KM Herald 1-19-22

Page 1

HORD’S CONTAINER SERVICE (704) 466-6008 Volume 134 • Issue 3

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 • 704-484-1047


Downtown Kings Mountain in the first snow of 2022. See more snow photos inside today’s edition. Photo by Liz Harlow

Let it snow! By Loretta Cozart

Patriots Park - Photo by Liz Harlow

The City of Kings Mountain got approximately four inches of snow on Sunday, January 16 during the overnight hours into the day on Sunday. With days of advance notice by local weather teams, citizens prepared for the weather and buying groceries for the days ahead. Luckily, the following

Wintery Wonderland! Photo byJennifer Worcester

Monday was the Dr. Martin Luther King observance, so many in the community already had the day off. “I estimate we got about four inches of snow, said Mayor Scott Neisler. “With winds up during the day, most of the tree branches and power lines were blown free of snow, so we hopefully won’t have many problems with that. And we didn’t have any major

power outages, either.” Citizens took to heart warnings to stay at home, and most followed those directions unless they had to go out for work. Once the heaviest of snow fell, families ventured out for an afternoon of playing in the snow or enjoying scenes of Kings Mountain blanketed in snow.

Photo by Denise and Pete Cobb

School Board accepts $ 750,00 bid on Central School upset bid process begins By Loretta Cozart On Monday, January 10 Cleveland County School Board met in closed session before announcing acceptance of a sealed bid of $750,000 for Central School. At the boards October 11 meeting, the board voted to sell the school and its 5.5 acres of land as surplus property. According to

Cleveland County GIS, the property is valued at $1.6 million dollars. The timeline for the initial sealed bid process took just 19 days, after Cleveland County School’s listed the property on their website on October 15, four days before Cleveland County Commissioners officially declined to take the property. According to the surplus property notification, all sealed bids had to be received by 4 p.m. on No-

vember 3. At Cleveland County’s school board meeting on November 8, the board voted to table the decision on the sale of Central School for 60-days, until January 10. School policy is to afford the board of county commissioners the first opportunity to obtain any real property at the fair market price or a price negotiated between the two boards. County Commissioners met on October 19 and voted to

CENTRAL SCHOOL decline the opportunity. Kings Mountain resident Michael Smith spoke during the school board’s November meeting and asked, “What’s the hurry?

The school board has asked for 12-months to vacate this building that sits at the heart of the historic district. Citizens nearby should be given the opportunity to have

input regarding what happens with Central School.” The upset bid process has begun for this property and the next deadline for bids is January 21 at 4 p.m.

For Dental Implants Locally Here In Kings Mountain

Baker Dental Care Preventative, Restorative & Cosmetic Dentistry

703 East King Street, Suite 9 Kings Mountain, NC

Just a few benefits of Dental Implants: • Improved appearance. Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth. • Improved speech. Dental implants allow you to speak without the worry that your dentures might slip. • Improved self-esteem. Smile again and feel better about yourself. • Durable. Implants are very durable and with proper care, can last a lifetime.

To find out more about Dental Implants and schedule your next appointment

call us at 704-739-4461

The Kings Mountain Herald |

Page 2A

Eaves arrested for murder of Shelby teen


Corinne Elizabeth “Beth” Tittle

Charlene Yates Sellers

Keiko Nishiyama

GASTONIA, NC – Corinne Elizabeth “Beth” Tittle, 71, of Gastonia, NC, passed away on January 12, 2022 at Caromont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia, NC. She was born in Mecklenburg County, NC, daughter of the late Harold and Doris Joyner O’Shields and was preceded in death by her brother, Kenneth O’Shields. Beth was a longtime member of First Baptist Church in Kings Mountain and worked as an assistant teacher for more than 10 years. Beth loved Jesus with her whole heart and her love for people was displayed everyday. She possessed a radiance that penetrated the lives of everyone she met. Her constant encouragement and eagerness to fill the needs of others was an inspiration to her entire community. Beth loved her friends and family and one of her greatest joys was being “Nana” to her grandchildren. Her strength, loyalty, guidance and love will be missed more than words can express by everyone who knew her. Beth was loved beyond measure by her family and friends. She is survived by her husband: David Tittle, of the home; daughters: Amber McGrath and husband Brian, Simpsonville, SC, and Heather Bryan and husband Blue, Hoschton, GA; sister: Laurea Piedallu, Concord, NC; grandchildren: Madison, Lily, and Brooklyn McGrath and Campbell, Piper, and Beckett Bryan; nephew: Tim Caudle Funeral service was held on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 11:00 AM at First Baptist Church, Kings Mountain, NC with Reverend Dr. John Sloan officiating. Visitation was held on Saturday, January 15, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 10:50 AM prior to the service in the Stain Glass Room of First Baptist Church . Interment was held in Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain, NC. Guest register is available at: Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain, NC is in charge of arrangements.

KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – Charlene Sellers, 78, of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away on January 13, 2022 at Testa Hospice House in Kings Mountain, NC. She was born in Cleveland County, NC, daughter of the late Hugh W. and Helen Parrish Yates and was preceded in death by her brother, Eric Yates. Charlene was of the Christian faith. She worked in the manufacturing industry most of her life. Charlene was an avid animal lover and enjoyed feeding the neighborhood animals and spending time watching the birds that frequented the feeders at her home. She loved being outside tending to her flowers and keeping her lawn neat and tidy. Charlene loved people and was always willing to help anyone in need. Always a generous person, Charlene donated to several charities who help animals and veterans. She was a wonderful mother, sister, friend, and neighbor who will be missed greatly by her loved ones. She is survived by her son: Todd Sellers and wife Wendi of Kings Mountain, NC; sister: Jane Frye and husband David of Asheville, NC and sister-in-law: Sherry Yates of Kings Mountain, NC. The family will hold a private celebration of life service to honor the memory of Charlene In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Charlene’s memory to Testa Hospice House at 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC 28150 Guest register is available at: Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain, NC is in charge of arrangements.

KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC– Keiko Nishiyama, 69, passed away peacefully on January 13, 2022. Born in Japan, she came to the United States in 1977, and settled in Kings Mountain. She was preceded in death by her husband, Masahiro Lee Nishiyama, her parents, and a sister. After raising her three sons, she opened Keiko’s Massage Therapy in Shelby, which she operated for almost 20 years. In her spare time, she volunteered at a local hospice facility and enjoyed gardening, hiking, needlework, and experiencing new things. Her kindness and generosity will be missed greatly by everyone who knew her. She is survived by her sons Hiroki, Naoki, and Yuuki (Emily); grandsons Beckham and Owen; a brother, sister, and aunt. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate to the charity of your choice. A Graveside Memorial service will be held on Friday, January 21, 2022 at 3:00 PM at Mountain Rest Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 21, 2022 from 2:00 PM to 2:50 PM prior to the service in the parlor of Harris Funeral Home Interment was in Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain, North Carolina Guest register is available at: Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain, NC is in charge of arrangements.

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.

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Cleveland County Sheriff's Office and US Marshals arrested Santana Eaves Jr. on Wednesday, January 12. Santana Eaves Jr. was one the most wanted fugitives and was wanted for 1st Degree Murder and Discharging Weapon into Occupied Property. Santana Almont Eaves Jr., 20, was placed on Cleveland County’s Most Wanted List on November 10, after warrants were issued for his arrest by CCSO

CAMERON LEE SARVIS SANTANA EAVES JR. in the murder of 16-year-old Skyteria Poston of Shelby.

Stallings arrested on drug charges Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division has received complaints of David Shane Stallings selling large quantities of Methamphetamine in and around Cleveland County. The Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division launched an investigation into the allegations. January 10, 2022, Sheriff Deputies executed a search warrant at the residence of David Stallings located at 671 Skinner Road in Shelby. During the search deputies discovered approximately 1,082 grams of methamphetamine, various drug paraphernalia, and $11,000 in US Currency. David Shane Stallings was arrested for Trafficking Methamphetamine (Level 3), Maintaining Vehicle/ Dwelling for drug sells, and Possession w/ intent to sell Methamphetamine and placed in the Cleveland County Detention Center


DAVID SHANE STALLINGS under a $700,000 secured bond. The street value of the seized drugs is estimated to be $100,000. Sheriff Norman states “We will continue to take drug dealers off our streets as swiftly as possible.” If you have any information that will assist the Sheriff’s Office in removing a drug dealer from your neighborhood, please call our Narcotics Division at 704-484-4831.”

Clev. Co. Sheriff’s Office adds two new names to Most Wanted list By Loretta Cozart

During the search deputies discovered approximately 1,082 grams of methamphetamine, various drug paraphernalia, and $11,000 in US Currency. (Photos provided)

Earlier this week, Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office added two new names to its Most Wanted list. Added were Cameron Lee Sarvis and Taije Marqeuz Jose Jones. Cameron Lee Sarvis, 23, is 5 ft., 7 inches tall and weighs 140 pounds. He has a tattoo on his right forearm that reads, “No Fear.” He is wanted for trafficking opium and heroin. Taije Marqeuz Jose Jones, 26, is 5 ft., 8 inches tall and weighs 155 pounds. He has tattoos on his face of a cross and rose, and flames on is forearm. He is wanted for kidnapping, assault by strangulation, assault on female, assault by pointing gun, and communicating threats. If you have any information regarding these individuals, please contact Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office by calling 704-484-4822.

for possession of marijuana and failure to maintain lane control after he lost control of the 1997 Ford he was driving, traveled in the grass on Walker Street and collided with a utility pole. Officers said the suspect threw marijuana in the grass. Property damage was estimated at $4,500 to the Ford and $2,000 to the utility pole owned by the City of Kings Mountain. JAN. 9: Officer Cutler said Malcolm Jaheim Little, 107 Marigold Street, operating a 2010 Chevrolet, fell asleep at the wheel, ran off the road and hit a guide wire on the side of a utility pole, continued to travel into the yard at 316 Fulton Drive, knocked over a small tree and continued to travel through the yard. Property damage was estimated at $4.500 to the vehicle; $500 landscape damage at 316 Fulton Drive; and $1,500 to the utility guidewire and pole. JAN. 10: Officer Howard said Deroy Roger Parker, 412 Belvedere Circle, said that the gas pedal stuck on his 2016 Ford, and he struck a 2012 Chevrolet

operated by Mary Lynn Parker, 123 Jack Adams Road, crossed over the median and hit a 2017 Ford head-on operated by William David Boone, Shelby. Cleveland County EMS transported a passenger in the Parker vehicle to Atrium Cleveland in Shelby. Property damages were estimated at $18,000. CITATIONS JAN. 8: Kimberly Gail Perkins, 37, 108 Cash Road, no operator’s license, fictitious tag, no insurance. JAN. 8: Bobby Scott Greene, 53, 120 Kings Forest Drive, expired tag, no vehicle inspection. JAN. 8: Seann Christophe Sparks, 30, Cherryville, revoked license, improper equipment, head lamps. JAN. 8: Canz Duntray Meeks, 39, 403 E. King Street, no safety helmet. JAN. 9: Tyrecquis Duron Nash, 33, 136 Rollingbrook Road, revoked license. JAN. 9: Kerri Marie Welch, 37, 706 East Ridge Street, revoked license.

■ POLICE ARRESTS JAN. 7; Janna Anne Sprouse, 31, Blacksburg, SC, DWI. $3,000 unsecured bond. JAN 7:. Joy Lasha Douglas, 25, Rock Hill, SC, order for arrest. JAN. 7: Demarkius Verell Young, 40, Gastonia, driving while license revoked, fictitious tag, failure to seat belt driver, 2,500 secured bonds. JAN. 8: Ashley Nicole Elaine Johnson, 33, 305 York Road, misdemeanor larceny, habitual larceny, felony, $40,000 secured bond. JAN. 10: Melissa Erby Arafa, 45, Cherryville, possession of methamphetamine, felony; possession drug paraphernalia, $5,000 secured bond. JAN. 10: Mickey Christopher Herring, 54, 1711 Northwoods Drive, larceny, citation. JANJ. 10: JAN. 10: Terrence Benard Jarrett, 1202 Northwoods, larceny, citation. JAN. 11; Jason Andrew Kirkpatrick, 48, Gastonia, fugitive extradition, felony; possession of heroin,

felony, no bond. INCIDENTS DEC.23: A resident of Blanton Street reported theft of a laptop valued at $349.99. DEC. 3: A resident of Grover reported theft of a Smith & Wesson M&P .45 caliber weapon from his truck. Dec. 4: O’Reilly Auto Parts Store 4892, 1291 Shelby Road, reported larceny. JAN. 8: A resident of Kings Oak Circle said someone poured interior paint primer on her vehicle. JAN. 9: A resident of Second Street reported $1,000 damage to her vehicle by someone striking the car with a blunt object. JAN. 10: Linwood Family Mart, 511 Linwood Road, reported theft of $62.97 worth of merchandise. JAN. 10: C&C Heating and Cooling, 502 York Road, reported a breaking-entering and theft of $3,500 worth of tools from a company Van. JAN. 12: A resident of E. Ridge Street reported larceny of US currency.

WRECKS DEC. 27: Officer Graham said Donna Lynn Sloan, 112 Whetstine Road, operating a 2002 Mazda, was backing from a parking space at Subway, and struck a 2012 Chrysler owned by Debora June McLaughlin, 136A Wright Road. Property damage was estimated at $2500 to the Chrysler and $150 to the Mazda JAN. 7: Officer Carpenter said Steven Matthew Garris, 122 Ole Farm Place, operating a 2001 Jeep, was traveling East on Highway 74 Business at Phifer Road. Andrea Susette Medrano, 122 Cyclone Lane, operating a 2008 Acura, was traveling West on the same roadway but was attempting to make a left turn onto Phifer Road. Witnesses said Medrano failed to stop for a steady red light and proceeded into the intersection where it collided with the Garris Jeep. Injured were taken to the local hospital. Property damage was estimated at $4,500. JAN. 9: Officer Cutler said Jelani Dye, 225 N. Watterson Street, was cited

The Kings Mountain Herald |

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Page 3A







45 26

40 20

43 26

46 24

41 20

43 23

AM Showers

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

Mostly Sunny

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

Police need your help Search begins to secure top

talent for triumphant return of “Liberty Mountain” drama

By Loretta Cozart On January 4, at 3 a.m. on West Mountain Street, the vehicle pictured was shown leaving with two passengers who were involved in multiple breaking and entering to motor vehicle/larcenies in the area. The vehicle shown is Nissan. If anyone can identify the vehicle or has information regarding the incident, please contact Det. Joel at the Kings Mountain Police Department (704) 734-0444.

This vehicle carried two passengers wanted by KMPD for motor vehicle larcenies in the West Mountain Street area on January 4. Photo by KMPD

Joy Performance Center February 18

Tired Souls: The Montgomery Bus Boycott postponed To honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Mauney Memorial Library, and the City of Kings Mountain welcome Mike Wiley to perform, Tired Souls: The Montgomery Bus Boycott at the Joy Performance Center on Friday, February 18. Tired Souls opens in Montgomery, Alabama on December 1, 1955 – the day Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a city bus to a white man. Her determination was the catalyst that inspired Montgomery’s black citizens to abandon all travel on city buses until they were no longer forced to sit in the back or stand when a white person boarded. But there were others who came before Mrs. Parks and laid the groundwork for this pivotal moment. Tired Souls introduces audiences to Jo Ann Robinson, Clau-

The search is officially on as casting directors begin looking for talented actors, singers, and technicians to perform this summer in Liberty Mountain, the Revolutionary War era drama depicting the struggles and triumphs of the brave people who settled in the Carolinas and founded our nation. Playing onstage at the Joy Performance Center in Kings Mountain, cast members will learn to sword fight, fire replica muskets, dress up in incredible costumes, and charge into battle! The company will host local auditions at the Joy Performance Center on Saturday, February 5th at 9:30am. Video submissions are also being accepted. Paid contracts are currently available, and those selected and hired will work alongside professional theatre staff to bring this massive production to life for the 2022 Summer Season. “We are so excited to see this production return to the stage,” says direc-

tor Caleb Sigmon. The company delayed performances for the past two summers due to the impact of COVID-19. “It’s a story that means so much to me, and it is an honor to bring it to life.” The historically accurate production was written by playwright Bob Inman. Many will remember Inman from his significant career with WBTV. Since then, he has written a score of novels, Hallmark movies, plays, and musicals. The show will feature new and exciting moments that have been developed during these years off. There are positions open in the following departments: Acting, Stage Management, Techni-

cal, Wardrobe, Wig & Makeup. Ideal candidates are highly driven, enthusiastic, imaginative, and have full availability for all dates. Rehearsals are June 4th - 23rd with performances June 24th - July 17th. Housing is provided for out-of-town company members. No previous professional experience necessary. Please visit the website for complete audition information, along with details about how to submit an audition video or register for in-person auditions at the Joy Performance Center, 202 S. Railroad Avenue, Kings Mountain, NC. on Saturday, February 5th at 9:30am.

Governor allows state employees to use volunteer days to support schools Rosa Parks with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Photos provided dette Colvin, and others so instrumental in lighting a fire under the Civil Rights movement and changing the course of U.S. history forever. Immediately after production, the audience is invited to take part in a talkback with Mike Wiley.

No photos or videography will be allowed during production. The event, scheduled to begin at 7:00 pm, is free and open to the public. The Joy Performance Center is located at 202 South Railroad Avenue, Kings Mountain.

Playwright, director, and performer Mike Wiley will hold a question-and-answer session after the performance.

Sign up for at-home recycling pick ups today!

On January 12, Governor Roy Cooper announced plans to help combat staff shortages in K-12 school districts across the state during the current surge of COVID-19 cases. The policy will allow state employees to use volunteer days with supervisor approval to work in North Carolina public schools as substitute teachers, bus drivers and cafeteria staff. “It is critical that we keep children learning in the classroom safely,” said Gov. Cooper. “This policy will encourage state employees to lend a helping hand to our students at a time of severe staffing challenges for our public schools.”

For much of the 202122 school year, many school districts have experienced a greater need for substitute teachers, bus drivers, cafeteria staff and other support personnel who can fill in for employees who need to isolate or quarantine due to COVID19. To help combat the staff shortages, Gov. Cooper’s new directive will allow state employees to use paid leave to serve as substitute staff in schools while also keeping any compensation they earn as substitutes. The State Human Resource Commission’s Community Service Leave Policy states that full-time state employees

are eligible for 24 hours of paid community service leave each calendar year. This leave may be used by state employees with supervisor approval and will not interfere with or delay state government operations. “State employees always step up to help our state in challenging times and this policy gives our talented employees yet another way to serve their communities,” said Barbara Gibson, State Human Resources Director. “We appreciate Governor Cooper’s willingness to move quickly to address the current staffing crisis caused by the omicron variant,” Guilford County See SCHOOLS, Page 4A

Gaston County’s second confirmed Rabies case On Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at 10:58am, Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement received a call regarding a positive rabies specimen from Griffin Animal Disease Laboratories Monroe, NC. Griffin Laboratory received this raccoon specimen from Carolina Wildlife on January 09, 2022. Animal Care and Enforcement Specialists investigated the incident. The raccoon was observed wondering around by citizens near the 100 block of Antelope Drive Mount Holly, NC 28120. Carolina Wildlife picked the raccoon up in the 100 block Ante-

lope Drive Mount Holly, NC 28120. Carolina Wildlife determined the raccoon was too sick to rehabilitate. The raccoon specimen was sent to Griffin Laboratories and on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, the raccoon specimen tested positive for rabies. Animal Care and Enforcement completed a neighborhood canvas near Antelope Drive Mount Holly, NC to notify the community of the positive rabies result and verify rabies vaccinations for family animals in the area. Gaston County Animal Care and Enforcement also notified the Gaston County Depart-

ment Health and Human Services, so they could follow up with Carolina Wildlife and their associates involved with this sick wildlife. The Gaston County Police Department Animal Care and Enforcement Unit stresses the importance of having a valid rabies vaccination for all your pet’s health and safety as well as the health and safety of animal owners and community. This represents the second confirmed rabies case in Gaston County this year. No further information is currently available.

The Kings Mountain Herald |

Page 4A

Cleveland County could receive $1.2M in opioid settlement More Powerful NC released how much each North Carolina County or municipality could get from the settlements with the drug distributors and Johnson & Johnson between 20222038 if all 100 counties and all municipalities with populations over 10,000 join the settlements. Cleveland County could receive $7,214,766, Gaston County $19,958,960, and City of Gastonia $1,660,558, according to More Powerful NC. Smaller municipalities, like Kings Mountain, do not receive direct payments under the settlements benefit because their respective counties will use settlement payments to provide treatment, recovery, harm reduction, and other life-saving programs and services to municipal residents. The More Powerful NC campaign was created by Attorney General Josh Stein and the North Carolina Department of Justice and Secretary Mandy Cohen and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. Opioid-related overdose deaths in North Carolina have doubled in the past ten years alone, and the problem only continues to grow and devastate lives. Created by the North Carolina Department of Justice and the Department of Health and Human Services to raise awareness of the scope and danger of the opioid crisis, and as a call for action that North Carolinians can rally behind, the More Powerful campaign is anchored in the message that together, we are more powerful than opioids, and we can all help play a part in ending the epidemic. The campaign outlines real, actionable steps for the safe storage, use and disposal of pain medications, as well as resources for finding treatment and recovery support. After years of negotiations led by the Attorney General and others, two proposed nationwide settlement agreements have

SCHOOLS From Page 3A Schools Superintendent Sharon Contreras said. “This is one more tool we can use to keep our classrooms and schools open for our students.” Under the updated policy, state employees are eligible to use community service leave for time spent training to be a substitute teacher, substitute teacher’s assistant or other substitute staff at a school or school district. State em-

been reached that would resolve all opioid litigation brought by state and local governments against the three largest drug distributors, McKesson, Cardinal Health and AmerisourceBergen (“distributors”), and one manufacturer, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and its parent company Johnson & Johnson (“J&J”). The proposed settlements require that the distributors and J&J pay $26 billion over 18 years, with approximately $22.7 billion available to state and local governments to address the opioid epidemic through treatment, recovery, harm reduction, and other life-saving programs and services. The settlements also include new rules to prevent diversion of prescription opioids and make sure nothing like this ever happens again. The State of North Carolina has already signed the settlements, making North Carolina local governments eligible to participate. North Carolina’s share of settlement funds will be distributed among state and local governments pursuant to a Memorandum of Agreement that the state and more than 120 local governments have already agreed. North Carolina stands to receive approximately $750 million through these settlements if every county and every municipality with a population over 10,000 participates. These funds will be available starting in 2022 to support treatment, recovery, harm reduction, and other life-saving programs and services. The settlements are the fastest and best way to get these funds to where they are most desperately needed – to communities from the mountains to the coast hit hard by the opioid crisis. Under the NC MOA, 85 percent of settlement funds

go directly to 100 counties and 17 municipalities – the most favorable state-level arrangement for local governments in the United States. Local government participation in the settlements is critical. If there is not sufficient local government participation, the settlements will not be finalized, the billions of dollars in abatement funds will not flow to communities, and more than 3,000 cases may be sent back to their home states for trial. These trials would take many years and – even in the best-case scenario – would result in a slow and inefficient distribution of funds. The extent of local government participation also determines how much money North Carolina will receive under the settlements, because approximately half of the abatement funds are in the form of “incentive payments.” The higher the participation of counties and municipalities, the greater the amount of settlement funds that flow to our communities to address the epidemic. Attorney General Stein strongly supports these settlements and urges North Carolina counties and municipalities to join the settlements. Likewise, the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee (PEC) – charged with leading the opioid litigation on behalf of more than 3,000 cities, counties, and others – has unanimously endorsed the settlements. Members of the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee are listed here. The campaign is funded by the NCDOJ, the NCDHHS, their partners and donors.

ployees are also eligible to use community service leave for other volunteer activities, regardless of compensation. The policy will be effective Substitute teaching is a great way to give back to the community, and everyone is welcome to apply. Contact Cleveland County Schools Human Resources for application information. Cleveland County’s substitute application packet can be found by visiting their website at www. clevelandcountyschools. org and search with Substitute with CCS. Physical copies are also available

in the Human Resources offices at CCS Central Services, which is located at 400 West Marion Street in Shelby, NC. To be considered for employment, the Substitute Teacher application must be entirely completed, including all necessary forms, and delivered in person to Human Resources Specialist Crystal Brown at CCS Central Services. Substitute Teacher application packets will only be accepted in person. Please do not mail applications or take applications to school locations.

Published every Wednesday • USPS 931-040 by CF Media • Periodicals postage at Kings Mountain, NC 28086 Office: 503 N. Lafayette St., Shelby, NC 28150 P. O. Box 769 • Kings Mountain, NC 28086 Phone (704) 484-1047 • Fax (704) 484-1067 Hours: Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Friday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. POLICIES

• Submission of news items and social notes are recommended to be done a week in advance. Submission of items is not a guarantee that they will run in the newspaper. • Weddings (2 columns by 10” maximum size) will be published with photo for $90. • Engagements (2 columns by 7” maximum size) will be published with photo for $60. • Obituaries begin at $25. SUBSCRIPTIONS Annual mail subscription rates. Prices include 6.75% NC State Sales Tax Gaston & Cleveland Counties $38 • Other NC Counties $43 • Outside NC $58

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Dire situation facing blood supply

National blood crisis may put patients at risk The American Red Cross is facing a national blood crisis – its worst blood shortage in more than a decade. Dangerously low blood supply levels are posing a concerning risk to patient care and forcing doctors to make difficult decisions about who receives blood transfusions and who will need to wait until more products become available. Blood and platelet donations are critically needed to help prevent further delays in vital medical treatments, and donors of all blood types – especially type O − are urged to make an appointment now to give in the weeks ahead. In recent weeks, the Red Cross had less than a one-day supply of critical blood types and has had to limit blood product distributions to hospitals. At times, as much as one-quarter of hospital blood needs are not being met. Pandemic challenges: The Red Cross continues to confront relentless challenges due to COVID-19, including about a 10% overall decline in the number of people donating blood as well as ongoing blood drive cancellations and staffing limitations. Additionally, the pandemic has contributed to a 62% drop in blood drives at schools and colleges. “Winter weather across the country and the recent surge of COVID-19 cases are compounding the already-dire situation facing the blood supply,” said Dr. Baia Lasky, medical director for the Red Cross. “Please, if you are eligible, make an appointment to give blood or platelets in the days and weeks ahead to ensure no patient is forced to wait for critical care.” Over the next month, about 75% of donation appointments remain unfilled in the Greater Carolinas Red Cross Region. Make an appointment to give bloods or platelets as soon as possible by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800733-2767). The Red Cross and the NFL are partnering this January, during National Blood Donor Month, to urge individ-

uals to give blood or platelets and help tackle the national blood shortage. Those who come to give blood, platelets or plasma in January will automatically be entered for a chance to win a getaway to Super Bowl LVI in Los Angeles. As an extra thank-you from the Red Cross, those who come to donate will also be automatically entered to win a home theater package and a $500 e-gift card. Terms apply; visit RedCrossBlood. org/SuperBowl for more information. Volunteers needed: In addition to blood donors, the Red Cross also needs the help of volunteers to support critical blood collections across the country. Blood drive volunteers play an important role by greeting, registering, answering questions, and providing information to blood donors throughout the donation process. Blood transportation specialists – another volunteer opportunity − provide a critical link between blood donors and blood recipients by delivering blood to hospitals in communities across the country. To volunteer to support Red Cross blood collections, visit Blood drive safety: Each Red Cross blood drive and donation center follows the highest standards of safety and infection control, and additional precautions – including face masks for donors and staff, regardless of vaccination status – have been implemented to help protect the health of all those in attendance. Donors are asked to schedule an appointment prior to arriving at the drive. Save time during donation Donors can also save up to 15 minutes at the blood drive by completing a RapidPass®. With RapidPass®, donors complete the pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of donation, from a mobile device or computer. To

complete a RapidPass®, follow the instructions at or use the Red Cross Blood Donor App. To donate blood, individuals need to bring a blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification that are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also must meet certain height and weight requirements. Health insights for donors: At a time when health information has never been more important, the Red Cross is screening all blood, platelet, and plasma donations from self-identified African American donors for the sickle cell trait. This additional screening will provide Black donors with an additional health insight and help the Red Cross identify compatible blood types more quickly to help patients with sickle cell disease who require trait-negative blood. Blood transfusion is an essential treatment for those with sickle cell disease, and blood donations from individuals of the same race, ethnicity and blood type have a unique ability to help patients fighting sickle cell disease. Donors can expect to receive sickle cell trait screening results, if applicable, within one to two weeks through the Red Cross Blood Donor App and the online donor portal at

Misinformation Superspreader

To Submit Local News Lib Stewart - Staff Writer Loretta Cozart - Staff Writer Gary Stewart: Sports Editor Scott Helms - Display Advertising • 704-473-0080 Kathy Reynolds - Legal Notices & Subscriptions • 704-484-1047 Classified Advertising 704-484-1047 Mike Marlow - Circulation



“Creating Business For People” ®

Kings Mountain Herald’s publisher and its advertisers are not responsible or liable for misprints, typographical errors, misinformation herein contained. We reserve the right to edit, reject or accept any articles, advertisements, or information to be printed in this publication. We will provide ad proofs for prepaid ads or ads that are placed by established clients. No proofs may leave our premises without payment and permission and are copyright by Community First Media.

No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form without permission from the publisher. No individual or business is permitted to place or attach any flyer, poster or any type of advertisement of any kind to our boxes or on our racks. CANCELLATION OR CORRECTION DEADLINE: The cancellation deadline is the same as the order deadline because much of our cost is involved in the production of the ad itself. If you have to cancel an ad after deadline, it may be necessary to charge for the time and materials we’ve already spent on creating the ad. APPROVAL: All content is accepted subject to approval by the publisher. ERRORS: We want your ad to be accurate and correct, and normally there will be no errors. However, should there be an error and it is our fault, we will give you a correction letter and return (or give credit) for the actual space occupied by the incorrect item. Of course you should notify us of the error, before the ad runs a second time.

Letters To The Editor Do you have questions or concerns about what’s happening in your community? Are there good things happening in your neighborhood? Let us know in a Letter to the Editor. We welcome your comments!* Send to: The Kings Mountain Herald, PO Box 769, Kings Mountain, NC 28086 or email to: *Letters to the editor must be signed and include address and phone number. Letters are limited to 500 words or less and are subject to Editorial review. Thank you letters are required to be placed as paid personal notes. DEADLINES: Advertising: Display Ads: 3 p.m Friday; Classifieds: 12 p.m. Friday; News & Social Notes: 3 p.m. Friday; Letters To The Editor: 3 p.m. Friday; Obituaries: 9 a.m. Tuesday


The Kings Mountain Herald |

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Page 5A

Scenes from KM’s first 2022 snow

See more photos on page 8A

Photo by Cathy Rayfield Taylor

Photo by Betsy Gillis Logeman

Photo by Elizabeth Brooke Edens

Photo by Jennifer Evans

Photo by Sonya McAbee Gregory

Photo by Amanda Jenkins

On TIRES & SERVICE Moss Lake - Photo by Tamara Couture Messer



404 E. King St., Kings Mountain, NC (Across From KFC) Monday-Friday 8:30-5:00 • 704-750-4645


* Limited to Certain Tire Brands (Not All Brands Included)

BRE'ASIA ELLIS Photo by Colisa Bess Durham

Your health means everything. So don’t let painful, unsightly varicose veins slow you down. To learn more, watch our vein video online at To schedule a consultation, call 828.286.5599

CAMERON & JACKLYNN HORD Photo by Jennifer Fite Hord

The Vein Center at

The Kings Mountain Herald |

Page 6A

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Like a Thief in the Night While vacationing with our children and grandchildren recently in Florida, Pastor the Lord Jeff Longwell Penley’s Chapel reminded Church me to be watchful for his return. After spending a long day (almost 14 hours) at Disney, we looked forward to sleeping in the next day. A weather app on my wife’s

phone alerted us early, however, with a tornado warning in the area. I wish I could say that I was the one who took it seriously, but I wanted to stay in bed. My wife Trish sprung into action. “We have babies upstairs,” she said, as she began to head upstairs and wake everyone up. She brought them downstairs and proceeded to determine which room would be the safest place in the event the tornado came our way. Thankfully, the tor-

nado never materialized as a direct threat to us, but the Spirit of God immediately began to speak to my heart. “Your attitude reflects the way most people see my return.” Then He reminded me of what the apostle Peter said: “Knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, and saying, ‘Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.’”

(2 Peter 3:3-4) Just as I wanted to remain in bed with a potential tornado ready to overtake us, Peter said there are those who continue “walking according to their own lusts.” This means they are living their lives without any thought of God or His soon return, when all men will give an account to their Creator. Jesus promised that He would return for those who belong to Him. “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself;

that where I am, there you may be also.” (John 14:3) He also said that, “Of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only.” (Matthew 24:36) The apostle Paul said, “That the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night.” (1 Thessalonians 5:2) Since we don’t know when He will return, we must always be ready, looking for His return. My thoughts on that morning were to ignore the tornado warning,

thinking that it’s very rare to actually see a tornado touch down. Later on, I reflected on those who might have had similar thoughts on December 10th of last year as a tornado ripped through towns in the midwest, causing massive destruction. We need to be ready for the sure return of our Lord, and just like my faithful wife, we need to warn everyone we love and make sure they are ready as well.

Kings Mountain Area Church Directory Pathway Baptist Church 3100 Parkdale Circle 704-734-0852

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

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

The Favor Center Church 602 Slater Street

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

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

Peoples Baptist Church 1010 Groves Street 704-739-0398

Concord United Methodist Church 2404 Tryon Courthouse Rd. • Bessemer City, NC Long Creek Presbyterian Church 701 Long Creek Road 704-629-4406 Love Valley Baptist Church 2032 Bethlehem Road 704-730-0075

Mountain View Agape Church 506 Sparrow Springs Road 704-739-0160 Mt. Olive Baptist Church Compact School Road 704-739-4516

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

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

Midview Baptist Church 703 Margrace Road 704-739-6711

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

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

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

C&C Heating & Cooling, LLC Sales–Service Installation Bobby Childers - Owner • NC License #9507

704-739-1043 502 York Rd. • Kings Mountain

New Camp Creek Baptist Church 863 New Camp Creek Ch. Road 704-487-7128 New Life Family Worship Center 428 Oak Grove Road 704-739-9371 New Way Missionary Baptist Church 105 Waco Road 704-724-0414 Oak Grove Baptist Church 1022 Oak Grove Road 704-739-4833 Oak View Baptist Church 1517 York Road 704-739-7831

108 S. Piedmont Ave. • Kings Mountain


& Gift Gallery

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

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

Westover Baptist Church 114 Westover Drive

Resurrection Lutheran Church 600 Crescent Circle 704-739-5580

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

Royal Praise Ministries 2055 Shelby Rd.

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

Saint Matthew’s Lutheran Church 201 N. Piedmont Avenue 704-739-7466 Second Baptist Church 120 Linwood Road 704-739-4216 Shady Grove Baptist Church 339 Shady Grove Road 704-739-8920 St. Paul United Methodist Church N. Cansler Street 704-739-1256 Sunrise Baptist Church 208 Mail Road 704-692-3007

400 N. Lafayette St., Shelby

704-484-3204 704-482-9896


Proclaiming the Word Ministries 7011 Cleveland Avenue


The Staff of

904 S. Post Rd., Shelby Locally Owned and Operated Security & Surveillance Systems Specialists for over 32 Years Kenny Spangler, President

We Support our local churches. 228 S. Washington St. Shelby



CARS THAT FIT YOUR BUDGET 704-487-5520 tel/fax

1016 College Ave. (Hwy. 150) • Shelby, NC 28152 (Near Boiling Springs, NC)

227 S. Cherokee St. Kings Mountain Tire Inc.

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

704-739-0193 You Call We Haul 704-739-4747

Ardent Life Church 420 Branch Street 704-739-7700 Arise Church 830 E. King St. Bethlehem Baptist Church 1017 Bethlehem Road 704-739-7487 Boyce Memorial ARP Church Edgemont Drive 704-739-4917 Calvary Way Holiness Church 1017 Second Street Pastor Clifton Morgan

Carson Memorial Baptist Church 262 Sparrow Springs Road 704-739-2247 Central United Methodist Church 113 S. Piedmont Avenue 704-739-2471 Cherokee St. Baptist Church 421 S. Cherokee Street 704-739-7697 Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church 618 Chestnut Ridge Road 704-739-4015 Christian Freedom Southern Baptist Church 246 Range Road 704-739-4152 Christ The King Catholic Church 714 Stone Street 704-487-7697 Concord United Methodist Church 2404 Tryon Courthouse Rd. Bessemer City, NC 704-629-3571 Cornerstone Church Of God 202 Margrace Road 704-739-3773 Cornerstone Independent Baptist 107 Range Road 704-737-0477w

Notice: In order to accommodate the number of churches in our communities, we will print two alternating lists of churches each week. If you don’t see the church you’re looking for, be sure to check next week.

Support Our Local Churches Call us today to find out how to place your ad on this page

704-484-1047 Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him, and all tribes of the earth will wail on account of him. Even so. Amen. Revelation 1:7

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

The Kings Mountain Herald |

Page 7A


Gardner-Webb Archives and Earl Scruggs Center Collaborate on Bible Exhibit Sponsored by O. Max Gardner Foundation, Display Features Different Roles of Bibles in Society BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.—By the late 18th Century, Bibles had become treasured family heirlooms—not just for the spiritual aspect, but because the pages were used to record marriages, births and deaths. In recognition of the secular ways the Bible was used in the 19th and 20th centuries, Gardner-Webb University Archives and the Earl Scruggs Center of Cleveland County have created an exhibit: “Bound by Faith: The Bibles of Cleveland County.” The exhibit, sponsored by the O. Max Gardner Foundation, will be featured through March 31 in the Ali Pouryousefi Gallery at Tucker Student Center. The formal exhibit opening and reception will be held Feb. 17 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. The idea was proposed by Earl Scruggs Center Curator Zach Dressel, who approached the University Archivist Dr. Natalie Bishop, with the possibility collaborating on an exhibit that utilized artifacts held in both the Gardner-Webb University Archive and

SUCCESSFUL SEED STARTING WITH JUDY FORD - Do you want to save money, have more variety in your garden, and tastier produce, too? Join gardening expert Judy Ford to learn how to be successful starting your own seeds. The Mauney Seed Library will be available so you can take home free seeds to get your garden started. This hands-on workshop will take place in the library Community Room on Wednesday, February 23, from 10:00am - 12:00pm. Registration is required.

Bible Exhibit Cleveland County Historical Collections. “I noticed that we had all these old Bibles in the Cleveland County Historical Collections, and I really wanted to find some way to display them,” Dressel noted. As Dressel and Bishop reviewed their collections, they decided to create an exhibit that examines how the Bible has been used in society outside the scope of Biblical or spiritual study. The exhibit focuses on the role of the Bibles as a tool for family record keeping, historical research, political ceremonies and in the military. Included in the exhibit is a range of Bibles

RECIPE CORNER (Ed. Note- The recipes in today’s’ Cooking Corner’ are from ‘’’ Monumental Recipes’’ Vol 2 published by Kings Mountain Woman’s Club,)

dating from 1648 through the early 1900s. Visitors can enjoy seeing the actual Bibles on display in protected cases and get a glimpse of the inside by viewing high-resolution scans of the pages. The Bible used by O. Max Gardner when he took the oath of office as North Carolina governor in 1929 is included in the exhibit. Also featured is a scanned page from the family Bible of James Milton Webb, with notations by his great-granddaughter Fay Webb Gardner (wife of former N.C. Gov. O. Max Gardner and Gardner-Webb namesake). Bibles of interest to genealogists include the Hamrick,

Whitworth, and Young Bibles, all of which contain extensive family history pages. The Hamrick Bible includes a rare feature in family Bibles—several pages of tintype photographs, which are also included in the display. Panels also describe the importance and process of preserving Bibles for future generations. Included are videos demonstrating how artifacts, such as Bibles, are scanned and made available online. Visitors can learn about how to transcribe historical, handwritten family history pages and participate in transcribing Bibles in the exhibit.

Golden Leaf scholarship applications now open By Loretta Cozart The application for the Golden LEAF Scholarship is now open. Each year, the Golden LEAF Foundation awards 215 scholarships to high school seniors and community college transfer students who reside in a qualifying rural and economically distressed or tobacco-dependent North Carolina county, including Cleveland County, and are planning to enroll full-time in a participating public or private college or university located in North Carolina. High school seniors entering college as freshmen are eligible for a scholarship totaling up to $14,000 ($3,500 a year for up to four years). Community college transfer students are eligible for $3,500 a year for up to 3 years. To apply, visit CFNC. org and fill out the Golden LEAF Scholarship application form. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2022. Awards will be announced in late April. They will follow up with you by early

May to let you know of any scholarships awarded in your district. Students awarded the Golden LEAF Scholarship to attend North Carolina Colleges and Universities are also eligible to participate in additional leadership and internship opportunities. These engagements allow scholars to gain experience in future career fields/areas of passion and build key communication and leadership skills. Opportunities include: • Lead 4 Excellence (L4E) Experience: This two-year experience provides Golden LEAF Scholars with leadership training through the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), one of the nation's leading leadership development organizations. The opportunity offers flexible online leadership training courses, personalized support from a highly trained executive coach, and collaborative learning partnerships with other scholars in the cohort. • Rural Internship Initiative: Golden LEAF offers a paid internship opportunity for students to gain experi-

ence at an eligible business, non-profit, or government entity located in a rural North Carolina community. Visit their website at to learn more. Participating NC colleges and universities include: Appalachian State University, Meredith College, Barton College, Methodist University, Belmont Abbey College, Mid-Atlantic Christian University, Bennett College, Montreat College, Brevard College ,North Carolina A&T State University, Cabarrus College of Health Sciences, North Carolina Central University, Campbell University, North Carolina State University, Carolinas College of Health Sciences, North Carolina State Univ. - Agricultural Institute, Catawba College, North Carolina Wesleyan College, Chowan University, Pfeiffer University College at Southeastern, Queens University of Charlotte, Davidson College, St. Andrews University, Duke University, St. Augustine's University, East Carolina University, Salem College, Elizabeth City State Uni-

versity, Shaw University, Elon University, University of Mount Olive, Fayetteville State University, University of North Carolina at Asheville, Gardner-Webb University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Greensboro College, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Guilford College University of North Carolina at Greensboro, High Point University, University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Johnson C. Smith University, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Johnson & Wales University, University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Lees-McRae College, Wake Forest University, Lenoir-Rhyne University, Warren Wilson College, Livingstone College, Western Carolina University, Louisburg College, William Peace University, Mars Hill University, Wingate University, Mercy School of Nursing, and Winston-Salem State University.

CHICKEN FETTUCCINE ALFRED0 Crystal Bess 2 large boxes fettucine noodles 5 jars Ragu Alfredo sauce with cheese 6 chicken breasts 1 large bag Kraft shredded 5 cheeses 1 t. black pepper Grill or broil chicken. Prepare noodles by package direction. Cut chicken into small pieces. Mix chicken, noodles, and Alfredo sauce together. Put into 2 casserole dishes. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes until cheese is melted. CHICKEN PARISIAN Ann Bennett 6 med. skinless, boneless chicken breast 1 can cream of mushroom soup ¼ cup cooking sherry 1/2 cup plain yogurt ¼ t. salt 1/8 tsp. pepper Place chicken in baking dish Combine all other ingredients, mixing thoroughly. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 1 hour. CHICKENJ POT PIE Connie Phifer Savell 2 ½ lb. chicken, cooked and cut into pieces

2 cups chicken broth 1 can cream of chicken soup ½ c. margarine, melted 1 c. self-rising flour 1 c. buttermilk Place chicken in 9x12 inch baking dish. Bring to a boil in a saucepan chicken soup and chicken broth. Pour over chicken. Mix margarine, flour, buttermilk. Pour over chicken. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Turn heats up to 450 degrees to brown for about 10 minutes or until golden brown. EASY BBQ Sandy Venator 4 to 5 lb. Boston Butt 2 T. BBQ Pork Rub 2 cups vinegar 2 T. brown sugar, packed ½ t. red pepper flakes ½ t. salt Rub pork rub onto Boston Butt. Cut in 4-5pieces and put in lined crock pot. Mix vinegar, brown sugar, red pepper flakes and salt. Pour over meat. Cook 6-8 hours. 7-UP CAKE Kathy Whitlowe 1 box yellow cake mix 1 box instant vanilla pudding ½ cup vegetable oil 4 eggs 1 cup 7UP Combine all ingredients and pour into greased and floured Bundt pan Bake at 450 degrees for 40 minutes.

we take the high road. because to us, it’s the only road. simple human sense

AGENCY NAME Warlick and Hamrick GOES HERE Insurance CITY • 000.000.0000 Kings Mountain • 704-739-3611

The Kings Mountain Herald |

Page 8A

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

More snow scenes from KM’s first 2022 snow (Continued from Page 5A)

FINN FALLS Photo by Denise and Pete Cobb

JASON - Photo by Amy Navy

KAMRYN WILLIS Photo by Chelsie Gann

Brother Chip and Martha Sloan with their grandchildren Sloan, Titus, Markie and Hayes. Photo by by Joy Sloan Laney

KINSELY HUSKY - Photo by Liz Harlow

LANDON AND TAZ Photo by Angela Hamby

PHILIP-MARK BRYSON III Photo by Jeanna J. Bryson

Photo by Ashley Brown Ledwell

LACI WEBB AND HANNAH ERNST Photo by Christy Ernst Webb

Photo by Becky Walker

Photo by Candice Wilson Bush

Photo by Elizabeth Lane Childers

PERRY AND TYLER RUSSELL - Photo by Sharon Lawson Russell

Photo by Emily Ruppe

Photo by Jaclyn Lea Tant

Photo by Heather Thomas Siak

Photo by Christa Watson

Photo by Julia Mccullough

Photo by Felicia Marie

Photo by Dawne Ledford

Page 1B Wednesday, January 19, 2022 The Kings Mountain Herald |

Mountaineers weather their first BSC ‘Storm,’ 88-82 Kings Mountain’s Mountaineers survived a tough battle from the Stuart Cramer Purple Storm in Big South 3A Conference basketball action Tuesday night at Donald L. Parker Gymnasium but remained undefeated in the conference with an 88-82 victory. After leading most of the game, the Mountaineers ran into foul trouble in the second half and saw Cramer come from behind to earn their first lead since early in the game, 70-69, on a Will Kelly basket with six minutes remaining. But Maddox James, who played one of his best games of the season with 19 points and numerous rebounds, put the Mountaineers back out front 74-72 and they were able to hold on for the victory. Cramer stayed within striking distance but, even with KM’s leading scorer

Zeke Cannedy on the bench with five fouls, the Mountaineers were able to survive behind clutch play by James, sophomore guard Zavion Smith and others. Cramer got to within 84-80 with 26 seconds remaining, but had to foul and Smith went to the line to go 4-for-4 and wrap things up. The Storm scored the game’s first points to go up 2-0 and led 15-14 with 1:25 left in the first period. Cannedy scored the last six points of the period to put KM on top 21-17. The Mountaineers built a 45-35 lead following a Cannedy basket with a minute left in the half, but the visitors rallied to cut the margin to 48-42 at the break. Will Kelly (24 points) and Francisco Vardezas (11) accounted for 35 of the Storm’s first half points. The Mountaineers were able to get their lead to

double-digits (63-53) on a bucket by James with just over a minute left in the third quarter, but the Storm began brewing again and cut it to 67-60 heading into the final eight minutes. The visitors scored the first seven points of the third quarter to knot things up at 67-all with 6:50 left in the game. Cannedy’s three put the Mountaineers up 72-70 and they were able to build a 78-72 lead before Smith was hurt and had to go to the bench with 4:05 left. Things got a little shaky in the final two minutes as a pair of technical free throws by Kelly brought the visitors to within four at 82-78. But, upon getting the ball out of bounds the Storm committed a charge. KM got a big bucket by James for an 84-78 lead. Cramer’s Talen Whitley followed a miss shot with a put-back to make it 84-80 with 26 sec-

KM’s Maddox James (4) drives the lane for two points in Kings Mountain’s thrilling 88-82 win over Stuart Cramer last week at Parker Gym. Photo by Gary Smart onds left. With the Mountaineers now on offense, The Storm had to foul for a chance to win, but Smith hit 4-of-4

from the charity stripe to seal the deal. Despite his time on the bench due to fouls, Cannedy still led the Mountaineers

with 32 points. He and James were joined in double figures by Linney with 12 and Smith and Simpson with 10 each.

Lady Mountaineers Mountaineers sweep Ashbrook to stay top BSC beat Cramer 67-48 Kings Mountain’s women’s basketball team rolled to its fifth straight Big South Conference victory Tuesday night at home, defeating the Stuart Cramer Purple Storm 6748. The Lady Mountaineers got another strong performance from all players, with four of them scoring in double figures.

Senior standout Saniya Wilson led the way with 19 points, six rebounds, five assists and four steals. Khalia King contributed 16 points and seven boards. CoRey Simpson had perhaps her best game ever as a Lady Mountaineer, scoring 15 points and grabbing 12 rebounds. It was her first career double-dou-

ble as a varsity player. Tyasya Bell was also in double figures with 12 points. She grabbed five rebounds. Jacie Jarvis had four points and three rebounds. Alayna Patrick contributed one point, two rebounds, three assists and two steals. Stuart Cramer’s Dasia Harris was the game’s

top scorer with 28 points. Hadley Womack added 17, Madison Lee two and Zoey Morris one.

Kings Mountain High’s varsity basketball teams went into last night’s game against the Crest Chargers atop the Big South 3A Conference standings. The KM teams swept Gastonia Ashbrook Friday night on the road with the girls handing the Lady Green Wave their first conference loss in more than two years, 45-41, and the boys rolling 81-50. The Mountaineers had a good 1-2 scoring punch with Zeke Cannedy stripping the nets for 32 points and Mad-

dox James 18. Zavion Smith added nine points and Curtis Simpson and Eli Osborne seven apiece. The Lady Mountaineers carried a 6-0 conference record into last night’s game while Crest came to town with a 2-2 conference mark. The Lady Green Wave fell into second place with a 5-1 BSC record. The KM men came in with a 5-0 mark and Crest 3-0. The Mountaineers still have a first round makeup game with Forestview.

Lady Mountaineer Coach Nicholas Inman got a great overall performance from all of his players. Khalia King had a super night with a game-high 20 points which included 4-of-7 from three-point land. Senior standout Saniya Wilson continued her fine allaround play with 16 points, four rebounds and five assists. Myracle Davis had three points and two boards, Austyn Dixon two points and See BSC, Page 3

KINGS MOUNTAIN MOUNTAINEERS ATHLETE KM’s Alayna Patrick drives to the basket against Stuart Cramer in last week’s game at Parker Gym. Photos by Gary Smart




Breakfast Special!

All Day... All The Time...

105 York Rd., Kings Mountain Jacie Jarvis goes inside for the Lady Mountaineers against Stuart Cramer.

Corey Simpson fires from the outside for the Lady Mountaineers against Cramer.


36” sand.Combo! & drink

$ 99

C & C Heating & Cooling Owner & Operator: Bobby Childers

NC# 9507

502 York Rd. Kings Mountain Mountain



Proud Supporter Of Kings Mountain High School Athletes!

The Kings Mountain Herald |

Page 2B

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

KM teams win Polar Bear track meet at Gamble Stadium Seven area schools participated in the first Polar Bear Indoor Track Meet Thursday at Kings Mountain High’s Gamble Stadium, and both KM teams came out on top. The Mountaineers compiled 156 points. Shelby was second at 56 followed by R-S Central 33, East Lincoln 24, Cherryville, 14, Paddyforte Learning Center 10 and Burns 1. The Lady Mountaineers racked up 233 points, followed by Shelby 43, East Lincoln 26, S Central 25 and Burns four. Fully automatic timing (FAT) was used. Even though the temperate was cool, KM coach Rayvis Key was very impressed with the Mountaineers’ and Lady Mountaineers’ performances. For the Mountaineers, DJ Black finished first in the 55 meter dash, 300 meter dash and led the 4x200 relay. Other first place finishers were Andre Willis in the 55 meter high hurdles, Parker Key in the 3200 meter run, Nicholas Harrison in the pole vault and Marty Lovingood in the long jump. Other members of the winning 4x200 team were Andre Willis, Hunter Cruise and JJ Thurman. Alexis Jackson was a triple winner for the Lady Mountaineers, taking the high jump, long jump and triple jump. Other first place winners were Rayna Brown in the pole vault, Taylor Smith in the shot, Divinity Ervin in the 3200 meters, Taniya Brown in the 55 meter high hurdles, Brooke Waseman in the 300 meter dash, Navaeh Brown in the 55 meter dash; and the 4x200 meter relay team consisting of Navaeh Brown, Nyadria Phillips, Lawren Thomas and Brooke Waseman. The KMHS indoor track teams will be traveling to the only true indoor meet at the JDL Fast Track in Winston Salem on January 20.

Divinity Ervin (8) of Kings Mountain is in the lead in girls race in Thursday’s Polar Bear meet at Gamble Stadium. Photos by Gary Smart

Parker Key is in the lead for the KM Mountaineers in last week’s Polar Bear meet at Gamble Stadium. Nicholas Harris competes for the Mountaineers in the pole vault.

Rayna Brown pole vaults for the Lady Mountaineers in last week's meet t KMHS.

Sindy Ulloa in stride for the Lady Mountaineers in Polar Bear meet last week.

JJ Thurman, left, and DJ Black, center, of Kings Mountain battle East Lincoln’s Jalen Roseboro.

SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Call or mail this form to keep up with all the local news with a subscription to Support Local Journalism.

Ashley Gural runs hard for the Lady Mountaineers in last week’s Polar Bear meet at Gamble Stadium.

Simply return the information below to receive local news and area happenings. In County (Cleveland) $38.00 Out-of County (NC) $43.00 Out-of State $58.00 New Subscription or Renewal Subscription to be sent to: NAME:__________________________________ PHONE: ______________________ ADDRESS:_____________________________________CITY____________________ STATE:____________________________ ZIP CODE:___________________________ Mail Payment to: Kings Mountain Herald PO Box 769 Kings Mountain, NC 28086 call Kathy at 704-484-1047 Check Credit Card

Card #_____________________________________ Name on Card_______________________________ Exp. Date_______________V-Code___________

Or Subscribe online at

The Kings Mountain Herald |

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Myracle Davis is in the midst of the Storm as she tries to pass to a teammate in last week’s game at KMHS. Photos by Gary Smart

Page 3B

KM’s Zavion Smith drives on the Stuart Cramer defense in last week’s thrilling 88-82 BSC win over the Storm at Parker Gym.



00per week



only$1800 per week


1011 Grove St. Shelby 704-600-6182 021722




Scism & Son

SHL Cleaning Service

Paint & Body Shop Phillip Scism

Charles Scism

Quality Work Guaranteed Or You Don’t Pay A Thing!



Serving you since 1997!


2027 Shelby Rd., Kings Mountain



(behind KFC) Open daily at 11am Pizza Factory Pizza Buffet • Pasta • Create Your Own Pizza • Toasted Subs Take-Out • Delivery • Grubhub • Doordash Gluten Free Pizza Available!

Free Estimates




Patriots roll over Shelby


400 Linwood Rd. • 2027 Shelby Rd. Kings Mountain



Light To Heavy Towing, Recovery & Equipment Hauling and Medium to Large Truck Storage and Truck Parking

(704) 466-6008


KM’s Ja’Qualyn Sanders drives for a layup in last week’s win over Sturt Cramer at Parker Gym.

• Commercial • Office • Rental • Foreclosures • Contractors • Trailers









1-19-22 -119 119-2 99-2 -222






Specializing In


Compare Our Prices!


Auto Parts U Pull & Scrap Metal of Shelby


U Pull Hours: Open 7 Days A Week! 8:00am - 5:00pm Scrap Metal Hours: M-F 8-5 • Sat 9-2

1025 County Home Rd., Shelby • 704-482-4888

Rich Jones


We buy copper, aluminum, aluminum cans, cars, steel, cast iron, tin, and brass


Come Pull Your Own Parts!

704-538-5788 Contact: 704-482-2243

goal in the quarter to extend its lead to 44-25. A pair of free throws by Brayden Mull gave the Pats their largest lead, 46-25, with 4:30 remaining in the game. Coryon Gaines’ free throw with a minute left finished the scoring. Robinette finished with 19 points and three boards; Bradley Floyd 10 points, five rebounds and five assists; Charlie Foster eight points, seven boards and nine blocks; Caleb Nixon six points, Brayden Mull five points, Josiah Guyton two and Coryon Gaines one. KM shot 59 percent from inside the arch (17 for 29) and 48 percent for the game. The Patriots had 10 stea;s, nine assists and 12 blocks. KM was scheduled to host Burns Tuesday.


way with 11 points. Jailen Moore scored seven, Riley Powers five, Brooklyn Whitlock five, and Maggie Honeycutt four. Goforth led Ashbrook with nine points, followed by Rojhaya with six, Hayes three and Mooring two. The Kings Mountain teams will remain at home Friday to begin second round action against the Hunter Huss Huskies. Kings Mountain will then travel to North Gaston next Tuesday before returning home for a non-conference game with county rival Shelby on Wednesday.




To Place Your Ad. Call, Scott Helms at 704-473-0080




Kings Mountain Middle’s boy’s basketball team ran its record to 2-0 last week with a 51-36 win over Shelby. KM got off to a slow start that saw Shelby take an 8-4 lead in the first two minutes. But the Patriots picked up their defensive tempo and went on a 17-0 run as all five starters scored from the field. KM led 21-8 after the first period as Tucker Robinette scored seven of his team high 19 points. The second quarter saw KM grow cold from the field. Bradley Floyd scored four of his 11 points and Charlie Foster’s stellar defensive performance helped KM maintain a 29-20 lead at the half. The Patriots came out blazing in the third quarter with a 10-1 run, led by Robinette’s four points and Josiah Guyton’s long two-pointer to extend the lead to 39-21. KM picked up its defensive intensity and held the Blue Devils to just one field

From Page 1B three rebounds, CoRey Simpson two points and five rebounds, and Tyasya Bell two points and a team high nine rebounds. The Lady Mountaineers held the lead most of the game, but it was close throughout. KM was on top 11-6 after the first quarter, 19-14 at the half and 28-25 going into the fourth quarter. The KM JVs also came out a big winner, 32-20. Kamari Odems led the

The Kings Mountain Herald |

Page 4B

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Week two results Earl Scruggs Center announces: from Kings Mountain Center Stage Concert Series Elite basketball Players of the Week: Division 8U – O’Brian Smith of Elite Aces, 15 points, eight rebounds and three steals. Division 10U – Kherian Little of Elite Swaggers, eight points, seven rebounds. Division 12U – Uriah Lipscomb of Big Elite, 13 points, three assists and four steals. Division Middle School – Malachi Powell, Elite Hawks, 17 points, six rebounds. Results: Elite Aces 31, Elite Dawg Breeding 12 Aces – O’Brian Smith 15, Cameron Twitty 7, Sadie Bert 5, Mason Pruitt 4. Elite Dawg Breeding: Kendrick Ford 4, Sienna Black 3, Antonio Elder 3, Joseph Bell 1, Xzavier Davis 1. Elite Royalty 19, Elite Knicks 18 Royalty – Khyier Marable 11, Eria Smith 4, Carson Hovis 2, Kyler Holmes 2. Elite Knicks – Zander Smith 7, Jasir Garner 5, Khamoni Marable 6. Clutch Elite 23, Elite Fire 11. Elite – Harper Hollifield 22, G’hailyn Smith 3, Kylen Owens 2. Elite Fire – Zoey Bert 6, Taurean Mills 5. Elite Swaggers 13, Elite Kings 11. Swaggers – Kherian Little 8, Zander Smith 3, Seth Tate 2. Kings – Jeremiah Plummer 4, Michael Rice 4, Kipp Stone 2, Gregory Stockes 1. 5-6 Elite Warriors 35, TeamSteph 29. Warriors – Xavier Hutchens 12, JaQualyn Ford 9, Xavier Epps 6, Jamarius Hill 4, Cam Houser 3, Timahzje Phillips 1. TeamSteph – Braylon Brown 12, Amir Parker 11, A.J. Parker 4, Desmond Nolan 2. Elite Outlaws 24, Team-

Steph 23 Outlaws – Ashtun Hall 8, Carlos Boyce 7, Ira Thomas 4, Mason Powers 3, Jasmine Twitty 2. Steph - Braylon Brown 13, Amir Parker 5, A.J. Parker 3, Javen Wilson 2. Big Elite 34, Elite Warriors 25 Big Elite – Silas Tate 16, Uriah Lipscomb 13, Nehemiah Hogue 3, Jaden Byrd 2. Warriors – Cam Houser 17, Xavier Epps 5, Xavier Hutchens 3. Team Steph 33, Elite Pressure 18 Steph – Braylon Brown 8, A.J. Parker 8, Kavion Byers 7, Amir Parker 6, Desmond Nolan 2, Paxton Hall 2. Pressure – Kingston Moore 6, K.J. Bell 5, Xavier Green 3, Holden Carroll 2, Zion Ponder 2. Middle School Division WeAllCanGo 51, Hoop Dreams 32 WACG – Tucker Robinette 22, Silas Tate 21, Jaden Byrd 4, Cam Houser 2, Jamarius Hill 2. Hoop Dreams – Mack Jordan 15, Braylon Brown 7, Carlos Boyce 7, Brandon Beach 2, Christian Adams 1. WACG 53, Duke Nation 45. WACG – Tucker Robinette 24, Silas Tate 19, Jaden Byrd 6, Cam Houser 2, Jamarius Hill 2. Duke Nation – Josiah Guyton 13, Brayden Pearson 10, Kingston Moore 5, A.J. Parker 5, Jamari Nolan 4, Jadarian Bull 3, Keja Baker 3, Amir Parker 2. Elite Hawks 39, Duke Nation 35 Hawks – Malachi Powell 17, Christian Jarrett 7, Johnathan Charles 7, Farri Martin 6, K.J. Bell 2. Duke – Josiah Guyton 11, Brayden Pearson 10, A.J. Parker 6, Jadarian Bull 5, Amir Parker 3.

SPORTS THIS WEEK Fri., Jan. 21 6 p.m. – High school basketball, Hunter Huss at Kings Mountain (Varsity DH). 6 p.m. – High school wrestling, Kings Mountain at North Gaston. Sat., Jan. 22 6 p.m. – High school wrestling, Big South 3A tournament at North

Gaston. Tue., Jan. 25 6 p.m. – High school basketball, Kings Mountain at North Gaston (Varsity DH). Wed., Jan. 26 6 p.m. – High school basketball, Shelby at Kings Mountain (Varsity DH).

Experimental Opioid vaccine being tested The first experimental vaccine to be tested in the United States for treatment of opioid use disorder is being studied in a clinical trial led by researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. “We have good medications to treat opioid use disorder, but about half of the people who use these medications relapse after about six months,” says Sandra Comer, PhD, professor of neurobiology in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and principal investigator of the trial. “A vaccine that lasts for several months, given in combination with any of these medications, could help many more people beat their addiction and

potentially protect them from an overdose death if a patient relapses.” The experimental vaccine—developed by Marco Pravetoni, PhD, professor of pharmacology and medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School—is designed to prevent oxycodone from getting into the brain, where it causes a euphoric feeling, or “high,” and can impair the brain’s breathing centers and cause death if a user overdoses. Nearly 50,000 Americans died from opioid-related overdoses in 2019, and new data from the CDC suggest that drug overdose deaths surged to a record level of 87,000 in 2020 during the pandemic, driven largely by fentanyl and other synthetic opioids. “Vaccine development

Live music returns to the heart of Cleveland County in early 2022 with the announcement of the Earl Scruggs Center’s Center Stage Concert Series. This series features an outstanding slate of award-winning artists, Grammy award-winners and nominees and IBMA and Americana recognized artists, including a five-time winner of the IMBA’s Banjo Player of the Year award and the prestigious Steve Martin Banjo Prize. The Center Stage Concert Series includes seven shows running from February 19 to August 4, with performances by Joe Collins & Friends, Chatham Rabbits, the Foreign Landers, Hubby Jenkins featuring the Down Hill Strugglers, Zoe & Cloyd, Wyldwood String Band and Kristin Scott Benson. Tickets may be purchased for individual shows or a season pass for the entire series may be purchased for $100. Center Stage Concert Series shows take place in the Great Hall at the Earl Scruggs Center, a beautiful 120-seat venue that gives music fans the opportunity to experience outstanding performances in an intimate and comfortable setting. Doors to the Great Hall open 30 minutes prior to show time and a cash bar will be available. Exhibits will also be open during this time. To purchase tickets or to learn more about the Earl Scruggs Center’s Summer Concert Series, visit, or call 704.487.6233. At this time, face coverings are required in the Great Hall. Follow the Earl Scruggs Center’s Facebook page for updated information on Covid safety and guidelines for ESC programming. Earl Scruggs Center hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10 am – 4 pm with extended hours on Wednesdays until 6 pm. Line-Up and Artist information: Joe Collins & Friends Saturday, February 19, 2:00 pm Ticket Price: $10 Joe Collins is a National Mountain Dulcimer Champion, winning the contest at Winfield in 2007. Over the past twenty years, he has had the opportunity to teach and play in festivals from California to the east coast, from Florida to Vermont, and a lot of places in between. This show features Joe and his talented friends for a concert of beautiful mountain dulcimer music. Following the performance, join Joe and friends for a jam session and mountain dulcimer workshop, free with the price of a ticket.



intimate-close harmonies and mature songwriting. The husband-and-wife duo of Sarah and Austin McCombie favor rich, minimalist arrangements, and their stage banter and presence connects to the audience in a way that is both warm and universal. The Foreign Landers Saturday, April 2, 2:00 m Ticket Price: $10 The Foreign Landers is a duo hailing from opposite sides of the Atlantic united by their love of bluegrass and traditional folk music and their love for each other. Together they combine the musical styles of their respective homelands, along with their instrumental prowess and haunting vocals to create something new. Both excelled at their instruments and found themselves playing with some of the most promising young acoustic bands on the scene today—David with the Boston-band Mile Twelve and Tabitha with both Cup O’Joe and Midnight Skyracer from the UK. With such unique common threads, there was an instant connection when Tabitha and David finally met. Hubby Jenkins featuring the Down Hill Strugglers Thursday, May 19, 6:00 pm Ticket Price: $20


ZOE AND CLOYD glers is an old time string band based simultaneously out of Kentucky and New York. They have released albums on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings and Jalopy Records and are featured on the soundtrack to the Coen Brothers film, "Inside Llewyn Davis" produced by T-Bone Burnett. Zoe & Cloyd Friday, July 10, 6:00 pm Ticket Price: $20 Hailing from opposite ends of the Appalachian Mountains, Zoe & Cloyd is renowned fiddler and vocalist Natalya Zoe Weinstein and award-winning songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and vocalist John Cloyd Miller. Their show is as diverse as their upbringing: coming from a lineage of klezmer and jazz musicians, Natalya trained classically in her home state of Massachusetts before moving south in 2004. John, a twelfth generation North Carolinian and grandson of pioneering bluegrass fiddler, Jim Shumate, is a 1st place winner of the prestigious Chris Austin Songwriting Contest as well as an Artist Fellowship recipient for songwriting from the North Carolina Arts Council.

but with the same passion; the evolution of bluegrass and old time folk music. Sarah’s father and Phil’s uncle played in a bluegrass band together “Bitter Creek” in the 70s, they are from right here where the music began in North Carolina. Caroline in from western Canada and fell in love with bluegrass on Vancouver Island before moving to the heartland of the music that stole her heart. Bringing their various backgrounds together, Wyldwood Stringband strives to honor the traditions from which the music came, while pushing it forward and having a good time along the way.

Chatham Rabbits Thursday, March 3, 6:00 pm Ticket Price: $20 presale As one of North Carolina’s most beloved roots music outfits, Chatham Rabbits has swiftly emerged from the fertile Americana scene in the Triangle with

Hubby Jenkins is a talented multi-instrumentalist who endeavors to share his love and knowledge of oldtime American music. Born and raised in Brooklyn, he delved into his Southern roots, following the thread of African American history that wove itself through country blues, ragtime, fiddle and banjo, and traditional jazz. Hubby got his higher musical education started as a busker. After years of busking around the U.S and making a name for himself, Hubby became acquainted with the Carolina Chocolate Drops and was an integral part of the Grammy-winning group from 2010-2014. Since 2015, he has been an active touring and recording member of the Rhiannon Giddens band. He performed on her album “Tomorrow Is My Turn” in 2015 and in 2017 “Freedom Highway.” And around these projects, Hubby continues to make solo performances. The Down Hill Strug-

Wyldwood Stringband is the collaboration of Caroline Tanner, Sarah Hollis, and Phil Lanier. Each of them separated by a decade,

Kristin Scott Benson is the five-time International Bluegrass Music Association’s Banjo Player of the Year and recipient of the 2018 Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass. Since 2008, she has been a member of Grammy-nominated and two-time IBMA Entertainers of the Year, The Grascals, making an indelible mark on the bluegrass music industry. Kristin has attained a national identity as one of the top bluegrass banjo players on the scene, exhibiting impeccable taste, timing, and tone. With an attentive ear to back-up, she is known and respected as a true team player among her peers.

has been a tremendous boone to humanity. This innovative work brings it to bear on the scourge of addiction with the hope of having a great impact,” says Jeffrey A. Lieberman, MD, the Lawrence C. Kolb Professor of Psychiatry and chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. The vaccine is designed to generate anti-

bodies to oxycodone, a commonly abused prescription opioid. If an individual takes oxycodone after vaccination, the antibodies latch onto the drug and prevent it from crossing the blood-brain barrier. Since the opioid does not reach the brain, the user does not get high. The vaccine also may protect against death from overdose due to respiratory depression, which occurs when oxy-

codone acts centrally in the brain. In preclinical studies, animals that received the vaccine reduced self-administration of the drug and were protected from toxicity and signs of overdose, such as respiratory depression. Because the vaccine specifically targets oxycodone, it doesn't interfere with other opioid-based medications to treat opioid use disorder or with

naloxone, a drug used to resuscitate patients who have overdosed. The trial is enrolling volunteers who are opioid users but not receiving treatment with medications to combat opioid use disorder. One group of trial volunteers will be given a placebo; two other groups will receive either a low or high dose of the active vaccine. The primary aim of the See VACCINE, Page 5B

Wyldwood String Band Thursday, July 14, 6:00 pm Ticket Price: $10

Kristin Scott Benson Thursday, August 4, 6:00 pm Ticket Price: $20

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

VACCINE From Page 4B trial is to determine if the vaccine is well tolerated and safe, but researchers also will seek to determine if the vaccine produces sufficient antibodies and can prevent euphoria when the volunteers are given oxycodone. The Columbia investigators have decades of

experience administering opioids to people in research studies. During the vaccine trial, the volunteers will be closely monitored by a team of physicians and nurses for several weeks in an inpatient unit to look for adverse events and determine their response to oxycodone after vaccination. The researchers will then study participants’ drug use behavior on an outpatient basis. Jeanne Manubay, MD, assistant

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: NELLIE J. GOODE, Deceased 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.

The Kings Mountain Herald | clinical professor of medicine in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University, will oversee patient monitoring for the trial. As a parallel to activities at Columbia, researchers at the University of Minnesota are conducting pharmacokinetic and immunological monitoring in blood samples from participants to better understand how the vaccine works. They also hope to identify bio-

markers that can predict vaccine efficacy. The study is being piloted in up to 24 volunteers. If the vaccine proves safe and shows potential efficacy, the trial will be expanded to 45 volunteers. The oxycodone vaccine will need to be tested in phase 2 and phase 3 trials to determine its efficacy. Because the chemical structure of different opioids—including


LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 13th day of January, 2022 as Administratrix of the Estate of BETTY JEAN SMITH, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Chancee Baxter, Administratrix, on or before the 19th 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 19th day of January, 2022. Chancee Baxter, Administratrix Estate of: Betty Jean Smith 605-10 Jess Hord Road Cherryville, NC 28021 KMH (1/19, 26; 2/2, 9/2022)

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 11th day of January, 2022 as Executrix of the Estate of MARILYN GLADYS DEAN RAMSEY, AKA MARILYN DEAN RAMSEY, 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, Amber Leigh Cox, Executrix, on or before the 19th 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. Amber Leigh Cox, Executrix Estate of: Marilyn Gladys Dean Ramsey AKA Marilyn Dean Ramsey 2825 Louise Drive Shelby, NC 28150 KMH (1/19, 26; 2/2, 9/2022)

who use other opioids or to prevent patients from switching to another opioid,” Comer says. “A fentanyl vaccine could also be used to protect first responders, law enforcement, or soldiers if they inadvertently inhale carfentanil, which can be fatal in very small doses.”


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.

KMH (12/29 & 1/5,12,19/2022)

oxycodone, heroin, and fentanyl—vary by drug, different vaccines are needed for each opioid. The teams at Columbia and the University of Minnesota are working to develop similar vaccines against heroin and fentanyl. “Clinicians would be able to give the oxycodone vaccine to individuals who mainly use that particular drug but could also administer additional opioid vaccines for those


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

Page 5B

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.

Helen Fletcher, Administratrix Estate of: Lala Marie Wiggins Teague; aka, Lala Marie Teague 1446 Boyd Road Gastonia, NC 28052

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

KMH (12/29/2021, 1/05,12 &19/2022)

KMH (1/12, 19, 26, 2/2/2022)



NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 11th day of January, 2022 as Administratrix of the Estate of JOHN WESLEY OGLESBY, 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, Donna Yvette Eskridge, Administratrix, on or before the 19th 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 19th day of January, 2022. Donna Yvette Eskridge, Administratrix Estate of: John Wesley Oglesby 521 Gold Street Shelby, NC 28150 KMH (1/19, 26; 2/2, 9/2022)

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)

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 13th day of January, 2022 as Executor of the Estate of RETHA GOOCH, AKA RETHA M. GOOCH, 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, Dennis Alexander Gooch, Executor on or before the 19th 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 19th day of January, 2022. Dennis Alexander Gooch, Executor Estate Of: Retha Gooch, AKA Retha M. Gooch 541 April Drive Shelby, NC 28152 KMH (1/19, 26; 2/2, 9/2022)

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. 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)

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS 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)

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 17th day of December, 2021 as Executor of the Estate of LINDA LOU MCSWAIN SWEEZY BLACK, 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, Jimmy Black, Executor, on or before the 19th 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 19th day of January, 2022. Jimmy Black, Executor Estate of: Linda Lou McSwain Sweezy Black 506 Dennis Drive Shelby, NC 28150 KMH (1/19, 26; 2/2, 9/2022)

The Kings Mountain Herald |

Page 6B

Wednesday, January 19, 2022






BUSINESS SERVICES RETIRED GENERAL CONTRACTOR AVAILABLE “SPECIALIZING IN DECKS” Repairs and New Construction. Rutherford/Cleveland County areas. Contact Bob at (828) 476-6058

THE ONLINE MALL IS OPEN. New shops opening weekly. Readers of this publication invited to email for a link.

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

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

EMPLOYMENT NEED A CAR DISMANTLER. Auto Parts of Shelby. Apply in person at 1021 County Home Road, Shelby, NC 28152 704487-5234 (704) 472-4666 CARE GIVER LOOKING TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR LOVED ONES. 20+ years. Excellent references. Bathe, light housekeeping/cooking, meds, errands. 704-974-5706 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 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 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:

BUSINESS SERVICES SHIPMAN’S MASONRY- 48 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Brick, Block & Stone, Outside Fireplaces, Foundations, Underpinnings. “Free Estimates”. 1st Quality Work! (863) 5321587

TALL PINES CORPORATION. Give us a call today for all your Grading, Excavation, Land Clearing, and Hauling needs! (704) 6005438 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.

FOR SALE PRO-FORM TREADMILL $100. And a BOWFLEX Workout Bench $100. call (704) 692-1573 ENTERTAINMENT TV CABINET W/SHELVES. white, 72’’highX42’’wideX22’’deep. $100. 4 new golf cart tires w/ chrome rims. $300. New entertainment center. $100. 828748-7985.

ITEMS FOR SALE: WHIRLPOOL FRIDGE - $650, New Stainless Steel Electric Whirlpool Stove, $830, New stainless steel kitchen sink faucet, $45. 513-331-6031 TEETER FIT SPINE BACK MACHINE. New, partially assembled, $200. Large computer desk $40. 704-4729321, 980-220-1236.

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

KIDS RAZOR MX DIRT BIKE. 8-13 year olds. Rode very little. New battery. $175. Used Gas Fire Logs $125. Electric Cabinet Style Fire Logs, heater & blower $250. Wood heater, can cook on top, very good condition. $500. 828-289-0901. COKE, PEPSI, TONKA & GRISWALD SPECIAL ANTIQUES: COMIC BOOKS, MARBLES, CAST IRON, and KNIVES, 1987 Mazda Low Rider, restorable. Call (704) 482-7949

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



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.

HORSE HAY FOR SALE. Square bales $6, round bales $40. (704) 692-6325

STORAGE BUILDINGS. “We Buy, Sell, Trade” J. Johnson Sales INC. Forest City, NC 828-245-5895. NC4EVER.COM BEST DOG TENNIS BALL. is where you get the BEST Tennis Ball for your dog! MORGAN’S FIREWOOD SERVICE. Green oak, small stove wood. $75, delivered. Call 828-395-0758.

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

KIMBALL SPINET PIANO. Excellent condition. $400. (704) 472-1355 PURE RAW LOCAL HONEY. $18 per quart, $10 per pint. Produced in Rutherford County. Call or text Jackson Corbin, 828-980-1823.

LIKE NEW Men’s Huffy Bicycle. Great Condition Must See! $50.00 Great Trail Rider call 828-782-7221 JAZZY ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR $350. 2 yr old Jazzy power wheelchair. FDA Class II Medical Device. (828) 3150935 DEER CORN, 60 POUND BAG. $9. Callahan Farms. Cletus: 704-300-5341; Steve: 704-472-8865; Todd: 704692-1627 RIDING/PUSH MOWERS, GARDEN TILLERS, GOKARTS, MINI-BIKES. Ready to mow. All in excellent condition. Can deliver, 30+ years experience in repair work. 828-980-0853, 704-4769383. FIREWOOD FOR SALE. Long wheelbase load. Fully loaded. $70.00/load. Delivered. 864-492-4793 or 803627-9408.

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

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


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

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

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. TRAILERS, EQUIPMENT, DECKOVERS, GOOSENECK DUMP. CAR HAULER, HIGH SIDE, ENCLOSED. Cash, Credit Cards, Financing, Rent to Own Options. J. Johnson Sales INC. Forest City, NC 828-245-5895. RENT TO OWN CARPORTS, BUILDINGS GARAGES. J. Johnson Sales Inc., Forest City, NC. Call 828-245-5895.

LARGE PRIDE HD $1695 Brand new. 400 lb capacity, 26” wide seat, delivered, warranty. Call Scooterman John (704) 951-4224

Deadline: Friday at 12:00 Noon


TRANSPORT CHAIR $95. RED TRANSPORT chair, 250lb limit, like new. Will deliver. Call Scooterman John (704) 951-4224

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



CARPORTS, GARAGES, RV COVERS, BOAT TRACTOR COVERS IN STOCK. Areas largest on site display. Best Selection, Options. Quality you can getting one place! J. Johnson Sales, Inc. Forest City, NC. 828-245-5895. FLAG POLES & FLAGS. 15ft., 20ft., 25ft. “All American Made!” Delivery and installation is available. J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City, NC. Call 828-245-5895. BUILDINGS, GARAGES, SHOPS with Concrete Slab. “We Got’Em”and “We do them Turn Key” J. Johnson Sales INC., Forest City, NC. 828245-5895. 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) 2455895

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. 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 CRESTM IDDLE@AOL . COM DANNY’S AUTOWERKS. Buying used or junk cars. Competitive prices. Call Danny 828-289-3081 or Jimmy 828-289-1175. NEED TO SELL YOUR HOUSE? I PURCHASE UNWANTED RENTAL PROPERTY AND/OR STARTER HOMES. MUST BE PRICED TO SELL! “QUICK CLOSINGS”! Call 704-472-0006. WANT TO BUY CARS, TRUCKS. Trailers, Tractors, Farm Equipment. Must have ID and proof of ownership. Callahan’s Towing. (704) 6921006

12 TREADLE SEWING MACHINES $150 each for all. $200 each for less. Call 828305-3123.

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


FESCUE HAY FOR SALE. $4.50 per bale. Call 704-5384110. If no answer leave message. SOLID TOP PLASTIC DRUMS $10 Each. Buy 10 or more $6 each. Metal burning barrels $10 each. Plastic barrels with lids & rings $20 each. Water totes $75 each. Call Jeff (828) 327-4782 NORDIC TRAC MEDALIST SKI MACHINE. Commemorative edition, like new, hardly used. $300. Leave message if no answer (704) 824-4034

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

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. TWO SEVEN YEAR OLD YORKIES. 1 male, 1 female. Need fenced yard or housekept. All shots. $600 each negotiable. 828-200-7441. KENNELS, DOG KENNELS, DOG HOUSES. 7x7x4, 5x10x6, 10x10x4, 10x10x6, 10x20x6, 20x20x6. Roof tops. Delivery & Installation is Available! J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City,NC. 828-2455895. 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 EIGHT GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES. Born November 23rd. Should be ready in 3 weeks. Registered parents on site. 704-689-5253 ADULT QUAIL $5 EACH. Quail Chicks $1.50 ea. Quail eggs $3 per doz, 50% hatch rate guaranteed. (704) 4769943

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


2002 FORD CROWN VICTORIA 80,500 miles, Don’t Wait!, white, leather, everything works. $4500. (704) 300-2783 1991 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z-28, 5.7 Litre Automatic, New Paint & New Tires, Nice Project Car! $3000 (704) 538-8393

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

TWO GOLF CARTS FOR SALE. One white and one Carolina blue. Call Hillard Wise, Cherryville, 704-4773500

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

LABRADOODLE PUPPIES FOR SALE. 6 weeks old, 1st shots, vet checked, $900. “No shedding.” Text for more info (864) 492-2880 armccraw@

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

LAWN MOWER TRAILERS. 4 WHEELER TRAILERS, SMALL & LARGE TRAILERS. “We Got’Em” J. Johnson Sales, Inc., Forest City, NC. (828) 245-5895

LIKE NEW Men’s Huffy Bicycle. Great Condition Must See! $50.00 Great Trail Rider call 828-782-7221

MILL-SEC K9 OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Starting at $25.00 Rutherford County area. Board and train options available. 828-755-7335.


931 CATERPILLAR STEEL TRACK. 4 in 1 Bucket Loader. Good Tracks. & Sprockets. Only $14,800. Call anytime (704) 284-1694 PRIDE MOBILITY CHAIR $795 Electric wheel chair with handy seat lift, lifts seat to 26@“. Good batteries, delivered, warranty. 225 lb weight limit. Call Scooterman John. (704) 951-4224


AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES. 7 week old Australian Shepherd pups. Ready now. Males and females. Dew claws removed, docked tails, wormed, 1st shots, weaned. 6 pups from litter available. 2 red/white, 2 black/ white, 1 light brown, 1 Meryl. Beautiful, well socialized, around people and other animals. Parents on site, both full blooded but not registered. $600, located in Fayetteville, NC. Text 910-273-4015 for current availability or any other info. (910) 273-4015

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 CLASSIFIEDS CONTINUED TO PAGE 7B

The Kings Mountain Herald |

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Page 7B











NEWLY RENOVATED BEACH HOUSE in OCEAN LAKES. 2 bedroom, 2 bath. Also pullout couch, golf cart. Weeks and weekends. Call 704-472-5182





FOR SALE BY OWNER. 3.80 acres of land on Gold Farm Road near Boiling Springs Elementary School. County water. $18,200 per acre obo 704-300-1137

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

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

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



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

LAND FOR SALE 1 Arce lot undeveloped for sale by owner. $4,900. Beside subdivision. Rutherfordton, NC 28139 (404) 849-3027 martin.

STATEWIDE CLASSIFIED NETWORK ADS Home Improvement Eliminate gutter cleaning forever! LeafFilter, the most advanced debris-blocking gutter protection. Schedule a FREE LeafFilter estimate today. 15% off Entire Purchase. 10% Senior & Military Discounts. Call 1-877649-1190 Home Improvement White-Glove Service from America’s Top Movers. Fully insured and bonded. Let us take the stress out of your out of state move. FREE QUOTES! Call: 855-821-2782 Home Improvement Never Pay For Covered Home Repairs Again!

Deadline: Friday at 12:00 Noon


6 DAY TOUR BRANSON MISSOURI. Depart April 25th, 2022. Loaded. Contact (704) 263-2264

2008 JOHN DEERE GATOR XUV. Adult owned, recently serviced, info at jeanc@, priced to sell $1,000. (910) 442-8820


Complete Care Home Warranty COVERS ALL MAJOR SYSTEMS AND APPLIANCES. 30 DAY RISK FREE. $200.00 OFF + 2 FREE Months! 866-501-1596 Miscellaneous The Generac PWRcell, a solar plus battery storage system. SAVE money, reduce your reliance on the grid, prepare for power outages and power your home. Full installation services available. $0 Down Financing Option. Request a FREE, no obligation, quote today. Call 1-866-642-1883 Miscellaneous Become a published author! Publications sold at all major

secular & specialty Christian bookstores. CALL Christian Faith Publishing for your FREE author submission kit. 1-855-658-2057 Miscellaneous STOP worrying! SilverBills eliminates the stress and hassle of bill payments. All household bills guaranteed to be paid on time, as long as appropriate funds are available. Computer not necessary. Call for a FREE trial or a custom quote today. SilverBills 1-866-530-1374 Miscellaneous Attention: Auto Injury Victims. If you have suffered a serious injury in an auto accident, call

us! Our attorneys have the experience to get you the full compensation you deserve! Call Now: 844-545-8296 Miscellaneous Denied Social Security Disability? Appeal! If you’re 50+, filed SSD and denied, our attorneys can help! Win or Pay Nothing! Strong, recent work history needed. 877553-0252 [Steppacher Law Offices LLC Principal Office: 224 Adams Ave Scranton PA 18503] Miscellaneous DONATE YOUR CAR OR TRUCK TO HERITAGE FOR THE BLIND. Free 3 Day Vacation, Tax Deductible,

Free Towing, All Paperwork Taken Care Of. CALL 1-855869-7055 Sale DISH Network. $64.99 for 190 Channels! Blazing Fast Internet, $19.99/mo. (where available.) Switch & Get a FREE $100 Visa Gift Card. FREE Voice Remote. FREE HD DVR. FREE Streami ng on ALL Devices. Call today! 1-877-920-7405 Dogs/Pets/Livestock Add ToneKote® to the diet of dogs & cats to insure a warm winter coat, stop shedding, doggy odor. At Tractor Supply® (www.fleabeacon. com)

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 2 OR 3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. For rent in Shelby & Grover. $700-$850. Call (828) 234-8147

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.

NO HEAT BILLS HERE. 3 room apartment, (1 BR, 1 BA), Shelby, excellent location, Second floor. Not HAP eligible. No pets or smoking. Heat & water included in $525 month. 704-487-5480.

OAKLAND ROAD 2BR APARTMENT. Like new. Appliances, sewer, water, garbage included. $595. Small efficiency all utilities included. $450 plus deposit/references. 828-248-1776.

1624 SOUTH POST ROAD. Trailer 17. Shelby NC. 2 bedroom, 1 bath. Rent $750, Deposit $750, Application Fee $25. (704) 472-4666

3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH, on secluded 1 acre lot. No pets. First, last, security. 55 & older. Background check. Shiloh area. 828-429-9831.

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



US A CALL AT 704-484-1047 OR GO TO


A college degree with zero debt is possible You might be surprised at how affordable college could be this fall. With many new opportunities for grants, scholarships, and other financial aid you might even be eligible to attend Gaston College for free. If you graduated from a North Carolina high school in 2021, the recently announced Longleaf Commitment Grant could make your college education free by covering up to $2,800 per year for two years at Gaston College. Full-time students who meet the eligibility requirements are guaranteed to re-

ceive $700 to $2,800 per year, and partial awards are available for part-time students. You will be considered for a Longleaf Commitment Grant automatically after you complete the following steps. • Complete the NC Residency Application. • Apply to Gaston College • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for 2021-22 The Longleaf Commitment Grant isn’t the only option for getting help paying for your education. Gaston College has a multitude of grants, scholarships, and other financial

aid opportunities to help you achieve your educational goals. Here are just a few examples: • The Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) fund directed federal dollars toward helping education-related entities, including Gaston College, address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of our programs qualify for GEER Scholarships that help cover your tuition, fees, books, supplies, credentialing tests, transportation, childcare, and other costs associated with attending college. • Interested in pursuing a

STEM-related education and career? The Gaston College SPARC Scholars program is a scholarship initiative funded by the National Science Foundation and a private donor to help Gaston College Associate of Science students who plan to transfer to a fouryear university and major in a STEM program. • The GC Promise program will cover up to another $1,250 of tuition and fees not covered by financial aid or other scholarships for eligible Gaston or Lincoln County students that took College Now (Career and College Promise) classes in

high school. • The new Textile Technology AAS program, which prepares you for a career in the growing textiles industry, has scholarships available for full-time students and grants for part-time students. There are many other options the financial aid team can help you explore, including over 80 named annual and endowed scholarships distributed through the Gaston College Foundation. “Earning your degree without going into debt is possible, especially with all the scholarship and new aid opportunities available right

now,” said Ungina Perkins, Director of Financial Aid and Veterans Affairs. “This is a great time to come to Gaston College, and our team is here to help students identify and apply for the financial resources they need to start or return to school this Fall.” Don’t let concerns over costs deter you from your educational or career-training goals. If you want to attend college, Gaston College can show you the way to an affordable, high-quality education. If you have questions about financial aid, you can reach our team at 704.922.6227.


Tax Breaks for Caregiver of Elderly Parents Dear Savvy Senior, Are there any tax breaks that you know of for family caregivers? I help financially support my 82-year-old mother and would like to find out if I can write any of these expenses off on my taxes. Supplemental Sam Dear Sam, There are actually several tax credits and deductions available to adult children who help look after their aging parents or other relatives. Here are some options along with the IRS requirements to help you determine if you’re eligible to receive them. Tax Credit for Other Dependents If your mom lives with you and you’re paying more than 50 percent of her living expenses (housing, food, utilities, health care, repairs, clothing, travel and other necessities), and her 2021 gross income was under $4,300, you can claim your mom as a dependent and get a nonrefundable tax credit of up to $500. If you happen to split your mom’s ex-

penses with other siblings, only one of you can claim your mom as a dependent, and that person must pay at least 10 percent of her support costs. This is called a “multiple support agreement.” The IRS has an interactive tool that will help you determine if your mom qualifies as a dependent. Go to IRS. gov/help/ita, scroll down to “Credits,” and click on “Does My Child/Dependent Qualify for the Child Tax Credit or the Credit for Other Dependents?” Medical Deductions If you claim you mom as a dependent and you help pay her medical, dental and/or long-term care expenses, and weren’t reimbursed by insurance, you can deduct the expenses that are more than 7.5 percent of your adjusted gross income (AGI). So, for example, if your adjusted gross income is $80,000, anything beyond the first $6,000 of your mom’s medical bills – or 7.5 percent of your AGI – could be deductible on your return. So, if you paid $8,000 in med-

ical bills for her, $2,000 of it could be deductible. You can also include your own medical expenses in calculating the total. You should also know that your state might have a lower AGI threshold, which means you might get a break on your state income taxes even if you can’t get one on your federal income taxes. To see which medical expenses you can and can’t deduct, see IRS Publication 502 at p502.pdf. Dependent Care Credit If you’re paying for in-home care or adult day care for your mom so you are free to work, you might qualify for the Dependent Care Tax Credit which can be worth as much as $4,000. To be eligible your mom must have been physically or mentally incapable of self-care and must have lived with you for more than six months. To claim this tax credit, fill out IRS Form 2441 (

f2441.pdf) when you file your federal return. Flexible Health Savings Accounts If you have a health savings account (HSA) or your employer offers a flexible savings account (FSA), you can use them to pay for your mom’s medical expenses if she qualifies as a dependent. But be aware that if you use an HSA or FSA to pay for your mom’s medical costs, you can’t take a tax deduction on those expenses too. For more information, see IRS Publication 969, “Health Savings Accounts and Other Tax-Favored Health Plans” at Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book.

The Kings Mountain Herald |

Page 8B

Wednesday, January 19, 2022


Photo by Virginia Hamilton Tuminello


7. Assumed as a fact 8. Provide clear evidence of 9. Invests in little enterprises 10. A way to be 11. Monies given in support 12. Fashion accessory 14. Steal 15. Becomes less intense 18. Geological times 20. Hooray! 24. Monetary unit 26. Male reproductive organs 28. Earnings 30. Close by 32. Small integers 34. Fixed in place 35. Used to treat Parkinson’s disease 37. Large, imposing building 38. A rooyike shelter 40. Stiff, hairlike structure 42. Print errors 43. To show disapproval 45. Body of traditions 47. Without 49. __ Clapton, musician 50. Dangerous illegal drug 51. Infrequent 55. Sound unit




CLUES ACROSS 1. Breathe noisily 5. __ Nui, Easter Island 9. Reddish browns 11. Simple shoes 13. Produce alcohol illegally 15. Home to famed golf tournament 16. Tax collector 17. Famous people 19. Urban area 21. Units of syllable weight 22. Pituitary hormone (abbr.) 23. Dismounted 25. Actor Damon 26. Vietnamese offensive 27. Retail term 29. Netted 31. Partner to carrots 33. Witnesses 34. Caulked 36. Satisfy 38. R&B performer __ Lo 39. Monetary units of Macao 41. Give advice, explain 43. Possesses 44. Turn back 46. Gentlemen 48. One who fertilizes 52. Italian monk title (prewx) 53. Parties 54. Type of horse 56. Cuts in half 57. Raises 58. Expresses contempt or disgust 59. Ancient Italian-Greek colony

Photo by Tasha Hogue

SUDOKU Fill in the blank squares so that each row, each column, and each 3 by 3 block contain all of the digits 1 thru 9 using logic.





CLUES DOWN 1. Illinois city 2. One of the original disciples chosen by Christ 3. Young form of a louse 4. Type of powder 5. Finger millet 6. Share a common boundary




Outlet ic Lamp

Class 1334 N

S • She o t Rdd Post Pos




ª ¤ ¦ ¤ £ ျ ¡ ¦ £ ¤ £ £ ª £ ª ¤ ျ ¡ ¤ ¤ ¤ ¤ £ ¦ ¦ ¡ £ £ ျ ဖ ဖ ဖ £ £ £ဿ


£ ¡ ၹ£¤ ¦¡£ ­ထ

ဠ ဟ ှ

§ ¡ ¤§¡

Media First


00 W


rfordW eekly .com

• 828-2 48-14 08

719 S. Right Broadway, off Exit Fore 182 from st City US74

720 S 72 CHUR CH ST

Mon 9:00 -5:30 ri 9:00 Tues-F 9:00-3:00 Sat

FORE ST CI TY, N C (828)-2 45-727 4


Contin ued on page 3.

530 -480-5

March day,

e 115

ue • Iss






704-484-1047 503 North Lafayette St. Shelby, NC 28150




nt • Cra


By Alan



for gr eat pe ople! • Lowell


Dayti me send • Evening resum s mai • McAde l@ta e & av• Weeken nville steb ds • Mount udsp ailability Holly • opco Stanle rn.c y om



ay, Apr


Field rnburg

Girls Dixie 2021 ided) as the (photo prov

il 1, 202 1

ftball wd irls So cro ixie G raws large D 1 2 d 20 g Day Openin Mt.

Holly Farme Marke rs t anoth getting set er gre at sea for son

Mc rang the age one Beth ting, norm of Great place win rd said a Le160-plu teams for Jam ie Realty, Mary eetees) old up side nt Wot turnout! mee in one second e receivedet; third lle rs (Swest turnher, Rockin’ Pre Annual a get together ranc field 12 r Cherryvi tabl a grea e some of een sponso or anot in Lowo Smart a tie betw and team “It is the larg three or “We had held as ’s venues p.m., that in bers wer e been nov popula ion 6 th Belmont noted, have had continued, the City ented at zat Our num they hav k overall place wasDesiree Smi each r’s Face on Mid was es) organi out we s.” She was presthe Chambesocial disdle Sch ners, s. I thin ryone the best an, who e 3 ELL ng ladi O’Leary 2020 ool Prin four year160 (you this year.” several year t day! Eve py to win el Workm DIXIE, Pag day, on , due to . L E. POW Patrickwith the r of cipal Sus Haz page See a grea very hap ed Mr. MICHAE “Over ed to play there were book requirements ballit was be an Red ented By Alan -shorten Cha mbeof the by Editor mond register wain said field that seemed to back on the tancing vastly time awarding pres rryv ille alan@cfm Hodge ael@cfme proudly Citizen and re McS on the ther s, Che The mich ce out enti on ines wea s be standing mer focused their r Bus m, e cold excite-- 12 team g with event 0 Chambe ber of the Comr Award. in fron field.” . Bea up area A littl pen the The long t of the day, alonMayor H.Lager Jeff the 202 and Mem Chamber Yea dam faces of 160 will ’t new sch 202 -aw needed who board, City Man be pro didn on the 1 aite Citizen, rds and Craft’s ool. ages vide awa Hol ly opening of d spring vide . The mar ment of all Satu rday , III, and Year Chairman Petesage. ket will d if a requ girls Far mer the Mt. Photo mes on 0 rd r ning com plus ired 202 prostation Boa ope s Ma by Alan out ing hand-w the Chambe rke t for upcam e 20, for the Hodge tweaks annual . Tackett said r Award is ente ntering customers ashing wit Mrs of the Yea March Rethe mar vendors to help cust h som e will ring before rling s l omers Busines Vickie Spuzen of the during continue to and thei be used by allket. Gloves to Citi went le the t to Mr. Pat-tion. Thethe COVID stay safe tize r tables, and vendors at whi , wen alty rs will rd hand market -19 situathe Mem 8 am, san be ava mat will Year Awaeary, and rd went Satu ilable. istay ope rday, Apr open at clea erials will rick O’Lthe Year Awa s. All be was ned n il ting s thor ber of Calvin Has BusiThe til Novemb 3 and and afte and sanitize oughly mHasting “The was Calvin with the Cha the 226 S. market is loca er.* to Mr. Tackett, By Alan market r market set d before award er a Mr. of d r Mai Said Hod ted ber alan@cfm ge in at cha Mt. Hol n St. in willl rou up. the Yea or eith on presente 0 Mem dow 202 nd up The ness of ed to hon open ly. Look for ntown cro ses to the ber’s nesspers rd. air trel establish or busi in, and the ss con dollar to purMorris Year Awa marks Since lis. Thi large coin Met reduce h-tam businessinvestment , Page 4 its offi Street who is a form s, The inat ion s yea t United tion in niversarthe market’ cial Journal r will ory.ther from efor whose See AWARDS er Mar s 16th s Firs y. be bureau Wall Apostle ch 1965, dedica- Morris s. e no cha rryville’anhis memle, ava There Mileilab has nge at Che The mar sed in t unc n le. will be Belmon s Catholic Queen of several othe also authchief. Exit poin Joa greatom ie and bers meted and ket Church twobles ore or his tsicat Ent Louers wea and soci t has been formem into the lerr and.askss that cusin ing the His r works incl d ry/ g:are ded church to hon follo cus a wastom masks on Rev marketwin Allis notFow ds, and ers-ler, the book, al icon. Nowspiritual markable tory of the udSt.tryandJod y Fow ; thedato but they one and ket kinsman , frien a food pan wereonHeath ia) “A Hom Hai the , a new which Jenwill F Med Renan ry. The Main tt as and buil othe, rGantt; ketder, tory members Gail Kee e details le Gold he Gan le/C ily con m; For rear s of and park da at the Bea marstateEag tinue Mile inessman of fam Bren , Will Kay mar- /The Cathol Queen of the All: His- Lan cas ter, the story Mine CO to ing group of the late lot. Ato by MEP of that ard and children ry Julian; they evo VID pro follow ic Chu 26, a Apostle that beg ille bus S.C . (pho pick NC”, toco March the memory of Cherryv , Sarah, andan, and Ave Crews; Rich ope rch lve , s an ls , s rati whi rday or ara as ild wife Addi Juli not onlyis out that Belmont reopened as in 1827 and on See MARch currentlly Last Satu rch to honthe brainch ler, his and Barb an, cele Chu KET, Pag y was to Mr. Fow Ansley Juli Gardo; Billy present the church’ brates mine in the the largest has “A Hom odist idea sa tt, east gold e 9 Chu e For Gan and Tere A Hom ern pantry’s in addition overall and future, s past, t tt, Lisa rch, Belm All: Hist examin e For All U.S. Present, Jerry Gan Fowler; Bren influen scope of the but the ont NC” ory of Que Catholi ing North begins by food Fowler; Jackson Pete Craft. by Ja Car Jack H. en of the area. ce and imp Catholic c heri t Drew and limited 26, Apo to act in tage goin olina’s stie; and Morris e with other gues March les our Frothe days in is now stles Catholic The Zack Chri rday, to gam rage and “Mi the earl g back availab m of At a Satuof the new d Panmont book’s auth & beve s. le. closer there, Mo y 1800s. n resi pletion or is Bel Foo g of ness Apostle dent and amenitieth the com State of dedicatio munity d a crowd gs openin - stor to home rris moves t his busi the Que tt Com “Wi s par esse ch wba Faster a Two Kinl ishione en of gold y of how Irisand tells the pact with went abou h Gan , Jody addr ds, and chur s , the Cata the as he der. r Jac ille’ try” miners Catawb Resort wilation our com h Jeff Cas frien open Carolina k beloved arrived Catholic as a buil Manager le to allow of family, at Che rryvhod ist North is eager to possible his Casino ate job cre of who in as City Met ory See BOO what Gantt, Nation as quickly economic Lord were unab ed in the mem bersUni ted acceler ion the mem e, Miles ) passion , “The no K, Pag said theyry to be placoriginally ging state Firs t and saidmy heart, and e4 as N, casibegin brinjobs to the pant great uncl rked (his , bef y for reg rch, the TAI for “spa ler, Park on to Chie Jod MO UN Nation he said truction.” inally ap- Heritage by Mr. Fow City’s Chu this idea to put it off still fits and Catawba ssman unique ’re laid KIN GS Catawba it will bene region,” said . “We re Busine I had her, I for cons ler had orig ille City requested es with the ates though on or anot it.” – The Fow the Cherryv week of the and Har ris Del awathe Fowler cre back to e of issu iers. with to N.C. d last carr back Mr. caus ved Bill with and they one reas ing back MU ing nt on give rance proached a while com announcek the open gs Cahis beloLC d them an exe6 wor kingour consultags Casino way to the late con- insu it was issue keptFowler said TRY, Pag H • ST Council to honor “We aske nity fast-trac Two Kinin Kings to us North, by the ONES Two Kinwell as our- commu See PAN the idea memory ement of a explained liabilityntly by Cata wba ort projecting a “preELL Catawbaproject, as high , •S t Gam rece SOIL Gantt’s n and plac L E. POW ry box sino Res n by open summer by tremely he said Resort er, Sky boa HAE en pant ctio this ntai ler MIC | La happ food stru Fow Mou for us,” fo facility hines. dev elopmake that are calling by r nierM munity ch Mr. few ne. Edito launch” slot mac facility, - comidea whi seen in a ities pho ing, to what we lity this ateria michael@ an with 500 pre-launch structed ve, busi had mun lSale opening-launch’ faci con Jody said he ille nati The and com ular of will be d mod an a ‘pre .” Cherryvand builder e up other towns phase which prefabricate | 70 RQ man summerintroductory planned ntly com or provide H\H 4-827 using es, will for patrons An is still tional ness ler has receway to hon RU GU\ \ VWDUWLQJ VR casino Fow unique addi -7055 HQWV I structur ortunity the full feature an s. It will opp UHDWP DUFK VWXG with a initial and will machine , Page 4 HVH QHZ W VDWHG slot R ILQG \H GURS U PSHQ 1,300 See CASINO EH FR UNLQJ W DO H

rch 31,



R \R

e 13 • Issu

neers untai KM Mo elby Lions Sh e Thursday, beat Her iew 1B Forestv See page

e Sunris Easter e planned servic

ntain Minbe s Mou The King ociation will rise Ass er Sun isterial in an East Sunday, leading on Easter at MounService at 7:00 a.m. . 4 rch. April Cemetery be held tist Chu protain Rest service will e cross e Bap be The e whit n Eas tsid music will the larg . Wesleya nd arou em- Special East Gold by cemetery t of incl in the will vided ateven ted to In the , the service Bap- Church. e is invi be apther side Everyon ice will ent wea ed to East k Road, serv . be mov rch, 308 Yorthe event tend. The 30 minutes e the brat re- proximately tist Chu ntain. If Mou everyone is Lord and cele Kings Come n of our e, k. insid mas a ctio is held to wear rise mesby Resurre quested Easter Sun d s! The delivere from Jesu be will Caulder sage Ron Pastor






sday, Ma

Wedne e 133


onors ntry h ntt od Pa a nity Fo te Miles G u m SPRE m la Co ry of AD N memo H RW DORQ




m • 70


New bo Quee ok celebra n te Catho of Apostle s s lic Ch urch

ion to ba Nat Cataw ck casino ith fast-tra opening w h’ er m m -launc su lot ‘pre 500-s at KM site y facilit



contrac Progres everyontors and arch s con made tinu itects ite e on and Bel mo the bea es to be the job should be utif that proud pr under nt Mid dle ul new of Belmon has been do constru done.” Point ction Sch ool pal Susan t Middle Rd. on Sou principr th thrilled withRedmond Gro March und was brok the proj is also “I get excited ect. and desp2019 for theen in late I step every inside lated hiccite a few wea project she time ti the said . Tho a steady ups has con ther re- showpl . “It is building,” ’s C.V tinued pace eve ace not an amazin ard Park zing Sch at Now just Ball r ools since. for e at ball! done. , the job commun but for the Gasto ton e soft the fenc ELL is nea Belmon ity d up at y for som E. POW rly Gas t Morgen as well.” all line y’re read HAEL andd proton Schools es are by MIC . The Hou ecu fo r ng ladi under way Edito r of Nault ject man employee servtive director chard is exted you ager had this michael@ Cha mbeof the These exci ning day gets Paul He ices for Gas for auxiliar the exq to ille iness rryv ille ie Softball ope quis y uisiite ton is plea the te edif say about Che rryv An- Che merce Bus ner Vick cati sed with Schools. project win ice to ce than kedrs foron. 202 1 rling The of Commer March Comr Award Vickie Spu eduhas how the “It McB ridey sponso e and Yea r “It has progressed. , of man sibling,” is a gorgeo Chambe ting, heldbit differSpurling he said derfully come alon group it all pos winners Mee us buil ea l aid. else lty. nual quit plea top ing . y tbal ,” ng d“It has g Rea ed he sure h. ls Sof and makounced the tion’s cand been a is very exc said. “Ev wonwor 11, look has everythi a, as the orkking ing with ann eryone eric s CasDix ie Girryl Word ited organiza ent, as y in Am c continie Girl See BEL .” iel Mct Che the for the Skyla 1 Dix done latel 9 pandemiapart. MONT Presidenesident Danthe girls fundraiser. e winner, $30 0 the 202 MIDDLE a ent s day of season. ase from us all COVID-1 Vice-Pr VP, said First plac ived 3 year card; keeps e-Presid the Page 6 , Softballmedia rele from ues to mber Vic old rece ge gift ly Bride, in age from said help &7 A Cha , Arn Wolf Lod ner, Emi ed Swa in, of the ally of 19. Tackett s girls

ually held virt Event amber’s The Ch page ok Facebo

nsuran hordi 4-9422

il 1, 202


HIR Stunn ING Schoo ing new Be l near lmont ly rea dy fo Middle r stud ents



to prov

lity. Pho

ch faci

g of the



o Casin unch summer la e r P g this openin Artist


oves appr



III ga

d in ool Roa d on Sch n, Clevelante off Dix ntai rsta e that Kings Mou near Intes west is structur anent of the full County, t 35 mile l $273 part be a perm is ex- 85 and aboue. The tota ect r to will become truction rt proj . rlott cons is eage a year of Cha casino reso te 2,600 Nation as quickly casino. Its take about to have ion crea buildto mill to e ging Catawba casino ed pect makes sens launch is expectedjobs at full conn brin ion open the to begi and jobs “It a Nat s of ry pre- will anent fits Cat awb ay it will as possible Ca- the tempora , and it ng permand thousandthe region. bene c on,” The start e of duri in ate ced Frid ning economi and regi said. lity to - out ction jobs will prov announ ck the ope gs Ca- to the state f Bill Harris Dela- faci inue to operof the intro susstru project Kin “This -lasting andne for fast-tra wba Two in Kings tawba Chie king with ultant contconstruction and possibly long the phase ses, ” saidt to be a economic engi eland the Cata ort project a “pre- “We’re wor our cons Kings ductory ing th, pha ble t iden of Clev sino Res n by open summer ware Nor wba Two as equ ent ry, pres ing taina residents excited abou ect, nntai this subs Cata sber Mou s Mou ” said facility hines. ort proj Skyth’s gam e the nty, we are n Han on the of King a free timeline mislaunch” slot mac facility, Casino Res developer, that Bria ware Nor s us a plac Cou dited The City offering trash, 500 ch our make we of Dela . “It give g staff and the expe County Coms. as laun cted with be to stru pred t well for ness ing, chin con of The tain will service ing wha fa- busiteach incominpeople in the Clevelan ny Hut Page 5A s to be week boat Gam will becated modular by open -launch’ to ous to sioner JohnCASINO, pick-up litter the picked which odates r building abri ide an happen and See g pref will prov ng a ‘pre .” accommwho are anxi mer.” s to be front home or othe junk, mer for pa- are calli if you usin sum e of the es, . on 5-9. Item April t be placed in during collected note that items structur opportunity limited cility this sum ory phas ned regi gaming this casino site cre al with other introductis still plan al start Please unapproved e per the curbt of this initi 17-a up mus An to gam fee e and The to casino addition yard nextk. The intenlitter and do plac curb, a $20 required trons & beverage the full feature an s. It will ion will hine this weeis to remove mulated on the load will be the City food amenities. complet the and 0 slot mac t k r to accu project 1,30 erties. truc paid prio items. The gues “With the with that has be e junk exterior of prop compact lina, the to take truck to g thes fee per items removin es everyone service of our North Caro on the al $20 e free e of urag The normcollecting thes ng this enco ntage of this cleaning up Stat adva you part in load for waived duri do will be rma tion ude and t a plan not inclmat- the city. mor e infoSanitation week. , doe s ked in I would For the iture wor 0735 I act This ic furn 734cont him. If second-shift,he goe s electron such as please ent at 704- ent Der items batteries, I artm rcem on the cans con. e afte morning, rt tresses, nt, or paint of liqui- DepCodes Enfo 734-4561 get hom tta Coza or . In the time with for t at 704By Lore equipmeany amount not bring to bed only have him off open partmen ers is Rithipld ped the tI taining t. Please do inside Bin RaidSrimaha Hale, wou until I drop not wha fied pain s from . him by That is . item businesswho goes wife Jee at school. said these op- want.,” Halethe idea of opengs hong, with his Kin Aricka, along Hale got t store in in sister ers, a fam that ing a discoun le shopping and his Raid s comBin whi r ines n erate ed bus 23. The Mountai es in othe Kings ily- own on January that cus- similar storHowever, this opened so popular for the munities. did not have obn just as shop is wait in lineday. Mountai store. ‘I things, tha Thom ers each did hases type of By Tabi they to tom e to open Sen iorpurc s how ed items ande es ers die bag et stor Patr ick an Eas served mor and pass y goo Bin Raid g Stre ing they pric ght out The y, r cusin lots is host Thursda how man909 E. Kin 28086 ntory on to thei in- how n they brou n, I went onter inve ru 12 NC le are. Cen n, the to ngs whe The e-Th r peop 10 am to prep Mountai the savi Much of Amazon inventory. ter Driv d othe same 1 from are asked up Kings 734-0447. tomers. items are ck. Most line and foundoing the how ) April iors sign (704 e d to ventory or oversto original who wer they shared r, I ws pm. Sen call ahea er kno returns are in the imes we thing and doing it. Late onplease senior cent met were items bubbuy lots so, the g. “So pped in know theyned how to e together packagin ’t lear item wra all cam Raiders.Cozart get an p and we donhad cus- line and it il fort of Bin tta Apr ning, Post ble wra inside. I’ve nes and from there.” got his plan to in fron to by Lore out Arika he n Pho rday mor , and what is find cell pho way,” Once reached coach fast Satu Otis D. Gree et. that Hale ers er , Lee, Jess Stre tom the Hale, Gold ted malized er, his socc school, watches 3, at rt on East rans are invifirst Fitbit he de- Dan Pott from high ing . home tta Coza All vete kfast the th. Hale saidn asked why e, Hale and friend to help gett 5A By Lore n Whe a stor him , Page free breaevery mon d asking to this to open out hesitatio RAIDERS lants: of Americant to atten cided with See BIN Pos tal Imp his son, Saturday welcome n which ered to ion Den are for teeth. Leg own s of donatio kfasts. answhe pointed the store its Vetmight slip. Others small 155 has Breakbenefit look and feel like your that your dentures re brea on as . “I started for a ts a few fund futukfast will be Lee t the worry lf. eran’s Just helps Dental implan to speak withou brea 11 am. you about yourse e. arance. The nextfrom 9 am to d appe Dental implants allow and feel better can last a lifetim ts again May 1 care, Improve

od borho Neigh Clean Up Spring

pens on

ers o Bin Raid



Center ay Senior sd Patrick ive-thru Thur Dr Easter



on Ve an Legi Americast Saturday breakf

in unta s Mo King e In Her cally ch. r • Lo Smile spee prope em. ts le and with • Improved d self-este very durab plan • Improve Implants are ble. 61 • Dura 39-44 tal Im 704-7 Den Care us at For call ental tic Dentistry

D Baker

Cosme ative & Restor t, Suite tative, Preven g Stree


lan l Imp ent nta tm ut Deappoin t re abo t mo your nex d ou le To fin schedu and


st Kin 703 Ea untain, NC com Mo talCare. Kings akerDen www.B



828-248-1408 157 West Main St. Forest City, NC 28043 **Greenville/Asheville DMA

Email: Email:

704-484-1047 503 North Lafayette St. Shelby, NC 28150 *Charlotte DMA




704-484-1047 Fax: 704-484-1067

ue 13


*Charlotte DMA

“Creating Business For People”

Go 700 E. ay, Apr

87 • Iss

• Belmo

" ,I V





21 31, 20

s award 1 2020 2 Three COC’s 20 at given meeting al u Ann

- Pet INS ercial NC - CommMountain, gs - Auto Home ld St. • Kin cecom

ner Ne




©Comm unity

• Ruthe

Thr Article Pleasaee mem Provide bers white-c nt Hill Com d By: Jean of Gordon clubhoulothed tabl munity the Piedmo se rece es insi Club sat ntdays club at de d and of the awa ntly reminis an unli long sou house for how rd-w p, cor potato of the the club inning cing abo ghted nbr sou efforts commun house ccommunityut the icinMcMahan ead and homp, vegetab was mad g, Coc le buildingin saving ity. They w the cenclub a Col e vanilla emade des beef Clu disc d and comthe mor a ter As e tha broughb member cake and pound cak ser ts. than ussed e with s apple were the ladies munity club 60-yea the t hot dog Steve and rumblin cak quie On r-old . building gs up tly talked on site Saturday s and chili Lois Dim e. . on the insi sdale by Che morning on Frid The roof of de, there ay. Soc , Dor ryl off shin Women the 195 were ial distanc Austin, club is was obs 7 flat roo gles and Roofers wer ing and presidejoined Doris erved at busy nt. of 201 f. The pro preparing e b mas all commun is a time k wea ject was to re chapter s. reco taking par t of 9 with a com ring ity the roo mitmentbegun in ver the mid-1950s club that member But f in to com the fall member . She look was form of roofing COVID-19 2020. plete ed in the Prio s can com s forw flat known came to changed memberr to buil e back ard to the the eve Women a halt together day ding Fina for therything and couple s met Roo . 11-13, lly during fers. of yea at ano the na nationa the lly wheNancy join rs, she ther locaclubhouse, the roo led by said. tion for Bossmaweekend ed fing n she yard of Mar pro n a rememb was the club with ch about ready cleaned upject was Billy Hone her par eycutt, with otheers the com fi for ve and and hop the nex memberpleted ed, the nearby r childrefun time years old ents t imp s mee future. efully a s n rural and covere rovemen are now communof the com ting ther “Up unti t pro Followi d dish Alth e mee munity ng the dinner jjects dinn tings l COVID ities. completough thre and and leadersh in the we had ers pot Friday e the job,e days wer ip As qua As about onc luck or Women of Bossma used afternoon. the rooferse schedu e a qua covere rterly Doris the mon club the age led for a Roofers n Billy final clea few minSaturday were finish to are , leaking or the roof rter,’ Nan d dish a memsaid she ey was on the (Honeycutt became as of cy said pha caught con bein ed ber or finish morning e job. Clu n-up. ), far rmacist of Wo tacted Lau g raised, Club the clubhou a problem up with . was ing task wa left, Keever,b member men ra Hod se. s and dinners members in sev the Rutherford at the Med Roofers ge, building and the roo 90, and s Nancy Koo eral help began ton, and icin mon Hon and from fers Mae hav that was ey to They ing yardhosting at the the groinquiring e Box in nea a and eycutt taug McM ne, 70, rep time “We about new the job rby ht for thehelped pre clubhouse ahan, 76,Doris thro buckets air the roo sale spaghe the Wo had hea up. possibl pare deli was donthe roofersto the gro rd abo f. Eve s to raistti each met ughout men wer and Fridroofers and e som“At some e n dur up. mor Roo ut e Hod cious what time e in two ay eve ethi aro lunch ning. a “I raised the buildingplaced stra ing that Billy ge said fers,” Dor the good leak,” ng to the they will days. to do abo wor ryone und noo mea proud she imm is exp Hon to tegi he said flat roo lained. k of gathere n Thursdals Doris ut $600 onecatch the cally Nell Bov eycutt hav edia “We As the . and he spo f...We e to add tely d insi end time by water. stopped de they the roo used the ke up. myself,” agr“They (cluer began the and fellocontacted from mem roofers f don the b) rais bers of worked eed to e,” shemoney we discuss w roofer for the , ed do raised said. ions. Yea The 202annual hopefully there was to get wer rs ago the work,” the funds Christm getting talk Hon COVID 0 event and e whe was canas dinner together . roofedorganized, n the Woeycutt said we The the wom in . celed men Clubho the Mt. becaus2021. en and Roofers health gatherings of money use after Ver e of Hon “Doris the County,will all dep for sup the comnon Com eycutt “At always end childre Sta plie munity mun n,” Mae group that time s. brough te and Nat on the raised ity par ties. ion. t gifts the said probab came to we had just of pas for all Mae help ly kne time than McMaha the t Chr w mor us,” Nel begun and of istmas n rem a andthe commun If ther we did” e about l said. embers roofing e is a Bovender roofing at“They Frid it was a ity club also being “ha ay that raised, project request for said almost nights. Theng-out” spo as a teena par t a com Bovend the gro and the there the leng re was t for teen ager mun mon er said up will wer a shu th of s on The consideey can ity . ffle boa the club “It was e other gam groups re have bee r the be rd a hou es. fun The se and job, time,” materia will not n times whe never re was Club music,Mae said. allo for the ls but hav only rais n commun member Nancy wed. but e e wor ity also the mon dancing k. The s (left acro rem Wo ey paid to righ homes. men Roo money the roo for to ss the are embers was t) Nan play the fers coff went chil a gath fers cy Koo Hon Piedmo ering at dren from ers to back into “The ne, Dor caught eycutt said nt-Pleas the club roof othe clubhou all commun is Ke Keever hou ant the gro se project up with r and Mae It was ity,” Nancy was the Hill childrese up nev s. its long heart McMaha n. “There list of er gets wedding the setting said. of the is alw n. and ann for com The roofing ays But whe munity feature Piedmont-P a need,” - Piedmo n the iversary rece s a flat par ties he leas ptio fellowsh nt and two com , roof on ant Hill said. £ £ munity ns. the bac Clubho there. ip halls, Pleasant chu ¦ ¡ use rche k side Hill more of the events - both buils t were with Us!0 held Shop -5:0

ျ ¤ ¦ ¤ ¤ ¢ ¦ £ ­ £ ¡ ¤ ျ ¤ £ £

• Over 25,0


The Ban

ws / ban


ly Read ers Me Piedmmbers co mmit o n t -P Wom leasa ted to “ en Roo nt Hil fers le nd ha l Comsaving” the nd up top munit y Clu ub

͘ ƌŽƚŚĞƌƐͿ ů ǁŝů ƚĂƚůĞƌ Ě ƐĞƌŝĞƐ Ɛ ;dŚĞ ^ ĨĂƚŚĞƌ KŶ ƚŚĞ ZŽĂ ĨŽůůŽǁĞĚ ďLJ ƚŚĞ ĨĂŵŽƵƐ ŝƐĞ͕ Ϭ͕ ŽĨ ƚŚĞŝƌ ŝů Ϯϰ͕ ϮϬϮϭ͕ dŚĞ ŝŐ EŽ ƚ ŽŶ Ɖƌŝů ϯ KŶ Ɖƌ ŶŶĂ :ƵĚĚ Θ sŝŶĐĞŶ LJŶŽ ĂŝůĞLJ Θ ŚŽƐƚ ů ŚŽƐƚ t ƐƐ ĚƵŽ Ğ ƚŽ ĞŐƌĂ Ž ďĞ Ăďů ĂƌĞ ŐƌĂƚĞĨƵ Ͳ ƚŚĞ ďůƵ ƌLJ ŶŽƚ ƚ ǁĞ ĨŝŶĞ ƉĞƌ LJ͘ ŝŶ ƚĂŬͲ ĂƌĞ ƐŽƌ ǁŶ ĨĂĐŝůŝƚLJ͕ ϮϬϮϭ͘ ĞƐĞ ĂŐĂ ǁĞ ƚ ƚŚ ͞tŚŝůĞ ĞƌƚƐ ŝŶ ŽƵƌ Ž ŝƐ ŽŶĐĞ ĐŽŶͲ Ɛ >ŽǁĞƌ ƉƌĞƐĞŶ Ğ ; 'dͿ Ğ ƵƉĐŽŵŝŶŐ ŽŶĐ ĂďůĞ ƚŽ ŝĞŶĐĞƐ͕͟ ƐĂLJ ƚŽ ŽƵŶƚLJ ƚŚĞƐĞ Đ ǁŝůů Ɛƚŝůů ďĞ Ŷ dŚĞĂƚƌ ŚƌĞ ĂƚĞĚ ĂƵĚ ĐŽƌĚŝŶŐ ƐŝĚĞ ŽĨ ŽĨ ĞǀĞůĂŶĚ Ŷ 'ŝďƐŽ ƚŚĞ ƌŽĂĚ͘ d ŽƵƚ ƚŚĂƚ ǁĞ ƚŽ ŽƵƌ ĚĞĚŝĐ ŝŶ ƐƚLJůĞ͕ ĂĐ ƚ ƚŚĞ ů ĞůďLJͿ ŝŶƐƚĞĂĚ dŚĞ Ž ůĞ ƚŽ Ɛŝƚ ŝǀĞͲ ŚŽǁƐ ŽŶ ƚŽ ďĞ ŚĞůĚ Ă ĨŽƌŵĞƌƐ Ɛ ĂƌĞ Ěƌ Ɛ ǁŝůů ďĞ Ăď ůĂŶŬĞƚƐ͘ Ŷ ^ƚ͕͘ ^Ś ŝŶŐ ŝƚƐ Ɛ Ĩ ŽŶ Ğ ŐŽŝŶŐ ͘ DĂƌŝŽ ͘ ůů ƐŚŽǁ ŶĐĞƌƚ ŐŽĞƌ Žƌ ŽŶ ď ǁŶ ĐŚĂŝƌƐ ŝ ϳϱϭ Ăƚ ƚŚĞ ĐĞƌƚƐ Ăƌ Ž ŝƌ Ž Ŷ ĐŚĂŝƌƐ ƵŶĚƐ ;ϭ ƐĞĂƚ ǀĞŶƵĞ ĨƵůů ƐĞĂƚŝŶŐ ĞǀĞƌĂů ŽǁĞƌLJ͘ >ŽǁĞƌLJ͘ ŚŝĐůĞ ŝŶ ůĂǁ ůĚ ďƌŝŶŐ ƚŚĞ ϬϬͲ &ĂŝƌŐƌŽ Ɛƚ Ɛ ŽƐƚ ͕͟ ƐĂLJƐ > ĐŽŶŝĐ ϰ ĐĂŶ͛ƚ Ś ŐŽŝŶŐ ƚŽ ŚŽ ŽƵŶƚLJ ƚŚĞŝƌ ǀĞ ŝƉĂŶƚƐ ƐŚŽƵ ĚĞ ƚŚĞŝƌ ĐĂƌ ŐƌŽƵƉƐ ƐŝƚƚŝŶŐ ƵƉ͘͟ Ăƚ ƚŚĞ ŝ Žǁ ǁĞ ĂƌĞ ͞WĂƌƚŝĐ ůĞǀĞůĂŶĚ ƚŽƌ ^ƚĂŶ ͞ Ɛ ŽĨ Ŷ ĂƚƌĞ͕ ƐŽ ǁĞ Ɛŝƚ ŽƵƚƐŝ Ğ ďĞ ŶŽ ďŝŐ Ğ ĨĂŵŝůLJ ŐƌŽ Ě ŚĞ ƚŽ Ăƚ ƚ ŝƌĞĐ ĂŶƚ ŚĞƌ ŽƵŶ Ě dŚĞ ƐĂŵ ƚŚĞLJ ǁ Ž ĂƐŬ ƚŚĂƚ ƚ 'ŝďƐŽŶ ƐƚLJůĞ ĐŽŶĐĞƌƚƐ džĞĐƵƚŝǀĞ ͚KŶ dŚĞ ZŽĂ ƌĞ ŝŶ ƚŚĞ Ŷ͕ ďƵƚ ƚŚĞ Ɛ ĚĞĞƐ ͞tĞ ĂůƐ ŶůĞƐƐ ƚŚĞLJ Ă ŝŶ ƉĞƌƐŽ ĚŝŽ ŝĨ ĂƚƚĞŶ ĚƌŝǀĞͲŝŶ Ɛ͕͟ ƐĂLJƐ 'd ƚŚĞ ƐĞƌŝĞƐ Ğƌ Ƶ ƵŶĚ ůůŝŶŐ ůŝǀĞ ĂŶĚ Ğ ĐĂƌ ƌĂ ƚŽŐĞƚŚ ƌLJ ŚŽ &ĂŝƌŐƌŽ ͞tĞ ĂƌĞ ĐĂ ǁŝůů ďĞ Ŷ ƚŚ ŝĂŶ ,ĞŶ Ě ďLJ ƌ ŵŽƌĞ ƌƚŝƐƚƐ ƐŝŵƵůĐĂƐƚ Ž ŝĐůĞ͘ Ŷ͛͘͟ ŵĞĚ ͘ &Ž >ŽǁĞƌLJ͘ Ɖ͘ŵ ǀĞŚ Ž ďĞ ŽŶ 'ŝďƐŽ ǁŝůů ƐƚĂƌ ĐŽ ůů ďĞ ĨŽůůŽǁĞŽƐŝƵŵ Ŷ ƚŚĞŝƌ ǁŝůů ĂůƐ ĞŐŝŶ Ăƚ ϴ Ăƚ tŝƚŚ LJŵƉ ƚ ƐŚŽǁ ǀĞŶƚ ǁŝ ƚŽ Ɛŝƚ ŝ ŶĐĞƐ ǁŝůů ď Ɛƚ ĨŝĐĞ ƐŝƚĞ dŚĞ ĨŝƌƐ ϬϮϭ͘ dŚŝƐ Ğ ŶŐǁƌŝƚĞƌƐ ^ ĂƚƵƌŝŶŐ ŐƵĞ ĐŚŽŽƐĞ Ğ ďŽdž ŽĨ ƌŵĂ 'd ǁĞď ƌ ^Ž ϵ͕ Ϯ ŶĚ ϭ͕ ĨĞ ůů ƉĞƌĨŽ ͕ ǀŝƐŝƚ ƚŚĞ ŵ͕ Žƌ ĐĂůů ƚŚ ŽŶ Ɖƌŝů ŝďƐŽŶ ^ŝŶŐĞ ϭϲͲϭϳ͕ ϮϬϮ ŝĚĂLJ ŶŝŐŚƚ Ă ƌ͘ĐŽ ƚŝŽŶ ŝŽŶ Ŷ ' ŝŶĨŽƌŵĂ ŝďƐŽŶƚŚĞĂƚĞ ŽŶ Ɖƌŝů ƌĐŚŝůĚ ŽŶ &ƌ Ɛ ŽŵƉĞƚŝƚ ͘ ƚŚĞ Ž ŽŶŐ &Ăŝ ŝƚĞƌ ŶŝŶŐ ǁǁǁ͘Ě tŝůƐŽŶ ƵĂů ^ŽŶŐǁƌ Ͳϴϭϭϰ͘ ĂŶĚ ĞǀĞ Ő ϬϰͲϰϴϳ ŽŽŶ ĂƐŝŶ ĂŶŶ Ăƚ ϳ ƚĞƌŶ ƚŚĞ Ğ ƐŚŽǁĐ ƐĞ ƌĚĂLJ ĂĨ ŽŶ ^ĂƚƵ ƌĐŚŝůĚ ǁŝůů ď ŽŵĞ ŽĨ ƚŚŽ &Ăŝ ŶĚ Ɛ tŝůƐŽŶ ƚŚĞŝƌ ŚŝƚƐ Ă ƐŽŵĞ ŽĨ


April 1,

ty’ s


5008 road 299 Railile: 828-429-


R +HQU\ &K

IT FRE’S E! Year


LY TS SUPP E • PAR • SERVIC R & FARM -288-0395 828 SALES TO ton • TRAC ., Rutherfordpshehan@gma N.C. • mf1d Ave


Don Gib

go ‘on t

Our 29 th


Sele ctio Grea t



13 • Apr


aser vic

er ts to son conc com yinfo. 47 shelb 84-10 704-4


il 1, 202

e No.

r • Issu

Yea Our 38th

he road’ om

ce Our Of¿ Will BeOn ClosedApril 2 Friday,









704-825-0580 128-C North Main St. Belmont, NC 28012 *Charlotte DMA


704-484-1047 503 North Lafayette St. Shelby, NC 28150 *Charlotte DMA

GOOD NEWS for GREAT PEOPLE Equals HUGE RESULTS! Reach over 75,000 readers weekly when you promote your business in our 5 community newspapers!

*Charlotte DMA **Greenville/Asheville DMA

Issuu converts static files into: digital portfolios, online yearbooks, online catalogs, digital photo albums and more. Sign up and create your flipbook.