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Truck catches fire on I-85 Saturday afternoon By Loretta Cozart

New Biscuitville location located at 716 York Rd.

Biscuitville to open March 1 By Loretta Cozart Greensboro based Biscuitville announced plans to open the Kings Mountain drive-thru breakfast restaurant on March 1, according to their sign. The location of the new restaurant is 716 York Road, in Kings Mountain. The restaurant chain opened in 1966 but specialized in pizza. In 1975, they opened their first store in

Danville, VA, followed by eight stores in North Carolina in 1978. Biscuitville offers a variety of breakfast options, from a variety of biscuits to muffins, pancakes, and breakfast platters. Those looking to apply should visit and look for the yellow rolling pin at the top of the page and click on “careers”.

Community Lenten Services Planned The Kings Mountain Ministerial Association is planning to host community Lenten services this year. Due to Covid-19 the Lenten services were halted after the third service in 2020 and were not conducted last year (2021). The ministers would like to offer these services this year. Now that we know more about

this pandemic and how to safeguard ourselves, the ministers felt positive about resuming these services this year. However, the decision was made not to host fellowship meals after the services. The time for each service will be at 12:00 noon (Wednesdays) at various churches with a See LENTEN, Page 2A

KMLT Comedy

Deliver Us From Mama premiers March 4 The 2021-2022 season of Kings Mountain Little Theatre will continue with “Deliver Us From Mama”, directed by Amy Hardin, on Friday, March 4, at 7:30 PM. KMLT is pleased to announce that performances are scheduled for March 4, 5, 11 and 12 at 7:30 PM with matinees on Sundays, March 6 and 13 at 3:00 pm. THE STORY: Mama’s back—so chaos can’t be far behind! This rip-roaring, hilarious, high-octane race to beat the stork begins when

Walker Sprunt’s wife, Hayley, goes into labor with their first child. The problem? She’s in Alabama, and Walker (Robert Wagman) is in L.A., trying his best to get through a surprise visit from his meddling mother (Jackie See COMEDY, Page 5A

Just before five o’clock on Saturday, February 19, a work truck traveling North on I-85 near the Cleveland County line caught fire. The occupants of the vehicle were able to escape before the cab burst into flame. Clouds of black smoke bellowed into the sky above the scene. Within minutes, Kings Mountain Fire Department’s Engine 283 arrived, followed by a second firetruck. Fire and rescue members scrambled to get the engine fire of the Ford work truck under control. See FIRE, Page 5A

Smoke bellowed into the sky at the scene of a work truck fire on I-85 North on Saturday afternoon just before 5 p.m. Nobody was injured in the blaze. Photo by Loretta Cozart

Proposed wastewater treatment plant planned for the Dixon community By Loretta Cozart Project South, the proposed wastewater system for the Dixon community, was unveiled at a community meeting hosted by City of Kings Mountain, Town of Grover, and Cleveland County at the Patrick Senior Center on February 8, at 6 p.m. Citizens who attended the meeting were upset because they felt they had not received adequate notice of the meeting, and not all citizens in the Dixon Community received notice. A letter was mailed to residents on Thursday, February 3 and was received by most on Saturday, February 5. Due to the weekend, those residents were not able to reach out to the city until Monday, February 7, just one day prior to the meeting. On February 4, a post was made to the City of

Kings Mountain’s Facebook page stating, “PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT: All property owners South of I-85, near Exit 5 are invited to attend an informational meeting regarding a prospective utility Jim Patterson Road was mentioned at the meeting as a potential location infrastructure for the new wastewater treatment plant. According to the city, no site has Photo by Loretta Cozart project in your yet been determined. area. The meetThis post serves as notice in and sewer connectivity to a ing will be held on Tuesday, February 8th at case an owner or resident growing area along I-85 between Exit 8 and the South 6:00 p.m. at the Patrick Se- was missed.)” According to the city, 80 Carolina State line. The $45 nior Center, 909 East King Street. The City of Kings to 100 people attended the million project was funded Mountain, Town of Grover, meeting in which the project by the state for assistance in and Cleveland County are was discussed. The overview population growth and ecoexcited for the economic reviewed installing, owning, nomic development value in development progress this and maintaining a new sewer their last budget. No firm decision has project will bring to the re- infrastructure, a new stateof-art treatment plant, three yet been made regarding the gion. (Letters have been sent Lift Stations along route, See PLANT, Page 5A by mail to those in the area.

PHENIX MILL BEING DEMOLISHED– Portions of the old Dilling / Phenix Mill have been demolished, another part of Kings Mountain’s history in the process of disappearing. The Dilling Mill, later renamed the Phenix Mill, was built by Freno Dilling, part owner of Kings Mountain Manufacturing with W. A. Mauney. The Dilling Mill eventually became the Phenix Mill #2, then renamed the Burlington Mill, and was located near the intersection of Battleground Avenue and Baker Street. It was bounded to the east by Phenix Street. Photo by Loretta Cozart

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Charles Anderson Carrigan KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – Charles Anderson Carrigan, 80, passed away on February 14, 2022 at CaroMont Regional Medical Center, surrounded by his family. Born in Gaston County on July 14, 1941, he was the son of the late John William Carrigan and Nadine Car-rigan Hedgepath. In addition to his parents, Charles is preceded in death by his sister, Ritta Carrigan. Charles served in the United States Marine Corp before marrying his lifetime love Betty Faye Hanna on May 12, 1962. Charles was owner/operator of Carrigan Auto Sales and Cherokee Auto Auction. He enjoyed volunteering and helping people in his community. His passions included donating to and attending The American Legion World Series and being involved with the children of Grace Christian Academy. He was once employed by and remained active with the Cleveland County Sheriffs Department. Charles was a member and former Deacon of Bethlehem Baptist Church and attended Branch Street Chapel. He was an active boater and loved fishing on the Intracoastal Waterway with his friends. He will be remembered for his love of life, his big smile, quick wit, and most of all his incredible heart. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Betty Hanna Carrigan of Kings Mountain; four children: Sherry Rippy (Michael), Jimmy D. Faulkner Jr (Lynn), Lisa Yarbro (Leslie), and Tonya Leatherman (Scott); 8 grandchildren: Joshua Hollifield (Brandi), Matthew Faulkner(Maria), Dustin Yarbro, Taylor Rippy, Carrigan Leatherman, Tucker Leatherman, Leslie Brooks(Teddy), Amber McGill and 8 great grandchildren; Levi Hollifield, Bryson Yarbro, Jaxson Faulkner, Avery Oliver, Jason Pegg, Makayla Brooks, TJ Brooks, Jaylan McGill. The family received friends from 5:00-8:00 Friday, February 18, 2022 at Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home in Shelby. The Funeral service was held at 1:00 pm Saturday, February 19, 2022 at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Kings Mountain, NC with Pastor Michael Chambers officiating. Burial will follow the service in the church cemetery. The family greatly appreciates the outpouring of love and support during this difficult time. In lieu of flowers, memorials and donations may be sent to: Grace Christian Academy (420 Branch St. Kings Mountain, NC 28086) and/or The American Legion World Series (117 A. W. Warren St. Shelby, NC 28150). Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at

NC House passes Free the Smiles Act

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Rebecca Louise Edsall

Betty Patterson of Kings Mountain passed away February 17th at Jim Testa Hospice House Kings Mountain. She was married to the late Henry Patterson. Together they shared three children, two sons, the late Wayne Patterson and the late Kenny Patterson. One daughter, Deborah Seay. She was employed by Kings Mountain Hospital for many years, and was loved by everyone there! Her spirit of generosity, love and mercy will live on forever in the hearts of those that knew her best and loved her best! She possessed a huge heart for others, and her service to mankind was endless! She will be greatly missed! Memorials can be made to Jim Testa Hospice House of Kings Mountain.

KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – Rebecca (Becky) Oesch Edsall went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, February 15th, surrounded by her family at her home in Kings Mountain, NC. The daughter of Olive Marie Krisher Oesch and the late Billie Eugene Oesch, Becky was born on November 22, 1954, at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. In addition to her father, she is preceded in death by sister Ramona Oesch, brother Wayne Oesch, brother William Oesch, and nephews Douglas Oesch and Travis Tuffley. Becky is survived by her mother Olive Oesch of Kings Mountain, NC; her sister Renee Oesch Klein and husband Peter of Baltimore, Maryland; brother Wade Elliott Oesch of Waterloo, Indiana; daughters Brooke and Lyndsey Edsall, both of Kings Mountain; and Autumn Edsall Fincher and husband Bob of Hickory, NC; grandchildren Will, Carson Rebecca, and Claire Fincher; many beloved nieces and nephews, and Johnny Hutchins, her long-time friend and faithful companion along with his daughter Buffy and husband John Murphy, daughter Tammy and husband Gary Houge, and son Chris and wife Christy Hutchins and their children and grandchildren. Becky will be missed by Toby, Copper and Tickle, her beloved puppies, who laid by her side until her very last day. A Celebration of Life was held on Saturday, February 19, 2022, at 11:00 AM at Resurrection Lutheran Church in Kings Mountain, NC, officiated by Rev. Dr. K. Michael Varn and Rev. John W. Futterer. The family received friends from 10:00 AM to 10:50 AM prior to the service in the fellowship hall of the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Cleveland County Animal Services at 1609 Airport Road, Shelby, NC 28150 or to Hospice of Cleveland County at 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC 28150. Guest register is available at: Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain, NC is in charge of arrangements.

Tina Howell Clayton KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – Tina Howell Clayton, 53, of Gastonia, NC, passed away on February 16, 2022 at Caromont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia, NC. She was born in Cleveland County, NC, daughter of the late Fred Odell and Betty Lou Howell. Tina worked in the cosmetology industry for more than 20 years having owned her own shop for some time. Tina was known by everyone for her strong will and always being beautifully dressed. She had a radiance that was undeniable to everyone she met. Tina loved being with her family. Her children and grandchildren were the center of her life. Always full of encouragement, Tina could light up the room with her outgoing attitude and humor. She enjoyed her career and made a lasting impression everywhere she went. Tina was a loving mother, doting grandmother, and wonderful friend who will be missed dearly by many. She is survived by her husband: John Michael “Mikey” Clayton, Gastonia, NC; daughters: Kayla Brooke Mudd and husband Hunter Toney, Kings Mountain, NC, and Kloe Mudd, Gastonia, NC; grandchildren: Noah and Nicholas Toney; siblings: Reid Horton, Asheville, NC, Debra Horton, Gastonia, NC, and Karla Cain, Kings Mountain, NC; previous husband: Bryan Mudd and wife Heather Brittian, Gastonia, NC. A memorial service was held on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 3:00 PM in the Ollie Harris Memorial Chapel Visitation was held on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 from 2:00 PM to 2:50 PM prior to the service in the Parlor of Harris Funeral Home Guest register is available at: Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain, NC is in charge of arrangements.

LENTEN From Page 1A different pastor each week bringing the Lenten message. The 2022 theme is “Personalities Around the Cross.” Listed below is the Lenten schedule: Wednesday, March 2, 2022—Central United Methodist Church Wednesday, March 9, 2022—First Presbyterian Church Wednesday, March 16, 2022—Boyce Memorial ARP Church Wednesday, March 23, 2022—Eastside Baptist Church Wednesday, March 30, 2022—Peoples Baptist Church Wednesday, April 6, 2022—Bethlehem Baptist Church Everyone is invited to come and be a part of these special Lenten services.

Joanne Tessneer KINGS MOUNTAIN: Joanne Morgan Tessneer, 88, passed peacefully after a day surrounded by her family, Sunday, February 20, 2022 at her home. A native of Cleveland County, she was the daughter of the late Harrison and Nannie Jones Morgan. Joanne retired from Homelite/John Deere in Gastonia and was a member of First Baptist Church in Kings Mountain. She loved being a mother, grandmother and great grandmother who had a passion teaching children in Sunday school. She was a member of the Gideons International Auxiliary and the Shelby Rescue Auxiliary. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Larry Morgan.; and great grandson, Deacon McPherson. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 71 years, Dwight Tessneer, of the home; sons, Dr. Roger Tessneer of Bostic and Alan Tessneer and wife Julie of Amarillo, TX; daughters, Susan Blair and husband Sam of Gastonia and Betsy Tessneer and husband Tom Wells of Kings Mountain; sister, Harriette Burnett of Cherry Grove, SC; grandchildren, Adam Tessneer and wife Mary Allison, Samantha McPherson and husband Ben, Cameron Blair and wife Carmen, Derek Tessneer and wife Ashley, Destiny Tessneer, Dustin Tessneer and wife Julie, Riley Tessneer, Summer Tessneer and Krystal Wells; great grandchildren, Emma Grace, Leah Beth, Anna Claire, Preston, Niles, Gideon and Jakob. The family will receive friends 5:00-7:30 PM Thursday, February 24, 2022 at Clay-Barnette Funeral Home in Shelby. Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM, Friday, February 25, 2022 at First Baptist Church in Kings Mountain, with the Rev. Dr. John Sloan officiating. Joanne will be placed in the church one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in Poplar Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Gideons International, First Baptist Church Kings Mountain or Hospice of Cleveland County. Arrangements are entrusted to Clay-Barnette Funeral Home & Aquamation Center. Online condolences:

Joy “Renee” Calhoun GROVER - Joy “Renee” Calhoun, 64, of Grover, North Carolina met her Heavenly Father on February 9, 2022 at Testa Family Hospice House. She was born in Wadsworth, Ohio, daughter of the late Horace B. Burgin and Mildred Lorene Allen. Renee was the owner of Military Park Quick stop and Military Park Mini Storage for 20 years. She was a longtime prayer warrior for Family Worship Center, Church of God, Kings Mountain. In her spare time, she loved to worship and study her Bible. She enjoyed being surrounded by her family and friends, but mostly, her grandbabies. She had a heart of pure gold and will be missed by everyone. She is survived by her husband, Clarence Calhoun of 42 years; son, Dillon Scott Ingle (Gisela); daughters, Crystal Tayara-Binns (Shannon), Jessica Calhoun Lail (Wesley), Bella Calhoun; grandchildren Jackson, Abe, Cruz, Edie; brother Randy Burgin (Kathy). There was a private celebration of life with family and close friends. Interment was held at Olney Presbyterian Church, 250 Olney Church Rd., Gastonia, NC.

By Loretta Cozart In a p r e s s release f r o m House Speaker T i m Moore, TIM MOORE it was announced that North Carolina House has passed the Free the Smiles Act on February 17, “in a veto-proof, bipartisan vote of 76-42. The bill will give parents the right to opt out of student mask mandates for their children.” North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore said, “All health care decisions for our students belong with their parents, not with politicians or bureaucrats. No one cares about these children more than their parents, and no one is better-suited to make these decisions.” He continued, “This action is long overdue. While politicians have failed to roll back these onerous restrictions that have resulted in learning loss, young children have paid the heaviest price for ongoing mandates and restrictions that are simply not based on science or current data.”

■ POLICE ARRESTS Feb 12; Jason Brian Brazil, 40, Gastonia, identity theft, felony, $7,500 secured bond. FEB 12: Devanta Anthonia Friday, Gastonia, resist, delay, obstruct, $300 secured bond. FEB. 13; Chastity Michelle Singleton, 35, 711 Sandalwood Lane, driving while license revoked, expired registration plate, $500 secured bond. FEB. 14: Carmela Diflorio Broome, Gastonia, possession with intent to manufacture, sell heroin, felony, possession meth, felony, $50,000. Secured bond. FEB. 14: Edward Eugene Ruff, 30, 1717 Shelby Road, DWI. Driving while license revoked, $2,000 secured bond. FEB. 15: Gerald Shane Hale, 404 N. Tracy Street,

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driving while license revoked, fictitious tag, failure to reduce speed. FEB. 15: Donald Willard Johnson, 62, 503 West Gold Street, two counts simple assault, $2000 unsecured FEB. 16: Darlene Michelle Johnson, 51, 208 N. Roxford Street, possession with intent to manufacture, sell, deliver meth, felony; possession drug paraphernalia, $5,000 secured bond. FEB. 16: Melissa Blair Ellis,34, 144 Judy Court, threatening phone call, criminal summons. FEB.



George Messer III, 27, 400 St. Luke Church Road, larceny by changing tags, $233 bond.

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Gaston County’s 3rd rabies case On Monday, February 14, 2022, at 5:54pm Gaston County Police Animal Care and Enforcement answered a call for service in the 200 Block of Park Drive Belmont, NC 28012. The caller advised a raccoon was walking in circles. Animal Care and Enforcement Specialists investigated the incident. The Raccoon was transferred to Carolina Wildlife for rehabilitation. The raccoon was tested for rabies at the State of North Carolina Virology lab and on Friday February 18, 2022, the raccoon specimen tested positive for rabies. Animal Care and Enforcement completed a neighborhood canvas in the 200 Block of Park Drive Belmont, NC 28012 to notify the community of the positive rabies result and verify rabies vaccinations for family animals in the area. Gaston County Animal Care and Enforcement also notified the Gaston County Department Health and Human Services. The Gaston County Police Department Animal Care and Enforcement Unit stresses the importance of having a valid rabies vaccination for all your pet’s health and safety as well as the health and safety of animal owners and community. This represents the third confirmed rabies case in Gaston County this year. No further information is currently available.

On February 16, Kings Mountain Police Department held a Promotion and Swearing-in Ceremony for Kings Mountain Police officers. Lance Hamrick, with

“This is one of the highlights of my job, watching others rise in rank and building Kings Mountain Police Department in moving forward. All these officers are very well qualified.”

Assistant Chief Chris Moore, Lt. Lance Hamrick, Chief Proctor, and Lt. Doug Shockley. Photos by KMPD

Assistant Chief Moore, Sgt. Mike Howard, Chief Proctor, and Lt. Doug Shockley.

Chris Moore, Officer Brett Earls, Chief Proctor, and Lt. Doug Shockley.

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Candidate filing resumes Thursday, Feb. 24 at 8 a.m. and ends on Friday, March 4 at noon at Cleveland County Board of Elections, 215 Patton Drive, Shelby. Director of Electionsf Clifton W. Philbeck said the Primary election is scheduled on May 17. If a second Primary is needed it will be on July 5 with the general election scheduled on Nov. 8. Candidates who filed during the December filing period are still considered filed and will be allowed to redraw their notices of candidacy if they decide not to run. Deadline to redraw notice of candidacy is 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1. These are the offices, the names of the incumbents, terms of office, and filing

22-years on the force, was promoted to Lieutenant. Michael Howard, with 14years of service, was promoted to Sergeant. Brett Earls was sworn-in as a Kings Mountain Police Officer. Chief Lisa Proctor said,

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Success is the sum of small efforts - repeated day in and day out. – Robert Collier

Pieces of Kings Mountain History These last two years with the pandemic have been hard LORETTA on everyCOZART one. I do not know anyone who was not impacted in one way or another. Whether you are a business owner trying to navigate the new normal of business, or folks just trying to deal with the loss of family members dear to their hearts. We have all been impacted. Now the North Carolina legislature is working to remove mask mandates after two years of requirements to the contrary. Is it a good thing, or a bad thing? It all depends upon who you ask. It also depends upon who you trust.

Early on, Dr. Fauci insisted masks helped protect us from the coronavirus. People resisted as big government insisted that we wear masks and “follow the science.” On February 11, NCDHHS continued to recommend that students in the classroom wear masks. But by February 17, Governor Cooper issued a statement saying, “We are taking a positive step on mask requirements to help us move safely toward a more normal day to day life. It’s time to focus on getting our children a good education and improving our schools, no matter how you feel about masks.” In a rare instance, Republican’s agreed and have passed the Free the Smiles Act, in

which House Speaker Tim Moore issued this statement, “All health care decisions for our students belong with their parents, not with politicians or bureaucrats. No one cares about these children more than their parents, and no one is better-suited to make these decisions.” I do not know if politics plays into this decision, but politicians are certainly involved in making policy. One must keep in mind that it is also an election year. Does this fact impact their politician’s behavior? Only they know that answer. Surprisingly, both Republicans and Democrats now support the lessening of mask mandates, so that is the path forward for our state. It is nice to see them finally

Looking Back

This old picture ran December 30, 2009, in the Kings Mountain Herald and was contributed by a reader and shows workers of the Cora Mill. Front row, l-r, Horace Benfleld, Mr. Cranford, Tootsie McDaniel, Lou Bagwell, Beulah Bookout, Lucille Chaney, Ivy Smith, unknown. Second row, l-r, Macie Redmond, Myrtle Pearson, Annie Ford, Eva Bolin, Edna Phillips, Eva Bridges, Mae Black, Baner McDaniel. Back row, l-r, John (Billy) Stewart, Forest McDaniel, Clarence Ford, Elzie Bridges, Harold Phillips, Horace Latham, Grady Chaney, and Charlie Wood.

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missed. And if you find yourself feeling depressed with the loss of a loved one, or any other issue you have faced, reach out for help. One’s mental health is as important as your physical health. Most insurance companies offer counseling, so check with your provider if you need to speak to someone. Kings Mountain Hospital Adult Behavioral Health Unit is a mental health facility located at 706 West King Street. Kings Mountain Hospital Adult Behavioral Health Unit offers Hospital inpatient treatment. Kings Mountain Hospital Adult Behavioral Health Unit provides Group therapy, Couples/family therapy and Activity therapy to Young Adults and Adults.

Kings Mountain Hospital Adult Behavioral Health Unit also supports Persons with co-occurring mental and substance use disorders. Some other services offered by Kings Mountain Hospital Adult Behavioral Health Unit include Mentoring/peer support/consumer-run services, Family psychoeducation and Case management. Call (888) 363-2855 for help. One day, this pandemic will be one for the history books. Until then, stay safe and be kind to each other as we navigate to the path beyond the Coronavirus. Lean on each other for help. Together we can get through this as we move forward to life after COVID.

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agree on something. So, where do we go from here? I cannot suggest what others do, nor would I presume to do that. So, I suggest we all do what makes us most comfortable. There is no crime in wearing, or not wearing, a mask. But we all must live our lives as we see fit. We are responsible for our and our family’s health, so that decision is ours alone to make. Do what you feel is right for you. While the COVID numbers are declining, Cleveland County still reported 530 cases and 12 deaths last week. The week prior, we had 1,025 cases and one death. The 28086 zip code has experienced 8,178 cases and 85 deaths so far. Those 85 deaths are loved ones who will be forever

“Howdy” was a common everyday word where I grew up. Raised on old Stidham, now known as Milo Road, in rural Appalachia, I spent a lot of time at my Grandpa and Grandma Hinkle’s Glenn Mollette Guest Editorial store. People came and went, buying gasoline, sandwich meat, snacks, or groceries for the week. There were cane bottom chairs in the store. Often people would sit and chat for a while. Regardless of how many times during the week I walked down the road to that store, the opening salutation was typically, “howdy.” People were in and out of the Hinkle store doing business. A family member was often coming or going because my grandparents had raised 10 children and there were many grandchildren who frequented the Hinkle business. Often, family members were buying a soda pop or just stopping in to say “howdy.” We grew up on Milo Road speaking to most everyone who came and went. When a car drove by, we usually waved even though we didn’t always know them. At family or church gatherings we typically talked to everyone for a minute or two and shook hands or hugged a few people. The only time I can remember our family being speechless was when 15 or 20 of us were sitting on the porch and a man from New York City pulled up in an older car. My grandpa had received an advertisement in the mail about a great used car he could buy for $500. He ordered the car to surprise my grandma and we were all really surprised when this man pulled

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in front of the store in an old beat-up looking car. He had driven the car from New York City, which was a long drive on those roads back then. After being drop-jaw stunned silent for a few minutes, everyone loosened up and eventually started talking to the man who was just doing a job but now had to get back to New York. By this time, some of us were chuckling just a little. A couple of the family members took the guy over to Kermit, West Virginia, to catch a Greyhound bus to begin his long journey back home. A part of American culture has been hand shaking and embracing those we know. A part of most American religious gatherings has been shaking hands. One church I attended insisted on everybody hugging each other. COVID-19 has impacted our world with death, sickness and business failures. The distancing for many of us continues to be tough. We wear our masks and seldom know who else is in the grocery store. We’re fearful of going to the funeral home to honor and respect the deceased. Shaking hands or embracing anyone anywhere is typically totally not welcome. Many holiday parties of large gatherings were fewer over the past holidays. People don’t want to be sick and so the distancing continues. We do have the telephone, social media and email which helps us at least stay connected. However, please keep in mind, when you do recognize someone at the grocery or any public place you may not feel comfortable embracing or shaking hands, but you can still convey a greeting and kindness by at least saying “howdy.”



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Officer T. Bell directs traffic through the scene as KMFD finishes up at the scene. Photos by Loretta Cozart

Sibley-Newton) and his bossy big sister, Savannah (Mary Grace Keller), when he gets the call. Unfortunately, an air traffic controllers’ strike has just begun across the nation and Walker is at a loss for what to do. But his Mama, as usual, is not. And when she proclaims, “Family Road Trip!” Walker, from experience, knows disaster can’t be far behind. And is he ever right—as the clock ticks, Mama and her squabbling offspring jump in a car and sprint across two thousand miles of America and through its most unbelievably eccentric and colorful communities, and comedic chaos follows them everywhere. Despite experiencing zany alien encounters near Roswell, New Mexico, witnessing an uproarious last-minute wedding with off-their-rockers relatives, participating unwillingly in a high-speed police chase across Texas, surviving a churning river on a daiquiri party barge, and even escaping a wild New Orleans Mardi Gras night court, this exuberantly desperate trio drive on, determined to make it to Alabama before the new baby is born. And heaven help anyone who gets

FIRE From Page 1A Shortly after, KMPD Officer T. Bell responded to the scene and directed traffic through the area. With the fire extinguished, emergency vehicles cleared

Fire fighters from KMFD Engine 283 put out the flames in short order.

From Page 1A site of the wastewater treatment plant, according to City Manager Marilyn Sellers. The Town of Grover is at capacity, so Project South will assist them in needed capacity, upgrades, and expanding their customer base. Natural Gas infrastructure will also be part of the utility expansion into this area using a different route than sewer. NCDOT right-of-way installation was noted. As the city starts the proposed expansion, they will be contacting the property owners along the way to offer natural gas service, giving them the opportunity to consider becoming a natural gas customer of the City of Kings Mountain. Natural Gas service in the area is limited, so many use propane. The city is offering to wave tap fees during installation of the gas line expansion. Why does Project South need a Right of Way Easement? The County, the City, and the Town of Grover have recognized the need for sewer capacity along the 1-85 corridor and believe that the best alternative to provide sewer service to the 1-85 corridor is to develop a regional approach to solving the problem of needed sewer capacity. After reviewing various alternatives,


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National Pet Adoption Week Clifford’s Army Rescue and the C.A.R.E. doggies will be outside at Pet Smart to celebrate National Adoption Week on March 5, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. The dogs who are ready for adoption will meet and greet potential adopters. Please note, they do not do same day adoptions. If you think you may want to meet your match on Saturday, get those apps in now so they can get you pre-approved. Go to for the online app. Clifford’s Army is a 501(c) 3 Rescue. All proceeds go to help the animals. Pet Smart is located at 733 E. Dixon Blvd., Shelby, NC.

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Love God, Love others others. To be certain, some people are easier to love than others. For instance, I love my wife. She’s easy to love. Our relationship is strong. One would hope this would be the case for a married couple. We have been married for almost 20 years and best friends for 25. However, all good relationships take time to grow and deepen. We spend time together and do things for one another. We know each other’s love languages and try our best to care for one another as we put our love into action. Neglecting one another can result in a strained marriage. Similarly, we must not

As we finish our month together, I would like to offer final observations on loving o t h e r s . Dr. Jonathan Do you M. Bundon have a Worship Pastor hard time First Baptist Church dealing with difficult people? Sure, we all have moments when people test our sanity and ability to bite our tongue. For the Christian, our actions must go beyond tolerating people; rather we are called to love

neglect our relationship with Christ if we hope to deepen and grow in Christ. Our relationship with Christ directly affects how we relate to and love people. Christ’s love compels us. 1 John 4:19 reminds us of this, we love because he first loved us. A thriving relationship with Christ will positively impact the love for our family and friends as well as those who may be more of a challenge. The love Christ gives compels us to love others. You and I must live a life aware of Christ living in us and have the desire to love those as Christ loves us. Proverbs 3:3-4 reminds us

to “Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.” Believe me, when you purposefully show the love of Christ to others, people will recognize it. As this world seems to grow darker, the light and love of Christ will shine brighter. Hence, we can be a light to this world. Love God, love others. And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Second Baptist Arts & Craft Show, Hot Dog Sale March 12 Second Baptist Church in Kings Mountain will hold an Arts & Craft Show on Saturday, March 12th from 10-3pm and a Hot Dog Sale from 11-2 p.m. on same day. Hotdog plates will be $10 for 2 hotdogs and trimmings with baked beans, bag of chips and Little Debbie Cake. Pick up or

dine in. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time. Vendors are welcome to participate. For more information contact Kim Bolin at kimboli68@gmail. com or 704-472-8318. All proceeds from the event will go toward youth activities this year. Our Mission: Moms In Prayer International impacts children and schools worldwide for Christ by gathering mothers to pray.

Kings Mountain Area Church Directory 339 Shady Grove Road 704-739-8920 St. Paul United Methodist Church N. Cansler Street 704-739-1256 Sunrise Baptist Church 208 Mail Road 704-692-3007 Temple Baptist Church 612 N. Cansler Street 704-739-4716

Christian Freedom Church 260 Range Rd. • Kings Mountain, NC Long Creek Presbyterian Church 701 Long Creek Road 704-629-4406

Mt. Olive Baptist Church Compact School Road 704-739-4516

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

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

Macedonia Baptist Church 1101 S. Battleground Ave. 704-739-6811 Midview Baptist Church 703 Margrace Road 704-739-6711 Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church 220 N. Watterson Street 704-739-8354 Mountain View Agape Church 506 Sparrow Springs Road 704-739-0160

New Beginnings Church of Jesus Christ 541 Crocker Road 704-730-9507 New Bynum Chapel AME Zion Church N. Cansler Street 704-739-2606 New Camp Creek Baptist Church 863 New Camp Creek Ch. Road 704-487-7128 New Life Family Worship Center 428 Oak Grove Road 704-739-9371

New Way Missionary Baptist Church 105 Waco Road 704-724-0414 Oak Grove Baptist Church 1022 Oak Grove Road 704-739-4833 Oak View Baptist Church 1517 York Road 704-739-7831 Pathway Baptist Church 3100 Parkdale Circle 704-734-0852 Patterson Grove Baptist Church 301 Oak Grove Road 704-739-5826 Penley’s Chapel Church 1805 N Piedmont Ave 704-524-4139 Peoples Baptist Church

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Delta Tau members held their February meeting at the Depot Center in Kings Mountain. Pictured Front Row: Member Stephanie Hinson, visiting member Anne Briley, NC DKG State President Beth Winstead, and member Connie Phifer Savell. Back row: Members Missy Short, Valerie Boyd, Patty Smith, Bendatra McDowell, Lisa Edwards May, Marlene Bennett, Julienne Hambright, and Ann Nance.

Speakers’ Series planned for KM Historial Museum By Loretta Cozart Kings Mountain Historical Museum has begun a speaker series beginning on February 26 at 1 p.m. Planned events include: Author Talk & Book Signing for the Second Edition of Sorting Out the New South, by Tom Hanchett. Tickets · $8 via Eventbrite. How did American cities become segregated — both by race and income? Historian Tom Hanchett visits to talk about the new edition of his UNC Press history book Sorting Out the New South City. It uses Charlotte as a case study to explore the public policies and private choices that dramatically increased segregation during the 20th century. It is history that can help us understand issues that are swirling in the headlines today. Dr. Tom Hanchett retired in 2016 as staff historian at Levine Museum of the New South in Charlotte. He writes widely on Southern history and culture, including studies of Rosenwald Schools, country music in North Carolina, and immigrant foodways in today’s South. Amazon currently offers the Sorting book at an attractive discount: Sorting-Out-South.../ dp/1469656442/ Tales and Tombstones of Sunset Cemetery: Author Talk & Book Signing. Tickets · $8 at Eventbrite: www.eventbrite. com/e/tales-and-tombstones-of-sunset-cemetery-author-talkbook-signing-tickets-211310454257 In “Tales and Tombstones,” June Hadden Hobbs and Joe DePriest discuss portions of their

book Tales and Tombstones of Sunset Cemetery: Tracing Lives and Memorial Customs in a Southern Graveyard. The talk is a conversation between a journalist who tells the tales of interesting people buried in historic Sunset Cemetery in Shelby, NC, and an academic who discusses the epitaphs and icons on their tombstones. Come learn about a woman who has earned a reputation as a witch, the nation’s most successful bank robber, how people coped with tragically high infant mortality, what tombstones tell us about gender expectations, and much more. Joe DePriest is an award-winning journalist who grew up in Shelby, North Carolina. After graduating from Gardner-Webb College and the University of North Carolina School of Journalism in Chapel Hill, he was a United States Army journalist in Vietnam and a reporter for the Shelby Star, the Charlotte Observer, and other North Carolina newspapers. DePriest’s focus has often been on local history such as the 1929 strike at the Loray Mill in Gastonia, North Carolina. He is the author of Voices in Time: Stories of the Banker’s House and co-author with June Hadden Hobbs of Tales and Tombstones of Sunset Cemetery: Tracing Lives and Memorial Customs in a Southern Graveyard. June Hadden Hobbs is Professor of English and See MUSEUM, Page 8A

Delta Tau news By Lisa Edwards May The Delta Tau Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society, International met this past Saturday, February 19, at the Kings Mountain Depot Center at 10:00 am. The monthly meeting was in-person and regular business was attended to, including nominations for the slate of officers for the upcoming biennium, as well as nominations for new members for the upcoming year. The chapter was hon-

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HATS OFF! A History of Headwear By January Costa KMHM Director & Curator

Kings Mountain Historical Museum invites the public to mark the calendar for their upcoming exhibit opening, HATS OFF! A History of Headwear. The production and use of hats has seen cultural and social changes throughout history. In the past, hats were usually more about fashion than function. The Kings Mountain Historical Museum has collected a variety of hats and

head coverings over the years as part of an overall effort to preserve our communities' shared history. This exhibit will feature highlighted pieces from our collections and explore the history of headwear and its place in our culture. We will examine the creation and evolution of hats, symbolism and style, and how they are an expression of functionality and form. Exhibit is on display February 22 – May 14, Tuesday - Saturday from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Admission is free!

NC politicians agree on State House map In a vote of 115-5, following a mutual agreement between both Democrats and Republicans, the North Carolina House passed a new state map in a bipartisan vote on February 16. A joint statement from House Speaker Tim Moore and House Minority Leader Robert Reives shared, “Today, House Leadership from both parties reached

an agreement on a State House map. We are confident that this will result in a map that has bipartisan support. This agreement is the result of several days of good faith discussions between House leaders in both parties.” The new map was passed by the state senate on February 17 and includes proposed Con-

gressional District 14, that encompasses Cleveland, Gaston, and parts of Rutherford and Mecklenburg Counties. The North Carolina Supreme Court has until February 23 to approve the new map, because candidate filing begins on February 24. Earlier this year, U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn announced running in the

proposed District 14, and NC House Speaker Tim Moore announced his plans to focus on his re-election as Speaker of the NC House. With these changes, it remains to be seen if Cawthorn will continue to run in District 14, or if Moore will toss his hat in the race for Congress.

The NC Supreme Court votes on this new Congressional map this week and candidate filing resumes on February 24. Map by

1 tsp. salt 2 eggs 6 Tbs. brown sugar ½ cup ketchup 4 tsp. mustard Mix ground beef, breadcrumbs, onion, milk, eggs, and salt. Put mixture in beef pan. Pour mixture of brown sugar, ketchup, and mustard over meat loaf before baking. Bake at 350 for 1 hour. (Ed. Note: The recipes in today’s Cooking Corner are from “Something old, Something New,’’ a cookbook published by The White Plains Shrinettes.)

ored to have their NC DKG State President, Beth Winstead, attend and give the program. Her message focused on “Linking the Past, the Present, and the Future of DKG.” Refreshments were served and door prizes given out. The chapter’s next meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 21, at 5:30 at the Cleveland County Arts Council in Shelby.

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PINEAPPLE CASSEROLE Luci Bowen 1 large can chunk pineapple, drained. 1 c. sharp cheese, grated ½ c. sugar 3 Tbsp. flour ½ stick margarine, melted ½ c. Ritz cracker crumbs Combine pineapple and cheese. Mix flour and sugar together. Pour into a greased 2-quart casserole. Cover with Ritz crackers. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

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Taking a closer look at Project South By Loretta Cozart On February 8, City of Kings Mountain, Town of Grover, and Cleveland County shared a plan for the proposed Project South Wastewater Treatment system proposed for the Dixon Community. Those who attended the event received maps showing the project in greater detail.

The Herald obtained these maps so readers will have a better idea where the rightof-way may be needed. City leaders say the rights-of-way needed for lines is close to what they anticipate being needed, the location of the wastewater treatment plant has not yet been determined. Readers should reach out to City of Kings Mountain for further information.

Commercial vehicle supplier to invest $4 Million in Morganton expansion To add 25 new jobs nearby

Meritor, Inc., a supplier of commercial vehicle solutions, will add 25 new jobs in Burke County, Governor Roy Cooper announced last week. The company will invest more than $4 million to expand its trailer operation in the City of Morganton. “North Carolina has been intentional in our efforts to create a thriving manufacturing economy,” said Governor Cooper. “Companies like Meritor know they can rely on our extensive transportation network, affordability, and resilient workforce to execute their growth strategies.” A leading supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking, aftermarket, and powertrain solutions, Meritor has a portfolio including innovative products for commercial vehicle and industrial markets. As one of four operations in NC, the Morganton expansion will increase its production capacity of axles and underframe components for the North American semi-trailer market. “Meritor has a proud history in North Carolina,” said John Nelligan, Senior Vice President and President, Truck, Americas, at Meritor. “We look forward to further expanding our footprint with this important investment in Morganton.” “This expansion is another example of North Carolina’s ability to support companies across all industries,” said N.C. Commerce Secretary Machelle Baker Sanders. “Growing manufacturers want to operate in places where they have access to a highly-skilled workforce for their present and future needs. North Carolina’s First in Talent plan will engage workforce development partners and training systems that will meet employers’ needs.” The new positions will include engineers, techni-

MUSEUM From Page 7A Director of Undergraduate Research at Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, North Carolina. She was editor of Markers: Annual Journal of the Association for Gravestone Studies for eight years, and she has published a book and several articles on popular culture topics such as American hymnody and tombstones as well as on more traditional literary topics such as Marilynne Robinson’s Gilead. She is the winner of the 2017 Harriette Merrifield Forbes Award for outstanding contributions to the field of gravestone studies and of the 2011 Excellence in Teaching Award at Gardner-Webb. Dr. Hobbs regularly teaches an honors seminar called Death in American Culture as well as classes on American literature and classical rhetoric. She is the co-author with Joe DePriest of Tales and Tombstones of Sunset Cemetery: Tracing Lives and Memorial Customs in a Southern Graveyard. Books will be for sale at the cost of $39.95 at the event and can be purchased on Amazon. Lost Cove, North Carolina: Author Talk & Book Signing. Admission limited to 35. Tickets are $8/person. Located just seconds from the winding Tennessee border, the remote mountain settlement of Lost Cove, North Carolina was once described as where the “moonshiner frolics unmolested.” Today, Lost Cove is a ghost town accessible mainly to hikers hoping to catch a glimpse

cians, and trainers. Although the wages will vary for each position, the average annual salary for the new positions is $63,200 with the potential to create an annual payroll impact of more than $1.5 million. Burke County’s overall average annual wage is $39,499. A performance-based grant of $75,000 from the One North Carolina Fund will help with Meritor’s expansion in North Carolina. The One NC Fund provides financial assistance to local governments to help attract economic investment and to create jobs. Companies receive no money upfront and must meet job creation and capital investment targets to qualify for payment. All One NC grants require matching participation from local governments and any award is contingent upon that condition being met. “This is great news for Burke County,” said N.C. Senator Warren Daniel. “These highly skilled jobs and continued investment will make a positive impact on the people of our community.” “Meritor’s expansion is a vote of confidence for our region,” said N.C. Representative Hugh Blackwell. “It is particularly exciting to know that the projected average wage for the company’s new employees is $63,200 per year. We look forward to supporting the company’s continued success and contributions to our local economy.” In addition to the N.C. Department of Commerce and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, other key partners in the project include the North Carolina General Assembly, North Carolina Community College System, Western Piedmont Community College, Western Piedmont Council of Governments, Burke County, Burke Development, Inc., and City of Morganton. of the desolate settlement. In this first historically comprehensive book on Lost Cove, the author paints a portrait of an isolated yet thriving settlement that survived for almost one hundred years. From its founding before the Civil War to the town’s ultimate decline, Lost Cove’s history is an indepth account of family life and kinship in isolation. The author explores historically relevant interviews and genealogical findings from railroad documents, old newspaper articles, church records and deeds. Also included are oral histories that provide authentic, conversational accounts from families in the cove. Christy Smith grew up in Erwin, Tennessee, a small railroad town known as “the valley beautiful.” Her passion for history and writing began in her teens with oral stories from her grandmother and grandfather. She graduated from East Tennessee State University in 2007 with a Liberal Arts degree in Appalachian Studies. Christy teaches part-time Appalachian Studies courses at King University in Bristol, Tennessee and she is the Director of Unicoi County Prevention Coalition which focuses on educating the community and youth about substance abuse and misuse. Books will be for sale at the cost of $29.95 at the event. You can also purchase them online at Amazon. Kings Mountain Historical Museum is at 100 East Mountain Street in Kings Mountain. Admission is charged for these events and attendance is limited. Register online at Eventbrite, where noted.

This map shows the proposed wastewater treatment route in the Dixon community, just south of I-85. Photos City of Kings Mountain

This map shows the area East of I-85, showing the proposed route along Dixon Branch and a proposed new lift station.

A pump station located above the state line with lines from the Town of Grover, crossing under I-85 and Battleground Avenue.

Here the route goes to Grover and shows that the town’s current wastewater treatment plant would be converted into a lift station.

This map shows the proposed City of Kings Mountain natural gas subdivision expansion, offering service to new developments from the Dixon Community into the Town of Grover.

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Senior Peyton Fisher, top photo, and sophomore Trevor Moore, bottom photo, represented KMHS in the state 3A wrestling tournament last week in Greensboro.

KMHS wrestler Peyton Fisher second in state 3A tournament Kings Mountain High wrestler Peyton Fisher sat out his junior season last year to concentrate on his baseball skills. That paid off for him as he received a full scholarship offer to play collegiately when he leaves here. He completed his high school wrestling career Saturday in Greensboro by advancing to the championship battle in the 3A division. He lost 8-3 to Jonathon Hance of Central Davidson. Even though he fell short in that match, he still accomplished something that many wrestlers do not. In just three years, he posted an even 100 victories. He accomplished

that the night before with a third round 6-1 decision over Colby Mace of Fred

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a 6-1 victory over Michael Locklear of Scotland County, See FISHER, Page 2B

Kings Mountain Middle’s Patriots took over sole possession of first place in the Tri-County Conference East Division last week with an exciting 74-67 win over Lincolnton. Both teams went into the game with unbeaten records. Both got off to a great start exchanging baskets. Brayden Mull’s assist found Charlie Foster in the high post for a quick field goal 30 seconds into the game. Tucker Robinette’s steal and assist to Bradley Floyd gave the Patriots their first lead at 4-3. Caleb Nixon’s pass to Silas Tate for a deep three gave KM its biggest lead of the first half at 9-7 at the 2:30 mark of the first quarter. The lead exchanged hands nine times during the quarter as Lincolnton took the lead at 17-13. The fast pace continued in the second period, but

the Patriots got cold from the field and the Wildcats grew their lead to 28-17 with three minutes left in the half. Tate passed to Floyd for a 3-pointer and Floyd passed to Tate for a fast break layup to get the Patriots to within 28-24. Lincolnton went on to lead 39-32 at the half. The Patriots turned up their defense in the third quarter and limited Lincolnton to just three free throws over the first 3 1/2 minutes. Nixon’s floater tied the game at 42-all before Lincolnton went back up 47-42. Two free throws by Mull, Nixon and Mull lay-ups and a Nixon three gave the Pats their first lead since the first quarter, 51-48 going into the fourth quarter. Jumpers by Nixon and Floyd extended KM’s lead to 55-52. The Patriots tightened up their defense and See LINCOLNTON, Page 2B

Patriots beat Burns to go 12-0, playoffs underway this week Kings Mountain Middle School’s boys basketball team finished the regular season Thursday with a convincing 57-27 win over county rival Burns. The undefeated Patriots were scheduled to host Crest in the first round of the conference playoffs yesterday. The Patriots got off to a slow start against Burns, going 3 for 12 from the field in the first period. But, their free throw shooting and zone defense gave them an early lead. Caleb Nixon’s floater got the Pats on the board and free throws by Brayden Mull and Charlie Foster gave the team a quick 5-2

lead. Mull’s two offensive put-backs gave the Patriots an 11-3 lead at the end of the first quarter. KM was able to get going offensively in the second period as Tucker Robinette and Bradley Floyd scored eight and four points, respectively, and KM picked up its defensive tempo by limiting the Eagles to just three baskets to lead 27-8 at intermission. In the third quarter, KM came out hot from three point land as Nixon, Floyd and Robinette all contributed to increase the lead to 45-20 entering the final quarter. See BURNS, Page 2B

KMHS basketball ends season, advances to state tournament KINGS MOUNTAIN nale was a barn-burner. Ashbrook jumped out to a big 24-15 lead in the first quarter and was on top 37-27 at the half and 52-47 going into the fourth quarter. But, the KM ladies made it interesting at the end. A Saniya Wilson layup with under a minute to play tied the game at 6060. Ashbrook threw the ball out of bounds with 22 seconds left. Wilson was able to take a baseline inbounds pass from Alayna Patrick the length of the floor and was fouled with nine seconds left. She hit one of the two free throws to give the Lady Mountaineers the lead, but Ashbrook’s Kennette Bess was able to get to the free throw line with 4.5 seconds to play and hit both ends of a one-and-one to give the Lady Green Wave their victory margin. Wilson missed a buzzer beater from just beyond the arc as time expired. Wilson finished with another spectacular night with 34 points, giving her a record 1,672 in four years on the KM varsity. She also had six rebounds, four assists, two steals and two blocks. See BASKETBALL, Page 2B




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Kings Mountain High’s men’s and women’s varsity basketball teams ended their regular season last week with second place finishes in the annual Big South 3A Conference tournament and are playing in the state 3A tournament this week. Both local teams were scheduled to open post-season play last night at home. The women, ranked #16, were to face #17 Canton Pisgah with the winner advancing to a Thursday bout against the winner of the #1 Jesse Carson vs. #32 West Charlotte game; and the men, ranked #14, were to battle 19th seed Southern Guilford with the winner advancing to the winner of the #3 Crest vs. #30 Ashe County contest. The Lady Mountaineers, who tied with Ashbrook for the regular season conference championship, dropped a tough rubber-match decision to the Lady Green Wave 62-61 in the conference tournament finale Friday at Crest High School. The Mountaineers, who finished a strong second to Crest in the men’s race, lost to the mighty Chargers again in the tournament finals, 69-59. Like their two regular season games, the women’s tournament fi-

Saniya Wilson ran her KMHS career point total to 1,672 in Big South Conference tournament loss to Ashbrook and was ready to add to her total as the Lady Mountaineers opened state tourney action last night.

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LINCOLNTON From Page 1B held to Wildcats to just one bucket in the first three minutes. A Floyd jumper and a Nixon three-pointer gave KM its biggest lead of the game, 62-55, with just over 3:30 to play. Foster’s offensive rebound helped KM maintain its lead at 64-58. The Wildcats were able to pull within 64-62 before Floyd’s put-back gave KM a two possession lead with two minutes to play. Mull’s layup and Floyd’s tip-in finished the scoring. The win clinched the number one seed for KM in the East Division. Floyd led the KM attack with 25 points on 11 for 14 shooting. He also had eight rebounds, five assists, two steals and five blocks. Nixon scored 22 points on 8 for 15 shooting. He hit two threes and dished out three assists. Brayden Mull had a double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds, and also had two steals. Charlie Foster scored six points to go with nine rebounds and a block, Tucker

Robinette four points, Silas Tate five points and three assists, Christian Jarrett two points and Ty Howard two rebounds and a steal. KM hit 34 of 40 shots, including 30 of 56 inside the arc. The Patriots turned the ball over only 11 times and had 37 rebounds, including 18 on offense, 14 assists and six blocks. “This was one of the most intense games I’ve ever been a part of,” said Coach Shane Cole. “Two teams battling for first place. We were fortunate to win. LJ Smith for Lincolnton was unconscious. We threw everything at him. We slowed him down a little in the second half. He had 41 points, so we didn’t slow him down much. “It was a great team win,” Cole added. “Robinette and Tate on defense put the team first. And our bench came through again. The combination of Tate, Jarrett and Howard (seven points, five rebounds, three assists and one steal) were a tremendous lift for us.” Kings Mountain was scheduled to host Crest Tuesday in the first round of the conference playoffs.

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KM Touchdown Club golf tourney May 20 The annual Kings Mountain Touchdown Club golf tournament will be played Friday, May 20 at Kings Mountain Country Club. All profits will go to help pay the debt on the $2.5 million additions to KMHS athletic facilities. In

just over two years the debt has been paid down to $1.5 million. Everyone interested in entering a four-person team should call David or Marie Brinkley at 704-263-8640. The field usually fills up very quickly.

BSC BASKETBALL STANDINGS (Final regular season) Girls Conf. W-L Kings Mountain 13-1 Ashbrook 13-1 Hunter Huss 9-5 Crest 8-6 North Gaston 4-10 Forestview 3-11 Stuart Cramer 2-12 Boys Conf. W-L Crest 14-0 Kings Mountain 11-3 Stuart Cramer 9-5 South Point 8-6 Forestview 6-8 Ashbrook 6-8 Hunter Huss 2-12 North Gaston 0-14

All W-L 18-5 18-8 14-8 11-12 8-16 3-17 3-20 All W-L 22-2 16-10 19-6 13-12 8-16 8-16 5-10 3-22

2022 KMHS MEN’S TENNIS SCHEDULE Date March 2 March 15 March 17 March 22 March 24 March 29 March 31 April 5 April 7 April 11-12 April 27 April 29-30

Opponent Polk County Polk County Hunter Huss North Gaston Forestview South Point Stuart Cramer Ashbrook Crest Big South Tourney NCHSAA first round West 3A Regional

Location Kings Mountain Polk County Hunter Huss Kings Mountain Kings Mountain South Point Kings Mountain Ashbrook Kings Mountain Kings Mountain TBD TBD

SPORTS THIS WEEK Wed., Feb. 23 5 p.m. – High school baseball, Kings Mountain vs. Chase in scrimmage. Thur., Feb. 24 6 p.m. – High school women’s soccer, West Lincoln at Kings Mountain (scrimmage). Sat., Feb. 26 1 p.m. – High school baseball, Kings Mountain vs. Gaston Christian in scrimmage. TBA – High school softball, KMHS softball hosting scrimmage at YMCA. Mon., Feb. 28

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From Page 1B and followed that with a 6-5 win over Joshua Knipe of West Carteret. Kings Mountain was also well represented by 106pound sophomore Trevor Moore who posted a 2-2 mark. He will be working hard for the opportunity to make two more trips to the state finals. He opened the tournament with a 7-3 victory over Cole Hunt of Jacksonville before losing a tough decision to Kyle Simpson of Parkwood 11-6. The Mountaineers tied

for 25th in the team standings with 21 points. Fred T. Foard won with 177. The Big South’s Stuart Cramer was fourth with 73. Other BSC finishes included North Gaston, tied for 18th with 29 points, Hunter Huss tied for 35th with 16, Ashbrook tied for 41st with 14, Crest tied for 53rd with six and South Point tied for 67th with two. The KM wrestlers were coached by head coach Shane Short, who will be leaving the program to become head football coach at Bessemer City High School, and assistant and former Hunter Huss wrestling and football standout Michael Kennedy.

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From Page 1B Khalia King had 13 points and three rebounds, Tyasya Bell seven points and four rebounds, Alayna Patrick four points, nine rebounds and four assists, CoRey Simpson three points and five rebounds, Austyn Dixon nine rebounds and Jacie Jarvis three rebounds. The Crest men basically led wire to wire in the nightcap. The Chargers were on top 16-12 after the first quarter, 40-25 at the break and 47-40 going into the fourth quarter. Kings Mountain put up a good fight in the fourth, scoring the first six points and cutting the margin to 47-46 on a three-pointer by Zeke Cannedy with six minutes left. Crest widened the margin again but Kofi Boakye’s free throw brought the margin to within 59-56. With time running out the Mountaineers were forced into a fouling situation and the Chargers iced the win at the charity stripe. In semi-finals action Wednesday night, the KM ladies beat a very good Hunter Huss team 59-49 and the men eliminated a good Stuart Cramer team 72-61. The Lady Mountaineers




placed three players in double figures, led by Wilson with 24. Simpson scored 11 and King 10. Wilson also had six rebounds, three assists and five steals, Simpson 15 rebounds and King two rebounds. Jacie Jarvis had five points and two rebounds, Alayna Patrick four points, five rebounds and five steals, Tyasya Bell four points, nine rebounds and two steals, and Austyn Dixon one point, 10 rebounds, three assists and three steals. The Mountaineers advanced to the championship game by defeating a good Stuart Cramer team, 72-61. Cannedy and James were a strong 1-2 punch for the Mountaineers with 23 and 22 points, respectively. Zavian Smith had nine points, Curtis Simpson seven, Bryson Brown and Jaqualyn Sanders two each and Priest Wilson one. Cannedy had 11 rebounds and five assists, James seven boards and six assists, Simpson 14 rebounds and two blocks and Sanders four steals. The Mountaineers broke away from a 39-all tie late in the second period to lead 52-41 going into the fourth period.



From Page 1B Chris Hall scored six points and Coryon Gaines three as the Patriots finished the game on a 6-1 run. Robinette finished with 11 points and three steals, Nixon five points and two blocks, Floyd 11 points, 12 rebounds, four assists and three blocks, Foster six points, four rebounds and two blocks, Brayden Mull nine points and seven rebounds, Christian Jarrett two points, nine rebounds and two blocks, Christian Hill eight points and three rebounds, Gaines three points, Aiden Smith

one point and Ty Howard and Silas Tate combined for three rebounds and an assist. KM had a season high 44 rebounds, including 15 on offense. The Patriots shot 44 percent overall and 50 percent from inside the arc. They committed only 10 turnovers and blocked nine shots. The win gave the Patriots an undefeated 12-0 regular season record, including 10-0 in the East Division. “This team has been awesome all year,” noted Coach Chris Cole. “We hope everyone will come out and support us in the playoffs as we are going to try and finish what we started.”

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KM Elite winter league basketball Gov. Cooper, state health officials K-2nd Grade Beginners Division Elite Royalty 24 Elite Dawg Breeding 22 Leading Scorers –Elite Royalty: Khyier Marable 18, Jaustin Bennett 5, Eria Smith 1. Elite Dawg Breeding: Sienna Black 9, Antonio Elder 5, Kendrick Ford 4, Joseph Bell III 2, Cole Smith 2. #EliteKnicks 29 Elite Aces 25 Leading Scorers – #EliteKnicks: Zander Smith 13, Khamoni Marable 12, Jasir Garner 1, Cayden Alexander 1, Caleb Ross 1, Legacy Hamrick 1. Elite Aces: O’Brian Smith 10, Cameron Twitty 6, Sadie Bert 4, KJ Moore 4, Mason Pruitt 1. 3rd-4th Grade Elementary Division Elite Fire 23 Elite Kings 18 Leading Scorers- Elite Fire: Zoey Berts 8, Tony Boyd Jr. 6, Ayden Adams 4, Taurean Mills 3, Khyier Marable 2. Elite Kings: Michael Rice 7, Antonio Surratt 6, Javieon Gash 3, Gregory Stockes 2. Clutch Elite 24 Elite Swagger 13 Leading Scorers - Clutch Elite: Harper Hollifield 16, O’Brian Smith 4, Jeiyah 4. Elite Swagger: Kherian Little 10, Cyrus Smith 2, Jamarion Young 1. 5th-6th Intermediate Division BIG ELITE 43 Elite Pressure 17 Leading Scorers –BIG ELITE: Silas Tate 18, Harper Hollifield 10, Uriah Lipscomb 7, Jaden Byrd 4, Trevor Dalton 2, Nehemiah Hogue 2, Frankie Byrd 2. Elite Pressure: K.J. Bell Jr. 8, Kingston Moore 8, Xavier Green 1. Elite Warriors 36 Elite Outlaws 34 Leading Scorers - Elite Warriors: Xavier Hutchens 19, Cam Houser 10, Timahzje Phillips 5, Jamarius Hill 2, Zykeem Hamrick 2. Elite Outlaws: Ira Thomas 12, Carlos Boyce 9, Ashtun Hall 8, Mason Powers 3, Jaswine Twitty 3, Cheyanne Cannedy 1. Elite Pressure: K.J. Bell 15, Kingston Moore 2, Xavier Green 2. Elite Warriors 26 #TeamSteph 20 Leading Scorers – Elite Warriors: Xavier Hutchens 12, Cam Houser 8, Xavier Epps 4, Timahzje Phillips 2. #TeamSteph: Amir Parker 9, Braylon Brown 6, Kavion Byers 5. 7th-8th Middle School Division WeAllCanGo 50 Elite Hawks 36 Leading Scorers – WACG: Tucker Robinette 23, Cam Houser 10, Silas Tate 7, Ethan Dibruno 6, Jamarius Hill 2. Elite Hawks: Malachi Powell 14, Johnathan Charles 10, K.J. Bell 8, Farri Martin 4. #Duke Nation 47 Hoop Dreams 45 Leading Scorers –. #DukeNation: Kingston Moore 15, Brayden Pearson 7, Amir Parker 6, Brayden Pearson 6, J. Vines 6, Uriah Lipscomb 4. Hoop Dreams: Mack Jordan 18, Carlos Boyce 15, Braylon Brown 10, Brandon Beach 2. Congratulations to following Week #6 Player of the Week Honors for Each Division: Division Player of the Week K-2nd Grade/8U Beginners Division Khyier Marable/Elite Royalty – 18 pts 3rd-4th Grade/10U Elementary Division Zoey Berts/Elite Fire – 8 pts 5th-6th Grade/12U Intermediate Division Silas Tate/BIG ELITE – 18 pts K2 Beginners Division Won


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update mask recommendation Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services S e c r e t a r y GOV. COOPER Kody H. Kinsley provided an update on the state’s COVID-19 metrics and trends on February 17. As North Carolina’s COVID19 metrics continue to move in the right direction and with vaccines widely available, Governor Cooper encouraged schools and local governments to end their mask mandates. “We are taking a positive step on mask requirements to help us move safely toward a more normal day to day life,” said Governor Cooper. “It’s time to focus on getting our children a good education and improving our schools, no matter how you feel about masks.” As entities decide how to move forward, people and businesses should continue to make the best decisions for themselves, their employees, and their customers. There are still some places, such as health care, long-term care, and transportation like airplanes, where a mask will be required because of the setting or federal regulations. As it has throughout the pandemic, North Carolina is adapting its response based on the data and for the current stage of the pandemic. Vaccines and boosters are widely available and have protected millions of people against severe illness, hospitalization, and death. Treatment is available for those at higher risk of severe disease. And the state’s COVID-19 trends are decreasing, lowering the risk of infection, and improving hospital capacity.

“NCDHHS has always been committed to using the right tools at the right time to combat COVID-19 and chart a course for us all to get back to the people, experiences, and places we love,” said Secretary Kinsley. “At this time, the most effective tools are vaccines and boosters. Everyone five and older should get a COVID-19 vaccine and everyone 12 and older should get a booster as soon as they are eligible. It’s not too late to vaccinate.” To date, North Carolina has administered over 15.7 million doses of the COVID19 vaccine, with 71 percent of the adult population fully vaccinated. About 75 percent of adults have received at least one dose of the vaccine, including 96 percent of North Carolinians 65 and over. About 51 percent of eligible adults have received their booster shot. North Carolinians can learn more about the state’s vaccine distribution at (English) or (Spanish). Find a nearby vaccine provider using NCDHHS’ online tool, Find a Vaccine Location. The state’s COVID-19 vaccine hotline number is 888675-4567. Changes to K12 StrongSchoolsNC and ChildCareStrongNC Toolkits were announced this week and become effective March 7. As the state emerges from the latest surge, the COVID-19 landscape looks different today than it did two years ago, or even two months ago. “We continue to learn more about the virus and have effective tools to reduce to risk to people. As it has throughout the pandemic, NCDHHS adapts its response based on the emerging science and evidence to best protect North Carolinians and use the tools we have to get back to the people, experiences, and places we love, the announce-

ment states. Three specific differences were noted: vaccines and boosters are widely available and help protect against severe illness, hospitalization, and death, treatment is available for those at higher risk of severe disease, and trends are decreasing, lowering the risk of infection, and improving hospital capacity. At this phase in the pandemic, for the K12 StrongSchoolsNC Toolkit, NCDHHS recommends that schools: • Promote vaccinations and boosters for students and staff by providing accurate information and hosting vaccination events • Participate in the School Testing Program • Consider moving to voluntary masking at the discretion of local authorities as universal masking is a less important tool in lower risk settings like schools. • Masks are recommended in indoor settings for people at high risk for severe disease and who are not up to date on vaccines Masks are required following a COVID infection and recommended after a COVID exposure. • Because masks can add a layer of protection for those who want it, schools should support students and staff who choose to wear a mask. For the ChildCareStrongNC Toolkit NCDHHS recommends: • Vaccines and boosters are widely available and help protect against severe illness, hospitalization, and death. • Treatment is available for those at higher risk of severe disease. • Trends are decreasing, lowering the risk of infection, and improving hospital capacity.

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Atrium Health Levine Cancer Institute awarded highest level of achievement for Excellence in Person-Centered Care Atrium Health Levine Cancer Institute (LCI) has once again been awarded Gold Certification for Excellence in Person-Centered Care by Planetree International. In 2017, LCI became the first cancer center in the world to earn the top designation for patient-centered cancer care delivery. Since then, LCI has diligently continued to expand their level of commitment to patients. LCI optimizes the patient

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experience with a focus on the active participation of patients and their families throughout the healthcare process, with an emphasis on partnership, compassion, transparency, inclusion, and quality. This unwavering dedication to patients has led to LCI’s latest recognition by the Planetree International Organization. The Person-Centered Care Certification® acknowledges the organization’s achievement and innovation in the delivery of person-centered care, with the Gold Certification for Excellence in Person-Centered Care being the highest level of achievement based on evidence and standards. As documented by this international honor, LCI is dedicated to delivering world-class treatment that never overshadows its commitment to the real people, families and lives touched by the care provided by LCI teammates. “The Planetree award helps us to focus each day on the needs and concerns of our patients and their caregivers,” said Derek Raghavan, MD, president of Atrium Health Levine Cancer Institute. “While we consistently focus on all the medical aspects of care, we don’t neglect the nuances and subtleties that are part of making patients feel safe and among friends. Our Planetree commitment extends to all aspects of our treatment and research and to all parts of our community.” Examples of this work in action include: • The establishment of a Patient and Family Advisory Council – an outlet for patients and families to share their input on how to improve the overall patient experience at LCI. • The creation of a lounge at LCI funded by the Carolina Panthers so family

members of patients can rest or work while supporting a patient receiving treatment. • The founding of the first Financial Toxicity Tumor Board, which helps patients experiencing financial challenges with cancer receive support on how to best navigate the costs of cancer care. • Enhanced focus on ensuring that cancer patients safely and effectively receive appropriate care during the COVID-19 pandemic. This dedication to COVID-Safe care allowed LCI to publish national guidelines on this topic in the early stages of the pandemic so that other cancer centers have a trusted playbook to follow when navigating similar challenges. • Ongoing support to care for all through outreach programs that provide cancer education and screenings to more than 60,000 people per year, many of whom are underserved and impoverished. • The development of the first mobile CT scanning unit that screens underserved populations, mostly in rural environments, for lung cancer. Research conducted by LCI shows that with early interventions, they can offer a cure to some of these patients. The lymphoma team has published data to show that minorities diagnosed with lymphoma do not have worse outcomes if optimally managed and survival figures are equivalent to those of patients who are well insured and well resourced, and which are equivalent to the best in the USA. “The Planetree Certification is the only award that recognizes excellence in person-centeredness across the continuum of care,” said Susan Frampton, president of Planetree International, a not-for-profit organization

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Proper way to turn at median crossover By Loretta Cozart With the two new crossovers now available on Shelby Road, Kings Mountain Police Department wants to refresh everyone on the proper way to make a left turn at a median crossover. In front of the Swoogers, or at any median cross over without a light, be sure to turn into the far side of the crossover as you enter it and come to a complete stop. Drivers coming into the median crossover from the oncoming lane of approaching traffic should enter to your left, their right. The reason behind this is that both drivers can then see traffic approaching the crossover. If drivers use the left side instead, the view of approaching traffic is blocked. Chief Proctor reminds everyone that drivers should remain at a stop until all approaching traffic passes. “You are responsible for making sure all lanes of traffic are clear before proceeding.” If you use the crossover at Roxford Road, be sure to follow the directions from the traffic signal.

Cleveland Connections sponsors Valentine’s Day Drive-thru at Neal Senior Center in Shelby. Cleveland Connections is made up of representatives from: Brookdale Shelby, Helping Hands Nursing Referral Service, Hospice Cleveland County, and Kindred at Home. Each participant received breakfast along with a Valentine Treat Bag. Cleveland Connections group photo (Left to Right): Ruth Huffstetler with Helping Hands, Pam Sharts with Hospice Cleveland County, Tina Still, Beth Thomas, Robin Hamrick with Kindred at Home.

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Valentine’s Day Drive-thru at Neal Senior Center, sponsored by Cleveland Connections. Each participant received breakfast along with a Valentine Treat Bag. Lloyd & Jean Clark receive their Valentine Treat Bag and breakfast.

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 6th day of January, 2022 as Administrator CTA of the Estate of LOIS LAVERN MAUNEY, 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, Nathan Forb, Administrator CTA, on or before the 23rd 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 23rd day of February, 2022. Nathan Forb, Administrator CTA Estate of: Lois Lavern Mauney 112 S Tyron Street Suite 760 Charlotte, NC 28284 Counsel for the Estate McINTYRE ELDER LAW PO Box 165 Shelby, NC 28151 KMH (2/23, 3/02, 09, & 16/2022)

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 19th day of January, 2022 as Co-Executors of the Estate of JEANETTE ELLIS, AKA; JEANETTE BLANTON ELLIS, 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, James Eura Ellis, Co-Executor and/ or Carrie Jan Maynard, Co-Executrix, on or before the 16th 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 16th day of February, 2022. James Eura Ellis, Co-Executor Estate of: Jeanette Ellis, aka; Jeanette Blanton Ellis 306 Circle View Drive Shelby, NC 28150 and/or Carrie Jan Maynard, Co-Executrix Estate of: Jeanette Ellis, aka; Jeanette Blanton Ellis 1373 Weaver Branch Road Piney Flats, TN 37686 Counsel for the Estate McINTYRE ELDER LAW PO Box 165 Shelby, NC 28151 KMH (2/16, 23, 3/02 & 09/2022)

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ATRIUM From Page 3B that has been at the forefront of the movement to transform healthcare from the perspective of patients for more than 40 years. “This Gold Certification signals to its patients and community that Levine Cancer Institute is an organization where staff partner with patients and families, and where patient and family comfort, dignity, empowerment and well-being are prioritized as key elements of providing top-quality clinical care.” Levine Cancer Institute

is focused on the welfare of its patients and their caregivers, while simultaneously having a focus on providing the best medical care, the newest, most effective treatments, and a commitment to developing new approaches to diagnose and treat patients. Because of this deep level of responsibility to putting patients first, LCI is invited to participate in many clinical trials that have led to FDA approval of new anticancer treatments. A significant achievement in this space includes the enrollment of the first patient in the world on multiple groundbreaking

The Kings Mountain Herald | trials. “Our work is a demonstration of not just advancing cancer research but providing real benefits to patients, weaving in unmatched support for the emotional, physical and financial challenges that cancer can cause, as early as possible,” said Raghavan. The criteria that Levine Cancer Institute satisfied to achieve Planetree Gold Certification reflect what patients, residents, family members and healthcare professionals in hundreds of focus groups say matters most to them during a healthcare experience. This

qualitative data aligns with the growing evidence base for person-centered care, and establishes the Person-Centered Care Certification Program as a concrete framework for defining and measuring excellence in person-centeredness. The criteria address components of a person-centered healthcare experience, including the quality of patient-provider interactions, access to information, family involvement and the physical environment of care. Importantly, the criteria also focus on how the organization supports staff, opportunities for staff, pa-

Page 5B tients and families to have a voice in the way care is delivered, and the ways that Levine Cancer Institute is reaching beyond its walls to care for its community. As part of the certification process — which included a validation assessment by representatives from Planetree — discussion with Levine Cancer Institute patients, families and current staff validated that specific person-centered policies are in place, including non-restrictive visiting hours and a shared medical record policy; that staff members at all levels are involved in the implemen-

tation of person-centered care; and that the organization’s physical environment supports patient and family engagement in their care. The process also included a review of the organization’s performance on patient experience and quality of care measures, and how measurement of these indicators improves organizational outcomes. For more information on Planetree’s Person-Centered Care Certification® Program, including the criteria, application process and more, visit planetree. org/certification.










Having qualified on 10th of February, 2022 as Executor of the Estate of LINDA JENKINS CARVER, AKA LINDA J. CARVER, 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, Brian Jeffery Jenkins, Executor, on or before the 16th 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 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.

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 16th day of February, 2022.

This the 9th day of February, 2022.

This the 2nd day of February, 2022.

Brian Jeffery Jenkins, Executor Estate of: Linda Jenkins Carver, AKA Linda J. Carver 200 Whisering Pines Drive Forest City, NC 28043

Joyce Hewett, Administratrix Estate of: Phyllis Carolyn Byers 1024 Vancouver Lane Gastonia, NC 28052

Carol Newton, Administratrix Estate of: Dwight Carroll Newton 9191 W. Hwy. 10 Vale, NC 28168

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LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 17th day of February, 2022 as Administratrix of the Estate of GEORGE ALFONZO PADGETT, AKA JOHN JACOB ISRAEL, 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, Betty Mintz-Padgett, Administratrix, on or before the 24th 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 23rd day of February, 2022. Betty Mintz-Padgett, Administratrix Estate of: George Alfonzo Padgett, AKA John Jacob Israel 2333 Cherryville Road Cherryville, NC 28021 KMH (2/23, 3/2, 3/9 & 3/16/2022)




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

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 2nd of February, 2022 as Administrator of the Estate of PAULINE N. PRUETT, AKA PAULINE NEWTON PRUETT, 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, Ronald E. Pruett, Administrator, on or before the 16th 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 16th day of February, 2022.


Ronald E. Pruett, Administrator Estate of: Pauline N. Pruett, AKA Pauline Newton Pruett 126 Eagles Terrace Shelby, NC 28150

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Having qualified on 15th day of February, 2022 as Executrix of the Estate of BRIDGET G. MARTIN; AKA, BRIDGET GLASS MARTIN, 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, Ariel Cas Plath, Executrix, on or before the 23rd 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 9th of February, 2022 as Executrix of the Estate of MARGARET FAYE HOLLAND DUNCAN, AKA, MARGARET HOLLAND DUNCAN, AKA, MARGARET H. DUNCAN, 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, Giselle Duncan McBride, Executrix, on or before the 16th 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 23rd day of February, 2022.

This the 16th day of February, 2022.

Ariel Cas Plath, Executrix Estate of: Bridget G. Martin; aka, Bridget Glass Martin 6601 Maris Court Charlotte, NC 28210

Giselle Duncan McBride, Executrix Estate of: Margaret Faye Holland Duncan, AKA Margaret Holland Duncan, AKA Margaret H. Duncan 104 Brooks Avenue Shelby, NC 28152

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

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STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS OF VIRGIE BINGHAM HELMS 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.










Having qualified on 8th day of February, 2022 as Executrix of the Estate of CHERI NADEEN BIERLAIR; AKA, CHERI BIERLAIR ROSEMAN, 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, Anna Michelle Roseman Moran, Executrix, on or before the 16th 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 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 9th day of September, 2021 as Administrator CTA of the Estate of BERTHA PHILBECK YELTON, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned at McIntyre Law Firm in Shelby, North Carolina, on or before the 16th 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 16th day of February, 2022.

This the 9th day of February, 2022.

This the 16th day of February, 2022.

Anna Michelle Roseman Moran, Executrix Estate of: Cheri Nadeen Bierlair Roseman; aka, Cheri Bierlair Roseman 100 Ola Dr Kings Mountain, NC 28086

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

Brenton S. Begley, Administrator CTA McINTYRE ELDER LAW 233 E, Graham St, Shelby , NC 28150. PO Box 165 Shelby, NC 28151

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FREE FOR COMMUNITY. Community Soup Kitchen, Sat, February 26th, 11 am-2 pm. South Mountain Bluegrass Church, 5533 Casar Rd, Casar. Dine in or Take out.

RETAIL STORE MANAGER. Immediate opening for experienced store manager in a small business setting directing a staff of 20. Successful candidate has good communication skills, enjoys problem solving, has experience in directing, motivating and developing a team, has excellent customer service skills, and is local to the Kings Mountain area. Interested? Send resume to tmnkm@ with “Retail Store Manager” in the subject line (704) 739-5461 tmnkm@

SIDE DOOR SALE CALENDAR 2022. (First Saturday of every month) March 5th, April 2nd, May 7th, June 4th, July no sale, August 6th, September 3rd, October 1st, November 5th, December 3rd, Also Dec 10th. Save 70-90% off retail, next to MIGHTY DOLLAR, Forest CIty.

FULL TIME EXPERIENCED AUTOMOTIVE MECHANIC. Apply In Person at A+ Automotive at 1900 Elizabeth Ave., Shelby, NC (704) 482-0441

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

FULL TIME MAINTENANCE MAN NEEDED. Maintain rental properties. Must have valid NC Drivers license. Pay depends on experience. (704) 473-4299 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 teresachandler77@yahoo. com COATS PERFORMANCE YARN. 501 York Road, Kings Mountain, NC. 8 & 12 hour shifts. Apply within. For more info, email kimberly.durden@ or call 980-2915331.

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 UNIQUE ANTIQUE STATION. Farm House Decor, Antiques, Collectibles, Vintage Toys, Hot Wheels, Jewelry, MORE. Tuesday-Saturday 11am-5pm. 985 US 74 Business Hwy., Ellenboro. Find us on FB. 828-382-0075.


Q&A WITH BOARD OF EDUCATION CANDIDATES Danny, Annette, and Ronnie at Landmark Baptist Church Fellowship Hall Saturday, March 5th, 2022 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Food and drink items for small purchase. 1724 E. Dixon Blvd, Shelby, NC. Contact # 704-751-2980

EMPLOYMENT SALON BOOTH FOR RENT. Booth and your own area for rent $60 per week in good location on 180 N (704) 6928740 COMPLETE CARE INC. Is seeking CNAs / In Home Aides for Cleveland and Gaston Counties. Apply M-F, 8am-4pm at 404 W. Warren St, Shelby, NC 28150 or call (704) 480-9340 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.

BUSINESS SERVICES WILL CUT GRASS AND YARD WORK. Clover & York, SC area. (803) 627-9867 JIM’S PAINTING SERVICES. Exterior painting only. Free estimates. You will be pleased with our work. We have references. 828-287-9272. 828429-7511. (828) 429-7511 24 HOUR MOBILE MECHANIC. I will come to you to repair any car, lawnmower or tractor. Honest & reliable. (704) 300-2332 GENERAL LAND MANAGEMENT. Bush Hogging, Backhoe & Box Blade Work. “We Do Land Clearing & Cleanup. Driveways and Roads. Tree and Debris Removal. “Reasonable Rates!” Satisfaction Guaranteed! Contact David Gregory at (256) 636-1255


BUSINESS SERVICES TRIPLE D PAINTING, LLC. All your painting needs. Free estimates. Over 25 yrs experience! Framing, facial boards and much more wood work available! Making your home, building or business look new again. (704) 418-5736

AUCTIONS 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 andrew.


FOR SALE GREENWORKS PREMIUM ELECTRIC PRESSURE WASHER. 1800 psi, good condition, $60. (704) 7560551 1998 HARLEY DAVIDSON ULTRA CLASSIC. 95th Gold Anniversary Edition. Motorcycle in excellent condition. Burgandy -$9,500. Also, 4 new tires, P-255-70-R18 Bridgestone Dueler tires with rims and center caps. Taken off a Toyato Tundra-$450. 704297-8344.

FIREWOOD FOR SALE. Long wheelbase load. Fully loaded. $70.00/load. Delivered. 864-492-4793 or 803627-9408. USED CAMPER TOPS: BUY/SALE/TRADE. Various sizes and styles. 828-9800881. SOLID OAK ROLL TOP DESK. Great condition. $500. Call or text (704) 473-6617 FIREWOOD FOR SALE. Seasoned, green, all types. Dump truck load $250. Pickup load $125, short bed $100. (828) 461-2379

IT’S TIME TO TRIM CREPE MYRTLE TREES. Spreading Mulch or Gravel, minor chainsaw work and storm clean-up. I can do many of your outside chores with over 15 years experience all over Cleveland County and stretching to the Forest City area. Nice, honest, dependable, clean, drugfree, he’s an all around great guy and handyman, so call Rob today and see what I can help you with. 980-295-0750.

ANTIQUE DRESSER. with Big Mirror, Old oil lamps and almost new car seat for baby-1-3 years old. Call for price.704-466-8741.

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



RENT TO OWN CARPORTS, BUILDINGS GARAGES. J. Johnson Sales Inc., Forest City, NC. Call 828-245-5895.

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

BEAUTIFUL LABRADOODLES Born 11/14/2021 F2’s. No shedding, 2 males, one red, one black. I also have 2 straight haired doddles (reduced pricing) Vet checked and first shots on all. Text for more info. Located in Gaffney (864) 492-2880

ASSORTMENT OF CHILTON REPAIR MANUALS. I have a large assortment of Chilton Auto Repair Manuals. Some are imports and trucks. Some Motor Manuals all are hard back copies. Best Offer! (704) 300-1818 WANT A GARAGE, BARN, WORKSHOP, STORAGE BUILDING? “WE GOT ‘EM” 20’X20’, 24X30’, 30’X60’. LARGE ON SITE DISPLAY. WE DO GRADING, GRAVEL, CONCRETE, POWER, ETC..... TURN KEY. J JOHNSON SALES, FOREST CITY, NC 828-245-5895

12’ FISHING KAYAKS. (1) Nucanoe Frontier 12’ X 48” wide $650. (1) Heritage Angler 12’X 30” $500. Or make offer on both. There are very stable Kayaks. 704-487-1205 FOR SALE Best Offer! Couch excellent Shape, Off White in color $175.00 Round Glass Coffee Table, 36x36 $50.00 call 828-429-1573 RIDING/PUSH MOWERS, GARDEN TILLERS, GOKARTS, MINI-BIKES. Ready to mow. All in excellent condition. Can deliver, 30+ years experience in repair work. 828-980-0853, 704-4769383. 2 CEMETERY PLOTS FOR SALE. Cleveland Memorial Park Boiling Springs NC. If interested please call andmake offer. Call 704-284-0227.

2 CEMETERY PLOTS $1400 or Best Offer. Westview Gardens-Bessemer City-Floral Gardens section. Seller will pay transfer fee (704) 974-4605

BROYHILL PREMIER SOLID OAK TABLE. 6 chairs, 2 leaves, lighted China cabinet to match, extra large. $500. 704-974-4851

LOG SPLITTER, HEAVY DUTY, electric start Kohler engine, LS 200 Vermeer. $980. Please leave text message 828-429-5473. CABRIOLET VW. Best Offer! Parts only. Does not run. Call (704) 300-1818 1999 DODGE 1500. $800. I have ‘99 Dodge pickup, been wrecked, has some good body parts, has good 360 engine and new radiator. (704) 300-1818

STORAGE BUILDINGS. “We Buy, Sell, Trade” J. Johnson Sales INC. Forest City, NC 828-245-5895. BUILDINGS, GARAGES, SHOPS with Concrete Slab. “We Got’Em”and “We do them Turn Key” J. Johnson Sales INC., Forest City, NC. 828245-5895. 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.

GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES. 8 weeks old. CKC reg. These puppies will grow up to be great family protectors. Shots & worming UTD. $300 ea. (704) 466-3135

ALL METAL GARAGES. Big Discounts! Zero down. Call for more details. 828-382-0455.


KENNELS, DOG KENNELS, DOG HOUSES. 7x7x4, 5x10x6, 10x10x4, 10x10x6, 10x20x6, 20x20x6. Roof tops. Delivery & Installation is Available! J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City,NC. 828-2455895.

GOOD, USED 16’ GALVANIZED BOAT TRAILER. Call 704-678-5264. Leave message, and I will return your call. CAMPER Looking for a Scotty Camper. Pay for help finding one.704-418-1388. I PAY CASH FOR DIABETIC TEST STRIPS. Up to $10 per 100ct. Must be Unused, Unexpired. I’m local and pay fast. (828) 577-4197 CASH FOR YOUR CAR running or not, title or no title. Call Charles Dellinger at Red Road Towing. 704692-6767, (704) 487-0228

COCKAPOO PUPPIES BORN JANUARY 6. Tails docked, dew clawed. Parents on site. Ready February 21. $200 deposit. Call Greg after 8am. 828-305-2181.

WANT TO BUY. ATV’s, PopUp Campers and Small Travel Trailers. Call 828-429-3935. WANTED: OLD AND NEW AMMO. Reloading supplies. Call 828-245-6756 or cell # 828-289-1488.

TEA CUP MALTESE PUPPIES. TIny Tea Cup Maltese puppies for sale at only $850. More info and pics upon request. (213) 222-6177

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

PIGMY GOAT WITH TWO eight week old babies. Both are nannies. Sell only together. Will not separate. $350. 828-248-8060.


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) 980-3225

2020 KUBOTA 35HP L-3301 TRACTOR 4x4. 73 hours. Loader w/teeth. 4 pieces quick-attach equipment: 6’ blade tilts/turns, 1 row cultivator, 16 disc harrow, 5’ tiller. $25,000. (704) 538-3337 L100 JOHN DEERE RIDING MOWER. 42” deck, 17 HP, $550. F725 John Deere Riding Mower, 54’ deck 20 HP, $1300. Great condition for both. Call or text (704) 4736617

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 864492-5385 (864) 492-5385 FARM TRAILER. Farm Trailer For Sale, 6’ x 10’ with pin type hitch. Heavy duty with wood bed, truck size tires. Great for hauling hay bales, farm produce from field, lumber, etc. Asking $300 obo. (864) 706-9368

PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS with Scratch Pads! Press Room Printing. 704482-2243. (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.704434-6389, (704) 473-0867



BEAGLE PUPPIES. ONE boy- FIVE 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 ADULT QUAIL $5 EACH. Quail Chicks $1.50 ea. Quail eggs $3 per doz, 50% hatch rate guaranteed. (704) 4769943

MINIATURE BOAR PIG. 6 months old, has many black & white spots. 60 lbs, $150 cash. Delivery available. Call anytime. 704-300-2502


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



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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 gwen553@

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.

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Product not available in all states. Includes the Participating (in GA: Designated) Providers and Preventive Benefits Rider. Acceptance guaranteed for one insurance policy/certificate of this type. Contact us for complete details about this insurance solicitation. This specific offer is not available in CO, NY; call 1-800-969-4781 or respond for similar offer. Certificate C250A (ID: C250E; PA: C250Q); Insurance Policy P150 (GA: P150GA; NY: P150NY; OK: P150OK; TN: P150TN). Rider kinds: B438, B439 (GA: B439B).

FIREWOOD FOR SALE. All types already split. Can deliver. Truck & Trailer loads, starting at $75. Will negotiate. 704-466-7623

CARPORTS, GARAGES, RV COVERS, BOAT TRACTOR COVERS IN STOCK. Areas largest on site display. Best Selection, Options. Quality you can getting one place! J. Johnson Sales, Inc. Forest City, NC. 828-245-5895.


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

CAMP’S COMPLETE LAWN CARE and RESIDENTIAL FENCING. “30 + Years Experience”. Call Donnie at (704) 480-7405



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2011 FORD FUSION SEL. Leather inside, aluminum wheels, 111,000 miles, $5,750. 828-287-3820

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NO HEAT BILLS HERE. 3 room apartment, (1 BR, 1 BA), Shelby, excellent location, Second floor. Not HAP eligible. No pets or smoking. Heat & water included in $525 month. Available 3/1/22. 704487-5480.

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

MOVE IN SPECIAL. 2 & 3 Bedroom, deposit required. $195 weekly rates. Includes power and water. NO PETS. Visit us online at Oakwood Rentals, Shelby. Call (704) 473-4299

2011 FORD RANGER. 4 cyl., auto., spray in bedliner, cloth seats. 29,000 miles, $7,995. 828-287-3820.

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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How to Convince an Elderly Parent to Stop Driving Dear Savvy Senior, What is the best way to deal with older drivers who probably shouldn’t be driving anymore? My dad, who’s 86, is bound and determined to keep driving as long as he’s alive. Backseat Daughter Dear Backseat, For many families, talking to an elderly parent about giving up the car keys can be a very difficult and sensitive topic. While there’s no one way to handle this issue, here are a few suggestions that can help you evaluate your dad’s driving and ease him out from behind the wheel when the time is right. Take a Ride To get a clear picture of your dad’s driving abilities, a good first step, if you haven’t already done so, is to take a ride with him and watch for problem areas. For example: Does he have difficulty seeing, backing up or changing lanes? Does he react slowly, get confused easily or make poor driving decisions? Does he drive at inappropriate speeds, tailgate or drift between lanes? Also, has your dad had any fender benders or tickets lately, or have you noticed any

dents or scrapes on his vehicle? These, too, are red flags.

If you need some help and your dad is willing, consider hiring a driver rehabilitation specialist who’s trained to evaluate elderly drivers and provide safety suggestions. This type of assessment typically costs between $200 and $400. To locate a professional in your area, visit or ADED. net. Transitioning and Talking After your assessment, if you think it’s still safe for your dad to drive, see if he would be willing to take an older driver refresher course. These courses will show him how aging affects driving skills and offers tips and adjustments to help keep him safe. Taking a class may also earn your dad a discount on his auto insurance. To locate a class, contact your local AAA (AAA. com) or AARP (AARPdriversafety. org, 888-227-7669). Most courses cost around $20 to $30 and can be taken online. If, however, your assessment shows that

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Hearty, Wholesome Winter Meals (Family Features) Seeking comfort from the cold in the form of a wholesome meal is a perfect way to cap off a day with loved ones. During the winter months when brisk temperatures chill you to the bone, warming up with hearty dishes at the family table can bring everyone together. * Full of seasonal flavors with top-notch taste, Pecan-Crusted Pork Tenderloin offers a delicious main course you don't have to feel guilty about. This easy yet elegant entree puts a unique spin on a dinnertime staple thanks to a crunchy pecan crust. * With cheddar and ricotta cheeses, sour cream and cavatappi noodles, this Mac and Cheese with Pecan Breadcrumbs is an extra creamy, creative twist

on the kid-friendly classic. Pair this family favorite with the pork tenderloin for an easy weeknight combination that little ones can help with in the kitchen by stirring together the cheesy goodness. This family dinner is made possible with tasty pecans, which are among the lowest in carbs and highest in fiber compared to other tree nuts, helping you stay fuller longer. As a nutrient-dense powerhouse, they have 3 grams of plantbased protein and 3 grams of fiber per 1-ounce serving with 12 grams of "good" monounsaturated fat and only 2 grams of saturated fat. Essential nutrients like thiamin, zinc, copper and manganese - a mineral that's essential for metabolism and bone health - mean you


can feel good about serving pecan-infused dishes to your loved ones. Visit americanpecan. com to find more winter weeknight recipe inspiration. PECAN-CRUSTED PORK TENDERLOIN Total time: 35 minutes Servings: 6 1 pork tenderloin (about 1 1/2 pounds) salt, to taste pepper, to taste 1/2 cup brown sugar, divided 2 tablespoons soy sauce, divided 2 teaspoons minced garlic 1/2 cup pecan pieces 1/4 cup pineapple juice 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard Preheat oven to 400 F and lightly grease large baking dish. Season pork tenderloin with salt and pepper, to taste; set aside. In small bowl, stir 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1 tablespoon soy sauce and minced garlic. Spread mixture over pork. Press pecan pieces into brown sugar mixture on pork. Bake, uncovered, 20 minutes. In medium saucepan over medium-high heat, combine remaining brown sugar, remaining soy sauce, pineapple juice and Dijon mustard. Bring mixture to boil; reduce to simmer 3-5 minutes then remove from heat. Slice pork, spoon sauce over top and serve. MAC AND CHEESE WITH PECAN BREADCRUMBS Total time: 50 minutes Servings: 6

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PECAN-CRUSTED PORK TENDERLOIN \8 ounces cavatappi pasta 1 tablespoon butter 1 block (8 ounces) cheddar cheese 1/2 cup raw pecan pieces 15 ounces part-skim ricotta cheese 4 tablespoons sour cream 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper 1 large egg, lightly beaten Preheat oven to 375 F. In salted boiling water, cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup pasta cooking water. Return pasta to pot and stir in butter. Using box grater, shred cheddar cheese. Using food processor, process 1/4 cup shredded cheese with pecans to coarse breadcrumb consistency. Add remaining cheddar cheese, ricotta, sour cream, salt and pepper to warm pasta. Stir until thoroughly

MAC AND CHEESE WITH PECAN BREADCRUMBS combined. Add egg; stir. Add reserved pasta water to loosen mixture; stir until smooth. Pour into buttered 9-inch square or round casserole

dish and top evenly with pecan topping. Bake 30 minutes. #16022 Source: American Pecan Council

Make cooking fun for the whole family with this Sweet, Seasonal Snack (Family Features) No matter how busy your schedule gets this fall, it’s important to take time to nurture your physical and mental health and well-being. With busy schedules underway, remember to take time to cook and eat together with loved ones. In fact, research from the “Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health” shows regular family meals make it more likely kids and adults will eat more fruits and vegetables. Making healthy choices, including eating fruits, like those in Apple Nachos, and vegetables have also been linked to greater happiness, according to research published in “Canadian Family Physician,” and can help you through the transition back to school, the office or wherever your routine takes you. Pairing a healthy diet with other science-backed tips and recipes from the American Heart Association’s Healthy for Good initiative, supported by Kroger Health, can help you and your family feel your best. For more free recipes, and to access more health tips, visit



APPLE NACHOS Recipe courtesy of the American Heart Association’s Healthy for Good initiative Servings: 6 1/3 cup dried unsweetened cranberries or raisins 1/4 cup sliced unsalted almonds 2 tablespoons unsalted shelled sunflower seeds 3 medium green or red apples, cored and thinly sliced into 12 wedges each, divided 1-2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

2 tablespoons water 1/4 cup smooth low-sodium peanut butter 1 tablespoon honey In small bowl, stir cranberries, almonds and sunflower seeds. Layer 18 apple wedges on large plate or platter. Sprinkle with lemon juice to keep apples from browning. In small microwaveable bowl, microwave water on high 2 minutes, or until boiling. Add peanut butter and honey, stirring until mixture is smooth. Using spoon, drizzle

half peanut butter mixture over apple wedges. Sprinkle with half cranberry mixture. Layer remaining apples over cranberry mixture. Drizzle with remaining peanut butter mixture. Sprinkle remaining cranberry mixture over top. Nutritional information per serving: 167 calories; 7.5 g total fat; 1 g saturated fat; 0 g trans fat; 2.5 g polyunsaturated fat; 3.5 g monounsaturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 66 mg sodium; 22 g carbohydrates; 4 g fiber; 15 g sugar; 4 g protein.

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