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Volume 134 • Issue 13

Wednesday, March 30, 2022 • 704-484-1047


KM Rescue Squad City receives grant closing on July 1 for community garden County decides to administer EMS On February 25, Cleveland County Board of Commissioners voted to centrally administer Emergency Medical Services in Cleveland County. That decision will adversely affect Kings Mountain Rescue Squad and may negatively impact the citizens of our area, according to Donna Rose, Director of Operations for Kings Mountain Rescue Squad. The decision will result in the closing of Kings Mountain Rescue Squad, the first formed of its kind in Cleveland County and the second one formed in the state. Currently, Cleveland

County EMS provides 911 ambulance services in cooperation with three nonprofit agencies – Kings Mountain Rescue, Shelby Rescue, and Upper Cleveland Rescue. The County has granted these nonprofits franchises to operate within the County At their website, the county states that these service enhancements, as well as closest unit dispatch, will lead to reductions in response time and a higher level of patient care. Rose points out that ambulance times will not be any faster because all calls are dispatched through 911. And the change will not enhance patient care either. All staff receive the same training, no matter if they work for the Rescue Squad or Cleveland County EMS.

Rose feels the county gave the rescue squads in Cleveland County no warning and that the county’s decision is financially motivated. “Tommy McNeilly and the County Manager Brian Epley called me on a Tuesday at 4:50 p.m. Epley’s voice was very formal, like he was reading from a prepared statement. He said Cleveland County Board of Commissioners had commissioned a survey and from that survey they had decided not to reinstate the franchises with rescue squads in Cleveland County that expire on June 30.” During this year’s February 24-25 work session, the county commissioners were presented with recommendations with respect See RESCUE, Page 2A

Kings Mountain received a $44,449 grant from T-Mobile to create ADA access points into the Community Garden, a joint project between Mauney Memorial Library and the Patrick Senior Center for a community garden for all Kings Mountain citizens. Last April, T-Mobile announced T-Mobile Hometown Grants, a $25 million, five-year initiative to support the people and organizations who help small towns across America thrive and grow by providing funding to kickstart important new community development projects. Hometown Grants are given every quarter to up to 25 small towns. “Since we launched T-Mobile Hometown in April 2021, the Un-carrier

Councilman Jay Rhodes and Mayor Neisler accept T-Mobile grant check. Photos by Christy Conner has given more than $3.3 million to support projects that are strengthening economic opportunity in small towns in 35 states and it’s been amazing to see how local leaders and businesses are using these funds to transform their

communities,” said Jon Freier, President, Consumer Group at T-Mobile. “Today, we’re honored to add another 25 small towns to the list of communities we support, and we look forward to announcing 25 See GRANT, Page 5

KIDZ Around program suspended Legion Auxiliary craft for 2022-2023 school year and vendor show April 2 By Loretta Cozart

By Loretta Cozart During the Cleveland County School Board’s March 15 meeting, KIDZ Around, the before and after school program, was cancelled for the 2022/2023 school year. The Finance/Personnel Committee recommended ending the program because it was no longer financially feasible. Cleveland County Schools Superintendent Dr. Stephen Fisher stated, “The function is not financially sustainable.” Finance/Personnel Committee Chairman Joel Shores noted that $100,000 was transferred to the program earlier this year, due to lack of funds. He added that parents were asked if they would support an increase in

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their weekly payment, from $50 to $65? He said there was no support for the increase. Philip Glover then noted a representative from Boys and Girls Clubs was in attendance. “I appreciate the partnership they are going to give through Cleveland County Schools. I’m excited about it, that ya’ll have that partnership and are going to step-up to provide some good services for our kids in the morning and in the afternoon.”

19-year-old killed on I-85 Police seek public’s help On Tuesday March 22, at 5:42 pm, local law enforcement officers responded to a reported shooting on southbound Interstate 85 near exit 13. When officers arrived on scene, they found one victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to Caromont Regional Medical Facility by Gaston Emergency Medical Services where he succumbed to his wounds. The victim was identified as Uriah Diondreus McCree, 19, of Kings Mountain. Officers from the Bessemer City Police, Gastonia Police, Gaston County Police, Kings Mountain Police and Gaston County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the incident. Bessemer City Fire Department also assisted on the

American Legion Unit 155 is hosting their Spring Fling Craft and Vendor show on Saturday, April 2 from noon until 7 p.m. at the

Post at 613 E. Gold Street in Kings Mountain. More than 25 local vendors have signed-up. Vendor types include baked goods, jewelry, woodwork, metal arts, t-shirts, plants,

candles, along with other crafts. All vendor spaces have been filled. Hot dog plates will also be for sale by the Auxiliary. Come support local veterans and artists.

April 16 at Mayor Rick Murphrey Children’s Park

Easter Egg Hunt comes back to Kings Mountain Kings Mountain’s Easter Egg Hunt is back! Hop on down to Mayor Rick Murphrey Children’s Park, April 16 for a HOPPY good time! More than 10,000 prize and candy filled eggs will be hidden across 3 sections of the park. The EGGcellent Egg Hunt will be separated into three age categories - 2 years

and under, 3-5 and 6-12 years old. Scoop Kings Mountain and Subway, Cleveland Mall

are proudly sponsoring a golden egg in each category. Inside each golden egg, a lucky egg hunter will find gift certificates redeemable at Scoop Kings Mountain and Subway. The EGGstravaganza will include a petting zoo, compliments of Son Ridge Farms, music, and a visit See EGG HUNT, Page 5A

City of Kings Mountain Announces Stock Photo- this is not the actual suspect vehicle. Photo Bessemer City Police Department scene. The circumstances surrounding the shooting are still unclear at this point. Police are currently looking for a 2012 or later white Dodge Charger. The vehicle was observed traveling southbound on Interstate 85 where it took exit 10 towards Kings Mountain/Shelby on Highway 74. with dark tinted windows, spoiler, and possibly factory chrome rims that was involved in the homicide. Police are seeking the identity of the occupants and request

the public to provide any information they have that can lead to the resolution of this case. This is an active investigation. Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Det. J. L. Henderson with Bessemer City Police Department at 704-629-2235 or Det. S. J. Brogdon at 704866-3320. Information leading to the identification of the suspect(s) can be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00 through Crimestoppers at 704-861-8000.

2022 “Live at Patriots Park” concert series line-up starts May 7 Bands to take the stage at Liberty Falls Amphitheatre beginning May 7 Live entertainment is back at Patriots Park! The City of Kings Mountain is proud to bring live music back to Downtown Kings Mountain with the 2022 “Live at Patriots Park” Concert Series.

The series, brings a diverse group of entertainers to the Liberty Falls Amphitheatre covering Beach, Rhythm and Blues, Soul,

Classic Rock and much more! “The only thing that is better than music - Live music,” says Christy Conner, Special Events Director with the City of Kings Mountain. “We have a topnotch diverse group of talent scheduled to hit the stage. They are some of the hottest bands currently trending in the entertainment industry.” See CONCERT, Page 3A

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Legion invites Veterans Sheriff’s Office charges Kingstown to breakfast Saturday man with selling Cocaine

Geraldine Virginia Leazer KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – Geraldine Virginia Leazer, 91, formerly of Gastonia went to the Light and Love we call Heaven on March 26, 2022 at her home in Kings Mountain, NC. She was born in Charlotte, NC, daughter of the late Versie Waddell and Mable Duffy Cassada and was preceded in death by husband of 58 years, Dock Lee Leazer. Geraldine was also preceded in death by her daughter: Wanda L. Burgess; six brothers: Cecil, Raymond, Noel, Eugene, Brian, and Carl Cassada and three sisters: Katheryn C. Nesbitt, Chestine C. Eppley, and Lucille C. Wright. Geraldine was always friendly to everyone she met. She was a loving and faithful wife and wonderful caring mother. The lessons learned from her life, forgiveness, honesty, determination, and many more will live on in the lives of countless others. She is survived by her aughters: Nancy Dianne Leazer and Vickie L. Moss (Scott) of Kings Mountain, NC. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 3:00 pm at Gaston Memorial Park in the Luke Section with Pastor David MacEachen officiating. Internment will be held Gaston Memorial Park, Gastonia, NC. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the VFW at 3250 West Franklin Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28052 or the Cancer Society at PO Box 140000, Raleigh, NC 27620. Guest register is available at: Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kings Mountain, NC is in charge of arrangements.

Thomas Edward Martin Kings Mountain– Thomas Edward Martin, 78, of 112 Waco Road, passed away Thursday, February 3, 2022, at Hospice Cleveland County. Born in Bennettsville SC, he was the son of the late Thomas Martin and Mary Shankle Martin. Mr. Martin retired as a Sanitation worker for the City of Kings Mountain. He also served in the US Army and was a Vietnam Veteran. Mr. Martin is survived by a son; Joseph “Joe” Martin of Kings Mtn, a brother; Gene Martin of Asheville, NC, a sister; Dora Self of Shelby, NC, and fourteen nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three brothers; Roger Martin, Mike Martin, and Bobby Martin. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2022 at 4:00 pm at Temple of Praise, 2472 Cobb Drive, Kings Mountain, NC 28086 with Pastor Donnie Allen officiating. The Book of Memories is available at The Blacksburg location of Gordon Mortuary is serving the Martin family.

made-to-order eggs, bacon, liver mush, gravy, grits, biscuits, toast, coffee, and juice. All veterans are invited to this free breakfast the first Saturday of every month. Others are welcome to attend for a small donation which helps fund future breakfasts.

Program recognizes companies employing Vets Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Commerce Secretary M a c h - GOV. COOPER elle Baker Sanders are encouraging North Carolina employers to hire veterans and to apply for recognition with a HIRE Vets Medallion Award, an official program of the U.S. Department of Labor. The application period runs through April 30, 2022. “North Carolina is America’s most military-friendly state, and the HIRE Vets program is one way for companies to signal their strong support for our nation’s heroes,” said Governor Roy Cooper. “Veterans add value to the businesses that employ them, while also enriching our communities.” These awards are the only federal-level veterans’ employment awards that recognize an organization’s commitment to veteran hiring, retention, and professional development. In 2021, 22 North Carolina companies received a HIRE Vets Medallion Award. In 2020 and 2021, the N.C. Department of Commerce implemented a first-inthe-nation online feature that highlights North Carolina employers that have received the HIRE Vets medallion award on the state’s job search portal and on the NCWorks Veterans Portal, located at veterans. This tool helps veterans more easily find jobs that the recognized companies are currently advertising. The U.S. Department of Labor recognized the N.C. Division of Workforce Solutions staff for their innovative work. “In today’s tight labor market, it is more important than ever for employers to actively recruit military veterans, and to recognize the unique combination of skills and experience that they can bring as employees,” said N.C. Department of Commerce Secretary Machelle Baker Sanders. “The HIRE Vets program provides an opportunity for North Carolina employers to be honored for valuing our veterans, and this recognition can give businesses a leg up in attracting military talent.” The HIRE Vets Medallion Award is based on several criteria, ranging from veteran hiring and retention to providing veteran-specific resources, leadership programming, dedicated human resources,

and compensation and tuition assistance programs – with requirements varying for large, medium, and small employers. There is a fee to apply for the HIRE Vets Medallion Program, which is used to cover the costs associated with carrying out the HIRE Vets Act. The fee for large employers is $495 per applicant, the fee for medium employers is $190 per applicant, and the fee for small employers is $90 per applicant. Eastern Carolina Vocational Center (ECVC), a private nonprofit corporation based in Pitt County, is one of many North Carolina employers that has been recognized by the program in the past. “ECVC was honored to receive the Gold-level HIRE Vets Medallion Award in 2019, 2020 and 2021, and this year, we will try to make it four in a row,” said Darone Dancy, Vice President of Workforce Operations for ECVC, and a U.S. Navy veteran. “This award is very meaningful to us because we value the qualities that veterans bring to their roles as members of our team. We are proud to support veterans by proactively recruiting them and advancing them in their post-service careers.” Last fall in partnership with the N.C. Department of Military and Veteran Affairs and the N.C. Department of Commerce, Governor Cooper challenged North Carolina businesses to “Honor Veterans by Hiring Veterans.” The state’s participation in the HIRE Vets Medallion Award Program reaffirms the Administration’s commitment to supporting North Carolina’s veteran population. The N.C. Department of Commerce works in close partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor and employs 70 NCWorks Veterans Services professionals (all of whom are veterans themselves). These professionals, located at NCWorks Career Centers across the state, help connect veterans to employers, as well as to training opportunities. The department also partners with North Carolina For Military Employment (NC4ME) on special hiring events. The state’s “First in Talent” strategic economic development plan calls for expanding such efforts. To learn more and apply for the HIRE Vets Medallion Award Program, go to www. Employers and veterans may also visit or contact an NCWorks Career Center for assistance. Contact information for each career center is found at


land County Board of Commissioners, not at a formal meeting of the board. After the phone call on Tuesday, Rose was requested to attend a meeting the following Thursday, just two days later. She and Jonie Blanton attended the meeting at 2 p.m. When Rose requested a copy of the survey results, minutes from the work session, and a link to the video recording of that meeting, she said her request was denied. She said she was told the minutes were only in draft form so they could not be shared. To date, she has only been given the PowerPoint presentation, but no records of the discussion that went

From Page 1A to emergency medical services. The county’s thirdparty consultant and medical director both recommended moving to a centrally administered EMS. Based on those recommendations, the Board of Commissioners decided that centrally administering the County’s EMS providers would be the most effective and efficient way to serve the citizens while meeting the increasing demand for services. According to Rose, the decision was made during a work-session of the Cleve-

Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division began an investigation on Warren Alexander Ussery, 35, of 2004 Petty Road in Kingstown, due to complaints that he was selling Cocaine in and around Cleveland County. Investigators with the use of a cooperating witness conducted multiple controlled buys from Mr. Ussery at one of his residences. On March 17, deputies from the Community Interdiction Team conducted a vehicle stop on Mr. Ussery. During the stop deputies seized 58 grams of Cocaine and a firearm from Mr. Ussery. At the time of the vehicle stop Mr. Ussery was a convicted felon and was pro-

Warren Alexander Ussery hibited from owning or possessing a firearm. After the vehicle stop Investigators executed a search warrant at the residence where the controlled buys were

made. Deputies located an additional 356 grams of Cocaine and two other firearms inside of the residence. Mr. Ussery was arrested, processed, and placed in the Cleveland County Detention Center under a $100,000 secured bond. The street value of the seized drugs is approximately $36,000. Mr. Ussery was charged with two counts of Trafficking in Cocaine Level 1, one count of Trafficking in Cocaine Level 2, two counts of Firearm by Felon, and one count of Weapon of Mass Destruction.

■ POLICE ARRESTS MARCH 17: Ashley Marie Moskaluk, 33, 617 Unity Church Road, communicating threats, criminal summons. MARCH 17: Jomonyaka Alkila Sanders, 50, Gastonia, DWI, PWISDM Schedule 6, felony, $10,000 secured bond MARCH 19: Corbin Raeqiuan Jackson, 20, 221 N. Watterson Street, failure to appear, driving while license revoked, failure to appear, no registration plate, $1,000 secured bond. MARCH 21: Ashley Nicole Elaine Johnson, 33, 305 York Road, DWI, driving while license revoked, $2,000 secured bond. She was also cited for no liability insurance. INCIDENTS MARCH 18: BB Auto Sales, 405 Margrace Road, reported theft of six home speakers, a truck, 20 used car batteries, 25 keys to cars on the business lot, four Kimba tires, and one metal latch valued at nearly $14,000 during a break-in. MARCH 20; Family Dollar, 110 East King Street, reported a customer filled storage totes with merchandise and left the store without paying for it. MARCH 20; A resident of Orr Terrace reported theft of currency. MARCH 21: A resident of Church Street reported theft of Cadillac car key valued at $150. MARCH 21: Martin’s Electric, 210 S. Piedmont Avenue, reported theft of 2,500 feet of 12-2 electrical wire from a construction site at 300 Woodlake Parkway. Estimated value of the wire is $2,500. MARCH 22: Martin’s Electric, 210 S. Piedmont

Avenue, reported someone cut the wiring in the lighting distribution panels at a construction site at 300 Woodland Parkway and took 3,200 feet of electrical wiring valued at $6,000. CITATIONS MARCH 18: Treavon Blair, 23, 200 Spruce Street, no operator’s license. MARCH 19: Robert Lee Evans Pennington, 32, 426 Fulton Street, revoked license. MARCH 19: Robert Michael Oleska, 64, Dallas, expired tag, no vehicle inspection. MARCH 19: William Jared Day, 22, Bessemer City, no insurance, no registration, no new certificate of title, signals equipment violation. MARCH 19: Corbin Jackson, 20, 221 North Watterson Street, revoked license. MARCH 18: Jonathan Boone, 27, 407 Belvedere Circle, stop sign violation. MARCH 20: Stephanie Leigh Hurst, 26, 500 S Cherokee Street, revoked license, head lamp violation. MARCH 29: Brianna Leigh Powers, 25, 422 Belvedere Circle, expired tag, no electronic inspection. MARCH 20: Melissa Kay Marlow, 49, Bessemer City, expired license. MARCH 20: Steven Lloyd McColm, 41, 120 Montview Road, expired tag, no electronic inspection. MARCH 20: Bradley Dwayne Sisk, 560 Bethlehem Road, revoked license. MJARCH 21: Bryan Adam Abee, 35, 305 York Road, expired tag, no registration, revoked license. MARCH 22: Gerald Lynn Smith Jr., 41, 204 Edel Street, speeding, expired tag, no electronic inspection. WRECKS

MARCH 10: Officer Carpenter cited Sherry Malac, Bessemer City, with failure to yield right-of-way after the 1997 Toyota she was driving struck a 2019 Hyundai operated by Ashley Mercer, 745 Unity Church Road, on US 74 Business who was attempting to make a left turn into the parking lot at Walmart. Property damage was estimated at $15,000. MARCH 17: Officer Moore said Jayla Littlejohn, 825 Mountain Crest Drive, parked her 2021 Toyota in the west-bound travel lane on Mountain Street waiting for traffic to flow when Teresa Negus, 313 Wintergreen Court, operating a Cleveland County school bus, passed her to make a left turn onto S. Goforth Street. The back corner of the bus struck the driver’s side center and front door and also damaged the mirror. Negus was unaware that an accident had happened. Property damages were estimated at $10,000 to the Toyota and $500 to the bus. MARCH 18: Officer McKinney said Patricia Lynn Peterson, 600 Temple Street, operating a 2019 Nissan in the parking lot of Walmart on Shelby Road, struck a pole while turning left. Property damage was estimated at $1,200. MARCH 22: Officer Dee cited Gerald Lynn Smith Jr., 204 Edel Street, operating a 2005 Chrysler, with careless and reckless driving after his vehicle sideswiped a 2014 Honda operated by Ralph Kenneth Crabb, Boonville, on East Gold Street. Property damage was estimated at $10,000.

on prior to the decision. The work session minutes are still not available. Jonie Blanton, whose career with Kings Mountain Rescue Squad spans 20years, points out, “The rescue squad does far more than just provide ambulance service to the community. We also provide services for a variety of activities in Kings Mountain including concerts and festivals, the annual YMCA Jingle Bell Rockin’ Run, and Murphy’s Toy Run benefitting the Shriner’s Burn Center, Oxford Home for Children, King’s Moun-

tain Police Department’s Toy Drive, and the Sheriff’s Department.” “We provide classes in first aid and CPR. We have supported local COVID vaccination events and are here for the citizens whenever the need arises. Now we face closure of the Kings Mountain Rescue Squad,” he explained. “We hope the people of Kings Mountain will support us with the county commission, so we can continue providing excellent care for our citizens.” Kings Mountain Rescue Squad will close July 1.

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LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Kings Mountain Housing Authority will hold a public hearing at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, May 27, 2022, at 201 McGill Court, Kings Mountain, NC for the purpose of receiving public comment on the Agency’s 2022 Annual and Five Year Plan. A draft of the plan will be available for review at the above address during normal business hours. KMH (3/30/2022)

Charlie Griffin will be in concert at Westover Baptist Church, 114 Westover Drive in Kings Mountain, on Sunday, April 3 at 11 am. Everyone is welcome. For more information call: 704-739-2117.

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American Legion Post 155 invites all veterans for a free Veteran’s Breakfast on Saturday, April 2, from 9 am to 11 am at the Otis D. Green Post home on East Gold Street. Breakfast includes



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The Council Chamber was packed as more than 100 people turned out to hear Albemarle Corporation’s presentation regarding opening the old lithium mine behind the Gateway Trailhead. Well thought out questions were asked of Albemarle executives by citizens. Details of the meeting will run in next week’s Herald. Photo by Loretta Cozart


CONCERT From Page 1A Each concert will begin at 6:00 PM. The line-up for this series includes: • 5/7 - Who’s Bad? The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience-Opening Act, Party Prophets with Gene Pharr and Cindy Floyd • 6/4 - A1A-The Official and Original Jimmy Buffett Tribute Show-Opening Act, Blackwater Rhythm and Blues Band • 7/16 - Tell Me Lies

A1A - The Official and Original Jimmy Buffett Tribute Show

- The Fleetwood Mac Experience-Opening Act, The Tonez • 9/10 - Freebird - The Ultimate Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute-Opening Act, Dirty Grass Soul • 10/1 - The Prince Experience-Opening Act, New Local A concert series would not be complete without a cruise-in. Each night of the series, local car enthusiasts will line Railroad Avenue and West Gold Street with their favorite street or stock cars. Special guests will be

FREEBIRD - The Ultimate Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute on hand to make these cruiseins even more special. The cruise-ins will start at 5:00pm each night of the concert series. All makes and models

are welcome. Great food and a beverage garden will be available for concert goers each night of the series as well.

TELL ME LIES - The Fleetwood Mac Experience

WHO’S BAD? The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience For more information on the concert series or cruise-in, contact the City of Kings Mountain’s Special Events Department at 704-730-2101,

or visit their website at www. KingsMountainEvents.Com. You may also visit their Facebook page at @cityofkmspecialevents.

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HOSPICE CLEVELAND COUNTY recipient of “Give Back Campaign” Shannon Ramsey, Hospice Volunteer, and business partner April Franks have found a unique way to help others. The “Give Back Campaign” is a project started by the two through their online business called Lemongrass Spa Products. Each month, an area business is chosen to be the recipient of donations they collect from the community. Hospice Cleveland County was chosen for the month of February by their business to receive 225 bags of Valentine candy, spa soap, Kleenex and a personalized greeting card for patients and families. “The response and outpouring of love was overwhelming and we greatly appreciate all who donated,” said Ramsey. Friends, Cynthia, Wanda, and Melba also helped collect supplies and get bags together. Donations continued coming in after the deadline so the owners plan to do another campaign for hospice patients in the future. Krista Haynes, Hospice Cleveland County Volunteer Coordinator, helped spread the word to the community and helped coordinate donations. “We are grateful for all the support we received from the community with this special project,” said Haynes. Both Ramsey and Franks are looking forward to helping other non-profits in the area and would like to thank every-

Tracking the BA.2 sub-variant of Omicron Special to the Herald from Atrium Health, March 24

Hospice Cleveland County recently received 225 gift bags from The “Give Back Campaign”, sponsored by Lemongrass Spa Products. (Photo provided) one for their help. “We could not do it without the community’s support. A small act of kindness goes a long way!” To donate items or to learn more about the “Give Back Campaign,” contact Shannon at 704-6489532 or April at 704-689-2402. If you would like to know how you can become a Hospice Volunteer, please call 704-487-4677. Hospice Cleveland County serves indi-

viduals in Cleveland and surrounding counties; in homes, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, Wendover Hospice House in Shelby, and Testa Family Hospice House in Kings Mountain. If you would like to know more about Hospice Cleveland County, Palliative Care, and advance care planning, please visit our website at or contact us at 704-487-4677.

April events at the Patrick Senior Center Special Events in April: Gardner-Webb Nursing Students Wellness Talk: Tuesday, April 5, 10:0010:30am National Healthcare Decisions Day Presentation: Wednesday, April 13, 9:0010:00am Dutch Lunch Trip to Dino’s Italian Pizzeria in Bessemer City: 11:00am (sign up and pay $1 transportation fee) Easter Party and Spring Advocacy Event with Bingo: Thursday, April 14, 10:0011:15am Art Class with Tammy: Thursday, April 14, 1:003:00pm (registration and fee required) Craft Class with Claudia: Tuesday, April 12, 1:003:00pm (also available via Zoom) A Matter of Balance Classes: Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 19, 21, 26 & 28, May 3, 5, 10 & 12, 1:303:30pm Basic Computer Classes: Mondays and Wednesdays, April 20-June 1, 10:00am12:00pm On-Site Shredding: Monday, April 18, 9:00am2:00pm Scout the Therapy Dog Visit: Thursday, April 21, 10:00-10:30am Red Cross Blood Drive: Friday, April 22, 10:00am2:30pm (call center for appointment) Shred Truck: Wednesday, April 27 (bring shredding to center up to a week before) Vision Presentation by the Division of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired:

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Wednesday, April 27, 10:00-11:00am Ongoing Activities at the Patrick Center: Gardner-Webb Exercise Science Students: Mondays-Thursdays, 8:30-9:30am (sign-ups recommended) Ceramics: Mondays, 9:3010:30am Facebook Chat: Mondays, 10:00-10:45am (online via Facebook) Color Me Calm: Mondays, 10:00-11:00am Quilting: Mondays, 12:303:00pm Beginner Quilting: Thursdays, 1:00-3:00pm Intermediate Line Dance (Dance Floor Rockers): Mondays, 1:00-3:00pm Intermediate Line Dance (Southern Class): Thursdays, 10:00-11:30am Clogging: Mondays, 3:30-4:30pm and Thursdays, 12:30-1:30pm Smartphone Clinic: 2nd Monday, 10:00-11:00am Knitting: Tuesdays, 8:3010:30am Veterans Meeting: 1st Tuesday, 9:00-10:00am Bible History: Tuesdays, 10:00-11:00am REFIT Dance Exercise: Tuesdays, 11:00am-12:00pm Volunteer Meeting: 3rd

Tuesday, 12:15-1:15pm Monthly Birthday Celebration: 4th Tuesday, 10:0011:00am Tai Chi for Arthritis: Wednesdays, 9:00-10:00am (call to sign up) Chair Yoga: Wednesdays, 11:45am-12:45pm (fee required) Blood Pressure Clinic: 1st Wednesday, 10:00-11:30am Food Giveaway: 3rd Wednesday, 1:00-2:30pm, (registration required) Caregiver Support Group: 4th Wednesday, 1:00-2:30pm Healthy Lifestyle Class: Thursdays, 8:00-9:30am Gentle Exercise: Thursdays, 9:30-10:15am Bingo: Thursdays, 10:3011:15am Leaving a Legacy: 1st Thursday, 11:30am-1:30pm Coffee & Conversation: Fridays, 8:30-10:00am Chorus: Fridays, 10:0011:00am Friday Lunch to Go: Fridays, 11:00am-12:00pm (call to sign up by Thursday at Noon) WII Bowling League: Fridays, 12:00-1:00pm Chair Volleyball: Fridays, 12:00-2:00pm The Patrick Center is a SHIIP site and can help with Medicare questions and check to see if you qualify for Extra Help with your drug costs. We also can assist with transportation, loan equipment, incontinence supplies, nutritional supplements and other services. Please call the center at 704-734-0447 for more information or to sign up for programs.

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By now, you’ve no doubt heard that scientists are tracking a rise in COVID-19 cases in Europe caused by BA.2, a sub-variant of the omicron variant of COVID-19. As of mid-March, experts say BA.2 makes up about a third of the cases of COVID-19 in the United States. But what does that mean and is it a cause for concern about another surge? Dr. Anupama Neelakanta, an Atrium Health infectious diseases physician, helps explain what you need to know. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic more than two years ago, we have experienced several types of variations of COVID-19. This is not unusual. All viruses mutate, or change, over time. “Whenever a new variant comes up, there are small sub variations which occur in that variant due to minor changes in mutations,” Dr. Anupama Neelakanta, an infectious diseases physician at Atrium Health, explains. “BA.2 is a sub-variant to the omicron variant. It may have different names, like the ‘stealth omicron,’ but there really are minor differences to its communicability. It is thought to be slightly more transmissible than omicron itself, but not necessarily more severe.” Scientists are currently tracking a rise in cases caused by BA.2. It’s spreading rapidly in parts of Asia and in Europe. CDC officials recently said BA.2 accounts for about one-third of current COVID-19 cases in the United States. “I think Europe is seeing another surge,” Neelakanta says. “But while they are seeing more cases, their hos-

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pitalizations have not gone up significantly. It’s difficult to predict if there will be a similar outcome in the United States. With the percentage of current COVID-19 cases caused by BA.2 right now, that does not indicate a surge, so I think we have to wait and watch.” Vaccination rates in some parts of Europe are less than in the United States and some countries did not have as much of a surge in cases which we saw in December and January, which may be the reason for the second spike there. COVID-19 cases have declined nationwide in recent weeks, leading to the relaxation of masking guidelines in our local communities, including schools, and across the country. Neelakanta believes Atrium Health and other health systems, nationwide, are capable of handling future surges better than when the pandemic started two years ago. That’s due to a variety of reasons such as improved vaccination rates with less severe cases, availability of treatment options and lessons learned from previous surges but stresses the importance of partnership with the community. And when it comes to wearing masks, she says, it’s about assessing your individual risks. “Our advice hasn’t changed,” Neelakanta says. “If you’re not vaccinated, get vaccinated. If you’re sick, stay home to prevent making others sick. It’s also important to assess your own risk with regard to mask wearing. Even if you live in a community with low transmission, if you are immunocompromised or care for people who are immunocompromised and may be at risk for severe



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From Page 1 more every quarter through 2026.” Towns across American with a population of fewer than 50,000 people are eligible for Hometown Grants. Every small town with a vision for how to make their community even stronger than it is today is encouraged to apply. To select Hometown Grant recipients, T-Mobile works with Main Street America and Smart Growth America, two organizations that have decades of experience helping build stronger, more prosperous small towns and rural communities. Together, they assess applications from small towns based on level of detail and completeness, potential community impact, project viability and other factors. Mayor Neisler said, “Councilman Jay Rhodes heard about the grant and shared that information with City Manager Marilyn Sellers. Library Services Manager Christina Martin initiated the paperwork and applied for this grant. Thanks to them, all the people if Kings Mountain will be able to enjoy the Community Garden.” “The T-Mobile Hometown Grants provided to these communities represent a commitment to investing in historic assets, community gathering places, and the expansion

City Manager Marilyn Sellers and Councilman Jay Rhodes pause for a photo during the ceremony. of facilities and technologies for residents,” said Smart Growth America’s President and CEO Calvin Gladney. “Smart Growth America applauds these efforts as we continue to support scores of towns and cities in rural places.” “We’re proud to work with T-Mobile and Smart Growth America to support these innovative projects in rural communities across the country” said Main Street America’s President and CEO Patrice Frey. “These grant recipients represent the creativity and passion for place we’ve long seen in Main Street

communities, and we are excited to see how the projects positively impact these areas in the coming years.” Hometown Grants are part of the Un-carrier’s massive 5-year commitment announced in April 2021 to bring 5G to rural America, open hundreds of new stores and support economic development in small towns by providing $25 million in funding. In addition, the Un-carrier unleashed T-Mobile Home Internet, a new broadband service available to more than 10 million rural households across the country.

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Liberty Mountain, by Playwright Robert Inman, depicts the dramatic events leading to the October 7, 1780 Battle of Kings Mountain. It brings to life the story of these Carolina Backcountry patriots, who with their victory helped secure our nation’s liberty. The indoor drama features full theater action, music, epic battles, & special effects. Performances are each weekend beginning June 24, 2022 at the Joy Performance Center, 202 S. Railroad Avenue, Kings Mountain, NC 28086 Friday, June 24, 2022 at 7:30 PM (Opening Night) Saturday, June 25, 2022 at 3:00 PM Saturday, June 25, 2022 at 7:30 PM Sunday, June 26, 2022 at 3:00 PM Friday, July 1, 2022 at 7:30 PM Saturday, July 2, 2022 at 3:00 PM

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NCDHHS launches Spring into Summer campaign On March 22, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services launched Spring into Summer, a community campaign focused on increasing rates of COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters for adults and children. “As we transition into spring and summer, we are also transitioning to a new phase in our COVID-19 response,” said NCDHHS Secretary Kody H. Kinsley. “Get vaccinated if you haven’t already, and get your booster shot as soon as you are eligible. It’s the best way to protect yourself from severe COVID-19 illness and still do all of the things you love.” While 76% of North Carolinians ages 18 and older have received at least one vaccine dose, vaccination rates among children and teens are much lower. Only 27% of children ages 5-11 and 48% of adolescents ages 12-17 have received their first vaccine dose. Spring into Summer offers a fun, flexible, and

community-centered way for health care providers, businesses, faith leaders, community organizations and individuals to encourage people to stay up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters — and to get the health visits, check-ups or other vaccinations they might have delayed because of the pandemic. Spring into Summer will build off the successes of last year’s Bringing Summer Back vaccination campaign. More than 330 organizations across the state helped to increase awareness of the benefits of COVID-19 vaccination. The campaign reached nearly 1.5 million North Carolinians. In addition to encouraging vaccines and boosters, Spring into Summer will celebrate small businesses, health care providers and community organizations that promote public health and safety. NCDHHS encourages organizations and individuals to get involved to help save lives. The list of ways

to participate include: • Passing out NCDHHS information about COVID19 vaccines and boosters. • Offering discounts, coupons, or services to reward people who are up to date on their vaccinations. • Partnering with event organizers to promote vaccinations at summer camps, local parks or community pools. • Developing your own creative ideas to reach people in your community. Organizations that wish to get involved can register to participate and access toolkit materials at or email The toolkit offers easyto-use promotional materials such as a flyer, social media posts and graphics, a newsletter template and more to aid participating partners in their outreach.

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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.


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 30:

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As In the Days of Noah Part III T h e plan of the serpent after the Garden of E d e n Roger R. p r o nounce- Woodard, ThD. Senior Pastor m e n t Family Worship Center (Gen. 3:15) was to corrupt the bloodline that would produce redemption of mankind through the blood of sacrifice of heavens perfect, spotless lamb (I Peter 1:19). He almost succeeded through

the hybrids produced through copulation of benai-ha-Elohim (sons of God/fallen angels, Gen 6:2). This attempt over time prompted the necessity of the flood (Gen. 6:1-9). Only Noah and family found grace. Jesus warns our day would be as the evil days of Noah. What are the similarities? Transhumanism, brain chip implants, clones and robotics. “Transhumanism is a cultural and intellectual movement that believes we can and should improve the human condition through use of advanced technology. One

of the core concepts in the thinking is life extension through genetic engineering, nano tech, cloning and other emerging technologies. Eternal life may soon be possible.” There you have it, better life, longer life, eternal life, all without God. The goal of Nimrod and those of Babel (Gen. 11:1-9) The World Economic Forum, a cabal of billionaires, monarchs, cooperate heads etc., have a T.V. commercial which begins, “you will own nothing, and you will be happy. If you want anything you will rent it and it will be delivered to you by drone.

The United States will no longer be the World’s Superpower. Many nations will dominate.” That Davos Agenda weakens the U.S. so a group of nations will rule. Nations ruled by Davos Elites. The chosen will be implanted with chips to enhance mental and physical abilities and have eternal life. The rest of us the deemed, “useless” will have to be implanted to survive. Then the question arises, “who will have power over the chips?” All of our data would be collected. This data would then be used to determine who could open

bank accounts, conduct financial transactions, access insurance, health care treatment, book trips, cross borders and more” (Advancing Digital Agency: The Power of Data Intermediaries). “The main philosophical question we can ask ourselves is how much of these new technologies offered to advance biotechnology distance us from what it means to be human in essence. In the future, where brain chips can be used indiscriminately who can control the electrical impulse that can be emitted from them? And what will this

say about our individual autonomy and freedom. Who decides this? Who will decide who decides?” (Is A.I. becoming human? A creeping godhood in the computer lab). “This calls into spotlight a series of questions from an ethical point of view that are necessary for human self-preservation. The notion of freedom and human rights.” Ready? If not, get ready and stay just as close to Jesus as you can AND STAY THERE!

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

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

Calvary Way Holiness Church 1017 Second Street Pastor Clifton Morgan

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

Dixon Presbyterian Church 602 Dixon School Road

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

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

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

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

Ardent Life Church 420 Branch Street 704-739-7700

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

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

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Ford, Stillwell united in marriage Kellie Jayne Ford and Darren Blake Stillwell were united in marriage on November 6, 2021, at 4 pm, in a beautiful garden ceremony at Spinning Leaf Vineyard in Shelby. The special day was sunny with a brisk breeze and the autumn leaf colors and South Mountains in the background were absolutely stunning. The wedding was officiated by the Rev. Seth Barkley of Chapel Grove Baptist Church and Mrs. Kathleen Barkley read Bible verses. The bride and groom wrote their own heart-felt vows and shared communion with their guests. The bride is the daughter of Jay and Michelle Ford of Kings Mountain. The groom is the son of Sonny and Julie Stillwell of Gastonia. The bride was escorted by her Father. She wore a gorgeous white Ella Rosa wedding gown by Kenneth Winslow with a classic sweetheart strapless neckline and a detachable chapel length train with a beaded belt, from Carolina Bridal in Shelby. She carried a beautifully arranged bouquet in autumn tones with pops of terra cotta, amber, and white, featuring roses, pampas and wheat grasses hand-tied with a lacy stem wrap. Her Matron of Honor was Mrs. Ashton Davis and adorable flower girl was Miss Nora Davis, both of Duck, NC. Her bridesmaids were Miss Kayla Heisler, Miss Ellison Lambert, Mrs. Alicia Bish, Miss Leanna Bergman, Mrs. Brittany Stillwell, Miss Maddie Moore, and (in memoriam) Mrs. Ciera Bohelar Porch. They wore beautifully matching gowns in amber. The wedding was directed by the bride’s aunt, Mrs. Deana Adams. The groom’s brother was Best Man, Mr. JT Stillwell, and handsome ring-bearer was Mr. Carter Stillwell of Gastonia. His groomsmen were Mr. Sonny Stillwell, Mr. Aaron Overton, Mr. Matthew Ford, Mr. Thomas Anderson, Mr. Matt Faulkner, Mr. Julio Garcia, and Mr. Brandon Vance. The groom and groomsmen wore classic

On March 26, Sack and Doris Brown celebrated their 50th anniversary with family. The Browns were married on March 26, 1972, at Galilee United Methodist Church. Together, they have one son, Christopher Brown, and a host of grandchildren. An anniversary dinner is planned at a future date to honor the couple.

Museum Author Talk, Book Signing Saturday at KM Historical museum MR. AND MRS. DARREN BLAKE STILLWELL (Kellie Jayne Ford) navy tuxes. Ushers were Mr. Paul Adams, Mr. Jonathan Adams, Mr. Harrison Adams and Mr. Sullivan Adams. An elegant reception followed in the reception hall with 200 of the bride and groom’s beloved family, church family, and friends. It was like a fairytale with whimsical table decor of roses, tall pampas, and candles with romantic lighting. The elated bride and groom had their first dance as a married couple and the guests celebrated with a Sun Drop toast. Music was provided by soloist and friend of the bride, Miss Meaggan Cochran and DJ, Todd Havens of Split Second Sound. Dinner was a delightful southern feast of baked potato soup, sweet and savory

salad, marinated chicken, collard greens and mashed potatoes with biscuits. Both the decor and fare were by Dressing On The Side of Shelby. The luscious wedding cake was decorated in sleek ivory and amber with gold accents and flowers and had alternating layers of Raspberry Almond and Strawberry Champagne cake by Cake Me Away of Dallas. There was also cheesecake with assorted toppings and a coffee bar. The happy couple had a romantic kiss under a sparkler send-off to their week long honeymoon in Aruba and new life together. It was a wonderful day and made more special by the wonderful family and friends who shared in it. The bride is the grand-

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daughter of Mrs. Patsy Shumaker of Charlotte, and Mrs. Mamie Ford of Lenoir. She is a 2013 graduate of Kings Mountain High School, a 2017 graduate of NC State University with a BS in Communications, a 2018 graduate of Liberty University with a MA in Human Services Counseling and is currently working on her PhD in Communications. She is employed at Gardner Webb University. The groom is the grandson of Ms. Carol Garrison of Gastonia. He is a 2012 graduate of Hunter Huss HS in Gastonia, and a 2017 graduate of Gardner Webb University with a BS in Sports Management. He is employed with Dominion Energy.

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On Saturday, April 2 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Kings Mountain Historical Museum hosts Christy Smith for an author talk and book signing of her work, Lost Cove, North Carolina: Portrait of a Vanished Appalachian Community (1864-1957). Admission is limited to 25 and tickets are $8. To purchase your ticket, visit: https://www.eventbrite. com/e/211339631527 Located just seconds from the winding Tennessee border, the remote mountain settlement of Lost Cove, North Carolina was once described as where the "moonshiner frolics unmolested." Today, Lost Cove is a ghost town accessible mainly to hikers hoping to catch a glimpse of the desolate settlement. In this first historically comprehensive book on Lost Cove, the author paints a portrait of an isolated yet thriving settlement that survived for almost one hundred years. From its founding before the Civil War to the town's ultimate decline, Lost Cove's history is an in-depth account of family life and kinship in isolation. The author explores historically relevant interviews and genealogical findings from railroad documents, old newspaper articles, church records and deeds. Also included are oral histories that provide authentic, conversa-

CHRISTY SMITH tional accounts from families in the cove. Christy Smith grew up in Erwin, Tennessee, a small railroad town known as “the valley beautiful.” Her passion for history and writing began in her teens with oral stories from her grandmother and grandfather. She graduated from East Tennessee State University in 2007 with a Liberal Arts degree in Appalachian Studies. Christy teaches part-time Appalachian Studies courses at King University in Bristol, Tennessee and she is the Director of Unicoi County Prevention Coalition which focuses on educating the community and youth about substance abuse and misuse. Books will be available for $29.95 at the event. You can also purchase them online at Amazon.

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cream, and mayonnaise together and pour over chicken. Bake for 60 minutes at 350 degrees. SPANISH PORK CHOPS Johann Sherrill 6 pork chops 6 T. rice 1 onion, sliced 1 can stewed tomatoes 1 t. salt Pepper to taste 1 green bell pepper Lay pork chops in large, long casserole dish. Place sliced onion on top of each chop. Place 1 T. of rice on top of each chop. Place cut up bell pepper sliced on top of each chop. Add salt and pepper. Pour undrained tomatoes overall. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees 1 hour or more until rice is tender. APPLE CRUNCH Lejane Smith

½ cup butter 1 cup sugar 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup self-rising flour 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. vanilla Fill pan with peeled sliced apples (Granny Smith). Mix the 6 ingredients together and spread this mixture over the apples. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. 7 UP CAKE Kathy Whitlowe 1 box yellow cake mix 1 box instant vanilla pudding ½ cup vegetable oil 4 eggs 1 cup 7Up Combine all ingredients and pour into greased and floured Bundt pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.

Mauney Library has many more programs than those listed below. Follow us on our website. Classes and programs fill up fast. Registration is required for many of our calendar events. We would hate for you to miss out! Community Shred Day Get rid of those personal documents that have been piling up safely and securely. Shred up to 75 lbs. or 3 document boxes onsite in the Mauney Memorial Library parking lot. Saturday, April 9, 10:00am-Noon Mauney Memorial Library Closed for Easter Holiday - April 15 through April 17 Girls Who Code: Grades 6-12 This session of Girls Who Code is for grades 6 through 12 only. Girls who code is a free sixweek program for girls and See LIBRARY, Page 8A

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Town of Waco starts Community Watch program

James Welsh, fourth grader in Mr. Hamrick's class, represented North Elementary School well in the County Spelling Bee. He placed second on the competition. Students watched the live feed from their classrooms and

Town of Waco will hold another C o m munity Watch meeting on Thursday, April 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Community Center. Mayor John Barrett said, “The reason behind the Community Watch program is two-fold. First, I had been considering it for some time. But recently, we have seen an increase in car break-ins, suspected arson, and larcenies.” “When Town Hall was broken into, people in the community said, ‘We have a problem. Let’s fix this,’” the mayor said. Cleveland

cheered James on all the way. James was greeted at North to a hallway full of staff and students clapping and cheering his name. “We are so proud of James,” said Teacher Assistant Anna Hughes.

James with North School Principal is Mrs. Allen and AIG Teacher is Mrs. Taylor.

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 10mile 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

James Welsh made his school proud by bringing home the second-place trophy in the Spelling Bee.

County Sheriff’s Office is meeting with citizens to discuss the program and how to implement it in their community. “People think when you are watching your neighbors you are being nosy. But it is the time to be nosy when property is being stolen and broken into,” he added. While the Town of Waco has approximately 400 citizens, the district served by the Waco Fire Department serves approximately 6,000 people. “While it might seem like the crime we are experiencing is little, crime is crime. The time has come to do something about it, because we do not want it anymore,” Mayor Barrett said.

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Pictured left to right, James Welsh with parents Arthur and Krystal and sister Rebecca. Photos by Anna Hughes

Gardner-Webb’s Career & Internship Fair is being held on Wednesday, April 6, from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in the Tucker Student Center at 131 Tucker Drive, Shelby, NC 28152. Set up begins at 10:00 a.m. Each company will be provided one table and two chairs. All organizations are

responsible for tablecloths, display items, and staffing their table for the duration of the event. This event is free with lunch provided by Gardner-Webb's Godbold College of Business. Space is limited, so register at: g3bry4JyeGGrSaRX7


LIBRARY From Page 7A non-binary students to join a sisterhood of supportive peers and role models using computer science to change the world. Learn the concepts of loops, variables, conditionals, and functions that form the basis of all programming languages in a safe and supportive environment over this six-week course. Dates & Times: 3:30pm - 5:00pm, Friday, April 29th, 2022 3:30pm - 5:00pm, Friday, May 6th, 2022 3:30pm - 5:00pm, Friday, May 13th, 2022 3:30pm - 5:00pm, Friday, May 20th, 2022 3:30pm - 5:00pm, Friday, May 27th, 2022 3:30pm - 5:00pm, Friday, June 3rd, 2022 Place: Mauney Library Community Room Zoom Storytime with Miss Anne Follow along with stories and songs from the comfort of your home. Register: event calendar Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30-11:00 am Event URL will be sent via registration email. Ages: preschoolers Library Storytime in Person

Come to the library to enjoy a story and sing songs with Miss. Anne, then take home a fun craft! Register by going to URL: event calendar Fridays, 10:30-11:00 am Mauney Library Community Room Ages: preschoolers Drop-In Computer Lab for personalized help with any technology questions you may have. Thursdays, Noon – 4 pm Carolina Room at Mauney Library This project is made possible by funding from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) as administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (IMLS grant number LS-250229OLS-21). Lego Club Free build and participate in group projects, snacks provided. Third Thursday of every month, 3:30 – 4:30 pm Library Community Room Ages: 6-12 years old

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN in pursuant to NC GS 163-33 (8) that a Primary Election, Municipal Election, and County-wide Referenda will be held on May 17, 2022 to vote on the following contests: Democrat: US Senate; US House of Representatives District 10 Republican: US Senate; US House of Representatives District 10; NC Supreme Court Associate Justice Seat 5; NC Court of Appeals Judge Seat 9; NC Court of Appeals Judge Seat 11; Cleveland County Board of Commissioners; Cleveland County Board of Education City of Kings Mountain: City Council At-Large; City Council Ward #2; City Council Ward #3 County-wide Referenda: Cleveland County Malt Beverage; Cleveland County Unfortified Wine The polls will be open for voting on Election Day from 6:30 am to 7:30 pm. All registered voters of Cleveland County are eligible to vote. Voters who are already registered to vote need not re-register. Residents who are not registered to vote or those registered who need to make changes must do so by Friday, April 22, 2022, 5:00pm. One-stop early voting will begin Thursday, April 28, 2022 and will continue through Saturday, May 14, 2022. There are TWO early voting locations for this election. Schedule is as follows: Shelby Location: Eugenia H. Young Memorial Library (formerly known as Cleveland County Memorial Library)

104 Howie Drive Shelby, NC 28150

Kings Mountain Location: H. Lawrence Patrick Senior Center 909 E. King Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086

Thursday 04/28/2022 to Friday 04/29/2022 8:00AM – 7:30PM Monday 05/02/2022 to Friday 05/06/2022 8:00AM – 7:30PM Monday 05/09/2022 to Friday 05/13/2022 8:00AM – 7:30PM Saturday 05/14/2022 8:00AM – 3:00PM Voters who are not registered in the county by April 22, 2022 may still register and vote during the one stop early voting period. Persons who register during one-stop early voting will be required to provide proof of residency. Any qualified voter may vote an absentee ballot by mail. Absentee ballots will be available starting Monday, March 28, 2022. The deadline for applying for an absentee ballot by mail is 5:00pm on Tuesday, May 10, 2022. Completed ballots should be returned to the office on or before Tuesday, May 17, 2022 by 5:00pm. If they are returned by mail, they must be postmarked by Tuesday, May 17, 2022 and received no later than Friday, May 20, 2022 at 5:00pm. The Board of Elections will hold meetings each of the following dates for the purpose of approving absentee ballots if necessary: April 19 (5:00pm), April 26 (5:00pm), May 3 (5:00pm), May 10 (5:00pm), and May 16 (5:00pm). Absentee ballots will be counted on Election Day at the Board of Elections office. Absentee ballots postmarked by May 17, 2022 and received by May 20, 2022 will be approved and counted at the Canvass Meeting. Unofficial election results will be released no earlier than 7:30pm on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Official election results will be certified at the Canvass Meeting. The Sample hand-to-eye count will be held at the Board of Elections Office on Thursday, May 19, 2022 (9:00am). The Canvass meeting will be held at the Board of Elections Office on Friday, May 27, 2022 (11:00am). Please call the Cleveland County Board of Elections with any questions concerning voter registration, absentee ballots, location of polling places and other election matters at (704) 484-4858 or by visiting our website at www. Douglas W. Sharp, Chairman Cleveland County Board of Elections

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Mountaineers overcome North Gaston 4-2 North Gaston Wildcats are probably hoping they won’t see Peyton Fisher again this season. After seeing him slam a long home run in a game in Dallas the previous Tuesday, the Wildcats didn’t want him to swing the bat as the Mountaineers were trying to come back from a 2-1 deficit in the bottom of the sixth inning Friday at KM’s Lancaster Field. With two outs and Caleb Broome on second base after reaching on an error and taking second on an error on a pickoff attempt, the Wildcats intentionally walked Zane Brockman to put runners on first and second. Not wanting Fisher to unload another homer or even a hit in that situation, they walked him to load the bases.

That brought Cole Irby to the plate. He lifted a routine fly ball into left-center, and with all KM runners moving the leftfielder dropped the ball allowing all three to score for a 4-2 Mountaineer victory. Fisher, who had taken the mound in relief of starter Charlie Melton in the fifth, retired the order in the top of the seventh. The dropped fly ball was sorely needed as the North Gaston and KM pitchers did an excellent job for most of the night. Fisher picked up the win. He did not allow a hit and struck out seven. Melton allowed only two first inning doubles that gave the Wildcats a 1-0 lead. The visitors went up 2-0 in the fourth on a sacrifice fly by Chase Pope. The

Mountaineers cut it to 2-1 in the bottom of the fourth with their only two hits of the night, an infield single by Jacob Hamrick and Fisher’s RBI double to left. Fisher took over the mound duties when North came to bat in the top of the fifth and struck out the side. He walked the leadoff batter in the sixth but he was caught trying to steal second and Fisher struck out four batters in a row - the last two in the sixth and first two in the seventh - before Wood managed to get his bat on the ball and pop it up to first to end the game. After the Wildcats’ two first inning doubles, Melton did not allow another hit and registered five strikeouts. The Mountaineers were

Softball bombs South Point Kings Mountain High’s women’s softball team posted a pair of important victories last week at Lancaster Field, defeating the Forestview Lady Jaguars in a close game Tuesday, 6-5, before rolling over the South Point Lady Raiders Friday, 17-1. Karlee Nantz delivered a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh inning to edge Forestview. Kali Weaver led the Lady Mountaineers with 3-for-4. Austyn Dixon went 2-for-4 with one RBI. The winning seventh in-

ning was led off by a Saniya Wilson double to right field. Cheyanne Reynolds drove her in to tie the game before Nantz delivered the knockout blow. Weaver went the route on the mound, scattering nine hits while striking out seven. Friday’s game got onesided in a hurry as the Lady Mountaineers sent 18 batters to the plate in the second inning to score 14 runs. The Lady Mountaineers collected 12 of their 16 hits during the inning with Head, Lavin, Nantz,

scheduled to go to Forestview last night and will host the Jaguars Friday

at 7:15 p.m. at Lancaster Field. They will remain home for a big conference

Dixon and Weaver getting two apiece. Lavin’s triple brought home the first two runs of the game, and later in the inning she hit a grand slam home run. Dixon finished with 3-for-3 including two doubles and three RBI, and Weaver also had three hits. Paige Fleming hit a home run and Andrea Melton had a single. Weaver limited the Lady Raiders to just one hit and sent seven of them back to the dugout via the strikeout route. game with perennial power South Point Tuesday at 7:15.

KM track rolls to second win

Alex Jackson wins the shot for the Mountaineers in last week’s track and field meet at Gamble Stadium. Photos by Gary Smart

Jeremiah Currence throws the discus for the Mountaineers in last week’s track meet at Gamble Stadium.

100 high hurdles. DJ Black won the 100 and was also on the winning 4x100 and 4x200 relay teams. The Mountaineers also won the 4x400 to take all relay events. Thalia Kushman was a triple winner for the KM ladies, taking the 800 meter run in 2:58.28, the 1600 meter run in 6:20.25 and joining with Sindy Ulloa, Carly Evans and Divinity Ervin to take the 4x100 relay in 12:31.40. Ervin, a junior, won the 3200 meter run, setting a personal best record of 13:45.01. Freshman Nydria Watkins won the discus with a throw of 64’5” and freshman Kinley Putnam cleared 6’6” to win the pole vault.

Kings Mountain High’s track teams ran away from Forestview, Crest and Hunter Huss for their second straight win Thursday at John Gamble Stadium. KM accumulated 108.5 points to far outdistance the Forestview Jaguars with 65.5. Crest ran third with 38 points followed by Hunter Huss with 28. The KM men had numerous first place winners. D’Andre Hoyle won both the triple jump and high jump. Parker Key won the 1600 and 3200 and was part of the winning 4x800 relay team. Nicolas Harrison won the pole vault. Alex Jackson won the shot put. Rodney Unnasch won the 300 meter hurdles. Andrew Willis won the

Brockman’s one-hitter, bats KINGS MOUNTAIN help Mountaineers skin ‘Cats MOUNTAINEERS Zane Brockman hurled a one-hitter over four innings and went 2-for-3 with three runs batted in to lead Kings Mountain’s Mountaineers to a 5-1 Big South Conference victory over North Gaston last Tuesday in Dallas. Peyton Fisher hit a solo home run and Charlie

Melton, Cole Irby, Maddox Brown and Colton Mayes all had hits. North Gaston’s lone run off Brockman was unearned. Brockman struck out nine. Wyatt Davis came on in relief to hurl the final three innings, giving up just two

hits and fanning seven. The KM pitchers were backed by good hitting and defense. KM got the scoring going in the third inning. Colton Mayes singled and Caleb Broome walked. Jacob Hamrick’s sacrifice bunt moved the runners into

scoring position and Brockman’s double to right-center brought them home for a 2-0 lead. North Gaston answered in the bottom of the fourth. A leadoff walk to Nate Williams got them going. Pinch runner Ryan Propst stole See BROCKMAN, Page 2B




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KMMS track team 2-0, hosts county meet today The Kings Mountain Middle track team won its second straight meet Tuesday and will host Shelby, Burns and Crest in the Cleveland County meet today at John Gamble Stadium. The Patriots compiled 136 points to 47 for East

Rutherford, 41 for RS Central and four for Burns. “We got a little better today,” noted Patriot Coach Shane Cole. “We just need some more practice. It’s been really tough with the weather, but we’re starting to look like a team out there. We ran much

better today than last week. I am very blessed to have a talented group.” Results: 3200 meters – KM’s Luke Howell finished second in 12:49.70 (.32 behind first place). Landon Hogston was fourth in 13:09.

1600 meters – David Johnson won with a time of 5:44 and Luke Howell was third in 6:02. 800 meters – For the second straight meet, KM took the top three spots. David Johnson (2:28) was able to outlast Ethan See KMMS TRACK, Page 2B

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KMMS tennis KMMS track cruises KMMS BOYS falls to Crest to win in first meet TRACK ROSTER

BROCKMAN From Page 1B second, and a throwing error that went into centerfield allowed him to score. Fisher led off the sixth inning with a solo home run, making the score 3-1. Cole Irby followed with a single to right field. Charlie Melton executed a sacrifice bunt to move pinch runner Lucas Saldo into scoring position. Maddox Brown then singled to centerfield, driving home Saldo for a 4-1 lead.

Colton Mayes led off the seventh inning with a hard hit ball that the North shortstop couldn’t handle. With one out, Jacob Hamrick reached on an error and Brockman’s single made the score 5-1. North Gaston threatend in the bottom of the seventh when Josh Lemley led off with a double. Davis struck out the next batter. Carter Wright singled to right but was thrown out at second base trying to stretch it into a double. After a two-out walk, Davis struck out the last batter to end the game.

Kings Mountain Middle School’s soccer team opened its season last week with a win over Crest, loss to North Lincoln and a scoreless deadlock with Shelby. Olivia Carrillo scored the only goal on a free kick to defeat Crest. Defensive leaders for the Lady Patriots were Brooke Salvator, Taylor Belcher, Alana McDaniel and Mazie Ingle.

Carrilo also scored the only goal in the loss to North Lincoln. Coach Ramey Bridges said the Lady Patriots played well against Shelby. “Overall we had plenty of chances but just couldn’t capitalize,” she said. “Our defense was able to fend off the Shelby girls as they had many chances to score against us.”

Tucker Robinette and Quadry Roberts won with a time of 50.68. Robinette, Coleman, Epps and Roberts won the 4x2 in 1:49.11. In the 4x4, Devin Hopper, Landon Hogston, Kamari Coleman and Alex Suarez won by 10 seconds with a time of 4:31. Cameron Zuniga’s throw of 93’2” was good enough for him to edge teammates Nick Moss (90’2”) and Uriah Johnson (85’1) in the disc throw. The shotput saw Zuniga’s throw of 31’8” edge out the second place finisher by two inches. KM’s Steve Sanders’ throw of 30’5 was good enough for third place. KM took three of the top four spots in the high jump. DiBruno won his third event of the day with a jump of 31 feet. Khareem Coleman cleared 28’9 for second and Braylon Brown took third with a 28’9” jump. KM finished with 13 first place finishes, six seconds, and 10 thirds. KM finished first and second in four events and swept three. “It feels good to be back after two years off,” noted Coach Shane Cole. “Our boys ran hard and competed. We still need to get in shape and make a few changes, but overall for a first meet, not too bad. A win is always a good thing.”




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From Page 1B DiBruno (2:35). Joseph Williams was third in 2:37. 100 meters – Kayden Marthers was first in 12.12, Josiah Hill was third in 12.28 and Tucker Robinette fourth in 12.94. 200 meters – Marthers won his second event of the day with a time of 25.75. Helping out were Josiah Hill (25:87) and Vance Johnson (26:09) in third and fourth, respectively. 400 meters – Vance Johnson ran a blazing 59.87 to edge the Patriots’ Alex Suarez at 1:00.26. 110 hurdles – Ethan DiBrunio stayed undefeated for the year with a time of 16:56, just squeaking by the second and third place runners. Dakota Smith was third at 16:60. Relays: 4x1 – Josiah Hill, Kayden Marthers, Tucker Robinette and Quadry Roberts fell just short of first place with a 53.65. 4x2 – Robinette, Kamari Coleman, Nasir Epps and Jayden Watkins ran a time of 1:51.18 to take the number one spot for the second straight week. 4x4 – Devin Hopper, Landon Hogston, Kamari

Coleman and Alex Suarez ran a 4:26 to win by 10 seconds and remain undefeated. Field Events: Disc – KM was carried by Nick Moss (91’7”), Uriah Johnson (84’6.5”) and Cameron Zuniga (72’1/2”) as they placed first, third and fourth. Shot – Cameron Zuniga’s throw of 32’10.5” was good enough for second place while his teammates O’Ryan Dorsey (31’2.5) and Stephen Sanders (30’2.) backed him in fourth and fifth. Triple jump – Lucas Ward (31’6.5”) and Ethan DiBruno (31’4”) took the top two spots. Long jump – Quadry Roberts’ jump of 15’3.5” was good enough for first place. Jayden Watkins and Devin Hopper placed third and fourth, respectively, at 13’3” and 13 feet even. High jump – For the second meet in a row, Ty Howard and Vance Johnson battled for first. This time it was a tie as both cleared 5’1”. Colton Willyoung pitched in with a jump of 4’8” for fourth place. Of the 15 total events, KMMS won 12. The Patriots had seven second and third place finishes.

KMMS soccer goes 1-1-1 in first week of ’22 season



golf, South Point at Kings Mountain. 4:15 – Middle school tennis, Kings Mountain at Shelby. 4:15 -Middle school women’s soccer, Burns at Kings Mountain. Tues., April 5 4:15 – Middle school baseball, Kings Mountain at Lincolnton. 4:15 – Middle school girls soccer, Kings Mountain at Lincolnton. 6 p.m. – High school softball, Kings Mountain at Crest. 6 p.m. – High school women’s soccer, Kings Mountain at Crest. 7:15 – High school baseball, South Point at Kings Mountain. Wed., April 6 4 p.m. – High school track and field, Kings Mountain, Cherryville, Shelby, Crest at Stuart Cramer

Kings Mountain’s Will Spicer was medalist with a 66. Other KM scores were Thomas Spicer 75, Cooper Putnam 77, Josh Gillespie 81 and Baylor Benton 84. Kings Mountain will host South Point in a 9-hole match April 4 at 2 p.m. at Kings Mountain Country Club.

Kings Mountain Middle School’s boys track team got its season off to a roaring start last week with a victory over Chase, Burns and East Rutherford. The Patriots amassed 139 team points, followed by East Rutherford 58, Burns 21 and Chase 13. KM’s Luke Howell (13:16) and Landon Hogston (13:33) got KM on the board in the 3200 meters by finishing second and third. In the 1600 meter run, David Johnson took first with a time of 5:41. His teammate, Caleb White (6:21) finished fifth. In the 800 meters, the Patriots dominated with Ethan DiBruno (2:31), David Johnson (2:35) and Joseph Williams (2:38) taking the top three places. In the 100 meter run, Kayden Marthers (12.07), Josiah Hill (12.15) and Tucker Robinette (12.59) finished second through fourth. Marthers (25.33) and Hill (25.8) extended KM’s lead as they finished first and second in the 200 meters. Vance Johnson (26.95) placed fourth. In the 400 meters, Alex Suarez won with a time of 1:00.57, and Vance Johnson was third. The Patriots swept all three relay events. In the 4x1, the combination of Josiah Hill, Kayden Marthers,


Wed., March 30 4:15 – Middle school baseball, West Lincoln at Kings Mountain 4 p.m. – Middle school track, Crest, Burns and Shelby at Kings Mountain. Thur., March 31 4 p.m. – High school tennis, Stuart Cramer at Kings Mountain. 4:15 – Middle school baseball, Kings Mountain at West Lincoln. 4:15 – Middle school girls soccer, Kings Mountain at West Lincoln. Fri., April 1 6 p.m. – High school softball, Ashbrook at Kings Mountain. 6 p.m. – High school women’s soccer, Ashbrook at Kings Mountain. 7:15 – High school baseball, Forestview at Kings Mountain. Mon., April 4 2 p.m. – High school

Kings Mountain finished second to Stuart Cramer in the Big South Conference golf match last week at Catawba Creek. Cramer won with a 291 score. KM shot 299, Crest 307, Forestview 331, Ashbrook 334, South Point 339, North Gaston 373 and Hunter Huss 483.



Caleb Pless (Cr.) d. Elizabeth Bolt 8-6; Issac Hamrick (Cr.) d. Kayla McSwain 8-4; Levi Martin (Cr.) d. Jasmine Accor 8-2; Jacob Baker (KM) d. Collin Tessneer 8-1. Doubles Hooks/Thomas (Cr) d. Frye/Bolt 8-2; Pless/Hamrick (Cr) d. Simon/McSwain 9-7; Matin/Tessneer (Cr.) d. Accor/Baker 8-2.

KM golfers to host South Point April 4


Hogston, Devin Hopper, Luke Howell, David Johnson, Joseph Johnson, Uriah Johnson, Aiden McDonald, Braydon Moore, Elijah Perry, Corbin Reeves, Andrew Rikard, Bradley Sanders, Brady Shelton, Landon Smith, Dakota Smith, Jamareon Thurman, Caleb Watts, Mekhi Williams, Wyatt Wooten, Gabe Yarulin, Cameron Zuniga. 6th grade – Braylon Brown, Dane Davis, Javion Hill, Jaheim Kirk, Caden Messer, Ryan Ounchanghane, AJ Ross, Justin Sherman.

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8th 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. 7th grade – Khareem Coleman, Colt Dixon, Mason Donason, Nasir Epps, Marquavius Fewell, Peyton Hallman, Landon

Kings Mountain Middle School’s tennis team fell to a tough Crest team 8-1 last week. Jacob Baker was KM’s only winner, winning his singles match against Collin Tessneer 8-1. Singles: Carter Hooks (Cr) d. Katherine Frye 9-8; Issac Thomas (Cr.) d. Seanna Simon 8-3;

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Josh Cobb throws the discus for the Mountaineers in last week’s track meet at KMHS.

Marty Lovingood doing the long jump in last week’s track meet at KMHS.

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Janiya Hunt, left, and Nevaeh Brown compete in the 100 meter dash in last week’s track meet at KMHS.

Lauren Thomas competes in the 4x200 relay in last week’s track meet at KMHS.

Parker Key, with teammates Hunter Cruise, left, and Isaiah Watts run the 1600 meters in last week’s track meet at KMHS. Key finished first.

High school seniors eligible for the Longleaf Commitment grant program In May 2021, the governor launched the Longleaf Commitment community college grant program that ensures that recent high school graduates from lowand middle-income families will receive at least $2,800 in federal and state grants to cover tuition and most fees at any of the state’s 58 community colleges. The Commitment program supplements the federal Pell grant and existing aid by providing an additional

$700 to $2,800 grant per year. To date, over 11,600 students have received a Longleaf Commitment grant totaling more than $4,600,000. 70% of the grants have gone to students with family incomes less than $60,000. Over 430 Central Carolina Community College students have received a Longleaf Commitment grant totaling more than $244,000. “Our community col-

leges are preparing people for the jobs of today and tomorrow,” Governor Cooper said. “These Longleaf Commitment community college grants are already helping to make education more affordable, so students can gain the skills and training they need to succeed.” At Governor Cooper’s direction, the Longleaf Commitment Program was created last year for 2021 high school graduates and funded by the Governor’s

Emergency Education Relief (GEER) funds. In November 2021, the Governor signed the bipartisan state budget into law which expands the Longleaf Commitment Program to include 2022 high school graduates. Eligible high school seniors can apply for the Longleaf Commitment grant by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form and enrolling in a community college.

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KM’s Bryson Brown competes in the long jump in last week’s track meet at Gamble Stadium.

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American Legion prepares for 2022 season Pictured left: Keeter Stadium’s overhead canopy is being extended to cover an additional section on the first and third base sides and lighting will be converted to LEDs. There will be taller poles in the outfield equivalent to MLB stadium lighting. Pictured right: Post 82’s new coach Charlie Ruff. Photos provided by ALWS







NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 23rd day of March, 2022 as Executor of the Estate of JERRY TALMADGE BEAVER, 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, Larry Michael Beaver, Executor, on or before the 30th 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 30th day of March, 2022. Larry Michael Beaver, Executor Estate of: Jerry Talmadge Beaver, 412 Old Boiling Springs Rd Shelby, NC 28152 KMH (3/30 & 4/06, 13 & 20/ 2022)

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 23rd day of March, 2022 as Executor of the Estate of NANCY BORDERS BEAVER, 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, Larry Michael Beaver, Executor, on or before the 30th 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 30th day of March, 2022. Larry Michael Beaver, Executor Estate of: Nancy Borders Beaver 412 Old Boiling Springs Rd Shelby, NC 28152

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 6th day of December, 2021 as Co-Administratrixes of the Estate of HELEN ANGELA GRIER, 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, Gladys A. Grier, Co-Administratrix and/or Mary K. Grier, Co-Administratrix, on or before the 30th 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 30rd day of March, 2022. Gladys A. Grier, Co-Administratrix Estate of: Helen Angela Grier 1049 Elizabeth Drive Dallas, NC 28034 And/or Mary K. Grier, Co-Administratrix Estate of: Helen Angela Grier 608 New Way Drive Gastonia, NC 28052 KMH (3/30, 4/06, 13 & 20 /2022)

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 24th day of March, 2022 as Executor of the Estate of DAVID WAYNE SMITH, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Ralph Smith, Executor, on or before the 30th 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 30th day of March, 2022. Ralph Smith, Executor Estate of: David Wayne Smith 6151 Casar Road Casar, NC 28020 KMH (3/30, 4/06,13 & 20/2022)







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. This the 16th day of March, 2022. 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)

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)

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LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS 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.





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.

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)

LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS OF MARTHA COFFEY HOVIS All persons, firms and corporations having claims against MARTHA COFFEY HOVIS, Deceased, are notified to exhibit them to D. TODD WULFHORST, Administrator of the Decedent’s estate, 3758 Highway 16 North, Denver, NC 28037, on or before the 1st day of July, 2022, or be barred from their recovery. Debtors of the Decedent are asked to make immediate payment to the below-named Administrator. This, the 30th day of March, 2022. D. Todd Wulfhorst Administrator of the Decedent’s estate of MARTHA COFFEY HOVIS 3758 Highway 16 North Denver, NC 28037 KMH (3/30, 4/06, 13 & 20/2022)

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS 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

Monk Law Firm, PLLC 1701 First Baxter Crossing, Suite 101 Fort Mill, SC 29708

Counsel for the Estate Ronald Haynes, Jr. PO Box 3433 Shelby, NC 28151

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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.

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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American Legion prepares for 2022 season Shelby's American Legion Post 82 and Kings Mountain Post 155 are gearing up for the 2022 Cleveland County Legion Baseball season. This year, for the first time in over 30 years, the team will be under the helm of a new Team Manager, Charlie Ruff, who was selected from a field of well-qualified applicants to replace long-time Shelby coach Mike Grayson who retired last year. Ruff has over 25 years of coaching experi-

ence and worked alongside Mr. Grayson for 12 of those years. Coach Ruff will be joined by Assistant Head Coach Brett Wease, a Shelby Post 82 Baseball Alumnus, and the head coach for Thomas Jefferson High School. Also on the coaching staff will be another Post 82 alumnus Eric Shuford, Head Baseball Coach at Crest Middle School, and Will Sellers, assistant Coach at Kings

Mountain High School Baseball Team. Coach Ruff reiterated that official sign-ups will be at the end of April and tryouts will be one or two weekends in May. However, when word got out that there would be American Legion Fall Ball in Shelby last September, over 75 potential ballplayers showed up. Students from

several area high schools were represented. Because of that large number and the possibility of some returning college players in 2022, Coach Ruff said there will be both a junior team and a senior team this summer. American Legion Post 82 Sports Commissioner Jim Quinlan, the current NC State American Legion Com-

mander, said Post 82 and Post 155 Kings Mountain Legionnaires are excited about the possibility of having two outstanding teams representing the Cleveland County this summer. Shelby will be sponsoring two girls' Fastpitch Softball teams again this year, which also features girls from several area high schools. To achieve a successful

season means a lot of hard work and planning sessions, including financial commitments by Post 82 and Post 155. Umpire fees, uniform costs, baseballs, gasoline, etc., have gone up. Post 82 is planning several fundraisers, along with seeking sponsorships. Their first fundraiser will be an Indoor Yard Sale See LEGION, Page 7B









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.


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)

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS 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)


This the 23rd day of March, 2022.

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In the Matter of the Estate of: BARBARA GANTT AKA BARBARA BROOKS GANTT, Deceased

In the Matter of the Estate of: GARY ALLEN FLOYD AKA GARY A FLOYD, Deceased



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.

Having qualified on the 22nd day of March, 2022 as Co-Executors of the Estate of GARY ALLEN FLOYD AKA GARY A FLOYD, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Co-Executors on or before the 30th 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

This the 30th day of March, 2022

Heather Clucas 5204 Timber Creek Ct. Kings Mountain, NC 28086

Jason Allen Floyd, Co-Executor 2939 Lake Drive Shelby, NC 28152

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Julie Alena Crotts, Co-Executor 118 Pinecrest Drive Shelby, NC 28152


In the Matter of the Estate of: CHARLES KEITH RUPPE, Deceased

This the 16th day of March, 2022

Jennifer C. Newton, Admin CTA P.O. Box 127, Polkville, NC 28136 4417 Polkville Road, Shelby, NC 28150



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.

Having qualified on the 24th day of March, 2022 as Administrator CTA of the Estate of WILLIAM B. NEWTON, deceased, late of Cleveland County, NC, 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 1st day of July 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 30th day of March, 2022




James K. Carbone, Executor Estate of: Michael W. Mackaman, Jr. 6115 Fenn Road Medina, OH 44256


In the Matter of the Estate of: JUANITA RUPPE HOLDER, Deceased

In the Matter of the Estate of: WILLIAM B. NEWTON, 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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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: MARTIN L. BUENGER, Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS and DEBTORS Having qualified on the 18th day of March, 2022 as Administrator CTA of the Estate of MARTIN L. BUENGER, deceased, late of Bonner County, Idaho, 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 1st day of July 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 30th day of March, 2022 C. Andrew Neisler, Jr., Admin CTA CLONINGER & NEISLER ATTYS P.O. Box 515, 300 E. King Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086 KM (3/30, 4/6, 4/13 & 4/20/2022)










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

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



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.

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 9th day of March, 2022

This the 9th day of March, 2022

Linda P. Thomas, Ex. 1921-H East Hudson Blvd. Gastonia, NC 28054

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

Edward David Yarboro, Co-Executor Estate of: Lewis Gene Yarboro 2140 McBrayer Springs Rd Shelby, NC 28150

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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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. 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

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SHELBY HIGH SCHOOL CLASS 1971. 50th Class Reunion. Saturday, April 9th, VFW Shelby. 7pm-11pm. Light Dinner Buffet & DJ. $30 single, $50 couple. Send payment to: SHS Class of 1971, 2337 Hoey Church Road, Shelby, NC 28152 or 704-4843451

IN NEED OF CDL CLASS A DRIVER. Auto Parts U Pull & Scrap Metal of Shelby. Local runs. Paid by the load. Must apply in person at 1025 County Home Road, Shelby, NC. (704) 472-4666

MAKE MONEY WOODWORKING FROM HOME Guide shows you how to make money woodworking from home. Email for details.

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

FULL TIME MAINTENANCE POSITION Established apartment community in Shelby now hiring for full time maintenance technician/handyman. Painting, cleaning, carpentry, light knowledge of plumbing and electrical helpful. Must have reliable transportation and valid drivers license. For more information call 704480-5982 or email resumes to: (704) 480-5982 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 FULL TIME GROUNDS KEEPER NEEDED. Maintain landscaping for rental property. Must have valid NC Drivers license. Pay depends on experience. 704-473-4299 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. 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)

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. 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.

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

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

EMPLOYMENT NEEDED: MAID ONCE A MONTH. Reasonable, Dependable. Need references. Leave message if no answer. (980) 745-5396 COATS PERFORMANCE YARN. 501 York Road, Kings Mountain, NC. 8 hour shifts. Apply within. For more info, email kimberly.durden@ or call 980-2915331. 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

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 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 NEED A CAR DISMANTLER. Auto Parts of Shelby. Apply in person at 1021 County Home Road, Shelby, NC 28152 704487-5234 (704) 472-4666 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: IN NEED OF PARTS PULLER. Auto Parts of Shelby. Must have own tools. Apply in person at 1021 County Home Road, Shelby, NC 28152. 704-487-5234. 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 TO PLACE AN AD GIVE US A CALL AT 704-484-1047 OR GO TO CAROLINACLASSIFIEDS. COM




I WILL COME TO YOU! Experienced Diesel/Auto Mechanic, Welding & Tractor Work. Honest, Reliable. If no answer, leave message (704) 300-7590 HOME REMODELING. Interior and exterior remodeling. Tile, decks, flooring, we do it all! Call Charlie today for your free estimate! (828) 244-7087 charliejohnston32@gmail. com EXPERIENCED PIANIST AVAILABLE to fill in for church services and events in Rutherford County. Call 704591-7304. REASONABLE RATES LAWNCARE. Mow, Trim and Edge. 704-472-4737. 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, drug-free, he’s an all around great guy and handyman, so call Rob today and see what I can help you with. 980-295-0750. PRICE LAWN CARE. If you need your lawn mowed, give me a call. Mulching, Weed eating and Grass mowing. FREE ESTIMATE. 704-4665479. EXPERIENCED PIANIST AVAILABLE TO FILL in for church services and events in Rutherford County. Call 704591-7304. 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. RETIRED GENERAL CONTRACTOR AVAILABLE “SPECIALIZING IN DECKS” Repairs and New Construction. Rutherford/Cleveland County areas. Contact Bob at (828) 476-6058 CAMP’S COMPLETE LAWN CARE and RESIDENTIAL FENCING. “30 + Years Experience”. Call Donnie at (704) 480-7405

24 HOUR MOBILE MECHANIC. I will come to you to repair any car, lawnmower or tractor. Honest & reliable. (704) 300-2332

YARD SALES CLEVELAND COUNTY AMERICAN LEGION POST 82 Youth Programs Fundraiser Indoor Yard Sale and Hot Dog plate sale. Saturday, April 2, 8:00 AM - UNTIL. Bosch table saw, weed trimmer, edger, tools, military hats and flags, vintage baseball jerseys, household, crocheted and craft items, Scentsy bars and warmers, furniture, home decor, rugs, misc.! (Just past Food Lion) 1628 S. Lafayette Street, Shelby, NC 28152

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 ONE BURIAL PLOT FOR SALE. At Cleveland Memorial Park, $1,200. Call (704) 6920402 TRANSPORT CHAIR $85. Red transport chair, 250 lb limit, like new. Call Lynn (843) 343-6890 MAUSOLEUM OF SERENITY Crypts 119 and 120 sixth level patio tandem at Hillcrest Gardens, Mt Holly, NC. Seller pays transfer fee. Contact kathylshockley@gmail. com (704-813-9795) (704) 813-9795 kathylshockley@ REFRIGERATORS, STOVES, WASHERS, DRYERS. Discount Prices. 1205 Earl Road, Shelby NC. (704) 487-4443 PLASTIC SOLID TOP DRUMS GREAT FOR PLANTERS. Food Grade Totes #1 and #2 Totes. Feed Drums & Burning Barrels. 15 Gallon Plastic Solid Top Barrels. Call Jeff in Hickory (828) 327-4782 SAMSUNG 65” BRAND NEW TV, 4K Smart TV, in box, $525; 55” used TV, MG w/remote, $175. (704) 962-9007

WILDLIFE REMOVAL AND HOME SERVICES. FREEDOM HOME SERVICES & WILDLIFE REMOVAL LLC SPECIALIZING IN NUISANCE WILDLIFE REMOVAL AND CONTROL AND HOME SERVICES. BATS, SNAKES, BIRDS, GROUNDHOGS, RACCOON, OPOSSUM, SKUNKS, GRAY SQUIRRELS, LYING SQUIRRELS, MICE, RATS, POWERWASHING, SOFTWASHING, GUTTER CLEANING, GUTTERGUARDS, WILDLIFE EXCLUSION, AND MUCH MORE. WHY WAIT! CONTACT US TODAY! 704-778-5347 OR 704214-4021. FREEDOMHOMENOW.COM HANDYMAN SERVICES. NOW IS THE TIME. Over 25 years Exp! Install Replace Hot water Heaters, 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, 704692-4449. 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 OLD MAN & A TRACTOR. Garden Tilling Service. Within area of 40 miles of Shelby. Larry Jones, (704) 692-4079 SHIPMAN’S MASONRY- 48 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Brick, Block & Stone, Outside Fireplaces, Foundations, Underpinnings. “Free Estimates”. 1st Quality Work! (863) 5321587

W.A. WHITNEY NO. 91 SERIES bench press & punch, 10 ton $75. Oxygen tank w/ gas $175. 110 gal. stock tank black plastic $50. Heavy duty bench drill press $75. 828305-3123.

Deadline: Friday at 12:00 Noon



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.

STORAGE BUILDINGS. “We Buy, Sell, Trade” J. Johnson Sales INC. Forest City, NC 828-245-5895.

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 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) 538-9743 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. BIKERS SUPPORT TRUMP 2024 GEAR has free pics of TRUMP 2024 gear available. Visit online. 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. 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. 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 FIREWOOD FOR SALE. Long wheelbase load. Fully loaded. $70.00/load. Delivered. 864-492-4793 or 803627-9408. NURSE GIFTS ON LOCAL WEBSITE. Coffee Mugs, Tote Bags, Fun Fridge Magnets and now the Nurse Expo is open ALL METAL GARAGES. Big Discounts! Zero down. Call for more details. 828-382-0455. 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. RENT TO OWN CARPORTS, BUILDINGS GARAGES. J. Johnson Sales Inc., Forest City, NC. Call 828-245-5895.

4 WHEEL SCOOTER $795.00. Pride 4 wheel scooter, 2020 model, charger, basket, delivered with a warranty. Call Scooterman John (704) 951-4224 4X4 ROUND BALER ELECTRIC TIE. Used last year $4000. 6 ft. Box Scrape (Like New) $4000. 4 Wheel Hay Wagon, 8”X18’ Oak Flooring “kept in bar” $300. 16ft. Stoll Cattle Trailer in very good condition $4,500. 704-7188015. VINTAGE PLACE, 2740 CARLA DRIVE, POLKVILLE. Open Thurs. & Fri., 9 am-4 pm, Sat.- 9am-1 pm. Oldies & Collectibles. 1,000’s of different items. Something for everyone.

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. PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS with Scratch Pads! Press Room Printing. 704482-2243. (704) 538-5788

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”. 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. 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 RIDING/PUSH MOWERS, GARDEN TILLERS, GOKARTS, MINI-BIKES. Ready to mow. All in excellent condition. Can deliver, 30+ years experience in repair work. 828-980-0853, 704-476-9383.

WANT TO BUY WANT TO BUY CARS, TRUCKS. Trailers, Tractors, Farm Equipment. Must have ID and proof of ownership. Callahan’s Towing. (704) 6921006 WE BUY JUNK VEHICLES WE BUY JUNK CARS, TRUCKS AND VANS, PAYING CASH!!!! (704) 4875244 CRESTMIDDLE@ AOL.COM DANNY’S AUTOWERKS. Buying used or junk cars. Competitive prices. Call Danny 828-289-3081 or Jimmy 828-289-1175. LOOKING TO PURCHASE VINTAGE FIREARMS. For restoring or parts. Grips, boxes, any gun related items. Rifles, pistols. Preferred 22’s. (704) 600-8560 I PAY CASH FOR DIABETIC TEST STRIPS. Up to $10 per 100ct. Must be Unused, Unexpired. I’m local and pay fast. (828) 577-4197 WANT TO BUY. ATV’s, PopUp Campers and Small Travel Trailers. Call 828-429-3935. WANTED: OLD AND NEW AMMO. Reloading supplies. Call 828-245-6756 or cell # 828-289-1488.

FARM & GARDEN 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 GRAIN BINS FOR SALE. 8 grain bins for sale $1per bushel. Six 3000 bu, Two 4500 bu (843) 332-2850


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TWIN BOX SPRINGS AND MATTRESS, $175; almost new car seat, $30. (704) 4668741


FOR SALE Don’t Wait! 2016 Pride Electric Scooter 3 wheeler New Charger $300.00 call 282-744-1786 JAZZY MOTORIZED WHEELCHAIR. ELITE HD Holds 300lbs and up. Colors are red and black. $850. (704) 860-4584

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

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Cryptocurrency ripe for financial loss According to a new in-depth investigative study released March 24, by Better Business Bureau® (BBB® ), Cryptocurrency is the hot new trend in investing, and much is still not understood about this buzzy, volatile digital payment system that does not rely on banks to verify transactions. This has created a fertile environment for scams. The report states: “A virtual tug of war exists between the legitimate and fraudulent use of cryptocurrency.” The study – Cryptocurrency scams: BBB study finds lack of regulation and consumer education results in dramatic increase in fraud and financial losses – examines the many facets of cryptocurrency and the variety of ways criminals are exploiting the cryptocurrency market to steal from investors and victims of common scams. Read the full study here. Cryptocurrency is a form of digital money whereby encryption technology can enable anyone anywhere to send and receive payments.

It does not exist in a physical form such as paper money, but as lines of computer code, supported by a decentralized computer system known as blockchain and stored in a “crypto wallet.” Bitcoin, developed in 2009, is the most popular form of cryptocurrency, available for purchase at tens of thousands of Bitcoin ATMs and increasingly accepted as payment in certain retail transactions. Ethereum is the second most common cryptocurrency and is centrally involved in the increasingly popular non-fungible tokens (NFTs), digital assets such as pictures or music that are purchased with cryptocurrency as an investment. Critically, cryptocurrency operates outside the traditional banking system and is not subject to the same protections as bank deposits or credit card transactions. Reports from victims of large financial losses to cryptocurrency related scams are skyrocketing. In 2021, BBB received more than 2,400 complaints with monetary losses of nearly $8 million involving cryptocurrency companies. BBB Scam Tracker reports about crypto

scams numbered more than 1,200 in 2021 and likewise totaled nearly $8 million in losses. Scam Tracker reports to BBB tripled between 2019 and 2021, and reported losses tripled over the last two years. Many victims report that after purchasing cryptocurrency, they were directed to websites where they had to create an account to monitor their investments. The websites are sophisticated, with many offering live customer service chats. But victims who want to withdraw their “earnings” are told they must contribute more money to cover taxes, commissions, or other fees. Ultimately, they can never withdraw money. A consumer told BBB that she began learning about Bitcoin investing in the summer of 2021, reaching out via WhatsApp to an investing service she saw mentioned repeatedly in the comments of a YouTube video about Bitcoin. The woman was instructed to buy $1,500 in Bitcoin via CashApp; 10 days later, she received a screenshot displaying an account balance of more than $7,300. However, when she decided to withdraw her earnings,

she was told to pay a 10% commission and a broker’s fee of more than $800. After she paid both, she received an email instructing her to pay an additional sum of nearly $1,200 to withdraw her money. She concluded it was a scam and reported it to BBB. BBB Scam Tracker data shows that cryptocurrency scams most commonly originate on social media, with the FTC noting that 25% of crypto fraud reported in 2021 began on social media. Scammers may impersonate a victim’s friends to tell them about their success in crypto investing, or they may make Facebook posts promising big gains. Cryptocurrency figures prominently in other scams as well. Law enforcement and BBB report that romance scammers have begun convincing their victims to invest in cryptocurrency via sophisticated fake apps, disappearing with the money when the victim attempts to withdraw proceeds. Ransomware scams also demand cryptocurrency as payment in many cases, BBB’s study notes. BBB Scam Tracker data shows that cryptocur-

rency also is a commonly requested payment method in fraudulent online sales, advance fee loan scams, employment scams, extortion scams, government impostor fees and more. Illicit transactions on the so-called dark web are often conducted using cryptocurrency, and it is used in money laundering. Law enforcement agencies have pursued cases in-

volving large cryptocurrency


be played at Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium. A similar pass is being created for the Cleveland County Fastpitch Softball games which will again be played this summer using Crest High School for home games while Cleveland Community College's fields are undergoing construction. For additional information about Legion Baseball teams, contact Coach Ruff at 704-692-0122. For season pass or yard sale information, email Many area baseball fans are eagerly awaiting the start of the 2022 season and hearing those famous words, "Play Ball"!

From Page 5B and Hot Dog Plate Sale held at Shelby's Post home, 1628 S. Lafayette St., on Saturday, April 2. The public is invited to stop by and check out the bargains, including a number of "vintage" Post 82 Baseball jerseys which will be available for sale. Legionnaires will also be selling "Diamond Club Booster" passes this year for $50. This pass entitles the bearer free admission to all junior and senior games and play-off games at home (not good for World Series admission). Estimates are about 30 games that will

losses and the use of cryptocurrency in criminal activity. The U.S. Department of Justice has made arrests this year in cases involving billions of dollars in cryptocurrency laundering.






FARM & GARDEN 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

PETS & LIVESTOCK GOLDENDOODLE PUPPIES F1 CREAMS AND parti. Two litters of cream and parti F1 Goldendoodles. CKC. First shots. Dewormed 3 X’s. Call for more information (828) 962-2217

FRESH GOAT MILK. Pet use only $5 quart if you have jar, $2 more if not. Also have goats for sale. 828-429-6319. KENNELS, DOG KENNELS, DOG HOUSES. 7x7x4, 5x10x6, 10x10x4, 10x10x6, 10x20x6, 20x20x6. Roof tops. Delivery & Installation is Available! J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City,NC. 828-2455895.

TOY AUSSIEDOODLE PUPS. Up to date on shots, tails docked, $600. Also have Litter of Poodles on the way. (704) 472-2959 ADULT QUAIL $5 EACH. Quail Chicks $1.50 ea. Quail eggs $3 per doz. 10% to 20% off adult birds. (704) 476-9943 AKC CANE CORSA PUPPIES. Ready to go. Contact Ronnie for more info. (704) 974-2716

AKC REGISTERED LAB PUPPIES. Black/Chocolate. Parents on site. Champion Bloodline. Great disposition. Vet checked and ready to go! Spring Special, $700. (704) 914-8241 DOGS FOR SALE. 5 bird dogs plus mother, 20 Chihuahua/Feist mixed. (Will stay small). $75 a piece & up. 704473-8300. LABRADOODLE. MALE LABRADOODLE has had his shots, wormed and looking for a good home. (252) 999-0720

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



CZECH BORDER PATROL WORKING LINE. German Shepherd puppies available. Mil-Sec K-9 three year health guarantee. $1500. 828-7557335. REG ROTTWEILERS FOR SALE. I have registered Rottweilers for sale. Whelped 2-2022 and ready to go 4-17-22. Tails have been docked and dew claws removed already. They will be wormed and have necessary shot before they go to their forever homes. Get your deposit in and pick out your pup. They wont last long. 1800 neg. 900 deposit remainder at pickup. 30 day health guarantee. Nice big headed pups. Rutherfordton Rottweilers. (828) 447-9976 v8babydoll@

DOGS FOR SALE. 1 miniature male poodle, 8 months old, apricot, CKC - $1,200. Black male puppies, CKC $1,200. 828-289-8844. MALE AND A FEMALE. Registered German Shepherd puppies, 9 weeks old, almost all black, $600. 910-644-2860 BLUE RAZORS EDGE PIT BULLS. Ready to go 3-17-22 with first shots. Parents on site. Family in home raised. Beautiful blue and blue brindle. 4 males and 3 females left. $500, negotiable to a good home. (704) 418-8449 Jamesgunter.

2006 TOYOTA CAMRY. 214,000 miles, $5500, well maintained, clean inside and out, non-smoker, runs like morning coffee after you leave the house.....smooth!!!!





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

COMMERCIAL SPACE, 2000 SQ. FT. With loading dock, restroom, separate entrance, lots of traffic on HWY 10 West near Banoak School. $1250 mo. Call for appointment (828) 228-4016

2007 FORD EDGE. Burgundy, tan interior, good tires, daily driver, 200K miles, very good condition. $5,200. Call (828) 447-0774

OCEAN LAKES MYRTLE BEACH. Cottage N34. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, den, kitchen, dining, covered deck, near country store. Call Dorcas, 803-7182659. BEACH HOUSE AT OCEAN LAKES. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, sleeps 6. Golf cart included. Weeks and long weekends available. 704-473-1494.


HICKORY CREEK APARTMENTS FOR SENIORS. (62 and older), disabled (50 and older). Shelby. Now taking applications for waiting list. 418 East Warren Street, (704) 487-6354 MOVE IN SPECIAL. 2 & 3 Bedroom, deposit required. $200 weekly rates. Includes power and water. NO PETS. (704) 473-4299




2 OR 3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. For rent in Shelby & Grover. $750-$850. Call (828) 234-8147

LIONS SENIOR VILLAGE has 1 bedroom HUD subsidized apartments for low income seniors. Taking applications. Age 62 or older. Equal Housing Opportunity. 211 North Morgan Street, (704) 482-7723 2&3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Nice and clean, water furnished. Oak Grove Community, Kings Mtn. Call or text, 704-739-0259.


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CARS & TRUCKS 2002 CHEVROLET CAVALIER. Automatic, New Brakes & Rotors, and New Rear Tires. Good Condition! $1800 (864) 838-1392

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PKC & UKC REGISTERED TREEING WALKER PUPS. $300 each. Contact John 704-692-6913

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Legendary Tonight Show Band Leader, Trumpeter Doc Severinsen, featured at Gardner-Webb April 5th Event includes conversation with Musician and his wife, Trumpeter Cathy Leach Every night from 1962 to 1992, trumpeter Doc Severinsen came into millions of viewers’ living rooms via The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. When Carson retired, Severinsen and his band hit the road, and have continued to perform. On April 5, Doc Severinsen will appear at Gardner-Webb University. The special evening will include Severinsen and his wife, trumpeter Cathy Leach, with a conversation on their life in music. This intimate event begins at 7:30 p.m. in Tucker Student Center’s Stewart Hall. Trumpeter Tim Hudson, GWU associate professor of music, has had the honor of performing with Severinsen, most recently in Charleston, S.C. “I’ve personally known Doc since the 1980s, and he has been one of my trumpet heroes since I was in high school,” Hudson shared. “Doc and his wife Cathy are two of the finest artists and teachers in the country.

DOC SEVERINSEN I’m thrilled to have them on our campus. They will talk about their music and answers questions.” Severinsen’s repertoire includes Ellington and Basie standards, pop, jazz, ballads, big band classics and, of course, The Tonight Show theme. He can still hit the high notes, a result of his continued commitment to the practice studio and the refinement of his craft. Severinsen has not lost his flair for the outrageous fashion statement or his trademark wit. He performs on a S.E.

CATHY LEACH Shires Severinsen Destino III, a trumpet he developed with Steve Shires and the S.E. Shires Company in Massachusetts. A Grammy award-winner, Severinsen has made more than 30 albums—from big band to jazz-fusion to classical. The Very Best of Doc Severinsen reprises 15 of Doc’s signature pieces. His other recordings include Unforgettably Doc with the Cincinnati Pops on Telarc, and the Grammy-nominated Once More With Feeling on Amherst. He received a

Grammy Award for “Best Jazz instrumental Performance – Big Band” for his recording of Doc Severinsen and The Tonight Show Band-Volume I. Leach is professor of trumpet and associate director of Undergraduate Studies at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. She played principal trumpet with the Knoxville Symphony and Knoxville Symphony Chamber Orchestras for 31 years. She is currently vice-president/ president-elect of the In-

ternational Trumpet Guild, and has served the organization as a board Member, committee chair, performing artist, and competitions judge. Severinsen’s accomplishments began in his hometown of Arlington, Ore. Born on July 7, 1927, and named Carl H. Severinsen, he was nicknamed “Little Doc” after his father, Dr. Carl Severinsen, a dentist. Little Doc had originally wanted to play the trombone. But Doc Sr., a gifted amateur violinist, urged him to follow in his footsteps. Doc Jr. insisted on the trombone, which turned out to be unavailable in tiny Arlington’s music store. And so, a trumpet it would be. A week later, with the help of his father and a manual of instructions, the 7-year-old was so good that he was invited to join the high school band. At the age of 12, Little Doc won the Music Educator’s National Contest and, while still in high school, was hired to go on the road with the famous Ted Fio Rito Orchestra. However, his stay with the group was cut short by the draft. He served in the Army during World War II and following his discharge, landed a

Local elected officials visit Gaston College Gaston College welcomed local elected officials to campus to show them firsthand how the college has grown and to discuss future goals. Senator Ted Alexander, Rep. Donnie Loftis, Rep. Jason Saine and Rep. John Torbett took part in the visit on Monday, March 21. Gaston College President Dr. John Hauser, alongside faculty, staff, and students, highlighted recent successes. Dr. Hauser spoke about the recent expansion of programs at the College in the areas of health care, advanced manufacturing, and cyber security. With the need for more skilled workers in these areas, efforts are focused on how the

College can help add to the workforce. Dr. Hauser also touched on how the College continues to expand opportunities to students through the signing of articulation agreements with four-year institutions, giving students the opportunity to transfer seamlessly to complete their bachelor’s degree. “Gaston College has made great strides in just the past year,” said Dr. Hauser. “The support of our state legislators is crucial in helping us meet the future needs of our students and community.” Dr. Hauser and Athletic Director David “Dickey” Nutt detailed how bringing athletics back to Gaston College

Local elected officials tour the state-of-the-art Veterinary Medical Technology building at Gaston College. Photos provided this past fall has been beneficial to the College and the community. In addition to enhancing student life on campus, athletics is bringing in business for local restaurants and hotels. “Athletics helps attract more students to the

College,” said Nutt, “and we enjoy when the community comes out to cheer on the Rhinos.” Rep. Torbett, Rep. Saine, and Rep. Loftis also toured Gaston College’s state-of-theart Veterinary Medical Technology building

spot with the Charlie Barnett Band. When this band broke up, Severinsen toured with the Tommy Dorsey, then, the Benny Goodman bands in the late 40s. After his days with Barnett and Dorsey, Severinsen arrived in New York City in 1949 to become a staff musician for NBC. After years of playing with NBC’s many studio bands, he was invited to play a gig in the highly respected Tonight Show Band. The band leader at the time, Skitch Henderson, asked him to join that band in 1962 in the first trumpet chair. Five years later, Severinsen became the Music Director for The Tonight Show. His loyalty to Johnny Carson and Ed McMahon never faltered, and the warm camaraderie between the three was an enormous part of the show’s success. Tickets are $25 for adults, and $5 for students and children. Purchase tickets here. Auxiliary aids will be made available to persons with disabilities upon request 48 hours prior to the event. Please call (704) 406-4253 or email servicerequests@gardner-webb. edu with your request. during the visit. Lead program instructor, Melanie Skinner, showed officials how recent funding has allowed the College to create a highly competitive program. They were able to witness students learning skills on the exact equipment they will use in the field after graduation. “It’s important for our students to have the proper tools to get the real hands-on experience they need to be prepared for their careers,” said Dr. Hauser. The Veterinary Medical Technology and Nursing programs are among many highly sought-after programs at the College. “We want to continue to expand our programs and provide our students with the support and services they need to be successful. We are grateful to our state legislators for their support in helping us continue the momentum of the past couple of years.”


What to Do with Cremated Ashes Dear Savvy Senior, A while back I saw an article on different ways to scatter a person’s ashes after they’re cremated, but I’ve misplaced it. Can you help me with this? I’m preplanning my funeral and would like to include instructions on what to do with my remains that my family will appreciate. Planning Ahead

Store them at home: Many families choose to keep their loved ones close, by storing them at home. If you and your family choses this option, you can purchase a decorative urn through your funeral provider or online at Or you may want to use an old cookie jar or favorite container that reminds your family of you.

Dear Planning, There’s no shortage of options when it comes to handling or disposing of your cremated remains after you’re gone. Your family can keep, bury or scatter them in a variety of imaginative ways that reflect your life and personality. Here are some different options to consider.

Bury/inter them: The burial option is good if you wish to have a special place for your family to visit. This is also the only option for cremated ashes sanctioned by the Catholic Church, which specifies that ashes of the dead should be kept in sacred places like a cemetery or a columbarium and not kept at home or scattered.

Scatter them: The most popular option is to have your ashes scattered at a location you loved to be i.e., a favorite fishing spot, camping area, golf course, beach, park or at home. If you choose this route, keep in mind that some places, such as national parks, require a permit. And many public areas, like parks or sports stadiums may prohibit scattering.

Plant them: If you’re the environmental type, you can have your ashes planted with a tree. There are companies that offer living urns – like or – that mix your ashes with other nutrients that can be used to grow a plant or tree in your yard or a place of your choosing. Scatter them at sea: If you love the

water, there are many businesses that offer ash scattering services at sea, especially close to coastal areas, or your family could rent a boat and do it themselves. There are also companies like that offer reef memorials so your ashes can rest on the ocean floor. Scatter them by air: This option will scatter your ashes into the sky so the particles can be taken by the wind. To do this, they could hire a private plane, helicopter or hot air balloon service, or use a balloon scattering service like Or they could even send your ashes into outer space with Turn them into a record: If you love music, a UK company called Vinlyly ( will turn your ashes into a vinyl record. You supply the music (or voice recording) and cover image, and the company creates a memorial that your family can listen to for years to come. Turn them into jewelry or glass: If you love jewelry or glass trinkets, there are companies – like CloseByMeJew-, and – that will turn your ashes into wearable jewelry or glass art memorials. Go out with a bang: If you’re a hunter or a gun lover, a company called Holy Smoke ( will create loaded ammunition out of cremated remains. Your family could store the ammo in the engraved wooden box it comes in, or they can send you off in a gun salute. Turn them into art: If you love art, arrange for an artists or family member to paint your portrait, or a picture, with some of your ashes mixed into the paint. Or, if your family is into tattoos, many tattoo artists will mix some ashes with ink to create a memorial tattoo. 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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