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Casino talk continues

Grover Board to meet on proposed budget

Pritchard speaks out as businesswoman ELIZABETH STEWART lib.kmherald@gmail.com

Connie Pritchard, whose residence at 506 Dixon School Road is a neighbor to the much talked about prospective casino project, spoke up for the project at last Tuesday's city council meeting and admitted she was “the odd ball out� after four men spoke against. “I am first a Christian, second the mother of four daughters, and third a businesswoman,'' Pritchard said. Her perspective was different from other speakers during the public comment portion of the meeting. “Sin is a choice and adding a casino won't increase

prostitution, it's already here,'' said Pritchard. She said she supports a casino because the community would benefit and one of the benefits would be more law enforcement. “I don't understand why people think that when you put sin in front of people they'll go toward it. Sin is a choice.� Pritchard, who has operated a business in Matthews for 22 years, said the town is similar to Kings Mountain. She said a railroad runs through the town with shops and a successful downtown. “That could happen here and I think it will with jobs.’’ For several months members of the Kings Mountain See CASINO/PRITCHARD, 7A

Miller issues public apology for comments ELIZABETH STEWART lib.kmherald@gmail.com

At-Large city commissioner Keith Miller publicly apologized last Tuesday night to officials in the city and county for statements he made in a 75-page “white paper� opposing the Catawba Indian Nation resort and casino eying Kings Mountain. Miller said some of the statements were “misleading� and “poorly worded� and he is sorry for the tension and strife that resulted. Miller was the only city councilman who refused to sign a letter to the US Bureau of Indian Affairs supporting a proposed economic development project that would be expected to bring jobs to the area. The “white paper� was circulated over the Internet and portions of its content were published in two daily newspapers as well as on the newspaper web sites. Miller made the apology at the beginning of the May 27 council meeting, saying part of his statement was “poorly worded and the paper only speaks for him and not for the city council. He also apologized to county officials for statements he made that “seemed to imply some offensive things.� In a letter to the editor in The Herald May 21, Miller said that he had prayed for wisdom concerning a casino and had posted an impact

statement on https://sites.google.com/site/ kmwhite papers/. He wrote,“I fear the casino could gain control of the city council in ways t h a t m a y lead to a 'darkening of t h e city.� Miller Last week Miller wrote a letter of apology in the Herald saying that some of his statements in his white paper were misleading and that he had removed or revised many of those statements. In the letter to the editor he also clarified that when he was stating spiritual interpretations and applications that he was not attacking anyone's faith, saying what he himself believed, and “failing to do that adequately well.� “I think it is a testimony to the unity of our county governments that we can weather a storm of strife like the last few days and emerge as united as we were before to work together for the good of all our citizens,'' he said in the written statement he read to city council last Tuesday. The full text of his apology comments May 27: “I need to clear something up and make some public apologies. ''Over the last few months I organized my thoughts about the casino project into a paper. Some people have asked, does the paper speak for the city or council or just Keith? It only speaks for me. The council can only speak as a body with an agenda item, a See CASINO/MILLER, 7A

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Smart meters coming for electric, gas and water Public invited to citizen fair on new technology DAVE BLANTON dave.kmherald@gmail.com

The City of Kings Mountain is set to install smart meters for all of its electricity, water and gas customers, making it the first municipality in the country to install the new technology for all of the utilities services it offers. A pilot program was tested over the fall, winter and spring on about 400 households, and workers will begin upgrading all customers’ utility readers beginning June 9. The installation phase is expected to be completed in September. The

GROVER – The town board of five members and Mayor J. D. Ledford will not take monthly pay in fiscal year 2014-15 and the Pumpkin Festival, one of the biggest community events in recent years, will not be held this October. “We want to hold the line on expenses and not increase fees to citizens," said Mayor pro tem Bill Willis. The other council members Jackie Bennett, Angelia Early, Rodney Ross and Bobby Wooten were all in agreement last Tuesday on a proposed budget for the new fiscal year of $681,820. The board's contribution is $8,100 and last year the town spent over $20,000 sponsoring the community See GROVER, 3A

Mayor Rick Murphrey, right, discusses information on the city's new Smart Meters with Kings Mountain resident Larry Hamrick Jr. Photo by ELLIS NOELL smart meters will come in as equipment upgrades to each

of three utilities’ usage See SMART METERS, 2A

New CC HealthCare offices open in KM

The front desk staff are joined by clinical assistants on their first day of business at the new Cleveland County Healthcare location Monday. From left to right are Crissy Thomas, Samantha Williams, Jennifer Monroe, Laura Bridges, Patti Miller, Amanda Daly, Sharon Collins, Tammy Truett, Nikki Mayhew and Linda Pendleton. Cleveland County HealthCare System has opened a new care location at 2202 Carolinas Place, next door to Ingles Market on Shelby Road, and doctors from Kings Mountain Medical Center and Cleveland Endocrinology, started seeing patients Monday. A grand opening and ribbon cutting was held at the site Tuesday at 6 p.m. with open house continuing until 8 p.m. Participating on the program were Brian Gwyn, president and CEO, Cleveland County HealthCare System, Dr. Neeraj Ashri of Cleveland Endocrinology and Kings Mountain Mayor

Rick Murphrey. Kings Mountain Internal Medicine relocated from its King Street offices to the newly constructed building and provides adult primary care including routine exams and physicals, preventive care, women's health and same day sick. The medical professionals at Cleveland Endocrinology, the only endocrinology practice in Cleveland County, provide specialty care for adults with diabetes, thyroid and other disorders. The office offers services that include laboratory testing, diabetes education and thyroid biopsies.

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Estridge takes top teacher honor DAVE BLANTON dave.kmherald@gmail.com

Cindy Estridge, a chemistry teacher at KMHS, was recently named the Teacher of the Year at the school. She’s also a National Honor Society advisor and a member of the high school’s School Improvement Team. We wanted to find out her thoughts about her profession, her school and her story. KM HERALD: You were named Kings Mountain High School's Teacher of the Year in April. What did you think when you heard the news? ESTRIDGE: Surprised. We have a faculty full of extraordinary teachers, so it’s an honor to be selected from a distinguished group like ours. I don’t feel like I am the only teacher of the year at our school. Everyone works hard and goes way above and beyond to help students be successful. KMH: You teach chemistry and have also taught physical science. Were you a strong science and math student when you were in school? Did you have other subjects that you liked so See ESTRIDGE, 7A

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The three leaders of city and county government and the school system (Dr. Steven Fisher, left, Mayor Rick Murphrey, and Jason Falls) pronounced the community “excellent� at the annual “State of Community� breakfast sponsored by the Cleveland County Chamber last Wednesday morning. Photo by ELLIS NOELL

City on track for 2014-15 “The city of Kings Mountain is proud of a perfect audit for 16 years, our general fund closed at 24% of last year expenses (the Local Government Commission requires 8%), and we have adopted a number of internal cost programs as we look forward to a new budget year'' said Mayor Rick Murphrey who presented a PowerPoint presentation detailing how departments stayed within their budgets last year and the projected budget for 201415. One of the biggest projects ever is the $33M water and sewer expansion project for which the city borrowed the money for a 20- year, no interest state revolving fund (SRF) for these projects which include a new 36- inch water line from Moss Lake to the city limits. This year NTE Energy announced plans to construct, own and operate the Kings Mountain Energy Center, a 480MW natural gas electric generation facility off Dixon School Road at I-85. When completed, the plant will supply electricity to power approximately 300,000 homes and represent an investment of $450M, providing numerous benefits to Kings Mountain. The mayor also mentioned that the city has installed fiber optics to municipal buildings and vital infrastructure and a $2,000/month in savings. The city will soon be offering rack space for local business to store their information in an affordable yet secure environment. Kings Mountain is the only city in the south to fully implement “Smart Meter� in electric, gas and water and a Smart Meter Fair will be held June 11. Jason Falls, chairman of

the county board of commissioners, presented a PowerPoint presentation which detailed a county proposed county budget that has no tax increase. He said the county is seeing increased health care costs and is partnering with Cleveland Community college in workforce development. The county has completed phase I of the county/state Wildlife Commission public shooting range and will soon integrate a Human Services campus which will join DSS and the Health Department. This will be a one stop shop for Cleveland County residents, he said, adding that the new county health department could be open by the end of 2014. The site for the new combined facilities is behind the current DSS on South Post Road in Shelby. Falls said upgrades to the animal control program will be a model for our communities and the gas chamber will be eliminated at this site. Property tax revaluation is slated for 2016, he said. A task force to encourage more retail business in the county is hard at work and he announced plans for remodeling Cleveland Mall and to welcome a new business, Dunham's Sports. He said the county expects to end the fiscal year with an over 16% fund balance. Like Kings Mountain city, employees of the county will receive a 2% cost of living raise in the new year budget and the tax rates will remain the same for both Kings Mountain and Cleveland County. Jack Hamrick, chairman of the county board of education, took the occasion to recognize the retiring Supt. Dr.

Facility inspections Cleveland County Health Department facility inspections for the period May 19-23 included: My Grandpa's Country Store, Bethlehem Rd., 95 and Kings Mountain Care Center, York Road, 90.

  

    

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Bruce Boyles and he was given a round of applause. Hamrick presented Kings Mountain native Dr. Stephen Fisher who will become the new superintendent July 1. Hamrick presented a PowerPoint that featured performance records of Kings Mountain students. He said this is the second year that Cleveland County Schools has seen an increase in the graduation rate and there is a 66% decrease in drop outs. Eighteen percent of teachers are nationally certified and 35% of the faculty holds advanced degrees. He congratulated Kings Mountain High School Symphonic chorale for 39 years of top awards and KMHS Band for 34 years of superior ratings in grade IV music. He congratulated KMHS for successful implementation of a Smart Lunch program and said West Elementary School is one of only seven schools in the state recognized as Blue Ribbon Schools. “The new field house at KMH is the way of the future,'' he said, heaping congratulations on the Touchdown Club sponsorship and the entire community that raised funds to build it. Improvements have included a new soccer field, a new greenhouse, a new softball field house for high school and middle school girls, new stage curtains at Barnes Auditorium, repainting at the high school and more security doors. He also recognized Shearra Miller, vice chairman of the school board who is state president of the NC School Boards Association. Breakfast sponsors were Kings Mountain Hospital of which Alex Bell is Administrator and vice-president of Cleveland County Healthcare System, and Southeastern Container of which Charles Roach is General Manager. Micki Padgett, chairman of the board of Cleveland County Chamber, gave the welcome and invocation. Doug Sharp, interim Chamber president, introduced officials and speakers.

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Saturday was another gorgeous market day at Foothills Farmers’ Market Kings Mountain! The morning looked like it might be a bit rainy first thing, but the clouds opened just Margot Plonk enough for the sun to Foothills Farmers Market periodically peek through. There was also a cool breeze, which kept things very comfortable! Rumor has it that Lineberger’s Maple Springs Farms will be on hand Saturday with blackberries. Blackberries just make you think of summer, don’t they? Both strawberries and blackberries are extremely high in Ellagic acid, an antioxidant that acts like a scavenger. This reportedly can make cancer- causing chemicals inactive. It also helps to reduce the genetic damage that can be caused by air pollution and tobacco smoke. They also contain other antioxidants that help lower blood pressure and are a deterrent to cardiovascular disease. So, pie and cobbler bakers- get ready to bake some “health food� for your families! Burton Farms had some absolutely gorgeous produce once again. The purple and green broccoli made for gorgeous photographs! I understand yellow broccoli will be at the market this coming Saturday as well. Although I haven’t yet tried it, I understand the alternative broccoli colors taste the same as the green, it just add a splash color to your dinner plate. They also had the first baby crookneck and straight-neck squash I have seen at market. Chef Marty from Inn of the Patriots snapped some of these up, along with beets and spring

onions. The pictures he posted Sunday on Facebook were frame-worthy. Do you remember the small cedar chests that a local furniture store used to offer and market as “the perfect graduation gift?� BMC woodworking has mini cedar chests as well as striking, full sized ones. Each is well built, of cedar, and is an absolute work of art! Cedar is naturally resistant to rot, decay and is insect resistant, besides being absolutely beautiful! Among other things, Bennie also has hand built birdhouses and feeders and is very knowledgeable about birds. Come meet this interesting gentleman- you’ll be glad you did! As more produce starts to come in, additional vendors will be joining us every week. You owe it to yourself to come and check out the variety of goods and services at Foothills Farmers Market . Get to know your local artisans and farmers! I promise it will make a positive difference in your life!

SMART METERS: public invited to citizen fair on new technology From page 1A meters, according to city officials. Customers will be able to access up-to-date information about their usage through the www.cityofkm.com web site. Information about individual accounts will also be available on cell phones that are capable of connecting with the internet, city officials said. “They’re designed to save the city money and to help customers to manage their money,� said Mayor Rick Murphrey. “A lot of towns are using smart meters for one utility, maybe two. We’re the only municipality to have all three.� The mayor will join city council members and staff members of the city’s Energy Services at a citizen fair next Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Patrick Senior Center to demonstrate the new technology and to answer questions from customers. Visitors to the fair will be able to sign

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up for a raffle at a chance to win iPads and a flat-screen television. Officials will help those interested sign up for access to the information portal at the fair, which will also offer popcorn and cotton candy. “It’s for people to come by and ask questions,� Murphrey said. “We’ll have the energy services staff there to answer questions.� The idea behind smart meters is to give customers as much current information about their usage as possible. Homeowners and business owners will be able to access daily and even hourly information on their electrical use. For water and gas consumption, they will be able to get information on a per-day basis. For electric customers, smart meters will generate a bill projection based on current usage and usage patterns. Smart meters eliminate the need for monthly visits from door-to-door meter readers, city officials said. They’re also intended to provide accurate information about outages and restoration times and to increase efficiency – letting its workers spend less time on the road reading meters and hunting down problems. The city is providing information about the smart meters to its customers through billing inserts. City leaders say they are proud of the program and the fact

that they are leading the country in their implementation. They’re already fielding interest from other towns who are considering adopting smart meters of their own. Last week, the mayor, city manager and other officials of Red Springs, a small town in Robeson County, visited to check out the project and meet with staff members from the Energy Services Department. Red Springs provides water and electricity services to its residents and is considering adopting smart meters. The city has hired a third party -- Utility Partners of America, of Greenville, S.C. -- to handle the large retrofitting and equipment upgrade job over the summer. Workers from that company will come to every customer's house, knock on the door to make sure it’s a good time to cut the main power for a few minutes and get to work. If they cannot reach anyone but have no trouble accessing the equipment, they will carry out the upgrades at that time. If there is an impediment, such as a locked gate or shrubbery, workers will leave a door hanger to notify customers that an appointment can be scheduled. To learn more about smart meters, visit www.cityofkm.com/portal.asp.

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Brooke Hayes, Trey Deason married Lauryn Brooke Hayes and Robert Neal (Trey) Deason were married Saturday, April 19, 2014 during a 2 p.m. ceremony at First Baptist Church with Dr. John W. (Chip) Sloan Jr. officiating. Heather Bundon was organist for the program of wedding music and her husband Jonathan was vocalist. Mr. Bundon sang "Open the Eyes," "Surely the Presence," and “The Lord's Prayer." The marriage ceremony included the reading of I Corinthians 13 and Matthew 19, as well as the lighting of the Unity candle after the exchange of vows and rings. The altar of the church was enhanced by a beautiful wooden vine trellis that was covered in Coolwater roses, lavender hydrangea, liatris, larkspur and fern. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a formal ivory wedding gown designed by Eden. The gown was a dramatic strapless of Royal Duchess Satin and Luxe organza. The lace appliqued bodice was delicately hand beaded and accented at the natural waist with a handmade floral belt. The full A-line skirt was covered with asymmetric organza ruffles. Her fingertip veil of illusion was trimmed with delicate bead work and pearls and attached to a Bel Aire comb covered with Swarovski crystals and pearls. The comb was given to the bride by her maternal grandmother, the late Judy Herndon. She carried a bridal bouquet of Coolwater roses and liatris. For “something old” the bride wore an heirloom broach from her maternal grandmother. Hannah Caitlin McGill attended her cousin as maid of honor. She wore a champagne Alfred Angelo short dress. Bridesmaids were Mary Catherine Dellinger and Virginia Eleanor Dellinger of Kings Mountain; Nikki Renee Deason, sister of the

groom of Iron Station; Marilyn Elizabeth Bunch of Charlotte; Jessica Lynn Sprouse of Kings Mountain; Mary Rebecca Huffstetler of Crouse; and Tamra Dover Greason of Shelby. All the attendants wore Alfred Angelo short plum dresses. They carried bouquets of Coolwater roses, liatris, larkspur and stock. Best man for the groom was his father, Leslie Ray (Tug) Deason. Ushers were Tyler Logan Leach of Wilmington, Ryan Blake Leach of Raleigh, William Logan McGill of Boone, cousins of the bride; Ward William Dellinger of Kings Mountain, Ricky Dean Martin of Alexis, Matthew Dewayne Isenhour of Concord and Greg Allen Isenhour of Gastonia. Karla Moore Drennan and Connor Drew Blalock presided at the register. Sarah Elizabeth Drennan distributed programs. Mrs. Debbie Robinson directed the wedding. After the ceremony the bride's parents entertained at a beautifully appointed wedding reception at the Kings Mountain Woman's Club where the wedding colors were featured in the decorations. The bride's Aunt Sally Carpenter decorated. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jonas Lynn Hayes of Kings Mountain. She is a 2009 graduate of Kings Mountain High School and a 2013 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She is employed with Cleveland County Schools as a kindergarten teacher. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Ray (Tug) Deason of Iron Station. He is a 2008 graduate of East Gaston High School and is employed with the The Town of Stanley. After a honeymoon cruise to St. Thomas, Grand Turks, Bahamas, and Puerto Rico, the newlyweds are at home in Alexis, NC.

Casey Erin Whaley and James Andrew Childers

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Roy Clifford Whaley of Cove City, NC announces the engagement of his daughter, Casey Erin Whaley of Wilson, NC, to James Andrew Fitzgerald Childers of Kings Mountain, son of James Nathan Childers and Martha Nicholson Anderson of Kings Mountain. The bride-to-be-is also the beloved daughter of the late Phillipia McCoy Whaley of Cove City and the granddaughter of Phillip Grayson McCoy of Cove City, Dorothy Davis SharpeGomez of Kinston and the late Harold Mercer Whaley of Kinston and the late Doris Grace Wetherington Whaley of Grafton, VA. The bridegroom-elect is

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GROVER: Board to meet on proposed budget From page 1A festival. Councilmen have previously received stipends of $75 each per month and the mayor's salary previously was $300 per month. Those cuts will amount to over $28,000 in savings, Willis explained, the cuts due to budget restraints. The budget proposes a 2% cost of living increase to the town's six employees. For fiscal year 2014-15 Grover residents will pay a tax rate of 39 cents per $100 property valuation, which includes 10 cents for debt retirement of the existing

sewer system and construction loans and necessary operational expense for the Grover Municipal Sewer System. There is a 10% increase in sewer charges and the amount that citizens are charged is determined by the amount of water usage. There is a one dollar additional fee for trash collection and that fee depends on the number of containers utilized by residents. Public hearing on the proposed budget will be held June 24 at 6 p.m. at Town Hall in Grover.

Diabetes prevention classes A yearlong course of Diabetes Prevention classes will begin Thursday, June 12, at the Kings Mountain YMCA. Classes are 6:30 to 7:30 on Thursdays. The program provides a supportive environment where participants work together in a small group to learn about healthier eating and increasing their physical activity in order to reduce their risk for developing diabetes. The program, which is led by a certified Lifestyle Coach in a classroom setting, is delivered over a 12month period, beginning with 16 weekly sessions followed by monthly maintenance. In order to qualify for the program, participants must

be at least 18 years of age, overweight (BMI>25) and at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes, or have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes. For more information about the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program, please contact Ashley Harris, RN at (704)-669-3631 or aharris@clevecoymca.org.

the grandson of Jessy Boyd Nicholson and the late Virginia Stiles Nicholson of Kings Mountain and the late James Albert and Ann Dellinger Childers of Kings Mountain. Miss Whaley graduated from Appalachian State University and East Carolina University and is employed as Minister of Music and Organist at First Christian Church in Wilson, NC. The bridegroom-to-be graduated from Wingate University and is employed by Edgecombe County Public Schools at Southwest Edgecombe High School. The wedding will take place July 26 at First Christian Church in Wilson, NC.

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It is SAD I recently attended the Memorial Day Ceremony at Patriots Park in Kings Mountain. It appeared that most of those Abraham Ruff that attended Guest Editorial were veterans and their family. Dr. Sincox, was the guest speaker. He talked about the national debt we owe the thousands of Americans that have given their life for the freedom we enjoy. He talked about how we should pause each day to remember these courageous heroes that were willing to lay their life down for the rest of us. He talked about how without their sacrifice we would not enjoy the freedom we enjoy today. James Medlin, leader of the local Viet Nam Veterans Group, did the toast to the Flag. Mayor Murphy and

Dr. Sincox placed a wreath in front of the Patriots Wall as Curtis Thrift, the American Legion commander, read the names of the people from Kings Mountain that died in WWI, WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. It is SAD that only a few people elected to attend the event. It is SAD that so many have forgotten the meaning of Memorial Day. I guess they had something more pressing. It is SAD! It is SAD that we have forgotten what Memorial Day is all about. We have taught our children this is the day we start summer. It is the day we cook out and have fun. It is a day we are off from work or out of school. The real meaning of Memorial Day is forgotten. It is SAD! Several years ago I attended a Memorial Day Event that made me realize the meaning had been forgotten. The speaker asked the veterans to stand up and be recognized. The speaker never mentioned those that had given their life for our freedom. When the event was over I told the speaker that I thought he had gotten Veterans Day and Memorial Day mixed up. Guess what he

said? He said, “It did not matter�. Well it does matter. It made me SAD. The meaning has been forgotten. It is SAD! Memorial Day is not just for Veterans that have given their life defending this country. Memorial Day should be a day we honor all who have given their life for our freedom. The meaning has been forgotten. It is SAD! Memorial Day is a day we should all take time to remember the men and women that have given their all so we can enjoy the freedom we enjoy today. We should remember The Firemen, The Rescue Worker, The Policeman, and The Soldier that gave their life for our freedom and way of life. We should not forget the price that has been paid and how much we owe these brave Americans. It is SAD! It is SAD that we have forgotten the debt we owe for our freedom. It is SAD! It is SAD that we take our freedom for granted. It is SAD! It is SAD that so many have forgotten the reason for Memorial Day! It is SAD!!!

Letters to the Editor To the Editor: Some supporters of a proposed casino in Kings Mountain talk of an imaginary number of jobs one would bring to our area. That pie in the sky dream is padded with false numbers, especially as it relates to the people already living here. The other major group of supporters say it's a personal choice and if one is of strong faith and will power they will not go to the casino. That is paramount to saying those who are weak will go and they are the very ones to suffer the most and generally they are of the poorer of the citizens. People of faith are also still faced with daily temptation and while their faith may make them stronger it doesn't render them infallible. Following are my visions for Kings Mountain if a casino comes and those visions are based on the history of other towns that have casinos in their areas: News Flash: Kings Mountain and Cleveland County land huge job opportunities due to casino. Immediate openings for additional County Social workers, paid for by tax money of honest, God fearing citizens to attend to the needs of those who lost their life savings, housing and all other assets. Immediate opening for County Health Physicians, Psychologists and Psychiatrists, paid by tax money of honest , God fearing citizens to help the fallen, the depressed and the suicidal. Immediate openings for additional County and City law enforcement and the cars and equipment they will require to handle the increased crime, paid by tax money of

honest, God fearing citizens. Immediate need for more food closets and crisis ministries to feed those that cannot feed themselves. Paid for out of the pockets of hard working Christians that try to carry out God's desires for us. Immediate openings for thieves and criminals of all sorts. Illegal, so no permit required and no taxes collected. Just a slight risk of being caught in the act. Paid for by the community in different ways. Immediate openings for prostitutes. No application or permit required, just a desire to continue the Devil's work. Illegal, so no taxes withdrawn. Paid for by those drawn in by temptation. Funny thing about all those jobs. None of them produce income, just more cost and more taxes. The casino, if approved will be on Indian land with no requirement for them to pay taxes. The complex and casino on Indian land is not, to my knowledge, required to buy services from the City or the County, so where are the guarantees? My suggestion is circle the wagons, we're being attacked by folks that are not our friends as it is related to this issue, and they are being aided by those who refuse to listen to the warnings. You don't get a vote on this issue, but you do have a voice and an opportunity to demand elected officials withdraw their support of a casino. Seek out information and join the growing group that is demanding elected officials withdraw their support. It will make a difference. Beauford Burton

Sidewalk Survey

KMHS seniors were asked:

What are your plans after high school graduation?

Daniel Barrett I plan to attend Limestone College and play baseball and major in Physical Education. This summer I am playing Legion ball.

Hannah Christenburg I will be attending Clemson University and majoring in Chemistry/Biology. This summer my family and I are visiting in Canada.

Betzaira Saenz I am working at Bojangles and the YMCA this summer and have enrolled in the nursing program at East Carolina University.

Allen Williams This summer I will be visiting New York City and in the fall I will study at ECU and major in Theater Arts/Musical Theater.

Solomon Hawkins My goal is to take Biblical studies at either Clemson University or Barton University and also to run track.

Briauna White I am finishing up my CNA board tests and hope to work this summer. I plan to attend CPCC and my goal is to be a dental hygienist.

Taylor Blanton This summer I plan to visit Texas and go on a mission trip to Caswell Beach. I will attend GWU fall with a goal to become a psychologist.

Nina Bounpheng I plan to attend the NC State University summer program in Marketing Management and enroll as a freshman in the fall.

To the Editor: Have you seen the Kings Mountain Cemetery lately? The grass is really high, a lot of people have complained. It looks like they have put potting soil on the new graves but as you walk to them it looks like someone has set the graves on fire and they look burnt. The cemetery has gone down hill lately and it has never looked this way before. When there is a funeral they cut only the plot and a path to the grave. It's disrespectful. I have to cut my loved ones grave with a weed eater at least four times now and they are leaving the funeral flowers on the graves way too long. At least four graves have funeral flowers on them that are wilted brown and black. Please do something about the cemetery. It is a disgrace and disrespectful and this looks very bad on Kings Mountain's good reputation. Matthew Messick Kings Mountain

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[Jesus] replied, “It is not for you to know the times or periods that the Father has set by his own authority. 8But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be Josh Tucker Pastor my witnesses in St. Matthew’s Jerusalem, in all Lutheran Church Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.� 9When he had said this, as they were watching, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. 10While he was going and they were gazing up toward heaven, suddenly two men in white robes stood by them. 11They said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking up toward heaven? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.� Acts 1:7-11 Grace to you and peace in the name of

our risen Lord and Savior, Jesus the Christ. Amen. The ascension is the final act of Jesus’ human life in this world. It is in this act where we read about Jesus’ earthly body being taken up into heaven to be seated at the right hand of the Father. In the creedal faith, we profess our faith in Jesus’ crucifixion, death, resurrection and ascension, but it seems as if the ascension is often overlooked. However, the ascension is a very important part of Jesus’ ministry, a time where we can see God’s promises in motion. In the first chapter of Acts, Jesus appears again to his disciples after his death and resurrection. But when they see him, they are overly concerned with what Jesus will do next. They think that it is the right time for Jesus to establish his earthly kingdom. Jesus gives them the assurance that it is not the time for them to know the will of God the Father but that the Holy Spirit will soon come upon them. What they do not know is

that the will of God the Father is for Jesus to ascend into heaven and sit at his right hand. Jesus gives his disciples, and us today, the task of establishing his earthly kingdom as he empowers them in verse eight, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.� Jesus calls us to be his witness to the ends of the earth; we are called to build up his kingdom in the world by sharing his love with others and making disciples; and we are called to follow in the power of the Holy Spirit to make Jesus known through all that we say and do. We have come to the end of the Easter season in the Christian church and it is now that we celebrate Jesus’ ascension into heaven holding firm to our calling to be his witnesses in the world. Let us model our lives to reflect the life, death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

New services times To better serve the community, Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church will offer two Sunday worship times: 9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. All are welcome to attend these inspiration services in a casual environment. For more information visit www.crbc4him.com, or call 704-7394015. The church is located at 618 Chestnut Ridge Church Road in Kings Mountain.

Church fun day Gloryland Missionary Baptist Church will be giving back to the community on June 14 with free hotdogs, bouncy houses for the kids and gospel singing groups to entertain the public. Everyone welcome to enjoy a day full of fun in the sun.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mountain View Agape Church 506 Sparrow Springs Road 704-739-0160 Mt. Olive Baptist Church Compact School Road 704-739-4516 Mt. Zion Baptist Church 220 N. Watterson Street 704-739-8354

Pathway Baptist Church 3100 Parkdale Circle 704-734-0852 Patterson Grove Baptist Church 301 Oak Grove Road 704-739-5826 Peoples Baptist Church 1010 Groves Street 704-739-0398 Proclaiming the Word Ministries 7011 Cleveland Avenue

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

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

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

Resurrection Lutheran Church 600 Crescent Circle 704-739-5580

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

Royal Praise Ministries 2055 Shelby Rd.

Featured Church of the Week: Cornerstone Church of God Saint Matthew’s Lutheran Church 201 N. Piedmont Avenue 704-739-7466 Second Baptist Church 120 Linwood Road 704-739-4216 Shady Grove Baptist Church 339 Shady Grove Road 704-739-8920 St. Paul United Methodist Church N. Cansler Street 704-739-1256 Sunrise Baptist Church 208 Mail Road 704-692-3007 Temple Baptist Church 612 N. Cansler Street 704-739-4716 The Favor Center Church 602 Slater Street

704-739-9230 True Gospel Holiness Church 1608 Shelby Road 704-739-6764

 

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

423 Cleveland Avenue 704-937-3010

Vestibule AME Zion Church 2175 Vestibule Church Road 704-739-7961 Westover Baptist Church 114 Westover Drive   Bethesda United Methodist Church 3714 S. New Hope Rd Grace Community Advent Christian Church 206 West 3rd Avenue

Carolina Praise and Worship Center 201 N. Main Street 704-937-7541 First Apostolic Church of Blacksburg 205 E. Cherokee St. Blacksburg, SC704-9377390864-839-1873  New Testament Missionary Baptist Church

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■ OBITUARIES James “JR” Grindstaff U.S. Army veteran KINGS MOUNTAIN James “JR” Grindstaff, 69, of Kings Mountain, went home to be with the Lord Friday, May 23, 2014, at Charles A. George V.A. Medical Center in Asheville. A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Fred and Ellen McNeill Grindstaff. He was also preceded in death by a sister: Maphra Armstrong and a son: Chris Grindstaff. “JR” was a US Army Vietnam Veteran and a Purple Heart recipient. He retired from Eastern Airlines and was a former employee of Bryant Electric Supply. He was of the Presbyterian faith. Surviving are his wife of 17 years: Artella Moore Grindstaff; a son: Randy Grindstaff of Forsyth, GA; a daughter: Jamie Grindstaff of Ft. Payne, AL; four step children: Rhonda Roseboro and Cindy Wood of Kings Mountain, Lisa Davis of Gaffney, SC, and James Farris of Polkton, NC; a granddaughter; seven step grandchildren; seven step

Robert B. Luther Jr. U.S. Army veteran KINGS MOUNTAIN – Robert Bruce Luther Jr., 69, of Lawndale, passed away Thursday, May 29, 2014, at Kings Mountain Hospice House. Son of the late Robert Bruce and Nora Belle Tyson Luther, he served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. Preceding him in death were his wife, Reva Crane Luther; brothers Clarence and Ransom Luther; and sister, Mildred Shawlene Luther. Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Sammy Sikes and their children, Tara and Trista of Lawndale; daughter Susan

great grandchildren; three sisters: Velma Conrad of Burnsville and St. Louis, Betty Frye of Burnsville and Maxine Duncan of Spruce Pine; and, a brother: Philip Grindstaff of Stockbridge, GA. Funeral services were held at 2 pm. Wednesday, May 28, 2014 in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home in Burnsville. Rev. Scott Hardin officiated and burial was in the Grindstaff Cemetery on Halls Chapel Road, Burnsville, with military grave rites conducted by Sgt. E. L. Randolph Chapter 57 DAV. The family received friends two hours prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Life Enrichment Center of Kings Mountain, 222 Kings Mountain Blvd., Kings Mountain, NC 28086. To view this obituary online or send a condolence visit www.holcombebrothers.com

Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home Michelle Miller of Lawrence, KS; brother, Ronnie Luther of Waxhaw; sisters Nora Gleason and Elaine Cunningham of Kings Mountain, Kay Oxendine of Hamlet, Carolyn Gleason of Stanley and Mickey Craine of Wabasha, MN. The visitation was 9 until 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 3 at Lutz-Austell Funeral Home. A graveside service, with military rites, followed at 1 p.m. at Salisbury National Cemetery. Lutz-Austell Funeral Home and Cremation Services is serving the Luther family.

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Charles “Chuck” Ledbetter U.S. Navy veteran SHELBY - Charles “Chuck” W. Ledbetter, age 76, a resident of Shelby, NC, died at Kings Mountain Hospice House on Tuesday, May 27, 2014. He was born in Kings Mountain on October 29, 1937, the son of Nelson E. Ledbetter and Myrtle Smith Ledbetter. Chief Petty Officer Ledbetter served in the US Navy from 1956 until 1977. He served on the USS INTREPID during the ship’s deployment to retrieve astronauts. Chief Ledbetter also did two tours of duty aboard the USS DAVIDSON off the coast of Vietnam during the Vietnam War. He served at Naval Facility, Cape May, New Jersey; Naval Facility, Bermuda; Naval Communications Unit, Argentia, Newfoundland; Naval Communication Station, Morocco; and Naval Station, Charleston, South Carolina (two tours). For his service to his country in both peace and war he earned the following medals and awards: Navy Commendation Medal, Meritorious Unit Medal, Navy Good Conduct Medal (with Four Bronze Stars), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal (with Three Bronze Stars), and Vietnam Campaign Medal (with Device). Chief Ledbetter loved to tell his “Sea Stories” and was very proud of his time in the US Navy. After his retirement from the US Navy, he worked as a communications technician. He loved to hike, and successfully hiked sections

of the Appalachian Trail from Springer Mt. Georgia to Newfound Gap NC and from Unicoi, Tennesee to Damascus, Virginia. He loved to spend time reading, fishing at the Outer Banks with his best friend Jim, traveling, working in his yard and always playing with his dogs. He was a wonderful loving husband and father to his wife and family. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Gary Ledbetter, his first wife Dianne Shipper. Chief Ledbetter is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Kathy Turner Ledbetter, and his children, Wayde and Terri Ledbetter, Dale and Myra Ledbetter, Rose and Eric Ray, Trent and Liz Hoyle, and Lacy Hoyle. He is also survived by several grandchildren: Tosha and Dennis Cole, Kaylin Ledbetter, Ashley Ledbetter, Devin Ledbetter, Raven Hoyle, Drew Hoyle, Ethan Hoyle, Dia Ray, Emma Ray, Robert Allard, and Davina Gibson, as well as his great grandchildren: Baylee Stroup, Gabe Stroup, Anna Cole, Jacob Cole, and Brooklyn Allard. He is also survived by his three loving dogs Oliver, Shadow, and Sally. The family would like to thank his Hospice team, Tara, Priscilla, and Terry and all the on call nurses for their professionalism and their compassionate loving care of our loved one, as well as the Kings Mountain Hospice House for their compassionate care in Chief Ledbetter’s final days. A memorial service was held at Ollie Harris Memorial Chapel, Kings Mountain Saturday, May 31, 3:00 p.m., with Rev. Joe Turner, Jr. officiating. Visitation was 1:00 – 2:30 P.M. Saturday, May 31, prior to the service at Harris Funeral Home. Interment with Military Honors provided by the Marine Corp League Foothills Detachment was at Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain. Memorials may be sent to Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC 28150 or Cleveland County Humane Society, 1609 E. Marion Street, Shelby, NC 28150 A guest registry is available at www.harrisfun erals.com. Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain.

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Barb Fretto SHELBY-Barbara Ann Allman Fretto, 56, passed away on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 5 a.m. Funeral services were held Saturday 10 a.m at PutMargie Griffin SHELBY - Margie Matthew Griffin, 91, passed away Saturday, May 31, 2014, at her home. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 4 p.m., at

nam Memorial Baptist Church, with Revs. Bryan Glisson and Gary Marburger officiating. The family received friends Friday, 6-7:30 p.m. at Clay-Barnette Funeral Home. Faith Baptist Church. The family received friends Monday, 6-7:30 p.m., at Clay-Barnette Funeral Home, and other times at the home. Burial is at Faith Baptist Church Cemetery.

■ POLICE ARRESTS MAY 29: Ebony Shantel Hillman, 26, 102 N. City St., second degree trespassing, $2500 bond, secured. MAY 29: Andi Kirby Miller, 33, Shelby, intoxicated and disruptive, resisting public officer, $3,000 bond, secured. MAY 30: Chequita Monique Harrison, 31, 800 E. Ridge St.. Assault with deadly weapon, $500 bond, secured. CITATIONS MAY 26: A 17-year-old male was cited for taking a boonie hat valued at $35. MAY 29: A 16-year-old male was cited for carrying a small pocket knife belonging to Cleveland County Schools. INCIDENTS MAY 24: Ingles 147, 2111 Shelby Rd., reported shoplifting of $300 worth of meats. MAY 28: A resident of Fulton Street reported identity fraud.

MAY 28: A resident of Spring Court reported cyber stalking, someone gained access into her computer. MAY 30: N.C. Department of Transportation, Shelby, reported theft of $1050 in construction supplies from a construction site at NC 216 at US 74 West. MAY 31: A resident of York Road reported that his vehicle windshield was damaged by someone throwing a rock from the top of the bridge at NC 216. MAY 31: Spectrum Mills, 136 Patterson Rd., reported a break-in and theft of $5200 worth of copper connection blades. WRECKS MAY 28: Officer H.W. Carpenter said that a parked vehicle owned by Jodi Hartman of Fallston was struck by a hit and run driver on East King Street. Property damages were estimated at $4,000.

Missionaries to share experiences at East Gold Wesleyan Church East Gold Street Wesleyan Church will welcome three missionaries at upcoming services. Angelia Hemrick, missionary in Guyana where she is in full time ministry in a squatter community that is home to more than 100 orphans and vulnerable children, will speak Wednesday evening, June 4, at 7 p.m. A love offering will be received. Missionaries Bob and Brenda Bagley will speak at the 11 a.m. service on Sunday, June 8. A love offering will be received. Former missionary kids, the Bagleys accepted the call to serve in full time ministry as teenagers. They served as Global Partners missionaries to Southern Africa from 1982 through 2004. While

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ESTRIDGE: KMHS top teacher From page 1A much that you could see yourself teaching? ESTRIDGE: When I was in high school, I wanted to be an artist. I loved to draw and paint and just assumed that’s what I would do one day. Then, in 10th grade I took chemistry from one of the best teachers that I have ever had. I failed his first test, but he didn’t give up on me and eventually chemistry became my favorite subject. KMH: Do you still remember some of your favorite teachers and professors? ESTRIDGE: Steve Teeter – West Stanly High School, Oakboro, N.C. I always wonder what I would have ended up doing if I had not been blessed to have such a wonderful chemistry teacher and had the opportunity to find out that I really enjoyed the subject. I entered his classroom ready to not like science and he changed that. KMH: What kind of impact did the best ones have on you? ESTRIDGE: He encouraged me to pursue science in college (although he was a geologist before his teaching career and would have loved to see me major in geology – was always trying to talk me into it!). KMH: What about the worst ones? ESTRIDGE: None really come to mind! KMH: Did you know you wanted to be a teacher at an early age -- or did you transition to that field after working in another? ESTRIDGE:ESTRIDGE: I transitioned into the field later. After being accepted into their summer program as a rising high school senior, I attended N.C. State University and earned a BS in Textile Polymer Chemistry. At that point I had no intention of ever teaching. KMH: Have you been able to keep in touch with some of your students after they've graduated? ESTRIDGE: Yes! I have been to weddings, baby showers, graduation parties, etc… Some of them are now my colleagues. KMH: Where did you grow up? What led you to live and work in Kings Mountain? ESTRIDGE: I grew up in Locust, N.C., and attended West Stanly High School. Upon graduating from N.C. State I accepted

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a position with Spectrum Dyed Yarns for their management trainee program. I eventually served as the Dye Lab Manager and worked there until making the decision to teach. KMH: What are some of the best qualities of Kings Mountain High School? ESTRIDGE: We are a staff that never hesitates to step up and do whatever is best for students. We have high expectations and the kids know it. They rise to the occasion because they know we expect their best effort. KMH: As far as high schools students today, what are the traits and characteristics you think they need more than ever to be successful college students and good candidates for jobs as they enter the work force? ESTRIDGE: HONEST WORK ETHIC is the most important characteristic that students need. They need to know that there is no replacement for hard work and that hard, honest work will lead to success and respect. It does not matter what you do as much as it matters how you do it. I tell my students frequently, whatever you decide to do one day, do it well and always be honest. Be the best at what you do. I think students (and adults) are often plagued by the need for instant gratification in this age of technology and we all need to remember that it takes work to get there. I want students to take what is in front of them and do their best with what they have. They also need to know how to deal with failure. Everyone is not perfect all the time and students need to know how to deal with failure– learn from it and make better decisions later. They need to learn how to recover from mistakes and that it’s ok to mess up once in a while. KMH: Can you tell us a little about your life outside of school? Any cool interests or hobbies? ESTRIDGE: I attend Elizabeth Baptist Church in Shelby. I enjoy reading, exercise, baking, working in the yard and travel. I have a Master’s Degree in School Administration from GWU and I am a certified REFIT instructor. I teach exercise classes (REFIT) at the Dover YMCA and also volunteer as a REFIT instructor at Elizabeth Baptist Church several hours each week. I am married to David Estridge and have two boys – Andrew and Kaleb.

From page 1A Awareness Group have visited city council and county commission meetings to talk about how they feel a casino negatively impacts a community. Rev. Scott Whitney, pastor of East Gold Street Wesleyan Church, Adam Forcade, Beauford Burton and Brian Denim, all active in the Kings Mountain Awareness Group, asked city council again to withdraw support of a proposed casino. “In the Old Testament Book of Ezekiel chapter 33, we find the people of the land selecting a man from their territory for the distinct purpose of making him their watchman. It almost sounds like the modern day election process," said Whitney. When the watchman sees the

enemy coming he sounds the alarm to warn the people. If he doesn't sound the alarm he is responsible for their captivity. “You are a watchman over the good citizens of Kings Mountain. The Bible teaches that the Almighty God placed you all in those seats to do His bidding. Your continued support of the casino proposed for Kings Mountain is not looking out for the best interest of our citizens and it is certainly not supporting the high will of God, that so many of us clearly see described in the Bible. In supporting this casino you are welcoming with open arms prostitution, illegal drugs, theft, addiction, and the abuse and oppression of poor,’’ added Whitney. “I implore you publicly,

CASINO: Miller apologizes From page 1A motion and a vote. Whenever I or another council member speaks we only speak for ourselves. I do not have the authority to speak for the mayor, the council or other council members. ''I apologize to my fellow council members and the mayor for all the calls you may have received asking if I was speaking for you or for the council. I also apologize for any difficulty this may have caused you. ''I also apologize more broadly to all of our officials and staff and citizens throughout the county. My paper contained some very poorly worded passages that seemed to imply some offensive things I did not mean the

way they may have sounded. There are also a few things in my paper that were very poor judgment on my part to have included at all. This has caused tension and strife within our county that should not have happened. I am truly sorry to all that were hurt or offended. Please forgive me. ''Last, I think it is a testimony to the unity of our county governments that we can weather storm or strife like the last few days and emerge as united as we were before to work together for the good of all our citizens. You do not find many places that enjoy the cooperation and dedication of government staff and officials that we enjoy here in Cleveland County. It is a great place to live, work, worship and play.''

withdraw your support of this casino. Blow the trumpet sound of warning against it," he said. Burton and Forcade pointed to what they consider negative spiritual and moral impact, and quoted statistics and media propaganda of a promise initially of 5,000 jobs. How many jobs does it take to destroy families? asked Forcade, chairman of the citizen’s group. Denim said he and his family moved to Kings Mountain in 2000. He said, ‘We’ve seen a lot of statistics and numbers but my concern is for the children. I moved here to a small town because it’s a good place to live and raise a family. Gambling promotes so many unhealthy things. If a casino comes, I will not reside in Kings Mountain.”

Country breakfast Bethel United El Methodist Church members will serve the traditional country breakfast from 6:30 a.m.-10 a.m. Saturday morning, June 7. A bake sale will also be held. For take-outs, call 704-739-9174.

VBS kick-off Dover Baptist Church, 1505 Polkville Road, Shelby, will kick-off Vacation Bible School on Sunday, June 8 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. and prepare to get wet. VBS instruction will be held June 9-12 from 5:15-8:30 p.m. with a cookout on June 13 from 4-5 p.m. Bible School is for babies through students finishing 6th grade and for adults. The theme is “SON Treasure Island.”

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Top Rated New Vehicles for Seniors Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend any credible resources that rate the best vehicles for older drivers? My wife and I are both in our seventies and are looking to purchase a new automobile but could use some help choosing one that’s age friendly. What can you tell us?

While there are a number of websites that rate new vehicles for older drivers, one of the most credible is Edmunds.com, a top-rated online resource for automotive research information. For 2014, they developed a list of “top 10 vehicles for seniors” based on user-friendly features that help compensate for many of the physical changes – like diminished vision, arthritis, and range of motion loss – that can come with aging. But before we get to the list, here is a rundown of different features that are available on many new vehicles today and how they can help with various agerelated physical problems. So depending

on what ails you or your wife, here’s what to look for. Knee, hip or leg problems: For comfort, a better fit, and easier entry and exit, look for vehicles that have six-way adjustable power seats that move the seat forward and backward, up and down, and the seat-back forward and backward. Also look for low door thresholds and seat heights that don’t require too much bending or climbing to get into. Leather or faux leather seats are also easier to slide in and out of than cloth seats. Limited upper body range of motion: If you have difficulty looking over your shoulder to back up or merge into traffic, look for vehicles with a large rear window for better visibility, wide-angle mirrors which can minimize blind spots, back-up cameras, active parallel park assistance, and blind-spot warning systems that alert you to objects in the way. Also, for comfort and fit, consider vehicles that have a tilt and telescoping steering wheel, adjustable seatbelts, and heated seats with lumbar support. Arthritic hands: To help with difficult and painful gripping and turning problems, features that can help include a

keyless entry and a push-button ignition, a thicker steering wheel, power mirrors and seats, and larger dashboard controls. And in SUVs and crossovers, an automatic tailgate closer can be a real bonus. Diminished vision: Look for vehicles with larger instrument panels and dashboard controls with contrasting text that’s easier to see. And those with sensitivity to glare will benefit from extendable sun visors, auto-dimming rearview mirror and glare reducing side mirrors. Short and/or overweight: Look for six-way adjustable seats, adjustable foot pedals and a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel. Here is Edmunds list of top 10 vehicles for 2014 listed in alphabetical order. Each offers features designed to support drivers coping with the conditions discussed above. Their picks include both sedans and SUVs, and range from topof-the-line luxury models to those with more affordable price tags. Acura RDX SUV, Audi A8 Sedan, Ford Taurus Sedan, Honda Accord Sedan, Hyundai Sonata Sedan, Lexus ES 350 Sedan, Mazda CX-9 SUV, Mer-

cedes-Benz E-Class Sedan, Toyota Avalon Sedan and Volkswagen Passat. To read more about the details of these choices visit edmunds.com and type in “Top 10 vehicles for seniors for 2014” into their search bar. Another excellent resource that can help you chose a vehicle that meets your needs is the American Automobile Association’s online tool called “Smart Features for Older Drivers.” At seniordriving.aaa.com/smartfeatures you can input the areas you have problems with – like knee problems, arthritic hands or a stiff upper body – and the tool will identify the makes and models that have the features that will best accommodate your needs. Although this tool looks at model-year 2013 vehicles, in many cases the features shown are carried over for 2014 models. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book.

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Chaz Gamble signs to play football with North Carolina Wesleyan â&#x20AC;&#x201C; pictured are: Back row - Ronny Funderburke, Greg Lloyd, Dustin Morehead; Front row - Marveter Gamble, Chaz Gamble, and Reginald Gamble

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Alex Grooms signs to play baseball with Guilford Tech Community College â&#x20AC;&#x201C; pictured are: Back row - Ronny Funderburke, Matt Bridges, Phil Smith, Brad Keller, John Barrow, Dustin Morehead; Front row - Julie Grooms, Alex Grooms, and Ed Grooms

Cooke and Allen new head coaches at KMH Kings Mountain High has two new head coaches in its winter sports programs. Athletic director Dustin Morehead announced today that Adam Cooke, P.E. teacher at West Elementary, will become the new head womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball coach and KMHS graduate Michael Allen will become the new swim coach.

Cooke will be assisted by his soon-to-be wife, Callie Teague, who has been teaching and coaching at Shelby but will be on the KMHS faculty next school year. Cooke replaces Mike Harris, who served as head womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball coach the past two seasons and took the Lady Mountaineers to the state playoffs this

year. Harris is giving up his basketball and track coaching duties to concentrate on being the defensive backs coach for the Mountaineer football team. Allen, who has been an assistant swim coach at KMHS for the past three years, takes over for Beth Calhoun, who served the past two seasons. Calhoun will remain on the KMHS

The U9 Vipers won the Kings Mountain Family YMCAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s U9 soccer tournament on Saturday May 31st. The Vipers finished the season at 8-3-1. Pictured with their medals are from l to r â&#x20AC;&#x201C; first row (bottom) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Caleb Marr, Connor Washburn, Eli Osborne, Alex Eaton. Second row (middle) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ricardo Diaz, Isiah Eskridge, Felipe Garcia, Brooke Hamrick, Brooke Waseman, Reed Cooper, Brayden Blair, Hunter Cruise. Not pictured Chloe Champion. Back row (last) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Coaches Cheque Garcia and Kevin Osborne

Reynolds, Wilson selected for SMAC team Kings Mountain placed infielders Alex Reynolds and Will Wilson on the 2014 All-South Mountain Athletic Conference baseball team which was announced Monday. Conference champion Burns, which advanced to the Western Regional before falling to defending state (2A) champion Monroe Piedmont, led in all-conference selections with five and also had the Coach of the Year (David Wise) and Pitcher of the Year (Alec Bivins). Bivins was joined on the all-conference team by teammates Jay Seagle, Bradley Evans and Brandon Alexander. Taylor Powell of Draughn was named Player of the Year and was joined on the all-conference team by teammates Ray Pierce and Grant Street. Shelby placed Jackson Mims, Cody Fitch and Chandler Young on the AllSMAC team and the lone Crest honoree was Bradley Keller. Other all-SMAC players were Tripp Hamrick, Chase Jenkins, Cameron Hodge

and John Bennett of East Rutherford, Josh Eppley and Hunter Henson of Chase, Conner Dailey of RS Central and Elijah Reese of East Burke.

Pop Warner football, cheerleading sign-ups begin Saturday, June 7 King Mountain Optimist Club is registering football players and cheerleaders for

the Pop Warner football program. Football players and cheerleaders are ages 5-12. Registration fee is due June 7-July 26. The cost is $65. After July 26 the registration fee is $75. Sign-ups will be held at Shu Carlton Stadium (formerly City Stadium) from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on June 7, 14, 21 and 28 and July 12, 19 and 26. For more information visit Facebook @Kings Mountain Optimist Club or email kmoptimist@outlook. com or call 704-734-1259 and ask for Mike or Amy. Anyone interested in coaching is asked to attend the meeting on Saturday, June 14 at 11 a.m. at the stadium.

faculty. Cooke recently completed his fifth year as a high school basketball coach, the last two as head JV girls coach at KMHS. Prior to that, he served three years at Crest, including one as varsity assistant and two as JV head coach. He has a 29-12 record as a head coach, including 16-6 the last two seasons at KMHS. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think he will be here for a while,â&#x20AC;? said athletic director Dustin Morehead. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have had a lot of turnover in womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball the last eight years and we hope he will bring stability to the program. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be good to have a female coach in the girls basketball program,â&#x20AC;? Morehead added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He and Callie will be married in June and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking forward to her being here.â&#x20AC;? Cooke said he and Coach Harris will meet with the varsity girls on Thursday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m excited; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great opportunity for me,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have a lot of talent and a lot of potential.â&#x20AC;? The Lady Mountaineers lost three seniors off this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team, including

1,000-point scorer Monique Petty, guard Taquisha Smith and forward Alecia Wade. Second leading scorer and leading rebounder, rising junior Tiffani Thompson, will be coming back as well as many other players that either started or saw a lot of playing time. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With Thompson coming back â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and we had a lot of good post players on the JV team â&#x20AC;&#x201C; we should have a good inside game,â&#x20AC;? Cooke said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But I really want to meet the girls and work with them over the summer before deciding what kind of offense and defense we will run.â&#x20AC;? Morehead also hopes Allen, who is not a teacher, will bring stability to the swimming program. He is a former state champion swimmer for the Mountaineers and has worked with area swimmers and is well known in Cleveland and surrounding counties. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He has a wealth of knowledge about swimming,â&#x20AC;? Morehead said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The kids look up to him and respect him for what he did when he was a student athlete here.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always been involved in the SAC swim program and the high school team since ninth grade. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s evident he has a passion for swimming and helping the kids be the best they can be.â&#x20AC;? Allen won the state championship in the 500freestyle in 2004 and was a member of the state championship 400-freestyle relay team in 2006. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m really excited and feel like we have a lot of potential for this coming season, especially with our girls team,â&#x20AC;? Allen said. The Lady Mountaineers will have all of their swimmers back. Allen helped coach freshman Kaitlyn Moss to a third place finish in the 50free in this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s state tournament. Moss was also a state finalist in the 200-yard freestyle and on two relay teams. Allen will be assisted by Tim Stroup. He said the swimmers will begin conditioning in the fall and officially begin pre-season practice on November 1.

Tillman to play in All-Star game Kings Mountain senior basketball star James Tillman has been selected to play in the prestigious EastWest All-Star Game July 21 in Greensboro.

Justice fires hole-in-one Clyde Justice made his fourth Hole In One on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 while playing with the Cleveland Senior Group at Kings Mountain Country Club. He was playing with golfing buddies, Ralph Justice, Keith Lacky and Richard Davis. Clyde used an 8 iron on the 113 yard par three 5th hole.

Tillman averaged 17 points per game this season and became a 1,000-point career scorer as he led the Mountaineers to an overall 18-9 record and three rounds in the state 3A playoffs. Tillman was All-SMAC, AllRegion and was nominated for the McDonaldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s AllAmerican Game. Tillman signed to play basketball at Cape Fear Community College.

Head coach of the West team will be Kings Mountain resident and Shelby head coach Aubrey Hollifield. Hollifieldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s star player, Gabe DeVoe, will also be on the West team. The East-West Game, which features the best senior players in North Carolina, is held in conjunction with the annual North Carolina High School Coaches Clinic.

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St. Matthewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pre-School presents â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Salute to Americaâ&#x20AC;? St. Matthewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s PreSchool held its spring program entitled â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Salute to Americaâ&#x20AC;? culminating with graduation exercises on Thursday, May 29. The students in Mrs. Sheila Ledfordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 3-year-old class and Ms. Elizabeth McGinnisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 4-year-old class were dressed in red, white, and blue outfits topped off with flag scarves. The patriotic theme was also carried out in decorations including a large American flag as the backdrop and red, white, and blue bunting draped across the front of the stage. Following a welcome by Mrs. Ina Blanton, pre-school director, and a greeting and opening prayer by The Rev. Josh Tucker, pastor of St. Matthewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lutheran Church, everyone stood for the Pledge of Allegiance. A medley of patriotic songs was presented by the children including My Country â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Tis of Thee, This Land is Your Land, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a Yankee Doodle Dandy, Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a Grand Ole Flag, This Is My Country, Yankee Doodle, and God Bless America. The final song, Proud to Be an American, was sung by Tracy Bolin with the children joining in on the chorus. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pomp and Circumstanceâ&#x20AC;? provided the musical background as Mrs. Blanton called each name for the presentation of diplomas to the 3-year-olds and then to the 4-year-olds who had donned blue caps and gowns as the graduating class of 2014. Mrs. Sis Bridges, assistant to the director who has been on staff since the pre-school opened in 1973, assisted Mrs. Blanton with the diplomas. Refreshments were

FOUR YEAR OLD CLASS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Pictured are members of the 4 year old class at St. Matthewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pre-School. Front row, from left, Christian Smith, Caroline Suber, Chloe Thongsamouth, and Rocky Lutz. Back row, from left, Gabriel Yarulin, Jayden Jarvis, Wesley Rayfield, and Nathaniel Knotts. Not pictured: Kevin Walker.

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THREE YEAR OLD CLASS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Pictured are members of the 3 year old class at St. Matthewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pre-School. From left, front row, Kai Frishmuth, Nickolas Moore and Liam Ruiz; back row, from left, Sarah Beth Melton, Avaclaire Moss, Gavin Stevenson, and Ethan Vandyke. served by the pre-school staff and board of directors. St. Matthewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s PreSchool, a state-licensed program of St. Matthewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lutheran Church located at 201 North Piedmont Avenue, recently celebrated its

40th year of service to the community, making it the longest continuously running program of its kind in the Kings Mountain area. Information is available from the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s director at 704-739-7467.

Rev. Bridges addresses KMHS Class of 2014 How will you remember this night? What will be your legacy? Rev. John Bridges, Assistant Vice President for Advancement of Religious Studies at Gardner-Webb University, posed the question to the 280 members of the graduating class of Kings Mountain High School Sunday night. Seniors from the Class of 2014 also participated with reading of scripture and prayers at the Sunday night worship service at B. N. Barnes Auditorium. Students participating were Allen Williams, Molly Short, Spencer Burton, Elizabeth Petty, Mary Asgari, Will Boyles, and Chandler Champion.

FREEMAN SCHOLARS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Eight students from the four high schools in the county will pursue a college education with the help of the Joseph B. Freeman Jr. Educational Fund announced by Gardner-Webb University which helps business leaders in the evaluation process. The winners are: Payton Ager, Paige Blanton, Sabrina Christian, Serena Hill, and Haley Walker, all of Burns High; Kimberly Gilbert of Crest High; Danielle Marble of Shelby High and Radhika Patel of Kings Mountain High.

Bridges used the Hebrews 12: 1-3 text which reads in part, â&#x20AC;&#x153;run with patience the race that is set before you.â&#x20AC;? He challenged the graduates to â&#x20AC;&#x153;keep your eyes on Jesusâ&#x20AC;? and keep things of significance.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; He read from a Bible given to him by his grandmother when he was a senior in high school and told the group that he always kept â&#x20AC;&#x153;my dream of memories, programs, and keepsakes for many years in a special drawer.â&#x20AC;? How do you gain a legacy and be remembered? He asked. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lay aside anything that holds you back; get rid of sin in y our life. You are the only one who can run your race and the race of life isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t

a sprint. Jesus Christ is at the start and at the finish of our lives. Sometimes we evaluate ourselves by certain standards and not our true value of life.â&#x20AC;? Holding a white towel, he recalled that Jesus Christ washed his discipleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s feet on the night that he was betrayed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t remember much from your baccalaureate service but I hope you will remember the preacher had a towel and what he said about the example of Jesus Christ,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Bridges added. Sarah Fulton led in the congregational singing, accompanied by Cathy Holland at piano.

Brandon Paulson, son of Rodney and Niki Paulson, and Nicholas Burrows, son of Jason and Kimberla Burrows, are back from Florida where they attended the National Pop Warner Tribute to All American Scholars event and banquet honoring outstanding young football students for academic excellence. Nicholas was on the first team and one of 35 5th grade students in the country to be selected on the team and the only first team scholar from Kings Mountain. Brandon was a member of the second team. Both students play Optimist football in Kings Mountain and are students at Kings Mountain Intermediate School. The Pop Warner AllAmerican program requires a minimum 96% of grade point average in 5th grade or higher which determines the national first team All Americans (35 football and 35 cheerleading per grade) and also national second team All Americans and national honor mention scholars. Each year, the most aca-

TRIBUTE TO SCHOLARS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Brandon Paulson, left, and Nicholas Burrows, 5th graders at Kings Mountain Intermediate School, participated in the national Pop Warner Tribute to All American Scholars in Florida recently. demically accomplished Pop Warner Kids compete for All American status. This process begins at the associ-

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First class graduates from Grace Christian Five seniors received their diplomas in first commencement exercises May 18 at Grace Christian Academy. The graduating class was honored to have longtime friend and benefactor Charles Carrigan as an honorary member receiving a diploma alongside them. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are overjoyed to have these five â&#x20AC;&#x201C; excuse me

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JUNE 1-15 15 Hometown Hardware & Garden Center Monday n Saturday 8:00 am n 5:30 pm 110 South Railroad Avenue, Kings Mountain 704-739-4731

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GOVERNMENT KINGS MOUNTAIN CITY COUNCIL meets last Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at Kings Mountain City Hall, 101 W. Gold St. 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 E. Marion St., Shelby. CLEVELAND COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS meets the second Tuesday of every month at 10 a.m. in the Board Room of the Board of Elections, 215 Patton Drive, Shelby.

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CLUB MEETINGS AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY meets the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. at the American Legion Post 155, E. Gold Street. American Legion Post 155 meets second Thursdays at 7 p.m. at the Post on East Gold Street in Kings Mountain. DOUGH MAKERS INVESTMENT CLUB – The Dough Makers Investment Club (for women) usually meets every third Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at the Edward Jones Office at 307 B East King Street. For information, please contact the Edward Jones Office at 704-739-0997 or Esther Plonk, President 704-739-1917. KINGS MOUNTAIN ROTARY CLUB Every Thursday, noon, at the Patrick Senior Center, 909 E. King St. SOUTHERN ARTS SOCIETY – Meets every first Tuesday of the month at the KM Art Center (Old Depot), 301 N. Piedmont Ave. Social time is at 6:30 p.m. and the program is at 7 p.m. Visitors are welcome. KINGS MOUNTAIN WOMAN’S CLUB – Meets the 4th Monday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Kings Mountain Woman’s Club, E. Mountain St. EXECUTIVE BOARD FOR KINGS MOUNTAIN WOMAN’S CLUB– Meets the 2nd Monday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Kings Mountain Woman’s Club, E. Mountain St. MILITARY SUPPORT GROUP – Meets every fourth Thursday of every month at Central United Methodist Church. VFW POST 9811, Kings Mountain/Cherryville meets the second Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. IN COUNTRY VIETNAM VETERANS breakfast group – Meets the 2nd Monday of every month, 9 a.m., at Mountain View Restaurant in Kings Mountain. Contact Steve Brown at 704-739-2725 for more information.

POSITIVE ATTITUDES WALKING CLUB - There is an open invitation to all Kings Mountain ladies to join the Positive Attitudes Walking Club. The club members walk in various downtown areas of Kings Mountain during lunch hours. An inspirational devotion is provided. For more information call 704-472-4403. COLONEL FREDERICK HAMBRIGHT CHAPTER Daughters of the American Revolution meets monthly for programs. Any woman 18 years or older who can prove lineal, bloodline descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence is eligible to join the DAR. For more information on membership or attending our meeting, please contact Loretta Cozart at 704-241-2218.

SPECIAL EVENTS SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION will conduct a Patriot Grave Marking for William Patterson, a soldier who fought and was killed Oct.7, 1780 at the Battle of Kings Mountain. The ceremony will be held June 10 at Patterson’s grave site at the Shiloh Cemetery, just off Elam Road, Grover. Local SAR members will speak and the State Color Guard will be on hand to render honors. The public is invited. CITY OF KINGS MOUNTAIN upcoming events – Revolutionary 4th of July on Friday, July 4th and historical encampment July 5; Beach Blast at Patriots Park on Saturday, July 19, beginning at 10 a.m. check out the website: www.cityofkm.com PHIL WICKMAN will perform in concert July 19 at 7 p.m. at Christian Freedom Baptist Church, 2 46 Range Rd., Kings Mountain. General admission is $20 with a limited number of premiere seating tickets available at $30 each. Tickets can be purchased via the church web site at christianfreedomchurch.com or at the church office from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Call 704-739-4152.

KM KIWANIS CLUB – Meets each Thursday at 6:30 p.m. for dinner in the Community Room (lower level) at the Mauney Memorial Library, S. Piedmont Ave.

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KM LIONS CLUB– Meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month at 6:30 p.m. at Linwood Restaurant, 805 Cleveland Ave. THIRD TUESDAY MORNING MEN’S CLUB meets at 9 a.m. at Mountain View Restaurant.

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

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS: Kings Mountain– Christ the King Catholic Church, 714 Stone St., 6:30 p.m., meets 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. Contact: Mary (704) 482-8690. You may also call the Reach Line & Information at (704) 319-1625, or go to www.oa.org. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop eating compulsively. There are no dues or fees for membership. The groups are self-supporting.

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FREE COMPUTER CLASSES taught by Pat Bolte are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the H. Lawrence Patrick Senior Center. Emphasis is on individual attention. TAI CHI CLASS – Tuesdays and Thursdays 2-3 p.m. in Conference Room I. Andrew Baker is instructor of Tai Chi 4 Health & Balance and a donation of $3 per person is requested. Rotating exercises, health lessons, and surprise extras keep it fresh. All donations will go toward purchase of DVDs for the class.

NEW BEGINNER LINE DANCES Beginners Line Dance classes are taught by Archie Cherpak each Wednesday from 12:30 p.m. at the Patrick Center. SUPPORT GROUPS AT PATRICK CENTER- First Tuesdays 5:30 p.m. Evening Alzheimer’s Support Group, Neisler Life Enrichment Center, Kings Mountain; first Wednesdays at 10 a.m. depression support group, Patrick Center; second Tuesdays 5:30 p.m. Evening Dementia support group, Life Enrichment Center, Shelby; fourth Tuesdays 6 p.m. Parkinson’s Support Group, Life Enrichment Center, Shelby; last Mondays at 2 p.m. diabetic support and education, Patrick Senior Center.

HOSPICE The Hospice Store - Located at 323 E. Marion Street beside Dollar General near Uptown Shelby. Please call Angela Jones at 704-751-3530 if you have items to donate or for volunteer opportunities. Store Hours: Wednesday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. CHRISTMAS IN JULY. Thursday, July 24, 5 to 7 p.m. Participants will have the opportunity to make Christmas ornaments in memory of a loved one who has died. Children are welcome if accompanied by adults. Please call (704) 487-4677 to register. 321 Kings Mountain Blvd. Hospice’s Cleveland County Administration Building in Shelby will host the same event on Friday, July 25, 10 a.m. to noon. MEMORY BEAR WORKSHOP. Thursday, Aug. 7, 9 a.m. to noon or 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Participants will have the opportunity to make a teddy bear out of a loved one’s shirt or other article of clothing. Children are welcome if accompanied by an adult. Space is limited; please call (704) 487 4677 to reserve a space.

KINGS MOUNTAIN HISTORICAL MUSEUM NEW PERSPECTIVES ON THE BATTLE OF KINGS MOUNTAIN: LECTURES AND BOOK SIGNINGSFRIDAY, JUNE 27 AT 6 P.M. – Little known and fascinating facts about the Battle of Kings Mountain- lecture and book signing by Robert Dunkerly. A historian, Park Ranger and award-winning author, he will present a 3-minute lecture highlighting some of the fun facts from his book, “The Battle of Kings Mountain: Eyewitness Accounts.” This collection of participant letters and statements from soldiers on both sides includes over 100 first-hand eyewitness accounts from the Battle of Kings Mountain. The book is rife with previously unpublished details of this historic turning point in the American Revolution. Dunkerly will be available after his lecture to sign some of his many titles available in the Museum Gift

Shop. Admission is free. The Kings Mountain Historical Museum is free and open Tuesdays-Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 100 E. Mountain Street in Kings Mountain. Adria L. Focht, Director and Curator.

SOUTHERN ARTS SOCIETY Kings Mountain Arts Center 301 N. Piedmont Ave. Gift Shop also featuring fine art, ceramics, woodwork, jewelry and wearable art. Ongoing – Offering art and pottery classes, and ongoing art exhibits by local and regional artists. Hours: Tuesday through Friday 10 am.-4 pm; or by appointment contact 704-739-5585 or 704-739-2056. “I AM WOMAN” exhibit May 1-June 20; “Earth and Fire,” 4th annual pottery show. Reception Saturday, June 28, from 79 p.m.

MAUNEY MEMORIAL LIBRARY LAST TUESDAY of each month, 5 p.m. “A Company of Readers” Book Club in Community Room. Open to the public. Have fun and make friends at this unique book club, a gathering of different ages and varied tastes. Read the book of your choice and participate by briefly sharing. STORY TIME will not meet this week. PLAYGROUP will not meet this wee. Unless otherwise listed, all events will be at the Mauney Memorial Library, 100 S. Piedmont Ave., Kings Mountain. CHARLOTTE FOLK SOCIETY- second Friday gatherings at 7:30 p.m., family friendly and free at Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Ave., front doors open at 7 p.m., free parking. www.folksociety.org or call 704-563-7080. Tickets on sale at www.folksociety.org ($20 plus tax) for Irish singer Andy Irvine’s show June 14 at 8 p.m., doors open at 7:30 p.m. at Jim Rivers Fellowship Hall, Wedgewood Church, 4800 Wedgewood Drive, Charlotte. GOOD HOPE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, Cansler St., Free after-school program on Monday and Wednesday each week from 3:30-5:30 p.m. for help with homework. Parents must provide transportation.

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Post 155 opens division play with pair of victories Kings Mountain Post 155 opened Area IV Western Division play last week with victories over Burke County 22-4 and Rutherford County 6-4. Post 155 collected 25 hits in Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s win in Morganton. Brandon Bell had five hits and three runs batted in and Landon Bolin had four hits, including a home run, three doubles and five RBI. Daniel Barrett added

three hits and Will Wilson, Colby Crisp and Hunter Stinnett had two apiece. Alex Reynolds was the winning pitcher. He didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t allow an earned run. Bolin went six innings to get the win Saturday night in Forest City. Reynolds came on to get the save. Reynolds led the KM plate attack with three hits and Barrett and Alex Grooms added two hits each.

Wilson interns with City of KM Haley Wilson has joined the Special Events Department at the City of Kings Mountain as an intern. Haley is a native of Fallston and a student at NC State University majoring in Parks, Recreation, and To u r i s m Management. She must complete a 10 week internship as her final degree requirement and has chosen to intern for the City of Kings Mountain this summer to assist Director of Public Relations/Special Events, Ellis Noell, with upcoming projects such as the Revolutionary 4th, Beach

Blast and National Night Out. Haley is excited for the opportunity to work in a community driven environment and execute events for residents and visitors to enjoy. Noell adds, â&#x20AC;&#x153;With Haleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s education and experience in event planning, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re excited to have her on board. I know sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s looking forward to a hands-on approach to all the phases in event production and promotion.â&#x20AC;? The Special Events Department produces over 15 events each year including the recent Over the Mountain Triathlon, one of the largest one day sporting events in the county.

Cleveland County pre-schools accepting applications The Cleveland County Schools is accepting applications for the 2014-2015 school year. The program is for eligible children 4 years of age or those who will be by Aug. 31 of this year. They will be given priority and 3-year-old eligible children will fill any remaining openings. The program is designed for families with low to moderate income, regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, special needs or disabling condition. Bus transportation is available for children who live within the assigned school district. Please contact the CCS Office of School Readiness at (704) 476-8064.

Funderburke makes Deanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s List Ronald Eugene Funderburke III of Kings Mountain, whose major is mechanical engineering, has been named to the Dean's list for the spring semester at Clemson University. To be named to the Dean's List, a student must achieve a grade-point average between 3.50 and 3.99 on a 4.0 scale.

Hicks on UNC-A Deanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s List Ashley Michelle Hicks of Kings Mountain has been named to the Dean's List at the University of North Carolina at Asheville for the spring semester. The Dean's list is made up of full time students who have achieved between 3.5 and 3.99 grade point average.

Locke makes Presidentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s List William Robert Locke Jr. of Kings Mountain, whose major is civil engineering, has been named to the President's List at Clemson University for the spring semester. To be named to the President's List, a student must achieve a 4.0, all A's, grade-point average.

Cooper on Chancellorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s List Jasmine Nicole Cooper of Kings Mountain has been named to the Chancellorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s List at the University of North Carolina at Asheville for the spring semester. The Chancellor's list is made up of full time students who have achieved 4.0 grade point average.

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Battle of Kings Mountain Sons of the American Revolution Chapter has scheduled two events this month. The second summer social will be held Saturday, June 7, at a 9 a.m. breakfast at Southern Chew in Kings Mountain and afterward the group will car pool to Bethel Presbyterian Church in Clover, SC for a guided tour of the cemetery. The cemetery is celebrating 250 years of existence this year and 52 Revolutionary War fighters are buried in the cemetery. The first summer social was held at the home of Larry Patrick with a cannon firing demonstration as the program. On June 14, the Battle of

Kings Mountain Chapter will conduct its first grave marking ceremony of a Revolutionary War Patriot. Pvt. William Patterson was killed at the Battle of Kings Mountain Oct. 7, 1780 and was buried at Shiloh Cemetery in Grover. Pvt. Patterson died with no known descendants so the chapter will honor his sacrifice. All members and guests are encouraged to arrive at the cemetery on Elm Street a little early in order to get to the actual site by 11 a.m. To get to Elm Street, travel US 29 South across I85 (no access) and the cemetery is on the right. Park along the shoulder of the roadway and walk about 100 yards to the cemetery.

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Kings Mountain Little Theatre and corporate sponsor Dilling Heating Company will present "The Diviners" on Friday, June 13, Saturday, June 14, Friday, June 20, and Saturday, June 21 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 15, at 3 p.m. at Joy Performance Center, 202 S. Railroad Avenue in Kings Mountain. Director Becky Reger is working with a talented cast to bring this moving drama to the stage. The cast includes: Jackson Champion, Mark Griffin, Jenny Hassler, Chris Huffstetler, Samantha Huffstetler, Frank Lattimore, Trey Ross, Linda Sharp, Maddy Spurling, Randy Whitworth and Georgiana Wright. "The Diviners," by Jim Leonard Jr., takes place in the fictional town of Zion, Indiana (pop. 40) in the 1930's Great Depression era during the presidency of Herbert Hoover. Buddy Layman is a mentally challenged boy who suffered brain damage from a previous drowning accident and lost his mother in the same accident. This tragedy made him deathly afraid of water although he has the talent to â&#x20AC;&#x153;divineâ&#x20AC;? water. His sweet nature touches most people he meets. One day a stranger named C.C. Showers passes through Zion looking for work and food. C.C. takes an immediate liking to Buddy and vice versa. C.C.

is able to relate to Buddy in ways that most people aren't. The two become close friends and C.C. soon finds himself as Buddy's mentor and teacher. Jennie Mae is attracted to C.C., and though he likes her, Jennie Mae isn't the only single girl in Zion that finds C.C. a catch of a man. The town's dry goods owner has her eye set on bringing old-fashioned revival to the community. The local diner owner would love to see the church rebuilt with all the Sunday customers it would bring to her establishment. C.C.'s relationship with the people of the town changes drastically when they learn that he is a former preacher who has given up preaching. That knowledge changes everything and leads to a horrible tragedy. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for senior citizens and students. Reservations can be made by calling the Joy Box Office (704-7309408) or on the KMLT website www.kmlt.org and by email to tickets@kmlt.org. Reservations must be made a minimum of 24 hours before the date of the show you are interested in attending. Kings Mountain Little Theatre is a funded affiliate of the Cleveland County Arts Council and this project is sponsored in part by a Grassroots Grant from the North Carolina Arts Council.

Cooper graduates UNC-A Little Theater of Gastonia Jasmine Nicole Cooper of Kings Mountain graduated in May from the University of North Carolina at Asheville.

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Goode graduates USAF basic Air Force Reserve Airman Courtney J. Goode graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lack land, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Goode is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Goode Jr. of Gastonia and granddaughter of Shirley Goode of Kings Mountain and Ann Adams of Dallas. She is a 2007 graduate of Bessemer City High School.

presents â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Little Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Witness the beloved classic of Louisa May Alcott come to life in the Little Theater of Gastoniaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s musical production of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Little Women.â&#x20AC;? Closing the 2013-14 season, the story of the March sisters is sure to steal the hearts of audience members. Brassy tomboy Jo (Marthaluz Velez), romantic Meg (Jenny Burton); pretentious Amy (Ava Smith), and kind-hearted Beth (Morgan Wakefield) harmonize, laugh, cry, and grow up together during the Civil War. Belmont Abbey Theatre and English professor Simon Donoghue directs this show-stopping musical for the second time - this time on the LTG stage. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think that audiences will respond to the universal themes of the play. What does it mean to grow up? If you are a parent, how do you negotiate guiding your children in light of different personalities, so as to help each become the best woman or man possible? "Above all, it is the picture of a family who derives its strength from the love and support they give each other,â&#x20AC;? said Donoghue. Returning to LTGâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stage after more than 30 years, Donoghue offered to direct this show again because of

his admiration for Alcottâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s novel. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is something about this script that makes it easy for the performers to invest their time and energy in the work. I think it is probably because the characters are so iconic, especially the four girls.â&#x20AC;? Charlotte resident Morgan Wakefield debuts at LTG as Beth March, the sweet and kind-hearted sister who always believed Jo would fulfill her dream of becoming a writer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jo and Beth share a weird telepathic bond,â&#x20AC;? explained Wakefield. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Marthaluz and I have discovered this from working together and sometimes we even feel it. Those who think the only good theatre is in Charlotte need to take a little trip to Gastonia.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Little Womenâ&#x20AC;? opened Thursday, May 29 for a twoweekend run. Show times June 5-7 are 8 p.m.. Regular ticket prices are $15 for adults and $12 for student/senior adults; a $10 ticket special is offered on June 5. Tickets are available for purchase on Carolinatix.com or at the box office at 704-865-0160; reservations suggested. The theatre is located at 238 S. Clay Street in Gastonia. For more information, visit www.littletheaterofgastonia.com.

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Lost Pets LOST DOG in CHERRYVILLE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Black dachshund; has a bad right front paw. Name is Tippy. Call (704) 435-9857. Ask for Marsha. ( 6/04) REWARD for LOST DOG â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Male Rat Terrier. 13 years old. Half Blind & Deaf. Last seen on May 27th near Hwy. 161. Any information call 704-739-7730. (6/04)

CASH ON THE SPOT! Will buy tools, riding lawnmowers, furniture or building full of merchandise, pictures or anything of value. Will also buy musical instruments. Call: 704-300-0827 or 704-300-7676. (6/04)

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NORTH CAROLINA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION CLEVELAND COUNTY BEFORE THE CLERK OF COURT FILE NO.: 14 SP 122 IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF THE DEED OF TRUST OF RAY THOMAS PETROLEUM COMPANY, INC. Mortgagor, to Escrow Professionals, Inc., Trustee; WILLIAM S. GARDNER, Substitute Trustee, BOOK 1674, PAGE 2313 Point Center Financial, Inc., as designated agent for the benefit of National Financial Lending, LLC, Original Holder; SAR Groups LLC, Current Holder, Mortgagee. Dated April 3, 2006, recorded in Book 1484, at Page 59 Securing the original amount of $364,000.00 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Ray Thomas Petroleum Company, Inc., described above, in the Cleveland County Public Registry; default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness thereby secured and the said Deed of Trust being by the terms thereof subject to foreclosure; and the holder of the indebtedness thereby secured having demanded a foreclosure thereof for the purpose of

satisfying said indebtedness; and under and by virtue of an order entered in the within entitled and numbered action by the Clerk of Superior Court of Cleveland County, North Carolina on the 20th day of May, 2014, the undersigned Trustee will offer for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash at the Courthouse door in Shelby, North Carolina at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday the 18th day of June, 2014, the land conveyed in said Deed of Trust, the same lying and being in Cleveland County, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: LYING AND BEING IN CLEVELAND COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: Being located on the East side of N.C., Highway No. 18, South of the City of Shelby, North Carolina and being a part of what was formerly the J. Lane Putnam property known as the â&#x20AC;&#x153;90 acre tractâ&#x20AC;?, and being a 2.157 acre tract bounded on the South and East by Clyde G. Putnam and being described by metes and bounds as follows: BEGINNING at a point in the center line of N.C. Highway No. 18, a corner of the Clyde G. Putnam property and also being in the old line of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;90 acre tractâ&#x20AC;?, thence with the line of the Clyde G. Putnam prop-

erty the following two (2) calls and distances: South 58-22 East 437.55 feet to an old stone, a corner of the Clyde G. Putnam property; thence continuing with the Clyde G. Putnam Line, North 30-28 East 245.5 feet to an iron, a new corner in the J. Lane Putnam Heirs property; thence a new line through the J. Lane Putnam Heirs property, North 5802 West 324.75 feet to a point in the center line of N.C. Highway No. 18, South 55-11 West 269.82 feet to the point and place of BEGINNING, according to a plat and survey by Clyde Peeperman, Registered Land Surveyor, dated July 27, 1984. Being the same property described in a deed dated December 1, 1988, to Grantor and recorded in the Cleveland County Registry at Deed Book 1045, Page 519. THIS PROPERTY HAS THE ADDRESS OF: Parcel No. 42633 1617 S. Lafayette St. Shelby, NC 28152 This sale is made subject to all transfer and excise taxes, all outstanding and unpaid Cleveland County and any city or town ad valorem property taxes as well as any and all other prior liens, defects and encumbrances involving said property, as well as a Clerkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fee of $.45 per $100 on the purchase price. Notice is further hereby given that the successful bidder will

be required to make a cash deposit not to exceed the greater of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid or seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00). Notice is further hereby given that the sale will be conducted pursuant to and subject to all of the provisions of Chapter 45, as amended, of the General Statutes of North Carolina. Notice is given that an order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to N.C.G.S. §45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by 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 notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of any such rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement to the effective date of the termination. This the 20th day of May, 2014. By: /s/ William S. Gardner, Substitute Trustee (704) 600-6113 KMH3609 (6/04 & 11/14)

NORTH CAROLINA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION CLEVELAND COUNTY BEFORE THE CLERK OF COURT FILE NO.: 14 SP 123 IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF THE DEED OF TRUST OF RAY THOMAS PETROLEUM COMPANY, INC. Mortgagor, to National Financial Lending, Inc., Trustee; WILLIAM S. GARDNER, Substitute Trustee, BOOK 1674, PAGE 2311 Point Center Financial, Inc., as designated agent for the benefit of National Financial Lending, LLC, Original Holder; SAR Groups LLC, Current Holder, Mortgagee. Dated December 1, 2006, recorded in Book 1506, at Page 1821 Securing the original amount of $900,000.00 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Ray Thomas Petroleum Company, Inc., described above, in the Cleveland County Public Registry; default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness thereby secured and the said Deed of Trust being by the terms thereof subject to foreclosure; and the holder of the indebtedness thereby secured

having demanded a foreclosure thereof for the purpose of satisfying said indebtedness; and under and by virtue of an order entered in the within entitled and numbered action by the Clerk of Superior Court of Cleveland County, North Carolina on the 20th day of May, 2014, the undersigned Trustee will offer for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash at the Courthouse door in Shelby, North Carolina at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday the 18th day of June, 2014, the land conveyed in said Deed of Trust, the same lying and being in Cleveland County, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Real property in the County of Cleveland, State of North Carolina, described as follows: LYING AND BEING IN CLEVELAND COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: 230 East College Avenue, Boiling Springs, North Carolina, 28017 All that certain lot or parcel of land situated in the City of Boiling Springs, Cleveland County, North Carolina and more particularly described as follows: BEGINNING at a nail and cap, being a new corner in the old McSwainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s East line in the center of Highway 150 (formerly called the Shelby Road) and running

thence with the center of Highway 150 North 79-08 West 147.02 feet to a nail and cap in the highway being the Northeast corner of the tract being deeded to Bill McSwain; thence with the East line of the Bill McSwain and Michael McSwain tracts, being also in the center of a 40 foot road; South 11-11 West 532 feet to a stake, being the Northwest corner of a tract being deeded to Linda Craig; thence with the North line of the Craig tract South 79-27-42 East 183.5 feet to a stake in the old line being a new corner and being the Northeast corner of the Linda Craig tract; thence with the old line North 7-15 East 532 feet to the place of BEGINNING, containing 2.016 acres, more or less. This property is subject to an easement 20 feet in width running the entire depth of the said property along the West side of the same. This with other property to be used as a road 40 feet in width. The said easements shall be perpetual. THIS PROPERTY HAS THE ADDRESS OF: Parcel No. 72876 230 East College Avenue Boiling Springs, NC 28017 This sale is made subject to all transfer and excise taxes, all outstanding and unpaid Cleveland County and any city or town ad valorem property taxes as well as any and all other prior liens, defects and encumbrances involving said

property, as well as a Clerkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fee of $.45 per $100 on the purchase price. Notice is further hereby given that the successful bidder will be required to make a cash deposit not to exceed the greater of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid or seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00). Notice is further hereby given that the sale will be conducted pursuant to and subject to all of the provisions of Chapter 45, as amended, of the General Statutes of North Carolina. Notice is given that an order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to N.C.G.S. §45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by 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 notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of any such rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement to the effective date of the termination. This the 20th day of May, 2014. By: /s/ William S. Gardner, Substitute Trustee (704) 600-6113 KMH3610 (6/04 &11/14)

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DAR sending a bit of home to US soldiers Colonel Frederick Hambright Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, is sending a bit of home to soldiers. Members meticulously folded 8â&#x20AC;? by 12â&#x20AC;? pieces of flag and tucked them neatly into individual packets. Inside each packet was a card that read: â&#x20AC;&#x153;A flag for your pocket so you can carry a little piece of home. We are praying for you and we are proud of you. Thank you for defending our country and our freedom.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;This has meaning be-

cause those soldiers can realize they are carrying a part of home with them and that they are in our prayers,'' said Lisa English, who traveled from the eastern part of the state to lead the flag folding exercise. English said she keeps a pocket flag in her purse all the time and when she sees a soldier she thanks him/her and offers a pocket flag. The flag project is underway by numerous other DAR chapters and English said she hopes that the project will soon be conducted

throughout the national organization. Mrs. English was accompanied by her husband, Larry, to the DAR meeting held at Central United Methodist Church.

DAR members prepare to fold pocket flags for soldiers deployed overseas. 'STAR'GRADUATE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Family and friends of Alec Barrett rolled out the red carpet Saturday afternoon at the National Guard Armory honoring the graduating senior. Guests enjoyed party refreshments in a black and gold setting. Alec, above, receives a city proclamation from Mayor Rick Murphrey on â&#x20AC;?Alec Barrett Dayâ&#x20AC;? as his mother, Robin Crisp, proudly looks on. photo by LIB STEWART

Commodity distribution June 11 The Shelby Lions Club will be distributing USDA commodities on Wednesday, June 11 at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds. Those who wish to come to the fairgrounds and fill out an application will only need some identification and must live in Cleveland County. If a person is unable to come in person, they may send a note stating the number in the family, their address and their whole family income,

CCSD asks for help on survey The Cleveland County Sheriff's Department School Safety Task Force would like to invite the community of Cleveland County to participate in a survey to help the Task Force continue keeping Cleveland County Schools safe. Dr. Shonna Snyder, Chair of the Task Force, reports that the Task Force has done a lot of hard work in the past year to improve the safety of CCS. The Task Force has been working with the school board, community members, and other groups and agencies to determine the state of school safety in Cleveland County. "It has been a huge undertaking," stated Dr. Snyder, "but one that will help all of Cleveland County when the final report is released." This survey is an additional attempt to continue gathering information for a report that will be release in the upcoming months. Please feel free to type the following link into your browser, and complete the survey. Your answers are important in helping the Task Force determine what needs still exist regarding school safety: www.surveymonkey.com/s/ 8J6J8M5

signed by them. In March 2,957 families were served with a total of 6,813 people. The distribution is based on the number in the family and the income of the household. In accordance with Federal Law and US Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

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STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS OF CHARLES EDWARD WILSON Having qualified on the 14th day of May as Administratrix of the Estate of Charles Edward Wilson, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all per-

sons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned Coleen Brooks Wilson. Administratrix , on or before the 21st day of August, 2014, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the

said estate will please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 21st day of May, 2014. Coleen Brooks Wilson. Administratrix 1506 Washington Street Kings Mountain, North Carolina 28086 KMH3601 (5/21, 28, 6/04 &11/14)

American Towers LLC is proposing to construct a 184foot (overall height) monopole telecommunications tower at 103 El Bethel Road, Kings Mountain, Cleveland County, North Carolina, Tax Parcel ID 13757. The tower would not be lighted. The tower facility would include a 100-foot by 100foot lease area and associated easements, along with a 30-foot buffer surrounding the lease area. American Towers LLC seeks comments from all interested per-

sons on any potential significant impact the proposed action could have on the quality of the human environment pursuant to 47 C.F.R. Section 1.1307, including potential impacts to historic or cultural resources that are listed or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. Interested persons may comment or raise concerns about the proposed action by submitting an email to enviro.services @americantower.com. Paper comments can be

sent to: American Towers LLC, Attn: Environmental Compliance, 10 Presidential Way, Woburn, MA 01801. Requests or comments should be limited to environmental and historic/cultural resource impact concerns, and must be received on or before June 19, 2014. This invitation to comment is separate from any local planning/zoning process that may apply to this project. KMH3600 (5/21, 28 & 6/04/2014)

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION FILE NO.: 14-E-288 IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF : TERESA OLIVER ATKINS ADMINISTRATORâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S NOTICE Having qualified on the 14th day of April, 2014, as Administratrix of the Es-

tate of Teresa Oliver Atkins, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned attorney of the Administratrix on or before the 21st day of August, 2014, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All per-

sons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate will make immediate payment This the 21st day of May, 2014. Clayward C. Corry, Jr. Mary Ann Oliver, Administratrix Corry Law Firm PO Box 920, Kings Mountain, NC 28086 KMH3602 (5/21, 28, 6/04 &11/14)

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PLANNING AND ZONNING BOARD MEETING TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 2014 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5:30 PM CITY COUNCIL MEETING TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6:00 PM CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL CASE NO. CUR-1-5-14 Dennis Bolin is requesting a zoning change for a portion of property located at 115 Bolin Drive to be changed from R-20 Resi-

dential (R-20) to Solar Farm Overlay District over the R-20 Residential (R-20) district. A portion of parcel 10800 is proposed for the change. It is also known as a portion of Cleveland County Tax Map Tax Map 4-24, Block 1, Lot 9. It is near the intersection of Bolin Drive, Bolin Alley, and Hardin Drive off Stoney Point Road. Additional information may be obtained at the

Planning Department or you may call 704-7344595. You are welcome to attend the Planning and Zoning Board meeting on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 and the City Council meeting on Tuesday, June 24th, 2014 at 6:00 pm to express your opinion on the application. KMH3606 (5/28, 6/04, & 6/11/14)


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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

The Kings Mountain Herald | www.kmherald.net

© 2014 by Vicki Whiting, Editor Jeff Schinkel, Graphics Vol. 30, No. 25

Here are some fun games to play while camping or anytime you have a group of friends together.

Hawaiian Day! Make a colorful lei and dance the hula. Enjoy refreshing pineapple and other island treats.

own our very Create y course. Use lf mini-go ups, planks c ts e buck , to make a e r o and m ing, challeng e. s fun cour

Make b your famreakfast for menu the ily. Plan the and set th night before e table, to o.

Lazy Stay i Day! n you paja r Curl umas all day p with a in a corn . er good book.

Gently capture an insect and observe its behavior for a little while. Then, set it free!

Give your bike a tune-up. Clean it with a rag, oil the chain, and add air to your tires.

Draw a rait in chalk ort f-p sel sidewalk. ur yo on w your dra en Th ily. Take fam ole wh it before of oto a ph away! s she wa it

Invite some friends over tonight to make s’mores and watch movies.

Make a lemonade stand. Work out how much it will cost to purchase lemonade and cups and price your drinks accordingly.

of you and Make a recording favorite song. ur a friend singing yo and dance to it! up it k an cr , Then

itting Try sp on seeds l e waterm cup. Who a o t rget in t the taatest i h n a c he gre from t stance? di

Be a weather forecaster.

Opposite Headlines

Rewrite three or Write more newspaper down your headlines to mean weather just the opposite. Try predictions not to laugh as you for the week read them aloud to a ahead. Were you friend or family correct? member.

Make some jewelry. Color some pasta and thread it on a string.

Standards Link: Reading Comprehension: Use the skills and strategies of the reading process to follow written directions.

On little pieces of paper, write things like TREE, MOUNTAIN, ROCK and other things that could be found on a camping trip.Tape one of these on each person’s back without letting them see the word. Then they can ask others YES or NO questions to try and figu out what they are. figure

Blindfold a player and Bl ta take them to a nearby tree. Let them touch tr the tree, feel the lea leaves or pine needles, ffor as long as they wish. Then bring them wis b back to the starting po and remove the point blindfold. Can they find blin their tree again?

Create your own recipe for an ice cream sundae. Be sure to include lots of fruit.

Find a at a e r lly gree for c la hiding p Write .” “treasure for your s e lu out c try and friends to it. find

Have a group of friends stand in a close circle. Have each person place one hand in the center. Then have everyone grab someone else’s hand at random. Everyone should work together to slowly untangle and try to create one big circle.

Standards Link: Writing: Use skills of the writing process to convey the main idea.

Have a group of friends sit in a circle. The more friends the better for this game! Have everyone start passing a small ball around as fast as they can without throwing it. It must be handed from player to player. Then add a larger ball and have that passed from player to player in the same direction. The player that winds up with the large and small ball at the same time is OUT!

Armchair Arnie travels the world without leaving home. He reads books about people and places in different parts of the world, in the past and even in the future! Do each math problem to see where Arnie’s book will take him.

Making Headlines Newspaper headlines tell the main idea of a story. Look at some of the headlines in today’s newspaper. Write a headline for a book you have read. Example: BOY TRAVELS TO WIZARD SCHOOL (Harry Potter). Standards Link: Literary Analysis: Summarize main idea.

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LEMONADE OBSTACLE BOREDOM AWESOME JOURNAL JEWELRY SUNDAE COLOR CHALK DANCE BIKE DRAW BOOK SONG MENU

Find the words in the puzzle. Then look for each word in this week’s Kid Scoop stories and activities. T H E B O O K E L E

Standards Link: Physical Education: Use locomotor skills as components of games; follow rules for games.

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U N E M T O O C E O S J E W E L R Y D O Standards Link: Letter sequencing. Recognized identical words. Skim and scan reading. Recall spelling patterns.

This week’s word:

BORED The verb bored means to be tired and restless because of having nothing to do. Kid Scoop kept me from being bored this summer. Try to use the word bored in a sentence today when talking with your friends and family members.

I Was SO Bored! Write a funny story about a time you were incredibly bored. How did you get through it? Did you escape into your imagination?

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Kings Mountain Herald 06-04-2014

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