KM Herald 4-19-23

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Earth Day April 22 at Gateway Trail

The City of Kings Mountain in partnership with the Kings Mountain Gateway Trail will celebrate the 53rd anniversary of Earth Day by hosting an Earth Day Celebration Saturday, April 22nd, 2023. Free activities will be provided by various community organizations and vendors.

Enchanting creatures from the world of Sigmon Theatrical will roam the trail. Dino Encounters by Ross plan to bring some very cool dinosaur friends to the event. Woody the Owl will be there too.

Other attractions will include an Animal Petting Zoo, Instrument Petting Zoo, Balloon Art, Face Painting, Wood Working, Food Vendors, Upcycle Artisans, and Entertainment by The Medicine Crow Duo and the Ful-

Hord Mansion celebrates Centennial

Kings Mountain residents visited the Hord Mansion to celebrate the building’s 100th birthday on Wednesday, April 12, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. A steady stream of visitors dropped in throughout the day, keeping library staff

busy as they shared this once beautiful home and its history with the city’s residents.

Approaching the front steps to the mansion, flowers decorated each side of the entryway. Once inside, See HORD, Page 5A

ton Family.

The Butterfly Release is by far a crowd favorite! Make plans to help release 200 painted Lady butterflies back into their natural habitat. This activity supports the national and environmental cause to save our pollinators.

Extra parking is across the street from the trailhead and along Quarry Road. Come out, celebrate our beautiful earth, and enjoy a walk on the trail! This special event will begin at 11:00 am.

For more information on the Earth Day, contact the City of Kings Mountain’s Special Events Department at 704-730-2101, or visit their website at www.KingsMountainEvents.Com. You may also visit their Facebook page at @cityofkmspecialevents.

Farce of Nature debuts at KMLT April 28

Kings Mountain Little Theatre will continue its season with the comedy, “Farce of Nature,” directed by Amy Hardin on Friday, April 28, at 7:30 p.m. This play is sponsored by the Jim and Penny Larson Family

KMLT is pleased to announce that performances are scheduled for April 28, 29 and May 5, and 6 at 7:30 PM with matinees on Sundays, April 30 and May 7 at 3:00 pm.

The non-stop hilarity of this Southern-fried farce highlights one day in the life of the Wilburn family of Mayhew, Arkansas. Meet D. Gene Wilburn (Greg Dixon), the owner and proprietor of the Reel ‘Em Inn, the finest little fishing lodge in the Ozarks. Well, it used to be, but lately

business is down, tourists are few, and the lone guest who’s just checked in—an extremely jittery Carmine DeLuca (Tim Evans) from Chicago— is only there due to a location shift in

the Witness Protection Program. Doesn’t anybody just want to fish anymore? Certainly not D. Gene’s frustrated wife, Wanelle (Denise McCoy), who’s fed up with their lackluster romantic life. She’s taken drastic steps to improve it through hypnotic suggestion; and, for the life of him, D. Gene cannot understand why his pants keep falling down.

D. Gene’s feisty sister Maxie (Mary Grace Keller) has her own problems, chief among them battling ageism to resume her career in law enforcement. a task that’s going to prove to be much harder than she bargained for, since she keeps losing both her gun and the bullets. And See KMLT, Page 5A

Mt. Olive Baptist Church food giveaway helps those in need

Seeds for a variety of fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers are available for citizens to pick-up at the library.

Seed library is open at Mauney Memorial Library

The seed library at Mauney Memorial Library is restocked and ready to go. They have a wide variety of open-pollinated heirloom seeds. Let's get growing,

Kings Mountain! Seeds are free to all community members! Sign up one time, then you may take up to 10 packets of seeds per season. Right now, they have a wide variety of vegetables, herbs, and flower seeds, and they will add more soon.

On Saturday, April 15, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., Mt. Olive Baptist Church (MOBC) held their food giveaway at 146 Dixon School Road, helping those in need from the community. The event is held every other week at the church.

The program is supported by Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina, and church members served 60 families in three hours.

The church’s website shares, “With such abundance in our country there are people going without food each night here in our community. MOBC Ministries serve the underserved in our community as compelled by our Savior Jesus Christ

We’re here to serve!”

Between visitors, volunteers filled bags with groceries. Laughter filled the

air as they went about their work. As a car approached, members carried bags to the vehicle and, recogniz-

ing the visitor, asked about their family and the health of loved ones. While getting See GIVEAWAY, Page 5A

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These youngsters watch as the butterflies awaken and fly away. Dinosaur rides are available for the youngsters. Photos by City of KM Steve Watkins and Pauline Elliott sharing food with the community. Photos by Loretta Cozart Hord Mansion on its centennial in April 2023. Photo by Loretta Cozart


Darrell Mitchell Forbes, Sr.

KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – Darrell Mitchell Forbes, Sr., 82, of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away on April 16, 2023 at his home. He was born in Gaston County, NC, son of the late Hugh Frank and Maudie Lou Postell Forbes and was preceded in death by his brother Dennis Forbes.

Darrell served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy before spending 20 years as a mechanic and supervisor at Duplex International. In his later years, he worked at Rick’s Country Store. Regulars were always greeted with a joke and a smile, and customers sometimes hung around for hours just to talk and spend time with Darrell.

Darrell was a master gardner who maintained a pristine yard and garden area and grew especially delicious tomatoes and blueberries. He loved taking time to share his green thumb and horticultural knowledge, especially with his grandchildren. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, and being outdoors and cherished spending time with and loving on his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was a huge sports fan and coached baseball for many years. He always attended athletic events and ballgames where his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren were participating. He was an avid fan of the Duke Blue Devils and Tennessee Volunteers. Darrell loved the Lord and was a longtime member of Bethlehem Baptist Church.

Above all, Darrell was a dedicated family man who loved to tell jokes and share laughter. He was very giving with his time and the food from his garden and was always grateful for any kindness or visits from family and friends.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years: Edith Atwell Forbes of Kings Mountain; son: Darrell Mitchell Forbes, Jr. and wife Annette of Grover; daughter: Tina Forbes Champion and husband Mark of Kings Mountain; siblings:

Lavenie Forbes Hawk, H.F. Forbes and wife Janice, Betty Forbes Brewer, and Dewey

Forbes and wife Phyllis, all of Anderson; grandchildren:

Dustin Forbes and girlfriend

Jessica Panther of Grover, Chelsea Champion Webster and husband Ryan of Kings Mountain, Tiffani Champion

Hudson and husband Andrew of Winston-Salem, Hunter

Champion of Kings Mountain; great-grandchildren:

Landon Webster and Carter

Webster of Kings Mountain.

Darrell is also survived by numerous nephews and nieces and his special friend Rick Moore.

Funeral service will be held on Friday, April 21, 2023 at 2 PM at Bethlehem Baptist Church with Reverend Steve Taylor officiating.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 20, 2023 from 6 PM to 8 PM at Harris Funeral Home.

Interment will be held in Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Mr. Forbes’ memory may be made to Bethlehem Baptist Church or Veteran’s Administration.

Guest register is available at:

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

Ruth Barnett Wilson

KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – Ruth Barnett Wilson, 92, of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away on April 15, 2023 at White Oak Manor in Kings Mountain, NC.

She was daughter of the late Stewart Kenneth Barnett and Dorothy Minella Sprague Barnett and was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Roy Wilson.

Ruth was strong in her faith and was a member of Central United Methodist Church where she enjoyed the music. She was a member of the Cleveland County Board of Elections and the Cleveland County Republican Party. She was proud of her efforts to build the Republican Party in Cleveland County. She received many awards from the Republican party for her dedication and service. The Spirit of Ruth Wilson Award was established by the Republican party and is given annually.

Ruth was the recipient of the Order of the Long Leaf Pine presented by Governor Jim Hunt. She was a long time volunteer of the Cleveland County Red Cross. Ruth was also a longtime member of PEO Sisterhood. She enjoyed traveling, camping and spending time outdoors.

Her family was first and foremost in her life and always enjoyed spending time with them. Ruth had the ability to make the best of any situation, she will be missed dearly by her family and community.

She is survived by her daughter: Kathy Livsie and husband Aubrey, Kings Mtn. NC; son: Ken Wilson and wife Dolores, Gastonia, NC; sister: Jean Stager, Rock Hill, SC; grandchildren: Stewart Livsie and wife Danielle, Albuquerque, NM; Andrew Livsie, Knoxville, TN and Erin Wilson and Kristen Wilson, both of Belmont, NC; great-grandchildren: Lexi Livsie, James Livsie and Mia Livsie.

A Memorial Service will be held at Central United Methodist Church on Friday April 21, 2023 at 1:30 pm with Rev. Bruce Gwyn officiating.

Visitation will immediately following the service at Central United Methodist Church.

Internment will be at Stafford Springs Cemetery, Stafford Springs, Connecticut.

In lieu of flowers memorial may be made to Central United Methodist Church 113 S. Piedmont Avenue, Kings Mountain, NC 28086 or Charity of donors choice. Guest register is available at:

Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services

Kings Mountain, NC is in charge of arrangements.

2023 is NC Year of the Trail: Please give back to Friends of Crowders Mountain Trails

The Friends of Crowders Mountain, Inc. invites volunteers for trailwork and/or litter pickup on Saturdays, April 22, May 6, June 3(NTD*), and September 23(NPLD*) Meet at the Sparrow Springs Visitor Center, 522 Park Office Lane, Kings Mtn., NC at 8:30 a.m.; finish at noon. Tools, snacks, and water will be provided. Dress appropriately for out-

Kathleen Richburg Inman


– Kathleen Richburg Inman, 83, of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away on April 16, 2023 at White Oak Manor in Kings Mountain, NC.

She was born in Gaston County, NC, daughter of the late Willie and Eva Gathings Richburg and was preceded in death by her brother, Lee Richburg and her sister, Janette Fraizer.

Kathleen was a homemaker and was a wonderful mother to her five children.

She was known for her sense of humor and could always make the people around her laugh. A tough day be-

door work and bring any necessary medications. Trailwork days are heat index (90+) and weather(rain, snow, strong wind, lightning, storms) dependent. Please see FriendsOfCrowdersMtn or If questions, contact the park office at 704-853-5375.

*NTD – National Trails Day – June 3 National Trails Day at

came so much better when Kathleen was around. She enjoyed watching old cowboy movies, wrestling, and was an avid Nascar fan. Kathleen’s day was not complete until she had watched “her stories” and never missed her soap operas. She was a stern but loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother who will be missed dearly by everyone who knew her.

She is survived by her children: Linda Bowen (Charles), Andy Inman (Karen), Steve Inman (Patricia), Willie Inman (Sheila), and Allen Inman (Wendy), all of Kings Mountain, NC; grandchildren: Jennifer, Julie, Summer, Eric, Mitchell, Amber, Brandy, and Kristen; great grandchildren: Nova, Leeland, Ashton, Jayden, Walker, PJ, Blade, CC, Cas, and Liam.

Funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 20, 2023 at 2:00 PM in the Ollie Harris Memorial Chapel.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 20, 2023 from 1:00 PM to 1:50 PM prior to the service at Harris Funeral Home.

Interment will be in Mountain Rest Cemetery.

Crowders Mountain State Park is a special volunteer work day.

Meet at the Boulders Access, 108 Van Dyke Road, Kings Mountain, NC at 8:30 a.m. for refreshments, fellowship, and meet the trail crew leaders. Volunteers will be divided into crews and do trail maintenance until 12 noon. Water, snacks, work gloves, safety glasses, insect repellant, and tools will be provided. Dress appropriately

Delores Patterson

GAFFNEY, SC – Mrs. Delores Patterson, 94, of 1508 W Rutledge Avenue, passed away on Saturday, April 8th, 2023, at her residence.

Born in Kings Mountain, NC, she was the wife of the late Everette Patterson and the daughter of the late William and Mary Queen Williams. She previously worked in retail and was a member of David Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening, quilting, cooking for the family, crafting, and attending church.

for outdoor work and bring any necessary medications. Trail work volunteers will be treated to lunch after the workday by the Friends of Crowders Mountain, Inc. Interested folks are invited to attend the FOCM, Inc. Board meeting at 1 p.m. *NPLD – National Public Lands Day – September 23 Location, time, and other details same as NTD-National Trails Day.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Selma Williams Harmon Hawkins, Mildred Williams Harmon, John Buford Williams, and Beatrice Williams Allen.

Surviving Mrs. Patterson are a son, Thomas Steel (Bertha), a granddaughter, Nicole Smith (Chris), five step grandchildren, Amanda Westmoreland (Joey), Billy Smith (Jessica), Joseph Smith, Dustin Smith, and Brittney Smith, a number of great grandchildren, and two greatgreat grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, April 13, 2023, from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm at David Baptist Church, 2300 David Baptist Church Rd. Kings Mountain, NC. Funeral services will immediately follow, at 2:00 pm with Rev. Brian Taule and Rev. Jody Griffin officiating.

Interment will be at David Baptist Church cemetery.

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Captain America, Anna & Elsa: 1pm-5pm Balloon Lady

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APRIL 6: Marquae Deshawn Armstrong, 21, Gastonia, communicating threats, transported to Gaston County Law Enforcement Center, no bond.

APRIL 6: Brittany Nicole Cogdell Dixon, 30, 1810 Shelby Road, shoplifting, $1,000 secured bond.

APRIL 7: Michael Gene Biles, 44, Kings Mountain, misdemeanor larceny, $1,000 secured bond.

APRIL 10: Brandon Maurice Sturdivant, 24, Oakboro, failure to appear, driving while license revoked, $100 secured bond.

APRIl 10: Krystal Dawn Baisden, 38, 312 El Bethel Road, failure to appear, probation violation; failure to appear, simple possession; failure to appear, possession stolen motor vehicle; $37,000 secured bond.

APRIL 13: Marquae Deshawn Armstrong, 21, Gastonia, communicating threats, transported to Gaston County Law Enforcement Center, $5,000 secured bond.


APRIL 6: A resident of Amhurst Drive reported theft of money and ladies’ rings.

APRIL 6: Walmart, Shelby Road, reported shoplifting.

APRIL 6: A resident of Alpine Drive reported damage to


APRIL 7: Patriot Jack, 832 E. King Street, reported larceny of sunglasses valued at $900.

APRIL 10: Cash Pro Pawn Shop, 201 S. Battleground Avenue, reported fraud by a customer.


APRIL 4: Officer Carpenter said David William Lamb, 125 Sam Smith Drive, operating a 2016 Ram, struck a trailer attached to a parked 2011 Chevrolet at 110 S. Railroad Avenue doing no damage to the vehicle owned by Jeffrey Wilson, 210 Press Sweezy Road but damaging the Ram an estimated $1,000.

APRIL 4: Officer Rochford said Kenneth Grant, 1561 York Road, rear-ended a 2015 Chevrolet operated by Mark Berry, 412 Chestnut ridge Road. The accident happened at the red light on NC 161 at USW 74 Business. Property damage was estimated at $2,500.

APRIL 6: Officer Earls said Jane Yarbro, Landing Street, operating a 2014 Ford, was attempting to park in the parking lot at Walmart, Shelby Road, and a shopping cart was partially blocking it. She was attempting to miss the cart and hit a stop sign in front of the parking stall. Property damage was estimated at $1,500.

APRIL 6: Officer Matheson said Charles Anthony Cruz,

103 Falls Street, operating a 2006 Dodge on Phifer Road, struck a 2015 Hyundai operated by Felicia Lott, left the scene, and was apprehended on S. Battleground Road at Margrace Road. Lott was transported to the hospital with possible injuries from the air bag. Property damage was estimated at $6,000.

APRIL 8: Officer Rochford charged Russell Allen Lewis, Bessemer City, with driving while impaired after an accident on Waco Road. Lewis, operating a 2001 Isu, struck a parked 2003 Mazda owned by Julie Jackson, 307 Waco Road. Cleveland County EMS transported Lewis with minor injuries to Atrium Health Kings Mountain.

APRIL 9: Officer Medlin said Jami Nivens, 122 Brook Road, operating a 2016 Honda, rear-ended a 1999 Chevrolet operated by Richard Crawford, 332 Unity Church Road on NC 161 Business. Crawford was in the process of turning right into the parking lot of Battleground BP. Property damage was estimated at $4,200.

CITATIONS APRIL 2: Brandon Lee Thomasson, 31, Lincolnton, no operator’s license.

5: Trelain Maurice Howard, 38, York, SC, Roderia Danaysa Rhodes, 28, Charlotte, See POLICE, Page 8A

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A partnership between Mt. Zion and Mt. Olive Baptist Churches, called All Youth Movement (AYM) has collaborated to help youth transition into the best versions of themselves spiritually, interpersonally, and physically as they approach young adult life with complete confidence and understanding of who they are in Christ Jesus. The AYM program is for youth ages 12to 17-years-old. The churches kicked-off on March 18, and more children are welcome to participate by attending a group meeting. AYM meets twice a month on the second and fourth Saturday, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The second Saturday of the month, they meet at Mt. Olive Baptist Church at 146 Dixon School Rd. The fourth Saturday of the month, they meet at Mt. Zion Baptist Church at 220 N. Watterson Street. If you or your organization would like more information about AYM, call Henry Gilmore III at 980-404-1185, or 980277-1293. Currently the churches need assistance in providing book bags for middle and high school students. Churches partner for All Youth Movement in KM
These young women participate in a group activity. (Photos provided) Youth gather at Mt. Zion to learn more about the All Youth Movement in Kings Mountain. Photos by Justin Osborne

Pieces of Kings Mountain History

National Parks Week is being celebrated in the United States from April 22-April 30.

Americans are encouraged to get outside and enjoy a National Park near them. We in Kings Mountain are blessed to have our very own Kings Mountain National Military Park just eight miles south of town. For many of us, our ancestors fought in this battle. I have learned that making the land part of the National Parks was not a popular idea early on.

After the Civil War, many battle sites in the south were downplayed. And Kings Mountain was one of them. Persistence was what ultimately saved this piece of our history. It is humbling to walk where our ancestors fought, and some died. Were it not for the DAR and others who wanted this battleground preserved, Kings Mountain National Military Park might never have become what it is today.

While preparing the park for a visit from President Hoover in 1930, construction projects were undertaken that we continue to enjoy. Many take the drive to the Kings Mountain National Military Park for granted: it is so easy to get there that we think little about it. Whether you travel to the

park via US Highway 29 or Route 161, you reach your destination in no time.

I love driving the Main Park Road, a two-lane blacktop through serene woods. Here we get a glimpse of what the area looked like before the battle occurred. It is an especially beautiful place in the spring and fall.

While reading from the Col. Frederick Hambright DAR Chapter’s Minutes Book and other historical records, I have gained a new appreciation of that road and the effort it took to build. In 1916, the DAR ladies from our chapter could only wish for a decent road to the battlefield. They took great pains to lobby for a better road at the state and federal levels; years later their dream became reality.

Before the Battle of Kings Mountain, the area that makes up the National Military Park was crisscrossed by Indian paths. One went from the Catawba Nation through what would later become the City of Kings Mountain. The area near the battleground was known as a good place to hunt, but farming wasn’t ideal due to the rocky soil. If you search online, you can find Mouzon’s Map of North and South Carolina 1775 to view these paths.

In the mid-1700’s, the Colonial Road was used by many seeking their fortunes in the Carolinas. The Upper Road (or Piedmont

Road) was especially popular among the Scots Irish colonists who settled in the backcountry. In the 1780’s North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia was known as the backcountry. When I read the word “backcountry” as a child, I imagined they meant across the mountain, not my backyard.

Both the British and American Patriots reached Little Kings Mountain by way of “an old Cherokee trail, now known as the Colonial Road. This is the only historical structure in the park remaining from the time of the battle,” according to The National Parks Conservation Association’s “Resource Assessment” done in 2010. Today, remnants of this road can be found throughout the park and continue beyond its boundaries on private land.

When President Herbert Hoover visited in 1930, a One-Day-Road was constructed between US Highway 29 to Route 161 to carry dignitaries and guests from the Charlotte-Atlanta Railway to the battlefield. While it seems hard to believe, it is estimated that more than 75,000 people attended the event. Five months later, on March 3, 1931, the park ownership was transferred to the National Park Service and renamed the “Kings Mountain National Military Park”.

By 1941, the Civilian Conservation Corps relo-

Looking Back

cated the Main Park Road southward to help obscure its view from the top of battlefield ridge. The new roadway, with swales lined with stone rubble, wide grassy shoulders, and concrete and metal pipe culverts (some with stone facing) were designed for the new road alignment.

This is the road we drive upon today.

I now realize that what I perceived to be an “untouched area” along the roadway required great engineering skill and talent to make it appear in a natural state. I am sure the DAR ladies were quite pleased with the results!

So, when you take my next trip through the park, be thankful for all those who came before, from the Native Americans who created the paths to the young men of the Civilian Conservation Corps who built the road. We owe a debt to everyone who took the See PIECES, Page 5A

Fences, guards and guns in American schools

Eventually every school system in America will have to fence in every school and put an armed guard at every gate. Inside the school building cameras will have to be focused on doors and vulnerable glass windows and someone will have to monitor all the cameras. Some school systems will be slow on adding such security but lawsuits from teachers will eventually bring more stringent security into reality.

way of escape. Newspapers and media sources should eliminate mentioning the name of such killers. As evil as it is, these mentally ill people see such acts as a way for them to get massive negative attention and to go out in what they perceive to be a moment of glory.

other evil people who aren’t concerned about keeping the law. Then, we will be defenseless and at their mercy. Fentanyl is illegal but over a 100,000 people died in 2022 from fentanyl and synthetic opioids.

Kings Mountain Historical Museum shared a post about their collection, “Working with museum collections each day always turns up new information and objects. Today we came upon this photograph of the Baseball Squad of Compact High School from the 1960s, which really gives us a limited snapshot in time. Why do you ask?”

“In 1872, African American residents in Kings Mountain, NC decided they must organize a school that would provide the education needed for their children to have a chance to become leaders in the Black community. The result was Compact School, an elementary school which was named for a compact agreement that 12 men signed to get the school started.

Compact school enrollment climbed to more than 50 by 1874. Compact School’s Rosenwald School was built in 1924 on the site of what later became Compact High School. After becoming a state accredited high school in 1939, Compact held its first commencement ceremony on May 2, 1940. The accredited high school operated for 25 years and graduated more than 500 students. In 1961, Compact School consolidated with Kings Mountain’s city school system and by 1966, the Kings Mountain school system was desegregated, and the Compact school served once again as an elementary school from 1966 to 1969.”

The Nashville shooting of three children and three adult workers was another heinous act carried out by a deranged person. Someone who commits such an act is beyond mentally ill, they have become mentally deranged. Sadly, the individual waited too long to get psychological help.

I don’t want to mention the shooter’s name because too much attention is given to people who kill innocent school teachers and children and even people in houses of worship. They prey on places that are typically gun-free zones filled with people who are often trapped with no

The idea of such security at all our schools is difficult to embrace but we have no choice. This adds to the financial challenges facing school systems. A fence is not aesthetically appealing. It looks third world but that’s where we are in America. I’ve traveled to enough third world countries to have viewed walls around average homes, churches and schools. In Brazil many walls are erected around homes because of the high crime rate. Thieves are everywhere in Brazil. There are many wonderful people in Brazil but also plenty of thieves.

We didn’t grow up with fences and walls. We don’t want them today, but do we have a choice?

Many believe eliminating semi-automatic rifles is the answer. A killer with two six shooters could still kill someone and probably several in a classroom filled with children. If we outlaw guns in this country, then evil people will find a way to smuggle them into our country to

I don’t own a semi-automatic rifle but if China or Russia invades us, I want one. Actually, I want one for my wife, children and grandkids. We need at least a chance to defend ourselves.

By all means we must stop the mentally ill from having such weapons but that’s hard to do when someone has no record of any psychotic episodes. There is nothing wrong with a waiting period for buying a gun and a background check. Obviously private and religious schools are targets like any other school. Everyone is vulnerable.

Every school and Board of Education must be in serious planning stages for implementing the best security possible for our children. This is something that has never happened to most schools or churches in America but everyone is vulnerable. It only takes one such act next month or 10 years from now to kill people and devastate a community.

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LORETTA COZART Glenn Mollette Guest Editorial Compact baseball players front row, L-R: Marvin White, John Houze, Alfred Stephens, Jerry Mitchem, Don Leach, Charles Jones, and Johnny Manning, Back Row Thomas Adams, Beauford Pressley, Bobby Elliott, Dwight Roseboro, Jerry Gardner, and George Adams. Photo by KMHM


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From Page 1A food to the hungry is their main goal, souls are also nurtured.

In addition to their Food Giveaway, the church also has a meals on wheels program, feeding as many as 150 people in the commu-


From Page 4A time to remember the Battle of Kings Mountain and made efforts to preserve this battlefield; those who worked on annual commemorations and those who labored to protect this place from the ravages of development deserve our grati-


From Page 1A she never anticipated the gangster Camine’s been dodging for the last five years, Sonny Barbosa (Chris Huffstetler), is about to walk through the door, in hot pursuit of his sexy wife, Lola (Caswell Martin). Seems the headstrong Lola has driven hundreds of miles to the lodge to fol-


“Here at Mt Olive Baptist our mission is to spread the gospel throughout the world. We do this through our local and global mission projects. This ranges from feeding the hungry right here in our backyard to sending food and health supplies overseas,” Deacon Charles Stephens said.

tude, as well. As you drive through this park and admire the beautiful Dogwood blossoms of spring, say a silent prayer of thanks that good people recognized the significance of this spot in our Nation’s history and gave of their time, energy, and money to protect it for us… and future generations.

low her boytoy, D. Gene and Wanelle’s son, Ty (Mark Griffin). But Lola meets her match in Ty’s seemingly innocent girlfriend, Jenna (Maddie Spurling), whose patience has reached the breaking point after months of waiting for Ty to come home.

Estelle Grabert completes the cast as Roxanne Thorne.

Priority is given to their supportive season members, and they can make a reservation to attend a performance

a beautiful floral arrangement greeted guests in the foyer. Refreshments were offered just beyond the library desk, and a collection of pictures, memorabilia, and ephemera of the Hord Mansion was on display throughout the main level of the home, encouraging visitors to walk through the facility and admire the recent restorations overseen by Library Director Christina Martin.

A highlight of the event was a tour of the library’s second floor, a space that is normally off-limits to the public. During recent renovations, this part of the facility saw the most repair as it was brought back to life with plasterwork and paint. A once leaky roof had allowed water in, that damaged the ceiling and walls. Period light fixtures replaced ones that didn’t match the original style of the home. The library’s roof was replaced in 2022, and windows throughout the building were repaired and reglazed.

for our plays. All others may purchase tickets at the box office or online at www.kmlt. org. Ticket prices are $15 for adults and $10 for students and senior citizens. Reserved seating not claimed at least 10 minutes before show time are subject to release for purchase by others seeking tickets.

Season members may make reservations by calling the theater at 704-730-9408 and leaving a message or send a request to

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Aside from the roof and windows, the front columns of the Hord Mansion were also repaired, due to cracks in the stucco.

Dr. Jacob George Van Buren Hord built the mansion in 1923. It was donated to the city of Kings Mountain for use as a library by the children of Jacob S. and Margaret Juletta Mauney in 1947. From 1947 to about 1962–1963, the building also functioned as a teacherage for the Kings Mountain school system.

The Hord Mansion is a two-story, five bay, yellow-brick Southern Colonial Revival-style house. The front facade features a two-story, pedimented tetrastyle portico with stucco-finished masonry columns.

The library renovation was completed in July 2021, and revealed to the Herald for an exclusive story. During the prior year, the facility underwent some much-needed renovations, including a new roof, plasterwork, paint, window restoration, new storm windows, and new flooring.

One of the first projects

was to restore the windows throughout the home, and there are more than forty of them. Each window had to be removed and taken offsite to clean, remove years of old paint, repaint, and reglazed.

The windows were painstakingly removed, marked, repaired, and reinstalled in their original place in the building.

Storm windows were allowed by the National Register of Historic Places to protect the original single-pane windows.

In an interview with Library Director Christina Martin, she shared an interesting tidbit discovered during the renovation, “We learned that

Refreshments were offered during the centennial celebration.

a small detail in each window indicated the wealth of Dr. J.G. Hord. The window company owner came to give us an estimate and he touched this little piece of gingerbread and asked, ‘Do you know what that means? It means they had money.’”

The small pieces of gingerbread in each window were hand carved, which took time and added to the cost of the home. The house was built in a time when Kings Mountain had fewer than 3,000 people, and most of the homes in town were built by the mill at a cost of $1,200, or less. Kings Mountain had its share of nicer

homes at the time, but the majority were modest dwellings for millworkers and shopkeepers. Without records, it is unclear the exact cost to build the Hord Mansion, but from the home’s detail one can see that Dr. Hord was a wealthy man. Library staff worked diligently to preserve and restore the Hord Mansion as closely as possible to its original state in 1923. Without the home’s original plans, staff could only guess what once was. Even so, their hard work and dedication, along with city funding, keeps this special building alive to serve the people of Kings Mountain for another century.

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Barbara Bell fills grocery bags with food at Mt. Olive Baptist Church food giveaway. Photos by Loretta Cozart Volunteers gather for Mt. Olive Baptist Church’s Food Giveaway every other week. Pictured L-R: Tammy Parker, Pauline Elliott, Barbara Bell, and Steve Watkins in back. HORD MANSION CELEBRATES 100TH BIRTHDAY – Dr. J. G. Hord was brother to John Mordecai Hord, is the great grandfather to these sisters. Pictured L-R: Mary Jo Hord Whitley, Barbara Hord Fulton, Anne Hord Gamble, and Nancy Hord Bunch. Not pictured is their brother, D.F. Hord III. Decorations greet guests at the door, for the Hord Mansion’s 100th birthday. Photos by Anne Gamble A grand floral arrangement sits in the foyer of the Hord Mansion. Extensive research revealed much about the Hord family. Unfortunately, without records from the King Mountain Herald, much history of the home and day-to-day news has been lost.

Contending for one’s Faith

In his short epistle, Jude focuses extensively on describing those who pervert the grace of God into sensuality, exposing their effect on the church. But when he gives instruction on how Christians are to “contend for the faith once for all delivered to the saints,” he becomes remarkably concise. Jude begins with a call to focus on one’s own faith by “...building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit,” with “faith” used in reference to the content of what one believes,

not the act of believing. To build one’s self up in the faith is to labor to know it well and to apply it to one’s life. It is impossible to contend for what one doesn’t know!

This “building up” requires careful study of Scripture, which is the primary means by which God makes the gospel known. Anyone who would contend for the faith must take God’s word seriously! In a word full of falsehood, God’s people must be intent upon knowing His truth that we may live it and proclaim it boldly.

Jude joins building oneself up in the faith to praying in the Holy Spirit. Prayer is a vital part of the Christian faith and life. God speaks to us through His word, and He invites us to speak to Him in prayer. Prayer is important to

our study of Scripture, as we ask for the Lord’s help in understanding His word. But prayer is also vital in contending for the truth of God’s word. If we don’t seek His Spirit’s help in prayer, then we may be-come foolishly self-reliant in contending for the faith! Prayer demonstrates our need for God’s wisdom and power. Contending for the faith, and the whole of the Christian life, is contextualized by the rest of Jude’s exhortation: “...keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life.”

When we spend time in God’s word and prayer, we bask in His love expressed in the gospel of Jesus Christ. If contention isn’t made in this love of God, it is likely to be made in pride, self-righteousness, or anger. This

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brings the danger of our contending AGAINST people instead of contending FOR the faith. We must keep ourselves in the love of God! As we contend, we are waiting upon our Savior. The grace and mercy of Jesus Christ will be manifested completely at His return when He brings the fullness of eter-nal life for His waiting people. We will share eternally in His kingdom when it comes. Does that encourage the hard work of faithful contention for the gospel now? Contend-ing is hard, but our God is good, and He is our strength. Contend in confident, in-formed, and expectant faith!

Emmanuel Independent Baptist Church 102 Canterbury Road 704-730-7855

Faith Ablaze Church 1128 S. York Road 704-739-8496

Faith Baptist Church 1009 Linwood Road

Faith Holiness Church Hwy. 161/ Bessemer City Rd. 704-739-1997

Family Worship Center 1818 Shelby Road 704-739-7206

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

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

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

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

Our Mission: Moms In Prayer International impacts children and schools worldwide for Christ by gathering mothers to pray.

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

Grace Fellowship 144 West Mountain Street 704-481-8888

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

Harvest Baptist Church 144 Ware Road 704-734-0714

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

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

Kings Mtn.Dream Center 1128 York Road 704-739-8496

Tim & Angie Goates, Pastors

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

Boyce Memorial ARP Church Edgemont Drive 704-739-4917

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

Church Of God 202 Margrace Road 704-689-4430

Cornerstone Independent Baptist 107 Range Road 704-737-0477

Crowders Mountain Baptist 125 Mayberry Lane 704-739-0310

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

KM Hwy. 704-739-7367

Eastside Baptist Church 308 York Road 704-739-8055

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

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

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

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

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

Lighthouse Ministries 1908 Shelby Rd. Kings Mountain Long Creek Presbyterian Church 701 Long Creek Road 704-629-4406 Love Valley Baptist Church 2032 Bethlehem Road 704-730-0075

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

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Notice: In order to accommodate the number of churches in our communities, we will print two alternating lists of churches each week. If you don’t see the church you’re looking for, be sure to check next week. Support Our Local Churches Call us today to find out how to place your ad on this page 704-484-1047 IF MY PEOPLE WHO ARE CALLED BY MY NAME, SHALL HUMBLE THEMSELVES & PRAY & SEEK MY FACE & TURN FROM THEIR WICKED WAYS; THEN I WILL HEAR FROM HEAVEN, & I WILL FORGIVE THEIR SIN & HEAL THEIR LAND. 2 CHRONICLES 7:14 227 S. Cherokee St. Kings Mountain 704-739-0193 Tire Inc. The Staff of HARRIS FUNERAL HOME 108 S. Piedmont Ave. • Kings Mountain 704-739-2591 C&C Heating & Cooling, LLC Sales–Service Installation Bobby Childers - Owner • NC License #9507 704-739-1043 502 York Rd. • Kings Mountain 704-482-9896 904 S. Post Rd., Shelby Locally Owned and Operated Security & Surveillance Systems Specialists for over 32 Years Kenny Spangler, President CARS THAT FIT YOUR BUDGET 704-487-5520 tel/fax 1016 College Ave. (Hwy. 150) • Shelby, NC 28152 (Near Boiling Springs, NC) IMPORTS STEIBEL ED You Call We Haul 704-739-4747 LAUGHLIN FURNITURE 400 N. Lafayette St., Shelby • 704-484-3204 F a i t h Faith F a m i l y Family F u r n i t u r e Furniture
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Local Pastor writes poignant first book

Dr. Jim Wooten, who is currently serving as the Interim Pastor of First Baptist Church of Shelby, NC after a ministerial career that spanned forty-four years, has written his first book- a compelling and heart-wrenching memoir, tinged with a dash of mystery, a touch of “whodunit”, and a strong dose of reflection and insight.

The book’s title is The Suicide’s Son: A Story of Loss, Struggle and Hope. Set in the small Southern town of Laurens, SC in 1962, The Suicide’s Son recounts the dramatic events that culminate in the shocking death of a thirtyfive-year-old father. The story is told through the eyes and memory of his son, written nearly sixty years later.

The Suicide’s Son is

KM Historical Museum Book Series: They Are Only Gone If They Are Forgotten

also the story of the author’s lifelong quest to deal with the impact of that defining moment upon his life and to find answers to the questions, both personal and existential, inevitably awakened by such an act committed in a child’s formative years. Jim Wooten takes the reader on a journey that is vivid, emotional, poignant, thought-provoking, and ultimately inspirational.

The volume is available in both hardcover and softcover through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other book outlets. Locally, the book can be purchased at the Cleveland County Arts Council building located at 111 South Washington Street in Shelby.

Books will be available at a discount at the “Meet the Author Event” scheduled for Sunday, May 7, from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Shelby, 120 North Lafayette Street. To register, text 704- 418-1199.

Mt. Olive Baptist Church celebrates centennial recognized by City of KM

Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Kings Mountain is celebrating their centennial this year, culminating during Homecoming Sunday, August 12. The city issued a proclamation celebrating the 100th anniversary sharing important history of the church through the proclamation.

The church was founded and established in March 1923 by a group of young men led by Mr. Jerry Cassells and his brothers who saw a need for a church in the Compact community because of the difficulty in attending Long Branch Baptist Church of Grover, which was a 12-mile

roundtrip journey. The congregation’s first meeting was held in the home of Mr. John Cassells and the Reverend S.M. Lowery was called to organize a new church.

Members of the Compact community, through earnest prayer, steadfast commitment, and contributions of their time, resources and talents laid the first cornerstone of the new church in late March 1923, making the dream of a local church a reality. With help from the Lord and growth of the community, the current sanctuary was constructed in 1957 and then in 2002 a new Fellowship Hall was added.

Masters of Distinction

Beautillion May 20

Davidson Association

announces their first Masters of Distinction Beautillion on Saturday, May 20 at 4 p.m. at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church life Center at 220 N. Watterson Street in Kings Mountain.

Patterned after the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.’s Debutant Ball Cotillion with “Pe-

Author Steve Zaley spoke on his book “They Are Only Gone If They Are Forgotten,” at Kings Mountain Historical Museum on April 15 at 2:00 p.m. His book was written based upon the experience of paratroopers who were with the 82nd Airborne Division’s, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment from inception in August 1942 to the demobilization of the high-time combat forces in Europe at the end of the Second World War.

The purpose of his book is to honor the Paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division, designated as the “All American” Division. At the center of that honor are the men of the 505th Combat Team. They were the only parachute infantry regiment to complete four combat operations behind enemy lines by parachute insertion.

“The utmost respect is owed to the families of the men whose accountings were not verbally passed

on, as they made the ultimate sacrifice. Their stories are told only by the white crosses atop the graves on what was once a desolate battlefield far from this place we call home. This narrative began as a simple accounting of one man’s participation in what would become one of the most renowned fighting combat units throughout time,” Zaley shared about his ex-


“As I persevered in uncovering truths about this unit, I found the tale to be far greater than any single man’s participation could ever solely or honorably display. The quest for factual knowledge has produced a document that is a conglomeration of personal accounts from the men who were original members of the combat team. It takes

those accounts, history, General Orders, After-Action Reports, and Combat Newspaper articles into consideration. This writing blends that information into a story that is written in a format so as to reproduce the life and times of some of the original members of the 505th Combat Team, Third Battalion, Headquarters Company.”

Clev. Co. Animal Services expands hours

Cleveland County Animal Services is pleased to announce they will offer expanded weekend hours. The shelter will now be open to the public Monday through Friday, 11 am to 4 pm, and Saturdays, 11 am to 3 p.m., excluding holiday weekends.

“In order to be a better partner to the community, we are modifying our hours to reach more people interested in adopting a pet,” said Brad Gates, Animal Services Director. “We invite the community to visit us and meet those dogs ready to find their forever homes.”

Services offered during Saturday hours include adoption, lost pet reclaim, rabies vaccinations, and foster pickup. Animal intake will not be available on Saturdays.

Adoption fees are $10 for cats and $40 for dogs. This includes spay/neuter, microchip, and up-to-date vaccinations. To receive services, a valid photo ID must be shown.

In some instances, these fees are waived. Special

adoption promotions occur from time to time and include a reduced fee adoption. On-going adoption promotions include:

• Pets for Patriots - Fee waived adoption for retired and active military veterans

• Special Needs Pets - Fee waived adoption for pets with special needs

• Seniors for Seniors - Fee waived adoption for residents older than 60 adopting a dog or cat eight years or older.

• Two for One - Cats

prefer company. Adopt one cat and get the second at no charge.

Cleveland County Animal Services is located at 1601 Airport Road in Shelby. The visitor parking area can be found just past the shelter building.

In addition, the shelter will be launching new volunteer and foster programs. These programs will give residents additional ways to support the shelter through a wide array of opportunities. This may include, but is not limited to exercising animals, assisting with off-site adoption events, caring for young or injured animals, or becoming an adoption ambassador. Interested participants can apply online through a simple application form on the Animal Services website. Visit the Animal Services website at for information on upcoming vaccination clinics, volunteer opportunities, and special adoption events.

tite Pearls of Excellence”, “Masters of Distinction” is designed with workshops and activities giving young boys ages 6 - 11 confidence by learning skills necessary for life.

For more information, contact Katherine Hardy Pendergrass at or by phone at 864-680-0555.

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Last week to visit Bonita Lowe exhibit at Southern Arts Society

Bonita’s drawings are featured in an exhibit at Southern Arts Society in Kings Mountain now through April 22.

“It’s All About the Music” showcases many of Bonita’s favorites in the music industry. Among the musicians/ singers portrayed in the exhibit are members of the Allman Brothers Band, Gregg Allman, Elvis Presley, Janis Joplin, John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Dolly Parton, and Tom Petty to name a few. There are 24 portraits in the

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

Bonita Lowe has always been drawn to art. As a young child she watched her father draw and paint, and he inspired her artistic curiosity. Mostly self-taught, she has pursued studies in life-drawing, design and painting which expanded her knowledge greatly. Another person who influenced Bonita was AB Mauney Snow, the

founder of Southern Arts Society. AB wanted to retire from working as a colorist in the textile industry at Dicey Mills and saw the potential in Bonita’s work. Bonita then

took over for AB at Dicey and worked there for 20 years before retiring herself. Now Bonita lives in Mount Holly where she works in her home studio. Her

primary medium is graphite pencil, which she uses to create detailed, highly realistic drawings. Primarily focusing on portraits of her favorite See SAS, Page 8A


Lisa Proctor

1 box of white cake mix

1/ 2 cup chopped pecans

3 eggs

1 c. oil

1 cup 7-Up drink

(Ed. Note: The recipes in Today’s Cooking Corner, ‘’Monumental recipes,’’ are from a cookbook by Kings Mountain Woman’s Club.)


Maxine Williams

1 box butter recipe cake mix

1 ½ cups sugar

2 pkg. frozen coconut

8 oz. sour cream

12 oz. Lite Cool Whip Make cake according to recipe on box. Bake in two 8- or 9-inch pans. Let cool. Mix sour cream and sugar. Add

1 1/2 pkg. of frozen coconut. Put sour cream and coconut mixture between slit layers.

Ice the cake with Cool Whip. Put the rest of the coconut on top of Cool Whip. Make the cake a day before you need it.


Shirley McMurry

3 c. sugar

1 ½ c. shortening

5 eggs

3 c. sifted flour

1 cup Sun Drop

1 tsp. vanilla

1 tsp. lemon flavoring

Cream sugar and shortening. Add eggs, one at a time and beat well. Add flour alternately with Sun Drop and flavoring, ending with flour. Pour into tubed cake pan and bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

3 boxes pistachio instant pudding mix

1 large carton whipped cream (Cool Whip)

1 cup milk

1 c. sour cream

1 c. powdered sugar

Combine cake mix, nuts, 1 box pistachio pudding mix. Add eggs, oil and 7-Up and mix well 3 minutes. Pour batter into two 9-inch cake pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. Combine Cool Whip, sour cream and 2 boxes pistachio pudding mix in large bowl Add milk and mix. Slowly add powdered sugar and mix until blended to a smooth texture. Spread between cooled layers, top and sides of cake.

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Author Steve Zaley speaks about the 82nd Airborne Division, 505th Combat Team during WWII. Photo by January Costa Adoption Coordinator Heather Dover spends time with Molly, a 7-year-old Boxer Mix. Photo by CC Animal Services

Bogle appointed Gaston Co. District Court Judge

Governor Roy Cooper has appointed Edgar F. Bogle to serve as District Court Judge in Judicial District 27A serving Gaston County. He will fill


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people, she also has drawn animals, structures and even an airplane.

Also on view - works by AB Mauney Snow in the Founders Gallery. In 1984 Snow invited friends and newcomers to start an art organization to educate and support local artists. The name Southern Arts Society (SASi)

was chosen to be inclusive of all artists in the region. Snow died in 2003, just as SASi found a permanent home in

the old Southern Railway Depot. Though she began painting later in life, Snow was a prolific painter. She worked in a variety of mediums and styles, taking workshops with well-known artists around the county. Several of the paintings on display are watercolor and mixed media landscapes, some real and some imagined. Also included are musical figures and florals. SASi continues to sell Snow’s work in their gallery.

the vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable James A. Jackson.

“Ed Bogle brings years of legal knowledge and experience to the bench,” said Governor Cooper. “I’m grateful for his willingness to step up and serve as District Court Judge in Gaston County.”

Edgar “Ed” Bogle is a Partner at Bogle & Anthony,

P.A. He has 27 years of experience as a private practice attorney, including serving as a Guardian ad Litem Attorney Advocate for over 20 years. Bogle earned his Bachelor of Arts at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his Juris Doctor at Wake Forest University School of Law.

Theresa Jett, Shelby, expired tag, no inspection, no insurance.

APRIL 12: Gerald Smith Jr., 42, 204 Edel Street, fictitious tag, no inspection

APRIL 12: Jonathan Daniel wells, 45, 501 W. Mountain Street I, revoked tag, no liability insurance.

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Mountaineers win second straight Shelby tourney, have five tough BSC tests to complete regular season

Kings Mountain’s Mountain-

eers went

3-0 to win their second straight Shelby Easter Baseball Tournament last week at Shelby’s Veterans Field and they began the home stretch of the Big South Conference season last night against a powerful South Point team at Lancaster Field.

The Mountaineers, who are undefeated in the Big South Conference and hoping to repeat as league champions, have a tough

undertaking as they head into the stretch run. They will play South Point again April 20 in Belmont and face Stuart Cramer Tuesday, April 25 at Sims Legion Park in Gastonia. After that they will host Cramer on April 27 for Senior Night before battling their closest and probably toughest rival Crest in the final two BSC games on May 2 at Crest and May 5 at Lancaster Field. A special Champions Night will be held April 28 at 7 p.m. when “old-timers” from the state championship 1989 and 1993 Mountaineer teams face off.

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.

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.”

The Mountaineers edged a strong Burns nine 3-2 in Thursday’s championship game after winning earlier bouts over Brevard 7-2 and South Caldwell 4-3.

The Mountaineers came from behind with single runs in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings after Burns scored its two runs in the top of the fourth.

Kings Mountain got good pitching from Wyatt Davis, Colton Mayes and Aiden Taylor with Taylor coming on in the seventh to put the Bulldogs down in order and get the win.

Davis started and went

the first five innings. He gave up three hits and struck out seven. Mayes and Taylor worked the sixth and seventh and held the Bulldogs hitless.

Caleb Broome, Taylor, Mayes, Jacob Hamrick, Zane Brockman and Cole Irby had a hit apiece for the Mountaineers with Broome and Mayes each getting an RBI. The Mountaineer defense committed just one error.

Kings Mountain rapped 14 hits in its opening round victory over Brevard. Brayden Patrick, Taylor and Jackson Toney handled the pitching chores,

KM golfers second to record-setting Cramer

Kings Mountain High’s golfers finished second to a state-record setting Stuart Cramer team in last week’s Big South golf match at Cramer Mountain Golf Club.

Cramer’s 268 total beat the previous 270 NCHSAA 18-hole record and the Storm’s top golfer Aiden Vargosko shot a 61 which also broke the all-time individual record.

Will Spicer led the

Mountaineers with a 70, followed by Caleb Marr at 73, Baylor Benton 74 and Josh Gillespie and Thomas Spicer with 77 apiece.

The BSC teams were scheduled to play their final conference match Monday with Forestview hosting at Riverbend Golf Course. The Western Regional will be held May 8 and the state championship on May 1516.


Thurs., April 20 4 p.m. – High school track, Cleveland County championship at Kings Mountain High (KM, Burns, Crest and Shelby)

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

7 p.m. – High school baseball, Kings Mountain at South Point (JVs begin at 4 p.m.)

Fri., April 21 TBA – High school softball, North Gaston at Kings Mountain.

6 p.m. – High school women’s soccer, North Gaston at Kings Mountain.

Tues., April 25

TBA – High school softball, Forestview at Kings Mountain.

4 p.m. – High school tennis, Big South Tournament at Kings Mountain High.

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

7:30 p.m. – High school baseball, Kings Mountain at Stuart Cramer (Sims Legion Park, Gastonia).

Wed., April 26 4 p.m. – High school tennis, Big South Conference championship at KMHS.

Yeti Baseball wins on the road

The Cleveland Community College baseball team won their mid-week game at Rockingham Community College on Wednesday 10-9. Starting pitcher Shane Lanier pitched three scoreless innings and struck out four.

Ben Hemphill would double, and Kael Snethen and Alex Khan would collect two hits each. Khan and Caleb Adair both had two RBIs in the offensive

combining for a four-hitter and 12 strikeouts.

Patrick worked the first two innings and gave up one hit and fanned four. Taylor worked three frames and gave up two hits while fanning six to get the win. Toney hurled the final two innings and gave up one hit and fanned two.

Broome led the plate attack with a perfect 4-for-4 which included an RBI and a double. Hamrick was 2-for-4 with two runs and one RBI and Brockman was 2-for-3 with two RBI.

Tucker Cash, Lucas Saldo, Colton Mayes, Jason Melton, Hunter Ellis and

Cole Irby had a hit apiece. The Mountaineers scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to defeat South Caldwell in the semi-finals. South Caldwell had snapped a 1-1 tie with two runs in the top of the seventh.

Brockman hurled the first six innings for the Mountaineers, giving up just four hits and fanning four. Patrick hurled the seventh.

Brockman went 2-for-3 with a double and two runs batted in and Mayes and Hamrick added two hits each. Broome and Saldo had the other two KM hits.

KM/NFL star Tracy Johnson dies of cancer

Former Kings Mountain High School and NFL football star Tracy Johnson, 56, died April 7 in Atlanta, GA after a battle with cancer.

Johnson, then a high school junior, and Curtis Pressley, a senior, were the first two Mountaineers to gain over 1,000 yards rushing in the same year in 1983 for Coach Denny Hicks’ team. Pressley went on to play at Gardner-Webb and Johnson, who moved to Kannapolis for his senior year of high school, was a standout running back for the Clemson Tigers where he was a two-time honorable mention All-American. He later played with the Houston Oilers, Atlanta Falcons, Seattle Seahawks and Tampa Bay Bucca-

neers in a seven-year career in the NFL.

Besides being an outstanding running back, Johnson was also a great blocker for his fellow ball carriers.

Johnson’s running helped Danny Ford’s Clemson Tigers win backto-back ACC championships in 1987 and 1988 and his excellent blocking skills helped his teammates gain tons of yardage. During his Clemson career he gained 1,579 yards rushing and scored 23 touchdowns and accumulated 180 career knockdown blocks.

He spent eight years in the NFL as a running back and special teams player.


The team plays at home this weekend, hosting Southwest Virginia Community College in a Region 10 series. Saturday’s doubleheader begins at 1 pm with the final game scheduled for Sunday at noon.

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6 signs you may need a new HVAC system What can and cannot be composted

There’s no place like home, especially when that home is a comfortable and safe haven. One of the ways residents find comfort in their homes is by maintaining the right indoor temperatures, which fluctuate along with the seasons. While there is much to be said about opening windows and doors to let Mother Nature do her thing, indoor comfort is often maintained with an HVAC system.

HVAC stands for heating, ventilation and air conditioning. It can include heat pumps, furnaces and air conditioning units. It is an automated system that works by adjusting a thermostat to regulate air temperature, and sometimes humidity, in the home. According to Enviguard, a commercial contracting provider, HVAC systems also may be used to improve indoor air quality through filtration and oxygen replacement.

As with any mechanical device, an HVAC system has a life span that must be considered. Should any of the following conditions be present, it is likely time to consult with an HVAC technician to see if repairs or replacement of the entire system is warranted.

1. Age

If the HVAC system is more than 10 years old,

it could be time to begin budgeting for a new unit. Many modern, efficient systems may last 12 to 14 years with routine maintenance. But it’s good to keep an HVAC system’s age in mind so you can readily recognize when it might start to fail.

2. Longer or constant running times

An efficient, properly working system will quickly heat or cool the home and then turn off. A system that is turning on repeatedly or having to run for awhile before the set temperature is reached could be nearing the end of its utility.

3. Strange noises

Groaning, banging or loud humming noises should be addressed. While these noises may indicate that certain components need maintenance or replacement, they also could be symptoms of age and a system nearing failure.

4. Frequent repair visits

Knowing the HVAC company’s repair person by name is a sign that the system has required too much work in recent months. Repeated issues and repairs are probably signs that it’s time to consider a system replacement.

5. Higher bills Sticker shock when receiving electricity or gas bills likely mean the HVAC system isn’t working efficiently and might need to be replaced.

6. Poor indoor air quality

If the home is dusty or humid or even if allergies seem to have cropped up out of nowhere, this could indicate a poorly functioning HVAC system.

HVAC systems are vital to keeping indoor environments comfortable and safe. Such systems may exhibit certain signs that indicate they need to be replaced.

Avid gardeners know that compost can add vital nutrients to soil used in gardens, container plants and lawns. The fact that compost is so versatile and nutrient-dense may not even be its most admirable quality. Made from items used in and around the house, compost costs just about nothing to produce. The raw materials that make up compost come from organic waste. These can be disposables from the garden and kitchen, as well as other areas around the house. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, yard trimmings and food scraps add up to 20 to 30 percent of the municipal solid waste in the United States. Turning waste into compost not only helps the landscape, but also the planet.

Compost is relatively easy to make, and there are scores of materials that can be put into compost. But it is just as essential to know which ingredients cannot be used in compost.

Okay for compost

Most organic materials, or items that were once living, can be used in compost. Plant-based items used in cooking, such as potato peelings, carrot skins, banana peels, cocoa hulls, coffee grounds and filters, corn cobs, apple cores, egg shells, fruit peels, kelp, and nut shells, can be added to compost.

Other items from around the house, like unused kitty litter, hair, shredded newspapers and cardboard, leaves, flowers, paper, pine needles, ashes, and sawdust, can be successfully added to compost. Stick to items that are not treated heav-

compost Inorganic and non-biodegradable materials cannot go into compost. These are items like plastic, glass, aluminum foil, and metal. Pressure-treated lumber, although a natural material, is treated with preservatives and often pesticides that can be harmful if they leech into the garden.

The small-gardening resource Balcony Garden Web indicates coated or glossy printed papers, such as those from catalogs, magazines, wrapping paper, marketing materials, and business cards, should not be added to compost piles because of the chemicals and inks used in these pages.

Planet Natural Research Center says to avoid pet droppings from dogs and cats. Animal products like bones, butter, milk, fish skins, and meat, may decompose and

gots, parasites, pathogens, and other microorganisms can form in the compost. These materials also may attract flies and scavenger animals. Plus, they decompose very slowly. Any personal hygiene products should be avoided because they are tainted by human fluids and that can pose a health risk.

While weeds are not harmful in compost piles, there is the risk that seeds can germinate and then infiltrate garden beds when the compost is used. The same can be said for tomato plants and some other hardy fruits and vegetables. Compost is a winner in the garden and around the landscape. Learning which ingredients can and can’t be added to compost piles is useful for any gardener.

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(Jaw-dropping features can sell a home in a heartbeat.

A penthouse apartment with floor-to-ceiling windows and a panoramic view of a city skyline likely won’t prove a hard sell, nor will a home with an infinity pool overlooking a landscape of rolling hills.

The basics of container gardening

Gardening is a re-

been linked to health

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.

Feed plants accordingly

Plants need nutrition to thrive in containers. Quality potting mixes will contain fertilizers, but nutrition will wane over time. Every couple of weeks, container plants will need either fresh potting mix or granular fertilizer added to feed them. Oregon State University Extension Services suggests 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.

Mulching mistakes to avoid

Landscape features vary significantly from house to house. Some homeowners may prefer water features on their properties, while others focus on flowers that would be the envy of a botanical garden. Regardless of those preferences, lawn and garden enthusiasts who want to make their properties as idyllic as possible may eventually look to mulch to help them accom-

plish that goal. Mulch helps soil retain moisture, which promotes strong, healthy flowers, plants, trees, and shrubs. And because soil beneath mulch retains more moisture than soil that’s not

protected by mulch, homeowners won’t have to spend as much time watering mulched landscapes. That saves time and conserves water, which can be a big benefit in areas prone to drought and/or especially hot summers. Mulch


As awe-inspiring as such features can be, some more subtle components, such as authentic hardwood floors, also can do much to make a home more appealing to prospective buyers. Hardwood flooring is a sought-after commodity. Data from the National Association of Realtors indicates that 54 percent of home buyers are willing to pay more for hardwood floors. In fact, NAR figures indicate that 28 percent of buyers between the ages of 35 and 54 consider hardwood floors “very important” when looking for a home. Homeowners who are considering selling their homes, or those who simply want to upgrade their existing flooring, may want to consider installing hardwood flooring. Though it’s a project best left to professionals, hardwood flooring can be installed by skilled DIYers. In such instances, homeowners may want to keep these dos and don’ts in mind. DO hire a professional if you have limited or no DIY flooring experience. Hardwood flooring installation is not generally a project for novice DIYers. Hardwood flooring projects may present some common challenges, but no two homes are the same. So unless they have prior experience installing floors in multiple

time, trouble and a significant amount of money hiring a professional to do the job.

DON’T ignore the subfloor. New hardwoods won’t erase the problem of subfloors in poor condition. According to the home renovation experts at, squeaky floors could be an indication that the subfloor has begun to warp or twist. Sinking floors are another indicator of deteriorating subfloors. Subfloors should be somewhat level before new hardwoods are installed, so DIYers should inspect and address subfloor issues before installing new flooring.

DO expose wood flooring to the elements in your home prior to installation. The home improvement resource BuildDirect recommends acclimating hardwoods to the space where they will be installed. Skipping this important step could result in gaps during the winter and cupping over the summer. To acclimate hardwoods, open the boxes and spread them out for about a

els. When storing hardwoods prior to installation, avoid keeping them in potentially moist areas like a basement.

DON’T skimp on tools. A DIY hardwood flooring installation might be less expensive than hiring a professional, but homeowners should resist any temptation to increase those savings further by purchasing less costly tools or fewer tools than is necessary to complete the job. BuildDirect notes that DIYers will need at least a miter saw, table saw, cleatnailer or stapler, finish nailer, compressor, jamb saw, chalk line, nail set, and tape measurer when installing hardwood floors. Purchase all necessary tools and read product reviews to ensure each tool is up to the task.

Wood floors can be awe-inspiring. Some homeowners can install such flooring on their own, and the project can be much easier if they learn as much about installation as possible prior to beginning the project.

All-natural ways to protect food gardens from pests

Homeowners frequently enhance their outdoor living spaces with attractive plants and trees. When that greenery also produces food, the results can be both beauty and bounty.

People who plant vegetable gardens and fruit trees in their yards can be blessed with an abundance of fresh pickings once it’s time to harvest. In fact, many home gardeners may have visions of warm evenings pulling vegetables right out of the garden and tossing them on the grill or in salads. But insects and animals enjoy fresh produce just as people do. The joy of harvesting from a garden can be diminished when unwanted guests have gotten there first.

Homeowners can employ these all-natural strategies to protect their fruits and vegetables from lawn pests and critters.

• Plant gardens in raised beds. Though they’re not a fool-proof deterrent, raised beds can eliminate some garden infiltration by small crit-

ters that come up and under from the ground.

A raised garden bed can deter rabbits, gophers, groundhogs, slugs, and some other crawling pests. Raised beds also are ergonomical and easily accessible.

• Prepare homemade insecticide. The environmental information site Treehugger provides information on making a homemade insecticide from vegetable oil and a mild soap. Use one cup of oil with one tablespoon of soap (such as Dr Bronner’s castile soap). Add this mixture to one quart of water in a spray bottle. This concoction can eradicate aphids, mites, thrips, and more by coating insects’ bodies and effectively suffocating them. Soap-and-water sprays or even neem oil sprays work similarly.

• Sprinkle diatomaceous

earth. Diatomaceous earth, commonly known as DE, is an abrasive powder comprised of fossilized algae diatoms. It’s commonly used as a filter medium in swimming pools, but also makes an effective pesticide. The material’s abrasive and absorbent qualities draw moisture out of insects, essentially dehydrating them to death. DE can be sprinkled around the base of plants, but will need to be reapplied after rain and watering.

• Space out plants. One way to reduce insect or animal pest numbers is to ensure ample space between plants. Tightly planted crops create a breeding ground for fungal diseases and also provide hiding spots and warmth for pests. Leaving room between plants can help avoid these issues, according to Gardening Channel.

• Use row covers or garden mesh. Specialized covers and meshes protect fruit and vegetables against insects and animals. Many plants can be covered all year long as long as the covers are lifted during flowering if the crops depend on pollination by bees. Veggiemesh® is a cover that can be laid over plants.

• Interplant crops in the garden. Interplanting is a technique that involves alternating crops, herbs and flowers to confuse the pests so they have a difficult time finding what they want to eat. Alternate rows of vegetables with herbs and flowers that appeal to beneficial insects. Keeping pesky insects and animals from damaging food gardens can involve techniques that are safe and natural.

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Governor Cooper proclaims April as STEM Education Month in NC

Federal government ends pandemic May 11

Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed April as STEM Education Month in North Carolina to highlight the positive impacts of science, technology, engineering and mathematics and recognize STEM educators across the state that are preparing students for the jobs of today and tomorrow.

“STEM educators prepare the workforce of the future and provide students opportunities to gain the skills they need for good-paying careers,” Governor Cooper said. “We’re going to keep

working to ensure teachers and students have the tools they need to succeed.”

Governor Cooper is focused on investing in schools, teachers and students in North Carolina. In March 2023, the Governor announced his proposed budget which includes substantial investments in public schools and in providing a sound basic education for every student as required by the constitution. The Governor’s budget includes significant investments in teacher pay that would make North Carolina first in the Southeast in teacher pay and 16th in the nation. In May 2022, Governor Cooper joined together with NGA Chair Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson and Governors from around the

Three added to CCSO’s Most Wanted

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iff’s Office has added three individuals to its most wanted list: Nicholas Wayne Ingle, Robby Gene Glover, and Casey Del Clark. Nicholas Wayne Ingle, 35, is 5'10" tall, and weighs 185 lbs. He has scars on his forehead and tattoos on his left arm and left wrist. He is wanted for Breaking & Entering Vehicle and Felony Probation Absconder.

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PWISD Marijuana, and Possession Firearm by Felon.

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Clark is wanted for PWIMSD Methamphetamine, and Felony Probation Violation.

If you have any information regarding these individuals, contact us by clicking the button below or call the Sheriff’s Office at 704-4844822.

country to sign the Compact to Expand K-12 Computer Science Education. As a part of that Compact, the nation’s Governors agreed to increase the number of high schools offering computer science courses, to allocate funding to K-12 computer science education, to create pathways to postsecondary opportunities in computer science, and to provide equitable access to computer science education for all students. In August 2022, Governor Cooper attended the Digital Government Summit and recognized six North Carolina National Cyber Scholars in the 2022 Cyber Start America competition.

Using GEER funds, the Governor funded and launched Tech Team, a student technology help desk program to support school districts’ transition to remote learning. The program is managed by the North Carolina Business Committee for Education (NCBCE).

Through Tech Team, students receive training, earn industry valued certifications, and participate in an IT support internship

through their school district. There are currently 24 active teams with over 600 student participants.

Since 2019, NCBCE has partnered with Lenovo to bring the students of North Carolina, Ready, Set, App!, a mobile app building competition. Ready, Set, App! is open to all NC high school students regardless of tech experience, and provides each team with supplemental tools and a dedicated intern to support them throughout the competition. This year, 65 teams from across 19 counties joined the competition.

In partnership with the Governor’s Office and the NC Department of Health and Human Services, NCBCE launched LiNC-IT: Linking North Carolina with Innovative Talent. LiNC-IT is a collaboration between the Office of the Governor, UNC TEACCH Autism Center, The Autism Society of NC, NC Council on Developmental Disabilities and employers to connect early career adults on the autism spectrum with internships, many of which are in STEM fields.

In February, the federal government announced plans to end the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency on May 11, 2023. COVID-19 remains a public health priority—it has impacted all aspects of daily life and contributed to a decline in life expectancy.

Many people remain at higher risk for severe illness and death. However, the public is in a much better place than they were three years ago. Widespread prevention and control measures like vaccination are helping transition to a new era in the pandemic.

The end of the PHE doesn’t mean that CDC will stop tracking COVID19 and sharing information and data. Most CDC COVID-19 data activities won’t be directly affected, but there will be changes. For example, some hospitalization data are now reported daily but may be reported less frequently in the future, and vaccine administration data might be reduced in some areas. To ensure the public continues to have access to COVID-

19 data, CDC is working to determine which data products remain critical for monitoring public health, preparedness, and patient safety.

As of April 13, there is a low COVID-19 Community Level across NC. Nationally, there are 17 counties, districts, or territories with a high COVID19 Community Level, 79 with a medium Community Level, and 3,117, with a low Community Level.

CDC remains dedicated to preventing severe illness and death from COVID-19, with particular concern for people who are at higher risk. COVID-19 remains a critical public health issue, still the sixth leading cause of death in the United States in January 2023.

CDC is actively working with other federal government agencies and offices to maintain as much access as possible to vaccines, testing, and treatments. It remains important to stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines, especially for people at higher risk for severe disease.

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From Page 3B also helps to suppress weed growth, which can ensure all that hard work needed to create an eye-catching garden won’t be compromised by the presence of unsightly, thirsty weeds.

Mulching seems like a simple task, and it can be. But that does not mean homeowners cannot make mistakes when mulching. The following are some common mulching mistakes to avoid as lawn and garden season hits full swing.

• Not enough mulch: Mulch is ineffective when spread too thin. The Virginia Cooperative Extension at Virginia Tech and Virginia State University recommends applying mulch no less than two inches in depth. Anything less than that will prove ineffective at preventing weed growth and helping the soil retain moisture, and that means you will need to water more often.

• Poorly located mulch:

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Mulch should not be placed too close to plant stems or tree trunks. When it is, tissue is so wet that it makes for a perfect environment for disease and insect infestation.

• Failing to mulch to the drip line: The drip line of a tree refers to the outermost circumference of the tree’s canopy from which water drips onto the ground. The VCE recommends mulching to the drip line of a plant or tree, which ensures the plant or tree will get the most out of the mulch.

Mulching to the drip line also minimizes competition from the grass, leading to stronger plants and trees.

• Failing to weed before mulching: Weeds should be removed prior to mulching. If they’re not, the mulch can provide the same growing environment for weeds that you’re trying to create for your plants and trees.

Mulching benefits a landscape in myriad ways, especially when homeowners avoid some common mulching mistakes.

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Having qualified on 13th of April, 2023 as Administrator of the Estate of LESLEY M. ALLEN, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against said estate to present them to the undersigned, Lesley A. Allen, Administrator on or before the 19th 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 19th day of April, 2023.

Lesley A. Allen, Administrator

Estate of Lesley M. Allen

315 Golfcourse Rd #1301 Morganton, NC 28655

KMH (4/19, 26, 5/3 &10/2023)



Having qualified on 5th of April 2023 as Administratrix of the Estate of Peggy Joyce Gantt (23 E 314), deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against said estate to present them, duly verified, to Mary Cynthia Walker, Administratrix c/o A. Susan Biggers,Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C., 402 East Graham Street, Shelby, North Carolina 28150, on or before July 19, 2023, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate will please make immediate settlement with the undersigned.

This the 19th day of April, 2023.

Mary Cynthia Walker

Administratrix of the Estate of Peggy Joyce Gantt

c/o A. Susan Biggers

Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C.

402 East Graham Street Shelby, North Carolina 28150

KMH (4/19, 26, 5/3 &10/2023)




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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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.

Breeden Law Office

P.O. Box 967 Clayton, NC 27528

(919) 661-4970

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Public safety professionals from first responder agencies across the state attended the full-day events held at the University of North Carolina in Asheville, Appalachian State University and the University of North Carolina in Charlotte. The training ses-

sions were led by national expert and author Dennis Debbaudt, who has more than 25 years of experience conducting autism training for law enforcement and first responders.

“We held this training in the eastern part of the state in




Having qualified on 13th of April, 2023 as Administrator of the Estate of PEGGY A. ALLEN, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against said estate to present them to the undersigned, Lesley A. Allen, Administrator on or before the 19th 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 19th day of April, 2023.

Lesley A. Allen, Administrator Estate of Peggy A. Allen 315 Golfcourse Rd #1301 Morganton, NC 28655

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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 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

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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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the fall of last year and knew that we wanted to expand it into the western region,” said NCDPS Secretary Eddie M. Buffaloe Jr. “Training is about improving safety for every community, including those with persons who are neurodiverse. To that end, community involvement and education are vitally important. The goal of our Helping Enhance Autism Response Training program is to further safe contacts among law enforcement, first responders and individuals with autism.”

“Autism Spectrum Disorder is the most rapidly growing developmental disability, affecting 1 in 36 children in the nation,” said Chief Deputy Secretary Casandra Skinner Hoekstra, who is

leading the HEART initiative for DPS. “The likelihood of law enforcement and first responders encountering someone on the autism spectrum during an emergency situation is very high. It’s important that they be trained to recognize and safely respond to the social, communication and behavioral issues associated with the disability.”

The training included topics such as common autism behaviors and characteristics, recognition and response tips, public safety and suspicious person scenarios, search and rescue situations, behavioral de-escalation techniques and interview techniques for victim-witnesses and suspects with autism.

Belmont Police investigate shooting

Detectives from the Belmont Police Department are investigating the shooting of a 17-year-old male that occurred yesterday evening at 2001 Castleton Court, Belmont, NC 28012. Investigators are urging anyone with information regarding this shooting to contact detectives.

On April 10th, at approximately 10:24 p.m., Belmont officers responded to 2001 Castleton Court for a report of a shooting that had just occurred. Responding offi-

cers learned that a 17-yearold male had been shot with non-life-threatening injuries. The victim was transported to the local hospital where he was admitted.

There is no suspect information at this time. Anyone with information regarding this shooting or suspect information is asked to contact detectives at 704-825-3792. Residents may also call Crime Stoppers of Gaston County at 704-861-8000. Crime Stoppers pay a cash reward for a tip that leads to an arrest.




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

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

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NC. (704) 408-1681

PIANO/ORGAN PLAYER. New Salem Church of Shelby needs piano/organ player 9:30am to 10:30am Sunday mornings for non-denominational church. Play 3 hymns and opening and closing music (chosen by church). For info call James at 704-482-6319 (704) 482-6319

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. 704-735-5085. (704) 472-4666



ING is seeking full time electricians and laborers. Experience is preferred but not required. Electrician starting pay $15.00 – $30.00 based on experience. Laborers starting pay $10.50 - $15.00 based on experience. Please contact Joe Greene for more information. (704) 473-6862 joe@


CARE GIVER NEEDED. Need someone to help take care of wife that had a stroke. Room and Board available. 704-284-4531.

ONE ON ONE CARE. Is hiring for 2nd and 3rd shifts in the residential homes. If interested apply in person at 203 Lee St, Shelby NC.



RETAIL SPACE FOR RENT. 134 North Main Street Belmont, NC. Historic Downtown Belmont (704) 825-5656 piccoloantiques@gmail. com GET PAID TO TAKE PHOTOS. Start selling your photos today - upload and instantly sell to millions of potential buyers. NC4Ever@USA. com

RETAIL SPACE FOR RENT. 134 North Main Street Belmont, NC. Historic Downtown Belmont (704) 825-5656 piccoloantiques@gmail. com



DOORS. Summer Tune-up Special, $69.95. We will check all your equipment lube, make sure it’s working correctly. We repair broken doors. Also offering new installations. 704-477-9119 or 704-4729367.


EMPLOYMENT. Part-time cargo van driver. Tri State area. (704) 214-9408

MARK’S LAWN SERVICE. Reasonable Rates. We go the extra mile for our customers. Call 704884-1605 or 601-212-6941.

REASONABLE RATES LAWN SERVICE. Mowing, trimming, edging. (704) 472-4737

WILL CLEAN HOUSES AND BUSINESSES. Reasonable rates. Call or text me at 704-419-9016 or email me at


DOORS. Summer Tune-up Special, $69.95. We will check all your equipment lube, make sure it’s working correctly. We repair broken doors. Also offering new installations. 704-477-9119 or 704-4729367.

SHIPMAN’S MASONRY- 48 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Brick, Block & Stone, Outside Fireplaces, Foundations, Underpinnings. “Free

Estimates”. 1st Quality Work! (863)



SERVICE. Paint Kitchen Cabinets, Stain Decks, Outside Painting.

Pre-estimated price. References available. 828-429-7511, 828-4293743. Ask for James.

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.




SOFA & LOVE SEAT. Each have 2 incliners built-in. Good condition. $150. (704) 538-3285

TRUMP 2024 GEAR. Visit www. to get your TRUMP 2024 gear. Many options available.



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



Bicycle. $100. Must sell. 828-7827221.

USED CAMPER TOPS: BUY/ SALE/TRADE. Various sizes and styles. 828-980-0788 or 828-2868674. 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 kim_hopper@bellsouth.

net USED GOLF CARTS FOR SALE and chargers. $2,000 to $3,500. Call for more details. 704-301-7872.

WHITE COKE TABLE. Round, fair condition, 2 red metal folding Coke chairs, excellent condition and 2 Coke round pillows. $150 OBO. 704-769-4091

2405 PRESSURE WASHER $200. Honda generator $50. Also Bees for sale. 828-245-0956.

LARGE COUCH & LOVE SEAT. Burgundy print, great condition, $380 for both. Mid size Kenmore refrigerator with ice maker, works great $80. In Cherryville. 704-8306991.


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) 4734467


A RECORD PLAYER THAT PLAYS 45’s, 33’s, 78’s. Also need the adapter for the spindle. Please make sure that it works. I found 3 players but none works so don’t need another REJECT. I will pay fair price. 704-435-8956 leave message.

WANT TO BUY. ATV’s, Pop-Up 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

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

WANTED: OLD AND NEW AMMO. Reloading supplies. Call 828-2456756 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) 6921006



PUPPIES to Forever

CKC TOY POODLES. 1 CKC toy poodle. Red male will weigh 4-5 lbs. Ready 3/26/23 ready to go $1300. (704) 426-7920

AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES. Australian Shepherd Puppies. Red-Tri and Black-Tri. Males and Female. (828) 308-3710 CKC POMERANIANS - MALES & FEMALES Energetic. Adorable. Cute as they can be! Purebred Pomeranian. Pee-pad trained. Parents on site. Current on shots & de-worming. Ready for new fur-ever family today. Cash only. Guesstimated adult weight ranges 5 - 11+ lbs. More info at (404) 626-6540

AKC GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS. UTD Shots, full registration. 10 weeks old. $700. (839) 4001723

CONTURNIX QUAIL $5 Quail Chicks $3 ea. Quail eggs $6 per doz. Bob Whites $8.00. Hatching Eggs. 704-476-9943 (704) 4769943


Get Out of the Cold and Work in Florida! $1000 sign-on 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


ER. Hauling Scrap Metal. Apply in person at Auto Parts U Pull & Scrap Metal of Shelby. 1025 County Home Road, Shelby, NC 28152. (704) 472-4666

NOW HIRING LANDSCAPERS FOR FULL TIME YEAR ROUND EMPLOYMENT. Must have valid driver’s license and transportation. Over 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: www.gaston.k12.

3 FAMILY YARD SALE Fri., April 28th and Sat, April 29th, 7 AM-4 PM. Lawnmower trailer, Generator, Depression Glass, Clothes and etc. Too much to list. 1307 Metcalf Rd, Shelby, NC 28150

COMMUNITY YARD SALE. Saturday May 6th. Rain date May 20th. 8am-1pm. Highland Pines Subdivision across from Boiling Springs Elementary School off Patrick Ave. OUT OF AREA



Elite, new. 275 lb wt capacity, delivered, training, good warranty, charger. Call Scooterman John (704) 951-4224 mobilityservices07@

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


Color is White. $850. Call 704-4735240. KNOBBY GIFTS FOR SALE. Visit findanyname/knobby+gifts?ps=24 to see the latest Knobby gifts available

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

PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS with Scratch Pads! Press Room Printing. 704-482-2243. (704) 5385788


TRAILERS, Flatbed Trailers, Enclosed Trailers, Horse and Cattle Trailers, Saddlery. Check our prices and quality before you buy. Bridges Riding Equipment. Boiling Springs, NC. 704-4346389, (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. 828-980-0853, 704476-9383.

NEEDED HANDYMAN. Handyman Needed to Clean up Around Old Farm with chainsaw and license. Also Needing a Good Used Utility Vehicle Mule etc. Call 828-2482184.

ZERO TURN COUNTRY CLIPPER. 48” mower. Low hours, commercial duty, joy stick control. Asking $2300. Consider partial trade of tractor. cell 404-477-4360, home (704) 434-7210

WHEAT STRAW. 2022 wheat straw. Discounts on orders of 100 or more. Delivery available. Located in Vale. (828) 302-4951

8N FORD TRACTOR. Good condition $2500. 6 ft Howse Bushhog $500. (704) 473-4997


BOX-BLADE. Brand new, never used. $1,100. Walk-behind platetamp compactor $275. 828-2891817.

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) 3274782 CEMETERY LOT FOR SALE. Cemetery Lot 639 at Rose Hill in Fallston. Convenient to sidewalk and road. Call 704-472-5682, 4:00pm-8:00pm.


4X5 HAY BALES. Never rained on. $45 to $50. 828305-2679.

POMERANIAN CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES, 2 males, 2 females, 9 weeks old. Shots, worming UTD. Call, text, FaceTime avail. $300 ea. 704-600-5388 TOY AND MINI AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERDS. Male and female, assorted colors, some blue-eyed. Shots, wormed, fully vetted. 828289-6756. Education We invite you to participate in a research study about services for victims of crime and co-victims of homicide in NC. Go to: - Or contact us: crimestudy@ - (919) 525-1148. Health Services ATTENTION OXYGEN THERAPY USERS! Inogen One G4 is capable of full 24/7 oxygen delivery. Only 2.8 pounds. FREE information kit. Call 866-579-0885 Home Improvement BCI Walk In Tubs are now on SALE! Be one of the first 50 callers and save $1,500! CALL 855-737-1822 for a free in-home consultation. Home Improvement Eliminate gutter cleaning forever! LeafFilter, the most advanced debris-blocking gutter protection. Schedule a FREE LeafFilter estimate today. 15% off Entire Purchase. 10% Senior & Military Discounts. Call 1-877649-1190 Miscellaneous TOP CA$H PAID FOR OLD GUITARS! 1920-1980 Gibson, Martin, Fender, Gretsch, Epiphone, Guild, Mosrite, Rickenbacker, Prairie State, D’Angelico, Stromberg. And Gibson Mandolins / Banjos. 833-649-2292 Miscellaneous SAVE MONEY ON EXPENSIVE AUTO REPAIRS! Our vehicle service program can save you up to 60% off dealer prices and provides you excellent coverage! Call for a free quote: 877-324-4071 (Mon-Fri :9am4pm PST) Miscellaneous Denied Social Security Disability? Appeal! If you’re 50+, filed SSD and denied, our attorneys can help! Win or Pay Nothing! Strong, recent work history needed. 877553-0252 [Steppacher Law Offices LLC Principal Office: 224 Adams Ave Scranton PA 18503] Miscellaneous DIAGNOSED WITH LUNG CANCER? You may qualify for a substantial cash award - even with smoking history. NO obligation! We’ve recovered millions. Let us help!! Call 24/7, 844-641-0129 Miscellaneous Don’t Pay For Covered Home Repairs Again! American Residential Warranty covers ALL MAJOR SYSTEMS AND APPLIANCES. 30 DAY RISK FREE/ $100OFF POPULAR PLANS. 888-993-0878 Miscellaneous FREE high speed internet for those that qualify. Government program for recipients of select programs incl. Medicaid, SNAP, Housing Assistance, WIC, Veterans Pension, Survivor Benefits, Lifeline, Tribal. 15 GB internet service. Bonus offer: Android tablet FREE with one-time $20 copay. Free shipping & handling. Call Maxsip Telecom today! 1-877224-7739 Miscellaneous Replace your roof with the best looking and longest lasting material – steel from Erie Metal Roofs! Three styles and multiple colors available. Guaranteed to last a lifetime! Limited Time Offer - $500 Discount + Additional 10% off install (for military, health workers & 1st responders.) Call Erie Metal Roofs: 1-855585-1815 Miscellaneous Safe Step. North America’s #1 Walk-In Tub. Comprehensive lifetime warranty. Top-of-theline installation and service. Now featuring our FREE shower package and $1600 Off for a limited time! Call today! Financing available. Call Safe Step 1-855-9313643 Miscellaneous DENTAL INSURANCE from Physicians Mutual Insurance Company. Coverage for 350 plus procedures. Real dental insurance - NOT just a discount plan. Do not wait! Call now! Get your FREE Dental Information Kit with all the details! 1-844-496-8601 www. #6258 Miscellaneous PROTECT YOUR HOME from pests safely and affordably. Pest, rodent, termite and mosquito control. Call for a quote or inspection today 877593-6072 Miscellaneous AUTO INSURANCE STARTING AT $49/ MONTH! Call for your fee rate comparison to see how much you can save! Call: 833-472-0580 Miscellaneous The Generac PWRcell, a solar plus battery storage system. SAVE money, reduce your reliance on the grid, prepare for power outages and power your home. Full installation services available. $0 Down Financing Option. Request a FREE, no obligation, quote today. Call 1-866-642-1883 Miscellaneous LONG DISTANCE MOVING: Call today for a FREE QUOTE from America’s Most Trusted Interstate Movers. Let us take the stress out of moving! Speak to a Relocation Specialist, call 833-586-8395 Sale Dish Network: Only from Dish3 year TV Price Guarantee! 99% Signal Reliability, backed by guarantee. Includes MultiSport with NFL Redzone. Switch and Get a FREE $100 Gift Card. Call today! Call today! 1-877-920-7405 Time Share Wesley Financial Group, LLC Timeshare Cancellation Experts. Over $50,000,000 in timeshare debt and fees cancelled in 2019. Get free informational package and learn how to get rid of your timeshare! Free consultations. Over 450 positive reviews. Call 844-213-6711 STATEWIDE CLASSIFIED NETWORK ADS CLASSIFIEDS CONTINUED TO PAGE 7B

Page 6B The Kings Mountain Herald | Wednesday, April 19, 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 and see what’s new this week NC4Ever@ GOLDEN DOMERS TOY AND HOBBY. Visit our NEW LOCATION .....Model Cars, Die-cast Cars & Trucks, Tractors, Hot Wheels, Construction Toys, Sports Memorabilia, Autographed Items, Hard to Find Items! See Mike & Brandon Willis. We’re located at 104 Oliver Ave. (behind El Acapulco Mexican Restaurant in Boiling Springs), Shelby 704-297-0102 or 704-2970103 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. CASH ONLY! For Questions Call Keith at 828-351-8822 (6pm-8pm) or David at 704-692-7702. EMPLOYMENT HAVE A CLEAN DRIVING RECORD?. AA UNITED CAB COMPANY is hiring qualified individuals for driver positions. “Must Pass Drug Test & Physical”. Call (704) 482-7000 LOCAL CDL DRIVERS NEEDED. Home everyday full or part time, 2 years experience, clean driving record, 53’ trailers, excellent pay and benefits. Apply in person at Cyclone Trucking, Inc. Cherryville, NC. 704-530-7489, (704) 236-4095 HELP WANTED. ABOVE GROUND POOL INSTALLERS - (Seasonal). Starting pay-$20/ hr.Top pay-$25/hr. Plus Gas Allowance. Need license and vehicle.Contact KM Pools at 704739-1000.
FLORAL DESIGNERS. 701 Suttle Street Unit E, Shelby,
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GARDEN TILLING SERVICES AVAILABLE Tractor with 6’ rototiller. Within 40 miles of Shelby. No job too big or small. (704) 692-4079
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
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In the Matter of the Estate of:


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


806 North Lafayette Street

Shelby, NC 28150

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




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)




In the Matter of the Estate of:


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


806 North Lafayette Street Shelby, NC 28150

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



PIES. 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 704-974-3296. $400 for either gender. (704) 974-3296

CKC GREAT DANE PUPPIES. Great Dane puppies for sale. 2 boys (black in color) 9 girls (8 black, 1 blue) black puppies are $800.00. The blue girl is $1000.00. They will be ready for delivery April 23rd. Deposits can be made to hold a puppy. Deposit is half of total price, with balance paid at pickup. Puppies will have first vet visit, first shots, blanket, CKC registration paperwork, puppy packet with vet info, sample of puppy food to prevent tummy upset. Contract to be signed at time of purchase or deposit paid. Deposits are non refundable with a couple of exceptions. Mom and dad on site. Mom is CKC registered, dad is dual registered with both AKC and CKC. Please call to set up a time to meet the babies. Look forward to hearing from you!!! (828) 395-5371

AKC REGISTERED CANE CORSO PUPS. 7 boys, 2 girls. Ready to go. Shots current. Call Ronnie formoreinfo.(704)974-2716



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

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


AKC/CKC REGISTERED BOXER PUPPIES. Total price $700. READY TO GO! 2nd shots and 3rd for more info

1/M 3/F Location: Shelby,NC (704) 477-3900 wbmanning33@gmail. com

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. Facebook at Dysart Wolf & Shepherd Kennel. 828-429-0053, 828748-9238.

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 mitchelljl60@




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 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)


FEMALE BLACK LAB and four pups, 1 male, 3 female. Pups are mixed. Born Thanksgiving day. Free to good home. Call/text 704473-8497


2002 FORD SUPER DUTY F-250 Club cab, long bed, 7.3 diesel, straight drive, 4WD, work truck. $5000 firm. (704) 616-8824 2002 CHEVROLET BLAZER Runs Great ! 148,000 miles. Needs minor repair. $3500 obo. Also Cub Cadet mower. 54” cut $600 obo. (980) 341-9491 2006 CADILLAC DTS SEDAN, 4 door, 1 owner, 81,200 miles. Clean title. Asking $6,000. 704-





In the Matter of the Estate of:


Having qualified on the 13th day of April, 2023 as Executrix of the Estate of Mary Beth Cabaniss, 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 19th 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 19th day of April, 2023.

Robin C. Kiser 1115 W. Cabaniss Rd. Shelby, NC 28150

KMH (4/19, 4/26, 5/3 & 5/10/2023)




Having qualified on 12th of April, 2023 as Administrator of the Estate of SHERRI LYNN SNEED INGLE, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against said estate to present them to the undersigned, Michael Ray Ingle, Administrator on or before the 19th 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 19th day of April, 2023.

Michael Ray Ingle, Administrator

Estate of Sherri Lynn Sneed Ingle

1631 Sneed Rd.

Shelby, NC 28150

KMH (4/19, 26, 5/3 &10/2023)




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)


Wednesday, April 19, 2023 The Kings Mountain Herald | Page 7B
418-1732. 2009 TOYOTA TACOMA 380,000 miles, $5500.00, OBO, New Battery, alternator and tires. All maintenance documented. Needs right axle seal. (704) 634-0553 2000 DODGE EXT CAB TRUCK $3500. 4x4 a little rough but good old farm truck. Automatic. With tool box. (704) 300-1818 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 CARS & TRUCKS 1989 TOYOTA 2WD PICKUPS New motor, as is $2,200. 828412-2237 2012 CHEVROLET CRUZE Body and inside like new, needs engine work. $4,000. 828-755-4199. MOTORCYCLES & ATVS 2019 SUZUKI HAYABUSA. 2,724 miles, $12750 firm. Bike in excellent condition. Serious inquiries only. Title in hand. (704) 476-6851 CAMPERS SCENIC RIDGE COUNTRY CAMPGROUND. Cherryville, NC. Cabins. RV Spots, Daily Weekly, Monthly, Seasonal Sites. (704) 435-0938 2016 FLAGSTAFF HIGH WALL CAMPER Model #HW29SC. Has One Slide Out. Good Condition. $14,500 (704) 472-2022 VACATIONS OCEAN LAKES, BIG DISCOUNTS. On Spring & Fall Weeks. 7 houses, 3 ocean front, some with golf carts. Call Tammy Patterson, 704-418-4756. OCEAN LAKES MYRTLE BEACH. Cottage N34. 2 bedroom, 2 bath, den, kitchen, dining, covered deck, near country store. CallDorcas,803 -718 -2659. VACATIONS BEACH HOUSES AT OCEAN LAKE 2BR, 2BA, sleeps 6, golf cart, Wifi, Weeks and weekends available. 704-473-1494 REAL ESTATE CLEVELAND COUNTY TURN YOUR HOUSE INTO CASH? I PURCHASE UNWANTED RENTAL PROPERTY AND/ OR STARTER HOMES. MUST BE PRICED TO SELL! “QUICK CLOSINGS”! Call (704) 4720006 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) 482-7723 (704) 482-7723 Lions@RPMMANAGED.COM 119 KIM DRIVE, SHELBY, NC. New Singlewide. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Rent $1350. Application Fee $25 per adult. 704-2144180. 2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH APARTMENT. All appliances, utilities furnished, deposit and references. $1,675 month. (704) 472-2854 MOVE IN SPECIAL. 2 & 3 Bedroom, deposit required. $210 weekly rates. Includes power and water. NO PETS. NO TEXTING. (704) 473-4299 2&3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Nice and clean, water furnished. Oak Grove Community, Kings Mtn. Call or text, 704-7390259. 335B GOLD STREET, SHELBY, NC. 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom. Rent $975, application Fee $25 per adult.704-214- 4180. FOR RENT CLEVELAND COUNTY MOBILE HOMES & APARTMENTS. In Kings Mountain. Please Call (704) 739-4417 EXCELLENT LOCATIONSHELBY. 1 bedroom apartment with kitchen, dining, living room & bath. Private entrance. Washer/dryer hookups. No smoking or pets. Not HAP eligible. Heat & water included in $695 mo. (704) 487-5480 2&3 BEDROOM TOWN HOMES. Townhomes located in Shelby, NC. We are currently accepting applications for our waiting list. Rent is based on income (and some expenses are deducted). Please visit us today at Laurel Hill Apartments 1526 Eaves Rd., Shelby NC or call for more information 704-487-1114. Equal Housing Opportunity. 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 RUTHERFORD COUNTY 2 & 3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Small private park between Spindale and Forest City. Starting at $600 per month. 828382- 0475. CLASSIFIEDS CONT’D FROM PAGE 6B




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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)

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Having qualified on 3rd of April 2023 as Executrix of the Estate of Marilyn Guynetha D. Warren (22 E 459) deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against said estate to present them, duly verified, to Marilyn Felicia Falls, c/o A. Susan Biggers, Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C., 402 East Graham Street, Shelby, North Carolina 28150, on or before July 19, 2023, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate will please make immediate settlement with the undersigned. This the 19th day of April, 2023.

Marilyn Felicia Falls Executrix of the Estate of Marilyn Guynetha D. Warren c/o A. Susan Biggers Deaton & Biggers, P.L.L.C. 402 East Graham Street Shelby, North Carolina 28150 KMH (4/19, 26, 5/3 &10/2023)

New RMD Rules for 2023

Dear Savvy Senior,

What are the new rules on required minimum distributions from IRAs and 401(k)s? I will turn 72 this year and want to be clear on what I’m required to do.

Planning Ahead

Dear Planning,

Thanks to the SECURE Act 2.0 that was passed by Congress last December, there are several new rules that affect required minimum distributions (RMDs) from traditional IRAs, 401(k)s and other tax-deferred retirement accounts. These changes, which build on the original SECURE Act of 2019, are a benefit to retirees by increasing the RMD age and lowering the penalty for missing a withdrawal. Here’s what you should know.

New RMD Rules

As of Jan. 1, 2023, the starting age for taking RMDs is now 73, up from 72. And it rises to age 75 in 2033. This change means that if you turn 72 this year, as you stated in your question, you can delay your RMDs one more year, allowing your savings in these accounts to grow longer, tax deferred.

But once you turn 73 (next year), you must start taking annual RMDs from the tax-deferred retirement accounts you own – like traditional IRAs, SEP IRAs, SIMPLE IRAs, 401(k)s, 403(b)s and 457(b)s – and pay taxes on those withdrawals. Distributions are taxed as ordinary income in your tax bracket.

There are, however, a few exceptions. Owners of Roth IRAs are not required to take a distribution, unless the Roth is inherited. And starting in 2024, Roth 401(k)s will not be subject to RMDs either.

There’s also a work waiver for RMDs you should know about. If you are still working beyond age 73, and you don’t own 5 percent or more of the company you work for, you can delay withdrawals from your employer’s retirement plan until after you retire. But if you have other non-work-related accounts, such as a traditional IRA or a 401(k) from a previous employer, you are still required to take RMDs from them after age 73, even if you’re still working.

Deadlines and Penalties

Generally, you must take your distribu-

tion every year by Dec. 31. First timers, however, can choose to delay taking their distribution until April 1 of the year following the year you turn 73. But be careful about delaying, because if you delay your first distribution, it may push you into a higher tax bracket because you must take your next distribution by Dec. 31 of the same year.

Also note that you can always withdraw more than the required amount, but if you don’t take out the minimum, you’ll be hit with a 25 percent penalty (it was 50 percent) on the amount that you failed to withdraw, along with the income tax you owe on it. This penalty drops to 10 percent if you take the necessary RMD by the end of the second year following the year it was due.

Distribution Amounts

Your RMD is calculated by dividing your tax-deferred retirement account balance as of Dec. 31 of the previous year, by an IRS estimate of your life expectancy. A special rule applies if your spouse is the beneficiary and is more than 10 years younger than you.

IRA withdrawals must be calculated for

each IRA you own, but you can withdraw the money from any IRA or combination of IRAs. If you own 403(b) accounts, they too allow you to total the RMDs and take them from any account or combination of accounts.

With 401(k) plans, however, you must calculate the RMD for each plan and withdraw the appropriate amount from each account.

To calculate the size of your RMD, you can use the worksheets on the IRS website – see and click on “Required Minimum Distributions.” Or contact your IRA custodian or retirement-plan administrator who can do the calculations for you.

For more information, see the “Distributions from Individual Retirement Arrangements” (publication 590-B) at IRS. gov/pub/irs-pdf/p590b.pdf.

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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