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Franks is big winner Ronnie Franks, Kings Mountain banker with Alliance Bank, was the big winner of $10,000 in Saturday’s 9th annual Reverse Raffle & Auction for benefit of Kings Mountain Historical Museum. “We congratulate Ronnie Franks Mr. Franks who purchased the winning ticket in the drawing which culminated a fun evening for several hundred people at American Legion Post 155,’’ said Stella Putnam, president of the museum. Franks and his family are on vacation and the prize money will be officially presented next week. Putnam said that 272 people bought $100 tickets and the highly successful benefit was the result of tremendous support from the community. Numerous prizes were donated by local people and firms for door prizes, decorations and refreshments. Ellis Noell, special events coordinator for the City of Kings Mountain, was master of ceremonies, Greg Johnson was ticket barrel operator, and Jason Falls was auctioneer. The buffet meal of shrimp, beef and chicken and the trimmings was catered by Linwood Restaurant. “Remembering when Cotton was King” was the decorative motif and featured in a brochure developed for the KM Museum by David Neisler and distributed at the event. Threads and cotton, along with a miniature of a bale of cotton from the old Margrace Mill, were artistically intertwined by Susan Patterson among colorful See FRANKS, 7A

Faunce withdraws rezoning request Developer David Faunce has withdrawn request by Faunce Properties Inc.for rezoning property at 813 W. King St., formerly 814 W. Mountain St., from Residential SH to Residential Office. City Planning Director Steve Killian said that the withdrawal request will be on the agenda for the Sept. 25 meeting of Kings Mountain City Council which has the final say in zoning matters. Faunce indicated to the planning board that he may reapply at a later date for conditional use office rezoning which, if approved, would put conditions on use of the property. West Kings Mountain property owners stated opposition to the rezoning several times that Faunce came before the board and four representatives of the group were in attendance at Tuesday’s meeting. Faunce did not attend. In other actions at Tuesday’s Planning and Zoning Board meeting, the board voted to recommend to city council the rezoning of Royster Oil Property at the intersection of Vestibule and Shelby Roads from Heavy Industrial to General Business and another Royster parcel from residential to General Business and B&D Enterprises request for rezoning from county zoning General Business to city zoning General Business. The property is located at the intersection of Oak Grove and Stoney Point Road and was recently annexed into the city.



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Busted! Partying after the game results in teen citations for three teens under age 16. Scared kids ran everywhere when officers arrived Jamie Lynn Gilbert, 38, of at the scene. Lined up in the 1427 Bethlehem Road, was carport of the Bethlehem arrested on 14 counts of con- Road residence, a large numtributing to the delinquency ber were tested for alcohol of juveniles and her 17- consumption. Others ran into year-old son, a the woods, officers KMHS senior, was said. Parents and charged with one “We hope guardians were count after sheriff’s we saved called who didn’t deputies broke up know their children someone’s were what some students partying. One life’’ said was the grandmother said “biggest after the Lt. Chris Hutchins her granddaughter ball game party of was supposed to be the year” Friday spending the night night at the Gilbert home. with a friend. Those cited to At the scene between court will have their day in midnight and about 2 a.m. court, pay a fine and proba14 juveniles and three 18- bly serve a period of comyear-olds were charged. Ad- munity service. ditionally, officers are Mrs. Gilbert was arrested securing juvenile petitions See BUSTED, 6A ELIZABETH STEWART

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Cleveland County commissioner Johnny Hutchins, above, is shown with Charlie, an owner surrender dog, at Saturday’s ‘Pet Adoption Day’. See more about available pets and how you can help Cleveland County Animal Control, on page 5A of this edition.

Hamrick honored with Old North State Award Larry Hamrick Sr., Kings Mountain businessman, was honored Thursday with the Governor’s top award to a civilian - the coveted Old North State Award. State Rep. Tim Moore made the surprise presentation on behalf of Gov .Bev Perdue to Moore at the regular weekly meeting of the Kings Mountain Rotary Club. “This is a distinct honor for me to present an award to the best gentleman I know who has exemplified both professionally and in his personal, religious and civic life his commitment for many years working for the community,’’ said Moore. Calling Hamrick a “pioneer” in Kings Mountain who helped turn the business community around with his leadership, Moore said the award is for “dedication and service beyond expectations every day of his life when some said they can’t and Larry said we can.” Hamrick won the Gateway award in 2006 for his contribution to downtown revitalization efforts and was 2011 Main Street Champion. Having seen the effects of suburbanization in the 1970’s, he chose to keep his business downtown and in the 1990’s he assisted with the formation of the business and Professional Association and contributed to the creation of The Mountaineer Partnership from 2000-2003 and served the non profit revitalization entity as

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Rep. Tim Moore (left), on behalf of Governor Bev Perdue, presents the coveted Old North State Award, the highest civilian award to an individual, to Larry Hamrick Sr. The award was presented at last Thursday’s meeting of KM Rotary Club. president from 2005-2008. A native of Shelby, born May 30, 1931, he first visited Kings Mountain at the age of

Candidate Forum Kings Mountain Woman’s Club will host a candidate forum Monday night, Sept. 24, at 6 p.m. at the Woman’s Club on East Mountain Street. All candidates on the ballot whether opposed or unopposed for election Nov. 6, have be invited to attend the meeting to present their platforms. The public is invited. Three county commissioners from Kings Mountain Johnny Hutchins, Ronnie Hawkins and Mary Accor seek reelection. The fourth candidate - Susan Allen of Shelby - seeks one of the four

seats on the board up for grabs. Hutchins, Hawkins and Allen are Republicans and Accor is Democrat. Kings Mountain attorney Tim Moore, Republican, is unopposed for reelection to his seat in the North Carolina House of Representatives. Randy McDaniel, also of Kings Mountain, is a candidate for supervisor of the county’s Soil & Water Conservation Committee. Other area candidates on the November ballot, each of

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Police, SWAT teams called in for standoff “I could easily have lost an officer,’’ said Cleveland County Sheriff Alan Norman following Saturday’s standoff with Steven Charles Randolph, 49, who fired his high caliber rifle at Lt. John Humphries as he got out of his patrol car to respond to a domestic call. Norman said that another deputy who arrived on the scene moments later returned fire back and the standoff lasted for more than an hour as the suspect fired multiple shots in the ground and declared he “wasn’t going down without a fight.” The incident happened at a house on Raft Place, west of Boiling Springs. Norman said that negotiation and SWAT teams were called in and surrounded the residence and eventually the suspect walked off the front porch, placed his firearm on the ground and surrendered.


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■ OBITUARIES Clinton Graham A graduate of the KMHS class of ‘83 MORRISVILLE - Clinton “Balt” O. Graham, 48, of Morrisville , NC passed away on September 11, 2012 at Duke University Hospital, Durham, NC. He was born August 30, 1964 in Baltimore, MD, son of Estelle Sawetsky Graham and the late Hugh Clinton Graham. In addition to his father he was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Graham. Clinton was a loving son, father, Pawpaw and friend. He was a 1983 graduate of Kings Mountain High School where he was a member of the football and wrestling teams. Mr. Graham was a devoted employee who had worked for over 20 years with ABF as a truck driver, dock worker and shop steward and was a union member of Local #391. He was of Baptist Faith and an avid Colts fan. A funeral service was held 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, 2012 at Greene Funeral Service, West Chapel, Gastonia officiated by Rev. Odas Shelton. The family received friends

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from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012 at the funeral home and at other times at the home of Pete and Larice Cook, 302 Stowe Acres, Kings Mountain Interment was in Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain. In addition to his mother Mr. Graham is survived by; daughter and son in-law Joni and Daniel Barnes of Kings Mountain; father in-law and mother in-law Pete and Larice Cook of Kings Mountain; sister in-law and brother in-law Candy and Jonathan Chapman of Kings Mountain,; brother, David Graham of Kings Mountain; sister, Janie Graham of Crowders Mountain; grandchildren, Kody Tyler Graham, Jeremy Logan Farmer; nephews, Joseph Chapman, Chuck Barber, Blake Chapman, Christopher Graham; niece, April Hanvy. Pallbearers were Daniel Barnes, Jonathan Chapman, Joseph Chapman, Blake Chapman, Chuck Merck, Todd Keener and Kody Graham. A guest registry is available at Arrangements are with the West Chapel of Greene Funeral Service and Crematorium, Gastonia.

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Former employee of Community Cash KINGS MOUNTAIN - Betty Jo “Jobie” West Hipp, 73, resident of 307 Somerset Dr., died September 2, 2012 at Gaston Memorial Hospital. She was born in Anderson, SC, daughter of the late Jessie Andrew West and Grace Wright West. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by brother, Carl West and sister Bobbie Campbell. She was a former employee of Community Cash for over 30 years. Surviving are her husband of 40 years, Terry Hipp, Kings Mountain; sons, David Burrell, Greer, SC, and Jerry Hipp, Inman, SC ; daughter, Susan Burrell Johnsonbaugh and husband, Mike, Kings Mountain; brother, Frank West and wife, Nancy, Lake Murray, SC; sister, Eleanore Hipp and husband, James, Gaffney, SC; eight grandchildren: Crissie Johnsonbaugh, Shelby; Darren Porter, Gaffney, SC; Paul Johnsonbaugh and

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Helen Roberts A member of Bethlehem Baptist Church KINGS MOUNTAIN - Helen Roberts, 86, of 307 Beattie Rd., died September 16, 2012 at Carolina Care in Cherryville, NC. She was born in Cleveland County, NC, daughter of the late John Dixon “Dixie” and Annie Lee Dixon McDaniel. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, William Howard Roberts, her grandson, Carl Grady Foster, Sr., sonsin-law, Leonard Anderson and Carl Grady Foster, Jr., brothers, Glen, Clyde and Naaman McDaniel, sisters, Josephine Sellers and Sara Stroupe. Mrs. Roberts was retired from Burlan Corp. in Gastonia, NC after 50 plus years of service and was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Kings Mountain. A special thanks is extended to Carolina Care of Cherryville and Hospice of Cleveland County for their care given to Mrs. Roberts. Surviving are her sons; Bill Roberts and wife Billie Mae, Kings Mountain, Jim Roberts and Clarke Crewe of Charlotte and Kevin Roberts and wife, Lisa, of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; and daughters, Barbara Foster of Gastonia and Joy Anderson of Kings Mountain. Special mention: Betty Ivey and Lisa Parker, both of Kings Mountain; brothers, Charles McDaniel, Bill McDaniel and wife, Helen, Roger McDaniel and wife, Orangel, Gerald McDaniel and wife, Libby, all of

Kings Mountain, Durwood McDaniel and wife, Jean, of Shelby and sisters, Ruth Sanders of Kings Mountain and Martha Ann “Mott” Wright and husband, Ralph, of Conover; and grandchildren Tina Ivester, Carrie Ann Foster Smith, Tracy Lynn Norwood, Brad Roberts, Brayden Roberts, Logan Potter; and great-grandchildren Gracie Ivester, John Winston Ivester, Isaac Ivester, Elisha Ivester, Kyle Smith, Ryan Foster, Emerson King, Tyler Roberts, Paul Teal and J. C. Teal. The funeral service will be conducted Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012 at 3 p.m. at Bethlehem Baptist Church. Rev.Chadwick Ivester, Rev. Steve Taylor and Rev. Harvey Gates will officiate. The family will receive friends from 1 – 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 19, 2012 prior to the service in the Christian Activities Center at Bethlehem Baptist Church. Interment will be in Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery, Kings Mountain Memorials may be made to Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights, Shelby, NC 28150. A guest register is available at Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain, NC, is in charge of arrangements.

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SHELBY- George W. Clay, Jr., 89, of 509 Woodside Drive, died Thursday, September 13, 2012 at Cleveland Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012 at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Shelby . Burial, with military honors, was held in Shelby’s Sunset Cemetery. Roy Lee Grigg SHELBY – Roy Lee Grigg, 91, formerly of Kings Rd., died Wed., Sept. 12, 2012 at Kings Mountain Hospital. Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012 at 12 noon at Clay-Barnette Funeral Home Chapel in Shelby. Interment was in New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery.

W.E. Halyburton SHELBY – Mr. William E. “Coach” Halyburton, 95, of 1700 Wesson Rd., passed away, Monday, Sept. 17, 2012 at Cleveland Regional

wife, Lee Ann, Kings Mountain, Amanda Hamrick, Kings Mountain, Josh Burrell, Maiden, Lora Johnsonbaugh, Kings Mountain; Danny Henderson, Fallston; and John Burrell, Lincolnton; and five great-grandchildren: Laney Johnsonbaugh, Tippy Johnsonbaugh, Luke Hamrick, Kaylee Grace Henderson, and Audrey Henderson. The funeral service was conducted Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. at Christian Freedom Baptist Church. Rev. Mike Chambers officiated. Visitation was from 3:304:30 p.m. prior to the service in the sanctuary of Christian Freedom Baptist Church. Interment was in Little Mountain Baptist Church Cemetery, Wellford, SC, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012. Memorials may be made to Christian Freedom Senior Adult Sunday School Class, 260 Range Road, Kings Mountain, NC 28086. A guest register is available at Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain, NC, was in charge of arrangements.

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Medical Center. The funeral service will be held Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Shelby Presbyterian Church. Interment will be in Cleveland Memorial Park Mausoleum. Ricky Gene Lemmons SHELBY- Ricky Gene Lemmons, 58, of 1918 Chatfield Road, died Thursday, September 13, 2012. The funeral was held at 11 a.m Monday, Sept. 17, 2012 at Clay-Barnette Funeral Home Chapel of Shelby. Interment was in Rose Hill Memorial Park in Fallston. Keith Marlow YORK, SC- Mr. Keith Marlow, 76, of 940 Turkey Creek Ridge Road, passed away Sunday, September 16, 2012 at his residence. The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Living by Faith Baptist Church in York, SC., interment following in Lakeview Memory Gardens in York, SC. Clyde L. Rhea

Clyde Lamont Rhea, 91, resident of Grover, died Sept. 16, 2012 at Wendover Hospice in Shelby. The funeral service will be conducted Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012 at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Grover. Visitation is from 1:30-3 p.m. prior to the service in the fellowship hall of First Baptist Church of Grover. Interment, with military honors by the Marine Corp League Foothills Detachment, will be held at Grover Cemetery, 403 Cleveland Avenue. Dorothy Whelchel BLACKSBURG,SC Dorothy Isler Whelchel, 85, of Blacksburg, SC, died September 12, 2012, at Hospice of Cleveland County Wendover, Shelby, NC. A Celebration of Life Service was held Friday, Sept. 14, 2012 at 2 p.m. at White Columns Funeral Service with Revs. Scott Hammett and John Barnhardt officiating. Burial was in Clingman Memorial Gardens.


Pam P. Smith A native of Cleveland County YORK, SCPam P. Smith, 49, of 142 Shell Road, passed away Friday, September 14, 2012 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. A native of Cleveland County, she was born March 9, 1963, daughter of the late Horace and Eva Willis Patterson. She is survived by her husband of 26 years, Keith Smith of the home; two daughters, Jessica Helms and husband Phillip of Blacksburg, Kristy Smith of Charlotte; two sisters, Ann Riley and Helen Crane both of

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Open house at LeGrand Center set for Sept. 23 Ribbon-cutting and community open house will be held at the new LeGrand Center, across from Cleveland Community College on US 74 West, on September 23 from 2-4 p .m. The public is invited to enjoy escorted tours of the facility and light refreshments. Hosts are: Cleveland County Board of Eduction, County Commissioners, and CCC Foundation board.

■ POLICE LOG ARRESTS SEPT. 11: A 16-year-old female was charged with unauthorized use of conveyance, $1,000 bond, unsecured. SEPT. 12 Randy Donald Bright, 43, 324 W. Lee St., Shelby, common law forgery, felony larceny, larceny of a firearm, a felony, $10,000 bond, unsecured. He was also cited for speeding and expired tag. SEPT. 13: Markeas Shaivene Wilson, 19, 612 Charles St. Apt. 8, breaking and entering, larceny, possession stolen property, all felonies, $20,000 bond, secured. SEPT. 14: Kevin Morrison Stewart, 32, 1000A First St., breaking into motor vehicle, two counts, felonies, $15,000 bond, secured. SEPT. 14: Jamie Lee Grigg, 39, 1506 N. Cansler St., injury to property, $1000 bond, secured. SEPT. 14: Brittany Anne McAfee, 19, 111 Morris Rd., fugitive out of SC, no bond. SEPT. 14: Brandon Eugene McAfee, 19, 111 Morris Rd., fugitive out of SC, no bond. SEPT. 15: Jamar Deangelo Currence, 26, Gastonia, driving while license revoked, $573 cash bond. SEPT. 15: Mitchell Eugene Luther, 45, 405 Sandy Crest Ct., assault with deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, felony, assault on female, injury to personal property, $25,000 bond, secured. SEPT. 15: Amanda Barthell, 23, Mount Holly, larceny, resist,

obstruct, delay, possession stolen property, $5,000 bond, secured. SEPT. 17: Ernest Lee Spence, 42, 700 W. Gold St. assault on female.

CITATIONS SEPT. 12: Soulath Souvannapadith, 115 Heatherton Lane, expired tag. SEPT. 13: Tessie Diana Brown, 19, 115 Miranda Lane Trailer 3, failure to carry driver’s license, yield right-of-way violation. SEPT. 13: Harold Lefreoerick Braswell, 47, 612 Charles St., Apt.65, revoked license, no insurance. SEPT. 13: Farren Denisha Mercer, 22, 115 Ferguson Dr. Dup.A, no inspection, expired tag. SEPT. 15: Andrew Mullen, 46, Stanley, expired tag, faulty equipment, head lamps. SEPT. 15: Diana Garcia, 19, Gastonia, speeding. SEPT. 15: Robert Joseph Bradley, 21, 132 Sam Smith Rd., speeding. SEPT. 15: Lio Guzman Roje, 35, Shelby, no operator’s license. no child seat belt. SEPT. 15: Wesley Ray Kyser Jr., 20, Gaffney, SC, underage drinking. SEPT. 15: Eric Madison Richards, 19, Gaffney, SC, underage drinking. SEPT. 16: Heather Nicole Radford, 26, 405B Waco Rd., shoplifting. SEPT. 16: Kayla Joyce Thomas, 23, 1512 N. Cansler

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Shelby; one brother, Butch Patterson of Kings Mountain; four grandchildren, Drea Smith, Jack Helms, Trent and Dax Spear. The funeral service was conducted Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Clay-Barnette Funeral Home Chapel in Kings Mountain. Bishop Brady Jackson officiated and interment was in Kings Mountain’s Mountain Rest Cemetery. The family received friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home and other times at her home. On-line condolences: Clay-Barnette Funeral Home of Kings Mountain, NC was in charge of arrangements.

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St., shoplifting. SEPT. 16: James Cecil Pearce, 29, Charlotte, speeding. SEPT. 16: Sharon Kirkpatrick, 42, Shelby, shoplifting. SEPT. 16: Tashia Floyd, 5075 Pennington Place, Apt. 30, no child seat belt. SEPT. 16: Leah Hardin, 41, 116 Tara Terrace, expired tag. SEPT. 16: Kevin Baswell, 28, Gastonia, no operator’s license. SEPT. 16: Lissa J. Lynch, 27, 200 Spruce St. Apt. 5C, speeding. SEPT. 16: Matthew Stephen Grindle, 26, Bessemer City, no operator’s license. SEPT. 17: Havon Shaunday Murphy, 25, 219 N. City St., speeding, revoked license.

INCIDENTS AUG. 28: A resident of Bridges Drive reported ID theft of currency. SEPT. 8: A resident of York Road reported financial card fraud. SEPT. 11: City of Kings Mountain, 1013 N. Piedmont Ave., reported damage to a sign and lock. SEPT. 11: A resident of Washington Drive reported theft of a GPS and flashlight. SEPT.12: Copper Construction Co., Flat Rock, reported a break-in by someone using an unknown object to pry open battery panels, damaging locks, wires and battery posts and a compartment door on Countryside Drive.


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Wresting match on Sept. 29 to benefit Hollie Hawkins Hollie Hawkins, 3, is fighting congenital heart disease. The pretty toddler, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Ron Hawkins of Grover, is home after her third open heart surgery at Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte. Held in the arms of her father Sunday morning at Carolina Praise and Worship Center in Grover, she wore a pink dress and matching sweater, the typical toddler ready to go to Sunday School with her brother, Josiah, two years old Saturday, and their older sisters, Lillie Hawkins, 15, and Rose Hawkins, 14, and their mother, Karen Hawkins.. ‘Our Hollie is really doing well,’’ said her father. Mr. Hawkins, pastor of Carolina Praise for 10 years, is employed by RHA Health Services. Missy Childers, sister of Mr. Hawkins and New Millennium Championship Wrestlers want to help the family with expenses incurred during Hollie’s re-

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Rosie Hawkins, left holding Josiah, Rev. Ron Hawkins holding Hollie, Karen Hawkins and Lillie Hawkins stand in the sanctuary of Carolina Praise & Worship Center in Grover where Mr. Hawkins is pastor. A fund drive is underway for three-year-old Hollie, who underwent her third open heart surgery recently. cent surgery and are sponsoring “Go Red for Hollie,’’ a championship wrestling match at the Kings Mountain

National Guard Armory Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5. A number of popular wrestlers, including America

GI, Star Rider, Donavan Cruise, Tim Hunter and Mad Dog Sawyer will be featured. Concessions will also

be available. “We all fell in love with Hollie when she and her brother joined our family,’’

said Childers who is contacting local residents for event sponsorships.

Bess racks up 400+ volunteer hours Rotary Club spaghetti supper is this Friday ELIZABETH STEWART

Kings Mountain Rotary Club’s “super supper event of the fall,’’ a spaghetti supper, will be held Friday, Sept. 21, Kings Mountain High School Cafeteria, from 5-7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 per person, children under 5 eat free. Take-outs available. Proceeds go to the club’s scholarship fund.

Zelia Morris, 2-year-old granddaughter of Shirley and Mal Brutko, enjoys a walk in the rain on the Kings Mountain Gateway Trail. She is the daughter of Kerri and Matt Morris of Franklin where the family moved recently. Matt Morris is the new pastor at a Methodist Church in Franklin and was for several years youth minister at Central United Methodist Church here. During their visit here Zelia’s new sister, Judah Neal Morris, was born at Cleveland Memorial Hospital.

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Victoria Bess, 80, loves people and that’s how she racked up 442 volunteer hours as Charles R. Walker Volunteer of 2012 at the H. Lawrence Patrick Senior Life and Conference Center. She earned her reputation as a volunteer as “Senior Chorus Ambassador� and Personal Care Services assistant and in other areas of the facility such as helping with commodities, health fair, personal care services assistant and much more. But what some folks may not remember is that Mrs. Bess was a volunteer at the very first senior center in town at the Community Center, then at the Depot C enter, and in most recent years at the beautiful Patrick Center. She was also one of the organizers of the Pink Lady organization at Kings Mountain Hospital and was on the city’s Bicentennial planning committee. She recalled that she was with other committee members when former VP Nelson Rockefeller, speaker for the event, landed his plane on the football field at Kings Mountain High School. “I told co-chairs Howard Jackson and Pat Plonk that I would have to pray about something to do for that great event,’’ said Bess. Although she doesn’t have a talent for singing she suggested a community choir and she started notifying church choirs to partici-

Victoria Bess pate. Choir members in alldifferent colors of robes made a grand appearance in the event which drew thousands to the city. Active in Long Branch Baptist Church of Grover, she organized a young adult mission group to honor her mother. It’s called the Mary Bell Young Adult Mission Group. Widow of John Lloyd Bess, she drives her car to most all activities at the Senior Center and attends virtually all the classes from quilting to computers and driver safety. “God gave me the gift of volunteering and helping

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CHESTNUT RIDGE BAPTIST CHURCH, 618 Chestnut Ridge Rd., will hold “Drive-In Movie Night” Saturday with festivities beginning at 7 p.m. The movie at 8:30 p.m. is “Courageous,’’ the story of the struggles and joys of four police officers who face the most important challenge of their lives - fatherhood. Free admission and popcorn. Take your lawn chair for the movie. The public is invited. PATHWAY BAPTIST CHURCH, 922 S. Battleground Ave., will hold a hot dog/yard sale Saturday beginning at 7 a.m. with sausage biscuits available from 711 a.m. Children of the church will be offering lemonade for 50 cents and Nachos for $1.50. Hotdogs are $1, chips and drinks, 50 cents each. The public is invited. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, King St., will present Judgement House “Final Forgiven” Oct. 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 and Regal Ventures, 704-739-2828, is taking reservations for groups of 25. In-

dividual reservations begin Sept. 24. Actors and more volunteers for the security team are needed. GOOD HOPE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 105 Cansler St., will sponsor a yard and bake sale Saturday, Sept. 29, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Voter registration will also be conducted. The public is invited. BESSEMER CITY FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH - is planning the second annual “Cruisin’ to the Cross - a free youth concert featuring “Blood Bought” and a car, truck and bike show that offers 25 prizes and free admission with no entry fee for the model car show. Youth Ministries will benefit from the event Oct. 6 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., the concert from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Entry fee for the car, truck and bike show is $20, the day of the show. Music, fun and fellowship is open to the public. In event of rain the show will be moved inside the Family Life Center.

Friends and parents of Grace Christian Academy were invited to attend the first performance of their 2012-2013 Artist Series. Nick Bailey, (pictured with children) an accomplished actor, performed the first seven chapters of the Gospel of Mark. His one man presentation of Mark was compelling and beautifully crafted. Grace Christian Academy is introducing an Artist Series at Grace that will bring different visual and musical experiences to their students. The school’s hope is to bring an awareness of the arts to show the students how God can use the arts to impact their culture for His good and His Glory.

Church Service Directory Fellowship & Faith

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


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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St. Paul United Methodist Church N. Cansler Street 704-739-1256 Sunrise Baptist Church 208 Mail Road 704-692-3007 Temple Baptist Church 612 N. Cansler Street 704-739-4716 The Favor Center Church 602 Slater Street 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

GASTONIA Bethesda United Methodist Church 3714 S. New Hope Rd Grace Community Advent Christian Church 206 West 3rd Avenue 704-739-9230 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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This pair of pit-mix dogs were rescued from an abusive home in Lawndale. Their prior owner was convicted of abuse and served jail time. They are now healthy & ready for adoption. Pictured below are volunteer Jennifer Hord and shelter worker Deb Hardin with two of the puppies that are currently available for adoption. All of the pets shown here are healthy, happy and ready for adoption into their ‘forever’ homes!

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Ed Aiken of Mount Holly built his 1903 Oldsmobile replica from scratch by himself. Bits and pieces came from places as diverse as a junkyard in Kings Mountain and an old lawn mower.

Aiken creates ‘one cool car’! By Alan Hodge

When 71-year-old Ed Aiken of Mount Holly decided he wanted a cool car, he took matters into his own hands- literally. A skilled carpenter and all-around handyman, Aiken was hit by an inspiration to construct an automobile. Not just any auto, but a 1903 Oldsmobile replica. So, using a set of sketches as a starting point, he set to work. “I was looking for a fun project,” Aiken said. “It’s just something I wanted to tackle.” The first step in Aiken’s automobile construction journey was to assemble the materials he needed. “I went to Kings Mountain and got the aluminum for the fenders,” he said. “The wheels and tires are the type that come on a garden cart.” For the frame, Aiken took some square steel tubing and welded it himself. The body of the Olds is made of red oak that Aiken sawed, shaped, fitted together with screws and wooden plugs, then gave a good coat of stain and varnish just like a

piece of fine furniture. When it came time to choose a suspension system, Aiken turned to old-time technology once again. “The springs came from an Amish buggy seat,” he said. One especially challenging bit to build for the Olds was the gas tank. “The tank is made out of sheet copper I bent into a tube,” Aiken said. “Then I put caps on the ends and soldered everything together.” The engine on the Olds came from an old lawn tractor that Aiken’s neighbor donated for the project. The engine puts out about fifteen horsepower and can propel the Olds at the breakneck speed of about 20 miles per hour. “I had to rebuild the carburetor but other than that it runs great,” Aiken said. Final drive is by belt, chains and sprockets with a five-speed gearbox. Steering is via a tiller just like in 1903. Anther amenity on the Olds is an antique horn that came from the home of relative Irvin Brendle. The brass still shines, but Aiken had to source a new rubber bulb.

Cleveland County Animal Control has many just waiting for a ‘forever’ home! CCAC partnered with Tractor Supply and Clifford Fund volunteers to hold a pet adoption day last Saturday. The animals were brought from the shelter and were displayed in the parking lot of Tractor Supply on E. Dixon Blvd. in Shelby. In all 8 dogs and 1 cat were adopted during the event, including Charlie, pictured on the front of todays paper.

Cleveland County commissioner Johnny Hutchins, said the initiative is an attempt to improve adoption rates and prevent pets from having to be euthanized. Hutchins said the shelter plans to have an adoption day each quarter about the time of rabies vaccination clinics. Contact CCAC to see how you can adopt or foster a pet or to make a donation to their care by calling 704-481-9884.

Aiken isn’t sure exactly how many hours it took to build the Olds, but the project launched in October 2011 and was unveiled in April 2012. By the way, the Olds has a name- “The Sadie Mobile”. Others have appreciated the skill and hard work it took to get the Olds rolling. The car won a special constructor’s plaque at a local show. Aiken doesn’t like to sit still, and has started another project hot on the heels of the Sadie Mobile. This one is a 1931 Model A Ford he and son-in-law Marcus Brendle recently picked up in Piedmont, S.C. Overall, the Model A is already in great shape but the ignition system needs fettling. “Marcus touched one of the spark plug wires and it knocked the fire out of him,” Aiken said. As for the future of the Olds, Aiken has already made plans to keep Sadie in the family for years to come by passing it on to Marcus’ wife, his daughter Penny. “I never told Penny I would buy her a car when she was a teenager,” Aiken said. “So the Olds will be hers.”

‘A Night with Bob Inman’, Oct. 20 Kings Mountain Little Theatre will sponsor “A Night with Bob Inman” October 20. Tickets are $25 each and are available at the KMLT box office and at Alliance Bank. Call 704-730-9408 for further information. The popular newsman, novelist, screenwriter, playwright and retired news anchor, will attend a performance Oct. 20 of his play “Dairy Queen Days” and will meet patrons and sign copies of his books. Coffee and dessert will be served. Many remember Inman as the longtime news anchor for Channel 3, WBTV, in Charlotte. He retired after 31 years of journalism in 1996 to devote full time to creative writing. He has authored four novels, seven stage plays, and screenplays for six motion pictures for television. Two of these have been Hallmark Hall of Fame Presentations. Many will remember ‘Home Fires Burning’, a 1989 adaptation of his novel. The other Hallmark production, ‘The Summer of

Ben Taylor’, won the Writers’ Guild of America award as the best original television screenplay of 1997. In “Dairy Queen Days,’’ Inman weaves a rich and evocative tale of a teenage boy’s struggle to forge his own identity beneath the searing Georgia sun. The year is 1979 and the stable moorings of 16-year-old Trout Moseley’s life have been torn loose. His mother is in an Atlanta psychiatric hospital for reasons he cannot fathom. His father, a 300-pound Methodist minister who rides a motorcycle, has begun delivering sermons comparing Jesus to Elvis and the Holy Ghost to his college football coach. Moving back to the small Southern town that bears his family name, Trout is caught between ancestral traditions and the need to create an identity of his own. Through Inman’s skillful writing, the characters pulse with life, crackle with energy and leave an ineradicable stamp upon Trout’s impressionable soul and he watching audience as well.

Attorney to answer questions on veterans benefits Attorney-at-Law Jesse Bone will explain to veterans how to get the benefits they deserve at a meeting Thursday, Oct. 4. The meeting, which is free of charge and open to any veteran or family member, will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Life Enrichment Center Adult Day Health Service in Shelby. Life Enrichment Center is located at 110 Life Enrichment Blvd., just off Fallston Road, between Teddy and Meekins Law Office and Cornerstone Dental Associates. Handicap parking is located behind Life Enrichment near the meeting room. For more information, please call Linda at 704.484.0405 or email:

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Inman is a native of Elba, Alabama, where he began his writing career in junior high school with his hometown weekly newspaper. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Alabama with Bachelor and Masters degrees. He and his wife, Paulette, currently live in Boone and Conover. At right: Bob Inman

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BUSTED: partying after the game results in teen citations From page 1A under $5,000 secured bond. Her son was arrested under $2500 secured bond. Their court appearance is Sept. 21 in Cleveland County District Court. “We hope we saved someone’s life, that’s our goal,’’ said Lt. Chris Hutchins, of the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Department, who said there could have been as many as 100 teenagers inside and outside the Gilbert house and many of them with cars. Hutchins said he learned about the party from a Facebook and Twitter post by one of the party-goers on the Internet. He said the department also received a tip that a large crowd was at the residence. A back up call brought other deputies and state highway patrolmen to the scene. They also assisted in

processing those cited and in notifying guardians. “I was called after 1 a.m. to pick up my granddaughter who was supposed to be at a friend’s house,’’ said one Kings Mountain grandmother, adding, “she’s been disciplined, no car, no cell phone.’’ The teen said she wanted to experience what others were experiencing at parties and the talk at school was that Friday’s party was the biggest and best. The cheerleader said some of her friends aren’t on the team this week and that some players were benched by their coaches. KMHS Principal Ronny Funderburke said he could make no comment. Said Sheriff Alan Norman, “Our goal is to save kids’ lives, not to mess their careers up, it’s just unfortunate.” “Let’s hope this incident was a lesson they remember,’’ said officers.

This ‘Cute Critter’ from the 2011 contest drew the attention of some onlookers. Register your “Cute Critter” now for the always favorite “Cute Critters Contest” at the 10th anniversary Gateway Festival Saturday, Oct. 6, at Kings Mountain’s Patriot’s Park. This free pet contest will be held at 12 noon at the Gazebo. Registration forms are available on line at, or interested pet owners can pick up a copy at City Hall, Pawsitive Touch Grooming or the Kings Mountain Chamber office. “ ‘’We’re excited about being a sponsor for this fun and funny beauty con-

test,” said Lindsay Tallent, owner of Pawsitive Touch Grooming. “We’ll be at the Gateway Festival with Andromeda Pet Care, and we look forward, with our judges, in finding the best looking pets in Kings Mountain!” Lindsay added. Six categories will be judged including: Best Dressed, Most Revolutionary, Best Look-a-like, Best Ears, Best Eyes, Best Tail, Funniest and Best Overall. Top prize will be $25 with other prizes to be awarded for runnersup. The entry is free but donations will

be accepted to benefit of the Cleveland County Humane Society. “This is a great way for the public to better understand the unique service that is offered by the Humane Society and all they do to help animals”, said Ellis Noell, Kings Mountain Event Director. The Gateway Festival is celebrating its’ 10th year anniversary with multiple venues around town with a free shuttle running continuously. The Gateway Festival is free to the public.

Brackett joins Moore’s law office NC Rep. Tim Moore, Kings Mountain attorney, has announced that attorney Justin Brackett has joined his firm at 305 East King Street in the general practice of law. Brackett attended law school at Oklahoma City University and graduated sixth out of 171 in his class, receiving his Juris Doctor degree summa cum laude (with highest honors). He previously received his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from North Carolina State University, also graduating summa cum laude. During his time in Oklahoma City, Brackett worked for Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma City assisting clients in handling domestic

STANDOFF: police, swat teams called in From page 1A Deputies took the man into custody. Randolph was charged with assault with a deadly weapon on a government official and resisting arrest and jailed about 7:26 p.m. in the Cleveland County Detention Center without bond. “Hopefully the judicial system will see fit to keep

this individual incarcerated during the process,’’ said Norman, adding, he needs to be prosecuted to the fullest extent and held responsible for assault on a sheriff’s deputy. The judicial system needs to send a message.” Said Norman, “This is a reminder that no call in law enforcement is a routine call.”

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matters. Brackett previously worked for the North Carolina House of Representa-


tives as an intern and as Judiciary Committee staff assistant. He also worked for the Law Office of Tim Moore as a legal intern following his first year of law school. Brackett’s practice will focus on litigation in a number of areas including Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Domestic & Family Law including divorce and child custody, as well as transactional matters such as wills, powers of at-

NC Rep. Tim Moore, right, Kings Mountain attorney, welcomes a new attorney Justin Brackett to his staff at his Law Office at 305 E. King Street. torney and real estate. A life-long resident of Cleveland County, Brackett was raised in Mooresboro and attends Camps Creek Baptist Church. He is a 2005 graduate of Crest High School and is also an Eagle Scout.

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SEPT. 12: Piedmont Reality Companies, Lincolnton, reported a break-in on Alpine Drive and theft of 800 square feet of carpet and padding and a ceiling fan. SEPT. 13: A resident of Galilee Church Rd. reported identity theft. SEPT. 13: Dollar General, 1012 Shelby Rd., reported shoplifting. SEPT. 14: A resident of First Street reported a break-in to a motor vehicle, larceny and damage to property and a break-in to her home and theft of a large number of items including a laptop and other electronic equipment. SEPT. 14: A resident of W. Gold St. reported theft of a red Scooter valued at $1,000. SEPT. 14: A resident of First Street reported a vehicle break-in. SEPT. 14: D&B Transport, 410 Canterbury Rd., reported theft of trailer rims and a rotator core from a trailer. SEPT. 14: A resident of Gaffney, SC reported that four tires on his car were cut while parked on Center Street. SEPT. 14: A resident of Julian Place reported theft of a Tao silver and back Scooter valued at $750. SEPT. 15: A resident of Cherokee Street reported theft of a Xbox 360, sensor bar and Yamaha sound receiver. SEPT. 16: McDonald’s, 1013 Shelby Rd., reported that a customer passed two bogus $100 bills. SEPT. 16: Dollar General, 1012 Shelby Rd., reported shoplifting of two cases of soft drinks. WRECKS SEPT. 2 : Officer F. L. Wittington said that a child knocked a car out of gear at Mountain Rest Cemetery and it rolled backward into a head stone doing slight damage to the car. The 2006 Chevrolet was operated by Laura Rae Bridges of Grover. SEPT. 11: Mark Donald Campbell, 64, on a riding lawnmower, was struck by a 2006 Jeep operated by Alexis Noel Carringer, 21, 159 Camelot Court. Police reported that Carringer said she “came over a hill on Cansler Street and hit the brakes and slid into the tractor in the roadway.” Campbell sustained a cut to his head and was transported by KM Rescue Squad to Cleveland Regional Medical Center in Shelby for treatment. Property damage to

the vehicle was estimated at $1,000. SEPT. 12: Officer S. M. Skinner said a 16-year-old female student was attempting to park her 2003 Ford beside a parked 2001 Ford at Kings Mountain High School and caused slight damage to both vehicles. SEPT. 13: Officer Chris A. McKnight said that Ben Lockhart of Grover was driving his 2000 Ford on Canterbury Road and a deer ran out in front of him. Estimated damage to the vehicle is $1,000. SEPT. 13: Officer J. L. Dee cited Tessie Diana Brown, 115 Miranda Lane Trailer 3, with failure to yield right-of-way and failure to carry a driver’s license after a wreck on US 74 Business involving her 1999 Ford and two other vehicles. He said Brown and a 2008 Ford operated by Tina Riggan of Gastonia were leaving the parking lot of Little Caesars. Brown struck a 2006 Chevy operated by Jason Butler, 700 Sandhurst Dr. and backed into the Riggan 2008 Ford. Total property damages were estimated at $2,000. SEPT. 13: Officer David Warlick said a 1993 Chevrolet operated by Alicia Stroup of Grover rear-ended a 2000 Toyota operated by Racheal Williams of Grover. The accident happened on E. Gold Street at Deal and Biddix Streets. Property damages were estimated at $2,000. SEPT. 14: Cpl. D. K. Davis said that a 2012 Suba operated by Ada Ellis, 481 Alex D. Owens Rd., struck a Freightliner truck operated by Larece Folden of Bidwel, Ohio and then flipped across a fence on I-85 north. Ellis said her leg became numb and she couldn’t stop her vehicle which was damaged $35,000. Estimated damage to the truck was $5,000. SEPT. 15: Cpl. D. K. Davis said that Virgil Cox, 1004 Linwood Rd., operating a 2000 Honda, reported that the sun blinded him and his vehicle struck a 2012 Toyota owned by Glenn Alan Skidmore II, 314 E. Ridge Street. Property damages w e re estimated at $5,000. SEPT. 15: Cpl. D. K. Davis charged Jeffery Todd McSwain, 118 Parkdale Circle, with DWI on N. Cansler Street. McSwain said another car was too close to him and he moved over, lost control of his 2009 Honda and hit curb doing slight damage to the car.

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St. Peter Missionary Baptist dedicates new sanctuary GROVER - Pastor William Thompson and speakers at worship services called Sunday’s dedication of the new sanctuary at St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church, 116 Poplar Drive, a “grand day for celebration.” The $800,000 debt-free church project included the church building of which Crescent Metal Structures, Inc. was contractor, and also new pews, chandeliers and addition to the parking lot. The handsome building adjoins the Family Life Center built in 1997. ‘It’s really been a labor of love for our congregation of 400,’’ said the pastor, who said the next project will be renovation of the old sanctuary for a Youth Empowerment Center, a computer lab and lounge for 250 young people to hold services on Sunday at the same time as adult worshipers. The facility will also house special events and even homework sessions for youth in the afternoons. Thompson said that renovations to the old sanctuary is targeted for completion

The new sanctuary of St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church in Grover was dedicated Sunday. The $800,000 debt-free project was celebrated by the large congregation and visitors. by next summer. “Sometimes children get bored in adult church and this is a new generation, a global generation of young people and our church is very youth driven,’’ said Thompson, explaining a real need for an Empowerment Center. He added, “They need a place to hang out and we have a passion and a vision to bring more youth from a wide area of the community - Blacksburg, SC, Kings Mountain, Earl, Shelby,’ he said, adding that in the new Em-

powerment Center worship services will identify with youth in the way they worship, not who they worship. “We are excited how God has blessed us,’’ said Thompson. Ken Payne, Multi-Cultural Minister of the NC Baptist State Convention, was the speaker at the 11 a.m. service. Kathy Feemster, a daughter of the congregation and co-pastor of Miracle Tabernacle in Kings Mountain, was speaker at the 8 a.m. service. The ceremonial “burning

of a note” to represent a debt free congregation, was held at the 2 p.m. dedication service. The church is located just inside the city limits of Grover. Thompson conducts an 8 a.m. service for some 150 worshipers and a 11 a.m. service for some 300-400 worshipers each Sunday. Youth services on Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. attract some 85 young people. Other events for youth are also held on Mondays and Tuesdays, including karate and other activities.

Woman’s Club prepares for Fall Festival Lois Blanton Club Reporter

Plans are underway for the annual Fall Festival of Kings Mountain Woman’s Club to be held Wednesday, Oct. 17. Turkey and ham with all the trimmings will be served and tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for children under 6. A feature of the Festival will again be “Transformation Art” and everyone is invited

to join in the fun of transforming recyclables into a work of art. Call Johann Sherrill at 704-739-0405 or any member for lunch and supper tickets and Johnsie ReavIs, 704-739-2056, for more information about “Transformation Art.” The general meeting of the KM Woman’s club was called to order by President Betty Gamble on Aug. 27 at 6 p.m. wiTh 24 membeRs present.

Betty Benton gave the devotional, “Today is the Tomorrow we worried about YestErday.” Minutes of the previOus meeting wEre distributed as well as the treasurer’s report. The club voted to publish a second cookbook entitled,’’ Monumental Recipes Volume II. The hope to collect 800 recipes from a wide range of people. Anyone desiring to contribute may call Ann Bennett at 704-739-

7789. Club members are collecting warm-up pants/tops for adults and children for use at Kings Mountain Hospital. Sometimes patients are admitted following a wreck and when discharged don’t have clothing to wear home. The club will sponsor a student crafts contest for students in grades 6-8 and 912. Call Tonya wilson at 704-739-1736 for more information. Linda Appling, Betty Sue Morris, Shelley Eagan and Betty Benton served refreshments during a social hour after the meeting.

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HAMRICK: honored with Old North State Award Thursday From page 1A Warlick/Hamrick with son, Larry Jr. and a North Carolina real estate broker since 1968. Hamrick is a 1949 graduate of Shelby High School and a 1953 graduate of UNC in Chapel Hill with BS in Business Administration. He served in the US Marine Corps as Captain in the Reserves from 1963-60 including three years active duty. Long active in Central United Methodist Church, he is past chair of the finance committee and administrative board, former president of the Rotary Club and has held perfect attendance in Rotary since August 1968, is a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow and Silver Beaver recipient in the Boy Scouts of America. A past chairman of the Cleveland County Planning and Solid Waste Boards, he is a past president of both KM and Cleveland County Board of Realtors, past chairman of trustees of Cleveland Regional Medical Center, served on the board of Crawley Memorial Hospi-

tal and was past founding director of Carolina State Bank and past director of First Charter Bank. Hamrick is past president of the Kings Mountain Historical Museum and he ad his wife, Evelyn, are active in the museum activities. He is past chair and board member of the Cleveland Community College Foundation and of Cleveland Community Foundation. A former board member of Cleveland YMCA, he served on the executive board of Piedmont Boy Scout Council and as director of Kings Mountain National Military Park Brigade of Friends. Hamrick and his wife, the former Evelyn Spencer of Raleigh, reside on Townsend Terrace. They have two sons: Larry Hamrick Jr. and wife, Florrie and Rev. Patrick S. Hamrick and wife, Rev. Laura B. Hamrick, and three grandchildren: Lindsay Hamrick, Molly Hamrick and Dunn Hamrick. “I am just so humbled with this award,’’ says Hamrick.

FRANKS: is big winner From page 1A sunflowers and lights as the centerpiece for the ballroom. “Harvest,’’ a local band, played for the event. The names of sponsors, donors, and businesses contributing to the event were listed in the program. ‘It is the mission of the Kings Mountain Historical Museum to inform the public of the history of our city and the surrounding area of North Carolina by exhibiting and preserving the collection

in which we have been entrusted,’’ said Putnam, adding,”Thanks to all for supporting our mission and please plan on visiting the museum in the near future.’’ Members of the fundraising committee organizing the event were Priscilla Mauney, chairman; Stella Putnam, vice-chairman, and Susan Champion, Linda Dixon, Sara Griffin, Reba Harper, Evelyn and Larry Hamrick, Sandra Murphrey and Diane Toffolo.

CANDIDATE FORUM From page 1A whom has been issued an invitation to participate in the forum, are: Patsy Keever and Patrick McHenry, candidates for the US House of Representatives, District 10;

Gwynn Radeker, Meredith Shuford, and Larry Wilson, candidates for District Court Judge District 27B, and unopposed candidates for District 27B Judges Anna Foster and Dean Black; and Bonnie Reese, Register of Deeds.

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Corn maze open Grover’s Pumpkin Festival, which last year brought thousands to Grover for a fun event, will be held Oct. 27 from noon until 8 p.m. Downtown and Cleveland Avenue will be buzzing with kids activities, a corn maze, pumpkin carving, headless carriage rides, trick or treaters, live entertainment, crafts and food vendors. The corn maze, open every Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m Sept 22, Sept. 29, Oct.6, Oct. 13, Oct. 20 until 10 p.m. and Oct. 27, is located on Cleveland Avenue behind Shiloh Presbyterian Church. Admission is $3 per person. The maze is a challenge to find six hidden trick-or-treaters. As you discover them, check the boxes on he map and the checked boxes will help you locate where you are in the maze. Turn the completed sheet at the exit and it will be entered for a prize drawing on festival day.

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Shelby at Kings Mountain Friday Kings Mountain and Shelby renew the longest rivalry in North Carolina Friday night when the Golden Lions come to the east side of Buffalo Creek for a 7:30 kickoff at KM’s John Gamble Stadium. Both teams are in need of a victory as they hit the stretch run of their conference seasons next week. The Lions come in with a 1-4 overall record, but Mountaineer coach Greg Lloyd warns not to pay too much attention to that because the Lions have played some of the top football teams in the state, including A.L. Brown, Crest, Ashbrook and Freedom. The Lions’ lone victory was over perennial 2A power Lincolnton. “They’ve played a very tough schedule,” Lloyd says. “They’re battle tested, and that’s a big concern for us.” The Lions have their usual speed in the backfield, and have been successful

in their new spread offense with Spencer Clark completing a lot of passes for big yardage. Their 4-3 defense is good, as usual. Kings Mountain comes in with a 23 overall record and will have several key players on the sidelines. Phillip Quinn injured his ankle in last week’s game with South Point and is questionable at best for this week. Safety Jose Sappia had a possible concussion Friday, and if that proves to be the case he will have to sit out this week. Defensive back Curtis McNamara will be out because he was ejected from last week’s game. Defensive end Dion Murray missed last week’s game with a shoulder injury. Lloyd hopes he will be back. “We’ll have to have some people step up,” Lloyd said. Lloyd has been pleased with his offense and special teams of late. The

Mountaineers have had a good balance of running and passing. Junior DaShon Guest has accumulated 737 yards rushing in five games and senior quarterback Jonathan Clark hit the 1,000-yard passing mark for the second year in a row in last week’s win over South Point. Sophomore Xavier Johnson (348) and senior Trevin Torres (312) have combined for 660 yards on pass receptions. “I was pleased with how we ran the ball last week,” Lloyd said. “We were very balanced on offense but we still left a couple of touchdowns out there. We blocked really well and I was pleased with our special teams. Clark threw the ball on the money.” “We just couldn’t get South Point stopped,” he added. “Their fullback hits the hole so quick. You have to give them credit. They’re averaging 50 points for a reason.”

Quick-strike Bray, Red Raiders whip KM 49-21 in BSC opener It took South Point only two plays to score on its opening possession and the Raiders rolled from there to a 49-21 victory over Kings Mountain in the two teams’ first Big South 3A Conference game Friday night at John Gamble Stadium. Things looked good for the Mountaineers early when they took the opening kickoff and picked up 20 yards on their first two plays. But the offense bogged down and was forced to punt, and South Point’s talented junior fullback Tyler Bray covered 72 yards on two runs up the middle to give the Raiders and early 7-0 lead. Bray went on to gain a Gaston County record 336 yards rushing on 26 carries as the defending BSC champions improved to 5-0 overall heading into another BSC encounter this Friday against Hunter Huss. Kings Mountain fell to 2-3 overall and will host Shelby in its final non-conference game Friday. South Point’s redbone offense was almost impossible to stop. The Raiders scored on four of their six first half possessions to take a 28-13 lead into intermission. The only times the KM defense was successful in stopping the redbone was when the Mountaineers stopped Bray a yard short of a first down on a fourth and three carry at the KM 15 yard line midway of the second quarter, and a missed 44-yard field goal attempt on the last play of the first half. Bray finished with three touchdowns on runs of 68, 15, and 7 yards. Kings Mountain’s offense played well. DaShon Guest rambled for 145 yards rushing but was kept out of the end zone; Michael Torres had a 2012 single game high of 113 yards receiving on eight catches, scored on a 35-yard catch down the South Point sidelines, and caught a two-point conver-

Kings Mountain’s Cassie Morton won last week’s cross country meet in Gastonia.

Morton, Smith finish 1-2 in Forestview meet Kings Mountain’s Cassie Morton and MacKenzie Smith ran 1-2 in a 7-team cross country meet at Gastonia Forestview Tuesday. Morton, last season’s Big South 3A Runner of the Year, finished the course in 22:53. Smith was just seconds later in 23:29. Other Lady Mountaineers scoring were Annamarie Fulbright in 11th place (25:48), Maria Roberts 20th (26:16), Katie Ellis 32nd (28:00), Emily Crouse 34th (28:12) and Radika Patel 35th (28:35). Other KM ladies in the race were See CROSS COUNTRY, 5B

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Photos by Gary Stewart/Herald

Kings Mountain’s DaShon Guest picks up good yardage against South Point.

Wednesday, Sept. 19 4:30 - Middle school football, Burns at Kings Mountain. 7 p.m. - High school soccer, Ashbrook at Kings Mountain.

At right: Phillip Quinn (12) is on his way to a touchdown after catching a pass in Friday’s game with South Point at Gamble Stadium.

Thursday, Sept. 20 4 p.m. - Middle school boys soccer and girls softball, North Lincoln at Kings Mountain. 4 p.m. - High school tennis, Crest at Kings Mountain. 4:30 - High school volleyball, Kings Mountain at Forestview. 7 p.m. JV football, Kings Mountain at Shelby.

sion pass after Xavier Johnson’s 4-yard touchdown catch early in the fourth quarter. Phillip Quinn had three catches for 41 yards, including a 25-yard touchdown run after catching a short screen pass from Jonathan Clark which cut the Raiders’ lead to 28-13 in the second quarter. Good defense by the South Point secondary turned back two scoring opportunities by the Mountaineers deep in South Point territory. One occurred after the KM defense stopped the Raiders cold on the opening drive after halftime. South Point was forced to punt, and KM took over at its own 19. With Guest chewing up yards on the ground and Torres catching a pair of Clark passes for 34 yards, the Mountaineers

Friday, Sept. 21 7:30 - High school football, Shelby at Kings Mountain. Monday, Sept. 24 2 p.m. - High school golf, all Big South 3A teams at North Gaston. 4 p.m. - Middle school cross country, Kings Mountain, Burns and Shelby at Crest. 6 p.m. - High school soccer, Kings Mountain at North Gaston.

moved to the South Point 16 with a first down. Quinn caught a 10-yard pass on the visitors’ sideline but took a hard hit as he was being tackled out of bounds at the three and had to sit out the rest of the game. South Point threw Guest and Clark for two-yard losses, bringing up third and goal from the seven. South

Point broke up a fade and then intercepted a slant, both intended for Johnson, for a touchback, giving them possession at the 20. South Point took just seven plays as Bray scored from 15 yards out to push their lead to 3513. The Mountaineers answered with a 78-yard drive, See MOUNTAINEERS, 5B

MOUNTAINEER POSTGAME PLAYERS OF THE GAME Offense - Trevin Torres, WR, 8-113 receiving, 1 TD and 2-pt. conversion; DaShon Guest, RB, 25-144 rushing; Jonathan Clark, QB, 18-27 passing, 197 yards and 3 TDs. BY THE NUMBERS SP 14 14 7 14 49 KM 6 7 0 8 21 First Period SP - 8:57 - Tyler Bray 21 run (Aaron Camp kick). 72 yard drive, 2 plays following KM punt. KM - 6:07 - Trevin Torres, 35 pass from Jonathan Clark (kick failed). 67 yard drive, 7 plays. Torres two receptions for 59 yards. SP - 2:16 - Devan Robbins 6 run (Camp kick). 65 yards, 10 play drive following KM kickoff. Second Period

SP - 11:15 - Bray 68 run (Camp kick). 85 yards in 4 plays following KM punt. All runs by Bray. SP - 4:41 - Robbins 59 run (Camp kick). First play after KM punt. KM - 2:32 - Phillip Quinn 25 pass from Clark (Jeremiah Early kick). 58 yards, 5 play drive following Torres’ 7-yd. KO return and SP face mask penalty. Third period SP - 1:27 - Bray 15 run (Camp kick). 80 yards in 7 plays after SP defense broke up two potential KM touchdown passes in the end zone. Fourth period KM - 10:44 - Xavier Johnson 4 pass from Clark (Torres pass from Clark) 78 yards in 8 plays. Guest 4-32 rushing, drive aided by pass interference and horse collar penalties against SP. SP - 9:11 - Bray 7 run (Camp kick). 51 yards in four plays - all runs by Bray -

Tuesday, Sept. 25 4 p.m. - Middle school boys soccer and girls softball, Kings Mountain at Burns. 4 p.m. - Middle school golf, Burns, North Lincolnton and R-S Central at Kings Mountain. 4 p.m. High school tennis, Ashbrook at Kings Mountain. 4:30 - High school cross country, Kings Mountain at Freedom Invitational. 4:30 - High school volleyball, Kings Mountain at South Point. Wednesday, Sept. 26 4:30 - Middle school football, North Lincoln at Kings Mountain. 7 p.m. - High school soccer, Crest at Kings Mountain.

Kings Mountain Mountaineers Athlete of the Week

after SP recovered KM onside kick attempt. SP - 3:06 - Diontrea King 7 run (Camp kick). 71 yards in 7 plays after recovering KM fumble. Drive aided by 3 personal foul penalties against KM. YARDSTICK SP KM First downs 20 26 Yards rushing 526 200 Yards passing 39 197 Passes 3-5-0 18-27-1 Fumbles lost 0 2 Yds. Penalized 105 82 Punts 1-40 3-27 KM RUSHING - Guest 25-144, Torres 4-31, Michael Douglas 4-28, Clark 4-(3). KM PASSING - Clark 18-27-1-197. KM RECEIVING - Torres 8-113, Quinn 3-47, Guest 3-35, Johnson 4-2.

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KM netters fall to Jags, Raiders Kings Mountain lost to Forestview 5-4 and South Point 8-1 last week. The Forestview match was much closer than the scores indicated. Four of the singles matches were relatively close, and in two of the three doubles matches KM teams were winning before Forestview closed the door. South Point won five of six singles matches to defeat the Lady Mountaineers in their Big South opener Thursday. “Three of the six singles were very close, and two of the doubles matches were even closer than the score appeared,” said Coach Rick Henderson. Kings Mountain faces Crest in a non-conference match Thursday and faces Ashbrook in a Big South

Alyssa Greene match on Tuesday, Sept. 25 Singles Kaelon Forbes (F) d. Maddie Lutz 6-0, 6-0; Jennifer Javornik (F) d. Katie Holland 6-4, 6-1; Hannah

Christenbury (KM) d. Taylor Black 6-1, 6-1; Kayla Penner (KM) d. Phoenix Moser 6-3, 6-4; Allison Moore (F) d. Hannah Mosley 6-4, 6-4; Alyssa Greene (KM) d. Reaganne Goode 6-0, 6-4.

Doubles Forbes/Javornick (F) d. Lutz/Holland 8-0; Christenbury/Penner (KM) d. Black/Eunice McSwain 8-6; Mosley/Greene (KM) d. Moore/Maggie Long 8-6. Singles Madeline Killen (S) d. Maddie Lutz 6-0, 6-0; Kristen Rivera (SP) d. Katie Holland 6-0, 6-1; Ashley Mull (SP) d. Hannah Christenbury 6-7 (10-8), 6-2; Caroline Law (SP) d. Kayla Penner 61, 6-0; Brooks Churn (SP) d. Hannah Mosley 6-2, 7-5; Alyssa Greene (KM) d. Taylor Rash 6-4, 2-6, 7-5. Doubles Killen/Rivera (S) d. Lutz/Penner 8-3; Mull/Law (SP) d. Holland/Christenbury 8-5; Mosley/Greene (KM) d. Churn/Janet Widenhouse 8-6.

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JV Mountaineers fall to South Point Kings Mountain High’s JV football team dropped its third straight game Thursday night at South Point, 21-7. Raequan Allen had a big night for the Mountaineers. He scored the lone KM touchdown on a 10-yard run off the right side after he recovered a blocked South Point punt. Bryan Sanders blocked the punt. Allen accumulated over 200 all-purpose yards on rushing, receiving and returning kicks. He also intercepted a pass. Colin Watkins took a ball away from a South Point ball carrier in the fourth quarter and ran it 20 yards. Kings Mountain also recovered a muffed kickoff by the

Bryan Sanders blocked a punt for the KM JV team in its loss at South Point last week. Raiders. The Mountaineers travel to Shelby Thursday at 7 p.m.

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Kings Mountain dropped a 5-4 decision to Patton in a tennis match last week in Morganton. The Lady Mountaineers were playing without their #1 player, Maddie Lutz, who was playing with KMHS in a Big South 3A golf match. “Our players had to move up one position,” noted Coach Rick Henderson. “Even though a couple of the matches were lopsided in singles, there were four out of the six singles that went to tie-breakers, which is encouraging for us. Not having a top player

like Lutz can really hurt a team, especially when everyone has to move up one position, I was very proud of our team’s effort.” Hannah Mosley and Alyssa Greene won their singles matches and Greene teamed with Cheyanne Stirewalt for a doubles victory. Singles Taylor Fredrickson (P) d. Katie Holland 6-0, 6-0; Miranda Hanlon (P) d. Hannah Christenbury 6-3, 4-6 (3-10 tiebreaker); Liz Grady (P) d. Kayla

Penner 6-2, 6-0; Hannah Mosley (KM) d. Sallie McCurry 7-5, 2-6 (10-4 tiebreaker); Alyssa Greene (KM) d. Carmen Causey 2-6, 6-3 (10-8 tiebreaker); Sarah Crisp (P) d. Cheyanne Stirewalt 6-4, 2-6 (4-10 tiebreaker). Doubles Fredrickson/McCurry (P) d. Holland/Christenbury 10-2; Hanlon/Grady (P) d. Penner/Mosley 10-7; Greene/Stirewalt (KM) d. Causby/Crisp 10-5.

KM spikers JV/varsity sweep Ashbrook Kings Mountain swept Ashbrook in a JV/varsity volleyball doubleheader last Tuesday at Ashbrook. The JV Mountaineers won 25-10, 25-8. The varsity won 25-14, 25-7, 25-11. Mary Asgari had a big game for the KM ladies with six kills, two aces and a solo block. Natalie Fedyschyn recorded nine aces and three

Natalie Fedyschyn serves up a winner for Kings Mountain High’s volleyball team.

kills, and Gracie Hunter had six kills and two digs. The Lady Mountaineers lost their first Big South 3A Conference game Thursday at North Gaston 25-22, 2517, 11-25, 25-17. Adrienne Green had eight kills and Olivia Blalock seven. Tyerah Blake had 24 digs and three aces and Logan Smith recorded 17 assists, seven kills and two block assists.

The Grace Christian Academy Eagles are one of the newest members of the Western Piedmont Athletic Conference (WPAC). This year is monumental for GCA as they have increased their athletic programs significantly. Programs being offered this year are cross country, volleyball, basketball, cheerleading and golf. Other programs GCA is planning to offer in the spring include softball, baseball and soccer. The Academy is also providing non-traditional activities through athletics and after school clubs. These programs include archery, outdoor adventure, camping and more as they utilize the nearly 100 acres of developed and undeveloped property located on 260 Range Road in Kings Mountain, also the home of Christian Freedom Baptist Church. GCA is very excited to be able to extend an invitation for participation in their programs to any homeschool students and any public school students that do not have that specific program offered at their school. This decision was made in efforts to allow all students the opportunity to participate in athletics with others. So far this fall there have been several home school students participating and the programs are off to a strong start. Daniel Woodard, GCA’s new Athletic Director commented, “Our goal at GCA is to use athletics as a way to help people grow in Christ. This fall we have already seen some amazing things that God has done and are excited about what He will continue to do.” The fall season is already underway and the Eagles placed 2nd in their first Cross Country meet last Tuesday in SalisSee GCA, 5B

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Mountaineer kickers beat West Lincoln 1-0 at home Kings Mountain High’s soccer team knocked off West Lincoln 1-0 in a nonconference game Wednesday night at John Gamble Stadium. Jeremiah Early scored off a direct kick from 20 yards out 17 minutes into the match. Robbie Lysek recorded the shutout as the Mountaineers won for the fourth time against six losses. “Cameron Hord did an outstanding job of marking the most dangerous striker on the West Lincoln team,” said KM Coach Dan Potter. “He literally limited him to about five touches of the ball the entire match. “The back line of CJ Warren, Ryan Hullender, Andrew Buchanan and Jonmark Smith played so disciplined the entire match limiting West Lincoln to just

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Sports Briefs KMMS gridders lose opener 19-6 Kings Mountain Middle School fell to Shelby 19-6 in its season-opening football game Wednesday in Shelby. The Patriots’ only touchdown came in the fourth quarter when they drove 65 yards and scored on a three-yard pass from Jacob Merchant to Darian McClain. C.J. Ross had a hand in all three Shelby scores, running for touchdowns of 50 and 1 yards and throwing a 50-yard passs to C.J. Ross. Patriot kickers tie East Lincoln Kings Mountain and East Lincoln middle schools battled to a 1-1, double-over-

time tie Thursday in their Tri-County Conference opener at KMMS. Brian Lysek scored for KM off an assist from Micah Randall early in the first half. East Lincoln scored in the final two minutes to force overtime. Neither team could find the goal in the two overtimes. KMHS netters Lose to Forestview Kings Mountain fell to Forestview 5-4 in a Big South tennis match last week. Hannah Christenbury, Kayla Penner and Alyssa Greene won singles matches and Penner and Christenbury won in doubles.

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Government Kings Mountain City Council - meets Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 6 p.m. at Kings Mountain City Hall, 101 W. Gold St. Cleveland County Board of Commissioners - meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 6 p.m. in the commissioners’ chambers, second floor, County Administration Building, 311 East Marion Street, Shelby. Cleveland County Sheriff’s Satellite Office opens – Meet Sheriff Alan Norman and share concerns every third Thursday in the month from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Kings Mountain City Hall.

Club Meetings Kings Mountain Rotary Club - Every Thursday, noon, at the Kings Mountain Patrick Senior Center, 909 E. King St. Southern Arts Society – Meets every first Tuesday of the month at the KM Art Center (Old Depot), 301 N. Piedmont Ave. Social time is at 6:30 p.m. and the program is at 7 p.m. Visitors are welcome. Kings Mountain Woman’s Club – Meets the 4th Monday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Kings Mountain’s Woman’s Club, East Mountain Street. Executive Board for Kings Mountain’s Woman’s Club – Meets the 2nd Monday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Kings Mountain’s Woman’s Club, East Mountain Street. Military Support Group – Meets every fourth Thursday of every month at Central United Methodist Church. In country Vietnam veterans breakfast group – Meets the 2nd Monday of every month, 9 a.m., at Mountain View Restaurant in Kings Mountain. Contact Steve Brown at 704-739-2725 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, South Piedmont Ave. KM Lions Club – Meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month at 6:30 p.m. at Linwood Restaurant, 805 Cleveland Ave. Community Trustee Council Meetings for 2012: Thursday, Oct. 4, 5 p.m. at Kings Mountain Hospital Thursday, Dec. 20, 5 p.m. at Cleveland Regional Medical Center

Hospice Corks & Taps for Hospice – a big fundraiser for Hospice of Cleveland County, will be held Oct. 18 at the LeGrand Center in Shelby. Food and beverage tasting from 6-9 p.m., music by Harvest and Jaron Strom, and a silent auction from 6-8 p.m will highlight the event. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. For more information call 704-4874677 or visit the website at Memory Bear Workshop – Tuesday, Oct. 23, 9 a.m.-noon or 4 p.m.-7 p.m. at Hospice Cleveland County Administration Building, 951 Wendover Heights Dr., Shelby. Participants will have the opportunity to make a teddy bear out of a loved one’s shirt or other article of clothing. Children are welcome if accompanied by an adult. Please RSVP to 704-487-4677 ext. 166 if you plan to attend.

Patrick Senior Center All events, unless otherwise listed will be at the Patrick Senior Center, 909 E. King St., Kings Mountain. A free education session on diabetes management will be held Monday, Sept. 24, from 2-4 p.m. at the H. Lawrence Patrick Senior Center, 909 E. King St. Andrea Hutton will lead the program.

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Crowders Mountain State Park Programs All programs typically last 1-1.5 hours and, unless otherwise noted, will start at the park’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. – The American Chestnut, the Perfect Tree! – Saturday, Sept. 22, 5 p.m. Rain or shine. – Late Summer Lake Hike – Sunday, Sept. 30, 5 p.m. Meet at the lake parking lot. If raining, program will be canceled. – National Public Lands Day Workday – Saturday, Sept. 29, 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Meet at the Boulders Access Area at 8:30. Register for the event online at

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. Calling all potters - Southern Arts Society is holding a new fundraiser and potters and the public are invited to participate. Donate as many handmade mugs as you can spare and those mugs will be sold for $15 each. The mugs will be filled with coffee, cider, or hot chocolate and those donating and participating can munch on Christmas cookies as well. The donated mugs are due to the Southern Arts Society at the Depot Center by Oct. 1 so that ticket sales can begin. Gateways to the South 2012 – a judged Art Competition and Exhibit, will be held Oct. 4Nov. 9 at the Kings Mountain Art Center, the Depot, 301 N. Piedmont Ave., sponsored by the Southern Arts Society. For complete rules, prizes and information call 704.739.5585. The next series of adult pottery classes with Ben Davison will begin October 9th. The cost is $85 for eight weeks, supplies are not included. Clay used for the class must be purchased from SASI. The class will meet

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Tuesday and Thursday nights from 7pm to 9pm. Beginners welcome. Anyone interested may join the current class and the fees will be prorated. To sign up call SASI at 704-7395585. The annual Open House and Art for Christmas show opens on November 18th and lasts the entire month of December. The Get Mugged date will be Saturday, December 8th from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. Mug selection will be on a first come, first serve basis. This will be a day for shopping for ticket holders and give the gift show a boost in sales as well. 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.

Museum Events All events, unless otherwise listed will be at the Kings Mountain Historical Museum, 100 East Mountain St., 704-739-1019. Solo guitarist David Rogers plays a concert Saturday, September 22, 7 p.m at the Gaston County Museum 131 W. Main Street, Dallas, NC. Reservations required. For more information contact (704) 922-7681 x101 “Reflections of Civil War Soldiers” exhibit – opens Sept. 25-Nov. 9. The exhibit will showcase the personal letters and papers written by soldiers of the Civil War. In conjunction with the exhibit, Mark Hughes, author of “The New Civil War Handbook: Facts and Photos for Readers of All Ages,” will be giving a presentation at the Museum the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 23. Action at the Y All events, unless otherwise listed will be at the Kings Mountain YMCA, 211 Cleveland Ave., 704-739-9631. 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 2nd Annual Kings Mountain Family YMCA Golf Tournament - Oct. 10, at River Bend YMCA Golf Club, 3005 Longwood Dr., Shelby. Registration, driving range, food at 11 a.m. and shotgun start at 12 p.m. Prizes to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams. Prizes for longest drive and all closest to pins. Fee is $60 per person or $240 per team. Fee includes: lunch, golf, prizes, goodie bags, driving range, etc. Limited space to first 24 teams. Corporate Sponsorships and hole sponsors needed for event. All proceeds go to the YMCA scholarship campaign. For more information contact the YMCA at 704-739-9631 or e-mail


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The Kings Mountain High School Class of 1954 is planning its 58th reunion for Oct. 5-6. For more information, call Gene Patterson at 704-482-6858. The annual reunion of the descendants of John William and James Edward Carroll will be held Sunday, Oct. 7, at the fellowship hall of Temple Baptist Church, 612 N. Cansler St., Kings Mountain. A covered dish lunch will be served at 1 p.m. Invite family members to join the group. 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.

Special Events Kings Mountain Hospital Auxiliary will sponsor a Tupperware fundraiser Wednesday, Sept. 19, from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Kings Mountain Hospital Main Lobby. All proceeds are earmarked for the group's scholarship fund. The annual "Customer Appreciation Breakfast" hosted by the City of Kings Mountain will be held Sept. 20 from 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m. at the H. Lawrence Patrick Senior Life and Conference Center on King Street. Company representatives should make reservations with Lynda Maddox at 704-734-0333 by Sept. 17. Jamie Kay returns to Owl’s Eye Winery Friday evening, September 21 for an encore performance. There is no charge for admission. He blends jazz and pop in an acoustical style. He has been featured in "Rhythm and Blues'' magazine. Operation Medicine Drop will be held Saturday, Sept. 22 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Burns High School, 307 E. Stagecoach Trail, Lawndale, under sponsorship of Cleveland County Health Department, Alliance for Health, Safe Kids Cleveland County, ACCES, Cleveland County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition, Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office, Shelby Police Department, and Kings Mountain Police Department. This is a way to safely dispose of expired prescription medicines. Candidate Forum – Kings Mountain Woman's Club will host a candidate forum Sept. 24 at 6 p.m. at the Woman's Club, E. Mountain St. The four candidates for county commissioner are among the group invited. The public is invited.

Zumba Zumba Fitness class – Every first and third Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m. at East Gold St. Wesleyan Church Family Life Center, 701 East Gold Street, KM. Call Renee at 704-9647235 for more information. Zumba – Every Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday, 7 p.m., Kings Mountain National Guard Armory, 300 Phifer Road. Instructor is Jennifer Stacey. Zumba toning classes – Every Monday, 7:30 p.m.

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Students that attended a recent day-long cheering camp at Kings Mountain High School helped the varsity cheerleaders cheer during Friday’s South Point-Kings Mountain game at Gamble Stadium.

Big South 3A Teams Conf. W-L All W-L South Point 1-0 5-0 Crest 1-0 4-1 Hunter Huss 1-0 4-1 Forestview 0-0 4-1 Ashbrook 0-1 3-2 Kings Mtn. 0-1 2-3 N. Gaston 0-1 1-4

S. Piedmont 1A/2A East Lincoln 1-0 L. Norman Ct.1-0 West Lincoln 1-0 Cherryville 1-0 Bessemer City 0-1 North Lincoln 0-1 Lincolnton 0-0 Highland Tech 0-1

Last Week’s Games South Point 49, Kings Mountain 21 Crest 35, Ashbrook 28 (OT) Hunter Huss 41, North Gaston 15 Forestview 49, Lincolnton 7 Friday’s Games Shelby at Kings Mountain Hunter Huss at South Point Forestview at Crest Ashbrook at North Gaston

Last Week’s Games East Lincoln 41, Bessemer City 12 Cherryville 27, North Lincoln 17 West Lincoln 24, North Iredell 16 Friday’s Games Cherryville at Bessemer City East Lincoln at North Lincoln Highland Tech at Lincolnton Lake Norman Charter at West Lincoln

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Stephens, posthumously, awarded Player of the Decade

Carrillo-Teran named Outstanding Student

Manuel Carrillo-Teran, center, received the Outstanding Elementary Student Award at halftime of Friday’s football game at Kings Mountain High School. He is pictured, left to right, with his brother Marvin, father Manuel, third grade teacher Robin Orders, fourth grade teacher Denise McGirt and KM Booster Club President Tim Ross.

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Yolanda Stephens, widow of Calvin Stephens, accepts her late husband’s Mountaineer Player of the Decade of the 1980s award from Athletic Director Dustin Morehead during halftime of Friday’s football game at John Gamble Stadium. Stephens, who died in 2010 of a massive heart attack following surgery, was a two-time All-Conference player in 1984 and 1985 and played in the 1985 Shrine Bowl. He was a twotime All-American offensive lineman at the University of South Carolina and played three years in the NFL with the New England Patriots.

CROSS COUNTRY: Morton, Smith finish 1-2 at Forestview

The Grover Police Department will host the Battle at the Brook Golf Tournament at Deer Brook Country Club on Friday, September 21. Lunch will be served at Noon with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. The tournament will conclude with a winner’s ceremony at 5 p.m., when trophies will be given and a raffle give-away. . Cost to enter the tournament is $50 per player up to four players per team. Mulligan packages are available for $5$15. Men, women, and teens are welcome. To register your team call (704)692-6171. Teams can also sign up the day of the tournament. All proceeds benefit the Grover Police Department for the purchase of equipment for the department..

MOUNTAINEERS: fall to Red Raiders in BSC opener KM’s MacKenzie Smith ran second in last week’s non-conference cross country meet in Gastonia. From page 1B McKay Williamson, Erica Carpenter, Sydney Morris and Spencer Burton. South Point won the team battle with 57 points, followed by Forestview with 60, KM 68, Highland Tech 74 and Crest 86. Other teams there were Bessemer City

and Hunter Huss. Kings Mountain’s top finisher in the boys race was Logan McGill who ran 9th in 19:52. Collin Foster was 12th (20:18), Devin Ayscue 15th (20:31), Will Boyles 20th (20:43), Jacob Edmonson 30th (22:26), and Noah Coleman 35th (22:52).

GCA: begins athletic programs From page 3B

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Xavier Johnson returns a kick in Friday’s game with South Piont at Gamble Stadium. From page 1B with Johnson catching a four-yard touchdown pass and Torres catching a twopoint conversion to trim the lead to 35-21. Trailing 42-21, Kings Mountain marched back down the field on its next possession but lost a fum-

ble and South Point took advantage of that to put its final score on the board, a 7-yard run by reserve quarterback Diontrea King which was aided by three personal foul calls (45 yards) against the KM defense, and the ejection of one Mountaineer defensive back.

second in their first cross country meet last Tuesday in Salisbury while the girls volleyball team is well underway with their first season ever as a varsity team. Brad McKee is the cross country coach as well as a professional runner. Some may know him by his heroic performance in the Boston Marathon this past year. McKee noted that “the

course is one of the most challenging I’ve ever run and this will give our team an advantage as we prepare for other teams.” Coach McKee’s determination to persevere has certainly set a tone for Grace Academy and the athletes running this season. Any athletes wishing to participate should contact Grace Christian Academy at 704.734.0509 or .

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Donnie Mace, who has volunteered his services to the Kings Mountain High football program for almost 30 years, had the best view in the house for Friday’s game against South Point at John Gamble Stadium. He filmed the game from a lift behind the south end zone.

Patriots cross country team opens season The Kings Mountain Middle School cross country team opened its season Monday at West Lincoln. The Lady Patriots took first place with Kaitlyn Moss finishing first, Virginia Dellinger second, Meredith Wyte third, Kayla Capps eighth and Ashley Sprenger tenth.

The boys placed third with Austin McKee running second and Landon Ervin seventh. Also scoring for the Patriots were Lane Bell, Bryson Key and Michael Summers. The Patriots travel to North Lincoln Monday, Sept. 17

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Brown needs assistance for double lung transplant Jackie Brown, 34, says it would be easy to “sit down and quit.” Her strong motivation to continue her job at Walgreens in Shelby wearing her portable oxygen machine keeps her focused. The Polkville resident, diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis as an infant, needs a double lung transplant. A graduate of Burns High School and Cleveland Community College, Jackie led the youth choir and now her soprano voice is missing from the choirs because she doesn’t have enough breath or lung capacity to sing or take long walks. Even with insurance, the cost of a double lung transplant is phenomenal and Jackie and her parents, Jack ad

Sherry Wilkie, will need assistance for a $7,000 required hospital deposit and $1,000 a month for at least a year for antibiotics and anti-rejection medicine and for relocation of Jackie and her mother to Durham because for a period of time the young woman will need to be within 15 minutes of Duke Medical Center. Jackie’s sister and brother-inlaw, Jason and Michelle Clontz, are also from Polkville and all the family is active in Calvary’s Cross Baptist Church which is heading up benefits for Jackie. Several fundraisers are planned in the county to give Jackie “the breath of life.” A chicken pie supper and bluegrass

gospel singing featuring The Griggs, Timber Ridge and the Gospel Hymn Boys will be held at Big Springs Baptist Church with Jackie’s church, Calvary’s Cross Baptist church, assisting was held on Sept. 15. A pancake breakfast benefit will be held Sept. 22 at Fatz’s in Shelby. Tickets are $8. A bake sale will be held in front of Walmart in Shelby on October 6. Monetary donations may be sent to The Jackie Brown Fund, c/ Calvary Cross Baptist Church , PO Box 367, Polkville, NC 28136. At right: Jackie Brown

Dancing with the

Stars County Commissioner Johnny Hutchins and Juli McRae Moore, wife of State Rep. Tim Moore, of Kings Mountain, danced a rhumba and to the music of “Johnny Be Good” in the Saturday fundraiser in Shelby to aid students living in poverty. Crowds packed the Don Gibson Theatre. Proceeds fund Communities in Schools programs and services. Hutchins, chairman of the board of commissioners, and Mrs. Moore said they had fun dancing with 10 couples competing for prizes but most importantly for a cause.

Parade of Tables enjoyed by all


Price turns 88 Richard Price, 88, may be the senior retired florist in the Kings Mountain area. His hands can’t move as fast now to fashion beautiful arrangements for weddings and churches. But he still enjoys flowers in the home at Elizabeth Apartments he shares with Olin Lanford. ‘I stay at home and try to go to church as much as I can,’’ he said on his birthday this week which he celebrated with Lanford, 73, and their caregiver for three years, Tom Rabon. “Richard has a strong faith in God and doesn’t know what the word quit means,’’ says Rabon. He calls Price and Lanford “an inspiration.” Lanford says they enjoy visits from friends and from Pastor Kenny Bell and members of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, Smyrna, SC, who often hold prayer services in their home. “On a good day,’’ says Lanford, ‘’ we go out to eat or to Senior Center or Life Enrichment Center and everyone welcomes us.” Both men love music and enjoy religious services and music programs on television. “We’ve always helped each other,’’ says Lanford, who is legally blind. His friend has severe hearing challenges and is in a wheelchair. Born in Cherokee County, SC Sept. 5, 1924, Price has worked for a number of florists over the years, including Stowe’s in Gastonia, Kathleen’s in Spartanburg, SC and Blossom Shop in Rutherfordton. With no formal training in the florist business, he started arranging flowers from the yards of neighbors and placing fresh flowers in churches. His favorite part of the florist business , he says, was arranging flowers for weddings.

Virginia Hunsinger celebrates 100 years of life

photo by RICK HORD

Jerelene Ware decorated this table as “Blue Twilight,’’ using dinnerware and all accessories in vibrant blues at Saturday’s Parade of Tables at Patterson Grove Baptist Church Family Life Center. The 30 tables were decorated on various themes. A dinner of ranch chicken with all the trimmings was served. Harpist Lynn Sisk presented entertainment.

Mother-daughter brunch set for Oct. 6 Katherine Hardy Pendergrass, Operations Manager at Created to Praise Dance Academy, has announced a Mother-Daughter brunch to be held on Saturday, October 6, 11 a.m.1p.m at the Patrick Senior Center. She says this event is in honor of her mother, the late Annie Lee Mitchem, and will celebrate the special bond between mothers/mother figures and

daughters. Attendees are asked to come with their Mom or daughter and if theirs isn’t nearby, they can adopt one for this special event. It can be a grandmother, godmother, stepmother, big sister or auntie. ‘Mrs. Annie’ was a very active 87 year old who died as the result of injuries she sustained in a car accident in 2008. Prior to her death, she

was actively involved in her church, community and the Patrick Senior Center. Since then her daughters, Katherine, Wanda Gilmore and Janice Raye, have held fundraisers for the Patrick Center which was one of Mrs. Annie’s favorite places. Created to Praise Dance Academy is owned by Mrs. Annie’s granddaughter, Kelli

Hardy Putman. It was ‘Mrs. Annie’ who encouraged Kelli to open a dance studio but Kelli didn’t actually do so’ until she felt led by the spirit.’ The studio is faith based and emphasizes the importance of recognizing where their talent comes from. Students also do community work and participate in various other activities See BRUNCH, 2C

Virginia Hunsinger Virginia Price Hunsinger, 100, celebrated her milestone birthday twice recently at White Oak Manor. Her three children honored her at a big party on Sunday, Sept. 2, and she was honored by staff and residents at a party Thursday, Sept. 6. Widow of Melvin Leroy Hunsinger of Gastonia, Mrs. Hunsinger has been a resident of White Oak Manor for 18 months, moving from Abbington Place in Gastonia where she had been a resident for 10 years. Mother loves people, she’s always smiling and sweet and friendly to every-

one,’’ said her daughter, Jean Keesler of Greenville, S.C. Mrs. Keesler, her brother, Melvin Hunsinger Jr. of Holden Beach and her sister. Linda Powers, of Cramer Mountain, hosted the party. A fourth child of Mrs. Hunsinger, Helen Stroupe, is deceased. Twelve grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren also attended the party. Mrs. Hunsinger is a member of East Baptist Church in Gastonia where she was active in the circle. “Mother used to love to read and enjoyed socials and especially the Red Hat Society,’’ recalled her daughter.

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Volunteers win Five Star award for 7th time! Kings Mountain Hospital volunteers in the KM Hospital Auxiliary won the Five Star award for the seventh consecutive year and five volunteers accepted the award during the recent 29th annual Conference of the N. C. Hospital Volunteers in Greensboro, Attending the conference from Kings Mountain and participating in the seminars were Ruth King, Vivian Duncan, Jessie Collins, Betty Alexander and Linda Rome. Theme of the conference attended by 250 volunteers was â&#x20AC;&#x153;Volunteers on the Giving and Receiving rain.â&#x20AC;? The seminars were led by representatives of various hospitals in the state. Legislative

update was presented by Jamal Jones, Director of Government Relations, N.C. Hospital Association. To qualify for the Five Star award, local volunteers received points for attending annual district and state meetings, holding fundraisers for special projects and performing community service, among other things. Upcoming fundraisers include a $5 jewelry sale in the hospital lobby Oct. 30 and Oct. 31 and the Tree of Love project, the annual holiday project for benefit of the groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s scholarship fund, which invites residents to place an angel on the tree for the Christmas season.

At left: Ruth King, Vivian Duncan, Jessie Collins, left to right, Betty Alexander holding plaque and Linda Rome represented the Kings Mountain Hospital Auxiliary at a recent conference for hospital volunteers.

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BRUNCH: for Mothers and daughters set for Oct. 6 From page 1C throughout the year. The theme of the mother-daughter brunch is â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cherish the Momentsâ&#x20AC;?. Pendergrass said it was chosen â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;â&#x20AC;&#x2122;to remind attendees to cherish time together because things just happen so fast,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; adding, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;â&#x20AC;&#x2122;There are seasons in our lives in which it seems we move rapidly through time. One minute a child is in your arms, the next, going for driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license, then off to college and before your know it, married. As children, we have our parents to love, comfort and guide us. Then one day, we become aware of their slowing down a bit, then retiring and at some point our roles may reverse. Whereas mothers are used to taking care of their child, there may come a time when the child must look after the mother. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so important to cherish each moment you have with each other while you can.â&#x20AC;? This is a â&#x20AC;&#x153;wear your Sunday bestâ&#x20AC;? affair. The speaker for this event is Annie Thombs. Mrs. Thombs is the wife of Daniel Thombs and resides in Kings Mountain. She is a former City of Gastonia Administrator and the mother of successful entrepreneur, Pamela Hawkins as well as son Danny Thombs. Tickets are $10 for adults; $5 for children under 12 years and can be purchased at the Patrick Senior Center, Created to Praise Dance Academy (144 W. Mountain St) or by contacting Katherine- 704-914-6380 or or by Created to Praise Dance Academy Facebook page or website:

Members of Colonel Frederick Hambright Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution of Kings Mountain, attended the District II Meeting in Boiling Springs. L â&#x20AC;&#x201C; R are Libby Putnam, Nita Caldwell, Loretta Cozart (Regent), Debrah McIntyre, and Betty Masters.

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Swimmers enjoyed the third annual Western North Carolina Open Water Challenge Saturday morning at John H. Moss Lake as spectators milled around on the banks to get a look at the competition in 5K, 3K, 2K and 500 meter races.

Aldridges to perform at the Joy and Brooke Darin Aldridge, with their band, are finalists for the International Bluegrass Music Emerging Artist Award. The Cherryville couple and their band will perform a holiday concert in Kings Mountain at Joy Theatre in November. Darin and Brooke live in Cherryville and perform in the local area as much as their national tour schedule allows. The couple and their band just returned from a swing through Michigan and Canada. Their 2012 tour has them performing almost 100 times and officially ends November 10th with their annual Holiday Concert at the Joy Performance Center in Kings Mountain. Results of the balloting for the Emerging Artist Award will be revealed at the International Bluegrass Music Awards at Nashville’s legendary Ryman Auditorium on Thursday, September 27, 2012.

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PATRIOTIC - This fire hydrant is located at 510 Crescent Circle. Mrs. Ervin Simmons asked Linda Belk to paint it in honor of her grandson who is deployed overseas.

Kings Mountain Rotarians enjoyed a slide show Thursday of the restored, elegant Joy Theatre as KM Little Theatre President Ken Pflieger updated the club on the new season line-up, plans for expanded programming and recapped the seat dedication campaign. The pictures showed the challenges in the renovation which began nearly two years ago and the hard work by many in restoring the theatre, the installation of the 224 comfortable seats, beautiful aisle carpet. Pflieger said that on the drawing board are improvements in the balcony area. Cafe tables may be placed at a future time for functions and/or dinner type theatre where patrons could enjoy a catered meal and enjoy the show. Wings and stage expansion, a motorized main curtain, side yard improvements to an exit ramp, and technical upgrades will soon be in the works. “This is an exciting time for little theatre,’’ Pflieger told

Rotarians at the club’s noon meeting at the Patrick Senior Center. Jim Champion, a past LT president and veteran director, was program chairman and assisted in the presentation. Andy Neisler will direct “Dairy Queen Days,’’ which premiers October 12; Nikki Wood will direct “Best Ever Christmas Pageant” on Nov. 30; auditions will be held in early December for ‘’Oklahoma’’ to be directed by Jim Champion in March 2013; and ‘’Fleming, An American Thriller, will be directed by Georgiana Wright in 2013. The Rick Dancy Concert Series has added Bluegrass entertainer David Holt to its 2013 concert dates and the popular Bluegrass entertainer will be appearing again at the Joy in October 2013 and has asked for six concert bookings in the new year. Brooke and Darin Aldridge and the Aldridge Band will present a Christmas Concert at the Joy with shows beginning Nov. 10.

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Yard Sale –Deadline NOON Friday 2 FAMILY YARD SALE in KM. Sat., Sept. 22nd at 707 Bethlehem Road. 7:00 AM – Until. Household items, Toddler girl’s clothes and miscellaneous items. KM YARD SALE - Sat., Sept. 22nd . 8 am – 1 pm at 1402 Merrimont Ave. in KM. Tools, Collectables, Baby items, Lg and Plus sizes in Men’s and Women’s Clothes and much, much, much more.

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Legals Be it Resolved that the Cleveland County Board of Elections has voted unanimously to conduct the absentee meetings for the 2012 general election on the following dates: Tueseday, October 16, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Tueseday, October 23, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Tueseday, October 30, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Monday, November 5, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 13, 2012 At 9:00 A.M. These meetings will be conducted in the CCBOE board

room, 215 Patton Drive, Shelby, N.C. 28150. 704-484-4858 if there are questions. The members of the CCBOE will count absentee ballots for the 2012 general election beginning at 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 6, 2012. This meeting will be conducted in the basement area of the CCBOE Offices, 215 Patton Drive, Shelby, N.C. 28150. Dated This 11th Day of September 2012 Cleveland County Board Of Elections KMH3479 (9/19/12)

Be It Resolved That The Cleveland County Board Of Elections Has Voted Unanimously To Activate The Following Satellite One-Stop Absentee Voting Sites Pursuant To G.S. 163-128 (A); Boiling Springs Town Hall 145 South Main Street Boiling Springs, North Carolina ----------------------------Palm Tree Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 1160 West Stagecoach Trail Lawndale, North Carolina ----------------------------Boyce Memorial Arp Church Fellowship Hall 111 Edgemont Drive

Kings Mountain, North Carolina These Additions For Absentee Voting Sites Are Effective, Beginning With The 2012 General Election To Be Conducted On November 6, 2012, Or At Any Time Following U.S. Department Of Justice PreClearance Notice Shall Be Given To The County Democrat And Republican Party Chairpersons, Be Posted On The Courthouse Door. Dated This 7th Day Of August 2012 Cleveland County Board Of Elections KMH3478 (9/19/12)

Be It Resolved That The Cleveland County Board Of Elections Has Voted Unanimously To Move The Following Polling Site, Pursuant To G.S. 163-128 (A); Kings Mountain South Precinct Polling Site Moved From Mauney Memorial Library, 100 S. Piedmont Avenue, Kings Mountain, NC To Central United Methodist Church Of Kings Mountain, Inc., 113 South Piedmont Avenue, Kings Mountain, NC This Change Is Effective For The 2012 General Election To

Be Conducted On November 6, 2012, Following Justice Department Pre-Clearance. Notice Shall Be Given To The County Democrat And Republican Party Chairpersons, Be Posted On The Courthouse Door, And Each Registered Voter Who As A Result Of The Change Will Be Assigned To A Different Voting Place. Dated This 7th Day Of August 2012 Cleveland County Board Of Elections KMH3477 (9/19/12)

CITY OF KINGS MOUNTAIN NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING PLANNING BOARD MEETING TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2012 – 5:30 PM CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS CITY HALL CASE NO. Z-1-8-12 The City of Kings Mountain is requesting to zone property owned by B&D Enterprises, Inc. and located at the intersection of Oak Grove Road and Stony Point Road to the City of Kings Mountain’s zone General Business (G-B). The property may also be identified as Parcel 16305.This is an amendment to the City of Kings Mountain’s zoning map which adds zoning designations to include these areas. CASE NO. Z-3-8-12 Royster Oil Company, Inc. (Jamey Davis, Agent) is requesting to rezone two tracts

of property located approximately at the intersection of Vestibule Road and Shelby Road from Heavy Industrial (Tract 1) and Residential R-10 (Tract 2) to General Business (G-B). The property may also be identified as Tax Map 4-26, Block 1, Lot 52, Parcel 56260 (Tract 1) and Tax Map 4-26, Block 1, Lot 7, Parcel 10873 (Tract 2). A list of uses permitted in the specific applications may be obtained at the Planning Department or you may call 704734-4595 for additional information. You are welcome to attend the Planning and Zoning Board meeting on September 11, 2012 at 5:30 pm to express your opinion on the application. KMH3472 (9/12 &19/12)

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Notice Of Dates And Offices Pertinent To The 2012 General Election Notice Is Hereby Given Pursuant To G.S. 163-33 (8), That The Voter Registration Deadline For The November 6, 2012 General Election Is Friday, October 12, 2012. The Following Offices Will Be Submitted To The Voters Of Cleveland County On Tuesday, November 6, 2012: President Of The United States Us House Of Representatives 10th Congressional District NC Governor NC Lieutenant Governor NC Attorney General NC Auditor NC Commissioner Of Agriculture NC Commissioner Of Insurance NC Commissioner Of Labor NC Secretary Of State NC Superintendent Of Public Instruction NC Treasurer NC State Senate District 46 NC House Of Representatives District 110 NC House Of Representatives District 111 Register Of Deeds Cleveland County Commissioner-3 Seats Non-Partisan Offices Supreme Court Associate Justice (Newby) Court Of Appeals Judge (Mcgee) Court Of Appeals Judge (Bryant) Court Of Appeals Judge (Thigpen) District Court Judge District 27b (Black) District Court Judge District 27b (Foster) District Court Judge District 27b (Shufford) District Court Judge District 27b (Wilson) Soil And Water Conservation Supervisor-1 Seat Voter Registration Deadline For These Elections Is: Friday, October 12, 2012 At 5:00 P.M. Absentee Voting Shall Be Permitted For These Elections. Absentee Voting Period Begins After Friday, September 7, 2012. "One-Stop" “No Excuse” Absentee Voting Shall Begin On Thursday, October 18, 2012, With Weekday Hours Of 8:00 A.M.–7:00 P.M. This Absentee Voting Opportunity Will Be Conducted At The Offices Of The Cleveland County Board Of Elections, 215 Patton Drive, Shelby, N.C. The Board Of Elections Offices Will Be Open Saturday, October 27, 2012 From 8:00 A.M. Until 3:00 P.M. One-Stop Absentee Voting Hours For The Saturday Before The Election, November 3, 2012, Are From 8:00 A.M. Until 1:00 P.M. At The Cleveland County Board Of Elections Offices, 215 Patton Drive, Shelby, N.C. In Addition To The Ccboe Offices, There Will Be 3 Additional Satellite “One-Stop” Absentee Voting Sites Open The Last Week Prior To The Election, Beginning Monday, October 29, 2012 Through Saturday, November 3, 2012. Kings Mountain Voting Area’s Satellite Site Is Boyce Memorial Arp Church Fellowship Hall, 111 Edgemont Drive, Kings Mountain, N.C. 28086. The Boiling Springs Area Will Be Hosted By The Boiling Springs Town Hall, 145 S Main Street, Boiling Springs, N.C. 28017. The Upper End Of Cleveland County’s Satellite Site Will Be At Palm Tree United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 1160 W Stagecoach Trail, Lawndale, N.C. 28090 The Days And Hours For The Kings Mountain Satellite Site Will Be Monday Through Friday, October 29, 2012 – November 2, 2012 From 10:30 A.M. Until 6:30 P.M. And Saturday, November 3, 2012 From 9:00 A.M. Until 1:00 P.M. The Boiling Springs Area And Upper Cleveland County Area’s Days And Hours For Early Voting Will Be Thursday Through Friday, November 1, 2012 – November 2, 2012, With Hours From 10:30 A.M. Until 6:30 P.M. And Saturday, November 3, 2012 From 9:00 A.M. Until 1:00 P.M. All Precincts Polling Places Will Be Open From 6:30 A.M. Until 7:30 P.M. On The Day Of The Election. The Only Change In Polling Sites Is Kings Mountain South Precinct’s Polling Site Will Now Be Located At Central

United Methodist Church, 113 S Piedmont Avenue, Kings Mountain, N.C. 28086. The Following Polling Sites Will Be Open On Election Day, Tuesday, November 6, 2012: Bethware Precinct: Bethlehem Baptist Church Fellowship Hall Boiling Springs Precinct: Boiling Springs Baptist Church Fellowship Hall Casar Precinct: Casar Town Hall Fallston Precinct: Fallston Community Volunteer Fire Department Grover Precinct: Grover Town Hall Holly Springs Precinct: Boiling Spgs Rural Fire Station #2 Kings Mountain North Precinct: Kings Mountain YMCA Kings Mountain South Precinct: Central United Methodist Church Kingstown Precinct: Palmer Grove Baptist Church Fell.Hall Lattimore Precinct: Lattimore Town Hall Lawndale Precinct: Community Center Building Mrb-Yo Precinct: Trinity Community Building Mulls Precinct: Belwood Community Building Oakgrove Precinct: Oak Grove Baptist Church Fellow.Hall Polkville Precinct: Polkville Fire Department Rippy Precinct: New Hope Baptist Church Fellow. Hall Shanghai Precinct: Shanghai Fire Department Shelby #1 Precinct: Grover Street Fire Department Shelby #2 Precinct: Cleveland County Volunteer Fire Dept. Shelby #3 Precinct: Shelby City Park Shelby #4 Precinct: Ryburn Memorial Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall Shelby #5 Precinct: Restoration Learning Center Shelby #6 Precinct: Putnam Memorial Baptist Church Fellowship Hall Shelby #7 Precinct: Westview Baptist Church Fellow. Hall Shelby #8 Precinct: Neal Senior Center Waco Precinct: Waco Community Building Questions, Please Contact The Cleveland County Board Of Elections: 704-484-4858. The Designated Handicap Polling Site For Cleveland County Is The Cleveland County Board Of Elections Office, 215 Patton Drive. This Is The 5th Day Of September 2012. Cleveland County Board Of Elections Publication: Notice Of Registration And Voting Aids For Elderly And Handicapped Voters Pursuant To Public Law 98435, The State Board Of Elections, By And Through Its Executive Secretary-Director, Hereby Advises That Certain Modifications In North Carolina's Voting And Registration Procedures And Facilities Have Been Effectuated For The Purpose Of Facilitating Registration And Voting By The Elderly And Handicapped Citizens Of The State. Please Be Advised: (1) Registration Facilities And Polling Places In Most Elections Precincts Are Now Physically Accessible To The Elderly And Handicapped. In Those Instances Where Polling Places Cannot Be Made Accessible, Elderly And Handicapped Voters May Vote Ballots At Curbside Or Request Assignment To An Accessible Facility For The Purpose Of Voting. (2) Instructions On Casting Ballots, Printed In Large Type, Will Be Conspicuously Displayed At Each Permanent Registration Facility And Each Polling Place. (3) Any Voter Is Entitled To Assistance In Casting Votes From The Person Of His Or Her Choice. (4) The Opportunity To Vote By Absentee Ballot Is Available. No Notarization Or Medical Certification Is Required Of A Handicapped Voter With Respect To An Absentee Ballot Or Application For Such Ballot. You May Inquire As To Absentee Voting Procedures By Contacting Your Local Board Of Elections. This Is The 4th Day Of September, 2012. Cleveland County Board Of Elections KMH3475 (9/19//2012)

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Tony Fogleman, Brittany Harnish, Carley Head, Rebekah Whitaker, Alazay Howze, Tanna Curry, Andi Morgan, Kendra Phillips, Lyida Byrd, Gwendolyn Hopper, Destinee McClain, Kenya Phillips, Abby Hansen, Alyssa Rogers, Katelyn Terry, Jessica Peeler, Nancy Bridges, Ashley Boling, John Lattimore. Not pictured: Weston Shuford. SHELBY - Cleveland Community College recently hosted its inaugural ClubMed, in equal partnership with Cleveland County Schools and Cleveland Regional Medical Center. ClubMed is a week-long camp that introduces the world of allied health to rising high school freshman across Cleveland County.

“We have been strategizing with CCS and CRMC since September to make this first ClubMed a great experience for students,” said John Lattimore, Dean of Business and Allied Health at CCC. The camp gave 18 students hands-on experience in the field of allied health, so that they could better understand jobs that are available in



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the industry. “Nurses play a vital role in the health care industry, but not everyone can be a nurse. This program sheds light on other areas of the healthcare field that students may not know about,” Lattimore said. Students were chosen by Career Technical Education Counselors in their high school. The club is also de-

signed to make students aware of how crucial science is to their potential career in the health care field. “ClubMed has provided a valuable opportunity for these students by creating a handson health-care experience. This gives a student a chance to see if health-care is an area to pursue or if another career field would be a better fit for

them. Either way it is a winwin for the student,” said Tony Fogelman, Director of Career and Technical Education at CCS. CRMC also played an important role, allowing students to come three days and tour their facilities. At CRMC students were able to see actual medical professionals working in a field that they

may be working in one day. Students also toured GardnerWebb University’s nursing school, to get a feel for what college is like for those who want to become medical professionals. Lattimore said that due to the success of the camp and student feedback, CCC, CCS, and CRMC plan to offer the program again next year.



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