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Albemarle Lithium invites citizens to community meeting on March 28 By Loretta Cozart Albemarle Lithium invites the public to a community meeting on March 28 at 7 p.m. at City Hall in Kings Mountain to discuss the possibility of reopening the lithium mine just behind the Gateway Trail/ Hounds property along Battleground Avenue. The original mine was open from the 1940s until it closed in the 1980s. It went by various names over the years, Foote Mineral, most recently Rockwell Lithium, which was acquired by Albemarle Lithium. The company’s property stretches from the Gateway Trail down to Tin Mine Road and is bounded on

both sides by Battleground Avenue and I-85. That property encompasses approximately eight hundred acres. Another four hundred acres lies across I-85 on Galilee Church Road, North of Carolina Power Partners. The demand for lithium for energy storage has skyrocketed due to the nation’s goal to make significant strides toward electronic vehicles by 2030, and the increasing popularity of Electronic Vehicles (EVs). Recently, Toyota announced its Greensboro-Randolph Megasite, where Toyota will build a $1.29 billion, first-of itskind battery factory to meet demand for its growing

The lithium mine in Kings Mountain has been closed since the mid-1980s, but the new owners are considering reopening it and want the public’s input at a scheduled community meeting. (Photo provided) fleet of electric and hybrid vehicles. Manufacturers are now looking for a U.S. supply chain for lithium. And

Kings Mountain’s Lithium deposits are ranked among the top ten in the world. During the community

meeting, Albemarle Lithium will share with citizens the history of the mine. The company will soon begin a

viability study to determine if they should resume mining in the original mine to See MEETING, Page 5A

Citizens attend second Project South meeting By Loretta Cozart

Brianna Baity is currently tied for second in her class for the national championship and rides a Yamaha Raptor 125. Photo by Mark Baity

Baity to compete in world’s premier off-road racing series event Kings Mountain resident Brianna Baity will compete with the best off-road racers in the world on Saturday, March 26. The 10-year-old ATV racer will compete at the Tiger Run GNCC, in nearby Cross Anchor, SC, round four of the 13-stop Grand National Cross Country Series presented by Specialized, an AMA National Championship. More than 1,500 racers are expected to compete over the weekend, as the event includes four-wheeled ATV racing on Saturday and dirt bikes on Sunday. Classes range from riders as

BRIANNA BAITY young as four and as old as the 60-plus divisions. The top GNCC pro classes feature some of the world’s top riders, including talent from England, Europe, and Australia. See BAITY, Page 5A

The second informational meeting for Project South, the proposed wastewater treatment facility in the Dixon Community, was held Tuesday, March 15 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Senior Center in Kings Mountain. Citizens from the Dixon Community and other impacted areas questioned municipal employees from Grover and Kings Mountain, along with consulting engineers, regarding the placement of rights-ofways and planning behind the location of the proposed project. Not all attendees left the meeting satisfied. Most guest questioned the placement of pump stations and the location of the wastewater treatment plant itself. That decision has not yet been made. Other residents are concerned for the type of waste the project will process, along with odors the plant produces. The new wastewater treatment plant will allow for further growth in Kings Mountain and the Town of Grover and facilitate expansion of both industrial and residential growth in that area. According to Assistant City Manager Nick Hendricks, no other meetings are planned to discuss the project at this time. Hendrick also explained in an See PROJECT, Page 5

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KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – Jessie Mae Bishop Timms, 92, of Kings Mountain, NC, went to be with her Savior and Lord on March 17, 2022 at Caromont Hospital in Gastonia, NC. She was born In McMinn County, Athens, Tennessee, the daughter of the late James O’Neal Bishop and Verdie Mae Bishop. She was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Clifton E. Timms; her son, Ronald Clifton Timms;stepson, Joel A. Timms; daughters-in-law, Wanda Ross Timms and Darlene Bailey Timms; brother James Charles Franklin Bishop and sister Bertha Bishop. Jessie was a dedicated lifelong member at Macedonia Baptist Church, serving in numerous capacities and teaching the Dorcas Sunday School Class for approximately 20 years. She was a humble servant and generous with her time and talents, faithful to serve as Christ led her. She was very faithful to her Savior, family, and friends. She retired from Park Yarn Mills/Glenn Raven after 46 plus years of service. Her loving kindness and servanthood will be greatly missed by her family and many friends. Jessie is survived by her husband, Earl R. Timms of the home for over 26 years, living in Winter Haven, Florida for approximately 9 years before returning to Kings Mountain, NC in 2004; children: Morris E. Timms (Debbie) of Blythewood, SC; Gail Timms Smith (Mike) of Kings Mountain, NC, Allen R. Timms (Karen) of Floria; siblings: Kay Bishop, James Bishop, Viola Bishop, Brenda Bishop and Patricia Bishop; grandchildren: Dana T. Canoutas (Troy); Angel Smith Jenkins (Chris); Michelle T. Walker (Dale); Brian S. Timms (Jodi); Michael W. Smith (Jaime); Wendy T. Carswell (Worth); Kamie T. Russell (Carlton), Erica T. Woods (Ronnie), Amanda Powell (Brandon) and Matthew Timms (Baily); greatgrandchildren: Brittney York, Joshua Timms, Trena Jay, Ashley Meyers, Jamie York, Dylan Mayberry, Jessica Pettit, Brandon Timms, Matthew Timms, Matthew Jenkins, Skylar Smith, Ethan Timms, Ryne Smith, Isaiah Hernandez, Jaydin Hernandez, Liam Hernandez, Leo Powell, Raidon Powell, Lillyanna Powell and Autumn Woods; and 14 great-great grandchildren. Funeral service was held on Monday, March 21, 2022, at at 11:00 AM at First Baptist Church, Kings Mountain, NC. Dr. Chip Sloan and Michael Horne officated. Visitation was at 10:00 - 10:50 AM on Monday, March 21, 2022 prior to the service in the Stained Glass Room at First Baptist Church. Interment was held in Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain, NC. Guest register is available at: www.harrisfunerals. com. Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain, NC is in charge of arrangements.

KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – Dr. Jerry Lee Eskridge of Kings Mountain, NC died peacefully at Robin House Hospice in Gastonia on February 13th, 2022. He was 83. He was preceded in death by his father, Paul Herman Eskridge; his mother, Mabel Irene Eskridge; his sister Myra Eskridge Morrison, and brother-in-law, Carl Lee Morrison, Jr. Jerry was born on February 7th, 1939 in Toluca, North Carolina at Edwards Clinic. He had one sister, Myra Eskridge Morrison. Jerry grew up in Double Shoals, NC. In grade school Jerry quickly formed a lifelong friendship with close friends loosely dubbed “The Gang”. As adults with families, they held annual reunions, Christmas celebrations, and beach trips. He attended Shelby High School playing both basketball and football. He graduated in 1957. Jerry attended UNC Chapel Hill and earned his undergrad in Industrial Relations. After college he enlisted and served two years in the U.S. Army. Jerry and his future wife, Lynn, met up on a summer beach trip and started to date in 1960. He was stationed at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. While on weekend leave, Jerry would often hitchhike to Greensboro to spend time with Lynn who was attending Women’s College of Greensboro. He and Lynn married on March 28th, 1965. After two years of managing at Fiber Industries, Jerry felt a calling to care for animals. Dr. Ted Westmoreland mentored and encouraged Jerry to go to vet school. He attended NC State University to earn his Pre-Med degree in 1971. Jerry then attended the University of Georgia in Athens to earn his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1975. Under the encouragement of his mentor, Jerry opened his own veterinary practice in nearby Kings Mountain in 1977. Dr. Eskridge practiced veterinary medicine for over 40 years at his own practice, Kings Mountain Animal Hospital. He cared for countless animals for the entire community with a warm heart for cold noses. Along with an affinity for animals, he was a lifelong UNC Tarheel fan. Jerry adored college basketball and never missed a single ball game. His sense of humor was second to none as he loved cracking clever jokes and making others laugh. For decades he played tennis with friends weekly and attended a few US Opens. When he wasn’t working 6 days a week, he would take Sunday drives in his 1974 Triumph TR6 or as he called it, “little red car”. An avid reader and lover of history, Jerry was a virtual encyclopedia on World War II, naming off random battles and skirmishes. He had a passion for sailing, and although time rarely permitted, his good friend G.K. Howard encouraged him to come along on many sailing trips in the Virgin Islands. Jerry was a member of Kings Mountain Rotary Club since 1977. He participated in their backpack pro-

■ POLICE gram that began 10 years ago. It has fed 350,500 children locally. Jerry was also a member of First Presbyterian Church of Kings Mountain. The most important thing to him was family and their well-being. After family get togethers, he wouldn’t rest easy until all of his adult kids had made it to their respective homes safely. Extremely generous, one of his favorite sayings was “We’re all in this together.” He loved spending time with his family, stating, “It doesn’t matter where we go, as long as we are together.” At family gatherings he thoroughly enjoyed listening to his family play songs on guitar, piano, and fiddle. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Lynn, one daughter, Elizabeth Eskridge of Wendell, NC, two sons, Rame Eskridge and Will Eskridge, a daughterin-law, Marie Eskridge, one grandson, Doc Wolfgang Eskridge of Athens, GA, and his dog, Mattie. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm March 26, 2022 at the Chapel of Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home & Crematory. The family will receive friends following the service. A private interment was held at Sunset Cemetery in Shelby. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for memorial donations to Children’s Homes of Cleveland County, Cleveland County Animal Services,, or Robin Johnson House, Online condolences may be made at Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the family.

Pine, NC; siblings: Jeanette Clemons (Sherman), Polkville, NC, Harold Grindstaff (Margaret), Old Fort, NC and Ralph Grindstaff (Judy), Kings Mountain, NC; grandchildren: Katlyn and Cole Truesdale, Michael, Hunter, Sam, and Brandon Cody, Chris Garland, and Angie Hedrick; 10 great -grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren; a host of loving nieces and nephews; special friends: Allison (Jody) Champion, and Brenda Boyd. A graveside service was held on Friday, March 18, 2022 at 2:00 PM at Mountain Rest Cemetery with Pastor Carroll Brackett officiating. Interment was held in Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain, NC. Guest register is available at: Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain, NC is in charge of arrangements.

Audrey Grindstaff Truesdale Cody

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KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – Audrey Grindstaff Truesdale Cody, 71, of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away peacefully on March 14, 2022 at her home. She was born in McDowell County, NC, daughter of the late Fate Morgan and Maggie Thomas Grindstaff. Audrey was a member of Patterson Grove Baptist Church. She retired from the State of North Carolina DMV where she served as a drivers license hearings officer. Audrey enjoyed camping and spending time with her family and friends. After her retirement, Audrey served the community as a member of the Kings Mountain Planning and Zoning Committee. She was fond of shopping and loved spoiling her grandchildren. Audrey was a wonderful wife, mother, sister, and grandmother to her many grandchildren. Her love, kindness, and warmth will be missed dearly by everyone who knew and loved her. She is survived by her husband of 38 years: Glen H. Cody, of the home; sons: Bart Truesdale (Joan), Shelby, NC, and Joe Cody (Tina), Kings Mountain, NC; daughter: Glenda Garland (Lee), Spruce


CCSO assist in arrest for Rutherford County On Tuesday, March 15, members of the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office assisted the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office in the apprehension of Matthew Donte Young. Young was wanted for shooting into an occupied dwelling and possession of firearm by a convicted felon. He was also wanted for questioning in other unrelated felony matters.

By Loretta Cozart American Legion Unit 155 announced their Spring Fling Craft and Vendor show scheduled for Saturday, April 2 from noon until 7 p.m. and the Post at 613 E. Gold Street in Kings Mountain. More than 25 local vendors have already signed-up and all spaces have been filled. Come support local veterans and artists. Concessions will be available for the event.

ARRESTS MARCH 7: Pamela Diane Adams, 35, Dallas, driving while license revoked, damage to personal property, $5,000 secured bond. MARCH 9: Rebecca Mead Smith, 46, Kings Mountain, order for arrest, failure to appear, two counts, $3,500 secured bond. MARCH 9: Jason Ryan Brock, 120 Belmar Road, probation violation, misdemeanor, $15,000 secured bond. MARCH 9: Thomas Hathway Lytle, 58, Durham, second degree trespassing, criminal summons. MARCH 13: Gregory Dean Young, 55, 107 Branchwood Circle, driving while license revoked, $4, 000 secured bond; larceny, criminal summons. MARCH 13: Samuel Austin Blake Mize, 26, DWI, $2,500 unsecured bond. MARCH 15: Larry Dean Logan, 55, 609 N. Cansler Street, communicating threats, written promise. MARCH 17: Brandel William Lowe, 33, Madison, DWI, driving while license revoked, no bond. INCIDENTS MARCH 2: A resident of Palace Point, reported a break-in and theft from an automobile of a laptop computer valued at $800. MARCH 8: A resident of Morris Street reported damage to a door frame. MARCH 9: BB Auto Sales, 405 Margrace Road, reported larceny of a black 2005 Subaru Baja truck valued at $7,000. MARCH 5: A resident of Pinehurst Drive reported identity theft. MARCH 14 Innovative Pool Design, 836 E. King Street, reported larceny of three catalytic converters from vehicles. WRECKS MARCH 10: Officer Herndon reported minor damage to vehicles in the parking lot of Kings Oak Circle operated by Jasmine Greer, 110 Kings Oak Circle 2004 and Rosamond Good, 5075 Pennington Lane, operating a 2014 Chevrolet. MARCH 11: Officer Buddy Black reported minor damage to vehicles operated by Brandy Detter, 205 Cranford Drive, and Harold Whiteside, Spartanburg, SC, in the line to pick up children at North Elementary School. MARCH 14: Officer Herndon cited Zachary Hester, High Sholas, with failure to decrease speed to avoid a collision, after Hester, operating a 2007 Honda, rear-ended a 2014 Chevrolet operated by Glenda Horton, 116 Goodall Drive on NC 161. Property damage was estimated at $4,000. CITATIONS MARCH 1 Jordan Wesley Clemons, 424 Fulton Street, revoked license, expired tag, no vehicle inspection, rear lamps violation. MARCH 1: Cartisa Kay Lackey, 50, 303 W. Mountain Street, revoked license, no vehicle insurance, no registration. MARCH 6: Kynotta Latroy Smith, 44, 102 S. Carpenter Street, revoked license, expired tag, no inspection.

MARCH 7: Miranda: Jean Lipscomb, 43, 612 Charles Street 46, revoked license. MARCH 10: Daniel Scott Moore, 38, 142 Cambridge Oak Circle 205, revoked license, expired tag, no new certificate of title, no vehicle inspection. MARCH 10: Mary Ruth Brock, 44, 120 Belmar Road, expired tag. MARCH 10: Danny Eugene Dixon, 32, 1910 Shelby Road, fictitious tag. MARCH 10: Michael Lynn Winstead, 60, 606 Bridges Drive, expired tag, no vehicle registration, no certificate of title. MARCH 11: Crystal Hudson Davis, 48, 101 Stowe Acres, no operator’s license. MARCH 11: Khadijah Keilonni Watkins, 27, 19 Chesterfield Court, revoked license. MARCH 12: Glinda Bridges Schoener, 48, 105 Mail Road 4, expired tag. MARCH 12: Courtney Leigh Lanier, 24, 921 Margrace Road, revoked license, expired tag. MARCH 12: Robin Taylor Edison, 60, 201 Orr Terrace, no vehicle inspection. MARCH 12: Raashid Abdul Hinton, 36, Grover, stop light violation. MARCH 13: James T. Shue, 43, 820 Oak Grove Road, parking in a fire lane. MARCH 14: Mustafa Dajron Howie, 28, 612 Charles Street 38, speeding, revoked license, careless driving. MARCH 14: Brandi Sheppard Crocker, 48, Grover, speeding, revoked license, careless driving. MARCH 14: Tydetta Brown, 39, 307 S. Cherokee Street, speeding, careless driving in a school zone. MARCH 14: William Larry Bradley, 30, 1 41 Unity Church Road, no liability insurance. MARCH 15: Jody Daren Carr, 500 Phenix Street, revoked license. MARCH 15: Chastity Michelle Singleton, 35, 711 Sandalwood Lane, revoked license. MA RCH 15: David Monroe Lockridge Jr., 42, 2462 Cobb Drive, no vehicle registration, borrowed tag, no vehicle insurance. MARCH 15: Billy Eugene Robinson III, 30, 227 Bannock Street, speeding, careless driving. MARCH 15: Johanna Zaka Johnson, 39, 111 N. Tracy Street, no liability insurance. MARCH 15: Ryan Shane Alexander, 50, 102 S. Watterson Street, revoked license, borrowed license plate, suspended license, failure to apply for new certificate of title, mirror violation, no vehicle registration. MARCH Lisa Brazell Manning, 54, 104 Valentine Road, expired tag, no vehicle inspection. MARCH 15: Janet Sirmons Neal, 63, 815 Bethlehem Road 15, revoked license. MARCH 16: Jasmine Patricia Gorhan, 33, 115 Miranda Lane 6, expired tag.

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Shelby mayor speaks at chamber luncheon By Loretta Cozart City of Shelby Mayor Stan Anthony brought members the State of the City address in his half-hour presentation to the Cleveland County Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, March 16 at 11:30 a.m. at the Earl Scruggs Center in Shelby. Executive Director of the Earl Scruggs Center Mary Beth Martin welcomed guests to the host venue, followed by remarks given by paying sponsor Damon Scott. Members gathered for networking until 12:15, when lunch was served. The monthly chamber meeting affords members the opportunity to network, meet new members, and gain knowledge Jewel Reavis speaks about Southern Arts Society events from speakers on current issues as Christine Cobb looks on. that are important to the business community. nership with NC Works, the chamber also Other chamber events throughout the sponsors a Career Cafe. Chamber memmonth includes an Ambassador’s Meeting, bers receive a table for display, collateral a Membership Matters for new members, for employment inquiries at no charge, and an Ambassador Mixer, Lunch and Learn provides a private office for interviews. on pertinent topics, and a Business After For more information about chamber Hours event. activities or membership, call 704-487The first Friday of the month, in part- 8521.

Kings Mountain City Councilman Keith Miller listens as Shelby City Manager Rick Howell speaks. (Photos provided)

Shelby Mayor Stan Anthony gives a presentation during the chamber’s luncheon. Photos Cleveland County Chamber of Commerce.

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Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance. –George Bernard Shaw

Pieces of Kings Mountain History Average gas prices in North Carolina were $2.42 in January LORETTA of 2020. COZART Since then, prices have been on a steady increase. With the threat of war in Ukraine, gas prices are now soaring. Prices are so high consumers are smart to check gas prices daily at local stations and buy when a price drop is seen. According to AAA, gas prices in NC have been on a steady decline since March 14. “Since Monday, the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline has decreased by four cents to $4.28. According to new data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), total domestic gasoline stocks fell by

3.6 million for a billion barrels to 241 million for a billion barrels last week. Gasoline demand also decreased slightly from 8.96 million barrels a day to 8.94 million barrels a day.” According to them, the drop in gas demand is contributing to price decreases, but the recent reversal in oil prices is creating greater downward pressure on pump prices. If the oil price continues to decline, pump prices will likely follow suit. Nonetheless, insecurity of gas prices has caused many Americans to take matters into their own hands. We have seen high gas prices fluctuate throughout the last 50years. In 1974, a gas embargo caused local gas prices to skyrocket, hitting a whopping 55cents a gallon! The na-

tion panicked. As a result of the embargo, people began buying gasoline and storing it in unsafe ways. It is happening again as people are filling milk jugs and other inappropriate storage containers with gas. Watching national news last week, a couple was seen filling a child’s wading pool with gas, only to have a large amount of it spill out as they left the gas station. The challenge with gas is that it is volatile and, if stored incorrectly, can explode. It is not worth a few cents to risk your, or your families lives, to save a penny. There are proper gas storage containers that can be purchased at most retailers. Do your research. Find out what storage methods are available to you and purchase according to your

needs. Also keep in mind that gas formulations change before warmer weather, which also drives up gas costs. So, anticipate prices will increase in the next month or so. It is better to consider ways to cut your gas usage. If you can walk a few blocks to run an errand or visit a friend, do

so. You will get in better shape and save some money. Or consider downloading an app like GetUpSide, or others. The GetUpSide app allows you to check gas prices near you for the best prices. Of course, you want to support local businesses first, so expand the search to

include the entire area around Kings Mountain. Shop smart, buy local, and do your homework before you need gas. If you can drive a mile out of your way to save on the cost of a gallon of gas, it might be worth it. Do the math and take control of what you spend for gas each week.


Looking Back Ukrainian and American pain – We must unplug from Russia and China

This interesting ad was run by B.F. Maner in the Kings Mountain Herald on December 31, 1975. The ad itself speaks to a simpler time when a small-town insurance agency reached out to the public for help in determining the truth between two conflicting stories after a car accident. It is not possible to determine which driver was at fault, but the ad shows how the local agency went the extra mile for their customer. It is also interesting that the ad does not argue one side of the story or the other. Instead, the agency took the position of helping pay the innocent driver if their client was at fault. Now, that is smart advertising! Photo Herald Archive

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Unclaimed property funds are turned over to the NC Treasurer for safekeeping. These funds consist of bank accounts, wages, utility deposits, insurance policy proceeds, stocks, bonds, and contents of safe deposit boxes that typically have been abandoned for one to five years. Funds become unclaimed because the com-

pany loses track of the consumer, due to an incorrect address or other missing information. By law, these funds are escheated, or turned over, to the Department of State Treasurer for safekeeping. As new funds are added, the NC Cash database is updated, which means that your name could be listed

right now. Once it was quite complicated to claim your money. Recent changes to the process make the process easier now. Your name may be on the list, so check it out here. It’s free! To check to see if you have unclaimed money, visit: what-unclaimed-property

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America is no longer buying energy or vodka from Russia. Russians can Glenn Mollette no longer Guest Editorial buy a McDonald’s hamburger. They can’t pay for their gasoline with a Visa, Mastercard or even an American Express card. One thousand Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurants have ceased operations in Russia. How tough can life become? For a better picture of a tough life watch some of the news clips played daily on most television stations. See what the Russians are doing each day to Ukraine. Hospitals are bombed. Babies are murdered. Cities no longer exist. Tens of thousands have been killed by the Russian army. Speculations continue to be expressed among politicians and journalists that Russia may be guilty of war crimes. This seems like a bad joke. Russia has been guilty of war crimes from day one. They don’t care who they kill or how they kill the innocent people of Ukraine. They will

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use any kind of bomb or chemical to accomplish President Vladimir Putin’s evil whim to bring Ukraine under Russian rule. They will even accept weapons from China. Hopefully we will never buy another thing from Russia. In the meantime, the remnant still battling the Russian army needs the full support of NATO in weapons, money and humanitarian aid. Sadly, for the thousands who have already been killed it’s too little, too late. While we are unplugging trade with Russia we must act accordingly toward China. China is not our friend. Just like Russia, we have made China rich with billions of dollars in trade each year. Plus, America is in debt, over a trillion dollars, to China. Stores across America must put American businesses back to work by buying as many American-made products as possible. China has been eyeing Taiwan the same way Russia has been eyeing Ukraine. If Russia successfully takes Ukraine and can survive the aftermath, look for China to invade Taiwan. China will then control



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MEETING From Page 1A start. In addition, they plan to discuss details on permitting and drilling and community input is a part of that process. Alex Thompson, VP, Lithium Resources said, “It is important we do things in the right way according to the most responsible mining standards out there. We want to work collaboratively for the best

outcome to make people aware and invite community participation.” Another part of the process is to conduct an environmental study and resource characterization to determine what product remains in the mine. According to Glen Merfield, Chief Technology Officer for Albemarle Lithium in Kings Mountain, “In my opinion, the Ford F-150 is an EV game changer. In the beginning, EVs focused on fuel economy. With the Ford F-150,

the focus shifted to performance.” “Here in Kings Mountain, we have a Technology Center for Advanced Material Development (built in 2012). There we have our R&D organization that focuses on advanced, or novel forms, of lithium to make batteries even better. Automobile manufacturers are asking how we can make batteries have longer range.” “In July of 2021, we announced our new Battery Materials Innovation

Center (BMIC) where we produce two key products: forms of lithium salts and forms of lithium metal used in products like hearing aids and pacemakers utilizing single-use lithium batteries. We are working on different metals for the future of rechargeable lithium batteries that will perform 50 percent farther,” Merfield said. “This is a big deal and opens up a lot of application space.” Beginning September 2, 2021, Albemarle Lithium announced it had begun an independent, thirdparty assessment using the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance’s (IRMA) Standard for Re-

Page 5A sponsible Mining at the company’s lithium brine extraction site, located in Northern Chile in the Salar de Atacama. While the Kings Mountain is a hard rock mine, the standards for IRMA remain the same for the assessment. IRMA is globally considered the most comprehensive and rigorous certification standard for assurance of responsible mining. The organization specifies objectives and requirements with the greatest depth, breadth, and specificity for environmentally and socially responsible mining practices. According to a press release from Albemarle

Lithium, prior to beginning the independent audit with ERM CVS, Albemarle was the first lithium producer to complete and submit IRMA’s self-assessment process at the Salar Plant in February 2021. The third-party assessment covers 26-areas, including water management, human rights, greenhouse gas emissions, fair labor, and terms of work. Public input plays a significant role in IRMA certification. Albemarle Lithium anticipates the need for two hundred new employees once the mine becomes fully operational.

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the same story of giants who descended from the sky. Mostly red-haired, six fingers and toes with 2 rows of teeth. They seized the women, impregnating them and most of these women did not survive childbirth. The giants became warlike and cannibalistic. The tribes fought but were not always successful. The war continued till a great flood took the giants away. There isn’t space here to catalogue all this history, but you can check out Judiculla Rock in Sylva, NC, all across the US from America’s Stonehenge in New Hampshire to Lovelock Cave, Nevada.

T h e biblical record of the Nephilim (giants) is irrefutable.They Roger R. were/ Woodard, ThD. are the Senior Pastor d e s c e n - Family Worship Center dants of the fallen angels (Gen. 6:2-4) and daughters of men. Further, their remains have been discovered around the world and from coast to coast in the U.S. Virtually every native American tribe has much

What’s this about? The war of Genesis 3:15, the serpent’s attempt to corrupt the bloodline of Jesus with hybrids and deceive Christ’s followers (Rev. 12: 17). Today’s attempt is more advanced but is no less based on strong deception (Gen. 3:4-5/Matt.24:4-5, 11, 24/ Jn. 8:44-47/Rev. 13:14). Thru A.I., (artificial intelligence), brain implants and chip technology, the elites (self-described) of World Economic Forum, Davos Agenda, and others are offering a pain and sickness free life and the ability to live, if not forever, at least 400-500 years

and a return to Eden like existence without a need for God. Indeed, we’ll be our own gods. It is those elites, who possess the technology. They can hack the chips, control them and by doing so control the population. If you think this is science fiction you are not informed or paying attention. You will become wards of the collective. You will own nothing and be happy. You will lose your humanity, freedom of choice, and your soul. You will forget what it means to be human. Hybrids, part machine, part human, but eventually neither, lost for eternity (Rev. 14:9-11).

Who are these diabolical schemers? Some out front are: Klaus Swabb, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Al Gore, MuKesh Ambani, Lawrence Fink, Christine Lagard, Yo Yo Ma, Queen Rania of Jordan, David Rubenstein, Heizo Talkenaka, Zhu Min, just to name a few and many more behind the scenes. An often overlooked prophecy in Nebuchadnezzar’s dream, the final, end time kingdom (Dan. 2:43) . . . “they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men”: but they shall not cleave to one another, even as iron is not mixed with clay”. This begs the

question who mingles themselves with the seed of men? Hybrids, those who will comply with the end time agenda of the old serpent. “As in the days of Noah were so shall the coming of the Son of man be”. (Matt. 24:37) What should my response be? Well, if Jesus Christ is your Savior, “look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh” (Lk. 21:28). Remember “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven, given among men, whereby we must be saved” (Acts. 4:12).

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

Oak Grove Baptist Church 1022 Oak Grove Rd. • Kings Mountain, NC Long Creek Presbyterian Church 701 Long Creek Road 704-629-4406

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

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

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

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


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Girl Talk Ministry holds prom dress program with CCS By Loretta Cozart Last Fall, Tiana Roberts started Girl Talk Ministry, a program that allows minority girls to discuss everyday life challenges and empower one another on ways to rise above adversities. The program allows adolescent girls to transform their mind and enhance a better life through Christ. We caught up with Tiana last weekend to learn about a new event she is facilitating with Cleveland County Schools. Tiana told the Herald, “Whenever you follow His will for your life, He will make sure what you need will come to you, or that you are attracted to people you need in order to fulfill the calling He has for you.” Recently, she became reacquainted with a person she had known years before, a woman who had her own organization. Due to COVID, that woman’s path changed. The two exchanged numbers and went on their way. Months later, the woman called saying she had 20 prom dresses she needed to give away. Tiana thought, “What am I going to do with 20 prom dresses?” So, she reached out to counselors at Kings Mountain High School for suggestions. When she did not hear back, she reached out to counselors at Shelby High School who suggested

TIANA ROBERTS she sponsor an event. She discussed the idea with the clinical supervisor for her licensure who suggested she use the event to broach other important topics like safety recommendations and etiquette. “By the grace of

God, everyone was in my ear at that moment,” Tiana said. But she did not stop with just 20 dresses. She posted a flyer on social media, and before she knew it, people started donating. Eventually she collected over 90

Girls Who Code program at the library By Loretta Cozart Mauney Memorial Library announced a special program for girls, called Girls Who Code, beginning on Thursdays and Fridays, starting on April 28 from 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. at the library. Girls Who Code is a free six-week program for students to join a sisterhood of supportive peers and role models using computer science to change the world. Participants will learn the concepts of loops, variables, conditionals, and functions that form the basis of all programming languages in a safe and sup-

portive environment during this six-week course. There are two programs determined by age: Thursdays for girls in grades 3 – 5. A second program will be held on Fridays for girls in grades 6 – 12. Girls in 3rd - 5th grades will meet on April 28, May

5, 12, 19, 26, and June 2. Girls in 6th – 12th grades meet Friday, April 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27, and June 3. Registration is required, and space is available, so register today to save your seat for this unique program for girls!

ED NOTE: The recipes in today’s Cooking Corner are from “The Good Neighbor Cookbook” published by American Red Cross, Cleveland County Chapter). ONE POT CHICKEN STROGANOFF Ruth Wilson 1 med. onion, chopped 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil 3 cups med. egg noodles, uncooked 2 cups diced, cooked chicken 1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen vegetables 2 chicken bouillon cubes dissolved in 3 cups water ¾ tsp. salt ¼ tsp. pepper ½ tsp. poultry seasoning ¼ tsp. garlic powder 1 cup sour cream Sauté onion in Dutch oven. Add remaining ingredients except sour cream. Bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in sour cream. Serve. NO FRILLS POUND CAKE Wilma Hoyle

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1 ½ cups vanilla wafers or graham cracker crumbs Beat milk until thick. Add the lemonade and sugar and beat well. Sprinkle one cup crumbs on bottom of oblong or square casserole dish or pan. Put above mixture on crumbs. Sprinkle 1/2 cup crumbs on top. Freeze. Cut in squares to serve. GOLF BALLS Chris Scruggs 1 stick margarine 1 pkg. chopped dates (8 oz.) 1 small can coconut 1 cup brown sugar 1 6 oz. pkg. pecans 2 cups Rice Krispies Melt butter and sugar and cook 5 minutes. Add dates and cook 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Add pecans, coconut, and Rice Krispies. Form into balls and roll in powdered sugar.

dresses. And Quickway Cleaners in Gastonia agreed to deep clean the dresses. This year, four schools are involved in the program: Kings Mountain High School, Cleveland County Early College High School, Crest High School, and Shelby High School. Burns was already partnering with another group and plans to participate next year. Each school identifies the girls who participate in the program and the program for this year is full. The first event will be held Saturday, March 26 at the Cleveland County Chamber, from 11 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. for Crest and Shelby. The second event will be held on April 9 from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at Vestibule A.M.E. Zion Church for Kings Mountain and Cleveland County Early College. The girls come in groups of six in half-hour intervals and get one-on-one attention in choosing their dresses. The joy could be seen on Tiana’s face when she said, “It is every girl’s dream to go to prom and be cute and experience those memories. It is amazing just being able to let them shine for that moment and allow them to feel loved and be seen. I am excited to give back and bless someone who needs it and I give God all the glory!”

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Mt. Holly art crawl planned Come to downtown Mt. Holly March 25th from 6-9 pm and see all that will be happening around town in local businesses and art galleries/studios. The event will start at Awaken Gallery (107 W. Central Ave,) and artist/ owner Emily Andress who will have new works on display and artists that occupy Studios107 upstairs above the gallery will show their work as well. It’s Awaken Gallery’s fourth anniversary. Pick up your map of the businesses and more information about Arts Mount Holly at awakengallerync and artsonthegreenway. There will be a reception at Arts on the Greenway (500 E. Central Ave.) from 6-9.

One of eight panels sharing the story of Lucy Patterson is available to see at the Forsyth County Public Library and online.

Lucy Patterson’s life of service benefited others By Loretta Cozart During March and April, the Forsyth County Public Library hosts the exhibit “Lucy Bramlette Patterson — Our Lady of Letters.” The physical exhibit is on display at the library’s North Carolina Collection and the exhibit is also available online. Patterson lived a remarkable life of civic service a century ago to the benefit of Winston-Salem and North Carolina. During the Progressive Era, she boldly seized opportunities where she found herself and brought about changes that benefited others and everyone together. She was a creative thinker and a tireless doer. She was so active in the life of her community, Winston-Salem, her state, North Carolina, the nation, and the world during the early 20th Century. You will be impressed with the range of her engagement and all that she accomplished in her lifetime. She was the first Vice-President General of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution from North Carolina. She also orga-

LUCY BRAMLETTE PATTERSON nized the marking of Daniel Boone's Trail with fifty cast iron markers, 1913-1915. The exhibit is available online at at lucy-bramlette-patterson-exhibit Randell Jones said of the Patterson, “Today, organizations, many empowered by women also working selflessly to help improve our community, can take inspiration from the life of Lucy Patterson. During National Women’s History Month, we acknowledge the good work of these organizations, celebrating their success now and remembering the life of Lucy Bramlette Patterson.”

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NEW VOLUNTEERS FOR THE FRIENDS OF CROWDERS MOUNTAIN – Pictured left: father and son, Marc and Craig Bresalier (foreground) handled litter detail from Sparrow Springs Visitor Center to Crowders Mountain. Behind them are volunteers Morris Teeter and Leonard Smith. Pictured right: Zachary, Oakley, Ginger, Taryn, and Tristan DeHaan came out to “support local” and cleared trip hazards from Crowders Trail. Being a Friend of Crowders Mountain is about being a part of a community who believes in preserving and up-keeping the wonder that is known as Crowders Mountain State Park. Friends of Crowders Mountain are volunteers, who come from communities throughout the region, offering both hands-on support and financial support the great cause of preserving this great park. (Photo provided)

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Did you know that Apples, Oranges, Bananas, Pistachios, Nuts, Dried Vegetables, etc. are litter? They can be dangerous to birds, animals, children, and pets visiting the park. Good rule of thumb: If it is not native to the area, do not leave it. Friends Of Crowders Mountain thanks you. (photo provided by Verna Neal)

U.S. Congress considers Sunshine Protection Act By Loretta Cozart On March 15, the Sunshine Protection Act passed the U.S. Senate, with amendment, by unanimous voice vote. The bill was then sent to the U.S. House of Representatives for their consideration. If passed by both chambers of Congress, this bill makes daylight saving time the new, permanent standard time, effective November 5, 2023. The amendment added also provides that states with areas exempt from daylight saving time currently may choose the standard time for those areas. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi voiced her personal support of doing away with daylight saving time but added that that discussion

would have to occur with their caucus and Congress. Due to the war in Ukraine, it is uncertain how long it will take for such legislation to be brought before the U.S. House. Even if the Bill were passed, it would not go into practice until November 2023. Daylight Savings Time was introduced in the United States in 1918, during WWI, when Germany used the technique to save energy during the war. The practice went into place again in the 1960s and has continued since in many states. During WWII, Daylight Savings Time was adopted year-round and was again in 1973 during the oil embargo. It was later repealed.

Community Lenten Services continue The ministers of the Kings Mountain Ministerial Association is hosting Lenten services again this year. The theme for the services is “Personalities Around the Cross.” The services will continue each Wednesday at 12 noon during Lent on the following dates: Wednesday, March 23: Eastside Baptist Church - Dr. John (Chip) Sloan will speak on “Mary the Mother of Jesus: The Depth of a Mother’s Love.” Wednesday, March 30: Peoples Baptist Church - Rev. William Thompson, President of William Thompson Minis-

ters will bring the message on “The Thief on the Cross: The Way of Salvation.” Wednesday, April 6: Bethlehem Baptist Church - Dr. Robert Patrick, Pastor of Boyce Memorial Presbyterian Church will bring the message on “Joseph of Arimathea: Giving Our Service for Christ.” Because of covid, there will be no fellowship meals following the services as in the past.

G o v ernor Roy Cooper signed Executive Order No. 254 formally establishing the State of GOV. COOPER North Carolina Joint Cybersecurity Task Force on Wednesday, March 16.. NCDIT, N.C. Emergency Management, the N.C. National Guard and the N.C. Local Government Information Systems Association Cybersecurity Strike Team make up the Task Force. It currently provides incident coordination, resource support and technical assistance to state and local government agencies and educational entities like schools and universities that have been the target of significant cybersecurity incidents. The Order comes as cybersecurity threats are increasing in volume and sophistication, requiring a need to understand the threat landscape to prevent attacks and to protect the state’s information technology networks and critical infrastructure. "The invasion of Ukraine and the threats of Russian inspired cyberattacks remind us of the

cybersecurity threats that already exist every day," said Governor Cooper. "It’s more important than ever for us to work together proactively to prevent these crimes and respond quickly when they occur, and this Task Force is helping us do that." The cybersecurity of North Carolina’s critical infrastructure will be enhanced through greater interaction between the Task Force and public and private stakeholders to identify and respond to cybersecurity threats. In the Order, North Carolina public and private sector CIKR (Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources) entities are strongly encouraged to

work with the Task Force to help identify any vulnerabilities and to report significant cybersecurity incidents to the Task Force to limit the impacts from an incident and to coordinate an effective response. “These measures allow the N.C. Department of Information Technology and the Task Force to have a more realistic picture about what is going on around the state to better protect and defend North Carolina,” State Chief Information Officer and NCDIT Secretary James A. Weaver said. “This community effort to build and maintain strong cybersecurity practices and presence is important to protecting the critical infrastructure that

I n a press release shared by House Speaker T i m Moore on March 17, he shared, “The North Carolina General Assembly filed a petition for writ of certiorari with the Supreme Court of the United States in the ongoing redistricting cases. North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore said, "The U.S. Constitution is crystal clear: state legislatures are responsible for drawing congressional maps, not state court judges, and certainly not with the aid of partisan political operatives." He continued, "We are hopeful that the Supreme Court will reaffirm this basic principle and will throw out the illegal map imposed on the people of North Carolina by its highest court. It is time to settle the Elections Clause question once and for all." North Carolina residents rely on every day,” said State Public Safety Secretary Eddie M. Buffaloe Jr. “Systems that provide communications, energy, transportation, water and wastewater treatment are all critical public resources that need to remain protected from all hazards.” Other state agencies, federal agencies, and additional stakeholders may partner with the Task Force as needed.

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Friends of Crowders Mtn. hike planned The Friends of Crowders Mountain will host a three parks, two states loop hike on Saturday, April 23. Limited to 20 hikers. Registration is required by Friday, April 22. This is an intermediate level 10-mile hike. No pets. Meet at the Boulders Access, 108 VanDyke Road, Kings Mountain, NC at 8:45 a.m. Boots On The Trail at 9 a.m. Approximate return is 1 p.m. No transportation nor lunch provided. Please bring sufficient food and water, along with any medications, sunscreen, and insect repellant that you may need. Restrooms at Start and Finish only. Hike is weather dependent. Donations appreciated. Register by contacting the main visitor center at 704-853-5375. Please see or www.


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Kings Mountain senior Parker Key leads the way in 3200 in Mountaineers Relays which opened the 2022 track and field season.

Mountaineer track opens season with win in own relays Kings Mountain High’s track teams opened their spring ’22 season Thursday at home with a double victory in their annual Mountaineer Relays. Both KM teams finished far ahead of their closest competitor in a race that involved four other area high schools. In boys action, the Mountaineers piled up 103 points to far out distance Shelby with 66.5, Cherryville 64.5, Ashbrook 35 and Stuart Cramer 32. In girls action, the Lady Mountaineers dominated as well, leaving their county rival Shelby in the dust, 10667. Stuart Cramer ran third with 45 points followed by Cherryville with 34 and Gastonia Ashbrook with 27. The Kings Mountain men recorded five first place finishes. Andre Willis was first

in the 110 high hurdles in 15.65, Parker Key won the 3200 meters in 10:42, Alex Jackson took the shot put with a throw of 45’3”, D’Andre Hoyle won the triple jump with a leap of 38’1”, and Nicolas Harrison was first in the pole vault, clearing the bar at an even ten feet. The KM ladies also recorded five first place finishes. Divinity Ervin won the 3200 meter run in 14:04, followed closely by her teammate Sindy Ulloa in 15:27. Both are juniors. Sophomore Alathia Willis finished second to Ally Hollifield of Shelby in the 100 meter hurdles. Hollifield won with a 19.68 to Willis’s 20.29 and KM’s Taniya Brown and Nicole Poston at 20.93 and 21.74, respectively. See TRACK, Page 2B

Kings Mountain senior right hander Charlie Melton pitched three innings of perfect baseball and the Mountaineers hit what is believed to be an all-time single game record two grand slam home runs in a 3 and ½ inning 22-0 victory over the Hunter Huss Huskies Friday night at KM’s Lancaster Field. It was actually the Huskies’ home game as their field was not playable. With KM up 14-0 at the end of three innings the coaches and umpires gathered at home plate to discuss whether or not to end the game. With the Huskies due to bat again in the bottom of the fourth, they elected to continue but after the rains became harder and the pitcher’s rubber dangerously slick the umpires decided to end it after KM scored eight runs in the top of the fourth to account for the final margin. Melton struck out the first seven Huss batters before their Edward Roberts grounded to third. Melton then fanned ninth place hitter Isaiah Adair to complete the ‘perfecto.’ Although his pitching was perfect, he would not have been credited with a perfect game if it had continued because his father and head coach Brad Melton planned to send Zane Brockman to the mound in the bottom of the fourth. After scoring just one run in the top of the first on Jacob Hamrick’s triple and RBI groundout by Brockman, the Mountaineer bats would not be silenced by Huss starter Zack Kimmell and his replacement Joe Harmatage. Kings Mountain sent all nine men to the plate in the top of the second and

Zane Brockman slides into third base in last week’s win over Hunter Huss at Lancaster Field. Photos by Gary Smart

Jack Toney works on a win over the Hunter Huss Huskies Tuesday at Lancaster Field. scored five more runs to go up 6-0. The big blow was Caleb Broome’s grand slam home run. Cole Irby’s leadoff home run over the dead centerfield fence sparked an eight-run rally in the third to make it 14-0. Melton followed with the second of

his three hits for the night, a double to left. He stole third and scored an out later on a single by Hunter Ellis. After a hit batsman and a walk loaded the bases, Jacob Hamrick hit a grand slam. The Mountaineers added eight more in their final at-bat. Coach Melton was

working in all of his players and the reserves helped out an eight-run assault that finished the game. Brayden Patrick had a single and three-run home run, Melton a three-run homer, Marty Lovingood and Ethan Guy doubles, and Jack Toney and Babay Moore singles.




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Wednesday, March 23, 2022

KM fourth inning burst blanks Huss Kings Mountain sent 15 men to the plate in the fourth inning and scored nine runs to put away the Hunter Huss Huskies 11-0 on the mercy rule in the two teams’ Big South Conference opener Tuesday night at Lancaster Field. Mountaineer pitchers Jack Toney, Colton Mayes and Brayden Patrick combined for a two-hitter, allowing just an infield single to Ben Kimmell in the sec-

ond and a single to right by Kimmell in the fourth. The KM hurlers combined for 11 strikeouts. The Mountaineers scored the only run they would need in the third inning when Hunter Ellis doubled and scored on a single to right by Maddox Brown. Peyton Fisher put the Mountaineers up 2-0 in the third inning when he singled to center, stole second

and came all the way home from second on a wild pitch. The floodgates opened in the bottom of the fourth when Hunter Ellis reached base on an error. Hamrick, Charlie Melton and Kenyon Moore had the only hits during that uprising but the Mountaineers also took advantage of six walks, three stolen bases, three errors, two hit batsmen and a sacrifice fly by Colton Mayes.

Assistant coach Johnny Gamble likes what he sees in KM’s 11-0 win over Hunter Huss last week at Lancaster Field.

KM softball whips Hunter Huss Kings Mountain High’s women’s softball team opened Big South 3A Conference play last week with a 23-1 victory over Hunter Huss at Lancaster Field. Alayna Patrick had a big night at the plate with three hits and five RBIs. Austyn Dixon went 4-for4, including a three-run home run. Kali Weaver went the distance on the mound, giving up just one hit while striking out 11. She also hit a home run. Paige Fleming was 2-for-3

with two RBIs. The Lady Mountaineers traveled to North Gaston Friday and lost to a strong Lady Wildcat team 10-4. Weaver, Dixon and Monica Head led the KM ladies at the plate. Weaver went the distance on the mound, striking out seven and surrendering eight hits. The Lady Mountaineers were scheduled to host Forestview last night and will entertain South Point Friday at 6 p.m. They go to Stuart Cramer next Tuesday.

KM Patriots blank Shelby Kings Mountain Middle School’s baseball team opened its season last week with a 17-0 victory over Shelby. KJ Bell struck out nine

Jacob Hamrick takes a big swing at the ball in KM’s win over Hunter Huss last week at Lancaster Field. Photos by Gary Smart

batters over four innings. The Patriots collected 13 hits. Lincoln McDaniel, Yates Toney and Jordan Buckner collected multiple hits for the Patriots.

KM’s Kinley Putnam competes in the pole vault in last week’s season opening track meet at KMHS.

Navaeh Brown competes for the Lady Mountaineers in their open season Mountaineer Relay race last week at John Gamble Stadium.

TRACK From Page 1B KM’s 4x100 relay team ran fourth behind Shelby, Ashbrook and Cherryville. Lady Mountaineers crossing the line in 56.90 were Nevaeh Brown, Lawren Thomas, Nyadria Phillips and Janiya Hunt. Kings Mountain’s A team won the throwers relay in 1:04.31. They were Ashley Blanton, Nydria Watkins, Jailen Moore and Rayna Brown. KM’s Thaliah Kushman, Divinity Irvin, Sindy Ulloa and Carley Evans won the 4x800 relay in 12:52.53. Parker Wilson, Kinley Putnam, Ashley Gural and Kushman finished second in the 4x400 relay. Kings Mountain was fourth in the sprint medley in 2:16.41. Members of the team were Nevaeh Brown, Nyadria Phillips, Janiya Hunt and Lawren Thomas. Divinity Ervin, Parker

Wilson, Cary Evans and Thalia Kushman finished second to Shelby in the distance medley. Their time was 16:01.81. Sophomore Alexis Jackson was third in the high jump with a jump of 4’6”. Kings Mountain swept the pole vault. Senior Rayna Brown and freshman Kinley Putnam led the way, both clearing 6’6”. They were followed by juniors Ashley Blanton and Aaliyah Black who cleared 6 and 5 feet, respectively. Sophomores Janiya Hunt and Alexis Jackson finished second and third, respectively in the long jump. Hunt cleared 15’3” and Jackson 13’11W. Sophomore Alathia Willis was fifth with a jump of 13’3”. Jackson won the triple jump, going 29’1”. Taylor Smith threw the shot 26’5” to finish in third place. Jailen Moore was fifth at 24’8.50. Taylor Smith was fourth in the discus.

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KMMS tennis blanks Burns 10-0 spring practice arrived he kept 25. “A great deal of work has been put in with this group and results are beginning to show,” Guy said. The Patriots’ #1 player, Seanna Simon, is a sixth grader with experience, Guy said. She is followed by Katherine Frye, an eighth garder who was the leader of last

Kings Mountain Middle School’s tennis team opened its season last week with a 10-0 victory over Burns. New head coach Ed Guy had just two players returning from last year’s team but has 25 players altogether and is looking forward to developing a good team. The team ended fall practice with 40 players and when

year’s team. Third is Elizabeth Bolt, an eighth grader who played third last year, and the #4 player is Kayla McSwain, an eighth grader and newcomer to tennis last fall. “She has made great strides as a player,” Guy said. The fifth player is Jasmyn Accor, an eighth grader who started last year, and #6 is Jacob Baker, an eighth grader

who also started last summer. Others who will contribute to the team include Domonic Allen, Cindy Tipton, Amelia Pruitt, Caroline Payne, Elijah Propst, Raylee Clark, Eli McComas, Olivia Deloera, Sadie Mauney, Cora Torres, Marquise Inthisarath, Layla Philbeck, Caroline and Coleman Lane, Markie Wampler and Shaylee Yeargin (manager).

“All players did a great job and showed good manners and behavior” in their opening victory, Guy said. Singles: Seanna Simon (KM) d. Marissa Pendleton 2-0 (injury default); Katherine Frye (KM) d. Alexis Jones 8-0; Elizabeth Bolt (KM) d. Walker Ledford 8-0; Kayla McSwain (KM) d. Sarah Brittian 8-1; Jasmyn

Accor (KM) d. Sum Jensen 8-2; Jacob Baker (KM) d. Carrie Cabiniss 8-1. Doubles D. Allen/C. Tipton (KM) d. Koschny/Jones 8-1; C. Payne/A. Pruitt (KM) d. Ledford/Brittain 7-6; E. Propst/R. Clark (KM) d. Jenson/ Cabiniss 8-0; E.McComas/O. Deloera (KM) d. Burns/Burns 8-0.

KM Elite division and championship summaries KM tennis blanks Royalty – Khyier Marable 11, Jaustin Bennett 7, Carson Hovis 2, Eria Smith 2, Ja’lea Smith 1, Markus Hitchens 1. 3-4 Lil Dribblers Division championship: Team Black-Tate 50, Team Bell-Adams 40. Black-Tate - Timothy Tate 25, Aaydin Foster 11, Nova Howell 5, Karter Turner 4, Preston Eskridge 3, McKenzie Black 1. Bell-Adams – Cal Boyce Jr. 15, Chance Adams 9, Sahmir Patterson 6, Kynlee Smith 5, Kaleb Watts 4, Jamese Lipscomb 1. All-Star Team – Jasir Garner, Khytier Marable, Sadie Bert, Sienna Black, Xzavier Davis, Zander Smith, Jaustin Bennett, K.J. Moore. MVP – Zander Smith. Coaches of the Year – Anthony Ross, Myesha Black. 3rd-4th Elementary Division first round: Clutch Elite 21, Elite Swagger 17 Clutch – Harper Hollifield 20, O’Brian Smith 1.

Kings Mountain Elite ended its basketball season last week with division and championship games. K-2 first round games: Elite Knicks 31, Elite Dawg Breeding 15. #Elite Knicks – Zander Smith 9, Jasir Garner 8, Khamoni Marable 8, Caleb Ross 3, Legacy Hamrick 1, Harley Caudle 1, Lathan Marable 1. Elite Dawg Breeding – Xzavier Davis 6, Joseph Bell III 5, Cole Smith 3. Elite Royalty 40, Elite Aces 27 Royalty – Jaustin Bennett 18, Khyier Marable 16, Carson Hovis 6. Elite Aces – K.J. Moore 14, O’Brian Smith 7, Cameron Twitty 3, Sadie Bert 2, Noah Lattimore 1. (Championship game) Elite Knicks 32, Elite Royalty 24 Knicks – Zander Smith 13, Khamoni Marable 10, Jasir Garner 5, Caleb Ross 2, Cayton Alexander 1, Harley Cauldie 1.

Elite Swagger – Kherian Little 10, Cyrus Smith 5, Seth Tate 2. Elite Fire 6, Elite Kings 5. Fire – tony Boyd Jr. 4, Zoey Bert 2. Kings – A.J. Surratt 2, Jeremiah Plummer 2, Javieon Gash 1. 3-4 championship game: Clutch Elite 13, Elite Fire 8 Clutch Elite – Harper Hollifield 12, Jeriyah Williams 1. Fire – Taurean Williams 2, Khyier Marable 2, Zoey Bert 2, Tony Boyd Jr. 2. All-FCYBL team – Harper Hollifield, Taurean Mills, A.J. Surratt, Kherian Little, O’Brian Smith, Zoey Bert, Michael Rice, Seth Tate. MVP – Harper Hollifield; Coach of the Year Andy Hollifield. 5th-6th Intermediate Play-in game: #Team Steph 36, Elite Pressure 24. Steph – Desmond Nolan 10, Amir Parker 7, Kavion Byers 7. A.J. Parker 4, Tyve-

gas Goode 3, Braylon Brown 2. Javon Wilson 2, T.J. Allen 1. Pressure – K.J. Bell 8, Kingston Moore 7, Noah Nash 6, Zion Ponder 1. #Tea Steph 28, Elite Warriors 27 Steph – Braylon Brown 9, A’mon Parker 8, Amir Parker 7, Desmond Nolan 4. Warriors – Xavier Hutchens 14, Cam Houser 10, Jamarius Hill 2, Xavier Epps 1. Big Elite 48, Elite Outlaws 27 Elite – Silas Tate 7, Jaden Byrd 6, Trevor Dalton 4, Harper Hollifield 4, Uriah Lipscomb 3, Nehemiah Hogue 2. Steph: Desmond Nolan 8, Amir Parker 7, Braylon Brown 4. All-Star team – Silas Tate, Amir Parker, Xavier Hutchens, Carlos Boyce, K.J. Bell Jr., Uriah Lipscomb, Braylon Brown, Cam Houser, Jasmine Twitty, Kingston Moore. MVP – Silas Tate. Coach of the Year – Derrick Smith. See ELITE, Page 4B


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KM 9, HUSS 0 Singles Adam Guy (KM) d. Justin Garcia 6-0, 6-0; Mark Petrilli (KM) d. Cortney George 6-1, 6-0; Tyler Smith (KM) d. Anthony Marin 6-1, 6-1; Manoah Allen (KM) d. Erick Nolasco 6-0, 6-0; Coby Brown (KM) d. Eliot Barber 6-0, 6-0; Zach Propst (KM) d. Nattali Carillo 6-2, 6-2. Doubles Petrilli/Smith (KM) d. Garcia/George 8-0; Brown/ Zach Johnson (KM) d. Marin/ Nolasco 8-2; Caleb McComas/Brady Sellers (KM) d. Barber/Carillo 8-3.

Cramer golfers edge Mountaineers Kings Mountain High’s golfers finished second to Stuart Cramer in last week’s Big South Conference match at Riverbend. Cramer got a 3-under-par 69 from Nick Norman to beat the Mountaineers 302-309. Host Crest was third at 323 followed by Ashbrook 333, Forestview 339, South Point 369, North Gaston 387 and Hunter Huss 499. Wil Spicer led the Mountaineers with a 71. Cooper

Putnam shot 76, Thomas Spicer 80, Josh Gillespie 82 and Caleb Marr 86. All BSC teams were scheduled to play at Catawba Creek Monday in a match hosted by Ashbrook and Hunter Huss. They will go to Lincoln Country Club next Tuesday for a match hosted by North Gaston. Monday, April 4, is scheduled as an open date but it is also being held open as a potential rain makeup date.

Eighth grade – Luis Cedillo-Barrera, Kamari Coleman, Ethan DiBruno, O’Ryan Dorsey, Josiah Hill, Zaire Holmes, Vance Johnson, Ty Howard, Nate Kaiser, Kayden Marthers, Nick Moss, Trenton Pettis, Weston Randle, Quadry Roberts, Tucker Robinette, Steven Sanders, Jackson Stillwell, Alex Suarez, Lucas Ward, Jayden Watkins, Joseph Willimas, Colton Willyoung. Seventh grade – Khareem Coleman, Colt Dixon, Mason Donason, Nasir Epps, Marquavius Fewell, Peyton Hallman, Landon Hogston,

Devin Hopper, Luke Howell, David Johnson, Joseph Johnson, Uriah Johnson, Aiden McDonald, Braydon Moore, Elijah Perry, Corbin Reeves, Andrew Rikard, Matthew Saenz, Bradley Sanders, Brady Shelton, Landon Smith, Dakota Smith, Jamareon Thurman, Caleb Watts, Mekhi Williams, Wyatt Wooten, Gabe Yarulin, Cameron Zuniga. Sixth grade – Braylon Brown, Dane Davis, Javion Hill, Jaheim Kirk, Caden Messer, Ryan Ounchanghane, AJ Ross, Justin Sherman.

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Kings Mountain High’s men’s tennis team opened Big South play last week with a 9-0 victory over Hunter Huss. The Mountaineers earlier lost a pair of non-conference matches to Polk County. Kings Mountain was scheduled to host North Gaston yesterday and will host Forestview Thursday. Members of the team are starters Adam Guy, Aydin Roper, Mark Petrilli, Tyler Smith, Manoah Allen and Coby Brown and reserves Zach Propst, Caleb McComas, Zach Johnson, Brady Sellers, Charlie Black and Angelo Paysour.

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SPORTS THIS WEEK Wed., March 23 4 p.m. – High school track and field, Cherryville, Crest, Hunter Huss and Forestview at Kings Mountain. 4 p.m. – Middle school track, Kings Mountain, East Rutherford and RS Central at Burns. 4:15 – Middle school tennis, Kings Mountain at Crest. Thur., March 24 4 p.m. – High school men’s tennis, Forestview at Kings Mountain. 4:15 p.m. – Middle school women’s soccer, Lincolnton at Kings Mountain. 4:15 p.m. – Middle school baseball, Lincolnton at Kings Mountain. Fri., March 25 6 p.m. – High school softball, South Point at Kings Mountain. 6 p.m. – High school women’s soccer, South Point at Kings Mountain. 7 p.m. – High school baseball, North Gaston at Kings Mountain. Mon., March 28 4:15 – Middle school

baseball, Kings Mountain at East Lincoln. 4:15 – Middle school tennis, East Rutherford at Kings Mountain. 4:15 – Middle school women’s soccer, Kings Mountain at East Lincoln. Tues., March 29 1 p.m. – High school golf, Kings Mountain vs. all BSC teams at Lincoln CC. 4 p.m. – High school tennis, Kings Mountain at South Point. 4:15 – Middle school women’s soccer, West Lincoln at Kings Mountain. 4:15 – Middle school baseball, West Lincoln at Kings Mountain. 6 p.m. – High school softball, Kings Mountain at Stuart Cramer. 6 p.m. – High school women’s soccer, Kings Mountain at Stuart Cramer. 7 p.m. – High school baseball, Forestview at Kings Mountain. Wed., March 30 4 p.m. – Middle school track, Crest, Burns and Shelby at Kings Mountain.

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KMMS tennis loses to Jefferson ELITE Kings Mountain Middle’s tennis lost 9-0 to a powerful Thomas Jefferson team Monday at the KMHS courts. Singles Seanna Simon lost to

Abby Crawford 8-0; Katherine Frye lost to August Cook 8-2; Elizabeth Bolt lost to Charlie Sutton 8-1; Kayla McSwain lost to Jasmine Martin 8-2; Jasmine Accor lost to Jack Hamrick


8-3; Jacob Baker lost to Emma Hamrick 8-0.

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Doubles Frye/Bolt lost to Crawford/Martin 8-1; Simon/ McSwain lost to Cook/Sutton 9-7; D. Allen/C. Tipton lost to M. Sutton/E. Hamrick 8-2.

7-8 Middle School: Division 1: WACG 53, #DukeNation 44 WACG – Tucker Robinette 38, Silas Tate 7, Brayden Carroll 4, Cam Houser 3, Ethan Dibruno 1. #DukeNation – Uriah Lip-

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 14th day of March, 2022 as Administratrix of the Estate of LUTHER CHARLES CLAYTON, 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, Dora Ann Clayton, Administratrix, on or before the 23rd of June, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 23rd day of March, 2022. Dora Ann Clayton, Administratrix Estate of: Luther Charles Clayton 17 Perry Lane Unit 203 Arden, NC 28704 KMH (3/23, 30 & 4/06,13/2022)


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nette 31, Silas Tate 11, Cam Houser 8, Jamarius Hill 4. Hoop Dreams – Xavier Hutchens 28, Braylon Brown 6, Carlos Boyce 5, Brandon Beach 2. All-Star team: Silas Tate, Mack Jordan, Johnathan Charles, Uriah Lipscomb, Tucker Robinette, Braylon Brown, Malachi Powell, Brayden Pearson. MVP – Tucker Robinette. Coach of Year – Isaiah Tate.







In the Matter of the Estate of: BARBARA GANTT AKA BARBARA BROOKS GANTT, Deceased LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION Having qualified on the 11th day of March, 2022 as Administratrix of the Estate of BARBARA GANTT AKA BARBARA BROOKS GANTT, 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 24th day of June, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment. This the 23rd day of March, 2022 Heather Clucas 5204 Timber Creek Ct. Kings Mountain, NC 28086 KM (3/23, 3/30, 4/6 & 4/13/2022)


Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Having qualified on 14th day of February, 2022 as Administratrix of the Estate of EUGENE JESSIE WRIGHT, 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 W. Wright, Administratrix, on or before the 16th of June, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 16th day of March, 2022. Linda W. Wright, Administratrix Estate of: Eugene Jessie Wright 115 Holly Tree Drive Grover, NC 28073 KMH (3/16, 23, 30 & 4/06/2022)






In the Matter of the Estate of: JULIA MOSES STEWART, Deceased



Having qualified on 1st day of March, 2022 as Executors of the Estate of LEWIS GENE YARBORO, 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, Robert Eugene Yarboro, Co-Executor and /or Edward David Yarboro, Co-Executor, on or before the 9th of June, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.


Having qualified on the 1st day of March, 2022 as Executrix of the Estate of JULIA MOSES STEWART, 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 Executrix on or before the 10th day of June, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment. This the 9th day of March, 2022 Linda P. Thomas, Ex. 1921-H East Hudson Blvd. Gastonia, NC 28054 C. Andrew Neisler, Jr., CLONINGER & NEISLER P.O. Box 515 300 E. King Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086 KMH (3/9, 3/16, 3/23 & 3/30/2022)


This the 9th day of March, 2022. Robert Eugene Yarboro, Co-Executor Estate of: Lewis Gene Yarboro 2803 Selkirk Drive Lawndale, NC 28090 And/or Edward David Yarboro, Co-Executor Estate of: Lewis Gene Yarboro 2140 McBrayer Springs Rd Shelby, NC 28150 KMH (3/09, 16, 23 & 30/2022)




Having qualified on 10th day of March, 2022 as Administratrix of the Estate of PEGGY BETH COLE; AKA, PEGGY LUNDEMO COLE, 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, Cameron Cole Spencer, Administratrix, on or before the 16th of June, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.


This the 16th day of March, 2022. Cameron Cole Spencer, Administratrix Estate of: Peggy Beth Cole; aka, Peggy Lundemo Cole 1836 Wellington Avenue Newton, NC 28658 KMH (3/16, 23, 30 & 4/06/2022)

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING South Oak Partners, LLC, Applicant has requested an amendment to the Zoning Map of the City of Kings Mountain regarding the following: Rezone property lying within the corporate limits of the City of Kings Mountain currently owned by JW Gill & Sons Funeral Home, Inc. and being located at approximately 914 South Battleground Avenue. Property being further known as Parcel Numbers 12595 and consisting of approximately 1.43 acres acres more or less, from Auto Urban (AU) to Suburban Residential (SR) – Case No. Z-22-1. The public hearing will be held at City Hall, 101 W. Gold Street, Kings Mountain, North Carolina on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 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. KMH (3/16,23/2022)

In the Matter of the Estate of: JUANITA RUPPE HOLDER, Deceased ADMINISTRATOR CTA NOTICE Having qualified on the 9th day of March, 2022 as Administrator CTA of the Estate of Juanita Ruppe Holder, 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 Administrator CTA on or before the 17th day of June, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment. This the 16th day of March, 2022

Having qualified on 8th day of March, 2022 as Executor of the Estate of MICHAEL W. MACKAMAN, JR., deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, James K. Carbone, Executor, on or before the 23rd of June, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 23rd day of March, 2022. James K. Carbone, Executor Estate of: Michael W. Mackaman, Jr. 6115 Fenn Road Medina, OH 44256 KMH (3/23, 30 & 4/06,13/2022)

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK In the Matter of the Estate of: CHARLES KEITH RUPPE, Deceased EXECUTRIX NOTICE Having qualified on the 3rd day of March, 2022 as Executrix of the Estate of CHARLES KEITH RUPPE, 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 Executrix on or before the 10th day of June, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment. This the 9th day of March, 2022 Pamela Ruppe Friday, Ex. 147 Lakewood Drive Kings Mountain, NC 28086

C. Andrew Neisler, Jr. CLONINGER & NEISLER P.O. Box 515 Kings Mountain, NC 28086

C. Andrew Neisler, Jr. CLONINGER & NEISLER P.O. Box 515 300 E. King Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086

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In the Matter of the Estate of: BETTY C. GREENE, Deceased

In the Matter of the Estate of: MICHAEL SCOTT POWERS, Deceased



Having qualified on the 18th day of February, 2022 as Executrix of the Estate of Betty C. Greene, 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 Executrix on or before the 4th day of June, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment.

Having qualified on the 1st day of March, 2022 as Executrix of the Estate of Michael Scott Powers, 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 Executrix on or before the 10th day of June, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment.

This the 2nd day of March, 2022

This the 9th day of March, 2022

Lisa Greene Weaver, Ex. 1021 Hardin Drive Kings Mountain, NC 28086

Patricia Chaney Powers, Ex 502 Downing Drive Kings Mountain, NC 28086

C. Andrew Neisler, Jr. CLONINGER & NEISLER P.O. Box 515 300 E. King Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086

C. Andrew Neisler, Jr., CLONINGER & NEISLER P.O. Box 515 300 E. King Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086

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ates could get an education at the College at little to no cost. The Longleaf grant value is based on a student’s Expected Family Contribution as determined by their Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, and can be applied to tuition and fees for up to two consecutive years at a community college in NC. To qualify for the grant, students must be a resident of NC and be enrolled in an eligible curriculum program at Gaston College for the start of the 2022-23 academic school

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS OF DEREK BEATY SMITH, JR. Having qualified as Administratrix of the Estate of Derek Beaty Smith, Jr., deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned at 106 North Cherry Street, Cherryville, North Carolina, on or before the 2nd day of June, 2022, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate will please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 2nd day of March, 2022. Melanie Halk Smith Administratrix Counsel for the Estate: PALMER E. HUFFSTETLER, JR. ATTORNEY AT LAW 106 North Cherry Street Cherryville, NC 28021 Telephone: 704-435-4907 KM (3/02, 09, 16 & 23/2022)

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS DEBORAH BLANTON RICE All persons, firms and corporations having claims against Deborah Blanton Rice, deceased of Cleveland County, North Carolina, are hereby notified to present them to Buddie Lee Rice, as Executor of the Estate of Deborah Blanton Rice, File No. 22-E-126 on or before June 7, 2022, in care of the undersigned attorneys at their address, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to Deborah Blanton rice, please make immediate payment to the Estate of Deborah Blanton Rice. This the 9th day of March, 2022. Monk Law Firm, PLLC 1701 First Baxter Crossing, Suite 101 Fort Mill, SC 29708 KMH (3/09, 16, 23 & 3/30/2022)

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 18th day of February, 2022 as Administrator of the Estate of MARION BEVERLY McMURRY; AKA, BEVERLY C. McMURRY, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Nathan Forb, Administrator, on or before the 2nd day of June, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 2nd day of March, 2022. Nathan Forb, Administrator Estate of: Marion Beverly McMurry; aka Beverly C. McMurry 233 E Graham St Shelby, NC 28150 Counsel for the Estate McINTYRE ELDER LAW PO Box 165 Shelby, NC 28151

year. Over $300,000 in Longleaf grant funds have been awarded so far to 343 graduates that enrolled at Gaston College since the program began. Thanks to generous donors, Gaston College also has numerous scholarship opportunities available through the Gaston College Foundation. All prospective and current Gaston College students can apply now through April 30, for priority consideration. The Foundation expects $400,000 to be awarded through more than 100 scholarship funds this Fall. "We want to help students get the quality education they deserve,” said Gaston College Foundation Executive Director Luke Upchurch. “Gaston College is committed to breaking down barriers for our students so they can achieve their dreams.” Lincoln and Gaston County graduates that have completed at least 15 credit hours through Gaston College’s College Now program can also take advantage of the GC Promise program, which covers for up to two years all in-state tuition and fees not covered by financial aid and scholarships. “Students should be able to focus on their education and training without worrying about excessive debt. We hope all

these opportunities will ease that worry for our students,” said Gaston College President Dr. John Hauser. Gaston College wants to show prospective students that applying for these opportunities is easy. Any 2022 high school graduate that is interested in learning more about these programs is invited to attend the College’s Virtual Senior Night on Tuesday, March 29, from 5:30 to7:30 p.m. To register to attend this free event visit Gaston College is one of 58 community colleges in the North Carolina Community College System and was recognized as the #1 Apprenticeship Partner and #1 Customized Industry Training Program in 2021. Serving both Gaston and Lincoln counties, Gaston College enrolls approximately 5,350 students each term in curriculum programs and averages over 12,400 annually in its Economic and Workforce Development and Continuing Education programs. Gaston College offers over 100 fields of study to obtain a degree, diploma, or certificate. To learn more about the College’s services and programs, visit the Gaston College website at gaston. edu or follow them on social media by visiting gastoncollege.

to second riskiest in 2021 Scams related to cryptocurrency jumped from the seventh riskiest scam in 2020 to second riskiest in 2021, according to the 2021 BBB Scam Tracker Risk Report. Although cryptocurrency scams made up only 1.9% of the scams reported to BBB Scam TrackerSM in 2021, the average reported median dollar loss reported for these scams was $1,200, much higher than the overall median dollar loss of $169 for all scam types. The annual report analyzes scams reported to the Better Business Bureau. Online purchase scams maintained the top spot as the riskiest; this scam type made up 37.4% of all scams reported to BBB Scam Tracker in 2021, with 74.9% reporting a monetary loss. Employment scams dropped in 2021, from second riskiest to third. The susceptibility and median dollar loss of this scam type dropped slightly, while the number of reported scams increased from 7.1% in 2020 to 7.8% in 2021. “Scammers shift their tactics constantly and appear to have expanded their use of cryptocurrency to perpetrate fraud,” said Tom Bartholomy, president and CEO of BBB Charlotte, which produced the 2021 BBB Scam Tracker Risk Report. “Cryptocurrency scams were riskier in 2021 with 66% of those targeted by this scam type losing money and a reported median dollar

loss of $1,200. Scammers are using social media and other means to promise investment opportunities with great returns and low risks, which is a huge red flag. We received many reports of people being targeted on a variety of social media platforms after their friends’ accounts were hacked.” While susceptibility decreased in 2021, median dollar loss rose 47.0%. Credit cards remained the highest reported payment method with a monetary loss, followed by online payment systems. Payment made via cryptocurrency that resulted in a monetary loss, more than doubled from 2020. The payment methods with the highest median dollar loss were wire transfer ($1,450), cryptocurrency ($1,200), check ($900), and prepaid card ($700). More than 44% reported losing confidence or peace of mind because of the emotional impact of being targeted by a scam and about 35% reported losing personal information. About the same percentage of people (55.5%) reported losing time as reported losing money after being targeted by a scam. “Time is money, and our survey results reflected this,” Bartholomy explained. “We can’t ignore the fact that there are many other non-financial impacts of being targeted by a scam.”







Having qualified on 28th day of February, 2022 as Executrix of the Estate of MARY JO K. BLANTON; A/K/A, MARY KENDRICK BLANTON, 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, Rebecca C. Hare, Executrix, on or before the 9th of June, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 9th day of March, 2022. Rebecca C. Hare, Executrix Estate of: Mary Jo K. Blanton; a/k/a, Mary Kendrick Blanton 2112 Mecklenburg Avenue Charlotte, NC 28205 KMH (3/09, 16, 23 & 30/2022)

Beverly Goode qualified on 3rd day of March, 2022 as Administratrix of the Estate of IRENE T. BROWN, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina. This is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Ronald Haynes, Jr., Attorney & Counselor at Law, on or before the 16th day of June, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment only to Ronald Haynes, Jr. This the 16th day of March, 2022. Beverly Goode, Administratrix Estate of: Irene T. Brown 2610 Elizabeth Ave. Shelby, NC 28150 Counsel for the Estate Ronald Haynes, Jr. PO Box 3433 Shelby, NC 28151 KMH (3/16, 23, 30 & 4/06/2022)







Having qualified on 21st day of February, 2022 as Executrix of the Estate of ELLEN MARIE BRACKETT, 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, Patricia B. Christmas, Executrix, on or before the 2nd of June, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 2nd day of March, 2022.

Having qualified on 21st day of February, 2022 as Administrator of the Estate of CHRISTOPHER CARROLL MICHAEL, 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, Timothy Charles Michael, Administrator, on or before the 2nd of June, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 2nd day of March, 2022.

Patricia B. Christmas, Executrix Estate of: Ellen Marie Brackett 473 26th Ave., Unit A Hickory, NC 28601

Timothy Charles Michael, Administrator Estate of: Christopher Carroll Michael 2379 Chatfield Rd Shelby, NC 28150

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Having qualified on 8th day of March, 2022 as Administratrix of the Estate of LLOYD RAY DUTCHKO, 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, Phetsy C. Dutchko, Administratrix, and/or McIntyre Elder Law, Counsel for the Estate, on or before the 16th day of June, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

Having qualified on the 3rd day of February, 2022, as Executor of the Estate of BRENDA GAIL YORK STEWART, deceased, 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 on or before June 23, 2022, or this notice will be pleased in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the Estate should make immediate payment.

Having qualified on 21st day of February, 2022 as Executor of the Estate of LARRY JACKSON ELMORE, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said Larry Jackson Elmore, d/b/a ELMORE REALTY, to exhibit them to the undersigned, Timothy F. Elmore, c/o Loann S. Meekins, Teddy Meekins & Talbert, 301-A E. Warren Street, Shelby, NC 28150 on or before the 9th day of June, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 23rd day of March, 2022.

This the 9th of March, 2022.

This the 16th day of March, 2022.

Larry Dean Stewart, Executor Of the Estate of Brenda Gail York Stewart 12009 Matthew Martin Lane Charlotte, NC 28216

Timothy F. Elmore, Executor Estate of: Larry Jackson Elmore, d/b/a/ Elmore Realty 301-A E. Warren Street Shelby, NC 28150

Attorney for the Estate: Robert H. Lutz Lutz Law Firm, PLLC 310-8 East Graham Street Shelby, NC 28150

Counsel for the Estate C/O Loann S. Meekins Teddy Meekins & Talbert, PLLC3 301-A E. Warren Street Shelby, NC 28150

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Phetsy C. Dutchko, Administratrix Estate of: Lloyd Ray Dutchko 75985 Bryson Hesperia Rd Bradley, CA 93426 Counsel for the Estate McINTYRE ELDER LAW PO Box 165 Shelby, NC 28151 KMH (3/16, 23, 30 & 4/06/2022)

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HOUSEWARE LIQUIDATION SAVE UPTO 90% Special selection of Nautica goods starting at $2.99. Side Door Sale, April 2nd, next to Mighty Dollar Forest City, CASH ONLY



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

IMMEDIATE OPENING FOR BILLBOARD INSTALLER. “Apply in Person” (no phone calls please). Headrick Outdoor Media, 600 S. Morgan St., Shelby, NC. Must Be 21. Have Valid Drivers License. Pass A Drug Test. (EOE)

HANDYMAN SERVICES. NOW IS THE TIME. Offering: Mulching, Trees and Bushes trimmed, Minor Repairs,Ceiling Fans, Mini Blind Installation, Any Handyman Services. No Job too Big or Small! References available. We will show up and do the job. Call us first, 704-692-4449.

ONE ON ONE CARE is hiring for full/part time in the group homes for 2nd shift. Transport experience recommended not required. Hrs are 2p-11p weekdays and 8p-8a weekends. Apply in person at 203 Lee St., Shelby

LOCAL HELP WITH YOUR MEDICARE QUESTIONS. Claudia Vaughn, Licensed Sales Agent, 704-477-1426;; United Healthcare. TOY SHOW & COLLECTIBLES. Saturday, April 2nd, Old Mooresboro School Gym, 308 Main Street, Mooresboro, NC 28114, 9:00AM-3:00PM. Admission $5, under 10 free; $30 setup fee, limit 3 tables, bring your own table, setup time 7:00AM-9:00AM. Call 828-351-8822 or 704-6927702.

GOLDEN DOMERS TOY AND HOBBY. visit our NEW LOCATION .....Model Cars, Die-cast Cars & Trucks, Tractors, Hot Wheels, Construction Toys, Sports Memorabilia, Autographed Items, Hard to Find Items! See Mike & Brandon Willis. We’re located at 104 Oliver Ave. (behind El Acapulco Mexican Restaurant in Boiling Springs), Shelby 704-2970102 or 704-297-0103

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


SPRING VENDOR EVENT. Variety of vendors, come by and see us. At Big Red’s Cafe on March 26, 2022 from 103pm. See you soon. (980) 295-8222 imacowgirl32nc@

EMPLOYMENT CHERRYVILLE, NC, PART-TIME CHURCH SECRETARY. Part-time secretary. Office hours are 8-12 Mon-Fri. Qualifications: HS diploma, MS Office experience, basic bookkeeping & organizational skills. (704) 435-6069 PART-TIME HELP NEEDED on chicken farm near Casar. 704-692-8752 or 704-6927362.


HELP WANTED: RIVERSIDE RIDING STABLES. Trail Guide, own transportation, dependable, prefer female. Full/Part-time. Must have experience with horses. Serious Inquiries Only! 828-288-1302.

NEEDED: MAID ONCE A MONTH. Reasonable, Dependable. Need references. Leave message if no answer. (980) 745-5396

ONE PIECE WOMEN’S BATHING SUITS ONLY $2.99 Sizes 14 to 26 Repriced up to $44.99 - Save 95%! Mark your calendars for the next SIDE DOOR sale, Saturday April 2nd. 9am-5pm. Next to Mighty Dollar, Forest City, CASH ONLY.


ENERGETIC TEAM MEMBER WANTED. Looking for hard-working, energetic team member to work in a specialty retail business. Must have an outgoing can do attitude. Must be customer oriented. Regular Business Hours are Monday – Saturday 9 am to 8 pm. We offer 4 day work weeks with rotating weekends and flexible schedules. Closed on holidays and Sundays. Must be at least 21 and pass a drug and criminal background check. Send letter of interest with experience or a resume to: HAVE A CLEAN DRIVING RECORD? AA UNITED CAB COMPANY is hiring qualified individuals for driver positions. “Must Pass Drug Test & Physical”. Call (704) 482-7000 FULL-TIME MAINTENANCE POSITION. Laurel Hill Apartments is currently seeking a Maintenance Technician to join our team. You will be responsible for completing work orders, preparing apartments for new Customers, maintaining the facilities (mail room, grounds, etc...) and other required tasks. Responsibilities: •Complete work and repair orders in a timely fashion. •Meet deadlines and quality standards in preparation of Apartments for turnover. •Document time and extent of repairs. •Perform routine preventive maintenance. •Maintain material and supply inventory. •Oversee work performed by outside contractors as necessary and potentially a technician if Supervisor role. Job Type: Full-time License/Certification: •Driver’s License •HVAC Certification (Preferred) Interested candidates can forward resume to laurelhill@darbydevelopment. com or call (704)487-1114 PART TIME PASTOR. Mary’s Grove Community Church now accepting applications for part time pastor. Send resume and references to Church email marysgrovech@gmail. com. For more information call Church Phone 704-2866262. (704) 692-2452 NOW HIRING Medical Equipment Billing/ Sales Manager Fulltime Apply in person at Medical Arts Pharmacy 108 E. Grover St. Shelby (704) 487-8068 THE DAILY COURIER IS HIRING! The Daily Courier is currently hiring for the following positions: •Full Time Sales Representative •Full Time Clerk/Customer Service •Full Time Sports Editor Benefits package available in 30 days for full time employees. Paid vacation and sick time, 401k match. If interested, please specify the position that you are applying for and send resume to: Lori Spurling c/o The Daily Courier, 601 Oak St., Forest City, NC 28043 or email EOE lspurling@ COMPLETE CARE INC. Is seeking CNAs / In Home Aides for Cleveland and Gaston Counties. Apply M-F, 8am-4pm at 404 W. Warren St, Shelby, NC 28150 or call (704) 480-9340 FULL TIME GROUNDS KEEPER NEEDED. Maintain landscaping for rental property. Must have valid NC Drivers license. Pay depends on experience. 704-473-4299 COATS PERFORMANCE YARN. 501 York Road, Kings Mountain, NC. 8 & 12 hour shifts. Apply within. For more info, email kimberly.durden@ or call 980-2915331.

EXPERIENCED PIANIST AVAILABLE to fill in for church services and events in Rutherford County. Call 704-591-7304. TRIPLE D PAINTING, LLC. All your painting needs. Free estimates. Over 25 yrs experience! Facial board replacement available!!! Making your home, building or business look new again. (704) 4185736 childresstracy1@gmail. com RETIRED GENERAL CONTRACTOR AVAILABLE “SPECIALIZING IN DECKS” Repairs and New Construction. Rutherford/Cleveland County areas. Contact Bob at (828) 476-6058 I WILL COME TO YOU! Experienced Diesel/Auto Mechanic, Welding & Tractor Work. Honest, Reliable. If no answer, leave message (704) 300-7590 SHIPMAN’S MASONRY- 48 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Brick, Block & Stone, Outside Fireplaces, Foundations, Underpinnings. “Free Estimates”. 1st Quality Work! (863) 532-1587

704-484-1047 AUCTIONS



PATTERSON SPRINGS STORAGE AUCTION PUBLIC SALE. 1:00PM Mar 28th. Patterson Springs Storage, 1826 Creek Ridge Rd., Shelby, NC. Contents of Units: #2, 3, 4, 23, 24, 27 Lewis For Non-Payment of Storage Rent. (704) 473-7358

TWO CHIHUAHUA/JACK RUSSELL PUPS. Small adorable brother and sister, shots up-to-date. Male has certificate to be neutered at no cost $150 each. (803) 289-9839

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

YARD SALES CLEVELAND COUNTY ESTATE SALE. Mon., March 21st - Sun., March 27th. 8 AM-until. Furniture, Clothing, Home Decor’, Crystal and much more. 102 Peoria Lane, Kings Mountain, NC 28086 INSIDE ESTATE SALE. Selling contents of house. Sat., March 26th, 9 AM-Until. Furniture, china, crystal, small appliances, kitchenware, jewelry, decorations, NC pottery and more. 119 Blakemore Dr, (Spring Forrest Subdivision), Shelby, NC 28152

BIG SALE SATURDAY, MARCH 26, 9am-until. Brand new merchandise. Liquidation Items. Huge Discounts. Housewares, home decor, bedding, lighting, rugs, appliances, air conditioners and much more. Don’t miss out! Rain date April 2. 506 Tiney Road, Ellenboro, NC 28040

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

FOR SALE Don’t Wait! Lexington Bedroom Furniture. Light Cherry Stain W/ Queen Size Head board and Foot board, 2 Night Stands, Dresser, Mirror and Chest. Only $450.00 call 704-692-4765

LAWN CARE AND MORE! Call or text for free estimate! (828) 817-2851 firman2538@ OLD MAN & A TRACTOR. Garden Tilling Service. Within area of 40 miles of Shelby. Larry Jones, (704) 692-4079 CLEVELAND COUNTY GARAGE DOORS. Spring Tune-up Special, $69.95. We will check all your equipment lube, make sure it’s working correctly. We repair broken doors. Also offering new installations. 704-477-9119 or 704-472-9367. 24 HOUR MOBILE MECHANIC. I will come to you to repair any car, lawnmower or tractor. Honest & reliable. (704) 300-2332 IT’S TIME TO TRIM CREPE MYRTLE TREES. Spreading Mulch or Gravel, minor chainsaw work and storm clean-up. I can do many of your outside chores with over 15 years experience all over Cleveland County and stretching to the Forest City area. Nice, honest, dependable, clean, drugfree, he’s an all around great guy and handyman, so call Rob today and see what I can help you with. 980-295-0750. GENERAL LAND MANAGEMENT. Bush Hogging, Backhoe & Box Blade Work. “We Do Land Clearing & Cleanup. Driveways and Roads. Tree and Debris Removal. “Reasonable Rates!” Satisfaction Guaranteed! Contact David Gregory at (256) 636-1255

CEMETERY PLOTS FOR SALE. 3 plots, $1600 each. Current market value is $1850 each. Cleveland Memorial Park Cemetery, Shelby, NC. Fountain Section, curbside, near office. Seller pays transfer fee. Barbra.peeler7@ (704) 472-5963 NURSE GIFTS ON LOCAL WEBSITE Coffee Mugs, Tote Bags, Fun Fridge Magnets and now the Nurse Expo is open WOODWORKING PLANS AND LEARN HOW to Make Money by woodworking from home - details at local website NC4Ever@email. com




Deadline: Friday at 12:00 Noon

COMPLETE SET OF RED WORLD BOOK ENCYCLOPEDIAS. From 1969, $50. 980-329-2648 (704) 4358382 TROYBILT RIDING MOWER. 42” deck, 15HP Kohler engine, new belts, new blades, new oil, $450 cash. Poulan-Pro mower, 48” deck, 25HP Briggs, new belts, new blades, new oil, $525 cash. Call 9am-9pm. (704) 5389743 FURNITURE FOR SALE. 4-piece Broyhill Bedroom Suite- $400. In very good condition. Broyhill Console Table-$100. Please don’t call unless really interested. 704692-5855. PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS with Scratch Pads! Press Room Printing. 704482-2243. (704) 538-5788 BIKERS SUPPORT TRUMP 2024 GEAR has free pics of TRUMP 2024 gear available. Visit NC4Ever. com online. NC4Ever@email. com FLORESCENT LIGHTS. Nine 18 ft. florescent light fixtures with bulbs for sale. $50.00 for all. 704-473-5771. LAWN MOWER FOR SALE Best Offer! Toro self propelled lawn mower. Excellent condition. (704) 524-8761 BEE SUPERS PAINTED WITH RACKS, $10 each. 828-245-0956. BUSHHOG LIKE NEW. Wheel Horse Mower (nice). 54” cut Zero Kubota mower (diesel), low hours. Wall mount gas heater. Chesnee, SC. (601) 740-0837 MORGAN’S FIREWOOD SERVICE. Green oak, small stove wood. $85, delivered. Call 828-395-0758. FOR SALE Best Offer! Heavy Duty Greenhouse 21x36 Straight sided with Gutters 1 3/4 inch metal pipe. $800.00 call 828-288-4929 FOR SALE Best Offer! New Inzacare Model 5510 hospital Bed Electric, Cost over 2900.00 new selling for $1400.00 call 828-288-4929 CAR TRAILER FOR SALE. $1,000 or best offer. Extra rims. 2 5/16 hitch. Call or text (828) 447-3627 CHECK US OUT! CLASSIFIED ADS GET


2 GARDEN TILLERS. (Both in good condition.) 1 Craftsman-8 HP - $275. 1 TroyBilt- 4 HP- $275. Call - (Cell) 704-477-4360 or (Home) 704434-7210.

LOST & FOUND MISSING DOG. BELGIAN MALINOIS. Escaped in Shelby area. Name is Bella. If you see her, please call (704) 4181441

WANT TO BUY WANT TO BUY. ATV’s, PopUp Campers and Small Travel Trailers. Call 828-429-3935. LOOKING TO PURCHASE VINTAGE FIREARMS. For restoring or parts. Grips, boxes, any gun related items. Rifles, pistols. Preferred 22’s. (704) 600-8560 WE BUY JUNK VEHICLES WE BUY JUNK CARS, TRUCKS AND VANS, PAYING CASH!!!! (704) 4875244 CRESTMIDDLE@ AOL.COM

WE SELL GOLD & SILVER COINS and BARS (1 Gram to 1 Ounce). call (980) 2955568 A RESTORED OLD FOOTED TUB. with hardware. $1000. By appointment only. 704825-5201. RENT TO OWN CARPORTS, BUILDINGS GARAGES. J. Johnson Sales Inc., Forest City, NC. Call 828-245-5895. CARPORTS, GARAGES, RV COVERS, BOAT TRACTOR COVERS IN STOCK. Areas largest on site display. Best Selection, Options. Quality you can getting one place! J. Johnson Sales, Inc. Forest City, NC. 828-245-5895. FLAG POLES & FLAGS. 15ft., 20ft., 25ft. “All American Made!” Delivery and installation is available. J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City, NC. Call 828-245-5895. HORSE QUALITY HAY. Square and round bales. Call (704) 487-6855 TRAILERS, EQUIPMENT, DECKOVERS, GOOSENECK DUMP. CAR HAULER, HIGH SIDE, ENCLOSED. Cash, Credit Cards, Financing, Rent to Own Options. J. Johnson Sales INC. Forest City, NC 828-245-5895. BUILDINGS, GARAGES, SHOPS with Concrete Slab. “We Got’Em” and “We do them Turn Key” J. Johnson Sales INC., Forest City, NC. 828-245-5895. STORAGE BUILDINGS. “We Buy, Sell, Trade” J. Johnson Sales INC. Forest City, NC 828-245-5895. TRAILERS, LAWNMOWER TRAILERS, Flatbed Trailers, Enclosed Trailers, Horse and Cattle Trailers, Saddlery. Check our prices and quality before you buy. Bridges Riding Equipment. Boiling Springs, NC.704434-6389, (704) 473-0867 FIREWOOD FOR SALE. Long wheelbase load. Fully loaded. $70.00/load. Delivered. 864-492-4793 or 803627-9408. RENT TO OWN TRAILERS. DUMPS, GOOSENECK, ENCLOSED, EQUIPMENT, CAR HAULERS, ALL TRAILERS - RENT TO OWN 24, 36 &48 MONTHS. “NO CREDIT CHECK”. J JOHNSON SALES, FOREST CITY, NC 828-245-5895 “AVAILABLE NC, SC, TN, GA”. RIDING/PUSH MOWERS, GARDEN TILLERS, GOKARTS, MINI-BIKES. Ready to mow. All in excellent condition. Can deliver, 30+ years experience in repair work. 828980-0853, 704-476-9383. WANT A GARAGE, BARN, WORKSHOP, STORAGE BUILDING? “WE GOT ‘EM” 20’X20’, 24X30’, 30’X60’. LARGE ON SITE DISPLAY. WE DO GRADING, GRAVEL, CONCRETE, POWER, ETC..... TURN KEY. J JOHNSON SALES, FOREST CITY, NC 828-245-5895 FIREWOOD FOR SALE. Seasoned Oak by truck load also bundles. Will deliver within 15 miles of Cherryville. (704) 435-3970

WANT TO BUY CARS, TRUCKS. Trailers, Tractors, Farm Equipment. Must have ID and proof of ownership. Callahan’s Towing. (704) 692-1006 DANNY’S AUTOWERKS. Buying used or junk cars. Competitive prices. Call Danny 828-289-3081 or Jimmy 828-289-1175. WANT TO BUY. Good used tractor or old John Deere mower 140 or 314. (601) 740-0837 CASH FOR JUNK! Buying all CARS, TRUCKS, SUVS, VANS. No one beats our prices. Cash on spot. 24/7 pickup. 803-504-7617.

BUYING GOLD & SILVER COINS and BARS. call (980) 295-5568 I PAY CASH FOR DIABETIC TEST STRIPS. Up to $10 per 100ct. Must be Unused, Unexpired. I’m local and pay fast. (828) 577-4197 WANTED: OLD AND NEW AMMO. Reloading supplies. Call 828-245-6756 or cell # 828-289-1488.

FARM & GARDEN GRAIN BINS FOR SALE. 8 grain bins for sale $1per bushel. Six 3000 bu, Two 4500 bu (843) 332-2850 DEUTZ ALLIS TRACTOR. 26 HP diesel includes 5 ft. bush hog and 4 ft. box blade, 1989. Steering easy for woman or man. Quick change implements, 1200 hours. $6900. (828) 228-4016 TRACTOR 30 INCH -DIRT SCOOP Rear 3- point reversible dump and scoop, Like new! Heavy Duty $275.00 OBO. Sells for $380.00 (704) 718-9122 scubasteve258@

BOATS 2 SEA DOO’S FOR SALE. 1994 and 1997 models. (704) 482-2173

PETS & LIVESTOCK LOOKING FOR POMERANIAN PUPPY TO BUY. Or info from Pomeranian Breeder. (864) 839-3176 LOOKING FOR: GREAT PYRENEES FEMALE. Looking for a puppy. No older than 6 months. Live in Arkansas. Coming to Cleveland county in 2 weeks. (980) 837-2135 TOY AUSSIEDOODLE PUPS. Up to date on shots, tails docked, $600. Also have Litter of Poodles on the way. (704) 472-2959 AKC CANE CORSA PUPPIES. Ready to go. Contact Ronnie for more info. (704) 974-2716 BLUE TICK BEAGLE PUPPIES. 1st shots & wormed. Parents on site. Ready to go. $350 each. (704) 692-6787


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Wednesday, March 23, 2022

CDC recommends getting vaccinated even if you have had COVID According to the CDC, you should get a COVID19 vaccine even if you already had COVID-19. No currently available test can reliably determine if you are protected after being infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine after you recover from infection with the virus that causes COVID19 provides added protection to your immune system. People who already had COVID-19 and do not get vaccinated after their recovery are more likely to get COVID-19 again than those who get vaccinated after their recovery. Most routine medical procedures and screenings can be performed before or after COVID-19 vaccination. However, if you are due for a mammogram, ask your doctor about when you should get a vaccine. Some experts recommend getting your mammogram before being vaccinated or waiting four to six weeks after getting your shot. People who have received a COVID-19 vac-

cine can have swelling in the lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy) in the underarm near where they got the shot. This is more common after booster or additional doses than after the primary vaccination series. It is possible that this swelling could cause a false reading on a mammogram. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns about getting vaccinated before or after any routine medical procedures or screenings. It is not recommended you take over-the-counter medicine (such as ibuprofen, aspirin, or acetaminophen) before vaccination for the purpose of trying to prevent vaccine-related side effects. It is not known how these medications might affect how well the vaccine works. If you take these medications regularly for other reasons, you should keep taking them before you get vaccinated. It is also not recommended to take antihistamines before getting a COVID-19 vaccine to try to prevent allergic reactions.

For most people, it is not recommended to avoid, discontinue, or delay medications that you are routinely taking for prevention or treatment of other medical conditions around the time of COVID-19 vaccination. If you are taking medications that suppress the immune system, you should talk to your healthcare provider about what is currently known and not known about the effectiveness of getting a COVID19 vaccine. Ask about the best timing for receiving a vaccine. Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines for moderately to severely immunocompromised people. Most people who take medication can get a COVID-19 vaccine. Taking one of the following medications is not, on its own, a reason to avoid getting your COVID-19 vaccination: • Over-the-counter medications (non-prescription) • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) (naproxen, ibuprofen, aspirin, etc.)

• Acetaminophen (Tylenol, etc.) • Biologics or biologic response modifiers that treat autoimmune diseases • Chemotherapy or other cancer treatment medications • Antiviral medication • Antibiotics • Statins • Blood pressure medications/antihypertensives (amlodipine, lisinopril, etc.) • Diuretics • Thyroid medications • Antidepressants • Metformin • Diabetic medications • Insulin • Steroids (prednisone, etc.) This is not a complete list. It is meant to provide some examples of common medications. Taking any of these medications will not make COVID-19 vaccination harmful or dangerous. If you have questions about medications that you are taking, talk to your healthcare professional or your vaccination provider.

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How to manage back-to-theworkplace anxiety and stress After two years of remote work for countless individuals due to the pandemic, many employees are returning to the office. While some may embrace a return to the workplace and view this as a transition back to normalcy and socialization, others may find the adjustment back to an in-person work environment overwhelming and anxiety-provoking. “Life has significantly changed since March 2020 and many people have spent the past two years working from the comfort of their own home rather than being in the actual office,” said Kayla Lyon, M.D., assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral medicine at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist. “While this initial adjustment was stressful for most, the length of the pandemic has introduced people to a new ‘normal’ and many have found their groove and comfort in working from home. It is absolutely normal and expected to have anxiety or mixed emotions about returning to the workplace and people should know they’re not alone in these feelings.” According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, the top return-to-work sources of anxiety include exposure to COVID-19, less flexibility, and the commute to work. Tips to help reduce return-towork anxiety and stress: • Ease back into a schedule: In the days leading up to return, adjust back to an in-person work

routine. Go to bed and wake up at a normal time (factoring in commute time), shower and dress for in-person work and attempt to replicate a normal in-office timeline while still at home. • Talk to employer: Gather as much information as possible about the status of the environment and working schedule. Ask any known questions or voice any concerns ahead of time. • Visit workspace before returning, if possible: Visit and tidy up the office space before it reopens – this offers the chance for a trial run and time to become acquainted with the area. • Plan ahead: Schedule simple, mood-boosting activities (a cup of coffee, exercise, meditation, dinner with a friend, etc.) to do before and after work. • Be considerate of colleagues: Be mindful of others and respect that everyone has different concerns and levels of comfort. “Just as it took many of us time to adjust to working from home, it will take time to adjust back to working in the office and it’s important to realize that some sense of anxiousness and worry is normal,” Lyon said. “As humans, we don’t have an on/off switch and there will be an adjustment period. But if someone is experiencing prolonged anxiety or depression, fatigue, appetite changes or disrupted sleep patterns, or if someone is experiencing suicidal thoughts, they should seek medical help.”








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The North School Book CLub competed in Battle of the Books last week. Pictured are the participants. Photos by Anna Hughes

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

NORTH SCHOOL BATTLE OF THE BOOKS – The Dr. Pace Award is given to the student on each team that is deemed most knowledgeable by his or her peers. The winner is thirdgrader, Caroline Ruffalo.

SIGNS OF OUR TIMES - IT PAYS TO DO YOUR HOMEWORK – As prices fluctuated about 10-cents a gallon across town on March 19, between $4.09 and $4.19 along King Street and out Shelby Road to the Highway 74 by-pass. The lowest price seen along that stretch was $4.09 at Bill Parker’s Amoco, but according to Gas Buddy and the GetUpside app, other stations in town had gas at that price also. It just goes to show how doing your homework can save you $1.20 on a ten-gallon fill-up. Photos by Loretta Cozart

Carolina gas prices race to record highs Gas prices in the Carolinas continued to increase rapidly last week to the highest levels in a decade across both North and South Carolina. Prices at

the pump climbed an average of 37 cents on the week in North Carolina and 41 cents on the week in South Carolina. “Unfortunately this

isn’t the end of seeing prices rise at the pump,” said Tiffany Wright, spokesperson, AAA – The Auto Club Group in the Carolinas. “Motorists could continue to see record high prices at the pump because of the high oil prices that are surging due to the Russia-Ukraine conflict. Sanctions and

regulations against Russia has limited its ability to sell its oil on the global market, which has intensified global supply concerns in what was already a tight market due to the pandemic.” Currently, today’s gas price average in North Carolina sits at $3.92, having a 37-cent increase

on the week. This average is 71 cents more than a month ago and $1.35 more than a year ago. Today’s gas price average in South Carolina sits at $3.88, having a 41-cent increase on the week. This average is 70 cents more than a month ago and $1.37 more than a year ago. These are the highest prices since

April 2012. The U.S. price of oil surged 26% last week, rising a little more than $24 per barrel. An increase of that magnitude translates to a 60-cent increase at the pump. This could yield another 10-15 cent increase at the pump.


Does Medicare Cover Power Lift Chairs? Dear Savvy Senior, Because of back pain and knee arthritis I’m interested in getting a power lift recliner for my living room that’s easy for me to get into and out of. Does Medicare cover them? Can’t Get Up

Dear Can’t, Yes, Medicare does indeed provide some coverage for lift chairs, provided your doctor prescribes it for a medical reason, but they won’t cover the entire cost of the chair. Medicare will only pay for the motorized lifting mechanism, which is considered durable medical equipment (DME), and is covered under Part B. The other parts of the chair – the frame, cushioning, and upholstery – are not covered. Here are a few more details you should know. What Is a Lift Chair? First, for those who aren’t familiar with them, lift chairs, which look like traditional recliners, have motorized lift mechanisms built in that aid with standing up and sitting down for people with limited mobility. With the push of a button, a lift chair hoists a person from sitting to a position where they can comfortably stand up. It also works in

reverse to help a person gently take a sitting position.

Medicare Coverage Requirements If you’re a Medicare beneficiary, to find out if you qualify for coverage, you’ll need to get a prescription and a “Certificate of Medical Necessity” from your doctor that indicates your need for a lift chair. The conditions you’ll need to meet include: • That you have severe arthritis of the hip or knee, or a severe neuromuscular disease. • That you can’t stand up on your own from a regular chair. • Once standing, you can walk independently or with the aid of a walker or cane. • That you do not reside within a skilled nursing facility, hospice or nursing home facility. You’ll also need to purchase your lift chair from an equipment supplier that’s enrolled in Medicare. To find and compare Medicare approved suppliers in your area go to, type in your Zip code and “Seat Lift Mechanisms” in the equipment box.

If you do qualify, Medicare will pay 80 percent of the approved cost of the chair’s motorized lifting mechanism, after you’ve met your Part B annual deductible. You, or your Medigap supplemental policy (if you have one), will pay the remaining 20 percent of the lift mechanism. You will also pay 100 percent of the remaining cost of the chair. You should also be aware that if you do buy your lift chair from a Medicare supplier, you will likely pay for the total cost of the chair upfront and can then seek reimbursement from Medicare. Lift chairs can run anywhere from $400 to $2,000 or more depending on the fabric, options and upgrades. The reimbursement is usually between $250 and $300 depending on the state you live in. Advantage Coverage If you happen to get your Medicare benefits through a private Medicare Advantage plan, they too provide lift chair coverage, but they may impose different rules and will likely require you to see an in-network supplier. You’ll need to contact your plan directly for details. Other Helpful Options If you find that Medicare won’t cover

your lift chair or if you’re looking for something less expensive, there are assistive products you can add to your current furniture like the Stander EZ StandN-Go (, $140), which has adjustable support handles that can be used on any sofa or recliner to help with sitting down and standing up.

Another way to make your furniture more accessible is by increasing its height with “furniture risers.” These typically range from 2 to 5 inches in height and are inserted under the legs of your furniture. Costs range from a few dollars up to $50 or more and can be purchased at retail stores like Walmart and Target, or online at Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book.

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