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Gospel & Green Bananas April 12 Men Standing for Christ, The Aldridge Quartet & more at the Joy Cancer has touched many lives and families in Kings Mountain over the past year. “The Green Banana Project� was the inspiration of the late Kings Mountain Herald Publisher Ron Isbell. He always asked his staff to give him green bananas be-

cause “things will look better when the bananas are ripe.� The popular Mecklenburg County gospel group “Men Standing for Christ� who sing about hope in their outreach ministry at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church are back by popular demand for the

second annual gospel music extravaganza Saturday, April 12, at 7 p.m. at Joy Performance Center and is sponsored by the Kings Mountain Herald, Summit Place of Kings Mountain, and Alliance Bank. “We are a ministry first; a fel-

lowship and a choir of men who like to sing together and we aren’t out for fame but to help our audience along the Christian journey,’’ said choir director Gary Carter. “Men Standing for Christ� have participated in an active jail ministry for 12 years with their sister

ministry, “Return Ministries.� They also enjoy singing at nursing homes, to the homeless and to veterans. “We just love to sing gospel and we picked the name for our group because we stand for Christ,’’ said See GOSPEL FEST, 7A

Farm fresh goodness Farmer’s Market set to open April 12 Kings Mountain's Farmer's Market, which enjoyed a booming business for its first year of operation last spring, opens Saturday, April 12, and runs through the end of Ocober from 8 a.m.-12 noon on Railroad Avenue. “We're ready and will offer garden vegetables, fresh eggs, grass-fed beef and fruits plus plenty of exciting features,'' said Margot Plonk, Kings Mountain Satellite Manager for the Foothills Farmers' Market. The market opening day is running in conjunction with the N. C. Science Festival, so the market will feature science-related activities, said Plonk. The Cleveland County Beekeepers will have a demonstration hive, the National Resources Offices in Shelby will present a demonstration and the Kings Mountain High School Science department will demonstrate science activities. Mauney Memorial Library will also

have a table for children's storytime featuring science stories. And according to Plonk there's much more in store for visitors to the Farmer's Market. You can watch a cooking demonstration and listen to live music as you visit various vendore set up along Railroad Avenue between 238 Cherokee Grill and the Joy Performance Theater. Jewelry, bakeries and produce vendors will be showing their wares and the Lineberger family will also returning this year to offer their homegrown products for sale to the public. The market accepts cash and debit or EBT cards. There will be an information tent set up where you can swipe your card and receive tokens to shop. “We were so pleased with the products we could offer the area last year and the community's participation and look forward to the opening April 12,'' said Plonk.

Council OKs zoning changes, grant request Leach to be inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame!

The Kings Mountain City Council met Tuesday to implement a number of zoning changes, formally apply for a grant to get sewer project funding, authorize springtime “Litter Sweep,� and recognize four city employees for good service. The board approved conditional rezoning for a new business called O’Reilly Automotive Stores, which will

be located on Shelby Rd. It also OK’d a set of fresh zoning guidelines for a solar farm on York Rd. that are meant to bring the regulations governing the business in line with industry standards, and to facilitate future expansion. The city council held for further consideration a zoning request for a horse

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Museum Thursday Kings Mountain Fire Department will hold open house Thursday from 6-8 p .m. at the Historical Fire Museum on Cleveland Avenue. Assistant Chief Jamie Black said that firefighters are eager to show off the recently renovated museum, the hard work of Fire Chief Frank Burns’ two grandsons, Austin and Nathan Sipes, who chose the remodeling project as their Eagle Scout project. The public is invited and refreshments will be served.

The Farmers’ Market, in downtown Kings Mountain, will be located on South Railroad Avenue between Gold and Mountain streets. The emphasis is on healthy eating and a fresh engagement between growers and consumers. The market will open for the season on Saturday, April 12. KMH File Photo

Shriners BBQ this Saturday Fundraiser helps Shriners give back to community Derek Acuff, 12, and his proud family will be pushing Shriner BBQ sales Saturday morning at 10 a.m. with the White Plains Shrine Club at the BBQ location on East Gold Street, beside American Legion Post 155. With Shriners help, the active 6th grader at KM Intermediate School got a second chance to enjoy his favorite sports baseball and deer hunting following surgery he underwent at Shriners Hospital in Greenville, SC. Young Acuff’s first visit with local Shriners to the Shriners Hospital was when he was a toddler. He was diagnosed with Femoral Anteversion, twisted Femur bones, and too young to have surgery. He underwent two surgical procedures at Shriner’s Hospital in Greenville, SC in 2011 and 2012. In 2011 he he was back playing baseball and running with friends. One

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Derek Acuff year later, November 20, 2012, he had the second surgery. “Our family is grateful to local Shriners who helped us with applications, took us to the hospital when Derek was three years old and supported us during the two surgeries,� said Dee Acuff. She added, “Shriners do wonderful work with helping children and we can’t say enough about how they See SHRINERS, 7A

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ARRESTS MARCH 19: Anthony Keith Singleton Jr., 30, 237 Dakar Lot 27, resist, delay, obstruct, second degree trespass, intoxicated and disruptive, $10,000 bond, secured. MARCH 19: Antonia Shanique Wilson, 40, 803 W. King St., breaking and entering, $1,000 bond, secured. MARCH 20: Brandy Nicole Detter, 30, 205 Cranford Dr., cyber stalking, two counts. MARCH 22: Sandy Carson Sigmon, 32, 5508 Dallas Cherryville Highway, DWI, failure to display plate, speeding, $35,000 bond, secured. She was also cited for reckless wanton disregard for others safety and failure to comply with restrictions. MARCH 22: David Allen Shelton, 22, 909 Battle Flag Ct, assault inflicting serious injury, $5,000 bond, secured. MARCH 22: Jamarl Barrine, 30, 505 W. Parker St., probation violation, $20,000 bond, secured. MARCH 23: Roger Lee Bell Jr., 32, 406 Walnut St., second degree trespass, resisting officer, $15,000 bond, secured. MARCH 23: Shamika Sharmaine Moser, 35, 303 S. Juniper St., driving while license revoked, two counts, child resistant, speeding, $1500 bond, secured. MARCH 23: Ricky Wayne Rush, 50, Gastonia, communicating threats, criminal summons. MARCH 24: B r a n d i Nicole Black, 22, 135 Dunes Dr., simple assault, no bond. MARCH 25: Jason Travis Thompson, 35, 401 Pineview Dr., communicating threats. MARCH 25: Jacob Paul Stewart, 19, 111-8 Morris Rd., indecent liberties with child, sexual battery, $25,000 bond, secured. MARCH 26: James Verlyn Reep, 48, 2207 Cleveland Ave., intoxicated/disruptive, misuse 911, $2,000 bond, secured. MARCH 26: Jared Michelle Stokes, 22, 104 Kermit Dr., disorderly conduct, $1500 bond, unsecured. MARCH 27: Angela Michelle Plemmons, 32, 1500 Northwoods Dr., larceny, $1000 bond, secured. MARCH 27: Quisha Lashawn Adams, 23, 5076Pennington Place, school attendance violation, criminal summons. MARCH 28: Lamar Eugene Stewart, 43, 100-1 Yarbro Rd., larceny, $20,000 bond, secured. MARCH 28: John Timothy Heflin, 60, 2021 Redwood Circle, communicating threats, written promise. MARCH 29: Derrick

Deshawn Strickland, 32, 204 Cherry St., failure to comply, $1,132.50 cash bond. MARCH 29: Jessica Kamille Adams, 23, 205 Parrish Dr., simple assault, criminal summons. MARCH 29: Terry Dean Moore, 51, 105 Fairview St., second degree trespassing, $500 bond, secured. MARCH 29: Rebecca Peters Columbia, 35, 208-B S. Cansler St., order for arrest, expired tag, expired inspection, $1,000 bond, secured. MARCH 29: John Dalton Hinson Jr., 34, 208-B S. Cansler St., order for arrest, failure to register motor vehicle, failure to apply new tag, driving while license revoked, no inspection, no liability insurance, possession stolen property, fictitious registration, no insurance, $3,000 bond, secured. MARCH 30: Rosalind Lenore Sullivan, 46, Shelby, driving while license revoked, $236 cash bond. MARCH 30: Teddy George Messer Jr., 41, Ellenboro, driving while license revoked, speeding, $5,000 bond, secured. MARCH 30: Lisa Marie Bolton, 26, 539 Stoney Point Rd., Lot 15, driving while license revoked, careless and reckless driving, $265 bond. CITATIONS MARCH 11: Shelia Heatherington Cagle, 44, 164 Goforth Rd., selling malt beverage to person under age 21. MARCH 20: A 16-yearold male was cited for expired tag and no insurance. MARCH 22: Pablo Gonzalez Santiago, 41, 304 Long Branch Rd., fictitious registration, revoked registration, no insurance, no inspection. MARCH 24: Kevin D. Allen, 35, 1512 Phifer Rd., revoked license. MARCH 24: Karamen Charmaine Cooke, 34, 808 Apt. 8, Cleveland Ave., no operator’s license, no registration with DMV. MARCH 24: Edward Martaine Malone IV, 20, Shelby, revoked license. MARCH 24: Kristy Ann Huffman, 44, Lincolnton, no operator’s license. MARCH 24: Walter Lizandro, 36, Old Fort, no operator’s license. MARCH 25: Jeana Elliott, 43, 1214 Northwoods, speeding. MARCH 26: Garrett Koshima Almond, 49, Gastonia, possession of drug paraphernalia. MARCH 26: A 17-yearold female was cited for punching, pulling hair and causing a disturbance at Kings Mountain High School. MARCH 26: Dixie

Meadows, 18, 1710 Bethlehem Road #1, assault and causing a disturbance at Kings Mountain High School. MARCH 28: Larry Wayne Sparks, 54, 124 Wells St., failure to burn car lights. MARCH 28: Priscilla Hendrix, 23, Shelby, child seat belt violation, revoked license MARCH 29: Raymond Brown III, 39, Philadelphia, Pa., speeding. MARCH 29: Petra Hubel, 55, Charlotte, speeding. MARCH 30: Jonas Darryll McNeely, 48, Bessemer City, revoked license. MARCH 31: Floyde Jeffries Jr., 20, Grover, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. MARCH 31: Deborah Cole, 63, 404 Belvedere Circle, speeding. INCIDENTS MARCH 18: A resident of Thornburg Drive reported identity theft. MARCH 21: A resident of Crescent Circle reported theft of currency from a vehicle. MARCH 21: B.A.H. Express, Inc., Conley, Ga., reported theft of two Cross Country batteries and two copper jumper wires from fenced property on Canterbury Rd. MARCH 21: Caromont Family Practice, 214 Cleveland Ave., reported attempted breaking and entering and damage to a glass window and screen. MARCH 21: A resident of Meadowbrook Rd reported damage to a passenger side glass of a 1998 Mazda. MARCH 21: A resident of N. Piedmont Ave. reported theft of a Moped valued at $1200. MARCH 22: A resident of Alpine Dr. reported that her house was spray-painted and damaged. MARCH 22: A resident of Fairview St. reported that someone cut the interior lining of her vehicle. MARCH 27: Food Lion, Shelby Rd., reported shoplifting of steaks. MARCH 27: A resident of Redwood Circle reported theft of over $350 in various items, including a Kindle Fire tablet and cell phone. MARCH 28: A resident of Guyton Loop reported identity theft. MARCH 30: Ingles 147, 2111 Shelby Rd., reported shoplifting of over $20 in household cleaning supplies. MARCH 30: A resident of Hoyles Road reported that someone shot into his vehicle with a BB gun. MARCH 30: A resident See POLICE, 9A

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KM man arrested and charged by MICHAEL E. POWELL A Cherryville woman called 911 and reported she was raped at Aaron Moss Park in the early morning hours of Tuesday, March 25. According to Cherryville Police Department Capt. Cam Jenks, the accused rapist is Chad Maurice Wilson, 40, of 120 Thompson Drive, Kings Mountain, who “picked the victim up at 6 a.m. at her home�, drove her to the park in his truck and assaulted her in the parking lot. “After the assault occurred, he then drove her home where she called 911 and reported it,� he said. Jenks noted the woman, who is 25, had no life-threatening injuries but a CPD incident report indicates certain items of her clothing were collected along with an N.C. sexual assault evidence collection kit, as well as hair evidence. Additionally, he said he believed the victim was checked out at an area hospital. Wilson had arrest warrants served on him by Cleveland County Sheriff’s deputies, who then transferred custody of him to Cherryville Police Sergeant Brandon Parker and Patrolman Anthony Green, Jr. Wilson himself, upon being transported in the

early morning hours to the Gaston County Jail by CPD officers, was initially rejected by the jail’s nurse due to his having a high blood pressure reading. He was then taken by GEMS to Gaston Memorial Hospital and r e c e i v e d Chad Maurice Wilson medication, bringing his blood pressure down to 182/110. He was then taken back to the jail and processed, according to the report. Jenks said Wilson was charged with one count each felony second degree rape, second degree sexual offense, and first degree kidnapping. His secured bond is set at $500,000. Captain Jenks stressed the attack “was not a random attack�, adding the victim knew Wilson. Wilson, according to Capt. Jenks, is a registered sex offender who was convicted in Cleveland County in 2005 of taking indecent liberties with a minor. That offense occurred July 19, 2003. Wilson served one year and nine months for the offense, according to the N.C. DOJ’s sex offender web site.

Tuplin charged with manufacturing marijuana GROVER - James Carl Tuplin, 120 Hicks Road, was arrested Monday, March 17, by Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics Division officers and charged with manufacturing marijuana, felony possession of marijuana and maintaining a dwelling for the purpose of growing marijuana. Sheriff Alan Norman said investigators responded to a complaint and were given permission by Tuplin to search his residence and found marijuana

growing in two bedrooms of the home. Tuplin told officers, according to the sheriff, that he had spent over $3500 for equipment he needed to become a producer of the controlled substance.

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Brandon Taylor Davis, 17, loved hanging out with his friends. Relatives say he was with a friend when he was shot and killed in a Clover, SC m o b i l e Brandon Davis home park about 11 p.m. Sunday, March 23. Funeral services were held March 26 at East Gold Street Wesleyan Church in Kings Mountain where his great uncle is pastor. Davis, who has been known all his life as Brandon Taylor Yukob, was raised by his grandparents, Mark and Pam Yukob, since he was six months old. He is the great nephew of Rev. Scott and Renee Whitney of Kings Mountain. York County sheriff’s investigators charged three Clover men with murder March 24 in connection with the shooting death of the teenager. Murder charges were filed against Ezekiel Lundquist, 21; Javeas Cohn, 20; and Tevin Dye, 19. Lundquist also is charged with obstruction of justice. A fourth man, Michael Lynn McAfee, 22, Blacksburg, SC, who was also shot and treated for nonlife threatening injuries, is also charged with obstruction of justice. The trailer where Davis was killed is a half-mile from where the teen lived with his grandparents and 13-year-old brother, Noah, on Rhyne Road in Clover. Family said Davis was looking forward to his 18th birthday in May. They said he was quiet, kind, loved dirt bikes, loving and always, whether on the phone or out the door, “would say ‘I love you’ and he’d wait until you said it back.�

KM couple arrested on drug charges A Kings Mountain couple was arrested on drug charges Thursday, March 27 by the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics investigators. Ted Calvin Lastinger and Sherri Hyman Lastinger, 116 Ferguson Drive, face charges of possession with intent to sale Psilocybin Mushrooms, manufacture Psilocybin Mushrooms and possession of marijuana. Sheriff Alan Norman said the two were

charged after a search warrant was executed at their residence. He said that during the investigation officers located a large illegal Psilocybin Mushroom growing operation,. Psilocybin Mushrooms are listed as a Schedule I illegal drug in the North Carolina Controlled Substance Act. Norman said that investigators seized 178 grams of the mushrooms, both finished and still growing, with a street value of over $1,500.




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Two speak out against casino at council meeting Two members of a group opposing a proposed Catawba casino and resort took their grievances before the Kings Mountain City Council Tuesday, arguing that the gambling complex would damage the individual pocketbooks of residents and the area’s economy. The Kings Mountain Awareness Group has mounted a campaign to public oppose the tribe’s plan to build a casino off Interstate 85, south of downtown, claiming, among other things, that the development likely would not bring as many jobs as supporters insist. “Our data shows conclusively, that a casino will not add any new wealth to the area. Nor will citizens have more discretionary income after a casino, than they do now,” said Adam Forcade, a

spokesperson for the group. “A casino does not add to the amount of a paycheck or reduce a mortgage. It is well documented that other than in Las Vegas a casino makes around 80 percent of its income from within a 50 mile feeder radius.” Most officials in Cleveland County – including the City Council, the Chamber of Commerce and the Cleveland County Board of Commissioners – have voiced support for the casino, while a mostly Republican group of N.C. legislators have opposed it. Meanwhile, the Eastern Bureau of Indian Affairs – an agency within the U.S. Dept. of the Interior – is currently reviewing the Catawba’s’ application for the casino. For many, the casino is seen as a jobs boost in a

county where the unemployment rate has lingered close to 10 percent in the years since a recession struck the overall U.S. economy. Still, opponents argue that building a gambling complex may only worsen the area’s economic woes. “What if the jobs don’t materialize?” Cynthia Forcade told the council, adding that casinos disproportionately target the poor. “A casino … only sounds good on the surface. Casinos absorb other businesses … and studies have shown that addiction rates double within a 15 mile radius of a casino.” With the exception of atlarge councilman Keith Miller, who asked the speakers for the source data for the figures and statistic they presented, the council had little reaction to the prepared remarks.

Council honors city employees Larry Deal receives an employee recognition award from Mayor Rick Murphrey for 25 years with the city’s water treatment plant at last week’s city council meeting.

This artist rendering shows the future home of the Cleveland County Abuse Prevention Council to go up at 940 Wendover Heights Drive ( across from Cleveland County Hospice) in Shelby. The new construction for the $1.6 million dollar facility is expected to begin in about three months. Groundbreaking was held at the site Tuesday.

Building hope “There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something better tomorrow.” (APC Motto) ELIZABETH STEWART

Cleveland County Abuse Prevention Council broke ground Tuesday morning for a $1.6 million dollar facility that will house 8-10 individual women and 6-10 women with children in a safe environment with room for counseling, conferences, kitchen and bathrooms, administrative offices and a commons area, all handicapped-accessible. “It is a dream come true and next spring is our target date for moving into the new facility,’’ said Betsy Wells of Kings Mountain, chairman of the building committee for the capital campaign which raised the required $243,811 to receive a USDA loan for a new, larger shelter to go up on Wendover Heights Drive in Shelby, across from Cleveland County Hospice. Wells said that 174 people were turned away last year because of the size of the current shelter. She said after the completion of the new shelter, there will be room for many more women and children to have a safe, healing place while putting their lives back together. Cathy Robertson, APC executive director, also expressed excitement that the agency is ready to have a new shelter. “We need this facility,’’ Robertson said. Last year, the APC provided shelter to 211 people and counseling to 153. Robert-

son said that among those served by the shelter are victims of sexual assault and rape. “We are so grateful for the generosity of the people of Cleveland County as Betsy Wells well as the N.C. Housing Authority and USDA Rural Development grants,’’ added Robertson. The Abuse Prevention Council was formed by the Cleveland County Commission for Women in the 1980s and has since become its own agency. Current president of the Commission for Women is Betsy Wells. The APC mission statement is that it “serves as a bridge between being a victim to becoming a survivor of domestic violence, rape, sexual assault, homelessness, and homemaker displacement through the provision of safe shelter, advocacy, support services and preventive education.’’ A reception honoring volunteers was held after the groundbreaking at the APC offices, 407 W. Warren Street, Shelby, and where floor plans of the new facility and APC history were showcased.

Paul Alexander, a police corporal with the Kings Mountain Police Dept. who has five years of service with the city, collects an employee recognition award.

John Wright is honored by the city in a ceremony at last week’s city council meeting for his long service with the Kings Mountain Fire Department. Wright, who joined the department in 1982, retired in February with the rank of captain. Photos by DAVE BLANTON

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Counselor seeks to offer people a ‘Second Chance’

HISTORY BUFF – Asher Patterson, 3, of Gastonia, grabs onto a cloth streamer as he makes his way to the Kings Mountain Historical Museum on Friday. He was accompanied by his grandmother, Norma Dewery, as they two visited the museum’s current exhibit Common Threads: Kings Mountain’s Textile Heritage from Prehistory to Today. This Saturday, the museum is hosting a textiles demonstration program from 12 to 3 p.m. that will feature techniques such as processing flax into linen, spinning, weaving and twining. Wendy Winstead shows off two of the paintings her husband Michael has created for her new counseling office, Second Chances, in Kings Mounatin. ELIZABETH STEWART

Everyone needs a second chance. That's the philosophy of professional substance abuse counselor McLendon Smith Winstead and obviously why the name of her Kings Mountain business is Second Chances. “I treat my clients fairly and with dignity,'' said Winstead, 48, who has moved into a new office in the Corry Law Building at 110 W. Mountain Street. Second Chances Counseling Services is licensed by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, among other things, to offer services to individuals required in a DWI arrest to complete a alcohol/drug assessment and counseling. Alcohol/drug abuse counseling and education and, anger management classes are also a part of her duties during a busy day in her offices. Some of her clients are teenagers charged with underage possession of alcohol, open container or any other charge that may be the result of alcohol or drug usage. If you have a DWI, your driver's license has probably been revoked for 30 days. You may be able to get driving privileges after 10 days if you have a substance abuse assessment. The initial assessment can be scheduled to help meet any court mandated time constraints. Winstead says that assessments can be done pretrial or post trial. She

explains that the benefits of obtaining a pre-trial assessment are simple: Upon conviction, the individual will be required by the Department of Motor Vehicles to obtain a substance abuse assessment and comply with the recommended education or treatment before their NC license will be reinstated. If this is completed prior to court, it will become a mitigating factor during sentencing, it will provide the attorney with the documentation required to obtain a limited driving privilege if the individual is eligible; and it meets one of the requirements that the court/DMV will imposed upon the individual. As a result of the assessment, a referral will be made to the appropriate level of education or treatment using guidelines set by the state and the American Society of Addiction Medicine. Wendy is licensed to complete assessments, individual and group counseling, short term and longer term out patient treatment and also provide family services for friends and family members who are struggling with alcohol/drug abuse concerns of someone close and/or mental health disorders. Daughter of Mary Wade Smith of Kings Mountain and the late insurance man Bob Smith, she graduated from Kings Mountain High School in 1984 and grew up wanting to pursue a career in medicine. She attended Peace College, earned her BS in Zoology from North Carolina State University, her BS in Psychology from

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UNCC, and in 2013 her Master of Science in Studies of Human Behavior from Capella University. Theirs is a close knit family. She has a brother, Robert Smith III, a Shelby architect, and a sister, O'Kelley Smith Broadway of Kings Mountain who has two children: Rebecca and Austin Broadway. “I was looking for the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of people and I found it in this profession,'' says Wendy, adding, ''If I could find a way to stop repeat offenders what a difference that would make.� Wendy says there's no better feeling than to see change take place in the life of a person who made a bad decision. “I tell kids and adults that the risk is too high for them to drink and drive,'' she says. Wife of Michael Winstead and mother of 13-yearold Andie, Mrs. Winstead is multi-talented. She home schools their 7th grade daughter, makes essential oil blends and is hosting a class, “Give Your Medicine Cabinet A Makeover� April 9 at 6 p.m. In addition to making all natural lotions and creams, she also makes homemade soaps. The family is active in Central United Methodist church. Wendy's new office is decorated with her husband's handiwork, several paintings which should bring a smile to her clients as they arrive for individual counseling or group sessions. Obviously Wendy Winstead loves what she does and does what she loves.

Funds benefit educational and human services programs PPG’s fiber glass manufacturing facility, in operation in Cleveland County for 55 years, has donated $32,500 to six different Cleveland County organizations for educational and human-services programs. The recent grants helped: Destination Cleveland County provide materials and activities on local history and regional music for education programs. Cleveland County Schools Education Foundation provides scholarships for college-bound high school seniors that achieve a 4.0 GPA or higher. United Way of Cleveland County share support with a variety of local programs. Cleveland County Arts Council sponsor and encourage cultural and educational activities. Cleveland Community College coordinate with other organizations to put on the second “Making it Work� manufacturing & Engineering Fair for high school students, hosted at the PPG

Shelby Plant. Cleveland County Family YMCA offer the Y Achievers national college-readiness program. “Each of these organizations does great work offering opportunities and support for students and other in our Cleveland County community, and we hope this funding will help them continue


Most people find ways to better themselves during Lent. That was the message of Rev. Rex Gibbs, pastor of Central United Methodist Church, to a large crowd of

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worshipers March 19 at noon at Boyce Memorial ARP Church. He used the text from Gospel of Luke chapter 2, the story of 12-year-old Jesus separated from his parents for three days during the Feast of the Passover. They didn’t expect to find their boy at the Temple in Jerusalem surrounded by his elders. “Most 12-year-olds don’t know what they want to be but Jesus knew what his life was to become,� said Gibbs. The scriptures recounts that Jesus replied, “Do you not know that I must be about my Father’s business?� Lent is the Christian season of preparation for Easter. “Today, March 19 is the day of St. Joseph and we remember that Joseph was the caretaker of young Jesus. He

took responsibility to raise this child,� said Gibbs. The pastor added, “What pathways do we need to follow to make a difference for God?� Gibbs said that most people give up bad things for Lent (to get rid of it) but he suggested, “Why not take up something good for Lent?� The Kings Mountain Ministerial Association is sponsoring a series of noon Lenten services at Kings Mountain churches on Wednesdays through April 9. Rev. James Lockridge, pastor of Second Baptist Church, will speak at the April 2 noon service at East Gold Street Wesleyan Church. Rev. Ron Caulder, pastor of Eastside Baptist Church, will speak at the April 9 service at Second Baptist Church.

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■MEDITATION Now this I affirm and insist on in the Lord: you must no longer live as the Gentiles live, in the futility of their minds. They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God beJosh Tucker cause of their ignorance Pastor and hardness of heart. St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church They have lost all sensitivity and have abandoned themselves to licentiousness, greedy to practice every kind of impurity. That is not the way you learned Christ! For surely you have heard about him and were taught in him, as truth is in Jesus. You were taught to put away your former way of life, your old self, corrupt and deluded by its lusts, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to clothe yourselves with the new self, created according to the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness. So then, putting away falsehood, let all of

us speak the truth to our neighbors, for we are members of one another Ephesians 4: 17-25 Grace to you and peace in the name of Jesus. Amen. The truth hurts. It hurts because it sheds light on what we may perceive as weaknesses or undesirable characteristics we have. It hurts because it forces us to realize that there may be more than one correct or acceptable solution to a problem. It hurts to hear the truth because it can push us away from the comfort of our norm causing a new standard to be set. The truth hurts as it sometimes goes against the learned foundations formed in us as they pertain to society, education and faith. The truth, even shared in the most delicate way can hurt. Paul shares a very important truth in this portion of his letter to the Ephesians. Here’s the gist of what he is saying, “it’s time to drop the habits of the life we once had, the life without Christ, and to be renewed in our mind and in our spirit by the love of God through

Christ.� This was a difficult truth for the Ephesians to hear. They were used to living for themselves; they were used to living reckless, wasteful lives a part from God. This truth went against their life norm as it called them to let go of their old way of living and take on a new life in Christ Jesus. It could be a difficult truth for us to hear as well; after all it can sometimes be tempting to take and easier path in the world. A path were the well being of other people is not considered; a path that doesn’t include time in prayer, devotion and discipleship; a path that doesn’t experience the love that Christ offers. The truth hurts; but the truth is it hurts us so much more when we aren’t willing to accept another point of view, another truth. The truth is that God’s love for you is so deep and so wide that he sent his only Son to die for your sake so that you are not held captive to the truth of the sin in your life any longer. The truth is that God loves you so much that he’s defeated death for you so that you may spend eternity with him. What an amazing truth!

El Bethel United Methodist Church, 122 El Bethel Rd, Kings Mountain, will have its regular country breakfast Saturday, April 5 from 6:30-10 a.m. Bacon, sausage, country ham, eggs, grits, gravy, homemade biscuits, homemade jellies, coffee, juice and milk. Carryouts available, call 704-739-9174.

Breakfast benefit Evening Stars WMU of Patterson Grove Baptist Church will sponsor a breakfast Saturday, April 12, from 7 a.m.-10 a.m. at the church fellowship hall, 301 Oak Grove Road, for benefit of the Nicaragua Mission Trip. The menu: biscuits, gravy, eggs, grits, sausage, bacon, country ham, liver mush, coffee, juice. Plates are $6 for adults and $3 for children. Public invited.

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

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

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

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

Midview Baptist Church 703 Margrace Road 704-739-6711

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Westover Baptist Church 114 Westover Drive

Notice: In order to accommodate the number of churches in our communities, we will print two alternating lists of churches each week. If you don’t see the church you’re looking for, be sure to check next week.




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■OBITUARIES Robert Nelson Connor Former KMHS Teacher of the Year KINGS MOUNTAIN – Robert Nelson Connor, “Pop Pop,� died peacefully on Saturday, March 29, 2014. Born August 19, 1949 in Gastonia, NC, he was the son of the l a t e Adam Eugene (Jim) Connor and the late Alice Pearson Connor. Nelson became an active member of First Presbyterian Church in Kings Mountain on April 2, 1995, taught Sunday School for youth and was an Elder and on the Session for many years. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in English Education from North Carolina State University. He received several honors, including 1993 Volunteer of the Year from the Community Organization on Drug, Alcohol Prevention (CODAP), the 1997 Kings Mountain High

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School Teacher of the Year award and in 2005 the Excellence in Service Award from Kings Mountain Schools. He also received the Dorothea Dix Spirit Award from the North Carolina Mental Health Consumers Organization and the 2012 Recovery Champion Award from the North Carolina One Community In Recovery. He also served on the Board of Directors at Pathways (Cleveland County Mental Health) and led the program that received the North Carolina Council of Community Programs Excellence in Consumer Directed Support for its accomplishments through the ‘’Wellness Path’’ (WRAP) Wellness Recovery Action Planning and Peer Support. Nelson was very involved on the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council, the Alliance for Health, Partnership for Children, the National Association of Peer Specialists and the North Carolina Association of Peer Specialists. He worked as the Director of Consumer Affairs & Customer Service at Pathways LME, taught English in the Cleveland County School System for 13 years, was Vice President at Combs Wholesale Produce in Winston-Salem, NC and Market Manager at Mountain View Farms in Kings Mountain. Surviving are his wife, Hallie Ward Connor and her

children, David Williams Blanton and Mary Elizabeth Dellinger (Liza) and her husband, Bryan, all of Kings Mountain; his brothers, Buddy Wylie Connor and his wife, Joan, of Wilkesboro, NC; his sisters, Grace Connor Weaver and her husband, John, of Shelby and Kimberly Connor McCormick and her husband, Steve, of Clover, SC; his three grandchildren, all of Kings Mountain, Mary Catherine Dellinger (MC), Virginia Eleanor Dellinger and Ward William Dellinger; along with five nephews, five nieces, nine great nephews, eight great nieces and three great-great nieces. The memorial service will be held Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Kings Mountain. Rev. John Bridges will officiate the service,.Refreshments will be served following the service. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers and as an expression of sympathy that memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, PO Box 1188, Kings Mountain, NC 28086 or to to the Serenity Club, 109 Bethlehem Road, Kings Mountain, NC 28086. Clay-Barnette Funeral Home of Kings Mountain is serving the family.

Mildred Wilson SHELBY - Mildred Louise “Maw� Weaver Wil-

son, 87, died Sunday, March 30, 2014, at Gaston Manor in Gastonia. Funeral services are 3 p.m., Wednesday, at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church. The family received friends Tuesday.


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Betty Sue Hollifield Loved watching John Wayne movies KINGS MOUNTAIN Betty Sue Hollifield, 75, of South Boardman, Mich., formerly of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away at her home on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. Betty w a s born in Gaston County, NC on March 17, 1939 to the late Hugh and Mae Summey Bishop. She was married to Carl Elton Penley for several years. Betty married Jerry Hollifield on November 21, 2003 in Newton, NC. They were married until Jerry passed away on Valentine’s Day 2004. Betty loved John Wayne and would watch his movies over and over with her grandchildren. Her favorites

Christopher Lee Morrow Loved to fly remote control airplanes KINGS MOUNTAIN Christopher “Chris� Lee Morrow, age 54, resident of 206 Walker Street, Kings Mountain, NC died March 29, 2014 at his home. He was born in Cleveland County, NC to the late Carvel M o r row. Mr. Morrow loved to work on and fly

were Hatari and Rio Bravo. She also enjoyed playing Bingo on the weekends. Betty was a member of Temple Baptist Church, Kings Mountain, NC. She loved her church family dearly and was very involved with the church. Betty loved her family dearly. She was so happy that she was able to spend her last months with her daughter and grandchildren in Michigan. Survivors include her loving children: Debbie Matz, Mount Holly, NC, Rodney D. Bishop, NC, Becky P. Davis, Plymouth, NC, Holly D. Hart and husband Keith, South Boardman, MI; seven cherished grandchildren; 2 precious great-grandchildren; siblings Troy C. Bishop and wife Janet, Belmont, NC; Ted L. Bishop and wife Ruby, Lucia, NC, Joe F. Bishop and Jerry K. Bishop and wife Shirley, Mt. Holly, NC, Tonda M. Mathis and husband John, Belmont, NC, Darlene B. Cope and

husband Harold, Belmont, NC, Charles L. Bishop, Belmont, NC and Sylvia Hellard, Mount Holly, NC. A funeral service will be at Ollie Harris Memorial Chapel, Wednesday, April 2, 2 p.m., with Rev. Scott Carpenter officiating. Visitation is from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.. Wednesday, April 2, prior to the service at Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain, North Carolina. Interment is at Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain, North Carolina. In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be sent to Heartland Hospice of Michigan, Unit 4624, 4020 Copper View, Traverse City, MI 49684 or to the family c/o Holly Hart, 5697 Maple Dr. SW, South Boardman, MI 49680. A guest registry is available at www.harrisfun Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain, N.C.

remote control airplanes. He also loved gardening and cooking. He served in the United States Navy. Survivors include his companion for 28 years Karen Snyder; Mother: Lola Harmon Morrow, Grover, NC; Sisters: Cindy Benton, Kings Mtn. NC; Carolyn Helms, Kings Mountain, NC; Becky Collins, Grover, NC; Daughters: Amanda Snyder, Kings Mountain, NC; Crystal Mize, Gastonia, NC; Sons: David Morrow and Donny Morrow, Kings Mountain, NC; 11 Grandchildren. A memorial service was held at Kings Mountain First

Church of the Nazarene, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, 5:30 p.m., with Rev. Michael Daughrity officiating. Visitation was from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, 2014, prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be sent Relay for Life, P.O. Box 856 Kings Mountain, NC 28086 A guest registry is available at Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain, N.C.

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KINGS MOUNTAIN Susan Burton Hooks, age 89, resident of Kings Mountain, NC, died March 29, 2014 at Carolina’s Medical Center, Pineville, NC. A funeral service was held at Ollie Harris Memorial Chapel, Tuesday, April 1 at 1 p.m., with Rev. Clarence Hensley officiating. Visitation was from 12 to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, prior to the service at Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain, North Carolina. Interment is at Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain, North Carolina Rev. Gary Lee Owen KINGS MOUNTAIN Rev. Gary Lee Owen, age 50, resident of 404 N. Tracy Street Kings Mountain, NC, died March 27, 2014 at his home. A funeral service was held at Ollie Harris Memorial Chapel, Monday, March 31, at 4 p.m., with Rev. Don McNeely and Rev. Sheila Grigg officiating. Visitation was from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Monday afternoon, March 31, prior to the service at Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain, North Carolina. Lois Chapman Parker KINGS MOUNTAIN Lois Chapman Parker, age 93, resident of Kings Mountain, NC, died March 27, 2014, at White Oak Manor, Kings Mountain, NC. A funeral service was held at David Baptist Church on Sunday, March 30, at 3 p.m., with Rev. Jody Griffin, Rev. Paul Sorrells, and Rev. Rob Craig officiating. Visitation was Saturday evening, March 29, at Harris Funeral Home. Interment is at David Baptist Church Cemetery, Kings Mountain, North Carolina. More Obituaries may be found on page 9A

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McHenry to hold office Yes, all foods can fit! CITY COUNCIL: OKs zoning changes hours in Shelby April 3 Registered Dietitian Amy Townsend will Raymond Piper, an auto mechanic with From page 1A 10th District US Congressman Patrick McHenry will hold office hours Thursday in Shelby at the County Manager’s Conference Room, 311 E. Marion Street. Joe Bost will represent the Congressman and will be available to talk with constituents.

Pet loss workshop “Love you forever�- Tuesday, April 15, 22, 29 and May 6, 5:30-7 p.m. at Kings Mountain Hospice House, 321 Kings Mountain Blvd, respond to Tina Whisnant at 704538-1397. OR Hospice Cleveland County Administration Building, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, Thursday, April 17, 24, and May 1, 8 from 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

discuss how foods can fit in a diet with moderation at the Shelby Life Enrichment Center on Tuesday, April 15, from 5:30-7 p.m. A free sitter service is available for individuals with dementia with reservations to 704-4840405 by April 9.

Got wheels? Deliver meals Gaston County Adult Nutrition Program is looking for volunteers to spend one hour a month delivering a hot lunch to medicallyhome bound seniors. To inquire about delivering in Cherryville call 704-862-7825 and to inquire about delivering meals in Bessemer City call 704-862-7676.

GOSPEL FEST: April 12 at the Joy

boarding and training facility located north of town off of Chestnut Ridge Rd. The business may also feature donkeys, goats, pigs, cows and chickens and is not intended to be used for commercial agricultural purposes, according to city documents pertaining to the request. The city also moved to apply for a $1.67 million block grant from the N.C. Dept. of Environmental and Natural Resources to finance the installation of city sewer service to the Mountain Crest (Hillway Dr.) neighborhood. Kings Mountain Mayor Rick Murphrey submitted a “Litter Sweep� spring 2014 Proclamation. The anti-litter initiative is part of a N.C. Dept. of Transportation annual project that seeks to ensure clean and beautiful roads. Set for April 26 through May 10, the initiative “encourages local governments and communities, civic and professional groups, businesses, churches, schools, families and individuals to participate in local roadside cleanups,� according to the proclamation. The 2014 cleanup will celebrate the 26th anniversary of the N.C. Adopt-A-Highway program and its 5,750 volunteer groups statewide. Murphrey thanked a number of employees on the occasion of their employment anniversaries.

five years of service to the city, Paul Alexander, with five years of service as a police corporal, and Larry Deal, who has worked for the city for 25 years and currently serves as its chief water treatment plant worker, received plaques. “Kings Mountain is a better place because of you all,� Murphrey said. The council also passed a resolution honoring John Wright, a career firefighter who joined the city’s fire department in 1982. Wright, who holds a number of certifications including N.C. Hazardous Materials Operations Level I, N.C. Aerial Certification and N.C. Forestry Service Woodland Firefighter Certification, retired as a captain in February. Ellis Noell, the city’s special events director, spoke to the council about a number of community events coming up soon on the calendar. The Foothills Farmers Market, now in its second year, returns to town Saturday, April 12, a date that will also see Patriots Park have its first wedding of the season. The annual Firehouse Cookout is set for April 19. The city council next month plans public hearings to consider the adoption of the N.C. Dept. of Transportation Comprehensive Pedestrian Plan and to consider a conditional use rezoning request by builder Tommy Hall (Eagles Gate).

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The popular gospel group “Men Standing for Christ� will perform at the Joy Performance Center April 12 at 7 p.m. in a benefit for the “Green Banana Project,� sponsored by the Kings Mountain Herald, Summit Place of Kings Mountain, and Alliance Bank. From page 1A Carter. The Darin & Brooke Aldridge Quartet, featuring the popular “Sweethearts of Bluegrass� from Cherryville, will headline the gospel ex-

travaganza. Both the Aldridges and Men for Standing for Christ opened the show last year. A new group, “13-13 Worship Band,’’ composed of a group of young people who sing gospel, will join the entertainment group for the April

12 Gospel at the Joy to which the public is invited. Tickets are on sale at The Joy box office, the Kings Mountain Herald, The KM Chamber office, or at; advance $15 and at the door $20.

helped our child. We encourage everyone to support the local Shrine club.� Derek is the son of Dee and Wray Acuff of Kings Mountain. He has a 4-year-old brother, Will. The family is active in Oak Grove Baptist Church and are always at YMCA ball games cheering for Derek. White Plains Shriner Ricky Carroll Jr. said Shriners will be cooking Friday night in preparation for Saturday sales. They will have BBQ plates, sandwiches, chips, drinks, whole BBQ butts with or without slaw and sauce and will sell barbecue by the pound. Tents and chairs will be available for diners to eat at the site or take-out is always available. “We have sold out early at the last two barbecue events, so come early,� says Carroll. All proceeds are earmarked for Shriners Hospitals for Children.

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Blinck, Brinkley Family gathers to celebrate Lynns’ 90 years to wed in August

David Brinkley Jr. and Alisha Blinck Mr. and Mrs. James Richard Blinck of Tampa, Florida announce the engagement of their daughter, Alisha Kristine Blinck, to David Carl Brinkley Jr. of Belmont, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Carl Brinkley Sr. of Kings Mountain. The bride-to-be is a graduate of the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a Masters in Science Management. She is currently pursuing a Nursing degree from Carolinas College of Health Services in Charlotte. The prospective bridegroom, grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Roland Myers of Clover, SC, is a graduate of Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He is employed by Cheyenne International. The wedding will be an event of August in Blowing Rock, North Carolina. ENTREPRENEUR EXPO – April 30, 1:30-5:30 p.m. at the LeGrand Center on the campus of Cleveland Community College. New this year is the Cleveland County Fast-Pitch competition where local teams will pitch their new business or product ideas to a panel of experts in hopes of winning a prize. Entry forms can be found at

Louise Jonas Lynn, 90, celebrated her birthday with 40 relatives and friends Sunday afternoon, March 23, at a private party at Swooger’s Restaurant in Kings Mountain. The party theme was the1940’s and 40’s music was featured with original LP’s from the decades among the decorations and family pictures from nine decades enlarged and displayed on the walls, all of which provided lively conversation pieces for the celebration. A video showed photos from Louise Lynn’s life and there were greetings from her seven great-grandchildren. Spring flowers from Frady’s Florist added to the already colorful atmosphere of the restaurant. The cake, baked by Doris Zeman of Cake Ovations in Gastonia, was a tilted, threet i e r e d musicallythemed cake with chocolate swing dancers and a chocolate radio leaning from the top layer. Friends, neighbors and relatives from near and far Louise Lynn at age 20. dined on

Louise Jonas Lynn at her 90th birthday celebration March 23. Swooger’s food and locally famous ice cream and tried to figure out who was who in new and old photos. Born March 7, 1924 in York, SC to Daniel and Rosa Jonas, Louise had eight siblings. Her family moved to Kings Mountain in 1941. Four of her siblings: Lorraine, Jessie, James and Bill Jonas lived most of their adult life in Kings Mountain also. Another brother, Marion, and his family lived nearby in York, SC. Louise Lynn was married on July

4, 1942 to Roy Lynn, son of Robert and Sallie Lynn, also of Kings Mountain The party was hosted by her children: sons Jeff Lynn and wife, Alisha, and Charlie Lynn, all of Kings Mountain, along with daughter, Glenda Rickard and her husband, Bill, of La Palma, California. Four of Mrs. Lynn’s five grandchildren were in Kings Mountain for the party: Ethan and Joshua Lynn of Kings Mountain, Jennifer Noel of Tucson, Arizona and Katy Caouette of San Jose, California. Other family members among the guests were Louise’s brother, Bill Jonas and his wife, Virginia, who now reside in Charlotte; sister-in-law Chloe Sparks of Kings Mountain, niece and nephew Gadsden Jonas, with his wife Cindy and Nancy Dickson with husband, Temp, all from York, SC, niece Jackie Fletcher and husband Al from Jacksonville, Fla . and great-niece Stephanie Plonk of Kings Mountain. Louise Lynn is a retired textile employee who worked in Kings Mountain for many years. She has been a member of Grace United Methodist Church for more than 70 years and after retirement volunteered for the American Red Cross, earning the Service award. She enjoys spending time with her grandsons, bird watching and working crossword puzzles.

Miss Easter Pageant Used book sale April 23-24 The Miss Gastonia Scholarship Association will sponsor the Miss Easter on Parade Pageant Saturday, April 5, at 3 p.m. at the Cherryville Community Building, 106 S. Jacob St., Cherryville. Girls age 9-19 years from Gaston, Cleveland, Lincoln and surrounding counties may enter the pageant. Contestants wear an Easter dress or outfit and everyone receives a tiara. Proceeds benefit the Miss Gastonia scholarship fund. For information and an application, call 704827-7277 or visit www.missgastonia

Friends of Gaston County Public Library, 1555 E. Garrison Boulevard, Gastonia, will sponsor the annual book sale Wednesday, April 23, Thursday, April 24, Friday, April 25, and Saturday, April 26, from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Thousands of great buys await bargain-hunters from cookbooks and craft magazines to bestselling novels, mysteries and westerns, beginner reader and chapter books, and childrens picture books.

Prices begin at one dollar each for paperback books and $2 each for hardbound books with other items priced as marked. Sales materials are offered on a first-come basis,. Sales are credit card or cash only. Shoppers should take their own bags or boxes. All book sale profits are used to fund equipment, furnishings, resources and programming for Ga ston County Public Library facilities and patrons.

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â– OBITUARIES James Harold Roper U.S. Marine veteran

GRANT TO FIREMEN -Eric Ramsey, engineering specialist for FM Global, presents a check for $1,000 to Kings Mountain Fire Department which firemen will use to buy a Smartboard for its training department. From left, Ramsey, Assistant Fire Chief Jamie Black, Mayor Rick Murphrey and Fire Chief Frank Burns. Photo by ELLIS NOELL

POLICE From page 2A of Manor Drive reported an attempted break-in. WRECKS MARCH 3: Officer F.L. Wittington said a vehicle operated by Jerome Tracy Walls Jr., 603 Meadowbrook Rd., struck a 1998 Chevrolet operated by Temika Springs, Gastonia, on Sterling Drive. Property damages were estimated at $1500. MARCH 4: Officer F.L. Wittington responded to a wreck on I-18 south near Dixon School Road and arrested Willie Edwin Pigford Jr., Blacksburg, SC, for DWI. Pigford was driving a 2009 Toyota. Property damages were estimated at $7500. MARCH 7: Officer S. Skinner cited Ashton Jericho Fields, 405 Neisler Dr., with speeding after the 2004 Lincoln he was driving hydroplaned, ran off the road and hit a utility pole. The accident happened on NC 216. Property damages were estimated at $7500, including $1500 to the utility pole belonging to the City of Kings Mountain. MARCH 8: Officer Hannah Yarborough cited Daniel Eugene Loftin, 415 Bennett St., with failure to stop at the scene of a crash resulting in property damage after a wreck on Floyd Street. Loftin, driving a 2003 Chevrolet, struck a parked utility trailer and pushed it into a 1996 Chevrolet owned by Maria Elvira Obando-Ramirez, 701 W. Gold St., and under a 1992 Chevrolet owned by Jesus Alfredo Vasquez Barrera, 611 Floyd St. Property damages were estimated at $5500. MARCH 9: No one was charged in a wreck involving four teenagers traveling in a car at a high rate of speed on Linwood Rd. Officer Chris McKnight said that when he arrived at the scene of the crash the 2001 Dodge was abandoned; three passengers were later found near the scene of the collision and had minor injuries. The reportedly 17 year old driver had left the scene. McKnight said the driver lost control, collided into a City of Kings Mountain utility pole and over-

turned several times. Kings Mountain Fire Department and EMS assisted at the collision which involved over $10,000 property damage. EMS transport to the hospital was refused by passengers at the scene. MARCH 11: Officer M.D. Butler cited Tanzanika Menzelle Kendrick, 417 N. Tracy St., with safe movement violation, after the 2012 Nissan she was operating struck a 2005 Ford operated by Kiauna Williams, Longs, SC. The accident happened on Cansler St. Property damages were estimated at $4500. MARCH 13: Officer M.D. Butler said that Anthony James Reid, 105 Beta Rd., operating a 2007 Chrysler, rear-ended a 2007 Mazda operated by Mae Thornburg, 928 Oak Grove Rd #2. Property damages were estimated at $1600. MARCH 13: Officer B.M. Black, responding to a wreck on I-85, said that Tony Gaines, Mauldin, SC, was unable to stop to avoid colliding with another car and then another car struck his vehicle. Gaines said all drivers pulled to the side of the road and left the scene. Property damage to the Gaines car was estimated at $3800. MARCH 14: Officer D.K. Davis said that vehicles operated by Brenda Beason, Crouse, and Allen Christopher Inman, 119 Mountain Side Dr, Lot 9, collided in the turn lane on N.C. 216 Business. Property damages were estimated at $650. MARCH 14: Officer H.W. Carpenter said Denise Shuford, Cherryville, was backing a 2012 Dodge from a parking space at 102 Goforth Rd and hit a 2009 Kia operated by Sallie Toney, 60 Open Lane. Property damages were estimated at $2,000. MARCH 15: Officer D.K. Davis said that James Franklin Goad, Grover, was backing from a parking space at Taco Bell and hit a 1998 Toyota operated by Joshua Barker, Gastonia. Estimated property damage was $1875. MARCH 18: Officer F.L. Wittington said Danielle Ward, 1728-104 Kings Row Dr., was backing from her residence and struck a 1997

Toyota operated by Lavonda Lewis McCluney, 423 Mountain Spring Ct, Apt. 101. Property damage was estimated at $1400. MARCH 19: Officer H.W. Carpenter said a 2006 Nissan operated by a 17year-old female struck a 2011 Cadillac operated by Judy Phillips of Gastonia. The accident happened on US 74 Business at the intersection of Cansler St. Property damages were estimated at $15,000. MARCH 19: Officer M.D. Butler said that both drivers were in the pick-up lane at Bethware School when Diane Hamm, 140-1 Putnam Lake Rd, operating a 2008 Nissan, backed up to get out of the line and struck a 2006 Volkswagen operated by Samantha Baker, 105 Robinson Dr. Property damages were estimated at $1600. MARCH 19: Officer M.J. Howard said a vehicle operated by William Gregory Davis, Shelby, struck a vehicle operated by Wade Taylor, Lincolnton, on US 74 Bypass. Cleveland County EMS transported Taylor to Cleveland Regional Medical Center for treatment. Property damages were estimated at $2,000. MARCH 21: Officer F.L. Wittington said Martha Merriweather, Shelby, reported her 2009 Honda was bumped by another car on Cleveland Avenue and the driver left the scene. MARCH 23: Officer F.L. Wittington said that Mary Etters, 132 Crystal Brook Dr., had parked her 2002 Honda at the YMCA on Cleveland Avenue and came out to find that it had been hit by another vehicle and damaged $2500. MARCH 23: Officer Bryan McGinnis said that vehicles operated by Elizabeth Irvin, 219 W. Ridge St., and Albert Smarr, 125 N. Railroad Ave.,. hit in the parking lot at 125 N. Railroad Ave. doing slight damage. MARCH 26: Officer F.L. Wittington said Pamela Blanton, Shelby, was backing her 2007 Mitsubishi from a driveway at Stowe Acres and struck a parked 2008 Toyota owned by John Markus Wood, 610 E. Ridge St. Property damages were estimated at $1500.

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CEDAR MOUNTAIN James Harold Roper, 75, of Cedar Mountain, passed away on March 29, 2014 after an extended illness. The memor i a l service will be held 3 p . m . Saturd a y , April 5 2014 at Moody Connolly Funeral Home. Chaplain Cynthia Barkley of TRH Hospice will be officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Jimmy was born in Kings Mountain on January 10, 1939. At the age of seventeen, Jimmy joined the Marines. He married Maxine Mull who preceded him in death. He then was hired at the DuPont plant in Brevard, NC, where he was employed for over

thirty years. Jimmy married Barbara Foote on October 16, 1970 and they were married 43 years. Jimmy was blessed to have a long retirement where he enjoyed fishing with his buddy Bill. He enjoyed riding his Harley, watching sports on TV and he was actively involved in American Legion in Brevard. He is survived by his wife Barbara, daughter Dawn Roper McCrary and husband Richard of Penrose, his grandson Jeremy Ryan Roper of Cedar Mountain. Also, daughter Robin Roper Ellis of Penrose; three grandchildren: Carrie and husband Damien Addis, Rachel and husband Jeremy Beach, and Nathan Ellis, all of Penrose. He has three brothers remaining, Paul, Don and Mike, all of Kings Mountain and two sisters Margaret Roper Payne of Kings Mountain and Mildred Roper Shytle of Blacksburg, South Carolina and a sister-in law who has

Gearing up for what’s sure to be a hardfought general election in November, Cleveland County Democrats will gather Saturday, April 5, for the county party’s annual spring convention. The event will take place from 10 a.m. until noon in the auditorium of the County Office Building at 130 S. Post Rd. in Shelby. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. Those attending will include voting delegates elected at recent Dem precinct organization meetings party leaders, elected officials and candidates. As county Democratic chair Nick Carpenter notes, the convention is also open to any local registered Democratic who’s interested, and admission is free. “We invite longtime party supporters and newcomers alike to come and engage with us at the grassroots,’’ he said. The convention business agenda will include party matters such as the election of delegates to the 10th District and state Dem-

ocratic conventions and consideration of resolutions coming forward from precincts and otherwise. The overall program will have two themes. One is hearing from Democratic primary candidates, some firsttimers seeking the party’s nomination April 6 and some with no primary opposition who’ll be looking toward the fall campaign. That campaign and preparing for will be the convention’s other theme -’’making sure we turn up and turn out to select our party’s slate,’’ Carpenter said. The convention will again take a brief break for its lively fund-raising auction of donated baked goods, crafts, plants, and the like. Money raised supports fall campaign activities. More information: or contact the party secretary at phone 704-457-9840 or email

Southern Arts Society will present “I Am Woman,'' the annual art competition and exhibit themed on the feminine and womanhood May 1-June 20 at the Depot Center. This is a judged show with cash prizes and art may be delivered to the the art center at 301 N. Piedmont Avenue on Saturday, April 26, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday, April 27, from 1-5 p.m. The exhibit will be open to the public May 1 through June 209. A public reception and silent auction will be held Saturday, May 10, from 7-9p.m.

The prospectus is available on the website at and also at Southern Arts Society. The entry forms must be filled out by the exhibitor and labels placed on the back of the artwork. All 2-D artwork must be properly wired for hanging. Local artists and businesses will donate items and services to bid on during the reception. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information call Jewel Reavis at 803-448-4578.

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‘The Friday Four’ to be featured at SASI Saturday Southern Arts Society invites the public to an opening reception Saturday, April 5, from 7-9 p.m. featuring “The Friday Four� whose art will feature their first group watercolor exhibit April 1-25 at the Depot, 301 N. Piedmont Avenue. Barbara Davis, Lynn Schilling, Susan Walker and Nancy Valrance are the Fri-

day Four, friends from York County, SC, who were loosely connected until taking a watercolor workshop together in Charlotte a couple years ago. Realizing they were likeminded, they began painting together each Friday at “Arts on Main� in Gastonia. They feel they have each grown and stretched creatively within this group, en-

couraging and helping one another. They began entering local shows and have had several successes from honorable mention to first place. Lynn has followed Barbara's lead, both achieving entry into juried shows all over the country ad garnering coveted awards. They are all delighted in Barbara’s acceptance into the 2012 National Watercolor society annual exhibition with her painting, “Window Dressing.� These creative friends' time together is the highlight of their week and all share the mantra of “don't mess with our Fridays.� Southern Arts Society Members gift shop features fine art, ceramics, woodwork, jewelry and wearable art all made by members and available to the public. Ongoing art and pottery classes and ongoing art exhibits by local and regional artists. Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10- a.m.-4 p.m. and other days by appointment at 704-739-5585.

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Kayla Hornbaker, Chenoa Bean, second place, Arnie Khounmeaunag, and Ethan Anderson, left to right, were state art winners. They are students of Mimi Knight at Kings Mountain Middle School and were sponsored by Kings Mountain Woman's Club. Back row, from left, Johnsie Reavis, Mimi Knight and Tonya Wilson, art chairman for the local Woman’s Club.

Woman’s Club celebrates the arts Kings Mountain Woman's Club brought home numerous awards in recent district and state art contests. Heading the list of winners was Kings Mountain Middle School students who won a state award. The students had previously won Winterfest and District competition. Students who won Winterfest and entered District contests were Ethan Anderson, Chenoa Bean, Sloan Gaultney, Alex Goff, Trey Goins, Kayla Hornbaker, Zeyvion Ingram, Chase Johnson, Amie Khounmeauang, and Aaron Marr and received certificates. Students winning District III and advanced to state completion were Ethan Anderson, Chenoa Bean, Kayla Hornbaker and Zeyvion Ingram and won certificates and monetary awards. Winterfest and District art winners from the Woman's Club were Peggy Baird, Ann Bennett, Sue Litaker, Johnsie Reavis and Tonya Wilson. Club women winning in District III and advancing to state competition were Peggy Baird, Ann Bennett, Sue Litaker and Johnsie Reavis. Woman's Clubbers who

Johnsie Reavis, Peggy Baird, and Tonya Wilson, left to right, show off a quilt entered in the state art competition. won at the General Federation of Women's Club's State Arts Festival at Campbell University were: P eggy Baird, first place in sewing, Swedish Weave and third place in Quilting large by hand; Ann Bennett, who won first place in quilting by hand, small; and Sue Litaker, who won first place in wood burning, third place in literature, counted cross stitch, painting on wood and hook rug. Middle School students worked on art projects under the direction of Mimi Knight. “Students and club women worked very hard and it's an honor to take their art and represent our hometown and district,'' said Tonya

Wilson, art chairman for the Kings Mountain Woman's Club.

Remembering Helen Hendricks – Helen (Mrs.Paul Sr.) Hendricks was remembered as as sweet, Southern lady dedicated to the Kings Mountain Woman's Club, during a eulogy presented by Anne Gamble at the March 24 meeting of the club. Mrs. Hendricks was a Gold Card member for 58 years. Mrs. Gamble said that Mrs. Hendricks will be greatly missed by the club and community.

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Strikeout king Tim Leach to be inducted into Kings Mountain Sports Hall of Fame (Ed. Note â&#x20AC;&#x201C; First in a four-part series on the 2014 Kings Mountain Sports Hall of Fame inductees. The ceremony is Sat., May 3 at 6 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased by Hall of Fame members or at the door). Tim Leach was a two-sport star at Kings Mountain High School from 1978-1980, playing on one of the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bestever football teams in 1979 and one of its best baseball teams in 1980. He is now a successful coach at East Rutherford Middle School, and often wonders what could have been had it not been for a couple of plays his senior year at KMHS. Leach was the starting tight end on Dan Brooksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 1979 Mountaineer football team that featured future NFL star Kevin Mack. The Mountaineers went 8-2 and lost the Southwestern Conference championship game to South Point, 1512. The Red Raiders went on to win the state championship and the coaches in Belmont will still tell you today that Kings Mountain was the best team they played. With the Mountaineers inside the South Point 10-yard line late in the game, Leach was all alone in the end zone. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I waved to (quarterback) Jeff (Cloninger) and he threw the ball. Jeff Williams of South Point came over and knocked it down. I should have came back to the ball and it could have been a different outcome.â&#x20AC;? Leach was All-Southwestern Conference, voted Best Lineman, and was KMHS Co-Male Athlete of the Year along with Mack. During his three-year varsity baseball career, Leach won 27 games but, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the four games he lost that stand out most in his mind. Leach carried a 13-0 record into the opening game of the best-of-three state championship baseball series in the spring of 1980. The Mountaineers played Greene Central in Show Hill, NC. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We went down there on the day of the game,â&#x20AC;? Leach recalls. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a long bus ride. We had to get off the bus, eat and play ball. We were so tired from the ride and some of our starting players got sick from the place we ate barbecue.â&#x20AC;? Greene Central swept the series the next night. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always wondered if we had been at home, or had gone down there the night before, if it would have been different,â&#x20AC;? Leach said. Most baseball fans who have followed the Mountaineers over the long haul would probably agree that Leach ranks right up there with Charlie Ballard (of the 1940s) and Rocky Goforth (of the 1960s) as the top KMHS southpaws of alltime. Leach is quick to give his coaches â&#x20AC;&#x201C; from all levels beginning with little league through his four years at Wingate University â&#x20AC;&#x201C; credit for making him a good athlete. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think back to high school and people like (football coach) Dan Brooks and (baseball coaches) Barry Gibson and Bud Bumgardner. They taught me a lot. Even back to little league, people like Bob Short and my uncles Roy and Danny Whitaker got me off to a good start. I appreciate all the coaches that taught me the game and how to be competitive.â&#x20AC;? All of the coaches were quick to realize where Leach belonged â&#x20AC;&#x201C; on the mound. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Playing for Coach Gibson was really an honor for me,â&#x20AC;? Leach noted. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He was a lefthander, too, so he was always

Former KMHS and Wingate baseball star Tim Leach will be inducted into the Kings Mountain Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday, May 3 at Central United Methodist Church. Leach now teaches P.E. and is head football coach at East Rutherford Middle School. giving me good advice. Bud Bumgardner was the assistant coach, but he knew a lot of baseball and could always cheer you up and have you ready to play.â&#x20AC;? Leach was playing JV baseball at KMHS when Coach Gibson called him up to the varsity early in his sophomore year. His first game on the mound was against South Point, coached by Phil Tate. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I struck out the first eight or nine batters, but they won 3-2,â&#x20AC;? Leach recalled. Leach would go on to strike out a school record 313 batters over his three-year career. Leachâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s junior year, the Mountaineers and East Gaston, coached by KM native Jerry Adams, had an unbelievable battle for the conference championship. The Warriors had an exceptional righthand pitcher, Freddy Petty, and he and Leach hooked up twice with Petty and the Warriors winning by scores of 1-0 and 2-0. The Warriors defeated the Mountaineers in a special playoff for the conference championship and went on to play in the state championship series. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One interesting thing about playing East Gaston was that I had played Babe Ruth ball for Darrell Van Dyke when I was 13 years old,â&#x20AC;? Leach said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That was his first year coaching high school baseball and he was Coach Adamsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; assistant. He took over as head coach the next year. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s some fun memories.â&#x20AC;? Leach credits his pitching success to his teammates who backed him with good defense and hitting. Other members of the team were Terry Chapman, Alan Van Dyke, Tony Boyce, Robert Anderson, Brent Bell, Terry Bullock, Kevin Jones, Todd Blalock, Jeff Cloninger, Scott Shaw, Ricky Chapman, Mike Spears, Eric Dixon, Ricky Proctor, Lyn

Hayes, Mark Schuman and Eric Moore. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had a great group of guys,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We meshed really well and everybody always put their best foot forward. Coach Gibson was a stickler. He was â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;old schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; every day. He and Bud Bumgardner did an excellent job of bringing us together.â&#x20AC;? With all of the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s accomplishments during its run to the state championship series, a regular season game with Burns is probably one of Leachâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most memorable. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I struck out 19 and it was a seven-inning game,â&#x20AC;? he recalled. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were down 2-1 going into the seventh. I got a double to score the tying run and we ended up winning it.â&#x20AC;? Leach went on to play four years at Wingate, where he compiled a 15-12 career record despite battling arm trouble all four years. Tommy John surgery â&#x20AC;&#x201C; which both of his pitching sons, Tyler and Ryan, had to undergo in recent years â&#x20AC;&#x201C; wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t an option then. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I went 3-2 my freshman year and the arm trouble carried over my sophomore year,â&#x20AC;? he recalled. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I went 5-0 but it was because we had such a good team that put up a lot of runs. My junior year Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d usually pitch about half the game. My senior year I was basically starting and trying to keep the team in the game. I went 3-2 but had five no decisions. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My velocity was not there anymore,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just pitched through the pain. I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to let them know I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t pitch.â&#x20AC;? Leach may have set one record in college. His junior year, he was the losing and winning pitcher in both games of a doubleheader. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I started the first game and lost it,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I came out after an inning. Then, Coach Ron Christopher started me again in the second game and I won 6-3. I had never pitched in a doubleheader and lost one game and won the second.â&#x20AC;? After college, Leach taught and coached football and baseball at York-Chester Junior High in Gastonia, and later assisted Jerry Carpenter in baseball at Ashbrook High School. He taught P.E. for many years at West Elementary in Kings Mountain. During that time, he and David Ray Robinson coached AAU teams and took them to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We felt good about that,â&#x20AC;? Leach said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of the kids would never have had the chance to go there. They got to see major league games at Yankee Stadium, Baltimore and Toronto. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something they will always remember.â&#x20AC;? For the past eight years, Leach has taught and coached at East Rutherford Middle. He is the head football coach and previously served seven years as the head baseball coach. He had a 53-23 record in baseball, but gave it up last November. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m 52 years old, and throwing to 17 batters every day in practice I just didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know how long I keep going,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It adds up. I felt like I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t keep throwing the way I needed to.â&#x20AC;? Leachâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s football teams have a .500 record. Much like Kings Mountain, Forest Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s population has suffered in recent years due to textile mills closing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But I really enjoy coaching football,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fun to compete.â&#x20AC;? Going into the Hall of Fame as an individual after going in with the 1980 team three years ago will be very special, Leach says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am very excited and honored,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I played with a lot of guys that were really good in football and baseball. I appreciate all my teammates and coaches.â&#x20AC;?

Left, Tim Leach fires a pitch during a game at Wingate University in the 1980s. Right, Leach talks strategy with his catcher at Wingate.

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Touchdown Club golf tourney May 2 at KM Country Club The seventh annual Kings Mountain Touchdown Club golf tournament will be played Friday, May 2 at Kings Mountain Country Club. The format is four-person captainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s choice and begins with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. The field is limited to the first 30 registered teams. The cost is $70 per player and includes one mulligan per player, one red tee per player, and one string per team (hole 15). Prizes will be presented to the closest to the pin winners on the four par 3 holes, and longest drive for men, women and seniors on hole two. The teams will be flighted at the end of the

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

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Wednesday, April 2 4 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Middle school track, Cleveland County meet at Burns. 2 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; High school golf, Cleveland County match at Cleveland Country Club. Thursday, April 3 4 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Middle school soccer, Kings Mountain at Burns. 4 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; High school track, Cleveland County meet at Kings Mountain. 4 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Middle school baseball, Kings Mountain at Burns. 4 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Middle school tennis, Kings Mountain at Chase. 4:30 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; High school baseball, Kings Mountain at East Rutherford (JV/V DH). 4:30 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; High school softball, Kings Mountain at East Rutherford. Friday, April 4 4 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; High school tennis Kings Mountain at East Rutherford. 5 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; High school soccer, Kings Mountain at East Rutherford (JV/V DH). Monday, April 7

2 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; High school golf, Kings Mountain, Burns and Crest at Riverbend. 4 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Middle school baseball, TriCounty playoffs begin (site TBD). 4 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Middle school tennis, Kings Mountain at East Rutherford. 4 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Middle school soccer playoffs begin (site TBD). Tuesday, April 8 4 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; High school tennis, Burns at Kings Mountain. 4:30 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; High school baseball, Burns at Kings Mountain (JV/V). 5 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; High school soccer, Burns at Kings Mountain (JV/V) 6 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; High school softball, Burns at Kings Mountain. Wednesday, April 9 1 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Middle School track, Tri-County meet at Crest. 4 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; High school track, Kings Mountain at Shelby Invitational (boys only). 6 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; High school softball, Kings Mountain at Ashbrook

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Patriots defeat Shelby

Kings Mountain’s Collin Franks goes from first to third on a Lincolnton error in last week’s game at the KMMS field.

Pats split with East Lincoln, beat Lincolnton last week Kings Mountain Middle’s baseball team split a doubleheader with East Lincoln and defeated Lincolnton in East Division games last week. The Patriots dropped the first game at East 4-3 but came back to win the second 11-1 on the mercy rule. The first game was scoreless for three innings until KM scored three in the top of the fourth. David Bell started the inning with a double, and Collin Franks walked. Daniel Bagwell’s gapper to left scored both runners. After Alec Bell walked, Bagwell scored on a double steal. East responded with two runs in the bottom of the fourth to trim the margin to 3-2 going into the last inning. East scored two in the bottom of the fifth for the win. Bagwell pitched all five innings for KM. He gave up five hits and struck out seven. Bell and Bagwell led the hitting with two hits each. In the second game, Josh Ledford went

all three innings and pitched a no-hitter. He walked two and fanned four. KM scored three runs in the first, five in the second and three in the third to close out the game on the 10-run rule. EL came up with its only run in the top of the third. Ledford went 3-for-3, John Harris 2-for2, David Bell 2-for-3 and Bagwell 2-for-2 to lead the KM attack. Alex Goff, Collin Franks and KC Champion had a hit each. Lincolnton took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first, but the Patriots were in control the rest of the way in Thursday’s 14-3 victory. KM batted around in the third inning, scoring six runs. Daniel Bagwell handled the pitching duties, scatterring eight hits and fanning nine. David Bell led the hitting with 3-for-3. Alex Goff and John Harris added two hits each. Others getting hits were Josh Ledford, Alec Bell, Collin Franks, John Melton, Chase Johnson and Thomas Harrison.

Kings Mountain Middle School defeated Shelby 7-2 last week in a non-division Tri-County game. Alex Goff pitched the first two innings giving up no runs and two hits while striking out four. Seth Kennedy pitched two innings, giving up two runs on three errors and two hits. He struck out three and walked one. Pitching the fifth and sixth innings was Haddon Pruett, who gave up no runs and fanned two; and pitching the last inning was Alec Bell who gave up non runs, one hit and fanned two. KM took a 5-0 lead through three innings and Shelby struck for two runs in the fourth KM responded in the bottom of the fourth with two more runs. Leading the KM 14 hit plate attack were John Harris and Josh Ledford with two hits each. Getting one hit were Goff, David Bell, Daniel Bagwell, John Melton, Thomas Harrison, Collin Franks, Kennedy, Chase Johnson, Matt Turner, and KC Champion.

Kings Mountain Middle School pitcher Daniel Bagwell went the distance and struck out nine batters as the Patriots defeated Lincolnton in a Tri-County Conference Easterm Division game last week. Kings Mountain will face either R-S Central or Crest in the Tri-County championship playoffs next week.

Kings Mountain’s Alec Bell rounds second and heads to third on a hit by a teammate in last week’s Tri-County Conference win over Lincolnton at Lancastr Field #2.

Patriots shutout by North Lincoln Kings Mountain Middle fell to North Lincoln 5-0 Monday. Daniel Bagwell pitched three innings, giving up five runs and six his. Seth Kennedy pitched the lasted four innings, giving up three

hits. KM left 11 runners stranded. Alex Goff led the hitting with three hits. Getting one hit each were Kennedy, Collin Franks, Alec Bell, John Melton and John Har-

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STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND File No: 14 SP 10 NOTICE OF SALE TAKE NOTICE THAT: William Richard Boyd, Jr., Substitute Trustee, has begun proceedings to FORECLOSE under the Deed of Trust described below, and under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in such Deed of Trust, and an Order entered by the Clerk of Superior Court of the above County, will sell the below described property at public auction as follows: (1) The instrument pursuant to which such sale will be held is that certain Deed of Trust executed by Trebor Real Estate, LLC, original mortgagor, and recorded in the Office of the Clevland County Register of Deeds in Deed of Trust Book 1464, at Page 1007. The record owner of such property, as reflected on the records of the Register of Deeds not more than ten (10) days prior to posting this Notice of Sale, if not the original mortgagors, is: N/A (2) The property will be sold by the Substitute Trustee at 2:00 p.m. on the 11th day of April, 2014 at the Cleveland County Courthouse door in the City of Shelby, North Carolina. (3) The real property to be sold is generally described as Lot 12 & 13 McFarland Drive and 204 James Love School Road, Shelby, North Carolina 28150* and is more particularly described as follows: Being all of that property described in that certain Deed of Trust recorded in Book 1464, at Page 1007 of the Cleveland County, North Carolina Registry. Any property described in the Deed of Trust which is not being offered for sale is described as follows: Subject to any and all Release Deeds of Record in the Cleveland County, North Carolina Registry. *The general description of the property is provided for convenience but is not guaranteed; the legal description in the Deed of Trust controls. (4) Any buildings located on the above-described property are also included in the sale. (5) The property will be sold by the Substitute Trustee to the highest bidder for CASH. The highest bidder will be required to de-

posit IN CASH with the Substitute Trustee at the date and time of the sale the greater of five percent (5.0%) of the amount of the bid or Seven Hundred Fifty and no/100 Dollars ($750.00). (6) All bidders bid for the property AS IS on the date of sale. Absolutely no warranties are made as to the condition, value or title of the property. While the Substitute Trustee believes the title to be good, all bidders are advised that they should obtain independent counsel to examine record title as the property is sold subject to prior record interests. The Noteholder has reserved the right to withdraw the sale up to and until the Deed is delivered by the Substitute Trustee. (7) The property will be sold subject to all unpaid taxes and special assessments. (8) The property being sold is all of that property described in the Deed of Trust except as specifically set forth above. It is the intention to extinguish any and all rights or interests in the property subordinate to the Deed of Trust. (9) Additional Notice Where the Real Property is Residential with Less Than 15 Rental Units: An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the Clerk of Superior Court of the County in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the Notice of Sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a bona fide lease or tenancy may have additional rights pursuant to Public Law 111-22: Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act of 2009. THIS the 11th day of March, 2014. William Richard Boyd, Jr. Substitute Trustee 474 Mountain Cove Road Waynesville, NC 28786 Phone: 828-646-7308 KMH 3592 (4/02 & 09/2014)

Love’s Fish Box at 7 am. Boy’s clothes (size 5-6), toys, lots of miscellaneous items. Kings Mountain Women’s Club will hold an indoor Attic Sale on Saturday, April 5th , rain or shine. Many ven-

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Legals CITY OF KINGS MOUNTAIN NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PLANNING AND ZONNING BOARD MEETING TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014 – 5:30 PM CITY COUNCIL MEETING , TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 2014– 6:00 PM CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL CASE NO. CUR-1-2-14 Various parties having an interest in the Eagles Gate PUD are requesting a rezoning of property located in Eagles Gate from CUR-6 PUD to CUR-6 PUD (amending the conditional use permit site plan).

The property is also known as parcel CA14 (portion) and is owned by Eagles Gate Homeowners Association Inc.. A list of uses permitted in the application itself may be obtained at the Planning Department or you may call 704-734-4595 for additional information. You are welcome to attend the Planning and Zoning Board meeting on April 8, 2014 and the City Council meeting on April 29, 2014 at 6:00 pm to express your opinion on the applications. KMH3591 (4/02/2014)

NORTH CAROLINA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK CLEVELAND COUNTY 11 SP 455 WATAUGA COUNTY: 11 SP 201 IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF THE DEED OF TRUST OF LINDA LEE ROBINSON and husband, REGINALD S. WALLACE, Mortgagors to C. ANDREW NEISLER, JR., Trustee; WESLEY L. DEATON, Substitute Trustee, BY INSTRUMENTS recorded in (1) BOOK 1620, PAGE 322 (Cleveland County) (2) BOOK 1585, PAGE 527 (Watauga County) FIRST NATIONAL BANK, Mortgagee. (1) Dated June 29, 2010, recorded in Book 1598 at Page 1616 (Cleveland County) Securing the original amount of $362,300.00 (2) Dated June 29, 2010, recorded in Book 1517, at Page 423 (Watauga County) Securing the original amount of $362,300.00 AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE (CLEVELAND COUNTY) FIRST CAROLINA HOLDINGS, LLC, CURRENT OWNER Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Linda Lee Robinson and Reginald S. Wallace, described above, in the Cleveland County Public Registry; default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness thereby secured and the said Deed of Trust being by the terms thereof subject to foreclosure; and the holder of the indebtedness thereby secured having demanded a foreclosure thereof for the purpose of satisfying said indebtedness; and under and by virtue of an order entered in the within entitled and numbered action by the Clerk of Superior Court of Cleveland County, North Carolina on the 7th day of December, 2011, 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 17th day of April, 2014, 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: See Exhibit “A” attached hereto THIS PROPERTY HAS THE ADDRESS OF: Parcel #12142 on Patterson Rd., Kings Mountain 16.306 acres 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. §45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the Clerk of Superior Court of the County in which the property is sold.

Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of any such rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement to the effective date of the termination. This the 7th day of March, 2014. By: /s/ Wesley L. Deaton, Substitute Trustee P.O. Box 2459 , Denver, NC 28037 (704) 489-2491 EXHIBIT “A” Tract One: BEGINNING at a magnetic nail in the centerline of Patterson Road (NCSR 2034) and said beginning point being located 1.9 feet East of a railroad spike, and being located North 03-53-26 East 30.91 feet to a rebar on the property line, which rebar is located in the Eastern property line of Sarah L. McCraney (Deed Book 1168, Page 1663) and proceeding thence from said beginning point along the centerline of Patterson Road the following six calls and distances: North 80-00-03 East 787.89 feet to a point; thence North 8021-28 East 87.67 feet to a point; thence North 82-29-47 East 99.99 feet to a point, thence South 89-52-09 East 100.05 feet to a point; thence South 76-56-11 East 100.03 feet to a point; thence South 61-12-27 East 102.26 feet to a nail 1.5 feet North of the centerline of Patterson Road, which nail is located South 05-19-38 West 154.97 feet from an existing iron, and which nail is also located South 48-58-44 West 1244.86 feet and which NCGS monument “SOAK” Y=169, 868.815MX=394, 897.535MCF=0.9998299, and which NCGS monument “SOAK” is located South 76-52-44 East 2761.96 feet from NCGS “SPECTRUM”, and which magnetic nail 1.5 feet north of the centerline of Patterson Road is also located North 54-26-37 West 1047.70 feet from a magnetic nail in the intersection of Oak Grove Road and Patterson Road; thence leaving Patterson Road and proceeding along the common property line of Phillip W. Witherspoon (Deed Books 11-S at Page 567 and 980 at Page 787) and crossing a rebar at 36.81 feet South 05-1408 West a total distance of 218.64 feet to an iron 0.45 feet from a concrete monument; thence with the Northern line of Witherspoon and thence with the Northern line of Kings Mountain Properties, LLC (Deed Book 1496 at Page 1493) South 64-20-39 West 789.73 feet to a stone; thence further with Kings Mountain Properties South 64-18-51 West 639.45 feet to a rebar in the Eastern property line of Sarah L. McCraney; thence proceeding with Sarah L.McCraney’s Eastern property line North 03-53-26 East 750.17 feet to a rebar; thence North 03-53-26 East 30.91 feet to the point of BEGINNING, containing 16.306 acres pursuant to a survey by Bankhead Surveying, P.A., registered surveyors, dated July 17, 2006 and September 20, 2007. The above described property is subject to a 15 foot wide sewer line easement across said property as conveyed to the City of Kings Mountain in Deed Book 13-X at Page 489 of the Cleveland County Registry. KMH3593 (4/02/14 & 4/09/14)



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JVs win, varsity falls to Trojans in SMAC twinbill Kings Mountainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mountaineers split a JV/varsity doubleheader with Chase Tuesday night at Lancaster Field, with the JVs winning 9-2 and the varsity losing 7-4. Brand o n Bellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s two-run home run in the bottom of the first BRANDON BELL inning put the varsity on top early, but the Trojans rode the pitching and hitting of Josh Eppley to hand the Mountaineers their sixth loss in nine games. Eppley went the distance on the mound and also

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clubbed a three-run home run to put the Trojans on top 3-2. KM was able to tie the game on a bases-loaded walk to Cameron Bullock in the fourth but three unearned runs in the fifth put the visitors on top for good. KMâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s final run came on Logan Stevensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; RBI single in the bottom of the fifth. The JV Mountaineers scored seven runs in the bottom of the fifth to post their sixth victory in seven SMAC games in the opener. John Bell had a single and double in two official atbats to lead the KM offense. Palmer Davis added a tworun single. Madisyn Bolin went the distance on the mound, scattering four hits and striking out two.


KMHS softball defeats Chase

Golfers second to Crest again

Kings Mountain Highâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s softball team ran its record to 6-1 in the SMAC and 8-1 overall Tuesday with a 106 win o v e r Chase at Lancaster Field #3. Emily Hester went the HESTER distance o t h e mound, scattering nine hits and fanning two. Hester also went 3-for-3 with four RBIs, including a two-run home run. Ashton Withers went 3for-4 with three RBIs. Molly Short was 2-for-4 with an RBI and Leah Herndon and Mikeala Bell were both 2for-4 with a double apiece.

Kings Mountain finished second to Crest in a SMAC 3A golf match Monday at Kings Mountain Country Club. Crest shot 336 to 346 for KM and 385 for Burns. Cy Lowery of Crest was medalist with an 80. Isaac Powell of Crest shot 84. KM was led by Carson Bailey with 83 and Miles Robinson with 85. Burns was paced by Delance Burton with 89 and Austin Clark with 92.

KMHS golfers second to Crest Kings Mountain Highâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s golf team finished second to Crest in a SMAC 3A match last week at Kings Mountain Country Club. The Chargers shot 164 to KMâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 175 and Burnsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 198. Carson Bailey led the Mountaineers with a 41. Dawson Adams and Miles Robinson each shot 42. Cy Lowery of Crest was medalist with a 38. Isaac Powell shot 41 and Patrick Newcomb 42. Delance Burton led Burns with a 48. Austin Clark and Sam Bomer had 49s.

KM Middle kickers beat EL Kings Mountain Middle Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s girls soccer team defeated East Lincoln 6-1 last week. Cassidy Calhoun and Georgia Moss led the KM offense. Defensive standouts were Lauren Campbell and Raegan Buchanan.

Middle School tennis wins 9-0 Kings Mounain Middleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tennis team defeated Burns 9-0 last week. Singles - Skeith d Thompson 8-2; Belcher d Gardner 8-1; Randall d McKee 8-1; M Johnson d Mosteller 8-1; K Johnson d Goins 8-2; Deaton d Carpenter 8-1. Doubles - Belcher/ Deaton d MaCabe/Moery 80; Hunt/Corn d Martin/Warren 8-2; Baker/Guy d Blanton/Sterns 8-5. Winning exhibitions for KM were Rochford and Ayscue.

KMMS tennis beats R-S 6-3 Kings Mountain defeated R-S Central 6-3. Singles - Kersey d KM Skeith 8-2; Poteat d KM Belcher 8-3; KM Randall d Hudson 8-1; KM MJohnson d Mattox 8-4; KM KJohnson d Wilson 8-0; KM Deaton d Scofield 8-3. Doubles - Kersey/Hudson d KM Belcher/MJohnson 8-0; KM Randall/Deaton d Poteat/Mattox 8-2; KM Hunt/Corn d Wilson/Scofield 8-2. Winnning Exhibitions for KM were Rochford/Ayscue/KJohnson

Betzaira Saenz, left photo, and Brittany Poeng, right photo, compete in the long jump for Kings Mountain High in last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s track and field meet at John Gamble Stadium.

KMHS womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s track team runs regular season winning streak to 73 Kings Mountain Highâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s girls track team kept its three-year regular season unbeaten string intact Thursday at Gamble Stadium with a victory over Forestview, Crest and South Point. Coach Hailey Spearmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ladies accumulated l95.5 points. Forestview had 64.5, Crest 60 and South Point 51. Kings Mountain has beaten 73 regular season opponents since the 2012 season. Emily Harris won the discus (92â&#x20AC;&#x2122;1â&#x20AC;?) and Sharda Whiteside the shot put (30â&#x20AC;&#x2122;1â&#x20AC;?). Sarah Scism won the triple jump (31â&#x20AC;&#x2122;6â&#x20AC;?), Jaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Myiah Pressley won the 110m hurdles (19.47) and Sarah Bradshaw won the 400m dash (1:07.75 ). KM also won the 4x400 and 4x800 relays. Kings Mountainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s boys finished third out of the four teams. Forestview was first

Kings Mountainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Erica Carpenter (center) competes in the hurdles in last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s track meet at John Gamble Stadium. with 106 points, Crest had 78.5, KM 57 and South Pont 32.5. Winning for the Moun-

Mikayla Priceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s goal with just over four minutes remaining lifted Kings Mountain over Crest 1-0 in a big SMAC soccer game Monday night at John Gamble Stadium. Katy Robinson had the assist. Ashley Rhom had the shutout in goal. All of the Lady Mountaineers had a great game on defense, including Johnna Scism, MC Dellinger, Maddie Skeith and Kimberlee Farris. Kings Mountain shutout Chase 6-0 last Tuesday at John Gamble Stadium. Ashley Rhom had the shutout in goal. Sara Smart had two assists and Mikayla Price, Kimberlee Farris and Maddie Skeith had one each. Virginia Dellinger had two goals and Lauren Gould, Mary Asgari, Katy Robinson and Johnna Scism added one apiece.

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CLUB MEETINGS AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY meets the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. at the American Legion Post 155, E. Gold Street. DOUGH MAKERS INVESTMENT CLUB â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Dough Makers Investment Club (for women) usually meets every third Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at the Edward Jones Office at 307 B East King Street. For information, please contact the Edward Jones Office at 704-739-0997 or Esther Plonk, President 704-739-1917. KINGS MOUNTAIN ROTARY CLUB Every Thursday, noon, at the Patrick Senior Center, 909 E. King St. SOUTHERN ARTS SOCIETY â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 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. KINGS MOUNTAIN WOMANâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S CLUB â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Meets the 4th Monday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Kings Mountain Womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Club, E. Mountain St. EXECUTIVE BOARD FOR KINGS MOUNTAIN WOMANâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S CLUBâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Meets the 2nd Monday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Kings Mountain Womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Club, E. Mountain St. MILITARY SUPPORT GROUP â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Meets every fourth Thursday of every month at Central United Methodist Church. VFW POST 9811, Kings Mountain/Cherryville meets the second Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. IN COUNTRY VIETNAM VETERANS breakfast group â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Meets the 2nd Monday of every month, 9 a.m., at Mountain View Restaurant in Kings Mountain. Contact Steve Brown at 704-739-2725 for more information. KM KIWANIS CLUB â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Meets each Thursday at 6:30 p.m. for dinner in the Community Room (lower level) at the Mauney Memorial Library, S. Piedmont Ave. KM LIONS CLUBâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month at 6:30 p.m. at Linwood Restaurant, 805 Cleveland Ave. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS: Kings Mountainâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Christ the King Catholic Church, 714 Stone St., 6:30 p.m., meets 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. Contact: Mary (704) 482-8690. You may also call the Reach Line & Information at (704) 319-1625, or go to The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop eating compulsively. There are no dues or fees for membership. The groups are self-supporting. POSITIVE ATTITUDES WALKING CLUB - There is an open invitation to all Kings Mountain ladies to join the Positive Attitudes Walking Club. The club members walk in various downtown areas of Kings

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Mountain during lunch hours. An inspirational devotion is provided. For more information call 704-472-4403. COLONEL FREDERICK HAMBRIGHT CHAPTER Daughters of the American Revolution meets monthly for programs. Any woman 18 years or older who can prove lineal, bloodline descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence is eligible to join the DAR. For more information on membership or attending our meeting, please contact Loretta Cozart at 704-241-2218.

PATRICK SENIOR CENTER BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Meets the third Wednesday of the month from 10â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 11:30 a.m. in the Craft Room, sponsored by Gentiva. S.H.O.P. Program to assist the needy in our community. Items to donate in March are saltine crackers and jelly; cooking oil for April. BACKPACK PROJECT â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Please bring in non-perishable food items for our backpack project. These backpacks go to students who need a little extra food over the weekend. Suggested items are: individual cereal packs (can be eaten without milk), Pop Tarts, individual prepared dinners (mac & cheese, spaghetti, etc.), fruit cups, applesauce, pudding cups, Beenie Weenies, peanut butter, juice boxes, crackers or cookies. FREE COMPUTER CLASSES taught by Pat Bolte are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the H. Lawrence Patrick Senior Center. Emphasis is on individual attention. TAI CHI CLASS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Tuesdays and Thursdays 2-3 p.m. in Conference Room I. Andrew Baker is instructor of Tai Chi 4 Health & Balance and a donation of $3 per person is requested. Rotating exercises, health lessons, and surprise extras keep it fresh. All donations will go toward purchase of DVDs for the class. NEW BEGINNER LINE DANCES Beginners Line Dance classes are taught by Archie Cherpak each Wednesday from 12:30 p.m. at the Patrick Center. DUTCH LUNCH BUNCH â&#x20AC;&#x201C; If you like to eat and want to laugh and enjoy the company of others, join the Dutch Lunch Bunch open to any senior 55 and older. $1 fee for transportation to a restaurant. LUNCH BUNCH will travel April 9 to Ole Carolina BBQ in Gastonia and the bus departs at 11 a.m. Cost of trip is $1 each. Sign up early at the Center. SENIOR GAME Opening ceremonies are April 7 at 9 a.m. at Spangler Stadium at Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs. Closing awards ceremony is at Car-

illon Assisted Living, 1550 Charles Road, Shelby, on April 17 at 11:30 a.m. HESTER HAYNES offers personal care services (manicures and pedicures) on Wednesdays April 7 and 23 by appointment. SUPPORT GROUPS AT PATRICK CENTER- First Tuesdays 5:30 p.m. Evening Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Support Group, Neisler Life Enrichment Center, Kings Mountain; first Wednesdays at 10 a.m. depression support group, Patrick Center; second Tuesdays 5:30 p.m. Evening Dementia support group, Life Enrichment Center, Shelby; fourth Tuesdays 6 p.m. Parkinsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Support Group, Life Enrichment Center, Shelby; last Mondays at 2 p.m. diabetic support and education, Patrick Senior Center. CITY OF KINGS MOUNTAIN SPECIAL EVENTS - Firehouse Cook-off April 18 and 19 at the walking track; Easter Egg Hunt April 19; Over the Mountain Triathlon May 17; Memorial Day observance May 26. ENTREPRENEUR EXPO â&#x20AC;&#x201C; April 30, 1:30-5:30 p.m. at the LeGrand Center on the campus of Cleveland Community College. Entry forms can be found at

HOSPICE The Hospice Store - Located at 323 E. Marion Street beside Dollar General near Uptown Shelby. Please call Angela Jones at 704-751-3530 if you have items to donate or for volunteer opportunities. Store Hours: Wednesday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. REFLECTIONS SUPPORT GROUP â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Tuesday, April 1, 8, 15, 5:30-7 p.m. Hospice Cleveland County Administration Building. Call 704-487-4577 extension 162 to register. Make every effort to attend all six sessions of this grief-sharing group. HOSPICE CHICKEN DINNER FUNDRAISER â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Friday, April 4, from 3-7 p.m. at Hospice Cleveland County Administration building - ½ chicken, slaw, pickles, baked beans, rolls, dessert for $10 plate. Drive through only. Free business delivery for orders of 10 or more available for advanced purchased. Chicken prepared by Doug Fortenberry. Tickets may be purchased at the Hospice Administration Building, the Hospice Store or by calling 704-487-4677 p.m. KINGS MOUNTAIN GATEWAY TRAILS, Inc., 807 Battleground Ave., ½ mile from downtown Kings Mountain, 704739-4755 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; in celebration of being designated a National Recreation Trail August 2013. APRIL 26: 9 a.m.-10 a.m. Walk with a Doc at Gateway Trail. MAY 24: 9 a.m.-10 a.m. Walk with a Doc at Gateway Trail.

KINGS MOUNTAIN HISTORICAL MUSEUM FEB. 1-MAY 24- Common Threads: Kings Mountainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Textile Heritage from Prehistory to Today. This exhibit celebrates the rich history of Kings Mountain and the surrounding area. Hands-on activities to help children and adults better understand textile technologies and their importance to society â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a common thread in Kings Mountainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s culture from prehistory to today. Common Threads is proudly sponsored by J.E.Herndon Company, Neisler Brothers, Inc., Patrick Yarn Mils, Inc. and Specialty Textiles, Inc. TEXTILE DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM. Saturday, April 5, 12 to 3 p.m. Textile artists and historians will be demonstrating techniques such as processing flax into linen, spinning, weaving, cordage making and twining. Plenty of hands-on learning activities for visitors of all ages. EARTH DAY CELEBRATION. Tuesday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn about some of the amazing green activities Kings Mountain businesses are up to. Explore the many â&#x20AC;&#x153;reduce, reuse and recycleâ&#x20AC;? themes in the current exhibit Common Threads: Kings Mountainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Textile Heritage from Prehistory to Today. The Kings Mountain Historical Museum is free and open Tuesdays-Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 100 E. Mountain Street in Kings Mountain. Adria L. Focht, and Director and Curator.

Kings Mountain Arts Center 301 N. Piedmont Ave. Gift Shop also featuring fine art, ceramics, woodwork, jewelry and wearable art. Ongoing â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Offering art and pottery classes, and ongoing art exhibits by local and regional artists. Hours: Tuesday through Friday 10 am.-4 pm; or by appointment contact 704-739-5585 or 704739-2056. March 4-29: Doug Knotts Solo Show; Anthropomorphic Beings & Ritual Objects. April 1-25: Barbara Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neal Davis Group Show, Reception Saturday, April 5 from 7-9 p.m. The Friday Four: Barbara Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neal Davis, Lynn Schilling, Susan Walker and Nancy Valrance. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I AM WOMANâ&#x20AC;? art competition and exhibit May 1-June 20. Art may be delivered to Southern Arts Society at the Depot on Saturday, April 26 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday, April 27, from 1-5 p.m. Public reception and silent auction Saturday, May 10, from 7-9 p.m.

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

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Staff Sergeant Semra Leary of the N.C. Army National Guard talks to students at Kings Mountain Middle School’s annual Career Day on Thursday. Elizabeth Ruppe and Katrina Cochran, emergency room nurses from the Cleveland Regional Medical Center, check the vitals of eighth grader John Harris.

Career Day at KMMS Eighth graders at the Kings Mountain Middle School last week got to meet doctors, lawyers, engineers and even a school superintendent at its Career Day. “The whole idea is that it allows students to be exposed to various people from the real world,” said Ruth Bell, an 8th grade math teacher at the school who organizes Career Day every year. “They

Eighth grader Jackson Cloninger helps Dr. Theresa Taylor of the Cherryville Animal Hospital give a patient a check-up at Kings Mountain Middle School’s Career Day on Thursday.

Entrepreneur workshop set at CCC An Entrepreneur Expo will be held April 30 from 1:30-5:30 p.m. at the LeGrand Center on the campus of Cleveland Community College.

Dietitian to present program at Shelby LEC Registered Dietitian Amy Townsend will discuss how foods can fit in a diet with moderation at the Shelby

Life Enrichment Center on Tuesday, April 15, from 5:30-7 p.m. A free sitter service is

available for individuals with dementia with reservations to 704-484-0405 by April 9.

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area high schools will be on the CCC campus to explore career options. This year's Career Day is undergoing a redesign to better provide students the opportunity to explore career that are connected to their career clusters as presented in high school. Students have nearly 50 different careers to

choose from including business management, education, journalism, music, real estate, and trucking. Students have the opportunity to ask questions of each presenter. The first session begins at 9 a.m. and the final session concludes at 11:30 a.m.

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hear about people in the community first got interested in their current jobs and how they went about acquiring the education and training to land a job in their chosen field. The kids learned that for many jobs, education never ends. “For so many careers, there’s constant on the job training,” Bell said.”

Career Day set at CCC Cleveland Community College will host the annual Career Day event on Tuesday, April 8. The event is co-sponsored by Burns, Crest, Kings Mountain, Shelby, and Cleveland Early College High Schools. Approximately 2,000 juniors and seniors from

INDUCTION – The Cleveland Community College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society held its annual induction ceremony March 19. Inductees and officers pictured, from left, Lisa Porter, President Anna Marie Vagnozzi; Vice President Kristi MacDougal. Second row, from left, Charlotte Russ, Tina Hinojosa, David McCracken; third row, from left, Mary Absher, Lori Bowman, Yvette Whitley; back row, from left, Michelle Threewits, Cole Thompson, Erin Sarratt. Not pictured; Nathaniel Dedominicis, Casey Gallarini,, Kaitlynn Krieger, Anna Lineberger, Dylan McMurry, Michelle Miller, Linda Payne, Kayla Ramey, Sandra Rich, Kenyetta Ross and Valerie Scruggs.

get a chance to see how education impacted (these professionals’) career paths.” The school played host to 31 professionals, including human resource directors, a hair stylist, a veterinarian and a pharmacist. The visitors rotated through the classrooms, splitting the usual one-hour class time into two 30-minute segments where students could

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Big, little, bare or fuzzy, all caterpillars have the same body parts.

english language for centuries. The word was buterfleoge in Old English, which means butterfly in our English twoday.

Different caterpillars will become different moths or butterflies. Do the math problems on each caterpillar, butterfly and moth. The matching answers will show you what kind of butterfly or moth each caterpillar will become.

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A newly hatched caterpillar is about 1 millimeter long. In a couple of months most will be about 2 centimeters long. This is about a 2,000 percent increase in length. If you grew 2,000 percent, how tall would you be?

One of the biggest of all caterpillars is the hickory horned devil. To find out how big it is, count all of the on todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s page. inches

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4. The old skin splits down the back and the caterpillar crawls out with a new, looser skin. This is called molting.

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1. The adult moth or butterfly lays eggs.

5. After it molts 3 to 5 times, the caterpillar attaches to a twig or other surface and changes into a pupa.

2. Once a caterpillar hatches, it needs to eat to grow. So it eats and eats and eats. 3. When you grow, your skin grows with you. But when a caterpillar grows, its skin gets tighter and tighter until it no longer fits.

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Why do you think butterflies are called butterflies? Standards Link: Language Arts: Use nouns, adjectives and verbs correctly.

6. Inside the pupal case, the larva changes into a moth or a butterfly.

Standards Link: Life Science: Students know sequential stages of life cycles are different for different animals.

Find the words in the puzzle. Then look for each word in this weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kid Scoop stories and activities.

hile out eating, which is most of the time, caterpillars are easy prey for birds and other predators. Nature has given caterpillars some built-in protection. Some have alarming-looking body parts, such as the fierce red horns of the hickory horned devil. Some have a foul odor and others have spines that sting.

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Find the differences between the caterpillar and its reflection.

The shark is a mighty predator of the oceans.

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Try to use the word predator in a sentence today when talking with your friends and family members.

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WELCOME TO KINGS MOUNTAIN – The city's seven councilmen welcomed NTE Energy President Shortridge to Kings Mountain at the announcement of plans for a $450 million plus energy center to be built off Dixon School Road at I-85, beginning in mid-2015. From left, Howard Shipp, Rick Moore, Rodney Gordon, Tommy Hawkins, Keith Miller, President Shortridge, mayor pro tem Mike Butler and Curtis Pressley.

ENERGY SERVICES DIRECTOR Nick Hendricks, left, mayor pro tem Mike Butler, councilman Tommy Hawkins, pointing on the map the location of the proposed Kings Mountain Energy Center, and councilman Keith Miller at the recent industrial announcement. Photos by Lib Stewart

HOSPICE ACCREDITATION– Hospice Cleveland County has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s joint standards for health care quality and safety in home care. The unannounced on-site survey was done in March. From left, Jenny Sharp, VP of Quality for Hospice Cleveland County, presenting Myra McGinnis, Hospice, Cleveland County CEO, with a gift at the March staff meeting/Joint Commission Celebration featuring the cutting of a big celebration cake. Photo contributed

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Gospel at the Joy April 12


Saturday April 12 â&#x20AC;˘ 7pm â&#x20AC;˘ Darin & Brooke Aldridge Quartet â&#x20AC;˘ Men Standing for Christ â&#x20AC;˘ 13:13 Worship Band The Darin & Brooke Aldridge Quartet will highlight the Saturday night event!

Men Standing for Christ, above, and the 13:13 Worship Band (at right) will perform during Saturday nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event.

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The Green Banana Project... Instilling and Restoring HOPE that things will look better when those bananas are ripe!

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