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Candidates weigh in on issues ELIZABETH STEWART

Election Day is less than a month away and Sunday afternoon nine area candidates seeking local and state offices weighed in on some of the issues facing voters. The forum, which attracted over 65 people, was hosted by the Cleveland County Chapter NAACP at the Cooperative Extension Auditorium in Shelby. Topics ranged from voter identification, school privatization, job recruit-

ment, how to correct disparity in county employment, and judges’ temperament Mary Accor in handling cases. All three candidates for the Senate seat in the 46th District ( ClevelandBurke) John McDevitt (D), incumbent Warren Daniel (R) and Richard Evey (Libertarian) attended. Other races in which local and area people will

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make choices at the polls did not attract all the candidates to the forum. Several candidates sent responses to the invitation of the political action committee, some did not respond. The three incumbent county commissioners, Mary Accor (D), Ronnie Hawkins

Ronnie Hawkins

Johnny Hutchins

(R) and Johnny Hutchins, (R), all of Kings Mountain, were present. Susan Allen (R) did not attend. Patsy Keever, US District 10 NC House, was present. Incumbent Patrick McHenry sent regrets. Jamar McKoy (D), House District 110 was present, in-

Patsy Keever

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cumbent Kelly Hastings (R) sent regrets. Libertarian candidate Lewis Guignard Jr. did not attend. NC District Court Judge 27 B Meredith Shuford, incumbent was present. Challenger Gwynn Radeker did not attend. What is your position on

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Medicare?Moderator Willie McIntosh asked the candidate for US House of Representatives Patsy Keever. “ Seniors have earned Medicare coverage and I will defend and preserve Medicare. We don’t need See CANDIDATES, 6A

Battleground Grill closed Battleground Grill, 222 Railroad Ave., is closed and Gastonia businessman Nick LaVecchia, owner of the building, has posted a for sale sign. The business, which opened in Kings Mountain in the old Plonk Brothers Department Store location, was first called Battleground Restaurant and underwent a name change recently to Battleground Grill. LaVecchia said he wanted

to thank the Kings Mountain community for all their support, adding, “We enjoyed the time we had in Kings Mountain.” He said the building is for sale and most likely will house a chain concept from Charlotte called American Roadside Burgers, similar to Five Guys with atmosphere and flair. “They are more family style and would lend itself well to the community,’’ said LaVecchia.

Think pink! October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and at least two Kings Mountain businesses are thinking pink. Rob Bolin of 238 Cherokee Street Tavern is rolling out the pink carpet to breast cancer survivors at a free lunch from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday (today). Door prizes will be provided by Bellus tu Spa, SpaMed and Fresh Hair Con-

cepts. Prior to the luncheon Howard and Carol Elmore at Hometown Hardware will be hosting Moooresville Fire Department’s pink fire truck on their lot from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and will move it for display at 238 Cherokee Street from 2-3 p.m. Kings Mountain firemen will be distributing fire prevention materials.


Tom Bennett, left, as Cicero and Jackson Champion, as Trout Mosley, in a scene from “Dairy Queen Days” which opens Friday night at 7:30 p.m. by the Kings Mountain Little Theatre at Joy Performance Center.

“Dairy Queen Days” opens Friday The curtain goes up Friday, Saturday and Sunday on the Kings Mountain Little Theatre’s production of Bob Inman’s play from his book, “Dairy Queen Days’’ at Joy Performance Center, 202 S. Railroad Avenue. Andy Neisler is directing the play and curtain time is 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and senior citizens.

Kings Mountain Hospital is sponsoring the performances. Bob Inman, author, writer and well known as former news anchor of WBTV Channel 3, will be in attendance at the Saturday, October 20th performance. KMLT is offering a special ticket for a “Meet and Greet” reception with Mr. Inman after the performance for $15.00 if you already have a ticket to the play or for $25.00

if you are buying tickets for both the play and the reception. This special event will include beverages and desserts. For reservations or further information, please respond to this message or call the box office at 704-730-9408. Reservations will be accepted, but must be made 24 hours in advance of the date See DAIRY QUEEN DAYS, 6A

Incentives approved, Annual Fall Festival set for Oct. 17 Stout coming to KM The Cleveland County Board of Commissioners last Tuesday night approved an incentive agreement for Stout Brewing Company, LLC. The company will be purchasing and renovating an existing facility located at 518 North Sims Street, Kings Mountain, and anticipates creating 61 new, per-

manent full-time jobs during the first five years of their project and plans to invest approximately $6,000,000) in new investment. “Stout appreciates the assistance of Cleveland County and Kings Mountain and we are looking forward to a bright future working together” said company executive Cody Sommer. Chairman of the Cleveland County Commissioners, Johnny Hutchins, stated after the meeting, “While this is truly another great success for Cleveland See STOUT, 6A

‘Celebrating our Homes and Heritage’ is the theme for the annual Kings Mountain Woman’s Club Fall Festival Wednesday, Oct. 17, and clubwomen are hard at work readying for the event expected to be one of the biggest and best. Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and supper from 5:30-7 p .m. with a choice of ham or turkey with accessories. Plates are $10 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under. One of the feature exhibits will be the popular “Trashformation” in which those entering for ribbon awards and certificates are transforming a work of art from 90% trash using all

kinds of media, glass, wire, paper, metal, etc. Students and Scouts are finishing up projects this week as well as other members of the community along with club women. “This is an exciting part of the festival,’’ said Tonya Wilson, co-chair with Johnsie Reavis of this division. Garden club members are decorating tables in the auditorium of the clubhouse on the overall theme and the public will again pick the winners by marking their choices. Floral arrangements will also be featured. The bazaar, always a favorite of festival-goers, will include cakes, canned jellies, homemade breads and other items.

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■ OBITUARIES Annie Yarbro Beattie

Oscar ‘Speedy’ Bowman U.S. Army veteran, he served during WWII KINGS MOUNTAIN Oscar Newell “Speedy” Bowman, 81, a resident of 407 Crocker Road, Kings Mountain, NC, died Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at his home. Born in Forsyth Co, NC, son of the Late Carl W. a n d Mamie Moser B o w man, he was also preceded in death by a sister Val Bowman Bennett. He retired as a truck driver after 32 years, a member of Oak View Baptist Church, Kings Mountain, NC, and also a member of Fairview Masonic Lodge and White Plains Shrine Club. A veteran of the US Army, he served in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Surviving are his wife of 34 years, Judy Jones Bowman, of the home; sons, Rickey D. Bowman and wife, Angie, Cary, NC; Dennis J. Bowman and wife,

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Retired from Margrace Mills KINGS MOUNTAIN Annie Elizabeth Yarbro Beattie, 91, resident of Kings Mountain, NC, died October 7, 2012 at Kings Mountain Hospital. She was born in Cleveland County,. NC to the late Jim Yarbro and Addie Hord Yarbro. She was also preceded in death by husband Leonard P a u l Beattie; brothers, Alvin “Abb” Yarbro, Haywood Yarbro, James Yarbro, Tom Yarbro, Olen Yarbro, Fotch Yarbro, Norris Yarbro, Rybryn Yarbro; sisters, Nidia Smith, Mable Wright, and Geneva Wheery. Ms. Beattie was retired from Margrace Mills after 25 years of service. Ms. Annie was a beloved Aunt, Best Friend and second mother to a niece. She was also blessed and loved by the Yarbro and Beattie families. She was fortunate to have been a “Special Friend” to Mr. Hubert Hoyle and the

Hoyle and Bost families of Shelby, Kings Mountain, and Hickory. Good Neighbors (Morris, Phifer, Parker, and Hambright families) blessed her life with their thoughtfulness and love. Surviving are her caregiver and niece: Suzzette Proffitt, Shelby, NC; nephew Larry Beattie; and double first cousins, W. A. and Patsy Yarbro, John and Ruth Yarbro, George Yarbro (among the many), etc. and a multitude of other nieces and nephews. The graveside service will be conducted Friday, October 12, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Mountain Rest Cemetery. Dr. Jeff Hensley will officiate. Interment will be in Mountain Rest Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday, Oct. 12, 2012 prior to the service from 1011 a.m. at Harris Funeral Home. A guest register is available at Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain, NC, is in charge of arrangements.

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ARRESTS OCT. 2: Cory Travis Payne, 36, 208 N. Dilling St., assault on handicap person, felony, resist, delay, obstruct, $2500 bond, secured. OCT. 2: Marty Caprice Stevenson, 39, 906 Grace St., assault on female. OCT. 3: Lisa Morrow Cody, 44, Chesterfield Court, possession drug paraphernalia, simple assault, $1,000 bond, secured. OCT 3: Matthew Shawn Williams, 20, 126 Cricket Lane, obtain property by false pretense, felony, forgery/uttering, felony, no bond. OCT. 3: Shane Hall Jr., 23, 1230 Second St., assault, criminal summons. OCT. 3: Dennis Hogue, 56, 714 Bridges St., indecent exposure, resist police officer, $276 cash bond. OCT. 5: Angela Kay Odom Williams, 33, failure to comply, $235 bond, secured. OCT. 6: Christopher Dalton Hall, 22, 309 Fairview St., simple assault, criminal summons. CITATIONS OCT. 1: Stacy Lee Dellinger, 30, 202 Mail Rd., revoked license, improper equipment, headlights. OCT. 1: Michael Colee Eller, 21, Gastonia, expired tag, no inspection.

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OCT. 1: Kevin Ryan Breland, 37, 600 W. King St., speeding. OCT. 1: Angela Odom, 43, 20 Chesterfield Ct., speeding, driving on wrong side of road. OCT. 1: Willie Darryl Harris, 47, 1227 Battleground Ave., no seat belt. OCT. 1: Aaron Scott McClain, 19, Gastonia, seat belt violation. OCT. 2: Timothy Emil Stewart, 42, 1527 N. Piedmont Ave. No. 1, expired tag, no inspection. OCT. 2: Eric Hawkins Naman, 36, Shelby, revoked license. OCT. 2: Edward Wayne Moss, 42, 219 Stoney Point Rd., revoked license, possession marijuana and drug paraphernalia OCT. 2: Cody Brent Jones, 19, Bessemer City, speeding OCT. 3: Johnnie W. Woods Jr., 61, Shelby, speeding. OCT, 4: Michael Scott Powers Jr., 35, 205-B S. Gaston St. shoplifting, trespassing. OCT. 4: Bertha Alice Gibson, 46, Gastonia, no operator’s license, faulty equipment, head lamps. OCT. 5: Nathanel Charles Creeley, 33, 833 Bethlehem Rd., no inspection, expired tag. possession drug paraphernalia. OCT. 5: Lloyd Short, 52, 702 Bridges Dr., no inspection, expired tag. OCT 5: Thomas Anthony Patterson, 56, 804 Williams St., no inspection, expired tag. OCT. 6: Garland Bernard Willams, 39, Northwoods Dr., expired tag, revoked license. INCIDENTS OCT. 2: CVS Pharmacy,

1017 Shelby Rd., reported that a customer forged a prescription. OCT. 3: A resident of Waco Road reported theft of two LED flat screen TVs, a Sidekick mobile phone, play station and games and currency totaling nearly $1400. during a break-in. OCT. 6: Stay Alert, Kernersville, reported damage to an Arrowboard for traffic control with solar panels at I-85 North mile marker 9, $2,000 damage. OCT. 7: A resident of Second Street reported theft of coins, three Play Station games, and a rifle case. WRECKS OCT. 1: Officer David Warlick said a 1984 Buick operated by Austin Lee Blackwell, 921 Oak Grove Rd. Trailer 5, rear-ended a 2008 Kia operated by Wesley Ray Pendleton, 114 Yarbro Rd. Property damages were estimated at $2,000. The accident happened on US 74 business. OCT. 2: Officer David Warlick said that a 2008 Dodge operated by Andrew Buchanan of Charlotte hydroplaned on US 74 bypass traveling the exit ramp. The vehicle crossed US 85 North exit 10-A, collided with a guardrail on the shoulder of the exit ramp and then traveled in reverse before colliding with the same guardrail. Property damages were estimated at $2,000. OCT. 3: Cpl. D. K. Davis said that a 2003 Ford operated by Lanny Drum Jr. of Grover struck a 1993 Chevrolet operated by Christina Barnette, Gastonia, at NC 216 and Center Street. The Ford also hit a mailbox at 1207 N. Piedmont Avenue. Property damages were high. The injured were

transported by Kings Mountain Rescue and Cleveland County EMS to Cleveland Regional Hospital. OCT. 5: Officer J. L. Dee said that a 2010 Lincoln operated by Charles Tate of Rock Hill, SC struck a 1995 Chevrolet operated by Andrea Gjelhaug of Shelby on US 74 Business at NC 216. Property damages were minor. OCT. 5: Officer Bryan McGinnis said that Mittie Logan, 105 Butternut Dr. was backing from a parking space at 1033 Shelby Rd. and hit a 2002 Ford operated by Megan Trull, Mint Hill. Property damages were minor. OCT. 5: Officer David Warlick said that Malissa Cavazos, 324 Battleground Ave. Apt. B, was backing her 2001 Ford from Landry Drive and struck a 2001 Toyota operated by Revonda Cockett, 408 E. Ridge St. Property damages were estimated at $2,000. OCT. 6: Officer J. L. Dee said that a hit and run driver struck a parked 2002 Pontiac in the parking lot of Food Lion on Shelby Road owned by Denise Blanton, 306 Waco Road, doing minor damage. OCT. 6: Officer Bryan McGinnis said that a 2012 Honda owned by Loren Everhart of Shelby was struck by a driver who left the scene on Railroad Avenue. Estimated damage was $1,000. OCT. 6: Officer Chris McKnight said that Jakobie Danielle Smith, Hope Mills, said a deer ran out in front of her 2006 Chevrolet on I-85 at mile marker 8. Estimated damage was $1200. OCT. 7: Officer Bryan McGinnis said that Kather-

U.S. Army veteran, he served in Korea GROVER - Larry Dean Bolin, 64, resident of 107 Springdale Dr., died Thursday, October 4, 2012 at Gaston Memorial Hospital. He was born in Gaffney, SC, an employee of OHL in Shelby, NC, a faithful member of First Baptist Church in Grover, NC, where he served as chairman over the ushers. He served in US Army and was stationed in Korea. He was a fantastic and very thoughtful person who was a good Christian man that loved the Lord. Surviving are his parents, J.D. and Alma Peterson Bolin, Grover; brother, Johnny Bolin ,Lawrence, Mass; sister, Linda Bolin, Rutherfordton; and special caregiver, June Phifer, with much love. The funeral service was conducted Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012 at 4 p.m. at First Bap-

Brenda Hamrick SHELBY – Mrs. Brenda Gardner Hamrick, 70, of 1315 Crestview Dr., died Tues., Oct. 2, 2012 at Hospice at Wendover. Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 at 3 p.m, at Putnam Memorial Baptist Church, interment following in Shelby’s Sunset Cemetery.

ine Browning, 100 Arrowood Dr., was attempting to back her 1995 Buick from a parking space on E. King Street and struck a parked

tist Church, Grover, NC. Rev. John Barnhardt and R e v . David Saldo officiated. Interment was in Grover Cemetery. The family received friends Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012 prior to the service in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church, Grover, NC. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church ,403 Cleveland Ave., Grover, NC 28073. A guest register is available at Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain, NC, was in charge of arrangements.

Harris Funeral Home Juanita Saldo GROVER - Juanita Head Saldo, 66, resident of Inman, SC, formerly of Grover, died Oct. 8, 2012 at home. The funeral service will be conducted Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 at 4 p.m. at Ollie Harris Memorial Chapel at Harris Funeral Home with visitation prior to the service from 2;30-3:30 p.m. Interment will be in Grover Cemetery. 2003 Chrysler owned by Sabrea Shaw of Gastonia. Property damages were estimated at $1500.

Drug bust nets cocaine and over $9K in cash Deputies from the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Department and Shelby Police executed a search warrant Sept. 27 at 505 North Post Road in Shelby and arrested Larenta Dashun Merritt, 23. Sheriff Alan Norman said during the search investigators located 50 rocks of cocaine, a 9mm handgun, assorted drug paraphernalia, and $9,000 in currency. Investigators had been conducting undercover buys from Merritt for three months and had purchased both marijuana and crack cocaine from the suspect, the sheriff said. Merritt faces charges of two counts selling cocaine, two counts possession with intent to sell cocaine, one count maintaining a vehicle for drug sales, three counts selling marijuana and three counts possession with intent to sell marijuana. Merritt was jailed under $100,000 secured bond in the Cleveland County Detention Center.

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Barbara, Charlotte, NC; and Aaron Belt and wife, Annette, Ellenboro, NC; daughters, Lisa Bowman Rush and husband, Richard, Charlotte; and Kimberly Bowman Hayes, Mocksville, NC; grandchildren: Jennifer Bowman, Chase O’Brien, Rainey Belt, Wendi Belt and four great-grandchildren. The funeral service was conducted Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Ollie Harris Memorial Chapel. Rev. Steven Blanton officiated and interment with full military honors and Masonic service was held in Mountain Rest Cemetery. The family received friends Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. at Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain. Memorials may be made to the Cleveland-Rutherford Kidney Association, 1017 N. Washington St., Shelby, NC 28150. A guest register is available at Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain, NC, was in charge of arrangements.

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Six Girl Scout Cadettes from Troop 2037 got a special treat from the City of Kings Mountain for Saturday’s 232nd anniversary celebration of the Revolutionary War Battle of Kings Mountain at nearby KM National Military Park. Mary Catherine May, Makayla Sorrow, Madi Shubert, Katie Tucker, Abby Pennington and Gracie Plonk, pictured above, stand in front of the limo in which they rode with Mayor Rick Murphrey in honor of Scouting’s 100th anniversary. The mayor brought greetings from the city at the 3 p.m. wreath-laying event which also featured the arrival of the Overmountain Men. The mayor recognized the Scouts in his remarks, noting that many families in this area trace their ancestry to some of the greatest heroes of the Revolution.

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Bloodmobile in Grover The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be in Grover at First Baptist Church Tuesday, Oct. 9, from 3-7:30 p.m. and at Telerex, 110 Commerce Blvd., from 12:30-5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26.

Breakfast with Clifford set for Saturday, Oct. 20 “Breakfast with Clifford,’’ an all-you-can-eat buffet from 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. will be held Saturday, Oct. 20, at Kings Mountain Woman’s Club, 107 E. Mountain Street. Proceeds go to the Clifford fund to provide veterinarian care for sick and injured animals at the Cleveland County Animal Control Shelter. Clifford, a big red golden retriever, was a stray dog picked up by animal control officers and treated for injuries and then adopted. Pancakes, homemade fries, fruit and more at $10 for adults and $5 for children will be prepared and served by chefs and students from Central Piedmont Community College Culinary Arts school. Dine in or take out and there will be activities for children with Clifford. Locally tickets may be pre-ordered at Warlick & Hamrick Insurance, 106 E. Mountain St.


Saturday was Clean Up Day for Boy Scouts from Troop 104 of Central Methodist Church at the Gateway Trail in Kings Mountain. Scoutmaster Gary Romich, left, and Conservation Director David Chapin, far right, are showing working with the Scouts.

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“Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.� Brace yourself for wormy weather!

If you think the little cool snap we had over the weekend was something, just brace yourself. I was walking Gary Stewart the Gateway Trail the other day and saw a wooly worm. He was black on both ends and light brown in the middle. You know that means we’re going to have a rough winter at the start, followed by mild weather, and then capped off at the end with more rough weather! You know those little caterpillars are never wrong. No more than that famous Pennsylvania groundhog that comes out of his hole every February 2, is blinded by TV cameras and scurries back to bed. Well, this little worm wasn’t in too big of a hurry - I could have easily crunched him with my size eleven and a half - but maybe the reason he was crossing my path was that he was looking for place to bed down til spring. Old-timers’ folk lore, I guess you call it, has been predicting the weather for years, even before Doppler radar and weather men and women who take up way too much time on the TV every day. You’ll hear them a half dozen times every halfhour while the important stuff we want to hear (sports!) gets about 30 seconds. When I was a high school kid I worked Saturdays at Herman’s Blalock Grocery on Grover Road. Each year he gave away calendars to his customers at Christmas, but he always kept one nailed to the wall behind the checkout counter and made a big X mark for every foggy day in August. He said there would be as many winter snows as there were fogs in August, and his predictions came just as close, if not closer, than the weather man’s. He also shared another way of predicting winter weather. Cut open a persimmon seed. The inside middle of the seed will show the shape of either a fork, spoon or knife. It it’s a fork, the winter will be mild. If it’s a spoon you’ll have to shovel snow. If it’s a knife you’ll have cutting winds. Try it, if you can find a persimmon tree. The shapes are in there. Today’s old-timers (that’s folks my age) remember how the late WBTV

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weatherman Clyde McClain got his nickname “Cloudy.� One night when he gave the weather he said it would be “partly cloudy.� The next morning everyone awoke to almost a foot of snow and some guy from Kings Mountain called McClain at WBTV and said “I just shoveled 10 inches of partly cloudy out of my driveway.� My mother used to say that when snow stays on the ground for three days, it is waiting for another. I don’t know how many times she hit that prediction, but I do recall back in the late 50s or early 60s it snowed for about six Wednesdays in a row. We got out of school a lot, but we had to go on Saturdays to make up for it. My father-in-law always had a saying that in January, “thunder before eleven, snow in seven,� meaning that if you hear thunder before 11 a.m. there will be snow within a week. The people back before the advent of TV looked to nature to predict the weather. They said if acorns are plentiful in the fall and you see squirrels working hard to gather them up, you’re in for a bad winter. Look on the ground, there are a lot of acorns out there right now. Of course, there are ways to predict the weather in other seasons as well. Here’s just a few I’ve heard or read: -If cows lie down and refuse to get up, a storm is on the way. When we’re going fishing, if David Hughes sees that he says the fish aren’t going to bite. Of course, they never bite for me if the cows are up or down. -It’s going to rain if you see a lot of birds sitting on a telephone wire. -Red sky at morning, sailors take warning; red sky at night, sailors delight. -When dogs eat grass, a severe storm is brewing. -If it’s raining when the sun is shining, the devil’s beating his wife. -If it’s dry in the spring, it will be wet in the summer. -One of the best I’ve heard is that if you see your dog running around and ducking, it’s hailing. Duh. I would think he’d be in his house. I do know one thing for sure. My dog, which I keep in the pasture, has access to the barn and a dog house. He sleeps in the barn most of the time, but if you see him in his dog house, you can mark it down: A storm is on the way. Maybe that worm’s right too!


Dear Editor: Outsourcing is a big problem here in Western North Carolina. This issue is clear: if we want jobs at home to grow the American economy, we have to show our elected representatives that we are serious about stopping the outsourcing of American jobs. I am tired of my tax dollars supporting companies that ship jobs overseas. With eight percent unemployment nationally, why To the Editor: I strongly encourage all voters to cast a ballot in the general election. While there is much focus on the Presidential election, there are other important races that deserve our attention. We have a wonderful opportunity to elect John McDevitt to the N.C. Senate and Patsy Keever to Congress. John and Patsy will be hard-working representatives for all of us. John McDevitt is a Cleveland County native and Kings Mountain High School graduate. He cares about his hometown and is ready to go to Raleigh to concentrate on creating jobs and helping the economy grow and supporting teachers and protecting public To the Editor: I have a dislike for politics. I prefer to vote on the person and particularly do not like smears on a candidate from either party. I believe in the truth and the One who knows all things and who is in charge of all things. He is the One who will put whomever He wants in the White House for whatever reason He has. I’ve seen it in the past - no matter how much we think we can change things. This doesn’t mean that I do not vote - I believe that voting is a right. When someone says to me that “one vote won’t make a difference� I tell them that you can’t complain if you don’t vote.’’ I have been watching To the Editor:

We appreciate your letters to the editor. Deadline for letters to the editor for the Oct.24, 2012 editorial page is 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, 2012. In fairness to all candidates, no letters concerning candidates in the Nov. 6, 2012 general election will be run in the Herald after the edition of Oct. 24. Send your letters to, bring them by our office at 700 E. Gold Street, or mail them to us at P.O. Box 769, Kings Mountain NC, 28086.

Fellow citizens of the 10th Congressional District: I’m writing to ask you to consider voting for Patsy Keever, the Democratic candidate for Congress. Because of the recent re-districting, you may not know Patsy as well as her incumbent opponent (Patrick McHenry). But she is a hard-working public servant, presently representing District 115 in the NC House. I first met Patsy two years ago. During the primary for her House seat, I heard her on the radio, advocating a position on energy (my spe

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are we giving tax breaks to these companies? We have good workers right here in Western North Carolina who need these jobs. We need to elect a representative who is willing to stand up to corporate interests and stop this madness. Patsy Keever puts people, not corporate donors, first. She wants to stop giving tax handouts to companies that refuse to invest in American workers. Right now, companies outsource jobs because it makes sense financially.

They pay lower wages overseas and still enjoy American tax breaks. We need to take these tax incentives away so that American companies have more reasons to invest in our workers and in our towns. If Patrick McHenry isn’t going to stop giving tax breaks to companies that outsource jobs, then he has no business representing the 10th district of North Carolina.

school education. These issues are extremely critical to our quality of life. Simply put, we need John McDevitt as our state senator. He is the only candidate in the race who has a long-time connection to Kings Mountain. John believes in family values and spent many years in law enforcement protecting our families and communities. All of us are fed up with the gridlock in the do-nothing U.S. Congress. We desperately need a new face to represent the 10th District in Washington, and Patsy Keever is the person for the job. A retired school teacher, Patsy is wholeheartedly committed to education, which I care about deeply, and she understands how significant our children

are to building a better future for America. As you prepare to vote, please do not believe the biased TV commercials and trash-talk mailers, which are created by political groups in Raleigh and special interest organizations that are trying to deceive us. Be an informed voter. Know who you are voting for and know where the candidates stand on the key issues. Most important, vote for the people who you believe will best represent you and your family and are capable of moving our community, state and country forward.

like the rest of the country to see who this man really is who is running for the Republican Party’s most important position. What I had seen before the Florida convention did not show me who he is and what he stands for. Mitt Romney is the candidate I will vote for because America definitely needs a change. But again it all depends on what the Lord has in mind - and I do mean Jesus Christ our Triune God. Don’t know if you have noticed but America is now a country worshiping many gods - just like it is referred to in the Old Testament and what do the 10 Commandments say? “Thou shall have no other gods before me.’’ I am not writing this letter to preach to you. I want

to tell you what I thought about the last night of the convention in Tampa. Was Mitt Romney the best man for the job? Yes. Did he have the qualifications that most were hoping and looking for?Yes . Here was someone whose desire, I believe, is to pull us up by our bootstraps, turn our country toward a future that will help us overcome our debt, encourage businesses to once again hire the jobless, and look with faith towards the future instead of wondering if there would be a future for America. I am now confident of my my vote come November.

cialty as an engineer) which I consider misguided. As luck would have it, we both attended a community event a few weeks later, and I asked Patsy if she was open to hearing an opposing view. She was, and we began a conversation which lasted several weeks, due to all her follow-up questions. When the issue finally came up for a House vote in 2011, Patsy voted (along with a solid bipartisan majority) to defeat a very bad bill. She listens. I’m not a lobbyist or a paid political staffer. I’m not even a Democrat. I’m just a concerned citizen who’s old enough to remember a time before Congress became

today’s hyperpartisan, gridlocked, self-serving kindergarten. With 25 years’ experience as a schoolteacher, Patsy Keever is precisely the sort of thoughtful adult we need to help restore Congress to its proper integrity, dignity and purpose. Every vote is a sacred trust, and I hope you’ll grant yours to Patsy Keever for Congress. If the past is any indicator of the future, I can assure you that she’ll earn it.

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Letters to the Editor To the Editor, As a voter, I am terribly dismayed by the huge amount of money coming from corporate interests to some campaigns. Super PACs and corporate money are hurting our democracy and are making it harder for voters to know truth from lies. We should not continue to allow this kind of money to influence elections. This year, we are seeing billionaires and corporations dump huge sums into camDear Editor: The other day I received a mail piece from the N. C. Republican Party located over over 200 miles away yonder in Raleigh. It touted a man we don’t know, have never met and probably won’t ever see as the greatest man we could possibly ever meet and one who could represent us in the North Carolina General Assembly. On the other side it disparaged John McDevitt, a man who grew up among us here in Kings Mountain. He went to school here and graduated from KMHS along with many of you. While a teacher at KMHS I had the pleasure of To the Editor: Just went to my mailbox and retrieved five shiny mailers trashing the Democratic candidates. These mailers cost a great deal of money to print and send— who really is paying for them? Where is the money coming from? How much is coming from Super Pacs outside our state whose donors aren’t disclosed? This election is more than mailers—it’s about issues. I hope voters will cast ballots for candidates based on who will represent Kings Mountain and Cleveland County with their eyes focused on solving our problems.

paigns. I sincerely hope that North Carolina voters aren’t stupid and will recognize that greedy billionaires aren’t donating money out of the kindness of their hearts, they expect something in return! The beauty of voting is that every vote is equal. It is my hope that Americans will cast their ballots in their own best interests or that of their friends and families and not believe the lies told by ads made with corporate money! I want a representative

who will go to Washington for me and my family and not the interests of big money. That is why I am voting for Patsy Keever for the US House of Representatives, District 10. She has a true grassroots campaign and will not be beholden to corporate interests. For this election, we need to show candidates like Patrick McHenry that elections are not for sale!

teaching “Fuzz” as we all called him then. His dad was the Chief of Police here in Kings Mountain and I might add a good one. I suppose John was called “Fuzz” because of his dad’s profession. I knew John to be a good boy who grew up and became a good man and a stellar citizen. He married and settled in Burke County, where he went into law enforcement rising to the high office of Sheriff of Burke Co. He must have been a good public servant for those good people, both Democrats and Republicans, to continually re-elect him sheriff. Ask the people of Burke County about John and his record, they will tell

you that John is a good man and will ably represent us in the North Carolina Senate. I ask you to vote for John McDevitt based on the facts you personally know rather than turning away from him based on condemnations conjured up by faceless, unknown, party functionaries, who work in a dark back room in republican headquarters in Raleigh. They wouldn’t know John if they saw him or met him. I ask you to take politics up a notch and vote for John McDevitt to be our Senator in Raleigh. He will serve us well.

Remember the times our NC Senator Walter Dalton responded to our needs— the Kings Mountain projects he sponsored in the NC Senate which helped our community—the checks he wrote to help our community clubs in their activities—the football suppers and games he’s attended at Kings Mtn High School. He considers Cleveland County his other home county which he has represented for 16 years—12 as our Senator and 4 as our Lt. Governor. As NC Lt Governor, he has worked tirelessly with our county to bring jobs resulting in 21 companies either expanding or locating here.

Walter Dalton is a proven leader who will make an excellent NC Governor—a Governor who has personal ties with Kings Mountain and Cleveland County—a Governor who has established a relationship with us. He’s not the candidate who only knows our city as the site of a famous battle in history. He’s earned my vote, and I hope you’ll join me in electing him NC Governor. Walter Dalton is not just a politician but our friend. Just tossed those negative, smear mailers into the trash can.

Cheryl T. Orengo, Asheville, NC

Dean Westmoreland Kings Mountain

Betsy Wells Kings Mountain

Hospice to offer volunteer training Hospice volunteering is a labor of love for Sandy Russ of Kings Mountain. “Sandy runs errands at Hospice House, visits with some of the residents and their families, and even cuts hair occasionally,’’ sys Krista Haynes, Patient/Family Volunteer Coordinator for Wendover in Shelby and Hospice House in Kings Mountain. “We need volunteers at both facilities,’’ says Krista, who will conduct training sessions Saturday, Oct. 13 and Saturday, Oct. 20, from 9 a.m.3 p.m. at KM Hospice House, 321 Kings Mountain Boulevard. To get credit for the entire course, volunteers need to attend both sessions particularly if they wish to volunteer directly with patients and families. However, other volunteers are needed to help in the office, in the kitchen at both facilities , to run errands, to help with fundraising and computer work. In addition to the training sessions geared to volunteers working with Hospice patients and families in the facilities and community, Haynes said she will be happy to meet with any other prospective volunteer at the local facility. ‘Heart to Heart” is one of the programs of Hospice. Volunteers visit residents and families at both facilities. and also go into the community wherever a need. This month a “Memory Bears” project is underway and volunteers who like to sew are welcome. The bears are dressed in material from the clothing of Hospice patients. Russ volunteers at Hospice House two days a week, usually 8-10 hours each day. “I love it,’’ she says. Haynes says the Kings Mountain facility serves eight patients and Wendover at Shelby serves 16. However, there are some 130 Hospice patients in the area, some in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and in their own

homes. “We serve them all,’’ she says. There is also a Watchman program conducted through the churches and circle groups and other organizations also provide a much needed service with contributions and gifts. Hospice House opened in Kings Mountain in May 2010. Wendover at Shelby opened in 1996. Haynes joined the staff at Wendover 16 years ago. ‘ “I love recruiting and

training volunteers,’’ says Haynes. She said that those attending the upcoming classes are under no obligation to volunteer. “It’s educational and they learn a lot about this program. Hospice Cleveland County offers high quality skilled compassionate care and support for patients with lifelimiting, illness, their families and the community. Hospice Cleveland County serves people regardless of ability to pay.


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To the Editor: We seniors commiserate about the miseries of old age while assuring ourselves “it’s better than the alternative!” But we do have a unique advantage. We’ve lived through a broad sweep of history and seen first-hand our beloved country becoming itself. What challenges we’ve faced! And not just wars. Together as Americans, we’ve pulled ourselves out of deep economic depression, devised ways for the old and poor to live in dignity, built the greatest middle class in history, invested in the future through the education of our children, pushed for the civil rights of all….I marvel at what I’ve seen these past 75 years, so proud my efforts and taxes contributed toward it. And always it has been the Democratic Party leading forward to our ever “more perfect union”—enduringly optimistic we Americans will prosper given opportunity and open doors. Notwithstanding the heat of partisanship, DeTo the Editor: I am running for the North Carolina Senate to represent Cleveland and Burke County. I just retired after 37 years as a law enforcement officer and after being elected to four terms as the Sheriff of Burke County. I grew up in Cleveland County and graduated from Kings Mountain High School. My father was a military policeman in the Air Force and then in law enforcement for 40 years, serving as the Chief of Police in Kings Mountain during the 60’s and 70’s. My wife is the Chief of Police at the North Carolina Hospital facilities in Morganton (Broughton Hospital), NC School for the Deaf. My wife and I have 3 children and 2 grandchildren. Our oldest

mocrats have in times past worked with Republicans in Washington and Raleigh to enable that steady march forward. To keep working on intractable problems until we tamed them though it took years sometimes. But today I’m uneasy that the Republican Party has moved too far right for our moderate state and country. Uneasy that the solutions Republicans insist on would up-end this country we know and precipitously demolish the social covenant we’ve made together and rely on. It seems to me the Republican Party I’ve known and respected as proudly “conservative” has become just too radical now—for example, proposing the end of Social Security and Medicare as we know them, lessening our American commitment to public education, weakening safety nets, seeming to narrow rights, blurring our Founders’ separation of church and state, and, in some quarters, proposing even to change our Constitution. Hearing such proposals, I just want to stand up and

shout, “No, no! We Americans like our country the way we’ve built it!” Of course we have to solve the debt and deficit problem and continue getting the country back to full strength after two unfunded wars and the economic crash of 2008. Another potential economic chasm looms immediately before us. But history and my own experience living through it tell me we Americans can overcome this challenge and the many others before us, not by radically changing who we are but by being who we are. So I’ll vote straight Democratic again this election. For President Obama. And for all those other Democrats on the ballot, who do understand we like our country the way we’ve built it. Who understand their job is to make that country work, economically and otherwise, always looking forward and always seeking to improve. Far better for us all than the alternative.

son if a Chief Warrant Officer in the US Army and is about to begin his 7th deployment to a war zone (Afghanistan). There are many reasons why I seek to serve Cleveland and Burke County in the NC Senate. I have 37 years of experience working with people and solving problems. When I took office as Sheriff, Burke County had its highest crime rate in recorded history. When I retired Burke County had its lowest crime rate in recorded history. I have been endorsed by the State Employees Association of NC, the NC Association of Educators,the NC League of Conservation Voters and the Fraternal Order of Police. I was voted Best Elected Official in Burke County in 2010 and 2011. I have become ab-

solutely disgusted with our political system. Our state and nation are so politically deadlocked that nothing is getting accomplished. As Sheriff I worked for all people, I am not about Republican or Democrat, liberal or conservative. I don’t want to get involved in a war of words. I just want to brings jobs to Cleveland and Burke County. I just want to improve our schools and I will work with anyone who will do those things. I have enjoyed my years of public service and am asking that you trust me as the people of Burke County have for the past 37 years and allow me to be your representative in the NC Senate.

Pat Poston Kings Mountain

John T. McDevitt Candidate NC Senate District 46

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“Dairy Queen Days�: coming to the Joy From page 1A you are attending. The play: On Trout Mosley’s (Jackson Champion) 16th birthday, his father, Rev. Joe Pike Mosley (Greg Dixon), bolts from the Easter Sunday service, jumps on his motorcycle and rides off to Texas. Trout’s mother Irene has been hospitalized for severe depression. Joe Pike, to save his ministry, is assigned to his hometown of Mosley, GA. The town had been founded by his family years ago; it is a place he has been trying to escape for most of

his life. Trout, of course, must follow and thus begins an eventful summer for him. He finds refuge and a new friend Keats Dubarry (Maddie Spurling) when he takes a summer job at the Dairy Queen. The KMLT cast includes: Teresa Williams as Trout’s Aunt Alma, Tom Bennett as Alma’s husband Cicero, Carol Berger as choir director Grace Vredemeyer, and Jim Champion as DQ owner Herschel Bender. KMLT is sponsored in part by a Grassroots Grant from the North Carolina Arts Council, and is a funded affiliate of the Cleveland County Arts Council.

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STOUT: incentives approved. Brewery is coming to KM From page 1A County, the real winners are the citizens who now have job opportunities as a result of Stout Brewing Company, LLC locating here.’’ Kristin Fletcher, Executive Vice President of the Cleveland County Economic Development Partnership also stated “breweries are popping up all over Western North Carolina and making a significant impact with the new jobs and investment that they add to local communities, so we’re just excited that Stout Brewing Company, LLC choose Cleveland County to begin production.� Cleveland County Commissioner, Eddie Holbrook noted “we are excited to welcome Stout Brewing Company to our community, and I would like to congratulate our Economic Development team for yet another success. Our unemployment rate is continuing to drop as a result of this hard work, and our entire team will continue to aggressively work to create new job opportunities for the citizens of Cleveland

County.� The Mayor of Kings Mountain, Rick Murphrey, was also very excited about the project’s decision to locate to Cleveland County, and once again noted the City’s commitment to serving the companies that locate here. He said “The City of Kings Mountain and Cleveland County continues to promote a pro-business climate, which is really helping to drive our economic development success. We welcome Stout Brewing Company and are thrilled about the new capital investment and jobs that they will bring to our community. Kings Mountain will work with them to expedite building permits and inspections to ensure a smooth transition as they start production.� Stout Brewing Company’s decision to locate to Kings Mountain will add to the growing list of companies that have opened or expanded operations in Cleveland County in the last few years. In 2012 alone, these companies combined have added over($900,000,000 in new capital investment and created over 800 new jobs.

CANDIDATES: weigh in on the issues From page 1A vouchers, they’re a big mistake. Vouchers would be confusing plus it would cost each senior $6,000 more every year. My opponent cares for the extreme wing of his party, I stand on my record of putting people first.� To the question posed to NC Senate and House candidates on their stance on the attempt to pass a law in North Carolina requiring a person to have ID in order to vote Keever, McKoy, McDevitt and Evey are opposed and Warren supports

legislation. McKoy, Evey and McDevitt said that passing legislation would be tantamount to voter suppression. “When I go into a voting booth I want to know that everyone is legal,’’ said Warren. He said there is no cost to a voter to obtain the proper ID if the proposal is passed by the legislature. Said McDevitt, “ Why don’t we do away with Super Pacs instead?� On the question of privatizing North Carolina’s preK programs in the schools the candidates again had varied opinions.


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Said McKoy, “No pros. I am a product of public education in Gaston County. There are going to be a lot of losers with parents that don’t have the funds to send their child to private schools. It really hurts everyone across the board.’’ Evey said he believes in competition in schools but not in total privatization. ‘’We need more competition, more religious, charter schools,etc. to give parents the right to choose where they want to send their children.’’ Daniel said that he believes that the best education for our children is when parents have more school choices. Now there’’s a cap on charter schools in North Carolina, he added. Daniel said that children learn in different environments and they are better off with more options. McDevitt said he and his children are a products of public education. There’s a place for virtual charter schools, he said, for those kids who can’t be in public education all day. But he said that some kids are not receiving the right education when you take that public school away from them. McDevitt said more checks and balances are needed to make sure kids don’t fall through the cracks. County commission candidates were asked what their plans are to create jobs for the average skilled worker in Cleveland County and if incentive packages are offered to recruit industries should our citizens not have the expectation of employment first before hiring outside the county. To this question Mary Accor said that the county must be competitive in order to lobby and land new industry and that the county does have skilled laborers who go to work for these new companies and also for companies expanding. Both Ronnie Hawkins and Johnny Hutchins talked about tax incentives and the expansion of 21 existing industries and new industries that brought jobs. All three noted the importance of team working

by the commission and the partnerships, including job training at Cleveland Community College and Gardner-Webb University which offers incentives for the work force. Accor said numerous partnerships have resulted in 1/2 of the job corps reported by N. C.Economic Development in North Carolina. All three said the county has also worked with local and state representatives to bring jobs to Cleveland County. A second question posed to commissioners: In Cleveland Count the majority of county employees are white females, second are white females followed by black females. The lowest number of county employees are black males, Asians, Latinos, Native American and people with disabilities. What will you do to correct these disparities in county employment, McIntosh asked. “We’re working hard to close the gap,’’ said Hutchins, who is county commission chairman. Accor and Hawkins added that recommendations are made but that ultimately the decision to hire is by department heads and new industrial leaders, some of whom sponsor job fairs. Accor said that education is the key, working one on one with students looking for work and encouraging their training at local colleges. What do you think the temperament of a judge should be? asked McIntosh of Meredith Shuford, candidate for reelection in District 27-B. “Very important and essential to be patient,’’ said Shuford who practiced law for 10 years before her election as district judge. She responded that the most important aspect of handling a docket of cases is making decisions in a timely fashion. ‘’People spend money to litigate issues whether it’s civil custody, family law, criminal, etc. and judges should render timely decisions and practice the highest standards of professionalism,’’ she said.

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Stacey, Boheler married Macedonia Baptist Church was the setting Saturday, September 8, 2012 for the wedding uniting Amanda Brooke Stacey and E/4 Matthew Christopher Boheler. The Rev. Michael Horne, pastor of the church, officiated the unity sand doublering ceremony. . Tasha Calhoun, Mandy Jeffries and Aaron Shytle presented the nuptial music. Jeffries and Shytle sang the duet, ‘When God Made You� and Jeffries sang the solo, “From This Moment On.� The bride was given in marriage by her parents. Her gown was a white formal design with Sweetheart neckline and long skirt extending into a modified train, all enhanced by crystals and beading. Her illusion veil, designed by Alisha Hord, had matching beading. She carried a bridal bouquet of daisies accented with watermelon roses. Hailey Lail of Gastonia was maid of honor and bridesmaids were Taylor Boheler, sister of the bridegroom ,Victoria Black, Whitney Bridges, Lea Zwick, Taylor Faris, all of Kings Mountain, Rachel McDaniel of Grover and Hannah Hoyle of Polkville. They wore navy blue strapless cocktail length gowns accented by watermelon colored bands at the waistline and carried bouquets of watermelon roses and navy blue daisies. Chris Allen of Kings Mountain was the bridegroom’s best man. Groomsmen were Andrew Baity of Fayetteville, TJ Crawford, Austin Stacey, Dylan Lawson, Joe Chambers, all of Kings Mountain, Wesley Bell of Grover and Cody Smith of Dallas. They wore navy blue, the vests trimmed in watermelon color to match the decor of the wedding. The bridegroom wore his USAF uniform. Flower girls were Kinley and Riley Wright. Tyler Wright was ringbearer. Darbeigh Ware was miniature bride and Wesley Brandon was miniature groom. Register attendants were Erica Hicks, Megan Weaver, Jessica Boone and Heather Black. Tasha Calhoun was DJ and sound technician. Gayla Jones Ware directed the wedding. Flowers were arranged by Sharon Horn and Tracy Stilwell was pho-

Willow Wells celebrated her third birthday Sept 24, 2012 with a Tinkerbell Party in Wilmington, NC. Her parents, Brett and Joy Wells, hosted her friends and family at a cookout at a local Wilmington park. Her mother made special Tinkerbell cupcakes, and her father grilled hotdogs and hamburgers for the eight little girls and their families. The group played games where the highlight of the party was pulling the ribbons so that the pinata would drop the contained candy. Her nine month old sister, Hattie, shared in the festivities. Also in attendance were paternal grandparents, Steve and Betsy Wells of Kings Mountain, and maternal grandparents, Joe and Marie Rudder of Havelock, NC

MR. AND MRS. MATTHEW CHRISTOPHER BOHELER (Amanda Brooke Stacey) tographer. Window memorials in the church were in remembrance of Ronnie Stacey, Marie Stacey, Fred and Doris Hamrick, Alfred and Lorena Wilson, Marie Lindsey, June Kirby and Claude and Mamie Moore. The bride’s family hosted the reception after the ceremony in the church Family Life Center. The wedding colors of navy, white and watermelon were beautifully carried out in decorative details. Cindy Eskridge baked the cupcake bridal cake decorated in navy blue and watermelon colors. Barbecue with all the trimmings was served by Rick and Tina Radford who catered the reception. Dallas and Jennifer Stacey of Kings Mountain are parents of the bride who is the granddaughter of Edwin R. and Donna Hamrick, Jerry and Juanita Stacey and the late Marie Stacey, all of Kings Mountain. She is a 2011 graduate of Kings Mountain High School where she was a varsity cheerleader and served as a lifeguard at Shelby City Park. She has completed her freshman year at GardnerWebb University School of Nursing. The bridegroom is the son of Chris and Toni Boheler of Kings Mountain and grandson of Bob and Mary Boheler and James and Janie Kirby. A 2009 graduate of Kings Mountain High

School, he was on the wrestling team and joined the United States Air Force in 2010, completing several military courses and currently stationed at Pope AFB. The newlyweds have returned from a trip to Gatlinburg, Tennessee and are residing in Fayetteville. Prior to their wedding, the bride was honored at several parties. Rich and Kay Rochford hosted the bridal luncheon/cookout/swim party Aug. 25 at their home in Kings Mountain.The bride-to-be took the occasion to present gifts to members of the bridal party. Evening Stars WMU hosted a bridal shower July 29 at Patterson Grove Baptist Church Family Life Center. The navy and watermelon motif was featured in the decorations. Party refreshments were served. Toni Boheler and Mary Boheler hosted a bridal shower Aug. 11 in the fellowship hall of Macedonia Baptist Church. A wedding dress-shaped cake was served with party refreshments. Zumba Girls at Kings Mountain Armory showered the bride-to-be at a party Aug. 19. The Zumba emblem decorated the cake which was served with party refreshments. The bride’s mother, Jennifer Stacey, instructs the Zumba class.

Reflections on exhibit through Nov. 9 The Kings Mountain Historical Museum’s current exhibit, Reflections from Civil War Soldiers, will be on display until November 9, 2012. The exhibit showcase the personal letters and papers written by soldiers of the Civil War. The Kings Mountain Historical Museum is open Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.100 E. Mountain Street, Kings Mountain, NC 2808. For more information please call the Kings Mountain Historical Museum at 704.739.1019 or visit us online at, Facebook, or Twitter. In conjunction with the exhibit, the Kings Mountain Historical Museum will host local author Mark Hughes for the presentation, ‘’A Confederate Soldier Goes to War’’on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 6:30 p.m.. In his program, ‘’A Cleveland County Confederate Goes to War’’, Hughes uses photographs taken during the Civil War to tell the story of a young


Confederate soldier who enlisted in the first unit raised in Cleveland County, NC. Mark Hughes is widely recognized as the authority on Civil War cemeteries. The only author to publish books on both Union and Confederate cemeteries his books include: Bivouac of the Dead, The Unpublished Roll of Honor, and Confederate Cemeteries (2

vols.). His latest book, ‘’The New Civil War Handbook,’’ has been called “a long overdue update of a classic.� In addition he has written articles on a variety of subjects. Copies of Hughes’ book, The New Civil War Handbook, as well as other Civil War and military titles are available for purchase in the Museum’s gift shop.

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teachers: you can even make this a class assignment and enter all of your students’ works in our contest! Students in 1st and 2nd grade in local elementary schools* have been given a coloring sheet to complete and turn in.

here’s what you could win... • First place in each age division will win a gift certificate to party city (you can buy a cool costume!). • second place in each age division will win a pumpkin (Courtesy of LInebergers) to carve. • third place in each age division will win a Mc Donald’s gift certificate. The winners’ pictures and stories will even appear in the newspaper!

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October 10, 2012

Mountaineers at North Gaston Friday GARY STEWART Sports Editor

Naeemah James was crowned KMHS Homecoming Queen during halftime of Friday night’s game with Ashbrook at John Gamble Stadium. She is the daughter of Ronnie and Candy McKinney.

North Gaston in the past has been a win most teams could take for granted. Not anymore. When Kings Mountain’s Mountaineers travel to Trudnak Stadium in Dallas Friday night they’ll face another tough task against a good Big South team. North Gaston’s 1-7 record isn’t that impressive, but the Wildcats’ offense is; so Kings Mountain’s defense, which is giving up an average of 29 points per game and 35 per game in September and October, must play its best game of the season. Second-year head coach Mike Patton has the Cats’ triple-option attack clicking at a rate almost as impressive

as the South Point redbone which he implemented when he became the North coach prior to last season. The Wildcats have played most of their opponents close, including perennial state powers like Asheville, Hickory and Crest. The only two teams they haven’t taken to the wire were South Point and Ashbrook, two of the most athletic teams in the state. Last week they led the Chargers most of the game before Crest scored on a busted play in the final two minutes for a 43-36 win. The week prior, they played a very good Forestview team a one touchdown game. The Wildcats roar behind a good offensive line and quick backs. Corey Staley, the senior All-Conference See MOUNTAINEERS, 5B

Green Wave rolls Mountaineers 44-18 KM spikers beat GARY STEWART Sports Editor

Kings Mountain’s defense continued to give up the big play as the Mountaineers fell 44-18 to Ashbrook in a Big South 3A game Friday night at John Gamble Stadium. Like Hunter Huss the week before, the Green Wave scored on its very first offensive play and added two more one-play touchdown drives to hand the Mountaineers their fourth straight loss. Kings Mountain has given up six one-play drive touchdowns in the last two games with Huss taking just one play to score three of its five touchdowns, and Ashbrook taking just one play to score three of its six. Kings Mountain hasn’t won since defeating Alexander Central 55-33 in a nonconference game on September 7 at Gamble Stadium. They hope to break their four-game skid Friday night at North Gaston against a team that had Crest on the ropes last week before falling 43-36 in the final two minutes. After Ashbrook’s defense forced KM to punt on the game’s opening possession, Marcus James took a handoff from sophomore quarterback Austin Mitchell and broke through the right side of the line for a 54-yard touchdown and a quick 7-0 lead. Kings Mountain rebounded briefly, driving from its own 20 to the Ashbrook two yard line before an offside penalty and quarterback sack forced them to settle for a 29yard field goal by Jeremiah Early. Kings Mountain’s defense was somewhat successful, holding Ashbrook to a 37-yard field goal by Ross Taylor that gave the Green Wave a 10-3 lead after the first quarter.

Huss, Ashbrook

Taquisha Smith had nine aces and 16 assists to lead Kings Mountain’s volleyball team over Hunter Huss. Kings Mountain High’s women’s volleyball team ran its Big South record to 8-1 last week with victories over Hunter Huss and Ashbrook. On Thursday, the KM ladies defeated Ashbrook 25-16, 25-18, 25-9 The Lady Mountaineers defeated Hunter Huss Tuesday 25-6, 25-14, 25-19 after the JV team won 26-24, 30-28. Kayla Bolt led the varsity with eight kills and three aces. Lyndsey Murphy had four kills and two aces. Tuesday the Lady Mountaineers defeated Hunter Huss 2516, 25-18, 25-9. Taquisha Smith had nine aces and 16 assists and Kayla Bolt had 10 kills and three aces. The JV team won 25-15, 25-16.


Kings Mountain's Tico Crocker tries to shake loose from an Ashbrook defender in Friday's Big South 3A game at Gamble Stadium. But the Green Wave rolled to 28 points in the second quarter to break the game wide open. After recovering a fumble at their 45, the Green Wave took just three plays to go up 17-3 on a 39 yard reception by E.J. Vanderpuye; and following a KM punt they converted a 3rd and 31 third down from their own 24 yard line and scored two plays later on a three yard run by Tylik Roberts.

A 62-yard catch and run by James on the first play following a KM punt increased the margin to 31-3, and with just eight seconds left in the half Grant Stafford intercepted a Jonathan Clark pass and returned it 90 yards to put the Green Wave up 38-3 at the half. Tico Crocker came over from defense to join the offense in the second half as Trevin Torres was hurting from an injury, and capped a

65-yard drive with a five-yard touchdown run around left end to cut the margin to 38-10. Trailing 44-10 following a five-yard touchdown run by James with 9:40 remaining, the Mountaineers got a 28yard kickoff return by Xavier Johnson to set up a 71-yard drive capped by a screen pass from Clark to DaShon Guest covering 42 yards. Clark ran for the two-point conversion to round out the scoring at the 6:26 mark.

MOUNTAINEER POSTGAME PLAYERS OF THE GAME Dashon Guest 29-92 rushing, 2-64 receiving, 1 TD. Tico Crocker, 4-34 rushing, 1 TD, 3-15 receiving. THE YARDSTICK First downs Yds. Rushing Yds. Passing Passes Fumbles lost Yds. Penalized Punts

A 14 200 246 10-17-0 0 138 3-37

KM 21 136 190 18-36-2 1 35 4-32

BY THE NUMBERS Ash. 10 28 0 6 44 KM 3 0 7 8 18 First period: A - 9:06 - Marcus James 54 run (Ross Taylor kick). First play following KM punt. KM - 3:37 - Jeremiah Early 29 FG. (80 yd. drive, 16 plays. Guest 6-20 rushing, Quinn 11 yd. reception, Johnson 12 yd. reception, Torres 24-yd. reception. A - 0:46.4 - Taylor 37 FG. (60 yd. drive,

Dashon Guest

Tico Crocker

8 plays, Roberts 33- yd. reception.) Second period: A - 9:06 - E.J. Vanderpuye 39 pass from Austin Mitchell (Taylor kick). 55 yd. drive, 3 plays following KM fumble. A - 6:27 -Tylik Roberts 3 run (Taylor kick). 55 yd. drive, 6 plays following KM punt. Key play 64 yd. catch and run to KM 12 by Brian Jackson on 3rd and 31 play from Ashbrook 24 following an intentional grounding penalty. A - (1:53) - James 62 pass from Mitchell (Taylor kick). First play following KM punt. A - 0:08.2 - Grant Stafford 90 interception return.

Third period: KM - 4:13 - Tico Crocker 5 run (Early kick). 65-yd., 12 plays following missed AB field goal. Guest 8-45 rushing, pass int. call against Ashbrook). Fourth period: A - 9:40 - James 5 run (kick failed). 70yd. drive, 6 plays following KM punt. Roberts 3-66 rushing on direct snaps from center. KM - 6:26 - DaShon Guest 42 pass from Jonathan Clark (Clark run). 71-yd. drive, 10 plays following AB kickoff. Guest 3-6 rushing, Crocker 4-yd. catch, Johnson 8-yd. catch). KM RUSHING - Guest 29-94, Crocker 434, Frederick 1-3, Clark 3-(-16), Douglas 4-21. KM PASSING - Clark 18-35-2-190. Riley Brock 0-1. KM RECEIVING - Guest 2-64, Crocker 315, Torres 5-46, Quinn 2-14, Johnson 651.

Mountaineer netters lose to Crest 8-1 Kings Mountain fell to Crest 8-1 in a Big South tennis match last week.

6-3, 6-1; Tori Harrington © d. Cheyanne Stirewalt 6-1, 6-1.

Singles Lauren Scism © d. Maddie Lutz 6-0, 6-3; Jordyn Powell © d. Katie Holland 6-1, 6-1; Ashton Amos © d. Hannah Christenbury 6-2, 75; Taylor Coles © d. Kayla Penner 6-1, 5-7, 6-2; Morgan Parris © d. Hannah Mosley

Doubles Scism/Powell © d. Lutz/Penner 8-2; Holland/Christenbury (KM) d. Blair Hollifield/Kennedy Dixon 8-4; Morgan Parris/Chloe Parris © d. Mosley/Stirewalt 8-4.

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Standings Big South 3A Teams Conf. South Point Crest Hunter Huss Ashbrook Forestview Kings Mtn. N. Gaston

Left to right, Joe Hord, Mary Beth Ellis, Caroline Foster, Cassie Morton, Collin Foster, Bryson Key and Kaitlyn Moss, first middle school runner who finished 7th overall with a time of 24 minutes and 27 seconds.

Morton, Foster win Alumni 5-K Saturday Collin Foster won the 2nd Annual Kings Mountain High School Alumni 5K Saturday. Collin covered the challenging course in 21 minutes and 41 seconds. Cassie Morton finished second overall winning the women’s race with a time of 22 min-

utes. Collin and Cassie are current members of the Kings Mountain Cross Country Team which is preparing for the final stretch of their season. Kings Mountain will host the Big South Conference Championships October 16.

Williams is Outstanding Student

Other winners in Saturday’s event were Joe Hord who was the senior male while Mary Beth Ellis took home the senior female honors. Bryson Key was the youngest male and Caroline Foster was the youngest female to complete Saturday’s event.

Sports This Week Wednesday, Oct. 10 5 p.m. - Middle school football, Kings Mountain at West Lincoln. 6 p.m. - High school soccer, Hunter Huss at Kings Mountain. Thursday, Oct. 11 4 p.m. - Middle school boys soccer and girls softball, Burns at Kings Mountain. 4:30 - High school volleyball, Kings Mountain at Crest (JV/Varsity). 4:30 - High school cross country, Forestview, Ashbrook, Crest and Highland Tech at Kings Mountain (freshmen and sophomores only). 7 p.m. - JV football, North Gaston at Kings Mountain. Friday, Oct. 12 7:30 - High school football, Kings Mountain at North Gaston. Monday, Oct. 15 2 p.m. - High school golf, all Big South teams at South Point. 4:30 - High school volleyball, Forestview at Kings Mountain (Senior Night, final regular season game). 6 p.m. - High school soccer, Kings Mountain at Ashbrook.

Bethware Elementary fourth grade student Brandon Williams was recognized as the Outstanding Elementary Student at halftime of Friday’s football game at KMHS. He is pictured with his parents, Tracey and Yvonne Williams, KM Booster Club President Tim Ross, and Bethware Principal Jennifer Wampler.

Tuesday, Oct. 16 4 p.m. - Middle school golf, Kings Mountain, Crest and Shelby at Burns. 4 p.m. - High school cross country, Big South Conference meet at Ashbrook.

W-L 4-0 3-0 2-1 2-2 1-2 0-3 0-4

All W-L 8-0 7-1 5-3 4-3 5-3 2-6 1-7

Last Week’s Results Ashbrook 44, Kings Mountain 18 Crest 43, North Gaston 36 South Point 35, Forestview 21 Freedom 34, Hunter Huss 17 Friday’s Games Kings Mountain at North Gaston Hunter Huss at Crest Ashbrook at Forestview

Southern Piedmont 1A/2A Teams Conf W-L East Lincoln 4-0 LN Charter 4-0 West Lincoln 2-2 Cherryville 2-2 Lincolnton 2-2 Bessemer City 1-3 North Lincoln 1-3 Highland Tech 0-4

All W-L 8-0 7-0 4-4 3-5 3-5 1-7 1-7 0-7

Last Week’s Results Bessemer City 40, Highland 13 Lincolnton 36, Cherryville 7 LN Charter 32, North Lincoln 12 East Lincoln 40, West Lincoln 20 Friday’s Games Bessemer City at Lincolnton Cherryville at Highland East Lincoln at LN Charter North Lincoln at West Lincoln


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90 years of KM football to be celebrated Oct. 19

Kings Mountain Middle School’s golf team includes, front row, left to right, Elliott Mann, Carson Bailey, Alex Goff and John Thomas Cash. Back row, Dawson Adams, Harrison Conner, Landon Ervin and Coach David McDonald. Not pictured Tyler Withers.

Kings Mountain High will celebrate its 90th anniversary of football at the Crest game on Friday, Oct. 19 at John Gamble Stadium. Persons who played, coached or volunteered for football programs between the years 1922-1979 are invited to attend as guests of the KMHS athletic department. A barbecue meal, catered by The Cookin’ Maniacs, will be served at 6 p.m. in the stadium. The honored players, coaches and volunteers will be recognized at halftime. Player of the Decade Awards will be presented to George Harris (1950s), Pat Murphy (1960s) and Kevin Mack (1970s). All three Mountaineer greats have notified the school that they will be attending. Persons who have not yet notified the school should do so by Monday, Oct. 15 by mail at 500 Phifer Road, Kings Mountain, NC 28086 or by contacting Athletic Director Dustin Morehead at 704-476-8000 ext. 3054 or

Middle School golfers off to perfect start Mary Baxter wins first $5,000 raffle

Kings Mountain Middle School’s golf team is off to a great start with three straight wins, and hoping to run the table in the Tri-County Conference. Coach David McDonald’s team has won by 12, 10 and 28 strokes in their first three matches, the latter coming Monday in misty and cold conditions at Kings Mountain Country Club. The Patriots finished with a 9-hole total of 172 to outdistance West Lincoln (200), East Lincoln (202) and Burns (207). Only 10 of the 28 golfers shot under 50 in those conditions. Six of them were from Kings Mountain. Dawson Adams was medalist with a 40, followed by Ben Gates of West Lincoln with a 41. Other KM

scores were Carson Bailey 43, JT Cash 44, Alex Goff 45, Elliott Mann 45 and Landon Ervin 46. The Patriots opened their season on September 25 at KMCC with a win over North Lincoln, Rutherford County and Burns. The Patriots shot 160, followed by North Lincoln 172, Rutherford County 192 and Burns 199. Aaron Digh of North Lincoln, a two-state regional champion in youth golf, was medalist with a 34. Adams led the Patriots with a 38, followed by Goff with a 40, Bailey and Harrison Conner with 41s, Cash 44 and Mann 48. On October 3 at Riverbend, the Patriots shot a 169 to beat Crest (179), North Lincoln (187) and West Lincoln (188). Goff and Andrew

MS Sports Briefs Patriot kickers lose to Burns Kings Mountain Middle’s soccer team fell to Burns 4-3 in overtime Monday afternoon. Mason Nguyen scored off an assist from Josh Scism to tie the score at 1-all at halftime. Neither team scored in the second half. Burns won in overtime on penalty kicks. KM’s kicks were from Will Robinson and Justice Lamb.

Patriots lose 7-6 to Burns Kings Mountain fell to Burns 7-6 in a Tri-County Middle School softball game Monday. Jennifer Hamrick and Kassidy Hamrick pitched for the Lady Patriots. Megan McQueen and Destiny Hamrick had hits and Mandy Hamrick scored two runs.

Lady Patriots win cross country title Kings Mountain Middle had the top three runners and five of the top ten as the Lady Patriots won the Tri-County Conference cross country meet Thursday at the KM 2-mile course. Kaitlyn Moss finished first, followed by Virginia Dellinger in second and Meridith Wyte in third. Kayla Capps finished ninth and Brooke Patterson tenth. Montanna Smith, Carmen Henwood and Ashley Sprenger also finished in the top 22 out of 90 runners. Austin McKee led the KM boys with a sixth place finish. Landon Ervin ran 20th. Others scoring for KM were Lane Bell, Bryson Key and Michael Sparks.

Patriots defeat Lincolnton Kings Mountain defeated Lincolnton 46-20 in a TriCounty Middle School football game Wednesday in Lincolnton. Jake Merchant led the Patriots with three touchdowns, including two rushing scores and a 30-yard pass reception.

Kevin Mosley scored on a 65 yard reception and a fumble return. Darren Burns had one rushing TD and threw two touchdown passes. The Patriots scored on their first three possessions and built a 30-6 halftime score. The defense recovered there fumbles and intercepted a pass. Kings Mountain, 2-1 in the division and 2-2 overall, travels to West Lincoln today at 5 p.m.

MS girls beat Lincolnton Kings Mountain defeated Lincolnton 12-1 in a TriCounty Middle School Conference softball game Thursday. Kassidy Hamrick threw a complete game for the Lady Patriots. Ashton Withers was perfect at the plate, going 4for-4 with two doubles and there runs scored. Jennifer Hamrick and Briasia White had RBI doubles and Madison Hoyle had a RBI triple. Cassidi Melton, Destiny Hamrick and Mandy Hamrick had hits for Kings Mountain.

Propper of Crest shared medalist honors with 38s. Other KM scores were Adams 41, Conner, Bailey and Mann 45 and Cash 47. Kings Mountain was scheduled to face Crest and RS Central yesterday at Riverbend, and will go to Deerbrook Oct. 16 for the Cleveland County Tournament. Their season ends Oct. 23 with the conference meet at Riverbend. The Patriots finished fourth in the conference last season, but McDonald and his Patriots are hoping for a much higher finish - possibly the conference championship - this year. Their confidence is understandable, because the Patriots have several players that have been playing golf most of their young lives.

Alex Goff, who plays regularly at KMCC and in youth tournaments, is just 12 years old and in the seventh grade but has been playing golf since he was two. He regularly shoots in the high 30s and low 40s. Dawson Adams, an eighth grader who is playing school golf for his second year, says he is “more consistent” this year than last. So is Carson Bailey, a 13-year-old eighth grader who has been playing golf since age 5. “Really, this year we’re all shooting better scores,” Bailey said. “A lot of people this year have better short games.” All the Patriots agree that playing regularly - whether with the school team or on their own - has been the reason for improvement.

KM girls second in Forestview CC Kings Mountain’s girls finished second and the boys fourth in a six-team cross country meet last week at Forestview High School in Gastonia. Cassie Morton and MacKenzie Smith finished second and fourth, respectively. Morton finished in 21:28 seconds, just behind winner Deja Anderson of Shelby (21:16). Smith ran the course in 22:49. KM’s Mariah Roberts ran 14th, Annamarie Fulbright 18th, Katie Ellis 25th, Radhika Patel 26th, McKay Williamson 29th, Emily Crouse 33rd, Erica Carpenter 44th, Spencer Burton 50th and Sydney Morris 51st. Shelby won the team battle with 39 points, followed by KM 60, Forestview 64, Lincolnton 76, East Gaston 80 and North Gaston (no score). Logan McGill led the KM men with a seventh place finish in 19:24. Vincent Comesana of Forestview was the individual winner in

Mary Baxter was the winner of the Kings Mountain Touchdown Club’s first $5,000 raffle drawing at last week’s football game. The second and final drawing will be held at halftime of the Crest at KM game on Friday, Oct. 19. It’s still not too late to purchase a $100 raffle ticket for the final drawing. Pur-

chase tickets from coaches of all KMHS sports or band, or get one at the spirit shack before halftime of the Crest game. Forty percent of the ticket price goes to the KMHS team you designate, 40 percent to the KMTD Club field house fund, and 20 percent to cover the raffle pay-out.

Rotenberry, Majestic Miss North Carolina

17:36. Forestview also won the team battle with 32 points, followed by Shelby 44, East Gaston 71, KM 89, Lincolnton 133 and North Gaston 152. Other finishers for KM were Collin Foster 15th, Devin Ayscue 18th, Joshua Brucker 22nd, Will Boyles 28th, Jacob Edmondson 33rd, Noah Coleman 44th, and Bailey Goodson 74th.

JV Mountaineers lose to Ashbrook Kings Mountain fell to Ashbrook 38-6 in a JV football game Thursday night in Gastonia. Dillon Frederick scored KM’s only touchdown on a six-yad pass from Brandon Bell. Bryan Sanders and Jair McCluney had interceptions for the KM defense. Kings Mountain hosts North Gaston Thursday at 7 p.m.

Kings Mountain High student Hailey Rotenberry was recently crowned Majestic Miss North Carolina. She is the daughter of Michael Rotenberry and Lisa Hubbard and stepdaughter of Eric Hubbard. She was recognized during pre-game ceremonies at Friday night’s KMHS homecoming football game.

NOTE TO COACHES Report your game scores to The Herald by bringing them by the office at 700 E. Gold Street; call 739-7496, fax 7390611 or Email The deadline for sports is 5 p.m. Monday. In case of Monday night games, sports will be accepted until 8 a.m. Tuesday.

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MOUNTAINEERS: at North Gaston Friday From page 1B fullback, and junior quarterback Nick Haskin are two of the best backs in the area. The offense will be a challenge for the Kings Mountain defense, which has given up a lot of long scoring plays over their first eight games, including six one-play touchdown drives in the last two games. Mountaineer head coach Greg Lloyd said Kings Mountain’s best chance at winning is to keep the North Gaston offense off the field. “They run their offense really well,” he said. “It’s a big challenge for us. We’ll have to do our best to keep our offense on the field and keep them off the field. We want to stay out there and keep them on the sidelines.

“It will be very tough,” he added. “They are playing as good as anybody in the conference right now. They could have very easily beaten Forestview and Crest the last two weeks. It’s been hard for them to get over the hump but they’ve controlled games.” This season, which in preseason was shaping up as a good one, has been frustrating for the Mountaineers. They’ve had to play through injuries to key personnel and other adversity. “It’s been frustrating,” Lloyd says, “but we’ve got some players that are playing very well. Things just haven’t come together the last two weeks. We’ve played good competition. We’re beat up and have battled through losing some key players. But we haven’t quit.”

Four of KM’s six losses came by a touchdown or less. Only South Point, which is ranked #2 in the state, and Ashbrook, which is always one of the most athletic teams in the state, beat the Mountaineers handily. “Ashbrook’s got the best players we’ve seen,” Lloyd noted. “They just outplayed us and were a better team.” The Mountaineers may be without the services of more key players this week but Lloyd is confident his team will give a great effort Wide receiver/kick returner Trevin Torres, who hurt his arm two weeks ago against Hunter Huss, cracked a bone in the arm last week and could be out for the rest of the season. Lloyd will know later in the week if he can play. “He’s probably out,” the coach said. “If he can play with a cast we’ll play him at defensive back and move Tico Crocker to


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offense. Tico did a fine job on offense (after Torres had to leave the game) Friday night. If Torres can play we will switch them. If not, Tico will play both ways.”

The Mountaineers’ leading rusher DaShon Guest has also been bothered for the past month with a broken finger. “We hope he will be alright,” Lloyd said.

KM Youth Church League soccer Family Worship Center 3, Boyce Memorial ARP 0 FWC - Blake Shuler 2, Jacob Korsh 1. Def. player Caron Hyder, Brandon Shuler. BM - Off. Player Emily Phelps; def. player Cody Wright. Boyce Memorial 3, Family Worship Center 3 BM - Kameron Truett 2, Brandon Hogan 1. Def. player Luke Hogan. FWC - Kevin Bokes 2, Jacob Korsh 1. Def. player Zackery Hyder, Spencer Kellstrom.

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WESTOVER BAPTIST CHURCH, 114 Westover Dr., will sponsor a Poor Man’s supper Saturday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Plates are $6. The menu: pinto beans, fried taters, slaw, corn bread, onions, dessert and drinks. Eat in or take out. Drinks aren’t furnished for takeouts. The public is invited. RHEMO OUTREACH MINISTRIES will give away clothes, furniture, household items and shoes Friday, Oct. 12, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. and on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Rain date is the following weekend on Friday and Saturday. The public is invited. FIRST WESLEYAN CHURCH, 505 N. Piedmont Ave., will celebrate Homecoming Sunday, Oct. 14. “Providence,’’ the traditional Southern gospel group from Shelby, will sing at 10:30 a.m. This group has been featured in “Singing News� magazine and made numerous TV appearances and traveled extensively throughout the Southeast. The public is invited. CORKS & TAPS FOR HOSPICE – with food and beverage tasting from 69 p.m. will be held at LeGrand Center, Shelby, on Oct. 18 with music and silent auction. Admission is $25 ad-

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BREAK FREE – an interdenominational ultra-contemporary service will be held Saturday, Oct. 20. It starts at 6 p.m. with food and games; the service starts at 7 p.m. with Praise Band “3:16� and speaker Rainey Belt from East Gold Street Wesleyan Church. Break Free will be presented at East Gold Street Wesleyan Church Family Life Center, 701 E. Gold Street, Kings Mountain. Call 704-739-3215 for more details. Fall Festival will be held Oct. 27 from 5-8 p.m. at East Gold Street Wesleyan. Included are food, games, cake walk, prizes, candy hay ride and more.

BRIDAL FAIR – The spectacular new LeGrand Center (Highway 74 West at E. Marion Street, Shelby) will host the 2012 Fall Cleveland County Bridal Fair Saturday, Oct. 27 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 28 from noon to 5 p.m. There is no charge for brides and grooms-to-be. General admission is $5.

“BREAKFAST WITH CLIFFORD’’ – an all-you-can-eat buffet from 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. will be held Saturday, Oct. 20, at Kings Mountain Woman’s Club, 107 E. Mountain Street. Proceeds go to the Clifford fund to provide veterinarian care for sick and injured animals at the Cleveland County Animal Control Shelter. Pancakes, homemade fries, fruit and more at $10 for adults and $5 for children. Locally tickets may be pre-or-

JEWELRY SALE – “Masquerade,’’ a $5 jewelry sale, will be sponsored by the volunteers of the Kings Mountain Hospital Auxiliary Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. and Wednesday, Oct.31, from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. in the main lobby of Kings Mountain Hospital. Proceeds benefit the Auxiliary community projects. FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER, 1818 Shelby Rd., join the church for this televised event, ‘Gospel Music Extravaganza,’ featuring The Men of Music, Jeremy Callaway, Molora, and area choir members Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. Large group priority seating will be available. A free will offering will be accepted.

In honor of Pastor Appreciation Month, the church family of Kings Mountain First Church of the Nazarene would like to recognize Pastor Michael and Kayleen Daughrity and their daughter Kristen. God knew exactly what He was doing when He called them to our church 16 years ago. Pastor Michael and Kayleen have servant’s hearts that love and care for everyone they meet. Kristen is a beautiful young lady that uses her gift of interpretive sign language in worship at our church and at churches across the eastern side of the country. Through Pastor Michael’s anointed leadership, we were able to purchase land and build a new church home at 127 Countryside Road. Thank you Pastor Michael, Kayleen and Kristen for your vision for our church, loving us, and being a part of our family; we are truly blessed beyond measure.

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

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

Bethlehem Baptist Church 1017 Bethlehem Road 704-739-7487

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Boyce Memorial ARP Church Edgemont Drive 704-739-4917

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

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

Featured Church of the Week:       Emmanuel Independent Baptist Church 602 Canterbury Road 704-739-9939 Faith Ablaze Church 1128 S. York Road 704-739-8496 Faith Baptist Church 1009 Linwood Road 704-739-8396 Faith Holiness Church Hwy. 161/Bessemer City Rd. 704-739-1997 Family Worship Center 1818 Shelby Road 704-739-7206 First Baptist Church 605 W. King Street 704-739-3651 First Church of the Nazarene 121 Countryside Road 704-734-1143

First Presbyterian Church 111 E. King Street 704-739-8072

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Kings Mountain Baptist Church 101 W. Mountain Street 704-739-2516

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Life of Worship Ministries 405 S. Cherokee St. 704-777-2927

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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 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

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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 through Nov. 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 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. Paper Clay Workshop – Six class sessions for hand building and sculpting with paper clay. Teacher is Richard Lee. Class day and time to be determined. If you are interested please contact SASI at 704-739-5585 and leave your name and number and day/time preferred. Come Craft with Me – Arts and Crafts class for children in kindergarten through 6th grade. Teacher will be Lisa VanderLaan. Class will meet Saturday mornings for three hours, once or twice a month depending on response. Cost will be $15 per student, per session. Class is limited to 10 students. Start date and time to be determined. Interested parents please call 704-739-5585 to save a spot. Questions please email Lisa at 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. Oct. 16 from 3:30-5 p.m. Email; Oct. 18 from 3:30-5 p.m. resume; Oct. 23 from 3:305 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.

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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 exhibit, Mark Hughes, author of “The New Civil War Handbook: Facts and Photos for Readers of All Ages,” will be giving a presentation at the Museum the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 23.

Action at the Y All events, unless otherwise listed will be at the Kings Mountain YMCA, 211 Cleveland Ave., 704-739-9631. 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

Reunions 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 “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. 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. “Breakfast with Clifford,’’ – an all-youcan-eat buffet from 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. will be held Saturday, Oct. 20, at Kings Mountain Woman’s Club, 107 E. Mountain Street. Proceeds go to the Clifford fund to provide veterinarian care for sick and injured animals at the Cleveland County Animal Control Shelter. Clifford, a big red golden retriever, was a stray dog picked up by animal control officers and treated for injuries and then adopted. Pancakes, homemade fries, fruit and more at $10 for adults and $5 for children will be prepared and served by chefs and students from Central Piedmont Community College Culinary Arts school. Dine in or take out and there will be activities for children with Clifford. Locally tickets may be pre-ordered at Warlick & Hamrick Insurance, 106 E. Mountain St. Break Free – an interdenominational ultra-contemporary service will be held Saturday, Oct. 20. It starts at 6 p.m. with food and games; the service starts at 7 p.m. with Praise Band “3:16” and speaker Rainey Belt from East Gold Street Wesleyan Church. Break Free will be presented at East Gold Street Wesleyan Church Family Life Center, 701 E. Gold Street, Kings Mountain. Call 704-739-3215 for more details. Fall Festival will be held Oct. 27 from 58 p.m. at East Gold Street Wesleyan. Included are food, games, cake walk, prizes, candy hay ride and more. Bridal fair Oct. 27 at LeGrand Center – The spectacular new LeGrand Center (Highway 74 West at E. Marion Street, Shelby) will host the 2012 Fall Cleveland County Bridal Fair Saturday, Oct. 27 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 28 from noon to 5 p.m. Brides and their families will meet with an assortment of wedding professionals to plan their dream wedding in a single day. There is no charge for brides and grooms-tobe. General admission is $5.

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Several children enjoyed the inflatable bungee run at Saturday’s Gateway Fest.

Above: Lizzie Love and Keegan Lewis shoot marbles at the Colonial Encampment of the South Fork Militia & Charlestowne Artillery.

Photos by: Lib Stewart & Lisa Zyble

Dancers from Dance Magic in Kings Mountain ‘Sing and Dance in the Rain’ (at right) and ‘tap’ to the music (below) at the Patriot’s Park gazebo during Saturday’s festivities.

A big car show, pretty girls, music, a rodeo with trophies to city employees of the gas and electric departments and crafts galore rounded out the days festivities.

See Bella the Min-pin and all the Cute Critters on page 3C of today’s Herald!

Alley, Kelsey, and Riley Powers, l-r, enjoy crafts at the Kings Mountain Art Center at the Depot on Saturday.

Brian (Tree) Smith builds a fire at the Colonial Encampment during Saturday’s festival.

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KM COMMERICAL BUILDING for RENT. 1,000 sq.ft. w/Bay Door. Suitable for Machine Shop. 324 Battleground Ave. Call: 704-480-0063. (10/10/12) Land for Sale Lots in Gaston, Cleveland, & Cherokee Co, some with water & septic, owner will fin with low DP. Call Bryant Realty 704-5679 8 3 6 . (10/10) Misc. for Sale Couch, cafÊ table and four chairs, chest of drawers for sale. Call (704) 419-3419. (tfn) Wanted to Buy CASH ON THE SPOT! Will buy tools or building full of merchandise, or pictures, or anything of value. (704)3000827 or (704) 300-7676. (10/10) Autos EXCEPTIONAL 1996 Mercedes Benz SL1500. Both tops. Only 70,000 miles. Was dealer’s wife’s personal car. Beautiful dark emerald green with tan leather interior. Needs nothing. Owner

can no longer drive or it would not be for sale. $13,000 firm. 704-734-0223 or 704-466-4782. (tfn) Pets FOUR FREE KITTENS – need good homes – 7 8 weeks old. Different colors. 1 orange, 1 white, 1 white & tan and 1 black. Call: 704750-4153. Insurance INSURANCE RATES TOO HIGH? Call The Parnell Agency. 703 E. 2nd Ave., Gastonia. 704-8648621 or 704-867-8841. (tfn) Yard Sale –Deadline NOON Friday 2 DAY KM YARD SALE – Fri., Oct.12th & Sat., Oct. 13th. 8 am – 106 Doral Court (behind Woodbridge Golf Club). Furniture, seasonal items, household items, children’s t h r o u g h women’s size clothing and much more. KM YARD SALE – Sat., Oct.13th 8 am – 1 pm at 405 Brice St. Birdcages, dishes, wigs, small appliances and lots of misc. items. Lots of good buys. Rain or shine. M U L T I - F A M I LY YARD SALE – Sat., Oct. 13th at 7:30 am beside Oak Grove Fire Department in KM. Furniture, Toys, Jewelry, Clothes & lots more goodies. Help Wanted PERSONAL HOME CARE OF NC needs CNA’S for Lincoln and Gaston Counties. BiLingual is a plus. Please call 704732-7021 and ask for Jennifer or Charlie. Fax resume to 704732-7022. (9/26,10/03,10,1 7) Drivers: Rapid

Legals PUBLIC NOTICE (For Lease of Municipally-Owned Property) Old Depot PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that the City of Kings Mountain, North Carolina, does have intentions of entering into a Lease and Sub-lease with the Southern Arts Society, Inc., with the City Council for the City of Kings Mountain, North Carolina, authorizing by Resolution, the execution of such Lease at the October 30, 2012 Regular City Council meeting, pursuant to the N.C.G.S.§160A272. The terms for a Lease will be as follows: • A Lease for a term of nine (9) Years with the initial term of the Lease being for three (3) years, with then there being six (6) one (1) year renewable terms, to make the total of nine (9) years. • The rent being proposed is One Hundred ($100.00) Dollars annually. • As to utilities, the previous arrangement had been and is now being suggested, that there be no charges for utility services at the premises unless such become extraordinary; • The Southern Arts Society, Inc. would have and keep in effect insurance coverage for liability purposes which

would be in an amount of a least One Million ($1,000,000.00) Dollars per occurrence and/or $2,000,000.00 in the aggregate. It will be required that The City be reflected on that policy as an insured; • The Southern Arts Society, Inc. may make alterations to the premises at its own costs, with no expectation for reimbursement by the City; • The use of the premises shall be confined to those uses which will promote and enhance activities within the City of Kings Mountain, and must always be available for public use; • No sub-leasing of the premises by the Southern Arts Society, Inc., without the express written consent and permission of the City; A full copy of the Lease and Sub-lease which is being proposed and which will be considered by the City Council at the meeting on October 30, 2012, is on display at the City Clerk’s Office for the City of Kings Mountain, North Carolina, located at City Hall for the City of Kings Mountain, North Carolina. Ann Sessom, City Clerk KMH3483 (10/10/12)

CITY OF KINGS MOUNTAIN NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CITY COUNCIL MEETING TUESDAY OCTOBER 30, 2012 – 6:00 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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“Bella” steals the show Allison Workman’s “Bella” took the ‘best of show” honors among the Cute Critters at the city’s Gateway Festival Saturday which drew crowds to Patriots Park and downtown Kings Mountain. The little Shorkie was dressed in a costume matching her owner and emerged as “best lookalike” in preliminary competition. Seven first place winners competed for the blue ribbon, $25 cash and a photo shoot sponsored by Pawsitive Touch Grooming. Other first place winners were: Riley, a Beagle exhibited by Laura Boyd and Sarah Myers, funniest’ Sophia, a Dachshund owned by Iris Frady, most Revolutionary; Izzy, an English bulldog owned by Steve and Tammy Carpenter, best dressed; Pepper, a Puppy mix owned by Frances Owenbey, best ears; Rummy, a Shitzu owned by Lynda and Mack Stewart; and Tobe, a Shitzu owned by Johnny Hutchins, best eyes. Other pets, also crowd pleasers, were Bella, a Papil-

lion owned by JR and Tracy Howell; Flyer, a Shitzu owned by Lynda and Mack Stewart; Bella, a Min Pin owned by Tania Black; Little Man, a Jack Russell ‘Pomarainan Mix owned by Sharon Huss; Coco, billed as

“dog” and owned by Akasha and Eli Wolfe; and Kit, a cock-a-poo owned by Dawn and Scott Neisler. Ribbons were also awarded for second, third, and fourth place winners in each category.

Bella and her owner Allison Workman won ‘best lookalike’ as well as ‘best of show’.

Tobe, a Shitzu owned by Johnny Hutchins won ‘best eyes’.

Izzy, an English Bulldog owned by Steve and Tammy Carpenter won ‘best dressed’.

Riley, a Beagle shown by Laura Boyd and Sarah Myers won ‘funniest’.

Pepper, a puppy mix owned by Frances Owenbey won ‘best ears’.


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