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Badger celebrates grand opening Plans to hire more employees ELIZABETH STEWART lib.kmherald@gmail.com

Kings Mountain is a good fit for Badger Color Concentrates, Inc., said city and county officials at last Wednesday’s grand opening celebration at the plant on S. Battleground Avenue. Badger President Mike Fatta

said that more jobs are coming. The plant, which started production in November with 15 employees in the former Indian Motorcycle building, started running one shift in November and plans to add five more employees and run a second shift by the end of this month. “Our goal in the future is running 24-7, by next year 35-40 em-

Bessemer City awarded $1.5M Bessemer City has been awarded $1,565,000 for a much needed wastewater system Project. Funding came from the N. C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Division of Water Quality, Infrastructure Finance Section. These monies are part of the Clean Water State Revolving Fund and includes $782,500 which will be in the form of principal forgiveness (grant), with the remaining being a 0% interest loan. See BESSEMER CITY, 5A

CCS underfunded charter schools A North Carolina superior court judge ruled this week that Cleveland County Schools underfunded three charter schools during the 2009-10 budget year. Cleveland County Schools was ordered to pay $57,836 to those schools, about half what they sought in the suit. Individual amounts allotted in the ruling were: Piedmont Community Charter School, Gastonia, $4,250; Lincoln Charter School in Lincolnton, $3,265; and Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy in Rutherford County, $50,321, all of whom filed a complaint against Cleveland County Schools in 2012. See CC SCHOOLS, 5A

VFD buys land Bethlehem Volunteer Fire Department has purchased 13.68 acres of land (three lots) across from the fire department for future use by firemen. “The parcel of land became available and firemen decided to purchase it as a good investment for our department,’’ said Bob Hullender. Hullender said a committee has been appointed to discuss long-range goals and also to make plans for the upcoming 50th anniversary of the volunteer department. “We are planning an all-day event on our anniversary to showcase our fire department, the firemen who have served for many years, and the accomplishments in our community,’’ he added. Jeff Dixon is chairman of the board of directors and John McDaniel is Fire Chief. Firemen will be firing up their grills Saturday for a big BBQ chicken supper to start at 5 p.m. All proceeds are earmarked for equipment.

ployees and in time 100 employees and we think we’ll make it,� said Fatta. Fatta conducted a tour of the 500,000 square foot facility, which included the laboratory and production areas. Lab manager Kevin West and site manager Mike Wernsing assisted, showing how color swatches for an order for a customer are processed. Pigments derived from a formula are made into little color chips and run in plastic

resin. The result is color for such things as plastic lawn chairs, shampoo, conditioner, cosmetic bottles, the development of color in the plastics they Photo by ELLIS NOELL

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This brilliant blue color concentrate is an example of what goes into production for almost every type of manufacturer in the plastics industry.

BBQ grills to fire up Friday Fifty-four BBQ teams have signed up to compete in this weekend’s 17th annual Firehouse Barbecue Cook-off, a state championship event offering $10,000 in cash prizes and trophies, at Kings Mountain Walking Track. Kings Mountain firemen have spent weeks preparing for the event and are set to welcome teams from across the Southeast and as far distant as Maryland, Tennessee, and Virginia, plus many from this immediate area and from all over North Carolina and South Carolina. The money raised during the event supports the Kings Mountain Fire Museum, one of few remaining in the state. Grills will be fired up Friday at the track – next to the KM Family YMCA on Cleveland Avenue – and chefs will continue to smoke, grill and prepare their meats throughout the night for judging that starts at 12 noon on Saturday, with presentation of

awards at 3 p.m. Some of the teams may be arriving on Thursday to set up around the track. The event kicks off at 7 p.m. Friday with the popular band “Southern Exposure,’’ the Anything Butt contest, which like the contest name, allows grillers and firemen families to enter mouth-watering goodies besides barbecue. Cash awards will go to the best dessert and best non-dessert. There will also be a Mayor’s Choice trophy offered by Mayor Rick Murphrey. Saturday morning will feature inflatables for the kids and rides in a hot air balloon from 9 a.m.-12 noon. The grand prize-winner in the Kings Mountain Cook-off advances to Lexington and Kannapolis Ole North State Series. Should the Kings Mountain winner take the top prize at those two upcoming events the top prize is $10,000. Twenty-six teams from North Carolina See BBQ, 5A

For Nolen, Relay for Life is personal ELIZABETH STEWART lib.kmherald@gmail.com

Working on a car engine is a piece of cake for Gary Nolen, 61, who never even tinkered with mechanics until he joined his brother at Greg’s Auto Machines. “Greg had tinkered with cars as a teenager and I started helping him out on some engine work 30 years ago and stayed,� said Nolen. Last September Gary battled more than a complicated engine. He was diagnosed with kidney cancer. By his own testimony, “God was in control and He orchestrated everything that happened to me.� Cancer changes a person’s perspective. Every day is a new day. Nolen’s faith was strong. “I had peace that God was in control and He was,� Nolen testifies to his Sunday

School class and others. Nolen was being treated by a pulmonary specialist for a chronic cough, had undergone a biopsy and CT scan when the kidney cancer was found on a lung scan. “I had no Gary Nolen symptoms of kidney cancer, had been bothered with a chronic cough for years, underwent the surgery to remove the non-malignant mass in my throat and two days later a biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of kidney cancer. Nolen said the kidney specialist told him See NOLEN, 5A

Rodney Gordon feeds Rick Moore a barbeque bacon burger at the 2012 Firehouse Barbecue Cook-off. Both men are KM city councilmen. KMH File Photo

FIRE KM Auto still open Kings Mountain Auto Supply on West Gold Street remains open for business while repairs from fire damage are being made. Fire Chief Frank Burns estimated content damages at $50,000 to the burned sales counter and a wall stacked with tools. He said a police officer on patrol spotted smoke and alerted firefighters to the blaze Wednesday night, April 10, at 7: 49 p.m. The store was closed at the time. Burns said the fire started behind the counter. Kings Mountain Fire Department was on the scene for 30 minutes. Cleveland County EMS and Kings Mountain Rescue Squad stood by. No injuries were reported.

Music Festival played to a full house ELIZABETH STEWART lib.kmherald@gmail.com

“When I make it I’m never going to forget where I came from,� said Jimmy Wayne on the stage of the Joy Theatre Saturday night and not far from where he was born in Kings Mountain 40 years ago. The local boy who made good personifies a man of many talents: songwriter, vocalist, writer, advocate, sought-after speaker. He returned home – with family and friends in the audience – to headline the Darin and Brooke Aldridge Music Festival sponsored by The Kings Mountain Herald and the Green Banana Project – a fundraiser Kings Mountain native Jimmy Wayne headlined Saturday Music Fest performances. Photo by WAYNE CONNER

that was the late Herald Publisher/Owner Ron Isbell’s dream before his untimely death to cancer last year. Several people in the crowd said that Ron Isbell “must be smiling tonight.� Isbell and his wife, Wendy, founded the Green Banana Project in May 2012 to instill hope in and provide support for disadvantaged and disabled persons in the immediate area. The concert fundraiser benefits the Rotary Club’s Back Pack Program and Relay for Life to help fight cancer in Cleveland and Gaston counties. Summit Place, Ceejay’s Landscape, Mountain Street Pharmacy, all of Kings Mountain, and Hounshell Family Dentistry, Shelby Drug Store, Cleveland Compounding all of Shelby, and Dallas Express Pharmacy of Dallas were also sponsors of the See MUSIC FEST, 3A

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■ OBITUARIES Brenda Humphries Carrigan A beautiful person with a humble spirit KINGS MOUNTAIN Brenda Humphries Carrigan, 65, 1001 Ramseur St., passed away peacefully at her residence Wednesday, April 10, 2013. A native of Cleveland County, she was b o r n July 30, 1947, daughter of the late Av e r y Brell and Nora Selena Batson Humphries. She was a beautiful person inside and out with a humble spirit and she was loved by everyone who knew her. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Gerald Carrigan, only a few months ago. She is survived by two sons, Gerald Carrigan, Jr. of Dallas and Chris Carrigan and wife Kim of Lincolnton; Helen Cash Davis A member of Second Baptist Church, Mount Holly MOUNT HOLLY – Helen Cash Davis, 90, a resident of Meadowood Nursing Center in Lowell, formerly of Mount Holly, passed away on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. She was daughter of the l a t e Charles Edward a n d C o r a L e e Robins o n C a s h and was preceded in death by a son, Harold Davis. Helen was a member of Second Baptist Church in Mount Holly. She is survived by a daughter, Sharon Brooks and husband James of Mount Holly; a son, James Edward “Jed� Davis and wife Pilar of Cooper City, Florida; daughter-in law, Ann Davis of Charlotte; grandsons, Travis Brooks and wife Lisa of Johnson City, Tennessee, Josh Brooks and wife Hillary of Mount Holly, Kenn Davis and wife Rachel of Holly Springs, NC, Scott Davis and wife Lanier of Raleigh, Michael Izquierdo and wife Crissy of Cooper Paula Denise Black KINGS MOUNTAIN – Paula Denise Black, 43, resident of Columbia, SC, formerly of Kings Mountain, died Wednesday, April 10, 2013.

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two sisters, Jean Grass of Kannapolis and Selena Shuffler and husband Doug of Kings Mountain; one brother, Charles Humphries and wife Brenda of Kings Mountain; five grandchildren, Kristie, Scott, Trevor, Maddox, and Ryder Carrigan; three great-grandchildren, Kenny, Keeley, and Cali. A funeral service was held Saturday, April 13 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of ClayBarnette Funeral Home of Kings Mountain with Rev. Mike Devine officiating. The family received friends Friday evening from 6-7:30 p.m. at Clay-Barnette Funeral Home of Kings Mountain. Interment was at Mountain Rest Cemetery immediately following the service. Clay-Barnette Funeral Home of Kings Mountain is serving the family. Online condolences can be sent to www.claybarnette.com.

Clay Barnette Funeral Home City, Florida, Andrew Izquierdo of Plantation, Florida; granddaughters, Cynthia Stewart and husband Michael of Stanley, Ashley Brooks of Mount Holly, Lainey Izquierdo of Plantation; great- grandchildren, Jamie Stewart of Stanley, Zoe Brooks of Mount Holly, Holly Davis of Holly Springs, Rose Davis of Raleigh, Logan Izquierdo of Cooper City, Chelsea and April Woerner of Chapel Hill, NC. A service to celebrate the life of Mrs. Davis was held 12 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at Second Baptist Church with Reverend Bruce Bradley officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Gardens Cemetery. The family received friends from 10 a.m. -12 noon Saturday at the church. Memorials may be made to Second Baptist Church, 740 Rankin Avenue, Mount Holly, NC 28120 or to Hospice of Gaston County, PO Box 3984, Gastonia NC 28054. Condolence messages may be left at www.woodlawnfuneral.org. Woodlawn Funeral Home in Mount Holly is serving the family.

She is survived by her mother, Donna Ramsey Stowe and stepfather Larry Stowe of Kings Mountain, and son, Joshua Eugene Justice of Dallas. Private family services will be held at a later date.

Joshua Crawford SHELBY – Joshua “Bubba� Robert Crawford, 28, passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at his home. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at Clay-Barnette Funeral

Jesse James Loving father and brother SHELBY – Jesse James, 50, passed away on Friday, April 12, 2013 at his brother’s home in Kings Mountain. He was born December 9, 1962 in Clevel a n d County, son of the late Allen Gettys James and Martha Pennington James. A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 21, 2013 at Wings of Eagles Biker Ministries, officiated by Pastor Tim Setzer.

Rev. Johnny Wayne Mote, Sr. A family oriented man, loved fishing KINGS MOUNTAIN Rev. Johnny Wayne Mote, Sr., 57, passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at Carolinas Medical Center, Lincolnton, NC. He was born in Cleveland County, NC to the late E. B. M o t e and Virginia Chamb e r s Mote. H e was also p r e ceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Mote. Rev. Mote was a former pastor of Water of Life Ministries. He was musically talented, playing several different instruments. He was a Godly man, family oriented, a loving father and grandfather and loved fishing. Survivors include his sons, Johnny Mote, Jr., Gastonia, NC and Joshua Mote, Shelby, NC; daughters, Vir-

M. Louise Gillespie KINGS MOUNTAIN M. Louise Gillespie, 88, passed away Saturday, April 13, 2013 at Peak Resources, Shelby, NC. A memorial service was held at Ollie Harris Memorial Chapel in Kings Mountain, Tuesday, April 16, at 11 a.m. with her son, Ronnie Gillespie, officiating. The family received friends from 10 -11 a.m. prior to the service at Harris Funeral Home. Wilson Frank Helton, Sr. SHELBY - Wilson Frank Helton, Sr. passed away Sunday, April 14, 2013, at Peak Resources of Shelby.

Home Chapel with Rev. Howard Stroupe officiating. The family received friends Sunday, 1-3 p.m., at Clay-Barnette Funeral Home. Interment was at Beaver Dam Baptist Church Cemetery.

Jesse is survived by a daughter, Kimberly Thornburg of Kings Mountain; brothers, Frankie Coleman and wife, Ava, of Kings Mountain, Johnny Charles James of Shelby, James Rippy of Kings Mountain; and sisters, Rita Oakes of Blacksburg, SC and Robin Heffner of Shelby. In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to Wings of Eagles Biker Ministries, 216 W. Dixon Blvd. Shelby, NC 28150. A guest registry is available at greenefuneral.com Arrangements are with the West Chapel of Greene Funeral Service and Crematorium, Gastonia, 704-8675521.

Greene Funeral Service ginia Mote Sims and husband Steve, Shelby, Jessica Mote, Columbia, SC and Tisha Mote, Gastonia; brothers, Billy Mote, Jimmy Mote, and Rev. Tony Mote all of Kings Mountain; sister, Shirley Adkins, Kings Mountain; and 14 grandchildren. The funeral service will be held at Ollie Harris Memorial Chapel, Wednesday, April 17, at 4 p.m. with Rev. Joe Henderson officiating. Visitation will be from 2– 3:30 p.m. prior to the service at Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain. Interment will be at Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery, Kings Mountain. Memorials may be made to Rev. Johnny Wayne Mote Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 639 Kings Mountain, NC 28086 A guest register is available at www.harrisfunerals.com The family is being served by Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain.

Harris Funeral Home The family will receive friends Wednesday, April 17, from 1–2 p.m. at Clay-Barnette Funeral Home of Shelby, and other times at the home of Frank and Gloria Helton, 100 Albertville Lane, Shelby (Homestead Subdivision, Boiling Springs). A family graveside funeral service will be held Wednesday, April 17, at 2:30 p.m. at Cleveland Memorial Park with Rev. David Rabb officiating. Irene B. Ledford BOILING SPRINGS – Irene Black Ledford, 90, of 124 Green Ave., died April 15, 2013. The funeral service will be conducted Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 3 p.m. at Zoar Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 1:30-3 p.m. at the church and other times at the home. Interment will be in Cleveland Memorial Park.

Coach Pride Graham Ratterree Played in the first ever Gator Bowl COLUMBIA, SC – Coach Pride Graham Ratterree, 90, of Columbia, passed away peacefully, Saturday, April 13, 2013. Born February 17, 1923 in Hicko r y , North C a r olina, he was a son of the late Pride Graham Ratterree and Ruth Wicker Ratterree. Pride earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from Wake Forest University, where he was a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity, and his Master’s Degree from Appalachian State University. While at Wake Forest, he played on the football team, and appeared in the first ever Gator Bowl against The University of South Carolina. He went on to play professional football with the Chicago Cardinals. After his professional playing career, he coached at Staunton Military Academy, LenoirRhyne, Wake Forest, Davidson, The Citadel, and USC. He also coached with the Birmingham Vulcans of the World Football League. He was a member of Gideon’s International, the American Football Coaches Association, the Wake Forest Deacon Club, and was an honorary member of the USC Lettermen’s Association. Coach Ratterree was a member and Elder Emeritus of First Presbyterian Church of Columbia. Survivors include his

daughters, Ruth (Tom) Oates of Harrisonburg, VA, Mertha Ratterree of Columbia, Mary (Reid) Tribble of Columbia; grandchildren, John Thomas (Lisa) Oates, Anna Oates (Ben) Graber, William Oates, Elisabeth Oates (Tyler) Smith, Mary Ruth Tribble, Reid W. Tribble, Jr., William G. Tribble, Katherine R. Tribble, and Lillian G. Tribble; great-grandchildren, Madelyn and Adah Oates, and Peter Graber. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Rowe Ratterree. The funeral service for Coach Ratterree will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at First Presbyterian Church. Interment will follow at 2 p.m. in Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain, North Carolina. The family received friends from 5 until 7 p.m., Tuesday evening at First Presbyterian Church, Jackson Hall. Invited to serve as honorary pallbearers are past and present Elders of First Presbyterian Church and Coach Ratterree’s former players. Shives Funeral Home is assisting the family. As an expression of sympathy, memorials may be made to The First Presbyterian Church, 1324 Marion Street, Columbia, SC 29201, Gideon’s International, 5106 Two Notch Road, Columbia, SC 29204, or to The Pride Ratterree Football Scholarship, care of The Citadel Brigadier Foundation, Inc, 171 Moultrie Street, Charleston, SC 29409. Memories and condolences may be added to the online guestbook at ShivesFuneralHome.com.

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SHELBY – Lynn Anne Laude, 70, died Thursday, April 11, 2013 at Kings Mountain Hospice House. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, April 15, at Elizabeth Baptist Church with Dr. Rit Varriale and Rev. Jeff Brendle officiating. The family received friends Sunday from 3-4:30 p.m. at Clay-Barnette Funeral Home and other times at his home. Interment was at Elizabeth Baptist Church Cemetery.

SHELBY – Don O. Spangler, 66, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2013 at his home. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13, in the Webb Chapel of First Baptist Church with Rev. Tony Tench officiating. The family received friends Saturday, April 13, from 12:30-2 p.m. in the Lady’s Parlor of the church. Interment was at Sunset Cemetery.

Help needed identifying robbery suspects Kings Mountain Police are asking the publics’ help in locating two men who burglarized a residence Saturday by kicking in a side door, robbing three people inside the residence and discharging a firearm. Det. Cpl. K. L. Hamrick said police responded to a call shortly after 1:30 a.m. to a residence in the 700 block of Katherine Avenue in reference to a suspicious subject in the area. Upon officer’s arrival they found that two people had kicked

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Music, re-enactors, artists all on hand at Spring Fling BETH BROCK beth.kmherald@gmail.com

Saturday turned out to be a beautiful warm day for Spring Fling at Kings Mountain Historical Museum. Approaching the museum, one could hear the lively music being played by The Log Cabin String Band. The band includes area musicians: Lynn Eskridge and Brad Herndon playing the fiddles; Victoria Johansson playing the banjo; Charles Watts playing the guitar; and Tommy Forney playing the mandolin. Behind the log cabin were members of the Company B, 38th NC Infantry Civil War re-enactors, also known as “the men of Yadkin.� They had their campsite set up and the cook-fire was smoking. These guys were full of infor-

mation about the Civil War and North Carolina’s role in the war, including the fact that Cleveland County had one company in the 38th North Carolina Regiment. Joy W. Sparrow was on hand reading Civil War letters from her book Sparrows’ Nest of Letters. Sparrows’ Nest of Letters includes correspondence and other writings of George Attmore Sparrow and his family, written between 1856 and 1922. It includes letters written by George’s father, Thomas, a officer in the Confederate Army, as well as excerpts of Thomas Sparrow’s diary written when he was a prisoner of war, and Civil War recollections by two of George A. Sparrow’s sisters. Copies of Sparrow’s book were available for sale and autographs. Volunteers of the museum were also on hand selling the new Im-

ages of America – Kings Mountain book written by Stephanie Walsh, Museum Director and Curator, and Sharon Stack, Director of Mauney Memorial Library. The volunteers also sold icecold lemonade and homemade cookies. Dave Baity’s Kings Mountain history book was on sale at a special reduced price. Also available for sale were Civil War era replica toys. All proceeds benefited the museum. Kings Mountain Historical Museum is open Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The cost of admission is free, however donations are appreciated. All donations go toward supporting the museum’s mission of informing the public of the history of the City of Kings Mountain and surrounding areas by preserving and exhibiting the 19th and early 20th century collection.

The Log Cabin String Band (L-R) Lynn Eskridge, Victoria Johansson, Charles Watts, Tommy Forney, and Brad Herndon. Photo by BETH BROCK

Music Festival: Wayne, Aldridges, more played to a full house From page 1A highly successful festival which featured Friday’s concert by the Aldridges, dubbed “Sweethearts of Bluegrassâ€?, the popular Kingsmen Quartet, and Men Standing for Christ, an allmale black gospel group who has been singing for half a century. Performers got curtain calls and standing ovations. Their absolute chemistry shows in the performances of Cherryville’s Darin and Brooke Aldridge in contemporary country and in Bluegrass. Darin started playing in a Bluegrass band in his teens at local festivals and churches. He enjoyed a stint with Acoustic Syndicate and seven years with Charlie Waller and Country Gentlemen. He has taught music for a number of years in Cherryville and has been known to play anything with strings on it. His bride of 4 ½ years, Brooke Justice Aldridge hails from Avery County and her alto voice won her awards at singing competitions. Darin and Brooke play music and sing together all over the country and have released four albums, with a fifth on the way. They have been nominated for national and international music awards. Their natural harmonies are backed up with a strong band. Performing here were Dwayne Anderson, bass; Colin Willis, dobro; and Matt Love, banjo/guitar. A free concert Saturday afternoon featured the sixmember “Unspoken Tradition,â€? who reminded the audience of why they liked Bluegrass, a country boy’s rock- n- roll. “Harvest,â€? aka The Oak Grove String band, was also a hit with three part harmonies and diverse and definite crowd pleasers. Saturday’s show, which played to a full house, featured the talented Aldridges, Jimmy Wayne and a surprise entertainer, Jody Lee Hager, the friend who so inspired Wayne as a young high school student that Wayne sought the man in his prison cell to teach him how to play the guitar. Both Wayne and his friend shared stories of changed lives as they sang songs they had written of their earlier lives that had landed record deals. But while Wayne sometimes downplayed his turbulent childhood and the difficulties and challenges he faced, he always gave credit to those who gave him a hand up (his sister, his grandparents, foster parents) and helped him turn what could have been a bad ending at 16 years of age into just the beginning, which

then led to a career filled with success. Jody Lee Hager was an inmate in the local prison in Dallas when Wayne was in high school. “The prison sent me around to the schools to tell the children. Think smart. Don’t be like me,� he recalled. Hager had a guitar and he played an original Christmas song, “For Days Like This� and it was about what it’s like to spend Christmas behind bars. Jimmy was transfixed – and transformed. The troubled kid who had spent most of his childhood in foster homes or living on the streets was all too familiar with the pain he heard expressed in the song. Suddenly, Jimmy had a new reason for being: music. Jimmy went home and bought his first guitar at a yard sale for 40 bucks and his friendship began with Hager. In a twist of fate that sounds straight out of Hollywood, prison officials recorded Jody playing guitar and took his cassette tape to Nashville and Hager was offered a record deal. “I kept a promise I made at 14 that I would never forget where I came from and that I would help the homeless,� said Wayne who walked 1700 miles from Nashville (where he has lived 15 years) to Phoenix, Arizona to raise awareness of at-risk youth in the foster care system who age out at 18 and without any support

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often find themselves homeless. As an adult, he still speaks out for these kids (he was one) and created Project Meet Me Halfway to keep the message going long after he crossed that finish line in Phoenix on Aug. 1, 2010. His break-through hit “Stay Gone,’’ captivated country music fans with its release in 2002. Saturday’s show drew the biggest crowd since the Kings Mountain Little Theatre opened the Joy Performing Arts Theatre. Sponsors had seats in the balcony, the first time the Joy balcony has been used in at least 40 years.

Friday is the last day the city will accept additional names of veterans before the Memorial Day observance. If you know a veteran from the greater Kings Mountain area who served and died in battle during the World Wars or Korean War contact the City of Kings Mountain at 704-734-0333 or email Special Projects Coordinator Ellis Noell at ellis@cityofkm.com The city plans to dedicate another portion of the Veterans Memorial at Patriots Park during the Memorial Day observance slated for May 27.

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Above: The Kingsmen Quartet delighted Friday nights audience. Top: Brooke and Darin Aldridge performed both Friday and Saturday nights of the festival. Photos by WAYNE CONNER

    

The N. C. Alcoholic Beverage Commission has rejected Stout 21 Brewing’s packaging for 3-ounce vials of high-alcohol malt beverages in flavors like Screw Driver and Apple Pie, saying they feared it would entice teenagers to drink. The unusual packaging, according to the three-member board, would make it harder for parents and law enforcement officers to recognize it as an alcoholic beverage. Now, the commission is reviewing a request by the new Kings Mountain company to sell the same malt beverage in a traditional-sized can measuring 8 ounces. Cody Summer, chief executive of Stout Brewing, had no comment this week.

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MEDITATION Just ‘plain’ faith

Dr. Jeff Hensley Pastor Kings Mountain Baptist Church Warren Carter, who is a professor of New Testament at Brite Divinity School in Texas and a fellow graduate of Princeton Seminary, writes about the time during which the New Testament came into being. His book, titled Seven Events that Shaped the New Testament World, explores the larger sociocultural environment in which the “Jesus movement” came into being, and it is an insightful and quick read.

Carter writes with a focus on the ordinary members of the Christian community rather than on the great people who are typically the focus of history. His description of the early Christian community is also helpful in other ways, for the fact is that early Christianity was not a movement among the elites of society. Instead, “Jesus came from a poor town in a country under Roman imperial power. He was an artisan. He died on a Roman cross. His followers, at least initially, constituted a movement of largely common folks who every day experienced varying degrees of poverty and powerlessness in a multicultural world.” I have a friend who often speaks out about the harmfulness of an institutional view of the Church, and he sometimes describes himself as “anti-institutional” because he sees very clearly how believ-

ers have harmed one another and the Christian cause by putting the institution above Jesus. I agree with him on this point, for congregations sometimes end up swallowing a camel and straining at a gnat when they put the focus of their faith on doing what has occasionally been called the “business” of the Church. But I often wonder if our view of how to be followers of Jesus might be transformed if we read more about what scholars like Carter have increasingly described as the Jesus “movement.” Although there is evidence that the early Church began to develop some sort of organizational structure (more than one form, in fact), Christian faith seems to have begun more as a movement than as an organization, and if we who are Christ followers today want to rediscover some of the early passion that drove those first followers of Jesus then

perhaps we should see the Church more as an organism made up of people striving to serve the cause of Jesus together than as an institution that has as its main focus to preserve its own existence. Carter reminds us that the earliest Jesus followers “did not live ten feet above poverty, sickness, disease, food shortages, taxes, slavery, and hard work.” In other words, the first Christians lived the way most poor folks lived in the Roman Empire and were not among the ruling elites of the day. These are the kind of people my mother used to call “just plain” people, or people who are truly sincere about their devotion to Jesus and for whom their faith is a powerful source of hope, comfort, joy, and courage. This is the kind of faith I want to exhibit, and I believe it is also the kind of faith that the New Testament is all about.

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CHRISTIAN FREEDOM BAPTIST CHURCH is sponsoring an auction, bake sale, and Boston Butt sale Saturday, April 20, beginning at 10 a.m. at the church at 260 Range Road. To pre-order Boston Butts, call Hal Hudson at 704473-5771. For more information call the church office at 704739-4152. EAST GOLD STREET WESLEYAN CHURCH will host the Gaston Area Revival April 28-May 1. The kickoff service will be held on Sunday, April 28, at 6 p.m. and services on April 29-May 1 are at 7 p.m. each evening preceded by music for 30 minutes. Speakers will include David Gallimore, Mitch Olsen, and David and Shirley Duncan. The Missions Emphasis will feature Hope House Charities and On Eagle’s Wings Ministries. The public is invited. PEOPLE’S BAPTIST CHURCH Women’s Ministry invites the ladies and young women to a Mother-Daughter Brunch May 11, from 11 a.m. – 1p.m. at People’s Baptist Church. The keynote speaker will be Minister Sheila Webber of Wesley Chapel Holiness Church, Mount Holly. Brunch will be served immediately following the program. The theme this year is red and white and the attire is semi-formal. There is no cost each lady is asked to sow a seed into the ministry. RSVP to Sister Fonda Houze by April 30, at (704) 7406046 or (704) 739-0195 or People’s Baptist Church, P.O. Box 684, 1010 Groves Street, Kings Mountain, NC 28086.

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

New Life Family Worship Center 428 Oak Grove Road 704-739-9371

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

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

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

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

Midview Baptist Church 703 Margrace Road 704-739-6711 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

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

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

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

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

Resurrection Lutheran Church 600 Crescent Circle 704-739-5580

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

Royal Praise Ministries 2055 Shelby Rd.

Featured Church of the Week: Cornerstone Church of God 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 Westover Baptist Church 114 Westover Drive

First Apostolic Church of Blacksburg 205 E. Cherokee St. Blacksburg, SC704-9377390864-839-1873 WACO New Testament Missionary Baptist Church

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

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BBQ: grills set to fire up Friday

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manufacture. Samples of some of the brand name cosmetic products were on display in the reception area of the plant. Mayor Rick Murphrey presented a key to the city to Fatta, welcoming the industry to this area and introducing city officials, including City Manager Marilyn Sellers, department heads, and councilmen Tommy Hawkins, Mike Butler, Dean Spears and Keith Miller. “Badger is growing and bringing jobs we need,� said the mayor. “We are pleased and excited with our partnership with the city and county in the development of our East Coast presence,� said VicePresident of Operations Mike Madey of the Mukwonago, Wisconsin-based industry. Because of its location Badger can ship products from Kings Mountain in one day to customers up and down the Coast. Badger is also near a new facility that its customer AptarGroup Inc. built in May 2011 in Lincolnton. Badger was founded in 1998 in Mukwonago, Wisconsin by Mike Fatta and Mike Madey, both of whom came from a background in plastics manufacturing. They took a leap of faith and started their first company in a 20,000 square foot building with only four employees. By 2002 that building was no longer large enough to support the growing needs of their customers and by November 2002 all operations were moved to a new 60,000 square foot facility

are entered in the Kings Mountain Cook-off. Two teams from Kings Mountain are competing: Eric Pardo of Big E and Roger Moore’s Family Fun Cooking Team. Several other teams from Cleveland County will be participating in the event. “We look forward to hosting our biggest cook-off in recent years,� said Fire Chief Frank Burns. Assistant Fire Chief

Jamie Black says it’s worth a visit to the walking track on Friday night and Saturday to watch the BBQ teams in action and to follow the judges in the Anything Butt contest where the competition is keen. The excitement really heats up on Saturday as judges get a taste of the mouth-watering barbecue from the chefs who have worked hard to produce meats that are number one in the state.

CC SCHOOLS: underfunded charter schools in 2009-10 From page 1A

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City and county officials toured Badger Color Concentrates, Inc. last Wednesday with Badger President Mike Fatta, far right. Front row, Mayor Rick Murphrey, city commissioner Tommy Hawkins and city manager Marilyn Sellers. Back row, city water supt. Dennis Wells, fire chief Frank Burns and county commission vice-chairman Jason Falls. which is the current corporate headquarters. During the past 10 years Badger has purchased two more buildings, one in Mukwonago as the potential site for the new liquid division. The second plant was purchased in Kings Mountain in 2012. Badger employs 120 skilled and diverse employees. The taxable investment in the Kings Mountain company is estimated at $1 million.

BESSEMER CITY: awarded $1.5M for wastewater system From page 1A The $782,500 grant is one of the largest received in North Carolina this year. The project is made up of several components that will benefit Bessemer City’s waste water collection system, including installation of emergency power generators at eight pumping stations, a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system to monitor and provide emergency alarms at the pumping stations, and replacement of approximately 8,000 linear feet of aged gravity sewers. These pump station improvements will increase the reliability of the system and reduce the likelihood of sewage overflows in the future. Replacement of these aging sewers will reduce potentials for line blockages, service interruptions, and overflows. Mayor Becky Smith said city staff is excited about the opportunity to address much needed infrastructure issues with attractive funding in an effort to limit utility rate increases. “We continue to work diligently to obtain grant funding for all of our services as we work to make Bessemer City the place to live, work and play.�

According to North Carolina Statutes, if a student attends a charter school the local school administrators are required to transfer an equal per-pupil amount to the charter school that they would have received as a student in the school system. The judge ruled that money in the school system’s special revenue fund was not included in the school system’s calculation of per pupil funding required to be provided to the charter schools. A new charter school, Pinnacle Classical, opens in Shelby in August and on Friday held a student lottery to approve 292 students from a list of 436 applicants.

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NOLEN: for him, Relay for Life is personal From page 1A to “get that surgery now.� “My family takes a vacation in October and we had already planned to rent a three-story house for all of us and I didn’t want to miss something that my wife and I started for the kids on our 40th wedding anniversary in 2011,’’ said Nolen. The doctor said it was too serious to put off the surgery but God willing Gary could still make the trip. Nolen underwent surgery last September to remove a kidney and no treatments were necessary. “People told me I was a lucky man but I told them that God was working through this whole experience. He let the doctors find the cancer when it was time and He orchestrated everything, He was in control,� said Nolen. Nolen is mildly diabetic and takes medicine for blood pressure but a chronic cough had plagued him for years. A Kings Mountain native, Nolen is the son of the late Burwell and Lillian Nolen and has been married to Jody Ragstole Nolen 43 years. They have two daughters, Danielle (Mrs. Bill) Collins and Riley (Mrs. Chris) Wallace and two granddaughters, Kaitlin Wallace and Addie Wallace. The family is active in Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church. A 1970 graduate of Kings Mountain High School, Nolen attended Gaston College for two years and UNC at Charlotte. His first job out of college was a white collar job working for industry. “One day I went to help my brother out in his business and he invited me to join him,� said Gary. Brothers in business, they have worked together at Greg’s Auto Machines on Shelby Road for 30 years. Kings Mountain’s Relay for Life will be held May 3 from 6 p.m.-12 p.m. at the Kings Mountain Walking Track. Survivors like Gary Nolen will walk the first lap around the track to kick off the event. This year’s Relay seeks $100,000 for research into the insidious disease that strikes families in this area every year.

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LIFESTYLES Engaged

Daniel Lee Humphries and Courtney Fern Tate

Tate, Humphries to wed June 15 Dexter and Jerri Tate announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtney Fern Tate, to Daniel Lee Humphries, son of Lawrence and Saranan Humphries. Both families are of Kings Mountain. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Tom and Janet Tate and Gilbert and Sadie Patterson, all of Kings Mountain. She is a 2007 graduate of Kings Mountain High School, and attended University of South Carolina Upstate for two years where she played softball. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmaceutical Science in May 2012 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She will graduate from UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in May with a Doctorate of Pharmacy. While at UNC she was a member of Kappa Epsilon Sorority, an active member of Operation Diabetes and played intramural softball. She will begin a community pharmacy residency in Raleigh, NC with Kroger in July. The prospective bridegroom is the grandson of John and Rebecca Murray. He is a 2007 graduate of Kings Mountain High School and will graduate in May from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. He will begin working as an RF Engineer for Longent LLC in Raleigh in May. The wedding will be an event of June 15, 2013 at Patterson Grove Baptist Church in Kings Mountain.

Auxiliary to host District 13 American Legion Auxiliary Unit 155 will host District 13 of the Auxiliary Saturday at American Legion Post 155. Registration is at 9 a.m. and the meeting will open at 9:30 a.m. after refreshments are served. District President Jill Puett will preside. Special guests on the program will be State Vice-President Sharon Neville and Division

3 President Tammy Snider. Greetings will be given by Post Commander Louis Floyd and by Mayor Rick Murphrey. Joyce Kale, Unit 155 President, will give the welcome and present the Unit report. Other Units in District 13 are Shelby, Cherryville, Hendersonville, Tryon, Bessemer City, and Gastonia.

Wells takes students to Guitar Festival Hart Wells, guitar teacher at Potomac Falls High School near Leesburg, Va., directed his 59 high school students in a performance at Appalachian State University’s Guitar Festival last weekend. Three groups performed under Hart’s direction, including his classical quartet that has been invited to perform at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC in May. The ASU Guitar Festival was the culmination of Hart’s spring tour. Other concerts by his students were held recently at Shenandoah University and James Madison University.

Wells completed his undergraduate degree in Music Education at ASU under the direction of Dr. Doug James. Wells said it is a rare honor for high school students to be asked to perform at the prestigious ASU festival. A 1995 graduate of Kings Mountain High School, Hart was selected as a Teaching Fellow in Music, graduating from ASU in 1999. He taught elementary school music at Granite Falls Elementary in Caldwell County for five years before being recruited by Loudoun County, VA, to teach high school guitar in Leesburg. He also has completed his

Hart Wells directs his students at the ASU music festival. Contributed Photo

Master’s degree in performance with the classical guitar at Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA. Hart and his wife, Kelly,

and 2-½ year old daughter, Kennedy, reside in Leesburg. He is the son of Steve and Betsy Wells of Kings Mountain.

Hospice volunteers provide a labor of love Volunteering is a labor of love for 214 volunteers who provide 10,632 hours of service to help Hospice of Cleveland County care for patients and their families – in the homes or at Wendover in Shelby or Hospice House in Kings Mountain. National Volunteer Week is next week and Krista Haynes, Patient/Family Volunteer Coordinator, says the support of these volunteers is “just overwhelming and amazing.� Sheila Bradley is a full time beautician and mother of two who still finds time in her busy schedule to assist patients at Wendover Hospice House. “Sheila’s visits make each of us feel refreshed, beautiful and excited to face another day,’’ said Lynn Hamrick, Wendover Hospice House resident. Sheila started volunteering with Hospice after her grandmother was a patient. She has also helped with fundraisers such as “Cuts 4 Hospice.� “God gave me a talent and I want to use it to help others,’’ says Sheila. “If you

Jan Young with Sparkie, one of her mini horses, visiting patients at Wendover Hospice House are having a bad day, come to Wendover and your spirit will change, you can feel the love and joy in this place.� Others volunteer by participating in “Pets are Therapeutic� which includes dogs and other therapy animals. Jan Young has mini horses that she takes to Hospice. “They have a balance of friendliness and gentle behavior plus a charming personality that always brings a smile,’’ says Jan. Sharon Martin, Hospice Community Outreach Coordinator, works with volunteers in the Watchman

program. Churches play a vital role in the community providing spiritual care, social interaction and various levels of support. Currently, Hospice is looking for volunteers to help with activities at Wendover and Kings Mountain Hospice House. These include beauticians, volunteers to help water flowers and fill bird feeders each week, administrative volunteers, as well as volunteers at the new Hospice Thrift Store. The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization reports that there are

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Leigh Bell, Guidance Counselor at Kings Mountain High School, pins the DAR Good Citizen medal on Andrew Thomas Buchanan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Buchanan. Colonel Frederick Hambright Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, presented the award. Buchanan also recently received a North Carolina State DAR scholarship.

an estimated 450,000 hospice volunteers providing more than 21 million hours of service to hospital programs each year. More than 1.65 million patients in the U. S. are cared for by hospice very year. Hospice is federally mandated under Medicare that five percent of all patient care hours be provided by trained volunteers. This regulation reflects the vital role that volunteers play in the hospice philosophy of care and ensures that a hospice program has roots deep in the community.

“Steel Magnolias� April 24-28 The Gardner-Webb University Theatre Department will present the comedydrama “Steel Magnolias� April 24-27 at 7:30 p.m. and April 28 at 2:30 p.m. in the Millennium Playhouse, located in the Communication Studies Hall. Students from GWU along with members of the greater Cleveland County community will be featured in the production. “Steel Magnolias is a timeless play that resonates with everyone and is such a pleasure to produce as our last play of the season,� said Dr. Sue Fair, instructor of the theatre arts and theatrical designer for the School of Performing and Visual Arts. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for senior adults and students of other schools, and are free for children. The event is also free with a Gardner-Webb ID. To order tickets, call 704-406-4656.

POLICE: seek help in identifying suspects From page 2A male, is described as 6’ to 6’2� inches tall of skinny build, wearing a full face black clown mask with all black clothes, and armed with a silver and gray semi-

automatic pistol, possibly a Ruger P89 9mm. Suspect two was described as a light-skinned black male 6’ 1� to 6’ 3� tall, skinny build, short hair, wearing a black strap around his facial area and black

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Alfred Ash - A champion on and off the wrestling mat (EDITORS NOTE - First of a four-part series on 2013 Hall of Fame inductees. The banquet and induction ceremony is set for 6 p.m. Saturday, May 11 at the Central United Methodist Church Christian Activities Center. Tickets are $15 and are available from Hall of Fame committee members and at the door.) By PHILLIP QUINN Alfred Ash, who is one of the most accomplished wrestlers in the history of Kings Mountain athletics, will be inducted into the Kings Mountain Sports Hall of Fame at the Hall’s annual induction ceremony Saturday, May 11 at Central United Methodist Church. Upon winning the 1973 185 pound Wrestling State Championship, Ash became the very first individual wrestling state champion in the history of Kings Mountain High School. He was a four-year starter on both the varsity wrestling team and varsity football team (1970-1973). He was KM’s Most Valuable Wrestler in 1972 and 1973, he won and was named the Country Day Invitational’s Most Outstanding Wrestler in 1973, and he was also named the State Tournament’s Most Outstanding Wrestler in 1973. In the moments immediately following his title in 1973, Ash recounted his feelings as follows: “I was absolutely exhausted. At that moment, it was so surreal to have finally reached what I had been working towards for so long.” But what does it truly feel like to know you’re the best in the state? What is it like to accomplish such a feat? These are questions that many people cannot answer. As one of the select few that can, Ash said, “Once I had accomplished it, I was more caught up in

Alfred Ash keeps a close eye on his KMMS wrestlers during Tri-County championship match. looking back at the journey it took to get there rather than just getting there. The journey is what made it so awesome. It was about more than winning, it was about what it took to win.” After high school, Ash went to Appalachian State University on a wrestling scholarship. He also started his entire career there and was named to the All-Conference team twice. He served as Appalachian State’s team captain in 1976 and 1977. Once his career as a competitor on the wrestling mat was over, Ash began coaching.

From 1979 to 1986, he taught and coached at Shelby High. His love for wrestling and his genuine joy in seeing and playing a pivotal role in the improvement of young people fuels his desire to coach. Beginning in 1992, Alfred taught at Kings Mountain High School and helped coach both varsity wrestling and varsity football. Though he served as an assistant coach for the football program from 1992 to 2006, from 2000 to 2006, Ash was KM’s head wrestling coach. During that time, current head wrestling Coach Kenny Bridges served as Ash’s assistant. While many athletes and people in general measure their success or sense of selfworth on the statistical things they have accomplished, Ash is and has always gotten a more accomplished feeling from knowing that his efforts affected somebody enough to change his or her life for the better. “A good coach changes a player’s game. A great coach changes a player’s life.” This quote is the philosophy that Ash takes to his everyday life as both a coach and a teacher. “I heard that quote some time while I was in college. It makes perfect sense to me. Why would you want to limit the impact you have on somebody to one area of their life?” This question reminds Ash everyday of the great opportunity he has to help prepare young adults for the life ahead of them. As a teacher and a coach, he is able to constructively interact with young people on a regular basis. “It all comes back to the idea that what you do today affects the life you live tomorrow. I always wanted to help people today by preparing them for tomorrow,” said Ash. Also as a coach, he has had the pleasure of getting to work with his two sons Anthony

and Matt. Each of them were state champions as well, with Matt being a two-time champion. “One of the proudest moments of my life was getting to hang the medals around the necks of my own children. Not many people get the opportunity to do that, and I consider myself very fortunate to be someone that did,” said Ash. Upon doing so, the Ash’s created a family legacy. Throughout his coaching career, now 24 years long, Ash has had the opportunity to coach many other wrestlers who qualified for and won state championships. “I feel that one of my strongest assets is the fact that I’ve reached that level of competition,” he says. “I know what it takes to get there and what it feels like after you do. Because of that, I’m able to guide these guys and help them reach their potential,” Beyond the wrestling mat and the class room, Alfred Ash has been married to his wife Connie for over 30 years. Together, they have four children: Nikki, Anthony, Matt, and Kayla. Coach Ash owns and operates BBG Computers Sales and Service in Kings Mountain. He also utilizes this business to offer the students in his Computer Engineering class an environment to train in and prepare for potential future careers. The “BBG” in Ash’s business’s name stands for “Blessed By God.” This alludes to both his faith and his perspective on the accomplishments he has achieved in his life. In 2004, he was inducted into the National Society of High School Scholars. Ash is the current head wrestling coach at Kings Mountain Middle School, and he also currently teaches several technology-based courses at the high school. Next Week: Kareem Marshall

KM powerlifter Gary Allen best of the Border To compete in national championship in Florida in May Kings Mountain power lifter Gary Allen recently captured four titles in the annual Battle of the Border in Fort Mill, SC and now has his sights set on the National competition May 3-5 in Orlando, FL. Some of the top competitors from North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia competed in the Fort Mill event and Allen came home with four titles and also won the Best Lifter Award. He set records in winning the squat (755 pounds), bench (579 pounds), dead lift (672 pounds), and total points (2,006) in his weight class. Weighing in at 320 pounds Allen competes in the super heavyweight class (275 pounds and over). Allen first became interested in weight lifting as a Kings Mountain High football player in 1979, 1980 and 1981. He was a varsity lineman his junior and senior years and credits head coach Dan Brooks and defensive coordinator David Brinkley

Kings Mountain’s Gary Allen competes in squat during recent power lifting competition. He won the squat, bench, dead lift, total points and Best Lifter Award in the recent Battle of the Border in Fort Mill, SC. for getting him started. “That’s where my passion started,” says Allen. “Both coaches Dan Brooks and David Brinkley told me I

KM girls defeat Forestview Kings Mountain High's girls softball team defeated Forestview 9-0 and lost to South Point 2-1 in Big South 3A action last week. Tuesday night at home, the Lady Mountaineers got a three-hitter and seven strikeouts from Reagan Childers in a route-going performance against the Jaguars. KM's bats were solid. Ashlee Harris, Emily Bell and Childers all went 2-for3 and Kayla Skidmore added 1-for-2 with two runs batted in. Harris also had two RBIs and Bell and Childers added one each. Childers pitched another excellent game Friday at South Point despite the narrow loss to the league-leading Lady Red Raiders. She surrendered only four hits

and struck out seven. Molly Short led the KM hitting with 2-for-3 and drove in Leah Herndon with the Mountaineers' only run. Kings Mountain went out of the conference Monday and lost a 5-4 decision to Burns. Burns scored all of its runs in the first inning. KM's Reagan Childers allowed only two hits - but one was a three-run home run - and struck out eight. Amber Goins led the Lady Mountaineers with 2for-3 and three runs batted in. Emily Hester hit a solo home run. Kings Mountain is 4-2 in the BSC and 85 overall going into a game Thursday at home against Hunter Huss.

was made for weight lifting. As I got older I got more interested in it. I have always enjoyed power lifting. It’s not that popular in this area,

not the way it is down south.” Allen lifted competitively for several years, but the 2010 Battle of the Border

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was his first competitive meet since 1996. He won the Best Lifter Award. In 2012, he brought home four titles, winning the squat (755 pounds), bench press (496), dead lift (628.25), and total weight for his class (1,879.25). This year he was most proud of winning the Best Lifter Award. The award is decided on a point system and includes all lifters weight 220 and above. “I didn’t win it last year and I came back harder this year,” he said. He also tied for first place in the top ten, which includes all weight classes. “The Battle on the Border is the best meet in the Carolinas,” Allen noted. With over 30 lifters from Georgia joining the field made it extra special. South Carolina won the team title, with North Carolina finishing second and

Georgia third. Even though he wasn’t involved in competitive lifting since 1996, Allen still lifted regularly in his garage. “I lift three to four times a week,” he said. “I do most of my lifting in the garage with my family spotting me. “I can always lift more at home than I do in competition,” he added. “That’s why I think I will do good in the Nationals. I can bench 640 at home. I’m not tooting my horn. I just have to do that in a contest.” The three-day event in Orlando will draw the best lifters in the country, with as many as 25 heavyweights lifting at the same time. “This is my first attempt (at the Nationals),” Allen noted. “The judging is more strict. It’s another ball game. I’m confident. If I do what I’ve been doing I think I’ll be alright.”

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KMHS girls successfully defend County track championship.... Kings Mountain High’s women’s track team successfully defended its Cleveland County championship by winning the annual County Meet Tuesday at Crest High School. The Lady Mountaineers tallied 107 points to easily out-distance Shelby with 61.5, Crest 45.5 and Burns 38. Kings Mountain’s men finished second. Shelby won with 114.5. KM had 64, Crest 46.5 and Burns 27. The Lady Mountaineers dominated with eight first place finishes, including three relays and two individual first places by Sarah Scism. Scism won the long jump (14’3.25�) and the triple jump (10’2.5�).

Emily Harris won the discus (85’4�), Chelsea George won the 100 meter hurdles (18.48) and Mackenzie Smith won the 3200 meters (14:26). Tyquassia Mackey, Adrienne Green, Tynesha Merriman and Betzaira Saenz won the 4x100 relay in 53.80; Saenz, Green, Harris and Sarah Bradshaw won the 4x400 in 4:37.2; and Radhika Patel, Annamarie Fulbright, McKay Williamson and Mariah Roberts won the 4x800 in 12:08. Cassie Morton took three second places - the 800 meters, 1600 meters and 3200 meters. Others running second were Adrienne Green in the 400 meters, Gwendolyn Hopper in the triple

jump, Brittany Poeng in the long jump, and Sharda Whitesides in the shot put. Kings Mountain’s men had three individuals and one relay team in first place Cody Griffith won the discus with a throw of 108’2�. Justice Taylor won the triple jump (41.07.5) and Logan McGill won the 800 meters (2:14). Baron Crawford, Jason Dawkins, Keeneh Dimetros and Jair McCluney won the 4x400 relay in 3:42.67. Finishing second for the Mountaineers were Griffith in the shot put, Dawkins in the 300 hurdles and McGill in the 1600 meters.

...And also win Ashbrook meet Madelynn Frye,11, won the 2013 Shelby Junior Open Tournament, Girls 12 division, on April 7 at the Cleveland County Country Club. Madelynn defeated the tournament’s number 1 seed in her age bracket. She is the daughter of the Rev. Wesley and Elecia Frye of Claremont and granddaughter of Randy and Lynda Frye of Kings Mountain.

Kings Mountain High’s women’s track team ran its season record to 16-0 Thursday with a victory at Ashbrook High in Gastonia. The Lady Mountaineers compiled 119.5 points to Ashbrook’s 106.5. Shelby scored 64, East Gaston 34.5 and Garinger 28.5. Kings Mountain’s men finished third. Ashbrook won with 120 points followed by Shelby 80.5, KM 69, Garinger 48 and East Gaston 35.5. KM results 4x800 relay women - KM 1st, Cassie Morton, Mariah Roberts, Mackenzie Smith, Radhika Patel. 2:19.98. 4x800 relay men - KM (2nd), Rae’Quan Allen, Ty Batchler, Chase Hullender, Tyree McCoy, 10:17.14. Women 100m hurdles - Erica Carpenter, 19.27. Men’s 100m hurdles - Jason Dawkns 6th, 19:14. Women’s 100m dash - Tyquassia Mackey 2nd, 12.76; Tynesha Merrima 4th, Kaylan Thompson 10th. Men’s 100m dash - Tico Crocker 9th, 11.75. Women’s 4x200 relay - KM 4th, Tyquassia Mackey, Tynesha Merriman, Chelsea George, Betzaira aenz, 1:59.44. Men’s 4x200 relay - KM 4th, Jordan Ford, Baron Crawford, Tico Crocker, Xavier Johnson, Najee Gist, 1:55.52.

Natalie Lutz, 12, of Kings Mountain placed second in the Girls 12s North Hills Spring Open in Raleigh April 5. Over 350 players from the Southeast competed in the Southern Level 3 U.S. Tennis Association sanctioned event. Natalie defeated the #2 seed in the semi-finals before losing her only match to the #1 seed in the finals.

Sellers hurls KM win over Jaguars Kings Mountain edged Forestview 1-0 Tuesday before losing to first-place South Point 7-0 in Big South 3A baseball action last week. Wil Sellers pitched his first complete game of the season in the win ore the Jaguars. He gave up only four hits and struck out three. The Mountaineers scored

Women 1600 meters - Cassie Morton 2nd, 5:45.17; Mackenzie Smith 4th, Radhika Patel 8th. Men 1600m relay - Logan McGill 6th, 5:04.45, Tyler Batchler 10th, Chase Hullender 11th. Women’s 4x100 relay - KM nd, Tyquassia Mackey, Adrienne Green, Tynesha Merriman, Betzaira Saenz, 53.06. Mens 4x100 relay - KM 2nd, Baron Crwford, Tico Crocker, Xavier Johnson, Najee Gist45.12. Womens’ 400 meter dash - Adrienne Green , 1:04.75, Sarah Bradshaw 8th, Mariah Roberts 9th. Men’s 400 m dash - Keeneh Dimetros 3rd, 53.82; Jair McCluney 5th, Jordan Ford 10th. Women’s 800 meters - McKay Williamson 3rd, 3:04.00; Annamarie Fulbright 5th, Jessica Lovell 7th, Alley Wray 8th. Mens 800meters - Xavier Johsnon 2nd, 2:05.81; Logan McGill 5th, Tyree McCoy 10th, Rae’Quan Allen 12th. Mens 300m hurdles - Vincent James 45.36; Jason Dawkins 10th. Women’s 300m hurdles - Erica Carpenter 5th, 1:02.88; Annamarie Fulbright 6th. Women’s 200m dash - Tynesha Merriman 2nd, 27.39; Gwendolyn Hopper 9th. Men’s 200m dash - Jordan Ford 9th 24.32, Xavier Johnson 10th, Justice Taylor 11th.

Women’s 3200 meters - Cassie Morton 2nd, 12:50.00; Mackenzie Smith 5th. Men’s 3200 meter - Collin Foster 7th 12:07.00, Will Boyles 11th. Women’s 4x400 relay - KM 2nd, 4:34.43, Mariah Roberts. Mens 4x400 relay - KM 3rd, Jordan Ford, Rae’quan Allen, Baron Crawford, Jason Dawkins, Keeneh Dimetros, Jair McCluney. Womens’ high jump - Brittany Poeng 4th, 4’2�. Men’s high jump - Justice Taylor 4th, 5’10�. Women’s long jump - Sarah Scism 1st, 14’3�, Brittany Poeng 3rd. Men’s long jump - Justice Taylor 1st, 20’; Trevein Torres 3rd, 19’5�. Women’s triple jump - Brittany Poeng 2nd, 31’; Sarah Scism 3rd, GwendolynHopper 4th. Men’s triple jump - Justice Taylor 1st, 42’1�; Chris Robbins 8th. Women’s shot put - Sharda Whitside 1st, 29’3; Shakiyah Stephens 2nd, Faythe Brown 5th. Men’s shot put - Cody Griffith 1st, 43’1�; Graham Keeter 4th, Chaz Gable 7th. Women’s discus - Emily Harris 1st, 87’1�; Taylor Sanders 3rd, Mekejah Pettis 4th. Men’s discus - Cody Griffith 2nd, 119’7�, Bryan Sanders 6th, Tanner Orders 8th.

Patriots defeat North Lincoln Kings Mountain Middle School defeated North Lincoln 17-4 in a TriCounty Eastern Division game Thursday. Brian Lysek’s lead-off home run in the first inning got the Patriots rolling to their eighth win in 10 games overall. They ran their divsision record to 6-2. After Lysek’s homer, Palmer Davis doubled, stole third and scored on a passed ball to put the Patriots up 2-0. Kings Mountain broke the game

open with 10 runs in the second inning. Hunter Cash was hit by a pitch to start things off. Hunter Champion doubled and Landry Crawford followed with a two-run single. Lysek hit a triple, Davis followed with a single and Bryson Bailey hit a two-run home run. John Bell followed with a double, Steven Russell a triple and Madisyn Bolin walked before Cash’s fielder’s choice accounted for the first out in the inning.

the only run they needed in the home half of the first when Daniel Barrett doubled and later scored on a single by Alex Reynolds. Friday at South Point, the Mountaineers played the Raiders tough but the defending BSC champs broke the game open with five runs in the bottom of the sixth.

The Paetriots added five more runs in the fourth for a 17-2 lead. Bolin pitched four innings to get the win. He surrendered only two hits and both runs off him were unearned. He fanned five. Bailey pitched the final inning, giving up one hit and fanning one. John Bell led the hitting with 4-for4 and Crawford was 3-for-3. KM had a total of 17 hits and also took advantage of two walks and four NL errors.

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Kings Mountain High’s girls basketball team held its end of the season banquet Monday night at Big E’s BBQ. Award winners, seated, are Shaniya Portee, JV Most Outstanding Player, and Faythe Brown, JV Coaches Award. Standing, Monique Petty, Big South All-Conference, second team AllGazette, and Most Outstanding Player; and Martina Edwards, Varsity Coaches Award.

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

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CLEVELAND COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS - meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 6 p.m. in the commissioners’ chambers, second floor, County Administration Building, 311 East Marion Street, Shelby.

Club Meetings DOUGH MAKERS INVESTMENT CLUB - The Dough Makers Investment Club (for women) meets every third Monday of the month at 5:30 P.M. at the Edward Jones Office at 307 B East King Street, Kings Mountain. If you are interested in learning about it, please contact Regina Dixon or H. Douglas Satterfield at the Edward Jones office at 704-739-0997. Esther Plonk, President 704-739-1917 KINGS MOUNTAIN ROTARY CLUB Every Thursday, noon, at the Kings Mountain Patrick Senior Center, 909 E. King St. SOUTHERN ARTS SOCIETY – Meets every first Thursday 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, East Mountain Street. EXECUTIVE BOARD FOR KINGS MOUNTAIN WOMAN’S CLUB– Meets the 2nd Monday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Kings Mountain’s Woman’s Club, East Mountain Street. MILITARY SUPPORT GROUP – Meets every fourth Thursday of every month at Central United Methodist Church. IN COUNTRY VIETNAM VETERANS breakfast group – Meets the 2nd Monday of every month, 9 a.m., at Mountain View Restaurant in Kings Mountain. Contact Steve Brown at 704-739-2725 for more information. KM KIWANIS CLUB – Meets each Thursday at 6:30 p.m. for dinner in the Community Room (lower level) at the Mauney Memorial Library, South 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; Lincolnton: Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 2639 N. Carolina 150, 10:30 a.m. – Noon, 2nd & 4th Saturdays, hut in back, Contact: Robbie (704) 616-2630; Shelby: Cleveland County Memorial Library, 103 Howie Drive, Call for meeting times, Contact: Robbie (704) 6162630. You may also call the ReachLine & Information at (704) 319-1625, or go to www.oa.org. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop eating compulsively. There are no dues or fees for membership. The groups are self-supporting. Positive Attitudes Walking Club - There is an open invitation to all Kings Mountain ladies to join the Positive Attitudes Walking Club. The club members walk in various downtown areas of Kings Mountain during lunch hours. An inspirational devotion is provided. For more information call 704-4724403.

Patrick Senior Center S.H.O.P items for the month of April are two pounds of flour. These items are for the Crisis Ministry of Kings Mountain and can be dropped off in the front lobby of the Patrick Center. You do not have to be a senior to contribute to this project. The next Butterbean auction will be held

Camp Mostly Smiles - This is a one-day retreat for children ages 6 – 16 who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Participants will have the opportunity to express their grief through writing, crafts, play activities and group discussions. Professionals who are trained in grief and loss will facilitate the retreat. Please RSVP to ext. 166 if you plan to attend - Friday, June 14, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Shelby City Park, 850 W. Sumter Street, Shelby, NC.

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Southern Arts Society NATIONAL WATERCOLOR SOCIETY – The 2013 traveling exhibit will be on display at the Art Depot through May 11. 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 pm and the program is at 7 pm. Visitors are welcome. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The Art Depot is located at 301 N. Piedmont Avenue, Kings Mountain, NC, 704-739-5585, southernartssociety.org

Museum Voices from the Past - Saturday, April 27 starting at 1 p.m. Poetry reading of poems composed by late residents of the area in honor of National Poetry Month. Betty Logan will be reading the poetry of Helen Cornwell Logan and Phyllis Fryer Brown will be reading the poetry of Hazel Herndon Fryer. Books of poetry by Hazel Herndon Fryer are available in the KMHM Gift Shop.

PRE-SCHOOL STORYTIME – Tuesdays, 10 a.m., 3-5 years old, and Thursdays, 10 a.m., 2 years and under, at Mauney Memorial Library, in the Community Room. Call 704-739-2371 and choose option 2 for more information.

Cleveland Community College Join Scott Temple, CCC instructor of English, in a discussion about Wilderness. The event starts with a segment from a PBS film, “Going to Green� and a preview of his film-in-progress called “Wyld-Er-Ness.� After watching the films, Temple will encourage participants to share stories about their interaction with nature and their awareness of the conservation movement. This event will take place at the CCC Rose Library at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 18, and is open to the public.

Ongoing: Our Stories: The History of Kings Mountain, NC Kings Mountain Historical Museum is OPEN Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The cost of admission is free, however donations are appreciated. All donations go toward supporting the museum’s mission of informing the public of the history of the City of Kings Mountain and surrounding areas by preserving and exhibiting the 19th and early 20th century collection.

Library Events All events, unless other wise listed will be at the Mauney Memorial Library, 100 South Piedmont Avenue, Kings Mountain. FREE COMPUTER CLASSES – Tuesday, Apr. 23, 3:30-5 p.m. – Ipads Tuesday, Apr. 30, 3:30-5 p.m. - Email Tuesday, May 7, 3:30-5 p.m. - Intro to Internet Thursday, May 9, 3:30-5 p.m. - Ipads Tuesday, May 14, 3:30-5 p.m. - Intro to C o m p u t e r s Tuesday, May 21, 3:30-5 p.m. - Ereaders Thursday, May 30, 3:30-5 p.m. - Ebay CALL 704-739-2371 OPTION 3 TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE TODAY! Call for Teen Volunteers - 2013 Summer Reading Library Program at Mauney Memorial Library We’re looking for volunteers to help us this summer. “Dig Into Reading� is designed to encourage children to continue reading during vacation so that valuable reading skills won’t be lost. We hope to offer a variety of activities for children. Programs for children are scheduled on weekdays during morning hours. If you are interested in helping us, and will be a rising 8th – 12th grader this summer, please come by the library and fill out an application. Interviews are beginning and we hope to have our final selections in place before the end of April. The library will accept applications until Friday, April 19. Applicants will be required to interview and participate in training sessions. For more information, please call 704-739-2371 option 2. Traveler’s Book Club - Saturday, April 27 at 12 noon. MML Book Club Bash - Tuesday, April 23 at 7 p.m.

Gaston College FREE NOTARY PUBLIC TRAINING – The Notary Training course is required to obtain a commission as a Notary Public in North Carolina or as a refresher course. Preregistration and pre-payment is required for this course a minimum of five business days prior to the class start date. Apply Now for Job Openings - Gaston College Students, employees and alumnus can register to view and apply to current job opportunities on the nation’s largest entrylevel job board. Go to www.CollegeCentral.com/GastonCollege, Ed2go Online Classes - Over 450 on-line courses are available at www.ed2go.com/gaston. For information, call 704.922.6251 or email: hoyle.gail@gaston.edu.

Blood Drives East Gold Street Wesleyan Church, 701 E. Gold St., will host the blood bank April 26 from 2-6 p.m.

Special Events The Potato Project’s last white potato planting for the season is this Saturday, April 20 at 9 a.m. on Jack Wilson Rd., Shelby. Jack Wilson is off Wilson-Cornwell Rd., which is off Hwy. 226. There are really big fields, and lots of help is needed. This area is in a natural setting with no facilities and no fast food close by. You’ll get a pioneer feeling just being there. BBQ Chicken Supper Saturday Bethlehem Volunteer Fire Department will sponsor a barbecue chicken supper starting at 5 p.m. Saturday. Take-out or dine in the fire department. All proceeds are earmarked for fire-fighting equipment. Proud to be a Pioneer at KMIS Kings Mountain Intermediate School will sponsor “Proud to be A Pioneer� Thursday, April 25, from 5-6 p.m. at the school. All current 4th graders and their families are invited to attend and learn what to expect as upcoming 5th graders next year.

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18th annual YMCA Community Prayer Breakfast - The Cleveland County Family YMCA has announced that Sharon Decker, North Carolina Secretary of Commerce, will give the keynote address at the 18th annual YMCA Community Prayer Breakfast. This year’s event will be held Thursday, May 9, 2013 at the LeGrand Center on the campus of Cleveland Community College. Tickets are $13 per person or $100 for a table of 8. You can purchase tickets at any YMCA branch. For the Gaston County Adult Nutrition Program - Spend 1 hour a month delivering a smile and a hot lunch to homebound elderly. Help is needed in Bessemer City. To volunteer, call 704-862-7676. Owl’s Eye Winery - Paul Cataldo will return to Owl’s Eye Friday, April 19 after six months of cross country travel and performances. He will play from 7 until 9 PM. His solo acoustic show offers mainly original compositions written on the road as well as some of his favorite classics. Dinner for cancer survivors - The City of Kings Mountain chapter of Relay for Life is hosting an evening of fun, food and more on April 22, at 6:00 p.m. Love’s Fish Box has generously agreed to cater the event and there will be a guest speaker, prizes and more. This is an invitation to anyone who has survived cancer and a guest of their choice. All you need to do is contact Relay for Life with your name and address so that they can send you an invitation. You can register @ http://www.relayforlife.org/, Call Amy @ 704-692-4637, orreach them on Facebook @ Cityofkm RelayforLife Mother-Daughter Brunch - May 11, from 11 a.m. – 1p.m. at People’s Baptist Church. The Keynote Speaker will be Minister Sheila Webber of Wesley Chapel Holiness Church, Mount Holly. Brunch will be served immediately following the program. The theme this year is red and white and the attire is semi-formal. There is no cost but we ask that each lady sow a seed into the ministry. RSVP to Sister Fonda Houze by April 30, at (704) 740-6046 or (704) 739-0195. American Legion Auxiliary Unit 155 will host District 13 of the Auxiliary Saturday at American Legion Post 155. Registration is at 9 a.m. and the meeting will open at 9:30 a.m. after refreshments are served. District President Jill Puett will preside. Special guests on the program will be State Vice-President Sharon Neville and Division 3 President Tammy Snider. Greetings will be given by Post Commander Louis Floyd and by Mayor Rick Murphrey. ZUMBA - Every Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday, 7 p.m., Kings Mountain National Guard Armory, 300 Phifer Road. Instructor is Jennifer Stacey.

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 at beth.kmherald@gmail.com. The deadline for receiving items is 5 p.m. Monday.

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Grace Academy wins first-ever softball game The Grace Christian Academy girls played their first-ever softball game Tuesday and came away with a 16-15 nine-inning victory over Piedmont Charter. Brooke Elliot singled home Aliyah Ledford with the winning

run to end the 3 ½-hour contest. Grace Christian’s team includes 12 Grace Christian Academy and home schooled students. They began practice the end of February with Coach Tom Neal calling the shots.

The Eagles were down 12-5 in the top of the fifth inning when they began their miraculous comeback. By the end of the sixth inning they had tied the game at 12-all. Alex Wright handled the pitching duties for the Eagles and kept

the Piedmont batters in check after the fifth inning. Piedmont got a runner on in the top of the eighth but she was gunned down trying to steal second by Grace catcher Courtney Neal. A good defensive play by Grace

Kings Mountain High’s women’s basketball team was honored at an end of the season banquet Monday night at Big E’s BBQ. Seated are Talajah Hutchens, left, and Faythe Brown. Standing, left to right, are Eboni Morrison, Monique Petty, Taquisha Smith, Ashley Chapman, Alesia Wade, Tiffani Thompson, Nastajah Hutchens and Martina Edwards.

first baseman Kaylin Campbell retired Piedmont in the top of the ninth. Ledford and Gracie Renn both reached base for the Eagles in the bottom of the inning to set the stage for Elliot’s winning RBI.

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KM golfers 5th In BSC match Kings Mountain High’s golf team finished fifth in a Big South match last week in Gastonia. Forestview won with a 280 score, followed by South Point 284, Crest 322, Ashbrook 324, KM 343 and North Gaston 344. Will Blalock of Forestview was medalist with a 66. Will Long also busted par with a 69. Miles Robinson led KM with an 83, followed by Matt Shepard 85, Devin Heath 87 and Zach Saldo 88. Ty Withers aces Deerbrook #3 Ty Withers of Kings Mountain scored a hole-inone Sunday, April 7 on the par three third hole at Deerbrook Golf Course in Shelby. Withers used an 8-iron on the 152-yard hole. Witnesses were Jamie Carrigan, Tommy Ashe and Matt Gillespie.

sure. Youth from Gastonia, Kings Mountain and Shelby areas will be in attendance. They will hear Johnson, as well as some of Corey Leach’s friends and classmates speak. There will also be youth choirs, praise dancing, fun and games. Johnson and his Young People of Integrity have won numerous state and national awards for their work in Catawba County.

KMHS kickers lose two games Kings Mountain High’s soccer team fell to Forestview 2-1 Wednesday night and fell to South Point 1-0 Thursday. Forestview led 1-0 at halftime but the Lady Mountaineers tied the game with an own goal. The game went iinto two 10-minute overtimes and Forestview scored late in the second OT to win.

Pam Leigh, third from left, was presented a plaque in memory of her husband, Tony, prior to last week’s Alumni Baseball Game at Kings Mountain High School. Coach Leigh played football and baseball at KMHS and served the Mountaineer sports programs for 14 years. He also coached at Allendale-Fairfax High in South Carolina, Southwest Junior High in Gastonia, and at Bessemer City, Canton Pisgah, East Gaston and West Lincoln high schools. Pictured with Mrs. Leigh are Drew Fulton, who organized the Alumni Game, KMHS assistant athletic director Mark Latham, Pam’s family members Mandy, Morgan, Ashley, Tatum and Andy, and KMHS athletic director Dustin Morehead.

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Johnson’s youth to lead program Former Kings Mountain High and Gardner-Webb football star Chris Johnson and his Young People of Integrity group from Hickory will present a program May 4 from 1-3 p.m. at Bynum Chapel in Kings Mountain. Johnson, a member of the Kings Mountain Sports Hall of Fame, will tell his story on how the death of his son Corey Leach motivated and inspired him to begin his mentoring program, which helps young people understand the power of peer pres-

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The annual Kings Mountain Rotary Club Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held Friday, April 26 at Kings Mountain Country Club. Rain date is Friday, May 10. Entry fee is $240 per team and includes lunch. Deadline for entry is 6 p.m. April 25. The format is four-person Captain's Choice. Lunch will be served from 11:30-12:45 and there will be a 1 p.m. shotgun start. For more information contact Jim Champion at 704-692-2897.

The sixth annual Kings Mountain Touchdown Club Golf Tournament will be played Friday, May 3 at Kings Mountain Country Club. The tournament is a fourperson captain’s choice and is limited to the first 30 registered teams. There is a shotgun start at 1 p.m. The cost is $60 per player and includes one mulligan, one red tee and lunch at 11:30 a.m. Proceeds will benefit the Kings Mountain High

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KMHS semester honor roll “A� HONOR ROLL FOR 1ST SEMESTER 9th Grade – Sean Anderson, Jasmine Ballew, Jordanne Briggs, Erin Calhoun, Allen Card, Sara Carringer, Gibson Conner, Jordan Davis, Kayla Davis, Tanner Davis, Taylor Davis, Dylan Ervin, Ashley Falls, Taylor Gilbert, Amber Gipson, Tess Goode, Brittany Green, Weston Harmon, Gregory Hawkins, Wesley Henson, Demetrius Hill, Ashlea Hodge, Gwendolyn Hopper, Kassie Horn, Emily Howe, Daisie Hullender, Samaya Jarrett, Cora Jennings, Ethan King, Lindsey Laughridge, Jarrett Ledford, Peyton Lemons, Brenner Martin, Sara Mayes, Hannah McComas, Kiersten Moore, Maxwell Peterson, Albert Petty, Darha Ponder, Tyler Randle, Autumn Reese, Tiana Roberts, Amber Sellers, Mikayla Smithson, Mikayla Stuart, Candace Summitt, Melissa Sweezy, Stevette Tomberlin, Taylor Wade, John Ward, Jacob Warren, Annette Waters, Will Wilson, Destiny Wood 10th Grade – Mikayla Absher, Devin Ayscue, Justin Babiec, Robert Baker, Abbigail Barber, Tyler Batchler, Erica Carpenter, Destiny Carson, Dalton Cash, Anna Cerjan, Cassidy Chapman, Katie Chapman, Noah Coleman, Michael Falls, Ivette Fernandez, Collin Foster, Lauren Gould Gregory Grabert, Jr., Dylan Graham, Mallory Harris, Tiffany Harris, Emily Hester, David Lovelace, Jon Moore, Jordan Moore, Rachel Mower, Amanda Mullen, Kathryn Norris, Tanner Orders, Kayla Penner, Amontae Perkins, Trenton Ploeger, Tajay Rhodes, Christopher Robertson, Johnna Scism, Sarah Scism, Mackenzie Smith, Jacob Sneed, Elizabeth Williams, Peter Zheng 11th Grade – Mary Asgari, Will Boyles, Justice Brown, Cameron Bullock, Nicholas Chanthavong, Michael Cole, Hattie Dover, Katie Ellis, Caje Etters, Mason Fleisher, Adrienne Green, Lyndsay Henderson, Donnie Malaythong, Edureka McConneughey, Haley McDougal, Harsh Patel, Mitchell Peeler, Jordyn Peterson, Madison Pillado, Becca Robinson, Madeline Skeith, Austin Toney, Emily Wilson 12th Grade – Octravious

Bess, Andrew Buchanan, Michael Cerjan, Kellie Ford, Britany Fuzie, Tyler Herndon, Jonathan Long, Gregory McGinnis, Jr., Kaitlyn McNeilly, Rebekah Miles, Lyndsey Murphey, Kaitlyn Saldo, Larry Stacey, Jr., Stephanie Vickers “A/B� HONOR ROLL FOR 1ST SEMESTER 9th Grade - Matthew Absher, Exavier Adams, Trevor Alexander, Lily Baldwin, Jennifer Bean, Jessica Bean, Taylor Boheler, Melissa Bounpheng, Krystin Bowen, Malek, Brown, Joshua Brucker, Alex Bryant, Jonathan Chapman, Cameron Clark, Riley Coleman, Mary Crepps, Courtney Crotts, Geoffrey Dawkins, Lauren Dellinger, Rodrigo Diaz, MaryFaye Dodson, Joshua Drake, Brittany Duncan, Jasmine Dye, Autumn Ellis, Andrew Estridge, Ashley Faucette, Jensen Fleisher, Austin Fleming, Jada Francis, David Gamble, Bailey Goodson, Alexander Greene, David Gregory, Aiyanna Grier, Michael Gunter, Nichols Hayes, Ambar Herrera, Tatiyana Hopper, Makayla Hughes, Dalton Hullender, Madison Ingle, Bakari James, Justyce Jones, Edward Kelley, Andy Khounmeuang, Adam Kiser, Joseph Korch, Jr., William Kornegay, Courtney Lanier, Krystal Martin, Destinee McClain, Jair McCluney, Hunter McPherson, Tynesha Merriman, Jonathan Morrow, Leah Nations, Gregory Null, Aaron Oakley, Seth Ortega, Daniel Parker, Sahira Patterson, Ann Payne, Camryn Pearson, Justin Queen, Shadeah Reid, Zavier Roberts, Cornelius Roseboro, Bryan Sanders, Jr., Toni Sanders, Johana Sellers, Amber Sewell, Alexis Short, Tara Sikes, Ethan Simmons, Dylan Sims, Austin Sipes, Nathan Sipes, Carl Skidmore, Eustacia Smith, Victoria Spencer, Emma Stewart, Chase Stirewalt, Jordan Sweezy, Ashleigh Teague, Courtney Teague, Katelyn Terry, Samantha Thompson, Jada Tillman, William Towery, Jr., Chanthapone Tuttanon, Marco Vargas Chichester, Anna Waters, David Wells, Jonah Williams, Robin Williams, Taylor Williams, Lori Williamson, Bethany Wilson, Alley Wray, Keilee Wright 10th Grade – Shawn

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KMHS netters edge Wildcats Kings Mountain High edged North Gaston 5-4 in a Big South tennis match last week. Singles Johnathan Jenks (NG) def. Isaiah Cole (KM) 6-0, 60; Jordan Thompson (NG) def. Dylan Ervin (KM) 7-5, 6-4; Jon Cabe (NG) def. (NG) def. Gibson Connor (KM) 6-3, 7-5; Devin Ayscue (KM) def. Eli Fincher (NG) 6-3, 6-3; Alex

Martin (KM) def. Nathan Mocanu (NG) 6-3, 6-4; Jordan Bullins (KM) def. Trey Byrd (NG) 6-2, 6-0 Doubles Cole/Ervin (KM) def. Jenks/Fincher (NG) 6-3, 3-6, 6-2; Thompson/Cabe (NG) def. Connor/Alex Lovelace (KM) 6-3, 7-6; Robert Baker/Dalton Cash (KM) def. Mocanu/Byrd (NG) 6-2, 6-1

Bulletin board – This cute spring bulletin board was created by students at West Elementary School using handprints.

Coffee bean – West Elementary staff is implementing positive reinforcement by using coffee beans. Each student’s name is printed on a cup in the office, and each time a staff member spots a student doing something nice or going out of their way to help others, the staff member will drop a coffee bean in that student’s cup. When a student has collected 10 coffee beans, they can go to the office and pick out a prize!

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