KM Herald 2-8-23

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Sellers receives Order of the Long Leaf Pine

During special presentation by city council on January 31, retired City Manager Marilyn Sellers was bestowed the Order of the Long Leaf Pine by Mayor Neisler, on behalf of Governor Cooper. Special Events Director Christy Conner suggested the nomination, and City Clerk Karen Tucker and Mayor Neisler submitted the nomination.

One of the most prestigious awards conferred by the Governor of North Carolina is The Order of the Long Leaf Pine. It is awarded to persons for exemplary service to the State of North Carolina and their communities that is above

China’s balloon passes over Kings Mountain area

At approximately 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, February 4, a balloon launched by China passed over the Kings Mountain area. In a photo shared by Sarah Mauney Rhea, the balloon can be seen above the KM Post office as a distant speck in the sky.

A statement from Secretary of Defense (DOD) Lloyd J. Austin III on Saturday afternoon announced the balloon had been shot down off the South Carolina coast.

The statement read, “… at the direction of President Biden, U.S. fighter aircraft assigned to U.S. Northern Command successfully brought down the high altitude surveillance balloon launched by and belonging to the People's Republic of China (PRC) over the water off the coast of South Carolina in U.S. airspace. The balloon, which was being used

and beyond the call of duty and which has made a significant impact and strengthened North Carolina.

Among the honors and awards the Governor of North Carolina can bestow, none is more valued than The Order of the Long Leaf Pine. Since its creation in 1963, it has been presented to honor persons who have a proven record of service to the State of North Carolina or some other special achievement, and to others as a gesture of friendship and good will. Upon being named to The Order of the Long Leaf Pine, the honoree receives a certificate by which the Governor confers

See SELLERS, Page 5A

KM City Council adds work session to regular meeting schedule

The City Council for the City of Kings Mountain adopted an amended regular meeting schedule on January 31, to include a Regular Work Session held on the second Thursday of each month starting at 6:00 p.m. in addition to the Regular Council Meeting held on the last Tuesday of each month starting at 6:00 p.m.

Regular Work Sessions and Council meetings are held in Council Chambers at City Hall, 101 West Gold Street, Kings Mountain, NC.

The amended schedule for 2023 is as follows:

• Tuesday, January 31

• Thursday, February 9

Tuesday, February 28

• Thursday, March 9

Tuesday, March 28

• Thursday, April 13

Tuesday, April 25

• Thursday, May 11

Tuesday, May 30

• Thursday, June 8 Tuesday, June 27

• Thursday, July 13

Tuesday, July 25

• Thursday, August 10

Tuesday, August 29

• Thursday, September 14

• Tuesday, September 26

• Thursday, October 12

• Tuesday, October 31

• Thursday, November 9

• Tuesday, November 28

• Tuesday, December 12

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by the PRC in an attempt to surveil strategic sites in the continental United States, was brought down above U.S. territorial waters.”

“On Wednesday, President Biden gave his authorization to take down the surveillance balloon as soon as the mission could be accomplished without undue

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Saturday morning, the balloon from China could be seen

Two KM ministers recognized by city

ministers in Kings Mountain, have been recognized by proclamation awarded at city council for their service to the community.

Nakisha Wenzel re-

ily YMCA, chairman of the board of Least of These Carolinas (an organization that bridges the gap in foster care), owner of Big Red’s Café in Kings Mountain and Shelby,

council member of International Foursquare Church, and a wife and mother. She has been an agent for change and has given her time, talents, and money for the benefit of others.

Minister Diane Wilson was also recognized for her work in the faith community

by Mayor Neisler. Diane faced her own life challenges and came out victorious after a 20-year addiction. She went back into the community to help others overcome the challenges of addiction through Faith, Hope, and Love Ministry at Ebenezer Church

Urban Drive dwelling condemned

City council voted unanimously to demolish the dwelling at 105 Urban Drive in Kings Mountain during their January 31 meeting. Codes Enforcement Director requested city council issue an ordinance to demolish. There had been discussion with the owner to clean up the property, but no action was taken. The property was declared unfit for human habitation.

The Director of Building Codes was directed

to demolish the structure located on the premises within ninety (90) days of this date, pursuant to state statues The costs of demolition, lot cleaning, grass abatement, postage, and a twenty-five ($25.00) dollar administration fee shall be charged against the owners, if not paid within thirty (30) days of billing.

If the fees go unpaid, a lien against the real property upon which the cost was incurred shall be recorded in the Office of See URBAN, Page 5A

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Cobb Lahti. Retired City Manager Marilyn Sellers accepts Order of the Long Leaf Pine from Mayor Neisler. Photo by Christy Conner Mayor Scott Neisler and Diane WilsonNakisha Wenzel and Mayor Scott Neisler. (photos provided) This dwelling at 105 Urban Drive was condemned as uninhabitable by city council at their January meeting. Photo by City of Kings Mountain

Philip Andy Berry

KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – Philip Andy Berry, 51, of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away on February 1, 2023 at Atrium Main Charlotte in Charlotte, NC.

He was born in Cleveland County, NC, son of the late William Thomas and Annie Mae Childers Berry and was preceded in death by an infant sister, Lou Ann Berry.

Andy served honorably in the North Carolina National Guard. He also served his community as a police officer and Canine Handler with Kings Mountain Police Department. After leaving law enforcement, Andy began a career in plumbing. He was currently serving as the plumbing manager with Wind River Environmental / Stanley Environmental.

Andy was a member of Sons of Confederate Veterans.

In his spare time, Andy enjoyed hobby farming, raising pigs, and bee keeping. He loved cooking and spending time with his family. Andy especially loved spending quality time with his grandchildren. He was a dedicated husband, father, and grandfather who was a constant advocate for his children. His loyalty, dedication, guidance, and love will live on in the memory of everyone who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his wife of 13 years: Angela Michelle Berry, of the home; children: William Berry (Ashley), Christopher Speicher (Laura), Michael Speicher (Jocelyn McKie), Joshua Speicher (Morgan), Taylor Berry, and Anthony Berry, all of Kings Mountain, NC; grandchildren: Abigail Speicher, Raelynn Speicher, Jackson Speicher, and Oliver Berry; siblings: Tommy Berry (Beverly), Charlie Berry (Debbie), and Brenda Cogdell (Johnny), all of Kings Mountain, NC and special friend: Ashley “Two” McDaniel, Daytona Beach, FL.

Funeral service was held on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 3:00 PM in the Ollie Harris Memorial Chapel.

Visitation was held on Saturday, February 4, 2023 from 1:00 PM to 2:50PM prior to the service in the parlor of Harris Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Andy’s memory may be made to Angela in order to assist with medical costs at 128 Wells Road, Kings Mountain, NC 28086.

Guest register is available at: www.harrisfunerals.com.

Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services Kings Mountain, NC is in charge of arrangements.

Morris Eugene “Gene” Hamrick

KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – Morris Eugene “Gene” Hamrick, 57, of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away on February 4, 2023 at Hospice of Cleveland County in Shelby, NC.

Born in Cleveland, NC, He was Son of the late Samuel Hamrick and Corrine Williams.

Mr. Hamrick retired from the United States Army as a SPC. He served during Desert Storm and also served in Korea, Japan, Honduras and Germany. He was a skilled gunner and mechanic. He also was formerly employed with PPG, Shelby, NC. He dedicated his life in service to his country, community and family.

He is survived by his brother: Joseph Hamrick, Kings Mtn. NC; dog companion: Buster and numerous other loved ones, family and friends.

A graveside service with military honors will be held at Mountain Rest Cemetery, Veterans Memorial Section, Wednesday, February 8, 2023 at 3:00 P.M.

Visitation will be held immediately following the service in Mountain Rest Cemetery.

Interment will be held in Mountain Rest Cemetery, Veterans Memorial Section, Kings Mountain, North Carolina

Memorials may be made to: Hospice of Cleveland Co, 951 Wendover Heights Drive Shelby, NC 28150

Guest register is available at: www.harrisfunerals.com.

Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services , Kings Mountain, NC is in charge of arrangements.

Do you recognize this truck

On Wednesday, January 25, around 5 a.m., Kings Mountain Police responded to several vehicle break and entering incidents at the Comfort Inn.

Video surveillance captured a Dodge Dakota (1996-2004 model) shown in the picture as the suspect vehicle. The vehicle is multicolored and has a black hood, orange cab, and red truck bed. KMPD is requesting the community's assistance.

If anyone recognizes this vehicle or has any information to provide, please contact the Kings Mountain Police Department at (704734-0444)

■ POLICE

ARRESTS

JAN. 27: Rae’Quan Devonta Allen, 25, 417 Mountain Springs Court 103, assault emergency person, $1,000 secured bond.

JAN. 27: Paramdeep Singh Gill, 24, Noblesville, IN, reckless driving, $2,000 secured bond.

JAN. 30: Jose Hilario Diaz, 36, Charlotte, reckless driving, $7, 500 secured bond.

JAN. 31: Hykeem Sean Hopper, 31, Lexington, failure to appear, misdemeanor larceny, $500 secured bond.

INCIDENTS

JAN. 26: Walmart, 1011 Shelby Road, reported someone used a counterfeit bill to obtain cash.

JAN. 27: Circle K, 225 Cleveland Avenue, reported damage to assorted packages of cigarettes.

WRECKS

JAN. 26: Officer Cooke said Haley Adams, 212 Scism Road, operating a 2017 Jeep, and Joanne Smart, 1417 Ike Brooks Drive, operating a 2021 Volk, were exiting the

parking lot of Food Lion on East King Street. Both drivers said their vision was obstructed by parked vehicles in the parking lot. Adams struck the Volk making a right turn to exit the parking lot. Property damage was estimated at $2,000.

JAN. 27: Officer McKinney said Shila Deongia Robbs, 211 Chadwick Drive, operating a 2009 Kia, struck a deer on Margrace Road, Property damage was estimated at $1,400.

JAN. 30: Officer Hoyle said Kenia Dejaneque Stewart, Concord, operating a 2005 Ford, and Threcie Moore Brown, 849 Mountain Crest Drive, operating a 2017 Nissan, were traveling on NC 161 North. Stewart attempted to merge into the left northbound lane and collided with the Nissan. Property damage was estimated at $1,750.

JAN. 30: Officer Earls charged Jose Hilario Diaz, Charlotte, with reckless driving to endanger, after he left the 2020 Toyota, he was driving on N. Roxford Road in gear and the vehicle crashed into the house at 102 N. Roxford Road

CCSO uses Facebook to catch suspected thief

Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office Investigators were tasked with investigating a recent break in at a local convenience store and an attempted break-in at another retail store.

The suspect wore a hat, mask, hooded sweatshirt, and gloves. After gathering information about the suspect, investigators took to Facebook to compare their suspect to the suspect in the security video. Bingo, the two matched. Austin Dalrymple was wearing almost the exact outfit in a recent Facebook picture as he was when he broke into the convenience store.

GCPD seeks assistance in vehicle break-ins

On Friday, January 27, two vehicles were broken into at Bessemer City High School on Yellow Jacket Lane in Bessemer City. Omar Hardin, pictured, is wanted for questioning regarding these two crimes. The last known address for Mr. Hardin is 1147 Green Circle Drive, Gastonia.

If you know the whereabouts of Mr. Hardin, please contact Officer J. Thompson with the Gaston County Police Department at 704-866-3320 or Crime Stoppers of Gaston County at 704-861-8000. If you see Mr. Hardin, please call 704-866-3300. Please do not approach Mr. Hardin.

After a search warrant at his current residence, almost all the stolen property was located and the hat, mask, sweatshirt, and gloves were seized as evidence. “Great work by all deputies and investigators involved,” Sheriff Alan Norman said.

doing estimated $15,000 damage. The vehicle broke through the exterior wall breaking three windows and damaging both the exterior and the interior of the residence. Earls said Diaz had exited the Toyota, leaving it in gear, to go to a neighboring residence for help. The vehicle continued from the driveway into the residence. Estimated damage to the Toyota is $2,000.

CITATIONS

JAN. 25: Dustin Cook, 30, 825 Floyd Street, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

JAN. 25: Christopher Dean Bridges, 52, Charlotte, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, expired tag, no registration, no insurance, no electronic inspection, revoked license

JAN. 26: James Blair Lackey, 32, 541 St. Luke Church Road, speeding in school zone.

JAN. 27 Araceli Caballero Valencia,32, Shelby, no operator’s license, child seat belt violation.

JAN. 27: Gregory Dean Wilson, 40, Mount Holly, revoked license, fictitious tag.

JAN. 28: Quitman Jonte Glenn, 29, Shelby, revoked license, lamp violation.

JAN. 28: Kechaela Desnique Timpson, 26, 612 Charles Street, revoked license.

JAN. 30: Keniah Dejaneque Stewart, 27, Concord, no vehicle registration, fictitious tag, no insurance.

JAN. 30: Felicia Shanta Johnson, 30, Charlotte, revoked license, no vehicle registration.

JAN. 31: Keltin Imari Asanstile, 21, Gastonia, revoked license.

JAN. 31: Randy Lee Wilson, 61, Charlotte, expired tag.

JAN. 31: Nathaniel Bernard Manning, 58, Lincolnton, no operator’s license, no vehicle registration, no new certificate of title.

FEB. 1: Torrence Fowler, 46, 120 Haven Drive, expired tag.

FEB. 1: Travis Howell, 31, Shelby, speeding.

GCPD needs help in financial fraud case

The female pictured here is a suspect in a financial fraud case. An order was placed online through a website to be delivered as an in-store pick up at the North Gaston Gun Shop located off Dallas High Shoals Highway in Dallas, N.C.

Austin Bryan Dalrymple, 21, was arrested in Cherryville on January 25, and charged with the following felonies: breaking & entering, larceny after break/enter, possession stolen goods), attempted break or enter building, Extortion, and warrant service for another agency. Total bond amount is $30,000. His next court date is February 16.

Police continue to investigate smash and grab at Kohl’s

Detectives from the Gastonia Police Department (GPD) continue to investigate the January 17 armed robbery of approximately $80,000 worth of jewelry from a Kohl’s store. During the robbery, the suspect pepper-sprayed an employee. Today, investigators are releasing surveillance video of the male suspect and are asking for the public’s help in identifying him.

At about 5:00 p.m. on January 17, GPD officers

The male who ordered the rifle scope called the gun shop saying his wife would be picking up the order for him. A white female picked up the order, a Trijicon TA31F ACOG rifle scope valued at $1,367, on January 20, 2023. After the female picked up the order, it was discovered the purchase had been placed with a stolen credit card number. The victim’s credit card has been used to make several purchases at other gun shops in the region recently.

The female suspect that picked up the order in this case is a white female, short and slim build with shoulder length dark hair. She arrived in a what is believed to be a black Ford sedan.

responded to the Kohl’s located at 3658 E. Franklin Boulevard for the report of an armed robbery that just occurred inside the store.

The investigation determined that the suspect entered the store, approached the jewelry counter, and used a hammer to break the glass of a display case containing several wedding rings and accessories. The suspect then

If you recognize this female or her vehicle, please contact Officer K. Arrowood with the Gaston County Police Department at 704-8663320 or Crime Stoppers of Gaston County at 704-8611000.

pepper-sprayed a female employee who approached him. The suspect stole jewelry valued at $80,000 and fled the store.

Anyone with information about this suspect or this armed robbery is asked to call Crime Stoppers of Gaston County at 704-861-8000. You may be eligible for a cash reward and callers may remain anonymous.

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■ OBITUARIES
Police are asking for help in locating this Dodge Dakota (1996-2004 model). Photo provided
AUSTIN DALRYMPLE OMAR HARDIN
GCPD is needs the public’s help identifying this suspect for using a stolen credit card.
GCPD
Photo by
Smash and grab suspect

Senior Center celebrates Black History Month

KMPD promotions, new officers

On February 3, at 10:00 am, Kings Mountain Police Department held a promotional and swearing in ceremony. In all, four officers were promoted to the rank of Corporal, one to the rank of Sergeant, and three were sworn in as new hire employees.

Chamber Lunch & Learn Feb. 21

Cleveland County Chamber of Commerce holds their next Lunch & Learn program on Tuesday, February 21 at the chamber offices from 12:00 p.m. until 1:15 p.m. Presenting will be Lawrence Brinson

Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Gardner-Webb University. Visit the chamber’s website to RSVP. This is a free event for members, $7 for non-members.

KMPD asks the community to congratulate everyone who achieved their individual goals and pray for safety, wisdom, knowledge, and courage as some start and others continue their journey with KMPD.

The following were promoted to the rank indicated:

• Sergeant Josh Bryant

• Corporal Breanna Joel

• Corporal Thomas Cutler

• Corporal Jonathan Price •

NC Supreme Court to rehear voter rights cases

On February 3, the North Carolina Supreme Court agreed to rehear two cases involving voter rights regarding “Whether congressional and legislative maps utilized for the 2022 election, which were drawn at the direction of this Court, are effective for future elections.”

Last November, Republican candidates won election to the supreme court, changing it from a 4 -3 Democratic majority to a 5 – 2 GOP majority.

In addition to the issue of legislative maps, the Court will also determine the constitutionality of

Voter ID laws and what impact, if any, those provisions of the North Carolina Constitution have on the Court’s analysis.

The two Democratic judges, Anita Earls and Michael Morgan objected to the court’s decision to rehear the case. Justice Anita Earls wrote: “Not only does today’s display of raw partisanship call into question the impartiality of the courts, but it erodes the notion that the judicial branch has the institutional capacity to be a principled check on legislation that violates constitutional and human rights.”

NC House Speaker Tim Moore said, “The peo-

ple of North Carolina sent a message election day. They clearly rejected the judicial activism of the outgoing majority. I am committed to fighting for the rule of law and will of the voters. It’s time for voter ID to be law, as the people of North Carolina have demanded.” Legislative defendants shall file supplemental briefs with North Carolina Supreme Court on or before February 17, and all plaintiffs and shall file supplemental briefs with the Court on or before March 3. The Court will hear the case on March 14.

Davidson Association bringing community resources to life

Members of The Davidson Association continue their work to establish a Community Resource Center in what was once Davidson Elementary School at 500 W. Parker Street in Kings Mountain. In keeping with the original intent of the school, their vision is to have the school facility become a center of hope and empowerment through education and training, as a model of self-determination.

The Davidson Alumni Association was formed out of a Davidson School Reunion celebration held in 1979, under the leadership of Karl Lee Jenkins, to preserve the heritage and school spirit of all Da-

vidson meant to its former graduates and community and continue the school’s rich history of educating students.

The Alumni Association worked to see the Davidson Elementary School Building, built in the early 1950’s, designated a historical landmark by the state of North Carolina on May 18, 2016, and once again find its place in serving the community. Their goal is to preserve the heritage of Davidson School and implement sustainable programs for the community and surrounding counties.

The Davidson Elementary School Building was purchased by the Davidson Alumni Association from private donations in July 2019. To achieve this goal, the Alumni Association established the Davidson Alumni Resource Center Incorporated as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and it was registered with the state of North Carolina.

The non-profit was created to develop Davidson Elementary School as a “One Stop Shop” Resource Center to empower, engage, and impact families, individuals, the community and surrounding areas. As the Alumni Association grew, the vision began to expand to include quality

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Corporal Breanna Joel and seven others were promoted and sworn in. (Photo by KMPD)

OPINION

Pieces of Kings Mountain History

I grew up on the north side of town, near Pauline Store. We often took a route home from the south side of town down Watterson Street to avoid traffic congestion on King Street. In those days, traffic through town could get congested since there was no bypass. I remember riding by Davidson High School and marveling at the size of it.

After integration, the school was razed, and I didn’t think much about it again until I learned about Rosenwald Schools about 20-years ago. I wondered if Kings Mountain had any Rosenwald Schools and I learned that Kings Mountain had three: Compact School, Kings Mountain Graded School, and Lincoln Academy. None of the schools survive today, but records help us understand what these schools were like.

Mt. Zion Baptist Church and The Davidson Association have kept records of Kings Mountain School, later renamed Davidson High School after Rev. R.J. Davidson.

During Black History Month, it is important to share the story of this school and the community who built it. Here is the story they share:

“Beginning around 1888, African American youth residing in Kings Mountain attended classes in the Bynum A.M.E. Zion Church led by one teacher. This endeavor, organized by Reverend A.L. Martin and church elders, was the town’s primary African American educational instruction until the 1920s. At that time, the school system solicited public dona-

tions and subsidies from the Rosenwald Fund to construct a new graded school. In 1926, contractors completed Kings Mountain School, a onestory, gable-roofed, brick, H-plan, five-classroom building for $10,500. The local African American and white communities contributed $500 each, the Rosenwald Fund $1,300, and the school system paid the remaining $8,200.82.

Reverend J.W. Roberts served as principal, assisted by his wife, Ida, who also taught in the school.”

“R.J. Davidson next assumed leadership, and in 1934, on the recommendation of the Parent Teacher Association, the school system renamed the campus in his honor. During the 1934-1935 term, Davidson’s faculty consisted of two high school educators and seven elementary school instructors. High school enrollment comprised of eighty-one students, twelve of whom graduated. The faculty distribution remained the same in June 1941, when one male and six female teachers oversaw the elementary. Davidson and two male faculty members instructed seventy-one high school pupils, nine of whom successfully completed the course of study.”

“High school students occupied four of eleven classrooms, participated in extracurricular activities including athletics and drama, glee, and literary clubs, and published a newspaper called The Guidepost.”

“During the 1949-1950 academic term, Davidson School enrolled 164 first through eighth grade African American pupils taught by principal John

Albert Gibson and five female teachers. Daily attendance averaged 146 students. Extracurricular activities included athletics, drama, and hobby clubs. High school attendance was around 70 students under the tutelage of two female teachers and one male teacher. Facility improvements included front sidewalk installation and associated landscaping.”

“In 1954, contractors finished a one-story, flat-roofed, Modernist, six-classroom, elementary school building designed by architect James L. Beam. In 1959-1960, Gibson and three instructors taught 77 high school students, sixteen of whom graduated.”

“In 1961, Kings Mountain School District’s consolidation of rural and urban schools resulted in Davidson High School students being bused to Compact School. First through eighth grades remained at Davidson School, which operated until 1968. That year, Kings Mountain School District demolished the 1926 Rosenwald School. The 1954 elementary school functioned briefly as a campus for students with special needs before being renovated to serve as the district’s administrative offices from 1969.”

When Davidson High School was demolished, a source of pride and history in the black community was lost. However, Davidson Elementary School survived and is now owned by The Davidson Association, a non-profit organization that seeks to reach out to the entire community encouraging physical,

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Looking Back

Tired of hearing about China?

Do you get tired of hearing about China?

Now we have floating surveillance balloons over our country. We are yet to know for sure what this is about but time will tell. China is probably scouting out the next land or business purchase. They may have come up with an easy way to determine which military bases have available adjacent land. It doesn’t matter if it’s for sale they can come up with enough money to buy the property. All they have to do is to keep piling up the money from everything they sell to the United States.

Alarms went off in Washington when the Fufeng Group, a Chinese agricultural company, bought 300 acres of land and set up a milling plant last spring in Grand Forks, N.D. The plant is a 20-minute drive from an Air Force base that, according to North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven, hosts a space mission that “will

form the backbone of U.S. military communications across the globe.” Source WSJ

Ten years ago Smithfield Foods was purchased by China’s leading pork producer, Shuanghui International Holdings Ltd. (now called WH Group Ltd.), for $4.72 billion.

Keep in mind China has 1.5 billion people. This requires a lot of people to feed. China would love to gain as much of our farmland as possible to gain more control of our food production. This is one area where China really needs us. Our agricultural exports to them increased by over 27% from 2020 to 2021. They would need us if they can gain control of our farmland. It’s also a plus for them if they can have it close to our military bases. This provides a twofold benefit for them. In the middle of the cornfield, they can watch everything we are doing or even attempt to thwart what we are doing

The U.S. trade summary reveals the depth of our trade with China.

In 2021, U.S. exports to China were $151.1 billion, a 21.4% ($26.6 billion) increase from 2020; U.S.

imports from China were $506.4 billion, a 16.5% ($71.6 billion) increase; and the trade deficit with China was $355.3 billion, a 14.5% ($45.0 billion) increase from $310.3 billion in 2020.

China was the United States’ third-largest trade partner in2021.

In 2021, 8.6% of total U.S. exports of $1.8 trillion were exported to China and 17.9% of total U.S. imports of $2.8 trillion were imported from China. Mechanical appliances, sound tecorders and TV sets were the most traded commodity sectors. In the last five years, U.S. exports of those commodities show an upward trend from $25 billion in 2017 to $36.1 billion in 2021. The percentages of imports of those commodities from China out of total imports from the World are impressive with 37.0% in 2017 and 29.3% in 2021.

In 2021, U.S. exports of agricultural products to China continue to show an upward trend. In 2021, U.S. exports of Agriculture Products were $31.6 billion, an increase of 27.5% ($6.8 billion) from $24.8 billion in 2020.

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Davidson High School built 1926. Photo by Kings Mountain Historical Museum In the May 16, 1935, Kings Mountain Herald this team was honored for Baseball Champions in the Western North Carolina Conference. Pictured, beginning at back row, L-R: Thomas Roberts. Mgr., Theodore Thornburg, Oscar White, J. R. Bridges, James White, Eugene Goforth, Henry Ford, Marvin Foster, Coach Fulkerson; Second row, L-R: Roy Thurmond, Asst. Mgr., Tommie Reynolds, J. D. Hüllender, Luther Morrison, Jake Early, Clyde McSwain, Leslie Mode, Gene Leonard, and George Mauney, Asset Mgr., and in front, Clyde Putnam, Asst. Mgr. Photo Herald Archives Glenn Mollette Guest Editorial
TODAY’S QUOTE: “There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” –Jesus

DAVIDSON

From Page 3A of life issues for individuals and families.

In 2020, Davidson Alumni Association became The Davidson Association. The name change, having dropped “Alumni”, allowed them to become a more diverse and inclusive group working toward the original vision of serving the entire community.

The association also seeks corporate support, both in-kind and financial, to preserve, as well as enhance the historic Davidson Elementary School Building for the benefit of all, allowing it to serve the local community once again and continue to do so for decades to come.

BALLOON

From Page 1A risk to American lives under the balloon's path,” the press release continued. “After careful analysis, U.S. military commanders had determined downing the balloon while over land posed an undue risk to people across a wide area due to the size and altitude of the balloon and its surveillance payload. In accordance with the President's direction, the Department of Defense developed options to take down the balloon safely over our territorial waters, while closely monitoring its path and intelligence collection activities.”

“This action was taken in coordination, and with the full support, of the Canadian government. And we thank Canada for its contribution to tracking and analysis of the

PIECES

From Page 4A emotional, and mental wellness, promote healthy choices and good nutrition, promote employment support and job placement, promote self-sufficiency and improved quality of life, and provide an abundance of helpful

CHINA

From Page 4A

In 2021, China remained the major source of U.S. imports of textile products. In 2021, U.S. imports of $50.3 billion of textile products from China constituted 32.6% of the total U.S. imports of Textile products.

Additionally, in 2021, China remained the major source of U.S. imports of furniture, bedding, lamps, toys, games, sports equipment, paint, and other miscellaneous manufactured Items. In 2021, the U.S. imports of $68.5 billion of miscellaneous manufactured items from China constituted 53.2% of total U.S. imports of those commodities. Source: Government info data

What can we do about China? Try to buy products not made in China. You have to shop but it’s possible. Shrinking the cash flow to China is crucial to reducing their growing economic and military power. By all means, please do not sell them your land.

Currently, The Davidson Association provides the community with an annual Health and Nutrition Fair, gives gift baskets to Mauney Memorial Library and West School teachers, two scholarships, toiletries to Cleveland County Public Health, hosts Masters of Distinction Beautillion, Scholar’s lunch for recipients and parents, and a sixweek workshop on God’s financial principles for the public, among other activities.

The association would also like to encourage physical, emotional, and mental wellness, promote healthy choices and good nutrition, promote employment support and job placement, promote self-sufficiency and improved quality of life, and provide an abundance of

balloon through NORAD as it transited North America,” the press release continued.

“Today's deliberate and lawful action demonstrates that President Biden and his national security team will always put the safety and security of the American people first while responding effectively to the PRC's unacceptable violation of our sovereignty.”

In a second press release issued later Saturday, a description of shooting down the balloon was given by the DOD, “An F-22 Raptor fighter from the 1st Fighter Wing at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, fired one AIM-9X Sidewinder missile at the balloon.” It was hit at an altitude between 60,000 and 65,000 feet.

“The balloon fell approximately six miles off the coast in about 47 feet of water. No one was hurt.

Long before the shoot

resources to assist with needs in the community. I believe those who were originally called in 1888 to support the mission of what later became Davidson High School would be very pleased with the goals of the newest stewards of that vision.

Education was, and is, highly prized in the black community as a steppingstone to self-sufficiency and an improved quality of life. Likewise, education should be important for all communities for the same reasons… for all to become better citizens and take care of one another. The Davidson Association has lofty goals.

helpful resources to assist with needs through their facility.

The Davidson Association seeks likeminded individuals and businesses who are willing to invest their time and talents to see this dream become a reality. “Interested individuals need not be alumni of Davidson School to join.

Membership is open to anyone interested in bringing community resources to life in the local community,” says board member Tamra Moody.

For more information how you, or your company, can help with this effort, check out The Davidson Association website http:// www.historicdavidson.org. Email historicdavidson@ gmail.com if you have interest in joining.

down, U.S. officials took steps to protect against the balloon's collection of sensitive information, mitigating its intelligence value to the Chinese,” the press release shared. “The senior defense official said the recovery of the balloon will enable U.S. analysts to examine sensitive Chinese equipment.”

“I would also note that while we took all necessary steps to protect against the PRC surveillance balloon's collection of sensitive information, the surveillance balloon's overflight of U.S. territory was of intelligence value to us," the official said. "I can't go into more detail, but we were able to study and scrutinize the balloon and its equipment, which has been valuable.”

The mission has now turned into one of recovery. The DOD estimates the recovery will be “fairly easy.”

Simplified, their mission translates to: Remember those who came before you, honor them, and do what you can for others. Christians know that message; it sounds very familiar, doesn’t it?

Jesus reminds us in Matthew 24:40 - “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”

The Davidson Association embraces that message and has expanded their scope to encompass the entire community. Many are in need in Kings Mountain and these new stewards of the message are doing their best to minister to all.

SELLERS

From Page 1A upon the recipient “… the rank of Ambassador Extraordinary privileged to enjoy fully all rights granted to members of this exalted order among which is the special privilege to propose the following North Carolina Toast in select company anywhere in the free world:

‘Here’s to the land of the long leaf pine, The summer land where the sun doth shine, Where the weak grow strong and the strong grow great, Here’s to “down home”, the Old North State!”

The Governor can grant the following awards:

• The Order of the Long Leaf Pine

This is the highest award for state service granted by the Office of the Governor. Nominations can be made for retiring individuals who have 30 or more years of service in the State of North Carolina. All submissions must include a biography

URBAN

From Page 1A

the Register of Deeds for Cleveland County. The cost shall also be placed upon the City of Kings Mountain’s tax books, representing an assessed lien against said property and may be collected and foreclosed in the same manner as taxes and tax liens are collected and foreclosed or by such civil action as the law may provide.

of the nominee. Non-state employees must submit three (3) letters of recommendation and a statement of service from Human Resources on letterhead, if available. All nominations of state employees must be submitted by a Human Resources Officer and include a statement of service. Please note that all award requests for state employees must be submitted within 120 days of the nominee’s retirement date.

• The Old North State Nominations can be made for individuals who have 20 or more years of service in the State of North Carolina. These submissions must be accompanied by a biography of the nominee and a statement of service from Human Resources on letterhead, if available.

• Certificate of Appreciation

Granted to recognize the efforts of an individual, organization, or business. Nominations can be made for those who have contributed outstanding public service in North Carolina. Submissions must include a biography and a statement of service

SESSION

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The Regular Work Sessions and Council Meetings listed above are live streamed and may be found on the “City Council” page on the City’s website at www.cityofkm.com.

Citizens may address Council during the appropriate times, as defined on the agenda for the Tuesday Regular Council Meetings. Sign-up sheets are avail-

from Human Resources on letterhead, if available.

• Laurel Wreath Award

Granted to individuals in North Carolina who have made outstanding contributions to sports or athletics. All nominations should include supporting documentation including any previous athletic awards, news articles, or commendations, as well as a recommendation from a coach or athletic director.

• Student Excellence Award

Nominations can be made by a non-family member who is the nominee’s principal, teacher, counselor, school administrator, or community leader for individual students to recognize outstanding service to their school or community beyond academic achievement. Submissions must include a biography of the nominee and two letters of recommendation (with at least one from a school principal, teacher, counselor, or administrator). Recommendations cannot be submitted by parents or other family members.

able on the table located in the lobby for those who wish to speak.

The City of Kings Mountain would like to ensure that people with disabilities can access its meetings, programs, and activities. Should you require assistance to participate in a meeting of the City of Kings Mountain City Council, please contact the City Clerk at least 5 business days before the event.

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Watch Your Mouth

Who remembers the late 90’s comedy TV show, “Kids Say the Darndest Things?”

The host would pose a question or life topic to a child, who would respond with their own unfiltered answer. The often comedic and frank response made the audience laugh and made for good television. The show, however, reminds me of today’s society’s unfiltered speech. Sadly today, so many

people use words to hurt and destroy people, not for comedy. Words matter, yet people hide behind social media spewing hate and unfiltered thoughts without care for how they impact others. More remarkable still, it is not uncommon for gossip, crass or cruel words to be found in our workplace, our home, and even in our church. What are we to do then? King David recognized the human condition, specifically his proneness toward destructive speech. David prays to God, “Set a guard over my mouth, O Lord; keep watch over the doors to my lips.” Psalm 141:3. Guarding our mouth/

tongue goes far beyond refraining from spouting off a curse word. As Christians, we must not fill our minds with filth and avoid toxic speech and people. Indeed, we are called to speak words of life, hope, and peace. You will be amazed at people’s reactions when you refuse to engage in negative speech and instead encourage, compliment, and affirm people. Indeed, Proverbs reminds us, “the tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love to talk will reap the consequences. ” Proverbs 18:21

Most people have heard of The Nobel Prize, named for Swedish inventor Alfred Nobel. In his will, he requested his assets be used to

“Change Your Posture”

fund the Nobel Prize and to award those who have “done the most or best to advance fellowship among nations, the abolition or reduction of standing armies, and the establishment and promotion of peace congresses.” (nobelprize.org) Ironically, Alfred Nobel is most famous for his invention, dynamite. His invention, created initially to blast rock for construction safely, could also be used for destructive and deadly purposes. It comes down to how the dynamite is applied.

Similarly, our tongue is dynamite. How do we choose to use it? Speak life!

Women’s Conference to be held February 26

Words of Deliverance Christian Church announces a Women’s Conference at 1409 Bessemer City, Kings Mountain Highway on Sunday, February 26, at 4 p.m.

Bishop J. A. Rollinson is the church’s Pastor and Founder.

Guest speaker for the conference is Elder Lasheri McGee of Uncommon Church in Charlotte. The conference is hosted by First Lady, Elder Samaria

Rollinson who will speak Sunday morning at 10 a.m.

The theme for the conference is “Change Your Posture,” based upon Joshua 1:9. “Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.”

Kings Mountain Area Church Directory

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

The Favor Center Church 602 Slater Street

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

MethodistChurch 122 El Bethel Rd. • Kings Mountain, NC

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Shady Grove Baptist Church 339 Shady Grove Road 704-739-8920

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

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

Westover Baptist Church 114 Westover Drive

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

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

Ardent Life Church 420 Branch Street 704-739-7700

Arise Church 830 E. King St.

Bethlehem Baptist Church 1017 Bethlehem Road 704-739-7487

Boyce Memorial ARP Church Edgemont Drive 704-739-4917

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cornerstone Independent Baptist 107 Range Road 704-737-0477

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

“And behold, I am coming am quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work.

Revelation 22:12

Page 6A The Kings Mountain Herald | www.kmherald.com Wednesday, February 8, 2023 Long Creek Presbyterian Church 701 Long Creek Road 704-629-4406 Love Valley Baptist Church 2032 Bethlehem Road 704-730-0075 Macedonia Baptist Church 1101 S. Battleground 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 Mt. Olive Baptist Church Compact School Road 704-739-4516 Mt. Zion Baptist Church 220 N. Watterson Street 704-739-8354 New Beginnings Church of Jesus Christ 541 Crocker Road 704-730-9507 New Bynum Chapel AME Zion Church N. Cansler Street 704-739-2606 New Camp Creek Baptist Church 863 New Camp Creek Ch. Road 704-487-7128 New Life Family Worship Center 428 Oak Grove Road 704-739-9371 New Way Missionary Baptist Church 105 Waco Road 704-724-0414 Oak Grove Baptist Church 1022 Oak Grove Road 704-739-4833 Oak View Baptist Church 1517 York Road 704-739-7831 Pathway Baptist Church 3100 Parkdale Circle 704-734-0852 Patterson Grove Baptist Church 301 Oak Grove Road 704-739-5826 Penley’s Chapel Church 1805 N Piedmont Ave 704-524-4139 Peoples Baptist Church 1010 Groves Street 704-739-0398 Proclaiming the Word Ministries 7011 Cleveland Avenue Progressive Church of Our Lord 1001 Cleveland Avenue 704-734-1070 Resurrection Lutheran Church 600 Crescent Circle 704-739-5580 Royal Praise Ministries 2055 Shelby Rd. Saint Matthew’s Lutheran Church 201 N. Piedmont Avenue 704-739-7466 Second Baptist Church 120 Linwood Road 704-739-4216
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Painting Class, LLC ribbon cutting

Chamber’s Women on Fire luncheon Feb. 15

Cleveland County

Chamber announces their inaugural Women’s Professional Luncheon event

“Women on Fire” at Cleveland Country Club on February 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

“The Chamber is proud to be hosting the first annual Professional Women’ Luncheon sponsored by Greenbrook Design and venue sponsor Cleveland Country Club. This event

was created for women to hear inspirational stories from phenomenal women on managing it all – work, family, and health,” Chamber Executive Director Christine Crib shared with the Herald.

The chamber has three phenomenal women speakers for this event: Stacey Walker, self-described mother, business owner, and interior designer with Greenbrook Design, and Jennifer Thomas with Truist, who

describes herself as a wife and mother, business leader, community servant, and fitness instructor who will be telling their inspiring stories. Lori Keaton, of Lori Keaton Law is the Keynote Speaker. Lori is an award-winning attorney who has been named one of the Lop 50 female lawyers in North Carolina, one of the 50 Most Influential Women in Mecklenburg County and a “Leader in the Law’’ by the Meck-

Time to tune-in to heart health

Only half of individuals experience warning signs before a catastrophic event such as a heart attack or stroke. Preventing heart disease should be the goal. Behavior change – things like eating a heart-healthy diet, getting enough physical activity, keeping an eye on your weight, managing stress, not smoking, and taking medicines, if needed – are key to prevention.

Heart disease affects millions of Americans. In fact, it remains the leading cause of death for both men and women.

“Unfortunately, only half of these individuals experience warning signs before a catastrophic event such as a heart attack or stroke,” said Michael Shapiro, DO, who is a preventive cardiologist at Atrium Health Wake For-

est Baptist. “Thankfully, we have better diagnostic tools to help identify and uncover underlying heart disease before someone has a major event.”

Of course, an even earlier and important goal is to prevent heart disease in the first place. Doing so largely centers around behavior change – things like knowing how to eat a heart healthy diet, getting enough physical activity, keeping an eye on your weight, managing stress, not smoking, and taking medicines, if needed. The trick is that not everyone knows where to start or how to make these changes in a way that fits their life so they will stick with them.

That’s the focus of the preventive cardiology program at Atrium Health. Dr. Shapiro and his team are helping people who have a

high likelihood of developing heart and blood vessel diseases focus on what they can do to avoid it in the first place. As part of the program, individuals meet with a team of experts, which also often includes a health educator/ lifestyle counselor, dietician, and pharmacist, who become their cheerleaders in a sense.

“We try to meet patients where they are with a team approach and tailor a plan that helps them stay heart healthy,” Dr. Shapiro said.

7 steps you can take to stay heart healthy

1. Know what makes heart disease more likely in the first place. Talk with your doctor or on-site health clinic provider about your personal risk of heart disease. It’s never too early to think about how to keep your heart healthy.

You have a greater chance of heart disease if you:

• Have high cholesterol, high blood pressure or diabetes – make sure you know and write down your numbers

• Smoke

• Are overweight

• Don’t get enough physical activity, or have a job that keeps you sitting most of the day

• Don’t eat a heart healthy, well-balanced diet

• Feel overly stressed all the time. If this is the case, chances are you’re also not getting enough sleep, making

healthy food choices or taking care of yourself

• Have a family history of heart disease. For example, if a parent, brother or sister has had a procedure to open blocked arteries in the heart or legs, a heart attack or stroke, especially at a young age (before age 55 for males and age 65 for females).

2. Get your heart pumping. Aim to get 30 minutes of exercise most days of the week. Pick an activity you enjoy – and one that will get your heart rate up.

Exercise strengthens your heart, and it can also help lower your blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar. You’ll also find you have more energy and that you’ll be more inclined to make healthier choices. Research shows that sitting for too long is bad for your health – no matter how much exercise you get. If you have a desk job, drive a vehicle, or find yourself sitting for extended periods of time, See HEALTH, Page 8A

lenburg County Times. She left big law to open her own practice in February 2017, and has never looked back. Lori Keeton Law was created to advocate for all types of municipal employees with a particular focus on serving and protecting those who serve and protect.

Though she has faced numerous battles in the courtroom in her twenty plus years as a lawyer, Lori’s toughest- and most rewarding- victory to

date has been overcoming cancer. She will share how God showed up and showed out throughout her illness and recovery. Her testimony will leave your faith strengthened and your heart full.

All professional women of the community are invited to register on the Cleveland County Chamber website. The event cost is $35.

Cleveland County Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting for Painting Class, LLC at 211 S Battleground Ave. on Thursday, February 9, at 11:30 a.m. It had been scheduled for November 11 but was postponed due to inclement weather. Owner Melody Griffin said, “We have a variety of classes, including one family event per month and a date night.” Waco Fire Department has begun accepting orders for their Easter BBQ. The price is $45 for a smoked Boston Butt, a pint of homemade sauce, and your choice of a pint of red or white slaw. Pickup will be from 9am to 1pm on April 8. They ask that people pre-order because they are limited to 300 butts for this event.

To pre-order, you can see a firefighter, go online, or call 704-435-3212. Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted.

Actor Leon Rippy visits

KM National Military Park

Actor Leon Rippy dropped by Kings Moun-

tain National Military Park

on January 20. The park posted on their Facebook page, “You never know who's going to walk in the door. Today we got a visit from Leon Rippy, who played John Billings in The Patriot. Of course, we had to ask him and his party for a picture with our patriot, Colonel William Campbell.”

Rippy has appeared in numerous films and television roles including Earl the Angel on the series Saving Grace, saloon owner Tom Nuttall on the series Deadwood, and militiaman John Billings in The Patriot.

According to his biography on IMDb, Rippy was born in Rock Hill, SC in October 1949.

ED. NOTE: The recipes in today’s Cooking Corner are from “100 Years in the Kitchen” by Women of the Church of First Presbyterian Church of Kings Mountain.

ESCALLOPED PINEAPPLE (Great with ham)

Cream together:

2 cups white sugar

1 cup margarine

Add 1 large, crushed pineapple, Do Not Drain

Fold in gently:

3 beaten eggs

1 quart finely torn bread pieces

Place in buttered long cake pan. Spread 2 tbs. milk over the top. Bake 1 hour at 350 degrees.

BANANA NUT POUND CAKE

Sylvia Neisler

1 ½ c. Crisco

2 ½ cup sugar

3 eggs

3 c. sifted plain flour

1 tsp. soda ¾ tsp. salt

1 tsp. vanilla

1/3 cup buttermilk or 1

½ tsp. vinegar with sweet milk

4 bananas, mashed

1 c. chopped nuts

1 c. coconut

Mix in order given. Bake in well-greased and floured tub pan. Bake 1 hour and 15 minutes at 325 degrees.

Let stand in pan 10 minutes before removing and wrap in foil immediately.

VEGETABLE CASSEROLE

Clara Rhea

2 cans Veg-All, drain

1 can Cream of Chicken Soup

½ cup mayonnaise

Reserve ½ cup liquid from Veg all. Mix all together in casserole. Add ½

cup cheese Nip crackers, crushed, to top of casserole. Melt 1 stick of butter and place on top. Bake 20 minutes at 400 degrees.

PEANUT BUTTER PIE

Jane King

In bowl mix by hand:

1 cup brown sugar

½ cup cornstarch

1 t. margarine

2 eggs

Bring to boiling point, scald 2 ½ cups milk. Stir hot milk into sugar-egg mixture. Return to heat and cook until thickened, about 2 minutes. Add 1 cup of peanut butter and

1 t. vanilla. Top with Cool Whip and crushed peanuts as you serve. Makes two 9-inch pies.

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accepting BBQ orders for Easter

Atrium “Drive to Thrive” bringing OB-GYN care to the underserved

Atrium Health is expanding its mobile services and fleet of mobile medical units to serve its communities in need. The initiative is one of the nation’s first mobile units dedicated solely to women’s health care, with the goals of decreasing maternal mortality rates and unintended pregnancies by bringing stateof-the-art OB-GYN care to the underserved communities that need it most.

Approximately 1 in 10 newborns in North Carolina are born premature and the state’s pre-term birth rate for Black infants is nearly double that of other races and ethnicities. The statewide infant mortality rate is 6.8%, the 11th highest in the nation. Meanwhile, undocumented women in North Carolina deliver more than 10,000 babies per year, with many avoiding care due to fear of deportation.

“Throughout my 30 year career as an OB-GYN, I have witnessed, firsthand, the effects women and their unborn babies face when patients do not receive timely prenatal care,” said Dr. Suzanna Fox, deputy chief physician executive and women’s health care service line leader for Atrium Health. “Transportation challenges, language barriers and lack of insurance cause many women in underserved communities to delay care or forgo it altogether.”

Generous donors Dr.

Todd Kopczynski, a retired OB-GYN, and his wife, Barbara, helped fulfill the vision of creating the innovative mobile OB-GYN unit. It provides everything a patient needs for an initial visit, in a warm and welcoming environment. Team members include board-certified OB-GYNs, as well as Spanish-speaking advanced practice providers and social workers. The unit will provide exams to women who seek care and can help with scheduling follow-up appointments at one of the more than 40 Atrium Health Women’s Care locations.

“To help more women in underserved communities gain trust in doctors and the overall medical field, the Atrium Health Women’s Care team met with nonprofits, churches and other community organizations across the region to learn more about their health care needs,” said Fox.

Atrium Health has a variety of mobile health

Bethware Robotics Team Challenge Day

mid without touching the cups with their hands, and then they had to carry a golf ball from one area to another using only string and

units including two mobile food pharmacies, an Atrium Health Levine Cancer Institute Mobile Lung CT Unit and the Atrium Health MED-1 Mobile Emergency Department. Atrium Health

Primary Care is currently building out its mobile health presence and will soon add a third mobile unit to its fleet - one more step to ensuring equitable access to health resources.

Although appointments are not necessary, patients may call 704-468-0137 to make an appointment or request additional information about the Drive to Thrive resources that are available.

Atrium bringing stateof-the-art OB-GYN care to the underserved communities. Photo by Atrium Health

FRIENDS OF CROWDERS MOUNTAIN – Students from Gardner Webb University, a newly relocated person from VA Beach, and some Gastonia folks created water diversions and removed overgrowth on the Crowders Mountain State Park Campground Trail connector and picked up litter on the Pinnacle. Future trailwork days will be announced when available on http://facebook.com/FriendsOfCrowdersMtn or www.friendsofcrowders.com. For questions, contact the Park Office at 704-853-5375.

HEALTH

From Page 7A set a reminder to get up and move throughout the day whether it’s to take a quick stretch break, go for mid-day walk with a coworker, or do jumping jacks in place.

3. Eat healthy and don’t forget to read food labels. A heart healthy diet includes foods that are high fiber and low in saturated fats, added sugars and salt (sodium).

A few helpful hints:

• Healthy fats are OK in moderation. These include unsalted nuts, cheese, eggs, fatty fish, avocado and olive oil.

• Fill your plate with color from a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables.

• Bake or grill your food

instead of frying it.

• Limit processed and packaged food. This includes deli meats, hot dogs, crackers, breads and sauces – which tend to be loaded with sodium.

• Plan ahead so that you have healthy meals and snacks on hand.

• Limit alcohol.

4. Manage stress. Periods of high stress can increase your blood pressure and quicken your heart rate. Find ways to destress – whether it’s listening to calming music, reading a book, doing yoga or just taking a walk outside.

5. Prioritize sleep. More research is linking poor sleep to heart woes. Try to clock 7-8 hours of sleep each night. It’s a good idea to put away devices and shut off the TV

at least an hour before turning in. Be sure to let your doctor know if you have trouble falling or staying asleep at night, or if you don’t feel rested during the day.

6. Quit tobacco. Tobacco smoke contains more than 7,000 chemicals, including at least 70 that are known to cause cancer. Smoking, as well as breathing in someone else’s smoke, can also damage the lining of your blood vessels, which can set the stage for a heart attack or stroke. Need help quitting? Talk with your care team today.

7. Know the signs of a heart attack or stroke. Be sure you know the signs so you can act quickly to call 911 if needed. Always follow your gut.

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“Drive To Thrive” mobile unit. (Photo provided) Here, students had to carry a golf ball from one area to another using only string and a metal ring. Students work together to build a cup pyramid without touching the cups. Members of Bethware Elementary Wizard Warriors Robotics Team include: Cody Black, Nicholai Cochran, Myles Lesniewski, Finn McNeilly, Taylor Rothwell, and Tyler Stanek. Photos by Jenny Hardee

Mountaineers take over first place with 67-60 victory over Forestview

Kings Mountain’s Mountaineers took over sole possession of first place in the Big South 3A Conference last Tuesday night with a 67-60 victory over Forestview at Donald L. Parker Gymnasium.

The win improved KM’s record to 9-2 in the conference and 12-8 overall. The previous co-leader, Crest, fell to South Point 79-64, which improved its BSC record to 8-3 to gain a tie for second with the

Chargers.

The KM men led most of the game and had double-digit leads on several occasions before the Jaguars made a run the fourth quarter. The visitors cut the margin to 63-60 with 45 seconds remaining but had to foul in an effort to win. Curtis Simpson and Zay Smith each hit a pair of free throws to account for the final score.

Bradley Floyd finished with 18 points, nine rebounds and three blocks to lead the KM attack. Tucker

Robinette added 17 points

and Curtis Simpson eight points and seven rebounds. Smith scored all seven of his points (going 7 for 7) at the foul line and also dished out five assists.

The lead changed hands several times in the first period but Robinette’s bucket at the buzzer put the Mountaineers on top 19-16 at the end of the quarter. Tied 20all at the 5:55 mark of the second period the Mountaineers went on an 8-0 run to go up 28-20 on a running layup by Ja’Qualyn Sanders. Sanders’ bucket with just over two minutes

Raiders defeat KM to grab tie for first

Kings Mountain High’s varsity basketball teams dropped a doubleheader to South Point in Big South Conference action Friday night in Belmont.

The South Point boys led most of the way in defeating the Mountaineers 61-47 to move into a tie for first place with the Mountaineers heading into the final two games of the regular season. It was the eighth straight conference win for the Red Raiders who earlier upset Crest and Hunter Huss to become a

contender.

The Mountaineers and Raiders went into the final two regular season games Tuesday tied for first place with 9-3 marks with Huss and Crest right behind with 8-4 records. The Mountaineers will host the Chargers Friday night in the regular season finale at Parker Gym.

South Point led by just 10-9 after the first quarter Friday but increased the margin to 33-17 at the half and 54-32 going into the final chapter.

the game’s top scorer with 20 points but the Red Raiders, led by Dylan Bradley and Jaquis Rumph with 10 points each, had a more balanced attack on offense while controlling the backboards on defense.

The Lady Mountaineers fell hard in the opening game, 49-37. Khalia King was KM’s only double-digit scorer with 11 points. Tyasya Bell added eight, Alayna Patrick and Aaliyah Miller five each, CoRey Simpson four and

left in the half stretched the lead to 32-22. The Jaguars rallied again and trimmed the difference to 32-26 but KM got a big bucket by Floyd and two free throws by Smith to go up 36-26 before Forestview trimmed the halftime margin to 3628.

Robinette scored two buckets in the first minute of the third period to give KM its biggest lead of the night, 41-27. KM was still up by 12, 47-35, following a pair free throws by Sanders with just over three minutes remaining in the

period but Forestview rallied again to cut the margin to 48-41 going into the final chapter.

Forestview was able to get to within 60-54 with just over two minutes remaining and the Jaguars were down by just three points (63-60) with 44 seconds left but were forced into a fouling situation and Simpson and Smith made sure the Jags wouldn’t get any closer.

The Lady Mountaineers made it a clean sweep in the opener with a 65-36 victory. They got off to

a quick 19-6 start and led by 37-10 at halftime and 51-19 heading into the fourth quarter. Reserves played much of the second half.

Four KM ladies scored in double figures. Corey Simpson led the way with 19 points. Khalia King scored 16 and Alayna Patrick and Tyasya Bell 10 each. Allysia Pettis added five, Mia Bridges two and Austyn Dixon, Farri Martin and Aaliya Miller one each.

KMMS falls to Burns, defeats West Lincoln

Kings Mountain Middle School’s boys basketball team split a pair of division games last week and fell into second place in the East Division.

A 36-29 loss to Burns gave Burns sole possession of first place, but the Patriots rebounded to defeat West Lincoln to remain in the hunt for the division championship.

Against Burns, KM’s KJ Bell hit back to back threes to get the Patriots off to a quick 6-0 lead. Xavier Hutchens and Christian Jarrett chipped in a bucket each as the first quarter ended in a 10-all tie.

During the second quarter, both teams turned up the defensive intensity as KM took a slim 18-15 lead. Both teams went cold in the third quarter that ended at 24 all.

The fourth period saw the host Eagles close out the game late.

Christian Jarrett led the Patriots with eight points. Xavier Hutchens scored six, Christian Hill four and Nazire Davis and Silas Tate two each.

In the second game of the week, the Patriots roared to a 26-4 lead over West Lincoln. Coryon Gaines scored nine of his game-high 11 points and Silas Tate, Nazire Davis and Christian Hill pitched in four each.

The second quarter saw the Patriots extend their lead to 41-6. Christian Jarrett scored seven points and KJ Bell five.

The third quarter saw KM keep up its offensive intensity by outscoring the Chiefs 22-0. Joe Johnson led the way with five points. Xavier Hutchens and Yates Toney added four each to build a 63-6 lead heading into the fourth quarter. Malachi Powell, Qua Ingram and Braylon Brown rounded out the scoring.

Gaines finished with 11 points, Jarrett nine and Bell eight. Hutchens scored seven and Johnson five. Silas Tate, Nazire Davis, Christian Hill, Yates Toney and Qua Ingram added four points each. Camren Houser scored three and Malachi Powell, Tristian Mc-

Corkle and Braylon Brown two each.

All 14 Patriots scored and KM’s rotational players scored 41 points.

Offensive players of the week were Christian Jarrett with 17 points and Coryon Gaines with 11. Defensive players of the week were

BIG SOUTH BASKETBALL STANDINGS

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(Boys) Teams Conf. W-L All W-L Kings Mountain 9-3 12-9 South Point 9-3 19-3 Hunter Huss 8-4 13-8 Crest 8-4 15-6 Ashbrook 4-8 4-18 Stuart Cramer 4-8 8-14 Forestview 3-9 8-12 North Gaston 3-9 5-17 (Girls) Teams Conf. W-L All W-L Hunter Huss 10-2 15-6 Ashbrook 9-3 14-8 Stuart Cramer 9-3 17-5 Crest 8-4 10-10 South Point 6-6 12-10 Kings Mountain 4-8 10-11 Forestview 2-10 8-13 North Gaston 0-12 1-21 KM THIS WEEK Wed. – at Cox Mill (non-conference) Fri. – Crest at KM (last regular season game) 1538 Bethlehem Road • Kings Mountain www.ccscrapmetal.com Phone 704-739-8053 K INGS M OUNTAIN M OUNTAINEERS 105 York Rd., Kings Mountain 704.734.4782 Breakfast Special! All Day... All The Time... $399 Combo! 6” sand. & drink ©CommunityFirstMedia ATHLETE OF THE WEEK TYASYA BELL
Kings Mountain High senior football player AJ Richardson has signed to continue his education and football career at Norfolk State University. He is pictured, front row center, with his sister Akireona Richardson, left, and his mother Takenya Young. Back row, left to right, are KMHS principal Dustin Morehead, head coach Greg Lloyd, defensive coaches Darrel Wilson and Michael Kennedy, and athletic director Matt Bridges. Kings Mountain High senior Dalton Smith signed last week to continue his football career at Brevard College. He is pictured in the front row with his mother Ashley Smith and father Gerald Smith. Back row, left to right, are KMHS Principal Dustin Morehead, coach Greg Lloyd, coach Kevin Cruise and athletic director Matt Bridges.

Kings Mountain Elite youth basketball summaries

K-2 Division: Elite Dawgs 23, Team

Hustle 21

Dawgs – Timothy Tate 8, Karter Sanders 7, Kameron

Fortenberry 4, Kyler Holmes

2, Gabriel Woods 1, Avery

Grier 1.

Team Hustle – K.J. Moore

8, Sadie Bert 5, Cameron

Twitty 5, Cali Boyce 1, En-

glish 1, Tiffany Evans 1.

Team TryHard 21, Elite

Takeout 16

TryHard – Khamoni Mar-

able 9, Channing Byers 5, Lee

4, Cori Kirschemann 1, Halv-

erson 1, Noah Lattimore 1.

Takeoff – Khoen Brice 6, Brayden Allen 3, A. Surratt 3, Caleb Ross 2, Royal Carter 1, Camari McBryant 1. 3rd-4th Elementary Division:

Team Takeover 9, The

Yetis 8 Takeover – Kylan Owens

4, Dallas Hamrick Jr. 3, E.

Asbury 2.

Yetis – Ellie Hollifield 8. Elite Ballerz 21, Team

Lockdown 16

Ballerz – Michael Rice

10, Khyler Marable 6, Zander

Smith 2, Seth Tate 2.

Lockdown – Easton Pa-

sour 8, Jeremiah Plummer 6,

Kaliyah Allison 2. 5th-7th Intermediate Di-

vision:

Warriors Elite 33, Elite

Yellow Jackets 23

Warriors – Wesley Barnes

17, Xavier Epps 8, Harper

Hollifield 6, Jaden Byrd 2.

Yellow Jackets – Ashtun

Hall 10, Kingston Moore 9,

A.J. Fagan 2, Keiston Brooks

2. Elite UnderDogs 37, Elite Kings 36

UnderDogs – Timahzje

Phillips 14, Skylar Garner 7, Jasmine Twitty 7, Brock Phil-

lips 7, Espn Carpenter 2.

Elite Kings – Carlos

Boyce 22, A.J. Surratt 7, Ne-

hemiah Hogue 5, Desmond

Nolan 1. Elite UnderDogs 50, Elite

Yellow Jackets 30

UnderDogs – Jasmine

Twitty 16, Timahzje Phillips

14, Brock Phillips 11, Paxton Hall 2, Espn Carpenter 1. Yellow Jackets – Ahtun Hall 19, Kingstone Moore 6, Torean Mills 1, A.J. Fagan 2. 7th-9th Middle/JV Division

Elite Beastmode 40, 704

Dream Team 20

Beastmode- Carlos Boyce

23, Braylon Brown 13, Nehemiah Hogue 2, Desmond

Nolan 2.

Dream Team- Cam Houser 11, Nate Kaiser 7, Kieston Brooks 2. WayUp Elite 51, Team Go

Hard 26

WayUp – Silas Tate 23, Keja Baker 16, Ashtun Hall 6, Malachi Powell 6, Xavier

Epps 1. Go Hard – Xavier Hutch-

ens 14, Carlos Boyce 6, Kingston Moore 4, Sam

Bryson 2. Week 5 Players of the Week:

K-2 – Karter Simpson, Elite Dragons, 7 points; Khamoni Marable/Team Try Hard, 9 points; Coach of the Week – Ja-

KM YMCA winter basketball, week 5

maal Byers, Team Try Hard.

3-4 – Khyler Marable, Elite Ballerz, 6 points; Dallas Hamrick Jr., 3 points and 8 steals. Coaches of the Week –Bobby Bell Jr. and Stanker Williams, Team Takeover.

5-7 – Wesley Barnes, Warriors Elite, 17; Carlos Boyce, Elite Kings 22, Timahzje Phillips, Elite Underdogs, 14 points.

Coach of the Week – Eli Paysour, Elite UnderDogs.

7-9 – Silas Tate, WayUp Elite, 23 points; Braylon Brown, Elite Beastmode, 13 points.

Coach of the week – Isaiah Tate, WayUp Elite.

LEAGUE STANDINGS Lil

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Kings Mountain High School football player Isaiah Eskridge signs to attend and play football at Norfolk State University. He is pictured in the front row with his father Sam Eskridge and mother Laquantis Eskridge. Back row, left to right, are KMHS principal Dustin Morehead, coaches Greg Lloyd and Kevin Cruise, and athletic director Matt Bridges. Photo by Gary Smart
Dribblers PreK-Kindergarten division: Team Bell, Lil Dribblers 8-0, Team Tate Lil Dribblers 3-4-1; Team Adams LilDrib-
blers 0-7-1. K-2 Beginners division Elite Dawgs 5-0, Team Hustle 2-3, Team TryHard 2-3, Elite Takeoff 1-4. 3rd-4th Elementary division Elite Ballerz 5-0, The Yetis 2-3, Team Lockdown 2-3, Team Takeover 1-4. 5th-7th Intermediate division Warriors Elite 4-1, Elite UnderDogs 4-1, Elite Kings 3-2, Elite Yellow Jackets 0-6. 7th-9th Middle/JV division WayUp Elite 4-1, 704 Dream Team 3-2, Elite Beastmode 2-3, Team Go Hard 1-4. By
Walker Kings Mountain Family YMCA finished their fourth week of basketball games and posted the following scores: January 30, 2023 9-10 Boys Division Aces 40 vs Tarheels 6 Aces – Keegan Bridges 4 points Tarheels – Cruz Silva 1 point Bulls 21 vs Ballers 17 Bulls – Issiah Lekopites 2 points Ballers – Dylan Holland 8 points 13-15 Boys Division Spartans 36 vs Dover 46 Spartans – Jahshawen Ingram 13 points January 31st, 2023 9-10 Boys Division Aces 28 vs Ballers 10 Aces – Christian Ward 7 points Ballers – Tyrian Weeks 3 points February 2, 2023 9-10 Boys Division Roberts 7 vs Tarheels 8 Roberts – Aiden Adams 4 points Tarheels – Taylor Rothwell 2 points 13-15 Boys Division Wizards 42 vs No Limit 38 Wizards – Trenton Pettis 2 points No Limit – Joram Young 9 points February 3, 2023 11-12 Boys Division Stormbreakers 29 vs Bulldogs 24 Stormbreakers – Harley Sessoms 6 points Bulldogs – Bryce Wilson 9 points 13-15 Boys Division Tarheels 43 vs Spartans 52 Tarheels – Daylin Hopper 4 points Spartans – William Bridges 11 points February 4, 2023 5-6 Co-Ed Division Logan 10 vs Campbell 34 Logan – David Crowell 6 points Campbell – Amelia Rodriguez 4 points Steelers 16 vs Hornets 34 Steelers – Parker Heinbach 4 points Hornets – Charlie Clark 2 points 7-8 Boys Division Bulldogs 28 vs Panthers 15 Bulldogs – Parks Putnam 4 points Panthers – Kai Kadar 4 points See SCORES, Page 3B
Heath

Devin Hope (right). Runner-up is James Welsh (left). “We are very proud of all the students who participated,” shared Trey Robinson. Devin will complete in the countywide spelling bee

Boys & Girls Clubs & Salvation Army each receive $5,000 from Two Kings casino

The Catawba Two Kings Casino’s Share Change program raised $10,000 from October through December for two local charitable organizations: $5,000 each for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland County and the Salvation Army.

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 the Share Change ticket boxes located on the casino floor. With these donations, the program has provided close to $60,000 to organizations in local communities since the start of the program in July 2021. The casino launched the Share Change program several weeks after its July 2021 opening, and new charitable recipients are designated every three months by the Catawba

Nation Gaming Authority’s board of directors.

“The generosity of our casino patrons is great to see, and we thank them for their participation as we have now been able to provide nearly $60,000 to local charities via the Share Change program,” said Kathy George, president of the Catawba Nation Gaming Authority.

The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland County is to enable all young people, especially those who need it most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. The organization has been around for more than 60 years, serving the youth and creating a safe, fun environment so kids can have every opportunity to be successful in life.

“We really appreciate this support from the Catawba Nation for our boys and girls clubs,” said Josh Propst, executive director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of

Cleveland County. “We’ve had a major expansion at the very end of 2022 opening four new sites, bringing us to a total of eight sites all over Cleveland County, including two in Kings Mountain. So we’re really excited about this partnership.”

The Salvation Army is fundamental in communities all over the world. When you support The Salvation Army, you are making a difference in the lives of people in your community. If you are in need of support, there are many ways The Salvation Army provides help, including a food pantry, rent and utility emergency assistance, clothing assistance, youth programs and Christmas assistance.

“This money will help many people in Cleveland County with their utilities, groceries and rent assistance, and we just want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for this check today,” Salvation Army Sgt. Les Ashby said.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

Having qualified on 9th day of January, 2023 as Executrix of the Estate of PAUL EUGENE WILSON, 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, Linda Ruth Hill, Executrix, on or before the 18th of April, 2023 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 18th day of January, 2023.

Linda Ruth Hill, Executrix

Estate of: Paul Eugene Wilson

107 Royal Fern Lane Easley, SC 29642

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LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

Having qualified on 24th of January, 2023 as Administratrix of the Estate of MICHAEL EUGENE MELLON, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against said estate to present them to the undersigned, Ruth B. Mellon, Administratrix on or before the 1st of May, 2023, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 1st day of February, 2023.

Ruth B. Mellon, Administratrix

Estate of Michael Eugene Mellon

1192 Scenic Drive

Shelby, NC 28150

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

Having qualified on 10th of January, 2023 as Administrator of the Estate of JANE D. COPENHAVER, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against said estate to present them to the undersigned, Theron Cris Bailey, Administrator on or before the 18th of April, 2023, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 18th day of January, 2023.

Theron Cris Bailey, Administrator

Estate of Jane D. Copenhaver

1150 Old US 221 S. Marion, NC 28752

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LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

Having qualified on 9th of January, 2023 as Administrator of the Estate of JANET LYNN SPANGLER ECKARD, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against said estate to present them to the undersigned, Michael Spangler Eckard, Administrator on or before the 18th of April, 2023, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 18th day of January, 2023.

Michael Spangler Eckard, Administrator

Estate of Janet Lynn Spangler Eckard

143 Ole Farm Place

Kings Mountain, NC 28086

KMH (1/18, 25, 2/01 & 08/2023)

Executive Committee, and

rector at Catawba

through the

Casino, present a check for $5,000 raised from patron

Share Change program to Josh Propst (far right), executive director, and Ric Francis, board president, of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland County.

SCORES

From Page 2B

Fireball 2 vs Hornets 28

Fireball – Asher Robinette 2 points

Hornets – Alex Lazenby 2 points

Tigers 16 vs Campbell 17

Tigers – Mason Nicholson 16 points

Campbell – Noah Lockridge 2 points

7-9 Girls Division

Girl Power 16 vs Wildcats 25

Girl Power – Tamijah Camp 2 points

Wildcats – Samari Watson 4 points

9-10 Boys Division

Aces 32 vs Tarheels 6

Aces – Easton Wade 2 points

Tarheels – Kyree Price 2 points

11-12 Boys Division

Stormbreakers 26 vs Duke 19

Stormbreakers – Antwain Ross Jr 15 points

Duke – Eli Caldwell 9 points

10-12 Girls Division

Underdogs 37 vs Roberts 17

Underdogs – Zoey Bert 8 points

Roberts – Jypsie Pope 9 points

16-18 Boys Division

Kings 70 vs Dover 38

Kings – Malik Littlejohn 17 points

LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

Having qualified on 25th day of January, 2023 as Executrix of the Estate of DAVID ZENUS WOODS, 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, Tracy Woods Ledbetter, Executrix, on or before the 1st of May, 2023 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 1st day of February, 2023.

Tracy Woods Ledbetter, Executrix

Estate of: David Zenus Woods

117 Mooresboro Road Mooresboro, NC 28114

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Updated bivalent boosters more effective preventing hospitalization and death

In a peer-reviewed study on the real-world effectiveness of updated bivalent mRNA vaccines, researchers at the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health found that bivalent boosters are more effective than original monovalent boosters at preventing COVID-19-related hospitalization and death. The study was published January 25, in The New England Journal of Medicine.

What are the differences between monovalent and bivalent vaccines, you might ask? A monovalent vaccine

is a vaccine with one strain or component of a virus. A bivalent vaccine is a vaccine with two strains or components of a virus.

“While original COVID19 vaccines had been demonstrated to be safe and effective prior to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) authorization, the Pfizer and Moderna bivalent vaccines that have been deployed in the United States since last fall were approved by the FDA for emergency use on the basis of non-clinical data for those two new vaccines,” explains Danyu Lin, PhD, lead

LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

Having qualified on 23rd day of January, 2023 as Executor of the Estate of DONALD HOWARD 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, Donald Mark Bell, Executor, on or before the 8th of May, 2023 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 8th day of February, 2023

Donald Mark Bell, Executor

Estate of: Donald Howard Bell

119 Winners Circle Shelby, NC 28152

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LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

Having qualified on 24th day of January, 2023 as

Executor of the Estate of ERVIN J.V. BOLIN, 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 Gary Bolin, Executor, on or before the 1st of May, 2023 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 1st day of February, 2023

Dennis Gary Bolin, Executor

Estate of: Ervin J.V. Bolin

115 Bolin Drive Kings Mountain, NC 28086

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LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

Having qualified on 18th of January, 2023 as Administrator of the Estate of FANNIE MAE HAMRICK SMITH, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against said estate to present them to the undersigned, Dennis Lee Smith, Administrator on or before the 25th of April, 2023, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the day 25th of January, 2023.

Dennis Lee Smith, Administrator

Estate of Fannie Mae Hamrick Smith

3008 Acer Place Apt 108 Charlotte, NC 28216

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LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

Having qualified on 9th day of January, 2023 as Executor of the Estate of CARL OWEN MCWHIRTER, SR., 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, Charles Alan McWhirter, Executor, on or before the 25th of April, 2023 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 25th day of January, 2023

Charles Alan McWhirter, Executor

Estate of: Carl Owen McWhirter, Sr.

115 Aaron Drive Shelby, NC 28152

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author on the study. “We were able to evaluate not only the effectiveness of the two bivalent booters but also compare their effectiveness to that of monovalent boosters.”

Researchers at the Gillings School compared the incidence of severe omicron infection resulting in hospitalization or death for individuals 12 years of age or older who received a monovalent or bivalent booster dose to those who did not. The study analyzed vaccination and infection data of more than six million North Carolina residents from May to December of 2022, during

which the omicron variant’s BQ.1.1 strains were predominant in the U.S. Both the Pfizer and Moderna bivalent vaccines were included in the study, which also considered different age groups, previous infection status and the number of booster doses already received.

Booster effectiveness peaked at approximately four weeks after receipt of the booster and waned afterward. Average effectiveness against severe infection resulting in hospitalization or death over a three-month period was 25 percent for one monovalent

LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

Having qualified on 1st day of February, 2023 as Executrix of the Estate of JOHN LEE SETZER, SR., 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, Elisa Setzer Washburn, Executrix, on or before the 8th of May, 2023 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 8th day of February, 2023.

Elisa Setzer Washburn, Executrix

Estate of: John Lee Setzer, Sr. 1622 Spangler Dr. Shelby, NC 28150 KMH (2/08, 15, 22 & 3/01/2023)

LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

Having qualified on 12th day of January, 2023 as Executrix of the Estate of HESTER LEE ROBERTS, 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, Gloria Denise Roberts, Executrix, on or before the 18th of April, 2023 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 18th day of January, 2023.

Gloria Denise Roberts, Executrix

Estate of: Hester Lee Roberts 818 Surry Drive Shelby, NC 28152

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LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

Having qualified on 19th day of January, 2023 as Executrix of the Estate of TOMMY R. MANNING, 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, Kathy Hinds, Executrix, on or before the 25th of April, 2023 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 25th day of January, 2023.

Kathy Hinds, Executrix

Estate of: Tommy R. Manning 14214 Roland Ct. Woodbridge, Va. 22193

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LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

Having qualified on 24th day of January, 2023 as Executor of the Estate of GEORGIA A. PROSSER, 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, Jerome Prosser, Executor, on or before the 1st of May, 2023 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 1st day of February, 2023

Jerome Prosser, Executor

Estate of: Georgia A. Prosser

1448 Great Rd

Waxhaw, NC 28173

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booster dose and 62 percent for one bivalent booster dose.

“The increased effectiveness found in this study demonstrates why it’s important for people to protect themselves with the updated booster even if they had already gotten the original booster dose,” says Zack Moore, MD, MPH, state epidemiologist with the N.C.

Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS).

“The takeaway is that the updated booster offers significant protection against hospitalization or death from COVID19. Only a small percentage of North Carolinians have

received updated boosters so far. Hopefully, the findings of our study will encourage people to take advantage of these effective vaccines.”

Other researchers involved in this study include doctoral students Yangjianchen Xu and Yu Gu who performed the data analysis. Additional authors include Donglin Zeng, PhD, professor of biostatistics at the Gillings School, and epidemiologists from NCDHHS: Bradford Wheeler, MPH, Hayley Young, MPH, and Shadia Khan Sunny, MD, PhD.

LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA

COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

Having qualified on 26th of January, 2023 as Administrator of the Estate of KRISTY ANN HUFFMAN, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against said estate to present them to the undersigned, Jeremy Huffman, Administrator on or before the 8th of May, 2023, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the day 8th of February, 2023.

Jeremy Huffman, Administrator

Estate of Kristy Ann Huffman

126 Ferguson Dr Kings Mountain, NC 28086

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LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA

COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

Having qualified on 23rd day of January, 2023 as Executrix of the Estate of AVIS C. CLARY; AKA, AVIS CARTEE CLARY, 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, Leanne C. Clary, Executrix, on or before the 1st of May, 2023 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 1st day of February, 2023.

Leanne C. Clary, Executrix

Estate of: Avis C. Clary; aka, Avis Cartee Clary P.O. Box 493. Shelby, NC 28151

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LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

Having qualified on 12th day of January, 2023 as Co-Executrixes of the Estate of KAREN L. VINESETT; AKA; KAREN LAIL VINESETT, 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, Kyerstin Bridges, Co-Executrix and/ or Makenzi Vinesett, Co-Executrix, on or before the 18th of April, 2023 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 18th day of January, 2023.

Kyerstin Bridges, Co-Executrix

Estate of: Karen L. Vinesett; aka, Karen Lail Vinesett 1658 Union Church Road

Lawndale, NC 28090

And/or

Makenzi Vinesett, Co-Executrix

Estate of: Karen L. Vinesett; aka, Karen Lail Vinesett 705 Royster Avenue Shelby, NC 28150

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LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA

COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

Having qualified on 11th of January, 2023 as Executrix of the Estate of GEORGE LANGDON HATCH, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned at Kimberly Spicer, P.A. at 214 North Morgan Street, Shelby, North Carolina, on or before the 18th day of April, 2023 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 18th day of January, 2023.

Helen Burnham Hatch, Executrix

Counsel for the Estate KIMBERLY SPICER, P.A. 214 North Morgan Street Shelby, NC 28150 704-482-4358 KMH (1/18, 25, 2/01 & 08/2023)

Page 4B The Kings Mountain Herald | www.kmherald.com Wednesday, February 8, 2023

KMMS basketball beats East Lincoln

The Kings Mountain boys basketball team took on the Falcons from East Lincoln. Kings Mountain played its best game from start to finish, jumping out to a quick 11 to 4 lead after one quarter. Chrisitan Hill gave the Pats the lead at 3 to 0, as he hit the first of two threes from the left corner. Silas Tate chipped in

with six during the period. The second quarter saw KM grow a little cold from the field. Tate and Xavier Huthens rounded out the scoring for a Patirots 16 to 9 lead at the half.

KM's smothering defense led by Nazire Davis and KJ Bell, continued in the third period holding East to just 2 points, to extend

LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

Having qualified on 14th day of November, 2022 as Administrator CTA of the Estate of LOUISE ELIZABETH GRIGG; AKA, LOUISE EAKER GRIGG, 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, Brenton S. Begley, Administrator CTA, on or before the 25th of April, 2023 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 25th day of January, 2023.

Brenton S. Begley, Administrator CTA

Estate of: Louise Elizabeth Grigg, aka, Louise Eaker Grigg

McINTYRE ELDER LAW

233 E. Graham Street Shelby, NC 28150

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LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

Having qualified on 3rd of January, 2023 as Executrix of the Estate of RONALD GLENN CLAY; AKA, RONALD

G. CLAY, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned at McIntyre Law Firm in Shelby, North Carolina, on or before the 18th day of April, 2023 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 18th day of January, 2023.

Chella Annette Hamrick; aka, Chella Clay Hamrick, Executrix

Counsel for the Estate

McINTYRE ELDER LAW

PO Box 165 Shelby, NC 28151

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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:

MARK DONALD CAMPBELL, Deceased.

Having qualified on the 20th day of January, 2023 as Administratrix of the Estate of MARK DONALD CAMPBELL, 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 Administratrix on or before the 4th day of May, 2023 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 1st day of February, 2023

C. Andrew Neisler, Jr, Admin. CTA CLONINGER & NEISLER ATTYS

P.O. Box 515, 300 E. King Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086

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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:

JOHN CHRISTOPHER WILLETT, Deceased.

Having qualified on the 24th day of January, 2023 as Administratrix of the Estate of JOHN CHRISTOPHER WILLETT, 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 Administratrix on or before the 4th day of May, 2023 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 1st day of February, 2023

Burice Willett, Admin.

3618 George Beam Road

Shelby, NC 28150

C. Andrew Neisler, Jr CLONINGER & NEISLER ATTYS

P.O. Box 515, 300 E. King Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086

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their lead to 29 to 11. As Hutchens and Tate kept the offensive pace up, the duo combined for 12 of the Pats' 13 points. The period was led by Malachi Powell and Hill's 5 points to finish off the visiting team 38 to 19.

KM was led by:

Silas Tatee 17 points, Xavier Huthcens 8 points, Christian Hill 6 points, Na-

zire Davis 4 points, Malachi Powell 2 points, and Christian Jarrett 1 point. KMs' defense was tremendous limiting the EL's starters to just 5 points (only one field goal).

KM hit a season-high 6 three-pointers

KM is 8 and 3 overall and 7 and 2 in East Division, currently the 2nd seed.

LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

Having qualified on 10th of January, 2023 as Administratix of the Estate of SARALYN ELAINE DAVES, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned at McIntyre Elder Law in Shelby, North Carolina, on or before the 1st day of May, 2023 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 1st day of February, 2023.

Melissa Daves Ware, Administratix Counsel for the Estate McINTYRE ELDER LAW

PO Box 165 Shelby, NC 28151

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LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

Having qualified on 6th of January, 2023 as Executor of the Estate of JOHN R. HARTMAN, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned at McIntyre Elder Law in Shelby, North Carolina, on or before the 1st day of May, 2023 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 1st day of February, 2023.

Christopher Hartman, Executor

Counsel for the Estate McINTYRE ELDER LAW PO Box 165 Shelby, NC 28151

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LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATRIX

Having qualified on 12th of January, 2023 as Administratrix of the Estate of John Gregory Fink (23 E 50), deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against said estate to present them, duly verified, to A. Susan Biggers, Administratrix, Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C., 402 East Graham Street, Shelby, North Carolina 28150, on or before April 26, 2023, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 25th day of January, 2023.

A. Susan Biggers Administratrix of the Estate of John Gregory Fink Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C. 402 East Graham Street Shelby, North Carolina 28150

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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: SCOTT D. BLACKWOOD aka

SCOTT DEWAYNE BLACKWOOD, Deceased.

Having qualified on the 11th day of January, 2023 as Co-Executrices of the Estate of Scott D. Blackwood aka Scott Dewayne Blackwood, 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 Co-Executrices on or before the 20th day of April, 2023 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 18th day of January, 2023

Catherine Marie Tate, Co-Ex. 600 Landing Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086

Samantha Jeanne Tate, Co-Ex. 407 Palm Frond Drive Myrtle Beach, SC 29588

C. Andrew Neisler, Jr CLONINGER & NEISLER ATTYS

P.O. Box 515, 300 E. King Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086

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KM closes out the regular season on the road against Lincolnton middle school on Thursday.

The Patriots clinched a spot in next week's playoffs for the fourth year in a row and 7 out of the last 8 years.

LEGAL NOTICE

Notice to Creditors

Having qualified as Executrix of the Estate of William Michael Moran, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, the undersigned does hereby notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the estate of said decedent to hand deliver or mail them to the Clerk of Court for Cleveland County, North Carolina, 100 Justice Place, P.O. Box 1210, Shelby, NC 28150; A copy of the claim must be mailed to the undersigned c/o Robert T. Sawyer, II, Johannesmeyer & Sawyer, PLLC, 117 East Main Avenue, Gastonia, North Carolina 28052, on or before the 12th day of May, 2023, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the said estate will please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 8th day of February, 2023.

Sarah Warfield 4920 Kemp Road

Reisterstown, MD 21136

Executrix of Estate of William Michael Moran, Deceased.

Send Mail:

c/o Robert T. Sawyer, II

Johannesmeyer & Sawyer, PLLC

117 East Main Avenue

Gastonia, NC 28052

Cleveland County Estate File --- 23-E-90

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LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATRIX CTA

Having qualified on 20th of January 2023 as Administratrix CTA of the Estate of Thomas Floyd Wright (17 E 762), deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against said estate to present them, duly verified, to A. Susan Biggers, Administratrix CTA, Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C., 402 East Graham Street, Shelby, North Carolina 28150, on or before May 10, 2023, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate will please make immediate settlement with the undersigned. This the 8th day of February, 2023.

A. Susan Biggers Administratrix CTA of the Estate of Thomas Floyd Wright Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C. 402 East Graham Street Shelby, North Carolina 28150

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The public will take notice that the City Council of the City of Kings Mountain has called a public hearing regarding an application for rezoning.

Luke Judd, Applicant/Owner has requested an amendment to the Zoning Map of the City of Kings Mountain regarding the following:

Rezone approximately 42.89 acres, identified as Cleveland County Parcels 64023, 10910 and 64022 located on the south side of Dillon Road and southwest of the intersection with Patterson Road. The petitioner would like the property to be rezoned from Suburban Residential (SR) to Rural (RU). Case Z-22-25

The public hearing will be held at City Hall, 101 W. Gold Street, Kings Mountain, North Carolina on Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Opportunity for public input will be offered during the public hearing portion of the meeting. A copy of the application may be obtained by contacting the City of Kings Mountain Community Planning Department at 704-734-4595.

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KINGS MOUNTAIN BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING AND NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Tuesday February 21st, 2023 5:30pm

Notice is hereby given that the Kings Mountain Board of Adjustment will hold a Public Meeting and Public Hearing on Tuesday February 21, 2023 at 5:30 pm at CITY HALL in the City Council Chambers, located at 101 W Gold St Kings Mountain, NC. The meeting will hear the following case:

CASE NO. SU-23-1 Request by Julie Ratcliffe for a Special Use Permit on Gaston County Parcel 153201 located at 130 Grand View Drive.

The meeting will be open to the public for those wishing to attend.

You are receiving this letter because you own property adjacent to, or in close proximity of, the subject property located at 130 Grand View Drive.

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

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do odd jobs ($10hr). Must be able to pass criminal background check. 828-429-3075 or 828-429-

0800.

PART TIME FARM WORK. Paint fences, trim trees, barn work, weed eating, in Summer. Must have own transportation, be responsible. 828-289-4901.

GENERAL MAINTENANCE/ GROUNDSKEEPER. Must have valid drivers license. Call 704-473-4299. (704) 473-4299

ONE ON ONE CARE. Is hiring for Direct Support Professional/

DSP for full/part time on 2nd shift. Transport experience recommended not required. Apply in person at 203 Lee St, Shelby NC

SALVATION ARMY STORE has positions available in our Shelby Family Store. We need Store Clerks, a Truck Driver, and a Truck Helper. Backgrounds are required for all positions and a clean driving record for the Driver position. Please apply in person at 310 W. Dixon Blvd, Shelby, NC 28150.

PART TIME MUSICAL

WORSHIP LEADER. We are looking for a part time

Worship Leader to lead our congregation in Sunday morning musical worship.

A complete description can be obtained from our church office by calling 704-434-6771. Please send resume to SRBC, PO Box 297, Mooresboro, NC 28114. (704) 434-6771 sandyrunoffice@gmail.com

NOW HIRING LANDSCAP-

ERS FOR FULL TIME YEAR

ROUND EMPLOYMENT. Must have valid driver’s license and transportation. Over time available. (704) 473-0341

BUSINESS SERVICES

RETIRED ELEMENTARY TU-

TOR. Accepting students for help in Reading and/or Math. $13 hr. Call Kathy, (704) 6927250

BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME REPAIRS & PAINTING. Veteran offering home

FOR SALE

TRAILERS, LAWNMOWER TRAILERS, Flatbed Trailers, Enclosed Trailers, Horse and Cattle Trailers, Saddlery. Check our prices and quality before you buy. Bridges Riding Equipment. Boiling Springs, NC. 704-434-6389, (704) 473-0867 ARROWHEADS. Large selection of arrowheads. Take some or all. Price depends on the amount you buy. (573) 5445806, Polkville.

NEW CAR SHED FOR THE NEW YEAR! Single Car $288 Down from $89 month. Double $395 Down from $123.45 month. J Johnson Sales, 2690 221South, Forest City, NC (828) 245-5895

with Legacy assurance membership it will lock in the price of a casket; headstone, vault for $4,000 or urn

as $99. Don’t leave your family with a burden. Call your local rep (NC/SC) today Shelia Warthen 704-284-1106 (704) 284-1106 SReneeWarthen60@icloud.com

CLEVELAND COUNTY GARAGE DOORS. Summer Tuneup Special, $69.95. We will check all your equipment lube, make sure it’s working correctly. We repair broken doors. Also offering new installations. 704477-9119 or 704-472-9367.

YARD BUDDY. Outdoor work such as trimming bushes, small trees, spraying weeds, gutter cleaning. General property clean-up. No grass cutting or leaves. Serving Shelby & Cleveland County. (980) 2950750

JAMES BALLARD PAINTING SERVICE. Paint Kitchen Cabinets only. Pre-estimated price. References available. 828-4297511 or 828-429-3743. Ask for James.

HOMEOWNERS, CONTRACTORS, REAL ESTATE

AGENTS, need a little work?

Jackson Corbin Property Services, LLC. Specializing in small jobs/punch list. Carpentry, painting, plumbing, tile, etc. Need a hand for a day or two? Give me a call. Professional quality work, affordable prices. 828-980-1823 or email jacksoncorbin71@gmail.com

SHIPMAN’S MASONRY- 48 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Brick, Block & Stone, Outside Fireplaces, Foundations, Underpinnings. “Free Estimates”. 1st Quality Work! (863) 532-1587

FOR SALE

DEER CORN, 50 POUND BAG. $11. 55 gallon drum $65 in your drum. Callahan Farms. Cletus: 704-300-5341; Steve:

FOR SALE

WHIRLPOOL CABRIO DRYER $150. Call 704-477-4621. Leave message/text.

OLD GAMBLING MACHINE $150. Would make a good man cave piece. (704) 300-1818 kim_hopper@bellsouth.net

GLASS DISPLAY CABINET $150. I have two glass display cabinets. Can send picture by phone (704) 300-1818 kim_ hopper@bellsouth.net

1999 DODGE 1500. $800. I have ‘99 Dodge pickup, been wrecked, has some good body parts, has good 360 engine. Does not run, Parts only. (704) 300-1818 kim_hopper@bellsouth.net

KENMORE DRYER FOR SALE. In good condition. $50. (704) 484-3128

SHIPPING CRATE $35.00. I have wood shipping crates for sale with lids. I can send pictures of them. (704) 300-1818 kim_hopper@bellsouth.net

7 TON GOOSENECK 25 FOOT. Lay Flat Ramp “All Rubber Seal Lights” Tool Box & More! $12,900 OR No Credit Check Rent to Own. From $639 month. J Johnson Sales, 2690 221South, Forest City, NC (828) 245-5895

STORAGE BUILDINGS NEW, USED, REPOS “BUY, SELL, TRADE!” J Johnson Sales, Forest City, NC. (828) 2455895

TRAILER-BUY-SELLTRADE! “Must Have Title” J Johnson Sales (828) 245-5895

WE’VE GOT THE KNIVES &COINS! Jake’s Knives & Coins located at 1008 S. Lafayette St., Shelby. Call 704-6006996 (980) 295-5568

PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS with Scratch Pads! Press Room Printing. 704-482-2243. (704) 538-5788 GUNS FOR SALE. 12 gauge, 16 gauge, 20 gauge, 38, 45/410 Taurus. Call for appointment to see. 828-289-8255.

$12 pint. Produced in Rutherford County. Comb honey $24 quart. Call/text Jackson Corbin 828-980-1823.

WINSTON CIGARETTES ELECTRIC CLOCK $500. Call or email: (704) 300-1818 kim_ hopper@bellsouth.net

WOW! 2021 LOAD TRAIL GOOSENECK 10 Ton Trailer. 40Ft. Long with Mega Ramps. ONLY 1 at this price! $21,000, or $950 Down / $1040 Month. No Credit Check! Daily Cash Specials! Give use call at J Johnson Sales (828) 245-5895

BEAUTIFUL CEMETERY PLOTS, GASTON MEMORIAL. 3 Available. Will sell one at a time. Need to sell. Make offer. 919-272-5503, call/text.

CLEVELAND MEMORIAL PARK. For Sale, 4 plots beside walkway near fountain. $3333. We screen calls. Leave message and we will get back to you. (704) 472-4151

ASSORTMENT OF CHILTON REPAIR MANUALS. I have a large assortment of Chilton Auto Repair Manuals. Some are imports and trucks. Some Motor Manuals all are hard back copies. Best Offer! (704) 300-1818 kim_hopper@bellsouth.net

WANT TO BUY

BUYING OLD VIDEO GAME SYSTEMS. Looking to buy your old Nintendo, Sega, Dreamcast and Gameboy games and systems call or text me if your in the Cleveland and Gaston County, Kings Mountain, Shelby and Charlotte areas. Call Tim 661-312-6159 (661) 3126159 saveyourearth@live. com

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

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GE self-cleaning stove $150.

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How Social Security recipients stay alert to cost of living adjustment scams

Each year, the Social Security Administration (SSA) approves a cost-ofliving adjustment (COLA) for recipients of Social Security benefits and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Due to inflation, payments can increase by 8.7% this year. It’s a significant increase – the highest COLA approved in more than 40 years – and scammers are taking advantage.

If you or a loved one receive Social Security benefits, stay alert to the signs of a scam.

How the scam works: Scammers contact you by phone, text or email. This “Social Security Administration representative” claims you must apply for your cost-of-living increase. They might ask you to visit a website, send information via text or email, or speak with them on the phone to get the benefit. The scammer will ask you to verify your identity by sharing personal details, such as your full name, address or Social Security number. They may even ask for your bank account information, claiming that the representative will deposit the extra money directly into your account.

In any case, if you give your information to the person in question, they will have gained access to your most sensitive personal information, making you susceptible to identity theft. If you give up your

GWU Hoopscoming and Legacy and Legends Basketball Events Featured on Feb. 11 and 18

Programs Include Recognition of 1963 Men’s Conference Winners and Title IX Celebration

banking information, they may even be able to gain access to your money.

How to avoid Social Security scams:

• Remember, the SSA’s COLA is automatic. You don’t need to do anything to receive the increase in benefits. If someone tells you otherwise, you’re likely dealing with a scammer.

• Know how the SSA communicates. According to SSA, “If there is a problem with your Social Security number, we will mail you a letter. Generally, we will only contact you if you have requested a call or have ongoing business with us.” A call, text or email from an SSA agent out of the blue is a red flag.

• Don’t give in to threats. SSA will never threaten you with arrest or legal action. They will never suspend your Social Security number or demand payment from you. They will never ask for personal information or banking details to give you an increase in benefits. If someone demands these things or threatens you over the phone, they are not with SSA.

• When in doubt, hang up. If you suspect you might be getting scammed, stop all communications. Visit Medicare.gov to research or call 1-800-MEDICARE to confirm that the correspondence is legitimate before acting.

The Gardner-Webb University Office of Alumni Relations has planned a full week for HOOPSCOMING in February. Alumni, former athletes, and friends are invited to return to campus for two special events on Feb. 11 and 18.

“We are eager to have our alumni and friends back in Paul Porter Arena for Hoopscoming 2023,” asserted Director of Alumni Relations Leah Clevenger. “For our athletes, there is nothing better than having a packed house! The school spirit and energy that our alumni and friends bring, particularly our basketball and cheer alumni, make for an exciting atmosphere for our Runnin’ Bulldogs. We want to see everyone in their red, black, and bulldog for Hoopscoming on Feb. 11 as well as Legacy & Legends on Feb. 18.”

The program on Feb. 11 begins with lunch at noon in Bost Gym. A special feature is the recognition of the men’s team of 1963 on the 60th anniversary of their conference win. During lunch, team member and GWU Trustee, Tom Watson, will speak about the excitement of that big win for Gardner-Webb. Guests will also hear from coaches, Women’s Basketball Alumna, Linda Cody Shelton ’78, as well as Cheer Alumna, Molly McKinney Huss ’12. Then, everyone will attend the men’s game vs. Campbell at 2 p.m. that includes recognition of groups at various timeouts. All men’s basketball alumni will be recognized during one timeout, and the team of ’63 will have a distinct recognition at another. The cost for lunch and the game is $20. Register here.

On Feb. 18, the program is “Legacy & Legends: Women’s Basketball Celebrates Title IX.” The event starts at 2 p.m. in Stewart Hall. Heavy

hors d’oeuvres will be served, and Women’s Head Coach Alex Simmons will speak along with Lauren Bevis, recently named Big South Conference women’s basketball Co-Player of the Week and the program’s all-time leader in career three-pointers made in the Division I era. Alumni and friends will also have an opportunity to meet all the women’s basketball team members and coaching staff. A behind the scenes tour of the team and facilities will be offered. The game against UNC-Asheville starts at 4 p.m. in Paul Porter Arena.

Women’s basketball alumni will have the honor of “building a human tunnel” for the starting five and special seating behind the bench as guests of Simmons. They will be recognized at halftime and receive a Title IX celebration T-shirt. The cost for the program and the game is $20. Register here. Auxiliary aids will be made available to persons with disabilities upon request 10 working days prior to the event. Please call 704-406-4270 or email disabilityservices@ gardner-webb.edu with your request.

GWU President Dr. William Downs Selected as VP of Big South Executive Committee

Downs Dedicated to Student-Athlete Excellence in the Classroom, on the Field and in the Community Big South Conference Commissioner Kyle B. Kallander announced Wednesday (Jan. 18) that Gardner-Webb University President Dr. William Downs has been selected to serve as Big South Vice President of the

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Executive Committee. Since September 2022, Downs has served on the Executive Committee as at At-Large Member.

By serving in this leadership role, Downs elevates Gardner-Webb’s involvement and commitment to the Big South Conference and its student-athletes.

“Everyone who works with me knows how passionate I am about the success of our student-athletes at Gardner-Webb,” Downs shared. “For the Runnin’ Bulldogs to be successful, we must be part of a strong, nimble, and innovative conference. As vice president of the Big South

Executive Committee, I am committed to enhancing the competitive standing of all our member institutions across the full range of sports in which we compete. There’s so much uncertainty presently swirling around the world of NCAA athletics, and in the Big South we have to mitigate the distractions by rededicating ourselves to student-athlete excellence in all its forms—in the classroom, on the fields of competition, and in the community. If we do that, there will indeed be big times ahead for the Big South.”

Matt vandenBerg, president at Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C., has agreed to serve

in the At-Large position on the Executive Committee through the remainder of this academic year. Gardner-Webb Vice President and Director of Athletics Dr. Andrew T. Goodrich said Downs is highly regarded in the conference. “On behalf of all the Athletic Directors in the Big South, we are excited to see Dr. Downs enter into this leadership role,” Goodrich observed. “His vision and guidance will prove effective as we enter this new era of NCAA governance.”

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GWU campus in 2019, Downs has enthusiastically supported the University’s over 600 student-athletes and 22 NCAA Division I teams. He also led the first athletics brand update in more than 35 years.

Downs’ career spans over two decades of service in higher education.

Before GWU, he was dean of the Thomas Harriot College of Arts & Sciences at East Carolina University

(ECU) in Greenville, N.C. He had been at ECU since 2014 and was also the W. Keats Sparrow Distinguished Chair in the Liberal Arts and a professor of political science. He’s also held positions at Georgia State University and was a research fellow at Harvard University’s Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies.

A Raleigh, N.C., native, Downs earned his Bachelor

of Arts in political science (with a minor in journalism) from North Carolina State University (Raleigh) in 1988, and his Master of Arts (‘90) and Doctoral (‘94) degrees in political science from Emory University (Atlanta). Downs is married to Kimberly Harwood Downs, and they have two children, Rachel and Bradley.

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Dear Al, Unfortunately, about two-thirds of U.S. retirees don’t have dental insurance today. Without coverage from traditional Medicare, and with private dental insurance typically costing too much to be feasible, most seniors are stuck paying full out-of-pocket prices every time they visit a dentist. While there’s no one simple solution to affordable dental care there are a variety of options that can help cut your costs. Here’s where to look.

Medicare Advantage: While dental services are mostly excluded under original Medicare, many Medicare Advantage plans do provide coverage for dental care, but it’s usually very limited. Medicare Advantage plans are government

approved health plans (usually HMOs and PPOs) sold by private insurance companies that you can choose in place of original Medicare. To shop and research Advantage plans in your area visit Medicare.gov/plan-compare or call 800-633-4227.

Dental insurance: If you have gum problems and need extensive dental care, a dental insurance plan may be worth the costs versus paying for care yourself. Monthly premiums for individual plans range from about $20 to $80. A typical plan includes two or three cleanings and checkups per year, but these plans will likely have a waiting period – anywhere from a few months to a few years – before coverage for more expensive procedures kicks in. To find dental plans in your area, see eHealthInsurance.com.

Dental savings plans: While savings plans aren’t as comprehensive as insurance, they are a good option for those who don’t have

dental insurance. How this works is you pay an annual membership fee – around $80 to $200 a year – in exchange for 10 to 60 percent discounts on service and treatments from participating dentists. To find a savings plan, go to DentalPlans. com (or 888-632-5353) where you can search for plans and participating dentists, as well as get a breakdown of the discounts offered.

Veterans’ benefits: If you’re a veteran enrolled in the VA health care program or are a beneficiary of the Civilian Health and Medical Program (CHAMPVA), the VA offers a dental insurance program that gives you the option to buy dental insurance through Delta Dental and MetLife at a reduced cost. The VA also provides free dental care to vets who have dental problems resulting from service. To learn more about these options, visit VA.gov/ dental or call 877-222-8387.

Cheaper dental care: Because prices can vary by dentist, one way to ensure you get a good deal on

your dental care is to call multiple provides and compare prices. To get an idea of what different dental procedures cost in your area, see FairHealthConsumer.org. If you’re paying cash, it’s also perfectly reasonable to ask your dentist for a discount.

There are also a number health centers and clinics that provide low-cost dental care to those in need. And all university dental schools and college dental hygiene programs offer dental care and cleanings for less than half of what you would pay at a dentist’s office. Students who are supervised by their professors provide the care. See TeethWisdom.org to search for a center, clinic or school near you. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book.

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