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Farmers Meet the young market Ambassador debuts Saturday ELIZABETH STEWART


Kings Mountain is getting its own farmers market, thanks to a collaborative effort between the city, the county, the local agricultural cooperative extension program and others. The market starts up this Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and organizers are expecting about 10 vendors in its first weeks until it gathers momentum and attracts more local growers, producers and artisans, said Kings Mountain Main Street Di- Margot Plonk rector Jan Harris. Helping to spearhead the market was Margot Plonk, who started working in July with Shelby’s Foothills Farmers Market to establish a satellite location in Kings Mountain. The Foothills Farmers Market maintains two markets in Shelby and is looking to establish one in Boiling Springs. Plonk has been named Kings Mountain’s satellite market manager. “We’re still working on certifying (the vendors),â€? said Plonk, a marathon-runner who’s into “the healthy lifestyle and healthy eating.â€? She’s also The emphasis teaches earth is on healthy science at Kings Mouneating and a tain High School, where fresh engagement part of the bet ween growers coursework in and consumers. that class is the subject of sustainable living. She’s trying to start a program where the school’s cafeteria composts its waste and other initiative that will have students grow their own campus vegetable garden. “This goes hand in hand with the farmers market’s mission too,â€? she said. The Foothills Farmers’ Market in downtown Kings Mountain will be located on South Railroad Avenue between Gold and Mountain Streets and runs through Oct. 12. For the 2014 growing season, the market looks to be open from early May through October. “We’ve tried it before,â€? said Shirley Brutko, the Chamber of Commerce’s Kings Mountain representative. “Several times over the years we’ve tried to make this happen ‌ I think the excitement is really there this time around.â€? The Foothills Farmers Market is a grower-certified market that provides community access to fresh foods and endorses sustainable production practices and innovation, according to the organization’s mission statement. One of organizers’ chief goals is on the health front, where it hopes to increase access to and consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables. “It’s a healthy idea for everyone,â€? Harris See FARMERS MARKET, 7A

Isaiah Jasper (Bootsy) Ware, 2 ½, can’t say ‘ambassador’ but one day the toddler will see in his scrapbook picIsaiah Ware tures what his family is excited about this week. The 2013 Ambassador for the 75th anniversary March of Dimes, Isaiah is a healthy “all boy.â€? He plays with his doting sister, Mackenzie, 7, Bethware School second grader, as his parents, Brandi and Brian Ware, make plans for Isaiah’s debut as grand marshal of a big walka-thon benefit in October for the March of Dimes. Isaiah’s Prayer Warriors will also take part in the benefit. The countywide walk will be held October 5 in Shelby. March of Dimes leaders kicked off plans for the event at a breakfast at Cleveland Regional Hospital Wednesday morning. All proceeds will help premature babies grow into healthy youngsters. “Our Bootsy was born March 3, 2011 at 10:08 p.m., 10 weeks early, by emergency Caesarean section,â€? said Brandi Ware. “I couldn’t feel him move and we rushed to the hospital and we were so See WARE, 7A

King, Bingham are ‘Distinguished Women’ ELIZABETH STEWART

Kings Mountain’s Dr. Jane Cabe King and Dr. Laura Carpenter Bingham are among four women from the county to be honored as “Distinguished Women of 2013� at the Cleveland County Commission for Women’s 22nd annual banquet, August 22 at the LeGrand Center in Shelby. Bingham, a Kings Mountain native, is the daughter of Charles and Marion Carpenter now of Raleigh, and is a former college president, executive in several diverse areas, and female activist. She is married to Warren Bingham of Raleigh. King, wife of Jerry King, is a

former Kings Mountain school administrator, college teacher a n d church volunDr. Jane King teer. Also to be honored are Jane Sisk Cooke, church organist, community musical director and piano teacher and Mary Gentry Degree, first female to head the Cleveland County NAACP, elementary teacher and church leader. Tickets for the banquet are $35 and may be purchased through

Tuesday at the Clevel a n d County A r t s Council from 9 a.m.-5 p . m . w e e k - Dr. Laura Bingham days. Dr. King, who retired this month as Assistant Professor in the School of Education at Gardner-Webb University and as director of the Elementary Master’s Program, is a veteran of 44 years in education beginning as a teacher in grades 4-8 in Macon See DISTINGUISHED WOMEN, 14A

Police say progress made in Smoker’s Etc. murder case DAVE BLANTON

Police say they have developed “several persons of interest� in a June robbery-homicide at Smoker’s Etc. between Kings Mountain and Shelby. Store employee James Scott Davis, 43 of Dallas, died from gunshot wounds in what was apparently an attempted robbery at the small store. Smoker’s Etc., which sold what law enforcement officials are referring to as “laced potpourri,� smoking paraphernalia and other products, has been closed since the June 20 crime. “We are progressing in the investigation,� said Cleveland

County Sheriff Alan Norman. “It’s not at the pace that I would like to see, but we are seeing weekly, if not daily, progress.� Police are releasing little information about the details of the crime, but Norman said that they believe at least one individual entered the store and in the robbery attempt gunned down Davis, who was the sole employee present at the time. Police say there were no other witnesses. Norman said investigators are not releasing to the public what, if anything was stolen from the retail establishment during the attack. Norman said detectives started investigating the crime by interviewing the last individuals that

were there. Detectives also canvassed the neighborhood immediately after the shooting in an effort to learn anything they could about the events that transpired the day before. Also on the day following the crime, sheriff’s deputies set up an information-gathering checkpoint on nearby roadways. The idea is that someone travelling along any given road at a certain time on one day may have been travelling along that same stretch on the day before as well. Such a checkpoint might tip investigators off about anything that seemed strange or different to motorists, Norman

Linda Smoot Radeker, 72, a mental health counselor from Shelby and wife of a former Cleveland County district attorney, was sentenced to six years in prison Thursday for defrauding Medicaid of $6.1 million that involved after-school programs in Kings Mountain, Shelby and Bessemer City that were, in fact, owned and operated by Radeker’s conspirators. Anne M. Tompkins, U. S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, said Radeker was also sentenced to serve two years under court supervision and to pay $6,156,674.68 as restitution to Medicaid. “Instead of assisting North Carolina families in need, Linda Radeker exploited them, using their Medicaid benefits to file false claims for her own profit. Thursday’s sentencing See RADEKER, 7A

Red Clay Ramblers at the Joy Saturday The prolific and popular Red Clay Ramblers, a folk and country band from North Carolina that’s been around longer than most North Carolinians is coming to Kings Mountain’s Joy Performance Theater on Saturday. The group’s repertoire has changed over the years. There are a few favorites they’ve dropped from the performance list and they’re always writing new material or finding older songs to cover. What can you expect Saturday’s performance to be peppered with? Celtic medleys and songs by the great American songwriter Stephen Foster, who penned “Camptown Races� and “My Old Kentucky Home,� among many others. “It’s a real variety show,� said Bland Simpson, the group’s pianist who also teaches creative writing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The band, which was formed in the Triangle and still based there, is in its 39th year. Martin Anderson, WNCW’s Martin Anderson calls the eclectic group “house band of North Carolina.� Clay Buckner is on fiddle. Jack Herrick plays bass and trumpet; Chris Frank plays accordion, guitar and trombone. Rob Ladd in on drums. Ticket prices are $20.


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■OBITUARIES Freida Blalock Grayson Enjoyed gardening and yard work KINGS MOUNTAIN Freida Blalock Grayson, age 73, resident of Kings Mountain, N.C., went to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 11, 2013, at Kings Mountain Hospice House. She was born in Clevel a n d C o . , N.C., to the late Charles Blalock and Dorothy Miller Blalock. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Bob Eng, and her second husband, Roy Grayson; her brother, Sonny Blalock; sister, JoAnn Crawford; and granddaughter, Madison Lee Blanton. She worked at Blalock’s Grocery for 30 years and was a member of New Life Family Worship Center in Kings Mountain. A loving mother, grandmother, and friend who loved spending time with her family and friends, she enjoyed gardening and yard work. She is survived by her sons, Dr. Robert William Eng III and wife Susan of Kings Mountain, John Edward Eng and wife Julie of Kings Mountain; daughter, Melissa Eng Blanton and Billy Junior “JR� Moses Loving husband, brother, and friend KINGS MOUNTAIN Billy Junior “JR� Moses, 61, resident of 1217 S. Battleground Ave., Lot 6, Kings Mountain, N.C., went to be with the L o r d s u r rounded by his family on Friday, August 9, 2013, at Hospice of Wendover. Born in Gaston County, he was preceded in death by his parents, Bill Moses and Nell Dowell Moses Wilkes. He was a retired pipe fitter and a member of the Otis D. Green Post 155 American Legion in Kings Mountain. He was a loving husband, a wonderful brother and a friend to all. We loved him Niles W. Bishop SHELBY - Niles W. Bishop, 90, resident of White Oak Manor, Shelby, N.C., died Thursday, August 8, 2013, at Hospice at Wendover in Shelby. The graveside service was held at El Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery in Kings Mountain on Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 2

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husband Don, Kings Mountain; sister, Sybil Kiser, of Shelby, N.C. Five grandchildren, Tiffany Thomas, Heather Sherrill and husband Tracy, Dylan Blanton, Anna Blanton, and Amanda Blanton. Five great-grandchildren. Aunts, Louise Kale of Kings Mountain, Peggy Pruitt and husband Ken of Forest City, brother-in-law Donald Crawford of Kings Mountain; numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be at New Life Family Worship Center, Kings Mountain, on Sunday, August 18, 2013, at 10:30 a.m., with Dr. Robert William Eng III and Rev. Moses Neuman officiating. Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, August 17, at Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain. Interment will be at Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain. Memorials can be sent to New Life Family Worship Center, 428 Oak Grove Road, Kings Mountain, NC 28086. The family would like to extend their gratitude to Hospice of Cleveland County for their loving care of our Mother. Guest register is available at Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain.

Harris Funeral Home dearly and always will. Moses is survived by his wife of 42 years, Linda M. Moses of Kings Mountain; son Dennis “Pee Wee� Martin of Kings Mountain; brothers, Robert Moses and life partner Teresa Ann Pendleton of Grover, and John Moses of Lowell, and Lawrence Moses of Cullowhee; sisters, Judy Jones and Sara Leach, both of Franklin, N.C.; step-sister Faye Huffstetler of Franklin; granddaughter Camry “Sunshine� Martin. Memorial service was held at Lighthouse Ministries on Tuesday, August 13, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Don McNeely officiating. A guest registry is available at Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain, was in charge of arrangements.

Harris Funeral Home p.m., with Rev. Tom Jolly officiating. Garnell Conner Bryant KINGS MOUNTAIN Garnell Conner Bryant, 85, resident of Kings Mountain, N.C., died Monday, August 12, 2013, at White Oak Manor, Kings Mountain. Funeral services are at Ollie Harris Memorial

Judie Robbs Former youth leader for the Rainbow Girls KINGS MOUNTAIN Judie Robbs, 66, resident of Kings Mountain, died Sunday, August 11, 2013, at Wendover Hospice. She was a native of Cleveland County, N.C., daughter of the l a t e Alton Ivey. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her brother, Tommy Ivey. She was a former secretary for Maner Insurance in Kings Mountain, a member of First Baptist Church in Kings Mountain where she was a former youth leader and a Worthy Advisor for the order of the Rainbow Girls. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter and friend and will be greatly missed. The family would like to extend thank you to the nurses and aides of Hospice of Cleveland County. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Eddie Robbs, Kings Mountain; daughters, Shelley Robbs Human and her husband Brittiany Danelle Smith Lived life to the fullest GROVER - Brittiany Danelle Smith, 24, resident of 152 Blackburn Drive, Grover, N.C., died August 12, 2013, in Blacksburg, S.C. She was born in Cleveland Co, N . C . She was preceded in death by her brother, “Lil� Robert Smith; her paternal grandparents Jessie and Hezekiah Smith; maternal grandparents, Roxie and Milum Bledsoe and special friend, Shawn Byers. She was manager of Fuji Restaurant in Gaffney, S.C., and member of Proclaiming the Word Ministries in Grover. She was a wonderful mother, daughter, and friend who lived her life to the fullest. She was always happy, fun, and outgoing. She is survived by her parents, Robert L. Smith and

Chapel, Kings Mountain, on Thursday, August 15, 2013, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Jerry Millwood officiating. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. today at Harris Funeral Home in Kings Mountain. Interment is at Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain.

Rusty, Kings Mountain, Amy Robbs Yarborough and husband Chris, Kings Mountain; mother Sarah Hord Ivey, Kings Mountain; grandchildren, Josh Human, Grace Nichole Yarborough, Bryan Christopher Yarborough, Hope Elizabeth Yarborough, all of Kings Mountain. The funeral service is today, Wednesday, August 14, 2013, at First Baptist Church, Kings Mountain at noon, with Dr. John Sloan and Chaplain Justin Williamson officiating. Visitation was 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday evening, August 13, at Harris Funeral Home and other times at the home, 814 E. Ridge Street, Kings Mountain. Interment was at Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain. Memorials can be made to Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights, Shelby, 28150 or to First Baptist Church, 605 W. King Street, Kings Mountain, NC 28086.. A guest registry is available at Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain, is in charge of arrangements.

Harris Funeral Home Mary “Judy� Bledsoe Smith, of Blacksburg; son Aiden Smith, of Grover, N.C. and his father, Casey Thacker of Kings Mountain; sister Tameka Bledsoe of Grover; special friend David White of Blacksburg. Two special nieces, Serenity Bledsoe and Aniya Hunt, Grover, N.C.; goddaughter Audrina Brittiany Jones of Kings Mountain; lifelong friend Summer Watkins of Grover. Funeral services will be at Youngs Grove Baptist Church, Blacksburg, on Thursday, August 15, 2013, 3 p.m., with the Rev. Larry Brooks officiating. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Wedneday, August 14, at Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain. Interment will be at Grover Cemetery, Grover. Guest registry available at Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain.

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ARRESTS: AUG. 7: Ricky E. Navey, 20, Shelby, DWI and failure to wear seat belt, $1,000 bond, secured. AUG. 7: Brian D. Ramsey, 42, Bessemer City, second-degree trespass, $1,000 bond, secured. AUG. 8: Jason R. Curtis, 37, Gastonia, served outstanding warrant for possession of a weapon in a courthouse. AUG. 10: Clarissa A. Dorsey, 29, Shelby, driving without license, arrested for outstanding warrants, $500 bond, unsecured. AUG. 10: Brittany S. Hinson, 23, 110 Walker St., larceny, possession of stolen goods, obtaining property under false pretenses, $7,500 bond, secured. AUG. 10: Junius R. Mcaffe, 48, DWI, second-degree trespass, $1,165 bond, secured. AUG. 10: Dallas R. Hamrick, 21, 143 Yarbro Rd., assault with a deadly weapon with intent to inflict serious injury, $10,000, secured. AUG. 11: Todd Owens, 32, 111 Railroad Ave., resist, delay and obstruct, second degree trespass, $5,500 bond, secured. AUG. 13: Phliza M. Pendergrass, 42, 107 George Lewis Rd., arrested on warrants for assault by pointing a gun and simple assault, no bond. CITATIONS: AUG. 6: Matthew S. Freeman, Clover, S.C., expired registration. AUG. 7: David M. Cowan, Morganton, failing to yield right of way to vehicles already travelling on highway. AUG. 10: Casey L. Jones, 24, Cherryville, driving with revoked license. AUG. 10: Crystal H. Scott, 36, 204 Phifer Cir., displaying an expired registration. AUG. 10: Eric D. Pardo, 44, 706 Bridges Dr., displaying an expired registration. AUG. 10: Tony L. Werts, 40, Gastonia, displaying an expired registration. AUG. 11: Amanda G. Ward, 30, Atlanta, displaying an expired registration. AUG. 11: Sarah M. Brown, 33, 143 Little Country Ln., displaying an expired registration. INCIDENTS: JULY 11: A Gastonia resident reported the theft of $180 in cash at a grocery store located at 610 E. King St. JULY 22: A resident of Carolina Garden Apartments reported damage to a window valued at $150. JULY 31: Dayle Guffey Properties, Gastonia, reported an attempt to defraud its business by an unknown individual trying to misdirect rent monies at 415 S. Battleground Ave. AUG. 5: A resident of Crocker Rd. reported fraud after $1,000 was removed from her PayPal account without her permission. AUG. 6: A resident of Carolina Garden Apartments reported damage to a bedroom window estimated at $100 after it was shot with a BB gun. AUG. 6: A resident of Crown Court reported the damage to the right side car window estimated at $200.

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AUG. 7: Buckeye warehouse on 110 Kings Rd. reported breaking and entering. AUG. 7: A resident of Grace St. reported the breaking and entering of an automobile in which several items were stolen, including a N.C. registration plate, a GPS, a code scanner, a wedding band, and two diamonds. The 1995 Chevrolet was also scratched and damaged during the theft. AUG. 8: Parker’s Amoco at 908 Shelby Rd. reported breaking and entering. A glass window pane valued at $100 was broken and a set of keys was stolen. AUG. 8: A resident of Gantt St. reported the theft of a Murray 300 Series push mower valued at $130. AUG. 9: A resident of Hounds Campground reported damage to a camper. AUG. 10: A USPS employee reported a pit bull dog attack at a Baker st. address that resulted in minor injuries. AUG. 11: A resident of Margrace Rd. reported theft from her vehicle of DVDs, swimsuits, a wallet and a purse in the parking lot of the Dollar Tree on 608 E. King St. AUG. 11: The Mountain Market at 506 Waco Rd. reported a breaking and entering that resulted in damage to the ceiling, an air conditioning vent and a ventilation duct. AUG. 12: McDonalds restaurant on 1013 Shelby Rd. reported an attempted robbery that resulted in damage to the outside and inside part of a door handle. WRECKS: AUG. 1: Officer B.L. Wilkinson said a 1992 Acura operated by David C. Brown, 902 Grace St., left Northwoods Dr. at a high rate of speed and struck an unoccupied 2004 Ford. The estimated damages to the Acura and the Ford were $2,500 and $5,000, respectively. AUG. 3: Officer G.L. McKinney said a 2004 Chevrolet operated by Jamaal E. Byers, 123 Earney Rd., tried to pass a 2000 Ford operated by Diana L. Falls, 408 Fulton Dr., resulting in a collision. The 2000 Ford, in turn, collided with a parked USPS mail vehicle, operated by Sharon T. White, Lawndale, that was delivering mail along Battleground Ave. The estimated damages to the Chevrolet, the Ford and the postal vehicle were $2,500, $3,000 and $500, respectively. AUG. 4: Officer M.D. Butler said a 2003 Acura operated by Khampha Vilay left N.C. 161 and struck a guide wire on a utility pole causing estimated damages of $2,500 of damage to the vehicle. AUG. 4: Officer F.L. Wittington said a 1997 Nissan operated by Matthew S. Ray, Bessemer City, struck a 2013 Chevrolet operated by Luz M. Guzman, Harrisonburg, Va., while trying to merge onto I-85 North. The estimated damages to the Nissan and the Chevrolet were $1,500 and $4,500, respectively. AUG. 5: Officer B.C. McGinnis said a 1989 Honda operated by Mitchell R. Plemmons, Wellford, S.C., tried to pass an 18wheeler on I-85 North and when the driver lost control of the car it became trapped under the large truck and dragged for 624 feet. Plemmons was transported to Kings Mountain Hospital. AUG. 7: Officer F.L. Wittington said a 1992 Chevrolet operated by Walter N. Baker, Shelby, ran off N.C. 216 near Margrace Rd. and rolled over. The estimated damage to the vehicle was $2,500.

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Church group takes mission to Dominican Republic DAVE BLANTON

Traveling to the impoverished Dominican Republic for a one-week mission trip this July was a revelatory experience for some members of Christian Freedom Baptist Church. “It really opened my eyes to how good we really have it in this country,� said Canaan Sullens. “You can’t really describe how it feels when you’re down there.� Steven Blanton, pastor of students and missions at the Range Road church, led 20 adults and young people to the island nation from July 20-27 “to share the love of Christ and the gospel.� “For most of them it was their first international mission,� said Blanton, who has participated in two mission trips to Haiti and a previous trip to the Dominican Republic. Blanton was part of a catastrophic relief mission to Haiti immediately after the impoverished country was devastated by a 2010 earthquake that notched a 7.0 on the Richter scale. In that natural disaster more than 100,000 people were killed and three million were affected. He returned a year later to continue to help rebuilding the country and spread the gospel. There was some apprehension among the first-timers on this year’s trip to the Dominican Republic, which shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti in the Caribbean. That included questions about the food, culture and the language. “God just put so many of the pieces of the puzzle together,� said Blanton, who says that although he doesn’t speak Spanish, there were translators on hand.

KM stores see no tax-free shopping rush

Children gather round the missionaries from Christian Freedom Church in King Mountain during their recent trip to the Dominican Republic. About half the group was comprised of teenagers in the church; the rest were members of those teens’ families. The intent of the mission, Blanton said, was to reach out and spread Christ’s teachings. Often, however, the learning goes both ways. “We take a lot of things for granted (in America),� Blanton said. “Everyone coming back is talking and thinking about being more appreciative, more grateful.� The group stayed in Sosua, a mediumsized city on the north coast where about 70,000 people live. Blanton said he also traveled to the small town of Bombita, where he delivered a sermon and tried to reach out to more of the

Kings Mountain siblings Robbie, Brittany, and Brian Lysek recently took part in a mission trip to the Dominican Repulic with other members of Christan Freedom Church. Photos courtesy of ANGIE LYSEK

said. “It was definitely something to get used to.� He noticed something about his experience overseas upon his return to North Carolina. The food there was blander than what he was used to in America. “The food here irritated my stomach more than I thought it would.�

Police, fire stage meet-and-greet in park DAVE BLANTON

Retail store managers in Kings Mountain say they noticed little if any surge in traffic or buying during the recent statewide tax-free weekend. “Friday was actually better than Saturday,� said Elaine Broome, who manages the Roses on Shelby Road. “We had an ad going.� Broome said she suspects that store’s lack of big-ticket electronics probably diverted shoppers to larger stores such as Wal-Mart and Best Buy in neighboring cities. “Actually, this weekend didn’t seem as good as previous (tax-free) weekends,� she said. The N.C. Department of Revenue suspends its usual 4.75 percent sales tax rate for items considered school supplies. That includes notebooks, pens, computers, calculators and clothes. This is the last year of the popular incentive. The tax-free weekend results in shopping sprees across the state as shoppers rush to take advantage of what amounts to a five percent sale on goods, on top of whatever other sales retailers might be offering. But a handful of retail stores in Kings Mountain said that while they had a busy week in general, Saturday and Sunday were no different than most weekends. Debra Nalley, store manager of Dollar General on York Road, said food – which is taxed – is the one category that drives sales the most. She said sales of clothes was strong in the past week, but there were other reasons for that surge. “Yes, clothes sold well,� Nalley said, adding that this year’s tax-free weekend coincided with the first of the month, which tends to boost sales. “But that’s understandable considering we already had a 70 percent sale going on for much of our clothes.� “Mostly what we sell the most of are food, laundry detergent and paper towels,� she said. “Things you need every day.� Sales at the Dollar Tree on East Kings Street were up from numbers last year, said a store employee at that location who didn’t want to be identified. But she said that uptick is part of a trend since the store starting selling discounted frozen food within the last year. “We have freezers now,� she said. “That has made us busier. The freezers are new from last year.� Broome, the Roses manager, noticed that, yes, shoppers tend to turn out in great numbers during the incentive weekend, but many wipe out their savings with more spending. “They may save $5 and spend $50,� she said.

country’s inhabitants. “This was a relationship building trip,� Blanton said. “We set up a vacation bible school (in Sosua).� Sullens, who is 15 and a rising sophomore at Grace Christian Academy, said he feels a calling to go on church missions and probably will find a way to repeat the experience, whether to the Dominican Republic or another destination. He also said one of the biggest adjustments to the trip was avoiding the water, which can make foreigners who are not accustomed to it sick. “You couldn’t drink it or get it in your mouth at all when you took a shower,� he

Area law enforcement and fire officials told members of the community they couldn’t do their job without the help of ordinary citizens last Tuesday at National Night Out, an annual event that aims to strengthen the bond between police and residents. “We know that it’s about 1,000 out of 10,000 people that commit most of the crimes,� said Kings Mountain Police Chief Melvin Proctor. “We can’t watch 1,000 criminals with 37 (police officers), but 10,000 people can watch 1,000.� Officers from the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Department, the N.C. Highway Patrol and Kings Mountain Mayor Rick Murphrey joined proctor in reiterating that theme before a crowd of about 150 in Patriots Park. “This is a time for us to come together to fight

crime,� Murphrey said. “The community is at its strongest when it works together. The police departments and the fire departments back each other up in this community. That’s the way it is and that’s the way it should be.� That relationship is paying dividends, according to Proctor, who said that the city’s crime rate has fallen substantially since hitting a peak in 2000 and 2001. Also speaking were Captain Joel Shores of the Sheriff’s Department and N.C. Highway Patrol Captain David Allen, who encouraged citizens to report motorist who are acting or driving suspiciously. The evening was also marked by a backpack and school-supplies giveaway organized by the Christian Freedom Church, which also put on a gospel concert under the gazebo. The church raised enough funds through donations at

A Gaston County Sheriff’s deputy hands out some freebies and information to a local family that has come to get a closer look at the county’s police speedboat. Photos by DAVE BLANTON

its vacation bible school over the summer to give away more than 100 backpacks, chocked full of school supplies such as looseleaf paper, pencils, crayons, composition books, glue sticks, said children’s pastor Mike Reynolds. Kings Mountain W&B Trucking also sponsored the giveaway. A Gastonia dentist donated toothbrushes and toothpaste for the bags. Kings Mountain Mayor Rick Murphrey, at left, Kings Mountain Police Chief Melvin Proctor and N.C. Highway Patrol Captain David Allen, at right, look on as Kristen Blanton sings the National Anthem.

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The Kings Mountain Police Department provided hot dogs and soft drinks to those attending the community event while the Kings Mountain Fire Department offered fire truck rides for kids. “I was really pleased with the crowd,� said Director of Special Events for the city Ellis Noell. In addition to fire trucks, members of the community were also able to get a good look at other vehicles used by other groups, such as the





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If someone asked you whether you would like to have access to affordably-priced fresh, locally-grown fruits, vegetables, meats and other delicious products, you’d be interested‌right? And if you knew that by purchasing these items you’d be contributing to the local economy by Jan Harris supporting area growers and producers, that Main Street Director would be even better‌right?? Starting Saturday August 17th residents of Kings Mountain and the surrounding area will have just that opportunity when the FOOTHILLS FARMERS’ MARKET opens up in Downtown Kings Mountain! The Foothills Farmers’ Market in downtown Kings Mountain will be located on South Railroad Avenue between Gold and Mountain Streets. It will be open from 8:00 am until 12 Noon on Saturdays from August 17th through October 12th (the date of the Gateway Festival). Ample parking will be available across the tracks on South Battleground, a small number of spaces on Railroad Street itself and still more parking at Patriot’s Park This local market is the result of a grassroots collaborative effort between the Foothills Farmers’ Market Board of Directors, Cleveland County Co-operative Extension Office, the City of Kings Mountain, Kings Mountain Main Street Program, Cleveland County Government, and very importantly several interested citizens who have all worked together to make this possible. Special thanks and recognition goes out to the Neisler Family, the Cleveland County Catalyst Coordinator, and the Community Transformation Grant Project for their support in underwriting this market and enabling it to provide access to healthy foods to all segments of the Kings Mountain population. The Foothills Farmers’ Market in Downtown Kings Mountain is a grower-certified market that provides retail access to locally-grown fruits, vegetables, ornamentals, and value-added products, artisanquality crafts and handmade personal/home care products. Everything sold at the Foothills’ Farmers Market in Downtown Kings Mountain must be grown or produced within a 50-mile radius of Cleveland County by a producer-member in good standing with the Foothills’ Farmers Market. Overseeing the Downtown Kings Mountain Farmers’ Market is Market Manager and local educator Margot Plonk. Margot, like her counterpart Donald Eslick with the Uptown Shelby Farmers’ Market, will be on-site during market hours. Many thanks should go to Margot as she has stepped right up and taken the helm of this great project. The Foothills Farmers’ Market is designed to be affordable for all of the Kings Mountain Community. We firmly believe that access to fresh, healthy, and nutritious foods should be within the reach of every resident of Kings Mountain. The Farmers’ Market is dedicated to promote healthy eating habits and because of the support of the Neisler Family, the Community Transformation Grant Project, and the Cleveland County Catalyst Coordinator, before the market closes for the season on October 12th, we will be able to take both debit and FNS/EBT cards. Once we receive the Point of Sale (POS) Device, shoppers can visit the Token & Information Tent and swipe their debit or food benefit card. In return, shoppers receive wooden tokens equal to the amount entered from the card. Many of the vendors accept these tokens as well as cash. Some of the vendors also accept checks and credit cards as well. Why you should shop at our Foothills Farmers Market in Downtown Kings Mountain? Support the Local Economy. Because the products purchased here are grown or produced within a 50-mile radius of Cleveland County, you are providing opportunities for small and mid-sized family farms to engage profitably in production agriculture thus strengthening our local economy. By purchasing straight from the grower, you do not See OPINION - FARMERS MARKET, 15A

Moore news from Raleigh Blind Education In North Carolina: Just the Facts I have received many calls and emails from teachers and others in our community who have expressed concern with regard to education in Tim Moore North Carolina. As always, I appreciate any NC House of feedback I receive from constituents, and I think Representatives it’s important that I further this conversation with the voters of my district. Nothing is more critical to the success of our state and the prosperity of our communities than the education of our young people. Having said that, we must debate the facts around education rather than fiction, and our policies must be grounded in reality, not rhetoric. It is important to remember that our Superintendents and Principals have the ability to shift money around. For example, they have the discretion to move and appropriate funding to any positions needed, such as Teacher Assistants, Media Specialists or any other necessary positions. It is comparable to families who have to make choices with their budget, except of course, on a much larger scale. FACT: The legislature passed a budget that spends more money on education than has EVER been spent before in North Carolina. The total amount spent was $11.5 billion out of a total $20.6 billion budget, which equates to 56% of the budget. FACT: The budget increases K-12 spending by 2.1% as compared to 2011-2013 actual spending ($15.29 billion in 2011-13 and $15.91 billion appropriated for 2013-15). FACT: The North Carolina legislature budgeted more than $18 million to invest in statewide school security and safety measures, which include: crisis planning, panic alarms, instant communication with police, and other very critically essential measures. The budget phases-out new pay supplements for teachers who earn Masters’ degrees, unless the degree is required for their positions, because indications are that earning a Master’s degree does not always improve teacher performance. It is more logical to pay teachers based on their overall performance rather than their educational background. Teachers who are currently collecting supplemental pay or whose Masters’ degrees will be completed by April 1, 2014 will be grandfathered in for the supplement. That being said, I would have preferred to maintain the Master Pay provision. The legislature made the decision to phase out tenure and move to multi-year renewable contracts that will depend on experience and performance reviews. This plan will provide our excellent teachers with longer contracts and give principals the flexibility they need. I do not know of any parent who does not want his or her child to have the very best teacher possible. In addition this week, at his press conference, Governor McCrory proposed, “the formation of a $30 million Education Innovation Fund which will finance innovative schools and new digital learning initiatives and invest in teachers. If the federal government approves this program, it will invest a $10,000 stipend into at least 1,000 teachers who will be selected by their peers to implement North Carolina’s Career and College Ready Standards. These “Master Teachers� will be working and taking input from their colleagues and will serve as a direct conduit for North Carolina’s education leaders as to what’s working in our classrooms and what isn’t and should be tossed aside.� See OPINION - EDUCATION, 15A

Sidewalk Survey Folks were asked...

How has the recent rainy weather affected your business or social life?

“Can’t plan anything. Can’t plan cookouts, camping, drive-in movies and things like that. It’s definitely affected the (convenience store) business.� Ken Collins, Bessemer City

“I can’t get out and exercise. I can’t ride my bike when it’s raining.� Laycee Hughes, Kings Mountain

“The biggest issue I have is mosquitoes. They’re happy this year. They stay in the gutters and breed there.� John Hunt, Kings Mountain

“Not too much. I’m a musician who DJs. Sometimes people don’t want to come out in the rain.� Brent May, Mt. Holly


Beauford Burton Guest Editorial

Most of you, I know, have heard the term blind faith. Many have used it to refer to Christianity because God is not visible. I’m not sure where or when the term was first used but to me the term is significant. My idea of blind faith is a little different from others that use it to describe their relationship with God. I believe blind faith is something forced on you. Think of a blind person who has to be dependent on other individuals with sight. The blind have to have faith to be dependent on other individuals with sight. The blind have to have faith and trust in the sighted to keep them safe, especially in unfamiliar places. Whether the faith is in another human or a trained Seeing Eye dog is not important. The faith or trust comes out of necessity because of an infirmity. Others are forced into blind faith perhaps if they themselves See OPINION - BLIND FAITH, 15A

Letter to the Editor To the Editor: To all the churches in Kings Mountain, Grover and other areas: Thank you for your generous support over the years. You just will never know how much these donations mean to us. To sit in our seat and be able to reach out to those in need is so rewarding. Many whose visit the Kings Mountain Crisis Ministry have never asked for help. Many families are in need and suffering because of economic conditions. Your donations help these families with rent, utilities and food. The love of God reaches beyond churches, races, or economic status. Your love is evident because you love in word and deed. Thank you for remembering those who face these financial difficulties and ruin. Because you gave faithfully throughout the year, the Kings Mountain Crisis Ministry can continue to fulfill God’s commission in many ways. If you belong to a church that would like to support this ministry in the Bell Ringing fundraiser, do a fundraiser, donate food or clothes, or help in some other way please call us at 704-739-7256. Our office hours are 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Always keep us in your prayers. IRIS FRADY, Executive Director KM Crisis Ministry



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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

It’s Not Church


No sermons, no offering plates passed here “It’s Not Church,” a new Christian concept unlike traditional worship, is drawing some 75 people to Kings Mountain Dream Center, 1128 S. York Rd., and they like what they see in the special Saturday night services being planned by volunteers. “We are reaching the unchurched without a sermon and without passing the offering plate,” said Marty Gamble who is leading the service at least once monthly and draws no salary. None of the numerous volunteers are paid for their service. Beginning with a free spaghetti supper on Saturday, Aug. 24 at 6:30 p.m. the public can enjoy a live band, video clips, skits, comedy, games, and Christian rock music and classic rock ’n roll recordings by Doobie Broth-

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MARTY GAMBLE ers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Led Zeppelin and popular and contemporary music for about two hours. An “open mike” will be featured and those who like to sing can perform to the delight of the audience. Family fun and no dress code is drawing people who find the new approach

to worship exciting, said Gamble. “Some people tell us they don’t like church, they don’t like to dress up, they find some church services boring”’ said Gamble, who says that “Not Church” does not care what you wear, where you work, what you have done in the past, whether you have ever been to church, what kind of car you drive, how you wear your hair, etc. and etc. Gamble says “there are no perfect people and if you don’t like routine then ‘Not Church’ is the place to be on Saturday nights.” Gamble is a graduate of Gardner-Webb University with a degree in Religious Education. He said he was called to this special ministry in 1986 and is self-em-

ployed. He is a former boys’ basketball, soccer and baseball coach and said that his vision for 14 years has been to offer men, women and children a program of “Not Church.” ‘We have been delighted that Kings Mountain Dream Center, is open for Sunday worship services at 10 a.m. under the leadership of Tim and Angel Goates, is offering us a place for non-traditional worship,” said Gamble. “Not Church” has a website and dates of Sunday evening events will be posted on the website. “We invite the public to come out and see for themselves why we like “Not Church,” said Gamble who resides with his family in Boiling Springs.

Regional blood shortage noted The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas announced today that the regional blood shortage continues as we approach the end of summer, and is calling the local community to donate blood as soon as possible. “Summer is a particularly difficult time for all blood centers because supply drops during summer vacations,’’ said Martin Grable, president and CEO of the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas. “We continue to struggle this summer to meet local hospital and patient needs and urge all eligible donors to donate blood today.” Anyone 16 and older who weighs at least 120 pounds is encouraged to donate at one of the four CBCC centers located in Charlotte, Concord, Gastonia and Hickory or one of CBCC’s many mobile

blood drives, which can be found at www.carolina For more information or to make an appointment, call 704-9724700.

Life of Worship to have fish lunch Life of Worship Ministries will serve community fish fry lunch to those in need Wednesday, Aug. 21, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the church at 405 Cherokee Street. For more information call 704-884-6703.

Westover Baptist plans hot dog sale Westover Baptist Church, 114Westover Dr., will sponsor a hot dog sale Saturday, Aug. 24 in the fellowship hall. Plates consist of two hot dogs, your way, chips and dessert. If you dine in the drink is furnished. Carry outs do not include the drink.

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Church Service Directory KINGS MOUNTAIN Advent Lutheran Church, NALC Member KM Senior Center 909 E. Kings St. Ardent Life Church 420 Branch Street 704-739-7700 Arise Church Kings Mountain YMCA 211 Cleveland Ave.

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

Bethlehem Baptist Church 1017 Bethlehem Road 704-739-7487

Cornerstone Independent Baptist 107 Range Road 704-737-0477

Boyce Memorial ARP Church Edgemont Drive 704-739-4917

Crowders Mountain Baptist 125 Mayberry Lane 704-739-0310

Burning Bush House of God 310 Long Branch Rd (KM) 704-739-2877

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

Calvary Way Holiness Church 1017 Second Street Pastor Clifton Morgan Carson Memorial Baptist Church 262 Sparrow Springs Road 704-739-2247 Central United Methodist Church 113 S. Piedmont Avenue 704-739-2471 Cherokee St. Baptist Church 421 S. Cherokee Street 704-739-7697 Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church 618 Chestnut Ridge Road 704-739-4015 Christian Freedom Southern Baptist Church 246 Range Road 704-739-4152

Dixon Presbyterian Church 602 Dixon School Road East Gold Street Wesleyan Church 701 E. Gold Street 704-739-3215 East Kings Mountain Church of God Hwy 161, Bessemer City/KM Hwy. 704-739-7367 Eastside Baptist Church 308 York Road 704-739-8055 Ebenezer Baptist Church 1621 County Line Road 704-739-8331 El Bethel United Methodist Church 122 El-bethel Road 704-739-9174

Featured Church of the Week: Patterson Grove Baptist Church Emmanuel Independent Baptist Church 602 Canterbury Road 704-739-9939 Faith Ablaze Church 1128 S. York Road 704-739-8496 Faith Baptist Church 1009 Linwood Road 704-739-8396 Faith Holiness Church Hwy. 161/Bessemer City Rd. 704-739-1997 Family Worship Center 1818 Shelby Road 704-739-7206 First Baptist Church 605 W. King Street 704-739-3651

First Church of the Nazarene 121 Countryside Road 704-734-1143 First Presbyterian Church 111 E. King Street 704-739-8072 First Wesleyan Church 505 N. Piedmont Avenue 704-739-4266 Galilee United Methodist 117 Galilee Church Road 704-739-7011 Gospel Assembly Church 202 S. Railroad Avenue 704-739-5351

Grace United Methodist Church 830 Church Street 704-739-6000 Harvest Baptist Church 144 Ware Road 704-734-0714 Kings Mountain Baptist Church 101 W. Mountain Street 704-739-2516 Life of Worship Ministries 405 S. Cherokee St. 704-777-2927

Good Hope Presbyterian Church 105 N. Cansler Street 704-739-1062 Grace Fellowship 144 West Mountain Street 704-481-8888

Notice: In order to accommodate the number of churches in our communities, we will print two alternating lists of churches each week. If you don’t see the church you’re looking for, be sure to check next week.

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Tucker installed as Pastor of St. Matthew’s Rev. Joshua Adam Tucker, 29, of Indian Land, SC, was installed Sunday at 4 p.m. as Pastor of historical St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, and likes calling Kings Mountain home. Tucker and his wife, Kristi, are moving into the church parsonage later in the month but already have acclimated themselves in the community. Driving 100 miles round trip every day to minister to the needs of his congregation and also preach on Sunday, “Josh� is enjoying meeting Kings Mountain people. Mrs. Tucker has accepted a part time job at Wells Fargo and is completing her degree in Christian counseling on-line with Liberty University, Lynchburg, Va. Rev. Hobby Outten, Pastor of Resurrection Lutheran Church in Kings Mountain and Dean of the Gaston Conference in the Lutheran Synod, delivered the message at the installation service Sunday and performed the rite of installation. The Sacrament of Holy Communion was observed with the installed pastor officiating. A reception was hosted by the congregation after the service. A 2006 graduate of Appalachian State University and a May 2013 graduate of Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, Columbia, SC., Tucker said he thought God was calling him into the business world in

Rev. Josh Tucker 2006 and he went to work for 2 ½ years with Hanes Industries in Conover. “I learned that God wanted me in the ministry and I entered seminary,’’ said Tucker. He formerly served at Crossroads Lutheran Church in Indian Land and at Amazing Lutheran Church in Waxhaw. St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church was organized in 1876. Sunday School is 9:45 a.m. preceded by coffee and fellowship at 9:15 a.m. Morning worship is at 11 a.m. The Sacrament of Holy Communion is observed first and third Sundays.

Rev. Josh Tucker, kneeling, was installed as the new pastor of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church Sunday. From left, Rev. David Drysdale, pastor of Holy Communion Lutheran Church, Dallas; Rev. Hobby Outten, pastor of Resurrection Lutheran church and Gaston Conference Dean of the NC Synod ELCA, is blessing the pastor; and to their right is Rev. George Rhyne, Pastor of Antioch Lutheran Church in Dallas. Dr. Grady Howard Jr., a member of the church council, in background, also assisted with the installation service. Photo by Lindsay Suber

Community members enjoy first look at new school offices

Above: Tweet this book. A display in the library of the new Turning Point Academy suggests an intersection between books and social media. Turning Point Academy, the system’s alternative school, shares a campus with Cleveland County Schools main administration building. At left: Cleveland County Schools Superintendent Dr. Bruce Boyles greets visitors to the new Central Offices in Shelby during an open house Sunday afternoon. The 140,000 sq. ft. facility is the new administrative headquarters for the school system. Photos by DAVE BLANTON

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Smoker’s Etc. had already caught the attention of local law enforcement three months before the crime that left Davis dead. Norman said that the Sheriff’s department was investigating the store for the sale and distribution of laced potpourri – or “bath salts� or “synthetic marijuana� as they are commonly referred to. Bath salts produce a high – although often an inconsistent high – that is akin to crystal meth.   

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Sheriff’s deputies raided the store in the spring and took samples of every questionable product for sale on its shelves. Those samples were then submitted to the FBI lab in Washington, D.C. “That lab is very behind,� Norman said. “Those results are still pending, and that case is still pending.� Norman declined to say whether investigators think there may be a link between the active bath salts investigation and the murder at the tiny, red-roofed store that came amid a heightened law enforcement crackdown on the so-called bath salts, which Norman and other police officials have called dangerously addictive. He said the sheriff’s department – working in conjunction with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency and sheriff’s departments in Spartanburg County and Cherokee County had raided


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a similar business on U.S. 74 in Shelby called Smoker’s Edge back in the spring, as well. The multi-jurisdictional investigation in that case led to the arrest of the proprietor and the store being closed down, he said. The drug – or drugs – at the center of such crackdowns presents somewhat of a moving target, both for lawmakers and police officials who have seen their prevalence spike dramatically in recent years nationwide. That’s because manufacturers are periodically tweaking the formula to stay just ahead of new laws that are gradually making more of the individual chemicals within it illegal, according to Norman and other police officials who are working to crackdown on their sale. The newest version at any given time is still intoxicating, but doesn’t violate the letter of the law. “What’s your actually buying is potpourri that’s been sprayed with some kind of contraband,� he said. “From a law enforcement standpoint, it’s highly addictive.�

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Cleveland County Health Department inspected local facilities during the period July 22-Aug. 9. They included: Chat N Nibble 99; Mi Pueblito, 97.5; Subway, Dixon School Road, 98; Subway, York Road, 98; Patrick Senior C enter, 99.5; Taco Bell, York Road, 98.5; The Clubhouse, 94; Three Point Market & Grill 94; and Younguns Sports Bar 94; Eaton Cafeteria, 98; Hardees Kings Mountain, 99; Holiday Inn Express Kings Mountain, 97; McDonalds, I-85 Kings Mountain, 95.5, Little Caesars Kings Mountain, 90.5, and Summit Place, 98.

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FARMERS MARKET: debuts Sat. From page 1A said. “But it doesn’t stop there. You’ll have the opportunity to meet up with old friends and make new ones. Because at the farmers market, you can get to know the farmers who grow your food.� To be eligible, vendors’ products must be grown and produced within a 50-mile radius of Cleveland County. The satellite market manager will be responsible for verifying that all goods sold at the market meet the necessary requirements, according to the Foothills Farmers Market group. No live animals may be physically sold or given away at the market. Also off-limits are raw milk, canned tomato products and low-acid canned foods such as green beans, corn and carrots. Looking down the road, Harris said organizers are working with local vendors and the farmer’s market association to allow guests to use EBT, or Electronic Benefit Transfer, cards to purchase food. EBT programs are available to low-income families to subsidize the purchase of food. “We’re making this as inclusive as possible,� Harris said. “We want everyone involved.� The inaugural market will also feature a 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. performance by the local band “Harvest,� and downtown merchants have already pledged gifts and prizes that are to be raffled off that morning. Organizers said bringing the market to Kings Mountain was a true team effort, adding that special thanks should go to the GastonCleveland County Cooperative Extension Office, the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, the Neisler family, the Cleveland County Catalyst Coordinator, and N.C. Community Transformation Grant Project. If you’re interested in learning more about the Foothills Farmers’ Market in Kings Mountain, contact satellite market manager Margot Plonk at 704-4731625 or Main Street Director Jan Harris at 704-730-2197. And for more information about eligibility or the application process, visit www.foothills

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WARE: toddler named 2013 March of Dimes Ambassador From page 1A scared.� The baby weighed two pounds, 14 ounces at birth and was in the incubator for 44 days at Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte. Nurses put a sign over Isaiah’s bassinet that read: “I love to eat but I get too excited about my milk and forget to breathe. Please help me to pace myself by only allowing me to suck 34 times, then tilting a little down so I can catch my breath. This will help me to eat faster and have less Bradys (heart stops) during my feeding.� The monitor never went off, said Brandi, unless it was feeding time. “We had such an outpouring of support from our church, friends and neighbors during Isaiah’s hospitalization,� she said. The Wares said they had another big scare while they were at the hospital with their young son. Mrs. Ware’s mother and Mackenzie were involved in a hit and run accident but neither was hurt. “I had been in the hospital five days and I told my husband and the doctor that I was coming home,� she said. Without a car to

drive back and forth to Charlotte, Mrs. Ware said she depended on a friend for transportation to be with her baby. “People are so good and we want to repay that kindness by supporting the March of Dimes campaign,� she said. Isaiah is named for his greatgrandfather, Isaiah Jasper Ware. He is the grandson of Melvin and Janet Ware of the Antioch Community, formerly of Kings Mountain, and Susan Rogers of Canton and also greatgrandson of the late Woodrow Jasper Carroll of Blacksburg, SC. Mrs. Ware teaches Pre-Kindergarten classes at Resurrection Lutheran Church in Kings Mountain where her son is enrolled in Mother’s Morning Out. Mr. Ware is financial advisor for Edward Jones in Gaffney, SC. The family is active in Boyce Memorial ARP Church. Isaiah’s “appearances� are scheduled at Wal-Mart Distribution Center on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. and also on Monday at 5:30 p.m. His parents will be telling his story and the natural curly-haired blonde tot will be smiling for the photographers.

Brandi Ware is pictured holding her son Isaiah, a 2013 March of Dimes Ambassador, during his 44 days in the hospital following his early birth.

RADEKER: sentenced to six years in fraud case From page 1A should be a warning to those who abuse their position of trust within the medical community, the FBI and our law enforcement partners will investigate and prosecute such fraud to the fullest extent of the law,� said John A. Strong, Special Agent in Charge, FBI, Charlotte. ’This is a very serious matter because health care fraud damages everyone,� said Jeannie A. Hammett, Special Agent in Charge, IRSCriminal Investigation. “Ms. Radeker received money she was not entitled to and she created false documents to

hide the true nature of the funds.� Radeker will be ordered to report to the Federal Bureau of Prisons upon designation of a federal facility. All federal sentences are served without the possibility of parole. According to court documents, Radeker made several large purchases using criminal proceeds including $21,500 to purchase a 2010 Ford Ranger and $44,440 to purchase a 2010 Lincoln MKS SUV. Radeker also used Medicaid money to purchase a recreational vehicle (RV) and at least $500,000 in jewelry.

In September 2012, Radeker pleaded guilty to one count of health care fraud conspiracy and two counts of money laundering. In her plea agreement filed with the court, Radeker admitted from 2008 to 2011 she obtained at least $6.1 million in fraudulent reimbursement payments from false claims submitted to Medicaid. According to filed court documents and Thursday’s sentencing hearing, Radeker, a licensed professional counselor enrolled with North Carolina Medicaid, falsely claimed in billings submitted to Medicaid that she was the attending clinician for services provided to

Medicaid recipients, when no such services were provided. Court records show that Radeker “rented out� her Medicaid provider number to a network of co-conspirators operating in Gaston and Cleveland counties and elsewhere and, in return, kept a percentage of the fraudulent Medicaid reimbursements sometimes as much as 50%. Rodnisha Sade Cannon of Charlotte, and Victoria Brewton of Shelby, have also pleaded guilty for their involvement in the scheme. In making Thursday’s announcement, U. S. Attorney Tompkins stated, “Health care fraud harms all of us govern-

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Tate, Humphries united in marriage June 15 Patterson Grove Baptist Church was the setting June 15, 2013 for the wedding uniting Courtney Tate and Daniel Lee Humphries. Officiating clergy were Tim Hendrick and Dennis Harmon. Jerri Tate, pianist, Faye Dellinger, organist, and Mark Wyte, soloist, provided nuptial music. The bride’s parents gave her in marriage. She wore a white organza bridal gown featuring a flattering silhouette designed by Allure. The dress was enhanced by a fitted, strapless, sweetheart bodice that was ruched asymmetrically. The dropped waistline continued into a dramatic, ruffled skirt. She carried a lovely and large bouquet of white roses interspersed with white stock, purple and white lisianthus, white freesia and small purple callas. It was accented with trailing white dendrobium orchids, varied ferns and natural peacock feathers. Sarah Johnston of Kings Mountain was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Heidi Gibbs of Florence, SC, Emily Johnson of Greensboro, Alia Lynch of Raleigh, Keri Sarratt of Gaffney, SC and Gina Winchester of Matthews. Savannah Humphries

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Lee Humphries (Courtney Tate) was flower girl and Ethan The bride’s parents enterHumphries was ringbearer. tained after the ceremony at Lawrence Humphries a reception at Bakers Bufwas his son’s best man. falo Creek Vineyard & WinGroomsmen were Kevin ery. Eads of Gastonia, Brady The bridegroom’s parents Glover of Cherryville, and hosted the rehearsal dinner Chris Greene, Travis Mc- at Patterson Grove Baptist Daniel and Cline Tate, all of Church fellowship hall. Kings Mountain. The newlyweds have re-

turned from a wedding trip to Secrets Maroma Beach in Playa de Carmen, Mexico. Dexter and Jerri Tate of Kings Mountain are parents of the bride who is the granddaughter of Tom and Janet Tate and Gilbert and Sadie Patterson, all of Kings Mountain. A 2007 graduate of Kings Mountain High School, she attended USC Upstate for two years where she played softball and received her B. S. degree in Pharmaceutical Science from the University of North Carolina in May 2012 and her Doctorate of Pharmacy from UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in May 2013. At UNC she was active in Kappa Epsilon Sorority, Operation Diabetes, and intramural softball. She has begun a community pharmacy residency in Raleigh with Kroger. The bridegroom is the son of Lawrence and Saranan Humphries of Kings Mountain and grandson of John and Rebecca Murray. A 2007 graduate of Kings Mountain High School, he received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University and works as an RF engineer for Longent, LLC in Raleigh. The newlyweds are at home in Cary, NC.

Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Clemons on their wedding day 50 years ago, June 28, 1963.

Clemons celebrate 50 years Sherman Dewayne Clemons and Jeanette Grindstaff Clemons renewed their wedding vows on August 10, 2013 at Big Springs Baptist Church in Ellenboro. Friends and relatives were present for the ceremony to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. A number of friends and relatives attended from Kings Mountain and other relatives were from various areas of North Carolina and Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Clemons on their golden wedding day celebration Arkansas. The couple mar- held Aug.10, 2013. ried June 28, 1963 and their Golden Wedding Day celebration was August 10, 2013. Their anniversary party was hosted by Ashley Clemons, Nelson Clemons, Roger Clemons, Kevin Clemons and Sarah White. Children of the couple are Nelson Clemons, Kevin Clemons and wife, Ashley, and Roger Clemons. Grandchildren are Brian Clemons, Cody Clemons, Caitlin Clemons, Cory Clemons, Justin Clemons, Aidan Clemons, and step granddaughter, Alexis. Brothers and sisters attending the party were Audry Grindstaff Cody and husband Glenn, Audry Davis and husband Ray, Georgia Woods, Shirley Hayes and husband David, Marshall Clemons, Harold and Margaret Grindstaff, Phyllis Johnson, and Ralph and Judy Grindstaff, and nieces Sheila Ellis and Jennifer Lee. Friends of the family Sarah White, Jaron Paradise, Sheila Smith, Tracey Cole, Mary Timms and Patricia Timms and Raul and wife also attended the ceremony and the celebration continued at the Ellenboro home of the Clemons.

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Larry Donald Morrow and Jo Ann Yates Morrow of Kings Mountain celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on August 11, 2013 with a reception at Linden ARP Church Fellowship Hall. The reception was hosted by their children Pam Myers and husband, Steve and Tim Morrow and wife, Elizabeth and the two granddaughters, Lauren Myers and Hannah Morrow. A third granddaughter is expected in No- Mr. and Mrs. Larry Morrow on their vember, the child of golden wedding day celebration held Tim and Elizabeth Aug.11, 2013. Myers. The Kings Mountain couple was married August 11, 1963 at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Kings Mountain. Larry and Jo Ann worked at Belk for about 16 years. Larry retired from UPS after 26 years. Jo Ann retired from daycare after 23 years. Larry and Jo Ann are active members of Linden ARP Church. The couple began their celebration with a week-long family Disney Cruise last year.

SPORTS Wednesday, August 14, 2013

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Down Under KM High’s Cole plays basketball in Australia

Kings Mountain head coach Greg Lloyd, left, watches as quarterback Brandon Bell throws a pass to Tico Crocker (2) in Saturday’s scrimmage with North Gaston at John Gamble Stadium.

Cleveland County Jamboree is Friday at Gamble Stadium Kings Mountain High will host the annual Cleveland County Jamboree Friday night at John Gamble Stadium. Gates open at 5 p.m. and action begins at 6. The cost is $10 per person. The four Cleveland County schools will host visiting teams from Guilford, Lincoln, Catawba and Buncombe Counties. Kings Mountain will play AC Reynolds,

a perennial 4A power, in the nightcap at 9 p.m. Shelby opens up at 6 p.m. against Hickory, followed by Crest and Northern Guilford at 7 and Crest and Burns and East Lincoln at 8. The Mountaineers held their first scrimmage Saturday morning at Gamble Stadium against Clover, SC and North Gaston. They

were scheduled to hold their annual Black/Gold game last night at City Stadium. Although they still have a lot of work to do, Coach Lloyd said he was pleased with his team's showing Saturday. "I thought it went very well, considering it was our first time out," he said. "We started three freshmen and all three of them See Jamboree, 10A

Volleyball, soccer opens Monday Spikers home for first-ever SMAC game The Kings Mountain High volleyball and soccer teams will open their 2013 seasons next week. The Mountaineer kickers will play at Stuart Cramer, Gaston County’s newest high school, Monday night at 6 p.m. and will open its home season on Wednesday against the North Gaston Wildcats. The women’s volleyball team will host East Rutherford Monday and travel to Burns on Wednesday. Both games will begin at 4:30 with the JVs playing first. Both teams are looking for good seasons. The Lady Mountaineers, playing their third season under Coach Ashley Pridgeon, have a veteran team that should contend for the South Mountain Athletic See Volleyball, 12A

Kings Mountain’s Natalie Fedyschyn scores on a kill in Saturday scrimmage at KM’s Donald L. Parker gymnasium. The Lady Mountaineers host East Rutherford in their SMAC opener Monday.

Not many high school students get to go on a summer vacation by themselves, but rising Kings Mountain High senior athlete Isaiah Cole did and loved every minute of it. Cole recently returned home from an 11-day trip that included eight days in Australia and three in Hawaii. He played in an all-star basketball tournament in Australia that featured four teams from the U.S. and eight from Australia. The competition was tough, especially against ISAIAH COLE the Australian team that had some older players, but Cole believes the Australian teams’ physical style of play will help him prepare for his senior year with the Mountaineers. “The Australian players were big and rough,” he said. “Their style of play is much more physical than high school basketball in the United States.” The team Cole played on finished fourth in the 12-team tournament and first among the U.S. teams. In the three-day tournament, Cole’s team played a total of 12 games, including seven in one day. “It was 30 minute games - two 15-minute halves - but playing seven games in a day was tiring,” he said. “It wore me out, but it was a lot of fun. “It was really good competition. The Australian players were really nice and accepting. We hung out with them when we weren’t playing. Some of them were a little older. Most of them were out of high school and a couple of them were 20 and 21 years old.” Some of the U.S. teams had players that had just graduated high school, but Cole said most of them are rising seniors. “Competing with some guys in their twenties was pretty good,” he said. “Some of the teams we played that were our same age, we blew them out.” Cole played both the point and shooting guard positions. He said he didn’t meet any other players from North Carolina. Most were scattered from all over the country, including South Dakota and Arizona. “It was great playing different players and different competition,” he said. “I think it will help me my senior year.” Cole plays four sports at KMHS - basketball, soccer, football and tennis - but hands down, basketball is his favorite. He has been playing since age six, when he started out at the YMCA, and he gets a lot of help at home from his father, Shane, who is boys basketball coach at Kings Mountain Middle School. One thing about the trip to Australia, he said, was that it was still winter and “the air was kind of cool.” That wasn’t the case when he landed in Hawaii. See Cole, 10A

Veteran Mountaineer soccer coach Dan Potter talks to his players during a recent practice session. The Mountaineers open their season Monday at the new Stuart Cramer High School in Cramerton.

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Touchdown Club to give away motorcycle The Kings Mountain Touchdown Club has launched a fundraising raffle that will give ticket holders a chance to win a motorcycle, tickets to college and professional football games and cash. David Brinkley, president of the club, said he and others will set up a table at the Cleveland County Jamboree Friday at John Gamble Stadium selling tickets. Look for the booth near the concession

stand. Tickets are also available at Dellinger's Jewelry and Parker's Amaco in Kings Mountain, and Keeter Furniture in Grover. The $50 ticket gives the holder a shot at the following prizes: -A 2005 Harley Davidson Dyna Low Rider, a 1500 cc cycle with less than 10,000 miles on it. -Two Dallas Cowboys-Philadel-

phia Eagles tickets. -Four Carolina Panthers-New England Patriots Monday Night Football tickets. -Two Wake-Forest vs. NC State tickets. -Four Wake Forest-Florida State tickets. -Five cash prizes of $100 each. -Two cash prizes of $250 each. -One cash prize of $500.

Winning tickets will be drawn at KM Touchdown Club meetings each Tuesday night between September 21 and October 22. Every ticket you purchase will be eligible to win at all of the drawings. The Touchdown Club meets every Tuesday during football season at 7 p.m. at B.N. Barnes Auditorium. Mountaineer coach Greg Lloyd is present each week to show

film and talk about the previous Friday night's game as well as the upcoming opponent. All profits from the raffle will go toward the construction costs of the new field house. Masons began laying the interior block walls Friday and, if weather permits, should be laying brick by the end of the week.

Kings Mountain JV quarterback Darren Burns (12) runs for a touchdown in Saturday’s scrimmage with Clover, SC at Gamble Stadium Keeneh Dimetros runs after catching pass in Saturday scrimmage

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COLE: spends vacation time playing basketball in Australia From Page 9A “It was hot!,� he said. “But it was really nice. The beaches weren’t that crowded and it was beautiful. We went snorkeling and saw some sea turtles and eels.� In Australia, he saw a lot of kangaroos, he said. Now that he is home he’s excited to begin his senior year of high school. Of course, basketball is his favorite sport but he also enjoys every minute of soccer, football and tennis. He feels the physical style of basketball in Australia, and 25 two-a-day soc-

cer training sessions this summer have him in good shape. “I think the off-season has the soccer team well-prepared,� he said. “We’re really deep this year. Coach (Dan) Potter is a great coach and he knows what he’s doing. We have seven seniors. Four of us started last year and the others will get a lot of playing time. We’re going to be a lot better than we were last year.� He’s expecting improvement as well in basketball. The Mountaineers lost only one starter and two transfers will add depth to the team. .

JAMBOREE: Mountaineers host eight-team event Friday night at John Gamble Stadium From Page 9A (wide receiver Jake Merchant, tailback Darian McClain and defensive lineman/fullback Trevon Wilson) did a great job." Lloyd and the Mountaineer fans also liked the play of several others, including new quarterback Brandon Bell. Bell had never played organized football until last year as a 10th grader, when he started for the JV team. "He did good for his first time out against varsity competition," Lloyd said. Bell was impressive running and passing the football. Other skill players that

stood out included receiver/running back Tico Crocker and receivers Xavier Johnson and Keenan Dimetros. "I thought both of our lines were our strengths," Lloyd said. "The offensive line blocked well and the defense flew around good and tackled good. A lot of those guys were going both ways." Kings Mountain played without two starters - threeyear starting lineman Nick Postell, who is out with a mild concussion, and defensive back Chance Frederick, who hurt his knee in a nonfootball activity. Both should be ready to play by the season opener, Lloyd said.

This Friday, Lloyd said the coaching staff will be concentrating more on game situations. "We will be up against a very good team," Lloyd said. "I'll be interested to see how we hold up and get used to running a lot of plays. It will be an opportunity to see how we play in game-type situation with a lot of people in the stands. We want to get our freshmen and Bell some experience in that type environment. We're not going to worry about the score - we're using this as a stepping stone to get ready for our season opener against Hunter Huss."

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Kings Mountain’s Taquisha Smith (4) sets up Logan Smith (1) for a kill in Saturday scrimmage at KM’s Donald L. Parker Gymnasium. The Lady Mountaineers open their first season in the SMAC 2A/3A Conference Monday at home against East Rutherford.

Kings Mountain High soccer players work out last week in preparation for their season opener Monday night at the new Stuart Cramer High School in Cramerton. The Mountaineers play their first home game on Wednesday, Aug. 21 against the North Gaston Wildcats.

VOLLEYBALL: soccer teams open season Monday From Page 9A Conference championship. KM finished second in the Big South 3A last year after winning the conference championship the previous year. Kings Mountain is led by three returning all-conference standouts, seniors Logan Smith and Adrienne Green and junior Kayla Bolt. Pridgeon’s ladies recently performed well against some strong 3A and 4A competition in scrimmages at Charlotte Latin and Kings Mountain High. All ten of her players competed on varsity last season. “Every person on the team has played together and played year round,� she said.

“That really makes a difference.� Coach Potter, in his third season after coming out of retirement, is rebuilding the KM men’s soccer program and feels the team will make some big strides this year. They didn’t win a game two years ago but won six matches last year. He hopes to have a winning season this fall. “The kids have committed themselves to having a strong team,� he said. “They are working very hard.� Some of his returners include co-captains Jonmark Smith and Cameron Hord, along with Isaiah Cole, Robbie Lysek, Weston Harmon, Arrick Rithiphong and Max Sappia.

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Government KINGS MOUNTAIN CITY COUNCIL meets last Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at Kings Mountain City Hall, 101 W. Gold St. CLEVELAND COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS - meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 6 p.m. in the commissioners’ chambers, second floor, County Administration Building, 311 E. Marion St., Shelby.

Club Meetings AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY meets third Thursdays of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion Post 155, E. Gold Street. DOUGH MAKERS INVESTMENT CLUB – The Dough Makers Investment Club (for women) usually meets every third Monday of the month at 5:30 P.M. at the Edward Jones Office at 307 B East King Street. For information, please contact the Edward Jones Office at 704-739-0997 or Esther Plonk, President 704-739-1917. KINGS MOUNTAIN ROTARY CLUB Every Thursday, noon, at the Patrick Senior Center, 909 E. King St. SOUTHERN ARTS SOCIETY – Meets every first Thursday of the month at the KM Art Center (Old Depot), 301 N. Piedmont Ave. Social time is at 6:30 p.m. and the program is at 7 p.m. Visitors are welcome. KINGS MOUNTAIN WOMAN’S CLUB – Meets the 4th Monday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Kings Mountain Woman’s Club, E. Mountain St. EXECUTIVE BOARD FOR KINGS MOUNTAIN WOMAN’S CLUB– Meets the 2nd Monday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Kings Mountain’s Woman’s Club, E. Mountain St. MILITARY SUPPORT GROUP – Meets every fourth Thursday of every month at Central United Methodist Church. VFW POST 9811, Kings Mountain/Cherryville meets the second Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. IN COUNTY VIETNAM VETERANS breakfast group – Meets the 2nd Monday of every month, 9 a.m., at Mountain View Restaurant in Kings Mountain. Contact Steve Brown at 704-739-2725 for more information. KM KIWANIS CLUB – Meets each Thursday at 6:30 p.m. for dinner in the Community Room (lower level) at the Mauney Memorial Library, S. 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. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS: Kings Mountain: Christ the King Catholic Church, 714 Stone St., 6:30 p.m., meets 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. Contact: Mary (704) 482-8690; Lincolnton: Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 2639 N. Carolina 150, 10:30 a.m. – Noon, 2nd & 4th Saturdays, hut in back, Contact: Robbie (704) 616-2630; Shelby: Cleveland County Memorial Library, 103 Howie Dr., Call for meeting times, Contact: Robbie (704) 6162630. You may also call the Reach Line & Information at (704) 319-1625, or go to The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop eating compulsively. There are no dues or fees for membership. The groups are self-supporting. Positive Attitudes Walking Club - There is an open invitation to all Kings Mountain ladies to join the Positive Attitudes Walking Club. The club members walk in various downtown areas of Kings Mountain during lunch hours. An inspirational devotion is provided. For more information call 704-4724403. BROAD RIVER GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY will sponsor a free presentation, “Why Abraham Lincoln was born in Ruther-

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ford County” on Sept. 8 at 3 p.m. at Neal Senior Center in Shelby. Doug Mayes, former longtime anchor on WBTV Channel 3 and WSOC Channel 9, will introduce the speaker from Lincoln Center in Bostic. Mayes will also show a short film on the Lincoln Center that was shown on WSOC-TV in 1990. The public is invited. Refreshments will be served after the presentation.

Church Events Mt. Zion Baptist Church - 220 North Watterson St., Kings Mountain invites you to the “Shepherd’s Table” for a free meal every Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., sponsored by the Mission Dept. Contact Sisters Eloise Jenkins or Valerie Boyd at 704-7398354 for Information. Pastor: Raymond J. Gardin Jr.


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Patrick Senior Center BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC – the third Wednesday of the month from 10 – 11:30 a.m. In the Craft Room, sponsored by Gentiva. BACKPACK PROJECT – Please bring in non-perishable food items for our backpack project. These backpacks go to students who need a little extra food over the weekend. Backpacks are returned each Monday, filled on Thursday, and handed out to students when they leave on Friday. Suggested items are: individual cereal packs (can be eaten without milk), Pop Tarts, individual prepared dinners (Mac & Cheese, spaghetti, etc.), fruit cups, applesauce, pudding cups, Beenie Weenies, peanut butter, juice boxes, crackers or cookies. COMPUTER CLASSES taught by Pat Bolte will change to only Mondays from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. for the month August. In September, classes will return to their regular schedule. S.H.O.P items in August are peanut butter and jelly. Just drop off your donations at the Center Monday – Friday between 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Remember, you don’t have to be a senior to help with this project. All items are donated to the Crisis Ministry of Kings Mountain. PERSONAL CARE SERVICES by appointment only on Wednesday, Aug.14. Jewelry making class for Beginners at 10 a.m., Seniors in Motion at 10:30 a.m.

Hospice The Hospice Store - Located at 323 E. Marion Street beside Dollar General near Uptown Shelby. Please call Angela Jones at 980-295-8578 if you have items to donate or for volunteer opportunities. Store Hours: Thursday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 323 E. Marion St., Shelby. KINGS MOUNTAIN GATEWAY TRAILS, Inc., 807 Battleground Ave., ½ mile from downtown Kings Mountain, 704739-4755 – 18 month activities in celebration of being designated a National Recreation Trail June 2013. AUGUST 31- 9 a.m. – Walk with a Doc sponsored by Cleveland Regional Medical Center, the Kings Mountain Hospital and Sanger Heart &Vascular Institute. Meet at the trailhead parking and wear good walking shoes. Tour for 30-45 minutes. SEPTEMBER 7: 11am.-2 p.m..- Carolina Thread Trail, a 15-county-wide trail organization, will be doing surveys at the Gateway trailhead. SEPTEMBER 14: – 10-11 a.m. - YOGA demonstration, bring your towel or mat and plan to join or just be there to watch. Yoga class of YMCA will participate and led by Candace Hyde and Marty Anderson. OCTOBER 26: 9 a.m. - Walk with a Doc, sponsored by Cleveland Regional Medical Center, the Kings Mountain Hospital, and the Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute. Meet at the trailhead parking lot and wear good walking shoes. Tour for 30 to 45 minutes. NOVEMBER 9: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Hot dogs and burgers at the trail. National Recreation Trail dedication, trailhead. 2 p.m. ribbon-cutting and dedication. Golf cart rides start 2 to 5 p.m. for folks that can’t walk the trail. NOVEMBER 23: 9 a.m. WALK with a

DOC sponsored by Cleveland Regional Medical Center, the Kings Mountain Hospital and the Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute’s Meet at the trailhead parking lot and wear good walking shoes. Tour for 30-45 minutes. December, January and February: open for events. MARCH 1, 2014: 9 a.m.-12 noon – 5th annual Gateway 5K, Run, Walk, Fun Run beginning at the trailhead. Register on line on the Kings Mountain Gateway Trail face Book page or get information at 704-7394755 or on the trail website, Applications for the event will be available at the Chamber of Commerce office in Kings Mountain, the Kings Mountain Family YMCA and at Alliance Bank downtown.

Southern Arts Society “Fresh Look” art competition and exhibit Aug. 1-24, judged show with cash prizes. Free to the public. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 301 N. Piedmont Avenue. Events are free and at the Depot unless noted otherwise.

Museum ONGOING: Our Stories: The History of Kings Mountain, NC Kings Mountain Historical Museum is open Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. The cost of admission is free, however donations are appreciated. All donations go toward supporting the museum’s mission of informing the public of the history of the City of Kings Mountain and surrounding areas by preserving and exhibiting the 19th and early 20th century collection. KINGS MOUNTAIN ROCKS through Oct. 5, 10-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. On display rocks, gems and minerals from the area, 100 E. Mountain St., 704-739-1019.

Library Events LAST TUESDAY of each month, 6:30 p.m. “A Company of Readers” Book Club in Community Room. Open to the public. Have fun and make friends at this unique book club, a gathering of different ages and varied tastes. Read the book of your choice and participate by briefly sharing. All events, unless other wise listed will be at the Mauney Memorial Library, 100 S. Piedmont Ave., Kings Mountain.

Special Events August 17 – Red Clay Ramblers at Joy Performance Theater. 8 p.m. Tickets $20, $25 at door. The Tony Award winners are a North Carolina string band in its 40th year. Joy Theater 704-472-7762 or YARD SALE AT WOMAN’S CLUB The Kings Mountain Woman’s Club will hold a Yard Sale Aug. 18 at the Club House, 108 E. Mountain St. from 8 a.m. to noon, to raise funds for the annual scholarship. Bring donations to the clubhouse on Friday

evening, Aug. 16. AMERICAN LEGION POST 155 has BINGO every Friday night starting at 6 p.m. Food is available. Gaston County Adult Nutrition Program - Spend 1 hour a month delivering a smile and a hot lunch to homebound elderly. Help is needed in Bessemer City. To volunteer, call 704-862-7676. ZUMBA - Every Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday, 7 p.m., Kings Mountain National Guard Armory, 300 Phifer Rd. Instructor is Jennifer Stacey. PIANO CONCERT AUGUST 24: The Cleveland County Abuse Council will present Thomas Pandolfi in piano concert at 7 p.m. in Dover Theatre on the Gardner-Webb University campus in Boiling Springs. Admission: $10; students (with ID $5). Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance from Cleveland County Abuse Prevention Council, 407 W. Warren St., Shelby, NC 28150 or call 704-487-9325. KMHS CLASS OF 1983 30TH YEAR reunion Oct. 12, 2013 at Kings Mountain Woman’s Club. Contact Janie Loftin Dixon at or 501 Woodland Drive for more information. DAVID HOLT, 4-time Grammy award winner, returns with Josh Goforth for an evening of fine music and delightful storytelling to the Joy on Oct. 19 at 8 p.m. Both performers are talented multi-instrumentalists. $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Available at or call the Joy Theatre box-office at 704-730-9408 or email Team registrations for the Step One Challenge contest, a free walking event sponsored by the Cleveland County Health Department and Shelby Savings Bank, are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 30, to Henry Earle or Tyler McDaniel at the Health Department. Team captains can pick up the team packets consisting of walking logs, reporting sheets and pedometers on Friday, Sept. 6, from 3-6 p.m. at either the Health Department or Kings Mountain Hospital. Entry forms are also posted on the web site at Participants, ages 8 and up, can run, jog or walk the 3.1 mile route beginning at 9 a.m. at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Shelby. A ¼-mile fun run will begin at 10 a.m. Firefighter graduation Friday Cleveland County Brown Emergency Training Center will hold the 2013 summer Firefighter Graduation dinner Friday, Aug. 16, at 7 p.m. at the LeGrand Center on the campus of Cleveland Community College, 137 S. Post Road, Shelby. Dinner tickets are $15 per person. Rsvp by email at

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DISTINGUISHED WOMEN: King, Bingham to be honored From page 1A County and Kings Mountain District Schools. Over the years she has served as a consultant for Exceptional Children’s Services, administrator in the KM District Schools for 20 years, coordinated the Exceptional Children’s Program, was principal of West and North Elementary Schools, and assistant superintendent for Instructional Services from 198799. She was also educational consultant in K-12 curriculum and instruction program for Cleveland County Schools. An Elder and Sunday school teacher at First Presbyterian Church, she is past president of Presbyterian Women and is currently serving on the Presbyterian nominating committee for a new pastor and active in the church choir. She is author of publications being used in university classrooms including “Rethink, Rebuild, Rebound,� a framework for shared responsibility and accountability in education.

She earned her B. S. in Education in 1969 from Western Carolina University, her M.S. in Education in 1975 from UNC at Charlotte; her Ed.S. In School Administration from Appalachian State University in 1983 and her Ed.D. in School Administration from UNC Chapel Hill in 1990. Laura Carpenter Bingham is inspiring others to give back to the world. For 30 years, she’s immersed herself in public policy, health care and higher education philanthropy, and as president of Peace College, 1998-2010, which is her alma mater. While she was president of the liberal arts college, students for a decade ranked Peace in the top 10% nationwide in learning outcomes, and she led milestone fundraising campaigns that rallied alumnae and friends. Bingham also played executive roles in engagement at Covenant Health, Hollins University and Duke Medical Center where she juggled the assets and people of five founda-

tions, established an award winning culture of philanthropy and co-led a statewide legislative campaign. Bingham was a strategist for NC Lt. Governor Bob Jordan, facilitated the 1983 Governor’s conference on women and the economy that spurred legislative victories and designed ‘community diagnoses’ for 83 local health departments. Her public policy bent emerged as a political science student at UNC-Chapel Hill and continued while earning her Master’s in Philanthropic studies at Indiana University, where a chapter of her thesis is published in “Philanthropy in America, a Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia, 2004.� Laura’s interest in ethical leadership and board governance extends to her current work as a trustee of Sterling Capital funds and of UNCTV. Advisor to private foundations like the Kate B. Reynolds trust; director of Leadership North Carolina; and member of public commissions like the NC JOBS Commission.

Bingham is recipient of North Carolina’s highest civilian award, “Order of the Longleaf Pine,� the Lifetime Achievement Award from Triangle Business Journal and Shingletown Award for Distinguished Service as well as a tribute in Congressional Record, US House of Representatives. She was distinguished alumna of Peace College 2007. Bingham earned her AA degree from Peace College in 1977, her BA in Political Science from UNC at Chapel Hill in 1979 and her Executive Masters of Arts in Philanthropic Studies from Indiana University in 2003. She graduated from the Institute for new college presidents in 1998 and the Institute for experienced presidents at Harvard University in 2008. In 2013 she was a Governance Fellow with the National Association of Corporate Directors. Betsy Wells of Kings Mountain is banquet publicity chairman.

Career Expo set for Oct. 1 Advanced Manufacturing Industry partners and Gaston County Schools will host a career expo for high school students and job seekers to learn about manufacturing careers and employment careers in Gaston and Lincoln counties, Oct. 1 from noon until 6 p.m. at Gastonia Conference Center, 145 W. Marietta Street, downtown Gastonia. The event will showcase higher education, specialized trade skills training and employment pathways in Advanced Manufacturing. For more information call Alison Cookson at Gaston Regional Chamber at 704864-2621 or email Alison

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at 6:00 PM. Saturday sale begins at 8 AM at 108 E. Mountain Street, Kings Mountain. (7/31, 8/07 &14).

Yard Sales - Dealine Noon Friday MOVING and TAG SALE. Sat., Aug. 17th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Furniture, household, misc., at 208 Harrilson Road, Cherryville, N.C. KM YARD SALE AT 238 Landry Drive ( Hall Crossing). Sat., August 17th. 7 am – 12 (Noon). Wood playground set, Elliptical trainer, TV, Oak Table, Bunk bed frame, Toy Gator Tractor, Tan-

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DEFENDANT DOCKET NO. 2012-DR-26-1965 REQUEST FOR HEARING The hearing for the final adoption is scheduled for the 16th day of September, 2013 at 9:30 am, Courtroom TBD, Before the Honorable TBD for 30 minutes. KMH3541 (8/07,14 & 21/13)

CITY OF KINGS MOUNTAIN NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AUGUST 27, 2013 6:00 PM, CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS CITY HALL NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON REQUEST FOR CONTIGUOUS ANNEXATION The public will take notice that the City Council of the City of Kings Mountain has called a public hearing at 6:00 P.M. on the 27th day of August, 2013, at the City Hall Council Chambers on the question of annexing the following described contiguous territory, requested by petition

filed by Infocrossing, Incorporated pursuant to G.S. 160A-31, as amended. The request contains 30.060 Acres per the plat and deed recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Cleveland County. The property is also identified as Tax Map 4-28, Block 1, Lot 22, and Parcel 10979. A map of the subject area is available for inspection at the City of Kings Mountain City Hall, 101 West Gold Street, Kings Mountain, NC. /s/ Ann L. Sessom, City Clerk KMH3540 (8/07 &14/13)

NORTH CAROLINA CLEVELAND COUNTY IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK 13 SP 242 IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF A DEED OF TRUST FROM ROBERT LEE ALLEY, DATED FEBRUARY 20, 2009, RECORDED IN BOOK 1570, PAGE 469, CLEVELAND COUNTY REGISTRY NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Pursuant to an order entered July 23, 2013, in the Superior Court for Cleveland County, and the power of sale contained in the captioned deed of trust (“Deed of Trust�), the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at auction, to the highest bidder for cash, AT THE COURTHOUSE DOOR IN SHELBY, CLEVELAND COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA ON AUGUST 23, 2013 AT 12:30 P.M. the real estate and the improvements thereon secured by the Deed of Trust, less and except any of such property released from the lien of the deed of trust prior to the date of this sale, lying and being in Cleveland County, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: All that certain lot or parcel of land situated in Number Eight (8) Township, Cleveland County, North Carolina and more particularly described as follows: Being located in No. 8 Township, on the East side of North Carolina Highway 226 and the West side of Yates Road and being described by metes and bounds as follows: Being a point in the intersection center line of Highway 226 with the center line of Yates Road and runs along thence with the center line of Highway 226 North 3210 West 400 feet to a point, thence North 57-50 East 240 feet to a point continuing thence South 42-10 East 76 feet to a point in the center line of Yates Road, thence with the center line of said road South 0400 West 402.7 fee to the place of BEGINNING. Title Reference: Deed Book 1185 at Page 988 of the Cleveland County Registry. Tax Map Reference: 3289-1-112. Tax Parcel ID: 49983. See also Deed Book 1436, Page 1451 for Title Reference. In the Trustee’s sole discretion, the sale may be delayed for up to one (1) hour as provided in Section 45-21.23 of the North Carolina General Statutes. The record owner of the real property not more than ten days prior to the date

hereof is Robert Lee Alley. A five percent cash deposit, or a cash deposit of $750.00, whichever is greater, will be required of the last and highest bidder. The balance of the bid purchase price shall be due in full in cash or certified funds at a closing to take place within thirty (30) days of the date of sale. The undersigned Substitute Trustee shall convey title to the property by nonwarranty deed. This sale will be made subject to all prior liens of record, if any, and to all unpaid ad valorem taxes and special assessments, if any, which became a lien subsequent to the recordation of the Deed of Trust. This sale will be further subject to the right, if any, of the United States of America to redeem the above-described property for a period of 120 days following the date when the final upset bid period has run. The purchaser of the property described above shall pay the Clerk’s Commissions in the amount of $.45 per $100.00 of the purchase price (up to a maximum amount of $500.00), required by Section 7A308(a)(1) of the North Carolina General Statutes. If the purchaser of the above described property is someone other than the Beneficiary under the Deed of Trust, the purchaser shall also pay, to the extent applicable, the land transfer tax in the amount of one percent (1%) of the purchase price. To the extent this sale involves residential property with less than fifteen (15) rental units, you are hereby notified of the following: (a.) An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to Section 45-21.29 of the North Carolina General Statutes 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; and (b.) Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. This 23rd day of July, 2013. John W. Fletcher III, Esq. Guthrie, Davis, Henderson & Staton 719 East Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28203-5113 KMH3542 (8/14 &21/13)

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McHenry in county today US Congressman Patrick McHenry (RN10) will be in Cleveland County today, Aug. 14, at 3:30 p.m. at Waco Community Volunteer Fire Department to present a firefighters’ assistance grant check to the Fire Department and at 6 p.m. for a Town Hall meeting for constituents of Cleveland

County at Keeter Auditorium on the campus of Cleveland Community College, 137 S. Post Road, Shelby. He will give an update on recent legislative activity and constituents will have an opportunity to share their concerns.


Him in physical sense but His presence is unquestionable and His Word lives now. My purpose here is not to try and preach the Gospel. I am unfit and unqualified, but I do think my insights are true. We all need to have faith in our Creator but we should be able to see the reason and necessity for the faith. It should never be blind. Even in the illustration I used in the beginning about the sighted helping the blind, credit should go to God for giving the blind the assistance. Credit and praise should also go to Him for giving us the medical knowledge and training for doctors to treat the ill and injured. You can have no sight and still see and know God through Jesus, and Jesus was seen by many who preceded us. God also gave you choice to answer yes or no to his seeking you. I hope you choose wisely.

From page 4A or a loved one is sick or injured. The trust is then given to a doctor or hospital. The trust is not always complete but if there is no alternative in the mind of the sick, the faith is usually placed in the doctor and place of treatment. But what if you have need for help and the aides I mentioned above are not available? Then I believe you need to have faith that God will care for you. That faith in God, if you’re a Christian, should not be blind faith, just full faith. God has proven Himself time and time again, and sent His Son as the most viable proof of His Love. God is Most Powerful and if it is His Will He will fulfill your every need. You may not see

OPINION EDUCATION From page 4A The legislature made targeted investments to modernize North Carolina’s education system for the new economy. For example, increasing access to digital textbooks and digital training for teachers and administrators will enrich the experience our children receive in the classroom. Measures were provided to direct the State Board of Education to work in conjunction with community colleges to establish high school programs for the fields of engineering, technology, and other high-employment areas. These programs will assist by enhancing a student’s preparation for the workforce or higher education, which will build a better North Carolina. I regret that we were not fiscally able to give our teachers or state employees a pay increase in this budget. We have, however, budgeted for a salary increase for teachers and state employees in the second year of the biennium. Medicaid costs, prompted in part by the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, have prevented us from giving teachers and state employees a raise at this time. Teachers are professionals and do a tremendous job, and I sincerely hope that during the next session, we will be able to give our teachers and our other state employees a pay raise. We all have to remember while we are in the midst of an economic recovery, our state’s funds are not unlimited. I know many employees in the private sector who also have not been given a raise or have had their hours cut to part time or have been laid off. Teachers and state employees were given five extra days of vacation. With the tax reform bill we passed, everyone who pays taxes will keep more


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OPINION FARMERS MARKET From page 4A not have to pay the added costs associated with third party vendors or large retail outlets so your money goes farther! Eating Healthy = Being Healthy. Including more fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet can help you maintain a healthier weight and reduce your risk of chronic disease. Natural and Organic Products are Healthy Alternatives. The animal products sold at our Farmers’ Market are hormone and antibiotic free. The livestock and poultry are humanely raised thus yielding the best-tasting meats, eggs and dairy products imaginable. To Reconnect, Recharge, and Refresh.

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of the money they earn, which should benefit all of our taxpaying citizens. In addition, state employees and teachers have good benefits such health insurance, vacation, and retirement that are paid for by taxpayer dollars. Those benefits have been fully funded. The budget also: Provides funding for an additional 2,500 pre-K slots. Provides Funding for new initiatives: AP, CTE, and Education Innovation Grants. Provides $23.6 million to continue funding the Excellent Public Schools Act, which will strengthen student literacy, improve graduation rates, and increase accountability. The Tax Reform plan signed into law by Governor Pat McCrory will allow for all North Carolina citizens, including our teachers, to pay less in taxes. By paying less in taxes, our citizens, teachers, and parents keep more of their hardearned money, which will grow our state’s economy. In fact, the Tax Reform plan moved North Carolina from 44th to 14th among business-friendly states. Ultimately, more jobs for North Carolinians mean more money for our families, children, schools, roads, and all of our priorities. As a lawmaker, my job is to make tough decisions for the betterment of North Carolina as a whole. Change can be unsettling; however, as our state and economy modernize, we have to adopt laws to adapt to that change. A resultsdriven plan with a focus on modern skills and a smooth transition to higher education will allow us to leave our students with a better North Carolina than we inherited. (Rep. Tim Moore (R) of Kings Mountain is serving his 6th term in the N. C. House representing Cleveland County.)


You’ll have the opportunity to meet up with old friends and make new ones. Because the Foothills Farmers Market in Downtown Kings Mountain is a GrowerCertified Market, you can get to know the farmers who grow the food you are purchasing that day. Shopping for Fresh Foods Can Be FUN! Here you can try new products and learn about different ways to prepare the foods you purchase all while slowing down to the pace of an outdoor market. Rediscover Downtown Kings Mountain. While you are at the Farmers’ Market, take the opportunity to explore the shops in the downtown area. Children will enjoy the splash pad at Patriot’s Park as well as activities at the Market designed just for them. You may also discover that the perfect location for the small business you have been dreaming of owning is right here in Downtown Kings Mountain.

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