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KING OF THE DELEGATES King elected to chair NC's delegation to the Republican National Convention and to serve on Party-shaping platform committee EMILY WEAVER Editor

NCGOP Vice Chairman Wayne King greets Donald Trump, left, on his recent special visit to the Old North State.

Kings Mountain's Wayne King, vice-chairman of the NCGOP, "young gun" of the Republican Party, will be one of two North Carolina delegates to help draft the Party's future at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. At this weekend's state convention, North Carolina Republicans unanimously selected King to chair the state's delegation and to serve on the Conven-

tion's platform committee. “I am honored to be selected to serve as Chairman of the North Carolina delegation to the Republican National Convention and to serve on the Convention's Platform Committee,” King said after this weekend's convention. “I look forward to leading the way as the North Carolina delegation nominates the next President of the United States, Mitt Romney. This is an important step to taking back the White House and to painting North Carolina red in November.

‘We are one of the most successful counties in NC’ Leaders talk about state of community over breakfast ELIZABETH STEWART lib.kmherald@gmail.com

Area leaders touted the county as "hot" for economic development and painted a bright future, more jobs and growth for Kings Mountain and Cleveland County at Friday's "State of the Community" breakfast at the H. Lawrence Patrick Senior Life & Conference Center. The speakers were Kings Mountain Mayor Rick Murphrey, Cleveland County Board of Commissioners Chairman Johnny Hutchins, Board of Education Chairman Dr. Jack Hamrick, and Kristin Fletcher, executive vicepresident, and Ken Mooney, existing

industry relations manager, both of the Cleveland County Economic Development Partnership. Cleveland Chamber's Legislative Action committee arranged the event which was co-sponsored by Kings Mountain Hospital and Cleveland County Healthcare System. Alex Bell, vice president of CCHS and administrator of Kings Mountain Hospital, recognized sponsors. Sandy Tallent, chairman of the Chamber's Legislative Action committee, recognized elected officials and speakers. Dr. Bruce Boyles, chairman of the Chamber board of directors, gave the welcome and invocation. All speakers credited tremendous

"I am especially looking forward to serving on the Platform Committee where I will fight to ensure that our Party sticks to its traditional conservative principles on both the key fiscal and social issues facing our nation today. We must put forward a platform that appeals to the majority of Americans that self identify as Conservatives, and we must put forward a platform that highlights the contrast between the pro-growth, pro-freedom, pro-America See KING, 7A

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successes in Kings Mountain and Cleveland County with collaboration of all local and county government officials with state and federal projects. Fletcher noted that 80% of the economic development projects in 2011 were manufacturing. "The flood gates are open," she said. Fletcher said that "a Chinese delegation visited the county last week, six different German groups are eying us and lots of interest coming from France. We are one of the most successful counties in North Carolina with $4.7 billion dollars in capital investments," she said.

On May 29, after being arrested for allegedly cooking up meth, a Shelby woman confessed to deputies she wasn't the only one. By the end of the day, four suspects had been charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and possessing materials used to make the drug. On Wednesday, county deputies and State Bureau of Investigation agents shut down two alleged meth labs - one on wheels - related to the case. Narcotics officers of the Cleveland County Sheriff's

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Landowners ask to be annexed into city limits Tom Brooks, president of B&D Enterprises, and Kisan and Janki K. Patel are petitioning the City of Kings Mountain for voluntary non-contiguous annexation of their properties. Brooks wants his 1.9 acres at the intersection of Stony Point and Oak Grove Roads and the Patels want their 3.6 acres, 903 Bethlehem Road, to become part of the city.

The city council, by its unanimous action last Tuesday, directed City Clerk Ann L. Sessom to investigate the sufficiency of the petition for action at the next meeting. In other actions of the May 29 meeting, council conducted a public hearing, a prerequisite to close-out of the Community Development Block Grant Small Business Entrepreneurial Assistance Program.

Steve Austin, CDBG administrator, said the city was awarded $250,000 in 2010 in the CDBG program from the NC Division of Community Assistance and the NC Department of Housing & Urban Development for a Small Business Entrepreneurial Assistance project to assist three existing businesses in downtown Kings Mountain. The businesses

were to be given funds for capital improvements and equipment purchases and in exchange were to create one new full time job for every portion of the $25,000 provided to them. No local funds were part of the project. See LANDOWNERS, 7A

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To cross or not to cross? City sets hearing on closure of Oak Street crossing City council last Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution of intent to consider the closing of the Oak Street railroad crossing and set a city hall public hearing for June 26 at 6 p.m. Registered or certified mail will go out to each owner of property abutting

upon that portion of the street and a public notice will run for four weeks in The Kings Mountain Herald, all preliminary steps initiating a process of closing a portion of a road for vehicular traffic. The city will also post the street area proposed for closing. At the hearing any person may be heard on the question of whether to close or not close the Oak Street railway crossing. The city barricaded the crossing after the May 4 crash of an 18-wheeler and a

freight train when the truck driver ignored "absolutely no crossing" signs. Before the wreck, the city had added more signs to direct truck drivers to a truck route. Mayor Rick Murphrey said city officials are looking at permanently closing the Oak Street railway crossing because of the safety issue. Currently city officials are studying all the crossings and meeting with officials of Norfolk Southern and the N.C. Department of Transportation.

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5 underage boys busted with alcohol on school property Cheers turned into soured grapes when five young men were caught with unfortified wine on the campus of Kings Mountain High Friday morning. Whether allegedly toasting to the end of a school year or “holding for a

friend”, all five were busted by the KMPD. Kings Mountain Police Officer B.C. McGinnis cited 18-year-olds Ontarius Brooks, Johnathon Bell and Matthew Melton for consuming unfortified wine on school property

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Curtis Bell KINGS MOUNTAIN William Curtis Bell, 84, resident of Kings Mountain, died June 4, 2012 at Trinity Hospital in Augusta, GA. He was a native of Cleveland County, son of the late William A. and Marie Harmon Bell and in addition to his parents was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Carolyn Upchurch Bell; brothers, Paul Bell, Jimmy Bell, Billy Bell, and Thaniel Bell and by a sister, Carolyn Bell. He was retired from Reeves Brothers in Kings Mountain and a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. Former member of the Bethw a r e Progress i v e Club, he was also a former member of the Oak Grove Volunteer Fire Department. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who enjoyed farming. Surviving are his sons, Jeff Bell and wife, Gail, and Scott Bell and wife, Bridgette, all of Kings Mountain; daughters, Roxanne Bell Wright and husband, Larry, Kings Mountain, and Beverly Bell Marnell and husband Gene, Augusta, GA ; sisters-in-law, Betty Bell and Mildred Bell, both of Kings Mountain; grandchildren: Chris Powell and wife, Barbara, Amy Bell and husband Michael, Ashley Camp and husband Bradley, Chandler Bell, Heather Seiler and husband Ray and Christopher Wright; and four greatgrandchildren Cameron Bell, Laura Grace Powell, Jake Lehr and Jonathan Seiler. The funeral service will be conducted Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Kings Mountain. Rev.Travis Northcutt will officiate and interment will be in Oak

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and for underage consumption. Michael Godwin, 18, and another 17-year-old were cited for possession of unfortified wine on school property and for underage possession. The five were busted by KM Police shortly

Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening, June 6, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. at Harris Funeral Home in Kings Mountain. Memorials ma be made to Cleveland County Humane Society, 1609 E. Marion St., Shelby, NC 28150. A guest register is available at www.HarrisFunerals.com Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain, NC, is in charge of arrangements.

Harris Funeral Home Sherry Bridges SHELBY - Sherry Lee Burch Bridges, 51, of 1811 Ridings Road, died May 31, 2012 at Cleveland Regional Medical Center. The Celebration of Life service was held Sunday, June 3, 2012 at Shelby Missionary Methodist Church. Ruth Johnson KINGS MOUNTAIN Ruth Strickland Johnson, 77, of Kings Mountain, passed away June 2, 2012. She was born February 1, 1935 in Cleveland County to the late Robert Edward and Beaulah Bullock Strickland. Her funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at Sisk-Butler Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Bob Hope, Rev. Doug Club, and Rev. Scott Strickland officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain. Dovie Strickland KINGS MOUNTAIN Dovie Alberta Strickland, 84, of Kings Mountain, died May 29, 2012 at Gaston Memorial Hospital. She was a

native of Cleveland County, daughter of the late Wade and Bessie Jackson Putnam. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband Burley Edward Strickland; brother, Wade Putnam, Jr.; sisters, Polly Gamble, Helen Huff, Janice Keeter and Ruby Bridges. She was retired from the textile industry and after retirement she was employed by Rauch Industries in Gastonia. She was a beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is survived by her sons, Reid P. Strickland of Kings Mountain, Michael E. Strickland and wife Mary C. Strickland; sisters, A d a Burton of Kings Mountain and Bonnie Jeanine Blanchette of Gastonia; grandchildren, Michael John Strickland and Sherry S. Shipton; great grandchildren, Blair Walker, Morgan Shipton, Michael John Wilson, Mindy Beard and Willie Strickland; and great great grandchildren, Cheyanne Walker and Troy Wilson. The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 1, 2012 at Ollie Harris Memorial Chapel in Kings Mountain. The family received visitors prior to the service at Harris Funeral Home in Kings Mountain. Interment followed the service at Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain. A guest register is available at www.HarrisFunerals.com Harris Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Lions to distribute food June 13 Shelby Lions Club will distribute USDA commodities based on the number in the family and income June 13 at Cleveland County Fairgrounds. Residents must take ID and proof of family income. If unable to attend, signed notes with proof of family income, may be taken by a family member.

Center to host free diabetes clinic If you have diabetes, you’re invited to a free session with a certified diabetes educator from 2-4 p.m. on June 20 at the Patrick Senior Center, 909 E. King St. You’ll learn about the different kinds of diabetes, good blood sugar control, different diabetes treatments and tests, meal planning and physical activity, and helpful diabetes resources. Call 704-621-3220 to register for this free session.

after 9 a.m. on the high school campus near the intersection of Phifer and Fulton roads. At least three of the five are set to graduate on Friday and all of the young men face a court date of June 29.

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ARRESTS MAY 29: Joan Damesha Whitesides, 19, 307 Campbell Circle, assault on government official, $500 bond, secured. MAY 30: A 16-year-old female was charged with communicating threats and larceny, $10,000 bond, secured. MAY 30: Joseph Bernard Adams, 29, 333 Industrial Dr., breaking and entering building, possession stolen goods, felonious larceny, all felonies, $10,000 bond, secured. Officers said Adams fled and was also charged with resist, delay, obstruct. MAY 31: Timothy Jerome Avery, 44, Charlotte, larceny, $ 25,000 bond, secured. MAY 31: Terence Lamond Johnson, 40, Charlotte, larceny, $5,000 bond, secured. JUNE 1: John C. Willett, 35, 504 Katherine Ave., simple assault, failure to appear, $12,000 bond, secured. JUNE 1: Kimberly Ann Hannah, 32, 301 Fairview St., driving while license revoked, fictitious/altered title and registration card, $500 bond, secured. JUNE 2: Ricky Joe Husky Jr., 29, 606 Gantt St., felony probation violation, $20,000 bond, secured. JUNE 2: John Raymond Walker, 54, 212 E. King St., consuming alcohol on government property, $500 bond, secured. JUNE 2: Clarence A. Alexander, 54, 218 Morris St., larceny, $1,000 bond, unsecured. CITATIONS MAY 26: Edwin Adam Hall, 29, Taylors, SC, speeding. MAY 29: Andreia Brown Barnett, 43, 6228 Adele St., speeding. MAY 30: Lokeytres P. Maxwell, 36, Summerville, SC, seat belt violation. MAY 31: Timothy Jerome Avery, 44, Charlotte, no insurance, revoked tag and evoked license.. MAY 31: Tina Seay Parsons, 49, 1152 S. Battleground Ave., improper passing. MAY 31: Dalia Godinez, 36, Charlotte, no operator’s license, failure to notify DMV of address change. MAY 31: Trudy Jones, 57, Grover, unsafe movement. JUNE 1: Glenn Savanna,

18, Roebuck, SC, under age drinking. JUNE 1: Elisha Berryhill, 25, Clover, SC, failure to wear safety helmet while passenger on moped JUNE 1: Travis Whitworth, 35, Clover, SC, failure to wear safety helmet while operating a Moped, no rear lamp on Moped. JUNE 1: Mareives Jamaar Brown, 21, Gastonia, fictitious tag, failure to carry driver’s license. JUNE 1: Johnathon Dakota Bell, 18, 137 Glory Drive, consuming wine on school property, under age drinking. JUNE 1: Matthew Wesley Melton, 18, Grover, consuming wine on school property, under age drinking. JUNE 1: Michael Ryan Godwin, 18, 2099 Bethlehem Road, possession of unfortified wine on school property. JUNE 1: Ontarius Brooks, 18, 407 Belvedere Circle, consuming unfortified wine on school property. JUNE 1: Devin Terrell Johnson, 20, 2031 Redwood Circle, possession of marijuana. JUNE 1: John William Adams, 54, 1702 Northwoods Dr., speeding. JUNE 1: Tammy Herring Walker, 43, 944 Stoney Point Rd., speeding. JUNE 1: A 17-year-old male was cited for consuming unfortified wine on school property. INCIDENTS MAY 28: Roses, 1314 Shelby Rd., reported shoplifting of 12 Knockout rose bushes. MAY 30: Officers said that someone entered a fenced in commercial property on W. Ridge Street and took numerous items, including a portable electric heater, radios, scrap metal, a 10-speed bike, and other miscellaneous items. MAY 30: A resident of Northwoods Drive reported a break-in and theft of two TV sets, computer and assorted XBox games. MAY 31: LNS Turbo Inc, 203 Turbo Dr. reported attempted theft of scrap metal from a dumpster. MAY 31: A resident of Dutchess Drive reported theft of a wallet containing credit cards. MAY 31: A resident of Farris Road reported theft of a guitar valued at $240. MAY 31: A resident of

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Landing St. reported theft of tomato plants. JUNE 1: A resident of Clover, SC reported that his car was broken into at a parking lot on York Road and a laptop and shoes taken. JUNE 1: Kings Food Mart, 320 Waco Rd., reported damage to a security/phone box by someone cutting the wires. JUNE 1: A resident of Pennington Place reported a damaged 2000 Honda windshield. JUNE 2: Dollar General 7613, 1012 Shelby Rd., reported shoplifting. JUNE 3: A resident of Blanton St. reported theft of a car tag. WRECKS MAY 25: Officer F. L. Whittington said that vehicles operated by Alex Pantuso of Gastonia and Trent Dillard of Gastonia hit at the stop sign at Baker and Hill Streets doing $1500 damage. Pantuso, operating a 2004 Honda, said he did not see the Dillard vehicle. MAY 25: Officer D. K. Davis said a hit and run driver, turning from Owens Street onto NC Highway 161 South, struck a stop sign, a street sign and a light pole breaking it off and left the scene. MAY 25: Cpl. D. K. Davis said that Kings Mountain Rescue transported Julius Keith Pagan, 209 Waco Road, to Cleveland Regional Medical Center after a wreck on Waco Road. Pagan told the officer he was putting on the back brake on the City of Kings Mountain vehicle and it became impacted on the roadway. Vehicle damage was estimated at $1,000. MAY 29: Officer J. L. Dee said that Jon Gregory Carroll of Hayesville was driving a 1998 Jeep on the US 74 Bypass, failed to reduce speed and his vehicle hydroplaned and hit the center guard rail on US 74. Property damage was estimated at $1,000. MAY 30: Officer F. L. Whittington said that a 1998 Toyota operated by Matthew James Moss, 314 Maner Road, struck a 2001 Ford operated by a 16-year-old female in the parking lot of Kings Mountain High School. Property damages were estimated at $3400. MAY 31: Officer F. L. Whittington cited Tina Parsons, 115 S. Battleground Ave. Lot 2,with illegal passing after a wreck involving her 2005 Chevrolet and a 2005 Chevrolet operated by Kasey Cochran, 122 Wade Drive. The accident happened on Battleground Avenue near Falls Street. Property damages were estimated at $2200.

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ABC sets hearing on board's $1.2M budget A public hearing on the Kings Mountain ABC Board's proposed $1,254,200 budget for 2012-2013 will be conducted June 26 at 5:30 p.m. at the ABC Store, 220 Cleveland Avenue. After the public meeting, the board will meet at 6 p.m. to

consider adopting the proposed budget. The proposed budget was submitted to the ABC Board on May 22, 2012. A copy is available for inspection in the office of the board's general manager Aileen Ormand at the Kings Mountain ABC Store, 220 Cleveland Avenue.

The proposed budget includes a modest increase in total revenue from 2011-2012, said Ormand. Members of the board are Mark Hullender, David Faunce, Raegan Harper, Sandra Murphrey and Margaret Leach.

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City sets hearing Water, sewer rates could rise in Grover on $34.5M budget A public hearing on the city's $34.5 million budget will be conduced by Kings Mountain City Council Thursday, June 14, at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers of city hall. After the public hearing, to which the city invites input, the board will vote on its adoption. City Manager Marilyn Sellers is proposing no property tax increase and no increase in service fees to Kings Mountain citizens in

the 2012-2013 budget. The budget proposes a 2% cost of living increase to the 180 full time city employees and continued health and retirement benefits for employees and earmarks funds for three pilot programs and for capital outlay improvements. The proposed budget is decreased by $211,000 from 2011-2012. Kings Mountain City Council set the date for the public hearing at its May 29 meeting.

Grants available for county nonprofits Completed applications must be submitted by noon on Friday, July 6, 2012. Contact Karen Coppadge, Grants Specialist, with questions at 704.973.4559 or kcoppadge@fftc.org. The Cleveland County Community Foundation was established in 1985 to increase the charitable giving resources in Cleveland County. From its first contribution to create a community endowment, the Cleveland County Community Foundation has grown into a philanthropic organization managing 28 funds with total charitable assets of $2.1 million as of year end 2010. The Foundation assists donors in making charitable contributions to the community, provides services for nonprofit organizations to create new or manage existing endowments and awards grants to those organizations serving the Cleveland community. It is an affiliate of Charlotte-based Foundation For The Carolinas. For information about the Cleveland County Community Foundation visit www.clevelandcounty-cf.org.

East to host summer meals for kids With school ending this week some students won't miss the healthy lunches they have received from Cleveland County Schools Nutrition Department. A summer meal program for children 18 and under is available at five school sites and this summer has been expanded to include East Elementary in Kings Mountain weekdays from 11 a.m.-noon June 11 to August 17. Called Seamless Summer Option and sponsored by the US Department of Agriculture in collaboration with the school system, the program gives free lunches in communities where 50 percent or more children are eligible for free or reduced-priced meals.

School officials say that 60% of Cleveland County Schools students are eligible for free or discounted meals. Prior going to the sites, call 704-476-829 to ensure enough meals are available.

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this service. The proposed budget provides seven city employees a 3% cost of living raise. The proposed budget is open for inspection for 10 days at city hall. The council set June 25 at 6 p.m. for a vote on the budget. The proposed budget includes $297,697 for the general fund, $3,900 for the cemetery fund, $22,200 for the Powell fund and $328,950 for the water and sewer fund. In other actions, the board purchased two radios, a shotgun and rifle for the police department, amended the 2011-2012 budget by increasing Grover Festival revenue and expense by $19,582 and discussed speed bumps for several areas of town and opening and closing schedules for Grover Park. The board took no action after a closed session to discuss the sale of real property.

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Cleveland County Community Foundation now accepting applications for 2012 grants The Cleveland County Community Foundation is currently accepting applications from nonprofit organizations for its 2012 Grant Program. Grants up to $2,500 will be awarded. However, grant awards may vary depending on the scope and type of project. Due to the current economic situation and the needs of Cleveland County, investment priority will be given to projects or programs addressing basic needs in the following areas: food, clothing, shelter and utilities. Applicants must be nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations serving Cleveland County citizens. The 2012 grant cycle will be conducted through an online application process, which requires an initial step of registering on the Foundation For The Carolinas web site. Registration should be completed by Friday, June 29, 2012 to ensure sufficient time to gain access to and complete the application. To register and begin the application process, grant seekers should visit www.clevelandcountycf.org.

GROVER - Residents will see no increase in taxes but in some service fees in the proposed $652,845 budget presented to city council Monday night. Next year's proposed budget keeps the tax rate at 29 cents per $100 valuation plus 38 cents for debt retirement for construction loans and necessary operational expenses for the Grover Municipal Sewer System. Combined, the rate is 67 cents per $100 assessed valuation. The budget proposes a 3% increase for water rates and 3% increase to customers for sewer. Mayor J. D. Ledford told the board in recent budget workshops and during the budget presentation that the increase is necessary to mitigate costs. Grover residents will also see a $2 per month increase for trash pickup. Ledford said the fee increase is necessary because the town is losing $11,000 annually to provide

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T. S. Eliot posed an interesting question. “What life have you if you have not life together?” Eliot wrote. With this thoughtful query T. S. Eliot pointed to a truth that is verified both by social scientists and by our own practical experience; namely, that we receive life, foster life, and pass life on within the context of fellow human beings.

This week a young woman in my congregation gave birth to a new baby. When I visited with her, she was bubbling over with joy about the new life that had come into her own. Any thoughtful, sensitive person would have been moved by this mom’s love and devotion for her newborn, for it was one of those events that make us deeply aware of what a fragile treasure life really is, with potential for great warmth, joy, hope, creativity, friendship and generosity. Unfortunately, one does not have to live very long until it becomes apparent that the joy-filled aspects of life are frequently threatened or destroyed by life’s other side, which is characterized by qualities such as anxiety, bitterness, greed, anger and hostility. The Bible presents us with a rich pageant of life that is lived in community. Its stories, hymns, proverbs

and prophetic speech seem to cover the entire range of human feelings and experiences. It presents the story of a people who puzzled through the riddle of life from the midst of life, and came to the same conclusion Eliot did: “There is no life outside of community; that is, outside of life shared with others.” Furthermore, and I think distinctly so, the Bible suggests that there is no such thing as genuine community that is not also lived and experienced in the praise and presence of God. This is a reality that I fear has been lost in our world today, driven as we are by consumerism and power. It also seems to have been lost in many of our churches, for if the church is anything, it should be a community of people living, serving and praising God together. A careful reading of the Bible seems to indicate that any community like this is based

first and foremost on a pattern of divine initiative and human response. To put it another way, the church is the sort of community it ought to be when the people who make it up are intentionally living so as to align themselves with the calling and character of God, who is ceaselessly active seeking to create fellowship where there is alienation, to reconcile where there is enmity, and to redeem where there is bondage. I know that this may not make much sense to many believers these days; driven as we are by the desire to satisfy and comfort ourselves, but it seems to me that communities of faith are healthiest and happiest when they choose to be about the business of incarnating God’s purposes in their own lives. I pray that this will be increasingly true of the churches here in Kings Mountain.

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Church Service Directory KINGS MOUNTAIN Advent Lutheran Church, NALC Member KM Senior Center 909 E. Kings St. Ardent Life Church 420 Branch Street 704-739-7700 Arise Church Kings Mountain YMCA 211 Cleveland Ave. Bethlehem Baptist Church 1017 Bethlehem Road 704-739-7487 Body of Christ Fellowship Center 405 S. Cherokee St. www.bodyofchrist7.com

Boyce Memorial ARP Church Edgemont Drive 704-739-4917 Burning Bush House of God 310 Long Branch Rd (KM) 704-739-2877 Calvary Way Holiness Church 1017 Second Street Pastor Clifton Morgan Carson Memorial Baptist Church 262 Sparrow Springs Road 704-739-2247 Central United Methodist Church 113 S. Piedmont Avenue 704-739-2471 Cherokee St. Baptist Church 421 S. Cherokee Street 704-739-7697 Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church 618 Chestnut Ridge Road 704-739-4015 Christian Freedom Southern Baptist Church 246 Range Road 704-739-4152

Christ The King Catholic Church 714 Stone Street 704-487-7697 Church at Kings Mountain 108 E. Mountain St. (KM Women’s Club Bldg.) 704-739-1323 Cornerstone Church Of God 202 Margrace Road 704-739-3773 Cornerstone Independent Baptist 107 Range Road 704-737-0477

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Crowders Mountain Baptist 125 Mayberry Lane 704-739-0310

Faith Ablaze Church 1128 S. York Road 704-739-8496

David Baptist Church 2300 David Baptist Church Road 704-739-4555

Faith Baptist Church 1009 Linwood Road 704-739-8396

Dixon Presbyterian Church 602 Dixon School Road dixonpresbyterian.com

Faith Holiness Church Hwy. 161/Bessemer City Rd. 704-739-1997

East Gold Street Wesleyan Church 701 E. Gold Street 704-739-3215

Family Worship Center 1818 Shelby Road 704-739-7206

East Kings Mountain Church of God Hwy 161, Bessemer City/KM Hwy. 704-739-7367

First Baptist Church 605 W. King Street 704-739-3651

Eastside Baptist Church 308 York Road 704-739-8055

First Church of the Nazarene 121 Countryside Road 704-734-1143

Ebenezer Baptist Church 1621 County Line Road 704-739-8331

First Presbyterian Church 111 E. King Street 704-739-8072

El Bethel United Methodist Church 122 El-bethel Road 704-739-9174 Emmanuel Independent Baptist Church 602 Canterbury Road 704-739-9939

First Wesleyan Church 505 N. Piedmont Avenue 704-739-4266

Galilee United Methodist 117 Galilee Church Road 704-739-7011 Gospel Assembly Church 202 S. Railroad Avenue 704-739-5351 Good Hope Presbyterian Church 105 N. Cansler Street 704-739-1062 Grace Fellowship 144 West Mountain Street 704-481-8888 Grace United Methodist Church 830 Church Street 704-739-6000 Harvest Baptist Church 144 Ware Road 704-734-0714 Kings Mountain Baptist Church 101 W. Mountain Street 704-739-2516

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■ CHURCH Faith Baptist Church, 1009 Linwood Road, on Saturday, celebrate the summer, June 9 from noon until 6 p.m. Giant slides, basketball and corn toss and plenty of food will be featured. The public is invited. Dixon Presbyterian Church, 602 Dixon School Rd., continues Vacation Bible School through

BRIEFS Thursday from 6-8:30 p.m. Each evening begins with supper at 6 p.m. followed by activities for all-age children. An ice cream supper will close the program Thursday evening. Commencement exercises will be held Sunday at the 11 a.m. worship hour.

will have it's Vacation Bible School, Monday through Thursday beginning with supper from 5:15-6 p.m. They will have activities for children 2 through 6th grade and an adult class taught by Dr. Bulo Price, pastor, from 6-8:30 p.m. The VBS celebration is Friday,June 15, from 4-5 p.m.

Dover Baptist Church, 1501 Polkville Rd., Shelby,

Smith to sing Sunday Emily Smith, soprano, daughter of David and Nancy Smith of Kings Mountain, will give a free concert on Sunday, June 10 at 1:30 pm at Parkwood Baptist Church, 1729 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia. Emily is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill with a degree in vocal performance and plans to pursue a

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Master's degree in voice. She has been accepted into Opera Viva, an intensive opera program, this summer in Verona, Italy. Her program Sunday will consist of opera and musical theatre selections. Donations to help with the trip to Italy will be accepted.

KMLT to hold 'Foxfire' auditions starting Sunday Kings Mountain Little Theatre and Director Stan Logan will hold auditions for the Tony-award winning play, "Foxfire", on Sunday, June 10th from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. and on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 12th and 13th from 7 until 9 p.m. There are roles for four men, two women, plus two musicians.

'Foxfire' Synopsis Annie Nations is doing her chores on her cabin porch in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia and anticipating a visit from her son, Dillard. Annie and her husband, Hector, built Stony Lonesome, their quiet homestead, but Dillard, their son, long ago rejected the idea of being a farmer like his father. Much to Hector’s chagrin,

he makes his living as a country singer and has only a small family who rarely come to visit. Prince Carpenter, a local real estate man, comes by to talk. He offers to buy the farm from Annie, as he has bought the land of most of her neighbors. She struggles to know what to do. Holly Burrell, a family friend, also comes to visit Annie when Dillard shows up unexpectedly before a concert he is playing in the nearby town. They talk Annie into going to his show that night. After Holly leaves, Dillard tries to persuade Annie into moving closer to him so he can help care for her. During their conversation, she senses something is wrong with Dillard. At the concert Dillard

puts on a flashy show in a good ol’ boy style that annoys Holly. Afterwards, Dillard surprises Annie and Holly by showing back up at Stony Lonesome. As they talk, he tells Holly that he wants Annie to move to Florida with him, but she sees Annie’s love for her home and the roots she has made there. Dillard confronts conflicts of his own, while Annie faces the decision of whether to stay or go. Is it time to leave her home and its memories of her husband and family? As flashbacks throughout the show help portray important times in the Nations’s family, all can relate to the joy of relationships and the struggle of holding onto one’s own roots.

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Celebration of pastor's 9th anniversary Sunday The 9th anniversary of Pastor Carol Davis at Galilee United Methodist Church will be celebrated Sunday at 3 p.m. at the church.

Rev. Bobby Houze, pastor of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church of Charlotte, will be guest speaker. The public is invited.

Prince, Breakfield wed at Gingerbread House Haley Nicole Prince and Thomas Alan Breakfield II exchanged marriage vows Saturday, June 2, 2012 in a 4 p.m. wedding in The Gingerbread Meeting House in Shelby. Randy Patterson, pastor of Dixon Presbyterian Church, officiated the double-ring and "sand" ceremony. Dustin Breakfield, cousin of the bridegroom, and Drew Denton were guitarists for the program of nuptial music. The bride was given in marriage by her father. She wore a white formal-length bridal gown, the strapless bodice enhanced by beads and crystals. White roses, which gave the appearance of ruffles, enhanced the full skirt which extended into a train of ruffles. She carried a bouquet of coral and ivory roses and wore flowers in her hair. Brittany Caldwell of Gastonia was her sister's matron of honor. She wore a chocolate brown formal and carried a bouquet of coral and ivory roses. Audrey Stark of Shelby, maid of honor, and Mandy Breakfield, bridesmaid, sister of the bridegroom, wore coral formals and carried coral and ivory bouquets. Thomas Breakfield was best man for his son. Groomsmen were Ryan Sutherland of Elk Creek, Va. and Brandon Bell of Mooresville, cousins of the bridegroom. Ringbearer was Eli Caldwell, nephew of the bride. Flower girl was Kaylee Henderson. Both were dressed in white. Register attendants were Morgan Bell and Abbey Breakfield. The bride's parents, Terry and Donna Prince, hosted the reception/dinner after the ceremony at The Gingerbread

MRS. THOMAS ALAN BREAKFIELD II (Haley Nicole Prince) Meeting House. The rehearsal dinner was hosted by the bridegroom's parents, Thomas and Mollie Breakfield, on Friday evening at Kings Mountain Country Club. The bride is the daughter of Terry and Donna Prince of Kings Mountain and granddaughter of Elizabeth Sellers and the late Allen Sellers, Pearl Prince and Melvin Prince. A graduate of Kings Mountain High School, she is employed as a nursing assistant at Kings Mountain Hos-

pital. Thomas and Mollie Breakfield of Kings Mountain are parents of the bridegroom who is the grandson of Tommy and Faye Allman, Lynn Breakfield and the late Clifford (Bill) Breakfield and the late Ralph Jenkins. He is a graduate of Kings Mountain High School and is employed by Freightliner of Gastonia. After a wedding trip the newlyweds will be at home in Kings Mountain.

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Financial Resources for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Dear Savvy Senior, Are there any types of financial assistance programs that can help grandparents who are raising their grandkids? I have two grandchildren who are about to permanently move in with my husband and me, and we could use some help. Parents Again Dear Parents When it comes to raising grandkids, you definitely have plenty of company. Across the country about 5.8 million children are living with their grandparents, as the parents struggle with a variety of problems such as financial hardship, drug and alcohol addiction, prison time, domestic violence, divorce and more. To help with the day-to-day expenses of raising grandkids, there are a variety of government programs and tax benefits that can make a big difference in stretching your budget. Hereís where to look for help. Financial Assistance For starters, find out whether your family qualifies for your stateís Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, which may include

cash assistance, food stamps and free or low-cost daycare. Or, if your household income is too high to qualify as a family, ask about the ìchild-only grantî for just the grandchildís support alone. Also, find out if your state offers any additional programs like guardianship subsidies, non-parent grants or kinship care. Contact your state TANF program (see www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ofa for contact information), or call your county social services office for more information. You also need to find out if your grandkids are eligible for Social Security, including benefits for children, survivor benefits or SSI. You can find this out at your local Social Security office, or call 800-772-1213 or see www.ssa.gov. And finally, use benefitscheckup.org, a comprehensive web resource that helps you search for additional financial assistance programs that you may be eligible for, such as lower energy bills, discounts on prescription medications and more. Tax Benefits In addition to the financial assistance resources, Uncle Sam offers some tax benefits that may help you too like the

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Legal Issues You also need to talk to a family law attorney to discuss the pros and cons of obtaining legal guardianship, custody or adoption. Without some sort of legal custody, you may not be eligible for many of the previously listed financial assistance programs, and there can be problems with basic things like enrolling your grandkids in school, or giving a doctor permission to treat them. If your need help locating affordable or free legal assistance use findlegalhelp.org, or call the Eldercare Locator at 800-677-1116 for referrals. Savvy tip: To find support with other grandparents who are raising their grandchildren, visit the AARP GrandCare Support Locator at giclocalsupport.org where you can search for support groups in your area. Send your questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman OK 73070, or visit Savvysenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to NBC Today show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book.

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â– BRIEFS Potato harvest at 9

It's harvesting time! Volunteers with the Cleveland County Potato Project are invited to come out and help in harvesting a crop of potatoes at 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 6, along N. Main Street in Boiling Springs (beyond Ingles). The crop of potatoes will be given to local organizations to help feed the hungry.

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Eric Pardo, the Big E of Big E's BBQ, returned home from the Hog Happenin' BBQ cook-off in Lincolnton this weekend with second and third place plaques for his ribs and chicken.

Big E takes 2nd, 3rd, 6th in BBQ contest EMILY WEAVER Editor

Eric Pardo, chef and restaurant owner of Big E Original BBQ Company, returned home to Kings Mountain from the Hog Happenin' BBQ contest this weekend in Lincolnton with two plaques and an overall 6th place finish. Approximately 40 teams competed in this

Kansas City Barbecue Society-sanctioned event. When the awards were announced, Pardo said he was thrilled to hear Big E's called for second in pork ribs, third in BBQ chicken and 6th overall. He hopes to carry the momentum of this victory to Tryon this weekend for the Blue Ridge BBQ contest, where he will compete against 80 teams.

Rotary Club seeks nominees for Outstanding Citizen of Year The Kings Mountain Rotary Club is seeking nominations for its 2012 Outstanding Citizen of the Year. The award will be presented to a Kings Mountain resident who has set a standard for extraordinary service above self and community involvement, thereby improving the quality of life for all citizens of the Kings Mountain area. To nominate someone, pick up a form from Rotarian Brenda Lovelace at First Na-

tional Bank in Kings Mountain or send your name, your phone number, the name of the nominee and the reasons why you feel this person deserves this award to Brenda Lovelace at P.O. Box 746, Kings Mountain, NC 28086 or fax it to Attention: Brenda Lovelace at 704-739-9311. Nominations must be submitted by June 15. This award will be presented at the June 28th meeting of the KM Rotary Club.

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Come discover something great at the Kings Mountain Family YMCA! Eleven weeks of fun, adventure, friends and field trips await! The Y is offering several weeks of excitement for campers of different ages and interests. Camps are $85 a week for Y members and $120 a week for non-members. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify. Camps include: June 11th-15: Discover the World Week June 18th-22: Discover Science Week June 25th-29: Sports Sampler Week July 2nd-6: Discover the Past Week July 9th-13: Discover Something Good Week July 16th-20: Discover WHO Week July 23rd-27: Discover the ARTS Week July 30-Aug. 3: Discover Earth Week Aug. 6-10: Discover Heroes Week Aug. 13-17: Discover the Truth Week Aug. 20-24: Discover H20 Week

YMCA Sports Camps

The Kings Mountain Family YMCA is offering the following sports camps this summer - a great chance for kids to meet new friends and play sports. Children will swim every day. Register now to guarantee a spot. Camp is $85 a week for Y members and

$120 a week for non-members. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify. June 18-22: Soccer Camp June 25-29: Softball/Baseball Camp July 2-6: All Sports Camps July 9-13: Flag Football Camp July 16-20: Basketball Camp (with two days at Lenior-Rhyne University for the Rick Barnes Camp) July 23-27: Soccer Camp July 30-Aug. 3: Baseball/Softball Camps Aug. 6-10: All Sports Camps Aug. 13-17: Basketball Camp

Y offers swim lessons

The Kings Mountain Family YMCA is now registering students for swim les-

sons at its outdoor pool. Registration ends the Friday before each session begins. The program fees are $30 for members, $45 for guests. Morning lessons will be held Monday-Thursday during the following sessions: June 18-29, July 9-20 and July 30-Aug. Classes for parent and child will be from 9:10-9:40 a.m. Classes for preschool-aged children will be held from 9:45-10:15 a.m. Classes for youth will be held from 10:20-10:50 a.m. Night classes will be held from June 4-22, July 9-27 and Aug. 6-24 on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays for parent and child 6-6:30 p.m., preschool 6-6:30 p.m. and youth 6:30-7 p.m. Financial assistance is available. Call the Y at 704739-9631.

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Chris Lovelace recently received a bright orange flag from the KMPD for his motorized wheelchair as a safety measure for when Lovelace is out and about. Flags are offered free at the police department.

CONFESSION: leads deputies to double bust FROM Page 1 Department went to the home of Christin Nichole Turner at 512 Davis Road in Shelby, to investigate reports of drug activity and suspicions of a meth lab. During a search investigators located items consistent with methamphetamine manufacturing, according to Sheriff Alan Norman. Turner was arrested and was carted off to the Cleveland County Law Enforcement Center, where she allegedly told officers about three of her accomplices. "Ms. Turner also described the other suspects and their vehicle to investigators," according to the Sheriff. Deputies spotted a vehicle with that same description driving slowly by Turner's house a short time later. The car picked up speed, Norman said, when its occupants noticed the officers on the scene. "Investigators followed the suspect vehicle for a short distance and were able to conduct a traffic stop," according to the report. "During the traffic stop investigators identified the three people that Ms. Turner had described. Investigators then searched the vehicle and discovered several items that were consistent with a methamphetamine laboratory inside of the vehicle." The suspects were arrested and joined Turner at the Law Enforcement Center. Turner was being held under a $20,000 secured bond. Teresa Gail Hardin, of 118 Royal Drive in Grover, and Paul Edward Bishop, of 406 East Jeffries Street in Gaffney, are both being held under a $20,000 secured bond. Tiffany Marie Martin, of 410 S. Rutherford St. in Blacksburg, is being held under a $65,000 secured bond.

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KING: elected to be ‘king’ of NC delegates at Republican National Convention FROM Page 1 policies of the Republican Party and the far-left extremist views of President Obama and his liberal cronies.” King will be succeeding United States Senator Richard Burr as Chairman of the Delegation. Burr WAYNE KING chaired the delegation to the 2008 Republican National Convention in Minneapolis / St. Paul. King is also succeeding Burr on the Platform Committee. The Platform Committee, whose purpose is to construct the Party Platform which outlines the Party's core beliefs and the Party's stance on key issues facing our nation, is traditionally comprised of some of the top Republican leaders from around the nation. In addition to Senator Richard Burr, 2008 Platform Committee members included Senator Conrad Burns, Governor Haley Barbour, Governor Robert Bentley, Congressman Kevin McCarthy, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, Congressman Heather Wilson, and RNC Chairman Mike Duncan. “I want to thank everyone at the Convention

who supported my selection as a delegate,” King concluded, “And I want to thank my fellow delegates for selecting me to chair the delegation and to represent North Carolina on the Platform Committee. I am humbled by their support, and I will work tirelessly on their behalf.” King, considered one of the "young guns" of the Republican Party, unseated the state GOP's incumbent vice chair last year at the state convention. At 30 years old, he was perhaps the youngest man in the country to take the second most-high position in a state Republican party. At 27, in 2007, he was well on his way beating out two opponents for chairman of the Cleveland County Republican Party. Two years later, he was elected chairman of the 10th Congressional District. And now, in his service as NCGOP vice chair, King continues to fight for the Party he loves. As vice chair, he helped organize a North Carolina tour for then-presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, which brought the candidate to King's hometown of Kings Mountain. His three-year-old son, Noah, sat beside him as Gingrich addressed a packed house at 238 Cherokee Street Tavern April 25. In a speech to delegates last year, King said that Republicans must actively recruit young people into their party. “We have the opportunity to impact an entire generation of new Republicans,” he told The Herald in 2011. “Our message is right, but we have to have leaders in our party who understand how to

package it and deliver it to young people." This will be King's third time attending a Republican National Convention, but his first time serving on the prestigious platform committee. One male and one female delegate from each state are chosen to serve on the committee.

CCGOP to meet Monday “Time for Cleveland County Republicans to pull together for an ‘all in’ effort for our campaign to re-gain our government,” says Thomas Tanguay of the Cleveland County GOP. The local Republican Party will meet, for that purpose, Monday, June 11th, at the County Administration Building, 311 E. Marion St., Shelby at 7:00 p.m. This Monday’s meeting will be the first of two “sign up” meetings. August 13th will be the second. During these two meetings the party will bring together the people who will run the organizations that ultimately will “Get Out The Vote”. The party will have posted the committee organizations designated to do that throughout the campaign cycle through to Election Day. Some of the committees will be in charge of running Party headquarters, county Fair operations, telephone support, candidate field support, poll information activity, lawn sign processing, and various fundraising projects. The first 25 people who sign up to help will receive a miniature US flag with pedestal with the party’s gratitude. For more information, visit ccgop.com

LANDOWNERS: seek to be annexed into city limits at council meeting FROM Page 1 Austin said that one of the original businesses dropped out of the program before the funds were spent on that business in 2011. The city submitted an amended application to NC Department of Community Investment and Assistance to replace that business with four additional businesses for a total of six local businesses to receive assistance. The four replacement businesses were selected after the city advertised and received applications

from existing businesses willing to create jobs required of this program. All funds were obligated no later than March 21, 2012. Austin said that on March 28 one of the four replacement businesses also withdrew from the program. No grant funds were spent on that business, he said, and when that happened the city asked NCDC if funds could be used for one of the remaining businesses or another replacement business. They were told no extensions would be granted and the city must proceed with the close

out of the grant and return the $30,000 allocated to the sixth business. The five local businesses receiving grants were AFAB Promotions, $50,000 for the purchase of embroidery machines and two jobs created; Hometown Hardware, $25,000, facade renovations and one job created; Center Street Tavern, $45,000 for purchase of kitchen and bar equipment and two jobs created; X-Stream Car Wash, $30,000 for purchase of one truck and two jobs created; and Bridges Hardware, $45,000 for building renovations and two jobs created.

STATE: of Community ‘looking good’, according to leaders at breakfast FROM Page 1 "We're excited about the future of Kings Mountain," said Fletcher, noting that this community is home to one of the largest data center structures in the state and possibly in the country. She noted that three other users are projected for the T-5 Data Center Park, a $1.3 billion dollar capital investment with 5-7 users and three others projected. "We expect to add a new one in the next several months," said Fletcher. She said the data centers are expected to hire 2700 workers for construction jobs. "We're marketing green energy," she said, mentioning the Dixon Dairy Road solar farm and Southern Power in Kings Mountain. Murphrey announced that a new Kings Mountain Walgreens plans a mid-July opening. In a power point presentation, he pointed to the 2012-2013 budget which calls for no increases in property tax or service fees to city customers. He added that Kings Mountain is one of eight cities in the state that sells all four utilities. Murphrey illustrated electric, water, gas and sewer department projects focusing on the city's completion of two phases of a new 36-inch water line from Moss Lake into town, one of three big water and sewer high ticket projects totaling $33.7 million. He said the goal is to be shovel ready by May 2013. The Electric Department, under the direction of Nick Hendricks, is working on two pilot projects: to install fiber optics to all municipal buildings and vital infrastructure with estimated completion December 2012 resulting, said the mayor, in Network speed and reliability and reduction of monthly

costs. The second project, Smart Grid technology, takes customer service to a higher level and is expected to be available on 1500 meters with a November 2012 projected completion date. This technology would give customers real time information about their utility consumption. Another new project and a state EPA-mandated program, storm water management has a five-year timeline. Money is in the budget for the first year for public education, staff training, system evaluation and ordinance implementation. The mayor also included pictures of a beautification project proposed on the Battleground side of the railroad downtown. Bringing jobs to Cleveland County remains a major goal of county commissioners, said Hutchins. His power point presentation displayed pictures of new and expanded industries, the number of jobs and investments. He said that Phase I of Southern Power, a $400 million dollar industry near Kings Mountain, will go on

line in late 2012. The state-of-the art Legrand Center at Cleveland Community College is expected to be up and running by July with its first event in August. He said the county has recently seen an increase in the number of residential building permits and county leaders hope that's the start of a positive trend. He also noted that renovations are complete in the Earl Scruggs Center in Shelby and Phase 3 of Gateway Trails has been completed. "This has been our toughest budget," said Hutchins, but he added there has been no layoff of employees and the county maintains its same level of service with no tax increase. Hamrick said that the Cleveland County Schools budget is facing $5 million in discretionary reductions, passed along from state government, this year alone. "We've worked hard to control spending," he said. A 10% supplementary increase to certified personnel and a 1% increase to noncertified personnel is included in the budget.

Renovations are underway at the former Shelby Middle school building which will become the new Central Services Facility and the home of Turning Point Academy. The Central Services facility is scheduled for completion in early 2013 and will be a one-stop location for parents as all administrative offices will be housed there. Turning Point Academy should be ready for students by fall 2013. Central School in Kings Mountain will house the parent center and maintenance departments for the school system. He noted that Shelby Middle School is the first new school built in Cleveland County in nearly 10 years and will complete its first year of operation this month. He said commencement exercises are being held at all schools this week and Turning Point Academy will hold its first graduation ceremony Friday. Hamrick, in his power point presentation, prefaced his remarks with "did you know," relating facts about accomplishments of students. He said that Cleveland

Early college graduated 24 students this spring. Kings Mountain High School led in educational scholarships by 226 athletes and 18 teams and both the KMHS Band and KMHS Chorus had another record year in achievement. Would you believe, he said, there are Kindles, IPods, IPads in kindergarten, 139 fewer dropouts this past year than five years ago and over 60% of students are economically disadvantaged? Cleveland County is the 23rd largest district in the state. Ken Mooney described his job as "customer after care." That means being visible, engaging existing industry and listening to them. Making 149 site visits over the past 17 months, an industrial survey, and industry roundtable meetings are just a few of the ways that existing industry works. He noted that 583 new jobs, 12 projects, $74 million in capital investment, and 11 plants in Cleveland County tout a diversity of manufacturing in Cleveland County.

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BACK TO BACK! KM Post 155 gets on winning track with wins over Charlotte, Gastonia Kings Mountain’s American Legion baseball team opened the season with a threegame losing streak but snapped it in a big way last weekend at KM’s Lancaster Field with wins over Charlotte 5-1 and Gaston Post 23 5-3. Post 155 got good pitching and some big hits in both victories, giving them a 2-3 Area IV record heading into a game tonight against the Gaston Braves at East Gaston High School. After that, the team will take a week off before hosting the Braves on June 15 at 7 p.m. Kings Mountain got a good pitching effort from CJ Harris and Jacob Breakfield in its victory over Charlotte Friday night. Har-

ris went six innings and struck out nine to get the win. Breakfield picked up a save, hurling three innings and fanning four. Charlotte managed only four hits. Alex Reynolds led the KM plate attack with a double and triple. Daniel Barrett contributed two hits, Landon Bolin had an RBI double, and Kevin Mills had a double. Dallas Conner’s two-run, walk-off home run with two out in the bottom of the ninth lifted Post 155 over Gastonia on Sunday evening. Kings Mountain led 3-2 going into the ninth but Post 23 rallied to tie the game on See LEGION, 2B

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Kings Mountain's Daniel Barrett slides into second base in game with Gaston Post 23 Sunday at Lancaster Field.

Follow KM Post 155 team on GameChanger app GARY STEWART / HERALD

A mighty cut at the ball resulted in a two-run home run for Alex Reynolds in Sunday's Post 155 win over Gastonia at Lancaster Field. Reynolds also had a double and triple to lead the KM nine to victory over Charlotte two nights earlier.

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Breanna Stevens, left, and Morgan Scism of Kings Mountain High's women's soccer team were named to the 2012 All-Big South 3A Conference team.

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Rick Henderson named KMHS men’s tennis coach Kings Mountain High women’s tennis coach Rick Henderson took on double duty Monday morning when he accepted the position of the Mountaineer men’s tennis coach He replaces Grayson Pierce, who was recently named head men’s basketball coach and chose to give up the tennis duties to concentrate all his efforts on rebuilding the basketball program. Henderson has been coach of the Mountaineers for the past five seasons. He has previously coached semi-pro men’s teams in Kings Mountain and has been a pro referee since 1982. He is presently

working on his certification to be a professional tennis instructor. “Coach Henderson has done a tremendous job with our female tennis players over the last several years,” said KMHS Athletic Director Dustin Morehead. “I look forward to the dedication and expertise he will bring to the overall tennis program here at KMHS. We are lucky to have Coach Henderson be a part of our coaching staff.”

Henderson said the offer to become men’s coach took him by surprise. “I’m excited,” he said. “I turned it down four years ago because of my work schedule, but I’ve been around tennis a long time.” Henderson said his girls team will begin practice at the end of next month and will sponsor a tennis clinic for youngsters ages 9-14 July 9-12. The men’s team plays in the spring.

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LEGION: Kings Mountain Post 155 gets on track with back to back wins FROM {age 1B doubles by Andrew Ray and Trevor Bridges. Clayton Johnson came on in relief of Conner and retired the final two Gaston batters to keep the game at 3-all and eventually get the

win. Kevin Mills’ one-out single to left gave KM life in the bottom of the ninth. An out later, Conner sent a fast ball over the left field fence to end the game.

Conner worked the first 8 1/3 innings on the mound for Post 155, scattering six hits and striking out eight. Post 23 scored two unearned runs in the top of the third to take a 2-0 lead.

Kings Mountain came back in the bottom of the third to tie the game on Conner’s single to left and Alex Reynolds’ long home run over the left field fence. Andrew Stinnett’s RBI single to right gave

KM a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the eighth. Mills finished with 4-for-5 to lead the KM plate attack. Conner and Reynolds added two hits each and Stinnett had one.

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Dallas Conner worked 8 1/3 innings on the mound and then ended the game with a two-run, walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth to help Post 155 beat Gaston Post 23 5-3 in Area IV Legion action Sunday at Lancaster Field.

Shrine Club’s 10th annual Golf Tournament White Plains Shrine Club's 10th annual Bruce Ward Memorial Golf Tournament for Shriners Hospitals for Children will tee-off with a 1 p.m. shotgun start June 16 at Kings Mountain Country Club. The $65 per player ticket cost and $250 per team includes BBQ and hole-in-one contests. Mulligans, strings and skirts will be sold the day of the tournament which follow a Captain's Choice format and include closest to the pin contests, longest drive contest and door prizes. For more information and to register go to: www.wpshriners.com

or contact Kevin Champion at 704-730-9948; Jeff Ward at 704300-5353; or the KMCC Pro Shop at 704-739-3221. In event of a tie, the tournament and flights will be decided by going to the scorecard with the hole being announced at the tournament. Big prizes include $500 for first place and $150 first place in second and third flights with all cash prizes based on a minimum of 20 teams in the field. Prizes will be less if less than 20 items are entered but all hole-inone contests will still have prizes advertised. Hole-in-one contests

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

Club Meetings Kings Mountain Rotary Club - Every Thursday, noon, at the Kings Mountain Patrick Senior Center, 909 E. King St.

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Southern Arts Society – Meets every first Tuesday of the month at the KM Art Center (Old Depot), 301 N. Piedmont Ave. Social time is at 6:30 p.m. and the program is at 7 p.m. Visitors are welcome. Shutter Light Group – (Photography club) meets every third Tuesday of each month at the KM Art Center (Old Depot), 301 N. Piedmont Ave. Social time is at 6:30 p.m. and the program is at 7 p.m. Visitors are welcome. Kings Mountain Woman’s Club – Meets the 4th Monday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Kings Mountain’s Woman’s Club, East Mountain Street. Executive Board for Kings Mountain’s Woman’s Club – Meets the 2nd Monday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Kings Mountain’s Woman’s Club, East Mountain Street. Military Support Group – Meets every fourth Thursday of every month at Central United Methodist Church. In country Vietnam veterans breakfast group – Meets the 2nd Monday of every month, 9 a.m., at Mountain View Restaurant in Kings Mountain. Contact Steve Brown at 704-739-2725 for more information. Shelby Kiwanis Club – meets every first and third Thursday of the month, noon, at the Cleveland Country Club. Open to men and women 18 and older. Contact Martha Bivins at 704-484-0100. KM Kiwanis Club – Meets each Thursday at 6:30 p.m. for dinner in the Community Room (lower level) at the Mauney Memorial Library, South Piedmont Ave. Community Trustee Council Meetings for 2012: Thursday, Aug. 2, 5 p.m. at Cleveland Regional Medical Center Thursday, Oct. 4, 5 p.m. at Kings Mountain Hospital Thursday, Dec. 20, 5 p.m. at Cleveland Regional Medical Center

Hospice Cuts 4 Hospice Cut-A-Thon – Friday, June 8, noon – 6 p.m. at Trendsetters, 1632 South DeKalb St., Shelby. Haircuts available In Honor Of or In Memory Of your loved one. Call for an appointment or walk-ins welcome. All proceeds and donations benefit Hospice Cleveland County. For more information, please contact Shelia Bradley at 704482-8626. Reflections – The grief sharing group meetings are Tuesdays: June 19, 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 5:30 – 7 p.m. at Hospice Cleveland County Administration Building. No cost and open to anyone who has lost a loved one. Please RSVP to 704-487-4677 ext. 166 if you plan to attend. Memory Bear Workshop – Thursday, July 12, 9 a.m. – noon or 4 – 7 p.m. at Kings Mountain Hospice House, 321 Kings Mountain Blvd. 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. Please RSVP to ext. 166 if you plan to attend.

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June 6 at 7 p.m.: Shelby High Graduation at GWU Porter Arena June 7 at 7 p.m.: Burns High Graduation at GWU Porter Arena June 8 at 10:30 a.m.: Turning Point Graduation in Post Road Auditorium June 8 at 7 p.m.: Crest High Graduation at GWU Porter Arena June 8 at 8 p.m.: Kings Mountain Graduation at KM High in John Gamle Stadium

Arts & Entertainment Charlotte Shakespeare Festival – Through Aug. 26, at the Green Uptown, Charlotte, 704-625-1288, www.charlottespeare.com . Free admission. Senior Center Activities All events, unless otherwise listed will be at the Patrick Senior Center, 909 E. King St., Kings Mountain. Veterans meet – first Tuesday of each month, 3 p.m. Monthly birthday party – fourth Tuesday of each month, 10:45 a.m. Depression support group – first Wednesday of each month, 10:30 a.m. Blood pressure clinic – third Wednesday of each month, 10 a.m. Free diabetes clinic – June 20, 2-4 p.m., Patrick Senior Center. Learn about the different kinds of diabetes, good blood sugar control, different diabetes treatments and tests, meal planning and physical activity and helpful diabetes resources. Call 704-6213220 to register.

Arts Council Events The following are upcoming classes at the Cleveland County Arts Council, 111 S. Washington Street, Shelby. Contact 704-4842787 to register for classes. Annual “Cleveland County Artist Competition” - Exhibit: Through June 14, Mon. – Fri., 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.; A rich and varied showcase of the talent that lies in Cleveland County is seen in this exhibit. Local artists not only have the opportunity to display their work but also compete for awards totaling $2,050 in this prestigious competition. Cleveland County Arts Council, 704-4842787, 111 S. Washington Street, Shelby, www.ccartscouncil.org “Earth and Fire” – Saturday, June 23, 7 – 9 p.m. This event is the second annual pottery fest at. There will be refreshments and live entertainment. Pottery will be sold on a cash and carry basis. Remaining pottery will be on exhibit and available for sale through July 27. For more information contact Bernice Chappel at 704-739-5723 or email at sublady@carolina.rr.com. Cleveland County Arts Council Summer Art Camp for kids pre-school to 8th grade: June 18 – 22 - “Art with the Experts”, Ellen McCraw, (Springmore Elementary). The cost is $55. Join us as we explore the different ways famous artists created their works. With a little help from the pros, like

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Van Gogh and Matisse, we’ll use different types of media – clay, paint, printmaking, and recycled items to make our own “masterpieces.” This is for rising 1st – 8th graders. 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. or 1 – 3 p.m. It is limited to 18 students. June 18 – 22 - “Guard the Trees”, Cindy Robbs, (CCAC). The cost is $55.“UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” - The Lorax. This week we will learn how to make art out of recycled items. We will make robots, creatures, and other things while we learn to recycle at the same time! Start your collection now of tissue paper rolls, cereal boxes, plastic bottles, etc. to bring with you to camp. This is for rising 1st – 8th graders. 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. or 1 – 3 p.m. It is limited to 18 students. June 25 – 29 - “Dream Teams”, Doug Pruett, (CCAC), Cost: $55. Have you ever dreamed of drawing or painting your favorite sport team’s mascot? What about our local high school mascots and popular university mascots such as the Carolina Tar Heels, the Duke Blue Devils and the NC State Wolf Pack? What is your favorite NFL team, professional basketball team, or baseball team? Ever wonder how these mascots came to represent their particular teams? We will answer some of these questions as we use these famed mascots to make art for the week. We will draw and paint them, stamp them into clay, and make relief sculptures with them and even paint some of them on our faces! Come share the fun! This is for rising 1st – 8th graders. 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. or 1 – 3 p.m. It is limited to 18 students. - June 25 – 29 - “Imagine”, Cindy Robbs, (CCAC), Cost: $55. Imagine using paint in a totally new way! We are going to drip it, roll it, throw it, step in it...whatever you can imagine with it! We will see the effects of gravity and water on our paint as well. Come wearing your old clothes and get ready to get dirty! Rising 1st – 8th graders. 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. or 1 – 3 p.m. It is limited to 18 students. Regional Artist Grant Recipient Exhibit June 21 – July 26; Mon. – Fri. 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. The Opening Reception will be June 21, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Cleveland County Arts Council, 704-484-2787, 111 S. Washington Street, Shelby, www.ccartscouncil.org “Shelby Sprint Triathlon” to support the Arts - Race Date: Saturday, June 23, 8 a.m. The Shelby Sprint Triathlon takes place at the Shelby City Park in Shelby, NC. It will include a 500meter swim, a 20k bike and a 5k run. The Shelby Sprint Triathlon is a USA Triathlon sanctioned event.

Art Tracks Events are free and at the Depot unless noted otherwise ($) - June 5 Tues. – SASI General Meeting 6:30 p.m. - June 15 Fri. – Last day to see I AM WOMAN - June 16-17 Sat- Sun, Pick up art from I AM WOMAN - June 19 Tues. – Shutter Light General Meeting 6:30 pm - June 23 Sat – Earth and Fire Pottery Fest opens 7:00 pm - June 27 Wed. – SASI Board Meeting 6:30 p.m.

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

Action at the Y All events, unless otherwise listed will be at the Kings Mountain YMCA, 211 Cleveland Ave., 704-739-9631. Pool is open – June 8-Aug. 26, open daily, Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 26 p.m. Free to members, $3 for guests. Children under two admitted free. Summer Camps – June 11-Aug. 24, camps are $85 a week for Y members and $120 a week for non-members. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify. - June 11-15: Discover the World Week - June 18-22: Discover Science Week - June 25-29: Sports Sampler Week - July 2-6: Discover the Past Week - July 9-13: Discover Something Good Week - July 16-20: Discover WHO Week - July 23-27: Discover the ARTS Week - July 30-Aug. 3: Discover Earth Week - Aug. 6-10: Discover Heroes Week - Aug. 13-17: Discover the Truth Week - Aug. 20-24: Discover H20 Week Sports Camps – June 18-Aug. 17, camps are $85 a week for Y members and $120 a week for non-members. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify. - June 18-22: Soccer Camp - June 25-29: Softball/Baseball Camp - July 2-6: All Sports Camps - July 9-13: Flag Football Camp - July 16-20: Basketball Camp (with two days at Lenior-Rhyne University for the Rick Barnes Camp) - July 23-27: Soccer Camp - July 30-Aug. 3: Baseball/Softball Camps - Aug. 6-10: All Sports Camps - Aug. 13-17: Basketball Camp Swim lessons – offered in six different sessions at the Y pool, June 18-Aug. 24. Registration ends Friday before each session begins. $30 for members. $45 for guests. Financial assistance available. Morning lessons will be held Monday-Thursday during the following sessions: June 18-29, July 920 and July 30-Aug. 10. Classes for parent and child - 9:10-9:40 a.m.; for preschoolaged children - 9:45-10:15 a.m.; for youth 10:20-10:50 a.m. Night classes will be held from June 4-22, July 9-27 and Aug. 6-24 on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays for parent and child 6-6:30 p.m., preschool 6-6:30 p.m. and youth 6:30-7 p.m.

Special Events Zumba Fitness class – Every first and third Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m. at East Gold St. Wesleyan Church Family Life Center, 701 East Gold Street, KM. It is $2 per session and the class will be taught by a certified Zumba instructor.

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Tate leads AAU team to State Championship Isaiah Tate, a second grader from Bethware Elementary School, led his AAU team Metrolina Havoc to a 2nd grade Division I State AAU Basketball Championship in April 2012. In the State Division I AAU Basketball Tournament, Isaiah and Metrolina Havoc team defeated the Benchwarmer Mooresville Tigers, East Carolina Elite, CBC White (Charlotte), and eventually the Carolina Phenoms in the State Championship game.

Metrolina Havoc is an organization from Charlotte, NC recognized as one of the top Division I AAU youth basketball organizations in the State and has received many accolades with their teams on the national level. Isaiah starts on this team at the shooting guard position and has made significant contributions to the team’s success and is considered one of the top second grade basketball players in the State of North Carolina. During his winter recreation

basketball season participation, he also led our hometown K.M. Elite Trailblazers to an undefeated season with a 12-0 record and won the City Championship in the 78 year old Division in the City of Gastonia Youth Recreation Basketball League. He won the K.M. Elite Most Valuable Player Award. Isaiah attends Bethware Elementary School where he’s A-honor roll student. Isaiah’s Metrolina Havoc AAU team will be travelling

to Memphis, TN for the 2nd Grade Division I AAU National Basketball Tournament during the week of June 24th – July 1st representing the State of North Carolina competing against other top level 2nd grade teams across the nation. Isaiah’s parents are Maurice Tate and Brandy Tate, the founders of the K.M. Elite Trailblazer Organization. Grandparents are Ronald and Tanya Mitchell), Christopher and Cynthia Smith, and John and Rosalyn Adams).

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Isaiah Tate is pictured with his Dad Maurice Tate after leading his second grade AAU team to Division I state AAU basketball championship.

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Optimist Club Football sets Registration Registration is beginning for Kings Mountain Optimist Club football and cheerleading. Registration is $50 before July 28, and after that will increase to $75. The fee includes required accident insurance that is secondary to primary health insurance. Practice begins August 1 and will be held from 68:30 p.m. for the first week. After the fierst week it will be from 6-8 p.m. Officers are Curtis Pressley, president (704466-8297 or Apfaith@aol.com), and

Jonathan Zirbel vice president, (704-473-7024 or jzirbel@mshonda.com). Pick up and turn in registration forms on Saturday, July 7, 14, 21 and 28 at City Stadium between 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

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Front row, left to right, Gary Woodard, Avis Morrow, Jessica Johnson, Steve Nicholson; second row, Monica Ellis, Kaitlyn Thompson, Scarlett Moss, Alex Walker, Paul Hipps; third row, Andrew Thurman, Noah Bolin, Barbara Allen, Jason Pearson. Not pictured - Sedrick Bowie, James Bosserman, Reba Downs.

There will be a boys basketball camp for 3rd through 8th grades June 18-22 from 8 a.m.-12 noon at Kings Mountain High School. The cost is $60. For more information and to register visit http://www.clevelandcountyschools.org/sites/k mhsathletics/

The Cleveland Community College chapter of Gamma Beta Phi National Honor Society held its spring induction ceremony recently in the Mildred H. Keeter Auditorium on the CCC campus. Gamma Beta president, Corissa Lyons welcomed guests and CCC GBP Alumni, Jasmine Cooper,

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was the keynote speaker. Sixteen students were inducted into the honor society. Closing remarks were made by CCC English Instructor and GBP Advisor, Tajsha Eaves. Gamma Beta Phi is active not only on the CCC campus, but also provides a Christmas Party each year for children and teenagers living in the Children’s Homes of Cleveland County. Other community involvement efforts include fundraising for March of Dimes, Children’s Miracle Network, Relay-for-

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Martial Arts Master shows East students importance of training Master Justin Etters, 6th degree black belt from Eng School of Self Defense, gave a demonstration for third and fourth graders at East Elementary before the start of End Of Grade tests on Friday, May 18th. He talked to the students about the importance of training and preparing for tasks such as the EOG. He encouraged them to remember that they had trained (studied) all year and that they were prepared for the EOG’s.

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Womanʼs Club hears about Living with Alzheimers

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Gail Herndon, left, program chairman for the Home Life Community Service department of the Kings Mountain Woman's Club, introduces Edie McCurry, RN, who led the program topic, "Living with Alzheimers" at the May 28 meeting of the Woman's Club.

Girl Scouts win highest honor Brittany Dimmitt of Bessemer City, Kaitlynn Rose Krieger of Grover and Maia Frances Black of Kings Mountain were named among the 173 Girl Scouts to recently win the prestigious Girl Scout Gold Award. Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont, a United Way agency, has awarded 173 Gold Awards — the highest girl award in Girl Scouting. Nationally, approximately 5-6% of eligible

Girl Scouts earn the award. Locally, GSCP2P exceeded the national average and awarded nearly 11% of its girls throughout central and western North Carolina with the Gold Award. After the prerequisites are completed, the Girl Scout Gold Award project is the culmination of a girl's demonstration of self-discipline, leadership ability, time management, creativity, initiative and a significant

mastery of skills. Achieving the Gold Award takes true commitment and dedication with a minimum of 65 hours of service per girl. Locally and regionally, Girl Scouts collectively contributed a minimum of 11,245 hours, which the council credits with a monetary value of $211,406 based on the Independent Sector’s estimated value of volunteer time for 2010 at $18.80 per hour for North Carolina.

Beauties crowned in Miss Down Home Festival Pageant Nine girls won crowns during the Miss Down Home Festival Pageant held Saturday, May 12 in Bessemer City. The Miss Gastonia Scholarship Association hosted the pageant, which was an official event of the annual Down Home Festival sponsored by the City of Bessemer City. The winners were Bitsy Miss Zoey Rudisill, Baby Doll Miss Cheyanne Walker, Miniature Miss Kendall Lyles, Tiny Miss Alyssa Hallman, Little Miss Jersey Beattie, Junior Miss Erica Carpenter of Kings Mountain, Teen Miss Masha Hamby and Majestic Miss Ava Bryant. The runners-up were Bentley Towery, Ava Rudisill, Aubrey Pruett, Sarah Greer, Carey Reali, Ashlynn King, Ashtyn Lane, Lucy McDaniel, Davanee Duncan, Addison Bryant, Kylee Perry and Lillian Wensil. The signatures award winners were Bentley Towery, Ava Rudisill, Zoey Rudisill, Ava Bryant, Addison Bryant, Alyssa Hallman, Masha Hamby and Erica Carpenter. The overall signa-

DOWN HOME FESTIVAL PAGEANT WINNERS 2012 - The Miss Down Home Festival Pageant winners were Kendall Lyles, Kylee Perry, Alyssa Hallman, Jersey Beattie (front row) and Zoey Rudisill, Ava Bryant, Masha Hamby, Cheyanne Walker, Erica Carpenter (back row). Photo submitted by TODD HAGANS tures award winner was Kylee Perry and the first application award winner was Lillian Wensil. The pageant was a fundraiser for this year's Miss Gastonia Scholarship Pageant, which is planned

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Graduation is a moment to remember. I find it hard not to remember the two I’ve had. In high school, we were the first class of the new millennium, dressed in purple caps and gowns. It wasn’t too hot. It wasn’t too cold. But heavy clouds moved in over our heads and before the speakers really started talking, the Class of 2000 was drenched. All washed up. The white dress under my robe, however, turned a violet color that would never wash out. The ceremony went by quickly and the rain had stopped by the end of it. But I’ll never forget the rainbow that appeared when our principal said, “I give you the Class of 2000.” It wasn’t so much the words of speakers that I remember from that day, although I’m sure they were great, but the rainbow I remember most. To me, it was a sign of greater things to come. Then, on a cold December day in 2004, I was set to graduate from Western Carolina University. The stage was indoors and for that I was grateful. My grandmother had passed away a couple of months earlier. I know she would have wanted to see me graduate so I wore her jade necklace that day in a symbolic way to carry her with me. There weren’t quite as many graduates in December so our rows of seats were spread a good distance apart. As I sat in my seat waiting for the ceremony to begin I felt a hand on my shoulder. I quickly turned back to see who it was, but found no one. I knew right away that my grandmother was there. On my way to the stage, I kept coaching myself not to trip. I usually don’t wear heels, but I had that day for some reason. I remember, in practice, we were told to wait before we came down with our diploma because at the end of the stage each graduate would pause to have a picture taken. In all my silent self-coaching, I had forgotten that part. I came straight down and bumped into the poor guy

EMILY WEAVER Editor ahead of me just as his photo was being taken. My Mom still laughs about it to this day. But that poor guy probably wasn’t laughing when he got the proof of this memento of his great accomplishment with a startle-faced me bumping into him. That’s what I remember. And I hope Friday will be a day full of great memories for the 335 graduates of Kings Mountain High’s Class of 2012. You’ve earned it. Don’t be afraid of a little rain. You can’t have a rainbow without it. You’re on your way. Don’t trip! And keep your eyes on the horizon. You never know who you’ll bump into…or the impact you’ll have on someone else. And remember to carry your loved ones with you. They want to see you succeed.

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Legals PUBLIC NOTICE OF RESOLUTION OF INTENT TO CONSIDER CLOSING A PORTION OF OAK STREET Resolution Declaring the Intention of the City Council of the City of Kings Mountain to Consider the Closing of the portion of Oak Street known as the area of the railroad right-ofway lying between S. Battleground Avenue (ie northern edge of travel way) and S. Railroad Avenue (ie southern edge of travel way). WHEREAS, G.S. 160A299 authorized the City Council of the City of Kings Mountain to close public streets and alleys; and WHEREAS, The City Council of the City of Kings Mountain considers it advisable to conduct a public hearing for the purpose of giving consideration to the closing of the portion of Oak Street known as the area of the railroad right-ofway lying between S. Battleground Avenue (ie northern edge of travel way) and S. Railroad Avenue (ie southern edge of travel way). NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Kings Mountain that: (1) A meeting will be held at 6:00 p.m. on the 26th day of June, 2012 in the Council Chamber of the City Hall to consider an ordinance to close the portion of Oak Street known as the area of the railroad right-of-way lying between S. Battleground Avenue (ie northern edge of travel way) and S. Railroad Avenue (ie southern edge of travel way) (2) The City Clerk is hereby directed to publish this Resolution of Intent once a week for four successive

weeks in the Kings Mountain Herald. (3) The City Clerk is further directed to transmit by registered or certified mail to each owner of property abutting upon that portion of said street a copy of this Resolution of Intent. (4) The City Clerk is further directed to cause adequate notices of this Resolution of Intent and the scheduled public hearing to be posted as required by G.S. 160A-299. Adopted this 29th day of May, 2012. CITY OF KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA Edgar O. Murphrey, Jr., Mayor Ann L. Sessom, City Clerk If you need additional information please call the Planning & Economic Dev e l o p m e n t Department at 704734-4595. KMH3445 (5/30, 6/06,13 & 20/12) CITY OF KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC HEARING PROPOSED BUDGET FY 2012-2013 The proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2012-2013 to be effective July 1st, 2012 for the City of Kings Mountain has been presented to the City Council and is available for public inspection in the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall and The Mauney Memorial Library during normal business hours There will be a Public Hearing on Thursday, June 14th, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall for the purpose of discussing the proposed budget. Citizens are invited to attend and make comments. Ann L. Sessom City Clerk The City of Kings Mountain does not discriminate on the basis of disability. If you need an auxiliary aid or service or other accommodation in order to attend or fully participate at this meeting, please contact the Clerk’s Office in advance of the meeting so that your request can be considered. KMH3446 (5/30 & 6/06/12) NOTICE TO CREDITORS CLEVELAND COUNTY The undersigned, having qualified as Executrix of the Estate of Ruth U. Plonk, late of 911 Crescent Circle, Kings Mountain, North Carolina, Cleveland County, hereby notifies all persons having claims against said Estate to present them to the undersigned on or before the 30th day of August, 2012, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to the said Estate will please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the

30th day of May, 2012. Joyce P. Forrest Kathryn P. Goforth Co-Executrixes of the Estate of Ruth U. Plonk 8816 Red Oak Boulevard, Suite 220 Charlotte, North Carolina 28217 Megan C. Weber, J.D. McGill and Hassan, P.A., Attorneys for Estate 8816 Red Oak Boulevard, Suite 220 Charlotte, North Carolina 28217 KMH3447 (5/30, 6/06, 13 & 20/12) NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NORTH CAROLINA, CLEVELAND COUNTY Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by DAVID M. HAMRICK and wife, MELESSIA M. HAMRICK to C. ANDREW NEISLER, JR., Trustee, which was dated November 2, 2004 and recorded on November 9, 2004 in Book 1431 at Page 2018, Cleveland County, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by said deed of Trust and the undersigned, C. ANDREW NEISLER, JR., Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale of June 12, 2012 at 10:30 A.M., and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property in Cleveland County, North Carolina, to wit: BEGINNING at an iron pin in the western margin of the right of way for Carpenter Street, said iron being North 010-53 West 389.43 feet from an iron pin, said beginning iron also being the northeast corner of the Kings Mountain Housing Authority property (Deed Book 17-E at page 273); and running thence with the Kings Mountain Housing Authority line South 89-49-44 West 65.00 feet to an iron, Meservey’s corner (Deed Book 17-H at Page 145); thence with Meservey’s line North 0-10-52 West 151.17 feet to an iron pin in the southern margin of the right of way for East Parker Street; thence with the said southern margin North 89-5957 East 65.00 feet to an iron pin, the intersection of the said southern margin with the western margin of Carpenter Street; thence with the western margin

of Carpenter Street South 0-10-53 East 150.98 feet to an iron, the point of Beginning, containing 0.225 acres according to an unrecorded plat of survey by Robert T. Kelso, Registered Surveyor, dated April 25, 1990 for Hubert L. Toney and Robert L. Robinson, Jr. Said property is commonly known as 212 East Parker Street, Kings Mountain, NC 28086. Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs or FortyFive Cents (45¢) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS WHERE IS.” There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, right of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record, To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is DAVID M. HAMRICK and wife, MELESSIA M. HAMRICK. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 4521.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 day’s written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the Trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return

of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the Trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. C. Andrew Neisler, Jr. CLONINGER & NEISLER, TRUSTEE P.O. Box 515 Kings Mountain, NC 28086 PHONE: (704) 7394766 FAX: (704) 739-6485 KMH3448 (5/30 & 6/06/12) STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION COUNTY OF CLEVELAND BEFORE THE CLERK 12 SP 218 In the Matter of the Foreclosure of the Deed of Trust of Arthur T. Chubbs, Jr. Grantor TO NOTICE OF SALE ON FORECLOSURE OF DEED Terry L. Pack, OF TRUST Trustee As recorded in Book 1583 Page 590 of the Cleveland County Registry Under and by virtue of the power and authorization contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed and delivered by Arthur T. Chubbs, Jr. dated September 14, 2009 and recorded in the office of the Register of Deeds for Cleveland County, North Carolina, in Book 1583, Page 590 and because of default in the payment of the indebtedness thereby secured and failure to carry out or perform the stipulations and agreements therein contained and pursuant to the demand of the owner and holder of the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, and pursuant to the Order of the Clerk of Superior Court for Cleveland County, North Carolina, entered in this foreclosure proceeding, the undersigned, Terry L. Pack, Substitute Trustee, will expose for sale at public auction on June 12, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. at the door of the Cleveland County Courthouse, Shelby, North Carolina, the real property secured by the above described Deed of Trust is located in the County of Cleveland, State ofNorth Carolina and

described in Exhibit “A”which exhibit is incorporated by reference into this Notice.. (including any house and any other improvements therein) The address for the property is: 177 Nolan Road, Lawndale, NC 28090. The sale will be made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, restrictions and easements of record and assessments, if any. The record owner of the above-described real property as reflected on the records of the Cleveland County Register of Deeds not more than ten (10) days prior to the posting of this Notice is Arthur T. Chubbs, Jr. Pursuant to North Carolina General Statute 45-21.10 (b), and the terms of the Deed of Trust, any successful biddermay be required to depositwith the Substitute Trustee immediately upon conclusion of the sale a cash deposit of greater than five (5%) percent of the bid or $750.00. Any successful bidder will be required to tender the full balance of the purchase price so bid in cash or certified check at the time the Substituted Trustee tenders to him a deed for the property or attempts to tender such deed, and should said price so bid at that time, he will remain liable on his bid as provided for in North Carolina General Statute 45-21.30 (d) and (e). This sale will be held open ten (10) days for upset bids as required by law. 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 ten days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of termination. This the 24th day of May, 2012. TERRY L. PACK Attorney at Law HORN PACK & BROWN, P.A. P.O. Box 63 Shelby, North Carolina 28150

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704-482-2454 KMH3449 (5/30 & 6/06/12) STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND File No: 12 SP 54 NOTICE OF SALE TAKE NOTICE THAT: William Richard Boyd, Jr., Substitute Trustee, has begun proceedings to FORECLOSE under the Deed of Trust described below, and under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in such Deed of Trust, and an Order entered by the Clerk of Superior Court of the above County, will sell the below described property at public auction as follows: (1.) The instrument pursuant to which such sale will be held is that certain Deed of Trust executed by Johnson & Associates Real Estate, Inc., original mortgagor, and recorded in the Office of the Cleveland County Register of Deeds in Deed of Trust Book 1501, at Page 2281. The record owner of such property, as reflected on the records of the Register of Deeds not more than ten (10) days prior to posting this Notice of Sale, if not the original mortgagors, is: N/A (2.) The property will be sold by the Substitute Trustee at 10:00 a.m. on the 14th day of June, 2012 at the Cleveland County Courthouse door in the City of Shelby, North Carolina. (3.) The real property to be sold is generally described as Lot 2 David Drive, Shelby, North Carolina 28150* and is more particularly described as follows: Being all of that property described in that certain Deed of Trust recorded in Book 1501, at Page 2281 of the Cleveland County, North Carolina Registry. Any property de-

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scribed in the Deed of Trust which is not being offered for sale is described as follows: Subject to any and all Release Deeds of Record in the Cleveland County, North Carolina Registry, including, without limitation, the Release Deeds recorded in Book 1541, at Page 1583 and in Book 1526, at Page 1646. *The general description of the property is provided for convenience but is not guaranteed; the legal description in the Deed of Trust controls. (4.) Any buildings located on the above-described property are also included in the sale. (5.) The property will be sold by the Substitute Trustee to the highest bidder for CASH. The highest bidder will be required to deposit IN CASH with the Substitute Trustee at the date and time of the sale the greater of five percent (5.0%) of the amount of the bid or Seven Hundred Fifty and no/100 Dollars ($750.00). (6.) All bidders bid for the property AS IS on the date of sale. Absolutely no warranties are made as to the condition, value or title of the property. While the Substitute Trustee believes the title to be good, all bidders are advised that they should obtain independent counsel to examine record title as the property is sold subject to prior record interests. The Noteholder has reserved the right to withdraw the sale up to and until the Deed is delivered by the Substitute Trustee.

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The Kings Mountain Herald | www.kmherald.net (7.) The property will be sold subject to all unpaid taxes and special assessments. (8.) The property being sold is all of that property described in the Deed of Trust except as specifically set forth above. It is the intention to extinguish any and all rights or interests in the property subordinate to the Deed of Trust. (9.) Additional Notice Where the Real Property is Residential with Less Than 15 Rental Units: An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the Clerk of Superior Court of the County in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the Notice of Sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a bona fide lease or tenancy may have additional rights pursuant to Public Law 111-22: Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act of 2009. THIS the 15th day of May, 2012. William Richard Boyd, Jr. Substitute Trustee 474 Mountain Cove Road , Waynesville, NC 28786 Phone: 828-646-7308 KMH3450 (6/06/12 & 6/13/12)

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND File No: 12 SP 64 NOTICE OF SALE TAKE NOTICE THAT: William Richard Boyd, Jr., Substitute Trustee, has begun proceedings to FORECLOSE under the Deed of Trust described below, and under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in such Deed of Trust, and an Order entered by the Clerk of Superior Court of the above County, will sell the below described property at public auction as follows: (1.) The instrument pursuant to which such sale will be held is that certain Deed of Trust executed by Johnson & Associates Real Estate, Inc., original mortgagor, and recorded in the Office of the Cleveland County Register of Deeds in Deed of Trust Book 1565, at Page 1486. The record owner of such property, as reflected on the records of the Register of Deeds not more than ten (10) days prior to posting this Notice of Sale, if not the original mortgagors, is: N/A (2.) The property will be sold by the Substitute Trustee at 10:00 a.m. on the 14th day of June, 2012 at the Cleveland County Courthouse door in the City of Shelby, North Carolina. (3.) The real property to be sold is generally described as 438 Webb Road, Shelby, North Carolina 28150* and is more particularly described as follows: Being all of that property described in that certain Deed of Trust recorded in Book 1565, at Page 1486 of

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the Cleveland County, North Carolina Registry. Any property described in the Deed of Trust which is not being offered for sale is described as follows: Subject to any and all Release Deeds of Record in the Cleveland County, North Carolina Registry, including, without limitation, the Release Deeds recorded in Book 1573, at Page 2500. *The general description of the property is provided for convenience but is not guaranteed; the legal description in the Deed of Trust controls. (4.) Any buildings located on the abovedescribed property are also included in the sale. (5.) The property will be sold by the Substitute Trustee to the highest bidder for CASH. The highest bidder will be required to deposit IN CASH with the Substitute Trustee at the date and time of the sale the greater of five percent (5.0%) of the amount of the bid or Seven Hundred Fifty and no/100 Dollars ($750.00). (6.) All bidders bid for the property AS IS on the date of sale. Absolutely no warranties are made as to the condition, value or title of the property. While the Substitute Trustee believes the title to be good, all bidders are advised that they should obtain independent counsel to examine record title as the property is sold subject to prior record interests. The Noteholder has reserved the right to withdraw the sale up to and until the Deed is delivered by the Substitute Trustee. (7.) The property will

be sold subject to all unpaid taxes and special assessments. (8.) The property being sold is all of that property described in the Deed of Trust except as specifically set forth above. It is the intention to extinguish any and all rights or interests in the property subordinate to the Deed of Trust. (9.) Additional Notice Where the Real Property is Residential with Less Than 15 Rental Units: An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the Clerk of Superior Court of the County in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the Notice of Sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a bona fide lease or tenancy may have additional rights pursuant to Public Law 111-22: Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act of 2009. THIS the 15th day of May, 2012. William Richard Boyd, Jr. Substitute Trustee 474 Mountain Cove Road , Waynesville, NC 28786 Phone: 828-646-7308 KMH3451 (6/06/12 & 6/13/12)

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND File No: 12 SP 200 NOTICE OF SALE TAKE NOTICE THAT: William Richard Boyd, Jr., Substitute Trustee, has begun proceedings to FORECLOSE under the Deed of Trust described below, and under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in such Deed of Trust, and an Order entered by the Clerk of Superior Court of the above County, will sell the below described property at public auction as follows: (1.) The instrument pursuant to which such sale will be held is that certain Deed of Trust executed by Terrence C. Hill and wife, Linda L. Hill, original mortgagors, and recorded in the Office of the Cleveland County Register of Deeds in Deed of Trust Book 1512, at Page 415. The record owner of such property, as reflected on the records of the Register of Deeds not more than ten (10) days prior to posting this Notice of Sale, if not the original mortgagors, is: Terrence Craig Hill and Linda Lou Hill (2.) The property will be sold by the Substitute Trustee at 10:00 a.m. on the 14th day of June, 2012 at the Cleveland County Courthouse door in the City of Shelby, North Carolina. (3.) The real property to be sold is generally described as 1149 Carpenters Grove Ch Rd #2, Lawndale, North Carolina 28090* and is more particularly described as follows: Being all of that property described in that certain Deed of Trust

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Ledford masters challenges, looks forward to a bright future Paul Ledford, 19, probably won’t need a hand in maneuvering his wheels

across the stage at John Gamble Stadium June 8 to receive his diploma.

He thinks his excitement at graduating from high school will be shared by the 334 other seniors who are decking out in traditional black cap and gown. Any one of them would be able to give assistance if needed to their fellow class man. “I am excited,’’ said Ledford, who is ready to move ahead in life. He plans to continue his education at a community college or Gardner-Webb University and major in psychology or dietician/nutrition program. Ledford has mastered challenges for at least 10 years with progressive muscle weakening. Five years ago he was diagnosed with a form of Muscular Dystrophy and was out of school a couple months, he said. “My wheelchair doesn’t slow me down much,’’ he laughs. He enjoys hanging out with his friends and being involved with youth at First Baptist Church. What are his favorite subjects in school? He loves Science and the computer. Son of Barry Ledford and Anne Harbison of Kings Mountain, he has a younger brother, Nathan, 17. And, of course, like other graduating seniors he loved the prom. Priscilla Jordan, 2011 KMHS Homecoming Queen, was his date. “It was really fun and everyone had a good time,’’ said Paul.

Paul Ledford and Priscilla Jordan, 2011 KMHS Homecoming Queen at the prom.

Graduation set for June 8 Final exercises for 335 Kings Mountain High School seniors will be held Friday night, June 8, at 8 p.m. in John Gamble Stadium. The Class of 2012 is one of the largest graduating classes in the school’s history. Officers of the senior class and top scholars - the valedictorian and salutatorian still to be announced - will be on the platform to speak and make presentations. The class will march onto the field to the traditional “Pomp and Circumstance” by the 9th Grade Band. Senior members of the KMHS Chorus will present special music. Junior marshals are Matthew Allen, Michael Cerjan, Justin Chapman, Wilson Rikard, Michael Brunswick, Courtney Elmore, Tyler Reller, Jonathan Long, Phillip Quinn, Chase Hullender and Emily Whitaker. Cleveland County Board of Education members Shearra Miller, Kathy Falls, and Jerry Hoyle will be on stage to congratulate the graduates as they receive their diplomas from KMHS Principal Ronny Funderburke. Rev. James Lockridge, president of the Kings Mountain Ministerial Association and pastor of Second Baptist Church, delivered the baccalaureate sermon at Sunday night’s worship service in B.N. Barnes Auditorium.


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Kings Mountain High School Class of 2012 Kayla Absher Akua Adams Demarco Adams Haley Adams Joshua Adams Megan Adams Treyvon Adams Tyler Adams Austin Allen Rebekah Anthony Cody Appel Geranda Archie Benjamin Austin Caroline Baker Elizabeth Baker Eric Barnes Joshua Barrett Johnathan Bell Jonas Bell Martellis Bell Tiffney Bell Wesley Bell Lauren Belt Wendi Belt Gary Bennett Christopher Berard Aaleyiah Bess Melissa Betancur Timothy Biddix Edward Blackburn David Blain Dason Blanton Amma Boakye Larry Bolding Jonathon Boone Kristen Boone Jonathon Borchert Maggie Bowen Stephanie Bowen Zackery Bradley Caitlyn Braunns Julie Bridges Justin Bridges Robert Bridges Ryan Bridges Rojhonai Bright Kelvie Brooks Maranda Brooks Paris Brooks Tameisha Brooks Alexis Brown Angelica Brown Ciera Buchanan Thomas Burgess Trevarus Byers Ashley Cain Austin Callahan Laura Canniff Aneisy Cardo Harley Carrigan Spencer Carroll Timothy Carroll Hector Casey Savannah Cash Taylor Cash Hayley Causby Tiffani Champion Dustin Chapman Joseph Chapman Kenneth Chapman Kendall Chase Christopher Childers Daniel Childers Heather Childers Kimberly Church Claude Clark Michael Clary Caitlin Clemons Mitchell Cloninger Macy Coble Alyssa Cogdell Jacob Cole Nalorin Cole Tanner Collins

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What are your plans after high school graduation? Chaney Barnes, 18 I’m going to Spain in June for five weeks to study Spanish and then enroll at Davidson College to major in Math/Science.

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I plan to attend mission trips this summer and in the fall enroll at Gardner-Webb University and major in elementary education. My goal is to be a classroom teacher. * Sarah had perfect attendence for her entire school career.

I plan to work this summer at Kings Mountain Hospital and enter the nursing program at Central Piedmont Community College this fall. I plan to continue my volunteer service with Kings Mountain Fire Department.

A word of advice... This time of year almost always brings a little celebration to Rusty Springs. With a family the size of ours there seems to be a new graduate every year. This year, however, it’s a little more special because the graduates have moved down to the next generation and our first grandchild will walk across a stage and pick up her high school diploma. Brette is a beautiful 18 year old blonde superstar that seemed to inherit all of our family’s good qualities. I assure you there is no more prejudice here than in any assessment of your grandchilBrette dren’s qualities. She is a multi-sport athlete, loves her job in a gun shop and will start a medical career at University of Louisville this fall. All of our grandkids are pretty close to perfect. Brette just happens to be the first. While I’ve presented this list of advice to graduates in the past, here it is again, but especially for Brette. Eat less. Taste more. Climb more mountains. Drive a red sports car. Appreciate kudzu. Start a fire in someone’s soul. Learn how to choose a good

Matt Lovelace, 18

My career plans are to become a doctor. I plan to enroll at UNC-Pembroke and study medicine.

After a vacation with family I plan to enroll at UNC in Chapel Hill and major in Chemistry.

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I’m excited to be going to Honduras this summer on a mission trip. In the Fall I plan to enroll at UNC-Charlotte and major in elementary education. My goal is to be a teacher.

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BESSEMER CITY Dressed in caps and gowns of green and gold, 110 graduates will march into Bessemer City High School Stadium at 9 a.m. Saturday for commencement. Among that number, will be the first and last class - the only graduating class - of Bessemer City Early College High School. The five-year program, which afforded Bessemer City students the chance to earn a high school diploma and up to two years of college credits, is moving to the Dallas campus of Gaston College. In August, the new Gaston County Early College High School will open to freshmen throughout the county. But for four years the 10 Bessemer City seniors, who will be graduating with diplomas and college credits, have walked the halls with their peers at BCHS. They’ve shared stories over

lunch, whispers at the lockers, sang together in chorus, played together on the field and at 9 a.m. on June 9, the graduates of two schools, who’ve shared one roof, will - all together - turn their tassels. The valedictorian and salutatorian (still to be announced) will address the crowd along with James Montgomery, principal of BCHS. And the Yellow Jacket fans that fill the stands will cheer for their favorite graduates as the new diploma-holders embark on their next journey in life. On Friday, June 8, the Class of 2012 is invited to a senior picnic at 11:30 a.m. The Class of 2012 has chosen Jan Sean’s song “2012” as its class song. The class’ motto is “The proud, the few, the class of two thousand one two.” Tiger Lily is the class flower.

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Welding students receive certificates from CCC On Wednesday, May 9, 2012 twenty-one Kings Mountain High School Welding students (12 juniors and 9 seniors) graduated from Cleveland Community College with a basic welding certificate. The students attended an extra Huskins class each day at

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Music directors recognized for superior ratings Nine band, choral and orchestra directors from Cleveland County Schools were recognized for their groups’ Superior ratings at their respective recent music performance adjudications by the county school board at Monday night’s meeting. They were: Ashley Smith, Burns Middle 8th Grade Chorus; Jennifer Cabaniss, Crest Middle 8th Grade Chorus; Sherry Young, KM Middle 7th-8th Grades Mixed Chorus; Anne Goss, Burns High School

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We can all learn a lesson from Aneisy Cardo By KYRA TURNER Imagine having to move from all you knew to another country where you don’t even know the language. That is exactly what happened to Aneisy Cardo and her family seven years ago. “When I moved here (from Cuba) I was in the fifth grade and none of my family knew English,� Cardo said. “When I got to middle school I didn’t have as much help as in elementary school but I kept learning. I had good friends that helped. I then went home and taught my parents.� Cardo started early on to really enjoy math because there was no language involved. “Math became my favorite subject because it was just numbers and I knew all about those,� Cardo said. With great friends, teachers and her family supporting her through this difficult

journey, Cardo will be graduating with a 4.3 GPA and many academic and athletic awards. “I took AP classes and honors classes while I have been in high school,� Cardo said. Of all the awards Cardo achieved, she seemed most proud of her MVP All Conference award. Cardo loves sports and participated by being a part of Kings Mountain High teams such as cross country, track and swimming during all of her four years of high school. “I love being part of a team,� Cardo said. Cardo has applied for almost all of the scholarships she has found to pay for college. Some of the big ones she has received are the Mickey A. Church Scholarship (graduating with a 4.0 GPA or higher), the Hall of Fame Scholarship and the Golden Leaf Scholarship. She still waits to hear

In April right before Aneisy Cardo, left for Cuba. Her family was celebrating her 19th birthday early since she was going to spend it in Cube and they were not going to see her. from others she has applied to, to cover the rest. Cardo returned to Cuba to see her extended family this

past spring break. She will be attending Appalachian State University this fall to major in Interna-

tional Business and couldn’t be more happy. Cardo is supported by her family, mother and father,

Minerva and Francisco Cardo; and her sister, Anicia Cardo, 21.

Lovelace a world traveler of her own making By KYRA TURNER Most teens don’t get the chance to go overseas even once. For Marina Lovelace, senior at Kings Mountain High School, this is not the case. She has been twice. When Lovelace was in her car one day she heard a song with German lyrics. Fascinated by the language Lovelace did a lot of searching and learning. After teaching herself the language, at age 13, Lovelace decided to get more education in the field of German. Throughout her high school career she has taken German classes online at school and is finishing her senior year by tackling AP German. In the summer of 2010, Lovelace took her first steps into exploring more about German by actually going to Germany. “I lived with a German family (in Nuremberg) and went to school with my host brother,� Lovelace said. “It was funded by the American Association of Teachers of German and the German government.� Lovelace also spent a week in Berlin while she was there. The Germany trip got her feet wet and her

heart yearning for more culture. In 2011 she made the trek to Korea. Lovelace spent seven weeks during that summer with a family from Seoul. “I went with NSLI-Y (National Security Language Initiative for Youth)�, Lovelace said. “It is a program funded by the Department of State that sends high school students to learn critical languages. I took intensive Korean classes at Sogang University.� When Lovelace graduates on June 8th she will be attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, majoring in Global Studies and furthering her passion by focusing on Korea. “I have many friends in Korea and I love the culture and the language,� Lovelace said. Lovelace will also be graduating with a scholarship to study abroad. She also hopes to spend a year in Korea. Lovelace’s hobbies are reading and learning different languages. Lovelace is supported by her family; mother and father, Angel and Farrel Lovelace; sister, Ashley Lovelace, 22; and brothers, Allen Lovelace, 33, and Reggie Lovelace, 32.

Marina Lovelace is pictured with some of her Korean friends at a talent show they did in Bucheon, South Korea.

Jessica Lynn Sprouse, daughter of Arthur and Patty Sprouse of Kings Mountain, graduated Magna Cum Laude from Western Carolina University at Cullowhee May 5. Miss Sprouse, who earned her B. S. degree in Business Administration

and Management, plans to enter into a store management program with CVS Pharmacy with a goal to move up in CVS to Corporate. She was on the Dean’s List every semester she attended and is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society and recipient of the

Outstanding Management Award. Grandparents are Lela Cobb and the late Donald Cobb and Jeanette Owens and the late Albany McKeehan. She graduated from Kings Mountain High School in June 2009.

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