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Hot decisions boiling up to Primary Tuesday EMILY WEAVER Editor

Voters will head to the polls May 8th to elect their favorites in party races for a variety of county, state and Congressional seats. Polls open at 6:30 a.m. and close at 7:30 p.m. A hot race has developed for seats on the Cleveland County Board of Commissioners and a hot-button issue of whether or not to change the state's constitution regarding marriage has already brought several voters to the polls. On May 8th, polls will be open at Bethlehem Baptist Church's Life Enrichment Center, 1017 Bethlehem Rd.; Grover Town Hall, 207 Mulberry Rd., Grover; Kings Mountain Family YMCA (back entrance) for those residing in the KM North district, 211 N.

Cleveland Ave.; Mauney Memorial Library for those residing in the KM South voting district, 100 S. Piedmont Ave.; Oak Grove Baptist Church's Fellowship Hall, 1022 Oak Grove Rd.; and, Waco Community Building, 200 S. Main St., Waco. One stop voting at the Cleveland County Board of Elections, 215 Patton Dr., Shelby, continues through Saturday (8-1 p.m.; Wednesday-Friday, 8-6 p.m.). Locally, a hot race has developed for three seats on the Cleveland County Board of Commissioners. Incumbents Ronnie Hawkins and Johnny Hutchins, both Republicans, will face Jeff Gregory and Susan K. Allen in the Primary, where only the top three vote getters will remain in the race. See VOTERS, 7A

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Man struck, killed by train ‘Say it ain’t so, Newt’

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KM Police investigate scene along tracks.

Christopher Lynn Wright, 45, of 701 Church Street was struck and killed Monday morning by a Norfolk Southern train as police say he was walking along the tracks near Battleground Avenue and King Street. Shortly before 6:47 a.m. railroad officials aboard the train, traveling northbound, spotted a man walking northbound along the tracks and attempted to alert him numerous times, according to Kings Mountain Police. "However, the individual failed to get clear from the train which resulted in his death," according to Det. Cpl. J.T. McDougal. Anyone with further information about the incident is asked to call Kings Mountain Police at 704-734-0444.

New townhouses get the green light from council The 800 block of East King Street will soon be home to Cambridge Oaks Apartments, 56 townhouses on 7.7 acres - an estimated $2 million project. Kings Mountain City Council gave the green light last Tuesday night to Greenway Residential Development Company of Charlotte and rezoned the property of Kiser Enterprises. The parcel is familiarly known as "Kiser's field" owned by Kiser Enterprises of Bellevue, Washington. John Kiser, formerly of Kings Mountain, asked for the rezoning from General Business to Conditional Use. Kings Mountain lawyer Tim Moore, who represented the developers, said the apart-

ments should be ready for occupancy by March 2013. He said the property was sold for nearly $300,000. Greenway officials at the public hearing conducted by city council were developer Brad Parker, engineer David Odum, and designer John Wood of Cline Design and Associates. Moore said the apartments will be similar to Kings Manor, Cleveland Ridge and Kings Row apartments in Kings Mountain but will have a townhouse style with a common breezeway and will be constructed in groups of eight.

KM runners finish 1st in Gateway

EMILY WEAVER / HERALD

Kings Mountain’s Kate Crowell nears the finish line in Saturday’s Gateway 10K. She finished first overall. Read the full story, 7A.

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Grant could bring more jobs to city Five or more jobs could be coming if a building reuse and restoration grant is approved for a manufacturing operation at 606 Charles Street. Kings Mountain City Council last Tuesday authorized Mayor Rick Murphrey to submit a grant application for $35,000 to the North Carolina Rural Center. The grant amount requested is based on eligible building upfit items and is contingent on creation of jobs, according to Steve Killian, the city’s director of Planning and Economic Development. The property is owned by Ruppe & Woody Associates Inc. The total tax value of the building and land is $237,694.

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Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich speaks to a crowd at 238 Cherokee Street Tavern, while NC GOP Vice Chair Wayne King, left, and restaurant owner Robert Bolin, right, look on.

Supporters urge Newt not to drop out, Newt rallies them to defeat Obama EMILY WEAVER Editor

Although not out-right retracting his bid for the presidency Wednesday at a stop in Kings Mountain, Republican candidate Newt Gingrich did say that he believed Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will be named the party's nominee. The remark, which garnered a "say it ain't so, Newt" reaction from supporters in the crowd at 238 Cherokee Street Tavern, came amid the speaker's 16-minute call to action for America. "This may be the most important election in our lifetime because I think a reelected (President Barack) Obama would be a disaster," Gingrich said. After the event, Margaret Pearson and her son, Isaac, agreed: anybody but Obama. "I want you, not Romney," one woman said from the crowd. "If he gets the nomination, how do we make sure that your ideals and your philosophies get heard and implemented?" "I think you can count on me remaining noisy," Gingrich told the crowd. "I really want to make this clear to every conserva-

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OBITUARIES

Lillian Lugo KINGS MOUNTAIN Lillian Lugo, 81, resident of Kings Mountain, died April 27, 2012 at Kings Mountain Hospital. She w a s born in Puerto Rico to the late R a y mond Pagan and Secundina Pagan. She was also preceded in death by a brother. Mrs. Lugo was a member of the Family Worship Center, Church of God, a seamstress specializing in wedding gowns and a homemaker. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who will be greatly missed. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Rafael Lugo of Kings Mountain; sons, Eli Lugo and wife Mitzi of Cleveland, TN, Ben Lugo and wife Tracy of Richmond, VA, Naldo Lugo of Hayesville, NC; 2 brothers, 3 sisters, 7 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren. The funeral service was conducted by the Rev. Roger Woodard at 11 a.m. Monday, April 30, 2012 at Family Worship Center, Church of God. Interment followed at Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain. The family received visitors the night before the service at Harris Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Family Worship Center, Church of God, PO Box 462, Kings Mountain, NC 28086. A guest register is available online at www.HarrisFunerals.com Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain, handled all arrangements.

Harris Funeral Home Johnny Maney GASTONIA - Johnny Maney, 35, of 621 Pinhook Loop, Gastonia, died Saturday, April 28, 2012 at Gaston Memorial Hospital in Gastonia. The funeral service will be conducted Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 1 p.m. at Freewill Church of Jesus Christ, interment following in Hillcrest Cemetery in Mount Holly. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 2, 2012 from 4-9 p.m. at the church. Rosalie Sprouse KINGS MOUNTAIN Rosalie Pandora Jade Sprouse, infant daughter of Wanda Sisk and Denny

Sisk-Butler Funeral Home We offer complete economy funeral packages and we honor existing pre-need funeral plans. 704-629-2255 www.siskbutler.com

Sprouse of Kings Mountain, died April 29, 2012 a Cleveland Regional Medical Center in Shelby. The graveside service will be conducted Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Mountain Rest Cemetery, interment following in Mountain Rest Cemetery. Linnie Williams SHELBY - Linnie Ozell Holland Williams, 76, formerly of W. Elm St., died Wednesday, April 26, 2012 at Hospice at Wendover. The funeral service was conducted Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Westwood Heights Baptist Church, interment following in Cleveland Memorial Park.

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Area Boy Scouts honored for attaining Eagle status Eagle Scouts John Bridges (top right), Paul Pillado (bottom right), members of Boy Scout Troop 93 of Central United Methodist Church, and Ross Clark (bottom left) a member of Boy Scout Troop 92 of First Baptist Church, are congratulated and presented a city resolution by Mayor Rick Murphrey for attaining the coveted rank of Eagle. Bridges’ service project was clearing the creek area and building a foot bridge across the creek for students at Grover Elementary School. Clark made improvements to the grounds and exterior walls of the Kings Mountain Fire Museum, and Pillado’s service project was building a stairway from the Kindergarten to the playground and bus lot at Grover Elementary School. photos by ELLIS NOELL

Aron Yarbrough KINGS MOUNTAIN Matthew Aron Yarbrough, 29, a resident of 622 Oak Grove Road, Kings Mountain, died April 28, 2012 at his home. He was born in Gaston County. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Benny and Louise Finkenstadt Yarbrough. Aron was a member of Patterson Grove Baptist Church, Kings Mountain. He is survived by his parents, Benny Dwain and Linda Chambers Yarbrough of Kings Mountain; brother, Drew Yarbrough of Kings Mountain; maternal grandparents, Gene and Thelma Sellers of Kings Mountain; and a number of aunts and uncles. A memorial service was conducted by the Revs. Tim Hendrick, Mike Chambers and Eric Sellers at 3 p.m. Monday, April 30, 2012 at Patterson Grove Baptist Church. The family received friends prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to Patterson Grove Baptist Church, 301 Oak Grove Road, Kings Mountain, North Carolina 28086 or to Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Road, Shelby, NC 28150. A guest register is available online at www.HarrisFunerals.com Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain, was in charge of arrangements.

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Driver Safety courses offered Driver Safety Course May 11, ‘Car Fit’ May 25 at Senior Center A driver safety course is scheduled for Friday, May 11, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Patrick Senior Center and offered by AARP. Pre-registration is required. There are no tests and no behind-thewheel activities. Call 704734-0447 to register. “Car Fit,’’ a educational program that offers older adults to check how well their personal vehicles ‘fit’ them, is scheduled for Friday, May 25, from 9 .m.-1 p.m. cosponsored by the American Society on Aging, AARP, American Occupational Therapy and AAA. Call 704734-0447 to register.

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ARRESTS APRIL 23: A 17-year-old male was charged with assault, $2500 bond, secured. APRIL 25: Anthony Jarrell Sanchez, 22, 302 Ebenezer Rd., larceny, $2500 bond, secured. APRIL 25: Alonzo Dean Robinson, 19, 302 Ebenezer Rd., two counts larceny, one felony count possession stolen vehicle, and one county felony conspiracy, $17,500 bond, secured. APRIL 26: A 16-year-old male was charged with simple affray, $2500 bond, unsecured. APRIL 26: Jonas Edward Bell, 18, 501 W. Gold St., simple affray, $2500 bond, unsecured. APRIL 26: Jamarious Rashad Phifer, 23, Charlotte, larceny, $1,000 bond, secured. APRIL 26: Richard Alex Burton, 20, Charlotte, larceny, $1,000 bond, secured. APRIL 27: Rusty Lee Mathis, 22, 23 Bennett Dr., assault inflicting serious injury, secured bond. APRIL 27: Da’Quan Lamar Hutchens, 18, 109 George Lewis Rd., second degree trespassing, $2500 bond, secured. APRIL 27: Brandon Edward Morris, 26, 314 Brice St., communicating threats. APRIL 29: Lisa Ann McDonald, 46, 405 Hill St., fugitive-first degree burglary, felony, fugitive obtaining property false pretense, a felony, no bond. APRIL 29: Richard Keith Poe, 44, Gastonia, possession schedule II, felony, resist police officer, assault with deadly weapon, $22,000 bond, secured. Additional charge assault on female, wanted from South Carolina for first degree burglary, breaking and entering motor vehicle, conspiracy,

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obtain money by false pretense. APRIL 29: Larry Donnell Miller Jr., 27, Shelby, speeding and driving while license revoked, $500 bond, secured. APRIL 30: Reginald Eugene Turner, 34, 400 W. Parker St., felony possession of cocaine, driving while impaired, driving while license revoked, $15,000 bond, secured. CITATIONS APRIL 23: Marquise Cunningham, 18, 204 Autumn Woods Dr., speeding. APRIL 24: Shada Johnson, 19, Mount Holly, speeding. APRIL 24: Lindsay Nicole Whitaker, 26, 103 Patterson Rd., speeding, failure to carry driver’s license. APRIL 24: Francisco Vazquez, 22, Shelby, speeding. APRIL 24: Eric Barnes II, 18, 600 Meadowbrook Rd., speeding. APRIL 24: Brittany Childers, 22, 4841 Anthony Rd., speeding, failure to carry driver’s license. APRIL 24: Richard Eugene Griffin, 54, Bessemer City, expired tag. APRIL 25: Jonathan Eric Payne, 31, 208 N. Dilling St., possession of stolen property and possession of marijuana. APRIL 25: Phourakot Lou Inthavahn, 39, 49 Chesterfield Court, seat belt violation. APRIL 26: Lillie Annette Cooper, 18, 324 Battleground Ave., failing to secure helmet while riding on a Moped. APRIL 26: A 16-year-old female was cited for failure to secure helmet while riding on a Moped. APRIL 27: Kenneth Lamar Womic, 22, 317 Brice St.,speeding, failure to notify DMV of change of address. APRIL 28: Whitney C. Staton, 21, 220 Harbor Spring Lane, revoked license. APRIL 28: Michael Dean McCugan, 42, 113 High Ridge Court, open container in passenger area of motor vehicle. APRIL 28: James Scott Payne, 36, Lincolnton, failure to carry driver’s license. APRIL 28: Klarice Brown Thomas, 55, 119 Castle Rock Rd., no inspection, expired tag, failure to notify DMV of address change. APRIL 28: Michele Padgett Toms, 40, Shelby, speeding. APRIL 28: Jeffrey Todd Parrish II, 20, Kingstown, speeding. APRIL 28: Myron Cot-

trell Webber, 21, Shelby, speeding. APRIL 29: Amy Ledbetter Green, 44, Casar, speeding. APRIL 29: Larry Donell Miller, 27, Shelby, revoked license, failure to burn headlights, no insurance, failure to wear safety helmet while operating motorcycle. APRIL 29: A 16-year-old male was cited for speeding. APRIL 29: Joseph Holder, 37, Charlotte, speeding. INCIDENTS APRIL 13: King’s Food Store, 320 Waco Rd., reported a customer presented a fraudulent check to obtain money. APRIL 23: A resident of Majesty Place reported theft of 2012 Ice Bear Trike scooter, white and black, valued at $2022.91. APRIL 23: A resident of City Lake Road reported a break-in and theft of video game system, three color TV sets, jewelry, and a computer valued at over $2100. APRIL 24: Food Lion, 1320 Shelby Rd., reported shoplifting of seven steaks. APRIL 24: A resident of Edel Street reported that someone took four checks and cashed them. APRIL 25: A resident of Harmon Court reported that a vehicle windshield was broken out by someone throwing an unknown object. APRIL 25: Coca-Cola, Charlotte, reported damage to a vending machine at 110 E. King Street. APRIL 25: Food Lion 2654, 610 E. King St., reported shoplifting of meat. APRIL 26: LNS Turbo, Inc., 203 Turbo Drive, reported theft of scrap metal from a bin behind the business. APRIL 26: A resident of Oliver Street reported theft of generic medicine from a car. APRIL 26: A resident of Charles Street reported that his automobile was broken into and $7 in currency removed. APRIL 27: A resident of Charlotte reported theft of tools from his vehicle parked in the parking area of a York road business. APRIL 27: A resident of Chesterfield Court reported that his car was scratched by an unknown object. APRIL 28: A resident of Christy Lane reported a lost or stolen wallet. APRIL 30: Food Lion 230, 1320 Shelby Rd.,reported theft of a $200 shopping cart containing two cartons of beer.

WRECKS APRIL 20: Officer M. J. Howard cited Angela Michelle Thomas, 210 N. Dilling St., with driving with suspended license after she backed her vehicle from a parking space at Silver Express on E. King Street and hit a 2000 Nissan operated by Brittany Childers, 4841 Anthony Road. Property damages were estimated at $1500. APRIL 21: Officer J. L. Dee said that a 1994 Chevrolet operated by Aaliyah Degree, 326 Bridges Circle, bumped a vehicle operated by Kanisha Crocker, 200 Spruce St. Apt. 9C, in the parking lot of Bojangles on Cleveland Avenue. Both vehicles were leaving the drive-through window. APRIL 21: Officer J. L. Dee reported that William Martin Sims II of Hickory Grove, SC was operating a motorcycle on Holiday Inn Drive, overcorrected in a curve and both he and a passenger fell off the cycle. No injuries were reported. Property damage was estimated at $2,000. APRIL 22: Officer M. J. Howard said that Kings Mountain Rescue Squad transported both drivers and passengers in the 1994 Ford operated by Mario Toms of Gastonia to the hospital after a two-vehicle crash at US 74 Business and S. Roxford Road. Toms was driving East on the US 74 Business in the left lane, he told police, when a 2002 Ford operated by Dana Rakes of Shelby attempted to cross in front of him. Property damages were estimated at $4500. APRIL 22: Officer B. M. Black said that Cleveland County EMS transported Brenda Seawright, 108 Dover Ave., to Cleveland Regional Medical Center after she lost control of the 2005 GMC she was driving on Waco Road, overcorrected and hit a slight embankment and a tree. Property damages were estimated at $8,000. APRIL 24: Cpl. K Putnam said that a 1999 Chevrolet operated by Lacey Cordell, 236 East End Dr., struck a 1997 Ford operated by Saul Antonio Ruiz, 1242 Phifer Road, on West King Street. Property damages were estimated at $2,000. APRIL 28: Officer Lee Whittington said that a hit and run driver struck a parked 1997 Ford in the parking lot at 1320 Shelby Road doing minor damage. The parked car is owned by Donald Thomas Smith, 122 Yarbro Road.


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Limited livestock okayed for ETJ by city council City Council approved a "limited livestock operation for up to two horses, stabling and a horse pasture area" in the Pinebrook Colony Subdivision outside the city but in the city's ETJ (extra territorial jurisdiction) last Tuesday after a public hearing. The request for rezoning from Residential 10 to Conditional Use R-20 by William Jerry Hamby Jr. and George A. Ruppe, 114 and 120 Heatherton Lane, was approved unanimously. No one spoke in opposition during the public hearing. Planning Director Steve Killian said the site plan shows an existing house, which would remain, and a proposed barn and fencing for a pasture. Killian said the area surrounding the property is a mix of agricultural and residential. In other actions, council: +recognized city employees Sgt. Lisa Proctor, 20 years of service with the Kings Mountain Police Department; Paul Swink, Mountain Rest Cemetery grounds maintenance with five years service; and Richard Pressley, five years service with the street de-

partment. +set Wednesday, May 16, at 5:30 p.m. for a budget work session to be held at the H. Lawrence Patrick Senior Center, 909 E. King St. +approved a concealed weapons class for the public for Saturday, May 19, and Monday, May 28, at the Kings Mountain Firing Range. +authorized Eaton Corporation to hold two nonprofit bass masters tournaments at Moss Lake on Saturday, July 21, from 4 a.m.-10 a.m. and Saturday, Oct. 27, from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. +adopted the City of Kings Mountain Fair Housing plan. +adopted proclamations declaring April 2012 as Child Abuse Prevention Month, May 2012 as Older Americans Month and recognized the staff of the H. Lawrence Patrick Senior Center, May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and May 13-19 as Police Week and recognizing Kings Mountain Police Department, and May 3, 2012 as Day of Prayer in Kings Mountain with a service at noon in the city hall plaza.

City approves ad hoc committee Kings Mountain City Council Tuesday approved an ad hoc finance committee as the city moves ahead with plans for a major overhaul of the city's water system. Mayor Rick Murphrey appointed the seven-member committee to serve with him, including City Manager Marilyn Sellers, Water Supt. Dennis Wells, Finance Director Beverly Moschler, and city councilmen Tommy Hawkins, Keith Miller and mayor pro tem Rodney Gordon. The committee is charged with working not only on financial details of the estimated $30M project but in overseeing progress of

plans for expansion of the water treatment plant, upgrades of the Moss Lake dam spillway, the replacing of water lines, and the biggie - the new water line from Moss Lake into town expected to be shovel-ready by Fall 2013. City Council at its budget meeting May 16 at 5:30 p.m. is expected to appropriate money for more design and engineering costs for the new water line. "There are so many aspects to this project," said the mayor. He added the major emphasis for this committee is to move the water project forward," said the mayor.

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Mayor Rick Murphrey read a children's story to kindergartners at West Elementary Monday morning. The reading was followed by a Q&A session, during which some of the little ones asked the mayor how he came to be mayor and if he knew the president. "Have you ever met the president?" one asked. "Did you ever meet George Washington?" asked another. "I'm not that old," the mayor laughed. "How old are you?" asked another.

Grover board tackles budget issues GROVER - Water and sewer rates, trash pickup and costs of burial lots could go up next year for 375 customers of the city. "We're looking at slight increases," Mayor J.D. Ledford told the Grover Town Board at a lengthy Monday night budget workshop. Ledford and Town Clerk Tricia Willis distributed copies of line-items and expenditures from last year's

budget for board members to pencil in recommendations for the next work session. Council members Roy Dyer, Bill Willis and Jackie Bennett were present. Board members Cindy O'Brien and Brent White were absent. Ledford also asked for input from the board on spending requests in the areas of parks and recreation, police and maintenance. He said that the police department is asking for funding

for a second full time officer. Hand tools, a riding mower, liming and fertilizing of the baseball field and cemetery beautification were among budgetary suggestions of several employees present at the meeting. The mayor acknowledged that there is much more work to do before adoption of the 2012-2013 budget by June 30.

Sisk fights cancer with laughter "God gave me laughter in my life, hope and encouragement,'' said Kim Sisk, Cherryville wife and mother in an address at Thursday night's Survivor dinner sponsored by Harris Funeral Home. The Oak Grove Baptist Church Relay for Life team decorated tables with purple centerpieces and were in

charge of arrangements for the event. Sisk, who was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin Lymphoma five years ago, takes her message of hope to various groups in the area, using her beautiful soprano voice to enhance her program. "I could have screamed and had a pity party,'' said Sisk. Instead, she looked to

"funny things" to get her through extensive tests and treatments. Her "top 10" list, she said, included "no bad

hair days, no haircuts, no need for a diet since See SISK, 6A

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Kim Sisk, right, is congratulated by Mary Lee at the Relay for Life Survivor's Dinner Thursday night at First Baptist Church.

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CHURCH BRIEFS

El-Bethel United Methodist Church on ElBethel Road will hold an auction Saturday, May 5, for benefit of its 200th Anniversary Celebration set for June 3.Auction items can be viewed at 8 a.m. and the sale will start promptly at 9 a.m. Breakfast and lunch will be available. The public is invited. Bynum Chapel AME Zion Church's Pastor's Committee will sponsor a food sale fundraiser May 4 and May 5 at the church activity build-

ing on Cansler Street from 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. each day. Fried chicken, fried fish, hot dog plates or sandwiches will be available. Plates are $7 and sandwiches $3.50. Two side items are included with the meal, choice of potato salad, macaroni and cheese, baked beans, collard greens, slaw. Orders of five or more plates will be delivered by calling 704-7300027 or Andrew (Bubba) Brown at 704-772-5129. Pastor Sylvia Perry invites the public.

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The children of Dixon Presbyterian Church presented the musical "Down by the Creek Bank" Sunday night. Pictured are, front row, left to right, Laney Cogdell, Mary Bearfield and Nicole Poston. Second row Isabell Walton, Savannah Poston and Nicholas Stewart. Third row, Mandy Breakfield, Abby Cogdell, Alyssa Newton and Kylie Bearfield. Back row, Mollie Breakfield, Tonnie Bearfield, Lori Stewart, Lynn Poston and Mary Jo Stewart.

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Church Service Directory 704-739-9371

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

New Way Missionary Baptist Church 105 Waco Road 704-724-0414 Oak Grove Baptist Church 1022 Oak Grove Road 704-739-4833

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

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

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

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Pathway Baptist Church 3100 Parkdale Circle 704-734-0852

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

Kings Mountain Baptist Church

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

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

GASTONIA Bethesda United Methodist Church 3714 S. New Hope Rd

Peoples Baptist Church 1010 Groves Street 704-739-0398

Sunrise Baptist Church 208 Mail Road 704-692-3007

Proclaiming the Word Ministries 7011 Cleveland Avenue

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

Grace Community Advent Christian Church 206 West 3rd Avenue 704-739-9230

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

The Favor Center Church 602 Slater Street

Resurrection Lutheran Church 600 Crescent Circle 704-739-5580

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

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

Royal Praise Ministries 2055 Shelby Rd.

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

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

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

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

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

Second Baptist Church 120 Linwood Road 704-739-4216

Westover Baptist Church 114 Westover Drive

New Life Family Worship Center 428 Oak Grove Road

Shady Grove Baptist Church 339 Shady Grove Road 704-739-8920

GROVER Bethany Baptist Church 423 Cleveland Avenue 704-937-3010 Carolina Praise and Worship Center 201 N. Main Street 704-937-7541 First Apostolic Church of Blacksburg 205 E. Cherokee St. Blacksburg, SC704-937-7390864-8391873 WACO New Testament Missionary Baptist Church 2103 Capernium Rd.

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May 2, 2012

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Local pastor, missionary named Chief of African tribe

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Dr. Robert Eng baptizes the Chief of the secret society in Ututu Village. Now serving Jesus, the chief was slain in the spirit two hours after baptism. Dr. Robert Eng III, pastor of New Life Family Worship Center, 428 Oak Grove Road, had a vision for his church "to preach the Gospel to the uttermost parts of the earth" six years ago and the church family did just that. Partnering with Dr. Moses Nueman of World Care Ministry International, the church built a 15,000 square foot Bible College and student dormitories in the AkasiUtutu Kingdom of Africa. During his most recent mission trip in March the school was dedicated and 16 African chiefs, as well as government officials, were present, some of them traveling 300 miles for the ceremonies. A big surprise for the Kings Mountain pastor was the bestowing by his friends (chiefs and kings) of the chieftancy title of EnyiDimma of Ogigelhechiowa, which means "Friendship is good" in lbo. "This was a precious gift to honor Dr. Eng as a chief of their people as royalty,'' said Neuman, adding, "not just a brother in Christ, but literally adopted into their kingdom as family. Said Neuman, "This new name that was given to this pastor lines up perfectly to what God spoke to him 23 years ear-

lier, 'Make a friend, be a friend, then tell them about Jesus." Added Neuman of the honor, "This is worth much more than any precious jewels which could have been given to Dr. Eng. "Dr. Eng and I are totally sold out to Jesus Christ and are reaching the lost and are making disciples of those who have given their lives to the Lord,'' said Neuman. The new Bible School is 300 miles from the nearest city in Nigeria. There is neither electricity or running water in the village except for a small creek. The blocks for the Bible college and the eight foot high walls of the 20-acre compound were all made by hand and dried there on the property. No modern equipment was used in the completion of this work with

"Make a friend, be a friend, then tell them about Jesus."

Chief Enyi Dimma presents Dr. Robert Eng, left, a "Friendship is Good" award and honors Eng as His Royal Highness Chinyere N. Okereke,"King Nana."

Hundreds of people are being saved and hundreds of miracles are happening as child-like faith moves the heart of God, says Dr. Robert Eng as he places his hand on the head of member of his congregation in Africa.

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temperatures reaching as high as 100 degrees with 100% humidity. Eng said that many miracles have taken place in Africa since the team of Neuman and Eng began their work. He related, "For example, a baby girl died three days before we arrived in Ututu. The father dug the grave, but the mother knew evangelists were coming and she would not let him bury her baby. The village women were outraged, but the mother had faith that God could bring life back into her child. When the pastors arrived, she brought the baby to them. They prayed over her and life came back into her tiny body. She is now two years old and healthy. In another instance, the chief of Ututu Kingdom was in a secret society and practiced voodoo and witchcraft. He had seen this baby brought back to life, so he went on a crusade where these evangelists preached. There,he gave his life to Jesus. Later, he asked to be baptized because of his faith in God and the baby's miracle. Because the chief gave his heart to Jesus, he was persecuted. But since his conversion, hundreds of others have also ben saved, including kings,'' said Eng.

4200 and walk-ins welcome. "Pints for Patriots" will include a donation from CBCC for the months of May,June and July to support military members and their families for their service and dedication. Tickets on sale now for prayer breakfast Tickets are on sale now for the 17th annual YMCA Community Prayer Breakfast set to start at 6:45 a.m. Friday, May 4, at the Dover Foundation YMCA, 411 Cherryville Rd., Shelby. The serving line will be open from 6:45-7:15 a.m.

Special music will be provided by local bluegrass stars Darin and Brooke Aldridge. A program featuring guest speaker Robert Whitlow is set to start at 7:15 and conclude at 8:15 a.m. The cost is $13 per person or $100 per table of up to 8 guests. Tickets must be presented. Tickets can be purchased at the Kings Mountain Family YMCA, Dover Foundation YMCA, and Ruby C. Hunt YMCA. For more information, call 704-669-3636 or 704-7399631.

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OPINION

May 2, 2012

Sidewalk Survey What are your thoughts about the marriage amendment? By KYRA TURNER

Ashley Martin, Kings Mountain - “I don’t believe in judging others if I see two men or two women dating but it’s totally different to be married under God. Our nation was brought up on the Bible.”

Charles Wallace, Pastor at David Baptist Church, Kings Mountain - “It is good that people are able to vote for their beliefs and feelings on the matter. That is what makes America great.”

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Linda Newsome, Kings Mountain - “I believe marriage should be between one man and one woman as God intended it. Theres no way around that. I just hate that it has to come down to voting on it.”

Robert Craig, Youth Pastor at David Baptist Church, Kings Mountain - “I am glad to have an opportunity to vote on beliefs and to be able to support marriage by God’s definition.”

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Do you remember the old Cora Mill in Kings Mountain? Can you identify these employees? The seventh lady on row two is Kimmie Wood, mother-in-law of Mary Kiser Wood of Bessemer City who, shares this photograph with readers. Call The Herald, 704-739-7496, if you can identify any of the people in this photograph.

■ LETTER TO THE Vote, Vote, Vote Whether you are Democrat, Republican or Independent you should know that we never see a party win a true majority of the population. Why, because so few vote. Since 1960 the percentage of voters in presidential elections was only 50% to 63% of the voting age population. Non-presidential elections have even lower turnouts. When anyone speaks of the silent majority they are not far off track. Nearly half of our people never vote so it’s easy to see how we are not helping ourselves. If you’re not registered to vote you should do so now. If you are registered you should vote and thank God that you have that privilege. Assuming we could get 100% of the voting age population registered and voting it would be interesting to see if the elections were still so close. With most elections being won by only a few points it looks as though

EDITOR our country is thoroughly divided. I’m not so certain that’s true but let’s suppose it is. If we are almost 50-50 in what we think best in our country, wouldn’t it be great to separate our nation (temporarily) into two sections as a test to determine who’s right? Split everything down the middle including the government’s three branches. Split the income, split the debt. Have two Presidents. Do it by blue states and red states. Have the separation be limited to 10 years. At the end of the 10 years the results of the best way to govern would be clear and we could adopt the better governing process for the once again “United States”. I know this a fictional dream but should it be? I’m by no means promoting civil unrest, quite the contrary. We already have civil unrest. In the end, radical thinking may be the only way to solve our differences and remold our nation. Beauford Burton Kings Mountain, NC

SISK: fights cancer with laughter FROM Page 3A chemotherapy took care of overeating, etc, revealing how she decided to cut her own hair after she started losing her blonde locks to chemotherapy. My little son just laughed and laughed when I cut my hair mohawk style,'' she said, drawing laughter from the 50 or more people in the audience, including her husband Luke Scism and two of their three children present for the event attended by 50-60 people at First Baptist Church. Presenting special music were Kamie Champion and Amy Northcutt and Tina Gaddis, Stephanie Dover and Krista Smith, all of the Oak Grove Relay for Life Team, assisted with details of the party. Michael Philbeck was master of ceremonies. Relay for Life CoChair Frank Burns and Tammy Wyatt welcomed the group. Rev. Travis Northcutt, pastor of Oak Grove

Joshua Gibson, Kings Mountain - “I believe that in today’s society, family dynamics have changed. We shouldn’t condemn anyone for their marital preferences.”

Baptist Church, gave the opening prayer and food blessing. The meal was catered by Linwood Restaurant.

Four survivors received gifts and they included Virginia Moss Gibson, celebrated her 35th year as a cancer survivor.

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Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a mixing bowl, blend cream cheese and cheddar cheese soup until there are no lumps. Fold in the shrimp. Arrange the asparagus in a 9x13 inch casserole dish. They should be arranged so that the head to tail end of the asparagus are alternated. Pour the cheese and shrimp mixture over the asparagus. Use a spatula to spread the soup around evenly. Be careful not to tear asparagus. Make sure there is at least 1/2 an inch of space between the top of the ingredients and the top of casserole dish because the casserole will boil while cooking. Bake covered in a preheated 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) oven for 35 minutes. After 35 minutes, uncover and crush fried onions on top of casserole and cook for the remaining 10 minutes uncovered.

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Free stock seminar May 12 Roger Reynolds, retired stock broker, will conduct a free Kings Mountain seminar, “Trading for a Living” at Mauney Memorial Library May 12 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Reynolds has 28 years experience in the business and has spent the last 47 years

studying numbers. The seminar is free and open to the public. Another seminar will be held at the library in Shelby May 5 from 9-10:30 a.m. This is the third year Reynolds has held a seminar at the Mauney Memorial Library.

Miss Down Home Pageant to be held May 12 The Miss Down Home Festival Pageant will be held Saturday, May 12 at 12 noon on the Pennsylvania Ave. stage in downtown Bessemer City. The festival is sponsored by the City of Bessemer City. The deadline to enter is May 7. All girls receive a tiara and qualify to enter the Little Miss Gastonia Pageant.

Proceeds will be used to provide scholarships to the young women who will participate in this year's Miss Gastonia Scholarship Pageant, which is scheduled for July 22 at Gaston College. For more information or to receive an application, call (704) 827-7277 or visit www.missgastoniapageant.c om.

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‘Super Spectacular’ Friday, May 4, 2012 Open House & Info starts at 3:30pm Outdoor Flea Market 10am-3pm Jeff Gordon’s #24 AARP race car on display all day! Hot Dog Supper $5 starting at 5pm Free to Participants & Contributors

Reverse Drawing for Cash & Prizes starts at 6pm Enter for a chance to win the $3,000 Grand Prize!

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May 2, 2012

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KM runners top finishers in Gateway races

Marlee Crowell, 8, crosses the finish line first in the Fun Run. Her mother, Kate (front page), finished first in the 10K. See more photos from the race at kmherald.net

Kings Mountain’s very own Brad McKee (5K) and Kate Crowell (10K) finished first, well ahead of the pack, Saturday in the Gateway 5K and 10K races on the greenway. McKee, 23, separated himself from the swift swarm of more than 75 runners in an early lead. Proving himself to be a true competitor on the track, McKee finished first in this year’s Hunger Games 5K and, for a competition first, he finished the Boston Marathon against mounting odds (heat and dehydration) this year. After having won last year’s Gateway 5K, McKee was determined to hold onto the greenway victory by claiming another trophy. He got it. He crossed the 5K finish line in 19 minutes 37 seconds (19:37), ahead of Shelby’s Gene Summey, who came in second overall (22:16), and Gastonia’s Stephen Lineberry, who finished third (22:30). Fifteen-year-old Devin Ayscue, of Kings Mountain, crossed the finish line fourth (23:36) overall and 1st in his age division. Twelve-year-old Gretchen Boyles, of Kings Mountain, finished first among all women participants in the Gateway 5K, crossing the line in 28:00.4. Bessemer City’s Jennifer Fisher, 27, finished second (28:30.7), followed by 28-year-old Erin Tucker, of Gaffney, SC, who came in third (29:02.5). In the 10K race, which featured a new portion of the Gateway Trails, 34-year-old Crowell finished strong, five minutes ahead of all other runners. Crowell, who is no stranger to the Gateway Trails having competed in the city’s Twin Peaks Enduro challenge and in past Gateway 5Ks, said that the new 10K course was “insane”.

“I loved it,” she said. Clover’s David Cahhiff, 45, came in second (53:10). Kings Mountain’s 15-year-old Will Boyles finished third overall (53:25). Rounding out the top three male runners in the 10K, was 40-year-old Scott Schumann of Charlotte, who finished fourth overall (53:39). Rounding out the top three female runners in the 10k, were Shelby’s Becky Strahler, 55, who finished eighth overall (59:05), and Kings Mountain’s Theresa Houser, 37, who finished 12th overall (1:06:06.6). Eight-year-old Marlee Crowell, daughter of Kate and Jim Crowell, was first to cross the finish line in Saturday’s Fun Run contest, followed by Eli Osborne, son of Kevin and Jennifer Osborne. Each of the 12 fun runners, in all, received medallions after the race. Proceeds from the Gateway 5K, 10K and Fun Run will benefit the preservation and growth of the Gateway Trails, which will one day connect downtown Kings Mountain to three local parks (Crowder’s Mountain State Park, Kings Mountain State Park, and KM National Military Park) in the Carolina Thread Trail. For more results from the 5K, visit http://www.setupevents.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=event_results&id=2858 For more results from the 10K, visit http://www.setupevents.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=event_results&id=2859 For age category results, visit http://www.setupevents.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=event_detail&eventID=2162#overall-results-text

VOTERS: to decide some hot issues in Primary, May 8th FROM Page 1 Interest in a decision, which could change the state's constitution in defining marriage as between one man and one woman, has sparked interest throughout the city. Several signs for and against the "Amendment 1" decision have popped up in yards throughout the region and several letters have appeared in local papers. In a Sidewalk Survey that appears in this week's Herald, Kings Mountain's Joshua Gibson stands up for the minority. "I believe that in today's society, family dynamics have changed. We shouldn't condemn anyone for their marital preferences," he said. Gov. Beverly Perdue has also publicly blasted the amendment, urging voters to vote against it. During a recent stop in Kings Mountain, presidential candidate Newt Gingrich expressed his favor for the amendment. But many have declined to take the Amendment 1 ballot when they cast their early votes at the board of elections, according to Elections Director Debra Blanton. Local Minister Reg Alexander suggests some may be confused by the propaganda around the decision. "I don't like seeing people manipulated by political PR! Like the ad on TV that shows a woman concerned about which kids in her classroom are going to have their insurance cut off due to passing the amendment. That's just bullfeathers!" Alexander said. "There is absolutely nothing in the amendment that has any impact on insurance or changes any elements of domestic partnership that are currently in place. It changes absolutely nothing! The legal definition of what constitutes 'marriage' in the North Carolina legislature has always been only between one man and one woman."

But, why have it? "The political climate in America has been changing with leaders, who should be representing their constituents, actually making laws that do not reflect the majority of the people that they represent," Alexander said. "While this amendment makes no changes in current practice, placing it into the Constitution means that the definition of marriage would no longer be subject to the legislative whimsy of a simple majority of some future NC congressional makeup." Citizens in 31 states have already passed decisions to set the definition of marriage as between one man and one woman. "As a Christian, I choose to please my God with the decisions I make. When faced with a question such as this, I ask, is this matter in keeping with what we know of God's desire for mankind?" Alexander asked. "The support that we have through scripture leaves nothing to question in this issue. In my opinion, those who vote against taking a stand based on God's pleasure are either deliberately choosing to disobey God or legitimately don't care how He feels about it." The decision will rest in the hands of voters May 8th. In N.C. House District 110, incumbent Kelly Hastings will go up against former house member Pearl Burris Floyd in the Republican Primary. The 12 candidates for governor will be narrowed down to two, one Republican and one Democrat in the Primary. The seven candidates (5 Republican and 2 Democrat) running for a shot at lieutenant governor will also be trimmed down to one from each party. In Congressional House District 10, incumbent Rep. Patrick McHenry faces opposition in his party from Ken Fortenberry and Don Peters, one of whom will face off against either Dems.

Patsy Keever, Timothy Murphy or Terry Michelle Bellamy. On the Democratic ticket, incumbent Bonnie E. Reese, of Kings Mountain, will be up against Shelly Wray Roberts for the seat of Cleveland County Register of Deeds. In the race for the U.S. presidency, voters in the Republican Primary will be asked to choose between Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum (although, both Santorum and Gingrich have suspended their campaigns). Voters in the Libertarian Primary will choose between Roger Gary, R.J. Harris, Gary Johnson, Carl Person, Bill Still and Lee Wrights in their pick for U.S. presidential candidate. Voters who are Democrats, Republicans or Libertarians can only vote in their respective party's primary but unaffiliated voters can vote in the primary of their choice or cast a non-partisan ballot. Any resident who will turn 18 before the Nov. 6 General election is able to vote in partisan primary contests. However, 17-year-olds are not eligible to vote for or against the state constitutional amendment.

APARTMENTS: get green light from city council FROM Page 1 Planning Director Steve Killian said the two-story design will also include a one story community center, playground area, mail kiosk, covered picnic pavilion and interconnected pedestrian walkway system, bike racks and sidewalks. He described the apartments as "quality, affordable and well maintained housing for citizens with moderate incomes."

NEWT: rallies supporters to make sure Barack Obama is a one-term president FROM Page 1 pretty confident that we'll have a chance to have a really big impact." King helped organize Gingrich's stops in western North Carolina, setting a special one in his hometown of Kings Mountain, in a county plagued with high unemployment. "Gingrich wanted to come to western North Carolina, which has been hard hit by the economy. I thought of several local businesses for him to visit, but decided on 238 Cherokee Street Tavern," King said. The restaurant's owner Robert Bolin "puts 45 people to work every day in his businesses in and around Cleveland County," King continued. "I wanted to showcase his business because of his commitment to putting people to work every day." Bolin, who said that he felt humbled and honored to have the speaker at his restaurant, added that he was pleased to hear how much Gingrich's staff enjoyed their lunch. The day's specials were plates of chicken alfredo and Southern classics - bowls of shrimp and grits and Brunswick stew. Gingrich ordered a pecan chicken salad wrap, which he ate on the way to his next stops - one, a Gardner-Webb University baseball game, where he threw out the first pitch. But his pitch to supporters throughout all of his local stops was one of party-building. "I think it's very, very important that we understand how important the party is. We lost this state in 2008. I think we're going to win it this year," he said. "But we're going to have to campaign very hard to make sure that, that happens. We need to pick up some Congressional seats here, which I think we can do. I think we can pick up the governorship so there's a lot of reasons to be very active this year. It's a very important year for us. "I'll tell all of you because I do believe in being candid and trying to talk about reality," he continued. "I think Governor Romney had a very good day yesterday. And I think we have to be honest about that and I will tell you that Callista and I have been talking about it. We are committed to helping defeat Barrack Obama, period." The audience applauded. "We're also committed as citizens to taking big solutions to Tampa and arguing that the Republican platform has to be a solidly conservative platform that has solutions big enough to meet the country's requirements," he said. "That's a message we're going to continue to move forward. But we're going to do so in a framework where I think it's pretty clear that Gov. Romney is going to be the nominee just based on the sheer weight of yesterday's evidence. And we need to work in a way where we can find a way to focus on defeating Obama, not focus on fighting ourselves." In the five states that held Primary elections on April 24, Romney finished ahead of the pack with 58% of the votes in Pennsylvania (Ron Paul - 13%, Gingrich - 10%), 63% of the votes in New York (Paul - 15%, Gingrich - 13%), 63% of the votes in Rhode Island (Paul - 24%,

Gingrich 6%), 67% of the votes in Connecticut (Paul - 13%, Gingrich - 10%), and 56% of the votes in Delaware (Gingrich - 27%, Paul 11%). "There are times when the mountain gets bigger than your ability to climb it. And in this case we have had a wonderful campaign; 180,000 people have supported us financially, which is very humbling, frankly," Gingrich said. "But then you also have to look at Gov. Romney, (who) created a big machine and he raised a tremendous amount of money by Republican standards. It's actually a tiny amount of money by Obama standards…When a President is out to raise $1 billion he's telling you that if he can't drown us, he can't win." "I'm sure none of us understand, but I'm sure all of us really appreciate the sacrifices of your family in this long haul that you've been putting in and what you're going to be doing continually," Kings Mountain's Reg Alexander, owner of Regal Ventures Creative Ministries, told Gingrich. "Everywhere the conservative responses have been applied in our past they've worked. Philosophically it works. Logically it works. Why is it that so many people just don't get it?" "There was this guy that used to get drunk on Friday nights and every Saturday morning he thought he had a brain tumor," Gingrich ventured, as the crowd laughed. "It took a long time for his friends to get across to him that there was a direct relationship between a hangover and drinking. Unfortunately, what you have today is a modern elite in our academic world, in our news media, in our bureaucracy and in our judges that believe things that are false." He used the theory of "peak oil" as an example. Despite peak oil theorists, who have claimed the world is running out of oil, Gingrich argued that production is on the uptake. "We have new technology for drilling, which is revolutionizing the production of energy. We went from seven years of natural gas to about a 125-year supply. The same process of drilling has allowed us to go from 150 million barrels of oil in North Dakota to 24 billion barrels of oil in North Dakota," he continued. "So there's tremendous opportunity here for us to develop federal land and for us to develop off-shore and to literally produce so much oil and gas that we become independent of the Middle East." Gingrich said that it would be disastrous to see the continuation of American Presidents "bowing to a Saudi king" for oil and "owing to Chinese bondholders" who've bought up the nation's climbing debt. He outlined plans to tackle both issues. "I think we need an American energy independence plan," he said. "In fact, I'd like for us to become so independent that we could say to the Europeans, the Chinese, the Japanese and the Indians that they have a challenge in the Strait of Hormuz, but we don't." For many years, the U.S. government has committed up to $83 billion annually to secure coastal shipping lanes, including the Strait of Hormuz, through which more than half the

world's supply of oil must travel each day, according to the U.S. Department of Energy and to James Billmaier's "JOLT! The Impending Dominance of the Electric Car…". The Strait of Hormuz, like other chokehold transit lanes, sits in often unstable waters in the Middle East. Developing more oil at home and regaining energy independence, Gingrich said, could bring solutions to other problems. "Some people have estimated (it could create) as many as 6-7 million new jobs so you begin to solve the jobs problem," he said. "If you move people off of unemployment, off of food stamps, off of Medicaid, off of public housing and you put them over here earning a living, paying a check, that's the biggest single step you take towards balancing the federal budget. And I know a little bit about this because I'm the only Speaker of the House in your lifetime to have helped balance the budget for four consecutive years," Gingrich said as the audience applauded. As new domestic drilling opportunities open up, he added that the estimated $16-$18 trillion America could reap in future gas royalties could be redirected into a debt repayment fund. "We would be debt free," he said, pointing to 3-year-old son Noah King and 7-week-old Jackson McKee. "They wouldn't have to pay taxes to pay interest on the debt." "One of the biggest surprises to me in the

last year-and-a-half is it is much harder to move new ideas into the political dialogue than I thought it would be," Gingrich said. "That's one of those things I'm going to continue to focus on and continue to work on. Because I think the problems we have in Washington and in Raleigh and in most other governments are problems of solutions more than of will-power or money." Before lunch Mayor Rick Murphrey presented Gingrich with a key to the city and Mayor Pro-tem Rodney Gordon gave the historian books on local history.

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Voting Tuesday, May 8 – 6:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Kings Mountain citizens go to the polls for the May primary. There are 6 polling places: - Bethlehem Baptist Church, Life Enrichment Center, 1017 Bethlehem Rd. - Grover Town Hall, 207 Mulberry Rd., Grover - KM North at KM YMCA, 211 N. Cleveland Ave. - KM South at Mauney Memorial Library, 100 S. Piedmont Ave. - Oak Grove Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall, 1022 Oak Grove Rd. - Waco Community Building, 200 S. Main St., Waco

Your guide to area events

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

Club Meetings Kings Mountain Rotary Club - Every Thursday, noon, at the Kings Mountain Patrick Senior Center, 909 E. King St. Southern Arts Society – Meets every first Tuesday of the month at the KM Art Center (Old Depot), 301 N. Piedmont Ave. Social time is at 6:30 p.m. and the program is at 7 p.m. Visitors are welcome. Shutter Light Group – (Photography club) meets every third Tuesday of each month at the KM Art Center (Old Depot), 301 N. Piedmont Ave. Social time is at 6:30 p.m. and the program is at 7 p.m. Visitors are welcome. Kings Mountain Woman’s Club – Meets the 4th Monday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Kings Mountain’s Woman’s Club, East Mountain Street. Executive Board for Kings Mountain’s Woman’s Club – Meets the 2nd Monday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Kings Mountain’s Woman’s Club, East Mountain Street. Military Support Group – Meets every fourth Thursday of every month at Central United Methodist Church. In country Vietnam veterans breakfast group – Meets the 2nd Monday of every month, 9 a.m., at Mountain View Restaurant in Kings Mountain. Contact Steve Brown at 704-739-2725 for more information. Shelby Kiwanis Club – meets every first and third Thursday of the month, noon, at the Cleveland Country Club. Open to men and women 18 and older. Contact Martha Bivins at 704-484-0100. 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. American Legion Post 155 – Tuesday, May 8, 2 – 7 p.m. the American Legion Post 155 will have an election of new officers at Post Home off York Rd. Community Trustee Council Meetings for 2012: - Thursday, May 31, 5 p.m. at Kings Mountain Hospital - Thursday, Aug. 2, 5 p.m. at Cleveland Regional Medical Center - Thursday, Oct. 4, 5 p.m. at Kings Mountain Hospital - Thursday, Dec. 20, 5 p.m. at Cleveland Regional Medical Center Cleveland County Republican Party meets – Monday, May 14, 7 p.m. at the County Administration Building, 311 E. Marion St., Shelby. The party hopes to have a member of Civitas Institute present to analyze the outcome of all the Primary races. The meeting will be in the Commissioner’s Chambers. All are welcome.

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Hospice Camp Mostly Smiles – Saturday, May 5, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Hospice Cleveland County Administration Building. 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 704-4874677 ext. 166 if you plan to attend. Reflections – The grief sharing group meetings are Mondays: May 7, 14, 21, and June 4, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Hospice Cleveland County Administration Building. No cost and open to anyone who has lost a loved one. Please RSVP to 704-487-4677 ext. 166 if you plan to attend.

Education KMMS Curriculum Night & Activities Fair – Thursday, May 3, 6 p.m. at KMMS cafeteria, 500 Phifer Road. All incoming seventh graders and parents encouraged to attend.

Senior Center Events All events, unless otherwise listed will be at the Patrick Senior Center, 909 E. King St., Kings Mountain. Third Annual Older American Expo and Health Fair – Wednesday, May 2, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Patrick Senior Center. This year’s theme is ““You’re Never Too Old To Play.” Vendors, Food & Fun…Various Free Health Screening in addition to Blood Panel for a small fee. **(Blood Panel requires a handwritten prescription from your doctor.) For more detailed information, call the Senior Center at 704-734-0447. This event will be sponsored by the Patrick Senior Center and Summit Place Assisted Living of Kings Mountain. Coffee and Conversation with Stuart Watson – Thursday, May 10, noon – 1 p.m. at the Neal Senior Center, 100 T.R. Harris Dr., Shelby. Watson is an Investigative Reporter for WCNC – TV on Advance Care Planning “Death Didn’t Part Parents for Long”. This event is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted and light refreshments will be sponsored by the Sterling House Shelby and Carillon Assisted Living. For more information, please contact Len Byers at 980-487-3855.

Classes All classes are held in the Community Room of the Mauney Memorial Library, 100 South Piedmont Avenue, Kings Mountain, NC 28086. All classes are free. All classes start @ 3:30-5PM May: Thursday 3rd: Internet Tuesday 8th: Computer Thursday 10th: Email Call today to reserve your place. 704739-2371 main desk

Arts Council Events The following are upcoming classes at the

Cleveland County Arts Council, 111 S. Washington Street, Shelby. Contact 704-4842787 to register for classes. Annual “Cleveland County Artist Competition” - Exhibit: May 17 – June 14, Mon. – Fri., 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; Opening Reception & Gallery Crawl: May 17, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. A rich and varied showcase of the talent that lies in Cleveland County is seen in this exhibit. Local artists not only have the opportunity to display their work but also compete for awards totaling $2,050 in this prestigious competition. Cleveland County Arts Council, 704-484-2787, 111 S. Washington Street, Shelby, www.ccartscouncil.org

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

Special Events Ignite 2012 - Friday, May 4 at 5 p.m. until Sunday, May 6 at Noon at Kings Mountain State Park inside York Group Camp, 1277 Park Road, Blacksburg. Weekend admission - $20 per person. Registration due by April 20. Ignite 2012 is a Christ-centered weekend retreat to help youth and young adults grow closer to God. 704-739-3215. The annual Kings Mountain Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast sponsored by the Pastor’s Prayer Circle of Family Worship Center will be held Thursday, May 3, at 8 a.m. at Family Worship Center Youth Center, 1818 Shelby Road. For more information or tickets call Kings Mountain City Hall at 704-739-4520. Noon – Day of Prayer Service at KM City Hall. 6 p.m. – KM Council of Churchwomen May Fellowship Day at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church. Events with Chef Marti Mongiello at The Inn of the Patriots Bed and Breakfast, 301 Cleveland Ave., Grover. - May 5, 2012: Ishmael Titus; Black American Hero of the Battle of Kings Mountain. Meet with the man himself, face to face, in his colonial camp. Ask him about the battles of Camden and the Revolutionary War, how he won his freedom from slavery and watch him shoot his long rifle, throw tomahawks, and more. Relay of Life – Friday, May 11, 6 p.m. at the KM walking track. Survivors walk opens the festivities. 25th Annual Bar H Championship Rodeo and County Festival – May 11 and 12 in Boiling Springs. The festival starts at 6 p.m. and the rodeo is at 8 p.m. Adult tickets are $12 (advance $10), child’s ticket (ages 6 – 12) $6 at the gate (advance $5) Friday is Senior Day with child’s ticket admitting senior citizens. Charity group rates to 10 or more. Call 704-434-2866 or visit website at www.barHevents.com

Southeastern Container Community Blood Drive – Tuesday, May 15 and Thursday, May 17 from 7 – 10 a.m. at the Community Bloodmobile. For appointments, call 704-710-4200. Walk-ins welcome. Free breakfast for all donors. KM City Council budget work session – Wednesday, May 16, 5:30 p.m. at the Patrick Senior Center. Over the Mountain Triathlon – May 19, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Moss Lake and the Gazebo. The event includes 1.5 K swim, 45 K bike and 10 K run. 500 triathletes compete in this qualifier for the Olympics. State Employees Credit Union Bake Sale – Friday, May 25, at 1729 E. Dixon Blvd., Shelby. Proceeds and donations to benefit Hospice Cleveland County. Cleveland County Veterans Council Memorial Day Service – May 27, 2 p.m. at Court Square in Shelby. This event is in recognition of all veterans and POW’s. In the event of rain, the service will be held at Mausoleum Chapel. Memorial Service Day – May 28, 10 a.m. at Veterans Park Mountain Rest Cemetery. This event is sponsored by the city of Kings Mountain. In the event of rain, the service will be held at Kings Mountain City Hall. Girls on the Run – Girls on the Run of Cleveland County, a registered 501©3 nonprofit organization, will host their first celebration. The June Bug Jam 5K event is being held on June 2 at the Dover Foundation YMCA. To learn more about exciting sponsor opportunities, contact lori.paterno@girlsontherun.org. Zumba Fitness class – Every first and third Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m. at East Gold St. Wesleyan Church Family Life Center, 701 East Gold Street, KM. It is $2 per session and the class will be taught by a certified Zumba instructor. Call Renee at 704964-7235 for more information.

Cleveland County Schools Calendar - May 3 at 6:30 p.m.: Senior Scholars Banquet at GWU Porter Arena - May 10 at 6:30 p.m.: Bus Drivers’ Banquet at Shelby Middle Cafeteria - May 22 at 6:30 p.m.: CECHS Graduation in Petty Amphitheater - May 24 at 6 p.m.: Retirees’ Dinner at Aldersgate UM Church - June 6 at 7 p.m.: Shelby High Graduation at GWU Porter Arena - June 7 at 7 p.m.: Burns High Graduation at GWI Porter Arena - June 8 at 7 p.m.: Crest High Graduation at GWU Porter Arena - June 8 at 7 p.m.: Kings Mountain Graduation at KM High

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SUZANNE GRAYSON TO BE INDUCTED INTO KM SPORTS HALL OF FAME, 3B

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Kings Mountain's Ashlee Harris bunts during Tuesday's Big South game with Ashbrook at Lancaster Field #3. AT LEFT, Kings Mountain third baseman Emily Hester made a good play on a hard grounder to the hot corner and gunned down the batter in Tuesday's game with Ashbrook at Lancaster Field.

KM softball rolls over Green Wave 11-1 Kings Mountain used two big innings to defeat Ashbrook 11-1 in five innings in a Big South 3A softball game Tuesday at Lancaster Field #3. The Lady Mountaineers sent 12 batters to the plate in the second inning to grab a 6-0 lead, then closed out the game with a fourrun rally in the bottom of the fifth. Reagan Childers went the distance on the mound, scattering three hits and striking out five despite a sore forefinger on her pitching

Leah Herndon rounds third and comes home on a hit by a teammate in Tuesday's game with Ashbrook.

hand. Ashbrook’s only run came in the fourth inning when Kelsey Carithers got a Childers fast ball into the wind and sent it over the centerfield fence for a home run. Childers, who led the KM plate attack with 3-for-3, doubled to the right-center field fence to get KM’s big second inning rally underway. Emily Bell reached on an error and Caitlyn Braunns’ double to left drove in courtesy runner Sara Scism for a 1-0 lead. Emily Bell later scored on a wild pitch and Mikeala Bell’s single produced the third run. After an error and a single by Molly Short loaded the bases, Emily Hester produced a two-run single to center to run the lead to 5-0. Childers’ second hit of the inning, a single to center, made it 6-0. Kings Mountain went up 7-0 in the third when Ashlee Harris walked and scored when the catcher’s throw to first on Mikeala Bell’s sacrifice bunt went high over the first baseman’s head and into right field. Leah Herndon led off the fifth with a hard slap single that hit Ashbrook pitcher Kristin Cheek on the throwing hand and still had enough speed to go sharply into centerfield. Cheek was replaced on the mound by Madison Edwards, who gave up a single to Molly Short and then walked Hester to load the See SOFTBALL, 4B

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Reagan Childers had three hits to go with her three-hit pitching performance in Tuesday's win over Ashbrook.

Lady Mountaineers Beat R-S Central 8-7 Kings Mountain scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh to edge R-S Central 8-7 in a non-conference softball game at Lancaster Field #3. Shea Cogdell pitched the first five innings, scattering 10 hits and striking out four. Reagan Childers worked the final two innings, giving up three hits and fanning two. Leah Herndon led the KM plate attack with three hits and two runs batted in. Caitlyn Braunns was 2-for-4 with four RBI and Amber Goins was 2for-4 with one RBI. Childers and Molly Short also had two hits each.

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Wil Sellers pitches in relief for Kings Mountain's Mountaineers in Tuesday's loss to Ashbrook.

Losses to Ashbrook, North put playoff hopes in jeopardy Kings Mountain’s Mountaineers hit a major roadblock in their quest for a state 3A playoff berth when they dropped consecutive games to Ashbrook and North Gaston last week. The Mountaineers’ bats have gone silent lately and they now must pull off a miracle finish to make the playoffs. They collected only a bunt single in a 3-0 loss to Ashbrook on Tuesday night at Lan-

caster Field; then fell to North Gaston 2-1 in the bottom of the seventh inning Friday in Dallas. North Gaston was 6-5 and Kings Mountain 4-6 heading into games last night. North Gaston is assured of no less than a tie for fourth palce (the final playoff spot), thus Kings Mountain must win its final two See PLAYOFF, 4B

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Caitlyn Braunns drove in four runs in Kings Mountain's 8-7 win over R-S Central Wednesday.

KM girls win county meet Kings Mountain’s girls dominated the annual Cleveland County Track Meet last Tuesday at Shelby High School. The Lady Mountaineers compiled 124 points to defeat Burns with 65, Crest 42 and Shelby 33. Shelby’s boys were also dominant, taking their title with 120 points to KM’s 68.5. Burns ran third with 35 and Crest last with 31.5. Aneisy Cardo and Cassie Morton led the KM ladies with two victories each. Cardo won the 1600 meters in 6:28 and the pole vault with a vault of 8 feet even. Morton won the 800 meters in 2:55 and the 3200 meters in 14:16. Other first place winners for the Lady Mountaineers were Emily Harris in the dis-

cus (79’3”), Chelsea George in the 100 hurdles (18.22), and Annamarie Fulbright, Radhika Patel, McKenzie Smith and Ashley Chapman in the 4x800 relay (11:23.47). Finishing second were Angelica Brown in the pole vault, Paisley Williams in the high jump, Sara Scism in the long jump and triple jump, Shakiya Stephens in the shot, Tyquassia Mackey in the 100 meters, Erica Carpenter in the 300 meters, Fulbright in the 800 meters, and Patel in the 1600 meters. Third were Betzaira Saenz in the long jump, Brittany Poeng in the triple jump, Carpenter in the 100 hurdles, Alyssa White in the 400 meters, Chapman in the 800 meters, Smith in the 1600 meters and Baylee Stroup See KM GIRLS, 4B


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KMHS women’s track team completes perfect regular season Kings Mountain High’s women’s track team completed a perfect regular season Thursday with a victory over five other teams at KM’s John Gamble Stadium. Coach Hailey Spearman’s Lady Mountaineers finished 23-0 and also won the annual Cleveland County championship meet. They will compete in the Big South 3A Conference championship meet Thursday at Forestview High in Gastonia. The KM ladies won eight events in last week’s meet to compile 198 points. Hunter Huss was a distant second with 114 points, followed by Crest 65, East Gaston 58, North Gaston 47 and Ashbrook 25. Freshman Cassie Morton led the Lady Mountaineers with two first place finishes. She won the 1600 meter run in 5:47 and the 800 meter run in 2:45. Freshman Tyquassia Mackey won the 100 meter dash in 12.88 seconds; Mackenzie Smith won the 3200 meter run in 13:54; Aneisy Cardo

won the pole vault with a jump of nine feet even; and Emily Harris took the discus with a throw of 85’6.5”. Kings Mountain’s Amma Boakye, Sarah Bradshaw, Adrienne Greene and Alyssa White won the 4x400 meter relay in 4:33. Kings Mountain also won the 4x800 relay in 15:33. Finishing second for the Lady Mountaineers were Chelsea George in the 100 meter hurdles, Smith in the 1600 meter run, Baylee Stroup in the 3200 meter run, Paisley Williams in the high jump, Betzaira Saenz in the triple jump, Shakiya Stephens in the shot put and Kristin Dawkins in the discus. Third were the 4x200 meter relay team, Annamarie Fulbright in the 1600 meter run, Erica Carpenter in the 300 meter hurdles, Cardo in the 3200 meter run, and Brittany Poeng in the high jump. Fourth were Alyssa White in the 400 meter run, Fulbright in the 800 meter run, Saenz in the long jump and Sarah Scism in the triple jump.

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Betzaira Saenz competes in triple jump for unbeaten Kings Mountain High women’s track team.

Heath, Clary, Philbeck, White win KMTC Golf Tourney Jesse Heath, Jody Clary, Josh Philbeck and Don White shot a 25-under-par 47 to win Friday’s Kings Mountain Touchdown Club Golf Tournament at Kings Mountain Country Club. The tournament netted $13,645. According to KMTC President David Brinkley, it was the most successful tournament yet with 89 sponsors. Proceeds go toward the KMTC financial campaign which has a goal of $1.3 million for a new field house at KMHS. “We hope that more people will become involved in helping us reach our goal,” Brinkley said. Pledge forms can be printed at kingsmountaintouchdownclub.webs.com or may be picked up at First National Bank in Kings Mountain. There were a number of former athletes that participated, including Kevin Mack of the Cleveland Browns. Brinkley issued a special thank you to volunteers Katherine Hicks, Larry

Hamrick Jr., Marie Brinkley, Mark Dixon, Jeff Dixon, Gregg Dixon, Jake Dixon, Jeff Lineberger, Donnie Mace, Kyle Smith, Grady Howard, Charlie Bridges, Harold Farris, Mike Harris, Charlie Smith, Gary Stewart and KMCC and staff. Winners of the second flight were David Brinkley, David Brinkley Jr., Rick Moore and Russ Putnam. Third place winners were Matt Bailey, Todd Lovelace and Kale Steele. Winners of the fourth flight were Lee Echols, Mason Dixon, David McDaniel and Matt Echols. Winners of the fifth flight were Chris Champion, Justin Champion, Aaron Bacus and Adam Queler. Winners of special awards were Jody Clary, longest drive; Vicki Funderburke Murray, women’s longest drive; Mike Minnix, senior longest drive; and Jeff Cloninger, Toney Wells, Chris Jolly and Mark Latham, closest to the pin on the par 3 holes.

Kings Mountain High football coach Greg Lloyd watches as his father, Kenny Lloyd, putts on #18.

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Kenny Bridges putts for a birdie on #14 during Friday's KMTC golf tournament.

Members of the KMHS Class of 1980 teamed up for the second year in a row Friday at the KMTC golf tournament. Left to right, Eric Moore, Kevin Mack, Jeff Cloninger and Mark Schuman. BELOW, KMHS assistant football coach Mark Latham putts on #15 during Friday's KMTC golf tournament.

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Forestview High teacher/coaches Jason Miller, in driver's seat, and head football coach Chris Medlin competed in last week's KMTC golf tournament.

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2012 Kings Mountain Sports Hall of Fame Inductee

Suzanne Grayson to enter Hall of Fame (Fourth in a four-part series on the 2012 inductees into the Kings Mountain Sports Hall of Fame. The banquet and induction ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 12 at Central United Methodist Church. Tickets are $15 and available from any member of the Hall of Fame committee.) GARY STEWART Sports Editor

Ron Massey new coach at Piedmont Former Kings Mountain High football coach Ron Massey has been named head football coach at Piedmont High School in Monroe. Massey coached the Mountaineers from 199599, winning three Southwestern 3A Conference championships and taking the 1998 team to the state championship game. The Mountaineers finished 47-15-2 during the Massey era. He left Kings Mountain at the end of the 1999-2000 school year to become head coach at A.L. Brown in Kannapolis. In 11 seasons with the Wonders, he won 122 games and also took them to the state championship game. Massey retired after the 2010-11 school year. Piedmont finished 5-7 last season after going 11-2 and two rounds in the state 3A playoffs in 2010.

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The SGCSA 00 Hurricane girls have finished out their regular season playing with Charlotte Area Youth Soccer League with a record of 5-1-2. Pictured: Trinity Gray, Summer Campbell, Cassidy Calhoun, Sarah Drennan, Maggie Lloyd, Hannah Westerman, Erin Sullivan, Georgia Moss, Taylen Truelove, Lizzy Targonski, Abbie Morgan, Coaches David

Bumgardner and Tony Calhoun. Not pictured Savannah Peppers. Strikers of Gaston County Soccer Assocation (SGCSA Hurricanes - girls and Flames boys) will be holding tryouts for the 2012-2013 soccer season, May 21-24 at George Poston Park in Lowell. For more information visit www.sgcsa.net or see the teams on Facebook @SGCSA Flames/Hurricanes.

Disc golf set at KMHS The Mountaineer Disc Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, May 12 at Kings Mountain High School. The 18-hole tournament is open to all ages.

Sports This Week Wednesday, May 2 3 p.m. - High school track, Big South 3A Conference meet at Forestview. 5 p.m. - High school soccer, Forestview at Kings Mountain (JV/V DH), final game, Senior Night.

her teams compiled a 116-32 overall record and won three conference titles and one Western Regional crown to go along with the state title. In six years as softball coach, her teams went 132-37 and won four conference, two Regional and two State crowns, and finished third in the state in her final season as coach in 2007. “I’ve just always felt like I came into a special group of athletes when I came to Kings Mountain,” she said. “They were hungry and had talent. There were so many people that worked hard.” She says she is “almost embarrassed” by the way she worked her first volleyball team. Each day during summer workouts, the team spent one hour in the swimming pool, one hour in the weight room and one hour running on the football field. When players wanted to slack off, one in particular (Kristin Hardin) would remind them “this is what it takes to win the state.” The star player on that volleyball team was Shonda Cole, who was State Player of the Year for two years, made All-American at the University of South Carolina, and is now playing pro volleyball in Puerto Rico. “She was a great player, but she wouldn’t have been as effective if other girls hadn’t been doing their job,” Grayson noted. “(Danielle) Gill and (Lindsay) Hamrick were also good on the front line. Hamrick was the first time I had a true right side hitter, and she was left-handed. I remember one day Carrie Brinkley was upset because she couldn’t get them the perfect set but she and all

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6 p.m. - High school softball, Forestview at Kings Mountain. Saturday, May 5 2 p.m. - High school softball, Burns at Kings Mountain.

Thursday, May 3 4:30 - High school softball, Kings Mountain at R-S Central.

Monday, May 7 2 p.m. - High school golf, Western Regional 3A Tournament at Riverbend Golf Course.

Friday, May 4 4:30- High school baseball, Forestview at Kings Mountain (JV/V DH), final regular season game, Senior Night.

Tuesday, May 8 6 p.m. - High school softball, Kings Mountain at South Point.

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It will soon be a year since Suzanne Grayson retired as Kings Mountain High School’s athletic director. But, the lady who spent 36 years in education and coached three state championship teams at KMHS hasn’t had a day off yet. Grayson was a tireless worker during her years as head volleyball and softball coach at KMHS and during the 26 previous years she spent in Cabarrus County and Crest middle and high schools. She said people always told her she would know when it was time to retire. In November of 2010 that feeling came over her. She announced her resignation intentions to KMHS principal Ronny Funderburke and finished out the 2010-11 school year. Her husband Mike supported her plan, but she said he quickly told her “it’s time for you to start earning the S in S&M.” The two have owned S&M Sports, a sporting goods business in Shelby, for many years.

“When I packed up everything in my office at school I put them in the carport and told myself I’d get them out in the fall and have a yard sale,” she says. “When fall came I felt like fall wasn’t a good time, so I’d wait until spring. Now spring is almost gone.” Grayson has always been one to put in a lot of hours, averaging at least 12-14 a day while in education. “The only thing I’ve changed is that I sleep one hour later than I did,” she said. “I still manage to put in the hours.” She’s a salesperson for the sporting goods store, and that keeps her in touch with all of the schools and coaches in the area, and she likes that. In addition, she has been very active in efforts to secure the American Legion World Series for Shelby and Cleveland County. She’s a member of the World Series committee, is in charge of hospitality and concessions and also helps her husband with his Shelby American Legion team. Ordering all the food and serving it up at the World Series is quite a task. Last year, the World Series drew 87,000 fans, shattering the previous record of 62,000. “People have been great to pitch in and help me out,” she said. “It’s a lot of work but the World Series has been very rewarding for Cleveland County.” Grayson instilled her hard work ethic in her players, and it paid off with a state volleyball title in 2001, her very first year with the Mountaineers, and back-to-back state softball championships in 2005 and 2006. In five years as volleyball coach,

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GRAYSON: to be inducted into the Kings Mountain Sports Hall of Fame in May From page 3B the others just worked hard to give them the opportunities.” The championship softball teams also had their share of star players - most notably pitcher Morgan Childers who went on to set all of the pitching records at USC Upstate and is now playing pro ball and doing post-graduate work and assisting with the softball team at Campbell University. Just like in volleyball, Grayson believed that you had to excel in practice in order to excel in games. “We worked a lot of situations, over and over,” she said. “I made practice very stressful for them so it would be easier to make the plays in the game.” “My mentality was that I’m not the smartest person in the world but I was smart enough to have Don Sweezy as my assistant coach,” she said. “He backed me and I backed him. We both had our strengths and weaknesses and we could cover for each other. We tried to do a lot of just teaching the game on a daily basis. We tried to make practice harder than games.” Those stressful practices paid off big time for the KM ladies when they repeated as state champs in 2006. To win three games (all by 1-0 scores), they had to play 37 innings and Morgan Childers pitched every inning. The first game started on a Friday night and was interrupted by rain. It resumed on Saturday and KM ended up winning in 16 innings. They won the second game in 14 innings, and the championship game in 7. “You go 16 innings and the other team makes a mistake and you win 1-0,” she noted. “Then you go 14 innings and

the other team makes a mistake and you win 1-0. I’ve always said if you come off the field after winning the state championship with your chest stuck out and thinking you’re the best, you’re crazy. Fortunately, when they made their mistake we had somebody in scoring position. I’m sure there were other times when they had someone in scoring position and if we’d made a mistake they would have won. It’s great winning the state, but you’re very fortunate when you do.” Grayson said although she had a lot of talented athletes, she also had a lot of others that succeeded because they had heart. “As great as some of those players were, that can’t be all you have,” she said. “As great as Shonda Cole was she had to have people setting and passing the ball to her. If kids aren’t willing to work hard and have that heart and work ethic you’re not going to win state championships. That’s the thing I don’t see as much of these days.” Grayson said when she resigned as a coach at Crest High, she had no idea she would be coaching again. But as they say, when one door closes another one opens. “Looking back, I’d have to say going to Kings Mountain was the best decision I’ve ever made,” she said. “I have been very fortunate.” She spent her last four years with the Mountaineers as athletic director. She is the only female AD in the history of KMHS and, no doubt, raised more money for facility improvements than her predecessors. “I do think it’s my personality to look for things to do,” she said. “I feel like I’m a person that pays attention to de-

SOFTBALL: KM girls roll over Green Wave 11-1

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From page 1B bases. Emily Goins’ double hiked the KM lead to 9-1 and Childers reached on an infield hit. After Emily Bell popped up to the catcher, Braunns’ infield single loaded the bases and pinchhitter Shea Cogdell drew a

walk to force in the final run. Childers went 3-for-3 to lead KM’s 13-hit plate attack. Herndon, Braunns and Short added two hits each and Mikeala Bell, Hester, Harris and Goins had one each.

KM GIRLS: win CC meet From page 1B in the 3200 meters. First place winners for the KM boys were Jake Lancaster in the discus (131’1”), Jonathan Boone in the pole vault (9’6”), Logan McGill in the 800 meters (2:10) and Jordan Moore in the 3200 meters (11.19).

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Second were Kaven Swann in the discus, Joshua Beheler in the pole vault, Justice Taylor in the triple jump, and Larry Smith in the long jump. Third were McGill in the pole vault and 1600 meters, Collins Pressley in the high jump, Graham Keeter in the shot, and Taylor in the long jump.

Kings Mountain High senior Chaney Barnes won his second straight Big South 3A Conference tennis championship and his third conference title in four

years last week at Gastonia Ashbrook. Barnes defeated Johnathan Jenkins of North Gaston in the finals 6-3, 5-7 (10-4). He had a

tail.” Some of her most tangible contributions as AD include new digital scoreboards for the football, baseball and softball fields and gym banners that recognize all the championship teams and state individual champions since the current school was occupied in 1965-66. Not one penny of school or athletic department money was used for those projects and many others that were undertaken during her time as AD. She raised the funds through donations and/or advertisements. As a coach and AD, she was a stickler for detail. Students who played for her, and coaches who served under her knew they had to do things the right way. “I’m just the type of person that has to have things done a certain way,” she says. “If it’s going to have Kings Mountain Athletics on it I want every I dotted and every T crossed. Sometimes I drive people crazy but that’s just my personality.” Already a member of the Cleveland County Hall of Fame, Grayson said she didn’t expect to be inducted into the KM Hall. “I was certainly shocked when Coach (Larry) Sipe called me,” she said. “I am very honored they’re choosing me.” She will be honored along with Kendrick Bell, a former baseball and football star with the Mountaineers and North Carolina A&T; Chris Johnson, a former baseball and football star with the Mountaineers and Gardner-Webb; and Stephen Fisher, who was the star pitcher on Kings Mountain’s 1993 state championship baseball team.

bye in the opening round and defeated Daniel Neill of Ashbrook 6-2, 7-5 in the second round. Kings Mountain’s Isaiah Cole made it to the finals of the

consolation round but lost to John Jarrell of Crest 6-3, 6-2. Cole defeated Ethan Beal of South Point 6-3, 7-5 in the semifinals.

PLAYOFF: hopes in jeopardy for KM boys after two straight losses From page 1B games against Crest (last night) and Forestview Friday to even have a chance. Two final wins by the Mountaineers and a season-ending loss by North would throw fourth into a tie. If they finish less than fourth, the only way the Mountaineers could qualify for the playoffs would be to win the upcoming Big South tournament. Ashbrook pitcher Matt Jordan came within a few seconds of pitching a nohitter against the Mountaineers on Tuesday night. He carried a 4-0 lead into the bottom of the sixth when he walked Gary Bennett to lead off the inning.

With one out, Daniel Barrett reached base on an error and Heath King laid down a bunt between the pitcher’s mound and third base. With the Ashbrook third baseman having to hold the base with a runner coming from second, Jordan had to field the bunt but with Bennett’s speed from second and King’s speed to first, he could not make a play to either base. Dallas Conner then lifted a sacrifice fly to left to plate the only Mountaineer run. Jordan struck out Mitchell Cloninger to end the inning and got three fly balls to the outfield in the bottom of the seventh to end the game. Friday’s game in Dallas was a pitcher’s duel between KM’s Conner

and North Gaston southpaw Jared Wallace. Both had a shutout going into the seventh inning when the Mountaineers grabbed a 1-0 lead on doubles by Conner and Trey Fulbright. Two walks, sandwiched by a fielder’s choice which didn’t result in an out, loaded the bases for the Wildcats in the bottom of the seventh. Micah Smith’s two-run single then ended the game. Conner finished with a four-hitter and 11 strikeouts and led the Mountaineers at the plate with 2-for-3. Wallace struck out only one and gave up five hits, but 12 of the Mountaineers’ outs were infield grounders.

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Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086 KMH3430 (4/11,18,25 & 5/02/2012) STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND File No: 11 SP 363 NOTICE OF SALE TAKE NOTICE THAT: Raintree Realty and Construction, Inc., Substitute Trustee, has begun proceedings to FORECLOSE under the Deed of Trust described below, and under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in such Deed of Trust, and an Order entered by the Clerk of Superior Court of the above County, will sell the below described property at public auction as follows: (1) The instrument pursuant to which such sale will be held is that certain Deed of Trust executed by Danny C. Goforth and Donna M. Goforth, as husband and wife, original mortgagors, and recorded in the Office of the Cleveland County Register of Deeds in Deed of Trust Book 1309, at Page 594. The record owner of such property, as reflected on the records of the Register of Deeds not more than ten (10) days prior to posting this Notice of Sale, if not the original mortgagors, is: Danny C. Goforth (2) The property will be sold by the Substitute Trustee at 11:00 a.m. on the 16th day of May, 2012 at the Cleveland County Courthouse door in the City of Shelby, North Carolina. (3) The real property to be sold is generally described as 365 Oakes Drive, Shelby, North Carolina 28150* and is more particularly described as follows: Being all of that property described in that certain Deed of Trust recorded in Book 1309, at Page 594 of the Cleveland County, North Car-

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East announces 3rd nine weeks awards East Elementary recently honored the following students for academic achievements made over the third nine-weeks quarter. Kiwanis Terrific Kids Award – (K-1 grades) Austin Silvers, Hailey Lawson, Marina Thomas, Kevin VallejoAvila, Reagan Gaddy, Colin Mates, Anna Wells, Austin Hudson, Arianna Alexander, Havon Surratt, Logan Green, Erik Solis; (2-4 grades) Colin Degree, Kelsey Powers, Jacob Allison, Kalin Brooks, Melanie Buchanan, Kylee Alexander, Gage Hildreth, Precious Roberts, Connor Goodson, Bryan Packer, Kadance Revels, Cameron Cordle, Monika Fewell, Jason Crotts, Nathan Crotts, Alexia Moose, Erica McMahan, Paul Anderson. Principal’s Pal Award – (Kindergarten) Cameron Bell, Brittany Blanton, Elijah Campbell, Trinity Fields, C. J. Houser, Sydney King, Tony Latham, Preston Lattimore, Hailey Lawson, Kallie McCoid, Roger Sawyer, Abigail Sewell, Austin Silvers, Curtis Simpson, Alayla Williams, Ashton Wingard, Brooke Blanton, Melissa

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Alexia Moose, Ronnie Neely, Daniel Nivens, Makayla Noblett, Judson Ray, Hunter Strickland, Summer Swango, Hope Yarborough, Alexis Bradley, Chance Cummings, Noah Curry, Alissa Hunter, Brice Long, Joshua Lynn, Ashtyn Martin, Erica McMahan, Endya Minor, Brooklyn Neely, Corey Parker, Garrett Sanders, Andrew Sewell, Gabe Stroup, Precious Whitener, Chris Wilson, Akasha Wolfe, Kalie Yarborough, Paul Anderson. Perfect Attendance - Brittany Blanton, Hailey Lawson, Roger Sawyer, Abigail Sewell, Austin Silvers, Curtis Simpson, Brooke Blanton, Melissa Brooks, Ke’Azha HArtgrove, Brianna Johns, Victoria Lovell, Cody Morrow, Mason Weaver, Colby Cox, Destini Holland, Arielle Ritch, Zyan Gamble, Jacob Hamrick, Caharie Johnson, Stetson McDaniel, Gabriel Ramsey, Ja’Vion Burris, Caleb Holland, William Nail, Joseph Short, CoRey Simpson, Havon Surratt, Jermell Alexander, Jayden Henderson, Tyler Humphries, Alexis Jackson, Ryan Parker,

Karlie Postell, Makylah Reid, Vanyah Roberts, Baylee Briggs, Katherine Rayfield, Taylor Watson, Seth Wood, Cadyn Martin, Jordyn Sanders, Lona Sewell, Dre Hill, Haley Hudson, Ashley Elise Smith, Mackenzie Smith, Natalie Green, Gage Hildreth, Tommy Moore, Keylon Parker, Christian QuevedoJohns, Precious Roberts, M’Kayla Adams, Chase Barnette, Jessica Cox, Austin Parker, Hannah Spencer, Michael Blanton, Donna Broadway, Cameron Cordle, Seth Morrow, Dawson Postell, Desmond Ross, Elijah Skidmore, Makayla Brooks, Anna Byers, Jason Crotts, Cynthia Edwards, Monika Fewell, Nyah Holland, Kaleb McKinnish, Cameron Stevens, Adam Hamrick, Ricaylen Mack, Bryson McDaniel, Makayla Noblett, Joshua Lynn, Ashtyn Martin, Corey Parker, Garret Sanders, Gabriel Stroup, Precious Whitener, Chris Wilson. A Honor Roll Award 1st grade: Jacob Hamrick, See EAST. 8B

Classified Ads Legals, cont. as the property is sold subject to prior record interests. The Noteholder has reserved the right to withdraw the sale up to and until the Deed is delivered by the Substitute Trustee. (7) The property will be sold subject to all unpaid taxes and special assessments. (8) The property being sold is all of that property described in the Deed of Trust except as specifically set forth above. It is the intention to extinguish any and all rights or interests in the property subordinate to the Deed of Trust. (9) Additional Notice Where the Real Property is Residential with Less Than 15 Rental Units: An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the Clerk of Superior Court of the County in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the Notice of Sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a bona fide lease or tenancy may have additional rights pursuant to Public Law 111-22: Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act of 2009. THIS the 10th day of April, 2012. William Richard Boyd, Jr. Substitute Trustee 474 Mountain Cove Road Waynesville, NC 28786

Phone: 828-6467308 KMH3435 (May 2, & 9, 2012) STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND File No: 11 SP 620 NOTICE OF SALE TAKE NOTICE THAT: William Richard Boyd, Jr., Substitute Trustee, has begun proceedings to FORECLOSE under the Deed of Trust described below, and under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in such Deed of Trust, and an Order entered by the Clerk of Superior Court of the above County, will sell the below described property at public auction as follows: (1) The instrument pursuant to which such sale will be held is that certain Deed of Trust executed by Leonard G. Wright and Ann Marie S. Wright, as husband and wife, original mortgagors, and recorded in the Office of the Cleveland County Register of Deeds in Deed of Trust Book 1551, at Page 1887. The record owner of such property, as reflected on the records of the Register of Deeds not more than ten (10) days prior to posting this Notice of Sale, if not the original mortgagors, is: N/A (2) The property will be sold by the Substitute Trustee at 11:00 a.m. on the 11th day of May, 2012 at the Cleveland County Courthouse door in the City of Shelby, North Carolina. (3) The real property to be sold is generally described as 111 Fulton Drive, Kings Mountain, North Carolina 28086* and is more particularly described as follows: Being all of that property described in that certain Deed of Trust recorded in Book 1551, at Page 1887 of the Cleveland County, North Carolina Registry. Any property described in the

Deed of Trust which is not being offered for sale is described as follows: Subject to any and all Release Deeds of Record in the Cleveland County, North Carolina Registry. *The general description of the property is provided for convenience but is not guaranteed; the legal description in the Deed of Trust controls. (4) Any buildings located on the above-described property are also included in the sale. (5) The property will be sold by the Substitute Trustee to the highest bidder for CASH. The highest bidder will be required to deposit IN CASH with the Substitute Trustee at the date and time of the sale the greater of five percent (5.0%) of the amount of the bid or Seven Hundred Fifty and no/100 Dollars ($750.00). (6) All bidders bid for the property AS IS on the date of sale. Absolutely no warranties are made as to the condition, value or title of the property. While the Substitute Trustee believes the title to be good, all bidders are advised that they should obtain independent counsel to examine record title as the property is sold subject to prior record interests. The Noteholder has reserved the right to withdraw the sale up to and until the Deed is delivered by the Substitute Trustee. (7) The property will be sold subject to all unpaid taxes and special assessments. (8) The property being sold is all of that property described in the Deed of Trust except as specifically set forth above. It is the intention to extinguish any and all rights or interests in the property subordinate to the Deed of Trust. (9) Additional Notice Where the Real Property is Residential with

Less Than 15 Rental Units: An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the Clerk of Superior Court of the County in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the Notice of Sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a bona fide lease or tenancy may have additional rights pursuant to Public Law 111-22: Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act of 2009. THIS the 10th day of April, 2012. William Richard Boyd, Jr. Substitute Trustee: 474 Mountain Cove Road Waynesville, NC 28786 Phone: 828-6467308 KMH3436 (May 2, & 9, 2012) S TAT E O F N O R T H CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND File No: 11 SP 631 NOTICE OF SALE TAKE NOTICE THAT: William Richard Boyd, Jr., Substitute Trustee, has begun proceedings to FORECLOSE under the Deed of Trust described below, and under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in such Deed of Trust, and an Order entered by the Clerk of Superior Court of the above County, will sell the below described property at public auction as follows: (1) The instrument pursuant to which such sale will be

held is that certain Deed of Trust executed by Leonard G. Wright and Ann Marie S. Wright, as husband and wife, original mortgagors, and recorded in the Office of the Cleveland County Register of Deeds in Deed of Trust Book 1551, at Page 1849. The record owner of such property, as reflected on the records of the Register of Deeds not more than ten (10) days prior to posting this Notice of Sale, if not the original mortgagors, is: N/A (2) The property will be sold by the Substitute Trustee at 11:00 a.m. on the 11th day of May, 2012 at the Cleveland County Courthouse door in the City of Shelby, North Carolina. (3) The real property to be sold is generally described as 107 Fulton Drive, Kings Mountain, North Carolina 28086* and is more particularly described as follows: Being all of that property described in that certain Deed of Trust recorded in Book 1551, at Page 1849 of the Cleveland County, North Carolina Registry. Any property described in the Deed of Trust which is not being offered for sale is described as follows: Subject to any and all Release Deeds of Record in the Cleveland County, North Carolina Registry. *The general description of the property is provided for convenience but is not guaranteed; the legal description in the Deed of Trust controls. (4) Any buildings located on the above-described property are also included in the sale. (5) The property will be sold by the Substitute Trustee to the highest bidder for CASH. The highest bidder will be required to deposit IN CASH with the Substitute Trustee at the date and time of the

sale the greater of five percent (5.0%) of the amount of the bid or Seven Hundred Fifty and no/100 Dollars ($750.00). (6) All bidders bid for the property AS IS on the date of sale. Absolutely no warranties are made as to the condition, value or title of the property. While the Substitute Trustee believes the title to be good, all bidders are advised that they should obtain independent counsel to examine record title as the property is sold subject to prior record interests. The Noteholder has reserved the right to withdraw the sale up to and until the Deed is delivered by the Substitute Trustee. (7) The property will be sold subject to all unpaid taxes and special assessments. (8) The property being sold is all of that property described in the Deed of Trust except as specifically set forth above. It is the intention to extinguish any and all rights or interests in the property subordinate to the Deed of Trust. (9) Additional Notice Where the Real Property is Residential with Less Than 15 Rental Units: An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the Clerk of Superior Court of the County in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the Notice of Sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to

the effective date of the termination. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a bona fide lease or tenancy may have additional rights pursuant to Public Law 111-22: Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act of 2009. THIS the 10th day of April, 2012. William Richard Boyd, Jr. Substitute Trustee: 474 Mountain Cove Road Waynesville, NC 28786 Phone: 828-6467308 KMH3437 (May 2, & 9, 2012) NORTH CAROLINA CLEVELAND COUNTY CASE NO. MC1204-0001 NOTICE OF HEARING (AS FITNESS OF BUILDING FOR HUMAN HABITATION) TO: Property Owner(s) listed below: Thomas Patterson, Jr. and any known and unknown owner(s) PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Director of Building Codes and Zoning Enforcement for the City of Kings Mountain, or her designated agent, shall conduct a hearing as to the fitness of that building for Human habitation, bearing the address of: 201 N. Cansler St. Kings Mountain, North Carolina Cleveland County On the 8th day of May, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. Such hearing shall be held on the above date and at the time indicated at 1013 N. Piedmont Ave, Kings Mountain, NC (Public Works Building, Conference Room) (Location of Hearing) You may be present at such hearing and give testimony and also you may file a written answer to the Complaint. This hearing is being conduct pursuant to N.C.G.S. 160A-443 and Kings Mountain Ordinance Sec. 4-156.

This the 18th day of April, 2012 /s/ Holly M. Black Director of Building Codes and Zoning Enforcement City of Kings Mountain, North Carolina KMH3438 (5/02/2012) NORTH CAROLINA CLEVELAND COUNTY CASE NO. MC1204-0002 NOTICE OF HEARING (AS FITNESS OF BUILDING FOR HUMAN HABITATION) TO: Property Owner(s) listed below: Danny C. Goforth and any known and unknown owner(s) PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Director of Building Codes and Zoning Enforcement for the City of Kings Mountain, or her designated agent, shall conduct a hearing as to the fitness of that building for Human habitation, bearing the address of: 26 Bennett St. Kings Mountain, North Carolina Cleveland County On the 8th day of May, 2012, at 9:00 a.m. Such hearing shall be held on the above date and at the time indicated at 1013 N. Piedmont Ave, Kings Mountain, NC (Public Works Building, Conference Room) (Location of Hearing) You may be present at such hearing and give testimony and also you may file a written answer to the Complaint. This hearing is being conduct pursuant to N.C.G.S. 160A-443 and Kings Mountain Ordinance Sec. 4-156. This the 18th day of April, 2012 /s/ Holly M. Black Director of Building Codes and Zoning Enforcement City of Kings Mountain, North Carolina KMH3439 (5/02/2012)


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Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! KMHS's Theatre Department has done it again with a well-done musical KYRA A. TURNER kyra.kmherald@gmail.com

Toto, I don't believe we are in Kings Mountain anymore. This past weekend the theatre department at Kings Mountain High School took the audience on a journey to the wonderful world of Oz in "The Wiz". The adventure continues in KMHS' Barnes Auditorium Friday, May 4, and Saturday, May 5, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, May 6 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $8 for

adults and $5 for Cleveland County Renaissance Silver, Blue and Black Card holders and senior citizens. Cleveland County Renaissance Gold Card holders and children five and under get in free. "The Wiz" follows the main character Dorothy (Morgan Sellers) and her quest to find the Wiz (Justin Chapman) in Emerald City and to find a way back home to Kansas and her Aunt See WIZ, 8B

Glinda (Kelton Stone), background left, sings to Dorothy (Morgan Sellers), background right, about how to get back home to Kansas as (left to right) Scarecrow (Josh Webb), Lion (Andrew Childers) and Tinman (Allen Williams) dance and sing along.

Photos by Rebekah Anthony

Grover's RoboStars place near top at CyberKids tourney

(Left to right) Tinman (Allen Williams), Scarecrow (Josh Webb), Dorothy (Morgan Sellers) and Lion (Andrew Childers) stand, hands embraced, at curtain call.

Evillene (Gelila Dimetros) giggles as Lord High Underling (Andrew Lytle) has to kiss her foot.

Grover Elementary's RoboStars, left to right, Alyssa Newton, Grace Whitaker, Breanna Webb, Vega Weston, Simon West, Tristan Stenger, Triston Hannon; second row, Dawn Hicks, advisor, and Thomas Hicks, with the trophy. Grover Elementary’s RoboStars scored points to take third place in overall competition at the regional Cyberkids tournament on April 21st in Hickory. Six teams from Cleveland County Schools representing Burns Middle, Fallston, Grover and Shelby Intermediate schools were among the 38 teams competing and receiving scores in multiple areas (presentation, teamwork, robotics, etc.). The RoboStars also posted the top Robot score for the entire competition. The RoboStars qualified for regional contest by winning first place in overall compe-

tition at the CCS Cyberkids tournament on March 24 at Burns Middle School. Grover team members are Triston Hannon, Thomas Hicks, Alyssa Newton, Tristan Stenger, Breanna Webb, Simon West, Vega Weston and Grace Whitaker. Dawn Hicks is the coach. Other teams participating in the regional competition held at Catawba Valley Community College were the Fallston Elementary RoboDogs (second-place overall winners); Shelby Intermediate Juice Botz, Peanuts and Cyberbananas teams; and the Burns Middle RoboPros.

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Bell selected to go on special D.C. trip

WYNEISHA BELL

Wyneisha Bell, 16, junior student at Kings Mountain High School, has been selected from the LincolnGaston District of Rutherford Electric Membership, for an all-expense-paid Rural Electric Youth Tour of Washington, D.C. June 1622. Wyneisha and two other REM-sponsored students -

Ben Hall of McDowell High School (Burke-McDowell District) and Brittany Crotts of R-S Central High School (RutherfordPolk District) - will join 29 other youth from North Carolina and more than 1,500 high school students from across the nation on the week-long trip to the nation's capitol. In just five

days, the students will get to visit the White House, Smithsonian Institute, Arlington National Cemetery, The Newseum (the world's most interactive museum), the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Memorial, and much more. The students will spend a day on Capitol Hill and meet their elected officials.

The three area winners will also have opportunity to apply for $4,500 in scholarships and be eligible to compete to serve on the Youth Leadership Council, an advisory committee to the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. Bell is daughter of Tracy Bell and David Bell and granddaughter of Betty

Bell, all of Kings Mountain, and has an older sister, Bianca Bell. The family attends Victory Christian Church in Charlotte. At KMHS, Bell has been a cheerleader and band member since 8th grade and attended Broyhill Leadership Conference. She aspires to enter the medical field.

CC Dems to host Century Club fundraiser May 31 The Cleveland County Democratic Party will host its 2012 Century Club fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. on May 31 at Cleveland Country Club in Shelby. The keynote speaker will be John McDevitt, former Sheriff of Burke County and native of Cleveland County. McDevitt is Democratic candidate for the NC Senate 46 seat (now Burke and Cleveland counties) formerly held by our Lt. Governor Walter Dalton. He grew up in Kings Mountain where he graduated from Kings Mountain High School in early 1970s and his father, Tom McDevitt, was the Kings Mountain Chief of Police. Also invited are Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton, US Senator Kay Hagan, native of Shelby, Governor Beverly Perdue, Secretary of State Elaine Marshall, Auditor Beth Wood, Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson, State Treasurer Janet Cowell, Attorney General Roy Cooper, and other NC legislators. Tickets are $75 and can be obtained through May 25 from Betsy Wells, chairwoman of the event, 704-739-1545 or County

Democratic Chairman David Lowman 704-466-1077, and other officers Caroline Dedmon, First Vice Chair 704-484-2580; Curtis Pressley, Second vice-chair, 704-734-0109; Nick Carpenter, Third vice-chair 704-466-1770, Pat Poston, secretary, 704-487-

7141 or Todd Hagans, county treasurer, 704-739-4842 and precinct chairmen/chairwomen throughout the county. Wells said the event promises " a night of Democratic camaraderie, good music, and door prizes.

Dalton picked for governor in straw poll Democrats from the 10th Congressional District picked Walter Dalton for governor, Eric Mansfield for lieutenant-governor and Patsy Keever for 10th District Representative in the NC House in a straw poll taken at the Catawba County

Democratic Party Headquarters in Newton April 21. Candidates for all the contested Primary races addressed the group. Results of the Straw Poll were as follows: Governor: Walter Dalton61%, Bob Etheridge-37%,

Bill Faison-2%. Lt. Governor: Eric Mansfield-65%, Linda Coleman35%. Commissioner of Agriculture: Walter Smith-71%, Scott Bryant-29% Commissioner of Labor: John Brooks-57%, Marlowe

Foster-23%, Ty Richardson20% State Treasurer: Janet Cowell-91%, Ron Elmer-9% NC 10th Congress: Patsy Keever-48%, Terry Bellamy43%, Tim Murphy-9%

WIZ: Kings Mountain High School’s theatre department performs “The Wiz” From page 7B Em (Falicity Gantt) after she is blown by a tornado to the mysterious land of Oz. Along the way, Dorothy runs into some unexpected friends who are also facing problems: the Scarecrow (Josh Webb), the Tinman (Allen Williams) and the Lion (Andrew Childers). In their trek they also face Evillene (Galila Dimetros), the wicked witch of the west, the equally evil sister of Evermean, the wicked witch of the east, whom Dorothy inadvertently killed when she arrived in Oz, and who may be their biggest obstacle in achieving their goals. With help from the

munchkins, Addaperle (Naeemah James), the good witch of the north, her sister Glinda (Kelton Stone), the good witch of the south, and the Wiz, the heroine finally gets home to Kansas and her friends finally achieve their goals for a brain, heart and courage. Along with great voices, charisma, excitement and a love for theatre and a wonderful orchestra, cast and crew, Kings Mountain High's theatre department pulled off one of Broadway's most creative musicals. Creative spins gave this play a unique touch. A tornado was brought to life by dancers in black with flow-

ing blue ribbons. Silver sparkling slippers replaced the red ruby ones. And the Lion was arrested. The technical theatre crew pulled out some impressive big guns when they made a hot air balloon ascend on stage (without hot air) and a witch melt through the floor. (Oz seems to be a bad place for wicked witches.) Both touches brought a measure of reality to the performance. Even with technical difficulties, cast members never broke character. With the yellow brick road along the aisles in the auditorium, the cast was able to come out into the audience and bring

them into their own land of Oz. This musical brought out the best in each cast member and each cast member was perfect for their characters. Sellers, Webb, Williams and Childers brought humor, suspense, wonderful voices in each of their characters. "It was kind of ironic for me to play Dorothy because for my senior year I have been accepted to the North Carolina School of the Arts," Sellers said. "I have been training and working for what I want to do for the rest of my life. It's kind of like going home." This was Webb and Williams' first plays which

EAST: 3rd nine weeks awards at East Elementary From page B6 Stetson McDaniel, Gage Noblett, Anna Wells, Daniel Willis, Heaven Carpenter, Blake Lovell, Michael Lubas, Cameron Ray, Bryan Yarborough, William Nail, Logan Green, Alexis Jackson, Dalton Ledbetter, Makylah Reid, Vanyah Roberts, Erik Solis; 2nd grade: Baylee Briggs,

SaraBeth Seaward, Taylor Watson, Layson Breakfield, Kalin Brooks, Mark Petrilli, Samuel Butler, Jada Goode, Ashley Elise Smith; 3rd grade: Michael Blanton, Hayley McKenzie; 4th grade: Emma Quinn, Judson Ray, Gabe Stroup. A/B Honor Roll Award 1st grade: Zyan Gamble,

Madelyn Helms, Sarah Hudson, Cameron Walker, Jeremiah Ellis, Samuel Lattimore, Joseph Short, Caleb Holland, Javion Burris, Jayden Henderson, Abigail Latham, Karlie Postell, Caleb Tessiner; 2nd grade: Damien Carpenter, Andrea Melton, Grace Olsen, Savion Chisholm, Michael Criswell, Natalie Hord, Cadyn Martin, Jordyn Sanders,

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Brittney Sanders, Marah Cook, Joshua O’Dell; 3rd grade: Tommy Moore, Jr., Kylee Patterson, Brianna Reid, M’Kayla Adams, Landon Phillips, Devan Worley, Austin Parker, Cameron Cordle, Dawson Postell; 4th grade: Matthew Baity, Destiny Simmons, Precious Allen, Samuel Cartee, Dakota Cobb, Lindsey Hudson, Bryson McDaniel, Alexia Moose, Daniel Nivens, Noah Curry, Joshua Lynn, Brooklyn Neely, Corey Parker, Akasha Wolfe, Kalie Yarborough, Essence Houser. Phonics Award - 1st grade: Abigail Sewell, Gabriel Cordle, Brenda Arroyo-Perez, Stetson McDaniel, Blake Lovell, Makylah Reid; 2nd grade: Darrien Martin, Jacob Allison, Ashley Elise Smith. Science Award - Taylor Watson, Emily Stone, Samuel Butler, Charlie Graham, Jaden Fields, Dagan Whittaker, Sanai Lipscomb, Summer Swango, Parker Fleming, Andrew Sewell; Preston Lattimore, Brooke Blanton, Colby Cox, Anthony Patterson, Samuel Lattimore, Ryan Parker.0 Math Award - Baylee Briggs, Savion Chisholm, Haley Hudson, Kylee Patterson, Chase Barnette, Michael Blanton, Hayley

didn't seem correct with how well they did and how easily they fit into their characters. Both commented that this was a wonderful experience because of bonding with the other cast and crew members and the sense of accomplishment they felt when they were done. Childers is a a senior at Kings Mountain High and loved constantly having new experiences and stepping out of himself and into a character. The witches in the musical all agreed that it is wonderful to perform onstage and to entertain others while being someone else. The orchestra made up of

Mike Sisk (synthesizer), Sarah Fulton (music director), Claire McCoy (keyboard), Emily Whitaker (flute), Dwayne Friday (drums) and TR Swaney (trumpet) never missed a beat. Every song was fun and exciting and had the whole audience bouncing up and down and tapping their feet to the beat. Directors Dan Treharne and Traci Dill should be proud of the accomplishment they have achieved and happy with a job well-done. If you missed this past weekend, join the theatre department next weekend for three more nights of "The Wiz".

McKenzie, Cameron Stevens, Judson Ray, Ashtyn Martin; C. J. Houser, Mason Weaver, Austin Putnam, Madelyn Helms, Gracie Skidmore, Natalie Silvers. Social Studies Award - Andrea Melton, Mark Petrilli, Joshua O’Dell, Tommy Moore, Jr., Victoria Bowden, Cameron Cordle, Ke’Shawn Strong, Garret Sanders; Roger Sawyer, Jacob Nicholson, Destini Holland, Madison Buchanan, Kamarie Burris, Logan Farmer. Reading Award - SaraBeth Seaward, Lona Sewell, Jada Goode, Kylee Patterson, Jessica Cox, Michael Blanton, Emma Quinn, Daniel Nivens, Chris Wilson; Alayla Williams, Nathan Howell, Colby Cox, Caharie Johnson, Cameron Ray, Alexis Jackson. Handwriting Award - Grace Olsen, Ashton Miller, K’Jaylyn Smith, Christian QuevedoJohns, Kyann Crocker, Dagan Whitaker, Monika Fewell, Precious Allen, Alissa Hunter; Austin Silvers, Marina Thomas, Arielle Ritch, Alyee Wilson, CoRey Simpson, Karlie Postell. Art Award - Ashton Miller, Kylee Alexander, Devan Worley, Natalie Green, Kalie Yarborough, Noah Curry; Arielle Ritch, Gabriel Cordle, Natalie Silvers, Cameron Walker. Music Award - Kelsey Goode, Jacob Lingerfeldt, Natalie Hord, Tyler Clack, Haley Hudson, Isaac Reid, Maliyah Cook, Gage

Hildreth, Keelan Elliott, Kyann Crocker, Elijah Skidmore, Shaelin Smith, Andrew Sewell, Akasha Wolfe, Ke’Shawn Strong, Alyssa Mathis, Ronnie Neely, Summer Swango; Brittany Blanton, Cameron Bell, Victoria Lovell, Carter Simpson, Arielle Ritch, David Creighton, Anna Wells, Stetson McDaniel, Kamarie Burris, Ja’Vion Burris, Natalie Silvers, Caleb Tessiner. PE Award - Taylor Watson, Joshua O’Dell, Savion Chisholm, Sabrina Parker, M’Kayla Adams, Michael Blanton, Cameron Stevens, Samuel Cartee, Gabriel Stroup; Austin Silvers, Kevin Vallejo-Avila, Brenda Arroyo-Perez, Anna Wells, Chloe Hudson, Abigail Latham. Good Character Awards: March – Courage: Christopher Barnette, Stacy Hannon, Dashaunn Black, Keylon Parker, Haylee Dockery, Seth Morrow, Dishon Hall, Ronnie Neely, Precious Whitener, Kallie McCoid, Dezirae Jenkins, David Creighton, Scott Breakfield, Kyle Jackson, Brianna Harrleson; April – Honesty: Maria Cavazos, Natalie Hord, Dre Hill, Sabrina Parker, Hannah Spencer, Austin Thompson, Cynthia Edwards, Bryson McDaniel, Endya Minor; Sydney King, Eli Wolfe, Riley Powers, Jordan Ellis, Chloe Hudson, Vanyah Roberts.

We Urge You To Re-Elect

Bonnie

Reece Register of Deeds 17 years experience E. Scott Cloninger, Clayward C. Corry, Jr., D. Mark Hullender, C. Andrew Neisler, Jr. - Attorneys at Law Paid for and approved by the Committee to Re-Elect Bonnie E. Reece.


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■ LIFESTYLES UP, UP, and AWAY

BETHANY LEE BOWMAN DONALD WAYNE KELLER JR.

Bowman, Keller to wed in June Philip and Diane Bowman of Boyne City, Michigan announce the engagement of their daughter, Bethany Lee, of Greenville, SC to Donald Wayne Keller Jr., of Kings Mountain, son of Donald Sr. and Nancy Keller of Kings Mountain. The couple became engaged March 17. The bride-elect works as a neonatal intensive care nurse at Greenville Memorial Hospital in Greenville, SC. The prospective bridegroom works as an Exercise Physiologist at Rutherford Regional Medical Center. The wedding will be an event of June 16, 2012 at First Baptist Church in Kings Mountain. After the wedding the couple will reside in Kings Mountain.

James Beasley walks to the therapy room at Life Enrichment Center with Karissa Jensen, who will assist him with the therapies that will keep him more agile and flexible. The local Life Enrichment Center celebrated the month of April as Parkinson's Awareness Month.

Prayer breakfast set for Thursday May 3rd Lt. Colonel (Ret) Robert Crick will make the principal address at the annual Mayor's Prayer breakfast to be held Thursday, May 3, at 8 a.m. at Family Worship Youth Center, 1818 Shelby Road. The Pastor's Prayer Circle of Family Worship Center sponsors the community-wide event. Breakfast tickets are $15 and may be purchased from Linda Maddox at Kings Mountain City Hall. President of Outside the Gates Ministries, Crick is Professor and Chair of Benevolence, Compassion and Care at Pentecostal Theological Seminary. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Trinity College in 1956, his Master of Divinity in 1961 from Vanderbilt University, and his Doctor of Ministry de-

gree from Emory University in 1987.

photo by ELLIS NOELL

Children at Higher Learning Day Care on Carpenter Street release colorful balloons, above, in the bright sky Friday afternoon in recognition of National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

photo by LIB STEWART

Steve Wells, Hilda Herndon Moss and Rev. Robert Wells, left to right, were elected officers at the annual Wells reunion Sunday. Robert Wells is president, Moss is vice-president and Steve Wells is secretary-treasurer.

Historic Howser American Legion Post to elect new officers house to open for tours May 12 Kings Mountain National Military Park announced today that the Howser House will be open for visitors on Saturday, May 12. This 1803 stone house, located in a remote area of the park, is only open to the public once or twice a year so don’t miss out on this opportunity. The stone house was built by a Revolutionary War veteran and stonemason Henry Howser. Its thick, sturdy, stone walls conveyed prosperity and affluence at a time when most were living in log houses. The home remained in the family for several generations, and was one of the more prosperous farms in the region. Members of the park’s Friends organization, the Brigade of Friends and other park volunteers will have the house and grounds open to the public. Visitors are welcome to explore the house and appreciate Howser's architectural talents. The Howser House is not handicap accessible and parking is limited. Visitors may reach the house from Rock House Road, off SC 216 (Bat-

tleground Road). Parking is located near the entrance to the house. A shuttle service from the parking area will be provided to the house. Good walking shoes are recommended. The event is free and open to the public from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, May 12. In the event of inclement weather the house will not be opened. For more information about this event call 864-936-7921 or visit www.nps.gov/kimo

American Legion Post 155 will elect new officers for next fiscal year on Tuesday, May 8, from 2-7 p.m. at the Post home off of York Road. Louis Floyd is running without opposition for another term as post commander. A contest has developed for first vice commander, second vice commander and historian. Running for first vice are Jimmy Littlejohn, who is challenged by Charles Sperry; Daryl Putnam, second vice, who is challenged by Claude Pearson; and Charles Mashburn, historian, challenged by

Larry Deaver. Other officers also nominated at a recent meeting include Roy Kale, chaplain; Sergeant at Arms Nelson McWhorter; Service Officer Rick Hamrick; Finance Officer Neal Lingerfeldt and Adjutant Stella Lingerfeldt. "We encourage all Post members to come out and vote by ballot from 2-7 p.m. on May 8," said Commander Floyd. He added, "We appreciate so much all our officers and members who have worked so hard in keeping Post 155 active."

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704-739-7496 KM Herald Hoofers Relay for Life Team 6 Love Berries $10 • 12 Love Berries $15 24 Love Berries $25 Call by May 4th to place your order for Mother’s Day!


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May 2, 2012

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