KM Herald 4-26-23

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Spring Vendor Fair at the Woman’s Club

Saturday, April 29

GFWC Kings Mountain Woman’s Club will hold their Spring Vendor Fair on Saturday, April 29 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the clubhouse at 108 E. Mountain Street in Kings Mountain’s historic district. This annual event is a

fundraiser, hosting local vendors and offers BBQ plates and a bake sale by members of the club. Join Kings Mountain Woman’s Club members and support their worthwhile projects that benefit the community.

National Day of Prayer May 4

Ministers of the Kings Mountain Ministerial Association along with the Mayor and the City Council of Kings Mountain extend an invitation to the city’s citizens and surrounding communities to attend the observance of the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 4 at 12 noon at City Hall to pray for our nation. The theme this year is “Pray fervently in righteousness and avail much” based on James 5:16b).

The honorable Mayor

Scott Neisler will call the community to a season of prayer followed with the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States flag, the National Anthem, other special music, and then a time of prayer for our community and our nation. All are invited to be part of this prayer gathering as the community joins our fellow citizens across America as we exalt the Lord remembering that

ACTEGA North America expected to create 12 new jobs in KM

The North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) has approved nine grant requests to local governments totaling $2,221,694, Governor Roy Cooper announced Monday. The requests include commitments to create a total of 191 jobs, 22 of which were previously announced. The public investment in these projects will attract more

than $49.5 million in private investment.

According to Governor Cooper’s press release ACTEGA North America, a manufacturer of specialty coatings and chemicals company is expected to create 12 jobs, with an investment of $8,524,014 by the company. A $75,000 grant will support the reuse of a 237,000-square-foot build-

ing in town.

“When we increase the economic competitiveness of rural North Carolina, we’re boosting the economy for all of North Carolina,”

Governor Cooper said. “As we prepare more rural communities to compete for opportunities, we are ensuring greater resiliency, quality of life, and future growth.”

The North Carolina De-

partment of Commerce’s team of rural economic development professionals supports the RIA’s work. RIA members review and approve funding requests from local communities. Funding comes from a variety of specialized grant and loan programs offered and managed by N.C. Commerce’s Rural Economic See JOBS, Page 5A

MedCenter Air helicopter visits KMHS

it is He who has established and sustains us as a nation.

The National Day of Prayer is observed annually on the first Thursday in May.

According to, the National Day of Prayer has great significance for us as a nation as it enables Americans to recall and to teach the way in which our founding fathers sought the wisdom of God when faced with critical decisions. It stands as a call for all to humbly come before God, seeking His guidance for our leaders and His grace upon us as a people. The unanimous passage of the bill establishing the National Day of Prayer as an annual event signifies that prayer is as important to our nation today as it was in the beginning.

KM Baptist Church yard sale April 29

Kings Mountain Baptist Church Women’s Ministry will hold a yard sale on Saturday, April 29, starting at 8 a.m. at 101 West Mountain Street in Kings Mountain. Items available include

home goods, clothing, décor, and accessories. Ham and sausage biscuits and drinks are available for a small fee. The Women’s Ministry encourage everyone to join them for breakfast.

KM Military Park seeks youth ages 15-18 for summer jobs

The United States Youth Conservation Corps is a summer youth employment program that engages young people in meaningful work experiences on national parks, forest, wildlife refuges, and fish hatcheries

while developing an ethic of environmental stewardship and civic responsibility.

Kings Mountain National Military Park is looking for youth ages 15-18 to work at the national park this summer from June 5-July 28. Youth will be paid $15 per hour and will have the opportunity to work outdoors on trail building and maintenance, landscaping, See YOUTH, Page 5A

A MedCenter Air helicopter landed on the field of KM High School on Tuesday, April 18, to teach EMT students valuable lessons related to their course of study. Students looked inside the helicopter, and some got to board the aircraft.

MedCenter Air offers rapid patient transport and support for EMS responders throughout the region. The helicopter is mobile critical care unit for medical facilities, EMS providers, insurance companies, managed-care organizations, and the public.

Clev. Co. Choral Society concert May 6-7

The Annual Spring Concert of the Cleveland County Choral Society is Sunday, May 6 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, May 7 at 3:30 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church at 200 E. Marion Street in Shelby.

The concert features selections by Franz Schubert, John Rutter, J. Jerome Williams, Eric Whitacre, Marta Keen and others.

General tickets are available at the door for $5.

Members of the Cleveland County Choral Society rehearse for their May concert. Photo provided

City employees collect trash along roadways


City of Kings Mountain Employee Clean-up Day was Friday, April 21.

The local initiative is part of North Carolina Litter Sweep, a program of NC Department of Transportation.

Teams of city employees collected just over 4 tons of roadside garbage, including tires and furniture. Energy Services Director Wayne Ledbetter told the Herald, “We compiled a list of major areas from the routes that our solid waste trucks travel and we attacked those first, then worked our way into

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City of Kings Mountain Employees pause at the Gazebo prior to Clean-up Day. Photo provided

the main streets of town that see a lot of traffic. We had just under 90 city em-

ployees participating, and several even came in on their days off. It was a great

success, and we can’t wait until next year.” See TRASH, Page 5A

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KMHS students with MedCenter Air Staff: Pictured front row, L to R: Szemere Satchell, Thomas Lubas, Caleb Broome, Payton Whitley, Ashlee Brooks, and Kings Mountain Firefighter Lt. Ross Clark. Back row, L to R: Brandon Hamilton, Jacquelyn Echols, Teranae Rainey, and Nicole Poston. See more photos on page 8A.


Gastonia woman missing

Teresa LeMaster

Gaffney, SC – Teresa Putnam LeMaster, 65, of 1220 Grassy Pond Road, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 23, 2023.

Born in Kings Mountain, NC, she was the widow of the late Haile Humphries “Buck” LeMaster, Jr. and daughter of the late Russell Putnam and Maxine Short Putnam.

She retired as a LPN from Limestone University and was a long-time nurse for Dr. Charles Stroup. Teresa was a member of Grassy Pond Baptist Church where she was a member of the church choir and Ladies Rejoice. She loved her family and animals, especially horses and dogs.

Surviving is a son, Hunter Falls of Gaffney; two daughters, Katye Price (Greg) and SarahBeth Duncan (Adam), both of Gaffney; two brothers, Roger Putnam (Libby) and Gerald Putnam (Stella), both of Kings Mountain, NC; a sister, Debbie VanDyke (Richard) of Kings Mountain, NC; eight grandchildren, Emma Price, Abigail Price, Jana Price, Judd Price, Brody Price, Ryleigh Falls, Korbyn Lydia and Hailee Jo Duncan; a special friend, Terry Sexton of Easley; numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM on Wednesday, April 26, 2023 at Grassy Pond Baptist Church. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 AM at the church with Reverend Martin Hogg and Dr. Wil Owens officiating. Interment will be in the Grassy Pond Baptist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Grassy Pond Baptist Church, 254 Grassy Pond Road, Gaffney, SC, 29341.

The family will be at the residence, 1220 Grassy Pond Road, Gaffney, SC 29341.

An online guest register is available at

Blakely Funeral Home & Crematory, Gaffney, SC is serving the family.

Noel Patrick Mandig

KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – Noel Patrick Mandig, 89, of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away on April 21, 2023 at Robin Johnson Hospice House in Dallas, NC.

He was born in Melbourne, Australia, son of the late Leonard and Mary Wilson Mandig and was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Diane June Mandig. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Leonard Mandig and a great grandson, Logan Coleman.

Noel served his country honorably in the US Army and was a retired business owner. He enjoyed working in his garden and spending time with his cats and family.

He is survived by his daughters: Teri A. Mays and husband Brent, Kings Mountain, NC, Maria L. Coleman and husband Chris W., Shelby, NC, Annette F. Phipps and husband Pastor Billy Phipps, Escondido CA, and Gabrielle B.

Dagley and husband Chris H., Kings Mountain, NC; grandchildren: Kristy Coleman, Justin Coleman (Didi), Ryan Coleman (Kelsey), Brandon Mays (Lindsay), Cory Mays (Amber), Kyle Mays (Laci), Aaron Phipps, Aly Roth (Adam), Heather Mattz, and David Dagley (Kristen); great-grandchildren: Kaleb Coleman, Kaley Cook, Makayla Coleman, Kaitlyn Coleman, Cora Mays, Cole Mays, Reagan Mays, Hudson Mays, Luca Roth, Laney Roth, Lexi Roth, Liam Roth, Landon Coleman, Lucas Coleman, Hayden Coleman, Hallie Coleman, Kalyn Gillespie, Hayden Dagley, Landen Kolk, and Taalyn Dagley; nephew: Michael Mandig and family Niece: Kathy Guillory and family.

Funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2023 at 2:00 PM in the Ollie Harris Memorial Chapel with Pastor Billy Phipps officiating.

Visitation is Saturday, April 29, 2023 from 1:00 PM to 1:50 PM prior to the service in the parlor of Harris Funeral Home Interment will be held in Mountain Rest Cemetery, Kings Mountain, NC Guest register is available at: Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services , Kings Mountain, NC is in charge of arrangements.

Blood Drive




APRIL 15: Amanda Chivonne Cribb. 45, Shelby, failure to appear, driving while license revoked, $1,000 secured bond. She was also cited for no liability insurance.

APRIL 16: Artavius Montriel Vinson, 28, Lawndale, DWI, no bond, court date

April 17.

APRIL 16: Sheiman Devante Shaquan Addison, 28, Shelby, DWI.

APRIL 17: Antonio Dominique Barnett,31,801 Southwoods Drive, driving while license revoked, $1,000 secured bond. He was also cited for expired tag, no inspection, headlight violation, and mirror violation.

APRIL 18: David Shane Jennings, 43, Kings Mountain,

nors will receive a $20 eGift card, a water bottle and a wellness check. Visit code 68025) or call 704-418-0418.

failure to register as a sex offender, $50,000 secured bond.

APRIL 19: David Scott Noblett, 41, Kings Mountain, communicating threats, $1,000 secured bond.


APRIL 15: A resident of Elmarq Drive reported larceny of an air-conditioning unit valued at $7,500.

APRIL 15: A resident of McGinnis Street reported larceny of a semi-automatic rifle valued at $800 and damage to the rear passenger door of a vehicle.

APRIL 16: A resident of Kenton Drive reported larceny of cash.

APRIL 16: A resident of Kings Oak Circle reported damage to a window, doorbell camera, and door wreath val-

Detectives from the Gastonia Police Department are asking the public for help in locating 31-year-old Charity Ratrice Smoot.

The family reported that Smoot was last seen on April 15 leaving her E. Hudson Avenue apartment and voluntarily getting into a vehicle driven by an unknown person. Smoot is approximately 5’1” tall and weighs 130 pounds. She has brown eyes and was last seen wearing a long, black hair weave.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Charity Ratrice Smoot is asked to call detectives at 704-866-6939. Callers may remain anonymous.

Do you recognize this person

Cleveland County Sheriff's Office wants to identify the individual pictured. The individual was wearing a mask to help conceal their identity, and CCSO hopes someone recognizes them or clothing. The individual also has an unusual walk, which can be seen in videos

The suspect wore a hunting jacket, mask, dark pants, and dark shoes while committing the crimes.

ued at $1,040. WRECKS

APRIL 14: Officer Cooke said Sylvia Elliott, 115 S. Gaston Street, operating a 2016 Ford owned by U-Haul Company of Arizona, struck a chain link fence in the parking lot of 252 Oak Grove Road. Property damage was estimated at $1,000.

APRIL 15: Officer Rochford said Faye Rigdon, 717 Gantt Street, operating a 1990 Dodge on US 74 Business, made a right turn from the center lane and struck a 2019 Jeep operated by Tammy Wyllie, 341 Belcaro Drive. Property damage was estimated at $6,000.

APRIL 18: Officer Black said Michelle Nicole Crane, Gastonia, operating a 2009

Toyota, failed to yield rightof-way and struck a 2012 Toyota operated by Shamia Hopper, 200 Spruce Street 4C, on NC 216. Property damage was estimated at $9,500.


APRIL 14: Samuel Marcell, Boiling Springs, speeding.

APRIL 14: Cody Ray Webb, 29, 707 R. Ridge Street, revoked license.

APRIL 14: Mario Lopez, 38, Gastonia, no operator’s license, expired tag, no inspection.

APRIL 15: Jeremiah Trotter, 46, Hainesport, NJ, speeding.

APRIL 15: Crystal Cope Caldwell, 52, Bessemer City, revoked license, expired tag,

The suspect wanted by CCSO has an unusual walk that may help identify him. Photos by CCSO

no inspection, unsafe tires, failure to heed traffic directions.

APRIL 15: Alicia Dukes, 51, Shelby, failure to slow vehicle to safe speed.

APRIL 15: Brandy Johnson, Shelby, failure to drive in another lane for emergency vehicles with lights on.

APRIL 15: Ezequel Pineda, 22, Sunrise, FL, driving in emergency lane.

APRIL 15: Philip Holland II, 29, 303 Linwood Road, no operator’s license.

APRIL 16: Dennis Vinson, Gaffney, SC, revoked license, no insurance, no child seat belt, stop lamps violation.

APRIL 16: Barry Wayne Johnson, 107 Meagan Drive, expired tag, no inspection.

Page 2A The Kings Mountain Herald | Wednesday, April 26, 2023
Ministerial Association is sponsoring a blood drive at Family Worship Center, 1818 Shelby Road, KM on Monday, May 22 from 12 noon till 6 pm. Do-

Dollar General fined for overcharging customers

Penalties are assessed if a store fails a follow-up inspection. In addition to the penalties paid, the store will be subject to re-inspection every 60 days from the last inspection until it meets the 2-percent-or-less error rate. Additional penalties may be assessed if a store fails a reinspection.

spection later. Undercharges are also reported, but do not count against a store. Consumers who would like to file a complaint about scanner errors they encounter can call the Standards Division at 984-236-4750.

County were sited.

The department conducts periodic, unannounced inspections of price-scanner systems in businesses to check for accuracy between the prices advertised and the prices that ring up at the register. If a store has more than a 2-percent error rate on overcharges, inspectors discuss the findings with the store manager and conduct a more intensive follow-up in-

“Our Standards Division closely watches stores to ensure that consumers are protected,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. “This is an important function to make sure North Carolinians are being charged the prices they see on shelves. While our work will continue, it is important for consumers to check their receipts regularly and notify store managers if they see a discrepancy.”


support group April 26

TerraBella Senior Living is holding an Alzheimer’s support group meeting on April 26 at 1550 Charles Road in Shelby on Wednesday, April 26 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Caring for a loved one

with a memory related condition requires a strong helping hand. The public is invited to stop by their Alzheimer’s support group and find a network of local support. While there, you will learn about community resources, and share

experiences and feelings with a group that understands self-care for caregivers.

Guests are welcome, so bring a family member, friend, or coworker. Reserve your spot by calling 980-313-4982.

Hosted by local law enforcement agencies

Survivor Voices Cleveland County: Elevate. Engage. Effect Change.

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

The police agencies will

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

Agencies hosting the event include Kings Mountain Police Department,


Dear Editor, Cleveland Community College’s Electrical Lineworker Academy has been one of the fastest growing programs on our campus since it began more than five years ago. It continues to grow today because of its reputation for quality instruction. We have students from across the country, and a few international students, who have found us online and determined our program offers great value and quality training.

Imagine being employed before you graduate.

There has never been a better time to get into electrical lineworking. These first responders often work alongside other critical emergency personnel and are ambassadors in the communities they serve. In only 10 weeks, students from the Electrical Lineworker Academy learn the essential skills with a focus on safety first, to start their new career. Each graduating class from CCC boasts 100% job offers before graduation. Many of our students attend their graduation ceremony wearing shirts and hats from their new employers.

Lineworking is challenging and rewarding.

Lineworking can be a challenging career – working in all types of weather conditions – but also one that can be financially and personally rewarding. With older generations retiring and new initiatives for clean energy and a stronger, more resilient power grid, demand for energy professionals will only continue to grow and offer the opportunity for advancement. Graduates of lineworker training programs at local community colleges like CCC are ideal

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

candidates for lineworker roles at utilities like Duke Energy, City of Shelby, City of Kings Mountain, Utility Lines Construction Services and other employers. Encouraging women to pursue lineworking as a career.

Girl power is real – and it’s happening in our own backyards. Though lineworking is a traditionally male-dominated industry, the opportunity for women to get into the field is brighter than ever. As energy company needs are increasing and companies seek to diversify the workplace, it’s a great time for women to enter the line trade.

Lineworker training is physical in nature, designed to teach the apprentice the hands-on skills necessary to perform the apprentice role – all candidates should prepare for that. The training combines outdoor, hands-on and on-the-job learning as well as classroom instruction.

With National Lineworker Appreciation Day being on April 18, it’s a great time to illuminate the opportunities available in the field. If being paid to work outdoors is appealing, you’re looking for a technical career path, or if you’re simply looking for a new career challenge, it could be time to consider a career as a lineworker.

Programs such as CCC’s Electrical Lineworker Academy provide hands-on training and a direct link to job opportunities with energy co-ops and municipalities. For more information, visit clevelandcc. edu/electrical-lineworker-academy.

With Great Appreciation,

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CCSO hosts simulated civil disturbance training

Sheriff Alan Norman and the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office hosted a simulated civil disturbance training event this morning with Shelby Police Department and Kings Mountain Police Department at Burns High School.

CCSO shared, “It was great to have this multi-jurisdictional training event to prepare our law enforcement officers in the county should an event arise. We look forward to training together in the future.”

Suspect turns himself


Krishawn Glenn of Gastonia, who was wanted for the March 9 non-fatal shooting of a 16-year-old male that occurred outside in the 800 block of E. Davidson Avenue, surrendered himself to the Gastonia Police Department on April 12.

Glenn is charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill or seriously injure. He is being held on a $100,000 bond.


GPD reports two suspects charged

Gastonia Police Department officers have arrested and charged 21-year-old Leon Williams of Gastonia and 19-year-old Edwin Leonardo Carrera-Cantarero of Gastonia for the April 12 shooting into an occupied home on S. South Street, and then fleeing from police. There were no injuries reported as a result of the shooting

State Highway Patrol unveils

new Bell 429 helicopter

North Carolina State Highway Patrol unveiled the newest addition to its aviation fleet today at a ceremony in Raleigh. The Bell 429 helicopter will further expand the Patrol’s mission of saving lives across our state utilizing aviation assets. The event was held before distinguished guests and media invitees at the SHP’s Driving & Training Facility showcasing what is now the largest helicopter of the Patrol’s Aviation fleet.

Although this helicopter joins an existing fleet which is overseen by the SHP, the majority of the missions conducted each year continue to be in support of partner agencies outside of the State Highway Patrol. Year after

year, 80-85% of our missions are for local agencies that need help in finding missing persons to include the search for missing children. Colonel Freddy Johnson, Jr. provided the following remarks to those in attendance: “As our state continues to grow and thrive, we as an agency must continue to possess the tools needed to positively support our agency’s lifesaving mission,” said Colonel Johnson, commander of the SHP. “We are extremely proud of what this helicopter will be able to do not just for our agency, but in support of our partner agencies across the state.”

The new aircraft will be completely operational in the

On April 12 just after 10: 00 p.m., GPD officers responded to a home in the 800 block of S. South Street for the report of shots fired into a home. Responding officers determined that at least one projectile entered a home that was occupied by a mother and her children. No one inside the home was struck by the gunfire.

The investigation determined that a Dodge Charger and a Nissan Sentra were parked on S. South Street and approximately eight individuals, some of whom were wearing ski masks, exited the cars and walked down S. South Street. Gunshots were heard soon after and both vehicles fled the area.

Responding officers located the Dodge Charger traveling on S. Marietta Street at E. Eighth Avenue. Officers attempted to stop the car but the driver failed to stop for officers and fled at a high rate of speed. The driver of the Charger lost control of the car and wrecked on Belmar Drive near Fuller Drive.

After the Charger wrecked, officers observed two suspects flee on foot from the car. Additional suspects, later determined to be juveniles, remained in the car. One of the suspects who fled, now identified as Williams,

was quickly located and arrested by officers. There were no injuries reported after the Charger wrecked. The second suspect who fled from the Charger, now identified as Carrera-Can-

tareo, was located and arrested. A loaded handgun that was reported stolen out of Charlotte was located inside the Dodge Charger.

The juveniles were released to the custody of their

parents after the Department of Juvenile Services was contacted.

Additional officers located the Nissan Sentra occupied by three subjects on Garland Avenue. A handgun and two ski masks were found inside the Sentra. The investigation into the involvement of these subjects is ongoing.

Williams was charged with shooting into occupied property, felony flee to elude, contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile, resisting arrest, and multiple traffic-related offenses. He is being held on a $250,000 bond.

Carrera-Cantareo was charged with shooting into an occupied property, possession of a stolen firearm, and resisting arrest. He is being held on a $100,000 bond.

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Local law enforcement from KMPD, SPD, and CCSO participate in simulated civil disturbance training. Photos by CCSO Training prepares deputies and officers for issues they may be called upon to handle. LEON WILLIAMS EDWIN LEONARDO CARRERA-CANTARERO KRISHAWN GLENN SHP’s newest Bell 429 helicopter. (Photo by State Highway Patrol)
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Gaston County April Drive shooting suspect in custody

On Thursday, April 20, at about 4:45 p.m., Gaston County Police were notified by the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office in Tampa, Florida, that the suspect in Tuesday’s shooting on April Drive in Gaston County, 24-yearold Robert Louis Singletary had turned himself in and was in custody.

Singletary did not have any identification with him. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office processed him and confirmed his identity shortly before 7 p.m. that evening. He was scheduled to have a court appearance in Hillsborough County on Friday, April 21, in reference to extradition back to Gaston County, North Carolina.

The victims in the shooting have been identified as William James White of Gastonia who suffered a gunshot wound and remains in serious condition at a Charlotte hospital, Ashley Hildebrand suffered a grazing gunshot wound, a juvenile whose name was not released suffered a gunshot wound, and Derrick Kenneth Prather of Gastonia who was shot at but not hit.

Gaston County Police thanked their partner public safety agencies, the United States Marshals Regional Fugitive Task Force, and the Gaston County District Attorney’s Office for their assistance in this investigation.

Although Singletary is in custody, the investigation into this shooting is on-going. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Det. J. Brienza at 704866-3320 or Crimestoppers at 704-861-8000. A Crimestoppers reward of up to $1,000 is available for information pertinent to the investigation. There is no further information currently available.




From Page 1A Development Division, led by Assistant Secretary for Rural Development Kenny Flowers. Grants can support a variety of activities, including infrastructure development, building renovation, ex-


From Page 1A

Traditionally scheduled for the last two weeks of April and September, Litter Sweep is NCDOT’s

biannual statewide roadside litter removal initiative. Residents throughout the state participated in local efforts to help clean up North Carolina's roadways.

as is with no warranty expressed or implied.

pansion and demolition, and site improvements.

“Creating a North Carolina that works for everyone is important to our overall economy,” said N.C. Commerce Secretary Machelle Baker Sanders. “These communities will receive greatly needed infrastructure and building improvements to create more jobs and future investments to foster greater economic prosperity in all corners of the state.”

The RIA approved seven grant requests under the state’s Building Reuse Program in two categories:

Vacant Building Category

• Cleveland County:

A $75,000 grant will support the reuse of a 237,000-square-foot building in Kings Mountain. The building will be occupied by ACTEGA North America, a manufacturer of specialty coatings and chemicals for the printing and packaging industries. This project is expected to create 12 jobs, with an investment of $8,524,014 by the company.

• Greene County: A $50,000 grant will support the reuse of a 6,300-square-foot building located in Snow Hill. The building will be the home of Heritage Family Health, which is a primary care facility for children and adults. The company will create five jobs and invest $210,000 in the project.

• Transylvania County: A $200,000 grant will support the reuse of a 41,000-square-foot building in Brevard. Textile manufacturer and woman-owned company, Siscovers Enterprises, Inc., will use the building to manufacture decorative bedding, pillows, curtains and futon covers. The company expects to create 26 jobs and invest $1,444,550 in the project.

Existing Business Building Category

• Scotland County: A $125,000 grant will support the renovation of a 1-million-square-foot building in Laurinburg. The building is currently occupied by Pilkington North America, Inc., a glass manufacturer for the architectural, automotive, and creative technology industries. Overall, this project is expected to create 20 jobs, with 14 jobs and an investment of $11,810,530 tied to this grant.

• Davidson County:

A $100,000 grant will support the renovation of a 1-million square-foot building occupied by EGGER Wood Products, LLC. In Linwood. The company is a manufacturer of wood-based materials for the furniture and interior design, flooring and building products industries. The company will create 21 jobs and invest $21,505,000 in the project.

• Duplin County: A $170,000 grant will support the renovation of a 150,000-squarefoot building located in Faison. The building is the home of Cottle Strawberry Nursery, Inc., which supplies strawberry tips, plugs and bare root plants for growers. In this project, the company plans to add a new product line to its operation, creating 19 jobs while investing $1,677,000.

• Yadkin County: A $400,000 grant will support the renovation of a 128,000-square-foot building in East Bend that is occupied by Cross Technology, Inc., a provider of quality precision components, heat shrink products, wire harness assembly, and injection molding. The company expects to create 82 jobs and invest $3,439,685 in this project.

The Building Reuse Program provides grants to local governments to renovate vacant buildings, renovate and/or expand buildings occupied by existing North Carolina companies, and renovate, expand or construct health care facilities that will lead to the creation of new jobs in Tier 1 and Tier 2 counties and in rural census tracts of Tier 3 counties.

The RIA approved one request under the state’s Economic Infrastructure Program:

• Town of Dillsboro (Jackson County): A $104,000 grant, which includes a previous award from February 2023, will support the completion of water system improvements to provide enhanced fire protection, water flow and pressure to serve The Jarrett House/ Mount Beulah Hotel, an adjoining restaurant, and the Town of Dillsboro. The company plans to create 12 jobs, which represents an increase from the previous award, with an investment of $966,370.

The Economic Infrastructure Program

provides grants to local governments to assist with infrastructure projects that will lead to job creation. The program gives priority to jurisdictions in the 80 most economically distressed counties (Tiers 1 and 2) and can help build water and sewer lines, wastewater treatment plants, natural gas lines, public broadband infrastructure, roadways, rail spurs, and other infrastructure allowed under program guidelines.

The RIA approved one request under the state’s Industrial Development Fund - Utility Account program:

• Craven County: A $1,077,694 grant will assist the county with the construction of an access road at the Coastal Carolina Corporate Aerospace Development Park in New Bern.

The Industrial Development Fund – Utility Account provides grants to local governments located in the 80 most economically distressed counties of the state, which are classified as either Tier 1 or Tier 2. Funds may be used for publicly-owned infrastructure projects that are reasonably expected to result in new job creation. The IDF –Utility Account is funded through a process tied to the state’s signature Job Development Investment Grant (JDIG) program. When JDIG-awarded companies choose to locate or expand in a Tier 2 or Tier 3 county, a portion of that JDIG award is channeled into the Utility Account.

In addition to reviewing and approving funding requests, the N.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority formulates policies and priorities for grant and loan programs administered by N.C. Commerce’s Rural Economic Development team. Its 17 voting members are appointed by the Governor, Speaker of the House and Senate President Pro Tem. The North Carolina Secretary of Commerce serves as a member of the Authority, ex officio.

Wednesday, April 26, 2023
Page 1A resource management, etc. Applications are due April 19. See additional information about the Youth Conservation Corps at https:// youthprograms/ycc.htm Interested students can contact James Mullins at 864-461-2828 ext. 2102 or email at james_r_mullins@ ESTATE AUCTION (Dec) Saturday, May 6, 2023 – 9:00 AM 1106 Dallas Cherryville Hwy, Dallas, NC NOTE: ½ Mile off Hwy 321 (Cherryville Exit) Across Road from Prison Auctioneers: Bob Melton NCAL#166 704-692-0406 Ronny Causby NCAL#37 828-443-8299 For Details & Photos: 125 Melton Dr., Shelby, NC 28152 (NCAL 4977) Day of Auction 704-692-0405 ROLLING STOCK/IMPLEMENTS: (All Vehicles Run!) 1995 Ford 4x4 Truck( Extra Clean Low Mileage), 2-1988 Ford Ranger Trucks, 1989 Olds, 2000 Buick Le Sabre, 2001 Buick Park Ave, 2003 Buick, Toyota Car (Parts Only) Hustler Excel Mower, Ford Tractor. Car Dolly. 100’s CARPERNTRY & AUTO SHOP EQUIPMENT/TOOLS (Dewalt, Makita, Milwaukee, Craftsman, Delta, Bosch) : Craftsman: Table Saw, Radial Saw, Band Saw, Delta Shop Master, Work Tables. Air, Battery, Electric, & Hand Tools: Hammers, Wrenches( All Sizes) Screw Drivers, Socket Sets, Ratchet Sets, Levels, Drills, Drill Bits, Clamps, Planers, Tap & Die, Pipe Threaders, Pry Bars, Side Grinders, Disc Grinders, Cut off Saws, Sanders, Nailers, Pullers, Greaser, Oilers Clamps, ect. Craftsman Tool Chest w/Tools. 20+ Wood & Metal Tool Boxes w/Tools, Creepers, Grinding Wheels, Saw Blades, Chains & Hooks, Nails, Screws, & Bolts & Misc Hardware. Hitches, Sway Bars, Stablizers, Shop Lights, Shop Vac, Air Compressors & Tanks, Battery Charges & Cables, Jump Starts. Metal & Plastic Gas & Kerosene Cans. Floor & Bottle Jacks, Refrigerants, Anti Freeze, Oil.5+ Chain Saws, Step & Extension Ladders, Shop Fans, Pulley’s, Tie Straps. OTHER: Box Blade, Loads Lawn, & Garden Tools. Snapper Push & Riding Mowers, Old John Deere Riding Mower, Hunter Machine, Spoke Wheel Grounds Keeper. Wheel Barrows, Electric & Gas Heaters. Motors, Paint, Electric & Plumbing Supplies & Accessories, Contents: Shelves & Cabinets! LOADS Scrap Metal! Contents of Buildings & Sheds. COLLECTIBLES/FURNITURE & ACCESSORIES: 1941 & 42 Car Tags, Misc. Dressers, Chest & Beds, Lane Cedar Chest, Misc Wood Shelves & Cabinets, Old Door Knobs, Arrowheads, Cowbells, Stamps, Oil & Earthen Crock Lamp, Mowing Sythe, Corning & Pyrex, Old Mixing Bowls, Milk Can, Roasters, Dish Pans, Cast Iron Fry Pans, Metal Trunks, Old Magazines, 100’s VHS’s & DVD’s, 33 Records, Window A/C, Tent, Sleeping Bags, Stadium Seats, Tarps, Folding & Lawn Chairs & Tables, Deer Stands, Light Fixtures, Old Typewriter, Pocket & Hunting Knives, Gun Cases & Holsters, Metal Signs, Antique Safe, LOADS & LOADS MISC TO NUMEROUS TO LIST! VIEWING: Day of Auction 8:00-9:00 AM TERMS: Cash, Checks only with Bank Letter of Credit, MC/VISA (3% Charge). Sales Tax will be Charged-Bring Sales Tax Number to be exempt. Must Pay Day of Auction. NO BUYERS PREMIUM! All Announcements day of Auction takes precedent over any advertisement written or implied. Reserve the right to add or delete. Auction Company and/or Owner are not responsible for Losses
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More than 4 tons of litter was removed from city streets during Clean-up Day. Photo provided

Contending for the Faith of others

Last week we saw that Jude’s instruction on contending for “the faith once for all delivered to the saints,” begins with the call to build oneself up in the faith and to pray in the Holy Spirit.”

But that is not all there is to it! Faithful contention requires concern for others who share in faith in Jesus Christ. Jude calls our salvation “common,” and that commonality brings mutual accountability!

Jude’s instruction on contending for the faith of others presents several strategies. He insists

on “mercy on those who doubt.”

He’s not referring to the false teachers who are perverting the grace of God into sensuality, but rather those who have been confused or misled by their teaching. The confused and doubting need mercy, not harshness. Our ministry should be like that of Jesus- marked by compassion for the harassed and helpless. Jesus’ compassion fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah: “...a bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not quench, until he brings justice to victory...” Ours should too!

Some Christians don’t waver in doubt, but rebel boldly through sinful behavior. Jude indicates such situations call for greater urgency: “ others by snatching them out of the fire...” If the wages of sin is death, then seeing

a fellow believer embrace false teaching or indulge in sinful behavior should lead us to sound the alarm! Fire represents judgment in Scripture, and it would be unloving not to pull the alarm when someone has put themself in danger. Read Galatians

2:11-14 for an example of Paul snatching Peter out of fire.

Jude’s third scenario seems to offer a kind of warning: “... to others show mercy with fear, hating even the garment stained by the flesh.” In the Old Testament, certain ritual uncleanness or contamination could “spread,” requiring washing or even burning one’s garments. As we contend for truth, we must never indulge in sin with others, or excuse their sin in an effort to seem compassionate. We must guard against sin’s contaminating effect! When

we are sure of the truth of the gospel, we will believe and share its message of God’s judgment for sin and deliverance for repentant sinners.

Jude’s presentation of varying scenarios of contention for the faith requires keen discernment in ministry. How is such discernment cultivated? The answer was presented earlier in the call to guard one’s own life and faith. Through time in God’s word and prayer, basking in His love, and waiting expectantly for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ, we grow in biblical discernment. If all of this seems difficult and complicated, don’t despair! Take time to read the whole of the short Epistle of Jude. Consider its closing doxology: It calls us to trust God, not ourselves, as we contend!

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Kings Mountain Area Church Directory

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

Sunrise Baptist Church 208 Mail Road 704-692-3007

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

The Favor Center Church 602 Slater Street

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


602 Dixon School Rd. • Kings Mountain, NC

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

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

Westover Baptist Church 114 Westover Drive

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

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

Ardent Life Church 420 Branch Street 704-739-7700

Arise Church 830 E. King St.

Boyce Memorial ARP Church Edgemont Drive 704-739-4917

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bethlehem Baptist Church 1017 Bethlehem Road 704-739-7487

Cornerstone Independent Baptist 107 Range Road 704-737-0477

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Page 6A The Kings Mountain Herald | Wednesday, April 26, 2023 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 Ave. 704-739-6811 Midview Baptist Church 703 Margrace Road 704-739-6711
Zion Missionary Baptist Church 220 N. Watterson Street 704-739-8354 Mountain View Agape Church 506 Sparrow Springs Road 704-739-0160 Mt. Olive Baptist Church Compact School Road 704-739-4516 Mt. Zion Baptist Church 220 N. Watterson Street 704-739-8354 New Beginnings Church of Jesus Christ 541 Crocker Road 704-730-9507 New Bynum Chapel AME Zion Church N. Cansler Street 704-739-2606 New Camp Creek Baptist Church 863 New Camp Creek Ch. Road 704-487-7128 New Life Family Worship Center 428 Oak Grove Road 704-739-9371 New Way Missionary Baptist Church 105 Waco Road 704-724-0414 Oak Grove Baptist Church 1022 Oak Grove Road 704-739-4833 Oak View Baptist Church 1517 York Road 704-739-7831 Pathway Baptist Church 3100 Parkdale Circle 704-734-0852 Patterson Grove Baptist Church 301 Oak Grove Road 704-739-5826 Penley’s Chapel Church 1805 N Piedmont Ave 704-524-4139 Peoples Baptist Church 1010 Groves Street 704-739-0398 Proclaiming the Word Ministries 7011 Cleveland Avenue Progressive Church of Our Lord 1001 Cleveland Avenue 704-734-1070 Resurrection Lutheran Church 600 Crescent Circle 704-739-5580 Royal Praise Ministries 2055 Shelby Rd. Saint Matthew’s Lutheran Church 201 N. Piedmont Avenue 704-739-7466 Second Baptist Church 120 Linwood Road 704-739-4216
Presbyterian Church
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 227 S. Cherokee St. Kings Mountain 704-739-0193 Tire Inc. 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 The Staff of HARRIS FUNERAL HOME 108 S. Piedmont Ave. • Kings Mountain 704-739-2591 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 Jesus said to
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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 p.m. 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 she never anticipated the gangster Camine’s been dodging for the last five years, Sonny Barbosa (Chris Huffstetler), is about to walk through

Miss Ashley celebrates 30-years at Bolin’s Daycare

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 follow 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 for our plays. All others may purchase tickets at the box office or online at 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 704730-9408 and leaving a message or send a request to

Mauney Memorial Library scheduled events for May

Mauney Memorial Li-

brary has the following events scheduled during March. The library is located at 100 S. Piedmont Avenue, Kings Mountain, NC 28086. The library will be closed in observance of Memorial Day Saturday, May 27, and Monday May 29.

Learn to Cross Stitch (Adults) (Registration Required)

Wednesday, May 102:00 - 4:00 pm. Mauney Library

Community Room

Make your own cross stitch project in this beginner friendly class. All materials provided. On-Site Shredding

Saturday, May 13 10:00 am - Noon. Get rid of those personal documents that have been piling up safely and securely at Mauney Library!

Shred up to 75lbs or 3 document boxes at our on-site shred truck. No business shredding allowed. Please ensure your document boxes do not include cardboard, batteries, binders, etc.

Southern Garden Party (Family)

Wednesday, May 17 10 am – Noon, 909 East King Street. Enjoy refreshments while getting gardening tips from our Master Gardeners!

This program takes place at the CG Pavilion Gazebo, located at Patrick Senior Center.

Sun Safety: Presented by Levine Institute (Adult) (Registration Required)

Monday, May 22 10 am – Noon, Library Community Room

Levine Cancer Institute is hosting a free educational

presentation on sun safety. To prepare for the summer months, come learn about how to keep yourself safe from harmful UV rays. Free infusion water bottles will be handed out at this event!

There will also be a skin screening in Kings Mountain next month. Participants will be able to learn about the event and sign up for an appointment!

Technology Assistance Make an appointment 704-739-2371

Library Storytime in Person (preschoolers)

Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30 - 11:30 am, Mauney Library Community Room Come to the library to enjoy a story, music, and a take-home craft with Miss. Anne.

Learn Grow Play (preschoolers)

Fridays 10:00 - 11:30 am, Mauney Library Community Room. Play in centers, then enjoy a story, music, and a take home craft with Miss. Anne.

Lego Club (ages 6-12)

Third Thursday of every month 3:30 - 4:30 pm, Library Community Roo. Free build and participate in group projects, snacks provided.

Zoom’N On-Line Book Group (Adults) (Registration Required)

Read. Relish. Recap. Read a book of your choice and share with the group. Fourth Wednesday of every month 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Register: event calendar. Event URL will be sent via registration email. For the latest in library news and events, visit Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

NCDHHS shares COVID vaccine changes

NC Department of Health and Human Services advises that people 65 and older, and those with a compromised immune system, can now receive an additional dose of the updated vaccine to protect themselves against severe illness from COVID-19.

Everyone older than

six months will now only receive the updated COVID-19 vaccine that protects against more variants of the virus.

Anyone 6 years and older is considered up to date if they have already gotten an updated (bivalent) dose. The bivalent vaccine protects against both the original virus that

causes COVID-19 and the newer Omicron variants.

These changes are based on an updated authorization by the Food and Drug Administration and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on April 19.

COVID-19 vaccines are still free, regardless of insurance or immigration status. However, COVID-

In 1993, Miss Ashley walked through the front door of Bolin’s Daycare Center and began her career with them. She was the lead teacher in the 3 and 4 yearold class, before moving to the 2 year old class.

For the past 15+ years, Miss Ashley has opened the daycare at 6:30 a.m. tackling many duties such as collecting tuition, taking calls, and preparing meals and snacks while continuing to care for toddlers.

Many of her former students now bring their children to her.

Ashley is married to Larry Brafford and has a daughter Paisley. She is best known for her kindness, gentle spirit, singing songs and loving heart.

Bolin’s Daycare Center is grateful for Ashley’s hard work and dedication saying, “Thank you for choosing Bolin’s Daycare 30 years ago Ashley! We are so grateful for you.”

NPS awards $4.5M to protect 193 acres at two Civil War battlefields

In March, the National Park Service (NPS) awarded $4,543,144 in Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants to protect 193 acres in two battlefields in Virginia. Funded by the American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) grants, state and local governments spearhead projects to protect significant battlefield landscapes that are vital to the shared history of their communities and the nation. These awards are made possible by the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which reinvests revenue from offshore oil and natural gas leasing to help strengthen conservation and recreation opportunities across the nation.

“Battlefields are hallowed spaces where every American can honor the history that has shaped and defined our nation,” said NPS Director Chuck Sams. “The state and local government partners that receive American Battlefield Protection Program grants are dedicated to ensuring that unparalleled battlefield landscapes across the country are protected for generations to come.”

the rest of the Union assault force struggled to advance, the 22nd division focused their assault on the left flank of the Confederate defenses manned by battle-hardened and well-positioned Confederate troops. Against overwhelming odds, the 22nd division succeeded in pushing the Confederates out of an 800-foot stretch of earthworks, helping to secure a Union victory and putting U.S. forces closer to the capture of Richmond.

This Battlefield Land Acquisition Grant will fund the preservation of 49 acres of the New Market Heights battlefield. An easement granted to the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, will preserve the woodland ecosystem and surviving historic Confederate earthworks at New Market Heights for the benefit of the American public. The awards are to:

• Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation $660,500.00 for preservation of 49.09 acres at Chaffin’s Farm/New Market Heights Battlefield in Henrico County, Virginia.

19 vaccines will soon become available like flu shots and other routine vaccinations and may no longer be free for everyone.

People who do not have an established health care provider can find a vaccine provider nearby at or visit to contact their local health department.

One of these historic battlefield landscapes is Haskins Farm, a stretch of farmland in Henrico County, Virginia, where Black soldiers of the United States Colored Troops (USCT) cleared a stretch of Confederate earthworks, raised mounds of earth built as a barrier for defense in battles, to help win the Battle of New Market Heights. The battle began on September 29, 1863 as Federal troops assaulted Confederate defensive positions to clear a path for the Union capture of Richmond, the capital of the Confederacy. Upon reaching the Confederate lines, Union forces faced heavy fire from an elite group of Texan troops well protected by a series of earthworks stretching the battlefield. As


Mary Akers Guyton

1/2 pkg. macaroni

2 Tbsp. dill weed

2 Tbsp. lemon juice

1 lb. shrimp

Hellman’s mayonnaise

• Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation $3,882,644.81 for preservation of 144.62 acres at Second and Third Winchester Battlefield in Frederick County, Virginia.

NPS ABPP’s Battlefield Land Acquisition Grants empower preservation partners nationwide to acquire and preserve threatened battlefields on American soil.

In addition, the program administers three other grant programs: Preservation Planning, Battlefield Interpretation and Battlefield Restoration grants. Financial and technical assistance support sustainable, community-driven stewardship of natural and historic resources at the state, Tribal and local levels.

jello dry. Add other ingredients. Bake 1 hour at 325 degrees.


1 box confectioner’s


1 stick margarine

¼ cup strawberries

(Ed. Note: The recipes in today’s Cooking Corner are from “Something Old, Something New” by White Plains Shrinettes.


Betty Hipp

1 lb. spaghetti

1 (8 oz.) bottle Zesty

Italian dressing

1 bell pepper

1 purple onion

3 tomatoes

Salad Supreme (get at

Food Lion or Roses)

Cook spaghetti according to directions on box. Drain and rinse 1 time with cold water. After draining, put back in bowl and add Italian dressing. Set aside. Chop pepper, onions, and tomatoes. Put into bowl with spaghetti and add 4 tablespoons Salad Supreme. Chill. Will keep 4-5 days in refrigerator.

Boil macaroni with dill weed until tender. Drain and rinse. Cook shrimp in lemon juice, drain. Add mayonnaise and salt to taste. Tastes best if allowed to season overnight.


DeLane Guyton

1 box Duncan Hines white cake mix

1 pkg. strawberry jello

3 Tbsp. cake mix

4 eggs

1 c. cooking

1/2 cup water

1 cup strawberries, drained Grease and flour tube cake pan. Mix cake mix and

Spread over cool cake.


Ivery Nolen

1 can Eagle Brand milk

½ cup lemon juice

1 (9 oz.) Cool Whip

1 No. 2 can crush pineapple, drained

½ cup nuts

1 small pkg. coconut

¼ cup chopped maraschino cherries, reserve cherries for topping

Combine ingredien ts in mixing bowl. Divide mixture in half and put in 2 baked pie shells. Top with cherries. Chill and serve.

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Free Adult Basic Education Course offered CCC and Goodwill

Goodwill is partnering with Cleveland Community College (CCC) to offer an Adult Basic Education course in Shelby in the community room located inside their Shelby retail store.

In this course, participants will prepare for the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) exam, which is the new alternative to the GED exam. Passing the HiSET exam demonstrates that you have attained the academic knowledge and proficiency equivalent to those of a high school graduate. The HiSET diploma/certificate is accepted by employers and accredited colleges in all 50 states. Like all of Goodwill’s courses, the Adult Basic Education course is offered free of charge.

The completion timeframe will vary depending

on a participant’s educational background, knowledge, and motivation. Participants can re-enroll in each 8-week session until they obtain their certificate.

Participants will have access to computers and the required software throughout the duration of this course.

After successfully passing the HiSET exam, participants will receive a diploma/certificate that is accepted by employers and accredited colleges in all 50 states. Having a high school level of education is the steppingstone you need to continue your education or grow your career. The HiSET is accepted by employers and accredited colleges in all 50 states. With your HiSET diploma/ certificate, you can also take advantage of other post-secondary learning

opportunities, like Goodwill’s Customer Service course.

The job market has changed, and in today’s world, most family-sustaining jobs require at least a high school level of education. Passing the HiSET exam will earn you the recognition that you have achieved a high school level of education. A study by the National Center for Education Statistics revealed a difference of more than $6,800 per year in average earnings between non-graduates and persons who held either a high school diploma or its equivalent.

To register for this course, interested participants can call 704-9161610 to get started.

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Payton Whitley sits in the helicopter, as Jacquelyn Echols looks on. Photos by CCSMedCenter Air helicopter landing at KMHS on A KMHS s Students get a closer look.

Tickets on sale for May 6 KM Sports Hall of Fame

The 36th annual Kings Mountain Sports Hall of Fame banquet and induction ceremony will be held Saturday, May 6 at 6 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church Christian Activity Center.

Tickets are on sale at Paul Ingram’s Barber Shop downtown and will also be available at the door on the night of the ceremony.

Inductees include Miles Boyd, Chris Henson, Alex Goff, Cedric Thompson, Tim Hines and Suzette Feemster.

Boyd was one of the best athletes to come out of the Kings Mountain area, excel-

ling in football and basketball at Compact High School in the early sixties. His coach in both sports was the late John Blalock who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1998.

Boyd scored 1,289 points during his Compact career and was the first quarterback in Compact High football history. He was MVP in basketball and football his senior year of 1964.

Chris Henson is probably the only athlete in KMHS history to make All-Conference in four sports during the same season. In the late 1980s he starred in cross country, soc-

cer, wrestling and baseball and was the Southwestern Conference MVP in both cross country and wrestling. He held the wrestling record for most wins in a season for several years. He went on to play baseball at Wingate University where he was a threeyear starter and later coached at UNC Pembroke and East Tennessee State universities.

Alex Goff was a golf star in high school and college and continues to compete in tournaments in several states. He was Conference Player of the Year all four years at Kings Mountain High School.

He was the 3A Western champion in 2015 and NCHSAA tournament runner-up in 2018 with a season average of 68.5 strokes per match. He played four years at the University of Kentucky where he had 12 top 20 finishes in conference play and a career stroke average of 72.4. He was All-Southeastern Conference Academic all four years at UK.

Cedric Thompson was an outstanding and very versatile football player in high school and college. At KMHS, he established records for most receiving yards (963) in 2010.

Five Mountaineer golfers selected All-Big South 3A

They finished second to a state power Stuart Cramer team in the final Big South Conference standings but Kings Mountain’s Mountaineers placed five players – the most of any team – on the 2023 All-Conference team.

Mountaineers selected were Baylor Benton, Thomas Spicer, Caleb Marr, Will Spicer and Josh Gillespie. The top 14 play-

ers in the conference make up the All-BSC team. Cramer’s Rich Wills was selected Player of the Year.

Will Spicer was the second overall low scorer in the BSC, Caleb Marr fifth, Thomas Spicer eighth, Baylor Benton 11th and Josh Gillespie 12th.

The Mountaineers qualified as a team to play in the 3A Western Regional Tournament May 8 at Mi-

mosa Hills Golf Club in Morganton.

Following Cramer and Kings Mountain in the final conference standings were Crest third, South Point fourth, Ashbrook fifth, Forestview sixth, North Gaston seventh and Hunter Huss eighth.

Cramer won every match during the season and finished with a 289 in the final match last week

at Riverbend. KM was second at 301 followed by Crest 325, South Point 330, Ashbrook 344, Forestview 371, North Gaston 400 and Hunter Huss 504. Willis was the medalist with a 69.

The Mountaineers were led by Marr with a 70 followed by Benton 76, Will Spicer 77, and Gillespie and Thomas Spicer with 78s.

Danny McDowell steps down as Bessemer City men’s coach

Former Kings Mountain High athlete and basketball coach Danny McDowell is going into retirement after a storied history where he established championship programs in Kings Mountain, Charlotte and Bessemer City.

Before getting into prep coaching, McDowell and Tom Bennett organized the Kings Mountain AAU program and McDowell had two teams from each age group to go to the national tournament.

He credits former Mountaineer coaches Ken Napier, the late John Blalock and Larry Sipe and Shon Brown and Dell and Sonya Curry and the late Calvin Albright of Bessemer City for encouraging him along the way.

“The late Calvin Albright made Bessemer City special for me,” McDowell said.

In over 30 years of coaching high school basketball and 19 as a head coach he pointed out that he was supported by a group of outstanding assistant coaches including Dr. Lamont Littlejohn, Marquiz Williamson and TJ McClain at Kings Mountain, the late Milton Carter and Aretha Ferguson at Charlotte Chris-

tian and Billy James, Marcus Barnette Jarrod Holmes and Thurman Geter at Bessemer City.

After resigning his post in KM, McDowell said his intention was to retire, travel and play golf. He said he doesn’t plan to coach again.

As a teacher and coach, McDowell reaped many rewards and set a lot of outstanding coaching records.

He started his prep coaching career at KMHS under Coach Larry Sipe. He was head JV coach for three years and his teams won championships with records of 19-1, 18-2 and 17-3.

In his five years as varsity coach at KMHS, his teams won three straight conference championships and played in three straight sectional tournaments. His Mountaineers won two straight sectional titles for the only time in the 100-plus year history at KM basketball.

He then moved on to Charlotte Christian where he coached for one season and led the girls team to a third place finish in the state. He then was called by Bessemer City and spent

In 2011, he was the Conference Player of the Year and played in the East-West All-Star game. He was also All-Conference in basketball. He played football at East Carolina University.

Tim Hines, one of Thompson’s teammates at KMHS, was also a star in numerous sports. In 2010 he was the first Mountaineer receiver to record over 1,000 yards in a single season. In track, he was a member of the KMHS 2010 state champion 800 meter relay team and was All-Conference and team MVP. He went on to play football at

Davidson College where he was the Wildcats’ #1 receiver for two seasons.

Suzette Feemster-Williams was KM High’s 1991 Athlete of the Year. She was also a three-sport star. She was a two-time All-Conference and team MVP in basketball. Her 21-point, nine rebound average earned her a spot on the All-Piedmont team. She was a three-year volleyball star and was All-Conference and team MVP. She earned a volleyball scholarship to NC Central University where she was a four-year All-CIAA selection.

Bolton, Carroll new coordinators for KM High football

Kings Mountain High School’s new head coach Strait Herron has added a new offensive and defensive coordinator to his staff.

James Bolton will take over as offensive coordinator and Bobby Carroll is the new defensive coordinator. Both have records as successful assistant and head coaches at other schools.

Bolton is the former head coach at The Cannon School in Concord where he won the state independent league championship two years ago. He also coached with Carroll at York and with his dad Bobby Bolton when he was head coach at Gastonia Forestview.

Carroll is a former defensive coordinator at Rock Hill Northwestern and was head coach at South Pointe High School in Rock Hill High where he won a state championship and coached pro players Javion Clowney and Stephon Gilmore. Herron said Carroll will have the Mountaineers in a 4-2-5 defense and Bolton will

have his offense in a spread.

“We all go way back,” Coach Herron said of the new coaches.

The Mountaineers and other North Carolina teams have been going through spring conditioning and the new coaches are happy with what they’ve seen.

“We’ve been out 12 days and the players are taking well to change,” Herron said. “The coaches are doing a good job. I’d say the defense is a little ahead of the offense right now.”

The Mountaineer staff will look somewhat different this season as several assistant coaches won’t be returning. Former defensive coordinator Darrel Wilson recently joined the Crest staff and coaches James Brown, Mark Latham and Mike Harris won’t be returning. Defensive line coach Michael Kennedy left after the end of last season.

“The players are doing a good job so far,” Herron noted. “They are taking well to the change.”

Mountaineers drop two to South Point, fall out of first place

Kings Mountain’s Mountaineers dropped a pair of one-run games to the South Point Red Raiders last week and no longer lead the Big South 3A Conference race.

The Red Raiders scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh to edge the Mountaineers 7-6 Tuesday night in Belmont and then

held off a KM rally in the bottom of the seventh to win 12-11 Thursday at KM’s Lancaster Field.

The results moved Crest to the top spot in the BSC with a 9-1 record while KM and South Point are one game back with 8-2 marks as the regular season heads into its final two weeks.

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Kings Mountain High golfers on the 2023 All-Big South Conference team are, left to right, Baylor Benton, Thomas Spicer, Caleb Marr, Will Spicer and Josh Gillespie. Kings Mountain’s Danny McDowell has resigned as head men’s basketball coach at Bessemer City.

Meet new coach May 1 at KMHS KM’s Alex Goff second in SEC championship

A special Kings Mountain High School meet and greet coaches show will be held Monday, May 1 at 6 p.m. at the Brinkley Field House on the KMHS campus.

New head football coach Strait Herron and assistant coaches will be on hand to meet the public. The show will be available on the You Tube beginning at 6:30.


Wed., April 26

Time TBA – High school men’s tennis, Big South 3A Conference tournament finals at Kings Mountain.

Thurs., April 27

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

7 p.m. - High school baseball, Stuart Cramer at Kings Mountain (Senior Night).

Fri., April 28 6 p.m. – High school softball, Kings Mountain at South Point.

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


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The Mountaineers scored three runs in the top of the seventh to take a 6-5 lead over the Raiders in Belmont, but they couldn’t hold the Belmont nine off in the bottom of the frame.

Cole Irby went 1-for-4 with three RBIs to lead the Mountaineers. Tucker Cash, Aidan Taylor, Colton Mayes and Zane Brockman also had hits.

South Point led 12-6 going into the bottom of the seventh Thursday at KM. The Mountaineers rallied for five runs but the Raiders got out of the inning to pull into a tie with the Mountaineers. A night later, Crest defeated North Gaston and moved into sole possession of first place with a win over


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steals leader with 463 and the Gaston County single game scoring record holder with 60 points. The Yellow Jackets made the state playoffs in 18 of his 19 seasons with the only miss coming in the COVID year when the playoffs were cancelled.

“When I retired from Kings Mountain I was going to play golf and travel,” he noted. “It didn’t happen. Then I got a call from Charlotte Christian. I was an assistant before getting the head girls job. Charlotte was just too long of a drive, so I retired. I cleaned my golf clubs up getting ready to play but it didn’t happen. Bessemer City High School called.”

McDowell’s accolades at the three schools included:

-8 coach of the year awards.

-head coach of the West/ Midwest all-star game.

-Being inducted into the Kings Mountain Sports Hall of Fame.

-Having a Lifetime Achievement Award and Danny R. McDowell scholarship named in his honor.

- Kings Mountain Man of the Year.

-Numerous church and civic awards.

-10 straight AAU championships.

-2 National AAU runners-up.

-1 National championship.

-1 National Coach of the Year Award.

-Coached numer-

7 p.m. – High school baseball, Champion Night game featuring stars from KM’s 1989 and 1993 state championship teams.

Tues., May 2

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

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

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

Wed., May 3

TBA – High school men’s tennis, first round of NCHSAA playoffs.

the Wildcats.

Jacob Hamrick went 2-for-3 with three runs scored and three RBIs. Mayes was 2-for-3 with a triple and three RBIs. Broome was 2-for-4 with two ribbies and Brockman went 2-for-4. Cash, Taylor and Ellis had a hit each.

The Mountaineers were scheduled to go to Stuart Cramer last night and will be home Thursday for Senior Night against Stuart Cramer. Their final two BSC games will be on May 2 at Crest and May 5 at home against Crest. An “old-timers” game featuring the stars from Kings Mountain’s state championship teams of 1989 and 1993 will be held Friday at 7 p.m. at Lancaster Field.

ous Players of the Year, All-Conference, All-Star, All-State and All-District athletes.

-Numerous teaching awards including Fox 18 TV Terrific Teacher, Regional finalist of the year, Kings Mountain District Teacher of the Year, Kings Mountain Rotary Teacher of the Year, Bethware Teacher of the Year, Kings Mountain Math Teacher of the Year, and twotime North Carolina Math Teacher of the Year.

“Anytime your peers think you are worthy, it is an honor,” McDowell noted. “I was able to build a great rapport with faculty, staff, parents and especially my players along the way.

“Seeing guys succeed in sports and life is the biggest reward you can get,” he added. “My parents laid the foundation for me. They’re deceased and if they could see it here at Bessemer City. The torch was passed by my beautiful wife Bendatra. She came to home and away games to support me.

“It was truly a blessing to have been the head coach at three different high schools,” he noted. “I want to thank Dr. Wyont for giving me the keys to the bus to (Bessemer City men’s basketball) and trusting me enough to drive it (BC men’s basketball). I was able to do it my way. And what’s so special, I was told ‘you can stay as long as you want’. That speaks volumns.

“I want to thank everyone for their support throughout my career. I am forever grateful.”

Former Kings Mountain High golfer Alex Goff, now the #1 golfer at the University of Kentucky, shot a 3-under par 67 to finish second in the Southeastern Conference Championship Friday at Seaside Course at Sea island Golf Club in St. Simons Island, Ga.

Goff had three rounds under 70 and his 202 54hole total was second only to Tennessee’s Caleb Surratt who finished 14-under at 196. Goff shot a 3-under 67 in round one Wednesday, followed by a 2-under 68 Thursday and a 3-under 67 Friday.

“This means a lot to me,” Goff told reporters after the tourney. “When you think about college golf, the SEC is the first conference that comes to mind. You play to win an SEC championship and I’m really proud to represent Kentucky the way I did this week. I didn’t come out on

top but it’s really encouraging to know that I was close in such a competitive field.”

Goff’s second place score was one of the best in SEC championship history. In earlier years the tournament was 72 holes. In recent history, the previous best 54-hole second place mark was a 1-under 209 by Tyler McDaniel in 2016.

Goff posted a team-high 22 rounds of par or better and 19 under par rounds during the season. His 15 birdies were the second most in the field.

“What a great job Alex did of leading this team at the SEC championship,” noted his coach Brian Craig. “Alex handled the challenge beautifully and was solid all three rounds.”

Kentucky finished 13th with an overall score of 14over par.

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KMHS track remains undefeated with sweep of Cleveland County

Kings Mountain High’s track and field team advanced to 25-0 last week by topping county rivals Burns, Crest and Shelby in the 2023 Cleveland County Championship at KM’s John Gamble Stadium.

The KM women won with 124 points followed by Shelby with 73, Burns 45 and Crest 18.

The KM men finished with 101 points followed by Shelby 66, Burns 58 and Crest 44.

Kings Mountain had a host of standouts, including:

-Kamari Odems, first in the high jump, first in the 100 meter high hurdles with a personal record 18.17, first in the 300 hurdles with a personal best 51.98 and running the first leg on the winning 4x400 meter relay team.

-Janiya Hunt, first in

the long jump with a Regional qualifying personal and all-time school record of 16’10”, first in the 100 meter dash with a personal record 12.78, third in the 200 meter dash with a personal best 27.78, and running a leg on the second place 4x100 relay team.

-Divinity Ervin, first in the 800 meter run, first in the 3200 meter run, second in the 1600 meter run and anchor leg on the first place 4x800 relay team.

-Brooke Waseman, first in the 400 meter dash.

-Lexi Jackson, first in the triple jump and tied for first in the pole vault.

-Taylor Smith, second in the shot put.

-Jailen Moore, second in the discus.

-The first place 4x800 meter relay team of Sarah Eagle, Carley Evans, Kallie

Hope and Divinity Ervin.

-The first place 4x400 relay team of Brooke Waseman, London Brown, Alyssa Deal and Janiah Hunt. Standouts for the Kings Mountain men included:

-Max Thompson, first in the 1600, 800 and 3200 meter runs and second leg of the winning 4x800 meter relay team.

-Hunter Cruise, first in the pole vault with a personal record and Regional qualifying vault of 12 feet even, second in the 400 meter dash with a personal record 53.39, anchor leg of the first place 4x800 meter relay and first leg of the first place 4x400 meter relay team.

-Isaiah Watts, second in the 1600 meter run, second in the 3200 meter run, first leg of the first place 4x800 meter relay and third leg of

CCC Yetis win mid-week games

the first place 4x400 meter relay team.

-The first place team of Isaiah Watts, Max Thompson, Marty Lovingood and Hunter Cruise in the 4x800 meter relay.

-The first place 4x400 meter relay team of Hunter Cruise, Vance Johnson, Isaiah Watts and Marty Lovingood.

-Thomas Fair, first place in the shot put.

-Second place finishes from Ja’Qualyn Sanders in the high jump, Jake Lloyd with a personal record 20’3” in the long jump and personal record 40’8.5” in the triple jump; and Nicholas Horn 10’6” in the pole vault.

The Mountaineers were scheduled to go to McDowell High School in Marion yesterday for a five-team meet.

KMIS students of the month

Each academic team at Kings Mountain Intermediate School was tasked with selecting one student who exemplified the meaning of RESPECT. The following students were selected by their teachers by demonstrating RESPECT towards the students, teachers, and staff at KMIS. Students were rewarded with a certificate and treats from KMIS administration. We appreciate their hard work and outstanding character!

State Board of Education renews

Pinnacle Classical Academy's charter

At its April meeting, the North Carolina State Board of Education renewed Pinnacle Classical Academy's charter for the maximum possible term of ten years.

The majority of charter schools up for renewal were recommended for three- or seven-year renewal terms.

"During the renewal process, the State Board of Education is laser focused on academic achievement and financial soundness," said Dr. Shelly Shope, Pinnacle Classical Academy's headmaster. "The State Board of Education's decision to grant the maximum possible renewal term is a

North Carolinians are encouraged to volunteer in local communities

Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed April 16 –22, 2023 as National Volunteer Week in North Carolina to recognize the important work volunteers do in communities across the state and encourage more North Carolinians to find volunteer opportunities.

The Cleveland Community College baseball team won their mid-week home game on Wednesday against Rockingham Community College, 11-0. The Yetis won by run rule in a game that was completed in the 5th inning.

Connor Sampers, Shane Lanier, and Boone Cartee would all pitch in the winning effort. Alex Khan had two hits and Caleb Adair homered and drove in two runs.

On Thursday, the Yetis won at home over the Gardner-Webb JV team, 9-2. Starter Jeb Shuler pitched the first two innings and struck out three. Denis Drinkwalter would go two innings and was credited with the win.

Peyton Wagner closed out the final two innings. Tyler Casciato and Kael Snethen had two hits each. Casciato had four stolen bases and Snethen stole three. The Yetis host Wake Tech for a three-game series on Saturday and Sunday this weekend

Gardner-Webb Bulldog Club continues to break records

Membership growth is largest in 31 Years

Gardner-Webb University is home to a campus of champions. Fresh off Big South Championships in Women’s Basketball and Football, a Southern Conference individual title in Wrestling, and a Men’s Tennis Big South regular season conference title, GWU is announcing another major step forward: the Gardner-Webb Bulldog Club has now grown to its largest membership total in 31 years.

Gardner-Webb President William Downs is excited to see a new and energized interest in supporting the Runnin’ Bulldogs in the stands and through membership in the Bulldog Club. Downs noted, “It’s fun to win, and the thrill of victory is contagious. With our student-athletes now reaching new levels of competitive success, we are seeing more loyal fans and friends step up their personal investment in building championship-level programs at our university.”

He continued, “I’ve said before that wishful thinking alone won’t produce winners; to win, you need resources and facilities that eclipse those of your rivals. You need scholarships.

President for Advancement

Nate Evans. “We are grateful to all those that have chosen to support our student-athletes by becoming a member of the Bulldog Club. Their generosity continues to take the Runnin’ Bulldogs to new heights.”

Evans reported that membership has doubled since fiscal year 2021.

“The Bulldog Club allows student-athletes the opportunity to pursue their education while competing in the sport they love,” he stated.

“Last year, more than 1,000 donors supported our student-athletes and GWU Athletics through either the Bulldog Club or a donation to sport-specific MyTeam Fund. With Double Dawg Day coming up on April 20, we are on pace for even greater success. This new era of GWU Athletics will be defined by a winning culture.”

tribute to our classical curriculum and our teachers, as well as to the strong financial management provided by our own board of directors."

Founded in 2013, Pinnacle Classical Academy attracts 1,137 students from five counties. The school's 38 seniors have been offered a combined $6,828,212 in four-year academic merit scholarships.

“Whether you’re giving blood, helping out seniors or working in a local food bank, there are many ways to help your community, and I encourage everyone to find opportunities,” said Governor Cooper. “I’m grateful for all the volunteers who work hard to make our state stronger for all.”

VolunteerNC, an agency within the Office of the Governor, promotes volunteer opportunities and community service across North Carolina. They provide information about onsite,

virtual, and outdoor volunteer opportunities statewide. Volunteer needs vary by community, and range from working at a local food bank to working in North Carolina public schools.

“Volunteers across North Carolina are the heart and soul of their communities. National Volunteer Week celebrates the impact and commitment of our volunteers as they continue to make a difference each day,” said Briles Johnson, Executive Director of VolunteerNC. “There are countless opportunities to volunteer your time and talents in our state whether it’s in person or virtual. Volunteer today and serve our state.”

More than 2.8 million North Carolina volunteers contributed over 265 million hours of service. More than 30% of North Caro-

You need a fan base that is large, loud, and willing to travel…just as ours did this season in carrying Women’s Basketball to its most dominant performance in the D-1 era. Our Bulldog Club is vital to GWU’s emerging athletic prowess, and we fully intend to keep the positive momentum going.”

The Bulldog Club is an investment in student-athletes. Membership provides scholarships for nearly 600 GWU student-athletes participating in 22 NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletics.

“With three team and one individual conference championships and the potential for more, this year proves that championships do indeed begin with scholarships,” affirmed Vice

linians participated in local groups or organizations and over 50% of North Carolinians donated $25 or more to charities since 2021.

National Volunteer

Gardner-Webb alumna, and former track and field athlete, and Bulldog Club scholarship recipient, Kelsey Houser, has fond memories of her time as a Runnin’ Bulldog. “Five years as a student-athlete teaches persistence, mental toughness, and endurance,” Houser related. “However, it also teaches that behind every individual is a wellbuilt support system. Between teammates, coaches, trainers, and staff, I always knew there was someone in my corner. Gardner-Webb is a community in every aspect, and I could not be more blessed by the impact the Gardner-Webb family has made in my life.”

While members of the GWU Bulldog Club are eligible for exclusive benefits like pre-game hospitality meal access, GWU apparel, priority seating, and more, the most important aspect of the membership is helping GWU student athletes to achieve their academic, athletic, and spiritual goals. Those who wish to join can do so at any time during the year. To find out more, click here.

Week was established in 1974 by a presidential proclamation to promote the benefit of community service in communities nationwide.

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KMHS National Beta Club Induction Ceremony

KMHS held their Beta Club Induction and Cord Ceremony on Thursday, April 20 at 6 p.m. at Barnes Auditorium. Principal Dustin Morehead and Jamey Croft welcomed those in attendance. Club Sponsors are Jamey Croft and Shelby Myers.

Club President Megan Carley shared the purpose and objectives of the Beta Club prior to sophomores being presented with their certificates.

Club Vice-President Jacob Hamrick presented certificates to sophomore inductees Jeremiah Adams, Kameron Adams, Jonathan Baker, Lucy Ballard, Zoie Baynard, Jaxon Bowman, Teddy Brooks, Kamauri Brown, Alex Browning, Philip-Mark Bryson, Andreya Byers, Donovan Cavender, Angel Connor, Tatyana Crespo, Joshua Davis, Mya Davis, Paige Fleming, D’Aundra Ford, Tyler Furman, Noel George, Joshua Gillespie, Chloe Hale, Alexis Hampton, Brooke Hamrick, Samuel Hanvy, Sarabeth Harmon, Stacy Hernandez Luna, Hector Hernandez Mendez, Olivia Hernandez Soto, John Kiser, Alison Ladd, Sadie Laughter, Elihu Lipscomb, Aaron Lowery, Luca Narciso, Destiny Odom, Alexys

Padgett, Nathan Parsons, Kinley Putnam, Matthew Rhom, Taylor Roper, Mary Ruffalo, Joseph Safrit, Gabriel Short, Kaydence Smith, Thomas Spicer, Journey Stewart, Cynthia Stinchcomb, Max Thompson, Jackson Toney, Jaylyn Wallace, Hadley Walsh, Abigail Warnock, and Brooke Waseman.

Club Secretary Taylor

McSwain presented certificates to junior inductees

Nicholas Cole, Ny’Asia Forney, Summer Mobley, William Parks, Adam Phillips, Symone Shergill, William Spicer, Mashalyn Surratt, Rodney Unnasch, and Alaina Warskow.

Megan Carley presented certificates and honor cords to senior inductees Zane Brockman, Kalyn Gillespie, Julia Saldias, Emily Smith,

Latham Stone, and Mackenzie Wofford. Jamey Anne Croft inducted these new Beta Club members who received their certificates and recited the Beta Club Pledge.

Club Treasurer Melia Myers presented honor cords to senior members

Nash Bachman, Paige Bagwell, Samuel Black, Calum Bolin, Railey Bolt, Maley Bridges, Caleb Broome, Seth Brown, Lindsay Burrows, Megan Carley, Colby Carroll, Davis Conner, Tyler Cramer, Hannah Crawford, Gabriel Crotts, Camille Currence, Austyn Dixon, John Eagle, Jacquelyn Echols, Divinity Ervin, Layla Evans, Kylee Falls, Katelyn Fleming, Garrett Freeman, Kevin Garcia-Diaz, Saylor Goforth, Tiquan Grier, Jacob Hamrick, Rebecca Hawkins, James Hetland, Anna Holder, Maggie Honeycutt, Nicholas Horn, Ashton Hullender, Triston Hullender, Nathan Inthavong, Cole Irby, Jonathan Johnson, Khalia King, Lamont Littlejohn, Jake Lloyd, Lillian Lutz, Ricardo Martinez, Hailey McCall, Hannah McCall, Jonna McClain, Star McKinney, Taylor McSwain, Dylan Moore, MaryQuay Moss, Jordan Mull, Eli Osborne, Alayna Patrick,




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

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This the 5th day of April, 2023.

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Estate of Virginia Epley Marlow

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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.

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Estate of Jacob Alexander Long

1932 Pleasant Hill Church Road Shelby, NC 28152

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This the 12th day of April, 2023.

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

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Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Dwight Edwin Cook a/k/a Dwight Cook of Cleveland County, North Carolina, the undersigned does hereby notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 25th day of July, 2023, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate will please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 20th day of April, 2023.

Anita Cook Weaver 1616 New House Rd. Shelby, NC 28150

Attorney Martha Wallace King Law Offices, PC 209 S, Dekalb St. Shelby, NC 28150

KMH (4/26, 5/03, 10 & 17/2023)





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)

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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

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



In the Matter of the Estate of:


Having qualified on the 11th day of April, 2023 as Co-Administrators of the Estate of Betty Ruth Upchurch Roark, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Co-Administrators on or before the 27th 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 26th day of April, 2023.

Holly Roark York, Co-Admin.

1212 Marys Grove Road Cherryville, NC 28021

William Lawrence Roark, III

104 John Goforth road Kings Mountain, NC 28086


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

KMH (4/26, 5/3, 5/10 & 5/17/2023)







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

YOU ARE REQUIRED to make defense to such pleading not later than May 22, 2023, said date being 40 days from the first publication of this Notice, and upon your failure to do so, the party seeking service against you will apply to the court for the relief sought.

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

This the 12th day of April, 2023.

Breeden Law Office

P.O. Box 967 Clayton, NC 27528

(919) 661-4970

KMH (4/12, 19; 26/2023)




Having qualified on 17th of April, 2023 as Co-Executors of the Estate of DONALD RIPPY; AKA, DONALD LEE RIPPY, 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 N. Rippy, Co-Executor and/or Robert D. Rippy CoExecutor on or before the 26th 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 26th day of April, 2023.

David N. Rippy, Co-Executor

Estate of Donald Rippy; aka, Donald Lee Rippy 8908 Langwood Dr., Apt. 103. Raleigh, NC 27613


Robert D. Rippy, Co-Executor

Estate of Donald Rippy; aka, Donald Lee Rippy 1203 Gidney St Shelby, NC 28150

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

KMH (4/26, 5/03, 10 & 17/2023)




Having qualified on 14th of April, 2023 as Executrix of the Estate of CAROL ANN EMERSON, 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, Carolyn Marie Emerson, Executrix on or before the 26th 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 26th day of April, 2023.

Carolyn Marie Emerson, Executrix

Estate of Carol Ann Emerson 324 Martin St. Shelby, NC 28150

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

KMH (4/26, 5/03, 10 & 17/2023)



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)







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

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




Having qualified on 11th of April, 2023 as Administratrix of the Estate of WILLIAM GLENN DAVES, 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, Melissa Ware, Administratrix on or before the 26th 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 26th day of April, 2023.

Melissa Ware, Administratrix

Estate of William Glenn Daves 3124 McKinney Rd. Shelby, NC 28152

Counsel for the Estate

McINTYRE ELDER LAW PO Box 165 Shelby, NC 28151

KMH (4/26, 5/03, 10 & 17/2023)





Having qualified on 4th of April, 2023 as Executor of the Estate of ROGER WAYNE TURNER, 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, Mitchell Wayne Turner, Executor on or before the 26th 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 26th day of April, 2023.

Mitchell Wayne Turner, Executor Estate of Roger Wayne Turner 611 Elam Rd. Lawndale, NC 28090

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

KMH (4/26, 5/03, 10 & 17/2023)




Having qualified on 11th of January, 2023 as Ancillary Executor of the Estate of HAL PALMER CLARK, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against said estate to present them to the undersigned, Timothy Clark, Ancillary Executor on or before the 12th of July, 2023, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 12th day of April, 2023.

Timothy Clark, Ancillary Executor

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

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

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






In the Matter of the Estate of:


Having qualified on the 20th day of April, 2023 as Administrator of the Estate of James Dean Causby, Sr., deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Administrator on or before the 27th 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 26th day of April, 2023.

James Dean Causby, Jr. 1664 Fallston Road Shelby, NC 28150

C. Andrew Neisler, Jr,


P.O. Box 515, 300 E. King Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086 KMH (4/26, 5/3, 5/10 & 5/17/2023)

Wednesday, April 26, 2023 The Kings Mountain Herald | Page 5B

or 704-297-0103


CARE GIVER NEEDED. Need someone to help take care of wife that had a stroke. Room and Board available. 704-2844531.


ED. 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. 704-5307489, (704) 236-4095



ERS - (Seasonal) Starting pay-$20/hr. Top pay-$25/ hr. Plus Gas Allowance. Need license and vehicle. Contact KM Pools at 704739-1000.

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




CONTRACTING 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


ERS FOR FULL TIME YEAR ROUND EMPLOYMENT. Must have valid driver’s license and transportation. Over time available. (704) 473-0341



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

GET PAID TO TAKE PHOTOS. Start selling your photos today - upload and instantly sell to millions of potential buyers.


RETIRED GENERAL CONTRACTOR available for deck repairs and small repairs. Stairs, deck and porch railings, etc. Call Bob 828-476-6058. (828) 476-6058

WILL CLEAN HOUSES AND BUSINESSES. Reasonable rates. Call or text me at 704419-9016 or email me at (704) 419-9016

SURGE PRESSURE WASHING, INC. House washing starting @$99. (704) 284-9292


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

MARK’S LAWN SERVICE. Reasonable Rates. We go the extra mile for our customers. Call 704-884-1605 or 601-2126941.

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

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

CLEVELAND COUNTY GARAGE DOORS. Summer Tuneup Special, $69.95. We will check all your equipment lube, make sure it’s working correctly. We repair broken doors. Also offering new installations. 704477-9119 or 704-472-9367.

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



$645. Slightly used good mobility chair, 250 lb limit,, delivered, charger, warranty. Scooterman John (704) 951-4224

KNOBBY GIFTS FOR SALE. Visit store/findanyname/knobby+gifts?ps=24 to see the latest Knobby gifts available

TRUMP 2024 GEAR. Visit to get your TRUMP 2024 gear. Many options available. NC4Ever@


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




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


pounds and


capacity. Used only 1 day. Can be folded or taken apart. Retails for $2298.00 on sale for $1699.00. My price $1500.00. (704) 473-4467 jcooke003@ SHELBYNCUSA.COM. VISIT WWW.SHELBYNCUSA.COM to see items For Sale, News from credible sources, Upcoming Shows and Upcoming Events

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


AKC/CKC REGISTERED BOXER PUPPIES. Total price $600 READY TO GO! 3rd shots and 3rd for more info 1/M 3/F Location: Shelby,NC (704) 477-3900

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

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

BRAND NEW MEN’S Cruising Bicycle. $100. Must sell. 828-782-7221.

LARGE COUCH & LOVE SEAT. Burgundy print, great condition, $380 for both. Mid size Kenmore refrigerator with ice maker, works great $80. In Cherryville. 704-830-6991.



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

REFRIGERATOR FOR SALE. Large stainless steel 4-door Samsung Refrigerator. $350. Excellent condition. 704-4820540.

WE’VE GOT THE KNIVES &COINS! Jake’s Knives & Coins located at 1008 S. Lafayette St., Shelby. Call 704-6006996 (980) 295-5568 NEW CAR SHED FOR THE NEW YEAR! Single Car $288 Down from $89 month. Double $395 Down from $123.45 month. J Johnson Sales, 2690 221South, Forest City, NC (828) 245-5895

STEEL BUILDINGS (OPEN OR FULLY ENCLOSED) 14 on Display. 12’ Wide to 40 EVEN 60 Clear Span. “We do Grading, Gravel, Concrete” TURN KEY! J Johnson Sales, 2690 221South, Forest City, NC (828) 245-5895

TRAILERS, TRAILERS! DUMP TRAILERS, GOOSENECK, DECK OVER, EQUIPMENT, ALL PURPOSE TRAILERS, CAR HAULERS. Cash, Finance, Credit Cards, Rent to Own (No Credit Check) J Johnson Sales, 2690 221South, Forest City, NC (828) 245-5895 SOUTHERN BRAND 6 FOOT BOX-BLADE. Brand new, never used. $1,100. Walk-behind platetamp compactor $275. 828-289-1817.


WANT TO BUY. ATV’s, PopUp Campers and Small Travel Trailers. Call 828-429-3935. CASH FOR YOUR CAR. Running or not, title or no title. Call Charles Dellinger at Red Road Towing. 704-692-6767, (704) 487-0228

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

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

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


WHITE COKE TABLE. Round, fair condition, 2 red metal folding Coke chairs, excellent condition and 2 Coke round pillows.

$150 OBO. 704-769-4091


$200. Honda generator $50. Also Bees for sale. 828-2450956.

USED CAMPER TOPS: BUY/SALE/TRADE. Various sizes and styles. 828-9800788 or 828-286-8674.


NAME GIFTS Visit www. to see if a locally designed gift with your name is available

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

STORAGE BUILDINGS NEW, USED, REPOS “BUY, SELL, TRADE!” J Johnson Sales, Forest City, NC. (828) 245-5895


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

PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS with Scratch Pads! Press Room Printing. 704-482-2243. (704) 538-5788

HONEY BEES FOR SALE. Quality, locally raised queens and bees selected for gentle behavior, hygiene, and heartiness. 5 frame nucleus colonies containing bees, brood, nectar, honey, pollen, and a queen raised locally in 2023 for $175. Mated queens $35. Limited supply remaining. Call 704913-5802 to reserve yours for pickup. (704) 913-5802

NEEDED HANDYMAN. Handyman Needed to Clean up Around Old Farm with chainsaw and license. Also Needing a Good Used Utility Vehicle Mule etc. Call 828-248-2184.

GARDEN TILLING SERVICES AVAILABLE. Tractor with 6’ rototiller. Within 40 miles of Shelby. No job too big or small. (704) 692-4079



DA! Get Out of the Cold and

Work in Florida! $1000 signon bonus** + relocation assistance. Burnsed Trucking, a leader in refrigerated trucking of seafood, needs Class

A CDL drivers for seafood delivery up and down the Eastern seaboard now as we continue to grow. Must have 2 yrs. experience and good driving record. (Bonus paid after 6 mos. employment)

Work 3-5 days per week with full-time pay and home every week. Daily per diem in addition to pay. Must drive in teams. Contact us today by phone or online! (772) 4672620



FLORAL DESIGNERS. 701 Suttle Street Unit E, Shelby, NC. (704) 408-1681



COMPANY is hiring qualified individuals for driver positions.

“Must Pass Drug Test & Physical”. Call (704) 482-7000

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.


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

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



2 DAY YARD SALE Fri., April 28th -Sat., April 29th. 7am-1 pm. Women’s-Men’s-Little Girl’s Clothes-Household items. 123 Earney Rd, Kings Mountain, NC.


BOAT & RV COVERS-WE INSTALL. 14 on Site that you can look at and touch! J Johnson Sales, 2690 221South, Forest City, NC (828) 245-5895

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

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

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

CKC BICHON FRIZE PUPPIES. Two females. One male. 12 weeks old. Hypo-allergenic. Ready for forever home. Shots, medical exam. Serious inquiries only. Text/call 828-748-6563, 9am-7pm, leave message. FREE GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUPPIES to Forever Homes! 1 Male, 1 Female. Excellent temperament! House trained with very good trainable natures and perfect for families with children and other pets! I will not re-home to just anyone. Please email me first at: and Text (312) 270-0850

SHIHTZU. SHORKIEPOO AND SHIHPOO PUPPIES. UTD on shots and wormings and come with a written health guarantee. Please visit www. for more information (828) 5699807

COCKAPOO PUPPIES. Born March 6, 2023. Tails docked, dew clawed. Parents on site. Ready now. $900. Call Greg after 8am. 828-305-2181.

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

AKC GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS. UTD Shots, full registration. 10 weeks old. $700. (839) 400-1723 DOG KENNELS 5X10, 10X10, 10X20. Dog Houses, Tops for Kennels. “Delivery & Setup Available” J Johnson Sales 2690 221South, Forest City, NC (828) 245-5895

CKC POMERANIANSMALES &FEMALES Energetic. Adorable. Cute as they can be! Purebred Pomeranian. Peepad 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

Page 6B The Kings Mountain Herald | Wednesday, April 26, 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 WILL BARTER FOR TRADE: Used camper tops for tree or excavating work at a home in Rutherfordton area. 828-9800788 or 828-286-8674. CHARLOTTE NC Visit www. - You never know what you might find today! NC4Ever@USA. com LOCAL PRODUCTS, SERVICES & BUSINESS. See local products, services & businesses online & offline. Make sure your product, service or business is listed. NC4Ever@USA. com GOLDEN DOMERS TOY AND HOBBY. Visit our NEW LOCATION .....Model Cars, Die-cast Cars & Trucks, Tractors, Hot Wheels, Construction Toys, Sports Memorabilia, Autographed Items, Hard to Find Items! See Mike & Brandon Willis. We’re located at 104 Oliver Ave. (behind El Acapulco Mexican Restaurant in Boiling Springs), Shelby 704-297-0102
Saturday May 6th. Rain date May 20th. 8am-1pm. Highland Pines Subdivision across from Boiling Springs Elementary School off Patrick Ave. 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,
28150 OUT OF AREA 3 FAMILY GARAGE SALE. Fri., May 5th & Sat., May 6th, 9 AM-3 PM. Refrigerator, trampoline, furniture, household items and etc. 250 Caveny Rd, Blacksburg, SC 29702 RUTHERFORD COUNTY BIG 2-DAY YARD SALE. Friday-Saturday, May 5-6; 8am-until. Lots of household items & more. 359 Gunns Road, Ellenboro, NC 28040
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ALE Focuses on Education and enforcement during Alcohol Awareness Month

In recognition of Alcohol Awareness Month, NC Alcohol Law Enforcement special agents conducted statewide educational outreach programs along with an enforcement operation. On April 21, 2023, ALE special agents charged 112 people with 261 charges for alcohol, drugs, and firearms. Across the state, ALE special agents worked collectively to reduce alcohol related crimes in and around ABC-li-

censed and unlicensed illegal businesses.

In the weeks leading up to the operation, as a part of Alcohol Awareness Month, ALE special agents conducted 21 educational programs to 353 owners and employees of ABC-licensed businesses across the state. The educational outreach programs included Be A Responsible Seller/Server (B.A.R.S.) and Stop Alcohol Violence


In the Matter of the Estate of: RALPH LAWRENCE, Deceased.

Having qualified on the 8th day of February, 2023 as Executrix of the Estate of Ralph Lawrence, 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 26th 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 26th day of April, 2023.


806 North Lafayette Street Shelby, NC 28150

KMH (4/26, 5/3, 5/10 & 5/17/2023)




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)



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


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


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

CONTURNIX QUAIL $5 Quail Chicks $3 ea. Quail eggs $6 per doz. Bob Whites $8.00. Hatching Eggs. 704-476-9943 (704) 476-9943 jw28178@

through employee Education (S.A.V.E.). These trainings covered common ABC laws, rules, and regulations, responsible alcoholic beverage sales, recognizing fake or fraudulent identifications, and best practices for deterring criminal activity and making businesses safe for both patrons and employees.

“Alcohol is a contributing factor in many crimes, including violence and destructive behaviors.” said Bryan House, Director of the North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement Di-

vision. “ALE special agents focus enforcement efforts to make our communities safer and we value the importance of partnering with and educating businesses on responsible alcohol sales to make a greater impact on this effort.”

Throughout the state on Friday, special agents seized various types of controlled substances, twenty-two fraudulent identifications, one illegal distillery, and twelve firearms, one of which was stolen. Of the 261 charges, 135 were alcoholic beverage-related charges,





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)




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

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


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


AVAILABLE. Beautiful German shepherd puppies ready. Parents are on site. Text (704) 431-7697. Serious inquiries only, (704) 431-7697


1997 FORD ECONOLINE COMMERCIAL CUTAWAY E350, 7.3 Diesel, White, Automatic, A/C, 123,790 miles, Utility Bed Box. Six NEW 215/75/16 Tires. $15,000 FIRM! Call (828) 245-9620

2012 CHEVROLET CRUZE. Body and inside like new, needs engine work. $4,000. 828-7554199. 2009 TOYOTA TACOMA 380,000 miles. $5500.00, OBO, New Battery, alternator and tires. All maintenance documented. Needs right axle seal. (704) 634-0553



2BR, 2BA, sleeps 6, golf cart, Wifi, Weeks and weekends available. 704-473-1494

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. Call Dorcas, 803-7182659.

40 underage alcohol-related charges, 96 were drug-related charges and 30 of the charges were felonies.

During this operation, 17 ABC-permitted businesses were found to be in violation of state laws and regulations.

ALE special agents will submit violation reports to the ABC Commission documenting the criminal and regulatory violations at these businesses, which could result in fines, suspensions, or revocations of ABC permits. Cities involved in the




operation included Asheville, Hendersonville, Flat Rock, Arden, Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach, Fayetteville, Hope Mills, Lumberton, Greensboro, Boone, Rocky Mount, and Henderson.

ALE’s 111 specially trained agents have the authority to arrest and take investigatory action throughout North Carolina. Their primary responsibility is the enforcement of Alcoholic Beverage Control, tobacco, state lottery and gambling laws.



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 as Administrator of the Estate of Renn Avery Long of Cleveland County, North Carolina, the undersigned does hereby notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before the 25th day of July, 2023 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate will please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 20th day of April, 2023.

Personal Representative: Lauren Ivie Dixon 1753 S. Lafayette St. Shelby, NC 28152

Attorney for the Estate and Personal Representative: Martha Wallace, Attorney KING LAW OFFICES, PC 209 S. Dekalb St. Shelby, NC 28150

KMH (4/26, 5/03, 10 & 17/2023)

LAND FOR SALE BY OWNER 2 Acres-Possible partial financing. West on Hwy 74-Exit 167 South. Highway frontage. No Realtor Agents please. Utilities available. Call John-828-8630596. 10am-10pm. FOR RENT CLEVELAND COUNTY 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.

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

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

LIONS SENIOR VILLAGE has 1 bedroom HUD subsidized apartments for low income seniors. Taking applications now. Age 62 or older. Equal Housing Opportunity. 211 North Morgan Street, Shelby, NC (704) 4827723 (704) 482-7723 Lions@ RPMMANAGED.COM

2&3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Nice and clean, water furnished. Oak Grove Community, Kings Mtn. Call or text, 704-739-0259.


NOW LEASING: KINGS FALLS APARTMENTS. Kings Mountain’s Finest Senior Living. Accepting applications for our specious 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartment Homes. Washer and Dryer Hookups, Secured Entry. Please contact our office

2 & 3 BEDROOM MOBILE HOMES. Small private park between Spindale and Forest City. Starting at $600 per month. 828-382-0475. ADVERTISE YOUR

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New motor, as is $2,200. 828412-2237 1998 FORD F-150 Extended cab, 4.2 motor, running boards, bedcover, $5000 obo. (704) 718-1035 2000 DODGE EXT CAB TRUCK $3500. 4x4 a little rough but good old farm truck. Automatic. With tool box. (704) 300-1818 2002 FORD SUPER DUTY F-250. Club cab, long bed, 7.3 diesel, straight drive, 4WD, work truck. $5000 firm. (704) 616-8824 1996 CHEVROLET C/K 1500 Truck. Ext. Cab, 350 engine, 88,000 original miles. Runs good. Everything works. $6,000. 704-692-6227 2008 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE Convertible. 4 cylinder, automatic trans, red $5000. 2014 Indian Vintage Red. $10,000. (704) 300-9223 2002 CHEVROLET BLAZER Runs Great! 148,000 miles. Needs minor repair. $3500 obo. Also Cub Cadet mower. 54” cut $600 obo. (980) 341-9491 MOTORCYCLES & ATVS 2019 SUZUKI HAYABUSA. 2,724 miles, $12750 firm. Bike in excellent condition. Serious inquiries only. Title in hand. (704) 476-6851 MOTORCYCLES & ATVS 2000 HARLEY DAVIDSON NIGHT TRAIN. Very dependable ride, $6000. (980) 5525883
VINTAGE CAMPER SALE. Cash Only ...relocation sale. All prices will be on Camper. All rare & needed. Serious buyers only. ON SATURDAY APRIL 29th. Come and look. 9am text for address. No low ballers. (704) 418-6352 SCENIC RIDGE COUNTRY CAMPGROUND. Cherryville, NC. Cabins. RV Spots, Daily Weekly, Monthly, Seasonal Sites. (704) 435-0938 VACATIONS BEACH HOUSES AT OCEAN LAKE.
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Hyundai and Kia provide software updates to deter TikTok Challenge thefts

Hyundai and Kia have developed theft deterrent software for millions of their vehicles that lack an immobilizer and provides it free of charge to vehicle owners. The software updates the theft alarm software logic to extend the length of the alarm sound from 30 seconds to one minute and requires the key to be in the ignition switch to turn the vehicle on.

The effort is in re-

sponse to a TikTok social media challenge that has spread nationwide and has resulted in at least 14 reported crashes and eight fatalities. NHTSA urges owners of these vehicles to contact Hyundai (toll-free at 800-633-5151) or Kia (toll-free at 800-333-4542) for information on the free update.

Hyundai also provides its customers with a window sticker alert-

ing would-be thieves that the vehicle is equipped with anti-theft protection. Hyundai will send the stickers and roll out software updates in a phased approach that began in February, with subsequent phases over the next several months.

Kia is also rolling out its free software updates in a phased approach. The company began to update vehicles in February, with

ensuing phases throughout the next several months.

Concurrently, the companies have been working with law enforcement agencies to provide more than 26,000 steering wheel locks since November 2022 to 77 law enforcement agencies in 12 states. NHTSA encourages interested vehicle owners to contact local law enforcement to see if a wheel lock is available.



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Tips and Tours for Traveling with Grandchildren

Dear Savvy Senior,

My husband and I are interested in taking our two grandkids on a big trip this summer and are looking for some good ideas. Can you recommend some travel companies that offer special travel packages for grandparents and grandkids?

Dear Doting, Grandparents traveling with just their grandchildren has become a growing segment of the multi-generational travel industry. Not only is this type of travel fun, it’s also a terrific way to strengthen generational bonds and create some lasting memories.

To help you with your traveling aspirations, there are a number of travel companies today that offer specialized grandparent/grandchildren and multi-generational trip packages. This is a nice way to go because they plan everything for you with most activities together, but some just for adults so you can get an occasional breather.

Available in various trip lengths and price ranges, these tours are designed for children, typically between the ages of six or

seven up to 18, and are usually scheduled in the summer, or sometimes during winter breaks when the kids are out of school. Here are some top tour companies to check into that will take you and your grandkids on a fun, well-planned vacation.

Road Scholar ( This well-established not-for-profit organization has offered educational travel to older adults since 1975. They currently offer 83 different programs geared to grandparent and grandchildren. About 75 percent of the grandparent trips are domestic; 25 percent are international.

Some of the many popular trip destinations include the U.S. National Parks, Washington D.C., Canada, France, Italy, Iceland, Costa Rica and the Galapagos Islands. The average cost per person per night is around $265 for domestic trips, $365 for international.

Intrepid ( An adventure travel tour operator that offers “grandparent holiday” tours that bring together the young and the young at heart. They offer 35 one and two-week tours in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East, as well as in Alaska and Wyoming. To find

these trips, go to theme/family/grandparents.

Tauck ( This is a large tour operator that offers 19 foreign and domestic multigenerational trips called Tauck Bridges Family Tours. Some of their most popular trips are Costa Rica, the European riverboat cruises, and the Cowboy Country, which tours you through Wyoming and South Dakota.

Smithsonian Journeys ( They offer 10 different family journey trips to Iceland, New Zealand, Italy, Greece, Japan, Ireland, Costa Rica, South Africa, Yellowstone and a Rhine River cruise.

Journeys International ( They offer customized multigenerational trips primarily to Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Pacific.

Grandkids Travel Documents

Depending on where you go and your mode of transportation, you’ll need to gather some documents for your grandchildren to make sure everything goes smoothly. In general, most travel experts recommend you bring a notarized travel

consent form (letter of permission from the parents), and a medical consent form in case any emergencies or problems arise. Also bring copies of insurance cards.

If you’re traveling domestically, you should know that airlines and trains don’t require any form of ID for children under 18. But if you’re traveling to Mexico, Canada, Bermuda, or other areas of the Caribbean by land or sea, grandchildren 15 and under will need certified copies of their birth certificates. And if your grandkids are 16 or older, or you’re traveling to these locations via air, passports will be required.

If you’re traveling overseas, all children, even infants, must have a passport. Some countries also require a visa for entry, and vaccinations may be required in some cases. Before booking a trip, check the U.S. Department of State’s website at Travel. for country-specific information.

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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