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Local election results Central School property rezoned CENTRAL SCHOOL

By Loretta Cozart

Local elections showed support for Republicans on Cleveland County School Board. Danny Lee Blanton retained his seat with 19,445 votes. Incumbents Coleman Hunt, Dena Green and Phillip Glover lost their seats to new-

comers Ronnie Grigg, Aaron Bridges and Walter Spurling. In prior years, Cleveland County School Board was a non-partisan race. Citizens voted down the local sales and use tax referendum with citizens voting 76.93 percent against and

23.07 in favor. The tax increase would have added .25 per $100 spent and did not apply to all purchases. In Boiling Springs, voters approved mixed beverages. The vote was 64.51 percent in favor, and 35.49 percent against.

Community Thanksgiving Service to be held Sunday Everyone is invited to attend the Community Thanksgiving service scheduled for Sunday evening, November 20, at 6:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church Kings Mountain. The Community Thanksgiving service is an annual

worship service sponsored by the Kings Mountain Ministerial Association. This service is usually the largest gathering each year of churches and Christians in Kings Mountain. Reverend Cameron Barefield, Pastor of the First Church

of the Nazarene Church will bring the Thanksgiving message. There will also be a community choir this year directed by Dr. Jonathan Bundon, Worship Pastor at First Baptist. An offering will be received See SERVICE, Page 5A

KM Historical Museum needs help with Toys, Games & Trains Exhibit The Kings Mountain Historical Museum needs your help! They are coming up on the 20th year for the Toys, Games & Trains Exhibit at the museum. This annual exhibit fills the museum with a model train display assembled by local “S” Gaugers, as well as railroad memorabilia, and antique toys and games. If you didn't already know, this train layout belongs to Mr. Bill Ware See EXHIBIT, Page 5A

Kings Mountain Historical Museum train exhibit will run from November 25-December 31, possibly extending through first week of January 2023. (photo provided)

Trash pickup KMPD schedule for Toy Drive underway week of Thanksgiving City offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 24 and 25 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. Garbage collection for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday will be one day earlier.

Kings Mountain Police Department is now accepting toy donations for the 2022 Christmas year. They are excited to help the children of Kings Mountain School systems. Please contact your school guidance counselor for more information. Any new and unwrapped donations for children 13 and under are welcome until December 2. Drop off donations at Kings Mountain Police Department located at 112 S. Piedmont Avenue.

7th annual Bike Drive kicks off Nov. 28 Kings Mountain Police Department and Campers Inn of Kings Mountain is excited to announce the 7th Annual Bike Drive. New unused bicycles of all sizes are needed. Drop-off bikes at Campers Inn at 615 Broadview Drive. They will be accepting donations from November 28 – December 3. For more information, call Campers Inn at 704-7507295, or Kings Mountain Police Department at 704734-0444.

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as KM’s first mixed use project By Loretta Cozart In a historic decision, Kings Mountain City Council voted in favor of the town’s first mixed-use project when they approved rezoning Central School from Semi-Urban Residential to Mixed Use during the regular meeting on October 25. During the Public Hearing, Assistant Planning Director Kimberly Herndon shared with council that Central School Renovation Partners, LLC had made the request so the property can be altered with in-fill. The Planning and Zoning Board voted unanimously and made a positive recommendation on this project. “This is an appropriate option that complies with the UDO. Regarding if this change would affect the Central School Historic District, Herndon said, “It has no bearing on that zoning.”

Councilmember Jay Rhodes asked, “If the school (district) relinquished ownership, that school could be demolished and then build homes there, correct?” Herndon replied, “The school is zoned as a residential property and if someone purchased it and chose to clear the entire block and build residential homes that is a viable and allowable option today with no rezoning.” Phil Dee, one of four partners of Central School Renovation Partners, LLC, spoke in favor of the project and told city council, “Our plan in this site right now is to develop housing on the perimeter that will reflect the neighborhood, with a very small amount of commercial.” “The market reality is high density housing with a small amount of commercial that will support that housing. Our investment will also support downtown. The smaller

ancillary buildings will be demolished,” he explained. “We have no intention off demolishing the Central School Building, none at all. Our plan is to take the older Central School original building and turn it into loft style senior apartments and then clear the perimeter and remainder of the site,” he concluded. City council approved 6 – 1, the Planning and Zoning Boards consistency statement in favor of the request from Central School Renovation Partners, LLC to rezone the property owned by Cleveland County Board of Education, located at 105 East Ridge Street. The ordinance to rezone Central School from Semi-Urban Residential to Mixed Use was also approved 6 – 1 by city council. The dissenting vote in both instances was from Councilman Keith Miller.

North Pole Express carriage rides go on sale Nov. 18 North Pole Express Classic Carriage Ride Experience tickets go on sale Nov. 18 at 2 pm. Visit: www. kingsmountainchristmas. com. Scroll down and click on Magical Carriage Rides. There are two ticket options available. Tickets sell out quickly, so be sure to act quickly when sales open. Enjoy an imagination-filled expedition on a horse-drawn carriage, led by one of the North Pole’s very own magical conductors. Take in the sights of twinkling Christmas lights as your enchanted golden ticket unlocks a series of magical events along the journey. Surprises wait around every bend, and wonder will fill the eyes of all those who still believe. Two different interactive show packages are offered for those either snuggling up for a date night, or larger groups with excited children and their families. Both shows are offered on both carriages. Magical Carriage Ride Package 1 Max capacity 8 adults, or fewer adults plus additional children. • 15 minutes Experience the magical Christmas lights in Downtown Kings Mountain with a

Carriage rides will be available for December 3, 9, 10 16, and 17. very special Christmas guest. Your ticket purchase reserves the carriage for your group of up to 8 adults, or fewer adults plus additional children. Magical Carriage Ride Package 2 Max capacity is 4 adults, or fewer adults plus additional children. • 15 minutes Bring your group to experience the magical Christmas lights around downtown Kings Mountain. Your ticket

purchase reserves the entire carriage for your group for 15 minutes. You may bring up to 4 adults, or fewer adults plus additional children. Check-in: If you have not checked-in 5-minutes before your scheduled departure time the conductor will consider your reservation forfeited. No refund will be available. Don’t forget to dress warmly in case of cold weather.

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Terry Keith Putnam KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – Terry Keith Putnam, 69, of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away on November 8, 2022 at his home. He was born in Cleveland County, NC, son of the late Max Kester Putnam and Ruth Hambright Putnam Early and was preceded in death by a brother, Dale Putnam. Terry was a member of Patterson Grove Baptist Church where he enjoyed attending his Sunday School Class. He and his brother Roy owned and operated T and R Putnam

Construction for 37 years. Terry enjoyed fishing trips with his brother Phillip and was always supportive of his sons and grandchildren’s sports endeavors. He spent many years coaching and attending games. He was a wonderful father and grandfather who enjoyed teaching his grandchildren new things and how to become productive members of society through hard work and perseverance. Terry was active in and enjoyed studying genealogy. When Terry became ill, some years ago, he rededicated his life to Christ. He was always generous with his time and talents, often spending the day with his brother Dale making sure he attended his doctors appointments during his fight with cancer. Terry was a loving father, grandfather, brother and friend to many. His guidance, love, and compassion will be missed greatly by all those who knew and loved him. He is survived by his sons: Jason Putnam (Jes-

sica), Gastonia, NC and Brandon Putnam (Melanie), Kings Mountain, NC; grandchildren: Mason, Brinley, Hudson, Hadley, and Gracyn Putnam; brothers: Phillip Putnam (Vivian), Kings Mountain, NC, Gene Putnam (Jan), Orangeburg, SC, Roy Putnam (Debbie), Kings Mountain, NC, and Dennis Putnam (Terry), Kings Mountain, NC; numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral service was held on Friday, November 11, 2022 at 2:00 PM at Patterson Grove Baptist Church with Pastor Tim Hendrick officiating. Visitation was held on Friday, November 11, 2022 from 1:00 PM to 1:50 PM prior to the service at the church. Interment was held in Patterson Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Guest register is available at: Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain, NC is in charge of arrangements.

■ POLICE ARRESTS OCT. 15: Terrence Benard Jarrett, 48, 1202 Northwoods Drive, larceny, possession of stolen goods, misdemeanor. OCT. 30: Ja’marlon Demond Young, 18, 1204 Northwoods Drive, failure to appear, $1,000 secured bond. NOV. 2: India Kay Edgerton, 29, 303 W. Mountain Street 2, assault inflicting serious injury, simple assault, communicating threats, $1,000 secured bond. NOV. 3: Jeffrey Lee Holmes II, 32, 1010 Watertank Road, violation domestic violence protection order, no order bond. NOV. 3: Marcus Eugene Riley, 50, 108 Benfield Road, trespassing, citation. NOV. 4: William Andrew Davis, 39, breaking and entering, misdemeanor, $1,000 secured bond. NOV. 6: Bryan Ethan Dwaine Thompson, Grover, Failure to comply, driving while license revoked, $293 cash. NOV. 8: Robert Preston Humphries, 36, 919 Grace Street, order for arrest, failure to appear, 2 counts, $2,500 secured bond. INCIDENTS Nov. 1: A resident of Cash Road reported a lost .25 caliber handgun. NOV. 2: A resident of Frank Burns Way reported damage to a window and screen. NOV. 4: Klutts Management, Charlotte, reported $600

damage to a back door to a residence on Brayton Lane. NOV. 4: A resident of York, SC reported theft of several pumpkins from York Road. NOV. 4: A resident of Moore, SC reported theft of a 9mm handgun and two 9mm handgun magazines valued at $560 on King Street. NOV. 6: A resident of West Mountain Street reported four tires valued at $1,200 were damaged on a motor vehicle. NOV. 7: Crimson Timbers Church, 209 East King Street, reported that a suspect made a false representation that the $400 from the church was to be used to pay rent. NOV. 8: A resident of Suffolk, Va. Reported larceny of 3 black and orange rolling tool carts, 3.0 ah batteries, 2 battery chargers, battery powered grinder, battery powered reciprocating saws, assorted hand tools,5-6 drill bit sets, and laser level. The incident happened on Woodlake Parkway. NOV. 8: Walmart, 1011 Shelby Road, reported a customer used counterfeit currency to make a purchase. WRECKS OCT.27: Officer Graham said Felicia Holland, 298 Crocker Road’s 2022 Volk was stationary in the parking lot of Butler’s Auto. Darryl Blanton, 800 Jackson Street, operating a 2008 Toyota pulling an open utility trailer, struck the Volk with the trailer. Property damage was slight.

OCT. 27: Officer Childers said both drivers were hospitalized after a head-on collision on NC 161 at Innovation Drive. Jonathan Lindsay Melton, Unity Church Road, operating a 2006 Dodge and traveling south on NC 161, crossed the center lane and struck a 2005 PTRB traveling north and operated by Steve Tyron Ingram, 108 Country Creek Drive. Melton was trapped in his vehicle and was removed from the Dodge by firemen and EMS. Ingram was also hospitalized with possible injuries. Sgt. Black assisted with the crash investigation. Property damages were estimated at $20,000. OCT. 29: Officer Dee said Kailey Husted, Shelby, operating a 2005 Ford, backed from a parked position on Third Street and hit a parked 2021 Toyota owned by Stephanie Hairston, 800 Third Street. Property damage was estimated at $2,000. OCT. 31: Officer Black said Jesse Lee Stroupe, 909 Ramseur Street, operating a 2004 Mitsubishi, rear-ended a 2013 Honda operated by Kala Godwin, Shelby. The accident happened at the stoplight at the intersection of NC 161 And E. Gold Street. Property damage was estimated at $6,000.

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Wolfington found guilty of statutory rape and sentenced to 46 - 64 years in prison Last week, David Glen Wolfington received a sentence of 46 to 64 years in prison after being found guilty of statutory rape of a child 15 years or younger, statutory sexual offense with a child 15 years or younger, felony child abuse sexual act, two counts of contributing to abuse/neglect of juvenile, and misdemeanor child abuse. In January 2019, Wolfington was arrested for the charges which occurred between July and August 2018. Wolfington’s wife, Loretta Lynn Wolfington, was then arrested in March 2019 for conspiracy and accessory



after the fact. She received probation. The couple lived on Cansler Street in Kings

Mountain at the time the crimes occurred. The sister and brother were kept locked in the basement of the home.

KMPD makes arrest on fire at Walgreens Just after 1 p.m. on the afternoon of November 7, officers responded to Walgreens located at 601 East Kings Street to assist the Kings Mountain Fire Department in a fire investigation. On scene, officers were notified by the fire department that a trash can had intentionally been set on fire in the men’s restroom. Fire personnel and employees of Walgreens were able to provide a description of a possible suspect and an immediate search of the area was conducted.

THOMAS JEFFERY WEATHERS Officers located a subject matching the description given just a few blocks from the business. Through investigative

efforts, Thomas Jeffery Weathers, 28, was arrested and charged with burning personal property (NOGS 14-66). Weathers was taken before Cleveland County Magistrate and received a no bond for this incident. The Kings Mountain Police Department thanks the employees of Walgreens and the Kings Mountain Fire Department for their assistance in the successful apprehension of Mr. Weathers. Lt. L. Hamrick shared, “This was truly a team effort.”.

GCPD investigate human remains near Cherryville On Wednesday, November 9, at about 11:30 am Gaston County Police responded to the area of Aderholdt Road and Gaston Webb Chapel Road near Cherryville, after a

hunter reported finding human remains. Gaston County Police Crime Scene detectives and the Medical Examiner’s Office processed the scene. No identification of the remains has been made at this time.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone who may have any information, should contact the Gaston County Police Department at 704-866-3320 or call 911.

GCPD seeks help in armed robbery case On Friday, November 11, at about 3:00 p.m., the Dollar General store, at 6945 Union Rd. Gastonia, was robbed. The store is near the NC/SC state line on Union Rd. The suspect made off with an unknown amount of cash. The suspect fled in a small, 4 door silver color car. The photos of the suspect included were captured by surveillance cameras located inside and around the business. The suspect wore clothing and accessories to conceal his identity. The suspect appears to be a black male, wearing a black (or dark grey) Nike hoodie/pullover, sweatpants of the same color and black and white athletic shoes. He is also wearing a black toboggan and a white medical mask. If you have any information regarding this case, please contact Det. J.K. Shaw with the Gaston County Police Department at 704-866-3320 or Crime Stoppers of Gaston County at 704-861-8000.

Sheriff needs your help Cleveland County Sheriff's Office is looking to identify the owner or driver of the pictured vehicle. They would

like to speak to the individual about some suspicious activity in the north end of the county.

If you recognize this vehicle, please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 704-484-4822 or submit a tip on the app.

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Veterans Day Observance held on November 11 By Loretta Cozart Due to inclement weather, Kings Mountain’s Veterans Day Observance was held in the banquet room at American Legion Post 155 on East Gold Street. Veterans and their families gathered as the community remembered their veterans during this annual event. The National Anthem was sung by Christy Walker. Abraham Russ gave the Salute to the Flag. Jim Medlin was guest speaker. Danny and Wanda Suggs provided the music. Tim Decker, Commander of American Legion Post 155 presented Mayor Scott Neisler with a donation to restore the American Flag at Mountain Rest Cemetery. “The Veterans Day Observance is a very special event in our city,” states Scott Neisler, Mayor of Kings Mountain. “It’s a time to acknowledge those who put their lives on hold to defend our country! We owe them a debt of gratitude for sacrificing their lives for our freedom.” In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first

commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…” The original concept for the celebration was for a day observed with parades and public meetings and a brief suspension of business beginning at 11 a.m. The United States Congress officially recognized the end of World War I when it passed a concurrent resolution on June 4, 1926. Later that same year, on October 8, President Dwight D. Eisenhower issued the first Veterans Day Proclamation which stated: “In order to insure proper and widespread observance of this anniversary, all veterans, all veterans’ organizations, and the entire citizenry will wish to join hands in the common purpose. Toward this end, I am designating the Adminis-

The Veterans Day Observance at American Legion Post 155 on November 11. (Photos by Angela Padgett) trator of Veterans’ Affairs as Chairman of a Veterans Day National Committee, which shall include such other persons as the Chairman may select, and which will coordinate at the national level necessary planning for the observance. I am also requesting the heads of all departments and agencies of the Executive branch of the Government to assist the National Committee in every way possible.”

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Mayor Neisler accepts a check from American Legion Post 155 to restore the American Flag at Mountain Rest Cemetery.

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Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light. –George Washington

Pieces of Kings Mountain History The weather has turned cold recently and most of the leaves LORETTA have let COZART go of their branches. I love this time of year, because it reminds me of walks home from North Elementary School as a child. Just across from Beth (White) Allen’s house in the 700 block of Ramseur Street was a catch basin for water runoff. But when the leaves fell, that little basin would fill with leaves. I loved jumping into them on my way home from school. Across from the school were woods, and our teachers would take us on nature walks there down a long narrow path. Along the way we would gather leaves and make art projects from them. The leaves were beautiful colors of red, gold, and brown. When paired with just the right background color, we created masterpieces. I later attended college at UNC-Chapel Hill, and my love of leaves grew even stronger. Walking through the quad near Wilson Library was magical, especially in the fall. Groundskeepers would

blow the leaves off the sidewalks to give students a clear path. But I didn’t let that deter me. I would walk through the leaves, listening to them crunch underfoot and smelling those wonderful fall smells. I hate cold weather, but I love the transition of the season. I enjoy hot chocolate, peppermint mocha coffee, and Earl Grey tea. Those beverages help ease me into winter. As I sipped my coffee, I reflected on this newfound realization that I love the transition of the seasons. It was then that I realized that I am enjoying a changing season in my own life. My children are both grown and married. Within a year or two, more grandchildren will bless our family. My husband and I are not young anymore, but we have lots left to do in life. This new knowledge doesn’t sadden me. It encourages me to take the better care of myself because my grandchildren need me. I have valuable lessons to teach them, like slowing down and appreciating the moment. Being present and appreciating the little things. People matter. Don’t forget that. Listen

to your teachers and do your homework. You will thank them later. There is no better way to teach than by example. It is important to take time for people in our lives. People matter, right? I love my friends and family, no doubt. But there is nothing more valuable than spending time with grandchildren. If you want them to remember you, give them memories. If you want them to embrace your values, let them admire them in you. Knowing the love of their family is the best way to give them the confidence they will need to become whomever they choose. When I was in fourth grade, I sang in the Kiwanis Talent Show. I didn’t win and was so disappointed. When I went home, I told my dad I didn’t ever want to sing again. I will never forget that he told me, “That would be a shame, because you can do anything you set your mind to do.” I gave him a hug and went to bed. To this day, I remember his words and am thankful for the confidence he instilled in me through them. He gave me the best gift ever, and I tear up just thinking about it. So, I have learned

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PLONK BROTHERS & COMPANY WITH "NEW LOOK” - The picture was snapped shortly after the last piece of scaffolding had been removed shows the new imposing front of Plonk Brothers. The metal sign is sharply accentuated against a backdrop of onyx structural glass, while the top is stuccoed. The clear-vision show windows permit a clear view throughout the Interior. Photo Herald Archives By Loretta Cozart In the December 12, 1947, Kings Mountain Herald, Plonk Brothers façade was featured after an extensive renovation. “The store has been completely departmentalized, both literally and figuratively, from the clear-vision (glass) front to the back of the newly added stockroom, and no longer does a customer have trouble finding the department he’s looking

for.,” the Herald reported. “The front of the 50-foot building housing the department store (the adjoining building which houses the grocery department, is still undergoing remodeling), features, in addition to the clear-vision windows, onyx structural glass which makes an unusually clearcut backdrop for the white aluminum sign at the top of the marquee. The marquee itself is another new feature for Kings Mountain retail

establishments, offering the twin advantage of cover for pedestrians on rainy days, plus protection from the sun for goods displayed in the show windows.” It is interesting to note that this was the first time an awning protected shoppers and merchandise in the downtown shopping district. This was the last exterior renovation of the establishment and it remains the same 74-years later.

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a lot about myself this week. I my not like cold weather, but I can face it with a warm beverage. My children are strong women who will raise

wonderful children. I need to focus on my grandchildren and build memories with them. I also promise myself that I will take solace in

the little things. And a long walk in the leaves followed by a warm cup of coffee is a good place to start.

Thanksgiving and a lifestyle of saying ‘thank you’ Thanksgiving giving, I set the is coming and it’s table, took a picnever out of seature, and sent it son to say ‘thank to her, saying we you.’ were thankful to Say ‘thank be en-joying the you’ to your local beautiful set. She politicians. The sent a note back majority of those Glenn Mollette that read, it looks who pursue an like it was meant Guest Editorial office, lose. Losto be. It really has ing is tough and helped me, seeing usually expensive. Thank it happy. Thank you from them for their interest in my heart. – Diane En-sch, your community or state Mansfield, Texas. and for the time they gave • As a volunteer, I making their case and recorded several audiopur-suing votes. books for the blind. I reOur world would be ceived a braille card that better if we all said ‘thank said ‘thanks’ for my work. you’ and ‘please’ as often Fortunately, the sender as possible. Amazingly also enclosed a reading many people don’t know chart for the braille words. how to say ‘thank you’, or It took me 90 minutes to ‘please’. fig-ure out what the card If someone does anysaid. It reminded me of thing for you say ‘thank how blessed I am and you’. Even if they haven’t how much I can keep givnecessarily done it for ing. – Yen Chou, Taipei, you but are helping othTaiwan. ers, then say ‘thank you’. • My coworker sent Thank your community me this heartwarming leaders, teachers, politie-mail after I was laid cians, clergy, this media off: Thank you for giving source, family, friends, me a chance way back and anyone who is somewhen. This position got how positively impacting me off state assistance, your life. paid for my car, and has Teaching our kids to blessed me and my son say ‘thank you’ and to say in so many ways. You it often is well worth our have been an amazing time for us and them. mentor and friend, Mike. Here are some ‘thank The best! I’ve learned so you’ notes from Reader’s much and not just about Digest ( June pest con-trol. To speak 2023). up for myself. To be less • About 15 years ago, emotional when things go we purchased a dining set wrong. To have patience from an older couple after with myself and oth-ers. seeing their ad. When we Thank you for being so went to pick it up, it was incredibly patient with apparent to me that the me and my thousands of lady was having a hard questions and mistakes! time seeing it go, although It has helped my confiit hadn’t been used for dence in so many ways. many years. On ThanksThank you! Thank you! It

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22nd annual Jingle Bell Rockin’ Run 5k December 3 By Loretta Cozart Join Kings Mountain Family YMCA for the 22nd Annual Jingle Bell Rockin’ Run 5k Walk/Run on Saturday December 3 at 9 a.m., at First Baptist Church in Kings Mountain. This year, they will offer a virtual option for those who prefer to social distance. Be sure to register early, as registration fees increase after November 24. In addition to the 5K race, they will also have the 1/2mile Kids Fun Run at 9:45 a.m., with customized Jingle Bell hoodies for participants, photo ops with Santa, Mrs.

Clause & Dasher, and other activities. The Phantom Dasher is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. Awards will be 1st-3rd place overall male/female, 1st-3rd place masters - male/ female, and 1st-3rd place male/female for the following age groups: 9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49,

50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, and 70+. The benefit of running the Jingle Bell Rockin’ Run is that participants get to run a race that makes a difference this holiday season. The proceeds from the race will go directly to those in need of financial assistance to have access to YMCA programs! You can register by going to Bell Rockin’ Run, Kings Mtn NC. Runners, walkers, children, and pets are welcome. For more information on the Jingle Bell Rockin’ Run or other YMCA programs, you can visit cleve- On September 22, Kings Mountain Family YMCA announced their 5K race is now certified by US Track & Field. A USATF-certified course is a road race course whose distance has been certified for accuracy. Courses must be certified for any road running performance to be accepted as a record or to be nationally ranked. Running a race on a certified course allows you to accurately compare your time to performances run on other certified courses because you can be sure the distances were the same.

Christmas Tree Ceremony Patriots Park Nov. 23 The downtown will much brighter November 23rd as the City of Kings Mountain ushers in the Christmas season with the second annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Unveiling Ceremony in Patriots Park. This special event

will be filled with music, stories and so much more! What are we unveiling this year? You will have to attend and find out. The ceremony begins at 6pm. Patriots Park is located at 220 South Railroad Avenue, Kings Mountain.

Streetscape update By Loretta Cozart On Thursday, November 10, work along Mountain Street gained momentum that downtown merchants were pleased to see. Plants were put out into the new planters and trees were planted along

the street. Installation of plantings was held until the fall to give those plants the best opportunity to thrive come spring. More work is anticipated at the Imperial Mercantile project, as new windows are installed. Now that the street in the

100 block is open, projects in this section have gained momentum. The Herald has heard rumors of future plans, but no confirmation has been given. New details will be shared as more information becomes available.

Looking East from the 100 block of W. Mountain Street, plantings and trees have been added to soften the look along the block. Photos by Cobb Lahti

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Plantings add both color and texture to the hardscapes along W. Mountain Street.

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and he has devoted 19 years of volunteering to setting up his train layout in the museum for visitors to come reminisce over and experience. “We know here at the museum how much this enchanting Christmas memory, and Bill Ware, means to the community!” said January Costa, Director and Curator. To continue the tradition this year, they need volunteers to help Bill with running the trains during the day at the museum which would run

NC Department of Health and Human Services reported the first pediatric death from flu for the 2022-23 flu season. A child in the eastern part of the state recently died from complications associated with influenza infection. North Carolina has seen a rapid early rise in ing message from Pastor Barefield. First Baptist Church will be hosting a fellowship with refreshments following the service. Our thanks to the staff and church members of First Baptist for being our host church again this year. from November 25th-December 31st (and maybe extending into January 2023 another week.) The museum will be open Tuesday-Saturday from 10am-4pm. They will be closed Christmas Eve and are always closed on Sundays and Mondays. No experience necessary, just a desire to learn and work with trains. Additionally, anyone that can help initially with the set up and the taking down at the end, would be greatly appreciated. Please respond if interested, or email the director at, or call the museum at 704-739-1019.

flu cases in recent weeks after two years of relatively low flu activity since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Five adult flu-associated deaths have already been reported in North Carolina during the current flu season. North Carolina has also seen increased levels of influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) this year compared to the same time in previous years. The CDC recommends flu vaccination every year for everyone 6 months and older. Vaccination is the best way to prevent infection with the flu. Vaccination can also make the illness milder for those who do get the flu. To find a flu vaccine near you, visit find-vaccines. Flu shots are available through your doctor, phar-

macy, or Cleveland County Public Health. “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.”

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Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled… Unless you God through have been livHis only begoting in some alten Son, Jesus? ternate world, The good news you know that is you can we are living in through knowsome troubling ing Jesus pertimes. Covid is sonally as your still around. The Savior and war in Ukraine Lord. Listen to seems to worsen what Jesus told day by day. Pastor Ron Caulder His disciples Eastside Baptist Inflation conshortly before tinues to take His death on a bite out of our incomes. the cross. The supply line of goods John 14:1: “Let not continues to be a problem. your heart be troubled; And the list goes on and ye believe in God, believe on. These things trouble also in me. our hearts. However, the In my Father’s house thing that should trouble are many mansions: if it us the most is this: Do I were not so, I would have have a relationship with told you. I go to prepare a

“My peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled.” (John 14:27). As Christians, we believe that we can have peace even in the storms of life. Our Lord gives us a peace that passes all human understanding. It is a godly peace. And since we have the promise that He will never leave us or forsake us, we know our Lord is near us all the time! As we trust in Him, God will grant us His perfect peace! The second thing we learn from Jesus is that He has prepared a place for us. Jesus said, “I go to pre-

place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” (V. 6) “…I am the way, the truth, and the life: no one comes to the Father but through Me.” There are three important things we can learn from this teaching of Jesus. The first is peace. “Let not your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me.” Even though we go through troubling times, we can experience His peace. Later in John 14, Jesus spoke of His peace again: (v. 27)

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 pare a place for you.” The Bible tells us that in six days God created the heavens and the earth. Just think! Jesus has been preparing a place for us for more than 2,000 years. What a place this must be like! Jesus said, “in My Father’s house are many mansions.” There is room for you and room for me just as there is room at the cross for every sinner who comes to Jesus in repentance. What a wonderful truth! Our Lord has personally prepared a place for us. The third thing we can learn from this Scripture is that our Lord has prepared a way for us to get there. If asked, “Do you want to go to heaven when you die?” Most people would answer “yes.” However,

the only way to heaven is through Jesus. Jesus states in John 14:6 “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no one comes to the Father but through Me.” My friends, we are all travelers on this road called life. There are many detours and many side streets. It is so easy to get side-tracked from the truth. Turn to Christ and He will show you the way…in fact, He is the way! There is no other way. Let us pray…Lord, we thank you for preparing a way for us to someday be with you forever. May I know your peace today as I give my life to You and to You only. Amen.

Kings Mountain Area Church Directory Emmanuel Independent Baptist Church 102 Canterbury Road 704-730-7855 Faith Ablaze Church 1128 S. York Road 704-739-8496 Faith Baptist Church 1009 Linwood Road Faith Holiness Church Hwy. 161/ Bessemer City Rd. 704-739-1997 Family Worship Center 1818 Shelby Road 704-739-7206 First Baptist Church 605 W. King Street 704-739-3651

Advent Lutheran Church 230 Oak Grove Rd. • Kings Mountain, NC Advent Lutheran Church, NALC Member 230 Oak Grove Rd. 704-750-0171 Anew Beginning Baptist Church 145 Battleground Dr. 704-473-1372

Calvary Way Holiness Church 1017 Second Street Pastor Clifton Morgan

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

Dixon Presbyterian Church 602 Dixon School Road

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

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

East Gold Street Wesleyan Church 701 E. Gold Street 704-739-3215

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

Ardent Life Church 420 Branch Street 704-739-7700

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

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

Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church 618 Chestnut Ridge Road 704-739-4015 Christian Freedom Southern Baptist Church 246 Range Road 704-739-4152

Connections Church 306 N. Piedmont Ave. 704-750-4972 Cornerstone Church Of God 202 Margrace Road 704-689-4430

Ebenezer Baptist Church 1621 County Line Road 704-739-8331

Crowders Mountain Baptist 125 Mayberry Lane 704-739-0310 David Baptist Church 2300 David Baptist Ch. Rd. 704-739-4555

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Good Hope Presbyterian Church 105 N. Cansler Street 704-739-1062 Grace Fellowship 144 West Mountain Street 704-481-8888 Grace United Methodist Church 830 Church Street 704-739-6000 Harvest Baptist Church 144 Ware Road 704-734-0714 Kings Mountain Baptist Church 101 W. Mountain Street 704-739-2516 Life of Worship Ministries 405 S. Cherokee St. 704-777-2927 Kings Mtn.Dream Center 1128 York Road 704-739-8496 Tim & Angie Goates, Pastors Lighthouse Ministries 1908 Shelby Rd. Kings Mountain 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 Avenue 704-739-6811

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Glam Gala December 3 The Glam Gala, hosted by The Rogers Theater Project Inc, on Saturday, December 3 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., will be a night of fun, friends, and philanthropy. There will be food, drinks, and a silent auction with phenomenal items to bid on. Join them at Spinning Leaf North Lake, at 1200 N Washington St, Shelby, where like-minded people will come together for the evening to get to know one another, enjoy the holiday season, and celebrate breathing life back into one of Shelby’s most iconic buildings.


Merry Little Christmas Concert at Patriots Park December 3 Mark your calendars now to bring the family and spend December 3 taking in the sights and sounds of a Christmas in Kings Mountain with Kelly Crabb and the Bowling Sisters. City of Kings Mountain is proud to welcome Kelly Crabb & the Bowling Sisters and their Merry Little Christmas Tour to Patriots Park, Saturday, December 3. This free concert will begin at 6:00 p.m. with King’s Highway and then Kelly Crabb and the Bowling Sisters at 7:00 p.m. KELLY CRABB & THE BOWLING SISTERS

Patrick Senior Center Holiday Open House Dec. 1 By Loretta Cozart Patrick Senior Center announces their Holiday Open House for Thursday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 909 E. King Street. Bring the whole family for a day of Christmas joy and see what the Senior Center

has to offer! Have your pic-

ture taken with Santa, story time for the kids, enjoy some holiday music and do a little shopping while you are there. Refreshments will be served. For more information, please call the Patrick Senior Center at 704-734-0447.

Where to get COVID test kits and testing By Loretta Cozart Ordering COVID-19 tests through the governments free at-home test program was suspended on September 2, because Congress did not provide additional funding to replenish the nation’s stockpile of tests, according to COVID. gov. The Cleveland County Health Department is dis-

tributing free at-home COVID-19 tests in their lobby at 200 S Post Road in Shelby, Monday – Friday from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. There is a limit of 6 tests per person per day. Cleveland County Health Department will also continue providing COVID-19 testing by appointment by calling 980484-6019. Other healthcare pro-

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viders in Cleveland County also providing COVID-19 testing including Kintegra, CVS, Walgreens, and some Atrium locations. Prior to making the trip, you are advised call the practice to inquire about their policies/ procedures and appointment requirements. COVID-19 testing performed by a healthcare provider should continue to be offered at no cost to the patient. If a patient has insurance, it may be billed but the patient should not be responsible for a co-pay or billed for any remaining balance. Individuals who do not have insurance may apply for COVID-19 Medicaid to cover COVID-19 testing performed by the health department. NC Medicaid is reimbursing COVID-19 testing, treatment, and vaccination costs for individuals without insurance who enroll in the NC Medicaid Optional COVID-19 Testing, Treatment and Vaccination (MCV) program. To be eligible, an individual must: Live in North Carolina • Be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national or have eligible immigration status • Not be covered by Medicaid, Medicare, or other health insurance Individuals may complete an online application at login.

There will be best dressed competitions, a little theater trivia, great music, and we've got a few little surprises planned. Capacity is limited and tickets will set out quickly, so don't wait! Please Note: The dress code is elegant glam! • Outside alcohol is NOT PERMITTED; any guest caught with outside alcohol will be asked to leave without a refund • Alcohol is not included in ticket price; a cash bar will be available • Overnight parking at the venue is not available,

so plan accordingly • All ticket sales are final, and no refunds will be issued; however, tickets may be transferred up to 72 hours before the event. Four - VIP Sponsorship Packages are available; to receive a sponsorship packet with more information, email or call 512-5527600. 100% of proceeds go directly towards the restoration, redevelopment, and preservation of The Rogers Theater of Shelby, NC, a registered North Carolina nonprofit organization. Visit the website to learn more about the project!

CCHD encourages flu vaccine Cleveland County Health Department (CCHD) reported the first flu-related death of a Cleveland County resident in the 2022-23 flu season. An adult died due to complications of influenza during the second week of November. To protect the privacy of the family, no further information about the individual will be released. “This is a sad reminder that flu can be a serious illness and can lead to complications and even death in some cases,” Deputy Health Director, DeShay Oliver said. “With flu cases increasing and COVID-19 still with us, it is tremendously important for people to get a flu vaccine this year.” Currently, North Carolina is seeing an increase in illnesses caused by respiratory viruses other than COVID-19, including influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), that is greater than at any time since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March 2020. This week NCDHHS announced five adult deaths from flu in North Carolina, and emergency department visits for flu-like illness are nearly double the percentage of the past two years. The CDC recommends flu vaccination every year for everyone 6 months and older. Vaccination is the best way to prevent infection with the flu. Vaccination can also make illness milder for those who do get the flu, making it especially important for those at

higher risk of more serious outcomes, such as people over 65 years old, children younger than 5, pregnant women and those with certain medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease and obesity. Flu and COVID-19 vaccines can be administered at the same visit. Flu vaccinations are available at hospitals, pharmacies, private medical offices, some federally qualified health care centers and local health departments. The flu vaccine is available at the Cleveland County Health Department for everyone 6 months and older with no appointment necessary Monday – Friday from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm. To find a flu vaccine near you, visit www.vaccines. gov/find-vaccines. In North Carolina, flu infections are most common from late fall to early spring with activity usually peaking in January or February. The following precautions should be taken to protect against the spread of flu and other viruses: • Get your flu vaccine. • Stay home from work or school when sick to avoid spreading infection to others. • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue and then discard the tissue promptly. • To layer up protec-

tion, people can practice the 3Ws — wearing a face covering over your nose and mouth, waiting 6 feet apart, and washing your hands often can help slow the spread of flu and other respiratory viruses. Individuals who feel ill should call ahead before going to a doctor’s office, local health department or urgent care to avoid exposing others. Flu symptoms include: • Fever • Cough and/or sore throat • Runny or stuffy nose • Headaches and/or body aches • Chills • Fatigue • Nausea, vomiting and/ or diarrhea (most common in children) Antiviral drugs are available and can help prevent flu infections from becoming more serious. Treatments work best if started soon after symptoms begin. If you feel sick, contact your doctor right away to see if you need treatment with a prescription antiviral drug. Treatment with a prescription antiviral drug is especially important for hospitalized patients, people with severe illness, and those who are at higher risk of serious flu illness based on their age or health.

(Ed. note: -The recipes in today’s Cooking Corner are from a cookbook published by American Legion Auxiliary of North Carolina.) TACOSOUP Gerald Moon 1 lb. lean ground beef 3 cans beans (pinto, kidney, etc. 1 can corn 1 pkg. Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix 1 small can green chilies, chopped 1 med. onion, chopped 1 can diced tomatoes 1 pkg. taco seasonings 1 8oz. can tomato sauce Brown ground beef and onion drain. Then combine beef, onion, beans, tomatoes, corn and taco seasonings, ranch mix, tomato sauce and chilies in a large crock pot. Cook on low for about 6-8 hours.

EASY VEGETABLE SOUP Debbie Varner 1 lb. ground beef 2 small cans diced tomatoes, with garlic. 1 vegetable soup starter 1 large can V8 juice Brown ground beef and drain, add other ingredients. Ook slowly fo 1 hour and 45 minutes. CRANBERRY SALAD Mary Ann Worthan 1 can whole cranberries ¼ cup celery, chopped 1 cup chopped nuts 8 oz. crushed pineapple, drained Mix all ingredients and refrigerate.

VANILLA BUTTERNUT POUND CAKE Hilda Pope 2 sticks of margarine 5 eggs 1 small can milk and add water to make 1 cup 3 cups sugar ½ cup Crisco ¼ tsp/ salt 3 cups plain flour 2 TBSP. vanilla butternut flavoring Cream shortening, sugar and salt. Add eggs one at a time. Add flour and milk alternately, ending with flour. Fold in flavoring, by hand. Bake in tube pan for 1 hour 45 minutes at 325 degrees. Start in cold oven, do not open oven door.

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rom the hors d’oeuvres to the main course and all the way through dessert, creating a full holiday menu doesn’t have to be hard. The key to a successful feast is focusing on dishes that can please loved ones of all ages and palates, such as a festive salad before the turkey or ham main dish, which can be accompanied by complementary sides like au gratin potatoes. Finally, top off the celebration with a divine dessert featuring classic cranberry flavor. To find more holiday recipe inspiration, visit

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A Hearty Holiday Side Dish From appetizers and snacks to the main course, sides and sweets, almost everyone has a favorite holiday dish. However, it’s the pairings and complementary dishes that make festive get-togethers special. This Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes with Kale and Gruyere is an ideal example of a savory side that goes well with a variety of holiday meals, making it a perfect option for families seeking a versatile recipe to serve with dinner. Rosy-skinned and white-fleshed, Wisconsin Round Red potatoes have a firm, smooth and moist texture, making them well-suited for roasting in this hearty dish. Visit to discover more recipes fit for serving your loved ones.

Start Holiday Celebrations with a Salad With a bed of tender, leafy green spinach and pops of red cranberries, a salad lends itself perfectly to the colors and flavors of the holiday season. Plus, as a lighter bite ahead of the big meal, it makes for a delicious introduction to festive dinner parties, family gatherings and get-togethers. This Spinach Christmas Tree Salad offers a fresh, festive option that adds a seasonal presentation to the table while inviting guests to take a bite. Harvested at the peak of flavor, tender Fresh Express Baby Spinach has a mild and delicate taste that makes it an ideal addition to recipes throughout the holidays. Find more ways to freshen up your holiday menu at


SPINACH CHRISTMAS TREE SALAD Servings: 6 2 packages (5 ounces each) Fresh Express Baby Spinach 1/2 cup dried cranberries, divided 1/3 cup pistachios, divided 1/2 cup feta cheese, divided 1 red pepper, cored, cut into thin strips 1 large apple, thinly sliced, cut into star shapes Dressing: 1 cup whole berry cranberry sauce 3 tablespoons cranberry juice 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons honey 1/4 cup olive oil 1 tablespoon light brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt

Dish Up a Divine Holiday Dessert Give your holiday gatherings a new twist this year with a creamy cranberry delight that’s a cause for celebration all on its own. Smooth, divine taste at the dessert table can be the memorable moment your family craves year after year. This rich, festive Cranberry Cheesecake combines classic flavor with a homemade cranberry compote-infused layer above a crust sweetly made using C&H Light Brown Sugar and graham crackers. Top it all off with fresh and sugared cranberries, rosemary springs and whipped cream for a tempting treat that tastes as good as it looks. To find more sweet eats to celebrate the holidays, visit

CRANBERRY CHEESECAKE Prep time: 45 minutes Cook time: 1 hour, 15 minutes Cranberry Compote: 2 cups fresh cranberries 1 cup C&H Light Brown Sugar 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice 1 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest Crust: 2 cups graham cracker crumbs 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 3 tablespoons C&H Light Brown Sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt

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In large bowl, toss baby spinach with 1/4 cup dried cranberries, 1/6 cup pistachios and 1/4 cup feta cheese. Transfer to Christmas tree cake mold. Neatly arrange spinach leaves to create smooth surface. Arrange red pepper strips, trimming as needed, to create garland. Arrange remaining dried cranberries, remaining pistachios and remaining feta cheese as “ornaments” on top of spinach. Create tree topper with one apple star; place remaining apple stars around “tree.” To make dressing: In blender, process cranberry sauce, cranberry juice, balsamic vinegar, honey, olive oil, brown sugar and salt until smooth.

Cheesecake: 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, at room temperature 2 cups C&H Organic Raw Cane Sugar 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon salt 4 large eggs, at room temperature 1/2 cup sour cream, at room temperature 1/2 cup cranberry compote fresh cranberries sugared cranberries rosemary sprigs whipped cream To make cranberry compote: In medium saucepan, bring cranberries, brown sugar, orange juice and orange zest to boil. Lower heat and simmer 10-15 minutes, or until most cranberries burst. Remove from heat. Cool completely at room temperature then transfer to bowl; refrigerate. To make crust: Preheat oven to 350 F. Butter 8-inch springform pan and line bottom with parchment paper. Set aside. In medium bowl, mix cracker crumbs, butter, brown sugar and salt. Press crumb mixture into bottom of prepared pan. Bake 15 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside. Reduce oven temperature to 325 F. To make cheesecake: In bowl of electric mixer fitted with paddle attachment, beat cream cheese at medium speed until smooth. Add cane sugar and beat 2-3 minutes. Scrape sides of bowl as needed. Add flour, vanilla and salt. Beat 1 minute until incorporated. Add one egg at a time, mixing until incorporated. Add sour cream and mix 1 minute. Scrape sides of bowl as needed. In medium bowl, mix half of cheesecake batter with 1/2 cup cranberry compote. Wrap springform pan with aluminum foil and place in large roasting pan. Pour cream cheese and cranberry mixture into prepared pan. Top with remaining cream cheese batter. Place roasting pan in oven and add hot water to 1-inch of springform pan. Bake 1 hour, 15 minutes, or until cake looks set in center. Remove from oven and rest 1 hour. Refrigerate in pan overnight. Decorate cake with fresh and sugared cranberries, rosemary springs and whipped cream.

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cups heavy cream teaspoon salt teaspoon black pepper cloves garlic, smashed sprigs fresh thyme tablespoons butter cloves shallots, diced large kale leaves, finely chopped (discard stems) 2 pounds red potatoes, sliced 1/8 inch 2 ounces gruyere cheese, grated 1 ounce Parmesan cheese, grated Heat oven to 325 F. In small saucepan over medium heat, combine cream, salt, black pepper, garlic and thyme; stir constantly, until cream starts to bubble, 4-6 minutes. When bubbling, remove from heat and stir until slightly cooled. Let cream sit. Heat large (12-inch) oven-safe skillet over mediumhigh heat. Add butter. When butter melts, add shallots and kale leaves. Saute until kale is tender and bright green, about 4 minutes. Turn off burner. Add sliced potatoes to skillet, fanning over top of kale. Use slotted spoon to remove garlic and thyme from heavy cream. Pour heavy cream over potatoes. Cover skillet tightly with foil and bake until potatoes are tender, 75-85 minutes. Remove skillet from oven and turn on broiler. Discard foil. Sprinkle gruyere and Parmesan cheeses over potatoes, tucking some cheese between potato slices. Return skillet to oven and broil until top is golden brown, 5-6 minutes.

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Kings Mountain running back Caleb Holland turns the corner for some of his 126 rushing yards in Friday’s win over Smoky Mountain. Photos by Gary Smart

Teddy Jeffries gets good blocking from his offensive line in Friday’s game with Smoky Mountain.

Mountaineers shutout Smoky Mountain for 12th win The defense set the tone early and often in the Mountaineers’ 42-0 win over Smoky Mountain in the second round of the state 3A playoffs Friday at John Gamble Stadium. After winning the pregame coin toss, the Mountaineers opted to go on defense. After an early first down by the visitors Bryson Brown, Jason Melton, Zay Smith and Jake Lloyd applied the pressure for three incomplete passes and Antonio Armstrong supplied a quarterback sack to force a punt which big AJ Richardson partially blocked and Lloyd returned it to the visitors’ 19 yard line. It took just two runs by Caleb Holland to get the Mountaineers into the end zone and with less than three minutes into the game they were on the way to their 12th straight win. The defense was far from through as it had a hand in every touchdown scored the rest the night by making big plays to set things up for the offense. The offense had one of its most impressive nights finishing with 444 yards of total offense including 254 rushing and 190 passing. Special teams were also doing their part. Kicker Jaden Ellis put several kicks into the end zone to make the visitors start at their 20, and on other occasions he supplied high kicks that resulted in short or zero returns. The defense held the previously high-scoring Mustangs to just 192 yards total offense – 100 on the ground and 92 in the air. After the two teams exchanged a couple possessions after that initial score, the KM defense came up big again when Lloyd intercepted a pass at the KM 22 yard line late in the first period. With Holland and Teddy Jeffries running the ball three times each, the Mountaineers worked their

way to the visitors’ one yard line on the final play of the first quarter. KM put big linebacker AJ Richardson on offense and on the first play of the second period he bulled his way into the end zone and Ellis booted the PAT for a 14-0 lead. “It was a good win,” noted KM head coach Greg Lloyd. “We got off to a pretty good start but Smoky Mountain came to play. We stopped them on two early drives. The second quarter, we came out to play. We had a defensive turnover in the red zone and that gave us the momentum.” Another interception by Smith put KM in business again at its own 33 with 10:32 on the second quarter clock. Again, Holland and Jeffries took turns running the ball to get in scoring range but a fumble (which KM recovered) and an incomplete pass on third and 14 forced a fourth and 14 from the visitors’ 27 yard line. Quarterback Lamont Littlejohn found Holland wide open in the end zone and Ellis’s PAT made it 21-0 with 7:41 on the clock. After another punt by the visitors, it took KM just three plays to score as Ja’Qualyn Sanders streaked down the home sideline for a 59-yard catch and run that along with Ellis’s PAT sent the Mountaineers into halftime with a 28-0 lead. The Mountaineers scored on their first two possessions of the second half to put the win in the bag. After SM kicker Nathan Porter put the kickoff into the end zone, the Mountaineers ate up almost half of the third period clock on an 80-yard, 11-play drive that ended with Jeffries’ two yard run. Along the way Littlejohn completed passes of 27 yards to Xorion Lenair and 28 to Sanders who made a highlight reel leaping reception at the Smoky Mountain See SMOKY, Page 2B

Eli Lipscomb (62) and AJ Richardson close in on Smoky Mountain QB Jed West in Friday’s 42-0 KM win at Gamble Stadium in second round of the state playoffs.

Lions Here Friday West Charlotte’s Lions will be roaring into John Gamble Stadium Friday night for a third round NCHSAA 3A playoff date with the Kings Mountain Mountaineers and according to KM head coach Greg Lloyd this will be the home team’s biggest test so far this season. “They are impressive, for sure,” he said. “They’re electric as far as speed. They have excellent size. They are very athletic and they played in one of the toughest conferences in the state.” The Lions tuned up for their 3A opponents by playing very tough Charlotte area 4A teams in pre-season so no one should look at their overall record and think there’s going to be another 42-0 blowout.

HOW THEY GOT HERE KM 28 Shelby 34 Asheville 27 Burns 44 Huss 56 N. Gaston 48 Forestview 31 South Point 63 Stuart Cramer 48 Ashbrook 35 Crest (NCHSAA playoffs) 42 St. Stephens 42 Smoky Mtn. “It’s going to be a big test and a great game,” Lloyd says. “The team that plays better will win.” The Lions are led by one of the best quarterbacks around in Kamron Roberts and he has plenty of out-

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KMHS women’s tennis team wins Big South Conference and Railey Bolt. Doubles winners were the McCalls, Fleming and Bolt and Frye and McSwain. KM also dominated Hunter Huss 9-0 with wins by both McCalls, Fleming, Frye, Brooks and McSwain in singles and the McCalls, Fleming and Bolt and Frye and McSwain in doubles. The Lady Mountaineers had their first tough BSC match, beating North Gaston 5-4. Winners were Frye, Hailey McCall, Murray and Brooks in singles and Fleming/Bolt and Frye/ McSwain in doubles. KM defeated Forestview 6-3with wins by Fleming, Frye, Hailey McCall, Murray and Bolt in singles and Fleming and Bolt and Brooks and Murray in doubles. KM whipped South Point 7-2. After Hannah McCall lost, the Lady Mountaineers wrapped up the match with singles wins by Fleming, Frye, Hailey McCall, Murray and Bolt. The McCalls lost their #1 doubles match but Fleming and Bolt and Brooks and Murray finished things up with victories. The Lady Mountain-

county rival Shelby 5-4 in a non-conference game. Winners were Fleming, Brooks and Murray in singles and Fleming/Bolt and Frye McSwain in doubles. KM defeated Ashbrook 9-0. Winners were Hannah McCall, Katelyn Fleming, Katherine Frye, Hailey McCall, Katie Murray

Jaden Ellis kicks off to Smoky Mountain to begin Friday’s 3A state playoff game at John Gamble Stadium. Mountaineers won 42-0.

eers defeated Cramer 8-1, sweeping after Hannah McCall lost at the #1 position. Winners were Fleming, Frye, McCall, Murray, and Bolt and doubles winners were the McCalls, Fleming and Bolt and Brooks and Murray. In a head-to-head battle with county rival Crest to end the regular season, all of the KM ladies were in top form and won 9-0. Winners were Hannah and Hailey McCall, Fleming, Frye, Brooks and Bolt. Doubles winners were the McCalls, Fleming and Bolt and Brooks and Murray. In the post-season BSC tournament, the ladies were represented by Frye and Murray. Frye was ousted in the first round by Lauren Lucas of South Point 9-0 while Murray fell to Jazmin Higley of Hunter Huss 8-3. Hannah and Haley McCall and Fleming and Bolt represented the KM ladies in doubles and both teams advanced to the championship match. Hanna and Hailey took an early lead and won 6-2, 6-1 but both teams advanced to the Western Regionals in




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two from which point Jeffries took it into the end zone and Ellis added the PAT for a 35-0 lead. This time, Ellis went with a pooch kick which the visitors put in play at their own 33. They were forced to punt from their 35 and their kicker’s punt went into the end zone forcing KM to start at its own 20. A 15yard run by Holland, a SM face mask penalty, and a 22yard run around right end by Jeffries got the Mountaineers to the SM 22. After a bad snap resulted in a loss and a three-yard run by Littlejohn created a fourth and 10 at the 33, Littlejohn found Holland all alone at the five yard line for a pass and he back-peddled into

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the end zone for the final TD. Ellis’s PAT rounded out the scoring. “Our offensive line blocked really well and Lamont had some timely throws,” Lloyd said. “Our special teams had one of its better games. We were good in every area.” KM played all but one or two plays without the services of one of their top defensive standouts, Curtis Simpson, who hurt his ankle the week before. He is expected to be back for this week’s game with West Charlotte. “Smoky Mountain presented us some problems, especially early,” Lloyd said. “We knew their quarterback was good and that number five (Damare Williams) was a threat. But our guys played hard and made some good plays on them.”

Hickory along with Fleming and Bolt. Unfortunately both teams fell in the first round. “I was so proud of each of these four seniors who led our tennis team over the last four years by example on and off the courts,” said Coach Rick Henderson. “These continued their winning ways as they helped lead the KM women’ tennis program into the record books. Over the last eight years our women’s program has a conference record of 70plus wins and eight losses.” Participating on this year’s team were Hannah McCall, Katelyn Fleming, Katherine Fleming, Hailey McCall, Katie Murray, Melissa Brooks, Railey Bolt, Lillie Bolin and Khalia King. Bolt, Brooks, Fleming, Frye and Hailey and Hannah McCall were selected to the All-Conference team. Henderson was named Coach of the Year for the sixth time in the last nine seasons – 2014, ’15, ’16, ’17, ’18 and ’22.


niors led by Hannah McCall, Katelyn Fleming, Hailey McCall and Railey Bolt,” said Coach Rick Henderson. Other members of the team were Katherine Fleming, Katie Murray, Melissa Brooks, Lillie Bolin and Khalia King. In their opener, the Lady Mountaineers edged


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Paige Bagwell signed Monday to continue her volleyball career at Mars Hill. Pictured back row, left right, KM assistant AD Kevin Cruise, assistant principal Melissa Wilson, assistant coach Lindsay Ellis and head coach Heather Paysour. Front row are Paige and her mother Shannon Bagwell.

KMHS volleyball player Caroline Barber signed Monday to continue her education and playing career at Mars Hill. Back row, left to right, athletic director Kevin Cruise, assistant principal Melissa Wilson, head coach Heather Paysour and assistant coach Lindsay Ellis. Front, left to right, father Steele Barber, Caroline Barber, brother Ezra Barber, mother Karla Barber and sister Aspen Barber.

KMHS athlete Austyn Dixon signed Monday to continue her softball career at USC Aiken, Pictured back row travel coaches Kyle Warlick and Tripp Upton, KMHS coach Kevin Cruise, brother Colt Dixon, KMHS assistants Jeff Cloninger and Shon Macopson and assistant principal Melissa Wilson. Front row, left to right, mother Alicia Dixon, sister Anniston Dixon, Aystyn Dixon, father Jonathan Dixon.

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KMHS softball player Alayna Patrick signed this week to further her education and playing career at Gaston College. Back row, left to right, travel coach Kyle Warlick, travel coach Tripp Upton, KMHS coach Kevin Cruise, KMHS assistants Jeff Cloninger and Shon Macopson, and assistant principal Melissa Wilson. Front row, Brayden Patrick, Coach Bethany of Gaston College, Alayna Patrick, her sister Lily Leigh, mother Mandy Leigh and brother Logan Patrick.

KMHS baseball player Wyatt Davis signed Monday to continue his career at Lenoir-Rhyne University. Pictured back row, left to right, KMHS assistant coach Wil Sellers, head coach Brad Melton, assistant principal Melissa Wilson and assistant AD Kevin Cruise, Front row, Wyatt is joined by his father Lee Davis and mother Nicky Davis.

KMHS baseball standout Cole Irby Monday signed to continue his career at Tusculum University. Pictured, back row left to right, assistant KMHS baseball coach Wil Sellers, head coach Brad Melton, Melissa Wilson, and assistant AD Kevin Cruise. Front, left to right, sister Keegan Irby, father Todd Irby, Cole Irby and his mother Crystal Irby.

KMHS football players visit North School By Loretta Cozart Coach Greg Lloyd and 32 of the Kings Mountain High School football players visited North Elementary School on November 10. The high schoolers partnered with North students to read with them as part of

our PALS program. Football players visited the classrooms and read to the students. North students lined the hallway and cheered on the Mounties who are in the state playoffs and ranked number one in their division this year.

KMHS football players visit North School to read with students. See more photos on page 4B. Photo by Anna Hughes

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Students chat with football players who visited their classroom last week. Photos Anna Hughes The football team gives back to their community by visiting North School and being positive role models for younger students.

KM Middle volleyball sweeps West Lincoln Students wait to thank the football team for visiting.

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 28th day of October, 2022 as Executor of the Estate of MARK MONTGOMERY JOHNSON, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Dale Guffey, Counsel for the Estate,at 812 Waters Street, Shelby, NC 28152 on or before the 9th of February, 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 9th day of November, 2022. Nathan Mullinax, Executor Estate of: Mark Montgomery Johnson 120 Valerie Drive Shelby, NC 28152 Counsel for the Estate: Dale Guffey 812 Waters Street Shelby, NC 28152 KMH (11/09, 16, 23 & 30/2022)


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LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 10th day of November, 2022 as Executrix of the Estate of JAMES EDWARD BLANTON, 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, Vicky Blanton, Executrix, on or before the 16th of February, 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 16th day of November, 2022. Vicky Blanton, Executrix Estate of: James Edward Blanton 1347 Crossland Rd Clover, SC 29710 KMH (11/16, 23, 30 & 12/07/2022)




In the Matter of the Estate of: WILLIE MAE NORRIS, Deceased


Having qualified on the19th day of September, 2022 as Executrix of the Estate of Willie Mae Norris, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Executrix on or before the 11th day of February, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment. This the 9th day of November, 2022 Annette Gentry 426 Kildare Dr. Shelby, NC 28152 KM (11/9, 11/16, 11/23 & 11/30/2022)

Having qualified on 1st day of November, 2022 as Executor of the Estate of SALLIE IRENE CROTTS; AKA, SALLIE CROTTS EARLS, 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, Jo Ann James, Executor, on or before the 9th of February, 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 9th day of November, 2022. Jo Ann James, Executor Estate of: Sallie Irene Crotts; aka, Sallie Crotts Earls 1326 Kings Circle Shelby, NC 28150 KMH (11/09, 16, 23 & 30/2022)

Rodney Dunham, Applicant has requested an amendment to the Zoning Map of the City of Kings Mountain regarding the following: Rezone approximately .27 acre vacant lot, identified as Cleveland County Parcel 8081 located at 112 Owens Street. The property is currently zoned Light Industrial (LI). The petitioner would like the property to be rezoned to Semi-Urban Residential (SU). Case Z-22-14 The public hearing will be held at City Hall, 101 W. Gold Street, Kings Mountain, North Carolina on Tuesday, November 29, 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. KMH (11/9 & 11/16/2022)

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LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK In the Matter of the Estate of: ALICE ELIZABETH TOWERY aka ALICE ELIZABETH JONES TOWERY File No. 22 E 106 NOTICE TO CREDITORS STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA CLEVELAND COUNTY IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION 22 E 106 Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Alice Elizabeth Towery aka Alice Elizabeth Jones Towery, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the Estate of said Alice Elizabeth Towery aka Alice Elizabeth Jones Towery to present them, duly verified, to the undersigned, Jessica Jones Lance, c/o Loann S. Meekins, Teddy Meekins & Talbert, PLLC, 301-A E. Warren Street, Shelby, NC 28150 on or before the 16th day of February, 2023 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 16th day of November, 2022. Jessica Jones Lance, Executor of the Estate, c/o Loann S. Meekins, Teddy Meekins & Talbert, PLLC, 301-A E. Warren Street, Shelby, NC 28150 KM (11/16, 11/23, 11/30 & 12/7/2022)





NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 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.

Kings Mountain Middle School’s volleyball team got its first sweep on the road this season with a 25-20, 25-17, 25-23 win over West Lincoln Thursday. Several Lady Patriots turned in outstanding performances. Campbell Benton had 16 kills, one assist and one dig, Avery Cruise 13 service points, two aces, 16 digs and two kills, Ava Broome seven kills, one assist, eight digs, seven service points and three aces, Jillian Patton 24 assists and eight service points, Avaclaire Moss six assists, 19 service points and two aces, Kaylee Mull 11 digs and Addy Carpenter seven service points, three aces and 16 digs. The Lady Patriots were scheduled to face East Lincoln yesterday.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 9th of November, 2022 as Administratrix of the Estate of JOHN WRIGHT WILLIAMS, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against said estate to present them to the undersigned, Shanda Spencer, Administratrix on or before the 16th of February, 2023, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All per-sons, firms, and corporations indebted to said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 16th day of November, 2022.

IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK In the Matter of the Estate of: GERALD BROADUS NORMAN, Deceased Having qualified on the 28th day of October, 2022 as Executor of the Estate of Gerald Broadus Norman, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Executor on or before the 11th day of February, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment.

Shanda Spencer, Administratrix Estate of John Wright Williams. P.O. Box 1899 Boiling Springs, North Carolina 28017

This the 9th day of November, 2022

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KMIS recognizes responsible students Each academic team at Kings Mountain Intermediate School was tasked with selecting one student who exemplified the meaning of responsibility. The teachers and staff at KMIS appreciate their hard work and outstanding character! The following students were selected by their teachers for demonstrating responsibility. Students were rewarded with a certificate and treats from KMIS administration.

6th grade: Emerson Bishop – Sharks.


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STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 2nd day of November, 2022 as Co-Administrators of the Estate of SHIRLEY JANE McMURRY, 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, Bill K. McMurry, Co-Administrator and/or Dwayne R. McMurry, Co- Administrator, on or before the 9th of February, 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 9th day of November, 2022. Bill K. McMurry, Co-Administrator Estate of: Shirley Jane McMurry 2318 Londonderry Dr Gastonia, NC 28056 AND/OR Dwayne R. McMurry, Co-Administrator 137 Range Road Kings Mountain, NC 28086 KMH (11/09, 16, 23 & 30/2022)

6th Grade Students: McKinley Meek - Hornets, Raquel Zayas - Panthers, and Jorja Danner – Eagles.

LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATRIX Having qualified on 21st of October, 2022 as Administratrix of the Estate of KENNETH VANCE LEDFORD (22 E 909), 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 February 2, 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 2nd day of November, 2022.







Having qualified on 18th day of August, 2022 as Administrator of the Estate of ERMA CHAMBERS LOCKHART, 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, William Lamont Lockhart, Administrator, on or before the 26th 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 26th day of October, 2022.

A. Susan Biggers Administratrix of the Estate of Kenneth Vance Ledford Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C. 402 East Graham Street Shelby, North Carolina 28150 KMH (11/02, 09, 16, 23/2022)

LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATRIX Having qualified on 20th of October, 2022 as Administratrix of the Estate of Anthony Christopher St. Clair (22 E 906), 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 February 9, 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 9th day of November, 2022. A. Susan Biggers Administratrix of the Estate of Anthony Christopher St. Clair Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C. 402 East Graham Street Shelby, North Carolina 28150 KMH (11/09, 16, 23 & 11/30/2022)

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK In the Matter of the Estate of: SANDRA B. WILSON aka SANDRA FAY BUMGARDNER WILSON, Deceased. Having qualified on the 25th day of October, 2022 as Executrix of the Estate of Sandra B. Wilson aka Sandra Fay Bumgardner Wilson, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Executrix on or before the 4th day of February, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment. This the 2nd day of November, 2022 Deanna Moore Brown, Ex. 319 Goforth Road Kings Mountain, NC 28086 C. Andrew Neisler, Jr CLONINGER & NEISLER ATTYS P.O. Box 515, 300 E. King Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086 KM (11/2, 11/9 11/16 & 11/23/2022)

The Internal Revenue Service today warned employers to be wary of third parties who are advising them to claim the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) when they may not qualify. Some third parties are taking improper positions related to taxpayer eligibility for and computation of the credit. These third parties often charge large upfront fees or a fee that is contingent on the amount of the refund and may not inform taxpayers that wage deductions claimed on the business' federal income tax return must be reduced by the amount of the credit. If the business filed an income tax return deducting qualified wages before it filed an employment tax return claiming the credit, the business should file an amended income tax return to correct any overstated wage deduction. Businesses are encouraged to be cautious of advertised schemes and direct solicitations promising tax savings that are too good to be true. Taxpayers are always responsible for the information reported on their tax returns. Improperly claiming the ERC could result in taxpayers being required to repay the credit along with penalties and interest. What is the ERC? The ERC is a refundable tax credit designed for businesses who continued paying See WARNING, PAGE 7B

William Lamont Lockhart, Administrator Estate of: Erma Chambers Lockhart 121 Trotter Lane Kings Mountain, NC 28086 Counsel for the Estate: McINTYRE ELDER LAW 233 E. Graham Street Shelby, NC 28150 KMH (10/26, 11/02, 09, &16/2022)

In the Matter of the Estate of: MARY E. HARTSELL aka MARY CRAWLEY HARTSELL, Deceased Having qualified on the 3rd day of November, 2022 as Executor of the Estate of Mary E. Hartsell aka Mary Crawley Hartsell, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Executor on or before the 11th day of February, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment. This the 9th day of November, 2022 Joe A. Hartsell 1605 Troy Rd. Shelby, NC 28150 KM (11/9, 11/16, 11/23 & 11/30/2022)







Having qualified on 25th day of October, 2022 as Administrator-CTA of the Estate of DENNIS WAYNE EDMONDSON, 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, Gregory S. McIntyre, Administrator-CTA, on or before the 2nd of February, 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.

Having qualified on 14th day of June, 2022 as Administrator of the Estate of PAULA BELINDA MAUNEY, 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 9th of February, 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 2nd day of November, 2022.

This the 9th day of November, 2022.

Gregory S. McIntyre, Administrator-CTA Estate of: Dennis Wayne Edmondson McINTYRE ELDER LAW 112 S. Tryon St. STE 760 Charlotte, NC 28284

Brenton S. Begley, Administrator Estate of: Paula Belinda Mauney McINTYRE ELDER LAW 233 E. Graham Street Shelby, NC 28150

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Having qualified on 5th of October 2022 as Administratrix of the Estate of Frances Carole Bottoms (22 E 760), 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 Julia Bottoms Lucas, Administratrix c/o A. Susan Biggers, Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C., 402 East Graham Street, Shelby, North Carolina 28150, on or before February 2, 2023, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate will please make immediate settlement with the undersigned.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 11th day of October, 2022 as Administrator of the Estate of EDDIE LOCKHART, 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, William Lamont Lockhart, Administrator, on or before the 26th 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 2nd day of November, 2022.

This the 26th day of October, 2022.

Julia Bottoms Lucas Administratrix of the Estate of Frances Carole Bottoms c/o A. Susan Biggers Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C. 402 East Graham Street Shelby, North Carolina 28150

William Lamont Lockhart, Administrator Estate of: Eddie Lockhart 121 Trotter Lane Kings Mountain, NC 28086 Counsel for the Estate: McINTYRE ELDER LAW 233 E. Graham Street Shelby, NC 28150

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EMPLOYMENT NEED A PARTS SALESPERSON. Auto Parts of Shelby. 1021 County Home Road, Shelby, NC 28152 704-4875234. NEED A CAR DISMANTLER. Auto Parts of Shelby. Apply in person at 1021 County Home Road, Shelby, NC 28152 704487-5234 (704) 472-4666 NOW HIRING! SERVICE MASTER. Quality Clean & Restore!! Full time Water / Fire Restoration Technician and Carpet Cleaning Technician. Prior construction skills a plus. Starting pay $15 hr. Please send resume to or call 704-313-7352. 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 SEEKING RETIRED SCHOOL TEACHERS. Online Sales Representative. • Home Based • Commission Based. Must have Computer & People Skills. Generate & Qualify Leads via phone/email. Send Resume To: NEEDED - VAN DRIVERS. Part time positions transporting students and clients. Cleveland County area. (704) 466-5189 GENERAL MAINTANENCE/ GROUNDSKEEPER. Must have valid drivers license. Call 704-473-4299. (704) 473-4299 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

CHURCH SECRETARY. New Hope Baptist Church, Earl, NC has part-time secretary position available.


Deadline: Friday at 12:00 Noon






HANDYMAN NEEDED. Handyman needed on a job in Rutherfordton for one day. Monday or Tuesday. Basic plumbing and household electrical and wood framing skills needed. Basically you will be relocating water pressure tank and sediment filter from crawl space to attached shed 6-10 feet away from present location. No digging required. Also trouble shooting 2 water hydrants in the yard. Reasonably good pay, refreshments, drink and facilities available. BYOTools. I have some if needed. Come and give me you estimate. Good pay for good work. (574) 229-3631

PORTABLE ROOM SIZE A/C UNIT Hisence Brand. Cools 250 Sq. Ft. “Like New!” Original Owner. $255 Firm. Call between 10am & 8pm. (828) 863-0596

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

MALTIPOO PUPPIES. First shot and wormed. $400 cash. (704) 477-6762

TAKING DEPOSITS. F3 Golden Doodles. Blonde and Black & white. Male and female. 980-925-9048.


GOLDEN DOMERS TOY AND HOBBY. Visit our NEW LOCATION .....Model Cars, Die-cast Cars & Trucks, Tractors, Hot Wheels, Construction Toys, Sports Memorabilia, Autographed Items, Hard to Find Items! See Mike & Brandon Willis. We’re located at 104 Oliver Ave. (behind El Acapulco Mexican Restaurant in Boiling Springs), Shelby 704-297-0102 or 704-2970103


HAIRSTYLIST NEEDED. ScissorSmith Salon located in downtown Kings Mountain is looking for experienced, licensed hair stylists to perform mens grooming and/or womens hair styles inclusive of cuts, colors, extensions etc. Competitive booth rental rates. Must have a valid Cosmetology License Job Type: Fulltime (704) 692-7094


HOME REMODELING. Interior and exterior remodeling. Call Charlie today for your free estimate! (828) 244-7087 charliejohnston32@gmail. com TRIPLE D PAINTING, LLC. All your painting needs. Free estimates. Over 25 yrs experience! Facial board replacement available!!! Many local references available !! (704) 418-5736 childresstracy1@ SHIPMAN’S MASONRY48 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Brick, Block & Stone, Outside Fireplaces, Foundations, Underpinnings. “Free Estimates”. 1st Quality Work! (863) 532-1587 WILL CLEAN HOUSES. Want your house to sparkle and shine for the holidays then give me a call. Call or text me at 704-419-9016 or email me at sgacsa@aol. com (704) 419-9016 HOMEOWNERS, CONTRACTORS, REAL ESTATE AGENTS, need a little work? Jackson Corbin Property Services, LLC. Specializing in small jobs/ punch list. Carpentry, painting, plumbing, tile, etc. Need a hand for a day or two? Give me a call. Professional quality work, affordable prices. 828-980-1823 or email

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

MOBILITY CHAIRS, SERVICE, USED/NEW. Mobility chairs from $450. to $1695. Service, used and new chairs. Call/text Scooterman John. 704-951-4224 (704) 951-4224 mobilityser vices07@gmail. com TRACTORS, EQUIPMENT, RIDING MOWERS, GARDEN TILLERS, GO-KARTS. Ready to mow. All in excellent condition. Can deliver, 30+ years experience in repair work. 828-980-0853, 704476-9383. DECORATIONS FOR SALE. Christmas and Fall Wreaths with other decorations and crafts. 200 Lutz Rd, Lawndale. 704-538-3808. VISIT ME AT AWESOME FINDS INDOOR FLEA MARKET. 784 W. Hwy 27, Lincolnton, NC 28092 FOR SALE. GREAT DEAL! 2 Grave Sites at Cleveland Memorial Park, $1400.00 for pair. Seller will pay transfer fee. In Section 4, Fountain Area, Lot 115, 828-429-5096 NEW ALUMINUM RAMPS. Folds in the middle. Bought new for $400. Asking half price, $200. 704-600-7614. SEASONED MIXED HARDWOOD. Cut, split and delivered, stacked on truck, $100. $10 fee for stacking off the truck. 828-395-0758. RAINIER 13000 WATT GENERATOR. Electric start, runs on propane or gas. Selling with one full and one 1/2 full 100 lb tank. $1300. 828-7487985. ELECTRIC BLACK/DECKER LEAF BLOWER 12 v. - 2 speeds. $53.00. 704-7560551. 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 EZ-GO GAS GOLF CART. $550. MPI 2400 Monitor heater with tank & stand, uses kerosene, $700. Burning Barrels $10. Feed Barrels $20. Totes from $60-$100. Call Jeff, Hickory, NC (828) 327-4782 LOTS OF STUFF TO SELL. Too much to list. Call me and I will tell you what I have. 704240-8023

CLEVELAND COUNTY GARAGE DOORS. Summer Tune-up Special, $69.95. We will check all your equipment lube, make sure it’s working correctly. We repair broken doors. Also offering new installations. 704-477-9119 or 704-472-9367. 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 RV AND BOAT STORAGE. SECURE RV AND BOAT STORAGE. 24/7 ACCESS. ONLINE CONTRACT AND PAYMENT. KEY PAD ENTRY AND PHONE IN ACCESS. WIDE ROADS WITH PULL THROUGH AND BACK IN SPACES, FOR EASY PARKING. GO TO YOURTOYBOXLLC.COM OR CALL US FOR PRICING AND AVAILABILITY. 704-470-5816. FACILITY ADDRESS: 136 ELM RD. GROVER, NC 28073 (704) 470-5816 YOURTOYBOXLLC@YAHOO.COM SENIOR HELPER CNA 20 years experience. Looking for work. I do home care. Personal care, errands, appointments, grocery shopping, cooking, and light house keeping. Please call 828-9741111 and leave a message in the Evening or email In Shelby area (828) 9741111

GERMAN SHEPHERD FEMALE. Solid black, 18 months old, AKC registered, working bloodline. $450. 828-429-0053 or 828-748-9238.

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

HORSE QUALITY HAY. Square and round bales. Call (704) 487-6855 PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS with Scratch Pads! Press Room Printing. 704482-2243. (704) 538-5788 TRAILERS, LAWNMOWER TRAILERS, Flatbed Trailers, Enclosed Trailers, Horse and Cattle Trailers, Saddlery. Check our prices and quality before you buy. Bridges Riding Equipment. Boiling Springs, NC. 704434-6389, (704) 473-0867 FOR SALE/TRADE 35 Ft. Windsport RV, Sleeps 6, 48,000 miles. Trade for a pickup truck of equal value. $12, 000-$14,000. 704-915-9323 or 704-842-1794. WHITE WHIRLPOOL DUET. Front loading washer and dryer with attached drawer pedestals. $1,300. 704-674-8587 (Leave Message.)

10 MONTH OLD FAINTING BILLY GOAT. Full blooded, black and white, bright blue eyes. $250 or best offer. Please call 828-248-8060. CHINESE CRESTED PUPPIES. Adorable Chinese Crested pups are available. Born in June this year we have four powder puffs (two tan and buff - one male and one female, and two black and white - both males. There are two puppies who are considered to be “extremely, hairy hairless” or “powder puffs without the subcoat”, both males, one tan and buff and one black and white. Have had two vet checks and shots and are on treatment for tick, heartworms and fleas. Will weigh approximate 7 pounds. Most fun breed to own...a personality that’s a mix of a dog, cat, prancing horse and deer. Got to see them to believe them! Potty trained to a wee-wee pad or will go outside. Let’s talk if you’re interested! $800.00 each. (828) 775-4089 cyninbuncombe@

LOST PINKY RING at Food Lion in Rutherfordton on Wednesday, Oct. 26th. Yellow Gold with Blue Stone. Special Heirloom. If found PLEASE call (828) 980-0269


CKC YORKIE PUPS $1200. 2 males, 2 females, 9wks old, tails docked, dewclaws removed, 1st shots, in home and hand raised, fur and nails maintained, potty training going well. No deposit required, no holds. To a good home. Serious inquiries only. (980)4212565 PITBULL PUPPIES, MALE AND FEMALE. 7 weeks and 10 weeks old. $150 to $350. Call or text 704-974-8055.

64 YEARS OLD AND DIVORCED after 27 years. I need a starter home. If you can help me, please call (704) 477-3460

FIREWOOD $150.00 takes it all. 3 big oak trees fell during the storm, cut - not split. Come get it. (843) 307-6985 ESTATE SALE. Antique China cabinets, armoire, daybed, other furniture, glass, etc. Also Jet2 power chair. Call 704751-6631 ALL METAL GARAGES. Big Discounts! Zero down. Call for more details. 828-382-0455. RENT TO OWN TRAILERS. ENCLOSED, DUMP, GOOSENECK, CAR HAULERS. Thursdays - Fridays 10-5, Sat. 10-12. J Johnson Sales, inc. (828) 245-5895 STORAGE BUILDINGS NEW, USED, REPO’S. LARGE SELECTION! CASH or RENT TO OWN. NO CREDIT CHECK! J Johnson Sales 2690 Hwy 221 South, Forest City Thursday - Friday 10-5 Saturday 10-12 (828) 245-5895

2018 KIA SOUL. White, Only 13,500 miles, Factory warranty in effect til April 2023, Navigation System, Backup Camera, 4 Cylinder, Alloys, USB, Satellite Radio, Bluetooth, $15,500. Call (704) 750-4472

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

WANT TO BUY. ATV’s, PopUp Campers and Small Travel Trailers. Call 828-429-3935. CASH FOR YOUR CAR. Running or not, title or no title. Call Charles Dellinger at Red Road Towing. 704692-6767, (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

MOUNTAIN FEIST/TOY POODLE MIX, 7-MONTHSOLD. House trained, affectionate, playful Puppy. $300. (828) 375-4255

WANT TO BUY CARS, TRUCKS. Trailers, Tractors, Farm Equipment. Must have ID and proof of ownership. Callahan’s Towing. (704) 6921006 DANNY’S AUTOWERKS. Buying used or junk cars. Competitive prices. Call Danny 828-289-3081 or Jimmy 828-289-1175. WANTED: OLD AND NEW AMMO. Reloading supplies. Call 828-245-6756 or cell # 828-289-1488.

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


FARM & GARDEN WANT TO BUY CORNISH BANTAM CHICKEN and a used UTV, 2 wheel drive. Need someone to do chainsaw work. 828-248-2184.

MALTIPOO PUPPIES. Make wonderful gifts and companions. They will put joy in your home. 828-657-4968, leave message if no answer.

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



PETS & LIVESTOCK 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) 2455895

PREPPERS SPECIAL $8995 FIRM. Never be homeless! 828-453-0828.



DRIVE COLBALT Brand new Titan, comes apart for E-Z transporting, training, charger, Tech warranty, 275 lb limit. Call Scooterman John (704) 951-4224 (704) 9514224 mobilityservices07@

2004 LONG TRUCK BED ONLY. Off of a 3500 Dodge Dually, red. Complete bed, lights, tailgate. Asking $2000. 828-429-1301

1999 MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS E320. Gold, Good Condition. $2,500. 2015 Indian Chieftain Motorcycle. Black. Low mileage. $13.000. 704-300-9223.

DEER CORN, 50 POUND BAG. $11. Callahan Farms. Cletus: 704-300-5341; Steve: 704-472-8865; Todd: 704692-1627



2004 CHRYSLER SEBRING 4 DOOR SEDAN. new paint, struts & tires. $4500. Also. 4’6”x6’ utility trailer, $275. (704) 472-7116

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

USED CAMPER TOPS: BUY/SALE/TRADE. Various sizes and styles. 828-9800788.


OUT OF AREA LABRADOR RETRIEVER PUPPIES. AKC REGISTERED. Beautiful dogs from champion bloodline. Both parents on site. Vetchecked, dewormed, first shots. Chocolate and black. Available 11/16/22 $800. Call or text (704) 473-4891

2 BEDROOM HOME WITH BASEMENT and 10 acres. South Mountains, at 4570 Double Head Road, Connelly Springs, NC (old 18 Hwy). $140,000 firm. 828-308-4267


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First-quarter awards program at Bethware Bethware hosted their 1st quarter awards program Friday October 28 in the school’s auditorium. Each grade level was honored for their achievements this past quarter. Several parents were in attendance for each grade level event. A Honor Roll First Grade: Paytan Cavazos, Ryan English, Sophia Fuentes, Masyn Gardner, Jackson Lail, Mark Rosenthal, Abigail Ruppe, Adalynn Sandall, Levi Terry, Landon Toney, Harlem Watson, Trinity Williams, Alonna Wilson, Leah Gilliam, Hudson Beam, Khloe Blackmon, Josie Burton, Lailynn Campbell, Khaegyn Elmore, Aubrey Jackson, Karson Jackson, Christian Millhone, Brayden Moss, Samayah Parker, Alesana Reinhardt, Braylen Smart, Grayson Stanek, Adan Valdovinos Gonzalez, Carmelita Walters, Harper Williamson, Lemuel York, Addy Baker, Abigail Brooks, Bella Garcia, Andrea Hall, Paxton Heinbach, Abigail Jackson, Noah Lee, Natalie Phillips, Kaiden Ross, Mia Thompson, Corbin Bledsoe, Cade Crawford, Jolene Boyd, Nicholas Evans, Tenley Evans, Sebastian Fender, Sinora Howell, Callie Hughes, Skyler Miller, Jaelyn Rothwell, Braidynn Silvers, Audrina Tomberlin, Brandy Voss, Lochlin Pruitt, Kinlee Baxter, Carmen Colon, Zayden Dickson, Briggs Doster, Timothy Fields, Ezequiel Garcia Aquilar, Sadie Heinbach, Emma Moree, Brantley Parker, Terri Vineyard, James Wimpey, Jocabed AlbarrasHernandez, Jake Bumgardner, Karter Hope Ebenhoeh, Liam Evans, Vada Hutchins, Kemen Jackson, Jesus LanderosAntonio, Paisley Morgan, Rachel Pardo, Will Parker, Liam Pierce, Clovis Postell, Tinley Sayers, Isaac Siak, Isabelle Smith, Braydon Thao, Andrew Tuminello, and

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employees while shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic or had significant declines in gross receipts from March 13, 2020 to December 31, 2021. Eli-

Second grade award recipients. (Photo by Bethware Principal Lee Howell) Cynthia Vargas Monzqueda. Second Grade: Serena Athitang, Kaden Banks, Elaina Campbell, Braxton Corbett, Gionni Dawkins, Alia Epps, Blakeleigh Gaddy, Khloe Hillman, Raelynn Pendleton, Landon Tiller, Jaxxon Turner, Camryn Weigel, Payslie Widener, Skyler Williams, Autumn Wright, Bennett Burgess, Chloe Gaines, Evelyn Hall, Coltin Hanif, Daniel Helton, Emma Sullens, Elijah Paysuer, Mabry Johnson, Titus Laney, Annleigh Laws, Kambree Leigh, Niko Marten, Elaina Mickens, Lucas Baucom, Channing Byers, Harley Caudle, Mariah Currence, Nylah Donovan, Tanner Gilliam, Juliana Her, Orias Ross, Easton Sisk, McKenzi Bennett, Leland Campbell, Kaydence Crump, Mason Fields, Jackson Fowler, Kaylee Gibbs,

Ezra Jones, Justin Lor, Carter Mintz, Elizabeth Mull, Zuleyka Munoz, Dawson Pardo, Kensley Walker, Kaden Turner, Karley Brooks, Camden Hamrick, Marianna Hillman, Summer Lawson, Jordyn Rollinson, Colton Rowland, Oliver Turer, Riley Ware, Kerry Williams, and Gabriella Wilson. Third Grade: Ryker Fredell, Joshua Jackson, Liam Presnell, Adriana Roberts, Eva Echols, Madeline Morrissette, Kylie Oliver, Leah Reed, Jared Terry, Rylan Turner, Logan Silva, Aliyah Baylock, Anne Beam, Brentley Long, Brinley Putnam, and Rylan Shirey. Fourth Grade: Nicholai Cochran, Eva Greer, Azure Lee, Finn McNeilly, Ariyanna Tomberlin, Anthony Wildauer, Daniel Fields, Brayden Hughes, Cruz

Silva, Elizabeth Clear, AJ DeLosSantos, Evan Moree, Reese Shelton, Blake Williams, Hayden Wray, Colton Brown, Amelia Jones, Talayah Mackins, and Natalie Willyoung. A/B Honor Roll (all As and Bs, with at least 1 A) First Grade: Samaya Chambers, Colson Frigo, Kyzer Mountain, Terry McIntyre, Axel Rodriguez, Everett Bearden, Daquan Mickens, Milani Murray, Maddisyn Rose, Pricilla White, Chaz Fuderburke, Jaxon Jarvis, Jayden Dedrick, Averie Estes, Braxton Garcia Aquilar, Deylin Duarte Ramirez, Gabriel Woods, and Karsyn Cook. Second Grade: Daniel Birdo, Nora Bockus, Zoey Burton, Elijah Clinton, Eli Sweene, Jedaris Diaz Perez, Casen Eaker, Lydia Salter, Daniel

Timmons, Maxton Bridges, Teagan Floyd, David Maher, Matthew Watson, Marcus Campbell, Hunter Smith, Izabella Garcia, Madelyn Etters, Trinity Lee, Tristin Allen, Makenna Estes, Finlay Helms, Landon Ruppe, Cole Smith, and Dallas Stewart. Third Grade: Madison Glenn, Georgia Howard, TK Kirkland, Colton Kirschenmann, Amanda Komethongpane, Savanna Ruppe, Isaac Samples, Austin Varallo, Ruby Grace Wright, Kayden Brandt, Isabella Jackson, Lillian Kendrick, Kendrick Logan, Oakley McDonald, Camden McPherson, Ember Scarborough, Envy Young, Mia Franklin, Kira Mauney, MJ Thompson, Elizabeth Harper Foster, Sophia Helms, Landon Riviere, Piper Sadler, Lilly Settlemyre, Averi Smith, and

Camden Williams. Fourth Grade: Sophia Brown, Brayden Cavazos, Payton Deese, Bentlee Elmore, Aerith Gaddis, Mia Shipley, Katya Strain, Jocelyn Sun, Cody Black, Courtney Blackmon, Wyatt Canipe, Aurorah Canup, Ty’leyah Goode, John Heinbach, Josiah Moses, Darrell Pardo, Easton Pierce, Emery Roark, Taylor Rothwell, Nora Wilson, Ayden Adams, Myles Lesniewski, Emma Lockey, Natalie Morgan, Jaxon Wilson, Lilianna Cornman, Waylon Messer, Owen Anderson, Georgia Carsgaddon, Sofia Carvajal. Sylas Feidy, Peyton Futter, Dawson Harris, Mark Mull, Khassidy Nichols, Adylyn Ramsey, Brinley Sanders, Tyler Stanek, Abygale Sweeney, and Beckham Williams.

gible taxpayers can claim the ERC on an original or amended employment tax return for a period within those dates. To be eligible for the ERC, employers must have: • sustained a full or partial suspension of operations due to authority lim-

iting commerce, travel, or group meetings due to COVID-19 during 2020 or the first three quarters of 2021, • experienced a significant decline in gross receipts during 2020, or a decline in gross receipts during the first three quarters of 2021, or

• qualified as a business for the third or fourth quarters of 2021. As a reminder, only recovery startup businesses are eligible for the ERC in the fourth quarter of 2021. Additionally, for any quarter, eligible employers cannot claim the ERC on wages that were reported

as payroll costs in obtaining PPP loan forgiveness or that were used to claim certain other tax credits. To report tax-related illegal activities relating to ERC claims, submit Form 3949-A, Information Referral, You should also report instances of fraud and IRS-related phishing

attempts to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at 800366-4484. Go to to learn more about eligibility requirements and how to claim the Employee Retention Credit.




FOR RENT CLEVELAND COUNTY 113 CLONINGER ST., Kings Mtn, NC. 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom. Rent $900, Deposit $900, Application Fee $25 per Adult. 704-214-4180














406 MORTON ST, SHELBY. 2BR, 1BA., central heat & air. No pets, criminal background check, written proof of income. $725 month, $350 deposit. Contact Tommy Wilson, with Clay & Associates Real Estate, (704) 418-1251

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

COMMERCIAL OFFICE BUILDING FOR RENT. Across the street from the hospital at 803 N. Washington Street, Shelby. Previously a dentist office and would make a great salon. Call for pricing, 704-300-2820

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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. 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 MOBILE HOMES & APARTMENTS. In Kings Mountain. P. Call (704) 739-4417 2&3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Nice and clean, water furnished. Oak Grove Community, Kings Mtn. Call or text, 704-739-0259. 107-1 OAK DRIVE, LAWNDALE NC. Duplex, 2 bedroom,1 bathroom, Rent $975, Deposit $975. Application Fee $25 per adult. 704-2144180.

MOVE IN SPECIAL. 2 & 3 Bedroom, deposit required. $200 weekly rates. Includes power and water. NO PETS. (704) 473-4299

RUTHERFORD COUNTY 2 & 3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Small private park between Spindale and Forest City. Starting at $550 per month. 828-382-0475.

RUTHERFORD COUNTY UPGRADED LARGE MOBILE. New paint and carpet. 2-Bedroom 2 full baths, spacious private lot. No other mobiles Fridge, range and water included. No pets. No smoking. No exceptions. $750 mo. Email for pictures.

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Top Financial Scams Targeting Seniors Today Dear Savvy Senior, What are the most common scams today that target elderly seniors? My 75-yearold mother has been swindled several times over the past year, so I’m being extra cautious. Paranoid Patty Dear Patty, Great question! While many scams today are universal, there are certain types of fraud that specifi-cally target older adults or affects them disproportionately. And unfortunately, these senior targeted scams are on the rise. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), in 2021 there were 92,371 older victims of fraud resulting in $1.7 billion in losses. This was a 74 percent increase in losses compared to 2020. Here are five of the most common senior scams that were reported last year, that both you and your mom should be aware of. Government imposter scams: These are fraudulent telephone calls from people claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service, Social Security Administration

or Medicare. These scammers may falsely tell you that you have unpaid taxes and threaten arrest or deportation if you don’t pay up immediately. Or they may say your Social Security or Medicare benefits are in danger of being cut off if you don’t provide personal identifying information. They may even “spoof” your caller ID to make it look like the government is actually calling. Sweepstakes and lottery scams: These scams may contact you by phone, mail or email. They tell you that you’ve won or have the potential to win a jackpot. But you need to pay a fee, or cover tax-es and processing fees to receive your prize, perhaps by prepaid debit card, wire transfer, money order or cash. Scammers may even impersonate well-known sweepstakes organizations, like Pub-lishers Clearing House, to fool you. Robocalls and phone scam: Robocalls take advantage of sophisticated, automated phone tech-nology to carry out a variety of scams on trusting older adults who answer the phone. Some ro-bocalls may claim that a warranty is expiring on their car or electronic device, and payment is need-ed to renew it. These scammers may

also “spoof” the number to make the call look authentic. One common robocall is the “Can you hear me?” call. When the older person says “yes,” the scammer records their voice and hangs up. The criminal then has a voice signature to authorize unwanted charges on items like stolen credit cards. Computer tech support scams: Theses scams prey on senior’s lack of knowledge about com-puters and cybersecurity. A pop-up message or blank screen usually appears on a computer or phone, telling you that your device is compromised and needs fixing. When you call the support number for help, the scammer may either request remote access to your computer and/or that you pay a fee to have it repaired. Grandparent scam: The grandparent scam has been around for several years now. A scammer will call and say something along the lines of: “Hi Grandma, do you know who this is?” When the unsuspecting grandparent guesses the name of the grandchild the scammer most sounds like, the scammer has established a fake identity.

The fake grandchild will then ask for money to solve some unexpected financial problem (legal trouble, overdue rent, car repairs, etc.), to be paid via gift cards or money transfers, which don’t always require identification to collect. Other Scams Some other popular scams targeting older adults right now are romance scams through social me-dia and online dating sites, COVID-19 scams, investment scams, Medicare and health insurance scams, and Internet and email fraud. For more information on the different types senior scams to watch out for, along with tips to help your mom protect herself, visit the National Council on Aging website at, and type in “the top 5 financial scams targeting older adults” in the search bar. 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.