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Kings Mountain Herald

Volume 125 • Issue 50 • Wednesday, December 11, 2013

New health insurance laws a ‘game-changer’ for local providers

City Council was expected to bite the bullet Tuesday night on assessing a $2.50 monthly fee across the board to the city’s 4500 residential and all utility customers following state and federal mandates handed down to municipalities on storm water. For business and commercial customers, the monthly rate is expected to be $2.50 every 2,000 feet of impervious surface based on measurements of parking lots and driveways. Tax-exempt organizations, such as churches, are not exempt from paying the utility fee. All councilmen at the work session last week say they

Santa Claus will be stopping in Kings Mountain on his “Fire Truck Express� for a couple of last minute stops to see the children before Christmas and to get an update on their Christmas lists. On Thursday and Friday mornings, Santa will visit local daycare centers. On Saturday, December 14, Santa and his helpers will arrive on his “Fire Truck Express� for a visit to the Kings Mountain Historical Museum, during the Toys, Games & Trains Exhibit, from 1 – 3PM. During Santa’s visit, the annual model train display will be traveling around the tracks for children and their families to enjoy. This interactive and highly popular display was built and is maintained by the Piedmont “S� Gaugers, a group of model train enthusiasts. Museum visitors can also step back in time on Saturday and enjoy the growing exhibits of unique antique toys and games. The event is free and open to the public. Donations are welcome to support the Museum’s mission of informing visitors the history of Kings Mountain by preserving and exhibiting this 19th and early 20th century collection. The annual “Toys, Games and Trains� exhibit is on display and will run through January 4, 2014. The Gift Shop at the Main Exhibit Hall will also be open and a perfect place for those last minute ideas for unique Christmas gifts. Old Salem Cookies and Cheese Stars will also be available for purchase

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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is expected to have a complicated influence on the relationship between the insured and insurer. Still in its early days, consumers and providers alike are still sorting through a host of new rules, a web site that didn’t launch smoothly and the extent to which Medicare funding is affected. DAVE BLANTON

Crowds gather for parade Sunny weather boosts Christmas parade attendance DAVE BLANTON

Relatively warm temperatures and clear skies brought out one of the biggest crowds in memory for the city’s annual Christmas Parade on Saturday, which featured more than 80 entries and hundreds of participants. From the Kings Mountain High School marching band and dance companies to local businesses, car clubs and of

course pageant winners and beauty queens, there was a little something for everyone at the parade. Police estimates put the crowd size at around 6,000. And much to the delight of young children (and some adults) hundreds of pounds of candy could be seen flying through the air from the parade’s start at 3 p.m. to its conclusion a little more than an hour later. Police blocked off main streets See PARADE, 7A

Community rallies around Haraszkiewicz 2011 KMHS graduate Taylor (Faris) Haraszkiewicz has recently been diagnosed with a very rare and acute form of leukemia and since then doctors locally and in Winston Salem have been racing to prescribe a life-saving treatment. Meanwhile, family and friends have rallied around the 20-year-old, who just this June married her high school sweetheart, Josh. Haraszkiewicz works as a pharmacy technician at Walgreens in Kings Mountain. Doctors moved swiftly to put her on an intense round of chemotherapy. Her first treatment was Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital, a teaching and research facility affiliated with Wake Forest University. The first round of chemo is expected to last four weeks, according to family members. Haraszkiewicz will be spending Christmas at the Wake Forest Comprehensive Cancer Center. You can add a little cheer to her room with a simple ribbon with a message of hope or encouragement or perhaps your favorite scripture written on it. The ribbons should be cut

Taylor (Faris) Haraszkiewicz (with husband Josh) was diagnosed last week with a rare form of leukemia. Since that time the Kings Mountain community has rallied around the young newlywed. Photo submitted approximately 8 inches in length. A Sharpie or gel marker usually works best for writing. The ribbons will be linked together and used to decorate her room at the Cancer Center. Cards and ribbons can be mailed to: Taylor Haraszkiewicz, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, N.C. 27157. The young woman’s family is asking for prayers from the community. They’ve also established a fundraising drive, which includes Tshirts and a bake sale, to help

pay for the medical costs associated with her treatment. To learn more about Haraszkiewicz’s fight against leukemia or to make a donation, visit kiewicz or www.gofundme. com/Taylorsfund. Mountain View Family Restaurant is also hosting several Santa Claus picture days to raise money for Haraszkiewicz. Children of all ages can have their photo taken with Santa for $10 this Friday and Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m. Santa is returning on Friday, Dec. 20, and Saturday, Dec. 21, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m.

The prolonged political battle that eventually pressed into law an overhaul of the health insurance industry seemed to come to an end on March 23, 2010, when President Obama signed a contentious bill called the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. But the struggle to change the way Americans get access to health care and pay for treatment wasn’t over then and is still a moving target now, nearly six years after the president and Congress began drafting and re-drafting legislation that sought to reduce the number of uninsured while at the same time lowering everrising health care costs. After the law passed, the legislation still had to overcome a number of political hurdles that risked killing – or at least stalling – what Obama has called the most important act of his time in the Oval Office. Among other lawsuits related to the new law, the one with the most momentum was one brought by an association of hospital and insurance companies that sought to strike down the new health care law on the grounds that it was unconstitutional. That suit wound its way through the federal courts and ultimately landed in the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled, essentially, that Congress did, in fact, have the power to mandate that individuals carry health insurance as prescribed by rules set forth in Afford-

able Care Act. Later, as a budget fight roiled Washington in September, the new health care law was in the spotlight again as Republicans, who have been the fiercest opponents of the Affordable Care Act, sought to withhold funding for it. That resulted in a 16-day shutdown of the federal government, which shuttered most federal government offices and sent more than 800,000 federal workers nationwide home, unsure of when they would be able to return to work. Members of Congress eventually worked out a budget deal that preserved funding for the new health care law’s provisions. At the same time, another problem – not a political one but a technical one – was surfacing. The web site maintained by the government to help marry the insured with the insurer was having catastrophic problems. The site crashed repeatedly in its debut week. Tens of thousands of would-be customers were reporting problems establishing an account. There were also doubts that the site, which had been designed and built chiefly by a menagerie of non-government sub-contractors, was stable enough to withstand cyber attacks, and whether it was secure enough to be entrusted with individual’s personal information. After more than six weeks of prolonged glitches and uncertainty, confidence in See HEALTH CARE, 7A

Orange barricades here for a while longer It will be Spring before the orange barricades are removed from the downtown railroad tracks but city manager Marilyn Sellers said last week that the Department of Transportation will handle the improvements and pay for the costs at both crossings. She said a meeting is scheduled Thursday with DOT officials. “The improvements will be for much more than the upgrades at the railroad

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New gym to offer smoothies, sauna

■BRIEFS COMMODITIES DISTRIBUTION – The Shelby Lions Club will be distributing USDA Commodities today, Wednesday, at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds. You must live in Cleveland County, fill out an application and provide ID and you can take a note from a family member unable to come and give information on number in the family and income. J. D. Baldree is distribution chairperson. DIXON PRESBYTERIAN – Young people of Dixon Presbyterian Church will present the children's Christmas play Sunday evening at 6 p.m. in the Dixon Fellowship Hall. A visit from Santa will follow the program. BYNUM CHAPEL AME ZION CHURCH – Cansler Street, will sponsor a food sale Friday and Saturday, Dec. 13 and 14, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Plates, $8, include BBQ pork, turkey, chicken or fried chicken, buns, baked beans, slaw, and Little Debbie dessert. Dine-in or take out. All proceeds benefit the church. LIGHT OF CHRIST CHURCH – Payne Road on NC 161, will sponsor a community-wide prayer service Saturday, Dec. 14, from 4-5 p.m. at the Kings Mountain Walking Track on Cleveland Avenue. THE COMMUNITY CHOIR – made up of members of Advent Lutheran, Boyce Memorial ARP, Central United Methodist, First Presbyterian and Kings Mountain Baptist Church will present a Christmas program at Boyce Memorial, King Street at Edgemont Drive, Sunday, Dec. 15 at 4 p.m. in the church sanctuary. The program will be centered around the theme, “Hearing the Message of Christmas� and will feature a variety of anthems. A reception will follow the program in the Fellowship Hall. The public is invited. SCHOOL BOARD – Newly-elected members of the Cleveland County Board of Education will take the oaths of office Monday at 5:30 p.m. at the school administration building in Shelby. Kathy Falls of Grover, Philip Glover, Danny Blanton and Donnie Thurman Jr., all of Shelby, will be seated in the new administration. Blanton and Thurman are the new faces on the board. RHEMA OUTREACH MINISTRY – 624 E. King St., will give away clothes, food, toys, furniture, etc. on Tuesday, Dec. 17, from 5-7 p.m. Donations will be accepted. Call 704-473-5800. OAK VIEW BAPTIST CHURCH – York Road, the choir and drama group will present “Christmas Is A Love Story� Sunday, Dec. 22, at 6 p.m. The public is invited. HOLIDAY TIPS – Life Enrichment Center Adult Health Care has free tips available to make the holidays easier for everyone. Just drop by either center to pick up a packet that also includes gift suggestions for the person with dementia and for the caregiver. Life Enrichment is located at 222 Kings Mountain Boulevard in Kings Mountain, 704-739-4858 or at 110 Life Enrichment Blvd. In Shelby 704-484-0405. MILITARY ACADEMY NOMINATIONS – Congressman Patrick McHenry (NC 10) has nominated two young people from Kings Mountain – William Hoppe and Katie Ellis – and Will Whisnant of Shelby to our nation's military device academies for the Class of 2018. They are among 10 young people with nominations for the Class of 2018. Hoppe was nominated to attend the US Naval Academy at Annapolis and Ellis was nominated to attend the USAF Academy at Colorado Springs, Colorado. Whisnant was nominated to attend the US Military Academy at West Point. “I am proud to nominate these fine candidates to represent the 10th District at the service academies,'' said McHenry. The appointments are expected to be announced in January 2014.


Kings Mountain will soon be host to a different kind of gym. Construction began more than a month ago on a new CrossFit, which has gained popularity in recent years as an all-around workout philosophy that integrates a healthy diet and precise exercise metrics that aim to get the best results. “It concentrates on functional movements – trying to get people moving in a way that they’ll move for the rest of their lives,� said Billy Wease, a Kings Mountain pharmacist and anti-aging expert who has partnered with two others to open the gym at the corner of Oriental Avenue and King Street. The new 5,000 square foot facility, which Wease said he expects to be open for business by the end of the year, will also feature a smoothie and coffee bar. There, customers can wrap up an exercise session with a range of restorative concoctions, packed full of whey protein, blueberries, bananas and strawberries. The smoothie and coffee bar will be open to the public. The CrossFit system also includes proprietary software that aims to help peo-

went up.� Although CrossFit has become a popular offseason training program for professional athletes who need to push their bodies to the limits to be competitive, it’s also scalable, according to Wease. “The number one reason people go into a nursing home is muscle loss,� he said, adding that CrossFit offers senior and student rates. “We design the workout – from the elite athlete to the grandmother. It’s the same workout but on a different scale. He also added that many will find the optional group setting to be helpful. The facility will also feature a medical infrared sauna. “It’s

not like the old steam saunas – it penetrates the skin one to two inches.� Wease is already a partner at a CrossFit in Gastonia, where he and his family work out. He also teaches a healthy aging course that focuses on some of the main elements of healthy living, including diet, heart health, diabetes management, weight loss and thyroid health. CrossFit’s first location was in Seattle in 2000. Now the company has more than 7,000 affiliated gyms in the world, most of which are in the United States. For more information about the Kings Mountain location visit

‘Cold Crashers’ project keeps kids warm Zackary Trull, 11, a 6th grader at Kings Mountain Intermediate School, is giving early Christmas presents because he said “God laid it on my heart.â€? He was coming home from church one evening and told his grandmother Donna Hughes that he wanted to keep Christ in Christmas and give something to someone else. So he and his grandmother put out fliers at the school and asked for gently used winter coats. The idea soon spread to include coats for adults as well and after 2 ½ weeks the coat bins in Principal Henry Gilmore’s office were overflowing. This week Zach and his grandmother took 15 bags of coats, a total of 80, to the Kings Mountain Crisis Ministry and presented them to Director Iris Frady. And the coat drive, dubbed “Cold Crashers,â€? is

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ple’s progress, whether the goal is to lift more weight or knock a few pounds off. It’s called Wodify and the software is designed to give smart feedback as to what part of the regimen may be tweaked to get better results. Wease, who with his wife Beth are longtime distance runners, said they both have switched gears lately and been running less and using CrossFit’s various programs more. The results were surprising. He’s running less because of CrossFit – “it’s less wear and tear on the joints,� he said. “We run three or four days a week and do CrossFit six days a week. We recently ran in a 5K fundraiser and all our times


continuing in Gastonia at Bethlehem Church, where Zach is active in the youth program, and at Gaston Family Health Services, where Zach’s mother works. Zach said he and his family will pick up any other donations of coats by calling Zachary at 704460-4928 or his grandmother at 704-460-4928. . Young Trull is the son of Melissa Trull of Kings Mountain and A. J. Trull of Bessemer City, and grandson of Dan and Donna Hughes of Gastonia. Zach’s entire family, including his 8-year-old brother, Cayden Trull, is helping out with the coat distribution. “We are really proud of Zachary,� said his grandmother. Zach responds that “we only sow the seed and people respond.� Zachary will be baptized at Bethlehem Church in Gastonia on Christmas Eve. Frady said the Kings Mountain Crisis Ministry is most appreciative of Zach’s generous project

Donna Hughes, left, grandmother of Zachary Trull, right, and Iris Frady, Director of the Kings Mountain Crisis Ministry, with some of the coats Zach has collected for his project, “Cold Crashers.� which will give warm, “Zachary is a very caring winter coats to the needy. young man,� she said.

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Rockin’ Run a success despite rainy start Falls new chair The rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of runners and spectators for Saturday’s Jingle Bell Rockin’ Run. A total of 250 runners completed the 5K and 56 completed the 10K. Justin Tucker, 16, of Shelby finished first overall in the Jingle Bell Rockin’ Run 5K on Saturday with a time of 18:30. Top 5K runner in the women’s category (8th overall) was Katherine Crowell, 36, of Kings Mountain, who finished in 20:34. Mike Finger, 42, of Maiden, took first prize in the 10K race with a time of 43:49. Melissa Phillips, 35, of Kings Mountain, was top female runner (5th overall) in the 10K with a time of 44:37.

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Just over 300 runners started off with a light drizzle coming down for Saturday’s Jingle Bell Rockin’ Run. Photos by Jim Zyble

These Christmas elves were some of the costumed runners to complete the race.

Justin Tucker, 16, of Shelby was the first runner across the line with a time of 18:30.

A lineup of runners sprint for the finish line of Saturday’s Jingle Bell Rockin’ Run.

Tonnie Bearfield and her daughter, Mary, ran in the 5-K Jingle Bell run Saturday and finished in Mary's first 5-K in 33: 39. Mary, 9, is a fourth grader at Bethware School.

Katherine Crowell of Kings Mountain was the first woman across the finish line with a time of 20:34.

This ‘bride’ was another of the costumed runners to complete the race.

The Nutcracker Ballet Special production this weekend at the Joy! The Nutcracker Ballet, the all time favorite story of Clara's magical trip to the land of sweets, will be presented by Kimberla's School of Classical Ballet and performed by Dance Magic, Elements in Dance, Dance Productions, and Dance Reflections students Saturday, Dec. 14, at 6 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 15, at 3 p.m. at Joy Theatre in Kings Mountain. Tickets can be purchased by calling 704-300-4130 or visiting the website – kmnutcrackerballet. General admission seats are $10 each and the Mezzanine seating cluster ( 4 seats around the table in balcony with hors'douvres is $75. “Experience this magical storybook ballet with your family and friends or escape Saturday evening or Sunday afternoon to dream with your children,'' says Burrows.

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The Cleveland County Board of Commissioners has unanimously picked Jason Falls as its new chairman. The Cleveland County native and K i n g s Mountain resident is serving his first four- Jason Falls year term. Eddie Holbrook, a Shelby resident, has been chosen as the body’s vicechair, a post vacated by Falls. Falls replaces Ronnie Hawkins in the chairman’s job, which is responsible for conducting meetings and acting as a spokesperson for board and the county itself. The board of commissioners presides over the county’s budget and more than a dozen departments, including the health department, the sheriff’s office, the district attorney’s office, county libraries, the soil and water department and social services. The county has an operating cost of $117 million for the current fiscal year and employs about 800 full-time workers. Since an economic downturn hit the nation and N.C. in 2008, it has also been focused on attracting new businesses and employers to the county, which during most of 2013 recorded an unemployment rate that topped 9.5 percent. “Looking ahead ‌. we’ve got to continue to work on new employers to come to the area,â€? said Falls. He said bringing the jobless

rate down as far as possible will be a major goal for county administrators. “There are too many empty buildings that need to be filled up,� he said. “There’s too much sales tax bleed going to Gaston County and other (neighboring) areas.� Falls also said that the county budget has become too heavily dependent on property taxes to pay its bills. He pointed up two major initiatives on the horizon for the county going into 2014: a county-operated gun range in Cherryville and a new county Health Department building in Shelby that is projected to cost around $17 million. New board members and officers were sworn in at a meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 3. Falls, who is 45, won election to the board in 2010 in his first foray into politics. He said he was motivated then to run for the office by a longing to give back to the community he grew up in. “This is home. This is where I’ve from,� he said. “The community has given me so much.� In the 1980s, Falls joined the U.S. Air Force, and lived in California while he served four years. “Whenever it was time to raise a family, we pulled up stakes and drove across the country to Cleveland county,� said Falls, who with his wife Nancy has two children, Ashley, 15, and Nicholas, 11. “In our family, our philosophy is that we should serve our faith and our community. That’s why I do this.�

BANK GIFT – Bank of the Ozarks President Helen Jeffords, left, presents the bank’s first year payment of a $15,000 pledge to Mayor Rick Murphrey, Honorary Chairman of the Patrick Center’s “building the future campaign� at City Hall Monday. KM bank executive and loan officer, Brenda Lovelace, center is a member of the campaign steering committee. The campaign has a goal of $1,065,000 to build a 4,305 square foot addition to the 17,000 square foot center. The additional space will accommodate current and future growth of the senior population, projected to double within the next 10-15 years. The campaign has raised about $800,000 or 75% of its goal. The campaign is expected to be completed in February 2014. Photo by ELLIS NOELL

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ROTARY CLUB CC Sheriff’s tips on safe holiday shopping “The holiday season is right around the comer and shoppers are crowding malls and discount stores to buy the latest gadgets and find the best deals,� according to Cleveland County Sheriff Alan Norman. But what shoppers are neglecting is their safety. “This time of year attracts more shopping-related criminal activity because of the larger crowds and the extended store hours,� according to Norman. “These factors and the usual distraction of shopping, creates a more favorable environment for petty thieves and other offenders.�

Stephanie Whisnant, at left, and Brenda Lovelace accept a $1,000 grant on behalf of the Kings Mountain Rotary Club on Thursday at the Cleveland Country Club. Representatives from The Cleveland County Community Foundation were on hand to deliver $10,000 in grant money to seven area organizations, including the Children’s Homes of Cleveland County, the Junior Charity League of Shelby, Inc., the Potato Project and Shoal Creek Baptist Church. The $1,000 grant is set to help the Rotary Club’s backpack program, which provides children in need with food for the weekend. The Cleveland County Community Foundation is an affiliate of the Foundation for the Carolinas.

The sheriff reminds all Cleveland County residents to follow these safety tips: Shopping Safety: • A single shopper is the best target for theft. Always shop with a friend or relative. • When going shopping, tell someone where you are going and what time to expect you to return. Also, make sure they know what you are wearing, as well as the type of vehicle you are driving. • Shop during daylight hours. If you shop at night, park your vehicle in a well-lit area. • Dress casually and comfortably and avoid wearing expensive jewelry. If carrying cash, keep it in your front pocket rather than in a purse or wallet. This makes it much more difficult for a pick-pocket to remove. Also store car keys in a pants or jacket pocket. If your purse is stolen, you will still be able to drive home. • Pay careful attention to your surroundings and avoid overloading yourself with packages. It is important to have clear visibility and freedom of

motion to avoid mishaps. • When returning to your vehicle, check around it and in the back seat. Be aware of strangers approaching you for any reason. Have your car keys in your hand to avoid spending unnecessary time unprotected from the security of your vehicle. • If you feel uneasy returning to your vehicle alone, find a security guard and ask them to walk you to your car. Credit Card Fraud: • Keep a close watch on your credit card every time you use it, and make sure you get it back as quickly as possible. • Never write your PIN on your credit card. • Never leave your credit cards or receipts lying around. • Shield your credit card number so that others around you can’t copy it or capture it on a mobile telephone or other camera. • Only carry credit cards that you absolutely need. • Shred anything with your credit card number written on it. • If you’re planning to purchase online, make sure the web page where you enter your credit card information is secure through SSL (Secure Socket Layer). You can tell if the web page is secure by looking for the gold lock or key icon at the bottom comer of your browser window. • If you’re not comfortable submitting your information through the internet, call the seller and give them your information over the telephone. Never send your credit card information via email. • Check the company out. Only do business with companies that provide a physical address and telephone number.

• Keep good records. Always print out a copy ofany online products or services you purchase. Gift Card Fraud: • Never buy gift cards from online auction sites. This is a large source of gift card fraud. Many of the gift cards are stolen, counterfeit or used. • Only buy gift cards directly from the store issuing the gift card or from a secure retailer’s website. • Don’t buy gift cards off of publicly displayed racks in retail stores. Only purchase gift cards at the sales terminal from the cashier. • Always carefully examine both the front and back of a gift card before you buy it. If you see a PIN, ask for a different card. If the card looks like it has been tampered with in any way, put it back. • Always ask the store cashier to scan the gift card in front of you. This will guarantee that your card is valid when you buy it and that it reflects the balance you just charged it with. • Always keep your receipt as a proof of purchase as long as there is money stored on the gift card. • If possible, register your gift card at the store’s website • Never give your Social Security number, date of birth or any other unneeded private information when purchasing a gift card. No reputable company will ask for this information. In light of these potential problems, Norman warns shoppers to be careful so that they don’t become the victim of criminal activity. “Unfortunately, when shopping, people have a tendency to let their guard down,â€? Norman said. “However, paying attention and taking precautions can help eliminate their chances of being victimized.â€?

Adams named Volunteer of the Year Sarah Adams was honored Wednesday as 2013 Kings Mountain Hospital Volunteer of the Year at a tree-lighting at the hospital. Adams works the front desk, visits patients and has helped out for a number of years as a volunteer. KM Hospital Auxiliary President Janet Greene said this is the 16th anniversary of the sponsorship of the Angel tree and Auxiliary programs which have resulted in 34 scholarships to deserving students at Kings Mountain High School. The scholarship is presented Author Joe Epley was the guest of Ronnie Franks, right, at the Kings Mountain Rotary Club Nov. 21. He spoke on the many patriots in North Carolina who took a stand to free the colonies from England, making special mention of the Mecklenburg and Tryon Resolves, local declarations of independence. His skills in the public relations field have earned him international recognition and numerous honors. He is retired with his wife near Tryon.

Hastings appointment KM Hospital Administrator Alex Bell and KMH Auxiliary president Janet Greene stand in front of the decorated Christmas tree.

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■ MEDITATION Now the birth of Jesus the Messiah took place in this way. When his m o t h e r Josh Tucker Mary had Pastor been enSt. Matthew’s Lutheran Church gaged to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. Her husband Joseph, being a righteous man and unwilling to expose her to public disgrace, planned to dismiss her quietly. But just when he had resolved to do this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife, for the child

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conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will bear a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins”…….When Joseph awoke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him; he took her as his wife, but had no marital relations with her until she had borne a son; and he named him Jesus. (Matthew 1:1821, 24-25) Can you imagine how Joseph must have felt? Put yourself in Joseph’s shoes. You’re engaged and your fiancé has just shared with you that she is pregnant; the child is not yours. Can you imagine the feelings of anger and betrayal Joseph must have felt? How could Mary do this?Surely Mary must have known the consequences for being pregnant out of wedlock during this time in her

culture. She quite possibly would have been stoned to death. But the text shares with us that Joseph was a righteous man and so he did not want to put Mary to shame in public. Instead, he planned to dismiss her quietly. It’s interesting that the writer of Matthew’s gospel describes Joseph as righteous, not because he followed the law in this situation but because upon hearing this betraying news from his future bride he chooses to respond with mercy and grace instead of hatred and anger. Any other man in this situation during this time period would have brought his adulterous fiancé out before the village and shamed her in public. The wedding would have been called off immediately. The woman would have been exiled by her friends and family and then she would have been stoned

to death. But the earthly father of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ didn’t choose to treat Mary this way. What does it say about the character of Joseph that he could have the faith to look past his feelings of anger and betrayal and still offer mercy and grace? What does it say about who our God is that he would choose such humble and willing earthly parents of our Lord? For it is not until an angel visits Joseph in his dream that he believes Mary’s story. It is at that point that he is encouraged not to be afraid to take her as his wife. And he did just that. Thanks be to God for the faithfulness of Mary and Joseph and for their willingness to answer the call of the most high God so that we would could experience the love of a Savior.

ST. MATTHEW'S LUTHERAN CHURCH, 201 N. Piedmont Ave., has several special worship opportunities this Christmas season and the congregation extends a special invitation to the community to participate. Sunday, Dec. 15, at 11 a.m. The choirs of St. Matthew’s and Resurrection Lutheran Church will share the gospel through their singing of the Christmas Cantata, “And Glory Shone Around” by Lloyd Larson and Douglas E. Wagner. Worship will include Holy Communion. December 24, Christmas Eve, the 4:30 p.m. service is a family worship service, the 11 p.m. service is a traditional Christmas Eve service as worshipers ring in Christmas Day together. At both services Holy Communion will be celebrated and there will be traditional candle lighting with the singing of “Silent Night.” RHEMA OUTREACH MINISTRY, 624 E. King St., will give away clothes, food, toys, furniture, etc. on Tuesday, Dec. 17, from 5-7 p.m. Donations will be accepted. Call 704-473-5800.

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Church Service Directory KINGS MOUNTAIN Long Creek Presbyterian Church 701 Long Creek Road 704-629-4406 Love Valley Baptist Church 2032 Bethlehem Road 704-730-0075

New Camp Creek Baptist Church 863 New Camp Creek Ch. Road 704-487-7128 New Life Family Worship Center 428 Oak Grove Road 704-739-9371

Macedonia Baptist Church 1101 S. Battleground Avenue 704-739-6811

New Way Missionary Baptist Church 105 Waco Road 704-724-0414

Midview Baptist Church 703 Margrace Road 704-739-6711

Oak Grove Baptist Church 1022 Oak Grove Road 704-739-4833

Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church 220 N. Watterson Street 704-739-8354

Oak View Baptist Church 1517 York Road 704-739-7831

Mountain View Agape Church 506 Sparrow Springs Road 704-739-0160 Mt. Olive Baptist Church Compact School Road 704-739-4516 Mt. Zion Baptist Church 220 N. Watterson Street 704-739-8354 New Beginnings Church of Jesus Christ 541 Crocker Road 704-730-9507 New Bynum Chapel Zion Church N. Cansler Street 704-739-2606

Pathway Baptist Church 3100 Parkdale Circle 704-734-0852 Patterson Grove Baptist Church 301 Oak Grove Road 704-739-5826 Peoples Baptist Church 1010 Groves Street 704-739-0398 Proclaiming the Word Ministries 7011 Cleveland Avenue Progressive Church of Our Lord 1001 Cleveland Avenue 704-734-1070 Resurrection Lutheran Church 600 Crescent Circle 704-739-5580

Featured Church of the Week: Sunrise Baptist Church Royal Praise Ministries 2055 Shelby Rd. Saint Matthew’s Lutheran Church 201 N. Piedmont Avenue 704-739-7466 Second Baptist Church 120 Linwood Road 704-739-4216 Shady Grove Baptist Church 339 Shady Grove Road 704-739-8920 St. Paul United Methodist Church N. Cansler Street 704-739-1256 Sunrise Baptist Church 208 Mail Road 704-692-3007

Temple Baptist Church 612 N. Cansler Street 704-739-4716 The Favor Center Church 602 Slater Street True Gospel Holiness Church 1608 Shelby Road 704-739-6764 Unity AME Zion Church 948 Unity Church Road 704-228-0328 Vestibule AME Zion Church 2175 Vestibule Church Road 704-739-7961

GASTONIA Bethesda United Methodist Church 3714 S. New Hope Rd Grace Community Advent Christian Church 206 West 3rd Avenue 704-739-9230 GROVER Bethany Baptist Church 423 Cleveland Avenue 704-937-3010 Carolina Praise and Worship Center 201 N. Main Street 704-937-7541

Westover Baptist Church 114 Westover Drive

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

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â– OBITUARIES Thomas Wade Brothers Avid golfer & fisherman KINGS MOUNTAIN Thomas Wade Brothers, age 65, a resident of Kings Mountain, N.C., went to be with the Lord on Monday, December 2, 2013, at Kings Mount a i n Hospital. Born in Morganton, N.C., son of the late Joseph Leo and Evelyn Rosalee Fowler Brothers, he was also preceded in death by a sister Diane Barrett Ellis. He was a retired Master Sgt. serving with the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He was an avid golfer and fisherman and a loving husband, father and grandfather. Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Kathy Wright Brothers; son Bryant

Wade Brothers, Shelby, N.C.; daughter Stephanie Brothers Williams, Kings Mountain; brother Douglas Brothers, Bessemer City, N.C., six grandchildren. A funeral service was held at Ollie Harris Memorial Chapel on Friday, December 6, 2013 at 2 p.m., with Rev. Johnny Gantt officiating. Visitation was from noon to 1:30 p.m. prior to the service at Harris Funeral Home. Interment is at Mountain Rest Cemetery, Veterans Garden, with full Military Honors. Memorials may be sent to Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301 Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301. A guest registry is available at www.harrisfunerals. com. Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain.

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KINGS MOUNTAIN Geneva Smith Caveny, age 95, resident of 714 Williams Street, Kings Mountain, died Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at White Oak Manor, Kings Mountain. A graveside service was held at Mountain Rest Cemetery on Saturday, December 7, at 1 p.m., with Rev. John Sloan officiating. Visitation was 11 to 12:30 p.m. prior to the service at Harris Funeral Home in Kings Mountain.

SHELBY - Mr. Thomas Hammond, 75, of W. Elm St., died Tues., Dec. 10, 2013, at his home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 at Clay-Barnette Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Tony Sisk officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, at the funeral home, and at other times at his home. Burial is at Cleveland Memorial Park. Jennifer Hames Huffman

Diane Dixon KINGS MOUNTAIN Diane Dixon, age 65, resident of Kings Mountain, died Monday, December 2, 2013, at Kings Mountain Hospice House. A memorial service was held at Faith Baptist Church, Shelby, N.C., on Friday, December 6, 2013, at 3 p.m., with Rev. Barry Goodman officiating. Visitation was prior to the service.

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GASTONIA - Jennifer Hames Huffman, age 31, resident of 3360 Scott Drive Gastonia, N.C., died Wednesday, December 4, 2013. A funeral service was held 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, at Ollie Harris Memorial Chapel. Interment is at Long Creek Baptist Church, Dallas, North Carolina. Estelle Pennington KINGS MOUNTAIN Estelle Gordon Pennington, age 95, died December 7, 2013, at White Oak Manor, Kings Mountain. A funeral service was held on Tuesday, December 10, 2013, at 2 p.m. at True Gospel Holiness Church, Kings Mountain, N.C. Interment is at Mountain View Cemetery, Blacksburg, S.C.


Helen Hendricks Loved the outdoors KINGS MOUNTAIN Helen Crosland Hendricks, age 99, resident of Kings Mountain, N.C., died peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday, December 4, 2013, at Kings Mount a i n Hospice House following a brief illness. She was born in Bennettsville, S.C., to the late Jack Weatherly Crosland and Helen Goggans Crosland. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Paul Eugene Hendricks; brothers, Everett Crosland and Jack Crosland. She was a graduate of Winthrop College and taught business courses at Kings Mountain High School where she met and later married Dr. Paul Hendricks. They were married for forty-two years until his untimely death in 1981. Helen was a tireless worker for many charitable causes including the public schools and Meals on Wheels. She belonged to numerous organizations including, PEO, Kings Mountain Woman’s Club, Home Arts Club, and several bridge clubs. She was a faithful member of Central United Methodist Church and continued working at the Community Kitchen into her 90’s. Helen loved the outdoors and children. She was active in gardening, farming, hiking, swimming, sports and outdoor activities with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. The family would like to express their appreciation to the

wonderful caregivers, Mary Strickland, employees of Bayada, the staff of Kings Mountain Hospital, and Kings Mountain Hospice House. Survivors include her son Dr. Paul E. Hendricks, Jr., and wife Mary Ann, Kings Mountain; daughter Dr. Sara H. Sinal and husband Paul, Winston-Salem, N.C.; grandchildren Paul Hendricks III and wife Cecilia, Susan Geratz, Caroline Simes and husband Sharod Edwards; Katie Jolly and husband Michael, Will Hendricks and wife Kandi; great-grandchildren Peter and Claire Geratz, Emma and Alex Simes, William Hendricks, Gray and Harper Hendricks, and Sara Jolly; sister-in-law Lois Crosland, Dallas, Tex; nephews Jack Crosland and wife Sandy, Grady Crosland and wife Melodye, and John Crosland and his wife Zanne. A memorial service was held at Central United Methodist Church on Sunday, December 8, at 3 p.m., with Rev. Rex Gibbs and Rev. James Grady Crosland officiating. Visitation was held following the service in the Christian Activities Center at the church. Interment is at Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Central United Methodist Church, 113 S. Piedmont Ave, Kings Mountain, NC 28086 or Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC 28150. A guest registry is available at www.harrisfunerals. com. Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain.

Janis Lahrmer Martin Loving grandmother Janis Lahrmer Martin, 47, of Kings Mountain, passed away on November 29, 2013. She was born May 30, 1966, in Cleveland County daughter of Darrel Roger Lahrmer and the late Willie Mae Teseniar Lahrmer. A graveside service was held at 2 : 3 0 p.m. on Thursday, December 5, at Mount a i n Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain, officiated by Pastor Don Williams. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at Greene Fu-

Don Oliver A member of Penley’s Chapel KINGS MOUNTAIN Mr. Don Oliver, 77, passed away Wednesday, December 4, 2013, at Kings Mountain Hospice. A native of Cleveland County, he was born July 23, 1936, son of the late C.R. and Lilla Mae Tucker Oliver. He was a member of Penley’s Chapel in Kings Mountain where he served as an Elder of the church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a large family. He is survived by his wife Geraldine Clary Oliver of the home; one sister, Peggy Jackson and husband

neral Service, West Chapel, 216 Archie Whitesides Rd., Gastonia. She is survived by her father, Darrel Lahrmer, and his wife Ruby; fiancĂŠ Joel Huffman; brother Danny Smart and wife Sunni; sister Beverly Corn and husband Kenny; grandchild Destiny Mae Huffman; nieces Amanda Nalley and Makensi Corn; nephew Seth Smart; great nephews, Kaleb and Hunter Nalley. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by son Brandon Huffman. A guest registry is available at Arrangements are with the West Chapel of Greene Funeral Service and Crematorium, Gastonia, 704-8675521.

Greene Funeral Services Stoney; one brother, E.B. Oliver all of Kings Mountain. A memorial service was held 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 at Penley’s Chapel in Kings Mountain, with Rev. Doug Allen officiating. The family received friends after the service at the church and other times at his home. Burial will be private and at a later date. Memorials may be made to Penley’s Chapel, PO Box 2023, 1508 N. Piedmont Ave. Kings Mountain, NC 28086. Clay-Barnette Funeral Home of Kings Mountain served the family.

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Quintin Shane Riddle KINGS MOUNTAIN Quintin Shane Riddle, infant son of Cecil R. and Susan Bayless Riddle, went home to Heaven Wednesday, December 4, 2013. A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m., Friday December 13, at God Can Baptist Church on Crescent Drive in Bessemer City, with Rev. Randy Richardson officiating.

Holiday trash pickup schedule The City of Kings Mountain will be closed Monday through Wednesday, Dec. 23-25 for the Christmas holidays, and garbage service will be as follows: Monday and Tuesday garbage will be picked up on Thursday, and Wednesday and Thursday garbage will be picked up on Friday. Recycling service will be changed as follows: routes 6, 7, and 8 will be picked up on Thursday, routes 9 and 10 on Friday.

â– POLICE ARRESTS DEC. 4: Pamela J. Teague, 38, 315 N. Dilling St., larceny. DEC. 5: John S. Carpenter, 31, Bessemer City, communicating threats. INCIDENTS DEC. 2: A resident of Industrial Dr. reported breaking and entering of a motor vehicle and theft of a gun permit valued at $5. DEC. 3: A resident of Floyd St. reported the theft of a birthstone and diamond necklace with gold chain valued at $1,200. DEC. 4: A resident of N. Piedmont Ave. reported the theft of two 13-inch silver wheel rims valued at $100. DEC. 6: A resident of E. Mountain St. reported the theft of a backpack leaf blower and a chainsaw with case with a total value of $700.

WRECKS DEC. 2: Officer H.W. Carpenter said a 2012 Honda operated by Timothy F. Wease collided with a 2012 Dodge operated by Todd N. Cutlip while both vehicles were traveling east on U.S. Hwy. 74 bypass. The estimated damage to both vehicles was $4,000. DEC. 3: Officer M.D. Butler said a 1997 Ford operated by William D. Brakefield struck a parked and unoccupied 2007 Toyota in the parking lot of Waffle House on York Rd. The Toyota sustained an estimated $650 in damage in the accident. DEC. 4: Officer F.L. Wittington said a 2001 Dodge operated by Troy Max Davis struck a parked and unoccupied 2004 Acura owned by David M. Heston in the parking area of Cherokee St. The estimated damages to the Dodge and the Acura

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were $900 and $950, respectively. DEC. 5: Office F.L. Wittington said a 2001 Ford operated by Garry L. Carrigan struck a 2002 Suzuki operated by Derek N. Barnes on Piedmont Ave. The estimated damages to the Ford and the Suzuki were $600 and $500, respectively.

Hospice holiday meals Hospice Cleveland County will again order holiday meals for in-home patients and families. Complete meals are $50 and any donated amount will be appreciated and can be sent to Hospice Cleveland County, Holiday Meals, 951 Wendover Heights Dr., Shelby, NC 28150- Att. Sharon Martin, Community Outreach Coordinator, or call 704-751-3591.

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The 20th annual Woodbridge Lawnmower Christmas parade will be held Dec. 22 at 2 the top of Dunes Drive in North Woodbridge. The parade features decorated lawnmowers, tractors, bikes, skateboards, scooters, walkers, cars, trucks, etc. Santa Claus will be in the parade and a cookie fest will be held afterwards on Quail Hollow Drive. The public is invited to participate in all events. For more information call the Barretts at 704-4873137, the Sharps at 704-4801608 or the Quinns at 704480-0554.

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FEES: monthly increase expected for storm water fee From page 1A aren’t happy about imposing another fee on citizens. But city officials say this is serious business. Urban flooding is expensive to clean up and property owners who suffer from sewer backups and flooded basements could find their property values lowered and water quality degraded. The purpose of the program is to prevent those happenings. Kings Mountain is in its third year of five in the program and ready to implement fees since the program must be up and running by December 2014. “The city is required to set up a separate utility account and take storm water management measures such as retrofitting neighborhoods with green infrastructure like rain gardens, improving storm water on streets,� said Ricky Putnam, Superintendent of Public Works. He will serve as director, working with Holly Black, NPDES Phase II Stormwater Administrator and Codes Administrator for the city. “It’s a reasonable citizen thing – we don’t want our water rates to go up,� said Black, who has been instrumental in setting up the program. Both Black and Putnam are state certified. “How did you determine how to set up these fees?� asked mayor pro tem Rodney Gordon. Black said the rates are based on comparison of towns the size of Kings Mountain. “We are a little behind in imposing fees,� said city manager Marilyn Sellers. She said that the City of Shelby and Cleveland County are also in process of implementing storm water programs. Gaston County residents pay

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for storm water costs in tipping fees on their property tax bills. “We started working on storm water in 2008 and found there are no grants to fund the actual system,� added Sellers. We found the flat fee was most fair across the board.� “What if you have a holding pond?� asked councilman Rick Moore. Putnam said there could be some discounts. “We want to leave our grandchildren clean water,� said councilman Keith Miller. “Can a drought impair our water system?� asked newly-elected councilman Curtis Pressley. Sellers said the city would monitor solutions going into the streams. “Can’t we cut another fee in utilities to take care of this; I hate to see more fees,� said councilman Tommy Hawkins. “Why not cut the availability fee?� asked Moore, adding, “It’s tough on businesses.� Responding, Putnam said gas lines must be maintained in summer even if there isn’t as much usage as winter months. “How about recycling fees?� asked Hawkins. Putnam said that the city had saved on landfill costs and saved citizens’ money since that program was implemented. “The list of fees is getting longer and longer,� said Hawkins. “We have to bite the bullet and match our expenses with our revenue,� said Mayor Rick Murphrey. Putnam said storm water is of concern for two main issues – one related to the volume and timing of runoff water (flooding) and the other related to potential contaminants that the water is carrying – water pollution. He explained that when the water does not

soak in the ground after rain or snow it becomes surface runoff which either flows directly into surface waterways or is channeled with storm sewers, which eventually discharge into surface water. Local governments in 46 states have been issued permits and charged with enacting their own storm water management laws and ordinances. Daily fines as high as $25,000 can be imposed to cities for failure to modify local storm water permitting for construction sites, for instance. Coastal counties are hit with higher rates due to more flooding in those areas. The first-year cost of the program in Kings Mountain is estimated to be $417,493.60 and would include hiring two new employees: an administrative assistant to handle a large volume of expected paperwork and an equipment operator. In his presentation last Tuesday, Putnam said that some people may consider the fee a “rain tax� and they are being asked to pay to prevent things they don’t want, such as water pollution and flooding. But he said he received eight calls from local people reporting flooding at their homes during the most recent heavy rain. Putnam said the money will go to reconstruct outdated inlets that are prone to flooding, acquire easements for troubled open ditches on private property, construction of curb and gutter systems where none presently exist, citywide inventory of the stormwater system, local erosion and sediment control program and stream-corridor reforestation program and public education, public involvement programs such as adopt a stream.

PARADE: attendance boosted by sunny weather From page 1A around the downtown area before the parade began snaking from its starting point at City Hall then along Battleground Ave. and finally eastward on King St. until finishing up just before York Rd. “You always see people smiling at a parade,� said Dr. Bruce Boyles, the Cleveland County Schools Superintendent, who watched his son Will march by with the school band. The Christmas Parade is one of the biggest events in town every year and part of the credit for this year’s success can go to the good weather, said Ellis Noell, director of special events for the city. “If it’s a little drizzly and wet, you get people dropping out,� he said. “We had no drop-outs this year. If the weather will work with us, we’ll usually have a big crowd.� He said he’s noticed the holiday parade growing in popularity in recent years. “I do my job to promote it. If you want to be part of it, we try to make that easy.� Noell, who also coordinates the lighting of the Christmas tree and helped to organize the first-ever Downtown Kings Mountain Fan-

tasy Light Show this year, said the parade fit into a day full of Christmas-themed events, including a special event at the Southern Arts Society, a Jingle Bell Rockin’ Run sponsored by YMCA earlier in the day, and the light show, which runs through New Year’s Eve. Footage of the entire parade is being broadcast on C19 – a cable access channel operated out of Cleveland Community College – three times a day for a week following the parade. It was also streamed live by a locally operated web site. GROVER – Hundreds lined the streets Saturday morning for the traditional Grover Christmas Parade sponsored by Grover Woman's Club. World War II veterans from the Kings Mountain/Grover area stole the show, riding in vehicles and waving to an enthusiastic crowd of parade-goers. The high-stepping Kings Mountain High School Band, pretty girls, other dignitaries, church and club floats and Santa in a Bethlehem Volunteer Fire Department fire truck headlined the 60 plus unit holiday parade. Anna Grace Hughes was parade chairman. See parade pics, 14A

HEALTH CARE: new laws a Ęťgame-changerĘź for local providers From page 1A the insurance exchange and in other ramifications of the law itself was at an all-time low, according to a November poll conducted jointly by the Washington Post and ABC News. The president apologized. Officials at the Department of Health and Human Services were grilled before Congress. Swift fixes were promised by an embarrassed administration. By last Monday, Jennifer Palmieri, the White House communications director, declared, “We feel confident about the site working now as it was intended.â€? White House press secretary Jay Carney said that the site had weathered 375,000 visitors in the first 12 hours of that day. He also said it was functioning “effectively for the vast majority of users.â€? Now that the law is firmly in effect, patients and insurers, doctors and other health care administrators alike are finding their way through some of the complicated aspects of the new order of things. Moreover, there is fear among some who study the economics of the health care market that too few – especially among the ranks of younger Americans – may enroll to make it the plan feasible for those who do. “The (Affordable Care Act) is going to be a game changer – it’s too big not to be,â€? said Gary Harden, a retail pharmacist who is part owner of Mountain Street

Pharmacy in Kings Mountain and four other drugstores in Shelby, Morganton and Dallas. “The biggest problem I think is getting young people to sign up and pay the premium. A lot of them think they’re bulletproof.� The core promise behind Obama’s health care plan is that it will grant more people access to needed care, a point that Harden acknowledges would be a result that benefits everyone. “Theoretically, it should increase the number of prescriptions that are issued and filled and covered (by health plans),� he said. “And what that will create is a bigger opportunity for counseling and more business.� For now, though, what reigns is confusion and fear, not enthusiasm, according to many who work in or follow the industry and its new regulations. “They hear their policy is going to be canceled. Then they hear it’s back on,� said Jason Falls, an independent insurance agent in Kings Mountain who recently spoke before a Congressional subcommittee on the matter when it convened in Gastonia. “Many people were told (mistakenly, prior to the law taking effect) that there were going to have to cancel their existing coverage.� Falls, who is also a Cleveland County Commissioner, sees his role as one of advisor. He’s spent months studying the new law and wrapping his mind around the ramifications the changes will have on

the industry and more specifically his customers. “Looking at it now, I see my role ‌ as to tell my customers how the law affects their families ‌ good or bad,â€? he said. “It’s not a cut and dry thing ‌ there’s nuances in the plans. For instance, there’s cost sharing ‌ if your income falls between 150 and 200 percent of the poverty level, the insurance companies are required to offer lower deductibles. But if you don’t know what plans those are, you can’t take advantage of it.â€? Falls has been filling his days explaining to insurance customers how to get the most out of their plans using the language of the law. He admits that getting a firm grip on the myriad changes has been a learning curve for patients and for those who work in the insurance business. And it doesn’t help that so much of the public debate about Obamacare has taken place on TV between pundits and those in public office. “It’s been heavily politicized from both sides,â€? Falls said. For large providers of health care, Obamacare is just one element of an already shifting insurance landscape for which industry leaders have been preparing. “Truthfully, it doesn’t matter whether the Affordable Care Act is ultimately upheld, amended or overturned. Large-scale change is here to stay,â€? according to Alex Bell, Vice President of Cleveland County HealthCare System and administrator at Kings Mountain


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Hospital, which has about 70 beds. Bell and other hospital administrators like him acknowledge what critics of America’s status quo approach to health insurance in the U.S. have said for years: upwardly spiraling care and premium costs were unsustainable. He also said that changes in the government’s role in paying for care for certain segments of the patient population – as it pertains to Medicare, especially – have been forcing hospitals and other health care providers to look at their books for the long run and find other ways to keep their heads above water financially. “Next year, we anticipate a fairly radical change in financial outlook, due primarily to steep cuts in Medicare reimbursements,� Bell said. “The new ‘normal’ for healthcare providers of all shapes and sizes is that revenue will ultimately flow to those providers who can deliver efficient, high quality care while decreasing costs. For Cleveland County HealthCare System, a complex of hospitals and nursing facilities in Cleveland County that employees around 1,700 people, that has necessitated taking a fresh look at the means and the protocol through which they deliver care. That would probably translate into a focus on taking advantage of the economy of scale when it comes to purchasing and contracting, a redesign of the way the company delivers primary care to its patients and a focus on wellness

and prevention through outreach, education and events like “Walk With a Doc,� a popular initiative provided by Carolinas HealthCare System’s Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute, according to Bell. Many providers have in recent years been zeroing in on another kind of wellness and prevention idea that seeks to keep doctors close, but not physically present. Called virtual or so-called telehealth services, patients would have more frequent contact with doctors through the Internet. How will hospitals and other providers prepare for more patients needing access to services? “One of the key foundations of (Affordable Care Act) was an assumption that the states would expand eligibility for Medicaid coverage. This assumption was undermined when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that state participation could not be forced.� North Carolina opted out of such a payment program. Bell estimates that that decision will deprive 500,000 Tar Heels of the chance to gain access to Medicaid coverage. That “gap,� Bell said, is a significant challenge for patients and for providers. “We’ll continue to care for patients - but it will create significant hardship on our resources. We’ll rely on new care models, technology and improving the overall health of our communities to answer the access challenges.�

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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. The December meeting is Dec. 10 at 6 p.m. CLEVELAND COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS - meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 6 p.m. in the commissioners’ chambers, second floor, County Administration Building, 311 E. Marion St., Shelby. CLEVELAND COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS meets the second Tuesday of every month at 10 a.m. in the Board Room of the Board of Elections, 215 Patton Drive, Shelby.

Hometown Hardware 



Your guide to area events

CLUB MEETINGS AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY meets the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. at the American Legion Post 155, E. Gold Street. DOUGH MAKERS INVESTMENT CLUB – The Dough Makers Investment Club (for women) usually meets every third Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at the Edward Jones Office at 307 B East King Street. For information, please contact the Edward Jones Office at 704-7390997 or Esther Plonk, President 704-739-1917. KINGS MOUNTAIN ROTARY CLUB - Every Thursday, noon, at the Patrick Senior Center, 909 E. King St.

Brought to you by: Hometown Hardware ladies to join the Positive Attitudes Walking Club. The club members walk in various downtown areas of Kings Mountain during lunch hours. An inspirational devotion is provided. For more information call 704-472-4403. COLONEL FREDERICK HAMBRIGHT CHAPTER Daughters of the American Revolution meets monthly for programs. Any woman 18 years or older who can prove lineal, bloodline descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence is eligible to join the DAR. For more information on membership or attending our meeting, please contact Loretta Cozart at 704-241-2218.

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 Woman’s Club, E. Mountain St.

BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC – Meets the third Wednesday of the month from 10 – 11:30 a.m. in the Craft Room, sponsored by Gentiva.

EXECUTIVE BOARD FOR KINGS MOUNTAIN WOMAN’S CLUB– Meets the 2nd Monday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Kings Mountain Woman’s Club, E. Mountain St.

BACKPACK PROJECT – Please bring in non-perishable food items for our backpack project. These backpacks go to students who need a little extra food over the weekend. Backpacks are returned each Monday, filled on Thursday, and handed out to students when they leave on Friday. Suggested items are: individual cereal packs (can be eaten without milk), Pop Tarts, individual prepared dinners (Mac & Cheese, spaghetti, etc.), fruit cups, applesauce, pudding cups, Beenie Weenies, peanut butter, juice boxes, crackers or cookies.

MILITARY SUPPORT GROUP – Meets every fourth Thursday of every month at Central United Methodist Church. VFW POST 9811, Kings Mountain/Cherryville meets the second Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. IN 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, S. Piedmont Ave. KM LIONS CLUB– Meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month at 6:30 p.m. at Linwood Restaurant, 805 Cleveland Ave. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS: Kings Mountain– Christ the King Catholic Church, 714 Stone St., 6:30 p.m., meets 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. Contact: Mary (704) 482-8690. You may also call the Reach Line & Information at (704) 319-1625, or go to The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop eating compulsively. There are no dues or fees for membership. The groups are self-supporting. Positive Attitudes Walking Club - There is an open invitation to all Kings Mountain

FREE COMPUTER CLASSES taught by Pat Bolte are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the H. Lawrence Patrick Senior Center. Emphasis is on individual attention. S.H.O.P. items for December are peanut butter and saltine crackers. Just drop off your donations at the Center Monday – Friday between 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Remember, you don’t have to be a senior to help with this project. All items are donated to the Crisis Ministry of Kings Mountain. T’AI CHI CLASS – Thursdays 2-3 p.m. in Conference Room I. Andrew Baker is instructor of Tai Chi 4 Health & Balance and a donation of $3 per person is requested. Rotating exercises, health lessons, and surprise extras keep it fresh. All donations will go toward purchase of DVDs for the class.

HOSPICE The Hospice Store - Located at 323 E. Marion Street beside Dollar General near Uptown Shelby. Please call Angela Jones at 980-295-8578 if you have items to donate or for volunteer opportunities. Store Hours: Thursday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 323 E. Marion St., Shelby.

KINGS MOUNTAIN GATEWAY TRAILS, Inc., 807 Battleground Ave., ½ mile from downtown Kings Mountain, 704-739-4755 – 18 months of activities from August 2013 to November 2014 in celebration of being designated a National Recreation Trail August 2013.

old preschoolers. Thursday group is geared for birth to 2 years old. Join the Library staff at 10 a.m. in the Community Room.

DECEMBER 28 – 9-10 a.m. – Walk with a Doc at Gateway Trail. Sponsored by Kings Mountain Hospital and the Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute. Meet at the trailhead parking lot and wear good walking shoes.

Unless otherwise listed, all events will be at the Mauney Memorial Library, 100 S. Piedmont Ave., Kings Mountain.

SOUTHERN ARTS SOCIETY Join ShutterLight Photography Club, the next classes will be held on Dec. 10. For more information please contact SASI @ 704 739-5585. Open house and raffle– “Art for Christmas� raffle runs from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. through Dec. 29. The 2014 Calendars “Classic Books� will be on sale. Three gift certificates will be draw for $300, $200 and $100. Raffle tickets are $5.00 each and can be purchased at SASI or from a member. Over 75 artists will be selling their fine arts and crafts throughout the depot. 2014 Calendars will be available for purchase.

KINGS MOUNTAIN HISTORICAL MUSEUM “TOYS, GAMES & TRAINS� EXHIBIT - Through January 4: The annual model train display by the Piedmont “S� Gaugers returns! This exhibit fills the museum with model train displays, railroad memorabilia, and antique toys and games. An extensive interactive model train track provides hands-on fun for all ages. Open Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sun. 1 to 4 p.m. SANTA CLAUS & MRS. CLAUS AT THE MUSEUM - Saturday, December 14: At 11 a.m., Mrs. Claus will do a special reading of the classic 1823 children’s story, “The Night Before Christmas� to get the kids ready to meet Santa Claus, who will visit the Museum from 1 to 3 p.m. Admission is free. Donations are appreciated.

LIBRARY EVENTS LAST TUESDAY of each month, 6:30 p.m. “A Company of Readers� Book Club in Community Room. Open to the public. Have fun and make friends at this unique book club, a gathering of different ages and varied tastes. Read the book of your choice and participate by briefly sharing. STORY TIME on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The Tuesday group includes 3-5 year

PLAYGROUP on Fridays, for birth to 5 years old, 10-11:30 a.m. in the Community Room.

SPECIAL EVENTS CELEBRATE THE SEASON IN SONG on Sunday, December 15 at 4 p.m. Boyce Memorial ARP Church, 111 Edgemont Dr. Members of area churches come together to perform Christmas music. For more information, contact Terry Williams at (704) 739-4917. DALLAS – Christmas parade 4 p.m. Dec. 13, and open house at Gaston County Museum of Art & History, 131W. Main Street, from 3-7 p.m. BYNUM CHAPEL CHURCH BBQ – Dec. 13 & 14, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Dine in or carry-out, $8 per plate. Your choice of BBQ pork, chicken, or fried chicken with baked beans, chips, slaw and dessert. Call ahead 704-730-0027. Pickup at Bynum Chapel Family Life Center, 213 N. Cansler St., Kings Mountain. CITY OF KINGS MOUNTAIN HOLIDAY EVENTS –Santa’s Fire truck Express will stop at the museum on Dec. 14 at 3 p.m., the popular train exhibit will be open throughout the holiday season; Christmas luminaries will glow at Mountain Rest Cemetery from dusk until midnight on Christmas Eve. CHRISTMAS CANTATA – “Joy of Every Longing Heart� performed at First Wesleyan Church, 505 N. Piedmont Ave., on Sunday, Dec. 15, at 6 p.m. An encore presentation will be performed on Dec. 22 at 10:45 a.m. Also on Dec. 15 at 10:45 a.m. the church’s children’s choir will present the musical “Christmas in Black in White.� AMERICAN LEGION POST 155 has BINGO every Friday night starting at 6 p.m. Food is available. GOOD HOPE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, Cansler St., Free after-school program on Monday and Wednesday each week from 3:30-5:30 p.m. for help with homework. Parents must provide transportation.

How to Contact Us To have your events listed on the Go Page, contact the Herald by coming by our office at 700 East Gold Street, by calling us at 704-739-7496, or by email The deadline for receiving items is 5 p.m. Monday.

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East Elementary School honors, awards Second, Third & Fourth graders: Kiwanis Terrific Kids Award: Cody Packer, Mackenzie Wright, Savion Chisholm, Natalie Hord, Seth Campbell, Ja’nice Brown, Javion Burris, Cole Irby, Madelyn Helms, William Nail, Logan Farmer, Alyee Wilson, David Creighton, Paxton Davis, Jayden Rowland, Hailey Lawson, Kaitlan Wilson, Robert Kendrick. Principal’s Pal Homework Award: (2nd) Kaylee Belew, Brooke Blanton, Savonah Burris, David Creighton, Paxton Davis, Jaydyn Dickson, Reagan Gaddy, Curtis Hall, C. J. Houser, Nathan Howell, Dezirae Jenkins, Brianna Johns, Tony Latham, Victoria Lovell, James Petrilli, Abby Sewell, Curtis Simpson, Tamia Smith, Melissa Brooks, Elijah Campbell, Trinity Fields, Ke’Azha Hartgrove, Destini Holland, Preston Lattimore, Hailey Lawson, Colin Mates, Jacob Nicholson, Caden Pierce, Riley Powers, Austin Putnam, Arielle Ritch, Carter Simpson, Kevin VallejoAvila, Brenda Arrayo-Perez, Cameron Bell, Brittany Blanton, Gabriel Cordle, Adam Harrelson, Chloe Hudson, Jayden Jackson, Sydney King, Kassiah Patterson, Mason Weaver, Kaitlin Wilson, Eli Wolfe, Robert Kendrick. (3rd) JaVion Burris, Jordan Ellis, Brianna Harrelson, Kylie Hemphill, Jayden Henderson, Austin Hudson, Sarah Hudson, Cole Irby, CoRey Simpson, Hannah Stone, Jordan Love, Macy Barnes, Madison Buchanan, Madelyn Helms, Tyler Humphries, Jeremiah Ellis, Samuel Lattimore, Blake Lovell, William Nail, Gage Noblett, Karlie Postell, Gabriel Ramsey, Makylah Reid, Vanyah Roberts, Mac Runyan, Cameron Walker, Ashlynn Ilges, Sam Black, Nevaeh Boyd, Colin Degree, Logan Farmer, Jacob Hamrick, Caleb Holland, Caharie Johnson, Abigail Latham, Michael Lubas, Patience McDaniel, Stetson McDaniel, Towobola Popoola, Jammie Quick, Gracie Skidmore, Payton Whitley, Alyee Wilson. (4th) Baylee Briggs, Samuel Butler, Jesica Cox, Jada Goode, Tristin Hicklin, Haley Hudson, Andrea Melton, Joshua O’Dell, Katherine Rayfield, Lona Sewell, Kole Short, Elisa Smith, K J Smith, Seth Wood, Mackenzie Wright, Dashaunn Black, Kalin Brooks, Melanie Buchanan, Savion Chisholm, Natalie Hord, Katherine Knight, Darrien Martin, Annie Merritt, Mark Petrilli, Jordyn Sanders, Layson Breakfield, Seth Campbell, Marah Cook,

Michael Criswell, Kelsey Goode, Ashton Miller, Isaac Reid, Brittney Sanders, SaraBeth Seaward, Mackenzie Smith, Matthew Springer, Taylor Watson, Ja’nice Brown Perfect Attendance for 9 weeks: (2nd gr.) Kaylee Belew, Brooke Blanton, Savonah Burris, Curtis Hall, C J Houser, Nathaniel Howell, Dezirae Jenkins, Victoria Lovell, Abby Sewell, Curtis Simpson, Melissa Brooks, Trinity Fields, Ke’Azha Hartgrove, Destini Holland, Hailey Lawson, Cameron Bell, Brittany Blanton, Gabriel Cordle, Colby Cox, Jayden Jackson, Sydney King, Kassiah Patterson. (3rd gr.) Nevaeh Belcher, Brianna Harrelson, Cole Irby, Jailen Moore, CoRey Simpson, Erik Solis, Blake Lovell, William Nail, Makylah Reid, Vanyah Roberts, Mac Runyon, Sam Black, Nevaeh Boyd, Logan Farmer, Jacob Hamrick, Caharie Johnson, Michael Lubas, Jammie Quick, Gracie Skidmore, Payton Whitley. (4th gr.) Jada Goode, Andrea Melton, Joshua O’Dell, Katherine Rayfield, Lona Sewell, Dashaunn Black, Kalin Brooks, Savion Chisholm, Tyler Clack, Katherine Knight, Cadyn Martin, Annie Merritt, Ja’nice Brown, Seth Campbell, Michael Criswell, Issac Reid, MacKenzie Smith, Taylor Watson. A Honor Roll: (2nd gr.) Kaylee Belew, Brooke Blanton, Reagan Gaddy, C. J. Houser, Nathan Howell, Tony Latham, Victoria Lovell, James Petrilli, Tamia Smith, Melissa Brooks, Arielle Ritch, Brittany Blanton, Chloe Hudson, Robert Kendrick, Eli Wolfe. (3rd r.) Blake Lovell, Makylah Reid, Jacob Hamrick, Michael Lubas (4th gr) Kalin Brooks, Katherine Knight, Mark Petrilli, Jordyn Sanders, SaraBeth Seaward, Taylor Watson. AB Honor Roll: (2nd gr) Jayden Dickson, Curtis Hall, Curtis Simpson, Trinity Fields, Colin Mates, Austin Putnam, Carter Simpson, Kevin Vallejo-Avila, Brenda Arroyo-Perez, Cameron Bell, Gabriel Cordle, Colby Cox, Sydney King, Kassiah Patterson, Stephen Springer, Mason Weaver. (3rd gr) Cole Irby, Erik Solis, Brianna Harrelson, Sarah Hudson, Gage Noblett, Karlie Postell, Vanyah Roberts, Mac Runyon, Cameron Walker, Sam

Black, Caleb Holland, Stetson McDaniel, Towobola Popoola. (4th gr.) Baylee Briggs, Samuel Butler, Jada Goode, Haley Hudson, Andrea Melton, Joshua O’Dell, Elise Smith, Dashaunn Black, Natalie Hord, Cadyn Martin, Darrien Martin, Annie Merritt, Layson Breakfield, Brittney Sanders. Science Award: Kole Short, Savion Chisholm, Marah Cook, Kylie Hemphill, Jeremiah Ellis, Gracie Skidmore, Curtis Simpson, Arielle Ritch, Cameron Bell. Math Award: Sam Butler, Mark Petrilli, Taylor Watson, Jailen Moore, Makylah Reid, Michael Lubas, Tamia Smith, Elijah Campbell. Social Studies Award: Tristin Hicklin, Darrien Martin, Michael Criswell, Erik Solis, Madison Buchanan, Jacob Hamrick, Victoria Lovell, Colin Mates, Eli Wolfe. Reading Award: Baylee Briggs, Kalin Brooks, Ja’nice Brown, Cole Irby, Blake Lovell, Nevaeh Boyd, Kaylee Belew, Destini Holland, Brittany Blanton. Handwriting Award: K J Smith, Dashaunn Black, Ashton Miller, Daquan Adams, Samuel Lattimore, Abigail Latham, Dezirae Jenkins, Melissa Brooks, Brenda ArroyoPerez. Spelling Award: Lona Sewell, Katherine Knight, SaraBeth Seaward, Sarah Hudson, Macy Barnes, Patience McDaniel, C. J. Houser, Kevin Vallejo-Avila, Chloe Hudson. Music Award: Layson Breakfield, Marah Cook, Darrien Martin, Melanie Buchanan, Cody Packer, Andrea Melton, Jammie Quick, Nevaeh Boyd, Samuel Lattimore, Makylah Reid, Cole Irby, CoRey Simpson, Colby Cox, Kaitlan Wilson, Carter Simpson, Melissa Brooks, Curtis Simpson, Victoria Lovell. Art Award: Emily Stone, D J King, Cadyn Martin, Savion Chisholm, Elise Smith, Seth Wood, Payton Whitley, Caleb Holland, Vanyah Roberts, Mac Runyan, Nevaeh Belcher, Erik Solis, Brenda Arroyo-Perez, Adam Harrelson, Trinity Fields, Kevin Vallejo-Avila, Brooke Blanton, James Petrilli. PE Award: Isaac Reid, Jordyn Sanders, Baylee Briggs, Stetson McDaniel, Makylah Reid, Cole Irby, Eli Wolfe,

Ke’Azha Hartgrove, Curtis Hall. Kangaroo Club (jump rope) Jeremiah Ellis, Gage Noblett, Austin Putman, Trinity Fields, Natalie Hord, Cadyn Martin, Nevaeh Boyd, Jacob Hamrick, Caleb Holland, Abigail Latham, Stetson McDaniel, Gracie Skidmore, Brenda Arroyo-Perez, Brittany Blanton, Chloe Hudson, Kassiah Paterson, Eli Wolfe, Marah Cook, SaraBeth Seaward, Emily Stone, Taylor Watson, Jordan Ellis, Brianna Harrelson, Sarah Hudson, Cole Irby, Savonah Burris, Reagan Gaddy, C J Houser, Tony Latham, Victoria Lovell, Abby Sewell, Haley Hudson, Andrea Melton, Joshua O’Dell, Katherine Rayfield, Lona Sewell, Elise Smith, Mackenzie Wright, Blake Lovell, Mac Runyon, Melissa Brooks, Ke’Azha Hartgrove, Arielle Ritch, Kevin Vallejo-Avila, Payton Whitley, Michael Lubas, Malachi Welch, Jayden Jackson, Kole Short, Daquan Adams, Jayden Henderson, CoRey Simpson, Brooke Blanton, Tamia Smith. Bus Awards: AM Bus 132 Baylee Briggs, AM Bus 50 Joshua O’Dell, PM Bus 50 Seth Campbell City of Kings Mountain Poster contest 3rd graders ($25.00 Visa gift card): Daquan Adams Makylay Reid 2nd grader ($25.00 Toys R Us gift card): Victoria Lovell 2 first place winners: ($25 Toys R Us card) Phylicia Eubanks and Brooke Hamrick, 2 second place winners: (2 Utility trucks) Dominic Davis and Cheyene Calhoun Kindergarten and First Grade: Kiwanis Terrific Kids Awards: Abbi Carpenter, Alex Stevens, Kensen Martin, Kinsley Byrd, Landyn Howell, Annabella Lamanna, Taylor Roper, Hunter Martin, Dylan Walker, K’Layjia Perry, Charlie Black, Sergio Suarez. Principal Pal’s Homework Award: (K) Chase Abernathy, Ke’Ja Baker-Parker, Abbi Carpenter, Skylar Castera, Olivia Coplen, Lucas Davis, Phylicia Eubanks, Lacie Forino, Mikey Hall, Autumn Heffran, Zi Hughes, Emarie Pressley, Alex Stevens, Madilyn Walker, Taylor Wilson, Laila Degree, Phoenix Calhoun, Lillie Bolin, Jordayn Gantt, Gabriel Lubas, Kensen Martin, Alona Noblett, Trayton Teal, Omari Wilson, Kinsley Byrd, Justin Curry, Kennedy Weathers, Alyssa Mathis, Caleb Smith, Brayden Harvey, Nathan *** ACROSS *** 1 Bard of Avon 9 voice 11 Intelligence quotient: abbr. 12 tool with a heavy metal blade on the end of a long handle 13 mercury 14 rounded object which comes out of a female bird, snake, etc. 16 Albert's nickname 17 company 18 Revised Version 19 vegetable like the onion but with a long white fleshy stem 21 fierce feeling of displeasure 24 shore patrol 26 railway 27 inch 28 covering of dark cloth spread over a coffin 30 extrasensory perception

Jackson, Natalie Brown, Conner Black, Alley Powers, Annabella Lamanna, Anna Reese Wooten, Coley Peters, Dominic Davis, Jacob Morrow, Kimoria London, Landyn Howell, Lucy McDaniel, Trinity Arwood, O’Ryan Seright, Sierra Abernethy, Thomas Phillips, Abby Cody. (1st Gr.) Kevin Cardenas, David Creighton, Abby Hord, Saniyah London, Hunter Martin, Hayden Mills, Carter Pressley, Tristian Pressley, Jordan Quick, Taylor Roper, Tyler Russell, Klay Short, Kendall Stone, Isaiah Wood, K’eona Teague, Jayden Adams, Eric Belcher, Teddy Brooks, Cheyenne Calhoun, Michael Cleary, Gavin Cutler, Thomas Fair, Deziray Gantt, Brooke Hamrick, Keaton Hedgpeth, Hayden Lawson, Kallie McCoid, Kaitlyn Odems, K’Layjia Perry, Lilly Mae Phillips, Kendall Rayfield, Cole Richardson, Dylan Walker, Daquan Bess, Charlie Black, Elijah Black, Nadalea Blackmon, Camden Cobb, Cameryn Griffis, Jabari Hoyle, Ryan McMillan, Cody Morrow, Aaron Plyler, Kinsley Scism, John Swink, Addie Wallace, Brooke Waseman Perfect Attendance for 9 weeks: (K) Ke’Ja Baker-Parker, Lucas Davis, Phylicia Eubanks, Emarie Pressley, Dominic Davis, Landyn Howell, Annabella Lamanna, Alley Powers, Lillie Bolin, Kinsley Byrd, Phoenix Calhoun, Gabriel Lubas, Kensen Martin, Omari Wilson. (1st gr) Kevin Cardenas, Abby Hord, Hunter Martin, Carter Pressley, Tristian Pressley, Jordan Quick, Taylor Roper, Kendall Stone, Isaiah Wood, Eric Belcher, Teddy Brooks, Cheyenne Calhoun, Thomas Fair, Deziray Gantt, Brooke Hamrick, Hayden Lawson, Kallie McCoid, K’Layjia Perry, Charlie Black, Elijah Black, Lanadia Hillman, Cody Morrow, Kinsley Scism, Brooke Waseman. A Honor Roll: (first grade only) Kevin Cardenas, David Creighton, Abby Hord, Saniyah London, Hunter Martin, Hayden Mills, Tristian Pressley, Jordan Quick, Taylor Roper, Tyler Russell, Nathan Simpson, Kendall Stone, K’eona Teague, Jayden Adams, Eric Belcher, Teddy Brooks, Cheyenne Calhoun, Gavin Cutler, Brooke Hamrick, Kallie McCoid, Kendall Rayfield, Daquan Bess, Charlie Black, Camden Cobb, Ryan McMillan, Aaron Plyler, Kinsley Scism, Addie Wallace, Brooke Waseman.

32 strongly moving air 33 chapter 34 pull hard with force or much effort 36 object for children to play with 38 computer graphics 39 shore patrol 41 railway 42 covering of dark cloth spread over a coffin 44 extrasensory perception 46 pull hard with force or much effort 48 object for children to play with 50 test by use and experience 52 Puerto Rico 53 radium 56 living in natural conditions 58 trinitrotoluene 60 district attorney 61 church 62 Authorized Version 63 thank you

AB Honor Roll: (first grade only) Carter Pressley, Thomas Fair, Deziray Gantt, Hayden Lawson, Kaitlyn Odems, Cole Richardson, Michael Cleary, Khamarr McSwain, Lilly Mae Phillips, Elijah Black, Nadalea Blackmon, Cameryn Griffis, Lanadia Hillman, Jabari Hoyle, John Swink. Science Award: Chase Abernathy, Trayton Teal, Abby Cody, Tyler Russell, Jayden Adams, Aaron Plyler. Math Award: Caleb Smith, Isaiah Wood, Keaton Hedgpeth, Kinsley Scism. Social Studies Award: Ke’Ja Baker-Parker, Alyssa Mathis, Thomas Phillips, David Creighton Jr., Gavin Cutler, Camden Cobb. Reading Award: Phylicia Eubanks, Kensen Martin, Dominic Davis, Kendall Stone, Brooke Hamrick, Brooke Waseman. Handwriting Award: Olivia Coplen, Kinsley Byrd, O’Ryan Seright, K’eona Teague, Kaitlyn Odems, Addie Wallace. Phonics Award: (for kindergarten and first grade students only) Lucas Davis, Brayden Harvey, Anna Reese Wooten, Tristian Pressley, Kallie McCoid, Ryan McMillan. Spelling Award: (for first grade only) Carter Pressley, Khamarr McSwain, Daquan Bess Music Award: Lilly Bolin, Nathan Jackson, Olivia Coplen, Mikey Hall, Anna Reese Wooten, Dominic Davis, Saniyah London, Kevin Cardenas, Brooke Hamrick, Gavin Cutler, Lanadia Hillman, Elijah Black. Art Award: Ke’Ja Baker-Parker, Emarie Pressley, Dominic Davis, Lucy McDaniel, Kensen Martin, Kinsley Byrd, Kevin Cardenas, Abby Hord, Teddy Brooks, Kendall Rayfield, Sergio Suarez, Addison Wallace. P.E. Award: Dayton Fountain, Landyn Howell, Natalie Brown, Taylor Roper, Gavin Cutler, Kinsley Scism Kangaroo Club (jump rope) K’Layjia Perry, Gavin Cutler, Kinsley Scism, Kaitlyn Odems, Cole Richardson. Bus Awards: PM Bus 132 Alyssa Lattimore

65 iridium 66 piece of writing expressing in imaginative language some deep thought, feeling, or human experience 68 yes 70 mini disc 71 corporate identity 72 perceive 74 one of the two edges of the mouth 84 National Hockey League *** DOWN *** 1 Destroyer 2 high quality 3 tube fitted at one end with mirrors and pieces of colored glass which shows many colored patterns when turned 4 example 5 giving off light with little or no heat 6 for example

7 leftist 8 for example 10 having too many people 15 attach 16 silver 20 Kentucky 22 people living in a small area within a larger place such as a town 23 registered nurse 25 public-address system 29 lieutenant 31 Saint 32 water closet 33 corporate identity 35 Greek 37 your 40 lieutenant 42 Iowa 44 sign that something is going to happen in the future 46 extrasensory perception 50 Alabama

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KMHS sweeps Raiders Kings Mountain High’s basketball teams swept former Big South rival South Point in a non-conference twin bill Tuesday night in Belmont. The Mountaineers got perhaps their best effort of the season in a 73-64 win over the Red Raiders. Kings Mountain was playing without the services of its top scorer and rebounder James Tillman, who was out with a foot injury, but several other players took up the slack. Kings Mountain’s girls, playing without the services of senior point guard Taquisha Smith, who went down with an ankle injury in practice Monday, got off to a slow start but rebounded in the second half for a 49-45 victory over a South Point team that has always given the Lady Mountaineers trouble. Shooting guard Chad Sanders played the best game of his career in the nightcap, scoring 25 points including 5-of-7 from beyond the arc. He also contributed defensively with four rebounds. Point guard Josh Sherer added 12 points and seven assists. Nelson McClain added 11 points and five steals and McClain and 6-7 freshman Josh Helton each blocked three shots. Kings Mountain’s girls fell behind 17-6 after the first quarter and 24-19 at halftime. They kept pace with the Raiders in the third period and then outscored them 20-11 in the final eight minutes to pull out the win. “We got off to a slow start, but even with 14 turnovers and 5-of-14 shooting from the foul line we managed to be down by only five at halftime,� noted KM Coach Mike Harris. “We played even in the third quarter and in the fourth we tried to change the pace with our press. “The key to getting in our press was making some baskets and Hutchens and Wade both hit big jump shots to put us in that position.� The KM defense forced three turnovers down the stretch. After KM got to within one possession they went back to their base defense. Sophomore Miranda Ellis made a key steal and took it all the way for a layup to give the Mountaineers See KMHS, 12A

KM drops pair to ER Cavaliers in SMAC opener

Kings Mountain’s Tico Crocker (35) battles Cherryville’s Kenny Poston (23) for a rebound in Wednesday’s basketball game at the KMHS gym.

Boys lose to Ironmen in OT, girls get lopsided 83-23 win Freshman Yung Sherrilll banked in a missed 3-point attempt at the buzzer to force overtime, then hit the game-winning free throw with two seconds left in the extra period to give Cherryville’s Ironmen an 83-82 victory over Kings Mountain’s Mountaineers in a non-conference game Wednesday at Parker Gym. It was the third straight victory to open the season for the Ironmen and the first loss in four games for the Mountaineers. Kings Mountain’s girls kept their unbeaten record (4-0) intact in the opener, shutting out the Ironwomen 19-0 in the first quarter en route to an 83-23 victory. The Mountaineers didn’t get as great an overall effort as they did in their victories over Ashbrook, Forestview and South Point to open the season. On the other hand, the Ironmen got a great overall effort. The difference in the game was Cherryville’s accurate shooting from 3-point range and the foul

line. Kings Mountain fell behind early but rallied to cut the deficit to 35-33 at intermission. The Mountaineers carried a 56-51 lead into the fourth quarter and led by five points (74-69) with just over a minute remaining in regulation. Grant Henderson’s 3-pointer from the corner brought Cherryville to within 74-72 and he added a free throw with 34 seconds left to trim the margin to 74-73. Kings Mountain had several opportunities to seal the victory at the foul line but missed three of four shots, the last one with 19 seconds remaining. Cherryville worked the ball down court and Kenny Poston put up a three from behind the key that missed, but Sherrill was there for the put-back to force the extra period. The Mountaineers grabbed the lead in OT, but again were not consistent at the foul See Boys, 12A

Kings Mountain’s Monique Petty puts up a short jumper in Wednesday’s game with Cherryville at Parker Gym.

Kings Mountain High’s basketball teams entered the South Mountain Athletic Conference for the first time Friday night at home and dropped a doubleheader to two very talented East Rutherford teams. The East girls got 30 points from all-star forward Rachel Camp to post a 6756 victory and the Cavalier boys got an outstanding performance from their 1-2 scoring punch of Travis Rodriguez and Devonte Boykins to hold off a late Mountaineer rally, 58-49. The Mountaineers trailed 32-20 at halftime but made a spirited comeback as James Tillman returned from an injury with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Chad Sanders contributed 11 points, Josh Sherer dished out seven assists, freshman Josh Helton had seven rebounds and four blocks and sophomore Jacob Skidmore pulled down eight rebounds. Kings Mountain jumped to an early lead but East Rutherford rallied to lead by 9-8 after the first quarter and 32-20 at intermission. Sanders scored eight of his 11 points in the third period, including one spectacular basket off an alley-oop pass from Sherer. Skidmore’s only basket of the night as time expired brought the Mountaineers to within 46-35 after three quarters. A pair of free throws by Tillman with 1:36 remaining and a basket by Tillman with 47 seconds remaining cut

Kings Mountain’s Tiffani Thompson scores in Friday’s game with East Rutherford.

Kings Mountain Mountaineers

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the East lead to 50-46. The Mountaineers had to foul and hope the Cavaliers would miss, but Boykins hit four straight free throws and Rodriguez hit two in a row to seal the deal. Kings Mountain’s girls trailed by only 16-14 after the first period but East increased its margin to 29-21 at the half and 55-39 going into the fourth quarter. The Mountaineers got their fifth straight doubledouble from Tiffani Thompson who had 21 points and 12 rebounds, and Monique Petty who had 17 points and 11 rebounds. But overall, the team suffered by turning the ball over and missing free throws. “We knew they had a special player,� Coach Mike Harris said. “Rachel Camp scores 30 points on a regular basis. But we were trying to contain how many other people she got involved. She’s a Virginia Tech signee, and I’m glad we get to measure ourselves against players of that category. “I thought we played well for the most part, but we had a couple of stretches where we turned the ball over too much. Those stretches allowed East to build a little lead. I think at one point it might have been a 20 point lead and we fought back to get it to within 10. I told the girls that East is going to beat a lot of teams, but if we want to get to a higher level we need to play with more poise See KM, 12A

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KM Middle spikers beat East Lincoln, Lincolnton Kings Mountain Middle School’s volleyball team ran its record to 6-4 with victories last week over East Lincoln and Lincolnton. The Lady Patriots defeated Lincolnton 22-25, 2624, 15-25, 15-6 on Tuesday. KM took an early lead in the first game but East Lincoln came back for the win. The second game was close throughout and KM pulled ot the win at the end. With great serves from Katelin Phaengkhamhak, Kaniya McClain and Emilee Cloninger the Lady Patriots started to take command. Mackenzie Ramsey had some big kills. Phaengkhamhak served Elon University’s Nicole Dennion, forward sophomore soccer player, is Southern Conference Player of the Year to headline All-State Women’s post season awards announced recently by the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association.

Nicole Dennion Southern Conference soccer player of year Elon University’s Nicole Dennion, granddaughter of Joe and Dorothy McNamara of Kings Mountain, was recently honored as Southern Conference Soccer Player of the Year. A native of Ewing, NJ, she is a graduate of Notre Dame High School, Trenton, NJ, and daughter of Jerry and Sharon Dennion. She leads the SoCon in goals (15) and tied with Furman’s Stephanie DeVita for the league lead in points with 35. Dennion has also recorded five assists this season, three multi-goal games and notched four game-winning goals. Her 15 goals this season are the most in a single season in Elon’s Division I and are tied for eighth all-time in a single season. Her 35 points are the 10th most in a single season in program history.

eight straight points to seal the win. The third set went back and forth but with great team play the Patriots pulled out the victory. The Patriots did not play their game in the fourth set and fell 25-15. In the final set the Lady Patriots took the lead with kills and tips from Leeasia Rhodes and won 15-6. Outstanding plaeyrs were Emilee Cloninger, Katelin Phaengkhamhak, Mackenzie Ramsey, Kaniya McClain and Leeasia Rhodes. Thursday, the Lady Patriots swept Lincolnton 25-12, 25-20, 25-21. In the first set the Lady Patriots got off to a great

start behind the serving of Kaniya McClian. The team played together the entire time with Isabella Hollifield serving an ace and getting kills. In the second game the Lady Patriots got off to a great start, but with a hurt player having to leave the game the KM team was shaken. After calling a time out the Patriots came back and served with help from Katelin Phaengkhamhak and Kaniya McClain. With kills in both set one and set two from Mackenzie Ramsey the Patriots continued to stay in the game. Belle Hollifield’s kill ended the game.

JV Mountaineers sweep South Point, Forestview Kings Mountain’s JV boys basketball team completed a sweep of former Big South opponents last week with a 42-27 victory over the South Point Red Raiders on Tuesday and followed that big win with a 74-44 triumph over Cherryville’s junior Ironmen on Wednesday at Donald L. Parker Gymnasium. Kings Mountain got off to a 20-8 first quarter lead at South Point and never let up. Sophomore Omar Petty

led the Mountaineers with 14 points. Freshman Kavin Mosley added seven points and Madisyn Bolin and Tervon Wilson contributed five points apiece. Against Cherryville the Mountaineers got off to a 21-5 first quarter lead. Mosley’s 20 points and Bolin’s 14 improved KM’s non-conference record to 40. TUESDAY GAME KM (42) - Petty 14,

Mosely 7, Bolin 5, Wilson 5, Roberts 4, Adams 2, Short 2, Robbins 2, Hill 1. SP (27) - Grillo 10, Pace 8, Torres 5, Scipio 2, Hoppe 2. WEDNESDAY GAME KM (74) - Mosely 20, Bolin 14, Hill 13, Petty 8, Mcrchant 6, Wilson 4, Adams 4, Short 2, Robbins 3. CHS (44) - Hudson 16, Whisnant 10, Hardin 4, Crosby 4, Harrill 6, Treadway 2, Ford 2.

KMMS wrestlers run mark to 7-2 NICOLE DENNION The National Soccer Coaches Association of America posted the 2013 NSCAA/Continental Tire All-Region teams on Dec. 4. Nicole was named to the Second Team All-Southeast Region. She became only the third Elon player during the school’s Division I era to earn All-Region Honors.

Kings Mountain Middle School’s wrestlers defeated East Lincoln and Lincolnton last week to run their record to 7-2 heading into their final regular season match Monday at North Lincoln. The Patriots will compete in the Tri-County championship playoffs Thursday. The Patriots defeated East Lincoln 57-42 with wins from Mason Nguyen, Quenton Nguyen, Reese

Reinhardt, Mitchell Hord, JT Cash, Estavan Vargas, Paul Culbreth and Zachary Carroll.

and Tyler Hunley.

The Patriots defeated Lincolnton 67-21. KM winners were Mason Nguyen, Quenten Nguyen, Mitchell Hord, Reese Reinhardt, JT Cash, Zykiez Baxter, Zachary Carroll, Sedrick Morgan, Matt Huffstetler, Collin Franks, RJ Bishop

THIS WEEK IN KINGS MOUNTAIN SPORTS Thursday, Dec. 12 TBA - Kings Mountain Middle in opening round of Tri-County wrestling tournament. 6 p.m. - High school wrestling, Kings Mountain


and Hough at Cherrvyille tri-meet. Friday, Dec. 13 4 p.m. - High school basketball, Shelby at Kings Mountain (JV girls, followed by

Madelynn Frye, 11, won the Girls 12 division of the Thanksgiving Classic at the Racquet Club of Gastonia. Madelynn is the daughter of Wesley and Elicia Frye of Claremont and granddaughter of Lynda and Randy Frye of Kings Mountain.

JV boys, varsity girls and varsityboys). Tuesday, Dec. 17 TBA - Championship match of Tri-County Middle School wrestling tournament.

4 p.m. - High school basketball, Kings Mountain at Draughn (JV girls, followed by JV boys, varsity girls and varsity boys).

Chiropractor Dr. George Randall of Cherryville, runner, biker, and health enthusiast, recently ran in the New York City Marathon with 50,000-plus others. Dr. Randall has his practice in Kings Mountain, which he and his wife Tammy say is like home to them, having been there for the past 21 years. The marathon is one of the older, more recognized marathons, like the Boston Marathon, and is, as his wife noted, an incredible accomplishment for him to run 26 miles. Dr. Randall has competed in 18 marathons. This was his fourth New York City Marathon.

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Late contributions needed for KM field house project Looking for a last minute tax deduction for 2013? Consider a gift to the Kings Mountain Touchdown Club’s building fund. The drive for donations and pledges to complete the funding for the new Kings Mountain High football field house is $150,000 short of its goal and the field house is nearing completion. David Brinkley, president of the club, is hoping to see the fund drive completed by the end of the year. Brinkley said the club would appreciate donations in any amount, and suggested the following ways to donate: - Set up a monthly draft in any amount at Bank of the Ozarks. - Donate by check or cash by contacting Brinkley or any member of the KMTD Club board of directors. - Consider donating stocks to avoid paying capital gains tax. Donate by contacting Doug Satterfield at Edward Jones Investments in Kings Mountain. - Persons who have reached age 70 ½ can also donate distributions from their IRA by contacting Doug Satterfield or Brinkley at 704-423-9690. To date $868,000 has been raised toward the approximate $1.02 million needed to fund the facility. That total includes cash, three-year pledges, other types of donations, and in-kind donations of labor and materials. “A lot of people have gotten behind this project,â€? Brinkley said, “and we hope to have others come on board.â€? The outside of the building is completely finished and the project is now down to inside work such as wiring, construction of ceilings, painting and flooring.


Shortly after the first of the year, some equipment such as lockers will be moved from the Bill Bates Field House to the new field house. Approximately $6,000 worth of new furniture is also in the plans. Brinkley hopes the move is complete by spring break. “We plan on an open house for everybody that’s contributed,� he said. “I believe people will be delighted and proud of what’s going on over there. This is all about helping our athletes.� Brinkley said entrance areas of the new field house will be designated to display trophies and awards and to honor teams and players who have excelled. “We have a proud heritage in Kings Mountain that we want to recognize,� he said. “There will also be a recognition board listing the names of all individuals and groups that contribute.� The 2,000 square feet interior will also include offices for the head coach and athletic director, a large office for assistant coaches, two spacious training rooms “that will be the nicest anywhere,� nice public restrooms, an area where parents and college coaches can meet with coaches, locker rooms, storage rooms, film room and a large multi-purpose room that can be used for class reunions, meetings and banquets, etc. “A lot of people are behind this,� Brinkley said. “We want everyone to become a part of us and close this project out by the end of the year.� After the new field house is occupied, Cleveland County Schools plans to renovate the Bill Bates Field House for women’s sports. Future plans by the KMTD Club is to raise funds for a new concession stand, press box and rest rooms at John Gamble Stadium.

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Kings Mountain High defeated Cherryville 47-15 in a non-conference wrestling match last week at Donald L. Parker Gymnasium. The Mountaineers trailed 18-11 early but won eight of the last nine matches, with the other ending in a double disqualification. Highlight of the match was a 9-second pin by the Mountaineers’ Marquise Camp. Other Mountaineers winning by pin were Zach Melton, Taylor Smith, Elijah Whitaker, Austin Champion, Chance Frederick, Chaz Gamble and Cameron

Beheler, Poeng win in track Josh Beheler and Brittany Poeng were winners in the triple jump for Kings Mountain in last week’s Polar Bear Indoor Track Meet at Polk County High School. Beheler’s jump was 39’1� and Poeng’s was 29’10�. Bet Saenz took second place in the long jump (13’) and the triple jump (28’9). Poeng was second in the high jump at 4’3� and Beheler was second in the long jump at 19’3�.

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KM: drops pair to ER Cavaliers in SMAC opener From Page 10A and not panic. “I try to emphasize the things that each player can control. They can’t always control turnovers, but a lot of them they can. So eliminate a few live turnovers that resulted in East scores and shoot a little better than

14 for 29 from the free throw line and we are in another tight finish.� BOYS GAME KM (49) - Tillman 18, Sanders 12, McClain 8, Johnson 4, Sherer 3, Bullock 2, Skidmore 2. ER (58) - Rodriguez 22, Boykins 20, Blanton 6,

Dawkins 6, Carson 2. GIRLS GAME KM (56) -Thompson 21, Petty 17, Crocker 8, Smith 6, Wade 4. ER (67) - Camp 30, Dewberry 14, Blanton 8, Elsin 8, Greene 4, Griffith 2, Smith 1.

BOYS: lose to Ironmen in OT, girls get lopsided 83-23 win


KM wrestlers beat Cherryville

Kings Mountain 6-7 freshman Zach Helton grabs a rebound in Friday’s game with East Rutherford at Donald L. Parker Gymnasium.

From Page 10A Solomon Hawkins was second in the high jump at 5’8� and Erica Carpenter was second in the 55 meter high hurdles (10.7).

JV Mountaineers beat E. Rutherford Kings Mountain’s JV boys basketball team rolled to its fourth straight victory Friday at home with a 59-50 win over East Rutherford. Kings Mountain built a 30-19 halftime lead. East Rutherford pulled to within three points in the fourth quarter but the Mountaineers held on to win. Omar Petty scored 16 points and Demetrius Hill 15 to lead the Mountaineers. Juwan Blanton scored 23 and Brandon Bailey 13 for the Cavaliers. KM - Petty 16, Hill 15, Mosely 7, Bolin 7, Roberts 6, Merchant 6, Wilson 2. ER - Blanton 23, Bailey 13, Burnette 6, Anderson 4, Davenport 2, Bennett 2.

line. Chad Sanders fouled out with three minutes to play. With KM on top 79-78 at the 1:39 mark, point guard Josh Sherer fouled out when he charged into a Cherryville defender on a drive through the lane. The Ironmen grabbed the lead at 80-79 on a steal and layup with 52 seconds left, and Sherrill’s free throw with 12.4 remaining made it 81-79. Sherrill missed the second free throw attempt but the Ironmen got the rebound and KM was forced to foul. Grant Henderson hit the first of two for a 82-79 lead, but missed the second and Isaiah Cole swished the net from the corner for a 3pointer that tied the game at 82-all with four seconds remaining. Cole got his hands on a long throw-in to the Cherryville end of the court, but was whistled for a foul to set up the game-winning free throw by Sherrill. Poston, son of former NC State star Kenny Poston, led five double-digit Cher-

ryville scorers with 27 points. Sanders scored 21 and Sherer 20 to lead the Mountaineers. KM freshman Josh Helton made his Parker Gym debut with 14 points, 13 rebounds and five blocked shots. Nelson McClain had 10 points, eight rebounds and four assists. Monique Petty scored the first ten points for the KM girls and finished with 31 points, 17 rebounds and six assists despite sitting a portion of the final three quarters as Coach Mike Harris gave all of his reserves extended playing time. Tiffani Thompson added 18 points and 16 rebounds as both she and Petty turned in their fourth straight double-double. The Lady Mountaineers built a 21-0 lead before Cherryville finally scored a free throw with 7:14 left in the first half. KM went on to lead 42-12 at halftime and 65-17 going into the fourth quarter. “Obviously, this was a

different game than the first three we have played,� said KM Coach Mike Harris. “We were able to play everybody for some extended minutes. It gave us a chance to try some different combinations, and it really just gave us a chance to have some fun. I like close intense games, but playing on back to back nights, sometimes it’s nice to have a game like this one.� BOYS GAME KM (82) - Sanders 21, Sherer 20, McClain 10, Helton 14, Bullock 7, Cole 6, Adams 4. CHS (83) - Davis 12, Wright 2, Henderson 11, Cunningham 15, Poston 27, Sherrill 11, Dean 4. GIRLS GAME KM (83) - Petty 31, Thompson 18, Shadaiya Roberts 9, Wade 6, Brown 6, Hutchens 5, Ellis 4, Nelson 2, Crocker 2. CHS (23) - Huffstetler 5, Kirkland 5, Ramseur 4, Whitworth 3, Blackburn 2, Banks 2, Henley 2.

KMHS: sweeps Raiders From Page 10A the lead and with good free throw shooting they held it the rest of the way. “On a night when we ended up with 24 turnovers we hit 9 of 13 free throws in the fourth quarter,� Harris

noted. Three Kings Mountain players finished with double-doubles. Alesia Wade scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Monique Petty had 14 points, 13 rebounds and four assists, and Tiffani Thomp-

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son had 12 points and 13 rebounds. “Thompson had another solid night and Wade really picked us up with her scoring,� Harris said. “I can’t tell you how proud I am of these girls. It has never been easy for us to play South Point, but to come out of here with a win feels pretty good. Petty was asked to handle the ball out front a lot tonight in the absence of Smith, and she did a good job. “We picked a bad year to change conferences. With wins over Ashbrook, Forestview and South Point I think we could have finished near the top of the Big South this year. We’ll keep working to get better but the SMAC is going to have some very good team this year.� GIRLS GAME KM (49) - Wade 15, Petty 14, Thompson 12, Ellis 3, Nelson 2, Hutchens 2, Crocker 1. SP (45) - Stewart 19, White 16, Griffin 5, Moss 3, Coker 2.

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Legals NORTH CAROLINA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE, SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION CLEVELAND COUNTY BEFORE THE CLERK 13 SP 471 IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF THE DEED OF TRUST OF CHRISTOPHER E. JOHNSON, Mortgagor, to The Schweppe Law Firm, P.A., Trustee; WESLEY L. DEATON, Substitute Trustee, BOOK 1665, PAGE 2404 BANK OF THE OZARKS, an Arkansas Banking Corporation, as successor by merger to FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF SHELBY, NORTH CAROLINA, Mortgagee. Dated March 31, 2005, recorded in Book 1445, at Page 1443 Securing the original amount of $139,000.00 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Christopher E. Johnson, described above, in the Cleveland County Public Registry; default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness thereby secured and the said Deed of Trust being by the terms thereof subject to foreclosure; and the holder of the indebtedness thereby secured having demanded a foreclosure thereof for the purpose of satisfying said indebtedness; and under and by virtue of an order entered in the within entitled and numbered action by the Clerk of Superior Court of Cleveland County, North Carolina on the 19th day of November, 2013, the undersigned Trustee will offer for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash at the Courthouse door in Shelby, North Carolina at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday the 19th day of December, 2013, the land conveyed in said Deed of Trust, the same lying and being in Cleveland County, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: BEGINNING at an existing iron pin in the West side of Bethlehem Church Road, Ervin Bolin’s Northeast corner, said iron pin being North 33-43-19 West 200.0 feet from the centerline of State Road 2235, and runs thence from the BEGINNING corner with Bolin’s line South 32-00-49 West 154.64 feet to an existing iron pin, John B. Jones’ corner; thence with Jones line South 8300 West 240.00 feet to an existing iron pin, Harry Hughes corner, thence North 1-56-30 West 526.62 feet to an existing iron pin in the line of Gary Kiser; thence

South 84-56 East 100.08 feet to an existing iron pin on the West side of Bethlehem Church Road; thence with the West side of Bethlehem Church Road, South 33-4319 East 429.32 feet to an existing iron pin, the point of BEGINNING, containing 2.683 acres, as surveyed for Christopher E. Johnson, by David C. Caldwell, RLS, on October 24, 1994. Title Reference: See Deed Recorded Book 1422 Page 1341 Cleveland County Registry. Also included herein is a right of way for ingress and egress as recorded in Book 1034, Page 40 of the Cleveland County Registry. THIS PROPERTY HAS THE ADDRESS OF: 704 BETHLEHEM CHURCH ROAD KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC 28086 This sale is made subject to all any excise or transfer taxes, all outstanding and unpaid Cleveland County and any city or town ad valorem property taxes as well as any and all other prior liens, defects and encumbrances involving said property, as well as a Clerk’s fee of $.45 per $100 on the purchase price. Notice is further hereby given that the successful bidder will be required to make a cash deposit not to exceed the greater of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid or seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00). Notice is further hereby given that the sale will be conducted pursuant to and subject to all of the provisions of Chapter 45, as amended, of the General Statutes of North Carolina. Notice is given that an order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to N.C.G.S. §45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the Clerk of Superior Court of the County in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of any such rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement to the effective date of the termination. This the 19th day of November, 2013. By: /s/ Wesley L. Deaton, Substitute Trustee P.O. Box 2459 Denver, NC 28037 (704) 489-2491 KMH3569 (12/04 &11/13)

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STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on the 5th day of November as Executrix of the Estate of Stephen Benjamin Duncan, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned Debra Spencer, Executrix on or before the 27th day of February, 2014, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate will please make immediate payment. This the 27th day of November, 2013. Debra Spencer, Executrix 805 Church Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086 KMH3567 (11/27, 12/04, 11 &18/13)

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STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on the 27th day of November as Administrator of the Estate of Jacqueline Virginia Hollifield: a/k/a: Jacqueline E. Hollifield: a/k/a: Jackie Hollifield and/or Frank Grady Hollifield, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned Dale A. Hollifield, Administrator on or before the 11th day of March, 2014, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate will please make immediate payment. This the 11th day of December, 2013. Dale A. Hollifield, Administrator Estate of: Jacqueline Virginia Hollifield: a/k/a: Jacqueline E. Hollifield: a/k/a: Jackie Hollifield and/or Frank Grady Hollifield 807 Hillside Drive, Kings Mountain, NC 28086 KMH3570 (12/11, 18, 25/13 & 01/1/14)

Legals NORTH CAROLINA IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION CLEVELAND COUNTY BEFORE THE CLERK OF COURT FILE NO.: 13 SP 213 IN THE MATTER OF THE FORECLOSURE OF THE DEED OF TRUST OF L. RAY THOMAS, and KELLY A. THOMAS, Mortgagors, to Escrow Professionals, Inc., Trustee; JEFFREY A. TAYLOR, Substitute Trustee BOOK 1655, PAGE 1513 Point Center Financial, Inc., Original Holder; SAR Groups LLC, Current Holder, Mortgagee. Dated January 2, 2006, recorded in Book 1476, at Page 91 Securing the original amount of $877,500.00 AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by L. Ray Thomas and Kelly A. Thomas, described above, in the Cleveland County Public Registry; default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness thereby secured and the said Deed of Trust being by the terms thereof subject to foreclosure; and the holder of the indebtedness thereby secured having demanded a foreclosure thereof for the purpose of satisfying said indebtedness; and under and by virtue of an order entered in the within entitled and numbered action by the Clerk of Superior Court of Cleveland County, North Carolina on the 13th day of August, 2013, the undersigned Trustee will offer for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash at the Courthouse door in Shelby, North Carolina at 12:00 p.m. on Friday the 13th day of December, 2013, the land conveyed in said Deed of Trust, the same lying and being in Cleveland County, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Located in the City of Shelby, North Carolina, in the section known as South Shelby, and being all of lot No. 24 and portion of lot No. 22 of the Consolidated Textiles Company, Inc., as shown on a plat thereof, prepared from an actual survey by G. Sam Rowe, Registered Civil Engineer, dated September 16, 1955, of record in Book of Plats Number 7 at Page 8 of the Cleveland County Registry, and being more particular described as follows: To find the place of BEGINNING, commence at the N.C.G.S. grid monument “Cline” and follow South 33 degrees 57 minutes, 31 seconds West 947.89 feet to an unmarked point; thence South 56 degrees 11 minutes 41 seconds East 70.50 feet to an unmarked point; thence South 52 degrees 09 minutes 03 seconds East 54.54 feet to an unmarked point; thence South 49 degrees 38 minutes 28 seconds East 29.01 feet to an unmarked point; thence South 53 degrees 53 minutes 38 seconds East 45.99 feet to an iron pin; thence South 20 degrees 40 minutes 38 seconds West 57.68 feet to an iron pin; thence North 60 degrees 35 minutes 05 seconds West 241.39 feet to a right-ofway monument; thence North 36 degrees 51 minutes, 35 seconds East 63.18 feet to an unmarked point; thence North 20 degrees 21 minutes, 26 seconds East 30.26 feet to the place of BEGINNING, containing .39 acres according to a survey prepared for Ray Thomas Petroleum Company, Inc. drawn by F.R. Ledford, R.L.S., dated March 10, 1993. Also conveyed herewith, to the extent the same can be conveyed by this Sale, shall be all goods, building materials,

machinery, equipment, supplies, tools, tooling, furnishings, fixtures, inventory, raw materials, work in progress and other personal property to be incorporated into any portion of the real property owned by Grantor as described above and made apart hereof (the “Property”), finished goods and materials used or consumed in Grantor’s business, signs, general intangibles, chattel paper, documents, instruments (whether negotiable or nonnegotiable), money, contract rights and accounts (unless secured or assigned to Secured Party by separate collateral instrument) and other personal property now or hereafter appropriated for use on the Property, whether stored on the Property or elsewhere, used or to be used in connection with the Property, some of which may become fixtures on the Property; and as to all of the foregoing: (a) whether now owned or hereafter at any time acquired by Grantor and wherever located; (b) all products, additions, accessions, replacements and substitutions; (c) all books and records of Grantor with respect to the same; and (d) all proceeds, including but not limited to (i) whatever is now or hereafter receivable or received by Grantor upon the sale, exchange, collection or other disposition of any such item, whether voluntary or involuntary, and whether such proceeds constitutes inventory, intangibles, equipment or intellectual property or other assets; (ii) any such items which are now or hereafter acquired by Grantor with any proceeds of collateral hereunder; and (iii) any insurance or payments under any indemnity, warranty or guaranty now or hereafter payable by reason of damage or loss or otherwise with respect to any item of collateral or any proceeds thereof. THIS PROPERTY HAS THE ADDRESS OF: 919 South Lafayette Street, Shelby NC 28152. This sale is made subject to any excise or transfer taxes, all outstanding and unpaid Cleveland County and any city or town ad valorem property taxes as well as any and all other prior liens, defects and encumbrances involving said property, as well as a Clerk’s fee of $.45 per $100 on the purchase price. Notice is further hereby given that the successful bidder will be required to make a cash deposit not to exceed the greater of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid or seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00). Notice is further hereby given that the sale will be conducted pursuant to and subject to all of the provisions of Chapter 45, as amended, of the General Statutes of North Carolina. Notice is given that an order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to N.C.G.S. §45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the Clerk of Superior Court of the County in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days' written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of any such rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement to the effective date of the termination. This the 14th day of August, 2013. By: /s/ Jeffrey A. Taylor, Substitute Trustee (704) 740-5643 KMH3568 (12/04 &11/13)

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