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City meets with stakeholders to discuss the downtown Streetscape project. Photo by Loretta Cozart

County Commissioners City meets with stakeholders decline opportunity to on Streetscape plan purchase Central School By Loretta Cozart

By Loretta Cozart During the Cleveland County Commissioner’s meeting on Tuesday, October 19, it was decided to decline the offer by Cleveland County School Board to purchase Central School.

Commissioners are given the first right of refusal on surplus school property. County staff decided they had no need of the property, so their recommendation was to decline to purchase. By doing so, Cleveland County Schools

can now proceed with their plans to sell the property. There was no discussion and Commissioner Ronnie Whetstine made the motion not to purchase the property. The vote was unanimous.

November 2 Municipal Election details The voter registration deadline for the Nov 2, Municipal Election was October 8. If you missed the deadline, you will be allowed to same-day register and vote during Early Voting. Deadline to request an absentee ballot for the November 2, Municipal Election was Tuesday, October 26. For this election, there will be only one voting location at Cleveland County Board of Elections Office at Precinct Kings Mountain South Shelby #5 Waco

215 Patton Dr., Shelby, NC 28150. Early voting ends October 30. The last day to apply for an absentee ballot for voters who expect to be unable to vote on Election Day due to sickness or physical disability is November 1. Deadline for receipt of mail-out absentee ballots is November 2. Mail-out absentee ballots must be postmarked by Nov. 2 and received no later than November 5 at 5 pm.

Election results will be made available on Election night on the NC State Board of Elections website: /?election_dt City of Kings Mountain’s municipal elections were postponed to March 8, 2022, during the Primary Election, due to information related to 2020 U.S. Census results that impact Ward lines being received late. See early voting hours on page 3A

Three polling locations have been moved: Old Location New Location Central United Methodist Mauney Memorial Library Church 100 S. Piedmont Ave. Kings Mountain, NC 28086 Restoration Learning Center Buffalo Baptist Church

Walls Memorial Baptist Church 2223 Elizabeth Ave. Shelby, NC 28150 Macedonia Missionary Baptist Ch. 235 AW Black St. Waco, NC 28169

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On Monday, October 18, Assistant City Manager Nick Hendricks and consultant Richard Flowe of NFocus, Inc., along with members of the city’s staff and council members, met with stakeholders on the patio of 133 West regarding the downtown Streetscape plan. In February’s city council meeting, the $1.5M plan was approved with plans for the first phase of the project to be completed by November. Due to a variety of challenges, the Streetscape project was pushed off several times and, aside from removing the trees

along Battleground Avenue and Mountain Street, few outward signs can be seen. However, the task of slip-lining of pipes along both streets in the downtown core has been completed. With winter coming, Hendricks explained that the project has now been divided into three sections: Phase IIA focuses on Mountain Street, Phase IIB includes Battleground Avenue, and Phase III concentrates on Railroad Avenue. By dividing the project into three sections, work on nonstate roads can move forward even if there are delays on Battleground Avenue. Stumps along Battleground Avenue will be

ground down in the coming week and the city will start the bid process by advertising in the Herald and on the city’s website. Once contractors are chosen, the work will begin in the spring as soon as weather permits. The goal is to have received bids and chosen contractors by the city council in the December. “We hope to have everything ready to go so the project on Mountain Street can be completed in 90 to 120 days once construction starts,” Nick Hendricks told the group. Due to current supply chain issues, it is the city’s hope that materials can be ordered early in anticipation of project procurement.

Halloween Movie Nights Thursday and Friday City of Kings Mountain’s Pumpkin Palooza at Patriots Park wraps up this week with two events scheduled on Thursday, Oct. 28 and Friday, October 29. Thursday’s movie is Hocus Pocus. This Walt Disney Pictures film features Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy and shares the story of a curious youngster moves to Salem, where he struggles to fit in before awakening a trio of diabolical witches that were executed in the 17th century. At 6:00 p.m., meet live, interactive characters from the movie, along with some other spooky friends! There’s free trick-or-treating and fun in store, too. The movie starts at 7:00 p.m. on the big screen at Liberty Falls Amphitheater

in Patriots Park. Friday’s Bonus Feature is the iconic classic, It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown with a special showtime at 5pm. One ticket reserves a pod for up to 10 people. A limited number of pods are available for each night. These free tickets must be reserved to control crowd size and safety. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: • Tickets must be redeemed to view each movie • Patrons of up to 10

per family will be assigned a 10ft area to view each movie • Patrons must stay in their own viewing areas • Patrons are responsible for bringing a blanket or lawn chairs for the viewing area • No outside food is allowed at this event. A concession vendor will be on hand to sell. • Free parking is available throughout the downtown

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Bennie Sue Beam KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – Bennie Sue Beam, 74, of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away on October 22, 2021 at Atrium Health Carolina’s Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. She was born in Cleveland County, NC, the only daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin Sessoms Jr and Betty Jo Hartsoe Sessoms and was preceded in death by two brothers, Randy and Scott Sessoms. Bennie was a dedicated follower of Christ and showed her love for people daily. She was an avid UNC fan and loved watching basketball and football. Bennie enjoyed watching movies based on real life events. She always looked forward to her yearly trip to the mountains with her aunts. Bennie loved to read and enjoyed working crossword and word search puzzles. Her kindness and love will be missed dearly by her loving family. She is survived by daughter: Sherry Beam Asbury (Robert Ward), Kings Mountain, NC; granddaughter: Courtney Asbury (Don Catherman), Kings Mountain, NC; brothers: Doug Sessoms and Don Sessoms (Denise), both of Kings Mountain, NC; Aunt: Jean Smith, Blacksburg, SC and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM in the parlor of Harris Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bennie’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association at 222 S. Church Street, Charlotte, NC 28202 or to the American Diabetes Association at 1300 Baxter Street Ste. 150, Charlotte, NC 28204. Guest register is available at: Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain, NC is in charge of arrangements.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

■ POLICE ARRESTS OCT. 7: Lausaundra Gail Toms, 38, 5031 Pennington Place, 44, two counts driving while license revoked, not impaired, order for arrest, $500 secured bond. OCT. 7: Christian Kent Hogsed, 26, 1016 Second Street, assault on a female, $1,000 secured bond. OCT. 7: April Lynn Humphries, 42, 117 Lake Montonia Road, felony possession methamphetamine, possession drug paraphernalia, driving while license revoked, misdemeanors, $10,000 secured bond. OCT. 8: Buffy Lynn Smith, 49, 1016 Second Street, assault inflicting serious injury, communicating threats, $2, 500 secured bonds. OCT. 8: Anthony Kendale Hall, 31, 803 Jackson Street, driving while license revoked, fictitious alt. title, registration, tag, $500 secured bond. OCT. 8: Kiana Quran Hargrove, 43, Gastonia, DUI, $ 1,500 secured bond. OCT. 9: Daniel Christopher Worthy, 57, Mount Holly, NC, driving while license revoked, no vehicle insurance, expired tag, $3,000 secured bond. OCT. 9: Betty Ann Koth, 56, Bessemer City, driving while license revoked, fictitious tag, assault with a deadly weapon, $3,500 secured bond. OCT. 11: Nathan Jerome Jontae Howie, 18, 405 E. Parker Street, assault on a female, two counts; breaking and entering, no bond, domestic violence. OCT. 12: Donald Wesley Sellers, 55, Kings Mountain, outstanding parole violation, no bond. OCT. 12: Kevin Lee Lynch, 45, 7009 Richmond Drive, assault on a female, no bond. INCIDENTS OCT. 9: A resident of Canterbury Road reported that a storage outbuilding was broken into and that over $4,000 in various household goods were stolen. OCT. 9: A resident of Shelby reported that a 2007 Honda Accord, a black iPhone, and wallet were stolen from a convenience store parking lot on N. Piedmont Avenue. OCT. 11: A resident of Raintree Drive reported that two tires on her 2000 Dodge were deflated with a cutting instrument on York Road. CITATIONS OCT. 5: Amanda Johnson, 41, Grover, expired tag, no inspection. OCT. 5: Sharene Surratt, 44, 612 Charles

Street, 27, expired tag, no inspection OCT. 6: Jerry Ray Mauney, 36, 122 Kings Oak Circle, 101, delay and obstruct, flee scene of accident, revoked license, no vehicle insurance, fictitious tag, no registration, borrowed tag, careless driving. OCT. 7: Reginald Singleton, 35, Grover, expired tag. OCT. 7: Stephen Zachary Collins, Grover, no vehicle insurance, impeding normal movement of traffic. OCT. 9: Logan Lee Lovelace, 23, Bessemer City, expired tag, no vehicle inspection. OCT. 9: Courtney Young, 29, Bessemer City, allowing unlicensed driver to operate vehicle. OCT. 9: Jammie Lee Webber, 47, 1800 Alpine Drive, revoked driver’s license. OCT. 10: Stephen Ray Fowler, 31, 1104 Long Creek Road, no vehicle registration, no insurance, fictitious tag, no new certificate of title. WRECKS OCT.6: Officer Butler cited Jerry R. Mauney, 1222 Kings Oak Circle 101, with driving while license revoked, fictitious registration, no vehicle insurance and careless and reckless driving after an accident in which Mauney fled the scene. Butler was conducting a traffic stop on NC 161. Mauney turned his 1998 Toyota onto Lynn Street and exited the vehicle fleeing on foot with the car in reverse. The vehicle backed across Highway 161 and eventually stopped after hitting a residential structure and landscape at 824 Cleveland Avenue. Property damages were estimated at $2,700. OCT. 7: Officer Butler said Elden Biddix, 143 Stony Ridge Road, operating a 2014 Chevrolet, backed into a 2015 BMW operated by David Lee Roberts III, 117 Urban Drive, at a parking spot on York Road. Property damages were minor. OCT. 7: Officer Howard cited Stephen Zachary Collins, Grover, operating a 2014 Jeep, with no vehicle insurance and impeding traffic, after an accident involving the Jeep and a 2015 FRHT operated by Cedric Braziel, Theodore, AL, on I-85 South. Witnesses said Collins was traveling below the speed limit in heavy traffic and the truck driver attempted to slow and used the right shoulder to slow further and avoid striking the rear of the Jeep. Just after the two vehicles impacted, according to witnesses,

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Collins began recording a video of the vehicles passing his vehicle on the right shoulder Property damage to the Jeep was estimated at $1,000 and no damage to the truck. OCT. 9: Officer Childers said Amari Lashay Simmons, 221 Churchill Drive, operating a 2021 Nissan, fell asleep at the wheel on West King Street and his vehicle hit a DOT utility pole which broke at the base and brought down wires. Property damage was estimated at $11,000. OCT. 9: Officer McKinney said Emily Ledford Cloninger, 304 Silver Street, operating a 2018 Mercedes Benz, reported that a driver in a white passenger vehicle backed from a parking space on Gold Street and hit her car and left thei scene. Property damage was estimated at $2,500. OCT.11: Officer Butler cited Kentayvious Arvad Gershom Williams, 209 Lackey Street, with failure to reduce speed to avoid a collision after the 2017 Hyundai he was driving hit a 2013 Ford operated by Joseph Putnam, 100 N. Gaston Street. The accident happened on US 74 Business at Gaston Street. Property damages were estimated at $12,500. OCT. 11: Officer Carpenter said Edwin Marion Earle Ryder, 111 Holstein Lane, operating a 2003 Toyota and backing from a parking space at 500 Phifer Road, hit a parked 1999 Honda owned by Chantho Siphanthone, 1523 S. Battleground Avenue. Property damage was estimated at $1,700. OCT. 11: Officer Butler said John Grier, 424 Margrace Road, operating a 1997 Ford, was backing a small trailer on the sidewalk to a flight of stairs that led to an apartment at the intersection of Cansler and Gold Streets. Grier pulled back onto the road and hit a large flowerpot at 1013 N. Piedmont Avenue. Property damage was estimated at $500.

Bring the kiddos and drive thru Kings Mountain Baptist for Fall fun Sunday night. Photo provided

KM Baptist holds Fall Fun drive thru Oct. 31 Sunday October 31, Kings Mountain Baptist Church is holding a treat bag drive thru at 101 West Mountain Street in Kings Mountain. The event starts at 5 pm. There will be direc-

tions on how to drive thru and everyone will be able to stay in their cars and be safe. Join us for a unique way to celebrate Fall Fun. they will be open until treat bags run out.

NC HOPE Program marks first year and more than a half-billion in rent and utility awards The N.C. Housing Opportunities and Prevention of Evictions (HOPE) Program marked its Oct. 15 one-year anniversary with more than a half-billion dollars in pandemic relief funds awarded to North Carolina landlords and utility companies on behalf of vulnerable families. In total, HOPE has awarded $520.2 million to 135,213 families with more than $461 million of that amount already paid to landlords and utility providers across the state. The HOPE Program continues to rank #2 in the nation for number of households served, while North Carolina overall ranks #6 for spending of federal Emergency Rental Assistance money. The HOPE Program supports housing stability during the pandemic by preventing evictions and utility service disconnections. “In its first year, the HOPE Program has helped more than 135,000 North Carolina families stay safe and warm in their homes during the pandemic,” said Governor Roy Cooper. “HOPE will continue to pay landlords and utility companies to keep low-income renters in their homes with the lights on as we recover in the months ahead.” In addition to supporting safe housing during the pandemic, the HOPE Program

has provided an economic boost to landlords who experienced financial setbacks due to COVID-19. During the second phase of HOPE that began May 17, the program has mailed checks to 30,727 landlords and more than 5,500 landlords have contacted HOPE to refer tenants. The program continues to accept landlord referrals of tenants struggling to pay rent due to the pandemic. Landlords may submit tenant names and contact information through the HOPE Program website or by contacting the HOPE Call Center at 888-9ASK-HOPE (888-927-5467). A program specialist will then follow up with the tenant to help start the application process. HOPE is still accepting applications for rent and utility bill assistance from low-income renters in 88 counties. Applicants can apply online at or call 888-9ASK-HOPE (888927-5467) Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Both English- and Spanish-speaking representatives are available to assist callers. The HOPE Program is managed by the N.C. Office of Recovery and Resiliency, a division of the Department of Public Safety. To learn more, visit

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Catawba Two Kings Casino raises $10,000 for local organization assisting people with disabilities Catawba Two Kings Casino in Kings Mountain, N.C. – through its new and ongoing Share Change program – has raised $10,000 for the Cleveland County Fund for Children and Adults with Disabilities. The casino, which features 500 slot machines in a pre-launch temporary facility, launched the Share Change program several weeks after its July 1 opening. The proceeds for the Cleveland County Fund for Children and Adults with Disabilities were raised through Sept. 30. Casino patrons donated the remaining change on slot vouchers, dropping them in wishing wells and large ticket barrels located on the casino floor. The Share Change program represents the Catawba Nation’s first charitable ini-

tiative with the new casino. New charitable recipients will be designated every three months, with two organizations – Cleveland County Hospice and the Cleveland County Partnership for Children – set to receive funds raised this month through Dec. 31. “The Catawba Nation and our Catawba Two Kings Casino are committed to making a positive change in our local communities, and the Share Change program is a way for us to begin fulfilling that commitment,” Catawba Assistant Chief Jason Harris said. “We thank our casino patrons for their generosity and are thrilled to provide these funds to such a worthy cause as assisting adults and children with disabilities.” The fund, a service of the Junior Charity League of

Shelby, provides emergency financial assistance to individuals and families living with a disability. One example of how this fund helps is to provide orthopedic equipment to adults and children who may be financially challenged and unable to obtain these necessities. The Junior Charity League of Shelby was established in 1934 as a non-profit organization with its primary purpose to raise funds to provide necessaries such as clothing, fuel, food, medications, or any other needs that arise for the children and citizens of Cleveland County. “On behalf of the Junior Charity League of Shelby, we would like to thank Catawba Two Kings Casino patrons for their donations,” league representative Jennifer Reynolds said. “With these funds,

Dwayne Rogers (second from right), a council member on the Catawba Nation Executive Committee, presents a check for $10,000 to Jennifer Reynolds (center) of the Junior League of Shelby for the Cleveland County Fund for Children and Adults with Disabilities. The funds were raised by the Catawba Two Kings Casino from patron donations. At the Oct. 18 presentation were (L-R) Trent Troxel, vice president of the Catawba Nation Gaming Authority; Nicole Elmore, vice president of community impact for the United Way of Cleveland County; Reynolds; Rogers; and Catawba Assistant Chief Jason Harris. Photo provided we will work with the United Way of Cleveland County to

help children and adults with disabilities who are in need within our community. Thank you for selecting the fund and for caring for the people of Cleveland County.” Catawba Nation and Catawba Two Kings Casino leaders anticipate that the Share Change program will grow as the casino grows. Construction work began in September to add an addi-

tional 500 gaming machines to the pre-launch facility by year’s end. “With the expansion, our hope is that we will be able to provide even more for area charitable organizations as the number of casino patrons grows and as a result of their continuing generosity,” said Mike Ulizio, president of the Catawba Nation Gaming Authority.

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Get in the Christmas Spirit a little early this year when Kings Mountain Little Theatre presents Lots of Love and A Charlie Brown Christmas Double Feature at Joy Performance Theater in November. Shows are Friday November 5 & 12 at 7:30 pm, Saturday November 6 & 13 at 7:30 pm, and Sunday November 7 & 14 at 3:30 pm. Performances are suitable for young children with short attention spans Join Kings Mountain Little Theater for family friendly, heart-warming stories for the holidays and support local theatre. Enjoy an original, never-before-seen stage show and the classic Peanuts gang all in one night. This 2 for 1 holiday special will set you in the spirit for the upcoming holidays. You are invited to Cletus' tree farm where every tree is cut and carried with "lots of love". You will also fall in love with the Smith

family as they try to celebrate the holidays without their loved one. As both our family and our Christmas trees learn about friendship and family, you will find yourself settling into the spirit of Christmas. Celebrate the true meaning of Christmas with Charlie Brown, Linus, Snoopy, Sally, Lucy, Schroeder, Frieda, Pig Pen, Patty, Shermy, and Violet as they play in the snow, practice the Christmas play, search for a tree, and discover "what Christmas is all about." Tickets are on sale now and are $10 General admission.

Community BBQ Bethlehem United Methodist Church in Cherryville will hold their Community BBQ on Saturday, November 6, 2021, 12:00 noon until. The meu will consist

of: pork-only BBQ, slaw, chips, bun. Drive thru only. Donations will be accpted and appreciated. The church is located at 6753 Hwy. 182, Cherryville, NC.

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Doyle Campbell honored with grave marking ceremony The Mecklenburg and Battle of Kings Mountain Chapters, Sons of the American Revolution, and the Colonel Frederick Hambright Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, conducted a grave marking ceremony honoring Doyle Edward Campbell at Mountain Rest Cemetery on Saturday, October 23, at 11 a.m. Past President, NC SAR James Wood was master of ceremonies. Battle of Kings Mountain Chapter members John Still gave the invocation, David Carl Neisler led the Pledge of Allegiance and Clark Summers led the SAR Pledge. The combined SAR Color Guard presented the Colors. Greetings were brought by the President of the Mecklenburg Chapter Joe Culik, President of the Bat-

DOYLE CAMPBELL tle of Kings Mountain SAR Chapter, Clark Summers, Senior Vice-President of North Carolina SAR Jack Bowman and Col. Frederick Hambright DAR Chapter Regent Robin Masters Meyer. Participating in the dedication of the Compatriot Grave Marker were James Wood and Doyle’s wife of 51 years, Anita Campbell.

Wreaths were presented by North Carolina Sons of the American Revolution, North Carolina Daughters of the American Revolution and Order of Founders and Patriots of America. Following the presentation of wreaths, James Wood gave closing remarks. Doyle was a member of the Mecklenburg Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution and the founding president of the Battle of Kings Mountain Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution. He was the descendant of Joseph Beeler, a patriot who fought at the Battle of Kings Mountain. He was also a member of the US Air Force for four-and-a-half years and served one tour in Vietnam, earning the Bronze Star for Meritorious Service.

November library news By Mari Slaughter November 2 Municipal Elections - Place: Mauney Library Community Room for voters in the Kings Mountain South District. Time: 6:30 am to 7:30 pm November 11 - Closed in honor of Veteran’s Day November 25 – 27 Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday Zoom Storytime with Miss Anne - Register: www. event calendar. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30-11:00 am. Event URL will be sent via registration email. Ages: preschoolers Library Storytime in Person - Register by going to URL: https://www.facebook. com/mauneylibrary event calendar. FridayS, 10:30-11:00 am, Library Community Room. Ages: preschoolers

Zoom Bedtime Storytime - Join event by typing in URL: https://zoom. us/j/96659968320. Fourth Tuesday of every month, 7:30 pm Drop-In Computer Lab for personalized help with any technology questions you may have. Thursdays, November 4 and November 18, Noon – 4 pm, Carolina Room at Mauney Library. Ages: Adults. This project is made possible by funding from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) as administered by the State

Library of North Carolina, a division of the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (IMLS grant number LS-250229-OLS-21). Lego Club - Free build and participate in group projects, snacks provided. Third Thursday of every month, 3:30 – 4:30 pm. Library Community Room. Ages: 6-12 years old Intro to TinkerCAD: Learn the basics of 3D modeling using the free online program TinkerCAD. Registration fequired. Friday, November 19th, 3:30pm – 4:30pm, Library Community Room. Ages Teen to Adult 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

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Pink Hat Luncheon By Loretta Cozart

A few years ago, Chief Lisa Proctor attended the Pink Hat Luncheon with her mom. Chief Proctor is a breast cancer survivor who often shares her story with the community to encourage women to get mammograms and protect themselves against breast cancer. Breast Cancer Awareness Month launched in October 1985 encouraging women to get mammograms and raise money for breast cancer research. “Breast cancer death rates declined 40% from 1989 to 2016 among women. The progress is attributed to improvements in early detection,” according to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. While rates have declined, it still claims thousands of women each year. To protect yourself, it is good to know the statistics about breast cancer and what you can do to protect yourself from the disease. Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. Mammograms are the best way to find breast cancer early, when it is easier to treat and before it is big enough to feel or cause symptoms. Each year in the United States, about 255,000 women get breast cancer and 42,000 women die from the disease.

Chief Lisa Proctor is pictured with her mother at the Pink Hat Luncheon several years ago. Photo provided Men also get breast cancer, but it is not very common. About 1 out of every 100 breast cancers diagnosed in the United States is found in a man. Most breast cancers are found in women who are 50 years old or older,

but breast cancer also affects younger women. Check with your doctor to schedule your mammogram today. It only takes an hour of your day and early detection could save your life.

USDA disaster declarations granted for eighteen western North Carolina counties United States Department of Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack has granted North Carolina’s request for a primary county disaster designation for twelve North Carolina counties following excessive rain and flooding from Tropical Storm Fred that occurred from August 15 through August 17, 2021. Six additional counties were also named as contiguous disaster counties. “Tropical Storm Fred devastated many Western North Carolina communities and I’m grateful for this additional support from the U.S. Department of Agriculture that will help farmers and families get back on their

feet,” said Governor Roy Cooper. “We will continue to work to help North Carolinians in impacted areas have the resources they need to recover from this disaster.” The Department of Agriculture designation makes farm operators in both primary and contiguous counties eligible to be considered for certain assistance including emergency loans from the FSA, provided eligibility requirements are met. Farmers in eligible counties have eight months from the date of the declaration to apply for emergency loans. Residents of these counties may apply for FSA emergency loans online and find

East Gold St. Wesleyan Food Pantry Oct. 28 The Good Neighbors Food Pantry at East Gold Street Wesleyan Church will be open Thursday, October 28th, from 5:30

– 6:15 pm, 701 East Gold Street, Kings Mountain. Drive around to the back of the church.

frequently asked questions at https://www.fsa.usda. gov/programs-and-services/ farm-loan-programs/emergency-farm-loans/index. The disaster declarations cover the primary counties of Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Transylvania and Yancey counties and the contiguous counties of Avery, Burke, Graham, Polk, Rutherford, and Swain counties. The remnants of Tropical Storm Fred dumped several inches of rain across western North Carolina, resulting in devastating flooding and landslides. Six deaths were attributed to the storm that caused record-setting floods along the Pigeon River. The flooding severely impacted many farms, damaging crops and farming infrastructure during harvest time for several crops like tomatoes, peppers, and other vegetables.

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CLT’s “Usher”: A totally teen comedy The works of Edgar Allan Poe are bone-chilling, dark, depressing – nevermore, quoth the raven! This skillful Cherryville Little Theatre adaptation takes a grand mix of Poe’s writing and characters and weaves them together into a teen-savvy comedy loosely based on “The Fall of the House of Usher” but with more laughs and a much brighter ending. Here’s the plot: After the bus breaks down on a dark and stormy night, a bunch of high school students on a field trip are forced to spend the night in the spooky house of Usher.

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But they’re not alone! The spirits of Usher ancestors haunt the halls, cursed to stay trapped in the house forever, unless someone helps the last surviving Usher find the will to truly live life. Along with a healthy dose of entertaining teen drama, “Usher” touches on some weighty issues that haunt the nightmares of most teens – isolation, loneliness, suicide, and peer pressure. But lighten up, it’s a comedy after all! With characters drawn from classics such as “The Cask of Amontillado”,



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“The Tell-Tale Heart”, “Annabel Lee”, and some lesser-known works, there are countless winks, nudges, and nods to the Master of Horror. The House of Usher doesn’t fall at the end in this show, but “Usher” will bring down yours! Performances are as follows: Friday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 30, at 2 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 31. at 3 p.m. General Admission tickets are available at the door for $5.

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This Halloween photo was taken at the second annual Strickland family vacation on October 16, 2021 at Ocean Lakes Family Campground, Myrtle Beach, SC. Pictured L-R the Strickland family are dressed as the Adams Family: Jessie Strickland (Morticia); Maverick Strickland (Uncle Fester); Maysen Mobley (cousin IT); Huntley Strickland (Pugsley) and Matthew Strickland (Gomez). Photo provided

Local ghost stories, myths, and legends for the season This Sunday, October 31, Kings Mountain residents will hear the rustling, patter, and knocking of little ghosts and goblins as Halloween descends once again upon the halls of our city. While these spirited trick-er-treat visitors mean no harm as they issue their pleas for trinkets and tasty delights, there is a history of more disconcerting tales of things more sinister hovering nearby. Our area has a rich history of well-known spooky ghost stories, scary occurrences, and strange phenomenon that have been witnessed by many and suffered by a sad select few. Here, we recount the some to the legendary tales from our area and offer a warning to those who may disregard these warnings. The Journey to the Battle Never Ends – Determined

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specters are often seen in our own Kings Mountain National Military Park. A major turning point in the American Revolutionary War, the Battle of Kings Mountain was a bloody, hard-fought engagement resulting in the deaths of numerous patriot soldiers, and British loyalists alike. At times, the faint spirits of these men can be seen as they eerily ride their horses along the Old Colonial Road leading between Charlotte and the mountain to meet their destinies on the battlefield. Souls Rising from Brown Mountain – Near the Pisgah Forest in Burke County, when the conditions are right, mysterious green orbs can be seen floating up from the mountain, hover around fifteen feet, then suddenly disappear into the night. This unsettling

event appears so often that hundreds have witnessed and even photographed the lights. “The Legend of Brown Mountain” country song by Scott Wiseman and sang by Lulu Belle, immortalized the phenomenon as it rose to the top of the charts in the 1950s. It is speculated that the lights are unsettled souls from Cherokee and Catawba women who are searching for their long-lost husbands who could not be found after a great battle. Others say the lights echo those of lanterns used by 19th Century search party trying to find a missing murdered women from the area who was never found. The Haunting of Hot Springs – Hot Springs, just north of Asheville, is a popular tourist destination where visitors may enjoy the natural warm mineral See SEASON, Page 8A

Happy HALLOWEEN This yard at the 500 block of West Gold St. has a very creative “Halloween” display. The family of skeletons are interestingly posed in different activities every day. The photos were submitted by Reg Alexander. He has nicknamed the family of skeletons the ‘Bone Family’. Several of his friends detour on their way to town just to see what the ‘Bone Family’ is up to and suggested they should be in the Herald. Photos by Pat MaHiney

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A Dreadful Place There is a place that most people don’t enjoy talking about, yet Jesus talked about this place 70 times and it’s men- DANYALE PATTERSON tioned in the New Testament 162 times. It is a place absent of love, peace, and joy, and filled with never-ending, fiery torment, darkness, and pain. According to Matthew 25:41, it was created for the devil and his crew. This dreadful place is called “Hell”. Despite the horrors of hell, many people choose to

go there of their own free will. Jesus states in Matthew 7:13 (NLT), “You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose that way.” Which Way Are You Headed? Attending a church doesn’t make you a disciple of Jesus, no more than sitting in a car garage would make you a vehicle. By the way, I am not saying don’t go to a local church. The point here is that God desires a dedicated heart toward him. He is not impressed with religious activities that are missing an obedient and yielded life. In Luke 6:46 (NLT) Jesus asks,

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“So why do you keep calling me ‘Lord, Lord!’ when you don’t do what I say?” Ponder on the following questions to help you identify if you are headed in the right direction: Do you have a surrendered heart to Jesus Christ that believes and strives to obey the Bible? Do you have godly sorrow for your mistakes, repent of your sins, and yield to God’s will even when it’s difficult? Do you strive to love God with everything within you? The Great Throne According to Revelation 20:11-15, one day everyone will stand before God and be judged. When God opens up the movie curtains of your life

and reveals every unholy or disobedient thought, word, and action of your life, it will be too late to escape the penalty for sin. But there is hope! You can become born again right now through repenting of your sins, believing in the sacrificial offering of Christ (his death, burial, and resurrection), and receiving him as Lord and Savior. Romans 6:23 (ESV) says, “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Allow him to take the reins of your life. You won’t regret it, and you will be prepared for eternity! PRAY THIS PRAYER: “Father I praise you as the righteous judge and lawgiver.

I could never stand before you on my own merit. I am sin-infected and sin-contaminated. My best efforts are like greasestained rags. Without Jesus, I am headed in the wrong direction. Please, forgive me of my sins and hidden faults. Search my heart and take away anything that stands between you and me. Thank you for sending Jesus to take the penalty of sin for me. I choose to surrender to Christ. I believe and receive Jesus as my Savior and Lord. I ask you to fill me with the Holy Spirit. I want to be with you basking in your love and Presence, now and throughout eternity. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.”

Kings Mountain Area Church Directory Emmanuel Independent Baptist Church 102 Canterbury Road 704-730-7855

Good Hope Presbyterian Church 105 N. Cansler Street 704-739-1062

Faith Ablaze Church 1128 S. York Road 704-739-8496

Grace Fellowship 144 West Mountain Street 704-481-8888

Faith Baptist Church 1009 Linwood Road

Grace United Methodist Church 830 Church Street 704-739-6000

Faith Holiness Church Hwy. 161/ Bessemer City Rd. 704-739-1997 Family Worship Center 1818 Shelby Road 704-739-7206

Bethlehem Baptist Church 1017 Bethlehem Rd. • Kings Mountain, NC Advent Lutheran Church, NALC Member 230 Oak Grove Rd. 704-750-0171 Anew Beginning Baptist Church 145 Battleground Dr. 704-473-1372 Ardent Life Church 420 Branch Street 704-739-7700

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

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

Connections Church 306 N. Piedmont Ave. 704-750-4972

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

Cornerstone Church Of God 202 Margrace Road 704-689-4430

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

Arise Church 830 E. King St. Bethlehem Baptist Church 1017 Bethlehem Road 704-739-7487 Boyce Memorial ARP Church Edgemont Drive 704-739-4917

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704-484-1047 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. He will glorify me because it is from me that he will receive what he will make known to you. All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will receive from me what he will make known to you.” John 16:13-15

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Helen Williams Bullock celebrated 104th birthday By Loretta Cozart Helen Williams Bullock celebrated her 104th birthday on Monday, October 25. Most who know Helen are aware that she and her husband, Welford Bullock, returned to Kings Mountain to care for her sister, Maud William’s McGill, when she became ill and needed someone to care for her. Readers might even know that that Helen and Welford lived in his hometown of Seaboard, NC for most of their adult lives. Earlier this month, one of Helen’s former students from Seaboard, Carol M. Hartline, reached out to share details of their life in that community so people in Kings Mountain would know a little more about her life there. This is Carol’s story. “Helen Williams attended WC-UNC, later called Women's College of Greensboro. After graduation from college, she taught at Seaboard High School. Her main subject was Home Economics.” “While living there, Helen became acquainted with Welford Bullock of Seaboard. During the war years, Helen enlisted in the Women's Army Corps (WAC). Welford, like most young men, was either drafted or enlisted. In 1944, they were married in Cleveland County, North Carolina.” “Welford’s brothers, at least three of them, P. A. (as we knew him), Reese, and Welford, married ladies who were schoolteachers. I'm not sure if they all met when the ladies moved to Seaboard to teach, but this seemed to be a good place for young female teachers to meet nice fellows to marry,” she shared. “Welford eventually opened a gas station on Railroad Street and Helen returned to teaching. Along

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Helen as a young woman. Photos provided

Helen Bullock celebrated her 104 birthday on October 25.

Helen Bullock teaching with their work, they were both active in the Seaboard community and at Seaboard Baptist Church. Helen sang a sweet alto and was in the choir for many years. She also taught Sunday School.” Before teaching Carol, Helen also taught Carol’s mother, Irma Foster Moore, and her aunt, Janie Foster. They graduated Seaboard High School in 1948. “When I entered high school, it was my turn to be her student. She taught me Biology, Typing and Home Economics.” “During our second year of Home Economics, our project was to make a suit. I remember quite well how she stayed late several days to help me finish mine. She told

1 c. grated sharp cheese ½ c. mayonnaise 1 med. onion chopped 2 eggs well beaten ¾ cup chopped pecans 1 can cream of mushroom soup ½ c. breadcrumbs

my mother I did very nice work, but it took me a long time to finish a garment,” she wrote. “Mrs. Bullock was also the advisor for the Seaboard High School chapter of the National Beta Club. I greatly enjoyed being a member and we had two great trips to Raleigh and one to Asheville for the annual conferences.” “By 1986, the school had been closed for some time and Helen had retired from teaching. She never had children of her own, but she was part of the ‘village’ of Seaboard that helped bring up a lot of Seaboard kids.” “My mother and Janie were both Helen's students when she first came to Seaboard to teach, before she served in the military and got married. It's amazing to me that she outlived both and so many of her students. She is the only staff member or

teacher from our school who is still living. She has outlived many her students, including seven members of my class, the class of 1964. We only had seventeen students in our class when we graduated.” Helen Williams Bullock has enjoyed an amazing life. She grew up on a farm in Kings Mountain, witnessed the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Kings Mountain, attended Central School when it burned and graduated just after the school reopened in 1937, served in the Women’s Army Corps and worked in intelligence during D-Day. After Welford passed away in 2003, Helen moved to White Oak Manor. She has seen a lot in her 104-years, not the least of which was educating a community of children in a little town called Seaboard in Northampton County, NC.

Cook broccoli, add soup and nuts. Add beaten eggs, onion, and mayonnaise. Pour into greased 1 ½ or 2-quart casserole. Sprinkle with cheese and top with crumbs. Dot with butter. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Serves 8.

1 onion, minced ½ c. Parmesan cheese Combine potatoes, sour cream, soup, garlic salt and onion in large bowl; mix well. Spoon into oblong dish. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Yield: 12 servings.

HASHED BROWN CASSEROLE Johnsie Reavis 1 (2 lb.) frozen hash brown potatoes 2 cans cream of mushroom soup 8 oz. Cheddar cheese, shredded 1 cup sour cream ½ tsp. garlic salt

CANDIED YAMS Dot Jonas 6 medium sweet potatoes 1 ½ sticks margarine 1 ½ cups light brown sugar ¾ cup orange juice Boil sweet potatoes in skins until tender. Peel and cut lengthwise. Lay in Pyrex

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Helen during her service in the Women’s Army Corps.

pan sprayed with Pam. Sprinkle brown sugar over potatoes, slice margarine over potatoes with orange juice. Bake at 325 degrees for 30 minutes. CRISPY BAKED FILLETS Bessie Bumgardner 1 lb. fish fillets Dash of fresh ground pepper 1/3 cup cornflake crumbs ½ tsp. salt 2 Tbsp. oil Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Wash and dry fish fillets, cut into serving pieces. Dip in oil and coat with crumbs. Arrange in

a single layer in a lightly oiled shallow baking dish. Bake for 10 minutes without turning or basting. Yield: 4 servings. Contains approximately 260 calories per serving. BEVERLY’S ROLLS Evelyn Hamrick 2 cups Bisquick 1 stick margarine 1 (8 oz.) carton sour cream Mix. Fill muffin tins. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes at 425 degrees

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CAKE Powdered sugar 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1/4 teaspoon salt 3 large eggs 1 cup sugar 2/3 cup canned pumpkin

FILLING 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened 1 cup sifted powdered sugar 6 tablespoons butter, softened 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Powdered sugar • Heat oven to 375°F. Grease 15x10x1-inch baking pan; line with parchment or waxed paper. Grease and flour paper; set aside. Arrange clean thin, cotton kitchen towel on counter; sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Wiley Herndon Allen and Mary Sue DeVenney were wed on October 19, 1947 at David Baptist Church. The high school sweethearts are celebrating their 74th wedding anniversary. They have three children: Linda A. Scism, Phyllis Jean Moore and Joseph W. Allen and eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

• Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt in small bowl. Combine eggs and sugar in large bowl; beat until thickened. Add pumpkin; beat until well mixed. Stir in flour mixture. Spread batter evenly into prepared pan. • Bake 13-15 minutes or until center springs back when lightly touched. Immediately loosen cake from edges of pan; invert onto prepared towel. Remove pan; carefully peel off paper. Roll up cake in towel while hot, starting with 10-inch side. Cool completely on wire rack. • Beat cream cheese, 1 cup powdered sugar, butter and vanilla in small bowl until smooth. Carefully unroll cake; remove towel. Spread cream cheese mixture over cake. Reroll cake. Wrap in plastic food wrap; refrigerate at least 1 hour. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

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Sheriff Norman offers tips Catawbas and the for a safe Halloween revolutionary war

Soon our streets will be scattered with little ghosts, goblins, and witches trick-or-treating this Halloween. “Halloween should be filled with surprise and enjoyment and following some common sense practices can keep events safer ALAN NORMAN and more fun,” said Sheriff Nor- Cleveland County Sheriff man of Cleveland County. The Sheriff reminds all Cleveland County residents to follow these safety tips: COVID-19: • Follow State and County health policies. • Limit participating in traditional trickor-treating where treats are handed to children who go door to door. • Halloween costume masks are not suitable to provide COVID-19 protection. • Promote the use of hand sanitizer by trick-or-treaters and their families. • Announce if there are any curfews in place. • Encourage social distancing. • Decline having trunk-or-treat where treats are handed out from trunks of cars lined up in large parking lots. • Do not attend crowded costume parties held indoors. • Avoid going to an indoor haunted house where people may be crowded together and screaming. • Discourage going on hayrides or tractor rides with people who are not in your household. PARENTS: • Make sure that an adult or an older responsible youth will be supervising the outing for children under age 12. • Check the sex offender registry at www. when planning your child’s trickor-treat route. You can view maps that pinpoint registered offenders’ addresses in your neighborhood and sign up to get email alerts when an offender moves nearby. • Plan and discuss the route trick-or-treaters intend to follow. Know the names of older children's companions. • Instruct your children to travel only in familiar areas and along an established route. • Teach your children to stop only at houses or apartment buildings that are welllit and never to enter a stranger's home. • Establish a return time. • Tell your youngsters not to eat any treats until they return home. • Review all appropriate trick-or-treat safety precautions, including pedestrian/traffic safety rules. • All children need to know their home telephone number and how to call 9-1-1 in case of emergency. • Pin a slip of paper with the child's name, address, and telephone number inside a pocket in case the youngster gets separated from the group. COSTUME DESIGN: • Only fire-retardant materials should be used for costumes. • Costumes should be loose so warm

SEASON From Page 5A spring water rising from the ground or paddle the French Broad River while enjoying the pleasing mountain countryside. The spring water were considered sacred by Native Americans due to its proximity to Paint Rock, a religious site of the local Cherokees. But, when visitors take a drip in the hot springs water, many claim that a Cherokee appears beside them in the soaking tub. The area is also considered to be cursed as not one, but two different resort hotels built in the area burned down under questionable circumstances in the 1800s. Dancing with the Devil – Within ten miles of Siler City in Chatham County, it is rumored that evil spirits return the same 40-foot plot of land to dance and haunt the area. Nothing will grow

clothes can be worn underneath. • Costumes should not be so long that they are a tripping hazard. • Make sure that shoes fit well to prevent trips and falls. • If children are allowed out after dark, outfits should be made with light colored materials. Strips of retro-reflective tape should be used to make children visible. MOTORISTS: • Watch for children darting out from between parked cars. • Watch for children walking on roadways, medians and curbs. • Enter and exit driveways and alleys carefully. • At twilight and later in the evening, watch for children in dark clothing. FACE DESIGN: • When buying special Halloween makeup, check for packages containing ingredients that are labeled "Made with U.S. Approved Color Additives," "Laboratory Tested," "Meets Federal Standards for Cosmetics," or "Non-Toxic." Follow manufacturer's instruction for application. ACCESSORIES: • Knives, swords, and other accessories should be made from cardboard or flexible materials. Do not allow children to carry sharp objects. • Bags or sacks carried by youngsters should be light-colored or trimmed with retro-reflective tape if children are allowed out after dark. • Carrying flashlights with fresh batteries will help children see better and be seen more clearly. WHILE TRICK-OR-TREATING: • Do not enter homes or apartments without adult supervision. • Walk; do not run, from house to house. Do not cross yards and lawns where unseen objects or the uneven terrain can present tripping hazards. • Walk on sidewalks, not in the street. • Walk on the left side of the road, facing traffic, if there are no sidewalks. TREATS: • Give children an early meal before going out. • Insist that treats be brought home for inspection before anything is eaten. • Wash fruit and slice it into small pieces. • Throw away any candy that is unwrapped or partially wrapped or has a strange odor, color, or texture. HOMEOWNERS/DECORATIONS: • Keep candles and Jack O' Lanterns away from landings and doorsteps where costumes could brush against the flame. • Remove obstacles from lawns, steps, and porches when expecting trick-or-treaters. • Keep candles and Jack O' Lanterns away from curtains, decorations, and other combustibles that could catch fire. • Do not leave your house unattended. Halloween is a fun time in Cleveland County,” Sheriff Norman concluded, "but let’s make it a safe time as well. The major dangers are not from witches or spirits but rather from falls and pedestrian/car crashes."

on the Devil’s Tramping Ground. If an item of nearly any kind is carefully placed within the circle, it is always found missing, or tossed far away the next morning. The Locomotive Disaster that Cannot be Avoided - A train wreck in Iredell County in August of 1891 was a real-life tragedy that some say is repeated each year. Traveling far too fast for the conditions and the curve of the tracks the Western Carolina Railroad train jumped the tracks of Bostain’s Bridge spanning Third Creek and plummeted down a 60-foot chasm claiming 23 souls in the disaster. On the anniversary of the wreck, a lonely phantom seems to return to the grisly scene of the accident, waving his lantern light along the path of tracks giving a warning to the train that was never seen. A terrible crash, the screams and groans of the passengers, and a fran-

tic whistle from the doomed locomotive may sometimes be heard as the souls of the unfortunate travelers relive the disaster each year. An Unwanted Guest Checks In – If you are ever issued a key to room 545 during your overnight stay at Asheville’s historic Grove Park Inn, you might not experience the sound sleep that you are expecting. Perhaps scorned by her lover, a beautiful young debutante tragically slipped and fell to her death from the hotel’s 5th-floor overlook. On regular intervals, guests innocently report encountering a young woman dressed in a pink gown, or perhaps surrounded in a soft pink glow. The kind, fun-loving spirit does not appear to be shy, and she is often very friendly to the guests, especially children, as well as employees of the inn. Visitors don’t often realize the woman is a specter

By Loretta Cozart Part One Most folks in Kings Mountain are familiar with the history of the Battle of Kings Mountain, for which the town took its name. The battle occurred just eight miles south of the city. Some citizens descend from those patriots who fought. And new history reveals a much more active role in this battle by local patriots who marched as far as the Overmountain Men just to fight in their own backyard. In 2016, Col. Frederick Hambright Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution honored three proven black patriots who also partook in this historic battle. We know that Native Americans also fought in the battle of Kings Mountain, as Lyman Draper notes in his book, “Kings Mountain and Its Heroes.” Last week, The Catawba Post newsletter released a story of 50 Catawba warriors, led by Captain Thomas Drennan, and by far the largest single Catawba contingent of the war, that returned to the Carolina backcountry in 1781 under General Thomas Sumter to help wage a vicious guerilla war against Loyalist forces and sympathizers. Drennan’s company provides the most detailed information we have about individual Catawba in the Revolution thanks to a pay bill submitted in 1783 that lists the names of 41 Catawba who were confirmed to have served in the unit (spelling and capitalization as in the original document). Catawbas who fought during the Revolutionary War as proven by the 1783 pay bill include Genl. Newriver, John Brown, Robbin, Willis, Suggar Jamey, Pintree George, Morrison, Henry White, John Cagg, Quash, Littel Mick, Patrick Readhead, Billy Williams, Big Jamey, Billy Cagg, John Connan, Doctor John, Chunkey Pipe, Capt. Petter, Billy otter, Littel Aleck, John Eayrs, Petter Harris, Jacob Earys, billey Readhead, John Tompson, Jove, Pattrick Brown, George Cantey, Jacob Scott, bobb,

until after their encounter, prompting one guest to mention how she appreciated the kind attention of the mysterious woman paid to her children during her stay. Somethings Not Normal in Lake Norman – Many, many swimmers, fishermen, and boaters will no longer venture out onto the waters of Lake Norman, NC. There have been sightings, lots of sights, of something not quite natural lurking just under the surface of this popular manmade lake that was created back in 1963. The locals call the beast, “Normie.” Is it a giant, overgrown garfish? A monstrous, mutated eel? Or is it something not of this world. Regardless, divers and lake dwellers fear this enormous creature which is said to be large enough to swallow a person whole.

James Eayrs, Littel Stephen, Littel Charley, John Celliah, Petter George, George White, Jack Simmons, Billey Scott, Young John, and Tom Cook. The Herald was given permission to reprint this story to add to our understanding of the Revolutionary War in the backcountry and those who fought to defeat the British. The article was written by Ensley Guffey, Archivist, Cultural Services Division, Catawba Nation. Due to its length, the article will run in two parts this week and next. “By the middle of the 18th century, the Catawba Nation was facing multiple crises. The smallpox epidemic of 1738 had killed 50% or more of the Catawba population, and the Nation was only slowly recovering from this loss. Peace between the Cherokee and Iroquois Confederacy allowed Iroquois war parties free passage south to their traditional Catawba enemies, as well as a safe staging area for their raids, while the westward relocation of the Savannah-Shawnee freed that tribe from the colonial interference that had mitigated their warfare against the Catawba.” “Once the Catawba had rebuffed French offers of alliance against the British, the colonies of New France further encouraged and supplied tribes to war against the Catawba. In 1755, Edmund Atkin reported that “I have heard [the Catawba] reckon up Eleven different Nations... who were at war with them at one time.” Finally, the Nation’s trade and agriculture were also suffering repeated blows. Catawba lands had been all but hunted out, particularly of deer whose skins were the primary trade good between the Catawba and white colonists. Hunters had to travel farther and

farther from home, which made them vulnerable to attack from their enemies. Meanwhile, disease and the resultant loss of population had crippled Catawba agriculture simply from loss of labor, and the drought of the early 1750s only made matters worse.” “Fortunately for the Catawba, the competition between the colonial powers of Britain and France was heating up, and their wellearned reputation among both natives and colonists as fierce fighters was unblemished. Two Catawba chiefs of this period were able to use this military reputation as an effective diplomatic tool. Chief Yanabe Yatengway managed to retain Catawba autonomy while cultivating a relationship with South Carolina Governor James Glen that secured the flow of colonial goods and foodstuffs in exchange for a military alliance. His successor, Chief Nopkehi (called “King Hagler”), continued this relationship, but also negotiated with the colonial governments of North Carolina and Virginia, playing the colonial governments against one another as they courted the Catawba, to increase the supply of goods flowing to the Nation. This political dance allowed the Catawba to continue to survive as a Nation, maintaining their independence while underlining their value as an ally.” “When the French and Indian War began in 1754, Nopkehi used the Catawba’s military alliance with the British colonies to keep supplies flowing to the Nation in return for Catawba warriors serving alongside both colonial militias and British regulars. The Nation’s soldiers proved their worth repeatedly on the battlefield. Catawba warriors participated in expeditions into the Ohio River Valley, patrolled the Broad River Valley in the Carolinas, and fought in several major actions against the French-allied Savannah-Shawnee, and against the Cherokee during the Anglo-Cherokee War of 1758-1761.” (To be continued next week.)

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Mountaineers go after second championship of 2021 when Crest charges into Gamble Stadium Friday night Kings Mountain’s Mountaineers can do something Friday night that hasn’t been done in 99 years of football at Central and KMHS – winning two conference championships in the same calendar year. Because of COVID, last fall’s football season was cancelled and moved to late winter and early spring. The Mountaineers went undefeated through the Big South Conference before losing in the second round of the state 3A playoffs. This game, by far, will be the toughest Kings Moun-

tain has had in the BSC this fall. Like the Mountaineers, the Crest Chargers come to town with a perfect conference record and they haven’t had a close game attaining it. “They’ve been really impressive this year,” says KM Coach Greg Lloyd. “They’re as good as anybody you’ll see. They have a big running back (Mari Adams). He’s fast and hard to tackle.” But, he’s just one of many good athletes on the Crest team. “They use two quarter-

backs – one for the ground game and one for passing – and both of them are very dangerous,” Lloyd said. “And,” he added, “their defense is big, strong and aggressive. I can see why they’re good. Their only losses came early in the season to Shelby and Burns but they have improved tremendously since then.” Kings Mountain still has some key players on the injured list, including big defensive standout AJ Richardson who sat out last week’s game at Ashbrook and will miss this week’s

too after having surgery on his hand. Lloyd hopes he will be returning soon. “The key for us this week will be to tackle and get a lot of people to the ball,” Lloyd noted. “We will have to play disciplined football. It would be nice if our offense can stay on the field most of the night. “And, we need to improve our special teams play,” he added. “This will be our toughest game to date, along with Shelby. We have to play really well on both sides of the ball.”

Caleb Holland saw his first action since the second game of the season at Asheville and helped lead the Mountaineers to a 51-0 win over Ashbrook Friday in Gastonia. Photos by Gary Smart

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Myracle Davis (7) is strong along the nets for the Lady Mountaineers. Photos by Gary Smart

KM volleyball sweeps BSC title, opens playoffs with big victory Kings Mountain High’s women’s volleyball team polished off an undefeated conference season last week by winning the Big South with a 14-0 record, and then opened play in the NCHSAA 3A tournament on Saturday with an impressive 3-0 victory over North Da-

vidson at Donald L. Parker Gymnasium. The Lady Mountaineers, 19-2 overall, were scheduled to host East Lincoln last night. A victory would have them hosting the winner of the Central Davidson-Crest game Thursday night. East Lincoln advanced with a

3-0 win over South Point Saturday. The East and West Regional championships will be played November 2, and the State championship November 6 in Raleigh. As usual, Kings Mountain got outstanding play from all of their ladies in

the opening round 25-5, 25-5, 25-8 win over North Davidson. Paige Bagwell provided 30 assists, four kills and three service points. Aaliyah Byers, who recently registered her 1,000th kill over her fourSee VOLLEYBALL, Page 4B

KM’s Thalia Kushman Big South XC champion Kings Mountain runners on the men’s All-Big South team were Parker Key who finished fourth, Isaiah Watts, ninth, and Kohen Johnson, 15th. In the women’s race, South Point was followed by Kings Mountain, Stuart Cramer, and Forestview. The Lady Mountaineers had beaten the Lady Red Raiders twice in the regular season, “but they brought out their full team for this run,” KM Coach Rayvis Key noted. Two South Point runners – Maddie Franks and Rachel Tolbert, ran second and third See KUSHMAN, Page 2B

On the third play following the KM kickoff, the Mountaineers’ Quay Sanders picked off a pass and returned it 25 yards for a 13-0 lead. “Our defense played well,” Coach Greg Lloyd said. “They did what they had to do. Ashbrook’s quarterback was out and that hurt them some, but it gave us some momentum coming into the Crest game.” Although they didn’t seriously threaten to score, the Green Wave rallied somewhat after that and had a couple drives that kept the ball away from the Mountaineers. KM did drive to the Green Wave 17 early in the second quarter but missed a field goal. After the KM defense See ASHBROOK, Page 2B




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Kings Mountain’s Thalia Kushman leads the pack in last week’s Big South championship cross country meet at Ashbrook High School in Gastonia.

Kings Mountain’s Thalia Kushman ran a 22:05 to win the women’s race and also the Big South Conference Cross Country Player of the Year Award in the annual conference meet last week at Gastonia Ashbrook. Even though the two Kings Mountain teams didn’t win a team title - those went to the South Point women and Stuart Cramer men - they did place eight runners on the All-Conference teams. Joining Kushman on the ladies’ team were Divinity Ervin in fourth place, Brooke Waseman ninth, Nicole Poston 12th and Sindy Ulloa 14th.

It took Kings Mountain just four plays – and the first of those was an incomplete pass – to go 55 yards for a touchdown on their first possession and they continued to “roll the Wave” just about all night in a 51-0 Big South victory over Ashbrook Friday night in Gastonia. The win was the eighth straight for the Mountaineers and puts them in the Big South Conference championship game against the Crest Chargers Friday at 7:30 at KM’s John Gamble Stadium. After that incompletion, Micah Ward ripped through the Wave twice for 46 yards to set up a nine-yard touchdown run by Zay Smith with only 2:51 gone off the game clock.

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GO MOUNTAINEERS! Quay Sanders scores on a pick six for the Mountaineers in Friday’s 51-0 win over the Ashbrook Green Wave. Photos by Gary Smart

Zay Smith turns the corner on the Ashbrook defense in Friday’s win in Gastonia.

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held the Wave to three and out again, Mountaineer fans got a welcomed surprise when running back Caleb Holland, who had not played since suffering an injury in the second game of the year at Asheville, came onto the field. With the Mountaineers starting at their own seven after an Ashbrook punt, Holland ripped through the line for 11 yards and on the very next play quarterback Lamont Littlejohn hit D’Andre Hoyle behind the Ashbrook secondary with an 83-yard catch and run TD. Bryson Brown passed to Curtis Simpson for a two-point conversion and a 21-0 lead. “It was nice to have Caleb back out there playing,” said Lloyd. “He looked good and quick. All of our backs ran hard and the offensive line continues to improve.” Taking over with 1:32 remaining in the half, Holland carried three straight times for 28 yards and a first down at the Ashbrook 22 with 48.8 seconds left on the clock. A screen pass to Hoyle got the Mountaineers to the nine, but penalties set them back to the 38. Facing third and goal, Hoyle went deep but was surrounded by two Ashbrook defenders inside the five yard line. The ball actually tipped off both Ashbrook players’ fingers and Hoyle grabbed it for the TD and a 28-0 halftime lead. A 23-yard reception by Jake Lloyd and several big gains by Holland and Ward had the Mountaineers deep

Kings Mountain High’s cheerleaders all smiles after a big win over the Ashbrook Green Wave Friday night in Gastonia.


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in Ashbrook territory again but they lost a fumble at the 12. Facing third and 17 from their own 10, Ashbrook’s quarterback was scrambling to try to pass and threw the ball out of bounds from his own end zone, resulting in a safety and a 30-0 KM lead. The Wave had to kick off from the 20, and a Smith return set the Mountaineers up at their own 48. Holland carried twice for 30 yards and Ward twice for 11 for a first and goal at the Ashbrook 12. Three carries by Holland resulted in a touchdown and Jaden Ellis’s PAT ran the score the 37-0. On the first play following the ensuing kickoff, Peyton Fisher scooped up an Ashbrook fumble and hauled it 65 yards for a touchdown and a 44-0 KM lead at the 5:07 mark of the third quarter, resulting in a running clock. After another three and out for the Wave, KM took over on its own 38. Jonah Patrick hit Bryson Brown with a 17-yard pass on the final play of the third quarter, and on the third play of the fourth period Patrick hit Fisher with a 19-yarder and a first down at the Wave 24. With 6:20 left in the game, Smith scored on a two-yard run and Ellis booted the PAT for the final 51-0 margin. Holland finished with 140 yards rushing to lead the KM attack and Ward, who spent most of his time on defense, added 60 yards in just six carries. Overall, the Mountaineers finished with 233 yards rushing and 232 passing. Hoyle finished with three catches for 133 yards.



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Kings Mountain’s Immanuel Feemster runs behind the blocking of Kylei Anderson in Friday’s JV season finale at Crest. KM won 20-16 to run the table in Big South Conference play.

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JV Mountaineers take a time out during last week’s season finale against Crest. Mountaineers won 20-16.

JV Mountaineers beat Crest 20-16 in season finale, sweep Big South and finish with overall 8-1 record Kings Mountain scored on its first three possessions to take a quick 20-0 lead, but it took a pass interception by Curtis Simpson at the five yard line to clinch a 20-16 victory over Crest in the JV season finale Thursday night at the Chargers’ stadium. The victory gave Coach Diron Bell’s Mountaineers a final record of 6-0 against Big South Conference teams and 8-1 overall. They were originally scheduled to face the Ashbrook Green Wave Thursday but that game, as well as the Chargers’ scheduled game with Hunter Huss, was cancelled. The win also gave the JVs a record of 12-1 during the 2021 calendar year. In an abbreviated four-game schedule in the spring the Mountaineers went undefeated with victories over all three Cleveland County schools and South Point. The fall 2020 season was cancelled due to COVID. On the game’s opening possession, CJ Houser broke a 61-yard run to the Crest 10 yard line to set up a three-yard touchdown run by Thomas Fair. After Max Thompson’s point-after from placement the Mountaineers appeared to be taking command. After the defense held the Chargers to three and out, it took just four more plays for the Mountaineers to complete a 77-yard drive with Houser scoring on a 37-yard pass from quarterback Kylei Anderson. Again, Thomp-

son split the uprights for a 14-0 lead. After the ensuing kickoff, Crest fumbled on its first play and KM took possession at the Chargers’ 12 yard line. Zayvion Wilson’s oneyard run gave the Mountaineers their 20-0 lead. Crest got on the scoreboard for the first time with 2:02 left in the half when a high snap on a KM punt attempt sailed out the back of the end zone for a safety. Then, things began happening fast for the Crest offense. Tate Ruff returned the Mountaineers’ kickoff for a touchdown, and then ran a two-point conversion to cut the score to 20-10. That score stood until halftime, but on the first series of the second half the Chargers romped 63 yards in eight plays to score on a two-yard run. Their twopoint conversion pass attempt was intercepted by Zayvion Wilson, and with 6:43 left on the third quarter clock the scoring was over. But, not the excitement – and the jitters! Crest was able to march to the KM 30 before Curtis Simpson intercepted a pass. But, again, the Crest D held. The Mountaineers threw Ruff for a two-yard loss to end the third quarter and the Chargers had to punt the ball away with nine minutes left in the game. The Mountaineers appeared to have the game in hand after a 12-yard run by

KM’s Zavion Wilson looks for running room against a good Crest defense in last week’s JV season finale at Crest. KM won 20-16. Anderson gave them a first down at the 48 with just over two minutes left on the clock. But Crest recovered a fumble at the KM 48. Three plays later, KM got a big sack at midfield, but was penalized for a late hit and Crest was on the KM 37 with a first and ten. The Chargers went for the bomb but Simpson made the big interception at the five with 1:24 remaining. With the Chargers out of time outs, the Mountaineers took a knee twice to run out the clock.

KMMS golf third in county, sixth in conference tourney Kings Mountain Middle’s golf team ended its season last week with a third place finish in the Cleveland County tournament and sixth place finish in the nine-team TriCounty Conference tournament. The Patriots shot a 195 in the county match. Burns finished first with a 181.

KMMS was led by Jordan Buckner and Cameron Laye with 45s. Joseph Johnson shot 48, Brantley Deaton 57, and Mylin Eckard and Eli Caldwell 58 each. Medalist was Minyan Ou of Burns with a 39. Buckner led the Patriots with a 45 in the conference championship tournament

at Lincoln Country Club. The team score was 195. Laye and Johnson both shot 48s. Caldwell had a 54, and Eckard and Lance Miller each shot 61. Rutherford County Middle School was the team champion with a 173. Individual champion was Brandon Bolinger of East Lincoln Middle with a 34.

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VOLLEYBALL From Page 1B year varsity career, added 17 more to her total while also providing six digs, two blocks and seven service points. Meile Songaila had her usual strong performance with 10 kills, three serve receptions and two blocks; as did Caroline Barber with 21 service points, three serve receptions and five digs. In their final regular season game at Crest, the Lady

Mountaineers won their 14th straight BSC game over a talented Crest squad, 2517, 25-23, 25-15. One of the amazing accomplishments of this BSC season was that the Lady Mountaineers did not drop a single set. Songaila led the way with 14 kills, two assists, three serve receptions, 16 digs, 15 service points and two blocks. Byers provided 14 kills, four digs, one block and six service points. Bagwell had five kills, 31 assists, nine digs, three blocks


and four service points. Myracle Davis had five kills, five digs and six blocks. Barber had five assists, 15 serve receptions, nine digs and six service points. In JV action, the Lady Mountaineers finished off a 9-2 Big South and 14-3 season with a 25-11, 25-12 victory over Crest. Sara Kate Bridges had nine service points, 20 assists, three digs and two kills. Alexa Jones had three service points, nine kills and four digs. London Brown provided 10 service points, four kills, five serve receptions and three digs. Addi Peeler had eight service points, eight serve receptions and four digs.

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Aaliyah Byers is about to make a powerful return in Saturday’s playoff game at Donald L. Parker Gymnasium. Photos by Gary Smart

Having qualified on 11th of October, 2021 as Administratrix of the Estate of ROY EDWARD SPURLING, 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 Mitzi S. Springle, Administratrix on or before the 20th day 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 20th day of October, 2021. Mitzi S. Springle, Administratrix Estate of: Roy Edward Spurling 80 S Creekcrest Court Angier, NC 27501 KMH (10/20, 27, 11/03 & 10/2021)


Paige Bagwell sets up a teammate in Saturday’s first round NCHSAA playoff victory at the KMHS gym.

Lily Gold (2) goes high to keep the ball in play for the Lady Mountaineers.



Having qualified on 4th of August, 2021 as Administrator of the Estate of PHILIP AUBREY PINNELL, 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 McIntyre Elder Law Firm, 233 E. Graham Street, Shelby, North Carolina, on or before the 13th day 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.






Having qualified on 11th of October, 2021 as Executrix of the Estate of KENNETH WILLIAMS, 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, Misty Williams Vernon, Executrix on or before the 20th day 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.

Having qualified on 3rd of September, 2021 as Administratrix of the Estate of REBECCA S. HUNT, 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 Twyla J. Ledbetter, Administratrix on or before the 27th day 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.

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LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 30th of September, 2021 as Executor of the Estate of BETTY LOUISE PETERSON; AKA, BETTY McCORKLE PETERSON, 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, Clarence Richard Pack, Executor on or before the 20th day 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 20th day of October, 2021. Clarence Richard Pack, Executor Estate of: Betty Louise Peterson; AKA, Betty McCorkle Peterson 1608 S. Post Rd. Shelby, NC 28152 KMH (10/20, 27, 11/03 & 10/ 2021)







Having qualified on 24th of September, 2021 as Administrator CTA of the Estate of BOBBIE HAYES, 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 McIntyre Elder Law Firm, 233 E. Graham Street, Shelby, North Carolina, on or before the 13th day 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 13th day of October, 2021.

Having qualified on 20th of October, 2021 as Executrix of the Estate of DAVID B. WOODS; AKA, DAVID BARRY WOODS, 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, Tiffini Molesky, Executrix on or before the 27th day 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 27th day of October, 2021.

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Having qualified on 21st of April, 2021 as Administrator of the Estate of MARLENE GRACE ADAMS GOLD, 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 McIntyre Elder Law Firm, 233 E. Graham Street, Shelby, North Carolina, on or before the 20th day 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.

Having qualified on 25th of August, 2021 as Administrator of the Estate of JANICE MARY ROBINSON, 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 McIntyre Elder Law Firm, 233 E. Graham Street, Shelby, North Carolina, on or before the 13th day 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.

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KINGS MOUNTAIN CITY COUNCIL NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Wednesday November 10, 2021 6:00pm Notice is hereby given that the Kings Mountain City Council will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 6:00 pm at CITY HALL in the City Council Chambers, located at 101 W Gold St Kings Mountain, NC to consider a Developer Agreement and Level Four Incentive Agreement for TKC-MLC KING’S MOUNTAIN SITE, LLC, a North Carolina limited liability company to construct a speculative building at an estimated cost of $50,000,000. The property includes property in Gaston County, parcel numbers 154151, 154309, 154311, and 154315. A draft of the development agreement is available in the City Clerk’s office for review. The meeting will be open to the public for those wishing to attend. Social distancing and face masks required during Public Meetings and Public Hearings.

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KM freshman golfer Watson plays in Western 3A Regional

Meile Songaila serves for the Lady Mountaineers in Saturday’s playoff game at Parker Gym.



STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 15th of October, 2021 as Co-Executor and Co-Executrix of the Estate of YVONNE GARDNER PARKER; AKA, YVONNE PARKER, 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, Hazel Gerome Parker, Co-Executor and/or Arlene Roberts, Co-Executrix on or before the 20th day 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 20th day of October, 2021. Hazel Gerome Parker, Co-Executor Estate of: Yvonne Gardner Parker; aka, Yvonne Parker 219 Branchwood Circle Kings Mountain, NC 28086. And/or Arlene Roberts Estate of: Yvonne Gardner Parker; aka, Yvonne Parker 115 Roberts Farm Road Kings Mountain, NC 28086 KMH (10/20, 27, 11/03 & 10/ 2021)

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 20th of September, 2021 as Executrix of the Estate of BILLY DEAN NALLEY, 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, Ashley Page, Executrix on or before the 6th day 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 6th day of October, 2021. Ashley Page, Executrix Estate of: Billy Dean Nalley 104 Billet Dr Shelby, NC 28152

Kings Mountain High freshman golfer Kaliyah Watson shot a 106 to tie for 32nd place in last week’s Western Regional tournament at Glen Oaks Golf Club in Maiden. “Unfortunately, she didn’t qualify for the 3A state championship but she gained some good experience in this tournament,” said KM Coach Kevin Moss. “She was able to see what she needs to do in preparation for the 2022 golf season and make it to the state championship. “She had a very successful freshman year,” Moss added. “She was a match medalist for one conference match and co-medalist for another. She finished fifth overall individually in the conference, made the All-Conference team and qualified for the 3A Western Regional tournament.

“She loves to practice,” he added, “and has made great strides in her golf game since she started playing in the seventh grade. Most importantly, she is a good student and has a great attitude about everything. She always has a positive outlook.” Moss and Watson are appreciative to Kings Mountain Country Club for allowing them to practice and have matches there. “Ken Nantz and his staff always accommodate both our golf programs to make sure we can practice and host matches,” Moss said. “They always find a way for us to host a match even if there is a scheduling conflict. They are really good to the junior players in Kings Mountain.

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Having qualified on 20th of September, 2021 as Executrix of the Estate of SHELIA COLLINS NALLEY, 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, Ashley Page, Executrix on or before the 6th day 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.

Having qualified on 27th of September, 2021 as Administratrix of the Estate of DOROTHY M. CAPPS; AKA, DOROTHY McNEELY CAPPS, 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 Donna Collier, Administratrix on or before the 6th day 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.

Having qualified on 20th of October, 2021 as Administratrix of the Estate of NAOMI MCGOWAN OWEN, 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 Kimberly K. Duren, Administratrix on or before the 27th day 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 6th day of October, 2021.

This the 27th day of October, 2021.

Ashley Page, Executrix Estate of: Shelia Collins Nalley 104 Billet Dr. Shelby, NC 28152

Donna Collier, Administratrix Estate of: Dorothy M. Capps, AKA; Dorothy McNeely Capps 1725 Robinwood Rd. Gastonia, NC 28054

Kimberly K. Duren, Administratrix Estate of: Naomi McGowan Owen 610 Kingsbury Street Shelby, NC 28150

KMH (10/06, 13, 20 & 27/2021)

KMH (10/06, 13, 20 & 27/2021)

KMH (10/27, 11/03, 10 & 17/2021)

This the 6th day of October, 2021.









Having qualified on 7th of October, 2021 as Administratrix of the Estate of DALE EDWARD ROGERS II, 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 Goldie Marie Rogers, Administratrix on or before the 20th day 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.

Having qualified on 14th of October, 2021 as Executrix of the Estate of MARK WILLIAM SUMMEY, 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, Holly S. Stiles, Executrix on or before the 20th day 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 20th day of October, 2021.

This the 20th day of October, 2021.

Goldie Marie Rogers, Administratrix Estate of: Dale Edward Rogers II 131 Blevins Dr Shelby, NC 28150

Holly S. Stiles, Executrix Estate of: Mark William Summey 3406 Rollingwood Dr. Gastonia, NC 28052

KMH (10/20, 27, 11/03 & 10/2021)

KMH (10/20, 27, 11/03 & 10/ 2021)

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 12th of October, 2021 as Co-Executors of the Estate of ERNEST O. LARSEN, 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, Kevin Larsen and/or Keith Larsen, Co-Executors on or before the 20th day of January, 2021 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 20th day of October, 2021. Kevin Larsen, Co-Executor Estate of: Ernest O. Larsen 203 Larsen Road Lawndale, NC 28090 And/or Keith Larsen, Co-Executor Estate of: Ernest O. Larsen 270 Victoria Street Salisbury, NC 28147 KMH (10/20, 27, 11/03 & 10/2021)










Having qualified on 6th of October, 2021 as Executrix of the Estate of CHARLES T. POWELL, 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, Jennifer Bigham, Executrix on or before the 13th day 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.

Having qualified on 12th of October, 2021 as Administrator of the Estate of ISAAC D. SEIGLE, 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, Reginald Seigle, Administrator on or before the 20th day 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.

Having qualified on 6th of October, 2021 as Executrix of the Estate of VICKIE MCSWAIN DIXON, 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, Stacey Glover, Executrix on or before the 13th day 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 13th day of October, 2021.

This the 20th day of October, 2021.

This the 13th day of October, 2021.

Jennifer Bigham, Executrix Estate of: Charles T. Powell 3122 Maiden Hwy Lincolnton, NC 28092

Reginald Seigle, Administrator Estate of: Isaac D. Seigle 2729 Carolina Court. Louisville, TN 37777

Stacey Glover, Executrix Estate of: Vickie McSwain Dixon 1137 Jim Elliot Rd Shelby, NC 28150

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KMH (10/20, 27, 11/03 & 10/ 2021)

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EMPLOYMENT NOW HIRING Roofing Laborer. Call 704-477-0516.


FALL HARVEST SALE/ AUCTION. Sat. Nov. 13, breakfast 8am, auction 9am. Big Springs Church; 534 Big Springs Church Rd, Ellenboro NC 28040.

JIM’S PAINTING SERVICES. Exterior painting only. Free estimates. You will be pleased with our work. We have references. 828-287-9272, (828) 429-7511 CUSTOM BUILT PLAY SETS. Metal/Tarp roof. Playhouse, Sandbox, Swings, Slides, Rock Climbs and more. Delivery available. Union Mills, NC. 301-491-3174. PAINTING SERVICES. Over 25 years experience, affordable prices. Professional results. References available. Free estimates. Charles, or leave message. (704) 435-8062.

LOCK ‘N’ ROLL STORAGE. “ALL NEW” 10’x10’ and 10’x15’ Storage Units Available. Self Store Dawn til Dusk. Secure and Convenient! Located at 1002 Polkville Rd., (Hwy 226 N.) Shelby. Located next to 5 Star Auto Sales. or Call (704) 484-4112

AMAZING ONE DAY SALE! Christmas toys, gifts, decor, decorations and winter clothing at 70-90% off original retail! Most everything in store is only $1.99 & $2.99. The AMAZING SIDE DOOR ONE DAY SALE: Saturday November 6th, 9am-5pm. CASH ONLY at these prices! Next To Mighty Dollar, Forest City. BARGAIN WAREHOUSE 120, LLC. We have a little bit of everything! Live edge wood; Walnut, Oak. We also have furniture, Christmas trees, survival foods, laundry detergent. Come visit our store soon! 758 NC 120. Mooresboro, NC Thursday and Friday 10am to 5pm Saturday’s 10am to 3pm or call for appointment at your convenience. (864) 491-2199

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 TOY SHOW & COLLECTIBLES. Saturday, November 20th, Old Mooresboro School Gym, 308 Main Street, Mooresboro, NC 28114, 9:00AM3:00PM. Admission $5, under 10 free; $25 setup fee, limit 3 tables, bring your own table, setup time 7:00AM-9:00AM. Call 828351-8822 or 704-692-7702.

EMPLOYMENT NOW HIRING Durable Medical Equipment Billing and Sales Associate Full-time. Apply in person at Medical Arts Pharmacy 108 East Grover Street, Shelby, NC 28150 FULL TIME EXPERIENCED AUTOMOTIVE MECHANIC. Apply In Person at 1900 Elizabeth Ave., Shelby, NC (704) 482-0441 ONE ON ONE CARE is hiring for all shifts. Full/parttime hours available. Group homes are 6 beds or less. CNA/Nursing assistant jobs available but not required. No exp. necessary, all trainings included. Please apply in person at 203 Lee St., Shelby. FULL TIME MAINTENANCE MAN NEEDED. Maintain rental properties. Must have valid NC Drivers license. Pay depends on experience. (704) 473-4299 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

IT’S TIME TO TRIM CREPE MYRTLE TREES. Spreading Mulch or Gravel, minor chainsaw work and storm clean-up. I can do many of your outside chores with over 15 years experience all over Cleveland County and stretching to the Forest City area. Nice, honest, dependable, clean, drug-free, he’s an all around great guy and handyman, so call Rob today and see what I can help you with. 980-295-0750. TRIPLE D PAINTING, LLC. All your painting needs. Free estimates. Over 25 yrs experience! Framing, facial boards and much more wood work available! Making your home, building or business look new again. (704) 418-5736 24 HOUR MOBILE MECHANIC. I will come to you to repair any car, lawnmower or tractor. Honest & reliable. (704) 300-2332 CLEVELAND COUNTY GARAGE DOORS. Summer Tuneup Special, $59.95. 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. SHIPMAN’S MASONRY- 48 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Brick, Block & Stone, Outside Fireplaces, Foundations, Underpinnings. “Free Estimates”. 1st Quality Work! (863) 532-1587








2014 HUSTLER ZERO TURN MOWER. 54” Zero Turn Mower. $3000 Firm. Comes with $600 worth of extras: belts, tires, etc. Trailer in photo not included. “ Shown by Appointment Only” Call (704) 6928001

REFRIGERATORS, STOVES, WASHERS, DRYERS. Discount Prices. 1205 Earl Road, Shelby NC. (704) 487-4443

FREE KITTENS to a good home. Approx. 6 weeks old. Call: 704-466-2325

AMAZING ONE DAY SALE! Christmas toys, gifts, decor, decorations and winter clothing at 70-90% off original retail! Most everything in store is only $1.99 & $2.99. The AMAZING SIDE DOOR ONE DAY SALE: Saturday November 6th, 9am-5pm. CASH ONLY at these prices! Next To Mighty Dollar, Forest City, NC 28043

FOR SALE 1982 E-ONE TANKER. 26,100 miles, 1500 gallon tank, 250 GPM Hale Pump. All LED emergency lights. $8,000. Please contact Paul Creasman at (704) 691-4201. 1984 E-ONE PUMPER 59,900 miles, 750 gallon poly tank, 1000 GPM Hale 2 stage pump. All LED emergency lights. $20,000. Please contact Paul Creasman at (704) 691-4201.

16’X40’ OR TWO STORY BUILDINGS BUILT ON SITE. 1 DAY INSTALL. J. Johnson Sales INC. 828-245-5895. HORSE QUALITY HAY. Square and round bales. Call (704) 487-6855 HAY FOR SALE. Square Bales. $4.00 each. Call (704) 739-3165 FIREWOOD FOR SALE. All types already split. Can deliver. Truck & Trailer loads, starting at $75. Will negotiate. 704-466-7623

AQUARIUM/BIRD CAGE/ WEIGHT SET. Aquarium 50 gal with stand / Tall hex bird cage / weight set with bench - $60 each (704) 600-5596 FULL SIZE BROWN BEDROOM SET. VGC. $100 firm. 2 long XL house floor jacks. Paid $150, asking $50. Shelby area. (704) 472-3472 MOVING - USED FURNITURE SALE. Couches, day beds, recliners & antique funiture-much more. 828-6574167 LIKE NEW Men’s Huffy Bicycle. Great Condition. Must See! $50.00 Great Trail Rider. Call 828-782-7221 HAY FOR SALE. 5’x6’ round bales of hay for sale. Call 704472-3051. RAINBOW VACCUM CLEANER for sale with all attachments! Used only 4 times. $2,500. Leave message (704) 735-8998 USED CAMPER TOPS: BUY/SALE/TRADE. Various sizes and styles. 828-9800881. CHRISTMAS IS GOING TO BE Expensive This year! Kids toys at reasonable prices, great condition. If interested call (828) 469-6412

CLEVELAND MEMORIAL PARK BURIAL PLOTS. Total of 4 burial plots. 2x2 (2 separate areas) $600 each or 2 for $1,000 (404) 543-8457 PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS with Scratch Pads! Press Room Printing. 704482-2243. (704) 538-5788 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 KILL ALL YOUR WEEDS! Ranger Pro 2.5 gallon. $44.00. 828-287-3272. ACEPHATE FIRE ANT KILLER. Works great! $12.99. Call 828-287-3272. NEW CANNING JARS with Lids & Seals. $17.67 per case. Call 828-287-3272. PROPANE GRILL TANKS RE-FILLED. Only $10.99. Call 828-287-3272.

YARD SALES CLEVELAND COUNTY NEW SALEM ANNUAL YARD SALE. New Salem Men’s and Women’s Annual Yard Sale Sat., Nov 6th, 2021 from 7:00 AM - 12:00 noon Clothes, Tools, Treasures! at New Salem Church (Formally Hoey Memorial) located at 2300 Hoey Church Road, Shelby, NC 28152 HUGE MULTI FAMILY YARD SALE. Sat Oct 30th, 7am until. You don’t want to miss this! 714 W. Graham St, Shelby, NC 28150

CAN YOU FIND THE LINK? Visit the South’s Largest Online Mall to get your free flashlight. MORGAN’S FIREWOOD. Seasoned Small Stovewood, Cut Split Delivered only $75. Call 828-395-0758 ALL METAL GARAGES. Big Discounts! Zero down. Call for more details. 828-382-0455. FREE FLASHLIGHT WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. The South’s Largest Online Mall has FREE flashlights while supplies last. Visit today! NC4Ever@email. com 12 STRING GUITAR, JBP. Like new. Rosewood neck, Spruce top with case, mahogany body. $140. (864) 6199372 CARPORTS, GARAGES, BUILDINGS, RV, BOAT COVERS IN STOCK. Areas largest on site display. Best selection, quality price. J. Johnson Sales, Inc. 2690 Hwy. 221S., Forest City. 828-245-5895. CRAFTSMAN RADIAL ARM SAW. Older model, works fine, 10” saw. $160. (828) 453-0178 CATTLE GATE 5’X12’. 2 plastic 55 gallon drums. 8”x9.25” stainless pipe. (704) 538-3809 FIREWOOD FOR SALE. Long wheelbase load. Fully loaded. $70.00/load. Delivered. 864-492-4793 or 803627-9408.

RUTHERFORD COUNTY HUGE HOME SALE! Fri., Oct. 29th and Sat., Oct. 30th. (9am til 3pm Both Days). Huge variety of home goods. Items are new or gently used. Estate items like never-used mattress sets, TVs, furniture, housewares, name-brand clothes, & jewelry. Deals to be made! 3630 Whiteside Rd., Forest City, NC 28043

MIXED FIREWOOD. $50 PICKUP load, you pick up. Also cedar logs for milling. 828-606-4447.

MARY JANE HIPP LOOKING FOR Peggy Dimsdale and Ilene McMurry. Call 828305-3272, ask for Charles.

WANT TO BUY WE BUY JUNK VEHICLES. WE PAY TOP DOLLAR FOR VEHICLES RUNNING OR NOT, MUST HAVE A TITLE OR ID. (704) 487-5244 DANNY’S AUTOWERKS. Buying used or junk cars. Competitive prices. Call Danny 828-289-3081 or Jimmy 828-289-1175.

DOG KENNELS. 7x7, 5x10, 10x10, 10x20, 20x20 tops, split kennels. Pickup or we deliver and install available. J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City. 828-2455895. MALE LLAMA for sale or want to buy female llama. Please call 828-248-8060. HEDGEHOGS AND SUGAR GLIDERS HOME. Male and female are available for both babies contact us if interested and for more info (915) 2015269 deanwillson8@gmail. com


LAB MIX PUPPIES for sale. Five females born July 6, 2021. $50.00 each. Call or text 828-429-5067.

CASH FOR YOUR CAR running or not, title or no title. Call Charles Dellinger at Red Road Towing. 704692-6767, (704) 487-0228

1988 FORD RANGER. 6 cylinder, 5 speed, $1600. (704) 692-9117

WANT TO BUY GOLF CARTS! Running or not. Cash paid. Call 704-472-3990.


1998 FORD RANGER XLT. 4.0 engine. 5 speed transmisson. Looks brand new. Call for Price. 704-473-5771.

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 WE BUY USED TRAILERS with Titles. J. Johnson Sales Inc. Call 828-245-5895. WANT TO BUY. ATV’s, PopUp Campers and Small Travel Trailers. Call 828-429-3935.

2008 FORD RANGER Sport. V-6, Automatic, NEW TIRES INSTALLED 1 WEEK AGO. (828) 395-3432 gblanch@

WANTED: OLD AND NEW AMMO. Reloading supplies. Call 828-245-6756 or cell # 828-289-1488. WANT TO BUY CARS, TRUCKS. Trailers, Tractors, Farm Equipment. Must have ID and proof of ownership. Callahan’s Towing. (704) 6921006


2015 GMC YUKON XL DENALI. 4x4, Pearl White, 94,000 miles, Leather, Sunroof, 20” Alloys, Heated & Cooled Seats, $37,500. “Top of the Line!” Call (704) 4820441 2018 MINI HARDTOP 2 DOOR John Cooper Works, 36,000 miles, loaded. $26,000. (704) 419-9705

ENCLOSED TRAILERS IN STOCK! 6’x10’, 6’x12’, 7’x12’ and 7’x16’ contact J. Johnson Sales, Inc., Forest City. (828) 245-5895

4’X5’ ROUND BALES FESCUE HAY. $10 to $40 per Bale. Call for details. (704) 215-0214


DEER CORN, 60 POUND BAG. $9. Callahan Farms. 704-300-5341- Steve; 704472-8865 - Cletus; 704-3005341- Todd (704) 692-1627

REGISTERED BERKSHIRE PIGLETS for sale in Rutherfordton. Born 8/30/21. only $500 each. (828) 755-1323 Wolfridgehomestead@gmail. com

DUMP TRAILERS “WE GOT ‘EM” 6’x10’, 6’x12’ and 7’x14’ (5 & 7 Ton) “All the Options on All! contact J. Johnson Sales, Inc., Forest City. (828) 2455895 UTILITY BUILDINGS, STORAGE BUILDINGS. Steel, Wood, Vinyl. Some fully insulated, 1 to 2 day delivery if buy from stock. Cash or low down payment with monthly payments. No credit ok. J. Johnson Sales INC. 828-2455895. PURE RAW LOCAL HONEY. $18 per quart, $10 per pint. Produced in Rutherford County. Call or text Jackson Corbin, 828-980-1823. FLAG POLES, FLAGS IN STOCK. Pickup or we deliver and install available. J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City. Call 828-245-5895. HAVE A STORAGE BUILDING NOT USING, OUTGROWN IT? Sell it, trade in for new bigger one. We take trades, we buy used buildings. Must be factory built, able to move. J. Johnson Sales INC. 828-245-5895. IVERMECTIN HORSE WORMER $7. Antifreeze $6 per gallon. Hundreds of Saddles on sale now at Bridges Riding Equipment. 5 miles south of Boiling Springs on Hwy 150. Call (704) 434-6389 HORSE HAY FOR SALE $6-square and $40-round. 704-692-6325.

AGRI-FAB TECUMSEH 8HP LEAF VACUUM and limb grinder, $650. 704-460-9762


GUINEA CHICKS $5. BANTAM BABIES $3; Quail 3 to 4 weeks old, hatching eggs, 50% guaranteed hatch. (704) 476-9943

YANMAR 22HP DIESEL TRACTOR. Excellent condition! $4495.00 ‘’NO TRADES’’ Call 4 details (704) 718-9122


Deadline: Friday at 12:00 Noon

RIDING/PUSH MOWERS, GARDEN TILLERS, GOKARTS, MINI-BIKES. Ready to mow. All in excellent condition. Can deliver, 30+ years experience in repair work. 828-980-0853, 704-4769383.

NEW SOUTHERN 5 FT. BUSH HOG. $1,250. 828-2873272.

2007 ITASCA NAVION $15,500. 23ft. Sleeps 5, 2 A/C, 2.7L diesel engine with 20,710 miles, non smoker. Contact: jeffnc@mailrub. net or call (910) 442-8771


PETS & LIVESTOCK GOATS & DOG FOR SALE. Two Nigerian doe goats, 2yrs. old, wormed/had shots. $200 ea.or $375/both. Also,a Teacup Yorkie Poo Chi, blonde, male, 2 1/2 years old,been neutered. $450. 828-3910919. FREE TO GOOD HOME. Pot Belly Pig. You must pick up. 704-692-6649 (704) 7399040 AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES. Australian Shepherd Puppies born 9/6/21. Red Merle, Blue Merle, Black-Tri and Red-Tri puppies available. Call for more information. (828) 308-3710 CKC REG YORKIES. We have 2M, 2F Yorkies available. $850 each Firm. Frentons M/F available $750. Chihuahuas $450. (704) 449-7970 COWS FOR SALE. 4 Black Angus / Holestin Heifers and 1 Black Angus-full. All are approx. 1 year old. Call (704) 685-8565 DONKEYS FOR SALE. Female Donkey and Male Baby. $400 for both. 704-692-8752, 704-692-7362

FOREST RIVER LACROSSE RV $27,000. For Sale 37.5 ft 2016 Lacrosse Luxury Light 337 RKT by Forest River. Extreme Thermal Package. NADA Average Retail = $42,120 Low Retail = $34,940 (704) 472-7236 MICHELEWESSON@GMAIL. COM

MOTORCYCLES & ATVS 1999 HONDA SHADOW SPIRIT 1100. 35,000 miles, black & grey. $2500. (980) 477-7522

2015 POLARIS SPORTSMAN XP 1000. Excellent Condition. Only 1207 Miles (132 Hours) $5500.00 Call (704) 482-0441 CHECK US OUT! CLASSIFIED ADS GET



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VACATIONS TREAT YOURSELF TO A VACATION! “Great Fall Getaway Pricing”. We are a full service travel agency offering Air, Land and Sea Vacations. Call 704-585-1275 now to plan your trip! Expedia Cruises located at 915 South Point Rd. , Suite E, Belmont, NC or visit www.ExpediaCruises. com/BelmontNC OCEAN LAKES MYRTLE BEACH. Cottage N34. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, den, kitchen, dining, covered deck, near country store. Call Dorcas, 803-7182659.

MOBILE HOMES DW 2018 MOBILE HOME For Sale. Never Been Lived In.63 lot, 4BR, 2BA. #3 School District. 980-404-5200.

Date Nov. 13 Nov. 16 Nov. 17 Nov. 23 Nov. 27 Dec. 1 Dec. 2 Dec. 7 Dec. 10 Dec. 21 Dec. 22 Dec. 29-30 Jan. 5 Jan. 7 Jan. 11 Jan. 13 Jan. 18 Jan. 21 Jan. 26 Jan. 29 Feb. 2 Feb. 5 Feb. 11-12 Feb. 17-19 Date Nov. 18 Dec. 2 Dec. 9




Deadline: Friday at 12:00 Noon










MOBILE HOMES & APARTMENTS. In Kings Mountain. Price starting at $100 per week. Call (704) 739-4417

3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH, secluded 1 acre lot. No pets. First, last, security. 55 & older. Background check. Shiloh area. 828-429-9831.

NEED TO SELL YOUR HOUSE? I PURCHASE UNWANTED RENTAL PROPERTY AND/OR STARTER HOMES. MUST BE PRICED TO SELL! “QUICK CLOSINGS”! Call 704-472-0006. POLK COUNTY POLK COUNTY, SUNNYVIEW, NC. FOR SALE BY OWNER. Convenient location, 8 acre Restricted Estate Lot. Owner Finance Available. Call 828-429-3287. RUTHERFORD COUNTY LAND FOR SALE. @ 55 acres in Sunshine community. Abuts Yellow Top estate. Call for details if interested. (813) 362-8886 flightsey@gmail. com

1/2 ACRE LOT UNRESTRICTED!! Near TIEC, $15,000. Call 864-909-1035 or visit:

FOR RENT CLEVELAND COUNTY NO HEAT BILLS HERE! 1 bedroom apartment, excellent location, Shelby. Second floor. Not HAP eligible. No pets or smoking. Heat & water included in $525 month. (704) 487-5480 MOVE IN SPECIAL. 2 & 3 Bedroom, deposit required. $195 weekly rates. Includes power and water. NO PETS. Visit us online at Oakwood Rentals, Shelby. Call (704) 473-4299

KMHS 2021-22 WRESTLING SCHEDULE Opponent Academy Sports Rumble Hendersonville, N. Lincoln Olympic, JM Robinson Bradford Prep Dann Linker Invitational W. Cabarrus, Cox Mill East Lincoln, Patton, Chase Fred T. Foard. W.Lincoln Hilltopper Havoc E. Ruth, B. City, Polk Co. Gaffney, Catawba Ridge May River Invitational Robinson, Albemarle, NW Cab. Huss, S. Point, Stuart Cramer N. Lincoln, W. Iredell Crest, Forestview, Bradford Ashbrook North Gaston Big South Conf. Tournament Dual playoffs rounds 1&2 Dual playoffs, rounds 3&4 Dual team state championship 3A West Regional N. Henderson State tournament Greensboro

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

Site Corvian High KMHS Olympic Bradford Prep Alleghany High W. Cabarrus East Lincoln Fred T. Foard RS Central KMHS Gaffney May River High JM Robinson KMHS North Lincoln KMHS Ashbrook N. Gaston North Gaston TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Time 11 a.m. 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 9 a.m. 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 5 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 12 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 6 p.m. 4 p.m. TBD TBD TBD


Opponents Site Crest, N. Gaston, E. Gaston KM Crest, Forestview, Hunter Huss KM Crest, S. Point, Highland Tech, E. Lincoln, Lincolnton KM Jan. 4 Cleveland County Meet KM Jan. 13 Crest, Ashbrook, Cramer KM Jan. 18, 20 (Snow make-up/Last Chance Meet KM Jan. 28 Big South Meet KM Feb. 5 3A Regional Charlotte Feb. 12 3A State meet Cary *On same dates above (except for regional and state meets), some BSC teams will swim at Stowe YMCA. All KM meets will be at Neisler Natatorium **All KM meets begin at 6 p.m. Warm-ups at 5:30.

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

1, 2 & 3 BEDROOM TOWNHOMES. Shelby, NC. We are currently accepting applications for our waiting list. Rent is based on income (and some expenses are deducted). Call or visit us today, Laurel Hill Apartments 704-487-1114. Equal Housing Opportunity.

COMMERCIAL SPACE FOR RENT. 1 unit, 1900 SF, 2 units 2400 SF. Each can be combined for 4800 SF. (704) 4342608

2&3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Nice and clean, water furnished. Oak Grove Community, Kings Mtn. Call or text, 704-739-0259.


OAKLAND ROAD 2BR APARTMENT. Like new. Appliances, sewer, water, garbage included. $595 plus deposit and references. 828248-1776. 2 & 3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Small private park between Spindale and Forest City. Starting at $500 per month. 828-382-0475.



Date Opponent TIME Nov. 13 Girls scrimmage TBD Nov. 20 Girls scrimmage TBD Nov. 27 Cancer Shootout* TBD *Girls vs. Enka, boys vs. North Guilford Dec. 1 Burns* 6:30 Dec. 3 Battle of the Mill* TBD *Girls vs. Cox Mill, boys vs. Enka) Dec. 4 Battle of the Mill TBD *Girls vs. Cox Mill, Boys vs. Enka) Dec. 7 RS Central* 6 p.m. Dec. 10 Hunter Huss 6 p.m. Dec. 17 North Gaston 6 p.m. Dec. 21 Forestview 6 p.m. Dec. 28, 29, 30 Mountaineer Classic* TBD *Boys only Jan. 7 South Point 6 p.m. Jan. 11 Stuart Cramer 6 p.m. Jan. 14 Ashbrook 6 p.m. Jan. 18 Crest 6 p.m. Jan. 21 Huss 6 p.m. Jan. 25 North Gaston 6 p.m. Jan. 26 Shelby* 6 p.m. Jan. 28 Forestview 6 p.m. Feb. 1 South Point 6 p.m. Feb. 2 Shelby* 6 p.m. Feb. 4 Stuart Cramer 6 p.m. Feb. 8 Ashbrook 6 pm. Feb. 11 Crest 6 p.m. Feb. 14 BSC tournament 6 p.m. Feb. 16 BSC tournament 6 p.m. Feb. 18 BSC tournament 6 p.m. Feb. 22 First round state playoffs Feb. 24 Second round state playoffs Feb. 26 Third round state playoffs Mar. 1 Fourth round state playoffs Mar. 5 Regionals Mar. 12 State championship *Non-conference games.

PLACE Freedom KM N. Guilford Burns Cox Mill Cox Mill RSC Huss KMHS KMHS TBD

S. Point KMHS Ashbrook KMHS KMHS N. Gaston KMHS Forestview KMHS Shelby Cramer KMHS Crest TBD TBD TBD


How to Find Financial Assistance for Aging-in-Place Improvements Dear Savvy Senior, Do you know of any financial assistance programs that can help seniors with home improvement projects? I would like to help my grandparents make a few modifications to their house so they can continue living there safely, but money is tight. Searching Grandson Dear Searching, Yes! There are a number of financial aid programs available that can help seniors with home modifications and improvement projects for aging-in-place, but what’s available to your grandparents will depend on their financial situation and where they live. Here are some different options to explore. Medicare Advantage benefits: While original Medicare does not typically pay for home improvements, if your grandparents are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage (Part C) plan, it may offer some aid for modifications based on need. Contact their Medicare Advantage provider to see if this is available. Medicaid waivers: If your grandparents are low-income and eligible for Medicaid, most states have Medicaid Home and Community Based Services waivers that provide financial assistance to help seniors avoid nursing homes and remain living at home. Each state

has different waivers, eligibility requirements and benefits. Contact your Medicaid office (see for information. Non-Medicaid government assistance: Many state governments and several agencies within the federal government have programs that help low to moderate income seniors, who aren’t eligible for Medicaid with home modifications. For example, the Department of Housing and Urban Development offers HUD Home Improvement Loans by private lenders. Contact a HUD approved counseling agency (call 800-569-4287) to learn more. And the U.S. Department of Agriculture has a Rural Development program that provides grants and loans to rural homeowners. Your local USDA service center (see offices. can give you more for information. Many states also have financial assistance programs known as nursing home diversion programs. These programs, which may include grants or loans or a combination, helps pay for modifications that enable the elderly and disabled to remain living at home. Modifications covered typically include accessibility improvements like wheelchair ramps, handrails and grab bars.

To find out if there are programs in your grandparent’s area, contact the city or county housing authority, the local Area Aging Agency (800-677-1116) or the state housing finance agency – see Veteran benefits: If your either of your grandparents is a veteran with a disability, the VA provides grants like the SAH, SHA and HISA grants that will pay for home modifications. See factsheets/homeloans/sahfactsheet.pdf for details and eligibility requirements. Some other VA programs to inquire about are the “Veteran-Directed Care” program and “Aid and Attendance or Housebound Benefits.” Both programs provide monthly financial benefits to eligible veterans that can help pay for home modifications. To learn more, visit or call 800-827-1000. Nonprofit organizations: Depending on where your grandparent’s live, they may also be able to get assistance in the form of financial aid or volunteer labor to help with modifications. One of the most noteworthy is the organization Rebuilding Together (, 800-473-4229), which offers three programs: Safe at Home, Heroes

at Home, and National Rebuilding Day. Another option is community building projects, which provide seniors with volunteer labor to help them make home improvements. To search for projects in your grandparent’s area, do web search containing the phrase “community building project” followed by their “city and state.” Reverse mortgage: Available to seniors 62 and older who own their own home and are currently living there, a reverse mortgage will let your grandparents convert part of the equity in their home into cash – which can be used for home improvements – that doesn’t have to be paid back as long as they live there. But reverse mortgages are expensive loans, so this should be a last resort. For more information on these and other financial assistance programs, go to and click on “Senior Care” followed by “Home Modifications.” 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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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Spirit week at North Elementary North Elementary School celebrated Spirit Week October 11-15 in honor of Kings Mountain High School’s Homecoming. Students and staff had the opportunity to dress up in different outfits each day. The days consisted of North Spirit Day, Superhero Day, Favorite Sports Team Day, Survivor and Class Color Day, and Mountaineer Day. Students were also able to see videos of former North students that are now on the football team, cheerleaders, and in the band. The former North Tigers encouraged the Current North Tigers to do their best and stay in school so they will be able to enjoy the real meaning of Homecoming.

Scenes from North Elementary Spirit Week that was held on October 11-15. (Photos provided)

Nearby road trips to enjoy When You Place Your Fall’s changing colors Western Carolina is well known for its vibrant Fall leaf foliage and now is the time to start enjoying Nature’s annual showcase. There are numerous outstanding vistas waiting for you just minutes’ drive from Kings Mountain and Cleveland County. Keep in mind that leaves located in the highest elevations change and brighten first and they are often the most colorful, while other leaves that are nestled in the North Carolina Foothills and Piedmont take a bit longer to reach their peak visibility. The Blue Ridge Parkway present a wide variety of well-known, breath-taking views. Just 130 miles from Kings Mountain, you can take the northern trek along this historic curving mountain pathway. Graveyard Fields which is found near the Pisgah National Forest as well as Linville Gorge is peaking now, displaying some wonderful color, especially in areas above 5,000 feet. Another popular leaf peeping destination along the Blue Ridge Parkway is Grandfather Mountain and the High Country region. Why not combine your


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(20 Words or Less) sightseeing tour with one of North Carolina’s many waterfalls and creeks? Along US 276 is the famous Sliding Rock, surrounded by nature’s colorful canvas. Hike the 3-mile trail to Looking Glass Rock surrounded by a vast variety of trees with remarkable foliage in October through mid-November. Take NC 63 West to NC 209 where you’ll find Hot Springs with its hot mineral waters, including the historic Hot Springs Resort and Spa. Journey along US 19 between Maggie Valley and Cherokee to witness stunning Fall colors along with babbling brooks and experience a bit of local history along the way. Weather and quickly shifting Fall temperatures can

alter the timing, duration, and brilliance of the changing leaf colors, so make sure to do a little reconnaissance before you venture out. The recent cold snap in the higher elevations will accelerate the changing colors. To plan your trip, check out a few excellent resources for up-to-minute leaf viewing forecasts and travel tips., BlueRidgeMountainLife. com, SmokeyMountains. com, and the Only In Your State / North Carolina website. Each site lists numerous nearby scenic locations and travel planning tips to help ensure that you have a memorable and enjoyable driving tour.

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