KM Herald 12-28-22

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Counterfeit money passed at local KM business

An individual was able to utilize counterfeit currency at Bridges Hardware Store to obtain merchandise and receive real currency on Tuesday December 20, at 3:33 p.m. Video surveillance of the incident produced pictures of the suspect.

KMPD is requesting the community's assistance in helping identify the suspect involved in the crime. If anyone can identify the suspect, or has any information regarding the incident please contact the Kings Mountain Police Department at (704)7340444 or Cleveland County Crime Stoppers at (704)481-Til’s (8477).

Sellers honored by City Council

City of Kings Mountain honored retiring City Manager Marilyn Sellers with a resolution during their December 13 meeting. Sellers became the city’s first female city manager on December 19, 2006, and has served that role for 16 years. She is set to retire on January 31, 2023.

Sellers began her career with the City of Kings Mountain on January 9, 1989, as secretary to the city manager. On July 5, 1990, she was promoted to the position of city clerk where she served until April 10, 2006, when she was promoted to Interim City Manager. She has served the city during a career that spans more than 33 years.

MLK Observance January 16

Brightstar Touring Theater presents Meet Dr. King on Monday, January 16, at 2 p.m. at the Joy Performance Theater at 202 Railroad Avenue in Kings Mountain.

Meet Dr. King is an introduction to the life and work of one of America’s most influential men. This show is perfect for younger audiences, serving to introduce students to major concepts of Black History like freedom, integration, and equality.

This performance helps young people begin to understand the importance of Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement. Follow along as the play takes us from Dr. King’s life as just a young boy experiencing racism for the first time, to meeting his wife, Coretta, to becoming a pastor and finally a national inspiration.

Projects completed during her tenure include the Kings Mountain Energy Center, Liberty Falls Amphitheater, implementation of AMI (Automated Meter Data Manager System) for electric, natural gas and

New Year’s City office and trash pickup schedule

City Offices will be closed Monday, January 2, 2023, in observance of the New Year Holiday. Garbage collection will also be delayed one day.

Children’s Christmas brightened by CCSO gift program

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Mayor Neisler and City Council honored City Manager Marilyn Sellers for 34 years of service to City of Kings Mountain during the December city council meeting. Photos by Christy Conner Officer Roger Matheson was presented with his Oath of Office and sworn in by Mayor Scott Neisler as the newest member of Kings Mountain Police Department on Tuesday December 13, 2022. Photo by KMPD This individual is sought for allegedly passing counterfeit money at Bridges Hardware Store on December 20. Photo by KMPD City Manager Marilyn Sellers and her family pose with Mayor Neisler after being recognized for her years of service to the City of Kings Mountain. County Sheriff’s Office delivered presents to children and young adults identified through their victim specialist division. These children are identified throughout the year in cooperation with our community partners. year the Sheriff’s Office brought gifts to 160+ children from 55 families in hopes of making their Christmas special. great undertaking would not be possible without donations from numerous organizations, individual donors, and specifically John and Buffy Murphy of Murphy's Toy Run who have always been great partners for this event. Members of CCSO who delivered presents to children from our community. Photo by CCSO

Vera Mae Moss

KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – Vera Mae Moss, 90, of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away on December 19, 2022 at Amorem Hospice in Hudson, NC.

She was born in Cherokee County, SC, daughter of the late Andrew and Ethel Bailey Allison and was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Forrest Earl Moss Jr. Vera was also preceded in

death by her brothers, Paul and Jay Allison, sisters, Frances Martin, Lucille Teague and a granddaughter, Ashley Moss.

Vera was a longtime member of First Baptist Church in Kings Mountain. She enjoyed riding motorcycles and loved traveling with her husband. Vera also enjoyed working cross stitch and needle point. Family was very important to Vera. She loved spending time with her family and her grandchildren were the joy of her life. Her love and dedication to her family and friends was an inspiration and a value that will live on within the hearts of everyone who knew and loved Vera.

She is survived by her son: Mark Moss and wife Cherry, Hickory, NC; grandchild: Jessie Sherrill and husband Antonio, Granite Falls, NC; great-grandchildren: Ezra and Malakai Sherrill; sister:

Connie McGraw, Boiling Springs, SC and extended Family: Martha Lou and Tony Wells, Monty and Lisa Wilson, David and Paige Ozmore and their children Sallie and Jessie Ozmore, Kay Hambright, Doris Robbs, Diane Wampler, and Paula and Tommy Queen.

A graveside service was held on Wednesday, December 21, 2022 at 2:00 PM at Mountain Rest Cemetery with Pastor David Bradley officiating.

Interment was held in Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain, NC.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Amoren Hospice at 526 Pine Mountain Road, Hudson, NC 28638.

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

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

Gov. Cooper commutes sentences, issues pardons of forgiveness

nor Cooper commuted the sentences of six people in North Carolina prisons and granted pardons of forgiveness to four others on Tuesday, December 20. The commutations and pardons follow an intensive review of cases, including the circumstances of the crimes, length of the sentences, records in prison, and readiness to reenter communities successfully after prison. Two commutations resulted from recommendations by the Juvenile Sentence Review Board, which the Governor established to review petitions from people sentenced to prison after crimes committed while they were under the age of 18.

All the clemency applications were reviewed by the Office of Executive Clemency, the Office of General Counsel and the Governor.

“Ensuring fairness in our justice system through executive clemency is a responsibility I take seriously,” said Governor Cooper. “We carefully consider research and recommendations made by the Juvenile Sentence Review Board to commute sentences for crimes committed by minors. All of these individuals are deserving of clemency and we will continue to work to protect our communities and improve the fairness of our justice system.”

The six people whose sentences were commuted are:

• Donnie Parker, 37, who has served 20 years in prison for his role at age 17 in the murder and robbery of Lila Burton McGhee in Person County. The Juvenile Sentence Review Board recommended this commutation. While incar-

cerated, Mr. Parker has been consistently employed and has successfully participated in work release. His sentence was commuted to time served. Mr. Parker’s projected release date would have been in August 2024.

• Benjamin Williams, 44, who has served 28 years for his role at age 16 in the murder of Kenneth L. Freeman in Edgecombe County. The Juvenile Sentence Review Board recommended this commutation. While incarcerated, Mr. Williams has been consistently employed and participated in learning programs, including obtaining his G.E.D. and trade qualifications. His sentence was commuted to time served. Mr. Williams was scheduled to be released on parole in August 2023.

• Kolanda Wooten, 37, who has served 19 years in prison for her role at age 17 in the murder of Jamaal Rashaud Pearsall in Wayne County. While incarcerated, Ms. Wooten has been consistently employed and has completed professional classes. Her sentence was commuted to time served.

• Joey Graham, 50, who has served 12 years for drug trafficking in Mecklenburg County. Mr. Graham is an Air Force veteran and has been consistently employed while incarcerated. His sentence was commuted to time served.

• TiShekka Cain, 38, who has served seven years for drug trafficking in Guilford County. Ms. Cain has been consistently employed and has participated in work release. Her sentence was commuted to time served. Her projected release date would have been December 2024.

• Janet Danahey, 44, who has served 20 years for the murder of Ryan Bek, Elizabeth Harris, Donna Llewellyn, and Rachel Llewellyn in Guilford County. While incarcerated,

Ms. Danahey has been consistently employed and has successfully participated in educational programs. Ms. Danahey’s sentence was commuted to make her parole eligible on January 1, 2023.

The four people who received pardons of forgiveness are:

• Stefany Lewis, 50, who was convicted of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury in Robeson County in 1991. Ms. Lewis was 18 years old when the offense was committed. She has since worked as a childcare provider for many years.

• Cathy Grimes, 67, who was convicted of possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine in Wayne County in 1979. Ms. Grimes was 23 years old when the offense was committed. She has worked as a nurse for many years and is licensed in Maine and New York.

• Eric Colburn, 46, who was convicted of drug offenses and discharging a weapon into an occupied property in New Hanover County in 2001. Mr. Colburn was 23 years old when the offenses were committed. He is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps who has worked in finance for many years and been an active volunteer in organizations supporting veterans and children.

• Brenda French, 60, who was convicted of drug and forgery offenses in Forsyth County in 1986 and 1987. Ms. French was 23 years old when the offenses were committed and has worked for years in Forsyth County to help people address addiction issues.

• A pardon of forgiveness reflects the State’s recognition that an individual is forgiven for a past crime and may relieve the recipient from collateral consequences of the past conviction.

Two charged with death by distribution

On September 26th, around 6:45 a.m., officers with the Gaston County Police Department responded to the 800 block of Kiser Road, located near Bessemer City, in reference to an unconscious patient. Upon arrival, officers found a juvenile female deceased from a probable drug overdose. Due to the victim’s age, the County Police are not releasing their information.

Through the investigative process, the Criminal Investigations Unit identified two persons involved in supplying Fentanyl pills that resulted in the victim’s death. Those persons are:

• Nicholas Gage Ivey, 19, of 1060 Old Ballpark Road, Spindale, NC

•Deontae Jaquise Miller,

24, of 165 Allen Street, Rutherfordton, NC

The Criminal Investigations Unit worked with the Gaston County District Attorney’s Office to determine appropriate charges. Both individuals were charged with Death by Distribution, Felony Conspiracy, and Felony Con-

spiracy to Sell/ Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substances.

Both parties were located and arrested on December 12, by members of the Gaston County Police Criminal Investigations Unit and Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office.

The Defendants appeared See CHARGED, Page 5A

Walmart shoplifter walks out without paying

An individual walked out of the Neighborhood Walmart in Kings Mountain with numerous cases of beer without paying on Tuesday December 20, at 4:00 a.m., according to Kings Mountain Police Department.

Video surveillance of the incident produced pictures of the suspect. KMPD is requesting the community’s assistance in helping identify the suspect involved in the crime. If anyone can identify the suspect or has any information regarding the incident, please contact the Kings Mountain Police Department at (704)734-0444 or Cleveland County Crime Stoppers at (704)481-TIPS (8477).

GCPD make arrest in Family Dollar robbery

In the afternoon of December 9, Gaston County Police Department responded to the Family Dollar located at 2001 Davis Park Road, near Gastonia in reference to an armed robbery.

Initial reports indicated the business was robbed at gunpoint by two African American males. The two suspects fled with an undisclosed amount of cash from the business in a vehicle.

The Criminal Investigations Unit has been investigating this incident since it occurred. Detectives have made an arrest of Julio Angel Escalera Padilla of 769 Watkins Rd, Gastonia, is currently in the Gaston Count Jail under a secured bond of $500,000 dollars.

The second suspect, Dawan Al-Taria Myers, has active arrest warrants. He is described as an African American male approximately 35 to 45 years of age, between 5’ 5” and 5’ 8” and weighing between 230 and

250

The public is urged to contact the Gaston County Police with any information related to the location of Myers. Citizens should not attempt to detain Myers. Instead, citizens are encouraged to call 911 if they

encounter the suspect. This is an on-going investigation. If you have information pertinent to the investigation, please call Gaston County Police Detective C. Cogdill at 704-866-3320. Information can also be provided through Crime Stoppers of Gaston County at 704-861-8000. A reward of up to $1,000 is available for information provided in this case.

Three charged after child’s death

On Tuesday December 13, at 4:22 p.m., Gaston County Police Department responded to 107 Cindy Lane, Gastonia, in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, County Police officers located a 4-year-old male suffering from a gunshot wound. Despite lifesaving measures, the victim succumbed to his injuries.

Through the course of the investigation, detectives determined the child’s mother, father, and another relative living in the residence failed to properly secure a firearm. The decedent and one of his siblings found the firearm. While in possession of the firearm, the gun discharged one time, striking the victim, resulting in the child’s death.

After consulting with the Gaston County District Office, the decision was made to arrest all three adults. They have been charged with felony involuntary manslaughter, felony child abuse, and the misdemeanor charge of storing a firearm in a manner accessible to a minor The suspects charged are:

• Savannah Leigh Brehm, 1/26/2000, 107 Cindy Lane, Gastonia, NC

• Hector Manuel Mendoza, 3/9/2000, 107 Cindy

Lane, Gastonia, NC

• Keith Deshawn Sturghill, 3/23/2001, 107 Cindy Lane, Gastonia, Gastonia, NC This is an on-going investigation. The Gaston County

Police encourages anyone

information

this case to contact Detective H. King at 704-866-3320 or Crimestoppers at 704-8618000.

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Cadet honors great-grandfather at Wreaths Across America Day

of Reagan Hutson, a member of the Civil Air Patrol in Gastonia, and those who attended the Wreaths Across America ceremony on December 17, one can answer that question with a resounding, “Yes!”

On Wreaths Across America Day at Mountain Rest Cemetery, hundreds gathered to honor veterans and lay wreaths. Among them was 13-year-old Reagan Hutson who contacted the commander of the Shelby Civil Air Patrol Composite Squadron asking if she could lay a wreath with his group on her great-grandfather Hicel Fred McKinney’s grave. McKinney served in both theaters during World War II, including Omaha Beach.

Reagan knew her great-grandfather, but accord-

ing to her grandmother Karen Hutson, “She laid the wreath with honor not remembering how close, inseparable, the two of them were when she was a toddler.” While Reagan’s might not remember her great-grandfather in such detail, that bond between them compelled her to honor him during this annual ceremony. It is heartwarming to see such respect from one so young.

Like Reagan, hundreds gathered to remember all the veterans at Mountain Rest Cemetery. More than 1,300 veterans in all, but some have no family nearby to honor them anymore. The community remembers their service just the same.

Another remembered veteran was Otis D. Green, who according to the Hon. Clyde R. Hoey, was the first casualty from Cleveland County during WWI, killed in action on March 1, 1918. During his funeral service in 1921, the

community lined the streets of town between Central School and Mountain Rest Cemetery, an estimated 2,000 people, as he was carried by fellow soldiers to his final resting place.

It is impossible for everyone to know each veteran at Mountain Rest Cemetery. But we do understand their sacrifice, and the sacrifices made by their families, as they went to foreign lands to fight for our freedom.

This year, 800 veterans had a wreath laid upon their graves in Mountain Rest. Hopefully next year, a wreath will be laid at each veteran’s grave.

Kings Mountain remembers its veterans and places them in highest esteem, just the same as Hicel Fred McKinney and Otis D. Green. Lest we not forget, freedom isn’t free and many of these veterans paid the ultimate sacrifice to keep America free.

Cherryville New Year’s Shooters begin new year with a blast

Cherryville New Year’s Shooters, Inc. will hold their annual event on Monday, January 2, at Blacks Grill at midnight and concluding at Rudisill Football Stadium on E. First Street in Cherryville at 6:30 p.m. In the interim, they will make 49 more stops to perform their New Year’s ritual.

The history of the Cherryville New Year’s Shooters goes back thousands of years, according to their website. The "Chant" and producing loud noise is a ritual that has been in existence since the 1300's. Celebrating the "New Year" on January 1 can be linked back to the Romans in 45 BC during the reign of Julius Caesar. The act of celebrating the New Year goes back at least 4,000 years to the ancient Egyptians and Babylonians.

The pioneer immigrants that settled in the Cherryville NC area can be linked back to the area of the Rhine River in Germany. In that area of the world many Old-World customs were formed from the Bohemian, German, Scottish, Irish, and English.

In the 1750's German Immigrants settled in the Indian Creek and Howard's Creek area north of the current Cherryville. Along with the German immigrants were the Scotch-Irish, Swiss, Dutch and French. It is believed that the actual tradition is a cultural mix of all these immigrants. The last 250 years of the tradition parallels the history of the Cherryville area.

Land grants from the King of England began in the mid 1700's for the area known as Anson and later Tryon County. The area along the Indian Creek began to grow from a few pioneer families to many. Names which appear on early land grants and records include Black, Wise, Stroup, Beam, Horse (Huss), Houser, Baker, Whitesides, Homesley, Sullivan, Roberts, Eaker, Carpenter, Brown, Anthony, Havner (Heafner), Reynolds, and Cyzer (Kiser).

In the 1800's the area be-

came known as White Pines. After the railroad was built, the name was changed to Cherryville in 1865 due to the many cherry trees that were planted.

Most of the early settlers came through Pennsylvania where the Cherryville tradition can be traced. The Philadelphia Mummers were a group who shot in the New Year going house-to-house, singing songs, shooting guns, performing dances and all were rewarded with food and drink. The early Mummers appointed a leader or speech director who recited such rhymes like this: "Here we stand before your door, As we stood the year before; Give us whiskey; give us gin, Open the door and let us in."

The first president, George Washington, welcomed the tradition and was entertained by the Mummers in Philadelphia, the first capital of the United States.

The early Cherryville area pioneers walked house-tohouse which could be very far apart and perform a version of the Mummers' New Year's Celebration. The "Chant" would be said or "cried" to the welcoming household. Then the firing of the current day weapons which were black powder muskets and pistols.

After firing the loud blasts, the shooting party would be given food and drink for their due diligence of performing the act. And what was the purpose of this affair? With the Old-World customs came superstition and folklore tales of witches and spirits. It was believed that the loud noises would drive out demons, witches, and other non-desirable entities on the property and bless the land for the upcoming year. Since most of the pioneers were farmers and depended heavily on their crops, not "shooting in the New Year" could be detrimental to their future success.

The event today takes on the same form as it did hundreds of years ago. The shooters will go house-tohouse, the family will be "called out", the speech crier will recite the "Chant" and the shooters will fire their muskets, loaded with black powder only-without bullets, until all have fired. The muskets used today are originals and reproduction models from the 1800's. After the shooting, the guests are treated with refreshments or gifts. The refreshments may be a full meal or just a treat such as a cigar or apple. Cherryville NC is the only place on earth that the event still takes place. The Philadelphia Mummers continues today with a New Year's Day parade but without the "Chant" or musket blasts.

The tradition centers around the "Chant". The origin of the "Chant" is unknown, but part of the current version can be found in a circa 1777 hymn-prayer by British writer John Newton called "Time by moments steals away". The version that is cried today is of older English style grammar. Hearing the mysterious "Chant" is a must to get the full intent of its sayings. It is part sermon, song, poem, and speech with religious and spiritual under tones in its three-minute version. A lady's version is also available but is rarely cried.

Today the Cherryville New Year’s Shooters group consists of 450 members and travels to approximately 50 locations in the Cherryville area. The group starts at Midnight on January 1st of each year and shoots for 18 straight hours ending at the Rudisill Football Stadium in Cherryville.

Some of the families and homes are the same ancestors of 250 years ago. Shooting still takes place along the Indian Creek, Howard's Creek, and Bethpage area as it did some 250 years ago. Many of today's shooters are of the same bloodline as the early pioneer shooters.

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Reagan Hutson of the Civil Air Patrol in Gastonia honors great-grandfather Hicel Fred McKinney during Wreaths Across America Day on December 17. Photo by Karen Hutson Cherryville New Year’s Shooters, Inc. travel throughout Cherryville on New Year’s, a tradition that has carried on since the 1800s. This year’s event is on January 2. Photo by Cherryville New Year’s Shooters, Inc.

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The last few months have been an exciting time for my husband and me. We adopted a dog from the animal shelter, a two-yearold boxer lab mix. He has brought great joy into our lives.

Our children are grown now, with one daughter living in California and the other out at the coast, so our house was just too quiet. We talk to the girls daily, but our home just isn’t the same without them.

We named the dog Harley, and he is a welcome addition to the family. We’ve had dogs before, but all were smaller breeds. Harley weighs 50 pounds. He weighed much less when we got him; his former owners neglected him. Despite that experience, he is a very sweet boy. And it is always great to arrive home to a pet who wants you to know you were missed.

We work very hard to keep the atmosphere in our house calm and quiet. Surprisingly, Harley didn’t bark for nearly two weeks after we got him. He barks some now if someone comes on the porch or if a loud noise startles him.

For the most part, he does what my daddy referred to as “buffing,” the sound a dog makes when he doesn’t want to get into trouble for barking but needs you to know something needs our attention.

My husband handles most of the outdoor dog duty. I am okay with that because I make breakfast while the two are out for their walk in the morning. On winter days like we have recently had, both my husband and the dog enjoy returning home to a hot breakfast.

After our daughter took her cat to the coast in May, we decided not to have any pets. We were always tied to the house, having to find pet sitters on weekend trips away. That worked for us about six months. Then we heard about the crisis

at animal shelters across the country. So many pets were in shelters that they were being put down at an alarming rate. It broke my heart just thinking about it, so I mentioned it to my husband. Surprisingly, he felt the same way and we decided to foster a dog to help ease the situation.

For two months we fostered Harley. He made us laugh and got along well with guests who came to visit. He guarded the house when we were away, and we monitored his behavior using an indoor camera. Once we left the house, he would settle in his crate and take a nap. The thing that surprised us the most was that sometimes, even when we were at home, Harley would go to his crate and sleep without being told to do so.

After the second month, we noticed Harley napping on his back, paws up. We knew by this behavior he was comfortable with us. So, after much discussion, we decided to adopt him.

Since adopting Harley, we are happy with our

decision. I know pets need people as much as people need pets. Mentally, I am happier; I can see that my husband is happier too. I am in my early 60s, so I qualify as a senior citizen even if I don’t feel like one. Nonetheless, seniors who have a pet to care for are happier according to the CDC. Here are the six reasons they cite:

• Pets make their owners feel needed: Caring for a living being gives our lives purpose and helps establish a routine that adds structure to our days. That mutual bond can help improve physical and mental health for humans and pets alike.

•Pets help owners connect with other people: Pets are undoubtedly great companions, but they also help their humans make connections with other people and build a social support network, which has health benefits as well.

•Pets help relieve loneliness and isolation: Cigna conducted a large national online survey of U.S. adults and found that loneliness in the United States was at epidemic levels in 2019. The survey responses of more

than 10,400 adults found that three in five Americans (61%) report feeling lonely, compared to more than half (54%) in 2018.

•Pets help people be mindful: Pets live in the here and now, without worry about the future or thoughts about the past. Playing or cuddling with your dog or cat can help you do the same. One study shows that 87% of people feel more relaxed after spending time with a pet. And for people who tend to spiral into worry, the same study found that pets help them live in the moment and stay mindful.

•Pets can speed up recovery: Studies suggest that a positive outlook can speed recovery after an illness or injury. Pets are so good at helping us see the bright side that many hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and long-term care centers have established pet visitation programs for patients. Dogs are especially effective at helping older patients who have physical disabilities.

•Pets help improve fitness: Pets give you a clear reason to walk every day, and that rain-orshine accountability can

help you form a lasting exercise habit. Research in the BMC Public Health Journal found that people who own a dog walk 22 minutes longer on average than those who do not have a dog.

I feel sure most of the points made by the CDC apply in our case: we feel needed, get out with other people because of Harley, activity with him keeps us happy and engaged, and taking care of him improves our fitness.

Harley enjoys walks, play time, and other activities. He enjoys riding in the car, too. We have also learned that he likes to watch movies, especially when he is snuggled between us with his favorite blanket.

While my husband and I think we adopted Harley, I think that it was Harley that adopted us. I am so happy we made the trip to the shelter and that we took a leap of faith to help another who, in turn, helped us. Happy New Year!

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N.C. City Directory for 1961-1962, on DigitalNC. org, one can see just how many businesses once occupied this section of downtown.

Keep in mind the dates of these two records are close, but not identical and there is a possibility this list may not be com-

2023 - Love yourself so you can love others

You can lose about one pound a week if you try. If you don’t try you won’t lose any.

If you need to save some money then you need to pay yourself first. If you have a paycheck coming in then set a goal for $500 a month if possible. Whatever the amount is will grow if you are faithful each

week and month of setting money aside. You can always find a place to spend money. Even if you don’t need it, you have it just in case you might.

What do you want to accomplish in 2023? If you do not have a goal of some kind, you will accomplish nothing. Maybe your goal is to just enjoy each day. Enjoy your food. Enjoy your family and friends. Make the best of each ay. These are good goals.

Be good to yourself in 2023. Love others as you love yourself. If

you don’t love yourself, it’s almost impossible to love others. Recently we have heard of people committing suicide. They had given up on themselves but wanted to hurt or kill others before they killed themselves. It’s tragic when people so hate themselves that they want to hurt others. If people love themselves more then they won’t have so much venom and hate for others.

One of the tools of the devil is to bring your life down to where you hate all the things you’ve

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Glenn Mollette Guest Editorial
Life is a long lesson in humility. –

GCPD seeks assistance in case

On December 5, at approximately 10:15 a.m., a white male broke into an outbuilding behind a business off Puetts Chapel Road in Bessemer City, N.C. He stole copper and some A/C motors.

The suspect was wearing a black toboggan, dark jacket, and dark colored pants. He was driving a 1992 Ford F-150, two-door, single cab that appears to be grey on the hood and top, with a silver body and a darker color around the bottom.

The truck has been identified by the N.C. registration plate but has been recently sold. The suspect

CHARGED

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before a Gaston County District Court Judge on December 13, for their first appearance, where they each received a secured bond in the amount of $500,000.00. Both defen-

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done. He brings it up to you often so you can feel horrible about your life’s mistakes. People often have trouble forgiving themselves so they begin to binge drink, take drugs and hurt themselves to try to deal with their life’s pain. God has forgiveness and hope for all. People don’t always forgive but God forgives As God forgives you then you must work on forgiving yourself, loving yourself and forgiving and loving others. You see, that’s a great formula. God forgives us, loves us and we are to forgive and love our-

remains unidentified.

If you recognize this suspect, please contact Officer M. Dodd with the Gaston County Police De-

dants remain in the Gaston County Jail.

The Gaston County Police Department would like to acknowledge the assistance of the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office and the Rutherfordton Police Department. The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit was extremely helpful with

selves and then offer this same forgiveness and love to others.

In 2023 you might do something different. Maybe you want to embark on an adventure, change careers or just do better with all you have been handed. Often, all we need to do is focus on what we already have to do and do it a little better.

My prayer for our nation in the year ahead is that we might see politicians work together to accomplish worthy goals that will benefit our country. I hope Ukraine can overcome Russia but other countries need to step up to the plate. America cannot fight everyone’s war physically or financially.

partment at 704-866-3320 or Crime Stoppers of Gaston County at 704-8618000.

this investigation.

This is an on-going investigation. If you have information pertinent to the investigation, the Gaston County Police encourages you to contact Det. S. Brogden at 704-866-3320. Information can also be provided through Crimestoppers at 704-861-8000.

We must get control of our border. Our nation is being overtaken by millions of undocumented immigrants. Who are these people? Do they all really have noble intentions in America? We must bring back our jobs from China in 2023.

Throughout this year may you have a continuation of what we talk about and pray for during the Christmas season. May it be ongoing every day and may we share it with all along the way. Peace on earth and good will to all people. May you first find it in your life so you can extend it to others.

2023 - Love

New NC law combats organized retail theft

A new law passed on December 1, fights organized retail crime (ORC) in NC and is likely the strongest of its kind in the country.

Organized retail crime will not be tolerated in North Carolina was the message sent by representatives of the North Carolina Retail Merchants Association (NCRMA), North Carolina Conference of District Attorneys (NC CODA), North Carolina Sheriffs’ Association (NCSA), North Carolina Association of Chiefs of Police (NCACP), the North Carolina Information Sharing and Analysis Center (NC ISAAC) and the Carolinas Organized Retail Crime Alliance (CORCA). These organizations, and the members they represent, applaud the passage of a new law to combat organized retail theft. These organizations are committed to work together to prevent these crimes and make certain this criminal activity is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

The new law focuses on the growing problem of organized retail theft, which is defined as “the involvement of two or more persons working in concert to illegally obtain retail merchandise in substantial quantities, through theft or fraud, with the intent to re-sell items for financial gain.” Under previous North Carolina law, a person is guilty of a Class H felony if they conspire with another person to steal more than $1,500 worth of merchandise combined from one or more retail establishments over a ninety-day period. The crime is elevated to a Class G felony if a person conspires to steal more than $20,000 worth of merchandise from one or more retail establishments over a ninety-day period.

The new law is a twopronged effort to address the issue of ORC through the protection of businesses and consumers. SB 766 increases criminal penalties when ORC rings steal large amounts of merchandise from stores and requires online marketplaces to verify information of thirdparty sellers active on their marketplace platform.

“We appreciate the effort of the General Assembly and Governor Cooper to help North Carolina’s retailers by recognizing the growing problem of ORC and the financial burden it places on our retailers which, unfortunately, is often passed on to our customers,” said Andy Ellen, president and general counsel of NCRMA. “Creating new ways to charge career criminals who are active in organized retail crime

will not only provide a deterrent, but also a way to get these criminals off the streets and out of our stores.”

Specifically, the provisions included in the first half of the bill, effective December 1, will elevate to a Class F felony any ORC resulting in theft of retail property from one or more retail establishments with a $50,000-$99,000 aggregated value over a 90-day period and a Class C felony any ORC resulting in theft or retail property from one or more retail establishments with a $100,000 or more aggregated value over a 90-day period. The bill also elevates to a class A1 misdemeanor any act of ORC with a value of stolen property exceeding $1,000 if it results in damage, destruction, or defacing of real or personal property in excess of $1,000.

An act of ORC which results in assault and battery against an employee or independent contractor of the retail establishment, or a law enforcement officer is also classified as an A1 misdemeanor. The bill further updates a civil right of restitution by removing the cap on compensatory and consequential damages a business can recover for the loss of stolen property or property that is damaged in the theft and includes a provision allowing property to be documented so it can be submitted into evidence at trial and then returned to its rightful owners.

The second half of this legislation, effective January 1, 2023, mirrors INFORM Act legislation which has been filed at the federal level with bi-partisan sponsors and has already been enacted in states including Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Ohio, Oklahoma, and is awaiting signing in Louisiana. The provisions require online marketplaces to verify information of thirdparty sellers that are selling on their marketplace platform and will make it harder for illegitimate crime rings to sell stolen goods to consumers and ensure that legitimate small businesses can continue to sell goods online. Specifically, online marketplaces will be required to annually verify, and disclose to consumers, information for high-volume third-party sellers defined as people conducting 200 or more sales of new, unused consumer goods in North Carolina over a 12-month period totaling over $5,000. If a high-volume, third-party seller provides false information or fails to provide the required information, then the marketplace is required, per the legislation, to suspend the seller

from their marketplace until the seller complies with the verification requirements.

“Our district attorneys have strong tools to prosecute members of organized retail crime organizations should they try to carry out “smash and grabs” or flash mob shoplifting activities in North Carolina. Preventing this activity is key to maintaining safe communities and a strong economy. It’s important for prosecutors to adopt a zero-tolerance policy on these smash and grab robberies. As prosecutors, we must stand with our business communities and law enforcement supporting retail merchants and sending a strong message to would-be thieves,” said Forsyth County District Attorney Jim O’Neill who serves as president of the NC Conference of District Attorneys.

“In addition to conducting larceny and breaking and entering operations on a massive scale, organized retail crime rings are often involved in other criminal activity within the community, including drug related crimes, money laundering and human trafficking just to name a few. Our 100 Sheriffs’ offices across the State recognize the seriousness of these crimes and are committed to working with others in law enforcement and district attorneys to put these brazen criminals behind bars,” Charles Blackwood, president of the NC Sheriffs’ Association stated.

“Police chiefs place great emphasis on stopping organized retail crime because of its ties to the illegal drug trade and other illicit activity. We recognize that criminals are more brazen and violent when attacking businesses,” the North Carolina Association of Chiefs of Police said in a statement.

“Our police chiefs don’t want this increased criminal activity to move into our cities and towns in North Carolina and are working collaboratively with retail loss prevention professionals and others in law enforcement to stop it,” said NC ISAAC Director/Special Agent in Charge B.C. Neil.

ORC is not only a crime against property, but a crime against people. These groups collectively applaud the passage of SB 766 which takes action to stop this activity and prevent it from happening in the future while protecting businesses and consumers in North Carolina.

Organized retail crime now costs retailers an average of $720,000 per $1 billion in

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Streetscape began on April 11 and was completed in late November, completing the first two portions of Phase 2A. Merchants and shoppers are pleased with the look of Mountain Street and expressed hope the completed project on this street will encourage both shoppers and additional investors to the area. A special ribbon cutting was held on Wednesday, December 14 at 11 a.m. The top photo was taken in late July. The bottom photo was taken after the ribbon cutting in late November.
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“The Ultimate Love”

As the cold sets in and the Christmas lights go out and come down, the darkness of winter begins to set in. The homes become quiet and all people begin to settle back into what the new year will hold. For many, this time of year will bring a dark cloud of difficulty.

to all that life will try to bring to us this new year: Isaiah 9:2

“The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness

His Son. God the Father sent Jesus to come and live out the hope, joy, peace, and love that God is gracing humanity. We see God’s wonderful and never-ending love in how Jesus lived, taught, ministered, and gave His life for all of us. Jesus has given us the opportunity to CHOOSE to live every day and minute of our

Christ, God’s Son, is the One in whom we find freedom, wholeness, and salvation. Jesus gives to those that believe in Him, the life and love of God to humanity.

So, if you feel unworthy and insignificant this New Year, remember that Jesus died for you and has made a way for you to be in everlasting rela-

and love with you. God desires to fill you with His presence through the Holy Spirit and give you the strength to endure the trials of this life, as well as, guide you through this life to help others find the grace and love He wants to share with all.

Jesus loves you!

Isaiah 9:6b “And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”

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Kings Mountain Area Church Directory

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

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

Faith Baptist Church 1009 Linwood Road

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

Family Worship Center 1818 Shelby Road 704-739-7206

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

Penley’s

Ardent Life Church 420 Branch Street 704-739-7700

Arise Church 830 E. King St.

Bethlehem Baptist Church 1017 Bethlehem Road 704-739-7487

Boyce Memorial ARP Church Edgemont Drive 704-739-4917

Church 113 S. Piedmont Avenue 704-739-2471

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

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

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

Chapel

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

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

Cornerstone Independent Baptist 107 Range Road 704-737-0477

Crowders Mountain Baptist 125 Mayberry Lane 704-739-0310

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

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

Eastside Baptist Church 308 York Road 704-739-8055

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Grace Fellowship 144 West Mountain Street 704-481-8888

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

Harvest Baptist Church 144 Ware Road 704-734-0714

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

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

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

Tim & Angie Goates, Pastors www.kmdreamcenter.com

Lighthouse Ministries 1908 Shelby Rd. Kings Mountain

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

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

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

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Notice: In order to accommodate the number of churches in our communities, we will print two alternating lists of churches each week. If you don’t see the church you’re looking for, be sure to check next week. Support Our Local Churches Call us today to find out how to place your ad on this page 704-484-1047 227 S. Cherokee St. Kings Mountain 704-739-0193 Tire Inc. We Support our We our local churches churches. 228 S. Washington St. Shelby arnoldsjewelry.com Compliments of & Gift Gallery The Staff of HARRIS FUNERAL HOME 108 S. Piedmont Ave. • Kings Mountain 704-739-2591 704-482-9896 904 S. Post Rd., Shelby Locally Owned and Operated www.shelbyalarm.com Security & Surveillance Systems Specialists for over 32 Years Kenny Spangler, President C&C Heating & Cooling, LLC Sales–Service Installation Bobby Childers - Owner • NC License #9507 704-739-1043 502 York Rd. • Kings Mountain LAUGHLIN FURNITURE 400 N. Lafayette St., Shelby 704-484-3204 www.laughlinfurnitureoutlet.com You Call We Haul 704-739-4747 CARS THAT FIT YOUR BUDGET 704-487-5520 tel/fax 1016 College Ave. (Hwy. 150) • Shelby, NC 28152 (Near Boiling Springs, NC) www.edsteibelimports.com IMPORTS STEIBEL ED “He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord.” Psalm 40:3

Patrick Senior Center January events

to see if you qualify for Extra Help with your drug costs. We can also assist with transportation, loan equipment, incontinence supplies, nutritional supplements, and other services. Please call the center at 704-734-0447 for more information or to sign up for programs.

Upcoming Special Events:

• North Carolina Tax Relief Programs by Sherry Lavender with Cleveland County (with Zoom option): Tuesday, January 10, 1011am. Please call the center to pre-register.

• Trip to the Earl Scruggs Museum and Pfeiffer Café in Shelby: Tuesday, January 17, 9:30am-2:00pm.

• Art Night with Janie (all ages): Thursday, January 19, 5:15-7:15pm. Please sign up and pay one week prior. All supplied provided. Cost is $15.

• Red Cross Blood Drive: Friday, January 20, 10am2:30pm. Please call Karen at the center to schedule an appointment.

• Special Occasion Bingo Party: Thursday, January 26 – Team Pride Day; 10:0010:30am.

• Senior Games Kickoff: Friday, January 27, 9:30-10:30am.

• AARP Safety driving Class: Tuesday, January 31, 9am-1pm. Course costs $20 for AARP members and $25 for non-AARP members. Please call the center to pre-register.

• Steps to Health by Nancy Abasiekong with the Cleveland County Cooperative Extension (with Zoom option): Eight week sessions on Thursdays; January 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23, and March 2, 9; 8:30-9:30am.

• Shred Truck: Tuesday, January 10. Bring your items to be shredded at any

time the center is open and put them in the locked bin.

• Basic Computer Classes: Mondays & Wednesdays, 10am-12pm starting on January 18 through March 1. You must attend one of the first two classes to complete the session.

Ongoing Activities at the Patrick Center

• Ceramics: Mondays, 9:30-10:30am.

• Smartphone Clinic by Trey Ross with Mauney Memorial Library: 2nd Monday, 10-11am.

• Facebook Chat: Mondays, 10-10:45am. (Online via Facebook)

• Seniors in Motion: Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays, 10:30am-11:30am.

Suggested donation of $1 per class for non-YMCA members.

• Quilting: Mondays, 12:30-3pm.

• Beginner Quilting: Thursdays, 1-3pm.

• Intermediate Line Dance (Dance Floor Rockers): Mondays, 1-3pm.

• Intermediate Line Dance (Southern Class): Thursdays, 10-11:30am.

• Beginner Line Dancing: Mondays, 11:30-12:30pm.

• Clogging: Mondays, 3:30-4:30pm & Thursdays, 12:30-1:30pm.

• Knitting: Tuesdays, 8:30-10:30am.

• Veterans Meeting: 1st Tuesday, 9-10am.

• Bible History: Tuesdays, 10-11am.

• REFIT Dance Exercise: Tuesdays, 11am-12pm.

• Monthly Birthday Celebration: 4th Tuesday, 1011am.

• Dutch Lunch Bunch:

2nd Wednesdays, January 11-Captain Pete’s Seafood in Lincolnton. Please sign up at the Front Desk and pay $1 bus fee.

• Jewelry Class I: Wednesdays, 10-11am.

• Jewelry Class II: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 1-2pm.

• Canasta: Tuesdays, 1-3pm.

• Tai Chi for Arthritis: Wednesdays through January 25, 9-10am.

• Chair Yoga: Wednesdays, 11:45-12:45pm. (Fee required)

• Blood Pressure Clinic: 1st Wednesday, 1011:30am.

• Food Giveaway: 3rd Wednesday, 1-2:30pm.

• Online Book Club: 4th Wednesday of the month at 4pm via Zoom. Please call Mauney Memorial Library to join.

• Leaving a Legacy: 1st Thursdays, 11am-1:30pm.

• Bridge: 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 1-4pm.

• Caregiver Support Group: 4th Wednesday, 1-2:00pm.

• Healthy Lifestyles Class: Thursdays, 8-9:30am.

• Gentle Exercise: Thursdays, 9:30-10:15am.

• Bingo: Thursdays, 10:30-11:15am.

• Coffee & Conversation: Fridays, 8:30-10am.

• Chorus: Fridays, 1011am.

• Friday Lunch: Fridays, 11am-12pm. (Call to sign up by Wednesday at Noon. Cost is $3)

• WII Bowling League: Fridays, 12-1pm.

• Chair Volleyball: Fridays, 12-2pm.

• Ping Pong/Corn Hole: Fridays, 1:30-2:30pm.

January library news

Mauney Memorial Library has the following events scheduled during January. The library will be closed December 31 through January 2 for the New Year observance.

Technology Assistance Make an appointment , 704-739-2371.

Zoom Storytime with Miss Anne (Preschoolers) - Tuesday,

January 3, 10:30-11 a.m.

Register: www.mauneylibrary.org event calendar. Event URL will be sent via registration email. Follow along with stories and songs from the comfort of your home.

Library Storytime in Person (Preschoolers) - Starts Tuesdays, January 10, and Thursdays 10:30-11:30 a.m. Mauney Library Community Room. Come to the library to enjoy a story, music, and a take home craft with Miss Anne.

Learn Grow Play (Preschoolers) - Play in centers, then enjoy a story, music, and a take home craft with Miss. Anne. Fridays 10:30-11:30 a.m. Mauney Library Community Room Chapter Book Club: (Ages 10 - 14) - (See Mauney Library Calendar for more details). Thursday, January 12 3:30-4:30 p.m. Library Community Room. Discuss the book of the month. Refreshments served.

Free Genealogy Consultations (Adult) - (See Mauney Library Calendar). Registration Open January 1528. Learn more about your family tree through a free consultation with genealogy expert Greg Payseur. You will be contacted to set up an appointment after your registration.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observance

Library Closed January 14 through January 16“Meet Dr. King” Presented by Bright Star Touring Theatre. Monday, January 16, 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Kings

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DINNER IN A DISH

Jo Martin

6 med. potatoes, sliced

4 med. carrots, sliced

1 med. onion, sliced

1 ½ lbs. ground beef

1 can cream of chicken soup

Place alternate layers of potatoes, carrots, and onions in greased 1 ½ qt. casserole. Press ground beef on top. Dilute soup with ½ cup water. Pour over meat and vegetables slowly. Hake covered in 350-degree oven for 1 hour and 30 minutes.

MUFFIN MEAT LOAF

Collette Deviney

½ lb. ground beef

1 tbsp. Cottage cheese

1 small egg

2 tbsp. rolled oats

2 tbsp. catsup

Salt and pepper to taste

2 tsp. parmesan cheese

1 tsp. mustard

Combine all ingredients and mix well. Press into greased muffin tins. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Serves 2.

DO NOTHNG CAKE

Margaret Gaston

2 cups flour 2 cups sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp. vanilla

1 tsp. soda

½ tsp. salt

1 large can crush pineapple, do not drain In bowl, mix dry ingredients by hand. Add all other ingredients. Pour into greased and floured 9x13x2 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes.

ICING FOR DO NOTHING CAKE

1 stick margarine

½ cup (small can) canned milk

(The recipes in today’s Cooking Corner are from “The Good Neighbor Cookbook” published by the Cleveland County Chapter American Red Cross.”

1 cup sugar Bring above ingredients to boil in saucepan. Stir and boil 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add 1 cup chopped nuts and 1 cup coconut. Pour over cake as soon as removed from oven.

ORANGE-PINEAPPLE SALAD

Thomas Willis

1 small can crush pineapple ½ cup sugar

1 envelope Dream Whip

1 pkg. orange Jell-O

1 cup grated carrots

Heat 1 ½ cups liquid to boiling point. Add Jell-O, sugar, and a dash of salt. Chill until thick. Add pineapple, carrots and Dream Whip. After mixing all ingredients with Jell-O and pour into salad mold or dish, return to refrigerator to chill until firm.

Audubon invites volunteers to join 123rd Christmas bird count

For the 123rd year, the National Audubon Society is organizing the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC). Between December 14 and January 5, tens of thousands of bird-loving volunteers will participate in counts across North Carolina and the Western Hemisphere.

The twelve decades’ worth of data collected by participants contribute to one of only two large existing pools of information notifying ornithologists and conservation biologists of what conservation action is required to protect birds and the places they need.

The Audubon CBC is one of the longest-running wildlife censuses in the world. Each individual count takes place in a 15-mile-wide circle and is led by a compiler responsible for safely organizing volunteers and submitting observations directly to Audubon. Within each circle, participants tally all birds seen or heard that day—not just the species but total numbers to provide a clear idea of the health of that particular population. Abiding by state and local COVID-19 guidelines is mandatory.

“The Audubon Christmas Bird Count is a great tradition and opportunity for everyone to be a part of more than 12 decades of ongoing community science,” said Geoff LeBaron, Audubon CBC director, who first started leading the community science effort in 1987. “Adding your observations helps scientists and conservationists discover trends that make our work more im-

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sales and in 2020 alone threefourths of retailers saw an increase in organized retail crime according to the National Retail Federation’s 2020 Organized Retail Crime Survey. ORC has been identified as a leading factor in increasing costs and safety concerns for consumers and retail employees. According to “The Impact of Organized Retail Crime and Product Theft in the United States”:

pactful. Participating in the Audubon CBC is a fun and meaningful way to spend a winter for anyone and everyone.”

When combined with other surveys like the Breeding Bird Survey, the Audubon CBC provides a picture of how the continent’s bird populations have changed in time and space over the past hundred years. The longterm perspective is vital for conservationists. It informs strategies to protect birds and their habitat and helps identify environmental issues with implications for people as well.

For example, in 2019, Science published a study using decades of Audubon CBC data and other datasets to describe a grim picture: a steady loss of nearly three billion North American birds since 1970. Over the years, Audubon CBC data have been used in more than 300 peer-reviewed articles.

Last year, the 122nd Audubon CBC included 2,621 count circles worldwide. In total, 76,880 ob-

• 86% of retailers surveyed said an ORC subject has verbally threatened an associate,

• 75.9% said an ORC subject has physically assaulted an associate, and • 41% said an ORC subject has used a weapon to harm an associate

The ORC legislation would not have become law without the bi-partisan work of many legislators. Senate Bill 766 “Organized Retail Theft” was sponsored by Senators Danny Britt (R-Robeson), Tom McInnis (R-Anson), and Dave Craven (R-Guilford). A House

servers out in the field and watching feeders tallied up more than 42 million birds representing about 2,500 different species. To observe the trends of any particular species over the last twelve decades, please take a look at the CBC Trends Viewer.

The Audubon CBC is a community science project organized by the National Audubon Society in partnership with Birds Canada. There is no fee to participate.

The Audubon CBC is open to birders of all skill levels, and Audubon’s free Bird Guide app makes it even easier to learn more.

To sign up for an Audubon CBC and ensure your bird count data make it into the official Audubon database, please find the circle nearest you and register with your local Audubon CBC compiler. All Audubon CBC data must be submitted through the official compiler to be added to the long-running census. For more information and to find a count near you, visit www.christmasbirdcount.org.

companion bill was sponsored by Representatives Jamie Boles (R-Moore), Ted Davis (RNew Hanover), Allen McNeill (R-Moore) and Carson Smith (R-Columbus) who ushered SB 766 through the House. It was due to the diligent work of these bill sponsors, in collaboration with House Majority Leader Robert Reives (D-Chatham) and Senator Mujtaba Mohammed (D-Mecklenburg), that ensured its passage through committee and floor votes in their respective chambers.

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North Elementary celebrates 12 Days of Christmas

North Elementary students and staff celebrated the 12 days leading up to Christmas this year. Each day had a different theme: red, scarf, stripes, Christmas Character, flannel, bling, Santa and helpers, green, Christmas socks, Christmas shirt, Tacky Christmas, and Pajama Day. Santa, the Grinch, and the Conductor from the Polar Express visited staff and students to spread Christmas cheer!

LIBRARY

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Mountain Little theatre aka Joy Performance Center, 202 South Railroad Ave., Kings Mountain. Meet Dr. King is a wonderful introduction to the life and work of one of America’s most influential men. This show is perfect for younger audiences, serving to introduce students to major concepts of Black History like freedom, integration, and equality. Meet Dr. King helps young people begin to understand the importance of Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement. Follow along as the play takes us from Dr. King’s life as just a young boy experiencing racism for the first time, to meeting his wife, Coretta, to becoming a pastor and finally a national inspiration.

Lego Club (Ages 6-12) - Third Thursday of every month 3:30-4:30 p.m. Library Community Room. Free build and participate in group projects, snacks provided.

Notary Class (Adults Only) - (Registration Required). Register and Pay Cost $100.00 at The Legrand Center. Monday, January 23, 9:00-3:30 p.m.

Library Community Room

Planning Your Spring Garden (Adult) - (Registration Required). Wednesday, January 25, 2-3 p.m. Library Community Room. Join Cleveland County’s own YouTube sensation Justin Lane from S&K Greenhouse. There will be a drawing for a $30 gift certificate.

Zoom’N On-Line Book Group

(Adults) - (Registration Required) 0 Read. Relish. Recap. Read a book of your choice and share with the group. Fourth Wednesday of every month 4:00-5:00 p.m. Register: www.mauneylibrary.org event calendar. Event URL will be sent via registration email.

Cricut Basics for Beginners (Adults) (Registration Required) Tuesday, January 31, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Library Community Room. Learn the basics of using a Cricut cutting machine and make a simple craft using Cricut Design Space. This class is reserved for those with no prior experience.

Please follow the library on Facebook and Instagram. Mauney Memorial Library is located at 100 S. Piedmont Avenue, Kings Mountain, NC 28086. For the latest in library news and events, visit www.mauneylibrary.org.

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This young man gets a special visit with the Grinch.

Mountaineer Classic begins Wednesday, KM hosts Harding in last of four games

Kings Mountain’s Mountaineers will host their annual holiday tournament beginning Wednesday at Donald L. Parker Gymnasium.

Some of the top teams in the area will be competing beginning at 3 p.m. with Irmo, SC battling the East Rutherford Cavaliers. Butler takes on Ballou at 4:30,

Shelby faces Rock Hill at 6 and the Mountaineers will play Charlotte Harding at 7:30.

The second round will be played on Thursday at the same times. If Kings Mountain wins its first game, they will play the Irmo-East Rutherford winner at 7:30.

Friday’s action begins at 4:30 with the third place bat-

tle. The championship will begin at 7:30.

The Mountaineers will carry a 3-0 Big South Conference and 5-2 overall record into their opening round game.

Harding comes in with a 3-7 overall record but the Rams have played some of the Charlotte area’s toughest teams. Their losses have

been to West Charlotte, East Mecklenburg, North Mecklenburg, Olympic, Metrolina Christian and Mooresville.

The Rams posted wins over Garinger, West Mecklenburg and Berry Academy.

Head coach Ben Brickhouse’s top players thus far have been 6-2 shooting guard Darius Abraham who is averaging 16.5 points per

game, guard-forward Kendarion Thomas who is scoring at an 11 point per game clip, and sophomore Chase Byson is averaging 10 per game.

Kings Mountain has been led on offense by freshmen Bradley Floyd, who is averaging 18.3 per game and Tucker Robinette who is averaging 11.9. Junior Curtis Simpson, who is averaging

six rebounds per game, and several other Mountaineers have been strong on defense.

The Mountaineers will return to Big South Conference play on January 6 at Gastonia Forestview. Their next conference home game will be January 10 against the South Point Red Raiders.

Mountaineers sweep Wildcats in BSC twinbill

Kings Mountain High’s varsity basketball teams swept North Gaston in their final pre-Christmas Big South Conference games last Tuesday in Dallas.

The Lady Mountaineers won easily 49-24 to break their two-game BSC losing streak, and the Mountaineers moved to 3-0 in the conference with a come from behind 63-58 victory.

Freshman Tucker Robinette scored his career high 25 points to lead the Mountaineers. KM’s leading scorer for the season thus far, Bradley Floyd, also finished in double figures with 14 points. He also dished out six assists and hauled in eight rebounds.

Bryson Brown and Curtis Simpson had big defensive efforts for the Mountaineers. Brown hauled down seven rebounds and stole the ball three times, and Simpson had five boards to go with his eight points.

Isaac Byers led the Wildcats with 17 points and Stephon Simmons added 14.

The hosts led 16-12 after the first period and 34-28 at the half. The Mountaineers outscored the Wildcats 18-10 in the third quarter to go up 46-44 and 17-14 over the final eight minutes to sew up the victory.

The Lady Mountaineers placed Tyasya Bell and Myracle Davis in double figures with 13 and 10 points, respectively, and CoRey Simpson barely missed with nine points.

Khalia King added seven, Farri Martin six and Austyn Dixon four.

BOYS BOXSCORE

KM (63) – Robinette 25, Floyd 14, Simpson 8, Osborne 6, Brown 4, Foster 2.

NG (58) – Byers 17, Simmons 14, Payne 9, Lattimore 5, Murrell 5, Wright 4.

KM drops two games to Shelby

Kings Mountain High’s varsity basketball teams were swept by Shelby in their final pre-Christmas games last Wednesday at Donald L. Parker Gymnasium.

to a quick start and defeated the Lady Mountaineers 69-

51.

Tyasya Bell led three-double digits scores for KM with 12 points. CoRey Simpson added 11 and Khalia King 10. Farri Martin and Myracle Davis rounded out the scoring with eight and four points,

The Lions also jumped out front early and handed the Mountaineers a 64-53 loss in the nightcap.

Freshmen Tucker Robinette and Bradley Floyd led the KM scoring with 18 and 15 points, respectively.

BOYS GAME

KM (53) – Robinette 18, Floyd 15, Foster 8, Simpson 7, Wilson 4, Linney 1. S (64) – Hollifield 15, Hamilton 13, Dist 7, McGill 6, Morgan 5, London 5, Dyson 4.

KMMS “Shine a light on Hunger” food drive

KMMS

tist, and Central United

Methodist, along with the “Blessing Boxes” around town.

This student-led drive, was made possible with the support of administration, See HUNGER, Page 2B

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staff, students, parents, along with the leadership of Mrs. Julia Clore-Laurich, Ms. Lisa May and Mrs. Missy Short.

Student volunteers came in early each morning to collect food items and give raffle tickets for each donated item. The school held

daily drawings for door prizes to keep students excited and engaged.

Science teacher, Mrs. Short said, “Our goal at the beginning, was to get the students excited about serving the community, but we were overwhelmed at the positive response. It was a school-wide effort.”

The final count came in at 7,345 food items for local food banks in KM.

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Scenes from Kings Mountain Middle School’s “Shine a light on Hunger” food drive held Nov 28- Dec 16 to support local food pantries. (Photo provided by Camille Putnam) Ms. Oates of East Elementary School in Kings Mountain received donations from Quick Way Cleaners. The business accepted donations of change, money, and toys for the children of East Elementary School. Thanks to those who donated, they were able to make some children's Christmas special. Photos by Regina Douglas

More scenes from North Elementary 12 Days of Christmas

Most children 6 months to 4 years are now eligible for their updated COVID19 vaccine, which protects against COVID-19 variants. These vaccine doses are becoming available in North Carolina this week following the Food and Drug Administration’s emergency use authorization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendation.

"We know parents and families are eager to protect their children from the many viruses going around our state, impacting our youngest North Carolinians," said North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kody H. Kinsley. "The COVID-19 vaccine and updated dose is an important tool to help protect them."

The updated vaccine is a bivalent vaccine that targets both the original coronavirus strain and Omicron variants. Like previous COVID-19 shots, children 6 months through 4 years get a smaller dose of this updated vaccine than other age groups. Children under 5 should get the same vaccine brand for all recommended doses. Children are eligible for the updated dose of their COVID-19 vaccine if they are:

• 6 months to 5 years and got their last dose of a Moderna vaccine at least two months ago

• 6 months to 4 years who already had two doses of the Pfizer vaccine and are ready for their third dose

Children 6 months and older may be able to get this updated COVID-19

dose along with other routine vaccines at the same visit. Parents should talk with a health care provider to make sure their child is up to date on COVID-19 and other vaccines. The COVID-19 vaccine is safe to take alongside the annual flu shot.

"More children now have the opportunity to get the most up-to-date protection from COVID-19 to help renew their body’s defenses against the virus," said NCDHHS Assistant Secretary for Public Health and State Public Health Officer Dr. Susan Kansagra. "Many North Carolinians have already protected themselves and their children from the virus by getting vaccinated. Now is the time to make sure the whole family is up to date so you can continue to have the best protection this winter."

Right now, COVID-19 vaccines are still free to everyone through federal funding, regardless of insurance or immigration status. When federal funding ends, COVID-19 vaccines will be available like flu shots and other routine vaccinations but may no longer be free for everyone. Flu vaccines are often available at little to no cost.

Parents and guardians of children who do not have an established health care provider can search for a nearby vaccine provider at MySpot.nc.gov.

Updated COVID shots for young children Beware, warrant scam circulating again

Gaston County Sheriff’s Office, GCSO, recently shared a notice from Gaston County Police (GCP) regarding the “I’m Sgt Johnson with the Gaston County Sheriff’s Office and you have a warrant for your arrest” scam.

In this version, the fake Sgt. Johnson told the victim that he could remedy the arrest warrant by going to a local gas station and transferring $430 worth of bitcoin to the scammer.

Unfortunately, the victim followed the scammer’s instructions and is now out $430.

GPD reminded residents that legitimate law enforcement agencies will not call individuals and demand or request money from com-

munity members for unpaid traffic citations, missed court dates, or a perceived arrest warrant.

GCSO added it will not tell you to go to a gas station and send bitcoins as a way of taking care of a “warrant”. If you’re ever in doubt about the validity of the call you received, please call the Communications Warrant Repository at 704862-6681 and they will be glad to verify the claim.

Remember, law enforcement will not contact you by phone to handle any criminal matters by any type of currency (cash, gift cards, or cryptocurrency) and these matters are handled in person at the jail. If ever in doubt, call 704-869-6800.

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Pajama Day Santa made special visits to the classrooms Stripes Day (Photos provided by Anna Hughes)

C.D. Spangler Foundation invests $10M to transform Women’s care at Atrium Health

Atrium Health announced today a $10 million gift to the Giving Hope campaign from Anna Spangler Nelson and Thomas C. Nelson, through the C.D. Spangler Foundation. The gift will transform women’s care at Atrium Health facilities across the region by increasing access to care, expanding education and training programs to im-

prove birth outcomes, and providing children a healthy start in life to help prepare them for academic success.

Thomas Nelson, chair of both Atrium Health’s board of directors and the new Advocate Health board of which Atrium Health is a part, and wife Anna are committed to supporting an ambitious, multifaceted strategy to improve health

LEGAL NOTICE

COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

Having qualified on 19th day of December, 2022 as Executrix of the Estate of ANNE I. CROTHERS; A/K/A, ANNE IDE CROTHERS, 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, Cynthia Dominick, Executrix, on or before the 28th of March, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 28th day of December, 2022.

Cynthia Dominick, Executrix Estate of: Anne I. Crothers; a/k/a, Anne Ide Crothers 304 Pineville Road Spartanburg, SC 29307

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LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

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

In the Matter of the Estate of: KAREN TESSENEER MACOMSON, Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS and DEBTORS

Having qualified on the 10th day of November, 2022 as Executor of the Estate of Karen Tesseneer Macomson, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Executor on or before the 8th day of March, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment.

This the 7th day of December, 2022 BRANDON LEE MULL 636 S. POST RD. SHELBY, NC 28152

KM (12/7, 12/14, 12/21, & 12/28/22)

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

Having qualified on 21st of December, 2022 as Administratrix of the Estate of SPENCER DEE SMITH, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against said estate to present them to the undersigned, Amy Carpenter, Administratrix on or before the 28th of March, 2023, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 28th day of December, 2022.

Amy Carpenter, Administratrix Estate of Spencer Dee Smith 124 Kester Drive. Cherryville, NC 28021

KMH (12/28/2022 & 11/04, 11, & 18/2023)

LEGAL NOTICE

Notice of Administration

Having qualified as Limited Personal Representative of the Estate of Carolyn M. Lutz; aka, Carolyn Virginia Moore Lutz DOD: 11/12/2022, deceased, late of 2016 Fairview Road, Shelby, NC 28150, Cleveland County, North Carolina, the undersigned does hereby notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate said decedent to present them, duly verified, to the undersigned at 524 Country Club Circle, Shelby, North Carolina, 28150, on or before the 21st of March, 2023, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the said estate will please make immediate settlement with the undersigned.

This the 21st day of December, 2022.

Adelyn L. Parker Limited Personal Representative of the Estate of Carolyn M. Lutz File # 22-E-1047

KMH (12/21, 28/2022 & 1/04, 11/2023)

access and overall health for women and adolescent girls across the state. This strategy involves experiential education and training for care providers; access to high-quality, culturally compassionate care, close to home; and support for future academic growth in Women’s Care at Atrium Health.

North Carolina reports some of the poorest health outcomes for women, including the 11th highest infant mortality rate in the country. The C.D. Spangler

Foundation’s investment in Atrium Health’s women’s care programs can positively impact these outcomes, elevate the importance of maternal care and educate women and teens, meeting them where they are – in a trusted environment.

With support from the C.D. Spangler Foundation, Atrium Health will enhance its maternal care and healthy beginnings program, expanding both CenteringPregnancy, which engages moms in group prenatal care, and CenteringPar-

LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATRIX

Having qualified on 30th of November, 2022 as Administratrix of the Estate of Carroll Lawrence Strange (22 E 631), deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against said estate to present them, duly verified, to A. Susan Biggers, Administratrix, Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C., 402 East Graham Street, Shelby, North Carolina 28150, on or before March 29, 2023, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 28th day of December, 2022.

A. Susan Biggers Administratrix of the Estate of Carroll Lawrence Strange Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C. 402 East Graham Street Shelby, North Carolina 28150 KMH (12/28/2022 & 1/04, 11 & 18/2023)

LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

Having qualified on 13th of December, 2022 as Administratrix of the Estate of STEVE W. MILLER, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against said estate to present them to the undersigned, Doris Miller, Administratrix on or before the 21st of March, 2023, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 21st day of December, 2022.

Doris Miller, Administratrix Estate of Steve W. Miller 1305 Greer St. Shelby, NC 28152

KMH (12/21, 28/2022 & 1/04, 11/2023)

LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

Having qualified on 8th day of December, 2022 as Executrix of the Estate of LAURA BELL VAUGHN, 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, Daphne Petty, Executrix, on or before the 15th of March, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 14th day of December, 2022.

Daphne Petty, Executrix Estate of: Laura Bell Vaughn 111 Ridgewood St Shelby, NC 28152

KMH (12/14, 21, 28/2022 & 1/04/2023)

LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

Having qualified on 1st of December, 2022 as Administratrix of the Estate of GREGORY CLAYTON OLMSTEAD, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against said estate to present them to the undersigned, Cindy M. Spearman, Administratrix on or before the 7th of March, 2023, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 7th day of December, 2022.

Cindy M. Spearman, Administratrix

Estate of Gregory Clayton Olmstead 1834 Stony Point Road Shelby, NC 28150

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enting, which emphasizes family-centered, well-child care. Participation in these programs has led to decreased rates of preterm and low weight babies and improvements in breastfeeding rates, spacing between pregnancies, recommended health care visits and immunization rates.

Additional support from the foundation will promote community doulas and in-home care – a cost efficient approach to improving perinatal and postpartum outcomes. Funding will also help expand the “Drive to Thrive” mobile medical outreach program to serve those who have limited access to reproductive, maternal and prenatal care.

“This transformative gift from the C.D. Spangler Foundation will allow Atrium Health to support even more women – and their families – at every stage of the parenthood journey and help bring their children into the world with the resources and opportunities to thrive,” said Eugene A. Woods, chief executive officer of Advocate Health, of which Atrium Health is a part. “We are deeply grateful for Anna and Tom Nelson’s inspiring commitment

to train and support women’s health care providers, while helping to expand access to care for women and families across North Carolina.”

To further advance Atrium Health as an academic learning health system, a portion of the C.D. Spangler Foundation gift will support training and recruitment. The funds will establish a women’s care mobilized training program to deliver team-based medical simulation for health care professionals across the state.

Dr. Katie Borders, assistant specialty medical director for Atrium Health Women’s Care and medical director at Shelby OBGYN, has been anticipating such a training opportunity for her tri-county footprint. Contact: Kirstin Ashford Kirstin.Ashford@AtriumHealth. org

“This is extremely impactful for clinical teams in rural areas like Cleveland County, where we don’t have access to simulation training resources onsite,” said Borders. “By taking this training on the road, Atrium Health will help providers promote safe birth

See $10M, Page 5B

LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

Having qualified on 31st day of October, 2022 as Executrix of the Estate of PATRICIA A. ROSS; A/K/A, PATRICIA POOLE ROSS, 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, Tammy Pearson, Executrix, on or before the 15th of March, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 14th day of December, 2022.

Tammy Pearson, Executrix Estate of: Patricia A. Ross; a/k/a, Patricia Poole Ross 124 Kelly Jo Lane Shelby, NC 28150

KMH (12/14, 21, 28/2022 & 1/04/2023)

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 ELLEN HARRIS, Deceased.

NOTICE

and DEBTORS

CREDITORS

TO

Having qualified on the 7th day of December, 2022 as Executrix of the Estate of Mary Ellen Harris, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Executor on or before the 15th day of March, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment.

This the 14th day of December, 2022

MYRA GETTYS 1459 UNION CHURCH ROAD SHELBY, NC 28150

KM (12/14, 12/21, 12/28/22, & 1/4/23)

LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

Having qualified on 14th day of December, 2022 as Executor of the Estate of GLENDA BELLE KAY; AKA, GLENDA HICKMAN KAY, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Mark John Kay, Executor, on or before the 21st of March, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 21st day of December, 2022.

Mark John Kay, Executor Estate of: Glenda Belle Kay; aka, Glenda Hickman Kay 4938 Casar Rd Lawndale, NC 28090

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American Pickers looking for junk to pick

American Pickers are looking for large, rare collections, and things they have never seen before. If you have an interesting collection, and stories to go along with them, they want to hear from you.

American Pickers are on a mission to recycle Amer-

ica, even if it means diving into countless piles of grimy junk. Hitting back roads from coast to coast, the Pickers earn a living by restoring forgotten relics to their former glory, transforming one person’s trash into another’s treasure.

The show follows the team as they scour the country for hidden gems in junk-

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: JUANITA AGNES S. CAVENY aka JUANITA SMITH CAVENY, Deceased.

Having qualified on the 14th day of December, 2022 as Executrix of the Estate of JUANITA AGNES S. CAVENY aka JUAITA SMITH CAVENY, 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 23rd day of March, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment.

This the 21st day of December, 2022

Diana C. Stroupe (FKA Hughes) 113 Early Road Kings Mountain, NC 28086

C. Andrew Neisler, Jr

CLONINGER & NEISLER ATTYS

P.O. Box 515, 300 E. King Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086

KM (12/21 & 12/28/22, 1/4 & 1/11/23)

LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

Having qualified on 6th day of December, 2022 as Administrator of the Estate of FRANCES ALLEN BULLOCK, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Brenton S. Begley, Administrator, on or before the 21st of March, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 21st day of December, 2022.

Brenton S. Begley, Administrator Estate of: Frances Allen Bullock McINTYRE ELDER LAW 233 E. Graham Street Shelby, NC 28150

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LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

Having qualified on 29th day of September, 2022 as Administrator of the Estate of ROBERT WAYNE BULLOCK, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Brenton S. Begley, Administrator, on or before the 21st of March, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 21st day of December, 2022.

Brenton S. Begley, Administrator Estate of: Robert Wayne Bullock McINTYRE ELDER LAW 233 E. Graham Street Shelby, NC 28150

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LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

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

In the Matter of the Estate of: JOHN HOGUE GJELHAUG, Deceased File No. 22 E 382

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA CLEVELAND COUNTY

IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION 22 E 382 Having qualified as Administratrix of the Estate of John Hogue Gjelhaug, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the Estate of said John Hogue Gjelhaug to present them, duly verified, to the undersigned, Jessica G. Morton, c/o Loann S. Meekins, Teddy Meekins & Talbert, PLLC, 301-A E. Warren Street, Shelby, NC 28150 on or before the 8th day of March, 2023 or same will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said Estate please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 7th day of December, 2022. Jessica G. Morton, Administratrix of the Estate, c/o Loann S. Meekins, Teddy Meekins & Talbert, PLLC, 301A E. Warren Street, Shelby, NC 28150 KM (12/07, 12/14, 12/21 & 12/28/2022)

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LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

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

In the Matter of the Estate of: REBECCA C. BRACKETT aka REBECCA CONDREY BRACKETT, Deceased.

Having qualified on the 15th day of December, 2022 as Executrix of the Estate of REBECCA C. BRACKETT aka REBECCA CONDREY BRACKETT, 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 23rd day of March, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment.

This the 21st day of December, 2022

Amber Nicole Gipson, Ex. 1135 Longbranch Road Grover, NC 28073

C. Andrew Neisler, Jr CLONINGER & NEISLER ATTYS P.O. Box 515, 300 E. King Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086

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LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

Having qualified on 8th day of December, 2022 as Executor of the Estate of LINDA GRACE WEAST TOWERY, 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, Robert Edward Thrift, Executor, on or before the 21st of March, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 21st day of December, 2022.

Robert Edward Thrift, Executor Estate of: Linda Grace Weast Towery 736 Lakehurst Dr Shelby, NC 28150

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LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

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

In the Matter of the Estate of: RODGER T. MCDANIEL, aka RODGER TALMADGE MCDANIEL, Deceased.

Having qualified on the 30th day of November, 2022 as Executrix of the Estate of Rodger T. McDaniel aka Rodger Talmadge McDaniel, 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 9th day of March, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment.

This the 7th day of December, 2022

Cynthia M. Smith, Ex 129 Uley Branch Road Dallas, NC 28034

C. Andrew Neisler, Jr

CLONINGER & NEISLER ATTYS

P.O. Box 515, 300 E. King Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086

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LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

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

In the Matter of the Estate of: DONALD RAY POWELL, Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS and DEBTORS

Having qualified on the 5th day of December, 2022 as Administrator of the Estate of Donald Ray Powell, 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 16th day of March, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment.

This the 14th day of December, 2022 Donald Christopher Powell, Adm 909 Oak Grove Road Kings Mountain, NC 28086 C. Andrew Neisler, Jr. CLONINGER & NEISLER ATTYS P.O Box 515, 300 E. King Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086 KM (12/14, 12/21, 12/28/22, & 1/4/23)

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LEGAL NOTICE EXECUTRIX NOTICE

Having qualified on the 9th of December 2022 as Executrix of the Estate of Aaron Jay Lowery (22 E 782) deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against said estate to present them, duly verified, to Amy Lanell Lowery, c/o A. Susan Biggers, Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C., 402 East Graham Street, Shelby, North Carolina 28150, on or before March 22, 2023, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate will please make immediate settlement with the undersigned. This the 21st day of December, 2022.

Amy Lanell Lowery Executrix of the Estate of Aaron Jay Lowery c/o A. Susan Biggers Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C. 402 East Graham Street Shelby, North Carolina 28150

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LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATRIX

Having qualified on 29th of September, 2022 as Administratrix of the Estate of Barbara Harrill Hawkins (22 E 851), deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against said estate to present them, duly verified, to Susan Sullens, Administratrix, c/o A. Susan Biggers, Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C., 402 East Graham Street, Shelby, North Carolina 28150, on or before March 22nd, 2023, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 21st day of December, 2022.

Susan Sullens Administratrix of the Estate of Barbara Harrill Hawkins c/o A. Susan Biggers Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C. 402 East Graham Street Shelby, North Carolina 28150

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LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATRIX

Having qualified on 1st of December, 2022 as Administratrix of the Estate of Billy Gene Lovelace (20 E 940), deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against said estate to present them, duly verified, to A. Susan Biggers, Administratrix, Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C., 402 East Graham Street, Shelby, North Carolina 28150, on or before March 15, 2023, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 14th day of December, 2022.

A. Susan Biggers

Administratrix of the Estate of Billy Gene Lovelace Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C. 402 East Graham Street Shelby, North Carolina 28150

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The 1964 International Harvester Metro was found on the property of a Chesterfield, Massachusetts resident who had lived on the property since 2005. Photo by History.com

ANNOUNCEMENTS

CHRISTIAN SCHOOL BOYS BASEBALL TRYOUTS!

Charity Christian School will have Varsity Boys Baseball Tryouts on Saturday, January 7th and Saturday January 14th at 2:00pm at the Belwood Park Field, 147 Carpenter Grove Church Road, Lawndale, NC 28090. Homeschool Students can qualify to participate. Call the School Office for more details! (704) 419-4574 charitychristianschool@ gmail.com

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EMPLOYMENT

GENERAL

FOR SALE

FOR SALE

TWO CLEVELAND MEMORIAL GARDENS CEMETERY

FOR SALE

(704) 473-4299

BUSINESS SERVICES

BLANTON’S TREE SERVICE LLC. TREE TRIMMING AND REMOVAL SERVICES, STORM CLEANUP, LANDSCAPING AND SMALL GRADING JOBS FULLY INSURED. CALL FOR YOUR FREE ESTIMATE TODAY! (704) 692-4203

TREE, BRUSH AND DEBRIS REMOVAL. Also land clearing and dump truck service. 828289-0742.

PARSONS DINING CHAIRS, 2, GRAY, $78 OBO. Set of 2 Parsons dining chairs, gray upholstered fabric, comfortable, EC. (980) 404-0606

TRAILER-BUY-SELL-TRADE! “Must Have Title” J Johnson Sales (828) 245-5895

STORAGE BUILDINGS NEW, USED, REPOS “BUY, SELL, TRADE!” J Johnson Sales, Forest City, NC. (828) 245-5895

BOAT & RV COVERS-WE INSTALL. 14 on Site that you can look at and touch! J Johnson Sales 2690 221South, Forest City, NC (828) 245-5895

Two adjacent cemetery plots in Cleveland Memorial Gardens near Shelby and Boiling Springs, NC (843) 431-6640

2 SUNDASH COMMERICAL TANNING BEDS with facial tanner. 32 bulbs each. $900 ea. If interest call 336-9788819.

ASSORTMENT OF CHILTON REPAIR MANUALS. I have a large assortment of Chilton Auto Repair Manuals. Some are imports and trucks. Some Motor Manuals all are hard back copies. Best Offer! (704) 300-1818 kim_hopper@bellsouth.net 1999 DODGE 1500. $800. I have ‘99 Dodge pickup, been wrecked, has some good body parts, has good 360 engine. Does not run, Parts only. (704) 300-1818 kim_hopper@bellsouth.net

FIREWOOD SEASONED 95% OAK., 1/4 cord load - $70, $85 - delivered. Bundles - $5 each. 704-435-3970 or 704-4583081.

STRONGWAY GARDEN CART. The tires are flat. $25.00. 704-692-0085.

DOZENS ENCLOSED TRAILERS 10% OFF. CASH or CREDIT CARD. “We also Rent to Own” No Credit Check! J Johnson Sales 828-245-5895. Located at 2690 US Hwy. 221 South, Forest City, NC.

City 828-245-5895

ITEMS FOR SALE Stiel Power Auger with 2 attachments-$175, Electric Pole Chainsaw-$95, Draft Beer Refrigerator-5 Kegs and 3 Beer Gas Bottles and many accessories-$185, Weight Bench w/bar & weights-$125. 828-286-8093.

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, (704) 473-0867

BEGINNING BEEKEEPING CLASS. Two-day Cleveland County Beekeepers Association class includes textbook, class materials, association membership, mentor program, & more. $45/person or $70/couple sharing class materials. Class Dates: Saturday, January 28, 2023 & Saturday, February 4, 2023 (both classes required). Please contact us for more information or to register. (704) 487-7731 clevelandcountybeekeepersnc@ gmail.com

CLEVELAND COUNTY GARAGE DOORS. Summer Tuneup Special, $69.95. We will check all your equipment lube, make sure it’s working correctly. We repair broken doors. Also offering new installations. 704477-9119 or 704-472-9367.

WARREN AUTOMOTIVE SALES & SERVICE. State of the Art Diagnostics for Major or Minor Repairs.Trusted & Skilled Mechanics. Tuesday - Saturday 10 - 6 (828) 748-8050

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

YARD BUDDY. Outdoor work such as trimming bushes, small trees, spraying weeds, gutter cleaning. General property clean-up. No grass cutting or leaves. Serving Shelby & Cleveland County. (980) 2950750

JAMES BALLARD PAINTING SERVICE. Paint Kitchen Cabinets only. Pre-estimated price. References available. 828-4297511 or 828-429-3743. Ask for James.

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

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

J DOUGLAS TREE SERVICE LLC. Tree removal, trimming, 24 hour emergency service, 20% discount to Seniors, First Responders, Police Officers. 704-276-1114.

CONCRETE SPECIALTIES. Driveways, patios, slabs, sidewalks, Bobcat work. Kelvin Carter 864-590-8054.

RETAINING WALLS, PAVERS, GRADING, DEMOLITION, site cleanup, ponds, fencing, maintenance, irrigation, landscaping, pruning, planting, excavator work. 828-453-8113.

NO-BUG CHRISTMAS! Bob’s Pest Control. Yard sprays only. Ants, fire ants, yellow jackets, roaches, mice, rats. 704-6897024.

SHIPMAN’S MASONRY- 48 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Brick, Block & Stone, Outside Fireplaces, Foundations, Underpinnings. “Free Estimates”. 1st Quality Work! (863) 532-1587

ANTIQUES

FURNITURE FOR SALE. Wood canopy bed, excellent shape, $500.00; leather catnapper reclining sofa, brown, $300.00; wooden rectangle table with 6 chairs, $200.00; marble coffee table and 2 end tables, $100. Please call 704830-4965 and leave message. (704) 830-4965 ccollins1@carolina.rr.com

7 TON GOOSENECK 25 FOOT. Lay Flat Ramp “All Rubber Seal Lights” Tool Box & More! $12,900 OR No Credit Check Rent to Own. From $639 month. J Johnson Sales 2690 221South, Forest City, NC (828) 245-5895

KNITTING MACHINE FOR SALE. Can manufacture the following products and more. Compression tube socks, compression products for arms, legs and wrist where ever pain exist. Beanie caps, Scarfs, Toboggans, Banners, small flags, stockings, leg warmers, mittens, Knit cuffs for garments. Logo’s can be put on all products for your organization. You manufacture the products or we can do it for you. Contact: Jimmie, 704-750-6102

LARGE MIRRORED BACK GLASS CURIO $400 Mirrored back, 4 glass shelves and light. Sides are glass as well. Cabinet stands 80” tall, 16” deep and 45” wide. Has two sliding front doors. Paid $800 about 10 years ago. Comes from a non-smoking home. (704) 472-3860

SEASONED SMALL STOVE WOOD. Cut, split and delivered. All seasoned or mixed with green oak. $75. 828-395-0758.

BOSTITCH COIL FRAMING NAILER, pneumatic(89C-1) including box of coiled nails $110. (4) 275x35x21 (103Y) Bridgestone Tires (2) new, (2) good used $120. (4) 265x50x20 Goodyear tires, mud/snow, $160. Tomy lift for pick-up, works well, sold truck $350. 828-286-8093.

48” SAW MILL BLADE (RUSTY) $200, Toro Wheel Horse (15.5hp - 44” Cut) $400. Totes $75-$100, Burning Barrels $15, Feed Barrels $20, Solid Top Barrels (Plastic & Metal) $10. Hickory, NC. Call Jeff before 6 pm (828) 3274782

WE’VE GOT THE KNIVES &COINS! Jake’s Knives & Coins located at 1008 S. Lafayette St., Shelby. Call 704-6006996 (980) 295-5568

TRAILERS, TRAILERS!

DUMP TRAILERS, GOOSENECK, DECK OVER, EQUIPMENT, ALL PURPOSE TRAILERS, CAR HAULERS. Cash, Finance, Credit Cards, Rent to Own (No Credit Check) J Johnson Sales 2690 221South, Forest City, NC (828) 245-5895

STEEL BUILDINGS (OPEN OR FULLY ENCLOSED) 14 on Display. 12’ Wide to 40 EVEN 60 Clear Span. “We do Grading, Gravel, Concrete” TURN KEY! J Johnson Sales 2690 221South, Forest City, NC (828) 245-5895

NEW CAR SHED FOR THE NEW YEAR! Single Car $288 Down from $89 month. Double $395 Down from $123.45 month. J Johnson Sales 2690 221South, Forest City, NC (828) 245-5895

OLD GAMBLING MACHINE $150. Would make a good man cave piece. (704) 300-1818 kim_hopper@bellsouth.net

ALL GOOSENECKS & EQUIPMENT TRAILERS. 25 Ft. Gooseneck 10 Ton was $16,900 NOW $15,200 “Only 1 at this price til Dec. 23rd” J Johnson Sales, inc. 2690 US Hwy. 221 South, Forest City, NC. Ph. 828-245-5895

FREE MILITARY GRADE TACTICAL FLASHLIGHT Free! Military Grade Tactical Flashlight with self-defense features, 3 brightness levels, window breakage aspect - NC4Ever@ usa.com

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

STORAGE BUILDING FOR SALE. 10x16 Barn Style Roof and Door, 2 Lofts, 2 Windows, Metal roof. $4,000 or OBO. 704-718-1035.

ALL ENCLOSED TRAILERS 10% OFF! 8.5’ x 36’ Enclosed Auto Carrier (Three 7k Axels) with Heat & A/C was $47,900 Repo Price $31,000 til Dec. 23rd. J Johnson Sales, Forest City, NC. Ph. 828-245-5895

2022 SHOPRIDER $595.00 Shoprider Streamer, used with new batteries 275 lb wt limit, delivered, charger, tech warranty, or a New unit at $950. Scooterman John (704) 951-4224 mobilityservices07@ gmail.com

10 TON HAND PUNCH $75. Heavy duty bench drill press $75. Fuel oil tank $60. Various wood carvings. 828-305-3123.

1 LOT WITH 4 ADJOINING PLOTS. $3900. Located in Rose Hill Cemetery in Fallston, NC. (704) 472-5682

GREAT FOR

NC. Call 704-600-6996 or (980) 295-5568

FIREWOOD FOR SALE Truck and Trailer Loads. $50 - $75. Can Deliver. 704-466-7623.

DOG KENNELS $449.99 NOW $399.99 til Dec. 23rd, 2022. Dog House was $150.00 NOW $100.00 til Dec. 23rd. “Delivery & Setup is Available!” J Johnson Sales, inc. 2690 US Hwy. 221 South, Forest City, NC. Ph. 828-551-7176

NEW BEE KEEPING PROTECTIVE GEAR Helmet with vail-$15, Gloves-$10/pair, Suit with vail-$65. Limited sizes and quanity available. 828980-1823.

DEER CORN, 50 POUND BAG. $11. Callahan Farms. Cletus: 704-300-5341; Steve: 704-472-8865; Todd: 704-6921627

PURE RAW LOCAL HONEY. $20 quart, $12 pint. Produced in Rutherford County. Comb honey $24 quart. Call/text Jackson Corbin 828-980-1823.

TRACTORS, EQUIPMENT, RIDING MOWERS, GARDEN TILLERS, GO-KARTS. Ready to mow. All in excellent condition. Can deliver, 30+ years experience in repair work. 828980-0853, 704-476-9383.

PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS with Scratch Pads! Press Room Printing. 704-482-2243. (704) 538-5788

ROUND KITCHEN TABLE with 4 chairs. 42” diameter, 29” height,18” leaf. $50 FIRM. 704-477-1936.

NEVER BEFORE 10% OFF “ALL” Carports, Garages & RV Covers. Now thru Dec. 23rd. J Johnson Sales in Forest City, NC. Ph. 828-245-5895

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MAINTANENCE/ GROUNDSKEEPER. Must have valid drivers license. Call 704-473-4299.
NOW UNTIL CHRISTMAS. Open 10am-5pm Tuesday-Sat. Closed Sunday & Monday. Farm House Decor, Antiques, Collectibles, Vintage Toys, Hot Wheels, Jewelry, Christmas and MORE. 985 US 74 Business Hwy., Ellenboro. Find us on FB. 828-382-0075. FOR SALE LOTS OF TOYS AND NICE stuff for sale. Call 704-2408023 NEW 6X12 TRAILER “RENT TO OWN” No Credit Check! $582 Down-$161 per month. Includes Tax & Title Fee. J Johnson Sales 2690 221South, Forest City, NC. (828) 245-5895
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“We Buy, Sell & Trade”! Jake’s Knives Coins, Collectibles & Antiques located at 1008 S. Lafayette St., Shelby,
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Taking care of aging eyes

As we age, so do our eyes. Though weakened vision is inevitable and the chance of disease increases, there are preventive steps you can take to strengthen your eye health and solutions available to help alleviate declining eyesight.

VSP, the only national not-for-profit vision care company, suggests what you can do to protect your vision as you age. Though aging eyes will always be working against you, there are preventive measures you can take to maintain good eye health. Many eye problems can be prevented or corrected if caught early. The most crucial step is making sure you get regular eye exams and set up an appointment with your eye doctor if you have additional vision concerns.

Here are six of the most common vision challenges and eye problems you may run into as you age, as well as simple treatments for relief.

• Dry eyes. Dry eyes are a symptom of aging eyes and can be itchy and uncomfortable. This occurs when eyes stop producing enough tears or quality tears. If you feel you are experiencing dry eyes, you can try using a humidifier

in your home or see a doctor to obtain eye drops.

• Excessive Tearing. Tears may build up a little more easily as you age, especially in bright lights, in wind or with temperature changes. To prevent tearing, use sunglasses or shield your eyes when in such conditions. You may consider seeing a doctor if tearing occurs outside of these conditions, as it could be a more serious problem, such as an eye infection or a blocked tear duct.

• Eye Floaters. Some people may experience floaters, or small specks that float in front of their field of vision. This is normal for aging eyes; however, it can also signify more serious eye problems. If you notice eye floaters, it would be wise to visit the eye doctor for a checkup as

soon as possible.

• Presbyopia. The most common sign of aging eyesight is Presbyopia, difficulty seeing close objects or small print. Many devices could be helpful in easing this sight obstacle. You can find, for example, telescopic glasses, lenses that filter light and magnifying glasses to enlarge print. Electronic devices are also helpful, as they can be adjusted to provide larger fonts.

• Cataracts. Cataracts form slowly and painlessly, but over time, the cloudy areas that develop in the eye lens can keep light from passing through to the retina, which can cause blurry vision. If you suspect that you have cataracts that are contributing to blurry vision, reach out to your eye doctor to dis-

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• Glaucoma. Glaucoma is often related to increased pressure in the eye. The concerning aspect of Glaucoma is that there are no early symptoms or pain that would indicate that you have Glaucoma. Those at risk of developing this eye disease have risk factors associated with heredity, race, age, diabetes, and some types of medication. Your eye doctor can

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Many diseases can be treated if they are caught quickly, however there are eye emergency signs that you’ll want to watch for, such as:

• Sudden onset of blurry vision

• Increase in new eye floaters

• Eye pain

• Double vision

• Redness and/or swelling of your eye or eyelid If you experience any of the symptoms listed above, reach out to your eye doctor as soon as possible.

Whether or not you are concerned about aging eye issues, one way to stay on top of any developing eye problems is to have an annual eye exam.

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Dear Savvy Senior, What tips do you recommend to Medicare beneficiaries dealing with hefty medical bills? My husband recently had open heart surgery and is recovering slowly, but the medical bills are coming in fast and furious and they’re putting us in medical debt.

Struggling in Springfield

Dear Struggling, I’m sorry to hear about your billing struggles, but medical debt has unfortunately become a chronic problem in this country. According to U.S. Census data 19 percent of Americans households carry medical debt, including 10 percent of households headed by someone 65 or older. Even seniors on Medicare can easily get snagged in a web of complicated billing and coverage problems.

To help you slash your medical bills, here are some tips recommended by health care experts that you should try.

Double check your bills: Almost half of all medical bills contain at

least one error, including duplicate charges or charges for services you never received. If you’re facing a high bill and are on the hook for some portion of it, request itemized invoices from the hospital and other providers that detail everything you were charged for and go through them line by line. If you find something you don’t understand or find fishy contact the provider for an explanation or a correction.

Wait for your EOB: Doctors’ offices and hospitals may mail initial bills to you before they even submit them to your health insurer. So, hold off on any payment until you receive an explanation of benefits (EOB) from your provider – Medicare, supplemental Medicare, Medicare Advantage, or private insurer. This will show what you owe after your insurance has paid its portion.

If your EOB shows that your insurer is refusing to pay for services that you think should be covered, call them to see whether it’s a correctable mistake, such as a coding error for a certain test or treatment. If it’s truly a

denial of coverage, you may need to file an appeal. For details on how to file a Medicare appeal, see Medicare. gov/claims-appeals/how-do-i-filean-appeal.

Ask for a discount: Call the hospital’s accounting office or the billing staff at your doctor’s practice and ask if they can reduce your bill. You’d be surprised how often this works. Or if you have the funds to pay the entire bill, ask the hospital or provider for a “prompt pay” discount which may save you 15 percent or more.

If it’s best for you to pay your bills over time, ask the billing office to set up a no-interest payment plan for you. It’s in the provider’s interest to work with you to obtain payment.

You can also call the hospital where your husband had his surgery and ask a billing specialist if the facility offers financial assistance. According to the American Hospital Association, about half of U.S. hospitals are nonprofit. This means they are required to offer free or discounted services in some instances. This is

usually reserved for low to moderate income patients who have limited or no health insurance, but requirements vary from hospital to hospital.

Get help: If you’ve gotten nowhere on your own, contact the Patient Advocate Foundation (patientadvocate.org, 800-532-5274) who can help you understand and negotiate your medical bills, free of charge.

Or consider hiring a medical billing professional to negotiate for you but be aware that these services can cost upward of $100 an hour. You can find potential candidates through the Alliance of Professional Health Advocates (advoconnection.com).

Be sure to choose someone who is credentialed by the Patient Advocate Certification Board.

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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