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Welcome Home ... at last photos by ELLIS NOELL

Kelsey Broyles, one of last year’s finders of the golden egg.

City Easter Egg Hunt Saturday The City of Kings Mountain will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 7, at the children's playground at the Kings Mountain Family YMCA on Cleveland Avenue. Activities will include a petting zoo, games, storytelling and activities for the children. For the egg hunt, one gold egg will be mixed in with the other eggs in each age category. Each child that finds the golden egg will receive a $25 gift certificate from “Toys R’ Us�. The Easter Bunny will arrive by fire truck to begin the egg hunt. Mauney Memorial Library, the YMCA, Cleveland County Childcare Connections and Higher Learning Childcare Academy will also be participating in the event. The Easter Bunny will “hop around town� and visit various daycare centers, assisted living centers and the Patrick Senior Center on Thursday, April 5th and Friday, April 6th. For more information, call 704-734-0333 or visit

Kings Mountain people waved flags from overpasses and a police escort and firemen in fire trucks welcomed Vietnam veterans to Kings Mountain early Saturday enroute to a big Welcome Home celebration at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Charlie Daniels: It’s all for Vietnam veterans ELIZABETH STEWART

"It's all for Vietnam veterans," a statement repeated not only by Country music celebrity Charlie Daniels at Charlotte Motor Speedway Saturday for the big Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Celebration but by local people who stood earlier in the day on bridges at four overpasses on the US 74 Bypass and waved American flags. A Kings Mountain police escort and fire trucks from area fire departments

with lights flashing led the motorcade of buses and cars as they traveled through Kings Mountain. "This was a great opportunity for those who wanted to say thanks to these brave veterans," said Kings Mountain Mayor Rick Murphrey. He added, "As a Vietnam veteran I know what kind of reception that these men and women received on their return. I lived it and back then we weren't treated very well." Almost 40 years later, veterans who served their country during the Vietnam Conflict got the recognition they de-

served at the inaugural Homecoming by 62,500 people packed into Charlotte Motor Speedway Steven Richardson, 34, and his brother, Shayne Richardson, 38, both of Kings Mountain, were in the crowd to honor their late father, James W. Richardson, a Vietnam veteran. They met up with Ellis Noell (the city's activities coordinator) at the Piedmont Avenue Highway 216 overpass about 9 a.m. Saturday to watch the motorcade pass. See VETERANS, 7A

City approves grant for Steag Expansion could bring 45 jobs, $9 million investment to KM Kings Mountain City Council last Tuesday awarded a $51,840 incentive grant to Steag Energy Services for an expansion at the old Anvil Mill, 304 Linwood Road, which could bring 45 jobs to Kings Mountain and a $9 million investment over a four year period. "This is an expansion that

we need in our community," said Mayor Rick Murphey. No one spoke during a public hearing conducted by the board. The resolution adopted unanimously by Council stated that "as a result of the investment and job creation by Project New Year (STEAG expansion) the City of Kings See STEAG, 7A

photos by NIKI PAULSON

Freddie Dellinger, right, works with Shrinettes to fix plates at a recent BBQ fundraiser of the White Plains Shrine Club.

Are you ready for some barbecue? ELIZABETH STEWART

The tangy smells from a big barbecue pit and dozens of volunteers working in colorful circus tents will fill the parking lot of City Auto & Truck Parts, 209 York Rd., Saturday. That means yummy eating for BBQ lovers at the White Plains Shrine Club annual barbecue fundraiser, which opens at 11 a.m. "We're cooking 100 butts and 100 chickens and we'll be firing the pits with hard oak wood all night Friday," said White Plains Club President Rodney Paulson. Paulson said Shriners and Shrinettes will be serving up chicken and pork BBQ for $8 a plate, including slaw, bun and chips, two sandwiches for $6, and Boston butts for $35 which includes slaw and buns.


White Plains Shriners Jeff Ward, Tim Morgan, and Erin Howell, seated, get the BBQ pits ready for Saturday's big barbecue of White Plains Shrine Club.


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Kings Mountain lawyer and State Rep. Tim Moore has withdrawn his application for $62,000 in N.C. Rural Center and Community Development Block Grants. Moore said this week that he plans, however, to accept a $6,000 facade grant from the City of Kings Mountain to use in restoration of the old First National bank building in downtown Kings Mountain. The total project costs for

restoration of the facility for offices will run $180,000, Moore said. The landmark building's urban design proposal has been completed by Stephanie Richards of Main Street of NC staff and meets Secretary of Interior standards. "The city has been very See MOORE, 7A

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Maurice Allen SHELBY - Maurice (Marty) Allen, 50, of 2921 Highland Circle, died Saturday, March 31, 2012 at Cleveland Regional Medical Center. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, April 2, 2012, interment following in Cleveland Memorial Park in Shelby. Doris Devon SHELBY Doris “Memaw” Wilson Devon, 74, of 231 Devon Rd., died March 30, 2012 at Cleveland Pines Nursing Center. The funeral was conducted Monday, April 2, 2012 at Crestview Baptist Church, interment following in Shelby's Sunset Cemetery. Kay Frances Guin KINGS MOUNTAIN Kay Frances Guin, 75, of Kings Mountain passed away on March 29, 2012 at Hospice at Wendover, Shelby. She was born August 4, 1936 in Cleveland County, daughter of the late Zeb and Virginia Green Grigg. Kay was a member of Christian Freedom Baptist Church in Kings Mountain. She played t h e piano for the N e w Eternal Life Trio and several different churches. Mrs. Guin was a licensed North Carolina Realtor. She was the "Best Mom" ever and will be dearly missed. A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 1, 2012 at Christian Freedom Baptist Church, Kings Mountain, officiated by the Rev. Mike Chambers and special speaker Rev. Steve Grigg. Interment was in Mountain Rest Cemetery.


The family received friends from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m Saturday, March 31, 2012 at the West Chapel of Greene Funeral Service, Gastonia. Mrs. Guin is survived by daughters, Susan Rhoades and husband, John of Wheaton, Illinois, Terri King and husband, Joe of Kings Mountain, Karen "Doodle" Dellinger and husband Jimmy of Kings Mountain; stepsons, Drake Guin and wife Joan of Shelby, Steve Guin and wife Tammie of Kings Mountain; grandchildren, Wayne King of Kings Mountain, Ryan Allen of Huntsville, Alabama, Taylor Rhoades and Jeremy Rhoades both of Wheaton, Illinois; great grandchildren, Courtney Pollard, Noah King; grand dog, Jake; sister, Jennie Hargraves of Blacksburg, SC; brother, Earl Grigg and wife, Bobbie of Vale, NC. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by: her husband, Roger Drake Guin Sr.; and sister, Joyce Delillo. Memorials may be made to Hospice at Wendover, 951 Wendover Heights Dr., Shelby, NC 28150 West Chapel of Greene Funeral Service and Crematorium, 216 Archie Whitesides Rd. Gastonia, NC, was in charge of arrangements.

Greene Funeral Services Evelyn Ledbetter SHELBY - Evelyn Turner Ledbetter, 70, 2842 Dravo Rd., died April 1, 2012 at Hospice at Wendover. The funeral was conducted Tuesday, April 2, 2012 at Mount Sinai Baptist Church in Shelby, interment following in the church cemetery. Baby Lemons

SHELBY - Baby Kaylee Joyce Lemons, infant daughter of John Alex Lemons and Nikki Ray Bronson, died March 29, 2012 at Cleveland Regional Medical Center. The private graveside service was held in Sunset Cemetery. Geraldine Morgan KINGS MOUNTAIN Geraldine Conley Morgan, 81, a resident of Kings Mountain, died Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at Kings Mountain Hospital. Born in Dickson County, Va., daughter of the late Marcus and Lucy Adams Conley, she was also preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Floyd Joe Morgan. She was a homemaker, of the Baptist Faith, and a loving wife, mother, and mother-in-law. Surviving are her daughter, Deborah Morgan Rayfield and husband, Larry, of Kings Mountain; granddog Bentley; and numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral service was conducted Friday, March 30, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Ollie Harris Memorial Chapel by Rev. Ron Caulder, interment was in Mountain Rest Cemetery. The family received friends Friday morning, March 30, 2012 from 9:4510:45 a.m. at Harris Funeral Home prior to the funeral services. Memorials may be made to Diabetes Association, 222 S. Church St., 336M, Charlotte, NC or to the Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation, PO Box 7669, Atlanta, Ga., 38357-0669. A guest register is available at Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain, NC was in charge of arrangements.

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Charlie Patrick KINGS MOUNTAIN Charlie Patrick, 84, of 1315A South Battleground Ave., died March 30, 2012 at Crawley Memorial Hospital in Boiling Springs, NC. He was born in Cleveland County, NC to the late Walt e r Gaffney Patrick a n d Myrtle Marie Oliver Patrick and was also preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Thelma Canipe Patrick; sons, Franklin Patrick and Charlie Junior Patrick; daughter, Lisa Diane Patrick; brothers, Delbert Patrick, Walter Junior Patrick and sister, Aileen Duncan . Mr. Patrick was retired from Spangler and Son, Kings Mountain, and Concrete Supply, Shelby, after 38 years of service. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who loved gardening, fishing, camping and boating. Surviving are his sons Jeffrey Dale Patrick and wife, Lisa, Randy Lee Patrick and wife, Dawn, Joseph Patrick and wife, Amanda, all of Kings Mountain, and Steve Patrick and wife, Jill of Troutman; daughters, Judy Hawks and Patricia Ledford and husband, Ricky, all of Kings Mountain; Linda Brackett and husband Connley, Grover; and Annette Bowen and husband, Jimi, of Manassas, Va.; sister, Laura Allen of Kings Mountain; 24 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The funeral service was conducted Monday, April 2, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Ollie Harris Memorial Chapel at Harris Funeral Home. Rev. Rick Robison officiated and interment was in Mountain Rest

Cemetery. The family received friends Sunday evening, April 1, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. at Harris Funeral Home in Kings Mountain. A guest register is available at Harris Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

decent liberties with a child, second degree kidnapping, all felonies, $50,000 bond, secured. CITATIONS MARCH 21: Timothy Weaver, 44, 146 Autumn Wood Lane, speeding. MARCH 22: Nathaniel Camp, 21, 1010 Cleveland Ave., no operator's license and careless driving. MARCH 22: Roy Junior Young, 53, 113 Pearce Dr., no motorcycle license. MARCH 26: John Mark Catlin, 43,Hendersonville, no insurance, no registration. MARCH 26: Stacey Kirksey, 21, 914 Linwood Road, operating car on railroad right-of-way. MARCH 26: Anthony Lee Miller, 27, 914 Lynn Rd., operating a car on railroad right-ofway. MARCH 26: Kimberly A. Goodson, 45, 355 Patterson Rd., no inspection, expired tag. MARCH 27: Ericka Breanna Littlejohn, 21, 319 Wilson Terrace, speeding and failure to notify DMV of address change. MARCH 27: Todd Owens, 30, 111 N. Railroad Ave., no operator's license. MARCH 27: Danielle Ometra Hunter, 31, 111 N. Watterson St., speeding. MARCH 27: Jo Wray Whetstine, 42, 1709 Shelby Rd. No. 3, revoked license. MARCH 27: Shankal Victoria Moore,21, Shelby, speeding, revoked license. MARCH 28: Demetrie Arkevins Turner, 18, 203 Thornburg Dr., no operator's license. MARCH 29: Guy Bickley, 46, 403 Hillside Dr., revoked license, failure to stop at scene of

an accident involving his vehicle. MARCH 29: Joshua Wright, 20, Mount Holly, expired tag and failure to notify DMV of address change. MARCH 29: Chasity Nicole Bickham, 27, Bessemer City, no inspection, expired tag. MARCH 30: Kelly Michelle Gordon, 26, 122 Pepper Dr., speeding. MARCH 30: Christopher Allen Watts, 36, 1247 Phifer Road, no insurance, no registration, speeding, revoked license. MARCH 30: Thomas Nathan Henson, 47, 306 Pinehurst Dr., speeding. MARCH 30: Therndon Adams Brown, 45, 319 Lake Montonia Rd., no inspection, expired tag. MARCH 31: Jemeka Doris Jefferies, 38, Shelby, speeding. MARCH 31: Robert Zachary Thrift, 21, Shelby, speeding. MARCH 31: Stephen Eugene Moore Jr. 38, Shelby, revoked license, faulty equipment (rear lamps.) APRIL 1: Jeffrey Paul Latchaw, 52, 112 N. Oakwood Dr., speeding, no operator's license. INCIDENTS MARCH 26: A resident of Brooklee Drive reported theft of a TV set and Xbox game system valued at $900. MARCH 26: A resident of Goforth Street reported damage to property. MARCH 27: City of Kings Mountain reported that the driver of an unknown vehicle dragged down power lines. No estimate of damage was reported. MARCH 27: Roses Store,

Harris Funeral Home Billy Ray Sigmon CHARLOTTE - Billy Ray Sigmon Sr., 74, of 10121 Old Dowd Rd., died Mon., April. 2, 2012 at home. A native of Gaston County. he was the son of the late Lester Ray and Violet Smith Sigmon. He served in the Navy and was a member of the American Legion. He retired as an electrician and was of the Baptist faith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters. He is survived by two sons, Billy Ray Sigmon Jr. and wife Sherrie of Belmont, Danny Shane Sigmon and wife Connie of York; two daughters, Terri Lynn Randle and husband Tony of Kings Mountain, Athena Alice Chappel and husband John of York; special niece and nephew, Jason Sigmon and Charlotte Freeman; four sisters; eight grandchildren; and 16 great grandchildren. The funeral service will be conducted Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 4 p.m. at Clay-Barnette Funeral Home in Kings Mountain. Rev. Joe Lawing will officiate and interment will be in Grover Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care, 1420 E. Seventh St.,

Charlotte, NC 28204. Clay-Barnette Funeral Home of Kings Mountain is in charge of arrangements. On-line condolences: Clay-Barnette Funeral Home of Kings Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

Clay Barnette Funeral Home Margaret W. Wise KINGS MOUNTAIN Margaret Wells Wise, 91, of 316 Fulton Dr., died March 28, 2012 at Summit Place in Kings Mountain. She was born in Cleveland County to the late Hunter and Lightal Herndon Wells. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William David "Hank" Wise and daughter, Rita Gail Baird. She was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church of Kings Mountain. Surviving are her son, William David Wise Jr. of Winston-Salem, and brother, Lee Mac Wells of Shelby. The funeral service was conducted Friday, March 30, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Bethlehem Baptist Church. Dr. Steve Taylor officiated and interment was in Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1017 Bethlehem Road, Kings Mountain, NC 28086 or Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC 28150. A guest register is available at Harris Funeral Home of Kings Mountain, NC was in charge of arrangements.

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ARRESTS MARCH 26: Daniel Lee Connor, 22, 414 Clinton Dr., breaking out of a dwelling, larceny, both felonies, $7500 bond, secured. MARCH 26: Jonathan Eric Payne, 31, 208 N. Dilling St., violation of domestic violence ordinance. MARCH 26: A 17-year-old male was charged with simple

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assault and injury to property, $500 bond, secured. MARCH 27: Jill Elizabeth Mayes, 31, 207 Parrish Dr., assault, $5,000 bond, unsecured. MARCH 27: Jonathan William Lee, 30, 102 Mountaincrest Dr., failure to appear, expired registration card and no insurance, $500 bond, secured. MARCH 27:Rex Reed Davey, 41, 702 Dixon School Rd., failure to appear, monies owed, assault on female, $350 bond, secured. MARCH 27: Franklin Bernard Stroud, 20, Shelby, larceny from a merchant (shoplifting). MARCH 27: Betty Jo Philbeck, 27, Shelby, breaking and entering and larceny, both felonies, $20,000 bond, secured. MARCH 27: Farncina Laguins, 46, Shelby, larceny from a merchant (shoplifting). MARCH 27: Candus Latoya Adams, 34, 506 Kilgore Rd.,

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maintaining a vehicle for controlled substance marijuana, $5,000 bond, secured. MARCH 27: Todd Owens, 30, 111 N. Railroad Ave., possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, a felony, and driving while license revoked, $5,000 bond,secured. MARCH 29: Faye Joyce Ussery, 47, 1004 N. Cansler St., DWI, driving while license revoked, $5,000 bond, secured. MARCH 30: Joe Lloyd Clay Jr., 46, 604 W. King St., driving while license revoked, $500 bond, secured. MARCH 30: A 17-year-old male was charged with assault with a deadly weapon, trial date April 13. MARCH 31: Michael Shane Hall, Sr., 42, 125 McGinnis St., second degree trespass, $500 bond, secured. APRIL 1: William Khoy Gomez, 19, 612 Charles St., Apt. 40, breaking and entering, $1,000 bond, secured. APRIL 1: A 17-year-old male was charged with breaking and entering, $1,000 bond, secured. APRIL 1: Dontae Denzel Elliott, 18, 204 Cranford Dr., breaking and entering, $1,000 bond, secured. APRIL 1: A 16-year-old male was charged with breaking and entering, $1,000 bond, secured. APRIL 1: Christopher Thomas White,32, 1019 Mountain Crest Dr., statutory rape, in-

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1314 Shelby Road, said a customer removed anti-theft device in the dressing room and concealed $712.82 worth of clothing, hygiene items and a foot spa. MARCH 28: A resident of Church Street reported that a door and columns of a residence were spray painted. MARCH 29: Cleveland County Schools reported a break-in at the gated work area of school property at 105 E. Ridge Street and theft of a white truck valued at $28,000 and unknown amount of copper. MARCH 29: Benton Express, 604 Benton Express Ave., reported a lost or stolen tag from a vehicle in the parking lot: Tennessee registration plate P654866196. MARCH 30: Police recovered a stolen firearm that was pawned for $120 at a local business. MARCH 30: A resident of Walnut Street reported theft of coins. MARCH 30: A resident of N. Tracy Street reported theft of WII game system. MARCH 31: A resident of Bessemer City reported damage to his 2001 Ford in a driveway at Wilson Terrace. APRIL 1: Green Tree Apartments, 612 Charles St., reported a break-in. APRIL 1: A resident of Mountain Crest Drive reported that vandals threw rocks in her car windows. WRECKS MARCH 24: Officer J. L. Dee said that a 1994 Ford operated by James M. Sams, Gastonia, struck a 2003 Ford operated by Heath Walker, 944 Stoney Point Road, at the stop and go signal at the intersection of Business 74 and N.Gaston Street. Property damages were estimated at $2,000. MARCH 24: Officer B.M. Black said brakes failed on a 1998 Saturn operated by Patricia Hoyle Howell, 1543 N. Piedmont Ave., and the car struck a parked 1997 Dodge in the parking lot of Ronald's Garage doing $3800 damage. Howell was traveling north on Highway 216 in heavy traffic and attempted to stop, left the roadway and hit the unoccupied vehicle. MARCH 26: Officer K. L. Putnam said that Phillip Dees, of Hamlet, was driving his 1999


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Easter Sunrise Service Rev. Jeff Hensley, pastor of Kings Mountain Baptist Church, will deliver the sermon at the community-wide Easter Sunrise Service Sunday morning at 6:45 a.m. in Mountain Rest Cemetery. The Kings Mountain Ministerial As-

sociation sponsors the service. Other ministers of the community will participate in prayers and scripture readings. Several churches in the community are holding Sunrise services, some with breakfast, among those: Westover Bap-

tist Church on Westover Road and Dixon Presbyterian Church on Dixon School Road. Peoples Baptist Church will also have Easter Sunrise Service at 6:30 a.m. and worship service at 9 a.m. Photo by KYRA TURNER

A wooden cross, draped in the royal color of purple, symbolizes the suffering and death of Jesus Christ on Cavalry's cross. This week is Holy Week with services slated at churches and leading up to Easter Sunday and the Resurrection. This photograph was taken at First Presbyterian Church.


Bake sale at Senior Center Thursday Patrick Senior Center volunteers will sell baked goods in the lobby of the facility Thursday, April 5 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Proceeds will go into the volunteer fund for the sound system project. The public is invited.

Kings Mountain Baptist Church, 101 W. Mountain Street, invites the public to attend the following special Easter events: Tenebrae Service - remembering the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross and the "darkness" of death, which Jesus endured on our behalf, beginning at 9 p.m. Good Friday, April 6; Community Sunrise Service at Mountain Rest Cemetery - 7 a.m., church fellowship - 9:30 a.m., sunday school - 10 a.m. and worship service at 11 a.m. on Easter Sunday, April 8.

at the church. This is a free event. Trinity Church of the Living God, 119 Kristie Lane, Kings Mountain, has joined with Family Life Today and Dennis Ramey to have the largest Easter Egg Hunt in America on Saturday, April 7, starting at 1 p.m. All are invited to come out and enjoy this event, which will feature free hamburgers, hotdogs, drinks, games, balloon walks, egg hunts and more. The church is located on Highway 216 North (just above Rick's Ole Country Store). Easter Sunrise Service at the foot of the cross will be held at Trinity Church of the Living God, 119 Kristie Lane, Sunday morning, April 8, at 6:45 a.m. Meet at the Cross for a beautiful service, an

awesome way to start this day of worship. Free breakfast will be served after the service. Morning worship will be held at 9:30 a.m. Everyone welcome. The adult choir of Eastside Baptist Church, 805 York Road, Kings Mountain, will present an Easter Cantata, "The Love of Jesus" on Sunday, April 8, 2012. The public is invited to attend. Peoples Baptost Church will have special Easter services on Sunday, April 8. Easter Sunrise Service will be held at 6:30 a.m. and worship service will be at 9 a.m., according to Pastor John Houze.

sion 2012", which is open to all youth in the community, with 7 p.m. services April 1113. Each night will feature choirs and dancers from Kings Mountain's Adams Chapel AME Zion Church and Gastonia's St. Peter's AME Zion Church and Providence Place Church. Chasity Lowery will be featured as vocalist in the revival series on the theme, "What's Up With That?" Featured speakers will be Minister Roger Moore of Mount Olive Baptist Church, Pastor Bernardo Porter of Peculiar Generations of Gastonia and Brother Lester Williams of Adams Chapel AME Zion Church in Gastonia. Youth interested in participating may call Dorothy Gill at 704-8689381 or 704-4709 or email

Sheriff to speak at Grover Woman's Club

East Gold Street Wesleyan Church, 701 E. Gold Street, invites the public to the Easter Drama and Musical, "The Resurrection and the Life" set to be presented on Saturday, April 7, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 8, at 11 a.m.

Cleveland County Sheriff Alan Norman will be the guest speaker at the Thursday, April 5, 7 p.m., meeting of the

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Grover Woman's Club. The club meets at Grover Town Hall. The public is invited.

Mount Olive Baptist Church, 146 Dixon School Road, will host "Youth Explo-

KM Women's Center first to paint town purple

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Mayor Rick Murphrey at the grand opening wearing one of the prizes given away at Bridges, a True Value hat.

Kings Mountain Women’s Center is the first to Paint the Town Purple, purchasing ribbons for $25 each to display at their office in support of the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life of Kings Mountain! All proceeds go the American Cancer Society. You can help Paint the Town Purple by contacting any KM Herald team member at 704-739-7496 or (L to R): Melissa Green, Lisa Sisk, McKinley Carson, Lena Dellinger, Amanda Adams, Debra Michalove, Janice Morehead, (not pictured): Dr. Chamberlain, Dr. Niblack

Madfat buys old Indian Motorcycle plant A new company appears to be moving into the old Indian Motorcycle plant near Grover. Cleveland County records list Madfat Enterprises, Wukwonago, Wisconsin, has purchased the property from IMC Plant LLC, formerly known as Indian NC Property Acquisition LLC. Indian Motorcycle ceased its manufacturing operation a year ago on the 11-acre site off of Battleground Road. "There is a potential proj-

ect but the company isn't ready to sign off on it," said Mayor Rick Murphrey.

Cleveland County Health Department inspected three facilities in Kings Mountain March 26-30. They were: Jan and Bleeka's Catering, Countryside Road, 100; Food Lion Meat Market, Shelby Rd., 97; and Minit Grill, S. Battleground Ave., 96.

CORRECTION A story that ran in last week's Kings Mountain Herald "Mogino's becoming hot spot for good food" incorrectly stated that Paul Hord operated the popular York Road fish camp known as "The Pier". Paul Hord Sr. and later his son, Paul Hord Jr., operated

"Paul's Seafood", a restaurant that operated in the same location as the former

"Pier", which came after "Paul's Seafood", according to Joyce Hord.

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A full basket and an empty tomb On Easter Sunday two familiar rituals come together. In homes that are Christian and filled with small children, there is that debate about which comes first – attending the “sunrise service” that celebrates Jesus' resurrection, or scampering about the house and the yard looking for brightly colored eggs and candy treats. If you stop and think about it for a bit, the “secular” custom of expecting candy and gifts from a big male rabbit known as the “Easter Bunny” is perhaps a bit odd. This is why sociologist Cindy Dell Clark has researched what she calls the “trinity” of characters in children's most important ritual systems – Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy. Clark's conclusion, after interviewing thousands of children, is that of these big three, only the Easter Bunny is a wholly child-centered, child-controlled symbol.

Kids love the Easter Bunny. Perhaps it is because the Easter Bunny doesn't keep lists of who has been “naughty or nice” the way Santa Claus does; or perhaps it is because he is quiet and soft and huggable, but whatever the reason may be, children eagerly flock to the sides of mall Easter bunnies. All the strange and seemingly nonsensical traditions that go along with the Easter Bunny are kept alive and reinvented each year by children. Let’s face it; how many households without children color eggs and hide them around their living rooms and yards? Of course, the Easter Bunny's appeal is illogical. Santa, on the other hand, seems to fit more neatly into our adult-centered systems of reward and punishment. As Christmas approaches, we start telling our children to be nice and they will get presents, but if they are naughty, we warn them that

they will get nothing. The Easter Bunny is different, though, for he comes to children without a set policy for behavior. His egg tokens are left everywhere and are easily accessible to even the smallest child or even the persons who are the worst seekers. And as we approach Easter Sunday, I find myself thinking that Christ-followers ought to take a lesson from the way children believe in the Easter Bunny, for the fact is that the empty tomb on Easter morning presents each of us with a vision that has much more in common with the illogical and ironical Easter Bunny than the more familiar and more comprehensible Santa Claus. The abandoned burial site of Jesus is itself mute. It remains a visual testimony to the power of God over death, and it invites each of us to believe. The idea that there is an Easter Bunny that brings a

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Dixon Presbyterian Church - has set Holy Week services, including Maundy Thursday communion at 7: 30 p.m. Thursday, Good Friday (Tenabrae) service at 7:30 p.m. Friday, and Easter Sunday Sunrise service at 6:45 a.m. followed by breakfast in the fellowship building and 11 a.m. morning worship service. A Easter egg hunt for children will be at 2 p .m. Saturday on the grounds of the former Dixon School on Dixon School Road. The public is invited.

Dr. Jeff Hensley Pastor Kings Mountain Baptist Church

basket full of egg-shaped goodies may seem ridiculous, but children believe and that belief blesses them. Jesus' empty tomb may also seem ridiculous, at least to some, but to those of us who truly believe it becomes the symbol of a new birth and a new life – a reminder of the love of God, which is victorious over death through His Son Jesus Christ.

Westover Baptist Church - will hold a Easter Sunrise service Sunday at 6:45 a.m. followed by breakfast in the fellowship hall. Sunday School is at 9 a.m. and morning worship at 10 a.m. The public is invited. There will be night services on Easter Sunday. First Presbyterian Church - Thursday, April 5, is Maundy Thursday communion with a simple soup meal at

6 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the church. Friday, April 6, the Good Friday/Tenabrae service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday services are at 9:45 a.m., Sunday School, and 11 a.m. morning worship. The public is invited. Advent Lutheran Church - Patrick Senior Center, 909 E. King Street, has scheduled special services during the month of April. Good Friday service will be held on April 6 at 7 p.m. Easter Sunday service will be held April 8 at 10 a.m. The public is invited. El Bethel United Methodist Church, 122 El Bethel Road, will serve its traditional country breakfast 6:30-10 a.m. Saturday, April 14, at the church. The menu: country ham, bacon, sausage, eggs, grits, gravy, homemade biscuits, coffee, milk, juice. Plates will be sold for a $6 donation to the church and baked goods will also be on sale. The public is invited.

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Church Service Directory KINGS MOUNTAIN Long Creek Presbyterian Church 701 Long Creek Road 704-629-4406


Love Valley Baptist Church 2032 Bethlehem Road 704-730-0075

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

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

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

Midview Baptist Church 703 Margrace Road 704-739-6711 Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church 220 N. Watterson Street 704-739-8354

Pathway Baptist Church 3100 Parkdale Circle 704-734-0852

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

Mountain View Agape Church 506 Sparrow Springs Road 704-739-0160 Mt. Olive Baptist Church Compact School Road 704-739-4516

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Patterson Grove Baptist Church 301 Oak Grove Road 704-739-5826

704-739-8920 St. Paul United Methodist Church N. Cansler Street 704-739-1256

Peoples Baptist Church 1010 Groves Street 704-739-0398

Sunrise Baptist Church 208 Mail Road 704-692-3007

Proclaiming the Word Ministries 7011 Cleveland Avenue

Temple Baptist Church 612 N. Cansler Street 704-739-4716

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

Progressive Church of Our Lord 1001 Cleveland Avenue 704-734-1070

New Beginnings Church of Jesus Christ 541 Crocker Road 704-730-9507

Resurrection Lutheran Church 600 Crescent Circle 704-739-5580 Royal Praise Ministries 2055 Shelby Rd.

New Bynum Chapel Zion Church N. Cansler Street 704-739-2606

Saint Matthew’s Lutheran Church 201 N. Piedmont Avenue 704-739-7466

New Camp Creek Baptist Church 863 New Camp Creek Ch. Road 704-487-7128

Second Baptist Church 120 Linwood Road 704-739-4216

New Life Family Worship Center 428 Oak Grove Road

Shady Grove Baptist Church 339 Shady Grove Road

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 First Apostolic Church of Blacksburg 205 E. Cherokee St. Blacksburg, SC704-937-7390864-8391873

Westover Baptist Church 114 Westover Drive


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‘The Magnificent’ Card to perform at LEC April 12 EMILY WEAVER Editor

DO YOU WANT TO SEE A MAGIC TRICK? Allen 'The Magnificent' Card, 14, practices for his next performance at the LEC April 12.


With hands swifter than the average eyes, 14-year-old Allen “The Magnificent” Card brings magic into the lives of those around him. He wows his schoolmates with tricks in the lunch lines at Kings Mountain Middle. “Pick a card, any card…” and this Card will make it appear as he wishes. From the middle of the stack to the top with a tap, folded, signed and delivered in a snap. It’s magic and he does more than card tricks. He can make items disappear and reappear and change their appearances altogether. It’s part math, part science, part showmanship and a whole lot of practice. He’s wowed his teachers in impromptu magic shows performed upon request. He’s intrigued travelers awaiting flights at the Asheville Regional Airport, where his mother, Dawn Neisler, works for the TSA. He’s amazed his family and just a few weeks ago, he delighted a crowd at the Neisler Life Enrichment Center in Kings

Mountain. "Our participants could not believe what they were seeing as he made objects appear and disappear all at the same time! It is truly wonderful to see a young person care so much about spreading happiness to others and I was surprised of his understanding of our diverse population," said Debbie Vaughan, community outreach coordinator at the LEC. "Our folks were amazed. It really surprised them that he could be so young and perform such feats!" On April 12th, Card will return to the LEC for another performance at 2 p.m. He’ll join another magician Dr. Keith Brown in performing at The Bottle Shop on Main Street in Gastonia at 7 p.m. on April 14th. Card said he really enjoyed entertaining at the LEC. It was his first big performance in front of a crowd and he learned that preparation is a big part of every show. He has even more tricks planned for the next one. “It takes me about a week to learn something new,” he added.

The biggest illusion, he said, he can do today is called “In Half.” It plays on the principals of the old “saw someone in half” routine, except in this one it’s he who gets sawed in half and he does it without a saw. With the use of three boxes, he separates himself into two sections…both still moving. Card said he really got into magic about two years ago after watching magician, Josh Knotts, perform feats of wonder on stage at the Cleveland County Fair. “He made a rabbit appear out of nothing. It was really exciting,” he said. It was a big show. Knotts had a great personality. Card was hooked with a passion that pulled him…behind the curtain. Saving his tips from shows, he purchased books, tools and DVDs to learn the “secrets” of magic. The first card trick, he said, he ever learned was from his father. He’s added several more to his repertoire since. One day, while performing for tips at the airport he caught the attention of

Focused audit of CCS underway Connor Blalock celebrates 4th birthday

A focused audit of credit card purchases in the Cleveland County Schools Maintenance Department is expected to take about two months, according to CCS Finance Director Dr. David Lee. Martin Starnes & Associates is reviewing transactions issued to the school systems' two maintenance directors and their administrative assistants plus random transactions from 10 percent of the department's credit cards during 2009, 2010 and 2011. The board of education at the recent meeting okayed a $13,000 contract but if extra work is needed by auditors the cost will run $100 per hour. Several months ago the N.C. Office of the State Auditor found that $2,000 in local funds had been misspent in the maintenance department. School officials cooperated with state auditors and with a SBI probe into the misspent funds.

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Joseph "Connor" Blalock was 4 years old February 23, 2012 and celebrated his birthday February 25, 2012 at a Spiderman party hosted by his grandmother, Teresa Falls and honorary grandfather, Lawrence Etters, at their home. Family and friends enjoyed a Spiderman cake, chips, ice cream and drinks. Party favors were given to the children. Connor has one brother, Walter Blalock, and one sister, Feather Bates. Connor is the son of Laura and Kyle Blalock of Vale, NC and the grandson of Teresa Falls and Ronnie Falls of Kings Mountain and Gaye Blalock of Denver, NC and the late Calvin Blalock. His honorary grandparents are Lawrence Etters of Kings Mountain and Dot and Teddy Lane of Vale, NC. Connor is the great-grandson of David Lockridge of Kings Mountain and the late Lucy Leigh Lockridge and the late Carl and Vada Falls. Honorary godparents are Nancy and William Wiggins of Kings Mountain. Connor is a special nephew to Rhonda Falls Bullock of Kings Mountain and Connor is a special great-grand nephew of Charles McDaniel and the late Liz McDaniel and Mrs. Betty Jo Carroll. Connor is special great-nephew of Marty and Shawn Lockridge. Connor is very special to and loved by Mrs. Jane Gilbert and Dusty Gilbert and Mrs. Katherine Hicks and Howard and Ann Bryant, his family and other friends. Connor was the second runner-up in the Gaston Gazette 2010 Baby Contest.

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Grover museum featured on NBC early morning show Annual egg hunt for up to $100 in prizes set for Monday, April 9 at The Inn of the Patriots GROVER - The “Inside the Presidents’ Cabinet” show starring Chefs Marti and Stormy Mongiello of the Inn of the Patriots, featured special Easter-inspired items from Mongiello's Presidential Culinary Museum. The show aired Monday with Larry Sprinkle on NBC TV at 6:45 a.m. in Charlotte. Mongiello's collection features the mother of the White House Easter Egg Roll, Dolley Madison, and her china formerly owned by Marie Antoinette. It reveals why she started the egg roll in Washington and showcases authentic wooden eggs from the White House. Both Mongiellos work as curators at the Presidential Culinary Museum and Presidential Service Museum lo-

cated in Grover – the town named after the President of the United States of America. They have been performing around the world, on stage and television and at the largest state fairs, festivals, casinos and shows in America. Of recent interest has been the traveling collection of Presidential replica and authentic china mostly focused on First Lady Dolley Madison. First ever to coin the term, “First Lady,” the Quaker lady once heard of children rolling colored eggs around at the foot of the pyramids in Giza. The early morning show on WCNC NBC TV featured a text campaign for viewers to win a $1,200, two-night stay at The Inn of the Patriots complete with culinary classes, breakfasts and a limousine

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History of the White House Easter Egg Roll The original site of the Easter Monday Egg Roll was not the White House, but the grounds of the United States Capitol. By the mid 1870s, the egg rolling activities on the West Terraces had gained notoriety as the children turned the Capitol grounds into their Easter Monday playground. The first egg rolls, largely family affairs, seem to have been held during the administration of President Andrew Johnson. Youngsters of the President's family dyed eggs on Sunday for the Monday rolling, which the First Lady would watch from the South Portico. A family member has attested to hearing the stories of such activity from Andrew Johnson Patterson, the President's grandson, who lived at the White House while his mother served as White House hostess on behalf of her invalid mother, First Lady Eliza Johnson.

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helpful and good to work with through this project. I hope more of the merchants and businesses in town will seek grants and tax credits. It's a win, win for Kings Mountain," said Moore. City council at last Tuesday's meeting approved the $6,000 incentive grant plus a $2,661.58 inducement grant, as amended, for the project at 210 S. Battleground Avenue. Moore's father, Ward 5 council member Rick Moore, excused himself from voting as he has done previously when the request was first placed on the agenda. Planning Director Steve Killian said the facade and general inducement grant is somewhat less than originally specified in the Rural Center application because the scope of the project has changed from upper story conversion to residential units to upper story conversion to office units. To be eligible for the two state grants Moore had said he planned to expand his law practice from himself and two staffers on E. King Street to seven employees by the summer of 2013. He plans to hire a legal assistant soon, he said, and the goal is to add two more lawyers to the staff. Moore, the co-chair of the N.C. House Rules committee and representative of House

District 110, said he had been awarded both state grants for the project but never took any money. "When I bought the bank building I knew it would be cheaper to put up a brand new building. The old bank was built back in the 1920s but I wanted to add to the downtown area and move my present office from East King Street and expand," he said. He applied for the vacant building reuse and restoration program grants - predicated on the basis that the only way these kinds of buildings can be economically restored. Moore, a five-term Republican with no opposition for his seat either in the May Primary or November general elections, said he's had to make unexpected changes in his expansion plans since the resignation of Rachel Hughes, a full time lawyer on his staff who has married and moved to Florida. The state grant from the N.C. Commerce Department had been originally allocated to the city of Kings Mountain for a medical wellness center project that fell through. City officials were able to distribute the money to five businesses in town to continue with revitalization projects. Moore said that he hoped other businesses in town could use the funds. He commended the city for its incentive policy and said grant money makes restoring old buildings economically feasible.

STEAG: grant approved, 45 jobs on the way FROM Page 1A (STEAG expansion) the City of Kings Mountain agrees to provide a combined industrial incentive (local match) for NC Rural Center Grant or NC One Fund grant rebating paid local property taxes up to $51,840. Planning Director Steve

Killian said the STEAG project has been developing for some time and both city and county leaders have worked to help the industry expand its operation into a previously vacant building. Relating to that are state grants to which Steag is seeking through the N.C. Department of Commerce, the NC Rural Center and the NC Community College System.

Killian added that the city incentive is in the form of a city match for a "vacant building reuse grant" and pro-rated tax rebates over a four year period. Steag Energy Services provides engineering and consulting services for the environmental aspect of power plants.

CARD: ‘The Magnificent’ to perform at LEC FROM Page 6A a lawyer from Houston, Texas. The man was so impressed that he mailed a special edition 1927 book about Houdini (worth about $150 on the market) to the airport for Card. The man didn’t know the young magician’s name, but he knew his mother worked there and somehow, perhaps with a bit of magic on its own, the book found its way to Neisler and to a grateful Card. Magic to Card is “limitless”, it’s staying ahead of the world around him, progressing faster than everything else. The tricks of old, like passing a matchstick through another, may lose some of their splendor in time. “Not many people use matchsticks anymore,” he said. But when magicians replaced the matches with rubber bands, Card found

that the old can be made new again with a twitch of the wrist. He’s found a host of magicians to inspire him. One of his favorites is Morgan Strebler, a metal bender in Las Vegas. Forks bend and twist before his eyes, Card said, adding he’d like to do that one day. Do his studies in magic help him in school? “It helps with problem solving,” he said, “but it’s kinda vice versa. School helps the magic.” Card charms audiences large and small, leaving a napkin rose for his waitress and putting cellphones in balloons. Fellow magician Dr. Keith Brown told him to “follow your dreams” and Card plans to do just that…wherever magic leads him.

Chevrolet from the parking lot of Kings Mountain Plaza and said he did not see an approaching BMW operated by Chelsey Cochran of Grover until he was in the roadway. Property damages were estimated at $3,000. MARCH 26: Officer K. L. Putnam said that David Lee Mathis, 5202 Timber Creek Dr., operating a 2009 Toyota, was at the stop light at W. King and Watterson Street when his car was rear-ended by a 2003 Honda operated by Paul Ham Jr., 607 Floyd Street. While Ham and Mathis were out of their vehicles talking a 1996 Egil operated by Evelyn Wilson, 111 Morris Road Lot 5, struck the Ham vehicle. Property damages were estimated at $3500. MARCH 27: Officer K. L. Putnam said that a 2007 Ford operated by Justin Waller, 111 Dutchess Dr., struck a 1997 Isu operated by Marc Canipe II, 911 Gantt St. on Linwood Road. Both drivers were traveling west when Waller missed his turn to go on to another street and turned back onto Linwood Road into the path of the Isu. MARCH 27: Officer G. L. McKinney said that a 1999 Pontiac operated by Annie Bacon, 209 N. City St., rear-ended a 2007 BMW operated by Haley Crosby, 605 N. Cansler St. Property damages were estimated at $1100. MARCH 28: Officer B. M. Black cited Demetrie Arkevius Turner, 203 Thornburg Dr., with no operator's license after a collision involving his 1996 Honda and a 2002 Pontiac operated by Carolyn Camp, 109 Fox Trot Lane. Camp was transported by EMS to the hospital with chest pain. Black said that Turner was traveling south on Highway 216 and Camp was driving on Morris Street, stopped at the stop and then proceeded out into the roadway and into the path of the Turner car which she said that she couldn't see because of parked cars. MARCH 30: Officer M. J. Howard cited Guy Bickley, 1301 Wales Road, with driving while license revoked and failure to remain at the scene of an accident. Howard said that Bickley, operating a 1995 Saturn, struck a 2005 Honda operated by Dakota Faith Mode of Shelby. Property damages were estimated at $3500. MARCH 30: Ptl. Whittington that vehicles operated by Ricardo Mitchell, 1304 Northwoods Dr., and Paul Brent Leigh Jr., Shelby,


Steven Richardson (left) and his brother Shayne Richardson met Charlie Daniels (center) at the Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans celebration in Charlotte Saturday. tion was sponsored by the USO of North Carolina, the N.C. Association of Broadcasters and Charlotte Motor Speedway to honor those who served and the military members who returned from combat. Vietnam veterans never received the type of homecoming celebration that today's troops receive as they return from service. Other headliners in the five-hour show on Saturday included The Oak Ridge Boys and Rockie Lynne, Statesville native and US Army veteran whose debut single "Lipstick" on Universal records, spent 10 consecutive weeks in the No. 1 slot on billboard's country singles chart. His newest album, "Songs for Soldiers", is a longer version of the record he originally compiled to give away to troops during his overseas tour of U.S. military bases. Also performing were The 82nd Airborne Division All American Chorus composed of paratroopers from every brigade in the 82nd and the Second Marine Aircraft Band from Cherry Point. Master of ceremonies was Chris Noel, who played opposite Steve McQueen in "Soldier in the Rain" and "Girl Happy" with Elvis Presley, and is wellknown as a DJ for Armed Forces Radio and her daily radio show, "A Date with

Chris." In the 1990s she opened shelters for homeless veterans and became a national advocate and icon for a lost generation of Vietnam veterans. The opening ceremonies began with a grand entrance of 2,000 motorcycle riders in the infield from the Vietnam veterans/motorcycle groups, Rolling Thunder and Patriot Guard and the US Army Golden Knights parachute demonstration. Participants experienced a range of military exhibits, displays, demonstrations and some 200 vendors. The deaths of two Vietnam veterans who crashed their motorcycles into each other on the CMS race track was a bad end to a day filled with patriotic camaraderie. The Richardson brothers said they didn't see the crash, they heard the sirens as they worked their way out of the crowds about 5 p.m. But Shayne Richardson said that medics, security, the Red Cross and police were on hand for the day long event. Media passes helped the Richardsons enjoy good seats between both entertainment stages at pit row. They said they appreciated the opportunity to pay tribute to their father and other heroes of the war. They brought back autographs, program souvenirs and memories.

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Excited to go to the event, the brothers followed the motorcade to Charlotte and wrote down interview questions to pose to Daniels and George Clinton, two stars of the concert they were enroute to attend. For them it was an unforgettable experience. Said both, "We had a ball." Charlie Daniels' tribute to veterans headlined the free concert. It was like a reporter's job for the two Kings Mountain men who related they had to run to catch up for an interview with the celebrities and other performers. Shayne interviewed Daniels, who was born in Wilmington, as he got ready to board a bus home after the concert. Steve Richardson took pictures. The Richardsons got autographs. Daniels won the Grammy award for Best Country Vocal performance in 1979 for "The Devil went Down to Georgia" which reached No. 3 on the Hot 100 in September 1979. He was raised on a musical diet that included Pentecostal gospel, local bluegrass, rhythm and blues and country music from Nashville's 50,000-watt stations WLAC and WSM and was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry on Jan. 24, 2008. George Clinton, born in Kannapolis, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997 with 15 other members of ParliamentFunkadelic. He has been cited as one of the foremost innovators of funk music and he and his band dominated diverse music during the 1970s with more than 40 RB hit singles including three No. 1's and three platinum albums. Responding to questions, Clinton, in the music business since 1957, said that Vietnam was his era and Daniels, who has performed for 54 years, said "it's all about the vets." The Richardson brothers said seeing the "traveling" Vietnam wall was also highlight of their trip. The long overdue celebra-

hit in the parking lot of Family Dollar on King Street. Property damages were estimated at $1750. MARCH 31: Ptl. Whittington said that Everette Medlin, 140 Chestnut Ridge Road, was parking

his 2009 Cadillac at Gregg Food Mart and struck a parked 2004 Ford owned by Gregory Bradshaw of Bessemer City. Property damages were estimated at $1,000.

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FROM Page 1A Diners may take out plates or eat around the tables and enjoy the camaraderie of many people supporting Shriners Hospitals. Among those attending the event will be Oasis Temple Illustrious Sir Mike Cook, Potentate of the Oasis Shrine of Charlotte. The Shriner show car, a 2012 white Corvette with the Masonic and Shrine emblems, will be on display. White Plains Shriners have a long history of helping children - among those 30-45 currently in the Kings Mountain area. Some of those former patients will be helping prepare plates Saturday, their way of giving back to Shriners. One of the services that local Shriners provide is transportation to the Shriners hospital at Greenville, SC, one of seven in the US supported by Shriners. Paulson said that children, from birth to age 18, are eligible for assistance. "The kids and parents really like the Greenville, SC hospital where there's a big amusement center and family restaurant," he said. Recently the Shrinette Club, an auxiliary to the Shrine club, donated seven sofa sleepers to the Greenville, SC Burn & Spine Center which they dedicated Feb. 8 for parents to be near their children. The hard work for White Plains Shriners began last weekend. They cut plenty of wood

to fire up the pits and cut grass on the lot where the event will be staged. Friday morning Shriners will fire up the pits and the butts will be ready to cook about 6 p.m., the tents will go up, and 10 Shriners will work all night at the site and start cooking chickens at 6 a.m. Saturday. At 10 a.m. Saturday the volunteers will start lining up the food for what Shriners anticipate will be a big turnout of hungry folk. White Plains Shrine Club contributed over $20,000 to Shriners Hospitals last year via the Oasis Temple which turned in over $100 million to the seven Shriner Hospitals in the US. The local club also sponsors a Fall BBQ on Oct. 6, conducts parking for Bethware Fair and sponsors the Bruce Ward Golf tournament, both events in June, and a May 4-5 paper drive. White Plains Shrine Club will celebrate its 35th anniversary in September. Other officers are Ricky Carroll and Bobby Morrow, vice-presidents; Jeff Ward, secretary; and Tim Morgan, treasurer. Officers of Shrinettes are Dianne Morgan, president; Niki Paulson, vice president; Vivian Blanton, treasurer; and Judy Bowman, secretary. "We really appreciate the generosity of Kings Mountain people and the special children reward us all with big smiles and make our day," said Paulson.

Preschoolers at Grace Christian Academy helped decorate this tree in front of their school for Easter. Crosses proclaiming God is Love and Easter Eggs hang from the branches of this Dogwood tree.

Managing Dementia support group meets April 17 at Shelby LEC “Managing DementiaRelated Behaviors” will be the topic for the meeting of family caregivers Tuesday, April 17, at the Life Enrichment Center Adult Day Service in Shelby. Christie Ray of Home Instead will present the program, which begins at

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Patriots double the field in county meet Kings Mountain Middle School’s boys and girls track teams scored twice as many points as all of their opponents combined in Wednesday’s annual Cleveland County Track Meet at KM’s John Gamble Stadium. The Lady Patriots amassed 123 points to 52.5 for Shelby, 48.5 for Crest and 3 for Burns. The Patriots scored 126 points to 62 for Crest, 30 for Burns and 10 for Shelby. The Lady Patriots won the first 10 events and 12 of the 15 events overall. In fact, the only non-KM player to win an event was Ladeja Anderson of Shelby who won the 800, 1600 and 3200 meter runs. Tiffani Thompson, Gwen Hopper and Jamiah Pressley each won two events for the KM ladies. Thompson won the discus (69-7) and shot (23-5), Hopper won the long jump (14-0) and triple jump (28-4), and Pressley won the 55-meter hurdles (10.04) and the 200 meters (29.21). Makeia Seright won the high jump (4-4), Tineshia Merriman won the 100 meters (13.78), and KM won the 400 (57.08), 800 (2:05.64) and 1600 (4:58) meter relays. Finishing second for KM were Myles in the long jump, Seright in the 55-meter hurdles, Adams in the 200 meters and Hamrick in the 800 meters. Third were Hamrick in the triple jump, Maddison Hoyle in the 100 meters, Pressley in the 200 meters, Grant in the 400 meters, and Roberts in the 800 meters. The KM boys won 12 of the 15 events, including the 800 and 1600 meter relays. Individual winners were Bryan Sanders in the shot (412), Zavier Roberts in the triple jump (33-7), Darien McClain See PATRIOTS, 4B


Samuel Dabney of Kings Mountain competes in the high jump during Wednesday's Cleveland County Middle School Track Meet at KM's John Gamble Stadium.

KM still unbeaten at home with wins over North, Hickory


Kings Mountain's Gary Bennett pulls into third on a North Gaston wild pitch in last week's game at Lancaster Field.

Kings Mountain’s Mountaineers kept their undefeated home record intact last week with a 3-0 win over North Gaston on Tuesday and a 4-0 victory over Hickory Thursday. Good pitching by seniors Dallas Conner and Jonathan Borchert, good defense and timely hitting were the keys as Eric King’s Mountaineers improved to 6-0 at Lancaster Field and 9-3 overall. Conner pitched a fourhitter and struck out eight in a big win over North Gaston Tuesday. The two teams entered the game in a four-way tie for second place in the Big South 3A. North Gaston’s Brandon Bridges also did a good job on the mound, surrendering only one hit over the first three innings before the Mountaineers chased him by scoring all three of their runs in the fourth inning. Up until that point Bridges had sent four


Kings Mountain Middle's Maddison Hoyle (center) competes in the hurdles in Wednesday's Cleveland County Track Meet at Gamble Stadium.

Sports This Week Wednesday, April 4 5 p.m. - High school soccer, South Point at Kings Mountain (JV/V doubleheader). Thursday, April 5 4 p.m. - High school track, Cleveland County Meet at Shelby. 4 p.m. - High school tennis, North Gaston at Kings Mountain. 4 p.m. - Middle school baseball, West Lincoln at Kings Mountain. 6 p.m. - High school softball, South Point at Kings Mountain. 7 p.m. - High school baseball,

South Point at Kings Mountain. 7 p.m. - JV baseball, Kings Mountain at South Point. Monday, April 9 TBA - High school baseball, Kings Mountain in Easter Tournament at Shelby (continues all week). Tuesday, April 10 TBA - High school softball, Kings Mountain in Cherryville Tournament (continues through Thursday).

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Mountaineers blast North 12-1 for third Big South 3A victory Kings Mountain broke a 1-1 tie with four runs in the third inning and rolled to a 12-1 victory over North Gaston in a Big South 3A Conference softball game Tuesday night at KM’s Lancaster Field #3. It was the third straight conference win for Craig Short’s ladies. The Lady Mountaineers scored four runs in the sixth to end the game on the 10-run mercy rule. Southpaw Reagan Childers pitched the first five innings to get the win. She gave up only three hits, and two of those came in the third inning when the Lady Wildcats scored their only run. Childers struck out eight. Shea Cogdell came over from first base to pitch the final inning, striking out two of the three batters she faced. Kings Mountain grabbed a 1-0 lead in the second inning when Molly Short reached on an error, was sacrificed to second by Amber Goins and scored on Cogdell’s double to deep center. Childers’ single to right sparked the four-run rally in the third which proved to be all the runs the Mountaineers would need to nail down the win. With two outs, Emily Hester broke See LADY MOUNTAINEERS, 4B GARY STEWART / HERALD

Sarah Scism, running for pitcher Reagan Childers, scores the go-ahead run in the third inning for Kings Mountain in Tuesday's big 12-1 win over North Gaston.

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Kings Mountain High senior Matt Turner, center, Monday signed to play college football at Guilford College in Greensboro. He is pictured with his parents, Keisha and Brent Turner. Standing, left to right, KMHS athletic director Dustin Morehead, line coach Kevin Cruise, head coach Greg Llioyd and assistant principal Mickey Morehead.


Kings Mountain High senior Shelton Price, left, Monday signed to play football at Brevard College. Seated with Price is his line coach, Kevin Cruise. Back row, left to right, are KMHS athletic director Dustin Morehead, head football coach Greg Lloyd, and assistant principal Mickey Morehead.

Robbs, Price to Brevard; Turner to play at Guilford


Kings Mountain High football standout John Robbs Monday signed to play with the Brevard College Tornadoes. Robbs is seated with his father, John Robbs Sr. Standing, left to right, are KMHS AD Dustin Morehead, line coach Kevin Cruise, head coach Greg Lloyd and assistant principal Mickey Morehead.

Crest hands KM first loss in BSC Kings Mountain High’s softball team suffered its first Big South 3A Conference loss Thursday at Crest, 6-1. The defending champion Lady Chargers broke open a close game with four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to improve to 3-0 in the BSC and 51 overall. KM fell to 3-1 in the BSC and 3-4 overall. The early innings featured a pitching duel between two of the top hurlers around, right hander Emily Kale of the Chargers and southpaw Reagan Childers of the Mountaineers.

But the Chargers put together four consecutive hits to score four runs and break open a 2-1 game in the fifth. Childers went the distance for the Mountaineers, surrendering 10 hits and striking out five. Summer Kale led the Chargers with three hits. The KM ladies managed only five hits against Emily Kale. Caitlyn Braunns went 2-for-3 and drove in KM’s only run in the third inning. Childers, Leah Herndon and Amber Goins had one hit each.

Stoney Jackson Mission Golf Tourney April 14 The sixth annual Stoney Jackson Mission Golf Tournament will be played April 14 at Kings Mountain

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Three Kings Mountain High football standouts Monday signed to play college football. Fullback John Robbs and offensive lineman Shelton Price signed with Brevard College, and offensive lineman Matt Turner inked with the Guilford Quakers. Kings Mountain High has now had five seniors to sign to continue their football careers in college. Ed Hopper and Edward Blackburn previously signed to play at UNC-Pembroke and Lenoir-Rhyne, respectively. Mountaineer head coach Greg Lloyd said he expects all three to make an impact at the next level. “Brevard got a topnotch fullback in John Robbs,” Lloyd noted. “That’s his best position. They run a flex bone like South Point and John will fit in very well. He is extremely strong.” Robbs was a fouryear varsity player with the Mountaineers. For most of his first three years his biggest contribution was on defense, where he was one of the area’s best linebackers. His senior season, he was slated to be a twoway player. After the third game of the year he was moved solely to fullback and finished the season with 311 carries for 1,428 yards, the fifth highest single season total in school history. Robbs says he is happy to have the opportunity to continue his


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teammates at Brevard. Kelvin Jeter, a sophomore, and Tyrecas Jeter, a freshman, are slot backs for the Tornadoes. Lloyd also sees a great future for Turner at Guilford. Turner said he also considered Brevard but felt like Guilford was a better choice for him. “Matt can play guard or center, which he did for us,” Coach Lloyd said. “He is very versatile. He is very strong. He squats 625 pounds. He is ready physically and mentally. He is very smart and will get a very good education there. I am excited for him.” Turner is a battler, too. During his career he suffered knee injuries that would have made the average player look to something other than football. But through his determination and love for the game he bounced back every time. He said he loved the Guilford campus the minute he first saw it. “It’s really old,” he said. “It looks really nice. And they have a very good stadium.” Turner will be joining former Mountaineer teammate Shelton Watson at the Greensboro school. Watson, a freshman, started for the Quakers at defensive back last fall and recorded 24 tackles, including 18 solo tackles. Turner said he will be working hard over the summer because the Quaker coaches indicated he has a shot at playing as a freshman.

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playing career. “This was the only offer I received,” he noted. “They seemed really interested in me. I went to a lot of other schools and tried out but Brevard was the first one that offered.” Robbs said he likes the Tornadoes’ football program, and the campus. “I visited up there and really enjoyed it,” he said. “It is nice. The scenery is nice and the people are nice.” Robbs and Price hope to be key factors in the Tornadoes building a strong football tradition. The school has only been playing football for five years and had a 7-4 season in 2010 before slacking off to 3-8 in 2011. The Tornadoes’ offense is also suited for Price, Coach Lloyd said. “Shelton is a very good run blocker,” he said. “He is a very good down blocker. He is super aggressive and has great feet.” Like Robbs, Price said he likes the atmosphere at Brevard. Price played one year of football at Forestview High in Gastonia before transferring to KMHS for his final two years. He made tremendous improvement between his junior and senior seasons. “I just decided I want to be the best I could be and I worked on it on and off the field,” he said. Price will join two of his former Forestview

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BATTER UP! Over 300 step up to the plate in pre-season tourney


The Kings Mountain YMCA officially opened its baseball season Sunday with pre-season tournaments in the 9-10 and 1112 age brackets. Over 300 youngsters are participating in spring sports at the Y. Tournament action continues through Thursday night.

Mountaineers fall to Crest Kevin Mack story on web

Kings Mountain dropped a 3-2 decision to Crest in a Big South 3A game Thursday in Boiling Springs. The victory kept Crest in a tie for second place in the BSC with Forestview with 4-1 records and dropped the Mountaineers into a tie with North Gaston for fourth place with 3-2 records. The Mountaineers managed only six hits against Crest pitchers Michael Thompson and Nick Triplett. Heath King started for the Mountaineers and suffered his first loss of the season. He worked 3.2 innings, giving up

six hits and fanning three. Wil Sellers pitched the final 2.1 innings, retiring all seven batters he faced, including four on strikeouts. Kings Mountain grabbed a 1-0 lead in the top of the first on a sacrifice fly by Alex Reynolds, but Crest came back to score two in the third and one in the fourth to go up 3-1. KM’s final run came in the sixth on an error. Sellers, King, Mitchell Cloninger, Chris Webster, Trey Fulbright and Gary Bennett had a hit apiece for the Mountaineers.

KM Touchdown Club golf tourney April 27 The sixth annual Kings Mountain Touchdown Club Golf Tournament will be played Friday, April 27 at Kings Mountain Country Club. A meal will be served at 11:30 a.m. followed by a 1 p.m. shotgun start. The first 30 teams to enter will

be accepted. Entry fee is $60 per player and includes one mulligan and one red tee. Door prizes and hole sponsorships are still needed. For more information call Larry Hamrick Jr. at Warlick and Hamrick Associates at 704-7393611.

A large portion of the proceeds from the golf tournament will go toward the KMHS athletic facilities project. The Touchdown Club recently started a $1.3 million fund and pledge drive to raise funds for a new field house, press box and concession stands/restrooms at John Gamble Stadium.

JV kickers blank Crest Chargers Kings Mountain High’s JV soccer team shutout Crest 1-0 in a Big South match Tuesday.

Erin Neisler scored the only goal. Crest won the varsity match 6-0.

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over Shelby at John Gamble Stadium in 1979, interviews with some of Mack's former coaches and others who followed his career, as well as a clip where Mack addresses current KMHS football players in the Mountaineer weight room. Mack was the leading rusher on KM’s 1979 football team which was one of the best in school history. He played on Clemson’s 1982 national championship team and was AFC Rookie of the Year in 1984 when he broke Jim Brown’s rookie rushing record with the Browns. Mack was in the inaugural class of inductees in the Kings Mountain Sports Hall of Fame in 1988.

JV Mountaineers 3-0 in recent games Kings Mountain High’s JV baseball team won all three of its games last week, defeating North Gaston 13-3 and Crest 6-5 in Big South Conference games and Hickory 7-5 in a non-conference outing. Alex Grooms pitched four scoreless innings for the Mountaineers in Tuesday‘s 6-inning win over North Gaston. He gave up only two hits and fanned seven batters. Landon Bolin pitched one inning

of relief and also led the team in hitting with 3-for-4, including a triple and two runs batted in. Grooms went 2-for-3. The Mountaineers went out of conference Thursday and trimmed Hickory 7-5 on the road. Brandon Bell pitched the first two innings. He gave up only two runs and one hit. Jacob Lainhart worked three innings, and Zach Hegler came on to

pitch the final two and earn a save. Every player in the Mountaineer lineup had at least one hit in a 13-hit attack. Bolin, Grooms, Logan Stevens and Daniel Barrett each had two. Grooms got the win again Friday in a rain-shorted -inning win over Crest. He scattered three hits and struck out 12. Grooms and Colby Crisp led the plat attack with two hits each.

Patriots beaten 6-1 by North Lincoln

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Kings Mountain residents can read the story of Kevin Mack’s recent return home on the Cleveland Browns website. Go to and click on “Kevin Mack Returns Home.” The story can also be seen on the Kings Mountain Touchdown Club website at Members of the Browns media department are doing stories on many of their former players and how they got their start in football. The story includes game highlights of Mack's spectacular rushing night in a 27-0 victory

Matt Absher pitched a twohitter and struck out seven over six innings, but Kings Mountain Middle committed six errors and fell to North Lincoln 6-1 in a TriCounty Conference game Thursday. Will Wilson pitched the final inning, giving up two hits and

fanning one. North Lincoln took advantage of the KM miscues to score one run in the third, fourth and fifth innings, and two more in the sixth KM’s only run came in the fifth. Madisyn Bolin’s two-out single to right drove in Omar

Petty from second base. Wilson, Petty and Jarret Ledford also had a hit for the Patriots. Kings Mountain will host West Lincoln Thursday and Burns Monday to end the season.

JVs tie Jaguars, varsity falls 2-1 Both games went down to the wire in a soccer doubleheader between Kings Mountain and Forestview Monday night at Forestview. The JV teams tied 1-1. Erin Neisler scored KM’s

goal off an assist from Hannah Chapman. Forestview’s girls won the nightcap 2-1 in overtime. Breanna Stevens scored KM’s goal off an assist from Awanda Rithiphong.

Alumni game set at KMHS Kings Mountain High School baseball and softball programs are looking for former players to compete in alumni games Saturday, April 21 at Lancaster Field. All former players are encouraged to register by April 7. The cost to each player is $35 and will include a team tshirt and hat.

The softball game will begin at 10 a.m. and the baseball game will begin at 2 p.m. For more information or to obtain a registration form, call Drew Fulton at 704-860-4068 or email Registration forms are also available from KMHS coaches.

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10-run first powers Patriots over Shelby Kings Mountain scored 10 runs in the first inning and rolled to a 13-1, 5-inning victory over Shelby in a TriCounty Conference non-division game Tuesday. The Patriots led off the top of the first with back-to-back walks to Brian

Lysek and Will Wilson and a two-run single by John Bell. Shelby committed seven errors and issued four walks in the first. Madisyn Bolin had a two-run single to help the cause. Shelby settled down after the first

inning and held the Patriots to three runs the rest of the way. Shelby had a total of 11 errors during the game, and KM committed only one. The Patriots had five hits and took advantage of five bases on balls.

Leading the KM team with one hit each were Colby Hughes, Bell, David Gamble, Bryson Bailey and Bolin. Palmer Davis and Bailey combined to pitch a 3-hitter, striking out five and not walking any.

LADY MOUNTAINEERS: blast North Gaston 12-1


Kings Mountain third baseman Emily Hester takes the throw from catcher Amber Goins as a North Gaston player steals third base in Big South game Tuesday at Lancaster Field #3. FROM Page 1B the tie with a double to left. Short followed with another double to left to drive home Hester, and Short scored when Goins singled to center. After a single by Cogdell, Emily Bell’s Texas Leaguer to short right field dropped in for a single to make the score 5-1.

The Mountaineers added three more in the fourth. Leah Herndon had an RBI double to left-center and the other two runs scored when Cogdell’s fly ball to left was dropped. Herndon’s infield hit got the four-run rally going in the sixth. Hester followed with a hit to left and Short beat out a bunt to load the

bases. Goins singled to center to drive in Herndon and Cogdell reached on a fielder’s choice when Hester was thrown out at the plate. Bell’s line drive single to left plated Goins and Kayla Skidmore ended the game on the 10-run rule with a tworun single to center.

Lefty Reagan Childers works on a 3-hit victory over North Gaston in Big South game Tuesday on the Mountaineers' diamond.

KM: sluggers remain unbeated at home

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

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

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Kings Mountain's Chris Webster slides into third base after a North Gaston throwing error on teammate Trey Fulbright's ground ball in last week's game at Lancaster Field. FROM Page 1B Mountaineers back to the dugout with their bats on their shoulder, and had given up only a two-out single to Chris Webster in the second. But in the bottom of the fourth, Mitchell Cloninger singled to center and moved around the bases on wild pitches to give the Mountaineers a 1-0 lead. Webster’s second single of the game made it 2-0 and Gary Bennett’s Texas Leaguer to left field rounded out the scoring. Borchert, who had made all of his previous pitching appearances in relief, silenced

the heavy Hickory batters in a complete game four-hitter Thursday afternoon. The senior right hander scattered four hits and struck out seven as the Mountaineer defense continued its solid play. Borchert walked only one batter. Heath King’s RBI single gave Borchert the only run he needed in the bottom of the first. Bennett’s sacrifice fly made it 2-0 in the fourth and Cloninger’s two-run home run closed out the scoring in the fifth. King led the Mountaineers with three hits and Wil Sellers added two. Conner, Webster, Gilliam and Bennett added one apiece.

PATRIOTS: double the field in county meet FROM Page 1B in the 100 meters (11.31). Chance Frederick in the 110 hurdles (14.13), Tyler Wells in the 200 meters (25.50), J’Air McCluney in the 400 meters, Demetrius Hall in the 800 meters (2:27) and Malik Banner in the 1600 meters (5:52)

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Finishing second were King in the high jump, Bell in the 110 hurdles, Burns in the 800 meters and Harmon in the 1600 meters. Third were Robbins in the 400 meters, Sanders in the 800 meters, Brooks in the 3200 meters, Green in the high jump, Bell in the discus, and Thomas in the 110 hurdles.

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Winners of last week's Spelling Bee at Grace Christian Academy are, left to right, seventh grader Isabelle Renn, fifth grader Lillie Renn and first grader Rachel Morgan. Isabelle beat out other contestants from 7th-11th grade. Lillie competed against students in 4-6th grades. And Rachel was the final champion in a contest between grades 1-3.

Tickets on sale for Hall of Fame Tickets for the 25th anniversary Kings Mountain Sports Hall of Fame banquet and induction ceremony are on sale. Tickets are $15 each and are available from all members of the Hall of Fame committee.

The ceremony is Saturday, May 12 at 6 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church. This year’s inductees include Chris Johnson, Kendrick Bell, Stephen Fisher, and Suzanne Grayson.

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

Club Meetings Kings Mountain Rotary Club - Every Thursday, noon, at the Kings Mountain Patrick Senior Center, 909 E. King St. – Southern Arts Society – Meets every first Tuesday of the month at the KM Art Center (Old Depot), 301 N. Piedmont Ave. Social time is at 6:30 p.m. and the program is at 7 p.m. Visitors are welcome. – Shutter Light Group – (Photography club) meets every third Tuesday of each month at the KM Art Center (Old Depot), 301 N. Piedmont Ave. Social time is at 6:30 p.m. and the program is at 7 p.m. Visitors are welcome. – Kings Mountain Woman’s Club – Meets the 4th Monday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Kings Mountain’s Woman’s Club, East Mountain Street. – Executive Board for Kings Mountain’s Woman’s Club – Meets the 2nd Monday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Kings Mountain’s Woman’s Club, East Mountain Street. – Military Support Group – Meets every fourth Thursday of every month at Central United Methodist Church. – In country Vietnam veterans breakfast group – Meets the 2nd Monday of every month, 9 a.m., at Mountain View Restaurant in Kings Mountain. Contact Steve Brown at 704-739-2725 for more information. – Shelby Kiwanis Club – meets every first and third Thursday of the month, noon, at the Cleveland Country Club. Open to men and women 18 and older. Contact Martha Bivins at 704-484-0100. – Community Trustee Council Meetings for 2012: Thursday, April 19, 5 p.m. at Cleveland Regional Medical Center Thursday, May 31, 5 p.m. at Kings Mountain Hospital Thursday, Aug. 2, 5 p.m. at Cleveland Regional Medical Center Thursday, Oct. 4, 5 p.m. at Kings Mountain Hospital Thursday, Dec. 20, 5 p.m. at Cleveland Regional Medical Center

Hospice Spring Memorial Service – Patients that have died Sept. 1, 2011 through Feb. 29, 2012 will be remembered. Sunday, April 15, 2 p.m. at Elizabeth Baptist Church, 301 N. Post Rd., Shelby. National Healthcare Decisions Day – Monday, April 16 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Information and someone to assist you will be available at the following locations: Cleveland Mall, Cleveland Regional Medical Center and Patrick Senior Center. For more information please contact Len Byers at 980487-3855. Memory bear workshop – Tuesday, April 17, 9 a.m. – noon or 4 – 7 p.m. at Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Dr., Shelby. Participants will have the opportunity to make a teddy bear out of a loved one’s shirt or other article of clothing. Children are welcome if accompanied by an adult. Please RSVP to 704-487-4677 ext. 166 if you plan to attend at 704-487-4677.

Arts & Entertainment Printmaking Vol. 1 - April 1-30, featuring the works of artist Carl Childs, 301 N. Piedmont Ave. Justin Harper in concert - Friday, April 6, 6:30 p.m., Owl’s Eye Winery, 1414 Metcalf Rd., Shelby. No charge for admission. Guitarist / songwriter, Justin Harper, Cleveland County native, will perform for one of Owl’s Eyes Wine Down Friday concert events.

Senior Center Events All events, unless otherwise listed will be

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at the Patrick Senior Center, 909 E. King St., Kings Mountain. Tax Assistance Schedule – Appointments will resume the first Friday in April. Morning appointments begin at 9 a.m. and scheduled at 60-minute intervals. Last appointments will be scheduled at 1 p.m. They will have 2 slots at each appointment time. Appointments should be scheduled at front desk.

Classes All classes are held in the Community Room of the Mauney Memorial Library, 100 South Piedmont Avenue, Kings Mountain, NC 28086. All classes are free. All classes start @ 3:30-5PM April: Thursday 5th: Computer Tuesday 17th: internet Thursday 19th: Ebay Tuesday 24th: resume Call today to reserve your place. 704-7392371 main desk

Arts Council Events The following are upcoming classes at the Cleveland County Arts Council, 111 S. Washington Street, Shelby. Contact 704-4842787 to register for classes. Lets Face It – Thursday, April 5, 5:30 – 8 p.m. with Corine Guesman for $35 per student. Have a fun evening designing and painting your own ceramic wine goblet, sampling each other’s favorite wine and sharing conversation. Class includes an unpainted wine goblet, instruction, underglazes, glazing and firing. Wear old clothes; bring a small towel, a bottle of your favorite wine and if you wish ... a snack to share. Additional wine goblet may be purchased & painted for $8. The class size is a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 10. Watercolor Greeting Cards – Thursday, April 5 10 a.m. – noon or 6 – 8 p.m. with Terrie Melton for $35 per person and a $5 material fee paid to the instructor. Design and create up to three watercolor greeting cards. Learn how to apply and mix individual shades of color and layer colors to create unique designs for your cards. The class size is a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 10. “Mystery Art” Exhibit & Sale - March 29 - April 12; Mon. – Fri. 9 – 5:30 p.m.; Opening Reception: March 29, 5:30 7:30 p.m. This is your chance to purchase “mini-masterpieces” by local artists. The catch is, you won’t know who created the work until after you purchase it. Join us for one of our annual favorite events, a whodone-it of miniature proportions. New this year – a gambler’s sale! The price goes down during the exhibit but if you wait too long the piece you want might be gone! Cleveland County Arts Council, 704-484-2787, 111 S. Washington Street, Shelby,

Art at the Depot Stupid Creature Stuffed Toy Class – Saturdays, through April 14, 10-noon, Southern Arts Society’s Art Depot, 301 N. Piedmont Ave. John Murphy will lead a class on making creatures from socks and old clothing. Price for the class, $45. 704-739-5585. Events are Free and at the Depot unless

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Library Events All events, unless other wise listed will be at the Mauney Memorial Library, 100 South Piedmont Avenue, Kings Mountain. Preschool Storytime – Tuesdays, 10 a.m., 3-5 years old, and Thursdays, 10 a.m., 2 years and under, at Mauney Memorial Library, in the Community Room. Call 704739-2371 and choose option 2 for more information.

KM Community Lenten Ser vice Schedule All services are open to the public. April 5 – “Maundy Thursday”, 7 p.m. a joint worship service with Resurrection Lutheran Church, 600 Crescent Circle. Pastor Hobby Outen will perform the sermon and there will be combined choirs and Holy Communion. April 6 – “Good Friday”, 7 p.m. a joint tenebrae service with Resurrection Lutheran Church at St. Matthew’s, 201 N. Piedmont Ave. There will be a procession of the rugged cross, combined choirs and a sermon on the seven last statements of Christ from the cross with reflections and hymns on each silent recession of the rugged cross. April 8 – “Easter Service”, 11 a.m. is an Easter Festival Service at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 201 N. Piedmont Ave. Holy Communion and a sermon on “Christ is Risen!” The Sunrise Service will be at the “cross” in Mountain Rest Cemetery with Rev. Jeff Hensley of Kings Mountain Baptist Church bringing the message.

Action at the Y All events, unless otherwise listed will be at the Kings Mountain YMCA, 211 Cleveland Ave. Healthy Kids Day – KM Family YMCA is celebrating Healthy Kids Day with a free community event on April 28 for kids and families, in partnership with the Kings Mountain Gateway 5K, 10K, run, walk and fun run. For more information about Healthy Kids Day, contact the Kings Mountain Family YMCA at 704-669-3680 or visit For more information about the Kings Mountain Gateway 5K/10K visit

Special Events City Easter Egg Hunt – April 7, 10 a.m., children’s playground at the Kings Mountain Family YMCA, 211 Cleveland Ave. Free, all invited. Petting zoo, games, storytelling, egg hunt, visit with Easter Bunny. Events with Chef Marti Mongiello at The Inn of the Patriots Bed and Breakfast, 301 Cleveland Ave., Grover. - April 7, 2012: Ishmael Titus; Black American Hero of the Battle of Kings Mountain. Meet with the man himself, face to face, in his colonial camp. - April 7, 2012: DICKENS IN AMERICA! featuring Howard Burnham at 6 pm. Celebrating the Bicentennial of his birth in 1812. Sponsored by The Hatcher Hughes Pulitzer Prize Winning Theater.

Annual Easter Egg Roll – April 9, 11 a.m., at the Inn of the Patriots, 301 Cleveland Avenue, Grover. The hunt is held annually on the same historical day while the White House Easter Egg Roll occurs. This year will feature fun games, a “Most Decorated Spoon Contest” for kids 14 and under and the hunt for eggs will include a complete collector’s edition, five-piece wooden set of 2012 official White House Easter eggs, eggs filled with coin, cash, candy and two eggs with one hundred dollar bills inside. 4th Annual KMHM Spring Fling – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 14 at the Kings Mountain Historical Museum in the museum commons to experience days gone by. For more information please call the Kings Mountain Historical Museum at 704739-1019 or visit us online at - An encampment of re-enactors from the North Carolina 38th Troop will be on hand to discuss a soldier’s life during the Civil War, as well as demonstrate a few militia drills. - Starting at 11AM, Mark Hughes, author of The Civil War Handbook: Facts and Photos for Readers of All Ages will be signing copies of his book, available that day in the KMHM Gift shop. - The Log Cabin String Band will be entertaining us with traditional old-time tunes from 11AM – 1PM. - Both the Robert Barber House and George Washington Cornwell House will be open for tours. Refreshments will be available for purchase during the day; as well as other books, artwork, and novelties sold in our Gift Shop. The Kings Mountain Historical Museum is only able to accept cash and checks for purchases at this time. Zumba Fitness class – Every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at East Gold St. Wesleyan Church Family Life Center, 701 East Gold Street, KM. Call Renee at 704-964-7235 for more information.

Cleveland County Schools Calendar – April 21 at 9 a.m.: Elementary Fun Run at Shelby High (Rain date May 5) – April 26: Science for a Day – Cleveland County Fairgrounds – May 3 at 6:30 p.m.: Senior Scholars Banquet at GWU Porter Arena – May 10 at 6:30 p.m.: Bus Drivers’ Banquet at Shelby Middle Cafeteria – May 22 at 6:30 p.m.: CECHS Graduation in Petty Amphitheater – May 24 at 6 p.m.: Retirees’ Dinner at Aldersgate UM Church – June 6 at 7 p.m.: Shelby High Graduation at GWU Porter Arena – June 7 at 7 p.m.: Burns High Graduation at GWI Porter Arena – June 8 at 7 p.m.: Crest High Graduation at GWU Porter Arena – June 8 at 7 p.m.: Kings Mountain Graduation at KM High Gateway 5K / 10K Race, Walk & Fun Run – April 28, 8 a.m., 807 S. Battleground Ave. Registration forms can be picked up at J Oliver’s, the KM YMCA, KM Chamber office, Alliance Bank. Athletes can register online at Proceeds from the Gateway 5K / 10K race benefit the Kings Mountain Gateway Trails. All donations are tax deductible.

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Legals STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified as Administrator of the Estate of Dayta Gram Smarr, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the said estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned Draylon Holland, Administrator on or before the 14thh day of June, 2012 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations, indebted to the said estate will please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the14th day of March, 2012. Draylon Holland, Administrator 1078 Mountain Crest Drive Kings Mountain, NC, 28086 KMH3421 (3/14, 21, 28 & 4/04/12)

CITY OF KINGS MOUNTAIN NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PLANNING BOARD MEETING – TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2012 – 5:30 PM CITY COUNCIL MEETING - TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012 - 6:00 PM CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS CITY HALL CASE NO. CUR-1-312 Greenway Development Company, LLC is requesting to rezone property located approximately at the 800 block of E. King Street from General Business (G-B) to Conditional Use R-6 (CUR-6)). The property may also be identified as Tax Map KM 29, Block 2, Lot 7U or Cleveland County PIN 8879. CASE NO. CUR-2-312 William Jerry Hamby is requesting to rezone property located approximately at 114 and 120 Heatherton Lane from Residential R10 to Conditional Use Residential R20 (CUR-R-20). The property may also be identified as Tax Map 4-27, Block 1, Lots 34 & 35 or Cleveland County PIN(s) 54954 & 54955. A list of uses permitted in the specific applications may be obtained at the Planning Department or you may call 704-7344595 for additional information. You are welcome to attend the Planning and Zoning Board meeting on April 10, 2012 at 5:30 pm and the City Council Public Hearing on April 24, 2012 at 6:00 pm to express your opinion on the applications. KMH3427 (3/28/12 & 4/4/12) NOTICE OF DATES AND OFFICES PERTINENT TO THE MAY 2012 PRIMARY ELECTIONS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to G.S. 163-33 (8), that the VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE for the May 8th, 2012 PRIMARY ELECTIONS is FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2012. If a SECOND PRIMARY is required, it will be conducted either on TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2012 or TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2012. The voter registration deadline for the Second Primary is FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2012. The following offices will be submitted to the voters of Cleveland County on TUESDAY, MAY 8,


2012: Democrat Party Primary: PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE US CONGRESS DISTRICT 10 GOVERNOR LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER OF LABOR TREASURER REGISTER OF DEEDS Republican Party Primary: PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE US CONGRESS DISTRICT 10 GOVERNOR LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR AUDITOR COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE NC SECRETARY OF STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION TREASURER NC HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES DISTRICT 110 CLEVELAND COUNTY COMMISSIONER (3 SEATS) Libertarian Party Primary: PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE A Constitutional Amendment will be presented to the voters in North Carolina during the May 8, 2012 Primary Elections. The wording is as follows: Constitutional Amendment to provide that marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State. The Choices for voting are: FOR AND AGAINST ABSENTEE VOTING will be permitted for these elections. Absentee voting period is to begin FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2012. "ONESTOP/NO EXCUSE" ABSENTEE VOTING shall begin on THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2012 from 8:00 A.M. until 6:00 P.M. and continue every day from 8:00 – 6:00 through SATURDAY, MAY 5, 2012 until 1:00 P.M. OneStop voting will also occur on Saturday, April 28, 2012 from 8:00 A.M. until 3:00 P.M. The CCBOE will be closed on April 21, 22, 29, 2012. “ONESTOP/NO EXCUSE” ABSENTEE VOTING SHALL TAKE PLACE IN THE BASEMENT OF THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS OFFICES, 215 PATTON DRIVE, SHELBY, N.C. ON ELECTION DAY: THE POLLS will be open from 6:30 A.M. until 7:30 P.M. on the day of the PRIMARY ELECTIONS. All polling sites in the County will be open. All precincts have the same polling sites

as of the last election EXCEPT P O L K V I L L E PRECINCT. The new polling site for this precinct will now be the POLKVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT, 4315 POLKVILLE ROAD, POLKVILLE, N.C. . For questions, please contact the Cleveland County Board of Elections: 704-484-4858, or refer to the web site: The designated H A N D I C A P POLLING SITE for Cleveland County is the CLEVELAND COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS OFFICE, 215 Patton Drive. This is the 2nd day of March, 2012. CLEVELAND COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS KMH3426 (4/04 & 11//2012) 12 SP 47 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE, North Carolina, Cleveland County Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Jonathan B. Pharr and wife, Patricia H. Pharr aka Penny H. Pharr dated May 31, 2007 to BB&T Collateral Service Corporation, Trustee for Branch Banking and Trust Company, recorded in Book 1525, Page 2309, Cleveland County Registry; default having been made in payment of the indebtedness thereby secured; and the necessary findings to permit foreclosure having been made by the Clerk of Superior Court of Cleveland County, North Carolina; the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, the property conveyed in said deed of trust, the same lying and being in the County of Cleveland and State of North Carolina, and more particularly described as follows: Lying and being in No. 7 Township, Cleveland County, North Carolina, and being Lots Nos. 101 to 108, inclusive, as shown on plat of the Fancrowder Subdivision, which plat is of record in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Cleveland County, North Carolina, in Book of Plats 8 at Page 30. Permanent Parcel Number: 30698 Property Address: 1119 Cherry Mountain Road, Shelby, NC 28150 Date of Sale: April 12, 2012 at 10:30AM Location of Sale: Cleveland County Courthouse Record Owner(s): Jonathan B. Pharr and Patricia H. Pharr

aka Penny H. Pharr TERMS OF THE SALE: (1) This sale will be made subject to: (a) all prior liens, encumbrances, easem e n t s , right-of-ways, restrictive covenants or other restrictions of record affecting the property; (b) property taxes and assessments for the year in which the sale occurs, as well as any prior years; (c) federal tax liens with respect to which proper notice was not given to the Internal Revenue Service; and (d) federal tax liens to which proper notice was given to the Internal Revenue Service and to which the right of redemption applies. (2) The property is being sold "as is". Neither the beneficiary of the deed of trust, nor the undersigned Substitute Trustee, makes any warranties or representations concerning the property, including but not limited to, the physical or environmental condition of the property. Further, the undersigned Substitute Trustee makes no title warranties with respect to the title to the property. (3) The highest bidder will be responsible for the payment of revenue stamps payable to the Register of Deeds and any final court and/or auditing fees payable to the Clerk of Superior Court which are assessed on the high bid resulting from this foreclosure sale. (4) At the time of the sale, the highest bidder will be required to make a cash deposit of five percent (5%) of the bid, or $750.00, whichever is greater, with the remaining balance of the bid amount to be paid on the day following the expiration of the applicable ten (10) day upset bid period. (5) 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. (6) An order for possession of the property being sold 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

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Career Day at KMMS

KMMS kickers beat N. Lincoln Kings Mountain shutout North Lincoln 3-0 in a Tri-County Middle School soccer game Thursday. Lauren Dellinger led the Lady Pa-

triots with two goals. Sara Pasour scored the other. Ashley Rhom recorded the shutout in goal.

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Dr. Brad King, a Pharmacist from KM Pharmacy, speaks to Mr. Skibo's class about his career. Last Thursday, Kings Mountain Middle School had some special visitors for their annual career day. With a huge success of presenters the day kicked off with a bang. Presenters included: Ron Dickerson, Jr., head football coach at Gardner-Webb University, presented the opening assembly; Dr. Bruce Boyle, superintendent of Cleveland County Schools; Mr. Stephen Fisher, Director of Administrative Services for Cleveland County Schools; Mrs. Diane

Byrum, a critical care nurse; Mr. Bill Byrum, a nuclear health physicist; Mr. Dale Greene and Mr. Christopher Greene, Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Officers; Mr. Eddie Lovingood, from the Gastonia Police Department; Dr. Andrew Hollifield, dentist from Kings Mountain; Dr. Brad King, pharmicist at KM Pharmacy; Mr. Antoine Sadler, truck driver for Walmart, corp.; Mr. Mike Lambert of JLM Contractors; Mr. Garry Eller, professional photographer; Ms. Misty Barrier, a nurse practioner;

and Mr. Maury Williams and Mr. Wesley Stiles, from the Army National Guard. Ruth Bell was in charge of the events for the day. "I am absolutely thrilled with the success of our Career Day," Bell said. "We had awesome presenters and the students seemed to be really receptive to the experience. Our students, our school faculty and staff, and the presenters all worked together to make the day a great learning experience!"

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Kings Mountain swept a sixteam track meet Thursday at John Gamble Stadium. The KM women won their fifth straight meet and ran their overall record to 16-0. They tallied 190 points to out-distance Forestview with 101, North Gaston 71, South Point 64, Burns 60 and Hunter Huss 53. The Mountaineers won with 148 points to 128 for Forestview. Huss was third with 87, followed by South Point 82, North Gaston 77 and Burns 49. Kings Mountain’s Tyquassia Mackey qualified for the Western Regionals in the 100 meter dash, finishing second in 12.76 seconds. Jackie Reid of North Gaston qualified in the 100 meters, 200 meters and triple jump. Former KM athlete Britnee Roberts of Forestview qualified in the 100 meter run and long jump. Cassie Morton led the KM ladies with first place finishes in the 1600 meter run (5:52) and the 800 meter run (2:40). Mackenzie Smith won the 3200 meter run in 13:38, Kristin Dawkins won the discus (75’1”) and Shakiya Stephens won the shot put (28’7.5”). Adrienne Green, Amma Boakye, Katherene Holmes and Alyssa White won the 4x400 meter relay in 4:31 and Mackenzie Smith, Annamarie Fulbright, Morton and Radhika Patel won the 4x800 meter relay in 11:28. Finishing second for the KM ladies were Chelsea George in the 100 meter hurdles, Mackey in the 100 meter dash, Akua Adams, Smith, Betzaira Saenz and Mackey in the 4x100 meter relay, Giermenski in the 800 meter run, Sarah Scism in the triple jump, Aneisy Cardo in the



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