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SPORTS, 1B Lady Mountaineers blank Huss in home opener

Edward Ouellette wins the ‘Hunger Games’ at KMHS, 1C

CCS budget calls for no job cuts, more pay ELIZABETH STEWART

No job cuts and "a few more dollars in teachers' pockets" are highlights of Cleveland County School's proposed 2012-13 budget. The board of education is pondering a proposed budget expected to increase $2.1 million next year to save 60 teaching positions, increase teacher pay supplements and add 22 jobs. The projections were presented by CCS finance director Dr. David Lee to the school board Monday night. The board is expected to vote on a proposed budget April 23 and present it to county commissioners in May. Responding to a question from board

member Shearra Miller, Lee said that the board will not have to seek an additional funding appropriation from the Cleveland County Board of Commissioners, which helps fund school projects. He said the budget addition will come from the school system's local fund balance. "I am glad we're able to give our teachers a little bit of a raise," said member Philip Glover. Supt. Dr. Bruce Boyles added that "it's time. This is a modest increase our employees deserve." Boyles commended Lee, saying Lee "is a master at shifting and saving federal dollars using position allotments and there's an art to what he does." Boyles also noted that the

staff has used numerous means in a judicious way "to live off less". Lee called the reductions in discretionary funds "a huge burden." "Saving jobs, that's the good news," Lee told the board, adding that the bad news is that CCS will lose over $2 million in federal stimulus funds and increasing discretionary reductions from the state. He said the budget request for 2012-13, including the $2 million increase, is $149,639,164 and the projected ending balance for 2012 is $147,539,335. Lee said the additional budget request creates 15 classroom positions to reduce class size at a cost of $626,254; an internal auditor position at a cost of $89,539; two technological specialists, one for middle school science and one for elementary liter-

A Gateway to History KINGS MOUNTAIN GEOLOGICAL KINGS MOUNTAIN GEOLOGICAL BELTBELT Dr. A.E. Foote founded the Foote Mineral Company in 1876 as a purveyor of rare minerals. Foote became a major producer of lithium chemicals when it acquired the right to mine spodumene ore (lithium) in Kings Mountain in the early 1950s. After World War II, the Department of Energy secured the rights to the isotope 6, derived from the lithium molecule for the development of the hydrogen bomb. This put Foote in the forefront of the lithium industry as the mineral was also used in the manufacturing of glass,

See CCS, 7A

Special motorcade to come through city Saturday a.m. Public encouraged to welcome Vietnam Veterans on way to Charlotte homecoming

The Cardio mountain and the flat top plateau near the trail head are made from the soil and rocks that came out of the Chemetall Foote quarry. Forest restoration began by trees being planted by the mine company on certain areas of the property. This quarry is no longer an active site for mining.

greases, ceramics, aluminum, and later the development of other uses for pharmaceuticals, batteries, and energy storage. In 2011-12 Foote constructed a new $IFNFUBMM'PPUF lithium hydroxide plant in Kings Mountain in order to meet the growing demand of lithium raw materials for the all-important lithium ion battery for the electric vehicle. Lithium brine is also used in air conditioning systems, for dehumidification in food, for moisture control, and lithium carbonate for use in the treatment of bipolar disorders.

acy at a cost of $116,844; four curricular technology coordinators at the four smallest elementary schools (East, West, North and Casar) currently without assistant principals at a cost of $116,844; two new technology specialists to maintain the increasing amount of technology in the schools at a cost of $100,578; contracted services to assist technology staff in the transitioning from Post Road to the new technology center at the repurposed Shelby Middle School at a cost of $135,000; witness access ports for the new technology center at a cost of $35,000. The proposed budget increase reflects a 10 percent increase in the teacher supplement

Beryl ore – Beryllium

Muscovite mica

These minerals were once mined at Chemetall Foote to be used in chemical compounds, ceramics, glass, batteries, and TV glass. The spodumene deposit was recognized in 1906, but its economic significance was not realized Chemetall Foote Corp. is located on adjoining property to the trail and granted more than 70 acres of land in a

Spodumene, an ore of lithium

Quartz or Calcium Carbonate extracted 600' below ground

until 1938, when mining began by Foote Mineral Co. By 1988, the easily accessible spodumene had been mined. Chemetall Foote continues to process lithium ore from an overseas source.

A group of Vietnam Veterans from Asheville and Hendersonville are set to pass through Kings Mountain on their way to Charlotte Saturday around 9 a.m. The motorcade of veterans will be heading to Charlotte Motor Speedway for a Vietnam Veterans Homecoming. The city encourages everyone to come out and welcome the veterans as they pass through town. Special Events Director Ellis Noell said that they plan to have welcoming crowds at each overpass of Hwy. 74 (near Ingles, the one on Oak Grove Road, and the one on Piedmont Avenue). For more information, call Noell at 704-730-2103. The Vietnam Veterans Homecoming celebration, to which all Vietnam veterans are invited, will feature entertainment by the Charlie Daniels Band and George Clinton.

conservation easement to the Kings Mountain Gateway Trails, Inc. for walking, hiking and biking.

Houses could be Signs set to bring KM's off to rehab if past to present along Trails city gets grant An example of the sign honoring the history of land donor Rockwood Holding's Chemetall Foote Corp.


First of a 6-part series A new view is coming soon to the Gateway Trails and with it… a lesson in history and geology. Six 24" x 36" fiber-glass embedded informational signs are being crafted for the greenway - a project paid for by a $10,000 Golden Leaf grant the Trails received last year. The signs will be addressing topics from Kings Mountain's rich geological and mining history to the stories behind some of the trails' largest land donors. Gateway Trails President Shirley Brutko hopes the signs will be installed in time for their annual benefit race. The Gateway 5K/10K Run, Fun Run and Walk kicks off at 8 a.m. April 28th at the trailhead, 807 S. Battleground Ave. The first sign, set to overlook

part of a mine pit that has long since been given back to nature, will highlight some of the work of Chemetall Foote, a company that has donated more than 70 acres to the trail. The "Kings Mountain Geological Belt" sign will feature Chemetall's history with notes on the minerals once mined on its land: beryl ore - beryllium, muscovite mica, spodumene - an ore of lithium, and quartz or calcium carbonate extracted 600 feet below ground. The sign reads, "These minerals were once mined at Chemetall Foote to be used in chemical compounds, ceramics, glass, batteries and TV glass. The spodumene deposit was recognized in 1906, but its economic significance was not realized until 1938, when mining began by Foote Mineral Co. By 1988, the easily accessible spodumene had been mined. Chemetall Foote continues to process

lithium ore from an overseas source." Chemetall Foote is set to play a significant role in the transportation revolution, producing compounds needed to power electric vehicles with lithium batteries. "The cardio mountain and the flat top plateau near the trail head are made from the soil and rocks that came out of the Chemetall Foote quarry," according to the sign. "Forest restoration began by trees being planted by the mine company on certain areas of the property." "Now people will be able to go out on the trail and they'll be able to stop and learn the history of the trail and the area," said Brutko, who designed the signs with the help of historians and geologists. In next week's Herald, catch a glimpse of another sign slated for the Gateway Trail.

Seven or more houses in the Wilson Street/Cherokee Street area of the city may be in for some help in rehabilitation if a new North Carolina Catalyst Category grant comes to the city. City Council Tuesday night was conducting the second public hearing before submitting a Community Block Grant application for $500,000. Planning Director Steve Killian said that the next round of CBDG funds will be available shortly after April 30 but the city would be competing for the money with other cities in the state. "Rehabilitation of deteriorated housing units would help stop a decline in the neighborhood," said Killian in a memorandum to city council. Killian said that all CDBG projects must directly benefit low and mod-

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erate income persons or households. Cleveland County HUD income limits: one person household, annual income $28,500; two persons, $32,550; and the income level increases with more occupants. At Tuesday's meeting city council was expected to award the bid for the Galilee Community/Center Street sewer improvements paid for by a CDBG grant. Four construction companies bid for the job and bidders were: Kennedy Concrete & Utilities, Inc., $367,563; Wesson Septic Tank Service, $386,111.50; GATC Contracting, $449,051.67, and Steppe Construction, Inc., $490,248.

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Michael E. Burns YORK, SC - Michael Edward Burns, 56, 9078 Kings Drive, York, SC, died Sunday, March 18, 2012 at Mercy Hospital, Charlotte, NC. He was born in York County, SC, son of the late Bobby Short. He was preceded in death by his son, Ronnie Short. Mr. Burns was retired from MDI, Charlotte, NC. Surviving are his m o t h e r, Naomi Jones Short of Yo r k , SC; son, Chris Burns and wife, Shonda, of Boone; daughter, Robin Johnson of Black Mountain, NC; brothers, Preston Short, York, SC, William Short, Kings Mountain, NC and Bobby Short, Blacksburg, SC; sisters, Tammy Burton, York, SC, Barbara Guffey, Bessemer City, and Sandy Green, Kings Mountain, NC; and five grandchildren. The funeral service was conducted Thursday, March 22, at 2 p.m. at Ollie Harris Memorial Chapel at Harris Funeral Home. Rev. Barry Philbeck officiated and interment in Kings Mountain’s Mountain Rest Cemetery. The family received friends Wednesday evening. March 21, from 6-8 p.m. at Harris Funeral Home and other times at the home, 9078 Kings Drive, York, South Carolina. Memorials may be made to Shriner’s Hospital, 604 Doug Mayes Place, NC 28262 or Mercy Hospital Critical Care Unit, 2001 Vail Ave., Charlotte, NC 28262. A guest register is avail-


able at Harris Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Harris Funeral Home William Z. (Bill) Cashion KINGS MOUNTAIN William Z. (Bill) Cashion, 83, 1006 York Rd., died Thursday, March 22, 2012, at Gaston Memorial Hospital in Gastonia. He was born in Cleveland County, NC, to the late W. S. Cashion and Cora Ya t e s Cashion and was also preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Joyce Falls Cashion, and sisters, Lucille Terry and Margaret Romine. Mr. Cashion was a member of New Life Family Worship Center in Kings Mountain and was retired from Kings Mountain District Schools after 31 years of service. He served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. Surviving are his son, William Z. “Bill” Cashion Jr. and wife Birgitta and their daughter, Linda, all of Sweden; daughter, Becky Bumgardner and husband, Mike; grandson, Mike Bumgardner II and wife, Jennifer, and granddaughter Beth Etters and husband, Justin, all of Kings Mountain. The graveside service at Mountain Rest Cemetery was conducted Saturday, March 24, immediately following the visitation from 3-5 p.m. at New Life Family Worship

Center, 428 Oak Grove Road, in Kings Mountain. Memorials may be made to New Life Family Worship Center, 428 Oak Grove Road, Kings Mountain, NC 28086. A guest register is available at Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain, NC, was in charge of arrangements.

Harris Funeral Home Donald Keith ‘Chubb’ Cobb KINGS MOUNTAIN- Mr. Donald Keith “Chubb” Cobb, 78, 112 Water Oak Street, passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center. A native of Cleveland County, he was born January 18, 1934, son of the late Foley and Ruth Aileen Bennett Cobb. He was retired from STI in Kings Mountain. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by one son, Danny Cobb; two sisters, Dorothy Tignor and Bonnie Horne; two brothers, Jim Cobb and Foley Cobb, Jr. He is survived by his wife, Claudine Ray Cobb of the home; one son, Donnie Cobb of Kings Mountain; two daughters, Tammy Soots of Lenoir, NC and Patty Sprouse and husband Arthur of Kings Mountain; one sister, Betty Metz and husband Bob of Hilton Head, SC; five grandchildren, Tina Tran and husband Khanh of Bessemer City, Jessica Sprouse of Cullowhee, NC, Breanna Cobb of Earl, NC, and Tyler and Derek Soots of Lenoir, NC; one great grandchild, Ethan Tran of

Bessemer City. The family would like to thank Mr. Cobb’s caregiver, Amy Blackburn, for the care she gave him during his time of need. A funeral service was conducted by the Rev. Freddie Grigg at 3 p.m. Saturday March 24, at Clay-Barnette Funeral Home Chapel of Kings Mountain. The family received friends prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial followed the service in Mountain Rest Cemetery. Condolences can be made online at Clay-Barnette Funeral Home of Kings Mountain was serving the family.

J.S. Morrison KINGS MOUNTAIN Jeffrey Scott Morrison, 51, died Thursday, March 22, 2012 at Gaston Memorial Hospital. The funeral service was conducted Monday, March 26, 2012 at 4 p.m. at Ollie Harris Memorial Chapel at Harris Funeral Home, interment following in Mountain Rest Cemetery.

Josephine Sellers KINGS MOUNTAIN Josephine McDaniel Sellers, 98, resident of Kings Mountain, went to be with the Lord March 23, 2012 at Kings Mountain Hospice House. She was born in Cleveland County, NC to the late John Dixon “Dixie” McDaniel and Lula Gof o r t h M c Daniel and was also preceded in death by her husband, William Owen Sellers, stepmother, Annie McDaniel; daughter ,Jean Sellers Manley; brothers, Glenn McDaniel and Clyde McDaniel; sister, Sarah Stroup; granddaughter, Melanie Sellers, and daughterin-law, Carol Lee Sellers. A member of Bethlehem Baptist Church, she retired from McGinnis Department Store as a seamstress. Surviving are her sons, Robert William Sellers and wife, Martha, Forest City, and Donald Lewis Sellers, Charlotte; daughter, Syble Burton and husband, Keith, Belmont; brothers, Charles McDaniel, Bill McDaniel, Rodger McDaniel and Gerald McDaniel, all of Kings Mountain, and Naaman McDaniel and Durwood McDaniel, both of Shelby; sisters, Helen Roberts, Cherryville, Ruth Sanders, Kings Mountain, and Martha Wright, Hickory; 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. The funeral service was conducted Sunday, March 25, 2012 at 3 p.m. at Bethlehem Baptist Church. Dr. Steve Taylor officiated and interment was in Bethlehem Baptist

iesin Davis, 38, Shelby, speeding. MARCH 22: Matthew David Frazier, 22, 405-101 Cleveland Ridge Trail, no insurance, no registration. MARCH 22: Nathaniel Camp, 21, 1010 Cleveland Ave., no operator’s license, careless driving, failure to report an accident. MARCH 23: Ashley Floder, 32, Gastonia, expired tag. MARCH 25: Austin Larkin Gilbert, 20, 505 W. Gold St., seat belt violation. MARCH 25: Matthew Stephen Grindle, 22, Bessemer City, seat belt violation. INCIDENTS MARCH 15: A resident of Baker Street reported theft of a number of items valued at nearly $1100. MARCH 18: Police recovered a semi-automatic firearm owned by a Rollingbrook Road resident. MARCH 19: St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 201 N. Piedmont Ave., reported $250 damage to a copper gutter down spout by someone cutting the gutters and folding the pieces, putting them in a bag and leaving the scene. MARCH 21: Dollar General, 1012-1014 Shelby Rd., reported larceny of money intended for deposit. MARCH 23: A resident of Fulton Drive reported theft of a cell phone. MARCH 24: Bridges Hardware, W. King St., reported theft of a dog house and six bales of pine needles. WRECKS MARCH 16: Officer K.L. Putnam said that Joshua An-

drew Stewart, 249 Gary Beam Road Unit 7, was driving his 1988 Ford on the 74 bypass, left the road and lost control of the car when he pulled back into the roadway. He was transported to Cleveland Regional Medical Center. Property damages were estimated at $5,000. MARCH 19: Officer B M. Black said that Thomas Coleman of Charlotte was backing his 2001 Nissan from a parking space at McDonalds on NC 161 and struck a 2005 Chrysler operated by Eric Williams, 379 Pinnacle Road. Property damages were estimated at $1500. MARCH 19: Officer M.J. Howard said that Judy Hovis, 613 Mauney Ave., was backing her 2005 Dodge from The Subway, 105 York Road, and struck a 1998 Buick operated by Patsy Sparrow, 325 Oak Grove Road. Property damages were minor. MARCH 20: Officer Bryan McGinnis said that a 1998 Volvo operated by Andrew Inman, 820 First St., struck a 2003 Honda operated by Erin Johnson, 312 Scotland Drive doing minor damages. The accident happened on NC 216 as Johnson was in the turning lane. MARCH 20: Officer B. M. Black said that a 1998 Honda operated by Janelle Whisnant, 507 Monroe Ave., bumped a parked 2003 Chevy owned by George Pasour, 140 East End Drive, in the parking lot of Food Lion on E. King Street. Property damages were minor. MARCH 20: Officer B. L. Wilkinson said that Stanley Dean Day, 112 Stowe Aces, was backing his 2000 Ford from the parking lot at Tobacco Barn and bumped a parked 2005 Nissan

Clay Barnette Funeral Home Howard Jackson KINGS MOUNTAIN William Howard Jackson, 91, died Saturday, March 24, 2012 at White Oak Manor in Kings Mountain. He had retired from the City of Kings Mountain after 23 years of service. The funeral service was conducted Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 4 p .m. at Family Worship Center Church of God, interment following in Mountain Rest Cemetery.

Church Cemetery. The family received friends Sunday, March 25, 2012 from 1 p.m.-2:45 p.m. in the Christian Activities Center at Bethlehem Baptist Church. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Cleveland County, Kings Mountain Hospice House, 951 Wendover Heights Dr., Shelby, NC or Hospice Charlotte Region, 1420 East Seventh Street, Charlotte, NC 28204. A guest register is available at Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain, NC, was in charge of arrangements.

Harris Funeral Home Delores Sisk KINGS MOUNTAIN Delores “Sissy” Hinson Sisk, 45, of 109-3 Conners Drive, died Friday, March 23, 2012 at Kings Mountain Hospital. The funeral service was conducted Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 4 p.m. at Ollie Harris Memorial Chapel at Harris Funeral Home, interment following in Mountain Rest Cemetery. Somphanvanh Siphanthone KINGS MOUNTAIN Somphanvanh Siphanthone, 37, of 1523 S. Battleground Ave., died Monday, March 26, 2012 at her home. She was the wife of Chantho Siphanthone. The funeral service will be conducted Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 12 p.m. at Ollie Harris Memorial Chapel at Harris Funeral Home. Visitation is Friday, March 30, 2012 from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.


ARRESTS MARCH 19: Jack Johnston, 41, 205 Duke St., breaking and entering, a felony, $15,000 bond, secured. MARCH 19: Jason Glenn Ingle, 32, 101 Beech Lane, possession of stolen property, misdemeanor larceny, possession of stolen burglary, a felony, $25,000 bond, secured. MARCH 19: Daniel Lee Conner, 22, 414 Clinton Dr., simple possession marijuana, $1,000 bond, secured. MARCH 22: Tonya Renee Varnadore,32, 803 Fourth St., failure to appear-order for arrest- driving while license revoked, failure to appear, order for arrest, expired registration,

$500 bond, secured. MARCH 22: Lindsay Nicole Whitaker, 26, 103 Patterson Rd., school attendance violation, secured bond. MARCH 22: Timmy Whitaker Jr., 29, 103 Patterson Rd., school attendance violation, secured bond. MARCH 23: Matthew Junior Hannah, 22, 209 E. Parker St., felony larceny, $1,000 bond, secured. MARCH 23: Daniel Christopher Ransom, 22, Bessemer City, felony larceny, $1,000 bond, secured. MARCH 25: Richard Rinezal, 47, Grover, assault on female, criminal summons. CITATIONS

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MARCH 15: A 16-year-old male student was cited for assaulting a student with his fists at the high school. MARCH 20: Zachary Belk, 19, 107 Buin Rd., revoked license. MARCH 20: A 17-year-old male student and a 16-year-old student were cited for causing a public disturbance. Police said they were engaging in a pushing match in the hallway during class change at the high school. MARCH 21: Erika Summer Dabbs, 18, Grover, speeding. MARCH 21: Annie Jenkins Mauney, 57, 115 N. Piedmont Ave., expired tag, no electronic inspection. MARCH 21: Shenan Fredell McSwain, 35, Shelby, speeding. MARCH 22: Roy Junior Young, 53, 113 Pearce Dr., speeding, revoked license, no motorcycle license. MARCH 22: Shawn Tal-

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owned by Mark Christopher Baity, 707 Stone St. Damages were minor. MARCH 21: Ptl. Whittington said that Kevin Ingram, 317 Oak Grove Road, was driving a 1998 Nissan which left Waco Road, hit a ditch, small trees and came to rest against a utility pole. No injuries were reported. Estimated damage to the vehicle was $3500. MARCH 21: Cpl. C. K. Davis said that Deana Kramer, 1400 Merrimont Dr., was sitting in her 2006 Chevrolet in line at Bojangles when a 2007 Dodge operated by Steven Gilbert, Setauket, NY, passed and “she felt her car rock and a tire go down.” Gilbert said he misjudged the distance and bumped her car. Damage was minor. MARCH 21: Cpl. K. L. Putnam said that Christianna Haenlein, King George, Va., fell asleep at the wheel of her car on US Highway 74 East and struck a cable post doing $2,000 damage to the vehicle. MARCH 22: Sgt. Mark Butler charged Nathaniel Camp, 1010 Cleveland Ave., with no operator’s license, careless driving and failure to report an accident. Camp said he was driving a 2001 Honda on NC 161 and fell asleep at the wheel at 12:30 a.m. The car ran off the left side of the road and struck a business sign owned by City Auto & Truck and then stopped in the parking lot of the American Legion Post 155 where Camp slept until he was discovered at 5:07 a.m. the next morning. Butler estimated damages to the vehicle at $4,000 and unknown damage to the sign.

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Meth lab found in room at BC inn Catherine Stacey and Mark Stacey, both of Kings Mountain, were arrested and charged March 19 with manufacturing methamphetamine. According to Gaston County Police Captain C.J. Roselle, suspicious materials were initially discovered in room 210 of the America’s Best Inn, 1207 Edgewood Road, Bessemer City, by Cleveland County Sheriff's Department investigators. The investigators initially went to the inn to serve a warrant on Mrs. Stacey regarding meth charges from their county, Rosselle said. "When their survey of the scene revealed elements and precursors of methamphetamine production, they in turn notified Gaston County Po-

lice narcotics agents," Capt. Rosselle said. "No one else was present, just the two of them. Thankfully, no children were there." The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation responded and, in turn, a certified contractor was called in for the removal and disposal of the hazardous waste. Catherine Michelle McAbee Stacey, 612 Charles St., Kings Mountain, and Mark Kevin Stacey, 638 Bell Rd., Kings Mountain, were charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine precursors, possession of drug paraphernalia, maintaining a dwelling/place for controlled substances, and felony conspiracy to manu-

Finding a home for baby Madison

MARK STACEY facture methamphetamine. Catherine Stacey is currently incarcerated in the Cleveland County Detention Center on unrelated methamphetamine charges. Her secured bond is $8,000. Mark Stacey is currently in Gaston County Jail under a $10,000 secured bond.

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The Bessemer City motel room in which meth precursor materials were found.

County okays funding for CCS renovation Cleveland County Commissioners last Tuesday okayed funding to begin renovations to the old Shelby Middle School in Shelby to house central staff members and the alternative school, the Turning Point Academy. The action was the final step before work on the estimated $8.9 million project can begin. A petition with 149 signatures of people opposing the move was presented during the meeting and three people

Finding a home for three-month-old Baby Madison is the goal of a fundraiser Thursday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the fellowship hall of Cornerstone Church of God, 202 Margrace Road. The baked spaghetti/lasagna lunch/dinner is sponsored by Burning Bush House of God. Choice of spaghetti or lasagna will be served with corn, garlic bread, and dessert. Members of Burning Bush House of God are hoping to raise funds to help a local family hoping to adopt the little girl. The public is invited. Call 704-739-3648 for more information.

signed up to speak, two of them addressing the board and asking for more time for evaluation of the school system's strategic plan. Commission Chairman Johnny Hutchins told the large group present for the meeting that "legally, we can't hold the money," explaining that school system funds include both local and state money and are held until the school system makes a request and if the funds are available, the expenditure is approved.

NC has similar self-defense law as Fla.

Schools adopt 2012 calendar The first day of school for the Fall term 2012 will be August 27. The last day of the 180-day school term is June 10, 2013. Cleveland County Board of Education last week adopted the school calendar. The calendar: Aug. 16 - annual leave day; planning days Aug. 17-24; first of 180 days Aug. 27; Labor Day holiday Sept. 3; HS/MS progress reports Sept. 18; Elementary/Intermediate progress reports Sept. 27; HS/MS progress reports Oct, 9; Parent-Teacher conference and early dismissal Oct. 11; end of first quarter Oct. 26; planning day Oct. 29; K-12 report cards distributed Nov. 6; Veterans Day Holiday Nov. 12; Annual leave day Nov. 21; Thanksgiving holidays Nov. 22-23; HSMS progress reports Nov. 27; Elementary/Intermediate progress reports Dec. 6; HS/MS progress reports Dec. 18; planning day Dec. 21; Christmas holidays Dec. 24-26; annual leave day Dec. 27-31. Also: Jan. 1 holiday; end of second quarter Jan. 18; Martin Luther King holiday Jan. 21; Panning day Jan. 22; K-12 report cards distributed Jan. 31; HS/MS progress reports Feb. 12; planning day Feb. 22; Elementary/Intermediate progress See SCHOOLS, 7A

Citizens in Neighborhood Watch are encouraged to call 911 when they see something suspicious and let the police handle the rest A wash of debate over self-defense laws has swept the nation. Waves of protests have headed south with cries of reform in the wake of the shooting death of an unarmed 17-year-old in Florida. The alleged triggerman, a neighborhood watch captain, said he fired in self defense...and was therefore covered under the law. "Stand Your Ground" laws, which give people the right to defend themselves against attackers, are active in 21 states, including North Carolina. The leeway in the Florida law may explain why no charges have been brought against 28-year-old George Zimmerman. He told police he had stopped chasing Trayvon Martin in his gated community and was headed back to his truck when the teen attacked him and he fired. Police on the scene decided not to press charges. Under the Castle Doctrine, in North Carolina the use of deadly physical force was only justifiable for lawful residents protecting their homes and those within them against threatening intruders bent on committing a felony. But the law changed last December. Now it covers those within a home, workplace, motor vehicle or anywhere

else they feel threatened. Lawful citizens are not burdened with the "duty to retreat" in North Carolina or in Florida and, in cases of self defense or the defense of others, residents are conditionally immune from prosecution for standing their ground. But Martin's death, many have argued was senseless, unnecessary and unjust. Florida's law allows a person to "stand his or her ground and meet force with force", "including deadly force" anywhere there's a reasonable belief it's essential to "prevent death or great bodily harm", even if the situation could be avoided. Police say Zimmerman was found with a bloody nose and a possible wound on the back of his head; Martin was pronounced dead on the scene. But other sides to the story have emerged in 911 records, a background check and witness statements. Whether or not he broke the law, he reportedly broke some cardinal rules in the Neighborhood Watch handbook. Law enforcement officials say that one of the first things Zimmerman did wrong was to approach a suspect. Citizens participating in the Neighborhood

Watch program are encouraged to call 911 when they see anything suspicious and let the police do the job of checking into it. Although Zimmerman was licensed to carry a concealed weapon, those with the Neighborhood Watch organization never urge citizens to patrol their communities armed. Florida police say Zimmerman was out running an errand when he spotted a suspicious figure in his neighborhood a little after 7 p.m. Martin was walking back to his father's fiance's home, where he was visiting. He had stopped at a convenience store and picked up a bag of Skittles and an iced tea. He had pulled the hood of his shirt over his head. Zimmerman phoned 911 and reported the suspicious teen he was following. The dispatcher advised him not to engage the suspect. Martin was talking with his girlfriend on his cell phone when he reportedly told her he was being followed. Martin was shot once in the chest with a 9 mm handgun. He reportedly died steps away from the home where he was staying. The FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice are investigating.

Voters have Constitutional decision to make in May KYRA A. TURNER

On May 8th not only will you be voting in the primary election for county representatives, county commissioners, President, ... but also for a state Constitutional amendment. The proposed amendment is on defining marriage between one man and one woman. The official explanation adopted by the Constitutional Amendments Publication Commission: a current North Carolina law enacted in 1996 says that marriage between individuals of the same sex are not valid in North Carolina. The proposed amendment would add to Amendment 1, Article 14 of the North Carolina Constitution a new section called Section 6. It would read as follows: "Sec. 6. Marriage. Marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union

that shall be valid or recognized in this State. This section does not prohibit a private party from entering into contracts with another private party; nor does this section prohibit courts from adjudicating the rights of private parties pursuant to such contracts." The General Assembly approved the language voters will see on the ballot in May: "[ ] For [ ] Against Constitutional amendment to provide that marriage between one man and one woman is the only do-

mestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State." The amendment also states that private parties may still enter into contracts creating rights enforceable against each other. This means that unmarried people, businesses and other private parties may be able to enter into agreements establishing personal rights, responsibilities or benefits as to each other. The courts will decide the extent to which such contracts can be enforced. The term “domestic legal

union� used in the amendment is not defined in North Carolina law. There is debate among legal experts about how this proposed constitutional amendment may impact North Carolina law as it relates to unmarried couples of same or opposite sex and same sex couples legally married in another state, particularly in regard to employment-related benefits for domestic partners; domestic violence laws; child custody and visitation rights; and end-of-life arrangements. The courts will ultimately make those decisions.

North Carolina may have a law that prohibits same sex couples from marrying but it is the only state in the Southeast without such restrictions written into its constitution. SurveyUSA polled over 1,000 likely voters across North Carolina and found that 58 percent support the proposed amendment. Thirty-six percent of voters opposed and six percent remained undecided. According to the Secretary of State, Elaine F. Marshall, "In terms of this proposed constitutional amendment this is the one

and only time North Carolina voters will be able to vote in favor of or in opposition to it. So, if there are any voters out there who have been thinking they might not vote in the Primary, they should realize this is the 'general election' for this proposed amendment." For 17 year olds and this being their first time voting, if you are going to be 18 by Nov. 6, you cannot vote on the constitutional amendment. You may however vote on everything else. The registration deadline is FriSee VOTERS, 7A

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Final chapter for Encyclopedia Britannica But God can speak through any media I heard some news this past week that startled me. It is certainly a sign of the times, and probably doesn’t startle too many other folks, but it caused me to have mixed feelings. What I heard is that, after 244 years, the familiar Encyclopedia Britannica has decided to stop producing its print edition, in exchange for producing only electronic collections of information, which they have actually already been producing for some time now. Upon hearing this, many people probably thought, “So what?” After all, the vast resources that are now literally at our fingertips on an “iPad” or “iPhone” seem to make it totally old fashioned to go to a shelf, pull down some big, old book and thumb through its pages to find just the right information. “All you have to do is ‘Google’ it,” we might say instead, and I, too, enjoy the convenience and ease of

using electronic devices to find information. Yet this is something of a watershed moment, for it is an indication that a cultural shift continues to take place in our lives. Ever since the days of the invention of the printing press, printed books have been an increasingly common means of disseminating information, but these days computers and various electronic gadgets have been rapidly replacing books as the tools of choice. In fact, although I have a large print library, many pastors these days really only need a few printed volumes and a good laptop to do most of their study for their sermons and Bible studies. This is not really bad, of course, for electronic information is easily and quickly updatable, whereas printed information tends to be out of date the day after it is printed. Furthermore, who wants to

destroy more trees to keep on printing books, so going electronic helps to save the environment and saves space as well, and you can carry your resources with you in the form of a small device. It may also be argued that using an iPad or iPhone to look up information is more fun than carrying around a heavy volume of an encyclopedia. All of this seems to make the choice of electronic information over print information a smart one, but if you are as old as I am then you probably also feel a bit nostalgic about the old encyclopedias. After all, many of us certainly remember learning how to do some of our first research in elementary school using books like the Encyclopedia Britannica. But with a brief detour down memory lane behind us, I think we all have to say that it is great to see the possibilities afforded by the expanding

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St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church 201 N. Piedmont Ave., Kings Mountain NC 28086

Palm Sunday, April 1 • 11am Maundy Thursday, April 5 • 7pm Joint Worship Service with Resurrection Lutheran Church (at 600 Crescent Cr., Kings Mountain)

Dr. Jeff Hensley Pastor Kings Mountain Baptist Church

Good Friday, April 6 • 7pm world of electronic media, and one thing that pleases me in this revolution is to see how the Bible is able to transcend any form of communication. In fact, I enjoy my Bible study “apps,” which just goes to show you that God can always speak, whether by voice, in print, or even in cyberspace.

Joint Tenebrae Service with Resurrection Lutheran Church (at St. Matthew’s)

Easter Sunday, April 8 • 11am Easter Festival Service For more information see the Community Calendar on 7D

Fellowship & Faith

Church Service Directory KINGS MOUNTAIN Advent Lutheran Church, NALC Member KM Senior Center 909 E. Kings St. Ardent Life Church 420 Branch Street 704-739-7700 Arise Church Kings Mountain YMCA 211 Cleveland Ave. Bethlehem Baptist Church 1017 Bethlehem Road 704-739-7487 Body of Christ Fellowship Center 405 S. Cherokee St.

Boyce Memorial ARP Church Edgemont Drive 704-739-4917 Burning Bush House of God 310 Long Branch Rd (KM) 704-739-2877 Calvary Way Holiness Church 1017 Second Street Pastor Clifton Morgan Carson Memorial Baptist Church 262 Sparrow Springs Road 704-739-2247 Central United Methodist Church 113 S. Piedmont Avenue 704-739-2471 Cherokee St. Baptist Church 421 S. Cherokee Street 704-739-7697 Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church 618 Chestnut Ridge Road 704-739-4015 Christian Freedom Southern Baptist Church 246 Range Road 704-739-4152

Christ The King Catholic Church 714 Stone Street 704-487-7697 Church at Kings Mountain 108 E. Mountain St. (KM Women’s Club Bldg.) 704-739-1323 Cornerstone Church Of God 202 Margrace Road 704-739-3773

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Crowders Mountain Baptist 125 Mayberry Lane 704-739-0310

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

David Baptist Church 2300 David Baptist Church Road 704-739-4555

Faith Baptist Church 1009 Linwood Road 704-739-8396

Dixon Presbyterian Church 602 Dixon School Road

Faith Holiness Church Hwy. 161/Bessemer City Rd. 704-739-1997

East Gold Street Wesleyan Church 701 E. Gold Street 704-739-3215

Family Worship Center 1818 Shelby Road 704-739-7206

East Kings Mountain Church of God Hwy 161, Bessemer City/KM Hwy. 704-739-7367

First Baptist Church 605 W. King Street 704-739-3651

Eastside Baptist Church 308 York Road 704-739-8055

First Church of the Nazarene 121 Countryside Road 704-734-1143

Ebenezer Baptist Church 1621 County Line Road 704-739-8331

First Presbyterian Church 111 E. King Street 704-739-8072

El Bethel United Methodist Church 122 El-bethel Road 704-739-9174 Emmanuel Independent Baptist Church 602 Canterbury Road 704-739-9939

Galilee United Methodist 117 Galilee Church Road 704-739-7011 Gospel Assembly Church 202 S. Railroad Avenue 704-739-5351

First Wesleyan Church 505 N. Piedmont Avenue 704-739-4266

Good Hope Presbyterian Church 105 N. Cansler Street 704-739-1062 Grace Fellowship 144 West Mountain Street 704-481-8888 Grace United Methodist Church 830 Church Street 704-739-6000 Harvest Baptist Church 144 Ware Road 704-734-0714 Kings Mountain Baptist Church 101 W. Mountain Street 704-739-2516


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Second Baptist Church – The congregation of Second Baptist Church, 120 Linwood Road, Kings Mountain invites the public to join them for a worship service of Chalk Art and Music led by Pastor James Lochridge at 6 p.m. on April 1 in the church’s Life Enrichment Center. This special Palm Sunday Evening service will focus on God’s great gift to humanity of salvation through the death and resurrection of Jesus for all who will receive Him as Savior and Lord. Pastor Lochridge uses colored chalk, blacklight effects, and music to make both a visual and audio impact of the gospel.

Tenebrae service will be held on April 7 at 9 p.m. The public is invited.

Kings Mountain First Church of the Nazarene – will present the Easter program, “God’s Gift to Sinners” Saturday, March 31, and Sunday, April 1, at 6 p.m. each evening. The public is invited.

First Presbyterian Church – 111 E. King St., will host several special events for the Easter season. Sunday, April 1, is Palm Sunday and the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper will be observed. Special music will be presented by the choir during the 11 a.m. worship service. A covered dish luncheon will follow the service. Sunday, April 1, the annual Easter Egg hunt for the children of the church will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 5, is Maundy Thursday communion with a simple soup meal at 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the church. Friday, April 6, the Good Friday/Tenabrae service will be held at 7 p.m. The public is invited to all services.

Kings Mountain Baptist – A parade of Palms will feature the 11 a.m. worship service on Sunday, Palm Sunday, at Kings Mountain Baptist Church on W. Mountain Street. The Good Friday

First Baptist Church – 605 W. King St., will present “Near the Cross” Easter Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. with a praise band and combined choir. The public is invited.

Spring revival planned Spring revival services and a youth rally are planned at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Kings Mountain April 813. Evangelist Morris Gleiser, a former youth pastor, camp director, assistant pastor and an evangelist for 12 years, will lead the revival beginning Easter Sunday April 8 through Thursday, April 12. Sunday services will be at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. and weeknight services are at 7 p.m. Friday evening, April 13, the special youth rally will be held from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Youth in grades 7-12 are invited to enjoy a free meal, Bible preaching, activities and skits. Emmanuel’s Assistant Pastor Larry L. Brubaker

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Photos by Michael Powell

Top: Crowds at the Discovery Place's Mummies of the World exhibition view the mummy and coffin of Nes-pa-qashuti, an Egyptian man who died sometime around 650 B.C. Right: This South American mummy, known as "The Tattooed Woman" drew many curious looks, and her mysterious story had many muttering under their breath as to what dastardly deed might have happened to her all those long, long years ago. Unfortunately, science had no answer to those questions!

DAYTRIPPING! Last chance to see Mummies of the World Fascinating exhibit's hours extended

By Michael E. Powell Like daytripping? Like science? Love looking at strange things? Then Charlotte's Discovery Place Museum has a show for you! You'll have to hurry though as the popular Mummies of the World exhibit is slated to close up and move on April 8. The show is the largest exhibition of real mummies and related artifacts ever assembled, according to museum marketing and PR manager Logan Stewart. "For the exhibition's final weeks at Discovery Place, we've extended the closing hours from now until April 8." Stewart added, "We want to accommodate crowds, providing visitors and Charlotte residents a final chance to visit this must-see exhibition before it continues its tour across

the country." Extended hours start Saturday, March 31, (10 a.m. – 7 p.m.) Other hours are: Sunday, April 1 (noon – 7 p.m.); Monday, April 2 through Wednesday, April 4 (9 a.m. – 6 p.m.); Thursday, April 5 and Friday, April 6 (9 a.m. – 8 p.m.); and Saturday, April 7 (10 a.m. – 8 p.m.). Stewart said on Easter Sunday, April 8, the final day of the exhibition, the hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. "Visitors should take note that the last admission to Mummies of the World is one hour before the Museum closes," she added.

Advance reservations are highly recommended so that visitors do not miss the chance to experience the world-class exhibition. Tickets can be purchased by calling (704) 372-6261, or online at Museum manager Steven McLaren said one of the most frequently asked questions is, "Are they (the mummies) real?" The quick answer is, "Yes!"

At least, they were real, live people and animals at one time, he added. "When they died, the conditions in which they died or were placed, contributed to their mummification." There are examples of animals mummifications, some intentional, some not so much, as well as a standard Egyptian mummy of three. Most of the crowd at the Saturday viewing were stunned to know that one of the oldest mummies there -- the Peruvian "Detmold Child" -- was 6,420 years old, born 3,000 years before King Tut. Stewart said people are amazed because when they think of mummies, they normally think of Egypt, not the Americas. Program information indicates mummification has been practiced by other societies long before the Egyptians mastered it. Stewart said the 150 examples also include examples from Asia, Oceania, as well as more historically modern examples from Europe (the Orlovits family and two 17th century German examples).

The exhibition's mummies are from the German Mummy Project's rediscovery of 21 specimens from Mannheim, Germany's Reiss-Engelhorn Museums, McLaren said. "Modern methods such as CT and MRI scans, and related computer-aided diagnostic tools have helped with reconstruction." Using many interactive methods, like touch-sensory methods, visitors can feel what mummies feel like, and look under the bandages via computer technology, to see what the mummy can tell scientists. "The purpose of the exhibit is to learn something from our past and to see what it can teach us," Stewart said. For more information on this exhibit and other exhibits at Discovery Place, visit,, or, or call (704)372-6261. Discovery Place is located at 301 N. Tryon Street, in uptown Charlotte. Convenient parking is available in the museum's Carol Grotnes Belk Complex parking deck, at the corner of Sixth and Church streets.


Left: The 6,400+ year-old Peruvian Detmold Child is the oldest discovered mummy to date.

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5 charged in KM ‘Hunger Games’ Feast: Recipes from Panem murder ■


Help the odds of throwing a great party be ever in your favor with a little assistance in planning the menu. Inspired by ‘The Hunger Games’, these recipes are sure to resonate long past the evening's cannon fire.

olive oil. Gently press slices into 24 muffin cups in muffin pans. Bake at 350° for 7 to 9 minutes or until crisp and lightly browned. Remove from oven; let cool in pans 5 minutes. Spread goat cheese into baguette cups; top with sun-dried tomatoes and basil leaves.

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Thin French Apple Tart

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon fresh flatleaf thyme leaves 1 tablespoon fresh parsley leaves 1 tablespoon fresh tarragon leaves 1 tablespoon fresh mint leaves 1 (8-oz.) goat cheese log 1 (8-oz.) French bread baguette, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained and chopped 1/2 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves

Ingredients: 1/2 (15-ounce) package refrigerated pie dough (such as Pillsbury) 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 pounds Golden Delicious apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced 2 1/2 tablespoons honey 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

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Combine and finely chop first 4 ingredients. Roll cheese log evenly in herb mixture; wrap in plastic wrap. Chill at least 2 hours or up to 24 hours. Preheat oven to 350°. Drizzle baguette slices with

Preheat oven to 425°. Place dough on a lightly floured surface; roll into a 12-inch circle. Place on a 12inch pizza pan. Combine sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon sugar mixture over dough. Arrange apple slices spokelike on top of dough, working from outside edge of dough to the center. Sprinkle apple slices with remaining sugar mixture. Bake at 425° for 30 min-

utes. Combine honey and vanilla in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at high 40 seconds. Brush honey mixture over warm tart. Serve warm. Easy Blackberry Cobbler Ingredients: 4 cups fresh blackberries 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 large egg 1 cup sugar 1 cup all-purpose flour 6 tablespoons butter, melted Whipped cream (optional) Garnish: fresh mint sprig Preheat oven to 375°. Place blackberries in a lightly greased 8-inch square baking dish; sprinkle with lemon juice. Stir together egg, sugar, and flour in a medium bowl until mixture resembles coarse meal. Sprinkle over fruit. Drizzle melted butter over topping. Bake at 375° for 35 minutes or until lightly browned and bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes. Serve warm with whipped cream, if desired. Garnish with fresh mint sprig, if desired. For a neat presentation, bake for the same amount of time in 6 (8oz.) ramekins on an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet.

Health Inspections Health Department inspections during the period March 19-23 included three restaurants, one school lunchroom and one food service institution. They included: Silver Villa, E King St., 96, including two extra points added to the final score when any employee working at the facility has attended an approved food handling course; Town and Country Catering, Park Grace Rd., 96; Woodbridge Golf Club, New Camp Creek Rd., 96; and Kings Mountain Intermediate School 101 and Summit Place, Phifer Road, 100, both with two extra points added to the final score when any employee working at the facility has attended an approved food handling course.

SCHOOLS: adopt 2012-13 calendar FROM Page 3A reports Feb. 26; HS/MS progress reports March 7; Parent-teacher conferences and early dismissal March 14; end of third quarter

March 26; planning day/Kindergarten orientation day March 28; annual leave day March 29; spring vacation April 1-5; K-12 report cards distributed April 11; HS/MS progress reports

April 25; planning day April 29; Elementary/Intermediate progress reports May 7; annual leave day May 27; last of 180 days June 10; and planning days June 11-12, 2013.

CCS: eyes budget with pay raises and no cuts FROM Page 1 scale at a cost of $228,460; a 1 percent increase in the non-certified pay scale at a cost of $151,400; a 10 percent increase in the principal and assistant principal supplement scales at a cost of $48.315 and additional months of employment for eight assistant principals at the secondary level at a cost of $43,478. Local classroom positions offset the positions lost in the increase of the state discretionary reductions. This is an increase of approximately 17 positions at the local average salary at a cost of $704,584.00. Lee reiterated that CCS lost $1.4 million in stimulus funds and no more stimulus funds to CCS will be available after September 2012. He added, "We will use the reserves as benefit for one more fiscal year. We've been very conservative with these monies." He said the amount of discretionary funds is expected to increase statewide by more than $74 million - adding up to more than $503 million in discretionary cuts in the state's two year budget. He gave a four-year comparison chart that showed drops and trends in total budget discretionary reductions. "It's significant with the downturn in the economy," he said, adding, "A trend that is disturbing, a significant budget impact that has already occurred and we don't know how long it will continue in the future." In other business, the board; +Hired Martin Starnes & Associates, CPAs, to conduct the audit of credit cards of nine members of the maintenance department with date for completion May 15. Auditors will sample three years (2009-2011) and select five months of credit card logs (February, April, July, September and December for testing and review supporting documents for all purchases for personal card use. They will also randomly select five more maintenance employees and sample three years and select one month (October) for testing of card logs and purchases. For all other departments they will randomly select 20 employees with school issued credit cards ad sample for three years, selecting the month of March for testing and review of

personal purchases on the cards. +approved a three year contract with Dixon Hughes Goodman to conduct the annual financial audit of CCS accounts at cost of $38,000. +approved payment to Holland & Hamrick Architects for architectural services on the Central Services Building (the old Shelby Middle school) at $334,352 which will house all the administrative staff and offices and the alternative school. +approved the 180-day school calendar, which includes a State Board of Education waiver of five instructional days. The announcement of the waiver and the new calendar, presented by Dianna Bridges, was quickly followed by motions by Kathy Falls and Jerry Hoyle for approval, saying the new calendar was "much better for the community." Bridges said the executive team and Instructional center will work jointly to determine which workdays will be used for staff development. +Casar resident Brenda Cooke reiterated her opposition to funds being used for renovation of the old Shelby Middle School, saying that the public was not informed of the strategic plan until it became a "done deal." She said other needs, such as auditoriums for Crest and Burns High School and kids in classrooms out of mobile homes, should have been priorities of board members. "Do you want to follow the old board and spend so much money on so few?" she asked new members of the school board. Cooke presented a petition to the county commissioners at a recent meeting asking them not to release funds to CCS for improvements to the Central Services Building. +contracted with McKnight-Smith Ward Griffin for engineering services for renovation to CTE labs at Burns High School. +The board appointed KM pharmacist Allan Propst, Clearwater Paper Co. executive Vince Reese and Shelby lawyer Daniel Talbert to the CCS Educational Foundation board of directors after nomination by the Educational Foundation. The board recessed for an executive session with its attorney. Upon returning to the meeting room Chairman Dr. Jack Hamrick announced no action was taken.

Cleveland County deputies have charged five Kings Mountain people in the shooting death of Francis Kwasi Munufi, a Ghana native who lived in Charlotte. Last week teenagers Jessica Edwards, 18, of Galilee Church Road, and Devonte Shawmar Lyons, 19, of Mauney Avenue, both of Kings Mountain, were arrested. On Tuesday, Aryka Roberts, 18, was arrested along with Rashad Markee Schenck, 21, and Sheldon Gerard Thompson, 25, according to the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office. Both Thompson and Schenck live on Branchwood Circle, which is a half mile from where Munu was killed. All five have been charged with first-degree murder, attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon. They are being held without bond in the Cleveland County Detention Center. Munufi was shot to death March 13 outside a vacant house on Putnam Place north of Kings Mountain, according to reports of law enforcement officers.

100th Anniversary Library hosts program on Titanic Titanic! – History / Tragedy / Discovery: a multi-media exploration of the fascinating story of RMS Titanic, its 1912 sinking, and the 1985 discovery of the ship’s remains, presented by Titanic enthusiast Dr. Melinda Ratchford, is a free public event appropriate for school-age youth and adults to be held Monday, April 2, at 6:30 p.m. in the Com-

munity Room of Mauney Memorial Library, 100 S. Piedmont Avenue in Kings Mountain. No reservations are required for individuals and families. Advanced reservations requested for organized groups. Friends of the Library is cosponsoring the special presentation.

Sweat to speak April 16 Using humor and her own experiences, acclaimed motivational speaker Holly Sweat will present a message of hope and inspiration at the annual Ladies Night Out at Double Springs Baptist Church Monday, April 16. Accomplished pianist and cancer survivor Bryte Warrick will give her testimony and provide music for the evening, which begins with dinner at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 each and may be ordered by calling the church at 704.434.2258 by April 12. Double Springs is located at 1130 Double Springs Church Road, near Lattimore just off Washburn Switch Road.

Will you be 18 by Nov. 6? You can vote! High school students who turn 18 before the Nov. 6 general election can vote in the May 8 primary and the deadline to register to vote is Friday, April 13. But while they can vote at age 17 in the primary they won't receive a ballot for Amendment One, the proposed controversial amendment that would ban same-sex marriage. Residents must be 18 years of age to vote on referenda. As long as 17-year-olds turn 18 before the general election they will be eligible to vote in their first presidential election. One stop early voting will run from April 19-May 5, according to the Cleveland County Board of Elections website.

VOTERS: Constitutional decision to make in May FROM Page 3A day, April 13. Sample ballots for the May primary for Republican and Democratic parties are listed on the Cleveland County Board of Elections website. Kings Mountain's Republican voters will vote on: - Presidential Preference - Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, or no preference - US House of Representatives District 10 - Ken H. Fortenberry, Patrick McHenry, or Don Peterson - NC Governor - Jim Harney, Scott A. Jones, Jim Mahan, Pat McCrory, Charles Kenneth Moss, or Paul Wright - NC Lieutenant Governor - Dale Folwell, Dan Forest, Tony Gurley, Grey Mills, or Arthur Jason Rich - NC Auditor - Joseph Hank DeBragga, Greg Dority, Debra Goldman, Fern Shubert, or Rudy Wright - NC Commissioner of Agriculture - Bill McManus or Steve Troxler - NC Commissioner of Insurance - James McCall, Richard Morgan, or Mike Causey - NC Secretary of State - A. J. Daoud, Kenn Gardner, Ed Goodwin, or Michael (Mike) Beitler - NC Superintendent of Public Instruction - Ray Ernest Martin, David Scholl, John

Tedesco, Richard Alexander, or Mark Crawford - NC Treasurer - Frank Roche or Steve Royal - NC House of Representatives District 110 - Pearl Burris Floyd or Kelly E. Hastings - Board of County Commissioners - Jeff Gregory, Ronnie Hawkins, Johnny Hutchins, or Susan K. Allen - Constitutional Amendment Kings Mountain's Democratic voters will vote on: - Presidential Preference - Barack Obama or no preference - US House of Representatives District 10 - Patsy Keever, Timothy Murphy, or Terry Michelle Bellamy - NC Governor - Walter H. Dalton, Gary M. Dunn, Bob Etheridge, Bill Faison, Gardenia M. Henley, or Bruce Blackmon - NC Lieutenant Governor - Eric L. Mansfield or Linda D. Coleman - NC Commissioner of Agriculture - Walter Smith or Scott Bryant - NC Commissioner of Labor - Marlowe Foster, Ty Richardson, or John C. Brooks - NC Treasurer - Ron Elmer or Janet Cowell - County Register of Deeds - Bonnie E. Reece or Shelly Wray Roberts - Constitutional Amendment

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A Service of Remembrance Harris Funeral Home would like to honor the memory of those loved ones of the families that we have served during the past year. We invite you and your family members to attend the sixteenth annual Service of Remembrance, Tuesday, April 3, 2012. The service will be held at 6:30 P.M. at Central United Methodist Church in Kings Mountain, North Carolina (across from the Funeral Home). The public is also invited to attend this service of remembrance.

OFFICIATING MINISTERS: Reverend Rex Gibbs, Central United Methodist Church Reverend Greg Martin, Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Dr. Jeff Hensley, Kings Mountain Baptist Church SPECIAL MUSIC by: Matthew Pedelty and Linn Pedelty Please join us after the service for a time of fellowship in the Christian Activities Center of Central United Methodist Church. Refreshments will be served. Robert Dean Abernathy William Eugene Anderson Mary Anthony Gertrude Bailey Kelly Joe Ball Luther Philip Baker Earline Barnette Essie Bearden Arbradella Bell Carolyn Bell Mary Black Violet Blackwelder Betty Bolin Hubert Bowen Elsie Bridges Larry Dean Bridges Mary Helen Bridges Mike Bridges, Sr. Rev. Norman Brown Charles Gene Bumgardner Bernice Bunch David Burnette Michael Burns Mary Hazel Canipe Cordelia Carpenter Jimmy Haywood Carpenter Lois Marie Carpenter Shirley Carroll Bill Cashion Frances Caveny Evelyn Champion Rebecca Champion Peggy Chaney Myra Clark Gerald Cochran Clyde Ezra Conner Johnny Wray Conner Larry Hayden Crocker Charles Glen Davis

Elizabeth Davis James Howard Davis Jean Detter Helena Doan Mary Frances Edens Julian Lane Ellis Dennis Falls Mildred Ferguson Brenda Fisher Joan Frederick John Gladden, Jr. Peggy Gladden Wanza Goforth Catherine Green James Edward Greene Margaret Louise Grindell Avyonna Guest Lawrence Hamrick, Sr. Rodney Kenneth Hardin Willis Harmon Howard Hawks John Heffner Thurman Dean Henderson Clarence Arthur Hensley David Henson William Herndon Joseph Darrell Hibberts Thelma Hicks T. J. Hilley Ernestine Holland Holland Arnold Horn, Jr. Jack Huffstetler Pearl Hullender James Humphries Reid Neisler Hunnicutt Inez Hutto Mary Ivey Thomas Alton Ivey Barbara Jackson

Howard Jackson Dalton Andrew Johnson Mary Louise Johnson Martha Jonas Mary Ann Kerns Burlen Denver King Anna Lafitte Faye Lawson Betty Ledbetter Deborah Little Donna Long Eugene Lorincz J. C. Bill Lynn Rosanell Mayhue Dick McClain Shirley Mae McFalls William McGinnis James McGraw Alberta Bert Moore Floyd Morgan Jeffrey Scott Morrison Martha Morton Bill Moss, Sr. Monserratte Narvaez Margaret Neely Hunter Neisler Gertie Owens Lina Owens James Page Sharon Rebecca Parker Wilburn Caveny Parker Eugene Patterson Kenneth Pennington James William Peterson Pauline Phifer Betty Phillips Nancy Plonk Ruth Plonk Dorothy Proffitt

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Lady Mountaineers blank Hunter Huss in home opener Kings Mountain jumped on top early and blanked Hunter Huss 8-0 in its opening Big South 3A Conference game Tuesday at Lancaster Field #3. The Mountaineers scored three runs in the bottom of the first inning and that was all southpaw Reagan Childers would need to nail down the team’s first victory after three narrow non-conference losses to open the season. Childers led off the inning with a walk, followed by a single to left by freshman Leah Herndon. Emily Hester followed with a double to left, scoring Childers. Herndon scored on a wild pitch and Shea Cogdell followed with a single to center to drive in Hester. Childers went the distance, giving up only four hits and striking out 10. The Mountaineers added their fourth run

in the second when Herndon reached on an error and scored on a single by Molly Short. Singles by Emily Bell and Caitlyn Braunns set up a perfectly-executed sacrifice bunt by Carsyn Bolin which made the score 5-0 in the third. Herndon doubled and later scored on a wild pitch to make it 6-0 in the fourth. After going 3-up, 3-down in the fifth, the Mountaineer struck again for two runs in the sixth. Childers singled to center, Herndon followed with an infield hit, and Hester’s sacrifice fly sent home the first run. The final run of the game came on Short’s single to center. Herndon finished with 3-for-3 to lead the 10-hit KM attack. Short added two hits and Hester, Cogdell, Bell, Braunns and Childers had one apiece. Right: GARY STEWART / HERALD

Kings Mountain's Leah Herndon steals second base in Tuesday softball game with Hunter Huss at KM. Covering second for Huss is shortstop Alexis Grimes, a former KMHS player.


Kings Mountain shortstop Molly Short guns down a Huss runner in Tuesday's game at Lancaster Field #3.

Mountaineers beat Huss, Ashbrook in Big South Kings Mountain’s Mountaineers won all three of their baseball games last week, defeating Hunter Huss and Ashbrook in Big South 3A Conference games and Fred T. Foard in a non-conference contest. Eric King’s Mountaineers carried a 2-1 conference and 7-3 overall record into a home game last night against North Gaston. After several close games to open the season, the Mountaineers finally had a breather Tuesday in a 12-2, six-inning victory over

Hunter Huss at Lancaster Field. Kings Mountain scored six runs in the first inning and coasted the rest of the way. Dallas Conner went the distance on the mound to get his first victory. He gave up only two hits and struck out nine. Both of the Huskies’ runs were unearned. The Mountaineers got five of their 11 hits in the first inning. Conner and Gary Bennett each had a two-run double, and Alex Reynolds contributed an RBI single.

Huss scored both of its runs in the second on KM errors, but the Mountaineers got those runs back in the bottom of the inning when Heath King walked and scored on an error and Conner lofted a sacrifice fly to center. Trey Fulbright singled and later scored on an error to push the score to 9-2 in the third, and the 10th run scored on a sacrifice fly to right by Wil Sellers. In the sixth, Jonathan



Kings Mountain's Reagan Childers works on a four-hit, 10-strikeout victory over Hunter Huss in Big South 3A opener.

Lady Mountaineers beat Ashbrook for second win Kings Mountain ferent on this level,” he tering three hits and fanHigh’s softball game got said. ning seven. a 5-RBI game from Molly Short, his sophKings Mountain shortstop Molly Short omore starter, had one of scored two runs in the top and another route-going her best games Friday, of the first and led 2-1 pitching performance going 3-for-4 as the KM going into the fifth. A from Reagan Childers to ladies improved to 2-0 in two-run single up the defeat Ashbrook 8-1 for the conference. Emily middle by Short sparked their second straight Big Bell added two hits and a four-run rally which South 3A win Friday in two RBIs. Kings Moun- broke the game open. Gastonia. tain’s other run came on “They (Ashbrook) This is a big week for a passed ball. have a pretty good team,” Craig Short’s ladies, who Childers went the dis- Coach Short noted. “It were scheduled to take tance on the mound, scat- was a good win for us.” on a good North Gaston team last night at home and will battle league favorite Crest on the road Thursday afternoon. Coach Short has seen his young team make a lot of progress during the early season. The Mountaineers’ first three games saw them lose close contests to Chase, Burns and East Burke, the latter in 11 innings. “I have been pleased with our hitting,” Short said. “We’re putting the ball in play and making good decisions at the plate. The more we’ve played the more I’m pleased. Playing experience will do that.” Tyler Gilliam Short has three freshBaseball men and a sophomore in his starting lineup, 6” Breakfast which bodes well not Sandwich w/Ham only for this year but the future. “Even though 105 York Rd., Kings Mountain or Bacon & Drink they’re young, they’re $3.00 704.734.4782 battled tested but it’s dif-

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Kings Mountain’s Trey Fulbright rounds third and heads home on a hit by a teammate in last week’s game with Hunter Huss at Lancaster Field.

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Lady Mountaineers blank North Gaston Kings Mountain High defeated North Gaston 9-0 in a Big South 3A soccer match Monday night at John Gamble Stadium. Morgan Scism, Jada Mauney and Lyndsey Barnes had two goals each for the Mountaineers. One of Barnes’ goals was a header, and Scism also had an assist.

Breanna Stevens had one goal and two assists. Mikayla Price had a header for a goal, and an assist. MC Dellinger had a goal and Savannah Cash had an assist. Haley Camp and Sara Smart split time in goal for the shutout.

Mountaineers fourth in Monday golf meet Kings Mountain finished fourth in Monday’s Big South 3A Conference golf match at Kings Mountain Country Club. South Point won the match with a 296 score, fol-

lowed by Forestview 299, Ashbrook 319, KM 327, Crest 329, North Gaston 336 and Hunter Huss 481. Nick Stafford of South Point was medalist with a 69.

Trey Sellers and Kanaan Green led the Mountaineers with 71s. Miles Robinson shot 82 and Matt Shephard 83.

JV Mountaineers defeat Foard 7-4

Patriot netters beat RS Central Kings Mountain defeated R-S Central 8-1 in a middle school tennis match Monday. The Patriots are now 6-1 on the season. Singles D. Ervin d. J. Barnes 8-


Kings Mountain defeated Fred T. Foard 7-4 in a JV baseball game Wednesday at Lancaster Field. Zach Hegler worked the final three innings of relief to get the win. Brandon Bell pitched the first four innings. Alex Grooms led the Mountaineers with three hits, and Hegler added two.

KM Touchdown Club golf tourney April 27 The sixth annual Kings Mountain Touchdown Club Golf Tournament will be played Friday, April 27 at Kings Mountain Country Club. A meal will be served at 11:30 a.m. followed by a 1 p.m. shotgun start. The first 30 teams to enter will be accepted. Entry fee is $60 per player and includes one mulligan and one red tee. Flights will be determined at the end of the tournament. There will be prizes for first place

in each flight, closest to the pin on par 3’s, and longest drive for men, women and seniors. Sponsorships are available at $25 (bronze), $50 (silver) and $100 (gold). Sponsorships are tax deductible. Any business willing to provide items for door prizes are asked to call Kyle Smith at 704-739-4554 and he will pick them up. For more information call Larry Hamrick Jr. at Warlick and Hamrick Associates 704739-3611.

Legion baseball meeting A follow-up meeting for all those interested in playing Legion baseball will be held Sunday, April 1, at 2 p.m. at the Kings Mountain baseball field. Post 155 Head Coach Jason Bridges

said that interested players should bring a parent with them and also a birth certificate with a raised seal. For more information contact Coach Bridges at 704-692-2419.

Smith/A. Greene d. Barnes/Poole 8-3; Goodson/K Condrey d. Lattimore/Lyons 8-4; McEntire/McIntyre (RS) d. K. Bowen/W. Henson 9-7.

Lady Mountaineers win fourth straight track meet Kings Mountain High’s women’s track team continued to dominate the opposition last week, taking a three-team meet with Forestview and East Gaston at Forestview. The Lady Mountaineers ran up 107 points to 44 for the Jaguars and 25 for East Gaston. It was KM’s fourth straight win against no defeats. Freshman Cassie Morton was a doublewinner for KM, taking the 1600 meter run in 5:49 and the 800 meter run in 2:39. Kings Mountain’s 4x800 meter relay team took first place in 11:40. Members of the team were Mackenzie Smith, Annamarie Fulbright, Radhika Patel and Morton. Other first place winners were Chelsea George in the 100 hurdles (18:47), Erica Carpenter in the 300 hurdles (1:01.33), Mackenzie Smith in the 3200 meter run (14:10), Sarah Scism in the triple jump (29’0”), Shakiya Stephens in the shot (26’7”) and Emily Harris in the discus

Alex Grooms collected three hits to lead the Kings Mountain JVs to a victory over Fred T. Foard last week at Lancaster Field.

3; L. Ervin d. J. Poole 8-0; G. Conner d. M. Lattimore 8-0; C. Leatherman d. J. Lyons 8-4; A.Smith d. Jon McEntire 8-4; B. Goodson d. Jodi McEntire 8-0. Doubles

(78’½”). Finishing second were Kristin Dawkins in the discus, Sharda Whiteside in the shot, Aneisy Cardo in the pole vault, Angelica Brown in the triple jump, Paisley Williams in the high jump, Betzaira Saenz in the long jump, Adrienne Green, Amma Boakye, Katherene Holmes and Harris in the 400 meter relay, George, Hutchens, Holmes and Alyssa White in the 200 meter relay, Morton in the 3200 meter run, Adams, Smith, Saenz and Tyquassia Mackey in the 4x100 relay, Green in the 400 meters, and Carpenter in the 100 hurdles. Third were Eula Wilson in the 100 hurdles, Mackey in the 100 meter dash, Fulbright in the 1600 meter run, White in the 40 meter run, Ashley Chapman in the 800 meter run, Talajah Hutchens in the 200 meter dash, Baylee Stroup in the 3200 meter run, Christina Weaver in the shot and Whiteside in the discus.


Basketball camp slated at KMHS There will be a boys basketball camp for 3rd through 8th grades June 18-22 from 8 a.m.-12 noon at Kings Mountain High School. The cost is $60. For more information and to register visit mhsathletics/ KMHS JV soccer shuts out Ashbrook Kings Mountain defeated Ashbrook 3-0 in a JV soccer match Wednesday. Jamie Short had two goals and an assist to lead the KM attack. Christine Philavong scored a goal and Erin Neisler and Taylor Halvorson each had an assist. Ashbrook won the varsity match 3-0. KMHS netters lose to Jaguars Kings Mountain High fell to Forestview 7-2 in a Big South 3A tennis match Tuesday. Singles Chaney Barnes (KM) d. Rudy Flint 6-0, 6-0; Brandon Kiser (F) d. Isaiah Cole 6-0, 6-2; Campbell Smith (F) d. Arrick Rithiphong 7-5, 6-0; Cody Bridges (F) d. Donnie

Malaythong 6-0, 6-0; Jeff Friday (F) d. Alex Martin 6-0, 6-0; Dre Hibyan (F) d. Alex Lovelace 6-2, 6-2. Doubles Barnes-Cole (KM) d. Flint-Kiser 8-2; SmithBridges (F) d. RithiphongMalaythong 8-5; Friday-Hibyan (F) d. Lovelace-Martin 8-3. KM baseball, softball alumni games planned Kings Mountain High School baseball and softball programs are looking for former players to compete in alumni games Saturday, April 21 at Lancaster Field. All former players are encouraged to register by April 7. The cost to each player is $35 and will include a team t-shirt and hat. The two games’ profits will benefit current baseball and softball programs at KMHS. The softball game will begin at 10 a.m. and the baseball game will begin at 2 p.m. Concessions will be available during both games. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 on the day of the game. For more information or to obtain a registration form, call Drew Fulton at 704-860-4068 or email m. Registration forms are

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Stoney Jackson Mission Golf Tourney April 14 The sixth annual Stoney Jackson Mission Golf Tournament will be played April 14 at Kings Mountain Country Club. The 18-hole tournament is a four-person Captain’s Choice format and will begin with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Entry fee is $200 per team. Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Mulligans are $5 each. Awards will be presented for first, second and third place, and Best Sports. There will be contests for long drive for men, senior men, ladies and children. Door prizes (for matched ticket numbers) will be awarded. Hole sponsorships are $100. Checks should be made payable to New Life Family Worship Center and mailed to Stoney Jackson, 509 Katherine Avenue, Kings Mountain, NC 28086. For more information call Stoney Jackson at 704-739-5020, Pastor Robert Eng at 704-4723329 or the KMCC pro shop at 704-739-5871.

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BASEBALL: KM beats Huss and Ashbrook From Page B1 Borchert walked and scored on a triple by Mitchell Cloninger, and the Mountaineers ended the game on the 10-run rule on Chris Webster’s double to left. Bennett and Fulbright led the KM hitting with two hits each. Sellers, Cloninger, Conner, Reynolds, Webster, Tyler Gilliam and Colton Wade had one hit apiece. The Mountaineers went out of conference Wednesday and also went back to playing close games. In this one, they had to come from behind in the last two innings to edge Fred T. Foard 3-2. King’s sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh drove in Tyler Gilliam with the winning run. Alex Reynolds led off the bottom of the sixth with a triple and scored the tying run on an error. KM’s other run came in the first on an RBI single by Conner. The Mountaineers managed only four hits but got excellent pitching from Sellers and Borchert. Sellers worked four innings, giving up four hits and fanning

eight. Borchert pitched the final three innings to get the win. He allowed only two hits and struck out six. Sellers, King, Cloninger and Reynolds had one hit each. The Mountaineers built an early lead but had to hold off a late rally by Ashbrook to win 6-4 Friday at Ashbrook. King worked six innings to get the win. He gave up only three hits and struck out five and left the mound holding a 6-1 lead. Borchert came in to pitch the seventh but got into trouble and Sellers came on to put down a three-run Green Wave rally and earn a save. The Mountaineers collected nine hits. Bennett led the plate attack with 2-for-3, including a double and four runs batted in. Cloninger went 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI. Sellers had a double and Conner and Reynolds each had an RBI-single. King and Seth Ferrell each had a single.


Kings Mountain's Mitchell Cloninger pulls into third base with a triple in last week's game with Hunter Huss at Lancaster Field.

Patriot cindermen open with two straight wins

Tickets on sale for Hall of Fame Tickets for the 25th anniversary Kings Mountain Sports Hall of Fame banquet and induction ceremony are on sale. Tickets are $15 each and are available from all members of the Hall of Fame committee: Dale Hollifield, Jerry Adams, Dub Blalock, Dean Spears, Terry McClain, Lucille Williams, Katherine Hicks, Jake Dixon, Steve Baker, Mearl Valentine, Larry Sipe, Jay Rhodes and Gary Stewart. The ceremony is Saturday, May 12 at 6 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church. This year’s inductees include Chris Johnson, former KMHS and Gardner-Webb football standout; Kendrick Bell, former baseball and

football standout at KMHS and NC A&T University; Stephen Fisher, former baseball player at KMHS and Appalachian State University; and Suzanne Grayson, retired coach and athletic director at KMHS. Several others will be honored at the event, including Dale Hollifield and Frankie Webster with Distinguished Service Awards; the 2011 KMHS 4x200 meter relay team (Schiron Burris, Anthony McDonald, Tim Hines and Trey Edgerton) which won the state 3A championship; and several KMHS senior student athletes who will receive scholarships. Many previous inductees are expected to attend.

Kings Mountain Middle School’s boys track team opened its season in early March with two victories against Tri-County Conference teams. On March 7, the Patriots scored 110 points to defeat Eat Lincoln (58), North Lincoln (38) and West Lincoln (22). On March 14 they tallied 117 points to beat R-S Central (24) and East Rutherford (14). All KM relay teams won both events. Running for the 4x400 team were Austin McKee, Darren Burns, Zavier Roberts and Demetrius Hill; running for the 4x100 team were Nigel Sadler, J’air McCluney, Jacob Merchant and Darian McClain. Running for the 4x200 team were Chance Fredrick, Samuel Dabney, Nigel Sadler and J’air McCluney. Other March 7 results: Long jump - Darian McClain second, Jacob Merchant third, Adam Kiser fourth. High jump - Naseme Green second, Ethan King fourth.

400 meter - J’air McCluney first (59.82), Will Quinn fifth. 3200 meters - Austin McKee first (12:15), Josh Brucker second. 100 m. hurdles - Chance Fredrick first (16.21), Shaun Grier second, Samuel Dabney third. Shot - Josh Bell second, Bryan Sanders third, Dreshaun Bell fifth. 100 meters - Darian McClain second, Shaun Grier fourth. Discus - Josh Bell first (108’11”), Bryan Sanders third, Dreshaun Bell fourth. 1600 meters - Wes Harmon third, Malik Banner fifth. Triple jump - Chris Robbins second, Cedric Wilson fifth. 800 meters - Demetrius Hill first (2:29.07), Austin McKee fifth 200 meters - Tyler Wells second, Jacob Merchant fourth. March 14 results: Long jump - Jacob Merchant first (15’4”), Darian McClain third, Zavier Roberts fourth. High jump - Naseme Green first (5’0”), Ethan King third. 400 meters - J’air McCluney second, Samuel Dabney third, Dar-

ren Burns fourth. 3200 meters - Austin McKee first (12:30), Josh Brucker second, Hunter Cooke fourth. 110 hurdles - Chance Fredrick first (16.07), Shaun Grier second, Samuel Dabney third. Shot - Bryan Sanders first (39’2”), Josh Bell second, Dreshaun Bell fourth. 100 meter dash - Darian McClain first (12.27), Shaun Grier second, Tison Thombs third. Discus - Josh Bell first (113’4”), Dreshaun Bell second, Bryan Sanders third. 1600 meter run - Wes Harmon first (5:50), Malik Banner second, Austin McKee third, Triple jump - Chance Fredrick second, Chris Robbins third, Naseme Green fourth. 800 meter run - Demetrius Hill first (2:30), Wes Harmon second, Malik Banner third, Chris Robbins fourth. 200 meter run - Tyler Wells first (26.00), Cedric Wilson, second, Jacob Merchant fourth.

Patriots lose close ones KM kickers lose to Lincoln County teams to Indian Land

Kings Mountain High’s soccer teams dropped a doubleheader Friday at Indian Land.

The JVs fell 2-0 and the varsity lost 3-2. Breanna Stevens and Lyndsey Barnes scored the KM goals.

Sports This Week Wednesday, March 28 5 p.m. - High school soccer, Kings Mountain at Crest (JV/V doubleheader). Thursday, March 29 4 p.m. - Middle school baseball, North Lincoln at Kings Mountain. 4 p.m. - High school tennis, Kings Mountain at Hunter Huss. 4 p.m. - High school track, Crest, Forestview, Huss, North Gaston and South Point at Kings Mountain. 4:30 - High school softball, Kings Mountain at Crest. 5 p.m. - High school JV baseball, Kings Mountain at Hickory. 5 p.m. - High school baseball, Hickory at Kings Mountain. Friday, March 30 4:30 - High school baseball, Kings Mountain at Crest (JV/V

doubleheader). Monday, April 2 2 p.m. - High school golf, all Big South teams at Ashbrook. 4 p.m. - Middle school baseball, Kings Mountain at Burns. 5 p.m. - High school soccer, Kings Mountain at Forestview (JV/V doubleheader). Tuesday, April 3 4 p.m.- High school tennis, Kings Mountain at Ashbrook. 4:30 - High school baseball, Kings Mountain at Forest view (JV/V doubleheader). 6 p.m. - High school softball, Kings Mountain at Forestview. Wednesday, April 4 5 p.m. - High school soccer, South Point at Kings Mountain (JV/V doubleheader).

Rotary golf tourney April 20 The Kings Mountain Rotary Club will hold its annual Scholarship Golf Tournament Friday, April 20, at the Kings Mountain Country Club, starting with lunch 11:30 a.m.-12:45 followed by a shotgun start at 1 p.m. The deadline to enter in the four golfer captains choice tournament is 6 p.m. April 19. The entry fee, including lunch, is $240 per team or $60 per

golfer. Team cash prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place and individual prizes for hole-in-one, closest to the pins, longest drive and a putting contest. Door prizes will also be awarded. Proceeds will benefit the KM Rotary Club's educational scholarships. For more information, call Jim Champion at 704692-2897.

Kings Mountain Middle School’s baseball team dropped a couple of close games to Lincoln County schools last week, falling to West Lincoln 4-2 and East Lincoln 5-4. The West Lincoln game was a pitcher’s dual until the fourth inning when Will Wilson led off with a double to spark a Patriot rally. He took third on a balk and scored on a sacrifice fly by John Bell for a 1-0 KM lead. With two outs, Jarret Ledford singled and advanced to third when Omar Petty reached base on an error. David Gamble singled Ledford home for a 2-0 KM lead. The score didn’t change until two outs in the bottom of the fifth when West tied the game at 2-all on three hits and an error. As Yogi Berra would say, it was “déjà vu all over again” in the bottom of the sixth when, with two outs, West scored two more runs on two hits, a walk and an error to win by a pair. Wilson pitched all six innings for the Patriots and did a great job keeping the West hitters out of rhythm. He gave up seven hits, four runs, only one walk and struck out seven. He also led the team in hitting with 2-for-3. Getting one hit each were Matt Absher, Ledford, and David Gamble. The Patriots had an undefeated East Lincoln team on the ropes Monday but fell short. It was another pitcher’s dual with

Matt Absher pitching four solid innings and Wilson finishing up the final three. KM took a 1-0 lead in the top of the second when Brian Lysek was hit by a pitched ball, stole second and scored on a hit by John Bell. East tied it in the bottom of the second, and then took advantage of an error to go up 2-1 in the third. Kings Mountain battled back in the fourth to tie the game at 2-all on back-to-back hits by Palmer Davis and John Bell. East scored two more in the sixth on two errors to take a 4-2 lead. Kings Mountain responded and tied the game at 4-all on a two-out, bases loaded single by Lysek. East led off the seventh with a double and stolen base. KM intentionally walked batters to load the bases to set up a force out situation, but East got a single to left with one out to end the game. “We are progressing and getting much better,” said KM Coach Monty Deaton. “We just have to start pulling out those close games by minimizing the errors and get back to winning to build some confidence after four straight losses to three very good ball teams.”

KM Middle beats Lincolnton, hosts North Lincoln Thursday Kings Mountain Middle defeated Lincolnton 14-4 in a Tri-County Conference game Monday. Palmer Davis pitched the first three innings of the 5-inning contest, giving up just two hits and striking out seven. Bryson Bailey pitched the last two innings, giving up two hits and fanning two. Lincolnton grabbed a 1-0 lead in the first inning but KM responded with two runs in the bottom of the first on a walk

to Will Wilson, a hit by Jarret Ledford and a triple by John Bell. The Patriots scored three in the second on a one-out, inside-the-park home run by Omar Petty and hits by Madisyn Bolin and Wilson. The Patriots added two more in the third on hits by Davis and Austin Fleming to take a 7-1 lead. KM ended the game in the bottom of the fourth with seven runs to take a 14-1 lead. Lincolnton scored three runs in the

top of the fifth and the game ended on the 10-run mercy rule. Brian Lysek, Wilson, Ledford and Petty had two hits each and Bell, Davis, David Gamble, Fleming and Bolin added one each for a total of 13 hits by the Patriots. Kings Mountain was scheduled to play at Shelby yesterday and will host North Lincoln Thursday at 4 p.m.

Middle school tennis beats Burns, Shelby Kings Mountain Middle School’s tennis team defeated Shelby 9-0 and Burns 8-1 last week. Shelby match Singles D. Ervin (KM) d. Clifton 8-4; L. Ervin (KM) d. Assad 9-7; G. Conner (KM) d. Price 8-3; C. Leatherman (KM) d. Mabry 8-1; A. Smith (KM) d. Eusebio 6-5; B. Goodson (KM) d. Carpenter 8-1. Doubles D.Ervin/Conner (KM) d.

Clifton/Price 8-5; Leatherman/Smith (KM) d. Mabry/Assad 8-2; Bailey/K. Condrey (KM) d. Graves/Newton 8-1. (Challenges) Burns match Singles T. Helms (B) d. D. Ervin 8-2; L. Ervin (KM) d. Croft 8-4; G. Conner (KM) d. C. Gold 8-1; C. Leatherman (KM) d. Massingill 8-3; A. Smith (KM) d. Houser 8-3; B. Goodson (KM) d. Wilson 8-2.

Doubles Ervin/Ervin (KM) d. Helms/Croft 8-3; Conner/Leatherman (KM) d. Gold/Houser 8-2; Condrey/Green (IM) d. Massingill/Wilson 8-6. Exhibition: Davis/Bridges (B) d. K. Bowen/W. Henson 6-3; Bowen/Henson (M) d. McCabe/Cantrell 6-3; Smith/Goodson (KM) d. Houston/Brotherton 80.

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Current Fieldhouse Conditions...

Touchdown Club The Kings Mountain Touchdown Club has officially launched its $1.3 million fund drive to replace deteriorating athletic facilities at John Gamble Stadium. The club began meeting with Cleveland County School administrators two years ago to discuss the aging field house, concession stands, and press box at Kings Mountain High. All of the facilities were built and occupied during the years of 1967‐1971. At the time it was built, KMHS fielded eight sports. Today, 26 teams utilize the facilities. The facilities are simply too small and inadequate to serve the student athletes, coaches, and fans. Once used only for high school football, Gamble Stadium is now used by the high school and middle school. These activities include: JV and Varsity football, men’s and women’s track, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s soccer, and physical education classes. It is also used for high school graduation. David Brinkley, president of the KMTD Club, points out that in the late 1960’s, the JV and Varsity football programs at KMHS served only 60 to 70 players and the coaches’ offices were designed for four to five coaches. Currently, there are well over 100 JV and Varsity players and 12 to 15 coaches. The coaches’ offices are not only out‐dated, but undersized. The locker rooms are outdated, and there are not enough lockers to serve all of the players. The locker rooms are so small that most players dress near the water heater and in the showers. The small amount of storage space available and the washroom facilities are obsolete and grossly undersized. The concession stand, press box, and public rest rooms are far too small to accommodate the public needs, especially at large events such as football games and graduation. There is only one small rest room for men and one for women, and they are so inadequate that many fans refuse to go in them. The concession stands serving both football and baseball are positioned so that parents and volunteers working in them cannot see the ball game. The press box was originally designed for the PA announcer, spotter, clock operator, and the local newspaper reporter. It is now crowded every Friday night as the games are no longer covered by just one paper, but by several newspapers and radio stations. Coaches spotting or advising other coaches on the field, as well as persons filming the games, have to climb a steep ladder to the top of the press box. Two years ago, the touchdown club looked at enlarging Bill Bates Field House, but it would cost as much as building a new facility. The touchdown club first suggested that a 1,000 square foot locker room for girls be added to that building but the idea was rejected by Title IX. If the funds necessary to construct a new field house are received, the existing field house will be renovated to serve the female athletes. The new field house will be constructed on the practice field near the present football weight room. Cleveland County School administrators have indicated that within the next 3 to 5 years the school system will build a concession stand/bathroom at the softball field and a softball/baseball field house located between the baseball and softball fields. The Touchdown Club now embarks on a major fund‐raising effort to improve the facilities in the following phases: Phase 1 ‐ Construct a new 12,000 square foot field house at an estimated cost of $900,000. It would include space for coaches and athletic director offices, locker rooms and showers, and storage rooms. A multi‐purpose room is also included that can be used by all sports when the weather prevents them from practicing outside. The plans incorporate new training rooms, rest rooms, a conference room, and a lobby where championship plaques and all‐star awards will be displayed. Hopefully, this phase can begin during the summer of 2012 and be completed by November 2012.

Phase 2 ‐ Demolish the press box and build new rest room facilities at John Gamble Stadium, along with constructing a new concession stand between the football and baseball stadiums to serve both sports. The estimated cost of Phase 2 is $400,000. To finance the project, the Touchdown Club today is launching a three‐year, $1.3 million fund/pledge drive. Persons are asked to pledge an amount over a three‐year period. At least one‐third of the Phase 1 project (field house) must be on deposit before the financing agency, First National Bank, will allow the project to begin. President Brinkley stresses that both phases cannot be accomplished at the same time because the concession stand and press box cannot be torn down until football season is over. The goal is to begin that project by early 2013. He said the club hopes to lower the cost of the project by encouraging local contractors to contribute materials and labor at their cost or as a donation. For instance, when Tommy Hall of Hall Builders learned about the project he approached the KMTD Club and volunteered to construct the field house building at his cost. Robbie Henderson of Forever Green has volunteered to dig the footings, and Ty Toney of Flooring America has promised to give a very competitive price for flooring. According to Brinkley, Tommy Hall will gather three quotes from local contractors and sub‐contractors. The hope is that electrical, plumbing, concrete, heating/air, and other contractors will offer “in‐kind” gifts. Interested contractors are urged to call Tommy Hall at Hall Builders. In addition to soliciting area businesses, corporations, individuals, civic clubs, etc., the club hopes to reach all graduates of Kings Mountain High School for their support. There have been over 12,000 graduates since 1970. There are more than 15,000 people living in the city limits of Kings Mountain, and several thousand more in what was the old Kings Mountain School District. “Out of this group there are many sports fans, mothers, fathers, grandmothers, and grandfathers who attend graduation or come to watch the band on Friday night,” Brinkley said. “We hope all of them will consider participating. This is a community project.” Brinkley emphasized that if one thousand people get involved and pledge an average of $500 per year for three years, it would cover the cost of the entire project. A donor board will be placed on the lobby wall of the new field house to recognize everyone at the level they donate (minimum $100 per year). Those donations may be made directly to the Kings Mountain Touchdown Club, or by monthly bank draft at First National Bank. For more information go to KMTD Club’s website at www.KingsMountainTouchdown or visit Facebook and “like” the Kings Mountain Touchdown Club.



There are naming rights associated with the following large donations: * Field House $210,000 ($70,000 per year for three years) * Press Box $150,000 ($50,000 per year for three years) *Multi Purpose Room $90,000 ($30,000 per year for three years)

“We’re asking everyone to reach out to The Mountaineer Nation,” Brinkley said. “Reach out to all the graduating classes. Their children and grandchildren will be the ones benefiting from this project. The Kings Mountain Touchdown Club does not have a staff and we are not fund raisers, so we are looking to the community for leadership to help us.” All gifts are tax deductible. Pledges and checks may be mailed to Kings Mountain Touchdown Club Building Fund, P.O. Box 2017, Kings Mountain, NC 28086.

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Patriots sweep Shelby and Chase, host Cleveland County Meet today Kings Mountain Middle School swept a three-team TriCounty Conference track meet Wednesday against Chase and Shelby and will host the annual Cleveland County Meet today at 4 p.m. at John Gamble Stadium. The KM girls scored 98 points to dominate Shelby with 40 and Chase with 17. The KM boys were also dominant, scoring 118 points to 28 for Chase and 10 for Shelby. Kings Mountain’s boys won all three relay events and 11 of the 12 individual events. Austin McKee, Darren Burns, Zavier Roberts and Demetrius Hill won the 4x400 in 4:14; Nigel Sadler, Jai’r McCluney, Jacob Merchant and Darian McClain won the 4x100 in 48.66 seconds; and Chance Fredrick, Samuel Dabney, Sadler and McCluney won the 4x200 in 1:46. Individual winners were: -McClain in the long jump (17’2”); Merchant was second and Fredrick third.

-Naseme Green in the high jump (5’0”). Ethan King was second at 4’11”. -McCluney in the 400 meters (59.55). King was third and Hill fourth. -McKee in the 3200 meter run (12:17). Josh Brucker was second and Hunter Cooke third. -Shaun Grier in the 110 meter hurdles (19.98). Fredrick was second and Tison Thombs fourth. -Bryan Sanders in the shot put (42’½”). Dreshaun Bell was second and Josh Bell third. -Dreshaun Bell in the discus (98’10 ½”). Josh Bell was second and Sanders third. -Malik Banner in the 1600 meter run (5:47.1). Wes Harmon was second and McKee third. -Jake Merchant in the triple jump (32’7”). Zavier Roberts was second and Chris Robbins third. -Darren Burns in the 800 meter run (2:31). Hill was sec-

ond, Sanders third and Wes Harmon fourth. -Tyler Wells in the 300 meter run (25.34). Roberts was fourth. The KM girls also won all of their relay events and took nine individual first places. Gwen Hopper, Mariah Roberts and Mikiea Seright each won two individual events. Seright took the high jump (4’4”) and the hurdles (10.24). Hopper won the triple jump (30’7”) and the long jump (14.6”). Roberts won the 1600 meter run (6:36) and the 800 meter run (3:00). Tiffani Thompson won the disc with a throw of 67’4” and Jamyiah Pressley won the 200 meter dash in 29.25. Finishing second were Danielle Grant in the high jump, Thompson in the shot, Maddison Hoyle in the triple jump, Pressley in the hurdles, Jasmine Ballew in the 400 meter run, and Kassidy Hamrick in the 800 meter run.


Vendor applications now being accepted for Spring into the Fair The Cleveland County Fair is now taking vendor applications for this year's Spring Into the Fair Aug. 19-22. Spaces are available inside Dorton Hall and outside. This year's event is expected to be huge with the re-opening of the Historic Cleveland County Speedway on Saturday, April 21 kicking off the Summer of Thunder! This year's Spring Into the Fair will feature rides for children and adults by Smokey Mountain Amusements, inflatables and more. Free admission on Aug. 19. Admission on Friday, Saturday and Sunday will be $3 for ages six and up; free for children 5 and under. Seniors 65 and older will also be admitted free of charge. Hours will be Thursday 4 p.m.-10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sunday noon-6 p.m. A music concert is planned for Friday night in the grandstand. The Vintage

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Park, 1277 Park Road, Blacksburg, will host Ignite 2012 a Christ-centered weekend retreat May 4-6 at the park inside the York Group Camp. Admission cost for the entire weekend is $20 per person, optional T-shirts are $10 each. Admission to the retreat will also be offered all day Saturday at $5 per person starting at 8:30 a.m. Tickets include two services, games and dinner. Attendees should bring their own lunches. Registration is due by April 20. Ignite 2012 is a retreat to help youth and young adults grow closer to God. Come join the festivities of music, food, games, fellowship, devotions and impactful messages designed to Ignite your passion for Christ. Call Renee at 704-739-3215 for a registration form or more information. Life Line Screening Presentation April 27 The Life Line screening process will be explained by Brenda Marshall, a representative of Life

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The winners of the senior students vs. faculty basketball game are… The FACULTY - left to right, Kevin Cruise, Mark Latham, Amos Myles, Ronny Funderburke, Grayson Pierce, Nick Inman and Rayvis Key. Not pictured, Matt Bridges.

Faculty beats seniors 42-34 in win for diabetes research EMILY WEAVER Editor

Kings Mountain High School raised close to $3,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in a heated battle on the court between seniors and faculty Friday. The two formidable forces stepped up their game in the Donald L. Parker gymnasium and although both walked away with a win for diabetes research, only one team - the fearsome faculty - left with the trophy in an exciting 42-34 win. Grayson Pierce sent the basketball soaring through the air and swooshing through the net in a last tenth-of-a-second threepointer that barely beat the buzzer. At halftime the score was a close 22-23 with the senior Mountaineers fighting to catch up with their elders.

During halftime, Kings Mountain High’s Ambassadors Club gathered as “gamemakers” at center court, lining up “tributes” for a “Hunger Games” contest. Ten “tributes” (competitors) were narrowed down to one victor in three challenges that tested accuracy, agility, strategy and problem-solving skills. Finishing a puzzle of the mockingjay pin from the popular “Hunger Games” trilogy, Edward Oullette stood with his trophy raised high. As the one and only victor he won a $25 gift certificate to Carmike Cinemas to see “The Hunger Games”, which opened Friday in theaters and has quickly become a box office hit. “We had students from each grade level who wanted to sign up to be in our mock ‘Hunger Games’ events and we randomly

drew out a girl and boy tribute from each grade level as well as two faculty tributes to compete,” said Leigh Bell, who organized the fundraising event. Nearly 750 students made $4 donations to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund to attend the game. Donnie Malaythong breakdanced for the cheering crowd in the pre-game show. Competing on the court were basketball stars, Tre Byers, Brandon Floyd, Henry Curry, Thomas Burgess, Tyrece Crawford, Tray Sellers, Shelton Price, Quincey Toms and Jeremiah Gamble, coached by Caleb Hines and Phillip Quinn; against KMHS faculty, Principal Ronny Funderburke, Rayvis Key, basketball coach Grayson Pierce, Kevin Cruise, Mark Latham, Amos Myles, Matt Bridges and Nick Inman.

Grayson Pierce goes in for a layup.

KMHS’ Shelton Price (33) tries to keep KMHS Principal Ronny Funderburke from scoring in a charity basketball game of seniors vs. teachers in the Donald L. Parker gymnasium Friday. Jeremiah Gamble (44) attempts to block a shot from Nick Inman.

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At right: Jada Mauney Below: Rayvis Key and other “tributes” square off in a challenge to test their aim in the first of three “Hunger Games” contests at KMHS.

At right: Edward Ouellette stands as champion of the “Hunger Games” contest at KMHS during halftime at a basketball game benefiting juvenile diabetes research.

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Grover RoboStars advancing to regional competition in robotics

Left to right, Alyssa Newton, Grace Whitaker, Breanna Webb, Vega Weston, Simon West, Tristan Stenger, Triston Hannon; and second row, Dawn Hicks and Thomas Hicks are winners in Grover's CyberKids Robotics team.

The Grover RoboStars won first place overall in the recent Cleveland County Schools CyberKids Robotics Tournament. The team will advance with six others from the district to the regionals at Catawba Valley Community College in Hickory on April 21. The CyberKids Robotics Competition Program is a hands-on learning experience for children in grades four through nine. In the competition, children learn team work and polish their skills in math, science, computer programming and critical thinking to design and build a robot that completes required missions. Each team writes computer programs to make their robot complete the missions. Teams earn points based on how their

robot successfully finishes the tasks in two-and-a-half minutes. CyberKids Robotics, a non-profit education company dedicated to improving the STEM education of students in the Carolinas and Virginia, provides all computers, software and robotics equipment used. A CyberKids coach brings all required computer and robotics equipment to schools for practice sessions each month. In the sessions, students learn how to design, build and program their competition robots. Each team conducts research on a topic that is special to each annual competition. After the research is complete, the team creates a special presentation to present to a panel of judges at the com-

petition. Also advancing with the Grover RoboStars are the Fallston RoboDogs, who finished first in teamwork; Shelby Intermediate's Juice Botz, which finished first in project presentation; Shelby Intermediate's Peanuts, which finished first in robot performance; Burns Middle's RoboPros, which finished second overall; and Shelby Intermediate's Cyberbananas, which finished third overall. The two teams, which did not advance, were Burns Middle's Android Storm and Shelby Intermediate's Jiggly Udders. Grover's team consisted of eight fourth graders and was led by the school's AIG teacher Dawn Hicks. The team won overall with 153 points.

Fair inventions at North North Elementary's fourth grade reading AIG students recently studied inventors and inventions and then joined the rank of Thomas Edisons in a fair. As part of this unit of study, stu-

dents were challenged to become inventors. They were asked to think of a problem in their daily lives and to come up with an invention that would solve their

problem. After two months of research on various inventions and inventors, the students put on an inventor's fair to show off their new inventions.

North Elementary inventors Jacob Cox and Layla Harris.

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Piece of Cake Third grade reading students at North Elementary recently completed a unit of study on landforms. In the unit, students were assigned different landforms to research. The students put their research together to complete a landform dictionary. The dictionary was used to complete various other assignments, such as a comparison of fluvial and slope landforms. As part of the unit, students were also asked to identify the major landforms of North Carolina and use their knowledge to create a model. The students chose to create a model using cake in which they decorated to show the major landforms of North Carolina. Front row, from left to right: Abby Brooks, Ansley Habel, Clinton Turner, and

Jaxson Bolin. Back row, left to right: Ethan Harrell and Drake Morrow.

Baker, Allen named Beta Scholars The National Beta Club recently announced that Kings Mountain High seniors Elizabeth Baker and Austin Allen have been named Beta Scholars and will each receive a scholarship award of $1,000. Elizabeth and Austin competed against more than 700 candidates nationwide for this honor. Only 221 scholarship recipients were chosen. Both were recommended for this award by the local Beta Club sponsor, Jamey Anne Croft and Kings Mountain

High Principal Ronny Funderburke. “These outstanding young people represent the true spirit of National Beta, having excelled not only academically, but in leadership and service to school and community as well,” said Mr. Ken Cline, executive director of the National Beta Club. Elizabeth is the daughter of Bryan and Pat Baker of Kings Mountain. Austin is the son of Rex and Sharon Allen of Kings Mountain.

240 students honored for high GPAs at KMHS Seniors

Kings Mountain High School honored 240 students, who had a 3.75 weighted cumulative GPA or higher, Monday night at its annual Academic Awards Celebration in Barnes Auditorium. Eighty-three seniors, 65 juniors and 92 sophomores were honored. Seniors of the National Honor Society received their stoles to wear at commencement. Principal Ronny Funderburke awarded seniors with an engraved KMHS pen. Assistant Principal Julie Rikard gave juniors a special KMHS lapel pin and Assistant Principal Mickey Morehead awarded sophomores with an engraved KMHS keychain. The following students were honored at the ceremony: 12th Grade - Akua Mansah Adams, Austin Trey Allen, Rebekah Clare Anthony, Caroline Alexis Baker, Elizabeth Davis Baker, Eric Chaney Barnes II, Wendi Lynn Belt, Octravious Rikeen Bess, Melissa Betancur, Amma Gyebiaa Boakye, Kristen Nichole Boone, Caitlynn Mackenzie Braunns, Paris Keshawnté Brooks, Ciera Rae Buchanan, Florina Alexandra Campeanu, Aneisy Minerva Cardo, Timothy Brian Carroll, Savannah Victoria Cash, Taylor Scott Cash, Kendall Caprice-Nancy Chase, Kimberly Marie Church, Mitchell Alan Cloninger, Alyssa Shea Cogdell, Jacob Alexander Cole, Davis Tyler

Crawford, Marquise Christopher Cunningham, Jeremy William Davis, Kristin Chantel Dawkins, Kayla Diane Edge, Marybeth Ellis, Brandi Danielle Falls, Jeffrey Jordan Falls, Seth Eric Ferrell, Emily Nicole Flemming, Falicity Lee Gantt, Adam David Gardner, Brandon Paul Gilbert, Kanaan Matthew Greene, Ambreia Nekole Hamrick, Walter Durham Harmon IV, Katherene Zxantel Holmes, Miranda Kasey Huff, Allison Gabrielle Ingram, Amanda Michelle Jenkins, Heather Elizabeth Johnson, Priyanka Madanakumar Koneni, Kaitlynn Rose Krieger, Maikiya Shaneé Logan, Marina Nicole Lovelace, Matthew Bryant Lovelace, Sara Jessica Lovette, Kendall Lynn Mansfield, Rebecca Ashley Martin, Sarah Elizabeth McComas, Mariah Kaye McKee, Alex Mason Mooneyhan, Brittany Lynn Moore, McKenzie Michelle Parker, Mary Kathryn Pasour, Isaac Watson Pearson, Taylor Brooke Pearson, Emily Caroline Peeler, Kirstin Leah Postell, Rebecca Ashley Regans, Alexis Tierra Richardson, Awanda Rithiphong, Morgan Caroline Robinson, Morgan Haylee Scism, Sarah Colleen Scoggins, Ridge Allen Scruggs, Austin Kody Simmons, Courtney LeAne Sims, Ayana Olisha Smith, Tomeshia Faynice Spriggs, Breanna Gayle Stevens, Jordan Allen Stowe, Emily Joy Thomas, Tia Shantel Tipton, Shaiesha ArinyahTieah Watson, Micaela Lacole

Watterson, Larry Christopher Webster, Morgan Elizabeth Weeks, Wendy Leigh Wheeler, Kylee Monee Wideman, Bailey Elizabeth Williams, Ariana Zhané Wingo. 11th Grade - Yesenia Vargas Abrego, Matthew Douglas Allen, Ethan Cole Anderson, Alexis Geraldine Bedgood, Wyneisha Shantell Bell, Carsyn Camby Bolin, Sara Hannah Borov, Jeremy Alexander Bouldin, John McNeill Bridges, Michael Anthony Brunswick, Andrew Thomas Buchanan, Dustin Wayne Burgess, Maverick O’Brian Canipe, Michael Jacob Cerjan, Hannah Faith Chapman, Justin Thomas Chapman, Kelsie Kay Davis, Courtney Rashida Elmore, Kaylee Nikole Faile, Kellie Jayne Ford, Aaron Gold Foster, Dustin James Gilbert, Kristian Amber Goins, Zachariah Alford Grant, Mitchell Dean Hardee, Daria Tajonna Hart, Kayla Christine Heisler, Katie Lee Holland, Jordan Taylor Yarbro Hollifield, Devin Chase Hullender, Chelsie Renee Humphries, Da’Zohna Amari Jarrett, Kiersten Mercedes Johnson, Joseph Glenn Lewis, Jonathan Scott Long, Brittany LeighAnn Lysek, Brittany Taylor Mason, Jada Alice Mauney, William Logan McGill, James Gregory McGinnis Jr., Jordan Alexander-Quinn McMillin, Rebekah Marie Miles, Summer Paulynna Miller, Demery Lamont Moody, Eboni Danielle Morrison, Victoria Constance Moss, Taylor Nicholle

Norman, Edward Bruce Ouellette, Brooke Michelle Parker, Dakota Alexander Putnam, Phillip Daniel Quinn, Tyler Michael Reller, Wilson Ray Rikard, Hailey Alexis Rotenberry, William Thomas Ruffalo, Morgan Marie Sellers, William Andrew Sellers, Kaitlyn Alexandra Sisk, Phetdsada Kimberly Sourisoud, Jane’t Doris Stewart, Tyler Shane Thompson, Stephanie Renae Vickers, Emily Katelyn Whitaker, Stephenie Lauren Wright, Hannah Faye Wyte. 10th Grade - Yasmine Mari Adams, Mary Elizabeth Asgari, Timothy Isaac Ausburn, Alexander Scott Austin, Samuel Stephen Baker, Daniel Eli Barrett, Katherine Hali Bieker, Taylor Christine Blanton, Nina Bounpheng, Carman Leann Bowles, Will Cameron Boyle, Abbey Lynn Bragg, Brittani Nicole Bridges, Rebekah Frances Bridges, Artaysia Shenise Brooks, Ian Connor Brooks, Justice Jeremiah Brown, Cameron Dean Bullock, Spencer Marie Burton, Cynthia Yuritzi Carcamo, Chandler William Champion, Nicholas Maldini Chanthavong, Ashley Marie Chapman, Hannah Marie Christenbury, John William Clay, Michael Isaiah Cole, Kacey Brianna Cordell, Melissa Ellen Crouse, Tionja Jeanette Elizabeth Crumpton, Matthew Simeon Davis, Mason Lewis Dellinger, Hattie Brooke Dover, Jessica Caitlyn Dudziak, Katie Marie Ellis, Caje Jacob Etters, Natalie Elizabeth

Fedyschyn, Mason Eion Fleisher, Kelsey Kamele Forbes, Elaina Nicole Francis, Annamarie Irene Fulbright, Chelsea Lauren George, Adrienne Ruelyn-Blythe Green, Alex Eddy Grooms, Taylor Nicole Halvorson, Dalton Isaac Haney, Emily Lauren Harris, Lyndsay Jewel Henderson, Katelyn Renee Jackson, Nicholas Allen Lease, Donnie Malaythong, Haley Abigail McDougal, Jacob Andrew Miller, Caroline Elizabeth Murray, Nathan Alexander Nash, Anna Elizabeth Oakley, Harsh Jitendrakumar Patel, Radhika Kamles Patel, Alayna Marie Pearson, Austin Tyler Pearson, Mitchell Royce Peeler, Jordyn Danielle Peterson, Elizabeth Monique Petty, Madison Marie Pillado, Mikayla Reese Price, Tyler Andrell Prince, Collen Malachi Queen, Becca Nicole Robinson, Mary Kathryn Robinson, Taylor Lauren Rogers, Zackery Austin Saldo, Jayna Sananikone, Adam Douglas Satterfield, Calan Michael Sherrin, Molly Elizabeth Short, Morgan Ashlyn Short, Trista LouElla Sikes, Madeline Marie Skeith, Destinee Logan Smith, Jonmark Daniel Smith, Taquisha Prianna Smith, Kelton Lane Stone, Joshua David Styers, Taylor Nicole Thrift, Austin Paul Toney, Paige Elizabeth Velez, Caroline Jerrie Waters, Micah Elizabeth Waters, Brandon Tyler Watts, Maury Allen Williams, Emily Nicole Wilson, Megan Gabrielle Woodall, Jack Edward Zyble.



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Top seniors honor their Time Warner Cable Star Teachers

KMHS senior Elizabeth Baker presents her Star Teacher Rayvis Key of Kings Mountain High with a 2012 Time-Warner Cable Star Teacher Award at a banquet March 22.

KMHS senior Walter Harmon introduces his nominee for a 2012 Time-Warner Cable Star Teacher Award, Anthony Ash (inset).

KMHS senior Morgan Weeks presents one of her favorite teachers Cindy Estridge a 2012 Time-Warner Cable Star Teacher Award.

The 13 top academic seniors in Cleveland County recognized 13 of their favorite teachers and educators at the 2012 Time-Warner Cable Star Teachers Awards program on March 22nd at Shelby Middle School. This was the 22nd annual event honoring teachers sponsored by the Cleveland County Schools’ Educational Foundation through the sup-

lected by Walter Harmon of Kings Mountain High; Sherry Ellis of Burns High, selected by Brittney Cook of Burns High; Cindy Estridge of Kings Mountain High, selected by Morgan Weeks of Kings Mountain High; RoseAnn Evans of Shelby Intermediate, selected by Jenna Washburn of Shelby High; Teresa Heffelfinger of Shelby High, selected by Kathryn Seen of

Shelby High; Rayvis Key of Kings Mountain High, selected by Elizabeth Baker of Kings Mountain High. Also honored were, Mitchell Lipscomb of Burns High, selected by Shane Tolbert of Burns High; Karen Martin of Burns Middle, selected by Parker Scruggs of Burns Middle; Trent Marty of Cleveland Early College, selected by Brandon Ruppe of

Cleveland Early College; Jeff Melton of Crest High, selected by Amy Burch of Crest High; Sandy Quattlebaum of Crest High, selected by Chelsea Hamrick of Crest High; and David Steeves of Shelby High, selected by Megan Nanney of Shelby High. Kay Hamrick, who taught at Crest Middle School, was honored posthumously by Caleb Hodges of Crest High

School. The Star Teacher celebration was initiated 22 years ago by the Cleveland County Schools’ Educational Foundation through a partnership with Time-Warner Cable. The Cable Television Public Affairs Association recognized the program with the Beacon Award in 1997 – one of the highest honors given in the cable industry.

Bethware Elementary awards

Kaleb Armstrong, Cole Bolin, Katelin Bowers, Ethan Capps, Ryan Carr, Athena Claborn, Markus Hager, Noah Johnson, Dylan Phelps, Karissa Poteet, Isaiah Tate, Aleiyha Yarbro and Eve Yarulin 3rd Grade: Nick Burrows, Drew Mannino, Shaylynn Sharpe, Logan Babiec, Kennedy Barnes, Blake Davis, Brent Gipson, Isaiah Gregory, Mary Claire Ware, Logan Patrick, Dustin Putnam, Austin Brown, Samuel Goins, Destiny Adams, Jordan Stacks, Seth Henson, Alex Nivens, Jordan Parker, Samuel P a r s o n s , Emma White, Olivia Green, Xavier Johnson, Randy Lyles, Cattie Smith, Ryne Smith, Brandon Williams, Kenlie Withers, Garrett Yancey and Tanner Lockhart 4th Grade: Leah Blevins, Mary Lowrance, Anazet Stephens, Aaliyah Camp, Alex Downey, Adam Green, Lanya Adams, Gage Baugham, Keaton Berryman, Randy Horn, Myla Athithang, Kylie Bearfield, Bryce Fisher, Eli Radford, Kushal Koneni, Wendy Mendez, Lucy Northcutt, Zach Petras, Joey Stalker, Sarah Phelps and McKenzie Williams AB Honor Roll 1st Grade: Kennedy Ramsey, Priest Wilson, Rylie Jone, Layla Evans, Lucasz Jones, Cayden Trull, Nate Whitehair, Chloe Humphries, Makayla Odums, Porsha Poston, Elijah Gibson, C. J. Young, Ashton Carroll, Kenyon Moore, Ethan Mullis, Tony Bull, Lindsay Burrows, A’Sean Meek, September Perry, Christopher Schradar, Autumn Short, Marcus Williams, Mackenzie Wofford, Andrew D’Angelo, Chloe Hayes, Hannah Hood and Jasmine Rivas 2nd Grade: Aiden Athitang, Jacqueline Bernabe, Carson Merrill , Maddux Gunnon, Dominique Grindstaff, Chrisley Belt, Alexis Johnson, Justin Visoso, Shaniece LoweChristian, Aynslee Weeks, Aliza Edmonson, Nicholas Hullender, D.J. Black, Jada Allen, Zion Black, Riley Bledsoe, Jacob Deaton, Jaiden Hunt, Katelynn Perrigo and Tristan Scott 3rd Grade: Nathan Singletary, Tucker Leatherman, Riddick Phonephet, Alivia Lightsey, Ashlynn Marr, Savannah Byars, Emily Costner, Ilayda Kilic, Adam Metts, Olivia Moss, Bethany Schrader, Brandon Bullock, Katie Grindstaff, Luke Hardin, Shayana Portee, Grady Hopper, Joshua Fowler, Ethan Greene, Orlando Odums, Madision Smith, Jonathan Hamrick, Keyana Moore, Brooklyn Bell, Joshua Anderson, Nazir Dee, Tyler Huntsinger, Katlyn Randle, Selena Rivas, Saniyah Trammell, Rylie Carroll, Jake Lehr, Shyana Portee, Kaitlyn Robinson, Trey Williams and Gabe Wilson 4th Grade: Austin Ashe, Tristan Blanton, Josh Ball, Katlyn Barnette, Stephanie Ramsey, Diamond Poston, Nia Smith, Sammy Campbell, Isaiah Cremeans, Payton Goforth, Amber Hall, Caleb Jackson, Dererk Acuff, Destiny Best, Sara Brooks, Noah Dettloff, Aaron Evans, Hanah Neely, Jacob Woods, Ruthie Dover, Luke Johnson, Kelsey Mertz, Macie Sims, Kennedy Thompson, Cheyanne Walters, Tristan Henson, Kylie Payne, Dylan Williams, Daniel Powell and Zack Trull Top Buccaneer Award Kindergarten: Seth Frazier, Joseph James, Matthew Woods,

Matthew Conner, Mary Grace Hogue, Amanda Ruiz, Breanna Sansing and Afton Sizemore 1st Grade: Faith Keller, Calum Bolin, Ethan Houston, Areli Donu, Sam Black, Triston Hullender, Janiya Ford and Myskina Chanthadala 2nd Grade: Cole Bolin, Katelin Bowers, Nicholas Hullender, Aynslee Weeks, Tyler Powell, Chrisley Belt, Noah Stanley and Mary Bearfield 3rd Grade: Xavier Johnson, Ryne Smith, Evan Gunter, Emma White, Jordan Stacks, Destiny Adams, Dustin Putnam, Mary Claire Ware, Drew Mannino and Shaylynn Sharpe 4th Grade: Mary Lowrance, Alex Downey, Ruthie Dover, Macie Sims, Randy Horn, Lanya Adams, Eli Radford, Myla Athithang, Sarah Phelps and Joey Stalker Reading Award Kindergarten: Landon Harley, Javen Rivera, Bryson Brown and Kiana King 1st Grade: Andrew D’Angelo, Lauren Sharpe, Valey Rivera and Maley Bridges 2nd Grade: Athena Claborn, Ethan Humphries, Talj Lee and Haley Glenn 3rd Grade: Jake Lehr, Alex Nivens, Evan Gunter, Savannah Byars, Samuel Goins and Michael Meeler 4th Grade: Alex Downey, Cheyenne Walters, Wendy Mendez, Keaton Berryman and Kylie Bearfield Science Award Kindergarten: Summer Mobley, Andrew Fussell, Chloe Champion and Joshua Meeler 1st Grade: Jason Pegg, Nate Whitehair, Star McKinney and Erin Wall 2nd Grade: Jacob Deaton, Jada Allen, Lane Pruitt and Analy Caldwell 3rd Grade: Rebecca Trahan, Alivia Lightsey, Joshua Fowler, Adam Metts and Saniyah Trammell 4th Grade: Cheyenne Walters, Dylan Williams, Aaron Evans, Caleb Jackson and Tristan Blanton Handwriting Award Kindergarten: Nevaeh Accor, Dylan Vickers, Nydria Watkins and Bre’Lynn Robbs 1st Grade: Emma Caldwell, Layla Evans, Khalia King and Latham Stone 2nd Grade: TyEura Harris, Brittaney Hammett, Brandon Cody and Joselyn Fowler 3rd Grade: Shyana Portee, Emma White, Shayana Portee, Brent Gipson and Darren Phaengkhamhak 4th Grade: Brooklyn Seright, Anazet Stephens, Payton Goforth, Sara Brooks and Beyonce Dee Math Award Kindergarten: Deacon Armstrong, Corde’ Nixon, John Paul Cannon and Mackenzie Ware 1st Grade: Nicholas Horne, Austyn Dixon, Amberlyn Caroll and Autumn Short 2nd Grade: Tristan Scott, D. J. Black, Cassie Chambers and Peyton Fisher 3rd Grade: Trey Williams, Seth Henson, Austin Brown, Ilayda Kilic and Drew Mannino 4th Grade: Aaliyah Camp, Kelsey Mertz, Bryce Fisher, Noah Dettloff and Lucy Northcutt Social Studies Kindergarten: Alizaha Turner, Brayden Patrick, Bryce Johnson and Stephanie Morehead 1st Grade: Anna Holder, Cayden Trull, Ethan Mullis and Ashley Blanton

2nd Grade: Noah Johnson, Quantez Davis, Elise Poston and Emma Laughter 3rd Grade: Alex Rhames, Tyshawn Crocker, Logan Babiec, Luke Hardin and Nick Burrows 4th Grade: Adam Green, Daniel Powell, Jacob Woods, Eric Calderon and Zach Petras Phonics Award Kindergarten: Zavian Smith, Ally Cobb, Jensyn Gunnon and Kaylee Jackson 1st Grade: Savannah Humphries, Olivia Wilson, Misha Wray and Lindsay Burrows Most Improved Award Kindergarten: Adrian Childers, Vincent Suber, Riley Clark and Sabrina Carpenter 1st Grade: Joshua Robinson, C.J. Young, Terrell Lee and Dylan Thomas 2nd Grade: Katelynn Duncan, Chad Hedgepath, Nickolas Wright and Darion Parker 3rd Grade: Gabe Wilson, Tyler Huntsinger, Jacob Stacey, Olivia Moss and Nathan Singletary 4th Grade: Josh McGinnis, Kylie Payne, Destiny Best, Erkut Kurt and Abigail VelezDonu Good Citizenship Awards December Kindergarten: Lillian Blalock, Matthew Conner, Aaron Aldridge and Breanna Sansing 1st Grade: Priest Wilson, Layla Evans, Hannah Morris and Erin Wall 2nd Grade: Zion Black, Jada Allen, Shaniece Lowe-Christian and Aiden Athitang 3rd Grade: Emma White, Nicholas Gibbs , Mary Claire Ware and Olivia Green 4th Grade: Leah Blevins, Justyn Friday, Myla Athitang, Haylee Ruff and Lucy Northcutt January Kindergarten: Makalyn Earley, Caleb Marr, Kaleb Mason and Kaylee Jackson 1st Grade: Nicholas Horne, CJ Young, Jaleigha Adamsa n d Myskina Chanthadala 2nd Grade: Aleiyah Yarbro, Nicholas Hullender, Nickolas Wright and Peyton Fisher 3rd Grade: Shaylynn Sharpe, Emily Costner, Katie Grindstaff, Keyana Moore and Matthew Allen 4th Grade: Khia King, Daniel Powell, Janiya Black, Madison Philbeck and Kushal Koneni Do the Right Thing Award 2 Nominees - 3rd Grade: Nazir Dee and Rylie Carroll Bus Safety Award for the 2nd Quarter Bus 26: Tapanga Grigg Bus 70: D.J. Black Bus 129: Peyton Fisher Bus 90: Andrew D’Angelo K-1 Special Area Buccaneer Bears Music Bear: Mrs. Smith’s Kindergarten Class and Mrs. Cochran’s 2nd Grade Class Art Bear: Mrs. Ware’s 1st Grade Class and Mrs. Witherspoon’s 4th Grade Class PE Bear: Mrs. Harris’ 1st Grade Class and Mrs. Johnson’s 4th Grade Class Computer Lab Bear: Mrs. Byars’ Kindergarten Class and Mrs. Scoggins’ 4th Grade Class Library Bear: Mrs. Smith’s 1st Grade Class and Mrs. Archer’s 4th Grade Class Music Awards NC Elementary Honors Chorus—Kylie Payne This student represented Bethware in November at the Honors Chorus performance in Winston-Salem.

Kiwanis Terrific Kid Award Kindergarten: Makalyn Early, Crissa Griffin, Gracie Hill, Caroline Moss, Kourtney Vermeulen, Zoey Black, Carly Stewart and Kory Phillips 1st Grade: Kennedy Ramsey, Joshua Cobb, Ashton Hullender, Chloe Humphries, Gauge Fussell, Aleah Callahan, Emily Phelps and September Perry 2nd Grade: Ethan Capps, Karissa Poteet, Savannah Stevens, Jordan Williamson, Ravin Arndt, Cameron, Petti, Aiden Athitang and Jacqueline Bernabe 3rd Grade: Rylie Carroll, Kaitlyn Robinson, Nazir Dee, Katlyn Randle, Grady Hopper, Jonathan Hamrick, Ilayda Kilic, Emily Costner, Hunter Crawford and Kimberly Stacey 4th Grade: Daniel Powell, Zack Trull, Kennedy Thompson, Dawson Bledsoe, Galand Yancey, Bryce Ball,Nia Smith, Jaylin Odum, Issac Watson and Hanah Neely Perfect Attendance Award for the 2nd Quarter Kindergarten: Jessica Estes, Gracie Hill, Corde’ Nixon, Brayden Patrick, Lindsey Robinson, Nevaeh Accor, Lillian Blalock, Joseph James, Justaysia Jeffries, Aaron Aldridge, Alexis Clark, Riley Clark, Amanda Ruiz, Jonathan Seright, Kiana King, Joshua Meeler and Afton Sizemore 1st Grade: Jackalyn Ramsey, Preist Wilson, Adam Guy, Chloe Humphries, Lucasz Jones, Sam Black, Aleah Callahan, Austyn Dixon, Gauge Fussell, Khalia King, Star McKinney, Hannah Morris, Israel Watkins, Samuel Cody, Autumn Short, Austin Spurlin, Christopher Schrader and Erin Wall 2nd Grade: David Aleman, Ravin Arndt, Rachel Christenbury, Talj Lee, Cameron Petti, Tyler Powell, Nickolas Wright, Aiden Athitang, Mallory Camp, Kailey Duncan, Peyton Fisher, Carson Merrill, Darion Parker, Kaniya Thompson, Jackson Mealing, Brandon Ruiz, Jordan Williamson, Keyonna Wilson, Kaleb Armstrong, Ethan Capps, Katelyn Duncan and Markus Hager 3rd Grade: Austin Brown, Brandon Bullock, Bailey Dulin, Joshua Fowler, Samuel Goins, Katie Grindstaff, Jonathan Hamrick, Dev Patel, Shayana Portee, Evan Gunter, Alex Nivens, Stanley Whitesides, Xavier Johnson, Jacob Lehr, Shyana Portee, Ryne Smith, Rebecca Trahan, Trey Williams, Emily Costner, Blake Davis, Isaiah Gregory, Dustin Putnam, Bethany Schradar, Mary Claire Ware, Nick Burrows, Hunter Crawford, Nathan Singletary and Kimberly Stacey 4th Grade: Anazet Stephens, Kendra Thompson, Randy Duncan, Bryce Fisher, Payton Goforth, Amber Hall, Jaylin Odum, Joshua Pinnix, Eli Radford, Rodericka Turner, Abigail Velez-Donu, Abby Aldridge, Ruthie Dover, Nicholas Falls, Justyn Friday, Luke Johnson, Khia King, Josh McGinnis, Kelsey Mertz, Macie Sims, Cheyanne Walters, Beyonce Dee, Kennedy Thompson, Luke Godfrey, Erkut Kurt, Stephanie Ramsey, Keaton Berryman, Derek Acuff, Destiny Best, Janiya Black and Cheyenne McMillian Principal’s Pal Homework

port of Time Warner Cable. The top academic students in the senior classes at Burns, Crest, Cleveland Early College, Kings Mountain and Shelby high schools selected their star teachers and recognized them during the program. Star educators and the senior scholars who nominated them were Anthony Ash of Kings Mountain High, se-

Award Kindergarten: Nevaeh Accor, Deacon Armstrong, Lillian Blalock, John Brooks, Adrian Childers, Lyndsee Earle, Seth Frazier, Kylie Blalock, Crissa Griffin, Landon Hartley, Joseph James, Justaysia Jefferies, Alexander Jones, Jace McLaughlin, Summer Mobley, Zavian Smith, Alizaha Turner, Makalyn Earley, Ally Cobb, Katelyn Singletary, Matthew Woods, Matthew Conner, Andrew Fussell, Gracie Hill, Caleb Marr, Kensley Marlowe, Caroline Moss, Corde’ Nixon, Brayden Patrick, Javen Rivera, Vincent Suber, Dylan Vickers, Gretchen Hopper, Jessica Estes, Haiden Patterson, Zoey Black, Aaron Aldridge, Bryson Brown, Chloe Champion, John Paul Cannon, Alexis Clark, Riley Clark, Jayden Harris, Nydria Watkins, Gracie Hopper, Mary Grace Hogue, Bryce Johnson, Kaleb Mason, Kendall Parker, Jensyn Gunnon, Amanda Ruiz, Kourtney Vermeulen, Kaylee Jackson, Joshua Meeler, Kory Phillips, Christina Merchant, Kiana King, Bre’Lynn Robbs, Breanna Sansing, Afton Sizemore, Javon Smith, Logan Stanley, Carly Stewart, Mackenzie Ware and Stephanie Morehead 1st Grade: Amberlyn Carroll, Areli Donu, Hunter Ellis, Layla Evans, Abby Henson, Ethan Houston, Ashton Hullender, Adam Guy, Chloe Humphries, Lucasz Jones, Makayla Odums, Thomas Ferrell, Cayden Trull, Nate Whitehair, Olivia Wilson, CJ Young, Elijah Gibson, Porsha Poston, Lauren Sharpe, Jaleigha Adams, Sema Altikardes, Sam Black, Seth Brown, Aleah Callahan, Ashton Carroll, Austyn Dixon, Carley Evans, Gauge Fussell, Triston Hullender, Khalia King, Star McKinney, Kenyon Moore, Hannah Morris, Ethan Mullis, Alayna Patrick, Valey Rivera, Israel Watkins, Misha Wra, Terrell Lee, Tony Bull, Maley Bridges, Lindsay Burrows, Janiyah Ford, Emily Phelps, Autumn Short, Myskina Chanthadala, Ethan Lovelace, September Perry, Austin Spurlin , Marcus Williams, Mackenzie Wofford, Anna Holder, Calum BolinAndrew D’Angelo, Melissa Morehead, Chloe Hayes, Faith Keller, Cheyenne Mullinax, Emma Caldwell, Hannah Hood, Jasmine Rivas, Joshua Cobb, Priest Wilson, Jason Pegg, Logan Cook, Savannah Humphries, Nicholas Horne, Passion McClain and Rylie Jones 2nd Grade: Kaleb Armstrong, Cole Bolin, Athena Claborn, Noah Johnson, Jacob Deaton, Karissa Poteet, TyEura Harris, Isaiah Tate, Tristan Scott, DJ Black, Ethan Humphries, Jada Allen, Aliza Edmonson, Ava Etters, Tavis Evans, Brittaney Hammett, Chad Hedgepath, Nicholas Hullender, Rebecca Lee, Brandon Ruiz, Savannah Stevens, Aynslee Weeks, Jordan Williamson, Keyonna Wilson, Madeline Woodard, Jackson Mealing, Scott Harrelson, Quantez Davis, David Aleman, Chrisley Belt, Cassie Chambers, Cameron Petti, Nickolas Wright, Alexis Johnson, Makayla Jarvis, Rachel Christenbury, Ravin Arndt, Blake Mertz, Elise Poston, Justin Visoso, Tyler Powell, Aaron Thornburg, Analy Caldwell,

Jathan Callahan, Peyton Fisher, Joselyn Fowler, Breanna Allen, Floey Sharpe, Aiden Athitang, Kailey Duncan, Emma Laughter, Haley Glenn and Jacqueline Bernabe 3rd Grade: Olivia Green, Randy Lyles, Shyana Portee, Cattie Smith, Ryne Smith, Brandon Williams, Kenlie Withers, Rylie Carroll, Xavier Johnson, Trey Williams, Garrett Yancey, Trystin Akers, Matthew Allen, Jake Lehr, Kaitlyn Robinson, Gabe Wilson, Joshua Anderson, Seth Henson, Tyler Huntsinger, Brooklyn Bell, Tanner Lockhart, Keyana Moore, Samuel Parsons, Katyln Randle, Nazir Dee, Evan Gunter, Alex Nivens, Jordan Parker, Saniyah Trammell, Emma White, Katie Grindstaff, Luke Hardin, Destiny Adams, Jordan Stacks, Austin Brown, Ethan Greene, Bailey Dulin, Shayana Portee, Emily Costner, Blake Davis, Landen Hunt, Logan Patrick, Adams Metts, Brent Gipson, Ilayda Kilic, Olivia Moss, Bethany Schrader, Mary Claire Ware, Savannah Byars, Logan Babiec, Michael Meeler, Jesse Yarbro, Ashlynn Marr, Drew Mannino, Riddick Phonephet, Nicholas Burrows, Tucker Leatherman, Shaylyn Sharpe and Darren Phaengkhamhak 4th Grade: Kushal Koneni, Zach Petras, Bryce Ball, Josh Ball, Wendy Mendez, Erkut Kurt, Galand Yancey, Joey Stalker, Lucy Northcutt, Sarah Phelps, Myla Athitang, Kylie Bearfield, Sammy Campbell, Bryce Fisher, Abigail VelezDonu, Payton Goforth, Eli Radford, Josh Pinnix, Madison Philbeck, Jaylin Odum, Keaton Berryman, Destiny Best, Janiya Black, Sara Brooks, Aaron Evans, Tapanga Grigg, Cheyanne McMillian, Randy Horn, Derek Acuff, Abby Aldridge, Nicholas Falls, Ruthie Dover, Justyn Friday, Luke Johnson, Kennedy Thompson, Adam Green, Cheyanne Walters, Khia King, Kelsey Mertz, Macie Sims, Angelica Harmon, Leah Blevins, Anazet Stephens, Alex Downey, Mary Lowrance, Erin Carthen and Daniel Powell A Honor Roll 1st Grade: Nicholas Horne, Savannah Humphries, Amberlyn Carroll, Areli Donu, Hunter Ellis, Adam Guy, Abby Henson, Ethan Houston, Ashton Hullender, Olivia Wilson, Lauren Sharpe, Jaleigha Adams, Sema Altikardes, Sam Black, Seth Brown, Aleah Callahan, Austyn Dixon, Gauge Fussell, Triston Hullender, Khalia King, Terrell Lee, Star McKinney, Hannah Morris, Alayna Patrick, Valey Rivera, Misha Wray, Maley Bridges, Myskina Chanthadala, Janiyah Ford, Erin Wall, Anna Holder, Calum Bolin, Melissa Morehead, Emma Caldwell, Cheyenne Mullinax, Faith Keller, Joshua Robinson and Logan Cook 2nd Grade: Analy Caldwell, Jathan Callahan, Mallory Camp, Peyton Fisher, Joseplyn Fowler, Gaia King, Emma Laughter, Noah Stanley, Darion Parker, Floey Sharpe, Mary Bearfield, Haley Glenn, David Aleman, Cassie Chambers, Talj Lee, Cheyenne Huffman, Rachel Christnebury, Makayla Jarvis, Blake Mertz, Tyler Powell, Jackson Mealing, Ethan Humphries, Brandon Ruiz,

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Legals NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS BY P U B L I C AT I O N STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA CLEVELAND COUNTY BEFORE THE CLERK 11 SP 667 PINK BELL DEGREE (Full name of Petitioning Father) FOR THE ADOPTION OF: KRISTIAN JOSIAH DEGREE TO: AN UNKNOWN FATHER TAKE NOTICE THAT a Petition for Adoption of a male minor child named above, who was born to Kamisha Monroe Degree on or about July 1, 2005, in Shelby, North Carolina, was filed in the office of the Clerk of Superior Court of Cleveland County, State of North Carolina on December 27, 2011. This mother of the minor child is not sure of the approximate date of conception, nor who the father of the minor child is. The child was conceived in Cleveland County, North Carolina. You must file a response to the Petition no later than April 16, 2012, in order to participate in and receive fur-

ther notice of the proceeding, including notice of the time and place of any hearing. THE CLERK OF SUPERIOR COURT will enter an order allowing the adoption to proceed without your consent if there is no response. Any and all rights you may have with respect to the minor will be extinguished and all aspects of any legal relationship between the minor child and you as parent will be terminated with the entry of the Decree of Adoption. This the 7th day of March, 2012. CLAYWARD C. CORRY, JR. Attorney for Petitioner CORRY LAW FIRM PO BOX 920 Kings Mountain, NC 28086 N. C. State Bar #7065 KMH3498 (3/07,14 21 & 28/12) STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION CLEVELAND COUNTY BEFORE THE CLERK 12 SP 17 IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF THE DEED OF TRUST OF DENNIS W. TOWERY, JR., AND KATHLEEN B. TOWERY, Mortgagors, to JOHN V. SCHWEPPE, Trustee; D. TODD W U L F H O R S T, Substitute Trustee, NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BOOK 1628, PAGE 141 FIRST NATIONAL BANK, Mortgagee. Dated December 11, 2008 recorded in Book 1566, at Page 1083 Securing the original amount of $122,000.00 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed

by DENNIS W. TOWERY, JR. and wife, KATHLEEN B. TOWERY, described above, in the Cleveland County Public Registry; default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness thereby secured and the said Deed of Trust being by the terms thereof subject to foreclosure; and the holder of the indebtedness thereby secured having demanded a foreclosure thereof for the purpose of satisfying said i n d e b te d n e s s ; and under and by virtue of an order entered in the within entitled and numbered action by the Clerk of Superior Court of Cleveland County, North Carolina on the 6th day of March, 2012, the undersigned Trustee will offer for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash at the Courthouse door in Shelby, North Carolina at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday the 5th day of April, 2012, the land conveyed in said Deed of Trust, the same lying and being in Cleveland County, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Being the full contents of Lot No. 13 of Block “I” of CAMDEN ACRES as shown on a Plat Book recorded in the Cleveland County Registry at Plat Book 12, Page 41; property is bounded on the west and North by Lots Nos. 12, 11, 10

and 9; bounded on the East by Lot No. 14; and on the South by Suffolk Drive and described by metes and bounds as follows: BEGINNING at an existing iron pin set in the Northern edge of Suffolk Drive, the line runs with the common boundary of Tract No. 12, North 24-1415 East 68.68 feet to an existing iron pin; thence the line runs with the common boundary of Lot No. 12, North 4000-25 East 70.06 feet to an existing iron pin; thence the line runs with the common boundary of Lots Nos. 9 and 10, North 7935-40 East 94.94 feet to an existing iron pin; thence the line runs with the common boundary of Lot No. 14, South 23-24-30 West 188.40 feet to an existing iron pin set in the Northern edge of the right of way of Suffolk Drive; thence the line continues with the Northern edge of the right of way of Suffolk Drive, North 6644 West 99-89 feet to the place of BEGINNING, and being the full contents of

Lot 13 of Block “I” of CAMDEN ACRES as shown on a survey by Clyde Fesperman, R.L.S., dated April 20, 1990. Title Reference: See deed in Book 1537 Page 862 of the Cleveland County Registry. THIS PROPERTY HAS THE ADDRESS OF: 3166 SUFFOLK DR. SHELBY, NC 28152 This sale is made subject to all outstanding and unpaid Cleveland County and any city or town ad valorem property taxes as well as any and all other prior liens, defects and encumbrances involving said property, as well as a Clerk’s fee of $.45 per $100 on the purchase price. Notice is further hereby given that the successful bidder will be required to make a cash deposit not to exceed the greater of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid or seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00). Notice is further hereby given that the sale will be conducted pursuant to and subject to all of the provisions of Chapter 45, as amended, of the

General Statutes of North Carolina. Notice is given that an order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to N.C.G.S. §4521.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the Clerk of Superior Court of the County in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of any such rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement to the effective date of the termination. This the 6th day of March, 2012. /s/ By: _D. Todd Wulfhorst D. Todd Wulfhorst, Substitute Trustee KMH3423 (3/21 & 28/2012)

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STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified as Administrator of the Estate of Dayta Gram Smarr, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the said estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned Draylon Holland, Ad m i n i s t r a t o r on or before the 14thh day of June, 2012 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 to the undersigned. This the14th day of March, 2012. Draylon Holland, Administrator 1078 Mountain Crest Drive Kings Mountain, NC, 28086 KMH3421 (3/14, 21, 28 & 4/04/12)

CITY OF KINGS MOUNTAIN NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PLANNING BOARD MEETING – TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2012 – 5:30 PM CITY COUNCIL MEETING - TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012 - 6:00 PM CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL CASE NO. CUR-13-12 Greenway Development Company, LLC is requesting to rezone property loc a t e d approximately at the 800 block of E. King Street from General Business (G-B) to Conditional Use R-6 (CUR-6)). The property may also be identified as Tax Map KM 29, Block 2, Lot 7U or Cleveland County PIN 8879. CASE NO. CUR-23-12 William Jerry Hamby is requesting to rezone property located approximately at 114 and 120 Heatherton Lane from Residential R-10 to Conditional Use Residential R-20 (CUR-R-20). The property may also be identified as Tax Map 4-27, Block 1, Lots 34 & 35 or

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Oh the cherry blossoms on the Mall ELIZABETH STEWART

The nation's greatest springtime celebration, the Cherry Blossom Festival, is underway in Washington, D.C. at the National Mall. Kings Mountain National Military Park Superintendent Erin Kaye Broadbent remembers it well. She was in the middle of the frenzy of activity as site manager there before moving to Kings Mountain in 1999. "I love this park and the people in this community," said Broadbent who was lead park ranger at the White House for five years and worked in the Washington Headquarters Office of the Park Service four years. Following her dad in the Park Service, she began her first duties as an interpretive park ranger at Tumacacori National Historical Park in her home state of Arizona. Laughing, Broadbent said she never thought about working as a park ranger like her dad. But it all worked out. She wouldn't change a career that has given her the oppor-

tunity to challenge young people to learn more about their local parks and especially in Kings Mountain to learn about the Revolutionary War battle fought here on Oct. 7, 1780. "I always liked the outdoors, so working with the Park Service has filled my life for 30 years," Broadbent said. She supervises a permanent staff of 17 at KMNMP where over 200,000 people log in about every year at the visitor center. Broadbent, 53, is the epitome of courage. At 18 she and her friends took what they called "our last big bash before college" by swimming and diving in a pond not far from her home. "I loved to swim and dive and the water was too shallow when I took the dive," she said. Young Erin suffered a broken neck and was hospitalized for months. Physical and occupational therapy, attitude and tenacity played a part in the healing. "I told the doctor and my Mom, a registered nurse, that after six months in rehabilitation I was going home for Christmas to stay," she

said. And she did just that. A year after the accident that crippled her she registered for college at Arizona State University and following graduation began a busy career in the park service in her home state. The walls of her comfortable room at the headquarters office of KMNMP about 10 miles from Kings Mountain shows her busy and versatile life in the Park Service; her close-knit association with park rangers and her affection, particularly, for Nancy and Ronald Reagan during the Reagan years in the nation's capital. Broadbent's duties at the White House National Park Site were to help coordinate tours at the White House. This was before 9/11 when ticket booths were set up outside the grounds of the White House. Park rangers were responsible for this duty in Spring and Summer Tuesdays-Saturdays. At that time candlelight tours drew large crowds to the White House public viewing rooms. See BROADBENT, 8D



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‘Painted Poetry’ by Lorene Lovell to be displayed at the Southern Arts Society’s Depot in Kings Mountain. Opening reception Saturday.

Southern Arts Society is proud to present new paintings by Lorene R. Lovell in a onewoman exhibit opening with a public reception on Saturday, March 31 from 7-9 p.m. at the Kings Mountain Art Center (Depot), 301 N. Piedmont Ave., Kings Mountain. The paintings will be displayed in the Reavis Gallery. Lovell uses muted layers of watercolor to capture the true essence of nature in beaches and mountain landscapes, rural scenes, majestic trees, garden and wildflowers, and often birds. They are portrayed in a straight forward manner that evokes our sensitivities to nature as she shares her emotions and experiences through art. After taking only one workshop in Santa Fe and two semesters of watercolor at Western Montana College of Education, Lovell is relatively self-taught. She began painting seriously in 1986, 23 years after her training in college. Originally from Montana, she operated an art gallery and gift shop there for eight years. By 1990 she had moved to Pueblo, Col. and was making her living at her art work; exhibiting in gal-

‘Funniest Man in America’ returning to Joy April 28 James Gregory, “The Funniest Man in America,” returns to the Joy Performance Center stage for two shows on Saturday, April 28, 2012. Show times are 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. General admission seating tickets will be sold for $25 each; reserved seating tickets are $30 each; and special VIP table seating tickets are $40 each. Tickets may be purchased at the Joy Performance Center box office, 202 S. Railroad Avenue in Kings Mountain. The box office will be open Monday thru Thursday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. For more information, email or call the Joy at 704-730-9408. General admission tickets are also on sale in Kings Mountain at Bridges Hardware

and Alliance Bank. For over two decades, the unforgettable caricature of veteran comedian James Gregory has stood grinning: his shirt un-tucked, his arms outstretched, a carefree welcome to a down-home, hilarious comedy experience. It’s storytelling at its best. The trademark caricature is the essence of James Gregory’s comedy: rib-tickling reflections on life from the front porch. Gregory is constantly touring. He’s on the road about three days a week, forty six weeks a year. He continues to entertain sold-out crowds in theaters and comedy clubs and remains in demand for corporate events. James has been the featured entertainer for over 200 corporations, including the Coca Cola Company, Kim-

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leries, doing art fairs and art shows and teaching classes. She moved to Belmont six years ago to be near her daughters. Lorene is a member of Southern Arts Society and the Gaston County Art Guild. You can find her at work in her studio at Arts On Main in downtown Gastonia. Also in April, Southern Art Society’s workshop wall space “On the Four” showcases the work of Brenda Bostian, Carl Childs and Mary Pressley. The “Fireside Gallery” will display the woodwork of Ben Hubbard. The public is invited to a reception for the artist Saturday, March 31 from 7-9 p.m. “Painted Poetry” will be on display through April 30, 2012. This exhibit is sponsored by Southern Arts Society (at the Depot), 301 N. Piedmont Avenue in Kings Mountain, NC. Gallery hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Thursdays 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and Saturdays 11 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information call 704-739-5585. This is a free event, there is no admission fee.

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Weavers celebrate 50 golden years Connor’s special by CURTIS WEAVER On a sunny Sunday afternoon on March 18, 1962, a young woman named Grace Elizabeth Connor walked down the aisle at First Wesleyan Church in Kings Mountain and took the hand of John Farris Weaver from the Beaver Dam community, beginning a life of one in marriage. On Saturday and Sunday, March 17-18, 2012, the families and friends of Mr. and Mrs. John Weaver of Shelby joined with them to celebrate 50 years of living, loving, laughing, and being filled with His blessings. Grace is the daughter of the late Adam (Jim) and Alice Connor of Kings Mountain and is sister to

Buddy Connor of Wilkesboro, Gene Connor of Danville (Va), Nelson Connor of Kings Mountain, and Kym McCormick of Clover, SC. John is the son of the late Ishmael and Nellene Weaver of the Beaver Dam community west of Shelby and is a brother to Ruth Morrow of Thomasville, NC. The couple’s children are daughter Carol Johnson of Kings Mountain and son Curtis Weaver of Raleigh. Carol and her husband Travis have two sons, Levi and Luke; Curtis and his wife Mary have two children, Jonathan and Hope Elizabeth. A luncheon with John and Grace’s extended families was held on Saturday af-

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Mr. and Mrs. John Farris Weaver .....on 50th wedding anniversary ternoon, March 17, at the Gondola Italian Restaurant in Shelby. This luncheon was held at the request of the couple who have valued time spent with the families through the years. Good food along with a spirit of love and laughter marked the occasion. A time of sharing occurred following the meal, and Curtis Weaver presented a satirical “scientific presentation” on the probability of a marriage reaching 50 years. A reception in their honor was hosted by Carol and Curtis on Sunday afternoon, March 18, in the Family Life Center at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church in the Swainsville community west of Shelby. Approximately 150 friends from the church and other invited guests enjoyed a time of fellowship and good refreshments as the couple enjoyed greeting and visiting the guests. All enjoyed a display table of special memorabilia and keepsakes assembled for the occasion. A highlight of the refreshments were the 5 different flavored cakes, each with a picture of the couple

made at the 10-year intervals during their 50 years. Mrs. Kym McCormick along with her husband Steve and daughter Corrine assisted in serving the refreshments. Mr. Buddy Connor and his wife Joan assisted in greeting the guests as they arrived at the Center. The talents of several Pleasant Ridge church members assisted the family with various tasks completed to prepare for the reception. The family is appreciative to Mrs. Judy Mauney as well as the church staff for their assistance in making arrangements for use of the Family Life Center for the reception. The beautifully decorated setting, tables, and refreshment “buffet” were assembled with the assistance of Mrs. Karen Stroupe and Mrs. Dana Davis. During the luncheon and reception, much focus was on the belief that a critical key to the success of John and Grace’s 50 years in marriage has been God’s presence in their daily living. Their marriage has been and continues to be a demonstration of their love for each other, the family, and those in and outside the circle of friendships. While the world has changed tremendously during the past 50 years, their love has been the constant that has bonded the family together and continues to provide a source of encouragement to all who have known them.

Joseph “Connor” Blalock was 4 years old February 23, 2012 and celebrated his birthday February 25, 2012 at a Spider Man Party hosted by his grandmother, Teresa Falls and honorary grandfather, Lawrence Etters, at their home. Family and friends enjoyed a Spider Man cake, chips, ice cream and drinks. Party favors were given to the children. Connor has one brother, Walter Blalock and one sister, Feather Bates. Connor is the son of Laura and Kyle Blalock of Vale, NC and the grandson of Teresa Falls and Ronnie Falls of Kings Mountain and Gaye Blalock of Denver, NC and the late Calvin Blalock. His honorary grandparents are Lawrence Etters of Kings Mountain and Dot and Teddy Lane of Vale, NC. Connor is the great-grandson of David Lockridge of Kings Mountain and the the late Lucy Leigh Lockridge and the late Carl and Vada Falls. Honorary godparents are Nancy and William Wiggins of Kings Mountain.

Connor is a special nephew to Rhonda Falls Bullock of Kings Mountain and Connor is a special greatgrand nephew of Charles McDaniel and the late Liz McDaniel. Connor is special great-nephew of Marty and Shawn Lockridge and Betty Jo Carroll. Connor is very special to and loved by Mrs. Jane Gilbert and Dusty Gilbert and Mrs Katherine Hicks and Howard and Ann Bryant, his family and other friends. Connor was the second runner-up in the Gaston Gazette 2010 Baby Contest.

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Tim Price, new Commander of the Sons of the American Legion Post 155, is shown above with the Sons of the American Legion flag. American Legion Auxiliary members celebrated the 93rd birthday anniversary of the American Legion Thursday night at Post 155. A special area in Post 155 American Legion in Kings Mountain is marked with a small round table, a place setting for one in an appropriate arrangement with a draped POW/MIA flag.

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Hoggin’ Fish That African tribe scooping fish from a muddy backwater with their bare hands sure didn’t have anything on us back in Rusty Springs. Wendy and I watched them on Discovery Channel Saturday. It was a yearly ritual celebrated when the dry season drew down water levels in the rivers leaving fish trapped in backwater pools. Same thing happens in Rusty Springs most summers. We’d get big spring rains that would push the river over its banks and carry some pretty doggone big catfish, carp and buffalo with it. When the flood waters would seep back through the sandy soil into the riverbed, shallow ponds full of fish would be left. Since my Grandpa was never known to be totally filled up on fish, especially carp and catfish, we watched those water levels pretty closely. Timing was pretty important. Go too soon and the water was too deep. Wait too long and the fish died. But when the time was right , the call went out and we went “hoggin.” For a couple of hours we probably resembled an African tribe more than a Rusty Springs farm family. And there were probably about as many of us sometimes as there were in that tribe,too. Usually it would involve Grandpa, Dad, maybe three or four of my uncles and a dozen of us male cousins. Not much attraction here for the girls because it got downright muddy. A real Mike Rowe “Dirty Jobs” moment. We’d throw all the old

wash tubs, baskets, buckets and anything else that would hold fish in the backs of the pickups, climb in and head for the river bottoms. Once we found a likely pond of backwater we’d unload and wade right in. It was more fun that Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn could have dreamed up. Grab a big old carp and wrestle it back to the bank and fling it in a washtub. Then go back and get another one, mud squishing up between your toes, ole river water stinging your eyes and leaving you half blinded for a while. All of those cousins trying to take that 12 pound carp away from you and winding up thrashing in the mud even more than the fish. Man, that was fun! The only drawback was getting gored by a catfish. That would draw blood. Even worse was the occasional gar. Those could cause some serious damage, and you had to be on the lookout for those beasts. It was not unusual to fill several washtubs from a good afternoon’s work. I remember one trip where we ran out of tubs and just loaded up the bed of one of the trucks with fish. Then it was back to Grandpa’s where we got busy cleaning fish. Not nearly so much fun. Separated by size (bigger fish went to the kitchen for canning) we cleaned the smaller fish for a big fish fry that evening. The rest went into the freezer for fish fries on other summer evenings. And Grandpa? He’d pick meat off bones until Grandma fried the last piece.

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EMILY WEAVER Editor Our Grace turns 3 this Saturday, but it seems like only yesterday when my niece was born. She came into the world on Tuesday, March 31. Eight pounds, two ounces and 20.5 inches of perfection. She had my heart before she was born, but claimed it for good at her birth. I can still see her waving goodbye to me after our first meeting in the hospital room on her birthdate. My cup runneth

over. The nurse said, “Oh, she’s not really waving. They don’t do that until they’re much older.” But Gracie showed the nurses another trick that day - something she wasn’t supposed to be able to do for quite a while. A nurse at the hospital had picked her up with two hands, fingers appropriately placed, to show her father how to hold her without fears of dropping. One hand supported her head. The other hand supported her bottom half. The nurse holding Gracie swung her left and right, up and down, this way and that way explaining that because of hand placements she hadn’t dropped her. Gracie’s eyes grew wider

Gracie’s smile. with each swing. And when this frightening ride seemed to be over, Gracie reached out and grabbed the collar of the nurse, almost as if to say: “Look, you’ve had your fun. You will NOT do that to me again.”

They had to pry her fingers loose. Newborns don’t usually have such a deathgrip, the nurse noted. Although I wish at times she’d stay just the way she is See GRACE, 8D

Letters to the Editor Where do your rights stop and mine begin? To the Editor: Saturday, March 24, 2012, my wife and I went to a local sandwich shop to have lunch. We visit the restaurant regularly and find the food and service very good. I am not naming the shop because they really have nothing to do with this subject other than being the place the following event happened. We ordered our food and selected a booth adjacent to a group of young people. The youths appeared to be teenagers; but to be truthful everyone under 50 looks young to me. The group consisted of 3 males and one female. When our food was ready we gave thanks and started to eat. We then began to hear some profanity and what I refer to as vulgar/obscene language from the group of youths. It was mainly from one individual male. We heard the “F” word, the “MF” word and “GD” along with some less offensive slang. The words could clearly be heard and no attempt was made to hold the volume down. I turned to the group and told them I found the language offensive and asked if they would please refrain from using it while my wife and I were having lunch. I got what

seemed to be acknowledgement of my request so I turned back to face my wife and my food. Within a few seconds one of the males said loudly that he was 18 years old and could say any “D” thing he wanted to. I got up and took a couple of steps to their booth and again told him the language was offensive and I wished he would stop. He said he was 18 and I was not his Dad and he could say whatever he wanted. I told him I was 68 and not impressed. After that was said I stepped to the counter and told the employees what had happened and they asked the young group to move to another part of the shop. (They did not move). Earlier while the language was going on I had several options. I could have moved to another area. I could have gotten up and left. I thought it more appropriate to point out the offensiveness of the language. I honestly thought the group would respect the wishes of an elder. Boy was I wrong! When I first saw the group I thought they were typical of fun-loving teens. The male who spilled forth the most of the language actually appeared to be clean-cut. His hair was nicely trimmed; he appeared clean and appropriately dressed. His reaction surprised me when I asked him to not use the offensive lan-

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guage. After getting home I checked the NC.GOV website to see if there was any legislation regarding profanity/obscenity in NC but could not find anything significant. That fact makes me wonder if we’re all subject to any language anyone wants us to hear. I’m not happy with having to accept vulgarity and especially around family and children. There were children coming into the shop at the time all this occurred. I’m also not certain if the restaurant owners can restrict the language in their establishments. Perhaps someone in law enforcement can clear this up for me. When I was growing up I was taught to be respectful of others and especially my elders. I have a daughter and I have grandchildren. I wonder now what our children are being taught related to social acceptance. And I wonder even more how children are going to learn manners and etiquette without consequences for bad behavior. I’m curious to know if others feel the way I do. Maybe I should ask, “What would you have done?” Beauford Burton Kings Mountain

Placing a value on murder Letter to the Editor: America should be shocked and saddened by a recent act of violence that occurred. The victim was a teenager whose only crime was the color of his skin. If you have tuned into any television news broadcast, read a newspaper or logged onto an internet news site within the past week you probably think I am speaking of Trayvon Martin. However, I am not. Almost a month ago, a 13year-old teenage boy was walking home from East High School in Kansas City when he noticed he was being followed by two older students. When he reached his home, two blocks away, the two older teens grabbed him. As one teen held him the other doused the younger teen with gasoline and used a lighter to catch him on fire. Luckily, the victim was able to put the fire out and seek help but only after suffering burns to his face and hair. This heinous hate crime did not make national news and only got a mention from the Kansas City news media. Another detail….. While igniting the 13year-old, one of the attackers said “This is what you deserve. You get what you deserve, white boy”. Yes, the victim was white and the attackers were black. So why was this story not on every news avenue available? That is a question many Americans are asking considering the amount of media attention the Trayvon Martin tragedy has been receiving. Maybe it is because Trayvon

Martin lost his life and the other young man simply suffered burns. Let’s look at another “hate crime” that hit a little closer to home. On September 1, 2001 nineteen-year-old Justin Braswell was walking to his grandmother’s house after attending a community concert in uptown Kings Mountain. Braswell was a mentally challenged student of North Shelby School. Braswell was also white. Before he reached the safety of his grandmother’s house, Braswell was confronted by a group of five black males. Three of the males were over the age of 18 and two were juveniles. As Braswell tried to retreat from the confrontation he was shot in the lower back with a 22 mm handgun. The dying words of the 19 year old when police arrived were “...the brown people did it”. The one reoccurring word the Kings Mountain Police Department used to describe this despicable crime was not “hate” but “random”. These are two acts of cruel violence that are the epitome of the term “hate crime”. But where was the outcry for justice? Where were the protests? Where were the statements from Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson? Where were the statements and calls from politicians as high up as president for a thorough investigation? There were none. What happened to Trayvon Martin was a tragedy, plain and simple. But nothing, absolutely nothing, points to the fact that it was a “hate crime”. It was simply an over zealous neighborhood watch policeman-want-to-be who overstepped his bounds. But to listen to the race traders, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, one would think that this tragedy was akin to the atrocious lynchings that took place decades ago in the deep south. Even President Obama used the death of this young man to pander to his African American voter base while the white youth in Kansas City is still awaiting words of comfort from our president. Meanwhile since the loss of Trayvon, how many black teens have been killed by black attackers only to be ignored by the news, the protests and those seeking to make a living off of race and the presumed “prejudice” of America? When will we as a country learn that the term “hate crime” is an oxymoron? A murder has never occurred that the murderer did not have hate in his heart despite the color of his skin. When will we as a country stop placing a higher value on a victim’s life just because of the color of his skin? By placing this higher value on the race of the dead we drive a wider wedge between the races of the living. When false racism is always looked for, true racism is always found…...usually in the mirror. Kevin Baker Shelby, NC

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Coach Cashion will be missed

GARY STEWART Sports Editor Kings Mountain lost another sports icon last week when former Mountaineer player and coach Bill Cashion died at the age of 83. Cashion spent the best years of his life around a football - from his youth on the Pauline Mill Hill when there was always a game of some sort going on to a great

playing career at KMHS, Gardner-Webb and Newberry colleges, and coaching stints at Taylorsville and Kings Mountain high schools. Of course, I never saw Cashion play football. His senior year at KMHS was in 1946, the year I was born. But over the years I’ve heard of his exploits on the ball field, and without a doubt he was one of the toughest players in school history. In a time of three yards and a cloud of dust singlewing football, the then 190pound Cashion gained over 800 yards rushing in ‘46 to lead the Mountaineers to their best season ever up to that point, a 7-3 mark. All

three of the losses were by a touchdown or less. When I think of the hard hitters in KMHS history, I think of two men that I never saw play. One was Bill Cashion, a fullback/linebacker, and the other was Guy Fisher, a linemen in the early-fifties. In those days, teams practiced Monday through Thursday the way they played on Friday - with the offense going all-out against the defense every day. I’ve been told many, many times by Cashion’s and Fisher’s teammates that it was a relief for them to play on Friday because they had to go head-to-head against Cashion and Fisher during the week.

To greener pastures... TCB...Taking Care of Business Shelley Proffitt Eagan We should have spread it earlier, we should have cut it taller, we should have spread the manure later, we should have made the fence have a gate over there, we should have this and that... This farming thing is a learning lesson every year! Because we are dealing with 2 relatively unknown and uncontrollable forces at all times, Mother Nature and livestock, we often look back on a day of work thinking that we should have done something just a tiny bit different and everything that day would have gone exactly according to plan! Right!? When I first started cowing with Dad I had an agenda in my mind of what we would accomplish on any given day of the week. A mental checklist of things that I wanted to get done that day, so we could move on to other tasks tomorrow. Like you would with your job. You go into work and take care of business. TCB, as Elvis so eloquently had it engraved on the side of his couture sunglasses. I always did this in my previous line of work at the 9-5 job. Then, I began

working cattle. TCB slipped away from me one task at a time! Taking care of business does not take into consideration that you might be trying to get livestock, who have their own agenda in mind, to do something they just don’t feel like doing that particular day. Hmph! During the first few months of this job I got to the end of a day feeling frustrated and rather disappointed. It would be something like scheduling an appointment with the vet to castrate bull calves and not being able to catch every last one of them. Knowing we’d have to catch them next time. Or, moving the large herd of 150 cows, calves, and bull into the next pasture for fresh grazing and not getting all of them to go when we are there. Among the most frustrating was the 3rd attempt to catch up a wily, very athletic, steer, of harvestable age, to bring to the finishing pastures. Watching him clear the top of a 5’ farm panel the day we thought we had covered all possibilities of him escaping our newly erected corral left me hanging my head,

In Cashion’s own words to me, he was a “head hunter” on defense. Sure, he was the fullback that was written up in the paper about the night in ‘46 that he “beat Shelby single-handed,” but it was defense that gave him the biggest thrill. Decked out with an old leather helmet with no face guard, he was a like a Brahma Bull coming at the ball carrier head first. Cashion could be tough as a coach, too, but he could also be your friend. He disciplined when necessary, and he had fun with his players when it was appropriate. After a tour of duty with the Marines during the Korean War, Cashion began his teaching and coaching career

discouraged. Watching helplessly as he elegantly jumped right over it and sauntered off while the other cattle, whom I didn’t actually need, ate hay happily in the new catch pen. Going home with the trailer empty again was not something I was happy to admit to. Dad always seemed nonplussed by such events, much to my dismay. “But, this is what we needed to get done today” I would think. Not getting 100% of the checklist done means more to do tomorrow, weighed on my mind. I have heard, and noticed, more than once from cattlemen that raising cattle either makes you cynical or just plain crazy. Spend a few minutes with a cattleman and you will know which they have become. Spend a day with them and you will see why! I now understand that it will indeed make you take on a cynical world view and crazy, in a good way, for sure. You will absolutely have to laugh at the ridiculous situations you get into or cry with failure, which does not lead to longevity in any field of work. Now, I still have a mental checklist of everything that we need to get done in a week. BUT, if it doesn’t get done, I’m not so bent out of shape about it. I refer back to the sign in my office that says, “Put on your big girl panties, and deal with it.” Phrases like “We’ll get ‘em next time.” And “There’s a whole lot they never told me when I signed on with this outfit.” Have new meaning now that I work in the world of livestock and ring true more days than not. Here’s to greener pastures, Shelley Proffitt Eagan

Bill Cashion at Taylorsville High School as an assistant to John Charles, a former assistant to Shu Carlton at KMHS. His last two years at Taylorsville (now Alexander Central), Cashion was head coach. He came to KMHS in 1960 as JV coach under his college teammate, John Gamble. When Gamble had to retire after the 1961 season because of health rea-

sons, Cashion became the line coach under Bill Bates and continued in that position under Bates and then Bob Jones until he took an assistant principal’s position in 1977. Although I didn’t play high school football, Coach Cashion was always special to me because he was one of the four coaches that led our athletic teams when I began writing sports in 1964. The other three - Don Parker, Bill Bates and Bobby Hussey got to Heaven before Coach Cashion. All four were very kind to, and patient with, me as a young sportswriter and we developed a close friendship. Good teachers and coaches like Bill Cashion impact your life over the long haul.

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Cleveland County Board of Commissioners - meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 6 p.m. in the commissioners’ chambers, second floor, County Administration Building, 311 East Marion Street, Shelby. Cleveland County Sheriff’s Satellite Office opens – Meet Sheriff Alan Norman and share concerns every third Thursday in the month from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Kings Mountain City Hall.

Club Meetings Grover Women’s Club meets Thursday, April 1 at 7pm at the Grover Town Hall. Speaker will be Sheriff Alan Norman.

Your guide to area events

Kings Mountain Rotary Club - Every Thursday, noon, at the Kings Mountain Patrick Senior Center, 909 E. King St. Southern Arts Society – Meets every first Tuesday of the month at the KM Art Center (Old Depot), 301 N. Piedmont Ave. Social time is at 6:30 p.m. and the program is at 7 p.m. Visitors are welcome. Shutter Light Group – (Photography club) meets every third Tuesday of each month at the KM Art Center (Old Depot), 301 N. Piedmont Ave. Social time is at 6:30 p.m. and the program is at 7 p.m. Visitors are welcome. Kings Mountain Woman’s Club – Meets the 4th Monday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Kings Mountain’s Woman’s Club, East Mountain Street. Executive Board for Kings Mountain’s Woman’s Club – Meets the 2nd Monday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Kings Mountain’s Woman’s Club, East Mountain Street. Military Support Group – Meets every fourth Thursday of every month at Central United Methodist Church. In country Vietnam veterans breakfast group – Meets the 2nd Monday of every month, 9 a.m., at Mountain View Restaurant in Kings Mountain. Contact Steve Brown at 704-739-2725 for more information. Shelby Kiwanis Club – meets every first and third Thursday of the month, noon, at the Cleveland Country Club. Open to men and women 18 and older. Contact Martha Bivins at 704-484-0100. Community Trustee Council Meetings for 2012: Thursday, April 19, 5 p.m. at Cleveland Regional Medical Center Thursday, May 31, 5 p.m. at Kings Mountain Hospital Thursday, Aug. 2, 5 p.m. at Cleveland Regional Medical Center

Hospice “Reflections” sharing group - Thursdays: March 29 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. This grief-sharing group meets for six weeks. No cost and open to anyone who has lost a loved one. Please RSVP to 704-487-4677 ext. 166 if you plan to attend.

Arts & Entertainment Printmaking Vol. 1 - April 1-30, featuring the works of artist Carl Childs, 301 N. Piedmont Ave.

Classes All classes are held in the Community Room of the Mauney Memorial Library, 100 South Piedmont Avenue, Kings Mountain, NC 28086. All classes are free. All classes start @ 3:30-5PM April: Thursday 5th: Computer Tuesday 17th: internet Thursday 19th: Ebay Tuesday 24th: resume May: Thursday 3rd: Internet Tuesday 8th: Computer Thursday 10th: Email Call today to reserve your place. 704739-2371 main desk

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Arts Council Events The following are upcoming classes at the Cleveland County Arts Council, 111 S. Washington Street, Shelby. Contact 704-4842787 to register for classes. “Mystery Art” Exhibit & Sale - March 29 - April 12; Mon. – Fri. 9 – 5:30 p.m.; Opening Reception: March 29, 5:30 7:30 p.m. This is your chance to purchase “mini-masterpieces” by local artists. The catch is, you won’t know who created the work until after you purchase it. Join us for one of our annual favorite events, a whodone-it of miniature proportions. New this year – a gambler’s sale! The price goes down during the exhibit but if you wait too long the piece you want might be gone! Cleveland County Arts Council, 704-484-2787, 111 S. Washington Street, Shelby, Saturday, March 31, 1 – 5 p.m. - “Artisan Bread Baking” with Jack Barry. Artisan Bread...crafted rather than mass produced, baked in small batches with simple authentic ingredients, and using traditional methods. Learn how to make your own bread in an afternoon. This class includes demonstrations, recipes, handouts and hands on experience followed by delicious sampling of several breads. $40.00 per student. Wear comfortable clothes and an apron if you have one. Tuesday, April 3, 6 -8:30 p.m. - “Merlot and Monet” with Corine Guseman. Have a fun evening designing and painting your own ceramic wine goblet, sampling each other’s favorite wine and sharing conversation. Class includes an unpainted wine goblet, instruction, underglazes, glazing and firing. Gather your friends and family and let’s have fun! $35.00 per student. Wear old clothes; bring a small towel, a bottle of your favorite wine (or soft drink) and if you wish ... a snack to share. Additional wine goblet may be purchased & painted for $8.00 “Cleveland County Student Art Competition” - Exhibit: April 19 – May 10, Mon. – Fri. 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; Opening Reception: April 19, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. The artwork by students in grades 3 – 12 will be on exhibit during this annual competition. Cash prizes are awarded to the best and the brightest young artists of tomorrow. Cleveland County Arts Council, 704-484-2787, 111 S. Washington Street, Shelby, www.ccarts Annual “Cleveland County Artist Competition” - Exhibit: May 17 – June 14, Mon. – Fri., 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; Opening Reception & Gallery Crawl: May 17, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. A rich and varied showcase of the talent that lies in Cleveland County is seen in this exhibit. Local artists not only have the opportunity to display their work but also compete for awards totaling $2,050 in this prestigious competition. Cleveland County Arts Council, 704-484-2787, 111 S. Washington Street, Shelby,

Art at the Depot Stupid Creature Stuffed Toy Class – Saturdays, through April 14, 10-noon, Southern Arts Society’s Art Depot, 301 N. Piedmont Ave. John Murphy will lead a class on making creatures from socks and old clothing.

Mar. 28 Wed. – SASI Board Meeting 6:30 p.m. Mar. 31 Sat. – Opening Reception “Painted Poetry” 7-9 pm April 3 Tues. – SASI General Meeting 6:30 p.m. Events are Free and at the Depot unless noted otherwise

Library Events All events, unless other wise listed will be at the Mauney Memorial Library, 100 South Piedmont Avenue, Kings Mountain. Preschool Storytime – Tuesdays, 10 a.m., 3-5 years old, and Thursdays, 10 a.m., 2 years and under, at Mauney Memorial Library, in the Community Room. Call 704739-2371 and choose option 2 for more information. Titanic! – History/Tragedy/Discovery – Monday, April 2, 6:30 p.m. at Mauney Memorial Library in the Community Room. a multi-media exploration of the fascinating story of RMS Titanic, its 1912 sinking, and the 1985 discovery of the ship’s remains, presented by Titanic enthusiast Dr. Melinda Ratchford. Free public event appropriate for school-age youth and adults. No reservations required for individuals and families. Advance reservations requested for organized groups.

KM Community Lenten Ser vice Schedule All services are open to the public. March 28 - “The Resurrection”, 12 p.m. at East Gold Street Wesleyan Church, 701 E. Gold St., featuring speaker Rev. John Houze of People’s Baptist Church. A light meal will be provided after the service. The host church is responsible for leading the congregational music, the special music and the ordering of the service. An offering will be collected. April 1 – “Palm Sunday”, 11 a.m. at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 201 N. Piedmont Ave., for special Holy week services. There will be a choir processional with palms and Holy Communion. April 5 – “Maundy Thursday”, 7 p.m. a joint worship service with Resurrection Lutheran Church, 600 Crescent Circle. Pastor Hobby Outen will perform the sermon and there will be combined choirs and Holy Communion. April 6 – “Good Friday”, 7 p.m. a joint tenebrae service with Resurrection Lutheran Church at St. Matthew’s, 201 N. Piedmont Ave. There will be a procession of the rugged cross, combined choirs and a sermon on the seven last statements of Christ from the cross with reflections and hymns on each silent recession of the rugged cross. April 8 – “Easter Service”, 11 a.m. is an Easter Festival Service at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 201 N. Piedmont Ave. Holy Communion and a sermon on “Christ is Risen!” The Sunrise Service will be at the “cross” in Mountain Rest Cemetery with Rev. Jeff Hensley of Kings Mountain Baptist Church bringing the message.

Special Events Something for the Girls: Girl Scouts USA -100 years – Through April 28, Tuesday Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Kings Mountain Historical Museum, 100 E. Mountain Street, Kings Mountain, NC 28086. Various Special Events hosted by local long-time adult Girl Scout volunteers will be held on Saturdays throughout the event. Learn how the Girl Scout movement started in the United States, spend time comparing various badges and pins from over the years, or reflect on your own GSUSA days. The exhibit, which celebrates the founding of the Girl Scouts in America 100 years ago, will feature artifacts from the central and western North Carolina regions. For more information please call the Kings Mountain Historical Museum at 704-739-1019 or visit us online at 4th Annual KMHM Spring Fling – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 14 at the Kings Mountain Historical Museum in the museum commons to experience days gone by. For more information please call the Kings Mountain Historical Museum at 704739-1019 or visit us online at - An encampment of re-enactors from the North Carolina 38th Troop will be on hand to discuss a soldier’s life during the Civil War, as well as demonstrate a few militia drills. - Starting at 11AM, Mark Hughes, author of The Civil War Handbook: Facts and Photos for Readers of All Ages will be signing copies of his book, available that day in the KMHM Gift shop. - The Log Cabin String Band will be entertaining us with traditional old-time tunes from 11AM – 1PM. - Both the Robert Barber House and George Washington Cornwell House will be open for tours. Refreshments will be available for purchase during the day; as well as other books, artwork, and novelties sold in our Gift Shop. The Kings Mountain Historical Museum is only able to accept cash and checks for purchases at this time. Gift Sale / Fundraiser - Commonwealth Gifts & Accessories will be at Kings Mountain Hospital, 7 a.m.-4 p.m., March 28, selling seasonal flags, sunglasses, jewelry, initialed accessories, handbags, personalized embroidered items and more. On site monogramming will be available. Sponsored by the Kings Mountain Hospital Auxiliary. Funds go toward scholarships, presented annually to selected KMHS seniors planning a career in healthcare. Extension Community Association – The Cleveland County ECA spring luncheon and fashion show is Friday, March 30, to be held at the Extension Center, 130 South Post Road, Shelby. Tickets are $10 and available at two seatings, 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. For ticket information, contact Nancy Abasiekong, Linda Lemons, or Annie Thompson at Cleveland County Cooperative Extension, 704-482-4365. ECA members also have tickets for sale. Zumba Fitness class – Every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at East Gold St. Wesleyan Church Family Life Center, 701 East Gold Street, KM. It is $2 per session and the class will be taught by a certified Zumba instructor. Call Renee at 704-964-7235 for more information.

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GRACE: Time flies with our flying Grace FROM Page 3D now, forever, I’ve delighted in watching her grow. As a baby, she would hum herself to sleep. As an infant, she belly-laughed when she saw her father drop his keys. It’s been a family mission to make her laugh as often as possible since first hearing that sweet sound. And, in turn, she makes us laugh…every chance she gets. Her mother, Vanessa, laughed after she tried to fuss at her for combing a fork-full of scrambled eggs into her hair. Gracie countered with, “Uh – PopPop.” My father had taught her that trick and she quickly sold him out. Vanessa chuckled again when Gracie turned the countdown to “1-2-3” obey rule back on them. They Gracie’s growing up. She’s not driving yet, but time is flying. didn’t see it coming, but Gracie refused to She stopped me right then as if a light go to bed and wanted water. When she was told “no”, she started counting. By the count bulb just went off above her head. Wagging of three – at least that first time – she got her her finger, she smiled and said, “I need candy. I be ight back.” And she ran off to her water. Then, one day while driving, her parents stash. She calls me “Mimi.” It was a nickname heard an interesting monologue from the that I didn’t admire as a child, but once she back seat. “Uh oh…tickle toes, tickle toes.” A bored Gracie had rid herself of her shoes said it the name fit perfectly in my ears. I and was tickling her own feet. They laughed. think she came up with the name “PopPop” My sister, Amanda, and I laughed at Gra- because, as she was trying to form sounds as cie’s “Scarlet O’Hara” routine on the play- an infant, my father would make popping ground one day. She had slid down the noises that intrigued her. My father, who joked that his grandchilsmaller slide several times, but we wanted her to try the big one. The only way to it was dren would call him “Mr. Weaver” was ready either up a ladder a bit too big for her to to change his legal name when she called climb or up a tunnel. We aimed for the tun- him PopPop. There’s only one “PopPop” in her world. nel, but the going wasn’t easy. With every inch up she crawled, Gracie kept sliding There’s only one “Mimi”, only one “Ahmback. She touched the back of her hand to her mama”, only one “Anana”, only one Seth, only one Mama and Daddy. And for us forehead and gave an exasperated “Ohhh!” Laughing hard, I pushed and Amanda there’s only one Grace. Her laughter makes pulled her to the top. After sliding down the our heart sing. Her tears, luckily few as big one, with our help, she clapped and ex- they’ve been, are like quicksand to our soul. claimed, “I did it! I did it!” We laughed, with Every step is a milestone. Every accomplishment, a Nobel prize. Every day with her, pride. Her brain is a sponge, thirsting for knowl- a blessing straight from God. She loves Mickey Mouse and she loves edge. She knows her colors and she knows her candy. I was reading a book with her, her Disney. On Saturday, she’ll have a Tinker pointing to the items on its pages and asking Bell party sprinkled with fairy dust. She alher the colors when we got to a page with a ready has wings to fly and we marvel at watching her. green piece of candy.

GREGORY: ‘Funniest Man in America’ returns to the Joy stage April 28, tickets on sale now FROM page 1D to school. As an adult, James has worked for the U.S. Postal Service, the Department of Defense, and spent almost ten years as a salesman before discovering the wonderful world of stand-up comedy. James does not “tiptoe” through life as if he’s walking on broken glass or egg shells. That style is evident on stage as well. He is not politically correct. Much of his humor is centered on brilliant observations of crazy relatives and people obsessed with the slightest change in weather conditions - now referred to as global warming. He delights in poking fun at modern sensitive parents and out-of-control environmentalists. Gregory has been quoted as

James Gregory saying, “If you want me to be concerned about endangered species, you need to convince me that we’re about out of chickens.” The James Gregory show turns the clock back to a time when life was simpler; to a better time, before the death

of common sense; a time when people sat on the front porch and actually talked to each other without a cell phone in their ear. Gregory’s success, like his comedy, is the direct result of the values he grew up with. And now, twenty something years later, it is this unique brand of humor that packs the crowds into his soldout shows. The absence of vulgarity sets James apart and his stories are carefully crafted art. “I have lived long enough to know people, know life”, Gregory reflects. “My comedy is based on my life experiences. It’s real, it’s funny and the audience loves it. That’s why I’m still in business.”

BROADBENT: looks back on time with parks FROM Page 1D The Park staff also had duties at activities on the grounds in which the First Family were active. "We worked with Secret Service," said Broadbent. She was the lead park ranger to help coordinate the Easter Egg Roll on the White House lawn and served from 1984-89, working both inaugurations of President Reagan. At the Headquarters Office of the Park Service (2001-2009) she worked for President George H. W. Bush's inauguration and both inaugurations of President Clinton. She said that Clinton also planned a celebration at the Lincoln Memorial which park rangers helped coordinate. Weather was perfect, she recalled, for Clinton's first inaugural but his second inaugural was in freezing cold weather and one of her responsibilities was to set up staging on the Mall. Crowds and crowds of people were present for all the activities of White House First Families, she recalled. As site manager at The Mall in Washington, she saw the completion of the Korean War Memorial and the FDR Memorial. Her staff of 80 is in one of the pictures on her office wall. Preservation of Kings Mountain National Military Park is a priority for Broadbent and her staff of 17 people. "There's so much history that our kids

don't know about and I want to reach out to them," she said. Daughter of the late John and Lyn Broadbent, Erin has two brothers, one in Colorado and one in California. She likes to travel and finds time to visit kin and friends. She enjoys reading. Her park employees are her closeknit family as well as a stray Basset Hound/Cogie she named "Gracie" and a cat rescued by a maintenance worker she aptly named "Maintenance." She said both animals needed a home and when they appeared at the park she gave them one. Erin Broadbent's chair wheels take her wherever she wants to go. She was on the front porch on a recent Monday at the headquarters building supervising painters. She commutes from KMNMP a short distance to Blacksburg, SC where she enjoys her home. Every opportunity finds Broadbent using her skills to tell the story of the historical Battle of Kings Mountain fought on the battlefield a short distance from her office. At this time of year the cherry blossoms turn the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC into a cloud of pink for more than a million visitors to enjoy. This year marks the 100th anniversary commemorating the 1912 gift of 3,000 cherry trees from Japan. "I may return at some future time to D.C. but Kings Mountain is home, I love it," says Broadbent.

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March 28, 2012

New Dollar General FEBRUARY

A would-be seasick cruise captain finds new life at the old Pier

Construction crews have been working hard getting the Dollar General ready to open on Scism Road. The land was cleared in January. The walls were up in February and now all signs point to a closer opening as workers ready the inside of the store. MARCH photos by EMILY WEAVER

Angela Teague serves up a hot meal of strombolis and pizza at Mogino's. EMILY WEAVER Editor

A new restaurant nestled quietly on the outskirts of city limits is adding new flavor and spice to the life of Kings Mountain. Mogino's Italian and Greek NY Style Pizzeria opened in the former Pier fish camp at 1058 York Road on February 20. Denise Cobb saw it slowly come to life. She passed the restaurant, once owned and operated by her grandfather, each day on her way to work in South Carolina. The building, once bustling with crowds of seafood lovers, had fallen still and quiet. And in the quiet Shelby restauranteur Said Gaber, originally of Egypt, saw the opportunity he'd been waiting for. He went to work cleaning, clearing, renovating and refurbishing the shop. Cobb saw the signs of new life. "I've been waiting for it to open," she said as she sat down with her husband and daughter for dinner at the restaurant. Cobb is now a repeat customer. Another fan of Gaber's cuisine is Kim Fleming, daughter of Paul Hord, who ran the Pier. She and her family were enjoying a freshly baked pizza at the restaurant.

"I love it," she said. The Mogino's in Kings Mountain (named after two cousins) is Gaber's second location. He and his partners also operate Mogino's 1 in Lenoir, which opened a few years ago, and Mogino's 3 in Taylorsville. The Kings Mountain location is quickly becoming a local favorite. But Gaber didn't initially set out to have a culinary career. At a young age, Gaber said he dreamed of sailing the seas as a cruise ship captain. When he got seasick on board a ship years later he realized that wouldn't work. Helping out in a restaurant in between studies, Gaber graduated from Alexandria University with a Bachelor's of Science Education. He taught for five years before making his way to America 15 years ago. Once in New York, he got a job washing dishes at a Greek-Italian restaurant. Then, he started helping out in the kitchen and before long he found his "calling". "One of the best times I ever had in this business was when an old lady asked for olive and garlic spaghetti, no sauce. I made it for her," he said, adding that afterwards she asked to see him. "She gave me hug and a $5 tip, told me it was the best

spaghetti she ever had." In that moment, something clicked for Gaber. The dish she requested wasn't on the menu. It was his own creation. It wasn't the $5 tip, he said, but her excited appreciation that made him realize the job fit. "That was almost 13 or 14 years ago. But I still remember," he smiled. "It makes me feel good to do this." Cooking led to managing and now he's happy to have his own restaurants. And Gaber does it all at Mogino's. His favorite dishes to make in the kitchen are his lasagna, spinach pie and pizza. His menu includes a variety of Italian and Greek dishes from the classics to cuisine with a modern flair, subs, salads and sandwiches. "This is the best alfredo sauce ever," beamed Rita McBrayer as she dipped another piece of bread into it at Mogino's. "It's rich and creamy," agreed Debbie Griggs, "very flavorful." The reviews have been good for Mogino's (2) open 11-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 11-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Gaber lives with his wife of 11 years, Janice, in Shelby.

Coldwell Banker has moved

Photo by Kyra Turne

Denise Cobb and Pete Cobb get ready to enjoy an Italian meal at Mogino's Italian and Greek NY Style Pizzeria in Kings Mountain.

Coldwell Banker Mountain View Real Estate moved to its new location, 303 Battleground Ave., in February.

Walgreens coming to town Construction is well underway at the new Walgreens, Kings Mountain's newest pharmacy, at Country Club Drive and US 74. Jim Lattimore, general contractor, said the anticipated opening date for the new $1.7 million business citizen is in late June. Workmen were busy at the site

this week and Lattimore said if summer-like temperatures continue that Honors Contracting may be finishing their work sooner. The 13,650 square foot single-story building is 35 feet high and will also include a drive-through. Lattimore describes the construction as a Walgreens traditional with a new prototype style.

Photos by Kyra Turner

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Job Fair Success – Making the Opportunity Work For You By Brent O’Bryan SPHS

Whether you have a job and are looking to make a change or are currently unemployed, job fairs can be a great way to meet with recruiters. But, they can also be quite intimidating to the uninitiated. With some job fairs attracting thousands of applicants, it’s important to arm yourself with a plan of action before you arrive. Think of attending a job fair as analogous to a visit to Disney WorldÂŽ. Do you want to spend valuable time waiting in a line to get on a random ride you may or may not like, or do you want to do some advance research, get a “FASTPASS,â€? and spend time enjoying the park? You will get the most out of a job fair when you put in the time to make it work for you. As a veteran human resources professional who has been on point at many job fairs, I have witnessed the good, the bad and the ugly in job fair behavior. By reviewing the following tips and techniques for job fair navigation, you’ll be prepared for a successful experience before, during and after a job fair. The Good ¡ Knowledge is Power - Smart candidates take the time to thoroughly research the job fairs they attend. They find out what companies will be on the premises and decide which companies are of interest to them. They then read as much as they can about their favorite companies. When they arrive at the job fair, they have a short list of companies they want to make a personal connection with. A recruiter who is meeting with dozens of people in one day is much more likely to remember the applicant who took the time to read the book from that company’s CEO, for example, or who had carefully reviewed the com-

pany’s job postings and website to see where they could offer the most value. ¡ Demonstrate Aptitude - To paraphrase President John F. Kennedy, fellow job fair applicants, “should ask not what your ‘company’ can do for you, ask what you can do for your ‘company.’â€? Savvy job fair attendees focus on how their experience benefits the company and offer tangible insight on how the skills they have garnered translate to onthe-job benefits for the employer. ¡ Presentation Counts – If you are going to a job fair, you want to stand out from the crowd in a positive, professional manner. What does that mean? Even if you are applying for a position that will likely require a uniform or carpenter pants, wear a freshly pressed suit and comfortable yet professional shoes, and make sure that hair and nails are freshly groomed. Savvy recruiters look for long term potential. Can this maintenance worker become a supervisor? Can this receptionist become an account coordinator? Dress for the position you would ultimately like to have. ¡ Manners Matter – Successful job fair applicants are generally conservative when interacting with hiring personnel. Never assume that Mr. Fred Johnson wants to be called Fred. Reference him as “Mr. Johnsonâ€? until he says otherwise ¡ Link Up for Best Results – Not all social media is created equal, but LinkedIn, which was created for the business community, is an ideal online network for job hunters. Many companies are using LinkedIn to research and find candidates. LinkedIn helps companies leverage the networks of their employees as well. Many successful job fair applicants connect with their recruiters on LinkedIn after their initial meeting. ¡ Traditional Paper Resume Still Rules – Sure, flash drives are cool and can hold a lot of information, but most

recruiters are still pretty old-fashioned and would prefer an old fashioned paper resume that they can read on the spot. Successful job fair applicants should bring plenty of one-page, concise and informative resumes with them in a neat briefcase or portfolio. The Bad ¡ How Much Does this Job Pay? – Asking about salary and benefit immediately is a turn-off to recruiters. Think of a job fair as a way to market yourself to employers to get an interview. Few recruiters will want to move forward with an applicant whose initial questions revolve around salary, benefits and vacation and personal day allotment. ¡ Failure to Differentiate – An applicant who arrives at the job fair with no advance information on what companies will be on-site and who they want to impress, runs the risk of waiting in endless lines to talk to recruiters at companies that aren’t the right fit. By failing to do advance research, time is wasted for both the applicant and the recruiter. ¡ Resume Has Typos – It is important to proofread a resume for typos and misspellings which undermine an applicant’s ability to get interviews and secure a job. The resume should be an error-free showcase of your experience, skills and capabilities. ¡ Twittering Away to Irrelevance – Job hunters who are social media aficionados run the risk of information overload. While a professional, updated LinkedIn profile is always a plus to human resource professionals, a Facebook page “gone wildâ€? with postings about raucous nights at the casino or a Twitter account detailing compromising personal information, can be a liability.


County employees honored for 34 years of service and productivity

Inspections Five local restaurants, a food stand and senior center were among Cleveland County facilities inspected by the Cleveland County Health Department Jan. 30Feb. 3. Big E's BBQ, York Road, 100.5, McDonald's. Shelby Road. 99.5, 238 Cherokee St. Tavern, Cherokee St., 99.5, all with two extra points added to the final score when any employee working at the facility has attended an approved food handling course; PHO 98 Asian Cuisine, E. Gold St., 96.0; Younguns Sports Bar & Grill, Slater St., 93.0; Hong Kong Restaurant, E. King St., 96.0; and Patrick Senior Center, E. King St., 99.5. Five restaurants, a nutrition site and two school cafeteria were among facilities inspected Feb. 6-10 by the Cleveland County Health Department. They include: Battleground Steakhouse, Railroad Ave., 94.0; Grandpa's Country Store, Bethlehem Rd., 97.0; Kings Tavern & Grill, W. Mountain St., 98.0; No. 2 Handy Mart, Blacksburg Rd. Grover, 99.5 and Subway, York Rd., Kings Mountain, includes two extra points added to the final score when any employee working at the facility has attended an approved food handling curse; Kings Mountain Care Center, Ferguson Dr., 98.0; and East Elementary School, Cleveland Ave., 101.0, and North Elementary School, Ramseur St., 100.0, both include two extra points added to the final score when an employee of the facility has attended an approved food handling course. Three restaurants and a school lunchroom were inspected during the week of Feb. 13-17 and included these ratings: Blanton's Oak Grove Grill, Oak Grove Road, 100.0, MI Publetos, York Rd., 99.5, and Washington Elementary School, Stoney Point Rd., 100.0,. all with two extra points added to the final score when any employee working at the facility has attended an approved food handling course, and Pizza Hut, Kings Mountain, 96.5. Inspections during the

week Feb. 20-24 included: Duke Energy, Beason Creek Dr., 97.0; Kentucky Fried Chicken, E. King St., 98.0 and West Elementary School, W. Mountain St., both with two extra points added to their final scores when any employee working at the facility has attended an approved food handling course. Three restaurants and two schools were inspected by the Cleveland County Health Department the week of Feb. 27-March 2. They included: Love's Fish Box, Shelby Rd., 99.0 and Wendy's, York Rd., 99.0, both with two extra points added to the final score when any employee working at the facility has attended an approved food handling course and Yamato Express II, Shelby Rd., 96.0; and Bethware Elementary and Grover Elementary Schools, both with 101.0 ratings which denoted two extra points added to the final score when any employee working at the facility had attended a food handling course. Inspections by the Health Department in Kings Mountain March 5-9 included six restaurants and a food stand. They included: Scism BBQ Ribs, Shelby Rd., 100.0, Eaton Cafeteria, S. Battleground Ave., 100.0, Lil's Grill, North Piedmont Ave., 99.5; Blackwood's Drive-In, York Rd., 99.0; Chat N Nibble, N. Piedmont Ave., 99.0, all with two extra points added to the final score of each facility when any employee working at the facility has attended an approved food handling course; Kings Tavern, W. Mountain St., 95.0, and Linwood Restaurant, Cleveland Ave. 90.5. Inspections by the Cleveland County Health Department on March 12-16, 2012 included: Carolina Crossing Restaurant, Grover, 100.0 and Mountain View Restaurant, W. King St., 95.0,both with two extra points added when any employee working at the facility has attended an approved food handling course; Mogino's, 2, York Rd., 99.0, and Kings Mountain Hospital, W. King St., 97.0.

Sheriff Norman graduates from Leadership Institute

Left to right, back row, County Commissioners Johnny Hutchins, Jason Falls, Eddie Holbrook, Mary Accor and Ronnie Hawkins and Interim Manager Eddie Bailes and front row, from left, Joel Shores presenting Sheriff's Office Employee of the Year Michael Proctor. County employees were honored for up to 35 years of service and productivity winners were presented with a plaque, a $250 check and a day off with pay for their ideas of new or improved services to county residents as well as saving tax dollars. Mark Deese, Linda Wiggins and Allen Pruette won with their time saving idea of eliminating the need to type individual mailing labels for mass garnishments. Tommy Ensley and Rebecca Johnson came up with the idea of an Adult Services Server file in the Department of Social Services which would allow files to be scanned and electronically transmitted. Karen Ellis secured funding for court ordered mental health assessments and treatment for parents when Social Services obtained legal and physical custody of children. Employees with 5, 10, 15 and 20 or more years of service were presented a certificate along with a serv-

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ice year pin. Employees who retired in 2011 were recognized with certificates. Beth E. Phillippi of the Health Department was honored for 35 years of service, Beatrice Barber with Social Services for 30 years of service, honored for 25 years of service were Debra Blanton, Board of Elections; Sharon D. Willis, Register of Deeds; Jeffrey S. Cash and Edward J. McCurry, Emergency Medical Services; and 20 year awards: Sheriff's office, Richard T. Acuff and Joel R. Shores Jr.; Tax administration, Jan S. Deviney; EMS - Donna Silver, Louis Jenkins and Christy Newton; Health Department - Kathy Sandifer, Nancy Gamble, Rita Ross, Roger Lowrance; Social Services - Susan Dalton, Charlotte Willis, Marlana White; building inspection- Jonathan Ezell, Terry Clark.

Cleveland County Sheriff James Alan Norman graduated March 9 from the Sheriff's Leadership Institute sponsored by the N. C. Sheriff's Association and funded through a grant from the Governor's Crime Commission. Thirty-five sheriffs from across the state received their certificates in a ceremony held at the William and Ida Friday Center at

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The City of Kings Mountain issued the following building permits in February. Each section lists permit type, address of project, contractor or homeowner, value of project (v), fees due (d), and/or fees paid (pd). (The status of fees due may have changed since the reports were filed.) Accessory - Accessory Residential Building Accessory structure, 154 Patterson Rd., W. Eric Dixon Construction (Eric Dixon), $30,000 (v), $140.00 (d) and $0 (pd). Pool Permit - Residential Pool, 232 Scism Rd., Innovative Pool Design Inc (Matt Bailey), $32,800 (v), $0 (d) and $100.00 (pd). Master Building - Commercial Addition/Remodel, 120 Woodlake (Bay Valley Foods) Pkwy, Smithson Inc., $128,000 (v), $0 (d) and $434.00 (pd). Remodel, 114 Raven Easement Cir., Michael E. Brown (Mike), $10,000 (v), $0 (d) and $0 (pd). Remodel, 114 Raven Easement Cir., Michael E. Brown (Mike), $30,000 (v), $0 (d) and $0 (pd). Master Building - Residential Addition/Remodel, 900 Lee St., JN Champion Construction, LLC, $5,000 (v), $0 (d) and $65.00 (pd). Addition/Remodel, 203 Cooke Cir., howard Dawkins Llc (Howard Dawkins) $29,900 (v), $0 (d) and $135.00 (pd). Addition/Remodel, 806 Gantt St., Merit Builders, Inc. Roger Edwards (Inc., Merit Builders), $15,000 (v), $0 (d) and $68.00 (pd). Electrical, 304 Maner Rd., Homeowner (Homeowner), $17,000 (v), $0 (d) and $101.00 (pd). New Construction, 211 Wintergreen (lot#57) Ct., Hall Builders (Tommy J. Hall), $216,939 (v), $0 (d) and $1,062 (pd). New Construction, 823 Church St., Horne Construction & Design, Inc. (Bobby Horne), $45,000 (v), $0 (d) and $0 (vd). New Construction, 154 Patterson Rd., W. Eric Dixon Construction (Eric Dixon), $135,000 (v), $668.00 (d) and $0 (pd). Electrical - Commercial Electrical, 311 Scism Rd., Amp Electric Co., $425.00 (v), $0 (d) and $50.00 (pd). Electrical, 1120 York Rd., Hoke Electric of Kings Mountain, Inc. (Ronald Stroupe Sr.),

$350.00 (v), $50.00 (d) and $0 (vd). Electrical, 161 Technology Way, Saf Technologies, $654,000 (v), $2,012 (d) and $0 (pd). Electrical, 125 S. Battleground (Wells Fargo) Ave., Tec Electric, LLC, $6,500(v), $68.00 (d) and $0 (pd). Electrical - Residential Electrical, 1402 Northwoods Dr., Breakfield Electric Inc. (Ken Breakfield), $2,300 (v), $0 (d) and $56.00 (pd). Electrical, 1438 York Rd., Electricomm solutions (Shilo Canipe) $1,500 (v), $0 (d) and $53.00 (pd). Electrical, 102 Marigold Ave., Hoke Electric of Kings Mountain Inc. (Ronald Stroupe Sr.), $200 (v), $0 (d) and $50.00 (pd). Electrical, 213 Stowe Acres, William T. Electric (William T. Leagon), $1,200 (v), $0 (d) and $53.00 (pd). Electrical, 801 Boyce St., Electricomm Solutions (Shilo Canipe), $200.00 (v), $0 (d) and $50.00 (pd). Electrical, 507 Katherine Ave., Nes Electrical (Norman Smith), $0 (v), $0 (d) and $50.00 (pd). Electrical, 503 James St., Sizemore Electric, $600.00 (v), $50.00 (d) and $0 (pd). Fence - Residential Fence, 315 Fulton Dr., Gaston Fence Co. (Gaston Fence Co.), $6,248 (v), $0 (d) and $30.00 (pd). Fence, 117 N. Carpenter St., Stafford Fence Builders (Stafford Fence Builders), $1,656 (v), $0 (d) and $30.00 (pd). Fence, 106 Majesty Pl., Stafford Fence Builders (Stafford Fence Builders), $1,600 (v), $30.00 (d) and $0 (pd). Fence, 101 Plumtree Dr., Homeowner (Homeowner), $1,500 (v), $30.00 (d) and $0 (pd). Miscellaneous - Commercial MISC, Tack Ct. (off Putnam Lake Rd. - parcel #12260), Bryant Industrial Contractors, $19,742 (v), $0 (d) and $110.00 (pd). Mechanical - Residential Mechanical, 1203 W. Gold St., C&C Heating, Cooling, and Insulation, LLC (Bobby Childers), $3,300 (v), $0 (d) and $59.00 (pd). Mechanical, 102 Water Oak St., C&C Heating, Cooling, and Insulation, LLC, (Bobby Childers), $6,000 (v), $0 (d) and $68.00 (pd). Mechanical, 105 Fox Trot Ln., C&C Heating, Cooling, and Insulation, LLC, (Bobby Childers),

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$3,500 (v), $0 (d) and %59.00 (pd). Mechanical, 800 Landing St., C&C Heating, Cooling, and Insulation, LLC, (Bobby Childers), $1,500 (v), $0 (d) and $53.00 (pd). Mechanical, 1438 York Rd., C&C Heating, Cooling, and Insulation, LLC, (Bobby Childers), $4,400 (v), $62.00 (d) and $0 (pd). Mechanical - Residential Mechanical, 213 Stowe Acres, William T. Electric (William T. Leagon), $5,700 (v), $0 (d) and $65.00 (pd). Mechanical, 1001 Linwood Rd., C&C Heating, Cooling, and Insulation, LLC, (Bobby Childers), $300.00 (v), $50.00 (d) and $0 (pd). Mechanical, 607 Bethlehem Ch. Rd., C&C Heating, Cooling, and Insulation, LLC, (Bobby Childers), $3,300 (v) $59.00 (d) and $0 (pd). Mechanical, 507 Katherine Ave., Progressive Heating & Cooling Inc. (Bobby R. Trent Jr.), $3,100 (v), $0 (d) and $59.00 (pd). Mechanical, 209 Edel St., Homeowner (Homeowner), $100.00 (v), $0 (d) and $50.00 (pd). Plumbing - Commercial Plumbing, 1001 Phifer (Summit Place) Rd., Plumbing Contractors, $500.00 (v), $0 (d) and $50.00 (pd). Plumbing - Residential Plumbing, 1306 W. Gold St., Logan Plumbing Service (Lane Logan), $800.00 (v), $0 (d) and $50.00 (pd). Plumbing, 715 Meadowbrook Rd., M&T Plumbing, $800.00 (v), $0 (d) and $50.00 (pd). Plumbing, 905 Blalock Dr., Logan Plumbing Service (Lane Logan), $600.00 (v), $0 (d) and $50.00 (pd). Plumbing, 816 Bethlehem Rd., Keith Kendrick, $300.00 (v), $0 (d) and $50.00 (pd). Building Remodel/Renovate - Residential Addition/Remodel, 115 S. Gaston St., Horne Construction & Design, Inc. (Booby Horne), $53,000 (v), $0 (d) and $209.00 (pd). Remodel, 613 E. Ridge St., Faunce P. Roperties Inc., $8,000 (v), $0 (d) and $74.00 (pd). Sign - Commercial Sign, 298 Oak Grove (Dollar General) Rd., Sign Crafters USA, $6,000 (v), $0 (d) and $70.00 (pd). Grand total for 47 permits: $1,523,860.00 (v), $3,219 (d) and $3,515.00 (pd).

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Elected officials representing Cleveland County:

(7th Division) James W. Morgan 1225 Brookwood Dr. Shelby, NC 28150 704-484-4770 U.S. Senators: Forrest Donald Bridges Kay Hagan B 40A Dirksen Senate 131 Appian Way Shelby, NC 28150 Office Building Washington, D.C. 704-482-8838 20510 202-224-6342 / FAX District Court Judges: 27-B Judicial District 202-228-2563 1-877-852-9462 (toll Larry J. Wilson 1111 East Sanders free) Shelby, NC 28150 704-482-5322 Anna (Dina) Foster Richard Burr 217 Russell Senate Of- 904 Meadowbrook Ln. Shelby, NC 28150 fice Building Washington, D.C. 704-480-0036 K. Dean Black 20510 202-224-3154 / FAX 8890 Graham Pt. Ln. Denver, NC 28037 202-228-2981 704-483-3415 Ali B. Paksoy, Jr. ublic/ 1219 Timberland Dr. Shelby, NC 28150 U.S. Representatives: 10th Congressional Dis- 704-487-0948 Meredith Shuford trict 100 Justice Place Patrick McHenry 224 Cannon House Of- Shelby, NC 28150 704-484-4801 fice Building Washington, D.C. District Attorney 20515-3310 202-225-2576, 828- 27-B Prosecutorial District 327-6100 800-477-2576 (N.C. Richard Shaffer 100 Justice Place only) Shelby office: 704-481- Shelby, NC 28150 704-484-4872 0578 Clerk of Superior Court ov/ Mitzi McGraw Johnson 137 Gordon Ave. State Senate: 46th Senatorial District Shelby, NC 28152 704-313-3176 (H) Wes Westmoreland 300 N. Salisbury St., Sheriff Room 314 Raleigh, NC 27603- Alan Norman 568 Oakgrove-Clover5925 hill Church Rd. 919-715-3038 (W) Wes.Westmoreland@nc Lawndale, NC 28090 704-538-6633 (H) / 704-476-3100 (W) Alan.Norman@cleveState House of Representatives: 110th House District Register of Deeds Kelly Hastings Bonnie E. Reece 405 Jane St. Cherryville, NC 28021 115 El Bethel Rd. 704-802-4237 (H) / Kings Mountain, NC 28086 704-473-3468 (M) 704-739-8557 919-715-2002 Kelly.hastings@ncleg.n County Coroner et Dwight Tessneer 106 Plantation Dr. 111th House District Kings Mountain, NC Tim Moore 28086 1417 Merrimont Ave. Kings Mountain, NC 704-739-3885 (H) 28086 704-739-6447 (H) / Cleveland County Board of Commissioners: 704-739-1221 (W) Johnny Hutchins 919-733-4838 (Chair) 1436 Phifer Rd. Kings Mountain, NC 112th House District 28086 Mike Hager 342 Walking Horse 704-739-5757 (H) jhutchins24@carolina.r Trail Rutherfordton, NC 28139 828-748-2378 (H / W) Ronnie Hawkins (Vice Chair) 919-733-5749 Hager4house@gmail.c 316 Countryside Rd. Kings Mountain, NC om 28086 Superior Court Judges: 704-739-7078 (H) 27-B Judicial District rhawk007@bellsouth.n



Eddie Holbrook 201 Troon Place Shelby, NC 28150 704-482-7888 (H)

Amy Elliott Bridges 1920 Zelda Dr. Shelby, NC 28150 704-487-1255

John Taylor 208 Harbor Point Dr. Mary S. Accor Cherryville, NC 28021 944 Dixon School Rd. 704-435-2615 / 704Kings Mountain, NC 477-0360 28086 704-937-7508 (H) Thomas H. Lewis, Jr. msaccor@cleveland- 4028 Pleasant Grover Church Rd. Shelby, NC 28150 Jason Falls 704-481-8303 / 704150 Mike Ledford Rd. 300-5418 Kings Mountain, NC 28086 Clyde Smith, Jr. (Gen704-730-0700 (W) / eral Mgr.) 704-692-7998 (H) P.O. Box 788 Lawndale, NC 28090 704-538-9033 Cleveland County Soil & Water GROVER Conservation District Town Hall Supervisor Board: 207 Mulberry Rd. P.O. Box 189 Carl Debrew (chair) 321 Poplar Springs Grover, NC 28073 704-937-9986 Church Rd. Shelby, NC 28152 704-487-5840 J. D. Ledford (Mayor) 302 Cleveland Ave. David Randy McDaniel P.O. Box 1092 Grover, NC 28073 (vice chair) 830 Dixon School Rd. 704-937-7550 Kings Mountain, NC 28086 Bill Willis 704-739-9163 217 Linden St. Grover, NC 28073 704-300-0911 Roger D. Eaker 621 E. Marion St. Shelby, NC 28150 Jacqueline Bennett 704-418-0173 323 Briarcliff Rd. Grover, NC 28073 704-937-7932 William Walker, Jr. 126 Walker Rd. Lawndale, NC 28090 Roy Dyer P.O. Box 4 J. M. (Jim) Boggs Grover, NC 28073 704-457-4080 (Sec.-Treas.) 5919 Fallston Rd. Lawndale, NC 28090 Cynthia S. O'Brien 704-538-3014 (Mayor Pro-tem) 508 M. H. Camp Hwy. W. Bryon McMurry P.O. Box 416 Grover, NC 28073 (Dir.) 844 Wallace Grove Dr. 704-913-7589 Shelby, NC 28150 Christopher Brent Amber Philbeck (Sec.) White 704-471-0235, ext. 3 / 420 Cleveland Ave. Grover, NC 28073 FAX 704-471-1230 704-937-3123 Commissioners for the Cleveland County Water Tricia Willis (clerk) P.O. Box 189 District: Grover, NC 28073 Don Melton (chair) 704-937-9986 5438 Casar Rd. Casar, NC 28020 704-538-1298 KINGS MOUNTAIN City Hall Dewey Cook (vice 101 W. Gold St. chair) P.O. Box 429 307 Wes Cook Rd. Kings Mountain, NC Casar, NC 28020 28086 704-538-3218 704-739-0333 C. J. Pete Pedersen (Treas.) P.O. Box 166 Rick Murphrey Polkville, NC 28136 (Mayor) 704-538-7924 402 Garrison Dr. Kings Mountain, NC 28086 Bill Cameron (Sec.) 704-739-7065 3016 Bettis Rd. Grover, NC 28073

Rodney Gordon (Ward 4, Mayor Pro-tem) 212 Fulton Dr. Kings Mountain, NC 28086 704-739-2229 Howard H. Shipp (Ward 1) 507 Mitchell St. Kings Mountain, NC 28086 704-739-7430

28086 704-739-1426 Phillip Glover 125 Chickasaw Dr. Shelby, NC 28152 704-434-4913

Mike Butler (Ward 2) 806 Rhodes Ave. Kings Mountain, NC 28086 704-739-7188

Shearra Miller 403 W. Mountain St. Kings Mountain, NC 28086 704-739-0806 / 704484-2787

Tommy Hawkins (Ward 3) 905 Woodside Dr. P.O. Box 487 Kings Mountain, NC 28086 704-739-6551 / 704472-8138

Richard Hooker 1520 King Arthur Court Shelby, NC 28152 704-482-7026 / 704482-2232

Roger Harris 1713 Barbee Rd. Shelby, NC 28150 704-487-1078 / 704477-3393 rmharris@clevelandKeith Miller (At-Large) 102 Jason Dr. Kings Mountain, NC Kathy Falls 302 Timberland Dr. 28086 Grover, NC 28073 704-477-5354 704-937-3597 Dean Spears (At-Large) 301 Maner Rd. Kings Mountain, NC S. Dale Oliver 28086 749 Pleasantdale Dr. 704-739-5192 Shelby, NC 28150 Marilyn Sellers (City 704-471-0073 / 704482-4580 Manager) P.O. Box 429 Kings Mountain, NC Dr. Bruce W. Boyles (Superintendent) 28086 130 S. Post Rd., Suite 2 704-734-0333 Shelby, NC 28152 704-476-8000 m Rick Moore (Ward 5) 500 Downing Dr. Kings Mountain, NC 28086 704-739-7208

Ann L. Sessom P.O. Box 429 Kings Mountain, NC 28086 704-734-0333 CLEVELAND COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION 704-476-8000 John C. Hamrick, Jr. (chair) 1224 Brookwood Dr. Shelby, NC 28150 704-487-1198 George Litton (vice chair) 103 Prestwick Court Shelby, NC 28152 704-482-2621 Jerry D. Hoyle 405 Country Club Acres Kings Mountain, NC

Kelley S. Bridges (Administrative Assistant) Cleveland County Schools 130 S. Post Rd., Suite 2 Shelby, NC 28152 704-476-8055

Honors Chorus to Perform Saturday The Cleveland County Schools Elementary Honors Chorus will perform Saturday, March 31, at 6:30 p.m. at B. N. Barnes Auditorium on the campus of Kings Mountain High School. The public is invited.

Greater Shelby Community Theatre presents ‘Rabbit Hole’ “Rabbit Hole”, a Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, will be presented by Greater Shelby CommunityTheatre (GSCT) April 13-15 and April 20-22 at the Keeter Auditorium on the campus of Cleveland Community College. The play, directed by theatre veteran Stan Logan, focuses on Becca (Kelly Carter) and Howie (Chad Spurling), who have everything a family could want—-until their 4-year old son is killed while running into the road chasing the family dog. The accident turns their world upside down, and leaves the couple drifting perilously apart. Stan Logan has directed over 30 plays at community theatres and colleges in Belmont, Boiling Springs, Charlotte, Gastonia, Kings Mountain, Lincolnton, Matthews, and Shelby. “Ordinarily GSCT wouldn’t go for a play like this,” says Logan, “but this play is so beautifully written that we just couldn’t pass it up. The play deals with a sad subject, but the audience gets to laugh some too. The characters are very human. We will all recognize ourselves in this family.” Kelly Carter, who plays the grieving mom, is driving from Huntersville 3-4 nights a week to rehearse the role. “It’s worth the drive,” she says. “This is a wonderful play and the GSCT theatre troupe is one of my favorites. I just hope theatre-goers won’t be scared away by the topic. The play has its sad moments, but it’s really about how we all handle grief differently—and that’s ok.” Dad Howie is played by Chad Spurling. Chad, a father of six in his real life, makes time to get on stage as often as possible. To date, he has performed in 19 area theater productions. Chad was most recently seen as “Smudge” in the popular GSCT musical, “Forever Plaid”. He says he was drawn

to “Rabbit Hole” for its honesty: “These characters are multi-layered…and real.” Rounding out the cast are Becca’s mom (Janet Sims), Becca’s sister (Darby Foust), and Jason (Gabe Foust). Janet most recently directed the popular musical “Hats!” for GSCT. Darby and Gabe are newcomers to the GSCT stage. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and students. Discount pre-sale tickets will be available at Arnold’s

Jewelers, Badcock & More, CC Arts Council, Maxwell Hamrick Insurance and the Neal Senior Center, two weeks prior to the performances. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday performances are at 2:30 p.m. Preferred parking is provided for season ticket holders. “Rabbit Hole” is rated PG13 and contains adult language.

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JOB FAIR: the good, the bad, the ugly from Page E2 The Ugly · Gum Chewing – While it seems incredulous than anyone would chew gum and talk to a recruiter simultaneously, it happens more than I’d like to admit. Sometimes, the gum chewing applicant is a cigarette smoker who is trying to cover their tracks. Whatever the reason, there is no place for gum chewing on the job search circuit! Likewise, munching on chips or engaging in any other manner of food consumption in front of a recruiter is strictly off-limits. · Hygiene Matters – Meeting with recruiters is not the time to forget to brush your teeth, take a shower, or groom your nails. Being remembered due to body odor or bad breath is not a ticket to employment satisfaction. · Employment Stalker – At every job fair, there are applicants who fail to recognize the social cues that their interview is over. They linger at the booth, or return to the recruiter again and again during the fair. Or they send daily emails to the recruiter asking for progress reports. While appropriate follow up is important, harassment will not land you your dream job.

Job fairs sometimes offer workshops on any variety of topics related to employment. Take the time to attend these free events to bone up on skills and information. Be sure to judiciously follow up with the recruiters you’ve made a good connection with at the job fair. Assemble the business cards you amassed from human resource professionals and fellow attendees and link up to them on LinkedIn. Recruiters appreciate receiving a follow up thank you email which signals your interest in contributing to the organization. Just as recruiters have to keep track of multiple applicants, applicants need to develop their own system for logging information on all potential job leads. Brent O’Bryan, SPHR, is Vice President, Learning and Development at AlliedBarton Security Services,, the industry’s premier provider of highly trained security personnel to many industries including commercial real estate, higher education, healthcare, residential communities, chemical/petrochemical, government, manufacturing and distribution, financial institutions, and shopping centers.

Codes moves to Public Works

photo by KYRA TURNER

Holly Black, Brandon Putnam, and Peggy Henderson, left to right, are pictured at the front of the city's Public Works building where the Codes Department has relocated in new offices. The City of Kings Mountain Codes Department has moved from city hall to the city's Public Works building on Piedmont Avenue. Mayor Rick Murphrey said the staff headed by Holly Black, director, are enjoying their new location. "They will be working closely with members of the Public Works Department on various projects and so it's more convenient." "We really like our new offices," said Peggy Henderson, administrative assistant, who welcomes citizens with permit requests. Brandon Putnam assists Black with inspec-

tions. The renovation included office space off the lobby at Public Works. As you enter the door, Codes is on the left side and the Public Works office is on the right. Electric and Gas departments occupies the second floor of the building. Pat Blanton, director of the city's Human Resources Department, said that the move by Codes Department will expand her present offices on the second floor at city hall. Blanton's office is now located in Black's former office.

Griffin Home Health Care expands to KM CHARLOTTE – Griffin Home Health Care, Inc. announced Tuesday that it has expanded to Kings Mountain by acquiring Carolina Medical Supply. Located at 1802 Shelby Road in Kings Mountain, the new Griffin Home Health Care store features home medical equipment and supplies ranging from urological, ostomy, and wound care supplies to wheelchairs, beds and am-

bulatory aids. Customers needing more information can reach the Kings Mountain location at 704-7309500. “We have been serving the region since 1983 and are excited about being a part of Kings Mountain community and its surrounding counties,” says Richie Griffin, general manager of Griffin Home Health Care, Inc. “We are very passionate about

healthcare and committed to staying in the community to ensure that patients and health care providers have the very best medical supplies and equipment they need.” Griffin Home Health Care has additional locations in Charlotte and Gastonia. More information can be found online at

Heart attack survivor treks country for heart health Colon Terrell stopped through Kings Mountain on Tuesday to have lunch at 238 Cherokee Street Tavern while walking across America. Terrell is walking a total of 3,000 miles and through 11 states in 187 days to make it across America for Heart Health. Heart Health is apart of the American Heart Association. He started March 1 at Cape Hatteras and plans to arrive at the Santa Monica Pier, Calif. in September. As of Tuesday he had accomplished 450 miles. Terrell’s walk will be credited towards the Heart Walk in Raleigh, NC. Terrell decided to to make this trek after having a heart attack on Valentine’s Day in 2009. Follow Terrell’s journey at or on twitter at @HeartTrekUSA.

photo and story by KYRA TURNER

Colon Terrell on a break during his walk across America.

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