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MOUNTAINEERS CREAM CAVALIERS! Dashon Guest scored 5 touchdowns to tie a school record for the most touchdowns in a single game when the Mountaineers creamed East Rutherford Friday night in KMHS' 90th season opening game.
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"Over here there's no life," the last words of E/5 James Justice to his father from Afghanistan. The 21-year-old soldier, who died of injuries from small arms fire in Wardak Province, Afghanistan, penned his own epitaph. "Let people know to appreciate the freedom and the life they have in America and be proud." Justin's wife, the former Sissy Shronce of Grover, decided that her husband's mission of saving lives should be continued after his death as an organ donor. His lungs and heart may be
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given to other wounded soldiers in Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany where James died. This was Justices' first tour in Afghanistan after joining the US Army Infantry at age 18. He had been in Afghanistan only 30 days and spoke to his parents, Randall and Melissa Justice, in Cherryville via Skype two days before he was shot in the neck. He was in a coma two days before he died Aug. 17. Randall Justice got a call from an Army doctor in Germany last week, 30 minutes before he was to depart to Germany to be at his son's bedside. The doctor reported to the grieving family there was no brain activity.
Saturday the Justices boarded a plane for Maryland where they joined their daughter-inlaw and grandchildren Harley, Laura and Bre'onng for memorial services Sunday. The family returned home during the weekend to make funeral and burial preparations expected to be held in Kings Mountain, his sister, Lisa Bolton said. "My brother lived the Army and loved it, volunteering to go to Afghanistan," said Lisa who described her brother as "full of smiles, everyone loved him, funny, outgoing and athletic." See JUSTICE, 5A
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Faunce Properties' request for rezoning a lot at 813 W. King St. from RS-8 to Residential Office is on the agenda for Tuesday night's 6 p.m. meeting of city council. Although city council has the final say there could be no decision if council agrees with the planning board's call to continue the pubic hearing until Sept. 11 at 5:30 p.m. After a lengthy pubic hearing last Tuesday by the planning and zoning board, David Faunce and residents from the West Kings Mountain Neighborhood were asked to get together and make attempts to resolve what has become a controversial issue. "I'm tired, I want you guys to get together. I've been here every time this rezoning has come up and it's time to resolve it," said P&Z member John Houze. Other board members - Phil Dee, Christy McLeary, and Jim Potter - also urged residents of W. Mountain Street opposed to the rezoning to meet with David Faunce and be clear about what they don't want to see on the property which now houses a day care center. "We have a list of some of those things you don't want and that's a beginning for your discussion. I hope you will have it together," said McCleary. Melvin Ware, a resident of the Antioch Community who co-owns with his sister their family home at 815 W. Mountain St., across from the day care center, says rezoning of the Faunce property will affect property values for his home and other nearby properties. See REZONING, 5A photo by KYRA TURNER
City gets new early voting site Kings Mountain voters will be able to vote early at an early voting satellite site at Boyce Memorial ARP Church on the corner of King Street and Edgemont Avenue. The Cleveland County Board of Elections approved the site made possible by a $2,000 donation from the City of Kings Mountain. "We want to make voting as convenient as possible for
our citizens,'' said Mayor Rick Murphrey. Election officials and city officials expect a large turnout of votes in November since voters will help decide both the presidential and gubernatorial races as well as local races including the race for three seats open on the Cleveland County Board of Commissioners. Democrat Mary Accor and Republicans Ronnie Hawkins and Johnny Hutchins, all of Kings Mountain, are running for reelection. See CITY, 5A
Melinda Canniff, kindergarten teacher at East, shows two new students, last year, their names on their owls. Left to right, Mrs. Canniff, Kaitlan Wilson, 5, Kaitlan’s sister Alyee Wilson, 6, and Alexis Michael, 5 (in the foreground).
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The wheels on the bus will go 'round and 'round and the chiming of school bells will be a familiar sound as more than 15,000 students and hundreds of teachers in Cleveland County return for the start of another school year Monday. Teachers began to ready their rooms and lesson plans last Friday. Kings Mountain High opened its doors Tuesday night to incoming freshmen eager to see the new Freshman Academy that waits for them. Orientation sessions for other new and returning Kings Mountain students will be held today and tomorrow (Wednesday, Aug. 22-Thursday, Aug. 23). Several new staff will be ready to greet parents and students this week throughout the county. "We have more than 80 teachers
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East and other new staff members include, Title I teacher Charlie Randall, Curriculum and Technology Coordinator Terri Reid and school Psychologist Kelsey Cutchins. "I am eagerly awaiting the start of the year! I love my job and I love East!" Lamanna said. "I am so proud of our students' hard work last year and I have missed seeing them over the summer. We have an amazing group of students." East Elementary, Grover Elementary and North Elementary are three of five in the district designated as Title I Reward Schools for being among the highest performing in the state. The schools have been identified among the top 10 percent of all Title I schools in North Carolina for sustaining student achievement over a number of years. See SCHOOL, 5A
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and certified staff new to our district this year," said CCS Spokeswoman Donna Carpenter. Among those new faces is Kevin Queen, a former assistant principal at Crest High who will be joining the assistant principal staff at Kings Mountain High, succeeding Dianne Dooley who retired last year. School bells at East Elementary will ring at 8:10 a.m. Monday as Principal Eric Lamanna welcomes the arrival of 264 students and nine new staff members. Robyn Wooten joins the 2008 National Blue Ribbon School and 2010 Honor School of Excellence as a new Head Start teacher. Ronna Rawls will be a new kindergarten teacher at East this year; Shelly McEntire will be new to first grade, Jada Hardin new to second grade, and Paula McDaniel new to fourth grade. Quimia Hines will be a fresh face for exceptional children at
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OBITUARIES Lisa Ellen Miner Rue
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Loved spending time with her family KINGS MOUNTAIN - Lisa Ellen Miner Rue, 46, of Kings Mountain died August 16, 2012 at her home. She was born in Watertown, NY to the late Charles and Audrey Gardner Miner. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Donna Miner, and aunt, Barbara LaVancha. She was employed in the Food Service Industry and loved spending time with family, especially her grandchildren. She loved to travel. She is survived by her husband of 29 years, Floyd Rue, Sr. of Kings Mountain; sons, Floyd Rue, Jr. of Kings Mountain, and Aaron Rue and girlfriend, Trista Spaniel, of Kings Mountain; daughters, Bambi Rue and boyfriend, Robert Simmons, of Port Richey, Fla., and Tiffany Rue of Port Richey, Fla.; brothers, Bert
Pierce Robinson, 11, son of Dave and Ashley Robinson of Kings Mountain, shot his first hole-in-one on No. 3 at the River Bend Golf Course last Tuesday.
Joyce P. Borders SHELBY - Joyce Pearson Borders, 66, of 413 James Love School Rd., died Aug. 17, 2012. The funeral was held Sunday, Aug. 18, 2012 at Clay-Barnette Funeral home. Interment was at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 20, 2012 in Cleveland Memorial Park.
KMHS Class of ‘62 50th reunion set for Oct. 27 The Kings Mountain High School Class of 1962 will meet for its 50th reunion at Deer Brook Golf Club in Shelby Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 6 p.m. The event will feature dinner, a cash bar and
DJ entertainment. The cost to attend is $40 per person. Payments may be mailed to Sandy B. Wilson, P.O. Box 84, Kings Mountain, NC 28086. All checks are due Aug. 31.
Helen Holloway KINGS MOUNTAIN Helen Holloway, 84, of Kings Mountain died August 16, 2012 at her home. She was born in Jefferson County, Alabama, to the late John and Bertha Waldrup Bell. A memorial service was conducted by the Rev. James Lockridge, Jr., at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 18, 2012 at
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Miner of Glen Park, NY, Paul Miner of Watertown, NY, and David Miner of Theresa, NY; sisters, Charlene Zimmer and Dorothy Snyder of Evans Mills, NY; and seven grandchildren. A private family service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to Lisa Rue Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 639, Kings Mountain, NC 28086. A guest register is available online at www.HarrisFunerals.com Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain, was in charge of arrangements.
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Donald Arndt Knight KINGS MOUNTAIN Donald Arndt Knight, 83, of 129 Muirfield Drive, died August 20, 2012 at Wendover Hospice, Shelby. He was born in Seattle, WA to the late Donald N. Knight and Jeanette Knight. A funeral service will be conducted by the Rev. Travis Northcutt at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 23, 2012 at Oak Grove Baptist Church. Visitation will be held 12:301:30 p.m., prior to the service at the church. Howard O. Smith KINGS MOUNTAIN Howard O. Smith, 89, resi-
dent of Lake Wylie, SC and formerly of Kings Mountain, died Aug. 15, 2012 at home. The funeral service was conducted by the Rev. Hobby Outten at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012 at Ollie Harris Memorial Chapel at Harris Funeral Home. Interment was in Mountain Rest Cemetery. Alice Wilkes SHELBY - Alice Cornelia Benton Wilkes, 85, died Aug. 18, 2012 at Willow Ridge Nursing Home in Rutherfordton. The funeral service was held Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Clay-Barnette Funeral home, interment following in Cleveland Memorial Park.
Principal, teachers, assistants ■ KINGS MOUNTAIN POLICE LOG of year to be honored Friday Teachers and teacher assistants of the year from all schools will be recognized at a breakfast on Aug. 24th at the LeGrand Center on the Cleveland Community College campus. Wells Fargo Bank will be a host sponsor of the event this year. Finalists for 2013 Principal of the Year also to be recognized are Dr. Aaron Allen of Burns High School, Dr. Brian Hunnell of Kings Mountain Middle School and Pam Merritt of
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24th: Kasey Cochran Bethware Elementary, Lauren Bridges - East Elementary, Evi Nicopoulos Grover Elementary, Julie Turner - North Elementary, Paula McDaniel - West Elementary, Reca Wright Kings Mountain Intermediate, Richard Rupp Kings Mountain Middle, Dan Owens - Kings Mountain High. The following teacher assistants are scheduled to be recognized as Teacher Assistants of the Year on Aug. 24th: Yvonne Williams - Bethware Elementary, Terry Greene East Elementary, Kelly Bell - Grover Elementary, Melissa Cox - North Elementary, Susan Chapman West Elementary, Delores A. Littlejohn - Kings Mountain Intermediate, Tammy Crawford - Kings Mountain Middle, Susan Cloninger - Kings Mountain High.
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AUG. 17: George Curtis Sweeney, 38, Grover, DWI, driving while license revoked, stop sign violation, $5,000 bond, secured. He was also cited for reckless driving, failure to heed lights or siren, and open container. AUG. 18: Linda Eaves Carrigan, 60, 412 S. Oriental Ave., second trespass, drunk and disruptive and resist, delay, obstruct, $5,000 bond, secured. CITATIONS AUG/ 15: Cassandra Joy Wright, 29, Mooresboro, red light violation. AUG. 15: Kenneth James Smith, 44, 523 Kilgore Rd., expired tag, no inspection. AUG. 16: Devon Odell Eggelston, 24, Shelby, speeding. AUG. 17: Kiauna Renee Williams, 28, Gaffney, SC, no operator’s license. AUG. 17: Benjamin Mooney, 21, Shelby, red light violation. AUG. 17: Casey Thacker, 27, 707 E. Ridge St., possession drug paraphernalia. AUG. 19: A 17-year-old male was cited for no operator’s license and unsafe movement. INCIDENTS AUG. 13: A resident of El Bethel Road reported theft of
cash from a pocketbook. AUG. 14: A resident of Northwoods Dr. said a person tried to sell a car that didn’t belong to him. AUG. 14: Ingles Super Market, 2111 Shelby Rd., reported shoplifting. AUG. 14: A resident of Piedmont Ave. reported theft of a 1989 Honda CRX. AUG. 18: Applied Abatement, 307 Phenix St., reported theft of a 7x14 enclosed Homesteader black Easy Rider enclosed trailer valued at $4700. WRECKS AUG. 14: Cpl. K. Putnam said that an unknown vehicle struck a parked 2002 Saturn operated by Duslan Dewayne Greason of Shelby in the parking lot at the Waffle House. Estimated property damage was $1,000. AUG. 19: Cpl. D. K. Davis said that a 16-year-old female pressed the gas pedal instead of the brake while parking a 2008 Lexus and struck a parked 2011 Honda owned by Jeanna Jernigan Bryson, 106 Marcella Drive. The accident happened in the parking lot of Food Lion on Shelby Road. Property damages were estimated at $2500.
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Union Elementary School. Finalists for the 201213 CCS Teacher of the Year are Leslie Kale of Casar Elementary, Lindsay Walker of James Love Elementary, Heather Brown of Springmore Elementary, Hollen Carpenter of Burns Middle School and Melissa Wilson of Cleveland Early College High School. Teacher-assistant-ofthe-year finalists for 201213 are Yvonne Williams of Bethware Elementary, Tami Mosteller of Fallston Elementary, Rhonda Mitchell of Jefferson Elementary, Melissa Kennon of Marion Elementary, Melissa Cox of North Elementary and Carolyn Barringer of Washington Elementary. The following teachers from Kings Mountain schools are set to be recognized as Teachers of the Year at the breakfast, Aug.
ARRESTS AUG. 12: Austin Gerome Link, 26, 5076 Mahogany Lane, Carolina Garden Apts., obtaining property by false pretense, $2500 bond, secured. AUG. 13: Christopher Matthew Lee, 30, 612 Charles St., Apt. 73, order for arrest. no operator’s license, $255, bond secured. AUG. 14: Terri Elizabeth Carmichel, 24, 5076 Mahogany Lane, Carolina Garden Apt., obtaining property by false pretense, a felony, $1,000 bond, secured. AUG. 14: Suriya Toto Silaphet, 23, 114 Butternut Dr., felony breaking and entering and felony tampering with vehicle, no bond. AUG. 15: Donnie Ray Cobb, 37, 112 Water Oak St., failure to appear, $5,000 bond, secured. AUG. 16: Gary Edward Andrews, 44, Gastonia, five counts exploitation of minor, $1 million bond, secured. AUG. 16: Dustin Dwayne Adams, 23, 104 E. King St., failure to appear, communicating threats, $1000 bond, secured. AUG. 17: James Bennie Teague, 43, 315 N. Dilling St., felony larceny, felony possession stolen goods and felony financial card fraud, $10,000 bond, secured.
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More students graduating in CCS than ever before Cleveland County’s graduation rate exceeded 77 percent in 2012 – an improvement of more than 4 percentage points from the previous year and the highest rate ever recorded. State figures recently released show that 77.7 percent of those local students who entered ninth-grade in 2008-09 completed high school in four years or less. This is up from of 73.2 percent in 2011 and an improvement of more than 15 percentage points since 2005-06. The number of students graduating statewide has improved during the past six years as well. In 2012, 80.2 percent
of N.C. students who started ninth grade in 2008-09 completed high school in four years or less. This is up from 77.9 percent in 2011 and 68.8 percent in 2006. Some students require a fifth year to complete graduation requirements. The five-year cohort graduation rate for students who entered ninth-grade in 2007-08 (Class of 2011) was 77.3 percent in Cleveland County and 81.1 percent in the state. Those five-year rates for the Class of 2010 were 73.2 percent in Cleveland County and 77.7 percent in North Carolina.
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Four-year cohort graduation rates for the Class of 2012 rose significantly at Kings Mountain High which saw an improvement of nearly 10 percent from 78.1 percent in 2011 to 86.4 percent in 2012. Improvements in four-year cohort graduation rates at other high schools in the county, include: • Burns High: 81.9 percent (77.2 percent in 2011) • Crest High: 80.7 percent (77.8 percent in 2011) • Shelby High: 75. 2 percent (75.6 percent in 2011)
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Evelyn Rowland, Brenda Lowrance, and Randy Avery, left to right, stand in Mrs. Lowrance's garden at 127 N. Railroad Ave. The neighbors, also others in the apartment complex, planted vegetables and flowers at the Lowrance home "to cheer her up." "It made a difference in my life and I hope others will take the idea to help those residents who are homebound,'' said Lowrance, who formerly lived in Matthews. She has two adult daughters living in Kings Mountain and one adult daughter living in Charlotte and three grandchildren.
Sons of the American Revolution meeting held On Saturday, August 18, 2012 the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) held an informational meeting at Resurrection Lutheran Church in Kings Mountain. To help support this effort, the Colonel Fredrick Hambright Chapter of the Daughter of the American Revolution (DAR) added their support to the SAR meeting. Both of these organizations share a common goal of increasing awareness of the Patriots who participated in the Revolution and in recognizing modern patriotism throughout our country. Representing the SAR was the President of the Mecklenburg Chapter, James H. Woods, along with several other members from Charlotte.
The purpose of the informational meeting was to educate interested persons as to what is required to become a member, in either group, and to further discuss if there is sufficient interest to form a SAR Chapter in Kings Mountain. President Woods shared that there were more Revolutionary War engagements in North Carolina than anywhere else in the country; and the area of Kings Mountain was significantly rich with Revolutionary history that is directly linked to many families in the area today. Persons interested in joining either the SAR or the DAR must be a direct descendant of a Patriot who was involved with supporting the efforts to establish
the United States. More than a dozen people enj o y e d h i s t o r y, fellowship and reContributed by Dave Allen freshments Doyle Campbell (left) and Bo Goforth (right) during the listen as Sons of the America Revolution meeting. Mecklenburg Chapter President James Woods D o y l e Campbell, (center) answers questions concerning the esthe event tablishment of a Kings Mountain SAR Chapter. planner, indicated the Kings Mountain effort is off to a great start. More SAR meetings are being planned and if anyone has questions or would like to be included in future meetings please contact Doyle Campbell at 704739-5485.
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Dallas and Jennifer Stacey announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Brooke Stacey, to Matthew Christopher Boheler, son of Chris and Toni Boheler. Both families are of Kings Mountain. The bride-to-be is a 2011 graduate of Kings Mountain High School, attended Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs and is a student at Cleveland Community College. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Rhea Hamrick and Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Stacey and the late Marie Stacey. The prospective bridegroom is a 2009 graduate of Kings Mountain High School and is currently in the United States Air Force. He is the grandson of Bob and Mary Boheler of Kings Mountain and James and Janie Kirby of Arkansas. The wedding will be an event of September 8 in Kings Mountain's Macedonia Baptist Church.
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MEDITATION Standing on the shoulders of believers
Dr. Jeff Hensley Pastor Kings Mountain Baptist Church I grew up hearing about a number of great evangelists of a previous generation. One was a British evangelist named Rodney Smith, who was known to me by the name of “Gypsy” Smith. Influenced by his father, Ira Sankey, and by an encounter with John Bunyan, the famed author of “A Pilgrim’s Progress,” Smith was converted at the youthful age of 16. Young Gypsy taught himself to read and write and began to practice preaching, and was
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known for singing hymns to folks – a quality of his personality that led to his becoming known as the “singing gypsy boy.” In the 1870s Smith became an evangelist with the Christian Mission (later known as the Salvation Army) having been noticed by William Booth. Another evangelist who was often mentioned in the sermons of my youth was a man named Mordecai Ham, who was an Independent Baptist evangelist and began his ministry with a radio broadcast. Having descended from eight generations of Baptist ministers, Ham reportedly claimed that from the age of eight years he had never thought of himself as anything other than a Christian. At the tender age of nine he had already begun to experience the sense that God was calling him into the ministry. Although Ham was significant in his own right, I suspect the one reason why he was lifted up to me as an example was because of his
connection to Billy Graham. It was the 1930s and young Billy’s parents had attended one of Mordecai Ham’s meetings. The preaching of Ham was so significant for them that Billy’s father claimed that Dr. Ham’s meetings opened his eyes to the truth. Despite his parents excitement, Billy did not want anything to do with someone known as an “evangelist,” and so he refused to go. Yet he later read in the Charlotte News of Ham’s charge that there were immoral conditions in the local schools, and Billy realized that this man might just know what he was talking about. The news report led to the plans of some students planning to demonstrate at the evangelist’s meetings, and it was this assertiveness on Ham’s part that attracted Billy, for he liked a “fighter,” who would stand up for what he believed in. Ham’s preaching so attracted Billy Graham that he felt as if he was hearing a voice other
than Ham’s – the voice of the Holy Spirit – and it drew Billy like a magnet so that even all of his father’s mules and horses could not prevent him from attending every meeting. What dawned on Graham during those weeks was “the miserable realization” that he did not know Jesus Christ for himself, and this led to his conversion experience and personal transformation. Growing up in the mountains of Western North Carolina, these were the kind of men who were often held up to me as models of Christian ministry. Although many things have changed over the years, and my own ministry has traveled in different directions, I thank God for the treasury of ministry that has been passed down to me. It is certainly true that we all stand on the shoulders of believers who have gone before, and it is a joy to know that we have the chance to pass this on to younger generations.
Chestangs to sing Sunday at Pathway The Chestangs, a Bluegrass gospel singing group from McIntosh, Alabama, will sing at Pathway Baptist Church Sunday, Aug. 26, at 11 a.m. Pastor James Hamrick invites the public.
Fundraiser for Crisis Ministry Aug. 24-26 A fundraiser for the Kings Mountain Crisis Ministry will be held Aug. 24-26 at Ingles on Shelby Road from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Boar’sHead hotdogs and drinks will be available to the public with all proceeds to the KM Crisis Ministry.
Senior Open Mic Night August 24, 2012 at 6 p.m the Gaston County Senior Center will host an Open Mic Night. Come out and show off your vocal talents. For more information contact Gaston County Parks & Recreation Senior Center at 704-922-2170 or visit the County’s website at www.gastongov.com.
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Church Service Directory KINGS MOUNTAIN Long Creek Presbyterian Church 701 Long Creek Road 704-629-4406 Love Valley Baptist Church 2032 Bethlehem Road 704-730-0075 Macedonia Baptist Church 1101 S. Battleground Avenue 704-739-6811 Midview Baptist Church 703 Margrace Road 704-739-6711 Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church 220 N. Watterson Street 704-739-8354 Mountain View Agape Church 506 Sparrow Springs Road 704-739-0160 Mt. Olive Baptist Church Compact School Road 704-739-4516 Mt. Zion Baptist Church 220 N. Watterson Street 704-739-8354 New Beginnings Church of Jesus Christ 541 Crocker Road 704-730-9507 New Bynum Chapel Zion Church N. Cansler Street 704-739-2606 New Camp Creek Baptist Church 863 New Camp Creek Ch. Road 704-487-7128 New Life Family Worship Center 428 Oak Grove Road
704-739-9371 New Way Missionary Baptist Church 105 Waco Road 704-724-0414 Oak Grove Baptist Church 1022 Oak Grove Road 704-739-4833 Oak View Baptist Church 1517 York Road 704-739-7831 Pathway Baptist Church 3100 Parkdale Circle 704-734-0852 Patterson Grove Baptist Church 301 Oak Grove Road 704-739-5826 Peoples Baptist Church 1010 Groves Street 704-739-0398 Proclaiming the Word Ministries 7011 Cleveland Avenue Progressive Church of Our Lord 1001 Cleveland Avenue 704-734-1070 Resurrection Lutheran Church 600 Crescent Circle 704-739-5580 Royal Praise Ministries 2055 Shelby Rd. Saint Matthew’s Lutheran Church 201 N. Piedmont Avenue 704-739-7466 Second Baptist Church 120 Linwood Road 704-739-4216 Shady Grove Baptist Church 339 Shady Grove Road 704-739-8920
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GASTONIA Bethesda United Methodist Church 3714 S. New Hope Rd
Sunrise Baptist Church 208 Mail Road 704-692-3007
Grace Community Advent Christian Church 206 West 3rd Avenue 704-739-9230
Temple Baptist Church 612 N. Cansler Street 704-739-4716 The Favor Center Church 602 Slater Street True Gospel Holiness Church 1608 Shelby Road 704-739-6764 Unity AME Zion Church 948 Unity Church Road 704-228-0328 Vestibule AME Zion Church 2175 Vestibule Church Road 704-739-7961 Westover Baptist Church 114 Westover Drive
GROVER Bethany Baptist Church 423 Cleveland Avenue 704-937-3010 Carolina Praise and Worship Center 201 N. Main Street 704-937-7541 First Apostolic Church of Blacksburg 205 E. Cherokee St. Blacksburg, SC704-937-7390864-8391873 WACO New Testament Missionary Baptist Church
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Charter bus available to attend Sept. DNC A charter bus will be leaving Cleveland County on Thursday, Sept. 6th, taking people to Charlotte for the last night of the Democratic National Convention at Bank of America Stadium where attendees will see President Obama accept the Democratic Party’s nomination for re-election to the office of President of the United States. The group will leave Cleveland Mall at 10 a.m., stopping in Kings Mountain at 10:30 a.m. at the YMCA, to travel to Carrowinds parking area. There they will
board shuttle buses to go to the stadium. At the conclusion of the stadium event, these shuttle buses will return the group to Carrowinds. Cost for riding the bus is $15 for each participant and should be paid to Betsy Wells. Each participant needs to go to BarackObama.com/communitycredentials to sign up for Community Credentials. If you do not have access to internet, contact Betsy Wells at 704-477-7024 or email@example.com
Forty-nine seats are available and they are selling fast, says Wells. “In 2008 in Denver, Colorado at the Broncos’ Stadium, seeing the thousands of people who came to see Barack Obama accept the Democratic Party’s nomination was an extremely awesome experience. I highly encourage the people of Cleveland County to grasp these once-in-a-lifetime opportunities and go to Charlotte on Sept. 3rd and Sept. 6th," Wells adds.
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GOP HEADQUARTERS OPENS - Cleveland County Republicans opened a headquarters office in Kings Mountain Saturday in the former First Union National Bank building in downtown Kings Mountain. From left, candidates on the ballot in November assist Mayor Rick Murphrey in cutting the ribbon officially opening the headquarters. From left, Rep. Tim Moore, Ronnie Hawkins, Jason Falls, Susan Allen, Murphrey, Ruth Wilson, Johnny Hutchins and Senator Warren Daniel.
JUSTICE: first soldier from Kings Mountain to die of injuries in combat in Afghanistan war FROM Page 1 Six feet tall with an athletic build, young Justice had blonde hair and blue eyes. All he wanted to do, said Lisa, was to protect his country. "His family, his
church, his country were important to him." Lisa said James came home to Cherryville in on Tryon Courthouse Road in April to see family and friends. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Air-
borne Brigade, Combat Team, Caserma Edrle in Vicenza, Italy where he and his wife and children resided. "We hear all the time that President Obama is bringing the troops home and yet soldiers like my brother are still being deployed," said grief-
stricken Lisa, "I don't understand." Local people knew James as "Justice." He grew up in Kings Mountain, attended Kings Mountain Middle School, Cherryville High School and was in the ROTC at Hunter Huss High School
in Gastonia. In Kings Mountain he attended New Beginning Church of Jesus Christ off Crocker Road. The soldier's wife and their children returned to Cherryville with the Justices to make funeral arrangements.
"We don't know how long it will take for my brother's body to return home, probably 4-5 days, but he will have a homecoming in Kings Mountain," said his sister.
SCHOOL: bells ring Monday as thousands of students and teachers head back for another year FROM Page 1 This year, 12 schools (the top 10 percent) are invited to submit portfolios to identify the best practices contributing to their schools’ successes. They have the opportunity to represent the state in the National Title I Distinguished Schools program and are eligible for Reward School Mini‐Grants, with a base allotment of $20,000 and additional funding per the school’s ADM (average daily membership). Lamanna said a key to East’s success is the commitment by its staff to help students succeed. East’s culture is one of team spirit and focusing on putting the chil-
dren first, he said. “All our certified staff members stay after school and tutor students at least one day a week during the entire second semester,” Lamanna said. East, Bethware, Grover and North elementary schools will be open 3-5 p.m. Wednesday for dropin orientation. West Elementary is set to be open for orientation 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday. Open house sessions at Kings Mountain Intermediate will begin at at 10:30 a.m. and at 5:30 p.m. for fifth graders and at 3 p.m. for sixth graders. Kings Mountain Middle will open their doors to all new and returning students and families at 10 a.m. and at 4:30 p.m. on Thurs-
day. At Kings Mountain High, where four-year graduation rates climbed by nearly 10 percent last year, orientation for 10-12th graders begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. First period starts at 8 a.m. Monday. Principal Ronny Funderburke will welcome 341 freshmen and a total of 1,270 students to his halls this year. Several new teachers are also joining the KMHS team: Sierra Martin - English, Tara Rhom - English, Laura Boyles - Math, Laura Chapman - Math, Seth Freeman - Math, Margot Plonk - Science, Drew Howell - History, Casey Shirey - Spanish, Maurice Tate - Business, Cindy Robbs - Art, and Rachel Bye - Exceptional Chil-
dren. Kevin Queen joins assistant principals Julie Rikard and Michael Morehead on the KMHS administrative team. "Our scheduling team has worked tremendously hard this summer resolving conflicts so most of our students will have the opportunity to take the classes that they signed up to take," Funderburke said. "Our counselors spend a tremendous amount of time with this task. Our teachers are wellrested and we are very excited to get a new school year started." Kings Mountain Middle Principal Dr. Brian Hunnell said he is expecting around 700 students this school year. Mrs. Mary Knight,
who will be teaching Art, and Mrs. Danithza Baker, who will be teaching Spanish, will join the staff this year. "We are extremely excited about the upcoming school year and we are looking forward to making this the best year ever at KMMS!" he said on Monday. "We are truly blessed with a wonderful staff and community." Classes at Kings Mountain Intermediate and North Elementary begin at 8 a.m. Monday. The school day starts at 8:05 a.m. at West, at 7:55 a.m. at Kings Mountain Middle, and at 8:10 at Bethware, East and Grover.
REZONING: battle between developer and neighbors to come up before city council Tuesday night FROM Page 1 "As if market conditions were not already bad enough, zoning the day care property for commercial use will only serve to depreciate home values making it all the more difficult to market our properties for residential use," said Ware. He added that commercial development in any form would be detrimental to the historic neighborhood and be the catalyst for further development in any form. Faunce has not stipulated how the property might be used under a new zoning classification. "This is a piece of property with unique interface," said Faunce. "I'm one guy trying to maximize my property and I want the opportunity for the best use and to sell and develop it. It's a business, there won't be condos, I wouldn't live in a condo if you paid me. I am not in this business to destroy a neighborhood. What will happen out there will be good for the neighborhood." Ware said R-O zoning opens the door to 48 new business categories including such things as barber and beauty shops, tattoo parlors, tanning salons, finance companies and even a
CITY: to get new early voting site at local church in October FROM Page 1 The local early voting site will be open Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. beginning October 29 and continue through Friday, Nov. 2. The site will also be open on Saturday morning, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The two polling sites on election day Nov. 6 are the YMCA and Mauney Memorial Library.
drug store, to name a few. Also permitted are a variety of office uses, which he said could result in a multi level office building up to 50 feet, apartments, townhouses and condominiums, the very last thing he said zoning in June 2000 was done to prevent. Mary Lillian Lewis Nance said she grew up on W. Mountain Street where her son, Lewis, resides. Both said that families vested in their homes, saying the rezoning could set a precedent, the values of property would decrease and people would start moving out of an area where a portion of West Mountain has been designated a historical area. "I'm against it, don't put apartments and condos there. People love this neighborhood," said Mrs. Nance. In previous rezoning of the same property, she said a total of 500 signatures against the rezoning were presented. "Residential Office is not as benign as it sounds because many uses are inconsistent with a residential, single family neighborhood," said Helen Hatch, adding the geography of this site is different from other sites on King Street because
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A NIGHT TO REMEMBER
KM running back making first varsity start ties touchdown record in win over Cavaliers photos by GARY STEWART / HERALD
Kings Mountain’s Mountaineers entered Gamble Stadium for Friday’s game through a new smoking Mountaineer blow-up mascot which was a hit with players and fans. GARY STEWART Sports Editor
Kings Mountain junior running back Dashon Guest made his first varsity start one to remember Friday night when he scored all five Mountaineer touchdowns in their 36-19 opening season win over East Rutherford. Guest electrified a large home crowd at John Gamble Stadium, scoring five touchdowns which tied the all-time record set by Kenny Bell in 1978 at Burns and tied three times by Anthony Hillman during the Mountaineers’ Western Championship season of 1998. Dashing Dashon scored on runs of 6, 40, 8, 41 and 9 yards and finished with 210 yards rushing on 25 car-
ries. He also caught four passes for 74 yards. “Guest is a good back,” said Mountaineer coach Greg Lloyd. “He’s a strong runner and protected the ball. He ran hard. The line gave him some nice holes and he hit them. Our receivers also did a good job blocking downfield.” For the most part, the Mountaineers did well on both sides of the ball. The offense accumulated 317 yards rushing on 37 attempts and senior quarterback Jonathan Clark completed 13 of 19 passes for 218 yards and no interceptions. The Mountaineers scored on all four of their first half possessions, getting a 22-yard field goal from See MOUNTAINEERS, 5B
Trevin Torres (1) returns a kick for Kings Mountain in Friday’s win over East Rutherford at Gamble Stadium.
Dashing Dashon Guest gets good blocks from Jacob Miller (32) and Trevin Torres (1) to score in the first half of Friday’s 36-19 win over East Rutherford at Gamble Stadium. AT RIGHT, Kings Mountain quarterback Jonathan Clark looks to the sidelines for the play call in Friday’s game with East Rutherford.
MOUNTAINEER POSTGAME PLAYERS OF THE GAME Offense - Dashon Guest, RB, 210 yards rushing, tied school record with 5 touchdowns. Four receptions for 72 yards; Jonathan Clark, QB, 218 yards passing and 64 rushing; OL Cody Griffith and Chaz Gamble and receivers Donterius Simmons, Trevin Torres, Phillip Quinn and Xavier Johnson, good blocking. Defense - Alex Reynolds, 6 solo tackles, 3 TFL, 1 pass break-up. Dion Murray, DL, 7 solo tackles; Jose Sappia, DB, 9 solo tackles, one pass break-up.
BY THE NUMBERS ER 0 7 12 0 19 KM 3 20 13 0 36 First quarter: KM - 8:42 - Jeremiah Early 22FG. 41-yd. drive. Johnson 33-yard reception, Guest 534 rushing. Second quarter: KM - 11:53 - Guest 6-run (kick blocked). 80-yd. drive, 9 plays. Guest 6-30 rushing, Xavier Johnson, receptions of 33 and 22 yards. ER - 6:01 - Stamey 13 pass from Watkins (Kick good). 65 yds., 13-play drive.
KM - 4:27 - Guest 40-run (Early kick). 73-yd., four play drive. Quinn 21 yard reception, Clark 10 yard run. KM - 0:46.1 - Guest 8-run (Early kick). 87-yd., 7 play drive. Catches of 5 yds. by Johnson, 15 by Trevin Torres, 46 by Guest and 18-yard keeper by Clark). Third quarter: ER - 11:44 - T.J. Watkins, 61-run (first play after second half kickoff return). KM - 6:48 - Guest 41 run (kick failed). 57-yard drive, 3 plays. Torres 14-yard reception. ER - 4:57 - McIntyre, 12 run (2-pt. pass broken up by Jose Sappia).
KM - 2:47 - Guest 9 run. (Early kick). 56yd., four plays. Guest 3-30 rushing and 19 yards on screen pass). THE YARDSTICK First downs Yds. Rushing Yds Passing Passes Fumbles lost Yds. Penalized Punts
ER 7 171 65 9-20-0 0 44 4-35.2
KM 20 317 218 13-19-0 1 25 2-31.0
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Mountaineers face “big” test at Burns Kings Mountain’s Mountaineers face a much tougher test Friday when they travel to Fallston to take on the defending SMAC champion Burns Bulldogs. The Bulldogs have won the SMAC the past two seasons and look for a threepeat. They fell to county rival Crest 14-13 last week but probably should have won that game as they gave Crest eight points (a fumble recovery in the end zone and a safety) and then failed on a two-point conversion try following their second TD in the final minute. Mountaineer coach Greg Lloyd is impressed with Burns’ size and speed and hopes his Mountaineers will be at the top of their game as they try to break a two-year losing streak to the Bulldogs. “They have incredible size,” noted Lloyd. “Their defensive front is humongous. They play very aggressive. Their run defense is very good, their free safety is very good, and they know where they’re supposed to be.”
The Bulldogs run a spread offense and their new quarterback, Chris Montgomery, looks very impressive. “He is a dual threat,” said Lloyd. “He runs and throws well. They have some very tall receivers.” Lloyd says the key for the Mountaineers will be eliminating big plays and executing on offense. “We had some mistakes on defense last week,” he noted. “We missed some assignments and lost contain several times. Speed is our weakness on defense so we have to take better angles.” Lloyd said he was happy with the defense’s aggressiveness. “That’s going to help us,” he said. “Offensively, we have to build on what we did last week. We have to take what they give us and execute. We have to be able to control the ball and put pressure on their defense. We can’t let their big linemen dominate.”
Former players to be honored at Mountaineer football games Kings Mountain High School’s football team is honoring all former Mountaineers at designated football games this fall. This is the 90th year of KMHS football. Five home games have been designated to honor players by decades. All former players, coaches and volunteers will be admitted free, be See FORMER, 5B MICHAEL ROBERTS, Kings Mountain High's all-time leading passer and total offense leader, was recognized as the Mountaineers' Player of the Decade 2000-2010 during halftime of Friday's East Rutherford-Kings Mountain football game at John Gamble Stadium. Roberts started on varsity four years at KMHS, playing safety his first season and quarterback the last three. He led the 2008 Mountaineers to the Western Regional Championship game.
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Kings Mountain receiver Dwayne Capps goes in for a touchdown after catching a pass in Thursday's game at East Rutherford.
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KM spikers win over Burns 3-1 Kings Mountain High’s women’s volleyball team defeated Burns 25-17, 2516, 15-25, 25-17 in a nonconference match Thursday at Donald L. Parker Gymnasium. Burns handed the KM JV team its third straight loss 25-18, 19-25, 25-17. Several KM ladies gave outstanding efforts in the varsity game. Logan Smith had seven kills, three aces, 13 assists and six digs. Taquisha Smith contributed 13 assists, four aces and three digs and Tyerah Blake added three aces and 11 digs. Kings Mountain fell to Polk County 25-13, 22-25, 25-18, 25-16 in a non-conference match last Tuesday at Parker Gym.
Kings Mountain’s Taquisha Smith dives to keep a ball in play during last week’s volleyball match with Polk County at KMHS. At right: Kings Mountain’s Logan Smith (1) sends a hot shot back over the net in match with Polk County. Photos by GARY STEWART / HERALD
Olivia Blalock registered seven kills and six digs. Natalie Fedyschyn had six
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one ace. The JV team lost 25-9, 25-12.
Ladies lose opener to Shelby
■ S PORTS B RIEFS KM netters win over Burns 8-1 Kings Mountain defeated Burns 8-1 in a non-conference tennis match Monday at Burns. The Lady Mountaineers won all six singles matches and two of the three doubles. Singles Maddie Lutz (KM) d. Kristin Dellinger 7-6, 6-4; Hannah Christenbury (KM) d. Candace Gold 6-4, 6-1; Katie Holland (KM) d. Laura Lineberger 6-1, 6-2; Kayla Penner (KM) d. Bethany McCabe 6-2, 6-4; Hannah Mosley (KM) d. Allison Carter 6-1, 6-0; Alyssa Greene (KM) d. Haley Queen 6-0, 62. Doubles Christenbury/Holland (KM) d. Dellinger/Lineberger 8-4; Gold/McCabe (B) d. Taylor Hollifield/Tiffany Harris 8-2; Cheyanne Stirewalt/Sharda Whiteside (KM) d. Carter/Queen 8-3.
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Kings Mountain High’s 2012 womens tennis team. Front row, left to right, Alyssa Greene, Sharda Whiteside, Hannah Mosley, Tiffany Harris, Cheyanne Stirewalt, Maddie Lutz. Back row, Coach Rick Henderson, Kayla Smith, Kayla Penner, Hannah Christenbury, Katie Holland, Taylor Hollifield. Kings Mountain fell to Shelby 6-3 in its opening tennis match season Wednesday at Shelby. The Lady Mountaineers were in the match all the way. They split the six singles matches and were close to winning the #2 and #3 doubles matches before falling by close scores. “After winning three of the singles matches I truly felt that we had a very good
chance to bring a victory back to KM,” said Coach Rick Henderson. “I was thinking we would need to win just two of the three doubles matches but we came up short, losing all three doubles. Two of the thee doubles matches were closer than the score indicated. The same went for the singles matches. They were all close with the exception of the #1 seed.”
Kings Mountain hosts Burns today at 4 p.m. Singles Nancy Bridges (S) d. Maddie Lutz 8-0; Hannah Christenbury (KM) d. Chelsea Lee 8-6; Keri Price (S) d. Katie Holland 8-6; Kayla Penner (KM) d. Kindale Bridges 8-4; Macey Wilkins (S) d. Hannah Mosley; Alyssa Green (KM) d. Laney Schenck 8-4.
Kings Mountain High’s soccer team fell to Shelby 8-0 Wednesday and Chase 6-2 Monday. Chase built a 6-0 lead before the Mountaineers came back with goals in the final 13 minutes. Isaiah Cole scored off a super cross from Ryan Hullender with 13 minutes left and Dalton Worley hit a blast from the penalty box for the Mountaineers’ final goal. Kings Mountain takes an 0-3 record to Cherryville tonight.
Doubles Bridges/Lee (S) d. 8-1; Lutz/Holland Price/Bridges (S) d. Christenbury/Green 8-6; Wilkins/Schenck d. Penner/Mosley 8-5.
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Government Kings Mountain City Council - meets Tuesday, Aug. 28, at 6 p.m. at Kings Mountain City Hall, 101 W. Gold St. Cleveland County Board of Commissioners meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 6 p.m. in the commissionersâ€™ chambers, second floor, County Administration Building, 311 East Marion Street, Shelby. Cleveland County Sheriffâ€™s Satellite Office opens â€“ Meet Sheriff Alan Norman and share concerns every third Thursday in the month from 9 a.m. â€“ 1 p.m. at Kings Mountain City Hall.
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Southern Arts Society â€“ Meets every first Tuesday of the month at the KM Art Center (Old Depot), 301 N. Piedmont Ave. Social time is at 6:30 p.m. and the program is at 7 p.m. Visitors are welcome. Kings Mountain Womanâ€™s Club â€“ Meets the 4th Monday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Kings Mountainâ€™s Womanâ€™s Club, East Mountain Street. Executive Board for Kings Mountainâ€™s Womanâ€™s Club â€“ Meets the 2nd Monday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Kings Mountainâ€™s Womanâ€™s Club, East Mountain Street. Military Support Group â€“ Meets every fourth Thursday of every month at Central United Methodist Church. In country Vietnam veterans breakfast group â€“ Meets the 2nd Monday of every month, 9 a.m., at Mountain View Restaurant in Kings Mountain. Contact Steve Brown at 704-739-2725 for more information. Shelby Kiwanis Club â€“ meets every first and third Thursday of the month, noon, at the Cleveland Country Club. Open to men and women 18 and older. Contact Martha Bivins at 704-484-0100. KM Kiwanis Club â€“ Meets each Thursday at 6:30 p.m. for dinner in the Community Room (lower level) at the Mauney Memorial Library, South Piedmont Ave. KM Lions Club â€“ Meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month at 6:30 p.m. at Linwood Restaurant, 805 Cleveland Ave. Community Trustee Council Meetings for 2012: Thursday, Oct. 4, 5 p.m. at Kings Mountain Hospital Thursday, Dec. 20, 5 p.m. at Cleveland Regional Medical Center
Hospice Reflections â€“ The grief sharing group meetings are Tuesdays: August 28, Sept. 4, 11 at 11:30 a.m. â€“ 1 p.m. at Hospice Cleveland County Administration Building. No cost and open to anyone who has lost a loved one. Please RSVP to 704-487-4677 ext. 166 if you plan to attend.
Arts & Entertainment Charlotte Shakespeare Festival â€“ Through Aug. 26, at the Green Uptown, Charlotte, 704-625-1288, www.charlottespeare.com . Free admission. WineDown Friday concert featuring JT Fitch â€“ Friday, Aug. 24, 7 p.m. at Owlâ€™s Eye Vineyard, 1414 Metcalf Rd., Shelby. No charge for admission. 704471-9196. Owlseyevineyard.com WineDown Friday concert with Josh Allison and Tyler Melton â€“ Friday, Aug. 31, 7 p.m. at Owlâ€™s Eye Vineyard, 1414 Metcalf Rd., Shelby. No charge for admission. 704-471-9196. Owlseyevineyard.com The Harris Brothers in concert with Darin and Brooke Aldridge â€“ Aug. 31, 8 p.m. at the Joy Performance Center, 202 S. Railroad Ave., Kings Mountain. Tickets - $15, available at the Joy, KM Animal Hospital, KM Chamber office, Shelby Music Center, Shelby Drug and Alliance Bank in Kings Mountain. Unique â€œAmericanaâ€? music, blues mixed with traditional Appalachian music, jazz, country, bluegrass and rock â€˜nâ€™ roll. 704-445-3437
Patrick Senior Center Activities All events, unless otherwise listed will be at the Patrick Senior Center, 909 E. King St., Kings Mountain. â€“ Journey Coffee and Conversation â€“ Aug. 23, noon1 p.m. â€“ Free education session on diabetes management â€“ Aug. 27, 2-4 p.m. â€“ HL Exercise Class â€“ 9-9:30 a.m., every Monday and Friday.
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â€“ Ceramics â€“ 9:30-11:30 a.m., every Monday. â€“ Seniors in Motion â€“ 10:30-11:30 a.m., every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, with instructors from the Y. â€“ Quilting â€“ 12:30-3 p.m., every Monday, and 1-3 p.m. every Thursday. â€“ Low-Impact Aerobics â€“ 1-2 p.m., every Monday and Wednesday, with instructors from Shapes by Jodi. â€“ Knitting â€“ 9-11 a.m., every Tuesday. â€“ Computer class â€“ 9-2 p.m., every Tuesday and Thursday. â€“ Bible History â€“ 10-11 a.m., every Tuesday. â€“ Sewing class â€“ 11-noon, every Tuesday. â€“ Evening Line Dance class â€“ 6-7:30 p.m., every Tuesday. â€“ First Place Healthy Lifestyle â€“ 8:30-9:30 a.m., every Wednesday. â€“ Scrapbook committee meets â€“ 10-11 a.m., every Wednesday. â€“ Jewelry-making class â€“ 1-2 p.m., every Wednesday. â€“ Healthy Lifestyle class meets â€“ 8-9:30 a.m., every Thursday. â€“ Intermediate Line Dance â€“ 10-11:30 a.m., every Thursday. â€“ Bingo â€“ 10:45-11:30 a.m., every Thursday. â€“ Yoga â€“ 1:30-2:30 p.m., every Thursday, with instructor Marlene Smith. â€“ Menâ€™s Coffee â€“ 9-10:30 a.m., every Friday. â€“ Womenâ€™s Tea â€“ 9-10:30 a.m., every Friday. â€“ Wii Bowling League â€“ noon, every Friday. â€“ Zumba Gold Exercise â€“ 1-2 p.m., every Friday, with instructors from the Y. â€“ Veterans meet â€“ first Tuesday of each month, 3 p.m. â€“ Monthly birthday party â€“ fourth Tuesday of each month, 10:45 a.m. â€“ Depression support group â€“ first Wednesday of each month, 10:30 a.m. â€“ Blood pressure clinic â€“ third Wednesday of each month, 10 a.m. AARP Driver Safety class â€“ Sept. 14, 9-1 p.m. The AARP Driver Safety program is the nationâ€™s first and largest classroom driver-refresher class especially designed for motorists age 50 and older. The course is open to AARP members and non-members alike. This class helps refine existing skills and develops safe, defensive driving techniques. $12 fee for AARP members; $14 fee for non-members due on the first day of class. Participants are encouraged to register early by calling 704-734-0447. Space is limited.
the woods? What should you always carry in a daypack? Join a ranger to learn the answers to these and other questions you may have about survival in the woods. Rain or shine.
Ranger on the Ridge â€“ Saturday, Sept. 8, 6 p.m. During your hike meet with a Ranger at the summit of the Crowders Mountain overlook for your chance to ask any questions about the park you may have and look at the surrounding countryside through a spotting scope. If raining, program will be canceled.
All events, unless otherwise listed will be at the Kings Mountain Historical Museum, 100 East Mountain St., 704-739-1019.
National Public Lands Day Workday â€“ Saturday, Sept. 29, 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Meet at the Boulders Access Area at 8:30. Come and get dirty with community members at this trail workday hosted by REI, Friends of Crowders Mountain and Crowders Mountain State Park. Working on the Ridgeline Trail, which REI granted $10,000 to Friends of Crowders Mountain to maintain. Project direction, tools, water, snacks and lunch will be provided. Please bring work gloves, wear close-toed shoes and appropriate clothes to work outside. Register for the event online at http://www.rei.com/pineville
Arts Council Events â€œBaseball As Artâ€? exhibit â€“ August 2 â€“ 30, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. â€“ 5:30 p.m., at Cleveland County Arts Council, 111 S. Washington St., Shelby. The exhibit coincides with the 2012 American Legion World Series in Shelby, Aug. 17-21. Artwork must pertain to or depict baseball. The American Legion Baseball Commission will sponsor a $500 Award. The winning piece of artwork will be placed in the Keeter Stadium. 704-484-2787.
Southern Arts Society All events, unless otherwise listed will be at the Kings Mountain Art Center (the old depot), 301 N. Piedmont Ave., 704-739-5585. Events are free unless noted otherwise. Southern Arts Society presents â€œA Fresh Lookâ€? â€“ Aug. 6-31, Kings Mountain Art Center (Old Depot), 301 N. Piedmont Ave. Gallery hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Judged show on art with artists tasked with â€œtaking a fresh look at the world around themâ€?. Southern Arts Society Gift Shop - open daily Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Over 30 regional artists represented. Fine art, jewelry, photography, pottery, wood work, wearable art, and jewelry.
Kiser Senior Center Activities
Southern Arts Society, Inc. - artists meet the First Tuesday, monthly at 6:30 p.m. except July and August. There is a brief business meeting followed by an artistic program.
All events, unless otherwise listed will be at the new Kiser Senior Center, 123 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Bessemer City.
Open Studio - Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Artists are invited to bring projects to work on at the Art Center. Bring your own materials, supplies and a snack. SASI provides fellowship with fellow artists.
Crowders Mountain State Park Programs All programs typically last 1-1.5 hours and, unless otherwise noted, will start at the parkâ€™s Visitor Center, 522 Park Office Lane, Gastonia. All programs are appropriate for children unless otherwise stated. Auxiliary aids require a seven day advanced notice. For more information, call 704-853-5375. Outdoor Safety â€“ Saturday, Sept. 1, 5 p.m. How do you stay safe while hiking in the summer heat and humidity? Ever wonder what to do if you get lost in
â€œGo Tell It on the Mountain: The Churches of Kings Mountain, NCâ€? exhibit â€“ Through September 8, Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. KMHM Reverse Raffle and Auction â€“ Saturday, September 15. Tickets are on sale now. As always, a $100 ticket buys dinner for two and a chance at the $10,000 grand prize. Every 10th ticket drawn wins a door prize. Winners do not have to be present to win. This year there will be live entertainment by Harvest. To find out more about the event, please visit the Reverse Raffle & Auctions page on the Museumâ€™s website www.kingsmountainmuseum.org and Facebook page, or call 704-739-101 â€œReflections of Civil War Soldiersâ€? exhibit â€“ opens Sept. 25-Nov. 9. More details coming soon.
Balance program â€“ Sept. 18, 10:30 a.m., nutrition room. Sponsored by Compleat Rehab and the Patrick Senior Center, program will share information on how to deal with balance or dizziness issues.
Beginners Yoga - Wednesdays - 10 a.m. (every week) Beginner Line Dance - Thursdays - 3 p.m. (every week) Water Aerobics â€“ Bessemer City Pool, Highway 161 at Crowders Mountain Rd. - Monday, Wednesday, Friday - 12 - 12:45 (every week)
The Shutter Light Group (the photography club) - meets the third Tuesday, monthly, at 6:30 p.m. The photography club focuses on how to take better photographs with informative programs and sharing techniques between members. For more information call Southern Arts Society at 704-739-5585 or visit www.southernartssociety.org or find SASI on Facebook.
Library Events All events, unless other wise listed will be at the Mauney Memorial Library, 100 South Piedmont Avenue, Kings Mountain. Preschool Storytime â€“ Tuesdays, 10 a.m., 3-5 years old, and Thursdays, 10 a.m., 2 years and under, at Mauney Memorial Library, in the Community Room. Call 704-739-2371 and choose option 2 for
Action at the Y All events, unless otherwise listed will be at the Kings Mountain YMCA, 211 Cleveland Ave., 704739-9631. Pool is open â€“ Through Aug. 26, open daily, Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 2-6 p.m. Fall Sports Registration - The Kings Mountain Family YMCA is now registering for baseball, flag football, soccer, girls softball and t-ball until Friday, September 7th, 2012. For ages 3-14. Program fee of $25 for Y member, $40 for city resident and $50 for other. Sponsorships and volunteer coaches needed in all age groups. Registration forms available online at CleveCoYMCA.org For more information contact John Maynard at 704-739-9631 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Adult Softball Leagues - The Kings Mountain Family YMCA is now registering for Adult Softball leagues. The program fee is $400 for a team (maximum of 15 persons per team). All games will be played at YMCA softball fields. Season will include pre-season tournament, regular season and post season tournament. For more information contact John Maynard at 704-739-9631 or email email@example.com
Special Events Jamminâ€™ for Wishes - Sept. 8, noon-until, at 238 Cherokee Street. Benefit concert featuring multiple bands on stage outside and playing inside the restaurant. All donations raised to help grant wishes of local children in the Make A Wish Foundation. KMHS Cheerleading Camp â€“ Sept. 8, 10-5 p.m., at Kings Mountain High, 500 Phifer Rd. Camp is open to 1st-8th graders. Registration and submission fee of $40 (cash only) due on day of camp. For more information, contact Varsity Cheerleading Coach Amber Nichols at firstname.lastname@example.org Dancing with the Cleveland County Stars â€“ Sept. 15, 5:30 p.m., at Don Gibson Theatre, 318 S. Washington St., Shelby. Proceeds from the event will go to support programs and operations of Communities in Schools, helping local students on the path to success. Zumba Fitness class â€“ Every first and third Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m. at East Gold St. Wesleyan Church Family Life Center, 701 East Gold Street, KM. Zumba â€“ Every Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday, 7 p.m., Kings Mountain National Guard Armory, 300 Phifer Road.
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MOUNTAINEERS: have a night to remember; KM running back ties schoolâ€™s touchdown record
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East Rutherford receiver Stamey is about to feel the pain of a hit by Kings Mountain linebacker Alex Reynolds (5) in Fridayâ€™s season-opener at Gamble Stadium. GARY STEWART / HERALD
FROM Page 1B Jeremiah Early for a 3-0 lead, and following that with touchdowns runs of 6, 40 and 8 yards by Guest for a 23-7 halftime lead. The Cavaliers were successful on just one of their four first half drives, with quarterback T.J. Watkins throwing a 13-yard tipped touchdown pass to Stamey. Watkins got the Cavaliers back in the game briefly when he rambled 61 yards around left end on the first play from scrimmage in the third period cutting the margin to 23-13. It stayed that way for awhile, but the Cavaliers were playing a lot of people on both offense and defense and they eventually tired. Watkins left the game midway of the third period with cramps and the Cavaliers had to punt from their own 31 yard line after Mountaineer defensive end Landon Keeter threw reserve quarterback Austin Hollifield for a five-yard loss on third down. The Mountaineers began to blow the game open when Guest broke through a huge hole on the right side of the Mountaineer line and rambled 41 yards for his fourth TD for the night and a 29-13 lead.
East rebounded briefly after fair-catching a kickoff at the 44 yard line. Edgerton broke a 45-yard run down the sideline before being chased down by KM corner back Tico Crocker at the seven. Kalael Hopper sacked Hollifield for a five-yard loss but McIntyre broke through the line for a 12-yard TD that cut the margin to 29-19. Kings Mountain answered with a quick touchdown sparked by a 22-yard kick return by Trevin Torres, who was tackled by the face mask and put the offense in possession at the 44. Guest rambled 19 yards on a screen pass, then tacked on another run of 11 yards around left end. On a first down gain of 10 yards from the 28, Guest was tackled out of bounds and that 9-yard half-the-distance penalty set up Guestâ€™s record-tying TD, a 9yard burst around the left side. â€œIt was a real good start, as first games go,â€? Coach Lloyd said. â€œItâ€™s much what we expected. We executed good on offense and the defense made a lot of stops. We just gave up some big plays.â€? All three East scores occurred on, or were set up by big plays, but for the game the Cavaliers had only five plays to go over 10 yards. They were thrown for losses or held to no
King Mountain sophomore wide receiver Xavier Johnson (15) runs after catching pass during Fridayâ€™s opening game at Gamble Stadium. gain 11 times, including their first three plays of the game (a tackle for a six-yard loss by Alex Reynolds followed by tackles for no gain by DJ Moody and Reynolds). East Rutherford felt the pain from hard hits by the likes of Reynolds, Moody, Dion Murray, Jose Sappia, Hopper, Markel Hemphill, Donterius Simmons, Landon Keeter, Cody Griffith, Curtis McNamara and
Crocker. Reynolds leveled several hard hits to East backs and a bone-jarring hit by Murray on an ER kick return could be heard all over the stadium. â€œEast Rutherford was about what we thought theyâ€™d be,â€? Lloyd said. â€œThey have good speed and decent size. They have improved from last year and their quarterback (Watkins) is extremely fast.â€?
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POSTGAME: Mountaineers vs. Cavaliers FROM Page 1B
scored five against Burns in 1978 and Anthony Hillman scored five against three different teams in 1998.
KM RUSHING - Guest 25-210, Jonathan Clark 5-66, Alex Reynolds 1-2, Michael Douglas 6-39. KM PASSING - Clark 13-19-0-218. KM RECEIVING - Xavier Johnson 493, Guest 4-72, Keenan Dimetros 1-1, Trevin Torres 3-31, Phillip Quinn 1-21.
QUOTABLE â€œDashon is a good back. Heâ€™s a strong runner and protected the ball.â€? Greg Lloyd KM head coach
NOTABLE Dashon Guestâ€™s five touchdowns tied the school record for a single game. Kenny Bell
THIS WEEK Kings Mountain at Burns, 7:30 p.m. Friday.
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FORMER: players to be honored at upcoming Mountaineer football games this 90th season FROM Page 2B volunteers will be admitted free, be fed and recognized before their designated game beginning at 6 p.m. in the South end zone. They will be honored by decades. The schedule is as follows: Sept. 7 vs. Alexander Central - Players, coaches and volunteers from 1990-99. Sept. 14 vs. South Point - Players, coaches and volunteers from 1980-1989. Sept. 21 vs. Shelby - Players, coaches and volunteers from 1970-79.
Oct. 19 vs. Crest - Players, coaches and volunteers from 1922-1969. The following information needs to be taken to the main office at KMHS no later than the Monday preceding the game when you will be honored: Name Year graduated Best memory of KM football For more information contact athletic director Dustin Morehead at 704-476-8000 ext. 3054.
Kings Mountain High band director Gil Doggett directs the marching band in the playing of the schoolâ€™s alma mater prior to the start of Fridayâ€™s game with East Rutherford.
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Legals CITY OF KINGS MOUNTAIN NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CITY COUNCIL MEETING TUESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2012 – 6:00 PM CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL CASE NO. Z-3-7-12 Faunce Properties, Inc. is requesting to rezone property located at 813 W. King Street (formally 814 W. Mountain Street) from RS-8 to Residential Office (R-O). The property may also be identified as Tax Map KM21, Block 4, Lot 1 or Parcel# 13378. CASE NO. Z-4-7-12 Stella Putnam is requesting to rezone property located at 100 Gaston Street from Neighborhood Business (N-B) to Residential 8 (R-8). The property may also be identified as Tax Map KM4, Block 6, Lot 17 or Parcel#7088. CASE NO. Z-1-7-12 Tommy and Tina Hall are requesting to rezone property located at 707 Cleveland Avenue from General Business (GB) to Residential 10 (R-10). The property may also be identified as Tax Map KM16, Block 6, Lot 3 or Parcel#8254.
CASE NO. CUR-2-7-12 Patricia Cash is requesting to rezone property located at 1207 N. Piedmont Avenue from Residential 8 (R-8) and Residential 10 (R-10) to Conditional Use R-20 (CU-R-20). The property may also be identified as Tax Map KM36, Block 1, Lot 4 or Parcel#13501 and Tax Map KM4-71, Block 1, Lot 70 or Parcel#52719. CASE NO. CUR-1-6-12 John Bagley/Dale Williams are requesting to rezone property located at 409 S. Battleground Avenue from Residential 6 (R-6) to Conditional Use Central Business (CUR-C-B). The property may also be identified as Tax Map KM11, Block 2, Lot 5 A list of uses permitted in the specific applications may be obtained at the Planning Department or you may call 704-734-4595 for additional information. You are welcome to attend the City Council meeting on August 28, 2012 at 6:00 pm to express your opinion on the applications. KMH3467 (8/15/12 & 8/22/12)
CITY OF KINGS MOUNTAIN NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CITY COUNCIL MEETING - TUESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2012 - 6:00 PM CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL CASE NO. Z-5-7-12 ARTICLE VII – Special Requirement Notes to the Table of Permitted and Conditional Uses – Table of Permitted and Conditional Uses (Class B Mobile Homes) ARTICLE VIII – SR 5 Class A and Class B Mobile Homes The City as an agency defined by the Kings Mountain Zoning Ordinance is
proposing a text amendment. The amendment would clarify where mobile home parks may be located and where Class B mobile homes may be located- Article VIII – SR 5 Class A and Class B Mobile Homes. A copy of the proposed text amendment may be obtained at the Planning Department or you may call 704-734-4595 for additional information. You are welcome to attend the City Council Public Hearing on August 28, 2012 at 6:00 pm to express your opinion on the text amendment. KMH3469 (8/22/12)
NORTH CAROLINA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE DISTRICT COURT DIVISION 12 CVD 542 M E C K L E N BURG COUNTY THE CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBURG HOSPITAL AUTHORITY PLAINTIFF, V SANTANA S. WILSON AND LAKESHA L. WILSON, DEFENDANTS NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS BY PUBLICATION FOR SANTANA S. WILSON ONLY To: Santana S. Wilson, the above named defendant: Take notice that a pleading seeking relief against you has been filed in the above entitled action. The nature of the relief being sought is as follows: The Plaintiff Charlotte-Mecklenburg Hospital Au-
thority has filed a complaint seeking damages for money owed. You are sought to make defense to such pleading not later than forty (40) days after August 8th, 2012, (exclusive of said date) and upon your failure to do so, the party seeking service against you will apply to the Court for the relief sought. This 31st day of July, 2012. ROBERT G. McINTOSH THE McINTOSH LAW FIRM Attorney for the Plaintiff PO Box 2270 Davidson, North Carolina 28036-2270 Telephone: 704-892-1699 Fax Number: 704-892-8664 KMH3464 (8/08,15, 22/12)
Help Wanted - Journalist We are seeking a motivated journalist to join our newsroom team; someone who can generate his or her own story ideas, cultivate sources and look beyond the surface for the “real” news. This person will write several stories each week, including breaking news and longer, in-depth projects. Good oral and written communication skills are required. Social media familiarity is preferred. You will work 40 hours a week Monday through Friday but should be available to work nights and weekends as the news necessitates. Responsibilities include K-12 schools, small government and other general assignments, weekend events and feature/enterprise writing. Knowledge of AP Style and page layout experience preferred plus news writing experience. Enthusiasm for creating a quality newspaper as well as building relationships with the community are highly valued. This job allows opportunity for civic involvement, community interaction and team leadership. The desired candidate must have outstanding writing abilities, strong photography skills, well-honed journalistic instincts and a passion for community journalism. Also a firm grasp of evolving trends in multimedia and social networks as well as superior organizational skills. Desired qualifications for this newsroom position include a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) and at least two years experience at either a weekly newspaper or college publication. The job includes health benefits, paid vacation and sick time. Please email a resume, five writing samples-no links, references and salary requirements to email@example.com. No phone calls. The start date for this position is Sept. 4
August 22, 2012
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Dixie Youth honored Some of the members of the Kings Mountain YMCA Dixie Youth 11/12 baseball team, above, were present in uniform for last Tuesday’s meeting of city council. Mayor Rick Murphrey, above presents certificates of appreciation as well as city pins to the young people. The team placed 6th of 16 in state championship play. photo by ELLIS NOELL
KM teacher wins $2K Unsung Heroes grant Meredith Alexander, a teacher at North Elementary, is one of only 100 winners across the nation, and one of five in the entire state of North Carolina to win $2,000 for an innovative teaching program in the 16th year of the ING Unsung Heroes Awards Program competition. She is now being considered for the top three national winners who will receive an additional $5,000, $10,000 or $25,000 to bring their programs to life. Alexander’s winning project, “Read and Ride,” incorporates literature and fitness to create a new and exciting way for students to learn. The “Read and Ride” classroom engages students in reading while riding stationary bikes. The classroom would be used for centers, accelerated reader time or as a reward. Alexander hopes the project will motivate students to read and stay active physically. In addition to reading and riding, students will also solve math problems and learn about healthy living habits. The project aims to increase student reading and comprehension scores as well as help them improve their focus and physical fitness. The ING Unsung Heroes® program strives to uplift, inspire and honor educators who are making a significant impact on their students and the educational experience in the classroom. Winning programs over the
years have exemplified teachers who utilize innovative and engaging teaching methods and techniques to improve learning for America’s students. Because many educators are often under-appreciated, underpaid, and unrecognized, ING U.S. continues to salute them through its ING Unsung Heroes program, now in its 16th year. As a benchmark, studies at another school showed that when students attended the “Read and Ride” room for 20 minutes three times per week, they had an average increase in test scores of 113 points of growth and an overall reading proficiency of 61 percent. Alexander, who resides in Cherryville, hopes her students will increase their exposure to daily, healthy living activities. “ING is proud of the hard work and dedication of all of our nation’s teachers,” said Maliz Beams, CEO of ING U.S. Retirement Services. “It is a privilege to invest in the innovative ideas of educators across the United States who are preparing our children for the future. We hope the additional funds Meredith Alexander is awarded through ING Unsung Heroes will help sustain her program and continue to make an impact on the children in her community.” ING U.S., a leading provider of retirement plans and programs for teachers,
began the ING Unsung Heroes program in 1996 to demonstrate the company’s commitment to the education community. Over the years, the program has awarded nearly $4 million to 1,700 kindergarten through 12th-grade educators for
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