KM Herald 3-8-23

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City Manager announces departmental reorganization

City of Kings Mountain held its Executive Leadership Strategic Planning Session at US Whitewater Center’s Conference Room B in Charlotte on Friday and Saturday, March 3 and 4. Also in attendance were all members of city council.

not that which is easy or politically expedient.

“During the transformation process,” Palenick said, “communication is important and the only way to change is leadership by example.”

He continued, “Embracing change is never a criticism of the past – it is an acknowledgement of changed circumall here to serve our community,” Palenick said. Directors who no longer report to the city manager will not see a decrease

KMHS Musical: Mamma Mia March 10-12

KM Woman's Club recognizes two diligent members

Two GFWC NC Kings Mountain’s Clubwomen, Betty Sue Morris and Valerie Boyd were honored by the club. The organization works locally and nationally to bring about positive change with an unwavering dedication to community improvement through volunteer service.

Valerie Boyd, a retired educator, was selected as Kings Mountain Woman's Club Woman of the Year. Valerie gives of her time, talents, interest organization efforts and active participates to render outstanding service through the KM Club, She is a hard worker that strives to meet the goals and purposes of the organization, She was invited to join the club through member Ann Bennett. Valerie has and continues to use her talents in working with the program committees,

serving as an officer, and supporting the activities of the club. Through the years she has seen the Club grow, and continues to grow, and be a service to the community under the leadership of President Denise Cobb, Her passion for service to others and to involvement carries over into her community where she is an active member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, serving as a ministry leader, a member of the Davidson Association and the formed Davidson Resource Center Board, Incorporated, where

she has served in many of the leadership roles and is currently the chair of committee, and serves on the Education Committee of the Cleveland County Arts Council.

Valerie is a 39-year member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, a service organization. , Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, serving on the NC -State membership committee, Order of Eastern Star - Adah Chapter #7 and a board member of the Mauney See CLUB, Page 5A

This show is competing in the Blumey Awards: a Charlotte Region Musical Theatre Competition where KMHS has had success in previous years. We hope you fill the seats in Barnes Auditorium and celebrate the hard work and fun! If you have any questions, please email Heather Achter at hlachter@clevelandcountyschools.org

in pay; however, their titles may change, who they report to may change, and performance evaluations will more See REORGANIZATION, Page 5A

Kings Mountain restaurateur and businesswoman

Iris Hubbard, owner of 133 West in Kings Mountain, won the Duke Energy Citizenship and Service Award during Cleveland County Chamber of Commerce’s Black and White Party on Friday, March 3 at the LeGrand Center in Shelby. Congratulations, Iris!

“It's All About the Music" portraits by Bonita Lowe at Southern Arts Society

Bonita Lowe has always been drawn to art. As a young child she watched her father draw and paint, and he inspired her artistic curiosity. Mostly self-taught, she has pursued studies in life-drawing, design and painting which expanded her knowledge greatly. Another person who influenced Bonita was AB Mauney Snow, the founder of Southern Arts Society. AB wanted to retire from working as a colorist in the textile industry at Dicey Mills and saw the potential in Bonita’s work. Bonita then took over for AB at Dicey and worked there for 20 years before retiring herself.

N ow Bonita lives in Mount Holly where she works in her home studio. Her primary medium is graphite pencil, which she uses to create detailed, highly realistic See MUSIC, Page 7A

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Linda Baity Bennett

Linda Baity Bennett, 87, passed away on February 27, 2023.

She was born in Kings Mountain, NC. Linda was

the beloved daughter of the late Bonnie Eloise Early Baity and the late Arthur P. Baity, Sr.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Jack Donald Bennett; brother, Arthur P. Baity, Jr. and brother David (Dave) Jake Baity.

She is survived by her sister, Valerie Coleman (Don) and sister Deborah Austin (Rod) and several nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews. A memorial service will be held later in the summer at a location to be determined.

Linda worked in the insurance business in Kings Mountain her entire adult life. Helen Hay, owner of

■ POLICE

CITATIONS

FEB. 20: Kevin Wayne Anthony, 45, 1060 Barnette Drive, expired tag.

FEB. 23: Tyrance Rhodes, 46, Grover, altered tag.

FEB. 23: Michelle Ann Jones, 36, Belmont, failure to decrease speed to avoid collision with another vehicle.

FEB. 24: Kalyn Breann Teasley, 26, Clover, SC, possession marijuana.

FEB. 24: Jesus Berral, 23, 125 Country Creek Drive, failure to stop at scene of a crash resulting in property damage, no operator’s license.

FEB. 24: Landon Benton, 42, 113 Fulton Street, expired tag.

FEB. 24: James Timothy Johnson, 61, 133 York Road, revoked license, no liability insurance, no vehicle inspection, no vehicle registration.

FEB. 24: Brittany Charmaine McCluney, 31, Shelby, no operator’s license.

FEB. 24: Anthony Bernard Davis, 42, Gastonia, revoked license, no vehicle insurance.

FEB. 24: Natalie Lynn Halsema, 47, 807 Katherine Avenue, expired tag, no vehicle inspection.

FEB.25: Jon Anthony Hoyle, 37, Belmont, no operator’s license, expired tag, no vehicle inspection.

FEB. 25: Danny Joe Bridges, 828 N. Piedmont Avenue, revoked license. He was cited on Feb. 23 for shooting a pistol within the city limits, violation of city ordinance.

FEB. 26: Kayla Elizabeth Cline, 23, Bessemer City, expired tag, no vehicle inspection.

FEB. 26: Sabrina Matthiesen Wright, 47, 1547 N. Piedmont Avenue, expired

tag.

FEB. 26: Gabriel Josiah Greeley, 20, Bessemer City, expired tag, no vehicle inspection.

FEB. 26: Alfred Lamar Gardia, 50, Lowell, no vehicle insurance.

FEB. 26: Brittany Elyse Miller, 32, Shelby, revoked license, no vehicle insurance.

FEB. 27: Shannon Christopher Holder, Greenville, SC, failure to yield right-ofway and failure to stop at an intersection, no liability insurance.

FEB. 27: Angela Lynn Mullinax, 44, 500 Crescent Hill Road, no rear stop lamps, revoked license.

FEB. 27: Jesus Bravo, 49, Bessemer City, no operator’s license.

FEB. 27: Marvin Garvin, 34, Bessemer City, revoked tag, red light violation.

Feb. 27: Abagail Faith Soyak, 44, 716 Bridges Drive, revoked license, expired tag.

FEB. 28: Christina James, 30, Grover, failing upon approach of police with lights and siren to immediately drive the vehicle to the righthand edge or curb and stop until police vehicle passes, no vehicle registration.

WRECKS

FEB. 23: Officer Butler said Jonas Mejia of Gastonia, operating a 2020 Nissan, traveling south on Oriental Avenue, reported that his vehicle was damaged after he drove into an open manhole. Property damage wa estimated at $2,000.

FEB. 23: Officer Hoyle said vehicles operated by Michelle Ann Jones, Belmont, and Kendall Grace Parker, 422 Oak Grove Road, collided at the light in the intersection of W. King and N. Sims Streets. Property dam-

The Arthur Hay Insurance Agency, recruited Linda directly after graduation. She worked for Helen until Helen sold her business to John Warlick and retired. Later on the business became Warlick and Hamrick and Linda worked there until she retired. She loved her family, her friends, her work and her town.

Linda was a very special loving and caring person and will be terribly missed by all those who loved her. The sparkle of life, light, humor and joy that was Linda and that she found in everyday life has been dimmed for those left behind. The family’s loss is immeasurable.

age was estimated at $5,000.

FEB. 24: Officer Medlin said Morris Calvin Harris, 117 Trotter Lane, operating a 2011 Chevrolet, traveling north on Kings Mountain Boulevard, crossed the center line and exited the roadway on the left side. The vehicle struck a culvert and went airborne for 15-20 feet and came to rest after traveling 224 feet in total after leaving the roadway and was 34 feet from the roadway. Harris was transported by Cleveland County EMS. Property damage was estimated at $8,000.

FEB. 24: Officer Medlin charged Jesus Bernal Garzon, Greenville, SC, with hit and run after an accident on Country Creek Drive. An unoccupied vehicle was parked in the roadway in front of 117 Country Creek Drive when it was hit by the 2010 Hyundai operated by Garzon. Property damage was estimated at $10,000.

FEB. 24: Officer Black said a parked vehicle was blocking the view of two drivers who collided in the parking lot at 225 Cleveland Avenue. Molly Self, Gastonia, was operating a 2002 Chrysler and Elizabeth Robinson, 2601 Sparrow Springs Road, was operating a 2019 Nissan. Property damage was estimated at $3,000,

FEB. 27: Officer Geissinger charged James Henry Hughes, 710 Groves Street, with DWI after the 2005 Chevrolet he was driving struck a 2007 VW operated by Stephanie Pruitt, 4004 Chestnut Woods Drive. The accident happened on US 74 Business. Property damage was estimated at $6,000.

NC Governor and Attorney General file amicus brief in partisan gerrymandering case

Governor Roy Cooper and Attorney General Josh Stein filed an amicus brief on Friday, March 3, in the partisan gerrymandering case currently before the North Carolina Supreme Court for a rehearing after the Court’s composition changed in January. The brief urges the Court to leave in place its rulings from February and December 2022, which correctly recognized that North Carolina’s constitution guarantees the right to vote on equal terms and that electoral maps adopted by Republican legislators in 2021 are unconstitutional partisan gerrymanders. The newly constituted Supreme Court agreed to rehear the case in February at the request of Republican legislative leaders.

“The Court should reject this shameless partisan effort to overturn Supreme Court decisions that protect the ability of voters to fairly

CCSO arrests three on drug charges in Grover

Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office conducted a drug search warrant at 717 Lavender Road on March 1. The execution of the search warrant steamed from numerous drug complaints from concerned citizens in the community which sparked a drug investigation consisting of surveillance and undercover operations.

The results of the search warrant were three individuals arrested, 28 grams of Methamphetamine and 19 Ecstasy pills seized. Obviously, this isn’t our largest seizure, but to us, putting this repeat offender behind bars again and knowing our communities are safer is considered a success by us.

The following individuals

were arrested and charged:

• Lonnie Douglas Simmons, 717 Lavender Rd, Grover, charged with Possession W/ intent Sell/deliver methamphetamine and Maintaining dwelling CS. Secured Bond was set at $50,000.

• Daniel Arron Simmons, 717 Lavender Rd, Grover, charged with Possession w/ intent sell/deliver methamphetamine and Possession w/intent sell/deliver Schedule I. No Bond.

•Andrew Morgan, 2516 Brookfield Rd, Grover, charged with Possession w/ intent sale/deliver methamphetamine. Secured Bond set at $5,000.

The Sheriff’s Office will continue to make drug in-

vestigations a high priority, Sheriff Alan Norman said.

“Statistics have shown for years that drug use leads to other crimes, in particular breaking and entering and larcenies, where users have to steal to fund their habit.”

“The violence associated with drug dealing is also a huge concern of mine, and those dealers who possess guns during drug transactions will be a very high priority.” The Sheriff’s Office takes complaints of drug sales very seriously, Norman said, and requests that anyone with information on drug dealers in their neighborhood contact the Vice/Narcotics Division at 704-484-4987.

select their representatives in our democracy,” said Governor Cooper. “Nothing has changed in this case but the partisan composition of the Court. The meaning of our Constitution does not change when the justices do.”

“There is nothing more fundamental to our democracy than the right to vote and to have that vote matter,” said North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein. “Partisan gerrymandering was wrong and unlawful when the Supreme Court ruled on this case last year, and it remains wrong and unlawful today.

North Carolina’s constitution makes clear that all the power belongs to the people, and that voters should choose their representatives, not the other way around. I urge the Court to not take the extraordinary step of overruling its previous decision and instead respect the rule of law by

reaffirming that partisan gerrymandering violates our constitution and undermines our democracy.”

Governor Cooper and Attorney General Stein’s brief explains that granting Republican legislators’ request to overturn the Court’s recent decisions would be unprecedented in the Court’s history, contrary to the Court’s rules, and undermine the stability and legitimacy of the rule of law. The brief explains that “our State’s elected representatives cannot be allowed to entrench themselves in power by manipulating district lines to insulate themselves from popular will.” The Supreme Court’s 2022 decisions “ensure that partisan gerrymandering does not fatally undermine the power of North Carolinians to govern themselves.”

Last week, Cleveland County Sheriff’s deputies were doing an extra patrol for a citizen at their property. While there, the deputies located a male that was not supposed to be on the property.

The male was identified as Wilson Wilson Wilson. (His legal name.) Wilson

was in possession of methamphetamine and an arrest occurred. He resisted arrest but was subsequently taken into custody.

CCSO arrests Wilson on drug charges WILSON

If you would like to request an extra patrol at your property due to suspicious activity or suspected drug users hanging around, please call 704-484-4888.

GCPD seeks assistance in larceny case

On Tuesday, February 14, between 2:49 a.m. and 3:34 a.m., the subject in this photograph stole diesel fuel from a resident’s tractor off Ridgecrest Road in Gastonia.

If you have any information regarding this case, please contact Officer C. McClain with the Gaston County Police Department at 704-866-3320 or CrimeStoppers of Gaston County at 704-861-8000.

Larceny suspect.

Gaston County Police investigate homicide/suicide

On Saturday, March 4, at about 5:55 a.m., the Gaston County Police Department responded to the 400 block of Mountain Meadows Drive near Dallas, NC, in reference to a Shooting. Responding public safety officials located the residence; two de-

Peoples Baptist Celebrates 33rd Pastoral Anniversary

Peoples Baptist Church at 1010 Groves St. Kings Mountain, N.C. will honor the 33rd Pastoral Anniversary of Sr. Pastor, Dr. John L. Houze and First Lady Fonda J. Houze on March 19th at 9:00am.

The guest speaker will be Bishop Jason Feemster. We hope you will join us in celebrating all that God has blessed.

ceased people were inside.

The initial report indicated the victim was Michelle Marcinkus Walter, and the suspect was Johnnie Andrew Walter Jr. Both were found deceased at the residence. Detectives confirmed the decedents’ identity by speaking with the victim’s family. The initial evidence collected in the investigation suggests this

The Friends of Crowders Mountain, Inc. will hold a Board meeting on Tuesday, March 21, at 6 p.m., in the Sparrow Springs Visitor Center, 522 Park Office Lane, Kings Mountain, NC. Topics will include park updates, along with up-

was a murder-suicide.

This is an ongoing investigation. If you have information pertinent to the investigation, the Gaston County Police encourage you to contact Det. H. R. Lloyd 704-866-3320. Information can also be provided through Crime Stoppers at 704-861-8000.

coming events and trail work planning. Meetings are open to the public. Please see facebook.com/FriendsOfCrowdersMtn or www. friendsofcrowders.com.

If questions, contact the Park Office at 704853-5375.

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ANDREW MORGAN DANIEL SIMMONSLONNIE SIMMONS
Friends of Crowders Mountain Board meeting to be held March 21

KMLT is seeking volunteers for front of house duties for “Nunsense, the Mega-Musical”. Those interested may respond to this message or jim@ kmlt.org. Volunteers will need to arrive at the Joy one hour before the performance time.

The 2022-23 season of Kings Mountain Little Theatre will continue with our production of “Nunsense – The Mega-Musical” on Friday, March 17, 2023 at 7:30 PM.

KMLT and Corporate Sponsor – Edward Jones Investments, Jack and Pam Buchanan are pleased to announce that performances are also

scheduled for March 18, 24, and 25 at 7:30 PM and March 19 and 26 at 3 PM. Tickets are $15 for all ages and are on sale at www.kmlt.org or by contacting the box office tickets@kmlt.org or 704-730-9408. Tickets for groups of 10 or more is $12 for all ages. Please call or email KMLT to make a group reservation.

Season members may make reservations by calling the theater at 704730-9408 and leaving a message or send a request to us at tickets@kmlt. org. Reserved seating not claimed at least 10 minutes before show time is subject to release.

UNC School of Government

Kings Mountain Little Theatre, Inc. is a volunteer based, 501c3 tax-exempt community theater.

It owns and operates the Joy Performance Center and the Liberty Mountain Garden. It is a funded affiliate of the Cleveland County Arts Council and is supported in part by a Grassroots Grant from the North Carolina Arts Council, a state agency.

For more detailed information, please visit www.kmlt.org or the Kings Mountain Little Theatre Facebook page.

Councilman Allen completes advanced leadership training

Kings Mountain City Council Member David Alen successfully completed the Advanced Leadership Corps (ALC) training offered annually to select local elected officials by the School of Government at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

ALC is an intensive leadership development program designed by the School’s Center for Public Leadership and Governance. The weeklong residential program is a dynamic experience that helps participants learn about their own leadership styles, inspire others to work toward a shared vi-

sion, and gain insights into how to work together to build better relationships and achieve far-reaching results. More than 185 local elected leaders from across North Carolina have completed this selective program since its

inception.

Councilman Allen shared his thoughts on the ALC training, “The opportunity gained through this Academy not only grew my leadership skills, but also allowed me to connect with leaders from all over the state. This network will afford me a connection with the knowledge of many great leaders to help Kings Mountain.”

Generous financial support from North Carolina Association of County Commissioners allows elected officials from across the state to attend with only modest cost to the local unit of government.

Community Worship Services continue

The ministers of the Kings Mountain Ministerial Association are leading in several community services in the coming weeks prior to the celebration of our Lord’s glorious Resurrection on that first Easter morning. However, before the Resurrection of our Lord, there was the Cross in which our Lord gave Himself for our redemption. Therefore, the ministers have entitled this series of services “Journey to the Cross” focusing on the question “Were You

There?”

The services will be held on Wednesdays at 12 noon in several of your local churches. Because of the continual existence of covid in our area, there will be no fellowship meals following the services.

Listed below is a complete schedule of the remaining service dates, the host churches, and the ministers who will bring the messages.

Wednesday, March 8 –First Church of the Nazarene; (Preacher to be an-

nounced)

Wednesday, March 15— First Baptist Church; Dr. John Houze, Pastor, Peoples Baptist Church

Wednesday, March 22— Peoples Baptist Church; Rev. Dennis Pruitt, Second Baptist Church

Wednesday, March 29— Bethlehem Baptist Church; Rev. Brian Taule, Pastor, David Baptist Church Everyone is invited to come and be a part of these special community services as we Journey to the Cross.

Local businesses asked to help with job fair for veterans

prevention. The numbers are symbolic: nine days represents the end a cycle, and 22 represents the number of veterans who die each day to suicide. It is the Legion’s goal to draw attention to veteran suicides and encourage those who are hurting to reach out for help.

If you are interested participating, contact Veterans Walk and Roll at veteranswalkandroll@gmail.com or call 704-710-6301.

Kindergarten registration

It is time to register your child for kindergarten if he or she will be five years old before August 31. You can enroll your student online by visiting https://www.clevelandcountyschools.org/ The site is multilingual.

Cleveland County

SCHOOLS

The online enrollment process asks for a scan or photo of the following items. However, you can enroll without providing them immediately, but you’ll need to drop these

by your school of enrollment.

• Health Assessment Form

• Immunization Records

• Student’s Birth Certificate

Kindergarten Orientation Day (K-Day) is March 17, at 9 a.m. at your student’s school of residence.

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OPINION

Pieces of Kings Mountain History

If you have lived in Kings Mountain for any time, you are surely familiar with the Hord Mansion, a building that has been used as the city’s library. It was once the home of Dr. Jacob George Van Buren Hord and his family from 1923 until 1947.

Dr. Hord died in 1930 and had young children at the time. His wife and children occupied the home until after the mother’s death in 1940.

In 1947, the property was gifted to the city of Kings Mountain as a memorial to Jacob Simri and Margaret Juletta Rudisill Mauney by their children for the expressed use as a library.

The following information comes from the application to place Jacob S. Mauney Memorial Library and Teacher’s Home on the National Historic Register. Haywood Lynch worked tirelessly from 1935 until 1947 to see that there was a library in Kings Mountain. He partnered with likeminded people to see that this happened. Other citizens joined in eventually laid the groundwork for Mauney Memorial Library. While I didn’t do this

research, I thought it interesting enough to share the story using excerpts from the application regarding how the library itself came to be, written in three parts. If you would like to read the entire application submitted by Davyd Ford, it is online at https://files.nc.gov/ncdcr/ nr/CL1457.pdf. Using the power of the media, Lynch wrote article after article encouraging citizens to open a public library.

The genesis of the movement for a public library in Kings Mountain, the second such municipal library in Cleveland County, which has been known as the Mauney Memorial Library and located in its present location since 1947, lies in the efforts of Haywood Eugene Lynch (19091983).

Mr. Lynch, a native of Goldsboro, Wayne County, North Carolina, a graduate of Duke University, and a journalist formerly on the staff of the Goldsboro News-Argus, came to Kings Mountain in 1934. In that year he executed a lease arrangement for the operation of the Kings Mountain Herald, the town’s weekly newspaper, with Guilford Garfield Page (18831949), its long-time owner and former editor.

Lynch oversaw publication of the first issue

of the newspaper as its editor on 17 January 1935. During the decade he owned and edited the newspaper, he utilized his role as editor of the Kings Mountain Herald to encourage every effort for civic, social, and commercial improvement in Kings Mountain.

This advocacy was especially important in the 1930s when he urged town leaders to seek and provide the necessary matching support for a series of projects funded through several Federal works programs including a new town hall, a high school gymnasium, a new post office, and important improvements to the transportation infrastructure.

Mr. Lynch first exercised his advocacy in an editorial, “A City Public Library,” published in the Kings Mountain Herald on 7 February 1935. “We would like to see in our town a public library. A place where readers of all ages may get reading material of the better kinds. Maybe some of the patriotic citizens would like to donate some books that they now have. A library could be started on a very small scale and gradually built up. New volumes could be added from time to time. The biggest cost would be the salary of the librarian, which could be part time work at first.

Looking Back

Write to us and give us your ideas along this line of thought.”

Putting his money where his mouth was, Lynch offered that The Herald would like to be the first to make a donation to Kings Mountain Public Library. Two weeks later, on 21 February 1935, he published a second editorial, “More About Public Library.”

Some weeks ago, the Herald carried an editorial about a public library for the town of Kings Mountain. The reaction on the part of the public has been gratifying.

The Herald would like to see some active group of people or organization get together and formulate definite plans for this public enterprise.

A small library could be

started at relatively small cost. There is no better way to spend leisure time than reading some good book or current magazine. Under the NRA and New Deal we have had more leisure time thrust upon us than ever before in the history of this country. Our working people have approximately one third of their See PIECES, Page 5A

America’s wars – Who are the real winners?

America’s forever wars?

America was involved in Vietnam for 20 years. Our presence started small but by 1965 had significantly escalated. As many as 3.1 million troops saw combat and at least 58,300 were killed. We spent over $120 billion from 1965 to 1973 which led to an oil crisis and rampant inflation. Here are my questions: Are you better off today because America fought in Vietnam? Are you safer?

tractors in Iraq and Afghanistan. Take a look at Iraq and Afghanistan today; what did we accomplish?

We approved $113 billion in aid to Ukraine in 2022 alone. Most Americans do not want Russia to succeed in conquering Ukraine. Efforts to help Ukraine have been supported by most Americans. How far do we go with this? How much can we afford? How long are we able to keep this up? Does this become another Afghanistan? American troops are not there, yet. When will this happen?

On December 11, 1958, Griffin’s Drug Store was featured in the Kings Mountain Herald.

Pictured with the article was the completely new front of Griffin’s Drug Store’s new location at 129 W. Mountain Street. The article reads, “Large plate glass windows and plate glass swinging

doors, with an added dash of metal sheet border invites patrons into the completely restyled store. The Griffin folk offer not only a modern building, but modern self-selection shopping.”

“Behind the modem fountain at Griffin’s Drug Store, three cheery faces greet customers. They

belong to clerks Jacqueline Hoyle, Mrs. Rhetha Darnell, and Mrs. Sarah Hord”

“Jacqueline Hoyle, “Jackie” for short, is the 18-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Gosnell of 604 Clay Street. She is an identical twin to her sister, Betty Dean, See LOOKING, Page 5A

America spent over $2 trillion fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. Then, we hurried and pulled out of Afghanistan, leaving hundreds of millions of dollars in vehicles, buildings, bases, and weapons to be used against us and our friends by the Taliban. The country is now in shambles. Girls are not allowed to go to school beyond the sixth grade. Women are treated horribly by the Taliban. What did we do to help Afghanistan? Are they better off now? Are we better off for our 13 years in that country? We invaded Iraq. We lost over 15,000 active service members and con-

When do we start fighting in Taiwan? China wants to control Taiwan. Taiwan is rich in resources and technology. Like Russia wanting Ukraine because of its proximity and resources, China figures it just makes sense for them to control neighboring Taiwan.

China is reportedly on the verge, if not already sending military arms to Russia. As America depletes our own defense stockpile of missiles, tanks and more, China knows we will have less to send to Taiwan. We have recently sent 200 soldiers to Taiwan and more will be going. It is scary to ponder how many more will be going in the next year or two.

In the middle of all this, who is really profiting from

The Military Industrial Complex will continue to make hundreds of millions of dollars with no end in sight. Manufacturers of mass weapons used in war have no end to their financial gains. Politicians who own stock in these massive companies only stand to get richer and richer. How many thousands of shares of stock in these companies do our long-term Senators and Representatives own? Stopping or slowing our military aggressions around the globe would mean their stock would go down and their massive financial fortunes would be diminished.

Politicians should not be allowed to buy stock while in office. Before running for a political office, they should be required to cash their stock out so they are not financially persuaded to promote the success of certain industries. We don’t want Ukraine to fall to Russia or Taiwan to China. However, what will our country have left to fight with after we have spent billions of dollars defending them? If your livelihood comes from investments in the massive military weapon sales industries, then you are probably spending most of your time counting your money.

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Patrick Sr. Center March events

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 can also 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. Classes/Activities open to age 55 and up unless otherwise noted.

Upcoming March Special

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• Financial Fraud Presentation by SECU: Tuesday, March 14, 9-10am. Call to sign up.

• St. Patrick’s Day Bingo Party: Thursday, March 16, 10-10:30am.

• Tips for Disasters and Emergency Preparedness: Tuesday, March 21, 9am12pm.

• Medicine Drop-Off: Tuesday, March 21, 9am12pm and Thursday, March 23, 1-4pm. KM Police will be at the center to collect old medications.

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PIECES

From Page 4A time to spend at leisure. His next editorial, “Room For Library,” published on 11 July 1935, reflected the ongoing efforts of city leaders to secure federal public-works funding to construct a new city hall for Kings Mountain. “We notice by our favorite paper that Kings Mountain is going to erect a new city hall building. We would like to urge, and have our many readers, to urge the city fathers to include a room in this new building for our city library.” So certain of this was he, Lynch state, “Because sooner or later Kings Mountain is going to be able to boast of a city library, so now is the time to make plans where it shall be housed.”

In another editorial, “Our Town Library,” published on 3 October 1935, Mr. Lynch called on town residents to provide financial support for a library. Months passed, with apparently little movement, until Haywood Lynch penned another editorial, “A Reminder,” that was published on 2 January 1936. The Editor of the Herald has not forgotten the need of a Library in the Best Town In The State. We have been writing for almost a year now about a library for Kings Mountain. Lots of people have stopped us to remark that they are wholeheartedly in favor of a library for Kings Mountain. We need the LIBRARY. The people want a LIBRARY. There is no reason why we should not have a Library. The Herald will offer next week a plan whereby Kings Mountain can have a Library without a great cost to anyone. Watch for it.”

The “Plan For A Library For Kings Mountain,” was published on the front page of the Kings Mountain Herald on 9 January 1936. In carefully developed language Mr. Lynch

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called for one out of every 100 of King’s Mountain’s 8,000 citizens to contribute $5 each to raise $400 for books, shelving, and equipment. He proposed housing the library in a room in the town hall on Piedmont Street recently vacated by Mrs. Mae Hamrick, who was in charge of federally funded local relief work.

He next called on the city government to provide funding to employ a librarian. “The plan outlined above” he noted, “will not give Kings Mountain a big, elaborate Public Library, but it will be a start.” He then offered the offices of the Herald as a collection agency for donations.

Under the headline “Public Library Meeting Held” the Kings Mountain Herald informed its readers on 19 March 1936 of a meeting of representatives of local civic and professional groups on 16 March at which Mr. Lynch was elected general chairman and a series of four resolutions in support of a public library were adopted.

Among those present, representing the Junior Woman’s Club, was Mrs. Samuel Aubrey (Katharine Shenk) Mauney, the wife of the eldest son of Jacob Augustus Mauney (18741952) who, in turn, was the eldest son of Jacob Simri Mauney.3 Articles in the Kings Mountain Herald published through the spring and early summer of 1936 reported gifts to the library and a gathering momentum.

These culminated in two important articles published in July 1936, both under front-page headlines. The first, appearing on 2 July under “Town Appropriates Funds For Library,” announced the decision by the Town Council to appropriate “$25 per month for the maintenance of a public library here providing the citizens of Kings Mountain would raise the necessary funds to start the library.”

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The second article appeared on 16 July under the headline “Location For Public Library Secured.” Day by day the assurance that Kings Mountain will have a Public Library is becoming more secure. This week a location for the library has been selected and approved. Dr. J. E. Anthony, (a) public spirited citizen(,) has donated the use of a room over Keeter’s Department Store. The room is to be used temporarily until space can be had in the new Town Hall which is hoped that will be built soon. The room adjoins the law office of E. A. Harrill. The place selected is centrally located and will be accessible to everyone.

A third critical step was to gain the support of the North Carolina Library Commission. This advance was announced in the newspaper on 8 October 1936. Marjorie Beal, Secretary and Director of the North Carolina Library Commission, of Raleigh, made a trip to Kings Mountain last week to confer with those interested in having a Public Library here.

She offered the services of her office in selecting the books, setting up the proper United States system. She also said that a Librarian could be secured from W. P. A. or N. Y. A. and that shelves, desk and other equipment could be secured through Federal agencies. Meanwhile, cash contributions and book donations for the library continued. Fundraising, which had reached $284.80 in early November, accelerated when Mrs. Hunter Ramseur (Anne Lutz) Neisler (1909-1982) became finance chairman of the library drive. On Christmas eve 1936 the newspaper reported donations had nearly doubled to $543.27, exceeding the goal of $500 for book purchases. (To be continued March 15)

KM Intermediate School selects students that exemplify courage

Each academic team at Kings Mountain Intermediate School was tasked with selecting one student who exemplified the meaning of COURAGE.

The following students were selected by their teachers for demonstrating COURAGE. Students were rewarded with a certificate and treats from KMIS administration. We appreciate their hard work and outstanding character!

Red Cross honors local community heroes

This March, the American Red Cross is honoring those who make its mission possible during the 80th annual American Red Cross Month celebration — a national tradition that began in 1943 when President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued the first Red Cross Month proclamation.

“When help can’t wait during emergencies, people in North Carolina rally together to provide relief and hope for neighbors in need,” said Allison Taylor, Regional CEO, American Red Cross Greater Carolinas. “This humanitarian spirit is at the heart of our community, and we are proud to honor all those who make our mission possible during this year’s Red Cross Month celebration. You can join in their commitment by donating, volunteering, giving blood or platelets, or taking

CLUB

From Page 1A Memorial Library. Her commitment to service and serving others is beyond reproach.

Betty Sue Morris was selected as Kings Mountain’s Clubwomen with Heart. This award is to be given annually to a general clubwoman who by her efforts provides the “heart” for her club. It is not to be given based on community or club involvement, but rather to the person who best

REORGANIZATION

From Page 1A accurately reflect the city’s performance indicators and focus on goals and goals achieved.

Here are the new city government departments as outlined in the meeting:

Fiscal Services Director

Chris Conner will oversee a Finance Fiscal Services Officer, Customer Service (Billing) manager, and the IT Director.

The Development Services Director oversees the Planning Manager, Inspections and Codes Manager, and Marketing, Tourism, and Events. Last week, Planning

LOOKING

From Page 4A causing much confusion when seen together.”

“Jackie says she and her sister are “not a bit alike.” They talk differently, act differently, and have different tastes in clothes. During school days, however, both dressed alike and gave acquaintances a hard time defining the two.”

“She is a graduate of Kings Mountain high school and is interested in

a lifesaving skills course.”

Participate in Red Cross Month by visiting redcross.org to make a financial donation, give blood or platelets, become a volunteer or take a class in lifesaving skills, such as first aid, CPR and how to use an AED. On March 22, you can also join our annual Red Cross Giving Day campaign by donating at redcross.org/givingday to help provide shelter, food, relief items, emotional support and other assistance for people affected by disasters big and small.

PREVENT A BLOOD SHORTAGE - When volunteer blood and platelet donors lend an arm this March, they’ll help keep the blood supply from dropping this spring. All who come to give blood, platelets or plasma March 1-31, 2023, will receive a $10 Visa®

exemplifies the words of the Collect for Clubwomen,

This clubwoman may be the backbone and heart of her club, an exemplary leader or the person who has prevented its extinction. She has proven over the years ever faithful and true to the organization.

Betty Sue Morris has served faithfully as an officer in the Kings Mountain Woman's Club, Managing the job as 2nd vice president, she has shown true dedication to maintaining the integrity of the building and facilities, As chair of the House Commit-

Director Stuart Gilbert announced his retirement, so a national search will begin immediately to fill that position. Until it is filled, Palenick will oversee that department.

Cultural Services Director

Christina Martin supervises the library director, Senior Services manager, and recreation contract services.

Energy Services Director Wayne Ledbetter oversees the Natural Gas Director and Electric Manager.

Public Infrastructure Director Ricky Duncan oversees the Water Resources Director and Public Works Manager.

Police, Fire & Emergency Services, and Human Resources have not changed.

church work. She’s only a half-flipped long hair— musical tastes running to rock- n-roll and classical!’

‘Mrs. Rhetha Darnell’s humor is a drawing card for the fountain. Only a short-term inhabitant of Kings Mountain, Mrs. Darnell recently moved into a Gold Street home from Gastonia, where her husband, Herschel H. Darnell, is employed by Aker’s Motor lines.”

“Both she and her husband like Kings Mountain and located here because they thought it a nice place

Prepaid Card by email.* Plus, they'll be automatically entered for a chance to win a $3,000 Visa Prepaid Card – which could help toward expenses like gas or groceries. There will be five lucky winners.* Upcoming local blood donation opportunities March 1-31 in Cleveland County: Kings Mountain3/21/2023: 1:30 p.m. - 6 p.m., Swoogers, 1016 Shelby Rd. Shelby - 3/16/2023: 12 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Shelby City Park, 850 W Sumter St.

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tee, Betty Sue rented the club house to hundreds of local and out of town families, friends, and groups, A job that takes up a lot of time each day, she has handled with grace and laughter.

In true GFWC NC fashion, Betty Sue exemplifies the Collect for Clubwomen in the phrase " may we put away all pretense and meet each other face to face, without self-pity and without prejudice... may we never be hasty in judgement and always generous."

The city manager also expressed his desire bring a Professional Engineer (PE) on staff and that everyone should look for that in the upcoming budget.

In addition to the departmental changes, Palenick announced that the city is instating a review process for all employees. Each employee will be reviewed after their probationary period, and then annually at their anniversary date.

A video of the city’s Executive Leadership Strategic Planning Session will soon be available for public view. For more information, contact the city clerk at 704-734-0333.

to live.”

“Her interests lie in her two children and home. She is the proud parent of an 11-year-old son ‘Butch’ and a 13-year-old daughter, ‘Patsy.’”

“Mrs. Sarah Hord, wife of Winn-Dixie employee Harold Hord, greets evening customers. Her ‘pride and joy’ is her son, ‘Rickie.’”

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6th Grade, pictured L-R: Brian Wennekers - Panthers, Shaleyksa Martinez-Zepata - Sharks, Layna Armstrong - Hornets, Braxton Cooper - Eagles (not pictured). Photos by Trey Robinson 5th Grade, pictured L-R: Patrick Soffera - Dolphins, Chamberlin Kirby - Seals, Antonio Surratt - Penguins, Aubrey Perry – Seagulls.

Enduring Various Trials

James begins workout session #1 for our Christian faith with a perplexing imperative— “count it all joy when you encounter various trials” (James 1:2).

I’m not naturally happy about troubles. How about you? Groaning not gladness, complaining not happiness typically mark our immediate reactions. I find myself exclaiming “Oh, brother!” not “Oh, boy!”

So, what does James know

that we need to know? He gives us three vital links to make.

Link 1 – Trials test our faith.

James equates trials with “the testing of your faith” (James 1:3), Troubles make our faith genuine, like fire makes gold pure. And that process can be painful and stressful. Peter rightly says, “You have been distressed by various trials” (1 Peter 1:6)

Imagine the distress Joseph felt as iron chains fettered his feet. Imprisoned unjustly. Accused falsely. Enslaved wrongly. Treated harshly. Though the Lord had told Joseph he would one day rule, for 13 years “the word of the Lord tested him” (Genesis 37:8; Psalm 105:19).

God tests us too—in many

ways! The next link helps us understand why.

Link 2 – Tests produce endurance. “Knowing that,” says James, “the testing of your faith produces endurance” (James 1:3). Troubles build up our perseverance muscles.

And Christians with genuine faith endure to the end! They aim to say as Paul, “I have finished the course, I have kept the faith” (2 Timothy 4:7). They “run with endurance the race” set before them (Hebrews 12:2) At times, we may give out, but we don’t give up! We may wear down, but we don’t walk out!

Where do we find strength to endure as Christians? By looking unto Jesus. “Consider Him who

has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart” (Heb 12:3).

But why endure and not lose heart? James makes yet another link.

Link 3 – Endurance produces character. James says, “Let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete lacking in nothing” (James 1:4)

Endurance is not an end, but the means to this end—perfect and complete character. The righteous and holy character of Jesus Christ.

“Preacher,” you may reply, “Nobody’s perfect this side of heaven—except Jesus.” And

you’re right! Yet God’s purpose for us is to “ be conformed to the image of His Son” (Romans 8:29)

And when Jesus appears “we shall be like Him” (1 John 3:2) We “shall be revealed with Him in glory” (Colossians 3:4). What a destiny!

Until then, let’s keep in mind these three links for “counting it all joy” in trials. And let’s keep in mind (and even say) these two words.

I learned them from preacher Manley Beasley. For years, they have helped me go through trials—HEAVENLY SANDPAPER!

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

First Baptist Church 605 W. King Street 704-739-3651

Midview Baptist Church

703 Margrace Rd. • Kings Mountain, NC

704-487-7697

704-750-0171

Anew Beginning Baptist Church 145 Battleground Dr. 704-473-1372

Ardent Life Church 420 Branch Street 704-739-7700

Arise Church 830 E. King St. Bethlehem Baptist Church 1017 Bethlehem Road 704-739-7487

Boyce Memorial ARP Church Edgemont Drive 704-739-4917

Pastor Clifton Morgan Carson Memorial Baptist Church 262 Sparrow Springs Road 704-739-2247 Central United Methodist Church 113 S. Piedmont Avenue 704-739-2471

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

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

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

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

Connections Church 306 N. Piedmont Ave. 704-750-4972

Cornerstone Church Of God 202 Margrace Road 704-689-4430

Cornerstone Independent Baptist 107 Range Road 704-737-0477

Crowders Mountain Baptist 125 Mayberry Lane 704-739-0310

David Baptist Church 2300 David Baptist Ch. Rd. 704-739-4555

dixonpresbyterian.com

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

East Kings Mountain Church of God Hwy 161, Bessemer City/ KM Hwy. 704-739-7367

Eastside Baptist Church 308 York Road 704-739-8055

Ebenezer Baptist Church 1621 County Line Road 704-739-8331

El Bethel United Methodist Church 122 El-bethel Road 704-739-9174

First Church of the Nazarene 121 Countryside Road 704-734-1143

First Presbyterian Church 111 E. King Street 704-739-8072

First Wesleyan Church 505 N. Piedmont Avenue 704-739-4266

Galilee United Methodist 117 Galilee Church Road 704-739-7011

Gloryland Missionary Baptist Church 101 Benfield Rd. 704-740-7212

Gospel Assembly Church 202 S. Railroad Avenue 704-739-5351

Notice:

Good Hope Presbyterian Church 105 N. Cansler Street 704-739-1062

Grace Fellowship 144 West Mountain Street 704-481-8888

Grace United Methodist Church 830 Church Street 704-739-6000

Harvest Baptist Church 144 Ware Road 704-734-0714

Kings Mountain Baptist Church 101 W. Mountain Street 704-739-2516

Life of Worship Ministries 405 S. Cherokee St. 704-777-2927

Kings Mtn.Dream Center 1128 York Road 704-739-8496 Tim & Angie Goates, Pastors www.kmdreamcenter.com

Lighthouse Ministries 1908 Shelby Rd. Kings Mountain Long Creek Presbyterian Church 701 Long Creek Road 704-629-4406

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

Macedonia Baptist Church 1101 S. Battleground Avenue 704-739-6811

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In order to accommodate the number of churches in our communities, we will print two alternating lists of churches each week. If you don’t see the church you’re looking for, be sure to check next week. Support Our Local Churches Call us today to find out how to place your ad on this page 704-484-1047 227 S. Cherokee St. Kings Mountain 704-739-0193 Tire Inc. We Support our We our local churches churches. 228 S. Washington St. Shelby arnoldsjewelry.com Compliments of & Gift Gallery The Staff of HARRIS FUNERAL HOME 108 S. Piedmont Ave. • Kings Mountain 704-739-2591 704-482-9896 904 S. Post Rd., Shelby Locally Owned and Operated www.shelbyalarm.com Security & Surveillance Systems Specialists for over 32 Years Kenny Spangler, President C&C Heating & Cooling, LLC Sales–Service Installation Bobby Childers - Owner • NC License #9507 704-739-1043 502 York Rd. • Kings Mountain LAUGHLIN FURNITURE 400 N. Lafayette St., Shelby • 704-484-3204 www.laughlinfurnitureoutlet.com F a i t h Faith F a m i l y Family F u r n i t u r e Furniture You Call We Haul 704-739-4747 CARS THAT FIT YOUR BUDGET 704-487-5520 tel/fax 1016 College Ave. (Hwy. 150) • Shelby, NC 28152 (Near Boiling Springs, NC) www.edsteibelimports.com IMPORTS STEIBEL ED And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. Hebrews 11:6

MUSIC

From Page 1A

drawings. Primarily focusing on portraits of her favorite people, she also has drawn animals, structures and even an airplane.

Bonita’s drawings are featured in an exhibit at Southern Arts Society in Kings Mountain now through April 22. "It's All About the Music" showcases many of Bonita’s favorites in the music industry. Among the musicians/singers portrayed in the exhibit are members of the Allman Brothers Band, Gregg Allman, Elvis Presley, Janis Joplin, John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Dolly Parton, and Tom Petty to name a few. There are 24 portraits in the exhibit.

What draws Bonita to certain portraits? “First of all, my love for music, and my gratitude to the people who make it happen. I feel that every face tells its own unique story, and my goal in creating a portrait is to try to bring a little of that story to life. Some people have more stories to tell than others, and because of the lives they lead, musicians are among them.”

The public is invited to meet Bonita Lowe at a reception Saturday March 11, from 6 - 8 p.m. at Southern Arts Society. This event is free, and dress is casual. Bonita’s framed original portraits are available for sale, along with prints of her work. Bonita has artwork displayed in homes across the United States and the United Kingdom.

Also on view - works by AB Mauney Snow in the Founders Gallery. In 1984 Snow invited friends and newcomers to start an art organization to educate and support local artists. The name Southern Arts Society (SASi)was chosen to be inclusive of all artists in the region. Snow died in 2003, just as SASi found a permanent home in the old Southern Railway Depot. Though she began painting later in life, Snow was a prolific painter.

Natalie Bishop to speak at Broad River Genealogy Society Sunday

Dean of the Library and University Archivist at Gardner-Webb University

Natalie Bishop is the guest speaker at Broad River Genealogical Society’s regular meeting at American Legion Post 82, 1628 S. Lafayette St., Shelby, on Sunday, March 12, at 3:00 p.m.

Natalie earned her Master of Library and Information Science from UNCG, focusing on archives management and academic libraries. Her professional preservation work focuses on paper-based archival collections such as letters, diaries, photographs, and

newsprint.

Natalie and her husband live on her family’s farmstead built by her greatgreat grandparents (Lawson and Penola Camp Kendrick)

in the Pleasant Hill community near Patterson Springs. This meeting is open to all persons interested in local history and family lineages. Fellowship and light refreshments will be served.

Broad River Genealogical Society, Inc., is located 1145 County Home Rd in Shelby and is a non-profit corporation chartered in October 1980 by the State of NC and is classified as a Tax-Exempt Educational & Scientific Organization within the meaning of Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Service.

Bishop named Dean of Dover Library

Gardner-Webb University Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Karen Aubrey has announced the promotion of Dr. Natalie Edwards Bishop to dean of Dover Library. Bishop currently serves as associate dean and University archivist.

“Dr. Bishop brings a determination to increase usage of the library, build partnerships, and make sure our library is seen as a vital heart of the campus,” Aubrey affirmed. “She has a willingness to take a fresh look at Dover and move us to the next level.”

Bishop follows a practical approach to library administration and leadership. Her focus will be on delivering high-impact services to the Gardner-Webb community that align with the academic curriculum and University Strategic Plan.

“The role of libraries in higher education has shifted over the course of my career,” Bishop noted. “Libraries should no longer be dark and dusty repositories of things—rather, modern libraries should be an active hub of student learning and community engagement. I am excited to take on this new oppor-

She worked in a variety of mediums and styles, taking workshops with well-known artists around the county.

Several of the paintings on display are watercolor and mixed media landscapes, some real and some imagined. Also included are musical figures and florals. SASi continues to sell Snow’s work in their gallery.

Southern Arts Society (SASi) Gift Shop & Gallery is located at 301 N. Piedmont Avenue, Kings Mountain, NC, at the intersection of Piedmont and Battleground Avenues in the historic Southern Railway Depot. SASi offers a gift shop, ongoing art exhibitions and competitions, programs, and classes in a variety of media for artists of all levels. Gallery Hours: Tues through Sat, 10 am to 3 pm, and by Appointment. Admission is Free. For more information go to SouthernArtsSociety. org or call 704.739.5585. Email southernartssociety@ gmail.com.

SWEET POTATO

CASSEROLE

Hazel Crouch

4 cups cooked sweet potatoes

1 cup sugar

4 eggs

¾ cup milk

1 T. vanilla

¾ melted butter

Mash the potatoes until creamy. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix. Sprinkle topping over potatoes. Bake uncovered at 350 for 30 minutes. Will serve 10 to 12 people generously.

TOPPING

1 ½ cups brown sugar

½ cup flour

¾ stick margarine

1 cup chopped pecans

Combine all ingredients for topping and place on top of sweet potato casserole.

tunity to lead and explore how the Dover Library may serve as a modern community of learning and engagement for Gardner-Webb.”

Gardner-Webb President Dr. William Downs praised Bishop’s appointment, noting “She has the capacity to revive Dover Library and to make it a focal point for individual and collaborative scholarship. I am especially eager to see the extent to which she makes innovation the signature characteristic of our facility and our collections. We should become an exemplar, a case study in how university libraries can meet the evolving needs of students, faculty, and community. I’m confident that is within Dr. Bishop’s reach.”

Bishop came to Gardner-Webb in 2007 as instruction librarian and began serving as University archivist in 2010. In this position, she has helped leverage the archive collection for teaching, scholarship, and fundraising. A key focus of her preservation strategy is digitization projects, such as the Fay Webb Gardner Collection and Kings Mountain Baptist Association Collection,

which allow the library to expose historic collections to a broader audience.

Through partnerships and collaborative exhibits with local museums, Dover Library is utilizing its collections for education and outreach in an innovative way.

Bishop earned a Doctor of Education in curriculum and instruction from GWU, a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and a Bachelor of Arts in history from Wingate (N.C.) University.

She grew up in Marshville, N.C., but has deep roots in Cleveland County, N.C., through her mother’s family. Bishop and her husband, Stephen, and their son, Thomas, live in Patterson Springs, N.C., in the house built by her great-great-grandparents. The Bishops also operate the White House Honeybee Farm, a tradition that also goes back to her great-grandfather. Her grandparents are their nextdoor neighbors.

ED. NOTE: The recipes in today’s Cooking Corner are from Cooking for A Cure” by Resurrection Lutheran Church for benefit of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.)

PEGGY’S FORGOTTEN CHICKEN

Peggy Miller

1 cup uncooked rice

1 can cream of celery soup

1 can cream of chicken soup

1 ½ cups water

Chicken pieces to serve

6 people

Salt and pepper to taste

½ pkg. dry onion soup mix

Grease 9x13 baking dish and place rice in the bottom. Combine cream soups and water. Pour half of the soup mixture over rice and let stand a few minutes. Place chicken over rice. Add salt and pepper and remaining sop mixture. Top with dry onion soup. Cover with foil and bake at 350 for 1 ½ - two hours. Serves 6.

CHOCOLATE POUND CAKE

Marsha Brown

2 sticks butter

½ tsp. baking powder

½ cup shortening

¼ tsp. salt

3 cups sugar

½ cup cocoa

5 eggs

1 ½ cups milk

3 cups flour

1 tsp. vanilla

Cream butter, shortening and sugar until light. Add eggs one at a time. Blend dry ingredients and add alternately. Blend dry ingredients and add alternately with milk and vanilla. Pour batter into greased and floured tube pan. Bake 325 for 1 ¾ to 2 hours.

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Read Across America Week at North Elementary School

North Elementary School celebrated Read Across America Week February 27-March 3. Students and staff dressed up to match different book themes.

Several guest readers also came to school to read to the students. Readers included former North students, the fire department, police officer, GWU Ladies Basketball Players, Kings Mountain High School football players, and other community partners. Al Conklin from WBTV and Chris Mulcahy from WCNC were our two "famous" guest readers that visited. Students enjoyed meeting different people in the community.

All the readers also talked with the students about the importance of doing their best in school and that reading will always be a major part of their lives.

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Administration, teachers, staff, and students had a great time during Read Across America Week. Photos by Anna Hughes Students read with Al Conklin WCNC’s Chris Mulcahy brings the story he reads to life. Director Cleveland County Support Services Dr. Greg Grier read a story with these students. Author and KMMS Student Kalashja Womic reads her first book, “To the Mountains We Go!” with North School students. See more photos on page 3B KMFD firefighters read with students. Youth Services Coordinator of Mauney Memorial Library Anne Gamble shares a story with the students. Former principal Amy Allen returned to read with students. Members of KMHS’s football team visit North School.

5-time SC state champion coach Strait Herron named new coach of the KM Mountaineers

Kings Mountain High School last week chose one of the winningest football coaches in South Carolina to keep a championship program led for the past 14 years under Coach Greg Lloyd moving forward. Coach Lloyd announced his resignation several weeks ago after rolling up 134 wins, more than double that of any previous Mountaineer mentor.

Strait Herron, who won five state championships at South Pointe High School in Rock Hill and had successful stints at other schools in the Palmetto State, has agreed to be Lloyd’s successor and spent Thursday and Friday at KMHS meeting with players, coaches and others in the community. He said he looks forward to joining the staff and continuing the success built by Lloyd and his staff.

“Coach Lloyd has a great program, so I’m coming into what is already a good coaching situation,” he said. “It’s in great shape. The challenge for me is to keep continuing what he started in the right direction.” Herron was named head coach last Thursday and met

coaches and players.

“I am really excited to be here,” he said. “I will be commuting for the time being but I hope on April 3 to be here teaching full-time.”

He said he will continue to live in Rock Hill, SC, because he has an autistic son. “I’m only about 30 minutes away, and it’s difficult to change his patterns right now. As things improve maybe we can see what we need to do but for right now I want to continue to make things stable for him.”

He may have at least one coaching hire before the ’23 season as defensive coordinator Darrel Wilson has announced his resignation. Wilson will continue to teach at KMHS.

“I plan to come in and talk to every coach and hope they will be staying,” Herron said.

“I want to have a highly-qualified offensive and defensive coordinator. I hope to fall right into Coach Lloyd’s position. I took in two classes today (last Thursday). I’m glad to have Coach Lloyd showing me the ropes.”

Herron grew up in Rock Hill where he attended North-

western High School. He has coached at several schools, most notably Rock Hill’s South Pointe High where his teams won state championships in 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. The ‘17 team was ranked #7 in the nation.

Prior to becoming a head coach he served as South Pointe’s defensive coordinator during its state championship in 2008 and also had assistant coaching stops at Northwestern, Clover, Strom Thurmond and A.C. Flora.

As a head coach, he was the fastest football coach in South Carolina history to reach 100 wins (100-12). He served as head coach in numerous allstar games, including the 2019 U.S. Army All-American Bowl where his East team beat the West 48-14. In 2018 he was the All-American Bowl National Coach of the Year and was the East team’s defensive coordinator. In 2017 he was invited to the Nike Elite High School Football Coaches Seminar and was the South Carolina High School League Regional Coach of the Year in 2011, 2014, 2016 and 2017. In 2015 he was the Carolina

Panthers High School Coach of the Week.

He has spoken at the USA Football Conference, Nike COY Clinic. Glazier Football Clinic, Clemson Coaches Clinic, USC Football Coaches Clinic, Virginia Tech Coaches Clinic and the National Defensive Football Clinic.

“We’ll make no promises as far as wins and championships,” he said of his time here, “but we’re going to have guys coaching hard every day to be the best we can be. What you do has to be sound but you have to win championships off the field.

“One of the things we’ll be looking for will be leadership and to hold each other accountable,” he said. “I had a meeting with the team (Thursday) and I felt like I had a great response. That night I had 10 texts from seniors saying they will give me their all. That’s what I want. I look forward to leading them.

“I am already excited about the future. Friday morning several of them sent me their Huddle account. As soon as I get home I’m going to start watching every game from last

Darrel Wilson resigns football duties at Kings Mountain High

Kings Mountain native

Darrell Wilson has resigned his position as defensive coordinator of the Kings Mountain High football team but will continue his teaching and basketball duties at the school.

Wilson joined head coach Greg Lloyd’s staff eight years ago after coaching stints at Hunter Huss, Bessemer City and Forestview. During that time he mentored several defensive standouts that went on to play at the collegiate level including such stars as Jake Merchant, Day Day Wilson, Javari Wilson, Jerdon Pressley, Nathan Lease, Derek Wilson, James Ussery, Chance Cannon, Jeremiah Brown, Xavier Brown, Kobe Paysour, Ty Ledbetter, Marquiz Fewell and others. Many of his defensive standouts from the recently completed 2022 season such as All-State defensive lineman AJ Richardson will begin their college football experience in the fall.

Wilson lived on Hilltop and Cansler Street as a young-

ster. As an eighth grader he lived with KMHS assistant Coach Rick Fortner. Prior to his freshman year of high school he moved to Gastonia to live with his mother and became a football star for the Hunter Huss Huskies under head coach and former KMHS athlete David Bolin. He started four years at Appalachian State under the legendary head coach Jerry Moore and George Edwards, his linebacker coach, who is now coaching with Tampa Bay in the NFL.

“I really liked coaching,” Wilson said. “I loved working with the kids, getting to know them and forming relationships. We set a lot of defensive records during my time here, such as shutouts and having several players named Conference Player of the Year. Several times we got on a roll. It seems like we’d have four to five shutouts a year and had a lot of streaks where we gave up zero points.”

Wilson gave credit to play-

ers like the ones listed above, but also to other defensive coaches like Jeff Williams, James Brown, Matt Bridges, Tom Lease, Demise Williams and others.

“Tom Lease played at Ohio State and Demise Williams at Oklahoma State,” he noted. “We always had good defensive staffs.

“We had some good defensive teams,” he added. “We beat some #1 seeds in state playoff games. I remember beating an undefeated number one team at Freedom that had the number one ranked running back (BJ Emmons) in the nation that went on to play at Alabama. We held him to 15 yards. And, another time we beat an undefeated Northwest Cabarrus team.

“We always had good game plans and beat some very good teams over the years. But, the thing I will miss most will be the players.”

Wilson said he also enjoyed serving as an assistant

coach in girls basketball, and he will probably continue that. Some of his most enjoyable seasons were when his daughter, Saniya, was playing for the Lady Mountaineers. She is now at Catawba College but missed her entire freshman season because of knee surgery.

“She was red-shirted and still has four years of eligibility, but she will be a junior after this semester so I don’t know if she will get in four years of basketball,” he noted Wilson said he is probably not finished as a football coach.

“While I was on the staff we always had a good offense and defense,” he said. “I hope the new coach will be successful. I will take a year off but hope to be back in coaching someday. It’s nice to win championships but what’s more important is developing young men and helping them get to the next level and be productive citizens.”

Baseball drops opener, hosts Blacksburg today

Kings Mountain High’s baseball team dropped its season opener last week to the East Rutherford Cavaliers, 11-3. East Rutherford hit three home runs and got off to an early lead. Mountaineer coach Brad Melton used

young pitchers to get them varsity experience.

Zane Brockman had a big day at the plate for the Mountaineers, going 3-for-3 including a home run, double, single and walk.

The Mountaineers’ game that was set for last Friday

at Enka was postponed and rescheduled for Friday of this week at 5 p.m. It will be varsity only.

The Mountaineers were scheduled to go to Cherryville last night and will play their first home game today at 6 p.m. against the

Blacksburg Wildcats. It will be Lickety Lew’s Night and will feature free giveaways.

The Mountaineers open Big South 3A Conference play Tuesday, March 14 at home against Ashbrook and will travel to Ashbrook on March 17.

year. Great players make great coaches.

“The Kings Mountain facilities are great,” he noted. “I loved it the first time I walked through the door of the field house. I didn’t know what to expect. I had to take my

phone out and send pictures to my wife. We have a perfect weight room. It’s the real deal. I love the stadium and the turf is fabulous.”

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KM softball falls to Burns

Kings Mountain High’s women’s softball team fell to non-conference foe Burns 2-0 in last week’s season opener. Burns got a home run from Laylah Haynes in the top of the second inning to take the lead.

Sage Strange hurled the win for the Lady Bulldogs. She struck out seven of the 13 batters she faced and gave up just one hit to Austyn Dixon, who went 1-for-2 on the night.

Freshman Madeline Huffman took the loss but did a stellar job on the mound. She struck out 11 Lady Bulldogs and gave up just four hits and no walks.

The Lady Mountaineers were scheduled to go to East Rutherford last night for a non-conference game. They open Big South 3A Conference action March 14 at 6 p.m. at Gastonia Ashbrook. Their next home game is March 17 against Hunter Huss.

SPORTS THIS WEEK

Wed., March 8 4 p.m. – High school track, KMHS, Independence, North Rowan, Shelby a, Stuart Cramer at Gastonia Ashbrook.

6 p.m. – High school baseball, Blacksburg at Kings Mountain (varsity only).

Mon., March 13 1 p.m. – High school golf, KM and other Big South teams at Crest (Riverbend).

4 p.m. – High school track, Cherryville, Stuart Cramer, Shelby, Crest, Chase, North Gaston and Bessemer City at KMHS Mountaineer Relays.

4 p.m. – KMHS JV baseball, Ashbrook at Kings Mountain.

6 p.m. – High school softball, Kings Mountain at Ashbrook.

7 p.m. – High school baseball, Ashbrook at Kings Mountain (first

GWU School of Nursing Partners with CaroMont Health to help students finish Education

Senior Nursing Students Can Receive Mentorship and $7,500 in Tuition Assistance

A partnership between CaroMont Health and Gardner-Webb University’s Hunt School of Nursing addresses the nursing shortage while helping students complete requirements for licensure. Through this initiative, CaroMont Health offers senior nursing students $7,500 in tuition assistance and the opportunity to complete their required practicum hours at the hospital. In return, the students agree to work as an RN for CaroMont Health for two years after graduation. This semester, eight GWU students are receiving assistance.

Hunt School of Nursing

Director Dr. Tracy Arnold said the agreement is not only a win for the two institutions but also for the community.

“Securing a partnership with CaroMont Health that supports both the educational needs of our students and the workforce needs of Gaston County reinforces the shared commitment both GWU and CaroMont Health have to meeting the needs of our communities,” Arnold affirmed. “This partnership addresses the challenges that both higher education and healthcare organizations have in preparing nurses to enter a complex healthcare environment.”

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KM basketball players all BSC

Kings Mountain High placed four players on AllBig South Conference basketball teams.

Freshmen Bradley Floyd was selected to the first team and freshman Tucker Robinette and junior Zavion Smith were on the second team. Senior CoRey Simpson was a first team selection on the women’s team.

Joining Floyd on the first team were Player of the Year Justin Ross of Hunter Huss, Amareion Goodlett of Crest, Stepfon Simmons of North Gaston, Isaac Byers of North Gaston and Greyson Kiner of South Point. Coach of the Year was Kody Kubbs of South Point.

Joining Robinette and Smith on the second team were Nate Aguilar and Brandon Alfonse of For-

estview, Dylan Bradley of South Point, Tylik Briscoe of Crest, Jashawn Clark of Ashbrook, Z-Man Gladden of Hunter Huss, Sean Gore of South Point, Kenneth Greene of Ashbrook, Jacob Joyner of Cramer, Justin Rocquemore of Cramer and Jaquis Rumph of South Point.

Player of the Year for the women’s team was Madison Cole of Ashbrook. Coach of the Year as Bobby Lipscomb of Huss.

Joining Simpson on the women’s second team were Nykira Arrington of Ashbrook, Maddie Frank of South Point, Savanni Harris of Huss, Kari Lee of Crest, Anyssiah Love of Huss, Amani Neely of Forestview, Sydnee Walls of North Gaston and Hadley Womack of Cramer.

Cramer wins, KM second in BSC golf

The Big South Conference’s golf match was held last week at Cramer Mountain with host Stuart Cramer winning by one stroke over Kings Mountain’s Mountaineers.

The Purple Storm finished with a 308 team score to KM’s 309. Crest was third at 365 followed by South Point 386, Forestview 401, Ashbrook 412, North Gaston 450 and Hunter Huss 491.

Rich Will of Stuart Cramer was the medalist with a 69, edging Kings Mountain’s Wil Spicer with a 72. Other KM scores were Thomas Spicer 77, Caleb Marr 79, Baylor Benton 81 and Josh

Gillespie 92.

All BSC teams were scheduled to be at Kings Mountain Country Club Monday. Next Monday’s match will be at River Bend starting at 1 p.m.

CaroMont Health Chris Peek is excited to offer the tuition assistance. “The future of the healthcare workforce depends on innovative career pathways and student-centered education programs,” Peek asserted. “We are proud to partner with Gardner-Webb University to support students as they finish their education and begin their nursing career at CaroMont Health.”

Gardner-Webb President Dr. William Downs recognized the merits of the program. “Gardner-Webb’s collaboration with CaroMont is a model of reciprocal investment,” Downs praised. “CaroMont is providing much-needed financial support to GWU nursing students in their final year of professional preparation, and in return our graduates will invest their talents back into the community as members of the CaroMont team. That’s a brilliant formula and one that I hope we can replicate many times over with other community partners.”

Arnold also noted that the benefit to nursing students goes beyond financial. “They are advancing their nursing skills with a preceptor who will become their colleague, in a few short months,” she observed. “This allows us to help our students stay focused on the end goal of becoming a licensed registered nurse.”

Gardner-Webb nursing student Abbey Horne competed her senior practicum at CaroMont Health’s The Birthplace and will work there when she graduates. “I appreciate this opportunity CaroMont has provided for me and am incredibly grateful for the tuition remission,” she acknowledged. “I know this is the best place for me to begin my nursing career and See NURSING, Page 7B

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Will Spicer’s 65 leads KM to win

Will Spicer’s five-under 65 led Kings Mountain High’s golfers to victory in Monday’s Big South 3A Conference golf match at Kings Mountain Country Club.

The Mountaineers finished with a 304 total, 25 shots better than second place Stuart Cramer with a 329. Crest finished third at

North Elementary Read Across America Week

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350 followed by South Point 355, Ashbrook 363, Forestview 398, North Gaston 442 and Hunter Huss 487.

Other KM scores were Thomas Spicer 74, Baylor Benton 80 and Josh Gillespie 83. Crest will host next Monday’s BSC match at Riverbend.

LEGAL NOTICE

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - CASE NO.: 012022-DR-2336 DIV: AD - IN THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION OF W.P.D., A child - NOTICE OF TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS HEARING

To: Richard Dalton, 113 Beta Place, King’s Mountain, NC 28086 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that A PETITION FOR ADOPTION has been filed regarding W.P.D. (DOB: 10/17/08 in SC). There will be a hearing on the Petition, which will terminate parental rights of RICHARD DALTON, on 3/28/23 at 9:00

A.M. before Judge Denise Ferrero. This Hearing will occur by zoom, the zoom info. is as follows: Join Zoom Mtg. https://zoom.us/j/96492678096?pwdc=bkYwRTB4a UFOTrnR WSHA1aDhzN21 Vdz09 Dial by your location: 786.635.1003, Mtg. ID: 96492678096, Passcode: 154282. The Court has set aside 15 mins. for this hearing. UNDER SECTION 63.089, FL STATUTES (2020), FAILURE TO TIMELY FILE A WRITTEN RESPONSE TO THIS NOTICE AND THE PETITION WITH THE COURT AND TO APPEAR AT THIS HEARING CONSTITUTES GROUNDS UPON WHICH THE COURT SHALL END ANY PARENTAL RIGHTS YOU MAY HAVE OR ASSERT REGARDING THE CHILD. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s office. You may review these docs. upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s office notified of your current address. (You may file Notice of Current Address, FL Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerk’s office. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated 1/17/23. /s/ J.K. “JESS” IRBY, Esq., Clerk of The Circuit Court, Civil Div., 201 E. University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32061

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

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

Mr. Colton Harrell, Applicant/Owner has requested an amendment to the Zoning Map of the City of Kings Mountain regarding the following:

Rezone approximately 22.65 acres, identified as Cleveland County Parcel 11158 located on the south side of Phifer Road and the east side of Kings Mountain Boulevard. The petitioner would like the property to be rezoned from Suburban Residential (SR) to Mixed Use (MU). Case Z-22-26

The public hearing will be held at City Hall, 101 W. Gold Street, Kings Mountain, North Carolina on Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers.

The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Opportunity for public input will be offered during the public hearing portion of the meeting. A copy of the application may be obtained by contacting the City of Kings Mountain Community Planning Department at 704-734-4595.

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LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

Having qualified on 9th of February, 2023 as Executrix of the Estate of RONALD DEWITT LESLEY, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against said estate to present them to the undersigned, Susan Lesley Wood, Executrix on or before the 22nd of May, 2023, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 22nd day of February, 2023.

Susan Lesley Wood, Executrix

Estate of Ronald Dewitt Lesley

1210 Woodhill Drive Shelby, NC 28152

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WBTV Meteorologist Al Conklin speaks to the students about the importance of reading. KMPD Ofc. Josh Peeler reads Dr. Seuss's wonderfully wise “Oh, the Places You'll Go!” These GWU Women’s Basketball players joined in the fun reading at North School. Melissa Ploeger read “The Most Magnificent Thing” by Ashley Spires with these students. (Photos by Anna Hughes) Students visit the fire truck and talk with fire fighters after reading with them. Melissa Wilson enjoyed reading to this young student. Robin Orders shared the story “Woolbur” with her students. Taylor McSwain reads "What Would You Do in a Story About You?"

Gaston College expands educational opportunities for adults

Gaston College has received an Educational Opportunity Centers program grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The program provides counseling and information on college admissions to qualified adults who want to enter or continue a program of postsecondary education, and also advises participants on financial aid options, including basic financial planning skills. It is administered

through the Federal TRiO Programs office. The grant is for five award periods, with the first budget period running from September 1, 2022, through August 31, 2023. Gaston College has received $232,049 for this period.

Subsequent budget periods span from September 1 through August 31, ending in 2027. Federal funds

LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

Having qualified on 2nd of March, 2023 as Administrator of the Estate of PATRICIA ANN LAWRENCE, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against said estate to present them to the undersigned, Calvin P. Brown, Administrator on or before the 8th of June, 2023, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 8th day of March, 2023.

Calvin P. Brown, Administrator Estate of Patricia Ann Lawrence 432 Monroe St Shelby, NC 28150

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LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

Having qualified on 1st of March, 2023 as Administrator of the Estate of DAVID WAYNE OWENS, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against said estate to present them to the undersigned, Alvin Kenneth Owens, Administrator on or before the 8th of June, 2023, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 8th day of March, 2023.

Alvin Kenneth Owens, Administrator

Estate of David Wayne Owens

1201 E Park Dr Gastonia, NC 28054

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LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

Having qualified on 15th of December, 2022 as Executrix of the Estate of PATRICIA PROFFITT PITTS, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned at Akerman LLP in Winston-Salem, NC at the address below on or before the 15th day of May, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 15th day of February, 2023.

Jane Shannon Settlemire, Executrix

Counsel for the Estate Akerman LLP

100 N Main Street, Suite 2425 Winston-Salem, NC 27101

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LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

Having qualified on 12th of October, 2022 as Executrix of the Estate of JAMES STANLEY PITTS, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned at Akerman LLP in Winston-Salem, NC at the address below on or before the 15th day of May, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 15th day of February, 2023.

Jane Shannon Settlemire, Executrix Counsel for the Estate Akerman LLP

100 N Main Street, Suite 2425 Winston-Salem, NC 27101

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finance 100 percent of the total costs of the program; zero percent of non-federal dollars have been used to finance this program. Over those five years, the Gaston College TRiO-Educational Opportunity Center aims to help expand educational opportunities for adults in Gaston and Lincoln counties. The funds from the grant will place professional support staff in the community to provide counseling and information on college admissions and financial aid to qualified adults with a desire to pursue education

beyond high school. The Center’s overall goal is to increase the number of adults in the surrounding area enrolling in colleges and universities. All services are provided free of charge to participants who meet the eligibility requirements. Among those requirements are U.S. citizenship or permanent residency in Gaston or Lincoln County, being at least 19 years old, and not having previously earned a college degree. Priority is given to individuals who are low-income or who have parents who do not

LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA

COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

Having qualified on 28th day of February, 2023 as Executor of the Estate of GLORIA MAXINE SISK, 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, Christopher Charles Randall, Executor, on or before the 8th of June, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 8th day of March, 2023

Christopher Charles Randall, Executor

Estate of: Gloria Maxine Sisk 1629 Zion Hill Road Marion, NC 28752

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LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

Having qualified on 23rd of February, 2023 as Executrix of the Estate of THOMAS HAL DEDMON, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against said estate to present them to the undersigned, Lucretia Caroline Dedmon, Executrix on or before the 1st of June, 2023, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 1st day of March, 2023.

Lucretia Caroline Dedmon, Executrix

Estate of Thomas Hal Dedmon

1406 June Rd Shelby, NC 28150

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LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA

COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

Having qualified on 21st day of February, 2023 as Executor of the Estate of HAL STUART GREENE, 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 Brian Cook, Executor, on or before the 1st of June, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 1st day of March, 2023

James Brian Cook, Executor

Estate of: Hal Stuart Greene

1266 Jim Elliott Rd Shelby, NC 28150

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LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

Having qualified on 3rd of February, 2023 as Administrator of the Estate of BRENDA KAY BLANTON, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against said estate to present them to the undersigned, Gregory V. Blanton, Administrator on or before the 15th of May, 2023, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the day 15th of February, 2023.

Gregory V. Blanton, Administrator

Estate of Brenda Kay Blanton

1028 Manchester Drive Shelby, NC 28152

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have a college degree. Veterans, military family members, and unaccompanied, homeless, or foster-care youth are strongly encouraged to apply. Services include assistance completing applications for college admissions, testing and financial aid for 2- and 4-year colleges, guidance and referrals to GED and Adult High School programs, career counseling, college pre-admission counseling, specialized assistance for veterans, assistance with scholarship applications, and education and coun-

seling designed to improve financial and economic literacy for participants.

“The caring and supportive TRiO-EOC staff at Gaston College are committed to turning your educational dreams into reality by helping remove barriers that often keep people from taking the next step in their educational journey,” said Dr. Jennifer Nichols, Vice President for Educational Partnerships. “Let us help you take that next step.” For more information about the program and eligibility requirements, email eoc@gaston.edu.

Free upcoming medical clinic in Grier

Remote Area Medical (RAM) pop-up clinic is offering free dental, vision, and medical services to the Greer, S.C. and surrounding communities is set for March 18-19 at Greer High School -- 3000 E. Gap Creek Dr., Greer, S.C.

The patient parking lot will open no later than 11:59 p.m. (midnight local time) on Friday night, March 17, and remain open. As patients arrive at the parking lot, they

will be provided with additional information regarding clinic opening processes and next steps. Clinic doors typically open at 6 a.m.

Patients should be prepared with their own food, water, medicines, and clothing when arriving early. Bathrooms will be provided.

Free dental, vision, and medical services are provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to time constraints, See CLINIC, Page 8B

LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

Having qualified on 23rd of February, 2023 as Administrator and Administratrix of the Estate of GEORGIA FINNEY, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against said estate to present them to the undersigned, Edward Charles Finney, Administrator and/or Pamela F. Boyce, Administratrix on or before the 1st of June, 2023, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 1st day of March, 2023.

Edward Charles Finney, Administrator

Estate of Georgia Finney 1905 Petty Road

Shelby, NC 28150

And/or Pamela F. Boyce, Administratrix

Estate of Georgia Finney 117 James Love School Rd

Shelby, NC 28152

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LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

Having qualified on 16th day of February, 2023 as Executor of the Estate of MICHAEL HERSHEL FRADY; AKA, MICHAEL H. FRADY, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Michael Lance Frady, Executor, on or before the 22nd of May, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 22nd day of February, 2023

Michael Lance Frady, Executor

Estate of: Michael Hershel Frady; aka, Michael H. Frady 2018 Lincolnton Hwy Cherryville, NC 28021

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LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

Having qualified on 27th day of February, 2023 as Executrix and Executor of the Estate of JASPER WARREN GAMBLE; AKA, BILL GAMBLE, 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, Natalie Alyssa Gamble, Executrix and/or Justin Warren Gamble, Executor, on or before the 8th of June, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 8th day of March, 2023

Natalie Alyssa Gamble, Executrix

Estate of: Jasper Warren Gamble; aka, Bill Gamble 3311 Crawley Rd Shelby, NC 28150

And/or

Justin Warren Gamble, Executor

Estate of: Jasper Warren Gamble; aka, Bill Gamble 3311 Crawley Rd Shelby, NC 28150

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NC legislators working to pass Medicaid expansion

North Carolina legislative leaders announced Thursday, March 2, an agreement to expand Medicaid to hundreds of thousands of additional low-income adults through the Affordable Care Act. While the legislation won’t be voted on until later this month, it is expected to pass with support from both houses.

House speaker Tim Moore commented on the agreement saying, “This is something that we can all be very proud of,” House Speaker Tim Moore said at a news conference with Senate leader Phil Berger. “What a huge announcement this is for North Carolina. What a huge policy direction this is that will provide help for so many in this state, but it’s going to do it in a

way that’s fiscally responsible.”

A key component of the agreement is the loosening or elimination of "certificate of need” laws requiring health regulators to sign off on plans to offer hospital beds for mental health and substance abuse patients, build ambulatory surgery centers or purchase MRI machines. However, the demand that advanced-practice nurses be able to treat patients without a doctor’s supervision was left out. Berger addressed that point saying, “There are still some things that need to be done, but this is our agreement and I’m very comfortable with it.”

North Carolina Health and Human Services then released a statement on March 3, saying, “This is a momentous agreement

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: TERRY KEITH PUTNAM, Deceased.

Having qualified on the 14th day of February, 2023 as Co-Executors of the Estate of TERRY KEITH PUTNAM 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 May, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment.

This the 22nd day of February, 2023

Jason Keith Putnam, Co-Ex.

2421 Woodleigh Drive Gastonia, NC 28056

Brandon Gene Putnam, Co-Ex.

144 Autumn Woods Drive Kings Mountain, NC 28086

C. Andrew Neisler, Jr, CLONINGER & NEISLER ATTYS

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

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LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE

SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK

In the Matter of the Estate of: ROBERTA PROCTOR ELLISON, Deceased.

Having qualified on the 2nd day of February, 2023 as Executrix of the Estate of ROBERTA PROCTOR ELLISON, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Executor on or before the 17th day of May, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment.

This the 15th day of February, 2023

Janice Ellison Tesenair, Ex. 409 Country Club Acres Kings Mountain, NC 28086

C. Andrew Neisler, Jr CLONINGER & NEISLER ATTYS

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

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LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE

SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK

In the Matter of the Estate of:

GEORGE CECIL ESTES, JR., Deceased.

Having qualified on the 3rd day of February, 2022 as Executor of the Estate of GEORGE CECIL ESTES, JR., deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Executor on or before the 17th day of May, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment.

This the 15th day of February, 2023

Fredrick S. Sisk, Ex. 116 Robinson Road Kings Mountain, NC 28086

C. Andrew Neisler, Jr CLONINGER & NEISLER ATTYS

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

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that will directly improve the health and well-being of 600,000 North Carolinians. We applaud the efforts by the General Assembly to move this forward. Medicaid expansion will be trans-

formative for access to health care in rural areas, for better mental health and for veterans, working adults and their families. For these people, today’s agreement is life changing.”

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:

JUDY ANN PHILBECK aka JUDY MAYES PHILBECK, Deceased.

Having qualified on the 6th day of February, 2023 as Executor of the Estate of JUDY ANN PHILBECK aka JUDY MAYES PHILBECK, 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 May, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment.

This the 22nd day of February, 2023

Roger Scott Philbeck, Ex. 106 Jasper Drive Kings Mountain, NC 28086

C. Andrew Neisler, Jr, CLONINGER & NEISLER ATTYS P.O. Box 515, 300 E. King Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086 KM (2/22, 3/1, 3/8, & 3/15/2023)

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATOR

Having qualified on 2nd of February, 2023 as Administrator of the Estate of Sandra Lee Moore Norman aka Sandra M. Cook (22 E 840), deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against said estate to present them, duly verified, to Jerry Norman, Sr., Administrator c/o A. Susan Biggers, Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C., 402 East Graham Street, Shelby, North Carolina 28150, on or before May 17, 2023, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate will please make immediate settlement with the undersigned.

This the 15th day of February, 2023.

Jerry Norman, Sr. Administrator of the Estate of Sandra Lee Moore Norman

aka Sandra M. Cook

c/o A. Susan Biggers Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C. 402 East Graham Street Shelby, North Carolina 28150

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LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK

In the Matter of the Estate of:

DONALD JAMES DIFFENDORF, JR., Deceased.

Having qualified on the 13th day of February, 2023 as Administratrix of the Estate of Donald James Diffendorf, Jr., 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 May, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment.

This the 22nd day of February, 2023

Michelene A. Diffendorf, Adm. 620 Tina Drive Shelby, NC 28152

C. Andrew Neisler, Jr, CLONINGER & NEISLER ATTYS

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

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LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK

In the Matter of the Estate of:

JAMES BARRY WARE, Deceased.

Having qualified on the 15th day of February, 2023 as Executrix of the Estate of JAMES BARRY WARE, 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 May, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment.

This the 22nd day of February, 2023

Mary Lou Harper Ware, Ex. 1214 Wales Road Kings Mountain, NC 28086

C. Andrew Neisler, Jr, CLONINGER & NEISLER ATTYS

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

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“NCDHHS will review the proposed legislation. We look forward to working with the General Assembly to get the timing right to maximize the federal funds coming to North Carolina to support hospitals and access to care across the state.”

“Expansion and HASP will bring $8 billion annually to North Carolina with no additional cost to the state,

along with $1.8 billion which can support behavioral health, public safety support, rural health care, and other needs. (HASP uses a federal program that allows states to direct funds to hospitals through the managed care contracts.) North Carolina can receive an additional $1.8 billion in HASP payments if we are able to implement both these programs this fiscal year.”

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:

IDA DIANE KIRKPATRICK, Deceased.

Having qualified on the 28th day of February, 2023 as Administrator CTA of the Estate of Ida Diane Kirkpatrick, 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 on or before the 9th day of June 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment.

This the 8th day of March, 2023.

C. Andrew Neisler, Jr, CLONINGER & NEISLER ATTYS

P.O. Box 515, 300 E. King Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086 KM (3/8, 3/15, 3/22 & 3/29/2023)

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATOR

Having qualified on 30th of January, 2023 as Administrator of the Estate of Shannon Eugene Patterson (23 E 73), deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against said estate to present them, duly verified, to Wiley Gene Patterson, Administrator c/o A. Susan Biggers, Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C., 402 East Graham Street, Shelby, North Carolina 28150, on or before May 17, 2023, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate will please make immediate settlement with the undersigned.

This the 15th day of February, 2023.

Wiley Gene Patterson Administrator of the Estate of Shannon Eugene Patterson c/o A. Susan Biggers Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C. 402 East Graham Street Shelby, North Carolina 28150 KMH (2/15, 22, 3/01 & 08/2023)

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATOR

Having qualified on 16th of February 2023 as Administrator of the Estate of Ella Denise Oliver (23 E 172), deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against said estate to present them, duly verified, to John D. Oliver, Administrator, c/o A. Susan Biggers, Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C., 402 East Graham Street, Shelby, North Carolina 28150, on or before June 8, 2023, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate will please make immediate settlement with the undersigned. This the 8th day of March, 2023.

John D. Oliver Administrator of the Estate of Ella Denise Oliver DEATON & BIGGERS, P.L.L.C. 402 East Graham Street Shelby, North Carolina 28150 KMH (3/08, 15, 22, & 29/2023)

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATOR

Having qualified on 27th of January, 2023 as Administrator of the Estate of William Steve Morrison (23 E 81), deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against said estate to present them, duly verified, to Mark Morrison, Administrator c/o A. Susan Biggers, Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C., 402 East Graham Street, Shelby, North Carolina 28150, on or before May 17, 2023, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate will please make immediate settlement with the undersigned.

This the 15th day of February, 2023.

Mark Morrison Administrator of the Estate of William Steve Morrison c/o A. Susan Biggers Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C. 402 East Graham Street Shelby, North Carolina 28150 KMH (2/15, 22, 3/01 & 08/2023)

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ture, brass at low prices, wedding decorations, handmade pieces, Presidential collections dated back to 1977 from Avon. Call 828-223.1112.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

ST. PATTY’S DAY VENDOR/ CRAFT SHOW, Big Red’s Cafe, 830 East King St., Kings Mountain, NC, March 11th, 10-3 p.m. (980) 295-8222 imacowgirl32nc@yahoo.com

EMPLOYMENT

TIRED OF WORKING 5, 6 OR

EVEN 7 DAYS A WEEK? Get

Started in light duty health care today! Work 3 days one week and 4 days the next. One on One Care, Inc. serving Cleveland County since 1995 with 8 licensed facilities in Shelby is growing & hiring for approximately 50 positions. Veterans, Retirees, college students, teachers, and aides are encouraged to apply. Do you have experience as a Personal Care assistant? No experience? No worries, we provide training as well as CPR, NCI and Medication administration. CNA’s are encouraged to apply. Positions available- Professionals with a 4 yr degree in Human Services or teaching full time, starting pay with no experience $36,500 yearly. Paraprofessional Staff FT/PT 8am-8pm or 8pm-8am, 36 hours one week, 48 hours the next. Starting pay with no experience $24,500 yearly. Paraprofessional staff with more than 3 years experience. Starting pay $26,500 yearly. Hours are as followed: 8am8pm or 8pm-8am, 36 hours one week, 48 hours the next. 3 Days one week and 4 days the next week. Part-time positions will be filled after full time positions have been met. Other positions and hours available as well. 1099 positions available for experienced staff. Pay differs per contract. Apply in person at 203 Lee St in Shelby, NC Monday thru Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm

NEED A LABORER. Apply in person at Auto Parts U Pull & Scrap Metal of Shelby. 1025 County Home Road, Shelby, NC. Must have a valid driver license. (704) 472-4666

MORROW MOTORS NOW

HIRING-PARTS PULLER Morrow Motors, Inc. now hiring for experienced Parts Puller. Monday-Friday, enjoy your weekends! Benefits include: Medical, dental, vision, and generous PTO! Requirements: must have your own tools, knowledge of auto parts, previous experience a plus, but not required. Please apply in person at 450 Morrow Motor Rd. Forest City, NC 28043 - Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm. (828) 245-5501 nikkim@morrowmotors.net

CARPENTER/HANDY

Very reasonably priced! Serving Cherryville, Vale, Lincolnton area 704-530-1237 or 704-9744056. (704) 974-4056 daniel. edens2@gmail.com

DILL PLUMBING. Specializing in well pumps, water heaters & small repair. Licensed and insured. 37 years in business. 828-817-1327. CLEVELAND COUNTY GARAGE DOORS. Summer Tuneup Special, $69.95. We will check all your equipment lube, make sure it’s working correctly. We repair broken doors. Also offering new installations. 704477-9119 or 704-472-9367.

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

PAINTING SERVICES. Over 25 years experience, affordable prices. Professional results. References available. Free estimates. Charles, or leave message. (704) 435-8062.

WILL CLEAN HOUSES AND BUSINESSES. Reasonable rates. Call or text me at 704419-9016 or email me at sgacsa@aol.com

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

RETAINING WALLS, PAVERS, GRADING, DEMOLITION, site cleanup, ponds, fencing, maintenance, irrigation, landscaping, pruning, planting, excavator work. 828-453-8113.

HOME REPAIRS & PAINTING. Veteran offering home repairs, remodeling, and painting. Free Estimates. Interior/Exterior Work. Call Michael @ 980-3166160 Let’s Discuss Your Needs. (980) 316-6160

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

YARD SALES

CLEVELAND COUNTY

SALE IN BASEMENT. Sat., March 11th, 8:00am until. DOWN SIZING. 257 Howington St. (Boiling Springs), Shelby, NC 28152

ANTIQUES

UNIQUE ANTIQUE STATION. Tues.-Sat. 11am-4pm. Farm House Decor, Antiques, Collectibles, Vintage Toys, Hot Wheels, Jewelry, MORE. 985 US 74 Business Hwy., Ellenboro. Find us on FB. 828-3820075.

FOR SALE

HORSE QUALITY HAY FOR SALE. Call (704) 487-6855

FOR SALE

ITEMS FOR SALE. $50 Singer

Sewing Machine. $50 Sewing Machine Cabinet. $25 Small Cedar Wardrobe (704) 7395072 wwwhetstine@aol.com

PROFORM T23 WALKING

TRACK. FREE. 704-692-0413

WATER TOTES, 275 GALLON

$75. Burning barrels 15. Solid top plastic or metal barrels $12. Feed Barrels, 55 gallon and 25 gallon $20. Troy But Tiller (needs work) $350. Call Jeff, Hickory, NC (828) 327-4782

FOR SALE NEW CAR SHED FOR THE NEW YEAR! Single Car $288 Down from $89

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

LOST & FOUND TOOLS FOUND MT. SINAI

WANT TO BUY

WANTED: SMALL AMC CAR. Like Gremlin, Spirit, Hornet, Javelin or AMX. Call or text. (828) 243-6486

A GOOD USED HOVEROUND WHEELCHAIR Please call 828-289-9260.

WANT TO BUY. ATV’s, PopUp Campers and Small Travel Trailers.

OLD GAMBLING MACHINE $125. Would make a good man cave piece. (704) 300-1818 kim_hopper@bellsouth.net

DRIVE TITIAN MOBILITY CHAIR, $595. Nearly new mobility chair, 18” seat, separated into 4 pieces, heaviest 41 lbs. 250 lb limit, with charger, warranty, delivered. Call Scooterman John (704) 951-4224 mobilityservices07@gmail.com

DEER HUNTERS: Ladder stands, Ground blinds, Biologic deer feeder, Deer cameras and other items for sale. Call 704739-7621 for more details.

NEW 6X12 TRAILER “RENT

TO OWN” No Credit Check! $582 Down-$161 per month. Includes Tax & Title Fee. J Johnson Sales, 2690 221South, Forest City, NC. (828) 245-5895

2 JANITROL COMMERICAL SHOP HEATERS Propane, 125K BTU. Can hang or sit. $300 for pair. Will sell separately. 704-487-0550. OFFICE ITEMS AND OFFICE FURNITURE. Must sell! Excellent condition. Going out of business sale. Call for appointment to view: 828-429-7768.

panes of glass. $1,600. Call 704-2847043. Leave message. STEEL BUILDINGS (OPEN OR FULLY ENCLOSED) 14 on Display. 12’ Wide to 40 EVEN 60 Clear Span. “We do Grading, Gravel, Concrete” TURN KEY! J Johnson Sales, 2690 221South, Forest City, NC (828) 245-5895 TRAILERS, TRAILERS! DUMP TRAILERS, GOOSENECK, DECK OVER, EQUIPMENT, ALL PURPOSE TRAILERS, CAR HAULERS. Cash, Finance, Credit Cards, Rent to Own (No Credit Check) J Johnson Sales, 2690 221South, Forest City, NC (828) 245-5895 USED CAMPER TOPS: BUY/ SALE/TRADE. Various sizes and styles. 828-980-0788 or 828-286-8674.

NEW BATTERY MOBILITY CHAIR/SCOOTERS. Call for Price Spring Tune Up with new batteries. Code 10 for 10% discount. Call Scooterman John to make your unit perform well. 704-951-4224 (704) 951-4224 mobilityservices07@gmail. com

TRAILERS, LAWNMOWER TRAILERS, Flatbed Trailers, Enclosed Trailers, Horse and Cattle Trailers, Saddlery. Check our prices and quality before you buy. Bridges Riding Equipment. Boiling Springs, NC. 704-434-6389, (704) 473-0867

(704) 576-7022

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

WANTED: OLD AND NEW AMMO. Reloading supplies. Call 828-245-6756 or cell # 828-289-1488.

WANT TO BUY CARS, TRUCKS.

PORTABLE PRIDE GO CHAIR

$795. A new Go Chair, 22 1/2” wide, turns in 25”, separates into 5 pieces, 36 lbs heaviest. Weight limit 275 lbs. 90 day tech warranty. Call Scooterman John (704) 951-4224 mobilityservices07@gmail.com

WHEAT STRAW FOR SALE.

$5.50 a bale. Call 980-2958808

E-Z GO GOLF CART Runs on gas. Turn signal, lights, horn, fan, radio, new charge. Electric dump bed. New battery. $5,500. 828-248-2184.

WHIRLPOOL DRYER. Good condition. New heating element. $75.00. Leave message/ text. 704-477-4621

STIHL FS 40 GRASS TRIMMER. Extra spool of Trimmer line and fuel can. Good condition $125. (704) 435-4438

2015 CHIEFTAIN MOTORCYCLE. Low miles, $12,000. 2008 Mitsubishi Spyder Convertible, 4 cylinder, $6000. (704) 3009223

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

DINING ROOM SUITE with 6 chairs, 2 leafs, china cabinet, buffet $400 obo. Also 2 upholstered chairs & 1 barstool, $40. All good condition. Call for details 704-834-9848

2 CEMETERY LOTS with 2 Concrete Vaults. Cleveland Memorial Park, Boiling Springs, NC. Lots are side by side. Located near mausoleum. Call 704-284-0227 to make offer.

TRAILER-BUY-SELL-TRADE!

“Must Have Title” J Johnson Sales (828) 245-5895

WE’VE GOT THE KNIVES &COINS! Jake’s Knives & Coins located at 1008 S. Lafayette St., Shelby. Call 704-6006996 (980) 295-5568 STORAGE BUILDINGS NEW, USED, REPOS “BUY, SELL, TRADE!” J Johnson Sales, Forest City, NC. (828) 245-5895 PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS with Scratch Pads! Press Room Printing. 704-482-2243. (704) 538-5788

TRACTORS, EQUIPMENT, RIDING MOWERS, GARDEN TILLERS, GO-KARTS. Ready to mow. All in excellent condition. Can deliver, 30+ years experience in repair work. 828980-0853, 704-476-9383.

DEER CORN, 50 POUND BAG. $11. 55 gallon drum $65 in your drum. Callahan Farms. Cletus: 704-300-5341; Steve: 704-472-8865; Todd: 704-6921627

COMPASS SPORT, PRISTINE CONDITION $695. Compass Sport, standard mobility chair, good inside and

Page 6B The Kings Mountain Herald | www.kmherald.com Wednesday, March 8, 2023 All Classified Ads That Have Been Paid and Placed Online or Published in Print Will Not Be Refunded if Ad is Cancelled. PLACE YOUR AD AT CAROLINACLASSIFIEDS.COM OR CALL 704-484-1047 Deadline: Friday at 12:00 Noon CLASSI CLASSIFIED FIED ADS ANNOUNCEMENTS CSD FIREARMS CONCEAL CARRY TRAINING. Saturday, March 25; 8am. Appointment only. Cost $75. Veterans $10 off. Call for details 828-4472031. GIFTS WITH YOUR NAME. Alan, Betty, Cathy, Angela, Arena, Corrine, Ava, Doris, Elijah, Emberly, Paul, more namesNC4Ever@usa.com 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 704-297-0103 GOING OUT OF BUSINESS. Green River Interiors, 143 Central Street, Rutherfordton. Christmas decorations, furni-
MAN to remodel rentals. Pay based on experience. 336-225-1050.
NEEDED - PARTTIME. Flexible schedule, no experience, will train. Reliable transportation, good personality and people skills. $13 per hr + mileage. Contact: sportpixjob@gmail.com PART-TIME YOUTH MINISTER. Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, Forest City, NC is seeking a part-time Youth Minister. Send resume to Mountvernonforestcity@gmail.com or mail to 2676 Hudlow Rd., Forest City, NC 28043 (828) 429-5228 ejw9738@gmail.com EMPLOYMENT 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 NOW HIRING LANDSCAPERS FOR FULL TIME YEAR ROUND EMPLOYMENT. Must have valid driver’s license and transportation. Over time available. (704) 473-0341 BUSINESS SERVICES FMB ALL
SERVICE.
REASONABLE
SERVICE. Mowing,
D&D
yards,
ETC.
PHOTOGRAPHERS
SEASON LAWN
Services: mowing, mobile detailing, fleet, cleaning, excavating. Owner Eric (704) 692-7521
RATES LAWN
trimming, edging. (704) 472-4737
LANDSCAPING. We cut
Trim bushes, haul of trash
Give us a call.
outside the home. 18” x 20” seat. Comes with manual, charger, warranty and delivery. Call Scooterman John (704) 951-4224 mobilityservices07@gmail.com
month. Double $395 Down from $123.45 month. J Johnson Sales, 2690 221South, Forest City, NC (828) 245-5895 ITEMS FOR SALE. Shark Euro ProX Garment Steamer- $55, Petmate Small Cat/Dog Carrier- $25, Oster Deluxe Bread & Dough Maker - $40, Mr. Tea Hot Tea Maker- $25, (Lids Off) Jar Opener- $15, Leather M/C Jacket-(size 46) - $100, Leather M/C Chaps-(size S)-$40, Leather M/C Vest-(size M)$60, Gerbing’s M/C Heated Jacket-(size M/R) and Heated Gloves-(size XS) with all controls- $150. 704-813-8744. WHITE COKE TABLE. Round, fair condition, 2 red metal folding Coke chairs, excellent condition and 2 Coke round pillows. $250 OBO. 704-7694091 VERY LARGE ANTIQUE CORNER CUPBOARD 55 inches wide, 88 inches tall. 16
Please call
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tify and you can pick them up. Found on Mt. Sinai Ch.
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Call 828-429-3935. CASH FOR YOUR CAR. Running or not, title or no title. Call Charles Dellinger at Red Road Towing. 704692-6767, (704) 487-0228 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 LAND WANTED, 10-12 ACRES. In Blacksburg, SC. To build small home. Call
Trailers, Tractors, Farm Equipment. Must have ID and proof of ownership. Callahan’s Towing. (704) 692-1006 FARM & GARDEN YANMAR YM1900 DIESEL WITH SCRAPEBLADE. Small diesel tractor lift and pto work good. (704) 692-3884 WHEAT STRAW FOR SALE. $5.50 a bale. Call 980-2958808 WHEAT STRAW. 2022 wheat straw. Discounts on orders of 100 or more. Delivery available. Located in Vale. (828) 3024951 mthoyle14@gmail.com FOR SALE: 4X5 HAY BALES. Never rained on. $45 to $50. 828-305-2679 FREE AGED HORSE MANURE. Aged horse manure. Great for gardens. (828) 4470652 Auctions Construction-Truck-Auction, March 21st, 8AM, Lumberton, NC. 10% BP onsite, 12% online. 1984 Chevrolet 4x4, 1,639 miles. Call 910-7396480, Garry. See meekinsauction.com NCLN 858, 910-7388822 Health Services ATTENTION OXYGEN THERAPY USERS! Inogen One G4 is capable of full 24/7 oxygen delivery. Only 2.8 pounds. FREE information kit. Call 866-579-0885 Home Improvement Eliminate gutter cleaning forever! 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Switch & Get a FREE $100 Visa Gift Card. FREE Voice Remote. FREE HD DVR. FREE Streaming on ALL Devices. Call today! 1-877-920-7405 STATEWIDE CLASSIFIED NETWORK ADS CLASSIFIEDS CONTINUED TO PAGE 7B

LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

Having qualified on 19th of January, 2023 as Administratrix of the Estate of ELNORA ELIZABETH ESKRIDGE, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned at McIntyre Elder Law in Shelby, North Carolina, on or before the 1st day of June, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 1st day of March, 2023.

Kimberly Eskridge Litton, Administratrix

Counsel for the Estate

McINTYRE ELDER LAW

PO Box 165 Shelby, NC 28151

KMH (3/01, 08, 15 & 22/2023)

LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

Having qualified on 24th of January, 2023 as Administratrix of the Estate of BILLY JAY McSWAIN, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned at McIntyre Elder Law in Shelby, North Carolina, on or before the 1st day of June, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 1st day of March, 2023.

Donna McSwain Carpenter, Administratrix

Counsel for the Estate

McINTYRE ELDER LAW

PO Box 165 Shelby, NC 28151

KMH (3/01, 08, 15 & 22/2023)

PETS & LIVESTOCK

LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF

CLEVELAND

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

Having qualified on 26th of January, 2023 as Administratrix of the Estate of THOMAS HENRY ABBOTT, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against said estate to present them to the undersigned, Rhonda Wease, Administratrix on or before the 8th of June, 2023, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 8th day of March, 2023

Rhonda Wease, Administratrix

Estate of Thomas Henry Abbott 570 Crow Road Shelby, NC 28152

Counsel for Estate McINTYRE ELDER LAW

233 E. Graham Street Shelby, NC 28150

KMH (3/08, 15, 22 & 29/2023)

LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

Having qualified on 13th of February, 2023 as Administratrix of the Estate of JUDY FAYE MULL, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned at McIntyre Elder Law in Shelby, North Carolina, on or before the 1st day of June, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 1st day of March, 2023.

Kimberly Mull Richards, Administratrix

Counsel for the Estate McINTYRE ELDER LAW

PO Box 165 Shelby, NC 28151

KMH (3/01, 08, 15 & 22/2023)

NURSING

From Page 2B serve our community.”

Ruth Alabi also received tuition assistance from CaroMont and liked being able to choose where she did her practicum. “All of these services and assistance from CaroMonth Health have allowed me to be more focused and less stressed,” she related. “I cannot wait to be part

of the care team after passing my board exam.” CaroMont Health offers the tuition assistance program to all senior nursing students, both in the Associate of Science in Nursing and Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree programs. Interested students can contact Dr. Janice Hill, director Nursing Workforce Transition Program, at janice. hill@caromonthealth.org for more information.

LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA

COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE

SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION

22 E 794

IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF:

JAMES EARL BUMGARDNER

Having qualified on the 13th day of September, 2022, as Executor of the Estate of JAMES EARL BUMGARDNER, deceasead, 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 4, 2023, or this notice will be pleased in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the Estate should make immediate payment. This the 28th day of February, 2023.

Christopher Ryan Bumgardner, Executor

Of the Estate of James Earl Bumgardner

309 Ebenezer Road Kings Mountain, NC 28086

Attorney for the Estate:

Robert H. Lutz Lutz Law Firm, PLLC 310-8 East Graham Street Shelby, NC 28150

KMH (3/08, 15, 22 & 29/2023)

CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES. 5 gorgeous male puppies. 7wks old $350ea Dewormed, no papers Please message if interested (704) 860-2647 lacyorlucy@ gmail.com

PUPPIES FOR SALE. AKC registered German Shepherd puppies. 5 females, 4 males. Ready in March. $1,000. Taking deposits. 839-400-1723.

PETS & LIVESTOCK

DACHSHUND PUPPIES. I have 2 girls and 3 boys. Purebred miniature Dachshund pups. They will be ready to go March 8th, parents on site $400! (704) 974-4056 daniel. edens2@gmail.com

DOG KENNELS 5X10, 10X10, 10X20. Dog Houses, Tops for Kennels. “Delivery & Setup

Available” J Johnson Sales 2690 221South, Forest City, NC (828) 245-5895

FREE PUPPIES TO GOOD

HOME. American Bullies & Fox Hound mix. Serious inquiries only. (704) 466-2868

2 MALE TOY POODLES. 1 black, 1 chocolate. CKC registered. $1000 each. (828) 2898844

VACATIONS

SCENIC RIDGE COUNTRY CAMPGROUND. Cherryville, NC. Cabins. RV Spots, Daily Weekly, Monthly, Seasonal Sites. (704) 435-0938 OCEAN LAKES MYRTLE BEACH. Cottage N34. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, den, kitchen, dining, covered deck, near country store. Call Dorcas, 803-718-2659. NEWLY RENOVATED BEACH HOUSE in OCEAN LAKES. 2 bedroom, 2 bath. Also pullout couch, golf cart. Weeks and weekends. Call 704-472-5182

REAL ESTATE

2005 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN Reconditioned 2005 Chevy Suburban LT 4 -wheel drive, Pewter color, AM/FM CD, Automatic Transmission, Power windows, DVD entertainment system with remote control, good tires and brakes. Replaced the transmission, Fuel pump and Fuel gauge sending unit, new water pump. Comes with Yakima Roof basket. Clean SUV. Full Car fax available, $5750. (704) 7708600 kenny@ebirdcom.com

$1500. Three year health guarantee. 828755-7335.

AKC/CKC REGISTERED BOXER PUPPIES. Total price $800. READY TO GO! 1st shots and 2nd deworming. 12wks old. 2/M 4/F Location: Shelby,NC (704) 477-3900 FREE TO GOOD HOMES. 2 females CKC Registered German Shepherds. 3 & 4 years old. Will make good guard dogs for fenced in area. For more info. (704) 466-3135

CKC BICHON FRIZE PUPPIES. Two females ($3,000 each). One male ($2,500). Now taking deposits. Ready 3-15-23. Shots, medical exam. Serious inquiries only. 828-748-6563, 9am-7pm, leave message.

TOY AND MINI AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERDS. Male and female, assorted colors, some blue-eyed. Shots, wormed, fully vetted. 828-289-6756.

AUSSIEDOODLE PUPPIES. AussieDoodles are a mix of an intelligent and eager to please

Poodle with the loyal, energetic, and also intelligent Australian Shepherd. This designer dog breed is an active puppy with a hypoallergenic luxurious coats that sheds very little. These pups for sale are 10 weeks old, energetic and smart, and ready to make the best newest member of their “forever family.” Each puppy is $900. All pups are sold with a one-year health guarantee and are always upto-date on shots and worming. We are located in Mt. Olive, one hour east of Raleigh and one hour west of Wilmington. Call Dennis at 919-223-1894 to schedule an appointment to see the puppies. (919) 223-1895

2 VALENTINE PUPPIES LEFT. Malti-Poo / Yorkie Cross. Male $800, Female $1000. Blonde, tails docked, dew claws removed, Toy Size. Shots & worming UTD, Vet checked. Inside raised. (828) 391-0919

EVERYONE NEEDS A LITTLE

CHOCOLATE! Ready to go... chocolate, female Lab pups. Vet checked. Gentle dispositions. AKC. $900. 704-914-8241, KM. Mention this ad for discount.

HONEYBEES FOR SALE. 3 pound packages of honeybees $128 each. Includes queen. Payment at time of order. Pickup day is March 26th, in Mooresboro NC. Call or email to order. Cash, check, or PayPal. 704-4722917 mswaf100@gmail.com (704) 472-2917 mswaf100@ gmail.com

VARIETY OF RESCUE PETS to be adopted. Ages vary. Call for info and price. (828) 3910919

FULL BLOODED POMERANIAN PUPPIES FOR SALE. Pomeranian puppies for sale.

3 males $1100 each; 2 females $1800each. Health guarantee, vaccines and deworming up to date, 10 weeks old, parti colors. If interested contact me at 803526-8962 email: lwhitaker68@ yahoo.com

2008 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE Spyder Convertible, 4 cylinder, $6000. 2015 Chieftain, low miles, $12,000. (704) 300-9223

2014 MAZDA MAZDA3 4 door Sedan. Good condition. Call 704-435-9323 for more details.

1999 MAZDA MIATA CONVERTIBLE. 55,000 miles, Convertible, soft top. Black with camel leather interior, 5 speed, Bose Sound, Excellent condition. $11,995. (704) 692-2289

2015 CHEVROLET COLORADO Extended Cab. 92K miles, automatic. $10,500. (704) 909-

8748

2009 TOYOTA TACOMA.

380,000 miles, $7500.00, All highway miles, excellent condition inside and out. New tires, battery, alternator. All maintenance documented. Toolbox included. (704) 6340553 bkingery@carolina. rr.com

CAMPERS

SCENIC RIDGE COUNTRY

CAMPGROUND. Cherryville, NC. Cabins. RV Spots, Daily Weekly, Monthly, Seasonal Sites. (704) 435-0938

VACATIONS

OCEAN LAKES, BIG DISCOUNTS. On Spring & Fall Weeks. 7 houses, 3 ocean front, some with golf carts. Call Tammy Patterson, 704-418-4756.

CHEROKEE CO., SC

27.47 ACRES WITH 2 STREAMS. Located off Grady Drive, Blacksburg, SC. $5500 per acre. 864-492-5588. (864) 492-5689

CLEVELAND COUNTY

CLEVELAND COUNTY. 1144 E.

Stagecoach Trail, Lawndale, NC.

1.97 Acres with 3,000 sq ft building. Zoned Rural Agriculture. Can be used as Auto Dealer, RV Dealer, Auto Parts, Lawn and Garden Retail, Grocery, Convenience/Gas, Used Merchandise, Miscellaneous, Retail, Restaurant. (828) 453-0828

RUTHERFORD COUNTY 20 + ACRES WITH TRAILER. Bostic. Call anytime 828-4122237. OUT OF AREA

TWO ACRES FOR SALE. (1) acre cleared pasture. Great location for commercial or wooded area for home/mobile home or privacy, county water, electric available. Year round stream. Possible owner financing.

includes power

Century Dr., Grover, NC 28073. 704-414.4080.

deposit required.

Includes power and water. NO PETS. NO TEXTING. (704) 473-4299 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. ATTRACTION STYLING SALON BOOTH with your own area for rent $65 per week or room for rent for retail etc. $100. In good location on 180 N. (704) 692-8740 NO HEAT BILLS HERE. 1 BR Apt., second floor, Excellent location, Shelby. No Smoking or Pets. Not HAP eligilble. Heat & water furnished. $600/mth.

828-382-0475.

Wednesday, March 8, 2023 The Kings Mountain Herald | www.kmherald.com Page 7B
FARM & GARDEN GARDEN TILLING SERVICES AVAILABLE Tractor with 6’ rototiller. Within 40 miles of Shelby. No job too big or small. (704) 692-4079 FESCUE HORSE HAY FOR SALE 4X5 Round - $70, Square - $8. 704-692-6325. PETS & LIVESTOCK MILL-SEC K9 OBEDIENCE TRAINING. Starting at $50 individual or $500 for 12. Rutherford County area. Board and train options available. 828755-7335. MILL-SEC K9 Rottweiler puppies available. Fully imported international champion lines. ACK registered.
& LIVESTOCK
QUAIL $5 EACH. Quail Chicks $3 ea. Quail eggs $6 per doz. Pre order Bob Whites. Hatching Eggs. Laying Hens Available. 704-476-9943
&
PETS
ADULT
CARS
TRUCKS
Call 828-863-0596 between 10am10pm. FOR RENT CLEVELAND COUNTY OLD FARM HOUSE. Semi-Private in the Country. Lawndale, NC. Outside Animals. 4 bedroom, 1 bath, W&D. Sec. Dep/ Ref required. (704) 538-7661 ONE PERSON ONLY. Small mobile home rental, $500 month, $400 deposit. No W/D hookup. No pets. Oak Grove area. Background check requires. $30 non-refundable Application Fee. Call for appointment between 9am and 6pm at (704) 734-5820 MOBILE HOMES & APARTMENTS. In Kings Mountain. Please Call (704) 739-4417 FOR RENT CLEVELAND COUNTY 1308 N. LAFAYETTE ST., SHELBY, NC. 2 BR, 1 Bath. Huge backyard. Central Heat & Air. No appliances included. No pets. Criminal background check and proof of income. $725 month & $350 deposit. Contact Tommy Wilson @ Clay & Associates. (704) 418-1251 CAMPER SPOTS AVAILABLE. Grand View Campground, 680 NC Hwy 226, Casar, NC. Rent $375 Deposit, $375. Utilities are separate. 704-214-4180 $875 MONTH, $875 DEPOSIT includes water & power. 1624 -3 South Post Road, Shelby, NC. 704-214-4180. CAMPER FOR RENT, $1250 deposit. 5 beds, 1.5 bath, 4 slides. 1624 S. Post Road, Shelby, NC 28152. 704-214-4180. CAMPER FOR RENT.
704-487-5480. 2&3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Nice and clean, water furnished. Oak Grove Community, Kings Mtn. Call or text, 704-739-0259. OUT OF AREA BEACH RENTAL: BEAUTIFUL OAK ISLAND, NC. 3 BR, 2 BA house. Near beaches, restaurants. Close to Wilmington, Myrtle Beach. 828-744-9191. RUTHERFORD COUNTY 2 & 3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Small private park be-
Spindale and Forest City. Starting at $600 per month.
Deadline: Friday at 12:00 Noon PLACE YOUR AD AT CAROLINACLASSIFIEDS.COM OR CALL 704-484-1047 CLASSIFIED ADS All Classified Ads That Have Been Paid and Placed Online or Published in Print Will Not Be Refunded if Ad is Cancelled. CLASSIFIEDS CONT’D FROM PAGE 6B
$300 per week
& water. 108
MOVE IN SPECIAL. 2 & 3 Bedroom,
$210 weekly rates.
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KMLT presents Nunsense March 17

The 2022-23 season of Kings Mountain Little Theatre will continue with their production of “Nunsense – The Mega-Musical” on Friday, March 17, 2023 at 7:30 PM.

KMLT and Corporate

Sponsor – Edward Jones

Investments, Jack and Pam Buchanan are pleased to announce that performances are also scheduled for March 18, 24, and 25 at 7:30 PM and March 19 and 26 at 3 PM. Tickets are $15 for all ages and are on sale at www.kmlt.org or by contacting the box of-

CLINIC

From Page 4B be prepared to choose between DENTAL and VISION services. Medical services are offered to every patient attending the clinic. All services are free and open to the public. No ID required.

In some situations, such as inclement weather, volunteer cancellations, or other circumstances outside of RAM’s control, the parking lot may open earlier, or a smaller number of patients served. RAM encourages everyone who would like services, especially dental services, to arrive as early as possible.

Founded in 1985 by Stan Brock, Remote Area

fice tickets@kmlt.org or 704-730-9408. Tickets for groups of 10 or more is $12 for all ages. Please call or email KMLT to make a group reservation.

Season members may make reservations by calling the theater at 704-7309408 and leaving a message or send a request to us at tickets@kmlt.org. Reserved seating not claimed at least 10 minutes before show time is subject to release.

All the fun of the original Nunsense has been super-sized! Mega-Nun-

Medical - RAM® is a major nonprofit organization whose mission is to prevent pain and alleviate suffering by providing free, quality healthcare to those in need.

To accomplish this, RAM operates pop-up clinics delivering free, quality dental, vision, and medical services to underserved, uninsured and underinsured individuals who do not have access to, or cannot afford, a doctor. RAM was initially founded to serve as a provider of free medical care in remote areas of developing countries, such as Guyana, Mexico, and Haiti. Almost immediately after beginning operations, RAM began receiving requests to operate clinics in the United States. This ultimately led to the op-

LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA CLEVELAND COUNTY

IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE

SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION

FILE NUMBER: 21 CVS 861

NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS BY PUBLICATION

ABBY NICCOLE DAVIS, Plaintiff, vs. HAILEY DENISE SUTTON & ANN MARIE AXLEY ROGERS, Defendants

TO: ANN MARIE AXLEY ROGERS

TAKE NOTICE that a pleading seeking relief against you has been filed in the above-entitled action on May 20, 2021. The nature of the relief being sought is damages for motor vehicle negligence along with costs and attorney’s fees. You are required to make defense to such pleading no later than April 10, 2023, said date being at least 40 days from the first publication of this notice; and upon your failure to do so, the party seeking service against you will apply to the Court for the relief sought.

THIS the 22nd day of February, 2023.

SIGMON, CLARK, MACKIE, HANVEY & FERRELL, P.A.

/s/ Andrew J. Howell

Andrew J. Howell NC Bar Number: 42921

Attorney for the Plaintiff

Post Office Drawer 1470

Hickory, North Carolina 28603

Telephone: 828-328-2596

Fax: 828-324-6876

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LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA CLEVELAND COUNTY

IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION

FILE NUMBER: 21 CVS 861

NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS BY PUBLICATION

ABBY NICCOLE DAVIS, Plaintiff vs. HAILEY DENISE SUTTON & ANN MARIE AXLEY ROGERS, Defendants

TO: HAILEY DENISE SUTTON

TAKE NOTICE that a pleading seeking relief against you has been filed in the above-entitled action on May 20, 2021. The nature of the relief being sought is damages for motor vehicle negligence along with costs and attorney’s fees. You are required to make defense to such pleading no later than April 10, 2023, said date being at least 40 days from the first publication of this notice; and upon your failure to do so, the party seeking service against you will apply to the Court for the relief sought.

THIS the 22nd day of February, 2023.

SIGMON, CLARK, MACKIE, HANVEY & FERRELL, P.A.

/s/ Andrew J. Howell

Andrew J. Howell

NC Bar Number: 42921

Attorney for the Plaintiff

Post Office Drawer 1470

Hickory, North Carolina 28603

Telephone: 828-328-2596

Fax: 828-324-6876

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sense, starring the original five nuns features five new (male and female) characters, including the never-before-seen infamous convent cook, Sister Julia, Child of God. Nunsense, the winner of four Outer Critics Circle Awards, including Best Musical, was called “A hail of fun and frolic” by The New York Times. And now it’s bigger and better than ever! It would be a sin to pass up the opportunity to see it!

Kings Mountain Little Theatre, Inc. is a volunteer based, 501c3 tax-exempt community theater. It owns

eration of the first American RAM clinic on May 9, 1992, in Sneedville, Tenn. Today, more than 95 percent of all RAM operations take place domestically.

To treat as many people as possible, RAM recruits volunteers for the operation of its pop-up clinics. RAM volunteers include licensed nurses, physician assistants, doctors, dentists, dental hygienists, optometrists, ophthalmologists, opticians, veterinarians, veterinary technicians, veterinary assistants, and pre-professional students, as well as general support volunteers. Since 1985, nearly 200,000 RAM volunteers have treated more than 910,500 individuals, delivering more than $189.5 million worth of free healthcare services.

and operates the Joy Performance Center and the Liberty Mountain Garden. It is a funded affiliate of

the Cleveland County Arts Council and is supported in part by a Grassroots Grant from the North Carolina

Arts Council, a state agency. For more detailed information, please visit www. kmlt.org.

LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

Having qualified on 21st of February, 2023 as Administrator of the Estate of BETTY HARDIN ALLEN, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against said estate to present them to the undersigned, Timmy Mark Allen, Administrator on or before the 1st of June, 2023, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 1st day of March, 2023.

Timmy Mark Allen, Administrator Estate of Betty Hardin Allen 109 Peoria Lane Kings Mountain, NC 28086 KMH (3/01, 08, 15 & 22/2023)

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: LAUREL ANN WILLIAMS, Deceased.

Having qualified on the 10th day of November, 2020 as Administratrix of the Estate of LAUREL ANN WILLIAMS, 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 31st day of May, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment.

This the 1st day of March, 2023

Nicole Grellman 3135 W. Zion Church Road Shelby, NC 28150 KM (3/1, 3/8, 3/15 & 3/22/2023)

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

All persons, firms and corporations having claims against Kenneth Eugene Ramsaur, deceased of Cleveland County, North Carolina, are hereby notified to present them to Ricky Charles Ramsaur, as Executor of the Estate of Kenneth Eugene Ramsaur, File Number: 23-E-49 on or before June 1, 2023, 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 Kenneth Eugene Ramsaur, please make immediate payment to the Estate of Kenneth Eugene Ramsaur.

This 1st day of March, 2023.

/s/ Matthew A. Freeze, Esq.

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

TEL: 704-369-9977

FAX: 866-281-4930

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LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

Having qualified on 25th of January, 2023 as Administratrix of the Estate of REA’GON DEMILLIO HILL, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against said estate to present them to the undersigned, Tanya Lachelle Hill Stuckey, Administratrix on or before the 22nd of May, 2023, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 22nd day of February, 2023.

Tanya Lachelle Hill Stuckey, Administratrix

Estate of Rea’gon Demillio Hill 702 Jamie Dr Conway, SC 29526

KMH (2/22, 3/01, 08, & 15/2023)

LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

Having qualified on 17th of February, 2023 as Administrator-CTA of the Estate of DEBRANELL MAXINE H. GRIGG, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against said estate to present them to the undersigned, Robert Carl Bridges, Administrator-CTA on or before the 1st of June, 2023, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 1st day of March, 2023.

Robert Carl Grigg, Administrator-CTA

Estate of Debranell Maxine H. Grigg.

PO Box 71 Polkville, NC 28136

KMH (3/01, 08, 15 & 22/2023)

LEGAL NOTICE

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS

Having qualified on 17th of February, 2023 as Administrator-CTA of the Estate of CHARLES ARLAND GRIGG, SR, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against said estate to present them to the undersigned, Robert Carl Bridges, Administrator-CTA on or before the 1st of June, 2023, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 1st day of March, 2023.

Robert Carl Grigg, Administrator-CTA

Estate of Charles Arland Grigg, Sr.

PO Box 71 Polkville, NC 28136

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Articles inside

NC legislators working to pass Medicaid expansion

22min
pages 13-15

Gaston College expands educational opportunities for adults

8min
page 12

North Elementary Read Across America Week

2min
page 11

Cramer wins, KM second in BSC golf

1min
page 10

SPORTS THIS WEEK

2min
page 10

KM softball falls to Burns

1min
page 10

Baseball drops opener, hosts Blacksburg today

1min
page 9

Darrel Wilson resigns football duties at Kings Mountain High

2min
page 9

5-time SC state champion coach Strait Herron named new coach of the KM Mountaineers

2min
page 9

Read Across America Week at North Elementary School

1min
page 8

Bishop named Dean of Dover Library

3min
page 7

Kings Mountain Area Church Directory

3min
pages 6-7

Enduring Various Trials

1min
page 6

KM Intermediate School selects students that exemplify courage

4min
page 5

Patrick Sr. Center March events

5min
page 5

Looking Back

3min
page 4

OPINION Pieces of Kings Mountain History

2min
page 4

Kindergarten registration

1min
page 3

Community Worship Services continue

1min
page 3

Councilman Allen completes advanced leadership training

1min
page 3

CCSO arrests three on drug charges in Grover

4min
pages 2-3

“It's All About the Music" portraits by Bonita Lowe at Southern Arts Society

5min
pages 1-2

KM Woman's Club recognizes two diligent members

1min
page 1

City Manager announces departmental reorganization

1min
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