KM Herald 11-30-22

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KM Holiday events begin this weekend!

Christmas Festival and events in Patriot’s

Park and downtown KM

of family friendly holiday magic. Step into a Hallmark movie as twinkling Christmas lights illuminate city streets with Mayor Scott See FESTIVAL, Page 8A

Artisan Pop-Up Market downtown three Saturdays in December

Christmas is almost here! Do you need help finding that special gift for that special person? Stop in Downtown Kings Mountain, Saturday, December 3, 10 and 17, take in the sights and sounds of Christmas while shopping in at the Artisan Pop-Up Market.

Held in Liberty Mountain Garden located beside the Joy Performance Theater, the Artisan Pop-Up Market will feature local talented artisans, who have hand crafted unique

wares to sell just in time for Christmas. The Artisan Pop-Up Market will open each Saturday during the Christmas in Kings Mountain Festivities. The market

will open each Saturday at 4:30 p.m.

The Joy Performance Theater is located at 202 South Railroad Avenue, Kings Mountain.

Tree lighting ceremony ushers in Christmas season

City of Kings Mountain welcomed the Christmas season with the second annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Unveiling Ceremony in Patriots Park on November 23 at 6 p.m. This special event was filled with stories, song, and celebration as the community welcomed in the Holiday season. In addition, Santa’s Workshop was unveiled at the Gazebo, to the delight of the children. Patriots Park is located at 220 South Railroad Avenue in Kings Mountain.

2022 KMHS football team selected Grand Marshal of Christmas Parade

To celebrate their stellar year and 100 years of Mountaineer Football, the City has named the Kings Mountain Mountaineer High School Football Team as the grand marshal for the 2022 Kings Mountain Christmas Parade.

Under the direction of Coach Greg Lloyd, the 2022 Kings Mountain Mountaineers consisted of 55 players, who finished first in the 3A West Conference 50 stand-

ings with a 7-0 record and 13-1 record overall.

“Picking our high school football team was the obvious choice for grand marshal this year,” stated Mayor Scott Neisler. “100 years of Mountaineer Football plus the best record the program has ever achieved, capped off a great season. We are so proud of what they accomplished and wanted to recognize their hard work.”

All current Kings Moun-

tain High School staff and students, as well as KMHS alumni are encouraged to attend the parade to cheer on the team.

Wear your black and gold finest and bring those cowbells.

For more information concerning the Kings Mountain Christmas Parade , contact the Special Events Department at 704730-2101 or visit www.kingsmountainchristmas.com.

KM Christmas Parade this Saturday, Dec. 3

Join your friends downtown as the city presents the Kings Mountain Christmas Parade, December 3 at 3 p.m.

The parade will line-up at 1:00 p.m. on East Gold Street near Mountain Rest Cemetery, proceed downtown and turn right on up

Merry Little Christmas Concert at Patriots Park December 3

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KELLY CRABB & THE BOWLING SISTERS KING’S HIGHWAY Enjoy Costner’s Christmas Light Extravaganza as you walk through Patriot’s Park in downtown Kings Mountain. The lights will be on display until January 1. (Photo provided) KM Christmas parade line up begins at 1 pm on Sat., Dec. 3 at E. Gold St.
It’s time to ring in the holiday season, and this year there is no better place to celebrate than in Downtown Kings Mountain at the Kings Mountain Christmas Festival featuring amazing Christmas lights, interactive
experiences, and free festive fun for the entire family. Make plans to gather downtown for an evening of Christmas lights, carriage rides, hayrides, train rides interactive characters, and much more!
Kings Mountain takes great pride in its special blend South Battleground Avenue and right on US 74 near the overhead bridge on King Street, and disband on Deal Street located
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City Councilman Keith Miller welcomes the community to the tree lighting ceremony, as Mayor Pro Tem Annie Thombs and Mayor Scott Neisler look on. See more photos on page 8A. Photos by Angela Padgett

Douglas Milton Shytles

KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – Douglas Milton Shytles, 86, of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away on November 23, 2022 at his home.

Doug was born in Rutherford County, NC, son of the late George Russel and Pearl Neal Shytles and was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Shirley Banks Shytles and a brother, Sidney Shytles.

Doug founded Shelby Elastics in 1972 and was the owner and operator until his retirement.

He was a longtime member of First Baptist Church and an accomplished golfer. Doug enjoyed fishing and was instrumental in creating scholarships for the children of Cleveland County. He was a wonderful provider for his family, a loving father, and an adoring “Poppie” to his many grandchildren. The guidance, memories, and love created and shown by Doug will live in the hearts of his family and friends for a lifetime.

He is survived by his children: Mark Douglas Shytles, Kings Mountain, NC, Rhonda Shytles Cloninger (Rusty), Belton, NC, Brent Russell Shytles, Kings Mountain, NC; siblings: Frank Shytles (Reba), Gaffney, SC, John Shytles, Boiling Springs, SC, Abbey Gaston, Atlanta, GA; grandchildren: Leslie Laughridge (Ryan), Karen Rhodes (Jonathan), Joel Cloninger (Mary Frances), Russ Shytles, Kristen Wright (Jason), Scottlyn McCullough (Grayson); great-grandchildren: Noah, Bella, Hudson, Alex, Adalyn, Abigail, Emily, Benjamin.

Graveside service was held on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at 2:00 PM at Mountain Rest Cemetery with Joel Cloninger and Jonathan Rhodes officiating.

The family spoke with attendees immediately following the service in the cemetery Interment was held in the Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain, NC.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Senior Scholars Fund c/o the Cleveland County Schools Educational Foundation at 400 West Marion Street, Shelby NC 28150.

Guest register is available at: www.harrisfunerals. com.

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

Elise Borchert Arant

KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – Elise Borchert Arant, 55, of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on November 23, 2022 at her home that she designed and built.

Elise was born in Durate, California on October 22, 1967, daughter of the late Ernst Borchert III. She moved with her family to North Carolina in 1975.

Elise spent most of her adult life in retail, formerly as co-owner of Emilys on the Square, Shelby, NC. Her passion in life was interior design in which she excelled. She loved spending time boating and growing beautiful flowers.

Elise loved her two canine companions, Molly and Dewey and enjoyed spending time with her loving family. Her kindness, guidance and love will be missed dearly by everyone who knew Elise.

She is survived by her husband of 24 years: Ronnie Arant; son: Casey Thomas; stepchildren: Sydney Arant Mueller (Noel), Tyler Arant, and Cody Arant; grandchildren: Jackson, Wyatt, and Adalyn; mother: Mary Borchert; siblings: Ernst Borchert IV, Eric Borchert, Erin Borchert, Evan Borchert, and Elizabeth Koszegi; mother-in-law: Evie Arant. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, December 1, 2022, 11;00 A.M. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Shelby, North Carolina.

Visitation With Rosary Prayer Service will be held on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Harris Funeral Home.

Interment will be held in Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain, North Carolina.

In lieu of flowers, Elise’s family suggests that those wishing to pay tribute to her, please consider making a charitable contribution to Hospice of Cleveland County at 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC 28150, www.breastcancer. org, or St. Mary Catholic Church at 818 Mcgowan Road, Shelby NC 28150.

Guest register is available at: www.harrisfunerals.com.

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

McNeil Lutz

KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – Charlene McNeil Lutz, 82, of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away on November 13, 2022 at her home.

She was born in Cleveland County, NC, daughter of the late Roland and Mary Wright Waters and was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Gerald Lee Lutz. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia Brittain, a grandchild, Brittany Duncan, brother, Stanley Waters, and sister, Pearl Hullender.

Charlene was a lifelong member of Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church. She enjoyed tending to her home, spending time growing beautiful flowers, and cooking. Charlene was a people person who loved talking with everyone. She never met a stranger and was a generous person. She enjoyed helping others and spending time with her family. Her guidance, spirit and love will be missed dearly by everyone who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her sons: Gerald Lee Lutz Jr. (Sandy), Dallas, NC, and Shadwick Lee Lutz (Savannah), Bessemer City, NC; daughters: Connie Kincaid, Kings Mountain, NC, Christina Summitt (Chris) Grover, NC, and Elizabeth Saunders, Kings Mountain, NC; sister: Neil Waters, Kings Mountain, NC; grandchildren: Jennifer, Christopher, Stephanie, Noah, Mikayla, Taylor, Candace, Tessa, and Travis; great-grandchildren: Adalyn and Avery and many other great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was held on Monday, November 28, 2022 at 2:00 PM in the Ollie Harris Memorial Chapel.

Visitation was held on Monday, November 28, 2022 from 1:00 PM to 1:50 PM prior to the service at Harris Funeral Home.

Interment was held in Chestnut Ridge Church Cemetery.

Guest register is available at: www.harrisfunerals.com.

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

Holiday road closures for parade

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! City of Kings Mountain is looking forward to Kings Mountain Christmas Parade to be held December 3.

The Home for Christmas Parade will impact various roads beginning on Gold Street, at the intersection of Highway 161; west down Battleground Avenue (216); east on business 74, then south on Deal Street.

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Christmas would not be complete without Christmas festivities in our Downtown. Each Saturday evening, December 3, 9, 10, 16 and 17, between 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Downtown Kings Mountain will turn into a Christmas wonderland of fun and excitement.

Various roads along West Mountain Street, South Railroad Avenue, West Gold Street, and

South Cansler Street will be impacted.

Please use extreme caution when traveling on these roads due to the increase in motor vehicles, pedestrians, parade participants, and carriage and hayrides. Please plan to travel different roads if you are impacted by these changes. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

KINGS MOUNTIAN:

Barbara Brown Moss, 81, died Thursday, November 24th, 2022 at Atrium Health Cleveland.

She was the daughter of the late Horace and Lucille Rampley Brown.

Barbara was a loving mother and grandmother who lived life to its fullest. She enjoyed eating out and having fun, going to the beach, sitting by the pool and tanning. She had a big heart who loved to play bingo, and she had a contagious laugh.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roland “Hick” Moss Jr; son, Roland “Ronnie” Moss III; sister, Carolyn Bumgardner and husband Bill.

She is survived by her daughter, Debbie Brown and husband Charlie of Kings Mountain; sons, Edward “Eddie” Moss and Raymond Munzer; sister, Gloria Horton and husband Steve of Myrtle Beach, SC; grandchildren, Houston Phillips, Ryley Brown, Gracie Brown, Eddie Moss, James Hick Moss, and Daniel Moss and wife Leah; great grandchildren, Blake and Winston.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, November 29th, 2022 at 5:30 pm, in the Clay-Barnette Funeral Home Chapel of Kings Mountain with the Rev. Adam Green officiating.

The family received friends one hour prior to the service, in the funeral home. Burial followed in Clingman Memorial Gardens at 10:00 am on Wednesday.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Clay-Barnette Funeral & Aquamation of Kings Mountain.

Online condolences: www.claybarnette.com

Roberta Proctor Ellison

KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC–Roberta Proctor Ellison, 95, died Tuesday, November 22, 2022 at Atrium Health Kings Mountain.

A native of Cleveland County, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Dollie Connor Proctor. Roberta was a member of the former Grace United Methodist Church, and she was an avid reader who loved her family.

The family would like to express their appreciation to White Oak Manor in Kings Mountain for all their love and kindness they extended.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Warren G. Ellison; brothers, J.C., Clyde and Howard Proctor; sister, Sara Chaney; and son-in-law, Boyce Tesenair.

She is survived by her daughter, Jan Tesenair of Kings Mountain; sons, Rick Ellison of Kings Mountain and Mike Ellison and wife Joyce of AR; grandchildren, Brodie Ellison, Steven Tesenair and Eric Tesenair and wife Traci; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service was held at 1:00pm on Monday, November 28, 2022 in Mountain Rest Cemetery, with the Rev. Julie Roberts officiating.

The family visited with attendees following the service.

Memorials may be made to El Bethel United Methodist Church in Kings Mountain.

Arrangements are entrusted to Clay-Barnette Funeral & Aquamation in Kings Mountain.

Online condolences: www.claybarnette.com

Eastside Baptist Church of Kings Mountain will present their Christmas cantata, “Christmas All Year Long,” this coming Sunday evening, December 4, at 6:00 p.m. After the service, there will be an afterglow fellowship in the church’s fellowship building. Everyone is invited to come and experience this inspiring musical messages of hope! Eastside is located at 308 York Road.

Everyone is invited to come out to the Rehobeth United Methodist Church Drive Thru Live Nativity/ Town of Bethlehem Christmas event on December 9th10th from 6 pm -8 pm. The church is located at, 2036 Rehobeth Church, Road, Shelby, NC 28150. Rain date for this event will be December 16th-17th from 6pm -8pm.

AL Veteran’s Breakfast December 3

Kings Mountain’s American Legion Post 155 veteran’s breakfast is scheduled for Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the post home on East Gold Street.

Veterans and guests can order a made-to-order breakfast of eggs, bacon, liver mush, gravy, grits, biscuits, toast, coffee and juice.

Members of three American Legion branches, Auxiliary, Legion Riders, and Sons of the American Legion volunteer to take requests, deliver orders, and clean up afterward.

All veterans are invited to this free breakfast. Others are welcome to attend for a small donation that helps fund future breakfasts.

The Healthy Together Cleveland coalition has released its two priority areas to improve the health of Cleveland County residents. A group of community leaders, health professionals, and county residents met on Thursday, November 10 to discuss and prioritize a list of health categories that will be the focus of its work in the coming months. The two priority areas that the coalition will focus its efforts on are Physical Activity and Nutrition.

“We are excited to make the public aware of the two priority areas we will begin to focus on as we work with our community partners,” said Jonathan Johnson, Healthy Together Cleveland steering committee chair. “We have been working for months and believe these areas reflect the needs of our communities in Cleveland County.”

A group of 42 community leaders, health professionals, and community members met to review current health data in Cleveland County and to narrow down the data to focus on two achievable health categories. Some of the organizations attending the meeting were: Atrium Health, Foothills Farmers Market, Minority Health

Council, and Healthcare Foundation of Cleveland County.

“Nutrition was chosen as one of the priority areas because the data shows that Cleveland County has food deserts throughout the county and 37% of our county residents have a Body Mass Index (BMI) over 30,” said DeShay

Oliver, Deputy Health Director, Cleveland County Public Health Center, who attended the meeting. “We know that poor diet contributes to conditions such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes and even some cancers. Increasing access to healthy food provides See HEALTHY, Page 5A

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Albemarle Lithium secures grants to build lithium concentrator facility in Kings Mountain

Albemarle Corporation announced it has been awarded a nearly $150 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as part of the first set of projects funded by the President's Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to expand domestic manufacturing of batteries for electric vehicles (EVs) and the electrical grid and for materials and components currently imported from other countries. The grant funding is intended to support a portion of the anticipated cost to construct a new, commercial-scale U.S.based lithium concentrator facility at Albemarle's Kings Mountain.

Albemarle CEO Kent Masters participated in an October 19 virtual White House event as part of the DOE award recipient announcement, reiterating Albemarle's commitment to invest in the U.S. to source and process the critical materials used to make lithium-ion

batteries.

"Albemarle is proud to partner with the federal government to bring manufacturing jobs to the southeastern United States, strengthening the domestic supply chain for the growing electric vehicle market. Receiving the DOE grant affirms Albemarle's position as a global market leader and one of the only lithium companies currently producing battery-grade lithium from U.S. resources," said Masters. "Expanding our U.S. footprint also increases the speed of lithium processing and reduces greenhouse gas emissions from long-distance transportation of raw minerals. We hope this project spurs additional investment by others in the domestic EV battery supply chain, such as cathode manufacturers, battery makers, and

auto manufacturers."

Albemarle expects the concentrator facility to create hundreds of construction- and full-time jobs, and to supply up to 350,000 metric tons per year of spodumene concentrate to the company's previously announced mega-flex lithium conversion facility. The mega-flex conversion facility is expected to eventually produce up to 100,000 metric tons of battery-grade lithium per year to support domestic manufacturing of up to 1.6 million EVs per year. Albemarle is finalizing the site selection for the mega-flex conversion facility in the southeastern United States. That facility design would accommodate multiple feedstocks, including spodumene from the proposed reopening of the company's hard rock mine in Kings Mountain; its existing lithium brine resources in Silver Peak, Nevada, and other global resources; as well as potential recycled lithium

materials from existing batteries.

In addition to supporting the development of the concentrator, Albemarle will use a portion of the grant to support a $5 million mineral processing operator training program at Cleveland Community College, a $1.5 million minerals lab research program at Virginia Tech, and a $1.5 million minerals pilot plant and engineering training program at North Carolina State University's Asheville Minerals Research Lab.

Development of both the lithium concentrator and the mega-flex conversion facility, the proposed reopening of the Kings Mountain mine, and an active expansion of the Silver Peak facility are part of a larger Albemarle strategy to invest in the U.S. EV battery supply chain.

Patrick Senior Center recertified as a NC Senior Center of Excellence

On Thursday, November 17, a Senior Center Operations and Programming Evaluation (SCOPE) review team from The NC Division of Aging and Adult Services, including members of Foothills Area Agency on Aging and senior center directors and staff from around the state, recertified the H. Lawrence Patrick Senior Life and Conference Center as a North Carolina Senior Center of Excellence through November 2027.

As a result of the recertification, the Patrick Center will continue to receive a larger share of Senior Center General Purpose grant funding each year during the 5-year certification period since the center is certified at the highest level.

The center had to meet a rigorous set of standards which include offering a core set of onsite services, advocacy efforts, training to non-elderly audiences, methods of gaining input from both participants and non-participants, and a wide variety of programming to reach a diverse older population.

Director Tabitha Thomas thanked the staff, the Patrick Senior Center Advisory Board, the volunteers and all the participants for their combined efforts in achieving this recertification.

■ POLICE

ARRESTS

NOV. 16: James Thomas Moss, 39, 109 Edel Street, larceny of financial card, felony; financial card fraud, misdemeanor; possession of methamphetamine, misdemeanor. $25,000 secured bond.

NOV. 19: David Andrew Allen, 33, 202 Edgemont Avenue, possession stolen firearm, felony; firearm violation domestic order, felony; assault by pointing a gun, misdemeanor; no bond.

NOV. 19: Erica Denise Mayhue, 919 Grace Street, driving while license revoked, no registration plate, $1,000 secured bond.

NOV. 20: Ricky Lewis Carroll, Jr., 36, 803 3rd Street, possess methamphetamine, felony, possess drug paraphernalia, misdemeanor; $20,000 secured bond. Carroll was also cited for expired tag, no vehicle inspection, and rear lamps violation.

NOV.21: Malisha Minmay Ahmed. 22, Shelby, larceny, $1,000 unsecured bond.

INCIDENTS

NOV. 9: UHaul, S. Battleground Avenue, reported a customer leased a moving truck and didn’t return it.

NOV. 18: Rick’s Ole Country Store, 1557 N. Piedmont Avenue, reported a customer made a purchase with a $20 counterfeit bill.

NOV. 21: Albemarle, 348 Holiday Inn Drive, reported someone entered a locked gate and took over $4,000 in equipment, including 9000W generator worth $2,100; 500 feet Spool copper wire valued at $700; two red toolboxes valued at $600; and miscellaneous tools valued at $750.

CITATIONS

NOV. 17: Matthew Thomas Capps, 36, 114 Fulton Street, expired tag. NOV. 17: Rachel Vause Sams, 210 Cleveland Avenue 4B, expired tag.

NOV. 17: Keith Robert Stone, 505 Chestnut Ridge Church Road, no operator’s license.

NOV. 18: Terry Lee Petty Jr., 32, 215 Mountain Terrace Lane, revoked driver’s license, no vehicle registration. NOV. 18: Shannon Greene Sisk, 48, 104 Benfield Road, revoked driver’s license, careless driving.

NOV. 18: Ridge Charles Underwood, 27, 219 Waco Road, revoked driver’s li-

cense.

NOV. 19: Paz Gerson, 26, 111 Robinson Road, speeding, no operator’s license.

NOV. 19: Joshua Allan Woody, 110 Wave Road I, expired tag, no vehicle inspection.

NOV. 19: Kynotta Latroy Smith, 45, 102 S. Carpenter Street I, revoked driver’s license, expired tag, parking in handicapped parking space.

WRECKS

NOV. 4: Officer Rochford said Camille Elise Currence, 320 Somerset Drive, said a hit and run driver struck her 2012 Honda as she was turning right from Fulton Drive and into Lee Street. Property damage was estimated at $1,500.

NOV. 4: Officer Rochford said Jacob Fletcher of Grover was backing his 2015 Chevrolet from a parking space at Waffle House and hit a concrete pole. Property damage was estimated at $1,500.

NOV. 10: Officer Carpenter said Richard Wesley Blanton, 702 Princeton Drive, operating a 2016 Dodge, and Tracy Mintz, 112 N. Cansler Street, operating a 2016 Chevrolet, collied in the intersection of S. Gaston Street. Each driver claimed the green light. Property damage was estimated at $32,000.

NOV. 11: Officer Howard said Marilyn Taylor of Charlotte, operating a 2012 Nissan, was attempting to make a U-turn on NC 161 and struck the right side of a 2020 Toyota operated by Joseph Godwin of Grover/ Property damage was estimated at $8,000.

NOV. 12: Officer Hoyle said Ean Zane Jenkins, Bessemer City, operating a 2002 GMC, was traveling Eastbound on Shelby Road, and stopped at a red flashing light and stop sign, proceeding through the intersection with a yellow flashing caution light. Angla Marie Huskey, 624 Margrace Road 2, operating a 2017 Nissan, entered the intersection striking the 2002 GMC. The impact caused the GMC to spin out in the intersection until coming to rest in the shoulder of the road. Property damage was estimated at $4,500.

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Pieces of Kings Mountain History

Brothers Store. The freight office and depot were located to the south on the east side of the tracks.

On March 18, 1869, at Old Furnace, N. C., near Long Creek, Batie Meek Ormand was born just as the railroad came to Cleveland County. “Captain Meek”, as he was familiarly known in Kings Mountain, taught school for three years, then joined Southern Railway Company as a conductor and retired after 50 years of service on November 30, 1939.

Between 1870 and 1872, the building of the Charlotte Atlanta Airline Railway was the force for the founding of the City of Kings Mountain. Farmers had no vision of turning the land into town lots or industrial sites, but men of other parts of the county and adjacent areas saw the possibilities for development.

Freno Dilling moved his sawmill from Cherryville to the site of the present Ulusoy Chenille, LLC at 410 N. Piedmont Ave, Kings Mountain, in May 1872. The first railroad track was laid in the fall of that same year. Dilling’s sawmill supplied some of the cross ties and his well supplied the water to the railroad engines.

After the incorporation of Kings Mountain in 1874, the town enjoyed an economic boom. Railroad officials con-

structed the first passenger depot on the west side of the tracks, which was opposite of the Mauney

The railroad opened a whole new world to the residents of the White Plains area bringing groceries, clothing, and other goods within easy reach. The railroads also provided faster access to distant cities and created a need for a hotel in the downtown area. Mountain View Hotel was the center of the community until it was sold in 1945. Before the end of that decade the hotel was razed, and Joy Theater anchored that corner, and it continues to do so today.

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Have Thanksgiving every day!

Looking Back

On March 14, 1974, Kings Mountain Mirror Editor Tom McIntyre published the following article about the history of the railroad in our community. His prose makes this story unique, emotional, and haunting, all the while sharing the unique story of why the railroad can be credited for building Kings Mountain. Looking back, this article tells the history of how Kings Mountain came to be, what fostered its growth, and why the town and railroad continue to be bound together all these years later.

WHEN RAILROAD WAS KING

Mules came first.

Dull-eyed. Stubbornly determined.

Driven from sunup ‘til sundown, day after day, week after week, month after month muscles bulging beneath shaggy, sweat-streaked hides until rivers and streams, fertile land and forest had yielded.

Men replaced mules.

Men with pick and spade flashing in the sun, slashing the soil. Men with backs straining under their labors. Men with crosscut and hammer.

The builders.

Builders who destroyed as they built

who destroyed one way of life and replaced it with another. The railroad men.

They couldn’t have known. Those tillers of the land around White Plains couldn’t have known where it was leading. Not those men, their gaunt faces burned and creased by the wind and sun of 1870. Their universe was measured in acres, their journeys in circles.

They couldn’t have known that gleaming steel paralleling to a point in the distance meant people were on the way; men who strutted in hard boots, men with pale eyes that had seen what lay beyond the forest, beyond the mountains, who talked of places and things strange to White Plains; and women. Women who smelled of pink soap and wore meeting clothes on weekdays.

They couldn’t have known people were on the way, carried by a foul-smelling steel monster as big as a barn that clung to those ribbons of steel tighter than mules to a furrow; a monster that shattered peace of mind like a soul wrenched from living bowels and cast screaming and kicking into the fires of hell.

But in the fall of 1872, they knew.

The Charlotte-Atlanta Airline Railway (later Southern) was in White Plains. See LOOKING BACK, Page 5A

Thanksgiving always comes and goes too fast. We often think, “We need more time to focus on the Thanksgiving holiday.” For many, it seems that Thanksgiving gets sandwiched between Halloween and Christmas.

By late September, many of the stores and television commercials are focusing on Christmas.

The only way we can fix the “fast Thanksgiving” holiday is to make Thanksgiving celebration every day. We shouldn’t wait until Thanksgiving to give thanks but give thanks every day.

A thankful heart is a healthier heart. Living in an attitude of Thanksgiving celebrates the gift of life and every opportunity to live life.

Many of us have dreaded the shorter days – dark by 6 o’clock and soon by 5, or even 4:30 in some areas. I used to always dread that but my attitude has changed. I’m just happy to be alive to experience the changing seasons. Take advantage of these cooler, shorter days to get some rest. Longer days will be back soon

and you can mow grass, work or walk until 9 p.m., or later every evening. Go with the flow and enjoy the differences.

I miss the Thanksgivings when my mom and dad were alive and mother cooked. If everyone got together, we could have 20 people in the house. This was a tiring time for my mother. Be sure to always praise the person carrying the cooking load.

Time passes quickly. Every day we should embrace the day. When you see someone, talk to someone, share a meal with someone, then, by all means – embrace and savor the moment.

Give thanks for all occasions that you have to spend time with others whether family or friends.

Thanksgiving is not the same for many of us because there are empty seats at the table. We miss moms and dads who have left us for a better place. We miss wives, husbands, children, and siblings who have left this life too early. This makes us sad and dampens our spirits. Yet, look around and see the people who may not be

here next year. There are no guarantees. Be kind, be loving. Say good words to them. Lift them up. It will make you feel better to give thanks for people and to anoint them.

Jesus was anointed by Mary, the sister of Martha, before His arrest and crucifixion. Some criticized her for doing it but Jesus said she has “…prepared Me for the burial. Let her alone.”

He said she has done a good work. After Mary finished anointing Jesus’ feet the house was filled with the smell of the ointment. When you love and are kind to people it always brings a better fragrance and atmosphere into the house. A part of this is showing Thanksgiving for them and toward them.

Mary ended up with that ointment on her hands and in her hair. When you do good stuff for people to honor them a lot of that good stuff comes back to you.

Have Thanksgiving every day. Give thanks, express thanks, and live in a spirit of being thankful. Your attitude will make your day better and encourage others around you.

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Southern Railway train stopping in Kings Mountain in the 1930s. Looking South from the Overhead Bridge in the early 30s. Homes and businesses on Railroad Avenue are long since gone. Captain Batie Meek Ormand retired from Southern Railroad on Nov. 30, 1939, after 50 years of service. Photos by KMHM Rufus Phifer and Bob Ware prepare the mail for pickup during the 1960s. Glenn Mollette Guest Editorial

KMPD asks for help from community in larceny of catalytic converter

On Monday, November 21, at approximately 1:45 p m., Kings Mountain Police responded to the Patrick Senior Center located at 909 E King Street in reference to a stolen catalytic converter which had been removed from a vehicle in the parking lot of the Center.

Utilizing the Center's surveillance cameras, officers observed a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot during the approximate time of the larceny. Officers were able

to capture the suspicious vehicle as it entered and exited the Center.

KMPD is requesting the community's assistance in helping identify the vehicle and/or suspects involved in this crime.

If anyone can identity the suspicious vehicle or has any information regarding this incident, please contact the Kings Mountain Police Department at (704) 734-0444 or Cleveland County Crime Stoppers at (704) 481-TIPS

KMHM welcomes the trains back

The 20th Annual Toys, Games and Trains Exhibit at Kings Mountain Historical Museum officially opened to the public this past Friday, November 25.

Visitors can enjoy the train exhibit Wednesday through Saturday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. from November 25 through December 31.

This year’s exhibit has filled the museum with model train displays assembled by local “S” Gaugers, as

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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.

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Capt. Ormand and his wife Lillian Allison married on December 30, 1896, at 4 p.m., in her parent’s home at 303 S. Battleground Avenue in Kings Mountain. The couple were the parents of five children, Mrs. Troy Carpenter, Mrs. O. P. Lewis, Hugh Ormand, Henry Ormand, and Lloyd Ormand.

In 1903, Meek and Lillian bought a fourroom cottage at 311 W. Mountain Street from Jonnah Thomasson who had purchased the lot from the J.W. Tracy family. During the years that the Ormand’s owned the

LOOKING BACK

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It was a jumping off place.

A few months prior to the coming of the railroad Capt. Freno Dilling tore his roots out of the Cherryville clay and came to this clearing in the wilderness. In short order his sawmill was humming. Virgin timber quickly became crossties for the coming railroad. The captain’s deep well-furnished water to the engines, later.

And so, it began.

The railroad, with its facilities for transporting people and materials, ignited the spark that heated the forge from which was shaped the solid foundation on which Kings Mountain was built.

And it was the railroad that brought the farsighted young men and women to this settlement. And it was their children and their grandchildren and great-grandchildren who found delight in hot footing it down to the depot to watch the trains coming and going.

And since all the budding businesses were centered around the railroad the depot was a natural hub of activity. Many a youngster, and adult for that matter, idled the hours away sitting in the shade watching the passing parade; the new faces that were quickly to become familiar faces; the wagons pulling to the siding to unload merchandise and materials; drummers in tight suits lugging heavy sample cases filled with modern day miracles of industry.

The railroad.

It was modern before its time. It was fascinating and it was fearsome.

It was a circus; a fourth of July parade.

And it was sadness.

In the dead of night, it rattled through and long after the tremor of its passing was only a memory its whistle-shrill could be heard echoing across the landscape like a melancholy ghost in search of its mate.

During World Wars one and two the depot was a launching pad for hundreds of young men on their way to adventure and service. Bands played. The older people cheered and remained at home. And waited.

And sometimes that launching pad to adventure became the cradle of heartbreak. Some of the young men came home. No bands played. They couldn’t have heard them if they had.

But the railroad brought other people to Kings Mountain; people who only came to visit. People Kings Mountain might never have ever had a chance to meet otherwise.

People such as Senator Folk of Missouri, Senator Copeland of New York, Senator George of Georgia, William Jennings Bryan, and President Herbert Hoover.

These and many more came to Kings Mountain to help celebrate the anniversaries of one of the most famous battles of America’s original fight for independence.

For more years than not the railroad was king.

It was.

Automobiles and airplanes dethroned the king.

Today a train bisecting a community has become an annoyance, especially if the community has neither an under nor overpass. Motorists arrive at their destinations with teeth on edge after waiting,

waiting, waiting for a train to clear the crossing.

And the noise is nerve racking when you are trying to carry on a telephone conversation.

What do we need with trains today?

We have automobiles. We have airplanes.

We answered our own question recently. We ran out of gas.

Does that mean the railroad, like a diehard dictator in exile, is going to make a comeback? Railroad officials are skeptical. Southern, for instance, reports some increased interest, but the SR officials attribute that strictly to the gas shortage. They do not see this as a long-term trend by any means.

Passenger revenue constitutes less than one half of one percent in the Southern coffers. The railroad long ago accepted its new role.

Now, Southern, which winds its way from Washington, D.C. to New Orleans, is like all its sister rail systems earning the daily bread on freight consignments.

The railroad has become a beast of burden.

Like the mules that helped clear the way through Kings Mountain for that modern invention more than 100 summers ago.

As we celebrate the holiday season, be sure to visit Kings Mountain Historical Museum’s Trains exhibit to see memorabilia from the city’s railroad history and local railroad men. The town and the railroad continue to be bound together after 150 years. One can only wonder what the community will look like in 100 years and what role the railroad will play in Kings Mountain’s future.

menting hip-roof dormer windows on the second level. The northeast comer of the porch was refitted as a screened porch in the mid- 20th century. In addition to his career, Meeks Ormand was active as a Mason, Shriner, and Kiwanian.

property, the cottage was expanded to a three-bay facade dominated by an appealing one-story wrap-

around porch, supported by turned posts linked with spindle friezes and spindle railings and three comple-

HEALTHY

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opportunities for more nutritional food choices, which can improve health outcomes and our county’s leading causes of death.”

“The second health priority area, physical activity is highly important to Cleveland County, given that 50% report they lack access to exercise opportunities,” said Gina Carter, Executive Director of Child Care Connections who also attended the meeting. "Of course, we will need to dig deeper to understand the real barriers, but with some education about what physical activity can be and some innovation about how to make it happen, this is definitely a category that we can work together to change."

Now that the coalition has chosen its two

On his 96th birthday, First Presbyterian Church dedicated new offering plates to Captain Batie Meeks Ormand, a longtime elder of the church. He also received a book of letters that including ones from President Richard Nixon, Senator Sam Irvin, and other dignitaries. That day, the family celebrated his birthday with cake and decorations and honored his 50-years career with Southern Railroad.

focus areas, it will begin working with its community partners to inform the public and determine how best to deliver services and resources to help improve health outcomes. The coalition will achieve this through a public information campaign over the next three to six months. The coalition will also begin having community conversations with individuals who are impacted by barriers to healthy eating and physical activity options to begin identifying opportunities for improvement.

Anyone interested in learning more about Healthy Together Cleveland should contact Jordan Frye, Project & Program Coordinator for Healthy Together at Cleveland Healthytogethercleveland@atriumhealth. org.

Healthy Together Cleveland is a coalition dedicated to improving

Ormand’s 100th birthday was held at Kings Mountain Woman’s Club and more than 200 friends and relatives from Kings Mountain, Charlotte, Shelby, Gastonia, and Bessemer City attended. Meek Ormand lived a life of dedicated service to Southern Railroad that provided a good way of life for their family.

The Depot, located at 301 N Piedmont Avenue in Kings Mountain, opened in 1925, so it would have been familiar to Meek Ormand throughout the latter part of his career. Kings Mountain had two other railroad conductors who were considered old-timers and often mentioned in articles: Capt. H. N. Moss and Capt. O’Farrell.

the health of Cleveland County by engaging the community, leaders, and organizations to align and integrate current health and social efforts for maximum impact and developing action plans to support and sustain these efforts. The initiative was selected to be a participant in the Healthy People, Healthy Carolinas initiative. It is also funded by The Duke Endowment and supported by Population Health Improvement Partners and the North Carolina Healthcare Association, which allows the coalition and its partners to increase their impact on healthy eating, active living. The Duke Endowment’s Healthy People, Healthy Carolinas grant enables Healthy Together Cleveland to use the collective impact framework for collaboration, which brings people together in a structured way to achieve social change.

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A display of Batie Meek Ormand’s train memorabilia can be seen during the trains exhibit at Kings Mountain Historical Museum. The plate from his conductor’s hat sits beneath his pocket watch in the exhibit. This photo, credited to Lamar Herndon, was taken in the 1920s in downtown Kings Mountain. The passenger depot roof can be seen across the railroad tracks to the left. A new depot was opened on Battleground Avenue in 1925. Please notifiy KM Police Department if you have any information concerning this suspicious vehicle. (Photo provided)

This past Sunday (November 27) began our Advent season… the time that we come to reflect upon the birth of Jesus, the holy Son of God.

Traditionally, the first Sunday in Advent is the celebration of hope. If there is anything in the world we all need, it is hope. It is so easy for hopelessness to grip our lives and to rob us of the joy God wants us to have. We all need hope. And the best hope is the hope we find in Jesus Christ!

God’s hope is grounded in His promise of the coming Messiah, the Savior of man-

kind. The prophet Isaiah, hundreds of years before the birth of Jesus, foretold of His coming. “For unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given… and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, the Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6). There are nearly 50 such messianic prophecies found in the Old Testament.

One of my favorite Christmas carols is “O Little Town of Bethlehem.” This carol states Jesus’ purpose in graphic terms which we all can understand. The latter

part of verse 1 reads: “Yet in thy dark streets shineth the everlasting light; the HOPES and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight.”

The apostle Peter wrote these words of hope in his first epistle: “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living HOPE through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” (I Peter 1:3).

The hope of the world, Jesus, was born in Bethlehem long ago. But He did not remain as an infant. He grew from childhood into adulthood where He taught His disciples and other followers the truths of God and who later was crucified on a cross

for our sins, for He knew no sin but was God’s perfect sacrifice for ours.

When we accept Jesus as our Savior, we have an eternal hope…the hope in knowing that nothing can separate us from the love of God through Christ Jesus, our Lord.

In Jesus, we find our hope First, hope in Jesus never disappears. Regardless of what we go through in this life, our hope in Jesus carries us through. Through the Spirit of God, we are never alone. Our Lord is with us all the time!

Secondly, our hope in Jesus never disappoints. In Romans 5:5 we read: “Now HOPE does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our

hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.”

Thirdly, hope in Jesus gives us a reason to live. Hope in Jesus motivates us to keep going on even against the odds. Without hope we have the tendency to give up…to quit…to throw in the towel. On the other hand, when we have hope in Jesus we have something to look forward to. We serve a risen Savior and He walks with us through every circumstance in our lives. Recently I was diagnosed with lymphoma and will soon have to undergo some 18 weeks of chemotherapy. I thank God I will not have to go through this alone. He fills me with His hope! Plus, I am thankful for my church family, my immediate family, and my friends who know Jesus lifting me up in their prayers. While we don’t know the future, we know Who it is Who holds the future in His omnipotent

hands. I have an eternal hope both in this life and the life hereafter.

In this Advent season, I want you to have this hope in Jesus as well. When we know Him, nothing can separate us from the love God through Christ Jesus our Lord!

I close with the words of a hymn that I trust you can either sing or repeat as your very own:

“Jesus, my Lord, will love me forever, From Him no power of evil can sever, He gave His life to ransom my soul, Now I belong to Him. I belong to Jesus, Jesus belongs to me, Not for the years of time alone, but for eternity!”

Kings Mountain Area Church Directory

Emmanuel Independent Baptist Church 102 Canterbury Road 704-730-7855

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

Faith Baptist Church 1009 Linwood Road

Faith Holiness Church Hwy. 161/ Bessemer City Rd. 704-739-1997

Family Worship Center 1818 Shelby Road 704-739-7206

First Baptist Church 605 W. King Street 704-739-3651

704-750-0171

Anew Beginning Baptist Church 145 Battleground Dr. 704-473-1372

Ardent Life Church 420 Branch Street 704-739-7700

Arise Church 830 E. King St.

Bethlehem Baptist Church 1017 Bethlehem Road 704-739-7487

Boyce Memorial ARP Church Edgemont Drive 704-739-4917

Bethlehem Baptist

1017 Bethlehem Rd. • Kings Mountain, NC

Pastor Clifton Morgan

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

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

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

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

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

704-487-7697

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

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

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

Cornerstone Independent Baptist 107 Range Road 704-737-0477

Crowders Mountain Baptist 125 Mayberry Lane 704-739-0310

David Baptist Church 2300 David Baptist Ch. Rd. 704-739-4555

dixonpresbyterian.com

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

East Kings Mountain Church of God Hwy 161, Bessemer City/ KM Hwy. 704-739-7367

Eastside Baptist Church 308 York Road 704-739-8055

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

El Bethel United Methodist Church 122 El-bethel Road 704-739-9174

First Church of the Nazarene 121 Countryside Road 704-734-1143

First Presbyterian Church 111 E. King Street 704-739-8072

First Wesleyan Church 505 N. Piedmont Avenue 704-739-4266

Galilee United Methodist 117 Galilee Church Road 704-739-7011

Gloryland Missionary Baptist Church 101 Benfield Rd. 704-740-7212

Gospel Assembly Church 202 S. Railroad Avenue 704-739-5351

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

Grace Fellowship 144 West Mountain Street 704-481-8888

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

Harvest Baptist Church 144 Ware Road 704-734-0714

Kings Mountain Baptist Church 101 W. Mountain Street 704-739-2516

Life of Worship Ministries 405 S. Cherokee St. 704-777-2927

Kings Mtn.Dream Center 1128 York Road 704-739-8496

Tim & Angie Goates, Pastors www.kmdreamcenter.com

Lighthouse Ministries 1908 Shelby Rd. Kings Mountain

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

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

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

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Notice: In order to accommodate the number of churches in our communities, we will print two alternating lists of churches each week. If you don’t see the church you’re looking for, be sure to check next week. Support Our Local Churches Call us today to find out how to place your ad on this page 704-484-1047 “My steps have held fast to your paths; my feet have not slipped.” Psalm 17:6 The Staff of HARRIS FUNERAL HOME 108 S. Piedmont Ave. • Kings Mountain 704-739-2591 704-482-9896 904 S. Post Rd., Shelby Locally Owned and Operated www.shelbyalarm.com Security & Surveillance Systems Specialists for over 32 Years Kenny Spangler, President 227 S. Cherokee St. Kings Mountain 704-739-0193 Tire Inc. We Support our We our local churches churches. 228 S. Washington St. Shelby arnoldsjewelry.com Compliments of & Gift Gallery C&C Heating & Cooling, LLC Sales–Service Installation Bobby Childers - Owner • NC License #9507 704-739-1043 502 York Rd. • Kings Mountain LAUGHLIN FURNITURE 400 N. Lafayette St., Shelby 704-484-3204 www.laughlinfurnitureoutlet.com You Call We Haul 704-739-4747 CARS THAT FIT YOUR BUDGET 704-487-5520 tel/fax 1016 College Ave. (Hwy. 150) • Shelby, NC 28152 (Near Boiling Springs, NC) www.edsteibelimports.com IMPORTS STEIBEL ED
Christmas Is Hope!
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KM Crisis Ministry needs your help

Kings Mountain Crisis Ministry (KMCM), an emergency organization sponsored by the Kings Mountain Ministerial Association, helps individuals and families in need in our community. With rising inflation resulting in greater needs locally, the ministry is asking the community for help.

KMCM is a Second Harvest Food Pantry and receives donations of fresh produce, deli and bakery items from Food Lion and Walmart. The receive can goods from many businesses, churches, and individuals that hold food drives and donate food monthly. Local realtors leave door hangers, and many individuals support the mission through them. Bethware School recently donated, also.

The ministry receives funding from local churches, individuals, United Way, City of Kings Mountain, grants, charitable organizations, and fundraisers. City of Kings Mountain provides office

space and facilities at the YMCA free of charge.

Those applying for assistance must meet certain criteria and provide all the following items: driver’s license or picture ID of all adults in household, Social Security CARDS of all in household (adults & children), proof of income/ money received in last 30 days, copy of DSS Food Stamp Letter, proof of residency (correct name & address), and proof showing why in crisis - any receipts, statement, etc.

Anticipating greater needs from people, and due to rising inflation, KMCM is looking for partners, both individual and corporate, to become monthly donors. For more information or to make an online donation, visit www.kmcrisisministry.org.

The Kings Mountain Crisis Ministry is located on the back, right side, of the YMCA building. Visitors can park at the outside pool area. The ministry is open for donations, food, clothes, and financial assistance on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and

Friday from 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Call 704-739-7256 to make an appointment. Items needed are clothing, and linens. No furniture or other household items are accepted.

Board member Ricky Yow is also a member of Battleground Community Church that supports KMCM and suggests if people want to make donations outside the ministry’s hours, donors can call 704734-5419 and schedule a time to drop-off donations at 309 S Battleground Avenue instead. They will get them to the ministry.

This year, KMCM is holding a Bell Ringing Fundraiser at Ingles during December and volunteers are needed to man the kettle and ring the bell. Individuals, churches, and corporations are asked to call 704-739-7256 for more information on ways to support Kings Mountain Crisis Ministry’s mission.

Brutko painting featured on new book

The new book “Oratorio That Was Time”, was recently published by writer Robert Morgan who grew up near Flat Rock, N.C.

Artist Shirley Brutko painted Cicero Ward Mountain and is featured in on the front cover of the book; an artists’ dream come true!

In 2012, Shirley painted the mountain that can be seen from Robert Morgan’s home near Flat Rock, N. C. The book features poems and short stories, and the painting is a watercolor.

SASi gifts for everyone on your Christmas list

Holiday shopping is underway at Southern Arts Society (SASi) in Kings Mountain. Their galleries have been turned into a Holiday Boutique filled with a wide variety of original art and handmade fine crafts. Regional artists have work available: painting, mixed media, jewelry, pottery, paper craft, fiber, woodwork and textiles (knitted and crocheted items). All the items are made by hand with many being unique, one of a kind works of art. Artisans

have been busy making fine beaded jewelry, functional

and whimsical pottery, crocheted scarves and hats along with paintings of all sizes for that special and personal gift. There are Lazy Susan’s decoratively painted by hand to adorn your kitchen table or workspace. The Holiday Boutique is open now through January 7 to shop for the holiday season. Shopping hours are Hours: Tues – Sat, 10 am to 3 pm.

The traditional Open House to kick off their annual SASi Calendar sale will be held Saturday November 26 from 10 am until 4 pm and Sunday November 27 from 1-4 pm. The 2023 Calendar themed "Vintage Toys", consists of 12 original pieces of hand pulled silk-screened art. Each month is designed by a different artist, giving you twelve individual original art prints. Artwork featured in the calendar this year reminds us of our carefree youth and the simple, fun toys we played with as children.

The late A.B. Mauney Snow and a dozen friends founded Southern Arts So-

Delta Tau Chapter officers installed

Members of Delta Kappa Gamma, an International Society for Key Women Educators met May 20 at the Kings Mountain Middle School.

The officers for 20222024 were installed. They are President Stephanie

Hinson, First Vice President Patty Smith, Treasurer Bendatra McDowell, and Past President Lisa May.

Delta Kappa Gamma’s mission is to promote professional and personal growth of women educa-

tors and excellence in education. “Leading Women Educators Impacting Education Worldwide” is the vision statement of the Society. Members honored outgoing president Lisa May.

Patrick Senior Center Holiday Open House Dec. 1

Patrick Senior Center announces their Holiday Open House for Thursday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 909 E. King Street. Bring the whole family for a day of Christmas joy and see what the Senior Center has to offer! Have your pic-

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

The First Rule of Punk MML Chapter Book Club

4:30

p.m. This month, participants will be reading “The First Rule of Punk” by Celia C. Pérez, the exciting tale of a girl living by her own code and will discuss the story while enjoying free snacks

in the Library Community Room. Ages 10 and up.

This months Chapter Book Club is done in partnership with the Davidson Association. Registration required.

ciety in 1984 to promote the talents of local artists around Kings Mountain. Soon after the group formed, the idea began of producing an art calendar by hand to earn money for the group. The 2023 edition marks 38 years of producing the limited-edition calendars. The Calendars are reserved from year to year by loyal collectors with many being shipped all around the country, leaving only a small number open to sell to the general public. Be sure to get yours early before they sell out. The twelve-month calendar set sells for $30, and a frame (in black, gold or silver) to hold the calendar may be purchased for $30. Many who purchase the calendar refuse to look at them ahead of time, wanting to be surprised as each month

comes along to turn the page and see a new work of art.

SASi’s “Holiday Boutique” will be in the galleries of Southern Arts Society now through January 7, 2023.

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

by appointment. SASi will be closed Nov 24-25 and Dec 25-28. Admission is Free. For more information please visit www.SouthernArtsSociety. org, or their Facebook page. Contact 704.739.5585 or email SouthernArtsSociety@ gmail.com.

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Mauney Memorial Library’s Chapter Book Club meets in person on Thursday, December 8 from 3:30 – 2022-2024 Delta Kappa Gamma officers pictured L-R: Bendatra McDowell, Missy Short, Patty Smith, Stephanie Hinson, and Lisa May. Photo by Connie Savell Painting by Shirley Brutko (Photo provided) Darlene Godfrey knit wear. 2022 Farm Springs Pottery mugs. Peggy Burton Sign of Christmas watercolors. Michael Denton wood Santas. Darlene Godfrey Calendar Page on the drying rack.

Scenes from the city’s Christmas Tree lighting

Club’s

FESTIVAL

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Neisler’s signature Downtown Christmas Fantasy Light Show where a dazzling display of lights synchronize to music playing on your car’s radio (tune into 87.9 to enjoy the show!) Stroll through Patriots Park and experience Costner’s Christmas Lights

Extravaganza, where one special display will be unveiled that is guaranteed to take your breath away.

Liberty Mountain Garden located at the Joy Performance Center will be transformed into a Downtown Artisan Market featuring local goods that will make the perfect stocking stuffers, and, of course, the extremely popular Polar Express train rides will be returning for another sea-

son.

All this and more in Downtown Kings Mountain, Saturdays, December 3, 10 and 17, 2022 from 5:30 - 8:30pm.

For more information, contact the Special Events Department at 704-7302101, access their website at www.kingsmountainchristmas.com or Facebook page at https://www. facebook.com/CityofKMSpecialEvents.

PARADE

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near Advance Auto Parts.

Over 100 entries are expected for this special parade, including the Kings Mountain High School Marching Mountaineers, Mayor Scott Neisler, City of Kings Mountain’s City Manager and Elected Officials, Cleveland County Commissioners, the Catawba Shrine

The Christmas Parade will impact various roads beginning on Gold Street at the intersection of Highway 161; west down Battleground Avenue (216); east on 74 Business, then south on Deal St. Motorists are urged to use extreme caution

while traveling through Kings Mountain.

While vehicles will not be allowed, spectators are encouraged to take chairs or stand along the parade route.

After the parade, City of Kings Mountain will host “Kings Mountain Christmas Festival, which will include, a Downtown Artisan Market, Carriage Rides, Fantasy Light Show and Katie and Grady Costner Christmas Lights Extravaganza at Patriots Park. This event will begin at 5:30 p.m.

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Gator Patrol, and the jolly ole elf himself, Santa Claus, and many other surprises. Kings Mountain own 2022 Mountaineer Football Team will serve as Grand Marshals for this special event. David Roach performs for the crowd. After the crowd counted it down, Kings Mountain’s Christmas Tree shone brightly and beckoned everyone Home for the Holidays.

East Lincoln Mustangs end Mountaineers’ 13-1 season

East Lincoln let its horses out early and often in a 46-20 victory over Kings Mountain’s Mountaineers in the fourth round of the state 3A football playoffs Friday night at John Gamble Stadium.

The Mustangs, looking very much like a state championship caliber team, scored the first two times they possessed the football and by halftime had their 14th win in hand with a 32-7 lead.

Kings Mountain had good drives early but big defensive plays by the visitors kept them out of the end zone.

The Mountaineers had a good drive going after the opening kickoff behind the running of Casey Holland and catches by Zay Smith, Antonio Armstrong and Ja’Qualyn Sanders but the drive stopped on a pass interception. On the Mustangs’ first touch of the football, Deuce Daley went 40 yards for a touchdown and a 6-0 lead.

Held to three and out after the Mustangs’ kickoff went into the end zone, the Mountaineers had to punt and East Lincoln’s Keandre Walker returned it 40 yards for a TD and a 12-0 lead.

Good running by Holland and Robert Kendrick behind good blocking by the offensive line got the Mountaineers from their own 20

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‘It was a great season’

Kings Mountain’s Mountaineers ended their 100th year of football last week with one of their best seasons in history, going undefeated through the regular season and three rounds in the state 3A playoffs, and with hard work over the off-season they should be good again next year and making another championship run.

During the season the

“It was a great season,” said head coach Greg Lloyd, by far the winningest football coach in KMHS history. “It was a lot of fun. I See SEASON, Page 2B

KM volleyball players, team earn big awards

Kings Mountain High’s undefeated Big South 3A Conference champion volleyball team reaped big awards when post-season all-star teams were announced this week.

Making the All-Big South Conference team were Meile Songaila, Caroline Barber, Paige Bagwell and Myracle Davis. Songaila was named Big South Offensive Player of the Year and Barber was selected Big South Defensive Player of the Year.

Songaila and Davis were selected to the North Carolina All-Region team and Songaila was named All-State.

Davis, Songaila, Camden Pasour, Bagwell and Barber were named to the AVCA Phenom Watch List and the

KMHS basketball opens season with sweep of RSC Hilltoppers

Kings Mountain High’s varsity basketball teams opened their season last week against R-S Central at Donald L. Parker Gymnasium and new women’s coach Tim Guest and new men’s coach Andrew Fann were rewarded as the Lady Mountaineers rolled 55-13 and the Mountaineers 78-45.

With several players returning from last year, Coach Guest was highly impressed to see her ladies jump out to a 16-0 lead after the first period and 28-4 at halftime. She used the second half to work everybody into the game and still outscored the visitors 27-9. See BASKETBALL, Page 2B

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See KM quarterback Lamont Littlejohn shovel passes to Jake Lloyd for a gain in Friday’s game with East Lincoln in the fourth round of the NCHSAA playoffs. Photos by Gary Smart Michael Lubas blocks for Caleb Holland in last week’s state playoff game with East Lincoln at John Gamble Stadium. Quarterback Lamont Littlejohn gets ready to hand ball to Robert Kendrick (0) in Friday’s game against East Lincoln at KMHS. Mountaineers swept Cleveland County with wins over three other perennial powers Shelby, Burns and Crest and defeated other powers such as Asheville and South Point to run the table in the regular season. team was the AVCA Best and Brightest second team. The Lady Mountaineers were undefeated in the Big South with a 14-0 record and went 27-3 overall. MEILE SONGAILA PAIGE BAGWELL CAMDEN PASOUR MYRACLE DAVIS CAROLINE BARBER

EAST LINCOLN

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to the visitors’ 17 before a chop block penalty pushed them back to the 34. Following a pass interception and a six-yard sack by the visitors’ Blake Bradford the Mountaineers had to punt from the 40. KM was flagged for interfering with a fair catch and the Mustangs took over at their own 24. A 52-yard gallop by Ben Cutter put the visitors on the KM 28 and on the first play of the second quarter Tyler Mizzell caught a touchdown pass and then caught a two-point conversion pass for a 20-0 lead.

Kings Mountain got its offense in gear, and this time drove 65 yards in 10 plays to score on a seven yard run by AJ Richardson. Holland carried much of the running load taking the handoff four times for 34 yards. Kendrick carried twice for eight yards and Littlejohn had an eight yard run.

The KM defense held the visitors to three and out and began a good scoring drive with 6:13 remaining in the half. But, the drive bogged down, forcing a punt and Daley returned it for a touchdown and a 26-7 lead with 2:28 left on the first half clock.

KM had another potential scoring drive going, but the visitors’ Keandre Walker intercepted a pass and took it 75 yards for a TD and a 32-7 halftime lead.

Dailey returned the second half kickoff 80 yards to run the score to 39-7. Again, KM got off a good drive with Holland carry-

BASKETBALL

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CoRey Simpson led the Lady Mountaineers with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Tyasya Bell added 11 points and seven boards and Khalia King had nine points and five assists. Alayna Patrick had six points and three rebounds, Myracle Davis nine points and five boards, Austyn Dixon two points and three rebounds and London Brown and Allysia Pettis two points each.

“It was a good start,” said Coach Guest. “We are really fortunate that we have the majority of our players back from last year.”

Fann’s Mountaineers broke out to a 26-11 lead in the first period and were never headed. They were on top 47-17 at the half and 67-30 going into the fourth

ing the running load and Littlejohn hitting Smith, Brown (twice) and Kendrick by going from its own 20 to the Mustang 10 where they faced fourth and goal. Brown caught a pass but was tackled at the two. Following a KM offside penalty Mizzell threw a quick out to Markell Clark who hauled it 93 yards for a 46-7 lead.

Kings Mountain rallied as Holland returned the ensuing kickoff from his 13 to the East Lincoln 41. Facing third and 15 at the EL 46, Littlejohn hit Brown for a first down at the 23 and two carries by Micah Ward for 13 yards and two by Kendrick for six set up a two-yard touchdown run by Richardson to cut the margin to 46-13.

After a missed East field goal attempt with 2:43 remaining in the third, KM got a 52-yard pass reception by Brown for a first down at the EL 28. Holland rambled 19 yards to the nine and then covered the final nine to account for the final score with 2:03 remaining in the third.

The loss ended KM’s longest winning streak in school history but the number of wins fell one short of the 1998 team that that went 14-2 with a loss at Freedom in the regular season and Winston-Salem Carver in the state championship game in Chapel Hill.

quarter.

The Mountaineers placed four men in double figures with freshman Bradley Floyd leading the way with 21 points. Sophomore Thomas Spicer added 14, sophomore Kee’Donn Linney 11 and freshman Tucker Robinette 10. Mikey Wilkins led the Hilltoppers with 24.

Kings Mountain will travel to RS Central Dec. 6 and East Gaston Dec. 8 for non-conference games before opening Big South 3A Conference action at home on Friday, December 9 against Gastonia Ashbrook.

BOYS BOXSCORE

KM (78) – Floyd 21, Spicer 14, Linney 11, Robinette 10, Osborne 8, Wilson 7, Foster 5, Maddox 2. RS (45) – Wilkins 24, Hipp 9, Watkins 8, Crocker 2, Harbison 2.

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am very pleased with the season. We didn’t play our best game Friday but we played very well every other Friday night. I am pleased with the way we played.”

After edging Shelby by two points to open the season, the Mountaineers really didn’t have another close game until the third round of the playoffs when they had to come from behind in the final minutes to edge a good West Charlotte team.

Friday, a state championship-caliber East Lincoln team came to Gamble Stadium and shocked the Mountaineers 46-20 in the fourth round.

“East Lincoln started out just like West Charlotte did,” noted Coach Lloyd. “We got behind the sticks

from the beginning and had a lot of penalties. But, this time it just snowballed on us. Their defense blocked us better than anybody we’ve played all year.

“I think they might have come down here with a chip on their shoulder,” he added. “They were good in all phases of the game. We had a lot of penalties and sort of shot ourselves in the foot.”

The Mountaineers lose only 10 seniors. They are good ones but there will be a lot of good ones coming back as well as some good JVs coming up.

“We’ll take a little time off but in January we will be back in the weight room and working toward next season,” Lloyd said. “Next year could be just as good, hopefully better. We’re disappointed but when you look back it’s hard not to take a 13-1 season.”

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KM’s Zay Smith is ready to put the smack down on East Lincoln’s Ben Cutter in Friday’s fourth round playoff game at Gamble Stadium. Photos by Gary Smart

SPORTS THIS WEEK

Thur., Dec. 1

4:15 p.m. – Middle school volleyball, East Lincoln at Kings Mountain.

4:15 p.m. – Middle school wrestling, Kings Mountain at East Lincoln.

5:30 p.m. – High school wrestling, KMHS at North Lincoln (Quad).

6 p.m. – High school swimming, Crest, Ashbrook and South Point at Kings Mountain.

Tues., Dec. 6

4:15 p.m. – Middle school volleyball, Kings

Mountain at Lincolnton.

4:15 p.m. – Middle school wrestling, Lincolnton at Kings Mountain.

5:30 p.m. – High school wrestling, tri at Kings Mountain (opponents TBD).

6 p.m. – High school basketball, Kings Mountain at RS Central.

Wed., Dec. 7

4 p.m. – High school indoor track, Kings Mountain and Fred T. Foard at Bunker Hill.

Lady Patriots volleyball team still undefeated

The undefeated Kings Mountain Middle School volleyball team had its toughest match of the season in its last game before the Thanksgiving break. The Lady Patriots were taken to the limit before edging a very good Burns team 25-18, 23-25, 25-21, 19-25, 15-11.

Leading the victory were Campbell Benton with 18 kills, a block, 20 service points and seven aces; Jillian Patton eight service points, 15 digs, 14 assists and a kill; Avaclaire Moss 10 assists, seven digs, two kills, 18 service points and two aces; Ava Broome six service points, one ace, two assists and 49 digs; Avery Cruise 15 service points, five aces and 32 digs and Jaylee Woodward 11 kills.

In a match the previous Thursday, the Lady Patriots swept North Lincoln 25-11, 25-21, 25-13.

Campbell Benton provided 10 service points, two aces, a block and 13 kills. Jillian Patton had 12 assists, two kills, seven digs, 13 service points and five aces. Avaclaire Moss had 13 service points, four aces and nine assists, Avery Cruise 10 digs, 16 service points and six aces, Ava Broome nine service points, five aces, two kills and 16 digs and Jaylee Woodward one block and seven kills.

The Lady Patriots were scheduled to resume action yesterday against West Lincoln and will host East Lincoln Thursday.

Casey Holland gets a block from Isaiah Eskridge in Friday’s game with East Lincoln at KMHS. Photos by Gary Smart KM senior captains AJ Richardson, Isaiah Eskridge, Lamont Littlejohn and Jake Lloyd go to midfield to meet with East Lincoln captains for coin toss to begin last week’s playoff game. The KMHS band performs from the stands for an overflow crowd at last week’s playoff game with East Lincoln at Gamble Stadium. Kings Mountain Middle School's volleyball team celebrates a big victory over Burns in Tri-County Conference play last week. The Lady Patriots went into the holiday break with a perfect record.
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Animals need your help finding a forever home

Cleveland County Animal Services works to make the adoption process as seamless as possible. Their priority is making the best possible matches to find forever homes for shelter pets.

All dog adoptions include:

• Initial medical exam

• Initial deworming

• Initial heartworm screening

• DHLPP vaccination

• Rabies vaccination and tag

• Microchip ID and registration

• Spay or neutering

All cat adoptions include:

• Initial medical exam

• Initial deworming

• FVRCP vaccination

• Rabies vaccination and tag

• Microchip ID and registration

• Spay or neutering

In order to adopt, you must have a valid, government issued photo ID. This can be driver's license, passport, ID card.

The release date and time is exactly 72 hours after an animal has been picked up as a stray. N.C. law requires this holding period to provide owners the opportunity to reclaim their lost pet. If an

animal has been surrendered by the owner, the release date and time is immediate. If the release date and time falls during a time when the Animal Shelter is not open, the animal will be available when the shelter opens on the next business day.

Adoption Hours:

• Monday through Friday 10 AM - 4 PM

• The shelter is closed on Saturdays and Sundays.

In the following circumstances, staff may decline an adoption.

• Adopter appears to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol

• Adopter has demonstrated the inability to physically manage the selected pet

• Adopter has been convicted in criminal court for matters related to animal cruelty

• Adopter has been cited for animal cruelty

Adoption fees are $40 for dogs and $20 for cats. In some instances, these fees are waived.

Special adoption promotions occur from time to time and include a reduced fee adoption.

On-going adoption promotions:

LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

Having qualified on 9th day of November, 2022 as Administrator of the Estate of ROBERT BREVARD CALLAHAN, 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, Derrick Eugene Callahan, Administrator, on or before the 23rd of February, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 23rd day of November, 2022.

Derrick Eugene Callahan, Administrator Estate of: Robert Brevard Callahan 2917 Wood Rd Mooresboro, NC 28114

KMH (11/23, 30, 12/07, 14/2022)

LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

Having qualified on 28th day of October, 2022 as Executor of the Estate of MARK MONTGOMERY JOHNSON, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Dale Guffey, Counsel for the Estate,at 812 Waters Street, Shelby, NC 28152 on or before the 9th of February, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 9th day of November, 2022.

Nathan Mullinax, Executor

Estate of: Mark Montgomery Johnson 120 Valerie Drive Shelby, NC 28152

Counsel for the Estate:

Dale Guffey 812 Waters Street Shelby, NC 28152

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LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK

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

Having qualified on the19th day of September, 2022 as Executrix of the Estate of Willie Mae Norris, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Executrix on or before the 11th day of February, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment.

This the 9th day of November, 2022

Annette Gentry 426 Kildare Dr. Shelby, NC 28152

KM (11/9, 11/16, 11/23 & 11/30/2022)

• Pets for Patriots - Fee waived adoption for retired and active military veterans

• Special Needs Pets - Fee waived adoption for pets with special needs

• Seniors for Seniors - Fee waived adoption for residents older than 60 adopting a dog or cat eight years or older.

• Two for One - Cats prefer company. Adopt one cat get the second a no charge.

The mission of the Cleveland County Animal Services Department is to protect the

health and safety of residents; promote humane care and prevent cruel treatment of animals; and work to reduce the number of stray and homeless animals in the county.

If you are interested in adopting a dog, please visit our shelter at 1601 Airport Rd. Shelby NC 28150. Adoption fees are normally $40 and include spay/neuter, vaccinations, flea/tick treatment, deworming, microchip, and a rabies license.

LEGAL NOTICE

STATE

OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

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

This the 16th day of November, 2022.

Shanda Spencer, Administratrix Estate of John Wright Williams. P.O. Box 1899

Boiling Springs, North Carolina 28017

KMH (11/16, 23, 30 & 12/07/2022)

LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

Having qualified on 1st day of November, 2022 as Executrix of the Estate of SALLIE IRENE CROTTS; AKA, SALLIE CROTTS EARLS, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Jo Ann James, Executrix, on or before the 9th of February, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 9th day of November, 2022.

Jo Ann James, Executrix Estate of: Sallie Irene Crotts; aka, Sallie Crotts Earls 1326 Kings Circle Shelby, NC 28150

KMH (11/09, 16, 23 & 30/2022)

LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

Having qualified on 15th day of November, 2022 as Executrix of the Estate of RUBY S. PRICE, 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, Jacquelyn H. Price, Executrix, on or before the 23rd of February, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 23rd day of November, 2022.

Jacquelyn H. Price, Executrix Estate of: Ruby S. Price PO Box 310 Bostic, NC 28018

KMH (11/23, 30, 12/07, 14/2022)

CLT December auditions start

There are upcoming auditions for a production at the Cherryville Little Theatre starting Dec. 4 and ending Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. The auditions are for the Oscar Wilde-written play, “The Importance of Being

The play is directed by Erika Barnes and, as has been noted, the auditions will be at Cherryville Little Theatre Sunday, Dec. 4 and Monday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m.

Performances are scheduled for Feb. 3, 4, 10, and 11 at 7 p.m., and Feb. 5 and 12, at

Sarah Fox Sandoval, of the Cherryville Little The-

atre, said, “Oscar Wilde’s famous comedy of manners, set in mid-century America, is the classic story of two men – Jack and Algernon –who use aliases to live more adventurous lives and win the hearts of Gwendolyn and Cecily, who both want only to be with someone named Earnest. A hilarious tale of miscommunication, mistaken identities and love, this modern adaptation of this Victorian play is one you’ll want to be a part of.” Find their Facebook events for character breakdowns, scripts and more information.

LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

Having qualified on 10th day of November, 2022 as Executrix of the Estate of JAMES EDWARD BLANTON, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Vicky Blanton, Executrix, on or before the 16th of February, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 16th day of November, 2022.

Vicky Blanton, Executrix Estate of: James Edward Blanton 1347 Crossland Rd Clover, SC 29710

KMH (11/16, 23, 30 & 12/07/2022)

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: GERALD BROADUS NORMAN, Deceased

Having qualified on the 28th day of October, 2022 as Executor of the Estate of Gerald Broadus Norman, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Executor on or before the 11th day of February, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment.

This the 9th day of November, 2022

Michael J. Norman 1912 Elizabeth Avenue Shelby, NC 28150

KM (11/9, 11/16, 11/23 & 11/30/2022)

LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK In the Matter of the Estate of: ALICE ELIZABETH TOWERY aka ALICE ELIZABETH JONES TOWERY File No. 22 E 106

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA CLEVELAND COUNTY IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION 22 E 106 Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Alice Elizabeth Towery aka Alice Elizabeth Jones Towery, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the Estate of said Alice Elizabeth Towery aka Alice Elizabeth Jones Towery to present them, duly verified, to the undersigned, Jessica Jones Lance, c/o Loann S. Meekins, Teddy Meekins & Talbert, PLLC, 301-A E. Warren Street, Shelby, NC 28150 on or before the 16th day of February, 2023 or same will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said Estate please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 16th day of November, 2022. Jessica Jones Lance, Executor of the Estate, c/o Loann S. Meekins, Teddy Meekins & Talbert, PLLC, 301-A E. Warren Street, Shelby, NC 28150 KM (11/16, 11/23, 11/30 & 12/7/2022)

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Apprenticeship Cleveland a path to success

When Maddox Brown was a senior at Kings Mountain High School he took some HVAC classes at Cleveland Community College to fill his schedule. What he found was a career he wanted to pursue. Apprenticeship Cleveland is providing him a path to success.

“The reason I like working in the HVAC industry is because the job changes every day. I use the same skills and knowledge but every day I am presented with a new problem or job that is completely different than the last one.”

By the time Brown graduated from high school he had completed an HVAC certificate tuition free thanks to the Career and College Promise (CCP) program. CCP allows high school juniors and seniors to take CCC’s classes tuition-free.

Because HVAC technicians are in demand, Brown was hired as a youth apprentice by Shelby Heating & Air before he graduated high school. Now, he is continuing his education tuition free and earning a living be-

cause he and his employer are participating in Apprenticeship Cleveland. “As someone who grew up in Shelby and attended Cleveland Community College, I was definitely on board to help with this apprentice program and have Maddox join our team,” said Josh Harrison, owner of Shelby Heating & Air. “I remember what it was like to be new to this industry and

now the tables have turned. It feels good to be in a position to help someone like Maddox get started.”

While Brown starts his first career, Doug Womack is an apprentice moving into a new phase of his life. After serving 22 years in the Army, Womack joined the workforce at Greenheck Fan Corporation. While working, he began using his GI Bill ben-

efits to take classes at CCC. The leadership at Greenheck saw Womack’s potential and chose him to be their first employee to go through the apprenticeship program.

A Greenheck representative stated that “Doug Womack has always been a valuable and strong employee at Greenheck. His existing knowledge, willingness to learn, and the traits

obtained through his military background made Doug an ideal candidate to be the first Greenheck employee to go through the NC Apprenticeship Program.”

Womack is nearing completion of his apprenticeship and will earn his journey worker credential in Millwright from the U.S. Department of Labor next year. He has already completed several

certificates and a diploma in Industrial Systems Technology. “Having the opportunity to work with seasoned professionals on the job has helped me translate what I learned in the classroom to real world applications in my industry,” said Womack.

In addition, Womack said, “I have met instructors who guided me through the curriculum and continued to be there for me, willing to answer questions long after completing their classes. This has allowed me to develop professional relationships that I can use as a resource in the future.”

With an aging workforce in skilled trades, employers are having difficulty finding experienced plumbers, electricians, mechanics, and other critical workers. Apprenticeship Cleveland benefits employers by building a pipeline of trained employees and provides workers a path to learn valuable skills while earning a good wage.

Cooking the leading cause of residential fires

LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

Having qualified on 23rd day of November, 2022 as Executor of the Estate of PANSY H. SELLERS; AKA, PANSY HALLMAN SELLERS; AKA, PANSY ELLEN HALLMAN SELLERS, 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, Charles Blenard Sellers, Executor, on or before the 2nd of March, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 30th day of November, 2022.

Charles Blenard Sellers, Executor Estate of: Pansy H. Sellers; aka, Pansy Hallman Sellers; aka, Pansy Ellen Hallman Sellers 246 Sellers Road Kings Mountain, NC 28086

KMH (11/30, 12/07, 14 & 21/2022)

LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

Having qualified on 14th day of June, 2022 as Administrator of the Estate of PAULA BELINDA MAUNEY, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Brenton S. Begley, Administrator, on or before the 9th of February, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 9th day of November, 2022.

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

KMH (11/09, 16, 23 & 30/2022)

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATRIX

Having qualified on 20th of October, 2022 as Administratrix of the Estate of Anthony Christopher St. Clair (22 E 906), deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against said estate to present them, duly verified, to A. Susan Biggers, Administratrix,,Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C., 402 East Graham Street, Shelby, North Carolina 28150, on or before February 9, 2023, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 9th day of November, 2022.

A. Susan Biggers

Administratrix of the Estate of Anthony Christopher St. Clair Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C. 402 East Graham Street Shelby, North Carolina 28150

KMH (11/09, 16, 23 & 11/30/2022)

LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

Having qualified on 23rd day of November, 2022 as Executor of the Estate of J.L. SELLERS, 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, Charles Blenard Sellers, Executor, on or before the 2nd of March, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 30th day of November, 2022.

Charles Blenard Sellers, Executor Estate of: J.L. Sellers 246 Sellers Road Kings Mountain, NC 28086

KMH (11/30, 12/07, 14 & 21/2022)

LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

Having qualified on 2nd day of November, 2022 as Co-Administrators of the Estate of SHIRLEY JANE McMURRY, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Bill K. McMurry, Co-Administrator and/or Dwayne R. McMurry, Co- Administrator, on or before the 9th of February, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 9th day of November, 2022.

Bill K. McMurry, Co-Administrator

Estate of: Shirley Jane McMurry 2318 Londonderry Dr Gastonia, NC 28056 AND/OR Dwayne R. McMurry, Co-Administrator 137 Range Road Kings Mountain, NC 28086

KMH (11/09, 16, 23 & 30/2022)

LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

Having qualified on 6th day of October, 2022 as Administrator of the Estate of VICKY DARLENE DUKES, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Brenton S. Begley, Administrator, on or before the 2nd of March, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 30th day of November, 2022.

Brenton S. Begley, Administrator

Estate of: Vicky Darlene Dukes McINTYRE ELDER LAW 233 E. Graham Street Shelby, NC 28150

KMH (11/30, 12/07, 14 & 21/2022)

LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK

In the Matter of the Estate of: JEANNE B. ESKRIDGE, Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS and DEBTORS

Having qualified on the 21st day of November, 2022 as Executrix of the Estate of Jeanne B. Eskridge, 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 1st day of March, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment.

This the 30th day of November, 2022

LYDIA WILSON 1112 BLENHEIM DR RALEIGH, NC 27612

KM (11/30, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20/22)

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: MARY E. HARTSELL

aka MARY CRAWLEY HARTSELL, Deceased

Having qualified on the 3rd day of November, 2022 as Executor of the Estate of Mary E. Hartsell aka Mary Crawley Hartsell, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Executor on or before the 11th day of February, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment.

This the 9th day of November, 2022

Joe A. Hartsell 1605 Troy Rd. Shelby, NC 28150

KM (11/9, 11/16, 11/23 & 11/30/2022)

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 The Kings Mountain Herald | www.kmherald.com Page 5B
MADDOX BROWN
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DOUG WOMACK
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thing else. Always have a
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water on a grease fire. If something in the oven catches fire leave the oven door closed. If you must evacuate your home, always close the door behind you. And remember: ALWAYS dial 911, even if you think the fire is extinguished.
Kitchen fires are the leading cause of home fires. Photo by KMFD

of cuts, colors, extensions etc. Competitive booth rental rates. Must have a valid Cosmetology License Job Type: Full-time Contact Becky @ 704-692-7094 (704) 692-7094 rssimmons10@ gmail.com

BUSINESS SERVICES

NO-BUG CHRISTMAS! Bob’s Pest Control. Yard sprays only. Ants, fire ants, yellow jackets, roaches, mice, rats. 704-689-7024.

WARREN

FOR SALE

PURE RAW LOCAL HONEY. $20 quart, $12 pint. Produced in Rutherford County. Comb honey $24 quart. Call/ text Jackson Corbin 828-9801823.

BRAND NEW 16’ ALUMINUM Walk Board, $200. (1) 1000 watt generator, new, $100. Call 704-530-7576

FIREWOOD FOR SALE Truck and Trailer Loads. $50 - $75. Can Deliver. 704466-7623.

1999 DODGE 1500. $800. I have ‘99 Dodge pickup, been wrecked, has some good body parts, has good 360 engine and new radiator. (704) 300-1818 kim_hopper@bellsouth.net

ASSORTMENT OF CHILTON REPAIR MANUALS. I have a large assortment of Chilton Auto Repair Manuals. Some are imports and trucks. Some Motor Manuals all are hard back copies. Best Offer! (704) 300-1818 kim_hopper@bellsouth.net

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

CEMETERY LOT AVAILABLE. VETERANS CIRCLE, GASTON MEMORIAL PARK. Reduced price. Call or text (919) 272-5503

FOR SALE

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

PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS with Scratch Pads! Press Room Printing. 704482-2243. (704) 538-5788

TRAILERS, LAWNMOWER TRAILERS, Flatbed Trailers, Enclosed Trailers, Horse and Cattle Trailers, Saddlery. Check our prices and quality before you buy. Bridges Riding Equipment. Boiling Springs, NC. 704434-6389, (704) 473-0867

WANT TO BUY

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

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

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

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

PETS & LIVESTOCK

CHRISTMAS PUREBRED GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES. $500 each. Ready to go December 4th. Text 704-6856323 or call 704-702-2235 for more information.

AKC REGISTERED SCHNAUZER PUPPIES. Salt & Pepper. Ready by Dec 15th. Call or text, (704) 915-0004

REAL ESTATE OUT OF AREA

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

RUTHERFORD COUNTY

2BR, 2BA, 1100SF, HEAT PUMP, 10 acres partly wooded, rolling, secluded, pond. $249,000. Text 828-919-1477 or leave message. Additional 14 acres available. 342 Right Prong Road, Ellenboro, NC. Ellenboro, NC 28040

AMERICAN BRITTANY PUPPIES FOR SALE.

CHAMPION BLOODLINES 9 WEEKS OLD. READY FOR NEW HOMES. ORANGE AND WHITE, VET CHECKED, WILL BE UP TO DATE ON VACCINATIONS. CALL FOR DETAILS, ASK FOR BEN. MALES $850.00 ONE FEMALE LEFT $1000.00. CHECK RIDGEVIEW BRITTANYS ON FB. 704-472-3652 (704) 472-3652 BRITMAN657@ YAHOO.COM

GREAT DANE PUPPY FOR SALE. Call for info. 704-3001404, or (980) 404-0068

GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUPPIES $800. Golden doodle puppies $1,000. All 7 weeks old, male & female. All have had first shots. 704-309-4513.

FOR RENT

CLEVELAND COUNTY

COUNTRY LIVING, POLKVILLE. 2 Bedroom farmhouse. 2 acres, central heat/air. No Smoking or Pets. Not HAP eligible! $575. (704) 487-5480

2 BEDROOM DUPLEX, FALLSTON. Quiet area, central heat/ air, stove, refrigerator, H/W floors. No smoking or pets. Not HAP eligible. Available Dec 1st. $600 mo. (704) 487-5480

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

WE

USED

SHIPMAN’S MASONRY- 48 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Brick, Block & Stone, Outside Fireplaces, Foundations, Underpinnings. “Free Estimates”. 1st Quality Work! (863) 5321587

FIREWOOD. SEASONED 95% OAK., 1/4 cord load$70, $85 - delivered. Bundles - $5 each. 704-435-3970 or 704-458-3081.

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

10FT. X 10FT. X 6FT. chain link dog lot with dog house. $250. 828-919-1477

WANT TO BUY CARS, TRUCKS. Trailers, Tractors, Farm Equipment. Must have ID and proof of ownership. Callahan’s Towing. (704) 6921006

DANNY’S AUTOWERKS. Buying used or junk cars. Competitive prices. Call Danny 828-289-3081 or Jimmy 828-289-1175.

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

FARM & GARDEN

FREE HORSE MANURE COMPOST. Free horse manure compost. Great for gardens. Located in Bostic, NC. 828-447-0652 (828) 447-0652

PETS & LIVESTOCK

AKC REGISTERED CANE CORSO PUPS. Ready to go. All shots UTD. For more info, contact Ronnie (704) 9742716

DOG KENNELS & DOG HOUSES. Dog kennels 10x10x6, 10x20x6, Dog Houses 8x12, 10x16 Delivered & Installed Available. J Johnson Sales Thursday & Friday 10-5 Saturday 10-2. Ph. (828) 2455895

CARS & TRUCKS

COMMERCIAL OFFICE BUILDING FOR RENT across the street from the hospital at 803 N. Washington Street, Shelby. Previously a dentist office and would make a great salon. Call for pricing, 704-3002820

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

2&3 BEDROOM TOWN HOMES. Townhomes located in Shelby, NC. We are currently accepting applications for our waiting list. Rent is based on income (and some expenses are deducted). Please visit us today at Laurel Hill Apartments 1526 Eaves Rd., Shelby NC or call for more information 704-487-1114. Equal Housing Opportunity.

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

HOME REMODELING. Interior and exterior remodeling. Call Charlie today for your free estimate! (828) 244-7087 charliejohnston32@gmail. com

HANDYMAN. All rental and residential services. No job too small. Call Ray at 704813-7623

TRIPLE D PAINTING, LLC. All your painting needs. Free estimates. Over 25 yrs experience! Facial board replacement available!!! Many local references available !! (704) 418-5736 childresstracy1@ gmail.com

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

CLEVELAND COUNTY GARAGE DOORS. Summer Tune-up Special, $69.95. We will check all your equipment lube, make sure it’s working correctly. We repair broken doors. Also offering new installations. 704-477-9119 or 704-472-9367.

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

FOR SALE

2021 MOPAD 50 cc, Black, $700. Call: 980-404-0292.

20X20 DOUBLE CAR METAL CARSHED. Metal double car shed approx 5 yrs old. No rust. No damage. Paid $1800. You move - located in Kings Mtn. Serious inquiries only - call and lv msg - will return call. (704) 420-1056

OLD GAMBLING MACHINE $150. Would make a good man cave piece. (704) 3001818 kim_hopper@bellsouth.

net

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

MOBILITY CHAIRS, SERVICE, USED/NEW. Mobility chairs from $450. to $1695. Service, used and new chairs. Call/text Scooterman John. 704-951-4224 (704) 951-4224 mobilityservices07@gmail. com

FOR SALE. GREAT DEAL! 2 Grave Sites at Cleveland Memorial Park, $1400.00 for pair. Seller will pay transfer fee. In Section 4, Fountain Area, Lot 115, 828-429-5096

SEASONED MIXED HARDWOOD. Cut, split and delivered, stacked on truck, $100. $10 fee for stacking off the truck. 828-395-0758.

TRACTORS, EQUIPMENT, RIDING MOWERS, GARDEN TILLERS, GO-KARTS. Ready to mow. All in excellent condition. Can deliver, 30+ years experience in repair work. 828-980-0853, 704476-9383.

EZ-GO GAS GOLF CART. $550. MPI 2400 Monitor heater with tank & stand, uses kerosene, $700. Burning Barrels $10. Feed Barrels $20. Totes from $60-$100. Call Jeff, Hickory, NC (828) 327-4782

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

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

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

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

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

OEG BANTUM CHICKENS. Free to good home. (704) 4661398

CAMPERS

MALTIPOO

VACATIONS

2&3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Nice and clean, water

704-739-0259.

RUTHERFORD COUNTY

MOBILE HOMES

3-4 BEDROOM HOUSE FOREST CITY 3 bedroom can be used as 4th bedroom. Carport, deck, heatpump. $1400 plus deposit. 828-458-7403. (828) 458-7403

2 BAY SHOP & GRILL for lease. Low rent. 4982 US Highway 64, Union Mills, 28167. Contact Devinder 864533-1353.

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

PITBULL

GERMAN SHEPHERD FEMALE. Solid black, 18 months old, AKC registered, working bloodline. $450. 828-429-0053, 828-7489238. Check our Facebook at Dysart Wolf & Sheperd Kennel.

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GREAT FOR GIFTS OR COLLECTING! SILVER, GOLD & COINS! SILVER Bars & Rounds 1Oz., 5 Oz.,10 Oz., 32 Oz., 50 Oz.. and 2022 Silver Eagles. GOLD 1 Gram, 2.5 Grams, 5 Grams, 10 Grams, 1/10 Oz., 1/4 Oz., 1/2 Oz. & 1 Oz. “We Buy, Sell & Trade”! Jake’s Knives Coins, Collectibles & Antiques located at 1008 S. Lafayette St., Shelby, NC. Call 704-600-6996 or (980) 295-5568
NC4.NEWS IS NOW ONLINE. Scan the Q Code to read the news or visit NC4. news - TheUncleBobby@ mail.com GOLDEN DOMERS TOY AND HOBBY. Visit our NEW LOCATION .....Model Cars, Die-cast Cars & Trucks, Tractors, Hot Wheels, Construction Toys, Sports Memorabilia, Autographed Items, Hard to Find Items! See Mike & Brandon Willis. We’re located at 104 Oliver Ave. (behind El Acapulco Mexican Restaurant in Boiling Springs), Shelby 704-297-0102 or
0103 COINS * COINS * COINS. We Buy & Sell Coins. “Coin Collector Supplies.” JAKE’S
&
CARPENTER/HANDY MAN to remodel rentals. Pay based on experience. 336225-1050. GENERAL MAINTENANCE/ GROUNDSKEEPER. Must have valid drivers license. Call 704-473-4299. (704) 4734299 ONE ON ONE CARE. Is hiring for Direct Support Professional/DSP for full/part time on 2nd shift. Transport experience recommended not required. Apply in person at 203 Lee St, Shelby NC CHURCH SECRETARY. New Hope Baptist Church, Earl, NC has part-time secretary position available. spence29743@ gmail.com EMPLOYMENT 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
BINGO! $300-$500 JACKPOT. $2 hotdogs to go also. Monday Nights at Neal Senior Center Shelby. For details call 704-482-3488
704-297-
KNIVES
COLLECTIBLES. 1008 South Lafayette Street, Shelby. Call 704-600-6996 (980) 295-5568 EMPLOYMENT
NEEDED ScissorSmith Salon located in downtown Kings Mountain is looking for experienced, licensed hair stylists to perform mens grooming and/or womens hair styles inclusive
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES HAIRSTYLIST
AUTOMOTIVE SALES & SERVICE. State of the Art Diagnostics for Major or Minor Repairs. - Trusted & Skilled Mechanics. Tuesday - Saturday 10 - 6 (828) 748-8050
DO IT ALL! Customer service 864-219-8495. Problems, complaints, concerns 864-490-9803.
& NEW MOBILITY CHAIRS From $475. Call Scooterman John @ NC Mobility Services 704-951-4224
CHRISTMAS PUPPIES! AKC LABRADORS. One chocolate male, one black male, two black females remaining. 8 weeks old. Parents on site. Vet-checked, dewormed, first shots $800.
Call or text (704) 473-4891
CANE CORSO PUPPIES FOR SALE. I HAVE NINE PUPPIES I C C F CERTIFIED, TAILS CROPPED, DEW CLAWS ARE REMOVED. A PUPPY WOULD BE A GREAT ADDITION TO YOUR FAMILY. CALL TO RESERVE YOUR PUP TODAY. ASK FOR JEFFERY (919) 763-4919 GIBBSJEFFERY59@GMAIL.COM
and
PUPPY Only female left. 2nd shot
wormed. $400. Call: 704-4776762.
AKC REGISTERED AKITA PUPPIES. Ready Dec 3rd. Serious inquiries only. Nice size, beautiful puppies. (704) 600-5975
PUPPIES, MALE AND FEMALE. 7 weeks and 10 weeks old. $150 to $350. Call or text 704-974-8055.
2020 LEXUS ES 22,500 miles, $40750, great wheels, still under warranty! Sat radio, leather two tone, V6 FWD, sunroof, all weather mats, 2 keys. tggray@carolina.rr.com 2004 LONG TRUCK BED ONLY. Off of a 3500 Dodge Dually, red. Complete bed, lights, tailgate. Asking $2000. 828-429-1301
PREPPERS SPECIAL $8995 FIRM. Never be homeless! 828-453-0828. SCENIC RIDGE COUNTRY CAMPGROUND. Cherryville, NC. Cabins. RV Spots, Daily Weekly, Monthly, Seasonal Sites. (704) 435-0938
SCENIC RIDGE COUNTRY CAMPGROUND. Cherryville, NC. Cabins. RV Spots, Daily Weekly, Monthly, Seasonal Sites. (704) 435-0938 OCEAN LAKES MYRTLE BEACH. Cottage N34. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, den, kitchen, dining, covered deck, near country store. Call Dorcas, 803-718-2659.
1997 HORTON SINGLEWIDE. Completely remodeled inside and out. 2 bedroom, 2 bath. All appliances stay. Unfurnished, $28,000.
448-4303 REAL ESTATE CLEVELAND COUNTY 1.97 ACRES, 3000 SQFT BUILDING. 1144 East Stagecoach Trail, Lawndale, NC 28090. INVESTORS: Great investment. More than 100% one day return. 2020 assessed value $220,325. Purchase price $114,000 firm. Call Thomas Bittner. 828-453-0828. TURN YOUR HOUSE INTO CASH? I PURCHASE UNWANTED RENTAL PROPERTY AND/OR STARTER HOMES. MUST BE PRICED TO SELL! “QUICK CLOSINGS”! Call (704) 472-0006
(828)
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 furnished. Oak Grove Community, Kings Mtn. Call or text,
COMFY AND VERY CLEAN 2-Bedroom 2 full baths, bonus room. Large private lot not in park. New plush carpet, new paint and master bath. Fridge, new range and water included. No pets. No smoking. $750 mo. Email exxona@ yahoo.com for pictures.
CLASSI CLASSIFIED FIED ADS PLACE YOUR AD AT CAROLINACLASSIFIEDS.COM OR CALL 704-484-1047 Deadline: Friday at 12:00 Noon Carolina CLASSIFIEDS.com

Math under construction at West Elementary School

The Monday following Black Friday, known as Cyber Monday, has become one of the top shopping days of the year. But like so much else in 2022, not all the deals will be just on Cyber Monday. Retail experts predicted many of the online shopping activities and special holiday sales started as early as Halloween and may continue throughout the holiday season.

But online shopping –even on Cyber Monday – has risks. The Better Business Bureau reminds everyone to be wary of misleading advertisements, lookalike websites and untrustworthy sellers. The following tips will help you shop online this holiday season, so you can achieve maximum savings while keeping your personal information and hard-earned money secure.

• Beware of false advertising and phony websites. If a company is selling the

hottest item of the year at a price that seems too good to be true, it probably is. Watch out for false advertising and keep a close eye on the web address in your browser. Scammers love to create lookalike websites that, at first glance, appear to belong to a trusted retailer. Make sure websites use the correct spelling of a business name and have legitimate contact information and customer service numbers.

• Shop with trustworthy sellers on secure sites only. Be wary of businesses you aren’t familiar with. Check their BBB Business Profile on BBB.org, look at the rating, and read customer reviews. In addition, be sure any web page you purchase from is secure. Secure web addresses begin with HTTPS:// and not just HTTP://. Never put personal or credit card information in forms on non-secure web pages. Keep your antivirus soft-

Streetscape update

Last week, Mountain Street was officially opened, just in time for Black Friday and Shop Small Saturday in Kings Mountain. Merchants were pleased to see traffic flowing downtown

once again. City crews blew the heavy debris away from the store fronts and off the sidewalks on Wednesday November 23. In addition, at the completion of the current phase of construction all store fronts and side-

walks will be washed.

On Tuesday, November 29, all of Mountain Street was closed to traffic while crews paint roadway markings from Battleground to Piedmont. The Street will remain closed until the work is completed

could add up on Cyber Monday and throughout the holidays. Make purchases using loyalty programs; many major retailers have them.

and the paint has dried to prevent tracking from vehicles. This work will be completed within the workday on Tuesday, allowing the roadway to reopen by the end of the day.

ware up to date.

• Make sure you have antivirus software installed on your computer or mobile device, and that it is up to date. This will help you to avoid non-secure websites and pop-up phishing scams, and help keep your personal information safe.

• Price check before you buy. Dozens of online

retailers will claim they have the best price on an item, but their offers can be misleading. Do your homework by comparing prices. Remember that the best deal may not be the real deal.

• Take advantage of rewards and loyalty programs. Check your credit card rewards program for special point offers that

• Use your credit card. It’s always best to make online purchases with your credit card. If any shady charges turn up later, you will be able to contest them through your credit card company. Debit cards don’t offer this same protection. Never make purchases with online sellers by giving them prepaid debit cards or wiring them money.

• Understand return policies. Online store policies may change for Cyber Monday offers. Read the fine print before you buy. Understand the return or exchange policy for the specific item you would like to purchase. Be aware

that stores may not allow returns for “final sale” or “closeout” items. Make sure to get gift receipts, so the recipient can return or exchange the item if necessary.

• Watch out for phishing scams. Busy schedules and increased purchases make it easier to miss – and fall victim to – a phishing scam. Look out for unsolicited emails, texts, calls or letters. These messages may claim you have a free gift waiting for you or that there is a problem with a delivery – all you need to do is click on a link or give up your personal information. Avoid phishing scams by ignoring suspicious correspondence and calls from unfamiliar phone numbers.

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West Elementary School fourth-grade parents and families were invited into their child's classroom to learn how they teach fourth-grade math. The teachers explained some strategies for long division and multi- digit multiplication. Participants were given some tools to take home for them to use as they help their students at home. The fourth-grade students enjoyed sharing with their parents/families how hard they work at school. A teacher explains how they teach fourth-grade math. (Photos by Charity Nolen) Educators decorate classrooms to make learning fun. Families look on as teachers explain their methods. Beware shoppping online. A student solves a division problem. Paving of Mountain Street has been done. This image shows the progress made by the city days before Thanksgiving, looking east on W. Mountain Street. Photo by Camryn King
Be mindful of online transactions this holiday season

Dear Savvy Senior, I started a walking program a few months ago to help me lose weight but I’ve been having problems with my legs and hips hurting during my walk, although they feel better once I stop. I thought it was just because I’m getting old, but my neighbor was telling me about a leg vein disease she has called PAD and thinks I may have something similar. What can you tell me about this?

Limping Linda

Dear Linda, The health condition your neighbor is telling you about is known as “peripheral arterial disease” (or PAD), which is an under the radar disease that affects approximately 8 to 12 million Americans.

It happens when the arteries that carry blood to the legs and feet become narrowed or clogged over the years with fatty deposits or plaque, causing poor circulation.

But you also need to be aware that because PAD is a systemic disease, people

that have it are also much more likely to have clogged arteries in other areas of the body like the heart, neck and brain, which greatly increase the risks of heart attack or stroke.

Few Symptoms

Unfortunately, PAD goes undiagnosed and untreated way too often because most people that have it experience few, if any symptoms. The most common symptom, however, is similar to what you’re experiencing: pain and cramping in the hip, thigh or calf muscles, especially when walking or exercising but usually disappears after resting for a few minutes.

Another reason PAD is under-diagnosed is because many people assume that aches and pains go along with aging and simply live with it instead of reporting it to their doctor.

Other possible symptoms to be aware of include leg numbness or weakness, coldness or skin color changes in the lower legs and feet, or ulcers or sores on the legs or

feet that don’t heal.

Are You at Risk?

Like most other health conditions, the risk of developing PAD increases with age. Those most vulnerable are people over the age of 50 who smoke or used to smoke, have elevated cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, are overweight, or have a family history of PAD, heart attack or stroke. African Americans are also twice as likely to have PAD as Caucasians.

If you’re experiencing any symptoms or if you’re at increased risk of PAD, you need to be tested by your doctor or a vascular specialist. He or she will probably perform a quick and painless ankle-brachial index test, which is done by measuring your blood pressure in your ankle as well as your arm and compare the two numbers. Your doctor may also do imaging tests such as ultrasound, magnetic resonance angiography (MRA), and computed tomographic (CT) angiography.

With early detection, many cases of PAD

can be treated with lifestyle modifications including an improved diet, increased physical activity and smoking cessation.

If lifestyle changes aren’t enough, your doctor may also prescribe medicine to prevent blood clots, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and control pain and other symptoms. And for severe PAD, the treatment options are angioplasty (inflating a tiny balloon in the artery to restore blood flow then removed), the insertion or a stent to reopen the artery, or a graft bypass to reroute blood around the blockage.

To learn more about PAD, visit the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute at NHLBI.NIH.gov/health-topics/peripheral-artery-disease.

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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