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Volume 126 • Issue 12 • Wednesday, March 19, 2014


Group opposes casino

Students at Grace Christian Academy celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday the week of March 3-7. The week of Dr. Seuss activities included green eggs and ham for breakfast, dressing up as your favorite Dr. Seuss book character, and even a Dr. Seuss birthday cake.

Firestone heroes honored Quickly putting training to work, three employees save co-worker, friend ELIZABETH STEWART

They called them heroes. Firestone employees Tina Michaels, Stuart Floyd, and Gary W. Dalton said they were just glad they were in the right place at the right time when they rushed to the side of fellow employee Roy Curphey when he lost consciousness during an asthma attack. Mike Matthews, Firestone Safety Manager, and Daughtry Hopper, Community Chapter Executive with the American Red Cross in Cleveland County, said the skills the “heroes� learned in American Red Cross Health and Safety Services courses helped to save a life. They started chest compressions and rescue breathing, and continued CPR until Emergency Medical Services arrived and Curphey was transported to the local hospital for treatment. The three heroes said they didn’t want recognition but Tuesday they received the Red Cross citation signed by the President of the United States, the Red Cross highest national award, a medal of honor that bears the Red Cross logo and the words, “Lifesaving Award of Merit.� The award presentation came on the same day that Firestone Division President Jim Pridgen welcomed Sharon Decker, N. C. Secretary of Commerce, conducted a plant presentation, which included pictures, barbecue, and a plant tour. “I just wanted to stop by and congratulate Firestone and its employees who have been an industrial citizen for 75 years and tell them See HEROES, 6A

Kings Mountain Awareness Group asked the Cleveland County Board of Commissioners Tuesday night “to schedule a public meeting in the near future to allow the NC Family Policy Council to make a short presentation regarding historical impacts of casinos in areas other than Cherokee, North Carolina.� At the Herald’s press time Tuesday Adam Forcade, the spokesman for Stop Catawba Casino, was making a brief presentation before the county board in Shelby. “It is our position that we do not feel that adequate research from alternate sources has been given a fair examination and we feel that the NC Family Council is the best organization to bring these potential impacts to light, in a fair and non-biased manner,� said Forcade. He said that he has contacted the president of NC Family Council who is willing and prepared to come and make the presentation at the board’s convenience. “We also trust that should the preponderance of evidence point to a negative overall impact due to See CASINO, 6A

Lenten services offered Three employees from Firestone Fibers & Textiles were presented the American Red Cross highest honors Monday, recognized for their concern of one human being for another in distress. NC Secretary of Commerce Sharon Decker, who was visiting the local plant, and representatives of the Cleveland County Chapter American Red Cross were on hand to offer congratulations. Front row, from left, Sharon Decker, Tina Michaels, one of the heroes honored from the Teammate Training Department; back row, from left, Mike Matthews, Firestone Safety Manager; Bob McGlohon, Red Cross; Jennifer P. Franklin, Red Cross; Stuart Floyd, former Firestone employee and hero; Gary W. Dalton, Firestone Teammate, Industrial area, hero, Daughtry Hopper, Red Cross; and Jim Pridgen, Firestone Division President. Contributed photo

Looking back on 95 years DAVE BLANTON

Dr. George Plonk and his sister Clara Politis pedal on stationary bikes at the YMCA. When George W. Plonk Clara is visiting this week headed off to Chapel Hill in 1936 from her home in Ann Arbor, to attend college, he thought Michigan. medicine was something that interested him. But he’d also heard of many local boys who’d taken a run at college and came back pretty quickly, having not made good enough grades. For Plonk, who grew up on a farm near Cherryville working for a father who raised cattle and chickens and traded mules and horses, he was determined to stay in school, no matter what it took. “I studied as hard as I could and made straight C’s (that first semester),� he said last week on the eve of See Dr. PLONK, 7A

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Lenten services are underway on Wednesdays at 12 noon under sponsorship of the Kings Mountain Ministerial Association. Rev. Rex Gibbs, pastor of Central United Methodist Church, will lead the service today (Wednesday) at Boyce Memorial ARP Church. Rev. Josh Tucker, pastor of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, will lead the service March 26 at First Presbyterian Church. Rev. James Lockridge, pastor of Second Baptist Church, will lead the service April 2 at East Gold Street Wesleyan Church. The speakers and locations of the April services will be announced later. Lunch will be served at the host churches for $3 donation. An offering will be taken for the Kings Mountain Crisis Ministry. Lent is the Christian season of preparation before Easter by observing a period of fasting, repentance, moderation and spiritual discipline. Ash Wednesday was March 5 to mark the start of the season of Lent, which begins 40 days prior to Easter. Lent is mostly observed by Lutheran, Presbyterian, Methodist, Anglican denomination and Roman Catholics.

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Celebrating Shakespeare Eight county libraries and two municipal libraries have partnered for a regional read project focusing on the works of William Shakespeare titled, a Whole Lotta Shakespeare Goin’ On. The project commemorates the 450th birthday of the Bard and is designed to encourage reading throughout the region. Each of the partners has selected a specific work of Shakespeare to read. The Mauney Memorial Library will focus on the sonnets. A series of events at the library are planned during March and April. Mauney Memorial Library March 1 to 31, Blackout Sonnet Poetry Contest Using a Shakespeare sonnet of your choice, mark out unwanted words, leaving the unmarked words behind to form your poem. Submissions will be accepted through April 1, 2014. Newly created poems will be judged for visual creativity and poetic merit. Submissions must include name, e-mail address and phone number. Winners will be awarded on April 16. Kings Mountain Historical Museum March 27, Thursday, March 27 at 5:30pm: “Shakespeare’s Spear: the History of Heraldry�. Learn about the fascinating history of heraldry - the art and science of blazoning Coats of Arms. Heraldry originated as a method of identifying iron-clad knights on the fields of tournaments and battles, and evolved into a complex system used by royalty and nobility as a sign of status and heredity. Hear the telling tale behind the grant of Shakespeare’s Coat of Arms, which includes two spears as a visual representation of the family name, and which helped a onceimpoverished family regain their reputation. Participants can create their own Coats of Arms; fun for the whole family! Presented in partnership with Mauney Memorial Library’s 2014 Community Read “Whole Lotta Shakespeare Goin’ On.� Mauney Memorial Library-April- All Month Poems in Your Pocket. Pick up a poem at your library or City Hall. Read and share with a friend. Mauney Memorial Library April 6 ALL Day. Look for tables at the library to make your very own Shakespearian masques. Learn how masques were used in Shakespeare’s works. For all ages. Mauney Memorial Li-

brary April 16, 4:00 PM John Moehlmann presents The World’s Fresh Ornament: A reflection on Shakespeare’s Sonnets, a glance at the beauty of Shakespeare’s accomplishment with the sonnet form and the poem’s meanings in his life and time. Dr. Moehlmann retired after thirty-five years as Professor of English at High Point University where he specialized in teaching writing and literature with an emphasis on Shakespeare. (Extra credit may be given) Mauney Memorial Library— April 23 Happy Birthday, William!!!

BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR – Shirley Brutko, left, presents the Cleveland Chamber plaque to Brenda Lovelace, Business Person of the Year, as Brenda’s husband, Edward, and their daughter and son-in-law, Erin Lovelace and Neil Thompson look on. The exhibits in the 2014 Business Showcase remain on display in the lobby of Kings Mountain City Hall through April 2. Photo by LIB STEWART

Fighting fires is just what they do... ELIZABETH STEWART

Two men who spent over half a century fighting fire received their helmets and shields along with plaques and rounds of applause from fellow firefighters and city officials last Tuesday night at a retirement dinner at the H. Lawrence Patrick Senior Life & Conference Center. Captain John Wright, who joined Kings Mountain Fire Department in 1982 and began his career as a volunteer firefighter at Grover Fire Department in 1979, and Rodger Moore, who has volunteered since November 1989 at KMFD, let their friends “roast� them as firemen regaled each other and guests with early stories of answering fire calls in the wee hours of the mornings to about a dozen textile mills on a regular routine. “Two firefighters pulled a mill employee from a blazing fire that firemen fought for long hours,� said Chief Frank Burns. Assistant Fire Chief Jamie Black recalled that only one firefighter was injured in recent years. He broke his foot. Other firemen told story after story of firefighting experiences they’ll never forget. John Wright was hired full time in 1985 as a driver with Kings Mountain Fire Department, promoted to engineer in 1991, promoted to Lieutenant in 1999 and promoted to Captain in 2006. He holds multiple certifications: North Carolina Fire Fighter II, North Carolina HazMat Operations Level I, North Carolina Driver Operator Certified, North Carolina Aerial Certified, North Carolina Fire Inspector Level I, North Carolina Emergency Rescue

Kings Mountain Fire Department honored two of their own last Tuesday – Captain John Wright and volunteer fireman Rodger Moore, both of whom are retiring. From left, John R. Wright, KMFD Fire Chief Frank Burns, Moore and Assistant KMFD Fire Chief Jamie Black. Photo by LIB STEWART Technician. He has attended many training sessions around the state. Wright is married to Kathy Gaddy Wright and they have a daughter and two grandchildren. Wright’s hobbies include hunting, fishing and tractor pulling. Firemen called him a “John of all trades� who had helped with brick laying, mechanics, and construction jobs in the community. ‘ If we needed something built, fixed or repaired we could count on John. He will remain a life

James Muench, a Missouri professor and writer with Kings Mountain connections, visited the Kings Mountain Historical Museum last week to talk about his first novel, “The Teu-

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tonic Cross,� a mystery with historical undercurrents that deals with the death of a foreign student on a fictional college campus in Missouri. Muench, who teaches English and journalism at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Mo., said he spent 15 years writing the book “in dribs and drabs� between his job and other projects. He described the novel – his second book following his 2006 non-fiction “Five Stars: Missouri’s Most Famous Generals – as an “historic mystery adventure novel that follows the story of Heinrich Kueter, a young history professor and veteran of the Philippine– American War who solves the murder of a Chinese student, finds love, and fights

partment. Mayor Rick Murphrey and City Manager Marilyn Sellers commended the two men for going beyond the call of duty on many occasions and councilmen joined in with congratulations on retirement and thanks for their service to the community. They included mayor pro tem Mike Butler and councilmen Howard Shipp, Tommy Hawkins, Rodney Gordon, a former volunteer who began as a junior fireman with KMFD, and Curtis Pressley.

James Muench takes questions about his book “The Teutonic Cross� at the KM Historical Museum Thursday. racism in a small Missouri college town on the eve of World War I.� He also entertained questions about the writing and research that went into the book, which is

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member of the Kings Mountain Fire Department, so we will pull from his skills,� said Burns. Moore, who began his career at KMFD as a volunteer in November 1989, has responded to the most fire calls for multiple years as a volunteer. Retired from Eaton Corporation as a mechanic, he helped organize the first Firehouse BBQ Cook-off in 1996 and now has his own cooking team “Family Fun.� He also volunteers for the Cleveland County American Red Cross




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Sessom hands over city clerk reins “We plan to travel,'' said Ann Sessom, Kings Mountain City Clerk for 13 years who is resigning effective April 30. Sessom joined the city staff in August 2001 and moved to Kings Mountain from Granite Quarry where she was Town Clerk/Administrator. She earned her Certified Municipal Clerk status from the International Institute of Municipal Clerks at the University of North Carolina, Institute of Government, in August 1998. In December 2008 she earned the Master Municipal Clerk designation from the International Institute of Municipal Clerks. In local government the city clerk's role is often described as the “hub of the wheel” because of the central role the clerk plays in the government communication network. Clerks provide information daily to council members, local government employees and citizens. “I am proud to leave the clerk's office in the order required by State Law,'' says Ann. She said all minutes, resolutions and ordinances are in order and stored in a fire proof vault. Twenty-one years of minutes, resolutions and ordinances are being microfilmed in the state of North Carolina Archives Office in Raleigh and this is required in the event City Hall records are destroyed by fire or tornado. Ann said the city's ordinance book had not been updated or codified since 1989 and by working with American

Ann Sessom Legal and City Attorney Mickey Corry city council was able to codify the ordinance book in 2012. Additionally, the clerk's office has to maintain city contracts and all contracts are filed and accessible to council and staff as required by law. “I have many friends on the city staff that I will miss and I have enjoyed working for the citizens of Kings Mountain,'' said Ann. Ann and her husband, Dennis Sessom, enjoy traveling and spending time boating. They are active members in their church, Advent Lutheran, and the Christian Service Organization at Gardner-Webb University. They have one daughter, Susan, son-inlaw, Paul, and a grandson, Parker, who live in Winston Salem. Mayor Rick Murphrey recently administered the oath of office to Lynda Maddox as deputy city clerk who will assume that role along with her current position as receptionist and administrative assistant. The city is advertising for the position of city clerk.

MONARCH NUTRITION OPEN FOR BUSINESS – Laurie Mancuso is joined by her husband John, at left, other members of her family, her staff, and members of the Cleveland County Chamber at a ribbon cutting for their Monarch Nutrition store on Railroad Avenue March 11. The store, which is supplied by Herbalife’s line of weight loss and wellness products, opened Feb. 17.

Saluke joins KM’s CaroMont Family Medicine Dr. Julia Saluke has joined the medical staff of CaroMont Family Medicine in Kings Mountain. S a l u k e earned her medDr. Saluke ical degree from Wright State University School of Medicine and completed her residency at Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. Dallas Paddon, CaroMont Health PR & Community Relations Manager, said that Saluke is accepting new patients at 214 Cleveland Avenue in Kings Mountain.

FREE ELDER LAW SEMINAR – Greg McIntyre, Elder Law attorney, will discuss elder law and assisted living care with focus on Alzheimer’s Thursday, March 20, from 1-2:30 p.m. at the LeGrand Center sponsored by Carillon Assisted Living and Cleveland Chamber. Coffee and danish will be served. Call 704-259-7040 to reserve a seat.

at a Hospice Church Watchman meeting Tuesday, March 25, at 11:30 a.m. at Kings Mountain Hospice House, 321 Kings Mountain Blvd. Lunch will be provided. Call Sharon Martin at 704751-3591 if you are an active Watchman and did not receive an invitation or call if you would like to become a Watchman.

LEGION BIRTHDAY PARTY – American Legion Auxiliary Unit 155 will honor members of Post 155 at the 95th anniversary celebration of the Legion's organization Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Post on East Gold Street.

DON'T BE FOOLED – Anthony Franklin will discuss “Tips to protect you against identity theft'' on April 1 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Life Enrichment Center, 222 Kings Mountain Boulevard. Sitter service is free for the person with dementia during the meeting but must be reserved ahead of time by calling 704739-4858.

RELAY FOR LIFE YARD SALE The WFT/Taylor Haraszkiewicz Relay for Life team is having a yard sale Saturday, March 22 from 7-11 a.m. at 606 E. Ridge Street in Kings Mountain. Baby and children's items, clothing and household items. HOSPICE WATCHMAN MEETING – Rachel Hill, Director of Social Work, and Krista Haynes, Volunteer Coordinator, will be the featured speakers

FACILITY INSPECTIONS – The Cleveland County Health Department conducted inspections during the period March 3-14. Among those inspected: Grover Elementary, 99, and North Elementary School, 98, Carolina Crossing Restaurant, Grover, 99; Bethware Elementary School 98.5, and East Elementary Café 98.5.

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Davis, Smith to wed in April Mr. and Mrs. Mark Johnson of Kings Mountain announce the engagement of their daughter, Brooke LeAnn Davis, to Terrell Reid Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Terry Smith, also of Kings Mountain. Brooke graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and received her Master’s degree from Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs. She teaches in the CharlotteMecklenburg School System. Brooke is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Audrey Bass of Stanley, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Davis of Stanley and Mrs. Jean Johnson of Lincolnton. Reid graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and is employed by the City of Charlotte in the Environmental Management Divi-

55 YEAR MEMBER – Margaret McGinnis, right, was honored by the Delta Tau Chapter, Delta Kappa Gamma Society of Cleveland County for 55 years of membership, service and dedication to Delta Kappa Gamma ociety International at the Chapter’s recent meeting. Delta Tau Chapter President Connie Savell makes the presentation.

DAR GOOD CITIZEN Connie Savell, Good Citizen chairman for Colonel Frederick Hambright Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, presents the 2014 Good Citizen award to Lyndsay Jewel Henderson, daughter of Bruce Henderson and Nicci Cabaniss. Lyndsay is a student at Kings Mountain High School.

Terrell Reid Smith and Brooke LeAnn Davis sion. He is the grandson of Mrs. Bruce Christian of Greenville, SC.

The wedding will be an event of April 12, 2014 in Mint Hill.

Francis receives Order of the Palmetto

Debbie Francis, Kings Mountain native, is pictured receiving South Carolina’s

highest honor, the Order of the Palmetto. Making the presentation is Bob Toomey.

Francis, Kings Mountain native and a graduate of Kings Mountain High School, announced her retirement in January as the President and CEO of LRADAC (Lexington/Richland Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council), and received the state's highest honor recently. Bob Toomey, Director of the Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services, presented Francis with the Order of the Palmetto at a retirement ceremony honoring her service to LRADAC and health care in South Carolina. Toomey stated, "Debbie has committed her entire career to the care of people in South Carolina. It is not just her knowledge of pharmacy, health care law, and health administration that make Debbie an asset to the state. It is her added tenacity, commitment to providing quality services, and compassion for people that have made her a catalyst for positive changes in

health care for everyone in our state.� Before her tenure with LRADAC, Francis practiced health care law with Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd law firm. Francis' extensive management experience includes serving as Chief of Staff for the South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Services. During her tenure at SCDHHS, she developed polices for the Medicaid acute care program which included the implementation of the Partners for Healthy Children, a program that extended Medicaid benefits to uninsured children. Prior to working in state government, Francis practiced community pharmacy. She joined LRADAC in June 2005 as its General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer. In March 2006, Francis assumed the position of President and Chief Operating Officer, and in April 2008 was named Chief Executive Officer.

McKinney crowned Miss Shelby The Herald is sold at the following locations: 238 Cherokee Street Tavern 3-Point Market Bojangles Carolina Crossings, Grover Circle P Dennis #3 Dollar General (3) Food Lion (2) Fred Kiser Restaurant Grandpa’s Store Greg’s Griffin Drug Ingles Kings Mountain Herald Kings Mountain Hospital Kings Mountain Post Office Kings Mountain Truck Stop Kings Store KM Pharmacy

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Molly McKinney was crowned Miss Shelby in the beauty pageant Saturday in Shelby that drew a sell-out crowd of 350 people. MaryKatherine Leigh was first runner-up. McKinney received a $15,000 scholarship a year for four years from Gardner-Webb University and a two-year full scholarship to Cleveland Community College. Leigh received a scholarship from GWU for $10,000 a year for four years. Miss Shelby advances to the Miss North Carolina pageant in June and that winner competes for Miss America.

Music at the Joy Shady Rill is coming to the Joy March 22 at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at the Joy Box Office, the KM Office of the Chamber of Commerce, online at and by phone at 704-472-7762.

■BRIEFS OPERATION MEDICINE DROP – will be conducted by the Kings Mountain Police Department this weekend. Det. Sgt. Lisa Proctor said that residents wanting to discard used medicine, prescription or non-prescription, may drop bottles off at the H. Lawrence Patrick Senior Center Friday, March 21, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and at the Kings Mountain Police Department on Saturday, March 22, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. “You don't have to get out of your car, just pull up to the Senior Center on March 21 and at the Police Department on March 22 and an officer will assist you,'' said Proctor. LIFE OF WORSHIP MINISTRIES – will serve a free, hot meal on Wednesday, March 26 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The menu will be spaghetti, toss salad, garlic bread and drink. The church is located at 403 Cherokee Street behind Farmer's Furniture. Everyone is welcome to attend. KINGS MOUNTAIN HISTORICAL MUSEUM – will present “Shakespeare’s Spear: The History of Heraldry� on Thursday, March 27, at 5:30 p.m. The program is presented in partnership with Mauney Memorial Library’s 2014 Community Read: “Whole Lotta Shakespeare Goin’ On.� Visitors will learn about the fascinating history of heraldry – the art and science of blazoning Coats of Arms. Participants can create their own Coat of Arms for the whole family. Heraldry originated as a method of identifying iron clad knights on the fields of tournaments and battles, and evolved into a complex system used by royalty and nobility as a sign of status and heredity. Visitors will hear the telling tale behind the grant of Shakespeare’s Coat of Arms, which includes two spears as a visual representation of the family name, and which helped a once-impoverished family regain their reputation. To find out more about upcoming exhibits, visit or call 704-739-1019. BAND CONCERT - Clover School District Auditorium’s Performing Arts Series is proud to present an additional concert as part of the series’ 12th season. The Gaston Symphonic Band will perform on Saturday, March 29, at 8 p.m. The concert is free and no tickets are required. HONORS CHORUS TO PERFORM – A combined choir of 4th and 5th graders from Cleveland County Schools will present a concert Saturday, March 29, at 6:30 p.m. at Barnes Auditorium on the campus of Kings Mountain High School. Conductors will be Dan Phillips, Jami Bumgardner, Roseann Evans, Justin Harper, Ed Miller, Allison Velez, Barbara McNeilly, Susan Gray and Rebecca Smith. The public is invited. CRUISE-IN – American Legion Post 82 of Shelby is hosting a Cruise-In supporting vets on April 12 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Post on South Lafayette Street in Shelby. The event will feature door prizes, a 50/50 drawing, entertainment by Rocking Rick the DJ and hot dog plates for sale. Registration is $10 per vehicle, including motorcycles. Rain date is April 26. The public is invited. GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY – Rudolph Young, well-known African American historian and genealogist, will speak at the Neal Senior Center in Shelby on Sunday, April 13, at 3 p.m. Mr. Young will be speaking about local African Americans who fought in the Revolutionary War, War of 1812 and the Civil War. The Broad River Genealogical Society invites the public to attend. There is no admission charge. Light refreshments will be served.



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I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, Josh Tucker Pastor bearing with one anSt. Matthew’s Lutheran Church other in love, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope of your calling, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in all. Ephesians 4: 1-6 Grace to you and peace in the name of Jesus. Amen. It is clear as we look at chapter four

in Paul’s letter to the Ephesians that Paul is all about unity. He truly emphasizes the body of Christ; a community of disciples who are called to respond to God’s grace by living out the good news of the gospel. Paul’s passion and his beliefs on unity is clear to his hearers, as this is the second time he writes on this topic in this short letter, so much so that he stresses the importance of our oneness with God. Have you ever been a part of a group or a team when things just seemed to click? Everyone in the group worked so hard for the betterment of the entire team. If we were playing on a sports team, I would want Paul on my team. He must have been a great teammate; one who would’ve put the team before himself. This is evident in his words to the Ephesians as he discusses the importance of unity in the body of Christ.

What is the body of Christ made of? What does our oneness with God look like? Paul sheds light on these questions as he identifies ways in which one can faithfully live out the “calling to which you have been called.” Living our lives with humility, gentleness, patience, bearing with one another in love, maintaining unity of the Spirit, and peace all give us a glimpse of the kingdom of God and makes us one with God. We are called to live in this way so as to lift up the body of Christ so that we are made one with all through him. It is true; God wants you to be on his team. He wants a relationship with you. He loves you, he forgives your wrongdoings, and he offers you his mercy and his grace. He wants you to live you life in such a way that it makes the kingdom better. God is the captain of our team, and he is choosing you!

Minnix to lead revival Dr. Mike Minnix will be evangelist for revival services which begin Sunday and continue through Wednesday at Eastside Baptist Church, 308 York Road. Sunday services are at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday services (March 24, 25, 26) are at 6:45 p.m. nightly. A nursDr. Minnix ery for three year olds and younger will be provided during the services. “You are invited to hear this great speaker and join us for these special services,’’ said Rev. Ron Caulder, pastor of the church.

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

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

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

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

Midview Baptist Church 703 Margrace Road 704-739-6711

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Westover Baptist Church 114 Westover Drive

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■OBITUARIES Mary Roper Pearson A loving homemaker KINGS MOUNTAIN Mary Roper Pearson, 80, Kings Mountain, passed peacefully into the hands of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, in her home surrounded by her family. Born on October 26, 1934, Mary was a native of Kings Mountain, daughter of Mamie K i n g Roper a n d William I v y Roper. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Lorena Roper Falls and Ivory Roper Nolen; two brothers, Horace Nelson Roper and William Ivy Roper, Jr.; and her beloved grandson, Richard “Clark� Stowe, Jr. She was a homemaker and attended Christ Worship Center and loved her church family dearly. Mary was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who cherished her family and loved spending time with them. Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Lafayette Pearson, Kings Mountain; daughters, Connie Pearson Stowe and husband Richard, and Cindy

Mark Edwin Byers GROVER - Mark Byers, 58-year-old Grover resident, died Monday, March 10, 2014. The Celebration of Life service was held Saturday, March 15, in the Chapel of Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home and Crematory in Shelby.

Pearson, both of Kings Mountain; son Bobby Pearson and wife Traci, Kings Mountain; two grandchildren, Carrie Stowe Hoffman and husband Wesley, and Alayna Pearson, both of Kings Mountain; two greatgrandchildren, Landon Stowe and Layne Hoffman, both of Kings Mountain; brothers Paul, Don and Mike Roper, all of Kings Mountain, Jim Roper, Brevard, NC; sisters Margaret Roper Payne, Kings Mountain, Mildred Roper Shytle, Blacksburg, SC; sister-inlaw Betty Roper, Kings Mountain. Celebration of life service was held at Ollie Harris Memorial Chapel on Friday, March 7, 2014 at 2 p.m., with officiating by Rev. Jimmy Maney, Rev. Tim Barrett and Rev. Al NewcombVisitation was 12:301:30 p.m. prior to the service at Harris Funeral Home. Interment is at Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain. Memorials may be sent to Patrick Senior Center, 909 E. King Street, Kings Mountain, NC 28086. A guest registry is available at www.harrisfun Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain.

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Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday at Eastside Baptist Church, with Dr. Harold Fite and Rev. Jack Bucannan officiating. The family received friends Sunday from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Clay-Barnette Funeral Home, and other times at the home of her sister, Fay Killian, 1284 Fallston Rd., Shelby.

David A. Dingus Mott Turner GAINESVILLE, FLA. - David A. Dingus, 46, formerly of Grover, NC, died Monday, March 17, 2014 at his home. Funeral arrangements, which are incomplete, will be announced by Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain. Hazel Peace

GROVER – Martha Elizabeth (Mott) Hicks Turner, 87, died Thursday, March 13, 2014 at Cleveland Pines Nursing Home in Shelby. The funeral service is Wednesday, March 19, at 2 p.m. at Grover First Baptist Church followed by a graveside service at Grover Cemetery.

SHELBY - Hazel Webber Peace, 84, died Friday, March 15, 2014, at her home.

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ARREST MARCH 11: Edward Reginald Turner, 35, 404 Cherry St., larceny, criminal summons. CITATIONS Feb. 16: Kevin Michael Sneed, 131 Mill Creek Dr., firing a gun in city limits. MARCH 11: Jessie Raymond Wilson McBride, 24, Shelby, sell malt beverage to a person who at the time was less than 21 years of age at Linwood Family Mart. MARCH 11: Sheila Walker Cagle,


57, Mount Holly, sell malt beverage to a person who at the time was less than 21 years of age at Tobacco Barn. MARCH 15: Ola Leatherman, 44, Cherryville, no child seat belt. MARCH 15: Robert Harold Huskey, 43, 104 E. King St., resist, delay and obstruct officer while investigating civil disturbance. MARCH 15: Toby Ray Barton, 67, Iowa, no operator’s license, expired tag. MARCH 15: Derek James Hudson, 23, Belmont, open container MARCH 15: Taylor Brook Sanford,

21, Gastonia, open container in passenger area of motor vehicle. MARCH 15: Georgia Louise Scopa, 20, Gastonia, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. MARCH 16: Jorge Epuardo Panulo, 38, 806 1st St., driving on wrong side of road, open container in passenger area of vehicle. INCIDENT MARCH 10: A resident of Sandhurst Drive reported carjacking.


What does the Bible mean when it says Jesus was full of grace and truth?

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“If you had a bad day and had a time out, God would forgive you,� says Hayes, 6. Hayes, you’re thinking like me. You need a lot of grace for life’s truth timeouts. In Jesus, we see the perfect balance of grace and truth. “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth� (John 1:14). The word “dwelt� as in the Word or Jesus dwelling among us has a history in the Old Testament. The word can be translated “tabernacled.� Moses constructed the Ark of the Covenant and placed it in a tent so that God dwelt

among his people as they wandered in the desert. Pastor Emile Wolfaardt puts it this way: “A little more than 2000 years ago God stepped onto our earth, pitched His tent and set up camp right in the middle of us all. That is what the word ‘dwelled’ can mean - to set a tent. In other words, the Word became flesh and pitched His tent among us. And when He did that it was the most profound revelation of God man would ever know on this earth.� Theologian J.C. Ryle eloquently writes of the grace and truth that came together in the person of the Lord Jesus Christ: “This constant undivided union of two perfect natures in Christ’s Person is exactly that which gives infinite value to His mediation, and qualifies Him to be the very Mediator that sinners need. Our Mediator is One who can sympathize with us, because He is very MAN. And yet, at the same time, He is One who can deal with the Father for us on equal terms, because He is very GOD.� Ryle gives one of the best explanations ever placed in print of how grace and truth came together in the person of the Lord Jesus Christ.

You may want to read it world would this be if people were permitted to kill again. When I think of grace, each other when they got the words of the Lord Jesus angry? God is righteous in on the cross come to mind: that he punishes sin, but he “Father, forgive them, for also loves us because he sent they do not know what they his son to take the punishment we dedo� (Luke serve. 23:34). “It de- “A little more than Truth means that mands jus2,000 years ago God was full but tice, forgiveness God stepped onto of grace,� says Katie, is grace in our earth, pitched 10. “When action. e o p l e The truth His tent and set up psinned, he behind the unjust trial camp right in the gave grace.� Think and crucifixmiddle of us all.� about this: ion of Jesus Jesus Christ is that he left the glocould have snapped his fingers and an- ries of his dwelling place in nihilated his accusers. Jesus heaven to suffer the humility allowed himself to be falsely of crucifixion so that he accused, unjustly whipped could prepare a heavenly and brutally crucified as a dwelling place for us. Memcommon criminal. Why did- orize this truth: John 1:14 quoted above. Ask this quesn’t he resist? Grace. The truth is that our sins tion: Have you received the drove him to the cross. He truth about your need for a took our sins on himself and savior and God’s gracious bore the punishment that we provision in the life, death deserve. Why? Truth de- and resurrection of the Lord mands justice, and justice Jesus Christ? demands punishment for wrong doing. What kind of

CASINO: group opposes proposed gaming operation From page 1A economic, social, or criminal factors that the board will retract its signed letter of support to the casino developers,� said Forcade. County commissioners and City of Kings Mountain officials have gone on record as supporting the proposed Catawba Nation casino project, embracing the project as a major source for jobs for a county that had a 10.4 percent unemployment rate in July. Developers are eyeing property on Dixon School Road off I-85 for a “world class� casino resort and the

An artists rendering of the proposed Cleveland County casino.

Catawba Nation has filed an application with the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs in a first step toward gaining permission to build a casino and resort in Cleveland County. The Catawba commissioned an economic study

that said the project could bring more than 4,000 permanent jobs to the county, additional construction work and a $339 million capital investment. High-ranking Republicans in the N.C. General Assembly

and the governor opposed the venture, and some 100 House lawmakers signed a letter to U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell in an effort to block the South Carolina tribe’s efforts to acquire land to establish a gaming operation. The Kings Mountain Awareness Group organized at a meeting at a local church recently. City council took no action at the recent meeting on the request by the group for a public meeting at city hall for a presentation on the impact of a casino in this area. A breakfast meeting of the KM Awareness Group with local businessmen is being planned for April.

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how much they have made a difference in the Gaston and Cleveland County areas,� said Secretary Decker. Firestone currently employs 400 people. In his presentation, Fred Padgett, General Factory Manager, and David Johnson, Operations Manager, showed pictures of the current plant and the former Loray Mill plant, once the world’s largest textile mill, in Gastonia which Firestone purchased in 1935. In 1993 they relocated machinery from the Loray Mill to its new location in Kings Mountain. In 1998 Firestone donated the historical Loray Mill to Preservation North Carolina and agreed to provide additional property once a viable project had been agreed upon. Preservation North Car-

olina, along with the City of Gastonia, worked with various developers to find a use for the property. In June 2012 the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development approved a loan of $20 million for redevelopment of the Loray Mill. This along with additional equity funding from Chevron has allowed Camden Management partners to move forward with construction of 190 apartments in April 2013 with goal of completion in Fall 2014. In March 2013 Firestone transferred additional property in Gastonia to the project developers. Goal for completion of the apartments is Fall 2014. Decker says she is anxious to return to Firestone for another visit. “Our people are what our success is about,� said Plant President Pridgen.

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DR. PLONK: looks back on 95 years â– OPINION From page 1A his 95th birthday, noting that the pre-med curriculum was heavy on chemistry, a subject that perplexed more than intrigued the young Plonk. There was more heartbreak in that first semester. Before heading off to college, he’d taken to riding and keeping a horse. He fell in love with riding the animal, but when he returned home for his Thanksgiving break, he found that his family had sold the horse. “I was shattered ‌ it turns out I was the only one who had been riding (Smoky) and it just didn’t make sense for them to keep him around,â€? Plonk said. Early stumbles at horsemanship and in his studies were two things that Plonk would turn around for the better in the coming years. His lackluster grades in science early on convinced him that business school was a better route. But after a semester of economics and accounting classes, he realized that medicine was still interesting to him and again took up the challenge of scienceladen curriculum of pre-med students. He remembers working hard and getting an A in qualitative analysis, a tough chemistry course. His grades continued to be strong and by 1939, he was extended a personal invitation by the dean of the medical school to attend the University of North Carolina, which at the time was a two-year program. It didn’t have the benefit of a research hospital where students could get hands-on training with patients and learn as closely from practicing physicians. While there, he studied anatomy and physiology. To complete his medical training he attended Jefferson Medical School, in Philadelphia. There, he liked the experience of seeing and helping patients in a hospital that was affiliated with the school. He and his new wife Margaret Cooper by then were also expecting their first child, a daughter they named Carole because she was born on Christmas Eve. After a two-year stint in the Army, part of which was working as a physician in U.S.-occupied Italy in the post-World War II rebuilding effort, and the birth of another child, a daughter named Peggy, Dr. Plonk made his way back to the Kings Mountain area. There he would ultimately set up a practice and treat patients first as a general practitioner and later as a board-certified surgeon for nearly five decades. After working as a GP for a number of years in town, Plonk returned to medical school to study surgery techniques, this time studying at the University of Pennsylvania. As well as working as one of Kings Mountain’s most respected surgeons, Dr. Plonk served the Lions Club and the

Walkathon Friday Stingray Team from KMMS 7th grade is holding a walkathon Friday from 2-3 p.m. at the school.The fundraiser is part of HOPE for Janie POPE, a classmate who has leukemia. Donations can be made by calling the school at 704-476-8340 or bringing by the school. All proceeds will go to the family for medical expenses.

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Esther and George Plonk at home Kings Mountain Rotary Club, whose weekly meetings he still attends. It wasn’t until middle age, though, while running a thriving practice and raising three of his eventual five children, that he was able to pursue a long abandoned hobby. “I had missed having horses. And the kids wanted horses. Some of the worst ones we got were the first ones,â€? he said with a chuckle. But he and his family kept at it, picking up a number of top awards in the Paso Fino (which means “fine stepâ€?) category at shows over the years. His office today is a showcase of awards and photos of himself and his horse trainer in competition and receiving awards, some of which he won in the years after retiring from medicine in 1988. Plonk kept horses until just six years ago. What’s changed? Looking back on more than fifty years working in medicine, the doctor says he’s seen a lot of changes in his field. Chief among them, anesthetics and the advance of laparoscopy, operations performed in the abdomen or pelvis through small incisions with the aid of a camera. They can either be used to inspect and diagnose a condition or to perform surgery. Laparoscopy, Plonk said, has made surgery profoundly safer and less painful for patients. It has also sped up recovery time, but he didn’t realize that as it become more commonplace, in the mid-1980s. “I thought at the time that laparoscopy will never amount to anything – I thought it was just another fad,â€? he said with a laugh. Another big shift has been in anesthesia. “When I was a young doctor ‌ then it was just ether, which felt like you were being smothered.â€? Over the years, he was witness to the introduction and acceptance of a vast array of anesthetics that are suited to specific kinds of procedures and patients. He

still reads medical journals, especially those published by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Duke University, Harvard and the Mayo Clinic. The growing use of robotics in medicine and surgery has been especially fascinating to him, and it’s a subject he reads about often. Dr. Plonk retired from medicine in 1985. That retirement lasted exactly one week and he went back to work and stayed at it for three years, finally retiring at the age of 68. Retirement, at least in the first few months, didn’t go smoothly. He recounts a “stupidâ€? accident he had one day while fiddling with a running lawnmower. “It wasn’t running right and I kind of stuck my hand up underneath it ‌ and it got me,â€? he explains, showing the rounded stumps of two fingers on his right hand that were cut off at the last joint in the painful incident. A skin graft, the work of a Charlotte hand surgeon and time has made the shortened fingers less noticeable over time. He’s watched two of his children follow him into medicine. His son, George, Jr., is a vascular surgeon at the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and teaches at Wake Forest School of Medicine. His daughter Peggy is a nurse practitioner in the Richmond, Va., area. George, Jr., Peggy, and Carole joined his other two children Barbara and Becky, his wife Esther and dozens of their extended family members for a 95th birthday bash in Charlotte this past weekend. Dr. Plonk treasures his 16 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren, many of which will be present. The party is kind of a redox of a big party thrown in his honor five years ago – on the occasion of his 90th birthday – at Lake Lure, near Asheville. “I’m very proud of my children, all of them,â€? he said. “And their own children and grandchildren.â€?




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Dr. George Plonk hasn’t always been an exercise fanatic. As a younger man, he rode horses and played golf, activities he enjoyed into his retirement. But during his years as a surgeon he said he couldn’t spare the time to visit a gym regularly. But now, at 95 and nearly 30 years into his retirement, his exercise regime takes him to Kings Mountain YMCA about three times a week for hourly workouts. He and his wife Esther make a point to schedule in exercise time every week, something they know contributes to feeling good and living longer. “Everything I read on the subject stresses exercise as being a part of good health – at any age,� he said, adding that he feels physically better. “It gives me more stamina. I can go up stairs easier.� His favorite exercise is the stationary bike, where his goal is to log three miles each visit. He also makes use of several machines that isolate muscle groups such as the chest and arms. He was joined earlier this week by his younger sister Clara Politis, who’s in town for several days from Ann Arbor, Michigan. Clara, at 90, was cycling beside her brother as she caught up on news around town. Politis is a frequent visitor to her gym in Michigan, where she walks on the treadmill, uses light weights and logs a lot of miles on the stationary bike. “It’s a good habit that I don’t want to get out of,� she said, while pedaling alongside her brother. Around the time he turned 70, Plonk underwent two knee replacements. He also said he’s had to watch his weight since middle age. “There’s definitely been some times when I carried a little too much,� he said. “But I’m at 188 right now and that’s not too bad.� Plonk was able to see Clara, his five children, most of his 16 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren at a gathering celebrating his 95th birthday over the weekend in Charlotte. Many of the relatives were in town for a number of days.

out of meetings by keeping everyone on the subject of the meeting. Most of the classes were on or related to problem solving. More than once I had teachers conBeauford Burton vey that the best way to solve probGuest Editorial lems was to shoot at them with a rifle rather than a shotgun. In other words, do one thing at a time and not change so many things as to disguise the solution or add more problems to the issue. Seemed like good advice at the time, but we have so many problems now I think the wider the pattern of shot, the better. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is wanting to cut back our military to pre-WWII numbers. This is the worst possible time for that while Iran is readying nuclear weapons and so much unrest is still in Iraq and Afghanistan. As a matter of fact we have to remain strong under the weak leadership we currently have. While Chucky is doing that, Iraq is buying weapons from Iran, get this- beaus the U. S. is holding back selling weapons. The U. S. doesn't need to be selling weapons to anyone in the Middle :East except Israel. During this same time, one or more of the brilliant Senators wants the government to give $500 to each baby born in the U. S. for savings account to help eradicate poverty. Forest Dump's mother was right: “Stupid is as stupid does.� There are about 4 million children born in the U. S. every year and that would calculate to $2 billion per year. Guess where it would have to come from? Borrowed money of course, that a large portion of the babies will have to pay back, costing them much more than could be earned from the $500. Our deep thinking representatives, especially liberals, want to create that all equal society called socialism except for themselves. I saw an applicable sign on Facebook the other day that said “Nothing is free if someone else has to pay for it.� I wonder how many soldiers, Marines, sailors and air force personnel we could pay by cutting out free cell phones. I wonder how many we could pay if we cut the benefits of Congress and create a budget for the P resident and Vice-President. Why do we need so many people in the House or Senate for that matter? We have one President, why not one Senator per state? And why not two House members per state? We all know the system we have now is a joke. There is no possible way to represent every citizens' desires and wishes no matter how many reps are elected. They don't even have time to express the concerns now. It seems to me that there are only a few really good people vying for office in 2016 but remarkably they can't settle into agreement for the betterment of our country. Having 6,8, or more running against each other just further lessens the likelihood of a win. The only suggestion I've made to them is for them to come together and choose leadership among themselves. Prayer is the only real answer. God's will happens either way but He has said He would take care of our needs of we ask, and even bless our nation, but one or two prayers won't do, it takes a majority to admit they need and want God. Please pray with me, “Father forgive us for trying to go it without You, we need You and want You to guide us.

BOOK TALKS: at KMHM feature writers, lectures, more From page 2A Revolutionary War conflict that brutally pit brother against brother in the Carolina Piedmont frontier in 1780� on Friday, May 23, at 6 p.m. On Friday, June 27, at 6 p.m., Robert Dunkerly will visit the museum to present little known and fascinating facts about the Battle of Kings Mountain, which is

drawn from his book “The Battle of Kings Mountain: Eyewitness Accounts.� Dunkerly is also the author of “Women of the Revolution: Bravery and Sacrifice on the Southern Battlefields,� as well as other books about the history of Kings Mountain. Admission to the museum and the lecture series is free. Fore more information, please contact, (704) 7391019.

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Lady Mountaineers still undefeated in softball Big SMAC 2A/3A games coming up

Kings Mountain High senior Jordan Ford signs to run track at Barton College in Wilson, NC. Looking on, front row, are his parens, Andy Ford and Crystal Cline. Back row, left to right, KMHS athletic director Dustin Morehead, track coaches Rayvis Key and Haley Spearman and Principal Ronny Funderburke.

Ford to run track at Barton College Kings Mountain High senior Jordan Ford Monday signed to run track at Barton College in Wilson, NC. Ford plans to run the 100, 200 and 300 meters at Barton, which is coached by Karen Godlock. He said the chose Barton because "it is a small school and that's very important to me. I like the coach and the athletes down there." Ford also received interest from Methodist, Mount Olive, East Carolina and UNC Charlotte. Ford is in his fourth season on the KMHS track team. Prior to that he ran two years at Kings Mountain Middle. He has been involved in sports since the age of four when he began plyaing Pop Warner football. As a freshman at KMHS, he ran on the

4x100 relay team that finished second in the State 3A meet. His teammates were seniors Anthony McDonald, Tim Hines and Sharron Burris. He qualified for the Junior Olympics and has been on the All-Regional and All-Conference teams. He looks forward to a good senior season. "So far we've been good," he said. "We've only had two meets." Ford finished first in the sprint medley, second in the 4x200 and first in the distance medley in the recent inaugural Mountaiener Relays. His teammates in the sprint medley were Keeneh Dimetros, Xavier Johnson and Jair See Ford, 2B

Kings Mountain High’s softball team kept its unbeaten record intact last week but face some tough SMAC foes this week and next. The Lady Mountaineers were scheduled to host Crest last night. The Lady Chargers have been a solid team in the Big South 3A for years and has a host of veteran players. KM travels to R-S Central Friday night and Kings Mountain third baseman Miranda Ellis (6) has a Shelby player in a Chase comes to rundown as Mountaineer pitcher Emily Hester comes over to cover third. town next Tuesfanning eight batters. Shelby hits and three runs batted in, day for a 6 p.m. contest. picked up an unearned run and Bell and Ellis each went Both of those schools have in the second inning and 2-for-4 with a pair of RBIs been strong in softball for went up 2-0 on an RBI sin- each. several years. gle by Taylor Canipe in the The Lady Mountaineers The KM ladies ran their third. traveled to Valdese Friday SMAC record to 4-0 and Hester followed Leah night and turned back a overall mark to 6-0 with vic- Herndon’s triple with a good Draughn team 6-2 in tories last week over Shelby home run to tie the game, eight innings. and Draughn. and Mikeala Bell singled Hester went the distance Shelby grabbed a 2-0 home Miranda Ellis to put again, scattering eight hits lead after three innings KM up 3-2 in the fifth. and fanning seven for her Tuesday at Lancaster Field The Lady Mountaineers fifth victory. #3 but the Lady Moun- broke the game open in the She also continued her taineers came storming back sixth on singles by Briasia home run pace, slamming behind another solid effort White and Hester, a double her fifth of the year. from all of their players. by Molly Short, two-run Kassidy Hamrick went 2Emily Hester went the triple by Ellis and a run- for-3 with a double and two distance on the mound, giv- scoring double by Bell. RBIs, and Short added two ing up just three hits and Hester finished with two doubles and one RBI.

Former KM resident signs with Wingate of Kings Mountain. Zach was a four-year starter on the Whiteville varsity team and helped lead the Wolfpack to an 11-3 overall record and the Three Rivers Conference championship. The 6-3, 240-pound offensive and defensive tackle was All-Conference, All-Columbus County and conference Lineman of the Year. Whiteville’s 11-3 season record was its best since 1992. The Wolfpack went three rounds in the state 1AA playoffs before losing to eventual state champion James Kenan 17-7. Wingate, coached by Joe Reich, is a member of the See Former, 2B

Zach Wilson helped lead Whiteville to playoffs

Former Kings Mountain resident Zach Wilson of Whiteville signs a letter of intent to play football for Wingate University. He is pictured with his parents, Stephanie and Ronnie Wilson, seated; and back row, left to right, WHS principal Jes Sealey, athletic director David Smith, assistant football coach Todd Burney, head football coach Luke Little and assistant football coach Matt Scott.

TD Club golf tourney May 2 at Country Club The seventh annual Kings Mountain Touchdown Club golf tournament will be played Friday, May 2 at Kings Mountain Country Club. The format is four-person captain’s choice and begins with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. The field is limited to the first 30 registered teams. The cost is $70 per player and includes one mulligan per player, one red tee per player, and one string per team (hole 15). Prizes will be presented to the closest to the pin winners on the four par 3 holes, and longest drive for men, women and seniors on hole two. The teams will be flighted at the end of the

tournament and the winning team in each flight will receive prizes. Sponsorships are also available for $500 (platinum), $250 (gold), $100 (silver) and $50 (bronze). To be included on the sponsor board, contact the Touchdown Club by April 18. Sponsorships are tax deductible. For entry blanks or any other information, contact Larry Hamrick Jr. and Warlick and Hamrick Insurance or Kings Mountain Touchdown Club, PO Box 2017, Kings Mountain, NC 28086 by April 18. All profits will benefit the new Kings Mountain High School field house.

Former Kings Mountain resident Zach Wilson last week signed a national letter of intent to play football at Wingate University. Wilson is the son of Stephanie and the Rev. Ronnie Wilson of Whiteville. His father played football and baseball at Kings Mountain High School in the 1980s. He is the grandson of Rocky and Joy Brown of Kings Mountain and the late Charles and Virginia Wilson

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The Kings Mountain Herald | Left, Kings Mountain shortstop Ashton Withers guns down a Shelby runner in Tuesday’s SMAC game at KMHS.

Right, Kings Mountain’s Molly Short rips a base hit in last week’s win over Shelby at Lancaster Field #3. The Lady Mountaineers are undefeated with a 6-0 record.

FORMER: KM resident signs with Wingate

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South Atlantic Conference. The Bulldogs plan to use Wilson at offensive guard. Other schools making offers to Wilson were Chowan, Guilford, GardnerWebb, Catawba, LenoirRhyne, Ferrum and

Wilson’s younger brother, Garrett, also had a big year with Whiteville this season, starting at middle linebacker and serving as captain on defense. He was also selected first team AllConference, All-County and

All-Region. He led the Wolfpack in tackles with 11.5 per game. He was also runner-up in voting for the Three Rivers Conference Defensive Player of the Year

McCluney. Ford played football three years for the Mountaineers. Last season he was named Best Defensive Back. He looks forward to joining the Barton team, which plays in Conference Caroli-

nas. The school was known as Atlantic Christian for many years. He said he will probably run cross country in the fall go get ready for the 2015 spring track season. He settled on the school after a recent visit. "Semaj Street, whom I have known for over a year, talked to me

about it before I visited," Ford said. "He runs sprints there." Ford holds the KM Middle School record in the 200 (24.01) and is a part of the 4x100 meter relay team (the others being McDonald, Johnson and Burris) that set a school record of 42.3 second in 2011.

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Patriots defeat Lincolnton in 8

Kings Mountain’s Brandon Bell breaks for second base as Shelby pitcher delivers a pitch in Tuesday’s SMAC game at Lancaster Field. Shelby scored an unearned run in the top of the seventh to edge the Mountaineers 4-3.

Kings Mountain Middle School’s baseball team remained unbeaten last week with a 4-3, 8-inning victory over Lincolnton. The Patriots broke a scoreless tie in the fourth inning. Josh Ledford’s sacrifice fly to center plated David Bell, who had singled and moved to third on a hit by Collin Franks. John Melton reached base on a third strike error to put runners on first and third. Franks scored on a steal and Alec Bell singled home Melton for a 3-0 lead. Lincolnton battled back to tie the game at 3-all after five innings. With the score still tied in the bottom of the seventh, Ledford came on to pitch

with the bases loaded and one out and struck out two batters. John Harris led of the eighth with a single, stole second and scored the winning run on Alex Goff’s double. Ledford struck out the side in the bottom of the eighth to get the win. Daniel Bagwell pitched 4 2/3 innings, giving up one hit, one run and fanning three. Goff pitched 1 1/3 innings, giving up two runs and four hits and fanning one. Matthew Huffstetler pitched 1 1/3 innings, allowing one hit and fanning two. Ledford pitched 1 2/3 innings, striking out all five of the batters he faced.

Kings Mountain Middle suffered its first loss Thursday to North Lincoln, 6-5. KM led 4-3 through five innings but NL scored two runs on four errors to take a 5-4 lead heading into the top of the seventh. The Patriots responded by leading off with a single by Alec Bell who advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by John Harris. Alex Goff singled to tie the game at 5all. North scored the winning run with back to back walks, and a single by Heavner in

the bottom of the ninth. Pitching well for KM were Daniel Bagwell, who went 6 1/3 innings giving up five runs, eight hits, and striking out six. Josh Ledord went 3 2/3 innings, giving up one run on three hits. Leading the plate attack were Goff, John Melton and Bell with two hits each. Getting one hit each were Ledford and Chase Johnson. KM is now 3-1 in the division. Monday's game with East Lincoln was postponed because of rain.

Mountaineers get first SMAC win, Patriots fall to North lose to Shelby 4-3 in last inning Kings Mountain’s Mountaineers posted their first SMAC 2A/3A win Friday night at Draughn, 9-2. Will Wilson’s two-run home run gave the Mountaineers a 3-2 lead in the third and they never trailed again. Landon Bolin got the pitching win, going 3.2 innings and giving up three runs (one earned) and scattering eight hits. He struck out three. Alex Reynolds pitched the final 3.1 innings to earn the save. He gave up just two hits and struck out eight. Wilson finished with 3for-4 at the plate, including three RBIs. Alex Grooms was 3-for-4 with three RBIs and a double. Reynolds had two RBI singles. Kings Mountain dropped a tough 4-3 decision to Shelby Tuesday night at Lancaster Field. The Lions’ Chandler Young, who had walked and

took second on relief pitcher Landon Bolin’s throwing error on a pickoff attempt at first, scored all the way from second base with two outs in the top of the seventh when relief pitcher Cody Fitch’s ground ball to shortstop was thrown wide at first. Young never slowed down as he rounded third and barely beat Alex Reynolds’ throw from first to home. Fitch, who came on with one out in the bottom of the sixth with Shelby up 3-2, retired the Mountaineers in order in the bottom of the seventh to get the win. Kings Mountain rallied from a 3-2 deficit when Alex Grooms singled to right with one out. That brought in Fitch, but he hit two batters to load the bases. Alex Reynolds’ grounder to second produced the tying run. Zach Hegler started on the mound for the Mountaineers and pitched well. Kings Mountain’s only


Kings Mountain’s Will Wilson rips a base hit in last week’s game with Shelby. lead was 2-1 after a two-run single by Cameron Bullock in the fourth inning. The Mountaineers threatened several other times but could only produce the one other run in the bottom fo the sixth. The Mountaineers collected seven hits - one each

by Bullock, Reynolds, Brandon Bell, Daniel Barrett, Will Wilson, Alex Grooms and Logan Stevens. Shelby’s first three runs were all the result of sacrifice fly balls to the outfield.

Mountaineer golfers beat Wave in opener Kings Mountain High’s golfers opened their season last week with a 168-174 victory over Ashbrook at Kings Mountain Country Club. Carson Bailey of the Mountaineers was medalist with a 39. Miles Robinson

shot 40, Dawson Adams 42 and Jacob Miller 47. The SMAC match with Burns and Crest, originally scheduled for March 10, was not played due to weather conditions and has been rescheduled for March 26.


Wednesday, March 19 4 p.m. - Middle school track, Kings Mountain at Chase. 4:30 - High school baseball, Kings Mountain at Bessemer City (JV/V DH). Thursday, March 20 4 p.m. - Middle school baseball, Kings Mountain at West Lincoln. 4 p.m. - Middle school soccer, Kings Mountain at West Lincoln. 4 p.m. - High school tennis, Kings Mountain at Shelby. 4 p.m. - High school track, Kings Mountain, East Gaston and East Lincoln at Forestview. 4 p.m. - High school tennis, Kings Mountain at Forestview. Friday, March 21 4 p.m. - High school tennis, Kings Mountain at RS Central. 4:30 - High school softball, Kings Mountain at RS Central. 4:30 - High school baseball, Kings Mountain at RS Central (JV/V). 5 p.m. - High school soccer, Kings Mountain at RS Central (JV/V). Monday, March 24 4 p.m. - Middle school baseball, Kings Mountain at East Lincoln. 4 p.m. - Middle school soccer, Kings Mountain at East Lincoln. 4 p.m. - High school tennis, Burns at Kings Mountain. Tuesday, March 25 2 p.m. - High school golf, Kings Mountain, Burns and Crest at Cleveland Country Club. 4 p.m. - High school tennis, Chase at Kings Mountain. 4:30 - High school baseball, Chase at Kings Mountain (JV/V). 5 p.m. - High school soccer, Chase at Kings Mountain. (JV/V) 6 p.m. - High school softball, Chase at Kings Mountain.

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Kings Mounain’s Virginia Dellinger (6) scores off an assist from Jamie Slater in last week’s 2-1 loss to 4A Alexander Central in the Burns Showcase.

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Legals NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NORTH CAROLINA, CLEVELAND COUNTY Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by DON PARRIS and wife, LISA PARRIS to C. ANDREW NEISLER, JR., Trustee, which was dated June 27, 2013 and recorded on July 2, 2013 in Book 1660 at Page 1181, Cleveland County, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by said deed of Trust and the undersigned, C. ANDREW NEISLER, JR., Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale of March 25, 2014 at 11:00 A.M., and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property in Cleveland County, North Carolina, to wit: FIRST TRACT: BEGINNING on a iron stake on the South side of National Highway, Harvey Hambright’s old corner, and runs with his line N. 85 E. 4.60 chains to an iron stake, Fate Arrowood’s corner; thence with his line S. 4 ½ 5.00 chains to an iron stake, a new corner; thence a new line N. 47 W. 7.04 chains to an iron stake on South bank of said highway; thence N. 38 W. 2.63 chains to stake in old railroad bed; thence with railroad bed N. 44 E. 3.44 chains to a stake, Hambright’s old corner; thence S. 4 ½ W. 4.82 chains to the BEGINNING, containing 1 ¾ acre, more or less SECOND TRACT: SITUATED near the Town of Kings Mountain and BEGINNING on a stake in the Hambright old line, Fred Herndon’s Carl Matheson’s corner and runs with their line N. 11 ½ E. 105 feet to a stake 14 feet South of Highway; thence a new line S. 46 E. 135 feet to a stake in the Hambright old line; thence with it S. 85 W. 119 feet to the BEGINNING, containing 5.955 square feet, more or less. THIRD TRACT: SITUATED near the Town of Kings Mountain, N.C. on Highway 20 and being Lot Nos. 66, 67, 68, and 69 of a map or plat made by A. P. Falls, Surveyor for H. L. Hambright and recorded in Book of Plats 2 at page 66, reference to which is made for a full description. FOURTH TRACT: SITUATED on the Kings Mountain-Grover Highway and being Lot No. 65 of a map or plat made by A. P. Falls, Surveyor for H. L. Hambright and registered in the Cleveland County Registry in Plat Book 2 at page 66 reference to which is made for a full description, said lot being 142 feet fronting on the Highway and 222 feet along the Herndon line and 115 feet with Lot No. 64. FIFTH TRACT: BEGINNING at an iron stake in the center of Highway 29, Henderson Herndon’s corner and runs thence along Henderson Herndon’s line S. 47-45 E. 500 feet to a stake in Arrowood’s line; thence along Arrowood’s line N. 4-30 W. 10 ½ feet to a stake; thence N. 47-45 W. 495 feet to a stake in the center of Highway 29; thence

along the center of Highway 29 S. 44 W. 10 ½ feet to the BEGINNING, containing 5,000 square feet, more or less. EXCEPTING what has heretofore been conveyed out of the above described property as will appear in the Cleveland county Registry. Said property is commonly known as 1309 South Battleground Avenue, Kings Mountain, NC 28086. Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs or Forty-Five Cents (45¢) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS WHERE IS.” There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, right of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record, To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is DON PARRIS and wife, LISA PARRIS. 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 day’s written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that 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. If the Trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the Trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. C. Andrew Neisler, Jr. CLONINGER & NEISLER, TRUSTEE P.O. Box 515, Kings Mountain, NC 28086 PHONE: (704) 739-4766 FAX: (704) 739-6485 KMH3588 (3/12 &19/2014)

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND File No: 13 SP 434 SECOND NOTICE OF SALE TAKE NOTICE THAT: FORMTEXT Raintree Realty and Construction, Inc., Substitute Trustee, has begun proceedings to FORECLOSE under the Deed of Trust described below, and 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: The instrument pursuant to which such sale will be held is that certain Deed of Trust executed by Danny C. Goforth and Donna M. Goforth, as husband and wife, original mortgagor FORMTEXT s, and recorded in the Office of the Cleveland County Register of Deeds in Deed of Trust Book 1357, at Page 323. 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: Donia B. Goforth Hopper The property will be sold by the Substitute Trustee at 11:00 a.m. on the 2nd day of April, 2014 at the Cleveland County Courthouse door in the City of Shelby, North Carolina. The real property to be sold is generally described as 1003 Cleveland Avenue, Grover, North Carolina 28073* and is more particularly described as follows: Being all of that property described in that certain Deed of Trust recorded in Book 1357, at Page 323 of the Cleveland County, North Carolina Registry. Any 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 Cleveland County, North Carolina Registry. *The general description of the property is provided for convenience but is not guaranteed; the legal description in the Deed of Trust controls. Any buildings located on the above-described property are also included in the sale. 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 per-

cent (5.0%) of the amount of the bid or Seven Hundred Fifty and no/100 Dollars ($750.00). 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. The property will be sold subject to all unpaid taxes and special assessments. 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. 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 20th day of February, 2014. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE: RAINTREE REALTY AND CONSTRUCTION, INC. Joel T. York, Vice President P.O. Box 8942 Asheville, NC 28814 Phone: 828-777-5250 KMH3590 (3/19 & 26/2014)

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Legals STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION FILE NO.: 14-E-111 IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF: David L. Huffstetler EXECUTOR”S NOTICE Having qualified on the 18th day of February, 2014 as Executor of the Estate of DAVID L. HUFFSTETLER, , deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the under-

signed attorney of the Executor on or before the 5th day of June, 2014, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate will please make immediate payment. This the 25th day of February, 2014. Clayward C. Corry, Jr. Charles G. Sipes, Executor Corry Law Firm PO Box 920, Kings Mountain, NC 28086 KMH3583 (3/05,12,19 & 26,/2014

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STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on the 20th day of February, 2013 as Executor of the Estate of Lois Tittle, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned David Tittle, Executor on or before the 26th day of May,

2014, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate will please make immediate payment. This the 26th day of February, 2014. David Tittle, Executor Estate of: Lois Tittle 3044 Sparrow Springs Road, Gastonia, N.C. 28052 KMH3581 (2/26, 3/05,12, &19/2014)

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Mountaineer tennis team unbeaten in three matches Kings Mountain High's tennis team is off to a 3-0 start after defeating Lincolnton twice in non-conference action and Draughn in its first-ever SMAC match. The Mountaineers edged Lincolnton 5-3 in its season opener, winning four singles and one doubles match. The other doubles match was cancelled. Alex Lovelace, Devin Ayscue, Bailey Goodson and Jordan Bullins played exceptionally well to pull out the KM singles wins. The Mountaineers defeated the Wolves again 7-2, winning all six singles matches. Singles winners were Isaiah Cole, Dylan Irvin, Gibson Conner, Dal-

ton Cash, Landon Irvin and Devin Ayscue. Kings Mountain shutout Draughn 9-0 in the conference opener Friday. There were only 14 total games lost in the six singles matches. Singles players picking up wins were Cole, Irvin, Conner, Cash, Robert Baker and Irvin. "Our players are truly wanting to send a message to our conference opponents that we have all intentions of contending for a conference championship," said Coach Rick Henderson. "We are young, but each and every match our players are building on their self-confidence. I'm very excited about this

year's team and how they have progressed over the few weeks. We are very solid from top to bottom and we have a number of players that can fill the void and step up to the plate whether it's in singles or doubles. "Having started 3-0 against or opponents, we need to keep our focus on one match at a time and not get ahead of ourselves. Being undefeated is a great feeling, but we know there is some tough competition between now and the end of the season. I think our biggest conference matches will be against Crest and Shelby."

Tillman, Petty selected All-District basketball Kings Mountain High senior basketball players James Tillman and Monique Petty have been selected to the All-Distrct team which includes players from Cleveland, Rutherford, Burke, Catawba, Gaston and Lincoln counties. Tillman was selected to the All-District first team and Petty was named to the All-District third team. The boys first team included another player with Kings Mountain ties. Kerrion Moore of Hunter Huss is the son of former Kings

Mountain athlete Jeff Lockhart of Grover. Other SMAC players on the boys first team were Gabe Devoe of Shelby and Devonte Boykins of East Rutherford. Travis Waldroup-Rodriguez of East Rutherfod was named to the second team and Mon’Darius Black of Shelby was selected to the third team. D.J. Cunningham of Cherryville was selected to the second team. Rachel Camp of East Rutherford and Adiyah Ussery of Crest made the

Taming the Lions Kings Mountain High soccer players have control of the ball in last week’s 2-0 victory over Shelby in a SMAC 2A/3A game at Gamble Stadium. In top photo, KM’s MC Dellinger (2) advances the ball down the field, and in the lower photo Kimberlee Farris (7) heads the ball. The Lady Mountaineers were scheduled to host Crest last night and travel to RS Central Friday.

girls first team. Lauren Arney and Sydney Huss of East Burke, Ta'ja Twitty of RS Central and Abby Robinson of Draughn made the second team. Tia Bristol of RS Central joined Petty on the third team. Players of the year were Gabe Devoe of Shelby and Rachel Camp of East Rutherford. Coaches of the year were Casey Rogers (boys) of Freedom and Amber Fox of Freedom.

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GOVERNMENT KINGS MOUNTAIN CITY COUNCIL meets last Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at Kings Mountain City Hall, 101 W. Gold St.

CLUB MEETINGS AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY meets the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. at the American Legion Post 155, E. Gold Street. DOUGH MAKERS INVESTMENT CLUB – The Dough Makers Investment Club (for women) usually meets every third Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at the Edward Jones Office at 307 B East King Street. For information, please contact the Edward Jones Office at 704-739-0997 or Esther Plonk, President 704-739-1917. KINGS MOUNTAIN ROTARY CLUB Every Thursday, noon, at the Patrick Senior Center, 909 E. King St. KINGS MOUNTAIN WOMAN’S CLUB – Meets the 4th Monday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Kings Mountain Woman’s Club, E. Mountain St. MILITARY SUPPORT GROUP – Meets every fourth Thursday of every month at Central United Methodist Church. KM KIWANIS CLUB – Meets each Thursday at 6:30 p.m. for dinner in the Community Room (lower level) at the Mauney Memorial Library, S. Piedmont Ave. KM LIONS CLUB– Meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month at 6:30 p.m. at Linwood Restaurant, 805 Cleveland Ave. HEART Ball will be held March 22 at LeGrand Center. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS: Kings Mountain– Christ the King Catholic Church, 714 Stone St., 6:30 p.m., meets 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. Contact: Mary (704) 482-8690. You may also call the Reach Line & Information at (704) 319-1625, or go to The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop eating compulsively. There are no dues or fees for membership. The groups are self-supporting. POSITIVE ATTITUDES WALKING CLUB - There is an open invitation to all Kings Mountain ladies to join the Positive Attitudes Walking Club. The club members walk in various downtown areas of Kings Mountain during lunch hours. An inspirational devotion is provided. For more information call 704-472-4403.

PATRICK SENIOR CENTER BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC – Meets the third Wednesday of the month from 10– 11:30 a.m. in the Craft Room, sponsored by Gentiva. S.H.O.P. Program to assist the needy in our community. Items to donate in March are saltine crackers and jelly; cooking oil for April. BACKPACK PROJECT – Please bring in non-perishable food items for our backpack project. These backpacks go to students who need a little extra food over the weekend. Suggested items are: individual cereal packs (can be eaten without milk), Pop Tarts, individual prepared dinners (mac & cheese, spaghetti, etc.), fruit cups, applesauce, pudding cups, Beenie Weenies, peanut butter, juice boxes, crackers or cookies. FREE COMPUTER CLASSES taught by Pat Bolte are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the H.

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Your guide to area events Lawrence Patrick Senior Center. Emphasis is on individual attention. TAI CHI CLASS – Tuesdays and Thursdays 2-3 p.m. in Conference Room I. Andrew Baker is instructor of Tai Chi 4 Health & Balance and a donation of $3 per person is requested. Rotating exercises, health lessons, and surprise extras keep it fresh. All donations will go toward purchase of DVDs for the class. SILVER ARTS/SENIOR GAMESAwards luncheon will be on March 26 at 11:30 a.m. NEW BEGINNER LINE DANCES Beginners Line Dance classes are taught by Archie Cherpak each Wednesday from 12:30 p.m. at the Patrick Center. DUTCH LUNCH BUNCH – If you like to eat and want to laugh and enjoy the company of others, join the Dutch Lunch Bunch open to any senior 55 and older. $1 fee for transportation to a restaurant. LUNCH BUNCH will travel April 9 to Ole Carolina BBQ in Gastonia and the bus departs at 11 a.m. Cost of trip is $1 each. Sign up early at the Center. HESTER HAYNES offers personal care services (manicures and pedicures) on Wednesdays, March 26 and April 7 and 23 by appointment. SUPPORT GROUPS AT PATRICK CENTER- First Tuesdays 5:30 p.m. Evening Alzheimer’s Support Group, Neisler Life Enrichment Center, Kings Mountain; first Wednesdays at 10 a.m. depression support group, Patrick Center; second Tuesdays 5:30 p.m. Evening Dementia support group, Life Enrichment Center, Shelby; fourth Tuesdays 6 p.m. Parkinson’s Support Group, Life Enrichment Center, Shelby; last Mondays at 2 p.m. diabetic support and education, Patrick Senior Center. CITY OF KINGS MOUNTAIN SPECIAL EVENTS - Firehouse Cook-off April 18 and 19 at the walking track; Easter Egg Hunt April 19; Over the Mountain Triathlon May 17; Memorial Day observance May 26, 2014.

HOSPICE The Hospice Store - Located at 323 E. Marion Street beside Dollar General near Uptown Shelby. Please call Angela Jones at 704-751-3530 if you have items to donate or for volunteer opportunities. Store Hours: Wednesday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. REFLECTIONS SUPPORT GROUP – Tuesday, March 25 and April 1, 8, 15, 2014 5:30-7 p.m. Hospice Cleveland County Administration Building. Call 704-487-4577 extension 162 to register. Make every effort to attend all six sessions of this grief-sharing group. HOSPICE TRAINING CLASS – March 20, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. or 5:30-9:30 p.m. Hospice Cleveland County Administrative Building.

and Nancy Valrance. HOSPICE CHICKEN DINNER FUNDRAISER – Friday, April 4, from 3-7 p.m. at Hospice Cleveland County Administration building - ½ chicken, slaw, pickles, baked beans, rolls, dessert for $10 plate. Drive through only. Free business delivery for orders of 10 or more available for advanced purchased. Chicken prepared by Doug Fortenberry. Tickets may be purchased at the Hospice Administration Building, the Hospice Store or by calling 704-487-4677 p.m. KINGS MOUNTAIN GATEWAY TRAILS, Inc., 807 Battleground Ave., ½ mile from downtown Kings Mountain, 704739-4755 – in celebration of being designated a National Recreation Trail August 2013. MARCH 22: 9 a.m.-10 a.m. Walk with a Doc at Gateway Trail.

KINGS MOUNTAIN HISTORICAL MUSEUM FEB. 1-MAY 24- Common Threads: Kings Mountain’s Textile Heritage from Prehistory to Today. This exhibit celebrates the rich history of Kings Mountain and the surrounding area. Hands-on activities to help children and adults better understand textile technologies and their importance to society – a common thread in Kings Mountain’s culture from prehistory to today. Common Threads is proudly sponsored by J.E.Herndon Company, Neisler Brothers, Inc., Patrick Yarn Mils, Inc. and Specialty Textiles, Inc. THURSDAY, MARCH 27 – 5:30 p.m.‘’Shakespeare’s Spear: the History of Heraldry’’- Learn about the fascinating history of heraldry – the art and science of blazoning Coats of Arts. Participants can create their own coat of arms; fun for the whole family. Presented in partnership with Mauney Memorial Library’s 2014 Community Read, “Whole Lotta Shakespeare Goin’ On.’’ The Museum is open Tuesdays-Saturdays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 100 E. Mountain Street in Kings Mountain, Adria L. Focht, and Director & Curator.

SOUTHERN ARTS SOCIETY 301 N. Piedmont Ave. Gift Shop also featuring fine art, ceramics, woodwork, jewelry and wearable art. Ongoing – Offering art and pottery classes, and ongoing art exhibits by local and regional artists. Hours: Tuesday through Friday 10 am.-4 pm; or by appointment contact 704-739-5585 or 704739-2056. March 4-29: Doug Knotts Solo Show; Anthropomorphic Beings & Ritual Objects April 1-25: Barbara O’Neal Davis Group Show, Reception Saturday, April 5 from 7-9 p.m. The Friday Four: Barbara O’Neal Davis, Lynn Schilling, Susan Walker

MAUNEY MEMORIAL LIBRARY LAST TUESDAY of each month, 6:30 p.m. “A Company of Readers” Book Club in Community Room. Open to the public. Have fun and make friends at this unique book club, a gathering of different ages and varied tastes. Read the book of your choice and participate by briefly sharing. STORY TIME on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The Tuesday group includes 3-5 year old preschoolers. Thursday group is geared for birth to 2 years old. Join the Library staff at 10 a.m. in the Community Room. PLAYGROUP on Fridays, for birth to 5 years old, 10-11:30 a.m. in the Community Room. Unless otherwise listed, all events will be at the Mauney Memorial Library, 100 S. Piedmont Ave., Kings Mountain. AMERICAN LEGION POST 155 has BINGO every Friday night starting at 6 p.m. Food is available. CLEVELAND COUNTY BLOODMOBILE SCHEDULE APRIL- Swoogers, Kings Mountain, 1:30-6 p.m., April 7 from 3-7:30 p.m. First Baptist Church, Grover; April 15 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Gardner Webb University, Boiling Springs; April 22, Shelby Presbyterian Church 1:30-6 p.m., April 25 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Patrick Senior Center, Kings Mountain. KINGS MOUNTAIN WOMAN’S CLUB will hold an indoor Attic Sale, rain or shine, Saturday, April 5, from 8 a.m.-12 noon, 109 E. Mountain Street. Table spaces are for rent for $10 per table with vendors setting up on Friday evening. Many vendors and great buys for everyone will be offered. Mail check for table rental to PO Box 1343, Kings Mountain, NC 28086. GOOD HOPE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, Cansler St., Free after-school program on Monday and Wednesday each week from 3:30-5:30 p.m. for help with homework. Parents must provide transportation. BUSINESS SHOWCASE runs through April 2 and features exhibits by Kings Mountain area businesses at Kings Mountain City Hall.

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

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3rd grader Jaleighia Adams plays the part of an evil genius at the Fairy Tale Picture Booth during a break from classes at West School on Saturday.

Making the most of school on a Saturday PRESCHOOL ST. PATRICK’S DAY FUN – Preschoolers tried to catch a leprechaun during a fun program on St. Patrick’s Day Monday at Grace Christian Academy. They made a trap and when they were out of the classroom the leprechaun left little green footprints into their room and made a mess. He also left behind gold (chocolate coins) for the children.

FIREFIGHTERS ACADEMY GRADUATION – Pictured are graduates of the Spring Firefighter Academy. Front row, from left, Keegan Sylvester, Austin Butler, Jurgen Kohler, Joseph Cagle, T.J. King, and Frankie Key; second row, from left, Reily Delk, Paul Wessolleck, Tyler Laughridge, Cory Gibson, Andrew Peterson, Ryan Morrison, Matthew Rollins, Dylan Hill and Joshua Worsham. The next Fire fighter Academy will be held June 15-August 15, 2014 at the Brown Emergency Training Center on the grounds of Cleveland Community College. For more information call Jimmy Hensley, 704-669-4193. This is a nine week, 400 hours of instruction in intense training and students become certified as Firefighter I and II in hazardous materials and physical training.

Foreign travel vaccines to begin April 1 in county In an effort to serve residents in the most timely and efficient way possible, the Cleveland County Health Department will begin offering appointments for Foreign Travel vaccines effective April 1. Appointments will be available Monday-Friday from 8:00 am-10:00 am and 2:00 pm4:00 pm. To schedule an appointment, you may call 704-484-5154 or 704-6693176, Monday-Friday be-

tween the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. When calling to schedule an appointment for Foreign Travel vaccines, please have your insurance information available. Please bring this information on the day of your appointment. If you do not have insurance, or if it is determined that your insurance company does not cover the cost of the vaccine, payment will be required prior to the service being rendered. For

everyone’s convenience, while not required, residents are encouraged to schedule an appointment for Foreign Vaccines to help ensure the most efficient service possible. For questions regarding cost or requirements for foreign travel, you may contact the Cleveland County Health Department immunization clinic at 704-4845154.

School may have been in session on Saturday, but that didn’t keep spirits down at West Elementary. Students dressed in costumes to portray characters from their favorite books and then gave colorful reports to their fellow classmates. And there were fun times in the school gym, where 3rd graders took part in the school’s annual Fairy Tale Celebration,

1st grader Alyssa Whitney is dressed as a dog for her book report on “Biscuit,� by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, in teacher Robin Wilson’s classroom on Saturday.

where kids competed to build the best marshmallow-and-toothpick house, run in an If-The-Shoe-Fits race and create their own ice cream treats. Cleveland County School students attended classes Saturday as part of a snowday make up plan brought on by nasty weather in January and March.

Philip-Mark Bryce is dressed as Thomas the Train for his book report in teacher Brittany Greenwood’s 1st grade class at West Elementary.

Rabies case reported on Elam Road March 5 A four-month-old Shepherd/Husky mix puppy left on the side of Elam Road on March 5 has tested positive for rabies, according to the Cleveland County Health Department. The dog became ill March 9 and died on March 14. Any person bitten or ex-

posed to potentially infectious saliva from the dog from Feb. 22 through March 14 should contact their local health care provider or the local health department for a rabies risk assessment. A second similar puppy was left on the side of the road with the rabid puppy

and has not been seen since March 5th but has been exposed to rabies. Anyone who can identify the puppy is asked to call Animal Control at 704-481-9884. The Kings Mountain case is the first case of rabies identified this year by county health officials.

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