KM Herald 1-11-23

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Tillis, Burr help pass same-sex marriage bill

North Carolina U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis has been working on fellow Republicans to support the Respect for Marriage Act, and found success last week as it passed the chamber, 61-36. North Carolina’s senior senator, Richard Burr, was among the 12 Republicans who voted for it.

While the act does not require states to permit same-sex marriages, it does require that states recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states. Tillis played a pivotal role in negotiating the finer points of the bill and generating Republican support. He called it “a good compromise.”

“It’s one that’s based on mutual respect for our fellow Americans, protecting the rights of Americans who may have different lifestyles or different viewpoints,” he

Tillis

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KM Special Events brought lots of joy and fun in 2022

City of Kings Mountain’s Special Events Department outdid themselves this year, planning special activities to engage and inform the community. Adding fun activities, games, rides, and tasty food offering only enhances the experience.

In April, King City Church and Big Red’s Cafe partnered with City of Kings Mountain to sponsor a Spring Carnival filled with special needs accessible activities in the YMCA gym. The event included inflatables, music, food, sensory activities, pony rides, and free food and treats for children and their families. Wendell the Easter Bunny was also on hand for hugs and photos.

Outdoor activities included a petting zoo, compliments of Son Ridge Farms, pony rides, along with vendors offering free snow cones, popcorn, and cotton candy.

Battleground Community Church provided free hotdogs and local businesses like, Child Care Connections, Cleveland County Partnership for Children,

Kings Mountain YMCA, and Scoop Kings Mountain offered activities for participants. Outside, vendors like Jack Ross with Kettle King served free full-sized bags of popcorn and snow cones.

Earth Day sponsored by Gateway Trail, City of Kings Mountain Special Events, and Mauney Memorial Library, brought

thousands to downtown Kings Mountain on April 30. After the butterflies were released, packets of red sand were distributed to the crowd to support the Red Sand Project, an organization that sheds light on human trafficking. Artisan vendors and demonstrators offered a wide variety

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“Meet Dr. King” performance at Joy Theatre, January 16

To honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Mauney Memorial Library, and the City of Kings Mountain welcome Bright Star Touring Theatre to perform, “Meet Dr. King” at the Joy Performance Center, January 16, at 2:00

“Meet Dr. King” is a wonderful introduction to the life and work of one of America’s most influential men. Perfect for younger audiences, this production serves 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. This special play takes us from Dr. King’s life as just a

Joining us for the performance as guest speaker is WBTV’s own Emmy winning journalist, Steve Crump.

The event, scheduled to begin at 2:00 pm, is free and open to the public. The Joy Performance Center is located at 202 South Railroad Avenue, Kings Mountain.

For more information, please call Mauney Memorial Library, at 704-7392371.

Thrive Kings Mountain! opposes warehouses near I-85 at Exit 5

Thrive Kings Mountain! opposes the 3.5 million square feet warehouse space proposed by development partners Insignis Partners and Panattoni Development Co. Inc. for property just south of I-85 at Exit 5 in the Dixon Community and is asking citizens to sign a petition against it at their website of the same name.

Thrive Kings Mountain! wants to bring those who own land and/or live in Kings Mountain together to protest the rezoning of this rural land, to preserve the character of Kings Mountain.

The outside developer is requesting four residential and rural parcels, totaling over 200 acres, on

Shepherd Mountain to be zoned Auto-Urban (Light Industrial) to build eight huge warehouses, totaling 3.5 million square feet.

Thrive Kings Mountain! fears that if the property is rezoned to Light Industrial, and it “may include fabrication and assembly that does not meet the standard of heavy industry and warehousing with both indoor and outdoor storage and may have heavy truck and traffic.”

The land in question are parcels 11599, 12880 and 12879 that will be requested to be rezoned from Suburban Residential to Light Industrial, and 58799 that will be requested to be rezoned from Rural to Light Industrial.

Kings Mountain recently completed a Com-

prehensive Plan 2040 for the city, to be used to guide the “growth, redevelopment, and overall improvement of the City. The plan serves as official policy for the City of Kings Mountain and detail our vision, goals, policies, and strategies to manage growth, define and reinforce its identity and character and provide high-quality public facilities and services for all residents.”

Per the Kings Mountain Comprehensive Plan 2040, “Character is the feeling an area has that comes from aesthetic enhancements such as architectural design, landscaping and screening, signage standards, and site amenities. These all contribute to development appearance.

MLK Breakfast January 16 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church

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young boy experiencing racism for the first time, to meeting his wife, Coretta, to becoming a pastor and finally a national inspiration. The Davidson Association, in partnership with Bynum Chapel AME Church and Mt. Zion Baptist Church, will host the MLK, Jr. Breakfast honoring Mrs. Ina Hager, who passed away in 2022. Hager hosted the MLK, Jr. Breakfast for years at Bynum Chapel and would open it to the public for a small $5.00 donation. This year the $5.00 per person raised will be donated to Cleveland County Hospice in honor of Mrs. Hager. Members of Zeta Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. will also be there to serve and assist as they have in the past.
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Davidson Association continues to serve the community. Their Vision is to have the school facility become a center of Hope and Empowerment through Education and Training, as a model of self-determination. Bright Star Theater actor brings to life the story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Photos provided
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said on the Senate floor last week. The U.S. House is expected to pass the bill by the end of the year. It will then go to President Biden’s desk for signature. The House passed its version in July 2022 with a vote of 267-157, including 47 Republicans. was a negotiator on the final version’s details, decision, but then we make SENATOR THOM TILLIS of North Carolina SENATOR RICHARD BURR of North Carolina Martin Luther King, Jr. photographed by Marion S. Trikosko, 1964. ( LC-DIGppmsc-01269 Source: Library of Congress) Budding artists paint at City of KM’s Easter event. Photos by Damien O’Brien Two fellows enjoy a pony ride at the city’s Easter event last April.

Don Reece

KINGS MOUNTAIN–Davis “Don” Reece, 80, passed to his heavenly home on December 22, 2022.

Don was born in a log cabin in Yadkin County on July 3, 1942. He was the son of the late Rush Henry Reece and Bessie Carlton Reece. He retired from NC Department of Transportation as District Engineer after working 40 years.

He served during the Vietnam Conflict as an Army Combat Military Police, 8th Military Police Brigade. He was in Vietnam during the “Tet Offensive.” He graduated from Gaston Technical School in 1963 with a Civil Engineering degree and completed Highway Engineering and Civil engineering, part I &II from International School of Correspondence, while working for DOT in Shelby. After Vietnam, Don graduated from Cleveland Community College and then completed a degree in Business Management from Limestone College while working for DOT.

Don was District Engineer for the counties of Gaston, Lincoln and Cleveland at his retirement. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Kings Mountain, where he enjoyed helping to usher.

Fishing was a favorite highlight of his.

He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Bonnie Evans Reece; daughter, Deborah Reece Wilson and husband Mark; granddaughter, Rachel Wilson; grandson, Daniel Payne; brother, Ned Reece and wife Annie Sue; sister, Sara Reece Vestal and deceased husband Charles; sistersin-law, Novella Reece and deceased husband Ted and Shirley Evans and deceased husband Carl; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held 12:00PM, Friday, December 30, 2022 at First Baptist Church, with Rev. Dr. Chip Sloan officiating. The family received friends one hour prior to the service, in the Stain Glass Room of the church. Burial was followed in Mountain Rest Cemetery, with military honors.

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

Online condolences: www.claybarnette.com

BREAKFAST

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The Davidson Association’s Mission is to preserve, as well as Enhance the Historic Davidson Elementary School Building for the benefit of all.

The MLK, Jr. Breakfast will begin on January 16 at 8:30 a.m., Mt. Zion Baptist Church, and is open to the public. Breakfast is a $5.00 donation per person. For more information, please contact Katherine Pendergrass – 864-680-0555 or historicdavidson@gmail. com

Preston Todd

KINGS MOUNTAIN–

Henry “Preston” Todd, 93, went from this life to Eternity Thursday, January 5, 2023 at his home.

Born in Jones County, NC he was the son of the late Elisha and Janie Keeter Todd.

Preston relocated to Kings Mountain in 1957 with his wife and only child to pursue his career with Martin Marietta. He retired in 1993 from a company he truly enjoyed.

He was a member of Second Baptist Church in Kings Mountain where he served as a Sunday school teacher and deacon. He enjoyed visiting with the shut-ins, and those in the nursing home and hospital. He had a passion to tell others about Jesus.

He also served on the Kings Mountain Planning and Zoning Board for ten years.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 62 years, Gloria Collins Todd; daughter, Judy Todd Morrow; grandson, Jeremy Cooke; brothers, Jake and Carl Todd and Leslie Keeter; and sisters, C.C. Todd Conway, Fannie Todd Jones, and Ruth Todd Robinson.

He is survived by his daughter, Sherry Todd Cooke and husband Wayne of Kings Mountain; son, Preston “Bruce” Todd of Kings Mountain; grandchildren, Ashely, Todd, Richie, Chris, Jon and Brandon; and great-grandchildren, Jake, Chase, Nathaniel, Jon Jon, Dakota, Trinity, Gavin, Mason, Scarlette, Myrna, Jake, Natalie and Kaylan.

A graveside service was held at 2:00 pm, Monday, January 9, 2023 in Mountain Rest Cemetery with the Rev. Dennis Pruitt officiating.

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

Online condolences: www.claybarnette.com

CCSO release December stats

Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office released their December statistics. During the month, there were 7,506 calls for service, 121 arrests, 1,051 papers served including 347 criminal, 533 civil, and 171 subpoenas.

One hundred thirty-three incident reports were handled: 102 were criminal and 31 were non-criminal. Four hundred- and four-gun permits were issued, along with 179 concealed carry permits.

Narcotics seized were 31,069.0 DU pills, Cocaine 19 g, Marijuana 2,954.7 g, Meth 12,577.98 g, and Heroin 0 g. The monthly average of inmates handled by the sheriff’s office were 240 males and 50 females.

Most Wanted Tessiner arrested

On January 4, Brandon Tessiner, 31, was arrested by Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office. He was one of four remaining individuals on the sheriff’s Most Wanted List.

Download CCSO’s mobile app today

Cleveland County Sheriff’s Department suggests that citizens download their mobile app for iOS or Android to stay up to date in in the know about what is going on in Cleveland County.

CCSO currently has over 15,629 users on their App. Download the Cleveland County NC Sheriff App today by scanning their QR code.

The Sheriff’s Office publishes most wanted information, requests for information, press releases, missing persons information, and news about major arrests or cases via the App. There are links to our staff directory, jail logs, sex offender registry, and you can submit a tip right from the phone.

Gastonia Police seek help locating missing teenager

Detectives from the Gastonia Police Department are asking the public for help in locating missing 14-year-old Amara Seepersad.

Seepersad was last seen by family on January 2, when she was seen leaving her South New Hope Road as a passenger in an unknown make and model blue four-door car. Family told police that they believe Seepersad is with friends and that they do not know who the friends are or where she could be staying.

Seepersad is approximately 4’5” tall and weighs 90 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes. Seepersad was last seen wearing a black vest and cream-col-

ored pants.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Amara Seepersad is asked to call detectives at 704-866-6702. Callers may remain anonymous.

According to Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office, Tessiner was charged with one count of first-degree kidnapping (Rutherford), one count of felony larceny, one count of possessing stolen goods/ property, one count simple assault, one count assault on a female, two counts assault on

government official/Emply, simple possession Sch IV CS (Rutherford), two counts trafficking opium or heroin (Rutherford), one count possess drug paraphernalia, one count possess drug paraphernalia (Rutherford), one count driving while impaired (Rutherford), two counts resisting an officer, and one count possessing marijuana paraphernalia (Rutherford). His bond was set at $120,499.98. He was scheduled to appear in court on Monday.

Five area men arrested in Operation Follow the Rules

In May 2021, five area men were arrested on felony child sexual exploitation following an investigation of alleged child pornography. One’s case is pending and four received suspended sentences, supervised probation, community service, or a combination thereof.

Johnathan Daniel Kuykendall, 25, of Kings Mountain, has a case pending and he has been charged with sexual exploitation of a minor.

Christopher Keith Parton, 25, of Kings Mountain, third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. He was convicted of felony second- and third-degree sexual exploitation of minor. He was given a 30-month suspended sentence and supervised probation.

Barry Marshall Jones, 79, of Kings Mountain, third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. He was convicted of two counts of felony sexual exploitation of a minor and received a 36-month suspended sentence and supervised probation.

Arey Matthew Morton, 24, of Grover, was charged with five counts of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. He received a suspended sentence and received 30-months of probation.

Michael Edwin Elder, 68, of Grover, third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. He received a suspended sen-

tence and probation and community service.

Ten other men arrested and charged include Brian Santo Bergerson, 26, of Shelby; Steven Clay Bradley, 24, of Mooresboro; Robert Fredrick Bronsdon, 76, of Shelby; Tony “TJ” James Hartman, 33, of Shelby; Christopher Shawn James, 38, of Shelby; Timothy Dewayne Montgomery, 54, of Shelby; and Jeremy Boyce Treadway, 39, of Shelby; John Patrick Walker, 38, of Shelby; Zebulon Vance

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ARRESTS

DEC. 28: Derek Scott Wilson, 40, Sumter, SC, failure to appear, larceny; failure to appear, driving while license revoked, $3,000 secured bond.

DEC. 28: Monica Denise Martinez, 55, 405 Hill Street, DWI, driving while license revoked, hit/run, $5,000 secured bond.

DEC. 29: Heath Cole Razo, 24, York, SC, DWI, driving left of center, $1000 unsecured bond.

DEC. 30: Justin Scott Adams, 26, Gastonia, assault on female, communicating threats. No bond.

DEC. 30: Brian Lee Ware, 47, 409 Wilson Street, misdemeanor breaking and entering, $2500 secured bond.

DEC. 30: Jeffrey Todd McSwain, 35, Kings Mountain, failure to appear, assault on female, secured bond.

DEC. 31: Carl Travis Oliver, 45, 503 S. Cherokee Street, failure to appear, communicating threats, secured bond.

DEC. 31: Jontae Nichelle Littlejohn, 23 Bostic, DWI, $5,000 secured bond.

JAN. 1: Lesa Renae Haynes, 50, Gastonia, failure to appear, DWI, possession open container, reckless driving, $25,006 secured bond.

JAN. 3: Joel Evan Stroupe, 50, 909 Ramseur Street, assault on female, no bond.

CITATIONS

DEC. 28: Flor Demaria Coodoy, 51, Oak Grove Road, revoked license.

DEC. 28: Ellijah Kavon

Paysour, 21, 130 Lake Montonia Road, speeding.

DEC. 28: William Mitchell Moore Jr., 39, 112 Fox Trot Lane, speeding.

DEC. 28: Jennifer Michelle Bruce, 41, 810 Church Street B, speeding.

DEC. 28: Melissa Jean Martin, 40, 101 Dean Street, speeding.

DEC. 29: Melissa Ann Gower, 33, Bessemer City, speeding.

DEC. 31: Kaleb Edward Starnes, 19, 106 N. Carpenter Street, stop sign violation.

DEC. 31: Matthew Dillan Brown, 22, 235 Stewart Road, speeding, expired tag, no vehicle inspection.

JAN. 1: Julia Ann Comley, 613 Sterling Drive, speeding.

JAN. 1: George Jeffrey Ramsey, 59, Grover, expired tag.

JAN. 2: Shalaya Diamond Regina Hughes, 32, 1805 Bethlehem Road, speeding, careless driving.

JAN. 2: Angela Vess McRee, 45, 120 Crown Court, speeding.

WRECKS

DEC. 28: Officer Butler said Monica Denise Martinez, 405 Hill Street, operating a 2014 Ram, turned in front of a 2012 Chevrolet operated by Gwen Miller, 4517 Sandy Crest Court. The accident happened on NC 161 at Branch Street. Property damage was estimated at $15,000.

DEC. 29: Officer Butler said vehicles operated by Cheyanne Walters, 232 Patterson Road, and Jeanette

Arthurs, Gastonia, collided in the portion of the Ingles parking lot that leads to the stoplight. Injuries were reported. Property damage was estimated at $1500.

DEC. 29: Officer Bullins charged Heath Cole Razo of York, SC, operating a 2009 Nissan, with DWI after he crossed the center line of NC 161 at Charles Street into incoming traffic and struck a 2011 Ford operated by Richard Wayne Bolin, 110 Ferguson Drive. Property damage was estimated at $16,000.

INCIDENTS

DEC. 28: Police said a Gastonia woman reported that she was ordered by a suspect pointing a firearm to get out of her car at the US 74East Off-ramp at NC 161. The suspect drove away in the gray 2013 Kia Sorento valued at $10,000.

DEC. 30: A resident of Chestnut Street reported that someone discharged a firearm into an occupied house doing $400 damage to the front door and a wood and glass storm door.

JAN. 2: A resident of N. Tracy Street reported theft of a .22 semi-automatic rifle valued at $400.

JAN. 3: Walmart, Shelby Road, reported theft of estimated $130. worth of merchandise.

JAN. 4: Dollar General, Oak Grove Road, reported theft of estimated $165 worth of merchandise.

OBITUARIES
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Scenes from 2022 KM Special Events

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Mountain’s Wizard of Oz Kings Mountain Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 3. Christmas festivities continued throughout Patriots Park, and twinkling Christmas lights illuminated city streets with Mayor Neisler’s signature Downtown Christmas Fantasy Light Show on Railroad Avenue. Featured again this year was the Katie and Grady Costner’s Christmas Lights Extravaganza in Patriots Park. These two youngsters release butterflies during Earth Day at the Gateway Trail. Photos by Damien O’Brien Dance troupes perform during Earth Day festivities. (See more photos on page 8A) These folks are having a great time during the Michael Jackson Tribute show in May. Who’s Bad? The Michael Jackson Tribute artist, that’s who.
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TODAY’S QUOTE:

Pieces of Kings Mountain History

numbered.

On Sunday, I read an article about the death of Abi Saunderson, a 16-yearold Kings Mountain High School sophomore who died of a fentanyl overdose in September. The story was heartbreaking to read, as the mother of this young woman now tries to bring awareness to the fentanyl epidemic and warns parents to keep a close eye on their children. And she is not alone in sharing this vital message.

Austin Chowdhury of Gastonia died from a fentanyl overdose on June 9, 2017. Remembering Austin is a non-profit organization dedicated to honor and preserve Austin’s Chowdhury memory by informing others about the dangers of opioid addiction. Mr. and Mrs. Chowdhury don’t want another family to go through this horrible pain.

Americans worry we might be going to war with Russia, China, or Korea, to name a few possible scenarios. But the

truth is that we are already at war with drug cartels who are trafficking enough drugs into our county to kill everyone living here many times over.

And this story is much closer to home than you might think. On December 15, 3.6 pounds, 84.6 grams of pure fentanyl powder were seized by Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office. That is enough fentanyl to kill 42,300 people! With the city’s proximity to US 74 and I-85, we are along major trafficking routes, and this poison spills right into our community.

Fentanyl is an extremely powerful drug; DEA says that just two milligrams of fentanyl, the small amount that fits on the tip of a pencil, is considered a potentially deadly dose. This drug is available across our nation, with more shipments coming in daily.

In December, the Drug Enforcement Administration announced the seizure of over 50.6 million fentanyl-laced, fake prescription pills and more than 10,000 pounds of fentanyl powder in 2022. The DEA Laboratory esti-

mates that these seizures represent more than 379 million potentially deadly doses of fentanyl.

DEA says Fentanyl is the deadliest drug threat facing this country. I say it is the biggest threat facing our country, period. War won’t be the demise of the United States of America, drugs will be the ruin of us - from the inside out.

Most of the fentanyl trafficked by the cartels is being mass-produced at secret factories in Mexico with chemicals sourced largely from China. In 2021, the DEA issued a Public Safety Alert on the widespread drug trafficking of fentanyl in the form of fentanyl-laced, fake prescription pills.

These pills are made to look identical to real prescription medications— including OxyContin®, Percocet®, and Xanax®— but only contain filler and fentanyl and are often deadly.

Fake pills are readily found on social media. No pharmaceutical pill bought on social media is safe. The only safe medications are ones prescribed directly to you by a trusted medical profes-

sional and dispensed by a licensed pharmacist.

In November, DEA alerted the public to a sharp nationwide increase in the lethality of fentanyl-laced fake prescription pills. DEA laboratory testing in 2022 revealed that six out of ten (60%) fentanyl-laced, fake prescription pills contained a potentially lethal dose of fentanyl. This is an increase from DEA’s announcement in 2021 that four out of ten fentanyl-laced, fake prescription

pills contain a potentially deadly dose.

Removing fentanyl from the community cannot be left to solely to sheriff’s office. They are the primary enforcers of laws such as this. And local law enforcement is doing their best to eradicate drugs from the streets, but police are outnumbered by those who allow addiction and greed to cloud their better judgement. It comes down to an issue of manpower. And we are out-

If we are to rid ourselves of fentanyl in our community, it takes everyone being vigilant and brave, speaking up about drug houses. Don’t be fooled, they are everywhere, impacting everyone from all walks of life. No community is safe from them. Be the squeaky wheel. Call the police; call the sheriff’s office. Keep calling. We cannot turn a blind eye to this behavior, or our community will suffer.

To those who are grieving and suffering loss…

Throughout the years, many of us watched Barbara Walters from NBC to ABC. I always tried to watch her special interviews. Often, the people she interviewed on primetime television specials were “the” high profile people at that given time. She became the highest paid journalist of her day being the first to sign a million-dollar contract with ABC.

Regardless of what

we do in life we are still confronted by difficulties that often debilitate us. Walters had survived her own personal struggles, like we all do, including four divorces.

Unfortunately, her reported battle with dementia took its toll on her health. We can all accomplish much in life. Maybe not as much as Walters or maybe even more. Regardless, there is much about life we can’t do anything about other than try to deal with it and do the best we can.

At least 37 people died from the recent

Looking Back

Last week, Hayne Neisler shared an interesting story of a Kings Mountain High School Basketball scoring record that hasn’t been broken in more than a century.

“The old saying is records are made to be broken but one Kings Mountain High School boys’ basketball record has stood for nearly 101 years.,” Hayne wrote.

“On January 25,1922, Mountie basketball

player Hoyt Matthews scored 68 points in a game against Grover. Matthews had 44 points at half time in the game which saw the Mountaineers crush Grover by a score of 118 - 8.”

“In the previous game against rival Shelby, Matthews scored 48 points in the Mountaineers win. For the season, Kings Mountain finished with a record of 20 wins against 5 losses with

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winter storm in Buffalo, New York. Families are grieving. Hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, freezing temperatures, and snow have wreaked devastation on our country in the last twelve months. Loss of life can come from disease, weather, accidents or unconscionably by design.

We all have been horrified by the death of four college students in Moscow, Idaho. It’s been beyond us how four beautiful people could be stabbed to death in their beds reportedly between 3 and 4 in the morning. A young man who is a student at

nearby Washington State University on the Pullman campus has been arrested at his parents’ house in Albrightsville, Pennsylvania. Moscow police believe they now have the murderer in custody.

How anyone could commit such a heinous crime is beyond our comprehension. I’m sure it was beyond the scope of thought for these innocent young adults. We never know who is taking note of our lives, whereabouts, and activities. Regardless of how calm and safe your community seems you can’t take anything

for granted. Lock your doors. Lock your bedroom door. Keep your handgun on your lampstand and try your best to create an environment that protects you as much as possible. With so many people sleeping in the rental house in Moscow, I’m sure these young college students felt safe. What appeared to be safe for them became an opportunity for an evil mind.

Typically, the attacker has the element of surprise on his side. It’s always best to try to think ahead. Sadly, four Idaho University students were killed by someone who

planned, plotted, and was patient enough to find the right moment to carry out the murders.

Accepting and dealing with what we cannot change is one thing.

Preparing for life but rolling with the punches, the turns and twists is another. Being watchful, careful, and never taking anything for granted could make the difference between life and death

Pray for these families and all the many friends and loved ones as they grieve and suffer from such devastating loss.

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Glenn Mollette Guest Editorial KMHS multi-sport standout Hoyt Matthews, holding the football, is pictured here with Kings Mountain’s 1922 football team.

Search continues for Madalina Cojocari

The search continues to find Madalina Cojocari, an 11-year-old girl from Cornelius. One of the family members was in the Madison County area of North Carolina, and Cornelius Police Department are seeking firsthand eyewitness information from anyone who may have seen the Toyota Prius, or the white female pictured in the area between the dates of November 22 to December 15.

Madalina was last seen wearing jeans, pink, purple and white Adidas shoes, and a white t-shirt and jacket.

If you have any information concerning the whereabouts of Madalina Cojocari, please contact the Cornelius Police Department at (704) 892-7773. You may also contact your local FBI office, the nearest American Embassy or Consulate, or you can submit a tip online at bps.fbi. gov.

GCPD is taking applications

Gaston County Police Department is looking for individuals of strong character who equally values fairness, integrity, respect, service, and trust to join their ranks.

The department takes great pride in serving the citizens of Gaston County through our three departments: 911 Communications, Animal Care & Enforcement, & Police. They believe strongly in their mission to enhance safety and security through police services, which reflect their compassion and concern for the quality of life of all citizens.

Last year, Gaston County 911 Communications answered 324,013 phone calls, averaging 6,231 calls per telecommunicator. They saved 45 lives through CPR and assisted in one childbirth.

If you are interested in opportunities with Gaston County Police Department, contact them at (704) 8663320.

Health department seeks citizen input

Gaston County Police, assisted by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations and Homeland Security Investigations, conducted an operation involving more than seventeen cyber tips received through the Internet Crime Against Children Task Force (ICAC) and National Center Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) on January 3 and 4.

The operation included a search warrant for 214 West Highway 161 in Bessemer City, NC. As a result of the operation, Gaston County Police have charged Scott Charles Beam, age 35, of 214 West Highway 161, Bessemer City, with possession of child pornography. Beam is held in the Gaston County

Jail under a $225,000 bond.

The investigations continue, and anyone with further information is asked to contact Detective M. Rheinson at 704-866-3320 or Crime Stoppers of Gaston County at 704-861-8000.

There is no further information currently available.

GCPD makes child porn arrest Chamber Luncheon, Jan. 18 at Earl Scruggs Center

Cleveland County Chamber of Commerce has their next member luncheon on Tuesday, Jan. 18, from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Earl Scruggs

Center. This event is open to members as well as interested members. RSVP to kathryn@clevelandchamber.org. Cost for the lunch is $15 for members, $20 for non-members.

Healthy Together Cleveland is seeking your input on priorities and strategies that can help improve the health of Cleveland County. Tell us what you think by participating in a Community Conversation. Dinner will be provided and the first 50 people at each location will receive a $25 gift card. Your voice matters.

The first meeting is being held at Patrick Senior Cen-

ter at 909 E. Kings Street in Kings Mountain at 11:30 a.m. Please RSVP to reserve your spot by January 12 by calling 704-734-0447.

Other meetings are being held at Holly Oak Parks & Rec Center in Shelby on January 19 at 6 p.m. and at Boiling Springs Town Hall on January 24 at 6 p.m.

Friends of Crowders Mountain needs volunteers

The Friends of Crowders Mountain, Inc. invites volunteers to help with water runoff repair on the Campground Trail spur from the Pinnacle Trail or litter pickup on Saturday, January 28. Meet at the Sparrow Springs Visitor Center, 522 Park Office Lane, Kings Mountain, NC at 8:30 a.m.; work finishes by noon. Tools, bags, snacks, and water will

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a lot of progress on ensuring that religious-affiliated institutions are still able to observe their faith and the way that they have for decades or centuries, and I think that we’ve struck that balance,” Tillis said in a virtual press conference earlier this month.

“We put together a bill that has been endorsed by a religious freedom coalition that includes the Church of (Jesus Christ) of Latter-day Saints, the Seventh-day Adventists, the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, the National Association of Evangelicals, and they believe that what we’ve done here is a good step forward for protecting religious freedom.”

The Respect for Marriage Act repeals the Defense of Marriage Act, signed into law in 1996 by President Bill Clinton, which defined marriage for federal purposes as the union of one man and one

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Matthews averaging 28 points per game.”

According to the Charlotte News’ account of the game, dated Wednesday January 25, 1922, “The game started in a rush, with Matthews and Ware all over the court

be provided. Dress appropriately for outdoor work and bring any necessary medications. Trail work days are heat index(90+) and weather(rain, snow, strong wind, lightning, storms) dependent. Please see facebook.com/FriendsOfCrowdersMtn or www. friendsofcrowders.com If questions, contact the park office at 704-853-5375.

woman and allowed states to refuse to recognize same-sex marriages granted under the laws of other states.

Groups like the Heritage Foundation and Alliance Defending Freedom disagree with Tillis’ assessment of the bill and call it “deceptively named.” They say the legislation puts a target on religious organizations who believe marriage is between one man and one woman.

“The issue is not the ability to believe in man-woman marriage, but the ability to live out those beliefs meaningfully in society and not be labeled a bigot by the government for doing so,” said Roger Severino of the Heritage Foundation.

Severino and other opponents believe that the measure is an effort to head off the U.S. Supreme Court from revisiting the 2015 Obergfell v. Hodges decision, in which the court decided 5-4 that several states violated the Equal Protection Clause and Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment in bans on same-sex marriage or refusal

and caging the ball from every angle. The first half ending with a score of 46 – 2 in favor of the Mountaineers. Grover’s two points representing fouls.” In the article, Matthews is noted for scoring 68 points, with Ware scoring 28 points.

I am not aware of a KMHS Basketball photo from that year, but there

Shelby Property Manager / Landlord meeting January 18

Shelby’s Property Manager/Landlord Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday January 18, that will be held in the Shelby PD training room (2nd Floor) at 130 West Warren St., Shelby, NC 280150.All Property Managers and Landlords are invited to join us for this meeting

This is an opportunity for

Property Managers and Landlord to come together to discuss issues on their properties or concerns they might have. Shelby PD values your input. Come be part of a team-oriented effort to build stronger and safer communities.

For more information, contact Officer Kathy Parker Shelby PD Crime Prevention.

CDC warns XBB.1.5 is spreading

Centers for disease control revised down the proportions for COVID19 XBB.1.5 variant, but has noted that the strain is spreading quickly. Don’t put away those masks just yet.

In the last week, XBB.1.5 was responsible for 28% of COVID cases and up 18% from the prior

to recognize legal same-sex marriages that occurred in jurisdictions that provided for such marriages.

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas indicated in his concurring opinion in the Dobbs case overturning Roe v. Wade that the Obergefell decision could be on the table.

“In future cases, we should reconsider all of this court’s substantive due process precedents, including Griswold, Lawrence, and Obergefell,” Thomas wrote.

“I do think the Supreme Court decision changes the factors that lead you to a conclusion to support or not support the bill,” Tillis said in the press conference. “It certainly did for me. I mean, when you have a population that is growing, when you have people who are experts at arguing cases before the Supreme Court that believe that decision is going to hold at the SCOTUS level, then why not take some time to provide certainty to these families and take the opportunity to provide greater protections for

is a photo of Hoyt Matthews in Kings Mountain High Schools first football team photo from 1922 He is pictured on the front row, center, holding the football dated 19221923. From his record, he must have been one outstanding athlete.

According to Hayne, Hoyt Matthews was starting quarterback on Kings

week.

Due to this revision, now the XBB.1.5 variant is just below the BQ.1.1 variant that caused 34% of all COVID infections last week

Nonetheless, XBB.1.5 is spreading, while other strains are predicted to have very slow or no growth in proportion.

religious freedom?”

The N.C. Values Coalition released a statement on Wednesday opposing the bill.

“The misnamed ‘Respect for Marriage Act’ is completely unnecessary, as it does nothing to change the legal status of same-sex marriage,” said Tami Fitzgerald, executive director of the Values Coalition. “It is a dangerous, direct attack on Americans who believe marriage is the union of one man and one woman and threatens their First Amendment rights by subjecting them to predatory lawsuits by activists, seeking to use the threat of litigation to silence debate and exclude people of faith from the public square. By choosing to disregard legitimate concerns about the undeniable harms of this bill and by rejecting amendments offered by Senators Lee, Rubio, and Lankford to protect religious freedom, Senators Tillis and Burr have betrayed their own voters and their party’s platform on marriage.”

Mountain High School’s first football team and they had a great boys’ basketball team in 1922, That year they beat Winthrop University basketball in Rock Hill, S.C. on Jan.10, 1922 by a score of 40-12.Hoyt Matthews died in Hialeah, Florida in 1964.

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Madalina Cojocari has been missing since November 22. Photos by Cornelius Police Department Family member believed to have been with Madalina when she went missing. Police are asking for the public’s help. If you saw the woman pictured in a Prius like this one, please contact the authorities. CHARLES BEAM

Compassion

How compassionate are you? “So, Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes and immediately their eyes received their sight, and they followed him.”

Matt. 20:34. As we looked in this passage it reminded me of many who attend our places of worship on

a regular basis.

The Bible stated that a multitude was following Jesus, and as they were passing by two blind men were sitting on the wayside and heard it was Jesus passing. They began to cry out for mercy, but the followers told them to be quiet and hold their peace, but they refused to be quiet because they were

in desperate need and in a hopeless situation. Those followers knew the dire situation of the blind men even as they followed the One who had shown and was showing love and compassion to them. However, they thought the blind men were unworthy to receive the gift that has been promise to all men. How often do we look upon others who are less fortunate than us and tend to judge them as unworthy? How often do we view others

with arrogance and contempt instead of compassion? When a woman was caught in adultery, Jesus asked a question; “he that is without sin let him cast the first stone”, and when Israel crossed the Jordan, they were told to set up a memorial to remember where God had brought them from. Maybe we should look back and see where God has brought us from. Because of His love and compassion, He has given us mercy and not justice. Notice, Jesus stopped, showed compassion on those who were downtrodden and addressed their needs without interrogation (who why or how). He

healed them while his followers condemned them.

If we follow the pattern of Jesus and become His true followers instead of one in the multitude, 2023 will be a wonderful year for you and me. We experience a world where there is so much negativity and as true believers, we are the solution, because we should have unbiased and unconditional love for all men. Those who have accepted the Cross of Christ and His Passion will never have a problem with showing compassion on those, who just like us, needed a Forgiving Savior. Be blessed.

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Kings Mountain Area Church Directory

St. Paul United Methodist Church N. Cansler Street 704-739-1256

Sunrise Baptist Church 208 Mail Road 704-692-3007

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

The Favor Center Church 602 Slater Street

True Gospel Holiness Church 1608 Shelby Road 704-739-6764

Church

704-629-4406

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

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

Midview Baptist Church 703 Margrace Road 704-739-6711

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

Mountain View Agape Church 506 Sparrow Springs Road 704-739-0160

704-739-4516

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

New Beginnings Church of Jesus Christ 541 Crocker Road 704-730-9507

New Bynum Chapel AME Zion Church N. Cansler Street 704-739-2606

New Camp Creek Baptist Church 863 New Camp Creek Ch. Road 704-487-7128

New Life Family Worship Center 428 Oak Grove Road 704-739-9371

704-724-0414

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

Oak View Baptist Church 1517 York Road 704-739-7831

Pathway Baptist Church 3100 Parkdale Circle 704-734-0852

Patterson Grove Baptist Church 301 Oak Grove Road 704-739-5826

Penley’s Chapel Church 1805 N Piedmont Ave 704-524-4139

Peoples Baptist Church 1010 Groves Street 704-739-0398

Progressive Church of Our Lord 1001 Cleveland Avenue 704-734-1070

Resurrection Lutheran Church 600 Crescent Circle 704-739-5580

Royal Praise Ministries 2055 Shelby Rd.

Saint Matthew’s Lutheran Church 201 N. Piedmont Avenue 704-739-7466

Second Baptist Church 120 Linwood Road 704-739-4216

Shady Grove Baptist Church 339 Shady Grove Road 704-739-8920

Unity AME Zion Church 948 Unity Church Road 704-228-0328

Vestibule AME Zion Church 2175 Vestibule Church Road 704-739-7961

Westover Baptist Church 114 Westover Drive

Advent Lutheran Church, NALC Member 230 Oak Grove Rd. 704-750-0171

Anew Beginning Baptist Church 415 Dixon School Rd. 704-473-1372

Ardent Life Church 420 Branch Street 704-739-7700

Arise Church 830 E. King St.

Bethlehem Baptist Church 1017 Bethlehem Road 704-739-7487

Boyce Memorial ARP Church Edgemont Drive 704-739-4917

Calvary Way Holiness Church 1017 Second Street

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cornerstone Church Of God 202 Margrace Road 704-739-3773

Cornerstone Independent Baptist 107 Range Road 704-737-0477

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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 F a i t h Faith ~ F a m i l y Family ~ F u r n i t u r e Furniture 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 “I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.” – 1 Timothy 2:1-2

Girl Talk Ministry Prom Dress Drive

In the fall of 2021, Tiana Roberts started Girl Talk Ministry, a program that allows minority girls to discuss everyday life challenges and empower one another on ways to rise above adversities. The program allows adolescent girls to transform their mind and enhance a better life through Christ.

When Girl Talk Ministry saw an opportunity to provide girls at Kings Mountain High School. Cleveland County Early College High School. Crest High School, and Shelby High School with prom dresses last spring, they took the project on and blessed 90 young women with dresses for prom.

Now Girl Talk Ministry has begun collecting prom dresses for 2023 proms. You can help by donating your new or gently used dress to give girls in our community the opportunity to attend this magical milestone they've been waiting

on all their life! It is a fantastic way to begin spring cleaning and do a kind deed for a young woman in our community. Several dropoff locations are available in Kings Mountain and Shelby. Just tell them Girl Talk Ministry sent you and they will take it from there.

Drop off locations:

• Quickway Cleaners (Gastonia & KM)

• 2.49 Cleaners (Gastonia)

• Martinizing Dry Cleaner (Gastonia)

• Folk's Cleaners (Shelby)

Plyler donates 892 books to children’s hospital

In early November, Hartley Plyler set a goal to donate 100 books to Kathy’s Korner at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Children’s Hospital. The book drive, dubbed “Books from the Hart”, is Hartley’s way of giving back to a program she has enjoyed since childhood. Hartley is the daughter of Charles and Lucy Plyler, former Kings Mountain residents.

On December 29, Hartley met UNC Representative, Stephanie McAdams, in Spencer, NC and delivered 892 books with an in-kind total of $8,342.00 fair market

donation will be a game changer for many kids."

So many people donated, most total strangers. Charlotte author Charles Adkins made a generous donation of 222 of his own books. WBTV's Molly Grantham donated two of her own books and posted on her Facebook page the next day, resulting in an outpouring of generosity from

strangers as the community started jumping on board and sending books.

“We secured a post office box because we anticipated a huge outpouring. In the first three days, Hartley received 47 packages with 80 books. In November, Grover Elementary School contacted the us for a large donation of books, too,” Lucy shared.

Young entrepreneur finds home at Trackside Trader

Hunter Hyatt is the new store operator for Trackside Trader on Railroad Avenue downtown. The 21-year-old has owned her own business for seven years, earning her chops in the antiquing business. Under her watch, Trackside Trader has reopened with antiques from Bobby Horne, David Stone, and Hunter’s own collections. Not only does she run the shop, but she also curates each piece in the store.

Hunter opened her first antique business online, with the encouragement of her mother Pamela Hyatt. “My interest in antiques goes back to my grandparents who were antique dealers. I grew up seeing all the antiques in their house, and in my parent’s house, and I was just fascinated by them. When I was 14, my mom suggested I start my own business. So, I did.”

Until last summer, Hunter lived in Greenville, SC and operated her online antique business there. She moved here to be closer to her father, James Guffey, and now lives in his childhood home. She took a break from her business for a short time during the move but returned to it when an opportunity at Trackside Trader became available.

“I hope folks will come by and say hi. I love to meet new faces. We have a lot of neat things here in the shop that weren’t here previously. And we’ll be adding new inventory daily, so there will always be new

things to see here. Even if folks don’t buy, seeing these things might spark their interest, or remind them of things from their childhoods.”

While the shop does not consign, they do purchase items. If you have antiques you are interested in selling, drop by Trackside Trader during regular business hours and say hello to Hunter.

a sticker indicating her project and inspiring hope to all who received them.

“Complete strangers contacted Hartley and sent personalized notes telling her how proud they were of her and her big heart. She has been writing thank you notes to as many people as she can, but it's a bit overwhelming. This is something that she wants to do on an annual basis. Hartley appreciates the support that she has gotten from so many.”

cheese. Mix flour and sugar together; add to pineapple.

Pour into greased 2-quart casserole. Cover with Ritz crackers. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

SKILLET CABBAGE

Ed. Note: The recipes in today’s Cooking Corner are from “Something Old, Something New,’’ a cookbook published by The White Plains Shrinettes.”

GRILLED TURKEY BREAST STEAKS

Lorraine Belk 6 (1/2 inch) turkey breast steaks MARINADE 1/3 cup oil 1/3 cup white wine 1 clove garlic, crushed 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper 1 Tbsp. soy sauce or Worcestershire sauce Mix marinating ingredients

well and put steaks in marinade. Turn steaks several times during marinating time. Let set 6 to 8 hours or overnight. Grill on preheated grill for 5 to 7 minutes until done.

PINEAPPLE CASSEROLE Luci Bowen

Combine all the ingredients in a heavy skillet and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes until tender. Serve with cornbread.

SWEET POTATO

CASSEROLE

½ c. nuts, chopped 1/3 cup flour

Boil potatoes whole until done; peel and mash. Add sugar, eggs, and vanilla; mix well. Melt butter, flour, and nuts together and spread over potato mix. Bake for 30 minutes or until slightly brown at 350 degrees.

DIRT PIE Scottie Yarbro 1 c. cold milk 4 oz. instant chocolate pudding 8 oz. Cool Whip 20 Oreo cookies, crushed 1 ½ c. chocolate chips

1 graham cracker crust Pour milk into medium bowl. Add pudding mix and whip with whisk until well blended, 1 to 2 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes. Fold in Cool Whip. Stir in 1 cup crushed cookies and chocolate chips. Pour into crust. Sprinkle with the rest of cookie crumbs. Freeze until firm, about 4 hours.

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1 large can chunk pineapple, drained 1 c. sharp cheese, grated ½ c. sugar 3 Tbsp. flour ½ stick margarine, melted ½ c. Ritz cracker crumbs Combing pineapple and
A few dresses donated for last year’s Girl Talk Ministry Prom event. Photo by Tiana Roberts Hunter Hyatt, right, with her parents Pamela and James Hyatt. Photo by Loretta Cozart
Barbara Champion 4 c. cabbage, chopped 2 large onions, sliced 1 green pepper, chopped 2 tomatoes, chopped 2 tsp. sugar ¼ c. vegetable oil Salt and pepper to taste
Letha Sheppard 3 c. mashed sweet potatoes 1 c. sugar 2 eggs 1 Tbsp. vanilla TOPPING 1/3 c. butter
Hartley with books sent by supporters of her “Books from the Hart” drive. (Photos provided) All 892 books donated filled the back of UNC representative Stephany McAdams’ SUV. All 892 books made a wonderful gift to Kathy’s Korner at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Children’s Hospital.

THRIVE!

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However, many of these factors can and should vary with the area character, which as defined here involves the interplay between buildings, paved surfaces, and unbuilt areas. For example, in a downtown core like Kings Mountain’s relative to suburban areas, landscaping shifts more to the public realm given minimal building setbacks and yard areas.”

Is Thrive Kings Mountain! against all development in Kings Mountain? According to their website, “No! Thrive Kings Mountain! believes that the extensive work that was put into the Comprehensive Plan 2040 should be honored and parcels should not be rezoned beyond their zoning in the Future Land Use Map. Kings Mountain is in a unique position where businesses are looking for land close to Charlotte, which means that Kings Mountain can be particular in what they allow and don’t allow.”

As of now, no plans have been submitted, but the Developer has shared proposed plans through a neighborhood letter and meeting at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites on

More scenes from 2022 KM Special Events

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Listening to the music on a warm summer's day. Photos by Damien O’Brien These folks are having a blast at the Fleetwood Mac Tribute The Color Guard presents the colors during the National Day August 29. Others in the community question the building of warehouses on this property, considering the topography and flood plane restrictions. Checking with the City of Kings Mountain Plan- ning and Zoning, this item will not be on the January Planning and Zoning Board or City Council Meeting agenda. The earliest it could be discussed by the Planning and Zoning Board, which must happen before being placed on the city council agenda, is at their February 14 meeting at 5:30 p.m. This handout was shared at a public meeting in August and shows eight warehouses on land just south of Exit 5 in the Dixon Community near Shepherds Mountain. Photo provided The tin man needs a little help with his oil can during the Adventure to Oz. Pack 92 represents at the 2022 KM Christmas Parade. KMHS Mountaineer Football Team had a stellar season during the team’s centennial year.

Kings Mountain High’s varsity basketball teams opened Big South 3A Conference play Friday night with a sweep of the Forestview Jaguars in Gastonia.

The Mountaineers were scheduled to host a pair of good South Point teams last night and will remain home Thursday for a non-conference battle with the Burns Bulldogs. KM will resume BSC action Friday at Stuart Cramer and will go to Crest Tuesday for a big test against the team that went into this week tied with the

Mountaineers for the Big South Conference lead.

The Mountaineers grabbed the lead early at Forestview and were up 25-10 after one quarter and 39-24 at the break. They took a 55-39 lead into the final eight minutes.

Freshmen Tucker Robinette and Bradley Floyd led the Mountaineers with 22 and 16 points, respectively. Twelve of Robinette’s points came from three-point land. Ja’Qualyn Sanders had nine points, Curtis Simpson five points

and 10 rebounds, Eli Osborne five points, Bryson Brown four, Priest Wilson three and Charlie Foster two.

Daris Byers scored 16, Alex Helton 14 and Deviyus Byrd 10 for the Jaguars, who fell to 2-2 in the BSC and 7-5 overall. KM improved to 4-0 in the BSC and 7-4 overall.

The KM ladies evened their BSC record at 2-2 and improved to 7-4 overall with a 48-37 win in the opener. Forestview fell to 1-3 in the conference and

7-6 overall.

CoRey Simpson had a big game for the Lady Mountaineers with 14 points and 15 rebounds. Khalia King had 12 points and nine boards, Alayna Patrick nine points and four rebounds, Myracle Davis seven points and a gamehigh 16 rebounds, Farri Martin four points and four rebounds and Austyn Dixon two points and three rebounds.

Kings Mountain Middle School’s boys basketball team got its season started last week by splitting a pair of games with county rivals Shelby and Crest.

In the first game, Shelby was able to outlast the Patriots 36-30. This was a defensive battle in the first half as Shelby held a 12-8 lead. The second half saw both teams starting to hit some shots.

Kings Mountain took its first lead of the second half 15-14 after Silas Tate made three free throws midway of the quarter. The game was tied at 22 all with four minutes left in the game

before Shelby hit back to back shots to take a 27-22 lead. KM got as close as three points but was not able to sustain a late rally.

Leading the Patriots were Tate with 10 points, Xavier Hutchens nine, Christian Hill seven and Christian Jarrett and Nazire Davis two points each.

The second game of the week saw KM get off to another slow start as the Patriots only made one basket off a layup by Nazire Davis.

During the second period the Patriots were able to get on track offensively and took a slim five-point

lead into halftime as Silas Tate hit a buzzer beating three as time expired to put KM up 15-10.

During the second half KM turned up its man-toman defense and limited the Dragons to five points over a 10-minue period to take a commanding 38-15 lead. Seven Patriots got in on the scoring action, led by Nazire Davis with six points and Qua Ingram with seven for a final score of 45-23.

Huchens led the scoring with nine points. Davis and Tate added eight points each, Qua Ingram seven, Braylon Brown five, Chris-

tian Jarrett four, KJ Bell three and Christin Hill one.

The offensive player of the week was Xavier Hutchins with 18 points in the two games. Defensive player of the week was Silas Tate with 10 steals. The sixth man of the week was Braylon Brown who provided a spark off the bench and ignited the defense in both games.

KM was scheduled to open division play on Monday at home against North Lincoln and will host county rival Burns Thursday at 5:15 p.m.

K-2nd grade beginners

Elite Dawgs 24, Team TryHard 18.

Dawgs – Karter Sanders 8, Timothy Tate 4, Chance Adams 3, Kameron Fortenberry 3, Liam Pierce 2, Gabriel Woods 1. TryHard – Khamoni Marable 4, Kanler Carpenter 3, Cori Kirschemann 2, Kendrick Halvorson 2, Braylon Gist 2, Noah Lee 2, Channing Byers 2, Noah Lattimore 1.

Elite Takeoff 26, Team Hustle 23 Takeoff – Khoen Brice 10, Legend Carter 7, Brayden Allen 3, Kadyn Parker 2, Royal Carter 2, Cayden Long-Alexander 1, Caleb Ross 1, Amari Surratt 1, Camari McBruant 1. Hustle – Sadie Bert 6, Joseph Bell III 6, Cameron Twitty 5, K.J. Moore 4, Cali Boyce 2.

3rd-4th grade division

Elite Ballerz 23, Team Takeover 7

Ballerz – Michael Rice 14, Khyier Marable 5, Zander Smith 4. Team Takeover – Dallas Hamrick 6, Nazareth Long 1.

The Yetis 20, Team Lockdown 8

Yetis: Ellie Hollifield 12, O’Brain Smith 8, Lockdown – Braylon Ellis

6, Kamoni Moore 2. 5th-7th intermediate division

Elite Underdogs 26, Elite Yellow Jackets 24.

Dogs – Jasmine Twitty 10, Nevai Anderson 6, Timahzje Phillips 4, Espn Carpenter 2, Skylar Garner 2, Brock Phillips 2. Yellow Jackets –Ashtun Hall 10, Kingston Moore 6, Kherian Little 4, Maddox Robinson 2, Taurean Mills 2.

Elite Kings 20, Warriors Elite 16

Kings – Carlos Boyce 11, Antonio Surratt Jr. 6, Elijah Long 3. Warriors – Harper Hollifield 6, Xavier Epps 4, Zoey Bert 2, Cheyanne Cannedy 2, Jaden Byrd 2.

7-9 Middle/JV division

WayUp Elite 43, Elite Beastmode 21

WayUp – Silas Tate 16, Malachi Powell 13, Christian Hill 7, Keja Baker 4, Ashtun Hall. Beastmode – K.J. Bell 11, Christian Jarrett 6, Braylon Brown 4. Team Go Hard 49, 704 Dream Team 31

Go Hard – Xavier Hutchens 31, Carlos Boyce 5, Brayden Carroll 5, King Moore 4, Uriah Lipscomb 2. Dream Team – Landon Hollifield

15, Cam Houser 11, Mason Powers 3, Nate Kaiser 2.

Players of the Week: K-2 Beginners – Khoen Brice/ Elite Takeoff 10 points; Karter Sanders/Elite Dog 8.

3-4 grade division – Michael Rice/Elite Ballerz 14, Ellie Hollifield/The Yetis 12. 5-7 grade – Jasmine Twitty/Elite UnderDogs 10, Carlos Boyles/Elite King 11.

7-9 grade – Silas Tate/Way Up Elite 16, Xavier Hutchens/Team Go Hard 31.

STANDINGS

K-2 – Elite Takeoff 1-0, Elite Dogs 1-0, Team Hustle 0-1, Team Try Hard 0-1.

3rd-4th division – Elite Ballerz 1-0, The Yetis 1-0, Team Lockdown 0-1, Team Takeover 0-1.

5th-7th division – Elite Kings 1-0, Elite Underdogs 1-0, Elite Yellow Jackets 0-1, Warriors lite 0-1.

7th-9th middle division – Team Go Hard 1-0, WayUp Elite 1-0, 704 Dream Team 0-1, Elite Beastmode 0-1.

FEBRUARY

Playoffs (TBA)

Playoffs (TBA). *All games begin at 5:15 p.m.

KMMS BOYS BASKETBALL ROSTER

Player Number Christian Hill 10 Nazire Davis 23

Coryon Gaines 12 Silas Tate 11

Christian Jarrett 21

KJ Bell 31

Camren Houser

Joe Johnson 33

MaL’achi Powell 40

Qua Ingram 35

Tristan McCorkle 30

Xavier Hutchens 22

Yates Toney 32

Braylon Brown 20

Coaches – Shane Cole, Maurice Tate.

Managers – Isabella Cole, Nasir Epps, Marquise Thomas.

BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE BASKETBALL STANDINGS (Through Friday)

Boys Teams Conf. W-L All W-L

Kings Mountain 4-0 7-4 Crest 4-0 11-2

Hunter Huss 2-2 6-6 South Point 2-2 12-2 Forestview 2-2 7-5 Ashbrook 1-3 1-11 Stuart Cramer 1-3 5-9 North Gaston 0-4 2-12

Girls Ashbrook 4-0 9-3 Stuart Cramer 4-0 12-2 Hunter Huss 3-1 7-5 South Point 2-2 8-6

Kings Mountain 2-2 7-4 Forestview 1-3 7-6 Crest 0-4 2-11 North Gaston 0-4 1-13

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PAWS gets a major upgrade

PAWS, the mascot for North Elementary School Tigers, got a major update that was unveiled to students on Friday, January 6 during its first semester awards day program.

It appears PAWS has been working out over the Christmas break and came back to school sporting a more muscular physique, thanks to Flooring America.

The old PAWS, circa 1980, needed an upgrade and a former North School student answered the call.

The school thanked Ty Toney from Flooring America for his donation for the new Tiger Mascot costume! Once a Tiger, Always a Tiger!

Bethware Elementary School events

On Friday, December 16 at 7:30 a.m. the monthly All Pro Dads event was led by Mr. Reed from Kings Mountain Intermediate School at Bethware Elementary School.

Students and their fathers/grandfather made gingerbread ornaments together. The next All Pro Dads is scheduled for Friday, February 24th at 7:00am.

The Bethware Elementary Christmas Cruise Through was held on December 21, the last day before winter break. Parents were encouraged to decorate their cars and continue around the school after picking up their children in the car rider line. The schools Title I department handed out literacy gifts and Santa Claus was on hand to greet students as well.

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Thanks to Flooring America, PAWS got a major update that was unveiled at North School’s first semester awards program. (Photos Students enjoy breakfast with their fathers during All Pro Dads in December. Photos proviced by Bethware Elementary Santa handed out candy canes to the children in the Christmas Cruise Through.

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In Kings Mountain:

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Bojangles; 218 N. Cleveland Ave.

Chat & Nibble; 415 N. Piedmont Ave.

Cherokee Grill; 222 S. Railroad Ave.

Circle K; 225 N. Cleveland Ave.

Circle P; 301 Phifer Rd.

Community Thrift; 245 S. Battleground Ave.

Dennis’s #3; 1909 Shelby Rd.

Dollar General; 298 Oak Grove Rd.

Dollar General; 1103 Shelby Rd.

Food Lion; 1307 Shelby Rd.

Food Lion/Dollar Tree; 601 E. King St.

Grandpa’s Country Store; 903 Bethlehem Rd. Highway 29 Grill; 1842 S. Battleground Ave. Ingles; 2111 Shelby Rd.

King’s Food Store; 320 Waco Rd.

KM Hospital; 706 W. King St.

KM Pharmacy; 1110 Shelby Rd.

KM Post Office; 115 E. Gold Street

KM Travel Plaza; 400 Dixon School Rd.

Linwood Produce; 805 Cleveland Ave.

Love’s Fish Box; 1100 Shelby Rd.

Mike’s Food Store; 314 N. Piedmont Ave. Mountain Market; 506 Waco Rd.

Mountain Street Pharmacy; 709 W. Mountain St. Mountain View Restaurant; 100 E. King St. Parker’s Amoco and Tires; 908 Shelby Rd.

Rick’s Ole Country Store; 1557 N. Piedmont Ave. Scotchman; 2120 Shelby Rd. Shell; 511 Linwood Rd.

Silver Express; 501 E. King St. Sub Factory; 311 S. Battleground Ave. Swooger’s; 1016 Shelby Rd.

Three Point Market & Grill; 102 Goforth Rd. Tom’s Family Mart; 733 Stony Point Rd. Walgreens; 900 Shelby Rd.

Walmart Neighborhood Market; 1011 Shelby Rd. Woodbridge Handy Mart; 987 Stony Point Rd. YMCA; 211 N. Cleveland Ave.

In Grover:

Carolina Crossing Restaurant; 218 S. Main St. Grover Post Office; 102 Mulberry Rd. JK’s Food Mart; 2738 E. Cherokee St. Mike’s Food Store; 2731 E. Cherokee St.

How to protect yourself from fentanyl exposure

The abuse of drugs containing fentanyl is killing Americans in records numbers. Fentanyl is a factor in more than half (53%) of all overdose deaths. In the 12 months prior to the pandemic, there were 42,687 overdose deaths involving fentanyl in the United States.

Because fentanyl abuse is on the rise, sheriffs and their deputies are increasingly likely to encounter the drug when responding to overdose calls or conducting traffic stops, arrest, and searches. This greatly increases the risk to law enforcement officers of deadly fentanyl exposure. With this in mind, the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Association is sharing the following information as a public service.

Fentanyl is 25% more toxic than heroin and up to 300 times more potent than morphine. Five grams of fentanyl equals one teaspoon, which is enough to kill 2,500 people. In fact, consuming even as small an amount as 0.0001 grams of fentanyl carries a moderate risk of death, while consumption of just 0.0002 grams is certain death.

However less likely to have lethal consequences,

the effects of airborne contact and ingesting fentanyl is way more likely to have more serious and lethal consequences to our youth.

If you are exposed to fentanyl, move away from the source of exposure, contact 911, and notify first responders on the scene of a possible fentanyl exposure. Do not touch your eyes, mouth, nose, or any skin after touching any potentially contaminated surface. Wash your skin thoroughly with cool water, and soap if available. Do not use hand sanitizers as they may enhance absorption. Contact a poison control center for more guidance.

The signs of fentanyl exposure are slow breathing, drowsiness, or unresponsiveness, and constricted (or “pinpoint”) pupils. Naloxone is an effective medication that rapidly reverses the effects of fentanyl; if unavailable, initiate CPR until first responders arrive. Do not forget to always call 911 if you or someone is exposed or may be exposed to any lethal drug. With sheriffs and members of the general public working together, we can all do our part to minimize the risk of exposure to deadly fentanyl.

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Local public agencies, 501(c)3 non-profit corporations and local housing authorities wishing to submit applications for programs to provide any of these intervention services will need to access application forms and other necessary information from the NC ALLIES website with instructions at https://cp.ncdjjdp.org/CP or by contacting Melissa Johnson at the Area Office of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention at 828-296-4745 or melissa.g.johnson@ncdps.gov. Private non-profits are also required to submit No Over Due Tax forms, Conflict of Interest Statements, and proof of 501(c)(3)status. Program Applications are to be submitted electronically into NC Allies by February 13 at 5:00 p.m.

In addition, a copy of the application should be sent to Margie Christopher at margiesc822@gmail.com, or brought to Sara Brunner at NCDPS, Juvenile Division at 315 Patton Street, Shelby no later than 5:00 pm on February 13. Attachments to be included are: a copy of the most recent agency audit, a list of current Board of Directors designating officers, a No Taxes Due Statement, and Conflict of Interest policy indicating any existing conflicts. New applicants will also need to submit three (3) letters of support.

Interviews will be held by the allocations committee with the Program Manager of each applying agency on February 21 at the Shelby Police Department, times to be determined as applications are submitted.

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Battle of Cowpens commemoration January 14 &15

Used as a pasturing area at the time of the battle, this Revolutionary War site commemorates the place where Daniel Morgan and his army turned the flanks of Banastre Tarleton's British army. This classic military tactic, known as a double envelopment, was one of only a few in history.

The 242nd Anniversary of the Battle of Cowpens at Cowpens National Battlefield begins on January 14 at 10 a.m. Throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday, the park will host free activities include guest speakers, Ranger Battlefield Walks,

calvary demonstrations, historic weapons demonstrations, music, and lantern walks until 7:00 p.m.

On Sunday, January 15, A Sword of the Lord and Gideon dramatic performance by Robert Ryals begins at 10:30 a.m. This day is filled with continues with ongoing activities, from firing demonstrations, to cannon demonstrations, to a talk by Bert Dunkerly, author of Women in the Revolution. Events end at 5 p.m.

To register for a lantern walk, please call the visitor center at 864- 4612828. Walks are leaving at

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

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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

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

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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)

5:45pm, 6:00pm, 6:15pm, 6:30pm, and 6:45pm. These walks will consist of fifteen-minute walks in an area of the battlefield that will include reenactors at several stops. Each walk will accommodate up to 30 people.

Cowpens National Battlefield is a unit of the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution Parks Group within the National Park Service. The group mission is to protect, preserve, and interpret the significance of the decisive battles where America earned its freedom. For

LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

Having qualified on 5th of January, 2023 as Administratrix of the Estate of ESTHER LAURA ANN WEBBER, 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 11th of April, 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 11st day of January, 2023.

Tanya Denise Webber, Administratrix Estate of Esther Laura Ann Webber 903 Moses Ct Shelby, NC 28152

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LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

Having qualified on 28th of December, 2022 as Administrator of the Estate of PENNY LEE STONE, 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, Grady T. Stone, Administrator on or before the 4th of April, 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 4th day of January, 2023.

Grady T. Stone, Administrator Estate of Penny Lee Stone 140 Phifer Cir Unit 2. Kings Mountain, NC 28086

KMH (1/04, 11, 18 & 25/2023)

LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

Having qualified on 3rd day of January, 2023 as Executrix of the Estate of VIRGINIA PAYNE GOWER SELF, 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, Kimberly Hill, Executrix, on or before the 11th of April, 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 11th day of January, 2023.

Kimberly Hill, Executrix Estate of: Virginia Payne Gower Self 922 S Battleground Ave 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 28th day of December, 2022 as Executor of the Estate of JOY GARREN; AKA, JOY EVERHART GARREN, 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, Jacob Daniel Garren, Executor, on or before the 11th of April, 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 11th day of January, 2023

Jacob Daniel Garren, Executor Estate of: Joy Garren; aka, Joy Everhart Garren 163 Wellshire Drive Kings Mountain, NC 28086

KMH (1/11, 18, 25 & 2/01/2023)

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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 December, 2022 as Executrix of the Estate of DENNIS C. STAMEY; AKA, DENNIS STAMEY; AKA, DENNIS CLARENCE STAMEY, 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, Shirley G. Stamey, Executrix, on or before the 4th of April, 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 4th day of January, 2023.

Shirley G. Stamey, Executrix Estate of: Dennis C. Stamey; aka, Dennis Stamey; aka, Dennis Clarence Stamey 2138 Deal Road Cherryville, NC 28021

KMH (1/04, 11, 18 & 25//2023)

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

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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Reenactors commemorating the Battle of Cowpens gather each year to remember the significant victory made by Daniel Morgan and his men. Photo by NPS more information about activities at Cowpens Na- Battlefield, call (864) 461-2828 or visit the park’s

Beware of misleading ads for weight loss products

When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, scammers know that losing weight and getting in shape is one of the most popular goals. This has led to a slew of scams involving vitamins, supplements, and weight loss formulas, all claiming to offer rapid results. Not only are the products themselves questionable, so are the business dealings of the companies peddling them.

How the scam works. Most weight loss product scams start with promises that are simply too good to be true. Body wraps, topical creams, dietary sup-

plements, pills, powders, skin patches, even earrings have been advertised to “melt,” “flush,” “burn,” or “dissolve” away unwanted fat, fast. These ads usually come with some amazing before and after pictures of people who claim to have used the product, and glowing five-star reviews. According to many recent reports, these weight loss products often claim to have been featured on popular TV shows like Shark Tank. You may see these ads on TV, in periodicals, or more commonly, on social media. The sad truth is the ads are misleading

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATOR

Having qualified on 22nd of December, 2022 as Co-Administrators of the Estate of Chris Duane Ellis (22 E 1069), 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 Phillip Ellis, Co-Administrator and David Ellis, Co-Administrator, c/o A. Susan Biggers, Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C., 402 East Graham Street, Shelby, North Carolina 28150, on or before April 12th, 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 11th day of January, 2023.

Phillip Ellis and David Ellis Co-Administrators of the Estate of Chris Duane Ellis 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

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

NOTICE OF NUNCUPATIVE WILL PROBATE BY PUBLICATION

In the Superior Court of Cleveland County Take notice that the nuncupative will of Samuel Arthur Smith is to be submitted for probate in the Superior Court of Cleveland County, North Carolina. This notice is to inform any next of kin or unknown heirs of the Estate of Samuel Arthur Smith, that they have the right to oppose the probate of the nuncupative will of Samuel Arthur Smith.

This the 4th day of January, 2023.

233 E. Graham Street Shelby, NC 28150 Counsel for the estate: McIntyre Elder Law

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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

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

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and the products won’t melt away fat or give you a six-pack. In fact, many contain ingredients that can be damaging to your health.

To make matters worse, some of these companies engage in unscrupulous selling techniques. Dozens of consumer complaints described weight loss programs as difficult to cancel, even if the product doesn't work as claimed in the ads. Some consumers believed they were making a onetime purchase. Instead, the company repeatedly billed their credit cards for more of the product. When they contacted customer service, they were informed that they had signed up for a subscription, which was only disclosed in the fine print of their original purchase. Canceling an order can be difficult and getting a refund nearly impossible.

To help avoid weight loss scams, BBB recommends the following:

• Always be wary of advertisements and customer endorsements promising “miracle” results or im-

mediate weight loss. The Federal Trade Commission warns consumers that many shady weight loss products are accompanied by false promises. For example, if an ad says their product will make you lose weight “permanently,” you’re looking at a false promise.

• Don’t be quick to trust endorsements. Many scammers use pictures of celebrities, TV show mentions, or well-known company logos to gain consumers’ trust without their permission. Always research the company before doing business with them, no matter who supposedly endorses their product.

• Avoid products that claim to help lose weight without diet or exercise. Be especially skeptical of claims that you don’t have to change your eating habits. Doctors, dieticians, and other experts agree that losing weight takes work and should be gradual. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, losing 1-2 pounds per week is a healthy goal

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

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

In the Matter of the Estate of: DAVID BRIAN HERNDON, Deceased.

Having qualified on the 22nd day of December, 2022 as Executor of the Estate of DAVID BRIAN HERNDON, deceased, late of Fairfield County, South 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 6th day of April, 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 4th day of January, 2023

Warren R. Herndon, Jr., Ex. 245 Mooring Lane Lexington, SC 29072

C. Andrew Neisler, Jr CLONINGER & NEISLER ATTYS P.O. Box 515, 300 E. King Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086 KM (1/4, 1/11, 1/18, & 1/25/2023)

and is more successful for achieving long-term weight loss. Pass up any product that promises miraculous, sudden results without any effort.

• Check a product’s ingredients with the FDA. Be suspicious of taking special pills, powders, or herbs. Some products have been recalled for containing ingredients with potentially dangerous effects. Check the list of public notifications from the FDA regarding potentially harmful weight loss products. In Canada, check with Health Canada for guidelines.

• Be wary of a lack of an ingredients list. Some companies have been accused of not advertising certain ingredients that can come with harmful side effects or mix adversely with prescription drugs.

• Be wary of free trial offers, and before signing up, understand all the terms and conditions. These deals can become “subscription traps” that hook consumers into expensive shipments of products they did not agree to buy. Before clicking check out or purchase, make sure the cart only includes the items you wish to purchase, and does not include signing up for a

subscription unless this is an option want. Be cautious of any contract that takes payment from your credit card until you cancel.

• When participating in online forums and chat rooms focused on weight loss and fitness topics, be wary of individuals pushing products they claim will help quickly reach goals.

• Be realistic about your fitness goals. It’s hard work to lose weight. Find a program you can stick with, preferably one that you enjoy. Does a weight loss plan require special foods? Can you cancel if you move or find that the program doesn’t meet your needs? If you need help, ask your doctor for suggestions.

• Research the company with BBB.org before purchasing. Read reviews about the company to see if there are any complaints alleging that it’s a scam.

• Report the deceptive ads. Be suspicious of ridiculously positive testimonials on the company website. Testimonials become an easy marketing tool and are easily faked. These are often accompanied by glorious before and after pictures.

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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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The public will take notice that the City Council of the City of Kings Mountain has called a public hearing regarding an application for rezoning.

Scott Moss MD, Applicant has requested an amendment to the Zoning Map of the City of Kings Mountain regarding the following:

Rezone approximately 7.72 acres, identified as Cleveland County Parcels 11750 and 65674 located at the southeast corner of S Battleground Ave and Kings Mountain Blvd. The petitioner would like the property to be rezoned from Suburban Residential (SR) to Auto-Urban Commercial (AU). Case Z-22-21

The public hearing will be held at City Hall, 101 W. Gold Street, Kings Mountain, North Carolina on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Opportunity for public input will be offered during the public hearing portion of the meeting. A copy of the application may be obtained by contacting the City of Kings Mountain Community Planning Department at 704-734-4595.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

FOR SALE

2022 ENVY NEIGHBORHOOD CART. Road ready, blinkers, brake lights, headlights, horn, power steering, must sell. $9500. 828-9801187, for pictures/details.

FOR SALE

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

FOR SALE

COMPLETE

BUSINESS SERVICES

NEW RESIDENTIAL PLUMBING SERVICES are now available. Badger Plumbing is now open to service you at reasonable rates. Call 704-524-3387.

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

BRAND NEW BEST BRAND grey leather rocker recliner. Still has tags. $625. 21 inch Samsung color TV with stand and remote. Like new. $125. 828-286-4426.

NEW WASHER & DRYER No attachments. Still in boxes. From Lowe’s in Forest City. Paid $1248 will take $1000. Cash only! 704-484-1639 ask for Stephen or email darrylager@gmail.com

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

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

GOLDEN DOMERS TOY AND HOBBY. Visit our NEW LOCATION .....Model Cars, Die-cast Cars & Trucks, Tractors, Hot Wheels, Construction Toys, Sports Memorabilia, Autographed Items, Hard to Find Items! See Mike & Brandon Willis. We’re located at 104 Oliver Ave. (behind El Acapulco Mexican Restaurant in Boiling Springs), Shelby 704-297-0102 or 704-2970103

I CLEAN HOMES AND BUSINESSES. I do standard cleanings, deep cleanings, move cleanings, and office cleanings at reasonable rates. Email me at sgacsa@aol.com call or text me at 704-419-9016 (704) 4199016 sgacsa@aol.com

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

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

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

MECHANIC WORK. We do Mechanic Work. Foreign and Domestic. Diagnostic fee, $50. Call 704-481-7502

MONITOR HEATER WITH TANK & STAND, $700 OBO. Feed barrels $20, Solid top plastic & metal barrels $10, Totes $75, Burn barrels $15, Metal cages $25. Call Jeff in Hickory before 6pm (828) 327-4782

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

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

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

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

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

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

30 FOOT CAMPER TRAILER FRAME. Made of steel. Would be great for a tiny home frame. $800. 828-429-3892.

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

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

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

PETS & LIVESTOCK

GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUPPIES 6 males. 6 weeks old, UTD shots & dewormed. Text for more pics and information (407) 921-2012 samarabuelna@gmail.com

CKC GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES $600. I have 9 beautiful CKC German Shepherd puppies that will be ready for a new family on 1/26/23. They were born 11/28/22. They have all been checked and dewormed by a Veterinarian. First shots scheduled along with another checkup at the Veterinarian as well. Registration papers included. Dame and sire are on site. The dame is 75 lbs and Sable. The sire is 110 lbs and traditional black and brown. They have been handled and socialized since birth. Please call or text for more information and pictures. (828) 305-1014

AKC FEMALE MINIATURE SCHNAUZER PUPPY for sale. Beautiful markings. Salt and Pepper. Vet checked and has first shots. $900. 704-915-0004.

BEGINNING BEEKEEPING CLASS. Two-day Cleveland

class includes

materials,

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

EMPLOYMENT

POSITION AVAILABLE FOR Lead Person for Commercial Landscaping Company located in Kings Mountain, NC. Must be Mature & Seasoned. A valid drivers license is required and have experience hauling trailer and equipment. Travel is required every day with early mornings and some late afternoons, especially in spring and summer months. There are no overnight stays. This position will start immediately. Only serious inquiries need apply. Please send email with resume to zerobugs@bellsouth. net or leave a voicemail at 704-734-5370 and your call will be returned.

EB MOBILE MECHANIC. I will come to you to repair any car, lawnmower or tractor. Honest & reliable. (704) 3002332

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

JAMES BALLARD PAINTING SERVICE. Paint Kitchen Cabinets only. Pre-estimated price. References available. 828-429-7511 or 828-4293743. Ask for James. CONCRETE SPECIALTIES. Driveways, patios, slabs, sidewalks, Bobcat work. Kelvin Carter 864-590-8054.

RETAINING WALLS,

GREAT FOR GIFTS OR COLLECTING SILVER, GOLD & COINS! SILVER Bars & Rounds 1Oz., 5 Oz.,10 Oz., 32 Oz., 50 Oz.. and 2022 Silver Eagles. GOLD 1 Gram, 2.5 Grams, 5 Grams, 10 Grams, 1/10 Oz., 1/4 Oz., 1/2 Oz. & 1 Oz. “We Buy, Sell & Trade”! Jake’s Knives Coins, Collectibles & Antiques located at 1008 S. Lafayette St., Shelby, NC. Call 704-600-6996 or (980) 295-5568

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

2022 SHOPRIDER $550.00 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

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

BOAT & RV COVERS-WE INSTALL. 14 on Site that you can look at and touch! J Johnson Sales, 2690 221South, Forest City, NC (828) 2455895

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

WANT TO BUY

WE BUY Cars, Trucks, Vans. Running or not. Lost titles or have titles. We take over payments. 704-524-3387.

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

BUYING COMICS & VINYL RECORDS. Looking for 1950s-80s Comics in any condition. I want to buy your comics that are sitting and collecting dust and taking up room as well as old Rock and Roll records. Cleveland and Gaston County, Kings Mountain, Shelby and Charlotte areas. Call Tim 661-312-6159 (661) 312-6159 saveyourearth@live.com

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

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

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

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

NEED TO SELL YOUR HOUSE? I PURCHASE UNWANTED RENTAL PROPERTY AND/OR STARTER HOMES. MUST BE PRICED TO SELL! “QUICK CLOSINGS”! Call (704) 472-0006

WANT TO BUY: STANDING WALNUT logs or white oak logs. Call for info: 828-2890742.

AMERICAN BRITTANY PUPPIES FOR SALE. American Brittany puppy. Last puppy, 16 weeks old. All vaccinations completed. Male with champion bloodlines. This is an awesome pup. Price is 1000.00 call or text Ben. Check Ridgeview Brittanys on FB. 704472-3652 (704) 472-3652 Britman657@yahoo.com

AUCTIONS

EXPERIENCED AUTOMOTIVE MECHANIC NEEDED. We have full-time auto mechanic position available. Must provide own tools and have a valid driver license. R&D Automotive in Earl, NC. (704) 482-9789

GENERAL MAINTENANCE/ GROUNDSKEEPER. Must have valid drivers license. Call 704-473-4299. (704) 4734299

ONE ON ONE CARE. Is hiring for Direct Support Professional/DSP for full/part time on 2nd shift. Transport experience recommended not required. Apply in person at 203 Lee St, Shelby NC

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LOCAL ONLINE GIFTS STORE. Local Online Gifts Store Now Open - Visit www. GiftNC.com NC4Ever@usa. com
CHRISTIAN SCHOOL BOYS BASEBALL TRYOUTS! Charity Christian School will have Varsity Boys Baseball Tryouts on 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 County Beekeepers Association textbook, class association membership, mentor
HAVE A CLEAN DRIVING RECORD? AA UNITED CAB COMPANY is hiring qualified individuals for driver positions. “Must Pass Drug Test & Physical”.
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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
PAVERS, GRADING, DEMOLITION, site cleanup, ponds, fencing, maintenance, irrigation, landscaping, pruning, planting, excavator work. 828-453-8113.
PATTERSON SPRINGS STORAGE AUCTION. PUBLIC SALE. 1PM, Jan 20th, Patterson Springs Storage, 1826 Creek Ridge Rd., Shelby, NC. Contents of Units: #1, 5, 6, 54 Morrow, #33 Eaker, #3 Perez, for Non-Payment of Storage Rent. (704) 473-7358 andrew.sain@gmail.com YARD SALES CLEVELAND COUNTY INSIDE YARD SALE! At Mooresboro School Gym Sat., Feb 4, 2023 from 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM. $10 Setup Fee. Bring your own tables/ display. Setup is 7am-8am. “Bring your stuff and junk !” FREE ADMISSION! **CASH ONLY!!** For Questions: Call Keith (828) 351-8822 or Call Mickey (828) 4477231 located at 308 Main St, Mooresboro, NC 28114
OLD GAMBLING MACHINE $150. Would make a good man cave piece. (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
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Prevent growth of mold/ mildew in colder months

Mold and mildew are not only unsightly, but unhealthy. These fungi grow readily in damp areas and are found in the air breathed both indoors and outside. If left unaddressed, mold and mildew can threaten the health of a home’s inhabitants.

Mildew is a type of mold that remains relatively flush with the surface it grows on. Other molds can grow puffy in appearance. Molds serve the purpose of destroying organic materials, but in high amounts, these microorganisms can cause respiratory problems, sinus congestion, throat irritation, headaches, and other issues, particularly when mold grows unchecked indoors, says Better Homes and Gardens. As a result, it is essential to address mold before it becomes problematic.

According to Polygon, a drying technology and temporary climate solutions company, the wet season in winter is when molds often grow and expand. Mold can break down the integrity and strength of the surfaces where it grows.

Homeowners can employ the following strategies to prevent mold growth.

• Keep all surfaces clean, using proper cleaning prod-

ucts. Diluted bleach solutions are highly effective at killing microscopic fungi, viruses and bacteria.

• Reduce moisture and humidity by ensuring sufficient air circulation in rooms, particularly bathrooms and kitchens. An exhaust fan will help remove moisture quickly.

• Fabrics covered in mildew that can be laundered should be carefully removed and washed in chlorine bleach and hot water. An oxygen bleach product also can be effective.

• Invest in a dehumidifier that can reduce moisture in the home in problem areas, such as damp basements or garages.

• Fix plumbing leaks as soon as possible.

• Remove damp leaves and snow from areas around the foundation of the home.

Ensure that gutters and bris and can shuttle water away from the house effectively.

• Replace cracked or defective mortar in basements.

• Make sure all seals on windows and doors are not compromised and are in good working condition.

• Be sure an HVAC inline humidifier is adjusted to the right setting and isn’t pumping too much moisture into the heated air; otherwise, the added humidity can contribute to mold.

• If there is a flood or water infiltrates a home in other ways, hire a professional service to help clean and dry the home effectively. Mold and mildew are problematic, but with diligence they can be kept at bay.

Strategies to improve your ability to focus

Distractions have never been harder to resist. According to Deloitte’s “2022 Connectivity and Mobile Trends Survey” (third edition), the average household in the United States now has a total of 22 connected devices. Things are a little less connected in Canada, where a J.D. Power survey of television service subscribers found that the average household has about 10 devices.

The prevalence and accessibility of devices can make it difficult to focus, but tablets, smartphones and other technologies are not the only culprits that can compromise the ability to concentrate.

Harvard Medical School notes that underlying medical conditions, the side effects of medication and excessive alcohol consumption can each make it harder to focus. That’s a significant detriment, as an ability to focus can help individuals be more efficient and perform better at work and in school. Each individual is different, so efforts to improve focus might require a little trial and error until a person finds what works for them. In the meantime, the following are some effective strategies that can help people sharpen their focus and reap all the rewards that a heightened abil-

ity to concentrate has to offer. • Turn notifications off. Notifications are a bigger distraction than people may realize. A 2015 study from researchers at Florida State University found that simply hearing the ping of a notification was as distracting as taking a phone call. Individuals may find the idea of answering as little as 20 or more phone calls per day unrealistic, but researchers have found that the average smartphone user receives around 80 push notifications per day. Such constant inflow of notifications is detrimental to smartphone users’ ability to focus. Turning notifications

Dos and don’ts of healthy weight loss

Maintaining a healthy weight promotes long-term health. Being overweight or obese are risk factors for various conditions, including type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The World Health Organization reports that the worldwide obesity rate has tripled since 1975. In 2016, more than 1.9 billion adults were overweight. Of these, more than 650 million were obese.

Health issues related to obesity are largely preventable. Losing weight in a healthy manner is essential for safe and lasting results. Individuals aspiring to lose weight can follow these guidelines on what to do and what not to do.

DO add lean protein sources to your diet. Healthline indicates the body burns calories when digesting and metabolizing protein, so a high-protein diet can help to shed up to 80 to 100 calories per day. Protein also helps you to feel full, reducing the propensity to overeat.

DON’T get hung up on numbers early on. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises that even modest weight loss of 5 to 10 percent of your total body weight is bound to produce health benefits, such as improvements in blood sugar levels, cholesterol and blood pressure. Start small and gradually build up. DO eat at least four servings of vegetables and three servings of fruits daily. Pro-

off while in school or during the workday can help people avoid this seemingly endless stream of distractions, thus improving focus.

• Establish a distraction-free workspace. A survey from McKinsey & Company found that, after the acute phases of the COVID-19 pandemic, 58 percent of employed respondents have the option to work from home for all or part of the week. Remote working may be more convenient, but it also can compromise workers’ focus in ways that are unique to working from home. For example, professionals’ children cannot stroll

duce contains an abundance of vital nutrients and is often fiber-rich and low in calories, which helps you to feel full.

DON’T overlook the impact of beverages on weight loss. The calories in sugary beverages, including some all-natural fruit juices, can add up quickly. Stick to water, tea or other unsweetened beverages to help with weight loss.

DO get moving more. The Mayo Clinic notes that while it is possible to lose weight without exercise, getting moving can help burn off the excess calories you can’t cut through diet alone. Exercise boosts metabolism and benefits mood and strengthens muscles and the cardiovascular system as well.

DON’T go shopping while hungry. If you do, you may make impulse buys that compromise healthy eating plans.

DO speak with a doctor if you are vetting diet and exercise plans. A healthcare professional can assist you by indicating if a particular diet

into their offices when they aren’t working from home, nor are distractions like television within arm’s length in a traditional office setting.

Professionals who are finding it hard to focus when working from home can do more to make their home offices distraction-free. Make your home a television-free zone during traditional working hours and remove a television or non-work tablet from your office so you aren’t tempted to watch a show or a sporting event when you’re supposed to be working.

• Adopt a healthier lifestyle. The experts at Harvard Medical School note that

or fitness routine is acceptable for your age, goals and current health status.

DON’T forget to track eating. Most healthy diets involve some sort of calorie-counting, whether they actually require you to document your intake or use a formula to attribute “points” or another measure related to what you eat. Writing or tracking the foods and beverages you consume will provide the most honest assessment of habits that could affect weight loss.

DO include foods you enjoy. Completely restricting access to occasional treats may cause you to resent healthy eating, which can derail weight loss goals. The principle of moderation can apply to healthy weight loss as long as you account for the more calorie-dense foods.

Losing weight in a healthy manner is achievable when you seek guidance and follow some time-tested techniques.

many aspects of a healthy lifestyle can help people focus better. Researchers have discovered a direct link between exercise and a person’s ability to pay attention, noting that exercise increases the availability of brain chemicals that reduce stress and improve sleep, among other things. Less stress and a good night’s rest can make it easier to focus.

An ability to focus pays myriad dividends. Individuals can try various strategies to improve their concentration skills and reap the rewards that such improvement provides.

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

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Dear Savvy Senior, What steps need to be taken after a loved one dies? My 71-year-old uncle, who’s divorced with no children, has terminal cancer. He’s asked me to take care of his affairs so I would like to find out what I need to do after he passes away.

Unsure Nephew

Dear Unsure,

I’m very sorry to hear about your uncle. The death of a loved of can bring about a host of different tasks and responsibilities. Here’s a list of some things you can do now, and after his death, that can help keep a sad event from becoming even more difficult.

Before Death Occurs

There are several tasks you can do now while your uncle is still living that will make things easier for you after he dies.

For starters, find out where he keeps all his important papers like his trust and/ or will (also make sure it’s updated), birth certificate, Social Security information, life-insurance policies, military discharge papers, financial documents, key or combination to a safe deposit box

or a home safe. Also make a list of his digital assets (including usernames and passwords) like his email account, online banking accounts, social media accounts, etc.

If your uncle doesn’t have an advanced directive, help him make one (see CaringInfo.org for free state-specific forms and instructions). An advanced directive includes a living will that specifies his end-of-life medical treatments and appoints a health-care proxy to make medical decisions if he becomes incapacitated. In addition, you should also make a do-not-resuscitate (DNR) order. Your uncle’s doctor can help you with this.

You should also pre-arrange his funeral, memorial service, and burial or cremation.

Immediately After Death

Once your uncle dies, you’ll need to get a legal pronouncement of death. If no doctor is present, you’ll need to contact someone to do this.

If he dies at home under hospice care, call the hospice nurse, who can declare his death and help facilitate the transport

of the body.

If he dies at home without hospice care, call your uncle’s doctor. You’ll then need to call the funeral home, mortuary or crematorium to pick up the body. If your uncle is an organ or tissue donor, contact the funeral home or the county coroner immediately.

Within a Few Days

If funeral plans were not pre-arranged, you’ll need to make arrangements and prepare an obituary. If your uncle was in the military or belonged to a fraternal or religious group, you should contact those organizations too, because they may have burial benefits or conduct funeral services.

You should also notify family members, close friends and his employer if he was still working, and make sure his home is secured.

Up to 10 Days After Death

To wind down your uncle’s financial affairs, you’ll need to get multiple copies of his death certificate, which are typically ordered by the funeral home.

If you’re the executor of your uncle’s estate, take his will to the appropriate county or city office to have it accepted for probate. And open a bank account for your uncle’s estate to pay bills, including taxes, funeral costs, etc.

You also need to contact your uncle’s estate attorney if he has one; tax preparer to see if estate or final income taxes should be filed; financial advisor for information on financial holdings; life insurance agent to get claim forms; his bank to locate and close accounts; and Social Security, the VA (if he’s a veteran) and other agencies that provided benefits in order to stop payments.

You should also cancel his credit cards, delete or memorialize his social media accounts and, if relevant, stop household services like utilities, mail, etc. His home and personal belonging will also need to be dealt with in the coming weeks.

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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