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KM’s Byers goes 1-1 in Olympic wrestling Kings Mountain’s Dremiel Byers won his first match before losing 1-0, 1-0 to reigning world champion Riza Kayaaip of Turkey Monday in the quarterfinals of the GrecoRoman heavyweight wrestling division in the London Olympics. Byers received a bye in the qualification rounds and then defeated Muminjon Abdullaev of Uzbekistan 1-0, 2-0.

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TV crews shoot a scene in front of City Hall for "Homeland," a one-hour drama/thriller series on Cable's Showtime network. City Hall will be shown in the 7th episode of 12 in 2012 as a metropolitan police station "7th District" in Washington, DC.

Sellers off to TV series filmed at city hall respected NC School of Arts ELIZABETH STEWART


For the first time in many years, a Kings Mountain young woman has landed a full scholarship to the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Next Wednesday, Aug. 15, 17-year-old Morgan Sellers will move into a dormitory on the UNCSA campus in Winston-Salem, where she will study theater. Classes start Aug. 20. She is the only Kings Mountain student since 1993 when Heather Melton and since 1991 when Laura Beth Moss, who went on to act on Broadway and in a soap opera, to be accepted to attend the prestigious school. Hundreds of applicants from throughout the nation were narrowed down to 26, before being cut down to a final 20. Morgan checked her voicemail (knowing the school would call the winning scholars) every day, hoping for a call. Three weeks after her last encounter with recruiters, the phone rang. "She worked a whole year by herself building her resume and working to get accepted. She was real focused on getting into this school," said her mother, City Manager Marilyn Sellers. "It's a real honor for her to get this. It's bittersweet. We don't want to lose her, but we're excited and proud." "She loves talking about it, just doesn't like thinking about it," joked Morgan, knowing her mother will miss her as she goes off to study at a college a year before her peers. See SELLERS, 7A

The Courtyard of Kings Mountain City Hall was the busiest place in town Monday morning from about 5 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. as a busy TV crew from Showtime Networks & Leakwood Lane Productions shot the seventh episode of "Homeland", a popular award-winning one hour drama/thrlller TV series that opens its second season Sunday, Sept. 30 at 10 p.m. on the Showtime network. Crowds of curious onlookers hoped to get close enough to stars Claire Danes and Damian Lewis to get their autographs but had to watch filming from a distance. Kings Mountain Police officers kept traffic flowing away from

Gold Street but some residents ventured to the grassy area around city hall to watch the action. A police shield emblem with the words "7th District" marked the front of city hall which will represent a police station in Washington, D.C. in the upcoming episode. Mayor Rick Murphrey said the location site was chosen by Pacific Entertainment Group of Charlotte's production staff a few days ago after they looked at a number of buildings in this and other areas. "They were looking for a building to be featured as a metropolitan police station in Washington, D.C. and chose city hall," said the mayor. "It was exciting and Kings Mountain will get some exposure from the filming here." See HOMELAND, 7A

Council says ‘no’ to annexation ELIZABETH STEWART

By a vote of 4-3 Kings Mountain City Council last Tuesday shot down voluntary satellite annexation to B&D Enterprises in the Oak Grove Community and Grandpa's Store in the Bethlehem Community. Grandpa's Store is located on a 3.363 acre parcel beside Bethlehem Fire Department. Tom's Family Mart is comprised of three parcels on 1.166 acres at the intersection of Oak Grove and Stoney Point roads. It is the tract on the southwest corner that includes Tom's Family Mart, the tract on the northwest corner

that includes a frame construction detached single family house and a vacant commercial building on the southeast corner. Ward V councilman Keith Miller's question to Police Chief Melvin Proctor about police response time to these areas sparked questions from nearly all seven councilmen at last Tuesday's public hearing by the council at its July meeting at city hall. Proctor said police response time to an area three miles outside the city limits could be 13-16 minutes or a maximum of 35 minutes depending on the area where the officer gets the call. Proctor said he was aware that the property owners seeking annexation had a

relatively low crime rate and that Tom's Family Mart management had a reputation for being tough on crime. Thomas Brooks said at the meeting that no criminal incidents had been reported in 35 years at Tom's Family Mart, a family business in operation in the Oak Grove Community since 1962. "I recognize many positives of this annexation but what about 99% of our city population who would worry about police protection. What would happen if an incident at one of the convenience stores tied up police and kept officers away from the city?" asked Miller during a public hearing in which no See COUNCIL, 7A

Stars glow in ‘Foxfire’ Final 2 shows Friday and Saturday at Joy EMILY WEAVER Editor

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Virgie H. Eaker Retired teacher and Sunday school teacher KINGS MOUNTAIN Virgie Huffstetler Eaker, 84, lifelong resident of Kings Mountain, died Aug. 7, 2012 at Kings Mountain Hospice House. S h e w a s daughter of the l a t e Thomas Edward a n d M a r y Ross Huffstetler and was also preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, the late Boyce E. Eaker, brothers, Tom,. Warren, Gus and Clyde Huffstetler and sisters, Louise Huffstetler and Selma Owens. Virgie graduated from Bethany High School and Gaston College and received a degree in Elementary Education from UNCC. She was a retired school teacher, Sunday School teacher and a longtime member of El Bethel United Methodist Church. A loving wife, mother and grandmother, she held a special place in her heart for her great grandson, Hunter. The family would like to give special thanks to friends/caregivers Gail Jenkins and Karen Lemley, as well as the doctors, nurses and staff of Kings Mountain Hospice House who provided care, love and support during Mom’s final weeks. Surviving are son, Mark W. Eaker and wife, Cynthia, of Gastonia; daughter, Donna E. Russ and husband, Phillip,

Kings Mountain; brother, Roy Huffstetler, Kings Mountain; granddaughter Paige M. Seawright and husband, Michael, Gastonia;and great-grandson, Hunter Cooke. The funeral service will be conducted Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012 at 11 a.m. at El Bethel United Methodist Church. Rev. Tom Jolly will officiate and interment will be in El Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening, Aug. 8, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. at Harris Funeral Home in Kings Mountain and other times at the home of Michael and Paige Seawright, 179 Chestnut Lane, Gastonia. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Cleveland County, Kings Mountain Hospice House, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC 28150 or El Bethel United Methodist Church, 122 El Bethel Road, Kings Mountain, NC 28086. A guest register is available at Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain, NC, is in charge of arrangements.

Harris Funeral Home Howard Good A native of Blacksburg, SC KINGS MOUNTAIN Howard Junior “Choke” Good, 73, of 510 Margrace Road, Kings Mountain, died August 2, 2012 at Kings Mountain Hospital. He was a native of Blacksburg, S.C. and the son of the late Willie Eu-

gene and Odessa Davis Good. His funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 3:30 p.m. at Sisk-Butler Funeral Home Chapel, Bessemer City with Rev. Larry Brooks officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain. Visitation will be held 30 minutes before the service at the funeral home. He was survived by his wife of 36 years, Rebecca Good; daughter, Louisea Roseboro; and, son, Michael Odom. To offer condolences, please visit Sisk-Butler Funeral Home, Bessemer City, is serving the family.

Sisk-Butler Funeral Home Pauline Harbin A member of Grace Lutheran Church KINGS MOUNTAIN Pauline Caldwell Harbin, 91, 521 Baker St., went to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 5, 2012 at Kings Mountain Hospice House. She was born in Gaston County, NC to the late Hunter Caldwell and Mildred O’Brien Caldwell and was also preceded in death by her husband, Wiley W. Harbin, s o n , James Caldwell, and sister, Anna Cald-

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well. Mrs Harbin was a caregiver and member of Grace Lutheran Church of Bessemer City. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who loved the Lord with all her heart and loved to attend her church. Surviving are her son, Monty Harbin and wife, Phyllis, and daughter, Ann Pardo and her husband, Sandy, all of Kings Mountain; grandchildren, Eric Pardo and wife Dena of Kings Mountain, Tammy Sanders and husband Adam, and Alex Pardo and wife Brandi, all of Bessemer City, and Jeffrey Harbin of Kings Mountain; 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and two great great-grandchildren. The graveside service will be conducted Wednesday, Aug. 8, at 4 p.m. at Mountain Rest Cemetery by Rev. Darrell Alexander. Burial will be in Mountain Rest Cemetery. The family received friends Tuesday, Aug. 7, from 6-8 p.m. at Harris Funeral Home in Kings Mountain. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Dr,. Shelby, NC 28150. Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain, NC, is in charge of arrangements.

Harris Funeral Home Marguerite T. McKee Sunday School and VBS teacher KINGS MOUNTAIN Marguerite Tindall McKee, 89, 803 Oak Grove Rd., went to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 2, 2012 at Kindred Transitional Care and Rehab, Gastonia. She was born in Thickety, SC to the late A. U. Tindall and Ethel Cooper Tindall and was also preceded in death by her husband, Howard McKee, and brother, Nathaniel U. Tindall. Mrs. McKee worked in retail sales and was a homemaker. A member of Oak Grove Baptist Church a n d while she was a member of David Baptist Church she was a Sunday School and VBS teacher and enjoyed mission work. She was a loving wife and mother who loved being around people. Surviving are her son, Andrew McKee; her daughter, Patricia McKee Canipe; her brother, Thomas Tindall, all of Kings Mountain; sister, Edna Earle Tindall of Kings Mountain and Melba McWhirter of Mooresboro. The funeral service was conducted Saturday, Aug. 4, at

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2 p.m. by the Rev. Travis Northcutt and interment was in Mountain Rest Cemetery. The family received friends Friday evening, Aug. 3, at Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain. Memorials may be made to Oak Grove Baptist Church, 1022 Oak Grove Road, Kings Mountain, NC 28086. Please designate International Mission Board or Annie Armstrong Christmas offering. A guest register is available at Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain, NC, was in charge of arrangements.

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Ann Moore Causby SHELBY - Ann Moore Causby, 65, wife of Donald Causby Jr., died Aug. 5, 2012. Her family will receive friends Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. at ClayBarnette Funeral Home in Shelby to celebrate her life. Matril C. Wilson SHELBY - Matril C. Wilson, 70, of Maple Springs Church Rd., died Monday, July 30, 2012 at Cleveland Regional Medical Center. The funeral service was conducted Friday, Aug. 3, at Clay-Barnette Funeral Home Chapel, interment following in Sunset Cemetery.

Saints must be eating well in Heaven today

Eric “Big E” Pardo with his grandmother, the late Pauline Harbin. On Aug. 5, a culinary queen of the kitchen, fine Christian lady and beloved matriarch of four generations passed the halls of the living and entered into the “great kitchen” in the sky. Pauline Caldwell Harbin was 91 years old Sunday when she passed away. She left behind a host of loved ones and a legacy that still inspires her grandEmily Weaver son, head chef and founder of Big E’s Editor Original BBQ Company, Eric “Big E” Pardo. A graveside service is set for 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, at Mountain Rest Cemetery with Rev. Darrell Alexander officiating. A loving caregiver and member of Grace Lutheran Church in Bessemer City, Pauline was born in Gaston County, daughter of the late Hunter Caldwell and Mildred O’Brien Caldwell. For many years of her life she continued to inspire and touch the lives of those around her - in and outside of the kitchen. “I spent a lot of weekends with her,” Eric told The Herald in a tribute to his grandmother in February. “She’d call Price Cab Company in Kings Mountain and they’d come pick us up and take us downtown to do her shopping.” Pardo’s favorite stop with his grandmother on their outings, was the last store they’d hit - the Eagle Dime Store, where a new toy always awaited. She’d tell me to go pick out a toy and I’d head straight back to the department on the right, Eric said. After downtown, came another treasured treat - cooking with grandma in the kitchen of her house on E. King St. “She’d make all kinds of stuff in the kitchen,” he said, “even barbecue. She (could) make a killer lasagna.” And little Eric would be right there with her, helping her cook and savoring the flavors of the finished product as they touched his palate. “Those are my fondest memories as a child, going downtown and cooking with grandma in the kitchen,” he said. “She could do a lot with a little.” Pauline was married to Wylie Harbin, who passed away when Eric was 2. Her three children, Eric’s mother and two brothers were all adults when he passed. She never remarried, but remained the loving matriarch of the family. Eric said he always saw his grandmother as a “strong woman”, supporting herself many years as a caregiver for the elderly. When times get hard in his own life, Eric says he thinks of his grandmother and remembers her perseverance. “Never give up,” he says. That’s one thing she’s taught him, and to always remember to add a heaping helping of passion to every dish. “We put a lot of passion into food,” he said. That’s the family way. He learned it from his grandmother. Losing such a great lady - even temporarily - is hard on the many hearts she touched. But it’s clear to see that she added a special spice to life and the world around her was a little better because she was here. The saints must be eating awful well in Heaven today.

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CLT’s ‘Little Mermaid’ a swimming success EMILY WEAVER Editor

Cherryville Little Theater’s production of “Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr.” is the perfect, charming show for any family to see. From powerhouse singing, upbeat music and smooth choreography to the perfect delivery of witty one-liners and polished acting, it’s a show you don’t want to miss. The play continues for two final performances this Friday, Aug. 10, and Saturday, Aug. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Cherryville Little Theater, 301 W. Academy St., Cherryville. Tickets will be sold at the theatre for $8 for adults and $6 for kids, students and senior citizens. Proud parents and patrons packed the theatre Friday night as the curtain rose on the opening act of a play and its players who kept the house erupting with applause at the end of every scene. Kings Mountain’s Sophia Kellstrom, as the indomitable sea witch “Ursula”, stole the spotlight along with the voice of Ariel. Her powerhouse singing voice and polished stage

presence almost make the audience want to rout for the villain. Her commanding performance of “Pour Unfortunate Souls” had some in the crowd swaying. And even a sudden power outage, from a transformer that blew down the street didn’t throw her or her henchmen Flotsam (Kenan Caldwell) and Jetsam (Kobe Caldwell) off course while they continued to act out their scene in a darkened theater. Power was restored in less than a minute and the troublesome trio in the “power of the darkside” scene didn’t miss a beat. The Caldwells of Cherryville played the part of the squirmy sea snakes superbly, slithering their way into scenes with stealthy finesse. Cherryville’s Sarah Fox quickly stole the heart of the audience as the beautiful young mermaid “Ariel” wanting so desperately to be a “Part of Your World”. Perched on the edge of the stage, she sang the hit song with poise and passion, but just as eloquently and confidently played the role of Ariel without a voice - willing to do anything to live in the world above.

Sarah Fox of Cherryville stole the heart of the audience as the mermaid Ariel in CLT’s production of The Little Mermaid. In the background is Matt Brown of Kings Mountain as Flounder. Kaleb Caldwell of Cherryville starred in the role of Ariel’s overly-protective father “King Triton”, demanding a witty French lobster, Sebastian (Carver Thompson) be his daughter’s bodyguard. Shelby’s Thompson tickled the crowd several times as the cool crustacean, who

Local restauranteur fishes Pacific waters, reels in a catch for diners

Left to right, Lane Bolin, Robert Bolin, Angel Peterson, Ryan Bolin on a fishing trip in Alaska.


Employees of 238 Cherokee Street and friends traveled across the continent on a fishing excursion in July that netted 350 pounds of Alaska King Salmon, Halibut and Rockfish. The impressive catch from the Gulf of Alaska will be served at the restaurant Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights this week. With highs in the 50s, off the coast of Sitka, Alaska,


eight anglers cast their lines and their nets, July 7-14, reeling in the specials customers have craved. “We went last year and brought fish back and served them in the restaurant. It was such a tremendous hit that we decided to do it the same time again this year,” said Robert Bolin, owner of 238 Cherokee Street. Robert was given a trip to Alaska as a birthday present in July 2011. That present has now become a tradition that has delighted both fish-

ermen and diners. “People are still talking about the fish from last year,” he said. Robert’s wife, Lane, and son, Ryan, went with him on this year’s trip to Alaska, along with Amanda and Brandon White and Angel Peterson. Kora Corey, manager of 238 Cherokee Street, and Amy Corey went fishing in the cool Pacific waters shortly before the Bolins and brought back several fish to add to the catch.

found himself in hot water, escaping from a cleaver-carrying chef and trying to avoid the wrath of King Triton when Ariel falls prey to Ursula. Matt Brown of Kings Mountain never floundered in his role as “Flounder”, winning the audience with his songs, his sass and his sidekick expertise. Eighteen-year-old Andrew Childers of Kings Mountain also shined as the scavenging “Scuttle”, singing and “squawking” his way into the spotlight. Playing Ariel’s “mersisters” Claire Hicks of Gastonia, Madison Ramsey of Kings Mountain, Cheyenne Hoffman of Cherryville, Molly Smith of Boiling Springs, Linsey Wagner of Kings Mountain and Cydney Wallace of Shelby wowed the crowd with their renditions of “Daughters of Triton” and “She’s in Love” and their fluid choreography. Madison Ramsey, with an excellent French accent, brought a lot of fun to the stage as “Chef Louis”, along with back-up chefs played by Claire Hicks, Molly Smith, Linsey Wagner and Cydney Wallace. Cherryville’s John Randall exercised a great British accent in his role as Prince Eric’s right-hand man “Grimsby”.

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Thompson as gulls; and, Cheyenne Hoffman as Carlotta. Twenty-five students who range in age from 10 to 18 from Cherryville, Kings Mountain, Belmont, Grover, Gastonia, Lincolnton and Boiling Springs are in the cast. Although the cast is young in age, it is many years wise in talent. The play is under the direction of Connie Fox and Page Thompson. Daniel Fox is helping with sound, Jimmy Savage is helping with lights and Alayna Breanne Smith has also helped behind the scenes.



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‘You knew what I was when you picked me up’ We may use the word “habit” in good and bad ways. It can suggest behaviors that are destructive or behaviors that are constructive. In the book of F i r s t Corinthians Dr. Jeff Hensley the apostle Pastor Paul wrote, Kings Mountain “Everything Baptist Church is permissible for me – but I will not be mastered by anything.” As followers of Christ, we need learn to recognize the difference between the good habits and the bad ones. Several years ago, a part of growing up in a Native American environment was for young people to experience something called a “vision quest” in which they would go away in solitude to help them discover their place in the world and prepare themselves for adulthood. One such youth, says a Native American fable, hiked into a beautiful valley that was green with trees and bright with flowers. There he fasted and meditated, but on the third day, as he looked up at the surrounding mountains, he noticed one tall jagged peak that was capped with white snow and he thought to himself, “That is the mountain I need to test myself against!” So he put on his shirt, threw his blanket over his shoulder and set off to climb that high

peak. When he finally reached the top, he gazed out at the expanse of the world unfolding before his eyes. It seemed as if he could see forever and his heart swelled with joy at the sight. Then he heard a rustle of leaves at his feet, and, looking down, he saw a slithering snake. Before he could move, the snake spoke to him. “I am about to die,” the snake said. “It’s too cold for me up here; I’m freezing. There’s no food, and I’m also starving. Would you please put me under your shirt where I’ll be warm and take me down to the valley?” “No,” replied the young person, “I know your kind. You’re a rattlesnake and if I pick you up, you’ll bite me.” “Not so,” said the snake, “I will treat you differently if you will do this for me. If you do, you will be special to me and I won’t harm you.” The youth rested for a while, but this was a very persuasive snake and it had beautiful diamond markings on its back, so finally the young person agreed and picked up the snake, and then tucked the snake under his shirt and carried it down to the valley. When he reached the base of the mountain, he took the snake from his shirt and placed it gently on the grass. Suddenly, the snake coiled, rattled and struck, biting the young man on the leg. “But you promised!” cried the youth. “You knew what I was when you picked me up,” replied the snake before it slithered away. There are many habits that present themselves to us, and whenever we are faced with habit-forming choices we need to remember the words of that fabled snake: “You knew what I was when you picked me up.”

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Oak View Baptist homecoming – The Rev. Billy Cooper and the congregation of Oak View Baptist Church, 1517 York Rd., will celebrate the church’s 74th anniversary Sunday, Aug. 12, with a homecoming service followed by a covered dish lunch in the church’s fellowship hall. The Rev. Ralph Sparrow of Mooresville, who pastored the church from 1991-99, will be the guest speaker. Church members will provide special music. A council of local churches founded Oak View Baptist Church in a brush arbor under a large oak tree on N.C. Highway 161, just across the highway from the present church at 1517 York Rd., Kings Mountain. Sunday School on Aug. 12 will begin at 9:30 a.m. and worship service will begin at 10:30 a.m. Lunch will be served immediately after the worship service. Rev. Cooper and the church members invite visitors and former members to join the celebration. Mt. Pisgah Baptist homecoming – Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, 273 Tryon School Loop Road, Bessemer City, will host its annual Homecoming and Revival services Aug. 12-15. Rev. Oscar Cleveland, Pastor Ray of Hope Baptist Church in Roebuck, SC, will be the guest speaker for Homecoming Sunday. Revivalists throughout the week will be Rev. Michael Glen, pastor of Friendship Baptist Church in Spartanburg, on Monday, Aug. 13; Rev. James Coleman, pastor of Good Samaritan Baptist Church in Shelby, on Tuesday, Aug. 14; and Rev. Benny Thomas, pastor of Mt. Calvary in Vale, on Wednesday, Aug. 15. Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church is located on the Dallas-Cherryville Highway 279, Bessemer City. Neill Family Reunion Aug. 12 – All de-

scendants, friends and neighbors of James Andrew and Mary Jane Eaker Neill are invited to attend the annual Neill family reunion Sunday, Aug. 12, at Shady Grove Baptist Church’s Family Life Center, 3240 Tryon Courthouse Road, Cherryville. This reunion has been a tradition for more than 100 years. Bring a well-filled lunch basket and enjoy a meal at 1 p.m. and an afternoon of fun. For more information, call 704-4359885 or 704-435-6970. Seminar Aug. 16 at Senior Center – A seminar on women’s incontinence and pelvic pain will be held Aug. 16 from 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. at H. Lawrence Patrick Senior Life & Conference Center, 909 E King Street. Guest speaker is Dana Robinson. New Gethsemane Baptist homecoming – New Gethsemane Baptist Church, 624 Queens Court, Gastonia, will hold Homecoming service Aug. 19 at 3 p.m. and continue revival services through Wednesday evenings, Aug. 22. Pastor Daris E. Curry invites the public. Drive-through prayer service – Bethea United Methodist Church, 605 E. Maryland Ave., Bessemer City, is sponsoring drivethrough prayer service every Wednesday in August, September and through Oct. 24 from 6-7 p.m. Pastor Tony Green invites the public. Autism Support Group – The Autism Society of North Carolina offers support for families with loved ones affected by autism. Local parents interested in being part of a support group, please call 877- 869-2762 to speak with a parent advocate or e-mail

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Church Service Directory KINGS MOUNTAIN Long Creek Presbyterian Church 701 Long Creek Road 704-629-4406 Love Valley Baptist Church 2032 Bethlehem Road 704-730-0075 Macedonia Baptist Church 1101 S. Battleground Avenue 704-739-6811 Midview Baptist Church 703 Margrace Road 704-739-6711 Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church 220 N. Watterson Street 704-739-8354 Mountain View Agape Church 506 Sparrow Springs Road 704-739-0160 Mt. Olive Baptist Church Compact School Road 704-739-4516 Mt. Zion Baptist Church 220 N. Watterson Street 704-739-8354 New Beginnings Church of Jesus Christ 541 Crocker Road 704-730-9507 New Bynum Chapel Zion Church N. Cansler Street 704-739-2606 New Camp Creek Baptist Church 863 New Camp Creek Ch. Road 704-487-7128 New Life Family Worship Center 428 Oak Grove Road

704-739-9371 New Way Missionary Baptist Church 105 Waco Road 704-724-0414 Oak Grove Baptist Church 1022 Oak Grove Road 704-739-4833 Oak View Baptist Church 1517 York Road 704-739-7831

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Pathway Baptist Church 3100 Parkdale Circle 704-734-0852 Patterson Grove Baptist Church 301 Oak Grove Road 704-739-5826 Peoples Baptist Church 1010 Groves Street 704-739-0398 Proclaiming the Word Ministries 7011 Cleveland Avenue Progressive Church of Our Lord 1001 Cleveland Avenue 704-734-1070 Resurrection Lutheran Church 600 Crescent Circle 704-739-5580 Royal Praise Ministries 2055 Shelby Rd. Saint Matthew’s Lutheran Church 201 N. Piedmont Avenue 704-739-7466 Second Baptist Church 120 Linwood Road 704-739-4216 Shady Grove Baptist Church 339 Shady Grove Road 704-739-8920

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

GASTONIA Bethesda United Methodist Church 3714 S. New Hope Rd

Sunrise Baptist Church 208 Mail Road 704-692-3007

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

Temple Baptist Church 612 N. Cansler Street 704-739-4716 The Favor Center Church 602 Slater Street True Gospel Holiness Church 1608 Shelby Road 704-739-6764 Unity AME Zion Church 948 Unity Church Road 704-228-0328 Vestibule AME Zion Church 2175 Vestibule Church Road 704-739-7961 Westover Baptist Church 114 Westover Drive

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


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“A Fresh Look’ art competition at the Depot Southern Arts Society, 301 N. Piedmont Avenue, (at the Depot) is proud to present “A Fresh Look”, a new annual art competition and exhibit of 107 works of art Aug.631 with a public reception Saturday, Aug. 11 from 7-9 p.m. and presentation of awards at 8 p.m. Artists have been invited to exhibit their most recent works taking a fresh look at the world around them, from real life to their wildest imagination and to try a new style, or a new medium in this judged show with cash prizes. Event judge is Seth Rouser, Assistant

Professor of Art at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC. His eight years at Winthrop have been spent instructing a range of classes from foundation-level drawing, design, and basic figure drawing to basic and advancedlevel painting and drawing. Rouser will select first, second and third place prizes along with three merit awards. Gallery hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10 a.m to 4 p.m; Thursdays 10 a.m – 8 p.m and Saturdays 11a.m – 3 p.m. For more information call 704-739-5585. This is a free event, there is no admission fee. At right: Birkdale Village by Cinthia Griffin

Sons of American Revolutionary War chapter in KM’s future? Meeting set for Aug. 18 An informational meeting for those interested in learning about the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) and the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) will be held on Saturday, Aug. 18, at 10 a.m. at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 600 Crescent Circle in Kings Mountain. Members of the Mecklenburg Chapter of the SAR and members of the Colonel Frederick Hambright Chapter of the DAR will be

on hand to answer questions and to provide help in completing application forms. Both of these organizations require that its members have lineage to someone who was supportive of the Revolutionary War effort. All interested individuals are encouraged to attend this meeting. For more information contact Doyle Campbell at 704739-5485.

National Night Out Sunday in Grover Due to inclement weather Tuesday the Town of Grover National Night Out will be

held Sunday, Aug. 12, from 2-5 p.m. at Grover Municipal Park. Local law enforce-

ment and first responders will have displays. The public is invited.

POLICE FROM Page 3A AUG. 4: Houston Brent Phillips, 402 E. Parker St., misdemeanor conversion, written promise. CITATIONS JULY 31: Houston Brent Phillips, 19, 402 E. Parker St., underage drinking, possession drug paraphernalia. AUG. 1: Veronica Michelle Stroud, 26, 200 Spruce St., Apt.1C, speeding. AUG. 1: Malinda Stokes Grant, 37, Marion, NC, speeding. AUG. 2: Bobby Wayne McCleary, 57, 111 Brayton Lane, red light violation. AUG. 3: Whitney Amber Bridges, 10, 204 Fulton Dr., speeding. AUG. 3: Concetta Hopper Ager, 47, Shelby, speeding. AUG. 3: Heather Whitworth Craig, 35, Grover, speeding. AUG. 3: Melissa Ross Crouse, 32, Cherryville, speeding. AUG. 3: Ronnie Michael Hill, 40, Morganton, speeding. AUG. 3: Aaron Lamont Little, 42, Charlotte, speeding. AUG. 4: Yesica Gutierrez Mayo, 23, Charlotte, no operator’s license. AUG. 4: Diego Sandoval Moran, 47, Gastonia, no operator’s license. AUG. 4: Ray Dean Wright, 31, Forest City, no operator’s license. AUG. 5: A 16-year-old female was cited for resisting, delaying and obstructing an officer by giving false information during a traffic stop. AUG. 5: Charles Wayne Howard, 41, 125 Mountainside Dr.,

giving a malt beverage to a minor. AUG. 6: Donta Jovon Byrd, 25, 104 Cameron Rd., no insurance, expired tag. INCIDENTS JULY 31: A resident of Edgemont Drive reported theft of a Garmin GPS from a vehicle. AUG. 1: CVS Pharmacy, 1017 Shelby Rd., reported that a customer forged three prescriptions. AUG. 1: A resident of Cleveland Ave. reported theft of a 1997 Ford Mustang with NC tag WZT3009. AUG. 1: A resident of Gantt Street reported theft of a Kindle computer tablet valued at $300. AUG. 3: Cash Pro Pawn, 205 S. Battleground Ave., reported a customer obtaining property by false pretense. AUG. 3: A resident of E. King St. reported a break-in and theft of jewelry. AUG. 4: Ingles 147, Shelby Road, reported shoplifting and concealment of merchandise. AUG. 5: Food Lion 2659, 610 E. King St., reported shoplifting of $68 worth of steaks. WRECKS JULY 28: Officer David Warlick reported that Betty Heafner, 829 Church St., operating a 1998 Honda, collided with a 1997 GMC operated by Alfred Crocker, Bessemer City. The accident happened in the parking lot at 601 E. King St. JULY 31: Sgt. Mark Butler said a 2000 International operated by Jack Hutchinson of Jackson, Tn., jack knifed on I-85 south while attempting to avoid another vehicle which changed lanes from the left lane. The truck ran off the side of the road and struck an embankment with damages estimated at $15,000. The driver in the white car

fled the scene. JULY 31: Cpl. D. K. Davis said a 2000 Dodge operated by Samantha Canipe, 811 Gantt St., left Waco Road while rounding a curve and stopped at a tree stump. Kings Mountain Rescue transported Canipe to Cleveland Regional Hospital. JULY 31: Cpl. D. K. Davis said a bus operated by Beverly Wiggins, Dolton, IL, hit a truck operated by Russell Matthews of Shelby on US 74. No passengers in the bus were injured. Property damages were estimated at $1600. AUG. 1: Sgt. Mark Butler said Dwayne Spikes Jr., 822 Mountain Crest Dr., driving a 2003 Jeep, backed up from the drive-thru at McDonald’s and bumped a 1995 Ford operated by Robert Hal Davis of Cherryville doing slight damage to the Ford. AUG. 1: Officer David Warlick reported that a forklift became unsecured on a Freightliner 2000 operated by Gene Brooks of Clover, SC and part of it fell off and hit a city utility pole and garbage cans belonging to the City of Kings Mountain. Property damages were minor. AUG. 2: Officer B. L. Wilkinson said that a 1998 Honda operated by Brett Fortenberry, 153 Crown Ct, rear-ended a blue Chevy Cavalier on I-85 that left the scene. Fortenberry said he was traveling behind the Cavalier which decreased speed at a fast rate causing the collision. Estimated damage to Fortenberry’s vehicle was $3,000. AUG. 3: Officer Lee Whittington said that vehicles operated by Robert C. Beal of Macon, Ga. and Carlin Quimby of Milfred, Maine, hit on US 74 at Highway 216 and I-85 doing $5,000 damage.

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Robert Jenkins (as Dillard Nations), left, and Eleanor Wixson (Annie Nations) act out a scene in “Foxfire”.

FOXFIRE: final two shows this weekend at Joy FROM Page 1 - based on the "Foxfire" books - to life. The play continues for two final showings at the Joy Performance Center, 202 S. Railroad Ave., Friday, Aug. 10, and Saturday, Aug. 11, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and senior citizens. A crowd of theatre-goers filled part of the house at Sunday's matinee, ready to travel back to a place and time of Appalachian living. Eleanor Wixson stars as the incorrigible "Annie Nations", who, although stubborn, must ultimately choose between family and home. The ghost of her husband, "Hector Nations", played by the talented Minister of Music Steve Austin, makes her choice even harder. Both newcomers to the Kings Mountain Little Theatre stage, Wixson and Austin delighted the audience with witty sayings and Appalachian folklore in scenes of an era threatened by progress and development. Austin's deep, smooth voice filled the house with emotion as he crooned to his child-bearing wife. (He has served as a minister of music at local churches for more than 40 years.) Robert Jenkins also held the audience captive as he sang and strummed his guitar, playing the role of "Dillard Nations", the Nations' son. This is not Jenkins' first time on the KMLT stage as shown in his presence and poise in the play. He has appeared in more than 75 area theater productions and last stole the heart of Kings Mountain Little Theatre-goers in the lead role of "The Nerd" in 2009. In her first adult show role at KMLT, Brenna Burgess plays the "sweet little girl next door", "Holly Burrell". She has acted in several children's shows, including "Charlotte's Web" and "Snow White" at the Joy. Caroline Dedmon tickled the audience in

her role as the city-slick-salesman and real estate developer "Sarah Carpenter". Arriving at the family farm in heels, a skirt and a blouse, which is soon soiled when Annie asks her to help her cut the eyes out of a pig's head, Dedmon winced as the audience laughed. David Baez as the "doctor" drew a few more laughs as he showed up to deliver Annie's baby on the front porch of the Nations' log cabin home, reminding Hector that he didn't need anything to treat the baby for Hives once it was born. This is Baez' second performance on stage with the KMLT, after having recently starred in the role as "Dr. Einstein" in "Arsenic and Old Lace". Playing in "The Stoney Lonesome Band", Pete Sutton on guitar, Aaron Clark on banjo, Junior Costner on base guitar and Jimmy Ferrill on mandolin had many feet tapping in the audience. The stunning set was built by Jim Champion, Chuck Champion, Dan Dixon, Greg Dixon, Jeff Grigg, Libby Hawkins, Nancy Matherly, Dr. John Still, Clenon Tackett and Jeff Walega. The show is produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. "It has been a pleasure working with this theatre company at the Joy on my last and favorite show…Foxfire," says KMLT veteran and "Foxfire" Director Stan Logan. "I have been directing almost 30 years, since 1983, and it is now time to move on to other projects. I could not have asked for a better cast and crew and working at this theatre with this dedicated organization has always been a joy." Working behind the scenes, Danah McKinney serves as stage manager for the show; Cory Lomax is in charge of lighting and sound; and, Linda Nichols has been in charge of costumes. Reservations can be made by calling the Joy Performance Center at 704-730-9408.

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BYERS: cheered at home, still a champion

HOMELAND: Showtime TV series filmed in KM

FROM Page 1

Houses along Watterson Street showed support for Kings Mountain's Dremiel "Bam Bam" Byers, competed in the Olympic games in London on Monday. Byers, a heavyweight wrestler in the Greco-Roman division, made his second straight trip to the Olympics after winning the recent U.S. Olympic Trials in Iowa City, Iowa. FROM Page 1 This was Byers’ second Olympics. He finished seventh in Beijing, China in 2008.

Byers wrestles for the U.S Army World Class program based in Colorado Springs, CO. He was world champion in 2002 and is a 10-time U.S. champion.

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Events Coordinator Ellis Noell worked with the visitors as they toured the city last Wednesday, they liked what they saw at city hall. A scene was rehearsed Monday and then cameras rolled. "We couldn't believe all the people involved in shooting one scene," exclaimed the mayor. Eight actors and actresses are in the main cast and seven others are in the recurring cast. "Homeland" is filmed in Charlotte. Auditions for series regulars, recurring role and guest stars

take place in New York. Additional principal actor roles and all of the extras are cast in North Carolina. The extras casting director needs all types and also a wide variety of ethnic types, both males and females of any age. The series was developed for American television by Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa and is loosely based on the Israeli series "Hatufim" (English title: Prisoners of War) created by Gideon Raff. The series stars Claire Danes as "Carrie Mathison", a Central Intelligence Agent officer, and Damian Lewis

as "Nicholas Brody", a U.S. Marine. Mathison has come to believe that Brody, who was held captive by AlQaeda as a Prisoner of War, was turned by the enemy and now threatens the United States. The series is broadcast in the U.S. on the Cable channel Showtime and is produced by Fox 21. It premiered on Oct. 2, 2011, received critical acclaim and won the 2011 Golden Globe Award for best TV series. "Showtime" renewed the series for a second season of 12 episodes which will premiere on Sept. 30.

COUNCIL: denies two requests for satellite annexation; requests may come up again FROM Page 1 resident at the hearing spoke against the proposed annexations. A neighbor of Grandpa's Store spoke in favor. Tim Moore, Kings Mountain lawyer, legal representative for the two business owners, reiterated that the businesses had been free of crime and that the stores close in the evenings, one at 9 p.m. and one at 10 p.m. "I would really like to have more information," said Mayor pro tem Rodney Gordon, his remarks erupting in inaudible comments from several council members. Taped minutes by City Clerk Ann Sessoms reported a motion to table for more discussion Tom's Family Mart's request for annexation by Gordon but the tape failed to pick up a second. Ward 3 councilman Tommy Hawkins is emphatic that he seconded the motion, which would have required more discussion and a vote. "I would have called for a vote on tabling if that was in order," said the mayor. At-Large Councilman Rick Moore then made the motion to approve the Tom's Fam-

ily Mart annexation, seconded by Ward I Councilman Howard Shipp, and Mayor Rick Murphrey called for the vote. Voting in favor were Moore, Shipp and At-large Councilman Dean Spears. Opposing were Councilmen Keith Miller, Tommy Hawkins, Mike Butler and Mayor pro tem Rodney Gordon. The second motion on the request for annexation at Grandpa's Store by Yash Patel was made by Moore to approve, seconded by Spears, and failed by 4-3 with Miller, Hawkins, Butler and Gordon opposing and Moore, Spears and Shipp favoring. The annexation petitions by Patel and Brooks were for land that is not contiguous to the existing corporate limits of Kings Mountain. In presenting the report to the council from the planning department on the two annexation requests Planning and Economic Development Director Steve Killian said that voluntary annexations have become practically the only way for a city to physically increase in area because of changes in the annexation law. Unlike involuntary annexation the city does not have to extend public water and public sewer to properties seeking

annexation, nor does it have to work on private property to connect those homes and businesses to water and sewer when it gets there. He explained that voluntary annexations are now seen as the first resort for city growth and are taken very seriously in discussions about growth and the future of economic development in a region. Economic development is heavily dependent, Killian added, upon the ability of cities to provide services to businesses, residents, visitors or users. Both Grandpa's Store and Tom's Family Mart meet state statutory tests for annexation, Killian said, adding, "It is at city council's discretion to adopt or not adopt the annexation ordinance." Responding to questions from council, city officials said that rolling services (police, fire, sanitation) could be delivered immediately without additional personnel. The subject property area is already served with public water and public water and sewer is not a required service for a voluntary annexation. In the last 15 years the city has approved five satellite annexations that have led to the

development of convenience stores, retail stores, grocery stores, or the addition of more sales outlets. For satellite annexations Killian said there are advantages to the city, such as land use direction, economic development, franchise fees and utility development as there are advantages to the property owner such as lower fire insurance, city police protection, reasonable sanitation costs, lower utility rates in some cases and adding more products to sell such as beer or wine products. In the report from the planning department, Killian said, Tom's Family Mart is on the way to and from Moss Lake for the police and on the way to and from the landfill for the sanitation trucks. Mayor Rick Murphrey said after the meeting that he was "disappointed" in the outcome of the vote, saying that he supports extending service to other communities to make a "footprint" in those communities. He said he expects Tom's Family Mart to reapply for annexation and the board could set the date for another public hearing on the reapplication at council's Aug. 28 meeting.

SELLERS: third from Kings Mountain to attend UNC School of the Arts in Winston-Salem FROM Page 1 The Sellers were told that a full scholarship equates to about $80,000-$100,000 worth of private professional lessons. At the school, Morgan's focus will be on acting, vocal and dance training. Her course-load will consist of 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m. days with three academic classes interspersed with coaching, training and practice in the arts. A letter from the school told Morgan, "In addition to your regular curriculum, you will work on Drama productions, participate in community service, take master classes and have the opportunity to see dance, film, and music productions of worldclass caliber." She will room with Savannah Litten, a music major from North Carolina. She will graduate next summer with a special trip to Chicago, where after a year of professional guidance and private instruction she will audition in front of several big schools like New York University and Carnegie Mellon - her dream school. The focused effort at UNCSA, Morgan said, is "to get us prepared for college auditions. They get you ready and get your name out there to get you to these big schools." On Saturday, March 31, Morgan had her first audition before recruiters. In addition to an interview, she had to perform two contrasting monologues and sing 16 bars of a song A cappella. "Most kids were coming out in like 15 minutes, but she was in there about 45 minutes," Marilyn said, laughing that she felt worried. The audition went well for Morgan, who made it into the second finalist round of 26. On Saturday, April 21, she had her second tryout.

Three weeks later, she was in. "They wanted someone who could sing, dance and act, someone who was wellrounded and had good academics," Morgan said. "They noticed she had really good academics," Marilyn added. "She has always been a singer and dancer, that was her love," Marilyn said. But when she decided to take a Theater class her freshman year and landed the leading role of "Gertrude McFuzz" in Kings Mountain High's production of "Seussical the Musical", she was "bitten" by the theater bug. "After being given the role and contributing to the success of the musical, I realized that being involved in the arts was something I wanted to do for the rest of my life," she said.

At KMHS, she won the award for Best Actress in a Musical for the role and won another Best Actress in a Musical accolade her junior year for her portrayal as "Dorothy" in "The Wiz". She was voted the Best Newcomer in Theater her freshman year. Morgan is a tap competition dancer and has won national awards. At UNCSA she plans to keep training in dance, a division of the arts she started learning at the age of 3. For 10 years, she danced and trained at Dance Reflections in Kings Mountain. She spent three years training at Dance Specialties in Belmont. Morgan started singing in elementary school and made the honors chorus. In middle school, she was the only female from Cleveland County to make the state honors chorus.

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In 2010, she was crowned Miss Teen Kings Mountain. "She's always had a passion for the stage," Marilyn said. "I would almost call the stage home," Morgan added. Morgan is an active member of First Baptist Church in Kings Mountain. She has attended several leadership camps, including three years attending the Broyhill Youth Leadership Conference, and one year at Rotary Tomorrow's Leadership Conference and at Clemson's C-Cats. At KMHS, she has been a Renaissance Gold Cardholder, Ambassador, member of Symphonic Chorale and Kings Revue, involved in

Advanced Theater, member of the National Thespian Society Troupe #7561, member of Student Participation Organization, French Club, and Drama Club. Morgan is the daughter of Marilyn Herrell Sellers and Joseph William Sellers, Jr. of Kings Mountain. She is the sister of Johana Sellers, who will enter Kings Mountain High as a freshman this year. She is the granddaughter of Bill and Rachel Sellers of Kings Mountain and the late Willie and Etta Herrell of Bakersville, NC. "I want to thank the people, who have been instrumental in my life for teaching me music and theater and dance - the faculty

and staff of Dance Reflections and Dance Specialties; theater teachers Dan Treharn and Traci Dill; Sarah Fulton, the chorus teacher at KMHS. I thank them for all the opportunity they gave me and for helping me grow as a performer," Morgan said. She adds that she will miss all of her friends at KMHS and performing with Kings Revue. "I've had a good three years" at Kings Mountain High, said the former sophomore class president. "I wish my class the greatest senior year and can't wait to hear of the many accomplishments they achieve this year."

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Line coach Kevin Cruise watches as linemen go through blocking drills on the first day of hitting practice Saturday. AT RIGHT, Junior linebackers Jacob Miller (32) and Alex Reynolds (5) go head-to-head on goal line situations during football practice at Kings Mountain High School.

Mountaineers open football practice with hard hitting and lots of experience

Senior receiver Phillip Quinn holds onto the ball during Saturday mornings practice session at KMHS. BELOW: KM defensive back, Jose Sappia, stops a runner from crossing the goal line during Saturday mornings practice session at KMHS.

Kings Mountain’s Mountaineers had a good first-day of hitting practice Saturday and will face some stiff scrimmage action this week before opening their regular season at home on Friday, August 17 against East Rutherford’s Cavaliers. The coaches greeted 48 varsity players on what was a cooler than normal August morn, and for the most part head coach Greg Lloyd was pleased with what he saw. “It was a good first day practice,” he said. “It was really good to get through it healthy for the first time in a while.” For the past several years, the Mountaineers have had at least one key player go down to injury during the first hitting session. This time, no one was injured. The Mountaineers’ summer and conditioning programs paid off as most of the players reported in excellent shape. That, and the fact that the Mountaineers have 18 returning players that started at one time or another last year, gives the sixth-year head coach reason to be optimistic. “We have experience at key positions, including quarterback,” he said. “That’s always good.” Dashan Guest, who was slated to be a starter last year before being lost for the season after two games, and sophomore Tico Crocker, who is up from the JV team, both looked good running the ball. Barring key injuries, the Mountaineers’ spread offense should present a lot of problems to opposing defenses. Clark, who goes into the season with just over 2,000 career yards passing, should threaten Michael Roberts’ record of 3,921 yards. Returning receivers Trevin Torres, Phillip Quinn and Donterius Simmons looked good catching the ball as well as newcomers Crocker and Xavier Johnson. Many of the returning line starters, linebackers and defensive backs reported in tip-

top shape and were enjoying hitting each other. Linebackers Alex Reynolds and Jacob Miller had an exceptional practice, often going against each other in tough hitting drills. Defensive backs Jose Sappia and Cur-

Lineup for Friday night’s annual Cleveland County Jamboree at Crest High School. 6 p.m. - Burns vs. East Lincoln. 7 p.m. - Shelby vs. AC Reynolds 8 p.m. - Kings Mountain vs. Northwestern 9 p.m. - Crest vs. Northern Guilford tis McNamara did the same. Returning line starters also had a good practice, including center Wilson Rikard and guards Cody Griffith and Nick Postell. The Mountaineers will be counting on Douglas Edgerton, Mason Fleisher, Chaz Gamble, Zack Hayes, Graham Keeter, Julian Coulter and others to provide a lot of starting time and back-up on the offensive line and Travis Oates, Dion Murray, Landon Keeter and Kaliel Hopper to take up the slack from losing two starters on the defensive front. “Having an experienced quarterback returning is always good, and getting Guest back will help us a lot,” Coach Lloyd said. See MOUNTAINEERS, 5B

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Players learn to take a hit and hang on to the football during practice Saturday morning.

Line coach Kevin Cruise watches as linemen go through blocking drills on the first day of hitting practice Saturday.

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Spikers open season Monday at home against Hickory

Kings Mountain High’s varsity volleyball team opens its season Monday at home against Hickory. Team members are, first row, left to right, Jazmene Stevenson, Gracie Hunter, Tyerah Blake, Lyndsey Murphey and Taquisha Smith. Back row, head coach Ashley Pridgeon, Sarah Blalock, Natalie Fedyschyn, Logan Smith, Mary Asgari, Kayla Bolt, Adrienne Green, Olivia Blalock and assistant coach Tracy Greene.

Kings Mountain High’s JV volleyball team opens its regular season August 13 at home against Hickory. Game time is 4:30. Left to right, front row, Shania Portee, Nastajah Hutchens, Shadeah Reid and Tatiyana Hopper. Back row, varsity coach Ashley Pridgeon, Taylor Wade, Angel Peterson, Gwen Hopper, Peyton Lemons and JV coach Tracy Greene.

Kings Mountain High’s women’s volleyball team lost most of the players off last year’s Big South 3A Conference championship team but is hoping the players’ hard work during the offseason and pre-season will pay big dividends this season. Second-year coach Ashley Pridgeon and her Lady Mountaineers will be taking a defensive approach this year after losing a lot of height and talent from last year’s team, including Big South Player of the Year Nicole Ford, Morgan Robinson and others. This year’s tallest player is returning setter, Logan Smith, who is 5-10. It is also one of the youngest

can cause us problems if we’re not strong on defense. “We have no height on offense. Our setter is probably our tallest starter. Sophomore Kayla Bolt will probably play in the middle and she’s about 5-10. That’s nothing compared to the height we had last season.” Pridgeon will also be looking to Mary Asgari, Tyerah Blake, Olivia Blalock, Sarah Blalock, Natalie Fedyschyn, Adrienne Green, Gracie Hunter, Lyndsey Murphy, Taquisha Smith and Jazmene Stevenson to provide quality playing time. She says her main goal in August non-conference games will be finding a lineup that clicks in

Mountaineer teams in recent years with only four seniors. “Most of the players didn’t get a lot of playing time last year,” Pridgeon noted. “We’re pretty young. Most of them are juniors. Obviously, last year we had Nicole Ford and Morgan Robinson and they pretty much led the team.” Pridgeon and her new assistant coach, Tracy Greene, have been stressing defense in the pre-season and the coaches were happy with the way the D showed in last Saturday’s multi-team scrimmage at Parker Gym. They were scheduled to scrimmage Charlotte Latin away yesterday. “Starting out we’re going to

have to be a strong defensive team,” Pridgeon says. “We did very well on defense Saturday. If we see strong offensive teams we hope we can frustrate them with strong defense.” Smith is the only returning starter but several other returning players got some playing time last season. Pridgeon sees Forestview and Crest, and possibly North Gaston, as the teams to beat in the Big South. She hopes to see the Lady Mountaineers in the mix as well. “I expect Forestview to be strong offensively and defensively,” she said. “We will have to play great against them. “Crest has two big hitters that

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Monday is the deadline for players, coaches and volunteers who were a part of the 20002011 teams to notify the school if they will be taking part in the 90th anniversary activities at the August 17 game against East Rutherford. KMHS will be honoring all former Mountaineers at designated football games this fall. Five home games have been designated to honor players by decades. All former players, coaches and volunteers will be admitted

free, be fed and recognized before their designated game beginning at 6 p.m. in the South end zone. They will be honored by decades. The schedule is as follows: Aug. 17 vs. East Rutherford - Players, coaches and volunteers from 2000-2011. Sept. 7 vs. Alexander Central - Players, coaches and volunteers from 1990-99. Sept. 14 vs. South Point Players, coaches and volunteers from 1980-1989. Sept. 21 vs. Shelby - Play-

ers, coaches and volunteers from 1970-79. Oct. 19 vs. Crest - Players, coaches and volunteers from 1922-1969. The following information needs to be taken to the main office at KMHS no later than the Monday preceding the game when you will be honored: Name, Year graduated, and Best memory of KM football. For more information contact athletic director Dustin Morehead at 704-476-8000 ext. 3054.

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Mountain (JV/varsity DH).

6 p.m. - High school football, Kings Mountain JV and Varsity in scrimmage at Freedom High, Morganton.

6 p.m. - High school soccer, Kings Mountain at Burns.

TBA - High school soccer, Kings Mountain at Burns Jamboree.


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Tuesday, Aug. 14 4:30 - High school volleyball, Polk County at Kings Mountain (JV/varsity DH).

Friday, Aug. 10 8 p.m. - High school football, Kings Mountain vs. Rock Hill Northwestern in Cleveland County Jamboree at Crest. Monday, Aug. 13

Wednesday, Aug. 15 4 p.m. - High school tennis, Kings Mountain at Shelby. 6 p.m. - High school soccer, Kings Mountain at Shelby.

4:30 - High school volleyball, Hickory at Kings

Needed: Eighty people to pledge $500 for new field house at KMHS Sports Editor

3 Year Pledge and In-Kind Gift Contributors

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Carl Champion • Hall Builders • Flooring America • Forever Green • KM Sports Hall of Fame • Jay & Sandy Rhodes • David & Marie Brinkley • KM Touchdown Club • Dale & Diane Hollifield • Wayne Turner • Shirley Brutko • David & Sherry Clippard • Grady Howard • Dr. GK Howard Jr. • The Cerjan Family • Kristie Brinkley • • Kerns Trucking • Donald Smith • Andy Neisler • C&C Heating & Cooling • Kings Mountain Kiwanis • Harold & Debbie Farris • Bryan and Carrie Jones • Baker Dental Care • Coach John Gamble Family • Bob McRae • Vernon McDaniel • Jerry Hoyle • Jackie McRae • Kings Mountain YMCA • Jeff & Karen Lineberger • Gary Stewart • Jeff and Kathy Falls • Ronnie and Libby Hawkins • Steven Baker • C & C Scrap Iron and Metal • Dub & Carolyn Blalock • Jake & Dot Dixon • Brian Osteen • Reatha Blackwell • Jim and Jaqitha Reid • KM Rotary Club • KM Animal Hospital • Jim and Wanda White • Gene Patterson • Richard Anderson • Dustin Morehead • Lowe's Home Improvement • Neisler Foundation • Mr. and Mrs. John O. Harris III • Charlie, Justin, and Zach Smith • Parker's Amoco • Myra McGinnis • Chip and Laura McGill • Cunningham Brick • John Goforth • Bridges Hardware • Ernie and Tara Teague • Andy Hollifield • Rick Hord • Jeff Mauney • Scism & Son • Edward & Brenda Lovelace • Love’s Fish Box • Todd & Kelly Lovelace • Luke Rikard • David Brinkley Jr. • KM Tourism Development Authority • Ronnie and Mary Wilson • DeWayne and Jada Clark • Danny and Kathy Bryant • KM Hospital

time for the conference opener against South Point on August 30 at Parker Gym. “We have a lot of girls that played volleyball last year so we will see which ones work the best together,” she said. “I do like our depth. We have five outside hitters, four middle hitters and two setters. That’s something we didn’t have last year.” The Lady Mountaineers have won five conference championships in a row, but they’ve taken early exits from the state tournament most of those years. “Obviously, we are trying to win the conference again,” she said. “We would not like to give that up.”

Needed: 80 people to pledge $500 a year over the next three years to the Kings Mountain High School field house project. Kings Mountain Touchdown Club President David Brinkley, who is spearheading the drive to raise over $800,000 for a new field house for KMHS athletics, reports that the total amount of monetary and in-kind pledges reached $575,000 as of July 31 and the drive is now within $40,000 of being able to break ground. “We’re very close to making this a reality,” Brinkley noted. The club needs approximately $220,000 in monetary contributions and pledges over the next three years to fully fund the facility. However, when the club has one-third of the cost in actual money and pledges the project can go forward. In-kind gifts cannot be counted as cash on hand needed to secure a loan. “We need about 80 people to pledge an average of $500 a year for the three year period,” he said. “I know some people may not be able to give that much, but I’m sure there are others than can give more. Any amount is greatly appreciated.” Brinkley noted that at the end of June contributions, in-kind donations and pledges totaled $296,000. So, to be closing in on $600,000 a month later makes him very happy and confident that the drive will be a big success. “We had an excellent July, and hope for another good month in August. “I know in the beginning that some felt like this might be a pipe dream,” he said. ’But we have seen how much people in the community support their schools and athletic programs. Updating our athletic facilities will be an asset for the community.” Brinkley noted, that when the field house

is completed it will be the nicest one in the county. He is a strong believer that people considering moving into a community looks first at its schools, including athletic facilities, and Kings Mountain’s economy will be boosted because of the field house. “The Touchdown Club has been very pleased with the response we are getting from businesses and individuals,” he said. “We hope to see the project put out to bids in the next few weeks, and we hope to have more in-kind gifts in addition to the monetary contributions and pledges.” In-kind gifts can greatly reduce the total cost of the project. Companies that have already pledged in-kind gifts are Hall Builders, Forever Green, Flooring America, Kerns Trucking, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Cunningham Brick, Bridges Hardware and Concrete Supply/Martin Marietta. “We really appreciate the support that First National Bank has given to this project,” he said. “They really do a lot of good work in our community.” Brinkley urges all fans, businesses, former KMHS athletes, parents and grandparents of current and future athletes to get involved in the effort. Pledge forms are available on the Kings Mountain Touchdown Club website ( or you can LIKE Kings Mountain Touchdown Club on Facebook. Persons wishing to make a pledge over a three-year period may do so at First National Bank. An architectural drawing of the field house and floor plans are located in the lobby of First National. “We need all different levels of contributions,” said Brinkley. “We hope that our young parents with children in the lower grade levels will participate. Children in the third, fourth and fifth grades right now are the ones that are really going to benefit from this.”

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Kickers open season Monday at Burns

KMMS Sports

KMH men’s soccer coach Dan Potter looks for his Mountaineers to be much improved this season Kings Mountain High’s men’s soccer team opens its season next week with nonconference games against Cleveland County rivals. The Mountaineers will battle the Burns Bulldogs Monday at Burns and will travel to Shelby on Wednesday. Second-year head coach Dan Potter has 17 players returning from last year’s team and is optimistic about seeing the team improve on its 2011-12 record. “We have seven seniors this year and it’s time for them to shine,” Potter noted. Kings Mountain didn’t win that many games last year, but the Mountaineers have worked hard during the off-season to put themselves in a better position to be more competitive in a strong Big South 3A Conference. The Mountaineers return their top two scorers, Jeremiah Early and Chase Hullender. Potter expects both to have a good season.

“Jeremiah and Tyler Herndon are both kicking for the football team along with playing soccer,” Potter noted. “We look for Hullender to have a good season as well. We will miss Adam Bridges, our senior captain, and Durham Harmon, who did a great job in goal last year. “But we have a very solid group of players,” he added. “We expect them to do well. We’re at least looking for a .500 season.” Potter looks for C.J. Warren to be a big contributor, especially on defense, and says co-captain Andrew Buchanan is a “fantastic leader and will be very strong this year.” The team also welcomes back Jon Mark Smith, who is concentrating on soccer again after spending last season on the football team. “He’s really going to help us out,” Potter noted. The Mountaineers have lost two players to injury already. Isaiah Cole broke a

Coach Dan Potter bone in his foot at basketball camp and will be out several weeks, and Jack Zyble suffered some torn ligaments in the spring and could miss the entire season. “We’re limping into the season but with a lot of excitement,” Potter said. Potter believes the hard work the players spent with new assistant coach Ted Trahan in the weight room this summer will pay big dividends. “He started with the players in the weight room on June 13 and many of

KMMS sports to begin fall drills

them were in there four and five days a week even though it’s not mandatory,” Potter noted. “We can already see a big difference in their conditioning and their 40-yard dash time and vertical leap. They have put in a lot of pre-season work and they’re excited to get on the field, finally. The guys have worked exceptionally hard and it’s really helped a lot.” The Mountaineers will scrimmage in a jamboree Friday at Burns. They will play seven non-conference games before opening Big South play on Monday, Sept. 10 at home against South Point. Potter looks for Ashbrook and Forestview to battle for the conference championship, with South Point and Crest also fielding good teams. “We find ourselves on the lower part of the path, but we’re going to win some games this year,” Potter said. “There’s no doubt about it.”

Kings Mountain Middle School sports teams will begin practice during the next two weeks. There will be a football parent and player meeting on Wednesday, August 15 at 5 p.m. Cross country pre-season conditioning and workouts will begin Monday, August 13 at 5:30 in front of KMMS. Boys soccer open workouts start Monday, August 20 from 3:30-5:30 on the soccer field. Softball open workouts will begin Tuesday, August 21 from 3-5:30 on the softball field.

Fall sports schedules: FOOTBALL – September 12, at Shelby; 19, Burns; 26, North Lincoln. – October 3, at Lincolnton; 10, at West Lincoln; 17, East Lincoln; 24 - First round of playoffs (TBA); 31 - Championship (TBA). *All regular season games at 5 p.m. BOYS SOCCER/GIRLS SOFTBALL Scrimmage Schedule: – Sept. 8, softball at KMMS: KM vs. Shelby at 9 a.m.; Crest vs. Burns at 10 a.m.; KM vs. Crest at 11 a.m.; Shelby vs. Burns at 12 p.m.; KM vs. Burns at 1 p.m.; Shelby vs. Crest at 2 p.m. – Sept. 8, cross country at Shelby: 10 a.m., KM vs. Shelby; 10:30, Crest vs. Burns; 11 a.m., KM vs. Crest; 11:30, Shelby vs. Burns; 12 p.m., Crest vs. Shelby; 12:30, KM vs. Burns.

KMHS launches $5K Touchdown Club to meet August 14 raffle to support athletics The Kings Mountain Touchdown Club will hold its first meeting of the new school year Tuesday, Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. at B.N. Barnes Auditorium. Head coach Greg Lloyd will preview the upcoming season and the Mountaineers’ opening opponent, East Rutherford. All members and prospective members are invited to attend. Members are asked to renew their membership as soon as possible and persons who are not members are asked to join. Membership levels begin at $100. The club meets every Tuesday night during the football season. Films of the

preceding and upcoming Friday night games are shown. The KMTD is beginning its sixth year and to date has raised well over $125,000 for weight equipment, uniforms, helmets and other needs of the football teams and other athletic teams. The club is currently holding a $800,000-plus fund drive to build a new field house at John Gamble Stadium. Donations and pledges to date are slightly less than $600,000 and the club foresees being able to break ground for the building this fall. Once the field house project is funded, the club will begin raising funds to build a new press box and concession stands.

REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE BOYS SOCCER AND GIRLS – Sept. 11, at West Lincoln; 13, East Lincoln; 18, Lincolnton; 20, North Lincoln; 25, at Burns; 27, West Lincoln. – Oct. 2, at East Lincoln; 4, at Lincolnton; 9, at North Lincoln; 11, Burns; 16, First round of playoffs (TBA); 18, Championship TBA. *All regular season games at 4 p.m.

In an effort to re-focus all of the fund-raisers held by numerous athletic teams, Kings Mountain High School’s athletic department and the Kings Mountain Touchdown Club have joined forces to begin a $100 raffle ticket sale which will result in $5,000 being given away at two football games this fall. One ticket entitles you to a chance in both of the drawings. $5,000 will be given away at the homecoming game against Ashbrook on October 5 and $5,000 will be given away at the final regular season home game against Crest on October 18. Athletic director Dustin Morehead hopes the raffle will become an annual event and will help upgrade athletic facilities and channel the numerous fundraisers teams conduct each year. No athletic teams will have individual fund raisers, but all of them will benefit from this one big fund raiser based on a percentage of each ticket sold. “It is my hope that we as a Mountaineer Nation will join together in support of all our teams to create an empire of champions,” Morehead said. Raffle tickets are already on sale. They can be purchased at the school office or from any coach or athlete.

GOLF SCHEDULE –Sept. 18, KM, Burns, East Lincoln and West Lincoln at KM Country Club; 25, KM, Burns, North Lincoln and RS Central at KM Country Club. –Oct. 2, KM, Crest, West Lincoln, North Lincoln at Riverbend; 9, KM, Crest and RS Central at Riverbend; 16, KM, Crest, Shelby and Burns at Burns; 23, Conference meet at Riverbend (TBA). *All regular season matches at 4 p.m. CROSS COUNTRY –Sept. 1, KM, Lincolnton, and Burns at West Lincoln; 17, KM, Shelby, Lincolnton and Crest at North Lincoln; 24, KM, Burns and Shelby at Crest. Oct. 1, Conference meet at KMCC (TBA). *Regular season runs at 4 p.m.

Learning Center Orientation August 14, 15, 16

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Paksoy Technology Center, Room 3107. Please arrive 30 minutes before the orientation session begins. on the campus of Cleveland Community College

All students must bring a valid North Carolina Driver’s License or ID from the NC Department of Motor Vehicles and a Social Security Card*. If you have questions or would like more information about Learning Center orientation, please call 704-669-4050 or 704-669-4052. *Expired or unreadable documents will not be accepted.



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The Learning Center on the campus of Cleveland Community College offers free classes in Adult Basic Education (ABE), Adult High School, GED, and English as a Second Language (ESL).

We also offer courses anywhere there is a need. If you want to start a program in your neighborhood, call Dr. Chris Nanney, Dean of Learning Center, at 704-669-4062. If there are at least 10 students, we can be there.

If you know someone who struggles with reading, math, or English, direct them to us. Our classes are free of charge and are scheduled in various locations around the county.

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Government Grover Town Council – meets Monday, Aug. 13, at 6 p.m. at Grover Town Hall. 207 Mulberry Road. Bessemer City Council – meets Monday, Aug. 13, at 7 p.m. at Bessemer City City Hall, 132 W. Virginia Ave., Bessemer City. Kings Mountain City Council - meets Tuesday, Aug. 28, at 6 p.m. at Kings Mountain City Hall, 101 W. Gold St. Cleveland County Board of Commissioners - meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 6 p.m. in the commissioners’ chambers, second floor, County Administration Building, 311 East Marion Street, Shelby.

Your guide to area events

Cleveland County Sheriff’s Satellite Office opens – Meet Sheriff Alan Norman and share concerns every third Thursday in the month from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Kings Mountain City Hall.

Club Meetings Kings Mountain Rotary Club - Every Thursday, noon, at the Kings Mountain Patrick Senior Center, 909 E. King St. Southern Arts Society – Meets every first Tuesday of the month at the KM Art Center (Old Depot), 301 N. Piedmont Ave. Social time is at 6:30 p.m. and the program is at 7 p.m. Visitors are welcome. 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 704-7392725 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. KM Lions Club – Meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month at 6:30 p.m. at Linwood Restaurant, 805 Cleveland Ave. Community Trustee Council Meetings for 2012: Thursday, Oct. 4, 5 p.m. at Kings Mountain Hospital Thursday, Dec. 20, 5 p.m. at Cleveland Regional Medical Center

Hospice Reflections – The grief sharing group meetings are Tuesdays: August 14, 21, 28, Sept. 4, 11 at 11:30 a.m. – 1 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.

Arts & Entertainment Angela Easterling performs - Friday, Aug. 10, 7 p.m. for WineDown Friday at Owl’s Eye Winery, 1414 Metcalf Road, Shelby. No charge for admission. Limited menu prepared by Smoke on the Square and beverages available for purchase. Angela Easterling is a singer/songwriter, whose debut album “Earning Her Wings” was chosen as an “Americana Pick of the Year”. Kings Mountain Little Theatre presents “Foxfire” – 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 10 and Saturday, Aug. 11, at Joy Performance Center, 202 S. Railroad Ave. Final showings. Tickets $10 for adults, $8 for students and senior citizens.

August 8, 2012

Cherryville Little Theatre presents “Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr.” – 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 10, and Saturday, Aug. 11, at Cherryville Little Theater, 301 W. Academy St., Cherryville. Final showings. Tickets $8 for adults, $6 for students and senior citizens.

Patrick Senior Center Activities

– HL Exercise Class – 9-9:30 a.m., every Monday and Friday. – Ceramics – 9:30-11:30 a.m., every Monday. – Seniors in Motion – 10:30-11:30 a.m., every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, with instructors from the Y. – Quilting – 12:30-3 p.m., every Monday, and 1-3 p.m. every Thursday. – Low-Impact Aerobics – 1-2 p.m., every Monday and Wednesday, with instructors from Shapes by Jodi. – Knitting – 9-11 a.m., every Tuesday. – Computer class – 9-2 p.m., every Tuesday and Thursday. – Bible History – 10-11 a.m., every Tuesday. – Sewing class – 11-noon, every Tuesday. – Evening Line Dance class – 6-7:30 p.m., every Tuesday. – First Place Healthy Lifestyle – 8:30-9:30 a.m., every Wednesday. – Scrapbook committee meets – 10-11 a.m., every Wednesday. – Jewelry-making class – 1-2 p.m., every Wednesday. – Healthy Lifestyle class meets – 8-9:30 a.m., every Thursday. – Intermediate Line Dance – 10-11:30 a.m., every Thursday. – Bingo – 10:45-11:30 a.m., every Thursday. – Yoga – 1:30-2:30 p.m., every Thursday, with instructor Marlene Smith. – Men’s Coffee – 9-10:30 a.m., every Friday. – Women’s Tea – 9-10:30 a.m., every Friday. – Wii Bowling League – noon, every Friday. – Zumba Gold Exercise – 1-2 p.m., every Friday, with instructors from the Y. – 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. – Manicures and Pedicures offered – by appointment only, Aug. 15 and Aug. 22. – Duplicate Bridge – 1:30-4:30 p.m., Aug. 15.

Kiser Senior Center Activities All events, unless otherwise listed will be at the new Kiser Senior Center, 123 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Bessemer City. – Beginners Yoga - Wednesdays - 10 a.m. (every week) – Beginner Line Dance - Thursdays - 3 p.m. (every week) – Water Aerobics – Bessemer City Pool, Highway 161 at Crowders Mountain Rd. - Monday, Wednesday, Friday - 12 - 12:45 (every week)

Classes All classes are held in the Community

This Wed, Thurs, Fri & Sat Only

Arts Council Events The following are upcoming classes at the Cleveland County Arts Council, 111 S. Washington Street, Shelby. Contact 704-484-2787 to register for classes.

All events, unless otherwise listed will be at the Patrick Senior Center, 909 E. King St., Kings Mountain.

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Room of the Mauney Memorial Library, 100 South Piedmont Avenue, Kings Mountain, NC 28086. All classes are free. Call today to reserve your place at 704-739-2371 (main desk).

Cleveland County Arts Council Summer Art Camp for kids pre-school to 8th grade: Aug. 6 – 10, “Go Michelangelo! Adventures in Sculpture”, Doug Pruett, (CCAC). Cost: $55. Rising 1st – 8th graders 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. or 1 – 3 p.m. Limit 18 students. Aug. 6 – 10, “Sparkle and Shine Jewelry Design”, Jenny Hollifield, (CCAC). Cost: $55. Rising 3rd - 8th graders, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. or 1 – 3 p.m. Limit 18 students. Aug. 6 – 10, “An Adventure in Color”, Catherine Ware, (CCAC). Cost: $60. Rising 3rd – 8th graders, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Limit 18 students. “Baseball As Art” exhibit – August 2 – 30, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., at Cleveland County Arts Council, 111 S. Washington St., Shelby. The exhibit coincides with the 2012 American Legion World Series in Shelby, Aug. 17-21. Artwork must pertain to or depict baseball. The American Legion Baseball Commission will sponsor a $500 Award. The winning piece of artwork will be placed in the Keeter Stadium. 704-484-2787. Topics in Painting beginning to Advanced – (for adults 18+) Session 1 – Wednesdays, Aug. 8 – Sept. 26; Session 2 – Mondays, Aug. 13 – Oct. 8 (except Sept. 3); Session 3 – Saturdays, Aug. 18 – Oct. 13 (except Sept. 1). Monday or Wednesday, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, 1 – 3 p.m. Instructor is Beth Ann Senger-Knotts. The cost is $100 per session. Lets Make a Face – (for 10 years to adult) Monday, Aug. 13, 5:30 – 8 p.m. Instructor is Hal Dedmond. The cost is $35 per student. Bottles and Bowls – (for adults) Tuesday, Aug. 14, 6 – 8:30 p.m. Corine Guseman is the instructor. The cost is $35 per student.

Southern Arts Society All events, unless otherwise listed will be at the Kings Mountain Art Center (the old depot), 301 N. Piedmont Ave., 704-739-5585. Events are free unless noted otherwise. Southern Arts Society presents “A Fresh Look” – Aug. 6-31, Kings Mountain Art Center (Old Depot), 301 N. Piedmont Ave. Gallery hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10 a.m.4 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Judged show on art with artists tasked with “taking a fresh look at the world around them”. Southern Arts Society, Inc. - artists meet the First Tuesday, monthly at 6:30 p.m. except July and August. There is a brief business meeting followed by an artistic program. Open Studio - Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Artists are invited to bring projects to work on at the Art Center. Bring your own materials, supplies and a snack. SASI provides fellowship with fellow artists. The Shutter Light Group (the photography club) - meets the third Tuesday, monthly, at 6:30 p.m. The photography club focuses on how to take better photographs with informa-

tive programs and sharing techniques between members. For more information call Southern Arts Society at 704-739-5585 or visit or find SASI on Facebook.

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., 35 years old, and Thursdays, 10 a.m., 2 years and under, at Mauney Memorial Library, in the Community Room. Call 704-739-2371 and choose option 2 for more information.

Museum Events All events, unless otherwise listed will be at the Kings Mountain Historical Museum, 100 East Mountain St., 704-739-1019. “Go Tell It on the Mountain: The Churches of Kings Mountain, NC” exhibit – Through September 8, Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information please call the Kings Mountain Historical Museum at 704739-1019 or visit us online at, Facebook, or twitter. KMHM Reverse Raffle and Auction – Saturday, September 15. Tickets are on sale now. As always, a $100 ticket buys dinner for two and a chance at the $10,000 grand prize. Every 10th ticket drawn wins a door prize. Winners do not have to be present to win. This year there will be live entertainment by Harvest. To find out more about the event, please visit the Reverse Raffle & Auctions page on the Museum’s website and Facebook page, or call 704-739-101

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 – Through Aug. 26, open daily, Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 2-6 p.m. Free to members, $3 for guests. Children under two admitted free. Summer Camps – Through 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. - Aug. 13-17: Discover the Truth Week - Aug. 20-24: Discover H20 Week Sports Camps – Through 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. - Aug. 13-17: Basketball Camp Swim lessons – offered in six different sessions at the Y pool, Through 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: Night classes will be held from Aug. 624 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.

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GOLF WINNERS - Eric Spicer, winner of the championship flight, left, with Kathy Summitt, and Tony Cooke, tournament chairman. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS

Spicer, Howze score low in 2012 Summitt KMHS sports passes on sale Classic at KMCC GOLFERS - Pictured are some of the golfers who participated in the 2012 Summitt Summer Classic at Kings Mountain Country Club. Back row, from left, Robert Scism, Bryant Wells, Walt Brysiak, Eric Spicer, Kathy Summitt, Erin Summitt, Darrell Sisk, Greg Robinson, Jesse Heath, Jody Clary and Dave Robinson; front row, from left, Jim McNeilly, Tony Cooke, Ken Deardorff, Mitch Howze and Kenny Walker.

Sports passes for the 2012-13 school year are on sale at Kings Mountain High School’s main office. The following passes are available: -All Sports Pass - $100.00. The allsports pass admits one person to every regular season sporting event. It includes a reserved seat for KMHS home football games, reserved parking for

home football games, and membership to the KMHS Booster Club. (All seats with backs cost an additional $10). -Mountaineer Pass - $150.00. This pass admits two persons to every KMHS regular season sporting event. It includes reserved seats for two to every KM regular season home football game, reserved parking for all home

football games and membership in the Booster Club. (All seats with backs cost an additional $10 for the season. Children can be added on for $30 each (grades K-12 only). -Football season pass. $45. This pass admits one person to every home regular season game.


Kings Mountain High athletic trainer Alan Ridenhoure (back) will have a lot of good help on the football sidelines this year from students Anita Diaz, left, and Megan Haraszkiewicz.

Eric Spicer won low gross and Mitch Howze took low net in the championship round of the 2012 Summitt Summer Classic July 14-15 at Kings Mountain Country Club. Toney Wells took first gross and Greg Robinson first net in the first flight. Second flight winners were Ken Deardorff (gross) and Jim McNeilly (net). Robert Scism was low gross in the third flight, and Darrell Sisk took low net. Thomas Breakfield won low gross in the fourth flight and Bill Booth was first net. In the ladies division, Erica Hicks was first gross and Anne Brooks was low net. Pierce Robinson was low gross and Harrison Howe low net in the juniors division.

Carpenter aces #17 at KM Country Club Sam Carpenter made his third hole-in-one while playing with the Gaston Seniors Thursday, Aug. 2 at Kings Mountain Country Club. Carpenter used a 6-iron to ace the 151-yard, 17th hole. His playing partners were Jerry Miller, Rush Miller and Nick Vlaservich.

KMHS women’s golf tryouts set Any girls interested in trying out for the Kings Mountain High women’s golf team should contact head coach Kevin Moss at or call 704476-8340 on or after August 17.

Assistant coach Dustin Morehead watches as players run through the ropes during practice session.

MOUNTAINEERS: open practice with hard hitting FROM Page 1B

The offense and defense square off in a scrimmage at Saturday's first hitting practice at KMHS. GARY STEWART / HERALD

The coaching staff will get a chance to see their players go against two quality opponents in scrimmages this week. Tonight, they travel to Morganton to take on the Freedom Patriots at 6 p.m., and that is always a strong test. Friday at 8, the Mountaineers will play in the Cleveland County Jamboree at Crest against powerful Northwestern High of Rock Hill, the pre-season favorite to win the 4A state championship in South Carolina. Lloyd said the Mountaineers will be looking at several areas that need to be clicking by the time the regular season starts. “We will be working on timing, tackling well, playing hard and getting into the flow of game situations,” he said. “We’ll use this week to get ready for our opener next week. This is an important week.” Judging by the talent and experience, this season could be the Mountaineers’ best since 2008 when they went 11-4 and played for the Western North Carolina championship. “We’re very optimistic and confident,” Lloyd says. “A lot of that is due to the caliber of people we have on and off the playing field. We’re working hard to get ready. We’re excited to have Jonathan back at quarterback and feel like he’ll have an excellent season. We’re going to need some of the younger players to step up, but if we stay healthy we’ll be in the running in the Big South. We have good players and a good coaching staff. We’ve added some guys that are good coaches and we think it’s going to pay off.”

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Classified Ads Homes For Rent/Sale MOBILE HOMES AND APARTMENTS FOR RENT IN KINGS MOUNTAIN-Prices starting at $100/week. Call 704-739-4417 or (evening) 704739-1425. (tfn) SMALL KM HOUSE FOR RENT. 1 BR & 1 BA on Duke St. $320/mth + $320 Deposit. Call: 828446-4985. (tfn) 4 BR, 2 BA KM House for rent. Eat in Kitchen, Dining room and 2 car g a r a g e . $1,000/mth + $800.00 deposit. Call: 704-6485294. (7/18,25, 8/01 & 08/12) Land for Sale Lots in Gaston, Cleveland, & Cherokee Co, some with water & septic, owner will fin with low DP. Call Bryant Realty 704-567-9836 . (8/08/12) Misc. for Sale COUCH, café table and four chairs, chest of drawers for sale. Call (704) 419-3419. (tfn) Wanted to Buy CASH ON THE SPOT! Will buy tools or building full of merchandise, or pictures, or anything of value. (704)300-0827 or (704) 300-7676. (8/08/12) Public Sale PUBLIC SALE – Thursday, Aug. 16th, 2012 at 10:00 am at Cherryville Self Storage, 300 W. Main St., Cherryville, N.C. Notice is hereby given that various items of personal property are being sold pursuant to the assertion of a lien for unpaid rent, at the self storage facility. Rain date: Friday, August 17th at 10 am. UNIT C012-Malory Upton, 600 North Dr., Cherryville; UNIT C079-Steve J. Chapman,131 Wesley Cr., Crouse; UNIT C207-Wilbert Cook,113 Vida Lane, Cherryville; UNIT C212-John Ciokajlo,108 Bittersweet Lane, Lincolnton; UNIT C213-Kenneth Crews,117 Ross Rd, Shelby; UNIT C228-Lori D. Deitz, 3011 Tryson Court Rd, Bessemer City and UNIT C314-Jenn Williams,3360 Eaker Rd, Cherryville. American Legion Storage Buildings on 215 N. Pink Street in Cherryville, NC, 28021 will have a public auction on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012 at 10 a.m.. Units will be as follows: Joseph and Stacy Bridges, unit #21; Christian Talbott, unit #51; and Games Grantt, unit #54. Autos 1990 MERCURY SABLE & 1996 CHEVY TAHOE in great condition and priced to sell or best offer! 704530-3326.

(8/08/12) EXCEPTIONAL 1996 Mercedes Benz SL1500. Both tops. Only 70,000 miles. Was dealer’s wife’s personal car. Beautiful dark emerald green with tan leather interior. Needs nothing. Owner can no longer drive or it would not be for sale. $13,000 firm. 704734-0223 or 704466-4782. (tfn) Pets MALE BEAGLE /CORGI MIXED DOG FREE to a good home. Reddish brown /white, looks more like a beagle, almost 8 months old, house trained, had shots. Named Roscoe. Call: 704435-7979 if interested. Insurance INSURANCE RATES TOO HIGH? Call The Parnell Agency. 703 E. 2nd Ave., Gastonia. 704-864-8621 or 704-867-8841. (tfn) Yard Sale –Deadline NOON Friday 4 FAMILY YARD SALE – 804 E. Academy St – CHERRYVILLE, Sat., Aug. 11th. 7 am – Until. Lots of children’s item for male and female. Also, FREE KITTENS will be available to a good home. INSIDE YARD SALE, 315 East 6th St., Apt. 2, Cherryville, Friday, Aug.10th, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Odds and ends, clothes, furniture, used A/C. HUGE TAG AND YARD SALE – 112 Churchhill Dr. (First road past Food Lion on 74 West in KM) Sat., August 11, 2012. 8 am – 12 (noon). Baby clothes ( 0 24 – little girl’s), toys, books, Tonka trucks, some furniture, tools, jewelry and lots of good stuff. KM YARD SALE – 603 Southwood Drive, Sat., August 11th. 7:30 am – Until. Clothing, shoes, household items, pocketbooks, 2001 Heritage Soft-tail Classic Factory Harley Davidson Motorcycle Seat and other Harley Davidson items. HUGE KM YARD SALE – 704 Sandhurst Dr. (Crescent Hill Section) Sat., August 11, 2012. 7 am – until. Name brand clothes (infant to adult), computer monitors, printers, keyboards, home décor and much more. GREAT DEALS. Rain – no sale.

from RS-8 to Residential Office (RO). The property may also be identified as Tax Map KM21, Block 4, Lot 1 or Parcel# 13378. CASE NO. Z-4-712 Stella Putnam is requesting to rezone property located at 100 Gaston Street from Neighborhood Business (NB) to Residential 8 (R-8). The property may also be identified as Tax Map KM4, Block 6, Lot 17 or Parcel#7088. CASE NO. Z-1-712 Tommy and Tina Hall are requesting to rezone property located at 707 Cleveland Avenue from General Business (G-B) to Residential 10 (R-10). The property may also be identified as Tax Map KM16, Block 6, Lot 3 or Parcel#8254. CASE NO. CUR-27-12 Patricia Cash is requesting to rezone property located at 1207 N. Piedmont Avenue from Residential 8 (R-8) and Residential 10 (R-10) to Conditional Use R-20 (CU-R20). The property may also be identified as Tax Map KM36, Block 1, Lot 4 or Parcel#13501 and Tax Map KM4-71, Block 1, Lot 70 or Parcel#52719. CASE NO. CUR-16-12 John Bagley/Dale Williams are requesting to rezone property located at 409 S. Battleground Avenue from Residential 6 (R-6) to Conditional Use Central Business (CUR-C-B). The property may also be identified as Tax Map KM11, Block 2, Lot 5 or Parcel#8019.A list of uses permitted in the specific applications may be obtained at the Planning Department or you may call 704-734-4595 for additional information. You are welcome to attend the City Council meeting on August 28, 2012 at 6:00 pm to express your opinion on the applications. KMH3463 (8/01 & 8/08/12 NORTH CAROLINA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE DISTRICT COURT DIVISION 12 CVD 542 MECKLENBURG COUNTY

THE CHARLOTTEMECKLENBURG HOSPITAL AUTHORITY PLAINTIFF, V SANTANA S. WILSON AND LAKESHA L. WILSON, DEFENDANTS NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS BY PUBLICATION FOR SANTANA S. WILSON ONLY To: Santana S. Wilson, the above named defendant: Take notice that a pleading seeking relief against you has been filed in the above entitled action. The nature of the relief being sought is as follows: The Plaintiff Charlotte-Meck lenburg Hospital Authority has filed a complaint seeking damages for money owed. You are sought to make defense to such pleading not later than forty (40) days after August 8th, 2012, (exclusive of said date) and upon your failure to do so, the party seeking service against you will apply to the Court for the relief sought. This 31st day of July, 2012. ROBERT G. McINTOSH THE McINTOSH LAW FIRM Attorney for the Plaintiff PO Box 2270 Davidson, North Carolina 280362270 Telephone: 704892-1699 Fax Number: 704892-8664 KMH3464 (8/08,15, 22/12) CITY OF KINGS MOUNTAIN NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING AND PUBLIC HEARING PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD MEETING – TUESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2012 CITY COUNCIL MEETING - TUESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2012 - 6:00 PM CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS CITY HALL CASE NO. Z-5-712 ARTICLE VII – Special Requirement Notes to the Table of Permitted and Conditional Uses – Table of Permitted and Conditional Uses (Class B Mobile Homes) ARTICLE VIII – SR 5 Class A and Class B Mobile Homes The City as an agency defined by the Kings Mountain Zoning

Ordinance is proposing a text amendment. The amendment would clarify where mobile home parks may be located and where Class B mobile homes may be locatedArticle VIII – SR 5 Class A and Class B Mobile Homes. A copy of the proposed text amendment may be obtained at the Planning Department or you may call 704-7344595 for addit i o n a l information. You are welcome to attend the Planning and Zoning Board meeting on August 14, 2012 at 5:30 pm and the City Council Public Hearing on August 28, 2012 at 6:00 pm to express your opinion on the text amendment. KMH3465 (8/08 &15/12) NORTH CAROLINA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION CLEVELAND C O U N T Y BEFORE THE CLERK OF COURT FILE NO.: 12 SP 314 IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF THE DEED OF TRUST OF RUTH H. LEWIS Mortgagor, to TERRY PACK, Trustee; WESLEY L. DEATON, Substitute Trustee, NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BOOK 1636, PAGE 1342 FIRST NATIONAL BANK, Mortgagee. Dated February 4, 2010 recorded in Book 1590, at Page 2149 Securing the original amount of $ 23,000.00 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Ruth H. Lewis, described above, in the Cleveland County Public Registry; default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness thereby secured and the said Deed of Trust being by the terms thereof subject to foreclosure; and the holder of the indebtedness thereby secured having demanded a foreclosure thereof for the purpose of

North 34-02-15 East 316.30 feet to an established iron pin: thence running with a portion of the Eastern line of the Floyd A. Norman property in Deed Book 16-C at Page 775, North 35-3100 East 82.09 feet to an established iron pin; miming thence in a new line across the John Evan Stanley Jr. property in Deed Book 1157 at Page 1780, South 33-31-00 East 417.98 feet to a set railroad spike located in the center of said Vic Randall Road: running thence in a Westerly direction along the center of said Vic Randall Road the following calls and distances: South 83-38-22 West 54.50 feet, South 89-33-55 West 101.96 feet. North 86-13-04 West 145.83 feet, and North 83-4722 West 154.79 feet to the point and place of BEGINNING. and containing 1.87 acres as will he shown by reference to plat entitled “Survey for John Evan Stamey, Jr.” as prepared by Clifford C. Johnson, RI.S. dated May 12, 1995. TAX MAP NOS: The above described property is a portion of Tax Map 3213-1-27 and part of 28. TITLE REFERENCE: See Deed recorded in Book 1278, at Page 2125 of the Cleveland County, N.C., Registry. The above described property is known as 348 Vic Randall Road. Lawndale, N.C. 28090. THIS PROPERTY HAS THE ADDRESS OF: 348 Vic Randall Road, Lawndale, NC 28090. This sale is made subject to all outstanding and unpaid Cleveland County and any city or town ad

valorem property taxes as well as any and all other prior liens, defects and encumbrances involving said property, as well as a Clerk’s fee of $.45 per $100 on the purchase price. Notice is further hereby given that the successful bidder will be required to make a cash deposit not to exceed the greater of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid or seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00). Notice is further hereby given that the sale will be conducted pursuant to and subject to all of the provisions of Chapter 45, as amended, of the General Statutes of North Carolina. Notice is given that an order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to N.C.G.S. §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 notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of any such rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement to the effective date of the termination. This the 24th day of July, 2012 By: /s/ _Wesley L. Deaton Wesley L. Deaton, Substitute Trustee P.O. Box 2459 Denver, NC 28037 (704) 489-2491 KMH3466 (8/08 & 15/12)

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Legals CITY OF KINGS MOUNTAIN NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CITY COUNCIL MEETING – TUESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2012 – 6:00 PM CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS CITY HALL CASE NO. Z-3-712 Faunce Properties, Inc. is requesting to rezone property located at 813 W. King Street (formally 814 W. Mountain Street)

satisfying said indebtedness; and under and by virtue of an order entered in the within entitled and numbered action by the Clerk of Superior Court of Cleveland County, North Carolina on the 24th day of July, 2012, the undersigned Trustee will offer for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash at the Courthouse door in Shelby, North Carolina at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday the 21st day of August, 2012, the land conveyed in said Deed of Trust, the same lying and being in Cleveland County, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Being located in Number Ten (10) Township, Cleveland County, NC, on the North side of Vic Randall Road (SR 1623), bounded on the West by property of Vickie Lynn Lewis and Floyd A. Norman.on the South by Vic Randall Road, and on the East by property of Kayron Curiae K. Wiseman, and being described by metes and bounds as follows: BEGINNING at an existing railroad spike located in the center of Vic Randall Road, said spike being also located in the Southwestern corner of the John Evan Stanley. Jr. property described in Deed Book 1157 at Page 1780, and in the Northwestern corner of the Scott D. Woods property described in Deed Book 1146 at Page 509. and running thence with the Eastern line of the Vickie Lynn Lewis property in Deed Book 982 at Page 521 (and leaving the center of said Vic Randall Road)

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Four ‘Distinguished Women’ to be recognized Four Cleveland County women will be recognized for distinguished service at the 21st annual Cleveland County Distinguished Women’s Banquet Aug. 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the LeGrand Center at Cleveland Community College in Shelby. They include: Annie Mae Genell Ross Beam, a posthumous award as a community activist and first Weed and Seed leader in Northeast Shelby. She led a community-based effort to help high crime neighborhoods.

Dr. Collete Deviney, school administrator and community project innovator. Patti Norman, past director of Cleveland County Head Start and advocate for children. Stella Neisler Putnam, former Kings Mountain Board of Education member and community and church leader. Betsy Wells of Kings Mountain is chairing the 2012 banquet committee. Tickets for the banquet are $35 and may be picked up at the Cleveland County Arts Coun-

Annie Mae Beam

Dr. Collete Deviney

Patti Norman

Stella Putnam

cil on Courthouse Square in Shelby from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday ,

Aug. 3-27. No tickets will be sold at the door. The Cleveland County

Commission for Women, which sponsors the events, solicited nominations from

the public. Kay Wallace is 2012 chairwoman of the Commission.

Williamson, Johnson to wed

Pictured are cousins in the family of the late Mr. and Mrs. Banks Barber and Jettie Barber Lindsay of Kings Mountain who met in Lincolnton for lunch recently and greeted cousins from a wide area they had never met, agreeing to have another reunion soon. From left, front row, Judy Strange Wright of Shelby, Kenny Greene of Myrtle Beach, SC, Elaine Goforth Clack of Niceville, Fla. and Lyvonne Lindsay Ruth of High Point, both formerly of Kings Mountain, Danny Barber, of Cherryville, Lew Mullinax, formerly of Kings Mountain, Bill Strange. of Shelby. Back row, from left, Wayne McMurray of Asheville, Donald Greene, Steve Greene, both of Lexington, and Pat Greene of Mountain Top, Pa

Barber cousins gather for reunion Forty Barber cousins from five states gathered recently at Court Street Grill in Lincolnton for the first annual reunion. Lyvonne Lindsay Ruth of High Point, formerly of Kings Mountain, said it was great to see cousins that she had never had the opportunity to meet. “We had such a good time,’’ she said. Elaine Goforth Clack, of Niceville, Fla., also formerly of Kings Mountain, said she looked forward to another

reunion. as did Lew Mullinax of Kings Mountain and Shelby residents Bill Strange and Judy Strange Wright. Danny Barber of Cherryville had the opportunity to meet cousins he had never met as did many of the kinfolk who attended the luncheon. The relatives attending were descendants of the late William Banks and Elizabeth Ashby Barber of Cleveland County. The sons of the late Sara

Barber Greene and Bill Greene recalled memories of their parents. The late Bill

Greene worked for a number of years with the Lexington Dispatch in Lexington, NC.

Lifestyle Deadlines Deadline for wedding and engagement information is 12 noon Monday. Items received after deadline will run if time and space permit; if not, they will be held until the following week. The cost is $20. Wedding and engagement forms are available at the receptionist’s desk at The Herald, 700 East Gold Street.

Only the information requested on the form will be published at the $20 price. Additional information will be charged at regular advertising rates. Contact the Herald at P.O. Box 769, Kings Mountain, NC 28086, come to the office, phone 739-7496, fax 739-0611 or Email

Angela Rose Williamson and Chad Johnson Andy and Susan Williamson of Lincolnton announce the engagement of their daughter, Angela Rose Williamson to Chad Johnson of Kings Mountain. Angela graduated from Paul Mitchell the School, Gastonia.

Chad is the son of Steve and Debbie Johnson of Kings Mountain and is attending UNC-Charlotte, Math Education Major. An April 6, 2013 wedding is planned at Grace Baptist Church, Lincolnton.

Backcountry Militia encampment The public is invited to visit Kings Mountain National Military Park this weekend as living history interpreters present a Backcountry Militia encampment at the park’s visitor center. The Backcountry Militia will be encamped at the park’s visitor center discussing life on the Carolina frontier. A variety of demonstrations will be

held throughout the weekend including weapon demonstrations, cooking and more. The park is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends from Memorial Day to Labor Day. This event is free and pen to the public. For more information on this or other event, call 864-936-7921 or visit

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