KM Herald 10-19-22

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Arson victim identified

Just after 9 a.m. on the morning of October 1, 2022, the Kings Mountain Police Department along with the Kings Mountain Fire Department responded to 1004 Cansler St. in reference to reports of a fire. Upon arrival there was no visible signs of a working fire however, there were significant signs that a file had occurred. Due to the unknown occupancy of the residence, fire personnel made entry to the home and discovered the body of a male victim among the fire debris. Since this discovery, detectives with the Kings Mountain Police

Department have sought to find and contacted a relative of the victim to notify them of the death before releasing the victim s name. On Monday October 11,2022 notification was confirmed.

The victim has been identified as Donald James Dougherty, a white male of Kings Mountain, date of birth February 5, 1959. Cause of death is still pending.

If you have information regarding this investigation, please contact the Kings Mountain Police Department at 704-734-0444.

Childress sworn in as new police chief

On Friday, October 14, Gerald Childress was sworn in as City of Kings Mountain’s newest Police Chief. Childress and took over KMPD on Monday, August 29. Chief Childress’ wife Marsha pinned on his badge during the ceremony as family, friends, and staff looked on.

Childress served as the Administrative Lieutenant for the Town of Spindale. Prior to that, he served as the Deputy Chief of the Town of Mooresville for two years after a lengthy career with the Mooresville Police Department.

Childress has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Psychology from Lenoir-Rhyne University and a Master of Arts in Justice Administration from Methodist University.

A statement from the City of Kings Mountain shared that Chief Childress is excited to join the Kings Mountain Police Department and the Kings Mountain community.

With over 26 years in municipal law and extensive administrative experience, he brings solid leadership to the Kings Mountain team.

Woman’s Club announces fall vendor event


Mountain Woman’s Club announced their Fall Vendor Event scheduled for Saturday, October 22 at 9 a.m. at the clubhouse at 108 W. Mountain Street in

Kings Mountain.

There are few remaining spots left for vendors. More information can be found at the club’s Facebook page. Just search for GFWC NC Kings Mountain Woman’s Club to message the club.

School Board candidates’ forum

On Tuesday, October 11 at 6 p.m. on C-19, Cleveland County Board of Education school board candidates participated in a live forum at Cleveland Community College’s studios at the Bailey Center. Andy Dedmon and Mike Philbeck moderated the forum.

Eight candidates are running for four seats during this election cycle, seven of whom participated: Danny Blanton, Aaron Bridges, Phillip Glover, Dena Greene, Ronnie Grigg, Meghan Hoppes, and Coleman Hunt. Walter Scott Spurling was unable to at-


The questions were developed by a committee representing the forum sponsors and were not available to candidates prior to the event.

Candidates were asked a variety of questions: Questions ranged from their top three priorities for Cleveland County Schools, their support of mandatory masks and remove learning, whether they supported the quarter-cent sales tax, their thoughts on the next top three priorities for CCS, whether they favor partisan elections on even number years, and what if anything should be done to improve the quality of school meals.

A hot button question regarded their position on parental rights regarding critical race theory, LGBTQ+,

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Meet the Scarecrow

brainless scarecrow is on his way to Kings Mountain in a new Wonderful Adventure to Oz.

Who is this scarecrow?

The Scarecrow was Dorothy’s first friend in Oz. Created in a cornfield in Munchkin C ounty, Dorothy stumbled across the Scarecrow as she and her dog Toto were off to the Emerald City to find the Wizard of Oz. Needless to say, she was stunned to meet a talking scarecrow. You don’t see talking scarecrows in Kansas. Regardless of how stunned she was, Dorothy and the Scarecrow became fast friends and they both decided to visit Emerald City together.

The Scarecrow thinks he doesn’t have any

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Want to meet the Scarecrow? Take a journey to Patriots Park, Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29 as the City of Kings Mountain turns the park into the merry ole Land of Oz. Walk down the Yellow Brick Road and visit with, the Scarecrow, Dorothy, and other favorite characters from the classic story, while trick or treating along the way. The Wonderful Adventure to Oz begins each night at 6:00 p.m.

For more information on the Wonderful Adventure to Oz, access the Special Events Department’s website at www.

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Chief Gerald Childress being sworn-in by Mayor Scott Neisler. Photos by Angela Padgett Chief Childress’ wife, Marsha, pins on his badge during his swearing-in ceremony on Friday. MEET THE SCARECROW as you take a journey to Patriots Park, Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29 as the City of Kings Mountain turns the park into the merry ole Land of Oz. (Photo provided) kingsmountainevents. com/adventure-to-oz.

Shirley Jane McMurry

KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – Shirley Jane McMurry, 87, of Shelby, NC, went to be with the Lord on October 11, 2022 at Peak Resources in Shelby, NC.

A native of Waco, NC, Shirley was the daughter of the late Fibra and Sarah Self Poston and was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Bill T. McMurry. She was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, John and Howard Poston and her sister, Lillie Lackey.

She graduated from Waco High School and Shelby Hospital School of Nursing as a registered nurse. She worked at Kings Mountain Hospital for 36 years where she served in the I.C.U. and C.C.U. Mrs. McMurry was an active member of First Baptist Church where she served on numerous committees and worked in the kitchen providing meals to countless people. Shirley loved traveling and often collected bells from her destinations. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend whose kindness and love will be missed dearly.

She is survived by her sons: Bill K. McMurry and wife Paulette, Gastonia, NC and Dwayne R. McMurry and wife Dawn, Kings Mountain, NC; brother: Larry Poston and wife Sara, Canton, NC; grandchildren: Scott Webb (Melissa), Brian McMurry (Shiuan), Noah McMurry (Alexis Johnson), Candice McWhirter; great grandchildren: Ellie Webb, Briggs Webb, Kennedy Webb, Kai McMurry, Meili McMurry, Matthew Madden, Jaxon Carter.

A Celebration of Life Service was held on Saturday, October 15, 2022, at 12:00 PM at First Baptist Church with Reverends Shane Doty and Jonathan Bundon officiating.

Visitation was held on Saturday, October 15, 2022, from 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM prior to the service in the Stained Glass Room of First Baptist Church.

Interment was held in Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain, NC.

Memorials may be held at First Baptist Church, Harvest Fund at 605 West Kings Street, Kings Mountain, NC 28086.

Guest register is available at:

Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services , Kings Mountain, NC is in charge of arrangements.

Joe Billy Cornwell

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC –Joe Billy Cornwell, Jr., age 72, of North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina passed away on Thursday, October 6, 2022.

Born on October 4, 1950 in Lincoln County, North Carolina he was the son of the late Joe Billy Cornwell, Sr. and Della Kay McGinnis Cornwell.

Survivors include his loving wife of 34 years, Elizabeth “Beth” Cornwell; children, Angie K. Holder (Grant), Bill Cornwell (Melissa); step-daughter, Angie Dawn Nichols (Pat); grandchildren, Kelsie Davis, Anna Holder, Garrison Nichols, Michael H. Cornwell, Jackson Nichols, Sydney Cornwell; sister, Diane Russell (Dale) and his beloved fur baby, Bella. Joe was preceded in death by his parents along with his brother, Michael C. Cornwell.

A true sports fanatic, Joe had a lifelong history with a love for the game.

A graduate of the class of 1969 Kings Mountain High School, Joe was an active and dedicated high school football player. His love for sports led him on to a career in broadcasting, coaching and officiating.

Joe was the local sports broadcaster for the Asheville TV station and he also coached little league baseball and officiated high school sporting events.

In 2012, Joe and his wife Elizabeth moved to North Myrtle Beach from Huntersville, North Carolina. After a while of coastal living, Joe became a member of the OD Shag Club. Joe also enjoyed fishing, riding his golf cart, traveling and just having a good time with his family and friends. Joe and Beth visited all 50 states in the United States, 44 of which they traveled to in their RV.

A memorial service was held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, October 15, 2022 at Lee Funeral Home and Crematory. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www. for the Cornwell. Lee Funeral Home and Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach is serving the family.

James H. Beheler

KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – James H. Beheler, 73, of Grover, NC, passed away on October 15, 2022 at Wendover Hospice in Shelby, NC. Born in Rutherford, NC, he was son of the late George Beheler and Margaret Alice “Edna” Propst Bridges and was also preceded in death by son James “Bo” Beheler, daughter Renea Thomas, step-son Tony Earl Taylor, and brother Ronald Beheler.

He was formerly employed in textiles at Spectrum Yarns in Kings Mountain NC and Armtex in Gastonia NC.

He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church and Sons of the Confederate Veterans. He enjoyed working on lawnmowers and cars. He was generous to everyone he met including buying food for the local school children.

He is survived by his son: Chris Beheler, Granite Falls, NC; daughters: Mary Brock (Jason) Kings Mountain, NC and Amber Beheler Grover, NC; brothers: Kenneth Bridges (Monica) Harrisburg, NC and Johnny Propst, Spindale, NC; sisters: Tilly Foster, Grover, NC and Jane Powell (Wayne) Bostic, NC; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren Memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 3:00 pm in the Ollie Harris Memorial Chapel at Harris Funeral Home in Kings Mountain NC with Rev. Russell Bradley officiating.

Visitation will be held immediately following the service.

Memorials may be made to: Hospice of Cleveland County 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby NC 28150.

Guest register is available at:

Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services , Kings Mountain, NC is in charge of arrangements.

Billy “Bill” Jackson Nance

Billy “Bill” Jackson Nance, 79, passed away on Monday, October 03, 2022 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Stanly County to the late Crawford and Nezzie Long Nance. He is also predeceased by one daughter, Paula Lea Nance and eight siblings.

Bill leaves behind to cherish his memories his daughter, Debra Nance Cox and husband, Thomas H. Cox, Jr. of Belmont, NC; granddaughter, Brooke Elaine Cox; wife, Mary Ann Murphy; step-children, Tony Murphy, James Murphy and Kristie Murphy Watts; step-grandchildren, Kevin Brittain, Megan Murphy, Nathan Murphy and Dalton Watts; step-great-grandchildren, Vince Oliver Brittain; brother, Bruce Clement Nance.

Bill served in the National Guard and also worked in various Accounting roles. He was a loving husband and a very loving father and grandfather. He loved taking care of his family and friends. He would give the shirt off his back to anyone in need. He loved his dogs and working outside in his yard and was never without a project that he thought needed to be done.

Services are to be planned for a future date and will be announced at that time.

Robert Morgan Funeral and Cremation Services is honored to serve the Nance Family. Memorial tributes may be made at

Peggy Wilson Patterson

Peggy Wilson Patterson, age 96, died in Greensboro, N.C. on October 11, 2022.

Peggy was a loving mother and good friend to many.

Peggy grew up in Kings Mountain, N.C., and attended business school in Asheville N.C. She married and moved to Charlotte, then Greensboro with her husband and two children.

Peggy managed the Credit Union at WBTV in Charlotte. In Greensboro she was the office Manager and bookkeeper for a business supply company. She had resided at Friends Home at Guilford since 2013.

Peggy was an active member at Westminster Presbyterian Church and volunteered in the office. She also volunteered with Meals on Wheels. She enjoyed music, reading, and was an avid bridge player for many years.

She was preceded in death by her parents Haskell and Selma Wilson, her brother Jerry Wilson, sister Betty Campbell, and husband Jack Patterson.

Peggy is survived by her son Mark Patterson, daughter Ann Starr, and sister Jackie Wright.

A memorial service and columbarium placement will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Greensboro N.C. at a date to be determined.

In memorial, please donate in her name to a charity of your choice. Forbis & Dick Funeral Service in Greensboro, NC is serving the Patterson family. Online condolences may be made at

First Wesleyan Church Concert October 23

First Wesleyan Church, located at 505 N. Piedmont Ave., Kings Mountain will hold a

concert with “Servants Voices” on Sunday, October 23 at 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome.

Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office releases Sept. stats

Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office released their September statistics.

During the month, there were 8,552 calls for service, 134 arrests, 1,238 papers served including 327 criminal, 565 civil, and 346 subpoenas.

One hundred eightyone incident reports were handled: 162 were criminal and 19 were non-criminal.

Three Hundred – four-gun permits were issued, along with 133 concealed carry permits.

Narcotics seized were 90,176.9 DU pills, Cocaine 3.2 g, Marijuana 85.8 g, Meth 349.39 g, and Heroin 7.15 g. The monthly average of inmates handled by the sheriff’s office were 244 males and 46 females.

East Gold Street Wesleyan Trunk Or Treat Oct. 29

East Gold Street Wesleyan Church will hold their Trunk or Treat on Saturday, Oct. 29, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

They will have an assortment of candies and homemade soup. Activities include hayrides, bonfire and a cake walk.

Be sure to dress in your Halloween best for a chance at special prizes. (No scary costumes please).

The church is located at 701 E. Gold St., Kings Mountain.

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From Page 1A and appropriate library materials, among other issues. Other questions included the adequacy of school safety and ways to improve, the candidates understanding of what is allowed to be discussed in closed sessions and if the candidate agrees to only discuss that which is lawful in closed

Incumbents were asked to name an accomplishment they are most proud of, and challengers where asked what one thing they would like to accomplish in the next four years. The final question was regarding the fact that Cleveland County Schools opened schools nine days prior to that allowed by the state this year. Candidates were asked is this clear violation of NC law a good example

To hear the candidates’ answers to these important questions facing Cleveland County Schools, tune into www.c19. tv and scroll to the bottom of the menu and click on the button labeled “Cleveland County Board of Education Candidates Forum.” Repeat telecasts will also air on Spectrum C19 over the following weeks leading up to election day.


OCT. 5: John Walker Young, 53, 1511 Phifer Road, driving while impaired, two counts child abuse, driving while license revoked, impaired revocation, $10,000 secured bond.

OCT.8: Ervin Duane Lawson, 39, 403 Chestnut Street, DWI, open container, expired tag. $2,000 secured bond.

OCT.9: Krystal Dawn Baisden, 312 El Bethel Road, simple possession marijuana, citation.

OCT. 10: Raven Jade Shelton, 20, Bessemer City, carrying a concealed weapon, simple possession of marijuana, possess drug paraphernalia, $5,000 secured bond.


OCT. 6: CSC Service Works, Charlotte, reported a break-in to a coin-operated machine at business on Cleveland Avenue with damage estimated at $250 and theft of $200 in coins.

OCT.8: A resident of Charles Street reported someone used a sharp object to scratch the side of his vehicle and do damage of $500.

OCT. 10: A resident of Wintergreen Court reported theft of a derringer-style .22 magnum handgun valued at $500.

OCT. 10: A resident of Spruce Street reported that her vehicle was scratched with an unknown tool.

OCT. 11: A resident of First street reported someone broke down a chain-link fence doing over $2,000 damage to the fence, damage to vehicles and thee tires.


OCT. 7: Marcus Leon Odoms, 40, Pennant Street, revoked license, improper equipment (headlamps).

OCT.7: Emma Caroline Kirk, 26, 902 Grace Street, fictitious tag.

OCT. 8: Danny Joe Bridges, 62, 808 N. Piedmont Avenue, revoked license.

OCT. 8: Ervin Duane Lawson, 39, 403 Chestnut Street, open container.

OCT. 9: Kimberly Bell Stafford, 58, 1637 Martin Road, speeding.

OCT. 9: Krystal Dawn Baisden, 38, 122 Press Sweezy Road, revoked license.

OCT. 9: Codey Leelyn Burkhart, 34, Grover, expired tag.

OCT.9: Devin Chance Gann, 21, Grover, no operator’s license.

OCT. 10: Bryson Tre Bridges, 18, Lawndale, 18, passing stopped school bus.

OCT. 11: Stephen Joshua Myers,120 Bridges Street, expired tag.


SEPT. 30: Officer Cutler cited Austin Luke Carswell, Cherryville, with failure to yield after a wreck involving the 2010 Mazda he was driving and a 2011 Toyota operated by Meghan Haithcox, 112 Dover Avenue. The accident happened on Cansler Street. At the time of the crash the weather was heavy rain. Property damage was estimated at $6,500.

OCT. 1: Officer Dee said a hit and run driver struck a 2013 Ford operated by Heather Nicole

Dodgen, Chesterfield Court, doing estimated damage of $2,500. Dodgen had stopped for the stop and go signal at the intersection of NC 216 and East Gold Street. The hit and run driver failed to reduce speed and left the scene.

OCT. 2: Officer Dee said Brice Allan Matthews, 203 N. Sims Street, operating a 2017 Jeep on US 74 Business, ran off the roadway and hit two telephone poles with estimated damages of $5,000 and $20,000 damage to his Jeep. Matthews was cited for driving while impaired and failure to report an accident.

OCT. 6: Officer Bullins charged John Walter Young, 1511 Phifer Road, with driving while license revoked for an impaired revocation after a wreck involving his 2008 Ford and a 2013 Dodge operated by Jennifer Marie Cummings, 401 Walnut Street, at US 74 Business at Kings Mountain Boulevard. At Atrium Health Cleveland Young was charged with DWI. Property damage was estimated at $4,000.

OCT. 10; Officer Butler said Celisa Bennett, 114, Raven Drive, operating a 2005 Honda, rear-ended a 2016 Toyota stopped for traffic on US 74 Business and operated by Terry Engle, Bessemer City. Property damage was estimated at $2,200.

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Pieces of Kings Mountain History

Family is important. That is a lesson I learned at an early age from my parents. For readers who don’t know, I am the fourth of five children of Orous and Alma Husky. Our parents were strict regarding our behavior towards each other, and with few exceptions, we were held accountable to, and for, each other.

Looking back, I think we got along in life okay because we were so competitive. We still are. I noticed it mostly with my twin brother, because we were in the same grade in school and took many of the same courses. My brothers and I competed in sports, too. We were all good in football, basketball, and baseball, especially when playing in the dirt lot behind Tim Leech’s house.

I find it difficult to understand when my adult friends share that they have siblings with whom they don’t get along. I talk with my sisters several times a day. Sometimes

more. I talk to my brothers, too. But the boys are less chatty.

Last year mom died of complications due to COVID. It was a dark time for our family. Dad passed away 29 years before that, so losing mom was particularly tough. With each other’s support, we kids got through it. I think mom and dad would have been proud of us for watching out for each other.

Mom’s year anniversary came last September. So, my sisters and I decided it was time to get the girls together for some fun and relaxation. And last week Becky and I flew to see Rachel in Indiana.

It had been years since we went to visit her, because she always made the trip to Kings Mountain to spend time with mom. Rachel and her husband Frank have a lovely home with a view overlooking wetlands and the river.

Black squirrels jump from branch to branch and often visit the deck in search of birdseed. Birds fill the trees, and their songs can be heard everywhere. It was wonderful.

We did the normal stuff family does when spending time together, we talk, sit by the fire pit, go out to dinner, eat wonderful meals at home, and shop, shop, shop. We even played pool.

Our dad considered himself a pool shark; he could do trick shots and was quite good. So, he taught us to play. The boys. The girls. We all learned how to play.

One night Frank suggested we play pool… and the game was on! Frank chose Becky as his partner, so Rachel and I paired up. It was a tough game. Methodically, one-by-one, all the balls dropped. We were evenly matched and managed to get down to the final shot, the eight-ball.

The final shot came down to me, and Frank had left me with nothing. Zip. Thanks, Frank! None of the angles were good and I missed the opportunity.

Next, Becky took her turn and cleared the table. I wasn’t upset, she earned it, and that night Becky and Frank were better pool players than Rachel and me.

But what happened next will be passed down in family lore. After the eight-ball dropped, Becky danced around the basement celebrating and we all had a wonderful time. As a condition of the bet, I also had to include the story of “Frank and Becky’s Momentous Victory” in my column.

So, Becky and Frank, this article is for you. You won and I am happy and proud for you both!

After the game was over, Rachel looked at

me, smiled, and said, “Today, I think we all won!” Indeed, Rachel, we did. On that night, mom and dad were also with us laughing and cheering us on. And, knowing dad, he was also dancing with Becky during her victory lap around the room. I can see it in my mind’s eye.

Not only were we doing what our parents wanted for us, but we were also spending time together and making memories. Next time, we

will invite our brothers to join us. I feel sure they will appreciate the opportunity for bragging rights, even if they can’t get a word in edgewise.

Family is important. It is also vital. We children have our mom and dad to thank for teaching us the importance of family in our lives. I can only hope it is a lesson we can enjoy for years to come, because I bought a trophy to engrave with the winner’s names. And it’s a big one!

Looking Back Rising prices – one thing you can do

Reports are pointing to an 8.9 percent raise for Social Security recipients. While it won’t feel like enough, it may buy you a sack of groceries or a tank of gasoline. This is a big ‘maybe’ on the gasoline as California reports prices of over $8 per gallon.

Some of our government leadership is crying because Saudi Arabia is cutting their oil production by 2 million barrels a day. This means less oil for everyone in the grand oil supply pool. I don’t understand why anyone in our government would want to do business with the Saudis.

Buying oil from Saudi Arabia, Venezuela or any foreign entity is crazy. Why don’t we use our own oil? I’m all for green energy but we aren’t quite there yet. Make electric cars and drive them. Utilize solar energy and anything else that we can to help preserve this planet and its resources. Regardless, our country still

needs oil. As long as we need oil, it would be wiser and much more cost-effective to use our own oil. Put Americans back to work drilling our oil and selling it to foreign countries.

Our government has been draining our own oil reserve to try to keep the price of gasoline down. This doesn’t seem to be working very well. Plus, it puts our country at risk. When China and Russia decide to attack us, we need to be able to put fuel in our jets and ships. That would not be a good time to have to go back to Saudi Arabia and beg for oil.

We should utilize a full arsenal of energy from electric cars and a grid to supply the power. Utilize our oil, wind, natural gas and coal. Once our country can do everything without oil or coal, then we can move on from those resources. Being dependent on getting them from foreign nations doesn’t make sense, especially when we have the resources.

A loaf of bread will eventually cost Americans their 8.9 percent Social Security increase. Ukraine has been one of the world’s leading

providers of wheat. Having Russia in control of Ukraine, a major source of the bread supply, along with their major supply of natural gas is bad news for the world.

The Crimea bridge that was recently bombed between Russia and Ukraine should have been bombed on Day One by the Ukrainians. Ukraine must do whatever it takes to thwart Russia’s ongoing destruction of their country. The news has been filled with fear that Russia will go nuclear in their efforts. When the nations start hurling nuclear bombs you won’t need to worry about gas, groceries and cost of living adjustments because this planet can only take so much.

Keep in mind there is still something you can do to make a difference –vote. Clear your calendar for voting. If you don’t vote then don’t complain about our government, inflation, rising interest rates, gasoline prices and more. I know it doesn’t feel like your one vote matters, but it truly counts. The only way you can bring about change is to clear your schedule, take the time, and vote.

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MCGILL REUNION - Pictured are the families of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy McGill, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer McGill, Mr. and Mrs. John L. McGill, Mrs. Elizabeth M. Gamble, Dr. and Mrs. John C. McGill, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Pursley, and Mr. and Mrs. Claude Ham bright as they gathered for the 79th year reunion on Aug. 17, 1975, at Smyrna ARP Church in Smyrna. S. C. Mrs. Elizabeth McGill Gamble of Kings Mountain was then president of the Clan. Glenn Mollette Guest Editorial Scene of the first McGill reunion. Pictured are members of the first McGill Family Clan at the First McGill family reunion on September 2, 1896. The Clan met at Smyrna, SC ARP Church. Mrs. John E. Gamble supplied the picture for the Herald which ran August 28, 1975. Photos Herald Archives

Registration now open for

Christmas Parade

It is time to register for the Kings Mountain Christmas Parade, scheduled for December 3, at 3:00 pm in downtown Kings Mountain. Want to participate? Participants may register online by accessing the “Kings

more information, or assistance with registration, please contact Angela Padgett, Special Events Coordinator at 704-730-2101 or via email at specialevents@cityofkm. com.

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ARC Ministries plants new church in KM

Bishop Robert Merriwether Sr. is the Lead Pastor for ARC Enterprises which includes two campuses (Central - Charlotte, West - Kings Mountain, and ARCi - Capetown South Africa). Though the ministry is new to the city, Bishop Merriwether’s wife, Lady Shania Merriwether, was born, raised, and graduated from the local school system. She was Student Body president and served on various sports and recreational activities at KM High school.

The couple decided to plant a church in Kings

Mountain after establishing a strong church in Bishop Merriwether’s hometown of Charlotte, where they are currently under construction of their 7 acre

property. They are currently looking for land and a building to purchase here.

In the meantime, ARC Ministries currently has Bible Study on Wednesday

nights at the Holiday Inn and both campuses worship together at Central on Sundays for now until locating a permanent location.

The group has been busy in the community already and have established several key community partnerships in town with Food Lion, Starbucks, Papa Johns, Pizza Hut, Subway, and more. All have graciously assisted in supporting the new church via both monetary and product donations.

For more information contact ARC Ministries at (704) 277-8443, or visit

Fall comes to downtown KM

Several women worked hard last week to being Fall to downtown Kings Mountain. On Wednesday, Jewel Reavis, Lynn Eskridge, MaryWade Smith, and Shirley Brutko painted the windows at the Johnson Building downtown. But it didn’t stop there. On Friday, Starr Dowell, Lynn Eskridge, MaryWade Smith, and Shirley Brutko painted the windows of Johnny Harris’s building. Fall is certainly in the air and the hard work of these women certainly brought the fall colors to Battleground Avenue for all to

Chamber Economic Summit October 28



pacts, including the health of the housing market, labor shortage data, and college economic impacts.

Speakers include Kristin Reese, Cleveland County Economic Development Partnership; Emily Eply,

Cleveland County Tourism; Jason Hurst, Cleveland Community College; Tracey Gaugauhn, Two Kings Casino; Human Resources Expert Emily Endert; Karen Davison, Charlotte Region Alliance; and Keynote Speaker Jeff Terrell, VP, Truist. A breakout session will feature discussions on the housing market and labor shortage.

In addition to the summit, networking opportunities will be available. The summit features a new business expo, the Member Marketplace. Admission is $125. Admission with a Marketplace table is $150. Non-member admission is $150.

This event, catered by Taste of The Town, includes a continental breakfast, lunch, afternoon refreshment, and a reception. For more information, contact Cleveland County Chamber at (704) 487-8521.

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the KM
Bishop Robert Merriwether Sr. and wife, Lady Shania Merriwether plants a new church in Kings Mountain. Photo provided Cleveland
County Chamber announced an Economic Summit scheduled for Friday, October 28 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the LeGrand
Center at 1800 E Marion Street in Shelby.
key local and regional experts who will share their outlook on financial and economic trends. Experts will update attendees on local major economic im-
The window of Gregg Johnson’s building is filled with corn, pumpkins, sunflowers, hay, and a scarecrow. A crow watches over the pumpkins Trees and crows from the inside of Johnny Harris’ building on Battleground. Photos by Shirley Brutko L-R: Jewel Reavis, MaryWade Smith, Shirley Brutko and Lynn Eskridge. Fall pumpkins. A scarecrow watches over Battleground Avenue. L-R: MaryWade Smith, Shirley Brutko, Lynn Eskridge and Starr Dowell. Photo by Starr Dowell

Stuck in the snow

Oh how lovely are the white flakes that fall from the sky, and cover the earth during the winter season. As a little girl, I not only enjoyed watching the snow, but sledding down hills, making snowmen, and eating snow cream! However, my cheerful views changed about the cold wintery season when I grew up, started driving, and experienced getting stuck in several inches of

snow. Frustration sets in pretty quickly when you try to drive off, but can’t go anywhere because your wheels are lodged in stubborn blocks of snow. Similarly, you can be driving down the road of life, and suddenly a major difficulty occurs that hinders you from moving forward, and you find yourself not knowing what to do. It could be an unexpected illness, a pain-

ful loss, a challenging relationship, or a traumatic event. No matter what it is, I have good news! You can get unstuck and continue to progress instead of regress in your life! Psalm 40:1-3 (NLT) says, “I waited patiently for the Lord to help me, and he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and the mire. He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along. He has given me a new song to sing, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see what he has done and be amazed. They will put their

trust in the Lord.”

A Couple of Tips to Get Unstuck

“Get others to help you push.” Don’t let fear or pride hinder you from asking for help or receiving support from others. On many occasions, God answers your prayers by sending other people to encourage, serve, pray, give wise counsel, etc. Hebrews 10:24-25, (NLT) says, “And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.”

“Add traction under

your tires.” The most powerful tools to melt the junk that is holding you captive in your soul (or any other area of your life), are meditating, embracing, and obeying scripture, while you are surrendering to the Holy Spirit. This will help you get the strength you need to break free from every heavy burden or bondage Jeremiah 23:29 (NIV) says, “Is not my word like fire,”declares the LORD, “and like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces?”


“Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done wonderful things. I have much to be thankful for. I like to count my blessings, because it makes me realize that you are good to

me. Even the difficult challenges I face don’t compare to your grace, mercy, and power to bring me out. Father, I will keep praying and believing in your word. You are my Healer, Deliverer and Savior. You are still hearing and answering prayers. Help me Lord - I ask you to deliver me from everything that is trying to keep me from my destiny in you. Lord, I desire to move forward in your love, joy, peace, strength, and perfect will for my life. In Jesus’ name I pray - Amen.”

Danyale Patterson would love to hear from you! Contact her at www. to share a testimony, send a prayer request, or book her to speak.

Kings Mountain Area Church Directory

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

Kings Mountain Baptist Church 101 W. Mountain St. • Kings Mountain, NC

Long Creek Presbyterian Church 701 Long Creek Road 704-629-4406

Love Valley Baptist Church 2032 Bethlehem Road 704-730-0075

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

Midview Baptist Church 703 Margrace Road 704-739-6711

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

Mountain View Agape Church 506 Sparrow Springs Road 704-739-0160

Mt. Olive Baptist Church Compact School Road 704-739-4516

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

New Beginnings Church of Jesus Christ 541 Crocker Road 704-730-9507

New Bynum Chapel AME Zion Church N. Cansler Street 704-739-2606

New Camp Creek Baptist Church 863 New Camp Creek Ch. Road 704-487-7128

New Life Family Worship Center 428 Oak Grove Road 704-739-9371

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

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

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

Pathway Baptist Church 3100 Parkdale Circle 704-734-0852

Patterson Grove Baptist Church 301 Oak Grove Road 704-739-5826

Penley’s Chapel Church 1805 N Piedmont Ave 704-524-4139

Peoples Baptist Church 1010 Groves Street 704-739-0398

Proclaiming the Word Ministries 7011 Cleveland Avenue

Progressive Church of Our Lord 1001 Cleveland Avenue 704-734-1070

Resurrection Lutheran Church 600 Crescent Circle 704-739-5580

Royal Praise Ministries 2055 Shelby Rd.

Saint Matthew’s Lutheran Church 201 N. Piedmont Avenue 704-739-7466

Second Baptist Church 120 Linwood Road 704-739-4216

Shady Grove Baptist Church 339 Shady Grove Road 704-739-8920

Unity AME Zion Church 948 Unity Church Road 704-228-0328

Vestibule AME Zion Church 2175 Vestibule Church Road 704-739-7961

Westover Baptist Church 114 Westover Drive

Advent Lutheran Church, NALC Member 230 Oak Grove Rd. 704-750-0171

Anew Beginning Baptist Church 415 Dixon School Rd. 704-473-1372

Ardent Life Church 420 Branch Street 704-739-7700

Arise Church 830 E. King St.

Bethlehem Baptist Church 1017 Bethlehem Road 704-739-7487

Boyce Memorial ARP Church Edgemont Drive 704-739-4917

Calvary Way Holiness Church 1017 Second Street

Pastor Clifton Morgan Carson Memorial Baptist Church 262 Sparrow Springs Road 704-739-2247

Central United Methodist Church 113 S. Piedmont Avenue 704-739-2471

Cherokee St. Baptist Church 421 S. Cherokee Street 704-739-7697

Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church 618 Chestnut Ridge Road 704-739-4015

Christian Freedom Southern Baptist Church 246 Range Road 704-739-4152

Christ The King Catholic Church 714 Stone Street 704-487-7697

Concord United Methodist Church 2404 Tryon Courthouse Rd. Bessemer City, NC 704-629-3571

Cornerstone Church Of God 202 Margrace Road 704-739-3773

Cornerstone Independent Baptist 107 Range Road 704-737-0477




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to him and praise his name.


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KMHS Class of 1969 reunion

Kings Mountain Senior High School’s first class to complete all four years at the Phifer Road campus celebrated their 53rd graduation anniversary at Patrick Senior Center on September 17. Theirs was the first class in the history of KMHS to exceed 200 students, with 234 members in the graduating class.

Members of the class who attended the reunion were Darrell Alexander, Kathy Atkinson Allred, Camille Leonard Bagwell, Mike Boheler, Joe Bumgardner, Linda Childers, Kelly Curry, Richard Etheridge, Mickey Floyd, Ted Ford, Harry Fortenberry, Lona Horton Freeman, Barbara Hord Fulton, Corky Fulton, Vickie Turner Gibson, Mabel Odom Good, Norma Lail Hester, Mark Hughes, Doug Lawing, Nannette Leonhart, Ruby Jones McKinney, Ava Spearman

Mauney, Cecelia Morrison Meade, Ronnie Miller, Paulette Bridges Morgan, Patricia Collins Queen, Joan Shear Wilson, Jean Shear Reid, Barry Rikard, Judi Blackburn Sanders, Teresa Bell Scism, Steve Sipe, Jim Sotelo, Linda Simmons Tino, Jim Ware, Carolyn Long Webb, Diane Whetstine, Connie Hollifield Williams, Roy Kale, and Gloria Oliver Roper.

Richard Etheridge traveled from Dallas, Texas to attend. As best as the class can confirm, 49 members have passed.

According to class member Mark Hughes, the class had 24 members who served in the armed forces.

One student, Ross Springer attended the U.S. Naval Academy. Michael Grant served in the Army during Vietnam and was killed in action.

The courtyard fountain was the class gift to the high school.

2022 Distinguished Women’s Banquet Nov. 3

The Cleveland County Commission for Women is hosting the 2022 Distinguished Women’s Banquet on November 3, at 6:30 p.m. at LeGrand Center. This is the thirtieth Distinguished Women’s Banquet. Over 100 women have been honored with this prestigious award since its inception in 1992.

The three honorees are:

• Amy Ledford Allen

• Julia Clark-Smith

• Annie C. Thombs Tickets are $45 and can be purchased at the Cleveland County Arts Council

in Shelby. Final day for ticket sales will be Monday, Oct 31st. No tickets will be sold at the door.

Or you can purchase tickets online at www.eventbrite. com/e/2022-cleveland-county-distinguished-women-banquet-tickets-432678863127

“We want everyone to enjoy their food and watch the program which honors these three Distinguished Women” said Valerie Boyd & Tanzy Wallace, Chair &Co-Chair of the 2022 Banquet.

Mauney Memorial Library news

Mauney Memorial Library has a busy November planned and is sharing the calendar early so as many people as possible can register and participate. The first week of November has several special activities the community can enjoy.

• Mauney Memorial Library Food Drive One item for $1.00 of fines. (Please only bring in-date items).November 1 through December 20. See Website for more details.

• Growing Microgreens at Home (Adult) (Registration Required). Wednesday, November 2, 2-4 p.m., Library Community Room. Learn how to grow nutritious and tasty microgreens in your home. Easy to grow.

• Technology Assistance - Make an appointment 704739-2371

• Zoom Storytime with Miss Anne (preschoolers). Tuesdays 10:30-11 a.m. Register: www.mauneylibrary. org event calendar. Event URL will be sent via registration email. Follow along with stories and songs from the comfort of your home.

• Library Storytime in Person (preschoolers). Thursdays 10:30-11:30 a.m. Mauney

Library Community Room. Come to the library to enjoy a story, music, and a take home craft with Miss. Anne.

• Learn Grow Play (preschoolers). Play in centers, then enjoy a story, music, and a take home craft with Miss. Anne. Fridays 10:30-11:30 a.m. Mauney Library Community Room

• Turkey Trail (All Day Family Event) (See Mauney Calendar for more details). November 7 - 10. Come walk the Turkey Trail inside Mauney Library.

• November 8 Mid-Term Election. Place: Mauney Library Community Room. For voters in the Kings Mountain South District. Time: 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

• Cricut Class: Frosted Autumn Light Jars (Adults) (Registration Required). Wednesday, November 9, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. Library Community Room

• Chapter Book Club: (Ages 10 - 14) (See Mauney Library Calendar for more details). Thursday, November 10, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., Library

Community Room. Discuss the book of the month. Refreshments served.

• Veteran’s Day Observance - Library Closed November 11 and 12

• Holiday Wreath Class (Adult) (Registration Required). Monday, November 14, 10 - 11:30 a.m. Library Community Room

• Book Club (Adult) (See Mauney Library Calendar for more details. Monday, November 14, 6 – 7 p.m., Library Community Room

Discuss the book of the month.

• Cooking with Instant Pots and Multicookers (Adult) (Registration Required). Tuesday, November 15, 2 – 4 p.m., Library Community Room. Learn how to make amazing meals quickly using multiple cookers. Presented by Nancy Abasiekong, Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences, NC Cooperative Extension, Cleveland County Center.

• Lego Club (ages 6-12Thursday, November 17, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Third Thursday of every month, Library Community Room. Free build and participate in group projects, snacks provided.

• African American Genealogy: Finding your family, Preserving Your Story

(Adults) (Registration Required). Friday, November 18, 2 – 3 p.m., Library Community Room. With more than 10 years’ experience, Dominique Bess will inspire you to begin to discover and preserve your family tree.

• STEM Toy Saturdays (ages 6-12). Saturday, November 19, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Harris Children’s Wing. Enjoy a rotating selection of fun STEM (Science, Technology, Electronics, and Mathematics) Toys.

• Jewelry Making: (Adults) (Registration Required) - Monday, November 21, 3 - 4 p.m., Library Community Room

• Zoom Bedtime Storytime - Join event by typing in URL: https://zoom. us/j/96659968320, Tuesday, November 22, 7:30 – 8 p.m. Fourth Tuesday of every month

• Thanksgiving Day Observance - Library Closed November 24, 25, and 26

Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Mauney Memorial Library is located at 100 S. Piedmont Avenue, Kings Mountain, NC 28086. For the latest in library news and events, visit

Seeds in Season returns October 29

Seeds in Season, a fundraising event by Uptown Shelby, is scheduled for Saturday, October 29, at 5 p.m. The event celebrates local food, farmers, and chefs with you this autumn!

The event returns to the beloved long table format, set under the twinkling lights of the Bobby Bell Pavilion. Enjoy a plated meal that incorporates local ingredients prepared by local chefs for an incredible, one-of-a-kind experience.

The menu includes Passed Bites of Barbecued Carolina Oyster, Sour Corn Hoe Cakes/Candied Jalapeño/Clabber, Crazy Chinese Girl Satays, and Pimento Cheese Nabs followed by a four-course menu.

Course One includes a "Casar" Salad with Little Gem lettuce, roots, roasted squash, cured egg yolk, and black garlic vinaigrette. Course Two includes a Sweet Potato Story with sweet potato dumplings, leaves, and sorghum-sage butter. Course Three is Carolina White Shrimp with sweet chili glaze, mushroom, and winter radish. A(vegetarian option substitutes delicata squash for shrimp. Course Four includes Apple Charlotte with white chocolate and pecans.

Jamie Swofford, of Old North Farm / The Chef's Farmer, curated the menu

for this special event. Reserve your seats at a special early bird rate until Oct 7. All proceeds go to the Uptown Shelby Association


Melba Smith

1 (8 oz.) box spaghetti cooked, drained, and broken into small pieces

2 tomatoes, diced 2 green peppers, diced

2 onions, died

1 large cucumber, diced

1 c. Parmesan cheese

1 Tbsp. poppy seed

1 (8 oz.) bottle

Viva Italian dressing Mix and refrigerate overnight.


Bernice Posey


1 ½ lb. ground beef

1 can tomatoes, drained, save some juice

½ x. onion

½ c. green pepper

1 can kidney beans, drained

2 tsp. chili powder

1 Tbsp. Worcester sauce Salt to taste


to help support their work in the community.

Uptown Shelby needs volunteers to make this event a success! Another

way to show your support is by signing up for a volunteer shift. For more information, call (704) 484-3100.

1 ¼ C. Self-rising cornmeal

1 egg ¾ cup milk Bell pepper, cut fine FILLING.

Combine tomato juice and enough flour to make a paste. Mix with filling ingredients.


Mix cornmeal, egg, milk, and bell pepper. Bake at 350 degrees until brown.


Bernice Posey

4 chicken breasts

1 can cream of mushroom soup

½ can canned milk

1 box Stove Top dressing

Boil chicken until done, then take off bone and chop. Add soup and milk. Put in casserole dish; add dressing on top after following directions from box. Bake in 350 degrees oven for 30 minutes.


(ED. Note: The recipes in today’s Cooking Corner are from “Country Cookbook,” a cookbook by Firestone Wesleyan Church of Gastonia.)

CAKE Cora Lee Short

1 can pineapple ½ cup orange juice

½ raisins ½ cup margarine 2 eggs, beaten 2 cups flour 1 tsp. baking powder

2 TBS. Sweet N Low sweeteners

1 tsp. vanilla Mix and bake at 325 degrees about an hour or until brown in a tube pan.


Vergie Milstead

½ gallon vanilla or chocolate ice cream

1 large carton Cool Whip 40 chocolate Oreo cookies

Crush cookie until very fine. Let ice cream soften. Mix all ingredients together, stirring well. Pour into large oblong Pyrex dish. Freeze until hard.

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KMHS Class of 1969 enjoyed their 53rd graduation reunion on September 17, at the Patrick Senior Center. Photo provided

Cleveland County pastor receives Lifetime Achievement Award from President Biden

Kings Mountain’s Dr. Robert W. Eng, III honored for all of his many contributions; volunteer work by President Biden by MICHAEL E. POWELL Special to the Herald

A Kings Mountain pastor has received a very prestigious award from none other than the President of the United States of America, Joe Biden.

On Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022, Dr. Robert W. Eng, III was presented the award at his church, New Life Family Worship Center, which is located at 428 Oak Grove Rd., Kings Mountain, N.C. The award was presented to Dr. Eng by Dr. Kenneth Curry, who has himself in the past been the recipient of this same award. In addition to Dr. Curry, also on stage with Dr. Robert and First Lady Susan Eng, was Dr. Moses Nueman, Bishop to the continent of Africa and President of World Care Ministry International.

As stated on the letter from the White House to Dr. Eng, the award was presented to him “…in recognition of your 6,500 hours of service to this great Nation.” It is further noted in the letter that, by his sharing of his time and passion, Dr. Eng was “…

helping discover and deliver solutions to the challenges we face – solutions that we need now more than ever…Through your service, you are providing all three.”

The letter, signed by President Joe Biden, concludes with the following statement: “On behalf of the American people, I extend my heartfelt appreciation to you for your volunteer leadership, and I encourage you to answer the call to serve. The country is counting on you.”

Dr. Eng, 66, is a 1974 graduate of Kings Mountain High School. He played a number of sports

while there, lettered in them, and sang in the school choir. After graduation he joined the U.S. Army, moving through the ranks and various military training programs, including Ranger School and Special Forces training, becoming a drill sergeant in 1979. He was honorably discharged in 1989; came home and married the love of his life and help-meet in church work and ministry, Susan A. Eng on Feb. 20, 1982. Mrs. Eng is a registered nurse and co-pastor’s their church, New Life Family Worship Center of Kings Mountain, with her husband. Their daughter, Heather Sherrill, is the

Dr. Eng graduated from Cleveland Community College with two AAS degrees in 1983, received his BA/Religious Arts in Biblical Studies in 1995; a Masters/Religious Arts in Christian Psychology in 1996; and three doctoral degrees over the course of three years (1997-2000).

day, Sept. 25, 2022 presentation to Dr. Robert W. Eng, III, senior pastor of New Life Family Worship Center, in Kings Mountain. Dr. Eng and Dr. Moses Nueman hold Dr. Eng’s letter and award from President Joe Biden.

is the recipient of numerous other awards and honors from former President George Bush (1992) to a Paul Harris Fellow (2000), all leading up to this most recent honor from President Biden. He is a life-long practitioner and teacher of martial arts and has founded a school for such.

He has been the min-

church since 1998 and has helped in the planting of churches across the state, the nation, and in Africa. Dr. Eng is a prolific author who has written 12 books.

He is generous when it comes to giving of his time as is evidenced by the 50,000 hours of volunteer, non-paid service he has given to his own and var-

More pumpkins for the ARP pumpkin patch

pumpkin recipe you desire.

Mig Welder w/Millermatic Wire Feed, Metal Work Table w/ Columbian Vise, Industrial Shelving, Rolling Metal Tables, Delta Metal Saw, Enco Milling & Drilling Machine, Red Arrow Hydraulic Press, Millermatic Wire Feeder, Walker Turner #2 Morse Taper Drill Press, Lazy6 Boy Deluxe Chipper, Vacuum, Augers Punch, Pneumatic Punch, Rockwell Grinder & Stand, Manual Whitney Metal Tool Fixture, Shear, Loading Docks, Clemco Sand Blaster w/ Remote Control, 7 1/2 Tons Sand Blasting Sand, PRIME EQUIP. Concrete Saw, Shop Lift, CD Washing Station (Part is SS), Burning Machine (Oxygen & Acetylene), Dipmold Stamper Hydraulic Press Complete w/Die Set, Ageo Hydraulic Press, Singer Industrial Sewing Machine, Industrial Milling Machines, Industrial Abrasive 20” Saw w/Pneumatic Feed & Lock Down, Pattern Burning Machine, Arco Suger Mige Spool Fed Welder, Mig Welder 1” Thick Hobart w/Wire Feeder, Horz Carolina Equip. Co. Metal Cutting Saw Model HD10, Abarbogaa

Boyce Memorial ARP Church received a second load of pumpkins on October 17, because the pumpkin they had sold like hotcakes. Volunteers from the KMHS Beta Club helped unload the pumpkins. Highway Patrol Officer Howell also stopped by to check out the unloading.

Fall is the time for pumpkins: pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin cinnamon rolls, pumpkin spice cream horns, pumpkin French toast casserole, and any other

The key ingredient is, of course, pumpkins. Luckily, Boyce Memorial ARP Church has plenty of pumpkins and those recipes won’t cook themselves.

The patch is located beside the Boyce Memorial ARP Church at 111 Edgemont Dr, Kings Mountain, just across the street from Atrium Kings Mountain, and will be open Monday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. for the sale of pumpkins though Halloween.


Page 8A The Kings Mountain Herald | Wednesday, October 19, 2022 Sale Conducted By: Elliott/Dixon Auctions LLC. 1512 Burke Road • Shelby, NC 28152 704-472-5000 NCAL#3806 6.75% SALES TAX NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENTS Go to auction (7760) to view listing and see pictures. SAT., OCT. 22 ND, 9:00 AM 3000 MARGRACE RD., KINGS MOUNTAIN PARTIAL LISTING: TRUCKS, VEHICLE, MOTORHOME, CRANES: 92 Lincoln Towncar (73,000 Miles), 75 Ford 750 Custom Cab (29000 Miles), 70 Chevrolet C/50 (over 400,000 Miles), 83 Mercedes 1116 Diesel Box Truck (118,000 Miles), 72 GM Motorhome, Badger Crane w/ Perkins Diesel, (2) Austin Western Cranes. FARM EQUIP. & LAWNMOWERS: 8 N Ford Tractor, GE I-5 Front Cut 3 Blade Electric Mower, Push Mowers, JD 14 HP 245 w/Deck, JD Leaf Vacuum Trailer, Roof Mower, Bush Hog 52”, Roto Tiller, Disc Harrow, Cultivators, Cutipacker. INDUSTRIAL EQUIP: Ageo Press Hydraulische, Braco Father Punch, Lauffers Stamper Embossing Press, (2) Dahly 4 Post Die Set, Shop Smith Multi Tool, Airco
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Children’s Pastor at the church. The exterior of New Life Family Worship Center, in Kings Mountain. On stage at their church and receiving the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022 are (left to right): Mrs. Susan Eng, First Lady, New Life Family Worship Center; Dr. Robert W. Eng, III (with his award and Presidential letter); and Dr. Kenneth Curry, Executor and Presenter of the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award. (photos provided) KMHS Beta Club members unload the truck using the pumpkin pass. Photos by Susan Goforth After unloading, these two young men haul and unload the pumpkins in the patch. These young ladies of the Beta Club patiently wait as the pumpkins are unloaded. Gracie Morgan invited State Highway Patrolman Howell to help unload the pumpkins.

KM volleyball clinches Big South 3A championship

Kings Mountain High’s women’s volleyball team clinched the Big South 3A Conference championship last week with victories over Stuart Cramer and South Point.

While the Lady Mountaineers were winning Thursday against Cramer,

the second place Crest Lady Chargers fell to the Forestview Lady Jaguars and that left Kings Mountain with a two-game lead with just one game remaining. Kings Mountain was scheduled to host the Lady Chargers in the regular season finale Tuesday and

then will await pairings for the state 3A championship. First round action begins on Saturday, October 22 and the Lady Mountaineers will be at home. Other rounds are October 25, October 27, October 29, Western Regional championship November 1 and

State 3A championship November 5.

Lady Mountaineer Coach Heather Pasour continued to get solid play from all of her ladies last week with a 3-0 sweep over South Point Tuesday before the clinching victory over Stuart Cramer.

Against the Lady Red Raiders, KM won 25-9, 25-7, 25-17 with all players turning in outstanding performances.

Camden Pasour dished out 24 assists to go with 11 service points, two kills and two digs.

Meile Songaila pro-

vided 15 kills, six service points, a block and seven digs.

Myracle Davis was a killer along the nets with 16 kills and a block.

Caroline Barber provided 15 service points and eight digs.

KM blows past the Stuart Cramer Purple Storm, dangerous Green Wave rolls into KMHS Friday

After a slow start, Kings Mountain’s Mountaineers blew past the Stuart Cramer Purple Storm 63-24 Friday night in Cramerton.

The win improved the Mountaineers’ record to 5-0 in the Big South and 8-0 overall heading into their final regular season home game Friday against the Ashbrook Green Wave. Cramer fell to 2-3 in the Big South and 3-5 overall.

The Mountaineers never trailed but the Storm answered KM’s opening touchdown drive to tie the game. Kings Mountain went on to lead 28-17 at the half and then broke it open over the final two quarters.

“That was a good win,” said KM head coach Greg Lloyd. “We played okay but it was not one of our best efforts. We left a lot of points on the field in the first half but we played a lot better in the second half.

“Stuart Cramer had a good game plan,” he added. “They were spreading us out with five wide and they played a 2-3 stack on defense. We adjusted well and played much better in the second half. We were happy to win and stay undefeated.”

With the Mountaineers playing without the services of one of their top running backs, Robert Kendrick, and Caleb Holland playing sparingly with an injury Teddy Jeffries took care of business with 163 yards rushing and five touchdowns. One of their best lineman, Eli Lipscomb, also sat out. “All three should be good to go this week,” Lloyd said.

The Mountaineers had one of their best nights passing as six different receivers chalked up 302 yards on 18 catches from quarterbacks Lamont Littlejohn and TJ Armstrong. Bryson Brown led the way with three catches for 92 yards and Zay Smith had six for 71. Ja’Qualyn Sanders had three for 61, Xzorion Lenair two for 36, Jake Lloyd three for 28 and Jeffries one for 14.

Brown took the opening kickoff eight yards to the KM 35 set up KM’s first TD drive. Two passes from Littlejohn to Zay Smith for 12 yards and Brown for nine put the Mountaineers in Storm territory at the 44. From there it took just four runs from Jeffries – the fourth for 28 yards – to get the scoring underway. Jaden Ellis’s PAT made it 7-0 with just two minutes gone off the clock.

Cramer showed some spunk, though, as Kamari Houze returned the ensuing kickoff to the KM 42. Behind the running and passing of senior quarterback Justin Rocquemore, the Storm knotted the score at 7-all on a 24 yard pass over the middle to Isaiah Johnson and Drew Crotts’ PAT.

It took the Mountaineers just four plays

from scrimmage to go up 14-7 on a 27-yard pass from Littlejohn to Smith, and another Ellis PAT. A 16-yard run by Holland and a 17-yard Jake Lloyd reception set it up.

That score stood for the remainder of the quarter but Cramer was threatening again early in the second quarter when KM was flagged for a 15-yard pass interference call resulting in a first down at the KM 18. A 12-yard sack by Curtis Simpson and AJ Richardson set the Storm back to the 35 but a 21-yard run around end by Rocquemore resulted in a third and six at the KM 14. Richardson recovered a fumble and returned it to the 27 to get the Mountaineers out of the hole.

After an incomplete pass, Littlejohn found Bryson Brown 30 yards behind the Cramer defense and hit him in stride for a 73-yard touchdown and a 21-7 KM lead.

Backed up to their own 18 facing fourth and six, the Mountaineers punted but it was blocked by a heavy rush and Cramer’s Drew Crotts recovered the ball in the end zone for a TD to cut the margin to 21-14 with 4:49 left in the half.

The Mountaineers responded, though, as Lloyd returned the ensuing kickoff 25 yards to the KM 45. A 21-yard run by Holland and a 16-yard reception by Ja’Qualyn Sanders resulted in a first down at the Cramer 17 from which point it took just two carries by Jeffries and the PAT for a 28-14 KM lead.

Cramer’s Drew Crotts booted a 23-yard field goal to make it 28-17 at the break.

KM turned up the pressure on both offense and defense in the second half, scoring on four of five possessions to go up 56-17.

Taking over after holding the Storm to three and out to open the third, KM drove 53 yards in just seven plays to go up 35-17. Jeffries carried five times for 46 yards and scored from the one.

Following a Cramer punt at the 4:08 mark of the third, KM launched a 77-yard, seven play drive culminating with Jeffries’ fourth TD from the six yard line. Along the way Littlejohn threw passes to Smith for five yards, Brown for 10 and Xzorian Lenair for 28 to put KM on the Cramer 33. After a 13-yard run by Smith, Jeffries covered the remaining 20 on two carries to run the score to 42-17 going into the fourth quarter.

Following a Cramer punt, KM took just seven plays to go up 49-17 on Jeffries’ fifth TD, this one from 49 yards out. Sanders’ 23-yard reception was the other big play.

With 7:14 on the clock, KM pooch kicked and Stuart Cramer took over at its 30. On Cramer’s first play, Curtis Simpson intercepted a pass near the KM sidelines and rambled untouched into the end zone. Max

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KM’s Teddy Jeffries (21) follows the blocking of Michael Lubas (54) for a big gain in Friday’s win over Stuart Cramer. Photos by Gary Smart Kings Mountain’s Curtis Simpson goes 30 yards with a pick six in Friday’s game with Stuart Cramer in Cramerton. Thompson’s PAT accounted for the final point and a 56-17 lead. Cramer’s final points came with 4:21 remaining on a four yard run by Darius Sykes and Drew Crotts’ PAT. Following an 18-yard kick return from Kameron Adams, KM’s reserves marched See KM, 2B KM’s Zay Smith (2) had several good runs like this one in last week’s 63-24 victory over the Stuart Cramer Purple Storm.

KMFrom Page 1B 44 yards in six plays to score on Micah Ward’s 12-yard run with 1:17 on the clock.

Thompson added the point after. Along the way freshman quarterback TJ Armstrong hit Lenair with an eight yard pass and Josiah Hill had runs of 11 and 13 yards.

“Jeffries had a great game. We are very pleased with how he played,” Coach Lloyd said.

“Our offense played well minus a few plays. Everybody did a good job. We just didn’t have our A game. We have to play a lot better this week. Ashbrook has a very good team. They’re one of the


From Page 1B Paige Bagwell had nine assists, five kills, three digs and a service point.

In JV action, Kings Mountain won 25-13, 25-18.

Abigail Hedgepath had 19 assists and 13 service points, Kenzlie Morris five kills, a block and five service points and Ava Tipton nine serve receptions and six digs.

Thursday afternoon at Donald L. Parker Gymnasium, the Lady Mountaineers swept Cramer 25-12, 25-8 and 25-11.

Songaila had 14 kills, 11 serve receptions, four digs and 13 service points.

Pasour dished out 16 as-

best teams around. Their record doesn’t show it but they played Crest and South Point one of their toughest games. They are real big and aggressive on defense. We’ll have to play well against them.

“This is a very important game,” he added. “If we win this we can do no worse than sharing the conference championship. Of course, we want to win them all.”

So far, Ashbrook hasn’t thrown the ball a lot but their running back Carmelo Bess is closing in on a 1,000 yards rushing season, finishing last week with 869 yards on 141 carries. He rushed for 175 yards against South Point and the Raiders had to score late to win 28-19.

sists to go with 12 service points, four kills and three digs.

Bagwell provided 11 assists, 15 service points, four kills and three digs.

Barber had nine serve receptions, 12 digs and four service points.

Davis had 10 kills and a block.

In JV action, KM won 2510, 25-9.

Hedgepath had 22 assists, two service points, three digs and two kills.

Ruby Osborne had five kills and four blocks.

Megan Harris led in kills with 10 and also had two digs.

Kenzlie Morris had 16 service points, two kills and two digs.

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KM freshman Josiah Hill (32) follows the blocking of freshman Dom Davis (51) in Mountaineers’ win over Stuart Cramer. KM’s Curtis Simpson (9) puts the pressure on Cramer quarterback Justin Rocquemore in last week’s game in Cramerton. Photos by Gary Smart KM quarterback Lamont Littlejohn gets off a pass under pressure from Cramer linebacker Brison Bazemore in last week’s game in Cramerton. KM won 63-24. Stuart Cramer’s defense blocks a punt by KM’s Max Thompson to set up one of its touchdowns in Friday’s 63-24 loss to the Mountaineers.

Undefeated Mountaineer JVs calm the Cramer Storm 47-6

Josiah Hill went around right end for a 52-yard touchdown on the first play from scrimmage to spark the Kings Mountain JVs to a 47-6 victory over Stuart Cramer Thursday night at John Gamble Stadium.

The win improved KM’s perfect record to 7-0 heading into a game Thursday at Gastonia Ashbrook. The JV Mountaineers haven’t lost a game since the first game of the 2020 season. They hope to complete another undefeated season with a win over Ashbrook this week and their final game against Crest at Gamble Stadium on Thursday, Oct. 27.

Coach Diron Bell’s charges scored on all but one of their first half possessions to go into the break up 35-0. The half ended with the Mountaineers on Cramer’s 17 yard line.

After Hill’s initial score, the Mountaineers held the Storm to three and out and their punt went just 27 yards to their own 43. Quarterback TJ Armstrong hooked up with fellow freshman William Vaughn for a touchdown and a 13-0 lead.

The Cramer offense was

able to pick up a first down but then went three-and-out and punted out of bounds at the KM 35. With 4:35 on the clock, the Mountaineers went on a 65 yard scoring drive that featured an 18-yard run by Jamerius Williams around left end, a 13-yard run by Tyler McIntyre for a first down at the 36, and a pass from Armstrong to Barry Moore to the 31. Hill went the distance on a reverse, but the TD was called back for holding. KM found itself on the 28 facing fourth and three and was stopped short of the first down but Cramer went three and out after a big tackle for loss by Izaiah Jones and was forced to punt. KM’s Jayden Watkins fielded it at the KM 35 yard line and rambled 65 yards for a TD. Dom Davis ran a two-point conversion to make it 21-0.

KM’s defense continued strong, forcing a punt. KM took possession at its own 35. It took the Mountaineers just two plays – a 17-yard Armstrong to Moore pass and a 48-yard touchdown on a catch and run by Tyler Furman on a quick-out from Armstrong with 6:34 left

in the half. Vance Johnson added the PAT for a 28-0 lead.

Again, with good defense from the whole team including two big tackles by Mahki Borders and Jamel Lee, the Mountaineers held Cramer to three and out and the Storm had to punt with 4:15 left in the half. KM took possession at its own 14 and needed only five plays to go up 35-0 at the half on a fiveyard yard TD by Vaughn and Johnson’s PAT. Other key plays were two runs by Hill for a total of 25 yards and a 56-yard catch and run by Williams to the five.

A pass interception and 31-yard return by Hill set the Mountaineers up at the Cramer 14 on the visitors’ first play from scrimmage in the third quarter. Armstrong hit Vance Johnson with a TD pass with just 58 seconds gone off the clock to put the Mountaineers up 41-0.

Coach Bell turned the game over to his reserves and Cramer was able to drive 69 yards in 10 plays to score on a six-yard reception by Braxton Sample.

With Vance Johnson at quarterback, the Mountain-

eers second unit moved 61 yards in seven plays to score on a 10-yard run by Kamari Coleman with 1:43 left in the game. Johnson got the drive going with a nine-yard

KMMS to host RS in playoffs Grover Elementary appreciates their community partners

Kings Mountain Middle School’s Patriots shutout Burns 8-0 last week and will host RS Central at 5 p.m. Wednesday in the first round of the Tri-County Conference playoffs.

The only score came when Nazire Davis connected with

Xavier Hutchens for a 60yard touchdown reception. Hutchens ran a two-point conversion.

The Patriot defense was led by Silas Tate, Camren Houser, Nasir Epps and Isaiah Rote.

KM’s Watson third in Big South 3A golf

South Point wrapped up the Big South Conference championship and Kings Mountain’s Kaliyah Watson qualified for the NCHSAA Western Regional in last week’s final BSC tournament at Lincoln Country Club.

Watson shot a 43 and finished third overall in the conference with a season average of 47 and was named to the All-Big South Conference team. Her season average also qualified her for the Western Regional October 18 at Cedar

Rock Country Club in Lenoir.

South Point’s Ameila Connors shot a 39 to earn medalist honors and was also selected Big South Player of the Year.

Following South Point’s 130 were Crest at 159, Forestview 180 and Ashbrook 187. No other team had enough players to qualify for a team score. Those four teams also finished in the same order for the season as no one else had enough players for team scores.

This past year, community partners have done a great deal for Grover Elementary School. Celanese Corporation has provided all the supplies and constructed a beautiful outdoor classroom for students to enjoy. They also provided a large TV for the front office conference room, hosted a delicious meal for teacher appreciation week, and dropped off a truckload of school supplies. Celanese also recently sent a team to do Zumba with the students and provided treat bags to every student for participating.

The Kings Mountain YMCA began an afterschool care program at Grover with Flooring America providing the flooring materials and the labor to complete the in-

stallation. EATON Corporation provided the paint and workers to refurbish the walls for our students in the afterschool care program. The Washington Outreach Ministry (WOM) continuously provides school supplies and other needed items for students to use throughout the school year.

Over the past couple of years, we have also received support from other local organizations and churches at various times.

The staff and administration of Grover Elementary School truly appreciate every community partner in our area. If you or your organization would like to assist our school in any way, please feel free to call us at 704-4768351.

Cleveland Community College Selected as Finalist for 2022 NC TECH Awards

Cleveland Community College has been selected as a finalist for the NC TECH Awards in the Use of Technology award. The NC Tech Awards is North Carolina’s only statewide technology awards program that recognizes innovation, growth and leadership in the tech sector and is presented by the NC TECH (North Carolina Technology Association).

“For over 20 years, NC TECH has celebrated companies, organizations and individuals for outstanding achievement at the NC TECH Awards. As a finalist this year, Cleveland Community College has distinguished itself as one of the state’s innovative and emergent leaders,” stated Brooks Raiford, NC TECH’s president and CEO.

“It’s an honor to be chosen as a finalist,” said Jonathan Davis, CCC’s vice president of Technology, Campus Safety/ Security, and CIO. “We have a great team of faculty and eLearning staff who are dedicated to providing the highest quality online courses to our students. It’s exciting that this program is helping improve student outcomes. I’m proud to see that our faculty and staff are being recognized as leaders at the state and national level for their work on this initiative.”

About NC TECH NC TECH is a not-forprofit, membership-driven trade association and the primary voice of the technology industry in North Carolina. NC TECH’s mission is to foster growth and champion innovation in North Carolina’s tech sector, while providing a voice for the tech community. NC TECH’s membership includes 600 member companies, organizations and institutions employing more than 200,000 workers in North Carolina. For more information, visit nctech. org.

About Cleveland Community College

More than 55 years ago Cleveland Community College began offering educational and career training programs to the community. Today, the College continues to grow and change, adding facilities, new programs and athletics. We are creating a vibrant campus community within which all our students can thrive.

keeper followed by a 17yard burst by Trenton Pettus to the Cramer 35. Runs of three yards by Watkins and seven by Pettus resulted in a first down at the 25. A pen-

alty of 10 yards after Johnson’s run to the three moved the ball back to the 15. Pettus picked up five and Coleman got the final 10 to end the scoring.

DAR Good Citizen named

Connie Phifer Savell, DAR Good Citizen Chair, for the Colonel Frederick Hambright Chapter presents Railey Madison Bolt daughter of Jonathan and Katie Bolt, the Kings Mountain High School DAR Good Citizen Award for 2022.

The DAR Good Citizens Award and Scholarship Contest, created in 1934, is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship.

This award recognizes and rewards high school seniors who possess the qualities of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism in their homes, schools, and communities. These students are selected by their teachers and peers because they demonstrate these qualities to an outstanding degree.

• This program is only

open to students whose schools are accredited and in good standing with their state board of education.

• Only one student per year may be honored as a school’s DAR Good Citizen.

• United States citizenship is not required.

• Additional rules and guidelines can be obtained by contacting your local DAR chapter.

Once a student is chosen as their school’s DAR Good Citizen the student is invited to participate in the scholarship portion of the program. This consists of a personal statement and an essay. Student participation in the scholarship portion of the program is optional.

Scholarships are awarded to essay winners at the chapter, state, division, and national levels.

WSGE 91.7 FM Fall 2022 fund drive is underway

WSGE 91.7 FM, the award-winning radio station at Gaston College, has begun accepting donations and pledges before the official kick-off of its fall fund drive on Sunday, October 23. The station has a goal of raising $65,000 before the campaign ends on Saturday, November 5.

The theme for the fund drive is “Carolina Musicians—Worldwide Appeal,” which reflects the station’s commitment to featuring the music of native Carolinians like the Avett Brothers, Band of Oz, Marcus King,

The Main Event Band, and others. “We are celebrating all things Carolina this fall,” said station manager Cathis Hall, “including our rich and varied musical heritage that resonates with so many.”

On Monday, October 24, at 1 p.m., WSGE will air an interview with Michael Cansler of Hickory, N.C. Cansler is the winner of the station’s “91 Seconds of Fame” contest. His song “Small Town” was voted the best by station listeners in the contest, which is held annually to give Carolina-based and independent See WSGE, Page 5B

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TJ Armstrong hands off to Jamerius Williams (14) in last week’s JV game with Stuart Cramer at Kings Mountain High School. The undefeated Mountaineers travel to Ashbrook Thursday and will close out their season against county rival Crest on October 27 at 7 p.m. at John Gamble Stadium. Photo by Charlie Smith Kings Mountain High’s Kaliyah Watson shot a 43 in last week’s final Big South Conference golf match at Lincoln Country Club and was named to the All Big South Conference team. Photo by Gary Smart Connie Phifer Savell pins the DAR Good Citizen medal on this year’s Col. Frederick Hambright DAR Good Citizen Railey Madison Bolt. Photo provided

PAWS for good behavior at North Elementary




Having qualified on 26th day of September, 2022 as Administratrix of the Estate of HATLEY MULL, 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, Mary White, Administratrix on or before the 5th of January, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 5th day of October, 2022.

Mary White, Administratrix Estate of: Hatley Mull 2406 Kings Road Ext Shelby, NC 28150

KMH (10/05, 10/12, 10/19 & 10/26/2022)




Having qualified on the 10th day of October, 2022 as Administrator of the Estate of Larry Gene Walker, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Administrator on or before the 20th day of January, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment.

This the 19th day of October, 2022

JOHNNY RAY WALKER, Administrator 9419 N. Hwy. 10 Vale, NC 28168

KM (10/19, 10/26, 11/2 & 11/9/2022)




Having qualified on 7th day of October, 2022 as Limited Personal Representative of the Estate of KENNETH SHERRIN BRYAN, 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, Brenton S. Begley, Limited Personal Representative, on or before the 19th of January, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 19th day of October, 2022.

Brenton S. Begley, Limited Personal Representative Estate of: Kenneth Sherrin Bryan McINTYRE ELDER LAW 233 E. Graham Street Shelby, NC 28150

KMH (10/19, 26, 11/02 & 09/2022)




Having qualified on 22nd day of September, 2022 as Co-Administratrixes of the Estate of BERNICE HARDIN CANNON, 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, Veronica C. Wray, Co-Administratrix and/or Alesia M. Cannon, Co-Administratrix, on or before the 28th of December, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery.

All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 28th day of September, 2022.

Veronica C. Wray, Co-Administratrix

Estate of: Bernice Hardin Cannon 1028 Fallston Road Shelby, NC 28150

And/or Alesia M. Cannon, Co-Administratrix Estate of: Bernice Hardin Cannon 1680 Fallston Road Shelby, NC 28150

KMH (9/28, 10/05, 12 & 19/2022)




Having qualified on 4th day of October, 2022 as Executrix of the Estate of NORMA SUE HOLDER RASH, 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, Kathy Rash Brewer, Executrix on or before the 12th of January, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 12th day of October, 2022.

Kathy Rash Brewer, Executrix

Estate of: Norma Sue Holder Rash 108 Sullivan Place Pooler, Ga. 31322

KMH (10/12, 19, 26 & 11/02/2022)




Having qualified on 8th day of July, 2022 as Administrator of the Estate of JACQUELINE JOHNSON, 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, Brenton S. Begley, Administrator, on or before the 19th of January, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 19th day of October, 2022.

Brenton S. Begley, Administrator

Estate of: Jacqueline Johnson McINTYRE ELDER LAW 233 E. Graham Street Shelby, NC 28150

KMH (10/19, 26, 11/02 & 09/2022)

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Elementary students earning 80 percent of their PAWS stamps for good behavior earned participation in the first nine weeks behavior reward, Horse Day! Activities included petting, grooming and feeding miniature horses and a full-size horse, learning about horse behavior and care, practicing controlling our bodies around them, crafts, games, seeing inside a horse trailer and demonstrations
Future Farmers
Association students. Photos by Anna Hughes See NORTH ELEMENTARY more photos
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Updated COVID-19 vaccines now include children ages 5 to 11 WSGE

On Monday, October 17, CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., signed a decision memo expanding the use of updated (bivalent) COVID19 vaccines to children ages 5 through 11 years. This follows the Food and Drug Administration’s

(FDA) authorization of updated COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech for children ages 5 through 11 years, and from Moderna for children and adolescents ages 6 through 17 years.

Updated COVID-19 vaccines add Omicron





Having qualified on the 6th day of October, 2022 as Administrator CTA of the Estate of Darlene H. Bridges aka Darlene Hannon Bridges aka Bertha Darlene Hannon Bridges, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Administrator CTA on or before the 20th day of January, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment.

This the 19th day of October, 2022

C. Andrew Neisler, Jr., Administrator CTA CLONINGER & NEISLER ATTYS P.O. Box 515, 300 E. King Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086

KM (10/19, 10/26, 11/2 & 11/9/2022)




Having qualified on 19th day of September, 2022 as Administratrix of the Estate of JOE BROWN, 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, Shaletta Farr, Administratrix on or before the 12th of January, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 12th day of October, 2022.

Shaletta Farr, Administratrix Estate of: Joe Brown 815 Circleview Dr Gastonia, NC 28054

KMH (10/12, 19, 26 & 11/02/2022)




Having qualified on 5th day of October, 2022 as Executor of the Estate of JO ANNE PRESLAR BRIDGES, 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, Robert Wayne Bridges, Executor on or before the 12th of January, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 12th day of October, 2022.

Robert Wayne Bridges, Executor Estate of: Jo Anne Preslar Bridges 3628 Ken Mcentire Rd Lawndale, NC 28090

KMH (10/12, 19, 26 & 11/02/2022)




Having qualified as Administratrix of the Estate of William Thomas Sentell, 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 at 106 North Cherry Street, Cherryville, North Carolina, on or before the 12th day of January, 2023, 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 to the undersigned.

This the 12th day of October, 2022.

Sherri Cleary Sentell Administratrix Counsel for the Estate: PALMER E. HUFFSTETLER, JR. ATTORNEY AT LAW 106 North Cherry Street Cherryville, NC 28021 Telephone: 704-435-4907

KMH (10/12, 19, 26 & 11/02/2022)

BA.4 and BA.5 spike protein components to the current vaccine composition, helping to restore protection that has waned since previous vaccination and targeting recent Omicron variants that are more transmissible and immune-evading.

FDA’s authorization of updated (bivalent)

COVID-19 vaccines for this younger age group, and CDC’s recommendation for use, are critical next steps forward in our country’s vaccination program—a program that has helped provide increased protection against severe COVID-19 disease and death.



Having qualified on 23rd of September, 2022 as Administratrix CTA of the Estate of HAZEL JONES HARDIN (22 E 756), deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against said estate to present them, duly verified, to A. Susan Biggers, Administratrix CTA, Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C., 402 East Graham Street, Shelby, North Carolina 28150, on or before January 12, 2023, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 12th day of October, 2022.

A. Susan Biggers. Administratrix CTA of the Estate of Hazel Jones Hardin Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C. 402 East Graham Street Shelby, North Carolina 28150 KMH (10/12, 19, 26 & 11/02/2022)



Having qualified on 16th of September, 2022 as Executrix of the Estate of PATSY A. BRIGHT;AKA, PATSY HUSS BRIGHT (22 E 765), deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against said estate to present them, duly verified, to Tammy Jeaneen McNeely, c/o A. Susan Biggers, Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C., 402 East Graham Street, Shelby, North Carolina 28150, on or before January 5th, 2023, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 5th day of October, 2022.

Tammy Jeaneen McNeely Executrix of the Estate of Patsy A. Bright; AKA, Patsy Huss Bright c/o A. Susan Biggers Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C. 402 East Graham Street Shelby, North Carolina 28150

KMH (10/05, 10/12, 10/19 & 10/26/2022)



Having qualified on 20th of September, 2022 as Administratrix of the Estate of KENYON MONTERIO WATKINS, (22 E 744) deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against said estate to present them, duly verified, to A. Susan Biggers, Administratrix, Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C., 402 East Graham Street, Shelby, North Carolina 28150, on or before January 5, 2023, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 5th day of October, 2022.

A. Susan Biggers Administratrix of the Estate of Kenyon Monterio Watkins Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C. 402 East Graham Street Shelby, North Carolina 28150 KMH (10/05, 10/12, 10/19 & 10/26/2022)



Having qualified on 21st of September, 2022 as Administrator of the Estate of KATHY LORETTA NEELY (22 E 822), deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against said estate to present them, duly verified, to Garry Lee Neely, Jr., Administrator, c/o A. Susan Biggers, Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C., 402 East Graham Street, Shelby, North Carolina 28150, on or before January 5, 2023, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 5th day of October, 2022.

Garry Lee Neely, Jr. Administrator of the Estate of Kathy Loretta Neely c/o A. Susan Biggers Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C. 402 East Graham Street Shelby, North Carolina 28150

KMH (10/05, 10/12, 10/19 & 10/26/2022)

From Page 3B artists an opportunity to have their songs heard by thousands of listeners and potentially added to WSGE’s permanent music rotation. In another nod to Carolina musicians, WSGE is partnering with the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame to promote their October induction ceremony, which will welcome five artists to the Hall’s

honor roll. They are Nnenna Freelon, Janet Paschal, Stephanie Mills, Bernard Edwards, and Charlie Poole.

“We love the Carolinas for many reasons,” said Hall, “and WSGE’s showcase of regional artists, together with beach music, blues, shag, AAA, and Americana, is at the top of the list.”

To support WSGE 91.7, and for more information about WSGE 91.7 FM, go to



In the Matter of the Estate of: HELEN W. BULLOCK aka HELEN WILLIAMS BULLOCK


Having qualified on the 5th day of October, 2022 as Executor of the Estate of Helen W. Bullock aka Helen Williams Bullock, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Executor on or before the 13th day of January, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment.

This the 12th day of October, 2022

C. Andrew Neisler, Jr., Executor


P.O. Box 515, 300 E. King Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086

KM (10/12, 10/19, 10/26, & 11/2/2022




Having qualified on 21st day of September, 2022 as Administrator of the Estate of DENNIS ROGER CLARY, 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, Brenton S. Begley, Administrator, on or before the 28th of December, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 28th day of September, 2022.

Brenton S. Begley, Administrator Estate of: Dennis Roger Clary McINTYRE ELDER LAW 233 E. Graham Street Shelby, NC 28150

KMH (9/28, 10/05, 12 &19/2022




Having qualified on 12th day of August, 2022 as Administrator of the Estate of JOSEPH WAYNE KING, 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, Brenton S. Begley, Administrator, on or before the 12th of January, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 12th day of October, 2022.

Brenton S. Begley, Administrator Estate of: Joseph Wayne King McINTYRE ELDER LAW 233 E. Graham Street Shelby, NC 28150

KMH (10/12, 19, 26 & 11/02/2022)




Having qualified as Administratrix of the ESTATE OF LILLIAN LOVELACE HARMON ROGERS, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the Estate of said Lillian Lovelace Harmon Rogers to present them, duly verified, to the undersigned, Kimberley Harmon Franks, c/o Loann S. Meekins, Teddy Meekins & Talbert, PLLC, 301-A E. Warren Street, Shelby, NC 28150 on or before the 28th day of December, 2022 or same will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said Estate please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 28th day of September, 2022.

Kimberley Harmon Franks, Administratrix of the Estate c/o Loann S. Meekins Teddy Meekins & Talbert, PLLC 301-A E. Warren Street Shelby, NC 28150

KMH (9/28, 10/05, 10/12 & 10/19/2022)

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 The Kings Mountain Herald | Page 5B


VIRGINIA BYERS CELEBRATION SERVICE. 2 pm, Sat, Oct. 22nd at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Shelby. Refreshments to follow.





ALL METAL GARAGES. Big Discounts! Zero down. Call for more details. 828-382-0455.

PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS with Scratch Pads! Press Room Printing. 704-482-2243. (704) 538-5788


WANT TO BUY CARS, TRUCKS. Trailers, Tractors, Farm Equipment. Must have ID and proof of ownership. Callahan’s Towing. (704) 692-1006 DANNY’S AUTOWERKS. Buying used or junk cars. Competitive prices. Call Danny 828-2893081 or Jimmy 828-289-1175.



FREE PUPS. Mother is registered Belgium Malinois. Make good pets and work dog. 704284-2099

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Saturday, November 5th, Old Mooresboro School Gym, 308 Main Street, Mooresboro, NC 28114, 9:00AM-3:00PM. Admission $5, under 10 free; $30 setup fee, limit 3 tables, bring your own table, setup time 7:00AM9:00AM. Call 828-351-8822 or 704-692-7702.

YARD BUDDY. Outdoor work such as trimming bushes, small trees, spraying weeds, gutter cleaning. General property clean-up. No grass cutting or leaves. Serving Shelby & Cleveland County. (980) 295-0750

HOMEOWNERS, CONTRACTORS, REAL ESTATE AGENTS, need a little work? Jackson Corbin Property Services, LLC. Specializing in small jobs/punch list. Carpentry, painting, plumbing, tile, etc. Need a hand for a day or two? Give me a call. Professional quality work, affordable prices. 828-980-1823 or email jacksoncorbin71@

CHRISTMAS VILLAGE, 25 PC. SET. Must see to appreciate. Also 2-Drawer Tool Box for sale, $25. Call 704-466-9748

10X12 METAL GAZEBO FRAME with all instructions and hardware. $75. 704-4728157.

STORE FIXTURES FOR CLOTHING STORE on sale. 4 way & 2 way racks, showcases, plastic bodies, mannequins & much more. (828) 980-2231

JET 2 POWER CHAIR DL5.2I Dynamic, built-in charger, excellent battery, $750. Will deliver if needed. (828) 657-4167

LARGE PRIDE HD $1695.00 Brand new. 450 lb capacity, 26” wide seat, delivered, warranty. $995. down, $100/mo Call Scooterman John (704) 951-4224 mobilityservices07@

WANT TO BUY USED UTV (utility vehicle) w/2 wheel drive, rear wheel drive. Also handyman with a chainsaw available. (828) 248-2184

COINS * COINS * COINS. We Buy & Sell Coins. “Coin Collector Supplies.” JAKE’S KNIVES & COLLECTIBLES. 1008 South Lafayette Street, Shelby. Call 704-600-6996 (980) 295-5568

CLEVELAND COUNTY GARAGE DOORS. Summer Tuneup Special, $69.95. We will check all your equipment lube, make sure it’s working correctly. We repair broken doors. Also offering new installations. 704477-9119 or 704-472-9367.

JAMES BALLARD PAINTING SERVICES. Exterior painting only. We also stain decks. Free estimates. You will be pleased with our work. We have references. 828-287-9272. (828) 429-7511

MORGAN’S FIREWOOD. Small seasoned hardwood mix for small wood stoves. Cut, split, delivered $85/load. 828395-0758.

ONE TREADMILL $90. Over One Hundred Novels mostly Western & New $1.00 Each, LG Washer & Dryer (Washer Needs Work and Is Free) Dryer “Like New” $250. Bernia Sewing Machine (Serger) Never Used $400, Upright Piano $400. (704) 825-5701

DEER CORN, 50 POUND BAG. $11. Callahan Farms. Cletus: 704-300-5341; Steve: 704-472-8865; Todd: 704-6921627

2 CEMETERY LOTS FOR SALE with 2 concrete vaults. Cleveland Memorial Park, Boiling Springs, NC. Lots are side by side. Located near mausoleum. Call 704-284-0227 to make offer.

FARM TRACTOR Ford 1000 Diesel tractor with bush hog. Turf tires used for grass and bush only. Old but In excellent condition. (704) 524-8761



MALTIPOO PUPPIES FOR SALE. $500 cash. Call 704477-6762

GERMAN SHEPHERD MALE PUPPY. 4 months old, European blood lines, will mature to 100 pounds plus. 40 years experience with Shepherds. $300. 828-429-0053 or 828748-9238.

GOLDEN DOMERS TOY AND HOBBY. Visit our NEW LOCATION .....Model Cars, Die-cast Cars & Trucks, Tractors, Hot Wheels, Construction Toys, Sports Memorabilia, Autographed Items, Hard to Find Items! See Mike & Brandon Willis. We’re located at 104 Oliver Ave. (behind El Acapulco Mexican Restaurant in Boiling Springs), Shelby 704-297-0102 or 704-297-0103

DON’T MISS Masquerade Ball Old Dunbar School. Must Be 21. 421 Hardin Road Forest City. BYOB, Food will be Served! Music By DJ Rocket, Door Prizes For Best Dressed. 2 Different Drawing, The Thriller Dance. Fun Fun.


NOW HIRING FULL TIME Maintenance technician for Lanier Pointe Apartments in Shelby. Painting, cleaning, carpentry, routine maintenance, some knowledge of plumbing and electrical helpful. Must have reliable transportation and valid drivers license. EOE. Please call for more info. Resumes may be emailed to: lanierpointeapts@ (704) 480-5982

RETIRED HEALTHCARE WORKER. I will do in home care on the weekends. Prefer to live in on weekends. Call 704-4663234, Ext. 102.

CLASS A CDL DRIVER NEEDED. to go to Midwest, Mississippi and Florida. 704-740-9238.

TECHNICIAN TRAINEE. Locally based Surface Specialists is looking to hire a technician to deliver service to commercial and residential customers in Western NC. Job will provide repair and refinishing to surfaces (eg, tubs, showers, sinks, counter tops and vinyl windows). Requires valid license, pick up truck, hand tools & color perception. Paid training and expense reimbursement. (828) 245-6375 ssblueridge@

ONE ON ONE CARE is hiring for full/part time in the group homes for 2nd shift. Transport experience recommended not required. Hrs are 2p-11p weekdays and 8p-8a weekends. Apply in person at 203 Lee St. Shelby

GENERAL MAINTENANCE/ GROUNDSKEEPER. Must have valid drivers license. Call 704473-4299. (704) 473-4299

PART-TIME HELP NEEDED ON CHICKEN FARM near Casar area. 704-692-8752.

COMPLETE CARE INC. Is seeking CNAs / In Home Aides for Cleveland and Gaston Counties. Apply M-F, 8am-4pm at 404 W. Warren St, Shelby, NC 28150 or call (704) 480-9340


EB MOBILE MECHANIC. I will come to you to repair any car, lawnmower or tractor. Honest & reliable. (704) 3002332

TRIPLE D PAINTING, LLC. All your painting needs. Free estimates. Over 25 yrs experience! Facial board replacement available!!! Making your home, building or business look new again. (704) 418-5736

RV AND BOAT STORAGE. Your Toy Box LLC RV and Boat Storage. 24/7 access, on line lease and payments. Gated, fenced with security cameras. Wide roads with angled parking spaces for easy parking. 136 Elm Rd., Grover, NC. (704) 470-5816

SHIPMAN’S MASONRY- 48 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Brick, Block & Stone, Outside Fireplaces, Foundations, Underpinnings. “Free Estimates”. 1st Quality Work! (863) 532-1587


LOCKERFOX.COM ONLINE STORAGE UNIT AUCTION THOUSAND PINES STORAGE online Auction through from Wed., Oct 7th - Oct 21st, 2022. support@lockerfox. com




RUTHERFORD COUNTY ESTATE SALE FRIDAY/SATURDAY/SUNDAY. Oct. 21, 22, 23, 8AM-6PM. Furniture, 3pcs. entertainment center, complete dish set, clothes, coats, misc &, toaster oven, camping stuff, blankets, tools. 189 Weeks Road, Rutherfordton, NC 28139.



JOHN DEERE COLLECTION. Must see to appreciate. (704) 564-1382

UNIQUE ANTIQUE STATION. Farm House Decor, Antiques, Collectibles, Vintage Toys, Hot Wheels, Jewelry, MORE. Tuesday-Saturday 11am-4pm. 985 US 74 Business Hwy., Ellenboro. Find us on FB. 828-382-0075.


NEW USED REPO BUILDINGS Thursday - Friday 10-5 Sat., 10-12, J Johnson Sales, 2690 US Hwy 221 South, Forest City, NC (828) 245-5895

GENERAC POWER GENERATOR. Cash Only! Generac XG 10000E 10,000 running watts, less than 1 hr, runs great, 4 prong 240 volts plug wire extra air filters, oil filter, spark plugs, 2 cylinder Generac engine (828) 208-2932

WHITE WHIRLPOOL DUET. Front loading washer and dryer with attached drawer pedestals. $1,500 or OBO. 704-6748587 (Leave Message.)

HORSE QUALITY HAY. Square and round bales. Call (704) 487-6855

STEEL CARPORTS & GARAGES 12 wide, 18, 20, 22, 24 & 30 wides on display. Large onsite display. J Johnson Sales Forest City 2690 Hwy 221 South. Thursday - Friday 10-5 Saturday 10-12. Ph.(828) 245-5895

FIREWOOD Seasoned 95% Oak. S10 load - $70, $85delivered. Bundles - $5 each. 704-435-3970 or 704-4583081.

PRODUCE FOR SALE. Sweet potatoes by pound or bushel. Tomatoes (purple, pink, red). Cucumbers, squash, peppers, all kinds of fresh greens. Lewis Farms, 1/2 mile north of Fallston on Hwy. 18. 704-4720940.

TWO GRAVE LOTS FOR SALE. Gaston Memorial Park. Military Part near flag. $3,000 each. 704-825-3283 or 704214-3196

METAL CAGES FOR FIREWOOD, ETC $25; BURNING BARRELS $15; FEED BARRELS WITH LIDS & RINGS $20; TOTES $75 - $100; SOLID TOP METAL DRUMS $15; SOLID TOP PLASTIC BARRELS $10. Call Jeff in Hickory (828) 327-4782 2021 PRIDE 4 w/scooter, w/lift/carrier. $1400 or OBO. 704-884-5428.

RENT TO OWN TRAILERS. ENCLOSED, DUMP, GOOSENECK, CAR HAULERS. Thursdays - Fridays 10-5, Sat. 10-12. J Johnson Sales, inc. (828) 245-5895

NEW AND USED DOG CRATES. Small to 30 inches. $5.00 to $30.00. Call 828-7487527.

STORAGE BUILDINGS NEW, USED, REPO’S. LARGE SELECTION! CASH or RENT TO OWN. NO CREDIT CHECK! J Johnson Sales 2690 Hwy 221 South, Forest City Thursday - Friday 10-5 Saturday 10-12 (828) 245-5895

TRAILERS, LAWNMOWER TRAILERS, Flatbed Trailers, Enclosed Trailers, Horse and Cattle Trailers, Saddlery. Check our prices and quality before you buy. Bridges Riding Equipment. Boiling Springs, NC. 704-434-6389, (704) 473-0867

METAL ROOFING IN STOCK! Thursday - Friday 10-5 Saturday 10-12. J Johnson Sales (828) 245-5895

ALL TRAILERS CASH, FINANCE, CREDIT CARDS or RENT TO OWN. J Johnson Sales Forest City, NC. Thursday - Friday 10-5, Saturday 1012. Ph. (828) 245-5895

FOUR CEMETERY PLOTS. Located at Cleveland Memorial Park in Shelby, NC. All four plots are next to sidewalk at the Bell Tower “Great Location”. $1250 each or all four $4500. call (704) 466-8295

CKC YORKSHIRE TERRIER PUPPIES. 3 males, 2 females, in home raised, tails docked, dewclaws removed, vet checked, 1st shots, dewormed, come with puppy care package, papers/records, & adorable portrait. Ready to go 10/26/2022. $1500 (704) 692-3698

CKC REG YORKIES 4 boys and 2 girls available. Shots and wormings. Parents are both under 5lbs. $1200. Were located in Charlotte NC. (704) 780-9826 tcaithlynn@yahoo. com

GOLDEN DOODLE PUPPIES. Dewormed, have first shots, ready October 1. $500each. Henry Miller; 1608 Walls Church Road, Ellenboro, NC 28040.

JAZZY SELECT 6 $475. Mobility chair, delivered, warranty & charger. 245 lb wt capacity. Call Scooterman John. New and used chairs from $350.00 to $1600.00. Wt limits of 145 lbs to 450 lbs (704) 951-4224

PORTABLE GENERATOR Champion generator run for only 1 hour. Model 100340 bought new. 6875 Starting Watts/5500 Running Watts. Recoil start. $450 Call (704) 259-3694 mjimison@carolina.

4 GRAVES CLEVELAND MEMORIAL PARK Best Offer! Four graves- Lot 71 in Section 7 at Cleveland Memorial Park. Prime location next to sidewalk and close to fountain. Call for details (252) 432-4105

RIDING MOWERS, GARDEN TILLERS, TRACTORS, EQUIPMENT, GO-KARTS. Ready to mow. All in excellent condition. Can deliver, 30+ years experience in repair work. 828-980-0853, 704-476-9383.



GOLD CROSS PEN LOST in or around Shelby, NC, engraved with the following “Happy Mothers Day”. Reward, $50. (301) 875-6230



WANT TO BUY. ATV’s, PopUp Campers and Small Travel Trailers. Call 828-429-3935.

CASH FOR YOUR CAR. Running or not, title or no title. Call Charles Dellinger at Red Road Towing. 704-6926767, (704) 487-0228

I PAY CASH FOR DIABETIC TEST STRIPS. Up to $10 per 100ct. Must be Unused, Unexpired. I’m local and pay fast. (828) 577-4197

WANTED: OLD AND NEW AMMO. Reloading supplies. Call 828-245-6756 or cell # 828-289-1488.


AMERICAN PIT BULL PUPPIES $350 each. 3) eight weeks old, 7) six weeks old. Call 704-974-8055. (704) 974-8055

DEER HUNTERS! IF YOU LOSE your deer after shooting, call me! Girley Girl, my red bone hound should find your deer. 828-447-3069.

MILL-SEC K9 OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Starting at $35.00. Rutherford County area. Board and train options available. (828) 755-7335


2011 FORD FUSION SEL, aluminum wheels, good tires. $,5950. 828-287-3820.


28 FT. KEYSTONE BOBCAT CAMPER $200.00 YES 200.00$, mostly gutted on inside, front main cabin still intact. Was going to make toy hauler, got overwhelmed. Slideout works, fridge, shower/tub surround, Range hood, microwave, kitchen sink, and bathroom sink included. She’s gotta go. If 200$ is too much, make an offer. (704) 323-0949

SCENIC RIDGE COUNTRY CAMPGROUND. Cherryville, NC. Cabins. RV Spots, Daily Weekly, Monthly, Seasonal Sites. (704) 435-0938

AKC AKITA PUPPIES. Full registration, no additional cost. Serious inquiries only. 1 male, 1 female. 704-974-7041


LOOKING FOR A SHI-TZU. Call anytime of day. (704) 4184532

DOG KENNELS & DOG HOUSES. Dog kennels 10x10x6, 10x20x6, Dog Houses 8x12,

Delivered & Installed Available.

Sales Thursday & Friday 10-5 Satur-


2021 GEO PRO 19FBS FOR SALE. Gently used 2021 Geo Pro G19FBS camper, front kitchen. Located in Shelby, NC. A great size for one to two people. Sleeps three when using the pull out sofa. Full bath, three burner propane stove, stainless steel sink, full size bed, AC, propane furnace, TV, Wi-Fi booster, power tongue jack, power awing, power slide out, off-road axle/wheels. $20k. Selling as is. Text or phone 803-422-2985. (803) 422-2985


SCENIC RIDGE COUNTRY CAMPGROUND. Cherryville, NC. Cabins. RV Spots, Daily Weekly, Monthly, Seasonal Sites. (704) 435-0938



Poodle, Shorkie, Shorkiepoo



Hollow Puppies has

fordable small breed, hypoallergenic

shedding Puppies. All of our puppies are up to date on

and wormings

Please Call 828-569-9807 or visit www.quailhollowpuppies. com (828) 569-9807

OCEAN LAKES MYRTLE BEACH. Cottage N34. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, den, kitchen, dining, covered deck, near country store. Call Dorcas, 803-718-2659.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2022 The Kings Mountain Herald | Page 7B REAL ESTATE CLEVELAND COUNTY FORMER RESTAURANT. 2 dining rooms, 2 kitchens, 2 storage rooms, 2 walk-in refrigerator/freezer, 2 bathrooms, 1 office/bath with shower, 24x24 outside deck, 40 parking spaces. Ask about 1,540 SF living area with 5BR, 2BA. 828-453-0828. 1144 East Stage Coach Trail, Lawndale, NC Lawndale, NC 28090 REAL ESTATE CLEVELAND COUNTY TURN YOUR HOUSE INTO CASH? I PURCHASE UNWANTED RENTAL PROPERTY AND/OR STARTER HOMES. MUST BE PRICED TO SELL! “QUICK CLOSINGS”! Call (704) 472-0006 RUTHERFORD COUNTY 2BR, 2BA, 1100SF, heat pump, 10 acres partly wooded, rolling, secluded, pond. $249,000. Text 828-919-1477 or leave message. Additional 14 acres available. 342 Right Prong Road, Ellenboro, NC. Ellenboro, NC 28040 WANT TO RENT ONE BED/BATH NEEDED PLEASE Bed/bath needed for independent elderly male. Smoker but no alcohol/ drugs. Please call 704-6005596. Thank you! FOR RENT CLEVELAND COUNTY LIONS SENIOR VILLAGE HAS 1 bedroom HUD subsidized apartments for low income seniors. Taking applications. Age 62 or older. Equal Housing Opportunity. 211 North Morgan Street, (704) 482-7723 FOR RENT CLEVELAND COUNTY 3 BEDROOM DOUBLEWIDE AND 3 BEDROOM SINGLEWIDE mobile homes for rent. $875 and $850 per month. (828) 234-8147 2&3 BEDROOM TOWN HOMES. Townhomes located in Shelby, NC. We are currently accepting applications for our waiting list. Rent is based on income (and some expenses are deducted). Please visit us today at Laurel Hill Apartments 1526 Eaves Rd., Shelby NC or call for more information 704-487-1114. Equal Housing Opportunity. FOR RENT CLEVELAND COUNTY KM QUIET COUNTRY LIVING. 2 acre private lot, 3 BR, 2 BA Mobile Home. NO PETS. 704-300-5293 for details. GASTONIA-RENT LOCAL OFFICE SPACE. Great location behind the library, 4 offices, break room, front end reception area, and waiting room. $1250 a month plus utilities. Call Zeus Realty at (980) 989-7316 HICKORY CREEK APARTMENTS FOR SENIORS. (62 and older), disabled (50 and older). Shelby. Now taking applications for waiting list. 418 East Warren Street, (704) 487-6354 FOR RENT CLEVELAND COUNTY MOBILE HOMES & APARTMENTS. In Kings Mountain. P. Call (704) 739-4417 MOVE IN SPECIAL. 2 & 3 Bedroom, deposit required. $200 weekly rates. Includes power and water. NO PETS. (704) 473-4299 2&3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Nice and clean, water furnished. Oak Grove Community, Kings Mtn. Call or text, 704-739-0259. RUTHERFORD COUNTY 2 & 3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Small private park between Spindale and Forest City. Starting at $550 per month. 828-382-0475. CLASSIFIEDS CONT’D FROM PAGE 6B Home Improvement Eliminate gutter cleaning forever! LeafFilter, the most advanced debris-blocking gutter protection. Schedule a FREE LeafFilter estimate today. 15% off Entire Purchase. 10% Senior & Military Discounts. 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scenes from North Elementary North School students enjoy Horse Day as a reward after having excellent behavior during the first quarter of 2022.
Photos by Anna Hughes

Sheriff’s Deputies respond to shooting near Washington Elementary School

On October 13, at approximately 11 a.m., the panic alarm was triggered at Washington Elementary School due to a staff member in the office hearing what she believed to be three gunshots outside. When she looked outside, she noticed a male running from a residence and vehicles leaving from across the road.

The School Resource Officer immediately acted and made sure there were no imminent threats to the school or students. The school went on lockdown as a precautionary measure. Over 30 deputies from the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene, secured the school, and investigated the crime that occurred across


from the school.

After investigation into the incident, deputies charged Terry Dean Kee Jr. of 230 New Hope Rd., Lawndale with communicating threats, possession of marijuana, open container of alcohol. $10000 secured bond.

Deputies charged Joseph Tyler Floyd of 1858 Stony Point Rd., Shelby

with shooting into an occupied vehicle. $10000 secured bond.

The shooting occurred at Floyd’s home. No one was injured in the incident.

Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office worked closely with Cleveland County Schools to ensure all students and staff were safe during the entire investigation.




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Dear Savvy Senior,

I saw a news segment on television a few months ago about home sharing programs for seniors and would like to learn more. I’m 68, divorced, and am interested in renting out a room in my house to help make ends meet. What can you tell me? Interested Boomer

Dear Boomer,

Because of inflation and rising housing costs a growing number of baby boomers are opting to rent out a spare room in their house as a way to generate some extra income, and for some, increase companionship. To find a good fit, older homeowners often turn to “home sharing programs” that will match an empty nester with someone needing affordable housing.

But be aware that home sharing isn’t for everyone. You need to carefully consider the pros and cons of renting out a spare room in your house and make a list of what you want and don’t want in a housemate/renter.

To help you figure all this out, a good resource is, a website dedicated to understanding the home sharing concept. They offer various articles, online lessons and resource books that can help you determine if this is a good option for you, and if so, how to find and choose a good housemate.

Home Sharing Tools

If you decide to proceed in finding a housemate/renter, a good first step is to seek out a home sharing program in your area.

Home sharing programs, usually nonprofits, screen both homeowners and renters. They check references, handle background checks and consider lifestyle criteria when making matches. They can also help you with the leasing agreement that the renter would sign that covers detailed issues like smoking, pets, chores, overnight guests, use of common rooms, quiet hours, etc.

Most home sharing programs are free to use or request a small donation. Oth-

ers, however, may charge the homeowner and potential renter a fee for this service. To look for a home sharing program in your area visit the National Shared Housing Resource Center website at

If you don’t find a program that serves your area, you can also search for housemates through an online home sharing service like Or, if you’d rather have a younger housemate that can help out with some household chores, consider Nesterly. com. This is an online home sharing agency, available in a few select communities, that matches young renters with older adults looking to supplement their incomes and share their space.

If you don’t have any luck with any of these home sharing sites, put a call in to your Area Aging Agency (call 800677-1116 for contact information) who may be able to offer assistance or refer you to local agencies or nonprofit organizations that offer shared housing help.

You can also check with your local senior or community center, or local church you attend to see if you can post an ad on their bulletin board or in their newsletter. Or you can advertise in your local newspaper or online at sites like or

If you find someone on your own that you’re interested in renting to, ask the prospective renter to fill out a rental application (see to download and print one for free) and run a tenant screening and background check, and then call their references. Tenant screening/background checks can be done at sites like or

Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book.

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