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“Home for Christmas” celebration planned for Downtown Kings Mountain 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 Christmas 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 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 lights 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 Cost-

ner’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 Polar Express Train Rides will be returning for another season. All this and more in Downtown Kings Mountain, Saturdays, December 4, 11, and 18, 2021 from 5:30 8:30pm. For more information regarding the “Home for Christmas” Celebration, contact the Special Events Department at 704-730-2101, access their website at or Facebook page at https://www.

Christmas Tree lighting Kings Mountain “Home for in downtown Patriots Park Christmas” Parade Dec. 4 The City of Kings Mountain will present “Home for Christmas” Parade, December 4, at 3:00 pm in downtown Kings Mountain. The parade will line-up at 2:00 pm on East Gold Street near Mountain Rest Cemetery, proceed downtown and turn right on up Main Street (South Battle-

By Loretta Cozart Downtown Kings Mountain turned into a magical wonderland, as the sights and sounds of Christmas came back “Home for Christmas” on Wednesday, November 23 at 6 pm in Patriots Park. Mayor Neisler, with the help of grandson Isaac, welcomed everyone to the first Christmas Tree lighting ceremony in Patriots Park. Mayor Pro Tem Keith Miller gave the Invocation. Entertainment for the evening included dance performances by Miss Asheville Chloe Clary, and Christmas Carols led by the Miss Mountie Queens. After walking to the large Christmas Tree in the park, Councilman Dave Allen shared the Legend of the Jingle Bell and rang the

Mayor Neisler welcomes guests. See more photos on page 8A. Photo by Loretta Cozart

bell after which the Christmas Tree shone brightly for the crowd to admire. Afterward, Darryl Dixon, along with the city employees who worked on the lights all year Brian Horn and Malachi Hamilton cut the ribbon as the newest

addition to the Grady and Katie Costner Christmas Lights Extravaganza was unveiled. Ricky Ford also worked on the lights but could not attend. The beautiful carrousel will be on display throughout the holiday season.

Road closures for Christmas Parade The City of Kings Mountain is looking forward to the Home for Christmas Parade to be held December 4, 2021. The parade will impact

various roads beginning on Gold Street, at the intersection of Highway 161; west down Battleground Avenue (216); east on business 74 then south on Deal Street. Please use extreme caution when traveling on these roads due to the increase in motor vehicles, pedestrians, and parade

participants. 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! See map page 3A

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ground Avenue) and right on US 74 near the overhead bridge on King Street and disband on South Deal Street. Over 100 entries are expected for this special parade, including the Kings Mountain High School Marching Mountaineers, Mayor Scott Neisler, City

of Kings Mountain’s City Manager and elected officials, Cleveland County Commissioners, Catawba County Shrine Club’s Gator Patrol, and the jolly ole elf himself, Santa Claus. Kings Mountain native and 96.9 Kat Country’s own Sarah Lee Owensby will serve as See PARADE, Page 3A

Free praise and worship service December 14 By Loretta Cozart Trish Latz and Friends announce a free praise and worship service at Joy Performance Theater on Tuesday, December 14 at 7 pm. “I just felt called to have a praise and worship service outside of the church,” Trish said. “I sing at Second Baptist. but many people don’t like going to a church these days. So, I decided to have the event at Joy Performance Theater and open it to the public. I’ll be singing songs in the key of Jesus.” “The event will be hosted by Chris Martin of Martin’s Electric, and Kim Edwards opens the show,” said Trish. “The Lord led me to do something to share His message with His children, so everyone is invited to attend.”

Trish Latz and Friends will perform at Joy Theatre on December 14. (Photo provided)

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Bobby F. Maner KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – Bobby F. Maner, 94, of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away on November 24, 2021 at Atrium Health Cleveland in Shelby, NC. He was born in Wilmington, NC, son of the late Frank Garrett and Lois Norris Maner and was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Jeanne Sommers Maner. He was also preceded in death by a son, Frank G. “Bo” Maner, II and a daughter in law, Susan Martin Maner. Bob attended Davidson College where he lettered in basketball and received his undergraduate degree. He earned his Masters degree from UNC Chapel Hill. After college, Bob served honorably in the US Navy during the Korean War. He was the founder of B.F. Maner Insurance Agency, Inc. He is survived by his son: Robert S. Maner, Kings Mountain, NC; daughter: Sarah M. Lawrence and husband Alan, High Point, NC; grandchild: Joseph M. Maner and wife Stephanie H. Maner; great-grandchild: Shepherd Martin Maner Memorials service was held on Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 2:00 PM at First Presbyterian Church with Reverends John Wilcox and John Bridges officiating. Visitation was held immediately following the service in the fellowship hall of First Presbyterian Church. A private graveside service was held at Mountain Rest Cemetery. Memorials may be made to: Children’s Homes of Cleveland County at PO Box 2053 ( Shelby, NC 28150 or to First Presbyterian Church at 111 East King Street, Kings Mountain, NC 28086. Guest register is available at: Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain, NC is in charge of arrangements.

Edwin O’Leary White (Larry) Grover NC– Edwin “Larry” O’Leary White, 84, of Grover NC, passed away on November 18, 2021 at Atrium Health Cleveland. He was born in Cleveland County, NC, son of Dennis Buette and Inez Blalock White. Larry worked at Minnette Mills as a designer for many years, and later at Grandpa’s Store. He was a talented artist and pianist. He appeared on the Arthur Smith show in the 1960s with the Kingsman quartet and entertained his family with his music for a lifetime. Larry is best remembered for his rowdy sense of humor and infinite kindness. He was a wonderful father, grandfather, brother, and friend whose passing will be mourned by everyone who knew and loved him. Larry is survived by his daughters Desiree “Toni” A. White (husband Bruce A. Rogers), St. Louis, MO, and Bridgette D. White, Grover, NC, as well as his granddaughters B. Desiree White, Grover, NC and Sophia P. Rogers, St. Louis, MO. Awaiting him in heaven are his parents, his siblings Margie, Don, and Wendell, and his ex-spouse and lifelong friend Marjorie Allen White. Larry will be memorialized during a private family gathering. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.carothersfuneralhomegastonia. com for the White family.

GCPD charge man with murder On Thursday, November 25, at about 1:30 pm, Gaston County Police responded to 2344 Stanley-Lucia Rd. Stanley in reference to a shooting. Officers located a deceased white female inside the residence. It was determined that the victim, Kathy Smith, 58, had suffered a fatal gunshot wound. Gaston County Police located and detained the suspect at the scene. The suspect and victim are neighbors. After conferring with the Gaston County District Attorney’s Office, County Police have charged and arrested Daniel James Moxley, 48, with First Degree Murder. He is currently being held in the Gaston County Jail with no bond,

Daniel James Moxley pending a first appearance in court. The investigation continues and anyone with information is asked to contact Det. J.P. Brienza at 704866-3320 or Crimestoppers at 704-861-8000. There is no further information available currently.

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Sheriff seeks help finding two missing teens Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office posted the following information regarding two missing teens. • Delasia Tyniece Feaster was made on November 27 at 3:50 p.m. Cleveland County Sheriff's Office is attempting to locate Delasia Tyniece Feaster. • Melanie Rain Osborne: Cleveland County Sheriff's Office is attempting to lo-

cate Melanie Rain Osborne (14 years old). Ms. Osborne has been missing since last night (November 27) in the Fallston area. If you have any information about the whereabouts of Ms. Feaster or Ms. Osborne, please contact the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office at 704-484-4822 or submit a tip in the app. Melanie Rain Osborne

Delasia Tyniece Feaster

Substitute teacher arrested on multiple sex crimes Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office arrested a former substitute teacher in the Cleveland County School System for multiple sex related crimes. On November 18, the School Resource Officer at Crest Middle was notified by a parent that a substitute teacher, Emily Durden, had possibly been sending their child inappropriate images and videos. The Sheriff’s Office initiated an investigation and

Emily Durden quickly discovered that Ms. Durden had initiated con-

versations and shared sexually explicit materials with several 13 and 14-year-old children. As part of the investigation Ms. Durden was interviewed and admitted to sending the sexually explicit videos and pictures to the children. The investigation is still ongoing and if your child was victimized by Ms. Durden, please contact the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office. Emily Jean Durden,

19, of Shelby was arrested on two counts of Indecent Liberties with Student, three counts of Displaying Material Harmful to Minor, and two counts of 2nd Degree Sexual Exploitation of a Minor on November 18 and was held in the Cleveland County Detention Center under a $50,000.00 secure bond. She posted this bond and was released on November 19.

CCSO app keeps citizens informed Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office app is available to citizens for iOS and Android to stay in the know about public safety issues as they occur. To connect with more people in the community, the Sheriff’s Office developed an application for cellphones and tablets, where people could find

out more information about what is happening in the community and connected with law enforcement. “This app serves as a way for the Sheriff’s Office to connect with Cleveland County residents and visitors, providing information quickly and efficiently to anyone with a smartphone,” read a statement

from the Sheriff’s Office. The dashboard for the app includes icons for people to look at recent arrests, find contact information for Sheriff’s Office staff, lookup sex offenders and browse Cleveland County’s most wanted. There are also options for people to submit tips to law enforcement. When

someone clicks on the button to submit a tip, the first thing to pop-up is if the Cleveland County Sheriff’s app can have the user’s location. After getting past that, people can submit an anonymous tip, and even include pictures. To get the application, visit the App Store on your cell phone or tablet.

NOV. 10: Marshall Wiley, 39, 107 Marigold Street, expired tag. Nov. 10: Linda Pope, 66, 425 Kings Falls Court, 203, revoked license. NOV. 16: Margret Turner, 33, Holiday Inn Drive, no vehicle insurance, number plate registration, no operator’s license. NOV. 16: Brittany Michelle King, 26, 410 Gold Creek Trail, no vehicle registration, no liability insurance. NOV. 17: Ebonie Shunise McSwain, 33, 127 Wiggins Lane I, revoked license, no insurance, fictitious tag, no registration, no number plate, no certificate of title. NOV. 18: Raven Jade Shelton, 20, 1814 NC 161 Highway, no insurance, no registration, no licensed driver with vehicle operator. NOV. 18: Colton Thomas Berndt, 23, 106 Dove Avenue, revoked license, no registration, number plate, borrowed tag, no certificate of title. NOV. 18: Elizabeth Ann Glover, 31, 23 Chesterfield Court, revoked license, improper parking. NOV. 23: Laura Bridges Hall, 131 Sam Smith Road, no vehicle registration.

WRECKS NOV. 8: Officer Howard said Linda Green Wooten, 135 Belmar Road, operating a 2004 Jeep, ran off the roadway at 1012 N. Piedmont Avenue, struck a mailbox at 1016 N. Piedmont Avenue, sideswiped a tree front of 1018 N. Piedmont Avenue and hit steel fence at 102 Benfield Road. Property damages were estimated at $6,250. NOV. 14: Officer Collins said Marion Leo Kirkland, Slocomb AL., operating a 2015 Toyota and towing a Chevy S10 began losing traction on I-85 South. The left front tire dug into the ground causing the Toyota to roll over and land wheels down. The towed vehicle went through a fence and struck a fire hydrant stopping outside of Campers Inn RV in Kings Mountain. Property damages were estimated at $21,000. NOV. 15: Officer Joel said Patricia Lynn Peterson, 600 Temple Street, operating a 2004 Jeep, was stopped at a red light on Cleveland Avenue and her vehicle was rear-ended by a 2018 Kia operated by Michael Renee Ezzell, 820 Third Street. Property damage was estimated at $2.,000 to the Ezzell vehicle.

■ POLICE ARRESTS NOV. 15: Jonathan Gary Oliver, 47, three counts felony probation violation, felony possession of meth, $75,000 secured bond. NOV. 15: Sherrill Bridges Norris, 43, 325 Lake Montonia Road, felony possession stolen motor vehicle, no insurance, no registration plate, $15,000 secured bond. NOV. 16: Joseph Lee Dover, 23, 106 Putnam Lake Road, felony possession with intent to sell, deliver, manufacture marijuana; possession marijuana paraphernalia, $5,000 secured bond. NOV. 16: Alyssa Ann Garrett, 22, 106 Putnam Lake Road, simple possession marijuana, citation. NOV. 17: Bryan Matin Packer, 46, 110 Monta Vista Drive, possession marijuana, possession drug paraphernalia, $5,000 secured bond. NOV. 17: Whitney Sierra Smith, 32, 526 Baker Street, harassing phone calls, criminal summons. NOV. 20: Danudi Wendu Dawkins, 44, 106 S. Tracy Street B, assault on a female, no bond. NOV. 20: Felix Javier Colon Maldonado, 29, Gastonia, assault on a female, no bond. NOV. 20; David Scott Noblett, 32, Kings Mountain, resist, delay, obstruct, $2,500 secured bond. NOV. 20: David Scott Noblett, 32, Kings Mountain, failure to appear, probation violation, breaking and entering, first degree trespassing, enter, remain, communicating threats, $30,000 secured bond. NOV. 20: Darlene Black, 63, 300 Crocker Road, first degree murder, felony, no bond. The suspect was arrested by the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Department and transported to the Kings Mountain Police Department for processing by Sgt. Hamrick and Cpl. Bryant. NOV. 21: Cathy Moore Davis, 71, 207 Blanton Street, assault on child under 12, $5,000 unsecured bond. NOV. 22: Vincente Amauri Vergara, 27, 1708 Shelby Road, DWI, open container, no operator’s license, $2,500 unsecured bond. INCIDENTS NOV. 15: A resident of Kingswood Court reported damage to a mailbox. NOV. 15;BB Auto Sales,

405 Margrace Road, reported theft of two motor vehicles and parts estimated value of $6,700. NOV. 16: Specialty Textiles, Inc., 822 Floyd Street, reported someone threw eggs at a building door. NOV. 17: A resident of S. Battleground Avenue reported theft of $2,000 in equipment from a construction site on S. Battleground Avenue NOV. 21: Walgreens, 601 E. King Street, reported a customer presented $500 counterfeit currency to purchase a pre-paid credit card. NOV. 23: A resident of Second Street reported theft of two dark blue Nissan Altima’s valued at $22,000. NOV. 22: A resident of Juniper Street reported damage to a mailbox. NOV. 22: A resident of Pineview Drive reported someone made unauthorized charges on his financial card. NOV. 24: A resident of Cambridge Oaks Apartments reported theft of an iPhone. CITATIONS Nov. 10: Kathryn Trey Burwell, 34, 900 Lee Street, expired tag, no electronic inspection.

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Kings Mountain 2021 Christmas Parade Lineup 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26-30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44

Kings Mountain Police Chief, Lisa Proctor Kings Mountain Fire Chief, Tommy Harmon, Mayor Scott Neisler and Mountain Man, William Rayfield Cleveland County Sheriff, Alan Norman Loch Norman Pipe Band Color Guard, Boy Scout Troop 92 KM Parade Banner, Boy Scout Troop 92 Grand Marshal-Sarah Lee Owensby and Special Guest Senator Ted Alexander City Council Member At Large, Keith Miller, Mayor Pro Tem City Council Member At Large, David Allen City Council Member (Ward 1), Annie Thombs City Council Member (Ward 2), Mike Butler City Council Member (Ward 3), Tommy Hawkins City Council Member (Ward 4), Jimmy West City Council Member (Ward 5), Jay Rhodes Cleveland County Commissioner, Doug Bridges Cleveland County Commissioner, Deb Hardin Cleveland County Commissioner, Johnny Hutchins Cleveland County Commissioner, Ronnie Whetstine Cleveland County Commissioner, Kevin Gordon Cleveland County Register of Deeds, Betsy Harnage Friends to Elect Danny Blanton, Cleveland County School Board KMHS Marching Band KMHS Cheerleaders KMHS JV & Varsity Football Teams City of Kings Mountain Energy Department Peddler’s Farmhouse Designs Dirty Diamonds Pressure Washing Sigmon Theatrical King’s Highway Tiny Miss Mountie, 2021, Lillee Falls Little Miss Mountie 2021, Kallie Pentecost Young Miss Mountie 2021, Jazmine Chaires Teen Miss Mountie 2021, Cyndi Stinchcomb Miss Mountie 2021, BreAnn Jenkins Fitness Troopers/Mountain Top Gym Large Marge, KTC Broadcasting Two Kings Casino Tyler Lee for Congress Mauney Memorial Library

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Oasis Shrine Hillbillies 96.9 The Kat Cleveland County Music Hall of Fame/Pickin at the Park 48 Cleveland County Music Hall of Fame 49 NC Southern Regal Teen Miss, Dallas Seagle 50 Friends of the NC BeachBlast Festival-Fin, Gil and Ollie the Octopus 51 Cleveland County EMS 52 Hospice of Cleveland County 53-63 Carolina Drifters-Oasis Shrine Club 64 Oak Grove Fire Department 65 Cleveland County Chamber of Commerce 66 Gutter Guys 67 161 Flea Market 68 KUS Line Dancers 69 Smokin Mountain Boys BBQ 70-74 North Carolina Army National Guard-505th 75 KMFD Ladder 1 76 Catawba County Shrine Club 77-79 AAA City Plumbing 80 Bunch, Inc. 81 Kings Mountain Little Theatre 82-83 Afterschool Learning Center 84 Catawba Prospectors Club 85-87 Dance Magic & Extreme Magic Cheer 88 ReMax Select-Marvin Biddix 89 Brown’s Little Shephards Daycare 90 Cleveland’s Special Task 91 Wal-Mart Distribution Center 92-96 Kings Mountain Elite Club 97 Cleveland Community College-Yeti Athletics 98 Cleveland Community College-Brown Emergency Training Center 99-102 Cleveland Community College-Continuing Education Program 103-105 Patriot Storage 106 Patrick Senior Center 107 Greenville Community Combined Youth Organization, Inc. 108 Mystery Machine and Scooby Doo 109 Groves Insurance Company 110 White Plains Shrine Club


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Trackside Wine and Spirits


Kings Mountain Family YMCA


Kimberla’s School and Classical Ballet


Peaks to Piedmont Girl Scout Troop Service Unit 123


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Bridges Hardware


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Friends to Elect Ronnie Grigg for Cleveland County School Board

129-130 Dance Reflections 131-161 Just Jeepin’ 4-A Cause Jeep Club 162-172 Dover YMCA Jeep Club 173-174 Butler’s Tire and Automotive Service 175-185 Polished Society 186

American Legion Post 155 Auxilary


American Legion Post 155 Legionnaires


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American Legion Post 155 Riders


KMFD Rescue Truck #288

191-192 Nelon-Cole Pest Control 193-194 Butler Outdoor Design, LLC. 195

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Assistant Police Chief Chris Moore

Roads impacted during Home for Christmas events Use extreme caution Christmas is just around the corner! The City of Kings Mountain is looking forward to “Home for Christmas” in Kings Mountain. Each Saturday evening, December 4, 11, and 18 between 5:00 - 10:00 pm, Home for Christmas activities will take place. Various roads along West Mountain Street, South Railroad Avenue,

West Gold Street and South Cansler Street will be impacted. Please use extreme caution when traveling on these roads due to the increase in motor vehicles, pedestrians, and carriage rides. 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!

6th Annual Christmas Bike Drive begins December 3 Kings Mountain Police Department and Campers Inn present their Sixth Annual Christmas Bike Drive. Donations will be accepted December 3 through 10 at the drop-off location:

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

PARADE From Page 1A Grand Marshal. The Christmas Parade will impact various roads beginning on Gold Street

at the intersection of Highway 161; west down Battleground Avenue (216); east on 74 Business then south on Deal St. Motorists are urged to use extreme caution while traveling through Kings Mountain. While vehicles will not be allowed, spectators are

encouraged to take chairs or stand along the parade route. After the parade, The City of Kings Mountain will host “Home for Christmas” Celebration, which will include, a Downtown Artisan Market, Costner’s Christmas Lights Extrava-

ganza, Mayor Neisler’s Fantasy Light Show, and much more! For more information, contact the Special Events Department at 704-7302101 or visit their website at

KMPD Toy Drive underway Food-drive to help local seniors through December 17 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.

The Patrick Senior Center has partnered with Walmart Neighborhood Market for a food drive benefiting low-income seniors in Kings Mountain through Sunday, December 12. December can be particularly tough for seniors and these donations will go a long way to help them

during the holidays. Non-perishable food

items can be dropped off at Patrick Senior Center at 909 E King Street or at the Walmart Neighborhood Market at 1011 Shelby Road, in Kings Mountain. For more information, please call the Patrick Senior Center at 704-7340447.

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TODAY’S QUOTE: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

Pieces of Kings Mountain History

The Colonel Frederick Hambright DAR Chapter will be LORETTA placing COZART wreaths on the graves of veterans in Mountain Rest Cemetery on Saturday, December 18 at noon for Wreaths Across America Day. Due to the pandemic, fewer wreaths were purchased this year. But the importance of honoring our community’s veterans is not diminished by the number of wreaths we place. At last count, more than 1,250 veterans are interred at Mountain Rest. These men and women offered their lives in service to our county. Some paid the ultimate sacrifice, giving their lives. If you walk through the veteran’s section of the cemetery, near the cross and stage, it is humbling to see all the markers and realize that

many here died young, too young. Others were fortunate to return home and live full lives. In either case, they responded when the call for volunteers went out. That act alone speaks volumes to their character. And it is their sacrifice that brings the DAR back year after year to honor the veterans buried in this place on Wreaths Across America Day. The DAR does this, not for notoriety or accolades. They do it because it is the right thing to do. In an earlier time, students learned the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag in school. They started their day with the pledge from first grade on. Due

to changes in our world, those routines are no longer done daily. So, we must lead by example and encourage parents and others to do the same. If we begin this habit of honoring our veterans now, young people will perpetuate doing so long after we are gone. DAR members cannot place all these wreaths on their own. We need the help of the community to honor these veterans. We need the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, ROTC groups, American Legion Riders, church groups, and Explorers. We need kids from every elementary school to help, even if they only lay one wreath. How can they learn if they do not participate? Adults can volunteer, too. By watching adults, young people see the values of the parents, or admired adults, in action and learn that honoring those who served us while living, and after, is an honorable thing.

The Haiti kidnapped missionaries, consider the costs of such trips (Ed. Note: Since this was written, reports are that at least two misGlenn Mollette sionaries Guest Editorial have been released unharmed) The missionaries consisting of 16 Americans and one Canadian kidnapped by the Haitian “400 Mawozo” gang Oct. 16, is extremely scary. The gang has threatened to kill the humanitarian Christians if a million dollar per person ransom is not fulfilled. The group consists of men, women, children and an eight-month-old baby. These missionaries have sacrificed their time and paid their own way to go to the poorest place in the Western hemisphere to try to spread God’s love and save some souls. In turn, the missionaries are experiencing a nightmare like they’ve never imagined. They’re imprisoned and being threatened with a bullet in the head. Most of us will never

get over seeing journalists being beheaded and tortured in Syria and Iraq by the barbaric Islamic extremist group called ISIL. Burning people alive and beheading others were too graphic and gruesome to ever be forgotten. Why do journalists, missionaries and humanitarian aid workers go to such places to risk kidnapping, rape, torture and unimaginable deaths? There is always the belief that “it will not happen to me.” Some might view such a trip as a vacation. Years ago, I traveled to a third world country on a “missionary trip” with others thinking it would be a nice break. I’ve never worked so hard in my life. Sadly, the 17 missionaries in Haiti are undergoing a cruel experience that may end with the cost of their very lives. What are they thinking now? What is going through the minds of the little children who traveled to a world to help others and spread God’s love? Haiti has been the site of years of humanitarian efforts. The United States and other countries have

given billions of dollars to help Haiti. Sadly, hurricanes, political unrest, underdevelopment and extreme poverty have all made for a sad scenario. How much money would the world have to give to Haiti to make life better for this nation? This is a question no one can answer because usually aid is a short-term solution. We spent a trillion dollars in Afghanistan and they aren’t any better off today. Good missionary people went to Haiti with good hearts for helping others in the name of God’s love. They went to share a message they hoped would bring about change and better lives. They may now lose their lives. Christians point to Jesus as the model for such missionary efforts. He came preaching and teaching in an effort to demonstrate and spread God’s love and it cost him plenty – his life, executed in public on a cross. There are some Christians today who, like Jesus, are willing to risk their lives for the sake of others. Did these men and women literally go to Haiti taking

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If you would like to participate in Wreaths Across America Day honoring our veterans at Mountain Rest Cemetery,

go to the cemetery on Saturday, December 18 at 11:30 am. Feel free to arrive a little earlier if you’d like. Many hands

make light work. Be sure to dress appropriately for the weather. And bring a child with you. It’s a good thing.

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Looking Back By Loretta Cozart Melvin Ware is a wealth of Kings Mountain history and strives to learn more about the history of our city. Recently, he shared a Herald article written on August 8, 1935, about a reunion for former students at Capt. Bell's Military School. It is interesting that many of the names mentioned became prosperous industrialists in the area. Even more interesting is that many local women were also graduates of the military school. This reunion would have occurred just two years after the current facility was completed in October 1933. Pupils of Military School in Reunion A reunion of the pupils of the Kings Mountain Military School which was founded around 1876 by the late Captain W. T. R. Bell, was held

at Central School, the old site of the Military School, on Wednesday. No set program was planned but the day was spent in pleasant reminiscences and before outof-town guests took their departure, the students voted on a motion of S.N. Boyce, of Gastonia, to make the reunion an annual affair and a committee was appointed to formulate plans for the meeting next year. A bountiful meal was served in the cafeteria of the school by the daughters of the Kings Mountain students. Among the students and visitors registered were R.L. Kirkwood, Bennettsville, S.C.; S. N. Boyce, Gastonia; John F. Schenck, Sr., Lawndale; Stonewall Durham, Bessemer City; John J. Crow, Monroe; J.O. Rankin, Gastonia; W.H. Kirkwood, Bennettsville, S.C.; J.H. Quinn, Shelby;

Mrs. J.H. Quinn, Shelby; Mrs. Sallie Anthony Hamrick, Shelby; Mrs. M.A. McSwain, Shelby; Mrs. S.E. Spencer, Gastonia; Robert Stowe, Jr., Belmont; Mrs. Lee Allison Falls, Gainesville, Ga.; and Miss Mattie Adams, Shelby. The following students listed were all residents of Kings Mountain: S.A. Mauney, R.L. Mauney; W.A. Ridenhour, Mrs. Annie Dilling, Mrs. Ida Neisler, Mrs. Lona McGill, Mrs. Carrie Hord, Mrs. Laura Mauney, Mrs. J. B. Thomasson, Mrs. Cora Dilling Hunter, Mrs. Sallie Baker Fulton, Mrs. Lillie Allison Ormand, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hay, Mrs. Mildred Allison Moss, and Mrs. Laura Mauney Ridenhour.

their children with them truly believe they could be killed? Would they purposefully do this to their children? Who convinced these people that such a trip with small children was a good idea? My goal here is to simply say, think about such trips to places like Haiti. Afghanistan, Iraq, Northern Nigeria and numerous others countries are not vacation

spots. Foreign travel may sound exotic and adventurous but consider the possible cost. Many missionaries and Christian workers have paid the ultimate price in order to spread the gospel of Christ. Only eternity will reveal what their selfless sacrifice has meant to those whose lives they impacted. By chance, if you decide such an interna-

tional trip is not for you, don’t feel bad. Consider helping in an American inner city, Appalachia or maybe your own neighborhood. Service at home is needed across America. Let’s pray for the safety of these missionaries and for those negotiating their release. May God help them and all who may consider such endeavors.

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Appalachian Gear location nearly complete.

US Supreme Court agrees to intervene in Voter ID case

Appalachian Gear Company nears completion of downtown location By Loretta Cozart On October 21, Governor Roy Cooper announced Appalachian Gear Company and the City of Kings Mountain had been awarded a $50,000 building reuse grant for a building in Downtown Kings Mountain. Since then, work has progressed, and the project nears completion. “The building is being leased currently and I anticipate the tenants will be in during December,” said

property owner Gregg Johnson. “They needed a facility for their cut and sew operations, along with a retail sales showroom and our building fit that need. Their products are extremely popular with serious hikers, like those who hike the Appalachian Trail and need the best performance products available.” Appalachian Gear Company plans to create 12 jobs and invest $486,000 in the local economy.

On Wednesday, November 24, the United States Supreme Court granted legislators' petition for a writ of certiorari in the long-running federal voter ID litigation. Previously, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit denied legislators' motion to intervene in the case to defend North Carolina’s voter ID law. The Supreme Court is expected to hear oral arguments sometime between February and March. House Speaker Tim Moore said, “We look forward to taking this fight to the U.S. Supreme Court. Attorney General Josh Stein has repeatedly put his political position above the will of the voters and cannot be trusted to defend North Carolina's constitutional voter ID law." He continued, "The people have spoken. A resounding majority of North Carolina voters have approved voter ID at the ballot box. We will ensure their voices are heard. We will mount a vigorous defense of the law on behalf of the citizens of North Carolina.”

Sarah Lee Owensby selected as Christmas Parade Grand Marshal with special guest Kings Mountain native and 96.9 The Kat’s own Sarah Lee Owensby, has been selected as Grand Marshal for the Kings Mountain “Home for Christmas” Parade scheduled for December 4 at 3:00 p.m. The Herald has it on good authority that a special guest will accompany her in the parade! Sarah Lee, who was born in Kings Mountain, has defied great odds to end up where she has found herself; as the co-host to Paul Schadt, a Country Radio Hall of Fame talent. Sarah Lee’s rise in media took root in Charlotte beginning as an intern for Ace & TJ, then becoming their direct competition when she was hired to host the morning show on what was then, 96-1 The Beat. While none of it happened overnight, it didn’t take too long for her to leave Charlotte and become the co-host to celebrity Nick Cannon in New York City, followed by moves to Tampa, Los Angeles, and Nashville, before landing the job that would bring her back home, literally, now residing in her hometown of Kings Moun-

SARAH LEE OWENSBY tain, three blocks away from her parents and the house she grew up in. In 2019, Sarah Lee became the recipient of The Spirit Award from the City of Kings Mountain for her strong support of her hometown. From publicly cheering on the KM High School Mountaineers football team, to inviting the world, through radio and social media to numerous events in KM, Cleveland and Gaston Counties, there is no question how much she loves Kings Mountain “Sarah Lee is a great ambassador for our city,” says Mayor Scott Neisler. “It is only natural she lead our Christmas parade.” “I’m still beyond shocked

to be chosen as the Grand Marshall for our Christmas parade,” says Sarah Lee. “This such a HUGE honor! The Kings Mountain Christmas Parade was something my family looked forward to every year. We never missed it. I’ve enjoyed many parades, but this will be my first experience actually being in one. I couldn’t be more excited and more honored to represent the town I love SO SO SO much and always try to highlight on air on 96.9 The Kat. I’m so thankful for our community, the support you have shown me and for the constant love you give. God has truly blessed us with one of the greatest small towns in the country and I can’t wait to spend the day spreading Christmas cheer with all of you.” Sarah Lee met her husband Rob in 2004, married in 2012 and have two boys, Bear 6 and Zion 3. The Paul Schadt and Sarah Lee Morning Show can be heard each weekday morning on 96.9 The Kat beginning at 5:00 a.m.

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UnCommon Artisans is hosting a Downtown Kings Mountain Advent Calendar promotion from December 1 - December 25. The spirit of the Advent Calendar is to encourage residents and visitors to support local downtown businesses during the holiday season. Each day within the Advent Calendar presents a unique task. The individual that completes the most tasks will receive $100 in Main Street Bucks, which can be redeemed at any participating downtown business. Cobb Lahti, the owner of UnCommon Artisans, created the promotion. "We want to encourage supporting local businesses in our downtown for the holidays," Cobb stated, "this is a fun way for the community to engage with our local shops

and restaurants, and introduce the newer businesses to the public". The Advent Calendar can be picked up at UnCommon Artisans’ retail shop located at 124 W. Mountain Street or downloaded from UnCommon Artisans’ Facebook page https://www.facebook. com/uncommonartisans. Additional information and announcements about the promotion can also be found on UnCommon Artisans’ Facebook page. Those wishing to participate will complete as many tasks as possible on the Advent Calendar. Participants must take a photograph to document the completion of each task and post it to their personal Facebook page using the hashtags #AdventKM and #UnCommonArtisans. The individual who documents

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the most completed tasks during the promotion will win $100 in Main Street Bucks. UnCommon Artisans is also hoping to provide several consolation prizes, to be donated by downtown businesses. UnCommon Artisans is an artisan consignment shop located in downtown Kings Mountain. The shop presents the curated work of nearly 30 local artists, makers, and bakers. Visitors can browse an eclectic range of products including handcrafted jewelry, pottery, candles, soaps, watercolor art, fused glass, wooden bowls, textiles, fresh baked goods and cheeses, pet treats, and much more. Visit https:// www.uncommonartisan. com/ to learn more.

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Bold Faith

Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting some remarkable young people while visiting a friend in Georgia and attending her church, Cornerstone Athens. Their pastor called them to the front to share their powerful testimony of bold faith. Camryn Wright, 17 and Jacob Wright, 18 who attend different schools started a bible study and invited all their friends, bringing two counties of students together. Thomas Waters, 17 attended this bible study where God began to deal with his heart. Eventually, he became born again at a camp. Once he had accepted Christ, he wanted to be water baptized. For a while he had waited to get on the church schedule, but decided to ask his friends Jacob and Jarius Johns, 17 to baptize him. Jacob with Jarius’ help quickly accepted the

his confession of faith. Proverbs 28:1b (ESV) says, “The righteous are bold as a lion.” While some are timid in their convictions, these young people are starting bible studies, baptizing their friends, and proclaiming their beliefs to their peers. They truly are a chosen generation of leaders who are transforming lives and bringing honor to God.


life-changing task. He stated, “It was one of the coolest things I have gotten to do.” His pastor publicly apologized for not getting Thomas on the church calendar sooner, but commended them for taking action and being model Christians. In addition, this wasn’t a private baptism; they invited their football team and others to gather around and witness

AMAZE JESUS The bible tells of a Centurion man who caused Jesus to marvel by his faith. He believed Jesus had authority and could heal by just speaking a word. Luke 7:9 (NIV) states, ”When Jesus heard this, he was amazed at him, and turning to the crowd following him, he said, “I tell you, I have not found such great faith even in Israel.” Like the centurion,

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I believe that those students impressed the Lord by demonstrating their faith in such a powerful way. They were not ashamed to proclaim his name and live for him! They also brought the Lord great joy. Luke 15:7 (ESV) says, “Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.” When Thomas surrendered his heart to Jesus, all of heaven rejoiced. In fact, each of them glorified Christ and their acts will be remembered throughout eternity. Also, I am very sure that the parents and pastor of these youth are proud of them.

to be bold and courageous so I can share my faith with others and live for you. I ask you to fill and empower me with your Holy Spirit. I pray that everyone I come in contact with will see the light of Christ and will want to know you. Also, I pray that you will continue to use these students to bring glory to your name. I ask you to put a hedge of protection around them, bless their endeavors, and keep them on the path of righteousness. Lord please raise up more youth for your glory. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.” Contact Danyale Patterson at to get spiritual resources, share a testimony, send a prayer request, or book her to speak.

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Kings Mountain Area Church Directory St. Paul United Methodist Church N. Cansler Street 704-739-1256

Boyce Memorial ARP Church Edgemont Drive 704-739-4917

Sunrise Baptist Church 208 Mail Road 704-692-3007

Calvary Way Holiness Church 1017 Second Street Pastor Clifton Morgan

Temple Baptist Church 612 N. Cansler Street 704-739-4716

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

The Favor Center Church 602 Slater Street

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

True Gospel Holiness Church 1608 Shelby Road 704-739-6764 Unity AME Zion Church 948 Unity Church Road 704-228-0328

Eastside Baptist Church 308 York Road • Kings Mountain, NC Long Creek Presbyterian Church 701 Long Creek Road 704-629-4406

Mt. Olive Baptist Church Compact School Road 704-739-4516

New Way Missionary Baptist Church 105 Waco Road 704-724-0414

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

Mt. Zion Baptist Church 220 N. Watterson Street 704-739-8354

Oak Grove Baptist Church 1022 Oak Grove Road 704-739-4833

Macedonia Baptist Church 1101 S. Battleground Ave. 704-739-6811 Midview Baptist Church 703 Margrace Road 704-739-6711 Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church 220 N. Watterson Street 704-739-8354 Mountain View Agape Church 506 Sparrow Springs Road 704-739-0160

New Beginnings Church of Jesus Christ 541 Crocker Road 704-730-9507 New Bynum Chapel AME Zion Church N. Cansler Street 704-739-2606 New Camp Creek Baptist Church 863 New Camp Creek Ch. Road 704-487-7128 New Life Family Worship Center 428 Oak Grove Road 704-739-9371

Oak View Baptist Church 1517 York Road 704-739-7831 Pathway Baptist Church 3100 Parkdale Circle 704-734-0852 Patterson Grove Baptist Church 301 Oak Grove Road 704-739-5826 Penley’s Chapel Church 1805 N Piedmont Ave 704-524-4139 Peoples Baptist Church 1010 Groves Street 704-739-0398

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And this is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you: God is light, and in Him there is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with Him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son I John 5-7

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December library news By Mari Slaughter Mauney Memorial Library has a variety of events to keep your family busy throughout December. Holiday Raffle Enter our weekly raffle beginning November 29th for a chance to win a great prize! Check out at least 4 books during your visit to receive a weekly raffle ticket in the Children’s or Adult wing. • Children will win A Charlie Brown Christmas and a Snoopy plush. • Adults will win a potted poinsettia plant. • All entries will be reset at the beginning of the week, so be sure to enter each week! Gingerbread Houses December 6th Registration required (register only one time per family) Work together with the entire family to build a beautiful and delicious gingerbread house. Presented by Bakers Buzzin’ • Place: Big Reds Café, 830 E. King Street • Time: 6:00-7:00 pm Suzanne Woods Fisher Author Talk on Zoom Suzanne Woods Fisher is an award-winning, bestselling author of more than thirty books, including The Moonlight School and the Nantucket Legacy, Three Sisters Island, Amish Beginnings, The Bishop’s Family, The Deacon’s Family, and The Inn at Eagle Hill series. She is also the author of several nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace and Amish Proverbs. Fisher’s newest novel, A Season on the Wind, invites readers to visit the town of Stoney Ridge, Pennsylvania in an engaging story of discovering rare birds in life, feathered and otherwise. • Place: Join the Zoom call: Go to mauneylibrary. org, click on the event on

you may have. • Thursdays, December 2, 9, and 16th • Carolina Room at the calendar, and the link • Time: Thursday, December 9 at 2 pm Holiday Gathering at the Library • Monday, December 13th • Time: 11:00-8:00 pm • Enjoy holiday cheer throughout the library with a special visit and story from Santa Claus at 6pm! A Company of Readers Book Club Meet with other book club lovers to discuss what you have been reading. • Monday, December 20th • Time: 5:15 – 6:15 pm • Mauney Library Community Room December 24th – 27th - Closed for Christmas Holiday Zoom Storytime with Miss Anne • Register: event calendar • Tuesdays and Thursdays • Time: 10:30-11:00 am • Event URL will be sent via registration email. • Ages: preschoolers Library Storytime in Person • Register by going to URL: event calendar • Fridays • Time: 10:30-11:00 am • Library Community Room • Ages: preschoolers Zoom Bedtime Storytime • Join event by typing in URL: https://zoom. us/j/96659968320 • Fourth Tuesday of every month • Time: 7:30 pm Drop-In Computer Lab for personalized help with any technology questions

Mauney Library • Ages: Adults This project is made possible by funding from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) as administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (IMLS grant number LS250229-OLS-21). Lego Club • Free build and participate in group projects, snacks provided. • Third Thursday of every month • Time: 3:30 – 4:30 pm • Library Community Room • Ages: 6-12 years old Fun With Flop Balls Registration Required Practice a new skill in this hour-long freeform Flop Ball session! Work on single flops, double flops, transfers, follow-the-leader, and more. • Friday, December 17th • Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm • Library Community Room • Ages: Teen Mauney Memorial Library is located at 100 S. Piedmont Avenue, Kings Mountain, NC 28086.

MML hosts Join Suzanne Woods Fisher Author Talk December 9 Mauney Memorial Library announces a Zoom Author Talk presentation featuring Suzanne Woods Fisher on Thursday, December 9 at 2 p.m. Join Suzanne as she discusses her book, Seasons on the Wind. This story brings readers to the Amish community of Stoney Ridge. Ben Zook attempts to sneak back into the community he was raised in to get a rare photo of the White-winged Tern, but he is recognized. Now, he must deal with the life he left behind. There is faith, romance, and healing of old wounds. Suzanne Woods Fisher is an award-winning, bestselling author of more than thirty books, including The Moon-

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is also the author of several nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace and Amish Proverbs. She lives in California. Learn more at: and follow Suzanne on Facebook @SuzanneWoodsFisherAuthor and Twitter @ suzannewfisher. Go to URL: https:// to visit our event calendar for more events. Mauney Memorial Library is located at 100 S. Piedmont Avenue, Kings Mountain, NC 28086. For the latest in library news and events, visit

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Annual Awards Evening to an exemplary leader who has achieved: • Excellence in their business or profession • Served the community in a meaningful way • Actively assisted women to achieve their full leadership potential Athena’s Leadership Award® Program, has honored over 7,000 women leaders from hundreds of cities and eight countries since its inception in 1982. The program is facilitated locally by The Cleveland County

Chamber of Commerce, a licensed ATHENA host organization. Nominations are sought throughout the community and recipients are selected by a diverse group of community leaders based on the criteria above. Athena Leadership Award® recipients hail from all professional sectors. The award’s rich history, international scope and emphasis on mentorship make this award unique and amongst the most prestigious leadership awards one can receive. The chamber needs your help to identify and nominate potential Athena Leadership Award® recipients. Within your organization and circle of influence there are undoubt-


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Handmade for the Holidays Gift Shop Join us for a unique shopping experience as the Cleveland County Arts Council hosts Handmade for the Holidays, 111 S. Washington St., Shelby, Nov. 18 – Dec. 23. “The Arts Council has hosted Handmade for the Holidays for over 15 years and the community has come to anticipate this as a location to purchase wonderful locally handmade items. This is a great way to do your holiday shopping right here in Cleveland County (shop local) and help support our artists as well as the Cleveland County Arts Council,” said Arts Council President She-

arra Miller. There is a great selection of one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone on your list, for every taste and every budget! Or, if you don’t know what to get that hard to please person, we have

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 Fridays, Nov. 19, Dec. 3, 10, and17, 9:00 am – 7:00 pm, and Saturdays 10 am – 2pm. For more information, call 704-484-2787.

Friends of Crowders Mountain Annual meeting January 11 The Friends of Crowders Mountain, Inc.'s annual meeting will be Tuesday, January 11, 6 p.m., Sparrow Springs Visitor Center, 522 Park Office Lane, Kings Mountain, NC. New memberships welcomed – come join in the fun! Topics: Election of officers(Secretary-volunteer needed), budget approval, Park updates, events/trailwork

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The Cleveland County Chamber of Commerce announces the annual Athena Leadership Award® and nominations are now being accepted. This year’s Leadership Award has been made even more profound, as it is sponsored by Tim Blackwell, President of Personnel Services Unlimited. In 1986, Tim Blackwell’s mother, Beverly Shuford, was the second recipient of the Chamber’s prestigious Athena Award. A visionary, Beverly founded Personnel Services Unlimited in 1981, the first staffing agency in Cleveland County. The Leadership Award will be presented on January 21, at the Chamber’s

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edly individuals who are most deserving of this honor. Please contact the Cleveland County Chamber of Commerce at 704-487-8521 for an Athena Leadership Award® Nomination Form. Submit the form to Mary Accor, Chairman of the Athenians of Cleveland County The deadline for nominations is Friday, December 10. This Leadership Award is reflective of a quote attributed to Plato, “What is honored in a country will be cultivated there.”

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Scenes from Christmas Tree lighting in downtown Patriots Park

Mayor Neisler and his grandson admire the magical carrousel.

Special Events staff Christy Conner and Angela Padgett. (Photos by Loretta Cozart)

Malachi Hamilton, Brian Horn, and Darryl Dixon, along with Ricky Ford (not pictured), worked on the Christmas lights all year. Darryl Dixon cuts the ribbon at the carrousel.

Two dances were performed by Miss Asheville Chloe Clary.

Christmas Carols were led by the Miss Mountie Queens.

The crowd gathers at the tree for the lighting ceremony.

North Elementary News By Anna Hughes North Elementary was the winner of one of the Bright Ideas Grants from Rutherford Electric. The money will be used to fund a Makerspace in the school’s library! Thank you to Rutherford Electric for their support. Congratulations to North Elementary AGAPE recipient Roxanne Baucom and HERO recipient Heather Starnes! Mrs. Roxanne Baucom has a positive and bright outlook. As our lead custodian, she has truly worked diligently to adjust to new chemicals, new protocols, new schedules, and the pressure of keeping everyone at North safe during this time. Her love for the North staff and students leads her daily to go above and be- Pictured Left to right, Fourth grade student Heather Starnes, HERO recipient and Roxanne Baucom, AGAPE recipient from North School. yond satisfactory and Photos by Anna Hughes strive for excellence. Her desire to keep everyone safe and her efforts for cleanliness have without a doubt kept more students in school learning. It is with great honor that we recognize Mrs. Roxanne Baucom as our AGAPE recipient, because she works tirelessly year-round to support learning in our school by ensuring the building is clean and safe. Fourth grade student Heather Starnes has an unspecified autoimmune disorder and suffers from severe fatigue at times. She has many doctor visits, but she does not let this get her down. Heather has remained upbeat and optimistic. Last year as a remote learner, Heather maintained her grades and was an Pictured left to right, School Librarian Amy Bailey and Rutherford awesome virtual par- Electric - Member Services Director Jonathan Pitman announcing ticipant during class the Bright Ideas Grant for North School. lessons. She serves as brary for allowing North School to have The a great role model for her peers, and we are so excited to have her Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert story walk activities. back face to face this year. It is with great en- Students were able to walk and read the story thusiasm that we recognize Heather Starnes while on the playground. Teachers shared acas our HERO recipient. Thank you to Mauney Memorial Li- tivities to go with the book in the classroom.

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KMHS swimmers at home Thursday The season opener for the Kings Mountain High School swim team took place at the Neisler Natatorium November 18. Five teams battled for top place finishes and bragging rights. Girls meet results were led by East Gaston, Crest, Burns, North Gaston, and Kings Mountain. Kings Mountain’s girls finished second with a time of 2:37.64. Swimmers were Natalie Anthony, Halie Towery, Trinity Price, and Abbey Ogle. In the 200 Freestyle second place went to Trinity Price with a time of 2:13.04; also, Trinity won the 100 Backstroke with a time of 1:10.16. To finish the meet the girls 400 Free Relay finished in 4th place swimmers Halie Towery, Natalie Anthony, Abbey Ogle, and Aliza Edmonson. The boys competition was a battle between Kings Mountain and East

Patriot wrestlers go to 6-0 Kings Mountain Middle’s wrestling team improved to 6-0 by defeating Burns 60-45 in their final match before the Thanksgiving break. Winning matches for the Patriots were Xavier Adams, Peyton Evans, Khareem Coleman, Nasir Epps, Kamari Coleman, Bernardo Hernandez, Kayden Marthers, Semaj Odems, AJ Fulton and Dom Davis. Kings Mountain was scheduled to return to the mat yesterday and will also have matches today and Thursday.

Gaston with EG finishing only 13 points ahead of KM, followed by Crest, North Gaston, and Burns. The boys finished first in the 200 Medley Relay with a time of 1:56.10, swimmers were Alex Barr, Mason Demetro, Dalton Messenger, and Turner Brown. In the 200 Freestyle KM took 4th,5th and 6th. Swimmers were Alex Hayes, Turner Brown, and Nash Bachman. In the 200 IM Dalton Messenger finished 1st with a time 2:16.70. In the 50 Free Mason Demetro finished 2nd with a time of 25.00. In the 100 Fly Dalton Messenger finished 2nd with a time of 103.91. In the 100 Free Alex Barr finished 2nd with a time of 52.14 and Turner Brown 4th with a time of 1:04.08. The 200 Free Relay finished in 3rd place. Swimmers were Alex Hayes, Mason Demetro, Nash Bachman, and

Turner Brown. In the 100 Backstroke Alex Barr finished 1st with a time of 57.47. In the 100 Breaststroke Mason Demetro finished 2nd with a time of 1:19.01. Race of the evening was the 400 Freestyle Relay between Kings Mountain and Crest where Crest had over a 7 second lead going into the final swimmer from each team. Alex Hayes split a personal best time of 1:03.98 to out touch the Crest boys relay by 0.12 seconds. “Overall, it was a great start to the season,” noted Coach Messenger. Several swimmers posted new best times. “There is plenty of room for improvement and hard practices to come.” The girls and boys swim teams compete next Thursday against Crest, Forestview and Hunter Huss.

SPORTS THIS WEEK Wed., Dec. 1 5:30 p.m. – High school wrestling, Kings Mountain vs. West Cabarrus and Cox Mill at West Cabarrus. 6 p.m. – High school basketball, Kings Mountain at Burns. Thur., Dec. 2 5:30 – High school wrestling, Kings Mountain vs. East Lincoln, Patton and Chase at East Lincoln. 6 p.m. – High school swimming, high school swimming, Crest, Forestview at Hunter Huss at Kings Mountain. Fri., Dec. 3

Time TBD – High school basketball, Kings Mountain boys vs. Lincoln Charter and girls vs. Hough in Battle of the Mill at Cox Mill. Sat., Dec. 4 Time TBD – High school basketball, Kings Mountain boys vs. Enka and KMHS girls vs. Cox Mill in Battle of the Mill at Cox Mill. Tues., Dec. 7 6 p.m. – High school basketball, Kings Mountain at RS Central. 5:30 – High school wrestling, Kings Mountain vs. Fred T. Foard and West Lincoln at Foard.




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The Cleveland Community College Cross Country team competed at the Region 10 Championships on October 30 in Axton, VA. The meet was hosted by Patrick & Henry Community College at the Smith River Sports Complex. Lily Clark (North Gaston '21) and Anastazia Rodriguez (North Gaston '21) were named All Region 10. As the top finisher among DII runners, Clark was also named Region 10 Division II Runner of the Year. For the second meet in a row, Clark lowered her personal best, finishing the 5K course in 25:28. Last year, the CCC men's team was the DII Champion at the regional meet. This year,

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The state budget was signed into law last month after passing both chambers of the North Carolina General Assembly. The final budget included several items for Kings Mountain, neighboring towns, and Cleveland County. Kings Mountain: • $39 million for Kings Mountain water and sewer projects • $250,000 for Kings Mountain Lake Moss remediation • $100,000 to Kings Mountain • $750,000 for the Kings Mountain YMCA Cleveland County: • $59 million for a new Cleveland County Courthouse • $450,000 for a Mobile Unit for the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office • $50,000 for the Crisis Pregnancy Center of Cleveland County • $450,000 for the Cleveland County Law Enforcement training center • $698,277 to fund a new Public Defender in Cleveland County • Funding for a District Attorney Investigator Position • $113,663 for the Cleveland County Lifesaving and Rescue Squad, Inc. • $420,000 to the Upper Cleveland Rescue Squad, Inc. • $250,000 for the Cleveland County Rescue Mission • $5 million for a health center in Cleveland County • $200,000 for the Cleveland County Fair • $150,000 to the City

of Shelby Recreation Department • $4.9 million to Cleveland County Athletic Facilities • $19 million for Cleveland County water and sewer projects • $2.2 million to the American Legion World Series in Cleveland County Shelby: • $7.4 million to the City of Shelby for water and sewer projects Cleveland County Community College: • $1.5 million for the Cleveland County Community College Prison site • $585,000 for the Cleveland County Prison Education Center • $ 1 0 million for the Cleveland County Community College Student Center • $350,000 Cleveland County Vocational Industries Neighboring communities: • $50,000 to Kingstown • $10,000 to Casar • $20,000 to the Casar Volunteer Fire Department, Inc • $10,000 to Polkville • $10,000 to Fallston • $10,000 to Waco House Speaker Tim Moore said, "The budget process and negotiations took months to get to a final product-- a budget that is great for ALL of North Carolina, and particularly for Cleveland County. It has been my honor to represent Cleveland County these ten years and I believe this budget serves my constituents well."


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Prevention strategy urged N.C. HOPE Program with new COVID-19 variant tops $593 million in rent On November 26, the World Health Organization (WHO) classified a new variant, B.1.1.529, as a Variant of Concern and has named it Omicron. No cases of this variant have been identified in the U.S. to date. CDC is following the details of this new variant, first reported to the WHO by South Africa. The South African government and its scientists openly communicated with the global scientific community and continue to share information about this variant with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and CDC. The CDC is working with other U.S. and global public health and industry partners to learn more about this variant, as

they continue to monitor its path. CDC is continuously monitoring variants and the U.S. variant surveillance system has reliably detected new variants in this country. They expect Omicron to be identified quickly if it emerges in the U.S. CDC recommends people follow prevention strategies such as wearing a mask in public indoor settings in areas of substantial or high community transmission, washing your hands frequently, and physically distancing from others. CDC also recommends that everyone 5-years and older protect themselves from COVID-19 by getting fully vaccinated. CDC encourages

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON REQUEST FOR ANNEXATION The public will take notice that the City Council of the City of Kings Mountain has called a public hearing on the question of annexation of the following contiguous area described herein to be held at City Hall, 101 W. Gold Street, Kings Mountain, North Carolina in Council Chambers at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, as requested by petition filed pursuant to G.S. 160A-31: Cleveland County Parcel Numbers 11919, 11920, 11921, 11916, 57167, and 57168 and being further described by metes and bounds as follows: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, PARCEL, OR LOT OF LAND LYING AND SITUATE IN KINGS MOUNTAIN, CLEVELAND COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA AND BEING MORE PARTICULARITY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT NGS MONUMENT DIXON, SAID MONUMENT HAVING NC GRID COORDINATES OF NORTHING=535,925.41’ AND AN EASTING OF 1,292,218.39’; THENCE N15°43’52”W FOR A DISTANCE OF 8,501.56’ TO A 1 1/4” PIPE FOUND, SAID PIPE BEING A COMMON CORNER OF BRINKLEY PROPERTIES OF KINGS MOUNTAIN (DB 1710 PG 388) AND ORCHARD TRACE OF KINGS MOUNTAIN, LLC (DB 1755 PG 1729), SAID POINT BEING THE POINT OF BEGINNING (POB); THENCE S88°03’04”W FOR A DISTANCE OF 337.60’ TO A 1” PIPE FOUND ON THE LINE OF LINDA WARE (DB 17C PG 560); THENCE ALONG THE WARE LINE THE FOLLOWING 4 CALLS: 1) N04°11’09”E FOR A DISTANCE OF 1,305.88’ TO A 3/4” PIPE FOUND 2) N04°11’09”E FOR A DISTANCE OF 288.04’ TO AN IRON SET 3) N85°45’52”W FOR A DISTANCE OF 126.86’ TO A #5 REBAR FOUND 4) N85°45’52”W FOR A DISTANCE OF 11.45’ TO A POINT IN THE RIGHT-OF-WAY OF PHIFER ROAD; THENCE N35°10’26”E FOR A DISTANCE OF 406.95’ TO A #5 REBAR FOUND; THENCE N33°10’40”W FOR A DISTANCE OF 32.69’ TO A POINT; THENCE N43°16’04”E FOR A DISTANCE OF 80.61’ TO A POINT; THENCE N43°16’04”E FOR A DISTANCE OF 105.96’ TO A POINT; THENCE N43°16’04”E FOR A DISTANCE OF 75.72’ TO A POINT ON THE CORNER OF DANIEL AND GREGORY GRIER PROPERTY; THENCE ALONG THE GRIER LINE S38°56’37”E FOR A DISTANCE OF 27.18’ TO A 3/4” PIPE FOUND; THENCE CONTINUING ALONG THE GRIER LINE S38°56’50”E FOR A DISTANCE OF 244.46’ TO A PINE STUMP; THENCE N37°55’05”E FOR A DISTANCE OF 289.93’ TO A SQUARE BAR FOUND ON THE CORNER OF DONALD BLANTON PROPERTY; THENCE N30°05’40”W FOR A DISTANCE OF 221.51’ TO AN IRON SET ON THE RIGHT-OF-WAY OF PHIFER ROAD; THENCE ALONG THE RIGHT-OF-WAY OF SAID ROAD THE FOLLOWING 5 CALLS:1) N37°59’37”E FOR A DISTANCE OF 111.35’ TO A POINT 2) N36°52’59”E FOR A DISTANCE OF 58.89’ TO A POINT 3) N35°57’16”E FOR A DISTANCE OF 80.52’ TO A POINT 4)N35°26’28”E FOR A DISTANCE OF 109.57’ TO A POINT 5) N38°01’22”E FOR A DISTANCE OF 26.20’ TO A #4 REBAR FOUND ON THE CORNER OF PHIFER PLACE SUBDIVISION (PB 21 PG 192); THENCE ALONG THE SAID SUBDIVISION THE FOLLOWING 6 CALLS: 1) S15°33’21”E FOR A DISTANCE OF 234.33’ TO A #4 REBAR FOUND 2) N80°03’29”E FOR A DISTANCE OF 86.48’ TO A #4 REBAR FOUND 3) N80°03’29”E FOR A DISTANCE OF 86.37’ TO A #4 REBAR FOUND 4) N80°00’37”E FOR A DISTANCE OF 86.43’ TO A #4 REBAR FOUND 5) N80°05’31”E FOR A DISTANCE OF 86.48’ TO A #4 REBAR FOUND 6) N79°59’29”E FOR A DISTANCE OF 86.37’ TO A 1 1/2” PIPE FOUND; THENCE S09°56’09”E FOR A DISTANCE OF 581.36’ TO A 1 3/4” PIPE FOUND; THENCE S09°55’56”E FOR A DISTANCE OF 99.80’ TO A 1 1/2” PIPE FOUND; THENCE S01°38’06”W FOR A DISTANCE OF 389.71’ TO A 1 1/2” PIPE FOUND; THENCE N87°18’47”E FOR A DISTANCE OF 60.00’ TO A 1 1/2” PIPE FOUND; THENCE N87°31’55”E FOR A DISTANCE OF 215.78’ TO A 1 1/2” PIPE FOUND; THENCE S48°54’21”W FOR A DISTANCE OF 96.12’ TO A 1 3/4” PIPE FOUND; THENCE S49°49’22”W FOR A DISTANCE OF 1651.72’ TO A 1 1/2” PIPE FOUND; THENCE S 07°14’25”W FOR A DISTANCE OF 332.91’ TO THE POB AND CONTAIINING 52.946 ACRES MORE OR LESS. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Opportunity for public input will be offered during the public hearing portion of the meeting. For additional information, please contact the City Clerk at 704-734-0333. City of Kings Mountain Karen Tucker, City Clerk KMH (12/1/2021)

a COVID-19 vaccine booster dose for those who are eligible. Travelers to the U.S. should continue to follow CDC recommendations for traveling. CDC will provide updates as more information becomes available. In a Meet the Press interview on Sunday, Chief Medical Advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci warned, ““Whether or not we’re headed into a bleak or bleaker winter is really going to depend upon what we do. So, this is a clarion call as far as I’m concerned of saying let’s put aside all of these differences that we have and say, ‘if you’re not vaccinated, get vaccinated. If you’re fully vaccinated, get boosted, and get the children vaccinated also.’ We now have time.”

and utility assistance Since opening last fall, the N.C. Housing Opportunities and Prevention of Evictions (HOPE) Program has awarded $593.7 million in rent and utility assistance, with more than $518 million already paid on behalf of families financially impacted by COVID-19. Of that amount, more than $472 million has already been sent directly to landlords statewide, providing a substantial economic boost to rental property owners that have also been affected by the pandemic. The U.S. Department of Treasury currently ranks the HOPE Program as #3 in the nation for number of households served, while North Carolina overall ranks #6 for the spending of federal Emergency Rental Assistance money. “The HOPE program is helping families in need stay in their homes with the lights on,” said Governor Roy Cooper. “This criti-

LEGAL NOTICE NORTH CAROLINA CLEVELAND COUNTY NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by BRIAN THOMAS WITTEN and CHERYL RANA NEWELL to C. Andrew Neisler, Jr., Trustee, which was recorded February 26, 2010 in Book 1592 at Page 26, Cleveland County, North Carolina. Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by said deed of Trust and the undersigned, C. ANDREW NEISLER, JR., Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the Cleveland County courthouse located at 100 Justice Place, Shelby, North Carolina 28151 on December 8, 2021 at 11:00 A.M., and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property in Cleveland County, North Carolina, to wit: All that lot, piece and parcel being more particularly described as Lot No. 2, Phase Ill of CEDAR TREE FARMS as shown on a plat of the said subdivision drawn by F. R. Ledford & Associates, P.A. dated January 18, 1994, which said plat is recorded in Plat Book 18 at Page 179 of the Cleveland County Registry. Being the identical property conveyed to Borrower herein by deed of even date herewith and duly recorded in the Cleveland County Registry. This conveyance is made subject to those restrictive covenants for Cedar Tree Farms recorded in Deed Book 1143 at Page 697 of the Cleveland County Registry. This property has the address of 112 Cindy Lane, Kings Mountain, NC 28086. Third party purchasers must pay the excise tax, and the court costs or Forty-Five Cents (45<) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) pursuant to NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS WHERE IS.” There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, right of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property are Brian Thomas Witten and Cheryl Rana Newell If the Trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the Trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the substitute trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. BY: C. Andrew Neisler, Jr., Trustee CLONINGER & NEISLER P.O. Box 515 Kings Mountain, NC 28086 739-4766 KMH (11/24 & 12/01/2021)

cal support is also helping their landlords who get the rent paid directly to them.” A recent survey conducted by the HOPE Program showed a high approval rating among the 2,172 landlords that responded, with 84% agreeing they are satisfied with the HOPE Program and 89% agreeing they would recommend the program. “As a landlord, I am truly grateful for the HOPE Program rental assistance,” wrote one Scotland County respondent. “This program has eased a lot of financial burden off the tenant and the landlord,” A Bladen County landlord added, “This program provided me an opportunity to catch up on back expenses and, hopefully, give the renter a chance to get their finances in order.” To date, landlords have referred 6,846 tenants to the HOPE Program. Landlords may submit tenant names and contact infor-

mation through the website or by contacting the HOPE Call Center at 888-9ASKHOPE (888-927-5467). A program specialist will then follow up with the tenant to help start the application process. The HOPE Program is still accepting applications for rent and utility bill assistance from renters in 88 North Carolina counties. Applicants can apply online at or call 888-9ASK-HOPE (888-927-5467). The call center is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Both English- and Spanish-speaking representatives are available to assist callers. The HOPE Program is managed by the N.C. Office of Recovery and Resiliency, a division of the Department of Public Safety. To learn more, visit

Better Business Bureau offers shopping tips for the holidays Black Friday, traditionally the single busiest shopping day of the year, arrives a little earlier this year, with many stores already advertising Black Friday prices. However, sales will continue throughout December to draw consumers back. Instead of setting an alarm to brave crowds for deeply discounted items, dedicated shoppers are expected to look for deals online, like last year -- that is, if they haven’t already finished their holiday shopping. Changes, such as the shipping delays, continued pandemic, hiring challenges and microchip shortages, are impacting how people will shop. Retail experts are predicting higher than normal crowds in the stores and increased percentages in spending on gifts, decorations, and other holiday-related items. If you do decide to shop in person this holiday season, the Better Business Bureau offers these tips to make your shopping experience productive (and maybe even enjoyable): Stay Safe. Follow CDC guidelines to be healthy and safe while in the store. • Make the most of deals. Start with a list of items and use sale flyers and promotions to determine which store has the best price. Set a budget and stick with it before heading out. • Read the fine print. Some retailers may offer an additional percentage off the purchase but could exclude certain deals or items such as “doorbusters.” Watch for companies boasting a high percentage off; the item may be “75% off,” but the original price could be

inflated. Carefully check the price tags, terms, and conditions. Research online using a secure Wi-Fi connection to see if competitors have the item at a better price. • Plan out the excursion. Sometimes it’s not necessary to wait to see what special deals will be offered. Retailers often will release sales flyers weeks ahead of time, so consumers can plan out their shopping spree. Make a map of the stores to visit and what items are at which store. Some retailers only honor sale ads during a certain time frame, or on certain days, and could limit the amount of deeply discounted items available for purchase. • Sign-up for email alerts. Many stores release their best deals and exclusive coupons to people who have subscribed to their emails. Sign up ahead of the holiday season, and then unsubscribe afterwards if needed. • Do your research. Read product reviews on extremely discounted items. It could be a cheaper model or brand advertised, and not what was expected. Check’s business profiles of the stores and read what other customers have experienced. • Know the return policy and warranty information. Pass along any information about returns, exchanges, repairs, and warranties to the person who will use the item. Gift receipts are an easy way for recipients to return or exchange a gift if it’s not just right, but make sure the item is able to be returned before purchasing.

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Small Business Seminars – SPRING SERIES

The Small Business Center at Cleveland Community College is offering twenty-three (23) FREE webinars this Spring 2022. Because of continued concern with the Covid-19 pandemic, the sessions will be presented online using the ZOOM platform. “We want to continue giving all businesses and organizations in Cleveland County opportunities to improve their potential for success,” said Steve Padgett, Director. The Spring 2022 schedule includes: • January 6 – Marketing Your Business • January 13 – Business Taxes • January 20 – Donor-Driven Major Gifts— Non-Profit Fundraising in a Post-Covid World • January 27 – eCommerce—Growing Your Sales with Shopify • February 3 – An Introduction to Facebook and Google Ads • February 8 – Small Business Startup: Ready, Set, Go

• February 10 – Website Development for Small Businesses • February 17 – Operating a Home-Based Business • February 24 – Introduction to QuickBooks Part 1 • March 3 – Introduction to QuickBooks Part 2 • March 7 – Business Registration Basics including DBA • March 10 – Financing Your Small Business • March 17 – Cash Flow and Sales Forecasting for Beginners • March 21 – ABCs of Trademarks • March 24 – Basics of Bookkeeping • March 31 – Preparing for Growth—Finding Your Customers • April 7 – How to Make an Impact with Social Media • April 12 – Small

Business Startup: Ready, Set, Go • April 14 – Online Seller Specialty Webinar • April 21 – Grant Seeking/Grant Writing • April 28 – Successful Strategic Planning for a Non-Profit • May 5 – How to Write a Business Plan • May 12 – Patents, Trademarks, & Copyrights-The Basics You may register for any of these webinars online at www.clevelandcc. edu. For more information or for assistance with registration, contact Steve Padgett: Phone 704-6694146 or email padgetts@

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Town of Forest City Hometown Holiday festivities schedule Come celebrate the holidays with the Town of Forest City! For years this small town in Western North Carolina has been known as a “Hallmark Christmas” movie set during the holiday season. In fact, calls it the #1 Christmas town in the greater Asheville, area and the #2 place to see Christmas lights in Western North Carolina! The Town of Forest City kicks off the holiday season on Thanksgiving night, November 25, with the annual tree lighting ceremony near the fountain! The ceremony begins at 6pm and features live music from the local quartet, “In His Glory”. At 7pm, Mayor Steve Holland and his special guest will flip the switch to turn on over one million Christmas lights! The ice-skating rink will be open. Ice-skating is $8 per person and includes skates. Many of the Main Street Merchants will be open, so come out, support local, and get an early start on your holiday shopping! New this year, Main Street will become a pedestrian walkway on Thanksgiv-

ing! Main Street will be closed to traffic and parking from Broadway Street to Church Street beginning at 10AM. People attending the tree lighting are asked to park in the municipal parking lots between Main Street and Trade Street, the grassy area across from First Baptist Church, and around POPS. Main Street will reopen at 9PM. On Sunday, November 28, the Forest City Merchants Association and the Town of Forest City present the Forest City Parade at 3pm. With an estimated 100 units, this parade is always a crowd pleaser! The parade lines up at McNair Stadium and travels East on Main Street to the First United Methodist Church. There will be no parking

allowed along the parade route. Beginning Friday, December 3, the Town kicks off the weekend Hometown Holiday Festivities! On Fridays through December 17, join us for carriage rides, hayrides and ice-skating! Reserve your own, private, horse-drawn carriage for a ride under the lights along historic Main Street. Visit www. beginning November 29 at 12PM to make reservations. Carriages can seat 4 adults or fewer adults plus additional children. Carriages are $40 for 15 min. Carriages load in Huntley Street behind the POPS concession stand. Hayrides run from 6pm-9pm. Tickets are $3 per person. See SCHEDULE, Page 5B









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.

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.

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.

This the 1st day of December, 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

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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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.

Having qualified on 2nd of November, 2021 as Administratrix of the Estate of CONSTANCE SHELL, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned Sharon Ward, Administratrix on or before the 10th day of February, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

Having qualified on 5th of November, 2021 as Executrix of the Estate of ALICE JERMINE MELTON PATTERSON, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Wanda Patterson Bridges, Executrix on or before the 17th day of February, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 10th day of November, 2021.

This the 17th day of November, 2021.

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

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

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This the 1st day of December, 2021. Jane McMurray Raines, Executrix Estate of: Edward Lee Raines 910 Blalock Drive Kings Mountain, NC 28086 Counsel for the Estate McIntyre Elder Law KMH (12/01, 08, 15 & 2021)









Having qualified on 28th of October, 2021 as Administrator of the Estate of RANDY EUGENE CAMP, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned Ricky Joe Camp, Administrator on or before the 17th day of February, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

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

This the 17th day of November, 2021.

This the 17th 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

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

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

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

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

SCHEDULE From Page 4B The hayride wagon loads in front of Main Street Meetings, 108 East Main Street. Ice-skating is from 6pm-until. Cost is $8 and includes skates. On Saturdays, December 4 through December 18, join us for carriage rides and ice-skating! Reserve your own, private, horse-drawn carriage for a ride under the lights along

historic Main Street. Visit www.exploreforestcity. com beginning November 29 at 12PM to make reservations. Carriages can seat 4 adults or fewer adults plus additional children. Carriages are $40 for 15 min. Carriages load in Huntley Street behind the POPS concession stand. Ice-skating is from 6pm-until. Cost is $8 and includes skates. Walk through a winter wonderland inside POPS and get a family picture

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK In the Matter of the Estate of: MARY VIRGINIA SOMMERS NEISLER, Deceased ADMINISTRATOR NOTICE Having qualified on the 10th day of November, 2021 as Administrator of the Estate of Mary Virginia Sommers Neisler, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Administrator on or before the 19th day of February, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment. This the 17th day of November, 2021 C. Andrew Neisler, Jr., Admin. CLONINGER & NEISLER P.O. Box 515 300 E. King Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086 KMH (11/17, 24 12/01 & 08/2021)

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK In the Matter of the Estate of: JAMES MICHAEL O’BRIEN, Deceased EXECUTRIX NOTICE Having qualified on the 10th day of November, 2021 as Executrix of the Estate of James Michael O’Brien, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Executrix on or before the 19th day of February, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment. This the 17th day of November, 2021 Rita Canipe O’Brien, Ex 280 Barnes Road Union Mills, NC 28167 C. Andrew Neisler, Jr. CLONINGER & NEISLER P.O. Box 515 300 E. King Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086 KMH (11/17, 24 12/01 & 08/2021)

The Kings Mountain Herald | inside the largest lighted ornament in the region! And don’t forget to check out the lighted tree inside POPS! It’s grown a few feet since last year! Explore Forest City Main Street Association will be selling hot chocolate, cider and coffee at the POPS concession stand on Friday and Saturday nights. Visitors entering the Town from US 74 at Exit 182 will notice new Christmas displays at the Thermal Belt Rail Trail Pine Street Trailhead. New dis-

plays are also in the roundabout at Park Square near the Park Square Trailhead. While in Forest City, make sure to visit our local restaurants and shops on historic Main Street. Grab a bite to eat, shop for unique Christmas gifts, and view the decorated storefront windows! Lights are on each night Thanksgiving, November 25 through Sunday, January 2 and are on from 5pm11pm. Come visit with the Town of Forest City this holiday season!

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The Nutcracker performance at Joy Performance Center The holidays are fast approaching. This holiday season enjoy a family classic, The Nutcracker, the all time favorite story of Clara’s magical trip to the land of sweets, presented by Kimberla's School of Classical Ballet. The Nutcracker will be performed on Thursday, December 9th at 7pm, Friday, December 10th at 7pm, Saturday, December 11th at 7pm and Sunday, December 12th at 4pm at The Joy Performance Center in Kings Mountain. Tickets are $15

each for general admission seating and $100 for a mezzanine seating cluster of 4 with hor d'oeuvres. Tickets are available by calling 704300-4130 or at https://sites. Experience this magical storybook ballet with your family and friends or escape one evening to dream with your children for our 12th annual production of The Nutcracker. Hope to see you there!





Having qualified as Executrix for the estate of: John Jordan Turner 132 Montcliff Drive Kings Mountain, NC 28086 This is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before March 14, 2022. This Notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All person, firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. Today’s date: December 01, 2021 Jodi A. Ramirez, EXECUTRIX FOR THE ESTATE OF John Jordan Turner, DECEASED, FILE NUMBER 21 E 865 CLEVELAND COUNTY CLERK OF COURT 735 Spring Street, SW Concord, NC 28025 ATTORNEY AT LAW JEFFREY D. JONES 708 MCLAIN ROAD KANNAPOLIS, NC 28083 KMH (12/01, 08, 15 & 22/2021)

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 10th of November, 2021 as Executrix of the Estate of DEBORAH H. SMITH; AKA, DEBORAH HAMBRIGHT SMITH, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Revonda S. Humphries, Executrix on or before the 17th day of February, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 17th day of November, 2021. Revonda S. Humphries, Executrix Estate of: Deborah H. Smith; aka, Deborah Hambright Smith 2309 Honey Haven Farm Road Shelby, NC 28152 KMH (11/17, 24 12/01 & 08/2021)







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

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 10th day of November, 2021.

This the 24th day of November, 2021.

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

Muriel Cogdell, Administratrix Estate of: David Harlan Williams 515 E. Double Shoals Road Lawndale, NC 28090

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Having qualified on 5th of November, 2021 as Administratrix of the Estate of NORA D. THOMPSON, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned Christina Thompson, Administratrix on or before the 17th day of February, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

Having qualified on 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 4th of November, 2021 as Executor of the Estate of MARCELLA PAGE GREENE, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Michael Henry Greene, Executor on or before the 10th day of February, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations in-debted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 17th day of November, 2021.

This the 24th day of November, 2021.

This the 10th day of November, 2021.

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

Jacqueline Barnes, Executrix Estate of: Cora Lillian Wilson Brantley; aka, Cora Wilson Brantley 102 Ella Street Shelby, NC 28150

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

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Having qualified on 8th of November, 2021 as Administratrix of the Estate of BOBBY T. BEAVER; AKA, BOBBY THEODORE BEAVER, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned Bobbi B. Logan, Ad-ministratrix on or before the 17th day of February, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All per-sons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 17th day of November, 2021.

NOTICE OF EXECUTRIX Having qualified as Executrix of the Estate of Shirley H. Arakelian of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of the said Shirley H. Arakelian to present them to the undersigned within three months from the date of the publication of this notice or same will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate please make immediate payment.

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

This the 17th day of November, 2021.

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Holly A. Arakelian Executrix for the Estate of Shirley H. Arakeliam 1551 Cabaniss Drive Shelby, NC 28150

Having qualified on 29th of October, 2021 as Administratrix of the Estate of ARTHUR POSTON, SR., deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned Leslie Poston, Administratrix on or before the 10th day of February, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 10th day of November, 2021. Leslie Poston, Administratrix Estate of: Arthur Poston, Sr. 701 House Street Shelby, NC 28150 KMH (11/10, 17, 24 & 12/01/2021)

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Wednesday, December 1, 2021






PATRICIA PINK ZEBRA INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT. I’m a pink zebra INDEPENDENT consultant. http://www. A home fragrance & decor (828) 234-4259

NOW HIRING AT ESTABLISHED RESTAURANT. Wait Staff, Cook/Grill Staff, Pizza Preppers. Call (704) 470-0559

CHRISTMAS WITH ELVIS. Sat., Dec. 11, 7:00pm-until? Free. Top Dog, 351 Oakland Road, Spindale. 828-2878668. Jim Owens says don’t have a Blue, Blue Christmas!

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

PART TIME CHURCH SECRETARY. Provides effective and efficient general secretarial duties. Responsible for answering phone, publishing bulletins, paying church bills, check writing, payroll and disbursement of church funds in cooperation with church treasurer. Work hours are 8-12, Monday-Friday. Qualifications: At least a high school diploma, experience with MS Office (including Word, Excel and Powerpoint), basic bookkeeping and good organizational skills. (704) 435-6069 FULL TIME MAINTENANCE MAN NEEDED. Maintain rental properties. Must have valid NC Drivers license. Pay depends on experience. (704) 473-4299 ONE ON ONE CARE is hiring for all shifts. Full/parttime hours available. Group homes are 6 beds or less. CNA/Nursing assistant jobs available but not required. No exp. necessary, all trainings included. Please apply in person at 203 Lee St., Shelby.

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

JIM’S PAINTING SERVICES. Exterior painting only. Free estimates. You will be pleased with our work. We have references. 828-287-9272. 828429-7511. (828) 429-7511 24 HOUR MOBILE MECHANIC. I will come to you to repair any car, lawnmower or tractor. Honest & reliable. (704) 300-2332 PAINTING SERVICES. Over 25 years experience, affordable prices. Professional results. References available. Free estimates. Charles, or leave message. (704) 435-8062.

LOCK ‘N’ ROLL STORAGE. “ALL NEW” 10’x10’ and 10’x15’ Storage Units Available. Self Store Dawn til Dusk. Secure and Convenient! Located at 1002 Polkville Rd., (Hwy 226 N.) Shelby. Located next to 5 Star Auto Sales. or Call (704) 484-4112 BARGAIN WAREHOUSE 120, LLC. We have a little bit of everything! Live edge wood; Walnut, Oak. We also have furniture, Christmas trees, survival foods, laundry detergent. Come visit our store soon! 758 NC 120. Mooresboro, NC Thursday and Friday 10am to 5pm Saturday’s 10am to 3pm or call for appointment at your convenience. (864) 491-2199


JD ENTERPRISES. Quality Construction and Electrical Services, and many more. Free estimates. 704-3492999, 803-610-7765 PROFESSIONAL TREE & STUMP REMOVAL. “We Make the Pain in Your Grass.... Disappear!” Call STUMP PROS @ (704) 691-4201 SHIPMAN’S MASONRY- 48 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Brick, Block & Stone, Outside Fireplaces, Foundations, Underpinnings. “Free Estimates”. 1st Quality Work! (863) 532-1587 IT’S TIME TO TRIM CREPE MYRTLE TREES. Spreading Mulch or Gravel, minor chainsaw work and storm clean-up. I can do many of your outside chores with over 15 years experience all over Cleveland County and stretching to the Forest City area. Nice, honest, dependable, clean, drugfree, he’s an all around great guy and handyman, so call Rob today and see what I can help you with. 980-295-0750.


BUSINESS SERVICES CLEVELAND COUNTY GARAGE DOORS. Summer Tune-up Special, $59.95. We will check all your equipment lube, make sure it’s working correctly. We repair broken doors. Also offering new installations. 704-477-9119 or 704-472-9367. TRIPLE D PAINTING, LLC. All your painting needs. Free estimates. Over 25 yrs experience! Framing, facial boards and much more wood work available! Making your home, building or business look new again. (704) 418-5736

AUCTIONS PATTERSON SPRINGS STORAGE AUCTION PUBLIC SALE. 1:00PM Dec 6th. Patterson Springs Storage, 1826 Creek Ridge Rd., Shelby NC. Contents of Units: #32 Lail, #15 McKnight, #34 Blanton, and #18 Johnson For Non-Payment of Storage Rent. (704) 473-7358

HOLIDAY MARKET VENDOR EVENT. Christmas Bazar at Big Red’s Cafe 830 E King St, Kings Mountain, NC 28086 December 4, from 8-1 TBrackett3MK@

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


WOOD SPLITTER 5HP. $600. Cages for wood $25. Feed barrels, plastic $20. Burning Barrels $10. Totes, 275 gallon $75-$100. 15 gallon jugs for fuel $20. Jeff, Hickory, NC (828) 327-4782

CARPORTS, GARAGES, BUILDINGS, RV, BOAT COVERS IN STOCK. Areas largest on site display. Best selection, quality price. J. Johnson Sales, Inc. 2690 Hwy. 221S., Forest City. 828-245-5895.

TWO CEMETERY LOTS. For sale at Cleveland County Cemetery. $1,000/each. 828289-3601.

FLAG POLES, FLAGS IN STOCK. Pickup or we deliver and install available. J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City. Call 828-245-5895.

DEER CORN. SHELLED, 50lbs, $10.05. 828-287-3272. FESCUE HAY FOR SALE. $4.50 per bale. Call 704-5834110. If no answer leave message. NEW 40 PC CHRISTMAS DISHES. 8pc glasses, 60x84 tablecloth, Holly Pattern. Cost $90. Sale $55. New 20pc Christmas Dishes, CokeCola/ Snowman Pattern, Collectible. Cost $50. Sale $25. 828-2483402. Please leave message. PURE RAW LOCAL HONEY. $18 per quart, $10 per pint. Produced in Rutherford County. Call or text Jackson Corbin, 828-980-1823.

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

FOR SALE SOUND EQUIPMENT ALL PEVEY 4 DM 112, 4DM 118 SUB WOOFERS, 24 CHANNEL FX MIX BOARD, ROLAND RD150 ELECTRIC KEY BOARD, 5 PEAVEY WIRED MIC’S, 1 WIRELESS MIC, STAGE LIGHTS AND ALL CONTROLLERS, MIC STANDS, GUITAR STANDS, ALL WIRING AND CONNECTOR. IN EXCELLENT CONDITION, NO FINANCE, CASH SALE ONLY, NON- NEGOTIABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CONTACT 828-310-3602 (828) 310-3602 majohnson0661@ VINTAGE MARANTZ RECEIVER- BOSE SPEAKERS. Vintage Marantz RS 3559 A/V Receiver Century Collection Champagne Steel Rare - includes Remote Control - $500. Bose Acoustimass5 Series3 Speaker System - $200. (352) 3591444 MORGAN’S FIREWOOD SERVICE. Green oak, small stove wood. $75, delivered. Call 828-395-0758 FREE PIANO. Call (704) 7347690

METAL TOOLBOX/GANGBOX. 48 inches long, 30 inches wide, 30 inches tall, 5 in. steel wheels, 3 removal trays. $150 or OBO. 864-491-6025 (c) or 864-839-4289 (H). FIREWOOD FOR SALE. Long wheelbase load. Fully loaded. $70.00/load. Delivered. 864-492-4793 or 803627-9408. TOO LAZY FOR YARDSALE. De’Longhi Electric Space Heater 1500W $45, Dirt Devil Swift Stick $10, Used GE Microwave $15, New Offset Umbrella Cover $20 still in packaging Tan in color, Bedside Toilet Seat Never Used $50, Bath Chair $15, various women’s leather motorcycle items size 8/ medium. Kenmore Electric Sewing Machine in cabinet, make an offer. (704) 476-5113 ANTIQUE LAMPS FOR SALE. 1967, set of 3, $800. Serious inquiries only. 980434-3547 FOUR CEMETERY PLOTS. Located at Cleveland Memorial Park in Shelby, NC. All four plots are next to sidewalk at the Bell Tower “Great Location”. $2000 each or all four $7000. call (704) 466-8295 CHINA CABINET LIKE NEW. Good condition $350. (704) 482-7274

16’X40’ OR TWO STORY BUILDINGS BUILT ON SITE. 1 DAY INSTALL. J. Johnson Sales INC. 828-245-5895. UTILITY BUILDINGS, STORAGE BUILDINGS. Steel, Wood, Vinyl. Some fully insulated, 1 to 2 day delivery if buy from stock. Cash or low down payment with monthly payments. No credit ok. J. Johnson Sales INC. 828-2455895. DUMP TRAILERS “WE GOT ‘EM” 6’x10’, 6’x12’ and 7’x14’ (5 & 7 Ton) “All the Options on All! contact J. Johnson Sales, Inc., Forest City. (828) 245-5895 ENCLOSED TRAILERS IN STOCK! 6’x10’, 6’x12’, 7’x12’ and 7’x16’ contact J. Johnson Sales, Inc., Forest City. (828) 245-5895

CLEVELAND COUNTY HUGE YARD SALE Sat. Dec 4th, 2021 from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Great Christmas gifts. Brand new Tupperware and lots of other items. Something for everyone. 416 Allen St., Shelby, NC 28152

Deadline: Friday at 12:00 Noon



FIREWOOD FOR SALE. All types already split. Can deliver. Truck & Trailer loads, starting at $75. Will negotiate. 704-466-7623



BLACK LEATHER LOVE SEAT. Very nice. $125. 704834-9848, (704) 538-8867 GE WHITE SMOOTH TOP RANGE. Works perfect. I’ve changed to gas. $125. Electric heater in wood cabinet 32x26x11. Will heat Den, Kitchen, Dining Room. $60. 704-418-6796 GIANT VAC FOR SALE 16 HP, Vanguard. Great for dump truck or trailor to get up leaves. $1,000. 704-4807405. 4 MATCHING DINING CHAIRS $40. Very heavy 6’x4’ patio table & benches $120. OBO. Large black leather recliner, real dad’s chair, great condition $80. Brand new SS double bowl sink $60. Fred 828-202-1000. FOR SALE Great Deal! Ceramic Kiln 31 inches Tall Outside 22 inches Top Inside 17x19 call 704-487-7715 FIREWOOD FOR SALE. Full size truck $120, short bed $80, 9’ dump truck $250. Seasoned wood & fire pit wood. Delivery available. (828) 4612379 2005 AUDI S4. 168,000 miles, very clean, no leaks, maintenance kept. Clean title. Asking $5,700 obo. 704-284-1450 BEDROOM SUIT $400. King size bed with head board, 2 bed side tables, chest, dresser and 2 mirrors. Light colored wood. Just needs some TLC and paint. (864) 219-7050 sueggriff@ TINTED GLASS TOP PANEL. Fits 2003 Corvette Coupe. In great shape. Price negotiable. 704-466-0916. USED CAMPER TOPS: BUY/SALE/TRADE. Various sizes and styles. 828-9800881. BASEBALL COMPLETE SETS for sale. From the 80s. Call 828-748-9774. HORSE QUALITY HAY. Square and round bales. Call (704) 487-6855 PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS with Scratch Pads! Press Room Printing. 704482-2243. (704) 538-5788 TRAILERS, LAWNMOWER TRAILERS, Flatbed Trailers, Enclosed Trailers, Horse and Cattle Trailers, Saddlery. Check our prices and quality before you buy. Bridges Riding Equipment. Boiling Springs, NC. (704) 434-6389

DEER CORN, 60 POUND BAG. $9. Callahan Farms. 704-300-5341- Steve; 704472-8865 - Cletus; 704-3005341- Todd (704) 692-1627 RIDING/PUSH MOWERS, GARDEN TILLERS, GOKARTS, MINI-BIKES. Ready to mow. All in excellent condition. Can deliver, 30+ years experience in repair work. 828-980-0853, 704-4769383. REFRIGERATORS, STOVES, WASHERS, DRYERS. Discount Prices. 1205 Earl Road, Shelby NC. (704) 487-4443


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 LOVE UNDER THE TREE. 2 Reg Yorkies, 3 Parti Yorkies. All shots / dewormed up to date. Vet certified. CKC certified. Christmas discounted at $1,000.00 each. Taking deposits. (704) 473-7042 CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES. 3 months old with all their puppy shots and worming. $200 each. (828) 429-6861 FREE PUPPY TO GIVE AWAY. Chihuahua mix, 6 months old. Call 980-4343547

CASH FOR YOUR RECORD ALBUMS. Call Ron. (919) 314-7579

RARE BLUE MERLE POMERANIAN. 5 months old female, 1.5 lbs. 1st shots, will stay small. Everything goes with her. $1650. (704) 4736789

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 LIFT CHAIR. heavy duty. Call: 828-429-7710 WE BUY USED TRAILERS with Titles. J. Johnson Sales Inc. Call 828-245-5895. WANT TO BUY. ATV’s, PopUp Campers and Small Travel Trailers. Call 828-429-3935. WANT TO BUY CARS, TRUCKS. Trailers, Tractors, Farm Equipment. Must have ID and proof of ownership. Callahan’s Towing. (704) 6921006 DANNY’S AUTOWERKS. Buying used or junk cars. Competitive prices. Call Danny 828-289-3081 or Jimmy 828-289-1175. WANTED: OLD AND NEW AMMO. Reloading supplies. Call 828-245-6756 or cell # 828-289-1488.

FARM & GARDEN FREE HORSE MANURE COMPOST. Free composted horse manure. Great for gardens. Located in Bostic, NC. (828) 447-0652 YANMAR TRACTOR 22 horsepower. Excellent Condition $3500.00 OBO Too many new parts to list, call for details. 704-718-9122 (704) 718-9122 FORD TRACTOR FOR SALE. Model 860, Runs great, new tires. Lots of new parts. $5,250 or OBO. Call Randy for more info:704-4727800. NEW SOUTHERN 5 FT. BUSH HOG. $1,250. 828-2873272.

ACEPHATE FIRE ANT KILLER. Works great! $12.99. Call 828-287-3272.


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


CASH FOR YOUR CAR running or not, title or no title. Call Charles Dellinger at Red Road Towing. 704692-6767, (704) 487-0228

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

KILL ALL YOUR WEEDS! Ranger Pro 2.5 gallon. $44.00. 828-287-3272.


PASTURE FOR RENT for horses. Up to 3 horses will cost $120/mth. 704-434-7663. 4 CKC GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES. We have 4 sweet babies looking for their forever homes. The will be ready around Thanksgiving. They are vet checked. Asking $600 each. 3 males and 1 female. (704) 734-7088

FREE KITTENS to a good inside home. Call 704-419 9413 (anytime) or call 828201-3861 after 4pm. YOUNG RESCUE CATS. Spayed & neutered. Males $80, females $125. Call for selection. (828) 391-0919 TOY YORKIE-POO FEMALE. CKC registered, 1 year old, all shots, vet checked, spayed. $650. (828) 391-0919 CHINESE SHAR-PEI PUPPIES. Full blooded Chinese Shar-pei puppies $1700 AKC registered, with a pedigree blood line traced back 4 generations. The babies already covered in wrinkles. Possibly ready for Christmas TIME. Taking $300 nonrefundable deposits. You can come see your puppy anytime you want, also can send videos of the baby growing. Only serious inquires. Call or message for more pictures. (910) 605-1987 GOATS & DOG FOR SALE. Two Nigerian doe goats, 2yrs. old, wormed/had shots. $200 ea. or $375/both. Also, a Teacup Yorkie Poo Chi, blonde, male, 2 1/2 years old, been neutered. $550. 828-3910919. FOUND 4 MONTH OLD GREY & BLACK TABBY. IN Mooresboro area near Dollar General 114/21, wearing faded blue collar with blue bell. Please call (704) 472-3960 YOUNG BLACK LAB (MALE) $200. Variety of Chihuahua & Feist (All Lap Dogs) All Under 3 Years Old $100 up . Call (704) 473-8300 ADULT QUAIL $5 EACH. Quail Chicks $1.50 ea. Quail eggs $3 per doz. (704) 4769943 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. TO PLACE AN AD GIVE US A CALL AT 704-484-1047 OR GO TO



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CARS & TRUCKS 2002 FORD CROWN VICTORIA 81,447 miles, good condition. Everything power works. Serious Inquiries only, $5500. (704) 300-2783 1993 FORD TAURUS $950 cash. Call anytime. (704) 482-6010 1993 FORD BUCKET TRUCK. 7.2 diesel, 5sp., disc brakes, mechanically sound, 175K mi., $6500. OBO sell or trade. 828-429-8833.



Deadline: Friday at 12:00 Noon






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





ROSE HILL MEMORIAL PARK PLOTS. For Sale. $1000 each for (2) spaces. Section 1, Lot number 74 Spaces 1 & 2. Lawndale, NC 28090 (919) 696-7867

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

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

2 & 3 BEDROOM TOWNHOMES. Located in Shelby, NC. We are currently accepting applications for our waiting list. Rent is based on income (and some expenses are deducted). Please visit us today at Laurel Hill Apartments,1526 Eaves Road, Shelby, NC or call for more information. 704487-1114. Equal Housing Opportunity.

3 BEDROOM BRICK HOUSE in Forest City. Central heat and air. Leave a message $950 plus deposit (828) 458-7403


VACATIONS OCEAN LAKES MYRTLE BEACH. Cottage N34. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, den, kitchen, dining, covered deck, near country store. Call Dorcas, 803-7182659.


1996 FORD F-150. 57,938 miles, $1833, 5.0L engine, garage kept, more info at, very clean inside and out. (910) 4279810


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

DUPLEX IN SHELBY. 2 bedroom 1 bath, Non Smoker, Not HAP eligible, No Pets, $575 month. Lease, references, credit/background check required. If no answer leave message. (704) 482-7504 2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH, MOBILE HOME. Outside City of Kings Mountain, on a large private lot, not pets, references required. Call 704-4183790 LAUREL HILL APARTMENTS. Will stop taking applications effective December 1, 2021 for our 1 bedroom waiting lists. 704-487-1114

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 NO HEAT BILLS HERE! 1 bedroom apartment, excellent location, Shelby. Second floor. Not HAP eligible. No pets or smoking. Heat & water included in $525 month. (704) 4875480

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


3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH, secluded 1 acre lot. No pets. First, last, security. 55 & older. Background check. Shiloh area. 828-429-9831. OAKLAND ROAD 2BR APARTMENT. Like new. Appliances, sewer, water, garbage included. $595. Small efficiency all utilities included. $450 plus deposit and references. 828-248-1776. 2 & 3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Small private park between Spindale and Forest City. Starting at $500 per month. 828-382-0475.

Officials at Gardner-Webb and Gaston (N.C.) Christian School (GCS) announce dual enrollment Cost-Saving Program Allows GCS Students to Earn College Credit at GWU 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 2021-2022 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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Senior Alert: Your old cellphone may not work in 2022 Dear Savvy Senior, My 80-year-old father has an old flip phone he carries around with him for emergency purposes, but I’ve heard that these devices will soon be phased out. Is this true? If so, how can we know if his phone will be affected, and where can I find him a simple new one that he can operate. Searching Daughter

Dear Searching, Yes, it’s true! If your dad’s mobile phone is more than a few years old, he will probably need to upgrade it in the very near future. Why? Because all of the major cell phone carriers – AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile – are shutting down their older 3G networks in 2022 to free up airwaves for 5G and other advanced services. So, if your dad is using an old 3G phone, like millions of other older Americans, he’ll need to get a new device if he wants to make calls, text or reach 911. But you should also know that it’s

not just older cellphones that will be obsolete. Older home security systems, medical devices and personal emergency response systems that still harness 3G will also be affected. Adding to the confusion, older 4G phones that don’t support modern cellular voice technologies, such as Voice Over LTE or HD Voice, are impacted, too. Those customers may need a software upgrade or a new phone.

Here are the timelines for the 3G shutdowns: AT&T - Feb. 2022; T-Mobile - July 1, 2022; Verizon - Dec. 31, 2022; Sprint (which is owned by T-Mobile) - March 31, 2022; and Sprint LTE - June 30, 2022. Other smaller carriers like Tracfone, Cricket, Boost and Straight Talk, will also be affected, because they rely on airwaves from the big three. Is Your Phone Affected? Cellphone carriers say they have been alerting customers who use older phones that services are ending, sending a combination of texts, letters, phone calls and emails. If

you’re not sure about your dad’s phone, contact his carrier or check their website for a list of affected devices.

Another way to see if your dad’s phone is 3G is to look up his international mobile equipment identity number which can be found by pressing *#06# on his keypad. Once you have it, go to www.imei. info and type it in the search bar to get the phone’s details. If his phone has a frequency of 900 megahertz (MHz) or 2100 MHz, it’s 3G. You can also look for a “3G” icon at the top corner of his phone, but not all 3G phones have that icon. How to Upgrade If you find that you do need to upgrade your dad’s cellphone, carriers are offering discounts and special promotions on replacement devices. If you’re worried about your dad having to learn your way around a new device, you’ll be happy to know that there are plenty of modern new flip phones available that work on the next-generation networks.

Or, if your dad decides that he would rather forge ahead without a phone than upgrade, then he will need to cancel the service. Most carriers will let you cancel your plan without any penalty. However, if he forgets to cancel his phone plan and doesn’t upgrade to a working device, the company won’t automatically stop charging him just because he isn’t able to access their network. How to Recycle If your dad does have to replace his old cellphone, the best way to dispose of it is to recycle it. Large retailers, such as Best Buy, offer recycling programs for old electronics. Or you can search for local recycling programs on websites like and 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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SASi’s Holiday Boutique now open annual SASi Calendar sale has begun Holiday shopping is underway at Southern Arts Society (SASi) in Kings Mountain. Their galleries have been turned into a Holiday Boutique filled with a wide variety of original art and handmade fine crafts. 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, 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 Holiday Boutique is open now through January 7 to shop for the holiday

Butterfly Party pyrography by Bertie McClain

Jean Wilder Smith acrylic painting.

season. The traditional Open House to kick off their annual SASi Calendar sale was held the weekend after Thanksgiving on Saturday November 27 from 10 am until 4 pm and Sunday November 28 from 1 to 4 pm. All visitors are asked to wear a mask to keep


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everyone safe and still enjoy shopping for local handmade gifts. The 2022 Calendar themed "North Carolina 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 turn the page and see a new work of art. Shopping hours are Hours: Tues – Sat, 10 am to 3 pm. They are also open by appointment by calling 704-739-5585. SASi’s “Holiday Boutique” will be in the galleries of Southern Arts Society now through January 7, 2022. Southern Arts Society (SASi) Gift Shop & Gallery is located at 301 N. Piedmont Avenue in the historic Southern Railway Depot, at the intersection of Piedmont and Battleground.

Dianne Garner polymer clay jewelry.

Sarah Monteleone pottery.

Hand woven shawl by Sue Helmken.

Tote Bag by Jennifer Borja

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