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HORD’S CONTAINER SERVICE (704) 466-6008 Volume 135 • Issue 50

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Court delays Primary Elections T h e N o r t h Carolina Supreme Court has ruled that all state Primary elections CLIFTON must be PHILBECK delayed Director f r o m of Elections March 8, 2022, to May 17, 2022, for all offices, including legislative seats and seats in the US TIM MOORE House and House Speaker Senate. The ruling also includes the Kings Mountain city election. Last Wednesday’s de-

cision by the state court comes after a state Court of Appeals panel initially blocked filing for legislative and Congressional candidates, only to have the decision reversed by the full intermediate-level Appeals Court Dec. 8. Clifton Philbeck, Elections Director for the Cleveland County Board of Elections, said that’’ for those candidates whose filing has already been accepted by the board that candidates will be deemed to have filed for the same office in the May Primary subject to their ability to withdraw in the new filing period once the filing period is established and subject to any court ruling that would impact the candidate’s’ eligibility.” Cleveland County NC See ELECTIONS, Page 5A

Expanded Catawba Two Kings Casino pre-launch facility opens Dec. 15 500 additional gaming machines An expanded pre-launch facility with an additional 500 gaming machines, including electronic table games offering blackjack, roulette, craps, and baccarat, is anticipated to open Dec. 15 at the Catawba Two Kings Casino in Kings Mountain. With the completed expansion, the temporary casino now features 1,000 gaming machines. They include 954 traditional slot machines and 46 positions at four automated electronic table game pods in a stadium setup. “Our patrons will soon be able to play their favorite table games such as black-

jack, roulette, craps, and baccarat right here at Catawba Two Kings Casino – all from the comfort of one seat,” said Mike Ulizio, president of the Catawba Nation Gaming Authority. “The electronic table games are a great addition as we provide more gaming opportunities at a convenient location for people across the Charlotte region.” The electronic table games feature an easy-touse interface that delivers a classic table games experience that experienced players will love and that lets beginners learn in a non-intimidating environment. Among the features: • Craps offers all traditional bets and proposition See CASINO, Page 5A

Home for Christmas celebration continues this weekend Hours extended for December 18 It’s time to ring in the holiday season, and this year there’s no better place to celebrate than in Downtown Kings Mountain with its month-long celebration featuring amazing Christ-

mas lights, interactive experiences, and free festive fun for the entire family. Make plans to gather downtown for an evening with, Christmas lights, Victorian Carolers, Interactive Characters, Train Rides and See CHRISTMAS, Page 3A

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Keyboards at Christmas A seasonal favorite returns this Sunday The Christmas season beautifully lifts our spirits with cantatas and carol singing. But one area tradition draws our attention to the simple beauty of instrumental celebration. This Sunday, December 19, Keyboards at Christmas will take to the stage of First Baptist Church in Kings Mountain in two performances. The ninety-minute presentation combines the lilting sounds of five grand pianos with additional keyboards, handbells and percussion. Six keyboard artists carry the program: Mrs. Traci Aderholt, Mrs. Heather Bundon, Dr. Jonathan Bundon, Mrs. Bethany Keller, Mr. Michael Sisk and Mrs. Sherry Thomas, with additional percussion and hand-

KEYBOARDS AT CHRISTMAS will be presented in two performances on Sunday, December 19th at 3:00 and 6:00 PM, at First Baptist Church, Kings Mountain. Doors open 30 minutes Photo by Reg Alexander early. There is no admission charge. bells provided by various church members. Dr. Bundon, Worship Pastor of First Baptist Church, says that this is the ninth year that Keyboards at Christmas has been presented in the area. He ex-

plains that undertaking such a program is quite a labor of love. “We begin practice and preparation five or six months out — it can take quite a while to collect the music as there are so few sources for multiple piano

arrangements. There is much individual practice and we begin meeting together for group practice about two months before the concert.” Most of the keyboard See KEYBOARDS, Page 5A

Lt. McDougal retires December 15 On November 30, Lieutenant Todd McDougal was awarded his service weapon and badge for 17 years of service to Kings Mountain Police Department, after service to other law enforcement agencies. He retires from KMPD on December 15. He began his employment with the Kings Mountain Police Department in 2005 as a Patrol Officer. He was promoted to Corporal in the Detective Division in November of 2007. He was then promoted to Sergeant in the Patrol Division in March of 2014. In October of 2016, he transferred back to the Detective Division. In January of 2018, he was promoted to Lieutenant and has been serving in that capacity since. As a Lieutenant, Todd was a dedicated public servant having conducted

himself in a professional manner, earning the respect of those with whom he served, and those he was entrusted to serve, contributing to the betterment of his department and the community. McDougal began his career serving others in 1985 as a Paratrooper and Infantry Fire Team Leader for the 82nd Airborne Division for three years. From 1991 to 1998, he served as Captain for a private security contractor with the company police, Action Security. He joined the Gaston County Sheriff’s Office as a Deputy Sheriff from 2000 to 2003. He served as Lieutenant and Field Training Supervisor with the Metro Special Police from 2003 to 2005. KMPD Chief Lisa Proctor said of McDougal, “Lt. McDougal is an outstanding See MCDOUGAL, Page 5A

Lt. Todd McDougal was awarded his badge and service weapon for his years of service to the community. Photo by Christy Conner

Ray Scott to perform at the American Legion on January 7 Sons of the Legion at Kings Mountain American Legion Post 155 welcomes international recording artist Ray Scott on January 7 for an intimate acoustic music experience. The event begins at 6:30 pm. The Dustin Cole Project will open the performance and Ray Scott takes the stage at 7:30 pm. Tickets are on sale now for $20 each, and capacity is limited. To reserve your tickets, call 704-674-6353 or message the American Legion Post 155 directly on Facebook. Tickets are Cash Only and will be available for pick up at will call the night of the event. Doors open at 5:00 pm the night of the event.

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■ OBITUARIES

Violet Doris Spencer

Violet Doris Spencer (Doris), 88, wife of Kenneth Lee Spencer was born in Kings Mountain, North Carolina, Doris was the daughter of the late John Wesley and Idell Riddle. Doris passed away Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at Hendersonville Health and Rehab. Doris was preceded in death by her parents John Wesley and Idell Riddle and her great granddaughter Ella Grace Mintz. Doris is survived by her husband Ken, her children Rob Spencer (Marie) of Landrum, SC, Kenny Spencer (Debbie) of Heath TX, Lisa Arrowood of Walhalla, SC and Kelly Lupinski (Larry) of East Hampton CT. She is also survived by her 7 grandchildren Shena Mintz (Sean) of Saluda NC, Ashley Eller (MJ) of Westminster, SC, Jamie Miller (Matthew) of Tuscon, AZ., Abby Arrowood of Seneca, SC., Alexis Arrowood of Walhalla, SC, Sam Spencer and Kate Spencer of Heath TX and 6 great grandchildren Brilee, Bryce, Avery, Callie, Solomon and Creedence. Doris was a dedicated wife, mother, and teacher that lit up any room she walked into. Her smile was contagious as she would snicker at her own jokes and antics. Doris worked at St John’s Preschool nurturing the children as if they were her own. Doris will be dancing in heaven in one of her well-known Christmas sweaters this year continuing to smile down on earth. A Celebration of Life ceremony will be held on Sunday, December 19th, 2021 at 2:00 pm at the Chapel of Sandifer Funeral Home, 512 East Main Street, Westminster, SC. The family is at their respective homes. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Doris’ memory may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 3223 Sunset Blvd., West Columbia, SC 29169 or Alzheimer’s at https:// support.brightfocus.org/ alzheimers/donate. Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com. Sandifer Funeral Home is assisting the Spencer family.

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

■ POLICE

Myra Kay Howell GROVER, NC – Myra Kay Howell, 79, of Grover, NC, passed away surrounded by her loving daughters on December 9, 2021 at Testa Hospice in Kings Mountain, NC. She was born in Cherokee County, SC, daughter of the late David Durbro and Myra Louise Phillips McCarter and was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Jimmie Lee Howell. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Dana Marie Howell, her brother, David Douglas McCarter, and her stepfather, Frank Dale Batchelor. Kay retired from Cleveland County Schools where she worked for many years as a bus driver and in the cafeteria at Grover Elementary School. She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church in Grover. She enjoyed working crossword puzzles and reading her bible daily. Kay loved spending time with her family whom she loved with all her heart. The memory of her love, guidance, and kindness will be cherished by everyone who knew and loved Kay. She is survived by daughters: Kelly Crocker (Michael), Grover, NC and Leigh Howell, Earl, NC; sisters: Gwenne McCarter, Blacksburg, SC and Lisa Batchelor Booth and her husband Reverend Bill Booth, Maryville, TN; 7 grandchildren and 5 greatgrandchildren. Funeral service was held on Sunday, December 12, 2021 at 2:30 PM at First Baptist Grover with Reverends Scott Kerstead and Bill Booth officiating. Visitation was held on Sunday, December 12, 2021 from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM prior to the service in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church. Interment was held in Grover Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials in memory of Mrs. Howell may be made to Hospice of Cleveland County at 951 Wendover Heights Drive, 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.

ARRESTS DEC. 3: Timothy Richard Stamey Junior, 39, 616 E. Gold Street, resisting public officer, $500 secured bond. DEC. 4: Kenneth Adam Johnson, 29, 922 Mountain Crest Drive, felony larceny of motor vehicle, felony possession motor vehicle, no bond. DEC. 5: Sidney Alan Floyd, 53, 103 Cricket Lane, driving while impaired, $1,000 secured bond. DEC. 5: Kenneth Dwaine Clawson, 58, Charlotte, DUI, driving with open container, $2,500 secured bond. Dec. 6: Kenneth Christopher Lynn, 30, Smyrna, SC, second degree trespass, $5,000 bond, secured. DEC.6: Brittany Diane Shires, 30, Gastonia, second degree trespassing, misdemeanor larceny, driving while license revoked, $3,000 secured bond. DEC. 7: Louis Lorenza Duncan, 43, Shelby, order for arrest for failure to appear on simple assault, $5,000 secured bond. DEC. 8: Amanda June Braswell, 27, Lawndale, possession drug paraphernalia, $1,000 secured bond. DEC. 9: Kayl Alexander Morrison, 23, Belmont, first degree trespassing, transported to Gaston County Law Enforcement Center, $4,000 secured bond. CITATIONS DEC.4: David Alan Lee Harris, 18, 803 Katherine Avenue, underage drinking. DEC. 4: Joseph William Burns, 20, 808 Cleveland Ave-

nue 8, underage drinking. DEC. 6: Travis Andrew McIlwain, 33, 700 Groves Street, expired tag, no vehicle inspection. DEC. 6: Anthony Dale Ervin, 35, 346 Oak Grove Road, no vehicle inspection, no insurance. DEC. 6: Misty Darlene Cody, 47, 805 Ramseur Street, fictitious tag, failure to carry driver’s license. DEC. 6: Anthony Eugene Glenn II, Bessemer City, speeding. DEC. 7: Sharon Bowen Bolin, 57, 418 Christopher Court, no registration, fictitious tag, borrowed plate, no insurance, no new certificate of title, revoked license, no stop lamps. DEC. 7: Shelby Renae Elkins, 29, 2201 Pinnacle View Drive, stop sign violation. DEC. 9: Tracy Bernard Mintz, 28, 131 McGinnis Street, no number plate, no insurance, no stop lamps. INCIDENTS NOV. 20: Kinga Food Store, 320 Waco Road, reported receiving worthless checks on closed account. DEC. 3: A resident of Mahogany Lane reported damage to a window and lamp inside the residence. DEC. 3: A resident of Dallas reported theft from his vehicle of a handgun, currency, and ear buds on West Gold Street. DEC. 3: A resident of Grover reported theft of a garden tiller, weed eater, propane cooker, toolbox and other items from a storage building in Kings Moun-

D & T Investment Group LLC investigated for investment fraud Kings Mountain Police Department is currently investigating several complaints of investment fraud pertaining to D & T Investment Group LLC located at 510 East King Street in Kings Mountain. The Criminal Investigations Division is actively investigating these complaints and at this time are requesting any investors or poten-

tial victims associated with D & T Investment Group LLC to file an official complaint with the North Carolina Secretary of State’s Office. Please reference the link below and complete the forms to file a complaint. https://sosnc.gov/online_services/securities/complaint.

KMPD Toy Drive underway Kings Mountain Police Department is now accepting toy donations for the 2021 Christmas year. New and unwrapped toys for children 13 and under, as well as monetary donations, are welcome until December 17. Drop off donations at Kings Mountain Police Department located at 112

S. Piedmont Avenue. It’s the most wonderful time of the year to bring joy to a child in need. “We are excited to help the children of Kings Mountain Schools. Please contact your school guidance counselor for more information,” said Chief Lisa Proctor.

tain. Dec. 4: A resident of Juniper Street reported theft of a wallet from a 2019 Chevrolet. DEC. 6: A resident of Kings Oak Circle Apartments reported larceny of a wallet containing currency and personal belongings. DEC. 7: A resident of Brookwood Road reported identity theft. WRECKS DEC. 2: Officer Warlick said James John Burke, 902 Cleveland Drive, was backing his 2008 Kia from a private drive and collided with a 2008 Jeep operated by John Michael Phillips, 704 W. Mountain Street. Property damages were estimated at $4,000. DEC. 2: Officer Warlick said Summer Swango, 612 Charles Street, 79, failed to slow her 2008 Volk on NC 161 ALT and rear-ended a 2006 Ford operated by Steven Farley of Spindale. Property damage was estimated at $2,700. DEC. 6: Officer Butler said Miriam Llewellyn, 103 Stowe Acres, was backing her 2016 Chevrolet from a parking space at Linwood Family Mart and struck a 2022 Hyundai operated by Leonard Jenkins, 112 Cyclone Lane. Property damage was estimated at $2,500. DEC. 6: Officer Cutler cited Pamela Fehlauer Thomas, 152 Gunsmoke Trail, with failure to maintain lane control after her 1998 Chevrolet struck a 2016 Honda operated by Joseph Dyer of Shelby. The accident happened in the turn lane on E.

Ridge Street. Property damage was estimated at $5,800. DEC. 7: Officer Warlick said JAMES Boyce Garland, Gastonia, operating a 2015 Jeep, rear-ended a 2018 Jeep operated by Darion McKinney, 621 East Gold Street., on US 74 Business. Property damage was estimated at $3,000. DEC. 7: Officer Cutler said a 2015 Jeep operated by Larry Williams, 166 Cindy Lane, and a 2011 Chevrolet operated by Eddie Dean Hinson, 119 Walnut Acre Drive, collided in the turn lane of US 74 Business. Property damage was estimated at $2,500. DEC. 7 Officer Butler said vehicles operated by Stetson Brooks McDaniel, 405 I Love Lucy Lane, and Lisa Ivey Parker, 102 Grey Drive, operating a 2007 Honda, crashed in the intersection of NC 216 and US 74 Business where Kelly Kinney, 603 Plantation Drive, was stopped for a red light in a 2021 Suba and hit by the 2010 Ford operated by McDaniel. Two people were taken to the hospital by family members. Property damages were estimated at $15,000. DEC. 7: Officer Warlick said Andrew Hyman, 5182 Battleground Road, operating a 2007 Chevrolet, was turning right onto travel lanes in the parking lot of 610 E. King Street and struck a 2000 Lincoln operated by Amelia Postell, 612 Charles Street 87. Property damage was estimated at $2,500.

The drug house at 2462 Cobb Dr. in Kings Mountain is officially shut down. Customers are no longer welcome! Any unhappy customers or citizens with information about other drug houses should call 704-484-4831. Photo by CCSO

GCPD charges man with possession of child porn Gaston County Police have charged Thomas James Bees, age 27, of 1205 Charles Raper Jonas Hwy., Mount Holly with two felony counts of 2nd degree sexual exploitation of a child and two felony counts of 3rd degree sexual exploitation of a child. The charges are the result of an investigation started after a cybercrime tip was received from the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC). On December 9, County Police detectives, assisted by Homeland Security Investigations, served a search warrant at Bees’ residence, and seized electronic devices belonging to him. Bees was arrested is currently

THOMAS JAMES BEES incarcerated in the Gaston County Jail, being held on a $100,000 secured bond. The investigation continues and anyone with any further information is asked to contact Det. R.L. Smith at 704-866-3320 or Crimestoppers at 704-861-8000. There is no further information currently available.


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Home for Christmas continues in Downtown KM

Christmas Lights at Patriots Park and Fantasy Light Show It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! Downtown Kings Mountain has turned into a magical wonderland, as the sights and sounds of Christmas come back “Home for Christmas”. Costner’s Christmas Lights Extravaganza, a magnificent display of Christmas

lights formerly owned by Grady and Katie Costner, and the Mayor’s Downtown Fantasy Light Show continue to brighten the night sky. New to Patriots Park is one of Grady and Katie’s most revered light displays, the carrousel. This special light display took a year to refur-

bish. “Grady Costner’s craftsmanship for creating Christmas displays was amazing,” says Mayor Scott Neisler. “We are thrilled to add the carrousel to the park this year. It wasn’t Christmas until you visited his home to view his lights. I’m so glad

Feed the Children Saturday, Dec. 18 By Loretta Cozart This Saturday, one week before Christmas, Feed the Children Day returns to Kings Mountain at Patrick Senior Center from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., or until all food is distributed. An anonymous donor donated a truck in the name of Allan Luther Harkey to bring $75,000 worth of food to be distributed to needy families in our community. CORMETECH, Inc. will assist the city in providing the manpower to physically distribute the food to over 400 local families. At the November city council meeting, Mayor Scott Neisler proclaimed December 18 as Feed the Children Day in Kings Mountain, in honor of the organization and their mission to help children in need. Families receiving support

have been pre-identified by Kings Mountain Crisis Ministry through local school counselors that work with the children in most need of assistance. Each family will receive a 25-pound box of food such as canned vegetables, peanut butter and mac ‘n cheese; a 15-pound box of essentials that include personal care items such as lotion, shampoo and conditioner; During a prior year’s event, Cormeand toys. tech employees volunteered to load Kings Mountain food and gifts for families as they Crisis Ministry is an came through the drive-thru. emergency assistance Photo by Scott Neisler agency sponsored by ing of interfaith ministers and the Kings Mountain Ministerial Association and is community leaders. We are a governed by an eleven-mem- non-profit organization and ber board of directors consist- give hope to all in the name of

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that we were able to obtain them to preserve his spirit for generations to come.” Throughout the Christmas season, visitors will be able to stroll through Patriots Park to view a magical wonderland of lights while enjoying traditional Christmas tunes from Liberty Falls Amphi-

theatre. The Mayor’s Downtown Christmas Fantasy Light Show, synchronized to music from “Let it Snow” Radio 87.9 FM, will light up the night sky as well. To view the lights, visitors can stroll down Railroad Avenue or park on South Battleground Avenue and view from the

comfort of their car. For more information, please contact the Special Events Department at 704-730-2101, access their website at www.kingsmountainchristmas.com or Facebook page https://www. facebook.com/CityofKMSpecialEvents.

Jesus Christ. Kings Mountain Crisis Ministry provides temporary assistance to individuals and families in financial crisis. We facilitate the distribution of food and clothing and give financial assistance for rent,

utilities, medicine, fuel, and gasoline. Established in 1979, Feed the Children exists to defeat childhood hunger. It is one of the leading U.S.-based charities and serves those in need in the U.S. and in 10 countries around

the world. It provides food, education initiatives, essentials, and disaster response. It operates five distribution centers located in Oklahoma, Indiana, California, Tennessee, and Pennsylvania.

ROAD CLOSURE NOTICE - Christmas is just around the corner! On Saturday evening, December 18th between 4:00-10:00pm, Home for Christmas festivities will take place. Various roads along West Mountain Street, South Railroad Avenue, West Gold Street and South Cansler Street will be impacted. Gold Street at S. Battleground Ave will be blocked off as well. Please use extreme caution when traveling on these roads due to the increase in motor vehicles and pedestrians. Carriage rides will be taking place along this route as well. Please plan to travel different roads if you are impacted by this change. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter. We hope you will attend Home for Christmas in Kings Mountain!

CHRISTMAS From Page 1A much more! Kings Mountain takes great pride in its special blend of family friendly holiday magic. You’ll feel as though you’ve been swept up in a Hallmark movie as twinkling Christmas light illuminate city streets with Mayor Scott 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 several new displays will be unveiled, each one guaranteed to take your breath away. South Railroad Avenue will be transformed into a Downtown Artisan Market featuring local goods that will make the perfect stocking stuffers, and, of course, the extremely popular Bella Express Train Rides will be returning this weekend. The Home for Christmas Celebration ends Saturday, December 18th. The Special Events Department has ex-

tended the hours for the last event of the year from 4:0010:00pm. The Costner’s Christmas Lights Extravaganza and the Mayor’s Downtown Fantasy Light Show will continue to run all month long ending on January 1, 2022. For more information regarding the “Home for Christmas” Celebration, contact the Special Events Department at 704-730-2101, access their website at www. kingsmountainchristmas.com or Facebook page at https:// www.facebook.com/CityofKMSpecialEvents.

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OPINION

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

TODAY’S QUOTE: The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission. – John F. Kennedy

Pieces of Kings Mountain History As Christmas approaches, followed by the New Year, it is important to LORETTA take stock in COZART all the events of the last year. Kings Mountain has seen many changes, with many more coming quickly to our city. Some folks want our town to remain the same as it has been for the last 60years, but change is inevitable. And we are about to see a lot of changes. Catawba Two Kings Casino’s pre-launch facility opened earlier this year and has doubled in size. A ground-breaking for the permanent casino facility is anticipated in early 2022 and will eventually bring with it a five-story parking deck and a 29story hotel. Both are firsts for Cleveland County. The area around the casino is growing. With neighborhoods planned, development along Kings Mountain Blvd. and Phifer Road will bring new homes and citizens to our city. With an aging housing stock, it wouldn’t be surprising to see developers coming in to refurbish the older mill houses, too. Those houses would make great starter homes, or even smaller houses for those who wish to downsize. But some developers wouldn’t care and might plow down those communities for new townhouses. That is a two-edged sword, building and destroying in one fell swoop. With all the development coming, we also need to remember to preserve our history. For so long, we have identified with that history, the history of the town’s founding fathers and those who moved here to build it. It is easy to think of W.A. Mauney or his brother, J.S. Mauney when you think of the history of Kings Mountain. But in the Pauline Mill Village where

I grew up, folks always spoke highly of Mrs. Ida Pauline Neisler. She was the mediator and often set things straight between mill management and mill workers. I feel confident she had something to do with employees being paid during the great depression. She took care of the people, and the people took care of the mill. During the last 100 years or more, the heirs of the city’s founders kept ownership of much of the land. In doing so, they also protected their heritage. But now, much of the old mill properties are being sold and with them goes the protection of that history. New owners don’t care about that history because they want to create legacies of their own. So, it is now up to the citizens to protect parts of the town’s history, its buildings, and its stories. Citizens can do their part by donating artifacts and histories to Kings Mountain Historical Museum or Mauney Memorial Library, whichever is most appropriate. Those organizations are the keepers of our history, and we need to make sure the stories of all our people are archived there. It stands to reason that not everyone can own a mill, but it takes workers to keep the mill running. And their stories are important also. When it comes to places, especially important community spaces, it has now fallen upon the citizens to protect those too. Currently, Cleveland County School District owns Central School. To them it is a liability, a facility now considered surplus. To the citizens of our town though, it is the place they took important steps toward adulthood, a place where they excelled academically or in whatever way they chose. If you don’t want to see Central destroyed, let your city councilperson know. They need to hear your thoughts

on this matter before the January 10 deadline. We must also be aware that infill to our existing neighborhoods must be an asset to that community. To allow anything less would be a disservice to the people living there and could potentially destroy the entire neighborhood. All communities are fragile, especially if a hasty decision threatens the stability of the neighborhood. Our future is upon us, as three large manufacturing plants are about to open, or will open in the next year. Who will occupy those spaces and what industries will they bring? We know Benestar Brands will be opening in the foreseeable future. But there is 1.6 million square feet of building space being built nearby. Those buildings will require lots of employees. What are we as a community doing to help our own citizens to fill these jobs? The more our citizens benefit from a better education and better wages, the more our town will benefit also. Kings Mountain is experiencing growth and we need a satellite facility of either Cleveland Community College or Gaston College in Kings Mountain. Wooing either would work because Kings Mountain sits in both Gaston County and Cleveland County. Whichever college is willing to invest in Kings Mountain determines which end of city the facility would be located. Last week, we learned about the Toyota North American Battery Plant coming to the Greensboro-Randolf Megasite. It’s not surprising Toyota decided to move to North Carolina, but it would have been nicer to see that plant in Cleveland County. It stands to reason they could have moved here, since we are in the lithium belt and Toyota must get the raw materials for their batteries somewhere. I

Looking Back

By Loretta Cozart

Reading the January 7, 1915, edition of the Kings Mountain Herald, available at DigitalNC.org, a story was shared by the editor about a gathering of businessmen for a banquet of Kiser Lumber Company employees before Christmas. After the meal, the men entertained themselves with speeches. In attendance was W. A. Mauney and his brother, J.S. Mauney. W. A. was called upon and he shared a story of an early part of his life. “Esquire W. A. Mauney was called upon for a toast on the ‘Old Field School.’ Mr. Mauney acquitted himself to the satisfaction and enjoyment of all present. He stated that he became a teacher in the old field school ten days before he reached his fifteenth birthday and that he followed it to manhood. Many were the funny experiences which he related concerning his discipline and especially as applied to the ‘girls.’“ “Mr. J. S. Mauney was next called to speak on ‘How we used to spend Christmas.’ He stated that the boys in the days of his youth didn’t get so many Christmas holidays as present, but that the number of their holidays was measured by the duration of the Christmas Yule log, which was usually cut from a black gum. Mr. Mauney didn’t tell it, but it developed that the boys, then known as Andrew, Sam, and Jake, learned to play tricks on their father by going several days before Christmas and preparing the Yule log and submerging it under water where it remained until it was called for by the head of the house.”

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suspect the decision had more to do with workforce issues, because they will need lots of employees. Hopefully, the announcement will eventually impact Kings Mountain positively. Kings Mountain is blessed to have so much

opportunity coming to the area. But with much opportunity comes great responsibility. Our leaders have done a great deal putting us on the path to benefit from this growth. But they must remember our past as they develop our future. The two can

coexist, with one benefitting the other. I feel certain of this, because you can’t know where you are going if you don’t know from where you come. Mrs. Ida Pauline Neisler knew that, and I do too. Keeping that in mind will set us on a good path going forward.

What about the other Ethan Crumbleys? We are unfortunately informed once again of another horrific, Glenn Mollette senseless Guest Editorial school shooting. They don’t stop. When will the next one be? Who will be the next shooter and who will be the next unsuspecting victims? Once again, American kids go to school to pursue education and American life but are murdered by a classmate while walking the hallway or sitting in a class. This has to stop. Will it ever? According to news reports, on Nov. 30, 2021, Ethan Crumbley, a fifteen-year-old, took the lives of four schoolmates and injured seven others at Oxford High School, a Detroit, Michigan suburb. Crumbley has once again reminded us of the horrific outcomes of mental illness and the importance of parents, teachers, churches and communities working together to protect each other. According to news reports, the Oxford school was alerted to Crumbley’s disturbing social media posts, drawings depicting violence, and other actions that had called for his parents to come to the school for a serious talk about their child. Reports of the parents buying a semi-automatic weapon for their son’s Christmas

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present and taking him to a shooting range for practice is revealing their denial of, as well their failure to address, their son’s problems. My dad gave me some shotgun lessons when I was growing up. I was turned loose in the hills of Appalachia to hunt for squirrels at the age of 12 with a hunting license. Parents teaching their children to shoot a weapon and hunt are as old as our nation. However, parents should never provide their children access to guns when there are obvious warnings of mental illness. Past school shooters have talked about being bullied by classmates or not fitting into any of the school social groups. Rejection, being bullied, failure to make the school team or feeling outright mistreated makes anyone feel bad, dejected and disappointed. Such feelings should be a push to any of us to look at ourselves to see how we either must adjust, change, work harder, problem solve as to what is happening or even find a different school or community in which to live. Hurting others never resolves anything and only increases our pain, darkness and sentences the rest of our lives to prison or regret of how we handled our feelings. School can be a difficult life learning ground. What we face in the local school often is only preparing us for what we

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Jimmy Wayne’s Paper Angels celebrates 20th birthday Recording artist, author, and philanthropist Jimmy Wayne wrote his holiday hit Paper Angels in 2001. The song is inspired by his own experience of having been a recipient of the Salvation Army Angel Tree program as a child. This year marks the 20th birthday of the song which became a book in 2011 and a made-for-television movie in 2014. The movie is available on most streaming services this Christmas season. Kings Mountain honored Jimmy Wayne earlier this

year by painting his mural on the Joy Performance Theater. His love for foster children is inspired by his own life, as he pays it forward through his works and deeds raising awareness of children in foster care. In 1982, Jimmy was a recipient of the Salvation Army Angel Tree Program. And in 1987, he was given his first guitar by the Salvation Army. After earning his first record deal in 2001, he recorded Paper Angels and began his mission to raise awareness for these forgotten youth.

By 2004, Paper Angels was the First Week Most Added country Christmas Song, breaking the record set in 1982 by Dolly Parton's Hard Candy Christmas. And in 2013, the State of Tennessee, the celebrated The Salvation Army Angel Tree Day on December 1. The next year, Paper Angels movie was released, and it has since become a holiday classic. Having recently celebrated the 11-year anniversary of finishing his walk halfway across America (Project Meet Me Halfway) to raise aware-

An expanded pre-launch facility with an additional 500 gaming machines is anticipated to open Dec. 15 at the Catawba Two Kings Casino in Kings Mountain. Photo by Loretta Cozart

CASINO From Page 1A bets as seen on a live Craps table game. • Internal video blackjack allows players to play at their own pace without hurry-up time. • Blackjack side bets include Lucky Lucky, 21 + 3 and Lucky Ladies. • Baccarat side bets include Lucky Nines, Any Pair and Super 6. • Roulette displays the history of the last 10 games and hot and cold numbers. With the expansion, the casino will also add a dedicated high-limit room offering guests added privacy

ELECTIONS From Page 1A House Representative and NC House Speaker Tim Moore said, “I am deeply disappointed in the State

and personal service. Onsite beer and wine service will also launch shortly after the expansion opens. To celebrate the expansion, Catawba Two Kings Casino is launching a sixweek promotion that culminates with a new Ford F-150 SuperCrew truck giveaway on Jan. 24. Beginning Dec. 15, each point earned on a guest’s Lucky North® Club Card will also be an entry into the truck drawing. Each Sunday beginning Dec. 26, two guests will win $500 in Free Play every hour. Two more $500 Free Play prizes will also be awarded at the truck drawing on Jan. 24. The pre-launch facility opened July 1, and work on its expansion began in

September. The new gaming building is attached to the original facility and once again was constructed using prefabricated modular structures. The Catawba Nation and its consultants are continuing planning work on the permanent casino resort project, which will be announced at a later date. The Catawba Two Kings Casino is practicing safety procedures and protocols to best protect guests and employees from COVID-19. All employees are required to wear a mask, and guests are encouraged to wear one as well. Disposable masks are available for guests when they enter the casino.

Supreme Court’s decision to halt and further delay our election process that is already underway.’’ He continued, “to throw this process into chaos at the middle of filing leaves North Carolinians with uncertainty ahead of the elec-

tion. Despite this delay, we are confident we will prevail at trial and our maps will stand.” A lower court will decide the constitutionality of map districts by January 11, 2022.

ness of the plight of more than 30,000 children in foster care, Jimmy, a former foster kid turned award-winning country recording artist and New York Times bestselling author of Walk to Beautiful, which became a three-time New York Times bestseller, crossing the 170,000 sales milestone in early 2019, and becoming a #1 Bestseller at Amazon. In 2017, Jimmy was honored with the inaugural

Community Maker award by Verizon and received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from William Woods University. In 2018 he received an honorary doctorate of Fine Arts from Cal State University San Marcos and in May 2019 he was honored by the National Council for Adoption with the Warren and Mary Alice Babineaux Award in recognition of his continued commitment to creating positive change in

the lives of children in foster care who need permanent families. Jimmy has shared his story — The Power of One — around the world as a keynote speaker and has performed on the Grand Ole Opry stage 224 times. He lives in Nashville and continues to give back through his non-profit awareness campaign, Project Meet Me Halfway.

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From Page 1A artists have been a part of each of the nine years of presentations. Mike Sisk, church organist and instrumentalist for many area musical-drama productions, is one who has been involved since the 2006 premiere event. He echoes the challenge of obtaining the right music: “It’s quite difficult to find piano arrangements that require ten or twelve hands!” he says with a smile. Ambitious performance development and complicated logistics—getting five grand pianos procured and in position is no easy task!— are some of the

MCDOUGAL From Page 1A officer. He worked his way up through the ranks in the department and is currently retiring as Lieutenant over our Criminal Investigations Division. He has not slowed down from the time he entered our department all the

reasons this event happens only every two years. And for those involved, it is important to keep the quality of the presentation at its peak. “It’s so meaningful to bring this celebration of Christmas joy to the area in such an unusual platform,” Sisk says. “So many people are ready to get out and enjoy the seasonal festivities, and here we have a quality event in our own back yard that they might expect to find in a large city.” While one would anticipate an admission fee for such an event, from its beginning, church leadership considered this presentation a "Christmas gift to the city”. Bundon observes, “This

is one of many ways that First Baptist Church shares life and hope with our community. We enjoy bringing families and friends together to delight in the sounds of Christmas… and it’s amazing how this event is meaningful to people of varying musical tastes." Keyboards at Christmas will be presented in two performances on Sunday, December 19th, 3:00 and 6:00 PM, at First Baptist Church, Kings Mountain. Doors will open 30 minutes early. There is no admission charge. Those who cannot attend in person may view the program live-stream at 6:00 on the church’s website, www. fbckm.com or on YouTube.

way up until now. He is one of the most outstanding people that I have ever had the privilege to work with and he will be missed dearly.” “Kings Mountain Police is a better department because of him and those here like him. He has put his heart and soul into making things better and for helping those who need of help,”

Chief Proctor continued. “I am so thankful that Kings Mountain had the honor to have him work here in this city and to be able to retire from our department, a department that he truly loves. A department that knows the sacrifices he has made and the time he has given to this City so very much unselfishly.”


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Experience Joy (Part 2 of Christmas Carols Series) To say that we are living in challenging times is an understatement. Death, pandemic, freedoms restricted, cor- DANYALE PATTERSON ruption and much more are just a few of the problems that have recently plagued our world. Many describe the years 2020-2021 as unbelievably difficult for them. The chaos, negativity, and gross darkness that covers this world have caused fear and despondency in a lot of people. Yet, during it all, we have been given a great biblical promise – JOY! Psalm 16:11 says, “You make known to me the path of life; in your pres-

ence, there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” We need joy because overwhelming problems and trials zap our energy and our hope. Proverbs 17:22 states, “A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” However, the joy of the Lord refreshes and gives us fortitude. Nehemiah 8:10 states, “…And do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” This joy is greater than happiness. Happiness is temporal, but joy is eternal. It comes from knowing and trusting in Jesus as Savior and Lord. Psalm 33:21 states, “For our heart is glad in him because we trust in his holy name.” Also, joy will materialize in your life when you spend time meditating on scripture. In John 15:11 Jesus stated, “I have told you these things so that you will be filled with my joy. Yes, your joy will overflow!”

Today, the Christmas Carol “Joy to World” is relevant more than ever because Christ the Savior was born. Here are a few of the Lyrics: Joy to the world, the Lord is come Let earth receive her King Let every heart prepare Him room And Heaven and nature sing And Heaven and nature sing And Heaven, and Heaven, and nature sing Joy to the World, the Savior reigns! Let men their songs employ While fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains Repeat the sounding joy Repeat the sounding joy Repeat, repeat, the sounding joy He rules the world with truth and grace And makes the nations prove The light of His righteousness And wonders of His love

PRAY THIS PRAYER: “Father, you are the God of hope that fills us with all joy and peace. I delight greatly in you, O Lord; my soul rejoices because you are my God. You have dressed me in garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. Your word and statutes are my heritage forever; they are the joy of my heart. When trials come, help me to get my focus on you and rejoice in you. In Jesus’ name I pray - Amen.” Danyale Patterson is co-founder of Enlighten Ministries, a 501c3 organization with her husband Brandon Patterson. Contact her at www.danyale.com 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 600 Crescent Circle • 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

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 Drive sus Edgemont Christ, and 704-739-4917 lowship of the

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■ LIFESTYLES Many hands make light work

Wreaths Across America Day December 18 By Loretta Cozart Local DAR volunteers have been working all year to ensure veterans laid to rest at Mountain Rest Cemetery are honored this December on National Wreaths Across America Day. This year’s ceremony, held simultaneously across the country at more than 2,500 participating locations, will be on Saturday, December 18 at noon, as the Col. Frederick Hambright DAR Chapter hosts a wreath laying at Mountain Rest Cemetery. But the DAR Chapter can’t do all this work alone. With 657 wreaths being placed, they need

the help of the community because many hands make light work. Wreaths Across America’s motto is to Remember, Honor, and Teach and the best way to accomplish that goal is to encourage as many people as possible to participate in the ceremony. The event is open to the public. All veterans, active-duty military, their families, and the local community are invited to attend. The event will help teach the next generation about the services and sacrifices of our nation’s military. Wreaths will be placed in the veteran’s section, as well as other areas where

wreaths for a specific veteran was sponsored. Karen Worcester, executive director, Wreaths Across America, said “With each local event held across the country, volunteers help build community awareness and understanding of the organization’s year-long mission to, Honor, Teach. Considering the current health crisis, we feel events like this one have taken on even more meaning by providing the opportunity for people to safely participate in something that is both educational and fun, while supporting and giving back to the community when it is needed most.”

Cleveland County Arts Council Handmade for the Holidays Gift Shop 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.

Christmas is right around the corner SASi’s Holiday Boutique now open Holiday shopping is underway at Southern Arts Society (SASi) in Kings Mountain and the Holiday Boutique is open now through January 7 to shop for the holiday season. Their galleries have been turned into a Holiday Boutique filled with a wide variety of original art and hand-made

fine crafts. Over 75 regional artists have work available: painting, mixed media, jewelry, pottery, leather, paper craft, fiber, 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,

Pictured, L-R, with their new book are Joe DePriest, Janet Hadden Hobbs, and photographer Hal Bryant. Photo provided

DePriest’s and Hobbs’ book now out By Loretta Cozart Dr. June Hadden Hobbs and Joe DePriest announce the release of their new book, “Tales and Tombstones of Sunset Cemetery: Tracing Lives and Memorial Customs in a Southern Graveyard,” featuring photos by Hal Bryant. The book is available online at mcfarlandbooks.com. The book features Shelby’s Sunset Cemetery, where Hobbs and DePriest met a few years ago after studying both the headstones and the people who now occupy the cemetery. Hobbs is a professor of English and director of Undergraduate Research at Gardner-Webb University who has a great interest in gravestone studies. DePriest was a reporter for the Shelby Star, among other North Carolina news-

papers, who visited Sunset Cemetery often, having become familiar with the occupants at the cemetery during his 50-year career as a newspaperman. “We met two years ago when the Association of Gravestone Studies met at Gardner-Webb University,” Hobbs said. “Joe wanted to come to a conservation workshop. So, he sent me an email, and we hit it off. Finally, we decided we should go to the cemetery together since we both love Sunset. And, you know, that is the way it would go.” Their book shares the stories of the lives and memories of the famous and infamous people buried in the cemetery. Featured are authors W.J. Cash and Thomas Dixon, whose racist novel was the basis for The Birth

of a Nation. Others included in their book are Don Gibson and Bobby “Pepper Head” London, and a paratrooper who died in the Battle of the Bulge. Another figure of statewide significance is O. Max Gardner, former Governor of North Carolina from 1928-1932, and Ambassador to Great Britain, who died the night before going overseas in 1947. A section of Sunset Cemetery was also set aside for enslaved people of color buried in unmarked graves. An 1886 a Kiser map shows that there were 300 graves in a one-and-one-half acre area. Only four graves were marked with wooden headstones at that time. A committee has now been formed to place a marker to honor the memory of those neighbors.

functional and whimsical pottery, crocheted scarves, and hats along with paintings of all sizes for that special and personal gift. There are many reasonably priced small gifts in the ten-to-twenty-dollar range, with larger artworks from $50 and up. The 2022 Calendar themed “North Carolina

Butterfly Party pyrography by Bertie McClain. (Ed. Note: The recipes in today’s Cooking Corner are from “Feeding the Flock,’’ a cookbook by Anew Beginning Baptist Church.) COCONUT PIE Wendy McAbee 2 eggs ½ stick butter 1 tbsp. flour 1 can Angel Flake coconut 1 unbaked pie shell 1 ½ cup sugar ½ cup milk 1 tsp. vanilla Dash of salt Mix ingredients and pour into pie shell. Bake at 350 degrees until slightly brown. Then lower heat to 300 degrees and finish baking 50 to 60 minutes until done. ICEBOX LEMON PIE Graham cracker crust 1 can Eagle Brand milk 1 small can frozen pink lemonade 1 small carton Cool Whip Mix all ingredients. Pour into crust. Chill. MEAT LOAF Leslie and Doug Ramsey 1 ½ lb. ground beef 1 onion, chopped

1 ½ t. salt ¼ can tomato sauce 1 cup crackers 1 egg, beaten ¼ tsp. pepper Mix all ingredients together and form loaf in shallow pan. 1 ½ cans tomato sauce 3 tbs. vinegar 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce ½ cup water 3 tbs. brown sugar 2 tbs. mustard Mix and pour over meat loaf. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 35 minutes. ENCHILADA PIE Fritz Sellers 1 lb. ground beef 1 chopped onion 1 tbs. butter 8 oz. tomato sauce 2 cups Cheddar cheese 1 pk. Taco seasoning mix Garlic salt 1 tbs. chili powder 6 corn tortillas 2/3 cup water Sate beef. Drain. Add onions, garlic, and other seasonings. Sdd tomato

sauce. Layer tortillas, beef, sauce and cheese in casserole dish ending with cheese. Bake 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Serve with chopped and lettuce tomato. Top lettuce and tomato with small amount of taco seasoning. Garnish above with taco season and sour cream if desired. MILLION DOLLAR PIE Betty Ruff 1 can sweetened condensed milk ¼ cup lemon juice 1 large container Cool Whip 1 can crushed pineapple, drained 1 cup crushed pecans 2 graham cracker crusts Mix milk and lemon juice together. Add pineapple, peans, mix, fold in Cool Whip. Pour into graham cracker crusts. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving. Makes 2 pies.

Mountain, Wildflowers and Waterways”, 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 reflects the beauty of nature found in our great state of North Carolina. Their popular Calendar Tote Bags are available again this year, printed with the same images from the Calendar. The late A.B. Mauney Snow and a dozen friends founded Southern Arts Society 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 2022 edition marks 37 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 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

Acrylic painting by Jean Wilder Smith turn the page and ety now through January 7, see a new 2022. work of art. Southern Arts Society Shopping hours are (SASi) Gift Shop & Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat, 10 am to 3 pm. They are also open by is located at 301 N. Piedmont appointment by calling 704- Avenue in the historic South739-5585. SASi’s “Holiday ern Railway Depot, at the Boutique” will be in the gal- intersection of Piedmont and leries of Southern Arts Soci- Battleground.

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Hospice Lighting the Way By Loretta Cozart On Friday, December 10, Hospice Cleveland County held their annual Lighting the Way Event in Uptown Shelby from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Luminaries lined the sidewalks under majestic trees on the Marion Street side of the Court Square. A light rain ended prior to the event, adding a shimmer from the Christmas lights nearby. Individual’s participation in Lighting the Way helps Hospice Cleveland County enhance the lives of patients and families. For each contribution of $10, a luminary was placed on the Court Square in Uptown Shelby and each luminary was labeled with the name of the individual to be remembered. More than 325 individuals were honored and remembered with luminaries during the event. According to Hospice Cleveland County, “The holidays bring memories of times past and anticipation of holidays yet to come. Memories are our way to

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Pfizer COVID-19 Booster Shots now available for everyone ages 16 and older Eligibility for Pfizer’s COVID-19 booster shot has been expanded to include 16- and 17-year-olds, making safe and effective boosters now available for everyone ages 16 and older. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends a booster for 16- and 17-year-olds following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s emergency use authorization for 16and 17-year-olds to receive a Pfizer booster six months

after the date of their second Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine dose. Recent studies indicate that while protection against severe disease and death remains strong for individuals who are fully vaccinated, people may be more likely to develop milder or asymptomatic COVID-19 over time, including 16and 17-year-olds. A single booster dose will help provide continued protection against COVID-19. Data on

Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine show they are safe and effective. Visit the NCDHHS website for more information about boosters and additional doses. More information about vaccines for kids can be found here. To find a vaccine location, or for more information about COVID19 vaccines in North Carolina, visit MySpot.nc.gov or call the state’s COVID-19 Vaccine Help Center for free at 888-675-4567.

Drought comparable to that of 1931 The US Drought Monitor update, reported on December 2, that Kings Mountain is under a combination of Abnormally Dry to Moderate Drought conditions due to lack of rain this year. Currently, 80% of North Carolina is under “drier than normal” conditions, with 47% of the state experiencing a moderate drought. North Carolina State University’s Climate Office

reported on December 2, “According to the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI), the preliminary statewide average precipitation of only 0.76 inches ranked as our 3rd-driest November since 1895. “To find another November this dry in North Carolina, we have to go back 90 years to 1931, which fared marginally worse with 0.75 inches of rain statewide, on

average. That was part of an extremely dry fall across the southern tier of the US that corresponded with the onset of the Dust Bowl in the southern Plains,” the report concluded. As a result of the dry conditions, North Carolina Fire Service has issued a Burn Ban across North Carolina and has cancelled all burn permits statewide.

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Toyota to build company’s first North American Battery Plant in NC Toyota will build its first North American battery manufacturing plant for a new generation of vehicles in North Carolina, creating at least 1,750 jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced December 6. Toyota will invest $1.29 billion at the Greensboro-Randolph Megasite, strengthening North Carolina’s position as a leader in the nation’s growing, clean energy economy. “It’s tremendous that Toyota has selected North Carolina for such an important part of its electric vehicle future, creating good paying jobs and moving us toward a healthier environment,” Governor Cooper said. “It’s clear the world is beginning to embrace a clean energy future and today’s decision puts North Carolina front and center.” Toyota Motor North America, Inc. is the headquarters for all Toyota’s operations in North America, including research and development, vehicle design, manufacturing, sales, and marketing. The company sells and distributes a wide variety of Toyota and Lexus branded vehicles, including a growing line of electrified vehicles of hybrids, plug-in hybrids, fuel cells and battery electric vehicles. Currently, electrified vehicles account for nearly 25 percent of its sales volume, and the company estimates that number will increase to 70 percent by 2030. The new plant in Randolph County will initially produce batteries for Toyota’s hybrid electric vehicles and intends to produce batteries for battery electric vehicles long term. “The future of mobility is electrification, and the Greensboro-Randolph Megasite is the ideal location to make that future a reality,” said Ted Ogawa, CEO of Toyota Motor North America. “North Carolina offers the right conditions for this investment, including the infrastructure, high-quality education system, access to a diverse and skilled workforce, and a welcoming environment for doing business. Today marks the beginning of a mutually beneficial partnership with the Tar Heel state as we embark on our journey to achieve carbon neutrality and provide mobility for all.” Toyota’s project in North Carolina will be led by a new venture between Toyota and Toyota Tsusho Corporation, the trading arm of the Toyota Group. The new venture company will be known as Toyota Battery Manufacturing, North Carolina (TBMNC), based in Randolph County at the Greensboro-Randolph Megasite. The North Carolina Department of Commerce coordinated the state’s recruitment of Toyota’s new battery plant, which involved an extensive network of state, regional, and local organizations. “Toyota’s commitment to establish its North America clean energy efforts in North Carolina shows that preparation pays off enormously,” said Commerce Secretary

Machelle Baker Sanders. “The hard work of preparing any site for business development involves not just moving dirt and laying infrastructure but investing in education, workforce development, and the collaborative networks that pull resources together. I’m proud of the people and organizations that have worked closely together over many years to make today’s announcement possible.” The TBMNC project will be facilitated, in part, by a Transitional Job Development Investment Grant (JDIG) approved by the state’s Economic Investment Committee earlier today, the first JDIG of this classification ever awarded. The North Carolina General Assembly introduced the Transitional project classification to the JDIG program in November of this year, joining the state’s existing special classes of High-Yield and Transformative economic development projects. Toyota’s project is estimated to grow the state’s economy by at least $9.5 billion over 20 years, the time period when the grant’s first phase could be active. Using a formula that takes into account the new tax revenues generated by the 1,750 new jobs required in the grant’s first phase, the JDIG agreement authorizes the potential reimbursement to the company of up to $79.1 million. This potential payment would be spread over 20 years. Should Toyota increase the number of jobs and capital investment committed to the project to 3,875 jobs and $3 billion of investment within 36 months of today’s award, the company will trigger phase 2 of the Transitional JDIG and could then receive up to an estimated $315 million over the life of the grant, which could expand to run for as many as 39 years. The state’s economy would grow by a total of nearly $35 billion, due to the increased scale of the project. The potential phase 2 payment to the company is only an estimate at this point, since the ultimate amount will be calculated based both on when the increased investment and job creation targets are met, as well as the final reported number and type of jobs that are ultimately created for the project. Like all grants from the JDIG program, any state payments only occur following performance verification each year by the departments of Commerce and Revenue that the company has met its incremental job creation and investment targets. Toyota’s JDIG agreement also calls for moving as much as $7.5 million into the state’s Industrial Development Fund – Utility Account under the first phase of the grant. The

Utility Account helps rural communities anywhere in the state finance necessary infrastructure upgrades to attract future business. Additional funding for the Utility Account would occur if the grant enters its second phase. The state approved additional support to help with final site preparations at the Greensboro-Randolph Megasite in the recently passed state budget (North Carolina Senate Bill 105). For the project’s first phase, $135 million has been appropriated to the Department of Commerce, which will be used by the North Carolina Department of Transportation for road, highway interchange, and other site improvements in Randolph County and at the megasite. Should the company exercise its option to trigger phase 2 of the Transitional JDIG, then an additional $185 million in site development funds would become available. Salaries for the new jobs at the battery plant will vary by position, but taken together will average $62,234, increasing the regional payroll by more than $100 million every year. Randolph County’s overall average annual wage is currently $37,865. “I welcome Toyota to North Carolina,” said Senator Phil Berger, President Pro Tempore of the North Carolina Senate. “We’ve worked hard to transform North Carolina into a jobs-friendly state with low taxes, reasonable regulations, and a world-class education system. As a result, companies big and small are creating jobs here, continuing a decade of growth.” "I am proud of the hard work the General Assembly has done to ensure North Carolina is a state ripe for new business and innovation,” said North Carolina Speaker of the House Tim Moore. “North Carolina consistently ranks as the nation’s top state business climate. We have a balanced budget, have invested in a strong workforce, and we've maintained a AAA credit rating. As North Carolina continues to grow, Toyota's investment is a sign that we are doing the right things to attract people and businesses to our thriving state." This is the largest capital investment in the history of our state according to a press release from NC House Speaker Tim Moore.

CCSO releases November stats By Loretta Cozart Clevel a n d County Sheriff’s Office had a busy September. Sheriff Alan During Norman t h e month, there were 6,389 calls for service, 146 arrests, 1,117 papers served including

302 criminal, 542 civil, and 237 subpoenas. One hundred fifty-two incident reports were handled: 128 were criminal and 24 were non-criminal. Three-hundred sixty-one total gun permits were issued, and an additional 130 concealed carry permits issued. Narcotics seized were 65,312.5 DU pills, Cocaine 22.6 g, Marijuana 178.3 g, Meth 21,807.19 g, and Heroine 14.1 g. Inmates handled by the sheriff’s of-

fice were 260 males and 47 females. Sheriff Alan Norman said, “We continue to aggressively investigate drug complaints which has led to an increase in drug seizures and arrests. This has led to a decrease in property and violent crimes. We will continue to work with our community partners and have a proactive approach on crime in an effort to keep Cleveland County a safe place to live.”


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LEGAL NOTICE

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STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 20th of September, 2021 as Administrator of the Estate of FLORA BELL MADDOX; AKA, FLORA BOYNTON MADDOX, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned at McIntyre Elder Law Firm, 233 E. Graham Street, Shelby, North Carolina, on or before the 24th day of February, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 24th day of November, 2021. Brenton S. Begley, Administrator CTA Counsel for the Estate McINTYRE ELDER LAW FIRM PO Box 165, Shelby, NC 28151 233 E. Graham Street Shelby, NC 28150 KMH (11/24, 12/01, 08 &15/2021)

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS 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. 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)

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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 16th of November, 2021 as Administratrix of the Estate of DAVID HARLAN WILLIAMS, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned Muriel Cogdell, Administratrix on or before the 24th day of February, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 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 24th day of November, 2021. Muriel Cogdell, Administratrix Estate of: David Harlan Williams 515 E. Double Shoals Road Lawndale, NC 28090 KMH (11/24, 12/01, 08, & 15/2021)

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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 16th of November, 2021 as Executrix of the Estate of CORA LILLIAN WILSON BRANTLEY; AKA, CORA WILSON BRANTLEY, 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, Jacqueline Barnes, Executrix on or before the 24th day of February, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

Having qualified on 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 24th day of November, 2021. Jacqueline Barnes, Executrix Estate of: Cora Lillian Wilson Brantley; aka, Cora Wilson Brantley 102 Ella Street Shelby, NC 28150

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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The Bureau of Labor Statistics released a report on December 10 staging that, “"The all-items index rose 6.8 percent for the 12 months ending November, the largest 12-month increase since the period ending June 1982.” In response to the report, U.S. Senator Richard Burr issued a statement saying, “For months, the Biden Administration told the American people that inflation is only temporary. Today’s staggering report proves that isn’t the case, with inflation rising to a near 40year high.” According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the monthly all-items seasonally adjusted increase was the result of broad increases in most component indexes, similar to last month. The indexes for gasoline, shelter, food, used cars and trucks, and new vehicles were among the larger contributors. The energy index rose 3.5 percent in November as the gasoline index increased 6.1 percent and the other major energy compo-

nent indexes also rose. The food index increased 0.7 percent as the index for food at home rose 0.8 percent. The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.5 percent in November following a 0.6-percent increase in October. Along with shelter, used cars and trucks, and new vehicles, the indexes for household furnishings and operations, apparel, and airline fares were among those that increased. The indexes for motor vehicle insurance, recreation, and communication all declined in November. The all-items index rose 6.8 percent for the 12 months ending November, the largest 12-month increase since the period ending June 1982. The index for all items less food and energy rose 4.9 percent over the last 12 months, while the energy index rose 33.3 percent over the last year, and the food index increased 6.1 percent. These changes are the largest 12-month increases in at least 13 years in the respective series.

Good Neighbors Food Pantry to be held December 16 The Good Neighbors Food Pantry will be open Thursday, December 16th from 5:30 – 6:15 pm. Location is East Gold Street Wesleyan Church, 701 East Gold Street, Kings Mountain. Drive around to the back of the church.

www.momsinprayer.org Our Mission: Moms In Prayer International impacts children and schools worldwide for Christ by gathering mothers to pray.

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 15th of November, 2021 as Administrator of the Estate of SARAH B. MANNING, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned William F. Manning, Administrator on or before the 24th day of February, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 24th day of November, 2021. William F. Manning, Administrator Estate of: Sarah B. Manning 504 N Watterson Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086 KMH (11/24, 12/01, 08, & 15/2021)

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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Tracy Sparks & Taylor Purkey Kindergarten Grover Elementary

game to share with my brother. I am leaving you cookies. Love, Paris

plane. I will leave you cookies and reindeer food. Love, Piper

Dear Santa, How does elfs fly? For Christmas I want a kitchen set and a little rocking pony. Me and my brother have been good. Love, Malayah

Dear Santa Claus, I want Spiderman everything for christmas. I want a kite and a costume. I am leaving you milk and doughnuts. Your Friend, Zack

Hello Santa, My tree is cute. I want something for Christmas. I want a Barbie doll, make up, and a necklace. I am going to leave you cookies. Your Friend, Riley

Dear Santa Claus, I want presents. I want toys. A new book bag. A new bike. I leave you cookies and milk. Love, Zella

Hello Santa Claus, I want a Baby Doll Alive, a Barbie Dream House, and I want Baby Clothes. I love you Santa. I wish you would be my friend every day. You are my favorite. Love, Karson

Hi Santa, I am going to leave cookies and juice for you. Can I have one big Hot Wheel track? Hot Wheels are race cars. I want a new Hot Wheels that connects to my big Hot Wheels thing that goes up and a pair of crocs with light sabers on them for me. And I want a stretchy pipe like in Mrs. Sparks’ room and a light saber. And a new remote control truck. My Maggie wants a Barbie wax warmer and a Barbie play set. Love, Trevor Dear Santa, I want a dinosaur robot, and a toy robot, and a dump truck. I will leave cookies. Love, Brentley Dear Santa, I love you. I like the way you bring presents. For Christmas I want a DVD player game system and a teddy bear. I want a pool too. I want to go to the North Pole and see the elves. Oh, and I want a candy cane, Your Friend, Ryker Dear Santa, I want a pillow for Christmas, a desk pet, a teddy bear. It’s a girl. I want a little Christmas tree like a pillow. I love you Santa. Love, Autumn Dear Santa, I want a baby Alive doll, a kitchen, and I want a baby bottle, a pacifier and baby doll food. I want Christmas clothes. I am going to give you a reindeer and a Santa Claus cup. You are my friend, Zymeria Hello Santa Claus, I am six year old. What I want for Christmas is a Iphone 7 and a teddy bear. And a video

Dear Santa, I really think I want one of those electric cars that can charge with a battery and has a remote control. I can get two for my brother. Can I get two bikes for my little brothers? I want one big pool that I can put outside because one is nasty and one has a hole in it. I will turn on the Christmas tree for you. Your Friend, Gunner Dear Santa, I want Barbies for Christmas and Peppa pig toys because I need a grandma for Peppa. Love, Miranda Hey Santa, Merry Christmas! Can I get a gift from you? I want a new bicycle and a new game for a PS5. I will tell my mom to buy some cookies for you and some milk. Love, Sa”Majae Dear Santa, I want a baby doll that says “I love you momma”. I want a Barbie house for it to go in. I want sour patch candy. I will leave you cookies. Love, Delicia Dear Santa, I been good! I’m going to make you cookies. I want a new Barbie Dream House because mine is broken. That’s all I want. Love, Baylei Hey Santa Claus, I think snow is fun, Do you build snowmen? For Christmas I want a popsicle baby doll. I want a boy baby doll cause I got a little brother. I want the one that comes with a car seat. And a Barbie Dream House because it is really spensive and mommy only has one dollar. I want new Barbies that has a suitcase and an air-

Dear Santa, I want something for Christmas and it’s a dog toy for my dog, Roxy. I really want a puppet and a video game. I want a toy for my brother Dezel. It’s a Xbox. I want to bring cookies to you. Love, Vincent Dear Santa Claus, I am getting you a drink and carrots for the reindeers. I don’t think I am getting nothing for Christmas because I have been mean at home. And when Santa hears you mean, you get a bag of coal. But if I did get gifts I would want Ryan’s World Eggs and a Dinosaur toy. Give my MiMi coal too cause dults don’t play with toys. Love, Tyler Mrs. Ramsey Kindergarten Grover Elementary Dear Santa, My name is Delilah Ayers. I am 5 years old. One nice thing I did this year was help Daisie get on her computer. Three things that I would like for Christmas this year are: a Barbie Doll camper, some more Barbies, and a playhouse. Thank you, Santa! Love, Delilah Ayers Dear Santa, My name is Kia Marte. I am 5 years old. One nice thing I have done this year is help my mom clean up the house. Three things that I would like for Christmas are: a peek-aroo, a Ryan Mystery Play Box, and a Spider Man mask. Love, Kia Marte Dear Santa, My name is Daisie Houser. I am 5 years old. One nice thing I have done this year is help Willow, my sister, do good stuff. Three things that I would like for Christmas this year are: toy money, a big Barbie doll, and a little Barbie doll. Love, Daisie Houser

Dear Santa, My name is Macey Holland. I am 6 years old. One nice thing I have done this year is help my mom and dad do the laundry. Three things that I would like for Christmas this year are: a Barbie doll, a Barbie car, and a little Barbie. Love, Macey Holland Dear Santa, My name is William Jones. I am 6 years old. One nice thing I have done this year is put my clothes on when my dad asked me to. Three things that I would like for Christmas this year are: a drone, a helicopter toy, and a cool car. Love, Wiliam Jones Dear Santa, My name is Triniti Ceballos. I am 5 years old. One nice thing I have done this year is play with Carson outside. Three things that I would like for Christmas this year are: an Iphone, a tablet, and a computer. Love, Triniti Ceballos Dear Santa, My name is Aliyah Allison. I am 5 years old. One nice thing I have done this year is help my mom wash the dishes. Three things that I would like for Christmas this year are: an Iphone, a computer, and a tablet. Love, Aliyah Allison Dear Santa, My name is Alex Ellis. I am 5 years old. One nice thing I have done this year is help my mom decorate the house with decorations for Christmas. Three things that I would like for Christmas this year are: a tablet that has a pen that you can draw on, some mini brands, and a Ryan Mystery Playdate box. Love, Alex Ellis Dear Santa, My name is Liam Campbell. I am 5 years old. One nice thing I have done this year is help my mom clean up my room. Three things that I would like for Christmas this year are: a toy car, a toy truck, and a big toy house. Love, Liam Campbell Dear Santa, My name is Aubree PIllado. I am 6 years old. One nice thing I have done this year is help my mom clean the kitchen. Three things that I would like for Christmas this year are: a black box that is squishy and

bubbles come out, a giant mystery Ryan egg, and a Ryan doll house. Love, Aubree Pillado Dear Santa, My name is Erin Godwin. I am 5 years old. One nice thing I have done this year is help my daddy with the laundry. Three things that I would like for Christmas this year are: a remote control car, a toy cat, and a toy dog. Love, Erin Godwin Dear Santa, My name is Raven Wiggins. I am 5 years old. One nice thing I have done this year is help my maw-maw wash the dishes. Three things that I would like for Christmas this year are: a kitchen set, a doctor kit, and a fire dog. Love, Raven Wiggins Dear Santa, My name is Caspian Johnston. I am 5 years old. One nice thing I have done this year is help my mom decorate the Christmas tree. Three things that I would like for Christmas this year are: a Ninja turtle mask, a Ninja turtle costume, and a real chocolate chicken that can lay eggs. Love, Caspian Johnston Dear Santa, My name is Gracie Mote. I am 5 years old. One nice thing I have done this year is clean up my room for my mommy. Three things that I would like for Christmas this year are: a Barbie, a little Barbie camper, and a bike. Love, Gracie Mote Dear Santa, My name is Paisley Tuft. I am 5 years old. One nice thing I have done this year is clean my room and the living room. Three things that I would like for Christmas this year are: LED lights for my bedroom, a blue lava lamp, and an Iphone. Love, Paisley Tuft Dear Santa, My name is Allison Davis. I am 5 years old. One nice thing I have done this year is help my maw-maw pick up pinecones. Three things that I would like for Christmas this year are: some Barbie clothes, a baby doll that laughs and cries, and a Christmas book. Love, Allison Davis

Dear Santa, My name is Isabella Moore. I am 5 years old. One nice thing I have done this year is help my mom take care of my dog. Three things that I would like for Christmas this year are: a Barbie plane, a real dog, and a Barbie plane doll. Love, Isabella Moore Dear Santa, My name is Markus Smith. I am 5 years old. One nice thing I have done this year is cleaned up my room. Three things that I would like for Christmas this year are: a little dirt bike that has no training wheels, a robot car, and a Fortnight game. Love, Markus Smith Dear Santa, My name is Winter Martin. I am 5 years old. One nice thing I have done this year is give hugs. Three things that I would like for Christmas this year are:a dog or elephant animal, a Rider from Paw Patrol, and a tablet. Love, Winter Martin Dear Santa, My name is Taliyah Jackson. I am 5 years old. One nice thing I have done this year is clean up my room. Three things that I would like for Christmas this year are: a Barbie, a babydoll, and a Barbie playhouse. Love, Taliyah Jackson Ms. Davis Kindergarten North Elementary Dear Santa, I would like a Allsee stunt car, and action figure for Christmas. Brayden A. Dear Santa Claus, For Christmas can you bring me some Lego Starwars and a toy truck. Thanks! Aiden B. Dear Santa, I would like a fidget spinner and a Barbie car for Christmas. Bentlee C. Dear Santa Claus, For Christmas this year I would like a Barbie doll house and a Barbie car that’s pink and blue. Thanks, Reagan C. Dear Santa, Could you bring me a puppy and a bunch of LoL dolls for Christmas? Love, Arianna E.

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Dear Santa Claus, This year for Christmas I would like a flying drone that connects to your phone and a skateboard! Thank you, Leilland G. Dear Santa, For Christmas can you bring me a toy microwave and a REAL pet bunny? Love you Santa, Isreal J. Dear Santa, This year I would like Geogan Geoforce Spin Master Bakugon, the Ultimate Viloch, and a Brawler pack of dragonolds. Isaac L. Dear Santa Claus, I want you to bring me for Christmas a gold scar like off Fortnite and a snipper. Carsyn M. Dear Santa, I want a Spiderman robot and transformers for Christmas. Love, Jon P. Dear Santa, For Christmas I would like a Sammy action figure from Bendy and minecraft legos. I also want a dog puppet like Mrs. Davis because its soft. Thanks, Atticus R. Dear Santa Claus, Can you bring me a Barbie Dream House and a Barbie closet? Love, Aurora V. Dear Santa, If you can, I would like a Robot that talks and any babydoll for Christmas. Thanks, Kensley W.

Dear Santa Claus, This year for Christmas I would like a Barbie doll house that has 3 floors with a blue elevator. I also want Barbie dolls and one that is a ballerina! Love you, Serenity Y. Mrs. Mack and Mrs. Humphries Kindergarten North Elementary Aiden A. - Dear Santa Claus, Please bring me a car set and a remote control transformer. Karter A.- Dear Santa Claus, Can you bring me a star pillow and a Paw Patrol movie tower? Alijahjuan B. - Dear Santa Claus, I want a hoverboard and a new t.v. Noah B. - Dear Santa, I want a number box set and a rolling Optimus prime for Christmas. Zaylin B. - Dear Santa Claus, I would like a bear and a unicorn toy. Zoe C.- Dear Santa, I want a Rainbow High House and new clothes. David C.- Dear Santa, I want an awesome car and a pop it. Parke G. - Dear Santa, I would like a cool orange monster truck with horns a speed car and a Santa drone. Riley G.- Dear Santa Claus, I want an LOL doll and a stuffed animal for Christmas. Graysen P. - Dear Santa Claus, Please bring me a remote control car and a remote control robot.

Addie S.- Dear Santa, I want a pop it and an LOL doll. Jared S. - Dear Santa Claus, For Christmas I want a Nintendo Switch and a Minecraft Lego set. Rilee S. - Dear Santa, Can you please bring me a pop it and a babydoll? Cassidy S. - Dear Santa, Can I have an alphabet toy and alphabet blocks? Imani T. -Dear Santa, Can you bring me a pop it and an alphabet toy? Ms. Turner Kindergarten North Elementary Dear Santa, I want a big toy unicorn and a pink unicorn blanket. I love you Santa. From: Hunter Dear Santa, I love you. I want for Christmas a phone, bike and a toy kitchen. From: Tristan Dear Santa, I’ve been good this year. I want a hoover board and some toys. Love, Ka’Mya Dear Santa, You are handsome. I want a doll and a purple pony for Christmas. Love, Ariella Dear Santa, I hope you have a good day, Please bring me a remote control car and a new water bottle. From: Jayon

Dear Santa, I like you. Please bring me a bicycle and surprizes. Love, Jocelyn Dear Santa, I love you. I want a skateboard and a pocket book. Love, Naleah Dear Santa, I like everything you give me. I want a big Godzilla and a Santa toy and elf. Love, Mason B Dear Santa, I want some real tools and some playdough. I’ve been good this year. Love Leland Dear Santa, I want a tablet, a toy drink machine and a ice cream machine. I’ve been goot and the elf has been watching me. Love, Lilly Dear Santa, I’ve been so good this year for Mommy and Daddy! I want a Barbie dream house, baby dolls, baby clothes, and make up. I will leave cookies and milk for you and carrots for the reindeer! I can’t wait for Christmas! Love, Paisley Dear Santa, I want an Elf on the shelf and a bike for Christmas. I have been good this year. I will leave you some cookies and milk. From: Remi Dear Santa, I love you! I have been good this year. Please bring me a big present and a motorcycle. Love, Matthew

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Dear Santa, I like your randinrs. I will leave you wadr and jinjrbrdhalls. Please bring my frind John a shirt. I’d like a puppy. Thank you! Frum Judson Frye Dear Santa, I like your hat.n. I will leave you milk and coke. Please bring my bruthr a 4whilr. I’d like a little puppee. Thank you. LovE, Kaden Ruff Dear Santa, I like your raindirs. I will leave you water and strawbares. Please bring my friend a xbox. I’d like a football practice matreal. Thanks you! Love, Jayden Lamb Dear Santa, I like your present. I will leave you gingrhous and milck. Please bring my mom and dad a chair. I’d like a tiny real pupy. Thank you! From, Laney Hardin Dear Santa, I like your red hat. I will leave you milk and candy. Please bring my mom a shirt. I’d like a puppy. Thank you! Love, Paige Davis Dear Santa, I like your elves. I will leave you pumkin pie and pumkin jous. Please bring my mom a pack of color pinsls. I’d like a pack of crayons. Thank you! Love, Victoria Spaulding Dear Santa, I like your elfs! I will leave you sprite and cake. Please bring my friend Carter some legos. I’d like a hot whees track. Thank you! Love, John Eckard Dear Santa, I like your red hat. I will leave you cuces and gosu. Please bring my dad a truck. I’d like

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year. I would like a toy dragon. Love, Harper Dear Santa, How are you and miss Claus? I would like a nintendo switch. Love. Hunter Dear Santa, I hope you and Dash are doing well. Thank you for the gifts last year. This year I would like a unicorn plushe and a video game. Please bring my step dad a necklis. Love, Madison Dear Santa, How are you? Last year I loved the gifts. I would like a barbie house. Love, Samala Dear Santa, How are you doing? Thank you for the gifts last year. I would like a drum and please bring something for my dad. Love, Israel Dear Santa, How are you? Thank you for the gifts last year. This year I would like a toy car and house. Love, Ja’Lea Dear Santa, I hope you and ms Claus are doing well. Thank you for the gifts last year. This year I would like you to bring my family to a restarant. Love, Sophia Dear Santa, I hope you and miss Claus are good. Thank you for the gifts last year. This year I want a OMG doll and elf ears. Thank you Santa. Please bring my brother a xbox 5 with a head set and a game. Love, Eva Dear Santa, Thank you for my gifts last year.. I would like cars and a game this year. Love, Nehemiah

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Mrs. Morrissette 1st Grade Bethware Elementary Dear Santa, I love Christmas Time! I think I would like a deer call, rattling antlers, and a bow and arrow. I love to go hunting, I have been nice this year. Love, John G. Dear Santa, I really love Christmas! I want a Power Ranger Megazord, skateboard with a dragon on the bottom, and blade blades for me and my brother so I can play with him. I have been helping at home and doing all my chores. Love, Casen E. Dear Santa, Christmas is almost here! I want Candy Land, a puzzle, and for everybody else to have a great Christmas! I have been helping my mommy. Love, Serena A. Dear Santa, It is almost Christmas! I want a swimming pool for summer, a trampoline, and a Santa doll that sings. I asked for those things because I want something for me, my little brother, and my little sister. Love, Landon T. Dear Santa, I love Christmas. I am excited. I hope I get a nerf gun, a lot of toys, and some markers with paper. I have been good. Love, Channing B. Dear Santa, Christmas is coming up. I hope I get fake press on nails, some more pencil sharpeners, and a toy airplane so me and my dad can play with it outside. I have been good all year. Love, Emma S. Dear Santa, I love Christmas time! I want a bracelet making kit, a Happy Hungry Baby, and some new Jordan’s. I mostly get straight A’s, I have been cleaning up all my messes in my room, and taking care of my dogs. Love, Summer L.

Dear Santa, Will you give me some snow for Christmas? I am excited about Christmas. I want a SnackEzz Cup and a piano or keyboard because I like music. Love, Josiah M. Dear Santa, I am so glad it is Christmas time! I want a Pikmi Pop, some fidgets, and an American Girl doll. I have been nice and done all of my chores. Love, Lydia S. Dear Santa, I am so happy that it is almost Christmas. I want a blue and white bird, a squishy, and a doll that if it gets sick you can make it feel better. I gave my Guinee pig away to someone who needed one and I have been good. Love, Camryn W. Dear Santa, I want some Robucks. That is all I want and some money. Love, Raylen C. Dear Santa, All I want is an American Girl Doll. Love, Jordyn R. Dear Santa, Please can I have a Nintendo Switch, and a Pogo Stick, and a soft blanket. I have been doing all my chores at home and my homework. Love, Matthew W. Dear Santa, I want an American Girl Doll and a book about a doll. I have made good grades in school. Love, Elizabeth M. Dear Santa, I want some fake tools to play with, a toy truck, and new crayons. I have been good and helped my maw maw at home. Love, Camden H.

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Dear Santa, I want Christmas to hurry up and get here! I hope I get a dirt bike, a toy skunk, and a four wheeler. I have been helping take care of my baby sister. Love, Easton J.

Dear Santa, I want a new bike without training wheels. I want a new red kite. I want a pink wagon so I can drive around. I have been good. I will see you next year. Love, Elaina

Dear Santa, I cannot wait until Christmas day! I want a tablet so I can help Nana, a doll house, and some surprises! I have been helping in the kitchen and cleaning up my room better. Love, Marissa C.

Dear Santa, I want a banana eater plushie. I want a train eater plushie. I want sea creatures to play with. I was good all year. I will leave cookies and milk. Love, Braxton

Ms. Laney 1st Grade Bethware Elementary Dear Santa, I want a make-up kit for Christmas. I want a phone for kids. I want a candy maker. I have helped my mom a lot this year. I have been good. Love, Autumn Dear Santa, I want a phone for Christmas. I want a jump rope and a bead maker. I would like a computer too. Santa, I love my family. Love, Alia Dear Santa, I want a remote control car and a plane. I want a blue motorcycle to play with. I want a truck that holds cars. I have been good this year. Love, Dawson Dear Santa, I want a phone for Christmas. I want a doll house. I want a little sister barbie. Santa, thank you for the presents. Love, Makenna

Dear Santa, I want a new bike. I want a stuffed unicorn. I have been very good this year. Love, Ansley Dear Santa, I want a Hugy Wugy plushie. I want a real dirt bike. I want a Grave Digger monster truck ride-in car. Merry Christmas! Love, Maverick Dear Santa, I want a 4 wheeler. I want a real monster truck. I want a remote control car. Santa, how do you fly? Love, Coltin Dear Santa, I want a Marvel Legends Carnage and Venom. I want a baby Yoda plushie. I want a Huggy Wuggy toy. Please bring my brother a Batman toy. Love, Jackson Dear Santa, I want a Playstation 5. I want a laptop. I want the board game Trouble. Will you bring my brother a stuffed teddy bear? Love, Kaden

Dear Santa, I want a phone so I can call people. I want pink Crocs. I want a big pack of earrings. Love, Jael Dear Santa, I want Barbie dolls. I want you to bring me an Elf on the Shelf. I want lots of Disney books too. I have been good this year. Love, Juliana Dear Santa, I want a Nerf gun. I want a Santa mask to wear on Christmas. I want a snowman toy. Santa, how did you find Rudolph? Love, Cole Dear Santa, I want a dinosaur and a King Kong toy. I want a Playstation 4. I want a 4 wheeler. Thank you Santa. Love, Hunter Dear Santa, I want Lego Mario. I want Bowser’s Castle and Air Boat. I want the Mushroom Kingdom too. Love, Marcus Mrs. Smith & Mrs. Herndon First Grade Bethware Elementary Dear Santa, Hey Santa! I would like a dinosaur toy and a monster truck. A control for my x box because mine broke. I have a white one but need another one. Love, Eli

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Dear Santa, I was nice this year! I was kind. I would like a barbie and a LOL doll. Love, Zuleyka Dear Santa, I have been good this year! I want an electric skateboard for Christmas. I want a new tank and a lot of surprises! Love, Titus Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! I want a pop it, an LOL doll, and anything you want to bring me. Love, Chloe Dear Santa, I have been good this year! I want a pop it and dolls, and anything you want to bring. Love, Karley Dear Santa, I love you so much. I want a toy fire truck for Christmas and can I get a kitten for Christmas please? I have never seen you before. I just really want to see you and I just want to see Rudolph please. I want a lot of Ryans toys for Christmas and something cute like a cat plushy. Love, Daniel Dear Santa, I miss you! I will bring you cookies. I need a new controller and a shark game and that’s it. Love, Carter Dear Santa, I love you! I want a barbie doll and a pop it and LOL doll. I am going to get you some cookies for Christmas. Love, Kensley Dear Santa, I love you! I want a new switch game. Love, Maxton

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Dear Santa, I have been good this year! I want the new barbie dream house and anything else you want to bring. Love, Kambree Dear Santa, I will leave you cookies and milk. I want a 4 wheeler for Christmas. Love, Malachi Mrs. Owens & Ms. Jordan 1st Grade Bethware Elementary Dear Santa, I hope you have a wonderful Christmas! I would like a PS 5 and a Nintendo and FGTeeV Toys. I have been good this year! Daniel B. Dear Santa, I like ice cream. I like cats and dogs. I would like to have a pet bird that talks. I will need bird food and a cage and some toys for the bird to play with. I would also like a baby kitten to keep in my room. Can I have a candy cane? Madelyn Dear Santa, I would like a new TV, Power Ranger sword and surprises. Thank you for last year Christmas gifts! I have been very good! I love you! Orias Dear Santa, Hi! Merry Christmas! Please bring me Sparkles’ brother and sister. I would like my own makeup that is real, stickers that are water proof and Christmas decorations to decorate my own room. I would also like a Christmas tree and lights. Teagan Dear Santa, I would like an iPhone, slime, fidgets, Baby Alive. Can

you bring my brother a car? I have been very good this year. Also, can I have three American Girl Dolls clothes for them. Riley Dear Santa, I would like some American Girl Dolls, Barbies, Legos, puzzles. I have been very good this year. Kaydence Dear Santa, I have been good this year! I would like a bunch of toys and a new TV. Can I have an iPhone 12 and a giant board game that will fit inside my house? I want some big Legos so my brother wont choke on them. Mason Dear Santa, Can I have a giant toy dinosaur and a giant Hot Wheels race track? I would like to have the giant Hot Wheels Gorilla race track and a giant stuffed panda bear. Have a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year! Aedan Dear Santa, I would like some Legos, some shoes, socks, pants, a Ravens hat and some shirts. I would also like a Nintendo Switch and a computer. Thank you! Tanner Dear Santa, I want something I like. It’s a Minnie Mouse kitchen and grey house and a desk for the house. A toy girl that drinks glitter and turns to slime. A big bed in my house with a pillow and soft blanket. Merry Christmas and thank you! Khloe Dear Santa, I like Christmas! Can I have a LOL Doll? Trinity

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Dear Santa, I want a word search book, a real kitty, a puzzle piece, new Nike shoes and books that I can read. Can you bring my sister a puppy? Thank you! Blakeleigh Dear Santa, I would like a Barbie, a baby doll, a crib for my baby doll, Legos, a Barbie camper and food for the camper. I want to make you cookies, milk and carrots for your deer. I want to see you and your reindeer! Audriana Dear Santa, Can I have a big car for kids, Legos, a big truck with a trailer, a big monster truck, a toy house and a motorcycle? My brother would like a Friday Night cover and pillow. Can I have a tent so I can camp outside? I really want a sister. DaShaun Dear Santa, I would like a Hot Wheels set, Dinosaur toys and some Legos and a Nintendo Switch. My brother would like a Blippi and Bluey doll. I have been good this year and so has my brother. Lucas Dear Santa, I would like survivor kits, a real sword. I need shorts and a couple of pants and some green tennis shoes. Easton Dear Santa, Can I have a car race track? Just a track and a game. Daniel H. Dear Santa, I would like a new red or blue bike. I love toy cars and dinosaurs. I also want a PS5 and an

Xbox. Please bring my baby brother a stuffed fox and a Ryan toy review. I’ve always wanted to see you in real life. Chance Mrs. Bridges 2nd Grade West Elementary Dear Santa, Hello! How are you and the elves? I have worked hard and I i’m on the nice list. I really need new clothes and boots. I wouild really like a phone and fidgets. I really need new clothes and boots. I would really like a phone and fidgets. I really hope you have a nice trip! Love,Anastasia Dear Santa, Hi! How are you and mrs. Claus? I hav worked hard and I’m on the nice list. I really need clothes. I would like new dinosaur toys. I hope have a safe trip! Love, Ai’Majee Dear Santa, Hey! How are you and Mrs. Claus? I have worked hard and I’m on the nice list I really need cloths at my dad’s house. I would really like 2 rainbowcorns and a pop it. Love, Ellie Dear Santa, Hello! How are you and Rudolph? I have worked and I’m on the nice list. I really need clothes and some food. I would really like slime and some fidget toys. I hope you and the reindeers ate the cookies and the milk. Have good day. Love, Caithlyn

Dear Santa, Hey How are you and How are you and Mrs. Claus? I have worked hard I’m on the nice list. I really need shoes. I would really like toys. I hope you have a nice chip. I will put out some cookies. Love, Lincoln Dear Santa, Hey! How are you and the elves? I have work hard and I’m on the nice list. I really need is now shoos and a swet shrt I wold like a PS4 and I wold like to sey you Santa Santa, I love you Santa! Love, Paxton Dear Santa, Hey How are you and Mrs. Claus and the reindeer. I haved worked hard and I am on the nice list. I really need clothes and dresses. I would really like baba doll and some more toys. I hopw that you have a good tarep a raid the wloed. Love, Savannah Dear Santa, Hey How are the ELVS and the reindeer right naw Im on the naugh list but am chrieying to git on the nice list I really need close and shoos I would really like Pokeman cards and a mew cards and a mew too cards and all uff eeves evolvs I hoipoe you have a ssafe chrip and a stufft eeve Love, Max Dear Santa, Hey! How are you and the reindeer? I have worked hard and I’m on the nice list. I would really like a swich, a Armey Lego set, a A-T-V, a misl truk, and a time toys Armey set. I hop you have a very good trip. Love, Grayson

Dear Santa, Hey! how are you and Mrs. Clau? I have worked hard and I’m on the nice list. I really need new dresses and pants. I would really like a my life unicorn doll and a my life shcol and my life food and a my life back pack pless. And I hope you have a safe trip around the world. Love, Moira Dear Santa, Hey! How are you and the elves? I have worked hard and I’m on the nice list. I really need findgt toys and Barbles. I would really like LoL littol sisuls. I hope you have a sef chip. Love, Aamirah Dear Santa, Hey! How are you and the reindeer? I have worked hard and Im on The nice lest I really need hihels and close and dresis shirts and pants at my

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moms. I would reall like a nell sulon toy and a Barby drym houyse. I hope you well have a grate Chrismas. Love, Emma Dear Santa, Hey! How are you and the elves? I have wored hard and I’m on the nice list. I really need cloths. Shooes I would really like a bike and a soccer ball. Have a good trip. Love, KJ Dear Santa, Hi! How are you and the elves? I worked hard and I’m on the nice list. I wloud really Lik a phone and a blue xbox controller. I hope you and the reindeer eta cockeis. Love, Teshawn Dear Santa, Hello How are you and Ru-

dolph I have worked hard and I’m on the nice list. I really need new clothes. I would really like a phone and a Barbies. Love, Jessica Dear Santa, Hi! How are you and Mrs. Claus? I have worked hard and I’m on the nice list. I really need clothes. I would really like a iphone12 and a glo up bubl mushen. I howp you maek it hoem saf Love, Aubree Dear Santa, Hello How are you and the Rudolph? Right now I’m on the naughty list, but I’m thrin to git on the nis lis. I would like a soccer ball. Love, Silas

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Former KMHS championship tennis coach Ed Guy returning to rebuild KMMS program Ed Guy is no stranger to tennis in Kings Mountain. During his high school coaching career he turned out some of the best players and teams in KMHS history. Long retired, he hasn’t lost his love for the game and recently became coach of the Kings Mountain Middle School teams. For the past five years, the Patriots have had five different coaches. When the job came open for the sixth year in a row, Guy, who has never really left the game but for the past few years has been a fan of his grandchildren, decided he would welcome another call as a head coach. Last year, the Middle School team had only five players, all girls. In Guy’s mind, that was hurting the high school tennis experience as well so he decided to ask for the middle school job. “I arranged to give presentations for the middle school students in their PE classes,” he noted, “and the same for the intermediate students in the sixth grade.” He held all of his Tuesdays and Thursdays open for workouts at the KMHS courts to teach the game and determine skill levels. “On the first day, to my surprise, about 60 students showed up for practice,” he said. “Four courts with 60 stu-

Former KMHS tennis coach Ed Guy is the new tennis coach at Kings Mountain Middle School. dents was chaotic at best but with the help of high school players (Adam Guy, Hannah and Hailey McCall, Melissa Brooks and Manoah Allen) we were able to help coach and assess the students.” They completed their fall practice December 9 with 40 students attending. Looking to the regular season practice which begins on February 1, 2022, Coach Guy will be a happy camper but with some big decisions to make. “I have never cut a player from a tennis team,” he noted, “but I will have a problem of plenty. I will find a way to work with all of these students and keep their interest alive.”

SIXTH GRADE PLAYERS – Left to right, Skylar Martin, Turner Holt, Cindy Tipton, Markie Wampler, Gunnar Draughon, Cora Torres, Dominic Allen. Back row, Sumer Bell, Emilando Bedoya, Tyler Bridges, Ahlani Byers, Seanna Simon, Aniya Hopper, Isabella Styers, Layla Philbeck.

SEVENTH GRADE PLAYERS – Left to right, front row, Jordyn Hall, Alina Walker, Aurora Gordan, Kailyannah Roper. Back row, Skye Trombetta, Lexi Andrews, Alyssa Goode, Ryley Roark. Not pictured Taylor Sengsavang, Elijah Propst, Abbey Bryant, Emma Goodnite, Ariel Inthisarath.

Lady Patriots volleyball going for championship Kings Mountain Middle School’s volleyball team was looking to close out its season with a perfect record and the Tri-County Conference championship when it hosted East Lincoln Tuesday afternoon. The Lady Patriots went into the match looking to end its season by beating every opponent in straight sets. They opened playoff action Thursday with a 25-10, 25-6, 25-7 win over East Rutherford before a full house in the KMMS gym. “It was such a fun atmosphere to play in with the stands packed with students and families, and our girls definitely fed off that energy,” said Coach Lindsay Ellis. Every Lady Patriot did her part in the win. Camden

Pasour had 11 service points, six aces, 14 digs, 11 assists and 15 kills; Abigail Hedgepath had 22 service points, 15 aces, 16 digs, 17 assists and seven kills; Megan Harrison added 12 service points, five aces and five kills; and Sarah Bouchard and Ava Tipton were hot behind the service line with a combined 23 service points and seven aces. The Lady Patriots wrapped up division play the previous Tuesday with a 25-9, 25-9, 25-23 sweep of North Lincoln. Camden Pasour led the way with 11 service points, 31 digs, 12 assists and 18 kills. Abigail Hedgepath had 13 service points, two aces, 12 digs, six kills and 20 assists. Kenzlie Morris had 14 service points, two aces, two kills and a block. Megan Har-

EIGHTH GRADE PLAYERS – Front row, Katherine Frye, Kayla McSwain, Olivia Deloera, Caroline Williams. Back row Sadie Mauney, Shaelah Rice, Christine Moss, Adrian Byers, Raylee Clark, Jasmyn Accor, Jacob Baker, Drew Trombetta. Not pictured Elizabeth Bolt and Lila Vestal. rison had 17 service points, two aces, and 14 kills. Ava Tipton had 12 service points, two aces and 17 digs; and Sarah Bouchard had six service points and 12 digs. “This Kings Mountain

team as a whole has incredible energy and they are so fun to watch,” Ellis said. “If it was not for every single person on the court or on the bench, we would not be as successful.”

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Alex Hayes competes for the Mountaineers in last week’s swim meet at Neisler Natatorium. Photos by Lizzie Ingram

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Alicia Edmonson competes for the Lady Mountaineers in last week’s swim meet at Neisler Natatorium.

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Dalton Messenger, Mason Demetro and Turner Brown. In the 200 freestyle, KM’s Barr won in 2:03.53, followed by Demetro in 2:08.39. Messenger was first in the 50 free in 25.05. Demetro finished second in the 100 free in 57.06 and Alex Hayes was third in 1:04.28. In the 500 free, Turner Brown swam third in 7:04.36. KM’s Alex Hayes, Mason Demetro, Dalton Messenger and Alex Barr won the 200 free relay in 1:40.76. Barr was third in the 100 breaststroke in 1:11.26. To close out the meet, the Mountaineers finished second in the 400 freestyle relay with a time of 4:16.96. Swimmers were Dalton Messenger, Turner Brown, Nash Bachman and Alex Hayes.

Mountaineers sweep Huskies in BSC opener Kings Mountain High’s basketball teams opened the Big South Conference portion of their season Friday night with an impressive sweep of the Hunter Huss Huskies in Gastonia. The girls took an early 10-4 lead and went on to a 55-49 victory over a good Lady Huskie team, and the boys scored early and often in an almost unheard of 85-28 win over what in the past has been a perennial powerful Huss team that this year has a lot of young players. Kings Mountain’s JV girls squeezed out an 18-11 victory in their first game of the season. In the boys game, Zeke Cannedy continued his torrid scoring pace of late, individually outscoring the Huskies with 31 points. He also had five assists and five rebounds. Eli Osborne scored 10 points, Maddox James nine and Zavion Smith eight. Coach Grayson Pierce got all of his players into the game. The Mountaineers had no trouble at all, leading 29-14

after the first period, 54-20 at halftime and 67-26 going into the fourth quarter. In the girls game, senior standout Saniya Wilson had her second 30-point plus game of the week with 32 points to go with five rebounds, six assists and three steals. She also took five charges. Khalia King added 11 points and four rebounds and Austyn Dixon pulled down 12 rebounds and scored six points. Jacie Jarvis had two points and four rebounds, Tyasya Bell two points and four rebounds, and CoRey Simpson two points and six rebounds. In the JV girls game, Mia Bridges scored six points, Jailen Moore five, Kamari Odems three and Maggie Honeycutt and Brooklyn Long two each. The KM teams return to action Friday at home against the North Gaston Wildcats. Girls action gets underway at 6 p.m. The KM teams will host Forestview on Tuesday, Dec. 21 for their final pre-Christmas games.

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Kings Mountain’s boys finished second and the girls third in a four-team meet with Big South Conference opponents Forestview, Crest and Hunter Huss last week at Neisler Natatorium. Abbey Ogle, Aliza Edmonson, Trinity Price and Tianna Kaiser finished third in 3:23.92 in the medley relay. Trinity Price won the 50 freestyle in 27.31. In the 100 free, Natalie Anthony finished third in 1:21.86. Trinity Price, Natalie Anthony, Abbey Ogle and Aliza Edmonson finished second in the 400 free relay in 5:32.15. Forestview pulled away in the boys meet with KM finishing 17 points ahead of Crest in a battle for second. The Mountaineers were second in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:53.05. Swimmers were Alex Barr,

Kings Mountain High’s varsity basketball teams split a non-conference doubleheader at RS Central last week with the girls winning 69-59 and the boys losing 88-65. Senior Saniya Wilson had her best night of the season so far, hitting 38 points to go along with seven rebounds, five assists and four steals. Khalia King added 13 points and four assists, Austyn Dixon eight points and four rebounds, Tyasya Bell six points and three boards,

Alayna Patrick two points, five rebounds and two assists and CoRey Simpson two points, six rebounds and three blocks. A big 23-13 first quarter lead evaporated in the second quarter and the Lady Mountaineers went into halftime with a 38-32 advantage. RS Central cut the margin to 57-55 going into the fourth quarter but Kings Mountain outscored the Lady Hilltoppers 12-6 in the fourth to win going away.


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CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES FOR SALE. Pure breed, 3 males, 1 female. $350 each, 704-4189244. BLACK LAB $200. Small Lap Dogs: Chihuahua & Feist Mix. “Will stay small forever!” Call (704) 259-3712 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) 3659703 pamtn648@gmail.com

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

BICHON FRISE PUPPIES FOR SALE. BEAUTIFUL BICHON FRISE PUPPIES, 1 FEMALE & 4 MALES, WILL BE READY ON DEC. 20TH, JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS! LITTER IS CKC REGISTERED. PARENTS ARE CKC PEDIGREED & ARE ON-SITE WITH PUPPIES. CAN BE SEEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. LOCATED IN RUTHERFORD COUNTY, NC. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE - TAKING DEPOSITS NOW VIA PAYPAL OR CASH. VERY HEALTHY, FRIENDLY, VET CHECKED. (828) 289-1306 STEVECROSS22@YAHOO.COM FREE KITTENS to a good inside home. Call 704-419 9413 (anytime) or call 828201-3861 after 4pm.

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PETS & LIVESTOCK YORKIES 2 MALES LEFT! Two Traditional black and tan male Yorkies. Raised in our home under foot. Loved and cared for all day long. Vet checked, first shots, dewormed, tails docked, dewclaws removed. $1200. $100 deposit will hold your bundle of joy available 12/9/21. Call 704-692-3698 to schedule a FaceTime or visit. Shelby NC area. (704) 692-3698 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. YOUNG ADULT RESCUE CATS. Spayed & neutered. Males $80, females $125. Call for selection. (828) 391-0919 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.

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

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

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

LAUREL HILL APARTMENTS. Will stop taking applications effective December 1, 2021 for our 1 bedroom waiting lists. 704-487-1114 RUTHERFORD COUNTY

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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@ walker-woodworking.com

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1997 FORD RANGER XLT. Extended cab 4x4, 4.0 engine, automatic transmission, runs great. 132K miles. $3500.00. 828-287-3820 2002 FORD CROWN VICTORIA. 81,447 miles, good condition. Everything power works. Serious Inquiries only, $5500. (704) 300-2783 2015 DODGE JOURNEY. Navy Blue, 3 rows, new tires, automatic, 143,000 miles, 2.4 liter engine, $9500 or OBO. 704-472-7741.

DW 2018 MOBILE HOME. For Sale. Never Been Lived In- .63 lot, 4BR, 2BA. #3 School District. 980-4045200. (980) 404-5200 hardinw7@yahoo.com

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2 & 3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. For Rent in country setting in Kings Mountain area. 704-898-9298 or (704) 739-4908 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

CLEVELAND COUNTY 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.

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NICE COUNTRY LIVING. 2 or 3BR mobile homes for rent. 10 minutes from Shelby. NO PETS. Seniors welcome. No Texts. 843-957-9299. 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

KMHS track team in Polar Bear Meet Kings Mountain High’s indoor track and field teams had several first place finishes in the Polar Bear Meet last week at Bunker Hill High School. (Polar Bear means the meet is held outdoors in the cold but is contested indoor events). First place winners for KM were: Dwayne Black, 55m dash, 6.85.

Thalia Kushman, 1600m, 6:24.03. Thalia Kushman, 3200m, 14:04.36. Nicholas Harrison, pole vault, 9’6”. Men’s 4x200 – Dwayne Black, Kohen Johnson, Ethan Capps and Jermaine Thurman. Men’s 4x800 – Hunter Cruise, Kohen Johnson, Nathan Inthavong and Parker Key.

MS wrestlers defeat North Kings Mountain High’s Andrea Melton signs to play softball at Cleveland Community College. Photo by Gary Smart

Kings Mountain Middle School’s wrestling team closed out its regular season last week with a 72-24 win over North Lincoln. Winning matches for KM were Peyton Evans, Khareem Coleman, Nasir

3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH, secluded 1 acre lot. No pets. First, last, security. 55 & older. Background check. Shiloh area. 828-4299831.

Epps, Kamari Coleman, Lucas Davis, Bernardo Hernandez, Bryce Davis, Kayden Marthers, Semaj Odems, Cameron Zuniga, Lathan Feemster, Dom Davis and Steven Sanders.

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 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 2&3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Nice and clean, water furnished. Oak Grove Community, Kings Mtn. Call or text, 704-739-0259.

FOR RENT IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN Forest City. Walk to most everything. Quiet, settled neighbors. 1BR apartment, large rooms, studio/office area, energy efficient, hardwood floors, carport. References. Large 3BR, 2 bath, 9 ft. ceilings, hardwood floors, garage, porches, fenced, energy efficient. References. Call 828-248-1638. 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. 828382-0475.

Dudley tops Rose 69-40 to win state championship Greensboro Dudley, the team that eliminated Kings Mountain in the third round of the state 3A football playoffs, won the state championship Friday night in Chapel Hill 69-40 over J.H. Rose in the highest scoring championship game in NCHSAA history. It was the school’s fifth state championship since joining the NCHSAA. The Panthers won two state titles in the old NCHSAC. Dudley’s 69 points were the most ever in a neutral site state championship game, topping the mark of 68 set by Reidsville in the 2003 2AA state championship win over Bandys. With 109 total points, Dudley and Rose broke the old record set by

Western Alamance and North Gaston in the 2007 state title game; and Dudley’s 42 first half points tied the most points in a single half. That record is now held by Dudley, Reidsville in 2003, Butler in 2012 and Mallard Creek in 2015. The Panthers built a 21-0 lead just 5:45 into the game. Rose rallied to come to within 21-14 in the final minute of the first quarter but Dudley rolled off the next 22 points to seal the deal. Dudley finished with a 15-1 overall record. Rose finished 11-5 after starting the season 0-3 and then going on to win its eighth East Regional championship.

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Pill Splitting: When it’s safe, and when it isn’t Dear Savvy Senior, When is it safe, or not safe, to split pills? I have a cousin who cuts almost all her pills in half in order to save money, but I’m wondering if she’s going overboard. What can you tell me about this? Curious Cousin Dear Curious, Pill splitting – literally cutting them in half – has long been a popular way to save on medication costs, but your cousin, if she hasn’t already done so, needs to talk to her doctor or pharmacist because not all pills should be split. The reason pill splitting is such a money saver is because of the way drugs are manufactured and priced. A pill that’s twice as strong as another may not be twice the price. In fact, it’s usually about the same price. So, buying a double-strength dose and cutting it in half may allow you to get two months’ worth of medicine for the price of one. But is it safe? As long as your doctor agrees that splitting your pills

is OK for you, you learn how to do it properly, and you split only pills that can be split, there’s really no danger. Ask Your Doctor If you’re interested in splitting your pills, talk to your doctor or pharmacist to find out if any of the medicines you use can be safely split. It’s also important to find out whether splitting them will save you enough money to justify the hassle.

The pills that are easiest to split are those with a score down the middle. However, not every pill that’s scored is meant to be split. Pills that are most commonly split are cholesterol lowering drugs, antidepressants and high blood pressure medicines. Use a Pill Splitter Having the right equipment is very important too. Don’t use a knife or scissors to cut your pills in half. This can cause you to split them unevenly resulting in two pieces

with very different dosages, which can be dangerous. Purchase a proper pill cutter that has a cover and a V-shaped pill grip that holds the pill securely in place. You can find them at most pharmacies for $5 to $10. For convenience, you might be tempted to split the whole bottle of pills at once. But it’s best to do the splitting on the day you take the first half, and then take the other half on the second day or whenever you are scheduled to take your next dose. That will help keep the drugs from deteriorating due to exposure to heat, moisture, or air. It will also help ensure that any deviation in the size of one dose is compensated in the next. It’s also important to know that pills are only safely split in half, and never into smaller portions such as into thirds or quarters. Don’t Split These Drugs Some pills should never be split. Drugs that are time-released or long-lasting and tablets that con-

tain a combination of drugs probably shouldn’t be split, because it’s difficult to ensure a proper amount of active ingredient in each half. Pills with a coating to protect your stomach, and pills that crumble easily or irritate your mouth shouldn’t be split either, along with chemotherapy drugs, anti-seizure medicines, birth control pills and capsules containing powders or gels.

Again, your doctor or pharmacist will know which drugs can and cannot be split. If you’re taking a medicine that can be split, you’ll need to get a prescription from your doctor for twice the dosage you need. Then you can start splitting and saving, safely. 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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YMCA gets new equipment and updates By Loretta Cozart Kings Mountain Family YMCA has been very busy in the last few weeks. They have flipped the entire free weights / weight room with all new Hammer Strength & Life Fitness equipment. And they have updated to all new Cybex Eagle Series Selectorized Strength Series (pin select & plate loaded)

equipment and added several new pieces of cardio equipment. In addition, the gym floor has been refinished, just in time for winter sports. “We are very excited about the new equipment and our members are very happy,” said YMCA Vice President / Executive Director Kevin Osborne.

New calf machine.Photos by Kevin Osborne

Hammer Strength Equipment after installation.

This treadmill offers a serious workout.

SPORTS THIS WEEK Fri., Dec. 17 6 p.m. – High school basketball, North Gaston at Kings Mountain. Tues., Dec. 21 5:30 p.m. – High school wrestling, East Rutherford, Bessemer City and Polk County at Kings Mountain.

6 p.m. – High school basketball, Forestview at Kings Mountain. Wed., Dec. 22 5:30 p.m. – High school wrestling, Kings Mountain vs. Gaffney and Catawba Ridge at Gaffney.

CROSSWORD PUZZLE The gym floor has been refinished and is ready to go.

Officials at Gardner-Webb and Gaston (NC) Christian School (GCS) announce dual enrollment Cost-Saving Program Allows GCS Students to Earn College Credit at GWU

The new cardio machine is setup and waiting.

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BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.—Following their ongoing commitment to provide an affordable world-class Christian education, officials at Gardner-Webb University have signed a Concurrent (Dual) Enrollment Agreement with Gaston (N.C.) Christian School (GSC). For the 20212022 school year, GWU and GSC are offering classes that can be taken concurrently for GCS high school credit and GWU college credit.

“I am grateful to Dr. Marc Stout and his team at Gaston Christian for the wonderful partnership we have just initiated,” shared GWU President Dr. William Downs. “We’ve been developing this program for some months now, and it is nice to see it come to full fruition. Strengthening the ties between our two institutions is a clear win-win, and we certainly hope to create a pathway for students from GCS to GWU that will be frequently traveled in the years to come.” The GCS classes eligible for concurrent high school and college credit are: • (GCS) A.P. Statistics = (GWU) Fundamentals of Statistics and Probability (MATH 105) • (GCS) Honors Psychology = (GWU) General Psychology (PSYC 201) Students have the potential to earn up to a maximum of 27 credit hours through Gardner-Webb. To take part in concurrent (dual) enrollment, GCS students will need to complete a concurrent enrollment application for Gardner-Webb, pay the $195 tuition fee for each course they are taking and complete the course at GCS with a B average or better. The students will receive official credit from Gardner-Webb, a fully-accredited university, granting three credit hours for each course. This program is cost-effective for families, because the $195 tuition fee for each three-hour course is usually more like $750-$1,000 per single credit hour at most private colleges and universities. Students will be enrolled in their GCS class for the full school year with enrollment in the concurrent college course at Gardner-Webb being for the 2022 Spring Semester. Beginning in November, students may submit an application and the fee to Gardner-Webb, which must be received by Jan. 31, 2022. For more information, call (800) 253-6472 or email admissions@gardner-webb.edu


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