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Feed the Children Day was a resounding success By Loretta Cozart

3200 Light Christmas Luminar Display Dec. 24 Mountain Rest Cemetery and the City of Kings mountain invite you to enjoy the 3200 Light Christmas Luminary display on Friday night December 24 thru Sunday night, December 26. Enter at the E. Kings Street gate. Dusk until 11:00 pm

Warm clothes and food giveaway at the Legion this week By Loretta Cozart Otis D. Green American Legion Post 155 is distributing warm clothes and food from Tuesday, December 21 through Friday, December 24, from 3 pm until 9 pm. Kathy Hambright, coordinator of the event for the American Legion Auxiliary said, “Anyone in need can come. We have all sizes of warm clothes. We are also giving away canned and boxed food. Merry Christmas!” The American Legion is at 613 E Gold Street in Kings Mountain.

City of KM closures City offices will be closed Friday, December 24 and Monday, December 27 in observance of the Christmas holiday. Garbage collection for week of December 27 will be delayed one day. City offices will be closed Monday, January 3, 2022, in observance of the New Year holiday. Garbage collection for that week will also be delayed one day. Mauney Memorial Library follows this same holiday schedule.

On Saturday, December 18, from 10 a.m. until all the food was gone, Cormetech and Kings Mountain Crisis Ministry distributed food and essentials to 400 area families during Feed the Children Day in Kings Mountain. Distribution took place in the Patrick Senior Center drive thru. It was a slow start due to heavy rain and only a few families received their supplies. But just before noon, a steady stream of families started driving in to get their boxes and the lines didn’t stop until all the boxes were gone. Families receiving support were pre-identified by the Kings Mountain Crisis Ministry through local school counselors working with the children in most need of assistance. Each family received a 25-pound box of food, a 15-

Feed the Children Day in Kings Mountain brought food and essentials to families for the holidays. Photo by Scott Neisler pound box of essentials, and a box of Avon products. ““It was a challeng-

ing day distributing a whole truckload of food during the rainy day, but the crew at

Cormetech did an excellent job keeping everything dry and distributing all the food.

Without their participation this event wouldn’t have been a success!”

Wreaths Across America honored veterans at Mountain Rest By Loretta Cozart With light mist in the air, hundreds of volunteers gathered at Mountain Rest Cemetery on Saturday, December 18 at noon to lay wreaths honoring veterans at the city’s fourth Wreaths Across America Day. Six-hundred and fifty-seven veterans were remembered during the ceremony. The Col. Frederick Hambright DAR chapter, organizers of the event, were the first to arrive around 10:30 am. Before noon members of Kings Mountain Woman’s Club, American Legion Post 155, ROTC groups, Shelby Civil Air Patrol, American Heritage Girls, and Boy Scouts. Robin Masters Meyer, Regent of the Col. Frederick Hambright DAR Chapter, welcomed those who came to place wreaths. Chapter Chaplain Becky Scism offered the invocation. After the Pledge of Allegiance by American Heritage Girls See WREATHS, Page 5A

Michelle Snoody Crawford-Miller pictured with her mother, Becky Smith. This is Snoody’s sixth year volunteering with Feed the Children. Photob by Loretta Cozart

Veterans Memorial Military Wreaths. See more photos on page 5A and 8A. Photos by Loretta Cozart

Folks enjoyed the last weekend of Kings Mountain’s Home for Christmas. This Horse drawn carriage, hosted by Santa and Mrs. Claus, carried guests through town. See more photos on page 4A. Photo by Loretta Cozart

Vietnam Veterans were remembered over the weekend, with the placement of a wreath at the Veterans Memorial in Patriot’s Park. Photo by Scott Neisler

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Phyllis Elaine Thompson SHELBY, NC – Phyllis Elaine Thompson, 74, of Shelby, NC went to Heaven on Tuesday, December 14, 2021. Born in Murphy, NC (Cherokee County) on February 11, 1947, she was the daughter of Lydia Magaline Davenport Thompson and Kermit Wayne Thompson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Linda Walters. Phyllis was retired from the Patrick Senior Center (City of Kings Mountain). She previously attended Pleasant City Church before becoming a resident at Peak Resources Cherryville. Phyllis is survived by her best friend and sister, Patricia Hinson of Shelby, NC; niece, Carolyn Henwood and husband Pierre of Kings Mountain, NC; niece, Teresa Hollmann (Eric) of Chicago, IL; nephew, Barry White and wife Carla of Gaffney, SC; grandnieces: Carmen Henwood of Raleigh, NC; Hannah Guffey of Bessemer City, NC; Sarah Burgess of Plant City, FL; grandnephews: Curtis Jenkins of Clover, SC; Josh Walters of Newbern, NC; Russ Walters of Colorado Springs, CO and Ryan Felton of Cleveland, TN; brothers: William Thompson of Bessemer City, NC; Wayne Thompson of Shelby, NC; sisters: Debbie Felton of Cleveland, TN and Cindy Thompson of Gastonia, NC; special cousin, Zandra MacDonald of Canton GA and two life-long friends: Caroleen Mingus of Murphy, NC and Ellen Long of Milton, FL. Phyllis was very loved and will be missed by her family. The family wishes to thank all those who cared and prayed for her. All services are private. A guest register is available at Arrangements have been entrusted to Stamey-Tysinger Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., Fallston, NC.

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Speaker Tim Moore named 2021 Jobs Champion by NC Chamber T h e N C Chamber named House Speaker T i m Moore a 2021 J o b s Champion on Tim Moore December 13, in its annual How They Voted report. How They Voted details state legislators’ voting records on bills identified as critical to preserving and enhancing North Carolina’s position in the global race for jobs. Speaker Moore was recognized as a Jobs Champion for voting with the Chamber’s Jobs Agenda at least 80 percent of the time during the 2021 legislative session. “In an era of widespread economic uncertainty, North Carolina’s job creators need to know which of our leaders are willing to act to give them

more of the certainty they need,” said NC Chamber President and CEO Gary Salamido. He continued, “The bold leadership displayed by Speaker Moore and other NC Chamber Jobs Champions in 2021 will help our businesses push past lingering uncertainty to fuel opportunity and recovery for millions of North Carolinians. We look forward to continuing to work with the Speaker in the year ahead to foster renewed growth and success across our communities.” House Speaker Tim Moore said, "I am honored to be recognized for the hard work that we have done to preserve and create jobs in North Carolina. I am optimistic for the future of our state as we continue to grow and welcome more businesses to the healthy economic environment we have cultivated in North Carolina."

U.S. Congress passes the Catawba Indian Nation Lands Act The Catawba Nation voiced its thanks and appreciation of the U.S. Congress for its passage of the Catawba Indian Nation Lands Act on Dec. 15. The bill was part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which passed the Senate by a vote of 89 to 10 on December 15, after passing the House of Representatives on Dec. 7 in a vote of 363-70. The House had first voiced its overwhelming bipartisan support of the Catawba Indian Nation Lands Act (H.R. 8255) in a 361-55 vote on Nov. 1. President Biden is expected to sign the NDAA, and thus the Catawba Indian Nation Lands Act, into law in the coming days. “On behalf of all Catawba citizens, I want to thank the original prime sponsors of this legislation, Rep. James Clyburn and Sen. Lindsey Graham, for their leadership throughout this process,” Catawba Nation Chief Bill Harris said. “Additionally, I’d like to thank U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Sen. Richard Burr and Sen. Thom Tillis for their strong support of righting this historical wrong.” Harris also once again thanked the measure’s bipartisan House sponsors in addition to Rep. Clyburn: Rep. Alma Adams, Rep. William Timmons, Rep. David Price, Rep. Joe Wilson and Rep. G.K. Butterfield. “The Catawba Indian Nation Lands Act reaffirms the U.S. Department of Interior’s action recognizing our historical and ancestral ties to North Carolina. Congress, Interior, the State of North Carolina and a federal court have now all confirmed what the Catawba people have said from

the beginning – these lands are the ancestral homelands of the Catawba people, and we intend to use them to improve the life of all the people in the community,” Harris said. The Department of Interior had completed a thorough, years-long review prior to its March 2020 action taking 17 acres of land into trust status in Cleveland County for the Catawba Nation. It confirmed that the Catawba Nation’s aboriginal lands extend to six North Carolina counties and farther north in the Piedmont of North Carolina, as evidenced by names such as Catawba County and Catawba College. The six counties in North Carolina are part of the Catawba’s service area as defined by the U.S. Congress in 1993. “These are the lands of not just our ancestors, but also the hundreds of Catawba citizens residing there today,” Harris said. “Make no mistake, this legislation means more people will have good paying jobs, more kids will have a better education and more people will have better housing and health care. That’s what this bill really means.” Like many other instances reflecting current effects of historical inequities, the Catawba Nation experiences high unemployment and poverty rates, and many of its citizens rely upon the Federal and state governments for basic social services. The enactment of this legislation will therefore help the Catawba secure economic self-sufficiency as originally envisioned by Congress in passing the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988. The new law also confirms that the Catawba Nation is subject to the well-established rules and regulations of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act on their modern and ancestral lands in the State of North Carolina. The Department of Interi-

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■ POLICE ARRESTS DEC. 9: Melissa Franklin Young, 53, 124 Tabernacle Drive, simple assault, no bond. DEC. 10: Joel Abigail Amador Fabin, 33, 216 Catherine Street, domestic violence assault, no bond. DEC. 10: Trevor Dantoin Summers, 26, 1813 Alpine Drive, domestic violence assault, no bond. DEC. 10: Christopher Randy Jones, 23, 110 Monte Vista Drive, assault on female, simple possession Schedule III, simple possession Schedule IV, no bond. DEC. 11: Sebastain Dean Rhodes, 27, 809 Ellison Street, giving fictitious information to officer, possession drug paraphernalia, no operator’s license, $5,000 secured bond. DEC. 11: Samantha Conards Mayhew, 809 Ellison Street, felony possession methamphetamine, simple possession Schedule III, possession drug paraphernalia, $10,000 secured bond. DEC. 11: Luis Miguel Santiz-Lopez, 23, 2037 Stony Point Road, DWI, no operator’s license, fictitious tag, failure to maintain lane control, $2,500 secured bond. DEC. 12: Joshua Lynn Niewladomski, 43, 1032 Unity Pointe Lane, giving false report to police, driving while license revoked, $5,000 secured bond. Dec. 12: Jonathan A. McConnell, 37, Blacksburg, SC, second degree trespassing, resist public officer, $5,000 secured bond.

DEC. 12: James Paul Clark, 59, Shelby, driving while license revoked, failure to register motor vehicle, failure to apply for title, giving fictitious information to officer, fictitious registration plate, open container, driving while license revoked, $3,500 secured bond. DEC. 13: Kiana Qur An Hargrove, 43, Gastonia, failure to appear, driving while license revoked, transported to Gaston County Law Enforcement, $1,000 secured bond. DEC. 14: Jaquisha Monee Fowler, 28, 106 S. Tracy Street, B, misuse 911 system, citation. DEC. 15: Travis Lee Little, 34, Shelby, failure to appear, driving while license revoked, $500 secured bond. DECL. 15: Travis Lee Little, 34, Shelby, possession drug paraphernalia, $1,000 secured bond.

or’s action was also reaffirmed in April by a ruling from the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia in rejecting a lawsuit filed against the department by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in 2020. The Eastern Band has since filed an appeal, which is proceeding in the U.S. Court of Appeals. “The enactment into law of our lands act will likely have a significant impact on the Eastern Band’s appeal,” Harris said, noting the Catawba,

a party to the lawsuit, are reviewing that. The Catawba also have a compact with the State of North Carolina, which in March was approved by the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Indian Affairs, to share revenue from the Catawba Two Kings Casino in Kings Mountain, a sustainable economic engine and jobs creator for residents of Cleveland County. The Catawba Two Kings Casino pre-launch facility

INCIDENTS DEC. 10: A resident of McGill Court reported theft of $157 worth of items taken from his front porch. Dec. 10: A resident of Northwoods Drive reported identity theft. DEC. 11; A resident of Unity Pointe Lane reported theft of a sports utility vehicle valued at $5,000. DEC. 11: Chat-N-Nibble, 415 N. Piedmont Avenue, reported a break-in and $550 damage to the front door and theft of the cash register drawer. DEC. 12: Quality Inn, 722 York Road, reported an incident of trespassing.

DEC. 12: A resident of Jackson Street reported identity theft. WRECK DEC. 15: Officer Brent Herndon said Sammual Marquise Camp, 207 Roy Bell Road, operating a 2018 Dodge, was backing from the driveway at 406 Marcella Drive and forgot something in the house and not seeing the vehicle behind him, a unoccupied 2018 Jeep and owned by Paris Brooks of Shelby. Property damage was estimated at $10,000. CITATIONS DEC. 5: Sarah Nicole Panter, 49, Bessemer City, no vehicle inspection. DEC. 8: Johnnie Hogue Jr., 68, 714 Bridges Drive, fictitious tag. DEC. 9; Farqulyn Tyrce Crawford, 27, 905 Margrace Road, revoked license. DEC. 10: Raven Jade Shelton, 20, Bessemer City, no registration, fictitious plate, no insurance. DEC.11; Abagail Faith Sovak, 45, 565 Mary’s Grove Church Road, possession marijuana and paraphernalia. DEC. 12: Jeffrey Craig Houser, 54, 102 Beattie Road, no insurance, no operator’s license, revoked tag DEC. 12: Jerry Eugene Lassiter, 53, 212 Orr Terrace, parking in a handicapped parking place. DEC. 12: Arthura James Martinez, 47, 706 E. Ridge Street, unsafe tires. opened with 500 gaming machines on July 1 with widespread community support. Its immediate success in the summer prompted the Catawba to begin site work in September on an expansion of the facility to add 500 gaming machines, which opened on December 15. The Catawba are simultaneously continuing planning for th U.S. Congress passes

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Kings Mountain Fire Department CPS Technicians are Lieutenant Tyler Laughridge, Lieutenant Trevor Mashburn, Lieutenant Randy Peterson; Firefighters Bryan Falls, Mike Dixon, Casey Alder, Hunter Pearson, Tanner Inman, Mike Kennedy, and Michael Sersland. Pictured with them are Rescue Program Manager for Cleveland County Rescue Mission Phyllis Williams and a representative from Child Care Connections who were also certified, along with instructors from across the state. Photos by Tommy Harmon

KMFD gains ten Child Passenger Safety Seat Technicians Twenty students began a 26-hour class to become certified as Child Passenger Safety Seat Technicians on November 30. Child Passenger Safety Seats, commonly referred to as Car Seats, require a great deal of knowledge to be installed properly. Ten firefighters from Kings Mountain Fire Department participated in this class. The technician must assure that the seat is approved for the height and weight of the child. They must determine if the seat has any pending recalls, if the seat has ever been involved in a crash, and if the seat is beyond the expiration date. The technicians then make certain that the seat is installed in the appropriate direction and in the appropriate seating location. Lastly, they will make sure that the belts are adjusted properly, and the belt clip is in the correct location relative to the child’s body.

Fire Chief Thomas Harmon said, “This will allow KMFD to offer this service to our community and be proactive in helping to keep kids safe and uninjured when involved in a motor vehicle crash.” KMFD will install child passenger safety seats on an appointment only basis Monday through Friday between the hours of 10:00 am and 5:00 pm. The official checking station is located at Station 2 on Shelby Rd. There will also be emergency situations that will require assistance with car seat installation, and CPS checking events held throughout the year. “One of the primary goals of this program is to educate people on the proper installation of their car seats. When you visit Kings Mountain Fire to have your seat installed, in addition to the above steps, the technician will take you through the installation process. From that point

on it is our goal that you be able to properly install the seat on you own” Chief Harmon said. “Until this certification course, there was only one Child Passenger Safety Seat Technician in Kings Mountain, and now they have ten. After January, all fire fighters in Kings Mountain will be certified. This will be a huge win for Kings Mountain. Instead of driving to Atrium Cleveland, citizens can make an appointment with the local fire department.” “Driving to Shelby can be a hardship and we are glad to partner with Kings Mountain Fire Department to bring this service to the community. Kings Mountain Fire Department is doing an amazing job,” said Safe Kids Coordinator Jessica Crawford. To schedule a CPS installation appointment please call 704-730-9202 or 704-734-0555.

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Wreaths Across America offers BOGO for 2022 By Loretta Cozart Wreaths Across America is offering a buy one, get one wreath special now through January 14 for Wreaths Across America 2022. The deadline to purchase by check is January 8. Wreaths may be purchased online at https://wreathsacrossamer- Please make checks payable to Col. Frederick Hambright DAR and mail to: Col. Frederick Hambright Chapter 131 Wright Road Kings Mountain, NC Questions? Please call 704-477-7006.

FDA removes permanent restrictions

Abortion pill available by mail and via telehealth On December 16, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) permanently removed specific restrictions on medications used to terminate pregnancies, known as ‘abortion pills.’ The medication known as mifepristone is now available through telehealth and can be delivered to patients by mail. The medication was approved for use in 2000 but the FDA then required a face-to-face visit with a doctor prior to prescribing. Those restrictions were lifted temporarily earlier this year in response to COVID-19 when the Biden administration suspended that requirement, allowing them to be mailed to patients instead. After conducting a review of mifepristone, FDA determined that the data support modification to reduce the burden on patient access and the health care delivery system and to ensure the benefits of the product outweigh the risks. The modifications include: • Removing the requirement that mifepristone be dispensed only in certain healthcare settings, specifically clinics, medical offices, and hospitals (referred to as the “in-person dispensing requirement”) • Adding a requirement that pharmacies that dispense the drug be certified According to the FDA, “Mifeprex (mifepristone), together with another med-

ication called misoprostol, is used to end an early pregnancy. In 2016, the agency approved a supplemental application for Mifeprex based on data and information submitted by the drug manufacturer. After reviewing the supplemental application, the agency determined that Mifeprex is safe and effective when used to terminate a pregnancy in accordance with the revised labeling.” Mifeprex, with misoprostol, is used to end an early pregnancy. Early pregnancy means it is 10 weeks or less since a woman’s last menstrual period began. Mifeprex is not approved for ending pregnancies that are further along. Mifeprex blocks a hormone needed for your pregnancy to continue. When used it on Day 1, misoprostol must be taken 24 to 48 hours after to end the pregnancy. The medicines do have side effects and seven to fourteen days after taking Mifeprex, a follow-up with the healthcare provider is recommended. Two to seven percent of women taking Mifeprex require medical assistance after taking the medication. In response to the FDA’s decision, Planned Parenthood tweeted, “WIN: Today the FDA announced it will remain easier for many patients to access medication abortion! By eliminating

medically unnecessary restrictions, patients in many states can access medication abortion in the privacy of their own home.” In response, Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, issued the following statement: “Every life is sacred: the lives of mothers and the lives of the unborn. Not only does this decision further the tragic taking of unborn lives but it does little to care for the well-being of women in need. Far from the accompaniment that women in crisis pregnancies deserve, this decision would leave women alone in the midst of trauma, often without any medical attention or follow up care. “One of the essential tasks of governments is to safeguard the health and well-being of citizens. As such, the FDA ought to act to protect the lives and health of mothers and children, rather than merely succumbing to the abortion industry’s pressure to loosen safety standards. “I call on leaders of every level of government to stand with women in need by promoting policies that recognize the value and human dignity of both mother and child, rather than further promoting the devastating tragedy of abortion.”

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Citizens celebrate holidays downtown By Loretta Cozart As rainy weather threatened the cancellation of the last weekend of Kings Mountain’s Home for Christmas events at 3 pm on December 18, the dedicated staff of the City of Kings Mountain intently watched weather forecasts and held hope that the bad weather would clear by late afternoon. It was a nailbiter! With forecasts looking positive, staff decided to move ahead with the last weekend’s events, to the joy of many who took advantage of that time with family and friends. The warm weather made for a pleasant evening as citizens enjoyed the holiday market, with others visiting vendors on Railroad Avenue.

Businesses and local restaurants did a brisk business. Merry Christmas wishes echoed throughout downtown, as people got into the holiday spirit. Lights in Patriots Park drew families who took photos and enjoyed the beautiful lights, along with the city’s Christmas tree. And a horse drawn carriage, hosted by Santa and Mrs. Claus, carried guests through town. December 18 was the last weekend for Kings Mountain’s Home for Christmas events, but Costner’s Christmas Lights Extravaganza and the Mayor’s Downtown Fantasy Light Show will continue to run all month long ending on January 1st, 2022.

A view of Patriots Park from the carriage. (Photos by Loretta Cozart)

Railroad Avenue looking toward Joy Performance Theater.

Five month old Elijah Alexander enjoys Christmas with his dad.

A family pause for a photo with inflatable characters.

This stilt-walker serenades guests in the Holiday Market as a guest plays Christmas music on the toy piano.

Santa and Mrs. Claus wish you a very merry Christmas!

LED lights on this costume draw the eye.

Santa chats with riders on the carriage. Photo by Lisa Smith

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WREATHS From Page 1A Troop NC2800, DAR member Sherry Sando lead The American’s Creed. NCSDAR District 2 Treasurer Libby Putnam led those gathered in the National Anthem. NCSDAR State Recording Secretary Renee Bost led the ceremony. The DAR extended special thanks to York Comprehensive High School’s NJROTC led by Chief Lee Shepard, and Civil Air Patrol Shelby Composite Squadron led by Cheryl Vagnozzi for their participation in the ceremony and their help in placing wreaths. Other groups that assisted were Battle of Kings Mountain SAR Chapter and American Legion Riders from Post 155. The memorial lasted 20 minutes and included the

National Anthem, Pledge of Allegiance, American’ Creed, and a prayer. Mayor Neisler brought greetings and spoke of the sacrifices of our veterans. All branches of the military were honored, along with prisoners of war. To conclude the ceremony, Taps were played and Robert Laurence Binyon’s poem, For the Fallen was read. Part of the poem reads: They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them. Then volunteers, young and old, fanned out across the cemetery to honor the veterans, sons and daughters of our community interred at Mountain Rest. Those unable to place wreaths looked on. One by one, six hundred fifty-seven veterans were honored. Each veteran received a

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wreath and had his/her name read aloud. It is said that a person dies twice, once when they take their last breath and again when their name is no longer spoken. The purpose of Wreaths Across America Day is to perpetuate the memory of those who served and to teach future generations the importance of continuing this tradition. The Wreaths Across America ceremony was replicated at 1,700 locations nationwide, from Arlington National Cemetery to Mountain Rest Cemetery. Within 2 hours all wreaths were placed. They will remain in the cemetery into January. Be sure to visit Mountain Rest Cemetery during the days leading to Christmas as luminaries are displayed and the wreaths are in place to remember loved ones who rest there.

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12 Days of Christmas (Part 3 of the Christmas Carols) The commercialism of the season sometimes overpowers the true meaning of CHRISTmas, which is to celebrate the birth of Jesus and all he has done. Isaiah 7:14 states, DANYALE PATTERSON “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.” Through him, humanity was given the greatest gift - an opportunity to receive “Soteria” - the Greek word for salvation. It means deliverance,welfare, prosperity, preservation, safety, and eternal life through a relationship with Jesus Christ. Immanuel came to live with us to teach us how to live and give us abundant life. What an amazing gift! I would like to share an article that suggests

Old Testament. The sixth day of Christmas The six geese a-laying stood for the first six days of creation. The seventh day of Christmas The seven swans a-swimming represented the sevenfold gifts of the Holy Spirit. These are Prophesy, Serving, Teaching, Exhortation, Contribution, Leadership, and Mercy (found in Romans 12:4-8) The eighth day of Christmas The eight maids a-milking are the eight Beatitudes. The ninth day of Christmas Nine ladies dancing are the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit. The tenth day of Christmas The ten lords a-leaping are the Ten Commandments. The eleventh day of Christmas The eleven pipers piping represent the eleven faithful apostles.

that the Christmas carol “12 Days of Christmas” has a hidden message because Christians during that time could not openly worship. As a result, someone wrote the song to have a secret spiritual meaning for the believers. I believe it reflects the true spirit of the holiday because it is centered on God. The first day of Christmas My True Love, the Partridge in a Pear Tree is Jesus Christ. The second day of Christmas Two turtle doves are the Old and New Testaments of the Bible. The doves symbolize peace. The third day of Christmas The three French Hens are Faith, Hope, and Love. The fourth day of Christmas The four calling birds are the four Gospels - Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. The fifth day of Christmas The five golden rings describe the first five books of the

The twelfth day of Christmas The twelve drummers drumming represent the twelve points of belief in The Apostles’ Creed. (original source - history/twelve_days_of_christmas.aspx) PRAY THIS PRAYER: “Lord, I praise you as the Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace. I will take time to meditate on your goodness. You were born so I could be reborn. It is a miracle! I am amazed that through the word and work of the Holy Spirit I have been forgiven and made right with you, simply because I believe in you and have surrendered my life to your Lordship. May I never forget that you, Jesus, are the reason for the season! In your name I pray - Amen.” Danyale Patterson is co-founder of Enlighten Ministries, a 501c3 organization with her husband Brandon Patterson. Contact her at to share a testimony, send a prayer request, or book her to speak.

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

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

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

Grace Fellowship 144 West Mountain Street 704-481-8888

Faith Baptist Church 1009 Linwood Road

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

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

Resurrection Lutheran Church 2300 David Baptist Church Rd. • Kings Mountain, NC Advent Lutheran Church, NALC Member 230 Oak Grove Rd. 704-750-0171 Anew Beginning Baptist Church 145 Battleground Dr. 704-473-1372 Ardent Life Church 420 Branch Street 704-739-7700

Calvary Way Holiness Church 1017 Second Street Pastor Clifton Morgan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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CANDLELIGHT SERVICE AT FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH - First Presbyterian Church announces a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service on December 24 at 9 p.m. on December 24. The church is located at 111 Kings Road in Kings Mountain. “We invite the community to celebrate Christ with us during this special Christmas Eve Candlelight Service,” Pastor John Wilcox said.

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by Anicka McGinnis

What a lovely sound to hear The church bells ringing loud and clear They seem to say "come in, come in Be free from all your naughty sin"

MRS. JACK EDWARD ZYBLE (Laura Nicole Blaine)

Blaine, Zyble united in marriage Laura Nicole Blaine and Jack Edward Zyble were united in marriage on Friday, July 30, 2021, at 4 p.m. in a garden ceremony at historic Homewood in Asheville, North Carolina. Reverend Allison Simmons officiated. The bride was given in marriage by her parents. Abigail Morehouse of Charlotte, NC served as maid of honor. Her attendants were Sarah Dye, Dillon Heaton, Kevin Webb, and Bryce Vouthivong. The groom’s brother, Jim Zyble, of Seattle WA, was his best man. He was accompanied by groomsmen Silas Dunn, Mark Zyble, Tanner Collins, and Devin Ayscue. Cocktails, dinner and

dancing were enjoyed afterward. Friends and family of the bride and groom traveled to North Carolina from as far as Michigan and Washington to attend the wedding. The bride is the daughter of John and April Blaine of Kings Mountain, NC. She is the granddaughter of Tommy and Joyce Williams of Laurinburg, NC, and Monica Trivett of Gastonia, NC. She is a 2017 graduate of Kings Mountain High School and was graduated from Appalachian State University in August 2021 Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in recreation management. The groom is the son of Jim and Lisa Zyble of Shelby, NC. He is the

grandson of Dale and Lisa Dunn of Cedarville, Tracy and Chris Olmstead of Hessel, and Jim and Toni Zyble of Harbor Springs. He is the great-grandson of Karen Olmstead of Charlevoix. He is a 2014 graduate of Kings Mountain High School and an August 2021 graduate of Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Science in quantitative geology. The couple took a twoweek trip to state and national parks in Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico immediately following their wedding. They reside in Raleigh, NC.

They tell about the sweetest story About our Savior come from glory With every toll they sing God’s power And chime about that sacred hour When dearest Christ laid down his life To set us free from sin and strife He made a way when was no way He brought us into a brighter day Now we no longer have to fear With Christ our Savior oh so near He took the sting of death you see He took it for both you and me

SANTA VISITS THE LIBRARY – Mauney Memorial Library celebrated the season on Monday December 13 by providing treats for patrons during the day and ending in the evening with a special visitor. Children were treated to a visit with the jolly old elf, treats, a toy, and crafts. Photos by Anne Gamble

Anicka McGinnis was born and raised in Kings Mountain. She moved to Lincolnton, NC three years ago.

A visit to KM just before Christmas in 1914 By Loretta Cozart

(Ed. Note: The recipes in today’s Cooking Corner are from Monumental Recipes Volume II by the Kings Mountain Woman’s Club.)

CLASSIC SALSA Addison Stinnett 1 very large ripe tomato, finely chopped 1 small onion, finely chopped 1 pickled jalapeno, minced 2 T. fresh cilantro, minced Juice of 1 lime Kosher salt to taste Fresh ground pepper to taste Tortilla chips Combine all ingredients and stir gently until well mixed. Cover and chill 1 hour. Serve with tortilla chips. Yield: 1 ½ cups. HIT OF THE PARTY ORANGE SALAD Frances Muench Esther Plonk 1 ½ cup orange juice 3 oz. orange Jello, can use sugar free) ½ cup sugar or Splenda 8 oz. sour cream (can use low fat) 8 oz. crushed pineapple, drained 11 oz. can mandarin oranges, drained Heat orange juice in a

bowl; add Jello and sugar or Splenda. Stir well and allow to cool. Blend in sour cream with a whisk. Add crushed pineapple and mandarin oranges. Chill in an 8x8 inch glass container. Can double recipe for 9x12 pan. CHEDDAR CHEESE GRITS Arlene McMurtry 4 cups milk 1/4 cup butter 1 cup uncooked quick cooking grits 1 large egg, slightly beaten 1 t. salt 1/3 t. pepper 8 oz. sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, grated Bring milk to boil in large p an over med. high hat. Whisk in butter and grits. Reduce heat, simmer whisking constantly for 5-7 minutes, or until grits are done. Stir in egg, salt, pepper, and Cheddar cheese. Pour into greased 11x7 inch baking dish. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for

35-40 minutes or until mixture is set. ALMOND CRUSTED TILAPIA Jessie Collins 1 cup sliced almonds, divided ¼ cup all-purpose flour 4 (6 oz.) Tilapia fillets ½ tsp. salt 2 T. butter 2 T. olive oil Process ½ cup almonds in food processor until finely chopped. Mix with ¼ cup flour in shallow bowl. Sprinkle fish with salt, dredge in almond mixture. Melt butter with live oil in skillet over medium heat. Add fish and cook 4 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Remove fillets to serving plate. Add remaining ½ cup almonds to skillet and cook, continually stirring for 1 minute. Remove almonds with slotted spoon and sprinkle over fish.

Hayne Neisler recently shared a little history he discovered regarding a surprise visit by James Buchanan Duke James to K i n g s Buchanan Duke Mountain just before Christmas in 1914. “Local patrons at a downtown Kings Mountain drugstore watched as a distinguished gentleman departed from a Southern Railway train and walked towards them.” “As he entered the store, they must have realized he was someone important. He asked store clerk, Leslie McGinnis, for a tin of pipe tobacco and a roll of Kodak film. Waving to the patrons of the drugstore he exited out the front door, he crossed the street to the awaiting train.” The story continued, “A local citizen, H.T. Fulton, told the store patrons he recognized the stranger immediately. The visitor was perhaps the richest man in the world of that day, James Buchanan Duke, founder of American Tobacco Company, as well as the owner of the Southern Power Company which later became Duke Power.” “Mr. Duke's net worth at that time was estimated to be well over 150 million dollars, about two billion in today's money. It was rumored James Buchanan Duke had the Southern Railway train stop just outside the city limits so he could take photos of a proposed Piedmont and Northern Railway extension from Gastonia connecting through Kings Mountain and continuing to Spartanburg, S.C."

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Pictured with their class collection box is Anna, Timothy, Claire, Ethan, Emmett, along with other classmates. Photos by Kelly Bolin

Cleveland County Arts Council’s Handmade for the Holidays Gift Shop is open through December 23 at 111 S. Washington St., in Shelby. There is a great selection of one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone on your list, for every taste and every budget. If you don’t know what to get that hard to please person, Cleveland County Arts Council also offers gift certificates that can be used for artwork or classes. Artwork includes handcrafted jewelry, hand woven scarves and hats, ornaments, jellies, fused glass, soup bowls and designer coffee cups, stained glass, lamps, and candle holders, cutting boards, bottle stoppers, mosaics, holiday cards, and much, much more. Shoppers are welcome Monday through Thursday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, and Friday, Dec.17, 9:00 am – 7:00 pm, and Saturday 10 am – 2pm. For more information, call 704-484-2787.

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Kings Mountain Middle School volleyball team is the Tri-County Conference champions for the third straight year, finishing the season with a three-year record of 34-0. All of this year’s victories were in straight sets.

KMMS volleyball wins third straight Tri-County Conference championship Kings Mountain Middle School’s girls volleyball team completed a perfect season Tuesday by nailing down the Tri-County Conference championship for the third year in a row. They swept East Lincoln 25-4, 25-13, 25-10. During their three-year championship streak they have gone 34-0, dropping only two sets. This year, they did not drop a single set. Leading the way in the championship match were: -Camden Pasour, 20

kills and a 48 percent kill percentage, 18 digs, seven assists, eight service points and five aces. -Abigail Hedgepath, 19 service points, seven aces, two kills, 29 percent kill percentage, and 29 assists. -Megan Harrison, 18 service points, six aces, seven kills and a 31 kill percentage. -Ava Tipton, 14 service points, three aces and six digs. -Kenzie Morris, five service points, one ace, five

kills and a 50 percent kill percentage. -Ruby Osborne, there kills and a block. -Sarah Bouchard 10 service points, four aces, nine digs and an assists. “The bottom line is that every single player brought something special to the table in order to make this team so successful,” Coach Ellis said. “We would not have accomplished everything we did if it was not for every single person on the roster.

Kings Mountain Middle School’s wrestling team completed a clean sweep of the Tri-County Conference Saturday by winning the annual conference individual championship Saturday. The Patriots racked up 209.5 points to out-distance all the other teams. Second place East Lincoln finished with 154 points and RS Central was third with 48. The Patriots had previously won the regular season and conference tournament team championships. The Patriots qualified 16 wrestlers but one of the number one seeds had to be quarantined, so the Patriots

ended up with 15 wrestlers. Of those 15, 12 placed in the top three. KM took home five gold, three silver and four bronze medals. Winning gold medals for the Patriots were Kamari Coleman, Lucas Davis, Bernardo Hernandez, Semaj Odems and Dom Davis. Silver medalists were Xavier Adams, Nasir Epps and Steven Sanders. Taking home bronze wee Levi Whitaker, Peyton Evans, Khareem Coleman and Cameron Zuniga. “We wrestled very well, getting eight in the finals,” noted Coach Jason Bridges.

“This team is incredible skill-wise, but I love this team because they are goofy, relentless, and as tough as nails. They love this game and grind so hard to perfect their craft. They did a great thing this season, and they did it together. “I am forever thankful to have had the extraordinary opportunity to coach these girls. I hope they never forget how truly loved they are and how I am always proud to be their coach.”

Mountaineers sweep Wildcats, go into Christmas break at 2-0 Kings Mountain High’s varsity basketball teams opened the home portion of their schedule Friday night at Parker Gymnasium with a sweep of the North Gaston Wildcats. The girls rolled up a 19-4 first quarter advantage and were never threatened in a 61-33 win in the opener. In the boys game, the Wildcats had early leads of 3-0 and 6-2 before the Mountaineers rolled behind a 41-point output by Zeke Cannedy to win 75-50. Cannedy’s steal and

layup tied the score at 6-all and his three-point play on the next trip down court gave the Mountaineers the lead for good. Kings Mountain went on to lead 11-8 at the end of the first quarter and rolled to a 35-16 advantage at the end of the first half. The Mountaineers led 57-37 going into the fourth quarter. Cannedy got plenty of scoring help from Maddox James with 13 points and Curtis Simpson with 18. Simpson also pulled down 17 rebounds.

Strong defensive play in the first and third periods and the usual scoring threat of Khalia King and Saniya Wilson were the difference in the women’s victory. From the 19-4 first quarter lead, the lady Mountaineers rolled to a 38-16 halftime advantage and a 52-20 lead going into the fourth quarter. King led all scorers with 23 points and also dished out two assists. Wilson had 18 points, five assists and two steals. Myracle Davis con-

tributed seven points, five boards and two steals; London Brown four points, three boards and two steals; London Brown four points, three rebounds and four steals; Alayna Patrick two points, seven rebounds, three assists and three steals; Jacie Jarvis two points and two steals; Austyn Dixon two points, 10 rebounds and two blocks; CoRey Simpson two points, seven rebounds and one block and Tyasya Bell one point, three rebounds and two steals.

Zeke Cannedy scores from close range in the Mountaineers’ win over North Gaston Friday at the KMHS gym.




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Mountaineer Holiday Tourney Dec. 28-29 Kings Mountain basketball fans can see some of the best area teams in action in the Mountaineers’ annual Holiday Tournament December 28-29 at Donald L. Parker Gymnasium. Joining the host Mountaineers in this year’s event are several state powers, including Shelby, Gaston Day, Cox Mill, Harding, Independence, East Rutherford and Davidson Day. Action gets underway Tues., Dec. 28 at 3 p.m. with Independence facing East

Rutherford. Gaston Day will battle Cox Mill at 4:30, Shelby takes on Harding at 6 p.m. and Kings Mountain will go against Davidson Day at 7:30. The KM-Davidson Day winner will advance against the Independence-East Rutherford winner on December 29 at 7:30. The Gaston Day-Cox Mill winner will go up against the winner of the Shelby-Harding match at 6 p.m. December 29.

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Significant impact from Omicron variant predicted NCDHHS urges everyone to get vaccinated and boosted Health experts warn that the highly contagious COVID-19 variant, Omicron, is expected to cause the greatest surge in COVID-19 infections to date in the coming months. The CDC and NCDHHS urge people to get vaccinated with an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) as soon as possible and to get a booster as soon as they are eligible to help prevent serious illness, hospitalization, and death. "Please get vaccinated and boosted because that’s the best way to protect yourself, your friends and your family during the holidays," said Governor Roy Cooper. "As the Omicron variant spreads through the United States, it is more clear than ever that these shots provide strong

protection against serious illness and death if you get infected." The CDC now recommends the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines as the best choice for most people for preventing infection from COVID-19. There is ample supply of both vaccines in North Carolina and across the country. The CDC emphasized receiving any vaccine, including the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, is better than being unvaccinated. Vaccinating against COVID-19 remains the most effective way for people to protect themselves from serious illness, hospitalization, and death. Once vaccinated, people should get a booster. Anyone who received the

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Rare parcel once owned by Teddy Roosevelt for sale nearby By Loretta Cozart A parcel of land that once belonged to President Teddy Roosevelt has just been listed for three million dollars near Kings Mountain State Park, not far from Camp York and Equestrian Ventures at Kings Moun-

Luke 1 The Birth of Jesus Foretold 26 In the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, 27 to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” 29 Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. 30 But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. 31 You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, 33 and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end.” 34”How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?” 35 The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called[c] the Son of God. 36 Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be barren is in her sixth month. 37 For nothing is impossible with God.” 38”I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May it be to me as you have said.” Then the angel left her. Mary Visits Elizabeth 39 At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea, 40where she entered Zechariah’s home and greeted Elizabeth. 41When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. 42In a loud voice she exclaimed: “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear! 43But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? 44As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. 45Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished!” Mary’s Song 46 And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord 47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, 48 for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed, 49 for the Mighty One has done great things for me— holy is his name. 50 His mercy extends to those who fear him, from generation to generation. 51 He has performed mighty deeds with his arm; he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts. 52 He has brought down rulers from their thrones but has lifted up the humble. 53 He has filled the hungry with good things but has sent the rich away empty. 54 He has helped his servant Israel, remembering to be merciful 55 to Abraham and his descendants forever, even as he said to our fathers.”

THAT WHEREAS, the offices of Mayor and two (2) of the Council Members for the City of Kings Mountain, North Carolina are elected at-large; but the five (5) remaining Council Members for the City of Kings Mountain are elected based upon the establishment of Wards or Electoral Districts; and THAT WHEREAS FURTHER, that the Wards previously established and the areas located within the same are five (5) in number; and THAT WHEREAS FURTHER, based upon the most recent population count which has been received and which did result from the 2020 Census Count, that it is necessary that the Ward Lines for the five (5) existing and present Wards be re-drawn; and THAT WHEREAS FURTHER, a Resolution indicating the intent of the City Council for the City of Kings Mountain, North Carolina to re-draw those Ward Lines was adopted on October 26, 2021; and THAT WHEREAS FURTHER, a properly advertised Public Hearing has been conducted, and at such, maps were on display and used in the Public Hearing, and public comment was solicited, concerning the same; and THAT WHEREAS FURTHER, pursuant to N.C.G.S. S 160A-101, Council is required to, as equally as possible, divide the population as between the Wards or Electoral Districts; and THAT WHEREAS FURTHER, pursuant to N.C.G.S. S 160A-102, Council is authorized to amend the City Charter for the City of Kings Mountain and its Ordinances, so as to amend the Electoral Districts or Ward Lines. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED AND ESTABLISHED, by the City Council for the City of Kings Mountain, North Carolina, in Regular Session, assembled this the 10th day of November, 2021 as follows SECTION 1. That those Ward Lines as are in existence on this date, are hereby amended. SECTION 2. That the new Ward Lines and boundaries for the Ward Lines and Electoral Districts for the City of Kings Mountain, shall now become those as are set out and shown on the map which is attached hereto and marked “Exhibit A,” and to which reference is hereby made as if the same were fully set out herein. SECTION 3. That a Notice of this Ordinance of Amendment shall be published as is required pursuant to N.C.G.S. 160A-102. PASSED AND ADOPTED, this the 10th day of November, 2021. CITY OF KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA BY: G. SCOTT NEISLER, MAYOR ATTEST:

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Luke 2 The Birth of Jesus 1 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2(This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3 And everyone went to his own town to register. 4 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 5 He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. 6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. The Shepherds and the Angels 8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ[a] the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” 13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, 14”Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.” 15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.” 16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. 17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. 19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told. Scripture taken from the Holy Bible New International Version

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tain. The property is located at 1008 Apple Road in Clover. According to the listing, the gated equestrian estate is just shy of 50 acres, with three existing structures: a 40'x60' Event Barn, 100 yr. old wooden cabin, and a stone cottage with water

Clayward C. Corry, City Attorney

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NC hires state’s first Gaston County's Chief Privacy Officer 8th confirmed rabies case of 2021 To tighten privacy practices and further protect data from cyberattacks and accidental exposure, North Carolina State Chief Information Officer Jim Weaver has appointed Cherie Givens as the state’s first privacy officer. As the chief privacy officer, Givens will be tasked with managing risk related to information privacy laws and compliance regulations. The role was created to allow for stronger authority for making privacy decisions and protecting the interests of North Carolina residents, businesses, and visitors. “Security is critical, and everything we do has to be built on the foundation of cybersecurity and privacy,” said Weaver, who is also secretary for the N.C. Department of Information Technology (NCDIT). “We have a tremendous responsibility to ensure that we are keeping identities and data secure and private.” Givens will build a

strategic and comprehensive statewide privacy program through leadership, development of clear objectives, policy development, and building relationships with stakeholders and business partners. The privacy program will be tailored to the state of North Carolina that defines, develops, maintains, and implements policies and processes that enable consistent and effective information privacy practices. Givens is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) and an attorney with more than 20 years of experience. She is joining NCDIT after more than a decade spent supporting federal privacy programs and brings expertise in creating, assessing, and maturing privacy programs. Givens has supported privacy at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the U.S. Government Publishing Office, and the U.S. Department of Defense. Givens has taught graduate level privacy and information science courses at San Jose State University, University of Alberta, and the University of Maryland. She also is the author of Information Privacy Fundamentals for Librarians and Information Professionals as well as several book chapters on the topics of information privacy, cybersecurity, and information governance. Givens earned a Juris Doctor from Louisiana State University and a Doctor of Philosophy in Library, Archival and Information Studies from the University of British Columbia.

On Wednesday December 15, at 11:22am, Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement answered a call for service in the 100 Block of Jim Clark Rd. Bessemer City, NC 28016. The caller advised their dog was attacked by a raccoon in their yard. Animal Care and Enforcement Specialists investigated the incident. The raccoon was tested for rabies at the State of North Carolina Virology lab. On Friday, December 17, the raccoon specimen tested positive for rabies. The adult dog at the address in the 100 Block of Jim Clark Rd. Bessemer City, that was exposed to rabies was vaccinated and received a rabies booster shot. Animal Care and Enforcement completed a







Having qualified on 30th of November, 2021 as Administrator of the Estate of WILLARD D. TONEY; AKA, WILLARD DEAN TONEY, 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, Nathan Forb, Administrator, on or before the 8th day of March, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

Having qualified on 29th of November, 2021 as Administratrix of the Estate of NATHANIEL LEVON SWEAT, 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 Shreasia Vonielle Sweat, Administratrix on or before the 8th day of March, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations in-debted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 8th day of December, 2021. Nathan Forb, Administrator Estate of: Willard D. Toney; AKA, Willard Dean Toney 6647 Gardner Lane Charlotte, NC 28270 Counsel for the Estate McIntyre Elder Law KMH (12/08,15, 22 & 29/2021)

This the 8th day of December, 2021. Shreasia Vonielle Sweat, Administratrix Estate of: Nathaniel Levon Sweat 931 Sean Michael Drive, Apt. 101 Dallas, NC 28034 KMH (12/08,15, 22 & 29/2021)







Having qualified on 30th of November, 2021 as Administrator of the Estate of JOHN B. TONEY; AKA, JOHN BLAINE TONEY, 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, Nathan Forb, Administrator, on or before the 8th day of March, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

Having qualified on 19th of October, 2021 as Executrix of the Estate of EDWARD LEE RAINES, 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, Jane McMurray Raines, Executrix, on or before the 1st day of March, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 8th day of December, 2021.

This the 1st day of December, 2021.

Nathan Forb, Administrator Estate of: John B. Toney; AKA, John Blaine Toney 6647 Gardner Lane Charlotte, NC 28270 Counsel for the Estate McIntyre Elder Law

Jane McMurray Raines, Executrix Estate of: Edward Lee Raines 910 Blalock Drive Kings Mountain, NC 28086 Counsel for the Estate McIntyre Elder Law

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Having qualified on 14th of December, 2021 as Executrix of the Estate of HAZEL RUTH HIPP, 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, Debra Hipp Fletcher, Executrix, on or before the 22nd day of March, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

Having qualified on 29th of October, 2021 as Administrator of the Estate of MAGDALINA ILIES, 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, Gabriel Traian Oprea, Administrator, on or before the 1st day of March, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 1st day of December, 2021.

This the 22nd day of December, 2021. Debra Hipp Fletcher, Executrix Estate of: Hazel Ruth Hipp 623 E. Gold Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086

Gabriel Traian Oprea, Administrator Estate of: Magdalina Ilies 3708 Beulah Church Road Weddington, NC 28104 Counsel for the Estate McIntyre Elder Law

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up investigation. The Gaston County Police





and Unit

stresses the importance of having a valid rabies vaccination for all your pet’s health neighborhood canvas near of Jim Clark Rd. Bessemer City, to notify the community of the positive rabies result and verify rabies vaccinations for family animals in the area. Gaston County Animal Care and Enforcement also notified the Gaston County Department Health and Human Services so they could complete a follow

and safety as well as the health and safety of animal owners and community. This represents the eight confirmed rabies case in Gaston County this year. No further information is currently available.

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 16th of December, 2021 as Administrator of the Estate of LAURETTE JOY HAWKINS, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned Mark Sexton, Administrator on or before the 22nd day of March, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 22nd day of December, 2021. Mark Sexton, Administrator Estate of: Laurette Joy Hawkins 10460 Roosevelt Blvd N. # 384 St. Petersburg, Fl. 33716 KMH (12/22,29/2021 & 1/5,12/2022)

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 16th of December, 2021 as Co-Administratrixes of the Estate of MARY WISHER HAMRICK, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned Deborah Ramsey Davis, Co-Administratrix and/or Susan Ramsey Eng, Co-Administratrix on or before the 22nd day of March, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 22nd day of December, 2021. Deborah Ramsey Davis, Co-Administratrix Estate of: Mary Wisher Hamrick 819 Ninety-Nine Island Road Blacksburg, SC 29702 and/or Susan Ramsey Eng, Co-Administratrix 156 Quail Hollow Drive Kings Mountain, NC 28086 KMH (12/22, 29/2021 & 1/05 & 12/2022)

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK FILE NO. 21 E 686 IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF BETTY BRACKETT FALLS EXECUTRIX’S NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified on the 23rd day of July, 2021, as the Executrix of the Estate of Betty Brackett Falls, deceased, late of 604 Linwood Road, Kings Mountain, Cleveland County, North Carolina, this to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Executrix on or before 90 days of said notice or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate will please make immediate payment to the undersigned Executrix. This the 15th day of December, 2021. Executrix: Gloria Jean Moore Executrix of the Estate of Betty Brackett Falls 102 Montcliff Drive Kings Mountain, NC 28086 Attorney: Timothy K. Moore, Attorney at Law 305 East King Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086 (704) 739-1221 KMH (12/15, 22, 29/2021 & 1/05/2022)

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EMPLOYMENT A&R CONSTRUCTION & MASONRY is now hiring laborers. Please call Roberto Garcia. (704) 967-5848

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 704-2970102 or 704-297-0103

WOMEN’S SOCCER COACH OPENING at Kings Mountain, NC. Kings Mountain High School is looking for a women’s soccer head coach and possibly assistant coach for the spring season. No teaching positions are available at this time. Anyone interested should email mdbridges@clevelandcountyschools. org. In the email, include playing/coaching experience and contact information. A background check will be required for this position.

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

COMMUNITY EVENTS VENDOR/CRAFT SHOW, CHRISTMAS BAZAAR. Big Red’s Cafe 830 E. King Street Kings Mountain, NC. 9am-2pm. Variety of Vendors. Come by and shop for those Last Minute Christmas gifts. “Thanks for supporting local businesses!” (980) 295-8222


ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT. The Administrative Assistant is directly responsible to the pastor for organizing the tasks and functions of the church office. In addition to general office duties, the administrative assistant will be responsible for assisting all staff and church leadership in the tasks of ministry. Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Publisher and general booking skills are desired. Hours: 15 hours per week Schedule: Wed. - Fri. 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Salary: $13,033 per year. Please submit resumes by mail to: Attention: Personnel Committee Zoar Baptist Church 1740 S. Lafayette St., Shelby, NC 28152 (704) 472-6406 deanledford@

WOMEN’S SOCCER COACH OPENING at Kings Mountain, NC. Kings Mountain High School is looking for a women’s soccer head coach and possibly assistant coach for the spring season. No teaching positions are available at this time. Anyone interested should email mdbridges@clevelandcountyschools. org. In the email, include playing/coaching experience and contact information. A background check will be required for this position. HELP WANTED Part-time experience painter. May lead to full time. Must have transportation and be drug free. Call Jimmy-704-692-8001. NOW HIRING AT ESTABLISHED RESTAURANT. Wait Staff, Cook/Grill Staff, Pizza Preppers. Call (704) 470-0559 ONE ON ONE CARE is hiring for full/part time in the group homes for 2nd shift. Transport experience recommended not required. Hrs are 2p-11p weekdays and 8p-8a weekends. Apply in person at 203 Lee St. Shelby


ALIVE APPAREL SCREEN PRINTING. Hiring for Production Worker, Warehouse, Screen Department needed. Apply in person M-F 8am3pm. 331 Jim Cline Road, Fallston, NC. 28042


CARE GIVER LOOKING TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR LOVED ONES. 20+ years. Excellent references. Bathe, light housekeeping/cooking, meds, errands. 704-974-5706

CLEVELAND COUNTY GARAGE DOORS. Summer Tune-up Special, $59.95. We will check all your equipment lube, make sure it’s working correctly. We repair broken doors. Also offering new installations. 704-477-9119 or 704-472-9367. SHIPMAN’S MASONRY- 48 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Brick, Block & Stone, Outside Fireplaces, Foundations, Underpinnings. “Free Estimates”. 1st Quality Work! (863) 5321587 PAINTING SERVICES. Over 25 years experience, affordable prices. Professional results. References available. Free estimates. Charles, or leave message. (704) 4358062.




HAVE A STORAGE BUILDING NOT USING, OUTGROWN IT? Sell it, trade in for new bigger one. We take trades, we buy used buildings. Must be factory built, able to move. J. Johnson Sales INC. 828-245-5895.

DUMP TRAILERS “WE GOT ‘EM” 6’x10’, 6’x12’ and 7’x14’ (5 & 7 Ton) “All the Options on All! contact J. Johnson Sales, Inc., Forest City. (828) 245-5895

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

TABLE TOP SALES BOOTH AVAILABLE. To sell your products over the holidays at our inside location in Kings Mountain, NC. For inquiry call 704-750-6102 or you may e. mail 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

JIM’S PAINTING SERVICES. Exterior painting only. Free estimates. You will be pleased with our work. We have references. 828-287-9272. 828429-7511. (828) 429-7511

GENERAL LAND MANAGEMENT. Bush Hogging, Backhoe & Box Blade Work. “We Do Land Clearing & Cleanup. Driveways and Roads. Tree and Debris Removal.” “Reasonable Rates!” Satisfaction Guaranteed! Contact David Gregory at (256) 636-1255 HANDYMAN. All rental and residential services. No job too small. Call Wray at 704674-0494 TRIPLE D PAINTING, LLC. All your painting needs. Free estimates. Over 25 yrs experience! Framing, facial boards and much more wood work available! Making your home, building or business look new again. (704) 418-5736 IT’S TIME TO TRIM CREPE MYRTLE TREES. Spreading Mulch or Gravel, minor chainsaw work and storm clean-up. I can do many of your outside chores with over 15 years experience all over Cleveland County and stretching to the Forest City area. Nice, honest, dependable, clean, drugfree, he’s an all around great guy and handyman, so call Rob today and see what I can help you with. 980-295-0750. HANDYMAN SERVICES. NOW IS THE TIME. Offering: Mulching, Trees and Bushes trimmed, Minor Repairs,Ceiling Fans, Mini Blind Installation, Any Handyman Services. No Job too Big or Small! References available. We will show up and do the job. Call us first, 704-692-4449.


ANTIQUES UNIQUE ANTIQUE STATION. Farm House Decor, Antiques, Collectibles, Vintage Toys, Jewelry and MORE. Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-5pm. 985 US 74 Business Hwy., Ellenboro. Find us on FB. 828-382-0075.

FOR SALE EZ GROUT MUD HOG MIXER. Grout Concrete Mortar Mixers. This mixer is less than 1 year old with very light duty. The mixer is over $11,000 new. (865) 296-2787 COUCH, 2 TABLES, 2 LAMPS $500. Grey Super Comfy Couch is less than a year old, two light colored wood end tables, two lamps. (828) 315-0935 JAZZY ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR $350. 2 yr old Jazzy power wheelchair. FDA Class II Medical Device. (828) 3150935 zamcey2003@yahoo. com LINCOLN ELECTRIC WELDER . Weld-Pack 100 and utility cart for sale. 120 volt, selffeed mig welder. $650. 570419-6654. RECLINER LIFT CHAIR $500. Navy blue. 1 yr old oversized lift recliner. Raises to standing position. velvety soft fabric. (828) 315-0935

Deadline: Friday at 12:00 Noon


1967/68 MUSTANG NOS Right and left side quarter panels. Plus NOS taillight panel. All 3 $2100. (704) 5331269 BELT & DISC SANDER ON METAL STAND, $60; Yamaha keyboard on stand, $50; 3/4 leather coat, zip-out liner, $40. 704-482-2912

TABLE TOP SALES BOOTH AVAILABLE. To sell your products over the holidays at our inside location in Kings Mountain, NC. For inquiry call 704-750-6102 or you may e. mail

FULL TIME MAINTENANCE MAN NEEDED. Maintain rental properties. Must have valid NC Drivers license. Pay depends on experience. (704) 473-4299


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

MANUFACTURE REPRENTATIVE. To cover Gaston, Cleveland and Rutherford counties for Tarheel Rubber & Plastics Division of TPI in Winston Salem. E-mail resume to or call 336-760-7400.

HOUSEPARENT NEEDED. Children’s Homes has an opening for individual to work as houseparent who is experienced working with or want to care for children/youth. It is a live in position for seven days on and then off seven days or part time. Must be 21 and have a high school/GED or higher. degree. Houseparents will be responsible for managing the home and all areas associated with parenting children. Responsibilities include being a positive role model, preparing meals, taking them to appointments and administer medications. We usually have up to six children at each home with a full time houseparent and a part time helper. Part time help is also needed for helping run errands and children to appointments, etc. $22,500. or $12.00 per hr for part time. Full time employees get paid health, dental and vision insurance after three months. Christmas bonus. Retirement incentive after one year. (704) 471-1150 rita@


NEON BEER LIGHTS. (Christmas Gift) All working, some very rare. $150-$1400. Pool table lights.$225-$350 Collecting for 30 years. (704) 533-1269 FIREWOOD FOR SALE. Long wheelbase load. Fully loaded. $70.00/load. Delivered. 864-492-4793 or 803627-9408. FESCUE HAY FOR SALE. $4.50 per bale. Call 704-5384110. If no answer leave message. UTILITY TRAILER 6.5’ X 8’. single axle in good condition $1000; Also enclosed goat & calf trailer $500. (704) 6858565

UTILITY BUILDINGS, STORAGE BUILDINGS. Steel, Wood, Vinyl. Some fully insulated, 1 to 2 day delivery if buy from stock. Cash or low down payment with monthly payments. No credit ok. J. Johnson Sales INC. 828-2455895. 16’X40’ OR TWO STORY BUILDINGS BUILT ON SITE. 1 DAY INSTALL. J. Johnson Sales INC. 828-245-5895.

FARM & GARDEN TRACTOR IMPLEMENTS. Category 1 3 POINT HOOK UP 30’’ REVERSIBLE PAN SCOOP $350.00 (like new) PALLET FORKS $250.00 (like new) ONE ROW CULTIVWOR $125.00 (like new) NO TRADES!!! $600.00 FOR ALL (704) 718-9122


FLAG POLES, FLAGS IN STOCK. Pickup or we deliver and install available. J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City. Call 828-245-5895. CARPORTS, GARAGES, BUILDINGS, RV, BOAT COVERS IN STOCK. Areas largest on site display. Best selection, quality price. J. Johnson Sales, Inc. 2690 Hwy. 221S., Forest City. 828-245-5895. PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS with Scratch Pads! Press Room Printing. 704482-2243. (704) 538-5788 TRAILERS, LAWNMOWER TRAILERS, Flatbed Trailers, Enclosed Trailers, Horse and Cattle Trailers, Saddlery. Check our prices and quality before you buy. Bridges Riding Equipment. Boiling Springs, NC. (704) 434-6389 CHINA CABINET LIKE NEW. Good condition $350. (704) 482-7274

CKC GERMAN SHEPHERD MALE PUPPIES. These two adorable boys are looking for their forever families. Born October 8th, they are vet checked, dewormed, and vaccinated. Asking $600 each. Please call for more details. (704) 734-7088 FLEMISH GIANT RABBITS FOR SALE Flemish Giant baby rabbits for sale. They are great with kids! We have a variety of colors and located in Kings Mountain, NC. (704) 734-8392 ccwade2012@ BUFF ORPINGTONS AND RHODE ISLAND REDS. Three ages, $1-$3. Also Liberty 18 gun safe, $425. 704487-9764

REFRIGERATORS, STOVES, WASHERS, DRYERS. Discount Prices. 1205 Earl Road, Shelby NC. (704) 487-4443 VINTAGE MARANTZ RECEIVER- BOSE SPEAKERS. Vintage Marantz RS 3559 A/V Receiver Century Collection Champagne Steel Rare - includes Remote Control - $500. Bose Acoustimass5 Series3 Speaker System - $200. (352) 359-1444 K2RMA@ FIREWOOD FOR SALE. All types already split. Can deliver. Truck & Trailer loads, starting at $75. Will negotiate. 704-466-7623

CKC MINI CHRISTMAS LONG HAIRED DACHSHUND PUPS. Mother & Father on site. Father - Champion - 2 Blue ribbons, Photos available on request. Microchipped and ready Christmas Eve. $1200. 704-634-1157

WANT TO BUY DANNY’S AUTOWERKS. Buying used or junk cars. Competitive prices. Call Danny 828-289-3081 or Jimmy 828-289-1175. 19.5 FT TRAILER, CUSTOM BUILT. Dual axle with winch ‘69 VW, 60’s VW - Dune body. All 3 $2995.. (704) 533-1269 CHRISTMAS SALE OF NEW PRODUCTS. 1. Back supports — Gator face mask — Toboggans — Scarfs 2. Compression sleeves for arms, legs and wrist for those who suffer pain in these areas of the body. 3. Our specialty division manufacture and supply Antimicrobial Sneeze sleeves and Handkerchiefs that help to stop the spreading of germs that one would find in flu and common cold. ( Purchase ) 4. We are located at 143 Rollingbrook road — Kings Mountain, NC Sales office open from 9:30 a.m until 4:30 pm Friday and Saturday DEER CORN, 60 POUND BAG. $9. Callahan Farms. Cletus: 704-300-5341; Steve: 704-472-8865; Todd: 704692-1627 EAGLE COMPUTER WHEEL BALANCER EB- 1030, maximum wheel weight 70 kg., Rim diameter-10 in-24 in.,Rim Width-1.5 in.-24 in., $900, 570-419-6654. FLORAL LOVE SEAT. Like new. $100. Can text pictures. (704) 482-9273 HEIL QUAKER CORPORATION OIL Furnace. 85,000 BTU. Good condition. $400.00 or best offer. 828-248-8060.

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

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

FORD MOTOR AND TRANSMISSIONS. Call for size and price. 828-287-3820.

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

2017 150CC SCOOTER. “Great Gift For Christmas” Black & Silver (Good Condition) only $550.00. Call (704) 473-5447

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

WE NEED YOUR PALLETS. Contact Custom Pallets of the Carolinas. We also need people experienced in pallet repair. Call Amanda at (828) 748-7844 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. WE BUY JUNK VEHICLES. WE BUY JUNK CARS, TRUCKS AND VANS ANY CONDITION MUST HAVE PROOF OF OWNERSHIP AND ID (704) 487-5244 CRESTM IDDLE@AOL . COM WANT TO BUY Cedar Logs. Paying $1.00 per foot Intrenational Scale, We Also Sell Custom Hunting Blinds, Lets discuss 627 Dixon road Ellenboro Nc 28040

CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES. $350 each. 2 boys, one white, one white with brown markings. Will be very small. Shots and wormed. (704) 418-9244 charlesnew ton59@yahoo. com TWO SEVEN YEAR OLD YORKIES. 1 male, 1 female, selling as pair. Need fenced yard or house-kept. All shots. $1200. 828-200-7441. HEIFERS FOR SALE. F1 Black Baldy Open Replacement Heifers. Breeding age. Home raised and gentle. Springhill Angus & Hereford Farm.704-477-9054. REGISTERED ENGLISH SETTER PUPPIES. Ready by Jan. 14th. Will come with first shots, dewormed and micro chipped. Parents are accomplished hunters! Taking Deposits - $600 each. (704) 477-3339

WE BUY USED TRAILERS with Titles. J. Johnson Sales Inc. Call 828-245-5895. WANT TO BUY. ATV’s, PopUp Campers and Small Travel Trailers. Call 828-429-3935. 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 CASH FOR YOUR CAR running or not, title or no title. Call Charles Dellinger at Red Road Towing. 704692-6767, (704) 487-0228 LIFT CHAIR. heavy duty. Call: 828-429-7710 CASH FOR YOUR RECORD ALBUMS. Call Ron. (919) 314-7579 WANT TO BUY CARS, TRUCKS. Trailers, Tractors, Farm Equipment. Must have ID and proof of ownership. Callahan’s Towing. (704) 6921006

SHEPWEILER PUPPIES. Imported parents. Free training. 10 weeks old. $250 each. Free puppies and service training to Veterans. 828-755-7335. USE SEAL N HEAL® on dogs & cats to seal wounds with a bitter taste to prevent gnawing, allow healing. At Tractor Supply® (


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PETS & LIVESTOCK FOUR GREAT LAYING HENS. Hand raised, two Golden Comets, two Sapphire Gems, 7 months old, $10 each. 828-785-3265 FREE TO A GOOD HOME. 6 months old large mixed breed female puppy. Spaded, shots up-to-date. Very sweet. Need to find a good home soon. 704-300-0220. Also, ask about Gracey Bell. GERMAN SHORT HAIR POINTER PUPPIES for sale. $250/ea. 6 weeks old, 3 males, 5 females. 864-4905281.


DOG KENNELS. 7x7, 5x10, 10x10, 10x20, 20x20 tops, split kennels. Pickup or we deliver and install available. J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City. 828-245-5895.


Deadline: Friday at 12:00 Noon






LABRADOODLE PUPPIES $500 EACH. Ready to go December 24. Will have 1st shots & dewormed. Taking deposits now. Henry L. Miller 1608 Walls Church Rd., Ellenboro NC 28040.

MALE GREY TABBY KITTEN. Nearly 1 year old. Needs good loving home, also 4 young kittens. (828) 201-0133

2014 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN Call for Price. Braunability Handicap Van. Side entry ramp. Transfer driver seat. Ideal van for disabled person who uses a wheel chair and can still drive. Equipped to add hand controls. (704) 692-6248 buck@



FREE TO GOOD HOME. Two kittens. 6 months old. Male and female. Cute Black and white. (704) 629-2931 BLACK LAB $200. Small Lap Dogs: Chihuahua & Feist Mix. “Will stay small forever!” Call (704) 259-3712

TEACUP YORKIE POO CHI. Teacup Yorkie Poo Chi, blonde, male, 2 1/2 years old, been neutered. $500. Toy Multi Poo Female puppy. 12 wks old, shots UTD, formed, vet checked. $1500. 828-3910919. CHICKENS, DUCKS, RABBITS. For Sale. (704) 5382004

2002 FORD CROWN VICTORIA. 81,447 miles, good condition. Everything power works. Serious Inquiries only, $5500. (704) 300-2783



YOUNG ADULT RESCUE CATS. Spayed & neutered. Males $80, females $125. Call for selection. (828) 391-0919

ADULT QUAIL $5 EACH. Quail Chicks $1.50 ea. Quail eggs $3 per doz, 50% hatch rate guaranteed. (704) 4769943

GOLDENDOODLE F1B PUPS Home raised. Hands on from day one. Ready Dec 22nd. Will be vetted, with first puppy shots and parasite free. Have 10, 5 have deposits. $1500. For questions and more pictures text. Marion (386) 365-9703 pamtn648@


OCEAN LAKES MYRTLE BEACH. Cottage N34. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, den, kitchen, dining, covered deck, near country store. Call Dorcas, 803-718-2659. 2006 MERCEDES-BENZ C-CLASS C280 4matic, 6 cyl., auto., loaded, good miles, new tires, great car. $2,995 OBO sell or trade. 828-429-8833.


2015 DODGE JOURNEY. Navy Blue, 3 rows, new tires, automatic, 143,000 miles, 2.4 liter engine, $9500 or OBO. 704-472-7741.



FOR RENT CLEVELAND COUNTY NICE COUNTRY LIVING. 2 or 3BR mobile homes for rent. 10 minutes from Shelby. NO PETS. Seniors welcome. No Texts. 843-957-9299. NO HEAT BILLS HERE! 1 bedroom apartment, small complex, excellent location, Shelby. Second floor. Not HAP eligible. No pets or smoking. Heat & water included in $525 month. (704) 487-5480 2 & 3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. For Rent in country setting in Kings Mountain area. 704-898-9298 or (704) 739-4908 NICE COUNTRY LIVING. 2 or 3BR mobile homes for rent. 10 minutes from Shelby. NO PETS. Seniors welcome. No Texts. 843-957-9299.

DW 2018 MOBILE HOME. For Sale. Never Been Lived In- .63 lot, 4BR, 2BA. #3 School District. 980-4045200. (980) 404-5200

REAL ESTATE 1976 FORD F100 XLT Shortbed, automatic, PS, PB, AC. New inside/out, Candy Apple Red paint. New custom red interior, new chrome, 3 pages of upgrades, highly refurbished. Like new. In family almost 30 years. 4 years of work, over $42K invested. Asking $32,900. (704) 533-1269

POLK COUNTY, SUNNYVIEW, NC. FOR SALE BY OWNER. Convenient location, 8 acre Restricted Estate Lot. Owner Finance Available. Call 828-429-3287.


MOVE IN SPECIAL. 2 & 3 Bedroom, deposit required. $195 weekly rates. Includes power and water. NO PETS. Visit us online at Oakwood Rentals, Shelby. Call (704) 473-4299 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 MOBILE HOMES & APARTMENTS. In Kings Mountain. Price starting at $100 per week. Call (704) 739-4417


2&3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Nice and clean, water furnished. Oak Grove Community, Kings Mtn. Call or text, 704-739-0259. LAUREL HILL APARTMENTS. Will stop taking applications effective December 1, 2021 for our 1 bedroom waiting lists. 704-487-1114 RUTHERFORD COUNTY 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH, secluded 1 acre lot. No pets. First, last, security. 55 & older. Background check. Shiloh area. 828-429-9831. OAKLAND ROAD 2BR APARTMENT. Like new. Appliances, sewer, water, garbage included. $595. Small efficiency all utilities included. $450 plus deposit/references. 828-248-1776. 2 & 3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Small private park between Spindale and Forest City. Starting at $500 per month. 828-382-0475.


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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






How Older Drivers Can Save on Auto Insurance Dear Savvy Senior, Can you provide any tips to help seniors reduce their auto insurance premiums? I just got hit with a 15 percent increase on my car insurance and am looking for ways to save. Fixed Income Frank

and 15 percent – to drivers who take a refresher course to brush up on their safety skills. These courses, offered by AAA ( and AARP (, cost $20 to $30 and can be taken online.

Dear Frank, Unfortunately, auto insurance rates went up significantly over the past year as the pandemic eased and more Americans got back on the roads. But there are plenty of ways to cut your premium. To find out what discounts may be available to you, contact your auto insurer and inquire about these options, and any others that may benefit you.

Monitored driving discount: Many insurance providers offer discounts based on how and when you use your car. To get this, the insurer would provide a small monitoring device that you would place in your car to track things like your acceleration, braking habits, driving speeds, phone use and when you drive. Drivers are rewarded between 10 and 50 percent for safe driving and for not driving late at night.

Low mileage discount: Most insurers offer discounts to customers who drive limited miles each year, which is usually beneficial to retirees who drive less because they don’t commute to work every day. These discounts usually kick in when your annual milage drops below 7,000 or 7,500, which is significantly less than the typical 12,000 miles most Americans drive a year. Drivers Ed discount: Many states require insurance companies to offer defensive driving discounts – between 5

In addition, many insurance providers also offer discounts to drivers who do not have any violations or accidents for three or more years. Membership discounts: Organizations that you belong to can also lower your insurance premium. Insurers offer discounts through professional associations, workers’ unions, large employers or membership organizations such as AAA, the National Active and Retired

Federal Employees Association, AARP, etc. You could even qualify for savings based on the college you attended or the fraternity or sorority you belonged to decades ago. Bundle policies: If your auto policy is issued by a different company from the one insuring your life or home, call each insurer and ask if bundling the policies would be cheaper.

Improve your credit: You may be able to lower your car insurance premium by paying your bills on time and reducing the amount of debt you carry. Insurers look at how their customers manage credit to get an idea of risk and to price policies. Better rates are given to those with good credit scores, typically 700 or above. Increase your deductible: While it’s not right for everyone, paying a higher deductible could save you big on premiums. For example, raising your deductible from $200 to $500 could reduce the cost of your collision and comprehensive coverage by 15 to 30 percent. Going to a $1,000 deductible could save you 40 percent or more.

Consider your car model: If you’re shopping for a new vehicle, call for an insurance quote before you decide what to buy. Some vehicles are safer and cost less to repair than others. Insurance companies collect data about each make and model and use it to determine how much to charge customers. Comparison shop: To find out if your current premium is competitive with what other insurers charge, or to help you look for a different provider you should comparison shop. Online brokerages such as, and let you plug in basic details – such as your age and your car’s make, model and year – to compare rates from insurance companies. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book.

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Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Young’s project entering the home stretch By Loretta Cozart Kiamesha Young has been working on the old McGill’s Exxon station at 100 E. King Street in Kings Mountain for 18-months, and she is entering the home stretch of her project to convert the gas station into her real estate office. According to Young, “The preliminaries took a long time and then COVID hit. And, as a result, it became difficult to find qualified workers. But lately I’ve found some good ones. I can’t wait to be finished and am excited to get back home to Kings Mountain!” A year ago, the roof was painted, and the property has seen steady improvements since. Most recently, the outside got a fresh coat of paint, windows were replaced, and a concrete floor was poured in what was once the garage. “We filled the pits with gravel and poured the concrete pad over that, because I’d like to do something with those pits. I intend to revisit that later, so this isn’t the permanent solution,” she said. The plan is to expand the property in a second phase, adding three or four offices. For now, Young is doing preliminary work to prepare for that next step. A floor was poured in an area that once housed the restroom and a hallway into the garage. A doorway in the corner from the main station in front of

The tin ceiling has been painted.

The front windows have been replaced, the tin ceiling cleaned and painted, and the entire building has been painted. Photos by Loretta Cozart the garage was sealed and matching brickwork added. The original station now has a doorway cut through to that back hallway and another is being added for the future expansion. “We are having an issue with the back wall, and we are deciding the best way to handle that,” Young said. “The plan is to have the entire station dried in and

secured within the next two weeks. That way, we can keep the property secure. Once that happens, we can do the necessary work inside and that shouldn’t take too much time. Hopefully, I’ll be done by March. That is the goal,” said Young. “Clint Houser has been very helpful throughout the entire process, and I am grateful to him for that.”

The transoms at the front of the gas station have been cleaned and are functional.


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A door has been closed off and new brickwork added to match the original design.

The back hallway has new concrete and two doorways added.

Inside the old garage, a new floor has been poured.

Exxon station before work began.

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