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HORD’S CONTAINER SERVICE (704) 466-6008 Volume 135 • Issue 46

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 • 704-484-1047


Masks are now optional at CCS By Loretta Cozart At the November 8 Cleveland County Board of Education meeting, members voted 5 -4 to make mask wearing optional at school. Robert Queen, Rodney Fitch, Joel Shores, Ron Humphries, and Danny Blanton voted in favor of the policy change. Greg Taylor, Phillip Glover, Coleman Hunt and Dena Green voted against. Superintendent of Schools Stephen Fisher said schools would need time to inform parents and staff and suggested changing the policy effective November 15. School Board Member Dena Green said prior to the

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vote, “I think our numbers are really doing good, but they are doing good because we are doing the right things. I also know they are expecting a surge over the holidays, Thanksgiving and Christmas, so I don’t know if that’s something you want to take into consideration or not.” Under state law, school boards across North Carolina are required to hold a public vote every month on their policies regarding wearing masks at school, regardless of whether officials plan to change the policy.

Community Thanksgiving Service November 24 at First Baptist Church Everyone is invited to attend the Community Thanksgiving service scheduled for Sunday evening, November 21, 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. Rev. John Wilcox, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, will bring the Thanksgiving message. Special music will be presented by First Baptist under the leadership of Dr. Jonathan Bundon, Wor-

ship Pastor. There will be a love offering received for the Kings Mountain Crisis Ministry. Those attending are also asked to bring can goods or other non-perishable items for the crisis ministry. Everyone is invited to come as we gather to give our Thanksgiving to our loving Heavenly Father. The KM Ministerial Association would like to thank the staff and church members of First Baptist for being the host church again this year.

Our Veterans were honored last Thursday with a Veteran’s Day Parade and Observance. See page 8A for more photos of the special day. (Photo by Gary Smart)

Trackview Hall’s Christmas Vendor Show a huge success By Loretta Cozart Trackview Hall held their first Christmas Vendor Show in downtown Kings Mountain on Saturday, November 13, with crowds visiting the venue at 205 S. Battleground Avenue between 10 am and 6 pm. “We had huge crowds because we’ve been advertising the event for a couple months,” said organizer and owner of Trackview Hall Sherryl Adams. I’m just amazed how many people attended. Our vendors did well and asked that we consider See TRACKVIEW, Page 7A

Shoppers galore at Trackview Hall Christmas Vendor Show, held on Sat., Nov. 13. Photo by Loretta Cozart

Christmas Parade December 4 as city kicks-off the holiday season social distancing. Don’t forget to dress warmly in case of cold weather. Christmas Lights: Costner’s Christmas Light Extravaganza in Patriots Park & Downtown Christmas Fantasy Light Show on S. Railroad Avenue, after sunset. Park on South Battleground Ave and enjoy a synchronized light show with music playing from the radio in your car. Tune-in to Radio Station 87.9 FM. Then, take a stroll

Lindsey and John Murphey lead the toy run each year, raising money, and gathering donations for children this holiday season. Photo provided

Murphey’s 27th annual Toy Run November 20 Murphey’s Scooter Shed Toy Run is on Saturday, November 20, in Kings Mountain. This police-escorted annual Toy Run will be a car/bike ride through Kings Mountain and is sponsored and hosted by Murphey’s Scooter Shed, 114 Camelot Court in Kings Mountain. Registration: 11:00 am and Kickstands up at 12:00 pm. Admission is one new,

unwrapped toy and $5.00 per person. After the event, riders will settle back in the Scooter Shed for some live music, barbecue dinner, and more. This great ride makes Christmas a little better for a lot of children in the area, so come out and show your support. This ride benefits the Shriner’s Burn Center, Oxford Home for Children, and King’s Mountain Police Department’s Toy Drive. The rain date for this event will be Sunday, November 21st. For more information, call (704) 739-4707 or (704) 477-5762.

Christmas magic returns to the city this holiday season starting on Saturday, December 4 at 3:00 pm with the Kings Mountain’s Home for Christmas Parade, followed by evening festivities. Events continue every Saturday leading up to Christmas: December 4, 11 and 18. Stroll through the Christmas Light Extravaganza, enjoy a Historic Carriage Ride, meet Santa Claus, take a photo with the interactive characters at Patriots Park,

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and shop the Downtown Holiday Market. Here are event details. Home for Christmas Parade: The parade starts at 3:00 p.m. with more than 100 floats, live performances, and an appearance by Santa as he makes his grand arrival in Kings Mountain. Get your space along the parade route early. For your safety and the safety of the staff and volunteers, NC COVID-19 safety protocol will be enforced including wearing a mask and

through Patriots Park where over a million lights transform the park into a storybook wonderland full of color and light. It’s a festive display that will remind you of Christmases long ago. This family favorite attraction is dedicated to Katie and Grady Costner who originally designed the lights. Carriage rides: Tickets go on sale soon at So, check the website often to schedule carriage rides.

Carriager rides will be available. Photo by Loretta Cozart

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Dennis Raymond Caveny

James Kenneth Plonk

NASHVILLE, TN – Dennis Raymond Caveny, age 58, of Nashville, TN finished his race on earth in the early hours of Sunday, November 14, 2021, about 18 months after being diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). Dennis grew up in Kings Mountain, NC, and after traveling to France in High School, looked for more ways to see more places around the world. His job in his early 20s for Piedmont Airlines allowed him the ability to travel to many states in the U.S., then a later job with Sony Music sent him to several countries in Asia, South America and Central America. In the late 90s, after a short-term mission’s trip to Kenya, he moved his family to Uganda for a long-term missionary assignment. After his time in Africa, he gained such a love for the people he met that he made multiple return trips there over the years. Dennis was always up for an adventure, and he could talk engagingly with anyone. He loved a good story, and he loved to laugh. After he was diagnosed with ALS in May of 2020, he purposed to live more intentionally, and he and his family made some special memories in his last 18 months on earth. Dennis’s deep and abiding hope and faith rested in Jesus Christ, and his greatest desire was that his journey would be a testimony that would point people to be reconciled to God; we feel like he did just that with valor and grace. Dennis is survived by Danielle, his bride of six years; his son, Aaron Caveny (Madison, daughter-in-love); his son, Christopher Caveny; his daughter, Anna Caveny; his daughter, Elise Caveny; his only granddaughter, Colbie Caveny; his mother, Frances Caveny; his brother, Dale Caveny; and a host of other family and friends who loved and were loved by Dennis. He is preceded in death by his father, Floyd “Sam” Caveny. A Celebration of Life service to honor and remember Dennis will be held at New Song Nashville, 316 Southgate Ct., Brentwood, TN on Saturday, November 20, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Daylight Christian Popakol, a ministry in Uganda that was very dear to Dennis. Donations can be made through New Song Nashville at (Please put “Caveny Gift” in the memo.) Woodbine Funeral Home, Hickory Chapel is serving the family. 615-3311952.

1948-2021 COLUMBIA, SC – Ken Plonk, age 72, died unexpectedly at his home in Columbia, South Carolina on October 30, 2021. Ken was born November 7, 1948, in Charlotte, NC to his late parents Clarence Samuel Plonk and Julia Pollock Plonk of Kings Mountain. Ken was preceded in death by his sister-in-law Rebecca Marvin Plonk. Ken is survived by brothers Thomas Plonk, Mike Plonk (Sue), Steve Plonk (Susan Thisell), Richard Plonk, sister Judy Plonk Davis (Steve Davis) and longtime friend Jaycie Claire. Ken was devoted to his extended family, and well loved by his nieces and nephews. Ken was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of North Carolina. He loved his Tar Heels, a good debate, children, great food, pheasant hunting, bow hunting, the great outdoors, cats, dogs, wildlife and most of, all family gatherings. He was a kind, sweet, and an extravagantly giving man. He followed politics with a keen mind and invested in real estate for pleasure. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 24that 10:30 am-11:45 am at Resurrection Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, Kings Mountain, North Carolina. The family invites you to visit and join us for a drop in lunch. Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, November 24th at 1:00 pm in Saint Lukes Cemetery, Kings Mountain, North Carolina. There will be immune system compromised folks and unvaccinated small children among us. They ask that you please wear a mask when possible. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Battle Buddy 4 Life a suicide prevention organization for veterans at https://battlebuddy4life. org/, Resurrection Lutheran Church, Kings Mountain, NC or the charity of your choice. Guest register is available at: www.harrisfunerals. com. Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain, NC is in charge of arrangements.

Bridget Lee Glass Martin KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – A loving mother of five and incredible inspiration for so many, Bridget Glass Martin, 58, of Kings Mountain passed away on Wednesday, November 10, surrounded by her family. Bridget was born on August 21,1963 to Janice Brackett Glass and Harold Moffitt Glass of Kings Mountain. A pillar of her community, she owned her own business and worked with many local businesses and local governments. Bridget was an active member of her church community and choirs and a member of both Macedonia Baptist Church and most recently, First Presbyterian Church of Kings Mountain. She attended Kings Mountain High School and Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, North Carolina. Bridget is survived by her five children, Kirsten, Drew, Ariel, Alex, and Brody Martin; her mother, Janice Glass of Kings Mountain; her siblings, Harold Moffitt Glass, Jr. and Terry Campbell; her sister-in-law, Cecelia Glass; and her nieces and nephews, Trey, Blake, and Tori Glass, and Lindsey Crawford. She was preceded in death by her father, Harold Moffitt Glass, Sr. Services will be held on Friday, November 19th from 1-3 pm at Patriots Park in Kings Mountain. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina for the River Hill Refuge of Cleveland County, P.O. Box 338, Thomasville, NC 27361, or call 1-800-476-3669. Guest register is available at: Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain, NC is in charge of arrangements.

Holiday trash pickup City of Kings Mountain offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 25 and 26, in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. Garbage collection for Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday will be scheduled one day earlier.

Timothy “Tim” David Ross KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – Timothy “Tim” David Ross, 57, of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away on November 13, 2021 at Atrium Health in Charlotte, NC. Born in Cleveland Co, NC. He was son of the late Jerry Anderson Ross and Brenda McFalls Ross. Tim was formerly employed with Rockwood Lithium, Kings Mountain, NC. He was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Fairview Masonic Lodge #339 and the Oasis Shriners. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend who enjoyed spending time with his family, baseball, music and outdoor activities. He is survived by his wife of 36 years: Debbie Smith Ross, Kings Mountain; sons: Tanner Ross and wife Savannah, Kings Mountain; Tyler Ross, Kings Mountain; daughter: Tiffany Ross, Kings Mountain; granddaughter: Harper Ross; sisters: Tammy Ross Thornburg and husband Lanny, Kings Mountain. ; Toni Ross Putman, Kings Mountain. Funeral service will be held at Bethlehem Baptist Church on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 3:00 P.M. Rev. Dr. Steve Taylor will officiate. Visitation is 1:30 - 3:00 P.M. Wednesday November 17, 2021 prior to the service in the fellowship hall of Bethlehem Baptist Church.. Interment will be held in Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain, North Carolina. Memorials may be made to the Shriners Children’s Hospital, 950 W Faris Rd, Greenville, SC 29605 Guest register is available at: Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain, NC is in charge of arrangements.

ARRESTS NOV. 6: Teresa Lynn Kirby, 46, York, SC, simple worthless check, criminal summons. NOV. 6: Larry Dean Pearson, 58, 101 Stowe Acres, assault on a female, no bond. NOV 7: Tyler. Demertis Williams, 29, 150 Benton Road, DWI, driving while license revoked, no bond. NOV. 9: Thomas Grant Pasour, 35, 932 Caroline Circle, breaking and entering, felony; assault on law enforcement, felony; resisting public officer, $410,000 secured. INCIDENTS NOV. 6: Cash Pro Pawn Shop, 101 S. Battleground Ave., reported that a customer sold property to the business using a false identification. NOV. 6: A resident of Charles Street reported an incident of fraud. NOV. 6: A resident of Laurinburg reported that windows were broken out in a 2016 Ram truck, a 2015 GMC truck and a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado on Holiday Inn Drive. NOV. 7: Thomas Mechanical, Industrial Drive, reported a break-in at a construction site on Industrial Drive and larceny of various tools, saws and batteries with estimated value of nearly $9, 000. NOV. 8: A resident of Galilee Church Road reported a break-in to a storage building and theft of a black 12-gauge 18-inch barrel shotgun valued at $599.00. BIV, 9: Roses Store, Shelby Road, reported a break-in and damaging and removing an industrial padlock to gain entrance to an enclosed trailer. NOV. 9: Central United Methodist Church, 113 Piedmont Avenue reported $1,500 damage to a security camera and air-conditioning unit and theft of a fire TV stick during a break-in. CITATIONS OCT. 29: Shelton Price, 27, 312 Compact School Road, expired tag. OCT.L 29: Simon Lumpkin III, 24, 107 Brayton Lane, no vehicle insurance. NOV. 5: Casey Lucas, 25, Bessemer City, expired tag. NOV. 5: Travis Watson, 41, 100 Maple Leaf Road, expired tag, no vehicle inspection. NOV. 6: James Anthony Roberts, 54, 611 N. Cansler Street, revoked license, no liability insurance. Nov. 6: Celetha Jackson, 39, 221 N. Watterson Street, revoked license. NOV. 7: Leslie Teague, 51, Bessemer City, revoked license. NOV. 8: Kimyan Williamson, Jr.., 22, 305 S. Cherokee Street, revoked license. NOV. 8: Ronald Gene Ivey, Bessemer City, no display of tag or inspection sticker. NOV. 8: Dewayne Page, 40, 731 Costner School Road, no certificate of title, foreign license plate on vehicle while driving with revoked license, no operator’s license while driving with revoked license, no operator’s license, no vehicle registration, no liability insurance. WRECKS OCT. 20: Officer Carpenter said Bria McCloud, Gastonia, operating a 2016 Toyota, was traveling in the right lane of US 74 Bypass and David Lee Walker, 1219 Oak Grove Road, also traveling West in a 2006 Kia in middle lane, hit doing an estimated $7,500 damage. OCT. 28: Officer Bullins

cited Christopher Dale Adkins, 700 Bridges Drive, with driving while license revoked and expired tag after a wreck on North Sims Street. Adkins said he lost control of his 2003 Jeep and hit a power pole doing $1,000 damage NOV. 2: Officer Graham said Riddick James Phonephet, 417 Meadow Lane, operating a 2006 Toyota struck a 2014 Hyundai operated by Lauren Friday, Lincolnton, in the US Post office parking lot on East Gold Street. Property damage was estimated at $2,250. NOV. 2: Officer Dee said John Pegram, 114 Raven Circle, operating a 2007 Chrysler, failed to yield right-of-way, and hit a 2013 Ford operated by Bryson Whitesides, 1000 Linwood Road. Pegram was exiting the parking lot at 706 York Road and Whitesides was traveling north on NC 161. Property damage was estimated at $4,500. NOV. 2: Officer Joel said both drivers agreed that Luther Bell, 427 Chestnut Ridge Church Road, was having difficulty with the clutch on his 2006 Toyota and blinded by the sunlight hit the back of the 2011 Mitsubishi operated by Ralph McDonald, 201 Fairview Street. Property damage was estimated at $1,000 to the McDonald vehicle. NOV. 3: Officer Cutler said Greg McKinney, Mooresboro, operating a 2018 Ford owned by the City of Kings Mountain, backed from a parking lot at 318 W. King Street and hit a utility pole doing $2,000 damage. NOV. 5: Officer Graham said Marilyn Tapley, 501 W. Mountain St. Apt. 1, operating a 2015 Nissan, was making a right turn into the parking lot of Love’s Fish Box on Shelby Road and Calvin Wingo, 103 Beason Court, operating a 2018 Infinity and traveling west, exited the roadway to the right through a small grass area and struck a mailbox at the business, then struck the Nissan. Wingo said he fell asleep at the wheel. Tapley was transported to the local hospital with possible injury. Property damage was estimated at $1,750. NOV. 8: Officer Carpenter said Viola Myers, 407 Chestnut Street, operating a 2018 Nissan, said she was blinded by the sunlight and failed to yield rightof-way and her vehicle struck a 2012 Ford operated by Cesar Hernandez, 811 W. Gold Street Trl. 37. The accident happened on US 74 Business. Property damage was estimated at $5,000. NOV. 8: Officer Warlick said Jodyn Oliver, Dallas, operating a 2011 Nissan, rear-ended a 2015 Kia operated by Katherine Rayfield, 404 Goforth Road. The accident happened at a school cross walk where a police officer was directing traffic. Property damage was estimated at $2,500. NOV. 8: Officer Herndon said Jada Carlisle, 309 Scotland drive, operating a 2017 Toyota was backing from a parking space at Weiner Works on Shelby Road and hit a parked 2007 Toyota owned by Vernon Lloyd, 125 Colony Drive. Property damage was estimated at $3,200. NOV. 8: Officer Carpenter said that Payton Christopher, 204 Margaret Street, operating a 2020 Ford, said a dog ran out in front of his vehicle on Second Street resulting in estimated $1,500 damage.

Sixth Annual Christmas Bike Drive begins December 3 Kings Mountain Police Department and Campers Inn present their Sixth Annual Christmas Bike Drive. Donations will be accepted December 3 through 10 at the drop-off location:

Campers Inn RV at 615 Broadview Drive in Kings Mountain. For more information, call Campers Inn at 704-750-7295 or KMPD at 704-734-0444.

Hot-Dog Benefit for Loose-leaf Clay Barber and Family collection The community on Bethlehem Church Road are having a hotdog fundraiser for Clay Barber and family on Friday, November 19th from 11 am – 6 pm. The plates are $8.00 which will include 2 Hotdogs with trimmings (individual cups), chips, baked beans and Little Debbie Cake. You can drive-thru and pick up your

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order at Allen Memorial Baptist Church Fellowship Hall on 1222 Long Branch Road, Grover, NC. Orders of 10 or more can be delivered. Call Jada at 704692-0010 to place your order. All proceeds will go towards Clay Barber’s medical expenses as he recovers from a very serious automobile accident.

Roadside loose-leaf collection began on October 18. During leaf season, from October until February, leaves and grass may be placed loose behind the curb for collection by the city’s vacuum trucks. The city asks for your cooperation by placing all yard waste (grass, weeds, flowers, limbs, and leaves) behind the curb and out of ditches when put out for collection.

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Food-drive to help local seniors KMPD Toy Drive underway The Patrick Senior Center has partnered with Walmart Neighborhood Market for a food drive benefiting low-income seniors in Kings Mountain through Sunday, December 12. December can be par-

ticularly tough for seniors and these donations will go a long way to help them during the holidays. Non-perishable food items can be donated dropped off at Patrick Senior Center at 909 E King

Street or at the Walmart Neighborhood Market at 1011 Shelby Road, in Kings Mountain. For more information, please call the Patrick Senior Center at 704-7340447.

Kings Mountain Police Department is now accepting toy donations for the 2021 Christmas year. New and unwrapped toys for children 13 and under, as well as monetary donations, are welcome until Decem-

ber 17. Drop off donations at Kings Mountain Police Department located at 112 S. Piedmont Avenue. It’s the most wonderful time of the year to bring joy to a child in need.

“We are excited to help the children of Kings Mountain Schools. Please contact your school guidance counselor for more information,” said Chief Lisa Proctor.

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Pieces of Kings Mountain History

During their November 8 meeting, Cleveland County School Board LORETTA offered a 60COZART day reprieve on the sale of Central School, a building that operated as Kings Mountain High School from 1933 to 1965. However, the property has housed a school for the city’s children since 1876 and the auditorium predates the current building by nine years. It was built in 1924. This week’s column offers additional information than that written by Bonnie Mauney Summers and gives insight into the history of Kings Mountain Schools between 1876 through 1994. In 2015, NC Department of Transportation contracted with Fearnbach History Services, Inc. and Acme Preservation Services, LLC to undertake a reconnaissance-level architectural survey of historic schools in Cleveland, Henderson, Polk, and Rutherford Counties. Principal investigator Heather Fearnbach took a deep dive into the state’s records to understand the history of this facility. This is Fearnbach’s report regarding Kings Mountain High School - Central School. The survey’s goal was to identify a representative sample of existing public schools built during the 1920s and 1930s to provide architectural and historical context for Ruth Elementary School, which

was closed due to construction of Rutherfordton Bypass. Fearnbach photographed all buildings on each campus deemed to merit documentation based on historic integrity and significance. Included were a few schools constructed after the 1930s, due to the Modernist cafeterias, gymnasiums, and classrooms erected both as additions and free-standing structures represent a statewide mid-twentieth-century school improvement campaign. The Charlotte-Atlanta Railway’s arrival in conjunction with the textile industry spurred Kings Mountain’s growth during the nineteenth century’s final decades. In 1876, town residents constructed a two-story frame school on the current Ridge Street site of Kings Mountain School – Central High School. Principal William T. Bell initially headed the private campus, which functioned as Bell School, Kings Mountain Military Academy, and then the Public High School of the Town of Kings Mountain, all subscription institutions, until 1905, when it became a public school under the direction of superintendent S. W. Carwile. That year, Carwile, who received a $29-per-month salary, and his faculty instructed firstthrough eighth-grade students in a building with an assessed value of $1,200. A 1910 fire destroyed the frame building, which was replaced that year with a two-story, brick,

Classical Revival-style school distinguished by a full-height, four-bay entrance portico. The edifice encompassed twelve classrooms, an auditorium, a music room, and an office. In 1920, increased enrollment required the conversion of the second-floor auditorium into four classrooms. At the close of the 1920-1921 school term, Kings Mountain School Principal F. C. Nye reported 126 students registered in eighth through eleventh grades, with daily attendance averaging 108 youth. Sixteen pupils graduated that spring, completing their course of study under the direction of four female teachers. A rear addition finished in 1924 provided eight classrooms and an auditorium. Principal J. Y. Irvin and six female teachers instructed 204 students in 1925, when the graduating class numbered twenty-five young men and women. Students occupied eighteen classrooms, six of which housed high school grades. Four students resided on campus. In 1929-1930, principal B. N. Barnes and thirty-five teachers oversaw 201 high school and 1,194 elementary school pupils. Thirty-four students graduated that spring. The Federal Emergency Relief Administration and the North Carolina Emergency Relief Administration subsidized grounds improvements at a cost of $5,537.25 in the early 1930s. The campus’s 1910 building was destroyed in a fire on November 14, 1932, but contractors

Looking Back

FACULTY AT CENTRAL SCHOOL IN MAY 1935 – This photo is taken from the May 1935 Kings Mountain Herald. Front row, left to right: Miss Emma Rice, Miss Marie Lineberger, Miss Ruth Raby, Miss Catherine Peele, Mrs. Charles Dilling, Miss Viola Houser, Mrs. Edna Norman Coon, Miss Ozelle Kiser, Miss Hazel Settlemyre. Second row: Miss Sarah Hambright, Miss Virginia Parsons, Miss Mitchell Williams, Mrs. H. S. Williams, Miss Sarah Allison, Miss Daisy Lovelace, Miss Fay Mauney, Miss Elizabeth McGill, Miss Lucy Kiser. Third row: Mrs. Aubrey Mauney, Rythmics; Miss Julia Catherine Mauney, Miss Mabel Conley, Mrs. Josephine Weir, Mrs. T. A. Pollock, Miss Pauline Adair, Miss Viola Elam, Secretary; Mrs. J. H. Thomson, Miss Jettie Plonk, Miss Bessie Simonion. Fourth row: Miss Carlyle Ware, Miss Fannie Carpenter, Miss Dorothy Murph, Miss Willie McGill, Mrs. Ruth Holcomb McGill, Miss Gussie Huffstetler, Miss Marjorie Hord, Miss Helen Logan, Mrs. W. C. Caveny, Manager of Cafeteria. Fifth row: F. M. Biggerstaff, Mrs. C. Q. Rhyne, W. J. Fulkerman, E. M. Wilson, J. W. Lafferty, B. N. Barnes. Those absent: Mrs. Lila W. Head, Miss Geraldine McGinnis, Kindergarten Teacher. Photo Herald Archives

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Bell School, Kings Mountain Military Academy began operation in 1876. In 1905, the facility became a public school. Photo from August 1941 Centennial Edition of The Shelby Star. completed the renovation of the 1924 annex and the construction of a spacious classroom building the following year. During the 1933-1934 term, principal Claude Grigg and twelve female teachers educated 475 first through seventh-grade pupils enrolled at Kings Mountain School. At

that time, the building comprised twenty-eight classrooms, fourteen of which housed elementary grades, as well as offices, a library, an auditorium, and a recently completed gymnasium. Principal A. H. Patterson’s high school faculty consisted of eight teachers in 1934-1935. High school

enrollment comprised 352 students, twenty-eight of whom graduated. Works Progress Administration funds subsidized the gymnasium’s construction in 1937 and the lunchroom’s operation. Principal D. M. Bridges, thirteen full-time, and three part-time female educators supervised 579 See PIECES, Page 5A

Honor and care for our Veterans During World War II, on April 9, 1942, 75,000 United States soldiers and Glenn Mollette Filipino Guest Editorial soldiers were surrendered to Japanese forces after months of battling in extreme-climate conditions. Soon after the bombing of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese forces began the invasion of the Philippines. The capture of the Philippines was crucial to the Japanese. It would bring them one step closer to the control of the Southwest Pacific. The Philippines were just as important to the U.S. Having troops in the Philippines gave the U.S. footing in the Southwest Pacific. After the invasion of the Philippines, U.S. – Filipino troops defended the crucial lands. These brave soldiers were responsible for the defense of the islands of Luzon, Corregidor, and the harbor defense forts of the Philippines. They fought in a malaria-infested region, and survived on little portions of food. Some lived off of half or quarter rations.

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The soldiers lacked medical attention. U.S. medics did what they could to help their fellow soldiers. They fought with outdated equipment and virtually no air power. The soldiers retreated to the Philippine Peninsula when Japanese forces were reinforced and overwhelmed the U.S. – Filipino soldiers. On April 9, 1942, the U.S. and Filipino soldiers surrendered after seven months of battle, combined with exposure to the extreme elements, disease, and lack of vital supplies. The tens of thousands of U.S. and Filipino soldiers were forced to become prisoners of war to the Japanese. The soldiers faced horrifying conditions and treatment as POWs. The soldiers were deprived of food, water, and medical attention, and were forced to march 65 miles to confinement camps throughout the Philippines. The captive soldiers were marched for days through the scorching jungles of the Philippines. Thousands died. Those who survived faced the hardships of prisoner of war camps and the brutality of their Japanese captors. The POWs would not



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This facility was built in 1933, after a fire destroyed the front portion of Central School. Photo by Loretta Cozart

PIECES From Page 4A enrolled elementary school students in 1939-1940. Bridges and thirteen other teachers instructed 397 high school students, sixty of whom graduated that spring. Extracurricular activities ranged from athletics to band, drama, and glee clubs. Campus improvements that year included music and first aid room construction and furnishing. Principal J. E. Huneycutt, sixteen female teachers, one male instructor, and four part-time faculty members (three female and one male) oversaw 689 first through eighthgrade students enrolled in 1946. Daily attendance averaged 564 youth. The student body also included 264 high school pupils educated by Huneycutt, nine female teachers, and three male faculty members in twelve of the school’s thirty classrooms. Extracurricular activities included athletics, band, and glee, health, and stamp clubs. Facility improvements ranged from

cafeteria painting and updates to the acquisition of new library tables, chairs, and books. In May 1950, Central School’s campus was so large that it had two principals. Willie McGill supervised 280 firstthrough third-grade pupils educated by him and seven female teachers. Rowell Lane oversaw an additional eleven full-time and three part-time female teachers and one parttime male instructor. Lane’s faculty taught 395 youth enrolled in fourth through eighth grades, where daily attendance averaged 339 students, as well as ninth through twelfth grades, where 314 of 361 students typically attended classes. The student body participated in after-school activities such as athletics, band, and health and science clubs. Facility improvements in 1950 included exterior trim painting, installation of a new heating system and furnace chimney, and construction of a brick bus garage. In 1954-1955, Lane and sixteen teachers edu-

Central School, built in 1910, photographed during a commemoration of the Battle of Kings Mountain. Photo cated 438 high school students, fifty-nine of whom completed their course of study. Facility improvements included the fluorescent light installation throughout the building.

During the 1959-1960 term, principal Harry E. Jaynes and twenty-two faculty members oversaw 542 high school students, 111 of whom graduated. Campus updates included floor refinishing and the installation of a flagpole. After the high school moved to a newly constructed campus in the

fall of 1965, Central School functioned as the district’s junior high school, accommodating seventh and eighth grades system wide. Ten years later, sixth grade replaced eighth grade, which relocated to the new junior high school on Phifer Road. Central School remained in oper-

ation until becoming the Kings Mountain District’s administrative offices in 1994. This report was taken from NCDOT TIP No. R-2233B, Mitigation for the Construction of the Rutherfordton Bypass, Fearnbach History Services, Inc. / January 2015.


had to rebuild their lives with no help from our country. This makes it difficult to understand how our government can consider handing out thousands of dollars to illegals pouring into our nation. Do we just hand them the American dream simply because they made it across our border? Most Americans are charitable people. We do

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body happy” goes the old saying. Well, thank God, my Mom was happy—full of joy and peace. Here’s why: Mom was born in 1929 in Savannah Georgia. She enjoyed playing with her older sister, learning to sew from grandma, going to Tybee Beach, and excelling in school. At Armstrong College she became Valedictorian of her class and the love of one student’s life! That student borrowed her Psychology class notes but couldn’t read them. To Mom’s house he went. Love blossomed and wedding bells sounded for Lewis Taylor and Marian Dunsmuir on December 16, 1950! Two years later, their first-born son was born! Dad was providing through his Retail Credit Company (now Equifax) job. What more could mom want? But even with a wonder-

Gobbling down Mom’s peanut butter (“cowboy”) cookies, eating slice after slice of mom’s pumpkin pies, hearing Mom’s sewing machine whirl- DR. STEVE TAYLOR ing round Pastor and round, Bethlehem Baptist and songs Church like Amazing Grace sounding from mom’s lips—those are but a scoop of the happy memories filling my childhood! “If mom ain’t happy, ain’t no-

LEWIS AND MARIAN DUNSMUIR TAYLOR ful husband and son, mom wistfully pondered, “Is there more to life? Where is deep happiness found?” God was already giving her the answer. She had seen her stepdad, Battey Bragg, miraculously converted by Christ. She had heard

Rev. Moulton preach about Jesus shedding His precious blood for her sins. She had received a Bible from her husband as a Christmas present. The pivotal moment came one night. She and her husband desperately knelt by the bed. In a nearby hospital bed, draped with a protective bubble, lay their 2-yr-old son with Spinal Meningitis. That day, the doctor had said, “We have done all we can. The only thing left to do is pray!” And pray they did! Dad, who had backslidden, got right with God. Mom, who said not a word, felt God calling and opened her heart to the Lord. Mom nurtured her newly converted soul on Ephesians, her favorite Bible book, and Angel Unaware, Dale Evans Rogers’ book providentially sent by an aunt. For over 50 years, Mom delighted in teaching God’s Word to

ladies in Sunday School, students at Memorial Day School, and children in her home! Neighborhood “children” like Cathryn Schaeffer McLeod, still visit Mom to say, “Thank you for telling me about Jesus!” I also say, “Thank you for showing us how to trust Jesus!” For Mom has lived day by day with the joy of the Lord, whose Word says, “The joy of the Lord is your strength” (Nehemiah 8:9). And mom has lived day by day with the peace of Jesus who says, “My peace I give with you” (John 14:27). Often, she recites: Oh, the peace My Father gives, Peace I never knew before; And the way has brighter grown, Since I’ve learned to trust Him more. Do you want true happiness? A life full of joy and peace? Like my 92-yr-old Mom—trust Jesus!

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Get into the Christmas spirit at Kings Mountain Historical Museum’s 19th Annual Toys, Games and Trains Exhibit during this special nighttime event. Photo provided

19th annual Toys, Games & Trains Exhibit opens Nov. 22 at KM Historical Museum By January Costa Director & Curator

The 19th Annual Toys, Games and Trains Exhibit at Kings Mountain Historical Museum opens Monday, November 22 at 5:30 p.m. Guests and patrons get a first look at this year’s exhibit in the magic of a nighttime atmosphere and with festive snacks that will remind you of holiday seasons past. If you love coming to see the trains every year, this is a great chance to add to your experience. If you’ve never

come to see the trains before, this is the perfect way to be introduced to the excitement of a Kings Mountain Holiday must-see. This event is free for members and $10 for non-members. Please RSVP by Friday, November 19 by calling (704)739-1019. Tickets can be purchased on the KMHM website. This year’s exhibit has filled the Museum with model train displays assembled by local “S” Gaugers, as well as railroad memorabilia, and antique toys and games. Visitors

of all ages will be enchanted as they explore the miniature snow-covered scenes that line the tracks, and discover the interactive carousel, hot air balloons, and mailbag pickup. Parents and grandparents will enjoy reminiscing about the toys and games of their childhood. The exhibit will open to the public on Friday, November 26, and end on Friday, January 7, 2022. Admission to the museum is always free! Regular hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Lots of goodies and crafts at Trackview Hall Christmas Vendor Show. Photos by Loretta Cozart


Fall is in the air in Kings Mountain, as 133 West decorates seating in front of their restaurant that provides a welcome rest for those shopping in downtown. Photo by Loretta Cozart

(The recipes in today’s Cooking Corner are from “Monumental Recipes,” a cookbook published by the Kings Mountain Woman’s Club.) EASY SCAMPI Rev. Jeff Douglas 1 stick butter ¼ c. finely chopped onion 3 to 4 garlic cloves, crushed Parsley to taste 1 lb. uncooked medium shrimp, deveined ¼ c. dry white wine 2 T. fresh lemon juice ½ tsp. salt ½ tsp. pepper Melt butter in skillet over low heat. Add onion, garlic and parsley and sauté about 10 minutes until golden. Add shrimp and stir until just pink. Remove shrimp and place in oven prof dish. Cover lightly and keep warm. Add wine and lemon juice to skillet, simmering 2 to 3 minutes. Season to taste and pour over shrimp. Serve immediately. Yield: 4 servings.

SALMON PUFF Marjorie Jordan 4 eggs, slightly beaten ½ c. milk Can cream of mushroom soup 1 can salmon, medium size 2 c. soft breadcrumbs 1 T. minced parsley 2 T. butter Combine eggs, milk and soup. Add other ingredients. Pour in buttered casserole dish. Bake 45 to 50 minutes in moderately hot oven 375 degrees. Serves 6. CHILI BEANS IN CROCKPOT Melissa Neisler 1 to 2 lbs. ground beef 3 cans pintos 1 can kidney beans 1 pkg. taco seasoning 1 pkg. chili mix 1 can chopped tomatoes Cook ground beef and drain, mix all ingredients, and

cook in crockpot on low all day. To serve put in bowl and sprinkle with shredded Cheddar cheese on top. Serve with Tostitos Scoops. Serves 8 to 10. CREAM CHEESE POUND CAKE Wanda Wilson 3 sticks margarine 1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened 3 cups sugar Dash salt 1 ½ tsp. vanilla extract 6 large eggs 3 c. sifted plain cake flour Cream margarine, cream cheese and sugar until light. Add salt and vanilla and beat. Add eggs one at a time and beat well. Stir in flour. Soon mixture into wellgreased 10-inch tube pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 ½ hours.

From Page 1A doing more shows next year.” Parking downtown was an issue all day as shoppers traveled between two shows, one at Trackview Hall and the other beside the Joy Performance Theater. In addition, trailers from the Lifetime movie shot at Dellinger’s Jewel Shop Friday night remained in the back parking lot for part of the morning. However, parking remained at a premium as shoppers traveled through downtown. Some shoppers took advantage of dining in local restaurants as holiday shopping once again filled the air with excitement in the central business district. “We are happy so

many people came to visit the vendors and take a closer look at Trackview Hall. We’ve been open several months now and folks are interested to see how we’ve transformed the former Belk’s into an event venue,” Sherryl said.

“You wouldn’t believe the number of folks who have already been through,” said co-owner Shane Adams. “We had 2,000 stop in by 1:30 pm. It is just amazing and shows how supportive the community is of shopping local.”

American Legion Chili Cook-off Nov. 20 By Loretta Cozart American Legion Auxiliary Unit 155 announces a Chili Gook-off at Otis D.

Annual Athena Leadership Award® nominations open The Cleveland County Chamber of Commerce announces the annual Athena Leadership Award ® and nominations are now being accepted. This year’s Leadership Award has been made even more profound, as it is sponsored by Tim Blackwell, President of Personnel Services Unlimited. In 1986, Tim Blackwell’s mother, Beverly Shuford, was the second recipient of the Chamber’s prestigious Athena Award. A visionary, Beverly founded Personnel Services Unlimited in 1981, the first staffing agency in Cleveland County. The Leadership Award will be presented on January 21, at the Chamber’s Annual Awards Evening to an exemplary leader who has achieved: • Excellence in their business or profession • Served the community in a meaningful way • Actively assisted women to achieve their full leadership potential Athena’s Leadership Award® Program, has honored over 7,000 women See AWARD, Page 8A

Green American Legion Post 155 at 613 East Gold Street, Kings Mountain this Saturday, Nov. 20, at 6:30 p.m. All those who wish to enter the contest must have their chili at the post by 6 p.m. Bring your warmed chili in a crock pot. along with a drop cord. To enter the chili cookoff, the American Legion Auxiliary asks for a $5 donation. Cost to sample all the chili entered, and one

vote for your favorite chili recipe, is a $5 donation. All proceeds go to American Legion Auxiliary Unit 155. There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners chosen which entitles the winners to bragging rights for one year. The Chili Cook-off will be followed by karaoke at 8 p.m. Please be sure to follow all social distancing guidelines during this event.

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AWARD® From Page 7A leaders from hundreds of cities and eight countries since its inception in 1982. The program is facilitated locally by The Cleveland County Chamber of Commerce, a licensed ATHENA host organization. Nominations are sought throughout the community and recipients are selected by a diverse group of community leaders based on the criteria above.

Athena Leadership Award® recipients hail from all professional sectors. The award’s rich history, international scope and emphasis on mentorship make this award unique and amongst the most prestigious leadership awards one can receive. The chamber needs your help to identify and nominate potential Athena Leadership Award® recipients. Within your organization and circle of influence there are undoubtedly individuals who are most deserving of this honor.

Please contact the Cleveland County Chamber of Commerce at 704-4878521 for an Athena Leadership Award® Nomination Form. Submit the form to Mary Accor, Chairman of the Athenians of Cleveland County The deadline for nominations is Friday, December 10. This Leadership Award is reflective of a quote attributed to Plato, “What is honored in a country will be cultivated there.”

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Kings Mountain’s Javier Curry has a West Charlotte runner in his grasp in Friday’s second round playoff game in Charlotte. Photos by Charlie Smith

Quick touchdown sparks Mountaineers to 27-17 victory over West Charlotte Kings Mountain quarterback Lamont Littlejohn Jr. hit Jake Lloyd with a 49yard catch and run across the middle on the third play of the game to spark the Mountaineers to a 27-17 second round state playoff win over the West Charlotte Lions Friday night at Waddell High School in Charlotte. The win was Kings Mountain’s 10th in what most folks thought would be a rebuilding year, but instead the Mountaineers were just reloading. The Mountaineers got some injured players back and they made an impact, and they hope to see even more return for this week’s third round game at Greensboro Dudley. Junior running back Robert Kendrick, who returned the previous week to help the Mountaineers come from behind to open the playoffs with a 21-17 win over Franklin, was back in top form Friday. He carried the pigskin 22 times for 130 yards and a touchdown. Lloyd’s early catch was his first of five and he finished with 104 yards receiving. Kings Mountain racked up 372 yards, including 234

Kings Mountain’s Mountaineers travel to Greensboro Dudley Friday night for a third round game in the NCHSAA 3A football playoffs, and this will be by far their biggest test of the year. Dudley is the highest scoring high school team in the state of North Carolina, and perhaps in the nation, averaging 49 points a game. “They’re definitely one of the best teams we’ve seen,” says Mountaineer head coach Greg Lloyd whose young team won its 10th game of the season last week against West Charlotte. The Dudley team has loads of experience as most of its starting 22 are seniors. Their quarterback, 6-0, 188-pound senior Jahmier Slade has completed 81 of 132 passes for 1,778 yards and 25 touchdowns and he is also a good runner. As a team, they have hit 100 of 178 passes for 2,273 yards and 30 TDs.

Their top rusher, senior Michael Shaw, has rushed 97 times for 1,023 yards and 12 TDs, and his backup RJ Baker has 918 yards on 63 carries and 11 TDs. They also have two good receivers in Mehki Wall, who has 31 catches for 778 yards and eight TDs, and the above-mentioned Baker with 17 catches for 588 yards and nine TDs. “They are extremely big and fast and they are used to winning big. They are strong at home. This game will be very challenging,” Lloyd said. “They run out of a spread and a 4-3 defense. They are very aggressive and good in all phases of the game.” Kings Mountain has played some of its best games this season on the road, beating state playoff teams like Asheville, Burns, South Point and West Charlotte. Their only two losses were at home to county rivals Shelby and Crest. See DUDLEY, Page 4B


Kings Mountain running back Robert Kendrick is open against the West Charlotte defense in Friday’s game in Charlotte. on the ground and 138 in the air. Kicker Jaden Ellis, who had one of his best nights of the year going 3-for-3 on extra points and 2-for-2 on field goals, made the Lions start deep in their own territory most of the night. “We really played well,” said Mountaineer coach Greg Lloyd.” That was definitely one of the best games

we’ve played. We were good in all three areas of the game. It was hard fought from the beginning, and it was a very good win over a very good team.” After KM’s initial score, which took just 1:30 off the clock, Ellis put his kickoff into the end zone making the Lions start at their own 20. They did experience some success moving the ball, but

a big 10-yard sack by KM’s Micah Ward on a third and seven play at the Mountaineers’ 38 forced the Lions to kick the ball away. Thomas Feemster, who had been out of action since the South Point game, and Kendrick sparked a 10-play, 85-yard touchdown march which included a 16 yard reception by Lloyd to set up a










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KM Middle wrestlers nip West Lincoln 54-4

All four Big South 3A Conference football teams won in Friday’s second round of the NCHSAA playoffs. Kings Mountain, the11th seed, defeated the #6 seed West Charlotte Lions to advance to the third round Friday night at three seed Greensboro Dudley. The 16th seeded South Point Red Raiders pulled the biggest upset of the post-season, knocking off

Kings Mountain Middle School’s wrestlers moved to 3-0 on the year Thursday after a hard-fought 54-51 victory over West Lincoln. Winning matches for the Patriots were Peyton Evans, Khareem Coleman, Nasir Epps, Kamari Coleman, Lucas Davis, Bernardo Hernandez, Kayden Marthers, Roberto Jimenez and Dom Davis. Kings Mountain was scheduled to go to East Lincoln yesterday for another key TriCounty Conference bout.

#1 seed Canton Pisgah. They advance against their Gaston County and Big South Conference neighbor Forestview Jaguars, the 25th seed, who knocked off nine seed Parkwood. That game will be played in Belmont where the Red Raiders edged the Jaguars by a field goal in overtime during the regular season. The BSC’s top ranked team, #4 Crest, was the only BSC team going into last

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Kings Mountain’s fans packed their side of the stadium – while the West Charlotte side did not – for Friday’s state playoff game in Charlotte. Photos by Charlie Smith

KMHS junior kicker Jaden Ellis was 3-for-3 on extra points and 2-for-2 on field goals to help lead the Mountaineers to a 27-17 win over West Charlotte Friday.

Kings Mountain High band did its usual fine job in supporting the Mountaineers in Friday’s win over West Charlotte at Waddell High School in Charlotte.

Junior receiver Jake Lloyd caught five passes for 108 yards, to help the Mountaineers defeat a good West Charlotte team in the second round of the state 3A playoffs Friday in Charlotte.


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Mountaineer head coach Greg Lloyd keeps his eye on the action during his team’s big win over West Charlotte Friday.

Kings Mountain quarterback Lamont Littlejohn threw for 138 yards in Friday’s win over West Charlotte.

From Page 1B 22 yard run around left end by Kendrick for a 14-0 lead with 27 seconds remaining in the first quarter. West Charlotte answered with an 88-yard touchdown drive, highlighted by a 38-yard reception by 6’5” Chancelor Morrow at the KM one. Anterius Carpenter scored to cut the margin to 14-7. West Charlotte was threatening again late in the half but an offensive pass interference on fourth and eight at the KM 29 turned the ball over to the Mountaineers with 1:06 left in the half. Kendrick carried twice for 14 yards, and with 7.1 seconds left, Bryson Brown caught a 36-yard pass from Littlejohn and stepped out of bounds at the West Charlotte 22. A quick 12-yard run around right end and out of bounds by Kendrick stopped the clock with 1.7 seconds remaining in the half. Jaden Ellis came on to drill a 30-yard field goal to send the Mountaineers into the halftime break with a 17-7 lead. The Lions weren’t ready to be put in the den yet. They drove the second half kickoff from their own 15 to the KM five where they faced fourth and goal. Their Sulemani Fortuna came on to kick a field goal to cut the difference to 17-10. Kings Mountain answered, though, and drove 71 yards

to score on a one-yard run by Micah Ward for a 24-10 lead that would end up being the winning points. Ward, who also played well on defense, had six carries for 35 yards during the drive. That score held up until early in the fourth quarter when West Charlotte’s Khemaan Fleming returned a punt 79 yards for a touchdown to cut the margin to 24-17 with 10:39 remaining. “Our biggest mistake was not covering that guy on the punt return,” Coach Lloyd noted. “But our overall effort was good. We executed well and played good on both offense and defense.” Things looked a little bleak for KM when the Mountaineers fumbled the ensuing kickoff and West recovered at the KM 30. But, three plays later a hard hit by KM’s Peyton Fisher and Seth Neal forced a fumble and KM’s Ward recovered with 9:34 remaining at the KM 45. An 11-yard first down run by Kendrick, followed by a 25yard first down reception by Lloyd put KM on the West 20, but a 15-yard penalty pushed them back to the 35. Another reception by Lloyd got them back to the 25, but they faced fourth down. Ellis came on a drilled a 42-yard field goal to account for the final margin. The Lions had only two possessions after that. Sacks by Lloyd and Seth Neal ended one, and Neal had the other to end the game.

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“We will have to play our best game of the year,” Lloyd said. “We have to keep going with what we had going Friday night against West Charlotte. We have to keep that momentum up. “Their quarterback runs the ball well and throws well,” he said. “He has some very good receivers. I don’t think they’ve punted the ball all year. “They have the most yardage in the state in any

classification,” he continued. “They made a run last year and lost to a Mt. Tabor team that went on to win the state championship. They’re hungry to do that, too, so this is going to be a tough test. “We have to play our best game of the year to have an opportunity to win this game,” he added. “We’ve beaten some good teams on the road before. They’re tough, but we have to do what we did last week. We have to play well and we have to play hard.”

Lady Patriots volleyball sweeps West Lincoln Kings Mountain Middle School’s volleyball team recorded its third straight sweep Thursday, defeating West Lincoln 25-6, 25-6, 25-9. Top contributors for the Lady Patriots were Abigail Hedgepath with six kills, 17 assists, seven digs, and 14 service points which included four aces. Camden Pasour provided 12 digs, 11 kills, seven assists and 12 service points which included five aces. Megan Harrison had four

kills, two digs and 21 service points which included 12 aces. Kenzlie Morris had five kills. Ava Tipton provided 13 digs and eight service points, including three aces. “The entire team played a great game and kept their opponent to only 21 points altogether,” noted head coach Lindsay Ellis. Kings Mountain was slated to host a good East Lincoln team yesterday.







Having qualified on 20th of October, 2021 as Administratrix of the Estate of NAOMI MCGOWAN OWEN, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned Kimberly K. Duren, Administratrix on or before the 27th day of January, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

Having qualified on 4th of November, 2021 as Executor of the Estate of WILLIE D. HAWKINS, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, James Roger Hawkins, Executor on or before the 10th day of February, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 27th day of October, 2021.

This the 10th day of November, 2021.

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

James Roger Hawkins, Executor Estate of: Willie D. Hawkins 119 Blackhawk Drive Shelby, NC 28150,

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Having qualified on 5th of November, 2021 as Administratrix of the Estate of NORA D. THOMPSON, 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 Christina Thompson, Administratrix on or before the 17th day of February, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

Having qualified on 26th of October, 2021 as Executrix of the Estate of DORIS JEANETTE DAVIS, 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, Deborah Sprouse, Executrix on or before the 3rd day of February, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 17th day of November, 2021.

This the 3rd day of November, 2021.

Christina Thompson, Administratrix Estate of: Nora D. Thompson 205 Broad Street Shelby, NC 28152

Deborah Sprouse, Executrix Estate of: Doris Jeanette Davis 182 Treeline Trail Waynesville, NC 28785

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Having qualified on 8th of November, 2021 as Administratrix of the Estate of BOBBY T. BEAVER; AKA, BOBBY THEODORE BEAVER, 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 Bobbi B. Logan, Ad-ministratrix on or before the 17th day of February, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All per-sons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

Having qualified on 20th of October, 2021 as Administrator of the Estate of CAROL JO COWAN, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned at McIntyre Elder Law Firm, 233 E. Graham Street, Shelby, North Carolina, on or before the 3rd day of February, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 17th day of November, 2021.

Brenton S. Begley, Administrator Counsel for the Estate McINTYRE ELDER LAW FIRM PO Box 165, Shelby, NC 28151 233 E. Graham Street Shelby, NC 28150

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Having qualified on 24th of September, 2021 as Administrator of the Estate of TERRY MICHAEL DAVIS, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned at McIntyre Elder Law Firm, 233 E. Graham Street, Shelby, North Carolina, on or before the 3rd day of February, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

Having qualified on 15th of October, 2021 as Administrator CTA of the Estate of BRENDA HORD MORROW, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned at McIntyre Elder Law Firm, 233 E. Graham Street, Shelby, North Carolina, on or before the 17th day of February, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 3rd day of November, 2021.

This the 17th day of November, 2021.

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Catawbas in the Revolutionary War Part II Several weeks ago, the Herald ran Part I of a story recounting the service given by the Catawba Nation during the Revolutionary War. The article was written by Ensley Guffey, Archivist, Cultural Services Division, Catawba Nation, and the Herald was given permission to reprint this story from their newsletter. This is their article. Indeed, the young George Washington felt that having Catawbas under his command in the Ohio River Valley was important enough to repeatedly complain to Virginia Governor Robert Dinwiddie that not enough was being done to recruit and guide Catawba fighters to his command. The military alliance with Britain and its colonies thus allowed the Catawba to begin to recover from the hard times of the 1740s and early-1750s. Tragically, in 1759, smallpox once again swept through the Nation, reducing the total population to an estimated 250330 people. In military terms, the Catawba could field 400 warriors when the French and Indian War began in 1754, but by 1760 warfare and disease had reduced this number to less than 75. The Catawba’s service in the French and Indian War enabled King Hagler (Chief Nopkehi) to successfully negotiate with the Royal Governor of South Carolina for the creation of a 144,000-acre reservation for the Catawba, albeit at the cost of relinquishing any claim to the rest of the Catawba’s traditional lands. Nopkehi did not

live to see the establishment of the reservation by the Treaty of Augusta (1763), however, as he was killed by a Shawnee raiding party while travelling between colonial towns in yet another round of diplomacy. The reservation gave the Catawba legal protection against continued white encroachment, and at least a chance at reversing their population decline. Further, British victory in the French and Indian and Seven Years Wars largely put an end to inter-tribal warfare among the Iroquois, Catawba, Cherokee, and Shawnee, providing further relief for the struggling Catawba Nation. However, by 1763, the diminution of the Catawba people had largely put an end to the Nation’s ability to influence colonial diplomacy, as they were no longer large enough to field a military force of any significance. Nonetheless, the Catawba’s prowess in battle, and their skill as riflemen, trackers, and scouts was still highly regarded. With the outbreak of the American Revolution in 1775, the South Carolina Council of Safety immediately courted the Catawba as allies, promising gifts and pay for soldiers in return for military service, indicating that, despite their reduced numbers (only about 400 people in total by 1775), Catawba warriors were still thought to confer a tactical advantage in battle. Of all the southeastern tribes who participated in the war, the Catawba were the only one who fought from beginning to end for the Rebel cause. In large part, this may be because the state’s Rebel government included See CATAWBAS, Page 5B

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: JAMES MICHAEL O’BRIEN, Deceased EXECUTRIX NOTICE Having qualified on the 10th day of November, 2021 as Executrix of the Estate of James Michael O’Brien, 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 19th day of February, 2022 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 17th day of November, 2021 Rita Canipe O’Brien, Ex 280 Barnes Road Union Mills, NC 28167 C. Andrew Neisler, Jr. CLONINGER & NEISLER P.O. Box 515 300 E. King Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086 KMH (11/17, 24 12/01 & 08/2021)

This the 3rd day of November, 2021.

Bobbi B. Logan, Administratrix Estate of: Bobby T. Beaver; aka, Bobby Theodore Beaver 502 Moriah School Road Casar, NC 28020

Brenton S. Begley, Administrator Counsel for the Estate McINTYRE ELDER LAW FIRM PO Box 165, Shelby, NC 28151 233 E. Graham Street Shelby, NC 28150

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INVITATION FOR UPSET BID In accordance with North Carolina General Statute 160A269, the City of Kings Mountain hereby notices receipt of an offer of $100 and required five percent (5%) deposit for a parcel of real property, being located alongside the building located at 138 West Mountain Street and consisting of approximately 660 square feet. This property is to be sold subject to any easements and rights of way that are currently on record. Within 10 days of November 17, 2021, any person desiring to upset the bid offer shall submit a bid that is not less than $110.00 which is 10 percent (10%) of the first $1,000 and five percent (5%) of the remainder added to the original bid. When a bid is raised, the bidder shall deposit with the City Clerk five percent (5%) of the increased bid, and the Clerk shall re-advertise the offer at the increased bid amount. Bidders shall not attach any conditions to their bids. This procedure shall be repeated until no further qualifying upset bids are received, at which time the City Council may accept the of-fer(s) and sell the parcel to the highest bidder(s). Bids shall be delivered to the Office of the City Clerk, 101 West Gold Street, Kings Mountain, North Carolina 28086, no later than 5:00 p.m., Monday, November 29, 2021. Bid deposit shall be in the form of certified check, cash or official bank check (no personal checks) made payable to the City of Kings Mountain. The City of Kings Mountain reserves the right to withdraw the property from sale at any time before the final high bid is accepted and further reserves the right to reject, at any time all bids. For additional information regarding terms and conditions of the upset bid process, contact City Clerk Karen Tucker at (704) 734-0333. KMH (11/17/2021)

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CATAWBAS From Page 4B many of the men who had negotiated the Treaty of Augusta, and the Catawba deemed them more likely to uphold the treaty and protect their reservation, and this was indeed a promise made by officials in Charleston. In any case, the Nation’s small number of warriors served widely and well. Catawba riflemen would take part in the defense of Charleston and the Battle of Sullivan’s Island in 1776, rode with Rebel partisan rangers against marauding bands of escaped slaves and Loyalist units in the

Carolina backcountry in 17751776 and again in 1780-1781. Catawba scouts and riflemen served with Colonel Andrew Williamson’s forces against the Cherokee in 1776, and invaded Georgia as part of General Benjamin Lincoln’s campaign in 1779. Later, under General Thomas Sumter, and as part of Colonel Henry Lee’s Legion, they saw action at the Battle of Haw River (a.k.a. Pyle’s Massacre) and the Battle of Guilford Courthouse in 1781. The Catawba also carried out a remarkable withdrawal of their people from South Carolina after the Rebel defeat at the Battle of Camden in 1780, when Catawba lands

The Kings Mountain Herald | came under direct British control. Rather than switch sides, the Catawba called their warriors home to lead the women, children, and elderly north to Virginia and safety before returning to the fight later that year. In response, the British burned the abandoned Catawba homes and fields to the ground. A company of 50 Catawba warriors, led by Captain Thomas Drennan and by far the largest single Catawba contingent of the war, returned to the Carolina backcountry in 1781 under General Thomas Sumter to help wage a vicious guerilla war against Loyalist forces and sympathizers. Drennan’s company provides the most detailed information we have

about individual Catawba in the Revolution thanks to a pay bill submitted in 1783 that lists the names of 41 Catawba who were confirmed to have served in the unit (see sidebar at right spelling and capitalization as in the original document). It is worth noting the that the company included both General New River, the leading Catawba chief during the Revolution, and his eventual successor, Jacob Scott. After the war, and despite the promises of the South Carolina government, the treaty of Augusta was honored more in the breach than the observance, and even appeals by Catawba Revolutionary veterans to their old commander during

Page 5B the French and Indian War, George Washington, failed to put an end to the encroachment of white settlers onto Catawba land. Nevertheless, the Nation could be proud of its military service. Between 1754 and 1781, Catawba warriors had fought the Cherokee, Iroquois, Shawnee, the militias of New France, the French regular army, Loyalist Tory militias, Tarleton’s Rangers, and the regular British Army under General Lord Cornwallis to name just a few. In doing so, they not only gained military honor, but through their service ensured the survival of the Catawba Nation itself. Catawbas who fought during the Revolutionary War

as proven by the 1783 pay bill include Genl. Newriver, John Brown, Robbin, Willis, Suggar Jamey, Pintree George, Morrison, Henry White, John Cagg, Quash, Littel Mick, Patrick Readhead, Billy Williams, Big Jamey, Billy Cagg, John Connan, Doctor John, Chunkey Pipe, Capt. Petter, Billy otter, Littel Aleck, John Eayrs, Petter Harris, Jacob Earys, billey Readhead, John Tompson, Jove, Pattrick Brown, George Cantey, Jacob Scott, bobb, James Eayrs, Littel Stephen, Littel Charley, John Celliah, Petter George, George White, Jack Simmons, Billey Scott, Young John, and Tom Cook.










Having qualified on 28th of October, 2021 as Administrator of the Estate of RANDY EUGENE CAMP, 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 Ricky Joe Camp, Administrator on or before the 17th day of February, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

Having qualified on 8th of November, 2021 as Executor of the Estate of BLANCHE SCHMITT TEELE; AKA, BLANCHE S. PATTERSON TEELE, 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, Uriel L. Patterson III, Executor on or before the 17th day of February, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their re-covery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

Having qualified on 29th of October, 2021 as Executor of the Estate of NORRIS RAY MURRAY, 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, Timothy Norris Murray, Executor on or before the 3rd day of February, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 17th day of November, 2021.

This the 17th day of November, 2021.

This the 3rd day of November, 2021.

Ricky Joe Camp, Administrator Estate of: Randy Eugene Camp 112 Elm Road Grover, NC 28073

Uriel L. Patterson III, Executor Estate of: Blanche Schmitt Teele; aka, Blanche S. Patterson Teele 303 S. Poston Street Shelby, NC 28150

Timothy Norris Murray, Executor Estate of: Norris Ray Murray 1958 Riverhill Drive Shelby, NC 28152

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Having qualified on 10th of November, 2021 as Executrix of the Estate of DEBORAH H. SMITH; AKA, DEBORAH HAMBRIGHT SMITH, 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, Revonda S. Humphries, Executrix on or before the 17th day of February, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.


Having qualified on 3rd of September, 2021 as Administratrix of the Estate of REBECCA S. HUNT, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned Twyla J. Ledbetter, Administratrix on or before the 27th day of January, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 17th day of November, 2021.

This the 27th day of October, 2021.

Revonda S. Humphries, Executrix Estate of: Deborah H. Smith; aka, Deborah Hambright Smith 2309 Honey Haven Farm Road Shelby, NC 28152

Twyla J. Ledbetter, Administratrix Estate of: Rebecca S. Hunt 104 O.P. Drive Lawndale, NC 28090

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In the Matter of the Estate of: MARY VIRGINIA SOMMERS NEISLER, Deceased ADMINISTRATOR NOTICE Having qualified on the 10th day of November, 2021 as Administrator of the Estate of Mary Virginia Sommers Neisler, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Administrator on or before the 19th day of February, 2022 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 17th day of November, 2021 C. Andrew Neisler, Jr., Admin. CLONINGER & NEISLER P.O. Box 515 300 E. King Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086 KMH (11/17, 24 12/01 & 08/2021)









Having qualified on 4th of November, 2021 as Executor of the Estate of MARCELLA PAGE GREENE, 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, Michael Henry Greene, Executor on or before the 10th day of February, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations in-debted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

Having qualified on 20th of October, 2021 as Executrix of the Estate of DAVID B. WOODS; AKA, DAVID BARRY WOODS, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Tiffini Molesky, Executrix on or before the 27th day of January, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.


This the 10th day of November, 2021.

This the 27th day of October, 2021.

Michael Henry Greene, Executor Estate of: Marcella Page Greene 451 Holly Hills Drive Forest City, NC 28043

Tiffini Molesky, Executrix Estate of: David B. Woods; AKA, David Barry Woods 8200 Tifton Road Charlotte, NC 28226

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NOTICE OF EXECUTRIX Having qualified as Executrix of the Estate of Shirley H. Arakelian of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of the said Shirley H. Arakelian to present them to the undersigned within three months from the date of the publication of this notice or same will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate please make immediate payment. This the 17th day of November, 2021. Holly A. Arakelian Executrix for the Estate of Shirley H. Arakeliam 1551 Cabaniss Drive Shelby, NC 28150 KMH (11/17, 24 12/01 & 08/2021)










Having qualified on 29th of October, 2021 as Administratrix of the Estate of ARTHUR POSTON, SR., 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 Leslie Poston, Administratrix on or before the 10th day of February, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

Having qualified on 2nd of November, 2021 as Administratrix of the Estate of CONSTANCE SHELL, 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 Sharon Ward, Administratrix on or before the 10th day of February, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

Having qualified on 5th of November, 2021 as Executrix of the Estate of ALICE JERMINE MELTON PATTERSON, 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, Wanda Patterson Bridges, Executrix on or before the 17th day of February, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 10th day of November, 2021.

This the 10th day of November, 2021.

This the 17th day of November, 2021.

Leslie Poston, Administratrix Estate of: Arthur Poston, Sr. 701 House Street Shelby, NC 28150

Sharon Ward, Administratrix Estate of: Constance Shell 140-1 Thamon Road Shelby, NC 28150

Wanda Patterson Bridges, Executrix Estate of: Alice Jermine Melton Patterson 408 Tiney Road Ellenboro, NC 28040

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EMPLOYMENT NEED A CAR DISMANTLER. Auto Parts U Pull & Scrap Metal of Shelby. Must have valid driver license. Apply in person at 1025 County Home Road, Shelby, NC 28152 (704) 472-4666

GOLDEN DOMERS TOY AND HOBBY. Model Cars, Die-cast Cars & Trucks, Tractors, Hot Wheels, Construction Toys, Sports Memorabilia, Autographed Items, Hard to Find Items! See Mike & Brandon Willis. They are located at The Shoppes at Sandy Run 4345 W. Dixon Blvd, Shelby 704-297-0102 or 704297-0103

CNA LOOKING TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR LOVED ONES. 20+ years. Excellent references. Bathe, light housekeeping /cooking, meds, errands. 704-472-3472 ONE ON ONE CARE is hiring for all shifts. Full/parttime hours available. Group homes are 6 beds or less. CNA/Nursing assistant jobs available but not required. No exp. necessary, all trainings included. Please apply in person at 203 Lee St., Shelby. FULL TIME MAINTENANCE MAN NEEDED. Maintain rental properties. Must have valid NC Drivers license. Pay depends on experience. (704) 473-4299

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

NOW HIRING Roofing Laborer. Call 704-477-0516. NOW HIRING EXPERIENCED CASHIERS AT MIKE’S FOOD STORE. 2731 East Cherokee Street, Blacksburg, (Grover) SC. 29702. Second shift only. $10 to $14 per hour. No phone calls. In person only. 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

BUSINESS SERVICES LOCK ‘N’ ROLL STORAGE. “ALL NEW” 10’x10’ and 10’x15’ Storage Units Available. Self Store Dawn til Dusk. Secure and Convenient! Located at 1002 Polkville Rd., (Hwy 226 N.) Shelby. Located next to 5 Star Auto Sales. or Call (704) 484-4112 TOY SHOW & COLLECTIBLES. Saturday, November 20th, Old Mooresboro School Gym, 308 Main Street, Mooresboro, NC 28114, 9:00AM-3:00PM. Admission $5, under 10 free; $25 setup fee, limit 3 tables, bring your own table, setup time 7:00AM9:00AM. Call 828-351-8822 or 704-692-7702. BARGAIN WAREHOUSE 120, LLC. We have a little bit of everything! Live edge wood; Walnut, Oak. We also have furniture, Christmas trees, survival foods, laundry detergent. Come visit our store soon! 758 NC 120. Mooresboro, NC Thursday and Friday 10am to 5pm Saturday’s 10am to 3pm or call for appointment at your convenience. (864) 4912199

CLEVELAND COUNTY GARAGE DOORS. Summer Tune-up Special, $59.95. 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. PROFESSIONAL TREE & STUMP REMOVAL. “We Make the Pain in Your Grass.... Disappear!” Call STUMP PROS @ (704) 691-4201 TRIPLE D PAINTING, LLC. All your painting needs. Free estimates. Over 25 yrs experience! Framing, facial boards and much more wood work available! Making your home, building or business look new again. (704) 418-5736 TRACTOR & DUMP TRUCK SERVICE. Bush Hog, Lot clearing, scrape driveway, gravel parking pads and much more. Reasonably priced and insured. Call Chuck 704-6927536. (704) 692-7536


HOLIDAY MARKET VENDOR EVENT. 1st Annual Outdoor & Inside Small Business Market Vendor Event. Hot Dog Plates available, other goodies as well. Come out and shop local and enjoy some good food and fellowship. Located across from Dollar General in Grover, NC on Cleveland Avenue from 8 am - 3 pm. (704) 418-5980

EMPLOYMENT PART TIME CHURCH SECRETARY. Provides effective and efficient general secretarial duties. Responsible for answering phone, publishing bulletins, paying church bills, check writing, payroll and disbursement of church funds in cooperation with church treasurer. Work hours are 8-12, Monday-Friday. Qualifications: At least a high school diploma, experience with MS Office (including Word, Excel and Powerpoint), basic bookkeeping and good organizational skills. (704) 435-6069 fwccherryville@




704-484-1047 FOR SALE

JIM’S PAINTING SERVICES. Exterior painting only. Free estimates. You will be pleased with our work. We have references. 828-287-9272, (828) 429-7511 PAINTING SERVICES. Over 25 years experience, affordable prices. Professional results. References available. Free estimates. Charles, or leave message. (704) 4358062. IT’S TIME TO TRIM CREPE MYRTLE TREES. Spreading Mulch or Gravel, minor chainsaw work and storm clean-up. I can do many of your outside chores with over 15 years experience all over Cleveland County and stretching to the Forest City area. Nice, honest, dependable, clean, drugfree, he’s an all around great guy and handyman, so call Rob today and see what I can help you with. 980-295-0750. SHIPMAN’S MASONRY- 48 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Brick, Block & Stone, Outside Fireplaces, Foundations, Underpinnings. “Free Estimates”. 1st Quality Work! (863) 5321587

YARD SALES CLEVELAND COUNTY HUGE YARD SALE TUESSAT. Clothes, furniture, Christmas Items and more TuesdayFriday at 1705 South Lafayette Street, Shelby, NC 28152 (704) 482-7880 E S TAT E / M U LT I - FA M I LY YARD SALE. Tools, collectibles, vintage and unusual items, lawn and garden, furniture, household items, queen size bedroom set, framed art, lamps, too much to list. Friday, Nov. 19 from 8:00am - 5:00pm and Saturday, Nov. 20 from 8:00 am - until. Address: 1216 West Cabaniss Road, Shelby, NC 28150

FOR SALE BEDROOM SUIT $400. King size bed with head board, 2 bed side tables, chest, dresser and 2 mirrors. Light colored wood. Just needs some TLC and paint. (864) 219-7050 sueggriff@ FREE SEASONED OAK LOGS. You cut and haul. 704300-4030. Leave message and phone number. FIREWOOD FOR SALE. Long wheelbase load. Fully loaded. $70.00/load. Delivered. 864-492-4793 or 803627-9408. DINING ROOM SET $350. Always wanted to host Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner? Now you can with this beautiful walnut dining set. Oval table with two leaves, 6 matching chairs and a matching hutch. Very good condition. (864) 2197050 2003 CORVETTE COUPE TINTED glass top panel. In great shape. Price negotiable. 704-466-0916. DUMP TRAILERS “WE GOT ‘EM” 6’x10’, 6’x12’ and 7’x14’ (5 & 7 Ton) “All the Options on All! contact J. Johnson Sales, Inc., Forest City. (828) 2455895 5 DRAWER CHEST OF DRAWERS. 40 inches wide, 48 inches tall, 19 inches deep, $65; 5 piece outdoor wooden furniture with cushions, $85; Entertainment Center, 47-1/2 inches wide, 42-1/2 inches tall, 15 inches deep, $30; and a Corsett style wedding dress with red trim in front and down back, comes with a wrap, $100. 704-297-0063. GREAT CHRISTMAS GIFT. Brown Carhartt coat. 10 years old. Never been worn. Size 42 regular. Asking $55. (704) 487-0058 16’X40’ OR TWO STORY BUILDINGS. BUILT ON SITE. 1 DAY INSTALL. J. Johnson Sales INC. 828-245-5895. TOO LAZY FOR YARD SALE. De’Longhi Electric Space Heater 1500W $45, Executive Faux Leather Office Chair excellent condition $25, Dirt Devil Swift Stick $10, Used GE Microwave $15, New Offset Umbrella Cover $20 still in packaging Tan in color, Bedside Toilet Seat Never Used $50, Bath Chair $15, various women’s motorcycle leather items size 8/ medium. Kenmore Electric Sewing Machine in cabinet, make an offer. (704) 476-5113

GOLF CART FOR SALE. Batteries about 2 1/2 years old. Good condition. $1250.00 Call 828-980-3241

Deadline: Friday at 12:00 Noon



FIREWOOD FOR SALE. All types already split. Can deliver. Truck & Trailer loads, starting at $75. Will negotiate. 704-4667623

4 CKC GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES. We have 4 sweet babies looking for their forever homes. The will be ready around Thanksgiving. They are vet checked. Asking $600 each. 3 males and 1 female. (704) 734-7088

50 LB. ANVIL $150. 6 ft. Scrape Blade $225. Feed barrels, plastic with lids & rings, $20. #2 totes $75. (828) 3274782

USED CAMPER TOPS: BUY/SALE/TRADE. Various sizes and styles. 828-9800881. KILL ALL YOUR WEEDS! Ranger Pro 2.5 gallon. $44.00. 828-287-3272. GIANT VAC FOR SALE 16 HP, Vanguard. Great for dump truck or trailor to get up leaves. $1,000. 704-4807405. LARGE LIGHTED CHRISTMAS VILLAGE. $90. NEW Gig Bag, 76 key keyboard, $25. Leave message, (704) 482-1940

1984 E-ONE PUMPER. 59,900 miles, 750 gallon poly tank, 1000 GPM Hale 2 stage pump. All LED emergency lights. $20,000. Please contact Paul Creasman at (704) 691-4201. FREE FLASHLIGHT WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. The South’s Largest Online Mall has FREE flashlights while supplies last. Visit today!

855 JUBILEE FORD TRACTOR. Wheel Horse mower with scrape blade, 54” Kubota Zero-turn diesel mower, wall mount gas heater, new bushhog, ladies Rolex watch, field dirt for sale in Chesnee, SC. (601) 740-0837 MORGAN’S FIREWOOD Seasoned Small Stovewood, Cut Split Delivered only $75. Call 828-395-0758 SIX EXTRA LARGE PLASTIC CONTAINERS filled with size 12-18 women’s clothes. Jackets, dresses, suits, blouses, pants. Excellent condition. $30. 828-287-0982. BASEBALL COMPLETE SETS for sale. From the 80s. Call 828-748-9774. 2003 SUBARU BAJA. Gray with Black interior, 5 speed, Good tires, needs clutch. $2,500. 704-482-8090 (w) or 704-472-7924 (H). 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. (704) 434-6389 ALL METAL GARAGES. Big Discounts! Zero down. Call for more details. 828-382-0455. DEER CORN. SHELLED, 50lbs, $10.05. 828-287-3272. PROPANE GRILL TANKS RE-FILLED. Only $10.99. Call 828-287-3272. NEW CANNING JARS with Lids & Seals. $17.67 per case. Call 828-287-3272. ACEPHATE FIRE ANT KILLER. Works great! $12.99. Call 828-287-3272. HAVE A STORAGE BUILDING NOT USING, OUTGROWN IT? Sell it, trade in for new bigger one. We take trades, we buy used buildings. Must be factory built, able to move. J. Johnson Sales INC. 828-245-5895. CARPORTS, GARAGES, BUILDINGS, RV, BOAT COVERS IN STOCK. Areas largest on site display. Best selection, quality price. J. Johnson Sales, Inc. 2690 Hwy. 221S., Forest City. 828-245-5895. FLAG POLES, FLAGS IN STOCK. Pickup or we deliver and install available. J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City. Call 828-245-5895. REFRIGERATORS, STOVES, WASHERS, DRYERS. Discount Prices. 1205 Earl Road, Shelby NC. (704) 487-4443 UTILITY BUILDINGS, STORAGE BUILDINGS. Steel, Wood, Vinyl. Some fully insulated, 1 to 2 day delivery if buy from stock. Cash or low down payment with monthly payments. No credit ok. J. Johnson Sales INC. 828-2455895. ENCLOSED TRAILERS IN STOCK! 6’x10’, 6’x12’, 7’x12’ and 7’x16’ contact J. Johnson Sales, Inc., Forest City. (828) 245-5895 MOVING SALE! Couches, day beds, recliners & antique funiture-much more. 828-2894661.

GOATS & DOG FOR SALE. Two Nigerian doe goats, 2yrs. old, wormed/had shots. $200 ea. or $375/both. Also, a Teacup Yorkie Poo Chi, blonde, male, 2 1/2 years old, been neutered. $550. 828-3910919. FULL BLOODED GERMAN SHEPHERD puppies. One tan/grey male. Two black females. Two black males. $200 female. $250 male. 828-2879456 YOUNG BLACK LAB (MALE) $200. Variety of Chihuahua & Feist (All Lap Dogs) All Under 3 Years Old $100 up . Call (704) 473-8300 POODLE CHIHUAHUA MIX PUPPIES. 6 weeks old. $200 each. 704-473-3023 FOUND 4 MONTH OLD GREY & BLACK TABBY. IN Mooresboro area near Dollar General 114/21, wearing faded blue collar with blue bell. Please call (704) 472-3960

1982 E-ONE TANKER. 26,100 miles, 1500 gallon tank, 250 GPM Hale Pump. All LED emergency lights. $8,000. Please contact Paul Creasman at (704) 691-4201. HAY FOR SALE. 5’x6’ round bales hay for sale. Call 704472-3051. HORSE HAY FOR SALE $6-square and $40-round. 704-692-6325. DEER CORN, 60 POUND BAG. $9. Callahan Farms. 704-300-5341- Steve; 704472-8865 - Cletus; 704-3005341- Todd (704) 692-1627 RIDING/PUSH MOWERS, GARDEN TILLERS, GOKARTS, MINI-BIKES. Ready to mow. All in excellent condition. Can deliver, 30+ years experience in repair work. 828-980-0853, 704-4769383.

CHINESE SHAR-PEI PUPPIES. Coming soon on Nov.20th: Full blooded Chinese Shar-pei puppies for $1700. Sweet and great with kids. Will be amazing looking and beautiful personality. AKC registered. With gorgeous wrinkles. (910) 813-5775 PASTURE FOR RENT for horses. Up to 3 horses will cost $120/mth. 704-434-7663. AMERICAN BULLY BABIES 5 males and 1 female. 2 white males with 1 blue spot and blue nose. Blue brindles with white markings. (828) 499-0371 sandra73bryant@

WANT TO BUY CASH FOR YOUR CAR running or not, title or no title. Call Charles Dellinger at Red Road Towing. 704692-6767, (704) 487-0228 WOMEN’S SCRUBS. Would like to buy wide-legged, women’s, large tie-up scrubs. Please call 980-295-9382 DANNY’S AUTOWERKS. Buying used or junk cars. Competitive prices. Call Danny 828-289-3081 or Jimmy 828-289-1175. I WANT TO BUY 45 RECORDS. I want to buy old 45 records, albums and 78’s. (704) 782-0647 I PAY CASH FOR DIABETIC TEST STRIPS. Up to $10 per 100ct. Must be Unused, Unexpired. I’m local and pay fast. (828) 577-4197 WE BUY USED TRAILERS with Titles. J. Johnson Sales Inc. Call 828-245-5895. WANT TO BUY. ATV’s, PopUp Campers and Small Travel Trailers. Call 828-429-3935. WANT TO BUY CARS, TRUCKS. Trailers, Tractors, Farm Equipment. Must have ID and proof of ownership. Callahan’s Towing. (704) 6921006 WE BUY JUNK VEHICLES. WE PAY TOP DOLLAR FOR VEHICLES RUNNING OR NOT, MUST HAVE A TITLE OR ID. (704) 487-5244 NEED TO SELL YOUR HOUSE? I PURCHASE UNWANTED RENTAL PROPERTY AND/OR STARTER HOMES. MUST BE PRICED TO SELL! “QUICK CLOSINGS”! Call 704-472-0006. WANTED: OLD AND NEW AMMO. Reloading supplies. Call 828-245-6756 or cell # 828-289-1488.

FARM & GARDEN FORD TRACTOR FOR SALE. Model 860, Runs great, new tires. Lots of new parts. $5,250 or OBO. Call Randy for more info: 704-4727800. NEW SOUTHERN 5 FT. BUSH HOG. $1,250. 828-2873272.

YORKSHIRE TERRIERS Standard, black & tan Yorkies, male and female. Raised and imprinted in our home. Tails docked, dewclaws removed, vet checked, dewormed and first shots. Prespoiled babies will be ready for their forever home 12/9/21. Shelby NC area. (704) 6923698. Scheduled FaceTime welcome. $1200 with $100 deposit to hold your baby. (704) 692-3698 BOSTON TERRIER, FRENCH BULL DOG. Boston Male 12 weeks $500, Frenchie Female 12 weeks $80. Both have shots and wormings. We’re in Charlotte NC (704) 449-7970 POLISH WHITECRESTED TOPHAT HENS FOR SALE. 6 mths old. $25 for one or $60 for all 3. 828-785-3265 ADULT QUAIL $5 EACH. Quail Chicks $1.50 ea. Quail eggs $3 per doz. (704) 4769943 SPREADING THE LOVE THIS CHRISTMAS. JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS - We have 3 regular Yorkies and 6 Parti Yorkies ready just in time for Christmas. These puppies come with a 1 year medical guarantee, CKC registered, Vet approved puppies. Taking depostis now. So many people missed out on the last litter $1,200 each. (704) 473-7042 DOG KENNELS. 7x7, 5x10, 10x10, 10x20, 20x20 tops, split kennels. Pickup or we deliver and install available. J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City. 828-245-5895.

CARS & TRUCKS 2011 LINCOLN MKX 81,000 miles, Don’t Wait!, Excellent condition. $14,000. (704) 4870823 1993 FORD BUCKET TRUCK. 7.2 diesel, 5sp., disc brakes, mechanically sound, 175K mi., $6500. OBO sell or trade. 828-429-8833.


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CARS & TRUCKS 1998 CHEVROLET C/K 2500. 2 wheel drive, straight drive, 199,000 miles, new motor and clutch. $4,250 or Best Offer!, 704-472-7799.

1996 FORD F-150 57,938 miles. $1833, 5.0L engine, garage kept, more info at dvu284@tdyemail. com , very clean inside and out. (910) 427-9810 2014 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN Call for Price. Braunability Handicap Van. Side entry ramp. Transfer driver seat. Ideal van for disabled person who uses a wheel chair and can still drive. Equipped to add hand controls. (704) 692-6248 buck@ 2001 BUICK LESABRE LTD., 4 Door, 121,518 miles, leather seats. Asking $4000 obo. Gold in color. 704-4722248. (704) 482-2248 2002 FORD CROWN VICTORIA. 81,447 miles, good condition. Everything power works. Serious Inquiries only, $5500. (704) 300-2783

2021 HEARTLAND TRAIL RUNNER 211RD. 2021 26ft Heartland RV Travel Trailer Model 211RD. Sleeps 2 adults in Queen Bed up front, plus seating area converts to add 1 to 2 children or pets. Bathroom and stove never used. RV was just brought down from NY brand new for storage and sleeping only. Includes mounted flat screen TV, Fridge, A/C and Heat, Shower, Toilet, 2 Sinks, Microwave/Oven, Radio with outside speakers, Retractable Awning and colored lights. Sway bars included. MSRP $28,900. Can’t travel for awhile so selling. Asking $22,500 Firm, Cash Only. (585) 721-8162







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




NO HEAT BILLS HERE! 1 bedroom apartment, excellent location, Shelby. Second floor. Not HAP eligible. No pets or smoking. Heat & water included in $525 month. (704) 487-5480

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

TREAT YOURSELF TO A VACATION! “Great Fall Getaway Pricing”. We are a full service travel agency offering Air, Land and Sea Vacations. Call 704-585-1275 now to plan your trip! Expedia Cruises located at 915 South Point Rd. , Suite E, Belmont, NC or visit www.ExpediaCruises. com/BelmontNC

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



ROSE HILL MEMORIAL PARK PLOTS. For Sale. $1000.00 each for (2) spaces. Section 1, Lot number 74 Spaces 1 & 2. Lawndale, NC 28090 (919) 696-7867

NEW 2021 AXIS 500 4X4. New with 2 year warranty dump bed lights fully road legal first 7500 cash (704) 6900988 promo28@protonmail. com


KINGS MOUNTAIN LAND FOR SALE. 914 S. Battleground Avenue. Zoned GB (1.43 acres) $139,900 **** ***************************** ************* 103 S. Cansler Street. Zoned GB (.08 acres) Previously burned building to be repaired or removed per City $45,000 ***************************** *************** Countryside Properties (704) 537-9800 5 BR HOME FOR SALE. $325,000. FOR SALE BY OWNER. HURRY THIS WON’T LAST....5 BEDROOM, 3 FULL BATH, 2,000 SQ. FT. HOME IN KINGS MOUNTAIN COUNTRY CLUB. SPLIT LEVEL BRICK HOME. EXTRA LARGE CORNER LOT. NEW WATER HEATER, EXTRA INSULATION IN ATTIC. BRICK WALKWAY, PATIO, ATTACHED STORAGE GARAGE. VERY WELL KEPT HOME. WELL ESTABLISHED NEIGHBORHOOD. MATURE LANDSCAPING. GOLF COURSE AND RESTAURANT/CLUB IN NEIGHBORHOOD. 9 MIN TO I-85. KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC 28086 (704) 7568481

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Eaves wanted in California pair arrested Shelby teen’s death in Kings Mtn. drug bust Sant a n a Almont Eaves Jr., 20, was placed on Clevel a n d County’s EAVES M o s t Wanted List on Wednesday, November 10, after warrants were issued for his arrest by CCSO

in the murder of 16-year-old Skyteria Poston of Shelby. Eaves is described at 5’06” tall, weighing 130 pounds, with a tattoo on his left forearm that reads, “Loyalty.” He is wanted for 1st Degree Murder and Discharging Weapon into Occupied Property. If you know the whereabouts of Evans, please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 704-484-4756.”

THANKSGIVING WEEK SCHEDULE Our Thanksgiving Edition Will Be Published Tuesday, November 23 Advertising & News Deadlines: Thursday, November 18 At Noon Our Office Will Be Closed Thursday & Friday, Nov. 25 & 26

Deadline: Friday at 12:00 Noon

O n November 8, Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office GARCIA Community Interdiction Team, a l o n g with K-9 Karma, conducted a vehiPACHECO cle stop in Kings Mountain. During the investigation deputies located approximately 24 pounds of methamphetamine in the

vehicle. Both occupants were charged with Trafficking Methamphetamine. This investigation started in California and ended in Kings Mountain. Raul Olvera Garcia, 31, and Avi Dalila Pacheco, 39, of Montclair CA were each charged with two counts of trafficking Methamphetamine and placed under ($500,000 Secured Bonds. The Sheriff’s Office takes complaints of drug sales very seriously. Sheriff Norman requests that anyone with information on drug dealers in their neighborhood contact the Vice/Narcotics Division at 704-484-4987.

2 BEDROOM 1 BATH MOBILE HOME. $550 month, $550 deposit. Water included. No pets. 704-300-3647 2 OR 3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. For rent in Shelby & Grover. $600-$750. Call (828) 234-8147 MOVE IN SPECIAL. 2 & 3 Bedroom, deposit required. $195 weekly rates. Includes power and water. NO PETS. Visit us online at Oakwood Rentals, Shelby. Call (704) 473-4299 1, 2 & 3 BEDROOM TOWNHOMES. Shelby, NC. We are currently accepting applications for our waiting list. Rent is based on income (and some expenses are deducted). Call or visit us today, Laurel Hill Apartments 704487-1114. Equal Housing Opportunity. 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

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 2&3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Nice and clean, water furnished. Oak Grove Community, Kings Mtn. Call or text, 704-739-0259. RUTHERFORD COUNTY OAKLAND ROAD 2BR APARTMENT. Like new. Appliances, sewer, water, garbage included. $595. Small efficiency all utilities included. $450 plus deposit and references. 828-248-1776. 2 & 3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Small private park between Spindale and Forest City. Starting at $500 per month. 828-382-0475.

CCSO releases October stats By Loretta Cozart Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office had a busy October. During the month, there were 6,874 calls for service, 189 arrests, 1,237 papers served including 370 criminal, 524 civil, and 343 subpoenas. One hundred seventy-six incident reports were handled: 157 were criminal and 19 were non-criminal. Two-hundred sixty-three total gun permits were issued, and an additional 105 concealed carry permits issued. Narcotics seized were 99,906.2 DU pills, Cocaine 2.5 g, Marijuana

468.7 g, Meth 18,262.59 g, and Heroine 109.87 g. Inmates handled by the sheriff’s office were 258 males and 47 females. Sheriff Alan Norman said, “We continue to aggressively investigate drug complaints which has led to an increase in drug seizures and arrests. This has led to a decrease in property and violent crimes. We will continue to work with our community partners and have a proactive approach on crime in an effort to keep Cleveland County a safe place to live.”


Does Medicare Cover Mobility Scooters or Wheelchairs? Dear Savvy Senior, I have arthritis in my hips and knees and have a difficult time getting around anymore. What do I need to do to get a Medicare-covered electric-powered scooter or wheelchair? Need a Ride

Dear Need, If you’re enrolled in original Medicare, getting an electric-powered mobility scooter or wheelchair that’s covered by Medicare starts with a visit to your doctor’s office. If eligible, Medicare will pay 80 percent of the cost, after you’ve met your Part B deductible ($203 in 2021). You will be responsible for the remaining 20 percent unless you have supplemental insurance. Here’s a breakdown of how it works. Schedule an Appointment Your first step is to call your doctor or primary care provider and schedule a Medicare required, face-to-face mobility evaluation to determine your need for a power scooter or wheelchair. For you to be eligible, you’ll need to meet all of the following conditions:

• Your health condition makes moving around your home very difficult, even with the help of a cane, crutch, walker or manual wheelchair. • You have significant problems performing activities of daily living like bathing, dressing, getting in or out of a bed or chair, or using the bathroom. • You are able to safely operate, and get on and off the scooter or wheelchair, or have someone with you who is always available to help you safely use the device. If eligible, your doctor will determine what kind of mobility equipment you’ll need based on your condition, usability in your home, and ability to operate it.

a power scooter or wheelchair, he or she will fill out a written order or prescription. Once you receive it, you’ll need to take it to a Medicare approved supplier within 45 days. To find Medicare approved suppliers in your area, visit or call 800633-4227.

There are, however, circumstances where you may need “prior authorization” for certain types of power wheelchairs. In this case, you’ll need permission from Medicare before you can get one.

It’s also important to know that Medicare coverage is dependent on your needing a scooter or wheelchair in your home. If your claim is based on needing it outside your home, it will be denied as not medically necessary, because the wheelchair or scooter will be considered a leisure item.

Financial Aid If you have a Medicare supplemental (Medigap) policy, it may pick up some, or all of the 20 percent cost of the scooter or wheelchair that’s not covered by Medicare. If, however, you don’t have supplemental insurance, and can’t afford the 20 percent, you may be able to get help through Medicare Savings Programs. Call your local Medicaid office for eligibility information.

Where to Buy If your doctor determines you need

Or, if you find that you’re not eligible for a Medicare covered scooter or

wheelchair, and you can’t afford to purchase one, renting can be a much cheaper short-term solution. Talk to a supplier about this option.

For more information about power mobility devices call Medicare at 800-633-4227 or visit coverage/wheelchairs-scooters. Medicare Advantage If you happen to have a Medicare Advantage plan (like an HMO or PPO), you’ll need to call your plan to find out the specific steps you need to take to get a power-wheelchair or scooter. Many Advantage plans have specific suppliers within the plan’s network they’ll require you to use. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior. org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book.

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

Date Nov. 18 Dec. 2 Dec. 9

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

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

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


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


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


PLACE Freedom KM N. Guilford

6:30 TBD

Burns Cox Mill


Cox Mill

6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. TBD


6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 pm. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m.

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

Centennial anniversary of the Unknown Soldier American casualties from the first World War, the large numbers of unidentified dead posed an unprecedented repatriation challenge for the United States. In December 1920, New York Congressman and WWI veteran Hamilton Fish, Jr., proposed legislation “to bring home the body of an unknown American warrior who in himself represents no section, creed, or race in the late war and who typifies, moreover, the soul of America and the supreme sacrifice

Building and Zoning permitting transitions to OpenGov portal C i t y of Kings Mountain’s Building and Zoning Departments announced “GOING LIVE” with online permitting through OPENGOV software at the Oct. 26 city council meeting. Permit applicants can login and apply for permits from their computer, laptop, or tablet. The following questions and answers will help make the process as simple as possible. • How do I access OPENGOV? Visit www. or you can access the site through and go to the Code Enforcement homepage. • How do I create an OPENGOV user account? Login into the OPENGOV site and click on Login at

the top of the screen. Create a New User account by using your email address and creating a custom password. • What if I don’t have access to the internet? Free internet access is provided for public use at the Mauney Memorial Library located at 100 S. Piedmont Ave. Staff will assist users with logging into OPENGOV. • Will paper applications still need to be filled out and submitted to the Codes or Zoning Departments? No. OPENGOV will provide a one-stop shop for users by allowing applicants to apply and submit applications totally online. There may a few forms that will be required to be uploaded during the submittal process such as: a site plan showing setbacks to property lines or an approval document from the County Environmental Health Department if a septic system is located on the

property. • Can I view the status of permits online? Yes. Users can log into their OPENGOV account to track the status of submitted and active permits, pay permit fees, print a copy of the permit, and view inspection results online. • Is submitting for a building or zoning permit difficult? No. Once you log into your OPENGOV account, just answer the questions as you go through the steps. Once finished you will confirm and submit the application to the city. Once the submittal has been approved, city staff will notify you of permit payment due. After the permit payment has been received, you can print the permit from home and begin your project. For more information, please contact the Codes Enforcement Department at 704-734-4561.

Political activity puts attention on District 13 By Loretta Cozart North Carolina’s newest congressional district brought a flurry of political activity this week. Redrawn District 13 includes the following counties: McDowell, Burke, Polk, Rutherford, Cleveland, Gaston, and portions of western Mecklenburg. It was speculated that NC House Speaker Tim Moore would not seek re-election but would instead run for Congress in District 13. However, he announced on November 11 he will seek re-election as the Speaker of the NC House. Regarding the decision, House Speaker Moore wrote in a tweet, “While much of the speculation about my potential congressional candidacy has been driven by the media

and political pundits, I have been humbled by the folks in our region who expressed their wishes for me to represent them in Washington.” Moore continued, “I will continue to fight for my constituents, and I will work for what the state needs now – a balanced budget that cuts taxes and invests in our critical needs during these challenging times. I look forward to serving my colleagues as

Speaker of the House of Representatives and securing a supermajority for the Republicans next year.” Former Mecklenburg County Commissioner Karen Bentley announced her intent to run against Moore. Republican Congressman Madison Cawthorn announced on November 11 he would switch districts and run for the U.S. Senate in District 13 in 2022.

Mrs. Gilligan featured at Southern Christmas Show

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Photo by Signal Corps, US National Archives

November 2021 marks the centennial of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. On November 11, 1921, following the end of World War I, the repatriated remains of an unknown member of the American Expeditionary Forces were interred at Arlington National Cemetery. Since then, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier has provided a final resting place for Unknowns from World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. With more than 100,000

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of her heroic dead.” The Tomb has grown into a powerful national symbol of service and sacrifice. To this day, it is protected 24 hours a day by members of the 3rd Infantry Regiment, also known as the Old Guard. The President, or his designee, has placed a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Veterans and Memorial Day each year. In recognition of the 100th Anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the U.S. National Ar-

Wife of late TV-icon Bob Denver, Dreama Denver's latest award-winning poignant memoir "Gilligan's Dreams: The Other Side of the Island" will be showcased at the Southern Christmas Show at the Park Expo and Conference Center, Charlotte, NC. The author will be in town from November 12- November 15 (schedule included below) to talk about her book that has received high praise, including a 'Gold' at the recent Mom's Choice Award. "I can't tell you what the award means to me, especially when the story is so personal and heartfelt," says a humbled Dreama' Mrs. Gilligan' Denver. Dreama Denver was married to late TV icon Bob Denver for three decades. Bob is remembered fondly to generations of fans as Gilligan, the hapless first mate shipwrecked on that tropical desert isle, and his fellow castaways on Gilligan's Island. "Gilligan's Dreams: The Other Side of the Island" chronicles the behind-the-scenes stories of both the showbiz success and the behind-the-scenes family life of one of television's most popular and enduring stars. Dreams was Bob Denver's loving nickname for Dreama. "This is the journey of two imperfect people who fit perfectly together," says Dreama. "Losing Bob was the most difficult thing I've ever faced, but his love left me stronger, more focused, and in the end, able to survive even when I thought I couldn't. Being loved by this man was the greatest gift of my life,

chives have created several new teaching resources and presented a live program for young learners on November 10. This new exhibit on Goo-

Bob Denver’s wife, Dreama, will be signing books at Park Expo and Conference Center throughout the weekend. Gilligan's Dreams: The Other Side of the Island and this book is a window into our lives together!" She will be signing books at Park Expo and Conference Center, Charlotte, NC, November 12 - 15.

gle Arts and Culture showcases special media records, including drawings, photographs, and film, relating to the history of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The Tomb

is one of America’s most iconic memorials and is visited every year by millions of visitors. This exhibit explores its history.