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Softball facility, gym, robotics get school funding The Cleveland County Board of Education on Monday approved spending $297,000 to build a new ladies’ softball field house at Kings Mountain High School. The move comes after a Title IX audit found the school did not offer equal facilities to male and female student athletes. School administrators had opened construction bids for the project in late March. It was not clear when construction on the facility, which is situated between the baseball and softball fields, would begin. The bulk of the cost — $269,500 – will go to general contracting, with the balance slated for architect fees, dressing room lockers, benches and printing. The board also gave the green light for spending around $130,000 for renovations to the Kings Mountain Middle School gymnasium. A new wooden floor will replace a worn out rubber one at a cost of a little more than $71,000. The second largest part of the expenditure is replacing 12 rows of bleachers for slightly more than $55,000. Part of the renovation costs also includes removing and replacing the bleachers and adjustments made to the court’s basketball


It will be a weekend of barbeque in Kings Mountain as nearly 70 teams from around the Carolinas, Virginia and as far away as Florida and Maryland pull into town to vie for the North Carolina Firehouse Barbeque State Championship. The 18th annual Firehouse CookOff is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society, which is supplying more than 70 trained and certified judges. Those judges will grade the delicacies in four categories — appearance, taste, tenderness and overall impression. The deadline for registering for the competition is 5 p.m. Friday.

“We’re at a size we like – it’s very manageable,� said Kings Mountain Fire Chief Frank Burns. “But we won’t turn anyone away.� The registration fee is $300 after April 1. The prize money for the best cooks is as savory as the meats at this year’s contest. The State Champion – the team that gets the highest combined score for beef brisket, pork ribs, pork (shoulder or butt) and poultry – is $4,000. Second place pays $1,000. First place in each of the four categories pays $550, with second, third, fourth and fifth collecting $300, $200, $150 and $100, respectively. The highest placing team from Cleveland County will also pick up a $100 prize. Judging for the State See FIREHOUSE BBQ, 4A

Hundreds of children are expected at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Mayor Rick Murphrey Children’s Park at the YMCA on Cleveland Avenue for the city’s annual Easter Egg Hunt to greet the Easter Bunny who will arrive in a city fire truck. “We invite children to bring their baskets and fill them up with hundreds of colorful eggs that the Easter bunny will hide,’’ says Ellis Noell, Events Director for the

Mayor Rick Murphrey presents the plaque that will be permanently displayed on the brick column at Shu Carlton Stadium. Formerly City Stadium, the stadium where Carlton’s teams began the great Mountaineer football tradition was dedicated Sunday. Looking on are George Harris, left, and Coach Carlton’s widow, Louise.


Moore tops for effectiveness A ranking of North Carolina lawmakers for effectiveness by the North Carolina Center for Public Research, a public policy think tank, has Rep. Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) in the number two spot. Rep. Only Speaker of the Tim Moore House Thom Tillis ranked higher than the Kings Mountain lawyer, who represents the 111th House District and is on the short list of seven legislators being mentioned as a possible candidate for the House’s top leadership post in 2015. Tillis is not seeking re-election as he runs for U. S. Senate. Moore is chairman of the powerful Rules Committee, which helps determine the flow of legislation to the House floor. Running for his seventh term in the NC House, he faces a Democratic challenge from Nick Carpenter of Shelby, immediate past chairman of the Cleveland County Democratic Party. Moore has said consistently that part of being effective comes from working together and that legislators from Gaston and Cleveland have formed a bond to make economic development and jobs high priority. The ranking of area legislators included: Rep. Kelly Hastings (R-Gaston/ portion of Cleveland) No. 74. Senator Warren Daniel (RCleveland/Burke) No. 28.

Children invited to annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday

If you noticed a familiar face on a recent WalMart TV commercial you were right, it was KM hometown girl Laura Beth Moss. The successful Broadway, film and TV actress is also a top-tier New York City real estate professional who grew up in Kings Mountain. She graduated from The University of North Carolina School of the Arts and went straight to the Big Apple. Laura Beth played the leading role of Amanda Corry on the former NBC soap opera, “Another World,â€? and was on Broadway in “Death of a Salesman.â€? She had an independent film released last year, Cloned. She has been on Law and Order and done many national commercials in her career. Moss was in town last week to introduce her fiancĂŠ, Evan

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Moss using experience from stage and screen to enrich lives Lozada, to her parents, Linda and Larry Moss, and to talk with them about a new direction her life is taking and share the good news that she hopes to start spending more time at home. “I want to give back to people,’’ said Laura, who attended Kings Mountain schools, completing her Senior year at N. C. School of the Arts at age 17 and then graduating from The University of North Carolina School of the Arts in’ 96. In order to begin her new journey, she became a Certified Integrative Life Coach through the International Association of Counselors and Therapists and went on to become a Certified Anger Management Specialist III (CAMS-III) as an Authorized Supervisor for the National Anger Management Association (NAMA). Laura is now a Diplomate with the NAMA and flys all over the world training men and women to


become specialists who help people deal with their anger. She teaches and gives trainings with Dr. Rich Pfeiffer, of Arizona, codirector and founder of Growth Central as well as president of NAMA. Dr. Pfeiffer is moving to

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YMCA, city partnership is a win-win A 14-year partnership between the City of Kings Mountain and the YMCA has taken recreation to a level it’s never been before. Obviously, Kings Mountain taxpayers are getting the bang from their buck for recreation. “It’s a win-win situation for citizens,’’ said Mayor Rick Murphrey and Kings Mountain Family YMCA Director Kevin Osborne Monday morning as they recounted how the recreation program has grown in Kings Mountain. Improved playing fields, the popular city swimming pool, the adjacent, renovated Mayor Rick Murphrey Children’s Park in the Jake Early Sports Complex, and the nearby city walking track all ad up to more amenities people enjoy. The Y – once the Kings Mountain Community Center - is operated seven days a week from 5 a.m.-9 p.m. and on all holidays except Christmas and Easter. Additionally, it serves a host of groups at no cost to them for meetings, a church which holds services on Sundays and Saturday nights, and the previous site for three voting sessions in the Y gymnasium. Last year some 419 people used the facility every day with over 150,000 visits



City of Kings Mountain. He said the children who find the three gold eggs hidden with hundreds of other eggs will receive $25 gift certificates from Toys R Us. “It’s a fun morning for children who can enjoy a petting zoo, baby bunnies, ducklings and peeps,’’ says Noell. Games, storytelling and other activities will be led by the staff of Mauney Memorial Library.

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Chat n Nibble celebrates 10 years Chat n Nibble, a Kings Mountain restaurant on N. Piedmont Ave., is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Julie and Jerry Yawn, owners and operators, said the firm will celebrate with patrons Tuesday by raffling t-shirts and door prizes and cutting a cake and serving it at lunch time.

The Yawns opened for business in the former Peggy’s Restaurant in 2004. Other employees are Sue Hardin, Sandy Chapman, Gwen Williams, Mike Towery, Robin Thompson and Susan Hamrick. The restaurant is open Monday through Friday from 6 a.m.-2 p.m. and on Saturday from 6 a.m.-1 p.m.

Cleveland County Democrats convene to hear candidates and gear up for campaign Cleveland County Democrats gathered in annual convention Saturday to cheer on their candidates and rally for a hard-fought general election in November. Robin Smith of Kings Mountain, elected new chair of the county party, pledged its commitment to helping Democratic candidates win across the ballot. “Meet the candidates� was a main theme of the convention, held at the County Office Building auditorium, and the program was led off by those on the Democratic ballot in the May 6 primary for the party’s nomination for district attorney and county coroner. Following them were unopposed Dem candidates who’ll be on the November ballot, focusing on the platforms they’ll take forward. Each received applause and “amens� to calls for high Dem turnout to win in this non-presidential election year. Smith was elected CCDP chair to serve the remaining year of Chair Nick Carpenter’s unexpired term. Carpenter, who’s a candidate for the N.C. House District 111 seat now held by Rep. Tim Moore of Kings Mountain, thanked Dems for the opportunity to serve and their support, encouraging them to continue working hard toward victory in November. Smith has been county party treasurer and a member of the officer team leading its Executive Committee. She also is one of the county party’s representatives on the N.C. Democratic Party Executive Committee. Active locally in support of the 2008 and 2012 general election campaigns, she was elected a state delegate to the 2012 National Democratic Convention in Charlotte. Founder and president of It Takes A Village Child Development Center in Kings Mountain, Smith earned a

Robin Smith master’s degree in management at Pepperdine University and served 15 years’ active duty in the U.S. Army in the United States and abroad, leaving active duty as a field-grade officer at the rank of major. With other veterans, she’s now in the U. S. Army Retired Reserves. The convention unanimously adopted resolutions on two issues. One is in support of public education in Cleveland County, asking legislators representing the county to support only legislation positively affecting public education. The other resolution is in support of the proposed Catawba Nation Economic Project in Kings Mountain, calling upon local governing bodies and organizations to advocate for it, asking that its federal application be approved, and asking the state of North Carolina to support the Catawba Nation Resort in the same way it supports the resort operated by the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation in western N.C. Two other resolutions were adopted unanimously in appreciation of the leadership and service of two longtime county Democrats—the late James W. Gold, a party leader and chair of the Shelby 7 Democratic precinct organization, and the late Lester (Les) Roark, former Shelby city councilman and mayor. Dwight Tessneer was called forward to hear a res-














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olution, unanimously adopted, in appreciation of his longtime service as county coroner, to the community, and to the party. He will conclude his current term in December, not running for re-election. Also recognized with certificates were Democratic precinct organizations meeting or exceeding their sustaining fund goals, and Pat Poston, party secretary who was presented the Chairman’s Award by Carpenter. Among the general election candidate speakers and offices sought were Tate MacQueen of Asheville, 10th District U. S. Congress; Emily B. Church of Valdese, N. C. state senate, District 46; and the following from Cleveland County: Mitzi M. Johnson, clerk of court; Alan B. Norman, sheriff; and Eddie Holbrook and Willie McIntosh, county commission. Fred Harrill spoke in behalf of Sen. Kay Hagan. Democratic primary candidates are John Bridges and Colin McWhirter for district attorney and, for coroner, Bruce Arton, Rick Garver, Tott Griffin, Randy Walker, and Tommy Carroll. Non-partisan judicial offices also are up for election this year, convention-goers were reminded. Several encouraged strong primary support for Justice Robin Hudson, running for re-election to the N. C. Supreme Court. In the 27B district of which Cleveland County is a part, District Judge Ali Paksoy, Jr.of Shelby is unopposed for the general election. More information:

Carwash fundraisers McClain Family Reunion will sponsor a car wash, hot dog sale and yard sale Saturday, April 19, from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. at Advanced Auto Parts, 512 E. King Street. Hotdog plates are $6 and include two hotdogs, baked beans, chips, cole slaw and a soda. If you donate $10 for the car wash the hotdog plate is free. People's Baptist Church will sponsor a car wash, yard sale on Saturday, April 26, at 9 a.m. at the church. The public is invited.

U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry (N.C.-10th district) is joined by brothers Alex Mauney, at left, and Charlie Mauney, during a tour of the brothers’ Southern Artisan Spirits in downtown Kings Mountain on Monday. It was McHenry’s first visit to the distillery, which since 2010 has been making gin for distribution in the U.S. and overseas. More recently, the company has added rye whiskey and barrel-aged gin to its product line. McHenry visited Pinnacle Classical Academy in Shelby to tour the school and speak with students later in the day

SCOUTS VISIT CITY HALL – Mayor Rick Murphrey welcomes Cub Scout Pack 93 from East Elementary School PTO to the city council chambers for a presentation and tour of Kings Mountain City Hall. The Scouts are working on their Webelos Citizens Activity pin. From left Webelos Scouts Tristin Hicklin, Mark Petrilli, Mayor Murphrey and Wolf Scout James Petrilli. Photo by ELLIS NOELL

â– POLICE ARRESTS APRIL 8: Eric Brenton Quetz Odems, 22, 110 Branchwood Circle. Felony possession with intent to sell, deliver marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, misdemeanor, $10,000 bond, secured. APRIL 9: Devin Lashawn Thompson, 22, 298 Crocker Rd., failure to appear, possession drug paraphernalia, failure to appear, stop light violation, $500 bond, secured. APRIL 9: David Scott Noblett, 32, Gastonia, 50B violation, resist, delay, obstruct, no bond. APRIL 13: Judith Groner Bradshaw, 53, 716 Bridges Dr., assault and battery. CITATIONS APRIL 10: Bruce Lee Thomas, 1700 Shelby Rd., no insurance, revoked tag. INCIDENTS MARCH 31: A resident of Julian Street reported identity theft. APRIL 7: Tobacco Barn, 716 Cleveland Ave., reported shoplifting. APRIL 8: A resident of Linwood Road reported theft from Owens Street of $1,185 worth of AC copper wire. APRIL 11: Jerome Tracy Walls Jr., 20, 608 Meadowbrook Rd., no inspection, failure to apply for a new certificate of title within 28 days after vehicle was transferred to him, no insurance, no registration. APRIL 12: Duke Energy, Kings Mountain, reported theft of $500 worth of copper wire and a $100 copper line/disconnector from 500 Railroad Avenue. WRECKS APRIL 3: Officer H. W. Carpenter said that James Lassiter Jr., 110 N. City St., operating a 2006 Ford, and

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Chadwick Wood, Salisbury, operating a 1913 GMC, were backing from the parking lot at 218 Cleveland Avenue at the same time and bumped each other doing slight d damage,. APRIL 4: Officer S. M. Skinner said that Wendy Sigmon of Marion, operating a 2001 Dodge, became sick at the wheel on US 74 Business, lost control of her car and hit a utility pole. She was transported by EMS to the hospital for treatment. Property damages were estimated at $5700. APRIL 4: Officer S. M. Skinner said that Tony Crawford, 133 Midway Lake Rd., operating a 2007 Dodge, backed into a 2009 Chevy owned by Bridget Allen, Shelby, in the Wiener Works at KM Plaza. Property damages were estimated at $1500. APRIL 5: Officer F. L. Wittington said that Phillip Lee Hope, 109 Ezra Rd., was backing his 1985 Toyota from a parking space at the Waffle House and struck a parked 2008 Kia owned by Sharon Crank of Shelby. Property damages were minor. APRIL 6: Officer F. L. Wittington said that Derrick Parker, Spartanburg, SC, operating a 2008 Suzuki bike, said his bike lost power and he had no headlight, lost control and was flipped over the front of his bike. Parker was taken to KM Hospital for treatment of his shoulder. The accident happened on I-85 at the Dixon Road exit. Property damages were estimated at $1,000. APRIL 6: Officer F. L. Wittington said that Bernice Blair, 826 Second St., was backing her 2003 GMC from a parking space at Kentucky Fried Chicken and struck a 1996 Dodge owned by Antonne Holland, 126 Bibleway


Church Road. Property damages were estimated at $1450. APRIL 10: Officer F.L. Wittington said that Wayne Davis of Charlotte, operating a 2000 Ford truck he was operating for Bell Motor Express and hauling a Dodge 1500 Pickup on the flat bed, lost control of the vehicle on I-85 South at Mile Marker 7. Kathy Carpenter Jackson of Grover, also operating a 2006 Dodge on I-85 South, told the officer that the impact caused her car to be pushed into the guard rail. Davis was taken to Cleveland Regional Medical Center. Wittington found a dog in the Davis vehicle and the animal was taken to KM Rescue and Animal Control who tried to find its owner. Property damages were estimated at $13,000. APRIL 10: Officer K. L. P Putnam said that Yolanda Burris, 101 Water oak St., operating a 2006 Nissan, and Gabrielle Rhodes, 209 Thornburg Dr., operating a 2008 Kia, were backing from the parking lot at Dollar General on Shelby Road. Burris was backing out into an angle and hit the Rhodes vehicle. Property damages were minor. APRIL 10: Officer F. L. Wittington said that Anthony Eugene Glenn Sr., Bessemer City, operating a 2000 GMC, was making a U-turn on a green light in the middle of the four-way intersection at Highway 216 and Kings Mountain Boulevard. He said he thought he had cleared the intersection but Eugene Early Jr., Grover, operating a 2004 Dodge at NC 216 North, locked down his brakes and he said that the roll back had a utility trailer on the back o it that hit the driver’s side front fender of his vehicle. Property damages were slight.


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Residents are ‘going green’ Recycling participation at 80 percent in KM

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Microchips in recycling bins interface with sensors in the trucks to help track participation in the city’s three-year-old recycling program. Photo by ELLIS NOELL


Recycling is three years old in Kings Mountain this year and the city’s businesses and residents during that time have turned over more than 1,760 tons of plastics, paper, aluminum cans and other materials designated for reuse. The city introduced the program in 2011 and with it a flat $2 monthly fee. During the course of the program, the city has tracked participation at 80 percent, according to Kings Mountain Mayor Rick Murphrey. Compliance with the recycling program is not compulsory and is not enforced, he said. The recycling program, which falls under the auspices of the city’s Public Works department, is a money maker and a money saver for the city. For every truckload of recyclable waste that is diverted from the county-run landfill, the city for several years got a handsome credit. Before the recycling program was implemented, all the city’s refuse wound up in the landfill, located north of Shelby. The City of Kings Mountain sells all of its recyclable waste to a large company called Sonoco that specializes in sorting, cleaning, baling, transporting and

remanufacturing plastic, cardboard, glass and metal waste into new products. Sonoco has nearby facilities in Gastonia, which is the location that city trucks currently drive to, and in Charlotte. The company operates more than 40 facilities in the U.S. collecting nearly three million tons of paper, plastic and metal every year, according to its web site. “We must assume the responsibility for protecting and preserving the earth,” Murphrey said. “Going green is always a good idea, plus we can save money in the process.” Sonoco has indicated that it may soon build a processing facility closer to Kings Mountain, which the mayor said will save some transportation costs for the city. When the program started three years ago, city leaders reached out to residents to explain how recycling works, what materials were eligible for the recycling bin and how the initiative in general was good for the city and the planet. The city uses single-stream recycling, which means that its customers don’t have to sort the different kinds of recyclables. In other municipalities, a multi-stream program is in place and residents must place their reusable waste products in up to three separate bins for pick-up.

“We’ve been out to the schools and civic groups to try to educate,” Murphrey said. “We make it as easy as possible for people to understand.” The city also produces a flyer that lists all the kinds of items that are acceptable – and those that are not – for the dark blue recycling bins. YES: Flattened cereal and food boxes, #1-7 plastic bottles and jugs, glass bottles and jars, metal cans, office paper, magazines and catalogs, newspapers and inserts and aluminum cans. NO: Plastic bags, shredded paper, hard-back books, scrap metal, plastic six-pack holders, needles, Styrofoam containers. When the program got started, the city used a grant from the state to help it track participation. Microchips were implanted in all the 3,000-plus recycling bins. When one of the city’s trucks picks up a bin, the microchip is counted by a reader on the truck, according to the mayor. “We’ve always shown about an 80 percent participation rate,” he said. “That’s a pretty high number, and we hope to maintain it. This is a program that’s good for the city and its people.” For questions about the city’s recycling program, call (704) 734-0735 or visit

Farmer’s Market off to a great start A robot served up Tootsie rolls, students demonstrated fun Science experiments which ranged from “Elephant toothpaste” to “shrinking cans” to projectile” soda bottles, and there was fun for all at the opening of the Foothills Farmers Market Kings Mountain Satellite Saturday morning at 8 a.m. The first Saturday was a huge success,'' said Margot Plonk, Market Satellite Manager. She added, “The weather was absolutely gorgeous and anticipation and excitement was in the air.” The market is open every Saturday from 8 a.m.-12 noon on Railroad Avenue with vendors set up between 238 Cherokee Grill and Joy Performance Center. Other highlights of Saturday's opening day, a sanctioned stop on the North Carolina Science Festival Calendar: Kings Mountain High School teacher Rayvis Key and three student assistants demonstrated the fun science experiments to the delight of the crowd. Miss Christy from Mauney Memorial Library Children's Department and a student assistant demonstrated children's experi-


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Marissa Perry and Bryce Vouthivong at the Farmer Foodshare booth opening weekend of the 2014 Farmer’s Market. ments in anticipation of their quite pleased with the good science-themed summer work being done in Kings reading program. Mountain. Although there Gaston College instruc- was not a great deal of protor Kathy Livsie duce Saturday, was on hand with a The market customers were robot. with is open every generous Stephen Bishop Saturday from their financial givand Krista Parker and the money 8 a.m.-12 noon ing of Cleveland Soil will be used in on Railroad coming weeks to & Water ConserAvenue vation presented a buy produce for soil health demonthe Community stration. Kitchen at Central United The Farmers Foodshare Methodist Church and also booth was tended by KMHS for donations to Kings students Bryce Vouthivong Mountain Crisis Ministry. and Marissa Perry and was Watch for the weekly arhonored by a visit from Katy ticle in The Herald with Phillips, NC Director for Foothills Farmers Market Farmer Foodshare who was highlights and recipes.

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■BRIEFS People’s Sunrise Service People’s Baptist Church, 1010 Groves St., will hold Easter Sunrise Service at 6:45 am. Sunday morning after which a worship service will be held at 8:45 a.m. The public is invited.

Sunrise service at Grover Church of God Grover Church of God, 201 N. Main St., Grover, will have Resurrection Sunrise Service at 7:30 a.m. followed by Sunday school at 8:45 a.m. -9:30 a.m. and Sunday morning celebration at 9:45 a.m. The public is invited.

Public meeting on casino The King Mountain Awareness Group is hosting an event at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at East Gold Street Wesleyan Church, 701 East Gold St., to discuss a proposed casino in Kings Mountain. Speakers include John Rustin of the N.C. Family Policy Council and Rev. Mark Creech of the Christian Action League. City council members received a personal invitation from Pastor Scott Whitney to attend the meeting. In a letter, he asked them to retract their support for the Catawba Indian Nation’s proposed casino based on the facts that will be presented, he said, at the meeting.

Lost Playwrights to meet Lost Playwrights of Western North Carolina will meet Saturday, April 26 from 2-4 p.m. at the Village Coffee Shop on Oak Street in Forest City behind Tri City Mall. All persons interested in any aspect of theatre or creative writing are encouraged to attend.

Auxiliary to hold yard sale American Legion Auxiliary is planning a yard sale for May 3 from 7 a.m.-12 noon and inside tables will be available for $10 for residents to conduct their own sales. Take your own table and use the parking lot for a space at cost of $7. Lisa Carrigan is project chairman. All proceeds will benefit veterans projects. Reserve a table or space by calling Lisa at 704-747-6720 or sign up at the American Legion Post on E. Gold Street.

Country breakfast May 3 Central United Methodist Church will serve country breakfast Saturday, May 3, from 6-10 a.m. and all proceeds benefit the Costa Rica mission trip in January 2015. Plates are a $6 donation and children 6 and under eat free. The menu will include eggs, grits, bacon, sausage, country ham, liver mush, and “Carol's gravy� plus coffee, juice, milk and juice. The public is invited.

Mother-Daughter Brunch People’s Baptist Church will sponsor a mother/daughter brunch May 10 at 10 a.m. and tickets are on sale at $10 for 18 and older, 17 years and under eat free. Lois Howell of Shiloh Church in Shelby will be guest speaker and brunch will be served after the program. RSVP to Sister Fonda Houze at 739-740-6046 or704-739-0195.

Program on dementia Are you caring for someone with dementia? Come and learn from America’s premier dementia expert, Teepa Snow at an informational meeting Thursday, May 15, from 5:308 p.m. at Life Enrichment Center, 110 Life Enrichment Boulevard, Shelby. Register by calling 704-484-0405.

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Registered nurse Pat Tunstall Bolin started teaching others how to lose weight after going through her own fitness struggles. “I was on a diet but I got bored with exercising by myself and wasn’t losing weight until I enrolled in About Face Boot Camp and trained with Jennifer Armstrong,� said Pat. Bolin is now teaching classes in Kings Mountain. Fit and trim, she lost four dress sizes and wears a comfortable size 4 and 6. “I am committed to a healthy lifestyle for me, my family and my students,’’ says the busy wife and mother of son Brett, 15, and daughter Grace, 13. Pat and Kevin Bolin will celebrate their 18th wedding anniversary this month. Pat is originally from Bessemer City. Kevin is the son of Liz and J.C. Hill and the late Charles Bolin of Kings Mountain. The class which is open to the public and offered on a free seven day trial basis, is held at the Kings Mountain Walking Track area on Cleveland Avenue. In inclement weather the classes are held at Dixon Schoolhouse, the fellowship hall of Dixon Presbyterian Church. The goal of the program is to help students transfer their external and internal images by not only exercise but with nutrition advice and meal planning. “We don’t stick to the same routine,� says Pat. Cardio drills, a new workout every day, running obstacle courses, cardio and strength training, mixing cardio and body weights to burn more calories are features.

Pat Bolin before and after her own ‘About Face’ boot camp transformation. Tabatha is one of the exercises popular with the class of 10-12 students. It consists of eight rounds of ultrahigh-intensity exercises in a specific 20 seconds on, 10 seconds off interval. It may only take four minutes to complete a Tabatha circuit, but those four minutes may well push your body to its absolute limit. Combined with functional fitness training, if performed correctly, it will lead to better joint mobility, and stability, as well as more efficient motor patterns. Improving these factors decreases the potential for an injury sustained during an athletic endeavor. Boot Camp is an intense full body workout that mixes circuit training, cardio, and weights to burn fat, and sculpts and builds lean muscles. Whether you want to complete a 5-K race or drop a few pounds, Pat works on form, breathing, how to get outfitted and how to train gradually and drop pounds to feel good about yourself. More fun classes may include Zumba. With the

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LYNNE SCHILLING, center, an exhibitor in “Friday Four,’’ the artists displaying water color paintings at Southern Arts Society at the Depot through April 25, talks with visitors at the opening reception. The gallery show is free to the public and open Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Art and pottery classes are ongoing at the Art Center and the gift shop is also open featuring ceramics, fine art, woodwork, jewelry and wearable art all created by members of the Southern Arts Society. Photo by ELLIS NOELL

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tate through about five workout stations in one-hour class sessions on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8 a.m.-9 a.m. at the walking track. Find out more about the local classes by contacting Pat Bolin at 704-813-2780 or follow the activities on Facebook. The About Face main gym is in Cramerton with satellite classes in Belmont, Dallas and Kings Mountain. Classes are available starting at 5 a.m. weekdays. Classes range from run groups, insanity, weights, camo jam, Tabatha, core, boot camp, unleashed, shock and awe. Every class is different with students working to improve strength, endurance, and balance. “It’s challenging and adaptable for all fitness levels,� says Bolin.

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All invited to Easter Sunrise Service A large segment of Kings Mountain is expected to gather at Mountain Rest Cemetery Sunday morning at 7 a.m. for the annual community-wide Easter Sunrise Service. Dr. Moses Nueman Sr., Kings Mountain minister and President of World Care Ministry International, will deliver the message. The service is sponsored by the Kings Mountain Ministerial Association. Pastor James Lochridge and members of Second Baptist Church will present special music for the service to which the community is encouraged to attend. Dr. Newman heads a ministry committed to providing the poor people in rural Africa with basis provisions of life while evangelizing them. He is the Bishop for Africa with the Missionary

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Dr. Moses Nueman Sr. Church International, an associate with People’s Baptist Church in Kings Mountain and vice chairman of the Kings Mountain Crisis Ministry board of directors. He and his wife have ministered 22 years to the people of Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Niger,

Liberia, South Africa, India, South America, the Caribbean and throughout the United States. Born in Lagos, Nigeria, West Africa, Dr. Nueman migrated to the United States 38 years ago. He earned his B. S. degree from Liberty University, Va., his Master of Theology from Andersonville Baptist Seminary, Ga., his Doctor of Theology from Covenant International School of Missionary Evangelism, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors, London, and Institute of Theologians, USA Dr. Nueman is Chancellor of World Care Theological Seminary. He and his wife have four children and eight grandchildren. The office of World Care Ministry is located at 144 West Trade Street in Dallas.

DIXON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH – on Dixon School Road has scheduled Holy Week services. Maundy Thursday Communion will be observed Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. Pastor Randy Patterson will lead the service. Good Friday Tenebrae service will be held Friday night at 7:30 p.m. Members will participate in several readings and the choir, under the direction of Nancy Hughes, will sing special anthems. The service will end in darkness with the singing of “Were You There?� by Heather Stevenson. The youth Easter Egg hunt and party will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the church. The traditional Easter Sunrise Service will be held Sunday morning at 6:45 a.m. with breakfast afterward in the Dixon School House, the church fellowship hall. There will be no Sunday School at 10 a.m. Easter Sunday. The choir will present the Easter cantata at the 11 a.m. Worship service on Sunday. ST. MATTHEW’S LUTHERAN CHURCH – 201 N. Piedmont Ave. will host its annual Easter Egg hunt on Saturday, April 19, from 67:30 p.m. The egg hunt will be a flashlight egg hunt where children will find over 1,000 Easter eggs in the dark with their flashlight. There will be lots of prizes. The evening will begin with a hot dog supper, games and devotions. The event is free and open to the children of the community. Children are asked to bring their own baskets and flashlights.

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

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

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

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

Midview Baptist Church 703 Margrace Road 704-739-6711

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Westover Baptist Church 114 Westover Drive

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■ OBITUARIES Tony Lee Stewart Loving husband, father, and grandfather KINGS MOUNTAIN – Tony Lee Stewart, 65, 229 Farris Road, died Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at home. He was a native of Cleveland County, son of the late Lawrence Hardin (Bud) Stewart and Rebecca Jo Hicks Stewart. A warehouseman for Hoechst-Celanese/Kosa, he was director of Grover Youth League baseball for many years. He was a member of Dixon Presbyterian Church. Surviving are his wife, Renee Blackburn Stewart of Tommy Edmondson SHELBY - Thomas “Tommy” Franklin Edmondson, 75, died Monday, April 7, 2014, at Hospice at Wendover. Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Thursday. Burial will follow in Cleveland Memorial Park. Patricia Ellis SHELBY



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the home; one son, Kelly Stewart and wife, Angela of Kings Mountain; two daughters, Cassie Turner and husband, Russell of Blacksburg, SC and Jodi Greene and husband, Kenneth of Kings Mountain; one brother, Mike Stewart and wife Kammie of Gastonia; one sister, Debbie Bradley and husband Maynard Bradley of Shelby; five grandchildren, Brianna Stewart, Tori and Brody Turner, Mallory Harris, Alanna Greene and foster grandchild, Armani Marion; brothers and sisters-in-law, Richard and Gerame Rippy of Blacksburg, SC, Ronnie and Linda Blackburn and Brevard Callahan and the late Barbara Callahan, all of Shelby; nephews Seth Bradley and wife, Jessica, of Shelby; and two nieces, Taylor and Morgan Poole of

Gastonia. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, April 18 at 1 p.m. at Dixon Presbyterian Church. Pastor Randy Patterson and Rev. Olin Whitener will officiate. Burial will be in the Stewart Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday, April 17 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at ClayBarnette Funeral Home Chapel in Kings Mountain. Memorials may be made to the Kidney Foundation or to Black Mountain Home for Children, in care of Dixon Presbyterian Church, 602 Dixon School Road, Kings Mountain, NC 28086. Clay-Barnette Funeral Home, Kings Mountain, is in charge of arrangements.

Whisnant Ellis, 74, College Ave., died Wed., April 9, 2014, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were 11 a.m. Saturday. Burial is at Sharon United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Pines Nursing Center. Funeral services were Friday at 1:30 p.m.. Burial will follow at 3:30 p.m. at Gaston Memorial Park.

Lisa C. Hubbard SHELBY – Lisa Causby Hubbard, 52, 2008 Barkers Blvd., died Monday, April 7, 2014. The memorial service was held Thursday, April 10, 2014. Interment was in Fellowship Baptist Church Cemetery on Christopher Road in Shelby. Virginia Johnson SHELBY - Virginia Sills Johnson, 84, died Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at Cleveland

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Joe Mack Kincaid Joe Mack Kincaid, 85, of Kings Mountain, passed away peacefully April 3, 2014. A memorial service was held 5 p.m. on Saturday. Military honors provided by Gaston County Honor Guard. Lily Tessener SHELBY- Lily Irene Glenn Tessener, 85, died Wed., April 9, 2014, at Hospice at Wendover. An outdoor celebration of Lily’s life was held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Cleveland Memorial Park.




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April is North Carolina's official Beer Month and Brother Tobiah Abbot at Belmont Abbey says he'll raise a mug to that. In fact, that quaff might be one he brewed himself at the monastery. Br. Tobiah says the monastic tradition of brewing beer “in house” provided a practical solution to many issues, one of which was the need for nutrition during the Lenten season. “Beer was a way for monks to get vitamins and minerals when their food intake was lowered by fasting,” he said. As for his own interest in brewing, Br. Tobiah says it was sparked not long after he got out of the Coast Guard in 1987. “I was talking to my uncle about making beer and there was a shop that sold beer making supplies where he lived in Greenville,” he said. “We got a kit and made a batch.” At the Abbey, Br. Tobiah is continuing that practice with beer making ingredients he gets from Alternative Beverage in Belmont. “I make a five gallon batch a couple of times a year,” he said. “I cook it on the stove in our kitchen.” From time to time, Abbot Placid Solari pitches in. He's been brewing beer for about 20 years. The Abbey beer connection has recently taken an interesting turn with well-known, Ashevillebased Highland Brewery whipping up a Belgian-type ale and selling it with a Belmont Abbey logo on the bottles. Known as “Belmont Abbey Ale” the plan is to produce it in four seasonal batches then sell it in locations such as String Bean and Sammy's Neighborhood Pub in Belmont. There could even be t-shirts, mugs, and coasters with the Abbey Ale logo offered for sale. “The idea for Abbey Ale came after a monk from Louisiana visited us,” Br. Tobiah said. “He told us that his monastery went to a local brewery and contracted with them to make beer and it was sold with their name in local stores.” A batch of Highlandmade ale was brought to the Abbey alumni reunion and was met with enthusiastic response. “It went fast,” said Br. Tobiah. Taking the Abbey Ale idea even further, Br. Tobiah says that there's been talk of starting a microbrewery at the monastery itself. “That's still in the infancy stage,” he said. On a grander scale, according to Br. Tobiah, a group of Trappist monks in Spencer, Mass., decided to start an ale operation at their monastery. “They went to Belgium to see how it was done and spent about $1 million to set their brewery up.” Of course, if the monks at Belmont Abbey Abbey should move forward and go commercial with their beer, they'll need someone to be the brewmaster and Br. Tobiah is raising his hand. “I would love to,” he said. Beer brewing in North Carolina has a long and interesting history with many ups and downs. In 1774 the Single Brothers Brewery and Distillery opens in Salem and operates until 1813. In 1874 the General Assembly allows townships

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This logo appeared on Belgian-type ale that Belmont Abbey has had produced in limited quantities by Highland Brewery in Asheville. The production runs were quickly sold out. to vote on prohibiting saloon licenses. In 1908 North Carolina becomes the first Southern state to enact statewide prohibition. In 1920 Prohibition goes national when the 18th Amendment takes effect. In 1933 North Carolina is one of two states that refuse to ratify the 21st Amendment, which repeals the 18th. It's signed into law anyway with a quip from President Roosevelt, "I think this would be a good time for a beer." In 1935 For the first time in 26 years, legal alcohol is sold in North Carolina. In 1936 Georgia-based Atlantic Brewing Co. opens a plant in Charlotte. It enjoys two decades of beer production. There's more. In 1969 Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co. builds the largest brewery of its day in Winston-Salem. The brewery covers 34 acres and has a daily capacity of 17,000 barrels. It closes in 1999. In 1978 Miller Brewing opens a brewery in Eden. It produces the first Miller Genuine Draft. In 1985 the brewpub era begins with a new state law allowing breweries to sell directly to consumers. Uli Bennewitz, who lobbied for the law, opens Weeping Radish Brewery in Grandy the next year. In 1994 Olde Hickory Brewery opens. It's now the state's second-oldest continuously operating microbrewery. Also in 1994, Asheville gets its first brewery: Highland. In 1996 the state's craft beer scene gains momentum with the opening of six new breweries. In 2005 North Carolina "pops the cap." A new law raises the maximum alcohol content in beer from 6 percent to 14.9 percent. In 2009 Asheville begins a winning streak in the Beer City USA poll, either winning outright or tying for the top spot from 2009 to 2012. Building on those traditions, the craft brewing industry in North Carolina is growing by leaps and bounds. A 2012 survey by the Brewers Association showed North Carolina with the most breweries of any state east of Texas and south of Pennsylvania. According to the “State of the Craft Beer Industry: 2013” report, North Carolina’s craft beer industry grew 23 percent in 2011. That’s the fastest growth rate in the country (Texas also has 23 percent). In 2005, there were about 30 breweries in North Carolina. Ten years later the number is near 100. Leading the way is Asheville/Buncombe County with 18, Raleigh/Wake County with 14, and Charlotte/Mecklenburg with nine. Breweries are thriving in North Carolina’s small towns and communities as well as its cities. Waynesville (with a population

of 9,800) has three craft breweries and Sylva with a population of 2,700 has two. North Carolina is home to the nation’s first windpowered brewery at Outer Banks Brewing Station in Kill Devil Hills and the nation’s first LEEDS-Gold brewery at Mother Earth Brewing in Kinston. While most segments of the U.S. beer market continue to see losses, craft beer’s popularity continues a dramatic rise — 12 percent to 13 percent annually for the past two years. Who knows, maybe the next craft beer to hit the market will bear the Belmont Abbey logo. For more information on craft brewing in North Carolina, visit • 2012: Three major craft breweries — Oskar Blues, Sierra Nevada and New Belgium — announce plans to expand within 35 miles of one another. Oskar Blues Brevard opens in December. Sierra Nevada will • 2013: NC Beer Month is inaugurated in April to celebrate the beer craftsmanship and culture that thrive in dynamic cities, spirited towns and hamlets off the beaten path. In addition to Br. Tobiah, there are countless other folks across North Carolina that are discovering the rewards of brewing their own beer. In addition, more and more microbreweries are popping up. A 2012 survey by the Brewers Association showed North Carolina with the most breweries of any state east of Texas and south of Pennsylvania. According to the “State of the Craft Beer Industry: 2013” report, North Carolina’s craft beer industry grew 23 percent in 2011. That’s the fastest growth rate in the country (Texas also has 23 percent). In 2005, there were about 30 breweries in North Carolina. Ten years later the number is near 100. Leading the way is Asheville/Buncombe County with 18, Raleigh/Wake County with 14, and Charlotte/Mecklenburg with nine. Breweries are thriving in North Carolina’s small towns and communities as well as its cities. Waynesville with a population of 9,800 has three craft breweries. Sylva with a population of 2,700 has two. North Carolina is home to the nation’s first wind-powered brewery, Outer Banks Brewing Station in Kill Devil Hills, and the nation’s first LEEDS-Gold brewery, Mother Earth Brewing in Kinston. While most segments of the U.S. beer market continue to see losses, craft beer’s popularity continues a dramatic rise — 12 percent to 13 percent annually for the past two years.

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FIREHOUSE BBQ: whoĘźs is the best? From page 1A Championship begins around noon on Saturday, with a prize ceremony scheduled for 3 p.m. At this year’s contest, look for famed cooking team John Kearney and Carl Lewis, Jr., who are known as the Big Show cooking team for their work with longtime local radio personalities John Boy and Billy. There’s also a round of non-barbecue cooking competition on Friday evening called “Anything But.â€? There, ambitious cooks and bakers can submit lobster, seafood stews, shrimp and grits, pies and cakes, really anything edible. Top prizes in dessert and non-dessert categories will be $200 each. Campers and cooks will start rolling into the BBQ arena, which is located at the Kings Mountain walking track on York Rd., Thursday and Friday morning. The Masons from Fairview Lodge 339 AF&AM of Kings Mountain will be running general food concessions where folks can buy hamburgers, hot-dogs and barbecue offerings. Barbecue from the competition will not be for sale. The Bluegrass Band, “Dirty Grass Soulsâ€? will play from 7-10 p.m. Friday. The awards ceremony is the following day at 2:30 p.m. The Kings Mountain BBQ Cook-Off is a part of the Old North State Series that includes big contests in Lexington, Salisbury, Kannapolis and Shelby, which means that it draws some of the best barbecue teams in the region, accord-

Dirty Grass Souls to entertain crowds Hailing from the musically rich foothills of Cleveland County, North Carolina, Dirty Grass formed in late 2011 when front man Kevin Dedmon (fiddle/guitar/vocals) decided to assemble a band to perform many songs he had written through his early years at NC State. With the addition of Lance Watson (bass/mandolin) and brother Kris Dedmon (banjo) to the group, the individual styles of Watson & Dedmon meshed to form the original high energy sound they are known for. With a full length original CD "Movin' On" now available, Dirty Grass Soul is earning a reputation as one of Western NC's emerging Southern Rock/Alt. Country bands. From Dedmon's catchy originals, to their own twist on covers ranging from a variety of artists and styles, Dirty Grass Soul is sure to offer a little something for everyone. ing to Burns. The Kansas City Barbeque Society-certified judges are coming from all over, too. Although the majority comes from within a 100-mile radius, this year’s field includes experts from Atlanta, Pennsylvania and even Toronto, Canada. “Ours is one of the first sanctioned events of the year ‌ so judges come out of the woodwork,â€? Burns said with a laugh. “They haven’t eaten barbecue all year.â€? Judges are not paid for their participation and travel. New to the cook-off this year is the People’s Choice Award. Participating teams will submit a pork shoulder or butt to officials at the Red Cross booth. Then, regular tasters can vote for their favorite. Kings Mountain Mayor Rick Murphrey will also be on hand to do some special judging of his own. His favorite overall team will collect the Mayor’s Award. The cook-off attracts some of the biggest names in barbecue. For many, this

weekend’s event will kick off a busy season of traveling and competing. “Some of these guys have $10,000 to $20,000 in their grills,� Burns said. “It’s a family affair for a lot of the teams.� Still, no last-minute entrant can ever be out of the running. He remembers a Firehouse Cook-Off from just years back where a Washington State man in Charlotte for business heard about the contest on the radio. He was idle that weekend and had some experience with serious barbecue competition, so he rushed over to Wal-Mart and bought some supplies and registered the day of the events. He took home a first place price in the pork category. “It’s a lot of fun, always is,� Burns said. “We always have a big turn out.� To learn more about the Firehouse Cook-Off, including how to register, contact the Kings Mountain Historical Fire Museum at (704) 734-0555.

MOSS: using experience from stage and screen to enrich lives From page 1A Greenville, SC to continue his work, writing and research. That move could bring Laura Beth Moss closer home. Dr. Pfeiffer has provided psych educational services to individuals and couples for 25 years and is also a licensed marriage and family therapist. Launching her new career, Laura works remotely with people by phone and Skype but also is flying all over the world to introduce the program. In September she will make her first trip to Ghana, West Africa as well as The Republic of Georgia with Evan and Dr. Pfeiffer. Laura’s fiancĂŠ, also a life coach and Anger Management Specialist, is an experienced yoga teacher and they met at a yoga retreat in Upstate New York. Lozada is originally from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He says he loves the Kings Mountain area, but he is also curious about Greenville, SC as a possible future home. In the future, the couple plans to combine their talents and go into business together. And a likely stop for anger management groups, classes, programs and trainings will be in the area. “It’s very exciting, I’ve played all types of characters- on stage, TV, and now, in life,â€? says Laura, who is using her skills as an actress to teach about emotions and help people understand how to express and talk about their emotions, but not be destructive with anger. Laura said her love of theater began at age six. As a first grader she landed the lead role in “Tillie the Toothâ€? and was active in junior high, high school and college drama productions. “I have been blessed my whole life and now I am passionate about this new endeavor because it will enable me to give back to my community at large and help

Laura Moss and her fiancĂŠ Evan Lozada are pictured at the home of her parents, Linda and Larry Moss, in Kings Mountain. Photo by LIB STEWART

people live more fulfilling lives,’’ said Moss, who is helping establish new chapters of the National Anger Management Association in California, Republic of Georgia, Japan and West Africa, Additionally, she serves as the Director of Communications for NAMA, working with Dr. Pfeiffer whom she calls the “founding father� of anger management in the US and who also founded the National Association. They are hoping to schedule a training seminar in the area this fall. Laura has resided in New York City since graduating college. She also for-

merly worked for five years in Los Angeles, California. “New York and LA are just too far from Kings Mountain, my parents, and home,� she says. Thirty second “shots� like the recent TV commercial for Walmart take over 12 hours to complete. “We started at 4:30 a.m., finished at 8:30 p.m.,� Laura said. You can follow her success as Co-Director of Growth Central, a supervisor for adults, children and adolescents in in the National Anger Association, on ople.htm.. Laura Moss is ready for the new business venture.

Coleman Hunt, left, Danny Shirah, Mayor Rick Murphrey and Y Director Kevin Osborne look at the exercise equipment on which Shirah and Hunt begin their morning exercise routine. Photo by ELLIS NOELL

YMCA: city partnership is a win-win From page 1A recorded and 2,895 interactions. The Y serves 1,120 families and 2,516 people with its membership base. As of December 2013, the Y had 62,000 scans to the facility and these do not include parents on athletic fields, guest who use the facilities and classes at the Senior Center and KMHS Neisler Natatorium. “We’re busy,’’ says Osborne who heads a staff of 58 with some 80 workers in summer plus many volunteers who serve as coaches of sports for youth and adults and wellness programs, among others. The facility serves citizens of all ages. At 96, Dr. George Plonk, who works out three times a week, is the senior participant. No child is ever turned down for participation in sports because of inability to pay, said Osborne. The YMCA provides partial and full scholarships depending on the family’s financial situation and also offers discounts to senior residents on fixed incomes. The long-range benefit and most important for young people, said the mayor, is that the YMCA is founded on Christian principles and the values learned in Y sports and support programs greatly enhance their lives and improve the quality of life in the future. “Our council was a visionary in early 1999 when talks began about turning city recreation over to the YMCA,’’ said the mayor, who was on city council at the time. Scott Neisler was mayor and Jimmy Maney was city manager. In 2000 the board voted to contract with the Y, which falls under the giant umbrella of the YMCA of Cleveland County. Over the years the city saved thousands of dollars in recreation costs because prior to the move the city operated its own recreation department. Murphrey recalled at the time that Kings Mountain was the only city in the state to contract its recreation services. Osborne said other cities have followed the city’s action, mentioning a partnership between the City of Hickory and Newton-Conover, North Carolina. “This was a giant step for Kings Mountain but it has increased our recreational programs without additional costs to the city and we’re getting more for the money it is now putting into recreation,’’ said the mayor. Osborne said the city’s relationship with the

SCHOOL BOARD: approves spending From page 1A goals. In other spending approvals, the board OK’d $15,000 for the purchase of 1,030 algebra textbooks, $16,000 in robotics supplies for several high schools’ robotics teams and competitions planned in the coming year. Superintendent Dr. Bruce Boyles gave a presentation to the board in which he addressed more than 20 line item expenses that went back six years. School board members had raised questions about some of the expenditures and Boyles

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City of Kings Mountain is superior. The city’s contract with the Y on July 1, 2000 stipulated that the city would pay the YMCA $25,000 a month to run its recreation program plus $100,000 for maintenance and contingency fund for repairs of the facility. In 1999 the city spent $400,000 a year toward recreation, including $300,000 for running the program and $100,000 in capital costs The city currently budgets $300,000 for its recreation program operated by the Y. The KM Family YMCA operation is funded through member fees for participation in programs and by massive corporate fund-raising programs. Currently, 600 children play baseball, tball, girl’s softball and youth soccer – a 12% growth from 2013. More people are enrolling in a pre-diabetes class underway on Thursdays at 6:30 p. m. taught by Ashley Harris. Group exercise classes for seniors have enjoyed growth over the year as well as the After School program, and other family programs including summer day camp. Four wellness classes are offered each week at the Patrick Center and three classes a week at the KMHS swimming pool. Wellness classes are also held for Beach Blast, July 4, and Gateway festivals sponsored by the city. Every December the Jingle Bell Run attracts more than 700 participants. LIVESTRONG is a YMCA program offered to cancer survivors. Sports programming is one of the largest programs at the local Y, including spring baseball which enrolls 300 in ages 3-18; spring soccer, ages 3-13, more than 150; spring sports camps, 8 children a week for eight weeks; adult softball, 5 teams and 80 adults; Fall ball ages 3-13, more than 150; flag football, ages 6-11, more than 77, youth basketball, ages 318, a total of 235; home school PE for two groups of 50 children a week for a total of 1,300 children and adults active in Kings Mountain in 2012-13. Osborne, who has over 15 years experience running YMCA programs, came to Kings Mountain five years ago from Hickory YMCA. He has seen newcomers come to Shelby and Kings Mountain because they enjoy what a Y provides their family. “The Y and the city are a perfect fit,’’ he said, adding that the Y has an impact on economic development but also promotes a healthy community.

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In personnel developments, it was reported to the board that 20 Cleveland County School teachers have renewed their certifications, and four became newly certified teachers, including Maegan Boyst and Dustin Morehead of KMHS. The other two were Deanna Pauley, a teacher at Crest Middle School, and Rebecca Sisk, a Crest High School teacher.



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CLUB MEETINGS AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY meets the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. at the American Legion Post 155, E. Gold Street. DOUGH MAKERS INVESTMENT CLUB – The Dough Makers Investment Club (for women) usually meets every third Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at the Edward Jones Office at 307 B East King Street. For information, please contact the Edward Jones Office at 704-739-0997 or Esther Plonk, President 704-739-1917. KINGS MOUNTAIN ROTARY CLUB Every Thursday, noon, at the Patrick Senior Center, 909 E. King St. SOUTHERN ARTS SOCIETY – Meets every first Tuesday of the month at the KM Art Center (Old Depot), 301 N. Piedmont Ave. Social time is at 6:30 p.m. and the program is at 7 p.m. Visitors are welcome. KINGS MOUNTAIN WOMAN’S CLUB – Meets the 4th Monday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Kings Mountain Woman’s Club, E. Mountain St. EXECUTIVE BOARD FOR KINGS MOUNTAIN WOMAN’S CLUB– Meets the 2nd Monday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Kings Mountain Woman’s Club, E. Mountain St. MILITARY SUPPORT GROUP – Meets every fourth Thursday of every month at Central United Methodist Church. VFW POST 9811, Kings Mountain/Cherryville meets the second Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. 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. KM KIWANIS CLUB – Meets each Thursday at 6:30 p.m. for dinner in the Community Room (lower level) at the Mauney Memorial Library, S. Piedmont Ave. KM LIONS CLUB– Meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month at 6:30 p.m. at Linwood Restaurant, 805 Cleveland Ave. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS: Kings Mountain– Christ the King Catholic Church, 714 Stone St., 6:30 p.m., meets 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. Contact: Mary (704) 482-8690. You may also call the Reach Line & Information at (704) 319-1625, or go to The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop eating compulsively. There are no dues or fees for membership. The groups are self-supporting. POSITIVE ATTITUDES WALKING CLUB - There is an open invitation to all Kings Mountain ladies to join the Positive Attitudes Walking Club. The club members walk in various downtown areas of Kings

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S.H.O.P. Program to assist the needy in our community. Items to donate in April are containers of cooking oil.

day, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn about some of the amazing green activities Kings Mountain businesses are up to.

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

BACKPACK PROJECT – Please bring in non-perishable food items for our backpack project. These backpacks go to students who need a little extra food over the weekend. Suggested items are: individual cereal packs (can be eaten without milk), Pop Tarts, individual prepared dinners (mac & cheese, spaghetti, etc.), fruit cups, applesauce, pudding cups, Beenie Weenies, peanut butter, juice boxes, crackers or cookies.


FREE COMPUTER CLASSES taught by Pat Bolte are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the H. Lawrence Patrick Senior Center. Emphasis is on individual attention.

NEW PERSPECTIVES ON THE BATTLE OF KINGS MOUNTAIN: LECTURES AND BOOK SIGNINGSFRIDAY, MAY 14, 5:30 p.m. – Sharyn McCrumb is an award-winning Southern writer. Her 2013 novel, “King’s Mountain,� tells the story of the battle from the points of view of Patriot militia colonel John Sevier and Tory camp follower Virginia Sal. FRIDAY, MAY 23- 6 p.m. – “A Passel of Hate,’’ a lecture and book signing by Joe Epley whose award-winning fact-based historical novel was published in 2011. The Kings Mountain Historical Museum is free and open Tuesdays-Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 100 E. Mountain Street in Kings Mountain. Adria L. Focht, Director and Curator.

CITY OF KINGS MOUNTAIN SPECIAL EVENTS - Firehouse Cook-off April 18 and 19 at the walking track; Easter Egg Hunt April 19; Over the Mountain Triathlon May 17; Memorial Day observance May 26. CLEVELAND COUNTY BLOODMOBILE SCHEDULE APRIL- April 22, Shelby Presbyterian Church 1:30-6 p.m., April 25 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Patrick Senior Center, Kings Mountain. CASINO AWARENESS. The King Mountain Awareness Group is hosting an event at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at East Gold Street Wesleyan Church, 701 East Gold St. Speakers include John Rustin of the N.C. Family Policy Council and Rev. Mark Creech of the Christian Action League. KINGS MOUNTAIN GATEWAY TRAILS, Inc., 807 Battleground Ave., ½ mile from downtown Kings Mountain, 704739-4755 – in celebration of being designated a National Recreation Trail August 2013. APRIL 26: 9 a.m.-10 a.m. Walk with a Doc at Gateway Trail. MAY 24: 9 a.m.-10 a.m. Walk with a Doc at Gateway Trail. ENTREPRENEUR EXPO – April 30, 1:30-5:30 p.m. at the LeGrand Center on the campus of Cleveland Community College. Entry forms can be found at VETERANS CAR SHOW AND FUNDRAISER. VFW Post 9811 is hosting its annual car show Saturday, May 3, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. BBQ, burgers and hot dogs available. Pre-registration is $20, $25 at the gate the day of the event. There will be horse shoes, a 50/50 drawing and cornhole competition. The VFW is also holding a BBQ Butt sale. $30 includes slaw and sauce. Please pre-order. To get more details, including a registration form, contact 704 750 4230.

PATRICK SENIOR CENTER BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC – Meets the third Wednesday of the month from 10– 11:30 a.m. in the Craft Room, sponsored by Gentiva.

TAI CHI CLASS – Tuesdays and Thursdays 2-3 p.m. in Conference Room I. Andrew Baker is instructor of Tai Chi 4 Health & Balance and a donation of $3 per person is requested. Rotating exercises, health lessons, and surprise extras keep it fresh. All donations will go toward purchase of DVDs for the class. NEW BEGINNER LINE DANCES Beginners Line Dance classes are taught by Archie Cherpak each Wednesday from 12:30 p.m. at the Patrick Center. Senior Games Closing awards ceremony is at Carillon Assisted Living, 1550 Charles Road, Shelby, on April 17 at 11:30 a.m. HESTER HAYNES offers personal care services (manicures and pedicures) on Wednesdays April 7 and 23 by appointment. SUPPORT GROUPS AT PATRICK CENTER- First Tuesdays 5:30 p.m. Evening Alzheimer’s Support Group, Neisler Life Enrichment Center, Kings Mountain; first Wednesdays at 10 a.m. depression support group, Patrick Center; second Tuesdays 5:30 p.m. Evening Dementia support group, Life Enrichment Center, Shelby; fourth Tuesdays 6 p.m. Parkinson’s Support Group, Life Enrichment Center, Shelby; last Mondays at 2 p.m. diabetic support and education, Patrick Senior Center.

HOSPICE The Hospice Store - Located at 323 E. Marion Street beside Dollar General near Uptown Shelby. Please call Angela Jones at 704-751-3530 if you have items to donate or for volunteer opportunities. Store Hours: Wednesday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

KM HISTORICAL MUSEUM Now-MAY 24- Common Threads: Kings Mountain’s Textile Heritage from Prehistory to Today. EARTH DAY CELEBRATION– Tues-

SOUTHERN ARTS SOCIETY “I AM WOMAN� art competition and exhibit May 1-June 20. Art may be delivered to Southern Arts Society at the Depot on Saturday, April 26 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday, April 27, from 1-5 p.m. Public reception and silent auction Saturday, May 10, from 7-9 p.m. Kings Mountain Arts Center – 301 N. Piedmont Ave.

MAUNEY MEMORIAL LIBRARY LAST TUESDAY of each month, 5 p.m. “A Company of Readers� Book Club in Community Room. Open to the public. Read the book of your choice and participate by briefly sharing. STORY TIME on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The Tuesday group includes 3-5 year old preschoolers. Thursday group is geared for birth to 2 years old. Join the Library staff at 10 a.m. in the Community Room. PLAYGROUP on Fridays, for birth to 5 years old, 10-11:30 a.m. in the Community Room. PLEASE NOTE: Story Time will not meet the week of April 21-25. WHOLE LOTTA SHAKESPEARE GOIN’ ON – April 16 at 4 p.m. The Worlds Fresh Ornament: A Reflection on Shakespeare’s Sonnets: John Moehlmann presents a glance at the beauty of Shakespeare’s accomplishment with the sonnet form and the poems’ meanings in his life and time. Unless otherwise listed, all events will be at the Mauney Memorial Library, 100 S. Piedmont Ave., Kings Mountain. How to Contact Us – To have your events listed on the Go Page, contact the Herald by coming by our office at 700 East Gold Street, by calling us at 704-739-7496, or by email to The deadline for receiving items is 5 p.m. Monday.


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All-American runner Chad Pearson going into Kings Mountain Sports Hall of Fame (Third in a four-part series on the 2014 Kings Mountain Hall of Fame inductees. The ceremony will be held Saturday, May 3 at 6 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church. Tickets are $15 and are available at The Herald, from Hall of Fame committee members and at the door.)

Chad Pearson was an outstanding track and cross country runner at Kings Mountain High School, a two-time All-American at NC State University, and ran professionally. He is now the interim coach at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Chad Pearson is proof that the best athletes are made when no one is looking. Inspired early in life by his cousin, John Foster, and in high school by Coach David Farquharson, young Pearson was doing most of his running during the early-morning hours when others were still in bed. His hard work paid off with several championships on the high school and collegiate level. He became a two-time AllACC and All-American at NC State University and is now the interim head track and cross country coach at UNC-Greensboro. Going into his hometown Hall of Fame is a “great honor,� Pearson says. As a youngster, he knew of Kings Mountain’s proud sports tradition and often thought how nice it would be to someday join that group of elite athletes. “When I was running at Kings Mountain High School I often thought that would be a great honor,� he said. “I hoped that one day I would have a career that would warrant this.� Some of his fondest memories here were early Saturday mornings when his cousin, John Foster, would take him to runs and meets. “We would get up before anyone else,� Pearson recalled. “He wouldn’t come to the door. He’d tap on my window because my parents (Cheryel and Ronnie Pearson) were still asleep. “He has always been really supportive of me. He’s the one that made me fall in love with running. Those memories are priceless. His son, Collin, is involved in track and cross country at Kings Mountain High now. Hopefully, he will follow in my footsteps.� Pearson said he will never forget his first high school cross country meet at Crest, where he held the lead at the halfway point, took the wrong route and had to reverse his tracks, and still finished second. “I felt like that spurred everything on,� he said. “My junior year I finished second in the Regionals but I was like a deer in the headlights. I didn’t know a thing about the competition. I was second by five or six seconds, but really that’s something I’ve never forgotten.� His memories of meets pale in comparison to his memory of his coaches and teammates along the way. “It was just exciting being around a great group of guys and coaches at Kings Mountain High School,� he said. “I had several different cross country coaches. I’ll never

forget Coach Farquharson. He was a big help to me. I would meet him at the track after most everyone else was gone. I would be out there doing repeats. He invested a lot of time in what I was doing. He made me a dedicated distance runner. I was blessed to have him there. He was a great coach. “Some mornings I would go out there before school and I would see him coming down Phifer Road in that little Volkswagen bug of his. He’d come out there and help me workout.� Pearson won numerous championships at KMHS and was runner-up in the NCHSAA 3A cross country meet as a junior and a twotime runner-up in the 3,200 meter run. He ran for one year at UNC-Asheville (1999) before transferring to NC State. “Coming out of high school, I was not that great of an athlete and I thought that would be a good place for me,� he said. “I qualified for the World Crosscountry Championship and got to travel to Portugal on a team that featured three All-Americans. That really jump started everything I wanted to do as a runner.� In his three years at State, he and the Wolfpack enjoyed tremendous success. Pearson was: - All-ACC and All-American in 2001 and 2003. -ACC individual runner-up in 2001 and 2003. -35th in the 2001 NCAA championship. -22nd in the 2003 NCAA cross country championships. -Member of the 2000 Junior National Cross Country Squad. He qualified for the Olympic Trials, where he finished eighth. The top three runners make the team. “Coming out of college I knew that was a long-shot,� he said. “But it was a great honor just running along with the best runners in the country.� Pearson ran professionally for two years on the Adidas team and won the 10K national championship. He began experiencing knee problems and went back to NC State to be a graduate assistant for two years. “I got out of coaching for a while,� he noted. “I had a Masters in biology and thought I wanted to be a dentist. But I went the coaching route.� He was a volunteer assistant at UNCCharlotte before being hired as an assistant at UNC-G last year. Now, he is interim head coach and hopes to be named permanent head coach at the end of the season. With conference, regional and national tournaments coming up, Foster hopes his teams will be busy until mid-June. The national championship is slated for mid-June in Eugene, Oregon. “It’s hard to qualify for that, but we hope to get some of our athletes out there,� he said.

KM netters beat Shelby for SMAC crown Kings Mountain High’s tennis team knocked off perennial SMAC champion Shelby 7-2 last week to nail down the conference championship in just their first

season in the new league. The Mountaineers ran their record to 7-0 in the SMAC and 9-0 overall. They play in the SMAC tournament today. This was

the Mountaineers' first conference championship since 2008 and broke The Golden Lions' 50-match winning streak. The Mountaineers won

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Mountaineers second to Crest in two SMAC 3A golf matches Kings Mountain finished second to Crest in a pair of SMAC 3A golf matches last week. Both matches were held at Cleveland Country Club in Shelby.

On April 8, the Chargers won with a 318 score to KM’s 343 and Burns’ 387. Cy Lowery of Crest was medalist with a 74. Carson Bailey shot 83, Dawson Adams 85,

Miles Robinson 87 and Hunter Cooke 88 for the Mountaineers. Isaac Powell of Crest shot a 73 for medalist honors on April 9. The

Chargers shot 311, KM 330 and Burns 409. Adams led KM with a 79. Cooke shot 82, Bailey 83 and Jacob Miller 86.

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People who made project possible Steve Baker, MC of Sunday's dedication of Shu Carlton Stadium, recognized the following businesses and individuals for their contributions in making the project a success: -Shu Carlton, whose legacy inspired the idea. -Louise Carlton, who motivated it by her dedication. -The Kings Mountain Sports Hall of Fame. -Dean Spears and the Kings Mountain City Council. -Mayor Rick Murphrey. -Robbie Henderson and Forever Green. -Cunningham Brick and Bennett Brick. -Morris Scrap Metal. -Dub Blalock and Dean Spears. -Kings Mountain city construction crews. -Ultra Machine, which donated the steel and laser services. -Superior Powdercoating. -Jerry Adams. -Tim Spicer. -Eric Price and the KMHS welding class. -Victory Trophy and Engraving. -Butch Pearson and RPM Mobile Sound. -George Harris and the many former players - the living legacy of Coach Carlton's building of successful men.

KM: netters beat Shelby for SMAC crown From Page 1B of them were decided in straight sets. "Beating a poorhouse name such as Shelby in tennis doesn't happen every year," said KM Coach Rick Henderson. "Sometimes it may take a decade or more, but it was bittersweet and we will enjoy this win for weeks and months to come. "We wanted this win for our one and only senior (Isaiah Cole) as he has steadied the shp this year at the #1 singles seed." Cole finished the conference season with a 5-2 record. Dylan Irvin and Gibson Conner were also 5-2 and the #2 and #3 positions. Landon Irvin was 5-0 at #4 and Robert Baker and Dalton Cash were 7-0 at #5 and #6. In another match last week, the Mountaineers defeated Burns 8-1. Burns match: Singles -Isaiah Cole (KM) d. Tyler Helms 6-3, 6-1; Dylan Irvin (KM) d. Michael Page 61, 6-4; Gibson Conner (KM) d. Spencer Crow 6-2, 6-0; Robert Baker (KM) d. Clayton Hamrick 6-1, 6-3; Dalton Cash (KM) d. Huner Bumgardner 60, 6-0; Alex Lovelace (KM) d. Nick Fulbright 6-2, 6-1. Doubles - Cole/Conner (KM) d.Helms/Page 8-3; Baker/Cash (KM) d. Crow/Hamrick 8-3; Bumgardner/Fulbright (B) d. Devin Ayscue/Bailey Goodson 8-6. Shelby match: Singles -Isaiah Cole (KM) d. Charles Dixon 6-1, 6-2; Alex Nanney (S) d. Dylan Irvin 6-4, 6-4; Aaron Assad (S) d. Gibson Conner 6-3, 4-6, 10-5; Landon Ervin (KM) d. Hill Morgan 64, 6-2; Robert Baker (KM) d.

Griffin Benfield 3-6, 6-3, 10-8; Dalton Cash (KM) d. Will Clifton 6-0, 6-2. Doubles Irvin/Conner (KM) d. Nanney/Assad 10-3; Cole/Cash (KM) d. Dixon/Morgan 10-6; Ervin/Baker (KM) d. Benfield/Clifton 10-8.

Louise Carlton (holding plaque) is pictured with football players and three cheerleaders who were part of Coach Carlton’s teams from 1948-1956 at Kings Mountain High School. Football players, left to right, are Roy Hammett, Jimmy Littlejohn, David Marlowe, Bill Herndon, Mearl Valentine, Buddy Smith, Jack Ruth, Johnny Harris (representing his late father, Ollie Harris Jr., George Harris, Jimmy Kimmell, John Mcginnis, Gene Patterson and Bill Ruth.

Shu Carlton Stadium dedicated Sunday A large number of his former players, students, friends and others were on hand Sunday afternoon as sports and city officials dedicated the former City Stadium in memory of legendary former Kings Mountain High football coach Everette “Shu� Carlton. George Harris, KMHS’s only High School All-American football player and the star quarterback on Carlton’s and the Mountaineers’ first-ever championship team in 1955, was keynote speaker. Carlton’s daughter, Debbie, gave the reception speech on behalf of the family. Harris, Mayor Rick Murphrey and Coach Carlton’s widow, Louise, unveiled a plaque that will be permanently displayed on one of the two brick columns that support the 400-plus pound “Shu Carlton Stadium� sign. “Kings Mountain is a special place for our family,� Debbie said. “My sisters and I spent our first years here. Our family took shape here. Kings Mountain was always special to Dad. It was the place which gave him his first opportunity to teach and to coach. It welcomed him back after his service in Korea. “His Kings Mountain players were most special to him,� she added. “The ties he made with them lasted a life time. He treasured these bonds.� Carlton came to KMHS in 1948 after graduating from Lenoir-Rhyne College. He began his collegiate football career at Duke University but entered the U.S. Marines at the onset of World War II. After the war he enrolled at LR and played three years there. The Mountaineer program was at a low point upon Carlton’s arrival. They had won just one game the previous season and had three different head coaches each of the three years before Carlton took the job. His career was interrupted in 1951 when he was called back into active duty with the Marines during the Korean War. UNC AllAmerican Art Weiner, who had played one season of pro football, served as head coach that season. When Carlton returned in 1952, his JV team had been disbanded and he had to start all over with mostly freshmen. He switched from the single wing to T-formation in 1953 and posted a winning record and by 1954 he had built a powerhouse that was expected to bring the school it’s first-ever

Some of the crowd that attended Sunday’s dedication of Shu Carlton Stadium. At far left are Johnny and Betty Gamble. Mrs. Gamble’s husband and Johnny’s father, the late John Gamble, was Shu Carlton’s assistant coach and became head coach in 1957 when Coach Carlton took over as head coach at Ashley High in Gastonia. Coach Gamble’s teams continued the Mountaineer winning tradition established during the Carlton years. championship but fell just short with a 7-2-1 overall record. George Harris recalled in his speech that the general feeling at the start of practice in 1955 was that the Mountaineers wouldn’t be very good. But with Carlton’s guidance and the hard work and dedication of the players resulted in an undefeated regular season and the Southwest Conference championship. In Carlton’s last season, 1956, the Mountaineers went unbeaten again and won the Western NC title. “He had a reputation of being tough but there wasn’t a mean bone in that man’s body, Harris said.� Harris recalled a conversation with Mrs. Carlton several years ago when he told her Coach Carlton “was really tough but I bet he was a teddy bear at home, and she said he was.� Harris said Carlton was a great coach and a great role model. Harris said he was a no-nonsense person and strong willed. He was dedicated, disciplined, demanding, determined, very intelligent, a great motivator who was organized, a great leader and very honest. “He taught us by the way he conducted himself,� Harris said. “He taught us life lessons. He taught about the strengths we should have and to achieve things that seemed almost impossible to do.� Harris recalled that the team walked three blocks to every practice and every game from Central School on Ridge Street to what is now Shu Carlton Stadium. “Back then I thought it was miles,� he said. Harris called Carlton a great teacher. “He taught us discipline,� he said. “He inspired people to work hard. We worked on precision every day. Everybody had an assignment and had to get it done.� Although the ’55 players weren’t big (there were only about three on the roster that weighed over 180 pounds, and Harris was one of them),

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Shu Carlton’s family is pictured with the coach’s 1955 All-American quarterback George Harris. Front row, left to right, Carlton’s daughter Deborah O’Neal, his wife Louise Carlton, and daughter Linda Grant. Back row from left, George Harris, Carlton’s daughter Elaine Gomez, his granddaughter Betsy Grant, and his son-in-law Hank Grant. Kings Mountain shutout workshop where he made they were in exceptional physical shape. They Bessemer City 59-0 in the teenage boys into young worked hard, played smart, season opener, and after men and winning football and were mentally tough three games had scored 93 teams. This stadium is football players. Harris said points to their opponents’ rightly being named for they practiced hard, played zero. Their six shutouts dur- Coach Everette ‘Shu’ Carling the regular included two ton.â€? hard and played to win. As she closed her speech, “The 1955 team was the SWC powerhouses, Shelby Carlton’s daughter Debbie first football team that and Cherryville. “That defense was the thanked the city and volunCoach Carlton had, and the first one that Kings Moun- best Kings Mountain’s ever teers who made the day postain had to win a champi- had,â€? Harris said. “Holding sible. “Our family would like onship,â€? Harris noted. He our opponents to 26 points pointed out that the team was a tribute to the linemen, to express our deepest apgave up only 26 points dur- backfield, and everybody on preciation to you for naming this stadium for our father,â€? ing the regular season and the team.â€? Harris said Carlton she said. “He would find it shutout six of their 10 oppoturned “teenagers into so fitting since his career nents. “A lot of the players that young men.â€? He strength- began here. “Dad was proud of his came up from the midget ened their character, taught teams that were organized in them how to be good lead- Kings Mountain teams. He 1949 were coming into high ers, discipline, teamwork, expected a great deal from school when Coach Carlton organization, planning and his players, but he gave even came back as a Korean War planted in them a mental at- more. He cared about them hero,â€? Harris recalled. “A lot titude to be someone who as players but he cared about them even more as young of us were freshmen. Coach “can do instead of maybe.â€? Harris said it is fitting men. Carlton and his staff were “Dad helped countless pretty dismayed at the start that the city stadium be dedyoung men get into college of practice in 1955. They icated to Coach Carlton. “This is where it all and he enjoyed hearing from didn’t have much to work began,â€? he said. “It was the them long after graduation. with. “Coach Carlton put in a players’ field of dreams Dad would be extremely triple option play. We had where Coach Carlton made pleased with this honor‌ run a belly play in 1954. The the dreams come true. For with the dedication of this triple option offense was fans, coaches and players it stadium in his honor. Thank more flexible and he taught was a place for Friday night you for Shu Carlton Stadium us to be good at it. We were fun and excitement – our and for remembering him. A not very big but we had a lot ‘Friday Night under the heartfelt thank you to everyone who had a hand in this.â€? of heart, great coaching and Lights.’ “It was Coach Carlton’s were always prepared.â€?

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Myers, Gamble win KMCC Spring Classic Brad Myers won low gross and Johnny Gamble low net in the Spring Classic Golf Tournament April 5-6 at Kings Mountain Country Club. Bryant Wells won the first flight gross and Josh Etters was first net. Tony Cooke won first gross in the second flight and Kenny Walker won first net. Larry Dunn won first gross in the senior division and Toney Wells was first net. Pierce Robinson was first gross in the junior division and Tyler Withers was first net. Closest to the pin winners on Saturday were Tommy Padgett on #5, Bryant Wells on #8, Padgett on #12 and Larry Dunn on #17. Sunday's winners were Josh Etters on #5, Stoney Jackson on #8, Wells on #12 and Dunn on #17. Closest to the pin in the junior division were Pierce Robinson, Tyler Withers and Miles Robinson.

Kings Mountain Middle School’s soccer team, 2014 Tri-County Conference champions

Kicking Lady Patriots beat North Lincoln for Tri-County Middle School championship Kings Mountain Middle School edged North Lincoln 1-0 Thursday at John Gamble Stadium to win the TriCounty Conference championship. Georgia Moss scored the only goal of the game early in the second half off a corner kick from Kassidy Calhoun.

Goals: Divine Homes – Landon Cloniger 2 Jones Family Practice 3, American Restoration 0 Goals: JFP – Max Martin 1, Joshua Roberts 1, Hunter Plaster 1 Cookout 5, Roger’s Automotive 3 Goals: Cookout – Melia Myers 1, Braeden Bostic 2, Mary Grace Hogue 1, Cali Phillips 1 Goals: Roger’s – Morgan Setzer 1, Caylin Setzer 1, Logan Granniss 1

Lady Mounties fall to Shelby Kings Mountain High's women's soccer team fell to Shelby 3-1 in a SMAC game last week. The Lady Lions broke the game open in the second half after the teams went into halftime tied at 1-all. Virginia Dellinger scored the only KM goal off an assist from Katy Robison. Kings Mountain was scheduled to play Draughn last night and will travel to Crest Thursday for a JV/varsity doubleheader beginning at 5 p.m.

Winn Insurance 6, Champion Studios 1 Goals: Winn Insurance – Reed Burton 1, Lola Craft 1, Issac Mooring III 2, Brantley Winn 2 Goals: Champion Studios – Marshall Green 1

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Kings Mountain’s Madeline Skeith (22) defends against a Shelby player in last week’s SMAC soccer game.

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Long 2 Goals: Cross Country Vet. II – Hannah Dover 1, Isaac Sanders 1

Blake Alexander 2, William Allen 1 Goals: Boys and Girls Club – Ethan Richardson

Boiling Springs Animal Clinic 2, Cross Country Vet. 2 Goals: Boiling Springs Animal Clinic – Marvin Garcia 2, Goals: Cross Country Vet – Chastity Ledford 2

Southeastern Products 5, Northpoint Custom Builders 0 Goals: Southeastern Products – Malachi Zehnder 1, Molly Pruitt 1, Hayden Pruitt 1, Bryan Trejo 2

Winn Insurance 6, Roger’s Automotive 0 Goals: Winn Insurance – Reed Burton 2, Issac Mooring III 2, Brantley Winn 2

Reed Mockaitis Orthodontics 2, PSU 0 Goals: Reed Mockaitis Orthodontics – Jacob Morton 1, Charlie Ruiz 1

RestCo Restoration 6, Champion Studios 0 Goals: Austin Moran2,Mallory Drum-2,Caleb Barnette-1, Henry Gil- 1

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Daniels aces 17 at KMCC Herbert Daniels made his first Hole In One on Wednesday, April 9 after 40 years of golfing. He was playing at Kings Mountain Country Club with golfing buddies, Luther Brooks, James Camp, and Robert Marable. Herbert used a 7 wood on the 149 yard par three 17th hole .

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Touchdown Club golf tourney Friday, May 2 The seventh annual Kings Mountain Touchdown Club golf tournament will be played Friday, May 2 at Kings Mountain Country Club. The format is four-person captain’s choice and begins with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. The field is limited to the first 30 registered teams. The cost is $70 per player and includes one mulligan per player, one red tee per player, and one string per team (hole 15). Prizes will be presented to the closest to the pin winners on the four par 3 holes, and longest drive for men, women and seniors on hole two. The teams will be flighted at the end of the tournament and the winning team in each flight will receive prizes. Sponsorships are also available for $500 (platinum), $250 (gold), $100 (silver) and $50 (bronze). To be included on the sponsor board, contact the Touchdown Club by April 18. Sponsorships are tax deductible. For entry blanks or any other information, contact Larry Hamrick Jr. and Warlick and Hamrick Insurance or Kings Mountain Touchdown Club, PO Box 2017, Kings Mountain, NC 28086 by April 18. All profits will benefit the new Kings Mountain High School field house.

Jordan Golf tourney May 2 at River Bend The first annual Mack and Mary Jordan Foundation Golf Tournament will be held Friday, May 2 at River Bend Golf Course. Sign-in is from 11:30-12:30. Lunch and warm-up is from 11:30-12:45, followed by a rules meeting. Tee time (shotgun start) is at 1 p.m The cost is $60 per player. A mulligan and red tee package is available for $10. Door prizes will be given. Awards will go to the winning team (regardless of handicap), longest putt, longest drive, closest to the pin and most accurate drive. Lunch and range balls are free for all registered golfers. Sponsors are also needed. Sponsorships include: -Platinum - $1,000 or more (company name and logo on tournament banner. -Hole in one sponsor – Admission for one team of four golfers. -Gold - $500-$999, includes sign with company name posted beside hole. -Silver - $250-$499. -Bronze - $100-$249. Sponsors are also needed to provide gifts or donations to be used as door prizes (gift certificates, store items, golf equipment, money, etc). Gifts are tax deductible and will contribute to the foundation’s ongoing mission to support families and organizations in Cleveland County. Register online at For more information call Sherita Anderson at 704-813-9492 or email

Red Cross golf tourney slated April 25 at KMCC The American Red Cross of Cleveland County Golf Tournament is set for Friday, April 25th at the Kings Mountain Country Club. Shot gun start will be at 9 a.m. This promises to be an exciting tournament with a unique mixed format of play that golfers will really enjoy while raising funds for the mission of the American Red Cross in Cleveland County. Cost is $225 per team with survivor kits available for $25 per person. There will be closest to the pin and longest drive opportunities. Additionally, everyone will be treated to lunch and an awards program. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information or to register, please call Daughtry Hopper at the Red Cross at 704-864-2623.

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12TH GRADE – Sarah Alberta Adams, Yasmine Mari Adams, Mary Elizabeth Asgari, Timothy Isaac Ausburn, Alexander Scott Austin, Samuel Stephen Baker, Katherine Hali Bieker, Nina Bounpheng, Will Cameron Boyles, Abbey Lynn Bragg, Brittani Nicole Bridges, Rebekah Frances Bridges, Artaysia Shenise Brooks, Justice Jeremiah Brown, Cameron Dean Bullock, Spencer Marie Burton, Cynthia Yuritzi Carcamo, Chandler William Champion, Nicholas Maldini Chanthavong, Ashley Marie Chapman, Hannah Marie Christenbury, Michael Isaiah Cole, Joshua Andrew Craig, Tionja Jeanette Elizabeth Crumpton, Mason Lewis Dellinger, Mason Ryan Dever, Hattie Brooke Dover, Katie Marie Ellis, Caje Jacob Etters, Natalie Elizabeth Fedyschyn, Mason Eion Fleisher, Elaina Nicole Francis, Annamarie Irene Fulbright, Adrienne Ruelyn-Blythe Green, Alex Eddy Grooms, Emily Lauren Harris, Lyndsay Jewel Henderson, Destinee Logan Smith Kolometz, Nicholas Allen Lease, Vincent Jamel Lewis, Donnie Malaythong, Haley Abigail McDougal, Jacob Andrew Miller, Harsh Jitendrakumar Patel, Radhika Kamles Patel, Alayna Marie Pearson, Mitchell Royce Peeler, Jordyn Danielle Peterson, Elizabeth Monique Petty, Madison Marie Pillado, Mikayla Reese Price, Collen Malachi Queen, Mikayla Dawn Ressler, Becca Nicole Robinson, Mary Kathryn Robinson, Taylor Lauren Rogers, Betzaira Nahara Saenz, Zackery Austin Saldo, Jayna Sananikone, Adam Douglas Satterfield, Molly Elizabeth Short, Morgan Ashlyn Short, Trista Lou-Ella Sikes, Madeline Marie Skeith, Jonmark Daniel Smith, Taquisha Prianna Smith, Kelton Lane Stone, Joshua David Styers, Taylor Nicole Thrift, Austin Paul Toney, Paige Elizabeth Velez, Caroline Jerrie Waters, Maury Allen Williams, Emily Nicole Wilson, and Jack Edward Zyble.

11TH GRADE – Mikayla Lane Absher, Shawn Marcee Adams Jr., Austin Gregory Anthony, Devin Carter Ayscue, Robert Jennings Baker, Abbigail Brianna Barber, Lyndsey Day Barnes, Zoe Aubrey Barnette, Tyler Ray Batchler, Jared Brentley Belcher, Faythe Elizabeth Brown, Trevor John Capotosta, Daisy Abigail Carcamo, Erica Elizabeth Hall Carpenter, Kaitlyn Nicole Carpenter, Destiny Nicole Carson, Dalton Rhyne Cash, Anna Maria Cerjan, Cassidy Anna Chapman, Katie Rae Chapman, William Cole Clampett, Noah Garrison Coleman, Tico Lemaine Crocker II, Taylor Brandy Crotts, Emily Suzanna Crouse, Ashley Nicole Curry, Mary Catherine Elizabeth Dellinger, Collin Andrew Dula, Michael Brandon Falls, Kimberley Ann Farris, Lauren Suzanne Ferrell, Collin Russell Foster, Zachary Blake Funderburke, Megan Nicole Garey, McKenzie Shayne Gibson, Emily Ann Gilbert, Lauren Rebekah Gould, Gregory Alan Grabert Jr., Dylan Ray Graham, Taylor Marie Griffin, Jamie Rose Hale, Courtney Lee Hamm, Caroline Grace Hardin, Mallory Elise Harris, Tiffany Lasha Harris, Lindsey Taylor Herndon, Emily Elizabeth Hester, Kayla A’Lena Hoyle, Kirby Andrew Hullender, Gracie Caroline Hunter, Talajah Shontrelle Hutchens, Lindsey Brooke Injejikian, Sabrina Marie Inthisarath, Alexis Blaire Johnson, Casey Alexandra Johnson, Haley Grace Johnson, Shad Edwin Johnson Jr., David Alexander Lovelace, Madison Delane Lutz, Brent Alexander Martin, Katelynn Nichole McKinney, Taylor Madison McNeill, Jasmine Nicole Moore, Jon Michael Moore, Cassie Ann Morton, Hannah Blair Mosley, Rachel Leigh Mower, Amanda Breanne Mullen, Rielly Kristopher Neal, Kathryn Elizabeth Norris, Tanner Marc OrdersJohn Roy Pearson, Kayla Marie Penner, Amontae Nicole Perkins, Angel Marie Peterson, Blakely Lauren Philbeck, Trenton Elliott Ploeger, Arrick Rithiphong, Christopher Tevin Robertson, Miles Tillman Robinson, Johnna Neal Scism, Sarah Stanton Scism, Eric James Setlock, Jamie Danielle Slater, Sara Jordan Smart, Mackenzie Blaze Smith, Victoria Hope Smith, Jacob Paul Sneed, Brittney Reneé Tarbush, Joshua Tyler Tucker, Samantha Renee Varnadore, and Peter Zheng.

10TH GRADE – Trevor Lane Alexander, Sean Barrymore Anderson, Penelope Alexis Ballew, Taylor Jordan Boheler, Melissa Nalle Bounpheng, Jordanne Raine Briggs, Alex Martin Bryant, Allen Abel Card, Sara Elizabeth Carringer, Jonathan Blake Chapman, Gibson Leigh Conner, Mary Alice Crepps, Taylor Amanda Davis, Tanner Colby Davis, Jordan Leigh Ann Davis, Geoffrey Terrell Dawkins, Kevin Michael Dryden, Jasmine Alexia Dye, Autumn Rose Ellis, Dylan Lincoln Ervin, Andrew Almond Estridge, Ashley Victoria Falls, Jensen Brielle Fleisher, David Lee Gamble, Amber Nicole Gipson, Tess Elisabeth Goode, Bailey Brighton Goodson, Brittany Michelle Green, Michael Austin Gunter, Weston Allen Harmon, Gregory Ervin Hawkins, Wesley Thomas Henson, Demetrius Darelle Hill, Ashlea Elizabeth Hodge, Gwendolyn Marcelette Hopper, Tatiyana Nakia Hopper, Kassie Danielle Horn, Dalton Sloan Hullender, Daisie Mae Hullender, Nastajah O’Nay Hutchens, Madison Elaine Ingle, Samaya Najee Jarrett, Cora Elizabeth Jennings, Andy Khounmeuang, Ethan Wayne King. Joseph Paul Korch Jr., William Gage Kornegay, Lindsey Jane Laughridge Thomas Acquinas Lavin IV, Jarrett Evan Ledford, Samuel Morris Liss, Brenner Noah Kekoa Martin, Sara Nicole Mayes, Destinee Simone McClain, Hannah Jane McComas, Caleb Dalton Miles, Kierston Leanne Moore, Destinee Simone McClain, Hannah Jane McComas, Caleb Dalton Miles, Kierston Leanne Moore, Jonathan Douglas Morrow, Leah Grace Nations, Aaron Michael Oakley, Maxwell Scott Peterson, Albert Omar Petty, Darha Makayla Ponder, Justin Patrick Queen, Tyler Lee Randle, Autumn Elyssa Reese, Tiana Shaniqua Roberts, Zavier Jocqui Roberts, Toni Cheyanne Sanders, Amber Leigh Sellers, Johana Grace Sellers, Austin Charles Sipes, Nathan Charles Sipes, Carl Jacob Skidmore, Eustacia Jade Smith, Mikayla Rose Smithson, Victoria Macala Spencer, Emma Windham Stewart, Zakery Ray Stewart, Chase Paul Stirewalt, Mikayla Reyanna Stuart, Melissa Nicole Sweezy, Jordan Christopher Sweezy, Katelyn Marie Terry, Stevette Debralee Tomberlin, William Bedford Towery Jr., Taylor Marie Wade, John Hunter Ward, Jacob Webb Warren, Annette Rebekah Waters, Will Bradley Wilson, Bethany Ann Wilson, Destiny Jaylynn Wood, and Keilee Rhiannon Wright .

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Track ladies win at Forestview Kings Mountain’s girls scored 148 points to defeat six other schools and win their fourth straight Forestview Invitational Thursday at Forestview. Following the Mountaineers were Shelby with 142 points, Forestview 81, South Point 67, North Gaston 33, Burns 25 and Hunter Huss 25. The Mountaineers got outstanding performances from: -Emily Harris, who took second in the discus with a throw of 52’8.5�. -Brittany Poeng, who took first place in the high jump with a jump of 4’6�. -Betzaira Saenz, Sarah Scism and Brittany Poeng, who took third through fifth, respectively, in the long jump. -Gwen Hopper (30’6�), Sarah Scism and Brittany Poeng who were second, fourth and fifth, respectively, in the triple jump. -4x800m relay team of

Coach Craig Short congratulates Emily Hester on first inning home run against Burns.

KM softball beats Burns and Ashbrook Kings Mountain High’s softball team defeated 11-2 and Ashbrook 10-0 last week but was upset by last place Shelby 6-5 in a SMAC game Friday night. A four-run first inning sparked the Lady Mountaineers over Burns Tuesday at Lancaster Field #3. Emily Hester’s two-run home run increased the margin to 8-0 after two innings. Hester finished with 3for-3 with a single, home run and double, and drove in four runs. Miranda Ellis was 3-for-3, Mikeala Bell 2-for3 with one RBI, and Leah Herndon had a double to lead off the four-run first inning. Kassidy Hamrick went 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Hester went the distance on the mound, allowing only two runs on five hits. She walked four and struck out six. The KM ladies went out of conference Wednesday to

battle their former Big South 3A opponent Ashbrook in Gastonia. Hester again had a big day, going 2-for-5 with two doubles and two RBIs. She pitched the first five innings to get the win. She gave up no runs, no walks and only two hits. She fanned six. Kassidy Hamrick had another big day at the plate, going 3-for-4 with three RBIs. Mikeala Bell had two hits and one RBI, and Molly Short was 2-for-3. Shelby scored in the bottom of the seventh to break a 5-5 tie and earn their first SMAC win after conference losses Friday in Shelby. Ellis led the Lady Mountaineers with three hits. Hester, Bell and Short had two each. Kings Mountain was scheduled to host Draughn last night and will play its final pre-Easter game Thursday at 6 p.m. at Crest.

Mariah Roberts, Mackenzie Smith, Montanna Smith and Cassie Morton, who took first with a time of 11:36.34. Erica Carpenter (18.90) and Ja’Myiah Pressley

Kings Mountain fell to first place Burns 10-8 and defeated Shelby 4-2 in 10 innings in SMAC 2A/3A conference games last week. Wednesday’s makeup game at KM’s Lancaster Field saw the Bulldogs hold on for victory after the Mountaineers rallied in the bottom of the seventh. Burns built a 10-5 lead going into the bottom of the seventh but the Moun-





taineers closed the margin to 10-8 on a run-scoring double by Alex Reynolds and RBI singles by Daniel Barrett and Cameron Bullock. The Mountaineers had the potential tying runners on first and third when the Bulldogs recorded the final out. Will Wilson led the KM offense with two doubles and two runs. Reynolds and Barrett also had two hits and



Landon Bolin worked the first 6.1 innings. Bell, Grooms and Barrett led KM at the plate with two hits each. The Mountaineers were scheduled to host Draughn last night and will host Crest in their final pre-Easter game Thursday. They will play in the annual Shelby Easter Tournament next week.

Kings Mountain Highâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s JV baseball team ran its record to 9-1 in the SMAC and 10-2 overall Wednesday with a 5-1 victory over Burns at Lancaster Field. Bryson Bailey worked three innings on the mound. He allowed just three hits, no earned runs, walked one and struck out four. He also had two singles and a RBI double. Hunter Cash went 2-for3 for the Mountaineers.

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two RBI each. Brandon Bell tripled home Reynolds with the winning run in the top of the 10th Friday at Shelby. Bell tallied an insurance run on a double by Alex Grooms. Reynolds toed the rubber in the bottom of the inning and retired the Lions in order to seal the deal. He worked 3.2 innings in all, allowing just one hit and fanning five.

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-Tynesha Merriman, who ran first in the 200m dash in 26.72. -4x100m relay team of Tyquassia Mackey, Jaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Myiah Pressley, Gwen Hopper and Tynesha Merriman with a time of 53.16. -4x400m relay team of Mariah Roberts, Sarah Bradshaw, Tynesha Merriman, and Betzaira Saenz with a time of 4:35. -Mackenzie Smith and Cassie Morton, who finished second and third, respectively, in the 3200m run. The Lady Mountaineers were scheduled to go to Shelby yesterday for the SMAC Conference Throwing Championship. The remainder of the team will travel to Lenoir-Rhyne University today for the SMAC conference championship. Kings Mountain is going after its third consecutive conference title, the previous two being in the Big South 3A.


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Madelynn Frye and her doubles partner Alexis Galloway won the City of Statesville Junior Open Doubles Tennis Tournament on April 11-13. Madelynn, seeded #1, and Alexis, seeded #2, played a great match for the finals on Sunday. Madelynn then went on to win the girls 12 singles championship of the same open. Madelynn is the daughter of Wesley and Elicia Frye of Claremont and granddaughter of Lynda and Randy Frye of Kings Mountain. Alexis is the daughter of Patty and Keith Galloway of Charlotte.

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Camper, McKibbin receive employee awards at CCC Cleveland Community College recently announced its 2014 Excellence in Te a c h i n g and OutCAMPER standing Staff Member award recipients. Dr. Starr Morrow Camper, department chair of

Social Services, is winner of the Excellence in Te a c h i n g Award. In 2002, Dr. Camper received the McKIBBIN Outstanding Alumni Award from Isothermal Community College and was also the Excellence in Teaching Award

recipient at Cleveland Community College in 1996. She has been teaching history and political science at Cleveland Community College 22 years. Barbara McKibbin, Dean of Learning Resources, is the 2014 Outstanding Staff Member Award recipient. McKibbin has served the college for 23 years and began her career as the Director of Library Services.

Kindergartner Sean McCurry accepts an EarlyAct/FirstKnight award for perseverance at East School Elementary on Friday, April 4.

East Elementary students show off their EarlyAct/FirstKnight awards for perseverance and responsibility at a Kings Mountain Rotary function at the school on Friday, April 4. First row, left to right, Connor Black and Lucas Davis, both kindergarteners. Second row, left to right, O’Ryan Seright, Annabella Lamanna and Alyssa Mathis (obscured), all kindergarteners. Third row, left to right, Daquan Bess, Addie Wallace and Kevin Cardenas, all first graders. Fourth for, left to right, Hayden Lawson, Cheyenne Calhoun, Nathan Simpson, all first graders.

Jim Potter, coordinator of the Community Kitchen at Central United Methodist Church, was the speaker March 20 at Kings Mountain Rotary. He was hosted by Kevin Osborne. Potter described the creation and capacity of the community meal site and the blessing they feel they are bringing to the people of Kings Mountain.

Boxing legend “Sandman” Parker was the guest of his daughter-in-law Jennifer Parker at the April 10 meeting of the KM Rotary Club. North Carolina Heavyweight Champion from 1978-83, Parker draws on his boxing career success to spread his testimony to young and old in the US and on mission trips abroad. Inducted into the Carolinas Boxing Hall of Fame in 2012, Parker also teaches carpentry and masonry part time at Cleveland Community College.

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CITY OF KINGS MOUNTAIN NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CITY COUNCIL MEETING TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 2014 – 6:00 PM CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL CASE NO. CUR-2-1-14 Robert Carl Logan is requesting to rezone property located at 110 Latham Drive from R-20 to Conditional Use R-6 (CUR-R6). The property is also known as Tax Map 4-57, Block 1, and a portion of Lot 59, Par-

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

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CITY OF KINGS MOUNTAIN NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CITY COUNCIL MEETINGTUESDAY, APRIL 29, 2014 at 6:00 PM CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING and NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT THE KINGS MOUNTAIN COMPREHENSIVE PEDESTRIAN PLAN The City of Kings Mountain is considering the adoption of a Comprehensive Pedestrian Plan. Creating alternatives to automobiles and encouraging safe and healthy travel are ways the City can address growth and improve the quality of life for its citizens. The Plan advises the City on these issues, as well as the identification of a needed pedestrian plan

around town. Copies of the above-referenced document are available for review in the Planning Department located at 101 W. Gold Street, Kings Mountain, NC, between the hours of 8:30 and 5:00 or can be accessed from our City website at on the following link: Kings Mountain Pedestrian Plan (Final Draft). For more information, please call the Planning Department at 704-7344595. You are welcome to attend the City Council Public Hearing on Tuesday, April 29th at 6:00 PM to express your opinion on the adoption of the Plan. KMH3596 (4/09 & 16/2014)

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2. Quickly place the peeled, hard-boiled egg on the opening of the glass bottle. 3. The fire will eventually burn out.

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Pour water into a glass about half way. Add 10 tablespoons of salt.

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Carefully add plain water until the glass is nearly full, but try not to mix the plain and salt water much.

Can you unscramble these scientific words? (Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re on this page!)

Gently place the egg in the glass of water. What happens?

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ANSWER: The egg drops through the plain water until it reaches the salty water. Now, when it reaches the salt water, it will magically float in the middle of the glass! Why? Salt water is denser than tap water. If a liquid is dense, it is easier for an object to float.


Unscramble the letters underneath each egg to find out what color to make each egg.









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VACUUM The noun vacuum means a space from which most of the air or matter has been removed. Learning cannot occur in a vacuum. Try to use the word vacuum in a sentence today when talking with your friends and family members.

Scientist Fun

Plan a Spring Vacation Look through the newspaper for places to visit during spring vacation and for a way to travel there. Write a paragraph telling about how you would get to the place, what you would do there and why you want to go there. ANSWER: Basket-ball

Standards Link: Writing Applications: Write narratives that provide a context for the reader to imagine the experience.

This weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s word:

If you were a scientist and could invent something to help the Easter Bunny, what would it be? Explain how it would work.

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Kings Mountain Herald 04-16-2014

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