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106 East Mountain Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086 Volume 136 • Issue 2

Wednesday, January 12, 2022 • 704-484-1047


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KM Herald headlines 2021 year in review By Loretta Cozart (Ed. Note: This is the second of a two-part article looking back on 2021 and how the Kings Mountain Herald brought hometown, community news, and local issues to our readers. We at Community Media wish you a Happy New Year!) JULY: • The Catawba Two Kings Casino pre-launch facility in Kings Mountain opened to the public at noon on July 1, after Catawba Nation Chief Bill Harris cut a ceremonial ribbon with tribal, local, and state government leaders. • Wells Fargo Bank at 125 S. Battleground Avenue will close its Kings Mountain branch on Wednesday, July 14. according to Mike Hughes, Senior Vice President of Wells Fargo State and Local Government Relations, due to more transactions being handled digitally. • After months of work involving city staff and consultants. Kings Mountain's new Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) was approved. The new zoning ordinance replaces former zoning used by the city. All cities within the state had to develop and implement a new UDO that had to be implemented July 1. • Lady Mountaineer basketball star Trina Hamrick to be inducted into Kings Mountain Hall of Fame. • Cleveland County Health Department has partnered with Star Med to host several

KMPD and KMFD respond to train wreck at Battleground and W. Gold Street on July 30 downtown. Photo by Christy Atkins

A new cell phone tower was installed by Baker Donaldson for Verizon to improve cell phone coverage within the city. Photo by Loretta Cozart

Benestar Building makes progress toward completion. Photo by Loretta Cozart free pop-up COVID vaccine clinics throughout the month of July and making access to the vaccine as convenient as

possible for people in various areas of the county. • Thanks to the City of Kings Mountain and Cleve-

land County Music Hall of Fame, Pickin' at The Park, a weekly acoustic jam session was held Thursday nights in

Downtown Kings Mountain at the Gazebo in Patriots Park. • On July 8, the Cleveland County Health Department was notified of a fox that tested positive for rabies. This is the second rabid animal identified in the county this year. The animal was found at Harris Creek Rd, Lawndale. NC.

• Appalachian Gear Company, an outdoor lifestyle company specializing in American-made performance apparel and gear, announced its expansion into a new manufacturing facility in Kings Mountain. The move allows the brand to significantly increase production of its See HEADLINES, Page 5A

Page and Teague arrested for scamming investors By Loretta Cozart Austin Page and Brandon Teague, owners of D&T Investment Group in Kings Mountain, were arrested on Friday, Dec. 31, in New York, according to court records. Based upon a review of the D&T account records from Bank of America from the accounts’ inception in November 2020 through August 2021 by an FBI Forensic Accountant, according to a criminal complaint filed in United States District Court for Western NC on December 14, it appears that millions of dollars in investor money was deposited into these accounts. It does not appear that most investor funds were invested. Instead, it appears that Page and Teague used a significant amount of investor

A sign in the old Plonk building announces a new restaurant coming to town. Photo by Loretta Cozart

D&T INVESTMENT GROUP funds to make “Ponzi payments” to other investors and to pay personal expenses of Page and Teague, to include the following: a. Over $100,000 in Zelle transfers to Austin Page. b. Over $50,000 in Zelle transfers to Brandon Teague. c. Over $450,000 in cash withdrawals. d. Over $70,000 in luxury car rentals. e. Over $66,000 to Caesars Palace and Caesars

Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. f. Over $40,000 in other hotel expenses. g. Over 30,000 in Airbnb expenses. h. Over $30,000 in purchases from Bentley’s restaurant. i. Over $20,000 in purchases from Louis Vuitton. j. Over $20,000 in purchases from Nordstrom. k. Over $18,000 in purchases from Total Wine; and See ARRESTED, Page 2A

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A sign of something new to come By Loretta Cozart While walking around downtown Kings Mountain, signs of things to come are everywhere. In the building that once housed Plonk’s Department Store on Railroad Avenue for decades, a new sign in the window announces, “Coming Soon! Streets of Napoli, Italian Restaurant and Bar! Authentic Italian cuisine. Fresh made pasta, seafood, salad,

dessert.” In November 2021, Tony Cappola announced the new restaurant on social media sharing, “In Kings Mountain, Railroad. We are happy to announce our new location! Will be A Street of Napoli using Nonna'italian Bistro menu by Tony Coppola. Menu will be all fresh made A LA CARTA.” • 2 fish a week • 2 meat a week • 2 pasta a week

• Salads, desserts Cappola continued, “Our bar will have imported Italian wine, prosecco, Spritz, limoncello. We need to thank Mr. Robert Bolin our landlord. for both locations. We look forward to serving you Early spring.” While the building shows no progress in this direction currently, an estimated time to open is early spring.

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Billy Belk KINGS MOUNTAIN: Billy Belk, 72, died Tuesday, January, 4, 2022, at Robin Johnson Hospice House of Dallas. Born January 2, 1950, in Atlanta, GA, he lived in Kings Mountain and served his country in the United States Marine Corps. He is survived sisters, Bonnie Sue Patterson of Bessemer City and Louise Carpenter of Kings Mountain; brother, Percy Harris of Gaffney, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 12 PM on Friday, January 7, 2022 at Clay-Barnette Funeral Home of Kings Mountain with Chaplain Anita Harvin officiating. The family received friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Mountain Rest Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Clay-Barnette Funeral Home & Aquamation of Kings Mountain Online condolences:

Family Worship Center Blood Drive February 17 Family Worship Center will hold a Blood Drive in their fellowship hall on Thursday, February 17, 2022, 3:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 1818 Shelby Rd., Kings Mtn., NC. Please visit and enter: Family Worship or call Vickie Black at 704-418-0418 to schedule an appointment. Maximize your blood donation. Help more patients. If you are an eligible type O, Bor A- donor, consider making a Power Red donation. Red blood cells are the most commonly transfused blood component. Bring your photo ID or American Red Cross Donor Card. Eat iron-rich foods and drink plent of water before the blood drive. As a thank you for giving blood, the Red Cross will send you a $10 Gift card via email.

ARRESTED From Page 1A l. Numerous other personal expenses. The complaint concluded that probable cause exists that Austin Delano Page and Brandon “Alexander Teague operated what is commonly referred to as a ‘Ponzi’ scheme, and that they have now fled to Italy,” court records stated. Based upon the foregoing, the Affiant submits there is probable cause to believe that from at least November 2020 through December 2021, in the Western District of North Carolina, and elsewhere, in the court’s opinion. Austin Delano Page and Brandon Alexander Teague, with the intent to defraud, devised a scheme to defraud and/or obtain money by means of false or fraudulent pretenses, representations or promises, and, for the purpose of executing or attempting to execute that scheme, they knowingly sent or caused to be sent and de[1] livered by the Postal Service, various materials, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1341.”

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Senator Ted Alexander appointed Gov. Cooper signs Executive chairman of Joint Legislative Oversight Order in response to Omicron variant Committee on Local Government On January 6, Senate leader Phil Berger announced that he intends to appoint Sen. W. Ted Alexander as a chairman of Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Local Government for the 2021-22 legislative biennium interim. The Joint Legislative Committee on Local Government reviews and monitors local government capital projects that are required to go before the Local Government Commission and require debt to be issued over one million dollars ($1,000,000), except for schools, jails, courthouses, and administrative buildings. Sen. Ted Alexander stated, “I am pleased to

SENATOR TED ALEXANDER serve as chairman for the of Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Local Government and look forward to serving the constituents of Senate District 44 and the people of North Carolina in

this position.” In addition to chairing the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Local Government, Senator Alexander has also been assigned as a Member of the Joint Legislative Economic Development and Global Engagement Oversight Committee, the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on General Government, the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Information Technology, and the Municipal Incorporations Subcommittee of the Joint Legislative Committee on Local Government. Terms are effective immediately and will continue through the end of the current biennium.

January city closures and trash pickup Leaf season ends February 14 City offices will be closed on Monday, January 17 in Observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday and on Monday, February 21 in Observance of President’s Day Holiday. Garbage collection will be one day behind schedule for both weeks. All trash

should be placed in bags and put inside the garbage container for collection. If you have questions, please call Public Works at 704734-0735. Leaf season will end on February 14. Crews will survey the streets on that day and any piles out that day will be vacuumed the following week. Three leaf trucks are running, and the city has been divided into

three sections. It may take up to four weeks to run the complete route and then return to the beginning. As the volume of leaves decreases, the time between collections will get shorter. Please remember to place all brush and limbs, as well as bagged debris, for collection behind the curb and out of the street to prevent rainwater from washing them into storm drains and ditches.

Governor Roy Cooper signed Executive Order 245 on January 5, to GOV. strengthen ROY COOPER the state’s o n g o ing fight against COVID-19 with more health care workers and flexibility for care facilities, as well as easier access to vaccines, tests, and treatments. The regulatory waivers in the Order are key to facilitating the state’s COVID-19 response at this critical juncture in the pandemic. “It’s more important than ever to support our health care providers and give them more flexibility and tools. As hospitalizations rise, we should make sure people get the medical care they need as well as more access to vaccines and tests,” said Governor Cooper. North Carolina is experiencing a significant wave of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations due to the increasing spread of the Omicron variant, which is more transmissible than the original virus and pre-

vious variants. The spread of this variant and the Delta variant, particularly across the state’s unvaccinated population, has generated increased concern from medical professionals. The Order extends provisions directing the State Health Director to issue statewide standing orders to facilitate COVID-19 testing, COVID-19 vaccination, and the administration of therapeutic treatments designed to prevent or treat COVID19, including monoclonal antibody treatments and newly authorized therapeutic treatments. Additionally, the Order gives the NCDHHS Secretary flexibility to take actions to increase the health care workforce and to ensure continuity of existing operations in the state’s hospitals, adult care homes, nursing homes, and other long-term care facilities. Professional licensing boards will have authority to modify or waive requirements that would otherwise prevent qualified individuals, such as retired medical professionals and trained students, from providing care to COVID-19 patients. The Order received concurrence from the Council of State.

■ POLICE ARRESTS DEC. 23; Megan Elizabeth Lockridge, 26, 1228 Kings Row Drive 104, domestic violence, simple assault, no bond. DEC. 23: Zachary Kevin Moore, 27, Cherryville, assault on a female, no bond. DEC. 24: Heather Elizabeth Imes, 23, 6206 Sherwood Lane, possess drug paraphernalia, felony probation violation, simple assault, $41,000 secured bond. DEC. 24: Taylor William White, 21, 114 Raven Circle 22, assault by pointing a gun, ethnic intimidation, $2,500 secured bond. DEC. 25: April Jean Ersek, 40, Charlotte, fugitive warrant/other state, felony, no bond. DEC. 26: Shateara Nichelle Hopper, 27, 204 Parrish Drive, driving while license revoked, failure to wear seat belt, $500 secured bond. DEC. 27: Susan Nicole Jenkins, 47, Shelby, felony possess methamphetamine, $2,500 secured bond. DEC. 28: Juan Miquel Garcia, 18, Shelby, injury to personal property, transported to Gaston Cunty magistrate, $5,000 unsecured bond. DEC. 29: Erasto Hermandez Garcia, 33, 619 Mauney Avenue, DWI, secured custody order, no bond. DEC. 30: Bobby Bryan Camp 29, 1300 West Gold Street, assault on a female, no bond. JAN. 3: Amanda Plemmons Millhone, 41, Gastonia, obtain property by false pretense, felony; forgery of instrument, felony; uttering forged instrument, felony, $10,000 secured bond. JAN 6: Allen James Lewis, 32, Shelby, possess methamphetamine, felony; possess drug paraphernalia, no bond. JAN. 6: Amit Paul Shergill, 38, Spartanburg, SC, DWI, driving while license revoked, domestic violence assault, no bond. JAN. 6: Amit Paul Shergill, 38, Spartanburg, SC, failure to appear, release order, $20,000 secured bond.

INCIDENTS DEC. 20: A resident of N. Piedmont Avenue reported a break-in and theft of six DeWalt drills, two Craftsman drills and one Bose surround system valued at $1,000. JAN. 1: Police said someone fired a 9mm handgun in a parking area on Princeton Drive and said he unintentionally struck a canine in the right ear. JAN. 4: A resident of West Mountain Street reported theft of currency and multiple door keys from a vehicle. JAN. 4: A resident of West Mountain Street reported theft of bank cards and other personal information from a vehicle. JAN. 4: A resident of West Mountain Street reported theft of currency from a vehicle. JAN. 6: A resident of Kings Oak Circle said someone keyed his vehicle and poured sugar in the gas tank. INCIDENTS DEC. 24: A resident of Sabre Drive reported an attempted arson by a suspect who allegedly placed a kerosene-soaked cloth beside the victim’s vehicle. DEC. 24: ShuffleBeam Logistics, Gastonia, reported that the passenger rear sliding glass door of a 2018 Ford was smashed on Caffee Drive. Estimated damage is $450. DEC. 27: A resident of Fulton Street reported damage to two motor vehicle right side windows by someone shooting a pellet or BB gun. DEC. 28: Hanes Brands, 705 Canterbury Road, reported damage to a black/ white cross arm gate and a 35-inch flat screen TV. Estimated damage $3,700. WRECKS Dec. 20: Officer Carpenter said Kalicanin Dalibor, Boynton Beach, FL, operating a 2016 Freightliner, was traveling in the left lane of the northbound lanes of I-85 near Exit 10-A. Hannah Eloise Ila Asmuth, 343 Industrial Drive, operating a 2022 Toyota, was travel-

ing in the right lane of the north-bound lanes. Dalibor was attempting to merge into the right lane due to a weigh station ahead and struck the Toyota due to a blind spot, he said. Property damage was estimated at $11,000. DEC. 23: Officer Howard said Nicole Leigh Massey, 304 Liberty Court, operating a 2015 Honda, was attempting to cross west bound travel lanes of US 74 Business when. Quinteze Lamar Stroud, Grover, operating a 2005 Ford, entered the lane of travel. Massey said a vehicle was turning right off US 74 onto N. Roxford Road when she began to cross. No injuries were reported. Property damage was estimated at $7,000. DEC. 28: Officer Howard said Larry Donald Morrow, 602 Bethlehem Church Road, operating a 1993 Ford, was crossing US 74-B and hit a 2019 Chevrolet in the right rear side with its front bumper operated by Gwyn Godwin Wise, 153 Stewart Road. Wise was traveling East on US 74-B and had merged into the left lane attempting to clear the Morrow vehicle. No injuries were reported. Property damage was estimated at $6,000. DEC. 20: Officer Cutler cited Barry Eugene Jackson, 533 Belvedere Circle, with improper backing after Jackson, operating a 1998 Ford, hit a 2014 Ford operated by Quentina Parker Smarr, 113 PAT Court. The accident happened as Jackson backed from the parking lot of 501 E. King Street. Smarr said she was driving through the parking lot and didn’t have time to avoid the truck but honked her horn before impact. Property damage was estimated at $1,650. DEC. 31: Officer Childers said Jonica Eleshia Jefferson, 712 Linwood Road, operating a 2017 Chevrolet, was making a right turn on Linwood Road and struck a 2002 Pontiac traveling in the right lane operated by Donna Lillian Cope, Bessemer City. Property damage was estimated at $2,000. DEC. 31: Officer How-

ard said a 2016 Honda operated by Jennifer Loraine Baez, 612 Charles Street 51, rear-ended a 1999 Lexus operated by Tammy Collins Pennington, 413 S. Cherokee Street, 105, on US 74 Business at Edgemont Drive and Phifer Road. Property damage was estimated at $2,000. JAN. 2: Officer Howard said Ethan Edgar Lovelace, 623 Bell Road, operating a 2007 Honda, failed to stop for a steady red light at the intersection of El Bethel Road and US 74 Business and struck a 2007 Toyota operated by Freddy Eugene Gladden, 201 Williams Road. Property damage was estimated at $10,000. JAN. 3: Officer Butler said Gregory Dion Ager, 706 Princeton Drive, operating a 2003 Mercury, lost control of his vehicle on Fulton Drive, spun around, ran off the road and hit a city utility pole. No injuries were reported. Property damage was estimated at $5,000. Ager was cited for fictitious tag, no vehicle insurance and failure to maintain lane control. JAN. 3: Officer Carpenter said Deveon Jvarius Gamble, 501 West Mountain Street, operating a 2004 Ford, backed into a parked 1992 Chevrolet in the parking lot of 205 East King Street. The vehicle is owned by Gregory Michael Gay, 405 Belvedere Circle. Property damage was estimated at $2,000. Jan. 3: Officer Collins said Cynthia Diane Clark, Bessemer City, operating a 2001 Chevrolet traveling north on Spring Street, failed to yield the right-ofway while making a left turn onto US 74 Business and struck a 2017 Ford operated by Joey Watkins, Shelby, traveling west on US 74 Business and making a left turn to get onto Spring Street. Property damage was estimated at $3,000. JAN. 4: Officer Cutler said Brittany Paige Smith, 616 Mauney Avenue, operating a 2012 Ford, driving north on S. Oriental Avenue, stopped at the stop sign at S. Oriental and East Gold and a hit and run driver in a silver sedan

struck both of her passenger side doors doing an estimated $5,.000 damage. JAN.4: Officer Butler said Bentley Justin Chen, Ashburn, VA, operating a 2021 Toyota, pulled out in front of a 2012 Ford operated by Kaylor Shae Huss, Cherryville, on NC 161. Chen was turning left from NC 161 onto the parking lot of McDonald’s. Huss was turning left from NC 161 onto the parking lot of McDonald’s. A passenger in the Huss vehicle hit his head on the vehicle window and was taken to the hospital by Huss for observation. Property damage was estimated at $4,000. CITATIONS DEC. 5: Shelton Antoine Price, 27, 312 Compact School Road, revoked license, expired tag. Dec. 10: Michael Shane Hall, 51, Bessemer City, revoked license. DEC. 22: Gregory Dean Young, 55, 107 Branchwood Circle, revoked license. DEC. 22: Arthuro James Martinez, 47, 706 E. Ridge Street, revoked license, no registration, no vehicle tag number attached. DEC. 23: Monica Denise Martinez, 54, 405 Hill Street, revoked license. DEC. 29: Barry Eugene Jackson, 68, 533 Belvedere Circle, unsafe movement. DEC. 29: Chrystal Lynn Woods, 42, 119 Mountainside Drive,14, allowed unlicensed driver to operate vehicle. DEC.29: Kimberly Ruff Sheppard, 135 Wiggins Lane, revoked license. JAN. 4: Larry Dean Pearson II, 101 Stowe Acres, careless driving. JAN. 4: Edith, Passons Emily, 703 Jackson Street, no registration, no vehicle insurance, failure to notify Deportment of Motor Vehicles of address change.

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City of KM Special Events: 2021 year in review After a year with no mass gatherings, 2021 saw the reemergence of LIVE music and family friendly events in the City of Kings Mountain. New events like The Wonderland Experience, an immersive theatre experience that featured characters from Alice in Wonderland, was brought to life in Patriots Park. LIVE at Patriots Park, a full concert series brought thousands to downtown Kings Mountain to see bands such as the New York Bee Gees, The Voltage Brothers and On the Border, The Ultimate Eagles Tribute. A Cruise-In coincided with each show bringing hundreds of amazing vehicles to the downtown, including Hendrick Motorsports’ stable of Chevrolet Camaros. 2021 also brought back very special events like the Red, White and Boom Fes-

tival and award winning NC BeachBlast Festival. The City of Kings Mountain celebrated Independence Day in two locations with a laser light show at Patriots Park and our signature fireworks show at the Deal Street Walking Track. Fresh off of winning the Carolina Beach Music Awards “Event of the Year”, BeachBlast was rebranded to the NC BeachBlast Festival. This year’s festival brought over 10,000 to our downtown, as well as, many new attractions including a Ferris wheel, foam pits, a steel drum band and characters Fin, Gil and Ollie the Octopus. Christmas was extra special this year as the City of Kings Mountain brought back the Home for Christmas parade, which welcomed over 200 entries, including a beautiful carriage carrying Grand Marshals Sarah Lee

April’s Earth Day-Butterfly Release at the Gateway Trail.

Owensby and Paul Schadt of 96.9 The Kat. New displays from Grady Costner’s collection of Christmas lights were refurbished and displayed in Patriots Park. Included in that collection was Grady’s signature carousel. The Mayor’s Fantasy Show was proudly displayed in the downtown as well. Events in 2021 brought much needed happiness to Kings Mountain. The City of Kings Mountain Special Events Department thanks you for allowing them the opportunity to bring these special events to you. They look forward to launching new events in 2022, including a Glow in the Dark Easter Egg Hunt and Summer Movie Series. LIVE music will be back as well. More information will be available soon at www.kingsmountainevents. com.

Wendell visited area schools on March 30, 2021.

Children pose with Dorothy during the Wonderland Experience on April 1-3, 2021.

(Photos by KM Special Events)

Kicking-off the concert series on May 1, 2021 were the New York Bee Gees.

Memorial Day was observed on May 31, 2021.

The East Coast Party Band performed on June 5, 2021 as families enjoyed the music.

Kings Mountain observed the National Day of Prayer at City Hall on May 6, 2021.

Pickin At The Park began on June 1, 2021 and was so popular it continued through the warmer months.

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Due to new restrictions, the Friends of Crowders Mountain, Inc.'s annual meeting has been rescheduled from January 11 to Saturday, March 12, 1 p.m. (rain date: March 19) outdoors at the open ampitheater behind the Sparrow Springs Visitor Center, 500 Park Office Lane, Kings Mountain, NC. Please see or If questions contact the park office at 704853-5375. Come join in the fun of being a Friend for your park!

Red White and Boom Festival-Two Celebrations One City was held on July 3, 2021. See SPECIAL EVENTS, Page 8A

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Give light and people will find the way. – Ella Baker

Pieces of Kings Mountain History

More than a century ago, the Yorkville Enquirer LORETTA ran a story COZART about the city of Kings Mountain. At that time, Kings Mountain had eight mills, with a ninth one planned. Residents shared they had purchased land at extremely low prices and then flipped the land for huge profits. Early settlers came here to make names for themselves and build the community. Kings Mountain had the county’s first railroad and was the richest town in the county at that time, according to the article. Starting in the 1950s, things slowly began to change. Mills were sold to outside interests and commerce left the downtown district for shopping centers in the early 70s, in the name of urban renewal. The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), enacted in 1994, created a free trade zone for Mexico, Canada, and the United States, and most mill jobs went away. All towns go through cyclical times of prosperity and want; it is nothing new. Ecclesiastes 1: 9 reads, “What has been will be again, and what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” And so is the case for Kings Mountain. Kings Mountain is now experiencing a resurgence in the sale of both land and homes, which are currently selling higher prices. New restaurants and

businesses are coming to town. And two huge speculative buildings are being built which will bring new citizens to the community. Looking at the 1919 article, one can see that Kings Mountain was a very prosperous town with men of vision, and the finances to support them, who poured their all into the city to make it a better place to live. They built stores, hotels, banks, depots (for people and freight), and a school to provide all the amenities, goods, and opportunity a thriving town must offer. Having leaders with the vision and desire to keep the community thriving was necessary for success. Below is the article printed in the Yorkville Enquirer on April 4, 1919, when the Kings Mountain was just 45years old. More than one hundred years later, the story explains what was done in that time so the community would prosper. We must know where we’ve come from, to know where we are going. While Kings Mountain is changing from its mill town roots, what it becomes is up to the city council and the citizens who have a vision and desire to work for the betterment of the community and its people. Town of Kings Mountain Kings Mountain a mill town, the creation of a railroad, is less than 40vears old. yet has eight large cotton mills 5,000 Inhabitants. many of whom have flourished and grown up with the cotton mill industry. Its brave and energetic pioneers, Freno Dilling

(now 80 yean young, yet shot with his rifle a deer running this winter). W. Andrew Mauney, (now 77 years and worth a third of a million dollars) Jake S. Mauney, a tower of strength now 76 years. Carpenter brothers, a noble pair of brothers, and Dr. J. S. Tracy, an impulsive and magnanimous citizen, laid deep and broad the foundation in 1873-74. and their heroic works do praise them. Freno Dilling. running a saw mill half a mile above town, built the first house in King’s Mountain and now owns the house. He soon bought three acres for $5 an acre and this winter sold an acre of said tract for $1,500. Joseph Crow, a merchant and distiller. who soon moved to South Carolina, ran a small store. Dr. J. W. Tracy, whom everybody loved, and Bobby Falls, who owned 100 acres of land which increased in value by “the unearned increment.” were the trio who lived there before the invasion of the iron horse. Then it was an old broomsedge field, full of briars, that the present wood depot was built upon wood blocks, instead of rock pillars. In 1874. The Southern was Cleveland county’s first railroad, and a few years prior to the Wilmington, Charlotte, and Rutherford (S.A.L.) railway’s advent to Shelby. All these pioneers were brave and broad-minded men with a vision for the future town’s welfare and they strove manfully for its growth and uplift The five Garret brothers, from rich Edgecombe County and their brother-in-law,

Looking Back

On April 10, 1919, Kings Mountain Herald reported, “The railroad company has just made a desperate effort to get a permit from the town to repair the old freight depot, but the council has stuck to its determination that the old fire trap shall not be repaired. The town has a contract with the railroad company which calls for a new freight depot as well as a passenger station and they are in no notion of changing the plan. ‘Set it out, boys, it’s a new depot we want.’” An early photo of Kings Mountain Train Depot, built in 1925. Photo by

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R S. Sugg, added their progressive spirit learned in New York trade, their wealth and intellects to the Cleveland County pioneers and were welcome settlers. L W. Garrett, the best county commissioner and chairman that Cleveland County ever had, was a skilled accountant who could at one time add three columns of figures in a long row and had been a merchant in New York City. Dr. Garrett was a skilled physician, and Richard H. Garrett was a successful farmer living on the Gaston County line. So, Kings Mountain had for its founders wise men with a vision. In a few years a little man with a big voice. Captain W. R T. Bell, a dark eyed orator (and) magnetic teacher opened the King’s Mountain Military

School and successfully taught students from many counties and states. He was in many respects a splendid teacher, whose intellect and magnetism made every boy love him. I never saw one of his boys who did not praise him and even defend his escapades, for he was one of the most successful teachers in the state. His large school added much to the intellectual uplift of the place. After the gold mine, so full of auriferous quarts, in its subterranean shafts and galleries that had been worked for a century, had ceased to yield its golden treasures, and ended in financial wreck, these progressive citizens co-operated and made disaster a steppingstone to success. More stores, more

settlers, and eight cotton mills galore added to the hum of the spindle and the loom to the whistle of the locomotive, and this place moving forward with gigantic strides was put on the map of North Carolina, and now King’s Mountain is the richest town in Cleveland County. A half dozen of her citizens, with Andrew Mauney in the lead, his son-in-law C.E. Neisler, who owns a cotton mill, J. S. Mauney and others are worth over a million dollars, and when the United States Issued bonds to finance the war, they with others subscribed liberally and bought bonds. The secret of their success and the increase of population to 6.000 has been her eight large cotton mills and a ninth mill contemplated.

You should develop a plan for 2022… Proverbs 29:18 reads, “Where there is no vision the people perish.” Everyone needs a strategy. You may be 25 or 85 years in age. Who cares? Probably Glenn Mollette the only one who Guest Editorial cares about your age is you. Your age either tells you that you are too young or too old. Remember, age is only a number. We have to put numbers aside and go with our hearts. If God is in it then don’t worry about the number. What do you want to do? One of the ways to know the will of God is to determine what we believe we would enjoy doing. The will of God is what we would determine to do if we just had enough sense. We will never rise above what we do not want to do. If we want to do something our chances of success are greater. What is stopping you? Consider

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your life and where you want to be and determine the blockades. Sometimes the greatest blockade is the decision to move forward. Until we make that decision we aren’t going anywhere. Once we know that, then we can assemble what is required to reach our destination. Learn from the past and put it behind you. Past failures often eliminate us from life participation. We remember when we failed. A life that is fearful usually accomplishes far less than the life that has faith and confidence. Fear freezes us in our tracks. Who are you today? Who you are and the direction you are going is far more important than where you have been. You can’t change the past but you can steer your life in a new direction. Develop a life action plan. Why not plan a strategy for the next six months and even the next year? You and God can determine where you will be. Don’t hesitate… start today!



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tives. • Downtown WI-FI installation began From Page 1A award-winning All-Paca™ in July and was products, while creating jobs completed by in the Charlotte metropolitan August 31. • On July area. • Mike Butler decided to 19 Governor open Butler's Garage in 1995, Roy Cooper little did he know that his son; announced the Bryan; who was about to grad- appointment or uate college at UNC-Charlotte, Doug Sharp as would follow in his footsteps the Chairman of the Cleveland twenty-four years later. • Cleveland County Potato County Board Kay and Tommy Hawkins home in the Linwood section decorated for Fall Project asked for help from the or Elections. . Photo by Loretta Cozart community. Dry weather con- Subsequently, ditions prevented the growth Board members showcased movie posters ad- featured in new fiction novel of tender young sweet potato were sworn in. Board members vertising running and upcom- by John Hood. slips and a three-acre plot include Debbie Cleary, Mary ing films. • Police Officer Tim Simms was plowed up and replanted. Accor, Doug Sharp. Allen • Gardner-Webb introduces was sworn in by KMPD on Re-planting is an extra expense Langley. and Al Paskoy. their new mascot, Bo the Bull- September 9. • A train collided with a dog. for the project, and they are • Chip and Laura McGill asking for financial donations lawn care truck at the inter• Kings Mountain Touch- recently made a S 10,000 doto offset this cost. Anyone or section of Battleground Ave- down Club golf tournament nation to the Kings Mountain any group wishing to contrib- nue and W. Gold Street. The raises $88,190. Touchdown Club in memory ute was encouraged to do so by truck’s trailer became stuck, • Kings Mountain High of Brent Bagwell. saying a prayer, volunteering, and all passengers exited safely School live stream experience • In a press conference, prior to impact. or donating. returned to the gridiron with a Cleveland County shared dire AUGUST: • During the last year, complete broadcasting team, news. Cleveland County an• Cleveland County Com- cost to watch per game was nounced it was in crisis. CleveMauney Memorial Library has undergone some much-needed mission for Women announced $10. land county had experienced 78 renovations, including a new that KMPD Police Chief Lisa SEPTEMBER: average daily hospitalizations, roof, plasterwork, paint, win- Proctor and Terricia Wingo • George Melton, Past far more than surrounding dow restoration, new storm would be honored at the 29th Master of Fairview Masonic counties. windows, and new flooring. annual Distinguished Women’s Lodge, was honored for his • Dr. June Hadden Hobbs The efforts taken by the city Banquet. service during World War II. and Joe DePriest were the • Governor Roy Cooper and George was presented a Cer- guest speakers at Broad River have returned the luster to this North Carolina Department of tificate of Honor and a North Genealogy Society at their Sepcommunity landmark. • Real to Reel Film Festi- Health and Human Services Carolina flag, certified by the tember meeting. The two have val is back in-person at the Joy Secretary Mandy K. Cohen, Speaker of the North Carolina a new book titled "Tales and Theatre. The Cleveland County M.D. announced that state House of Representatives that Tombstones of Sunset CemArts Council announced it government would begin ver- said flag flew over the State etery: Tracing Lives and Mewould be back at the Joy The- ifying vaccination status of its Capital building. morial Customs in a Southern atre to offer fantastic cinema to workers. • Governor Cooper signed Graveyard." featuring photos • NC House Speaker says into law SB 35, ending mar- by Hal Bryant. film festival goers for the 22nd vaccine choice is a personal riage before the age of 16-years year. • MountainTrue announced • The Kings Mountain Her- matter. of age in North Carolina. The the 34th Annual WNC Big • American Legion World only caveat would be that a 16 Sweep. This is Western North ald learned that a Biscuitville and an A&W Restaurant are in Series celebrates 10-years in - or 17-year-old would have to Carolina's largest single-day the works for Kings Mountain, Shelby. provide proof that their part- river, roadside, and creek • A new cell phone tower ner is no more than four years cleanup with volunteer events but neither restaurant shared a at 500 S. Railroad Avenue was older. timeline for breaking ground. taking place all around Western • Shane and Sherryl Adams installed by Verizon by Baker • Atrium Health, NCDHHS, North Carolina. opened Trackview Hall Event Donaldson. and HHS partner to expand ac• KM Mainstreet program • On August 3, Kings cess to monoclonal antibody holds a window decorating Center, a venue at 205 S. Battleground Avenue in downtown Mountain celebrated National therapy to treat COVID-19 contest downtown. Night Out in a big way at Pa- patients. Kings Mountain. • Cleveland County School • Kings Mountain Little triots Park. Kids and parents • City of Kings Mountain Board decided to continue the Theatre announced their next turned out to celebrate, meet- saluted first responders on 911. mask mandate in schools. major project for the Joy Per- ing officers, deputies, and first • Benestar Brands new • Due to the dire COVID-19 formance Center and Liberty responders, along with others building progresses toward situation in Cleveland County, Mountain Garden. This major from Kings Mountain who sup- completion as it moves toward some communities cancel mass renovation will enhance the port safe communities. completion. gatherings. • Construction has revealed original Joy Theater design • Kings Mountain Little • Pfizer booster shots availelements for the façade: will the original brickwork façade Theater, Inc. announced a able for high-risk groups. extend the lobby area and add of the Joy Theater as renova- Capital Campaign in support • YMCA golf tournament tions of the 74-year-old build- of their project to renovate the raises financial assistance bathrooms. • Equus Partners received ing continue. Underneath, the mail lobby and provide for the funds. approval from Kings Moun- stone are bricks ran in a stack long-awaited expansion of the OCTOBER: tain City council to construct bond pattern. Along the wall, restrooms and concessions area • Kings Mountain Corpoa 300,000 sq. ft. shell building cinder blocks fill the once of the Joy Performance Center. rate Center, a 1,015,740 sq. ft. and to provide financial incen- used outdoor display areas that • Battle of Kings Mountain speculative building by Keith Corporation is the largest of its kind in the southeast. • Work begins to expand Catawba Two Kings Casino pre-launch facility from 500 to 1,000 slot machines. • Kings Mountain Woman’s Club held a benefit concert featuring The Dancing Fleas at Joy Performance Center. • Boys and Girls Club planned for North Elementary School • Kay and Tommy HawOn kins decorated their yard for the Fall. Well known in the TIRES & Linwood community, the Hawkin’s home is well known SERVICE for its beautiful decorations. • Cleveland County Health Department urges everyone to get a flu vaccine. • Col. 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Shaniah Wright was crowned Homecoming Queen at KMHS. Photo by Gary Smart • County commissioners decline opportunity to purchase Central School. • City of Kings Mountain meet with stakeholders regarding the Streetscape plan. • Catawba Two Kings Casino raises $10,000 through its new and ongoing Share Change program • raised $10,000 for the Cleveland County Fund for Children and Adults with Disabilities. • The Mecklenburg and Battle of Kings Mountain Chapters, Sons of the American Revolution, and the Colonel Frederick Hambright Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, conducted a grave marking ceremony honoring Doyle Edward Campbell at Mountain Rest Cemetery on Saturday. October 23, at 11 a.m. • Helen Williams Bullock celebrates her 104th birthday. November: • Veterans Day Observance and parade held on November 11 at Patriots Park. • City transitioned to new OpenGov software on November 1. • Appalachian Gear Company awarded a $50,000 NC Building Reuse Grant for the 10,000-square-foot building where Appalachian plans to expand its manufacturing operations in downtown Kings Mountain. • On Monday. November 1 at 7:30 p.m. the Pottery Studio at Kings Mountain Art Center went up in flames. The extent of the damage is not immediately known, and the cause of the fire had not yet been de-

termined when the story went to press. The blaze in SASi’s Pottery Studio was reported around 7:30 p.m. Monday night by Jewel Reavis and a neighbor who spotted the flames. • Arlene “Go-Go” Barrett celebrated her 90th birthday. • Kings Mountain Baptist celebrated their Fall Fun drive through on October 31, as member of the church handed out goodie bags to children. • Anne Gamble was honored by the DAR for her work with children’s literacy. • Police Chief Lisa Proctor and Terricia Wingo were honored at the 29th annual Distinguished Women’s Banquet at the LeGrand Center in Shelby. • Foothills Farmers Market in Shelby announced it would be open year-round. • Gaston College broke ground for their new Fiber Innovation Center. • Cleveland County School Board voted to make masks optional for students. Under state law, school boards across North Carolina are required to hold a public vote every month on their policies regarding wearing masks at school, regardless of whether officials plan to change the policy. • Murphey’s 27th annual Toy Run was slated for November 20. The ride benefits the Shriner's Burn Center, Oxford Home for Children, and King's Mountain Police Department's Toy Drive. • Kings Mountain native and 96.9 The Kat's own Sarah Lee Owensby, was selected as Grand Marshal for the Kings

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Treasure Worth Seeking I recently read a tragic story of a young man who invested everyPastor thing he Jeff Longwell Penley’s Chapel had in-to Church a rather risky position in the stock market. He put in all of his savings and even borrowed money to pour into a new and emerging company that he thought

was a “sure thing.” Everything seemed to go in his favor for a while, so he doubled down and borrowed more money to invest. Suddenly one day the company he had fixed his hopes on suffered a terrible scandal. The executives were being charged with fraud, and almost immediately the stock plummeted. This poor young man, seeking to be wealthy, ended up hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt. Seeing no way to recover, in a mo-

ment of despair he took his own life. This heartbreaking account reminded me of a parable Jesus told with a much happier ending. In Matthew 13:44 He said, “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and hid; and for joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.” You see, the kingdom of heaven is a treasure that is secure. No one can ever take it away from you. Instead of

seeking earthly riches, which can so quickly and unexpectedly be gone, we ought to “Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness.” (Matthew 6:33) There is a treasure worth seeking, and it is not found in the wealth of this world, but in salvation through faith in Jesus. Jesus asked a penetrating question that gets right to the heart of the matter. “What will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or

what will a man give in exchange for his soul?” (Mark 8:36-37) Is there anything on this earth worth pursuing that is more important than your eternal soul? You see, no matter how many things you accumulate in this life, none of them will go with you into eternity. The reason the man in the parable could be filled with joy even as he sold everything that was valuable to him, was because he was laying aside temporal things in order to gain something

of infinite value. You can also have this joy if you will fix all of your hope and faith in Jesus and what He has purchased for you with His own blood. He died on an old rugged cross and rose from the dead three days later in order to give us eternal life, a treasure worth seeking.

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

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

Grace Fellowship 144 West Mountain Street 704-481-8888

Faith Baptist Church 1009 Linwood Road

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

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

Kings Mountain Baptist Church 101 W. Mountain St. • Kings Mountain, NC Advent Lutheran Church, NALC Member 230 Oak Grove Rd. 704-750-0171 Anew Beginning Baptist Church 145 Battleground Dr. 704-473-1372 Ardent Life Church 420 Branch Street 704-739-7700

Calvary Way Holiness Church 1017 Second Street Pastor Clifton Morgan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church 618 Chestnut Ridge Road 704-739-4015 Christian Freedom Southern Baptist Church 246 Range Road 704-739-4152

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Southern phrases that bring a chuckle By Loretta Cozart

Southerners are known for their phrases, those special comments made when nothing else said can possibly describe the situation better. Perhaps you remember when grandma or grandpa would bestow such nuggets in conversation. Here are a few such phases featured in Southern Living magazine that are sure to take you back, and suit this article to a T. Bless your heart: It can be deployed sincerely, but if you're hearing "bless your heart" in the South, it probably has an edge to it. It's almost always accompanied by a good-natured, perhaps slightly exasperated, shake of the head. Don't worry, though, everyone hears this every now and again. Fixin’ to: I'm fixin' to tell you that this phrase is as Southern as sweet tea. When you're fixin' to do something, it's going to happen, but you also may decide to take your sweet time. It doesn’t amount to a hill of beans: In the South, a hill of beans is its own measuring stick. Whether you're talking about volume or value, a hill of beans isn't worth much. That means whatever you're talking about is worth less than very little. It’s blowin’ up a storm: If you've ever been caught in a summer storm, you know that you can feel, smell, and see a storm blowin' up across the wide Southern skies. These skies can darken at a moment's notice, and summer afternoons often see winds churning and heavy rain clouds blowing in to cool that Southern summer heat. More than Carter’s got little pills: This one originates from the 19th century when Carter Products marketed "Little Liver Pills" across the country. Apparently, Carter had a great many pills, because the phrase found its way into the Southern vocabulary. You may still hear it if you stop into a country store. Over yonder: When you're in the South, "over yonder" is a distant direction—any direction. The phrase may be accompanied by a gesture indicating north, south, east, or west. Over yonder down the road. Over yonder past the cotton field. Over yonder toward the water tower. This phrase can be intensified by the addition of the word "way," as in "way over yonder." She’s madder than a wet hen: Have you ever seen a wet hen? If so, you know that being madder than a wet hen is very mad indeed. ‘Till the cows come home: Settle in, because whatever we're talking about is going to take all day. Cows aren't known for their speed, and they are usually out and about, wandering until feeding time. Farmers know that if you do something 'til the cows come home, it's going to take all day. If I had my druthers: "Druthers" roughly translates to "I would rather," meaning, "If had things my way…" The

HEADLINES 2 From Page 5A Mountain ‘'Home for Christmas" Parade scheduled for December 4. • The CDC makes COVID19 Booster shots made available to all adults 18-years old and older. December: • A Christmas Tree lighting was held in Patriots Park on November 23. Councilmen assisted with the formal tree lighting ceremony. • Mauney Memorial Library hosted a Zoom Author Talk presentation featuring Suzanne Woods Fisher on Thursday, December 9 at 2 p.m. Join Suzanne as she discusses her book, Seasons on the Wind. • AGAPE recipient, Roxanne Baucom, and HERO recipient, Heather Starnes, were honored by North School. Mrs. Baucom has a positive and bright outlook. As the lead custodian, she diligently worked to adjust to new chemicals, new protocols. new schedules, and the pressure of keeping every-

phrase is celebrated in song in the hilarious, Southern-inspired Broadway musical Li'l Abner, in which the title character sings "If I had my druthers, I'd druther have my druthers than anything else I know." And really, wouldn't we all druther have our druthers? I reckon: I reckon "I reckon" can replace any number of phrases, such as: I guess, I suppose, I think, and I imagine. It is a quintessential Southern phrase, said by friends and family on porches and in rocking chairs across the South. She’s as pretty as a peach: This is a high compliment in the South since Southern states are known for their peaches. In fact, Georgia and South Carolina produce more peaches than any other states in the South. And of course, there's nothing prettier than a warm summer day picking peaches in the sunshine. Full as a tick: If you've just had a big Southern lunch, complete with cornbread, collard greens, and pecan pie, you're full as a tick. It's a vivid phrase, and it's an accurate one too. If the creek don’t rise: Translated, this means: "We'll be there unless something out of our control stops us." Unlike the United States Postal Service, whose motto proclaims "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night" will keep them from their routes, sometimes a Southern visit is thwarted by a rising creek or other unexpected bump in the road. Worn slap out: When you're exhausted in an I'm-so-beat-Ican't-go-on kind of way, you're worn slap out. It is a physical and mental state a few degrees past weary and just this side of dog-tired. It happens often during a Southern summer, when the heat rises, and the temperatures shoot past 100. Hold your horses: Stop right there! This one may be self-explanatory, but we can imagine it originating back in the days of stagecoaches, when horse-and-buggy pairs filled the streets. If you hear this one, it's best to slow down. Well, I declare: A multipurpose Southernism. If you use this phrase, you could be declaring any number of things: surprise, dissent, happiness. The only requirement is that you declare it loud and proud. He was funny as all get out: "All get out" finds its way into Southern phrases constantly, and it intensifies any statement. I was surprised as all get out. It was bad as all get out. Anything to the degree of "all get out" is something to talk about. No bigger than a minnow in a fishing pond: When you arrive on the banks of the fishing pond on Saturday mornings, you're hoping for a good catch—enough big catfish and bream to fry up for the family on Saturday night. If you find only minnows, though, they look even smaller compared to the heavy catch you hoped for. No bigger than a minnow in a fishing pond is as tiny as can be.

Heavens to Betsy: An exclamation—of surprise, anger, happiness, really any emotion—that is appropriate in nearly every Southern scenario. Hush your mouth: Grandma might whisper this one over her hymnal if she sees you cutting up in church on Sunday morning. We admit that we've heard this Southernism more than once. Too big for his britches: Unarguable Southern criticism. Translated, it means, "He sure does think a lot of himself." If you hear this one, you should probably pause a moment. Southerners tell it like it is—no matter what it is—so think of this as a learning moment. She’s got gumption: Gumption is spirit, courage, spunk, boldness, and initiative. If someone tells you that you've got gumption, you should thank them, and then walk a little taller, because you've received a lovely Southern compliment. Southerners adopted this phrase wholeheartedly from its early usages in 1700s England and Scotland (where it meant "common sense"). In the 1900s, the word evolved, taking on a Southern spin as well as new meanings such as "courage" and "get-up-and-go." Can’t never could: Positive thinking, Southern style. If you think you can't, you won't be able to accomplish something, but if you think you can, you'll succeed. We like to read this as one of the greatest Southern encouragements, but, like most of these phrases, you can use it however you'd like. Well, I S’wanee: Instead of "Well, I swear," Southerners have adopted a geographically inspired alternative. "Well, I s'wanee" evokes the Southern Suwannee River. Or, depending on where you live, it could be Sewanee, the small college town in Tennessee. A rooster one day and a feather duster the next: This is our creative way of saying that you shouldn't crow like a rooster about your wealth and belonging today, because it

could all disappear tomorrow. Let me let you go: Since we'd never dare hang up the phone while Mama's chatting away, this may be the only way to end your conversation in a timely manner. That’s Cattywampus: While this phrase may sound made

one at North safe. Fourth grade student Heather Starnes has an unspecified autoimmune disorder and suffers from severe fatigue at times. Heather maintained her grades and was an awesome virtual participant during class lessons. She serves as a great role model for her peers, and staff were excited to have her back face-to-face this year. • The state budget was signed into law, after passing both chambers of the North Carolina General Assembly The final budget included several items lor Kings Mountain. Those include: • S39 million for Kings Mountain water and sewer projects • $250.000 for Kings Mountain take Moss nr- mediation • 5100,000 to Kings Mountain • $750.000 for the Kings Mountain Y MC A • Keyboards at Christmas was presented with two performances on Sunday, December 19th at 3:00 and 6:00 PM, at First Baptist Church, Kings Mountain. • An expanded pre-launch

facility with an additional 500 gaming machines, including electronic table games offering blackjack, roulette, craps, and baccarat, is anticipated to open Dec. 15 at the Catawba Two Kings Casino in Kings Mountain. • On November 30, Lieutenant Todd Me Dougal was awarded his service weapon and badge for 17-years of service to Kings Mountain Police Department, after service to other law enforcement agencies. • On December 10, Hospice Cleveland County held their annual Lighting the Way Event in Uptown Shelby from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Luminaries lined the sidewalks under majestic trees on the Marion Street side of the Court Square. A light rain ended prior to the event, adding a shimmer from the Christmas lights nearby. Three Hundred twenty-five were remembered during the event. • Former championship tennis coach Ed Guy returning to rebuild KMMS program. • Kings Mountain Family YMCA has been very busy installing the new Hammer

Strength & Life Fitness equipment and have updated to all new Cybex Eagle Series Selectorized Strength Series (pin select & plate loaded) equipment and added several new pieces of cardio equipment. In addition, the gym floor has been refinished, just in time for winter sports. • Cormetech and Kings Mountain Crisis Ministry' distributed food and essentials to 400 area families during Feed the Children Day in Kings Mountain on December 18. Distribution took place in the Patrick Senior Center drive thru. • KMFD gains ten Child Passenger Safety Seat Technicians after a training session on November 30. • KMMS volleyball wins third straight Tri-County Conference championship. • Mayor Scott Neisler names Martha Lou Wells the recipient of the Kings Mountain Community Spirit Award for 2021, as Councilman Miller stands to honor her. Photo by City of Kings Mountain. • City council to review animal ordinance in January.

SUNRISE IN KINGS MOUNTAIN – This photo, taken by Shirley Brutko last week, shows a beautiful sunrise silhouetted by trees. up, it's simply our multisyllabic manner of saying something is askew. I’ll tell you what! This is a point of emphasis and exclamation that often ends without any additional telling at all. Quit being ugly: No, we don't mean you need to go fix

your hair. This phrase isn't about physical appearance. Rather, when this phrase is used, we'd like you to mind your manners and stop acting inappropriately. You'll most often hear it coming out of Mama's mouth when the kids are running amok.

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

APRICOT SALAD Jennie Barger 1 6 oz. can crush pineapple with juice 2 pkg. apricot Jell-O 2 cups buttermilk 1 8 oz. carton whipped topping Bring pineapple and juice to boil. Add Jell-O and dissolve. Cool. Add milk and topping. Refrigerate. Garnish with canned whole apricots. OVEN-FRIED ZUCCHINI Ethel Spangler 1 med. size tender zucchini ½ cup buttermilk Salt ½ cup cornmeal mix 1/3 cup vegetable oil Slice zucchini lengthwise ¼ inches thick. Dip each slice in buttermilk, salt lightly, roll in cornmeal mix. Place in shallow pan which contains a thin layer of oil. Bake at 400 degrees until golden brown on bottom. Turn and brown other

side. Place on absorbent towels if oil seems excessive. AMERICAN CHOW MEIN Margaret Tiddy 1 lb. ground beef 1 cup chopped onions 1 cup chopped green peppers 1 cup chopped celery 1 cup uncooked rice 2 ½ cups canned tomatoes Brown ground beef, drain. Layer remaining ingredients in order listed. Put lid on. Cook on medium heat for 1 hour or until rice is tender. Serves 8. BAKED CHICKEN Bonnie Price Place 4 skinned chicken breasts in 6x10 baking dish bone side down. Spoon 1 can Campbell Golden mushroom soup onto top of chicken. Fill can ½ full of water, rake down sides of can. Pour between pieces of chicken, careful not to

disturb thick soup on top of pieces o f chicken. Bake 1 hour at 350 degrees. Turn off oven, let set up to 1 hour. Serve. Good left over to the last bite. CHOCOLATE TORTE Mary Adams 1 large box Brownie mix 1 egg 1 cup water ½ cup walnuts, chopped 2 cups whipping cream, whipped 1/3 cup brown sugar 2 Tbsp. instant coffee Mix first four ingredients and put in two 9-inch greased cake pans. Bake 20 minutes. Split layers. Mix next three ingredients and frost between the four layers and top. Place on wax paper in pan and refrigerate overnight.

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Kings Mountain’s Concert Series continued with the Voltage Brothers on July 17th. (Photos by KM Special Events) On the Border performed at Patriots Park on September 11, 2021 as crowds danced the night away.

Children and parents alike enjoyed the Great Pumpkin Story Walk in October.

On August 3, citizens and first responders celebrated a safe and fun evening at Patriots Park.

Abraham Ruff, U.S. Army, SGM speaks during the 2021 Veterans Day Observance on November 11, 2021.

NC BeachBlast Festival brought the crowds to Kings Mountain on August 20 & 21, 2021.

Beetlejuice poses with a young man prior to the movie start during Pumpkin Palooza in Kids enjoy the train during the Home for Patriots Park. Christmas celebration.

Everyone gets in the spirit during the Christmas Parade on December 4, 2021.

Citizens gathered to remember first responders on Patriots Day as Chief Tommy Harmon addresses the crowd.

Elves help a young lady with her letter for Santa.

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Mountaineers sweep South Point, big tests coming against Wave, Crest Kings Mountain High’s basketball teams resumed their season Friday night at Belmont with a sweep of the South Point Red Raiders. The girls won 53-38 and the boys 85-73. The result left the Mountaineers in a tie for first place in the Big South 3A Conference with the Crest Chargers going into a key BSC match-up with a very good Stuart Cramer five at Donald L. Parker Gymnasium last

night. The KM ladies also went into the game in a tie for first place with the Ashbrook Lady Green Wave. The top spots in the conference will begin to play out when the Kings Mountain teams travel to Ashbrook Friday night and return home the following Tuesday against Crest to complete first round action. Senior standout Zeke Cannedy continued his torrid scoring pace Friday with 48

points, those coming just a few days after his school record 53 against Gaston Day in the Mountaineers’ Holiday Tournament at Parker Gym. Several other players had great outings for Coach Grayson Pierce’s team, which improved to 3-0 in the conference and 6-5 overall. Curtis Simpson had 14 points and eight rebounds, Maddox James 12 points and seven boards, and sophomore Zavion Smith dished out 10

assists. The Lady Mountaineers went to 4-0 in the conference and 7-2 overall with a 53-38 victory. They got off to a slow start, trailing the Lady Red Raiders 10-9 after the first quarter. But they started the second quarter red hot and outscored South Point 19-8 to go into the break with a 28-18 lead. They continued to pour it on in the third period and led 41-26 going into

the final eight minutes. Khalia King led all scorers with 25 points and she also had two steals and a block. Saniya Wilson joined her in double figures with 13 and also had a good all-around game with five boards, seven assists and three steals. Austyn Dixon contributed six points, four boards, two assists and a steal; CoRey Simpson five points and eight boards; Myracle Davis two points, seven rebounds, two

assists and a block; Alayna Patrick two points, three rebounds and a steal, and Tyasya Bell four rebounds and a steal. Kings Mountain’s JV girls defeated the JV Lady Raiders 26-17 in the afternoon opener. Mia Bridges scored 10 points, Desiree Thomas six, Kamari Odems five, Maggie Honeycutt two, DAundra Ford two and Broklyn Long one.

Elite Trailblazers basketball begins

Kings Mountain Elite Trailblazers got their basketball season underway last week with action in four divisions. Players of the Week were: K-2nd grade /8U Beginners Division, Xzavier Davis of the Elite Dawg Breeding 9 points; Third-fourth grade/10U Elementary Division, Harper Hollifield of Clutch Elite, 22 points; Fifth-sixth grade/12U Intermediate Division, Silas Tate of Big Elite, 18 points; and Seventh-eighth grade Middle School Division, Tucker Robinette of WACG, 34 points. Total results for week one included: Elite Aces 23, Elite Roy-

alty 9 – Leading scorers for Elite Aces, K.J. Moore 10, Sadie Bert 5, O’Brian Smith 4, Mason Pruitt 3, Cameron Twitty 1. Elite Royalty – Justin Bennett 6, Carson Hovis 2, Marku Hutchens 1. Elite Dawg Breeding 20, #Elite Knicks 18, in OT. Elite Dawg Breeding: Xzavier Davis 9, Sienna Black 4, Joseph Bell III 4, Kendrick Ford 2, Antonio Elder 1. #Elite Knicks: Zander Smith 9, Jasir Garner 6, Khamoni Marable 2, Legaci Hamrick 1. 3rd-4th grade elementary Division: Clutch Elite 27, Elite Kings 15. Clutch Elite – Harper Hollifield 22, G’hailyn Smith 3, Kylen Owens 2. Elite Kings – Antonia Surratt 10, Jeremiah Plummer

Patriots open season with win over Crest inette had five points and five assists, Silas Tate five points, and Charlie Foster four points and five rebounds. Crest jumped out to a 13-10 lead after the first quarter. KM was led by Mull with six points on 3-of-3 shooting. The second period saw KM strike back with a pair of threes by Caleb Nixon and one by Floyd for a 25-23 halftime lead. Kings Mountain turned cold in the third period and Crest hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to take a 37-32 into the fourth period. For the game, the Patriots went 9-for-18 from three point land. The Patriots had 15 assists, 30 rebounds and five blocked shots.

7th-8th Middle School division: WeAllCanGo 45, Elite Hawkins 36 WACG – Tucker Robinette 34, Ethan Dibruno 6, Silas Tate 3, Brayden Carroll 2. Elite Hawks – Malachi Powell 18, Johnathan Charles 9, K.J. Bell 4, Farri Martin 4, Trevor Dalton 1. Hoop Dreams 40, Elite Hawks 36 Hoop Dreams – Mack Jordan 18, Braylon Brown 8, Christian Adams 6, Carlos Boyce 5, N. Sol Ohana 3. Elite Hawks – Malachi Powell 12, K.J. Bell 9, Johnathan Charles 8, A. Hall 4, Farri Martin 3.



(Through Friday, Jan. 7) BOYS Conf. W-L Kings Mountain 3-0 Crest 3-0 Stuart Cramer 2-0 Forestview 1-0 Ashbrook 1-2 South Point 1-3 North Gaston 0-3 Hunter Huss 0-3

All W-L 6-5 9-1 11-0 3-5 2-9 5-8 3-10 3-8

GIRLS Kings Mountain Ashbrook Hunter Huss South Pont Crest Stuart Cramer Forestview North Gaston

All W-L 7-2 7-4 6-3 5-7 4-7 1-8 1-7 3-9

Conf. W-L 4-0 3-0 2-1 2-2 1-2 0-2 0-4 0-3

Kings Mountain High School swimmer Kohen Johnson recently signed to continue his education and swimming career at Cleveland Community College.





Kings Mountain Middle School’s boys basketball team opened its season last week with a thrilling 54-48 overtime victory over county rival Crest. Crest led most of the game and was up 46-45 with 30 seconds to play before KM’s Bradley Floyd hit a free throw to send the game into overtime. The Patriots hit 4-for-5 from the field in OT to win going away. Charlie Foster hit back-to-back baskets to get the run going. Brayden Mull led the Patriots with a double-double (12 points and 13 rebounds). Floyd had 11 points and six assists. Caleb Nixon scored 19 points including 4-for-8 from three point land. Tucker Rob-

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On January 4, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reported 14 cases of COVID-19 in Cleveland County nursing homes. Peak-Resources in Shelby and White Oak Manor in Kings Mountain reported outbreaks in their congregate living settings, or nursing homes. Peak-Resources reported 2 cases involving staff only. No patients with COVID19 were reported. White Oak Manor in Kings Mountain reported 12 cases of COVID-19. Six staff tested positive for the virus, as did six patients. In a congregate living setting, a COVID-19 outbreak is defined as two or more positive cases identified through a positive molecular (PCR) or pos-

itive antigen test result. An outbreak is considered over if there is no evidence of continued transmission within the facility. This is measured as 28 days after the latest date of onset in a symptomatic person or the first date of specimen collection from the most recent asymptomatic person, whichever is later. If another case is detected in a facility after an outbreak is declared over, the outbreak is not reopened. It is counted as a case in congregate living settings, and if a second case is detected within 28 days in the same facility, it is considered a second, new outbreak in that facility. Outbreaks that are considered over since the last report was published can be found on the last page of this report, under the previous outbreaks section.

some higher-grade masks available for adults at no cost in more places that need them, such as longterm care facilities and federally qualified health centers, and for school staff and populations like migrant farm workers which at higher risk of exposure or severe illness. For information on requesting masks, contact: https://covid19.


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and get a booster as soon as they are eligible to protect themselves from severe illness from the highly contagious Omicron variant of COVID-19. The Governor and Secretary also urged the use of well-fitting, multi-layer masks as another layer of protection against spread of the virus. If possible, wear a surgical or procedure mask, a KN95, or an N95. NCDHHS is making


COVID-19. • If multiple individuals contributed toward funeral expenses, they should apply under a single application as applicant and co-applicant. FEMA will also consider documentation from other individuals not listed as the applicant and co-applicant who may have incurred funeral expenses as part of the registration for the deceased individual. • An applicant may apply for multiple deceased individuals. • The COVID-19-related death must have occurred in the United States, including the U.S. territories and the District of Columbia. The following funeral expenses typically include, but are not limited to: • Funeral services • Cremation • Interment • Transportation for up to two individuals to identify the deceased individual • Transfer of remains • Casket or urn • Burial plot or cremation niche • Marker or headstone • Clergy or officiant services • Arrangement of the funeral ceremony • Use of funeral home equipment or staff • Costs associated with producing and certifying multiple death certificates • Additional expenses mandated by any applicable local or state government laws or ordinances If you incurred COVID19-related funeral expenses for more than one individual, you may receive at a maximum of $9,000 per deceased individual and a maximum of $35,500 per application, if you incurred funeral expenses for multiple deceased individuals per state, U.S. territory, or the District of Columbia.

number of positive virus cases had reached 1,816,380 so far during the pandemic, with 19,619 deaths. In Cleveland County, 21,604 people have tested positive for COVID-19, with 324 deaths. The current average daily hospitalization rate in the county is 22. In response, Governor Cooper and NCDHHS Secretary Kinsley called on all North Carolinians to get vaccinated


In early April, FEMA will begin providing financial assistance for funeral expenses incurred after Jan. 20, 2020, for deaths related to coronavirus (COVID19) to help ease some of the financial stress and burden caused by the pandemic. The policy was finalized, and FEMA is now moving rapidly to implement this funeral assistance program nationwide. "At FEMA, our mission is to help people before, during and after disasters," said Acting FEMA Administrator Bob Fenton. “The COVID-19 pandemic has caused immense grief for so many people. Although we cannot change what has happened, we affirm our commitment to help with funeral and burial expenses that many families did not anticipate." Call the dedicated tollfree number at COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Helpline at 844-684-6333 | TTY: 800-462-7585, Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern time for assistance to complete your COVID-19 Funeral Assistance application with a FEMA representative. Multilingual services are available. Funeral homes cannot help you with the application. If you use a relay service, such as your videophone, Innocaption or CapTel, please provide the specific number assigned to you for service. It is important that FEMA can contact you, and you should be aware phone calls from FEMA may come from an unidentified number. To be eligible for COVID-19 funeral assistance: • The applicant must be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien who incurred funeral expenses after Jan. 20, 2020, for a death attributed to

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at Kings Mountain. Fri., Jan. 14 6 p.m. – High school basketball, Kings Mountain at Ashbrook Tues., Jan. 18 6 p.m. – High school basketball, Crest at Kings Mountain.


Thurs., Jan. 13 5:30 – High school wrestling, Crest, Forestview and Bradford Prep at Kings Mountain (Senior Night). 6 P.M. – High School swimming, Crest, Ashbrook and Stuart Cramer

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Cleveland Community College announces Honor Rolls Cleveland Community College President Jason Hurst has announced the President’s and Dean’s List for the Fall 2021 semester. To be named to the President’s List, students must carry a minimum of 12 credit hours and re-ceive a perfect 4.0 Grade Point Average. The following students were named to the President’s List (listed alphabetically): Jamarion Adams William Albright Yadhira Aleman Anna Alexander Maggie Alexander George Allen Faith Anthony Dylan Arms Kenzie Atkins Taylor Baumgardner Zach Baynard Burgess Beam Nicholas Beason Ashlyn Becatti Meredith Benfield Kimberly Bennett Samantha Bennett Patrick Berry Aaleyiah Bess Dwayne Black Hunter Black Taylor Black Mason Blackburn Austin Blair Mary Bledsoe Kandis Bohannon Braedyn Bolin Bransyn Bolin Zoie Bolin Railey Bolt Mary Bost Hailey Bragg Deandra Brewton Daniel Briceno David Briceno Charles Bridges Maley Bridges Sydney Bridges Evan Briggs Madison Brittain Amy Brooks Caleb Broome Clayton Brown Mindy Brown Iliana Bryan Ashley Buckton Jada Bumgardner Jada Byers Gavin Canaday Lydia Canipe Siera Canipe John Cannon Megan Carley Logan Carlisle Marissa Carpenter Sarah Carpenter Rebecca Champion Alan Chandler Diancil Chavez Kacie Clark Caitlin Cobb Dylan Cobb Samantha Coles Lillian Cornwell Rosemary Costner Sierra Crocker Grant Dalton Vanessa Davis Christopher De Varona Gavin Dedmon Emma Devine Nathaniel Dixon Brody Douglass Shelli Duffy

Mason Dugas Brett Earls Kylee Earls Annagrace Earwood Jeffrey Eddings Hannah Ellis Kaitlin Emmert Divinity Ervin Kylee Falls Landen Fields Katelyn Fleming Stiles Fletcher Jessica Floyd Bella Freeman Mathew George Heather Gibson Victoria Glasgow Allison Glover Emma Goforth Carolina Grajales Julian Green Georgia Greene William Greene Raven Griffin Steve Hagan Hollynn Haley Ethan Hamm Annabelle Hamrick Hailey Hamrick Zyiaa Hamrick Luke Hardin Ava Harding Emma Harrill Savannah Harrington Gwen Hartman Trinity Hatchel Monica Head Courtney Henderson Jessica Henderson Madison Hennessee Brandy Hernandez Sydney Hill Jackson Hillegass Ashley Hillman Ryan Hillman Stefanie Hindall Ashlea Hodge Maggie Honeycutt Tiffany Hope Lea Howze Brandon Hoyle Amber Hughes Ian Hunnell Halle Hurst Evelyn Jaimes Jonathan Johnson Mary Johnson Nicholas Johnson Noah Johnson Shelby Keener Katlin Kuykendall Robert Lance Kolby Laughter Korbynne Laughter Breana Lay Zachary Leclair Cade Ledbetter Dalton Ledford Jade Ledford Alexus Lee Karlia Lee Jake Lloyd Lawton London Benjamin Lowe Carson Lowery Brenda Manning Ashtyn Martin Ricardo Martinez Sandra Mathis Elijah Mattox Caleb McCabe Avery McCaw

Craig McClendon Chloe McCoy Mallory McCraw Morgan McCraw Holly McIntyre Jack McKinney Deborah McMahan Skyler McMahan Kayla McNeilly Sarah Meade Pura Mendoza Quinones Hannah Miller Jacqueline Misener Mary-Quay Moss Isabella Mowery Jordan Mull Kelly Muse Alexander Nivens Madeline Nolen Janey Ollis Derek Ortiz Peyton Osborne Natosha Pack Kansas Pardo Tiffany Parker Michael Parnell Catherine Pate Aadi Patel Jonah Patrick Logan Patrick Jonathan Peeler Maura Pendleton Abigail Persing Soulivanh Phaengkhamhak Chanae Pickett Raeford Porter Nicole Poston Joshua Powell Bryanna Preast Andrew Prychodko Zeke Putnam Kaitlyn Queen David Ramsey Jonathan Ramsey Karlee Ramsey William Rhom Mary Ribadeneyra Emma Richardson Diamond Rico Cayden Roberts Laura Roberts David Robinson Tamera Robinson Kelsey Rodriguez Roy Rogers Aydin Roper Dallas Rudisill Mara Sanders Emma Sarratt Eddy Satterfield Maegan Scism Saige Scott Ciera Secor Abigail Self Madison Self Kynlee Sellers Madison Shaffer Miranda Shealy Addison Sheely Mary Shope Jeb Shuler Courtney Shull Noah Sigmon Owen Slagle Cydney Snipes Megan Sourisoud Aaron Spangler Natalie Spencer Hannah Spurling Sadie Spurling Seth Spurling Derrick Stahlman

Nicole Standish Dylan Steeves Jessica Stelma Tracy Stewart Annie Stillwell Jude Stilwell Deanna Stines Caroline Stowe Landon Stowe Matthew Strickland Adam Stroup Rheannon Sullens Amanda Swink Peyton Swink Amelia Tallent Hoang Dang Khoa Tang Alison Tarte Robert Thomas Bryson Thompson Daniella Tomasetti Rebecca Trahan Chris Trotter Joseph Urash Hannah Vagnozzi Andrea VanBuren Miriam Vargas Saenz Nathan Voci Christian Vogus Ansley Walker Erin Wall Cloey Watson Lauren Weidenhamer Zackery Whitaker Alyssa Whitney Elijah Wilbanks Jackson Williams Dalia Wilson Jackson Wilson David Wippler Lillian Wolma Jonah Woodall Caleb Wright Anna-Claire Yarboro Delaney Yarboro Cyrus Zarif Lexue Zhao The following students are named to the Dean’s List. In order to be named to the Dean’s List, a student must carry a minimum of 12 credit hours and achieve a Grade Point Average of at least 3.5: Caleb Adair Amy Adame Abigail Aldridge Caitlin Allen Hope Allen Nash Bachman Ella Beam Mary Bearfield Jessie Beaver Quantrai Bell Joedonnas Bennett Janniel Berroa Stephanie Betancourt Madison Biggerstaff Jaycee Bivins Haley Blackwell Jacob Blanton Jaxson Bolin Teressa Boston Brandy Bradley Bren Bradley Poietta Bradley Carson Bridges Libby Canipe James Cardell Rylie Carroll Vanessa Case Karmen Chavez Shyneka Cherry Jason Chioino Rachel Christenbury Kaleigh Clark

Lily-Grace Clark Joshua Coburn Lexi Cochran Megan Cole-Edwards Ronald Coleman Timothy Collins Austin Conley Raegan Coop Gracie Cooper Abigail Cornett-Horne Silesia Crocker Adreanna Croft Evan Cross Danielle Daly Kennedy Davis Parker Dixon Skyler Dysart Zane Easler Briana Eddings Aliza Edmonson EmmaJo Eskridge Emily Evans Bella Farrington Haley Finney Emma Fletcher Maddie Fletcher Kyle Flynn Savannah Friday Nickolas Fulbright George Gallo Alejandro Galvan Mariah Gaston Aliyah Gibson Haley Goode Ashley Greco Carter Greene Emma Greene Tiquan Grier Nadia Guest Mason Guffey Kearse Gwaltney Markus Hager Brett Hamrick Carlie Hamrick Ethan Harmon Abigail Harrison Cameron Hatten James Herring Tomi Hicks Annastasia Hill Kristin Hill Loghan Hilton Anna Holder Ashley Hollifield Jordan Hord Kendra Houser Lily Hoyle Lillian Huddler Jessica Hudson Jalen Humphries Geoffery Hunt Hunter Hutchins Nathan Inthavong Jacie Jarvis Gregory Johnson Lexus Johnson Charlie Kennedy Angel Kershaw Parker Key James King II Khalia King Neleigh King Levi Kniceley Ella Kue Kayleigh Kush Logan Lacy Wayne Ledbetter II Aiden Leon Paige Lewis Clayton Linnens Olivia Littlejohn Jonathan Lowrance Briannah Lyons Vince Mann Ellie Marshall Caleb Martin Kimberly Martin

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unemployment fraud The Office of the Attorney General and the North Carolina Division of Employment Security (DES) have both seen a recent increase in fraud against the state’s unemployment benefits system. Scammers who obtain stolen identifying information online attempt to file fraudulent unemployment claims in other people’s names. While DES has taken action to put fraud safeguard in place, you should be on the lookout for claims using your identity. If you or your employer receive a notice from DES for a claim you did not submit, follow these tips to protect yourself: • Report suspected unemployment fraud to DES using the online Fraud Report Form at des. or by calling the Fraud Hotline at 984-

465-9224. Consumers can also report unemployment fraud to the U.S. Department of Labor at https:// • Protect your personal information. Never give out your Social Security number, bank account number, or other personal information unless you’re sure of where it’s going. If scammers get their hands on this information, they can use it to commit fraud in your name. • Take steps to prevent future fraud in your name by getting a free security freeze and create a recovery plan at IdentityTheft. gov. If you believe that you have been the victim of a scam, contact the NCDOJ Consumer Protection Division at ncdoj. gov/file-a-complaint or 1-877-5-NO-SCAM.

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Gov. Cooper selects current DHHS Deputy Secretary as next DHHS Secretary On Jan. 1, Secretary Kody H. Kinsley took his oath to lead NCDHHS during a brief ceremony administered by NC Court of Appeals Judge Lucy Inman. Secretary Kinsley joined NCDHHS in 2018 as Deputy Secretary for Behavioral Health and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. More recently, he served as NCDHHS' Chief Deputy Secretary for Health and Operations Lead for North Carolina’s COVID-19 pandemic response, where he led testing, managed hospital patient surge capacity and the delivery of vaccines and treatment. His experience spans the public and private sectors, including positions at the White House (in both the Obama and Trump Administrations), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and leading operations for a behavioral health care service provider in western North Carolina.

KODY H. KINSLEY Secretary Kinsley is a Fellow of the Civil Society Fellowship, a member of the Partnership of the Anti-Defamation League and the Aspen Institute, and is also an Adjunct Professor at the School of Government at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Brevard College in Brevard, NC, and his Master of Public Policy from the University of California at Berkeley.

LEGAL NOTICE SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE OF REAL PROPERTY THIS ACTION BROUGHT PURSUANT TO THE POWER AND AUTHORITY contained within that certain Deed of Trust executed and delivered by Frank Maddox, Jr. and Flora B. Maddox dated August 9, 2016 and recorded on August 16, 2016 in Book 1724 at Page 1803 in the Office of Register of Deeds of Cleveland County, North Carolina. As a result of a default in the obligations contained within the Promissory Note and Deed of Trust and the failure to carry out and perform the stipulation and agreements contained therein, the holder of the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust made demand to have the default cured, which was not met. Therefore, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will place for sale that parcel of land, including improvements thereon, situated, lying and being in the City of Kings Mountain, County of Cleveland, State of North Carolina, and being more particularly described in the heretofore referenced Deed of trust. Said sale will be a public auction to the highest bidder for cash, at the usual place of sale at the Cleveland County Courthouse, Shelby, North Carolina, on January 18, 2022 at 11:30 AM Address of Property: 903 Monroe Avenue, Kings Mountain, NC 28086Tax Parcel ID: 9090Present Record Owners: The Heirs of Flora B. Maddox The terms of the sale are that the real property hereinbefore described will be sold for cash to the highest bidder. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, is required and must be tendered in the form of certified funds at the time of the sale. The successful bidder will be required to pay revenue stamps on the Trustee’s Deed, any Land Transfer Tax, and costs for recording the Trustee’s Deed. The real property hereinabove described is being offered for sale “AS IS, WHERE IS” and will be sold subject to all superior liens, unpaid taxes, special assessments and other encumbrances. Other conditions will be announced at the sale. The sale will be held open for ten (10) days for upset bids, as by law required. The sale will not confirm until there have been ten (10) consecutive days with no upset bids having been filed. If for any reason the Trustee is unable to convey title to this property, or if the sale is set aside, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the bid deposit. Furthermore, if the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the Trustee in its sole discretion, if it believes the challenge to have merit, may declare the sale to be void and return the bid deposit. In either event, the purchaser will have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, the Mortgagee’s attorney, or the Trustee. Additional notice required for Residential Real Property with Less Than Fifteen (15) Rental Units: An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement by providing written notice of termination to the landlord, to be effective on a date stated in the notice that is at least ten (10 days, but no more than 90 day, after the sale date contained in the notice of sale, provided that the mortgagor has not cured the default at the time the tenant provides the notice of termination. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. Posted: Witness: Assistant/Deputy clerk of Superior Court Albertelli Law Partners North Carolina, P.A., Substitute Trustee By: Albertelli Law Partners North Carolina, P.A. David W. Neill, Esq. NC State Bar No. 23396 205 Regency Executive Park Drive Suite 100 Charlotte, NC 28217 T: 704-970-039121-SP-149/21004879A-4739064 KMH (01/05/2022, 01/12/2022)

Dole announces second recall Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. announced its second recall in a week due to Listeria. Dole voluntarily recalled from the market all Dole-branded and private label packaged salads described below processed at its Springfield, OH and Soledad, CA production facilities containing iceberg lettuce, due to a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes. In early January, Dole voluntarily recalled all Dole-branded and private label packaged salads processed at its Bessemer City, NC and its Yuma, AZ production facilities due to possible contamination with Listeria. Products subject to the voluntary recall from Springfield, OH are identified by a product lot code beginning with the letter “W” and a “Best if Used By” date between December 22, 2021, and January 9, 2022. Products subject to the voluntary recall from Soledad, CA are identified by a product lot code beginning with the letter “B” and a “Best if Used By” date between December 23, 2021, and January 8, 2022. The product lot codes are located in the upper-righthand corner of the package (see example below). Consumers who still have any of these products in their refrigerators are urged not to consume the product and to discard it immediately. No illnesses have been reported with the products being recalled to date. This voluntary recall notification is being issued after harvest equipment used in the harvesting of the raw iceberg lettuce material used in these fin-

ished products was tested by Dole and found to contain Listeria monocytogenes. Listing of products subject to each of these recalls is set forth below. Recalled salad items from the Springfield facility were distributed in the states of AL, CO, CT, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, NC, NE, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA and WI. Additionally, these salads were distributed in the following Canadian provinces: New Brunswick, Ontario, and Quebec. Recalled salad items from the Soledad facility were distributed in the states of AL, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, LA, MI, MN, MO, MS, MD, ND, NE, NV, NY, OK, OR, PA, TX, UT, VA, WA and WI. Additionally, these salads were distributed in the following Canadian provinces: Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan. No other Dole products, including fresh fruit and field-packed fresh vegetables, are part of these voluntary recalls and are safe to consume. Dole retailers have been advised to check store shelves and warehouse inventories to confirm that no recalled product is available for purchase by consumers. Retailer and consumer questions about the voluntary recalls should be directed to the Dole Consumer Response Center at 800-356-3111, Monday-Friday, 8:00am to 3:00pm Pacific Time. Dole Fresh Vegetables is coordinating closely with regulatory officials.

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Attorney General Josh Stein asks NC to report at-home COVID test price gouging O n January 5, Attorney General Josh Stein encouraged North Carolinians to Attorney General report Josh Stein p r i c e gouging related to the coronavirus pandemic to the North Carolina Department of Justice. In particular, the attorney general’s office has heard anecdotally that there may be price gouging occurring on at-home COVID tests. Filing a complaint at https://ncdoj. gov/gouging, or by calling 1-877-5-NO-SCAM, helps alert the state to price gouging concerns and gives them necessary information to better review them. “Even as people continue to get vaccinated, we are still very much in this pandemic,” said Attorney General Josh Stein. “If you are shopping for COVID-19 tests or other pandemic-related goods and services in the coming weeks and see excessive prices, let my office know. I have already taken successful action against those who attempt to unlawfully take advantage of North Carolinians during this crisis, and I will not hesitate to in the future.”

North Carolina’s price gouging statute, which prohibits charging too much for goods and services during a crisis, is in effect today under Executive Order 245 and stays in effect until April 5, 2022. In some cases, businesses and industries that are heavily impacted by a crisis have a reasonable need to increase prices, but they should disclose these increases and allow people to make informed purchasing decisions. Businesses and sellers cannot, however, unreasonably raise the price of goods or services to profit during a crisis. To get verified information about the pandemic, please visit the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Since 2018, Attorney General Stein has brought 11 lawsuits against 27 defendants under North Carolina’s price gouging statute. He has obtained 10 judgments against 19 defendants, including a $274,000 settlement that was the largest price gouging settlement in the department’s history. DOJ has won more than $995,000 in these judgments and settlements.


Cleveland County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council 2022-2023 Funds Available The Cleveland County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council announces the availability of $125,251 in intervention and prevention funds for services to youths most at risk of court involvement. JCPC funds require a local cash or in-kind match of 20%. Based on the JCPC planning process conducted to date, the continuum of additional program services and structures needed in this county have been identified to be the following: Home Based Family Counseling Individual/Group/Mixed Counseling Sex Offender Specific Assessments and Treatment Mentoring Community Service/Restitution Teen Court Program Managers of organizations interested in applying are required to attend a mandatory orientation meeting to be held virtually on Friday, January 28 at 10:00 am. Join from the meeting link Join by meeting number Meeting number (access code): 2303 383 9512 Meeting password: wZgpFk3tc32 (99473538 from phones) 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 http://www. or by calling Melissa Johnson at the Area Office of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention at 828-296-4745. 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 16 at 5:00 p.m. In addition a copy of the application should be sent to Margie Christopher at, or brought to Sara Brunner at NCDPS, Juvenile Division at 315 Patton Street, Shelby no later than 5:00 pm on February 16. 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. An interview for the Program Manager of each applicant, with the program committee, will be scheduled for February 23 at the Shelby Police Department, times to be determined. For more information please call Margie Christopher at 980214-7125.

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Chamber event postponed Gardner-Webb University announces New Director of Athletic Bands Given the fast-moving public health concern to contain the spread of COVID variant, the Cleveland County Chamber of Commerce has postponed their Annual Awards Party that had been scheduled for Friday, January 21, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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: NANNIE I FLETCHER aka NANNIE INGLE, NANNIE E. FLETCHER, Deceased EXECUTRIX NOTICE Having qualified on the 21st day of December, 2021 as Executrix of the Estate of Nannie I. Fletcher, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Executor on or before the 30th day of March, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment.

Sarah Fabian, of Iowa, Brings Extensive Experience as Educator and Drum Corps Clinician Officials at Gardner-Webb University have named Sarah Fabian the director of Athletic Bands. Fabian is originally from Baltimore, Md. However, she currently resides in Storm Lake, Iowa as the director of Bands at Buena Vista University. Fabian has an extensive history in the drum and bugle corps circuit. She currently works

SARAH FABIAN with the Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps, a performance group within Drum Corps International. “I am grateful to Michael


This the 29th day of December, 2021 Timothy Edward Fletcher, Ex 1005 Ramseur Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086 C. Andrew Neisler, Jr. CLONINGER & NEISLER P.O. Box 515 300 E. King Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086 KMH (12/29 & 1/5,12,19/2022)


Having qualified on 20th of December, 2021 as Administrator of the Estate of LAURA LOUISE HUMPHRIES BARTEE, 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 Keith N. Bartee, Administrator on or before the 29th day of March, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 29th day of December, 2021. Keith N. Bartee, Administrator Estate of: Laura Louise Humphries Bartee 2803 Camp Creek Church Road Mooresboro, NC 28114 KMH (12/29/2021 & 1/05,12 & 19/2022)

EXECUTRIX NOTICE Having qualified on the 21st day of December, 2021 as Executrix of the Estate of Nellie J. Goode, 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 30th day of March, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment. This the 29th day of December, 2021 Tenner L. Goode, Ex. 117 Tin Mine Road Kings Mountain, NC 28086 C. Andrew Neisler, Jr. CLONINGER & NEISLER P.O. Box 515 300 E. King Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086 KMH (12/29 & 1/5,12,19/2022)

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 28th of December, 2021 as Administratrix of the Estate of KEITH DECATER ADAMS, 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, Beverly Adams Gibbs, Administratrix, on or before the 5th day of April, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 5th of January, 2022. Beverly Adams Gibbs, Administratrix Estate of: Keith Decater Adams 300 Crocker Road Kings Mountain, NC 28086 KMH (1/05, 12, 19 & 26/2022)

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 29th of April, 2021 as Administratrix of the Estate of LALA MARIE WIGGINS TEAGUE; aka, LALA MARIE TEAGUE, 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 Helen Fletcher, Administratrix on or before the 29th day of March, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 29th day of December, 2021. Helen Fletcher, Administratrix Estate of: Lala Marie Wiggins Teague; aka, Lala Marie Teague 1446 Boyd Road Gastonia, NC 28052

Henderson and his staff for stepping in as interim director at well past the 11th hour to get our Marching Bulldogs back on the field this fall,” praised GWU President Dr. William Downs. “What a joy it was to hear the GWU fight song played with energy at each and every home football game! Now, after a national search, we are excited to welcome Sarah Fabian to Gardner-Webb to serve as

director of Athletic Bands. Sarah’s passion for recruiting new band members and for growing our ‘Power Sound of The Springs’ means that great things lie ahead for our student musicians and for our fans. It’ll be big, it’ll be fun, and it’ll be a feast for the eyes and ears ... I can’t wait!” In her new role, Fabian will report directly to Dr. See FABIAN, Page 8B

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

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 17th of June, 2021 as Administrator of the Estate of WILLIAM THOMAS DOSTER, JR., deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned at McIntyre Elder Law Firm, 233 E. Graham Street, Shelby, North Carolina, on or before the 5th day of April, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 5th day of January, 2022. Brenton S. Begley, Administrator CTA PO Box 165, Shelby, NC 28151 233 E. Graham Street Shelby, NC 28150 KMH (1/05,12, 19 & 26/2022)


KMH (12/29/2021, 1/05,12 &19/2022) NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 14th of December, 2021 as Executrix of the Estate of HAZEL RUTH HIPP, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Debra Hipp Fletcher, Executrix, on or before the 22nd day of March, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 22nd day of December, 2021. Debra Hipp Fletcher, Executrix Estate of: Hazel Ruth Hipp 623 E. Gold Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086

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

KMH (12/22, 29, 2021 & 1/05, 12/2022)

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Parcel 10699 Please accept this as information that Josh Butler (Gateway Design Group), Applicant and Baird Family LTD partnership, Owner have requested an amendment to the Zoning Map of the City of Kings Mountain regarding the above referenced parcel as follows: Rezone property located in Kings Mountain currently owned by Baird Family LTD partnership and being located on El Bethel Road. Property being further known as Parcel Number 10699 and consisting of 33.04 acres more or less, from Rural (RU) to Suburban Residential (SR) – Case No. Z-21-1. The public hearing will be held at City Hall, 101 W. Gold Street, Kings Mountain, North Carolina on January 25th 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. KMH (1/5,12/2022)

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 7th day of January, 2022 as Administratrix of the Estate of JASON TODD BELL, 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, Nicole Ferree Bell, Administratrix, on or before the 12th day of April, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 12th day of January, 2022.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED INSTALLMENT FINANCING The City of Kings Mountain, North Carolina desires to enter into an installment financing agreement pursuant to N.C.G.S. §160A-20 in the principal amount not to exceed $2,000,000 to pay for the costs of an expansion of the City’s Natural Gas infrastructure to create additional system capacity to serve the citizens of Kings Mountain. There will be a public hearing on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at 6:00 pm in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 101 West Gold Street for the purpose of discussing the proposed installment financing agreement. Citizens are invited to attend and make comments. Chris Costner Finance Director

Nicole Ferree Bell, Administratrix Estate of: Jason Todd Bell 817 Dawn Drive Shelby, NC 28152

The City of Kings Mountain does not discriminate on the basis of disability. If you need an auxiliary aid or service or other accommodation in order to attend or fully participate at this meeting, please contact the Clerk’s office in advance of the meeting so that your request can be considered.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS 7000 TV CHANNELS. for $300. 65 inch-New Samsung Smart TV-$650. New iphone12 -$650.00, $10 -Sam Club Card. Sales people need it. 704-962-9007.







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


2011 FORD RANGER XLT, 4x4, 4 dr., 4.0 engine, aluminum wheels, chrome rails, 68K miles, $9,995.828-2873820.

GIGANTIC INDOOR MOVING SALE. “Rain or Shine” Sat. Jan 15th, 2022 from 8:00 am - Until. EVERYTHING MUST GO! Appliances, Furniture, Tools, Household Items ... Too Much to List. Located at 712 Old West Trail (off Westlee St.) Follow signs from Hwy 74 West. Shelby, NC 28150

GOLDEN DOMERS TOY AND HOBBY. visit our NEW LOCATION..... Model Cars, Die-cast Cars & Trucks, Tractors, Hot Wheels, Construction Toys, Sports Memorabilia, Autographed Items, Hard to Find Items! See Mike & Brandon Willis. We’re located at 104 Oliver Ave. (behind El Acapulco Mexican Restaurant in Boiling Springs), Shelby 704-2970102 or 704-297-0103

EMPLOYMENT SANDY RUN BAPTIST CHURCH Is seeking a part time Secretary, 15-20 hours per week. Exp. with Power Church Program preferred but not required. Send resume to (704) 434-6771 SANDY RUN BAPTIST CHURCH Is seeking a part time Minister of Music. Please send resume to PO Box 297 Mooresboro, NC 28114 or (704) 434-6771 ROOM ATTENDANT HOUSEKEEPING. Flexible hours, possible overtime and competitive wages. Require 6 months hotel experience. Clean and maintain guest rooms. Ensure a clean environment. Ability to move small furnishing. Clean and maintain equipment. Attention to detail and strong work ethic. (828) 639-5443 GUEST SERVICE HOTEL FRONT DESK. 6 months - 1 year of hotel front desk experience required. Flexible hours. Possible overtime. Register and assign rooms to guests. Confirm phone and online reservations. Respond to guests needs, requests or complaints. Collect payment from guests. Communicate information to designated departments. Email:

BLANTON’S TREE SERVICE TREE TRIMMING AND REMOVAL, STORM CLEANUP, DRIVEWAY AND OTHER SMALL GRADING JOBS .. FREE ESTIMATES. CALL KALEB 704-692-4203 OR 704-692-3562 TRIPLE D PAINTING, LLC. All your painting needs. Free estimates. Over 25 yrs experience! Framing, facial boards and much more wood work available! Making your home, building or business look new again. (704) 418-5736 JIM’S PAINTING SERVICES. Exterior painting only. Free estimates. You will be pleased with our work. We have references. 828-287-9272. 828429-7511. (828) 429-7511 IT’S TIME TO TRIM CREPE MYRTLE TREES. Spreading Mulch or Gravel, minor chainsaw work and storm clean-up. I can do many of your outside chores with over 15 years experience all over Cleveland County and stretching to the Forest City area. Nice, honest, dependable, clean, drugfree, he’s an all around great guy and handyman, so call Rob today and see what I can help you with. 980-295-0750. CLEVELAND COUNTY GARAGE DOORS. Summer Tune-up Special, $59.95. We will check all your equipment lube, make sure it’s working correctly. We repair broken doors. Also offering new installations. 704-477-9119 or 704-472-9367. RETIRED GENERAL CONTRACTOR AVAILABLE “SPECIALIZING IN DECKS” Repairs and New Construction. Rutherford/Cleveland County areas. Contact Bob at (828) 476-6058

IMMEDIATE HIRING EXPERIENCED SALES ASSOCIATE. FULL-TIME POSITION FOR CLOTHING STORE IN SHELBY. GOOD PAY! APPLY IN PERSON. Call (704) 482-0082 CARE GIVER LOOKING TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR LOVED ONES. 20+ years. Excellent references. Bathe, light housekeeping/cooking, meds, errands. 704-974-5706 ONE ON ONE CARE is hiring for full/part time in the group homes for 2nd shift. Transport experience recommended not required. Hrs are 2p-11p weekdays and 8p-8a weekends. Apply in person at 203 Lee St. Shelby FULL TIME MAINTENANCE MAN NEEDED. Maintain rental properties. Must have valid NC Drivers license. Pay depends on experience. (704) 473-4299

BUSINESS SERVICES SHIPMAN’S MASONRY- 48 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Brick, Block & Stone, Outside Fireplaces, Foundations, Underpinnings. “Free Estimates”. 1st Quality Work! (863) 5321587 MORGAN’S DOWN TREE SERVICE. Prices start at $300. Call 828-395-0758. HANDYMAN. All rental and residential services. No job too small. Call Wray at 704674-0494

TWO CEMETERY PACKAGES at Eternal Hills, Rutherford County. Regular price $6,200. Will sell for $5,000. Plots, vaults, opening/closing. Text 828-289-2895. FOR SALE Best Offer! Kitchen China Cabinet, Dresser, Oak King Size Bed with Rails, Coffee Table, Hutch Top, Copy Machine. All For $400.00 Obo. Call 704-4825205 NC4EVER.COM BEST DOG TENNIS BALL is where you get the BEST Tennis Ball for your dog!

TWO GOLF CARTS FOR SALE. One white and one Carolina blue. Call Hillard Wise, Cherryville, 704-4773500 931 CATERPILLAR STEEL TRACK. 4 in 1 Bucket Loader. Good Tracks. & Sprockets. Only $14,800. Call anytime (704) 284-1694 LIKE NEW Men’s Huffy Bicycle. Great Condition Must See! $50.00 Great Trail Rider call 828-782-7221 HORSE HAY FOR SALE. Square bales $6, round bales $40. (704) 692-6325

WINCHESTER SX3 20 Gauge, 3 inch mag. Black, Cantilever, Buck Auto. Shotgun. (Rifle Barrel) In Box! 15 Boxes of Shells Included. $650 (704) 739-7621

FIREWOOD FOR SALE. Full size truck $120, short bed $80, 9’ dump truck $250. Seasoned wood & fire pit wood. Delivery available. (828) 4612379

MORGAN’S FIREWOOD SERVICE. Green oak, small stove wood. $75, delivered. Call 828-395-0758.

55 GALLON FISH TANK, COMPLETE. Brand new Total Gym and brand new green tool box with some tools. (704) 772-6585

4 WHEEL SCOOTER $845 Pride 4 wheel scooter, less than two years old, charger, basket, delivered with a warranty. Call Scooterman John (704) 951-4224 CABRIOLET VW. Best Offer! Parts only. Does not run. Call (704) 300-1818

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

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


DAVID ALLAN COE COLLECTORS LP “Buckstone County Prison” 1978 Soundtrack Album $75.00 Call 980-329-2648 or (704) 435-8382

TWO CEMETERY LOTS at Cleveland Memorial Cemetery in Boiling Springs. $1,000 each. 828-289-3601.

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


FESCUE HAY FOR SALE. $4.50 per bale. Call 704-5384110. If no answer leave message.

MOSSBERG 12 GAUGE PUMP SHOTGUN. 2 3/4” - 3 1/2” Shells. Camo. $300 (704) 739-7621

GENERAL LAND MANAGEMENT. Bush Hogging, Backhoe & Box Blade Work.”We Do Land Clearing & Cleanup. Driveways and Roads. Tree and Debris Removal. “Reasonable Rates!” Satisfaction Guaranteed! Contact David Gregory at (256) 636-1255

NEED A CAR DISMANTLER at Auto Parts of Shelby. Apply in person at 1021 County Home Road, Shelby, NC 28152. 704-487-5234

Deadline: Friday at 12:00 Noon


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


FIREWOOD FOR SALE. Long wheelbase load. Fully loaded. $70.00/load. Delivered. 864-492-4793 or 803627-9408.

TRAILERS, LAWNMOWER TRAILERS, Flatbed Trailers, Enclosed Trailers, Horse and Cattle Trailers, Saddlery. Check our prices and quality before you buy. Bridges Riding Equipment. Boiling Springs, NC. (704) 434-6389 ALL METAL GARAGES. Big Discounts! Zero down. Call for more details. 828-382-0455. HAVE A STORAGE BUILDING NOT USING, OUTGROWN IT? Sell it, trade in for new bigger one. We take trades, we buy used buildings. Must be factory built, able to move. J. Johnson Sales INC. 828-245-5895. CARPORTS, GARAGES, BUILDINGS, RV, BOAT COVERS IN STOCK. Areas largest on site display. Best selection, quality price. J. Johnson Sales, Inc. 2690 Hwy. 221S., Forest City. 828-245-5895. FLAG POLES, FLAGS IN STOCK. Pickup or we deliver and install available. J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City. Call 828-245-5895. 16’X40’ OR TWO STORY BUILDINGS BUILT ON SITE. 1 DAY INSTALL. J. Johnson Sales INC. 828-245-5895. UTILITY BUILDINGS, STORAGE BUILDINGS. Steel, Wood, Vinyl. Some fully insulated, 1 to 2 day delivery if buy from stock. Cash or low down payment with monthly payments. No credit ok. J. Johnson Sales INC. 828-2455895. DUMP TRAILERS “WE GOT ‘EM” 6’x10’, 6’x12’ and 7’x14’ (5 & 7 Ton) “All the Options on All! contact J. Johnson Sales, Inc., Forest City. (828) 245-5895

WANT TO BUY CARS, TRUCKS. Trailers, Tractors, Farm Equipment. Must have ID and proof of ownership. Callahan’s Towing. (704) 6921006 DANNY’S AUTOWERKS. Buying used or junk cars. Competitive prices. Call Danny 828-289-3081 or Jimmy 828-289-1175.

FARM & GARDEN 931 CATERPILLAR STEEL TRACK. 4 in 1 Bucket Loader. Good Tracks. & Sprockets. Only $14,800. Call anytime (704) 284-1694

PETS & LIVESTOCK FOUR PUPPIES & ARRAY OF Lap Dogs. $100 to $200. Chihuahua & Feist Mixed. They will remain small, beautiful and loving! Now ready for good homes. (704) 473-8300

GORGEOUS REGISTERED BOERBOEL MASTIFFS. 8 weeks old, up to date on shots and deworming. 2 males, 4 females. Dad’s weight 154. Mom’s weight 120. $1200.00 Please call or text 704-600-5388.

COUCH, 2 TABLES, 2 LAMPS $500. Grey Super Comfy Couch is less than a year old, two light colored wood end tables, two lamps. (828) 315-0935

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

JAZZY ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR $350. 2 yr old Jazzy power wheelchair. FDA Class II Medical Device. (828) 3150935 zamcey2003@yahoo. com

EIGHT GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES. Born November 23rd. Should be ready in 3 weeks. Registered parents on site. 704-689-5253

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

LABRADOODLE PUPPIES FOR SALE. 6 weeks old, 1st shots, vet checked, $900. 864-492-2880 ADULT QUAIL $5 EACH. Quail Chicks $1.50 ea. Quail eggs $3 per doz, 50% hatch rate guaranteed. (704) 4769943 AKC REGISTERED BELGIAN MALINOIS PUPS. 9 weeks old. $850 (704) 2842099

WANT TO BUY I PAY CASH FOR DIABETIC TEST STRIPS. Up to $10 per 100ct. Must be Unused, Unexpired. I’m local and pay fast. (828) 577-4197 CASH FOR YOUR CAR running or not, title or no title. Call Charles Dellinger at Red Road Towing. 704692-6767, (704) 487-0228 WANT TO BUY. ATV’s, PopUp Campers and Small Travel Trailers. Call 828-429-3935. WE BUY USED TRAILERS with Titles. J. Johnson Sales Inc. Call 828-245-5895.

CKC GERMAN SHEPHERD MALE PUPPIES. These two adorable boys are looking for their forever families. Born October 8th, they are vet checked, dewormed, and vaccinated. Asking $600 each. Please call for more details. (704) 734-7088 FLEMISH GIANT RABBITS FOR SALE Flemish Giant baby rabbits for sale. They are great with kids! We have a variety of colors and located in Kings Mountain, NC. (704) 734-8392 ccwade2012@


WANTED: OLD AND NEW AMMO. Reloading supplies. Call 828-245-6756 or cell # 828-289-1488. WE BUY JUNK VEHICLES. WE BUY JUNK CARS, TRUCKS AND VANS ANY CONDITION MUST HAVE PROOF OF OWNERSHIP AND ID (704) 487-5244 CRESTMIDDLE@AOL.COM WE NEED YOUR PALLETS. Contact Custom Pallets of the Carolinas. We also need people experienced in pallet repair. Call Amanda at (828) 748-7844

NEWLY RENOVATED BEACH HOUSE in OCEAN LAKES. 2 bedroom, 2 bath. Also pullout couch, golf cart. Weeks and weekends. Call 704-472-5182 OCEAN LAKES MYRTLE BEACH. Cottage N34. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, den, kitchen, dining, covered deck, near country store. Call Dorcas, 803-718-2659.


FOR RENT CLEVELAND COUNTY EXTRA NICE 5 ROOM HOUSE. Carpeted, appliances, good area. $700 month, deposit & references required. No Pets. (704) 482-9002 2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH, MOBILE HOME. Outside City of Kings Mountain, on a large private lot, not pets, no smoking, references required. Call 704-418-3790 2 OR 3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. For rent in Shelby & Grover. $700-$850. Call (828) 234-8147 MOVE IN SPECIAL. 2 & 3 Bedroom, deposit required. $195 weekly rates. Includes power and water. NO PETS. Visit us online at Oakwood Rentals, Shelby. Call (704) 473-4299 MOBILE HOMES & APARTMENTS. In Kings Mountain. Price starting at $100 per week. Call (704) 739-4417 LAUREL HILL APARTMENTS. Will stop taking applications effective December 1, 2021 for our 1 bedroom waiting lists. 704-487-1114

LOST & FOUND FOUND 2 ADULT DOGS in the Bostic, NC Community in late December. One has collar. Looking for the rightful owner. Call to identify. (828) 245-7179



TWO SEVEN YEAR OLD YORKIES. 1 male, 1 female. Need fenced yard or housekept. All shots. $600 each negotiable. 828-200-7441.

DEER CORN, 60 POUND BAG. $9. Callahan Farms. Cletus: 704-300-5341; Steve: 704-472-8865; Todd: 704692-1627

2012 BMW 5 SERIES 550i, 4.4 Lt. V8 Twin Turbo, Leased Fleet Car, Dark Saffire, 150,000 miles, Sold new for $90,000. Owner selling for $17,000, (704) 435-0617


EZ GROUT MUD HOG MIXER. EZ Grout Mud Hog Mixer, Grout Concrete Mortar Mixers. This mixer is less than 1 year old with very light duty. The mixer is over $11,000 new. (865) 296-2787

RECLINER LIFT CHAIR $500. Navy blue. 1 yr old oversized lift recliner. Raises to standing position. velvety soft fabric. (828) 315-0935

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

LIONS SENIOR VILLAGE has 1 bedroom HUD subsidized apartments for low income seniors. Taking applications. Age 62 or older. Equal Housing Opportunity. 211 North Morgan Street, (704) 482-7723

HICKORY CREEK APARTMENTS FOR SENIORS. (62 and older), disabled (50 and older). Shelby. Now taking applications for waiting list. 418 East Warren Street, (704) 487-6354 2&3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Nice and clean, water furnished. Oak Grove Community, Kings Mtn. Call or text, 704-739-0259.

2013 HONDA ACCORD SDN. White, Automatic, 84,000 miles, Excellent Condition, Under Warranty, Service Records Available. $12000. Call (704) 600-5491 1991 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z-28. 5.7 Litre Automatic, New Paint & New Tires, Nice Project Car! $3000 (704) 5388393

2 BEDROOM, 1-1/2 BATH HOUSE for rent. Close to town, central hvac, safe area. $850 month, $850 deposit. Call 704-300-2820 RUTHERFORD COUNTY 40X40 FT. METAL STORAGE BUILDING for rent. $200.00 per month. Poors Ford Road near the Polk County Line, Rutherfordton, NC. 603-540-3813.

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

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GWU Officials announce appointment of New Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs program development and reshape and reinvigorate the University’s efforts to improve student retention rates. She will coordinate the University’s multiple accreditation reviews and renewals and work collaboratively with the Athletics Department to support the academic success of approximately 600 student-athletes participating in 22 Division I sports.

Dr. Karen Aubrey Begins Her Responsibilities at GWU on March 21, 2022 Gardner-Webb University officials are excited to announce that Dr. Karen Aubrey, of LaGrange, Ga., has been named to the position of provost and vice president for academic affairs. Her predecessor, Dr. Ben Leslie, will be returning to the classroom to serve in the School of Divinity as professor of theology and ethics. Aubrey’s appointment comes after a national search conducted with the assistance of Myers-McRae Executive Search Firm. Aubrey begins her responsibilities at GWU on March 21, 2022. In her new role, Aubrey will report directly to GWU President Dr. William Downs. “In searching for a new provost for Gardner-Webb, I was looking for a strategic partner, a program builder, and a relentless pursuer of student success. I believe we have found all of those crucial qualities in Dr. Karen Aubrey,” Downs affirmed. “Dr. Aubrey comes to us after already serving with distinction as vice president for academic affairs at a private, Christian university. She un-

DR. KAREN AUBREY derstands the importance of developing degree programs and high-impact practices that will attract high-ability students and grow the institution's reputation for excellence. Above all, she brings fresh energy and new ideas to the challenge of ensuring that our students stay on track for graduation. I very much look forward to working with Dr. Aubrey as we advance the mission of our University in bold and innovative ways." Aubrey will supervise academic deans, directors and department chairs across the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Health Sciences, College of Business, College of Education and School of Divinity. Among her many duties, she will provide leadership in the areas of new

Aubrey has served as vice president for academic affairs and as a professor at LaGrange College since January 2017. She has 30 years of experience in higher education, working since 2007 in administrative leadership positions. Her extensive academic and administrative experience includes such areas as curriculum development, experiential learning, outreach, shared governance, and resource management. Much of her work at LaGrange was directed at creating infrastructure, launching innovative programs in support of high impact practices and market demand, expanding faculty development support, and developing internal and external partnerships. Additionally, she has extensive experience in accreditation procedures through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), including serving as a SACSCOC reviewer and presenter at annual meetings. “I am honored to join such an exceptional institution that is committed deeply to students and whose values I share,” Aubrey stated. “I look forward to working in partnership with President Downs and the campus community to achieve the mission of Gardner-Webb University, building upon a history of success, to help its students go on to thrive in their lives.” Aubrey began her academic career as a graduate teaching assistant in 1985 at the University of Southern Mississippi, where she became an instructor in 1989. She was hired as an instructor at Augusta (Ga.) University in 1990, where she was promoted to assistant professor in 1993, associate professor in 1997 and served as a professor from 2010 to 2017. She taught courses ranging from core curriculum undergraduate surveys to graduate level seminars in the Department of Communication, Department of English and Foreign Languages, in campus Study Abroad Programs and in University System of Georgia European Council Programs. She earned her Ph.D. in

18th Century British Literature in 1990 from the University of Southern Mississippi. She received her M.A. in English Literature in 1985 from the University of Central Arkansas, and her Bachelor of Science in Education in English, with a secondary teaching certification in English, in 1983 from the University of Central Arkansas (Conway). Among her many accomplishments, Aubrey is most satisfied with her work in experiential learning. She was active at, and helped grow, Augusta University’s study abroad programs and administered LaGrange College’s Global Engagement program. Almost 90 percent of LaGrange students travel abroad, and wherever they go a service-learning activity is part of the program. For example, in South Africa students construct a greenhouse for a school in a township; and in Senegal, they deliver school supplies and interview and write about the story of the SEED Academy, a school for middle school and high school children that specializes in training gifted academics and athletes in basketball. Aubrey is involved in her community, particularly with the Imperial Theatre, a historic nonprofit in down-

town Augusta. She and her husband, Phillip D'Ambrogi, have worked with its director in finding grants for upkeep and extensive restoration. She is active in fundraising activities in the Augusta and Atlanta areas, and is a partner with Richmond County nonprofit organizations to cultivate student internships and build connections to the university. Members of the provost search committee included Downs, Kristen Setzer (vice president for Enrollment Management), Lesley Villarose (vice president for Student Development and Dean of Students), Dr. Tracy Jessup (vice president for Christian Life and Service and senior minister to the University), Dr. Robert Canoy (dean, School of Divinity), Dr. Tom Jones (director, Honors Program), Dr. Jennifer Putnam (associate dean, College of Education), Dr. Earl Godfrey (professor of Accounting, College of Business), Dr. Anna Hamrick (chair of faculty; assistant director, Hunt School of Nursing), Stephanie Stearns (executive assistant, Office of the President), Jada Newton (Student Body president), Christina Alexander (graduate student representative).

What Isolation vs. Quarantine during COVID means Unless you or a family member have already had COVID-19, you probably don’t know the difference between Isolation and Quarantine to protect others from the virus. Quarantine is a strategy used to prevent transmission of COVID-19 by keeping people who have been in close contact with someone with COVID19 apart from others. Isolation is used to separate people with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 from those without COVID-19. According to the Centers for Disease Control, there is no need to quarantine if you have been exposed to someone with the virus and

have been fully vaccinated and boosted, are between five – 17 years and have completed the primary series of COVID-19 vaccines or had a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis by testing positive with a viral test. However If you come into close contact with someone with COVID-19, you should quarantine if you are ages 18 or older and completed the primary series of recommended vaccine, but have not received a recommended booster shot when eligible; received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine (completing the primary series) over 2 months ago and have not received

a recommended booster shot; or are not vaccinated or have not completed a primary vaccine series. If quarantine is recommended, follow these steps: • Stay home and away from other people for at least five days (day 0 through day five) after your last contact with a person who has COVID-19. The date of your exposure is considered day 0. Wear a well-fitting mask when around others at home, if possible. • For 10 days after your last close contact with someone with COVID-19, watch for fever (100.4◦F or greater), cough, shortness of breath, or other COVID-19

symptoms . • If you develop symptoms, get tested immediately and isolate until you receive your test results. If you test positive, follow isolation recommendations. • If you do not develop symptoms, get tested at least five days after you last had close contact with someone with COVID-19. • If you test negative, you can leave your home, but continue to wear a well-fitting mask when around others at home and in public until 10 days after your last close contact with someone with COVID-19. • If you test positive, you should isolate for at least

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five days from the date of your positive test (if you do not have symptoms). If you do develop COVID19 symptoms, isolate for at least five days from the date your symptoms began (the date the symptoms started is day 0). Follow recommendations in the isolation section below. • If you are unable to get a test five days after last close contact with someone with COVID-19, you can leave your home after day five if you have been without COVID-19 symptoms throughout the five-day period. Wear a well-fitting mask for 10 days after your date of last close contact when around others at home and in public. • Avoid people who are immunocompromised or at high risk for severe disease, and nursing homes and other high-risk settings, until after at least 10 days. • If possible, stay away from people you live with, especially people who are at higher risk for getting very sick from COVID-19, as well as others outside your home throughout the full 10 days after your last close contact with someone with COVID-19. • If you are unable to quarantine, you should wear a well-fitting mask for 10 days when around others at home and in public. • If you are unable to wear a mask when around others, you should continue to quarantine for 10 days. Avoid people who are immunocompromised or at high risk for severe disease, and nursing homes and other high-risk settings, until after at least 10 days. •Do not travel during your five-day quarantine period. Get tested at least five days after your last close contact and make sure your test result is negative and you remain without symptoms before traveling. If you don’t get tested, delay travel until 10 days after your last close contact with a person with COVID-19. If you must travel before the 10 days are completed, wear a well-fitting mask when you are around others for the entire duration of travel during the 10 days. If you are unable to wear a mask, you should not travel during the 10 days. • Do not go to places where you are unable to wear a mask, such as restaurants and some gyms, and avoid eating around others at home and at work until after 10 days after your last close contact with someone with

COVID-19. After quarantine, it is recommended you monitor for symptoms for 10-days after close contact with someone who has the virus. If you get symptoms, get tested and isolate immediately. Isolation, on the other hand, is for people who should stay home until it’s safe for them to be around others. At home, anyone sick or infected should separate from others, or wear a well-fitting mask when they need to be around others. People in isolation should stay in a specific “sick room” or area and use a separate bathroom if available. Everyone who has presumed or confirmed COVID-19 should stay home and isolate from other people for at least five full days (day 0 is the first day of symptoms or the date of the day of the positive viral test for asymptomatic persons). They should wear a mask when around others at home and in public for an additional five days. People who are confirmed to have COVID-19 or are showing symptoms of COVID-19 need to isolate regardless of their vaccination status. This includes: • People who have a positive viral test for COVID-19, regardless of whether or not they have symptoms. • People with symptoms of COVID-19, including people who are awaiting test results or have not been tested. People with symptoms should isolate even if they do not know if they have been in close contact with someone with COVID19. While in isolation, monitor your symptoms. If you have an emergency symptom (including trouble breathing), seek emergency medical care immediately. • Stay in a separate room from other household members, if possible. • Use a separate bathroom, if possible. • Take steps to improve ventilation at home, if possible. • Avoid contact with other members of the household and pets. • Don’t share personal household items, like cups, towels, and utensils. • Wear a well-fitting mask when you need to be around other people.

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Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Lavender Road bridge construction continues By Loretta Cozart

bridge was $3 million dollars, but the contract amount for this bridge project was $2,409,316.02. According to the construction contract, the completion date is projected for May 20, 2022. “Safety is prioritized with every NCDOT project. Our crews have worked diligently to replace and repair all of the damaged bridges across the state in a timely manner, despite some of the challenges over the past two years. This bridge is no different and the division engineers and contractors want to ensure the bridge is safe prior to reopening it to traffic,” said NCDOT Communications Officer Marcus Thompson.

On February 6, 2020, a tornado ripped through southern Cleveland County, leaving a wide swath of damage in its wake, and dumping 4-inches of rain in the area. While the Dixon Community was the hardest hit, with four high-tension electrical transmission towers toppled and large trees tossed around like match sticks, the Lavender Road Bridge had two sections washed out that has blocked travel for many in that section of the county since. The bridge connects NC 226 and Blacksburg Road near Earl. An early cost estimate by NCDOT to replace the

was her experience she had while marching with Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps. They held their spring training on Gardner-Webb’s campus and she has very fond memories of the university and Boiling Springs. “A performance group that I was a part of spent over a month living on the beautiful campus of Gardner-Webb,” Fabian related. “Now that I am the director of Athletic Bands, I’m hoping to be able to continue to provide experiences like mine and recreate those fond memories with our current student musicians on campus.” Fabian is a frequent guest presenter and guest conductor on marching band development, concert band, jazz ensemble techniques and honor bands. Fabian is a member of the International Society for Music Education, College Band Directors’ National Association, Northwest Iowa Band Masters Association, and a chapter advisor for the National Association for Music Educators. Fabian is also a Vic Firth Educator and before starting her Ph.D. studies, she was a Director of Percussion and Assistant Director of Bands for a High School in Baltimore, Maryland. Now, she is ready to add her talents to marchers and musicians at Gardner-Webb.




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The state is replacing the old structure with a new bridge. New riprap reinforces the banks of the creek, along with reinforced concrete to build a bridge that will serve the community for generations.



NCDOT is replacing the old bridge that spans Buffalo Creek. After four inches of rain fell, water and debris washed out two spans of the original bridge.


Shawn Holt, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. She will be responsible for building the GWU marching band program and coordinating the recruitment of prospective students, academic support, skill instruction, practice, performance planning and execution. Some of her other duties include providing one-on-one instruction, ensemble instruction, event management, developing alumni contacts, promoting fund-raising initiatives, budget planning and oversight. She will also manage large group events, including summer music camps, music festivals, and marching competitions. Fabian is currently finishing her Ph.D. in Music Education from George Mason University. Before that, she graduated from both Towson University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in music education with a concentration in percussion, and Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University, where she earned her master’s in music education. Fabian has also worked with many other Drum Corps and Winter Guard International groups. One of the reasons she was excited to return to Gardner-Webb


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The Lavender Road Bridge in southern Cleveland County was washed out during the February 2020 tornado that hit the area. Photos by Loretta Cozart

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