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106 East Mountain Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086 Volume 134 • Issue 6

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Woman’s Club scholarship winner GFWC NC Kings Mountain announced the winner of the Woman’s Club scholarship is Aleiyah Yarbro. The daughter of Christy Pearson and Timothy Yarbro, this Kings Mountain High School senior plans to attend a four-year university and work toward a registered nursing degree. The KMWC is proud to sponsor Aleiyah as she competes at the district level in the coming weeks. Sallie Southall Cotten was a principal leader in the organization of the North Carolina Federation

Kings Mountain Gateway Trail announces their 5K Walk & Fun Run on March 12 at the trailhead and their 10-Miler from February 28 to March 11. The 5K Walk & Fun Run on March 12 starts at 9 a.m., and race packets are available on March 11 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the trailhead. Participants should wear a mask and stay 6-feet apart. The 10-Miler Virtual Run is from February 28 to March 11 on Quarry Road

ALEIYAH YARBRO of Women’s Clubs in 1902. The Sallie Southall Cotten Scholarship was started to honor her legacy.

to the trailhead, Galilee Church Road, and back. Runners must email their proof of distance and time to starr@finishwelltiming. com before midnight on March 11. To register, visit or call 704.6853549. Kings Mountain Gateway Trail is at 807 S. Battleground Avenue in Kings Mountain. For more information, visit www. Trail events for 2022 include National Trails Day June 4, Story Walk JuneJuly, and their photo contest in October.


NC Supreme Court strikes down redistricting maps Candidate filings resume February 24 On February 5, the North Carolina Supreme Court voted four to three to redraw the GOP drawn maps that determine the state’s redistricting lines and for the Republicans to explain how they provided partisan fairness between the districts. The court deemed the current map an illegal partisan gerrymander and ordered: “Based on the trial court’s factual findings, we


Hounds Campground property sells for $40M By Loretta Cozart

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conclude that the congressional and legislative maps enacted are unconstitutional beyond a reasonable doubt under the free elections clause, the equal protection clause, the free speech clause, and the freedom of assembly clause of the North Carolina Constitution.” “We hereby enjoin the use of these maps in any future elections, commencing with the upcoming candidate filing period scheduled to commence on 24 February 2022 for elections in 2022, including primaries scheduled to take place on 17 May 2022.” See MAPS, Page 5A

In documents recorded with the Cleveland County Register of Deeds Office in Shelby on December 22, Michael and Cynthia Brown sold 55.07 acres of land at 114 Raven Circle in Kings Mountain, currently occupied by Hounds Campground and Hounds Drive-in, to Albemarle U.S., Inc. for approximately $40 million dollars. In a Memorandum of Lease, also recorded on December 22 at the Register of Deeds office, Albemarle U.S. Inc. leased the property back to the Browns for a period of five years.

HOUNDS DRIVE-IN PROPERTY As outlined in a Purchase Money Promissory Note dated December 22,

it was defined that Albemarle U.S. would pay the Browns through a trustee

$22 million dollars and the final date of the note is set as January 5, 2048.

Tired Souls: The Montgomery Bus Boycott February 18 at Joy Performance Center To honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Mauney Memorial Library, and the City of Kings Mountain welcome Mike Wiley to perform, Tired Souls: The Montgomery Bus Boycott at the Joy Performance Center on February 18 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tired Souls opens in Montgomery, Alabama on December 1, 1955 – the day Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a city bus to a white man. Her determination was the catalyst that inspired Montgomery’s black citizens to abandon all travel on city buses until they were no longer forced to sit in the back or stand when a white person boarded. But there were others who came before Mrs. Parks and laid the groundwork for this pivotal moment. Tired Souls introduces audiences to Jo Ann Robinson, Claudette Colvin, and others so instrumental in lighting a fire under the Civil Rights movement and changing

Playwright, director, and performer Mike Wiley will hold a question-and-answer session after the performance. (Photos provided) the course of U.S. history forever. Immediately after production, the audience is invited to take part in a talkback with Mike Wiley. No photos or videography will be allowed during production. The event is free and open to the public. The Joy Performance Center is located at 202 South Railroad Avenue, Kings Mountain.

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W. Donald Crawford dies at age 92 W i l l i a m Donald Crawford, longtime prominent K i n g s Mountain Donald Crawford resident who was active in Boy Scouting for 80 years, longtime member of Boyce Memorial ARP

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Church, Kings Mountain Lions Club, and other civic and community service activities, died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2022, at his home in Matthews. He was 92 and would have celebrated his 93rd birthday February 26. Crawford was recipient of the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, the highest award to a civilian by the Gover-

nor of. North Carolina and the Rev. Dr. Charles Bell award for scouting. He was District Governor for the International Association of Lions Clubs and Wood Badge Deputy Camp Chief of Boy Scouts of America. Crawford was the son of the late Thomas and Ethel Reynolds Crawford. He was predeceased by his wife. JoeAnn Blalock Crawford and

their daughter, Donna Ann Crawford Cornwell. Graveside services will be held February 19, 2022, at 3 p.m. at Mountain Rest Cemetery. “Don loved Kings Mountain and enjoyed people. He loved to get on his computer and share the memories with us,’’ said his wife, Gloria Perkins Crawford.

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Wilda Christine Trout

Jonas Edmond “Eddie” Leftwich

Evelyn Faye Wright

Grady Farris, Jr.

KINGS MOUNTAIN , NC – Wilda Christine Trout, 93, of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away on January 29, 2022 of natural causes at The Phoenix of Dunwoody assisted living facility in Dunwoody GA. She was born in Woodruff, SC, daughter of the late Thomas Ferd Lanford (Woodruff’s first Fire Chief) and Susan Cannon Lanford. She was preceded in death by her loving and devoted husband, Guy C. Trout who died in 2008. Wilda was also preceded in death by 2 brothers and 2 sisters, Thomas Ferd Lanford Jr., MN; John D Lanford, SC; Ouida L. Presti, MA and Jeannette L. Morris, MA. Wilda was a faithful member of Central United Methodist Church where she loved singing in the choir. She was also an amazing cook, especially baking and frequently shared with her friends and neighbors. She was a wonderful wife, mother, sister, aunt and grandmother. She was an accomplished typist and used an old-fashioned typewriter for many years to write letters to her children, sisters, nieces and nephews. She truly loved her family very much, especially her only granddaughter Lauren who was the apple of her eye. She played piano by ear, no sheet music necessary and young Lauren would sit next to her and sing. She was a sweet, kind and generous lady who is being reunited with her beloved husband Guy on their anniversary February 5. She is survived by her son: Dennis Guy Trout and wife Susan Eddy Trout of Snellville GA; daughter: Karen Trout Nauss of Greenville NC and Granddaughter: Lauren Sierra Trout of Atlanta GA; nieces and nephews: David Lanford, AZ; Pamela Lanford WI; Richard Lanford, IL; Susan E. Calomo, MA and Carol M. Saster, MA A graveside service was held on Saturday, February 5, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Mountain Rest Cemetery with Reverend Bruce Gwyn officiating. Visitation was held on Friday, February 4, 2022 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Harris Funeral Home. Interment was in Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain, North Carolina Guest register is available at: Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain, NC is in charge of arrangements.

KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – Jonas Edmond Leftwich, 74, of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away on February 2, 2022 at Wendover Hospice in Shelby, NC. He was born in Cleveland County, NC, son of the late Fred Drews and Evelyn Hullender Drews and was preceded in death by a brother, David Leftwich. Eddie was a member of Harvest Baptist Church in Kings Mountain. He served his country honorably in the US Army and was a Vietnam Veteran. Eddie worked in the automotive repair industry and owned repair shops in Kings Mountain. He retired from Cape Fear Trucking in Dallas, NC. Eddie lived his entire life in Kings Mountain and was a past member of Kings Mountain Volunteer Fire Department and enjoyed playing gospel music with his friends at local nursing homes. He is survived by his wife: Wanda Faye Leftwich; sons: Mike Leftwich (Kim) Canton, GA, Steven Jones (Amanda) Gaffney, SC, Greg Jones, Zepher Hills, FL, and Bryan Leftwich (Amanda) Gastonia, NC; daughters: Michelle Cox (Gary) Kings Mountain, NC and Ashley Lovelace (Davie) Kings Mountain, NC; brothers: Joe Leftwich (Donna) California, and Nick Leftwich (Brenda) Clover, SC; 14 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren A celebration of life service will be announced later by the family. Guest register is available at: Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain, NC is in charge of arrangements.

KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – Evelyn Faye Wright, 87, of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away on February 4, 2022 at her residence in Kings Mountain, NC. Born in Cleveland, NC, She was daughter of the late Sidney Short and Doris Oliver Short and was also preceded in death by her husband James “Jim” Ray Wright, Son, Larry Ray Wright and granddaughter, Jennifer Wright. Evelyn was a member of the Family Worship Center, Church of God, Kings Mountain. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She always put others first and was a true servant to everyone she met. She enjoyed traveling and camping, having traveled all over the United States and the world. She is survived by daughter: Kathy Wright Bridges, Kings Mtn.; son: Danny Kaye Wright and Patricia Abernathy, Kings Mtn.; 5 grandchildren: Michael B. Smith and Ashley, Kings Mtn. , Heather W. Seiler and Ray, Kings Mtn., Ashley Smith and Jonathan Seright, Shelby, Jamie Smith and Ashley, Bessemer City, Chris Wright and Nicole, Kings Mtn.; 8 great-grandchildren: Robbie, Raya, Jon, Khloe, Kindal, Kaylee, Kaycee, and Abel. A private family funeral service will be held. Interment will be in Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain, NC. Guest register is available at: Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain, NC is in charge of arrangements.

KINGS MOUNTAIN: Grady Durdin Farris Jr., 66, died Friday, February, 4, 2022 at his home. Born in Gaston County, he is the son of Geraldine Wall and the late Grady Farris Sr. Grady loved his family and was a talented tradesman who never met a stranger. He was a big Steelers fan who also enjoyed remote control airplanes and playing music with various instruments. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his sons, Grady “Sonny” Farris III and wife Lee Ann of Kings Mountain, Michael Farris and wife Jessica of Dallas; daughters, Candice Farris and fiancé Jeremy Hollifield of Jacksonville, NC, and Alysha Williams of Taylorsville, NC; sister, Wanda Farris of Winston-Salem, NC; step sister, Tammy Bailey of Concord; grandchildren, Erin Farris, Colby Farris, Trey Mitchell, Carter Farris, Madison Farris, Haven Hollifield, and Elden Hollifield. A celebration of life service will be held at 5 pm, Thursday, February 10, 2022, at East Gold Street Wesleyan Church. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services in the church. Grady is now rejoicing with his best friend Darrin Sarvis. Flowers may be sent to the church. Arrangements are entrusted to Clay-Barnette Funeral Home & Aquamation of Kings Mountain. Online condolences:

Cleveland Co. Sheriff’s Office releases January stats By Loretta Cozart Clevel a n d County Sheriff’s Office released their January stat i s t i c s . SHERIFF NORMAN During the month, there were 6,567 calls for service, 119

arrests, 1,064 papers served including 271 criminal, 515 civil, and 278 subpoenas. One hundred twenty-seven incident reports were handled: 109 were criminal and 18 were non-criminal. Two hundred and nine total gun permits were issued, and an additional 194 concealed carry permits issued. Narcotics seized were 96,179 DU pills, Cocaine 174.8 g, Marijuana 163.6 g,

Gaston Co. K9 Unit drug trafficking arrest O n Wednesd a y , January 26, the Gaston County Police D e p a r t - Ruben Perez ment K9 Unit assisted the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) with a narcotics investigation related to the trafficking of Fentanyl into Gaston County. Around 11:30am, a GCPD K9 officer conducted a traffic stop on

a 2018 Nissan M a x ima on N. New H o p e R o a d n e a r Angel Vega I - 8 5 . During the traffic stop, the Officer’s canine alerted to the odor of narcotics in the vehicle. A subsequent search resulted in the seizure of more than two pounds of Fentanyl, which has a street value in exceeding $50,000. The driver of the

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Maxima, Ruben Perez of La Vergne, Tennessee, was arrested and charged with three counts of Trafficking Opiates and one count of Maintaining a Vehicle for Selling a Controlled Substance. The passenger, Angel Vega of Antioch, Tennessee, was arrested and charged with three counts of Trafficking Opiates. Perez and Vega were each held at the Gaston County Jail on $500,000 secured bonds. There is no further information to be released at this time.

Meth 1,042.35 g, and Heroine 0 g. Inmates handled by the sheriff’s office were 264 males and 53 females. Sheriff Alan Norman said, “We continue to aggressively investigate drug complaints which has led to an increase in drug seizures and arrests. This has led to a decrease in property and violent crimes. We will continue to work with our community partners and have a proactive approach on crime to keep Cleveland County a safe place to live.”

ARRESTS JAN.27: Jackie Shane Holcombe, 48, possess marijuana, driving while license revoked, resist public officer, $5,000 secured bond. JAN. 27: Sandra Savannah Sisk, 37, possess methamphetamine, felony; possess Schedule II, Adderall pills, possess drug paraphernalia, $5,000 secured bond. JAN. 29: Thomas Lee James, 107 Curry Road, larceny of motor vehicle, felony; communicating threats, common law robbery, felony, $15,000 secured bond. Additional charges: assault on female, injury to personal property. JAN. 30: Joshua Shawn Rankin, Gastonia, DWI, no vehicle insurance, fictitious tag, $27,500 secured bond. Additional orders for arrest: obtain property by false pretense, Lincoln County; driving while license revoked, Gaston County; misdemeanor larceny, Gaston County; misdemeanor conspiracy, Gaston County; assault on an individual with a disability, Gaston County; second degree trespassing, Gaston County; assault on a female, Gaston County; shoplifting, Cabarrus County. JAN. 30: David Scott Noblett, 40, failure to appear breaking and entering, suspect transported to Gaston County magistrate, $1,000 secured bond. JAN. 30: D.C. Byers, Jr., 29, Bessemer City, resist, delay, obstruct, order for arrest driving while license revoked, Lincoln County; order for arrest, driving while license revoked, Gaston County, $8,000 secured bond. JAN. 31: James Gary Ledford, 31, Gastonia, failure to appear, driving while license revoked, $6,000 secured. JAN.31: Mickey Christopher Herring, 54, 711 Northwoods Drive, assault on a female, criminal summons. FEB. 1: Robert Marvin Hagen, 20, Gastonia, possession marijuana, citation. FEB. 2: Alexander Daniel Regan, 28, Lincolnton, DWI, $1,000 unsecured bond. FEB.2: Ryan Christopher Dellinger, 30, Blacksburg, SC, driving while license revoked- DWI, $1,500 secured bond. FEB. 2: Ryan Christopher Dellinger, 30, Blacksburg, SC, failure to appear, driving while license revoked/speeding, $500 secured bond. INCIDENTS JAN. 27: A resident of Wells Street reported a lost or stolen North American Arms Mini .22 revolver 22 Mangum valued at $270.99. FEB. 1: A resident of Benton Road said that someone opened a door in the parking lot on Shelby Road and struck her 2009 Dodge Challenger resulting in estimated $300 damage. FEB. 7: A resident of Gold Creek Apartments reported identity theft.

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WRECKS JAN. 28: Officer Graham said Harold Dean Spears, 301 Maner Road, was backing his 2007 Mercury from a parking space at Bojangles and struck the right rear bumper of a 2007 Pontiac operated by Ronald Houser, 812 Ellison Street. Houser was stopped in the drive-thru line of vehicles waiting to move forward. Property damage was estimated at $1,500 to the Houser vehicle. FEB. 1: Officer Carpenter said Ricardo Gomez, Cherryville, operating a 1986 Chevrolet, was traveling south on S. Cansler Street in the left lane. Kayla Anderson, Grover, operating a 2018 Chevrolet, was entering onto S. Cansler from the parking lot of 300 W. Mountain Street. A large truck was in the right lane traveling South which blocked Gomez from being seen by the driver of the Chevrolet which entered the roadway and struck the Gomez vehicle. Property damages were estimated at $5,000. FEB. 2: Officer Howard said Emily Phelps, 111 Country Meadows Lane, operating a 2001 Jeep, was backing from a parking spot at 500 Phifer Road and struck a 2005 Chrysler operated by Heather Nicole Hill, 1728 Kings Row Drive, 1102, doing an estimated $2,500 damage. CITATIONS JAN. 1: Latasha Lashea Crank, 25, 135 Rollingbrook Road, no operator’s license. JAN. 27: Tyrone Devon Adams, 21, 274 St. Luke’s Church Road, revoked driver’s license. JAN. 27: Steven Wayne Stanley, 41, 200 E. King Street, revoked driver’s license. JAN. 28: Zamir Williams, 612 Charles Street, 38, no operator’s license, failure to decrease speed to avoid an accident. JAN. 28: Danada Shanice Elliott, 33, 1214 Northwoods Drive, expired tag. JAN. 29: Roger Steven Conrad, Jr., 55, 1115 Rollingbrook Road, expired tag, speeding, and stop sign violation. JAN. 29: Ariana Shontay Banner, 25, 344 Crocker Road, speeding, revoked license, expired tag, speeding, no vehicle inspection. JAN. 29: Denysia Monique Blakeney, 21, 304 Ebenezer Road, expired tag, speeding, revoked license, no rear light on vehicle. JAN. 30: Sarah Elizabeth Crisp, Bessemer City, expired tag, fictitious tag, no inspection. JAN. 30: Thomas Martin Lynch, 34, Bessemer City, expired tag. JAN. 31: Demetrie Arkevius Turner, 28, 1217 S. Battleground Avenue,22, revoked license, alcoholic drink in passenger side of vehicle.

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Sheriff Alan Norman and Deputies gather with members of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church as they dedicate a room for deputies in their church. Photo provided by CCSO

Pleasant Grove Baptist Church supports Cleveland County Sheriff’s office Deputies By Loretta Cozart On February 2, Pastor Toby Bird, and members of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Shelby dedicated a room of his church for deputies to take a break in while they are on duty. Sheriff Alan Norman said to those gathered, “Thank you for allowing us a safe place to take a break in your church.” Pastor Bird said, “As a congregation we have been in a season of prayer about how God could use us in reaching out and ministering to our community. One of our members pointed out what most all of us knew, that several (deputies) in the Sheriff’s dept. used our parking lot as what we perceived as a central point. We decided to reach out to the Sheriff to see if a type of dedicated room for the deputies to utilize would be beneficial. After his confirmation that it would be we were excited to move forward with the project.” He continued, “It has

The Imperial Lofts taking shape By Loretta Cozart Last week, David Stone continued working on his newest project downtown, The Imperial Lofts. Framing went up and windows were cut and framed into the west side of the build-

erroneously stated that these lofts were the first in downtown Kings Mountain. However, the fist lofts offered downtown were by Jackie Falls above the Edward Jones Investments in 2014.

Sheriff Norman takes a break at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church’s room dedicated for Sheriff’s deputies. Photo by Pastor Toby Bird been an encouraging time of preparation and has started what I believe will be a snowball effect of continued growth in our efforts

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to minister to our community and move our focus outside of our familiar four walls and away from our comfort zones and be the type of New Testament church that God is calling us to be.” “Our mission statement is simple: ‘Experience God, Encourage each other, and Engage our community.” Pastor Bird went on to say, “We believe that the hope that Jesus Christ offers must be proclaimed to our community and that is the reason for our efforts to reach out to our community and providing this service to our local law enforcement is one way we can do that. I look to Matthew 5:16 to guide us as we move forward, with all our desire to bring glory to God though His son Jesus.” Sheriff Norman thanked the citizens of Cleveland County, and Pleasant Grove Baptist Church specifically saying, “It goes without saying in Cleveland County the outpouring of support from our citizens is amazing. When other sheriffs discuss the support in their jurisdictions, we know how blessed we are here. Our citizens always rise above the occasion to support Cleveland County Sheriff’s Deputies.”

Windows have been cut on the western side of The Imperial Lofts building. Photos by Loretta Cozart

On the second floor, framing is up, and work continues.

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Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love. –Mother Teresa

Pieces of Kings Mountain History One of the most enjoyable parts of writing this column is LORETTA that people COZART often share stories with me, many stories I would not otherwise know. David and Hayne Neisler share that same love of history, and of storytelling. Hayne has a strong grasp of Neisler history and David loves sharing stories of people of the town, especially those who fought during World War I. Today, I am sharing a story David shared.

LT. JAMES DARRACOTT’S 100TH BIRTHDAY By David Neisler March 6, 2022, marks the one-hundredth anniversary of the birth of James Gideon Darracott, Jr., a young man from Kings Mountain who became one of the U.S. Navy’s top carrier pilots in World War II before tragically losing his life in combat in 1944. A native of Abbeville, South Carolina, Jimmy Darracott moved to Kings Mountain in 1938 after his father was named manager of our local Western Auto

Lt. James Darracott Store. He became an outstanding member of the Class of 1939 at Kings Mountain High School where he excelled in both academics and sports. He then enrolled at Davidson College where during his junior year, the United

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Hayne Neisler recently shared an article he discovered in the Charlotte Observer archives.: “On October 25, 1905, a crowd of over one thousand people gathered in downtown Kings Mountain to await a southbound Southern Railway train. As the train came to a complete stop in front of the Mountain View Hotel, a famous passenger came out and stood on the rear platform. This man, President Theodore Roosevelt,

appeared to the cheering crowd.” “President Roosevelt gave a well-received two-minute speech and waved to the crowd as the train began to leave. Just before pulling out a local man by the name of Boyd came out of the crowd and placed deer antlers on the lead engine of the train. President Roosevelt had a further connection to Kings Mountain that dated back to 1889. In that year he published his famous book” ‘Winning of the West which was a

sweeping drama of the expansion of the American nation westward. In his chapter about the forming of the new nation, he wrote ‘The brilliant Patriot victory at the Battle of Kings Mountain marked the turning point of American Revolution.’” In 1905, Kings Mountain had a population of approximately 2,100 citizens, so to have 1,000 citizens from the community attend a two-minute speech by President Teddy Roosevelt was a feat.

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invasion of the Philippines could begin. Lt. Darracott’s squadron was ordered to make an early morning raid on December 14, 1944, and during this assault his plane was struck by anti-aircraft fire and crashed beside Clark Field. His body was never recovered. In a letter to Lt. Darracott’s parents, Commander F.E. Bakutis penned the following words: “The entire squadron and I mourn his loss and extend our deepest sympathy to you. Jimmy’s memory will always stand out in our minds as one of the finest men we have ever known.” The Navy later

awarded Lt. Darracott a posthumous Silver Star for his courageous service in the Battle of the Philippines. Many Kings Mountain men and women served the nation during World War II, and in other wars. Take a stroll around Mountain Rest Cemetery on the next warm day to honor our veterans residing there. Most, but not all, returned home to their wives and families. The least we can do is drop by for a visit and pay our respects. Who knows? You might even develop an interest in those who now reside at the cemetery. Feel free to share any stories you discover.

America’s crumbling bridges, can we save ourselves?

Looking Back

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States entered World War II after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Darracott soon made the decision to leave Davidson to join the United States Navy, eventually being assigned as a pilot on the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise. In October 1944, Lieutenant James Darracott downed three Japanese planes and sunk a heavy cruiser during the Battle of Leyete Gulf, earning him the Distinguished Flying Cross. In the weeks that followed General Douglas Mac Arthur determined that an attack needed to be made on Clark Airfield near Manila before the

The Forbes Avenue bridge over Fern Hollow Creek Glenn Mollette in PittsGuest Editorial burgh’s Frick Park collapsed on Friday morning, Jan. 28 with several vehicles, including a Port Authority bus, on the span at the time. The bridge that collapsed is known as the Fern Hollow Bridge, used by an estimated 14,500 vehicles daily (from Pittsburgh Action 4). Ten people were injured. No one was killed when the bridge buckled at 6:39 a.m., officials said, though four people were hospitalized with injuries that were not life-threatening. President Biden who was ironically visiting the area warned that the country might not be so lucky next time. “We don’t need headlines saying that someone was killed when the next bridge collapses,” Biden said (Washington Post). “The most recent report using 2021 data showed more than 43,500 of the country’s roughly 615,000 bridges were rated poor. That number is about 4,000 less than those reported to be in poor condition nationally in 2017 (WHYY Public Broadcasting).” In the last 50 years America has seen horrific bridge collapse – the Hyatt Regency Walkway, Kansas City, Missouri, 114 deaths, July 17,

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1981; Big Bayou Canot, Outside Mobile, Alabama, 47 deaths, Sept. 22, 1993; Silver Bridge. Between Point Pleasant, West Virginia and Gallipolis, Ohio, 46 deaths, Dec. 15, 1961; Cypress Street Viaduct, Oakland. CA, 42 deaths, Oct. 17, 1989; Sunshine Skyway Bridge, St. Petersburg, FL, 35 deaths, May 9, 1980; I-40 Bridge, Webster Falls, OK, 14 deaths, May 26, 2002; Cline Ave, East Chicago IN, 14 deaths, April 15, 1982; I-35 West Bridge, Minneapolis, MN, 13 deaths, Aug. 1, 2007; Schoharie Creek Bridge, Fort Hunter, NY, 10 deaths, 1987; and Sydney Lanier Bridge, Brunswick, GA, 10 deaths, Nov. 7, 1972 (CNN.Com). The cost of repairing 45,000 structurally deficient bridges, which are on average 68 years old, is $41.8 billion, using data from the US Department of Transportation. 36 percent of all bridges need replacing, while 22 percent need structural work, 19 percent need rehabilitation work, 18 percent need widening or rehabilitation and 5 percent need deck work. (Global Construction Review). As we consider rebuilding our bridges and other infrastructure, we have to face our current $29 trillion gross federal debt. This is held by the public as well as by federal trust funds and other government accounts. We are our own biggest creditor with Japan being second and China third. $29 trillion is greater than



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the size of the economies of China, Japan, Germany, United Kingdom and India combined. This amounts to $87,000 per person in our country. Researchers at Brown University estimate that the U.S. has spent $5.8 trillion on the war in Afghanistan and other conflicts stemming from the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. That includes direct and indirect spending on everything from military equipment to homeland security to death gratuities for the families or slain American service members (Watson.Brown. Edu.).” Will Russia’s military maneuver on the Ukraine border cost America? Whenever there is a problem in the world we go regardless of the cost. The problem is we don’t have any money, our bridges and other infrastructure are crumbling. We are in debt and dependent on Taiwan and China to even completely build an automobile. We have become a poor nation because of our indebtedness and dependence on foreign countries. A friend of mine received his COVID-19 test in the mail last week and even it was made in China. If we don’t rebuild our infrastructure, including regaining energy and technology independence, and manage our debt, we won’t be able to help ourselves. Kings Mountain Herald’s publisher and its advertisers are not responsible or liable for misprints, typographical errors, misinformation herein contained. We reserve the right to edit, reject or accept any articles, advertisements, or information to be printed in this publication. We will provide ad proofs for prepaid ads or ads that are placed by established clients. No proofs may leave our premises without payment and permission and are copyright by Community First Media.

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African American Genealogy workshop Feb. 18 filling fast Mauney Memorial Library announces a free genealogy workshop on Friday, February 18 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in their Community Room. The workshop is on African American Genealogy: Finding Your Family, Preserving Your Story. With more than 10years genealogical expe-

rience, Dominique Bess will inspire you to begin discovering and preserving your own family history. As of February 4, there were two seats available. For more information, contact Terry Bivens at the library, or register online by visiting Mauney Memorial Library’s Facebook page. Registration is required.


Broad River Genealogy Society presents speaker Ned Cash Genealogist Ned Cash is the speaker for Broad River Genealogical Society’s February 13 meeting at American Legion Post 82 at 1628 s Lafayette Street in Shelby. Born in Shelby, Cash earned his bachelor’s degree from North Carolina State University and served twenty years in the US Air Force. He returned to Shelby where he worked as a photographer. As a hobby, Cash began doing Civil War reenactments and developed

a greater interest in where local Cleveland County Civil War Soldiers were buried. “My interest in genealogy and local history lead to an interest in identifying and locating burial sites in the county. I was

amazed at the number of burial sites, but even more fascinated by what I found in these cemeteries,” Cash said. After the meeting members and visitors will have an opportunity to ask questions, visit with other members of the audience and have refreshments. All visitors are welcome. Broad River Genealogical Society’s mailing address is P O Box 2261 Shelby, NC 28151-226.

Library call for Hord Mansion items By Loretta Cozart The staff at Mauney Memorial Library are planning the 100th celebration of the Hord Mansion’s existence, to be celebrated in 2023. Library Services Manager Christina Martin ask citizens, “If you have any

pictures, memorabilia or ephemera of the Hord Mansion, we would appreciate being able to digitize (or keep) the item to use

in our research and planning. Any Kings Mountain newspapers from the 1920’s would especially be appreciated, as the library does not own any.” Mauney Memorial Library is located at 100 S. Piedmont Avenue in Kings Mountain.




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Portrait by Pauley featured on SCETV By Loretta Cozart Artist Thomas Kelly Pauley shared that in January, SCETV featured his portrait of Maj. Patrick Ferguson on their website. South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV) also worked with Pauley on a previous

video series titled Southern Campaigns of the American Revolution. “I’m very proud of my relationship with South Carolina Educational Television, (SCETV) after contributed my work to their previous video series: Southern Campaigns of the American

Revolution. As of January 2022, anyone searching The Battle of Kings Mountain on the SCETV website will be greeted by my Portrait of Maj. Patrick Ferguson, the illfated British officer who led his men to defeat at Kings Mt. NC, in October 1780,” Pauley said.

Don’t let scammers steal your Google Business Profile By Juliana O’Rork, Better Business Bureau

This new scam can seriously affect a business’ reputation. If you own a company, watch out for scammers trying to steal your Google Business Profile, along with all the good reviews you worked so hard to get. How the scam works: When you search for a business in Google, information about that company will typically appear in the right sidebar. This is called a Google Business Profile. Alongside basic information, such as address, phone number, and operating hours, there’s a link enabling the business owner to claim and edit the profile. Unfortunately, it’s also an opportunity for scammers. Scammers click the “Own this business?” link, which sends a request email to the current owner. If you or someone

MAPS From Page 1A The court order went on to state, “There are multiple reliable ways of demonstrating the existence of an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander. In particular, mean-median difference analysis, efficiency gap analysis, close-votes, close seats analysis, and partisan symmetry analysis may be useful in assessing whether the mapmaker adhered to traditional neutral districting criteria and whether a meaningful partisan skew necessarily results from

in your company approves this request, thinking it is legitimate, the scammer can take over your profile. They will likely change the name of your business and lock you out of the account. Scammers then use this new business profile, with all your reviews, to fool consumers into contacting them. Scam locksmiths commonly use this technique. If your business profile is stolen, you’ll need to go through a process with Google support to reclaim your profile. In the meantime, your profile may have received bad reviews or been altered by scammers. How to protect your Google Business Profile • Reject suspicious ownership requests. Stop scammers in their tracks by rejecting unauthorized attempts to claim your business profile immediately. If you aren’t sure

if a member of your staff is behind the request, find out before you accept it. • Check your email and any alerts you receive from Google in a timely fashion. Scammers are counting on you not noticing strange activity on your profile. When initially verifying your account, be sure to use an email that you check regularly. • Contact Google support if your account gets hijacked. Regain control of your stolen account through Google’s support team. Fill out this form on Google to start the reclaiming process. • Always report fraudulent activity. Report any problems to Google immediately. You can also report your experience at Your report will help other businesses stay alert to similar threats.

North Carolina’s unique political geography. If some combination of these metrics demonstrates there is a significant likelihood that the districting plan will give the voters of all political parties substantially equal opportunity to translate votes into seats across the plan, then the plan is presumptively constitutional.” Governor Roy Cooper issued a statement regarding the decision saying, “A healthy democracy requires free elections, and the NC Supreme Court is right to order a redraw of unconstitutionally gerrymandered districts. More work remains and any legislative redraw must reflect the full

intent of this decision.” In response, NC House Speaker Tim Moore shared his thoughts on the decision stating, ““While we are still analyzing this order, I strongly disagree with the majority opinion. The majority opinion is not based in law, precedent, or the history of this state, but rather the political whims of 4 out of 7 justices.” He continued, “As the Chief Justice eloquently wrote, this decision ‘.... violates separation of powers by effectively placing responsibility for redistricting with the judicial branch, not the legislative branch as expressly provided in our constitution.’”

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Love, Exciting and New D o you remember the popular television program, “Love B o a t ? ” Dr. Jonathan M. Bundon The ro- Worship Pastor m a n t i c First Baptist Church comedy ran from 1977-1986 gave a humorous interaction between the crew and guests onboard a cruise ship each week. The dialogue and love interests changed, but the show’s premise remained, love

was exciting, new, but frequently self-serving. Recently, five couples from my church went on a marriage enrichment cruise. We had such a fun time of fellowship, relationship building, and conversation. Throughout the trip, I compared the Love Boat’s premise, our group’s experience, and on-board observations of other passengers. I concluded that Christians and the world have a different view of love. For the Christian, our idea of love is based on God’s love for us, God’s word

in scripture, and how we express our love for others. In Matthew, Jesus replies to the Pharisee’s question, “What is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus answered: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it, Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” (Matthew 22:37-40) The world’s view of

love stands in stark contrast and opposition to God’s practice of love. To be sure, people can be kind to other people and not be Christian. There is, however, a distinction with how our love for Christ compels us to love others. We attended a “love and marriage” comedy show on our cruise, which pitted three couples against each other for a prize. Throughout the show, I could not help but think, “I would never say such things about my wife, and she would never be vindictive.” Though

it was all supposed to be fun, the comments and interactions with the couples were often harmful and belittling. All of this to say, love is not always exciting and new. Love requires thought, purpose, and action. If you have a spouse, love them as God loves you. Love your friends, family, and coworkers. To do so, you must first love the Lord with all your heart, soul, and mind. I hope these thoughts and observations made sense for your context. Remember, our capacity

to love comes from God. I conclude with the words of John, that reminds us, “We love because he first loved us. If anyone says, ‘I love God,’ yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen. And he has given us this command: Whoever loves God must also love his brother.” (1 John 4:19)

Kings Mountain Area Church Directory Emmanuel Independent Baptist Church 102 Canterbury Road 704-730-7855 Faith Ablaze Church 1128 S. York Road 704-739-8496 Faith Baptist Church 1009 Linwood Road Faith Holiness Church Hwy. 161/ Bessemer City Rd. 704-739-1997 Family Worship Center 1818 Shelby Road 704-739-7206

Patterson Grove Baptist Church 301 Oak Grove Rd. • Kings Mountain, NC Advent Lutheran Church, NALC Member 230 Oak Grove Rd. 704-750-0171 Anew Beginning Baptist Church 145 Battleground Dr. 704-473-1372

Calvary Way Holiness Church 1017 Second Street Pastor Clifton Morgan

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

Dixon Presbyterian Church 602 Dixon School Road

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

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

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

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

Ardent Life Church 420 Branch Street 704-739-7700

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

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

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

Connections Church 306 N. Piedmont Ave. 704-750-4972 Cornerstone Church Of God 202 Margrace Road 704-689-4430

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


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First Church of the Nazarene 121 Countryside Road 704-734-1143 First Presbyterian Church 111 E. King Street 704-739-8072 First Wesleyan Church 505 N. Piedmont Avenue 704-739-4266 Galilee United Methodist 117 Galilee Church Road 704-739-7011 Gloryland Missionary Baptist Church 101 Benfield Rd. 704-740-7212 Gospel Assembly Church 202 S. Railroad Avenue 704-739-5351

Grace Fellowship 144 West Mountain Street 704-481-8888 Grace United Methodist Church 830 Church Street 704-739-6000 Harvest Baptist Church 144 Ware Road 704-734-0714 Kings Mountain Baptist Church 101 W. Mountain Street 704-739-2516 Life of Worship Ministries 405 S. Cherokee St. 704-777-2927 Kings Mtn.Dream Center 1128 York Road 704-739-8496 Tim & Angie Goates, Pastors Lighthouse Ministries 1908 Shelby Rd. Kings Mountain Long Creek Presbyterian Church 701 Long Creek Road 704-629-4406 Love Valley Baptist Church 2032 Bethlehem Road 704-730-0075 Macedonia Baptist Church 1101 S. Battleground Avenue 704-739-6811

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■ LIFESTYLES On view through February 25

Winners for “Small Wonders” Art Exhibit and Competition Winners were announced Saturday February 5th in the “Small Wonders” art competition at Southern Arts Society (SASi) in Kings Mountain, NC. Artists were asked to restrict the size of their work to 5 x 7 inches or less (not including the mat or frame). Working on a smaller scale is not easy, challenging the artists to show their skill at planning and executing a more diminutive artwork. Composition, materials and framing matter even more Jenna Webb wasfirst place winner with her linocut “In The Greenhouse”. (Photos provided) at a smaller scale. The artists who contributed to the show stepped up the challenge with a remarkable showing of artwork from around the region. The variety of media in the show includes oil, acrylic and pastel paintings, mixed media, fiber, wood, pyrography, glass and collage. Judge Seymour Simmons selected First, Second, Third Place and three merit awards from the 106 entries by 37 artists in the show. Mr. Simmons is a Professor of Fine Arts emeritus from Jan Welborn received merit award for her oil pastel Winthrop University, Rock “Autumn Path”. Hill, SC, where he taught art education and studio art, primarily drawing. Mr. Simmons attended the public reception Saturday night to meet the artists and talk about his process in choosing the winning artwork. Simmons selected “In the Greenhouse”, a linocut by Jenna Webb of Lincolnton for First Place. He provided comments on his awarding Mrs. Webb first prize. “At first sight, this seemed like a simple, straight forward print, but I kept coming back to it and Sabelli received a merit award for her watercolor “Boots”. finding more in it. First, I noticed the bold cropping of the same time, the title re- to Jan Welborn of Kings the figure at the neck, which minds us that this is a place Mountain for her oil pastel you’re never supposed to do not of action but of reflec- “Autumn Path”. Small Wonders features (remember the guillotine?), tion.” Third Place went to Mari works from: Susan Arbut it somehow works, keeping attention on the in- Matamoros of Clover, SC, rowood, Janet K. Baxter, terior space, where a quiet for her acrylic painting “Pol- Regina Bos, Shirley Brutko, reader is no more important lination no. 2”. Mr. Sim- Constance Buchanan, than her plants. Then there mons described his feelings Barbara Connor, Barbara are the plants themselves, for this selection. “As an al- O’Neal Davis, Dianne W. each with its own shape and most exclusively figurative Garner, Darlene Godfrey, pattern, all adding to the artist, I’m always happy Lizz Grimsley, Timmy to find an abstract painting Hord, Jacqueline Ramey rhythm of the whole.” Second place went to that holds my attention and Laine, Amelia Lenke, Lorene Lovell of Gastonia helps me remember that art Emma Kay Lewis, Rosie for her watercolor “A Place doesn’t always need to look Little, Lorene Lovell, Mari to Ponder”. Mr. Simmons like something. So, the first Matamoros, Lori McAdams, commented on Lovell’s thing that caught my eye Bertie McClain, Fred Mead, work. “My first impression about this piece was the Martha Moore, James L. of this piece was how well playfulness of the marks, Norman, Carolyn Parrish, it was crafted, and the har- lines, and shapes, which all R. Michael Phillips, Alex mony between the painting added up to layer upon layer Pietersen, Patricia Pietersen, and the silver frame. As of energetic interaction. But Stacey Pilkington-Smith, I kept coming back to it, I like the previous piece, the Linda Principe, Shelby Sabegan to appreciate how title gives it another layer of belli, Ron Shepard, Jill Shumuch depth is implied in meaning, which is not ab- ford, Jean L. Wilder Smith, Lore Spivey, Cam Tracy, such a slim, vertical land- stract at all!” Merit Awards were given Jenna Webb, Robb Webb, scape. It pulls you in and envelopes you in a magi- to Dianne W. Garner of Jan Welborn. Winners and photos of cal world where the mys- Shelby for her mixed media terious-looking leaves and piece “Pukeko”, to Shelby the artwork in the exhibit vines suggest that almost Sabelli of Rock Hill, SC, for can be found on Southern anything could happen. At her watercolor “Boots”, and Arts Society’s website and

Mari Matamoros was third place winner with her acrylic painting “Pollination no. 2”.

Lorene Lovell was secondplace winner with her watercolor “A Place To Ponder. Facebook page. The exhibit is on view in person through February 25, 2022. The artwork is available

Cleveland County Arts Council is excited to announce the upcoming 27th Annual “Treasures of the Earth” pottery show and sale. This promises to be an exceptional show with 26 local and regional artists. Many artists are your favorites from years past but this year we are welcoming three new artists and welcoming back two who haven’t participated in a few years. An opening will be held Thursday, February 10, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., giving you the chance to meet the artist and begin

shopping. The works on exhibit include sculpture, jewelry, functional and decorative ceramics in a wide variety of styles. It is a must see and must shop show! “This exhibit has always been a community favorite;

we are pleased that it has continued over the years and we’re especially happy that we are able to hold it this year. The quality of work has always been exceptional and this year the attendees will not be disappointed,” stated Shearra Miller, President of the Arts Council. Pottery may be taken home at the time of purchase. Participating potters include Cathy Babula, Pam Bailey, Ronnie Blackburn, Rene Calder, Shari Crouse, Vicki Gill, Corine Guseman, Dot Houlditch, Mandy Huffman, Robert Iseman, Susan Jones, Doug Knotts, Barry Ledbetter,

the historic Southern Railway Depot. SASi offers a gift shop, ongoing art exhibitions and competitions, programs and classes in a variety of media for artists of all levels. Gallery Hours: Tues through Sat, 10 am to 3 pm, and by Appointment. Admission is Free. The public is asked to wear a mask when visiting. For more information go to, or call 704.739.5585. Email

(Ed. note: The recipes in today’s Cooking Corner are from Monumental Recipes, a Centennial celebration collection of recipes by the Kings Mountain Woman’s Club.) ASPARGUS CASSEROLE Barbara Dellinger 2 T. butter 2 T. flour ½ tsp. salt ½ tsp. pepper 1 tall can evaporated milk 1 ½ cans cut asparagus, drained 8 thin slices cheese 3 hard-cooked eggs, chopped Chopped almonds Gradually pour milk into butter, flour, salt, and pepper to make white sauce. Place the asparagus, cheese slices and chopped eggs in layers in buttered casserole. Pour sauce over, add nuts on top. Cook for 20 minutes in 350-degree oven. CROCK POT CHILI BEANS Barbara Hawkins 1 (16 oz.) Pintos 1 (16 oz). baby lima beans

27th annual Treasures of the Earth Pottery Show February 10 – March 23 By Shearra Miller

for sale. The purchase of smaller artwork is a great way to begin a collection more affordably and still support local artists. The Gift Shop at Southern Arts Society also has a new selection of art, jewelry, textiles, pottery and note cards available for Valentine’s Day, birthdays, weddings, and other special occasions. Southern Arts Society (SASi) Gift Shop & Gallery is located at 301 N. Piedmont Ave. at the intersection of Piedmont and Battleground Avenues in

Raine Middleton, Amelia Packer, Dana Paul, Ron Philbeck, Freddie Phillips, Puzzle Creek Pottery, Judy Riley, Taylor Short, Janet Sims, Lin Venhuizen, Lisa Wassen, Tricia Woodland, Richard Wright, and Debra Zimmerman. The Arts Council is open Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. It is always free to come see our exhibits! For more information please call the Arts Council at 704-484–2787 or visit www.ccartscouncil. org or

(16 oz.) Pork and beans 1 lb. ground beef 1 c. chopped onions 1 c. ketchup ¼ c. brown sugar 1 T. vinegar Brown hamburger and onions. Drain off grease. In crockpot mix brown sugar, ketchup and vinegar. Add hamburger and onion mixture. Add pintos, lamas. And pork and beans. Cook 4 hours on low. Can serve as soup, side dish or main dish CRAB CAKES Marylee Dilling 1 lb. lump crab meat drained and flaked. ¾ cup seasoned dry breadcrumbs. 1 egg, beaten. ¼ c. mayonnaise 1 tsp. Worcestershire 1 tsp. dry mustard ½ tsp. salt ¼ tsp. pepper ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper ½ tsp. dried parsley flakes

Vegetable oil Mix crab and breadcrumbs in large bowl. In another bowl, mix egg and next 7 ingredients. Add egg mixture to crab mixture, stirring gently. Shape3 into 6 patties. Fry in oil at 360 degrees until golden brown, turning once. Drain on paper towels. Garnish with lemon wedges and dill. SHRIMP SCAMPI Jaime Smith 2 T. butter or margarine 1 c love garlic or 1 to 2 T. minced garlic ½ tsp. dill weed ½ lb. shrimp Melt butter in large skillet. Add garlic and dill weed. Add shrimp. Stir occasionally until shrimp hd just turned pink. About 5 minutes.

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Huge Jeep gathering and road run honors MHPD Officer Tyler Herndon The Just Jeepin’ 4 A Cause group held a gathering Sunday afternoon to honor MHPD Officer Tyler Herndon and donate funds to a foundation in his name. Herndon lost his life in the line of duty on Dec. 11, 2020. Over 300 tricked out Jeeps arrived at the Municipal

“Ruby” from Burlington.

Complex in Mt. Holly and from there they formed a caravan that went on a road run. Jeeps came from all over North Carolina and beyond. Here are some faces and scenes from the great afternoon of fun and fraternity for a good cause.

Little Miss Dallas Savanna Bridges.

Evan Martin from Dallas.

Spencer Slye, Jodi Painter, and Amelia Trull from Mt. Holly

Richard Knapp from Burlington.

Tony Bornhorst from Southern Pines.

Brenna Ryan from Hickory.

Photos by Alan Hodge

Stephen and Carson Sipe from Georgetown, S.C.

Donny, Jennifer, and Gabe from Gastonia.

CMPD officers.

CMPD cycle officers and Mt. Holly Fire Dept. escort.

Above: Conga line.

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Mountaineers sweep Cramer

Priest Wilson fires a jumper for the Mountaineers in last week’s win over South Point’s Red Raiders. Photos by Gary Smart

Mountaineers sweep South Point Kings Mountain High’s varsity basketball teams swept the South Point Red Raiders in Big South 3A Conference action last Tuesday at Donald L. Parker Gymnasium. The Lady Mountaineers remained atop the conference standings with a sound effort from all players, 70-37, and the Mountaineers held on to their strong second place standing in the nightcap, 7865. The ladies led by just 11-8 after the first period but they quickly took charge in the second quarter and won easily. In the second quarter, the Lady Mountaineers got a big lift from Khalia King and Saniya Wilson on offense and all of their players on defense to allow the Lady Red Raiders just one point until the two minute mark. By that time the locals were up 30-9 and had the game in hand by halftime, 34-15. Coach Nick Inman’s team placed four players in double figures and every player performed well on defense, most notably CoRey Simpson who pulled down a career high 18 rebounds to go with her three points. King led the scoring attack with 16 points, with 12 of them coming on a 4-for-5 shooting performance from three-point land. She also had three rebounds. Senior standout Saniya Wilson once again had a double-double with 11 points and

10 assists. She also pulled down five rebounds and had three steals. Alayna Patrick had one of, if not the best game of her career with 11 points, 10 rebounds, two assists and two steals. Her points and rebounds were both career highs on the varsity level. Jacie Jarvis also had career highs of 11 points and eight rebounds. Tyasya Bell scored eight points to go along with three rebounds and two steals, Austyn Dixon had six points and five boards and Myracle Davis had four points, five rebounds and three assists. Lexi Birtwistle led the Lady Raiders with 11 points and Maddie Frank added 10. Toney Melton and Claire Huv scored six apiece and Leah Cha and Lily Gregory two each. In JV action, Kings Mountain improved to 5-1 with a 12-8 win over the Lady Raiders. Mia Bridges had six points, Maggie Honeycutt four and Desirae Thombs two. Although the final score may not indicate it, the men’s game was also a blowout as the Mountaineers led by 24 points (76-52) with three minutes left when Coach Grayson Pierce took all starters out of the game. Even before that, many starters were being taken out from time to time to work everyone into the game. The game was tied in the opening minute after KM’s

begins on Tuesday, Feb. 22. The KM girls got their usual 1-2 scoring punch from Saniya Wilson and Khalia King at Cramer, but all of Coach Nicholas Inman’s ladies made big contributions. Wilson had 25 points, three rebounds, six assists and two steals. King contributed 25 points which included 7 of 11 shooting from three point range. She also pulled down five rebounds and dished out seven assists. Myracle Davis added six points, a team-leading 10 rebounds and three steals. Alayna Patrick had three points, five boards, six assists and six steals; Jacie Jarvis two points and two rebounds; and Austyn Dixon one point and seven boards. The Mountaineers led the entire game, but it was close throughout. Zeke Cannedy continued to put up Player of the Year statistics with 28 points, 11 assists and six rebounds. And, he had plenty of help as Zay Smith swished the nets for 21 points. Bryson Brown had 12 points, three blocks, four steals and six rebounds, Maddox James 11 points and Jaqualyn Sanders 10.

Kings Mountain High’s basketball teams swept Stuart Cramer to stay in the fight for the Big South 3A Conference with regular season-ending games this week. The Lady Mountaineers remained undefeated in the conference with a 63-20 victory before the Mountaineers turned back a strong Cramer five 89-77 in the nightcap. The KM teams were scheduled to host a pair of very good Gastonia Ashbrook teams last night at Parker Gym. Heading into that game, the KM girls held just a one-game lead over the Ashbrook ladies and were needing a victory to wrap up the conference championship. The locals end their regular season Friday night at Crest. Heading into last night’s game the Mountaineers still were within striking distance of the Chargers in the race for the conference championship as a narrow win by the Chargers January 18 was KM’s only defeat in the league. Big South Conference tournament action will be held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday of next week. State playoff action

Football awards on February 10 Khalia King goes up for two of her team-leading 16 points in last week’s 70-37 win over South Point at Parker Gym. Zeke Cannedy and SP’s Jackson Blee traded buckets. But by the end of the first quarter KM was up 22-7 and the game was basically in hand. Cannedy’s free throw put the Mountaineers up 39-19 at halftime. He scored 18 of his game-high 41 points in the first half. The Raiders scored the first six points of the third quarter to get the margin down to 39-25, and rallied

again later in the period to cut it to 55-38 but the Mountaineers rallied to take a 61-42 lead into the final eight minutes. With KM up 78-54 after a lay-in by Keedon Linney with 2:25 left in the game, the Raiders scored the last 11 points of the game to make it more respectable.

The annual Kings Mountain High School football awards ceremony will be held Thursday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. at B.N. Barnes Auditorium. Trophies and other awards will be presented to some of the many outstanding student-athletes on the 2021 fall team that finished

second in the Big South Conference and went three rounds in the state playoffs. The team that eliminated them from the playoffs, Greensboro Dudley, went on to win the state championship. Because of health concerns, food will not be served.




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Kings Mountain High’s cheerleaders are pictured at last week’s basketball game with the South Point Red Raiders at Parker Gym.

Jaquaylin Sanders goes inside against the South Point defense in last week’s Big South game at Parker Gym.

Maddox James leads the fast break for Kings Mountain’s Mountaineers in last week’s win over South Point at Parker Gym. Photos by Gary Smart

Last second goal in OT lifts Lions over KMHS Kings Mountain native Drew Hollifield stole an inbounds pass and hit a lay-up with just a second remaining to give the Lions a 76-74 overtime victory over Kings Mountain in a non-conference game Wednesday night in Shelby. It gave the Lions a sweep of the varsity doubleheader after the Lady Lions rolled to a 77-39 win in the opener. Hollifield’s heroics overshadowed yet another outstanding performance by Kings Mountain senior Zeke Cannedy, who finished with a game-high 30 points. Hollifield and DeMario Allen led the Lions with 18 apiece. Drew’s cousins, Kate and Ally Hollifield, played a huge part in the Lady Lions’ victory. Maraja Pass led all scorers with 21 points but Kate Hollifield was right behind with 18, followed by Ally Hollifield with 15.

Saniya Wilson led the Lady Mountaineers with 17 points and also had three assists, two rebounds, one steal and took two charges. Khalia King had eight points, three assists and a steal; Alayna Patrick six points, six rebounds, three steals and an assist; Tyasya Bell four points, three rebounds and an assist, Austyn Dixon two points, three rebounds and an assist and CoRey Simpson two points, nine rebounds and two blocks. It was just the third loss of the year for the Lady Mountaineers, the other two coming in pre-season tournaments. In the JV game, Shelby handed the KM ladies a 15-10 defeat to drop their record to 5-2. Mia Bridges led KM with four points. Brooklyn Long and Jailen Moore scored two points each and Maggie Honeycutt and Desirae Thombs one each.

Monica Head works against the South Point defense in last week’s Big South game at Parker Gym.

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Mountaineer swimmers to compete in state meet Four individuals and a team from Kings Mountain High School will compete in the NCHSAA 3A state swim meet Friday. The team competed in the West Regional meet Saturday at the Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center in Charlotte. The swimmers going on to the state are Alex Barr in the 100 freestyle and 100 backstroke, Trinity Price in the 200 freestyle and 100 backstroke, Mason Demetro and Dalton Messenger in the 100 butterfly; and Barr, Turner Brown, Demetro and Messenger in the 400 yard freestyle relay. KM results in the Western Regional included: Girls 200 medley relay – Abbey Ogle, Callie Stimpson, Trinity Price and Tianna Kaiser, 23rd. Boys 200 medley relay – Nash Bachman, Alex Hayes, Turner Brown and Hunter Ruppe, 23rd. Girls 200 free – Trin-

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Patriots win fourth, 57-33 over Lincolnton Kings Mountain Middle School’s Patriots ran their record to 4-0 last week with a 57-33 win over Lincolnton. KM jumped out to a 9-1 lead in the first 2 ½ minutes, led by two threes by Caleb Nixon. Bradley Floyd had 17 points and Brayden Mull finished the first quarter scoring to help KM to a 17-6 lead. The second period saw the Patriots lead by as many as 25. Floyd scored nine of his game high 17 points heading into halftime, when KM led 33-8. The Wildcats came out on fire in the third quarter, outscoring the Patriots 17-0 before KM’s Tucker Robinette hit two threes and Floyd one to give KM a 44-30 lead going into the fourth quarter. KM picked up its intensity on defense, holding Lincolnton to just one basket in the fourth quarter.

Brayden Mull (10 points and 15 rebounds) and Charlie Foster (13 points and 11 boards) had double-doubles. Foster also blocked four shots. Bradley Floyd had 17 points on 8-for-14 shooting and Charlie Foster had 13 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks. Floyd had 17 pints on 8 for 14 shooting, and six steals. Robinette had nine points, six assists and six steals, and Caleb Nixon eight points and five rebounds. KM had 40 rebounds overall, including 12 on offense; 13 assists, 13 steals, seven blocks and shot 47 percent from inside the arc. KM was scheduled to host North Lincoln for first place on Monday.

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YMCA week four basketball scores Kings Mountain Family YMCA’s fourth week of competition was busy, as teams continued the season. January 31 games: 5-6 Coed Division Bulldogs 12 Jaguars 20 Bulldogs – Wyatt Biggers – 4 points Jaguars – Tristan Flowers – 10 points SpiderMonkeys 16 Eagles 24 SpiderMonkeys – Carson Hendricks – 4 points Eagles – Chloe Gaines – 4 points 7-8 Boys Division Wolves 17 Hornets 20 Hornets – Legend Biddix – 4 points Wolves – Kendrick Logan – 6 points Bulls 26 Warriors 30 Bulls – Kaden Banks – 16 points Warriors – Knox Toney – 14 points February 1 games: 7-9 Girls Division Lady Tigers 22 Dover 14 Lady Tigers – Samari Watson – 4 points 7-8 Boys Division Lakers 16 Tarheels 30 Lakers – Jase Henderson – 4 points Tarheels – Kyree Price – 10 points 10-13 Girls Division Panthers 13 Lakers 31 Panthers – Autumn Littlejohn – 5 points Lakers – Kyelah Gaines – 9 points 16-18 Boys Division

Retro (KM) 69 Ruby 61 Retro – Darian Lopez – 15 points February 3 games: 9-10 Boys Division Mountaineers 27 Tarheels 6 Mountaineers – Bryce Wilson – 10 points Tarheels – Bryson Crawford – 2 points 13-15 Boys Division Hornets 47 Coach Hamrick 27 Hornets – Lyric Phonephet – 9 points Hamrick – Malik Hall – 5 points 10-13 Girls Division Kiser 16 Panthers 12 Kiser – Landry McDaniel – 4 points Panthers – Taylor Lovelace – 7 points Cheer Squad

Lakers 45 Dover 4 Lakers – Isabelle Cole – 2 points

Jaguars 30 SpiderMonkeys 10 Jaguars – Alex Lazenby – 6 points SpiderMonkeys – Liam Pierce – 10 points

February 4 games: 11-12 Boys Division Sonics 38 Dover 23 Sonics – Kiser Richards – 14 points Hornets 12 Lakers 14 Hornets – Christopher Escobar – 4points Lakers – Adrian Tolbert – 6 points 13-15 Boys Division Bulls 36 Warriors 32 Bulls – Aiden Smith – 14 points Warriors – Ty Howard – 9 points February 5 games: 5-6 Coed Division

Bulldogs 26 Eagles 12 Bulldogs – Maddox Floyd – 12 points Eagles – Collin Chapman – 4 points 7-8 Boys Division Warriors 22 Lakers 15 Warriors – Gregory Hinson – 2 points Lakers – Jordan Smith – 6 points

7-9 Girls Division Lady Tigers 20 vs Dover 4 Lady Tigers – Jayda Loftin – 4 points 11-12 Boys Division Nighthawks 42 Hornets 28 Nighthawks – Noah Rhodes – 19 points Hornets – AJ Ross – 13 points Lakers 26 Dover 25 Lakers – Tosh Toms – 6 points

Tarheels 12 Hornets 17 Tarheels – Michael Meeks – 10 points Hornets – Darrell Pardo – 9 points

Hamrick 37 Warriors 33 Hamrick – Jamerson Hamrick – 9 points Warriors – Khyill Green – 12 points

Wolves 14 Bulls 30 Wolves – Michael Floyd – 6 points Bulls – Kingston Ramos – 2 points

Hornets 61 Bulls 50 Hornets – Tyler McIntyre – 10 points Bulls – Aiden Smith – 25 points

LEGAL NOTICE SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE OF REAL PROPERTY THIS ACTION BROUGHT PURSUANT TO THE POWER AND AUTHORITY contained within that certain Deed of Trust executed and delivered by Robert Gene Ervin and Mary Barnette Ervin dated January 22, 2008 and recorded on February 15, 2008 in Book 1544 at Page 1546 in the Office of Register of Deeds of Cleveland County, North Carolina. As a result of a default in the obligations contained within the Promissory Note and Deed of Trust and the failure to carry out and perform the stipulation and agreements contained therein, the holder of the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust made demand to have the default cured, which was not met. Therefore, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will place for sale that parcel of land, including improvements thereon, situated, lying and being in the City of Kings Mountain, County of Cleveland, State of North Carolina, and being more particularly described in the heretofore referenced Deed of trust. Said sale will be a public auction to the highest bidder for cash, at the usual place of sale at the Cleveland County Courthouse, Shelby, North Carolina, on February 15, 2022 at 11:30 AM Address of Property: 346 Oak Grove Road, Kings Mountain, NC 28086 Tax Parcel ID: 12309 Present Record Owners: The Heirs of Robert Gene Ervin The terms of the sale are that the real property hereinbefore described will be sold for cash to the highest bidder. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, is required and must be tendered in the form of certified funds at the time of the sale. The successful bidder will be required to pay revenue stamps on the Trustee’s Deed, any Land Transfer Tax, and costs for recording the Trustee’s Deed. The real property hereinabove described is being offered for sale “AS IS, WHERE IS” and will be sold subject to all superior liens, unpaid taxes, special assessments and other encumbrances. Other conditions will be announced at the sale. The sale will be held open for ten (10) days for upset bids, as by law required. The sale will not confirm until there have been ten (10) consecutive days with no upset bids having been filed. If for any reason the Trustee is unable to convey title to this property, or if the sale is set aside, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the bid deposit. Furthermore, if the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the Trustee in its sole discretion, if it believes the challenge to have merit, may declare the sale to be void and return the bid deposit. In either event, the purchaser will have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, the Mortgagee’s attorney, or the Trustee. Additional notice required for Residential Real Property with Less Than Fifteen (15) Rental Units: An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement by providing written notice of termination to the landlord, to be effective on a date stated in the notice that is at least ten (10 days, but no more than 90 day, after the sale date contained in the notice of sale, provided that the mortgagor has not cured the default at the time the tenant provides the notice of termination. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. Posted: Witness: Assistant/Deputy clerk of Superior Court Albertelli Law Partners North Carolina, P.A., Substitute Trustee By: Albertelli Law Partners North Carolina, P.A. Sarah E. Banks, Esq. North Carolina Bar #44023 205 Regency Executive Park Drive Suite 100 Charlotte, NC 28217 T: 704-970-0391 21-SP232/21-006771 A-FN4740271 02/02/2022, 02/09/2022 KMH (2/02, 09/2022)

KINGS MOUNTAIN BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING AND NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Tuesday, February 15th, 2022 5:30pm Notice is hereby given that the Kings Mountain Board of Adjustment will hold a Public Meeting and Public Hearing on Tuesday, February 15th, 2022 at 5:30 pm in the City Council Chambers, located in the City Hall at 101 W. Gold St., Kings Mountain, NC. The Board will hear the following case: CASE NO. APP 22-1 Requested APPEAL of the decision of the Zoning Administrator in regard to Article 6, Section 6.16- Overlay Districts, (4) Kings Mountain Protection, Preservation and Enhancement District (KMPPED), 2. Design Guidelines: Materials and Detailing. The Petitioner, Mr. David Stone, is requesting to paint the west wall of a downtown building located at 138 West Mountain Street. The meeting will be open to the public for those wishing to attend. Social distancing and face masks required during Public Meetings and Public Hearings. For further information please call the Planning and Zoning office at 704-734-4595. KMH (2/2,9/2022) • Working Moms • Homeschool Moms • College Praying Moms • Moms of Career Age Young Adults • Military Families • Moms Praying For Prodigals • Special Needs Praying Moms • Church Based Groups • Language Based Groups • Prison Based Groups

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Kings Mountain Elite basketball results K-2nd Grade Beginners Division Elite Aces 26 #Elite Knicks 23 Leading Scorers – Elite Aces: K.J. Moore 8, O’Brian Smith 7, Sadie Bert 4, Mason Pruitt 4, Camari McBryant 1. #EliteKnicks: Jasir Garner 10, Khamoni Marable 9, Cayden Alexander 2, Savannah Kubu 1, Legacy Hamrick 1 Elite Dawg Breeding 14 Elite Royalty 13 Leading Scorers – Elite Dawg Breeding: Sienna Black 7, Xzavier Davis 4,

Tiffany Evans 3. Elite Royalty: Khyier Marable 9, Jaustin Bennett 2, Carson Hovis 2 3rd-4th Grade Elementary Division Clutch Elite 22 Elite Swaggers 16 Leading Scorers- Clutch Elite: Harper Hollifield 16, Peyton Clack 4, O’Brain Smith 2. Elite Swaggers: Kherian Little 14, Seth Tate 2. Elite Kings 16 Elite Fire 13 Leading Scorers: Elite Kings: Antonio Surratt 8, Kipp Stone 2, Michael Rice 2, J. Gash

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 11th day of January, 2022 as Executrix of the Estate of MARILYN GLADYS DEAN RAMSEY, AKA MARILYN DEAN RAMSEY, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Amber Leigh Cox, Executrix, on or before the 19th day of April, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 5th day of January, 2022. Amber Leigh Cox, Executrix Estate of: Marilyn Gladys Dean Ramsey AKA Marilyn Dean Ramsey 2825 Louise Drive Shelby, NC 28150 KMH (1/19, 26; 2/2, 9/2022)

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

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 26th day of January, 2022 as Administratrix of the Estate of DWIGHT CARROLL NEWTON, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Carol Newton, Administratrix, on or before the 2nd day of May, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 2nd day of February, 2022. Carol Newton, Administratrix Estate of: Dwight Carroll Newton 9191 W. Hwy. 10 Vale, NC 28168 KMH (2/2, 9,16,23/2022)

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK In the Matter of the Estate of: BOBBY FRANK MANER EXECUTOR NOTICE Having qualified on the 26th day of January, 2022 as Executor of the Estate of Bobby Frank Maner, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Executor on or before the 26th day of April, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment. This the 26th day of January, 2022 Robert S. Maner, Ex. PO Box 519 Kings Mountain, NC 28086

2, Jeremiah Plummer 2. Elite Fire: Taurean Mills 7, Tony Boyd Jr. 4, Ayden Adams 2. 5th-6th Intermediate Division BIG ELITE 38 #TeamSteph 37 Leading Scorers – BIG ELITE: Uriah Lipscomb 21, Silas Tate 11, Nehemiah Hogue 4, Jaden Byrd 2. #TeamSteph: Amir Parker 12, B Desmond Nolan 8, Braylon Brown 7, A.J. Parker 7, Kavion Byers 3 Elite Warriors 50 Elite Pressure 25 Leading Scorers - Elite Warriors: Xavier Hutchens 23, Cam Houser 19, Jamarius Hill

2, Xavier Epps 2. Elite Pressure: K.J. Bell 14, Kingston Moore 5, C.J. Adams 4, Holden Carroll 2. Elite Outlaws 41 BIG ELITE 25 Leading Scorers – Elite Outlaws: Carlos Boyce 14, Ashtun Hall 7, Alan Thomas 7, Jazmine Twitty 6, Mason Powers 5, Cheyanne Cannedy 2. BIG ELITE: Trevor Dalton 11, Jaden Byrd 4, Nehemiah Hogue 4, Harper Hollifield 4 A’Jay Fagan 2. 7th-8th Middle School Division WeAllCanGo 50 Elite Hawks 36 Leading Scorers – WACG:

Tucker Robinette 34, Ethan Dibruno 6, Silas Tate 3, Brayden Carroll 2. Elite Hawks: Johnathan Charles 19, Malachi Powell 10, K.J. Bell 5, Farri Martin 2, Christian Jarrett 2. Hoop Dreams 46 #DukeNation 39 Leading Scorers – Hoop Dreams: Xavier Hutchens 19, Mack Jordan 16, Carlos Boyce 7, Braylon Brown 4. #DukeNation: Brayden Pearson 12, Amir Parker 12, Keja Baker 6, Kingston Moore 5, AJ Parker 4 Congratulations to following Week #1 Player of the Week Honors for Each Division:

Division Player of the Week K-2nd Grade/8U Beginners Division Khyier Marable/Elite Royalty – 9pts 3rd-4th Grade/10U Elementary Division Kherian Little/Elite Swaggers – 14 pts 5th-6th Grade/12U Intermediate Division Xavier Hutchens/Elite Warriors – 23 pts Cam Houser/Elite Warriors -19 pts 7th—8th Grade Middle School Division Tucker Robinette/WACG – 38 pts





NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 17th day of December, 2021 as Executor of the Estate of LINDA LOU MCSWAIN SWEEZY BLACK, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Jimmy Black, Executor, on or before the 19th day of April, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 19th day of January, 2022. Jimmy Black, Executor Estate of: Linda Lou McSwain Sweezy Black 506 Dennis Drive Shelby, NC 28150 KMH (1/19, 26; 2/2, 9/2022)

Having qualified as Administrator of the Estate of Virgie Bingham Helms aka Virgie B. Helms aka Mary Vergie Helms aka Vergie B. Helms, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned at 106 North Cherry Street, Cherryville, North Carolina, on or before the 9th day of May, 2022, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate will please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 9th day of February, 2022. Alan Richard Dedmon Administrator Counsel for the Estate: PALMER E. HUFFSTETLER, JR. ATTORNEY AT LAW 106 North Cherry Street Cherryville, NC 28021 Telephone: 704-435-4907 KMH (2/09, 16, 23 &3/02/2022)







Having qualified on 2nd day of February, 2022 as Executrix of the Estate of PEGGY D. HORN, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Elizabeth Ann Horn Russ, Executrix, on or before the 9th day of May, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

Having qualified on 21st day of January, 2022 as Administrator of the Estate of LINDA SOYARS MYERS, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Michael Lee Myers, Administrator, on or before the 26th day of April, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 9th day of February, 2022.

This the 26th day of January, 2022.

Elizabeth Ann Horn Russ, Executrix Estate of: Peggy D. Horn 3349-1 Charlie Elliott Road Lawndale, NC 28090

Michael Lee Myers, Administrator Estate of: Linda Soyars Myers 101 Catalina Court Shelby, NC 28152

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Having qualified on 11th day of January, 2022 as Administratrix of the Estate of JOHN WESLEY OGLESBY, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Donna Yvette Eskridge, Administratrix, on or before the 19th day of April, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

Having qualified on 7th day of January, 2022 as Administratrix of the Estate of PHYLLIS CAROLYN BYERS, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Joyce Hewett, Administratrix, on or before the 9th day of May, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

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Donna Yvette Eskridge, Administratrix Estate of: John Wesley Oglesby 521 Gold Street Shelby, NC 28150

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LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 13th day of January, 2022 as Executor of the Estate of RETHA GOOCH, AKA RETHA M. GOOCH, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Dennis Alexander Gooch, Executor on or before the 19th day of April, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 19th day of January, 2022.

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LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executrix for the estate of: John Jordan Turner 132 Montcliff Drive Kings Mountain, NC 28086 This is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before May 10, 2022. This Notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All person, firms and corporations indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment. Today’s date: February 02, 2022 Jodi A. Ramirez, EXECUTRIX FOR THE ESTATE OF John Jordan Turner, DECEASED, FILE NUMBER 21 E 865 CLEVELAND COUNTY CLERK OF COURT 735 Spring Street, SW Concord, NC 28025 ATTORNEY AT LAW JEFFREY D. JONES 708 MCLAIN ROAD KANNAPOLIS, NC 28083 KMH (2/02, 09, 16 & 23/2022)

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CHARITY BIBLE COLLEGE FALL CLASSES. Charity Bible College offers 12 weeks of classes supplemented with out of class assignments toward a degree in Theology or Christian Education. Classes resume each Monday night 6:30pm to 9:00pm starting February 7th through April 25th, 2022. Classes Offered: The Book of Proverbs, The Temple, The Life of Joseph, and Christology. CBC is affiliated with Macedonia Baptist College of Midland, NC as a part of their satellite school program. For information call or email us! Look us up on Facebook and on our Webpage at: (704) 419-4574

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

ONE ON ONE CARE IS HIRING for full/part time in the group homes for 2nd shift. Transport experience recommended not required. Hrs are 2p-11p weekdays and 8p-8a weekends. Apply in person at 203 Lee St. Shelby FULL TIME MAINTENANCE MAN NEEDED. Maintain rental properties. Must have valid NC Drivers license. Pay depends on experience. (704) 473-4299 WANTED SITTER MON.-FRI. FOR ELDER PERSON. Quiet setting, located Rutherford/Polk County line area. Some housekeeping & errands required. Interested applicants please call Patty, 828-980-5386 between 9am-7pm. JANITORIAL / HOUSEKEEPING. FULL TIME AND PART TIME janitorial positions in Blacksburg. 1st, 2nd, & 3rd shift available. Pay starts at $14/hr. Must pass Drug Screen. Call 864-590-7675 for more information. (864) 590-7675 COATS PERFORMANCE YARN. 501 York Road, Kings Mountain, NC. 8 & 12 hour shifts. Apply within. For more info, email kimberly.durden@coats. com or call 980-291-5331. SANDY RUN BAPTIST CHURCH Is seeking a part time Secretary, 15-20 hours per week. Exp. with Power Church Program preferred but not required. Send resume to office@ (704) 4346771 SANDY RUN BAPTIST CHURCH Is seeking a part time Minister of Music. Please send resume to PO Box 297 Mooresboro, NC 28114 or (704) 434-6771

VALENTINE’S POPUP SHOP. Body Care Gifts and Hand Crafted Crafts for sale. Sat 2/12/22 8am till 6pm. 303 Kings St., Kings Mountain @ The Miracle Workers. Parking next door at Tim Moore’s Law Office. Questions (980) 251-5219

HANDYMAN. All rental and residential services. No job too small. Call Wray at 704-6740494

BUSINESS SERVICES CAMP’S COMPLETE LAWN CARE and RESIDENTIAL FENCING. “30 + Years Experience”. Call Donnie at (704) 4807405




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TALL PINES CORPORATION Give us a call today for all your Grading, Excavation, Land Clearing, and Hauling needs! (704) 600-5438 SHIPMAN’S MASONRY- 48 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Brick, Block & Stone, Outside Fireplaces, Foundations, Underpinnings. “Free Estimates”. 1st Quality Work! (863) 532-1587


KERO HEATERS. REDSTONE 23,500 BTU. Brand New. George Kavacs #P5042-077-L Chrome Bathroom 21’ Lights. Make Offer. Welding supplies, welding rods, welding gloves, make offer. (704) 460-1745 LAWN MOWER TRAILERS. 4 WHEELER TRAILERS, SMALL & LARGE TRAILERS. “We Got’Em” J. Johnson Sales, Inc., Forest City, NC. (828) 245-5895 DUMP TRAILERS “WE GOT ‘EM”. 6’x10’, 6’x12’ and 7’x14’ (5 & 7 Ton) “All the Options on All! contact J. Johnson Sales, Inc., Forest City. (828) 245-5895 STORAGE BUILDINGS. “We Buy, Sell, Trade” J. Johnson Sales INC. Forest City, NC 828245-5895. GE BLACK STOVE FOR SALE. Like new. $350 obo. (704) 7187975 BUILDINGS, GARAGES, SHOPS with Concrete Slab. “We Got’Em”and “We do them Turn Key” J. Johnson Sales INC., Forest City, NC. 828-245-5895. FLAG POLES & FLAGS. 15ft., 20ft., 25ft. “All American Made!” Delivery and installation is available. J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City, NC. Call 828-245-5895. CARPORTS, GARAGES, RV COVERS, BOAT TRACTOR COVERS IN STOCK. Areas largest on site display. Best Selection, Options. Quality you can getting one place! J. Johnson Sales, Inc. Forest City, NC. 828245-5895. HORSE QUALITY HAY. Square and round bales. Call (704) 4876855 TRAILERS, EQUIPMENT, DECKOVERS, GOOSENECK DUMP. CAR HAULER, HIGH SIDE, ENCLOSED. Cash, Credit Cards, Financing, Rent to Own Options. J. Johnson Sales INC. Forest City, NC 828-245-5895. PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS with Scratch Pads! Press Room Printing. 704-482-2243. (704) 538-5788 TRAILERS, LAWNMOWER TRAILERS, Flatbed Trailers, Enclosed Trailers, Horse and Cattle Trailers, Saddlery. Check our prices and quality before you buy. Bridges Riding Equipment. Boiling Springs, NC. (704) 473-0867

PANDA STORAGE AUCTION PUBLIC SALE. 1:00PM Feb. 25th. Panda Storage, 1301 US Hwy 221., Rutherfordton, NC. Contents of Units: #C20 Willis, #B04 Hamilton, and #A13 Adams For Non-Payment of Storage Rent. (704) 473-7358

WILL BUY. I Want to Buy old 45 records and 78’s call 704-7820647 BOUGHT OUT ENTIRE SHOP. Woodworking, hand tools, drills, saws, weed eaters, leaf blowers, lots & lots of misc. 15 antique clocks & parts. Call for appointment. Can be seen most anytime. (704) 482-0540 FIREWOOD FOR SALE. All types already split. Can deliver. Truck & Trailer loads, starting at $75. Will negotiate. 704-4667623

FIREWOOD FOR SALE. Seasoned Oak by truck load also bundles. Will deliver within 15 miles of Cherryville. (704) 4353970 2 GOLF CARTS FOR SALE. 1 is Carolina blue with weather cover and 1 white. 2 seats and good batteries. $4000 each. 704-4773500

FRAME SHOP EQUIPMENT. Morso Chopper, Seal Commercial 210, C&H Glass Cutter, Oval & Round Master, Jr. Cut Glass and Mats. Mat Cutter. Call (704) 827-3128 PRO-FORM TREADMILL $100. And a BOWFLEX Workout Bench $100. call (704) 692-1573 ENTERTAINMENT TV CABINET W/SHELVES. white, 72’’highX42’’wideX 22’’deep. $100. 4 new golf cart tires w/ chrome rims. $300. New entertainment center. $100. 828-7487985.

ITEMS FOR SALE. One Ladies Urn for sale, 1 Male Maltese for sale and 6 inch stove pipes. Call 704-538-3809. CEMETERY PLOTS FOR SALE Two cemetery plots $1600/ ea. Or Best Offer. Current market value $1850/ea. Cleveland Memorial Park Cemetery Shelby, NC. Plots located in Chimes Tower section. Seller pays transfer fee (225) 276-8033

DOBERMAN PINSCHER PUPPIES READY. NOW Born 11/22/21. Full-blooded. All males. 1st shots, tails docked, dew claws removed. CKC $600. 29702 area. Text 864-492-5385 (864) 492-5385

PURE RAW LOCAL HONEY. $18 per quart, $10 per pint. Produced in Rutherford County. Call or text Jackson Corbin, 828-9801823. HORSE HAY FOR SALE. Square bales $6, round bales $40. (704) 692-6325 RIDING/PUSH MOWERS, GARDEN TILLERS, GOKARTS, MINI-BIKES. Ready to mow. All in excellent condition. Can deliver, 30+ years experience in repair work. 828-9800853, 704-476-9383.

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

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

4 WHEEL SCOOTER $825. Pride 4 wheel scooter, less than two years old, charger, basket, delivered with a warranty. Call Scooterman John (704) 9514224 ext. 7045849820

BELGIAN MALINOIS FULL BLOODED PUPS OFF WORKING BLOODLINE. (910) 2805508 davidannegriffin@yahoo. com

FORD BEDLINER 6.5 FT. (Fits 2015-2020 Ford Pickup) Tonneau Hard Cover. $300 (Paid $600) “Like new!” Call (704) 300-7563

CASH FOR YOUR CAR running or not, title or no title. Call Charles Dellinger at Red Road Towing. 704692-6767, (704) 487-0228

FOR SALE CEMETERY PLOT ROSE HILL MEMORIAL PARK. Section 1 Lot 106. Located next to curb on the circle driveway. $500. (704) 418-0939

HOUSEWARES LIQUIDATION SALE. Save 70 to 90% off original retail. Cleaners, kitchen, and storage. All new $1.99, Baby, & Wedding sections. ONE DAY ONLY, Saturday, February 5th, 9am-5pm at SIDE DOOR next to MIGHTY DOLLAR Forest City. CASH ONLY!

WANTED: OLD AND NEW AMMO. Reloading supplies. Call 828-245-6756 or cell # 828-2891488. DANNY’S AUTOWERKS. Buying used or junk cars. Competitive prices. Call Danny 828-2893081 or Jimmy 828-289-1175. WANT TO BUY CARS, TRUCKS. Trailers, Tractors, Farm Equipment. Must have ID and proof of ownership. Callahan’s Towing. (704) 692-1006

FARM & GARDEN DAMAGED BEE EQUIPMENT SALE. One day only! Sat. Feb. 5, 10am-1pm. Forest City Farmers Market. For more info call 828-980-1823.

TWO POMERANIAN PUPPIES CKC. CKC Pomeranian Puppies 8 weeks soft brown and white in color. One male and one female up to date on Vaccine and worming. Puppy comes with puppy pack, first weeks food, vaccine and worming current record and future needs. 100% Pomeranian Bloodline. Delivery arranged in two State area. $1500 each. Don 864-492-5138 CKC breeder since 2014. (864) 492-5138 KENNELS, DOG KENNELS, DOG HOUSES. 7x7x4, 5x10x6, 10x10x4, 10x10x6, 10x20x6, 20x20x6. Roof tops. Delivery & Installation is Available! J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City,NC. 828-245-5895. 3 AKC MALE TOY POODLE PUPPIES. Black with white chest. Ready for new homes 2/25/22. Both Parents on site. Contact for more info. (828) 9803225 I HAVE TOY POODLE PUPPIES. 6 weeks old, CKC, $1,500. (828) 289-8844 GAME CHICKENS FOR SALE. 980-552-9108. BEAGLE PUPPIES. ONE boyFIVE girls. Puppies will be ready for their forever homes on February 12, 2022. They will have been wormed and 1st shots. $800.00 each. (304) 419-4041 AKC REGISTERED LAB PUPPIES. Black and chocolate. Ready middle of March. Parents on site. Champion Bloodline. Great disposition. $925. Taking deposits, $250. 704-914-8241


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HOUSE FOR SALE. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1996 double wide on 3.3 private wooded acres, approximately 1850 sq ft, brick foundation including steps and porches, open floor plan, fridge, stove, washer and dryer included, connected to county water, carpet and vinyl floors need to be replaced. Casar area. Call 704-284-3331 for more info. $149,000 OBO. Call after 5pm. Lawndale, NC 28090 (704) 284-3331

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2014 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN Call for Price. Braunability Handicap Van. Side entry ramp. Transfer driver seat. Ideal van for disabled person who uses a wheel chair and can still drive. Equipped to add hand controls. (704) 692-6248 2013 RAM 1500 116,171 miles, $24500, super clean truck. Ram 1500. 5.7 Hemi. Has a fifth wheel with two ball hitches, (one 4” ext), lights plug in bed and brake box. I am just buying a 2500. Beautiful truck. It’s the Big Horn edition. Heated seats, power everything, heated steering wheel, sprayed bed liner, rear sensors, 5 1/2 foot bed, tow/ haul package, 20” AT tires, four door, etc. It has been used rarely to pull a horse trailer. Two key fobs. Just serviced and put in a new battery. No wrecks. I have title. (704) 578-2827 ivy_baker@

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Tornado ripped through Dixon community two years ago this week By Loretta Cozart

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Two years ago on February 6, 2020, just before lunchtime, an EF-2 tornado ripped through the Dixon community, toppling four high-tension electrical transmission towers, and destroying property in its wake. Luckily, no lives were lost because of the storm. Roof repairs were required throughout the area, but many properties sustained more damage. Dixon Presbyterian Church had roof damage, but interior work was required due to the rain that poured in. The home next to the church lost its shingles, a car port, and attached storage room. Just down the block, a home on the corner at Bethlehem Road lost its porch and fence to falling trees. Just beyond that, a barn was destroyed. The tin roof was lifted off, shredded, and cast about the area. Huge Oak trees were toppled over. Those that were not toppled lost their huge limbs that became projectiles in the wind. Areas around Dixon

Four high tension electrical transmission towers were blown down by the Tornado. Photo by Elizabeth McGinnis School Road also suffered damage to a lesser extent. On Wells Road, huge, toppled Oak trees were strewn about and had to be removed. The Dixon community weathered the storm. Friends and family came together, repaired, and rebuilt. The EF-2 tornado is just a memory now, but the frightening moments of that day linger in the minds of those who endured it forever. The house at Dixon School Road and Bethlehem Road suffered heavy damage from falling trees. Photo by Jennifer Fite Hord

A tree crashed through the roof of Dixon Presbyterian Church. Photo by Betsy Wells

Brandi Lea Snyder shared this photo of a house crushed by a tree in the Dixon community.


Approaching 65? Here’s What to Know About Enrolling in Medicare Dear Savvy Senior, Can you give me a brief rundown of Medicare’s enrollment choices along with when and how to sign-up? Approaching 65 Dear Approaching, The rules and timetables for Medicare enrollment can be confusing to many new retirees, so it’s smart to plan ahead. Here’s a simplified rundown of what to know. First a quick review. Remember that original Medicare has two parts: Part A, which provides hospital coverage and is free for most people, and Part B which covers doctor’s visits and other medical services, and costs $170.10 per month for most enrollees in 2021. When to Enroll Everyone is eligible for Medicare at age 65, even if your full Social Security retirement age is 66 or later. You can enroll any time during the “initial enrollment period,” which is a seven-month period that includes the three months before, the month of, and the three months after your 65th birthday. It’s best to enroll three months before your birth month to ensure your coverage starts when

you turn 65. If you happen to miss the seven-month sign-up window for Medicare Part B, you’ll have to wait until the next “general enrollment period” which runs from Jan. 1 to March 31 with benefits beginning the following July 1. You’ll also incur a 10 percent penalty for each year you wait beyond your initial enrollment period, which will be tacked on to your monthly Part B premium. You can sign up for premium-free Part A, at any time with no penalty. Working Exceptions Special rules apply if you’re eligible for Medicare and still on the job. If you have health insurance coverage through your employer or your spouse’s employer, and the company has 20 or more employees, you have a “special enrollment period” in which you can sign up. This means that you can delay enrolling in Medicare Part B and are not subject to the 10 percent late-enrollment penalty as long as you sign up within eight months of losing that coverage. Drug Coverage Be aware that original Medicare does not cover prescription medications, so if you don’t have credible drug coverage from

an employer or union, you’ll need to buy a Part D drug plan from a private insurance company (see during your initial enrollment if you want coverage. If you don’t, you’ll incur a premium penalty – 1 percent of the average national premium ($33 in 2022) for every month you don’t have coverage – if you enroll later.

through HMOs and PPOs and often have cheaper premiums, but their deductibles and co-pays are usually higher. Many of these plans also provide coverage for extra services not offered by original Medicare like dental, hearing and vision coverage along with gym/fitness memberships, and most plans include prescription drug coverage too.

Supplemental Coverage If you choose original Medicare, it’s also a good idea to get a Medigap (Medicare supplemental) policy within six months after enrolling in Part B to help pay for things that aren’t covered by Medicare like copayments, coinsurance and deductibles. See to shop and compare policies.

How to Enroll If you’re already receiving your Social Security benefits before 65, you will automatically be enrolled in Part A and Part B, and you’ll receive your Medicare card about three months before your 65th birthday. It will include instructions to return it if you have work coverage that qualifies you for late enrollment.

All-In-One Plans Instead of getting original Medicare, plus a Part D drug plan and a Medigap policy, you could sign up for a Medicare Advantage plan instead (see that covers everything in one plan. Nearly half of all new Medicare enrollees are signing up for Advantage plans.

If you’re not receiving Social Security, you’ll need to enroll either online at SSA. gov/medicare or over the phone at 800772-1213.

These plans, which are also sold by insurance companies, are generally available

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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