KM Herald 4-12-23

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Coffee and conversation with new City Manager

City of Kings Mountain invites citizens to coffee and conversation with City Manager Jim Palenick from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. beginning Friday, April 14 at Gold Medusa Coffee Co. @ Uncommon Artisans at 124 W. Mountain St. If you are interested in what’s going on in Kings Mountain or just have

The Project Center, Albemarle Lithium’s new information center, at 129 W. Mountain Street in Kings Mountain is scheduled to open in April. Photo by Loretta Cozart

Chamber Luncheon at Patriots Park April 19

Cleveland County Chamber of Commerce will hold their April Members Luncheon at Patriots Park in Kings Mountain on Wednesday, April 19 from 11:30 a.m. until 1

p.m. This event is sponsored by City of Kings Mountain.

The featured speaker is Kings Mountain Mayor Scott Neisler. Chamber members and guests can network, meet new members, and gain knowledge on issues that impact them during this event.

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KM Smooth Jazz Festival slated for May 13 at Joy Performance Center

Toneika Ste-

phens-Young, whose stage name is Neika Simone, is a Kings Mountain native bringing Kings Mountain Smooth Jazz Festival to town on Saturday, May 13, at Joy Performance Center, at 202 S. Railroad Avenue.

So far, there are five confirmed performers, ranging from vocalists, to a grammy nominated saxophonist.

Opening the show is V Siren, followed by Black Coffee Quartet, Tryon Parks, and Simone. The performance also features saxophonist Jakiem Joyner. The event host is Comedian Ketta Keet. The lineup is guaranteed to bring an exciting evening of Smooth Jazz.

Many of Simone’s family members, including

Toneika Stephens-Young, whose stage name is Neika Simone, plans a Smooth Jazz Festival for Kings Mountain this May.

Photo provided

her parents, still reside in the area. Her parents are Charles and Pasty Stephens, and her brother is Michael Stephens. Growing up, she attended Mt. Olive Baptist Church, wher e she sang in the youth choir. She attended Kings Mountain See JAZZ, Page 5A

questions you would like to ask, meet the new city manager, and start a conversation.

The schedule for the next six months includes the following Kings Mountain locations:

• Friday, April 14 - Gold Medusa Coffee Co. @ Uncommon Artisans, 124 W Mountain St.

• Friday, May 19Royal T Café, 405 S Bat-

tleground Ave.

• Friday, June 16 - Patrick Senior Center, 909 E King St.

• Friday, JHW 14 - Big Red's Café, 830 E King St.

• Friday, August 18 -Chat-n-Nibble Restaurant, 415 N Piedmont Ave.

• Friday, September 15 - Kings Mountain Family YMCA, 211 Cleveland Ave.

Brinkley Amphitheater construction underway at Gardner-Webb University

David and Marie Brinkley, longtime donors who have contributed to the advancement of Gardner-Webb University, continue to see their recent investment flourish. The Brinkley Amphitheater, a 900-seat venue, is progressing.

“According to our con-

struction schedule, we are looking at being able to host our first show this fall,” said David Wacaster, director of operations for Facilities and Maintenance.

The finished project will engage students and the community while also adding an inviting and welcom-

ing presence to Main Street and the South entrance to campus. The Brinkley Amphitheater will provide a new place to present performing arts, outdoor worship services, Webbstock events and other summer concerts.

This new venue is part of a larger outdoor com-

plex. In the second phase of development for the site, Gardner-Webb intends to construct a Main Street-facing building adjoining the amphitheater that will house both a campus shop and a nationally recognized eatery open to the public.


M. E. Brown Enterprises, LLC, buys 60+ in N. Cleveland County

M. E. Brown Enterprises, LLC, the former owner of Hounds Drive-in, Michel E. Brown listed as agent, has purchased 61.53 acres in northern Cleveland County.

The property was once the site of Challenger 3 Golf & Amusement, and later Oak Mills, at 1650 N. Post Road/Hwy. 180 in upper Cleveland County. The sale was recorded on February 28.

On February 19

Hounds Drive-in announced it would close, and according to NC Secretary of State, Hounds Drive-In Theatre, LLC has been dissolved. Deer Brook Golf Club,

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MARCH 31: A resident of N. Carpenter Street reported larceny of headphones.

MARCH 31: City of Kings Mountain, Gold Street, reported damage to a mirror at an amusement park.

MARCH 31: A resident of First Street reported a break-in and larceny of a Blue Tooth speaker and a semi-automatic pistol.


MARCH 30: Officer Black said Cecilia Boheler, 401 Crescent Hill Road, operating a 2020 Nissan, was stopped at the stop sign at the intersection of N. Sims Street and Waco Road. Tonya Johnson, 107 Glenn Court, operating a 2022 Ford, traveling west on Waco Road, went to make a left turn onto N. Sims and hit the front of Boheler’s vehicle. Property damage was estimated at $10,000.

APRIL 2: Officer Earls said Kevin Wayne Anthony, 1060 Barnette Drive, was inside Waffle House on Holiday Inn Drive and a hit and run driver hit Anthony’s

parked 2004 Chevrolet and left the scene. Property damage to Anthony’s vehicle was estimated at $2,000.

APRIL 2: A four-vehicle crash happened on I-85 North at mile marker 9, according to Officer Dee. Thatsaphonh Manivong. Charlotte, operating a 2007 Honda, was cited for failure to reduce speed as the other three drivers slowed at a construction site. The other drivers were Darlene Rathman, Huntersville, operating a 2022 Kia; Robin Wintringham, Burlington, operating a 2010 Toyota; and Buren Fronebatger, Kneeling, VA operating a 2021 Dodge.

Property damages were estimated at $25,000. No injuries were reported.



Speeding- Brandon King, 19, Charlotte; Jeffrey Hamrick, 44, Shelby; Mitchel Joseph Mesi, 25, Orchard Park, NJ; Qiu Wudao, 43, Plainfield, IN.; Rickie Joe Payne, 32, Blacksburg, SC; Jennifer Bates, 42, Chestnut Woods


APRIL 2: Kayla Jenkins, 23, Shelby, no attached tag, no certificate of title, expired tag, no inspection, revoked driver’s license, no child seat belt.

APRIL 2: Keon Deshon Lattimore, 28, 201 Stowe Acres, revoked license.

APRIL 2: Thomas Andre Carlton, 51, Shelby, speeding, no operator’s license.

APRIL 3: Angela Lynn Mullinax, 44, 500 Crescent Hill Road, revoked license.

APRIL 3: Ronny Edin Romero, 33, 317 Waco Road, expired tag, no inspection, headlamp violation.

APRIL 4: Christopher Haggins, Gastonia, attempting to elude officers.

APRIL 5: Helen Dawkins, 22, Shelby, expired tag, no registration.

APRIL 7: Diamond Harris, 28, Gaffney, SC, no operator’s license, expired tag, no

CCSO needs help finding missing teen

Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to locate 16-year-old Briana McClain. Ms. McClain has been reported as a missing/ runaway juvenile in the S. Post Rd area. She was last seen wearing a neon pink sweatsuit with “PINK” in black lettering on it and carrying a book bag. She left on foot and could have been walking in the area after 10:45pm. If you have any information about the whereabouts of Ms. McClain, please contact the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office at 704-484-4822 or submit a tip in the app.

Martin added to CCSO’s Most Wanted List

Kenteze Rayvon Martin, 32, was added to Cleveland County Sheriff Office’s Most Wanted List. Martin is described as 6’ tall and weighing 185 lbs. He has Wings tattooed on his right arm. He is wanted for: Larceny Motor Vehicle, Felony Flee / Elude Ar-

Thieves break into cars around town

Kings Mountain Police Department is seeking community assistance with Breaking and Entering/ Larceny incidents.

The subjects in the photos are responsible for a string of incidents that occurred in the early morning

hours of March 31. Two individuals broke into unlocked vehicles on East Ridge St, Cleveland Ave, Linwood Road, Baker St, Second St, and Stowe Acers.

If you have information regarding this case or can

identify the subjects, please contact Detective Hoyle at (704) 734-0444 by email at robert.hoyle@cityofkm. com or submit a tip through the Cleveland County CrimeStoppers app by using the P3 Tips app.

Gaston County asks for citizen input

Gaston County Government wants your input on the funds received from the National Opioid Settlement. The county will receive more than $20 million over the next 18 years. The county encourages county citizens to take the

survey to vote on your top choices for the 12 strategies that have been identified.

The funds received can only be used to address the opioid epidemic. County officials and community stakeholders have been planning how best to invest

the funds and now needs the community’s help with prioritizing where the funds will go. To give your input, visit: https://survey.alchemer. com/.../Opioid-Settlement-Funding

rest, Interfere Electronic Monitor, Assault on Female, and Injury to Property.

If you have any information regarding these individuals, contact us by clicking the button below or call the Sheriff’s Office at 704.484.4822.

Sheriff releases March stats

Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office released their March statistics. During the month, there were 10,193 calls for service, 132 arrests, 1,274 papers served including 400 criminal, 588 civil, and

286 subpoenas.

One hundred sixty-six incident reports were handled: 145 were criminal and 21 were non-criminal. Two-hundred seventy-seven-gun permits were issued, along with 286 concealed carry permits.

Narcotics seized were 162,459.0 DU pills, Cocaine .06 g, Marijuana 1,712.8 g, Meth 92.99 g, and Heroin 6.25g. The monthly average of inmates handled by the sheriff’s office were 249 males and 45 females.

Fires in Shelby under investigation

Detectives with Shelby Police Department are investigating several arsons that occurred within Shelby over the past several weeks at Wendy’s, Citi-Trends, and Old Jackson’s Cafete-

ria, Old Rite Aid.

If you have any information regarding these arsons, please reach out to Detective Benson at 704472-3458. Reference case number 2023-001515. If

you have information and would like to remain anonymous, they ask citizens to scan the P3 Tips QR code below to provide an anonymous tip to Crimestoppers.

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BRIANA MCCLAIN These two thieves broke into cars around town on March 31. Photos by KMPD KENTEZE RAYVON MARTIN

Survivor Voices Cleveland County: Elevate. Engage. Effect Change. hosted by local law enforcement agencies

Please join local law enforcement agencies who for Survivor Voices Cleveland County: Elevate. Engage. Effect Change. to commemorate National Crime Victims’ Rights Week on April 28, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Earl Scruggs Center at 103 S. Lafayette Street in Shelby.

The police agencies will

be hosting a resource fair around the court square, welcoming a speaker from Mothers of Murdered Offspring, and engaging in a commemorative activity to encourage survivors of crime to allow their voices to be heard.

Agencies hosting the event include Kings Mountain Police Department,

Shelby Police Department, Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office, DOJ Office of Victims of Crime, and Abuse Prevention Council. Kings Mountain Police Department shared, “We would love to have as much support from our community as possible, so please come out! We hope to see you there!”

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donated activity bags and lunch to Gastonia Police Department. The activity bags contained a variety of sports equipment for officers



Gastonia Police Department said of the effort, “Thank you to Dick’s Sporting Goods for this thoughtful donation and for the lunch! We know the youth in the community

these activity bags!”

Gastonia man arrested on cocaine trafficking activity, other charges


Demaceo Brice of Gastonia was recently arrested on several felony and misdemeanor open GPD warrants. Some of those warrants relate to Brice’s cocaine trafficking activity.

On February 21, members of GPD’s Street Crimes Unit (SCU) served a search warrant related to narcotics on a home in the 100 block of N. Ransom St. As officers began arriving at the home, Brice fled in a vehicle and almost struck a marked GPD car in the process.

On February 26, a GPD officer observed Brice driving around Duhart Avenue and attempted to conduct a


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District Schools: Bethware

Elementary, Central School, Kings Mountain Middle School, and she graduated from Kings Mountain High School in 1993. She sang in the Pop-Choir at Central and Kings Review in high school. She attended Elizabeth City State on a scholarship majoring in music.

While in college, friends asked her if she had ever thought about jazz. But it wasn’t until she moved to Richmond, Virginia that she took the time to really listen to that genre of music.

“As a teenager, I was shy and stayed with things that


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The Brinkleys provided the lead naming gift, and according to GWU’s Vice President for Advancement Nate Evans, additional support for the outdoor performance complex came from a $500,000 budget appropriation from the North Carolina General Assembly, with endorsements from the Boiling Springs Town Council and the Cleveland County Board of Commissioners. Several other university donors have also generously provided financial contributions to-

traffic stop. Brice fled in the vehicle toward Lowell and struck a median on Groves Street. Brice’s car became disabled near Groves Street and Wilkinson Boulevard,

were most comfortable. In Richmond, I met a group of performers and with them, I began to grow as a singer and accept my own voice,” Simone said.

Hype Magazine described Simone’s work stating, “Released on February 3, 2022, the tantalizing four-track EP covers relatable emotions from opening oneself up to the sweet cravings of new love, unpacking the complicated nuances of infidelity, to setting boundaries after a break-up. With lyrics and melody written entirely by Simone, her work has been described by SmoothJazz. com as having ‘powerful vocal range, a dynamic expanse of emotions, an intoxicating rhythm diversity and a hypnotic gift for intimate and

wards this project. The Brinkleys have a strong philanthropic background and pledged to give portions of their income to making a difference in the community. “Every day when I say my prayers, I ask the Lord to give me opportunities that I can share my blessings,” David Brinkley stated.

In addition to their gifts to various organizations in Cleveland County and Kings Mountain, N.C., where they live, the Brinkleys have financially supported several projects at Gardner-Webb. Most recently, they donated money toward a new Runnin’ Bulldog sculpture at Lutz-Yelton

AirTag leads officers to suspect

and he fled from the car on foot. Officers in the area were unable to locate him.

On March 31, GPD’s SCU along with the U.S. Marshals Carolinas Regional Fugitive Task Force, located Brice on N. New Hope Road and he was taken into custody without incident.

Some of Brice’s charges, along with trafficking cocaine, include assaulting a government official, interfering with an electronic monitoring device, fleeing to elude in a vehicle, maintaining a home or vehicle for drugs, resisting a public official, reckless driving, and several additional charges.

inviting songwriting.’ Her major influences aside from Nina Simone include Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn and Nancy Wilson.”

Simone shared the reason for bringing this performance home, “I see Kings Mountain progressing as a city. What is going on downtown is exciting and I feel the time has come to bring an annual Smooth Jazz Festival event here. The folks in our lineup are top-rated musicians and Joy Performance Theater is an excellent venue in which to host such an event. Friends keep asking me, ‘Where are you performing? When are you playing?,’ so it makes sense that I to bring my music home and share it with the community.”

Convocation Center. In the past, they have provided gifts for Gardner-Webb academic programs, the Marching Bulldog Band uniforms and the Brinkley Softball Stadium.

When the opportunity presented itself for them to contribute to the amphitheater project, they were excited about the possibilities of a new performance venue for the University. They believe that the amphitheater will give the University exposure and open doors for opportunities for people in the region to become more familiar with the town of Boiling Springs and Gardner-Webb University.

Cherryville man arrested for stealing from CRMC nurses

Gastonia Police Department (GPD) officers arrested and charged 48-year-old Mark Melton of Cherryville, after Melton broke into several cars in the parking lot of a hospital during the evening of April 1.

Melton then went into a nurses’ break room located on the second floor of the hospital and stole property belonging to several nurses.

On April 1, just before 9 p.m., GPD officers responded to CaroMont Regional Medical Center (CRMC) at 252 Court Drive, for the report of a subject attempting to break into cars in the parking lot.

Officers reviewed security video from outside the hospital that showed the suspect opening and rifling through a car that belonged to a nurse. The suspect did not obtain any property from her car. The video showed the suspect breaking into additional cars and stealing property.

While officers were investigating the car break-ins, they were notified that several nurses just discovered property missing from a second-floor break room. Officers reviewed security video from inside the hospital that showed the same suspect entering the second-floor break room.

The video also showed the suspect leaving the hospital with the items stolen from

the break room. One of the items stolen from the break room was a bag containing an AirTag.

Officers used the victim’s AirTag information to locate the suspect at a motel on Broadcast Street.

Officers located the suspect, now identified as Melton, attempting to leave the motel in a vehicle and noticed that Melton matched the description of the suspect seen on the hospital video committing the thefts.

During the investigation, officers located the victim’s AirTag in a bag in the back seat of Melton’s car. Officers recovered most of the stolen property.

Melton was charged with felony larceny after breaking and entering, two counts of felony larceny from a motor vehicle, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is being held on a $30,000 bond.

SPD needs help identifying suspect

Shelby Police Department is trying to identify a suspect in a case for Obtaining Property by False Pretense that took place at the Family Dollar on South Lafayette on March 23.

If you have any information about the identity of the pictured suspect,

then please contact Detective Humphries at 704-4846845. Please reference case number 2023-001340.

You can also go to the P3 Crimestoppers App for Cleveland County Crime Stoppers and leave an anonymous tip.

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CCHD partners with YMCA for Healthy Kids Day April 22

In celebration of National Public Health Week, the Cleveland County Health Department is partnering with the Dover YMCA to host Healthy Kids Day at the Cleveland County Health Department located at 200 S Post Rd, Shelby on Saturday, April 22, 2023, from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Healthy Kids Day is free and open to the public.

Catawba Nation shares $10,000 through Two Kings Casino patron-driven program

The Catawba Two Kings Casino’s Share Change program raised $10,000 from January through March for two local charitable organizations.

Child Care Connections of Cleveland County Inc. and The Faith C. Webber Foundation Inc. each received $5,000 through the program, which enables patrons to donate the remaining change on slot vouchers by dropping them in the Share Change ticket boxes located on the casino floor.

With these donations, the program has provided $70,000 to organizations in local communities since it began in July 2021. The casino launched the Share Change program several weeks after its July 2021 opening, and new charitable recipients are designated every three months by the

Catawba Nation Gaming Authority’s board of directors.

“We are thrilled to be able to support these two wonderful organizations through the generosity of our casino patrons,” said Kathy George, president of the Catawba Nation Gaming Authority. “They are both committed to helping children and families and are demonstrating their value to our community in many ways.”

Cleveland County Child Care Connections is committed to providing high-quality consumer education and referral services to its customers. Children need quality settings to ensure optimal growth and development, and Child Care Connections is a single point of access to help parents better understand childcare options and services.

“We want to thank you so much for donating to Child Care Connections – we can’t tell you how much this means to us,” said Gina Carter, executive director of Child Care Connections of Cleveland County Inc. “It is always helpful to have a few extra dollars so we can support our childcare providers.”

The Faith C. Webber Foundation Inc. of Shelby, N.C., is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and support educational, vocational and human services, cultural arts and community development activities in the local and greater surrounding communities. In addition, the foundation endeavors to support other organizations and entities that share a similar vision.

The Faith C. Webber Memorial Scholarship is

awarded to selected students who demonstrate a commitment to higher education and social and human services advocacy. The scholarships are awarded in memory of Faith C. Webber, an employee of the Cleveland County Department of Social Services, who in 2018 was killed in an automobile accident while enroute to conduct her first client visit.

“On behalf of the Faith C. Webber Foundation, we are grateful and thankful to the Catawba Two Kings Casino for this awesome gift and generosity,” The Rev. Charles Webber said. “We are glad to be the recipients and appreciate you thinking of us and investing in what we’re doing in the memory of my daughter.”

Healthy Kids Day is the Y’s national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids and families. For over 30 years, YMCAs and their communities have hosted free community events aimed to inspire kids and families to keep their minds and bodies active throughout the summer months and beyond. Similarly, for over 25 years, the American Public Health Association has worked to bring together communities across the United States to observe National Public Health Week in April as a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation's health.

“The goals of the YMCA and Healthy Kids Day closely align with the goals of the health department and National Public Health Week,” said DeShay Oliver, Deputy Health Director for the Cleveland County Health Department. “We can accomplish more when we work together and combine our resources. It is really all about coming together to improve the health and wellbeing of our community by providing an opportunity for families to play and learn together. We hope to see you there.”

This year’s Healthy Kids

Day will have a large lineup of activities including, but not limited to, inflatables, minigolf, face painting, balloon art, food trucks, giveaways, and educational resources. Also, to increase access to childhood vaccinations, especially for those who have a rising kindergartener, seventh grader or twelfth grader who need school-required immunizations, the health department will be opening their immunization clinic during the event. Nurses will be available to check the NC Immunization Registry to see if children need any vaccines. Those needing a vaccine may receive one that day if interested – no appointment is necessary. Incentives will be available for any children receiving a vaccine during the event.

“Our goal is to help families get a head start on required vaccines for the upcoming school year,” said Heather Voyles, School Health Supervisor for the Cleveland County Health Department. “Waiting until the start of school in the fall creates barriers to scheduling availability in our community’s clinics. We would like to encourage parents to take advantage of this opportunity now, so they aren’t faced with challenges with getting their children’s vaccines later.”

KM Gateway Trail 4th Hike of the year CC Public Health Center to open primary care clinic

KM Gateway Trail Fourth hike of the year will be held on Saturday, April 15 at Kings Mountain Gateway Trail located at 807 S. Battleground Ave., Kings Mountain

Come out and enjoy a nice hike/walk or run with a CARE rescue dog and make some new friends in the process. This is great fun and socialization for the doggies

and humans too! They have many dogs in rescue, young, older, small, medium, large, so there is one for everyone's interest and needs. Just let us know when you sign up, what size and energy level of dog you would like to walk, so we can match you with a dog.

We were very excited to have about 30 turn out at our 1st and 2nd hikes and we got to

meet so many new people.

The more who volunteer means the more doggies that get to come! On Facebook, Find Clifford's Army Rescue Extravaganza, and under the Events tab, click on the April 15 event, and it will take you to the Genius signup link.

C.A.R.E (Clifford's Army Rescue Extravaganza) is a 501(c)(3)

Cleveland County Health Department announced the opening of Care for Cleveland, a primary care clinic onsite at the health department located at 200 S. Post Rd, Shelby. The clinic is slated to begin taking appointments on May 1, 2023, with the first appointments available beginning May 15.

Thanks, in part, to a $5 million grant from the North Carolina General Assembly, Care for Cleveland will be open to all Cleveland County residents, including those without health insurance.

The clinic will accept private insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid, and will offer services to uninsured individuals on a sliding fee scale based on household income and number of people living in the household. The Care for Cleveland Clinic, in addition to Atrium’s recently announced weekly mobile primary care unit, will be impactful for creating access to care for the nearly 14,000 uninsured residents in Cleveland County.

“Cleveland County continues to rank in the bottom quartile of least healthy counties in North Carolina,” said Tiffany Hansen, Health Director. “Our premature death rate is one of the primary health outcomes contributing to our low health ranking. We know that eight of our ten leading causes of death in Cleveland County can be impacted or prevented by access to primary care and early detection. Therefore, we believe that improving access to healthcare through our Care for Cleveland Clinic could help improve our county’s overall health.”

In Cleveland County, 10,900 years of life per 100,000 people were lost to deaths of people under age 75, compared to 8,000 per 100,000 population for NC. Of the lead-

ing causes of death, diseases of the heart and diabetes were among the top five, both of which can be prevented or reduced by early diagnosis and access to healthcare. Chronic lower respiratory disease was the 4th leading cause of death in Cleveland County residents under the age of seventy-five.

The years of data used were 2018-2020, which means this is the first year COVID-19 deaths were included in chronic lower respiratory disease death rates.

Cleveland County’s ratio of primary care physicians to residents continues to be worse than the state’s ratio with 2,150 residents per primary care physician in our county compared to 1,410 residents per primary care physician in NC. Similarly, our county’s ratio of residents to dentists is 2,180:1 compared to NC at 1,660:1. The percent of Cleveland County residents who do not have health insurance remained the same from last year at 14% compared to 13% for NC.

Other health factors contributing to the county’s lower health ranking are adult smoking, adult obesity, and sexually transmitted infections. All of these health factors are considered health “behaviors” or things that can be impacted by changes in personal choices and lifestyles.

The Care for Cleveland Clinic, onsite at the health department, is the first phase of a three-phase approach to improve access to healthcare in Cleveland County. The second phase entails a mobile screening bus that will travel to underserved areas of the county to perform preventive screenings such as blood pressure, A1c (blood sugar), and cholesterol. Individuals who need follow-up care based on their

results can be referred to primary care at the Care for Cleveland Clinic.

“We recognize that lack of transportation is a major barrier to accessing healthcare in our county,” said Hansen. “We hope that bringing preventive screening services to people, rather than expecting them to come to us will result in more people getting screened and identifying chronic conditions early on so they can get the help they need to manage it.”

The health department plans to begin working with community partners to identify potential locations for the mobile screening unit in the coming months.

The last phase of this threephase approach to improve access to healthcare in our county is to establish a mobile pediatric dental unit that will provide onsite dental screening and treatment to students at Cleveland County Schools. This service is anticipated to start in Spring 2024.

The Cleveland County Health Department believes your income or zip code should not determine your ability to be healthy. Efforts to adequately support public health and the prevention of disease can transform a health system focused on just treating illness into a health system focused on preventing disease and injury and promoting wellness. We hope this three-phased approach will provide our community with better access to prevention, detection and treatment that is desperately needed.

For updates and information on the Cleveland County Health Department’s services, please visit our website at www.clevelandcountyhdnc. com or follow us on Facebook @clevelandcountyhealthdeptnc.

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The Gospel For Which We Must Contend

Last week we began an exploration of the book of Jude and its call to contend for the faith. Ominous language is used to identify those against whom contention must be made: “... certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into sensuality and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.” Jude isn’t describing people who are merely confused or uncertain in their faith. He’s writing of un-

godly people who intentionally distort truth.

Jude doesn’t give particular examples of distortion, but he clearly indicates the result. When grace is perverted into sensuality, God’s forgiveness is used to excuse sin. This effectively denies the Lordship of Jesus Christ and His call for holiness of life.

The grace of God certainly brings forgiveness to sinners who confess and repent of sin. The word “gospel” literally means “good news,” and it is the best news ever that sinners, who deserve death from the hand of God for their guilt, are instead granted life in turning to Jesus Christ in repentance and faith. Forgiveness doesn’t come by God “looking the other way,” or pretending sin hasn’t been committed. His justice

demands that the wage of death be paid for all sin! But in saving love, God sent His Son, not only to bear the guilt of sinners in paying the wage of sin through His death, but to provide the perfect righteousness of His obedient life which is accounted to believers through faith. This is salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, and it is great news!

But what isn’t great is when this good news of forgiveness is used as a license to continue in sin!

Jude calls this perversion of the grace of God. Toying with sin disparages the grace of God and the redeeming work of Christ! It denies the offense of sin and rejects the Lordship of Jesus Christ and His call to holiness.

Jude calls Christians to claim the truth of the gospel, not only in

receiving forgiveness, but in heeding its call to holiness. He indicates not all will obey: “In the last time there will be scoffers, following their own ungodly passions.’ It is these who cause divisions, worldly people, devoid of the Spirit.” In our time it seems increasingly common for people to minimize sin, even to scoff as they explain sin away. The call to contend for God’s truth is as important now as ever!

Do you know the truth of the gospel? Do you embrace its promise of forgiveness and its call to turn from sin to walk in a new holiness of life? Are you willing to proclaim this truth in the face of distortion and perversion? This is what it means to contend!

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Kings Mountain Area Church Directory

St. Paul United Methodist Church N. Cansler Street 704-739-1256

Sunrise Baptist Church 208 Mail Road 704-692-3007

Temple Baptist Church 612 N. Cansler Street 704-739-4716

The Favor Center Church 602 Slater Street

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

East Gold Street Wesleyan Church

701 E. Gold St. • Kings Mountain, NC

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

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

Westover Baptist Church 114 Westover Drive

Boyce Memorial ARP Church Edgemont Drive 704-739-4917

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

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

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

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

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



Resurrection Lutheran Church 600 Crescent Circle 704-739-5580

Royal Praise Ministries 2055 Shelby Rd.

Saint Matthew’s Lutheran Church 201 N. Piedmont Avenue 704-739-7466

Second Baptist Church 120 Linwood Road 704-739-4216

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

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

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

Ardent Life Church 420 Branch Street 704-739-7700

Arise Church 830 E. King St.

Bethlehem Baptist Church 1017 Bethlehem Road 704-739-7487

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

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

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

Cornerstone Independent Baptist 107 Range Road 704-737-0477

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Valley Baptist Church 2032 Bethlehem Road 704-730-0075
Baptist Church 1101 S. Battleground Ave. 704-739-6811
Baptist Church 703
Road 704-739-6711
Zion Missionary Baptist Church 220 N. Watterson Street 704-739-8354
Church 506 Sparrow Springs Road 704-739-0160 Mt. Zion Baptist Church 220 N. Watterson Street 704-739-8354
Beginnings Church of Jesus Christ 541 Crocker Road
Bynum Chapel
Zion Church N. Cansler Street
Camp Creek Baptist Church 863
Camp Creek Ch.
Life Family Worship Center 428 Oak Grove Road 704-739-9371 Oak Grove Baptist Church 1022 Oak Grove Road 704-739-4833 Oak View Baptist Church 1517 York Road 704-739-7831 Pathway Baptist Church 3100 Parkdale Circle 704-734-0852 Patterson Grove Baptist Church 301 Oak Grove Road 704-739-5826
Chapel Church 1805 N Piedmont Ave 704-524-4139 Peoples Baptist Church 1010 Groves Street 704-739-0398 Our Lord 1001 Cleveland Avenue
704-730-9507 New
704-739-2606 New
Road 704-487-7128 New
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KMHM events focus on WWII theme

Kings Mountain Historical Museum presents two events this coming week a special presentation is scheduled for May 20.

There is a Book Talk with Steve Zaley: “They Are Only Gone If They Are Forgotten,” on Saturday, April 15, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at 100 East Mountain Street in Kings Mountain. Registration is required: https://www.eventbrite. com/e/541293020997

A story of the 505 Parachute Infantry’s Third Battalion, Headquarters Company from 1942 through 1945. The author, Steven Robert Zaley, is the son of 505 Parachute Infantry paratrooper Stephen Zaley. The story is about the original members of the 82nd Airborne Division’s, 505th Combat Team, Third Battalion, Headquarters Company from inception in 1942 to demobilization of high time combat forces at the end of the Second World War. Books will be available for purchase.

US Soldiers in the ETO (European Theater of Operations): WWII will be held on Tuesday, April 18, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. It is a free event. Russell A. “Al” Kirby, worked at the WWII Museum, Battleship Cove, in Fall River, Massachusetts. His presentation will be a lecture on the US soldiers

in the ETO (European Theater of Operations) post D-Day invasion. Al created this program in 1997 and has presented it to many groups and events over the years. He has visited many European WWII sites and has visited, and led numerous tour groups to Normandy, Belgium, Luxembourg and recently Germany. The presentation includes the display of items from his 25-year collection of items used by the infantry soldier. Mark your calendar now to attend KMHM’s World War II Living History Day: Timeline Event on Saturday, May 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is a free. The event is on World War II Day.

Step back in time into the camps of World War II. There will be various displays and reenactors on site to talk and interact with the museum guests about

Mark your calendar for KMHM Reverse Raffle & Auction

The 20th Annual Reverse Raffle & Auction will be on Saturday, September 16. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale in June.

The location for this year’s event is the H. Lawrence Patrick Senior Center, Kings Mountain, NC.

Every September, Kings Mountain Historical Museum hosts a fundraiser to generate revenue necessary to support our programming.


• Treehouse Vineyards (Monroe): Gift Certificate for 1 Hour Date Night Treehouse & 2 Wine Tastings ($50 value)

• Alcatraz East Crime Museum (Pigeon Forge): 2 Admission Tickets ($58 value)

the US Military involvement during the European Theater of Operations. The focus of this living history event will focus on the Airborne Operations (Parachute Infantry Regiment) during World War II. Various uniforms, gear, weapons, demolitions equipment and communications equipment will be on display outside on the museum grounds.

Additionally, we will have the Barber House open to the public with WWII cooking demonstrations with Susie Worcester.

The Kings Mountain Historical Museum will also be open with the exhibit “War & Memory: A Commemoration of Remembrance” on display with various WWI and WWII artifacts featured. Presented by the 508th Headquarters-Headquarters P.I.R. of the 82nd Airborne Division..

focuses on National Public Health Week

On Friday, April 7, Kings Mountain National Military Park posted a reminder of National Public Health Week and compared it to colonial

times. National Public Health Week was created by the World Health Organization (WHO) to draw attention to a specific health issue. This year’s theme is health for all.

The Annual Reverse Raffle and Auction has been acclaimed the “best event of the year in Kings Mountain.” The museum invites you to join them for this event It is anticipated to be a sold-out event with 300 tickets bought by individuals throughout the region, and we offer a Grand Prize of $10,000! Each ticket is $125 (Entry for 2 People). It also includes 2 drink tickets per person, heavy hors d’oeuvres, a 1 in 300 chance of winning the $10,000 Raffle Prize, along with other raffle items.

The museum staff thanked sponsors that have already donated raffle and auction items. If you are a local business that would like to donate an item or sponsorship, contact the museum director at Below is a sampling of items already donated. 2023 IN-KIND

DONORS: Raffle & Auction Items

• Park Your Bark: 2 Dog Boarding Gift Certificates

($100 each)

• Beef’ N Bottle: Dinner Certificate for 2 ($150 value)

• Nascar SpeedPark (Sevierville, TN): 2 Admission Tickets ($63.98 value)

• Sea Life Aquarium (Concord, NC): 4 Admission Tickets ($76 value)

• Duckworth’s Grill & Taphouse (Charlotte): Gift Card ($25 value)

• Palmetto Carriage Works (Charleston, SC): Charleston Carriage Tour for 2 Adults ($100 value)

• Baker Buffalo Creek Vineyard & Winery: Tasting Tour up to 10 Guests ($200 value)

• Grandfather Mountain: 4 Ticket Pass ($112 value)

• Kaleideum (Winston-Salem): Family Pass for 4 ($40 value)

• The Comedy Zone (Charlotte): Admission Passes for 2 to Any Show ($200 value)

• Bulldog Tours, Inc. (Charleston, SC): 2 Adult Tickets for a Walking Graveyard Tour in Charleston & 2 Adult Tickets for a Walking Historical Tour in Charleston ($74 each)

• Nantahala Outdoor Center (Bryson City): Nantahala Fully Guided Raft Tour for 2 People ($133

• Dilworth Tasting Room (Charlotte): Gift Basket ($75 Gift Card, 2 Bottle of Wine and 2 Wine Glasses) ($215 value)

• Total Wine (Charlotte): Private Wine Class for up to 20 Guests ($600 value)

• Bechtler Museum of Modern Art (Charlotte): 4 Guest Passes ($36 value)

• Kings Mountain Little Theatre, Inc.: 20 Tickets for “Liberty Mountain” ($500 value/ $25 Each)

• Appalachian State Athletics: Certificate for 2 Tickets Appstate vs Marshall/ November 4, 2023 (Home Game) ($90 value)

• LaZoom (Asheville): 2 Tickets for City Comedy Bus Tour ($78 value)

• Friends of WNC Nature Center (Asheville): 2 One Day Passes ($30 value)

• U.S. National Whitewater Center: Certificate for 2 Day Passes ($150 value)

• N.C. Transportation Museum (Spencer): Family 4 Pack Museum Admission and Train Ride ($48 value) For more information on events, donations, and membership, visit https://

Broad River Genealogy meeting April 16

River Geneal-

ogy Society announced that Russell A. “Al” Kirby will be the speaker for their meeting on Sunday, April 16, at 3 p.m. at the American Legion Post #82 located at 1628 S. Lafayette Street in Shelby. The meeting day was changed from the 2nd Sunday to 3rd Sunday due to Easter.

Mr. Kirby will present a program which includes the history and experiences of the U.S. infantry soldiers during WWII in the ETO (European Theater of Operations) post “D-day.” He will discuss items including uniforms, equipment, food, weapons, and other artifacts will also be displayed. Stories from three soldiers that served in the theater as well as Australian pilot Flt. LT

Allen Fleming DFC, who flew 32 combat missions. Al’s presentation will include items from his 25-year collection of items used by the infantry soldier. He will have many small items that many other speakers do not have to exhibit. This meeting is open to the public and refreshments will be served following the presentation.

Back in the 18th Century healthcare was not widely available in the South Carolina Backcountry as doctors were few and far between. In the aftermath of the battle of Kings Mountain, there were only two trained doctors available to tend to the wounded: Johan Martin Shultz (Patriot) and Uzal Johnson (Loyalist).

As you can imagine, this meant that many of those in need of medical attention did not receive the level of care they required and died as a result. So, by looking back at the battle of Kings Mountain, we can see the importance of healthcare for all today.


Jane Clemmer

2 to 3 boneless sirloin tip beef roasts

3 c. quartered raw potatoes

2 c. carrots

2 c. raw onion rings

Cook roast in slow cooker for 3 to 4 hours. Just before leaving for Sunday School, add raw vegetables. Continue cooking. This will be ready when you return from worship services. Make a salad and warm a few rolls. Lunch is ready!


Teresa Williams

6 oz. tuna, packed in water

1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

1 Tbsp. brown sugar or substitute

1 Tbsp. prepared mustard

Sprinkle of celery salt

¼ tsp. chili powder

1 Tbsp. vinegar

1 Tbsp. onion flakes

½ c. tomato juice


Bake 350 for 30 minutes.

Serves 1. Enjoy!



Fay Goforth

1 lb. hamburger

½ bell pepper, chopped

1 onion, chopped

1 (16 oz) can pinto beans

1 (16 oz.) can tomatoes, diced

1 pkg. corn bread mix (Jiffy)

Cook hamburger, pepper, and onion in 10-inch skillet until browned. Drain off fat. Mix beans and tomatoes and add to meat mixture. Pour corn bread mix over bean. Do not mix. Put in oven and cook at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

(Ed. Note: The recipes in today’s Cooking Corner are from a cookbook by Central United Methodist Church.)


Dot Dixon

3 lb. fryer

1 can cream of chicken soup

2 cups chicken broth

1 cup self-rising flour

1 cup buttermilk

½ tsp. black pepper

1 stick melted margarine

Cook chicken until tender. Remove meat from bones and skin. Reserve broth. Cut chicken onto small pieces and place in 9x13nch pan. In saucepan, bring to boil the broth and chicken soup.

In another bowl, combine the flour, pepper, buttermilk, and margarine. Mix thoroughly to form a batter. Pour broth mixture over chicken. Spoon batter over the top. Bake at 25 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes or until brown on top.

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This image depicts an 18th Century doctor treating a wounded soldier. Image Courtesy of National Park Service and Wellcome Images

KM Knights of Pythias Lodge chartered in 1897

David Neisler Shared the charter of Knights of Pythias Lodge with the Herald that he inherited from his great-grandfather, Charles Eugene Neisler. For a time, the Kings Mountain lodge met on the second floor of 129 W. Mountain Street.

During the darkest days of the American Civil War, a clerk working in the United States Treasury Department wrote to President Abraham Lincoln about an idea he had to reunite men from North and South after the conflict ended. Thus, the Knights of Pythias was born, a benevolent fraternal society first chartered in Washington, DC, in 1864. President Lincoln was enthusiastic, commenting that "the purposes of your organization are most wonderful. It is one of the best agencies conceived for the reuniting of our brethren of the North and of the South."

On April 28, 1897, a group of fifteen community leaders from the small town of Kings Mountain organized Lodge 94 of the Grand Lodge of the Knights of Pythias.

These fifteen men were:

• William Thomas Bradford (1857-1915) -Mayor of Kings Mountain from 189698; bookkeeper at the Phenix Mill. Committed suicide in 1915.

• Thomas B. Campbell (1869-1900) - textile foreman.

• Dr. Benjamin Franklin Dixon (1845-1910) - physician; State Auditor of North Carolina from 1901 until 1910.

• Charles Layton Eppley (1874-1961) - cotton mill overseer.

• Columbus Erskine Falls( 1869-1899) - bookkeeper .

• Thomas Newton Harmon(1872-1952) – farmer & hardware salesman; lived in Los Angeles from 1906 until 1918.

• William Henry Gattis (1857-1924) - section foreman for the Southern Railroad.

• Dr. Baxter Ross Hunter (1873-1948) - U.S.Army Surgeon who served both in the Spanish-American War and World War One.

• Samuel Augustus Mauney (1874-1952) - President of Kings Mountain Manufacturing Company.

• Charles Eugene Neisler (1868-1931) - Founder of Neisler Mills.

• Dr. John C. Patrick (1871-1912) - Kings Mountain's first practicing dentist.

• Michael Luther Plonk (1859-1927) - farmer and landowner.

• Rufus Sylvanius Plonk (1866-1918) - Mayor of Kings Mountain from 1890 until 1891; Vice-President of the Phenix Mill.

• John Blair Rhyne (1858-1919) - owner of a laundry in Kings Mountain.

• Theodore Lawrence Ware (1873-1945) - Tax Supervisor for Gaston County. Lodge 94 prospered for many years, growing to nearly 150 members by 1925. Interest in the Knights of Pythias eventually waned, however, and today only seven lodges remain active in North Carolina, including two in Cherryville.


Crowders Mountain State Park April Volunteer Day is Saturday, April 22, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. More details on exact work to follow. All ages welcome! Breakfast snacks and drinks will be provided. They look forward to seeing you there. Meet at 522 Park Office Ln, Kings Mountain, NC. Call (704) 853-5375 with any questions.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2023

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Mountaineers sweep Forestview

Kings Mountain’s Mountaineers defeated Forestview twice last week to go into the Easter break with a perfect 8-0 Big South 3A Conference record.

The Mountaineers, who are competing in the annual Shelby Easter Tournament this week, will resume conference play April 18 against the South Point Red Raiders, who are in third place with a 6-1 mark after suffering their first loss last week with the BSC coleader Crest.

The Mountaineers had their toughest BSC game so far last Tuesday at Forestview, winning by 4-2,

tled again Wednesday at Lancaster Field and after a shaky top of the first inning the Mountaineers rolled 11-0 in a 4 ½ inning contest called on the 10-run mercy rule.

Wyatt Davis pitched the first four innings to get the win. He gave up three hits in the first inning when the Jaguars loaded the bases before Davis fanned Josh Canton to get out of the jam. After that the senior right hander had little trouble as he gave up just one more hit while striking out seven. Brayden Patrick came on to pitch the final inning and struck out all three men he

The Mountaineers had their guns loaded all night, scoring two runs in the bottom of the first that would be enough but they also added five in the second and four more in the fourth.

Jacob Hamrick got things going with one out in the bottom of the first when he reached on an error and stole second. With two outs, Cole Irby walked and a wild pitch put runners on second and third. Colton Mayes doubled to left-center for a 2-0 lead. Davis fanned the side in the top of the second and the Mountaineers scored two more in the bottom

Local leaders advocate for systemwide priorities

Community College Day held at state’s capital

More than 300 community college leaders from across the state gathered last week in Raleigh to advocate for the NC Community College System’s legislative priorities.

From Cleveland Community College, President

Dr. Jason Hurst, Trustees

Chair Bill Turpish, Vice

Chair Allen Langley, and Trustees Wayne King, Kenneth Ledford, Larry Hamrick, and Dennis Bailey participated in the day’s events, which highlighted the importance of community colleges in our state.

Among the Community College Day event speakers were NC Senate Pro Tem Phil Berger, NC

House Speaker Tim Moore and chairs of powerful education and appropriations committees. All legislators emphasized the critical mission of the community colleges to train and retrain the state’s workforce.

“Businesses know what they need from their workers, and community colleges know how to build a workforce,” Berger said.

Legislators also commended the community college leaders’ work at all 58 campuses. “Community colleges are 58 strong in North Carolina and are truly the lifeblood of workforce development and education improvement in our state,” Moore said.

Jack Toney doubled to lead things off. With one out, Lucas Saldo and Caleb Broome walked to load the sacks. A fly ball off the bat of Jacob Hamrick was dropped in right field to put the Mountaineers up 3-0, and Zane Brockman followed with a single to right to make it 4-0. Irby’s sacrifice fly, a wild pitch and a passed ball ran the score to 7-0.

Forestview got its only other hit of the night – a single by Trip Dow - with one out in the top of the fourth but Davis answered with three strikeouts.

The Mountaineers tallied their final two runs in

the bottom of the fourth. Hamrick singled and later scored on a sacrifice fly by Brockman to run the score to 8-0. A three-run triple by Aidan Taylor accounted for the final score.

A night earlier in Gastonia, the Jaguars got a good pitching effort from Josh Clanton who gave up just four hits and fanned six over 5.2 innings to keep the Jaguars in the game.

The Mountaineers, who managed just six hits but stole nine bases, scored two runs in the first and one in the third to go up 3-0. The Jaguars rallied for two runs in the bottom of the sixth but KM got an insurance tally in

the top of the seventh.

Aiden Taylor led KM at the plate with 2-for-3 and Hamrick, Mayes, Brockman and Irby added one apiece.

Kings Mountain stole nine bases with Broome, Taylor and Hamrick swiping two each and Saldo, Turner Brown and Brockman getting one apiece.

Brockman went 5.2 innings to get the win. He gave up five hits and struck out nine. Taylor came on to pitch 1 1/3 inning and gave up one hit while fanning two.

Josh Clanton pitched 5.2 innings of four-hit ball and fanned six Mountaineers.

KMHS falls 7-5 at Shelby, resumes BS play April 18

Shelby scored three runs in the fifth inning to break a 4-4 tie and defeat Kings Mountain 7-5 in a non-conference baseball game last week in Shelby. The Mountaineers used the game to work a lot of players into the lineup.

Brayden Patrick, Aiden Taylor and Colton Mayes handled the pitching duties. Patrick pitched one inning and struck out the side, Taylor hurled three frames and fanned four, and Mayes

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The NC Community Colleges System is advocating for a legislative agenda focused on students and employees as community colleges work to support the businesses in their communities. The legislature is currently holding its long session when budget matters are decided for a twoyear biennium.

“Our legislators are incredibly busy,” said Dr. Hurst. “We appreciate having this opportunity to spend time with them and talk about the positive impact community colleges have on our individual communities and the entire state.” said Dr. Hurst.

GWU Career & Internship Fair April 19

Gardner-Webb University’s Career & Internship Fair is April 19 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Tucker Student Center on the GWU campus in Boiling Springs.

If you are looking to hire full-time, part time or for internships, please join the students at GWU to recruit and hire GWU students. Registration is free for employers by reaching out to career@ or calling 704-406-2170. Lunch will be provided.

High-achieving high school students invited to Gardner-Webb Honors Experience

The Honors Experience at Gardner-Webb University, offered July 16-21, introduces academically gifted and talented students in grades nine through 11 to life on the GWU campus. The students stay in dorms, eat in the Caf and attend classes and chapel programs. Students who are accepted into the program are automatically qualified to compete for Gardner-Webb’s Ignite Excellence Scholarship.

“The Honors Experience has evolved into a real signature summer program at GWU,” praised Gardner-Webb President Dr. William M. Downs. “Participants get a unique insight into what it means to be a student at a world-class, Christian uni-

versity. What’s so special is that many of these high schoolers subsequently make GWU their college of choice, and that’s a win for everybody. When high-ability, high-character young people walk onto our campus for the Honors Experience, chances are we’ve just welcomed new Runnin’ Bulldogs to the family.”

The credit-bearing college courses are designed to help students engage academics with Christian faith. “Faculty

from various backgrounds have prepared custom collegiate-level courses within their areas of interest, offering prospective students a compact university experience,” noted Director of University Honors and Assistant Professor of Physics, Dr. Wilson L. Hawkins. “Courses may be offered in physics, anatomy, forensics and religion.”

In addition to the academics, an essential part of the Honors Experience is providing students community

pitched the final two innings. Combined, they gave up nine hits and struck out nine.

Cole Irby led the KM plate attack with 2-for-3 and two runs batted in. Patrick, Jason Melton and Zane Brockman each had a hit.

Kings Mountain led 4-1 going into the bottom of the third. Shelby scored three in the bottom of the inning to tie the game an added its final three in the fifth. KM scored its final run in the seventh.

The Mountaineers are

back in Shelby this week competing in the annual Easter Tournament at Veteran’s Field. They resume Big South Conference play at home on April 18 against The South Point Red Raiders. After that they go on the road for games with the Raiders on April 20 in Belmont and Stuart Cramer April 25 at Sims Legion Park in Gastonia. The games at South Point will begin at 4 and 7 p.m. and the games at Sims Park will begin at 5:30 and 7:30.


Wed., April 12 TBD – High school softball, Kings Mountain in Cherryville Tournament.

TBA – High school baseball, Kings Mountain at Shelby Tournament.

Thur., April 13

TBA – High school baseball, Kings Mountain at Shelby Easter Tournament.

Mon., April 17

1 p.m. – High school golf, KM and all Big South teams at Riverbend (Forestview host).

Tue., April 18 4 p.m. – High school JV baseball, South Point at Kings Mountain.

4 p.m. – High school tennis, Stuart Cramer at Kings Mountain.

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

6 p.m. – High school women’s soccer, Kings Mountain at Hunter Huss.

7 p.m. – High school baseball, South Point at Kings Mountain.

service opportunities. “Students will meet the people of our community, serve them and serve alongside them,” asserted Robbie Gaines, associate minister for Community Engagement & Athletic Ministries. “Wherever our students come from, they will engage with the people, learning how to identify the needs of the community and actively serving them. Then, wherever they go from here, they will have the heart and tools to care for their neighbors. It is our commitment to ‘become an indispensable partner to the town, county, and region.’ This is one way that we inspire students to do the same.”


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Pictured left to right in the NC House Chamber: Kenneth Ledford, Bill Turpish, Speaker Tim Moore, Wayne King, Allen Langley, and Jason Hurst. Photo by Cleveland Community College Recruiters looking for graduates at GWU will be on hand April 19 for the Career & Internship Fair in search of new employees. Photo by GWU

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month Post 155 hosts Veterans Walk and Roll event to

reduce rate of Veteran suicide

Recognizing the role everyone plays in helping North Carolina’s children reach their untapped potential, Governor Roy Cooper declared April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. Child Abuse Prevention Month is a time when organizations, businesses, community groups, faith communities and others come together to elevate the importance of creating systems and supporting proven strategies that put children and families first. Some of these proven strategies include increasing investments in family support, building families financial security and implementing family-friendly workplace policies.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina recognize that every single child is filled with

tremendous promise — and all North Carolinians have a shared obligation to foster their potential. The theme of this year’s statewide CAP Month campaign is "Nurturing Positive Childhoods: Building Prevention in Partnership."

"We all want every child in North Carolina to grow up healthy in a safe, nurturing family and community," said NCDHHS Secretary Kody H. Kinsley. "Building healthy communities takes work. We all have a responsibility to ensure children have positive experiences, and help families access the resources they need, when they need them."

Extreme stress and uncertainty for families may increase the risk of child abuse and neglect raising the need to support families and prevent abuse before it occurs. When communities work together to remove the heaviest loads weighing families and entire communities down, safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments and equal opportunities are created for every child in

North Carolina, ultimately building a stronger future for everyone.

"Prevention only happens in partnership. During this year’s Child Abuse Prevention Month, we hope all North Carolinians find a way to be a connection and help nurture positive childhoods so more children can thrive," said Sharon Hirsch, President and CEO of PCANC. "There are a number of ways you can get involved in this campaign and there are also some everyday things you can do to help prevent child maltreatment from ever occurring."

NCDHHS and PCANC recommends local community members help raise awareness and impact through the following simple action items this CAP Month: Wear blue on Friday, March 31, Wear Blue Day, to show support for children and families. Post a photo or video on social media and include the #WearBlueDay and #NC hashtags.

Meet Vincent Mates

Vincent Mates has been a part-time instructor at CCC for six years. He typically teaches courses in electronics, electrical and automation technology.

Mates is originally from Chicago, Illinois, but moved with his family to Georgia when he was eight. He now lives in Kings Mountain.

He graduated from York Technical College in Rock Hill, South Carolina, with an associate degree in Electronics Engineering and has several additional certifications. He’s worked in the technology sector for more than 25 years, mostly in electronics and industrial and commercial training.

When an opportunity to teach at CCC presented itself, he said it seemed like a good fit. “I somehow always became the go-to guy when the company needed an instructor for training sessions.”

“My favorite thing about teaching,” he continued, “is knowing that I have played some role in helping other

people better their lives. I love to convey information that students have not been exposed to, and I enjoy the feeling I get when I see their lightbulbs come on. I admit that I teach for these very selfish reasons. I think I get as much out of the experience as the students.”

From personal experience, Mates also understands how the skills his students are learning may impact other people. He was a field engineer for a communications company when 9-11 happened. A few days later, he volunteered to help keep all communication lines open at ground zero. “I spent days walking on what was dubbed ‘the Pile’ with emergency workers as they looked for survivors, and sadly, those who did not survive,” said Mates. He received an award for his service during that time, and although he was honored, he said it was bittersweet.

American Legion Post 155, in Kings Mountain, will host an event aimed at reducing the rate of veteran suicide. their inaugural Veterans Walk and Roll in Kings Mountain from May 20 – 29. The nine-day event focuses on veteran suicide awareness and the community is invited to participate.

The American Legion is leading a nationwide effort — “Be the One”— to eliminate the stigma related to mental health treatment, and in turn, lower the number of veterans who die by suicide every day. Post 155 is part of that national message, but they planned this before they knew of the national effort.

The number of veterans who die by suicide every day is estimated at between 17 and 22. The American Legion has elevated Be the One to be its top priority, empowering veterans, servicemembers, their family members and civilians to act appropriately when a veteran may be at risk. This event in-

tends to bring more awareness to the problem while providing resources to those who may be able to help save the life of a veteran.

The event at Post 155 kicks-off with Family Fun Day on Saturday, May 20, at Post 155 at 613 E. Gold Street in Kings Mountain with a day filled with activities for the whole family.

From May 21 to 29, volunteers are asked to complete laps at Deal Park Walking Track at 211 N Cleveland Ave. in Kings Mountain. Anyone who completes a lap can participate in special evening events at the American Legion Post, featuring entertainment, motivation and informational speeches, job fair, games, food, vendors,

free haircuts, dog grooming, and much more.

On May 27, a Poker Run is scheduled, and slots are filling fast.

A fundraising 50/50 raffle is also offered for a chance to win a variety of prizes including a variety of goods and services.

Veterans Walk and Roll culminates with City of Kings Mountain’s Memorial Day ceremony on May 29 to honor fallen brothers and sisters.

The American Legion challenges the community to Accept the Mission saying, “Many have already joined, and you do not want to miss out. So, come and support this mission, bring friends and family because this is a team event.”

If you are interested accepting the mission, contact Veterans Walk and Roll at or call 704-710-6301.

For more details on the Be the One campaign, visit

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KM resident Meet Vincent Mates is a part-time instructor at Cleveland Community College. Photo provided

Seventh-grader Jake Self wins Pinnacle Classical Academy spelling bee

Jake Self, a seventh grader, won Pinnacle Classical Academy's second annual grade 3-8 school spelling bee on March 31.

Alayna Hudson (grade 8) and Lilliana Hunter (grade 4) finished in second and third place in a

bee in which Lydia Mendez, Alden Snyder, Evan Gerstenberg, and Anzlee Kilby also competed. The last word misspelled in the 21-round bee was "stoats" (weasel-like animals).

"We are incredibly proud of Jake, as well as the other students who won

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their classroom bees and grade-level bees," said Dr. Shelly Shope, the school's headmaster.

Pinnacle Classical Academy is a free public charter school (K-12, 1,137 students) located in Shelby.

Local church group seeks to serve in Hungary

Excited kids gather around a table cluttered with glue, glitter and colored paper. More kids play games, while yet another group listens closely to a Bible story. These kids are experiencing the love and joy that is spreading in Hungarian schools, and church members from North Carolina are making it happen.

According to an article on the website of the NC Baptists on Mission, a law passed by the Hungarian government in 2012 shifted responsibility for public schools from the government to non-profits. Oversight for 49 of the poorest schools was given to the Hungarian Baptist Aid (HB aid). This group provides food, materials and extra educational opportunities to the thousands of children in the schools it oversees.

A partnership with Baptists on Mission helped HB aid launch English Bible camps in the schools in 2014. Since then, Baptists on Mission has continued to bring groups of volunteers to help with the mission work in these schools. One NC church’s members

even developed a curriculum to guide volunteers in working with the children.

This summer, six members of Buffalo Baptist Church in Shelby, along with others including Jason Ballard, associational mission strategist for the Greater Cleveland County Baptist Association, will help continue the work in Hungary. The trip itself will take an entire day.

Why travel so far to teach Bible stories and songs, and make crafts with some kids? “Why not us?” said Tyra Silvers. She and husband Chris are both making the trip. “Bible school is something we’ve both participated in many times. This time, it’s just a little farther from home.”

Ballard said that people often ask why NC Baptists travel to Hungary. “The answer is not in the details of what we do. It’s in the calling we answer to carry the gospel to the ends of the Earth.”

The group will arrive in Budapest, then travel to the suburban town of Seregelyes. Buffalo’s pastor Dustin Mace, who is also making the trip, said some members of their group will work in Seregelyes,

while others will travel to another nearby town. The volunteers will work with three groups of children in grades one through six each day for five days. “We will teach them six subjects: crafts, recreation, English, American culture, music and, most importantly, Bible. Every class will afford opportunities to show and teach the love of Jesus.”

Being part of this important work comes at a cost. It will cost approximately $2,200 per person to cover the airfare, lodging, meals and insurance.

To help offset the costs, members of Buffalo’s congregation are hosting a BBQ fundraiser on April 22, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Plates ($12) or entire Boston butts ($45) are available for purchase now.

The organizers are taking orders now through April 17 for both whole butts and plates. Anyone interested in making a purchase or donating can contact Pastor Dustin Mace at 980371-2709.

To trick you, scammers need to earn your trust first. What better way than by posing as a popular celebrity? Recently, BBB Scam Tracker has received numerous reports involving products supposedly endorsed by well-known and trusted celebrities. With the rise in deepfake scams and ever-improving AI technology, these phony endorsements are more convincing than ever.

How the scam works: You see a post on social media of a celebrity endorsing a weight loss product, health supplement or another product. In the post, photos show the celebrity using the product, or a video features their voice talking about the amazing results they’ve seen. It sounds too good to be true, but the photos and video look so real! Also, the social media account appears to belong to the celebrity.

For example, one consumer reported ordering “Oprah Winfrey’s keto gummy bear supplements” after seeing a phony endorsement. They explained: “The ad showed Oprah’s face and featured her explaining the product and offering a first-time buyer discount of buy one bottle

for $49 and get a second one free. I clicked on the link and put in my order. The next morning, I received an email stating my order had been processed for $198!” The company denied the customer a refund and shipped the product anyway. Upon arrival, they found the gummies were from a company that had no affiliation with Oprah Winfrey.

Before you make a purchase, take a minute to reexamine the post and social media account. The photos and videos are most likely fake. If you make a purchase, you’ll lose money (often more than you expected) on a product that is substandard or doesn’t exist.

How to spot fake celebrity scams

• Get familiar with deepfake technology. Scammers use deepfake technology to trick people. They take real video clips and photos of a person and use them to create new videos and audio clips. Deepfake images and videos can be surprisingly realistic.

•Understand how AI-generated images work. With AI image generators, you can type in a few words describing the image you want to create, and the AI

generates an image based on your text. It’s valuable technology, but scammers can abuse it to create images to back up their stories, products, or outright lies.

•Know that scammers often impersonate celebrities. Don’t assume celebrity posts, images or videos are legitimate until you verify that they came from an official source. Just because something is shared widely on social media does not mean it’s real. For example, an AI-generated photo of Pope Francis in a designer puffer jacket recently went viral. Always do your due diligence before you purchase or reshare something you saw on social media.

•Only do business with companies you know and trust. If you want to purchase a product or donate, do so through a reputable business or non-profit. If you want to buy something from a company you aren’t familiar with, do plenty of research first. Look up the company name, website, and contact information. Read reviews on and do a general search with the company’s name and the word “scam.” It’s the best way to protect yourself from fraud and identity theft.

The basics of container gardening

Gardening is a rewarding hobby that has been linked to health benefits like reduced stress and improved mental well-being. Gardening also can lead to an inviting home landscape full of attractive blooms and/or delicious foods.

Backyard gardens have long been planted after clearing a plot of land, tilling and amending the soil, and planting rows of favorite crops. However, gardening can be less labor-intensive and even more successful when people consider the many benefits of container gardening. What is container gardening?

As its name implies, container gardening is growing plants inside of containers. These containers can be flower pots, rectangular deck boxes or even large raised garden beds.

Pros to container gardening

One of the advantages of container gardening is that plants can be moved in and out of sunlight to ensure the right growing conditions. This isn’t as easily achieved when gardens are stationary. Also, beginner gardeners may be more able to control soil conditions inside of a small container rather than a vast ground-based garden, which will require a

good deal of manual labor. Pots and boxes also can be grouped together to create eye-popping displays, usually at lower costs than the sheer volume of plants that would be needed to fill out an expansive landscape.

Cons to container gardening

Container garden plants will not have direct access to the ground, so they need gardeners to create the ideal growing conditions. Developing the right care formula can be challenging. The home and garden resource The Spruce says that drainage is an important factor in container gardening, and most containers do not offer enough drainage holes. If water cannot escape the soil, the roots of the plants can rot and die. It’s not enough to add stones or gravel to the bottom of containers. Drill additional holes in the bottom (1⁄2-inch

in diameter for small or medium-sized pots; one inch in diameter for larger pots). Also, be sure to check on soil moisture so that watering can be adjusted. During hot stretches, plants may need to be watered more frequently.

Plan for plants that play well

Grouping plants together can create visually stunning combinations. However, it is important to choose plants that require the same amount of light and moisture. Look at plant tags when visiting the garden center and select complementary plants, or ask a store employee. Mixing different plant shapes, colors and leaf textures, as well as plants of various heights, can help containers look filled out.

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Pinnacle Classical Academy spelling bee spelling bee participants Lydia Mendez, Lilliana Hunter, Alden Snyder, Evan Gerstenberg, Jake Self, Alayna Hudson, and Anzlee Kilby. Champion Jake Self with Jeff Ziegler, Dean of Academics. Six members from Buffalo Baptist Church will spend eight days conducting Bible camps in Hungary this summer. Pictured are: Shawn Hendricksen, Joelle Parker, Tyra Silvers, Chris Silvers, Pastor Dustin Mace, and Matthew Canipe.

NCDHHS urges North Carolinians to "Fight the Bite"

With warmer weather on the way, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services urges North Carolinians to "Fight the Bite" by taking measures to reduce their risk of tick- and mosquito-borne diseases. In 2022, almost 700 cases of tick- and mosquito-borne illnesses were reported in the state.

As part of this April’s Tick and Mosquito Awareness Month, NCDHHS is announcing the return of the Fight the Bite campaign to increase awareness about the dangers of tick- and mosquito-borne diseases and to educate North Carolinians about measures they can take to protect themselves.

"Ticks and mosquitoes are everywhere in North Carolina and their bites can cause serious diseases," said Alexis M. Barbarin, Ph.D., State Public Health Entomologist. "We encourage all North Carolinians to explore the outdoors but do so safely and take protective measures like using DEET or other EPA approved repellants."

Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Lyme disease and other tickborne diseases can cause fever, headache, rashes, flu-like illness,

and other symptoms that can be severe. Alpha-gal syndrome and southern tick-associated rash illness, or STARI, have been seen in the state as well. Most diagnoses of tick-borne diseases are reported between June and September, and cases of Lyme disease accounted for more than half of tick-borne diseases reported last year.

Ticks live in wooded, grassy, and brushy areas; frequenting these areas can put you in contact with ticks and increase the potential exposure to vector-borne diseases. To reduce exposure to ticks:

Use repellent that contains DEET (or other EPA approved replicants) on exposed skin and wear clothing treated with a pesticide called permethrin. Use caution when applying to children.

Check yourself and your children for ticks if you have been in a tick habitat and remove them promptly. Reduce tick habitats with selective landscaping techniques.

The mosquito-borne diseases most often acquired in North Carolina are West Nile virus (WNV), eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) and La Crosse encephalitis




Having qualified on 28th of March, 2023 as Executrix of the Estate of EDWARD GENE WILKIE, 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, Donna Jean Wilkie, Executrix on or before the 5th of July, 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 5th day of April, 2023.

Donna Jean Wilkie, Executrix

Estate of Edward Gene Wilkie

2642 Prospect Church Rd Mooresboro, NC 28114

KMH (4/05, 12, 19 & 26/2023)




Having qualified on 27th of March, 2023 as Administrator CTA of the Estate of VIRGINIA EPLEY MARLOW, 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, David E. Epley, Administrator CTA on or before the 5th July, 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 5th day of April, 2023.

David E. Epley, Administrator CTA

Estate of Virginia Epley Marlow

1931 E. Hudson Blvd. – Apt. B Gastonia, NC 28054 KMH (4/05, 12, 19 & 26/2023)




Having qualified on 23rd of March, 2023 as Administratrix of the Estate of JERRY GENE JENKINS, 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, Angela Dorian Humphries, Administratrix on or before the 29th 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 29th day of March, 2023.

Angela Dorian Humphries, Administratrix

Estate of Jerry Gene Jenkins

2014 Flint Hill Church Road Shelby, NC 28152

KMH (3/29, 4/05, 12 &19/2023)

(LAC). North Carolina reported the second-highest number of LAC cases in the United States between 2012 and 2021.

Most mosquito-borne diseases reported in the state are acquired while traveling outside the continental United States, including cases of malaria, dengue, chikungunya and Zika.

To reduce exposure to mosquitoes:

• Use mosquito repellent that contains DEET (or equivalent) when outside. Use caution when applying to children.

• Consider treating clothing and gear (such as boots, pants, socks, and tents) with 0.5% permethrin.

• Install or repair screens on windows and doors and use air conditioning if pos-


• "Tip and Toss" — Reduce mosquito breeding by emptying standing water from flowerpots, gutters, buckets, pool covers, pet water dishes, discarded tires and birdbaths at least once a week.

Talk with your primary care provider or local health department if you plan to travel to an area where exotic mosquito-borne diseases occur.

Always check your destination to identify appropriate prevention methods. For more information on vector-borne diseases in North Carolina, please visit the NCDHHS Vector-Borne Diseases webpage at NCDHHS.




In the Matter of the Estate of: JEWEL LEE CANIPE, Deceased.

Having qualified on the 7th day of February, 2023 as Administratrix of the Estate of Jewel Lee Canipe, 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 29th 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 29th day of March, 2023.

Leesa Canipe Lusk, Adm.

1034 Bethlehem Church Road Grover, NC 28073

Nichole B. Greene GREENE LAW OFFICES, PLLC 806 North Lafayette Street Shelby, NC 28150 KMH (3/29, 4/5, 4/12 & 4/19/2023)



In the Matter of the Estate of: WILLIAM H. MASTERS, Deceased.

Having qualified on the 16th day of December, 2022 as Administratrix CTA of the Estate of William H. Masters, 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 CTA on or before the 29th 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 29th day of March, 2023.

Nichole B. Greene GREENE LAW OFFICES, PLLC 806 North Lafayette Street Shelby, NC 28150

KMH (3/29, 4/5, 4/12 & 4/19/2023)








TAKE NOTICE that a Special Proceeding has been commenced in the above referenced court and file. Petitioners are seeking to adopt ELIJAH CARTER RHYNE, who was born on August 22, 2017, in Cleveland County, North Carolina of Shelbi Denise Rhyne, Biological Mother.

YOU ARE REQUIRED to make defense to such pleading not later than May 22, 2023, said date being 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.

HEREBY TAKE NOTICE that a hearing will be held in the above-captioned matter before the Clerk of Court of Wake County, North Carolina, for the Adoption of ELIJAH CARTER BRADFORD.

This the 12th day of April, 2023.

By: L. Ashley Johnson, Esquire Breeden Law Office

P.O. Box 967 Clayton, NC 27528 (919) 661-4970 KMH (4/12, 19; 26/2023)

Mark your calendars for Free Tuesdays at the Schiele Museum

Thanks to the support of Duke Energy, free admission and free planetarium shows at Schiele Museum are available on the second Tuesday of each month from 4 – 8 p.m.

There is no need to reserve museum admission tickets on Free Tuesday. Just arrive between 4 and 8 pm.

To guarantee seats at a free planetarium show, please reserve your tickets in advance. Free planetarium tickets are available one week prior to each date and can only be reserved online.


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If you reserve planetarium tickets and discover you will not be able to attend, please contact The Schiele Museum to relinquish your tickets, so they can be made available to others.

Free Tuesdays for the remainder of 2023 includes: May 9, June 13, July 11, August 8, September 12, October 10, November 14, and December 12.

Please note, Free Fridays have been discontinued to allow The Schiele to provide free planetarium shows during every Free Tuesday event.

using a slow-release fertilizer or worm castings several times throughout the season.

Container gardening is a great way to add plants to smaller patios, reduce the workload involved in maintaining expansive gardens, and customize conditions for optimal growth.




Having qualified on 3rd of April, 2023 as Administratrix of the Estate of JACOB ALEXANDER LONG, 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, Lee Ann Long, Administratrix on or before the 12th of July, 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 12th day of April, 2023.

Lee Ann Long, Administratrix Estate of Jacob Alexander Long

1932 Pleasant Hill Church Road Shelby, NC 28152

KMH (4/12, 19, 26 & 5/03/2023)





Having qualified on 31st of January, 2023 as Administrator of the Estate of ADDIE FEASTER, 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, Kevin Feaster, Administrator on or before the 29th 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 29th day of March, 2023.

Kevin Feaster, Administrator

Estate of Addie Feaster 2606 Nottingham LN - Apt. E Monroe, NC 28110

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Having qualified on 21st day of March, 2023 as Executor of the Estate of ELIZABETH C. COFFEY; AKA, ELIZABETH COOPER COFFEY, 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 Kenneth Gantt, Executor, on or before the 29th 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 29th day of March, 2023

James Kenneth Gantt, Executor

Estate of: Elizabeth C. Coffey; aka, Elizabeth Cooper Coffey 3030 Longwood Drive Shelby, NC 28152 KMH (3/29, 4/05, 12 & 19/2023)

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Aiming Outdoorsmen Toward Christ

Swimming pool landscaping ideas

I live in a TriState area. Where I live in my state is less than 2 miles from two other states. When I consider bag limits, I think I have it made. When I consider outof-state licenses, I think I don’t have enough money. And of course, licenses keep getting more expensive each year. One day our own people will price us out of hunting, but that’s for another article. Another difference that I have to manage is the opening and closing days of the seasons in each state. I don’t recall deer or turkey seasons ever being the same in each state. This really

feels odd in my neck of the woods because the deer in one state mosey into the other state without knowing any boundaries. Nevertheless, each state commission has decided what ought to be the seasonal dates. And this year, those dates changed. It was the first time I can remember, that one day to celebrate an event now becomes another day to celebrate an event. It’s not the first time that has happened.

For approximately 1500 years, the day set aside for every Jew to rest, was the Sabbath. It was the last day of the week. We would say on Saturday. But about 2000 years ago, something happened so overwhelming it caused both the Jew and Gentile Christians of that day to begin focusing



In the Matter of the Estate of: VICKI A. THRIFT aka VICKI ANN ARMSTRONG THRIFT, Deceased.

Having qualified on the 8th day of March, 2023 as Executrix of the Estate of Vicki A. Thrift aka Vicki Ann Armstrong Thrift, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Executrix on or before the 24th 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 22nd day of March, 2023.

Mary A. Lynn, Ex.

3008 Harmon Homestead Road

Shelby, NC 28150


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

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In the Matter of the Estate of:


Having qualified on the 28th day of March, 2023 as Administratrix of the Estate of Judy Kay Bailey Black, 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 7th day of July, 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 5th day of April, 2023.

Martha Louise Black, Admin. 609 Sterling Drive Kings Mountain, NC 28086


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

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In the Matter of the Estate of:


Having qualified on the 14th day of March, 2023 as Executrix of the Estate of Barbara F. Bumgardner aka Barbara Ford Bumgardner, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Executrix on or before the 24th 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 22nd day of March, 2023.

Melanie F. Bumgardner O’Bryan, Ex.

9718 Spring Crest Court Charlotte, NC 28269


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

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their day of rest and worship on another day. They would begin to gather on the first day of the week (Sunday) instead of the last. While many still observed the Sabbath, the followers of Jesus began to gather for worship, prayer, communion, and service on this first day of the week. And here’s the kicker. Nearly all historians and experts of the New Testament documents, whether atheist, agnostic, or theist, agree that this happened. And we have been doing it every since that time. What was that event that

caused the day to change?

It was what was believed to be the resurrection of Jesus. And while atheists and agnostics believe only that it was the belief of the followers of Jesus, Christians to this day believe it actually happened. But what is indisputable is that we are still living with real-time evidence of something that happened that was so profound, the effects are still felt today. I hope you’ll celebrate this coming Sunday. Happy Easter.

Gary Miller has written Outdoor Truths articles for 20 years. He has also written five books which include compilations of his articles and a father/son devotional. He also speaks at wild-game dinners and men’s events for churches and associations. gary@




Having qualified on 13th of January, 2023 as Executor of the Estate of CLAUDE BRYCE GAMBLE, 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, Brandon Cooke, Executor on or before the 29th 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 29th day of March, 2023.

Brandon Cooke, Executor Estate of Claude Bryce Gamble 117 Oak Grove Clover Hill Church Rd Lawndale, NC 28090

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

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Having qualified on 28th of February, 2023 as Executor of the Estate of DONALD JAMES DOUGHERTY, 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 22nd 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 22nd day of March, 2023.

Gregory S. McIntyre, Executor McINTYRE ELDER LAW

112 S. Tryon Street Suite 700 Charlotte, NC 28284 KMH (3/22, 29, 4/05 & 12/2023)


Request for Prequalification

1st Tier Subcontractors Cleveland County Justice Center

Yates-Metcon, as Construction Manager on behalf of Cleveland County, for the New Cleveland County Justice Center located in Shelby, NC is requesting interested subcontractors to prequalify. Prequalification forms can be requested by contacting or by contacting Tina Harris at (910) 5218013. Deadline for Prequalification is June 8, 2023, at 5:00pm

Project Description: The Cleveland County Justice Center is located at 100 Justice Pl, Shelby NC 28150. The project replaces existing Courthouse, Detention Center, and Sheriff’s Law Enforcement Facility. Prequalification for 1st Tier Subcontractors is being solicited for the following bid package(s):

02C DEEP FOUNDATIONS (Rammed aggregate piers)




(Long lead equipment and materials only)


(Long lead equipment and materials only)

Forms may be submitted electronically via email, mail, fax, or hand-delivery to Yates-Metcon. Please make sure, if submitting handwritten form, that all information is clearly printed. Yates-Metcon will request illegible information be resubmitted and this will delay the prequalification process. Email: Mail: PO Box 1149, Pembroke, NC 28372 KMH (4/12/2023)

Backyard pools provide a way to cool off and enjoy a taste of luxury without having to travel. Backyard pools provided even more convenience and a welcome respite in 2020, as many public pools were closed in response to social distancing restrictions put in place during the pandemic.

After installing pools, many homeowners realize that touching up the landscaping around the pool can provide the finishing touch to their backyard retreats. Not all landscaping is the same, and homeowners should choose plants that look beautiful, are tolerant to pool splash-out and won’t outgrow the area. The home and garden resource The Spruce notes that a plant that is attractive at two feet tall can grow rapidly and drop leaves or other debris into the pool.

When selecting options for pool landscaping, there are some considerations to keep in mind:

• Choose plants that will

provide privacy.

• Know which kind of climate a plant needs prior to purchasing it. Tropical plants may be fitting poolside, but will they endure when the season is over?

• Design according to the theme of the home, as plants should complement the existing style. Modern foliage may not blend well with a home styled after a traditional English cottage.

• Decide whether you can accept spreading or trailing plants that can cascade over retaining walls and other infrastructure.

• Look at trees that won’t drop too many leaves, flowers or fruit into the water.

• Think about having layers of plants to soften the landscape, which can make a small pool seem bigger and more

See POOL, Page 8B






TO: Erica Dawn Rorie (Koonce, Gondrez)

TAKE NOTICE that a petition has been filed in the above-entitled special proceeding. The nature of the relief being sought is as follows:

The adoption of Sage Nicole Gondrez, a minor female child, born December 29th , 2009, in Camp Le Jeune, Onslow County, North Carolina, to Erica Dawn Koonce and David Seth Gondrez.

You are required to make response to the petition within (30) days from the date of first publication of this Notice. You may file your response at the New Hanover County Courthouse, Special Proceedings, Wilmington, North Carolina at 316 Princess Street, Wilmington, NC 28401. Upon your failure to appear and respond to the Petition, any parental rights you may have will be terminated upon entry of the order of adoption. This is the 12th day of April, 2023.

/s/ David M. Godwin

Attorney for Petitioner 8 South 6th Street Wilmington, NC 28401 NC Bar #15867

Telephone: 910-762-0410

Fax Number: 910-762-2591

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Having qualified on 11th of January, 2023 as Ancillary Executor of the Estate of HAL PALMER CLARK, 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, Timothy Clark, Ancillary Executor on or before the 12th of July, 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 12th day of April, 2023.

Timothy Clark, Ancillary Executor Estate of Hal Palmer Clark 955 College Ave. Shelby, NC 28152

Counsel for the Estate McINTYRE ELDER LAW PO Box 165 Shelby, NC 28151 KMH (4/12, 19, 26 & 5/03/2023)




Having qualified on 19th of December, 2022 as Executor of the Estate of PATRICIA ANN RICE, 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, Ricky Fred Davis, Executor on or before the 5th of July, 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 5th day of April, 2023.

Ricky Fred Davis, Executor Estate of Patricia Ann Rice 762 S. Battleground Ave. Grover, NC 28073

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

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Wednesday, April 12, 2023 The Kings Mountain Herald | Page 5B

me at 704419-9016 or email me at 0 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.


CEMETERY LOT FOR SALE. Cemetery Lot 639 at Rose Hill in Fallston. Convenient to sidewalk and road. Call 704-4725682, 4:00pm-8:00pm.



TO SEE items for sale. News from credible sources, Upcoming Shows and Upcoming Events

2000 DODGE EXT CAB TRUCK $3500. Plus 4x4 a little rough but good old farm truck. (704) 300-1818

TROY-BILT LAWNMOWER. 21 in. cutting deck, self-propelled mower, very good condition, rarely used. $170 or OBO. 704473-9321 or 980-220-1236.

TROY-BILT TILLER. With attachments. (704) 538-7819

COW MANURE COMPOST. Dump truck load, delivery $150. (980) 241-9010


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

HAIER AIR CONDITIONER. 20 AMP 240 Volts. Very good condition. Call Linda. (704) 860-4247

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

CASH ONLY! For Questions Call Keith at 828351-8822 (6pm-8pm) or David at 704-692-7702.



WORKER. Auto Parts U Pull & Scrap Metal of Lincolnton 851 Car Farm Road, Lincolnton, NC . Must have a valid driver license. 704-735-5085.


CANT RENTAL PROPERTY. (704) 487-5480


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

TIM’S HOME REPAIR. Over 30 years remodeling. Commercial/ Residential, Interior/Exterior, Baths/Kitchens; gut to finish. Also general carpentry, drywall, painting, tile, flooring. 614-4043037.

JAMES BALLARD PAINTING SERVICE. Paint Kitchen Cabinets, Stain Decks, Outside Painting. Pre-estimated price. References available. 828-4297511, 828-429-3743. Ask for James.

D&D LANDSCAPING. We cut yards, Trim bushes, haul off trash ETC. Give us a call. Very reasonably priced! Serving Cherryville, Vale, Lincolnton area 704-530-1237 or 704-9744056. (704) 974-4056 daniel.

YEAR LONG LAWN CARE. Grass cutting, Trimming and Blowing. 980-522-3335.

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.



3 FAMILY YARD SALE. Fri., April 28th and Sat., April 29th, 7:00AM-4:00PM.

Lawnmower trailer, Generator, Depression Glass, Clothes and etc. Too much to list. 1307 Metcalf Rd, Shelby, NC 28150


ANTIQUES AND MORE N Beans Mill, Store Wide Sale, 20% Off. Thurs, Fri, Sat. 10 am - 5 pm. 4135 Fallston Rd, Hwy 18N, Shelby, NC 28150.

JOHN DEERE Z520A ESTATE SERIES Zero Turn mower. 60” deck. 25HP engine.977 hours. Electric deck lift. Headlight kit (mow at night!) Lug style tires so you can mow on hills and slopes. Engine resealed in 2020 at cost of $1200. 171 hours on resealed engine. One owner / always garage kept. Call or text 704-692-8139 (8am-8pm please. $2900. (704) 692-8139

DISCOUNT APPLIANCES Refrigerators, washers, dyers and stoves. 704-477-4766. 1205 Earl Road, Shelby, NC. (704) 477-4766

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

WINSTON CIGARETTES ELECTRIC CLOCK $500. Call or text : (704) 300-1818 kim_ USED GOLF CARTS FOR SALE and chargers. $2,000 to $3,500. Call for more details. 704-301-7872.

CEMETERY SPACES. $2600.00 FOR 4 SPACES at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens in Hickory. (704) 772-5096


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

CASH FOR YOUR CAR. Running or not, title or no title. Call Charles Dellinger at Red Road Towing. 704-6926767, (704) 487-0228

BOATS 12’ ALUMACRAFT FLAT BOTTOM JON BOAT. Load Rite trailer. New, never been in water. Both 2019. Call for appointment to see. (704) 865-4281


AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES. Australian Shepherd Puppies. Red-Tri and Black-Tri. Males and Female. (828) 3083710

Scrap Metal of Shelby. 1025 County Home Road, Shelby, NC 28152. (704) 472-4666


WORKER. Auto Parts U Pull & Scrap Metal of Lincolnton, 851 Car Farm Road, Lincolnton, NC Must have valid drivers license. 704-735-5085.

NEED A LABORER. Apply in person at Auto Parts U Pull & Scrap Metal of Lincolnton. 851 Car Farm Road Lincolnton, NC. Must have a valid driver license. 704-735-50853 (704) 472-4666




EXT, FOREST CITY, NC 28043. (828) 289-4374 CHUCK.HAR-




ROUND EMPLOYMENT. Must have valid driver’s license and transportation. Over




TO get your TRUMP 2024 gear. Many options available.


SCOOTER Key Features:

With no connectors or latches to open or close. The Lexis Light can be easily placed in the back of a car, on a bus, or checked into a plane. The Lexis Classic travels anywhere. Heaviest piece is 29 pounds and a 250 weight capacity. Used only 1 day. Can be folded or taken apart. Retails for $2298.00 on sale for $1699.00. My price $1500.00. (704) 473-4467 jcooke003@

GE PROFILE DOUBLE OVEN. Convection and standard oven, 30’’ wide by 50 1/2’’ tall. $1500., used. 828-429-1814.

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

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


60 Clear Span. “We do Grading, Gravel, Concrete” TURN KEY! J Johnson Sales, 2690

Pads! Press Room Printing. 704-482-2243. (704) 538-5788

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

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. SOFA & LOVE SEAT. Each have 2 incliners built-in. Good condition. $285 (704) 538-3285

WATER TOTES $75 Burning barrels $15. Solid top plastic or metal barrels $12. Feed Barrels (Plastic with Lids & Rings) $20. Toro Riding Mower & John Deere $700 each. Call Jeff, Hickory, NC (828) 327-4782

ITEMS FOR SALE. 2-3 point hitch for layoff plows, All steel trailor-52 x 12, CattleGate-9ft. Call 704-476-9273 for more info.

USED CAMPER TOPS: BUY/ SALE/TRADE. Various sizes and styles. 828-980-0788 or 828-286-8674.

I PAY CASH FOR DIABETIC TEST STRIPS. Up to $10 per 100ct. Must be Unused, Unexpired. I’m local and pay fast. (828) 577-4197

WANT TO BUY PONTOON BOAT 24 ft. to 30 ft., prefer to buy without motor or trailer. 704-300-8201.

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

WANT TO BUY CARS, TRUCKS. Trailers, Tractors, Farm Equipment. Must have ID and proof of ownership. Callahan’s Towing. (704) 692-1006


ZERO TURN COUNTRY CLIPPER. 48” mower. Low hours, commercial duty, joy stick control. Asking $2300. Consider partial trade of tractor. cell 404477-4360, home (704) 4347210 FOR SALE: 4X5 HAY BALES. Never rained on. $45 to $50. 828-305-2679.

8N FORD TRACTOR. Good condition $2500. 6 ft Howse Bushhog $500. (704) 473-4997 SOUTHERN BRAND 6 FOOT BOX-BLADE. Brand new, never used. $1,100. 828-289-1817.

CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES. I have two beautiful female Chihuahua puppies for sale. 8 wks old Dewormed but no shots. $400 each (704) 860-2647

AKC GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS. UTD Shots, full registration. 10 weeks old. $700. (839) 400-1723

DYSARTS WOLF KENNEL. Celebrating 50 years of breeding wolf-hybrid puppies. 2 liters available, 20 pups to select from. Puppies available from parents on-site. 75% Wolf, 25% Shepherd. $400 each. www. Facebook at Dysart Wolf & Shepherd Kennel. 828-429-0053, 828-748-9238.

CKC TOY POODLES. 1 CKC toy poodle. Red male will weigh 4-5 lbs. Ready 3/26/23 ready to go $1600 (704) 426-7920

IMPORTED ROTTWEILER PUPPIES. Available April 6. $650. 828-755-7335. AKC REGISTERED CANE CORSO PUPS. 7 boys, 2 girls. Ready to go. Shots current. Call Ronnie for more info. (704) 9742716


John (704) 951-4224

Jobs Wanted

GASTON COUNTY SCHOOLS IS HIRING teachers, teacher assistants, bus drivers, and cafeteria, maintenance, and office staff. Register online for our job fair on Friday, April 28, 2023: www.gaston.

Health Services




Page 6B The Kings Mountain Herald | Wednesday, April 12, 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 CHERRYVILLENC.COM. VISIT WWW.CHERRYVILLENC. COM and see what’s new this week 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 TOY SHOW & COLLECTIBLES. Saturday, April 22nd, 2023 at Old Mooresboro School Gym, 308 Main Street, Mooresboro, NC 28114, 9:00AM-3:00PM. Admission $5, under 10 free; $30 setup fee, limit of 3 tables. Bring your own table. Setup time 7:00AM-9:00AM.
Is hiring for 2nd and 3rd shifts in the residential homes. If interested apply in person at 203 Lee St, Shelby NC. DRIVE FOR US IN FLORIDA! Get Out of the Cold and Work in Florida! $1000 signon bonus** + relocation assistance. Burnsed Trucking, a leader in refrigerated trucking of seafood, needs Class A CDL drivers for seafood delivery up and down the Eastern seaboard now as we continue to grow. Must have 2 yrs. experience and good driving record. (Bonus paid after 6 mos. employment) Work 3-5 days per week with full-time pay and home every week. Daily per diem in addition to pay. Must drive in teams. Contact us today by phone or online! (772) 4672620 WILLIAMS FLORIST, INC, NOW HIRING EXPERIENCED FLORAL DESIGNERS. 701 Suttle Street Unit E, Shelby, NC. (704) 408-1681 NEEDING CLASS A CDL DRIVER. Hauling Scrap Metal. Apply in person at Auto Parts U Pull &
time available. (704) 473-0341 GASTON COUNTY SCHOOLS IS HIRING teachers, teacher assistants, bus drivers, and cafeteria, maintenance, and office staff. Register online for our job fair on Friday, April 28, 2023: BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES RETAIL SPACE FOR RENT. 134 North Main Street Belmont, NC. Historic Downtown Belmont (704) 825-5656 BUSINESS SERVICES RETIRED OTR DRIVER SEEKING EMPLOYMENT. Part-time cargo van driver. Tri State area. (704)
MARK’S LAWN SERVICE. Reasonable Rates. We go the extra mile for our customers. Call 704-884-1605
or 601-212-
trimming, edging. (704) 472-4737
Call or text
Elite, new.
lb wt capacity, delivered, training, good warranty, charger.
Call Scooter-
221South, Forest City, NC (828) 245-5895 LARGE COUCH & LOVE SEAT. Burgundy print, great condition, $380 for both. Mid size Kenmore refrigerator with ice maker, works great $80. In Cherryville. 704-830-6991. BRAND NEW MEN’S Cruising Bicycle. $100. Must sell. 828-782-7221. FURNITURE FOR SALE. Miscellaneous Furniture. Call 828289-4611 for more details. FOR SALE 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 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 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 BOAT & RV COVERS-WE INSTALL. 14 on Site that you can look at and touch! J Johnson Sales, 2690 221South, Forest City, NC (828) 245-5895 STORAGE BUILDINGS NEW, USED, REPOS “BUY, SELL, TRADE!” J Johnson Sales, Forest City, NC. (828) 245-5895 TRAILER-BUY-SELL-TRADE! “Must Have Title” J Johnson Sales (828) 245-5895 WHITE COKE TABLE. Round, fair condition, 2 red metal folding Coke chairs, excellent condition and 2 Coke round pillows. $200 OBO. 704-769-4091 PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS with Scratch
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Tips to successfully grow tomatoes

Slicing into the first tomato of the season is a much anticipated moment for gardeners. Tomatoes are among the most popular fruit or vegetable plants grown in home gardens. Much of that popularity may be credited to the fact that red, ripe tomatoes have a delicious, juicy flavor that serves as the basis for all sorts of recipes. And since tomatoes can just as easily be grown in a full backyard garden or in a container on a patio or balcony, tomatoes appeal to gardeners regardless of their living situations.

While tomatoes are rela-

tively easy to grow, they are prone to certain problems and pests. Knowledge of what to expect when planting tomatoes

and how to start off on the right footing can help produce a season’s worth of delicious bounty.

• Wait until after the last average frost date. Tomatoes can be grown from seeds outdoors in warm areas, but tomato gardeners often find success starting seeds indoors six to eight weeks before the last frost date. Gradually introduce seedlings to the elements for a few hours each day, increasing the duration of time outside.

Then they can be transplanted outdoors when temperatures are consistently over 60 F.

• Choose a sunny spot. Tomatoes love to soak up sunlight, according to The Home Depot. Place the plants in a sunny spot so they can thrive.

• Space out plants. The experts at Better Homes and Gardens say to leave anywhere from 24 to 48 inches between plants to accommodate for growth and ensure the plants will not get stunted.

• Plant deeply. Tomatoes tend to root along their stems. If transplants are long and lean, dig a trench and lay the

stem sideways in the dirt, and then bend the top of the plant upward. Snip off the lower branches and cover with soil up to the first set of leaves. This will produce extra root growth and stronger, more vital plants.

• Give the plants support.

Tomato cages or stakes can help keep the leaves and fruit from touching the ground, which can cause rot and, eventually, death to the tomato plant.

• Lay down a layer of mulch. Tomatoes grow best when the soil is consistently moist. Mulch can help retain moisture from watering and

rain. Mulch also will help prevent soil and soilborne diseases from splashing on the leaves and plants when it rains. While you amend the soil, make sure that it drains well and is slightly acidic.

• Prune away suckers. Tomatoes produce “suckers,” which are leaves that shoot out from the main stem. Removing these leaves promotes air circulation and keeps the plant’s energy focused on growing fruit. Tomatoes are a rich addition to any garden. A few simple tricks can help even novice gardeners grow delicious tomatoes.

Turn a backyard into your own relaxing respite

Backyards have long been places to unwind and enjoy some peace and quiet surrounded by nature.

Thanks in part to financial instability brought on by rising inflation and measures to tame it, homeowners may decide to forgo traditional vacations in favor of staying home this season. There’s no better time to invest in a home, particularly outdoor spaces, to make them welcoming respites. The fol-

lowing are some ways to accomplish that goal.

Incorporate a water feature The sound of trickling or bubbling water can make surroundings more serene. A low-mainte-




Having qualified on 3rd of April, 2023 as Administratrix of the Estate of RICHARD DEAN STINCHCOMB, SR.; AKA, RICHARD DEAN STINCHCOMB, 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, Glenda D. Stinchcomb, Administratrix on or before the 12th of July, 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 12th day of April, 2023.

Glenda D. Stinchcomb, Administratrix

Estate of Richard Dean Stinchcomb, Sr.; aka, Richard Dean Stinchcomb 120 Howser Dr. Casar, NC 28020

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HUA PUPPY. Female, has shots and worming. $300. 828305-1121.

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

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


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GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUPPIES Beautiful pure bred Golden Retrievers. Vet checked with all shots up to date. Male and females about 14 weeks old. Family raised with the parents on premise. Located in Kings Mountain. Please text your interest to 704974-3296. $400 for either gender. (704) 974-3296

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nance water feature can help to create a calming ambiance. A fountain that does not require a

collection pond will reduce the chance it becomes a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Locating the fountain out of the sun can keep algae growth at a minimum.

Add lights for ambiance

Outdoor lighting options include professionally installed, hardwired lights on the home itself or accent lighting that draws attention to trees or architectural structures on the property. It also may include twinkling lights, which some



Having qualified as Co-Executors of the Estate of Connie B. Ledford, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, the undersigned do hereby notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the estate of said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 26th 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 will please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 22nd day of March, 2023.

C. Scott Ledford, Karen Ledford Roberts and Barry T. Ledford, Co-Executors of the Estate of Connie B. Ledford c/o McGill and Hassan, P.A. 8816 Red Oak Boulevard, Suite 220 Charlotte, North Carolina 28217

Patrick D. Craig, J.D. McGill and Hassan, P.A. Attorneys for Estate 8816 Red Oak Boulevard, Suite 220 Charlotte, North Carolina 28217

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consider a must-have for any outdoor retreat. Lights come in all types and price points. Hang them on porches, pergolas or cement posts inside decorative planters and then string lights between the posts. This way the lighting can be moved around as desired.

Lounging spots

A comfortable outdoor loveseat or chairs may be a focal point of the yard, but build in some additional cozy spots specifically for lounging

around. Nestle a hammock in a quiet corner of the yard, or enhance a chaise lounge with throw pillows and a large umbrella for napping poolside. Add lushness with plants

Plants can transform any space. Use a combination of planted varieties around the yard, then enhance certain areas with potted plants as needed. Plants can make an area more warm and inviting, plus they give butterflies, bees

See RESPITE, Page 8B





Having qualified on 13th of February, 2023 as Executrix of the Estate of ESSIE MAE McSWAIN; AKA, ESSIE M. McSWAIN, 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, Shirley McSwain, Executrix on or before the 29th 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 29th day of March, 2023.

Shirley McSwain, Executrix

Estate of Essie Mae McSwain; aka, Essie M. McSwain. 106 Gentry Drive Shelby, NC 28152 KMH (3/29, 4/05, 12 &19/2023)

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




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BOXER PUPPIES. Total price $700. READY TO GO! 2nd shots and 3rd txt for more info 1/M 3/F Location: Shelby,NC (704) 477-3900


PIES: 10 weeks old, ready to go, male and female, $500 each. Miniature Pinscher breeding pairs, ready to breed, $500 per pair. 828-351-8227.

SOUTH AFRICAN BOERBOELS PUPPIES. 7weeks 01/24/2023. Registration # 2020217770 (ARBA). The Dad is Brindle the Mom (Fawn).

Puppy Dewormed and Shots.

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CKC YORKSHIRE TERRIER PUPPIES. Look who’s hopping down the bunny trail!!! Yorkie babies will be ready April 4th just in time for Easter! $1,200, Shelby, NC area. Raised in our smoke free, clean environment home. (704) 689-4163

7 PIT BULL PUPPIES. 8 weeks old, shots & wormed, 4 females, 3 males. $300 each. Call Ray, (704) 734-7243

AKC/ICCF REGISTERED CANE CORSA PUPS. Born 1/24/23. Shots & worming current. Great temperament & good with children. (980) 9392143


1989 TOYOTA 2WD PICKUP. New motor, as is $2,200. 828412-2237

2006 CADILLAC DTS SEDAN, 4 door, 1 owner, 81,200 miles. Clean title. Asking $6,000. 704418-1732.

2009 CHEVROLET COBALT Black. 1 owner. Very good condition. 120,000 miles. Asking $2,000. 704-915-1194.

2008 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE Convertible, 4 cylinder, automatic trans, red $5000. 2014 Indian Vintage Red. $10,000. (704) 300-9223

2012 CHEVROLET CRUZE Body and inside like new, needs engine work. $4,000. 828-755-4199.

BMS STALLION 600 2 seater w/dump bed. Front and rear wench, AM/FM radio with CD player, 2/4 wheel drive. Street legal with tag and insurance. $6000 call 828-674-7362 (828) 674-7362


BEACH HOUSES AT OCEAN LAKE 2BR, 2BA, sleeps 6, golf cart, Wifi, Weeks and weekends available. 704-4731494 OCEAN LAKES MYRTLE BEACH. Cottage N34. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, den, kitchen, dining, covered deck, near country store. Call Dorcas, 803-7182659.


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MOBILE HOMES & APARTMENTS. In Kings Mountain. Please Call (704) 739-4417

2&3 BEDROOM TOWN HOMES. Townhomes located in Shelby, NC. We are currently accepting applications for our waiting list. Rent is

Wednesday, April 12, 2023 The Kings Mountain Herald | Page 7B
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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. FOR RENT CLEVELAND COUNTY LIONS SENIOR VILLAGE has 1 bedroom HUD subsidized apartments for low income seniors. Taking applications now. Age 62 or older. Equal Housing Opportunity. 211 North Morgan Street, Shelby, NC (704) 4827723 (704) 482-7723 Lions@ RPMMANAGED.COM HICKORY CREEK APARTMENTS FOR SENIORS. (62 and older), disabled (50 and older). Shelby. Now taking applications for waiting list. 418 East Warren Street, Shelby. (704) 487-6354 2&3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Nice and clean, water furnished. Oak Grove Community, Kings Mtn. Call or text, 704-739-0259. 1031 COUNTY HOME ROAD SHELBY. 2 Bedroom, 1 bathroom. Rent $850, Deposit $850, Application Fee $25. Includes power & water, industrial area so no children. 704-2144180 ONE PERSON ONLY. Small mobile home rental. $500 mo, $400 deposit. No W/D hookup. No Pets. Oak Grove area. Call for appointment between 9am6pm. Background check required. $30 non-refundable Application Fee. (704) 734-5820 RUTHERFORD COUNTY 2 & 3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Small private park between Spindale and Forest City. Starting at $600 per month. 828-382-0475. 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




From Page 1B

Along with their community service, the students will collaborate on an Innovation Challenge that brings classroom learning together with community engagement. Before they arrive, students will receive a prompt related to a problem affecting the community. When they come to campus, they will be divided into teams to work together on creating solutions. At the end of the week, they will present their ideas to a panel of faculty, staff, and community partners. Applications must be submitted by July 1, 2023. Students must meet the following requirements:

• Currently in 9th -11th grades (graduating seniors


From Page 5B luxurious, indicates the landscaping company Earth Development, Inc.

• Don’t overlook the possibility of a lawn abutting pavers or concrete surrounding a pool, as it can soften the edges and keep spaces open and inviting.

• Incorporate herbs or fragrant plants, which can transform a pool day into a spa experience. Consider

are not eligible)

• Unweighted GPA of at least 3.7

• Any of the following test scores:

• 21 ACT

• 1040 on the New SAT

low-maintenance lavender as an option.

Pool landscaping must marry a variety of different features and plant requirements. As a result, a professional consultation may be the route to take. Landscape architects will have the knowhow to select plant varieties that will be tolerant, beautiful and fulfill homeowners’ wishes. Backyard pools can make a backyard retreat that much more enjoyable.

• 1020 on the New PSAT including Reading, Math, Writing

• 980/98 with Math and Reading on the old testing format

Auxiliary aids will be


From page 7B and hummingbirds places to stop by and visit. Consider the help of a professional landscaper to bring a vision of a lush, plant-filled retreat to life.

Blend in the pool or spa

With some unique landscape architecture, the pool or hot tub can be built right into the landscape, making it a cohesive part of the design. This can make the yard seem even more like an oasis, especially when the pool is

made available to persons with disabilities upon request 10 working days prior to the event. Please call 704406-4270 or email disabilityservices@gardner-webb. edu with your request.

flanked by a waterfall or bubbling fountain. Add some music

Thanks to wireless speakers that rely on Bluetooth technology, it’s easy to have music piped right into the backyard. Set up a wireless speaker in an inconspicuous spot, such as inside a planter or in the rafters of a gazebo. Turning a backyard into an oasis can provide the respite many people look for on their properties.

Fun Part-Time Jobs Ideas for Retirees

Dear Savvy Senior,

As a 68-year-old retiree, I’m interested in finding a fun part-time job that can occupy some of my time and generate a little extra income. Can you write a column on lowstress part-time jobs that are popular among retirees?

Part-Time Retiree

Dear Retiree,

Working part-time in retirement can be a terrific way to occupy your time and earn some extra income. The key, however, is finding the right gig that’s fun and satisfying for you. While there are literally hundreds of different part-time job opportunities out there for retirees, here are a few possibilities to explore.

Pet Services: If you love animals, consider pet sitting and/or dog walking. Pet sitters, who attend to a pet’s needs when their owner is away, can earn $15 to $40 per visit. Dog walkers can make $10 to $30 for a 30-minute walk.

To find these jobs, advertise your services in veterinarians’ offices or online at sites like or Or, if you’d rather work for an organization that offers these services, visit Rover. com.

Teach or Tutor: Depending on your expertise, you could substitute teach or tutor students privately on any number of subjects. Substitute teachers typically make between $75 and $125/day, while tutors can earn between $15 to $30 per hour.

To look for substitute teaching positions, contact your local school district to see if they are hiring and what qualifications they require. To advertise tutoring services, use websites like and

Or, if you have a bachelor, master or doctoral degree, inquire about adjunct teaching at a nearby college or university.

Drive: If you like to drive, you can get paid to drive others around using Uber or Lyft apps, or become a food delivery driver through Instacart or Uber Eats. Drivers make around $15 per hour.

Babysit: If you like kids, babysitting can be a fun way to put money in your pocket. Hourly rates vary by location ranging anywhere from $10 to $40 per hour. To find jobs or advertise your services, use sites like as and

Tour guide: If you live near any histor-

ical sites or locations, national parks or museums (anywhere that attracts tourists), inquire about becoming a tour guide. This pays anywhere from $10 to $40/hour.

Write or edit: Many media, corporate and nonprofit websites are looking for freelancers to write, edit or design content for $20 to $60 per hour. To find these jobs try, FreelanceWritingGigs. com and

Consult: If you have a lot of valuable expertise in a particular area, offer your services as a consultant through a firm or on your own through freelancer sites like Upwork. com,, or Guru. com.

Translator or interpreter: If you’re fluent in more than one language you can do parttime interpretation over the phone or translate documents or audio files for $20 to $40/ hour. Try sites like, or to locate translation jobs.

Public events: Sporting events, festivals, concerts and shows need ticket takers, security guards, ushers, concession workers and more. The pay is usually $10 to $20/hour. Contact nearby venues to apply.

Tax preparer: If you have tax preparation experience or are willing to take a tax prep course you can find seasonal work preparing tax returns at big-box tax firms like H&R Block or Jackson Hewitt for around $17/ hour.

Bookkeeper: If you have a finance or accounting background you can find freelance bookkeeping gigs at sites like and, or through firms like

Librarian assistant: If you love books, public libraries hire part-time workers to shelve books, send out overdue notices, help patrons, etc. Contact your local library to see what’s available.

If you don’t find these options appealing, try, which lists thousands of flexible work-at-home jobs from more than 5,700 employers. Membership fees start at $10.

Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book.

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