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Kings Mountain Herald Volume 125 • Issue 18 • Wednesday, May 1, 2013 • 75¢

Relay this Friday Fireworks, music, womanless beauty pageant, and more!

A bike rider with the mountain in the background practices for the OTM Triathlon. Photo by ELLIS NOELL

OTM Triathlon set for May 18 Kings Mountain will host the annual Over the Mountain Triathlon expected to attract 500 triathletes to the city on Saturday, May 18. As part of the North Carolina Triathlon Series (NCTS) and sanctioned by the USA Triathlon, this Olympic-length race will be the same length as the triathlon in last summer’s Olympic Games in London, England. In its 14th year, the race will follow a familiar route, a 1 mile swim across Moss Lake, a 30 mile

bike ride (through four counties, three area parks and two states) and finish with the recently redesigned 10K run through the streets of Kings Mountain. The race has received many accolades including being voted best bike portion in the 16 race series by the NCTS triathletes and the best triathlon overall in the Charlotte Metro area. “It amazes me with all the changes that have happened over the last 14 years of producing this race,� said Ellis Noell, City of KM Events Director. “Fourteen years

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Hahn, “Life is good!� ELIZABETH STEWART

Shag dancing is Tina Hahn’s best medicine to fight cancer. Her dance partner and husband of 23 years, Rick Hahn, calls her his inspiration. The friends she meets at shag competitions in Gastonia, Shelby, and Myrtle Beach, SC agree and say Tina’s smile is contagious. Prayer, attitude, and faith keep her strong in the belief that she will beat Stage 4 adenocarcinoma. She keeps dancing to

build up her stamina and she encourages people everywhere she meets to fight cancer with a vengeance. They look at the vivacious, 52-year-old woman and say “you look too good to have cancer.� Her doctors told her the same thing when she was diagnosed July 5, 2012 when a mass was found in the pleural lining of her right lung. The non-small cell cancer had metastasized to spots in the lymph nodes and adrenal glands. “I really started hurting in my back and blamed it on stress and See HAHN, 5A

ago, not many of our residents were certain what a triathlon was about. Now we have teams originating right here in Kings Mountain and others throughout Cleveland County and still drawing competitors from around the U.S. and around the world,� added Noell. Spectators will gather at the swim start, swim finish, the halfway point water station at the Superintendent’s office at Kings Mountain National Military Park See TRIATHLON, 5A

Fireworks will light up the sky Friday at the 15th annual Relay for Life which kicks off at 5 p.m. and culminates with the fireworks show at 12 midnight. Everyone’s reason to Relay for Life is unique as their own personal story of cancer, and Kings Mountain teams are hard at work making plans for Friday’s Relay to be bigger and better than ever. This year’s Relay at the Kings Mountain Walking Track promises to be entertainment for all ages packed into seven hours compared to all-nighters in past Relays. Goal of the 2013 campaign to fight cancer is $100,000. Tina Gettys, entertainment chairman, said a sure event to watch is the Womanless Beauty Pageant at 11 p.m. Men participating in the event should be dressed in their fancy attire and at the stage at 10 p.m. Dance students from “Dance Magic� will perform at 5:15 p.m. and the opening ceremonies at 6 p.m. will include the Survivors lap, the caregivers lap and the 21 teams walking around the track followed by music by vocalist Donna Landers. During the evening The Overthrown dance, Kings Revue from Kings Mountain High School, Step-Out Dance Production, and Music by Harvest will be on the stage prior to 9 p.m. when the luminaire ceremony is scheduled. The popular tricycle race at 9:40 p.m. and Zumba dancers at 10 p.m. will precede the beauty pageant

5-5:15 p.m. – Kings Mountain Relay for Life starts at the KM Walking Track Friday, May 3. All events will take place at the walking track 5:15- 6 p.m.- Dance Magic performs 6-6:30 p.m. – Opening ceremony/Survivors Lap/ Caregivers Lap/ Team Lap; vocalist Donna Landers 6:30-7p.m.- Overthrown Dance 7-7:30 p.m. – Kings Revue of KMHS 7:30-8 p.m.- Step-n-Out Dance Production 8- 9 p.m. – Music by “Harvest� on stage 9 p.m. – Luminary light-up – A moment of silence as we remember those we have lost to cancer after which “Harvest� will continue with music. 9:40-10 p.m. – Tricycle Race 10-11 p.m. – Zumba dancers on the stage 11-11:30 p.m. – Womanless Beauty Pageant. All participants must be dressed and at the stage at 10 a.m. for further instructions. 11:30-12 midnight – Fireworks and closing ceremony. Officials remind all that no pets, bikes, skateboards or scooters and no smoking permitted at the 7-hour event from 11-11:30 p.m. Teams will offer plenty of food and drawing for prizes for the public to enjoy. Co-chairs Frank Burns and Tammy White invite the community to turn out and support their teams and enjoy an evening of fun. “We all working together for a good cause,� said Burns.

New memorials, names to be Day of Prayer events May 2 added to wall Names of 28 servicemen killed in action in World War II and eight servicemen killed in action during the Korean War will appear on the new memorials at Patriots Park for Memorial Day services conducted by the City of Kings Mountain May 28. Area people who want to make changes or add more names to these lists are encouraged to contact the City of Kings Mountain, 704-734-0333, as soon as possible since the names have to be engraved on the monuments in time for the dedication service. Korea war dead: Billy Owens, Harvey Lawson, Dan Brevard Lail, Ralph Whetstine, Rufus G. Huffstickler, Pickney Roberts, Johnny Alexander Millon and Herman C. Tate Jr. World War II war dead: David Homer Barber, Johnny William Blackwell, John C. Bridges, Grady Candler, James Gideon Darracott, Jr., Moffett D. Davis, Charles M. Ewing, Marvin Foster, Howard B. Gantt, Roy E. Harmon, Jacob C. Huffstetler, Harold D. Jackson, Horace E. Lantham, Winfield V. Long, Sidney E. Lovelace, Felmer L. Lynn, J. C . Medlin, William Robert Millen Jr., Walter Manly Moorhead, Lester Pinkney Moss, James Calvin Nickels III, Robert Earl Owens, Everett Paysour, Elmer M. Propst, Colon B. Reynolds, William F. Smith, John C. Stewart, and Haskell Thrift. “We want to be sure that we have all the names and encourage residents to call us as soon as possible to add names or correct spellings,� said mayor Rick Murphrey.

The annual Mayor’s community-wide prayer breakfast – will be hosted by Family Worship Center Thursday, May 2, at 8 a.m. in the Family Worship Center, 1818 Shelby Road. Rev. Roger Woodard, pastor, invites the community. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the church office or at Kings Mountain City Hall, 704-734-0333.

Prayer – Kings Mountain citizens will pause for prayer Thursday, May 2, at 12 noon in front of Kings Mountain City Hall. The brief service, featuring prayers and music, will be conducted by the Kings Mountain Ministerial Association and is in observance of World Day of Prayer.

KMHS ranked #37 in NC Kings Mountain High School is ranked among the best schools in the state and nation, according to a 2013 report by U.S. News & World Report, a national news magazine. “Several years ago KMHS received this same honor as a bronze medal winner and we were so excited. And now to be recognized with a silver medal we are even more excited. This is just another indicator of how hard our teachers, students and staff work,� said Principal Ronny Funderburke. Kings Mountain High School ranked No. 37 in North Carolina and 2,028 nationally. Burns High School at Fallston was ranked No. 27 in North Carolina and 1,751 nationally. Both Cleveland County schools received silver medals. The data is based on the 20102011 school year. U.S. News calculates values based on student performance on state exit exams and internationally available exams on college-level course work. The report showed that 86% of KMHS students are proficient in Algebra, on the district av-

erage 69% are proficient in English, 73% are proficient in Algebra, and 23% are college-ready. At KMHS the college readiness figure is 17.7%; the percentage of economically disadvantaged is 46 percent, according to U.S. News. KMHS students have the opportunity to take advancement placement course work and exams. The AP participation rate is 30 percent. The KMHS student body of 1,338 is composed of 51% male and 49% female and the total minority enrollment is 32%. Eighty-nine full time teachers are on the staff. In the national ratings, 500 schools earned gold medals, 1,790 earned silver medals and 2,515 took bronze medals. The two Cleveland County schools honored were among 49 traditional and magnet schools in the state on the list.

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â– OBITUARIES Paulette P. Ettinger Former resident of Kings Mountain WASHINGTON, NC Paulette Patterson Ettinger, 64 of Belhaven NC, formerly of Kings Mountain, passed away On April 25 in the Beauford County Hospital in Washington, NC. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Patterson and a brother Donald Patterson. She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Lester N. Ettinger, her brother and sister-in-law Gene and Jerri Patterson, one niece and two nephews. She is also survived by four step daughters and 10 step grandchildren. Paulette is a former member of El-Bethel and Central United Methodist Churches in Kings Mountain. She graduated from

Werner “John� Albert Gass, Sr. Decorated U.S. Army veteran KINGS MOUNTAIN – Werner “John� Albert Gass, Sr. of Summit Place Kings Mountain, formerly of Gastonia, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 28 at Hosp i c e House in Kings Mountain. John was born June 8, 1930 in New York, NY, the son of the late Rose and Harry Albert Gass. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, May 2 at Greene Funeral Service, South Chapel, 1503 S. York Road, Gastonia with Rev. Lamar Creel and Rev. L. J. Barnes officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:30 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1. Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery, Belmont, NC. John retired as staff sergeant with the United States Army with 20 years of faithful service. He was awarded five Good Conduct Medals, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Army of Occupation Medal with Japan clasp, National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Service Star, Korean Service Medal with one Silver Star, Vietnam Service Medal with three Bronze Stars, United Nations Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Ribbon with Device (1960), Sharpshooter Badge and the Korean Defense Service

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Kings Mountain High School and attended UNC and California universities. Before retiring in Belhaven, NC, Paulette and her husband operated retail businesses in Steam Boat Springs and Vail, Colorado. A memorial service was held at the Hillside Funeral Home in Washington, NC on Saturday, April 27. The graveside service will be held Sunday, May 5 at 2 p.m. at El Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery. Interment will be in El Bethel Cemetery. A guest register is available at Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain, is in charge of arrangements.

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Medal. After his retirement from the military, he went on to serve another 24 years with the United States Postal Service in Charlotte. In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Margaret Austin Gass and sister Alberta Gass Pollock. Survivors include: his son, Werner Albert Gass, Jr of Gastonia; daughter, Jackie Adams and husband, Tim of Kings Mountain, and daughter, Karen Guffey of Gastonia; grandchildren, Jennifer Adams Campbell and husband, Rich of Dallas, NC, Nicholas Adams of Charlotte, Mollie Guffey, of Gastonia, Mallory Guffey of Gastonia, Melodie Guffey of Gastonia; and great grandchildren, Riley Marie Campbell of Stallings and Chloe Gracyn Campbell of Dallas. The family would like to express a special thanks to all the wonderful staff at Carolina Medical Center, MICU, Charlotte Main and Hospice House of Kings Mountain. The family is also very grateful for all the compassion and wonderful care John received at Summit Place of Kings Mountain during this past year. Memorials may be made to First Assembly of God, 777 S. Myrtle School Rd, Gastonia, and Hospice House, 312 Kings Mountain Blvd., Kings Mountain, NC. Arrangements are with the South Chapel of Greene Funeral Service and Crematorium, Gastonia. A guest registry is available at

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Herman W. Dawson SHELBY – Herman W. Dawson, 85, passed away Saturday, April 27 at Cleveland Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 30, at Clay-Barnette Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tony Sisk officiating. Interment was at Sunset Cemetery.

Linda Kay Clary Loving daughter, mother and grandmother KINGS MOUNTAIN – Mrs. Linda Kay Clary, 64, of 312 S. Oriental Ave., died Monday, April 29, 2013 at Kings Mount a i n Hospice House. A native of Clevel a n d County, she was the daughter of Evelyn Cox Huffstickler and the late Hubert Peavy. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Lee Clary; and stepfather, Paul Huffstickler. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her sons, Michael and Lee Clary; daughters, Rhonda Barber and husband Kevin, Tonya Clary, and Nichole Proctor;

Elsie Cook Smith McKinish A member of First Baptist Church, Kings Mountain KINGS MOUNTAIN Elsie Cook Smith McKinish, 100, of 237 Tyron Rd., Rutherfordton, NC, formerly of Kings Mountain, passed away Friday, April 26 at the Willow Ridge of North Carolina Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was the widow of the late Fred Smith and was also preceded in death by a son, George W. Smith and a daughter, Janice S. Johnson. A member of First Baptist Church, Kings Mountain, Elsie was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was retired from the textile industry. Survivors include her grandchildren, Carmen Smith Parker and husband Paul, Shelby, NC, and Brittany Smith and husband

sister, Karen Anthony; brother, Tony Peavy and wife Joyce, all of Kings Mountain; grandchildren, Brison, Clay, Colt, and Landon; and great-grandson, Jayden Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 2 p.m. at First Church of the Nazarene. Rev. Michael Daughrity will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in Mountain View Cemetery in Blacksburg, SC. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights, Shelby, NC 28150. Online condolences: Clay-Barnette Funeral Home of Kings Mountain is in charge of arrangements.

Clay-Barnette Funeral Home Brandon Justice of Shelby; and great-grandchildren, Vince Parker, Lane Parker, and Tory Jan Parker. A graveside service was held Monday, April 29 at Gaston Memorial Park, Gastonia, at 11 a.m. with Dr. John Sloan officiating. Visitation was immediately following the service at the cemetery. Interment was at Gaston Memorial Park, Gastonia. Memorials may be made to Willow Ridge of North Carolina Nursing and Rehabilitation Center “Activities Department�, 237 Tyron Rd., Rutherfordton, NC 28139. A guest register is available at: Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain, NC, was in charge of arrangements.

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SHELBY – Georgia Lee Morehead, 89, passed away Friday, April 26, 2013 at Cleveland Pines Nursing Center. The graveside service was held Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. at Sunset Cemetery with Dr. Thomas Steagald officiating. The family received friends Sunday from 2-3 p.m. at Clay-Barnette Funeral Home of Shelby, and other times at 3811 Fallston Rd., Shelby.

KINGS MOUNTAIN Carley Edward “Eddie� Turner, 60, passed away Friday, April 26, 2013 at Kings Mountain Hospital. A memorial service was held at Ollie Harris Memorial Chapel Tuesday, April 30, at 11 a.m., with Pastor Tim Sims officiating. Visitation was held one hour prior to the memorial service at Harris Funeral Home.

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GASTONIA - Lowery Benson Wilson, 86, formerly of Kings Mountain, passed Friday, April 26, 2013, at his home. A graveside service was held Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. at Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain with Rev. Jerry Millwood officiating. The family received friends Sunday, April 28, 1-2 p.m. at Clay-Barnette Funeral Home of Kings Mountain, and other times at 410 E. Louisiana Ave. Bessemer City.

KINGS MOUNTAIN Glenna Rae Spence, 63, passed away Saturday, April 27, 2013. The funeral service was held at Ollie Harris Memorial Chapel, Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 3 p.m. with Rev. Sheila Grigg officiating. Visitation was from 2-3 p.m. prior to the service at Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain. Interment was at Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain.

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Investigation results in 12 arrests A six-month probe of drugs and other criminal activity in the Ebenezer Community has resulted in the arrest of 12 suspects by the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Department. Sheriff Alan Norman said that during the course of the investigation numerous families called his office and investigators met with dozens of people in order to better understand the problems and to get an insider’s view of the community and its needs. “We want to thank those residents who came forward and provided information to investigators,� said Norman. He said that information allowed investigators to quickly discover the problems and develop a plan to address each individual person and problem. Norman said that investigators utilized high visibility patrols, door- to-door contacts, license check stations, as well as undercover operations to address the reported problems. The following suspects, nine men three women, were charged as a result of two separate search warrants by officers: Kenneth Williams Sr., 112 Dashielle Lane, Kings Mountain, three counts possession with intent to sell cocaine, two counts sell and deliver cocaine, one count possession of cocaine $100,000 secured bond. Pamela Renee Beaver, 112 Dashielle Lane, Kings Mountain, two counts possession with intent to sell cocaine; two counts sell and deliver cocaine; one count possession with intent to sell marijuana; and one count possession drug paraphernalia, $100,000 secured bond. Kenneth Williams Jr., 103 Ebenezer Rd., Kings Mountain, six counts possession with intent to sell cocaine; four counts sell and deliver cocaine; two counts posses-

sion with intent to sell marijuana; one count possession of firearm by convicted felon; one count possession drug paraphernalia; one count driving while impaired; one count driving while license revoked; one count fictitious registration plate; $150,000 secured bond. Anthony Thomas Griffa, 407 W. Sullivan St., Gastonia, breaking and entering, larceny of motor vehicle, felony conspiracy, felony probation violation, felony flee to elude police, and driving while license revoked. Roberta Dee Heisler, warrants outstanding, 3014 Bettis Road, Grover, possession cocaine. Others arrested during this extensive investigation: James Fredrick Lary, 227 Ebenezer Rd., Kings Mountain, disorderly conduct and intoxicated and disruptive. Zachary Taylor Arnold, 111 West College Ave, Shelby, possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana. Jonathan Adam Garrett, 1023-5 Mary’s Grove Church Road, Kings Mountain, possession of marijuana, possession drug paraphernalia. Rebecca Lee Curry, 1146 Rollingbrook Rd., Kings Mountain, possession drug paraphernalia. Jared Michelle Stokes, 104 Kermit Drive, Kings Mountain, resists, delay and obstruct police officer, driving while license revoked. Tyler Demetris Williams, 212 Branchwood Circle, Kings Mountain, possession of marijuana, failure to wear a seat belt. Travis Lavar Odems, 1078 Mountain Crest Dr., Kings Mountain, felony breaking and entering, felony conspiracy, felony larceny and possession stolen goods.

ARRESTS APRIL 23: A 16-year-old male was charged with domestic violence, assault, $2,000 bond, secured. APRIL 24: Edward Eugene Eubanks, 43, Gastonia, embezzlement, felony, $5,000 bond, unsecured. APRIL 24: Tangie Carroll Foster, 23, 910 First St., possession stolen vehicle, felony, unauthorized use of vehicle, $3,000 bond, secured. APRIL 24: Stephen Russell Jamerson, 68, 123 Galilee Church Rd., larceny, possession stolen property, $1,000 bond, secured. APRIL 24: Phyllis Gossett Patterson, 56, 602 Margrace Rd. Apt. 2, DWI, exceeding safe speed, $500 bond, secured. APRIL 25: Andrew Jordan Moss, 22, 813 Margrace Rd., reckless driving, driving while license revoked, possession of firearm by felon, felony, no bond. APRIL 26: Christy Denton Howard, 45, 117 Parkdale Circle, larceny, $1,000 bond, secured. APRIL 26: Fostina Legretta Sanders, 47, 408 Grace St., felony embezzlement, $2500 bond, unsecured. APRIL 27: Christopher Wayne Grigg, 20, 143 Phifer Rd., larceny, underage drinking, $1000 bond, secured. APRIL 27: Aaron Albrecht, 25, 1203 Sparrow Springs Rd., driving while license revoked, open container, $7500 bond, unsecured. APRIL 28: Heaven Coralie Schafhirt, 28, Biloxi, MS, larceny, possession stolen goods, $5,000 bond, secured.

CITATIONS APRIL 18: Charlie Herman Hope, 28, Cherryville, revoked license. APRIL 21: Tony Christopher Barnett, 23, 6228 Adel St., no operator’s license. APRIL 23: Jeffrey Dean Moss, 48, 805 Margrace Rd., revoked license, faulty equipment, right headlight out. APRIL 23: Linda Gay Warlick, 49, 537 St. Luke Church Rd., no inspection, expired tag. APRIL 23: Holly Parton, 35, Grover, no inspection, expired tag. APRIL 24: Vernon W. Lamb, 35, Shelby, revoked license. APRIL 24: Patrick Tyler Philbeck, 22, 310 Walker St., possession drug paraphernalia. APRIL 24: Tieadevonoa Octavia Petty, 22, Shelby, no insurance, fictitious tag. APRIL 26: Kashia Mitchem, 23, 207 S. Gaston St., expired tag. APRIL 27: Jarrett McAbee, 25, Bessemer City, no inspection, expired tag, exceeding safe speed. INCIDENTS APRIL 22: D. Phillips Diamond World, 110-3 King St., reported a break-in and theft of 15 assorted rings. APRIL 24: A resident of Rhodes Ave. reported a break-in and theft of a Dell Notebook laptop, Play Station, games and remote controls valued at over $1,000. APRIL 24: Advance Auto Parts, 512 E. King St., reported embezzlement of currency. APRIL 24: Gibson Industrial, 1501 York Rd., reported larceny


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Cloninger bids farewell to co-workers, friends Retires from Wells Fargo after 46 years in banking ELIZABETH STEWART

Juanita Dellinger Cloninger, who retires today, has witnessed a huge change in banking in the past 46 years. Cloninger is clicking off her computer at Wells Fargo Bank Wednesday and retiring to enjoy her family. “I’ve worn a lot of hats at First Union, then Wachovia and now Wells Fargo, but I’ve met a lot of friends,� said the personable banker as she chatted with customers this week, and was honored on Saturday at a bon voyage party by her co-workers, at 238 Cherokee Grill. Juanita was hired as a teller at First National, the landmark bank building at the corner of S. Battleground Avenue, by then-President

Dick Lennon in 1964. She was quickly promoted to head teller, and when First National opened a small branch bank in KM Plaza she was manager and worked with two tellers in that location. When the new bank opened at its present site, she wore more hats. As the years passed she became Customer Sales Rep, then Financial Specialist- Mutual Funds & Annuities, and later as Customer Relations Manager as First National became Wachovia. In 2001 she was promoted to Financial Center Manager and then with Wells Fargo in recent years she became Store Manager. “I have enjoyed every department that I have worked in and my co-workers have been wonderful,� she said, signaling out Elaine Grigg

who has worked side by side with Cloninger for 46 years as banking began with paper and printed statements and moved to computers, automation, I phones, email, and more. “It is just amazing what we have been able to see and do in banking in the 21st century,� she said. Cloninger is the widow of Jim Cloninger and has one son, John David Van Dyke III, and one granddaughter, Ashton Van Dyke, 12. She is the daughter of Katherine Dellinger and the late Thomas F. Dellinger. “We came to Kings Mountain when I was 12 months old, so this has always been home,� she said. She is a member of Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church. Her family includes one sister, the late Judy Hughes, and one

brother, Kenneth Wayne Dellinger, and their families. Saturday’s luncheon gathering of former employees was nostalgic for Cloninger. “I had a good time talking with the crowd from the early years of banking in Kings Mountain,� she said, recalling that Brenda Stowe, Mary Perkins, Dot Kelly, Judy Crawford, Lydia Montgomery, Stella Putnam and Kathy Broadway were all former employees with First National and Wachovia. Guests, also current employees, shared their experiences, comparing notes of how times have changed in the industry. Elaine (Mrs. Al) Grigg, Wells Fargo VicePresident and Personal Banker, planned the luncheon/party, commending her friend for long-service and dedication.

Elaine Grigg, left, with Juanita Cloninger at her retirement party Saturday.

Mitchell hangs up her hats Retires after 16 years at City Hall Betty Cash Mitchell has worn a lot of hats at Kings Mountain City Hall. Mitchell started working for the City of Kings Mountain 16 years ago as part time receptionist, then as a “fill in wherever needed� and in recent years in the finance department. City employees helped celebrate Betty’s retirement on March 28. Betty was surprised with a “money tree� covered with butterflies fashioned out of dollar bills. Co-worker, Pat Blanton created the tree and Betty has utilized the money to buy a new computer. She plans to take some computer classes at Mauney Library and work “wherever needed� 18 hours a week at City Hall. Mitchell has worked in virtually every department for the City of Kings Mountain except sanitation. “I was working part time as a rural mail carrier and at Sara Lee and saw an ad in the newspaper advertising a job as part time receptionist at City Hall,� said Mitchell who was hired by the city’s first city manager, George Wood. As receptionist, Betty took in all the mail, which included handling the checks for the finance department. She left after a year and soon returned for a 30 hour work week and was trained to fill in wherever she was needed. “That job made my life interesting,� laughed Betty,

Betty Cash Mitchell as she enjoyed refreshments at her retirement party with many of the employees with whom she had worked over the years. She said she had the most fun helping out in the Fire Department and the Recreation Department. She was soon back at City Hall and has moved upstairs to her new office, which was a converted closet, from her office on the first floor of City Hall. Betty is Kings Mountain born and raised and has lived here all her life even though she did do seasonal work at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville for six years. She also formerly worked at Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, SC. She recalled how Kings Mountain has changed throughout her lifetime. Betty’s father built the Joy Theatre and she remembers that the old theatre housed crying rooms for mothers to take crying children, and smoking rooms. Her father also built two theatres in Mount Holly and one in

Cramerton. Betty grew up in her family home on York Road where she still lives today. She attended Stephens College, an all girl’s school, in Columbia, MO. She recalls riding the Wabash Cannonball from St. Louis to Columbia, SC. Betty married at 19 and had two sons. After 10 years as a single mother she remarried and had a daughter. She enjoys spending as much time as possible with her family. Betty listens to Joyce Meyer’s broadcast every morning and loves talking to people about the Lord. She records Lifestyles Ministry for Radio Station WGNC 1450 AM Gastonia and the program is aired each Sunday morning from 10:30-11 a.m. She reads to a kindergarten class at Graham Elementary School in Shelby, where her daughter is a teaching assistant. Betty’s daughter and 16year-old granddaughter live with her and she loves having them close. Her son lives in Charlotte, and she is grateful that he is close to home. So now that she’s retired, what does she plan to do? Well, the first week in May, Betty will go back to work for the city 18 hours a week, and in her spare time, she looks forward to being able to “just really going out and doing work for the Lord.�

Life Enrichment Program May 7 Jewelry Sale set for May 15 Pharmacist Renee Henry of Walgreens in Kings Mountain will discuss pharmacy needs at the Tuesday, May 7 meeting at the Kings Mountain Life Enrichment Center, 222 Kings Mountain Blvd. A free sitter service for the person with dementia is available by calling 704-739-4858 by April 30.

Kings Mountain Hospital Auxiliary will sponsor a $5 Jewelry and Accessory Sale on Tuesday, May 14 from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Wednesday, May 15 from 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. The jewelry will be displayed in the hospital lobby. Proceeds are used for scholarships.

Battleground Camporee Tom Matola, Camporee Chief of Battleground District Boy Scouts, Piedmont Council, above, leads the opening ceremonies for 180 Boy Scouts at the Camporee last weekend at the Jason Falls Family Farm on Mike Ledford Road in Kings Mountain. The two-day encampment was a fun and learning experience for the Boy Scouts. The weekend rain didn’t put a damper on their excitement and activities, said Matola. Photos by ELLIS NOELL

Mayor Rick Murphrey and Battleground District Executive Jeremy Falkenau, right, watch the opening ceremonies of Battleground District Camporee on the Jason Falls family farm on Mike Ledford Road in Kings Mountain. The large parcel of land was the perfect spot for the camp site for 180 Boy Scouts from the Kings Mountain area who are members of Battleground District.

Mayor’s Achievement Award The 2013 Shelby Mayoral Lifetime Achievement Award has been presented to Woodbridge resident Doug Sharp and Bill Horn of Shelby for their leadership of the Cleveland County Potato project, now in its fourth year.

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MEDITATION What kind of person are you?

Dr. Jeff Hensley Pastor Kings Mountain Baptist Church “What you see is what you get.” This statement suggests something all of us want and it seems to apply to many situations. For example, we want what we purchase to be what it claims to be. When we purchase a product, we want to open the container and see that the contents are as they are described on the outside of the container. The statement also seems to apply to people, for when

we trust someone and believe in them, we want to know that what they say to us is sincere, and we want their actions to match their words. Unfortunately, this is not always the way it is in life. I once had a mentor who was kind and he really meant well in everything he said, but he was a flatterer. He had the knack of knowing how to pick out certain key qualities in people and then play them up. I hate to say this, but when I first knew him I was too naïve to realize that his words were not truly honest and I took them at face value. Later, when I discovered that he was not being honest, I was deeply hurt and secretly embarrassed that I had believed him. When he delivered his opening convocation address as the new dean at Atlanta’s Candler School of Theology, R. Kevin LaGree talked about

receiving a letter from a friend, the wife of a minister. The writer felt led to convey to LaGree something that makes as much sense for ministers as it does for lay church leaders. “I’m convinced,” read the letter, “that the message the seminary imprints on the mind and heart of each seminarian should be, ‘What you learn is important; what skills you perfect are important; what theology you preach is important; but the most important thing is what kind of person you are. If you are not a person of integrity, none of the other things will matter at all.’” This was an insightful observation, and LaGree shared it with a group of seminarians and their professors so as to remind all of them that “What you see is what you get” is the way all of us should live as

believers. Most of us have probably known people like my mentor. They don’t mean to be harmful; in fact, they may intend the reverse – to be helpful, or even supportive. But when we are basically flatterers, political animals with an agenda behind everything we say, or when our actions don’t match our words, other people suddenly realize that what they see coming from us is not really what they are getting from us. Now maybe some people may say that I expect too much by believing that people should face me honestly and talk with me openly, and share responsibility and forgiveness, especially when there is a disagreement. But I don’t think so. Instead, I think the writer of that letter was correct. If we are not people of integrity, none of the rest matters at all.

BYNUM CHAPEL AME ZION CHURCH Youth Department will sponsor Young People of Integrity’s Youth Extravaganza Saturday, May 4, from 1-4 p.m. Other area youth are invited to perform or show their talents at the event by calling Sherry Hill at 704-739-0979. Chris Johnson, founder/director of the program, will talk about the death of his child, Corey Leach, which sparked a movement and became the motivation in his award-winning mentor program. Performances from area youth choirs, Praise dancers, cheerleaders, and Mimes will be on the program to which the public is invited. “This is a program that will inspire youth to oercome peer pressure and not be afraid to be themselves,’’ said Johonson. Admission is $3 per person. Youth of the church will sell pizza, $1 per slice, and hot dog plates at $3 per plate and other side items and snacks for benefit of the church. WESTOVER BAPTIST CHURCH will sponsor a yard sale Saturday, May 4 from 7 a.m. – 12 noon featuring lots of items. The public is invited. The yard sale will be at 1804 Shelby Rd., Kings Mountain. In event of rain, the event will be canceled. THE CHILDREN’S CHOIR OF FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH will present the musical, “Spend Awhile on the Nile,’’ Sunday night at 7 p.m. at the church. The public is invited. MOTHER-DAUGHTER BRUNCH - May 11, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.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 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.

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       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.

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

True Gospel Holiness Church 1608 Shelby Road 704-739-6764

Second Baptist Church 120 Linwood Road 704-739-4216

Unity AME Zion Church 948 Unity Church Road 704-228-0328

Shady Grove Baptist Church 339 Shady Grove Road 704-739-8920 St. Paul United Methodist Church N. Cansler Street 704-739-1256

Vestibule AME Zion Church 2175 Vestibule Church Road 704-739-7961

Sunrise Baptist Church 208 Mail Road 704-692-3007 Temple Baptist Church 612 N. Cansler Street 704-739-4716

Westover Baptist Church 114 Westover Drive GASTONIA Bethesda United Methodist Church 3714 S. New Hope Rd Grace Community Advent Christian Church 206 West 3rd Avenue 704-739-9230

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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

FIRST PLACE FOR KM BBQ TEAM – Joe Bumgardner says you can’t beat a first place award in your home town. The cooking team of Backyard BBQ took first place in the pork competition at the recent Firehouse Cook-Off which drew 55 teams to the city for the event at the walking track. Cooking competitively for 30 years, the Backyard BBQ team includes Ray Robinson, left, (wife Twyla, KM Middle School teacher, helps Team Captain Joe’s wife Lynn Bumgardner prepare the competition trays) Scott White, middle, newest member of the team who moved here from Alabama, and Joe Bumgardner.

Bingo is back at Legion Post 155 Leonard and Johnnie Sue Hill played bingo every Friday back when the bingo games were a major entertainment in Kings Mountain. Bingo was dropped some months ago but now the Hills’ daughter, Vickie Looper, is bringing the games back and with top prizes to the winners. Vickie, a real estate appraiser at Lake Wylie, SC, said she organized beach bingo for a couple weeks at the American Legion. “It just didn’t fly,” she said. Now her dad has encouraged her to start bingo games again every Friday beginning at 6 p.m. at Post 155. “I have made a big investment and I hope that more people will come out,” she said.

Area people enjoy bingo games at American Legion Post 155 in the third week since the game has made a comeback. Attendance has been sparse, according to bingo-goers, because the word isn’t out that it’s back.

TRIATHLON: set for May 18 in Kings Mountain From page 1A and the finish line at Patriots Park, downtown Kings Mountain.” This year, the finish line has been moved slightly and will now enter Patriots Park via the new sidewalk and entryway at the corner of Cansler and Gold streets near the newly constructed restrooms. The actual finish line will be beyond the new Patriots Memorial near the flag array. “It’s great for our local economy,” says Mayor Rick Murphrey, adding,

POLICE From page 2A of metal support beams and metal framing. APRIL 25: Ingles 147, Shelby Rd., reported shoplifting. APRIL 25: 3 Point Market & Grill, 102 Goforth Rd., reported a customer pumped gas and didn’t pay for it. APRIL 26: Ingles 147, Shelby Rd., reported shoplifting. APRIL 26: McDonald’s, Shelby Rd., reported larceny of currency. APRIL 26: A resident of Cleveland Ave. reported a breakin and theft of a number of household items, including two TV sets. APRIL 27: Ingles 147, Shelby Rd., reported shoplifting. APRIL 28: A resident of Wells Street reported a break-in and theft of prescription medicine.

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“These triathletes will visit Kings Mountain with their families and supporters on Friday and stay through Saturday, staying at our local hotels, eating at our restaurants and shopping at our retail stores. It’s a huge economic impact when you realize this sporting event has drawn in over 18,000 visitors in the last 14 years.” The presenting sponsors this year are the Kings Mountain Hospital and the Kings Mountain Tourism Development Authority. Additional sponsors include Ingles and 238 Cherokee Grill. The

APRIL 28: A resident of N. Tracy Street reported a break-in. Nothing was reported stolen. WRECKS APRIL 19: Officer J. L. Dee said Kendrene Meek, 116 Cindy Ln, slowed for a driver to pull out of Food Lion parking lot on Shelby Road and was struck by a 1999 Nissan operated by Marty Byers of Gastonia. Both vehicles were traveling east on US Business 74. Property damages were estimated at $4500. APRIL 19: Officer Bryan McGinnis said Terry Simmons of Woodruff, SC, operating a 1992 Isuzu, was pulling a utility trailer on I-85. McGinnis said the driver lost control of his vehicle causing the trailer to jack knife, ran off the road and struck a guardrail. The hitch that was used to attach the trailer to the truck broke causing

triathlete’s pasta dinner on Friday night will be sponsored by 238 Cherokee Grill. “Safety is paramount with this race and we are pleased to have the cooperation of over 12 law enforcement agencies and first responders to keep this race safe,” Noell said. Over 100 volunteers will help produce the race. Additional information is available at and and volunteers are encouraged to contact Kings Mountain City Hall at 704-734-0333 or call 704-4738727.

the trailer to break free from the truck and roll on its side into the median. Property damages were estimated at $10,000 to the vehicle and $4,000 to the guardrail. APRIL 22: Officer D. K. Davis said Myrtle Plumley Carroll, 216 Benfield Rd, was backing her 2002 Honda from her driveway and was struck by a City of Kings Mountain trash truck operated by Jeffrey Ramsey of Shelby. Property damages were minor. APRIL 25: Officer Hannah Yarborough said Kaleb Roper, 429 Oak Grove Rd., was backing from a parking space at Dollar General on Oak Grove Road and struck a 2010 Dodge operated by Peggy Gillespie, 125 Colony Drive. Property damages were minor. APRIL 25: Office S. M. Skinner said Dovis Hughs, Clover, SC, operating a 2003 Mazda, pulled

out in front of a 1999 Mazda operated by Angela Dawkins, 110 McClendon Ct., on US 74 Business. Property damages were estimated at $1300. APRIL 27: Officer F. L. Wittington said Lindsay Duncan, 310 Pinehurst Dr., was backing from her driveway and struck a parked 2007 Jeep owned by Amber Mathis, 311 Pinehurst Dr. Property damages were estimated at $2150. APRIL 28: Officer F. L. Wittington said Clifford Mobley, Greenville, SC, operating a 2005 Lincoln, reported that a big truck ran him off I-85. Property damage was estimated at $5,000. APRIL 28: Officer F. L. Wittington said Jayesh Patel, 110 Tepee Dr., lost control of his 2007 Honda in the rain on US 74 East. Property damage was estimated at $1500.

HAHN: Life is good

Tina Hahn marches with the Gaston Shaggers, Inc. at a recent competition held in Myrtle Beach, SC From page 1A then a knot came up,” said Tina. Always proactive, Tina has competed in shag contests for a number of years. She has taught at the YMCA, participated in the Jingle Bell Run in 2011, went back to school and completed work on her degree in 2011, and before that substituted for 3 or 4 years and taught 9th grade Earth Sciences at Kings Mountain High School for a year. A graduate of North Stanly High School, she attended Appalachian State University for two years and had completed three classes at UNC-C on her master’s degree. She was employed as a teller at Home Federal S&L in Kings Mountain, then CCB and SunTrust for 11 years, also working in the investment departments. She is a native of New London, NC, daughter of Christine Miller and the late Lowell Miller. Her sister, Toni Buchanan, also lives in New London. Tina’s husband is plant manager at STI, Kings Plush. They are members of First Baptist Church. Shaggers raised money for her at benefits in Gastonia and Shelby for her trip to M. D. Anderson Research Hospital in Houston, Texas where specialists took samples to get a genetic profile and grow her cancer tissue. It’s a new cutting edge in technology, says Tina. Tina’s chemotherapy treatments gave her the opportunity to help others, she said. When patients complained about losing their hair, Tina gave them a hat. “Let your scalp breathe,” she said. Tina lost her hair and her eyebrows after chemotherapy but that didn’t delay her and her husband and Sue and Brandon Buchanan’s trip the week of Thanksgiving 2012 to Hawaii. Three times a year the Gaston Shaggers Inc. (Society of Strangers or-

ganized in 1982) dance and shag at Myrtle Beach, SC, and raise money for scholarships for Junior Shaggers and children. Hahn estimated the crowd at North Myrtle Beach recently at 10,000 who shagged, watched, listened to music. She helped carry the banner in the parade last Saturday, the last day of shag competition. A people person, she wears a sweatshirt that reads, Life Is Good, and even when her feet tingle she keeps on dancing. She loses her balance at times, she says, but she dances at the local YMCA and at the Senior Center with Seniors in Motion. Her doctors tell Tina to keep on dancing. “Cancer is a disease but I am a survivor because I am fighting,” she says. “I am so blessed,” said Tina, who said doctors reported that her brain cells and lymph nodes are clear, her adrenal glands are 50 percent clear, and the mass in her lung lining has shrunk 80 percent from 12 centimeters to four. Tina readily admits to having “pity parties” but at a beach club in Myrtle Beach she was amazed that older people can dance until the wee hours of the morning. An 85-year-old woman encouraged her when she told her she had beat breast cancer five times and was a member of the shag club. Tina wants to organize a cancer support group in Kings Mountain. She volunteers as chairman. Call her at 704-739-3428 to join this elite organization. Her philosophy is that it takes more muscles to frown than smile, and don’t sweat the small stuff. It isn’t surprising that her favorite scriptures are: “A time to dance..” Ecclesiastes 3:4 and Hebrews 12:1 – “Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.”

‘Noises Off’ takes the stage Friday KMHS Amateur Players will present the 3-act classical comedy ‘Noises Off’ Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Barnes Auditorium. Tickets are $6 general admission and $5 for senior citizens. CC Schools Renaissance Club benefits apply.

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Mom celebrates life with birthday party The poem What Cancer Cannot Do states, cancer cannot cripple love‌it cannot kill friendship‌it cannot shut out memories. Bethany Preston has taken these words to heart. Though she admits that she never expected to be fighting cancer or to be under the care of Hospice, Bethany remains focused on hope. Like all people living with an illness, Bethany is more than her cancer diagnosis. Bethany is also a devoted

mom of three children, and is committed to making the most of each day with her kids. As a testimony to her devotion, Bethany planned an early birthday party for her children. She wanted to ensure that she could celebrate their life one more time. Her faithful friend and Hospice volunteer, Joann Lankford, helped her pull together a birthday party that will not be easily forgotten. Bethany said this birthday party reaf-

firmed what cancer could not do. Bethany and Hospice Cleveland County would like to thank all the many community members who helped make this party a re-

ality: Choice USA, Chickfil-a, Clem Carter, Cleveland County YMCA, Dana Pizzo, Ashley Blanton, Carmike Cinemas, Game Truck Party, and many others.

Students donate to Life Enrichment Center West Elementary kindergarten classes collected items for the “100 days of school� project. The items were donated to the Life Enrichment Center, Adult Day Care & Health Center of Kings Mountain. Three classes participated. The teachers who headed up this project are Donna Haskett, Jada Huss and Debbie Ross. Debbie Vaughan, Community Outreach Coordinator of the Life Enrichment Center thanks West Elementary for thinking of the center, and encourages any other schools or organizations to become involved in the Life Enrichment program. Vaughan says the participants love to play Bingo for the donated items - their favorite body lotion or shampoo. West Elementary teacher Debbie Ross showing Sue Barron, Bill Willcox and Joe Corinth some of the items donated to the Life Enrichment Center by West Elementary kindergarten classes.

Ladies Auxiliary hosts District 13 meeting HOSTESSES for the District 13 meeting of the American Legion Auxiliary at Otis D. Green Unit 155 American Legion Auxiliary April 20were: (L – R) DeAnn Burton, Roxie Trammell, Nikki Jones, and Beth Brock. Photos by Micheal Growel

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 at the LeGrand Center on the campus of Cleveland Community College. Tickets are $13 per person or $100 for a table of 8. Tickets can be purchased at any YMCA branch. “The Prayer Breakfast is one of the signature events for our county and provides a wonderful opportunity for everyone to come together in prayer. We are so blessed to have a speaker the caliber of Sharon and to host this year’s breakfast in the beautiful LeGrand Center,� added

YMCA Board Chair, Bill Plowden. Along with Decker, entertainment will be provided by Gina McWhirter and Daron Dwyer. McWhirter is a past YMCA employee who now works for the Catawba Valley YMCA. Dwyer is the Sports and Wellness Director at the Ruby Hunt YMCA. YMCA CEO, Cameron Corder noted, “We are focused too much on what divides our community – creeks, schools, politics, race, etc. I encourage everyone to be a part of this breakfast to celebrate what brings us together – our faith.� For more information about the breakfast and other YMCA programs, visit the web site at

Family rodeo returns to Bar H The Bar H Arena in Boiling Springs will be hosting the 26th annual Bar H Championship Rodeo & Country Festival on Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11. The country festival begins each day at 6 p.m. and the championship rodeo begins each day at 8 p.m. The admission price includes the country festival and championship rodeo. There is something for everyone between the ages of 2-102. The country festival is full of free fun events such as kids carnival rides, hayride, bb shooting range, farm zoo, carriage rides, roping booth, music, and more. The Championship Rodeo begins at 8 p.m.and includes the standard rodeo events, including bareback bronc, calf roping, cowgirls break away roping, team roping, cowgirls barrel race and the wild bull riding. Champion cowboys and cowgirls compete on award winning livestock for cash prizes and championship points. The rodeo is co-sanctioned by the Southern States

Professional Rodeo Association and the National Cowboys Association. Admissions are being kept low. Adult advance ticket is $10.00 and adult gate tickets are $12.00. A child (6-12) advance ticket is $5.00, and the gate ticket is $6.00. Kids under 6 are free with a paying adult. Friday, May 11 is senior citizen night (over 60) and they will be admitted at a child’s price. Advance tickets will be on sale through Wednesday, May 8 at the following locations: Kelly Seafood-Shelby, Cleveland Feed & Farm Supply-Shelby, Humphries Quick Stop-Boiling Springs NC, Bridges Riding Equipment-Boiling Springs NC and Oakland Feed & Seed in Spindale. Flint Hill Baptist Church is again the main sponsor and will be providing some great food for sale. Come get a smoked turkey leg, Bar B Q, curly fries, hamburgers, hot dogs, corn on the cob and much more. For further information: call (704) 434-2866 or visit our website at

June Bug Jam 5K set for June 1 June Bug Jam 5K to benefit Girls on the Run of Cleveland County will be held Saturday, June 1. 5K start time at 8:30 a.m; Kid’s Fun Run start time at 9:30 a.m. Cost: Y Members early registration until May 18: 5K and Phantom Runner $20, Kid’s Fun Run $10. Non Y Members early registration until May 18: 5K and Phantom Runner $25, Kid’s Fun Run $10. Y Members late registration: 5K and Phantom Run-

LOCAL AUXILIARY – Otis D. Green Unit 155 American Legion Auxiliary hosted the District 13 meeting at American Legion Post 155 Saturday, April 20. Kings Mountain members attending the event were: Front row (L – R) Roxie Trammell, Joyce Kale, DeAnn Burton, Mary Long, Nikki Jones, and Lib Stewart. Back row (L – R) Arlene Barrett and Beth Brock.

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Bessemer City– Thousands of children in North Carolina need safe and loving homes to survive and thrive. Lutheran Family Services in the Carolinas (LFS Carolinas) is looking for compassionate families to provide stable, structured and loving homes for adolescents. Many times children are forced to move to neighboring counties in order to be placed with a foster family if the appropriate family cannot be found within their county. Already faced with the trauma often associated with leaving their current home, being placed into a new school and community can have negative affects on their education, behavior and mental state. For this reason, LFS Carolinas strives to keep their lives as un-

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State champion KMHS volleyball team to be inducted in Sports Hall of Fame (Third of a four-part series on the 2013 Kings Mountain Hall of Fame inductees. The dinner and ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 11 at Central United Methodist Church. Tickets are $15 and are available by calling Steve Baker at 704-378578 or Frankie Webster at Kings Mountain High School at 704-476-8330). By PHILLIP QUINN Also being inducted this year into the Kings Mountain Sports Hall of Fame is the 2001 State Champion Volleyball Team. Coached by Suzanne Grayson, the ’01 volleyball team consisted of four seniors, Ashley Leigh, Lindsay Hamrick, Carrie Brinkley, and Kristin Hardin, seven juniors, Courtney Osteen, Molly Hamrick, Danielle Gill, Jordan Crisp, L’Tisha Bell, Shonda Cole, and Pam Parker, and five sophomores, Lauren Horne, Ashton Teague, Baria Adams, Jackie Jarvis, and Ashley McDaniel. Together they posted an impressive 26-3-1 record and defeated East Chapel Hill in three straight sets to take home the 2001 3A Volleyball State Championship. “I knew from the very beginning that that team was going to be special. That was actually my first year at Kings Mountain, and once I met them for the first time, I could tell by their attitudes and their work ethic that they had the potential to be great,� said Coach Grayson. She felt that the team’s talent from top to bottom set them apart from others she had coached in the past. Another vital trait that shined in each player was their drive. “They had phenomenal work ethic from day one. When I decided to leave Crest and come to Kings Mountain and actually got to talk to the girls and ask them about a summer workout schedule, I knew how hard they wanted to work,� said Grayson. A three hour per day, three days per week summer regimen that consisted of pool workouts, intense running, and other demanding exercises helped get the girls into the condition that brought home the title. “It really was some tough stuff. We weren’t just floating around that pool; it was

The 2001 KMHS volleyball team that won the state 3A championship will be inducted into the KM Sports Hall of Fame on May 11. Front row, left to right, Jackie Jarvis, Ashton Teague, Molly Hamrick, Lauren Horne, Courtney Osteen, L’Tisha Bell, Jordan Crisp. Second row, manager Michelle Odums, Pam Parker, Ashley McDaniel, Carrie Brinkley, Danielle Gill, manager Keeyona Shipp. Back row, Coach Suzanne Grayson, Ashley Leigh, Lindsay Hamrick, Shonda Cole, Kristin Hardin, Baria Adams, assistant coach Tina Welch. a real challenge. We ran on the football fields, and that wasn’t a joke either,� said Grayson .An interesting thing about these workout routines and the success that accompanied the team is the fact that there wasn’t a volleyball involved. Many people would probably expect a team that won a state title and dominated a lot of their games to strictly practice sending that ball back and forth over the net, day in and day out. This team however, spent as much time conditioning their minds and bodies to be in the best shape possible. The bicycle kicks in the pool and the wind sprints on the football field translated into success and win, after win, after win. As successful as the team was, the road to glory was no cake walk. Playing in the Southwestern Foothills Conference, which included Kings Mountain, Crest, Fred T. Foard, Hickory, Burns, St. Stephens, and R.S. Central, posed a significant challenge in itself. Many of the teams had strong volleyball programs, and the conference could only send two teams to the state playoffs. “We played a lot of tough teams that year.

We had to in order to reach our potential. When you have a good team, getting them into tough matchups that challenge them on a regular basis keeps them focused and pushes them to continue to work hard,� said Grayson. Battletested by that rigorous non-conference schedule, Kings Mountain fared well in conference play, falling only three times with each of those losses coming at the hands of the Fred T. Foard Tigers. Many coaches agree that as much can be learned from a loss as what can be learned from a win. While she would prefer to win, Coach Grayson agreed that in some cases a loss is good for a team. She reiterated her point that “it re-focuses the team� and “keeps them hungry.� One thing that distinguished this team for Coach Grayson was having a true lefthanded hitter. Never in her coaching career had she had this asset. Left-hander Lindsay Hamrick helped make the team as strong on the left side as it was on the right, an invaluable advantage. Another vital piece to the Mountaineers’ puzzle was Setter and state tournament MVP,

Carrie Brinkley. “She really pushed herself and took everything about her game so seriously. She was extremely motivated and very critical of herself. She wanted to be the very best at what she did,� said Grayson of Brinkley. In volleyball, the setter is the quarterback so to speak. Typically, everything runs through the setter. Another pivotal role in their title run was played by offensive powerhouse Shonda Cole. Now competing at the professional level, Shonda was the team’s regular season MVP and led their offense. As dominant as she was, Coach Grayson insisted that there wasn’t really any one player that carried or led the team. “Each player on that and any team is as responsible for the team’s successes and failures as the other. I always made an effort as a coach to make each player feel the same and feel like they played just as important of a role as anyone else,� said Grayson. Coach Grayson’s philosophies and ideals of coaching helped her guide the team into the playoffs. Along the road to the title game, the Mountaineers encountered conference foe and the only team in the year to defeat them so far: Fred T. Foard. Rising to the challenge, the Mountaineers took down the Tigers of Fred T. Foard and advanced. “We felt like that was the state title game. We felt like it was pretty evident that the winner of that game would be the team to win it all,� said Grayson. After continuing to win, they met East Chapel Hill in the State Championship game, where they won in three sets. On winning the title, Coach Grayson had this to say: “Even though we won it in three straight sets, we didn’t let it sink in until after. As a coach, you don’t want your players to feel like they can relax or ease up. It isn’t over ‘til it’s over. That was definitely the proudest moment of the season. It was great to see the girls get to accomplish a goal they had set early in the year.� For future teams, Coach Grayson’s words of advice are as follows: “Whatever you’re going to do, give it everything you’ve got and do it the absolute best that you can.�

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Kings Mountain High senior baseball players Wil Sellers, Malik Osborne, Andrew Moore and William Ruffalo (pictured with their parents) were recognized prior to Friday’s final home game at Lancaster Field.

KM shut out by North Gaston 7-0 The playoff picture still wasn’t clear as Kings Mountain’s Mountaineers entered the final week of the Big South 3A Conference season. Heading into last night’s game at Crest the Mountaineers (5-5 in the BSC and 10-9 overall) held a onegame lead over Forestview in the race for fourth place and the final BSC playoff berth. Forestview had a date with Hunter Huss last night. A Forestview win and a KM loss to Crest would throw fourth place in a tie and set up a winner-take-all season finale between the Mountaineers and Jaguars Friday night at Forestview. A victory for the Mountaineers at Crest and a Forestview win over Huss would leave the Mountaineers with a onegame lead. In that case, should the Jaguars beat the Mountaineers to force a tie the two teams would have a special playoff game to see who advances to the state playoffs. Kings Mountain needed a win over North Gaston in its final home game Friday night but fell 7-0 as the Wildcats sewed up third place. The teams were scoreless until the third inning when North Gaston struck for five

runs against KM ace right hander Wil Sellers. A hit batsman and walk with one out got the Wildcats going. Garrett Lowery produced a run-scoring double to break the deadlock. AJ Cook followed that with a two-run single to center, pitcher Jared Wallace doubled home a run,

and Drew Green produced an RBI single to right. North Gaston scored its final two runs in the sixth on an infield hit, Lowery’s double and Cook’s single. Wallace went the route for the Wildcats. Kings Mountain threatened in the first inning after Sellers and

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Alex Reynolds got back-toback singles with one out. See Baseball, 2B

Kings Mountain didn’t win the championship but the Mountaineers were the only team in the Big South 3A to qualify four players for this week’s Western Regional Tournament. Isaiah Cole, Dylan Ervin, Gibson Conner and Alex Lovelace will represent the Mountaineers at the next level. “I’m so proud of these kids,� said KM Coach Rick Henderson. “Gibson Conner had to fight his way back after winning in the fist

round and then losing in the quarter-finals, all in the same day (Wednesday). So on Thursday Gibson would need to overcome some mental toughness as well as physical ability to take on some stiffer competition. He overcame both the mental and physical aspects by losing only seven games in a total of two matches. These two matches exemplified how much confidence he is gaining in his tennis game.� Conner defeated Zeke See Tennis, 2B

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Kings Mountain softball seniors were recognized prior to FridayĘźs game with North Gaston. Left to right are Amber Goins, Ashlee Harris, Reagan Childers, Emily Bell and Hannah Wyte.

KM ladies beat Wave, Wildcats Kings Mountain High’s girls softball team posted two important Big South victories last week to strengthen their hold on third place and a berth in the upcoming state playoffs. The Lady Mountaineers defeated Ashbrook 6-0 last Tuesday night in Gastonia and blanked North Gaston 70 Friday at Lancaster Field #3. Sandwiched in between those two conference games was a non-league game with Lincolnton, which KM won 10-1. Senior southpaw Reagan Childers allowed only five hits and struck out 20

batters in the two conference wins. She hurled a two-hitter and fanned 10 against Ashbrook, and had a three-hitter with 10 K’s in the victory over the Lady Wildcats. At Ashbrook, Leah Herndon went 3for-4 and Emily Hester hit a double and two-run home run. Childers and Mikeala Bell each went 2-for-3 with a RBI. Miranda Ellis, Emily Bell, Hailey Wheaton and Mikeala Bell had two hits each in Friday’s win over North Gaston. Ellis had three RBIs, Molly Short was 1-for-3 with two RBIs, and Emily

Bell had an RBI. The victory improved KM’s record to 8-2 in the BSC and 12-5 overall. Wednesday at Lincolnton, Hester slammed two home runs and drove in five to lead the KM plate attack. Herndon was 3-for-5 and Childers 2-for-3 with one RBI. Mikeala Bell got the win on the mound. She worked five innings, gave up only four hits and struck out three. The Lady Mountaineers were scheduled to play at Crest last night and will face Forestview on the road Friday. The state playoffs begin on May 10.

KMMS Patriots playing for title The Kings Mountain Middle School baseball team was playing at East Lincoln yesterday for the Tri-County Conference championship. The Patriots, 9-4 overall, advanced to the championship game last week with a 7-2 victory over Crest. Madisyn Bolin pitched a complete game four-hitter for the win. He walked four and struck out nine and gave up only one earned run. Kings Mountain’s Bryan Lysek led off the game with a home run. Bryson Bailey reached base on an error. After a walk to John Bell, Bolin laced a tworun single, stole second and went to

■SPORTS Braves 7-8’s win first game The Braves 7-8 year olds won their opening season game at the YCCA last Tuesday, 9-6. Ethan Guy went 3-for-3 and Hunter Ellis was 2-for-3 with a two-run double. Jeff Ellis was 2-for-3, including a crucial two-out hit when the Angels were within two runs of tying the game. The final out was recorded on a fly ball that Drew Hollifield secured in his glove at the pitcher’s mound.

Braves edge Cardinals 4-3 The Braves 11-12 year olds edged the Cardinals 4-3 Tuesday night at the YMCA. Jordan Goins pitched the first 4 1/3 innings to get the win. He allowed three runs on thee hits and struck out eight. Joe Ruffalo pitched the last 1 2/3 innings striking out three and allowing no runs and no hits.

third on a passed ball. Hunter Cash walked with two outs and the Patriots pulled a double steal, with Bolin scoring from third for a 4-0 lead. Crest responded with one run in the bottom of the first off hits by Melton and Canipe, and scored another run in the second on an error, walk and sacrifice. Kings Mountain went up 5-2 in the fifth when the Crest centerfielder misplayed a fly ball by Palmer Davis, who ended up on third. Bailey drove him home with a sacrifice fly. The Patriots added two more runs in

the seventh on back to back home runs by Bailey and Davis. Bell led the KM plate attack with 2for-3. Lysek was 2-for-4 and Davis, Bailey, Bolin and Hunter Champion added a hit apiece. Yesterday’s game at East Lincoln was the third championship game the Patriot athletic program has appeared in this school year. The football team won the league championship in the fall over Shelby, and the girls basketball team fell in the championship game to Shelby in January.

BRIEFS Silas Price’s two-out, two-run double in the fourth gave the Braves a 4-0 lead. Gions, Ruffalo and Jonathan Williams also hit hits for the Braves. Jake Woods pitched a great game for the Cardinals, going five innings. He allowed only four hits and struck out 11. Haddon Pruett, Seth Kennedy and Frederick Lowe had hits for the Cardinals.

Rangers edge Braves 2-1 On Friday night the Rangers’ 11-12 year old team edged the Braves 2-1 in extra innings. Frank Stump went all seven innings for the Rangers. He struck out 19 and allowed only three hits. He also led the offense with two hits and drove in the first run of the game. Scottie Richards got the game winning hit in the bottom of the seventh, a two-out bases-loaded single. Silas Price pitched the first three innings for the


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Braves, allowing one run, one hit and fanning seven. Joe Ruffalo pitched the final four innings, allowing two hits while striking out eight. John Harmon Melton led the Braves with two hits, including a solo home run in the fourth inning. Price also had a single.

Two KMHS golfers Regional qualifiers Kings Mountain tied for third in the final Big South 3A Conference golf match Monday at River Bend. Forestview won with a 289 score, followed by South Point 303, KM, Crest and North Gaston at 342, and Ashbrook at 358. Forestview won the conference championship with a season's total of 1,981 strokes, followed by South Point 2,121, Crest 2,320, KM 2,363, North Gaston 2,396, and Ashbrook 2,434. Forestview, South Point and Crest qualified for next week's Western Regional as teams. Kings Mountain's Miles Robinson and Matt Shepard qualified as individuals. Shepherd shot an 81 and Robinson 82 in Monday's match.

Youth basketball camp at KM High The Kings Mountain High School boys basketball program will have a youth basketball camp June 17-20

from 8 a.m.-12 noon. The camp is for rising third graders through rising eighth graders. The cost is $50. For more information visit sathletics

Pro wrestling May 10 at Armory EWA and NMCW presents Starrwars 2013 Friday, May 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Kings Mountain National Guard Armory. The pro wrestling card will raise money for Kings Mountain High basketball player Isaiah Cole's summer trip to play all-star basketball in Australia. Tickets are only $10 and includes six big matches as well as an autograph session by "Mr. No. 1) George South, who will be signing copies of "Dad You Don't Work You Wrestle." South and Shane "Starrider" Austin will battle Assassins 1 and 2 in the main event. There will be a special challenge match between Masked Ranger and The Mad Russian. Other EWA stars on hand will include Ringlord Speedy, Jake Manning and George South Jr. For more information call 704-577-5503. NOTE TO COACHES Email game results to or sports.

KM girls track defends BSC championship Kings Mountain’s girls successful defended their championship in the Big South 3A Conference championship Tuesday and Wednesday at Forestview High in Gastonia. MORTON The Lady MounTAYLOR taineers have been Long jump - Betunbeaten in the regular seazaira Saenz second, Sarah son the past two seasons Scism third, Brittany Poeng under coach Haley Spearsixth. man. Triple jump - Gwen HopSophomore Cassie Morper third, Brittany Poeng ton of the Lady Mounfourth, Sarah Scism fifth. taineers won three events 100m hurdles - Chelsea and was named most outGeorge third, Erica Carpenstanding track athlete. ter fifth. Justice Taylor of the 4x200 relay - Second. Mountaineers won the triple 1600m run - Mackenzie jump and was named outSmith third. standing field athlete. 4x100m relay - Second. The KM ladies posted 400m dash - Adrienne 154.5 points to defeat South Green third, Sarah Bradshaw Point with 101.5. Ashbrook sixth. and Forestview tied for third 300m hurdles - Erica Carwith 86 points, followed by penter sixth. Hunter Huss 54, Crest 43 800m run - Mariah and North Gaston 18. Roberts third. Ashbrook won the boys 3200m run - Mackenzie championship with 175 Smith second. pints, followed by 4x400 relay - Third. Forestview 150, KM 65.5, South Point 47.5, Crest 45, Others placing for the North Gaston 39 and Huss KM boys were: 30. Pole vault - Joshua BoMorton won the 1600 heler second, Aaron Smith meter run in 5:48, the 800third. meter run in 2:37.2 and the Discus - Cody Griffith 3200 meter run in 12:49. fourth. Taylor won the triple Shot - Cody Griffith jump with a leap of third, Graham Keeter fifth. 40’11.5�. High jump - Justice TayOther first place winners lor third. for the KM ladies were 4x800m relay - Sixth. Emily Harris in the discus 4x200m relay - Second. (88’1�) ,Shakiyah Stephens 4x100m relay - Fourth. in the shot put (29’9�), and 400m dash - Keenah Mackenzie Smith, Mariah Dimetros fifth. Roberts, Radhika Patel and 300m hurdles - Vincent Morton in the 4x800 meter James second. relay (11:31). 800m run - Logan McGill Others placing for the fifth. KM girls were: 4x400m relay - Third. Discus - Mekeijah Pettis fifth. Kings Mountain will Shot put - Sharda Whitecompete in the Western NC side second. Regional Saturday at WestHigh jump - Brittany ern Carolina University. Poeng fifth.

TENNIS: qualifies four for Western Regional From Page 1B Emory of Crest in the first round 10-5 before falling to Nelli of Ashbrook in the second round. He bounced back to defeat Griffin of Hunter Huss 6-2, 6-0 in the consolation semifinals and then beat Rector of Ashbrook 6-3, 6-2 in the consolation finals. Lovelace lost in the semi-finals and will join Conner as KM's singles competitors in the Regionals. He won his first round match over Luke Powell of Crest 10-2 and his second round match over Kaleb

BASEBALL: team still has shot at state 3A playoffs From Page 1B But two fly-outs ended the threat. The Wildcats pulled double plays to get out of potential jams in the third, fourth and fifth innings. Wallace struck out six batters and gave up one hit each to Sellers, Reynolds, Will Wilson, Logan Stevens and Malik Osborne. Sellers went 6 2/3 innings. He gave up 12 hits and fanned nine. The loss broke a three-

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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.

The Hospice Store - Located at 323 E. Marion Street beside Dollar General near Uptown Shelby! Jewelry & Purses, Housewares, Glasses & Dishes, Linens, Furniture, Antiques, Collectibles, Crystal & China, Small Appliances, Books, Artwork, Electronics, Lamps, Musical Instruments, Rugs, Toys & Games, Patio Furniture, Tools, Exercise Equipment, and more. Please call Angela Jones at 980-295-8578 if you have items to donate or for volunteer opportunities. Store Hours: Thursday - Saturday 10:00am - 6:00pm 323 E. Marion Street • Shelby, NC 28150

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 Esther Plonk at: 704739-1917. 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.

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.

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,

Museum 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

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 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.

All events, unless other wise listed will be at the Mauney Memorial Library, 100 South Piedmont Avenue, Kings Mountain.

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.

Sat., May 11, noon - Teen Book Club, Community Room.

FREE COMPUTER CLASSES – 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 Computers. 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! Mon., May 6–7 p.m. A program on the life and work of L. Frank Baum, author of the Oz books, Community Room.

Tues., May 14, 4 p.m. - Images of America: Kings Mountain. Last Chance Book signing! Come say farewell and thank you to Stephanie Walsh as she heads to new adventures! Carolina Room. Sat. May 18 11:30 a.m. - Investment Program. Roger Reynolds will discuss investing options, Community Room.

Patrick Senior Center S.H.O.P items for the month of May are either 2 lb. bags of flour or 2 lb. bags of sugar. 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. Wednesday, May 1, the Patrick Senior Center Expo and Health Fair will be held from 9 a.m. – 12 noon.

Mon., May 20, 7p.m. - A look at Lincoln as a war president, Community Room. 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.


Your guide to area events

Cleveland Community College The 5th Annual Arts and Letters Event will be held at Cleveland Community College on Thursday, May 2, from 11 am - 1 pm in the Pennington-McIntyre Gallery. This year’s event features works by Mary Salstrom and Katharine Butler. The event is free and open to the public. For more information on the 2013 Arts and Letters Event contact Sally Jacobs at:

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, Ed2go Online Classes - Over 450 on-line courses are available at For information, call 704.922.6251 or email:

YMCA Events YMCA PRINCESS DATE NIGHT - Fathers, uncles and grandfathers...escort your daughter, niece or granddaughter to Princess Date Night! You and your special date(s) will enjoy a very magical and memorable evening together. A disc jockey will be spinning some songs for your dancing enjoyment. Dinner will be served and a photographer will be on hand to capture the moment. Come dressed in semi-formal attire: dresses for the girls and suit/tie are recommended for the gentlemen. We can’t wait to see you there! Ages: Open to any and all ages Cost: $25 per couple, $10 each additional child. When: Saturday, May 18th, 6-8 pm. Where: Patrick Senior Center in Kings Mountain Registration: Registration forms are available at any Cleveland County Family YMCA branch. Get registered today! 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. June Bug Jam 5K To Benefit Girls on the Run of Cleveland County Date: Saturday, June 1st 5K start time at 8:30am Kid’s Fun Run start time at 9:30am Cost: Y Members early registration until May 18th: 5K and Phantom Runner $20

Kid’s Fun Run $10. Non Y Members early registration until May 18th: 5K and Phantom Runner $25 Kid’s Fun Run $10. Y Members late registration: 5K and Phantom Runner $25; Kid’s Fun Run $12. Non Y Members late registration: 5K and Phantom Runner $30; Kid’s Fun Run $12. Package Pick Up times: Dover Foundation YMCA Friday, May 31st 9 am – 7 pm and Saturday, June 1st 7 am – 8 am. Location: The race will start and end at the Dover Foundation YMCA. Attention Dog Owners: the first 3 dog finishers get a free bag of dog food!

Special Events WESTOVER BAPTIST CHURCH WMU will sponsor a yard sale Saturday, May 4, 2013 from 7 a.m. – 12 noon. The yard sale will be at 1804 Shelby Rd., Kings Mountain. There are a lot of items. Cancel if rain. This year will be Bessemer City’s 25th Down Home Festival on Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11, and the festival will be bigger than ever. Friday night (6pm - 10pm) is Family Fun Night and will feature “The Legacy Band” at the Street Dance on Pennsylvania Ave., as well as rides and amusements. A variety of food vendors sell concessions, including pizza, BBQ, hotdogs, and more. Saturday (12noon - 10pm) offers an opportunity to visit many vendors, with items for sale including jewelry, food, crafts, and more. Entertainment on multiple stages includes a variety of musical groups as well as local dance teams and other acts. Delicious burgers, hot dogs, BBQ, cotton candy, funnel cakes, roasted corn, turkey legs, snow cones and ice cream are just some of the festival fare offered by our food vendors. A wide range of crafts can be found, as well as painting, bake sales, and more. Amusements rides abound. This year the rides will include a Ferris wheel. Saturday night the main stage will feature “The Embers” for the Street Dance and the Bessemer City Merchants Association will have a beer & wine garden area near the main stage. The evening ends with a dazzling fireworks display. Other Down Home Festival events usually include a 5K race/walk, Cornhole tournament, tours of the Bessemer City History & Arts Museum, a Student Art Show and the popular Miss Down Home Festival Pageant. All pageant contestants receive a tiara and winners become members of the Miss Gastonia Queen’s Court. The Miss Gastonia Scholarship Association sponsors the pageant with proceeds benefiting the Miss Gastonia scholarship fund. Family entertainer Rick Hubbard “Kazoobie” will perform at the festival on Saturday and at Bessemer City Primary School on Friday. VOLUNTEERS OF KM HOSPITAL will sponsor a $5 Jewelry and Accessory Sale on Tuesday, May 14 from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Wednesday, May 15 from 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. You are invited to the “Shepherd’s Table” for a free meal every Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 220 North Watterson St., Kings Mountain, NC 28086, Sponsored by the Mission Dept.

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■ YMCA SPORTS 7-8 Baseball Braves 9 Angels 6 Drew Hollifield – 2-2 2 runs Dalton Ledbetter – 22 1 run Pirates 14 Braves 6 Marty Lovingood 5-5 4 runs Ethan Carroll - 2-4 2 runs Blue Jays 12 Angels 4 Trace Phillips 3-3 1 run Austin Silvers 2-3 2 runs 9-10 Baseball Yankees 6 Angels 5 Steven Spaes 2-2 2 runs Isaiah Lowe 2-2 2 HRs

Almost 100 runners from several states competed in the annual Kings Mountain Marathon Saturday at Kings Mountain State Park.Top photo shows runners starting their 26.2 mile jog at Lake Crawford. Right photo is three generations of the Whitener family that participated in the half-marathon. Right is Olin Whitener and left is his son, Jason. In the middle is Jason’s son, Scott. Olin, of Dublin, VA is former pastor of Dixon Presbyterian Church in Kings Mountain and Shiloh Presbyterian in Grover. Jason, of Atlanta, is the pastor of Dunwoody Presbyterian Church near Atlanta.

Braves 4 Dodgers 3 Devin Pressley 2-2 1 HR Braves 9 Chapel Grove 0 Charlie Melton 2-2 runs


Yankees 5 Braves 3 Aiden Wilson 1-2 1 HR Kohen Johnson 1-2 1 Run

Photos by Gary Stewart

The Lady Mountaineers 12u softball team competed in its first travel tournament over the weekend and finished second at Rocky River in Concord. Kneeling, left to right, are Abbie Harris, Savanna Briggs, Layla Harris, Cassie Melton. Standing, Morgan Stancil, Haley Smith, Kameron Marr, Makena Deaton, Jenna Ramsey, Josie Lowery, Avery Francis, Catie Payne. Coaches are Tommy Payne and Monty Deaton. Braves 4 Cardinals 3 Jordan Goins 2-2 2 runs Holden Turner 2-2 1 run Rangers 2 Braves 1 David Bell 2-3 1 run John Harmon Melton 2-2 1 run

Angels 12 Dodgers 6 Caleb Broome 1-1 3 runs Peyton Fisher 1-2

Cardinals 9 Yankees 2 Jerdon Pressley 1-2 1 HR Landon King 1-1 1 run

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Yankees 11 Chapel Grove 0 DJ Bagwell 2-2 2 runs

Kings Mountain 14 Cherryville 10 Jose Lowery 2-2 2 Runs Kameron Marr 2-2 2

runs Kings Mountain 8 Chapel Grove 7 Abbi Harris 2 runs Savanna Briggs 2 runs 9-10 Softball Kings Mountain 3 West Lincoln 6 Madilyn Hampton 2-3 7-8 Softball Kings Mountain 6 Chapel Grove 3 Alayna Patrick 2-2 2 Runs Andrea Melton - 1-2 1 run

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and CHEST of Drawers for sale. Call (704) 4193419. (tfn) WALKING TREADMILL for Sale $65.00. Call: 704739-5064. (5/01) 21 in. Cut LAWNMOWER for Sale -75.00. Call: 704739-5064. (5/01) Pets

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2 Black & White. Call: 704-3008244. (5/01) Yard Sales - Deadlinefor yard sale ads is 12pm Friday!

BACKYARD SALE at 318 Brice Street in KM. Sat., May 4th. 7 am – Until. Beauty Shop equipment, Fan,

Heater, Kid’s clothes, Toys,, beanbags, homemade cradle, and everything and Men’s, Women’s, Kid’s and Baby’s clothes’ Pack & play, swing, stroller, bouncy seat, car seat, pots and pans, tupperware, home décor and lots of houseware. 4 FAMILY YARD

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YARD SALE – Range Road and Greyfield Community. Sat., May 4th. 8 am – Until. Household items, Tools, Antiques, Clothes and etc. Too much to list. Come and see for yourself. Rain Date: May 11th. KM YARD SALE at Love’s Fishbox. Sat., May 4th. 7 am – Until. Boy’s

clothes – 12 mths, sizes 4 &5. toys, Jr’s & w o m e n ’ s clothes and other miscellaneous items. Rain date: May 11th. HUGE CHERRYVILLE YARD SALE! 1606 E. Church St. (Nationwide Insurance parking lot), Hwy. 150 E. Saturday, May 4th.

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SALE – 1417 Bethlehem Rd in KM. Sat., May 4th. 8 am – Until. Men’s, Women’s, Kid’s and Baby’s clothes. Pack & play, swing, stroller, bouncy seat, car seat, pots and pans, tupperware, home décor and lots of house ware. Everything ban the bathroom sink. KM COUMMITY

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■ SOCCER GCCSA Rec spring scores Week 5 U8 American Restoration 8, Cross Country Vet 2 Goals: American Restoration – Eli Henson 3, Logan Canipe 4, Logan Granniss 1 Goals: Cross Country Vet – Chastity Ledford 2 U8 Cross Country Vet II 7, Computer Connections 1 Goals: Cross Country Vet II – Landon Proctor 2, Damien Enderby 4, Mason Guffey 1 Goals: Computer Connections – Julia Fair


Hannah Wyte selected Scholar Athlete of Month Hannah Wyte, a senior at Kings Mountain High School, is the McDonald’s/ WOHS/ What’s Up Shopper Scholar Athlete of the month. Hannah is a member of the KMHS softball team. She has earned a 4.03 grade point average while taking advanced placement and Huskins classes. President of the Beta Club, she is a member of the National Honor Society, President of the Student Participation Organization, Vice-President of the French Club, and member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Students Against Drunk Driving. After graduation Hannah plans to attend either Wake Forest University or East Carolina University. Her ca-


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reer plans are to be an orthopedic physician’s assistant. Hannah is the daughter of Mark and Johana Wyte of Kings Mountain. She is a member of Patterson Grove Baptist Church where she is active in the youth group and helps with young children. Hannah volunteers at Operation Christmas Child, soup kitchen and Special Olympics. The Scholar Athlete Award is sponsored by the McDonald’s restaurants in Kings Mountain and Shelby, WOHS Radio and What’s Up Shopper to recognize a student athlete not only for accomplishments in athletics but also for achievements in the classroom and for overall school and community citizenship.




Cleveland County Fair 2 Goals: Hoke Enterprises – Nickolas Williams 4, Samantha Ross 1, Janiyah Turner 2 Goals: Cleveland County Fair – Joshua Roberts 1, Mary Hogue 1 U10 Drain Cleaners of Shelby , K D Marketing Goals: Drain Cleaners of Shelby – Jacob Long 2, Charlie Ruiz 2 Goals: K D Marketing – Lane Allen U10 Walker Farms II 7, NorthPoint Custom Builders 3 Goals: NorthPoint Custom Builders – Nick Lari 2, Halle Putnam 1 Goals: Walker Farms II – Hannah Dover 3, Hannah Byrd 4 U10

Walker Farms I, 0 Reed Mockaitis 2 Goals: Walker Farms I Goals: Reed Mockaitis Katelyn Hogg and Gavin Hodges

U14 Carter Chevrolet 2, Innovative Pool 0 Goals: Carter Chevrolet – Luke Tuttle 2

U12 Monroe Tires 2, Baldor 1 Goals: Monroe Tires – Deigo Smith 1, Kino Smith 1 Goals: Baldor – Aidan Cowan 1

U14 Hoshi Express 3, Shelby Bone and Joint 1 Goals: Hoshi Express – Thomas Rikard 1, Jason Wray 2 Goals: Shelby Bone and Joint – Erik Petursson 1

U12 Morris Scrap Metal 0, Southeastern Products Inc. 5 Goals: Southeastern Products Inc. - Gracie Patrick 2, Molly Pruit 1, Drew Gamble 1, Austin Roderick 1

U18 K i t c h e n Ventilation 6, UC 1 Goals: Kitchen Ventilation - Adam Kiser 1, Devin Hullender 1, Noah Coleman 1, Cameron Hord 3 Goals: UC – Chip Benton 1

U12 Robertson Control 3, Pitch Equipment 1 Goals: Robertson Control – Manuel Gettys 1, Miles

Good Effort Kings Mountain second baseman Logan Stevens has to leave the bag to try to come up with a wide throw as a North Gaston runner steals second base in Friday’s Big South 3A game at Lancaster Field. North Gaston won 7-0.

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Making a Difference KMHS senior Brittany Lysek to sponsor animal adoption clinic by BETH BROCK Brittany Lysek wants to make a difference in the lives of homeless pets. As her Senior Project, the Kings Mountain High senior is sponsoring an animal adoption clinic at the Kings Mountain National Guard Armory on Saturday, May 11, from 10 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2 p.m. Partnering with Tricounty Animal Shelter in Stanley, Brittany will be bringing in at least 10 dogs and possibly some cats for adoption.

Each pet has been spayed or neutered and is up to date on all vaccinations. The price of the pets will vary. The price for the adoptions ranges from $75 - $130 according to the age, size, and background of the pets. The cost is to help cover the spaying or neutering and all vaccinations. There will be varying sizes and breeds of dogs and possibly cats. Brittany loves pets and has always been interested in working with them. She is volunteering at Pet Smart,

working up to her 15-hour volunteer status. The pets for the adoption clinic have been cared for by Pet Smart. Brittany loves success stories. One such story was a dog that had been brought in, its flesh literally growing around its collar. After surgery, the dog survived and is now happy in its new home. Along with the adoption clinic, Brittany is also sponsoring a food drive â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a pet food drive. She invites area residents to come out on Saturday,

May 11 with either canned or dry pet food which goes to help feed the animals at the shelter, and be ready to adopt one of these adorable pets. Brittany is the daughter of Angie and Mike Lysek and the granddaughter of Joyce and Tommy Wyte of Kings Mountain. For more information about the adoption process, call the Tri-county Animal Shelter at 704-263-2444. Brittany Lysek and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Addie.â&#x20AC;? Photo by BETH BROCK

Healthy Kids Day celebrated at Kings Mountain YMCA Kings Mountain locations as the Family YMCA celeschool year winds brated Healthy Kids down to promote Day on Saturday, a healthful habits at free public event enhome over the sumcouraging kids to get mer months. moving and learning The idea is to and families to live make sure more more healthfully. children get the recThe event â&#x20AC;&#x201D; ommended amounts which was open to of physical activity, everyone in the comintellectual stimulamunity and attracted tion and healthful several hundred kids Danica Smith, left, and her dad Rodney enjoy- foods each day. â&#x20AC;&#x201D;ran from 10 a.m. to ing the YMCAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Healthy Kids Day activities on According noon at the Davidson Saturday. to most Soccer Complex off Sims obesity and more kids excel recent YMCA Family Health Street and featured various in school,â&#x20AC;? said Kevin Os- S n a p s h o t , attractions, including ex- borne, Senior Executive Di- which surveys parents on hibits and representatives rector of the Kings Mountain their childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s activity levfrom Mauney Memorial Li- Family YMCA. els during the school brary, Proffitt Family Farms, â&#x20AC;&#x153;YMCA Healthy Kids year, only 19 percent of chilReno Chiropractic, Mikeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day will get kids moving dren get 60 minutes of physMartial Arts Program, KM and learning while also help- ical activity, only 17 percent Fire Department, a bouncy ing families get a jump on read books for fun and only house and YMCA pro- creating a healthier summer, 12 percent eat at least eight grams. and ultimately a healthier fu- fruits and vegetables daily. â&#x20AC;&#x153;At the Y, we know par- ture.â&#x20AC;? About 200 people particents struggle to keep their As the YMCAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s national ipated in the Yâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Healthy kids physically and intellec- initiative to improve the Kids Day activities, for more tually active every day. We health and well-being of information on YMCA prowant to help ensure fewer families, Healthy Kids Day grams call the YMCA at kids are at risk of childhood is celebrated at 1,900 YMCA 704-739-9631.

Golf tourney benefits KM Life Enrichment Deer Brook Golf Club will sponsor a 4-man Captainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Choice golf tournament Wednesday, June 5, for benefit of the Life Enrichment Center of Kings Mountain. Shotgun start is at 9 a.m. and lunch will be provided

after the tournament. Mulligans are available and raffle prizes will be presented. Cost is $75 per individual and $100 hole sponsorships. For more information contact Billy Marino at 704867-1283.

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â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Friends Foreverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; was one of the Burns family tables at Saturday nights parade of tables at the Patrick Senior Center. KM Fire Chief Frank Burns, standing, admires some of the photographs.

Parade of Tables raises funds to aid cancer fight God still heals, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hope. The speaker was Roxanne Baucomb, whose 14-year-old son was diagnosed with an aggressive type of cancer in 2010. The young man played ball in school, was never sick, and started hurting in his neck and abdomen. He is in remission, his mother said Saturday night at the Parade of Tables sponsored by teams in Kings Mountain Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society. Among the dozen or more tables were

five tables sponsored by members of KM Fire Chief Frank Burnsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family. Burns is cochair with Timmy White of the 2013 campaign to raise $100,000 to fight cancer through research. The Silver Foxes, a team from the Patrick Center, announced they had reached a $2,000 goal and were working for more funds. A fun auction attracted a number of bidders who went home with numerous prizes donated by local businesses and individuals.


Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a boy for Schronces James and Chien Kuo Schronce of Fort Mill, SC announce the arrival of their first child, a son, Alexander Kai Schronce. The baby was born April 6, 2013 and weighed nine pounds, four ounces. He was 21 ½ inches long. Kings Mountain grandparents are Ed and Patsy Schronce.


OAK GROVE DYNASTY TEAM â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Pictured are four of the members of Oak Groveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team in Relay for Life Friday at the Senior Center. From left, Roy Putnam, Lucy Northcutt, Kassie Horn and Autumn Reese.

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