KM Herald 10-5-22

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Skyeline Construction ribbon cutting

On Tuesday, September 20, at 12:30 p.m., Rebecca Hinson, owner, and CEO of Skyeline Construction LLC, was joined by the Cleveland County Chamber and local dignitaries for her company’s ribbon cutting for their first home built in Kings Mountain at

707 West Mountain Street.

The 1,600 sq. ft. three-bedroom two bath home is in in-fill project in the West End Historic District where new construction is rare, and most homes were built between 1882 and 1955.

Rebecca is a native of Kings Mountain and graduated from Kings

School board candidate forum to be held Oct. 11

School board candidates for Cleveland County Board of Education will participate in a live forum on Tuesday, October 11 at 6 p.m. on C-19 at Cleveland Community College’s studios at the Bailey Center.

Tune in to C19.TV on Spectrum Cable Cleveland County, and online on www. to stream.

Repeat telecasts will air over the following weeks leading up to election day.

In studio eating is limited to one guest per candidate. Remaining seating is available on a first-come, firstserved basis.

Testa Family Hospice House currently closed due to staffing

The Testa Family Hospice House is temporarily closed due to staffing challenges resulting from nursing vacancies, several staff members with health-related issues, and continuing occasional COVID disruptions as new variants impact the community.

According to Hospice Cleveland County President Myra McGinnis, “We have enough staff for one hospice house but not for two. Wendover Hospice House in Shelby has more patient rooms and is more highly utilized. For these reasons it’s the location that remains

open. All Testa staff members are currently working at Wendover, so employees have not been impacted by the closure.”

“We are actively recruiting registered nurses for the vacant positions,” McGinnis continued. “The nursing shortage is real, but we offer excellent pay and benefits and continue to be an employer of choice. We are confident that the vacant nursing positions will be filled soon. Anyone who is interested in applying should go to our website for additional information.”

Testa Hospice House is an important community resource, and Hospice Cleveland County intends to re-open just as soon as they are fully staffed.

Mountain High School. She brings 15-years of executive leadership in the real estate industry to her business.

Rebecca is the daughter of James and Vanilla Hinson, and the granddaughter of Mary and John Parker of Kings Mountain.

KM Historical Museum fundraiser a success

Kings Mountain Historical Museum’s 19th Annual Reverse Raffle & Auctions took place on September 17 at the Joy Performance Center. The Museum Board members and staff are proud of the success of the event and appreciate the support of the Kings Mountain community.

The event was themed around the Harvest season in the fall, and resulted in a beautiful environment for the evening, The proceeds from this annual event go to support the funding needed for the museum to provide educational exhibits, events, and outreach programs free of charge to the public.

The Museum owes special thanks to their event sponsors and in-kind donors for their generous contributions, and for the people who purchased tickets and auction items. With tremendous community

Boyce Memorial ARP Church pumpkin patch now open

Boyce Memorial ARP Church pumpkin patch is finally open after two years of COVID. The pumpkins arrived last Saturday at the church.

Members off-loaded the pumpkins and placed

them on the lawn of the church.

The pumpkin patch is open Monday through Saturday between 11:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Feel free to drop by for a visit and choose your pumpkin, perfect for fall decorations.

January Costa with Kim Ware, the $10k Grand Prize winner. See more photos on page 4A and 5A.

support, they were able to have a successful fundraiser as well as give away a Grand Prize of $10,000, which went to Kim Ware, who is also a KMHM Board Member.

The Kings Mountain His-

torical Museum looks forward to continuing to provide a home for the artifacts of Kings Mountain, interpreting our local history, and seeing you all soon for future exhibits and programs.

Great Pumpkin Parade Friday, October 28

Patriots Park to turn into the merry ole Land of Oz

In celebration of the 83rd anniversary of the theatrical release of the Wizard of Oz, the City of Kings Mountain will transform Patriots Park, in downtown Kings Mountain, to the magical Land of Oz as the City hosts The Wonderful Adventure to Oz. The event will be held Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29 at 6:00 p.m.

Journey down the Yellow Brick Road while meeting your favorite oz characters and trick or treating along the way. Be sure to bring your lawn chairs or blankets!

An outdoor screening of The Wizard of Oz will begin at

6:30 pm each evening.

On October 29, Liberty Falls Amphitheatre will turn into the Emerald City as the Band of Oz takes the stage at 6:30 p.m. as well. Admission is free.

There will be candy, costume contests, photo opportunities and more! There is no place like Halloween in Kings Mountain.

For more information, call the City of Kings Mountain’s Special Events Department at 704-730-2101, or visit their website at www. KingsMountainEvents.Com/ adventure-to-oz.

City of Kings Mountain’s Special Events Department is proud to present The Great Pumpkin Parade scheduled for Friday, October 28.

The parade, intended for little pumpkins ages 0-years-old to first grade, will travel from City Hall beginning at 10 a.m. to the Gazebo at Patriots Park.

After the parade, little ones

will enjoy activities sponsored by area businesses, sing-a-longs, music, inflatables and much more! We hope to see you there!

For more information, call the City of Kings Mountain’s Special Events Department at 704-730-2101, or visit their website at www.kingsmountainevents. com.

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Little ones will participate in the Great Pumpkin Parade downtown on Friday, October 28 at 10 a.m. The parade starts at City Hall and ends at Patriots Park. Photo provided by City of KM Special Events The City of KM will host The Wonderful Adventure to Oz on Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29 at 6 p.m. Little ghosts and goblins take over downtown Photos by Amy Logeman Rebecca Hinson, center, cuts the ribbon for the first home completed in Kings Mountain by her company, Skyeline Construction, LLC. She is joined by local dignitaries from the area. Photo provided The church pumpkin patch is being readied for the children of KM to choose their perfect pumpkin. See page 3A for additional photo. Photo by Susan Goforth

Ray “Dick” Fisher

KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – Ray “Dick” Fisher, 72, of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away on September 30, 2022 at Wendover Hospice, Shelby, NC.

He was born in Gastonia, NC to the late James Albert Anderson Fisher and Mary Grigg Fisher. He was also preceded in death by his loving wife of 51 years, Jackie Ballard Fisher.

Dick was an instructor for 34 years at Cleveland Community College in the Electrical System Technology Department. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Kings Mountain where he faithfully served in many capacities. He participated in several mission trips to Honduras, where he used his expertise in electrical systems and construction. Dick enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and teaching them about life.

He is survived by his son: Stephen Fisher and wife Monica, Kings Mtn. NC; daughters: Crystal Majors and husband Jay, Beaufort, NC; Cheryl Lovingood and husband Eddie, Kings Mtn. NC; grandchildren: Bryce Fisher, Peyton Fisher, Marty Lovingood, Raegan Majors, Morgan Majors, Ashtyn Fisher and Justin Lovingood; brother: David Fisher and wife Mau-



SEPT. 21: Jammie Ray Moore, 36, Bessemer City, possession of methamphetamine, felony; possession drug paraphernalia, misdemeanor, no bond.

SEPT. 22: Alandria Lei Scruggs, 20, 609 Sterling Drive, damage to property, citation.

SEPT. 24: Tasha Deneka Ashley, 40, failure to appear, driving while license revoked; failure to appear, assault on government official, $11,000 secured bond.

SEPT. 24: Kristie Michelle Hendricks, 40, Shelby, possession stolen vehicle, felony, no bond.

SEPT. 25: Jeffrey Logan Ghantt, 22, 825 Ramseur Street, DWI, leaving scene of accident, failure to report accident, 43,000 secured bonds.

SEPT: 25: Gary Marshall Wade, 38, Gastonia, order for arrest, larceny, transported to Gaston County Detention Center, $1,000 secured bond.

SEPT. 26: Rickey Lynn Black Jr., 53, Shelby, DWI, left of center, expired tag, no vehicle inspection, unsecured bond.

SEPT. 28: Charles Edward Caldwell Jr., 38, 115 Miranda Lane, Lot 3, order for arrest driving while license revoked, felony; driving left of center, $500 secured bond.


SEPT. 30: Auto Zone, 611 E. King Street, reported a customer bought goods using counterfeit US currency.

SEPT. 22: A resident of Orr Terrace reported unauthorized use of a vehicle.

SEPT. 22: A resident of Sterling Drive reported damage to a window.

SEPT. 24: A resident of Temple Street reported a vehicle was backed into and damaged a chain fence.

SEPT. 25: A resident of Orr Terrace reported theft of personal items.

SEPT. 26: Starbucks, 717 York Road, reported a customer attempted to buy goods with a $100 counterfeit bill.

SEPT. 27: Allen Properties, 803 West King Street, reported $100 damage to a doorknob.

SEPT. 27: Walmart, Shelby Road, reported a customer removed over $100 in merchandise without paying for it.


SEPT. 21: Brandy Michelle Lassiter, Kings Mountain, possession of drug paraphernalia.

SEPT. 24: Tanisha Shanta Dean, 40, 316 Waco Road, permitting unlicensed person to drive vehicle.

SEPT. 24: Derrick Deshawn Strickland, 40, 316 Waco Road, revoked license revoked tag.

SEPT. 24: Daisha Nashelle Wilson, 21, 612 Charles Street 2, revoked license.

SEPT. 24: Stephen Russell Jamerson, 77, 123 Galilee Church Road, revoked license.

SEPT. 24: Brian Edward Whisnant, 47, 111 Stinnett Drive, fictitious tag.

SEPT.24: Duran, Serna Fernando, 30, 112 Yarbro Road, speeding, no operator’s license.

SEPT. 24: Joseph Amorim Clemente, 42, 612

reen, Vernon Hill, VA; sister: Amy Fisher Powers and husband Rick, Gastonia, NC.

A Celebration of Life service was held at First Baptist Church, Monday, October 3, 2022, at 11:30 A.M. Rev. Dr. John Sloan, officiated.

Visitation immediately followed the service in the Stained Glass Room at First Baptist Church.

Interment was held in Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain, North Carolina.

Memorials may be made in Dick’s memory to Mission Readiness Fund c/o First Baptist Church 605 West King Street, Kings Mountain, NC 28086.

Guest register is available at:

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

Can you identify?

Cleveland County Sheriff's Office is looking to identify the male in these images. The individual was involved in a larceny on Long Branch Rd. If you recognize this male, please

contact the Sheriff’s Office at 704-484-4822 or submit a tip on the app.

Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office app is available to citizens for iOS and Android to stay in the know

CSSO needs help locating missing KM juvenile

Charles Street 91, expired tag.

SEPT. 24: Tykevius Lamar Thomas, 31, 1054 Mountain Crest Drive, expired tag.

SEPT. 26: jaquisha Monee Fowler, 106 S. Tracy Street B., revoked license, expired tag.

SEPT. 27: Winashia Nicole Bell, 33, Parrish Drive, speeding.

SEPT. 28: Charles Edward Caldwell Jr.38, 115 Miranda Lane, trl.3, revoked license, no stop lamps.


SEPT. 21: Officer Price said Ethan Thomas Mashburn, 110 S. City Street, operating a 1999 Ford on Piedmont Avenue, stopped in traffic due to a separate vehicle collision. Jordan Cooper, Hickory operating a 2012 Merz, was blinded by sunlight and rear-ended the Ford. Property damage was estimated at $8,500.

SEPT. 22: Officer Bullins said two vehicles hydroplaned on US 74, the 2016 Kia operated by Ticoala Thompson, 615 Floyd Street, striking the 2007 Ford operated by Rhonda Warren of Gastonia. Gaston County EMS transported Warren to Novant Health, Gastonia, with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver and passenger of the Ford did not report injury at the time of the accident. Property damage was estimated at $5,000

Cleveland County Sheriff's Office is attempting to locate Katelynn Wilkerson, 16. Ms. Wilkerson has been reported as a missing/ runaway juvenile in the Kings Mountain area. She is possibly in Mecklenburg County with an unknown male. If you have any information about the whereabouts of Ms. Wilkerson, please contact the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office at 704-484-4822 or submit a tip in the app.

about public safety issues as they occur. To get the application, visit the App Store on your cell phone or tablet. Search for Cleveland County NC Sheriff to download the application.

First Wesleyan Church Homecoming Celebration

First Wesleyan Church, located at 505 N. Piedmont Ave., Kings Mountain will hold their Homecoming Celebration on Sunday, October 9 at 10:45 a.m.

A gospel music concert will be held with the Bazzle Family. Everyone is welcome.

KM Ministerial Meeting Thursday, October

The Ministers of the Kings Mountain Ministerial Association will have their monthly meeting on Thursday, October 6, at 12 noon at the YMCA in conjunction with the Kings Mountain Crisis Ministry Board of Directors. Come to the front of the Y and you will be directed to the

meeting room.

All pastors and ministerial staff are invited to come to the meeting to receive an update on their ministry through the KM Crisis Ministry. A light lunch will be provided.

For those planning to attend, either contact Pastor Ron Caulder, President

of the Kings Mountain Ministerial Association (rcaulder650@hotmail. com) or Mrs. Lisa Harrison, Director of the Kings Mountain Crisis Ministry (crisisministrykm@gmail. com).

Come and learn more about the ministry of the KM Crisis ministry.

Cleveland County Chamber of Commerce has their next member luncheon on Wednesday, October 19 from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Cleveland County Schools Central Services Building at

400 W Marion Street and CTE Director Rhonda Benfield will be the speaker. The luncheon is open to members as well as inter-

ested members. RSVP to Cost for the lunch is $15 for members, $20 for non-members.

Price gouging illegal during state of emergency

First Wesleyan Church, located at 505 N. Piedmont Ave., Kings Mountain will hold a concert with “Servants Voices” on Sunday, October 23 at 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome.

The City of Kings Mountain will host, The Great Pumpkin Parade, Saturday, October 28th, 2022. The parade will begin at 10:00 am at City Hall. The parade will travel from City Hall to The Gazebo at Patriots Park, by the way of Gold St, Battleground Ave., Mountain

Ave., and down Railroad Ave. Please use extreme caution when traveling these streets due to the increase in pedestrians, mostly children, walking. Please plan to travel different roads if you are impacted by this change. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

People often find that the cost of high-demand items skyrockets during times of emergencies such as ice storms, a severe cold snap, power outages, hurricanes, floods, or other types of disasters. Better Business Bureau often receives reports about the frequency of scams involving sought-after items, such as face mask scams during the coronavirus pandemic, or high prices on gas, water, or hotel rooms after a natural disaster.

Some state attorneys general offices have initiated state price-gouging laws, which automatically go into effect during a declared state of emergency to prevent businesses from overcharging customers. Here in North and South Carolina, price-gouging laws exist, and as of Wednesday, September 28, when governors from both states declared states of emergency as Hurricane Ian

approaches, the laws are in full effect.

Price gouging is a term referring to when a seller spikes the prices of goods, services, or commodities to a level much higher than is considered reasonable or fair and is considered exploitative, potentially to an unethical extent. The best way to avoid price gouging is to plan and have the necessary supplies you need on hand prior to a disaster, if possible.

BBB warns businesses to avoid the temptation to raise prices during a situation such as a storm or a pandemic, because in North and South Carolina it is illegal to do so and because it erodes marketplace trust. People will remember which businesses took advantage of them.

Anyone who suspects price gouging during a declared state of emergency should report it to Better Business Bureau by filing a

complaint or go to BBB Ad Truth. Consumers have an option to report these activities to the state attorney general’s office. When reporting a price gouging complaint, gather as much information as safely possible and follow these three tips:

Be as specific about the transaction as possible, including the name and address of the business, names of any employees involved, and information detailing the spike in pricing.

Gather documentation supporting the price gouging (receipts, photos of products and their advertised pricing, invoices, etc.)

Compare pricing of similar products with other sellers in the area as well as online. It’s important to note similarities and differences between brands, size/quantity, manufacturers, model numbers, and prices.

■ OBITUARIES Page 2A The Kings Mountain Herald | Wednesday, October 5, 2022
6 Chamber Luncheon October 19
October 9 First Wesleyan Church Concert October 23 Road Closure Our Mission: Moms In Prayer International impacts children and schools worldwide for Christ by gathering mothers to pray.

KM Community supports Shriners Children’s Greenville

On Thursday, September 22, a fundraising effort coordinated by White Plains Shrine Club in Kings Mountain resulted in collecting enough beverage pull tabs to fill two 55-gallon drums.

White Plains Shrine Club coordinates this ongoing fundraiser throughout the community, according to Joel Summit, President of the club. The efforts of many from the community benefit Shriners Children’s

Greenville as local groups, restaurants, and individuals participate in an ongoing pull tab collection.

If you, your business, or organization would like to support the White Plains Shrine Club in this effort, contact Joel or Casey Summit at 704-576-7401.

White Plains Shrine Club is part of Oasis Shrine Club in Charlotte. Shriners are an organization of men who are dedicated to brotherhood, and the compassion and service to others.

Shriners Children's Greenville is dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing pediatric specialty care, conducting innovative research, and offering outstanding educational programs for medical professionals. Shriners always helps their patients, regardless of a family’s ability to pay or insurance status, and all services are provided in a compassionate, family-centered environment.

Tucker to participate in International Lineman’s Rodeo

Kings Mountain-based lineworker, Gabriel Tucker, will compete in the International Lineman’s Rodeo in Overland Park, KS on Oct. 15.

The International Lineman’s Rodeo attracts the best lineworkers from around the world to compete in events based on traditional lineworker tasks that test job-related skills – including the ‘hurt man’ rescue, power line repairs and utility pole climbs.

Gabriel is one of Duke

to major power outages in events such as high winds, ice and summer and winter

livery of power for our customers in the areas where Duke Energy provides service.

The Lineman’s Rodeo attracts the best linemen from around the world to compete in events based on traditional lineman tasks and skills. The first Lineman’s Rodeo was held in September 1984, with twelve participating teams from Kansas and Missouri.

The Rodeo has grown to

Seeds in Season returns October 29

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

The event returns to the beloved long table format, set under the twinkling lights of the Bobby Bell Pavilion. Enjoy a plated meal

Chinese Girl Satays, and Pimento Cheese Nabs followed by a four-course menu.

Course One includes a “Casar” Salad with Little Gem lettuce, roots, roasted squash, cured egg yolk, and black garlic vinaigrette. Course Two includes a Sweet Potato Story with sweet potato dumplings,

white chocolate and pecans. Jamie Swofford, of Old North Farm / The Chef’s Farmer, curated the menu for this special event. Reserve your seats at a special early bird rate until Oct 7. All proceeds go to the Uptown Shelby Association to help support their work in

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of Oasis Shrine Club, to support Shriners Children’ Greenville. Photo by Casey Summit GABRIEL TUCKER SEEDS IN SEASON will be held on October 29 at 5 p.m. The event will feature local food, farmers, chefs. Photo by McKenna Rhyne Photography Members of Boyce Memorial ARP Church unload pumpkins after a two-year hiatus during COVID. Photo by Susan Goforth

Scenes from KM Historical Museum fundraiser

Master Gardner program set

Since 1900, Brent Heath’s family has been growing beautiful bulbs in Gloucester, Virginia. This journey started when Brent’s grandfather, a devoted lover of the Daffodil, moved to the area to start his farm. Since then, they have evolved to offer high-quality bulbs of all kinds. The farm team, led by Brent and Becky Heath, works the 28-acre farm, which has over 8 acres devoted to education. Please join us to hear Brent Heath’s presentation on “Bulbs in the Landscape.” You may want to take a look at their website, www.brentandbeckysbulbs. com, which is very easy to navigate. Please join us for this in-person presentation by a nationally-recognized expert in the field of bulbs.

When: Thursday, October 20, 2022, 10:00 – 11:00 am

Where: Citizens Resource Center, 1303 Dallas Cherryville Highway, Dallas, NC 28034

There is no admission charge and reservations are not required. For info Barbara Linster at or 704-674-0860.


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Silent Auction Area on the stage in the Performance Hall. Pictured L-R: Ken Nantz, Kasie Phillips, Mary “Pucky” Nantz, and Richelle Benton. Dancing and Music provided during the Reverse Raffle by DJ Chuck Carland. Larry Hamrick, Sr., and Florrie Hamrick dancing under the garden tent. The MASTER GARDENER Group of Gaston County invites the public to the CRC in Dallas for a program on “Bulbs in the Landscape” presented by Brent Heath.

Storms Of Life

I have had the joy of living in four different states: Missouri, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Florida. Each state has particular weather patterns and various storms. I have experienced hurricanes, tornadoes, blizzards, and thunderstorms to name a few. Each is unique and carries incredible power to destroy and devastate

entire communities with power outages, destruction of buildings, and loss of life. During it, many people are afraid because of the weather’s ferociousness and potential damage. Just as stormy weather is fierce and intimidating, storms of life can rock our world. However, the bible gives us insight on how to navigate through these storms and walk in victory. Always know that God is greater

than any turbulence in our lives! Psalm 93:4 (ESV) says, “Mightier than the thunders of many waters, mightier than the waves of the sea, the Lord on high is mighty!”


How do we prepare spiritually for trials, especially when our emotions can become erratic and our thoughts can run wild? By establishing ourselves on a firm foundation in Jesus Christ, who is the anchor of our souls, we position ourselves to trust God when problems come crashing at our door. Jesus states in Matthew 7:24-25 (ESV),

“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been found on the rock.” We also have to daily renew our minds with scripture to prepare for life’s storms. As we meditate on the word of God, seek God’s will, and do what he tells us to do, he will strengthen us before and during the trial.


God has promised to

never leave us nor forsake us. Isaiah 43:2 (NLT) says, “When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you.” When you are faced with a difficulty, you have to remind yourself that God is there.

Putting on praise and worship is a great way to focus your mind on the greatness of God instead of your problems. Also, surround yourself with others who will pray for you and encourage you in the Lord.

PRAY THIS PRAYER: “Lord, I lift You high in praise, for you are my God and my King. I will bless Your name into

eternity. There are no boundaries to Your greatness. Generation after generation stands in awe of Your work; each one tells stories of Your mighty acts. When I look back at all the storms You have walked me through, my heart is filled with overwhelming gratitude. I never would have made it had You not been on my side. I ask You now to help me again with the problem I am dealing with. Lord, I look to You for guidance, strength, peace, and wisdom. I know that You love me. In Jesus’ name I pray - Amen.”

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

Kings Mountain Area Church Directory

Methodist Church N. Cansler Street 704-739-1256

Sunrise Baptist Church 208 Mail Road 704-692-3007

Temple Baptist Church 612 N. Cansler Street 704-739-4716

The Favor Center Church 602 Slater Street

True Gospel Holiness Church 1608 Shelby Road 704-739-6764

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


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

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

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

Midview Baptist Church 703 Margrace Road 704-739-6711

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

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

122 El Bethel Rd. • Kings Mountain, NC

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pathway Baptist Church 3100 Parkdale Circle 704-734-0852

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

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

Peoples Baptist Church 1010 Groves Street 704-739-0398

Proclaiming the Word Ministries 7011 Cleveland Avenue

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

Resurrection Lutheran Church 600 Crescent Circle 704-739-5580

Royal Praise Ministries 2055 Shelby Rd.

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

Second Baptist Church 120 Linwood Road 704-739-4216

Shady Grove Baptist Church 339 Shady Grove Road 704-739-8920 St. Paul United

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

Westover Baptist Church 114 Westover Drive

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

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

Ardent Life Church 420 Branch Street 704-739-7700

Arise Church 830 E. King St.

Bethlehem Baptist Church 1017 Bethlehem Road 704-739-7487

Boyce Memorial

ARP Church Edgemont Drive 704-739-4917

Calvary Way Holiness Church 1017 Second Street

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cornerstone Independent Baptist 107 Range Road 704-737-0477

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“Nature Reconsidered” and “Trail” 2022

“Nature Reconsidered” art competition and “Trail” photography competition opened this past week at Southern Arts Society in Kings Mountain. Both are judged shows with cash prizes.

“Nature Reconsidered” is an art exhibition and competition sponsored by Southern Arts Society that aims to explore the ever-changing relationship between humans and nature. Artists were asked to create work that references, investigates, challenges, and/ or celebrates our relationship with the natural world. There is a wide variety of media featured in the show - painting (oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel), photography, fiber, pottery, and mixed media. Thirty-six artists from around the region entered 77 pieces of work for this year’s exhibit. Entries reflect upon the beauty surrounding us, both real and imagined.

The “TRAIL” photography competition is sponsored by the Kings Mountain Gateway Trail and Southern Arts Society. This exhibit features photos taken on the Gateway Trail over the past two years. There are 19 entries from 9 photographers in this show. The butterfly garden at the top of the Gateway Trail continues to provide great photos of butterflies, bees and other insects interacting with local flora.

Judging both competitions is Shelley Ellis, member of the Adjunct Faculty at UNC Charlotte. Miss Ellis specializes in Ceramics and teaches Foundations classes. Winners were announced at a public reception on Saturday, September 24, 2022.

In the TRAIL photography contest, four awards were presented. Winning first place was Alex Pietersen for his black and white photo “Counterbalanced.” Judge Shelley Ellis said this of her choice for first place “The landscape orientation of this photo makes the pod seem as if it is almost resting on the bottom edge of the composition. The viewer comes in for closer inspection and realizes that it’s suspended in space. The bleak almost forceful nature of black and white photography highlights the texture on the seed pod as opposed to the background. In the softness, in the darkness, is good and evil, dark, and light dangerous and calm. The dark negative space around the object leads to its esoteric feeling. The pod at that bottom edge, closer proximity to the boundary of the photograph, gives it a

resting area or a place for the eye to rest until our glace is zoomed back over the top surface of the pod seeing the fuzziness but knowing it’s not soft but prickly.” Second place went to Chris Parker for his color photo “una foglia.” Third place went to Ellen Devenny for her color photo “Bees Love Milkweed Too!.”

An honorable mention was given to Lynne Parker for her color photo “Monster of the Woods.”

Six awards were given in the “Nature Reconsidered” art competition. First Place went to Lori McAdams for her scratchboard piece “Belmont Skies.” Judge Shelley Ellis offered full praise for McAdams’s award-winning artwork “The amount of energy contained in this 5” x 7” is intense. The movement of the clouds creates a dramatic contrast to the ominous tree line. This is movement the viewer can sense and feel.

The story seems to linger in the darkness that lies horizontally within the composition. Adams pushes the visual depth deep into this small landscape and into the viewer’s mind, yet the landscape orientation pushes us into a calm beyond the picture frame. This small work is worthy of sharing a wall with a Rembrandt pen and ink and even reminded this artist of the wood engravings of Rockwell Kent. One of the most compelling components behind this work is being surprised by the medium.” Second Place went to Ron Shepard for his pastel “Rankin Lake Outlet.” Third place was given to Timmy Hord for her oil painting “Burt’s View - Grandfather Mountain.” Three Merit Awards went to Jean Wilder Smith for her pottery fountain “Raindrops In My Mind,” to Shelby Sabelli for her mixed media piece “Tidal Marsh” and to Mary Bartrop for her fiber wall hanging “Autumn Path.”

“Nature Reconsidered” and Trail” will be on display in the galleries of Southern Arts Society through November 4, 2022. Work in the exhibit can also be seen on the website and Facebook page of Southern Arts Society.

Southern Arts Society (SASi) Gift Shop & Gallery is located at 301 N. Piedmont Avenue in the historic Southern Railway Depot, at the intersection of Piedmont and Battleground. SASi offers a gift shop, ongoing exhibits, programs, and classes in a variety of media for artists of all levels. Hours: Tues - Sat, 10 am to 3 pm and by Appointment. Admission is Free.

Girl Talk Ministry begins its second year

Girl Talk Ministry is back for a second year and the program is going digital via Zoom! Girl Talk Ministry is a faith-based non-profit organization that creates a safe space for at-risk adolescent girls. Their desire, and goal, is to see these young ladies rise above their adversities and believe that through the power of God and community their lives can be transformed.

Girl Talk Ministry Founder Tiana Roberts shared, “We have decided to go through streaming versus in person so that we can reach more girls across various cities and states. We believe not only in the transformation of our girls locally but also across the country. We believe that even through Zoom God can meet these young ladies right where they are.“

Girl Talk Ministry is safe space for at-risk girls

ages 10 – 18. The October 2022 through May 2023 schedule will be held on Tuesdays from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Girls meet by grade levels according to the following schedule:

• 1st Tuesday of the month: 5th - 6th grade

• 3rd Tuesday of the month: 7th - 8th grade

• 3rd Tuesday of the month: 9th - 12th grade

Each month during their set week by grades, each girl will have to register via zoom. They will use the link: girltalkministry to sign up. They will click the link, select “Group Registration,” (which will have in detail which age group is being held that week) register, and then the zoom link will be sent to their email.

Roberts added, “We have so much in store this year for our girls and can’t wait to see how God moves in their lives!”

Brooks receives PGA Reach Scholarship

Abigail Brooks of Kings Mountain received the PGA REACH scholarships which was awarded to 17 students at nine colleges through the PGA WORKS Golf Management University Scholarship Program for the 2022-2023 academic school year. The $8,000 scholarships were presented to talented and motivated students from diverse backgrounds who are working toward PGA Membership through one of the 18 accredited PGA Golf Management University Programs across the nation.

PGA WORKS, an initiative designed to evolve the demographic composition of the golf industry’s workforce and the PGA of America’s Membership, leverages fellowships, scholarships, career exploration events and the PGA WORKS Collegiate Championship to inspire and engage talent from diverse backgrounds to pursue key employment positions across the golf industry.

These students pursue bachelor’s degrees in a golf industry-compatible major, with the ultimate goal of obtaining PGA Membership.

Since its inception in 2018, a total of 47 individuals have earned PGA WORKS Golf Management University scholarships, with a total of $376,000 of overall scholarship support delivered to date.

“PGA REACH is proud to


award these outstanding students with a PGA WORKS Golf Management University Scholarship, as they pursue their dream of attaining PGA Membership,” said PGA President Jim Richerson. “These 17 aspiring PGA Members represent the next generation of golf industry leaders, and we are delighted to support their journey.”

Scholarship recipients were selected on the basis of academic record, leadership demonstrated through participation in school and community activities, honors and work experience, a statement of goals and aspirations, unique personal or family circumstances, an outside appraisal, active participation in the game of golf and playing ability.

Abigail is enrolled at NC State University in the PGA Golf Management University Program, Class of 2025.

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Nature Reconsidered First Place winner was Lori McAdams for her scratchboard piece “Belmont Skies.” (Photos provided) Nature Reconsidered second place winner was Ron Shepard for his pastel “Rankin Lake Outlet.” TRAIL photography contest first place was Alex Pietersen for his black and white photo “Counterbalanced.” TRAIL photography contest second place went to Chris Parker for his color photo “una foglia.” TRAIL photography contest third place winner was Ellen Devenny for her color photo “Bees Love Milkweed Too!”
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Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful

Pieces of Kings Mountain History

of our community.”

Kings Mountain once had a radio station, WKMT 1220, and I remember listening in attentively, especially during forecast inclement weather when all children were hoping for snow and school being cancelled. Back then, Kings Mountain had its own school system, too. Life was different back then, with no social media. So, WKMT was an important way to lean about the news for many people in the community.

When I came along, Jonas Bridges owned the station on Bessemer City Road. According to various accounts, the building had once been a beer joint before being converted. At a quandary about what to write this week, I thought it would be interesting to remember how WKMT began. So, I did some research in the Herald archives and found the following article in the February 26, 1953, issue. The headline read, “Radio Station WKMT schedules March 10 as tentative opening.”

The story read: Kings Mountain Radio Station WKMT will tentatively go on the air March 10, according to announcement this week by John G. Greene, co-owner, and manager of the station.

March 10 Is the tentative commencement date baring further inclement weather, Mr. Greene said. (The station signed on for the first time on March 12, 1956.)

Studios and transmitter of the new radio station are located on the Kings Mountain - Bessemer City Road in a building owned by J. B. Mauney. The building, leased on a long - term basis, has been completely renovated Inside and out. The Interior has been divided Into Individual offices, studios, and a large combination transmit - control room.

Considerable work has gone into sound proofing the building for broadcasting purposes. Resilient floor covering has been laid in all rooms to give further sound

proofing qualities and modern florescent lighting has been installed. ‘The best audio equipment available has been Installed for the express purpose of making WKMT one of the best equipped stations in this section,” Mr. Greene said.

A transmitting tower, rising 200 feet, has been erected for the station’s powerful transmitter.

Located In back of the studio building, this tower is to be used in conjunction with a large she ground wire reflector system to give a good clear long-range signal.

Licensed by the Federal Communications commission as the Southern Broadcasting Company, WKMT is owned by Mr. Greene and R. H. Whitesides of Rock Hill, S. C. The station will operate during daylight hours on the clear channel frequency of 1220 kilocycles.

The station will be managed by Mr. Greene, formerly of Rock Hill. Mr. Greene is a veteran of the radio Industry. A native of Greensboro, he has been active in radio since the age of 17. Now 29 years old. Mr. Greene has 12 years of radio experience at such stations as WMFR High Point. WGBG Greensboro, WSTP Salisbury. and WEGO Concord. For the past 30 months, he was commercial manager for WHRI Rock Hill.

Mr. Greene said that all members of the station’s staff will be experienced. In order that WKMT can best serve this community. Commenting on the new station’s plans and policies, Mr. Greene said: “We at WKMT believe that we should serve the public in more ways than the broadcasting of programs for enjoyment. Naturally. our first obligation Is to entertain, and our unswerving policy is to bring our listeners the best programs und the latest news. But we want you to think of this radio station ns a community center, interested in community activities and always ready to cooperate with them, we will welcome an opportunity to serve our listeners and their organizations. Together we can make the good neighbor policy a mutual Ideal for the betterment and the happiness

Continuing, Mr. Greene added: “WKMTs slogan will be “The Good Neighbor Station’, and we shall make every endeavor to live up to It. We shall broadcast a balanced schedule of music, news, drama, and public service programs. Our plans call for the greatest cooperation with and the best possible service to the civic and religious groups, the merchants. and our Individual listeners. We shall make every effort to broadcast as much local talent at is possible.” .

The station has contracted with United Press for teletype news service. When placed into operation, this news machine will run twenty-four hours a day, bringing the latest news to the station’s listeners.

At present, the station’s staff is not complete. Mr. Greene said, but now includes, in addition to Mr. Greene, Mr. arid Mrs. Alan Phillips, formerly of Washington. D. C., and William Pack, a native of Ft. Myers, Florida.

In an article the following week, the station’s staff was announced. Alan G. Phillips, 804 North Piedmont Avenue, was commercial manager. His wife, Mrs. Alan (“Gerry”) Phillips, was woman’s director. Edward H. Asbourne, moved his family here from Dallas, Texas, and was named news and sports announcer. William Pack, from Fort Myers, Florida, was selected from many applicants as music announcer.

But things changed for WKMT in just a little more than a year. On August 12, 1954, Whitesides bought out Greene. The announcement was made by Jonas Bridges, new general manager for the station. Bridges, a native of Boiling Springs, joined the station a few days before it went on-air in 1953, but was transferred to Newton by Southern Broadcasting to run WNNC. When that station sold, he returned to WKMT along with Frank Knight who then lived on Meadowbrook Road.

So, that is how WKMT came to be. After becoming a 24-hours station in 1986, the station could cover more sports, news, other events in the community, adding to the

Looking Back

original country music, gospel, and bluegrass format.

In 2004, WKMT was sold, and the parent company changed the format to talk radio. They later began simulcasting programming from WXNC. After many format changes, WKMT’s call letters were changed to WYDT, and the station was moved to Charlotte.

This seemingly small radio station had a huge impact on Kings Mountain, keeping residents informed of day-to-day events. They even had a swap-n-shop show that was highly popular. My mom once called in that our pony had gotten loose. Within minutes, thanks to WKMT, my parents knew exactly where he had wandered to and set off to retrieve him. While Facebook might have similar results today, listening to WKMT just seemed more personal. We knew and trusted the announcers and if

there were an accident or fire in town, you could learn all about it by just tuning in.

Plan for tomorrow but make today a good day

Life is one day at a time.

You don’t have tomorrow.

You hope for tomorrow but it’s not guaranteed.

We plan for tomorrow. We save for tomorrow and look forward to tomorrow.

Today is what we have.

If today is the last day of your life, how is it going?

If you knew for sure, how would you want to spend your last precious 24 hours? You wouldn’t be planning next year’s vacation. No, you would want to get in all that you could possibly do. Only you know for sure how you would want to spend your day and everyone is different. Maybe you would spend your day with loved ones or maybe you would want to be strolling in the mountains or by the oceanside. Maybe you

would want to spend your day eating ice cream, hamburgers and pizza. If it’s your last day then why not?

I like ice cream, hamburgers and pizza but my doctor doesn’t recommend them as a daily diet because of the hopes of tomorrow. There are ways that we can shorten our days and too much of what we enjoy is not always very good for us.

Since life is one day at a time, we can’t go back and repeat yesterday. All the good you did is in the past. All the mistakes you made are in the past. You can spend the rest of your life wishing you could repeat high school, college or an old relationship. Actually, you are better off if you don’t sit around and think about it all the time. It’s good to remember the good memories of family, friends, life’s successes and joys but they are in the past. This often makes us sad because we know we can’t relive some of those

great moments of life. It’s best to give thanks for them and move forward.

Today is a good day to make some more memories – good ones. Living your life today regardless of what you are doing is the life you have. Make the best of it by enjoying your life. Do what you enjoy. Be good to yourself. Don’t beat up on yourself. Don’t live your life fighting with others. Do your work. Find joy in your work or move on to a work that you do enjoy. Find ways to reduce stress and to be happy.

Keep in mind that you can’t make everyone else happy and don’t take on everyone else’s problems. You probably have enough of your own.

Be patient. All good things take time if they are worthwhile.

Finally, just in case you do live a bunch more years, live today in such a way, that you can look back to today and remember it as a good day.

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leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.
Jonas Bridges was Kings Mountain’s radio man for 51-years, teaching many the art of running a radio station that soon became an integral part of the community. The station carried local news, weather, and sports. Local ministers often preached over the airwaves. In 1986, WKMT became a 24-hour station and covered election returns, high school football, and American Legion baseball. They even covered city council meetings live, on-air for those who couldn’t attend. This photo, taken in 1986 shows, L-R, Jerry Bledsoe with WKMT owner Jonas Bridges. (Photo by Gary Stewart, Herald Archives) Glenn Mollette Guest Editorial

Kings Mountain’s Mountaineers face their toughest challenge of the season Friday night when the South Point Red Raiders invade John Gamble Stadium for a battle for the Big South 3A Conference lead.

Both teams come into the contest after defeating the other two teams that were tied with them for the top spot going into last Thursday’s action. While Kings Mountain was defeating previously unbeaten (in the BSC) Forestview in Gastonia the Red Raiders were defeating the previously unbeaten (in the BSC) Crest in Belmont.

Although both teams will have some more chal-

lenges ahead, it’s obvious that the winner of Friday’s game will have the inside track on the BSC championship and a very high seed for the upcoming 3A state playoffs.

The Mountaineers and Red Raiders have had some classic battles over the years, and Friday’s will not be an exception.

“They are very good,” Mountaineer head coach Greg Lloyd says. “They’re a state championship caliber football team. They run that option offense and it is very difficult to play against. They have a good fullback and their quarterback is running the ball a lot this year. He is also a good


“They’re going to be tough to defend,” he added. “Their offensive line has good size and they come off the ball really well. Their kicking game is very strong, too. They’re well-balanced and they’re young and they’re going to be our toughest competition to date.

“We have to play really, really well,” he added.

“Their quarterback (Patrick Blee, who averages 10 yards a carry) and tailback (Cam Medlock who has 13 touchdowns and is averaging 130 yards per game) are very good. We have to play assignment football. The defense will have to work


South Point has several other outstanding skill players, including senior end Aaron Chaney, who is averaging 18.6 yards per reception and Colby Hamilton who is averaging 23.5

Mountaineers go

Kings Mountain jumped on Forestview in a hurry and rolled to their sixth straight victory Friday night on the Jaguars’ field in Gastonia, 48-7.

The Mountaineers won the coin toss but deferred to the second half. After Jaden Ellis’s kickoff went into the end zone, the Jaguars took over at their 20 but facing a third and 10 they went to the air and KM’s Zay Smith picked it off and was tackled at the eight. Quarterback Lamont Littlejohn handed off to Caleb Holland and he went untouched into the end zone and Ellis kicked the PAT and the rout was on.

Another three and out resulted in another punt, this one going just eight yards to the Forestview 29. Teddy Jeffries carried three times for 22 yards and a first down at the Jags’ seven, and Littlejohn hit Jake Lloyd with a touchdown pass and Ellis’s PAT made it 14-0 with 6:56 on the first quarter clock.

The Jaguars were forced to punt again when three plays from the 20 resulted in minus four yards. Another short Forestview punt put KM in business on the Jags’ 45 and on a

third and nine Littlejohn hit Xzorion Lenair for a 44-yard TD pass and a 21-0 lead.

Following the kickoff, the Jaguars were actually able to get a decent drive going but a fourth and one pass was broken up at the KM 26 by Zay Smith on the first play of the second quarter.

Highlighted by good runs by Jeffries and Robert Kendrick and pass receptions by Ja’Qualyn Sanders and Lloyd, the Mountaineers drove to the Forestview 16. After some penalty exchanges and a seven-yard Littlejohn to Sanders pass, Kendrick scored from two yards out and Ellis booted the point after for a 28-0 advantage.

After a pooch kick and return put the Jags at midfield, they were able to get to the KM 40 before Lloyd blocked a punt and the Mountaineers recovered it at the Forestview 37 with 5:22 showing on the second quarter clock. It took just two minutes and 11 seconds for the Mountaineers to cover the distance in five plays. A screen pass to Jeffries for 21 yards put the Mountaineers at the Forestview five, and Jeffries took it in

at the 3:11 mark for a 35-0 lead at the break.

The Mountaineers took possession following a punt at the Jaguar 47 with 4:19 left in the third. It took just two plays – runs of 42 and five yards by Jeffries – to run the score to 42-0. After the ensuing kick, the Jaguars were facing a second and 20 at their own 20 when they fumbled and KM’s AJ Richardson picked it up at the 15 and took it to the house for a 48-0 Mountaineer lead.

After recovering a fumble at the KM 17 the Jaguars scored their only TD on a 20-yard pass reception by Tylique “va” Aldridge with 2:55 left in the game.

“I thought we played well,” noted Mountaineer head coach Greg Lloyd. “We got off to a great start. We won the toss and deferred and we had the wind and were able to back them up. We just played well in all areas.

“Our defensive line dictated the flow of the game. We put a lot of pressure on them.

“We had good balance,” he added. “We were beat up a little physically but nothing major.”

per catch, and some big, tough defensive standouts like sophomore middle linebacker Chanyce Ford, sophomore free safety William Ross, middle linebacker Winter Kincaid and 6-3, 304-pound senior tackle

Hunter Jackson.

“It’s going to be a tough game” Lloyd said. “There will be two good football teams on the field Friday night. We hope we’ll have a great crowd.”

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Undefeated South Point and Kings Mountain kick it off Friday at Gamble Stadium for first place in Big South 3A KM (6-0) OPP. SP (6-0) OPP. 28 Shelby 26 28 Lincolnton 17 24 Asheville 0 48 East Gaston 6 27 Burns 0 42 RS Central 14 44 Hunter Huss 14 47 Stuart Cramer 14 56 North Gaston 0 35 Hunter Huss 7 48 Forestview 7 35 Crest 13 HOW THEY GOT HERE
6-0 with 48-7 win over Forestview
KM’s Javier Currie has the bead on Forestview’s Christian Holland in last week’s game in Gastonia. KM won 48-7. Photos by Gary Smart Kings Mountain’s Curtis Simpson (9) and AJ Richardson (15) tackle a Forestview runner in last week’s game in Gastonia. tHE Mountaineers won
48-7 to set up a
battle of the unbeatens with South Point Friday at KMHS. KM’s Zavion Wilson has his sights set on tackling Forestview’s Koby Barley in last week’s game at the Forestview.

JV Mountaineers roll over Forestview 42-0

Kings Mountain’s JV Mountaineers rolled over the Forestview Jaguars 42-0 for their fifth straight victory Wednesday at John Gamble Stadium.

The Mountaineers built a 28-0 lead in the first half with good play on offense, defense and special teams.

The defense set the tone early, holding the Jaguars to three and out on the game’s opening possession. After a punt was downed on the KM 48, the Mountaineers took just four plays to score on a 23-yard pass from freshman quarterback TJ Armstrong to freshman receiver William Vaughn.

Following another Forestview punt, the Mountaineers drove 78 yards in nine plays to go up 14-0 on a 29-yard touchdown pass from Armstrong to Barry Moore. Dom Davis added a two-point conversion.

Again, the defense held the

visitors to three and out and Watkins returned a punt from the KM 46 to the Forestview 23. Jeremiah Hill covered the distance on one run and Vance Johnson added the PAT from placement to make it 21-0.

Forestview managed to keep possession for six plays but then had to punt again and KM’s Jayden Watkins returned it 58 yards for a touchdown. Johnson’s PAT made it 28-0 at the half.

Midway of the third period, KM’s Cole Groves recovered a fumble at the Forestview one yard line and Johnson’s QB sneak and PAT made it 35-0.

Shortly afterward, the Mountaineers recovered a fumble at the Forestview 18 to set up Johnson’s five-yard TD run with 5:32 left.

Kings Mountain tries to keep its unbeaten streak alive Thursday with a trip to Belmont to face the South Point Red Raiders.

Tues., Oct.11

Wed., Oct. 5

6 p.m. – High school soccer, Kings Mountain at Gastonia Ashbrook.

Thurs., Oct. 6

TBA – High school women’s tennis, Kings Mountain at Crest (last regular season game).

TBA – High school volleyball, Gastonia Forestview at Kings Mountain.

7 p.m. – High school JV football, Kings Mountain at South Point.

Fri., Oct. 7

7:30 p.m. – High school football, South Point at Kings Mountain.

Mon., Oct. 10

6 p.m. – High school soccer, Kings Mountain at Gastonia Hunter Huss.

TBA – High school volleyball, Kings Mountain at South Point

4 p.m. – High school women’s golf, Kings Mountain at North Gaston (Lincoln Country Club).

4 p.m. – Middle school golf, Conference championship at Burns.

5 p.m. – High school cross country, Kings Mountain at York Comprehensive.

Wed., Oct. 12

5 p.m. – Middle school football, Kings Mountain at Burns (last regular season game).

6 p.m. – High school varsity soccer, North Gaston at Kings Mountain.

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Eric Hatten on a big gain in Kings Mountain JV’s victory over Forestview last week at John Gamble Stadium. Photos by Gary Smart KM’s Tyler McIntyre goes around Forestview defender Camden Tarbush (62) in last week’s Kings Mountain’s Cole Groves (30) Quadry Roberts (18), Matthew Pennington (16) after Groves’ fumble recovery and 13-yard return led to a KM one-yard TD run by Vance Johnson in last week’s win over Forestview. Kings Mountain High’s cross country teams participated in the 17-team Freedom Invitational last week. The top 10 runners were presented medals. KM had two medalists, Max Thompson who was seventh with an 18:46 and Divinity Ervin who was sixth in 22:09. The girls finished fifth overall and the boys 13th.

Lady Mountaineer spikers defeat Ashbrook and Huss

Kings Mountain High’s women’s volleyball team continued its unbeaten string in the Big South Conference last week with impressive wins over Ashbrook and Hunter Huss. The Lady Mountaineers defeated the Lady Green Wave 25-2, 25-4 and 25-3 and the Lady Huskies 25-6, 25-3, 25-6.

Against the Green Wave, Meile Songaila had 18 kills and four digs to go along with 12 serve receptions, five service points and a block.

Camden Pasour had 14

service points, a block, two digs and 19 assists.

Jessie Ozmore provided 16 service points, 11 serve receptions and two digs.

Paige Bagwell had 14 service points, two kills and five assists.

Myarcle Davis had eight kills.

In JV action, KM won 25-5, 25-5. Abigail Hedgepath had 14 assists, two digs and 15 service points; Kenzlie Morris five kills, a block and nine service points and Brooke Hamrick four kills

and nine service points.

At Huss, Pasour had 15 service points, two kills, 16 assists and five digs.

Caroline Barber had 13 service points, three serve receptions, five assists, five serve receptions and four digs.

Bagwell had three service points, eight kills, 10 assists and five digs.

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

Davis had seven kills and a block.

KMHS volleyball sweeps Cox Mill

Kings mountain High’s volleyball teams swept Cox Mill in non-conference action Monday.

The varsity won 25-22, 25-16, 18-25, 26-24 after the JVs swept 25-16, 25-18.

Meile Songaila led the varsity with 22 kills, five service points, 15 serve receptions and 19 digs.

Camden Pasour added 25 assists, 18 service points, two kills, six digs and one serve reception.

Paige Bagwell had 18assists, three service points, seven kills, five digs and a block.

Caroline Barber had eight service points, 33 serve receptions, 21 dig and five as-


Myracle Davis had 20 kills and four blocks.

For the JVs, Kenzlie Morris had a block, three digs, four kills and 12 service points; Abigail Hedgepath 18 assists, six digs and a kill; and Brooke Hamrick eight kills and seven service points.

Patriots edge East Lincoln in two overtimes

Kings Mountain Middle School got a big win Tuesday night at East Lincoln, 28-22 in double overtime.

The Patriots got on the board when Nazire Davis hooked up with Devon Hopper for a touchdown reception. Dakota Smith added a two-point conver-


The Patriots scored again just before halftime when Xavier Hutchens caught one of his two TD passes from Nazire Davis.

The Patriot defense was led by Cameron Zuniga and Malachi Powell who recorded sacks.

Davis added another TD run to seal the win in the second overtime.

Kings Mountain was scheduled to host Lincoln Tuesday in its last home game. The Patriots close out the regular season October 12 at Burns.

October 10 deadline to sign up for 100 years of KM football

The Kings Mountain Touchdown Club’s celebration of 100 years of Mountaineer football will be held October 20 at John Gamble Stadium.

A free dinner will be served at 5 p.m. but you must sign up no later than October 10 by contact-

ing Drew Fulton at kmfootball100years

Former Clemson University head football coach Danny Ford will be the guest speaker. Kings Mountain’s Kevin Mack, who was a running back on Ford’s 1981 Clemson team that won the NCAA championship, will

introduce him.

Many former players and supporters have already signed up but the Touchdown Club encourages those who have not signed up to do so now. You do not have to be a member of the TD Club or a former player to attend. It is free to everyone!

KMHS Athletic Department Good Citizen Award goes to Eli Deaton

The Kings Mountain High School Athletic Department is pleased to announce their Good Citizen Award to Eli Deaton. Eli is the outstanding fourth grade student from West Elementary School.

There are a million positive things to say about Eli. He works hard in the classroom and has a positive attitude, while encouraging his peers. He always seems to be a friend to everyone.

Eli is kind to his classmates and includes everyone at recess. He is a great teammate. Eli plays soccer for Barca Academy in Huntersville where he plays center midfield and center back. He also enjoys playing basketball for the Kings Mountain YMCA.

Eli is the son of Leslie and Tyler Deaton. He has two sisters, Addison and Rory and one brother, Henry. He is the grandson of Pat and Don Potter and Donna and Jody Deaton.

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A huge KM crowd likes what they see in Mountaineers’ performance against Forestview last week in Gastonia. Photos by Gary Smart KM assistant coach/trainer Ted Trahan assists Andre Willis to the sidelines after Willis was injured in Thursday’s game at Forestview. Kings Mountain’s Xzorion Lenair looks to get past Forestview’s Troy Hansel in Thursday’s game in Gastonia. Mark McDaniel presented the Good Citizen Award to Principal Holly Robinson and student Eli Deaton. Photo provided

Gaston College appoints textile leader for new role

Gaston College, one of North Carolina’s largest community colleges, is pleased to announce Jasmine Cox has accepted the role as Executive Director of the Textile Technology and Fiber Innovation Centers. Cox most recently served as the College’s Director of Textile Technology Programs and Business Innovation.

“Jasmine is a natural fit for this position. She’s an energetic and passionate leader with a strong innovative spirit that is well-respected internally and across many facets of the textile industry – both statewide and nationally,” said Dr. John Hauser, President of Gaston College. “Her knowledge, skills, experience, and talents in textiles and advanced materials will continue to be key to the Textile Technology Center’s enduring success, and invalu-

tion Center to be constructed on our Kimbrell Campus.”

As Executive Director, Cox becomes a member of the President’s Cabinet and a key member of the College’s leadership team. She has been with Gaston College and the Textile Technology Center since 2015 and served in various roles prior to her position as Director, including Physical Testing Laboratory Technician, Special Projects Coordinator, Process Coordinator-Testing, Coor-




Having qualified on 26th day of September, 2022 as Administratrix of the Estate of HATLEY MULL, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Mary White, Administratrix on or before the 5th of January, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 5th day of October, 2022.

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

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able to the new Fiber Innova-


dinator-Business Strategy &



Having qualified on 6th day of September, 2022 as Co-Executrixes of the Estate of AMBER COOPER BLACKWOOD; AKA, AMBER C. BLACKWOOD, 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, Catherine Marie Tate, Co-Executrix and/or Samantha Jeanne Tate, Co-Executrix, on or before the 14th of December, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 14th day of September, 2022.

Catherine Marie Tate, Co-Executrix

Estate of: Amber Cooper Blackwood; aka, Amber C. Blackwood 600 Landing Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086


Samantha Jeanne Tate, Co-Executrix

Estate of: Amber Cooper Blackwood; aka, Amber C. Blackwood 409 Palm Frond Drive Myrtle Beach, SC 29588

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Take notice that a pleading seeking relief against you has been filed in the above-entitled action. The nature of the relief being sought is as follows: The Plaintiff, FREDRICK DAVIS, has filed a Complaint seeking monetary damages for personal injuries stemming from an incident that occurred on February 19, 2022.

You are required to make defense to such pleading not later than forty (40) days after 11/5/2022, (exclusive of said date), and upon your failure to do so, the party seeking service against you will apply to the Court for the relief sought.

This the 28th day of September, 2022.

/s/ Charles Ali Everage

Charles Ali Everage, NCSB #28267


5457 Monroe Road Charlotte, North Carolina 28212

Telephone: (704) 377-9157

Facsimile: (704) 377-9160


Attorney for Plaintiff

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The Textile Technology Center on Gaston College’s Kimbrell Campus is a partner in the Manufacturing & Textile Innovation Network.

This center, along with the new Fiber Innovation Center that is coming soon will allow students to get hands-on experience with the latest technology and equipment used in research and development, testing, and production processes for the textile industry. Given the large textile manufacturing presence in North Carolina, particularly in Gaston and Lincoln counties, Cox plays a vital role in fostering the need for qualified and skilled industry workers.

In addition to her leadership and technical roles, she has been instrumental in strengthening the College’s partnership with NC State’s Wilson College of Textiles, expanding its relationships with numerous customers, local and statewide manufacturers, brand developers, and other advanced material industries. Cox also leads the College’s 2-year Associate Degree program in Textile Technology as an administrator and instructor.

Cox earned a B.S. in Textile Technology-Supply Chain Operations, a M.S. in Textile Management, and is currently pursuing her doctorate degree from North Carolina State University. She holds a Textile Testing Essentials Certificate from Zeiss Textile Extension and has served on numerous boards and committees including the Wilson College of Textiles Alumni Leadership Council, Industrial Fabrics Association International: Advanced Textiles Board, Southern Textile Association Planning Committee, and the White Oak Legacy Foundation.

Tucker Heart, Soul, Mind, and Strength Scholarship Program deadline November 1

The Tucker Heart, Soul, Mind, and Strength Scholarship is based on Mark 12:29-31, a scripture in which Jesus gives the two most important commandments. The first one is to “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” The second is to “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

Many years ago, Carolyn Tucker chose this as her “life prayer” in which she asked God that all her family and their spouses would follow. She had bronze plaques made for her grown offspring to display at their doorways as reminders.

At the request of Carolyn Tucker, the scripture was displayed on a bronze plaque at the entrance of the Tucker Student Center. Mark 12:29-31 has since been adopted by the University and a plaque placed at the entrance of every building. This scholarship is awarded annually to one

student who has and will continue to demonstrate Heart, Soul, Mind and Strength during their four years at Gardner-Webb.

In their personal lives and through the operation of their successful business, Shoe Show, Inc., the Tucker Family has exemplified the core values of Gardner-Webb University through faith in action.

After the first four years, the fund will provide for four students, one in each class, every year.

The recipients, Tucker Scholars, will receive full tuition coverage, room and board, books, a meal plan, and other required fees.

The Tucker Scholarship is open to all students seeking to pursue higher education at Gardner-Webb University.

Prospective students may be nominated by individuals in their community and complete the application process. Additionally, applicants must submit

their official high school transcripts and SAT/ACT scores, an essay detailing how they have worked to apply Mark 12:30 in their life, and a minimum of two references to include both academic and character mentors.

The application deadline is November 1 and will take place solely through the Gardner-Webb University website. After complete applications have been received, selected candidates will be invited to campus to attend the Heart, Soul, Mind, and Strength Scholarship Event where finalists will take part in interviews. This event will take place in December. To apply, visit and search “Tucker Scholarship.”

The Tucker family has remained dedicated to Gardner-Webb University over the years. Their devotion to their faith, the institution, and the community has played a key role in the development and fruition of several initiatives on the University’s campus.

Annual Yeti Golf Tournament Oct. 27

Mark your calendar for the 3rd annual Yeti Athletics Golf tournament is going to be held on Monday, Oct. 24 at the Cleveland Country Club with registration at 9 a.m., and a shotgun start at 10 a.m. Golfer registration event pricing is $320 per foursome and the pre-registration deadline is Oc-




Having qualified on 22nd day of September, 2022 as Co-Administratrixes of the Estate of BERNICE HARDIN CANNON, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Veronica C. Wray, Co-Administratrix and/or Alesia M. Cannon, Co-Administratrix, on or before the 28th of December, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 28th day of September, 2022.

Veronica C. Wray, Co-Administratrix

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


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

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tober 17. Registration includes green fees, cart fees, and lunch. Bever-

ages available to purchase on the course.

For questions about registration, contact Dianne Pack at 704-6694145 or packd699@ For sponsorship opportunities and to register, visit


The public will take notice that the City Council of the City of Kings Mountain has called a public hearing regarding an application for rezoning.

Central School Renovation Partners, LLC, Applicant has requested an amendment to the Zoning Map of the City of Kings Mountain regarding the following: Rezone approximately 5.25 acres of land, identified as Cleveland County Parcel 7224 located on Ridge Street. The property is currently zoned Semi-Urban Residential (SU). The petitioner would like the property to be rezoned to Mixed Use (MU). Case Z-22-13

The public hearing will be held at City Hall, 101 W. Gold Street, Kings Mountain, North Carolina on Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers

The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Opportunity for public input will be offered during the public hearing portion of the meeting. A copy of the application may be obtained by contacting the City of Kings Mountain Community Planning Department at 704-734-4595.

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Gaston College fall open house rescheduled Flu vaccine at Health Department beginning Oct. 3

Due to anticipated inclement weather on Saturday, October 1 from Hurricane Ian, the Gaston College Fall Open House

has been rescheduled to Tuesday, October 25, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., on the College’s Dallas campus.



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

This the 5th day of October, 2022.

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

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Having qualified on 6th of July, 2022 as Executrix of the Estate of DONALD LEE ROSS (22 E 549), deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against said estate to present them, duly verified, to Mildred Sue Ross, c/o A. Susan Biggers, Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C., 402 East Graham Street, Shelby, North Carolina 28150, on or before December 21st, 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 21st day of September, 2022.

Mildred Sue Ross Executrix of the Estate of Donald Lee Ross c/o A. Susan Biggers Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C. 402 East Graham Street Shelby, North Carolina 28150

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Having qualified on 27th day of July, 2022 as Administratrix CTA of the Estate of Joseph Scott Peeler (22 E 188), deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against said estate to present them, duly verified, to A. Susan Biggers, Administratrix, Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C., 402 East Graham Street, Shelby, North Carolina 28150, on or before December 14, 2022, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 14th day of September, 2022.

A. Susan Biggers Administratrix of the Estate of Joseph Scott Peeler Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C. 402 East Graham Street Shelby, North Carolina 28150

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TAKE NOTICE that a pleading seeking relief against you has been filed on September 12, 2022 in the above entitled special proceeding. The nature of the relief being sought is as follows:

Petition to Identify Unknown Heirs of JOSEPH SCOTT PEELER who died on January 9, 2022 in Cleveland County, North Carolina.

You are required to make defense to such pleading not later than November 1, 2022, and upon your failure to do the party seeking service against you will apply to the court for relief sought.

This the 21st day of September, 2022.

/s/ A. Susan Biggers Administratrix CTA of the Estate of Joseph Scott Peeler 402 East Graham Street Shelby, North Carolina 28150

Telephone: 704/482-7300.

North Carolina State Bar Number 18089

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The Cleveland County Health Department joins the NC Division of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in urging everyone to protect themselves by getting vaccinated against the flu. Everyone over the age of 6 months is encouraged to be immunized.

It is not too early. The vaccine is safe and effective and the best way to protect yourself and your family from getting the flu.

In addition to vaccination, continue practicing healthy habits to protect yourself from flu and other viruses:

Cover your nose and mouth with tissue when you cough or sneeze.

Throw the tissue in the trash promptly after use.

Wash your hands frequently with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand

cleaners are also effective.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Germs spread this way.

Stay home if you are sick.

You should stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone and other symptoms have improved, except to get medical care.

“Steps to prevent the flu are very similar to the steps we encourage individuals to take to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including getting vaccinated,” said DeShay Oliver, Cleveland County Deputy Health Director. “Individuals who are at highest risk of severe illness from the flu are like those factors that place individuals at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19 including being 65 or older, having underlying health conditions, being pregnant, having a weakened immune system, or living in

a congregate living setting.

You can get your flu vaccine at the same time you get your COVID vaccine, including the updated bivalent booster.”

Flu vaccine will be available at the Cleveland County Health Department beginning Monday, October 3, 2022.

The vaccine is available

Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, no appointment necessary. Please note, appointments are required for the COVID-19 vaccine by calling 980-484-6019.

The flu vaccine is free of charge for children 18 and younger who have Medicaid, do not have insurance, or are underinsured (meaning insurance does not cover the flu vaccine). The vaccine will also be free for uninsured (non-Medicaid) pregnant women 19 and older who are serviced by the health department and women 19 and older

who have a family planning waiver (Be Smart) and are receiving services at the health department. If you have insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid, we will bill these third-party payers. If you do not meet the above criteria or do not have insurance, Medicare or Medicaid, the charge for the vaccine is $55. We also have available a limited number of the Flublok vaccines for those 18 and older and High Dose flu vaccines for those 65 and older. Insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid can be billed for these vaccines, or the cost is $90.

If you have questions or need additional information, you may call the Cleveland County Health Department Immunization Clinic at 980484-5100. You may also find additional information about the flu at

BBB Scam Alert: Cryptocurrency investment scams take to TikTok

Money-flipping cons have long been popular on Instagram and Twitter. But as TikTok’s popularity grows, so do the con artists. Watch out for this TikTok scam, which promises to turn a few hundred dollars’ worth of cryptocurrency into thousands in no time at all. BBB is seeing many new reports in BBB Scam Tracker related to this money-flipping scam. Here’s

what you need to know.

How the scam works: You are scrolling through TikTok when you come across a video showing a pile of cash. The creator says they earned the stack of money in just a few days by investing in cryptocurrency. You may not know much about cryptocurrency, but this “investor” can help you get the same kind of return for a modest fee. Better



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

This the 5th day of October, 2022.

A. Susan Biggers Administratrix of the Estate of Kenyon Monterio Watkins Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C. 402 East Graham Street Shelby, North Carolina 28150

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Having qualified on 31st day of August, 2022 as Administrator-CTA of the Estate of MARY HELEN MCCURRY KIRBY; AKA, MARRY HELEN KIRBY, 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, James Beheler, Administrator-CTA, on or before the 14th of December, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 14th day of September, 2022.

James Beheler, Administrator-CTA Estate of: Mary Helen McCurry Kirby; aka, Mary Helen Kirby 112 Whipporwill St Grover, NC 28073 Counsel for the Estate McINTYRE ELDER LAW 233 E. Graham Street Shelby, NC 28150

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Having qualified on 29th day of June, 2022 as Administrator-CTA of the Estate of JAMES EDWARD 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, Brenton S. Begley, Administrator-CTA, on or before the 14th of December, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 14th day of September, 2022.

Brenton S. Begley, Administrator-CTA Estate of: James Edward Williams McINTYRE ELDER LAW 233 E. Graham Street Shelby, NC 28150

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yet, they have a 100% guarantee that they can triple your money in less than a week.

When you contact the supposed investor, likely through WhatsApp, Telegram, or another messaging app, they will be polite and professional. They will ask you to send money – usually, a few hundred dollars to start – through a digital wallet service like PayPal, Zelle, or

Venmo. They may even ask you to purchase the cryptocurrency yourself and send it to them. Then, they “invest” your money in the stock market, where it allegedly starts multiplying right away.

As always, the scam isn’t what it seems. When you try to get your money back, the scammer will claim you need to pay fees. At first, these See SCAM, Page 8B




Having qualified on 21st day of September, 2022 as Administrator of the Estate of DENNIS ROGER CLARY, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Brenton S. Begley, Administrator, on or before the 28th of December, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 28th day of September, 2022.

Brenton S. Begley, Administrator

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

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

This the 5th day of October, 2022.

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

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

This the 28th day of September, 2022.

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

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


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


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



The Shelby High School Class of ‘70 Reunion will be held the evening of Saturday, October 15. For details, contact Judie Young Davidson at Gator222@ (352) 339-1801




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

JAMES BALLARD PAINTING SERVICES. Exterior painting only. We also stain decks. Free estimates. You will be pleased with our work. We have references. 828-287-9272. (828) 4297511

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



Nike tops and shirts. Large to 3x. Priced from $4 to $15. Call 704974-4247

COMPLETE KING SIZE BEDROOM SUITE. Excellent condition, $1200 obo. Twin bedroom suite complete, $500. Antique oak pie safe, early 1900’s, $900 exc. cond. (704) 482-7949


Four graves- Lot 71 in Section 7 at Cleveland Memorial Park.

Prime location next to sidewalk and close to fountain. Call for details (252) 432-4105

DEER CORN, 50 POUND BAG. $11. Callahan Farms. Cletus: 704-300-5341; Steve: 704-4728865; Todd: 704-692-1627

PECK DECK FOR SALE. Bench with leg attachment and many weights. $375. 803-322-7632.


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

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

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


DOG KENNELS & DOG HOUSES. Dog kennels 10x10x6, 10x20x6, Dog Houses 8x12, 10x16 Delivered & Installed Available. J Johnson Sales Thursday & Friday 10-5 Saturday 10-2. Ph. (828) 245-5895


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

HOTDOG BENEFIT FOR CRYSTAL HENSON at Boiling Springs Masonic Lodge October 8th from 12-6 pm. Plate includes 2 hotdogs, chips and drink, deserts. Price is $6.00, all proceeds go to family for donations. Contact Jennifer Moore 828-7441095 also doing Raffle.

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


THE SCREEN SHOP. For Windows and Doors. Can make, repair, and recover any screen for your windows and doors. For three generations, The Screen Shop has been serving Cleveland and surrounding counties. (828) 381-1422

HANDYMAN. All rental and residential services. No job too small. Call Ray at 704-813-7623

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


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


WANT TO BUY STAIR LIFT in good condition. Call 828-4293712.

WANT TO BUY CARS, TRUCKS. Trailers, Tractors, Farm Equipment. Must have ID and proof of ownership. Callahan’s Towing. (704) 692-1006

CHOCOLATE LAB PUPPIES FOR SALE. 5 Males & 3 Females. 3 weeks old. Ready Oct. 14th. AKC Registered, Dewormed, Checked by Vet and 1st Round of Shots. Males $1000; Females $1200. Call or Text (704) 577-2699

VISIT THE LOCAL ONLINE MALL. Be sure to see Today’s Specials daily

MOTOR WINDER Experienced AC motor winder needed. Competitive pay, benefits, and relaxed atmosphere (704) 9471811 bcase@citycompressor. com

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

HELP WANTED JN Greene Electrical Contracting is seeking full time electrician and laborers. Experience is preferred but not required. Electrician starting pay $15.00 – $30.00 based on experience Laborers starting pay $10.50$15.00 based on experience. Please contact Joe Greene for more information. (704) 4736862

RETIRED GENERAL CONTRACTOR BOB Thanks his customers for many years of business. (828) 476-6058 (828) 476-6058

COPPERHEAD ROAD LAWN AND FIELD. Give us a call for prompt friendly service. Offering lawn care and field services (bushhogging, box blade and loader work) at reasonable prices. (704) 692-0662


EXTRY HEAVY DUTY TRAIL FX BULL GUARD. For pickup truck. $350 obo. (704) 472-5973

USED CAMPER TOPS: BUY/ SALE/TRADE. Various sizes and styles. 828-980-0788.

FIREWOOD FOR SALE Good hardwood. 8 ft. bed pickup load. Deliverable. $75. 704-284-1694.

2005 HONDA RUCKUS MOPED. Broken. Needs Work. $150. 704-419-5054. Leave Message.

MISCELLANEOUS HUNTING EQUIPMENT. Bowtech compound bow $300. Free fly fishing lessons. 828-748-2027.

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

CASH FOR YOUR CAR. Running or not, title or no title. Call Charles Dellinger at Red Road Towing. 704-692-6767, (704) 487-0228

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

DANNY’S AUTOWERKS. Buying used or junk cars. Competitive prices. Call Danny 828-2893081 or Jimmy 828-289-1175.

WANTED: OLD AND NEW AMMO. Reloading supplies. Call 828-245-6756 or cell # 828-2891488.


3 LABRADOODLE AND 2 POMERANIAN Delivery in 2 state area. 3 Labradoodle two red and one white. Parents AKC. 9 Weeks $500 each. Two Pomeranian CKC registered $800. All are UTD on vaccines and worming. All come with ten days special puppy chow, custom harness/leash, and Vaccine health record. (864) 492-5138

CKC MALE YORKIE POO PUPPY. Wormed & groomed, shots & vet checked. 12 wks old. $850. Female adult Poodle, $350. Manx kittens full blooded, parents on site, 2 males. No tails. $300. Inside raised. (828) 3910919

FREE 2 FEMALE MIXED DOGS. Needs a good home. 2 yrs. old. Housebroken. German Shepherd/Bullmastiff. Call 828429-7094 for more info.


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CREST CLASS OF 1970 REUNION. The Crest High class of 1970 is holding a 50th class reunion on Saturday Oct. 22, 2022 at the Legrand Center in Shelby from 6pm to 10pm. Price per person will be determined by the number of

EXPERIENCED GARMENT AND TEXTILE SEWING. Experienced sewing positions. FT 1st-Shift. M-F 8:30-5. Parttime also available Competitive pay. Great Environment. English and Spanish-speaking staff. Located in Lincolnton (310) 874-8516 contact@

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

PATTERSON SPRINGS STORAGE AUCTION PUBLIC SALE. 1:30PM Oct 24th Patterson Springs Storage, 1826 Creek Ridge Rd., Shelby NC. Contents of Units: #40 Ledford, #7 Jones for Non-Payment of Storage Rent. (704) 473-7358 andrew.



2 FAMILY YARD SALE. Sat., Oct. 8th, 2022 from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Lots of items to choose from! 909 Sharon Dr. (Country Club area), Kings Mountain, NC 28086

SAT. MORNING OCT 8TH. Sat., Oct. 8th, 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM at 434 Leander Street, Shelby, NC 28152

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

JOHN DEERE zero turn, 42 in. cut, 400 hrs. Looks, runs, cuts good. $1800 or OBO. 704-4870500 or 704-678-3954.

LIKE NEW, MEN’S HUFFY BICYCLE. Great Condition Must See! $50.00. Great Trail Rider. Call 828-782-7221

MORGAN’S FIREWOOD. Small hardwood mix for small wood stoves. Cut, split, delivered $85/load. 828-395-0758.


2003 - 1700 LUND BOAT. 140 H.P. Four Stroke Johnson. Onboard charger. 55 thrust 12 volt Minn Kota trolling motor. Lawrence fish finder. Many more extras. $14,000. Call (704) 4779631


BOER BOEL REGISTERED MASTIFF PUPPIES. Seven males/females, 9 weeks. Up-to-date shots/deworming. $800. Ready for forever home. Call/text 704-6005388, can arrange facetime. FAINTING GOATS FOR SALE. Wethers and nannies. Please call 828-248-8060.


AKC Registered Lababor puppies Born 9/17/22 will be ready Nov 5th First Shots and Wormed Both Parents on site mostly Yellow and black Now taking Deposits. Call or Text 828-4290210.


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


or 704-297-0103

SHS CLASS OF 1977 REUNION. Shelby High Class of ‘77 will hold there 45th reunion on Saturday, Oct. 22nd at Izzi Q Barbecue located at 127 W. Marion St., in Uptown Shelby. $25 per person and that’s all inclusive; venue, food and music. Desserts by Betsy Lutz McPherson. Checks can be mailed to Donna Blanton Rash at 1045 Allison Dr., Shelby NC 28150

FABRIC CUTTING SUPERVISOR - LINCOLNTON. The Cutter Supervisor position will program, set up, operate and maintain automated (Tukatech) equipment and hand cutter to cut fabric to product specifications. Meet production, quality, and safety requirements. Keep records, and maintain equipment and supplies. Perform cutting operations to assure compliance with approved methods and quality standards., cuts fabric and material handling and bundling operations. Manages cutting staff. 1st Shift - M-F 8:30 - 5. Located in Lincolnton (714) 916-9513


EB MOBILE MECHANIC. I will come to you to repair any car, lawnmower or tractor. Honest & reliable. (704) 300-2332

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

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

ROLLINGWOOD COMMUNITYWIDE YARD SALE. Sat, Oct 8th, 7am until. HWY 150 between Spake’s Strawberries & Dover YMCA. So many families... So many treasures.


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


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

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

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

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

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


RIDING MOWERS, GARDEN TILLERS, TRACTORS, EQUIPMENT, GO-KARTS. Ready to mow. All in excellent condition. Can deliver, 30+ years experience in repair work. 828-9800853, 704-476-9383.

RENT TO OWN TRAILERS. ENCLOSED, DUMP, GOOSENECK, CAR HAULERS. Thursdays - Fridays 10-5, Sat. 10-12. J Johnson Sales, inc. (828) 2455895

NEW USED REPO BUILDINGS Thursday - Friday 10-5 Sat. 1012 J Johnson Sales 2690 US Hwy 221 South, Forest City, NC (828) 245-5895

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

ALL TRAILERS CASH, FINANCE, CREDIT CARDS or RENT TO OWN. J Johnson Sales Forest City, NC. Thursday - Friday 10-5, Saturday 10-12. Ph. (828) 245-5895

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

LABRADOODLE PUPPIES DOB 7/10/22. No shedding, hypoallergenic, great with kids and other pets. Text for pictures, 864-492-6877.


shots, ready October 1. $500each. Henry Miller; 1608 Walls Church Road, Ellenboro, NC 28040.

4 YEAR OLD MALE CAT NEUTERED/SHOTS. Owner passed away, kept cat outside. Blue eyes, white/orange markings. Needs to be rehomed. Prefer in country / barn / colony. Used to other cats. Will not stay inside. Friendly, almost feral. Free to good home. 980-404-0606 FREE KITTENS. to a good home. Call 828-201-3861 after 4 pm.

2003 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE 203,000 miles, Don’t Wait!, $2500 obo. (704) 6921450

2001 DODGE RAM 2500. One owner, SLT, Quad cab, automatic, 2 w/d, 160K miles, Tow package,



LONGHAIRED MINIATURE DACHSUND PUPPIES. Beautiful, purebred, shots, vet check, utd worming, ready for new homes. Rehoming $650.00 cash. Call or text for more information (252) 883-3137


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DOMERS TOY AND HOBBY. Visit our NEW LOCATION .....Model Cars, Die-cast Cars & Trucks, Tractors, Hot Wheels, Construction Toys, Sports Memorabilia, Autographed Items, Hard to Find Items! See Mike & Brandon Willis. We’re located at 104 Oliver Ave. (behind El Acapulco Mexican Restaurant in Boiling Springs), Shelby 704-297-0102
5.9 Cummings diesel. Good tires.$18500, 828-447-0774.
SCENIC RIDGE COUNTRY CAMPGROUND. Cherryville, NC. Cabins. RV Spots, Daily Weekly, Monthly, Seasonal Sites. (704) 435-0938
THE ARK & CREATION MUSEUM KENTUCKY. Exciting bus trip, 4 days-3 nights & more! The price is $525 per person, double occupancy. May 15-18, 2022. Call Burel or Pam Harris for more details. 704-477-1075 or (704) 477-6863 SCENIC RIDGE COUNTRY CAMGROUND. Cherryville, NC. Cabins. RV Spots, Daily Weekly, Monthly, Seasonal Sites. (704) 435-0938 OCEAN LAKES MYRTLE BEACH. Cottage N34. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, den, kitchen, dining, covered deck, near country store. Call Dorcas, 803-7182659. BEACH HOUSES AT OCEAN LAKE. 2BR, 2BA, sleeps 6, golf cart, Wifi, Weeks and weekends available. Halloween weekend open. 704-4731494 CLASSIFIEDS CONTINUED TO PAGE 7B CLASSI CLASSIFIED FIED ADS PLACE YOUR AD AT CAROLINACLASSIFIEDS.COM OR CALL 704-484-1047 Deadline: Friday at 12:00 Noon Carolina

Update on government’s student debt relief plan Going the extra yard for concussion safety

Last month, President Biden announced his Administration's plan to pro-


application for student debt relief. You won’t need to upload any supporting documents or use your FSA ID to submit your application.


You are eligible if you have most federal loans

Direct Loans and other loans held by the U.S. Department of Education, and your income for 2020 or 2021 is either:

• Less than $125,000 for individuals

• Less than $250,000 for households

If you are a dependent student, your eligibility is based on your parental income. What you might be eligible for:

• Up to $20,000 in debt relief if you received a Pell Grant in college

• Up to $10,000 in debt relief if you didn’t receive a Pell Grant How it’ll work:

• In October, the U.S. Department of Education will launch a short online

• Once you submit your application, the Department of Education will review it, determine your eligibility for debt relief, and work with your loan servicer(s) to process your relief. They will contact you if they need any additional information.

What’s next:

• Once you sign up for updates from the Department of Education, you don’t need to do anything until they contact you when the sign-up period for student debt relief opens. Visit to sign up.

• They will send you regular updates with more details over the coming days, as we near the application period, which will begin in October 2022 and last through December 2023.


• In the meantime, you can visit the DOE’s Frequently Asked Questions page to find out more information on the student debt relief program.

In the meantime, beware of Scams. You might be contacted by a company saying they will help you get loan discharge, forgiveness, cancellation, or debt relief for a fee.

You never have to pay for help with your federal student aid. Make sure you work only with the U.S. Department of Education and our loan servicers, and never reveal your personal information or account password to anyone.

The government’s mails to borrowers come from,, or Report scam attempts to the Federal Trade Commission by calling 1-877-382-4357 or visit

Concussions in sports are cause for concern among parents of athletes. Now that kids across the country are back in school and fall activities have begun, parents may be concerned about keeping children safe while they play football or other sports. Football is one of the most popular youth sports, with 3.5 million kids playing each year –but it also results in about 50,000 annual concussions. For parents, this risk has made football one of the most concerning activities in which a child can participate.

To address this growing concern, Wake Forest University School of Medicine researchers set out to improve the safety of youth football. They found head impacts can be drastically reduced by changing practice drills. The results from this first-of-its-kind study have provided league officials, coaches and other

health professionals across the country new techniques and guidelines on ways to avoid head injuries and concussions and improve youth sports safety. Since then, our researchers have applied these outcomes to study head injuries in other sports, helmeted and non-helmeted, in both boys and girls.

These studies also highlighted the importance of athletic trainers at schoolaged sports practices and events. Atrium Health responded to this need by increasing its coverage for student athletes and provides athletic training services to nearly 100 schools across North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, which makes it one of the largest programs in the nation.

“Throughout the school year, our athletic trainers work closely with high school coaches to help keep their student athletes safe and healthy and to treat and

help rehabilitate sports-related injuries,” says Christopher Ina, manager of athletic training services for Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

While athletic trainers and other health care experts are trained to recognize a concussion, it’s important for parents to know the signs and symptoms.

The most common symptoms of concussion are:

• Temporary loss of consciousness

• Headache

• Confusion

• Dizziness

• Nausea

• Vomiting

• Slurred speech

• Delayed response to questions

• Appearing dazed and not remembering the event that caused the possible concussion






AVAILABLE 2 ACRE TRACT. Hidden pasture, wooded housesite, rough-in driveway, NC highway 9 south, road frontage, minutes from stores in Tryon, Columbus, Landrum, SC. Light zoning, low property taxes, county water available. Yearround creek on back property line, 3 phase electric available. Reduced to $47,900. For further information call John between 10am-8pm. 828-863-0596 or Peter 828-606-6712.


MOBILE HOME FOR RENT. Taylor Road, Rutherfordton. 2BR, 1BA, stove, refrigerator, washer, dryer. $400 deposit. $400 rent. NO PETS! 828-2872511


ONE BED/BATH NEEDED PLEASE. Bed/bath needed for independent elderly male. Smoker but no alcohol/drugs. Please call 704-600-5596. Thank you!



BEAUTY SHOP, CHESNEE AREA. Call for information. Also tanning bed for sale, good bulbs. $400. 864-461-7868.


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



4 BEDROOM, 1.5 BATHROOM HOME. Rent $1050, Deposit $1050, Application Fee $25. 807 Holly Oak Road, Shelby, NC. 704-214.4180.

HOME FOR RENT IN SHELBY. NC. 2 bedroom 1 bath renting at $945.00 per month. Call Today (704-544-1111). (704) 554-8861

EXTREMELY NICE, 2 BEDROOM HOME in Kings Mountain. Nice yard. Great neighborhood. Stove, refrigerator, new H&A. No pets. $1500 month. (704) 473-5240

MOBILE HOMES & APARTMENTS. In Kings Mountain. P. Call (704) 739-4417



2 BEDROOM 2 BATH SINGLEWIDE. $1000 rent, $1000 Deposit, $25 Application Fee. 218 Webb Road, Shelby, NC. 704-214-4180

3BR, 2BA MOBILE HOME on 2 acres, private lot. Background & credit check required.


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1.97 ACRES, 3000 SQFT BUILDING. 1144 East Stagecoach Trail, Lawndale, NC. INVESTORS: Great Investment. More than 100% one day return. 2020 assessed value $220,325. Purchase price $114,000 firm. Call Tom Bittner 828-453-0828. Lawndale, NC 28090
Call for details. 704-300-5293. FOR LEASE- OFFICE SPACE. Over 800 s.f. breakroom included. Brand new HVAC, brand new flooring, and ground level entry. $1125 per month including water. 112 E. Dixon Blvd., Suite 2, Shelby, NC 28152. Call (704) 923-1698 MOVE IN SPECIAL. 2 & 3 Bedroom, deposit required. $200 weekly rates. Includes power and water. NO PETS. (704) 473-4299 HICKORY CREEK APARTMENTS FOR SENIORS. (62 and older), disabled (50 and older). Shelby. Now taking applications for waiting list. 418 East Warren Street, (704) 487-6354 FOR RENT CLEVELAND COUNTY 2&3 BEDROOM TOWN HOMES. Townhomes located in Shelby, NC. We are currently accepting applications for our waiting list. Rent is based on income (and some expenses are deducted). Please visit us today at Laurel Hill Apartments 1526 Eaves Rd., Shelby NC or call for more information 704-487-1114. Equal Housing Opportunity. 2&3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Nice and clean, water furnished. Oak Grove Community, Kings Mtn. Call or text, 704739-0259.
COUNTY GASTONIA-RENT LOCAL OFFICE SPACE. Great location behind the library, 4 offices, break room, front end reception area, and waiting room. $1250 a month plus utilities. Call Zeus Realty at (980) 989-7316 HOUSE FOR RENT IN CHERRYVILLE. 2 BR, 1 BA, Central Heat & AC. Includes stove, refrigerator, washer, dryer, storage building. $700 Mo. $700 deposit. (704) 435-8750 RUTHERFORD COUNTY 2 & 3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Small private park between Spindale and Forest City. Starting at $550 per month. 828382-0475. CLASSIFIEDS CONT’D FROM PAGE 6B Auctions EQUIPMENT-AUCTION TRACTORS: BACKHOE TRACTORS 4WD Enclosed Cabs, MASSEY FERGUSON 5710 4WD Enclosed Cab 95-hp with 941X Loader, FREIGHTLINER & INTERNATIONAL MultiTon TRUCKS, with KnuckleBoom-Loader/Jet-Vac System - ONLINE ONLY AUCTION, Bidding Ends OCTOBER 11 at 7:00 PM Morehead City, NC www.HouseAuctionCompany. com 252-729-1162 NCAL #7889&7435 Auctions HUGE-FIREARMS AUCTION: The-Jerry Hardesty-LifetimeFirearms-Collection, numerous - COLT - 1911 - Govt-stamped, COLT Snake - Guns, COLT - 1911 - SUPER - MATCHCal.-.38, Numerous- Rare & Vintage WINCHESTERS, SPRINGFIELDS, SMITHWESSON, REMINGTONS, Rare - US - Military - Rifles & Handguns - New - InCosmoline, ONLINE ONLY AUCTION, Bidding Ends OCTOBER 18 at 7:00 PM, www.HouseAuctionCompany. com 252-729-1162 NCAL #7889&7435 Home Improvement Eliminate gutter cleaning forever! LeafFilter, the most advanced debris-blocking gutter protection. Schedule a FREE LeafFilter estimate today. 15% off Entire Purchase. 10% Senior & Military Discounts. Call 1-877649-1190 Miscellaneous DIAGNOSED WITH LUNG CANCER? You may qualify for a substantial cash award - even with smoking history. NO obligation! We’ve recovered millions. Let us help!! Call 24/7, 844-641-0129 Miscellaneous Denied Social Security Disability? Appeal! If you’re 50+, filed SSD and denied, our attorneys can help! Win or Pay Nothing! Strong, recent work history needed. 877-553-0252 [Steppacher Law Offices LLC Principal Office: 224 Adams Ave Scranton PA 18503] Miscellaneous Safe Step. North America’s #1 Walk-In Tub. Comprehensive lifetime warranty. Top-of-theline installation and service. Now featuring our FREE shower package and $1600 Off for a limited time! Call today! Financing available. Call Safe Step 1-855-931-3643 Miscellaneous DENTAL INSURANCE from Physicians Mutual Insurance Company. Coverage for 350 plus procedures. Real dental insurance - NOT just a discount plan. Do not wait! Call now! Get your FREE Dental Information Kit with all the details! 1-844496-8601 www.dental50plus. com/ncpress #6258 Miscellaneous Prepare for power outages today with a GENERAC home standby generator $0 Money Down + Low Monthly Payment Options. Request a FREE Quote – Call now before the next power outage: 1-844-9380700 Miscellaneous Replace your roof with the best looking and longest lasting material – steel from Erie Metal Roofs! Three styles and multiple colors available. Guaranteed to last a lifetime! Limited Time Offer - $500 Discount + Additional 10% off install (for military, health workers & 1st responders.) Call Erie Metal Roofs: 1-855-585-1815 Miscellaneous AUTO INSURANCE STARTING AT $49/ MONTH! Call for your fee rate comparison to see how much you can save! Call: 833472-0580 Miscellaneous TOP CA$H PAID FOR OLD GUITARS! 1920-1980 Gibson, Martin, Fender, Gretsch, Epiphone, Guild, Mosrite, Rickenbacker, Prairie State, D’Angelico, Stromberg. And Gibson Mandolins / Banjos. 833-649-2292 Miscellaneous PROTECT YOUR HOME from pests safely and affordably. Pest, rodent, termite and mosquito control. Call for a quote or inspection today 877-593-6072 Sale DISH Network. $64.99 for 190 Channels! Blazing Fast Internet, $19.99/mo. (where available.) Switch & Get a FREE $100 Visa Gift Card. FREE Voice Remote. FREE HD DVR. FREE Streaming on ALL Devices. Call today! 1-877-920-7405 Time Share Wesley Financial Group, LLC Timeshare Cancellation Experts. Over $50,000,000 in timeshare debt and fees cancelled in 2019. Get free informational package and learn how to get rid of your timeshare! Free consultations. Over 450 positive reviews. Call 844-213-6711 STATEWIDE CLASSIFIED NETWORK ADS Carolina Your Link to Local Classifieds! CLASSI CLASSIFIED FIED ADS PLACE YOUR AD AT CAROLINACLASSIFIEDS COM OR CALL 704-484-1047 Deadline: Friday at 12:00 Noon ANSWER KEY BAKING
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may seem harmless. Since your few hundred dollars now turned into a few thousand, what’s the harm in spending a couple hundred in fees, right?

Scammers try to extend this con for as long as possible to get as much money as they can. They may ask for fees several times, always promising you will get much more back than what you are spending. If you question them, they

may resort to scare tactics, telling you that if you don’t pay, you’ll miss out on the giant return or that they can take legal action.

any money you send will end up in the scammer’s pockets. You won’t be getting a return on your investment, and you won’t be getting your initial deposit back either.

to avoid money flipping scams

• Use good judgment. Get-rich-quick schemes and investments that are guaranteed to give you a huge return are nearly al-


ways scams. If an offer sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

• Do your research. Before you contact someone through TikTok or another social media platform, look up their name, phone number, and company name (if they have one) online. If they have conned others, you’ll likely find complaints online about it.

• Don’t give into scare tactics. If an “investor” contacts you, they may try to convince you the investment will only work if you act right now. Or, if you’ve


already sent them funds, they may threaten you with legal action if you don’t pay their fees. In any case, don’t give in to scare tactics. Recognize them as the hallmarks of a scam.

• Understand how digital wallet services work. Treat any money you send through a digital wallet service like cash. Once you send the money, there will be little you can do to get it back if it turns out you were scammed. It’s best to use these apps only with people you know and trust.


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to G.S. 163-33(8) that a General Election will be held on November 8, 2022 for U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, N.C. General Assembly, state and local judges, district attorney, county offices, and local referenda.


The polls will be open for voting

pm. All voters registered with the Cleveland County Board of Elections are eligible to vote in this election. Voters who are already registered to vote need not re-register. Residents who are not registered to vote or those registered who need to make changes must do so by Friday, October 14, 2022 at 5:00 pm. Same-day registration will be offered at Early Voting locations only.

One-Stop Early Voting will begin Thursday, October 20, 2022 and continue through Saturday, November 5, 2022.

There are THREE one-stop early voting locations for this election:

Shelby Location:

Eugenia H. Young Memorial Library 104 Howie Drive Shelby, NC 28150

Kings Mountain Location: H. Lawrence Patrick Senior Center 909 E. King Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086

Boiling Springs Location:

Boiling Springs Town Hall 114 E. College Ave. Shelby, NC 28152

Thursday 10/20/2022 to Friday 10/21/2022 8:00AM – 7:30PM

Monday 10/24/2022 to Friday 10/28/2022 8:00AM – 7:30PM

Saturday 10/29/2022 8:00AM – 3:00PM

Sunday 10/30/2022 1:00PM – 5:00PM

Monday 10/31/2022 to Friday 11/04/2022 8:00AM – 7:30PM Saturday 11/05/2022 8:00AM – 3:00PM

Any qualified voter may vote an absentee ballot by mail. Mail-in absentee ballots can be requested using the NC State Absentee Ballot Request form and returned to the Cleveland County Board of Elections or through online portal located at The deadline for applying for an absentee ballot by mail is 5:00 pm on Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Completed ballots should be returned to the office on or before Tuesday, November 8, 2022 by 5:00 pm. If they are returned by mail, they must be post marked by Tuesday, November 8, 2022 and received no later than Monday, November 14, 2022 at 5:00 pm.

The Board of Elections will meet each of the following dates for the purpose of approving absentee ballots: October 4 (5:00 pm), October 11 (5:00 pm), October 18 (5:00 pm), October 25 (5:00 pm), November 1 (5:00 pm), and November 7 (5:00 pm). Absentee ballots will be counted on Election Day at the Board of Elections office. Absentee ballots postmarked by November 8, 2022 will be approved and counted on November 18, 2022 at 11:00 am.

Unofficial election results will be released no earlier than 7:30 pm on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. Official election results will be certified at the Canvass meeting.

The Sample hand-to-eye count will be held at the Board of Elections Office on Thursday, November 10, 2022 at 9:00 am.

The Canvass meeting will be held at the Board of Elections Office on Friday, November 18, 2022 at 11:00 am.

Please call the Cleveland County Board of Elections with any questions concerning voter registration, absentee ballots, location of polling places and other election matters at (704) 484-4858 or by visiting our website at

Douglas W. Sharp, Chairman Cleveland County Board of Elections


Dear Savvy Senior,

Can you recommend any good online hearing tests? My husband has hearing loss, but I can’t get him to go in and get his hearing checked, so I thought a simple online test could help him recognize he has a problem. What can you tell me?

Loud Talking Linda

Dear Linda,

There’s actually a growing number of very good online and app-based hearing tests available that will let your husband check his hearing on his own. These tests are a quick and convenient option for the millions of Americans that have mild to moderate hearing loss but often ignore it, or don’t want to go through the hassle or expense of visiting an audiologist for a hearing exam.

Who Should Test?

Hearing loss for most people develops gradually over many years of wear and tear, which is the reason many people don’t realize they actually have a hearing problem.

Anyone who has difficulty hearing or understanding what people say, especial-



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Hearing Tests You Can Take at Home

ly in noisier environments or over the phone. Or, if you need a higher volume of music or TV than other people, should take a few minutes to test their hearing.

Self-Hearing Tests Online and app-based hearing tests can serve as a great screening tool. They are not meant to be a diagnosis, but rather to give you an idea of how bad your hearing loss is and what can be done about it.

For most do-it-yourself hearing tests, you’ll be advised to wear ear headphones or earbuds and sit in a quiet spot.

You also need to know that there are two different type of tests available. One type is known as pure-tone testing, where tones are played in decreasing volumes to determine your specific level of hearing loss. And the other type is known as speech-in-noise or digits-in-noise (DIN) where you’ll be asked to identify words, numbers, or phrases amid background noise.

Where to Test

If your husband uses a smartphone or tablet, two of my favorite app-based hearing tests are the hearWHO app cre-

ated by the World Health Organization, and the Mimi Hearing Test app. Both apps are free to use and are available through the App Store and Google Play.

HearWHO allows users to check their hearing status and monitor it over time using a DIN test, while Mimi uses puretone and masked threshold tests to give you a detailed picture of your hearing abilities.

There are also a wide variety of online hearing tests your husband can take on a computer.

Some top online tests – all offered by hearing aid manufacturers – for speechin-noise or DIN tests can be accessed at ReSound ( and Mircle Ear (

And some good online hearing tests for pure-tone testing are available by Signia (; Ergo (; and MD Hearing Aid (

All of these hearing tests


What to do with Results

If the tests indicate your husband has hearing loss, it’s best to think of that as a starting point. He should take results to his doctor or an audiologist for further evaluation.

Many insurance providers and Medicare Advantage plans cover routine hearing exams, however original Medicare does not.

If his hearing loss is mild to moderate, he should look into the new over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids, which are available this fall online and at retailers like Best Buy, Walgreens and CVS.

OTC hearing aids don’t require a prescription or medical examination for purchase and they’re much more affordable than traditional hearing aids you buy through an audiologist or a licensed hearing instrument specialist.

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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