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November election

7 candidates file Monday on first day of filing GORDON AND AMELIA BLALOCK Photo contributed

Love is key to wedded bliss ELIZABETH STEWART

The Valentine love bug bit Gordon and Amelia Blalock in the 7th grade. He autographed her picture: “When you get married and have twins don’t bother me for safety pins.” The childhood sweethearts married on Dec. 22, 1961. The bride was 18 and the bridegroom was 19. Daughter Kem was followed by twin brothers, Kent and Keith Blalock. Every Valentine’s Day since and during their 56 years of married life, the Blalocks count their blessings for their three children, six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren with a 12th baby expected soon and for their scores of friends including their church family at Love Valley Baptist Church where the young children affectionately call them MawMaw and Paw-Paw. In this day and time wedded bliss often incurs challenges along the way. The

Blalocks are examples of how couples can live together in a give and take situation and happily. “We have always been too busy for problems,’’ said Mrs. Blalock, the former Amelia Stroupe of Gastonia, daughter of Dot Stroupe, who recently celebrated her 95th birthday, and the late pro baseball player Wink Stroupe. “And we’ve been Christians all our lives and our children and grandchildren serve the Lord,’’ said Mr. Blalock who said he was saved 48 years ago and his family is rooted in the church and missions. The grandchildren are Brittany Lindsay, Lindsay Perry, McKenzie Ballinger, Zack, Riley and Kylie Blalock. The great-grandchildren are Ethan, Micah, Faith and Charity Lindsay, Reese, Rhett, Ragan and Rowen Perry and Malachi, Emily and Katie Ballinger. Son Keith and his wife, Tracy, parents of the Blalock’s six grandchildren, See LOVE, Page 7A

City gets high marks in annual audit Auditors gave the City of Kings Mountain an unmodified opinion after the annual audit by Martin Starnes and Associates, and Jill Vang, auditor- incharge, stated at the recent city council meeting that the ‘’City staff has been very cooperative.’’ Chris Costner, Finance Director, presented a power point presentation of highlights of the annual audit for FY 16-17 ending June 30, 2017. He presented key financial results from the audit among them being the fund balance as it pertains to the General Fund as well as highlights concerning the City's enterprise (utility) funds.

Mr. Costner was very pleased to report that not only did the City receive a ‘’great audit but there were no findings or audit adjustments required as a result of the audit. ‘’ City Manager Marilyn Sellers praised the Finance Director and staff for their expertise and dedication. " I am very proud of the direction the City is headed and by being proactive we have placed the City in a great position for future growth," she said. ‘’ I am very pleased with staff maintaining adequate fund balance for the protection of our citizens" stated Mayor Scott Neisler. The city has received clean audits for a number of years but ‘unmodified” means an even higher mark for the city.

Seven candidates on the first day of filing for the Nov. 2018 election threw their hats in the ring for various offices. Sheriff Alan Norman, who filed for a third term, was greeted by 150 supporters who watched him sign in at the Cleveland County Board of Elections Monday. “There are no words

to say how I feel. I love being Sheriff and serving the people,’’ he said. Kings Mountain’s Tim Moore, Speaker of the N.C. House of Representatives, filed for the seat he had held in District 111 for 10 years. Three members of the Cleveland County Board of Commissioners filed. Eddie Holbrook, who

filed for a third term and is currently chairman of the board, and Doug Bridges and Ronnie Whetstine, both of whom were appointed to fill the unexpired terms of the late Ronnie Hawkins and Jason Falls, who stepped down to serve as interim county manager. Mitzi McGraw Johnson filed for another term as

Clerk of Superior Court and former Shelby Mayor Ted Alexander filed for the new Senate District 44 seat to represent all of Cleveland County, along with Lincoln County and a portion of Gaston County. Senator David Curtis, of Lincolnton, is also seeking the District 44 seat. Filing ends at noon on Feb. 28.

2 weekends at the Joy

Earhart show opens Feb. 23 by KMLT Eddie and Mona Hinson have been honored as Cleveland County YMCA Family of the Year. Photo submitted by KM YMCA

Hinsons are YMCA Family of the Year Eddie and Mona Hinson are the Cleveland County YMCA Family of the Year. The Kings Mountain couple, who have been active for 16 years at Kings Mountain Family YMCA, received the award at the Cleveland County YMCA’s annual banquet recently at the Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Shelby. At the local Y they take every group exercise class, volunteer in numerous Y events, participate in the annual Jingle Bell Rockin’ Run and give every year to the Y’s ‘We Build People Campaign.” Both retired, Eddie started exercise classes with his wife before he retired from a chemical plant in Charlotte and before that they were both active in the Kings Mountain Community Center, now the home of the Kings Mountain Family YMCA. The Hinsons have two daughters. Amanda and husband, Morris Maines, of Concord and Susan and husband, Kevin Randall, of Kings Mountain. Their pride and joy are the two grandsons, Preston and Logan Maines. The Hinsons are active in Bethlehem Baptist Church.

You may laugh and you may cry but Women’s History Month is the perfect time for “Amelia Earhart, Flights of Fancy,’’ the upcoming Kings Mountain Little Theatre drama about a great American icon for women everywhere. With nine days remaining for rehearsals until the show opens Feb. 23 for two weekends of performances Director Jim Chandler is busy directing a large cast of local actors and actresses at Joy Theatre. Play dates are Friday and Saturday, Feb. 23 and 24 and March 2 and March 3 at 7:30 p.m. and a matinee on Sunday, Feb. 25 at 3 p.m. Libby Hawkins is sponsoring the show in memory of her husband, Ronnie See EARHART, Page 7A

Joyce Orlando of Shelby as Amelia Earhart and Erica Carpenter of Kings Mountain right, as Elinor Smith in the upcoming performance of “Amelia Earhart, Flights of Fancy” which opens by Kings Mountain Little Theatre at the Joy on Friday Feb. 23. Photo provided by KMLT

Big send-off and farewell for National Guard Saturday A big send off and farewell ceremony will honor the North Carolina Army National Guard’s 878th Engineering Company deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve on Saturday, Feb. 17, at 1 p.m. at B. N. Barnes Auditorium on the campus of Kings Mountain High School. The public is invited. Gregory A. Lusk, Major General, NCARNG and Adjutant General, said attendance at this ceremony would be a visible sign of support, not only for the Unit, but for all members of the North See FAREWELL, Page 7A

NC Army National Guard’s 878th Engineering Company being deployed to Iraq. File photo

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KINGS MOUNTAIN – Freida Cobb Baity, 67, of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away on February 7, 2018 at Testa Family Hospice Kings Mountain, NC. Born in Cleveland County, she was daughter of the late Charlie Cobb and Eula Mae Oliver. Cobb and was also preceded in death by her brothers Mike, Mitchell, Buddy Cobb and her sister Helen Sisk. She worked in the restaurant industry and graduated from Kings Mountain High School. Freida loved to laugh. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Surviving are her sons Travis Watterson and wife Shannon of Gastonia; Shane Belt and wife Pam of Bessemer City and Joe Belt of Louisiana; brother Douglas Cobb of Wateree, SC and six grandchildren. A gathering took place at Harris Funeral Home in Kings Mountain Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 from 3-5 p.m. In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Testa Hospice House at 321Kings Mountain Blvd., Kings Mountain, NC 28086. A guest register is available at www.HarrisFunerals. com Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain, NC, was in charge of arrangements.

Shirley Alice Williams

Former Symphony soloist KINGS MOUNTAIN - Shirley Alice Williams of Kings Mountain passed away January 17, 2018 at the age of 82. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Charles O. Williams; her son, Charles H. Williams; and her daughter, Wanda Carrigan, all of Kings Mountain. Shirley began her 22year career with the Federal Food Stamp Pilot Program on October, 1962, when she helped to open the first federal food stamp office in Rocky Mount, NC. She continued her career in Cincinnati, Ohio and Atlanta, GA. She was also a previous soloist with the Columbian Hawaiian Symphony and attended Columbia and Palmer Business Colleges. She received her associates degree from Georgia Perimeter College in Decatur, GA. A private service will be held for the family. She will be forever missed and always in our hearts. Carothers Funeral Home at Gaston Memorial Park is honored to serve the Williams family.

Ray Hunter Guin USAF veteran

KINGS MOUNTAIN - Ray Hunter Guin, 84, of Bessemer City, NC, passed away on February 4, 2018 at Regency Hospital, Greenville, SC. Born in Cleveland County, NC, he was the son of the late Isaac Hunter Guin and Mary Etta Smith Guin. He was also preceded in death by his wife Esther JoAnn Guin; his brothers, Roger Drake Guin, Sr. and Daniel Sidney Guin and sisters, Nell Emo Guin Leonhardt and Marie C. Morgan. Mr. Guin was retired from the US Air Force with 20 years of service and retired from FMC - Lithium Corp, after 30 years of service as a chemical processor. He is survived by his sons, Tom L. Guin, Bessemer City, NC; Jeffrey Scott Guin, Bessemer City, NC; daughters, Tammy Sue Fair, Woodstock, GA and Deanna Michelle Guin, Bessemer City; sister Katheline Linda Daves, Bushnell, FL; brother, Robert Lee Guin Sr.; three grandchildren: Kyle Hunter Fair, Patrick Thomas Fair and Kimberly JoAnn Guin; two great-grandchildren Kara Hammond and Kamryn Hammond; sister-in-law Velma Guin, Bessemer City, and brother-in-law, Rev. Clifton E. ‘’Pete” Morgan Jr, Kings Mountain; sister-in-law, Ethel Moore, Topeka, Kansas; Anne Ramsey, special daughter; Samantha Lane, special granddaughter; and Cayla Sierra Lane, special great-granddaughter. The graveside service was conducted Friday, Feb 9, 2018 at 1 p.m. at Mountain Rest Cemetery in Kings Mountain, NC. The family received friends Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 from 7-9 p.m. at Harris Funeral Home in Kings Mountain. A guest register is available at Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain, NC, was in charge of arrangements.

Victory “Vic” Barker KINGS MOUNTAIN - Victor “Vic” Raymond Barker, 75, of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away on February 10, 2018 at Hospice of Wendover, Shelby, NC. Born in Gaston County, he was the son of the late Charlie Brathel Barker and Flossie June Caldwell Barker. He was retired from the construction industry. The funeral service was conducted Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 at 4 p.m. at Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Jeff Wilson officiating the service. Visitation was one hour prior to the service. Interment was in Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain, NC. Memorials may be made to Hospice, 951 Wendover Heights Dr., Shelby, NC 28150. A guest register is available at www.HarrisFunerals. com Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain, NC, was in charge of arrangements.

Lucas Annakin Cage Shull

Beautiful baby boy

KINGS MOUNTAIN Lucas Annakin Cage Shull, of Kings Mountain, infant son of Bryan Joseph Durham Shull and Alexandra Rae McGovern, passed away on February 9, 2018 at his residence. Born in Cleveland County, Lucas was a beautiful baby. Heaven’s never seen eyes like his. His smile brought joy to everyone he met and he was loved by all. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his Paternal Grandmother, Darlene Cadwallader, Kings Mountain, NC; Maternal Grandparents: Michael McGovern and Cristie Myers, Tega Cay, SC; Bobbie McGovern, SC; and siblings Ansley, Keilan and Seven Shull, all of Kings Mountain, and Xander McGovern of Tega Cay, SC. The funeral service will be conducted Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 at 3 p.m. at Patterson Grove Baptist Church. Dr. Tim Hendrick will officiate the service. The family received friends Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 from 7-9 p.m. at Harris Funeral Home in Kings Mountain. Interment will be in Patterson Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Kings Mountain. Memorials may be made to Levine Children’s Hospital, 1628 E. Morehead St., Charlotte, NC 28207. A guest register is available at www.HarrisFunerals. com Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain, NC, is in charge of arrangements.

Lois Hagans Moody Retired legal secretary

KINGS MOUNTAIN - Lois Moody, 68, of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away on February 07, 2018 at Testa Hospice House in Kings Mountain, NC. She was the daughter of the late Robert James Hagans, Jr. and Hattie Mae Compton Hagans. Lois is preceded in death by her brothers, Jim and Jeff Hagans. Lois retired as a legal secretary and was an active member of Grace United Methodist Church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and mother-in-law. She is survived by her husband of 45 years Dell Moody of the home; daughter, Missy (Danny) McCorquodale of Kernersville; granddaughters, Zoe and Aubrey; brothers, Tom (Myra); Jack, Dick, Ken (Lib), Jerry (Vickie), and Larry Hagans, all of Kings Mountain, and Bill Hagans of Clover, SC; sisters, Linda Hagans, Jean (Pete) Yarborough, Rita (Ronnie) Franks, all of Kings Mountain and Sue (Charles) McLean of Clover, SC. The funeral service was conducted Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Grace United Methodist Church in Kings Mountain with Rev. Julie Ann Roberts officiating the service. The family received friends Friday. 9, 2018 from 6-8 p.m. at Harris Funeral Home in Kings Mountain. Interment was in Mountain Rest Cemetery in Kings Mountain, NC. Memorial donations may be made to Testa Family Hospice, 321 Kings Mountain Boulevard, Kings Mountain, NC 28086. A guest register is available at www.HarrisFunerals. com Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain, NC, was in charge of arrangements.

Alfred Leroy Stamey Loving husband, father, Paw Paw

KINGS MOUNTAIN Alfred L. Stamey opened his eyes in heaven February 5, 2018. He was the son of the late Clarence and Dorothy Stamey and a member of the Cornerstone Church of God in Kings Mountain. His memory will be carried on by his wife Shirley and daughters Kathy Brodnax and Phyllis Stamey along with grandsons Michael and Andrew. He is also survived by his brothers Harold and Bobby Stamey and sister Sue Holt. Alfred joined his sister, Mary Jane Brown in heaven. He is also survived by his adopted in heart, and love, grandchildren, Jason Hayes, Lindsay Jacob and Matthew Isenhour and great -grandchildren, Marissa, Madison, McKayden and Kayson. His gentle soul filled the room when he entered it. Alfred was a kind and generous man who loved the Lord. He was active in many roles in his church and started the Tract and Prison Ministries. He will be remembered for his smile as he took care of the church grounds. He passed along his love of fishing and music to his grandsons. Many of the children in his church adopted Alfred as their Paw-Paw. Paw-Paw’s laughter and gentle soul will be missed. His celebration of life was held at Harris Funeral Home, Friday, February 9, 2018 at 4 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment followed at Mountain Rest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice and Palliative Care, 8919 Park Rd., Charlotte, North Carolina, 28210. A guest register is available at www.HarrisFunerals. com Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain NC, was in charge of arrangements. Obituaries Continued On Page 7A

Commodities distribution March 6 Commodities distribution at the Patrick Senior Center has been changed to Tuesday, March 6, at the Patrick Senior Center. You must have signed up in February to receive the commodities. Pick up commodities between 1-2:30 p.m. at the Senior Center on March 6. The H. Lawrence Patrick Senior Life and Conference Center is located at 909 E. King St., Kings Mountain, NC 28086. 704734-0447.

damaged. FEB. 9: A resident of Foster Road reported that her locked 1995 Honda was broken into on Slater Street and a purse containing personal items, back pack, cell phone charger and Blue Tooth headphones were taken. FEB. 10: Dollar General Store, York Road, reported shoplifting of $42 worth of merchandise. FEB. 10: McDonald’s, York Road, reported $2000 damage to a brick wall and $500 damage to a metal handrail when a vehicle hit the side of the building. FEB. 11: A resident of McGinnis Street reported that she had been harassed/stalked. WRECKS FEB. 2: Officer F. L. Wittington said that Tamara Jeffries of Gastonia, operating a 1999 Saturn, pulled out from a side road behind the plant on Second Street and struck a 2004 Dodge operated by Michael Deese of Dallas. Property damage was estimated at $2500. FEB. 2: Officer F. L. Wittington said that Sherrie Ledbetter of Grover, operating a 2017 Kia, was traveling West on 74 Business and was rearended by a driver in a white SUV who left the scene. Property damage was estimated at $1,000. FEB. 3: Officer F. L. Wittington said that Kenneth Bullard, 1917 Bethlehem Road, operating a 2005 Nissan, was backing out of the parking lot at Silver Express and Jermaine Latta of Charlotte was pulling into the parking lot and they made contact. Slight damage was reported. FEB. 4: Officer F.L. Wittington said that Deborah Walker Ray, 102 Spurgen Drive, operating a 2013 Ford, became ill at the wheel of her car, ran off the road hitting small trees and rocks on the side of the roadway and setting off the airbag inside her vehicle. The accident happened on Canterbury Road and the driver went to the hospital with a family member for treatment. Property damage was estimated at $4,000. FEB. 6: Officer H. W. Carpenter said that Robin Lawson of Shelby, operating a 2002 Lexus, was traveling West on US 74 Business. Sharon Boheler, 116 Oveda Court, operating a 2012 Nissan, was traveling South on Gaston Street but was making a right turn on red onto US 74 business and failed to yield the right-of-way. Property damage was estimated at $8,000. FEB. 7: Officer Chris Tate said that Brittany Nicole Costner, Gastonia, lost control of her 2012 Volk on US 74 in the rain and struck a guard rail. Property damage was estimated at $2500. Feb. 7: Officer F.L. Wittington said that Todd J. Harrelson, Rock Hill, SC, operating a 2011 Chevrolet, rear-ended a 2017 Ford operated by Angela Parsley, 240 Saint Luke Church Road. Both drivers were on the off ramp of US 74 to NC 161. Property damage was minor. FEB. 8: Officer Chris Tate said that Daniel Willis, 1545 N. Piedmont Ave., driving his 2009 KAWK, attempted to make a right turn onto the on ramp of US 74 East bound and hit gravel in the road and lost control of the vehicle. Property damage was estimated at $1500.

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ARRESTS FEB. 6: William Patrick Toms, 49, Grover, injury to personal property, criminal summons. FEB 7: Christopher Martin Jones, 39, 305 Silver St., larceny, second degree trespass, disorderly conduct, $6000 secured bond. FEB. 9: Stephan Russell Jamerson, 73, order for arrest, driving while license revoked, $500 secured bond. FEB. 9: Jose Luis Atilando Estrada, 36, 602 Princeton Dr., DWI, $1,000 unsecured bond. FEB. 9: Marquise Tremelle Hutchens, 25, 109 George Lewis Road, DWI, order for arrest driving while license revoked, child abuse, no insurance, giving fictitious information to officer, $7500 secured bond. FEB. 10: Desmond Ray Hunter, 61, Bessemer City, indecent exposure, injury to personal property, $2500 unsecured bond. FEB. 10: Kyle Landon Hicks, 20, Judsonia, AR, DWI, $2500 secured bond. FEB. 10: Matthew James Crawford, 23, 422 Belvedere Circle, failure to appear resist, delay, obstruct, $5000 secured bond. FEB. 10: Heather Marie Douglas, 29, 308 W. Gold St., Apt. 5, cyberstalking, criminal summons. FEB. 10: Jon Preston Clemmer, 22, Grover, second degree trespass, $500 secured bond. FEB.11: Stephan Edward Mills, 32, 1420 Second St., outstanding order for arrest probation violation, felony; probation violation out of county, felony; $30,000 secured bond. CITATIONS FEB. 5: Pamela Leach Owens, 57, Asheville, assault on female. FEB. 5: Dennis Tracy Green Jr., 44, 504 Chestnut Ridge Road, no liability insurance, fictitious tag. FEB. 7: Hayley Alynn Roseberry, 23, Gastonia, no operator’s license, possession marijuana. FEB. 7: Todd J. Haroldson, 35, Rock Hill, SC, failure to decrease speed to avoid a collision with a vehicle. FEB. 8: Daniel Keith Willis, 32, 1545 N, Piedmont ave., no vehicle registration. FEB. 8: Police recovered a stolen 1999 Toyota belonging to a Gastonia resident. FEB. 9: Matthew Tyler Dale, 25, Gastonia, no seat belt. FEB. 9: Jose Luis Atilano Estrada, 36, 602 Princeton Dr., speeding carelessly. FEB. 10: David Jason Howell, 33, Gastonia, revoked tag, no vehicle insurance, revoked license. FEB. 11: Christopher Randy Jones, 19, 112 Monta Vista Dr., revoked driver’s license. FEB. 11: Marsha Michelle Smith, 43, 538 Oak Grove Road, no operator’s license. INCIDENTS FEB. 6:Bank of the Ozarks, 300 W. Mountain St., reported that a customer withdrew funds from a closed account. FEB. 6: A resident of Southwood Drive reported that someone discharged a firearm into an occupied dwelling FEB. 8: A resident of N. Piedmont Ave. reported that his vehicle brake line was

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Museum opens World War I exhibit STI , Mary Accor, Paul Ingram Just InTime win top awards with membership preview Friday Kings Mountain Historical Museum opened its new exhibit this week and offered its membership a preview of the exhibit, “From Over Here to Over There – World War I in the Southwest Piedmont” Friday night. The exhibit is on display through May 12 and is free to the public.

SHUT THE BOX GAME – Susan Goforth and Jane Talbert play “Shut the Box Game,’’ a game that was probably popular during the World I period.

CLOTHING EXHIBIT – Luke Howell, third grader at Bethware Elementary School, and his grandmother, Stella Putnam, stand in front of an exhibit which features a soldier in a US Army uniform.

DOLL EXHIBIT – The doll exhibit is also a popular exhibit at the Museum. Dolls depict clothing from all over the world. Photos by LIB STEWART

Two Kings Mountain businesses, a Kings Mountain industry, and a retired Kings Mountain educator were among the top award winners at the Cleveland County Chamber’s awards banquet Jan. 25 at the LeGrand Center in Shelby. The Industry of the Year award went to STI of Kings Mountain and President John Kay accepted the award. The Emerging 5 Small Business of the Year award went to Ingram’s Barber Shop and Just in Time Plumbing. Justin Watts accepted the award for Just In Time Plumbing. The Emerging 5 Small Business of the Year award went to Ingram’s Barber Shop. Paul Ingram accepted the award for Ingram’s Barber Shop. The Athena award went to Mary Accor, retired educator in the Cleveland County Schools. Accor accepted the award from last year’s winner Tropzie McCluney. Winners were called on stage and presented their awards by last year’s recipients “Iced Chamber” was the theme for the event. A signature drink, “Iced Chamber” was offered to each attendee. Each drink contained a diamond frozen in the ice cube. A certified diamond expert from Arnold’s Jewelry was on hand to examine each diamond, with one lucky winner’s diamond being real rather that cubic zirconium. The complete list of winners: Paul Limerick Volunteer of the Year: Debra Blanton. Bridge Builder Award: Allen Langley. Duke Energy Citizenship Award: John McLaughlin. Athena Award sponsored


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EMERGING 5 SMALL BUSINESS of the Year – Ingram’s Barber Shop of Kings Mountain won the Emerging 5 Small Business of the Year Award from Cleveland County Chamber at the recent awards banquet. Paul Ingram, right, accepts the award.

ATHENA AWARD – Mary Accor, left, retired educator, accepts the Athena award from past recipient Tropzie McCluney and award sponsor Tim Blackwell of Personnel Services Unlimited at the recent awards banquet of the Cleveland County Chamber at the LeGrand Center. Photos by ADRIAN HAMRICK, courtesy Cleveland Chamber

INDUSTRY OF THE YEAR – John Kay, left, President of STI of Kings Mountain, accepts the Industry of the Year award at the recent Cleveland County Chamber banquet.

EMERGING 5 SMALL BUSINESS – Just in Time Plumbing won the Emerging 5 Small Business of the Year Award from Cleveland Chamber at the recent awards banquet. Accepting the award are Jeremy Harrelson, left, and Joey Biddix, right. by Personnel Services UnZenith Award: Jack limited: Mary Accor. Weller. Jean Bettis Support Staff Sponsors for the anAward; Anne Wray S ale. nual event were Cleveland Industry of the Year sponsored by Personnel Ser- County Healthcare System, Personnel Services Unlimvices Unlimited: STI. Travel Industry Award: ited, Carson L. Fox Family, Tiffany Fairfield. Duke Energy, Home Trust Emerging 5 Small Busi- Bank, Bank of the Ozarks, nesses of the Year: ChatLeGrand Center, Monroe terbox Creative, Ingram’s Barber Shop, Just in Time Tire and Service, SouthPlumbing, Miss Molly’s ern Power, Gardner-Webb Boutique, and Walker’s University, Staff Masters, Woodworking. H&H Pest Control; Carolina Carson L. Fox Entrepre- Federal Credit Union; Scott neur of the Year sponsored Sharp; Edward Jones; Victoby Carson L. Cox Family: rian Rose Studio; Arnold’s Walker Woodworking. Small Business of the Jewelry & Gift Gallery and Year: American Restoration. Westmoreland Printers.

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Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier. –Mother Teresa

Looking back at Rosenwald Schools in Kings Mountain as early as 1924-25 I remember riding in my mother’s car past Davidson High School when I was quite young. The building was impressive, a LORETTA two-story brick COZART structure on Watterson Street. Not long after, the building was razed, and an important part of Kings Mountain’s educational history was gone. Last year, I saw a program on WTVI regarding the Rosenwald Schools in Mecklenburg County, which caused me to wonder if Kings Mountain had any Rosenwald Schools. To my surprise, we did. An unlikely relationship between Julius Rosenwald, philanthropist and President of Sears Roebuck, and Booker T. Washington of the Tuskegee Institute, resulted in the building of more than 5,000 Rosenwald Schools in the south during the early 20th century. Their work is considered the most important initiative to advance black education during that century. According to the National Trust for historic preservation, “By 1928, one third of the South’s rural black children and teachers were served by Rosenwald Schools.” Mr. Rosenwald had a unique style regarding philanthropy. He never fully-funded any project. He required individuals in the community to contribute, along with committing public funds, to apply for Rosenwald Funds. In 1925, Compact school opened near Kings Mountain and was the first Rosenwald School in the area. It was built between 1924 and 1925 at a cost of $3,200.00. The Rosenwald model of funding worked the same for Compact School. Of the $3,200 required to build, the local black community contributed $500, public funds committed

were $1,800, and the Rosenfields, gardens, and landscapwald Fund contributed $900. ing. Compact was described as The first black school in a three teacher-type school. It Kings Mountain proper was “a would have had 3 classrooms, small, weather boarded-frame with a fourth designated as an black graded school … erected Industrial Room. Classrooms on West Ridge Street in today’s were usually between 22’ x 24’ Cooke Circle, on the west side and 22’ x 30’. The building itself of North Cansler Street” by measured approximately 44’ x Davyd Foard Hood in his ap60’. Movable partitions allowed for multiple configurations between some classrooms. Cloak rooms were ample, and privies were provided outside and was the norm for the day. Equally important was the orientation of the building on the grounds. In the Rosenwald Funds’ Community School Plans Bulletin No. 3, it states, “The building should always be set with the points of the compass, and the plan so designed that every classroom will receive east or west light.” And, the school grounds 1945 Sanborn Map of Kings Mountain had to be at least two Graded School prior being named in honor acres to provide for ball of Rev. Davidson.

by the church for a school. After Rev. Leeper and Mr. Goodson, others came to carry on the one teacher school. Elder Roberts was principal during those war days and See ROSENWALD, Page 7A

Artist rendering of a five teacher-type Rosenwald School

Davidson School prior to additions.

Davidson High School new addition. Photos courtesy of KM HIstorical Museum

Typical floor plan of a five teacher school

Letter To Editor To the Editor: Since we conservatives gained the majority of the General Assembly in 2011, we are Hastings making great strides with education, economic and energy security, tax cuts, life, Second Amendment rights, public health and safety, and other important issues. As a chairman of the N.C. House Transportation and Finance committees, and as a chairman of the House and Senate Transportation Oversight Committee, I also need to update people on the progress we are making in transportation in the Gaston-Cleveland-Lincoln Metropolitan Planning Organization (GCLMPO), Division 12, and the state. At the request of our

plication for Davidson School’s National Historic Places Registration application. Marie Burris, a 1949 graduate of Davidson High School described that first school, “Later a building was erected

current transportation secretary, who was not the secretary at the time, we implemented a data-driven process, Strategic Transportation Investments (STI), that more efficiently prioritizes transportation projects and helps prevent self-dealing. Many of the highway projects are submitted for prioritization by local elected officials who serve on planning organizations and by North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) staff. Some projects, such as safety projects, can be primarily outside STI. The planning organizations are mandated by the federal government, and federal permitting issues caused delays for bridge replacements in the High Shoals and Dallas area, and there are minor delays, due to federal issues, with improvements to the Dallas-Cherryville Highway;

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Looking back (Looking back from the Thursday Feb. 16, 1995 edition of The Kings Mountain Herald) A referendum to amend the city charter to shorten the terms of city council from four to two years could be held as early as Summer. Gene White, retired city planner who initiated the petition effort, said he is getting good response from citizens and will be at City Hall again this week to continue the petition process. In October 4-year terms of council members Norma Bridges, Jim Guyton, Phil Hager and Mayor Scott Neisler will be up for grabs. Local doctors are seeing a heavy load of patients with upper respiratory infections but no report in Kings

Mountain of influenza Type A which has hit the Charlotte area. Kings Mountain boys’ basketball coach Larry Sipe says the Mountaineers always seem to dig themselves a hole when they play Burns. The Mountaineers got off to a slow start Friday night in Lawndale but played a whale of a game over the long haul and took the Bulldogs five overtimes before falling 108-91. The loss dropped Kings Mountain to 4-4 in the conference and left them just one-half game ahead of South Point and RS Central in the race for the third and fourth playoff spots. Grants totaling over $95,000 have been awarded to Kings Mountain and Grover Police Departments to hire two new police officers.

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The Rufus Burger This week my was the creation of editors are letting Rufus Owens, who me take a break operated the restaufrom politics and rant with his wife books to write Jane for almost 30 about my favoryears until he died ite topic, roadin 2003. These days side eateries. Here are three DG MARTIN Jane oversees the smooth operation of gems along U.S. the restaurant from 421 between her favorite booth. Sanford and Greensboro. She insists that there is *Rufus’ Restaurant, a lot more good food at Goldstons“ the restaurant other than There is nothing as the Rufus Burger. “And if good as a Rufus Burger,” one of the southern Cha- I don’t eat it, “ she said, “I don’t serve it.” tham County locals told One Saturday at lunchme recently. “You can get time, I found a group of one at Rufus’ Restaurant right up the late breakfast eaters. A road in Goldston.” Gold- former teacher, a dental ston (pop. 300) is a assistant, and several trip back in time. And retirees sat me down to chowing down on the hear their praises for the burger at Rufus’ RestauRufus Burger and Jane. rant is a world-class treat. See HOME COOKING, Page 7A

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God’s agape love is for us when he states: “Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrong doing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.” Then Paul goes on to write in verse 13 “And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love.” Sometimes we take for granted the power and depth of love, God’s love for us as well as our love for others. Where is the love in this world when we think it is okay to take advantage of others, to oppress, to enslave, to hurt, to murder, to insist on our own way at the detriment of another person’s life or wellbeing? Where is the love in this world when

Where is the love?

Happy Valentine’s Day! Today is the day we celebrate our love for each other. There are several suggestions to how ValRev. Jill Rhinehart entine’s Pastor Day began, Central United as well as Methodist Church possibly three Valentine saints that it can be attributed to for this day. Each of the stories tell of heroic acts that the saint performed in order to continue to further one person’s love for another. Some people will say that they don’t need a specific day to show their love for another. To this I say “Hooray!” I hope

all of us take time everyday to tell our loved ones how much we love them not only with words but also with actions. The song by Extreme, “More than Words”, says it so eloquently when they sing: Saying I love you is not the words I want to hear from you. It’s not that I want you not to say, but if you only knew how easy it would be to show me how you feel more than words is all you have to do to make it real, then you wouldn’t have to say that you love me ‘cause I’d already know. For some people saying “I love you” is not an easy thing to say and showing it is even more difficult. Yet the simple touch of hand holding, a hug,

or the act of thinking of someone else’s needs over our own says so much. I am always amazed at how many children never hear those words from their parents. I see within those children a great desire to just hear the words as well as the actions of true love. Please take some time today to tell your children, your spouse, your partner, your significant other that you love them. But also add to that the true act of love. 1 Corinthians 13:3 reminds us of the power and value of love when Paul wrote to the church in Corinth, “If I give away all my possessions, and if I hand over my body so that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.” Paul further writes in verses 4-8 of how perfect

Page 5A we think that being a Christian means hurting others because of our religion or lack of a truthful theology? Where is the love when we make the desire for more money more important than the desire to help others or even just doing the right thing? To reference the Beatles “All You Need is Love” is really a quite powerful statement with great value. We really need more love in this world. Love for ourselves, love for all others, love for our environment, and love for God. Today and everyday let us celebrate love. John 3:1617 reads, “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life. ‘Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.”

Ash Wednesday Dixon Presbyterian Church, Dixon School Road, will hold Ash Wednesday service Wednesday, Feb. 14, at 6 p.m. Everyone welcome.

Pathfinders in Concert Saturday The Pathfinders will be in concert Saturday night at 7 p.m. at Harvest Baptist Church, 144 Ware Road, Kings Mountain. Everyone welcome.

“Truly Redeemed” at Rhema Ministry

Rhema Outreach Ministry presents Senior Praise with guest singing group, “Truly Redeemed,” at 602 Slater Street Saturday, Feb. 17, at 12 noon. Everyone welcome.

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

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

Faith Baptist Church 1009 Linwood Road

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

Faith Holiness Church Hwy. 161/Bessemer City Rd. 704-739-1997 Family Worship Center 1818 Shelby Road 704-739-7206 First Baptist Church 605 W. King Street 704-739-3651

Oak Grove Baptist Church 1022 Oak Grove Rd., Kings Mountain KINGS MOUNTAIN Advent Lutheran Church, NALC Member 230 Oak Grove Rd. 704-750-0171 Anew Beginning Baptist Church 415 Dixon School Rd. 704-473-1372 Ardent Life Church 420 Branch Street 704-739-7700 Arise Church 830 E. King St. Bethlehem Baptist Church 1017 Bethlehem Road 704-739-7487 Boyce Memorial ARP Church Edgemont Drive 704-739-4917

Calvary Way Holiness Church 1017 Second Street Pastor Clifton Morgan

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

East Gold Street Wesleyan Church 701 E. Gold Street 704-739-3215

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

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

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

Cornerstone Independent Baptist 107 Range Road 704-737-0477

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

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

Crowders Mountain Baptist 125 Mayberry Lane 704-739-0310

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

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

David Baptist Church 2300 David Baptist Church Road 704-739-4555

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

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

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Local authors invited New exhibit features artist To Library Book Fair Dwight Rose in Reavis Gallery

CHICKEN CASSEROLE Eneare Collins 6-8 chicken breasts 1 Tbsp. poppy seed 2 cans cream of chicken soup 8 oz. sour cream 1 sleeve Ritz crackers 1 ½ sticks margarine Boil chicken and remove bone. Put in 7x11 buttered dish. Mix soup and sour cream. Pour over chicken. Crush crackers and add poppy seeds. Put over soup mixture. Pour melted margarine over crackers. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes. POLYNESIAN FANTASY Judy Rea 1 ½ packages dry chicken noodle soup 1 ½ lbs. sausage ¾ cup cashew nuts 1 cup uncooked rice 4 ½ cups water 1 onion 3 sticks celery

Author Tonia Brown displays her books at the 2017 Library Book Fair in Kings Mountain. lished. This is a great opporFor more information, tunity to sell your books and email terry.bivens@maunmeet other local authors. or call the liAccording to Cindy brary at (704) 739-2371. Blair, the Friends’ presiThe location of the dent, “Last year we had a Mauney Memorial Library great turnout. Everyone had is 100 S. Piedmont Avenue, a wonderful time. We had a Kings Mountain, NC 28086. variety of baked goods for For the latest in library sale as well as free water news and events, visit www. and coffee.”

(Ed. Note: The recipes in today’s cooking column come from “Star Spangled Recipes,’’ a cookbook published by the American Legion Auxiliary of North Carolina.) Brown meat and onion. 1/8 tsp. pepper Boil water; add soup and 1-quart milk rice. Add with meat and Carefully check oysters o onions. Pour into cas- for bits of shell. Melt marserole and bake 1 hour at 350 degrees. Just before garine in saucepan. Add serving, mix celery and oysters and sauté’ for 1 minute over medium heat. nuts and pour on top. Add salt, pepper and milk. BEAN POT Heat to almost boiling. Sharman Pittman Serves 4. 3 large cans beans – kidney, butter, baked RICE KRISPIE 1 chopped onion TREATS 2 lb. ham slice cut in Henrietta Magnum small pieces ½ cup brown sugar ¼ cup margarine ½ cup chopped green 6 cups Kellogg’s Rice pepper Krispy cereal ½ cup ketchup 10 oz. regular marshMix all ingredients and cook in crock pot on high mallows Melt margarine over for 1 hour or low for 4 hours. Great served with low heat, add marshmalcornbread. lows and stir until completely melted remove NORTH CAROLINA from heat and add Rice OYSTER STEW Krispies. Stir until well Rachel Strouth coated. Press into well ½ pint oysters buttered 13x9 pan; cut 4 Tbsp. margarine 1 tsp. salt into squares when cool.

Color will return to flower gardens in the Spring The Town and Country Garden Club met for their monthly meeting Feb. 8. Florrie Hamrick was hostess and served a delicious meal of Brunswick Stew slaw, cornbread, and lemon meringue pie. Connie Bell, Vice-President, led the eight members present in the reading of the Club Collect. Mrs. Bell presented the program, “Everything Must Rest.” “This winter’s exceptionally cold has left my yard without color,’’ she stated. As she walked around her yard she found dead camellias, pink buds on Japanese apricot that have turned brown, dead Daphna d’ora leaves, Forsythia not blooming, Lenten roses are maybe coming out. No color; a wise gardener said, ‘Everything Must Rest.” This statement is true, said Bell, but we’re ready for color and Spring and the Spring bulbs such as daffodils narcissus, jonquils and the favorite tulip. Bulbs that you put in the ground and six months later pop into the most wonderful flowers. But they have to rest, she

said. You take a 2-inch bulb, plant it six inches deep, add a slow release fertilizer and wait for Spring to make into a beautiful flower. Narcissus is a Latin word for daffodils and jonquils. Some of the blossoms are quite tiny and the King Alfred is the largest. One source says how to plant a daffodil is to take the bulbs and throw them out. Then plant them where they land. Most sources say to dead head the blossoms after they bloom. They need the rest of the plant for energy for the next year. Jonquils offer new birth. It is the flower for the month of March. There are 50 species of the jonquils and over 13,000 hybrids. It originated in the Mediterranean Sea along the northern part of Africa, Spain and Portugal. In 1629 an Englishman brought the bulbs to England. Connie read a poem by Lucy Maud Montgomery: “Hark, I hear a robin calling, Lest the wind is from the South, And the Orchard bloom is falling Sweet as kisses on the mouth. Come, let us seek together, Spring-

time lore of daffodils. Greeting on the sun warm hills.” “Everything must rest, she added, Spring will come.” Members will discuss projects at the March meeting at which a Master Gardener will be guest speaker at the Patrick House.

The new exhibit at Southern Arts Society features artist Dwight Rose exhibiting in the Reavis Gallery. “Watercolor Impressions” will be on exhibit Feb 14 thru April 6. A public reception will be held Saturday March 10, from 6-8 pm to meet the artist. Dwight Rose is a professional artist, specializing in painting and teaching watercolor. Rose began his career at Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida where he graduated with a BFA in painting, later teaching there as well. From 2001-2007 he lived in Doha, Qatar, teaching, traveling and painting throughout the Middle East and Asia. Exhibiting in Qatar, Turkey, and in the USA, his work was enjoyed and collected by an international audience. Moving to Spartanburg in 2008, he’s had numerous solo exhibitions in our region. An award-winning artist, his work has been in the SC Watermedia Society Traveling Exhibition, and recently featured at Converse College, Blowing Rock History and Art Museum, the Peacock Gallery at the Middle Georgia State University, and USC-

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Pagoda by Dwight Rose Aiken. He currently teaches for Greenville Center for the Creative Arts and Spartanburg Art Museum, and has offered

many regional workshops. His work is collected by the City of Greer, Spartanburg County Public Library, the Hobcaw Barony, and many private collectors. His career includes memberships in the National Watercolor Society and the SC Watercolor Society. Rose describes his work as a “magical process with rewarding outcomes”. Indeed, his colorful renderings of regional and international sites seem to flow effortlessly across the paper. While his compositions are carefully planned out, they are painted in a loose and painterly style, making them equally restful and engaging to see. During his exhibit at Southern Arts Society, Rose will teach a two-day Watercolor Workshop March 24 and 25. Subjects painted will mainly be landscapes and some prior experience in drawing and watercolor painting would be helpful. Details may be found by calling 704-7395585 or online at www. Also exhibiting in the Founders Gallery at Southern Arts Society are local artists Brenda Beard Bostian, Karen Foote, Lori McAdams, Rosie Little.


Lenten services Begin today Kings Mountain Ministerial Association sponsored Wednesday Lenten services begin today (Wednesday) at 12 noon at Central United Methodist Church. Rev. Jeff Johnson, Missions Pastor of First Baptist Church, will be the speaker on the theme “Were you There in the shouting crowd?” Next Wednesday, Feb. 21, First Presbyterian

Church will host the Lenten service at 12 noon. Mallory Brown, Director of Children’s Ministry and Christian Education at Central United Methodist Church, will speak on “Were you There – as a Spectator?” The public is invited to the series of services which include light lunch served by the host church.

Allen Memorial Church To host Bible Studies Allen Memorial Baptist Church, 1221 Long Branch Road, Grover, will offer to the public eight weeks of structured Bible studies beginning Wednesday evening, Feb. 21, at 6 p.m. with a free meal. Bible study will be held each Wednesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Classes will be offered for children, youth and adults and a nursery will be provided for those participating. The following Bible

Studies will include “Focus on Prayer” in the War Room; “The Armor of God” the ladies study; and Journey from the Beginning from Genesis. Call 704-692-2282 to reserve your spot. A small fee will be encouraged for some of the studies but not required.

Fundraiser set For local patient New Camp Creek Baptist Church is planning a fundraiser on Saturday, March 3, to help a church member fighting terminal liver cancer. Donations will be used to cover medical bills and final expenses. A pinto bean supper with all the fixings will be served at the church at 863 New Camp Creek Church Road from 5-8 p.m. on March 3. Donations only will be accepted. For more information or to make a donation call Rev. Richard Stroup at 704472-2047.

Attending meeting Mayor Scott Neisler is attending the meeting of the North Carolina League of Municipalities in Raleigh. He has been elected a board member from District 11.

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The Mauney Memorial Library invites regional authors to participate in the 2018 Read Local Book Fair, to be held at the library on Saturday, March 24, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Tables for authors will be placed around the library, and the Friends of the Library will hold a bake sale. The registration deadline is February 28th, and forms can be found on the library’s website. Space is limited to the first twenty-five registered authors. “In 2017, every author sold a book,” states Library Director, Sharon Stack. “Kings Mountain citizens verified the importance of the love of reading while showing support for local talent.” Last year’s lineup represented lovers of fiction, history, inspiration, art, poetry, children’s books, and more, and included works both traditionally and self-pub-

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Betty Jean Wyatt Anderson

KINGS MOUNTAIN Betty Jean Wyatt Anderson, 86 of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away on February 12, 2018 at Summit Place. Born September 23, 1931 in Cherokee County, SC, she was the daughter of the late Euner Wyatt and Leatha Driskill Wyatt. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, John B. Anderson; two sisters, Margie Anita Wyatt, Mary Frances Whisonant; and brother, Alfred Manson Wyatt. She was retired from the textile industry and a member of Eastside Baptist Church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend. Surviving are two sons Larry Dean Anderson and wife Janice, Bessemer City, NC and James Edward Anderson and wife Cynthia, Kings Mountain, NC; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be conducted Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 at 11 a.m. at East Side Baptist Church in Kings Mountain with Rev. Ron Caulder officiating the service. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 at Harris Funeral Home. Interment will be in Mountain Rest Cemetery in Kings Mountain. A guest register is available at Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain, NC, is in charge of arrangements.

From Page 1A were missionaries in Rumania for 10 years and will be serving in Bulgaria. Mrs. Blalock spent all of 1997 in Rumania. Mr. Blalock preached for about a year and their daughter, Kem, also visited there. “We used our passport everywhere and it helped to communicate because we didn’t

EARHART From Page 1A Hawkins, an avid flyer of his own plane and a community leader. The cast includes Ana Faithe Allen portrays young Amelia and Hannah Hood is Mary B, an 11-year-old girl with a psychic link to Amelia. Mary B wants to escape the grim life of an oil town in New Mexico and become a pilot like Amelia. Little does she know that her hero will soon be landing in the main street of town for a life-changing encounter. Jon Jones portrays GP Putnam, the millionaire book publisher who financed Amelia’s flight across the Atlantic and who would later become her husband. The plot unfolds as Amelia Earhart attempts to become the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean in May 1932. It is a grueling 15-hour flight with thunderstorms, equipment failures, weather icing problems, engine overheating and no way to leave a small, cramped cockpit. The physical and mental stress leads Amelia to look back on her life and people she has known.

The Kings Mountain Herald | speak the language,’’ said Mrs. Blalock of her trip she made alone to Rumania to visit family. Gordon had to work as did daughter, Kem, who works for Caromont Health in Gastonia. A granddaughter, McKenzie and husband, David Ballinger, are on the mission field in Bequia in the West Indies. Granddaughter Lindsay and Jeffrey Perry serve a church in China Grove. Keith’s daughter, Brittany,

is married to Michael Lindsay, the Associate Pastor of Love Valley Baptist Church which the Blalocks joined in 1999. Son Kent and Holly Blalock live in Conover. An ordained Baptist minister, Blalock is a retired truck driver for 30 years. In retirement he drives for Eagle Transport of Shelby and drives people all over the state to their appointments at doctor’s offices.

Amelia laughs when she tells her friends that “God took us around the world to get to Kings Mountain.’’ The couple moved to Kings Mountain in August 1998 and continued their membership in a church in Gaston County but started looking for a church home in the Kings Mountain area. At Love Valley Baptist, where Rev. Barry Philbeck is pastor, the Blalocks found a home and a church congre-

gation that supports 60 missionaries. Their family and the church family surprised the Blalocks on Mr. Blalock’s 75th birthday and the couple’s 55th wedding anniversary last year with a big party in the church fellowship building. What is the Blalock’s secret of a happy marriage?’ Love is the key. Love the Lord , love family and love each other.

These flashbacks lead to a series of dramatic and comic vignettes which tell the audience more about this famous American aviatrix and introduce play-goers to her family members, other famous women flyers, a WWI fighter pilot with PTSD, presidents and mayor who give her awards. A key prop of the play is a stage replica of Amelia Earhart’s Lockheed Vega aircraft. Tickets at the Joy Theatre box-office are $15 for adults, which includes taxes and processing fees, and $10 for students and senior citizens. For further information or season member reservations call 704-730-9408. Online tickets may be purchased at Contact Joy Performance Theatre at or visit Kings Mountain Little Theatre, Inc. is a volunteer-based, 501©(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization. It is supported in part by a Grassroots Grant from the North Carolina Arts Council and is a funded affiliate of the Cleveland County Arts Council.


been the hallmark of citizens in uniform since Colonial times’’. Major General Lusk added, ’The National Guard, since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 22, 2001, has repeatedly answered the call to duty in defense of our country, and it will continue to do so going forward.” A show of support luncheon was held in Kings Mountain at the H. Lawrence Patrick Senior Life and Conference Center Jan. 18 for

more than 160 soldiers and Kings Mountain restaurants and businesses pitched in to provide the food. The 878th Engineering Company trains at the Kings Mountain National Guard Headquarters Building. For some of the soldiers it will be their first deployment overseas. The 878th Engineering Company will be building medical centers, offices and living quarters for troops stationed overseas.

Letter To Editor From Page 4A according to the division engineer, construction will not start until September of 2018. Other phases of the planning and preparation are underway. Within the (GCLMPO) and other planning organizations, the taxpayers’ money is scarce. By remaining on certain lists, a project can financially thwart other projects. An example was the Garden Parkway toll road. It earned a low score and was tied up in a federal lawsuit. From an accounting standpoint, though construction could not begin, it could financially harm other projects that could actually start and/or be completed. Also, an environmental group filed a lawsuit in federal court; legal action prevented the Parkway and other projects in the state from starting. At the state level, we don’t control the federal procedural rules. At the federal level, there are numerous regulations that cause delays. These were in place long before the current presidential administration. Virtually no transportation

project starts without the approval of the federal government; this includes the Parkway and Catawba Crossing; the crossing would be a new bridge. It is my understanding that the Catawba Crossing has an alignment problem due to a potential new runway at the Charlotte airport, and the Federal Aviation Administration will be involved. As viable alternatives for access to the Charlotte airport, I support the widening of I-85 in Cleveland and Gaston counties, and replacing the bridges over the Catawba River and the South Fork. Those bridges are each about 90 years old and dangerously narrow. If some in Gaston County had not fought it, I-85 could have been widened years ago. We successfully supported the prioritization points for the phases of the U.S. 74 Bypass that were unfunded and other key projects in the division. Points can legally be assigned by Division 12 and the MPO to raise project scores, and they should not be wasted on projects that can’t be built. I also support the im-

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provements at 321 and I-85, and improving N.C. 150, the Lower Dallas Highway, and other roads and bridges and modes of transportation in the GCLMPO, the division, and the state. I gladly supported the new weigh station near Bessemer City. Our recent efforts and support from taxpayers make these investments possible in the GCLMPO without tolls. In fact, when the then-chairman of the MPO suggested tolling I-85 in Cleveland and Gaston counties, I attended the meeting and objected. My legislative output was down in 2017, but behindthe-scenes effort and work helped ensure hundreds of millions of dollars of transportation investments for you. I did not stand idly by and just talk about “connectivity” while elites tried to take investments from the people I represent. I fought to prioritize viable projects that will enhance safety, mobility, and economic security now and in the future. Rep. Kelly Hastings The 110th House District of North Carolina

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From Page 1A Carolina National Guard who wear the uniform voluntarily and who willingly secure and defend our state and nation. Lusk said, “The service of the Soldiers of the 878th Engineering Company and the sacrifices of their families exemplify dedication to the safety and security of our state and nation that has

HOME COOKING From Page 4A One told me, “She runs the town. When people get in trouble, they don’t dial 911, they call Jane.” Just before I left, Jane told me, “I know everybody thinks Claxton’s burger at Johnson’s up in Siler City is the best, but we think the Rufus Burger has it beat.” **1977 N. Main St., Goldston, NC 27252 919898-4841. Open breakfast and lunch Tuesday-Saturday. *Bestfood Cafeteria, Siler City Bestfood is a place you want to be when you are real hungry for fresh country cooking. When I visited for supper, the tables were full and the cafeteria and salad bar lines were moving at a fast pace. Co-owner Mike Terry told me that his salad bar was popular not just from a wide variety of greens, dressings, and sides. It also includes amazingly delicious fried chicken, which makes the salad bar a complete meal. Still, many customers skip the salad bar to take advantage of the variety of meats and local vegetables in the cafeteria line where

ROSENWALD From Page 4A for several years following. As the years passed, a fourroom frame building was erected on Ridge Street (now Cooke Circle). The school came to be known as Kings Mountain Colored School.” Mr. Hood writes, “In 1925, when a two-acre site was needed for a new black school whose construction would be supported by the Rosenwald Fund, a lot on the southeast corner of North Watterson and West Parker streets was acquired from its white owners, John Oates and Elvira Foust Plonk. Located about oneand-a-half-blocks northwest of the frame graded school, the lot became the site of a “five-teacher type” brick school”. The “King’s Mountain School”, as it was then known, was a larger endeavor than the Compact School. It was a 5 teacher-type school, costing $10,500.00. The local black community contributed $500, the white community also contributed $500, and public funds allocated were $8,200. The Rosenwald Fund contributed $1,300. This school was unique because it was veneered in brick, which wasn’t usual for many Rosenwald Schools. It had four 22’ x 30’ classrooms, an Industries Classroom 16’ x 17’, an Auditorium and Stage, measuring 34’ x 52’, with an Office and Library. A porch was located on the front. Cloak Rooms were provided in each classroom, and privies were located outside. The building faced Parker

there was a lot of good food for a very modest price. Mike met his partner, Art White, while they were cooking for events at church. During their 13-plus years at Bestfood, they have added an upscale steakhouse and a gift shop. When I asked about the secret of their success, Mike said simply, “We’ve been blessed.” **220 E. Eleventh St. 919-742-2475. Open for lunch and supper Monday-Saturday and lunch on Sunday *Y’all Come Back Café, Liberty My neighbor and local dentist, Joel Wagoner, grew up in Liberty. He talks wistfully about the joys of being a happy child in small-town America. One of his favorite memories is the little restaurant with the special welcoming name, “Y’all Come Back.” Breakfast is a gathering time with two eggs, bacon, and grits for about $5. At lunch, there is always a special plate of meat, two vegetables, and a drink for about $6.50. But the special offering at Y’all Come Back Café is a chance to experience a taste of the village life that Dr. Wagoner remembers so fondly. When I stopped by about 8:30

one morning recently, every table was full, mostly with family groups enthusiastically chatting. Joshua “Scooter” Saley, whose mother once owned the restaurant, introduced me to Peggy Christenbury and her table and to former Liberty mayor Jim Parker. He persuaded me to come back for the town’s big Fourth of July weekend parade. But I am not sure I can wait that long to experience the fellowship and good food at Y’all Come Back. **119 S. Fayetteville St. 336-622-2984. Open breakfast and lunch Monday-Friday and breakfast on Saturday and Sunday. Note: If you have a favorite locally owned country cooking eatery, please email details to nceateries@yahoo. com I am working on a new book to supplement my “North Carolina Roadside Eateries” published by UNC Press. D.G. Martin of Chapel Hill hosts North Carolina Bookwatch, which airs Sundays at 11 a.m. and Thursdays at 5 p.m. on UNC-TV. Preview upcoming programs on UNC-TV’s NC digital channel Spectrum 1276 on Tuesdays at 8 p.m.

Street, as indicated in the 1945 Sanborn Map of Kings Mountain. Then it was described as “Kings Mountain Graded School”. The drawing shows an addition to the original building more than quadrupling the size of one entire wing and included a second story. Photos from that time show the new wing that parallel Watterson Street. Marie Burris describes the period leading up to 1945, “As the years passed, about December 1937, additions and other improvements were made. Rev. R.J. Davidson succeeded Rev. Roberts as principal. By 1934-35, there were eight teachers in the building. “Known teachers that worked there and that are still living at this time are Rev. Costner, Mrs. Morgan and Mrs. Ruth Davidson Powell. Deceased teachers are Mrs. Tribble, Miss Mattie Gidney, Mrs. Jessie Gidney Costner and Mattie Belle Ledbetter Gidney. Also, it became a high school during this time. Through suggestions from the PTA and the years Rev. Davidson had served (1934-6/11/45), the school was named Davidson in his honor. “J.A. Gibson succeeded Rev. Davidson in September 1945. At this time three more teachers and a cafeteria were added and the Science & Home Ec. Departments were upgraded … It held its high school until Spring of 1960, merging with Compact. The elementary school remained on the old site until 1954 when it was moved into a brick structure at 500 W. Parker Street, which is now the School Administration

Office. “In the spring of 1968 integration closed Davidson School. There are many today in Kings Mountain and dispersed abroad who have been blessed by and who cherish fond memories of Davidson High School, which was a school for both teaching and training in grades 1-12. The Davidson Alumni Association was organized back in the seventies and is now celebrating their eleventh reunion. This Association had presented a painting of this church. Also, in 1985 placed a monument on the school site, which is not Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Scholarships have been given for the past three years to deserving black students... We are proud to be Alumni of the Kings Mountain Colored School and Davidson High School. This school played an integral role in the community and laid the groundwork for decades of learning. It was the center of the black community and a source of pride for many. The school’s alumni are proud of that heritage and continue to pay-it-forward through Davidson High School Alumni Association scholarships. Investing in our children’s education is always a wise decision. Rosenwald and Washington knew this. Our town’s citizens knew this also. King’s Mountain School began humbly as a Rosenwald School and grew into a high school, providing many opportunities for its students. For forty-two years the facility served the community, anchored a neighborhood, and taught generations of our children.

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Valentine Gala at Life Enrichment Center A Valentine gala at Neisler Life Enrichment Center Friday attracted a large number of participants, some of whom enjoyed ‘cutting a rug’ and others who sat on the sidelines and applauded the music of Mark Blanton, of Mink Band, dressed in a tuxedo to fit the occasion and sang to ‘oldies’ that got almost everyone on their feet during the two-hour event from 2-4 p.m. Staff members decorated the meeting room turned into a ballroom and a conversation piece was the kissing booth decorated in Valentine red. Ashley Mercer, staff member at Neisler Life Enrichment Center, kisses Charles Fox on the cheek at the Kissing Booth during the Valentine gala Friday afternoon.

Missy Wiggins gets a hand from Nancy Doss on the dance floor at Life Enrichment.

Nancy Doss dances with Ernest Rome, a participant at the Neisler Enrichment Center.

Tickets can be purchased at the door (cash or card) or online at www. . A 1 to 1 raffle sale on the Saturday performances will help raise funds for future musical costs. KMHS Theatre is a proud participant of the Blumey Awards – a Charlotte region program that highlights excellence in musical theatre. This is a family friendly show for everyone.

Spend a couple of hours in the lives of Charlie Brown and his pint-sized philosopher friends - from bright, uncertain morning to starlit, hopeful evening and all of the lonely brownbag lunches, kite flying failures, book reports, glee club rehearsals, and suppertimes in between. Audiences of all ages will learn that "Happiness is" the simple joys of “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown.”

Pierce interim Director, Streetscape begins Matthew Pierce, Senior Planner for the City of Kings Mountain, has been named interim Main Street Director by City Manager Marilyn Sellers. Pierce will serve in this position until the city completes the hiring process for a new Main Street Director succeeding Jan Harris who moved to Georgia.

Cleveland County Health Department inspected facilities that serve food during the week of Feb. 5-9 and included the following: Bojangles, Cleveland Ave., 92.5; Gateway Brew, S. Battleground Ave., 96.5; Swooger Shack, Shelby Road, 98.5; Patrick Senior Center, 100; Kings Mountain Middle School, 98; and West Elementary School, 99.5.

Davidson High School Alumni Association is now accepting applications for their 2018 Scholarship Award. This scholarship will be awarded to a college bound applicant who has had a family member attend and/or graduate from Davidson High School. Applications can be picked up at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 220 N. Watterson St., Kings Mtn., phone:704-739-8354, Bynum Chapel AME Zion Church, 213 N. Cansler St., Kings Mountain, phone: 704730-0027, Ebenezer Baptist Church County Liine Road Kings Mountain or Kings Mountain High School Guidance Counselor.

Calvin Montgomery loves to dance and was one of the popular dancers at Friday’s Valentine gala at the Neisler Life Enrichment Center.


Pierce said the city has contracted with N. Focus Planning & Design to conduct a downtown streetscape study. Richard Flowe and his staff will be interviewing all business owners in the downtown area. “Flowe may be riding on a bicycle surveying the area,’’ said Pierce in a message to downtown merchants.

Facility Inspections

Mark Blanton emceed the Valentine Gala.

Davidson Alumni Offers scholarship

KMHS public musical Opens on February 23 Kings Mountain High School Performing Arts is excited to present the annual musical for the public. Performances will be on February 23, 24, March 2, and 3rd at 7 p.m. and February 25 and March 4th at 3p.m. General Admission tickets are $12, Senior Citizen tickets are $10, Renaissance Gold Cards and Children 5 and under get in free.

Ernest Rome leads his wife, Linda, onto the dance floor at the Valentine Gala at the Neisler Life Enrichment Center. Photos by Lib Stewart

FEB. 23–25 & MAR. 2–4




Democratic Women


Cleveland County Democratic Women will meet Monday night at 6 p.m. at Ichabod’s Restaurant on Dixon Boulevard in Shelby. The buffet will be open at 5:30 p.m. for those who want to have supper. Business of the meeting will include discussion of the upcoming election.

Grover Democratic Precinct Grover Democratic Precinct will meet Thursday, Feb. 15, at 6 p.m. at Grover Town Hall to discuss the 2018 election, the 2018 county convention and consider other business. All Democrats from the Grover Precinct are invited. For more information call Betsy Wells, Party chair, 704477-7024 or Vice-chair Dean Westmoreland 704-937-7636.





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These KMHS football players received trophies for their outstanding play on offense at last week’s banquet at the Patrick Center. Left to right, Ricaylen Mack, Collin Franks, Kobe Paysour, Kaylon Wade, Holden Turner, Christopher Brittain, Jonathan Rikard and Sabeian Beam. Not pictured, Dontavius Hughes.

The Kings Mountain High defensive standouts received awards at last week’s football banquet at the Patrick Senior Center. Left to right, Nathan Lease, Jerdon Pressley, JT Cash, Jeremiah Brown, Reese Reinhardt and Dameon Wilson. Photos by Gary Smart

Champion KM Mountaineers honored at Thursday banquet

KM’s Adrian Delph dunks in Friday’s win over Crest at Parker Gym. Photo by Gary Smart

Mountaineers win BS with 13-1 mark, enter tournaments Kings Mountain’s Mountaineers put an exclamation point on their championship in the first year in the Big South Conference Friday with a 93-50 regular season-ending victory over the Crest Chargers. The win gave the Mountaineers a final conference mark of 13-1 and a two-game advantage over Hunter Huss which closed

out its season with an overtime win over its arch rival Ashbrook. The Mountaineers now enter BSC and state 3A tournament play. KM opened tournament action Monday at home against Burns and wins would put them in the semifinals Wednesday at home; and if they win that game they would be at home See CREST, Page 2B

Kings Mountain’s 2017 Big South 3A Conference football champions were honored at a banquet Thursday evening at the H. Lawrence Patrick Senior Center. All JV and varsity players were awarded certificates and many of the varsity players walked away with some coveted trophies. Sophomore running back Ricaylen Wade and senior kicker Micah Randall were also honored for setting school records during the 12-2 campaign, which record-wise was the second most successful season in school history. Mack also received an award for being chosen the Offensive Player of the Year in the Big South Conference, and Randall received one for being the Big South Special Teams Player of the Year. Mack broke 1997-99 star Anthony Hillman’s single season scoring record with 164 points. Hillman tallied 162 during his senior season of ’99. Randall, who was already tied for the most kicking points during a single season, broke that mark with 86 points and set a new career kicking mark of 199 points. Mack also received the offensive MVP award. He was the leading rusher in

the Big South Conference with 1,825 yards, putting him over 2,500 for his twoyear career. With two more years remaining he is well on his way to becoming the school’s all-time leading rusher. “He had a big season,” said Coach Greg Lloyd. “He’s tough, he’s a hard runner, he protects the ball and he breaks a lot of tackles. He’s very durable. He had over 300 carries. He has a lot of good attributes. And we’ve got him for two more years! “Randall had a great season also,” he added. “He put a lot of kickoffs into the end zone and averaged over 40 yards a punt.” Senior linebacker JT Cash was also a double winner. He received the most valuable linebacker award, which is given in memory of Coach Jeff Putnam, for the second year in a row and he shared the defensive MVP award with defensive end Jerdon Pressley. “JT was All-Conference and was a three year starter,” noted Coach Lloyd. “He led us in tackles. He was very durable and also played special teams. He was in the top three in voting for conference defensive player of the year. He played excellent for three years.

“Jerdon was also a threeyear starter and an All-Conference player. He was very good. He led us in sacks, was very consistent and was a good leader. All of our seniors were great leaders. They had a lot of experience and it paid off.” Other offensive awards included: Fred Plonk Blocking Trophy, which is the oldest trophy given at KMHS and dates back to 1953 – Senior linemen Jonathan Rikard and Collin Franks. Franks was a starter on the offensive line for three years and Rikard for two and both consistently graded out high on their blocking and joined other men up front in paving the way for Mack and others to set a new school record for points scored (568) and total offense (5,272). Both were also on the All-Big South team. “They were both good senior leaders,” Coach Lloyd said. “Both were All-Conference and made a big impact on the offense. Both were very durable players. They were both so good we felt like we had to give both of them the award.” Coaches Award – Sabeian Beam. Beam was also a strong run blocker and was a big

key in giving the quarterbacks time to get the ball into the hands of their capable skill players. “This was his first year on the offensive line,” Lloyd noted. “He had been on defense before this year. He made the change easily and was a major asset to our offense at left guard.” Best Offensive Back – Kaylon Wade. Wade became just the fourth quarterback in school history to pass for over 2,000 yards in a single season (2,203) and he did that while being hobbled for several mid-season BSC games with an ankle injury. He was first team All-Conference. “He had a tremendous season, passing and running,” Lloyd said. “He had a bad injury but just gutted it out there for about three weeks and was very good at the end of the season. It’s going to be great next season to have the best quarterback in the conference coming back.” Most improved Player – Christopher Brittain. A junior, Brittain was a very versatile player for the Mountaineers. He was the number three receiver with 31 catches for 558 yards, including eight touchdowns. He was also a dangerous See BANQUET, Page 3B

Rhodes tops 1,000 KINGS MOUNTAIN for 4-year career MOUNTAINEERS Rhodes, who has started since her freshman season, hit her 1,000th point in the third quarter. The Mountaineers led most of the way in the nightcap but the Jaguars gave them a tough battle. Kings Mountain was on top 16-14 afer the first period, 37-23 t halftime and 58-44 going into the fourth quarter. Eli Paysour continued his recent scoring spree with a game-high 27 points and nine rebounds. Adrian Delph added 16 points, 10 boards, eight assists and three blocks. Freshman guard Kobe Paysour had a good allaround game with 14 points and seven steals. BOYS BOXSCORE KM (73) – K. Paysour 14, Littlejohn 8, E. Paysour 27, Hughes 2, Delph 16, Melton 2, Pressley 2.





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Leeasia Rhodes topped the 1,000 point mark in career scoring in last week's game with Forestview. Photo by Gary Smart

Kings Mountain’s Mountaineers clinched the Big South 3A Conference championship Tuesday night at Forestview with a 72-54 win over the Jaguars. And, Lady Mountaineer senior Leeasia Rhodes became the fourth player this year to top the 1,000 career points plateau. She joins teammate Hannah Clark and Mountaineers Adrian Delph and Zeke Littlejohn in that elite group. This is the first time ever Kings Mountain has had more than one player top the 1,000 point mark in the same season. The Lady Mountaineers weren’t as successful in the game as they fell to Forestview 57-48. Rhodes led the KM effort with 19 points and seven rebounds. Clark added 16 points, seven rebounds and six steals.

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Lady Pats win one, lose one

Kings Mountain’s Michael Toms ran 10th in the 55 meter dash in last week’s NC 3A Indoor Track Meet in Winston-Salem.

Don Crocker competes for the Mountaineers in Saturday’s State Indoor Track Meet in Winston-Salem.

Tuttanon medals in state track Seven Kings Mountain High athletes competed in the NCHSAA 3A state indoor track and field championship meet Saturday at the JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem.

Thai Tuttanon was the only medal winner for the Mountaineers, finishing fourth in the long jump with a jump of 20’6”. He also finished 15th in the triple jump with a jump of


to a 32-19 lead at the end of the first quarter. That increased to 57-29 by halftime and 79-39 after three, putting the running clock rule into effect. Kings Mountain’s girls made it a clean sweep in the opener, defeating the Lady Chargers 67-38 to improve to 5-9 in the conference and 12-11 overall. Junior guard Hannah Clark was the big gun, hitting the nets for 26 points. Senior Leeasia Rhodes added 14 points and eight rebounds, and Niya Kelly added 10 points. Jada Roberts had a great defensive effort with 11 blocked shots. Aalyasia Dorsey led the Lady Chargers with 25 points. Crest finished last in the conference with a 1-13 league and 2-21 overall record. The Lady Mountaineers were scheduled to face Hunter Huss on the road Monday in the opening round of the Big South tournament.

From Page 1B again for the championship game on Friday. Seedings for the state tournament will be held Saturday and KM will host a first round game on Tuesday, Feb. 20. Time will be announced Saturday. The second round is set for Thursday, Feb. 22 Kings Mountain had the Crest game in hand from the beginning. The Mountaineers, 19-5 overall, were hosting Burns in the first round of the Big South Conference tournament Monday night and will host the semi-finals and championship rounds Wednesday and Friday. Adrian Delph had another spectacular game with 32 points. Eli Paysour added 21, Zeke Littlejohn 14 and Isaiah Grier 10. Dontrail Smith led the Chargers with nine points. They completed the regular season with a 2-12 conference and 3-20 overall record. Delph scored 11 points as Kings Mountain bolted


40’8.5”. The next highest finisher was Michael Toms who finished 10th in the 55 meter dash with a time of 6.69 seconds. Kaleb Estridge was

13th in the pole vault with a jump of 12 feet. Alexis Browning finished 14th in the women’s pole vault with a jump of eight feet. Kings Mouintain’s 4x200 meter relay team

consisting of Tray Lee, Don Crocker, Shyrone Reid and Michael Toms finished 16th with a time of 1:36.5

Jerdon Pressley

Hannah Clark fires for two of her points in Friday's win over Crest at Parker Gymnasium.

JVs defeat Crest 61-53

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Boys Conf. Kings Mountain Hunter Huss North Gaston Ashbrook Stuart Cramer Forestview Crest Burns

W-L 13-1 11-3 10-4 9-5 7-7 3-11 2-12 1-13

All W-L 19-5 15-7 17-7 15-9 11-11 5-19 3-20 4-19

Girls Ashbrook Forestview North Gaston Hunter Huss Kings Mountain Burns Stuart Cramer Crest

Conf. W-L 14-0 11-3 9-5 7-7 5-9 5-9 4-10 1-13

All W-L 23-0 19-5 18-6 10-11 12-11 10-13 10-12 2-21 James Parsons

Kings Mountain High soccer standout Cassidy Calhoun, front row center, last week signed to further her education and soccer career at Belmont Abbey College. She is pictured on the front row with Greg Bridges, left, and Beth Calhoun. Back row, left to right, are KMHS athletic director Mark Latham, Lauren Campbell, Scott Campbell, KMHS soccer coach Erik Price and principal Julie Rikard.

Kings Mountain Middle School’s girls basketball team split with a pair of Lincoln County teams last week and had a 4-3 Eastern Division record and 5-5 overall mark going into a game yesterday at North Lincoln. The Kings Mountain five dropped a hard fought game to East Lincoln last Tuesday, 3834, but bounced back on Thursday to whip Lincolnton 45-27. Andrea Melton’s 22 points led the Lady Patriots in the loss to East Lincoln. Others scoring were Aaleyiah Byers six, Austyn Dixon four, and Khalia King and Monica Head one each. Playing well on defense were Alayna Patrick, Melton, Byers and Dixon. In Thursday’s victory over Lincolnton, Yasmine Robinson led the scoring with 18 points. Khalia King added seven, Andrea Melton four, Alayna Patrick three, Austyn Dixon three, Aaleyiah Byers two and Tyasyia Bell two. Robinson and Patrick led the team on offense with Patrick making great entry passes for Robinson to score. Playing well on defense were Dixon, Melton and Patrick. Byers and Robinson led the team in rebounding. Kings Mountain hosts county rival Burns at 4:15 Thursday and will travel to West Lincoln February 20 for their final regular season game. The Tri-County playoffs will be played on February 22 and 27.

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Kings Mountain High’s JV boys basketball team completed its season Friday afternoon at Parker Gym with a 61-53 victory over the Crest Chargers. The Mountaineers finished 9-5 in the Big South Conference. Rasheem Hughes led the KM attack with 24 points. Titus Clark added nine and Matt Toms eight.

Kings Mountain soccer player Chase Yow last week signed to play soccer at Brevard College. Pictured, front row, left to right, are Courtney Johnson, Michelle Yow, Chase Yow, TJ Yow and Cameron Johnson. Back row, athletic director Mark Latham, former KMHS soccer coach Dan Potter, Ricky Yow, current KMHS soccer coach Erik Price and principal Julie Rikard

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KMHS coach Greg Lloyd presents best defensive lineman award to Jeremiah Brown.

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Line coach Kevin Cruise, second from left, with linemen Jonathan Rikard, Collin Franks and Sabeian Beam.

Freshman standouts Kobe Paysour, left, and Day Day Wilson.

JT Cash and his linebacker coach, Tom Lease.

KM’s defensive MVPs, JT Cash and Jerdon Pressley.

BANQUET From Page 1B “He came a long way and improved every week,” Lloyd said. “He made big plays in every game and he played his best in the big games. His work ethic continued to improve every week.” Coaches Award – Holden Turner. Turner was another versatile junior. He was very effective on screen passes, catching 11 for 110 yards and all in key situations. Just as important, he was an outstanding blocker who led the way for Mack to gain a lot of his yards. “He was the lead blocker for our running game and did an excellent job; and he did it every week,” Coach Lloyd said. “He is very durable.” Receiver Awards – Kobe Paysour and Dontavius Hughes. Kobe Paysour, a freshman, was the team’s leading receiver with 31 catches for 778 yards. Many of his catches either scored or set up Mountaineer touchdowns, and he also had several interceptions, including a pick six. He is already receiving notice by several major colleges. “Kobe is as good a freshman as I’ve ever seen,” noted Coach Lloyd. “He had outstanding numbers and averaged over 20 yards a catch. He steadily improved throughout the season. He’s one that can dominate a ball game. He’s pretty unbelievable.” Dontavius Hughes, a senior, showed tremendous improvement from his junior year and was the #2 receiver with 31 catches for 569 yards. Eight of his catches went for touchdowns and, like Paysour, most of them were outstanding. “Dontavius came as far as anybody we’ve ever seen from his freshman year to his senior year,” Lloyd said. “He turned into a dynamic player who made big time catches in big

situations.” Other defensive awards were: Weightlifter of the Year – Nathan Lease. A three-year performer, Lease was one of the anchors of the front seven. “This is one of the awards we’re most proud of,” Lloyd said. “We really emphasize strength to improve our football program. Nobody did it any better that Nathan. A lot of guys did it great, but he rose to the top.” Best defensive back – Reese Reinhardt. Reinhardt was a two-year starter at safety and made All-Conference in both the South Mountain Athletic Conference and Big South. He will long remember the night he blocked a Forestview punt and raced into the end zone for a touchdown. “He was one of the leaders on the team,” noted Coach Lloyd. “He made a lot of big plays at big times.” Best Defensive Lineman – Jeremiah “Pork Chop” Brown. Just a junior, Brown was one of the leading tacklers on a Mountaineer defense that was one of the best around. “He had an excellent season,” noted Lloyd. “Everybody had to double team him. He is one of the best nose guards I’ve ever seen. He is a very hard worker.” Most improved on defense – Dameon Wilson. Nicknamed Day Day, Wilson was a “night night” for opposing backs. He was one of the team’s leading tacklers and a sack machine. He scored two defensive touchdowns on a fumble recovery in the end zone and a pick six. “He improved from the very start of summer throughout the season,” said Coach Lloyd. “He was a major impact player as a ninth grader. He definitely has a big time, bright future. He is a major college prospect and we look for him to continue to improve every year.”

Jerdon Pressley and defensive line coach Michael Kennedy. Head coach Greg Lloyd, left, and athletic director Mark Latham.

Ricaylen Mack admires his Big South Conference Player of the Year Award.

Reese Reinhardt and coach Michael Kennedy.

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4U Lil Dribblers Instructional Division Lil Mustangs 19 Fab Five Stars 12 – Lil Mustangs: Michael Rice 10, Easton Pierce 4, Jayveon Gash 2, Karter Alexander 3. Fab Five Stars: Channing Byers 6, Beckham Williams 2, Zander Smith 2, Grayson Boyd 2 Mighty Hawks 22 Mighty Hurricanes 21 – Mighty Hawks: Jayceon Brooks 9, Seth Tate 8, Braydon Leonard 2, Elijah Hart 2, Zuri Brown 1. Mighty Hurricanes: Jayceon Lockhardt 9, Ghailyn Smith 6, Zander Smith 6. 6U Instructional Division Devil Dawgs 23 Elite Heat 16- Devil Dawgs – Dillian Richardson 8, Lecrae Toney 7, Georgia Cruise 4, Z. Hamrick 3, Michael Rice 1– Elite Heat: Cheyanne Cannedy 7, Cyrus Smith 5, Kherian Little 3, Serwyn Wakefield 1. Blue Devils 28 Elite Dynasty 17 (Dynasty won by forfeit) – Elite Dynasty: Chaslyn Montgomery 8, Jayden Byrd 4, Frankie Byrd 3, Torean Mills 1, Kendrell Wray 1. Blue Devils: Dycen Roberts 17, Cyrus Smith 8, Kendall Wray 1, Kherian Little 1. Blue Devils 24 Devil Dawgs 14 (Devil Dawgs won by For-

feit). Devil Dawgs – LeCrae Toney 11, Dillian Richardson 1, Georgia Cruise 1, Michael Rice 1. Blue Devils – Dycen Roberts 16, Cyrus Smith 5, Kerian Little 3 9U Division The Union 9U 24 Dream Team 12– The Union 9U: Kevin Bell Jr. 8, Dereon Kee 7, Malachi Powell 4, Nazair Davis 3, Aiden Thompson 3. Dream Team: Dycen Roberts 4, Mason Powers 3, C.J. Adams 2, Farri Martin 2, Kaleigh Gullatte 1. Team Glory 23 Prodigy Runners 15– Team Glory: Silas Tate 10, Aiden Smith 9, Keenan Fowler 2, Cole Kelly 2. Prodigy Runners: Xavier Hutchens 11, Tristian McCorkle 2, Josiah Dover 2. 12U Division Warriors 22 Mustangs 12U 14 – Warriors: Zavien Smith 17, Davaughn Norris 2, Mason Demetros 2, Aiden Smith 1; Mustangs – Dorian Montgomery 8, Davis Beam 6, Dorian Montgomery 3,Jackson Beam 2, Carter Simpson 2 J. Green 2, Jayden Gash 1. Blazin Fury 35 The Union 12U 23 – Blazin Fury – Bryson Brown 15, Janiya Adams 7, Isaiah Eskridge 6, Tristian Pressley 4, Jason McClain 2, Chancellor Martin 1. The Union 12U – Sin-

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East Elementary School K-First Grade Students Win Awards Awards Day at East Elementary School was held January 26 and the following awards were presented to Kindergarten and First grade students. KIWANIS TERRIFIC KID AWARD – CERTIFICATEKINDERGARTENJazlin Dickson, Aiden Ojeda, Addie Miller, Leeland Wingard and Tryston Black. FIRST GRADE – Brianna Baity, Morgan Harris and Alex Colbert. PRINCIPAL’S PAL HOMEWORK AWARD (tag) KINDERGARTEN – Abigail Mull, Aiden Ojeda, Andrew Nealy, Annie Hyman, Annlyn Rawls, Aryon O liver, Ashton Whitley, Asia Suttles, Brianne Noblett, Jazlin Dickson, Jerry Neill, Kaydence Humphries, Lilley Scott, Morgan Kirkpatrick, Nolan McDaniel, T.J. Williams, Alyvah Wilson, Issiah Lekopites, Hayden Beach, Rylen Bolton, Jamar Currence, Ethan Hammons, Lucas Hensley, Jamiya Hicks, Lily Johns, Addison Miller, Madison Smith, Heidi Parker, Chrissy Smith, Mathias Tabares-Betancur, Rocelin Victoriano, Kaylee Walker, Leeland Wingard, Keira Wilson, Tryston Black, Khloe Brown, Jacob Farmer, Khalisi Hodge, Tesla Neese. FIRST GRADE – Hailee Arrowood, Brianna Baity, Deann Crawford, Ezra Ellis, Jonathan Garcia-Diaz, Noah Heffran,

Dallas Lance, Caleb McAbee, Kevin McCaskill, McKenzie McDonald, Cayence Perry, Hunter Swink, Jenicia Watson, Alex Colbert, Logan Ezzell, Avery Gann, Morgan Harris, Brody Jones, Cailyn Raby, Jace Rhyne, Apollo Setzer, Ruthie Ware, Peyten Wood, Mason McCurry, Kalee O’Neal, James Howell. FIRST GRADE A HONOR ROLL (CERTIFICATE AND TAG) Brianna Baity, Deanna Crawford, Ezra Ellis, Jonathan Garcia-Diaz, Rafeal Glenn, Noah Heffran, McKenzie McDonald, Caydence Perry, Hunter Swink, Jenicia Watson, Alex Cobert, Caelyn Raby, Apollo Setzer, and Ruthie Ware. A/B HONOR ROLL (CERTIFICATE AND TAG) Dallas Lance, Caleb McAbee, Kevin McCaskill, Avery Gann, James Howell, Jesse James McBride, Kaylee O’Neal, Curtis Perters, Jace Rhyne, Akeelah Stroud, Peyten Wood, Avery Gann. KINDERGARTEN AND FIRST GRADE (all Tag awards) SCIENCE AWARD – Jerry Neill, Jacob Farmer and Christian Harrison. MATH AWARD Aryon Oliver, Madison Smith, Noah Heffran and Alex Colbert. SOCIAL STUDIES – Aiden Ojeda, Rylen Bolton, Serenity Colbert and Mason McCurry.

READING AWARD - Annlyn Rawls, Lucas Hensley, Ezra Ellis and Ruthie Ware. HANDWRITING AWARD – Lillian Scott, Hayden Beach, Hailee Arrowood, and Kaylee O’Neal. PHONICS AWARD – Nolan McDaniel, Heidi Parker, Jenicia Watson and Caelyn Raby. FIRST GRADE SPELLING AWARD (TAG) Caydence Perry and Kahmille Currence. PERFECT ATTENDANCE (CERTIFICATE) KINDERGARTEN Aiden Ojeda, Annlyn Rawls, Lucas Hensley, Mathias Tavares-Betancur, Rocelin Victoriano, Tryston Black. FIRST GRADE Jonathan Garcia-Diaz, McKenzie McDonald, Jenicia Watson, Logan Ezzell, Morgan Harris, Christian Harrison, Brody Jones, Jace Rhyne. KINDERGARTEN AND FIRST GRADE (Tags) ART AWARDS - Lillian Scott, Lucas Hensley, Khalisi Hodge, Caelyn Raby; Music awards – Annlyn Rawls, Heidi Parker, Caydence Perry, Logan Ezzell; PE awards – Nolan McDaniel, Lucas Hensley, MacKenzie McDonald, Christian Harrison.



East Elementary students in 2nd-4th grade receive awards East Elementary students in 2-4 grades received awards at Awards Day Jan. 26 at the school. KIWANIS TERRIFIC KID (CERTIFICATE) SECOND GRADE – Alyssa Smarr, Dominic Paysour, Bradley Cruzan, Samya Evans. THIRD GRADE – Kyra O’Banner, Kaleb Heath, Cayleigh Blanton, Chesnee Cutler, Christian Hill and

Madison Bolton. FOURTH GRADE – Alexis Jones, Sean McCurry, Cydnie McCurry, Shyla Heath, Karmen Rodgers and Aiden Smith. PRINCIPAL’S PAL HOMEWORK AWARD (TAG) SECOND GRADE – Eliza Cordle, Alayna Crawford, Dane Davis, Jazzmen Hale, Harper Hill, Brayden Hosey, Coraline

Huntsinger, Audrina Jones, Carter Kelly, Kaidance McCaskill, Landon Moore, Dominic Paysour, Zonnique Roberson, Maddox Robinson, Alyssa Smarr, Armoni Smith, Timothy Stamey, McKinzie Walker, Izsabeel Adair, Gavin Barrett, Westley Barnes, Bradley Cruzan, Luke Rowell, Landan Goad, Camren Houser, Landyn Mergott, Kendrah Moore, See EAST 2ND-4TH, Page 5B

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From Page 4B Madison Roper, Nakadin Shelton, Jasmine Suarez and Landon Willis. THIRD GRADE Hunter Black, Jaiden Borders, Daeshawn Camp, Karsyn Criswell, Zi Hughes, Ariel Humphries, Ayen Ingram, Patrick Lewis Jr., Lilly Parker, Daniel Ramsey, Jazlyn Roseboro, Wyatt Wooten, Aliceson Simpson, Mario Wilson, JaMari Bess, Caleigh Blanton, Layla Breakfield, Phoenix Calhoun, Madisyn Clay, Chesney Cutler, Nazire Davis, Alan Goode, Kayla Goode, Aiden McDonald, Elijah Perry, Abbey Smith, Zariah Toms, Sophie Arrowood, Alyssa Goode, Ian Hall, Javarein Jackson, Elijah Jones, Greysen Miller, Lilly Nealy, Layla Putnam, Kevin Walker, Tony Watson, and Levi Rowell. FOURTH GRADE Katelynn Blanton, Lillie Bolin, Cody Bull, Justin Curry, Dominic Davis, Lucas Davis, Ramiyah Fordham, Nathan Jackson, Alexis Jones, Gabriel Lubas, Sean McCurry, Jayden McDonald, Katelyn McDonald, Alona Noblett, Emarie Pressley,



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Paint & Body Shop Phillip Scism

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CASE NO. Z-1-12-17 The City of Kings Mountain is proposing a Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment for the following:


DOG BOARDING Does your dog need a vacation too? Dog Boarding • Doggy Wash

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WALTER M. WADE, JR. Amity Building Kings Mountain, N.C. 28086 President Phone 704-739-1311


& Scrap Metal of Shelby Come Pull Your Own Parts!

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

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Article VI – Section 16.6 “Overlay Districts” “Kings Mountain Boulevard, Dixon School Road and I-85 Thoroughfare Protection District”. CASE NO. Z-2-12-17 The City of Kings Mountain is proposing a Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment for the following:

Auto Parts U Pull We buy copper, aluminum, aluminum cans, cars, steel, cast iron, tin, and brass

Ayonna Stroud, Anna Wooten, Omari Wilson, KeJa Baker Parker, Candice Barrett, Conner Black, Bre Bull, Phylicia Eubanks, Jayden Finley, Gavin Floyd, Justin Floyd, Jordayn Gantt, Shyla Heath, Autumn Heffran, Landyn Howell, Farri Martin, Cydnie McCurry, Coley Peters, Taylor Wilson, Jayden Wingard, Alyssa Barrett, Natalie Brown, Abby Cody, Olivia Coplen, Laila Degree, Parker Faircloth, Cambria Fee, McKenzie Foster, Brayden Harvey, Keaton Hedgepath, Micah Marlow, Thomas Phillips, Alley Powers, Karemn Rodgers, Aiden Smith, Alex Stevens and Trayton Teal. A HONOR ROLL (CERTIFICATE AND TAG) SECOND GRADE Dave Davis, Jazzmen Hale, Landon Moore, Dominic Paysour, Maddox Robinon, Gavin Barrett, Bradley Cruzan, Landan Goad, Camren House, Madison Roper, Jasmine Suarez and Landon Willis. THIRD GRADE Kaylee Clary, Ariel Humphries, Madisyn Clay, Ian Hall, Layla Putnam, Kevin Walker and Lilly Nealy. FOURTH GRADE Dominic Davis, Lucas Davis, Anna Wooten, Phylicia Eubanks, Coley Peters, and Brayden Harvey. A/B HONOR ROLL (CERTIFICATE AND TAG) SECOND GRADE Alayna Crawford, Coraline Huntsinger, Carter Kelly, Kaidance McCaskill, Alyssa Smarr, Audrina Jones, Armoni Smith, Timothy Stamey, Izabella Adair, Kendrah Moore and Luke Rowell. THIRD GRADE Hunter Black, Daeshawn Camp, Karsyn Criswell, Ayven Ingram, Daniel Ramsey, Jazlyn Roseboro, Caleb Watts, Wyatt Wooten, Ja’Mari Bess, Kayla Goode, Blane Nations, Elijah Perry, Alyssa Goode, Elijah Jones, Krystaline Strickland. FOURTH GRADE Lillie Bolin, Justin Curry, Gabriel Lucas, Omari Wilson, Candice Barrett, Conner Black, Jayden Finley, Justin Floyd, Shyla Heath, Autumn Heffren, Farri Martin, Alyssa Barrett, Laila Degree, Parker Faircloth, Cambria Fee, McKenzie Foster, Karmen Rodgers and Aiden Smith.

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Article VIII – “Special Requirements” – SR26 For additional information you may contact the Planning Department at 704-734-4595. You are welcome to attend the City Council public hearing on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 6:00 pm to express your opinion on the above amendments. KMH3825 (2/14/2018)

SCIENCE AWARD (TAG) SECOND GRADE Yahzeem Williams, Landyn Mergott. THIRD GRADE Wyatt Wooten, Dee Colbert, Jamariana Currence FOURTH GRADE Anna Wooten, Jordayn Gantt, Micah Martan MATH AWARD (TAG) SECOND GRADE Armoni Smith, Camren Houser THIRD GRADE Ariel Humphries, Madisyn Clay, Krystaline Strickland FOURTH GRADE Lucas Davis, Coley Peters, McKenzie Foster SOCIAL STUDIES (TAG) SECOND GRADE Jesson Smith THIRD GRADE Curtis Campbell, Noah Jones, Jaida Bailey FOURTH GRADE Jayden McDonald, Natalie Brown READING AWARD (TAG) SECOND GRADE Harper Hill, Landan Goad THIRD GRADE Ayven Ingram, Phoenix Calhoun, Layla Putnam FOURTH GRADE Dominic Davis, Autumn Heffran, Abby Cody SPELLING AWARD (tag) SECOND GRADE Dane Davis THIRD GRADE Lilly Parker, Lucas Howell, Kevin Walker FOURTH GRADE Gabriel Lucas, Landyn Howell, Olivia Coplen HANDWRITING AWARD (tag) SECOND GRADE Coraline Huntsinger, Gavin Barrett THIRD GRADE Daeshawn Camp, Zariyah Oliver, K’Leigh Stroud FOURTH GRADE Katelynn Blanton, Bre Bull, Alex Stevens PERFECT ATTENDANCE (CERTIFICATE) SECOND GRADE Coraline Huntsinger, Carter Kelly, Bradley Cruzan, Alyssa Moss, Madison Roper, Samya Evans. THIRD GRADE Hunter Black, Jaiden Borders, Dawshawn Camp, Curtis Campbell, Karsyn Criswell, Zi Hughes, Ayven Ingram, Lillian Parker, Caleb Watts, Wyatt Wooten, Cayleigh Blanton, Aiden McDonald, Zariah Toms, Ian Hall and Greyson Miller. FOURTH GRADE Nathan Jackson, Anna Wooten, Conner Black, Alex Suarez, Parker Faircloth, Brayden Harvey, Thomas Phillips, Alex Stevens and Alexis Jones ART AWARDS (tag) SECOND GRADE Luke Rowell, Alayna Crawford THIRD GRADE Kaleb Heath, Matthew Simpson, Phoenix Calhoun FOURTH GRADE Nathan Jackson, Alex Suaraez, Alyssa Barrett MUSIC AWARDS (TAG) SECOND GRADE Kendrah Moore, Dane Davis THIRD GRADE Ariel Humphries, Kevin Walker, Layla Breakfield FOURTH GRADE Anna Wooten, Phylicia Eubanks, Allison Powers PE AWARDS (tag) SECOND GRADE Bradley Cruzan, Carter Kelly THIRD GRADE Ayven Ingram, Levi Rowell, Nazire Davis FOURTH GRADE Anna Wooten, Jordan Gantt, Keaten Hedgepath

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CLASSIFIED ADS To place your ad go to or call Kathy at 704-739-7496. EMPLOYMENT LOCAL SAWMILL HAS OPENINGS. Current openings for Production Support Staff. Apply in person at the sawmill located at 470 Gaffney Ferry Road in Gaffney, SC or send resume to njones@ PEAK RESOURCES OF SHELBY. Now hiring for CNA, LPN and RN positions. Please apply within at 1101 North Morgan Street, Shelby, NC.






Premier Federal Credit Union-Kings Mountain Premier FCU is seeking a dynamic individual to fill the position of Teller Services Specialist in our Kings Mountain branch. Candidate must be willing to offer unparalleled service to credit union members. Prior credit union/ banking experience a plus. Please apply at

HOUSE CLEANING. Will perform light cleaning duties and maintain private households or commercial establishments. Some of these duties include dusting, vacuuming, washing dishes, making beds, doing and putting away laundry, cleaning bathrooms, sweeping and mopping. Will perform household errands such as grocery shopping & pharmacy pickup. Prices vary according to job. Shelby & Upper Cleveland County areas. Call or text Cindy, 980295-9211. (704) 538-7797

PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS with Scratch Pads! Press Room Printing. 704-4822243. (704) 538-5788

Gravel, 7-8 Ton, Crusher Run. $200 per load. Washed gravel, $240 per load. Shelby. (704) 692-6025

CARPORTS, GARAGE, HORSE BARNS. Installed in 2 to 3 weeks or sooner in most cases (standard). Best on site display around. Call J Johnson Sales, Forest City. (828) 2455895

Salon Equipment For Sale. Good condition. Good Price! Must See! (864) 490-8555

CASH FOR YOUR CAR running or not, title or no title. Call Charles Dellinger at Red Road Towing. 704-692-6767 or (704) 487-0228

RENTAL PROPERTY MAINTENANCE MAN NEEDED. Must have own tools and reliable transportation. Call (704) 484-2015 MAINTENANCE MAN & GROUNDS KEEPER. Needed full time for Rental Properties. Must have valid NC drivers license. (704) 473-4299 EXPERIENCED CARPENTERS NEEDED. Lake Lure area. Must have some tools and transportation. Call Dale Fender. (828) 289-9399 DIESEL/TRUCK MECHANIC. Full and part time. 1 year experience. Local job. Excellent pay. Good benefits. Cyclone Trucking. (704) 236-4095 DRIVERS WANTED: CLASS A CDL. Eight positions available in Spartanburg, SC. Full or part time. 2 years experience. 53’ trailers. All local trips. Excellent pay. Great benefits. Cyclone Trucking in Spartanburg. (704) 2364095 SEEKING EMPLOYMENT. I will sit with the elderly & light housekeeping. Rutherfordton, Forest City. Any days/hours, $10 hour. 828-287-0982. (828) 305-0595 GREAT PAY, GREAT CLIENTS. GREAT TEAM. Stylist needed for the oldest established shop in town. We are looking for experienced, but not limited to, you must have a basic knowledge and understanding about cuts and color. We offer booth rental or commission with a new stylist program. Trendsetters, contact Joe 704-477-1128. (704) 482-8626 CLASS A CDL DRIVERS HIRING BONUS SOUTHEAST REGIONAL. Out 3 to 4 days; Home W/E. Pays $.40 to $.45 per HUB mile – based on experience Det, P&D AND Min Day pay guarantee. Small Family Oriented Company. Contact: AJ Bachelder (aj@ Briarpatch Greenhouses, Inc. 2427 Oak Grove Rd, Shelby, NC. (704) 481-0014 NOW HIRING ROOFERS. Experienced Single Ply Roofers and Experienced Shingle Roofers. Must have valid drivers license. Cline Co., Inc. (704) 477-0516 DUMP TRUCK DRIVER NEEDED. Gastonia area. (828) 527-8223 Industrial Laboratory Technicians Wanted. To operate equipment: wash/ dry; electrical test and visual test rubber products. Will train. Full Time with benefits (medical/dental/vision/ Life/401K). Apply in person at Safety Test, 107 Cherryville Rd, Shelby. ELECTRICANS AND ELECTRICIAN HELPERS NEEDED. EXPERIENCE NEEDED. CLEAN DRIVING RECORD AND CRIMINAL BACKGROUND. NO OUT OF TOWN WORK. PAY DEPENDING ON EXPERIENCE (704) 538-8901 L AD O N NADED M O N D@ GMAIL.COM EXPERIENCED CNA. Decades of experience as a caregiver to the elderly. Will care for elderly in their home. Either live-in or by shift. Excellent references. (828) 287-7087 Farm Labor Workers Needed. Must have NC drivers license. (704) 473-4299 I AM SEEKING EMPLOYMENT with a small delivery company part time. Will drive a van, straight truck or 18 wheeler. I can drive afternoon or evening, no mornings. I also can drive cars, rollback or car hauler for an auto dealer. (828) 289-3371


Singer sewing machine. Model 29K71 Operator. Need one time demonstration for set up and operation of this Singer/ Sutton Landis commercial sewing machine. Will pay $100 fee. (704) 824-3965 brooks001@ Have Clean Driving Record. Must pass drug test & physical. Call United Cab at (704) 482-7000 CNC Machinist 2nd shift 3pm to 11pm Competitive pay & bene¿ts. Minimum ¿ve year’s experience on lathes, some milling experience a plus. Experience with live tooling a plus but not necessary. Must have own tools and dependable transportation. Responsibilities Include: Set-up, troubleshoot & edit programs and operate CNC machines. NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for part time office sales & other duties. APPLY IN PERSON. Transit Damage Freight; 1639 US Hwy. 74A, Suite 180. Spindale Worker for Chicken Farm. Need to be able to operate farm equipment. No drunks or drugs. Check chicken houses and clean up. Must live in mobile home on property 2 bedroom 2 bath. This a 7 day job.. background check required. If you are dependable and want to work. call 704 692 7362 or (704) 692-8752 NEED SOMEONE FOR MAINTENANCE WORK. Must have a clean driving record and experience with working on rental property. Apply in person at 1025 County Home Road, Shelby, NC 28152. 704-472-4666.

BUSINESS SERVICES WNC CHIMNEY SWEEP, WESTERN CAROLINA. Insured & Licensed. Cleaning, Repair, Caps, Pest Removals. 22 years experience. Ellenboro +75 miles. Call Neal. (828) 223-7730 TRAVELING TUTOR, Angela Bunney. Tutoring at location of your choice. Tutoring in all subjects, Kindergarten- 6th grade. Homework help, Specialized in Reading Help. Reasonable rates per hour. Call 704-718-3419 or BA Education, K-6 Lenior-Rhyne University. Classroom teacher for 20 years. References available. Making Learning Fun! HANDYMAN, RETIRED. General contractor available for small job repairs & fixes. Deck repair a specialty. Call Bob, (828) 476-6058 YARD CLEAN-UP. Debris Removal. Spreading Gravel and Mulch. Creating flower beds and small Gardens and stone walkways. Bush trimming and small tree removal or pruning. Practically anything outdoors. Tidy up your place. You call, I haul. No job too small in Cleveland County. (980) 295-0750 CLEVELAND COUNTY GARAGE DOORS. Winter Garage Door Special: Single size starting at $499. Double size starting at $849. Garage door repairs & installations. Ask about glass door installation & repair. 704-419-0117 (704) 472-9367 CONCRETE WORK. Driveways, Patios, Sidewalks, Masonry, Repairs. Stucco and Brick repairs. John Ellison (828) 289-3692

DOG KENNELS FOR SALE. Starting at $179.99. Size 10x20 $399.99. Other sizes are available. Call J Johnson Sales, Forest City. (828) 2455895 TRAILERS: WE BUY, SALE, TRADE (must have title). Parts and service on most models. New 5x10 $695 with this ad. Call J Johnson Sales, Forest City. (828) 245-5895 HEAVY DUTY 5X8 utility trailer, $300. Garden tiller, front tines, $150. 30” fan on stand, 120v, $75. Wood storage cabinet with shelves & doors, $100. (828) 245-8194

Amazing Woodworking Saw Great Woodworking Deal! See this amazing woodworking saw in action, it does most of the work. amazingsaw@

FOR SALE SEASONED AND FRESH FIREWOOD. Short bed, $60. Long bed, $80. Dump truck, $200 (10’ long x 3’ high). Will deliver. (828) 461-2379 WANTED, NON RUNNING RIDING MOWER. Must be good condition. (Shelby area). Call or text pic and price. Please leave message & phone number (704) 472-5962 ALL HOLIDAY BARBIES. Gone with the Wind. Books, Aiwa stereo system, picture art, Game Boy & gamer, video camera, craft beads, cassette cabinet, DVD rack, CD’s, VHS Marilyn collection. (828) 6915662 HORSE QUALITY HAY. Large round bales, 13% protein, in the dry. $40 each. Ten or more bales $35 each. Belwood area. Call and leave message. (704) 538-8389 TAIL PIPE MUFFLER ENDS. 2.5” opening. Stainless steel Thunderbolt brand. Can text photos. $75 each OBO. (704) 300-1818 RAILROAD CORRIDOR. Beside Gilboa Methodist Church, Rutherfordton, NC. 1,433’ +/-, includes 50’ each side of track. That’s over 1/4 mile! $125,000. (828) 395-8010 FLAGS AND FLAG POLES. 15 ft., 20 ft., and 25 ft., poles in stock. Delivery and installation available. Call J Johnson Sales, Forest City. (828) 245-5895 HORSE QUALITY KY31 FESCUE HAY. Round roles or square bales in barn with no rain. Bring your truck or can deliver. Ellenboro. Call 828453-7768. (828) 447-6441 4X6 UTILITY TRAILER. In great condition, $350. Women’s size 18 pants and tops, $2 each. 828-305-4498. (828) 287-0982 ADJUSTABLE DOUBLE BED. Like new, $600. Solid oak king bedroom suite, $700. Maytag washer/dryer, $150. Architect drawing table, $50. (828) 429-1390 LARGEST TRAILER INVENTORY and Selection around. BEST prices, new 5x8 $525. Custom built welcome. 2k to 20 ton Utility, Cargo, Dump, Equipment, Livestock. J Johnson Sales, Forest City. (828) 245-5895 CARPORTS, RV/BOAT COVERS, Equipment, Hay, Livestock. Protect your investments. Largest on site display around, 1000’s of options, 12’ to 60’ wide, 300’ or longer. J Johnson Sales, Forest City. (828) 245-5895 PAYLESS STORAGE BUILDINGS Top Quality. Cash, 90 days same as cash, (rent to own, no credit check). Same or next day delivery on in stock inventory. Free 75 miles. J Johnson Sales, Forest City. (828) 245-5895 (2) CEMETERY PLOTS for sale at Eternal Hills. Call for more info. (828) 429-4840 10” TABLE SAW ON STAND, $125. One bag size cement mixer, 120v, $125. 12 ton hydraulic floor jack, $100. (828) 245-8194

TRAILERS, LAWNMOWER TRAILERS, Flatbed Trailers, Enclosed Trailers, Horse & Cattle Trailers, Saddlery. Check our prices and quality before you buy. Bridges Riding Equipment. Boiling Springs , NC. (704) 434-6389 REFRIGERATORS, STOVES, WASHERS, DRYERS, and odd furniture. Call after 5pm, call 704-482-0540. (704) 4810954 WORLD WAR II YEARS. Life Magazines bound into hardback book. Best offer. Curio Cabinet $70. (704) 974-8440 INSERT, APPALACHIAN MORNING. Fireplace insert, wood stove. Serious inquires only. $425. (704) 730-1171 NEW IN ORIGINAL CARTON. Entava wall-in tub. Right hand drain. 59.5” long, 36.5” deep, 28” wide. $1100. Ask for Brenda or Don. (803) 222-2105 KENMORE SEWING MACHINE, attachments decorating stitch. New Brother Overlock. Singer Tiny Serger. Variety of sewing & quilting piece material. (828) 245-5314 HURST 6.5’x20’ Landscape Trailer. Steel heavy duty drive on tail gate. Duel axles with brakes and Gorilla lift and Jungle Jim Rack and trailer tongue tool box. $2600. Call Ken. (704) 419-9083 FERRIS 48” Walk-Behind Mower. Bought new September 2017. Has 3 hours on mower. New cost $6300, will sell for $4500. Call Ken (704) 419-9083 DISCOUNT POOL SUPPLY, INC. Now offering above & inground pools. We also open/ close pools, maintenance, etc. Also offering parts & supplies. 704-418-3277. (828) 245-7540 (2) 500 WATT OUTSIDE LIGHT FIXTURES, $75. 8’ single axle, springs, wheels & tires, $400. Rough sawed poplar lumbar, 4-14” wide, 15002000 board feet, $300/1000bf. (828) 245-8194 Dirt, 7-8 Ton, Screened Topsoil. $160 per load. Shelby. (704) 692-6025

LARGE MAHOGANY CHINA CABINET. 2 piece, Asian theme carving, top with shelves & glass, bottom with drawers & cabinets, $550 OBO. No checks. (828) 4292497 Collectibles For Sale. Tiara punch bowl with 12 cups and ladle, $45. 2 porcelain dolls, $12 and $20. (828) 429-8607 Electric Hospital Bed, Excellent Condition. Used very little. $425. 704-418-6800 or (704) 487-1389 Appliances - for sale -remodeling - Remodeling kitchen - Appliances for sale. GE Refridgerator $150 (large with ice and top freezer - ivory. GenAire Gas/ Electric Stove - Black - $100. KitchenAid Dishwasher - Ivory - $75.00. All are clean. 704484-1091 or 704-472-0470. Can text pictures. REFRIGERATORS, STOVES, WASHERS, DRYERS. Discount Prices. 1205 Earl Rd, Shelby, NC. (704) 487-4443

I PAY CASH FOR DIABETIC Test Strips. Up to $10 per 100ct. Must be Unused, Unexpired. I’m local & pay fast. (828) 577-4197 COUNTY LINE TIMBER. Buying Hardwood & Pine Timber, 8 acres+. Also, Pine Thinning. Over 25 years experience. Member of NCFA. 828-248-3659. (828) 2890742 WWII COLLECTOR wanting to BUY German Pistols, Military Guns, Helmets, Knives & Flags. I BUY Small & Large Gun Collections also. Licensed FFL, TOP cash paid. (828) 980-3329

FARM & GARDEN SQUARE BALES OF GRASS HAY. $5 per bale. Call anytime. (704) 482-6010 4x5 Fescue Hay 2016 Spring Cut, good quality, dry storage, 7 bales available for $250 at barn. Leave message. (704) 482-9408


Horse Quality Barn Kept Round Bales of Fescue. $40 each. Clean, no weeds. Outside round bales of horse quality Fescue, $25 each. (704) 477-8623

BLACK ANGUS CATTLE FOR SALE. Steers, bulls, replacement heifers, cows and cow/calf pairs. Call or text (704) 418-1071

2017 SPRING CUT FESCUE HAY. No rain, $4.50 per bale. (704) 538-4110

FESCUE HAY FOR SALE. 4’x5’ net wrapped bales, $25 each. (704) 472-8848

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

HORSE BOARDING. Specializing in Care of Retirement Horses. (704) 434-9104

Cub Cadet Mower. 42” cut, $300. Snapper with bagger, 33” cut, $200. Both run good. 5’x7’ utility lawnmower trailer, $300. (704) 692-4304

CKC REGISTERED CHIHUAHUAS. Applehead Teacup and Miniature Chihuahua puppies. Shots UTD. Ready to go. $ 200 each. (704) 8135981

WANT TO BUY WANT TO BUY CARS, TRUCKS. Trailers, Metal Boats, Tractors, Farm Equipment & scrap metal. Must have ID & proof of ownership. Callahan’s Towing. (704) 6921006 BUYING JUINK CARS, title or no title, running or not. Fast on time service. (704) 692-6752 WE BUY UNWANTED JUNK CARS. We will come to you. We pay cash on the spot. Not titles needed. ID required. (803) 374-7545 WANTED: OLD AND NEW AMMO. Reloading supplies. (828) 245-6756 WANT TO BUY LAND to build a home, minimum 5 acres, wooded, mountain view. Email details, price, etc to: WANTED TO BUY. Good Used Furniture and Appliances, and antiques and estates. Call after 5pm, 704-4820540. (704) 481-0954 $$CASH$$ for Old Fishing Lures. Call Rick Hutton Collector. (704) 695-4917

SPRING CUT SQUARE BALES FESCUE. $4.50 each. Round bales, horse quality, 4x5 bales, very clean, no weeds, stored in dry, $40 each. Fall cut Fescue, $25 each. (704) 477-8623 PEKA-TZU PUPPIES. CKC registered. 1st shot & worming. Also taking deposits on Pekingese. (864) 490-4979 LIVESTOCK FOR SALE. Pure breed, Angus Bulls and Heifers. Jacob Fork Ranch. Call 704-538-1199. (704) 6007847 Sweetgrass Turkeys, Toms and Hens. $25. Will sell entire flock for much less. Also, Cochin & Silkie Bantam roosters. (704) 472-2586 GERMAN ROTTWEILER PUPPIES. Rottweiler puppies for sale, AKC registered. Will be huge with big Teddy bear heads, $1000. Call or text (704) 692-8115 CKC Registered Shih-Tzu Puppies. Females $850, males $800. Ready 2/12. (980) 251-3529 RABBITS FOR SALE $10 each. (704) 473-2696

Nippon Electric Glass, LLC Fiber Glass Products 940 Washburn Switch Road, Shelby, NC 28150

Nippon Electric Glass, (formerly PPG Industries), Inc. is currently interviewing for full-time production positions at its Shelby, NC Fiber Glass manufacturing facility. If you are interested in working in a dynamic, growth oriented environment and being part of a successful, global company, we invite you to join our team. This position requires use of, or access to, information subject to the Export Control Regulations. Accordingly, only U.S. citizens, Green Card holders and political asylees or refugees are eligible to apply. NEG offers competitive wages & excellent benefits including health care, savings plan, education assistance, vacation time & paid holidays. Production operations run 24/7 with 12 hour rotation shifts. Production positions include lifting & carrying, packing, loading, cleaning, and operating equipment or general utility. Production workers starting salary is between $15.79, $16.35, and $16.84/hr. with pay increases every six months for one year. We also offer 1 week of vacation after 6 months and 2 weeks after 1 year of employment. TO APPLY YOU MUST HAVE EARNED A CAREER READINESS CERTIFICATE THROUGH THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE AT THE BRONZE LEVEL OR HIGHER. QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS SHOULD APPLY THROUGH WWW.JOBSPPG.COM Applicants must have the legal right to work in the United States. Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V

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CLASSIFIED ADS To place your ad go to or call Kathy at 704-739-7496. CARS & TRUCKS






1998 F-700 Ford C&C, 84” CA, 429 V-8, 5 speed. Has PTO and pump. White color. $3695. Call Tom, 704-4736384.

FOR SALE BY OWNER. 6+ acres land with well and septic. 3000 feet off main highway with view. North of Casar. $28,000 firm. Call Johnny Short at (704) 538-8408

VERY NICE 2 Bedroom, 1 bath. Chase area. $650 month. Call for details. Rentals Unlimited. (828) 245-7400

Mobile Home on 1 acre. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, Lawndale area. Month to Month rent, $500 monthly. Pets allowed. (704) 466-2671

LARGE RENOVATED COUNTRY HOME. 3 bedroom plus bonus room, 2.5 baths, new heat/air, hardwood floors, double enclosed garage, 3 outside buildings, 2 acre lot, 4 miles west of Polkville. Rent $1200 month. No inside pets or HAP. (704) 487-5480

MOBILE HOMES & APARTMENTS. In Kings Mountain. Price starting at $100 per week. Call (evenings) 704739-1425 or (704) 739-4417

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath House for rent. $1250 month, $1250 deposit. 770 Ware Road, Shelby. Contact (704) 4842015

2 Bedroom Mobile Home. Central Heat & air. Located on private lot south of Shelby. $500 month plus deposit. (704) 418-1999

UTILITIES INCLUDED, $289 WEEKLY. Monthly Rates Available. WoodSpring Suites, newly renovated. Fully furnished studio w/kitchenette. Group Rates Available. 1010 Sue Lane, Shelby. (704) 487-1001

LARGE 3/4 BEDROOM, 1.5 BATH Brick home, Forest City. Recently remodeled, heat pump. No pets! $800 + deposit. (828) 458-7403

1930 Ford Roadster Model A Roadster. Also 1931 Ford Model A Coupe. Both restored. (704) 482-4717 2001 Buick Century V-6, 64k miles, new tires. $3950. 704-434-5241 or (704) 4189986 1999 Ford Econoline Cargo Van Work van with tool and parts bins. Ladder rack. Heavy metal Bulkhead. For parts or sell complete. Needs transmission. $1500. (704) 300-1818 2012 Ford Fusion SEL. 74k miles, leather, aluminum wheels, $5500. (828) 2873280 1989 Chevrolet Blazer 4x4, $1750. 1999 Blazer 4x4, $2500. 2002 Nissan Altima, $3500. 1988 Mazda 4x4 truck, $2500. (828) 287-8668

1/2 ACRE MOBILE HOME LOT and 3 acre Mobile Home lot. Both in Casar on paved street & county water. 704-538-1199. (704) 6007847 FOR SALE BY OWNER. North Shelby area. 3 bedroom, 3 bath, finished basement, 2 car garage, over 2700 square feet living area. Quite cul-de-sac. By appointment only. For more info, 704-4848015 or (704) 435-5512 LAWNDALE AREA. Cleared 1.3 acre lot, water and septic, priced to sell. Owner will finance with low down payment. Call Bryant Realty or (704) 567-9836

$189.99 & UP WEEKLY SPECIAL. Town & Country Inn (Super 8 Motel) Spindale. WiFi, Micro-fridge, 32” flatscreen, HD Showtime/ ESPN. Nightly $44.99 & up. (828) 286-3681 NEWLY REMODELED. Energy Efficient 1 Bedroom Apartment, Forest City. $425 per month plus deposit. Also, 2BR, $465. (828) 248-1776 HICKORY CREEK APARTMENTS FOR SENIORS (62 & older), disabled (50 & older). 418 E. Warren St., Shelby. Now taking applications for waiting list. EHO. (704) 487-6354 LIONS SENIOR VILLAGE has 1 bedroom HUD subsidized apartments for low income seniors. Taking applications. Age 62 or older. 211 N. Morgan St, Shelby. Equal Housing Opportunity. (704) 482-7723

2005 Chrysler Town & Country Van, needs transmission, $400. 1997 Mercury, 131,400 low miles. $2000. 2003 Chevy Van, nice, $1900. (828) 223-1982

East Rutherford County. Off Highway 120, beautiful 1.5 acre lot cleared and ready for home with water & septic. Owner will finance with low down payment. Call Bryant Realty (704) 567-9836

1999 Cadillac DeVille extended version, 77,000 miles, all black, chrome wheels, excellent condition. $4800. 704-487-0550 or (704) 678-3954

Near Kings Mountain National Park. Lot has water and septic tank. Low down payment, owner finance. Bryant Realty. www.bryantrealty. org (704) 567-9836

Spacious Mobile Homes. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, near Moss Lake, rent to own for $525 month! Central heat/air, large yards, pets ok. 980-939-6633 ext 1 (980) 939-6633

1993 Mazda MX-5 Miata $3300 OBO; 157,240 miles; 5 speed; red; AC; hard top, runs well; new tires; fun car! Call (704) 300-6805

4.3 ACRES ON HWY. 64/74A, Green Hill. Approx 7 miles from Lake Lure. Wooded, over 475’ road frontage. $29,900. (864) 909-1035

Remodeled Mobile Homes. 3 bedroom, 2 bath. Near Middle School, rent to own for $495 and $525 month. Central heat/ air, pets ok. 980-939-6633, ext 1. (980) 939-6633

2010 Lexus IS 250 fully loaded. 108+k miles, rear wheel drive, good condition, $12,500. (828) 289-6467

NICE COUNTRY LIVING. 2 bedroom mobile homes for rent. 10 minutes from Shelby. NO PETS. Seniors welcome. (704) 692-0447


801 SOUTH LAFAYETTE STREET. Shelby, NC. Office spaces for rent. Starting at $359. 704-472-4666. (704) 472-3100

WANT TO BUY. Pop-up campers. (828) 429-3935

MOTORCYCLES & ATVS 2007 YAMAHA TOUR DELUXE 1300cc, All Accessories, Garage Kept, 19000 miles. $5000 obo. Call 704460-6457 or (704) 263-2869

VACATIONS OCEAN LAKES 3 Bedroom, 2Bath. Washer/dryer, gas grill, golf cart included. $1200 wk. (704) 472-7145 OCEAN LAKES VACATION. 1678 STARFISH. 3 bedroom, washer, dryer, large covered front porch. Reduced rates for spring & fall. Summer dates avail. 704-473-6109. (704) 4842015 OCEAN LAKES, MYRTLE BEACH, Cottage N34. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, den, kitchen/dining, covered deck, near country store. Call Dorcas 803-635-9831. (803) 7182659 OCEAN LAKES BEACH HOUSE. 2 bedroom, 2 bath. Also, pullout couch, queen size & golf cart. Weeks & weekends. Good off season rates. 704-482-9781 (704) 472-5182 TWO BEACH HOUSES FOR RENT. one in Ocean Lakes, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, golf cart included. One in Ocean Side Village, Surfside. 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath. Real nice. Washer/dryer, golf cart included. Ocean view off back porch. (704) 434-9502

LOST & FOUND LOST DOG. Male intact Pug mix, missing from 221A area. White with brown spots. Forest City. (828) 395-3365


2&3 BEDROOM APARTMENTS. available now! Stove & refrigerator furnished, W/D hookups. Rent based on income. EHO. Shelby. (704) 487-1104

Newly Renovated 3 Bedroom House $86000 - Excellent starter home or if looking to downsize. New windows, roof, appliances, wood deck, LED lighting, very nice! 1050 sf 3/1 house on 1/2 acre corner lot. Will pay 3% to agent. (704) 300-0371 COMMERCIAL BUILDING FOR RENT. Approximately 7000 square feet. 1923 Maple Springs Church Road, Shelby. For info, call after 10am. (704) 434-6389 Pre Approved Buyer for $66K needs home in country, well, septic, large kitchen, preferably 2 acres +-. Pass home inspection. (772) 242-1519

Story Moss Lake Rental Home $1300.00 2 Story Home in Moss Lake Shelby NC minutes from uptown, hospital and easy access to drive to Rt. 150 North or I 85. 2200 sq. ft. on first two floors, basement has 1100 sq. ft. 2 master bedrooms, 4 bathrooms w/ granite, marble, tile, hardwoods in dining, living, all bedrooms. Rental $1300 a month. Available Feb 2018. May consider selling under right conditions. (336) 5043079 stuartcgilbert@gmail. com 124 Deer Meadow Lane. Lawndale, NC. 3 bedroom, 2 bath. Rent $725, deposit $725, application fee $25. 704-472-4666, (704) 4723100 1353 RUSTIC TRAIL. Unit 7, Lincolnton, NC. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath. Rent $450, deposit $200, application fee $25. 704-472-4666, (704) 4723100 1616 Shelby Road, Kings Mountain, NC 28086. 2 bedroom, 1 bath. Rent $475, deposit $300. Application Fee $25. 704-472-4666, (704) 472-3100 2000 SQ.FT. END UNIT of warehouse, $480. Truck dock, landing area, plenty room for parking. Use for retail or storage. Forklift available, 2 blocks from downtown Rutherfordton. (704) 778-8603

EFFICIENCY APARTMENT. Includes utilities, cable & wifi, 3 minute drive to downtown Forest City. From $150 week, discount monthly. (828) 2450444 2 & 3 BEDROOM Mobile Homes. Small private park between Spindale and Forest City. From $125 per week & up. (828) 245-0444 1 BEDROOM STUDIO APARTMENT. All utilities included, $180 weekly or monthly for discount. Forest City. Call for more info. (828) 245-0444 2&3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Nice and clean, water furnished. Oak Grove Community, Kings Mtn. Call or text (704) 739-0259

JUMP INTO SPRING AT CREEKSIDE CROSSING APARTMENTS in Spindale. Designed for the elderly (55 or older) or persons with disabilities (age 45 or older). Great rental rates!! Immediate occupancy for 1BR & 2BR units. Spacious floor plans, dishwasher, laundry room. Section 8 welcome. Accessible units designed for persons with disabilities subject to availability. $25 application fee, credit/criminal check required. Visit us at 358 West Street or call 828-288-3738 for more info. Equal Housing Opportunity. This institution is professionally managed by Partnership Property Management, an equal opportunity provider and employer.

FOREST CITY, 1 BEDROOM APARTMENT. Private and quiet. All appliances furnished, some utilities paid. $500 month, $400 deposit. (828) 287-4541 2 & 3 BEDROOM MOBILE Homes for rent. Ellenboro, New House Road and Shelby. No calls after 9pm. 828-5781094. (828) 305-1650 101 NORTH SHELBY STREET. Blacksburg, SC. Building for rent. Price based on square footage needed. 704-472-4666. (704) 4723100 1022 EAST MAIN STREET. Cherryville, NC. Building for rent. Rent $550, deposit $550, application fee $25. 704-4724666. (704) 472-3100 101 Rhyme Street, Bessemer City, NC 28016. 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath. Rent $900, deposit $900, application fee $25. 704-472-4666, (704) 472-3100 TRAILER LOTS FOR RENT. 135 Wiggins Lane, Kings Mountain, NC. $250 each month. 704-472-4666. (704) 472-3100




LOTS FOR RENT. In quiet mobile home park near Rutherfordton. Spaces available for single and doublewide homes. Call (704) 622-3487

CARRY-OUT GRILL. For rent in Casar. Call Johnny Short at (704) 538-8408

Small Quiet Park. Crest Schools. 2 bedroom, 1 bath mobile home, $110 weekly. 3 bedroom, 2 bath mobile home, $135 weekly. No pets. Must pass background check. Call (828) 390-7316

130 RIDGEFIELD RD, SHELBY, NC. 3 bedroom, 2 bath. Rent $775, deposit $775, application fee $25. 704-4724666. (704) 472-3100



MOVE IN SPECIAL. 2&3 Bedroom, $500 deposit and up. $185 weekly rates. Free power & water. NO PETS. Visit us online @ Oakwood Rentals, Shelby or call (704) 473-4299

2 Bedroom Apartment. (Duplex) near Fallston recently renovated. Hardwood floors, central heat & air, large lot. No pets or HAP. $475 month. (704) 487-5480

2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH TOWNHOUSE. Very nice, near Forest Hunt Elementary School, Forest City. $650 per month. (828) 429-2043


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Strength Training Tips For Seniors Dear Savvy Senior, I’ve fallen several times over the past year and my doctor has recommended that I start a strength-training program to help prevent future falls. But at age 72, I’ve never lifted weights before and could use some help. What can you tell me? Looking for Help Dear Looking Weak leg muscles and poor balance are two of the biggest factors that cause seniors to fall. Most people, after age 40 lose about one percent of their muscle mass each year, which really adds up over time. But study after study has shown that it’s never too late to rebuild muscle through strength training. Regular resistance or strength training can help you build muscle strength, increase your bone density and improve your balance, coordination and stamina, and will help prevent falls. It can also help reduce the signs and symptoms of many chronic conditions too like arthritis, diabetes, high blood pressure, back pain, depression and obesity. And some studies even show that it

helps improve cognitive function too. Here are some simple ways to help you get stronger. Getting Started After you get your doctor’s okay, consider working with a professional trainer or physical therapist for a few sessions to help you develop a safe and effective routine you can continue on your own. Or go to GrowingStronger. for a free program from Tufts University in Boston and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Also see, a resource created by the National Institute on Aging that offers a free exercise guide that provides illustrated examples of exercises you can do at home to strengthen your body. You can order your free copies online or by calling 800-222-2225. To improve your strength you have to keep stressing your muscles, so you’ll need to exercise at least two or three days a week for 30 to 45 minutes, and increase resistance and the number of

repetitions over time. But be sure you give your muscles a day off between workouts. It makes the muscle stronger and more able to resist future injury. Equipment If you work out at home you’ll probably need to invest in some equipment. While some strength training can be done using your own body weight (like push-ups, sit-ups and leg squats), hand weights, ankle weights, medicine balls, resistance bands or rubber tubing, are all great tools for strength training. You can find all these products at sporting goods stores, or online at for around $10 or less. Cans of soup, water bottles or plastic milk containers filled with water or sand can also be used (like small hand weights) for resistance. Senior Classes If you don’t like exercising alone consider joining a gym, or call your local senior center to see if they offer any strength training exercise classes. You should also check out SilverSneakers (, 888-423-

4632) or Silver&Fit (, 877-427-4788), two fitness programs offered in thousands of fitness centers, gyms and YMCAs throughout the U.S. that offer special classes designed for older adults. These programs are available for free to seniors that have certain Medicare supplemental policies or Medicare Advantage plans. Aerobic and Balance Exercises Some other good fall-prevention exercises that can help you get stronger include aerobic activities like walking, cycling or water aerobics. And to improve your balance there’s Tai chi, along with a number of simple balance exercises that you can do anytime like standing on one foot for 30 seconds then switching to the other foot, and walking heel-to-toe across the room. 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.

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