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Register now for Gateway Trail races By Loretta Cozart CENTRAL SCHOOL (Photo by Loretta Cozart)

Upset bid for Central School reaches $909,665 By Loretta Cozart Cleveland County Board of Education ended their second upset bid process for Central School on Monday, January 31, at 4 p.m., with a bid of $909,665 from David Stone. The school board voted to classify Central School at 105 E. Ridge Street in Kings Mountain as surplus property on October 11, and the property has since gone through two

upset bid cycles. The process started with sealed bids and Mike Brown won with an offer of $750,000. The first upset bid cycle ended January 21 at 4 p.m. David Stone offered $825,000, and Mike Brown upset that bid with a second bid of $866,300. The next upset bid cycle ends on Thursday, February 10, at 4 p.m.

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

The Gateway Trail 5K Walk & Fun Run draws hundreds of runners to Kings Mountain each year. (Photo provided) To register, visit or call 704.685-3549. Kings Mountain Gateway Trail is at 807 S. Battle-

ground Avenue in Kings Mountain. For more information, visit www. Trail events for 2022

include National Trails Day June 4, Story Walk June-July, and their photo contest in October.

Imperial Lofts opening downtown this Spring Boom Supersonic brings 1,700 Triad jobs Boom Supersonic, the high-profile aviation company building modern supersonic airliners for commercial service, will build its manufacturing and final assembly facility in Greensboro, creating more than 1,750 jobs by 2030, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The project will bring an investment of more than $500 million through 2030 at a site located at the Piedmont Triad International Airport in Guilford County. “It is both poetic and logical that Boom Supersonic would choose the state that’s first in flight for its first manufacturing

plant,” said North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper. “Like the success of the Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk, this innovative company will succeed by transforming passenger air travel with speed and sustainable energy.” Boom Supersonic is redefining commercial air travel by bringing sustainable, supersonic flight to the skies. Boom’s historic commercial airliner, Overture, is designed and committed to industry-leading standards of speed, safety, and sustainability. Overture will be net-zero carbon, capable of flying on See BOOM, Page 4A

KM man dies after being struck by train By Loretta Cozart Kings Mountain Police Department responded to the area of South Railroad Avenue and Elm Street in reference to a pedestrian on the train tracks being struck

by a train on January 28 just after 4 a.m. Michael Wayne Price died at the scene from his injuries. There were no other victims or injuries reported. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sgt. P.W. Alexander with the Kings Mountain Police Department at 704734-0444.

By Loretta Cozart Last week, David Stone, of StoneWright Realty, took the Herald on a walkthrough of The Imperial Lofts, upscale living units in the heart of Kings Mountain, where residents can work, live, and play in the heart of downtown. The twostory brick building sits across Mountain Street from the former Griffin Drug Store. Lofts are pre-leasing now, and range in price from The façade of the building maintains the original look, including the marquee, with residential above $1,200 to $1,450 and in the rear, and mercantile below to the front. per month per Photos from StoneWright Realty unit. The Imperial two-bedroom, two-bath eighties, along the alley- planned in the area this Lofts will house six loft apartment, one studio, and way to bring in more ambi- year. style apartments with a three 1-bedroom apart- ent light into the space. “I plan ahead for projmercantile shop below. Ac- ments. The two-bedroom The Imperial Lofts ects like this and have evcording to Stone, “A mod- apartment is 1,060 sq. ft. are Kings Mountain’s erything in place to get the ern day general store has and the 1-bedroom apart- first modern loft / studio job done quickly. When I leased our retail space and ments are each approx- / apartment building in pull the trigger on a projwill open in Spring 2022.” imately 730 sq. ft. The the downtown area. Re- ect, we are fully commitThe second floor has studio is approximately cent development down- ted. We have a timeline been framed-in for six 430 sq. ft. town has brought new and expect to be finished apartments ranging in size This week, Stone plans restaurants and retail, and with the lofts in May,” from 430 sq. ft. to 1,060 to open former windows, City of Kings Mountain’s Stone said. sq. ft. and features one bricked over in the early Streetscape work has been See IMPERIAL Page 4A

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■ OBITUARIES Charles Ray Bridges

Michael Scott “Mickey” Powers Sr. KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – Michael Scott Powers Sr., 79, of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away on January 23, 2022 at Wendover Hospice in Shelby, NC. He was born in Mecklenburg County, NC, son of the late Fred Ertle and Norma Crook Powers. Mickey loved the Lord and was a long time member of First Baptist Church, Kings Mountain. He attended Appalachian State University where he earned his Masters Degree in Administration. Mickey worked in sales for more than 25 years and in education for many years, teaching school and eventually retiring from Cleveland County Schools as an Assistant Principal at Kings Mountain Middle School. Mr. Powers was admired by his fellow educators and students alike for his determination, work ethic and the passion he possessed for education. Mickey also taught at Cleveland Community College in the G.E.D. Program. He was an avid golfer and worked at the Masters Golf Tournament for more than 30 years as a Gallery Supervisor on the 7th hole. Mickey was an animal lover and adored his canine companion “Willie Mae”. The impression Mickey made on his family, students, friends, and his community will never be forgotten. He will be missed tremendously by everyone whose lives he touched. He is survived by his wife of 33 years: Patti C. Powers, of the home; children: Lisa Powers Bryant (John), Kings Mountain, NC, Stephanie Dotson (Dale), Gibson City, IL, Ken Wilson (Crystal) North Myrtle Beach, SC, and Michael Scott Powers Jr. (Shelley), Kings Mountain, NC; siblings: Eric “Randy” Powers (Danelle), Norfolk, VA, and Cynthia Powers, Wilmington, NC; grandchildren: Wilder Clark, Bailey Voges, Sydney O’Neill, Sage Dotson, Leul Dotson, Ma-Kayla Smith, Shaelin Smith, Kelsey Powers, Riley Powers, and Alley Powers and great-grandchild: Macon Clark. Funeral service was held on Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 2:00 pm at First Baptist Church with Reverend Dr. John Sloan officiating. Visitation was held on Thursday, January 27, 2022 from 1:00 pm to 1:50 PM prior to the service in the Stained Glass Room of First Baptist Church. Interment was held in Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain, NC In lieu of flowers, donations in Mickey’s memory, may be made to First Baptist Church Missions at PO Box 786, Kings Mountain, NC 28086. Guest register is available at: Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain, NC is in charge of arrangements.

Joyce Leming Clark KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC –Joyce Leming Clark, 87, died Monday, January 24,2022 at White Oak Manor of Kings Mountain. Born in Gaston County, she was the daughter of the late James and Genava Standridge Leming. Joyce retired from Wix after more than 30 years of service. She loved her family and her church First Wesleyan of Kings Mountain. Joyce was a loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother who will be deeply missed. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Larry Clark; son, Mark West; brothers, Jimmy Leming and wife Sandy, and Danny Leming; sister, Annie Bell Stone and husband Jimmy; brotherin-laws, Robert Horton and Red Dodson. She is survived by her sons; Mike West and wife Kim and Jimmy West and wife Pam all of Kings Mountain; Sisters, Jean Dodson, Debbie Yates, Faye Horton, Linda Moss, and Susie Bryson and husband Tom; grandchildren, Jessica Ramirez, Tyler West, and William Ray West; great grandchildren, Austin West, Katie Ramirez, Alexis Ramirez, and Landon Ramirez; sister in law, Debbie Leming A private family graveside service was held Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 2 pm, in Mountain Rest Cemetery with the Rev. Eddie Gray officiating. Public viewing was available on Wednesday, January 26, 2022, 10 am-12 pm at Clay-Barnette Funeral Home.

Ryan Scott Hale KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – Ryan Scott Hale, 29, of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away on January 30, 2022 at his home. He was born in Cleveland County, NC, and was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Gene Hale and his maternal grandfather, Buddy Bell. He is survived by his parents: James Ted Hale and Jackie Bell Hale, Kings Mountain, NC; brother: Ted Hale and wife Sarah, Colorado Springs, CO; sisters: Heather Hale Vernitsky and husband Scott, Stanley, NC, and Jamie Hale, Kings Mountain, NC; grandmothers: Dorothy Hale, Kings Mountain, NC, and Tina Desjardins, Lindonville, VT; beloved Furbaby: Theo; nieces and nephews: Logan, Rylee, Jaxon, Ava, Sydney, and Jackie (Lil Gam). Funeral services will be announced later by the family. Guest register is available at: www.harrisfunerals. com. Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain, NC is in charge of arrangements.

Doris Nell Spearman KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – Doris Nell Spearman, 92, of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away on January 26, 2022 at Wendover Hospice in Shelby, NC. She was born in Cherokee County, SC, daughter of the late Emmett and Ethel Farris Childers and was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, William Glenn Spearman. Doris was also preceded in death by 3 sisters, Mildred Caldwell, Faye Lovelace, and Betty Hughes. She was a longtime faithful member of Oak View Baptist Church where she played the piano and organ from 1974 until 2017. She retired from the textile industry after many years of dedicated service. Doris was an avid reader, loved traveling, and making beautiful needlework crafts for her family that will be treasured for many years. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and great grandmother who loved spending time with her family. Her kindness, guidance, and generosity will be missed by everyone who knew Doris. She is survived by daughters: Elaine Anderson (Eddie), and Glenda Waters (Dwayne), both of Kings Mountain, NC; grandchildren: Krystal Proctor, Charlotte, NC, Shannon Elmore (Bennett), Kings Mountain, NC, and Lauren Thornburg (Jamie), Grover, NC; great-grandchildren: Bentlee and Khaegyn Elmore, and Jaxxon Thornburg; sister: Joyce Roark (Don), Kings Mountain, NC and a special sister: Bessie Blanton, Clover, SC. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 5, 2022, at 2:00 PM at Oak View Baptist Church with Reverends Wayne Brazzell, Billy Cooper and Carey Caldwell officiating Visitation will be on Saturday, February 5, 2022 from 1:00 pm to 1:50 pm prior to the service at Oak View Baptist Church. Interment will be held in Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain, NC. Memorials may be made to Oak View Baptist Church at 1517 York Road, Kings Mountain, NC 28086, 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.

Family Worship Center Blood Drive February 17 Family Worship Center will hold a Blood Drive in their fellowship hall on Thursday, February 17, 2022, 3:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 1818 Shelby Rd., Kings Mtn., NC. Please visit and enter: Family Worship or call Vickie Black at 704-418-0418 to schedule an appointment. Maximize your blood donation. Help more patients. If you are an eligible type O, B- or A- donor, consider making a Power Red donation. Red blood cells are the most commonly transfused

SHELBY, NC – Charles Ray Bridges, 84, of Shelby, NC, passed away on January 27, 2022 at Atrium Health Cleveland in Shelby, NC. He was born in Spartanburg County, SC, son of the late Everette Jack and Florence Faircloth Bridges and was preceded in death by his brother, Buck Bridges, and a sister, Deloris Falls. Charles served his country honorably in the Air Force Reserves. He was the owner and operator of Custom Metal Fabrication for more than 28 years. In his spare time, Charles enjoyed spending time outdoors, riding horses, fishing, and golfing. Charles was an avid big game hunter and enjoyed hunting across the United States and abroad. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. His leadership, commitment to his community, friendship, and guidance will be missed greatly by everyone who knew Charles. He is survived by his wife of 60 years: Jeanne Hastings Bridges, of the home; daughter: Carla Burton and husband Shane, Blacksburg, SC; son: Chuck Bridges and wife Paige Harris, Savannah, GA; grandchildren: Shannon Ray Bridges and Adrian Burton; great-grandchildren: Marley and Brennan Bridges, and Brent Dalton; sister: Sue Phifer and husband John, Kings Mountain, NC A Memorial service was held on Sunday, January 30, 2022 at 2:00 PM at Patterson Grove Baptist Church with Reverend Dr. Tim Hendrick officiating. Visitation was held on Sunday, January 30, 2022 from 1:00 pm to 1:50 pm prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Mr. Bridges memory may be made to Patterson Grove Baptist Church Building Fund at 301 Oak Grove Road, Kings Mountain, NC 28086. Guest register is available at: Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain, NC is in charge of arrangements.

East Gold St. Wesleyan Food Pantry Feb. 3 The Good Neighbors Food Pantry will be open Thursday, February 3 from 5:30 – 6:15 pm. Location is East Gold Street Wesleyan Church, 701 East Gold Street, Kings Mountain. Drive around to the back of the church. blood component. Bring your photo ID or American Red Cross Donor Card. Eat iron-rich foods and drink plent of water before the blood drive. As a thank you for giving blood, the Red Cross will send you a $10 Gift card via email.

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Icy roads blamed in 7 wrecks No injuries reported Snow and icy conditions were blamed for seven wrecks on Jan. 21-22 in the Kings Mountain area involving a dozen drivers. Four collisions happened on NC Highway 216. No injuries were reported. Property damages were estimated at over $16,000. JAN. 21: Officer McKinney said a 2004 Dodge operated by Jimmie Manning of Grover slid in snow on I-85 at Dixon School Road. JAN. 22: Officer Price investigated a three-vehicle crash on NC 216. Vehicles operated by Erica Pennington, 114 Raven Circle 4, and Melissa Adair, Shelby, were involved in a crash but were parked facing each other in the Southbound Lane of travel when a 1993 Honda operated by Brittany Duncan, 310 Pinehurst Drive, slid in the ice and into both vehicles. JAN. 22: Officer Butler said a US Postal Service vehicle operated by Melissa Adair, Shelby, was stopped in its lane due to the south lane of NC 216 being blocked by a 3-vehicle crash. Butler said the road surface was covered with ice. A 2002 Mitsubishi operated by Erica Pennington, 114 Raven Circle, slid across the center line and struck the 1993 Grumman operated by Adair. JAN. 22: Officer McKinney said Stephanie Lee Weddle, Shelby, operating a 2011 Kia, was stopped for traffic on US 74 Business. Timmy Dean Adams, 108 Quincy Street, operating 1997 Dodge, attempted to stop be-

cause of ice on the roadway. The Kia slid into the rear of the Dodge. JAN. 22: Officer Cutler said roadway conditions were icy and slippery. April Mathis, Gaffney, SC, operating a 2002 Toyota, told the officer she had just slid off the road 10 minutes before the crash of her vehicle and a 2004 Chevrolet operated by Cheltsea Elizabeth Danielle Gregory, 521 Kilgore Road, operating a 2004 Chevrolet. Gregory, traveling north on NC 216, lost control of her vehicle on icy road to the left and the Toyota was parked on the left shoulder. Gregory said another vehicle, not involved in the collision, pulled out in front of her. Gregory said she started to brake and lost control of her vehicle, took a 180-degree spin colliding with the Toyota. JAN. 22: Officer Carpenter said Thomas Jay Grigg, 102 Mail Road, operating a 2015 Jeep, and Darien Thomas Parker, Fort Mill, SC, operating a 1999 Honda, were traveling south on NC Highway 216, Parker behind Grigg. Both the Jeep and Honda slid in ice, Parker sliding into the Grigg vehicle. JAN. 22: Officer Carpenter said Desuan Tyres Chambers, 258 Branchwood Circle, operating a 1998 Honda on Groves Street, lost control of his vehicle on ice-covered roadway, slid off the right side of the road and hit and damaged a concrete-base mailbox at 1100 Groves Street..

■ POLICE ARRESTS JAN. 20: Nathaniel Tremell Davis. 24, 424 Fulton Street, possession firearm, fishing access, $1,000 secured bond. JAN. 21: Marie Nichole Owenc, 40, Gastonia, possession of stolen goods, citation. JAN. 21: Shineka Annette Mcneill, 44, Shelby, driving while license revoked, not impaired revocation, speeding, expired tag, $1,000 secured bond. JAN. 22: Johnny Lamar Berryman, 51, 114 Raven Circle, possession of stolen goods, citation. JAN. 23: Tina Nicole Lovelace, 43, Kings Mountain, order for arrest, possession stolen goods/property, $500 secured bond. JAN. 23: Lawrence R. Shrewsbury. 45, Grover, speeding to elude arrest, speeding 120/65, driving while license revoked, careless and reckless driving, possession of drug paraphernalia, resist, delay, obstruct, habitual larceny, felony probation violation, $10,000 secured bond. JAN. 23: Shannon Thomas Galloway, 49, 820 Oak Grove Road, 4, possession stolen goods, property, misdemeanor larceny, $1,000 unsecured bond. JAN. 24: Kenneth Elijah Daniel, 41, Bessemer City, possession of firearm by felon, felony, no bond. Jan. 25: Lawrence R. Shrewsbury, 45, Grover, order for arrest for true bill

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indictment for habitual larceny, felony, $10,000 secured bond. JAN.25: Khadijah Brianna Phillips, 28, 908 Grace Street, injury to real property, criminal summons. JAN. 25: Ashley Patrice Jackson, 32, Shelby, resist, delay, obstruct, following too close to motor vehicle, citation. JAN. 26: Emma Caroline Kirk, 25, 902 Grace Street, obtaining property by false pretense, felony, $10,000 secured custody order. JAN. 26: Emma Caroline Kirk, 25, 902 Grace Street, possession of Heroin, felony; possession of Methamphetamine, felony; possession of marijuana, $15,000 secured custody order. JAN. 26: Anthony Kendale Hall, 31, 803 Jackson Street, driving while license revoked, driving while license revoked, fictitious tag, $1,500 secured bond. JAN. 26: Markell Lutrell Porter, 29, 115 S. Gaston Street, simple assault, criminal summons. INCIDENTS JAN.4: A resident of Pennington Plaza reported theft of a Taurus G2C 9mm fully loaded firearm from his vehicle. JAN. 16: A resident of Oak Grove Road reported financial fraud. JAN. 19: A resident of Phifer Road reported larceny of financial cards. JAN, 19: A resident of See POLICE, Page 3A

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Governor vetoes bill to delay primary to June On Friday, January 28, Governor Cooper vetoed House Bill 605, an act to “Set the date for the 2022 date for the 2022 primary as June 7, 2022; to allow the State Board of Elections to issue temporary rules for GOV. COOPER conducting the 2022 primaries and elections…” According to the State Board of Elections, districts must be finalized by the week of February 14, just 12 days after the Supreme Court hears TIM MOORE oral arguments in redistricting cases. This would give the courts a few days to make their decision before that deadline and would give the General Assembly little time to draw new maps if required. Governor Cooper made the following statement on HB 605, “This bill is an additional attempt by Republican legislators to control the election timeline and un-

dermine the voting process. The constitutionality of congressional and legislative districts is now in the hands of the North Carolina Supreme Court and the Court should have the opportunity to decide how much time is needed to ensure that our elections are constitutional.” North Carolina Speaker of the House Tim Moore said, “House Bill 605 is a reasonable measure taken by the legislature to ensure a thorough and constitutional process. Unfortunately, Governor Cooper’s veto undermines that process in the name of politics.” He continued, “Furthermore, during his time as Senate Redistricting Chair, Cooper presided over some of the most tortured and gerrymandered maps in state history. Now, he wants to sow chaos and confusion in the hopes that the Supreme Court will usurp the constitutional duty of the General Assembly to the benefit of his Democrat allies.”

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

POLICE From Page 2A Sharon Drive reported identity theft. JAN. 22: People’s Baptist Church, 1010 Groves Street, reported a break-in and $1,000 damage to a commercial aluminum glass door. JAN. 24: Food Lion, E. King Street, reported a customer took $57 worth of items and didn’t pay for them.

Trent Troxel (third from left),Vice President of the Catawba Nation Gaming Authority, and Catawba Nation Assistant Chief Jason Harris (center) present a check for $10,000 to Hospice Cleveland County and the Cleveland County Partnership for Children. The funds were raised by the Catawba Two Kings Casino from patron donations. At the Jan. 21 presentation were (left to right) Tina Dellinger, Assistant Director of Cleveland County Partnership for Children; Shannon White, Executive Director of Cleveland County Partnership for Children; Myra McGinnis, President of Hospice Cleveland County; Pam Sharts, Director of Marketing and Public Relations for Hospice; and Patty McMurry, Vice President of Access for Hospice. Photo provided

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

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

The Catawba Two Kings Casino Share Change program has raised $5,000 each for Hospice Cleveland County and the Cleveland County Partnership for Children (CCPFC). Share Change, the Catawba Nation’s charitable initiative through the casino, enables patrons to donate the remaining change on slot vouchers by dropping them in wishing wells and large ticket barrels located on the casino floor. “The Share Change program is a way for Catawba Nation and Catawba Two Kings Casino to make a positive change in our community,” Catawba Assistant Chief Jason Harris said. “We thank our generous casino patrons and are happy to support such worthy organizations.” Funds were raised for Hospice Cleveland County and Cleveland County Partnership for Children from October through Dec. 31, 2021. Hospice Cleveland County has two houses (Wendover in Shelby and Testa in Kings Mountain) that provide peaceful environments for patients with life-limiting illness such as cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease and debility and decline. Services at Hospice are provided regardless of ability to pay, with medications, supplies and equipment covered by Hospice Medicare Benefit.

CITATIONS JAN. 21: Cordy James Cordle, 23, 107 S. Gaston Street, revoked driver’s license. JAN. 21: Tasha Deneka Ashley, 39, 610 Temple Street, no insurance, fictitious, borrowed tag, no operator’s license, no registration. JAN. 21: Timothy Edward Taylor, 107 Morris Road, revoked license. JAN. 21: James Strickland III, 67, 333 Oak Grove Road, revoked license, expired tag, suspended tag, operating vehicle in fire lane.

JAN. 21: Forest Glenn Quess, Jr., 59, 209 Laws Lane, revoked license, expired tag. JAN. 21: Janice Sirmons Neal, 62, 815 Bethlehem Road 15, revoked license. JAN. 21: James Lee Fraley, 49, 815 Bethlehem Road 15, no liability insurance. JAN. 21: Sydney Taylor Creel, 26, 216 Morris Street, no operator’s license. Jan. 21: Angela Denise Huitt, 38, 207 Parrish Drive, fictitious tag. JAN. 21: Tyler Thomas Stanley, 200 E. King Street,

revoked driver’s license. JAN. 21: Johnny Lamar Berryman, 51, 114 Raven Circle, borrowed, fictitious tag, no registration, no insurance. JAN.26: Rodney Avery Boyd, 46, 227 Walker Street, revoked license, expired tag. JAN. 26: Charles Douglas McMahan, 47, 800 Rhodes Avenue, no operator’s license, no registration, no number plate. JAN. 26: Whiteford Clyde Reynolds, 55, 114 New Moon Lane, expired tag. No vehicle insurance.

Bereavement services for the family and community are also available, as well as support groups and programs. Wendover Hospice House was one of the first hospice houses in North Carolina and has served more than 5,000 patients since opening 25 years ago. Testa Family Hospice House is located about 1 mile from the Catawba Two Kings Casino and has served more than 1,700 patients since opening in 2010. Hospice Cleveland County cares for about 50 percent of all deaths in Cleveland County. On a typical day, it serves about 150 patients, primarily in their own homes but also in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and its two hospice houses. In 2021, Hospice Cleveland County provided compassionate end-of-life care to nearly 900 patients and their family members. “Hospice Cleveland County is very grateful to the Catawba Tribe and Two Kings Casino for their support,” said Myra McGinnis, president of Hospice Cleveland County. “This generous gift will enable us to provide excellent care for patients and their family members.” Cleveland County Partnership for Children provides pre-k, Early Head Start and inclusive Smart

Start programs that help children and families access high-quality and affordable childcare, health care and family support services. The goal of CCPFC is to partner with families, businesses, and the community to ensure children are healthy and ready for school. The organization has been leading early childhood education in Cleveland County since 1993. “The Cleveland County Partnership for Children is so thankful to have the support of the Catawba Two Kings Casino,” said Executive Director Shannon White. “The donation will enable us to continue providing early childhood education and support for Cleveland County’s youngest learners and their families. Your contribution makes an impact, and we are extremely grateful that you decided to Come Grow With Us!” The casino launched the Share Change program several weeks after its July opening and anticipates that the program will grow as the casino grows. The first $10,000 donation benefitted the Cleveland County Fund for Children and Adults with Disabilities, and new charitable recipients will be designated every three months.

JAN. 26: Hannah Marie Walker, 33, 333 Oak Grove Road, revoked license, expired tag. WRECKS JAN. 20: Officer Moore cited Monica Simone Barnes, 132 Wooding Place, with failure to reduce speed to avoid a collision, after the 1992 Honda struck a 2011 BMW operated by Jennifer Butts, Gastonia. The accident happened on Spring Street. Property damages were estimated at $15,000. JAN. 24: Officer Howard said Isabel Maquin Marten, 110 Lakeshore Drive, oper-

ating a 2016 Hyundai, and Richard Carson Conklin, Shelby, operating a 2006 Ford, were backing from parking spaces at 500 Phifer Road, and hit. Property damages were estimated at $4.000. JAN. 24: Officer Howard said Bill Lee Keeter, 809 Chestnut Ridge Church Road, was turning his 2000 Ford out of a parking space on US 74 Business and struck a 2014 Dodge operated by Desmoria Allison of Shelby. Property damages were estimated at $4,000.

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BOOM From Page 1A 100% sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) at twice the speed of today’s fastest passenger jets. Overture has garnered significant commercial interest, including orders and options from United Airlines and Japan Airlines as well as contracts with the U.S. Air Force for government applications . Named one of TIME’s Best Inventions of 2021, the Boom XB-1 demonstrator aircraft rolled out in 2020, and its carbon neutral flight test program is underway. The company’s manufacturing plant in North Carolina, called the Overture Superfactory at Piedmont Triad International Airport, will house the company’s first final assembly line, test facility, and customer delivery center. “Selecting the site for Overture manufacturing is a significant step forward in bringing sustainable supersonic air travel to passengers and airlines,” said Blake Scholl, founder and CEO of Boom Supersonic. “With some of the country’s best and brightest aviation talent, key suppliers, and the state of North Carolina’s continued support, Boom is confident that Greensboro will emerge as the world’s supersonic manufacturing hub.” The North Carolina Department of Commerce coordinated the state’s recruitment of Boom, which also involved state, regional, and local organizations. “Ever since the Wright Brothers but even more so today, the aviation and aerospace sector drives a significant part of the North Carolina economy,” said Commerce Secretary Machelle Baker Sanders. “We’ve reached this achievement by developing specialized workforce development programs for

this industry, and as our state strategic plan for economic development makes clear, we’ll keep working to make North Carolina First in Talent, and not just First in Flight.” The project from Boom Technology, Inc., operating as Boom Supersonic, will be facilitated, in part, by a High-Yield Job Development Investment Grant (JDIG) approved by the state’s Economic Investment Committee earlier today, the first JDIG of this classification ever awarded. Boom’s project is estimated to grow the state’s economy by at least $32.3 billion over 20 years, the time period when the grant could be active. Using a formula that takes into account the new tax revenues generated by the 1,761 new jobs, and accounting for a company investment of $500 million, the JDIG agreement authorizes the potential reimbursement to the company of up to $87.2 million, paid over a time period of 20 years. Like all grants from the JDIG program, any state payments only occur following performance verification each year by the departments of Commerce and Revenue that the company has met its incremental job creation and investment targets. Boom’s JDIG agreement also calls for moving as much as $9.6 million into the state’s Industrial Development Fund – Utility Account. The Utility Account helps rural communities anywhere in the state finance necessary infrastructure upgrades to attract future business. The state approved additional support to help with final site preparations at the Piedmont Triad International Airport as part of the recently passed state budget (North Carolina House Bill 334). The legislature appropriated $106.7 million to the Department of Commerce to be used for site and road improvements

and the construction of one or more aircraft hangars. Salaries for the new jobs will vary by position, but taken together will average $68,792, increasing the regional payroll by more than $120 million every year. The Guilford County average annual wage stands currently at $53,994. “Boom Supersonic’s decision to build its new campus in North Carolina proves once again that we are a top state for job creators and have a deep pool of talented workers,” Senator Phil Berger, President Pro Tempore of the North Carolina Senate, said. “Over the past decade we’ve turned North Carolina into a jobs-friendly state with low taxes, reasonable regulations, and a world-class education system. Today’s announcement is a result of that transformation.” “We’re excited to see even more new jobs and investment come to North Carolina thanks to the thriving economic environment in our state,” said North Carolina Speaker of the House Tim Moore. “Boom Supersonic will write the next chapter of North Carolina’s great aviation story, and they’ll do it right here in the Piedmont Triad region.” Partnering with the North Carolina Department of Commerce and the Economic Development Partnership of N.C. on this project were the North Carolina General Assembly, the North Carolina Community College System, Duke Energy, the Piedmont Triad Partnership, Guilford County, Forsyth County, the Piedmont Triad Airport Authority, the City of Greensboro, the City of High Point, the City of Winston-Salem, the Carolina Core, the Guilford County Economic Development Alliance, and the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce.

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Small Wonders Art Exhibit opens Feb. 1 “Small Wonders” Art Exhibit and Competition Exhibit run dates are February 1-25, 2022. The NEW Reception date will be Saturday February 5 from 6-8 pm. Southern Arts Society proudly presents Small Wonders, a new art competition and exhibit open to all artists in the region. This is a judged art show with cash prizes ranging from $50 to a $250 first prize. Regional Artists are invited to show small scale works in a variety of media showing the difficulty and skill to create works of smaller size. (Image size limited to 5”x7” or smaller.) Judge for the show will be Seymour Simmons III, a Professor of Fine Arts emeritus from Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC, where he taught art education and studio art, primarily drawing. Prior to moving to South Carolina, he taught at Massachusetts College of Art and did research in arts education at Harvard Project Zero. He holds a B.F.A in printmaking from Colorado State University, as well as M. Ed. and Ed.D. degrees from Harvard. As an artist, he works primarily from the figure and landscapes in drawing and watercolor. His research focuses on the theory and practice of drawing instruction from ancient times to the present. His most recent publication on that topic is: The Value of Drawing Instruction in the Visual Arts and Across Curricula: Historical and Philosophical Arguments for Drawing in the Visual Age (Routledge, 2021). Early in his career, he co-authored with Marc S. A. Winer: Drawing: The Creative Process, (Simon and Schuster, 1977). 2022 CALENDARS SASi still has SASi 2022 Calendars for sale. Calendars are $30. Frames are available in Gold, Black,

and Silver and are $30 each. Can't come in person? Call SASi to have your calendar shipped to you. 2023 CALENDAR PLANS If you would like to design a calendar page for our 2023 Calendar, please come early to our FEB 1st SASi meeting at 6:30 pm. We will vote on a theme for 2023 and go over the design process. If you can’t make the meeting, email us back and get your name on the list for a page. WATERCOLOR CLASS Rescheduled – Still time to sign up!! Introduction or Refresher into Watercolor Painting (An Interactive Workshop) with Ron Shepard NEW DATE: FEBRUARY 12, 2022 Time: 10 am - 1 pm Location: Southern Arts Society Supplies: Paper: please bring at least 5 (9x12) sheets of watercolor paper (Strathmore or Arches) Paints: different hues of 3 reds, 3 blues, and 3 yellows, and a black Brushes: what you have or #4, #8, and #10 (not so critical at this point) **If you lack paints or brushes, SASi has some to share, but please bring your own paper Description: Choosing the correct paints, painting techniques, choosing brushes, using watercolor paper, framing your painting. See class info sheet for more details. SASi Programs Feb 2 – SASi Program – Jan Welborn will lead us making Felted Animals. Please RSVP so we can have a head count for supplies. SASi will provide the supplies. If you have your own supplies for felting, you can bring them. And please wear a mask. - 7 pm, doors open at 6:30. Come early at 6:30 pm if you want to sign up to do a

Calendar Page for 2023! Shutter Light Photography Group Jan 11; Feb 8, Mar 8 – The group meets the 2nd Tuesday each month at 7 pm. All levels of photographers are welcome to attend their monthly program. Special time is set aside each month for questions from beginning photographers. Special Planning Meeting – at Big Red's Cafe in Kings Mountain at 8 am on Tuesday February 1. We will be discussing and planning on how to move forward with the club. Contact Club organizer Nelson Stegall at with questions or visit their Facebook page. Color Pencil Group Meeting Jan 27; Feb 24 – Thurs – Anyone with a desire to learn more about color pencil is welcome to attend these meetings. All levels of artists are welcome, no prior experience necessary. Meetings are held on the last Thursday of each month from 6 - 8 pm. Attendees are encouraged to bring something to work on, and feel free to share any product, resource or other info that may be beneficial to the group. Please email Todd with your ideas for meeting topics and techniques you would like to see. Thursday Morning Open Studio Sessions Jan 6, 13, 20, 27; Feb 3, 10, 17, 24 – Thurs – Open Studio Sessions every Thurs 10 am - 12 pm or longer. Bring your current art project – painting, pastels, colored pencil, knit or crochet, etc., to work on. Fiber artists are welcome to join this group. No instruction — just time to create on your own and enjoy fellowship with other artists. Led by artist Darlene Godfrey. CALL TO ARTISTS – I AM WOMAN COMPETITION

Artists get ready for our annual I Am Woman art exhibit and competition. We will take in artwork Feb 26-27, 2022. This is our annual exhibit dedicated to the feminine, and/or female perspective and point of view. All media will be accepted. Watch our website for the prospectus. ART TRACKS February 2022 Feb 1 Tues – SASi Program - Jan Welborn will lead us making Felted Animals - 7 pm, doors open at 6:30, 2023 Calendar Meeting at 6:30. Feb 3, 10, 17, 24 – Open Studio Sessions Every Thurs 10 am - 12 pm or later Feb 5 Sat – New Date Reception Small Wonders Exhibit & Comp 6-8 pm; Awards presented at 7 pm Feb 8 Tues – Shutter Light Photography Group Meeting - 7 pm Feb 12 Sat – An Introduction or Refresher to Watercolor with Ron Shepard $$ Feb 16 Wed – Currently on Hold – Knit & Crochet Group Meeting 10:30 am Feb 24 Thurs – Color Pencil Group Meeting 6:00 pm Feb 25 Last Day for Small Wonders Exhibit Pick up work Feb 26-27, 2022 Feb 26-27 Deliver Art for I Am Woman art exhibit & competition $$ Deliver Art Sat Feb 26 from 11 am to 4 pm and Sun Feb 27 from 1-4 pm. Please deliver art on scheduled dates or earlier during gallery hours. Events FREE unless noted otherwise $$ Events may be impacted by the Coronavirus outbreak Please check with SASi for cancellations and postponements For more Information call 704.739.5585, email southernartssociety@gmail. com or visit Southern Arts Society website http://

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Think about His Love We are a month into 2022, and the shroud of COVID and apa t h y seem to Dr. Jonathan M. remain. Bundon Worship Pastor H o w ever, we First Baptist Church have a choice. You and I have an option to live victorious lives or defeated lives. We have an opportunity to be renewed through

Christ or attempt life in our strength. We, my friends, you and I can be restored mind, body, and soul. February, often dubbed love month, is an excellent time to reflect on God’s love for us and faithfulness to us in the past, look at what God is doing around us now, and trust God for the future. Today, let us look back. God encouraged Moses and promised He would be with him, and said, “Be strong and

courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” We find this promise throughout the Bible. The promises of the past are true today. Right now, take five minutes and write down instances and situations in your history where God helped you overcome. Write out specific times God led you through, strengthened, and encouraged you. It may surprise you.

Now take some time to pray and thank God for his protection and provision. A famous chorus may help as you reflect on God’s love for us. Think about His love. Think about His goodness. Think about His grace that’s brought us through. For as high as the heavens above, so great is the measure of our Father’s love. Great is the measure of our Father’s love. I am sure you have

had struggles these past two years. To be sure, I certainly have had my share. There are times when I have felt alone, and it seems that this world is so messed up; why try to live a victorious life? I am quickly reminded and encouraged of two points, 1. This world is ultimately not our home. We are promised the hope of heaven and eternal life. 2 Corinthians 4:18 reminds us, “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is un-

seen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” 2. God promised that even though we will face hardships, he will be with us always. In John 16:33, Jesus encourages us, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” Today, take heart, my friends. Jesus loves you and will never leave you.

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

Oak Grove Baptist Church 1022 Oak Grove 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

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

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

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

Westover Baptist Church 114 Westover Drive

Resurrection Lutheran Church 600 Crescent Circle 704-739-5580

Advent Lutheran Church, NALC Member 230 Oak Grove Rd. 704-750-0171 Anew Beginning Baptist Church 415 Dixon School Rd. 704-473-1372 Ardent Life Church 420 Branch Street 704-739-7700

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Calvary Way Holiness Church 1017 Second Street Pastor Clifton Morgan Carson Memorial Baptist Church 262 Sparrow Springs Road 704-739-2247

The Favor Center Church 602 Slater Street

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

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1017 Bethlehem Road 704-739-7487 Boyce Memorial ARP Church Edgemont Drive 704-739-4917

Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church 618 Chestnut Ridge Road 704-739-4015 Christian Freedom Southern Baptist Church 246 Range Road 704-739-4152 Christ The King Catholic Church 714 Stone Street 704-487-7697 Concord United Methodist Church 2404 Tryon Courthouse Rd. Bessemer City, NC 704-629-3571 Cornerstone Church Of God 202 Margrace Road 704-739-3773 Cornerstone Independent Baptist 107 Range Road 704-737-0477w

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704-484-1047 Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 NLT

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

rience, Dominique Bess will inspire you to begin discovering and preserving your own family history. As of January 30, there were seven seats available. For more information, contact Terry Bivens at the library, or register online by visiting Mauney Memorial Library’s Facebook page. Registration is required.


Patrick Senior Center February events Revised February Patrick Senior Center events Due to continuing COVID restrictions, the senior center made revisions to their February 2022 calendar. Some activities and classes have been cancelled. Please review the calendar below for the most updated information. Tuesday, February 1: Knitting 8:30 a.m. -10:30 a.m., Veteran’s Meeting 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Sponsored by Senior TLC; Gardner-Webb Nursing StudentsWellness Talk 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.; Bible History 10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.; Re-Fit 11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.; Day By Day Support Group 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 2: Steps To Health – Take Control 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.; Basic Computer Class 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.; Blood Pressure Clinic sponsored by Kindred At Home 10:00 a.m. — 11:30 a.m.; Chair Yoga $ 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Thursday, February 3: Healthy Lifestyle Class 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.; Gentle Exercise 9:30 a.m. -10:15 a.m.; GERD & Acid Reflux Presentation 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.; Intermediate Line Dance 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.; Bingo 10:30 a.m. 11:15 a.m.; Leaving A Legacy 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.; Beginner Quilting Class 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Friday, February 4: Coffee & Conversation 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.; Friday Lunch $ 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; WII Bowling League 12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. Monday, February 7:Ceramics 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.; Facebook Chat 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.; Color Me Calm 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.; Basic Computer Class 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; Quilting 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.; Intermediate Line Dance 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 8: Knitting 8:30 a.m. -10:30 a.m., Gardner-Webb Nursing StudentsWellness Talk 10:00 a.m. -10:30 a.m.; Bible History 10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.; Re-Fit 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.; Game Day 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.; Black History Month Celebration 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 9: Steps To Health – Take Control 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.; Basic Computer Class 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.; Chair Yoga $ 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Thursday, February 10: Healthy Lifestyle Class 8:00

a.m. - 9:30 a.m.; Gentle Exercise 9:30 a.m. -10:15 a.m.; Intermediate Line Dance 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.; Bingo (Valentine’s Day) 10:00 a.m. -11:15 a.m.; Leaving A Legacy 11:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m.; Beginner Quilting Class 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.; Grocery Shopping 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.; Art With Tammy$ 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Friday, February 11: Coffee & Conversation 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.; Friday Lunch $ 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; WII Bowling League 12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. Monday, February 14: Ceramics 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.; Smartphone Clinic 10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.; Facebook Chat 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.; Color Me Calm 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m.; Valentines Day Party 10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.; Basic Computer Class 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; Quilting 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.; Intermediate Line Dance 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 15: Knitting 8:30 a.m. -10:30 a.m., Gardner-Webb Nursing StudentsWellness Talk 10:00 a.m. -10:30 a.m.; Bible History 10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.; RE-FIT 11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.; Demo Day With the Mauney Memorial Library 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; Volunteer Meeting 12:15 p.m. – 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 16: Steps To Health – Take Control 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.; Basic Computer Class 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.; Chair Yoga $ 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.; Food Giveaway Drive Thru 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Thursday, February 17: Healthy Lifestyle Class 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.; Gentle Exercise 9:30 a.m. -10:15 a.m.; Intermediate Line Dance 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.; Bingo 10:45 a.m. -11:15 a.m.; Leaving A Legacy 11:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m.; Beginner Quilting Class 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Friday, February 18: Coffee & Conversation 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.; Friday Lunch $ 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; WII Bowling League12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. Monday, February 21: Senior Center and Nutrition

Site Closed for President’s Day.Tuesday, February 22: Knitting 8:30 a.m. -10:30 a.m., Gardner-Webb Nursing StudentsWellness Talk 10:00 a.m. -10:30 a.m.; Monthly Birthday Celebration sponsored by Food Lion 10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.; Bible History 10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.; Re-Fit 11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.; Game Day 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.; Art with Claudia (Zoom) 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.; Art Night with Janie $ 5:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, February 23: Steps To Health – Take Control 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.; Basic Computer Class 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.; Chair Yoga 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.; Caregiver Support Group 1:00 p.m. -2:30 p.m. Thursday, February 24: Healthy Lifestyle Class 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.; Gentle Exercise 9:30 a.m. -10:15 a.m.; Intermediate Line Dancr 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.; Scout The Therapy Dog10:00 a.m. -10:30 a.m.; Bingo (Pajama Day) 10:00 a.m. -11:15 a.m.; Leaving A Legacy 11:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m.; Grocery Shopping 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.; Beginner Quilting Class1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Friday, February 25: Coffee & Conversation 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.; Friday Lunch $ 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; WII Bowling League 12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. Monday, February 28: Ceramics 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.; Facebook Chat10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.; Color Me Calm 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.; Basic Computer Class 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; Quilting 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.; Intermediate Line Dance 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Drop-In Activities: Exercise Room Billiards Room Indoor Walking Track Outdoor Walking Track Computer Lab Library. Individual Exercise Sessions with Gardner-Webb Exercise Science Students are available 8:30-9:30 in the Exercise Room, Monday thru Thursday. Please call the center to sign up for a time to receive tips on how to use the machines and get help with an exercise plan! Random Acts Of Kindness February 14—20 Check out the bulletin boards for ideas on how to make someone feel special! Kindness is contagious S.H.I.I.P. Counseling by appointment only.

(Ed. Note: The recipes in today’s Cooking Corner are from “Star Spangled Recipes,” a cookbook published by American Legion Auxiliary of North Carolina.

EASY BBQ CHICKEN Mildred Essick 1 chicken, cut up 1 cup Coca Cola 1 cup ketchup Salt and pepper to taste Combine ketchup, cola, salt and pepper. Pour over chicken. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 ½ hours. INSIDE OUT CHICKEN POT PIE Vickie Whitley 1 lb. boneless chicken breast, cubed 1 can creamy chicken mushroom soup 1 bag frozen mixed vegetables Brown chicken. Combine vegetables, chicken and soup. Pour into baking dish. Cook until chicken is done. Serve on biscuit. ONE POT SUPPER Frances Myers 4 pork chops ½ cup water ½ tsp. salt 3-4 carrots, sliced 1 can tomato soup

clude: • Recipes, water bottle, and spice jar for you to keep • Information to help you control sodium, fat, and added sugar • Eight engaging and interactive sessions are available virtually • Complete the sessions at your convenience online • Optional weekly webbased office hours with your county agent to ask

questions, brainstorm solutions, and get feedback The Patrick Senior Center is at 909 E. King St., Kings Mountain, NC Sessions are made available by NC Cooperative Extension Cleveland County Center and Patrick Senior Center. Registration is free of charge. For more information or to sign up, contact Karen Grigg, Program Coordinator, Patrick Senior Center. 704-734-0447.

PINTO BEAN CASSEROLE Martha Corriher 1 ½ lb. ground beef 1 med. onion 1 can tomato soup 1 box Jiffy cornbread mix 1 med. can pinto beans 2 tsp. chili powder 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce Brown ground beef with onion and drain well. Mix other ingredients together and add to beef and onions. Place into baking dish. Mix cornbread mix according to instructions on package. Pour over top of mixture. Bake at 350 degrees until cornbread is completely done. HONEY GLAZED HAM Cheryl Raper

6 lb. smoked ham 1/3 cup packed brown sugar 1/3 cup honey ¼ cup orange juice concentrate Score ham. Place fat side up on rack in shallow baking dish. Bake in 325-degree oven for about 2 ½ hours. Mix honey, brown sugar, and orange juice. Bake 30 minutes longer basting frequently with honey mixture. DELICIOUS COBBLER Sandra Dukeman Melt 1 stick of butter in 9x13 pan. Mix: 1 cup sugar, 1 cup self-rising flour, ¼ cup milk Pour over butter. DO NOT STIR Heat fruit while doing the above. If fresh fruit, add extra sugar. Pour fruit over butter. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until golden brown.

February Library News Activities are planned for Mauney Memorial Library during February for patrons and their families to get the most out of Kings Mountain’s library. • February 19-21st Closed for President’s Day Observance • Zoom Storytime with Miss Anne Follow along with stories and songs from the comfort of your home. Register: event calendar Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30-11:00 am Event URL will be sent via registration email. Ages: preschoolers • Library Storytime in Person Come to the library to enjoy a story and sing songs with Miss Anne, then take home a fun craft! Register by going to URL: https://www.facebook. com/mauneylibrary event calendar Fridays 10:30-11:00 am Mauney Library Community Room Ages: preschoolers • Drop-In Computer Lab for personalized help with any technology questions you may have. Thursdays Noon – 4 pm Carolina Room at Mauney Library

This project is made possible by funding from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) as administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (IMLS grant number LS250229-OLS-21). • Lego Club Free build and participate in group projects, snacks provided. Third Thursday of every month 3:30 – 4:30 pm Library Community Room Ages: 6-12 years old • Zoom Bedtime Storytime Join event by typing in URL: https://zoom. us/j/96659968320 Fourth Tuesday of every month 7:30 pm • Successful Seed Starting with Judy Ford

Learn how to grow delicious produce with expert Judy Ford. Take home free seeds to get your garden started. Registration Required Wednesday, February 23 10-12 pm Mauney Library Community Room Ages: Adults • A Company of Readers Book Club Meet with other book club lovers to discuss what you have been reading for the month. This is a unique group. There is not a designated read. Monday, February 28th 5:00 – 6:00 pm Mauney Library Community Room Ages: Adults Follow Mauney Memorial Library on Facebook and Instagram. The library is located at 100 S. Piedmont Avenue, Kings Mountain, NC 28086. For the latest in library news and events, visit www.

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HEARTS FOR HOSPICE Valentine’s Day numbers to know Day is one of the 1: The dollar amount, in now through February 28 mostValentine’s popular days of the year to billions, that Americans are exHospice Cleveland County is holding their annual “Hearts for Hospice” now through February 28. For a $1 or more donation, you can purchase a heart in honor or memory of a loved one or your favorite pet and display it in your home, office, church,anywhere you wish. Hearts can be purchased by the Hospice Administration building or online at Evenbrite. com. Online orders will be emailed a heart to print and display. Don’t forget to tag Hospice Cleveland County on Facebook with your hearts so they can share it. Packets are available for

businesses, groups or individuals to sell by calling 704-7513573. All donations are due no later than March 14. Proceeds support the general operations of Hospice Cleveland County. For more information contact 704-487-4677.

celebrate. Here’s a look at some interesting numbers associated with this day to celebrate the love people have for one another. 400: The year that Pope Gelasius declared February 14 a day to honor Saint Valentine. 62: The percentage of adults who say they celebrate the holiday. 1.7: The amount, in billions, that is spent on candy for Valentine’s Day, according to the National Retail Federation. 58: The number of pounds, in millions, of chocolate bought during Valentine’s Day week. 150: The number of cards and gifts, in millions, sent each year for the day of love.


pected to spend on Valentine’s Day cards. 61: Percentage of men who purchase flowers or plants for Valentine’s Day. 15: Average cost, in dollars, of a box of chocolates. 8.6: Amount of dollars, in millions, spent on sparkling wine for Valentine’s Day, making it the second most popular occasion, after New Year’s Eve, to enjoy some bubbly. 150: The average amount, in dollars, men spend on gifts. Women spend an average of $74 on gifts. 2: The ranking of red roses in comparison to other types of flowers gifted.

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Home Modification Tips for ‘Aging-in-Place’ Dear Savvy Senior, My wife and I would like to make some affordable changes to our home so we can remain living there for as long as possible. Can you recommend some good resources that can help us determine what all we need to consider? Getting Old Dear Getting, Many older adults, like you and your wife, want to stay living in their own home for as long as possible. But being able to do so will depend on how easy it is to maneuver your living space as you get older. Here are some helpful resources you can turn to, to get an idea of the different types of features and improvements that will make your house safer and more convenient as you grow older. Home Evaluation A good first step in making your home more age-friendly is to do an assessment. Go through your house, roomby-room, looking for problem areas like potential tripping or slipping hazards, as well as areas that are hard to access and difficult to maintain. To help with this, there are several organiza-

tions that have aging-in-place checklists that point out potential problems in each area of the home, along with modification and solutions. For example, Rebuild Together has a two-page “Safe at Home Checklist” that’s created in partnership with the Administration on Aging and the American Occupational Therapy Association. Go to and search for “Rebuilding Together Safe at Home Checklist.” You also need to get a copy of AARP’s “HomeFit Guide.” This excellent 36page guide has more than 100 aging-inplace tips and suggestions that can be made to an existing house or apartment or incorporated into designs for a new residence. It explains how a smartly designed or modified home can meet the varied and changing needs of its older residents. It also features easy-to-do, low-cost and no-cost fixes that lessen the risk of trip hazards and increase the safety of highuse areas like the bathroom, kitchen and stairway. In addition, they also offer videos and a

HomeFit AR app (available for iPhone and iPad) that can scan a room and suggest improvements to help turn your house into a “lifelong home,” free from safety and mobility risks. Visit to order or download a free copy of this guide, or to watch their videos. In-Home Assessments If you want some personalized help, you can get a professional in-home assessment with an occupational therapist. An occupational therapist, or OT, can evaluate the challenges and shortcomings of your home for aging in place, recommend design and modification solutions, and introduce you to products and services to help you make improvements. To find an OT in your area, check with your physician, health insurance provider or local hospital, or seek recommendations from family and friends. Many health insurance providers, including Medicare, will pay for a home assessment by an OT if prescribed by your doctor. However, they will not

cover the physical upgrades to the home. Another option is to contact a builder who’s a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS). CAPS are home remodelers and design-build professionals that are knowledgeable about aging in place home modifications and can suggest ways to modify or remodel your home that will fit your needs and budget. CAPS are generally paid by the hour or receive a flat fee per visit or project. To find a CAPS in your area visit the National Association of Home Builders website at where you can search by state and city. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book.

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Kings Mountain High senior basketball standout Saniya Wilson signs to continue her education and playing career at Catawba College. She is pictured with her high school coaches, head coach Nicholas Inman, left, and assistant coach Darrel Wilson, her father. Photo by Gary Smart

Kings Mountain High senior Kaylee Lavin signs to continue her softball career and education at Cleveland Community College. Looking on are her parents, Gina Lavin and Tommy Lavin. Photo by Gary Smart

Mountaineers sweep Forestview, at Shelby tonight Kings Mountain swept Forestview in Big South 3A Conference basketball action Friday night at Forestview. The first place Kings Mountain girls broke out to a 38-15 halftime lead and rolled to a 62-40 victory, and then the Mountaineers rolled 84-60 to keep a strong hold on second place in the conference. Zeke Cannedy continued his assault on the record books with a 38-point

performance that helped keep the Mountaineers on a strong hold of second place behind conference unbeaten Crest. Cannedy had a double-double with 11 rebounds, and also provided five assists for other KM scorers. Maddox James and Curtis Simpson continued to be two of the best in the BSC at their positions. James contributed 24 points and nine rebounds and Simpson had nine points and nine re-

bounds. Nine girls got into the scoring act in their big win over the Lady Jaguars. Forestview stayed in the game during the first quarter, trailing by just 17-13. But KM took command with a 21-2 scoring advantage in the second period to build their big halftime lead. Junior Khalia King led the KM offense with 22 points. She also pulled down seven rebounds. KM’s leading scorer,

senior Saniya Wilson, was held to eight points but she dished out nine assists and grabbed 12 rebounds. Alayna Patrick also had a good all-around game with seven points, four rebounds, five assists and six steals. Tyasya Bell scored six points and grabbed three rebounds, CoRey Simpson had eight points and nine rebounds, and Myracle Davis had four points. Austyn Dixon scored

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host Ashbrook on Tuesday and Hunter Huss in a boy’s only match at 6:30 on Wednesday before going to Crest for the final games of the regular season. Those games will be JV girls beginning at 4 p.m., followed by the JV boys, varsity girls and varsity boys. The Big South Conference tournament is slated to be held the week of February 14.

Football awards on February 10 The annual Kings Mountain High School football awards ceremony, originally scheduled for last Thursday, had to be postponed. The event has been rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. at B.N. Barnes Auditorium. Trophies and other awards will be presented to some of the many outstand-

ing student-athletes on the 2021 fall team that finished second in the Big South Conference and went three rounds in the state playoffs. The team that eliminated them from the playoffs, Greensboro Dudley, went on to win the state championship. Because of health concerns, food will not be served.

Kings Mountain’s Maggie Honeycutt (5) goes in for two in last week’s JV game with Crest at Donald L. Parker Gymnasium. Photos by Gary Smart


in big county game with rival Chargers Kings Mountain High’s women’s basketball team continued its roll through the Big South Conference but the Mountaineers dropped their first conference game to a very good Crest team Wednesday at Donald L. Parker Gymnasium. Lady Mountaineer coach Nicholas Inman got a good all-around performance from all of his ladies as they held off a big second half comeback by the Lady Chargers, 62-57. The KM ladies led 42-22 at halftime but the vis-

itors from Boiling Springs outscored them 17-9 in the third period and 18-11 in the final eight minutes to make it a close one. Senior standout Saniya Wilson again led the KM attack with 25 points, six rebounds and five assists. Khalia King had 15 points and three assists, and Tyasya Bell barely missed double figures with nine points. She also grabbed four rebounds. CoRey Simpson also had a good all-around game with eight points and five boards.

Myracle Davis added three points and five rebounds and Austyn Dixon two points and three rebounds. Surratt led Crest with 22 points and Davis had 13. Blackwell and Hamrick added eight apiece to help spark the Lady Chargers’ comeback attempt. The JV Lady Mountaineers suffered their first loss of the season, 22-15. They had gone into the match with a 4-0 record.




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Kings Mountain High’s varsity basketball teams swept North Gaston in Big South 3A Conference action last week in Dallas. The girls came out strong in the second half en route to a 49-32 win to keep them undefeated in the conference. The boys dominated from the get-go and rolled over the Wildcats 77-36. As has been the case in most games this year, the North Gaston defense couldn’t do a thing with KM senior Zeke Cannedy who stripped the nets for 31 points. Maddox James added 18. The North Gaston girls held the edge early, leading the Lady Mountaineers 10-8 after the first period before KM outscored them 12-8 in the second quarter to go up 20-18 at intermission. Led by senior standout Saniya Wilson, the Lady Mountaineers widened the gap to 35-23 going into the fourth period. Wilson finished with 20 points, six rebounds, five assists and three steals and Khalia King also hit double digits with 14 points. All of the KM ladies had good all-around games. Austyn Dixon scored four points and See WILDCATS, Page 2B

four points, Jacie Jarvis had two points and four rebounds, and Monica Head scored one point. All Kings Mountain teams will go to Shelby today for a non-conference slate before ending the BSC season with five tough outings. They travel to Stuart Cramer Friday, and Saturday the JV and varsity boys will host Foretview in makeup games beginning at 1 p.m. at Parker Gym. Next week, they will

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Jalen Moore (22) works on the Crest defense in last week’s JV game at the KMHS gym.

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Melia Myers (10) brings the ball up court for the JV Lady Mountaineers in last week’s game with Crest at Parker Gym.

Men’s tennis tryouts begin Feb. 14 at KMHS Kings Mountain High men’s tennis tryouts will be held Mon., Feb. 14 through Fri., Feb. 18 at 4 p.m. at the KMHS tennis complex. Each student athlete is required to have an updated physical form on file prior to participating in any practices. All participants are re-

quired to take tennis gear such as a racquet, tennis apparel and individual bottled water. The Mountaineers lost five seniors off last year’s team. Four players return including Adam Guy, Mark Petrilli, Tyler Smith and Manoah Allen.

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Brooklyn Whitlock (30) puts up a short jumper for the KM JV girls in last week’s game with Crest at Parker Gym. Photos by Gary Smart

Kamari Odems (23) leads the fast break for the KM JV girls in last week’s game with Crest at Parker Gym.

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COUNTY From Page 1B Maggie Honeycutt led the KM scoring with 10 points. Brooklyn Whitlock had three and Desirae Thombs two. The Mountaineers led at the end of each of the first three quarters but Crest took command late for an 85-82 victory that kept the Chargers unbeaten in the BSC while dropping the Mountaineers to 6-1 in the league. The game changed hands several times in the fourth quarter but the Chargers went to a zone defense late and it paid off. A.J. Adams came off the bench to lead the Chargers with 19 points, including 5-of-6 free throws to seal the win. Kings Mountain

added three points, five boards, two assists and two steals, Alayna Patrick two points, four rebounds, four assists and five steals, and Myracle Davis two points and three rebounds. led 62-50 in the third period before Adams and his teammates began their big comeback. The Chargers’ season leading scorer, Mari Adams, got into early foul trouble and was riding the pine when his younger brother and fellow teammates were pulling their big comeback. Three other Chargers were also in double figures with Kevin Kollock also scoring 19, Tylik Briscoe 14 and Amareio Goodlett 10. Kings Mountain’s Zeke Cannedy continued to put up big numbers, finishing with 48 points with 38 of them coming in the first three periods before the Chargers switched to their zone. Maddox James continued his great play of late with 15 points, and Curtis Simpson added 11.

Kings Mountain Middle School’s basketball team came back from a snow delay last week to go 3-0 in the Tri-County Conference with a 65-35 win over the East Lincoln Falcons. The Patriots got off to a quick 9-0 lead as Bradley Floyd and Caleb Nixon combined for 4 for 4 shooting in the first two minutes of the game. KM’s Tucker Robinette and Brayden Mull chipped in with 10 points to finish out the quarter with a 19-9 lead. The second quarter saw East Lincoln pull to within 19-13 before the Patriots went with an all-guard lineup and extended their lead to 40-21 at intermission. Robinette scored 12 points in the quarter. During the third period, KM once again came out in a man to man defense and was able to get three quick transition baskets to go up 46-21. Charlie Foster scored six of his eight points in the quarter. The fourth quarter saw Coryon Gaines, Aidan Smith, Christian Jarrett, Ty Howard and Christian Hill extend the Patriots’ lead to

37 points. Hoard and Hill combined for nine points to finish off the scoring. Robinette led the scoring with 20 points and also had 11 steals and four assists. Floyd had 10 points, seven rebounds and four assists, Caleb Nixon 12 points and three boards, Foster eight points and eight rebounds, six of which were offensive, Brayden Mull four points, five rebounds which included four on offense, Ty Howard four points, Christian Hill five points, Silas Tate two points, Christian Jarrett four rebounds and two blocks, Coryon Gaines one rebound, one steal and one assist. Josiah Guyton one steal and an assist, and Aiden Smith one rebound. “It was a great team win,” noted Coach Shane Cole. As a team the Patriots had a season-high 18 steals and a season high 40 rebounds which included a season high 20 offensive rebounds. The Patriots also dished out 11 assists, blocked four shots and had a season low of nine turnovers.

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Calling everyone 50 years old and up!

Gaston County Senior Games kick off Feb. 5 The annual Gaston County Senior Games will begin soon, and you are invited. The Gaston County Senior Center, in conjunction with the North Carolina Senior Games, will kick off the 2022 season on Saturday, February 5. The Gaston County Senior Games grant participants an outlet through arts and sports, promoting bodily, mental, and spiritual wellbeing. Moreover, the Gaston County Senior Games provides participants an enjoyable way to stay active. The Gaston County Senior Games began in 1985, providing citizens 50 years old and up the opportunity to compete in local and state competitions. SilverArts, known as “a celebration of the creative Spirit” hosts performing, visual, heritage, and literary arts competitions. Participants are encouraged to partake in these events, using their talents to create works of art in a variety of mediums. In addition to SilverArts, the Gaston County Senior Games hosts more than a dozen sporting

events, including: cornhole, tennis, basketball, and golf, to name a few. Local participants can qualify for the Senior Games State Finals, which are set to begin the first weekend of September in Raleigh. Please join us for the 2022 Gaston County Senior Games Kick Off and celebratory brunch. The Kick Off will be Saturday, February 5, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Gaston County Senior Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Highway in Dallas. Participants will receive their 2022 registration packets, as well as registration information, information about volunteer opportunities, and further updates. Want to learn more? Visit www.ncseniorgames. org for information about games, rules, and offerings, or contact the Gaston County Parks and Recreation Department at (704) 922-2160.

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

Kings Mountain High School Interact Club is selling YUDA bands to help an international student with expenses. Top seller, Kalin Brooks, pictured at the bottom right. (Photos provided)

KMHS Interact Club selling bands helping international student By Loretta Cozart Kings Mountain High School Interact Club is tackling an international project by selling bracelets to help a student from Guatemala with her education expenses. Lucy’s father died last year of COVID, and the family is struggling financially. Her story touched the hearts of the Interact members and they have worked hard selling YUDA bands

to their friends and family. These bracelets were hand made in developing countries and their sale also benefits the artisans who produce them. Club members are proud to be able to send the proceeds to help Lucy with her education. The club’s top seller was Kalin Brooks. Kings Mountain High School Interact Club is primarily a leadership and service -oriented club. It is an offshoot of the Kings

Mountain Rotary Club. The KMHS faculty club sponsor is Margot Plonk. The club volunteers at many City-sponsored events and is involved with several annual projects such as the Rotary Spaghetti Supper, Rotary Thanksgiving meal at the Patrick Senior Center, as well as many other community events like the Jingle Bell Run.

Kings Mountain High School Interact Club’s beneficiary, Lucy.

GWU scholarship participants increase by 20 percent An academically elite group of students will visit the Gardner-Webb University campus over four days to compete in the Ignite Excellence Scholarship program. About 120 students attended interviews on January 27 and 28, and 100 more will participate in interviews on February 3 and 4. “This is a 20 percent increase compared to accepted students who

attended last year’s scholarship days,” observed Julie C. Fleming, assistant vice president for Undergraduate Admissions. “They represent 13 states, and two students are from Germany.”

An academically elite group of students will visit the Gardner-Webb University campus over four days to compete in the Ignite Excellence Scholarship program. About 120 students attended interviews

on January 27 and 28, and 100 more will participate in interviews on February 3 and 4. “This is a 20 percent increase compared to accepted students who attended last year’s scholarship days,” observed Julie C. Fleming, assistant vice president for Undergraduate Admissions. “They represent 13 states, and two students are from Germany.”

DAR and America250 announce historic partnership to commemorate the nation’s birthday America250, the nationwide commemoration of America’s 250th anniversary in 2026 led by the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission, has signed a National Partnership agreement with the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). The Semiquincentennial, or 250th anniversary of the United States spans from 2020 to 2027. The agreement outlines initiatives developed by the DAR to honor Revolutionary War patriots, engage youth through contests and educational programming, and support efforts to better tell the story of underrepresented and diverse patriots who helped to win the American War of Independence. The largest patriotic women’s service organization in the nation, the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution has now become the first heritage society to formally partner with America250 and has been a leader in the national effort to coordinate the 250th commemoration. DAR Honorary President General Lynn Forney Young serves on the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission. “The Daughters of the American Revolution have committed their incredible

talent and resources to this effort since planning began for our 250th anniversary of independence,” said Daniel M. DiLella, Chairman, U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission. “This partnership is particularly meaningful given the longstanding commitment and dedication of Lynn Forney Young, a fellow Commissioner and Honorary President General of DAR who has championed both organizations’ missions to honor our history while inspiring the American spirit for generations to come.” “We are proud to partner with the Daughters of the American Revolution, its chapters and members in support of the largest 1776 commemoration in U.S. history,” America250 Foundation CEO & President Joe Daniels said. “DAR’s leadership and its members have been at the forefront of promoting historic preservation and education to honor the legacy of all patriots who fought for America’s inde-

pendence. They have been crucial partners since the earliest stages of planning for the 250th commemoration and this agreement now formally recognizes that long-standing relationship.” “DAR members around the world are actively engaged in their local communities honoring the men and women who achieved American Independence and inspiring the American spirit in others through meaningful activities and outreach to the public,” said Denise Doring VanBuren, DAR President General. “We are delighted to amplify those efforts through our official partnership with America250 and to support its initiatives to commemorate our Nation’s historic upcoming anniversary.” The DAR’s America 250! Committee has been planning, promoting, and sharing ideas related to the commemoration since 2017. Examples to date include: erection of America 250 Patriot Markers across the country to honor

those who supported the Revolutionary War; creation of the E Pluribus Unum Educational Initiative, focused on educational programming and research to better tell the story of underrepresented and diverse patriots who helped to win American Independence; and launch of a new Patriots of the American Revolution High School Essay Contest for 9-12th grade students focusing on individuals who figured in the events of the American Revolution. More information about the DAR’s many activities and promotions to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the nation may be found at America250. About America250: America250 is a multiyear effort to commemorate the semiquincentennial. The purpose of the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission, created by Congress, and the corresponding America250 Foundation, is to catalyze a more perfect union by designing and leading the most comprehensive and inclusive celebration in our country’s history. America250 represents a coalition of public and private partners all working to create initiatives and programs that honor our first 250 years and inspire Americans to imagine our next 250.

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Getting a COVID-19 test? Make sure the testing site is real This winter’s spike in COVID-19 cases has more people than ever looking

for tests. This has given rise to a new con: phony websites and suspicious

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

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

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK In the Matter of the Estate of: BOBBY FRANK MANER EXECUTOR NOTICE Having qualified on the 26th day of January, 2022 as Executor of the Estate of Bobby Frank Maner, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Executor on or before the 26th day of April, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment. This the 26th day of January, 2022 Robert S. Maner, Ex. PO Box 519 Kings Mountain, NC 28086 C. Andrew Neisler, Jr. CLONINGER & NEISLER P.O. Box 515 300 E. King Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086 KMH (1/26, 2/2,9,16/2022)

in-person testing sites used to collect personal and insurance information. How the scam works. Several websites appear after an online search for a COVID-19 testing site in your area, and a testing clinic affiliated with a local pharmacy, or a pop-up run by a local group is selected. In one version of this scam, you arrive at the testing site and are asked to complete a form with personal information, your driver’s license and medical insurance cards

are photographed. Then, a swab is done, and a promise is made that test results will arrive within a short time. Unfortunately, the test is a fake and the results never arrive. It was an excuse to get your information. In another version of this con, you complete an online appointment form with personal, insurance, and medical information. In some cases, a small fee is paid. But, on the day of the appointment, the pharmacy has no record of your

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 7th day of January, 2022 as Administratrix of the Estate of JASON TODD BELL, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Nicole Ferree Bell, Administratrix, on or before the 12th day of April, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 12th day of January, 2022. Nicole Ferree Bell, Administratrix Estate of: Jason Todd Bell 817 Dawn Drive Shelby, NC 28152 KMH (1/12, 19, 26, 2/2/2022)

Notice is hereby given that the Kings Mountain Board of Adjustment will hold a Public Meeting and Public Hearing on Tuesday, February 15th, 2022 at 5:30 pm in the City Council Chambers, located in the City Hall at 101 W. Gold St., Kings Mountain, NC. The Board will hear the following case: CASE NO. APP 22-1 Requested APPEAL of the decision of the Zoning Administrator in regard to Article 6, Section 6.16- Overlay Districts, (4) Kings Mountain Protection, Preservation and Enhancement District (KMPPED), 2. Design Guidelines: Materials and Detailing. The Petitioner, Mr. David Stone, is requesting to paint the west wall of a downtown building located at 138 West Mountain Street. The meeting will be open to the public for those wishing to attend. Social distancing and face masks required during Public Meetings and Public Hearings.

more resources for Canadians from BBB. • Watch out for lookalike websites. Scammers have become adept at creating websites that look just like websites belonging to well-known, trusted businesses. Before entering your personal information to an online form, make sure the website you are visiting is secure and there are no misspellings or unfamiliar names in the URL bar. • Be wary of unsolicited callers and messages. No legitimate company or health clinic will call, text, or email you without your permission. If you get an unsolicited message from someone, it is best not to give the caller or sender any personal details before confirming it is from a legitimate source. Read the fine print on any documentation you are asked to sign. Question where the personal information is being kept as well as if it is secure, what lab is processing the results, and read the agreement carefully before signing. If anything within the agreement does not seem right, leave, and find another testing facility.







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

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

This the 19th day of January, 2022.

This the 26th day of January, 2022.

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

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

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Having qualified as Executrix for the estate of:

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


reservation. Again, the phony form was a way of phishing for personal information. One victim reported to BBB Scam Tracker this experience at a phony testing site: “Not until I got home, did I realize I provided WAY too much personal information. They used a swab of saliva and said I would be notified by email within 24 hours. It has now been 2 weeks with no results, and they are still there doing covid tests.” How to avoid COVID19 testing scams • Understand the COVID-19 testing options in your area. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reminds consumers that no-cost COVID-19 tests are available to everyone in the U.S. at health centers and select pharmacies. If someone insists you pay for a test, especially if they claim it will cost you hundreds of dollars, it is a scam. • Only get tested at authorized testing sites or health centers. Visit your state, tribal, local, or territorial health department’s website to find an authorized testing site in your area. In Canada, get information about testing for your province and see

Dennis Alexander Gooch, Executor Estate Of: Retha Gooch, AKA Retha M. Gooch 541 April Drive Shelby, NC 28152 KMH (1/19, 26; 2/2, 9/2022)

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







Having qualified on 11th day of January, 2022 as Executrix of the Estate of MARILYN GLADYS DEAN RAMSEY, AKA MARILYN DEAN RAMSEY, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Amber Leigh Cox, Executrix, on or before the 19th day of April, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

Having qualified on 17th day of December, 2021 as Executor of the Estate of LINDA LOU MCSWAIN SWEEZY BLACK, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Jimmy Black, Executor, on or before the 19th day of April, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 5th day of January, 2022.

This the 19th day of January, 2022.

For further information please call the Planning and Zoning office at 704-734-4595.

Amber Leigh Cox, Executrix Estate of: Marilyn Gladys Dean Ramsey AKA Marilyn Dean Ramsey 2825 Louise Drive Shelby, NC 28150

Jimmy Black, Executor Estate of: Linda Lou McSwain Sweezy Black 506 Dennis Drive Shelby, NC 28150

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

CARE GIVER LOOKING TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR LOVED ONES. 20+ years. Excellent references. Bathe, light housekeeping/cooking, meds, errands. 704-974-5706

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.

HOUSEWARES LIQUIDATION SALE. Save 70 to 90% off original retail. Cleaners, kitchen, and storage. All new $1.99, Baby, & Wedding sections. ONE DAY ONLY, Saturday, February 5th, 9am5pm at SIDE DOOR next to MIGHTY DOLLAR Forest City. CASH ONLY!

COATS PERFORMANCE YARN. 501 York Road, Kings Mountain, NC. 8 & 12 hour shifts. Apply within. For more info, email kimberly.durden@ or call 980-291-5331. 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 WANTED SITTER MON.-FRI. FOR ELDER PERSON. Quiet setting, located Rutherford/ Polk County line area. Some housekeeping & errands required. Interested applicants please call Patty, 828-9805386 between 9am-7pm. JANITORIAL/HOUSEKEEPING. Full time and part time janitorial positions in Blacksburg. 1st, 2nd, & 3rd shift available. Pay starts at $14/hr. Must pass Drug Screen. Call 864-590-7675 for more information. (864) 590-7675 NOW HIRING Fulltime Pharmacy Technician Medical Arts Pharmacy, 108 East Grover Street, Shelby, NC Fulltime Dishwasher for The Hub Cafe inside Medical Arts Pharmacy (704) 487-8068

SCHOOL CHOICE OPEN HOUSE EVENT For Charity Christian School 113 Charity Church Rd, Lawndale, NC on January 29th at 4:00pm! Our school includes grades K5 through 12th with a low teacher-student ratio! Our goal is to keep monthly tuition cost low while offering a quality education in a Christian atmosphere. If accepted for enrollment some students may qualify for a full scholarship through the NC Opportunity Scholarship Program! We also offer dual enrollment classes with Cleveland Community College. Call our office number, visit our Facebook page, or Webpage for more information! (704) 419-4574

EXPERIENCED CARPENTERS. If you are looking for a company where you can turn a job into a career, then you need to come work for us! We provide on the job training, uniforms, tools, transportation to job sites, and a family style working environment. We have need for experienced Lead carpenters to perform work as part of a team in a fast paced, dynamic environment. Will be responsible for a full range of rough and finished skilled carpentry work. We are a licensed, certified restoration company, holding contractor licenses in both North and South Carolina. Qualifications: High School diploma or equivalent. Experience in tear out, framing, decking, siding, installing doors and windows, insulation, drywall, and trim. Must be able to wear all required personal protective equipment. Must have valid driver’s license (min. age 21 for insurance) and satisfactory driving record. Must pass background screening and drug testing. We offer competitive wage, health insurance, 401(k) match, and paid time off. 3 ways to apply. Visit our Website /about-us /american-restoration-now-hiring Email resume to: careers@ Apply in person to: American Restoration 930 Wendover Heights Drive Shelby, NC 28150 careers@

HOUSEWARES LIQUIDATION SALE. Save 70 to 90% off original retail. Cleaners, kitchen, and storage. All new $1.99, Baby, & Wedding sections. ONE DAY ONLY, Saturday, February 5th, 9am5pm at SIDE DOOR next to MIGHTY DOLLAR Forest City. CASH ONLY!

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 NEEDED: ONCE A MONTH HOUSEKEEPER. “Must be reliable & trustworthy”. Gastonia area. ALSO: Electric Chair for Sale. Call 980-745-5396 (Leave Voice Mail)

EMPLOYMENT FULL TIME MAINTENANCE MAN NEEDED. Maintain rental properties. Must have valid NC Drivers license. Pay depends on experience. (704) 473-4299



NEED A LABORER. Apply in person at Auto Parts U Pull & Scrap Metal of Shelby, 1025 County Home Road, Shelby, NC. Must have a valid driver license. (704) 472-4666 SANDY RUN BAPTIST CHURCH Is seeking a part time Secretary, 15-20 hours per week. Exp. with Power Church Program preferred but not required. Send resume to (704) 434-6771 SANDY RUN BAPTIST CHURCH Is seeking a part time Minister of Music. Please send resume to PO Box 297 Mooresboro, NC 28114 or (704) 434-6771

BUSINESS SERVICES HANDYMAN. All rental and residential services. No job too small. Call Wray at 704674-0494

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Voyages start at $11,913* Call one of our Polar Travel Advisors:

24 hours a day Monday to Friday, and Saturday until 4 pm. *Average voyage starting price. Starting price is subject to change. We reserve the right to change our products’ prices at any time without further notice.




WALLING’S PAINTING AND CONSTRUCTION. Give us a call because we do it all. Exterior/interior painting. Pressure washing, roof and drywall patching and general repairs. Free Estimates and References. Ask for Marshall or leave mess. (828) 201-5788 IT’S TIME TO TRIM CREPE MYRTLE TREES. Spreading Mulch or Gravel, minor chainsaw work and storm clean-up. I can do many of your outside chores with over 15 years experience all over Cleveland County and stretching to the Forest City area. Nice, honest, dependable, clean, drugfree, he’s an all around great guy and handyman, so call Rob today and see what I can help you with. 980-295-0750. CLEVELAND COUNTY GARAGE DOORS. Summer Tune-up Special, $59.95. We will check all your equipment lube, make sure it’s working correctly. We repair broken doors. Also offering new installations. 704-477-9119 or 704-472-9367.

TALL PINES CORPORATION Give us a call today for all your Grading, Excavation, Land Clearing, and Hauling needs! (704) 600-5438 tallpinesfarm19@


HOUSEWARES LIQUIDATION SALE. Save 70 to 90% off original retail. Cleaners, kitchen, and storage. All new $1.99, Baby, & Wedding sections. ONE DAY ONLY, Saturday, February 5th, 9am5pm at SIDE DOOR next to MIGHTY DOLLAR Forest City. CASH ONLY!

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


ITEMS FOR SALE. One Ladies Urn for sale, 1 Male Maltese for sale and 6 inch stove pipes. Call 704-538-3809. NEW UPWALKER Never Used, Don’t Wait! If interested, call 704-487-9344. GE BLACK STOVE FOR SALE. Like new. $350 obo. (704) 718-7975

Deadline: Friday at 12:00 Noon



FRAME SHOP EQUIPMENT. Morso Chopper, Seal Commercial 210, C&H Glass Cutter, Oval & Round Master, Jr. Cut Glass and Mats. Mat Cutter. Call (704) 827-3128

DUMP TRAILERS “WE GOT ‘EM”. 6’x10’, 6’x12’ and 7’x14’ (5 & 7 Ton) “All the Options on All! contact J. Johnson Sales, Inc., Forest City. (828) 245-5895

PRO-FORM TREADMILL $100. And a BOWFLEX Workout Bench $100. call (704) 692-1573 ENTERTAINMENT TV CABINET W/SHELVES. white, 72’’highX42’’wideX22’’deep. $100. 4 new golf cart tires w/ chrome rims. $300. New entertainment center. $100. 828748-7985. TRANSPORT CHAIR $95 Red transport chair 250lb limit, like new. Will deliver. Call Scooterman John (704) 951-4224 TWO CEMETERY PACKAGES at Eternal Hills, Rutherford County. Regular price $6,200. Will sell for $5,000. Plots, vaults, opening/closing. Text 828-289-2895. FIREWOOD FOR SALE. Long wheelbase load. Fully loaded. $70.00/load. Delivered. 864-492-4793 or 803627-9408. DEER CORN, 60 POUND BAG. $9. Callahan Farms. Cletus: 704-300-5341; Steve: 704-472-8865; Todd: 704692-1627 COUCH, 2 TABLES, 2 LAMPS $500. Grey Super Comfy Couch is less than a year old, two light colored wood end tables, two lamps. (828) 315-0935 HORSE QUALITY HAY. Square and round bales. Call (704) 487-6855 PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS with Scratch Pads! Press Room Printing. 704482-2243. (704) 538-5788 TRAILERS, LAWNMOWER TRAILERS, Flatbed Trailers, Enclosed Trailers, Horse and Cattle Trailers, Saddlery. Check our prices and quality before you buy. Bridges Riding Equipment. Boiling Springs, NC. (704) 473-0867

NC4EVER.COM BEST DOG TENNIS BALL is where you get the BEST Tennis Ball for your dog!

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 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 SHIPMAN’S MASONRY- 48 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Brick, Block & Stone, Outside Fireplaces, Foundations, Underpinnings. “Free Estimates”. 1st Quality Work! (863) 5321587 WORLDWIDE TRUCKING MOVING & GRADING Company. We offer grading and moving services. Anything from excavators to household items. We offer demo clearing, flooring contractors and also landscaping. Free estimates, insured. Will also deliver bulk to construction sites. 30 ft flatbed. (704) 297-5033

FIREWOOD FOR SALE. Seasoned Oak by truck load also bundles. Will deliver within 15 miles of Cherryville. (704) 435-3970 2 GOLF CARTS FOR SALE. 1 is Carolina blue with weather cover and 1 white. 2 seats and good batteries. $4000 each. 704-477-3500 FORD BEDLINER 6.5 FT. (Fits 2015-2020 Ford Pickup) Tonneau Hard Cover. $300 (Paid $600) “Like new!” Call (704) 300-7563 WILL BUY. I Want to Buy old 45 records and 78’s call 704782-0647 ITEMS FOR SALE. Whirlpool Fridge - $650, New Stainless Steel Electric Whirlpool Stove, $830, New stainless steel kitchen sink faucet-$45. 513331-6031

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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, 704-476-9383.

WANT TO BUY DANNY’S AUTOWERKS. Buying used or junk cars. Competitive prices. Call Danny 828-289-3081 or Jimmy 828-289-1175. I PAY CASH FOR DIABETIC TEST STRIPS. Up to $10 per 100ct. Must be Unused, Unexpired. I’m local and pay fast. (828) 577-4197 CASH FOR YOUR CAR running or not, title or no title. Call Charles Dellinger at Red Road Towing. 704692-6767, (704) 487-0228 WANT TO BUY. ATV’s, PopUp Campers and Small Travel Trailers. Call 828-429-3935. WANTED: OLD AND NEW AMMO. Reloading supplies. Call 828-245-6756 or cell # 828-289-1488. WANT TO BUY CARS, TRUCKS. Trailers, Tractors, Farm Equipment. Must have ID and proof of ownership. Callahan’s Towing. (704) 692-1006

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

8 GAME ROOSTERS $10 EACH. 7 Hens $5 each. 704477-5175, (704) 937-7448 HOUSEWARES LIQUIDATION SALE. Save 70 to 90% off original retail. Cleaners, kitchen, and storage. All new $1.99, Baby, & Wedding sections. ONE DAY ONLY, Saturday, February 5th, 9am5pm at SIDE DOOR next to MIGHTY DOLLAR Forest City. CASH ONLY! ALL METAL GARAGES. Big Discounts! Zero down. Call for more details. 828-382-0455. TRAILERS, EQUIPMENT, DECKOVERS, GOOSENECK DUMP. CAR HAULER, HIGH SIDE, ENCLOSED. Cash, Credit Cards, Financing, Rent to Own Options. J. Johnson Sales INC. Forest City, NC 828-245-5895.

GAME CHICKENS SALE. 980-552-9108.


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 I HAVE TOY POODLE PUPPIES. 6 weeks old, CKC, $1,500. (828) 289-8844

RENT TO OWN CARPORTS, BUILDINGS GARAGES. J. Johnson Sales Inc., Forest City, NC. Call 828-245-5895. CARPORTS, GARAGES, RV COVERS, BOAT TRACTOR COVERS IN STOCK. Areas largest on site display. Best Selection, Options. Quality you can getting one place! J. Johnson Sales, Inc. Forest City, NC. 828-245-5895. FLAG POLES & FLAGS. 15ft., 20ft., 25ft. “All American Made!” Delivery and installation is available. J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City, NC. Call 828-245-5895.

HARD SHELL TRUCK BED COVER. Undercover brand truck bed cover. Fits Ford Super Duty 6 3/4 ft bed. Ruby Red color. Good condition. Not on truck now. $500. Come get it! (704) 718-7230 preachermathis@

JAZZY ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR $350 2 yr old Jazzy power wheelchair. FDA Class II Medical Device. (828) 315-0935


HORSE HAY FOR SALE. Square bales $6, round bales $40. (704) 692-6325 PURE RAW LOCAL HONEY. $18 per quart, $10 per pint. Produced in Rutherford County. Call or text Jackson Corbin, 828-980-1823.

LAWN MOWER TRAILERS. 4 WHEELER TRAILERS, SMALL & LARGE TRAILERS. “We Got’Em” 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. STORAGE BUILDINGS. “We Buy, Sell, Trade” J. Johnson Sales INC. Forest City, NC 828-245-5895.

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Cowpens celebrated anniversary Jan 15 Southern campaign played a significant role in American Revolution By Loretta Cozart Each year, the National Park Service commemorates various battles in the Eastern United States that led to our independence from Great Britain. On Jan. 15, Cowpens commemorated its role in the American Revolution. Historically, it was the only successful double envelopment in the American Revolution. Rangers were on-site to speak with visitors of this 241st anniversary of the battle and they posted on Facebook virtual events to educate those interested in Revolutionary War History in the Southern Campaign. In Kings Mountain, we remember the Battle of Kings Mountain on October 7. Cowpens is just 40-minute ride south on 1-85 and well worth the ride. Both Kings Mountain and Cowpens are sister parks included in the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution Parks Group, along with Ninety-Six National Historic Site, and Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail. Like Kings Mountain, Cowpens claims to be the turning point of the American Revolutionary War, as do other Revolutionary War battlefields. One distinction makes Kings Mountain unique among

them. On Nov. 10, 1822, Thomas Jefferson wrote a letter to Col. John Campbell, Esq. lauding Col. William Campbell’s conduct during the Battle of Kings Mountain. This letter was 41-years after the American Revolution had ended, giving Jefferson time to reflect upon the battle’s significance. He wrote, “I remember well the deep and grateful impression made on the minds of everyone by that memorable victory. It was the joyful annunciation of that turn of the tide of success which terminated the Revolutionary War, with the seal of our independence.” It is hard to argue with the third president of the United States and the man who penned the Declaration of Independence. Bragging rights aside, we should all support events commemorate the Southern Campaign, as many people do not know its significance in American history. History from your own backyard is worth learning. Significant battles within a day’s drive of Kings Mountain include: • Savannah: On 29 December 1778, the British occupied the most important city in Georgia. • Charleston: From 2 April to 12 May 1780, British Army and Navy besieged Charleston forcing it to surrender. • Buford’s Defeat: On 29 May 1780, Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton’s British Legion killed 153

Cowpens Battlefield in late Fall and early Winter. Photo NPS Virginia Continental soldiers about nine miles east of present-day Lancaster, SC. • Ramsour’s Mill: On 20 June 1780, militiamen from the Charlotte region defeated Loyalist militiamen in present-day Lincolnton, NC. • Huck’s Defeat: On 12 July 1780, South Carolina militiamen from present-day York County defeated Major Christian Huck cavalrymen at present-day Brattonsville. • Hanging Rock: On 6 August 1780, Colonel Thomas Sumter with many

Mecklenburg militia under Colonel Robert Irwin defeated a major British outpost south of present-day Heath Springs in Lancaster County. • Camden (aka Gates’ Defeat): on 16 August 1780, Lord Cornwallis defeated a large American Army. • Charlotte: On 26 September 1780, Lord Cornwallis’s army encountered by Colonel William R. Davie’s mounted soldiers at the courthouse. • Kings Mountain: On 7 October 1780, Overmountain Men and many North

Carolinians and South Carolinians defeated a force of about 1,100 Loyalists. • Cowpens: On 17 January 1781, Brigadier General Daniel Morgan defeated British Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton and capture about seven hundred British soldiers. • Guilford Courthouse: On 15 March 1781, Major General Nathanael Greene’s American army greatly weakened Lord Cornwallis ‘s army in a battle Cornwallis had to win. Yorktown fell in October 1781, just one year and twelve days after the Battle

of Kings Mountain. South Carolina alone had more than two hundred battles in its colony during the American Revolution. North Carolina had many significant battles, also. According to the National Park Service, “Daring militia leaders played a crucial role in the War for Independence, but they were part of a much larger and oft-neglected drama-a bloody civil war often pitting neighbor against neighbor -- evident in the South, especially in the Carolina backcountry.”

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Estate of long-time supporter donates $100,000 to WGSE $100,000 – the largest donation in WSGE’s 41-year history – follows nearly $70,000 in support over the years. Cathis Hall, WSGE’s Station Manager since 2006, is extremely honored and grateful for McBurney’s generosity. “Throughout my years of knowing Mr. McBurney, I found him to be a warm and giving person who truly desired to see the station prosper,” she said. “He never wanted on-air recognition— he was a man who gave from his heart. With the financial blessings he has bestowed on us, I believe he was WSGE’s angel.” When presenting the do-

nation to WSGE on October 30, John and Tracy Stiff, close friends of McBurney and executors of his estate, said, “Bob loved the station so much, and he was a big fan of [WSGE deejays] Kyle Beam, Johnny B., and Junior Norfleet for years. He was a very generous man who left most of his estate to charity.” “I am grateful for the legacy of giving by Mr. McBurney to the Gaston College Foundation,” said Luke Upchurch, the Foundation’s Executive Director. “His generosity and dedication to WSGE through his estate gift, along with the contributions from WSGE’s community of supporters, will ensure the financial stability of the station for years to come.”


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