Proclaiming the Word Ministries 7011 Cleveland Avenue
Second Baptist Church 120 Linwood Road 704-739-4216
St. Paul United Methodist Church N. Cansler Street 704-739-1256
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
GROVER Bethany Baptist Church 423 Cleveland Avenue 704-937-3010 Carolina Praise and Worship Center 201 N. Main Street 704-937-7541 First Apostolic Church of Blacksburg 205 E. Cherokee St. Blacksburg, SC704-937-7390864-8391873
Westover Baptist Church 114 Westover Drive
In order to accommodate the number of churches in our communities, we will print two alternating lists of churches each week. you don’t see the church you’re looking for, be sure to check next weeks paper.
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Kick-off the season with the Daytona 500 • February 26, 2012 • 12pm on FOX The First Daytona 500
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The Daytona 500 - 50 Years + Fifty years later, the Daytona 500 is NASCAR's biggest, richest and most prestigious race. "The Great American Race," which traditionally hosts a sell out crowd, has the biggest total payout in prize money for any motorsports event in the United States, surpassing the Indianapolis 500 and the Brickyard 400. The 2007 Daytona 500 posted awards exceed more than $18 million with race winner Kevin Harvick pocketing more than $1.5 million. The perks of winning the Daytona 500 are more than just collecting the largest payout in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series or hoisting the prestigious Harley J. Earl trophy. Winning stock car racing's greatest prize also brings fame and fortune. “It's the ultimate race,” said three-time Daytona 500 winner Jeff Gordon following his 2005 Daytona 500 victory. “There’s just no better place to win at than Daytona. You know the sport’s getting more competitive. It’s getting bigger and it’s just one of those races if you pick one, this is the one you want to win.” Traditionally, following a victory in the Daytona 500, the winner goes on a whirlwind media tour that includes visits to New York City and Los Angeles with appearances on such a high-profile shows like “Late Show with David Letterman” and “Live with Regis and Kelly.” In addition, the Daytona 500 winning car rests inside Daytona 500 Experience, “The Official Attraction of NASCAR,” for a year for race fans to view and the winning driver has his hand prints, right foot and autograph immortalized in cement at the Daytona 500 Champion’s Walk Of Fame. Besides the financial aspect of winning the Daytona 500, the vic-
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DAYTONA 500 Winners
On February 22, 1959, Daytona International Speedway hosted the first Daytona 500. The posted awards for the "500-Mile International Sweepstakes" totaled $67,760. A field of 59 cars took the green flag for the start of the 200-lap race. A crowd of 41,000 was on hand to witness the beginning of another chapter in the history of racing in Daytona. The finish of the race also went into the history books. The finish was too close to call, but Johnny Beauchamp went to Victory Lane and savored the celebration although the results were posted as "unofficial." Sixty-one hours later, Lee Petty was the winner in what appeared to be a dead heat between Petty and Beauchamp - with the lapped car of Joe Weatherly making it a three-wide finish at the checkered flag. A clip of newsreel footage proved that Petty was the winner by a few feet.
Driver Lee Petty Junior Johnson Marvin Panch Fireball Roberts Tiny Lund Richard Petty Fred Lorenzen Richard Petty Mario Andretti Cale Yarborough LeeRoy Yarbrough Pete Hamilton Richard Petty AJ Foyt Richard Petty Richard Petty Benny Parsons David Pearson Cale Yarborough Bobby Allison Richard Petty Buddy Baker Richard Petty Bobby Allison Cale Yarborough
Speed 135.5 124.7 149.6 152.5 151.5 154.3 141.5 160.6 146.9 143.2 157.9 149.6 144.4 161.5 157.2 140.8 153.6 152.1 153.2 159.7 143.9 177.6 169.6 153.9 155.9
Money $19,050 $19,600 $21,050 $24,190 $24,550 $33,300 $27,100 $28,150 $48,900 $47,250 $38,950 $44,850 $45,450 $44,600 $33,500 $34,100 $40,900 $46,800 $47,200 $44,300 $73,900 $102,175 $90,575 $120,630 $119,600
Car Oldsmobile Chevrolet Pontiac Pontiac Ford Plymouth Ford Plymouth Ford Mercury Ford Plymouth Plymouth Mercury Dodge Dodge Chevrolet Mercury Chevrolet Ford Oldsmobile Oldsmobile Buick Buick Pontiac
tory can also elevate a driver’s status in the sport. “Winning a race during Speedweeks, it makes you quite a bit more valuable, I think, in the sport as a driver,” said Dale Earnhardt Jr., the 2004 Daytona 500 winner. “Winning any race at Daytona, it’s like going into Yankee Stadium and winning a game. It further solidifies you as a driver.” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Elliott Sadler has yet to win a Daytona 500 but knows the impact would be huge for his career. “If you win the Daytona 500, it will stay with you throughout your racing career,” Sadler said. “It’s really helped a lot of people catapult their careers up to the next level. There are a few races that if a driver wins, owners and sponsors really pay attention too.” Said 1990 Daytona 500 champion Derrike Cope: “When you say you have a Daytona 500 win, that’s like a Super Bowl ring.”
Driver Cale Yarborough Bill Elliott Geoffrey Bodine Bill Elliott Bobby Allison Darrell Waltrip Derrike Cope Ernie Irvan Davey Allison Dale Jarrett Sterling Marlin Sterling Marlin Dale Jarrett Jeff Gordon Dale Earnhardt Jeff Gordon Dale Jarrett Michael Waltrip Ward Burton Michael Waltrip Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jeff Gordon Jimmie Johnson Kevin Harvick Ryan Newman Matt Kenseth Jamie McMurray Trevor Bayne
Speed 150.9 172.2 148.1 176.2 137.5 148.4 165.7 148.1 160.2 154.9 156.9 141.7 154.3 148.2 172.7 161.5 155.6 161.7 142.9 133.8 156.3 135.1 142.6 149.3 152.6 132.8 137.284 130.326
Money Car $160,300 Chevrolet $185,500 Ford $192,715 Chevrolet $204,150 Ford $202,940 Buick $184,900 Chevrolet $188,150 Chevrolet $233,000 Chevrolet $244,050 Ford $238,200 Chevrolet $258,275 Chevrolet $300,460 Chevrolet $360,775 Ford $377,410 Chevrolet $1,059,105 Chevrolet $1,172,246 Chevrolet $1,277,975 Ford $1,331,185 Chevrolet $1,409,017 Dodge $1,400,406 Chevrolet $1,495,070 Chevrolet $1,497,154 Chevrolet $1,505,124 Chevrolet $1,510,469 Chevrolet $1,506,040 Dodge $1,530,388 Ford $1,514,649 Chevrolet $1,462,563 Ford
The Great Finishes One quality that the Daytona 500 always delivers race fans is a memorable finish. The 2007 Daytona 500 could have produced the most thrilling Daytona 500 finish in the history of race. Kevin Harvick, who started seventh on the final green-white-checkered restart, nipped Mark Martin at the start/finish line to capture the 49th annual Daytona 500. The margin of victory -- .020 seconds - was the closest Daytona 500 finish since the advent of computer scoring in 1993 and the eighth closest in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series overall. While Harvick beat Martin to the checkers, a multi-car accident broke out with Clint Bowyer’s No. 07 Chevrolet flipping upside down and catching fire as he crossed the start/finish line. Information gathered from www.nascar.com
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November 18 Homestead 2011 Winner - Tony Stewart
February 22, 2012
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Propst, Myers engaged
Anderson, Elmore say ‘I do’
It’s a Boy!
AIDEN LEVI MAYHEW Samuel and Nikki Wallace Mayhew of Kings Mountain announce the arrival of their son, Aiden Levi Mayhew, on January 11, 2012. The baby weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces and was 21 1/2 inches long. He has two sisters, Brooklynn Forester, 10, SARAH ALICIA PROPST DAVID BRADFORD MYERS II Mr. and Mrs. Allan M. Propst of Kings Mountain are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Alicia Propst, to David Bradford Myers II. Brad is the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Bradford Myers of Chatham, Virginia. Sarah is a graduate of Kings Mountain High School and Appalachian State University and completed her Masters in Occupational Therapy at Lenoir-Rhyne University. Brad is a graduate of Hargrave Military Academy, the University of Virginia and is pursuing a Master of Arts in Management and Leadership at Liberty University. The wedding will take place June 9, 2012 at The Dunes Golf and Beach Club in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
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Betty Clinton, in chair, has her blood pressure checked by Elizabeth Ruppe at Heart Health Day Wednesday at Kings Mountain Hospital. The hospital holds accreditation as a center in chest pain and nuclear medicine and is working toward stroke accreditation.
and Destinee Forester, 8. Proud grandparents are Rhonda Shank and the late Bill Wallace and Olivia Mayhew and the late Gene Mayhew, all of Kings Mountain. Aiden Levi is the greatgrandson of Rose Sisk of Kings Mountain.
Stop a heart attack in its track Every heart attack can have different signs and they are not always sudden. Dr. Sanjay Patel of Sanger Clinic and Chris Hoey of the Cardio Respiratory Department at Kings Mountain Hospital were among hospital employees who told visitors during a four-hour Healthy Heart Day Wednesday that community education and early treatment can stop a heart attack in its tracks. Know the warning signs, says Hoey. Heart disease is the top killer of men and women. Informational materials distributed to visitors pointed out that clot-busting drugs and other artery-opening treatments work best to stop a heart attack if given within one hour of the start of symptoms. Many heart attacks start slowly with only mild pain and discomfort but don't delay. Call 9-1-1. Minutes matter. The warning signs include chest discomfort - uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain in the center of the chest that lasts more
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than a few minutes or goes away and comes back. Discomfort in other areas of the upper body may be felt in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach. Shortness of breath often occurs with or before chest discomfort; and other signs may include breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness. Women may experience atypical symptoms such as light-headedness, fainting, sweating, nausea, shortness of breath without chest discomfort or upper abdominal discomfort. Emergency medical services are capable of not only performing EKGs but can initiate treatment. Early treatment is important because 85% of muscle damage occurs within the first hour. Demonstrations included two simple steps to save a life: Call 9-1-1 and push with two hands. CPR and Code COOL, which is a cooling process with cold IV fluids and ice pack, to get pulse returned when a patient is in cardiac arrest. Take the commitment challenge to a better you, said the medical staff: take the stairs, quit smoking, healthy eating, start walking for stress relief and exercise.
MR. AND MRS. BENNETT MARSHALL ELMORE III (Shannon Elaine Anderson) Central United Methodist Church in Kings Mountain was the setting Sept. 24, 2011 for the wedding uniting Shannon Elaine Anderson and Bennett Marshall Elmore III. The Rev. Rexx Gibbs officiated the double-ring, unity candle ceremony. The taped nuptial music played by Elizabeth Anderson was "When God Made You" sung by Lauren Proctor and Ty McDowell. The bride was given in marriage by her father. Her formal wedding gown of bridal satin was a strapless design featuring a sweetheart neckline and mediumlength train enhanced by sequins. She carried a bouquet of white and blue lilies. Rachel Chapman of Kings Mountain was maid of honor and bridesmaids were Jada Elmore of Gastonia, sister of the bridegroom, Kristin Scoggin of Dallas and Hope Phongsa of Kings Mountain. All the attendants wore turquoise blue formals featuring knee-length skirts and enhanced by a chocolate colored bow around the waist and chocolate colored buttons down the back of the dresses. They carried
Harold’s Weekly Health Tip... February is Heart Health Month Exercising for a Healthy Heart When you have coronary artery disease, it is very important to exercise regularly. If you aren't already active, your doctor may want you to begin an exercise program. Even if you can only do a small amount of exercise, it is better than not doing any exercise at all. Key points: Talk to your doctor before beginning an exercise program. Your doctor may do an electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) and possibly an exercise stress test to assess how much activity your heart can safely handle. After you start exercising, stop your activity immediately if you experience chest pain, feel faint or lightheaded, or become extremely out of breath. Start an exercise program, such as walking, cycling, or jogging. Try to do moderate activity on most, preferably all, days of the week. Aim for a goal to exercise for at least 2½ hours a week. Exercise can help lower the chance of a heart attack. A complete exercise program consists of aerobic exercise, strength training, and stretching. Set goals you can reach. If you expect too much, you are likely to become discouraged and stop exercising.
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bouquets of chocolate hydrangeas and white lilies. Flower girls were Alyssa Pruitt and Cassidy Bridges who wore white dresses and carried baskets of blue lily petals. Logan Green was ring bearer. The bridegroom's father was best man. Groomsmen were Jake Noah and Mike Judd, both of Gastonia, and Dustin Scoggin of Dallas. The reception after the ceremony in the church fellowship hall was hosted by parents of the bride and bridegroom. A rehearsal party on Sept. 23, 2011 was hosted by parents of the bride and bridegroom in the fellowship hall of Central United Methodist Church. The bride is the daughter of Edward and Elaine Anderson and granddaughter of Doris Childers Spearman and the late William Glenn Spearman, and Ken Anderson and the late Lucy Gilmer Anderson, all of Kings Mountain. A 2009 graduate of Kings Mountain High School, she is a May 2011 graduate of Cleveland Community College with an associate degree in Elementary Education. She is employed by Smart Kids Day Care in Gastonia. Bud and Debbie Elmore of Gastonia are parents of the bridegroom who is a 2004 graduate of Hunter Huss High School and is employed by Advance Auto Parts Distribution Center in Gastonia. He is the grandson of the late Mae and Bennett M. Elmore Sr. and the late Leonard and Lalia Carringer. After a wedding trip to Gatlinburg, Tennessee, the newlyweds are residing at 1597 Quail Woods Road, Gastonia.
Democrat Precinct 4 to meet March 6 Kings Mountain Democratic Precinct 4 will meet Tuesday, March 6, at 6 p.m. at Mountain View Restaurant to hear an update on the Democratic National Convention. Prior to the meeting, attendees may wish to have supper at 5:30 p.m. Interested registered Democrats are invited.
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CLERGY: If the government wins this one, what’s next? FROM Page 1
health insurance for employees and students, opening the Abbey up to another fine for refusing to cover its employees. A religious organization with 100 employees would have to pay the federal government $140,000 per year for the “privilege” of not underwriting medical services it believes are immoral. In other words, Belmont Abbey would be forced to pay for the right to remain true to its principles, according to Emily Hardman, communications director of the Becket Fund. Belmont Abbey College, with 305 employees and 1,700 students, provides insurance to both. The lawsuit challenges the HHS regulations as violations of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, and the Administrative Procedures Act. After those two lawsuits were filed, and over 100,000 complaints were issued, Obama had an opportunity to expand the religious exemption and live up to the promise he had made at Notre Dame in 2009 of crafting "a sensible conscience clause," according to the Becket Fund, but that never happened. On January 20, the Obama Administration refused to change the controversial rule that requires religious institutions to pay for contraceptives drugs. Instead, the administration merely delayed the effective date of the rule by one year. On February 9, the Becket Fund filed on behalf of the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), a Catholic news organization founded 30 years ago. "This is not just a Catholic issue," Hardman said. "This is a religious issue. We are trying to defend the constitutional and conscious rights of all Americans. According to the First Amendment the government can't force you to do anything. This is unAmerican." North Carolina Rep. Tim Moore (RCleveland) said, “I believe the President should respect the beliefs of
churches and religious organizations and not try to force a position on those institutions. The right to freedom of religion certainly should protect churches from government oppression.” Dr. Chip Sloan of First Baptist Church of Kings Mountain agrees that this mandate does not just affect the Catholic community. "This ruling could have disastrous effects on ministries like Prison Fellowship, Campus Crusade, and our Baptist colleges," Sloan said. Pastor Sloan reflects the view of many evangelicals that the ramifications of this mandate go beyond the issue of contraception and affect the very essence of religious liberty. "It may sound strong, but this is just another volley in the Obama administration’s war on Christianity," Sloan said. A line lifted from the lawsuit brought by Belmont Abbey echoes this sentiment: "Had Belmont Abbey College's religious beliefs been obscure or unknown, the government's actions might have been an accident. But because the government acted with full knowledge of those beliefs, and because it allows plans not to cover these services for a wide range of reasons other than religion, the mandate can be interpreted as nothing other than a deliberate attack by the government on the religious beliefs of Belmont Abbey College and millions of other Americans." “The First Amendment of the Constitution defends the church from the government and not vice versa,” said Roger Woodard, pastor of Family Worship Center of Kings Mountain. “Accordingly, the government has no right to compel a religious body to purchase or provide any product or service which violates its firmly-held doctrines. If it is a church-founded, funded and –operated entity, government is to keep hands off. If the government wins this one, what’s next?” The not-quite-two-year-old Advent Lutheran Church of Kings Mountain split from the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America in November,
2010, citing the ELCA was "moving away from scripture". Pastor Marty Ramey said that the split didn't just come from the ELCA's decision to allow people in lifelong monogamous gay relationships to serve as pastors, but also from the ELCA's decision to offer contraceptive and abortion coverage to its clergy. "We stand in solidarity with Belmont Abbey College and I personally applaud them in their stance," Ramey said. "Most Lutherans would agree that the federal government has no business determining our religious freedom." Although Gardner-Webb University spokesman Noel Manning says they have not taken a public stand on the issue, he added, "We support religious freedom." On Thursday, Feb. 16, the president of Belmont Abbey College, Dr. William Thierfelder was one of nine witnesses testifying at a hearing before Congress on Capitol Hill. The subject of the testimony is the broader theme of religious freedom and the lawsuit Belmont Abbey has filed against the government administration. The Congressional hearing also featured questions from committee member Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-10th District), a graduate of Belmont Abbey College. "The federal government's intrusion into moral decisions made by religious institutions is a clear violation of the first amendment," he said. "This administration's attack on religious freedoms has reminded the American people of the liberties taken from them through ObamaCare and they are rightly outraged." McHenry is co-sponsor of a bill, the Respect for Rights of Conscience Act, that provides a legislative remedy for the situation. The bill amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to permit a health plan to decline coverage of specific items and services that are contrary to the religious beliefs of the sponsor, issuer, or other entity offering the plan or the purchaser or beneficiary (in the case of individual coverage) without penalty.
ISBELL: honored for service to community with Business Person of the Year award FROM Page 1 "outstanding contributions and dedicated service to the Chamber, the City of Kings Mountain and to Cleveland County". Executive director of the Kings Mountain Chamber office, Shirley Brutko said that Isbell receiving the accolade this year was "well deserved". "He's done a lot for this community," she added. Isbell, publisher of The Herald since 2008, has been active in the community. He was honored as Citizen of the Year by the Kings Mountain Rotary Club and has served on the promotions board and board of directors of the Mountaineer Partnership. He has been an active participant in Kings Mountain's Relay for Life, raising money for cancer research. In 2010, he led an advertising workshop for local businesses with advertising guru Jerry Bellune. "Congratulations to Ron. Well deserved," said Mayor Rick Murphrey. "When I think of Ron what comes to mind is fairness, integrity and dedication. Ron is a true professional. He has been successful with the Herald through difficult economic times. This is the right award for the right person." The City of Kings Mountain received a poster "The Character of Kings Moun-
tain 2011" designed by KMHS Senior Heather Johnson as part of her senior project. The poster shows several city landmarks and was presented to the city in appreciation for its collaboration in the annual showcase. On Thursday, Brutko and volunteers were busy transforming the lobby of city hall for the Showcase. "This is shaping up to be our best Business Showcase yet," she said. She added that she was very excited about this year's theme, "The Sky is the Limit". "We're trying to grow Kings Mountain and we really are doing so well that now the sky's the limit," she said. "Everybody is working together beautifully. We just need to keep it going and support each other. Nobody can do it by themselves." Ribbons were presented to winning displays of 50 businesses exhibiting on the theme. Presenting sponsors are First National Bank and Warlick & Hamrick Insurance Agency. Sponsors are the City of Kings Mountain, Kings Mountain Hospital, Kings Mountain Woman's Club, Premier Federal Credit Union, and Bobby Horne Construction. Food sponsors are Big E BBQ, Food Lion, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Linwood Restaurant and Subway.
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Dexter Tate, on the tractor, digs a trench for potatoes while another volunteer spreads some fertilizer.
POTATO: Project planting Saturday in Boiling Springs FROM Page 1 On Wednesday and Thursday of last week, volunteers at Burns High School planted 800 pounds of Yukon Golds. On Friday, planters at North Shelby School planted 1,000 pounds of Yukon Golds. And in a little less than two hours on Saturday morning, volunteers planted 1,000 pounds of baby-sized Kennebecs behind the home of Glenn Hicks at 406 Oak Grove Road in Kings Mountain.
Founding members of the Potato Project, Doug Sharp and Bill Horn said that they didn't have to cut the little Kennebecs they planted on Saturday, which helped speed up the planting process. Volunteers seemed to have the process down to a science. Dexter Tate atop a big red tractor rode through digging
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MERLOT: to bring 62 new jobs to KM FROM Page 1 applicable. Killian said the business may utilize a Community College Assistance program in training employees. The city's application, if okayed by the board, would result in a grant of $15,000 pro-rated by taxable investment over a four-year period. This would be approximately $1,272, $2,042, $5,843, and $5,843 beginning in the year the company's projected investment becomes taxable and taxes are verified as paid. Distributions, he said, could begin as early as February 2013.
up furrows. Then came a sprinkle of fertilizer, more dirt, then potatoes. Ernst Borchert finished the job on his tractor, covering the seeds. They were done before noon. Before they finished Carl Armstrong, a neighbor of the Hicks, came bearing cakes fresh from his wife, Caroline's kitchen.
For more information or to find out how you can help grow potatoes to feed the local hungry, visit http://www.ccpotatoproject.com/ or e-mail Bill Horn at email@example.com or Doug Sharp at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Members of the E. Jerome Scott Gospel Choir of Gardner-Webb University rocked the gymnasium at Grover Elementary Friday afternoon for a special Black History Month assembly. Director of the choir Chadrick Roseboro, a senior majoring in music at GWU and nephew of Joyce Pressley who organizes the school’s Black History programs each year, said it was a special treat to be at Grover. The powerful voices of a dozen songbirds and jamming sounds of Ricky Alston on drums, Chris Smith on keyboard, and Bryan DeCristafaro on electric guitar brought students and teachers alike to their feet.
Above: Singers led by Canaan Grier, assistant director of the E. Jerome Scott Gospel Choir at G-WU, brought students and teachers to their feet at Grover Elementary Friday for a Black History Month Assembly. Below: Ricky Alston on drums, Bryan DeCristafaro on electric guitar, Chris Smith on keyboard and Chadrick Roseboro (not pictured).
At right: Chadrick Roseboro, director of the E. Jerome Scott Gospel Choir at G-WU, warms the crowd up at Grover Elementary Friday for a Black History Month Assembly.
KM Middle School second nine-weeks honor roll A Honor Roll Seventh grade - Carson Bailey, John Bell, Lane Bell, Laura Blaine, Devin Bolin, Kaitlyn Bolin, Gretchen Boyles, Michael Cogdell, Keyondre Currence, Virginia Dellinger, Jessica Dulin, Landon Ervin, Luke Evatt, Alexander Farmer, Richard Fernandez, Madalyn Harrill, Carmen Henwood, Colby Hughes, Breahna Keyes, Carrigan Leatherman, Austin McKee, Abigail Morehouse, Kaitlyn Moss, Emily Parker, Chloe Pasour, Brooke Patterson, Octavio Perez, Katherine Pillado, Trevor Rhea, Ashley Rhom, Thomas Rikard, Destiny Roberts, Cassidy Rudnick, Autumn Sheridan, Bridgette Shoemake, Cooper Short, Marla Silaphet, Taylor Smith, Michael Sparks, Ashley Strictland, Dylan Thrift, Madison Weeks, Diamond Wesley, Ashton Withers, Meridith Wyte. Eighth grade - Peter Boake, Gibson Conner, Jordan Davis, Taylor Davis, Anthony Fuzie, Tess Goode, Weston Harmon, Ashlea Hodge, Gwen Hopper, Lindsey Laughridge, Peyton Lemons, Max Peterson, Darha Ponder, Tiana Roberts, Brandon Robinson, Mikayla Smithson, Debralee Tomberlin, John Ward, Jacob Warren, Savannah Wilson. A/B Honor Roll Seventh grade - Tamara Adams, Brittany Ausburn, Philip Barrett, Luke Bennett, Stephanie Berard, Madisyn Bolin, Makayla Bradley, Tobius Braswell, Macey Bridges, Jadelyn Burton, Rashad Byers, Kayla Capps, Caleb Carroll, Mark Champion, Sydney Champion, Megan Clampett, Ajay Cobb,
Kayla Condrey, Phillip Cook, Krickett Davis, Palmer Davis, Jada Donaldson, Sarah Dye, Lane Evans, Kelsey Farmer, Jeremiah Fite, Deveon Gamble, Jaylen Garvin, Shekinah Goins, Edward Grabert, Madison Green, Chy’Anne Hall, Lea Hamm, Destiny Hamrick, Jennifer Hamrick, Kassidy Hamrick, Mandy Hamrick, Dillon Heaton, Christopher Hopper, Madison Hoyle, Tyler Inthavong, Brian Jenkins, Thomas, Jenkins, Levi Johnson, Casey King, Jared Lewis, Morgan Lewis, Madison Ley, Lirlind Lichtenstein, Earon Lowery, Brian Lysek, Zachary MacDougall, Cameron Mack, Elliott Mann, Brandon Manning, Joshua Martin, Evelyn Mayes, Jessica McClure, Anthony McDowell, Megan McQueen, Johnathan Medlin, Morgan Murphy, DeMontrae Murray, Taylor Myles, Destiny Neesmith, Brock O’Brien, Sydney Owens, Nathan Palmer, Emma Pasour, Sara Pasour, Chloe Payseur, Solita Pegram, Jailah Pettis, Jullian Petty, Kristian Postell, Zachary Premo, Ja’Myiah Pressley, Ka’Myiah Pressley, William Quinn, Sydnee Radford, Richard Rainey, Shauna Ramsey, William Robinson, Deyawna Rolinson, Steven Russell, Kayla Saynorath, Brennden Scarborough, Alex Scism, Joshua Scism, Matthew Scoggins, Alec Seaward, Seth Setzer, Sabrina Short, Kaitlin Simonds, Lindsea Smith, Montanna Smith, Liberty Sutherland, Caytlin Thompson, Brittany Towery, Alexis Virapanya, Briasia White, Makayla Wilson, Ashton Withers, Skylar Woodard, Ricky Zheng. Eighth grade - Sean Anderson, Jasmin Ballew, Brit-
tany Blakley, Melissa Bounpheng, Krystin Bowen, Jordanne Briggs, Joshua Brucker, Austin Butler, Allen Card, Sara Carringer, Ashley Cartwright, Jesse Childers, Alexandra Cook, Michael Cooke, Victoria Daman, Tanner Davis, Geoffrey Dawkins, Christopher Deweese, Joshua Drake, Kevin Dryden, Brandon Dudziak, Brittany Duncan, Jasmine Dye, Josheph Dyer, Autumn Ellis, Hannah Ellis, Dylan Ervin, Andrew Estridge, Ashley Faucette,
Marcus Figueroa, Jensen Fleisher, David Gamble, Amber Gipson, Bailey Goodson, Brittany Green, Michael Gunter, Nicholas, Hayes, Wesley Henson, Demetrius Hill, Mishayla Hopper, Tatiayana Hopper, Kassie Horn, Makayla Hughes, Daisie Hullenderr, Dalton Hullenderr, Austin Humphries, Nastajah Hutchens, Samaya Jarrett, Cora Jennings, Justyce Jones, Andy Khounmeuang, Ethan King, Adam Kiser, Joseph Korch, William Kornegay,
Vailmanie Latsavong, Courtney Ledford, Jarrett Ledford, Ciara Mackey, Brenner Martin, Emily Martin, Juanita Martinez, Sara Mayes, Destinee McClain, Jhani McClain, Jair McCluney, Tynesha Merriman, Kiersten Moore, Austin Ownbey, Sahira Patterson, Camryn Pearson, Albert Petty, Alyssa Proctor, Justin Queen, Tyler Randle, Shadeah Reid, Mariah Roberts, Zavier Roberts, Bryan Sanders, Kelly Sarvis, Amber Sellers, Johana Sellers, Alexis Short, Nathan
Sipes, Carl Skidmore, Emma Stewart, Rachel Stewart, Zakery Stewart, Chase Stirewalt, Mikayla Stuart, Jordanne Sweezy, Melissa Sweezy, Mary Thibodeax, Randall Trahan, Chanphapone Tuttanon, Alondra Valdez, Nathaniel Vickers, Taylor Wade, Anna Waters, Jonah Williams, Robin Williams, Taylor Williams, Lori Williamson, Bethany Wilson, Will Wilson, Natalie Wingfield, Jesse Wooten, Jacob Wright, Keilee Wright.
Students who participated in Kings Mountain Middle School’s recent Spelling Bee, are front row, left to right, Debralee Tomberlin (runner up), Victoria Daman (winner), Keyondre Currence, and Luke Bennett; and, back row, l-r, Zac Premo, Zach MacDougall, and Ashley Rhom. Not pictured, Brandon Robinson.
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TERRIFIC KIDS - Row 1: Zack Brooks, Chase Smith, Matthew Anthony, DeMarria Johnson, Tucker Cash, Anthony Anselmo, Josiah Nunez, Nicholas Spencer, and Abby McGirt; row 2: Lauren Hullender, Marlee Arnold, Alexis Clary, Manuel Corrillo-Teran, Keith St. Clair, Colby Carroll, Grey Breland, Carter Hurt, and Kensley McNeely; row 3: Mary Robinson, Sierra Morrison, Nicholas Johnson, Tracy Stewart, Nyla Scott, Lavonte Simmons, Taylor Smith, Layla Harris, and Khamari Stevenson.
PRINCIPAL'S PAL'S- Row 1: Jordan Whetstine, Christina James, Kaley Arter, Samantha Harrelson, and Ashley Laye; row 2: Alex Barrett, Bailey Payne, Tyler Smith, Evan Briggs, and Ethan Bright; row 3: Mrs. Blanton, Savanna Briggs, Karena Causby, Hailey Gleason, and Natalie Anthony.
MRS. TURNER AND MRS. NALLEY'S TOP TIGERS - Row 1: Josiah Nunez, Adam Cox, Chance Elliott, Anthony Anselmo, and Samantha Harrelson; row 2: Jayden Byers, Megan Dennis, Christopher Meredith, Summer Altman, Maddy Lambert, and Cheyanne Reynolds; row 3: Mrs. Blanton. Not pictured: Good Citizens: Rebecca Wilson, Blake Shuler, Kolby Laughter, Julianna Williams, Jasmine Clark, Michelle Bedoya, Paydon Oliver, Warren Taylor, Madison Humphries, Seth Wyte, Isaac Allen, Ashanti Whittenburg, Carmyn Mack, Clinton Turner, Rece Guy, Alec Stinnett, Briana Brown, Abbie Harris, Keira Eaton, Brittney Reynolds, Kaela Silaphet, and Deron Dean. Book-It Awards: Elliot Habel, Reed Cooper, Chance Habel, Hope Funderburk, Payton Slycord, Zack Brooks, Karissa Smith, Marlee Arnold, Jaxson Bolin, Manuel Carrillo-Teran, Abby Brooks, Will Bramlet, Savanna Briggs, and Hunter King.
MRS. A. BLANTON AND MRS. MCCLAIN'S TOP TIGERS - Row 1: Jordan Whetstine, Kagen Kopruck, Genesis Tinoco, Matthew Anthony; row 2: Alexandria Jackson, DeMarria Johnson, Brooklyn Johnson, Roxy Bell, and Chase Clark; row 3: Mrs. McClain, Mrs. M Blanton, and Mrs. A. Blanton.
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Latest realignment proposal puts KM with Cleveland and Rutherford teams Kings Mountain High is happy with the latest NCHSAA alignment committeeâ€™s proposal that the Mountaineers be placed in a split 2A/3A conference with other Cleveland and Rutherford County teams. During the current four-year alignment (2009-13) the Mountaineers are competing in the Big South 3A Conference with all 3A Gaston County teams and Crest. In the first draft of the four-year realignment that begins in the fall of 2013, the realignment committee had KM, Crest and Burns in a 3A league with East Gaston, Ashbrook, South Point, Forestview and North Gaston. Gaston County schools objected because they wanted a split 2A/3A conference that included 2A teams Hunter Huss,
the new Stuart Cramer High that is being built in Cramerton, and North Lincoln. The realignment committee didnâ€™t fully accept Gaston Countyâ€™s proposal, leaving North Lincoln in another conference, but did agree that Stuart Cramer and Huss should be in a conference with their county neighbors. They had originally been placed in a split 2A/3A league with teams from Cleveland, Rutherford and Polk counties. â€œWe like this new proposal,â€? said KMHS athletic director Dustin Morehead. â€œIt will be easier for us to schedule non-conference games throughout all sports. We would like to schedule Gaston County teams like Forestview, Hunter Huss and East Gaston for all of our sports.â€? He agreed that Kings Mountain and
the other Cleveland County teams are more historically linked to Rutherford County. â€œThis goes back to the old Southwestern Conference,â€? he said. East Rutherford objected to the proposal at a recent meeting in Hickory. Schools have until March 1 to submit written appeals to the realignment committee and the final draft of conferences will be released on March 15. However, final approval does not take place until the NCHSAA Board of Directorsâ€™ annual meeting in May. Morehead predicts the new proposal will stand. â€œOur coaches are pretty excited about it,â€? he said. â€œThe Big South is real competitive in all sports. The new conference will be competitive in most sports and weaker in some.â€?
Kings Mountain had two wrestlers qualify for next weekâ€™s state tournament in Greensboro. Senior Quincey Toms, left, placed third. KMHS junior Markel Hemphill placed second. The tournament will be held Thursday at Greensboro Coliseum.
Pierce named KMHS basketball coach Grayson Pierce, who coached the Kings Mountain Mountaineers this season under the title â€œinterim coach,â€? Friday was officially named the head menâ€™s basketball coach. It was a big relief to him to have the interim tag removed and to know that the future of KMHS basketball is in his hands. â€œIt is good to have that pressure of not knowing about the future removed,â€? Pierce said. â€œI am happy to be the official head coach.â€? Pierce took over on an interim basis following the resignation of veteran coach Ric Franklin after the 2010-11 season. Pierce had served as head JV coach and Franklinâ€™s varsity assistant. The Mountaineers finished 3-9 in the Big South 3A and 5-18 overall this season. â€œWins and losses aside, I was happy with the opportunity to coach this team,â€? Pierce said. â€œI had a great group of kids. I look forward to what the future holds. We have some kids that work
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Pierce talks to one of his players. very hard.â€? Athletic Director Dustin Morehead, who announced Pierceâ€™s hiring, echoed that statement. â€œWe are pleased with the season,â€? he said. â€œWe knew it was going to be a tough year because of the players who graduated. Weâ€™re pleased with the way he handled the team. He did a tremendous job.
â€œHe is an enthusiastic young coach who is going to give everything heâ€™s got to the basketball program. Thatâ€™s the type coach we want.â€? At least for this year, Pierce will continue his role as head menâ€™s tennis coach but said he will re-evaluate that position at the end of the season. In the meantime, he will also be working hard to im-
prove the KMHS basketball program. â€œDuring the off-season we are going to work every day and work just as hard as we can to be successful,â€? he said. â€œI am going to be more involved in the youth basketball league and summer camps. I will hold individual workouts with players and be more involved in the community with basketball.â€?
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Legals NORTH CAROLINA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION CLEVELAND COUNTY BEFORE THE CLERK 11 SP 652 IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF THE DEED OF TRUST OF DWIGHT EDWARD WALKER, and MELANIE M. WALKER, Mortgagor to TERRY PACK, Trustee; NOTICE OF FORE-
CLOSURE SALE D. TODD WULFHORST, Substitute Trustee, BOOK 1626, PAGE 1909 FIRST NATIONAL BANK, Mortgagee. Dated February 27, 2008 recorded inBook 1545, at Page 71 2 Securing the original amount of $55,000.00 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Dwight Edward Walker and Melanie M. Walker, described above, in the Cleveland County Public Registry; default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness thereby secured and the said Deed 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 24th day of January, 2012, 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 Tuesday the 28th day of February, 2012, the land conveyed in said Deed of Trust, the same lying and being in Cleveland County, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Being a part of the Lee Turner home place property and located on the East side of State Road No. 1858; being Lot No. 10 according to a survey by J. D. Turner, registered Surveyor, dated October 20, 1969; and being described by metes and bounds as follows: BEGINNING at an iron pin in the center of State Road No. 1858, Northwest corner of Lot No. 11, the Ada C. Fullenwider property; and runs thence with the center of said road, North 00-25 East 36 feet to an iron pin; thence continuing with the road, North 28-51 East 145 feet to an iron pin in the center of the road, Southwest corner of Lot No. 9; thence with the division line of Lots Nos. 9 and 10, South 84-05 East 242 feet to an iron pin, Southeast corner of Lot No. 11; thence with the division line of Lots Nos. 10 and 11, North 81-40 West 337 feet to the center of the road, the place of BEGINNING. THIS PROPERTY HAS THE ADDRESS OF: 153 Potato House Road, Lawndale, NC 28090 This sale is made subject to 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 bid-
der 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 24th day of January, 2012. By: /s/_D. Todd Wulfhorst. D.. Todd Wulfhorst, Substitute Trustee KMH3412 (2/15 & 22/12) STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA Gaston County File No: 11 SP 1231 COUNTIES OF GASTON AND CLEVELAND Cleveland County File No: 11 SP 522 NOTICE OF SALE TAKE NOTICE THAT: Raintree Realty and Construction, Inc., Substitute Trustee, has begun proceedings to FORECLOSE under the Deed of Trust described below, and by under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in such Deed of Trust, and an Order entered by the Clerk of Superior Court of the above County, will sell the below described property at public auction as follows: (1) The instrument pursuant to which such sale will be held is that certain Deed of Trust executed by Dennis L. Costner and Nancy B. Costner, as husband and wife, original mortgagors, and recorded in the Office of the Gaston County Register of Deeds in Deed of Trust Book 4087 at Page 1557. The Deed of Trust was also recorded in Deed of Trust Book 1435, at Page 2341, in the Cleveland County Public Registry. The record owner of such property, as reflected on the records of the Register of Deeds not more than ten (10) days prior to posting this Notice of Sale, if not the original mortgagors, is: Dennis L. Costner (2) The property will be sold by the Substitute Trustee at 12:00 p.m. (noon) on the 29th day of February, 2012 at the Gaston County Courthouse door in the City of Gastonia, North Carolina. (3) The real property to be sold is generally described as Baxter Road, Cherryville,
North Carolina 28021 and described as follows: Being all of that property described in that certain Deed of Trust recorded in Book 4087, at Page 1557 of the Gaston County, North Carolina Registry and recorded in Book 1435, at Page 2341 of the Cleveland County, North Carolina Registry and said description is incorporated herein by reference. Bonded now or formerly on the North by Goforth, Montgomery and Willis; on the East by Helms; on the South by Dellinger; on the West by Barrett, Goforth, Costner and Sweezy, and more particularly described in accordance with an unrecorded plat and survey made thereof by Mack W. Drake, Registered Surveyor, dated October 8, 2004, as follows: BEGINNING at an iron stake located at the most southwesterly corner of the Goforth property as described in Deed Book 2849 at Page 495 of the Gaston County Register of Deeds, and running thence from said point of Beginning with the Goforth boundary line North 89 deg. 49 min. 23 sec. East 601.83 feet to an iron stake; thence continuing with the Goforth boundary line North 00 deg. 06 min. 46 sec. East 323.48 feet to an iron stake located at the most southeasterly corner of the Barrett property; thence with the Barrett boundary line North 17 deg. 25 min. 26 sec. West 285.78 feet to an iron stake located in the southern boundary line of the Montgomery property; thence with the Montgomery boundary line South 77 deg. 58 min. 39 sec. East 425.85 feet to an iron stake located at the most southwesterly corner of the Willis property; thence with the Willis boundary line South 77 deg. 58 min. 39 sec. East 479.46 feet to an iron stake located in the western boundary line of the Helms property; thence with the Helms boundary line South 02 deg. 50 min. 57 sec. West 909.84 feet to a stone marker located at the most northeasterly corner of the Dellinger property; thence with the Dellinger boundary line North 85 deg. 53 min. West 1361.22 feet to an iron stake located in the Sweezy boundary line; thence with the Sweezy boundary line North 00 deg. 05 min. East 264.33 feet to an iron stake located in the southern margin of a public right-of-way (60 feet in width); thence crossing said right-of-way North 00 deg. 05 min. East 60.26 feet to an iron stake; thence with the Costner boundary line North 00 deg. 05 min. East 76.42 feet to the point of BEGINNING, containing 23.43 acres, more or less, as shown upon the aforesaid survey. TOGETHER WITH a non-exclusive perpetual right-of-way and easement (60 feet in width) over an existing right-ofway and easement
which leads from the most westerly boundary of subject property in a generally westerly direction to Baxter Road (SR #1910) as shown in Plat Book 22 at Page 36 and Plat Book 22 at Page 37 of the Cleveland County Register of Deeds. For title reference 1452 at Page 703 of the Gaston County Registry and Deed Book 8-N at Page 598 of the Cleveland County Registry. A n y property described in the Deed of Trust which is not being offered for sale is described as follows: Subject to any and all Release Deeds of Record in the Gaston County, North Carolina Registry. Subject to any and all Release Deeds of Record in the Cleveland County, North Carolina Registry. (4) Any buildings located on the above-described property are also included in the sale. (5) The property will be sold by the Substitute Trustee to the highest bidder for CASH. The highest bidder will be required to deposit IN CASH with the Substitute Trustee at the date and time of the sale the greater of five percent (5.0%) of the amount of the bid or Seven Hundred Fifty and no/100 Dollars ($750.00). (6) All bidders bid for the property AS IS on the date of sale. Absolutely no warranties are made as to the condition, value or title of the property. While the Substitute Trustee believes the title to be good, all bidders are advised that they should obtain independent counsel to examine record title as the property is sold subject to prior record interests. The Noteholder has reserved the right to withdraw the sale up to and until the Deed is delivered by the Substitute Trustee. (7) The property will be sold subject to all unpaid taxes and special assessments. (8) The property being sold is all of that property described in the Deed of Trust except as specifically set forth above. It is the intention to extinguish any and all rights or interests in the property subordinate to the Deed of Trust. (9) Additional Notice Where the Real Property is Residential with Less Than 15 Rental Units: An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to 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 the Notice of Sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date
of the termination. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a bona fide lease or tenancy may have additional rights pursuant to Public Law 111-22: Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act of 2009. THIS the 31st day of January, 2012. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE: RAINTREE REALTY AND CONSTRUCTION, INC. By: Rebecca R. York, Vice President P.O. Box 8942 Asheville, NC 28814 8 2 8 - 7 7 7 5250 KMH3413 (2/15 & 22/12) NORTH CAROLINA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION CLEVELAND COUNTY BEFORE THE CLERK 11 SP 660 IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF THE DEED OF TRUST OF CHARLES LEE MASHBURN, Mortgagor, to E. SCOTT CLONINGER , Trustee; NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE D. TODD WULFHORST, Substitute Trustee, BOOK 1626, PAGE 2311 FIRST NATIONAL BANK , Mortgagee. Dated May 15th, 2007, recorded in Book 1522, at Page 468 Securing the original amount of $50,000.00 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Charles Lee Mashburn, described above, in the Cleveland County Public Registry; default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness thereby secured and the said Deed 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 1st day of February, 2012, 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 Thursday the 1st day of March, 2012, the land conveyed in said Deed of Trust, the same lying and being in Cleveland County, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Situated and being in the Town of Kings Mountain, North Carolina (formerly East Kings Mountain), and being a part of the 17 acre tract of L.A. Kiser land, and being Lot No. 21 of said land as shown on a map or plat made by E.L. Campbell, surveyor , for L.A. Kiser on May 30, 1919, as will appear on record in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Cleveland County I Book of Plats No. 1 at page 36, said lot being 200 feet front and 318 feet deep and known as the residency of said L.A. Kiser. Same being the identical property conveyed to A.B. Cobb and wife, by deed of Will H. Jenkins and wife, dated February 16, 1924 and duly registered in the Cleveland County Registry in Book NNN at Page 200, and described by metes and bounds as follows: BEGINNING at an iron stake on the North edge of Church Street, Southwest corner of Lot No. 22 and runs thence with the North edge of Church Street S. 19 W. 200 feet to an iron stake, Southeast corner of Lot No. 20; thence with the East line of Lots Nos. 20 and 52, N. 70 W. 318 feet to a stake on South edge of Keller Street; thence with the South edge of Keller Street N. 19 E. 200 feet to an iron stake; thence S. 70 E. 318 feet to the place of BEGINNING, the same being Lot No. 21 of the L.A. Kiser property as shown by plat of record in the Registry of Cleveland County in Plat Book 1 at Page 36. THIS PROPERTY HAS THE ADDRESS OF: 921 Church Street, Kings Mountain, NC 28086 This sale is made
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Women’s soccer team opens Monday at Shelby Kings Mountain High’s women’s soccer team will open its 2012 season Monday, Feb. 27 at Shelby. JVs play at 5 p.m. and the varsity at 6:30. Erik Price begins his first season as head coach of the Lady Mountaineers and is looking forward to a good season. The KM ladies finished their first week of practice last week by participating in the St. Stephens Jamboree in Hickory. They shutout Bandys 2-0 before battling to a scoreless tie with Patton. Games consisted of 25minute halves. “This is the first time I have been able to see these young ladies at game speed,” Price said. “We did a lot of good things. We do have some things to work on as the season gets ready to start.” The Lady Mountaineers will compete in another scrimmage Saturday at Asheville Reynolds.
Coach Price will be looking to a large class of seniors to lead the team on the field and help bring the younger players around. Breanna Stevens, who recently signed to play soccer at Anderson University and who assisted one of the goals Saturday, will be looked upon to provide a lot of the leadership. Other seniors are Caroline Baker, who scored both goals in Saturday’s scrimmage win over Bandys, Morgan Scism, Rebecca Martin, Mariah McKee and Awanda Rithiphong. Two of the senior Mountaineers are injured at present and probably won’t see much playing time this year. Mary Pasour, who recently signed with Pfeiffer, will miss the entire season with a torn ACL, and Savannah Cash will probably miss most of the season, Price said. Jada Mauney is the team’s
only junior. Sophomores are Haley Camp, who had two shutouts in goal at St. Stephens; Mikayla Price, and Madeline Skeith. Freshmen are Lyndsey Barnes, MC Dellinger and Lorin Gould. “We have a lot of work to do, but I was impressed with the way they did this weekend and expect a decent season out of them,” Price said. Coach Price said senior leadership will be a key to the team’s success. “Hopefully they will be able to lead us on the field,” he said. “I think we have a pretty good defensive group, too.” The main thing the team needs to work on, he said, is to bring the younger players around. “We need to get them some on-the-field presence and control the ball better than we are now,” Price said.
KMHS WOMEN’S VARSITY SOCCER Player Caroline Baker Lyndsey Barnes Haley Camp Savannah Cash MC Dellinger Lauren Gould Rebecca Martin Jady Mauney Mariah McKee Mary Pasour Mikayla Price Awanda Rithiphong Mary Robinson Morgan Scism Madeline Skeith Breanna Stevens
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Play Ball! Softball team to begin 2012 season KM Middle School Kings Mountain High’s girls softball team is gearing up for the 2012 season by competing in some tough pre-season scrimmages. Veteran coach Craig Short took his ladies to South Point last week where the Mountaineers battled defending South Carolina 3A champion Nation’s Ford and perennial North Carolina 4A power Central Cabarrus. The Lady Mountaineers will host their own jamboree Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. at the YMCA fields. Short was pleased with his team’s effort last week in Belmont and hopes to see more progress this week.
“Nation’s Ford has a Division 1 pitcher who has signed with Winthrop and who had been given offers from just about everybody,” Short said. “We went up on them 3-1 and they came back and tied it at 3-all. We subbed a bunch and it ended up 6-3 in their favor. I was very pleased, especially since they have been practicing for two weeks and already had some scrimmages. South Carolina teams are way ahead of us at this point.” Short said he wasn’t as pleased against Central Cabarrus. “We had to sit around between games and our effort
was lacking a little bit,” he said. “We had a lot of girls out of position because we were trying to get a feel for where everybody will be playing. But we saw some good things and several things that can be fixed.” Even though he lost six seniors, Short said he has numerous players with starting experience. The only seniors this year are pitcher-first baseman Shea Cogdell, who has already signed to play college ball, and outfielder Caitlyn Braunns. Both should be among the leading hitters and Cogdell will also see a lot of action on the mound.
Junior pitcher Reagan Childers returns after leading the Lady Mountaineers in wins last season, and junior Amber Goins was an All-Big South Conference catcher. Other juniors that will be counted on are Carsyn Bolin, Emily Bell and Hannah Wyte. Short’s daughter, Molly, who started as a freshman last year, returns to the infield and Short is also looking for good play out of freshmen Emily Hester, Leah Herndon, Mikeala Bell and Jamie Bagwell. Kings Mountain will open its regular season on Tuesday, March 6 at Chase at 4:30.
The Blazettes Front row, left to right, Caitlin Odems, Vaniya Roberts, Trinity Foster and Janiya McClain. Back row, Brandy Tate, instructor; Tia Stephens, Makayla Odums, London Brown and leader Denequal Brown. The Blazette cheerleaders, ages 4-6, cheer for sports teams in the KM Elite all-volunteer program underway in Kings Mountain.
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Kings Mountain Middle School’s girls wrapped up their regular season Thursday with a 44-27 victory over West Lincoln. Monty Deaton’s ladies finished 11-1 to win the TriCounty East Division. They were scheduled to host Crest, the #2 seed from the West Division, Tuesday afternoon at the KMMS gym. The winner will battle the winner of the North Lincoln-RS Central game Thursday at 4:15 for the overall conference championship. If KM advances to the championship game it will be played here. Kings Mountain had very little trouble beating West Lincoln after jumping to a 15-2 first quarter lead. West rallied in the second period to trim the margin to 20-16 at intermission but KM went on a 12-0 run in the third period to build a 36-21 lead going into the fourth period. Tiffani Thompson led the KM offense with 21 points. Shaniya Portee added eight, Virginia Dellinger six, Kelsey Farmer four, Maikeia
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February 22, 2012
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OPINION What do you like best about the Boy Scout program?
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JOHN BRIDGES (17, Troop 93) - All the people that I’ve met during 10 years as a Boy Scout
SEAN DOWNEY (16, Troop 39) - Leadership qualities for 7 yeas as a Boy Scout
History of Girl Scouts on display The Kings Mountain Historical Museum and Girl Scouts Carolina Peaks to Piedmont partnered to open the museum’s current exhibit, “Something for the Girls: GSUSA -100 years”, in honor of the 100th birthday of Girl Scouts of America. The exhibit will be on display through April 28, Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Kings Mountain Historical Museum, 100 E. Mountain Street. Learn how the Girl Scout movement started in the United States, spend time comparing var-
ious badges and pins from over the years, or reflect on your own GSUSA days. The exhibit, which celebrates the founding of the Girl Scouts in America 100 years ago, will feature artifacts from the central and western North Carolina regions. Various special events hosted by local longtime adult Girl Scout volunteers will be held on Saturdays throughout the event. For more information, call the Kings Mountain Historical Museum at 704-739-1019 or visit www.kingsmountain museum.org
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A HONOR ROLL - Second Grade: Zack Brooks, Maddox Brown, Macey Deering, Brayden Garris, Abby McGirt, Casey Smith, Carter Hurt, Avery Philbeck, Karissa Smith, Tyler Smith, Marlee Arnold, Zoe Bolin. Third Grade: Jaxson Bolin, Ansley Habel, Alex Barrett, Manuel Carrillo-Teran, Corbin Haas, Lauren Hullender, Carmyn Mack, Clinton Turner, Ally Welch, Abby Brooks, Hunter Deaver, and Gabe Petty. Not pictured - Fourth Grade: Mary Robinson, Abbie Harris, Rexen Venevongsoth, Jacob Cox.
A/B HONOR ROLL - Third Grade: Trevor Bell, Olivia Bennett, Ethan Bright, Rece Guy, Nicholas Johnson, Drake Morrow, Haleigh Dennis, Titus Phillips, Daniel Thomas, Madison Goddard, Kensley McNeely, Bailey Payne, Kody Starnes, and Patrick Taylor.
A/B HONOR ROLL - Fourth Grade: Will Bramlett, Karena Causby, Brooke Clark, Keira Eaton, Brittney Reynolds, Tracy Stewart, Madison Black, Lynden Boulanger, Savanna Briggs, Tre Jeffries, Madison Padgett, Andy Pouangkeo, Aniya Roberts, Kaela Silaphet, Shane Szathmary, Jasmyn Adams, Haley Gleason, Layla Harris, Jaylen Hunt, Hunter King, Khamari Stevenson. Not pictured - Second Grade: Kaela Bolin, Evan Briggs, Ty Fuller, Madison Humphries, Korbynne Laughter, Drake Putnam, Seth Wyte, Jacob Beachum, Rayna Chichester, Alexis Clary, DeShawnDean, Nate Moose, Warren Taylor, Natalie Anthony, Michelle Bedoya, Natalie Browm, Jermiah Currence, Elijah Fraser.
ROSS CLARK (17) Community outreach and the different activities for the last 12 years
There probably was no better place for me to begin my newspaper career than good ole Rusty Springs. I was reminded of that last week when I caught a rerun of a CSI program about a murderer who chopped up a body and burned the pieces in a barrel. The story was based on true events, and our little newspaper staff was smack in the middle of it. By the time the smoke settled my life had been threatened twice, I’d been advised by state police to shoot to kill, and my cousin was dead. The man at the center of the story was convicted - not once but twice - of murder even though there was no body. That was a first for the state of Illinois. The forensic evidence CSI’s writers used was the same evidence the state used to convict Fred Grabbe of killing his wife, Charlotte. That, plus the horrible story told by Grabbe’s girlfriend was just so ghastly the jury could not accept it as anything but the truth. No one, they said, could have made up that tale and stuck unerringly to the details. Not even Hollywood’s best story tellers. The story started on a hot July afternoon. Soybeans were waist high, and Fred, a prominent farmer, had been cultivating his river bottom crop. He saw Charlotte’s car near the machine shed and parked the tractor. Some conjecture follows, but testimony indicates he probably killed her then. It’s the story his girlfriend Vicki told police later that sealed his fate. Characterized as somewhat less brilliant than the brighter bulbs in the chandelier, she could not have kept her pitiful tale straight if it were not the truth, police said. She explained how she disguised herself as Charlotte and drove her car away from the river bottom farmland to her trailer home where Fred did some pretty unspeakable things to his wife’s body. Then they returned to the river bottoms where he used a grease gun to pump her body full of grease and diesel oil and burned it in a barrel until there was little left. The remains were thrown into the river, leaving the pair to believe they had hidden their crime. Wrong on three fronts. First, I had a good reporter on my team who dug up witnesses the sheriff had missed. His information was solid and helped piece together the
RANDALL TRAHAN (13) Troop 95 -Hanging out with Boy Scouts for three years
ALEX HANNON (15) Troop 95 - Scouts help the community and I like that best of all as a Scout for three years
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My Job events that unfolded that day and the next. Some of it shocked the sheriff, who was an acquaintance if not friend of the future defendant. Unfortunately, we never ran the story and I lost a very good reporter over that decision. The state’s attorney convinced me we had good information that no doubt would lead to an indictment, but would probably not convict, most certainly setting a killer free. I still think my decision was the right one, especially since a killer now sits in prison for life without parole. Secondly, forensic evidence was a new field showing a lot of promise. Turns out you can get evidence of a body burning under an oak tree by testing the stress on the tree’s limbs. Prosecutors, and CSI’s writers, didn’t need a body to prove one had been burned there. And thirdly, Vicki couldn’t get the pictures out of her head. Even after a failed attempt to break Fred out of the county jail, she talked. Along the way my cousin, who was a very good friend of the dead wife, died in what we believe was a staged suicide with links to the crime. Evidence said she could not have fired the shot that killed her. She left two pre-teen daughters she loved a lot. And me? Fred himself described in graphic detail just how he would turn my innards inside out if I printed just one more word about his problems in the newspaper. I would be fed to his hogs. My mother would cringe later when she saw his meat grinder for sale at an auction. But it was his buddies who wanted to do him a favor that really got my attention. One of them with ties to the Gary, IN mafia invited me to lunch at his house to tip me off. I don’t know if he saved my life or not, but I’m sure glad he turned out to be a better man that I thought he was. I’d told my bookkeeper that if I wasn’t back in the office in 45 minutes to call the police. But over ham sandwiches and cole slaw he laid it all out for me and I was back in the office with 10 minutes to spare. At the insistence of the prosecuting attorney and state
police I armed myself with double ought buckshot, turned on my outside lights and spent a few hours looking at the two doors that offered entrance to my house. Shoot to kill. Those were orders. The sheriff patrolled the road all night. State police flew over my house in a helicopter with flood lights lighting up the acres surrounding my home. They took these guys seriously, and I did too. Of course they didn’t show up. And justice was served. My aunt and uncle doted on their granddaughters. Fred’s still in jail. And I honestly don’t know what demons still live in Vicki’s head. ...But the best part of Rusty Springs journalism? I wrote stories about the impact on our local farm economy of closing railroad lines. Those stories led to my publisher testifying before Congress to obtain subsidies to keep the lines open, giving our farmers access to rail shipment of their crops. We did a series of articles on the deterioration of rural bridges in our county. That series led to statewide improvements that kept weight limits on rural bridges high enough for farmers to haul grain and livestock to market. We shot a photo through the window of our school administration building as a tearful superintendent had to admit he had stolen funds from the district. The photo added enough pressure to keep the board from allowing him to avoid responsibility for his actions. They were actually considering allowing him to walk away and take a job with another district. We stopped a school board from building a $250,000 “monument” to a popular superintendent who wanted a fancy new office in spite of declining enrollments that left the district with thousands of square feet of unused space that was more than suitable for an office and saving taxpayers all that money. And I got to tell the stories of hundreds of “just plain folks” like most of us here in North Carolina who make their community the best place on earth to live.
A/B HONOR ROLL - First Grade: Christina James, Tajon McCoy, Janiyah McClain, Cole Miller, Atticus Woodall, Makayla Bennett, Hannah Bess, Hope Funderburk, DeAntonio Griffin, Bryce Hall, Blake Shuler, Taylor Smith and Rebecca Wilson.
February 22, 2012
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Events at East Gold Street Wesleyan East Gold Street Wesleyan Church has a number of activities scheduled in March and April. The community is invited to participate in all events. A new ultra contemporary ( break free) service will be held March 24 with food and games at 6 p.m. The 7 p.m. service will feature the Band 3:16 and speaker, Rev. Matt Mitchell,
Associate Minister at First Wesleyan Church in Bessemer City. There is no admission charge and evens will be held in the Family Life Center of the church, 701 E. Gold Street. Call Renee Whitney at 704-964-7235 for more information. An Easter Egg hunt with food, games and fun will be held Saturday, March 31, at 10 a.m. at the Family Life Center of East Gold Street Wesleyan Church. Call Renee Whitney at 704-9647235 for more information. The Easter Drama/Musi-
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cal, "The Resurrection and the Life" will be presented on Saturday, April 7, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 8, at 11 a.m. at the church. The public is invited to the free event.
support United Methodist Women's Mission projects for 2012. Take-out or eat-in. Take-out plates will be available by calling 704734-3462, or the church office at 704-739-9174. The menu: chicken pie, green beans, slaw, sweet potato casserole, sourdough bread, cornbread, tea, coffee and soft drinks.
Chicken pie lunch March 3 at El Bethel El Bethel United Methodist Church will sponsor a chicken pie lunch on Saturday, March 3, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Cost is $8 per plate and proceeds will
Lenten services at Resurrection Church Resurrection Lutheran
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Saint Matthewâ€™s Church Ash Service St. Matthew's Lutheran Church will hold Ash Wednesday service Wednesday (tonight) at 7
p.m. The Ash Wednesday service ushers in the season of Lent, which the church identifies with Jesus on His 40 day journey to the Cross. The traditional service of repentance begins with the call to repentance and return to God. Pastor Peter Setzer will preach the sermon," Come Home Child" and the service will conclude with a congregational "Examination of Conscience" followed by the Imposition of Ashes and forgiveness at the Lord's table. The public is invited.
Coupon clipping class Thursday A coupon class, "Saving the Family Money, Learning to Coupon," will be held Thursday, Feb. 23, at 6:30 p.m. at East
Lynn Sisk, retired music teacher at Blacksburg, SC High School and professional harpist , entertained Dixon Presbyterian Church members and guests with selections on her harp at the recent Valentine Day banquet. Phil Humphries, above, gets instruction from Sisk who gave a number of people a chance to learn more about the harp.
Church, 600 Crescent Circle, is hosting two Lenten services on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 22 and on Thursday, Feb. 23. Worship services are at 6: 30 p.m. each day preceded by a meal at 5:45 p.m. The public is invited.
"Recollection,'' a first novel by Cleveland County native Tim Cole, is hot off the press. Cole, 56, graduated from Burns High and UNC at Chapel Hill and has been associated for over 30 years in the health care and pharmaceutical industry. He and his wife and family reside in Charlotte. Virginia Deal, sisterin-law of Cole, says Cole's book should be a hit with local people. His fiction is marked by shocking twists and turns. Although set in a fictional town with fictional characters, it reminds of unbreakable childhood friendships. Deal said "Recollection" kept her wanting to find the ending of the story with its "final, shattering climax." Writing for Cole has been a lifelong passion. Raised in a rural area
near Shelby, the town served as something of a basis for the mythical town of Stacey in this first book - but much editorial license has been taken with most, if not all, of the physical characteristics of the book's setting. Deal, who has read the book from cover to cover, says the Kings Mountain Battleground is mentioned because the days of rambling through the woods with his father and buddies are some of his very best memories. The book can be ordered from Amazon.com or you can read more about the author and excerpts from the book on Recollection.com. Deal says she hopes to schedule a local book signing so that local people can meet the author.
Gold Street Wesleyan Church Fellowship Hall, 701 E. Gold St. Cost is $10 per person. Call 704-964-7235 to register.
Beware of impostor ferns Town and Country Club members and guests heard a program on "Ferns" by Will Upchurch, of the family-owned Upchurch Garden Center of Cherryville at the Feb. 9 meeting at the Patrick House in Kings Mountain. Glenda Crawford was program chairman and President Cheryl Butler presided. Hostess, Jewel Kendrick, served a variety of quiche, broccoli salad and fudge brownies. Upchurch said that more than 12,000 species of ferns grow throughout the world and of the 360 species that grow naturally in North America, many are concentrated in the north and east where the higher humidity ensures the moisture necessary for fertilization. He called attention to fern imposters such as the asparagus fern and annual ferns which include Boston, Pin Oak, Kimberly, Bird Foot, Golden Moss, Lemon Button, Rabbit Foot and Tiger. He said three of the
perennial ferns are Autumn, Tri-Color and Christmas Fern. Upchurch said that choosing the right cultivator and spot is important and most ferns thrive better in indirect bright light and grow well in gardens or hanging baskets or pots. He said peat moss is a good growing medium in fern care and it's important not to over water all plants. Upchurch presented seeds to the 12 members and two guests at the meeting and invited them to a Feb. 14 seminar at Upchurch Garden Center which members of the club attended to hear about spring preparation for flower beds, lawns, vegetable gardens, pots and mulch. Members are planning a flower planting workday in March at the Kings Mountain Post Office and will begin naming a yard of the month in the city in March. Connie Marlowe was welcomed as a new member.
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Cleveland County Board of Commissioners - meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 6 p.m. in the commissioners’ chambers, second floor, County Administration Building, 311 East Marion Street, Shelby. Cleveland County Sheriff’s Satellite Office opens – Meet Sheriff Alan Norman and share concerns every third Thursday in the month from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Kings Mountain City Hall.
Club Meetings Kings Mountain Rotary Club - Every Thursday, noon, at the Kings Mountain Patrick Senior Center, 909 E. King St.
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Southern Arts Society – Meets every first Tuesday of the month at the KM Art Center (Old Depot), 301 N. Piedmont Ave. Social time is at 6:30 p.m. and the program is at 7 p.m. Visitors are welcome. Shutter Light Group – (Photography club) meets every third Tuesday of each month at the KM Art Center (Old Depot), 301 N. Piedmont Ave. Social time is at 6:30 p.m. and the program is at 7 p.m. Visitors are welcome. Kings Mountain Woman’s Club – Meets the 4th Monday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Kings Mountain’s Woman’s Club, East Mountain Street. Executive Board for Kings Mountain’s Woman’s Club – Meets the 2nd Monday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Kings Mountain’s Woman’s Club, East Mountain Street. Military Support Group – Meets every fourth Thursday of every month at Central United Methodist Church. In country Vietnam veterans breakfast group – 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. Shelby Kiwanis Club – meets every first and third Thursday of the month, noon, at the Cleveland Country Club. Open to men and women 18 and older. Contact Martha Bivins at 704-484-0100. Community Trustee Council Meetings for 2012: Thursday, April 19, 5 p.m. at Cleveland Regional Medical Center Thursday, May 31, 5 p.m. at Kings Mountain Hospital Thursday, Aug. 2, 5 p.m. at Cleveland Regional Medical Center Thursday, Oct. 4, 5 p.m. at Kings Mountain Hospital Thursday, Dec. 20, 5 p.m. at Cleveland Regional Medical Center
Hospice “Reflections” sharing group - Thursdays: Feb. 23, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. This grief-sharing group meets for six weeks. No cost and open to anyone who has lost a loved one. Please RSVP to 704-4874677 ext. 166 if you plan to attend. Hospice Chicken Dinner Fundraiser - Friday, March 2 from 3 – 7 p.m. at Hospice Cleveland County. (1/2 Chicken, Slaw, Pickles, Baked Beans, Rolls, Dessert) $10 a plate. Drive-thru or Dine-in. Chicken prepared by Doug Fortenberry. Tickets can be purchased at the Hospice Administration Building or by calling 704-487-4677 ext. 168. Hospice Training Classes – March 19, 20 and 22, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. Hospice training is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about hospice care and the services provided to the community. This 12-hour course is free and there is no obligation to volunteer. The classes will be held at Hospice Cleveland County Administration Building, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC. To get credit for the entire course, you will need to attend all three days. Hospice Cleveland County offers a number of opportunities for volunteer involvement, including direct contact with patients/families, assisting in the office, or at one of our inpatient/residential facilities. We need your time and talents and sincerely appreciate your interest. For additional information or
to register, please call Krista Haynes, Patient/Family Volunteer Coordinator, at 704487-0800 ext. 111. Hearts For Hospice Fundraiser - For a $1 donation (or more), you can purchase a heart to display in your home, office, church, anywhere you wish. There is a place for you to put “In Honor/Memory” of a loved one and a line for “From”. Hearts can be purchased at the Hospice Administration Building or by calling 704-487-4677 ext. 163.
Education Cleveland County Schools Preschool Screening – for the 2012-2013 preschool classes (children who live in CC and will be 4 years old by Aug. 31, 2012): March 19 – 23 (no make-up screening will be offered) at the Office of School Readiness, 124 South Post Road. For more information or to schedule a screening appointment, please call 704476-8064. No appointments will be made after March 9.
Senior Center Events All events, unless otherwise listed will be at the Patrick Senior Center, 909 E. King St., Kings Mountain. Six-week diabetes program – Thursdays, March 1 and 8, 5:30 – 8 p.m. Classes are free but class size is limited. Learn to live a healthy life with diabetes. Call today 704734-0447. Tax Assistance Schedule – Appointments will begin on the first Friday in Feb. skipping March and resuming the first Friday in April. Morning appointments begin at 9 a.m. and scheduled at 60-minute intervals. Last appointments will be scheduled at 1 p.m. They will have 2 slots at each appointment time. Appointments should be scheduled at front desk. Senior Center Relay for Life auction - Friday, March 9, 6 p.m. at the Patrick Senior Center, 909 E. King St. Teams can call Frank Burns at 704-734-0555 to get a table for the event.
Classes All classes are held in the Community Room of the Mauney Memorial Library, 100 South Piedmont Avenue, Kings Mountain, NC 28086. All classes are free. FEBRUARY 2012 Feb. 23 - 3:30- 5 p.m. - E-Readers Feb. 28 - 3:30-5 p.m. - Ebay Call today to reserve your place. 704-7392371 main desk
Arts Council Events The following are upcoming classes at the Cleveland County Arts Council, 111 S. Washington Street, Shelby. Contact 704-4842787 to register for classes. The 11th annual “Bowling for Dollars” – Feb. 23, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., $15 Mark your calendars and join us for lunch as you enjoy a bowl of delicious homemade soup in a beautiful handmade pottery bowl donated by local potters. You get to keep the
bowl when you pay for the soup. Bread, beverage and dessert are included. All proceeds go towards the Arts in Education Program. Tickets must be purchased in advance. This was a sold out event last year so call now to purchase your tickets. Cleveland County Arts Council, 704-484-2787, 111 S. Washington Street, Shelby, www.ccartscouncil.org 17th Annual “Treasures of the Earth Pottery Show & Sale” – Through March 14, Mon. – Fri., 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. This promises to be the best exhibit yet with the works of over 28 local and regional artists. The works on exhibit include sculpture and pottery in a wide variety of styles. It is a must see show! Cleveland County Arts Council, 704-484-2787, 111 S. Washington Street, Shelby, www.ccartscouncil.org “Mystery Art” Exhibit & Sale - March 29 - April 12; Mon. – Fri. 9 – 5:30 p.m.; Opening Reception: March 29, 5:30 7:30 p.m. This is your chance to purchase “mini-masterpieces” by local artists. The catch is, you won’t know who created the work until after you purchase it. Join us for one of our annual favorite events, a whodone-it of miniature proportions. New this year – a gambler’s sale! The price goes down during the exhibit but if you wait too long the piece you want might be gone! Cleveland County Arts Council, 704-484-2787, 111 S. Washington Street, Shelby, www.ccartscouncil.org
Library Events All events, unless other wise listed will be at the Mauney Memorial Library, 100 South Piedmont Avenue, Kings Mountain. Preschool Storytime – Tuesdays, 10 a.m., 3-5 years old, and Thursdays, 10 a.m., 2 years and under, at Mauney Memorial Library, in the Community Room. Call 704739-2371 and choose option 2 for more information.
Feb. 29 - “The Last Supper”, 12 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church, featuring speaker Rev. Marty Ramey of Advent Lutheran Church. A light meal will be provided after the service. The host church is responsible for leading the congregational music, the special music and the ordering of the service. An offering will be collected. March 7 - “In the Garden”, 12 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, featuring speaker Rev. Ron Calder of Eastside Baptist Church. A light meal will be provided after the service. The host church is responsible for leading the congregational music, the special music and the ordering of the service. An offering will be collected. March 14 - “The Betrayal”, 12 p.m. at Boyce Memorial ARP Church, featuring Rev. Brandon Aiken of East Gold Street Wesleyan Church. A light meal will be provided after the service. The host church is responsible for leading the congregational music, the special music and the ordering of the service. An offering will be collected. March 21 - “The Crucifixion”, 12 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, featuring speaker Rev. Scott Whitney of East Gold Street Wesleyan Church. A light meal will be provided after the service. The host church is responsible for leading the congregational music, the special music and the ordering of the service. An offering will be collected. March 28 - “The Resurrection”, 12 p.m. at East Gold Street Wesleyan Church, 701 E. Gold St., featuring speaker Rev. John Houze of People’s Baptist Church. A light meal will be provided after the service. The host church is responsible for leading the congregational music, the special music and the ordering of the service. An offering will be collected. The Sunrise Service will be at the “cross” in Mountain Rest Cemetery with Rev. Jeff Hensley of Kings Mountain Baptist Church bringing the message.
Read – Unite – Survive: Community read of “The Hunger Games” celebrated with the following events: Through March 15 - A canned food drive will be held at all three county library locations during normal business hours. Through March 15 - Art exhibits, one for students housed at the Kings Mountain Art Center and one for adults housed at the Cleveland County Library, Mauney Memorial Library and Spangler Branch Library. In “The Hunger Games” trilogy (“Catching Fire”), Peeta finds a way of getting his anger out about the hunger games in drawing and painting. Feb. 28, 6 p.m. - A conversation book discussion with Noel T. Manning, II, “From Book to Movie” will be held at the Cleveland County Library. Get excited about community reading and get into the arena with “The Hunger Games”. It will get you starving for more. For more information on any of these activities please call the Mauney Memorial Library at 704-739-2371 or check their website www.mauneylibrary.org
Cleveland County Red Cross Chapter Thursday, Feb. 23, 6:30 p.m. at 1333 Fallston Rd., Shelby. New volunteers invited to serve on disaster teams. Training will be provided.
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Senior’s Breakfast & Bake Sale Fundraiser - Saturday, March 3 from 7 – 11 a.m. at East Gold Street Wesleyan Church Family Life Center, 701 East Gold Street, Kings Mountain. Cost is $6 per plate. Call Renee at 704-964-7235 for more info.
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Battle of the Books – Friday, March 2, 9 a.m. at Cleveland Community College in Auditorium 9. This event is held for grades six through eight. Coupon Class (Saving the Family Money/Learning to Coupon) - Thursday, February 23, 6:30 p.m. at East Gold Street Wesleyan Church Fellowship Hall, 701 East Gold Street, Kings Mountain. Cost is $10 per person. Charlotte Motorcycle Show - Friday, Feb. 24, 4 – 9 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 25 12:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 26 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The show will take place at the Charlotte Convention Center, 501 South College Street. Attendees can expect over 20 motorcycle manufacturers, hundreds of bikes on display and new model debuts from a selection the industry’s top brands.
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