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KM City manager gets 2% pay raise Kings Mountain City Manager Marilyn Sellers gave her 200 employees a 2% pay raise July 1. Last Tuesday after job evaluation by city council in closed session the council voted 7-0 to give Sellers a 2% raise and a five year contract. Her new base salary is $87,817.60 plus car allowance. Sellers joined the city staff 24 years ago. Before being hired as city manager six years ago, she served as acting manager for one year and before that was city clerk. “The city has progressed during Marilyn’s leadership,” said Mayor Rick Murphrey. Kings Mountain is one of eight cities in the state that operates all four utilities - water, sewer, electricity and natural gas. The mayor said council, which hires the city manager, looked at job responsibility and compared salaries of managers in similar size cities.
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Brewery could bring jobs to town ELIZABETH STEWART email@example.com
Stout Brewing Company, LLC is planning a malt beverage production facility at 518 N. Sims Street, a $6.5 million investment that is expected to create 61 new full-time jobs over the next five years. Cleveland County Commissioners were expected to approve an industrial incentive grant Tuesday night for the prospective new industry. Kings Mountain city officials are meeting with Stout company officials Wednesday morning on tax incentives and to iron out more details on the project. Stout officials are eyeing a textile building on North Sims Street which was most recently
utilized by a pest control business. Company officials have been looking at sites in the area for several months, talking with zoning and codes officers and city and county economic development leaders. The county board conducted on Tuesday night a public hearing regarding the industrial incentive grants being proposed for the economic development project. A legal advertisement on the public hearing noted that “the Cleveland County Board of Commissioners believe that this project will stimulate and provide stability for the local economy. They further believe that this project will provide local economic benefits for the citizens of Cleveland County through an increase in sales tax revenues and the increased purchases of local
Tripp Gault, 35, is fighting an hereditary kidney disease and had been on the list for a transplant until his insurance was canceled and his Tripp Gault funds dried up. His faith is still strong. His stepfather is fighting liver cancer.Tripp’s brother is battling juvenile diabetes. They all face life-threatening health challenges and ask for prayer. “My wife, Angela, and I have faith that God will provide, said a determined Tripp who drives to Charlotte to work 3 1/2 days a week, takes dialysis the rest of the week and cares for the couple’s children while Mrs. Gault works 24 hours on weekends. Hard times, the fledgling economy, and loss of secondary insurance worries a young family who has always been Good Samaritans, fixing goody bags for other patients at a local dialysis center. “Our family has never asked for help but if I stay on the transplant list we must,” said Gault. Five years ago doctors diagnosed Tripp with IgA nephropathy, a kidney disorder in which antibodies called IgA build up in kidney tissues. It is also called Berger’s disease. In Tripp’s case it’s hereditary, but Tripp found it out when he went to a doctor for treatment of a broken arm. After a blood test, the doctor ordered a biopsy. Tripp had lost 50% of his kidney function. In the early stages the disease has no symptoms and can be silent for years, even decades. “Tripp had always been the picture of health and he always worked hard,” said Angela. For 3 1/2 years Tripp has been on the waiting list for a kidney. For two years he has taken dialysis three times a week four hours each day. For eight years he has driven round trip from Kings See GAULT, 7A
Two-year-old Cameron Henderson picks a pumpkin in the Rhodesdale Farms pumpkin patch at the 2011 Gateway Festival.
Gateway Festival celebrates 10 years! The Gateway Festival Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. is a sure-toplease event for the whole family. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the city-sponsored community-wide Gateway Festival will give visitors the opportunity to experience the music, history, art and culture of Kings Mountain. The festival has five different venues with a free shuttle between all the activities around town. “It’s a park and ride concept,” said Ellis Noell, the City’s Events Director, “You can park at any of the venues - the Arts Center at the Depot, the Historical Museum, Joy Performance Center or Patriots Park, jump on the Gateway Shuttle, and ride for free to any of the venues.” Highlights of the fun event include a Revolutionary War battle reenactment commemorating the October 7, 1780 Revolutionary War Battle of Kings Mountain and a Historic Colonial Encampment at Patriots Park featuring the South Fork Militia and the Charlestowne Artillery. There is plenty of fun scheduled for all ages. Entertainment will be featured on three stages within Patriots Park downtown. South Meadow Stage will feature regional blue grass, folk and Americana music. The ever popular “Cute Critters” pet beauty contest will take place at the Gazebo Stage along with a performance by Dance Magic. At the Public Power stage Public Energy Services Week will be featured. The Energy Services Department of the City of Kings Mountain will be hosting entertainment . The Crossroads Classic Car Show will be located along West Gold Street at the P ark. on add to festivi-
GAZEBO SCHEDULE 10:00 am Dance Magic 12 noon “Cute Critters” Pet Beauty Contest 2:00 pm Canjo-open mic 3:00 pm Cross Road Car Show awards ceremony 3:30 pm Revolutionary War Battle Re-enactor reception 5:30 pm Drawing for passport gift basket
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The 232nd anniversary of the Revolutionary War Battle of Kings Mountain will be celebrated Saturday and Sunday with special events, all free, at nearby Kings Mountain National Military Park. Gateway shuttle will run from the KM Historical Museum twice during the day Saturday to the National Military Park. An information desk at Patriots Park lists departure times. Visitors will be able to experience the activities of 18th century military camp life on both days by the Backcountry Militia, New Acquisition Militia and Light Company Infantry. The encampment will feature military drills along with musket and rifle firing. The group
will perform other camp activities such as cooking, bullet and button molding, and basket weaving. Special activities for young visitors will be conducted through the day. Candlelight tours of the battlefield beginning at 7 p.m. will be led Saturday evening by park staff and volunteer re-enactors. Reservations are required by calling 864-936-7921 and those attending should wear comfortable walking shoes and take a flashlight. Wreath-laying ceremonies at the US monument will take place Sunday at 11 a.m. At 2 p.m. Dr. Robert Tonsetic, awarded the nation’s second highest award See ENCAMPMENT, 7A
Homecoming is Friday at KMHS
POWER ZONE STAGE 10:00 a.m Public Energy “A Kings Mountain Tradition” Public Energy Demonstration Awards Presentation
6:00 pm Gateway Festival closes SOUTH MEADOW STAGE
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12 noon Trinity Bluegrass Gospel Quartet 1:00 p.m Driveline Bluegrass 2:00 p.m Harvest 3:00 p.m The Flowers Family 4:00 p.m Timberidge 5:00 p.m The Troublesome Youngs
The Kings Mountain Mountaineers will take on Ashbrook at Friday nights homecoming match up. ELIZABETH STEWART
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Brittany Lysek. Bell is the daughter of Teresa and Brett Bell and was nominated by Chorale. Bolin, daughter of Jeff and Kelly Bolin, was nominated by Health Education club, Gray, daughter of Robert and Amy Gray, was nominated by Future Farmers of America. James, daughter of Candace James and Ronnie McKenny, was nominated by Band and Lysek, daughter of Mike and Angie Lysek, was nominated by FCCLA. Monday was “Nerd Day” at the high school and the costumes brought attention. Tuesday was Celebrity Day See HOMECOMING, 7A
ties throughout Patriots Park. Food and craft vendors will add to the festival atmosphere. “Make and Take” children’s art projects, along with a variety of art exhibits and demonstrations, will be at Southern Arts Center at the historic Southern Railway Station Depot where Moon Pies and RC Colas await visitors. A special exhibit from Mauney Memorial Library on Ready Animator, a simple to use
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goods and services.” “We welcome 61 new jobs,” said Mayor Rick Murphrey. “Kings Mountain is a pro-business climate and we are excited to work with Stout Brewing on their plans for locating their business here.” If county and city officials give the green light, as expected to Stout Brewing, that company is number four that has made industrial announcements in recent months in Kings Mountain, the latest being Badger Color Concentrates Inc., which is developing its East Coast presence by opening a facility in the former Indian Motorcycle factory building. Badger occupies 11 acres and is installing silo pads at the 50,000 square factory with 25
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Mrs. Sutton was a homemaker, loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister who enjoyed going on cruises. Surviving are her husband of 32 years, Douglas E. Sutton of the home; sons, Stephen D. Sutton, Kings Mountain, and Joshua R. Sutton, Gastonia; daughter, Amber L. Sutton, Concord; brothers, Terry Henderson and wife, Susie, and Rick Henderson, all of Kings Mountain, and Jr. Henderson of Cherryville; and two grandchildren, Adam Beason and Jordan Sutton of Kings Mountain. The family received friends Tuesday evening, Oct. 2, from 7-9 p.m. at Harris Funeral Home in Kings Mountain.
The funeral service was conducted Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 3 p.m. at Ollie Harris Memorial Chapel at Harris Funeral Home. Rev. David Chapman and Rev. Dean Harris officiated. Interment was in Mountain Rest Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1701 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311. A guest register is available at www.HarrisFunerals.com Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain, NC, is in charge of arrangements.
KINGS MOUNTAIN Larry Wells, 67, resident of Kings Mountain, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 at Kings Mountain Hospital. He was born in Norfolk, VA to the late Harold and Lucy Wells. Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Nancy Watterson Wells, of the home; daughters, Deborah Wells Cooke and husband Timothy of Casar, and Linda Wells Hol-
land and husband CJ of Kings Mountain; brother, William S. “Steve” Wells and wife, Betsy, and brotherin-law, Ronnie Watterson, all of Kings Mountain; sistersin-law, Betty Spears and husband Dean, Kings Mountain, and Peggy Goodwin and husband Paul, Cary, NC; two grandchildren, Caleb Beach and wife, Jessie, and Allison Cooke; one greatgrandchild, Hayden Beach; aunts, Virginia Efird, Monroe, NC and Margie Wells, Concord, CA; and great-aunt Anne Murphy, Kings Mountain. The memorial service
was held Saturday, Sept. 29, at 11 a.m. at Dixon Presbyterian Church. Rev. Randy Patterson and Rev. Robert Wells officiated. The family received friends one hour before the service at Dixon Presbyterian Church, Kings Mountain. A guest register is available at www.HarrisFunerals.com Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain, NC, was in charge of arrangements.
SHELBY – Don “Shine” Bolton, 75, of First Broad Road, died Wed., Sept. 26, 2012 at Hospice at Wendover. He retired after many years as a truck driver. A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, at Clay-Barnette Funeral Home Chapel, a reception following at the home of his daughter at 413 W. Warren Street.
SHELBY- Mrs. Linda Digh, 71, resident of Cleveland Pines Nursing Center, passed away Friday, September 28, 2012 at Cleveland Regional Medical Center. A funeral service was held 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, at Clay-Barnette Funeral Home of Shelby. Burial was in Sunset Cemetery.
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Loving wife, mother, and grandmother KINGS MOUNTAIN Debra Ann Henderson Sutton, 53, resident of 410 Greyfield Drive, Kings Mount a i n , NC, was called home to be with the Lord on October 1, 2012 at her home. She was born in Washington, DC to the late Ambers and Sue Jane Barrett Henderson.
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Van Insixiengmay Betty Ware Brown SHELBY – Mrs. Betty Ware Brown, 75, of 802 E. Marion St., died Tues., Sept. 25, 2012 at Kings Mountain Hospice House. Funeral services were conducted Friday, Sept. 28, at 1 p.m. at Westwood Heights Baptist Church. Interment was in Polkville Baptist Church Cemetery. George T. Carpenter KINGS MOUNTAIN George Thomas Carpenter, 47, of 510 Bridges Dr., died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 at his home. The graveside service was conducted Sunday, Sept. 30, at 3 p.m. at Mountain Rest Cemetery, interment following in Mountain Rest Cemetery.
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KINGS MOUNTAIN Van Insixiengmay, 58, resident of 132 Lake Montonia Road, died September 29, 2012 at his home. The funeral will be conducted Saturday, October 6, at 12 noon at Ollie Harris Memorial Chapel at Harris Funeral Home. Ola Mae Ivester GASTONIA - Ola Mae Carroll Ivester, 79, formerly of Kings Mountain, died Sept. 26, 2012. The funeral service was conducted Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 at 3 p.m. at Greene Funeral West Chapel in Gastonia. Interment was in Westview Gardens in Bessemer City. Mike Painter KINGS MOUNTAIN Danny Michael “Mike” Painter, Sr., 57, resident of 931 Church Street, Kings Mountain passed away Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 at Kings Mountain Hospital.
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Deputies from the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jose Luis Benitez Sanchez, 24, 1010 Dodd St., Shelby, on two counts of trafficking cocaine on Sept. 25. He was jailed in the Cleveland County Detention Center under no bond. Cleveland County Sheriff Alan Norman said that officers spotted a vehicle speeding on Cherryville Road, stopped the vehicle and noticed that the passenger in the car was extremely nervous and reached for the door handle several times as if he wanted to exit the car and run. Deputies became concerned about the passenger’s actions and had him step out of the vehicle. As the passenger stepped out of the vehicle deputies noticed a large bulge in his right front pants pocket. When one of the deputies brought the bulge to the attention of the other deputy the passenger grabbed the items in an attempt to conceal it further. Deputies removed the item from the passenger’s pocket and found that it was approximately one ounce of cocaine. As deputies attempted to place the passenger in handcuffs he pushed one of the deputies and started to run, but the deputies were able to restrain him and handcuff Sanchez without further incident, the sheriff said.
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Ross charged with armed robbery Kings Mountain police charged Stephon Germinique Ross, 21, of 760 Ferrell Ct. Apt. 7, Winston-Salem, with two counts of armed robbery and a total of six offenses, Thursday evening in connection with the robbery of a convenience store. The robbery was reported shortly after 6:45 p.m. Thursday at KM Groceries, 108 E. Gold Street. A clerk said a man armed with a handgun entered the store and demanded money before running off. A short time later, police said, they spotted a man fitting the description of the suspect. No injuries were reported. Ross was charged with two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, and one count each of conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, possession of stolen property, possession of a stolen vehicle, also a felony, resisting and obstructing an officer, and second degree kidnapping. Ptl. C. A. McKnight said the store clerk
ARRESTS SEPT. 24: Lashey Bowen, 22, 108 Churchill Dr., damage to property, criminal summons. SEPT. 24: Toyla Taylor, 40, 815 Gantt St., violation school attendance law, criminal summons. SEPT. 24: Sharlene Sanders, 37, 521 Harmon Ct., violation school attendance law, criminal summons. SEPT. 25: Jonathan Lee, 31, 1042 Mountain Crest, harassing phone calls, criminal summons. SEPT. 25: Chris Lee, 28, 1042 Mountain Crest Dr., harassing phone calls, criminal summons. He was also cited for resisting arrest. SEPT. 25: Marty Caprice Stevenson, 39, 943 Grace St., assault on female, $1000 bond, secured. SEPT. 26: Alex Joseph Roy, 17, 2125 Brook Forest Dr., breaking entering, larceny after breaking and entering, and possession stolen goods, all felonies, $20,000 bond, secured. SEPT. 26: Tamela Mincey Lane, 46, 213 Duke St., second degree arson, felony, $25,000 bond, secured. SEPT. 27: Germinique Stephen Ross, 21, Winston Salem, two counts armed robbery, possession of stolen vehicle, all felonies, possession stolen goods, second degree kidnapping, conspiracy robbery with a weapon, resisting public officer, no bond. SEPT. 29: Kyle James Mentlock, 21, 210 W. King St., driving while license revoked, no insurance, $500 bond, secured.. SEPT. 29: Linda Estes Johns, 59, 113 High Ridge Ct., DWI, no operator’s license, no seat belt, $500 bond, secured. SEPT. 29: Donald Edwin Pettus, 43, 113 High Ridge Ct., aiding and abetting DWI, open container, $500 bond, secured. CITATIONS SEPT. 24: Laura M. Rogert, 23, 103 Elmar Dr., speeding, failure to notify DMV of address change. SEPT. 24: Tyiwan Eason, 23, 101 Water Oak St., speeding SEPT. 24: Brandon Jefferies, 28, Shelby, no inspection, expired tag. SEPT. 24: Edna M. Parker, 36, Gastonia, speeding, displaying fictitious tag. SEPT. 25: Meryl Danielle Roberts, 33, 1035 Margrace Rd., speeding, faulty equipment, head lamps. SEPT. 25: Debra Althee Thomas, 31, 1047 Mountain Crest Ct., revoked license, no insurance, presenting out-of-state license when NC license had been revoked. SEPT. 25: Anthony Sanders, 47, Bessemer City, speeding, revoked license. SEPT. 26: Stephanie Burrell, 37, Charlotte, speeding. SEPT. 26: Laquetta Surratt-Sadler, 29, 208 Bridges St., speeding. SEPT. 26: Jared Wallace, 25, Covington, Ga., speeding. SEPT. 26: Terri Hall, 30, Gastonia, speeding. SEPT. 26: Christian Mc-
reported theft of currency and a mobile phone. Ross is being held in the Cleveland County Detention Center under no bond.
Teen arrested in connection with school break-in on Sept. 25 Kings Mountain Police arrested a teenager Sept. 26 in connection with a breakin Aug. 24 at East Elementary School. Joseph Alex Roy, 17, of 2125 Brook Forest Dr., faces charges of breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering and possession of stolen goods, all felonies. He was also cited for resisting arrest. He is accused of taking $350 worth of electronics from East Elementary School, Cleveland Avenue. His secured bond was $20,000 and court date was Sept. 27 in Cleveland County District Court.
Conneoughey, 19, Apt. 30 Chesterfield Court, speeding, no operator’s license. SEPT. 27: Brigette Diane Mullinax, 40, 829 Church St., subject to impairing substance, revoked license. SEPT. 27: A 17-year-old male was cited for revoked license. SEPT. 27: Keisten Newsome, 43, Shelby, speeding. SEPT. 27: Harvey Camp, 54, 115 Lackey St., no inspection, expired tag. SEPT. 27: Amanda Carrigan, 35, 315 N. Dilling St., no insurance. SEPT. 27: Michael Gengler, 41, Shelby, passing stopped school bus. SEPT. 27: Michael Butler, 25, Bessemer City, no seat belt. SEPT. 27: Anthony David Harrelson, 33, Baxley, Ga., speeding. SEPT. 27: Corry Ross, 26, Shelby, speeding. SEPT. 27: Justin Messick, 18, 1023 Mary’s Grove Church Rd. #2, speeding, failure to carry driver’s license. SEPT. 28: Jessica Hall Leigh, 30, 202 Fulton St., shoplifting. SEPT. 29: Zim Phillips, 48, Gaffney, SC, speeding. SEPT. 29: Rebbeca Lyn Blanton, 41, 510 S. Cherokee St., no insurance, stop sign violation. SEPT. 30: Sherella Janice Dudley, 20, Gastonia, seat belt violation. SEPT. 30: Fabiola Tinoco Flores, 26, 208 Walker St., no operator’s license. SEPT. 30: Eric Bennix, 36, 318 Ellis St., revoked license. SEPT. 30: Joshua Bernard Green, 21, 34 Chesterfield Ct., speeding, failure to notify DMV of address change. SEPT. 30: Roland Moss III, 47, Grover, failure to carry driver’s license while operating motor vehicle. SEPT. 30: Jessica Sanders, 29, Shelby, no inspection. SEPT. 30: Kassim Turner, 35, 525 Kilgore Rd., no child seat belt. SEPT. 30: Brooklyn Davis, 20, Gastonia, no insurance, revoked license. SEPT. 30: Tanjua Bell, 48, 285 Bess Rd., no inspection, expired tag. SEPT. 30: Landon Haynes, 39, Bessemer City, revoked license. SEPT. 30: Tammy Patterson, 48, Forest City, revoked license. APRIL 30; Keith Smith Jones, 40, Belmont, no inspection, expired tag. INCIDENTS SEPT. 24: Eddie Houser, Precision Machine, 613 Slater St., reported theft of two high performance cylinder heads for a Dodge valued at $800 each. SEPT. 27: KM Groceries, 108 E. Gold St., was robbed at gunpoint by a suspect using a firearm to obtain victim’s currency and other goods. SEPT. 28: A resident of Mountain Crest Drive reported a window broken out during a break-in. SEPT. 28: Dollar General, 1012 Shelby Road, reported shoplifting. SEPT. 28: A resident of
Northwoods Drive reported a break-in and theft of a Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and currency. SEPT. 29: A resident of Second Street reported a window broken out by someone throwing a rock. SEPT. 30: A resident of Waco Road reported attempted larceny of Honda wheels by someone removing lug nuts on the car. SEPT. 30: A resident of Harmon Court reported damage to the window of a vehicle. WRECKS SEPT. 24: Cpl. D. K. Davis reported William Brown Ware, 804 Willamsburg Ct., was driving a 2011 Chevrolet on US 74 Business attempting to turn onto Phifer Road. The driver could not turn his vehicle sharp enough and hit a utility pole doing $3800 damage. SEPT. 25: Officer Christopher Tate said Michael Mazze of Huntersville was driving his 2011 Ford north on I-85 in the left lane when a driver in an 18-wheeler changed from the right lane and hit the front headlight and bumper of the Mazze vehicle and left the scene. Property damages were estimated at $1500. SEPT. 27: Officer J. L. Dee said a 1996 Chevy operated by Harvey Camp, 116 Lackey St., struck a 1983 Chevy operated by Sam Heavner of Cherryville.The accident happened in the intersection of Lackey Street and NC 216. Property damages were minor. SEPT. 27: Officer David Warlick said Ashley Melton, 219 El Bethel Rd, was backing from a parking space at 608 E. King Street and struck a 2009 Chevrolet operated by Junior David Phillips of Blacksburg, SC. Property damages were estimated at $2500. SEPT. 27: Officer Bryan McGinnis said Denise Hunt, 150 Shady Grove Rd, was backing her 2006 Honda at 115 E. Gold St. and struck a 2001 Mitsubishi operated by Kanya Phaengkhamhak, 114 Keith Ave. Property damages were minor. SEPT. 28: Officer G.L. McKinney said Belinda Adams, 110 Owens St. was backing from her driveway and struck a parked 1989 Mitsubishi owned by Jerry Harvey, 5567 Lennox Dr. Damages were minor. SEPT. 29: Cpl. K. L. Putnam said Ralph Wayne Davis, Inman, SC, said his 2002 GMC was struck by an unknown driver in a dark colored truck at NC 161 and Slater Street. Property damage was estimated at $2500. SEPT. 29: Officer G.L. McKinney said Kyndall Wells of Denver, operating a 2012 Chevrolet, struck a cement base in the parking lot of Kings Mountain Plaza. Property damage was estimated at $1200. SEPT. 29: Cpl. D.K. Davis said vehicles operated by Carolyn Neely, 716 E. Ridge St., and Buffy Smith, 441 Chestnut Ridge Rd, hit in the parking lot of Food Lion on E. King Street. Property damages were estimated at $1700.
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Council gives green light to Smart Grid/Meter project ELIZABETH STEWART firstname.lastname@example.org
Kings Mountain City Council officially gave the green light to the new Smart Grid/Meter pilot project last Tuesday, approving a $14,000 service contract for two-way communication between electric, natural gas, and water customers and the city. This is an addition to the $86,000 cost of the meters for which bids were awarded recently. The project is the first to be tested in the state. Some 1500 meters will be tested in two neighborhoods in the city this Fall. Additionally, Council authorized the mayor to submit a building reuse and restoration application for STEAG expansion - a $24,000 grant for building upfit construction, an addition to an earlier application to the Rural Center for a grant for $400,000. After public hearing council authorized the mayor to submit a Small Business Assistance (CDBG) application for D& L Transport in the amount of $250,000. If approved the jobs grant, would create 10 jobs. Community Development Administrator Steve Austin said that the city has administered one Small Business and Entrepreneurial Assistance program which assisted five businesses in the downtown area and resulted in 11 new jobs. He said the cityâ€™s proposed application is a request for $250,000 that will assist DL Transport to acquire property at 607 Charles Street and move its current operations to this site. One of the two structures on the parcel will be used for offices and the other for a truck washing facility. The grant, if approved would create 10 new full time jobs, drivers and mechanics, in addition to three existing full time employees. In other actions, Council +okayed a revised budget
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FIVE TOP AWARDS TO CITY - ElectriCities of N. C. has presented five Public Power Awards of Excellence to the City of Kings Mountain and Mark Otersen made the presentation at the recent meeting of KM City Council. The awards, held by the mayor and city council, are for overall excellence, energy efficiency, business environment, legislative support and financial stability. From left, front row, Rick Moore, Mayor Rick Murphrey, Tommy Hawkins, mayor pro tem Rodney Gordon and Keith Miller. Back row, from left, Howard Shipp, Mike Butler and Dean Spears. of $64,350 for a Vietnam Memorial in Patriots Park. +authorized the city clerk to investigate a petition presented by Mike Heath for voluntary contiguous annexation of Mikeâ€™s Food Store in the Midpines community, the former Herman Cobb store. +rezoned after public hearing property of Royster Oil Co., two tracts from Heavy Industrial and Residential R-10 to General Business at the intersection of Vestibule and Shelby Roads. Planning Director Steve Killian said the area had seen a lot of industrial and potential development. +rezoned after public hearing a parcel owned by B&D Enterprises, intersection of Oak Grove and Stoney Point Roads, to the cityâ€™s zone General business. +allowed Faunce Properties to withdraw its rezoning request, 813 W. King St, from RS-8 to Residential Office. Melvin Ware, spokesman for a group of
West Mountain Street property owners, said those living in the Historical District oppose the rezoning. â€œThis property is in a unique location and we are concerned about what he plans to place there.â€? Wareâ€™s family home is located across the street from the Faunce property, currently the home of â€œAmazing Kids,â€™â€™a child day care center. +set public hearing for Oct. 30 on a request by developer Mike Brown to amend a zoning text amendment. The table of permitted and conditional uses, if approved, would mean that a multiple use facility could be installed in any General Business, Light Industrial, and Heavy Industrial-zoned districts. +approved a new updated Code of Ordinance described by City Attorney Mickey Corry as â€œlaw for the city of Kings Mountain.â€? Corry said the last compilation of all the ordinances in See COUNCIL, 6A
10% rate increase means Grover residents to pay more for sewer ELIZABETH STEWART email@example.com
GROVER - Residents will be paying 10% more for sewer effective Nov. 1. Town board unanimously approved the increase Monday night. A family using the minimum 2,000 gallons of water will be paying out of pocket $1.64 cents more a month. A family of five using 5,080 gallons of water a month would see their monthly bill of $33.23 for sewer go up $3.32. City Clerk Tricia Willis said the current rate for residential sewer inside city limits is $16.36 for 0-2000 gallons. All over 2,000 gallons is $5.48 per 1,000. With the 10% increase it will go to $18.00 for 0-2000 gallons and all over 2,000 gallon will be $6.03 per thousand. The minimum bill effective Nov. 1. 2012 for inside city utility customers will be $42.22. This is for water, sewer, 0-2000 gallons of usage and trash pickup. All other gallons over 2,000 will be charged according to overage rates. Water rates remain the same. Mayor J. D. Ledford said the reason for the increase is to help pay down on current sewer bonds to move forward on transition to the new waste treatment plant at
Grover Industries. Council members acknowledged that some folks wonâ€™t be happy with the increase but that itâ€™s justified to move forward. An ordinance to establish and levy a room occu-
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Costner says goodbye after 34 years Saying goodbye to a career of 34 years in city government is bitter-sweet for Janice Costner. â€œBeing city clerk means being part of a team and Iâ€™ve known Bessemer City all my life as a family-friendly city with a lot of heart,â€™â€™ Costner said prior to her retirement party Thursday at Kiser Senior Center. The city fully trained her, she said, promoting her through the ranks from her first job in the recreation department. She wore a lot of hats, including deputy clerk, acting city manager and much more, according to council members and many friends at her party. Janice plans to stay involved in the community after a vacation trip with her husband, Sonny Costner, and grandchildren to Disney World. â€œI know that downtown revitalization will continue on Pennsylvania Avenue and other good things will happen under the direction of our new city manager, James Inman,â€? she said. Costner has come full circle at the City of Bessemer City. She organized recreational programs in her first job and her plans now are to enjoy all the recreational programs offered at Kiser Senior Center. â€œSheâ€™s one in a million,â€™â€™ says Howard Jones, city councilman for 18 years. In her last weeks on the
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Retired Bessemer City Clerk Janice Costner relaxes in the garden of the new Kiser Senior Center where she expects to spend more time during retirement. job Costner has been training her replacement, Melany Brakefield. â€œThrough the years you (Janice) never let me downâ€? was the tune that introduced the video shown to reception-goers. Obviously, Janice has bonded with the people who worked with her and for whom she served, including 10 mayors and over 50 council members. She said she enjoyed interacting with city employees, pointing out that her job gave her the chance â€œto do something for my hometown.â€? As Bessemer City continues to progress, Costner hopes the city can attract
new business and industry as a way to strengthen the local tax base. â€œIâ€™m not going anywhere,â€? she told visitors who showered her with gifts and flowers, enjoyed a â€˜bon voyageâ€™ cake, shrimp and a buffet featuring a variety of good food. As she posed for a picture in the beautiful garden outside the new Kiser Senior Center, she reminisced about her longtime association with the city, wished the new manager and the new Human Resources/Clerk well and although teared up a little, adding, â€œretirement will be fun.â€?
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Cyclists with North Carolina Amateur Sports stopped during their trek across the state at Patriots Park in Kings Mountain. The beauty of the Fall in the Park and area provides the perfect setting for a “welcome to Kings Mountain.”
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‘War Prize’ painting donated to museum One of the Revolutionary War’s most notorious figures now has a face. Although the heroics of Col. Benjamin Cleveland are well known, no historically accurate portrayal of the controversial figure was in existence – until now. Artist Don Troiani, often described as the most respected Revolutionary War artist in the world, unveiled his “Benjamin Cleveland’s War Prize” in September. Troiani’s artwork has appeared on “The O’Reilly Factor,” as well as in “The Washington Post,” “The New York Times” and “National Geographic.” The Kings Mountain Historical Museum received a giclee replica – or an exact reproduction of the Troiani painting – this week from the Allan Jones Foundation based in Cleveland, Tennessee. The Foundation commissioned Troiani to paint the Col. Cleveland piece in 2011. “Troiani will only agree to do works that are historically accurate,” said Allan Jones. “Unfortunately, there are images that have been produced of historical figures like Col. Cleveland in the past that were not well researched. This is something Troiani was determined to avoid – and Col. Cleveland deserved nothing less.”
Cleveland was an American pioneer and soldier in North Carolina who achieved legendary status for his service as a leader in the local Wilkes County militia during the Revolutionary War. Cleveland’s team of militia was comprised of volunteers who were mostly farmers — or “Overmountain Men” who did not wear uniforms but instead put on their “Sunday best” to go to war. Cleveland played a key role in the American victory that occurred on Oct. 7, 1780, at the Battle of Kings Mountain. It was during the Kings Mountain battle that Cleveland and four other colonels defeated Maj. Patrick Ferguson, who served under General Lord Cornwallis in the British army. “The defeat was called the turning point of the American Revolution in the South, and was the first hope for the Patriots of defeating the English,” explained Toby Pendergrass of the Jones Foundation. “The victory inspired the local Patriot cause and discouraged Loyalists from joining the ranks of the invading British forces.” Pendergrass noted that Ferguson led an army into the mountains hoping to crush the rebels, but he was killed in the first 10 minutes of the battle. Col. Cleveland had his horse shot out from
under him during the last 10 minutes of the battle. “At the battle, Cleveland took Ferguson’s white stallion as his war prize and rode it back to his estate, called Roundabout. He also took an English drum and proudly displayed it at the entrance hall to his estate,” Pendergrass said. The white stallion was Cleveland’s “prized possession” and included a very fancy English-made leather saddle and an exquisite saddle blanket made of finer materials than Cleveland would have had access to in North Carolina. The Troiani painting features Cleveland leading his troops back home to Wilkes County on Ferguson’s white stallion after the battle. Jones said Cleveland was a larger-than-life character, which made him a fascinating subject for the painting. “He was a guy who knew how to get things done,” Jones said. “He was the richest man in his county and some said he actually controlled the county, although his home was15 miles out of town. Whether he was noteworthy or notorious depends on if you were a friend or an enemy.” Cleveland served as a judge in Wilkes County and was known for hanging large numbers of Tories, or those who were loyal to the king. He hung so many Tories
Stephanie Walsh, curator of the Kings Mountain Historical Museum, is seen here with “Benjamin Cleveland’s War Prize,’’ donated to the museum by the Allen Jones Foundation based in Cleveland, Tn.
from an oak tree near the Wilkes County Courthouse that the tree became known as the Tory Oak, while Cleveland was called “The Terror of the Tories.” “He was and very tough,” Jones said. “People who knew him thought he was obsessed with hanging Tories and that he likely hung more of them than anyone else during the savage civil war between patriots and loyalists in this part of the South during the Revolution.” Cooke said that through the research that has been conducted for the painting to date, the team working on See PAINTING,
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History of Cleveland County Fair celebrated in new book
Lee Abernathy, aide to H. Mike Cook, Oasis Temple Potentate, Rod Paulson, White Plains Shrine Club President, Tim Morgan, club treasurer, and Scott Starnes, Captain of Directors Staff Oasis Temple, left to right, got together at a recent White Plains Shrine Club-sponsored BBQ. Local Shriners and Shrinettes are ready for the Fall BBQ Saturday.
Fall BBQ to benefit crippled children White Plains Shrine Club is hosting the Fall BBQ Saturday for benefit of crippled children. Members will be firing up the outdoor grills Friday ready to offer chicken and BBQ plates at $8 each and butts for $35 beginning at 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning on the Bob Bridges lot adjacent to the American Legion off York Road. â€œThe Spring BBQ was a sell-out and we hope that everyone will turn out to help the 30 children at Shriners Hospitals sponsored
by our club,â€™â€™ said President Rod Paulson. Oasis Temple oversees two Shrine Clubs: Piedmont in Shelby and White Plains in Kings Mountain. The local club catered the Homecoming of the Imperial Potentate Al Madsen, the top Shriner in the world, in July. Together all 50 clubs in the Oasis organization sponsor over 500 children in Shriners hospitals. White Plains Shrine Club recently celebrated its 30th anniversary.
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The newest addition to Arcadia Publishingâ€™s popular Images of America series is the Cleveland County Fair from local authors Marie Farrow Patterson and U.D. â€œRustyâ€? Patterson. The book boasts more than 200 vintage images and memories of fair days gone by. In the fall of 1923, the Shelby Kiwanis Club developed a plan to create a county-wide fair combining the Boiling Springs, Fallston and Union community fairs into one big event. Through the sales of $20.00 shares of stock, $15,000 was raised to establish the Cleveland County Fair. The first fair was held in 1924 with 70,000 in attendance. Since then, the theme has always been to celebrate city and farm life coming together through such popular attractions as agricultural exhibits, livestock, carnival rides, stage show revues, stock car racing, tractor pulls and demolition derbies. Today, the Cleveland County Fair remains the largest county agricultural fair in North Carolina and Cleve-
land Countyâ€™s largest continuing attraction, drawing attendees in from a 75 mile radius of Shelby. The average annual attendance holds strong at over 175,000 people each year. Highlights of the new Cleveland County Fair book includes car, horse, camel and even ostrich races. Celebrities attending the fair. Agricultural impact on the economic development and the magic midway. The new book is now available at the Cleveland County Fair office at 1751 East Marion Street in Shelby at a cost of $21.95 set by Arcadia Publishing. Arcadia Publishing is the leading publishing of local and regional history in the United States. Our mission is to make history accessible and meaningful through the publication of books on the heritage of Americaâ€™s people and places. Marie Farrow Patterson and U.L. â€œRustyâ€? Patterson are Shelby natives and grew up experiencing the Cleveland County Fair firsthand. Marie, a registered nurse
with Gaston Memorial Hospital, and Rusty, executive director of the Cleveland Community College Foundation, collaborated to bring the Cleveland Fair of yesteryear to life. Step back in time, smell the sawdust, taste the vinegar fries, and â€œmeet us at the waterwheelâ€?. Marie and â€œRustyâ€? will be at this yearâ€™s fair for special author autograph sessions. Purchase your new History of the Cleveland County Fair and have it signed by these two great local authors. The Fair premium book is available locally at Mauney Memorial Library, Patrick Senior Center and Grover Town Hall.
When you go to the polls Nov. 6 you wonâ€™t just vote on political offices. Youâ€™ll choose local and state judges, and among the open judiciary seats is one on the North Carolina Supreme Court. You wonâ€™t find an R or a D next to these candidates because judges are elected without partisan labels. The last time Judge Sam Ervin IV visited Kings Mountain he officiated a soccer game. Last week he stopped by the Kings Mountain Herald office and also visited downtown Democratic headquarters; The campaign pitting Democratic challenger Ervin against Republican incumbent and Superior Court Justice Paul Newby is drawing more attention as plans for a new Super PAC begin ramping up fundraising on behalf of the incumbent.
Ina Hager, left, and Robin Smith visited with Judge Sam J. Ervin IV at Kings Mountain Democratic Headquarters recently â€œIâ€™m not running to change the political balance on the court,â€? said Ervin, third generation judge and four generation lawyer from Morganton, adding, â€œThis is a very important race.â€? He worries that the introduction
by PAC spending in judicial races could reintroduce the partisanship the state sought to eliminate with public financing which he supports. Ervin was quick to explain, â€œNow I donâ€™t think See ERVIN, 6A
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Exchange Club turns 40 The Exchange Club of Shelby celebrated its 40 year anniversary with a buffet dinner and party with cake on July 9 at Western Sizzlin in Shelby. Club President Michael Hamrick presided over the meeting and festivities. He recognized current members who are charter members of the club: Steve Costner, Buford Ellis, Cleatus Hunsinger, Paul Jolley, and Gene Webber. Each charter member was asked to share memories from their first years with the club. Many of them recalled events that took place during the Fall Foliage Railway Excursion, which was sponsored by the club in the 1970s. The Exchange Club of Shelby was chartered on July 1, 1972 with 38 members. Originally, only men were eligible to join, but in 1985 delegates voted to open membership to women. The focus of the Exchange Club of Shelby is to make a positive difference in the community. The Exchange motto is â€œUnity for Service.â€? The Shelby Club looks for ways to contribute to Cleveland County and its needs and it hosts fundraising projects to finance its activities and donations. The first major fundraising project of the Shelby club
was the Sunshine Special, a scenic train trip from Marion, NC to Erwin, TN. The Shelby Club has received local and national awards, including the Distinguished Service Award from North Shelby School, the 20102011 National Exchange Service Award, Exchange Fundraising Award, Exchange Service to Seniors Award, Exchange Americanism Award, and the 100th Birthday Club N.C. District Challenge Award. The Club has also sponsored Cleveland County students that have received the North Carolina District Exchange Youth of the Year Scholarship and the North Carolina District A.C.E. Award. The National Exchange Club, a service organization with 700 clubs and over 28,000 members throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, celebrated its 100 year anniversary in 2011. The National Exchange club was founded in Detroit, Michigan on March 27, 1911 by businessmen who wanted to â€œexchangeâ€? ideas. For the past 100 years its volunteer efforts have supported the needs of the country and local communities, making it the countryâ€™s oldest American service organization in the United States.
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COUNCIL: approves Smart Grid/Meter project From page 3A one book occurred in 1989. +proclaiming this week Energy Service Week, Mayor Rick Murphrey took the occasion to recognize department heads and employees of the cityâ€™s utility departments - water, gas, electric, and sewer. +accepted a gift of real estate valued at $5,012 on
Wales Road from Louise Lybrand. +Leased for nine years at $100 annually the old KM Depot and Norfolk Southern Railway property on 1.4 acres to Southern Arts Society. The organization is required to purchase liability insurance in the amount of $1 million per occurrence.
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Womanâ€™s Club to hold Fall Festival Ruth Mayhew, left, and Betty Benton fill plates with turkey and ham at last yearâ€™s Fall Festival of the Kings Mountain Womanâ€™s Club. The clubâ€™s annual October Festival will be held Wednesday, Oct. 17, and plans are underway by club members for the event. Tickets at $10 for adults and children 12 and under for $6 are underway. Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and dinner from 5:307 p.m. Take-out plates are available. A bazaar, â€œTrashformationâ€? and decorative table exhibits are planned on the theme, â€œCelebrating our Homes and Heritage.â€™â€™ photo by LOIS BLANTON
Open Gate Garden Club news The Open Gate Garden Club traveled to Spartanburg, SC to meet with Mrs. Linda Tallon and Mrs. Louise Roberts on Wednesday, Sept. 19. A delicious lunch was served to nine members and two guests. After lunch, Lenora Morris called the meeting to order and expressed the clubâ€™s thanks to Linda and Mrs. Roberts for hosting the meeting. Linda Tallon presented the program on â€˜â€™ Herbs that discourage insects.â€™â€™ Herb gardens became common during the Middle Ages when fleas and other pests infected most homes. While there is no way to totally eliminate fleas, ticks and mosquitoes from your pet or yard you can garden to keep them minimized. The
foliage of certain plants contain potent oils that are known to discourage insects. During the Middle Ages the foliage of certain plants was routinely cut and spread onto the floors where the residents would walk on the leaves, running them to release their oils. Homes with these oils were not only fragrant but naturally pest-free. Also when pets live and play among the plants, their fur naturally picks up the oil as they pass by. When your dog lies down in your Pennyroyal, the result isnâ€™t a pretty plant, but Fido absorbs a good deal of the oil. Some plants to help you get started with the most proven ones to help with the insects are Wormwood, Pennyroyal, geranium, Citronella lemongrass, Rue, Lavendercotton,
and Catnip. It is important to remember that all these plants are effective because they contain potent natural oils. They can be highly toxic, so do not eat them or add them to teas and other herbal preparations. Jeanette Ross and Betty Grant will prepare the exhibit for the Fair Booth at the Cleveland County Fair. There is still some work to be done at the â€œback lotâ€? project downtown, reported Margie Bridges. The memorial marker for Margaret Tate needs to be cleaned. A motion was made by Jessie Collins and members voted to give Boyce Memorial ARP Church $200 for use by the club of the building. Margie Bridges distributed new yearbook pages to
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2nd Annual Breast Cancer Survivors luncheon Local breast cancer survivors are invited to the 2nd annual breast cancer survivors luncheon Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 238 Cherokee Street Tavern in downtown Kings Mountain. Prior to the luncheon, Howard and Carol Elmore at Hometown Hardware will be hosting the pink Breast Cancer Awareness fire truck, from the Mooresville Fire Department, on their lot from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The truck will move to 238 Cherokee Street Tavern from 2-3 p.m., where Robert Bolin is hosting the free lunch from 2-4 p.m. for breast cancer survivors. Door prizes will be provided by Bellus Tu Spa, SpaMed and Fresh Hair Concepts. Please call the restaurant at 704-739-1292 to sign up for the luncheon.
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be established with officers to supervise quarterly distribution of funds collected for tourism development at hotels in town. The Inn of the Patriots suggested the occupancy tax. Corry noted that organizations sponsoring town functions could apply to the Authority for tourism dollars because those events would attract visitors to town. Council indicated that a â€œget toughâ€? policy could be in the works for residents who wonâ€™t clean up overgrown vegetation. â€œThey are not taking seriously the letters from the mayor about cutting grass and cleaning
MUSEUM: receives â€˜War Prizeâ€™ painting as donation From page 4A the painting has yet to find a firsthand account from the Revolutionary era that describes the appearance of Benjamin Cleveland in the war years. It is known that Cleveland was 6 feet tall and weighed 300 pounds, Cooke said. His nickname was â€œOld Roundabout,â€? yet he was reportedly very athletic. Jones said Troiani teamed with experts from across the nation to work on the painting, including Henry Cooke â€“ the nationâ€™s most respected tailor of 18th century authentic historic clothing and a regular consultant for the History Channel. Dr. Philip Mead, a professional historian from Harvard University who teaches Revolutionary War Theory, conducted research for the painting through the National Archives and located a period sword for Col. Cleveland. Tim Wilson, the shoe and boot maker for Colonial Williamsburg, made a pair of boots identical to the ones Cleveland would have worn. Williamsburgâ€™s arms expert, Erik Goldstein, worked with Wilson to recreate a scabbard for an original Revolutionary War militia officerâ€™s
sword located by Dr. Mead. Cooke hand-stitched the clothes and hat that are featured in the painting, while Tim Wilson, a shoe and boot maker for Colonial Williamsburg, is made a pair of boots identical to the ones Cleveland would have worn, right down to ordering specially made leather from England that is identical to that used in gentlemanâ€™s riding boots in the late 18th century. Williamsburgâ€™s arms expert, Erik Goldstein, worked with Wilson to recreate a scabbard for an original Revolutionary War militia officerâ€™s sword located by Dr. Mead that was used in the painting, as well as an officerâ€™s sword belt based on an original belt in the Williamsburg collection. â€œThe waistcoat in the painting features hand-embroidered silk that is identical to an authentic North Carolina waistcoat from 1770 that we are replicating,â€? Cooke said. â€œEvery detail, down to the buttons, was embroidered by hand.â€? Benjamin Cleveland was born on May 28, 1738, and died in October 1806, at the age of 68, reportedly while eating breakfast, Cooke said. The exact date of his death is unknown.
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remove the need for fundraising from interests that eventually could appear before them. The state and judicial races non partisan, so political affiliation was removed from the process. Ervin said that he relies solely on public financing and disagrees with the argument that a candidate facing him would need additional support to overcome the public recognition of his family name. He said that when he ran for office in 2004 that 45 and older citizens recognized the Ervin name but younger voters did not. Ervin, 56, is the grandson of storied U. S. Senate Watergate Committee chairman Sam Ervin. His father was a federal judge. Judge Ervin before being appointed to the commission by Gov. Jim Hunt. He later returned to private practice until he was elected to the NC Appellate Court in 2008. Justice Paul M. Newby was a federal prosecutor for 20 years before he was elected four years ago to the N. C. Supreme Court.
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Kiwanis Club elects new officers for 2012
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Pictured are the five KMHS seniors vying to wear the crown of 2012 Homecoming Queen, whose identity will be announced at half-time of the KMHS Homecoming football game Friday night between the Mountaineers and Ashbrook. Front row, Ally Gray and Carsyn Bolin; back row, Naeemah James Emily Bell and Brittany Lysek. From page 1A and Wednesday is Twin Day, Thursday is Throw Back Day and Friday is Mountaineer Pride Day. Other seniors nominated by the various clubs for Homecoming Court were Yesenia Abrego, Math, daughter of Rosa and Julio Bedoya; Sara Borov, Art, daughter of Rick and Renee Borov; Kelsie Davis, NTHS, daughter of Angela Holder and Shawn Davis; Kaylee Faile, Drama, daughter of Angela Mace and Jessie Faile; Kellie Ford, Ambassadors, daughter of Jay and Michelle Ford; Kalin Gilbert, cheerleading, daughter of Jeff and Sue Gilbert; Kayla Heisler, MMAW, daughter of Roberta Heisler and Donald Chandler; Chelsie Renee Humphries, FBLA, daughter of Barbara Humphries and Donald and Teresa Humphries; Brittany Mason, yearbook, daughter of T. C. Black; Jada Mauney, SADD, daughter of Janie Cooper and Jason Mauney; Haley Pearson, Kings Revue, daughter of Scott and Michelle Pearson; Michelle Philavong, French,
Pictured are the newly-elected officers of the Kings Mountain Kiwanis Club. From left, George Hatch, secretary; Helen Hatch, president; Bo Maner, vice-president; and David Neisler, treasurer.
GATEWAY FESTIVAL: celebrates 10th anniversary with events all day Saturday
The Kiwanis Club will be sponsoring a pancake supper before the homecoming football game on Friday night in the high school cafeteria. Service will begin at 5pm and go until the game starts. The cost is $5 per plate and all are invted to attend. daughter of Viengkeo Philavong and Chomsy Philavong; Hailey Rotenberry, Tri-M, daughter of Lisa Hubbard and Eric Hubbard and Michael Rotenberry and Caroline Jackson; Kimberly Sourisoud, SPO, daughter of Outhit Sourisoud and Somphou Sourisoud; Amber Vancil, Spanish, daughter of William and Mary Vancil; Emily Whitaker, KMBA, daughter of Mark and Kendra Whitaker, Stephanie Wright, SAVE, daughter of Tracy and Randall Wright; and Hannah Wyte, Beta, daughter of Mark and Johnna Wyte.
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Mountain to Charlotte to work. Just recently the couple got a call that Tripp is in the top 10 for a kidney. The good news was followed by bad news. Medicare pays for 80 percent of the surgery but a secondary insurance or payment out of pocket is needed for the rest, plus added costs of anti-rejection medicine. Although Angela is a match for her husband, Tripp is emphatic that both can’t be out of work at the same time. Their kids Brandon, 16, Timothy, 12, and Cheyanne, 4, come first in their parents’ lives. Angela has been in
close contact with the National Kidney Foundation for ideas to raise the money for the surgery. This week she opened an account at Alliance Bank and is asking the public for donations which can be deposited at the downtown bank. She has also taken the couple’s plight to Kidney4Tripp on Facebook and so far in the last few days the site had 1800 members. “We’ve got to raise at least $5,000 to get back on the transplant list,” says Angela. She will appreciate any suggestions for fundraisers. Her telephone number is 980-295-0948. Tripp can be contacted at 980722-0188.
From page 1A employees as it gets up and running with estimate of 125 workers in the next seven years. Kitchen Ventilation also announced a major expansion in recent months. Last Tuesday city council authorized the mayor submit a building reuse and restoration grant application for STEAG expansion in the former Anvil Knit building and okayed a Community Development Block Grant application for $250,000 in Small Business Entrepreneurial Funds for D&L Trucking to acquire property off York Road for a trucking business which would create 10 new full time jobs.
video animation system, will be displayed at the Fireplace Gallery in the Depot. Arts Center. The Gateways to the South exhibit will be in the main gallery. The Kings Mountain Historical Museum & Commons will have a unique exhibit on Civil War letters and correspondence in the main exhibit hall. This annual Veteran’s Exhibit includes a presentation and “The New Civil War Handbook” book signing with author Mark Hughes. The theme this year is “Reflections from Civil War Soldiers”. The Log Cabin String Band will be performing in the Commons area and there will be guided tours of the Barber Log House and the Cornwell House. The Joy Performance Center, home of the Kings Mountain Little Theatre, will be open
for tours during the Gateway Festival. The facility has completed major renovation and members will offer a peek backstage and an opportunity to learn about theatre crafts and the community players. Visitors can be some of the first to get tickets to Bob Inman’s “Dairy Queen Days,” other upcoming theatrical productions or the Holiday Concert featuring Darin and Brooke Aldridge. Visitors will be encouraged to use the passports that will be distributed. Once stamped at all venues and turned in, there will be a drawing at the Gazebo in Patriots Park for a prize basket of an array of items from all the venues. Gateway is a free event sponsored by the City of Kings Mountain and the Tourism Development Authority. For additional information, visit www.Cityof KM.com or call 704-473-8727.
ENCAMPMENT: at Military Park this weekend From page 1A for valor, the Distinguished Cross, will sign copies of his most recent book, “1781- the Decisive Year of the Revolutionary War,’’ published in October 2011. He has also authored three books on the Vietnam War. Tonsetic, who served 27 years in the US
Army as an infantry and Special Forces Officer before retiring in 1991 at the rank of Colonel, will make the keynote address at the 3 p .m. ceremony which will mark the arrival of Overmountain Victory Trail Marchers and ceremonies commemorating the 232nd Battle of Kings Mountain.
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Alumni 5K Saturday “Old runners never die,’’ is how Kings Mountain Track Club is advertising the annual 5K KMHS alumni race to be held Saturday from 10 a.m.-noon at John Gamble Stadium. The alumni, after breakfast at Hardees, will chal-
lenge the young and talented KMHS cross country team to a race around the 5K course. Awards will go to the oldest and youngest finisher and the overall winners. Donations will be accepted for the track program.
Mountaineer netters defeat Wildcats 9-0
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Kings Mountain running back DaShon Guest is tripped up by the Hunter Huss defense in Friday’s game in Gastonia.
Lightning fast Moore, Huskies hand Mountaineers 36-27 loss GARY STEWART Sports Editor
The lightning that delayed the start of the game by 45 minutes was nothing compared to the lightning strikes Kerrion Moore put on Kings Mountain’s Mountaineers in Friday’s 36-77 loss at Hunter Huss. The junior running back/receiver/defensive back/kick return specialist scored four touchdowns, including a 104-yard pass interception return that turned the game around, two long pass receptions and a kickoff return to amass over 300 yards of all-purpose yardage as the Huskies beat the Mountaineers for just the second time in six years. The win kept the Huskies in the
thick of the battle for the BSC title with a 2-1 conference and 5-2 overall mark while the Mountaineers fell to 0-2 in the league and 2-5 overall. Four of the five Mountaineer losses have been close games that went down to the wire, with big plays turning the tide for the opposition every time. The only game this year that the Mountaineers didn’t have a good shot winning in the fourth quarter was a 49-21 loss to defending champion South Point three weeks ago. Kings Mountain began getting the bad breaks as soon as the opening kickoff when the Huss kick returner fumbled the ball and the Mountaineers recovered at the Huss 30. However, the referee ruled that an inadvertent whistle had occurred. The play was wiped off
the board, the game clock re-set at 12 minutes and the Mountaineers kicked again. This time, the Huskies’ Keion Byrd returned it to the 35, and on the first play from scrimmage Moore streaked down the right sideline to haul in a 65 yard touchdown pass and put the Huskies on top 6-0. Kings Mountain battled back to take a 27-20 halftime lead. The Mountaineers marched the second half kickoff from their own three to the Huss 13 yard line, but Moore intercepted a Jonathan Clark pass four yards deep in the end zone and rambled 104 yards untouched to completely turn the game around. The two previous seasons the versatile Moore -who is the son of former See MOUNTAINEERS, 2B
Mountaineers to host Ashbrook for homecoming this Friday GARY STEWART Sports Editor
Kings Mountain’s Mountaineers take on yet another athletic Gaston County team Friday when Ashbrook’s Green Wave rolls into John Gamble Stadium for KM’s annual homecoming game. The Green Wave comes in with a 1-2 Big South and 3-3 overall record. Ashbrook’s early schedule has been a rugged one, with close losses to perennial state powers Charlotte Catholic, Crest and South Point and impressive victo-
ries over Olympic, Shelby and North Gaston. Like most other teams in this area, Ashbrook has gone to a spread offense. This is their third year in the new offense and it now appears to be clicking for them. “They’re much better at running it now,” says KM Coach Greg Lloyd. “They are very athletic - a lot like Hunter Huss - but probably better than Huss.” Lloyd said it will take “good execution” for the Mountaineers to run the ball on their 4-3 defense. The most points Ashbrook has
given up this year were 30 in last week’s 30-13 loss to South Point, and 14 of those came late in the game. “They have very good talent,” Lloyd said. Lloyd is confident his Mountaineers will be in position to win; they just have to finish off drives and eliminate the big plays that have cost them four one-touchdown losses. “We can’t worry about our record,” he said. “We just have to play these last four ball games out and see
what we can do. We can’t make excuses - just play them one at a time and quit giving up big plays at the wrong time. All four of our remaining games are games we can win. We can still get in the playoffs; we just really need to win this week and give ourselves a chance.” The Mountaineers have won their last three games against the Green Wave, including an unforgettable 4134 come-from-behind victory the last time (2010) the two teams met at Gamble Stadium.
MOUNTAINEER POSTGAME PLAYERS OF THE GAME Offense - Xavier Johnson, WR, 9-106 receiving, 2 TDs; DaShon Guest, RB, 24137 rushing, 1 TD, 4-44 receiving. Jonathan Clark, QB, 24-43-247 passing, 2 TDs. THE YARDSTICK First downs Yds. Rushing Yds. Passing Passes Fumbles lost Yds. penalized Punts
KM 22 158 247 24-43-2 2 85 3-33
HH 10 64 171 4-11-0 1 135 2-37
BY THE NUMBERS KM 10 17 0 0 27 HH 12 8 8 8 36 First Period HH - 11:38 - Kerrion Moore, 65 pass from Andrew Jordan (pass failed). KM - 10:06 - Xavier Johnson, 23 pass from Jonathan Clark (Jeremiah Early kick). 82-yd. drive, 6 plays. 24-yd. re
ception by Trevin Torres, 10-yd. run by Guest. KM - 6:30 - Early 27 FG (after KM stopped Huss fake punt attempt at KM 38. Guest 18 and 6-yd. runs set it up). HH - 6:14 - Moore 82 kickoff return (pass failed). Second period KM - 11:42 - Guest 17 run (Early kick). 64-yd. drive, 10 plays. 14-yd. run by Torres, 10 and 18-yd. catches by Johnson, KM - 3:51 - Johnson 21-pass from Clark (Early kick). 69-yd. drive after stopping Huss on downs. Catches of 7 yds. By
Torres, 16 yds. by Guest and 5 yds. By Jordan Elliott. HH - 2:48 - Keion Byrd 5 run (Moore run). Set up with 49-yd. kickoff return by Ryan Ford to the KM 16. Jonathan Clark KM - 0:02 - Early 28 FG. 65-yd. drive following HH kickoff. Guest 14 run, Elliott 12-yd. catch, pass int. call on Moore in end zone. Third period HH - 5:39 - Moore 104-yard pass interception return (Byrd run). Fourth period HH - Moore 78 pass from Andrew Jordan (Jordan run). KM RUSHING - Guest 24-137, Torres 38, Alex Reynolds 1-2, Clark 9-13. KM PASSING - Clark 24-43-2-247. KM RECEIVING - Johnson 9-106, Torres 7-72, Guest 4-44, Elliott 2-17, Phillip Quinn 2-8.
Kings Mountain defeated North Gaston 9-0 in a Big South 3A tennis match Thursday. “I was very proud of our team’s effort,” said Coach Rick Henderson. “With our number six seed (Alyssa Greene) out due to illness, one of our reserves, Tiffany Harris, filled in and performed very well. This being her very first conference match will provide a lot of confidence in her game down the road.” Singles Maddie Lutz (KM) d.
Madison McNeal 6-1, 6-2; Katie Holland (KM) d. Taylor McNeal 6-1, 6-0; Hannah Christenbury (KM) d. Lacie Silver 6-1, 6-0; Kayla Penner (KM) d. Jessi Hoyle 6-0, 6-0; Hannah Mosley (KM) d. Mohagany Blalock 6-0, 60; Tiffany Harris (KM) d. Danielle Flowers 6-0, 6-0. Doubles Lutz/Penner (K) d. McNeal/McNeal 6-1, 6-3; Holland/Christenbury (KM) d. Silver/Blalock 6-0, 6-1; Harris/Cheyanne Stirewalt (KM) d. Jennifer Lopez/Hoyle 7-5, 6-3.
Mountaineer spikers host North Gaston Kings Mountain High’s women’s volleyball team is still in position to successfully defend its Big South championship - or at least share it - when it hosts North Gaston Tuesday at Donald L. Parker Gymnasium. The Lady Mountaineers’ only loss in the BSC was to North Gaston earlier in the season in Dallas. The Lady Mountaineers, 6-1 in the conference and 124 overall, kept pace last week with a 20-25, 25-20, 25-5, 25-22 victory over
South Point. Logan Smith led the Mountaineers with 10 kills, six aces, 11 digs and 12 assists. Gracie Hunter had 14 digs. Kings Mountain’s only other match last week was a 25-15, 25-9, 25-22 non-conference win over Shelby. After North Gaston, the Mountaineers will close their regular season with games at Crest on October 11 and home against Forestview on October 15. State playoffs begin October 20.
Sports This Week Wednesday, Oct. 3 5 p.m. - Middle school football, Kings Mountain at Lincolnton. 6 p.m. - High school soccer, Kings Mountain at South Point. Thursday, Oct. 4 4 p.m. - High school tennis, Kings Mountain at Forestview. 4 p.m. - Middle school boys soccer and girls softball, Kings Mountain at Lincolnton. 4:30 - High school volleyball, Kings Mountain at Ashbrook. 7 p.m. - JV football, Kings Mountain at Ashbrook Friday, Oct. 5 7:30 - High school football, Ashbrook at Kings Mountain (Homecoming). Monday, Oct. 8 2 p.m. - High school golf, all Big South teams at Ashbrook. 6 p.m. - High school soccer, East Rutherford at Kings Mountain. Tuesday, Oct. 9 4 p.m. - Middle school boys soccer and girls softball, Kings Mountain at North Lincoln. 4 p.m. - Middle school golf, Kings Mountain vs. Crest and RS Central at Riverbend. 4:30 - High school volleyball, North Gaston at Kings Mountain. Wednesday, Oct. 10 TBA - High school tennis, Big South 3A tournament (final round Thursday, Oct. 11). 5 p.m. - Middle school football, Kings Mountain at West Lincoln. 6 p.m. - High school soccer, Hunter Huss at Kings Mountain.
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Need a good tax Quick lead, defensive touchdowns deduction? highlight JV 27-22 win over Huss Give to the field house project Need a tax deduction before you file your 2012 income taxes? Consider a donation to the Kings Mountain Touchdown Club’s fund drive to build a new field house at Kings Mountain High School. One-time contributions of any amount you wish, three-year pledge commitments and bank Gary Stewart drafts are welcome. Sports Editor Make your checks payable to Kings Mountain Touchdown Club Building Fund, and mail them to KMTD Club, P.O. Box 2017, Kings Mountain 28086. (Look for the pledge form in today’s Herald!) Approximately $52,000 a year over the next three years is needed to have the project completely funded. Monthly bank drafts, for an amount you designate, can be set up at First National Bank, Kings Mountain. The Touchdown Club thanks you; and your children, grandchildren and friends who will be using the facility will thank you… Some lucky fan will win $5,000 at Friday night’s homecoming football game. If you haven’t purchased a ticket yet, you can get one by going by the main office at KMHS or the spirit shack on Friday night. A ticket is $100, and it not only entitles you to a chance to win Friday night’s drawing but another $5,000 at the Mountaineers’ final home game on October 17 against Crest. Proceeds from the ticket sales will benefit all athletic teams at KMHS and the Kings Mountain Touchdown Club’s building fund… It’s not too late to join the Touchdown Club for the 2012-13 season. Join by attending a club meeting on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at B.N. Barnes Auditorium or contact any club member. Every Tuesday during the season the club meets with head coach Greg Lloyd and some of his assistants, look at film highlights of the preceding and upcoming games and can ask any questions they wish. Club memberships and special fund-raisers have raised money for such things as weight equipment, helmets, uniforms, new lockers, etc. and have played a huge part in a bigger percentage of gate receipts going to help other sports at the high school.
Kings Mountain High’s JV football team got two touchdowns from the offense and two from the defense and broke a four-game losing streak with a 27-22 victory over Hunter Huss Thursday at John Gamble Stadium. Two defensive touchdowns in a minute and a half broke open a close game early in the fourth period. With the Huskies trailing 13-8 and backed up on their own 12 yard line, Kings Mountain’s Dwayne Capps intercepted a pass and raced 20 yards untouched into the end zone, and then caught a two-yard conversion pass to put the Mountaineers up 21-8. On the second play following the ensuing kickoff, KM’s Zavier Roberts’ crushing hit knocked the ball loose from Huss quarterback Jordan Taylor. Linebacker Gage Kornegay picked the ball up and rambled 16 yards to make the score 27-8. Kings Mountain never trailed, taking a 7-0 lead on its first possession when Dillon Frederick got loose on a 49-yard run around left end to set up a three-yard touchdown run by Raequan Allen. Isaiah Cole kicked the extra point. Hunter Huss couldn’t budge the Kings Mountain defense for most of the first half. The Huskies were thrown for losses on their first six rushing plays, and coughed up the football three times. Kornegay recovered one fumble and Julian Coulter two. After Coulter’s first recovery at the Huss 29, Allen scored from 16 yards out to put the Mountaineers up 13-0 at intermission. Huss had only one running play for positive yardage in the first half, but the visitors went to the air on their first possession of the third quarter and drove 54 yards to cut the lead to 13-8. Slade Moss caught passes of 34 and 19 yards to set up a one-yard touchdown run by Carlos Petty. Maurice Smith ran a two-
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Kings Mountain quarterback Brandon Bell tries to get past defender Maurice Smith in Thursday’s JV football game at Gamble Stadium. point conversion. Leading 27-8, the Mountaineers let their reserves get some playing time. Huss tacked on a 24-yard touchdown run by Smith and a two-point conversion by Jonqae Griggs with 5:17 remaining, and a 43-yard touchdown reception by junior Faris Wright with 1.7 seconds left. Kings Mountain travels to Ashbrook Thursday at 7 p.m.
Kings Mountain’s Dwayne Capps catches a two-point conversion pass in Thursday’s game with Hunter Huss.
STANDINGS Big South 3A Teams Conf. South Point Crest Hunter Huss Forestview Ashbrook Kings Mtn. N. Gaston
W-L 3-0 2-0 2-1 1-1 1-2 0-2 0-3
All W-L 7-0 6-1 5-2 5-2 3-3 2-5 1-6
Last Weekʼs Results Huss 36, Kings Mountain 27 Crest 65, AC Reynolds 15 South Point 30, Ashbrook 13 Forestview 35, N. Gaston 28
Kings Mountain linebacker Elijah Whitaker (33) goes for the tackle against Hunter Huss running back Kerrion Moore in last week's game in Gastonia. Moore, whose father is former KM player Jeff Lockhart of Grover, struck quicker than the lightning that delayed the start of the game. He scored four long distance touchdowns to lead the Huskies to a 36-27 victory.
MOUNTAINEERS: fall to Huskies 36-27
Fridayʼs Games Ashbrook at Kings Mountain Crest at North Gaston Freedom at Hunter Huss Forestview at South Point
Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Teams Conf East Lincoln Lk. Norman Ct. West Lincoln Cherryville Lincolnton North Lincoln Highland Tech Bessemer City
W-L 3-0 3-0 2-1 2-1 1-2 1-2 0-3 0-3
All W-L 7-0 6-0 4-3 3-4 2-5 1-6 0-6 0-7
Last Weekʼs Results LN Charter 55, Bessemer City 12 West Lincoln 45, Cherryville 14 North Lincoln 42, Highland 7 East Lincoln 13, Lincolnton 6 Fridayʼs Games Highland at Bessemer City Cherryville at Lincolnton Lk. Norman Charter at N. Lincoln East Lincoln at West Lincoln
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From page 1A Kings Mountain player Jeff Lockhart of Grover - had been held to minus yards rushing against the Mountaineers. But, Huss put in a new spread offense during the off-season and it has been a perfect fit for Moore. “We let him make some big plays,” noted KM Coach Greg Lloyd. “He is a super good athlete. The way they’re using him he can do a lot of things. He’s good and has unbelievable acceleration. He is a Division One athlete for sure.” Kings Mountain’s defense did a great job against the Huss run, limiting Moore to just nine yards in six carries and the team to 64 yards in 28 attempts. Moore caught two of the Huskies’ four completed passes for touchdowns of 65 and 78 yards and ran a kickoff back 82 yards for a touchdown. Kings Mountain outgained the Huskies 405
yards to 235 with DaShon Guest picking up 135 yards rushing and one touchdown, and Clark hitting 24 of 43 passes for 247 yards. Sophomore Xavier Johnson caught nine passes for 106 yards, including touchdown catches of 23 and 21 yards. “They just had too many big plays and that was the difference,” said Coach Lloyd. “Otherwise, we played well enough to win.” Kings Mountain started out in a no huddle offense and it worked well in the first half. They had to get away from it in the second half because most of their success had been on long passes and the tired downfield receivers weren’t as effective. “Xavier Johnson did a real good job in the first half,” Lloyd said, “but he wore down and started cramping up in the second half. We ran a lot of deep routes and we kind of wore
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him out. We moved the ball and scored enough to win, we just gave up too many big plays.” The Mountaineers felt like they were going to put the game away right before Moore pulled off his highlight reel interception return. “The interception turned
the tide,” Coach Lloyd said. “The ball came off (Clark’s) hand too high and just sailed on him.” KM had more opportunities after that but lost three fumbles, including one on a hook and lateral that had touchdown written all over it.
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Maddox Brown, third grader at North Elementary and a member of First Baptist Church, received a plaque naming him a honorary fireman for going above and beyond the call of duty from Antioch Volunteer Fire Department. Making the presentation is Chris Speicher of the Antioch Fire Departent. There to support Maddox were Mike and Liza Brown (parents), Turner Brown (younger brother), Steve and Gail Brown and Denise Cobb (grandparents).
Kings Mountainâ€™s Jake Merchant, left, makes a great leaping catch and turned it into a 70yard touchdown in Wednesdayâ€™s game with North Lincoln at John Gamble Stadium.
Patriots lose to North Lincoln Kings Mountain Middle School had trouble holding onto the football Wednesday and lost to North Lincoln 16-6 in a Tri-County Conference East Division game at John Gamble Stadium. The Patriots lost six fumbles, including two on onside kicks and two on lateral passes, and had one pass intercepted. North Lincoln also had trouble holding onto the ball, losing four fumbles, but the Panthers got a big rushing effort from big fullback Donnie Thompson, who plowed through the Patriot defense for 76 yards, one touchdown
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and a two-point conversion. Kings Mountainâ€™s Jake Merchant had a big game at wide receiver, catching four passes from Darren Burns for 145 yards, including a 70-yard touchdown on a great leaping catch at the 30. He spun away from his defender and ran down the home sideline for the final 30 yards and the score. Merchant caught another pass for 67 yards to the North Lincoln two, but the Patriots fumbled on the next play. Kings Mountain, 1-1 in the division and 12 overall, travels to Lincolnton today at 5 p.m.
Lady Patriots win one, lose two softball games Kings Mountain Middle Schoolâ€™s girls went 1-2 in Tri-County softball games last week. The Lady Patriots scored their first win of the year Monday, defeating Lincolnton 18-0 in four innings. Jennifer Hamrick pitched a complete game one-hitter. Hamrick struck out six as the Lady Patriots played errorfree defense. Cassi Melton led the plate attack with two hits and four runs batted in. Madison Hoyle and Kassidy Hamrick finished with two hits and Gretchen Boyles, Ashton
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On Thursday, the Lady Patriots fell victim to another bad inning and lost to defending champion West Lincoln 14-0. Jennifer Hamrick and Kassidy Hamrick split pitching duties. West Lincoln scored eight runs in the second inning, thanks in large part to a grand slam that landed on top of the batting cage over the left centerfield fence. Destiny Hamrick had the only hit for Kings Mountain. Kameron Marr reached base with a walk. Ashton Withers provided several defensive gems at shortstop. The Lady Patriots were scheduled to play at West Lincoln yesterday.
THANKS FIREMEN - Linda Appling of Kings Mountain Womanâ€™s Club presents a box of goodies to members of the Kings Mountain Fire Department for their service to the community, an Appreciation Day gesture of the Womanâ€™s Club Sept. 11. From left, Appling, Tyler Laughridge, Bill Parker, Eric Carroll, Rocky Packe and Adam Kates.
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HOMECOMING COURT NOMINEES - Front , left to right Carson Bolin, Emily Bell, Brittany Lysek, Naeemah James, Ally Gray; Middle, Kaylee Faile, Haley Pearson, Chelsie Humphries, Stephanie Wright, Hailey Rotenberry, Kalin Gilbert, Jada Mauney, Michelle Philavong, Kimberly Sourisoud, Emily Whitaker, Yesenia Abrego; Back, Kelsie Davis, Brittany Mason, Kayla Heisler, Kellie Ford, Sara Borov, Hannah Wyte and Amber Vancil. The homecomng game will be played this Friday against Ashbrook.
Wildcats are ‘turning up the heat’ with good character West Elementary School has a goal this year to reach 212 degrees academically, behaviorally, and socially! It’s that one extra degree of going above and beyond that can make the difference! West Wildcats are “turning up the heat” by displaying good character! Cleveland County Schools’ character education mission is to “create a social environment in which knowing the good, desiring the good, and doing the good are taught, modeled, and practiced.” The county highlights a different character trait each month. Individuals schools choose to promote the trait in different ways. At West Elementary School, teachers are asked to select one student from their classrooms that best exemplifies the character trait of the month. This year, West has chosen to include community members in celebrating achievements and promoting character education. Kings Mountain Mayor Rick Murphrey, agreed to highlight respect - September’s character trait. Through West TV, Mayor Murphrey spoke to all West Wildcats emphasizing the importance of being respectful. He then joined the 16 winners for the Character Breakfast of the year.
Kings Mountain Mayor Rick Murphrey (L) and city employee Ellis Noell with honored students: Kindergarten - Hayden Huss, Raven McClain, Eddie Homer; First Grade - Mia Bridges, Symone Shergill, Sara Kate Bridges; Second Grade - Ally Hollifield, Maggie Honeycutt, Carolina Barber, Logan Premo; Third Grade - Karley Norris, Seabron Echols and Junior Boakye; and Fourth Grade - Madison Weber, Eric Ngaopraseut, and Emma Goff.
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The eighty-fourth class of the Cleveland Community College Practical Nursing program held its pinning ceremony on Thursday, July 26, in the Student Activities Center on the CCC campus. Twelve nursing students were recognized during the ceremony for their achievements. Front row, left to right, Stacey Leigh Bailey, Micah Hamrick Holiday, Amber Renee Horne; second row, Juleigh M. Gilbert, Jennifer Ann Regan, Jamie L. Buice; third row, Justin Marvin Hamrick, Daniell K. Alewine, Cara Beaty Ervin; back row, Tasha Nichol Haskin, Meredith Rae Parsons, and Allyssa Nicole Greene.
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5 schools designated Title I Reward Schools Five local elementary schools are designated as Title I Reward Schools for being among the highest performing in the state. East, Fallston, Grover, North and Washington elementary schools have been identified among the top 10 percent of all Title I schools
in the state for sustaining student achievement over a number of years. Beginning with the 201213 school year, 120 Title I schools comprise the state’s list of Reward Schools. Eighty-one are identified as highest-performing (including the five local elementary
schools), and 39 schools are identified as having made the most progress over a number of years. And, for the second year in a row, Cleveland County has an elementary school included among the top of these highest performing See SCHOOLS, 9B
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MEDITATION It is up to us to plant the seeds
Dr. Jeff Hensley Pastor Kings Mountain Baptist Church Megan McKenna makes an interesting suggestion that is a reminder of the spiritual truth that God typically works in this world through those who are His followers. McKenna suggests that God’s work is much like planting good seeds, and then she tells the story of a woman who wanted peace in the world and peace in her heart, but she was very frustrated because such things seemed so unlike the world she knew. One day, this woman decided that she would go shopping, and she went to a nearby neighborhood shopping center and then picked a store at random. The woman walked into the store and was surprised to see Jesus standing behind the counter. She
knew it was Jesus because he looked just like the pictures she’d seen on holiday cards, on the walls at church, and in devotional books. When she finally got over her shock and stirred up enough nerve, she went to the counter and said, “Excuse me, are you Jesus?” “I am,” he said. Still somewhat overwhelmed, she asked Jesus, “Do you work here?” To which he replied, “No, I own the store.” “Oh,” the woman replied, “what do you sell here?” “Just about everything,” Jesus said, so feel free to walk up and down the aisles, make a list, see what it is you want and then come back and we’ll see what we can do for you.” The woman did just that. She walked up and down the aisles, admiring all the choices of wonderful things. On one shelf she found the label marked: “peace on earth.” On another shelf was “no more war,” which was just above a shelf designated “no hunger or poverty.” On another aisle she found products like “peace in families” and “no more drugs,” and in a corner where the fixtures were painted green she found “harmony,” “clean air,” and “careful
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use of resources.” She saw so many things she wanted that she had to write furiously in order to get them all down. By the time she got back to the counter, she had made a long list. Jesus took the list, skimmed over it, and then looked up at her and smiled. “No problem,” he said, and then he bent down behind the counter and picked out all sorts of things, and stood up and laid out several packets. “But what are these?” she asked. “There’re seed packets,” Jesus replied. “You see, this is a catalog store.” “You mean I don’t get the finished products?” she responded. “No,” Jesus said, “this is a place of dreams. You come here and see what they look like, and I give you the seeds. You are the one who has to plant the seeds, nurture them and help them to grow.” All of us would certainly like to have many of the things that woman saw in the store that day, but it is so easy to forget that in order to have them we need to be willing to let Jesus use us in order to help the things we seek become realities. May God help us to make it so.
Country breakfast Saturday at El Bethel El Bethel United Methodist Church, El Bethel Rd., will serve a country breakfast Saturday, Oct. 6th, 6:30 a.m.-10 a.m. Carryouts available. Bake sale,also. Call 704-739-9174.
KM Baptist yard sale Oct. 6 Kings Mountain Baptist Church, 101 W. Mountain St., is hosting a yard sale on Oct. 6 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Items will include appliances, golf clubs, name brand clothing, boys bicycle, antiques and collectibles. Members will also be selling biscuits, coffee and other refreshments. All proceeds and/or donations will go to support the building fund.
The Martins in concert The multi-Dove award winning and Grammy nominated vocal group The Martins will present a concert Thursday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. at Firestone Wesleyan Church, 1700 Union Road, Gastonia. A donation of $10 is suggested at the door. The public is invited.
Corks & Taps The Corks & Taps fundraiser for Hospice of Cleveland County, will be held Oct. 18 at the LeGrand Center in Shelby. For more information call 704-487-4677 or visit the website at www.hospicecares.cc
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Church Service Directory KINGS MOUNTAIN Long Creek Presbyterian Church 701 Long Creek Road 704-629-4406 Love Valley Baptist Church 2032 Bethlehem Road 704-730-0075 Macedonia Baptist Church 1101 S. Battleground Avenue 704-739-6811 Midview Baptist Church 703 Margrace Road 704-739-6711 Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church 220 N. Watterson Street 704-739-8354 Mountain View Agape Church 506 Sparrow Springs Road 704-739-0160 Mt. Olive Baptist Church Compact School Road 704-739-4516 Mt. Zion Baptist Church 220 N. Watterson Street 704-739-8354 New Beginnings Church of Jesus Christ 541 Crocker Road 704-730-9507 New Bynum Chapel Zion Church N. Cansler Street 704-739-2606 New Camp Creek Baptist Church 863 New Camp Creek Ch. Road 704-487-7128 New Life Family Worship Center 428 Oak Grove Road
704-739-9371 New Way Missionary Baptist Church 105 Waco Road 704-724-0414 Oak Grove Baptist Church 1022 Oak Grove Road 704-739-4833 Oak View Baptist Church 1517 York Road 704-739-7831
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Pathway Baptist Church 3100 Parkdale Circle 704-734-0852 Patterson Grove Baptist Church 301 Oak Grove Road 704-739-5826 Peoples Baptist Church 1010 Groves Street 704-739-0398 Proclaiming the Word Ministries 7011 Cleveland Avenue Progressive Church of Our Lord 1001 Cleveland Avenue 704-734-1070 Resurrection Lutheran Church 600 Crescent Circle 704-739-5580 Royal Praise Ministries 2055 Shelby Rd. Saint Matthew’s Lutheran Church 201 N. Piedmont Avenue 704-739-7466 Second Baptist Church 120 Linwood Road 704-739-4216 Shady Grove Baptist Church 339 Shady Grove Road 704-739-8920
Sunrise Baptist Church St. Paul United Methodist Church N. Cansler Street 704-739-1256
GASTONIA Bethesda United Methodist Church 3714 S. New Hope Rd
Sunrise Baptist Church 208 Mail Road 704-692-3007
Grace Community Advent Christian Church 206 West 3rd Avenue 704-739-9230
Temple Baptist Church 612 N. Cansler Street 704-739-4716 The Favor Center Church 602 Slater Street True Gospel Holiness Church 1608 Shelby Road 704-739-6764 Unity AME Zion Church 948 Unity Church Road 704-228-0328 Vestibule AME Zion Church 2175 Vestibule Church Road 704-739-7961 Westover Baptist Church 114 Westover Drive
GROVER Bethany Baptist Church 423 Cleveland Avenue 704-937-3010 Carolina Praise and Worship Center 201 N. Main Street 704-937-7541 First Apostolic Church of Blacksburg 205 E. Cherokee St. Blacksburg, SC704-937-7390864-8391873 WACO New Testament Missionary Baptist Church
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Government Kings Mountain City Council - meets last Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at Kings Mountain City Hall, 101 W. Gold St. Cleveland County Board of Commissioners - meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 6 p.m. in the commissioners’ chambers, second floor, County Administration Building, 311 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 www.hospicecares.cc 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. – HL Exercise Class – 9-9:30 a.m., every Monday and Friday. – Ceramics – 9:30-11:30 a.m., every Monday. – Seniors in Motion – 10:30-11:30 a.m., every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, with instructors from the Y. – Quilting – 12:30-3 p.m., every Monday, and 1-3 p.m. every Thursday. – Low-Impact Aerobics – 1-2 p.m., every Monday and Wednesday, with instructors from Shapes by Jodi. – Knitting – 9-11 a.m., every Tuesday. – Computer class – 9-2 p.m., every Tuesday and
The Kings Mountain Herald | www.kmherald.net Thursday. – Bible History – 10-11 a.m., every Tuesday. – Sewing class – 11-noon, every Tuesday. – Evening Line Dance class – 6-7:30 p.m., every Tuesday. – First Place Healthy Lifestyle – 8:30-9:30 a.m., every Wednesday. – Scrapbook committee meets – 10-11 a.m., every Wednesday. – Jewelry-making class – 1-2 p.m., every Wednesday. – Healthy Lifestyle class meets – 8-9:30 a.m., every Thursday. – Intermediate Line Dance – 10-11:30 a.m., every Thursday. – Bingo – 10:45-11:30 a.m., every Thursday. – Yoga – 1:30-2:30 p.m., every Thursday, with instructor Marlene Smith. – Men’s Coffee – 9-10:30 a.m., every Friday. – Women’s Tea – 9-10:30 a.m., every Friday. – Wii Bowling League – noon, every Friday. – Zumba Gold Exercise – 1-2 p.m., every Friday, with instructors from the Y. – Veterans meet – first Tuesday of each month, 3 p.m. – Monthly birthday party – fourth Tuesday of each month, 10:45 a.m. – Depression support group – first Wednesday of each month, 10:30 a.m. – Blood pressure clinic – third Wednesday of each month, 10 a.m.
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. 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 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.
Library Events All events, unless other wise listed will be at the Mauney Memorial Library, 100 South Piedmont Avenue, Kings Mountain. Free computer classes are available at Mauney Memorial Library in Kings Mountain. October dates: Oct. 4 from 3:30-5 p.m. Introduction to Internet; Oct. 9 from 3:30-5 p.m. Introduction to basic computers; Oct. 16 from 3:30-5 p.m. Email; Oct. 18 from 3:305 p.m. resume; Oct. 23 from 3:30-5 p.m. Introduction to Computers; Oct. 30 from 3:30-5 p.m. Introduction to Internet. November dates: Nov. 8 from 3:30-5 p.m. Email; Nov. 13 from 3:30-5 p.m. resume; Nov. 15 from 3:30-5 p.m. Introduction to Internet. Preschool Storytime – Tuesdays, 10 a.m., 3-5 years old, and Thursdays, 10 a.m., 2 years and under, at Mauney Memorial Library, in the Community Room. Call 704739-2371 and choose option 2 for more information.
Museum Events All events, unless otherwise listed will be at the Kings Mountain Historical Museum, 100 East Mountain St., 704-739-1019. “Reflections of Civil War Soldiers” exhibit – through Nov. 9. The exhibit will showcase the personal letters and papers written by soldiers of the Civil War. In conjunction with the
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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.
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“Pink” – Breast Cancer Survivors Luncheon will be held Oct. 10 at 238 Cherokee Street in Kings Mountain from 2-4pm. Breast cancer survivors and members of the community are invited to attend. The luncheon is free for survivors, who will also receive a rose. Doorprizes, fellowship, and more. Reservations may be made by calling 704-739-1292. Walk-in’s will also be welome.
All events, unless otherwise listed will be at the Kings Mountain YMCA, 211 Cleveland Ave., 704-739-9631. 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 email@example.com
Reunions The Kings Mountain High School Class of 1954 will hold the 58th reunion Saturday, Oct. 6, at 6:30 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church. Mayor Rick Murphrey will be guest speaker. Joe Hedden, former KMHS band director, will be a special guest. The Kings Mountain High School Class of 1992 will hold its 20th reunion October 6. Parents of deceased students and teachers are welcome. Call Jennifer Surratt- Hord for information and tickets at 704-271-0629. 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 Attorney-at-Law Jesse Bone will explain to veterans how to get the benefits they deserve at a meeting Thursday, Oct. 4. The meeting is free of charge and open to any veteran or family member. It will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Life Enrichment Center Adult Day Health Service in Shelby, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Roger Goins will be at the Gateway Festival this Saturday with his famous BBQ
Culture series at GW University – The culture, literature, and traditions of the Cherokee people will be showcased next month as part of the Southern Appalachian Culture Series (SACS), to be held Oct. 12-13 in Boiling Springs, N.C. The weekend’s activities will kick off with the Southern Appalachian Culture Film Festival from Oct. 8 – 11. In partnership with the Cleveland County Arts Council’s Real to Reel Film Festival, each night, films will be shown that highlight aspects of life in the Southern Appalachian region. Screenings will be shown each night at 7 p.m. in the Time Warner Cable Theater, inside Tucker Student Center, located on the campus of Gardner-Webb University. The Woman's Club annual Fall Festival will be Wednesday, Oct. 17, 108 E. Mountain Street. Turkey or ham with all the trimmings will be served from 11:30-1:30 and 5:30-7:00 pm, eat in or take out. Adult tickets are $10 and children under 12 eat for $6. A country store, beautifully decorated tables with settings and floral displays and "Trash Formation" will also be available. For the Trash Formation you may use computer parts, glass, scrap metal, old clothing, papers, magazines, phone books, etc. Please bring these to the clubhouse between 8 a.m.-12 noon on Oct. 16. Ribbons and certificates will be given to all participants. Please call Johann Sherrill at 704 7390405, Betty Gamble, 704 730-3800 or Lois Blanton 704 734-1876 for tickets or more information. The annual Bar H Haunted Hayride will be held Oct. 19-20 in Boiling Springs. The event, which has become the most "go to" fright attractions in the area, starts each night at 7:30 p .m., featuring comedy, surprises, and family fun. Boiling Springs lifeSaving & Rescue handles concessions. The real Maze is also available, a test to fee your way through darkness to reach the other end. You will ride trailers through the darkness. Creepy things of the night, escapee's from crypts, mutants and other and other non-normals are the 'scares" coming to the Bar H Arena.
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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Legals NORTH CAROLINA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION CLEVELAND COUNTY BEFORE THE CLERK OF COURT FILE NO.: 12 SP 335 IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF THE DEED OF TRUST OF ROBERT R. JOHNSON AND WIFE, PEGGY B. JOHNSON, Mortgagors, to MICHAEL R. MAGUIRE, Trustee; WESLEY L. DEATON, Substitute Trustee, NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BOOK 1637, PAGE 1446 CITIZENS SOUTH BANK, Mortgagee. Dated June 29, 2007, recorded in Book 1526, at Page 478 Securing the original amount of $98,400.00 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Robert R. Johnson and Peggy B. Johnson, described above, in the Cleveland County Public Registry; default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness thereby secured and the said Deed of Trust being by the terms thereof subject to foreclosure; and the holder of the indebtedness thereby secured having demanded a foreclosure thereof for the purpose of satisfying said indebtedness; and under and by virtue of an order entered in the within entitled and numbered action by the Clerk of Superior Court of Cleveland County, North Carolina on the 5th day of September, 2012, the undersigned Trustee will offer for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash at the Courthouse door in Shelby, North Carolina at 12:00 p.m. on Friday the 5th day of October, 2012, the land conveyed in said Deed of Trust, the same lying and being in Cleveland County, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: BEING the full contents of Lot No. 3 of the MINOR SUBDIVISION OF JAMIE CAMP as shown on a plat of said subdi-
vision recorded in Plat Book 28 at Page 118 of the Cleveland County Registry. THIS PROPERTY HAS THE ADDRESS OF: 1804 DAVID DRIVE SHELBY, NC 28150 This sale is made subject to all outstanding and unpaid Cleveland County and any city or town ad valorem property taxes as well as any and all other prior liens, defects and encumbrances involving said property, as well as a Clerk’s fee of $.45 per $100 on the purchase price. Notice is further hereby given that the successful bidder will be required to make a cash deposit not to exceed the greater of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid or seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00). Notice is further hereby given that the sale will be conducted pursuant to and subject to all of the provisions of Chapter 45, as amended, of the General Statutes of North Carolina. Notice is given that an order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to N.C.G.S. §45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the Clerk of Superior Court of the County in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of any such rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement to the effective date of the termination. This the 5th day of September, 2012. By: /s/__Wesley L. Deaton Wesley L. Deaton, Substitute Trustee P.O. Box 2459 Denver, NC 28037 (704) 489-2491 KMH3480 (9/26 & 10/03/12)
CITY OF KINGS MOUNTAIN NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD MEETING TUESDAY OCTOBER 9, 2012 – 5:30 PM CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS CITY HALL CASE NO. Z-1-9-12 ARTICLE III – Definitions (proposed addition of “Private Recreational Complex”) ARTICLE VII – Section 7.4 Table of Permitted and Conditional Uses (proposed addition of “Private Recreational Complex) Micheal E. Brown is proposing a change to the Zoning Ordinance text. The purpose is to
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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 “ONESTOP” 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 CH 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 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 (9/26,10/03,10//2012)
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SCHOOLS: designated Title I Reward Schools From page 5B schools. Fallston Elementary was among the top Title I schools in the state last year and a finalist in the Distinguished Schools Program. This year, East Elementary is among the top 10 percent of the Reward Schools. This year, 12 schools (the top 10 percent) are invited to submit portfolios to identify the best practices contributing to their schools’ successes. They have the opportunity to represent the state in the National Title I Distinguished Schools program and are eligible for Reward School Mini‐Grants, with a base allotment of $20,000 and additional funding per the school’s ADM (average daily membership). East Elementary Principal Eric Lamanna said a key to East’s success is the commitment by its staff to help students succeed. East’s culture is one of team spirit and focusing on putting the children first, he said. “All our certified staff members stay after school and tutor students at least one day a week during the entire second semester,” Lamanna said. Fallston Principal Mary Frye cited numerous programs used to target deficiencies and intervene and improve students’ basic reading and math skills. She said student progress is closely monitored and assessed and best practices from
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Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has named Cleveland Community College, to the coveted Military Friendly Schools® list. The 2013 Military Friendly Schools® list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus “Inclusion on the 2013 list of Mili-
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Two-year-old Zelia Katherine Morris holds her new brother, Judah Neal Morris, born on September 4, 2012 at Cleveland Regional Medical Center. The family is doing well living in Franklin, N. C. Parents are Matt and Kerri Brutko Morris. Kerri is the daughter of Mal and Shirley Brutko.
“Pink” luncheon for survivors The month of October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and 238 Cherokee Street will sponsor the second annual luncheon honoring breast cancer survivors on Wednesday, Oct. 10. Survivors are invited from 2-4 p.m. to enjoy lunch in the restaurant din-
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Annie Moses Band in concert The Annie Moses Band, a family outfit whose members include parents Bill and Robin Wolaver, and their children Annie, Alex, Benjamin, Gretchen, Camille
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Pageant sign-up now underway Registration gets underway this week for the Little Miss Gastonia-Gaston County Pageant, which will be held Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Gaston School of the Arts, 825 Union Road, Gastonia. Girls from Gaston and surrounding counties, including Cleveland, Lincoln, Catawba, Mecklenburg, and York, are eligible to enter. The competition for ages 0-6 years begins at 11:00 a.m. with the contestants participating in beauty, sportswear, Halloween cos-
tume, and photogenic categories. The competition for ages 7-19 years begins at 2 p.m. with the contestants participating in beauty, sportswear, talent, and photogenic categories. The event is an official preliminary for the North Carolina’s Outstanding Little Miss state pageant. The pageant is a fundraiser for the Miss Gastonia scholarship fund. For more information, call Delores Cox at (704) 827-7277 or visit www.missgastoniapageant.com.
Wedding Putnam, Bryant wed in double-ring ceremony Jenna Joanne Bryant and Joseph Russell Putnam were united in marriage Saturday, September 29, 2012 at Fairview Presbyterian Church, Fountain Inn, South Carolina. The 5 o’clock doublering ceremony was officiated by the Reverend Peter Spink and the Reverend Lee Thomas. A reception followed at TimbeRock at Hopkins Farm. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Russell Bryant of Simpsonville, SC, and the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Robert Martin and the late Mr. and Mrs. James Harold Bryant, all of Simpsonville, SC, and Mrs. Joan Miller McCarter and the late Ralph Hugh McCarter of Fountain Inn, South Carolina. Jenna is a graduate of Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Communications. She is currently a graduate student at Converse College where she will obtain her Masters in Elementary Education in May of 2013. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Eugene Putnam of Kings Mountain, North Carolina. He is the grandson of Mrs. Marlene Hedrick Neisler and the late Joseph Andrew Neisler, Jr. of Lake Waccamaw, NC and the late Mr. and Mrs. Buren Russell Putnam of Kings Mountain, NC. Russ is a graduate of Ap-
palachian State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Marketing and Health Care Management. He is currently employed in Business Development for United Parcel Service in Hickory, North Carolina. The bride was given in marriage by her father. Mrs. Erica Shirley Rector and Mrs. Sara McCarter Taylor, cousins of the bride, served as Matrons of Honor. Bridesmaids were Mrs. Lee Putnam Howell, sister of the groom, Miss Melissa Marie Smith and Miss Amelia Lauren Smith, cousins of the bride, Mrs. Jamie Mulkey Buss, Mrs. Amanda Williams Harb, and Miss Nichole Elizabeth Siebach. Junior bridesmaid was Miss Dorothy Ella Peden. Honorary bridesmaids and greeters were Miss Chelsea Lauren Ford, Miss Katie Gray Nelli and Miss Spenser Lee Brooks. Gerald Eugene Putnam, father of the groom, served as best man. Groomsmen were Brett Martin Bryant, brother of the bride, Drew Alexander Howell, brotherin-law of the groom, William Andrew Neisler, cousin of the groom, Tyler Logan Leach, Alan Jacob Gibson, Joseph Brett Connor and David Carl Brinkley. Junior groomsman was Elliot Wells Peden. Jordan Scott VanDyke, cousin of the groom served as usher. Little Miss Carter Adair Rector, cousin of the bride,
MRS. JOSEPH RUSSELL PUTNAM (Jenna Joanne Bryant) served as flower girl. Master Luke Alexander Howell, nephew of the groom, served as ring bearer. Music was provided by Jeremy Odio, Rev. Lee Thomas and Miss Virginia Neisler, cousin of the groom. Reception greeters were Mr. and Mrs. Hollis McCarter and Mr. and Mrs. Kenny Smith, aunts and un-
cles of the bride. On the evening before the wedding, a rehearsal dinner was hosted by the parents of the groom at Sweet Catherine’s. Music was provided by Will Neisler, cousin of the groom and Mrs. Jamie Buss, friend of the bride. Following a honeymoon in St. Lucia, the couple will reside in Kings Mountain.
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The Cleveland County Hospice rib sale at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds was a big success and kids joined in the fun, above, as the adults shopped for bazaar items and tasty ribs.
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