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Albemarle Corporation held Town Hall meeting March 29

By Loretta Cozart

In a Town Hall style meeting held on Monday, March 29, Albemarle Corporation (Albemarle) executives opened dialogue with citizens about the possibility of reopening the lithium mine just south of downtown Kings Mountain. Crowds filled council chambers and spilled over into the lobby of city hall. Those in attendance listened patiently for over an hour as Albemarle presented their plans. The challenge during this meeting was that nothing has yet been decided and testing of the mine needs to be conducted before that decision can be made. The original mine, known once as Foote Mineral, opened in the 1930s and continued in operation under various names until the mid-1980s. After the mine closed, the property was left as it had been during mining operations, and a deep lake formed in the pit. Albemarle acquired Rockwell Lithium in 2015. In time, some land was given to the Gateway Trail. Cardo-Hill was made from an area just north of the pit that overlooks the property. Four miles of the current trail pass through the mine and incorporates the bridge over I-85. Mayor Neisler welcomed guests to the meeting and said, “We want to get in front of rumors of things

Weather permitting, City of Kings Mountain’s Streetscape Project will kick-off on Monday, April 11. This work involves construction on the streets and sidewalks outside downtown businesses on West Mountain Street between Battleground and Piedmont Avenues. It is suggested that business with rear entrances urge their customers to use them to access their establishments. However, not all businesses have rear entrances. Access to those shops will be provided during the construction so those businesses can continue to serve their clients. Keep the merchants along this thoroughfare in mind and support them with your

patronage during the construction. The inconvenience experienced now will bring the reward of a beautiful street come summer. With this construction, the two-block span of West Mountain Street will become a jewel in the crown of downtown as the area becomes a destination spot to visit, work, and play in the months and years ahead. City of Kings Mountain urges everyone to drive with caution near the construction zone and to visit www. for project updates and potential street closings.

Community Easter Sunrise Service April 17 The Kings Mountain Ministerial Association will be leading in an Easter Sunrise Service on Easter Sunday, April 17, at 7:00 A.M. at Mountain Rest Cemetery in Kings Mountain. The service will be held around the huge white cross. Rev. Ron Caulder, Pastor of Eastside Baptist Church in Kings Mountain, will bring the message. Special music will be provided by Mr. Bill McMurray and Mr. Jonathan Frady. Mr. Rev. Scott Whitney, Pastor of the East Gold Street Church will be assisting in the service.

Everyone is invited to come and worship as we celebrate the greatest event in history—the Resurrection of our Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ! In the event of inclement weather, the service will be moved to Eastside Baptist, 308 York Road, Kings Mountain.

Early voting starts April 28 Early voting for the May 17, 2022, Primary Election begins Thursday, April 28 at 8 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 14 at the H. Lawrence Patrick Senior Life & Conference Center, 909 East King Street, Kings Mountain. The hours are 8 a.m.7:30 p.m. weekdays and Saturday, May 14, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Elections Director Clifton Phlbeck reminds that all Cleveland County registered voters are eligible to vote in the upcoming May 17 Primary election. Two parties - Republican and Democrat - have primary

elections, the City of Kings Mountain has a municipal election and Cleveland County is holding a beer and wine referendum. Philbeck reminds that the Republican and Democrat Primaries are semiclosed which means that registered Republicans must vote a Republican ballot, registered Democrats must vote a Democrat ballot, registered Libertarians must vote a non-partisan ballot, registered Unaffiliated can choose a Republican or Nonpartisan ballot. 17-year-olds can vote in the May 17 Primary if they are 18 years old by November 8, 2022. 17-year-olds cannot vote See VOTING, Page 2A

By Loretta Cozart

More than one hundred people filled the City Council Chamber and the City Hall lobby for a Town Hall meeting with Albemarle Corporation. Photos Loretta Cozart that are happening so facts can actually get brought out. This is an exciting venture for Kings Mountain. It’s a good venture for Kings Mountain. I applaud everyone for your interest in this mine.” Albemarle sees an opportunity to create a U.S. lithium supply chain to ensure security, efficiency, and sustainability. And Kings Mountain is an advantaged location given its industry, infrastructure, and proximity to southeastern U.S. EV manufacturing. Eric Norris, president of lithium operations at Albemarle confirmed this saying, “It’s time to localize our supply chain.” He also told the group that “Kings See MEETING, Page 2A

Diane Boatwright asks about the mine’s impact on wells across the city.

To-go breakfasts now an option in downtown Kings Mountain By Loretta Cozart UnCommon Artisans, at 124 W Mountain Street in Kings Mountain, began opening early on March 28, to serve hot coffee, cold brew coffee, and breakfast to-go. Owner Cobb Lathi said of the new offering, “I would like to eventually become a hub for people in downtown Kings Mountain, and beyond. My hope is to create a space folks can come and shop if they want or sit and enjoy the space while drinking a fabulous cup of coffee.” “I met a gentleman from Gastonia who owns and operates Gold Medusa Coffee Company, a direct trade coffee company. He has family in Columbia that sends him fresh coffee, then he grinds to order for his customers. It is a superior coffee.” Also offered is a selection of to-go breakfast foods - hot tea, croissants, bagels, muffins, boiled eggs, juices,

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Sheriff adds Martin to Most Wanted List By Loretta Cozart

KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC – Sherry Marie Hughes, 49, passed away Tuesday, March 29th, at CMC Main in Charlotte. Residing in Kings Mountain, she was the beloved daughter of Elaine Morrison (66) and Randy Morrison (64). She also leaves behind her biological father, Lenny Bridges. Sherry was loved by her friends and family for her kind nature, and always put others before herself. She was selfless to a fault, and was extremely proud of her two children, who were the light of her world. She is survived by her children, David Brandon Darnell (29) and Ashley Hughes (20). Sherry was preceded in death by her grandfather Harold Flowers (86), grandmother Ruby Flowers (67), and her son Phillip (0). Sherry’s entire life was for her children. As such, the family has opted to forego a service in favor of cremation, so that they may use the ashes in a memorial token for her children, and that she may always be with them. If you would like to show support or pay respects, the family asks that you make any planned monetary contributions to Fresenius Medical Center. You can donate by using the following link: company/corporate-responsibility/fresenius-medical-care-foundation/ make-a-donation/ Arrangements are entrusted to Clay-Barnette Funeral Home & Aquamation Center Online condolences:

VOTING From Page 1A in the non-partisan races – Kings Mountain municipal election or Cleveland County beer and wine referendum. The deadline to register to vote and make any changes to current registration is April 22 at 5 p.m. with the Board of Elections. If someone misses this deadline, they will be allowed same day register and vote and make changes during early voting. Deadline to request an absentee ballot is Tuesday, May 10, 2022, with the Cleveland County Board of Elections, 215 Patton Drive, Shelby, NC 28150.

Good Neighbors Food Pantry April 7 The Good Neighbors Food Pantry will be open Thursday, April 7th, from 5:30 – 6:15 pm. Location is East Gold Street Wesleyan Church, 701 East Gold Street, Kings Mountain. Drive around to the back of the church.

Kenteze Rayvon Martin by calling the Cleveland County Sheriff’s office 704.484.4822.

North Carolina Senate Page Program starts in May The Senate Page Program is returning starting this May. This is an exceptional program that welcomes high school juniors and seniors from all over the state! This program offers students an opportunity to learn about and participate in the legislative process of our state. Students will have the unique privilege of working on the Senate Chamber floor amidst legislative action. Additionally, they will have the opportunity to participate in daily sessions, committee meetings, and perform other duties including, but not limited to, answering phone calls in senators’ offices, and passing out documents or running errands in the Senate Chamber during daily

sessions. Students will have the ability to choose a oneweek period from May 23rd to June 27th. This is an extremely competitive program, and it is recommended that if a student wants a specific time, he/ she should apply early. Availability of weeks are based on a first-come, firstserved basis. Parents of the students will be responsible for securing lodging during the time their child serves. Applications will be available starting Monday, April 4th. The application and more information on the program are located PageProgram. The program will be offered the following weeks: May 23 – May 26, May 31 – June 2, June 6 – 9, June 13 – 16, June 20 – 23, and June 27 – 30.

ARRESTS MARCH 24: Patrick Leneal Watkins, 49, 915 Second Street, driving while license revoked, expired inspection, no liability insurance, $1,000 secured bond. MARCH 27: Mickey Christopher Herring, 55, 1711 Northwoods Drive, protective order violation, no bond. MARCH 28: Alexis Jo-Lee Simmons, 22, Grover, larceny, $3,500 secured bond. MARCH 28: Jessica Dawn Hogsed, 1016 Second Street, simple assault, communicating threats, criminal summons. MARCH 29 Rebecca Michelle Heath, 32, 911 S. Battleground Avenue, assault, no bond. INCIDENTS MARCH 22: A resident of Belvedere Circle reported a break-in and damage to a door. MARCH 23: A resident of Temple Street reported larceny of a pressure washer valued at $300. MARCH 24: Walmart, 1011 Shelby Road, reported theft of a chemical sprayer. MARCH 25: A resident of East King Street reported $500 damage to a vehicle window. MARCH 27: A gasoline customer reported theft of his wallet from a gas pump area. MARCH 27: NC Department of Transportation, Shelby, reported damage to a driver’s side window by an unknown object striking it. March 27: A resident of Spruce Street reported $300 damage to a front left headlight and driver’s side quarter panel of his vehicle. MARCH 29: SHIVAM, Kings Mountain, reported theft of currency from a machine and miscellaneous merchandise. WRECKS MARCH 22: Officer Car-

penter said Bethany Connell, Cherryville, operating a 2010 Honda failed to reduce speed and hit a 2007 Honda operated by Lauren Lawson, 539 Patterson Road, stopped at a red light and go signal on NC 161. Property damage was estimated at $20,000. MARCH 25: Both drivers told Officer Bullins they were blinded by the sunset and collided on US 74 Business and Piedmont Avenue. Property damage was estimated at $2,000. The vehicles were driven by Austin Dale Beaver, 200 N. Goforth Street, and Patrick Steven Bullock, 13 Chesterfield Court. The 2005 Toyota operated by Beaver struck the 1989 Ford operated by Bullock. MARCH 26: Officer Carpenter said Edmund Joseph Bukowski, 407 Pineview Drive, operating a 2004 Ford, failed to yield right-of-way and struck a 1998 GMC operated by Ronnie Heffner, 951 Bumble Bee Court on US 74 Business at NC 216. Property damage was estimated at $10,000. MARCH 27: Officer Carpenter said Jonathan Terry, 400 Fulton Driver, operating a 2016 Kia, traveling south on the private drive of 224 Kaitlyn Lane, struck a parked BMW owns by Kathryn Burgess, 224 Kaitlyn. Property damage was estimated at $8,000. MARCH 28: Officer Warlick cited Ervin Steven Sierra, 709 Woodside Drive, with unsafe movement and failure to yield right-of-way after an accident involving his 2002 Honda and a 2013 Honda operated by Patricia Myers of Dallas. Property damage was estimated at $2,500. MARCH 28: Officer Herndon cited Jahmell Duante Willis, 209 Edsel Street, with

no operator’s license after an accident in the parking lot of Firestone. Both drivers were backing Kia’s. Property damage was estimated at $2,000. MARCH 28: Officer Price cited Jazzma Lashawn Ussery, 104 Guyton Loop C, operating a 2013 Ford, was cited with failure to stop for a red light at East King and Gaston Streets. The vehicle struck a 2010 Ford operated by Shariya Kyree Jefferies, 115 Elmarg Drive. Streets. EMS transported Jefferies to the hospital with leg pain and Ussery was checked by EMS for hand pain. Property damage was estimated at $10,000. MARCH 29: Officer Cutler said Michael Carpenter, 418 Pinnacle Road, operating a 2007 Dodge, rear-ended a 2018 Ford operated by Shana Giselle Curry, 124 Lewis Curry Road. The accident happened on Lake Montonia Road. Curry was transported to the local hospital. Property damage was estimated at $10,000. CITATIONS MARCH 23: Summer McCraw, 24, driver’s license suspended. MARCH 24: Joe Maurice Love, 48, 215 Fairview Street, expired tag, no vehicle inspection. MARCH 29: Rhonda Lanette Cooper, 57, 126 Park Grace Road, revoked license, no insurance, fictitious tag. MARCH 29: Hali Marie Morrow, 18, 209 East Parker Street, no stop lamps, no operator’s license. MARCH 29: Deandra Lasharee Banks, 28, 900 Grace Street, fictitious tag, no insurance, no registration, revoked license.

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MEETING From Page 1A Mountain could supply materials for up to 1.5 million electric vehicles.” In December of 2021, President Biden set a lofty goal that half of all the vehicles sold in America in 2030 will be electric. And the only way politicians are going to get behind that goal is for a more secure supply chain to exist, according to Albemarle executives. That is where Kings Mountain fits into the picture. Due to recent announcements by Toyota, Volvo, Ford, and newcomer VinFast of Vietnam, more lithium is needed to meet the demand for batteries here in the Southeast. And it is likely those numbers will only grow, given Biden’s challenge to America. Guests listened atten-

tively to Trevor Chesal, manager of mine environmental permitting, as he addressed their concerns. Air and water quality were high on the priority list of questions guests brought forward. Traffic and dust also concerned the group. Because this meeting was held before any testing has begun, answers to a number of questions posed are unknown. A prefeasibility study to determine impacts to air and water quality was discussed and Chesal estimates that study will take two-years. In the interim, Albemarle plans quarterly Town Hall meeting to continue, keeping the information flowing and allowing citizens the opportunity to ask questions throughout the process. If Albemarle decides to move ahead after the prefeasibility study is completed, pulling permits could take an additional two-years.

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What is known is that the mine will impact the Gateway Trail. Four miles of the current trail, and likely including the bridge over I-85, could revert to mine operations. Cardio-Hill, the Plateau, and the Bamboo Trail will remain a part of the Gateway Trail. Albemarle’s intent is to have the new trail constructed before the old section of the trail is closed. Citizen Diane Boatwright asked if there would be an impact to water in wells around the city. While Albemarle does not anticipate a regional impact, they do expect that wells near the mine will need to be monitored. Assessments regarding that will be made in the prefeasibility study. A large contingent of guests inside the council chambers were from Lake Montonia. Because the lot next to their neighbor-

Mary Pucky Nantz asked a series of questions pertaining to the area near the old gold mine near Lake Montonia and Albemarle’s plans for future development. hood was purchased by Albemarle, residents were concerned regarding what is planned on that property since it is situated near the community’s dam. Alex Thompson, vice president of lithium resources, said, “There are no plans for that property today.” He concluded the meeting saying, “We would rather address these issues openly, this is not a done deal. This is a marathon,

not a sprint, and we have not even begun training for that marathon.” While the next meeting time and place have not yet been determined, Albemarle executives said they would inform the community once the date and time are known. A larger meeting space is being sought out to accommodate the larger crowds so everyone can ask questions of executives and hear better.

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Kenteze Rayvon Martin, 21, was added to Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office Most Wanted List on March 9. Martin is wanted for Breaking & Entering to Motor Vehicle, Larceny of Firearm, and Possession of Firearm by Felon. He is described as sixfeet tall, weighing 185 lbs., and has a tattoo of Wings on his right arm. Anyone with information is asked to contact us




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East Gold St. Wesleyan Easter Egg Hunt April 16 East Gold Street Wesleyan Church will hold an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 16, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Come and join them for a fun Easter-rific afternoon! There will be lots of fun

for all ages. There will be a bouncy house, games, tattoos, face painting, a kid friendly Easter story and an Easter egg hunt for all kids up to 5th grade. A bagged hot dog lunch

will be served until they run out. Please come and join in the fun as we celebrate the resurrection of our Savior Jesus Christ. The church is located at 701 E. Gold St., Kings Mountain.

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Highway Patrol announces Operation Drive to Live With many schools celebrating prom season, and in conjunction with national Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the State Highway Patrol is conducting Operation Drive to Live. This annual campaign is aimed at reducing collisions involving teen drivers on our roadways. Beginning Monday, April 4, and going through Friday, April 8, troopers will step up their enforcement efforts in and around school zones between 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, young drivers are significantly over-represented in fatal crashes. Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers in America and in North Carolina. Engaging in risky driving behaviors com-

bined with inexperience are primary factors contributing to fatal crashes by young drivers, especially during the first six months of driving. Mile for mile, teenagers are involved in three times as many fatal crashes than all other drivers. Two common errors accounting for nearly half of the crashes involving teen drivers are speeding and driving while distracted. In 2021, the State Highway Patrol investigated over 32,915 motor vehicle collisions involving young drivers and passengers. Of those collisions, 8,498 injuries were reported and 124 resulted in one or more fatalities. “Teen drivers face a great responsibility when getting behind the wheel of a vehicle, we must be committed to ensuring they have the tools, resources and knowl-

edge needed to stay safe on our roadways,” said Colonel Freddy Johnson, Jr., commander of the State Highway Patrol. “The choices they will face, along with the consequences of making a poor choice are important conversations we must have with young drivers as parents, educators and law enforcement professionals.” During the week-long campaign troopers will focus on enforcement, but equally important they will conduct educational initiatives throughout schools, at community events and in driver education courses. Parents and caregivers will hopefully use the campaign as a catalyst to discuss safe driving with their young drivers especially as the forthcoming summer months are considered the deadliest time for collisions involving teens.


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WAY TO GO, JOE! If you happen to see Mr. Joe Brown riding on the Gateway Trail, say “hello.” Mr. Brown had some serious heart issues and was scheduled to have heart surgery. His Dr. suggested that he get out and exercise. Not in a shape to run, he chose to purchase an eBike and has been consistently riding at the Gateway Trail. After several months, Mr. Brown's Dr. is amazed that his heart has started healing itself and he no longer needs surgery. By Starr Dowell/ Photo by Shirley Brutko

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Pieces of Kings Mountain History Thirty years ago, I served as the executive director of Kings Mountain’s LORETTA Chamber COZART of Commerce and Merchant’s Association. It was a lean time in the 1990s business-wise, as town fathers and business owners struggled to find ways to bring economic development to the city. Most industry growth was in the Grover area at that time and downtown retail had all but dried up. So, having Doug Mayes visit The Sub Factory for a feature on WBTV was a big deal. No matter all the efforts though, things just did not change. But the day we had hoped for thirty-plus years ago has finally ar-

rived in Kings Mountain. Growth is coming to our city. Last week Albemarle Corporation announced their interest in reopening the old Foote Mineral mine. The decision to move forward has not been made just yet, according to corporate executives close to the project. Exploratory work in and around the mine will help them make that decision. With all the announcements recently about electric vehicle industries moving to both North and South Carolina, odds are good they will decide to bring the Kings Mountain mine back online. We shall see. In the coming weeks and months, more activity around the mine will be seen and heard. You might notice more traffic and blasting as the Albemarle engineers take

core samples. Mining is not the same as it was forty years ago, so only time will tell how current methods of blasting compare with those of the old days. Each quarter, Albemarle Corporation plans a Town Meeting to keep citizens updated on activities regarding the project. The meeting held on Monday, March 28, was filled to the brim with citizens asking excellent questions. At that meeting, it became evident that the city council chamber is too small to house future meetings because those in the lobby could not hear the presentation well. In addition to Albemarle Corporation’s news, we now have a casino in town. It is hard to believe the facility is less than a year-old and has already doubled in

size since the opening last summer. Two new neighborhoods have also been announced near the casino, along with an expansion of all utilities in that sector. In discussion now is a new wastewater treatment plant for the Dixon community and expanded natural gas service between Grover and Kings Mountain. These changes will allow for even more growth. So, citizens should prepare themselves now for future change. By the time you hear of a new development, odds are it has been in the works for months or even years. Keep in mind that not everything announced comes about. Plans

change. The city voted to bring the property owned by the Baker family into the city and rezone it as residential earlier this year. Albemarle Corporation now own that property. If you have interest in growth in Kings Mountain, attend the Planning and Zoning Board meetings. Those meetings dates are online at under Your Government, Boards and Commissions. And this meeting isn’t available to be watched online. You must attend those to stay aware of potential growth. Attendees also get to hear the discussions behind the board’s recommendations. Citizens should attend

City Council meetings, too. The Planning and Zoning Board can only recommend action. City Council makes the final decision. If you own a home, land, or a business in Kings Mountain, become active to better protect your investment. An enlightened public opinion comes from being active and taking the time to learn what is going on around you. Being an active participant in daily decisions within the community will keep you informed. Who knows? You might even decide to volunteer on a board or toss your hat into the ring in future elections.

KMHS Current Events students raise money for Ukraine. (Photos provided)

KMHS Ukraine Fundraiser By Sharon Lease

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When a teacher is tasked with teaching Current Events, that teacher is really able to decide “how” to teach it.. Looking ahead from the fall semester, I was devising my plan on what was coming up in the news: the Olympics would be starting in February, March Madness was coming up, of course local news from within Kings Mountain and Cleveland County, and whatever else may arise. There was talk on the national news about Russia and Ukraine, but at the beginning of the semester in January, no one really knew what would become of this “talk”. Every day, every student is to speak a current event in class. Many students were bringing the conflict between Russia and Ukraine as their current event to share. Then, it happened. On Thursday, February 24th, Russia invaded Ukraine. My students literally were interrupting each other trying to be the first one to tell the class what Russia had done. It became a daily news story ever since. One day, the Freshman

KMHS students collect money during lunch. Academy Director, Liza Dellinger told me that there was a bulletin board not being used in the main school building and asked if my current events class would like to use it. Everything escalated from there. As a class, my students decided that we should start a fundraiser for the Ukrainian Refugees. We started to really plan this out in class to get a good idea of what this might look like. I reached out to our school principal, Dr. Morehead, and he gave my current events class permission to head this. At the same time, other clubs had the same idea. The Math Club, and the SPO Club have been helping our current events

class to get the word out to the students. The current events class wrote a daily announcement, created posters, and created a bulletin board promoting this fundraiser. Every Tuesday and Thursday for 2 hours during lunch, my current events students sit in the cafeteria and collect the money. We will be collecting this money through April 14th. After the first week, we have raised $225, and our goal is to raise at least $1000 by the 14th of April. For more information about the KMHS fundraiser for Ukraine, contact Sharon Lease at sslease@ clevelandcountyschools. org.

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Most of us simply want peace in our lives, our nation and our world. We enjoy resting in a warm or cool house, with something to Glenn Mollette eat, free Guest Editorial from worry and stress. Peace is not always easy. This winter, chances are that your heating bill was chomping on your checking account and taking a huge bite out of your income. You may have turned your thermostat down and wore extra layers hoping to cut back on literally burning up your money. People have reported gas and electric bills from $500 to over a $1,000 for one month of trying to stay comfortable in their homes. While you are attempting to stay warm or cool, you are wondering if you can afford to start

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your car. Americans are seeing gas prices dance between $4 and over $6 for one gallon of gas. Filling up my old truck is pushing toward $150 at a time. When my wife goes to the grocery store the same staples seem to cost more every time she goes. The current inflation is not only expensive but is chipping away at our peace. Peace? It’s hard to have peace if you go into cardiac arrest every time your utility bill arrives, you buy gasoline or go to the grocery store. If you are renting a place in America then you have a further burden as some Americans are paying over $2,000 a month to rent a house. That is, if they can find one to rent. Russia has destroyed Ukraine and has become a major player in driving up our cost of living. We were already experiencing inflation but the entire planet is reacting to what Russia is doing to Ukraine. Do you remember when we heard the news that Osama Bin



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Looking Back The April 2, 1948, issue of the Kings Mountain Herald shared the sad story of a cold Easter that year. Editor-Publisher Martin Harmon reported, “Weatherman Not Cooperative Easter: As has been feared, the weatherman took a sadistic bent last weekend to make it a shivering brand of Easter.” “In spite of low temperatures which became lower on Easter Sunday evening and damaged fruit crops of the area, crowds were undaunted by the weather, and turned out for Easter church service in large numbers.” “An estimated crowd of 500 persons arose early for the community wide. Easter Sunrise Service at Mountain Rest cemetery,” his article continued.

“After a busy weekend, merchants and several other business houses closed for the traditional Easter Monday holiday, and many persons braved the cool winds to cast for fish and play golf. The city business section was more or less deserted, except for occasional passers-by.” Reader Mary “Pucky” Nantz shared photos given to her by Nancy Nickels that were taken the Saturday before Easter at First Presbyterian Church. She estimates it might be 1948. As she recalled, the church’s Easter Egg Hunt was always held the Saturday before Easter in those days. Good thing it was held before Easter, given that it was so cold that year.

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Possibly Easter 1948 – Mary “Pucky” Nantz standing on right. Photos from Nancy Nickels’ collection

Easter 1948 Nancy Nickels’ pictures. While Nantz can’t identify all those pictured, she hopes some may enjoy seeing themselves here. Photos from Nancy Nickels’ collection

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When things go from bad to worse F r o m bad to worse— that’s how things look around us. Crime was bad, now it’s Steve Taylor worse. Pastor To rob a Bethlehem store was Baptist Church criminal, now (in some states) it’s permissible. Cursing in public (whether on the news or the sidewalk) was frequent, now it’s rampant. God’s design for marriage between a man and a woman has been

rejected, now one’s birth identity as either male or female, boy or girl is being removed! Disney will no longer say, “Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls” but “Dreamers of all ages” or “Hello, everyone” to promote diversity and inclusion for those choosing non-traditional identities. Facebook began offering 58 gender options in 2014, and the push to not offend but use gender-neutral pronouns (numbering over 70) increases. We do live “in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation”

—as Paul described his own culture as well (Phil 2:15). And Paul warned Timothy that “evil men and impostors will proceed from bad to worse” (2 Tim 3:13). What shall we do? We must do as Paul told Timothy—“continue in the things you have learned and become convinced of” (2 Tim 3:14). We must do as Timothy’s mother and grandmother, Eunice and Lois, did— instill the “sacred writings,” the Holy Bible, into our little ones “from childhood” (2 Tim 3:15). We must continue speaking—in our homes,

schools, churches, and social media—the truth of God about marriage. “For this cause a man shall leave his father and his mother and cleave to his wife—and they shall become one flesh” (Gen 2:24). We must continue stating—in our homes, schools, churches, and social media—the truth of God about gender: “Have you not read, that He who created them from the beginning made them male and female” (Matt 19:4). We must continue standing—in our homes, schools, churches, and so-

cial media—for the truth of the gospel: “Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures” (1 Cor 15:4–5). And we must continue shining as lights for Christ in this dark world and marveling as God shines the light of the gospel of Christ into darkened hearts! Oh, may we hear many around us yet sing, Once I was blind, but now I can see The Light of the world is Jesus!

KM Ministerial Association monthly meeting The ministers of the Kings Mountain Ministerial Association will hold their monthly meeting for April on Thursday, April 7th, at the Sub Factory in Kings Mountain located at 311 South Battleground Avenue, Kings Mountain, at 12 noon. All ministerial staff in the Kings Mountain area are invited to come and be a part of our meeting as we plan events for April and May.

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Macedonia Baptist Church 1101 S. Battleground Ave. 704-739-6811 Midview Baptist Church 703 Margrace Road 704-739-6711 Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church 220 N. Watterson Street 704-739-8354 Mountain View Agape Church 506 Sparrow Springs Road 704-739-0160

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

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Southern Arts Society Woman’s Club meets at KMHM April events in full swing By Anne Gamble

By Jewel Reavis Activities are in full swing at the Southern Arts Society. You do not have to be a member of SASi to visit or attend programs. All programs are free unless stated otherwise. SASi First Tuesday Program: April’s meeting has already passed, but the first Tuesday of the month is always interesting. This month’s meeting was about the Verdaccio Technique with Portraits – Artist Carolyn Parrish demonstrated the evolution of underpainting a portrait using the Verdaccio technique. The Verdaccio palette uses black, white, and oxide of chromium green. The goal is to achieve nine values comparative to the grayscale. The advantage to the Verdaccio vs grisaille is that the green tones enrich skin tone (green as a compliment to blood rich skin). Attendees will try their hand at mixing the nine values. Carolyn’s program is an introduction for a future workshop. Come meet Carolyn! Doors open at 6:30 p.m., demo begins at 7 p.m. This is a Free Program. Shutter Light Photography Group: Apr 19 – NEW MEETING DATE. Beginning in March the photography group began meeting on the third Tuesday at 6:30 pm monthly; Time: 6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. for social and 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. for the meeting. Raymond Beck will lead Beginner’s Corner. New and old photographers will enjoy getting back to the basics of photography. All levels of experience are welcome. Color Pencil Group Meeting: Apr 28 – Thursday – Anyone with a desire to learn more about color pencil is welcome to attend these meetings. All levels of artists are welcome, no prior experience necessary. Meetings are held on the last Thursday of each month from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring something to work on, and feel free to share any product, resource or other info that may be beneficial to the group. Thursday Morning Open Studio Sessions: Apr 7, 14, 21, 28 – Open Studio Sessions every Thursday 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., or longer. Bring your current art project – painting, pastels, colored pencil, knit or crochet, etc., to work on. Fiber artists are welcome to join this group. No instruction — just time to create on your own and enjoy fellowship with other artists.

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The GFWC NC Kings Mountain Woman’s Club held its March meeting at the Kings Mountain Historical Museum. The meeting was hosted by the Education and Libraries Community Service Program. Kings Mountain Historical Museum’s Director, January Costa, presented a program about the history of the Kings Mountain Historical Museum and the current exhibits on display. Denise Cobb, president of the club, presided and reviewed upcoming events and plans for the membership. President Cobb highlighted the upcoming Spring Vendor Fair which will be held Saturday, April 23 from 9am until 3pm. For more information on events, rentals, and membership, please see the club Facebook page, gfwcnckm.

Kings Mountain Woman’s Club met at the museum for their March program and enjoyed a presentation by January Costa. Photo by Anne Gamble

Bounty offered on Bradford Pear trees By Laura Oleniacz, N.C. State University

Verdaccio by Carolyn Parrish Led by artist Darlene Godfrey. Feel free to stay all day! Classes at SASi: • Workshops require pre-registration and payment to reserve your seat. To register, call 704-739-5585. Visit SASi in person or see their website for a detailed class description and supply list. • Mixed Media 2 Day Workshop with Dianne Garner Saturday, April 23 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and Sunday, April 24 from 12:30 p.m. 4:30 pm. In this class Dianne will share collage techniques learned in a recent class taken at the John C. Campbell Folk School. You will learn to stitch through the canvas and use transfers onto packing tape and cloth to be stitched on. You will also use a Gelli Arts plate to print papers and make your own paste papers to add to your collage. Dianne will show you how to make transfers on packing tape. • Painting on Yupo 2 Day Workshop with Dianne Garner Saturday, May 21 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and Sunday, May 22 from 12:30 p.m. -

4:30 p.m. Dianne will teach techniques learned from a workshop taken with Fred Graff. In this class you will learn Composition, Positive/ Negative, Impact, and Two types of under-glazing – abstract and controlled. Dianne will cover Tangent Lines, Happy Endings, Perspective, and Center of Interest. Dianne will share techniques demonstrated by Fred Graff as he paints on Yupo. Southern Arts Society (SASi) Gift Shop & Gallery is located at 301 N. Piedmont Ave. at the intersection of Piedmont and Battleground Avenues in the historic Southern Railway Depot. SASi offers a gift shop, ongoing art exhibitions and competitions, programs, and classes in a variety of media for artists of all levels. Gallery Hours: Tues through Sat, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and by Appointment. Admission is Free. The public is asked to wear a mask when visiting. For more information visit their website at or call 704.739.5585. Email

A North Carolina State University forestry expert is warning about the invasive offspring of Bradford pear trees, which are spreading through North Carolina forests. To help tackle the problem, a new program is willing to trade you for the Bradford pear tree in your yard. Due to overwhelming response, program registration has been paused for the time being. Check for updates. Nonetheless, this is important information for homeowners and builders. Through the “Bradford Pear Bounty” program, you could get up to five new native trees in exchange for cutting down the same number of Bradford pears in your yard. The effort will launch April 23 in Greensboro and could expand to more locations in the fall. “We probably won’t eradicate Bradford pear from North Carolina,” said Kelly Oten, assistant professor of forestry and environmental resources at NC State. “But we do want to increase awareness about how this tree is harming the environment, reduce how many people plant them and encourage people to replace their own trees with something else.” In addition to emitting a strong, distinctive stench, Bradford pears can breed with other varieties of pear trees and spread in natural forests, replacing native trees, and creating “food deserts” for birds, Oten said. Those are a few of the reasons she’s launching the pro-

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Bradford Pear Tree in bloom. Photo Kelly Oten gram through a partnership with NC State Extension, the North Carolina Forest Service, the North Carolina Urban Forest Council and the North Carolina Wildlife Federation. The Duke Energy Foundation provided funding, among other sources. The Abstract spoke with Oten about the effort: The Abstract (TA): How did the Bradford pear get to the United States? Kelly Oten: The Bradford pear is a variety or cultivar of Callery pear, which was introduced into the United States as an ornamental tree in the early 20th century. It is native to Asia. A lot of people planted it because it was sold as this gorgeous, early blooming, symmetrically canopied, beautiful tree. And everyone was like, “done, I’ll take it.” It was touted as sterile, but in reality, it can cross with other varieties of Callery pear and produce invasive offspring. TA: How does it spread? Oten: Bradford pears cannot self-pollinate, but they can reproduce if they get pollinated by any other variety of the Pyrus calleryana species. Their offspring spread into natural forests and disturbed areas like roadsides. When they escape plantings, they are called Call-

ery pears. These invasive trees have white, showy flowers, but they have huge thorns that are inches long and can puncture tractor tires, so it can be very problematic to manage them. They’re in suburban and rural areas, as well as in natural forests. Right now, they are blooming, and I see them everywhere when driving around. TA: What are some of the impacts of this tree’s spread? Oten: They’re displacing our native trees that cannot outcompete the Bradford pear, which has significant ecological impacts. For example, Callery pears are like a food desert for birds. Caterpillars, which are especially important in the spring when mother birds are getting soft-bodied insects to feed their young, don’t feed on them. Because there are no caterpillars that feed on the Bradford pear, there’s nothing for them to eat there. TA: Are you studying these impacts? Oten: In a research project led out of Clemson University, we’re looking at the differences in insect ecosystems between forests that have been invaded by the Callery pear and those that haven’t. We’re looking at leaf litter and the organisms that are in there. Already, See BRADFORD, Page 8A

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After many decades apart, Shelby couple meet again; tie the knot by MICHAEL E. POWELL

For Jane Billedeaux, 83, and Harris Putnam, 82, words like “hope” and “true love” aren’t just words, they really do mean what they say. They mean happiness can happen to anyone any time, no matter how much time has passed. After all, it’s not every day, Jane said, you have an old flame call on you in order to propose to you after many decades apart and numerous marriages (with children too!) between them. The loving couple tied the knot in November 2021 in the Walmart parking where she worked as a customer hostess. The minister was Gary Donaldson, who also worked nearby and knew Jane. Wedding guests (between 50 to 75, she said) were family and many of Jane’s fellow Walmart employees. Mrs. Putnam said she

and Harris were both born and raised in Earl, went to school there and became what she called “sweethearts” there in their fifth and sixth grade years. After going their separate ways, marrying (three times for her, each ending in the death of her husband at the time), and the death of Harris’ wife, Jane said she felt it was not meant to be for her to be married. Little did she know that Harris had apparently never forgotten her and set about trying to find her. He did by going to the Earl post office, she said, and asking if they knew if she still lived there. Though she worked at a Walmart in Myrtle Beach, S.C., she still had her house in Earl and just happened to be visiting with family, so was back in town. “I was home (August 2021) for a nine-day vacation from my job at the Myrtle Beach Walmart. Harris called me and we

The groom, Harris Putnam, holds the hand of his new bride, the former Jane Billedeaux, as minister Gary Donaldson presents them to the wedding guests.

BRADFORD From Page 7A we can see a difference. It’s changed forest communities. TA: What’s the deal with their smell? Oten: While people might not be aware of the invasive problem, they might hate them for two other reasons. They smell really bad; some people say it’s a fishy smell. The other thing is that, even in a mild storm, Bradford pears fall apart. The branches come out at a sharp angle, which makes them weak. TA: How are governments responding? Oten: Ohio, South Carolina and Pennsylvania have announced bans against the sale and planting of Bradford pears. North Carolina does not have a ban on Bradford pears, but it does have bans on other problematic plants. TA: Are efforts to curb the spread of invasives successful? Oten: We have a lot of protocols that have reduced the amount of invasive species introduction. There is an international trade agreement where wood packaging material has to be treated before it gets here. But it’s going to be a forever problem. The more invasives we study, the better we are at responding to the next one that arrives. TA: What are some good information sources if you want to be a good consumer? Oten: A lot of towns have “do not plant” lists. Master gardeners and extension agents can be a wealth of information. You can find really great pollinator gardens with native plants. You can go to those places and see how they would look in your landscape. TA: How can you get a replacement tree? Oten: This is an eventbased program. This spring it will be in Greensboro on April 23. Homeowners must remove their Bradford pear, sign up, and bring before-and-after pic-

tures of the tree cut down. They can get up to five replacement trees, all native. We will have 200 trees in total to give away. Anyone in North Carolina will be able to sign up on our website: TA: Why is it important to replace the trewe? Oten: The urban canopy is so important in temperature mitigation, especially as the climate warms, but also to reduce stormwater runoff. They’re also important for everyone’s general enjoyment. There are studies that have linked human health to urban trees. I would strongly encourage replacement rather than simply removing it. TA: How should people remove them? Oten: The planted Bradford pear variety does not have thorns, so it can be removed like most landscape trees. They are typically cut down, and then the stump can be sprayed with an herbicide to prevent re-sprouting. Or you can hire a company to stump grind it if you want to place a new tree in that same spot. When they cross with another pear and become wild, the offspring does have thorns. This can make it difficult to remove. TA: How do you distinguish between Bradford Pears and white cherries to avoid cutting down the wrong type of tree? Oten: There are a few things that help us differentiate. First, smell the flowers. Pears stink; cherries don’t. Also, cherry leaves are longer and have tiny spikes on the margin, while pear leaves are more rounded and have scalloped edges. The bark on a cherry is also darker and can be smooth and shiny or flaky while pear bark is lighter with shallow ridges. In addition, the flowers on cherries are grouped along a single stem, while flowers on a pear form small ball-shaped clusters. Lastly, the tree form on pears is upright as branches turn upwards at sharp angles; cherries do not have that sharp upward angle of branches.

Jane Billedeaux and Harris Putnam getting ready to tie the knot after many years apart. (photos provided)

met at 8:30 a.m., on a Tuesday. He brought me a big, beautiful bouquet of roses. They were so big I couldn’t see him behind them!” she said, smiling. “He took me to Tryon to see waterfalls; he loves waterfalls. We were together eight of the nine days I had off.” Jane said Harris must have still had some feelings for her in the 64 years they were apart, but it still hit her, as she said, “…like a ton of bricks” when he proposed to her. “He said he wanted to marry me before Thanksgiving, but I didn’t give him an answer right then,” she said. She wanted to talk to her best friend, her daughter, Frances Pruitt. After that Jane said she felt she had to say “Yes!” to Harris. Harris, said Jane, worked for the government for 30-plus years, retired from that, then worked at the Charlotte-Douglas Airport for a number of years. The two are very active,

she said, with there being three months difference in age between them, she noted, adding that she is the older of the two of them (her: March 27, to his: June 13). Jane said she knows their wedding has even been on Google, adding she is grateful it has touched so many lives in a positive manner. “Our story has given so many of all ages hope; that they too can find someone; find love. Don’t give up! Anything can happen.” she said. Of their wedding, she said, “It’s like a big dream! It’s like a plaque we saw in

Mr. and Mrs. Harris Putnam, newly wedded, walking down the aisle of the Myrtle Beach Walmart parking lot where the two chose to be married.

The happy couple – Mr. and Mrs. Harris Putman.

Walmart about good things are yet to come. We bought it before our wedding. It’s now hanging in their bedroom in our house. Harris loves it as he is very romantic! I could not have gone out and found a better

man than him.” In closing, Jane, who still works as a customer hostess at the Shelby Walmart, said, “I am blessed; we are blessed. The Lord has been so good to me; to us.”

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

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

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5 to join KM HOF on May 7 The Kings Mountain Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held Saturday, May 7 at 6 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church. Tickets are available from members of the Hall of Fame committee and at Ingram’s Barber Shop in downtown Kings Mountain. Five former Kings Mountain High athletes will be honored, including the late Jim Cloninger, Sheryl Goode, Mariko Feemster, Tony Young and Tandra Leftwich. Cloninger was a standout end and punter on Kings Mountain High’s undefeated Southwestern Conference football team in 1964. He was All-State and played in the prestigious Boys Town all-star game. He went on to play at Appalachian State where he broke the starting lineup as a freshman end and punter. Goode was an All-Conference basketball player at KMHS in 1981 and helped lead the team to its best record in school history at that time. She went on to play at Johnson C. Smith in Charlotte and scored 428 points with 314 rebounds in 91 games. She helped lead the team to a 17-9 record and a berth in the NCAA tournament in 1985. Feemster was one of five great offensive linemen on Ron Massey’s 1998 football team that won the Southwestern Conference and Western Regional championships and to this day is the only KMHS football team to play for a state championship. Feemster earned a scholarship to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he gained significant playing time as a freshman before suffering a career-ending injury. Leftwich was a three-year All-Conference performer in softball, volleyball See HOF, Page 2B

11th inning error lifts Forestview over KM Friday

Austyn Dixon is congratulated by Coach Kevin Cruise after she slammed a home run in Friday’s win over Ashbrook at Lancaster Field. Photos by Gary Smart

KM ladies roll Wave in BSC softball action Kings Mountain High’s women’s softball team rolled the Ashbrook Green Wave 18-0 in Big South Conference action Friday night at the KM field. Andrea Melton pitched the complete game shutout, allowing just one hit while striking out 10. She also helped KM’s offensive attack going 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored. Kings Mountain took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first before breaking the game open with six runs in the second and third innings and five in the fourth. The game ended on the 10-run rule after Ashbrook batted it in the top of the fifth. Austyn Dixon continued her heavy hitting with 3-for3, including a three-run homer run and four RBIs. Kali Weaver also went 3-for-3, including a double and triple, and three runs scored. Alayna Patrick had a two-run triple and stole two bases; Kaylee Lavin

The visiting Forestview Jaguars’ Austin Parker scored an unearned run in the top of the 11th and then relief pitcher Cooper Botts struck out the side in the bottom of the inning to defeat Kings Mountain 2-1 in a Big South 3A Conference game Friday night at Lancaster Field. The loss was the first in the conference for the Mountaineers who were 5-1 and a game behind unbeaten Crest heading into a game with an always-good South Point nine last night at Lancaster Field. The two teams meet again Friday in Belmont. Kings Mountain goes to Blacksburg SC next Monday for a 6 p.m. varsity only non-conference game and returns home Tuesday to host the Stuart Cramer Purple Storm. Kings Mountain’s Wyatt Davis, who had pitched very well after coming on to relieve Peyton Fisher in the top of the ninth, was the victim of the winning run which came on a catcher’s throwing error that went into left field as the Forestview runner was attempting to steal third. Forestview, which had

lost to the Mountaineers three nights earlier in Gastonia, led off the 11th with a pop-up single by Osborne that just got over the infield to short left field. An infield grounder hit Osborne and he was called out, but batter Parker made it to first. On second after a passed ball, Parker broke for third and came all the way home on the error. Neither team did anything to write home about at the plate as each had four hits. The Jaguars didn’t get their first hit off KM starter Charlie Melton until two outs in the top of the fourth. Melton had retired the first 11 batters, including five on strikeouts, before Parker managed a single to center. KM’s first hit in the bottom of the fourth was a long home run over the left field fence by Colton Mayes to put the Mountaineers up 1-0. Melton put the visitors down in order again in the top of the fifth and KM missed a golden opportunity to add to their lead in the bottom of the inning as they loaded the bases with no outs. But two strikeouts, See FORESTVIEW, Page 2B

Brockman, Davis hurl KM over FV Andrea Melton works on a one-hitter for the Lady Mountaineers in Friday’s 18-0 Big South win over Ashbrook at Lancaster Field. was 1-for-2, and Cheyanne Reynolds and Saniya Wilson provided run-scoring hits. Melton faced only 18 batters in the 4 ½ inning contest. The Lady Mountaineers suffered a tough 3-2, 10-inning loss to a strong Stuart

Cramer team Wednesday night in Cramerton. Weaver led the Mountaineers on the mound and at the plate. She scattered seven hits and struck out 18 and went 2-for-5 with a triple. Only one of Cramer’s runs was earned as the See BSC, Page 2A

Kings Mountain got timely hits and strong pitching from Zane Brockman and Wyatt Davis to blank the Forestview Jaguars 7-0 in a Big South Conference game last week in Gastonia. The Mountaineers scored single runs in the first two innings and added three in the fourth and two in the sixth.

Brockman gave up just three hits and struck out eight in his five innings on the mound, and Davis fanned six in his two innings of relief. Jacob Hamrick led the Mountaineers at the plate with 2-for-3, including a double and two runs batted in. Maddox Brown had two hits and one RBI.




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KMMS tennis breaks two-match losing skid

Kaylee Lavin has her eye on a base hit in Kings Mountain’s win over Gastonia Ashbrook Friday night at Lancaster Field. Photos by Gary Smart

Kings Mountain’s Samantha Harrelson is safe at second base in Friday’s big win over Gastonia Ashbrook Friday night.

Marr’s 69 leads KM to golf win

Wed., April 6 1:30 p.m. – Middle school track, Tri-County Conference meet at Shelby. 4 p.m. – High school track and field, KM, Cherryville, Shelby and Crest at Stuart Cramer. Thur., April 7 4 p.m. High school tennis, Crest at Kings Mountain. 4:15 – Middle school women’s soccer, Kings Mountain at North Lincoln. Fri., April 8 6 p.m. – High school

Kings Mountain’s Caleb Marr was match medalist with a 69. Will Spicer shot 74, Thomas Spicer 79, Cooper Putnam 81 and Baylor Benton 84. All Big South teams are scheduled to go to Cramer Mountain Country Club on Tuesday, April 12.


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From Page 1B followed by a high fly to deep left-center by Mayes that looked like it may go out was caught just inside the fence. The Jaguars came in and got an infield single by Carson Adams, a sacrifice bunt by Ethan Bray and a single by Potts to tie the game. The Mountaineers missed a golden opportunity to win the game in the bottom of the seventh after a single by Hamrick to start the inning, followed by

Zane Brockman being hit by a pitch. An out later, Melton laid down a perfect bunt and beat it out to load the bases. Mayes hit a blooptype fly ball toward third. With Hamrick breaking for the plate, the fly was caught and the Jaguars doubled Hamrick off third. Peyton Fisher and Davis both did a good job of relief for the Mountaineers. When he took the mound to start the ninth, Davis fanned the side and fanned two more in the 10th and one in the 11th. The three KM pitchers combined for 16 strikeouts.







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“The doubles play was excellent,” noted Coach Ed Guy. “All played well.” (Singles) Katherine Frye (KM) d. Julia Hutchins 8-2; Seanna Simon (KM) d. Chloe Adair 8-3; Kelsey Lynch (ER) d. Elizabeth Bolt 8-5; Kayla McSwain (KM) d. Cassie McFarland 8-3; Colton King (ER) d. Jasmyn Accor 8-3; Blakely Scoggins (ER) d. Jacob Baker 8-4. (Doubles) Frye/Bolt (KM) d. Adair/ McFarland 8-2; Simon/McSwain (KM) d. Hutchins/ Lynch 8-2; Allen/Tipton (KM) d. King/Boheler 8-6.


The Kings Mountain Middle School tennis team broke a two-match losing streak last week with a 6-2 victory at home over East Rutherford. Tied at 3-all after singles play, the Lady Patriots clinched the win by sweeping all three doubles matches. The #1 doubles team of Katherine Frye and Elizabeth Bolt broke the deadlock with an 8-2 victory, and the #2 doubles team of Seanna Simon and Kayla McSwain sealed the win with a 8-2 victory. The #3 doubles team of Dominic Allen and Cindy Tipton rebounded from a 5-2 deficit to win 8-6 to put the icing on the cake.

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Newly renovated Sims Legion Park is new home to Gaston College Rhinos

KJ Bell pitches for the Kings Mountain Middle School Patriots in a recent game at KMMS. Photo by Lizzie Ingram

CCC Pharmacy Technician Academy enrolling high school students T h e Pharmacy Technician Academy became part of CCC’s job training offerings about five years ago. Since that time, the Academy has grown and even expanded into a second opportunity, the Sterile Compounding class. Now, the Pharmacy Technician Academy is expanding again, this time to a new audience. Cleveland County high school students can now register for the Academy. Eight students enrolled in the inaugural class this spring. The Academy is an opportunity for students to explore a healthcare career, for free, and at the end of the course have a marketable skill. “A lot of high school students don’t know exactly what careers they are interested in,” said Instructor Mark Woodall. “The advantage of doing the Pharmacy Technician Academy is that pharmacy touches almost all aspects of healthcare, so this may help guide them. Plus, it will be beneficial in all areas.” The Pharmacy Technician Academy trains students to

become certified pharmacy technicians. They learn about the history and evolution of pharmacy, anatomy, pharmaceutical calculations, prescription processing, patient safety, sterile and non-sterile compounding, and more. Most graduates of the Academy sit for the certification exam and begin a career as a Certified Pharmacy Technician. Others use what they learn as a foundation for pharmacy school, nursing school, research, or another area of healthcare. High school students interested in enrolling in the Pharmacy Technician Academy should talk to their school’s Career Coach or email For adults, there are day and night classes offered during the fall, spring, and summer terms. To learn more, visit program/pharmacy-technician.

The Gaston College Rhinos officially have a new home at Sims Legion Park and commemorated the milestone with a ribbon-cutting and celebration on Saturday, March 26. Dr. John Hauser, the president of Gaston College, was joined by Gastonia Mayor Walker Reid, Gastonia City Councilmembers, members of the Gaston College Board of Trustees, and others who helped make this renovation possible, to cut the ribbon and mark this historic moment for the College and the city. Following the ribbon-cutting, the Rhinos played a threegame series against Wake Tech Community College with a doubleheader on Saturday and one game on Sunday. Students, faculty, and staff from the College were joined by friends, family, and members of the community to cheer on the Rhinos. An estimated 400 people attended the weekend's games and events, which included local food trucks and giveaways for fans. Dr. Hauser got the games started by throwing the first pitch on Saturday. “We have worked hand-inhand with the city for months to create a new home for the Rhinos,” said Dr. Hauser. “We

shared investments, staff, and resources to create one of the best Junior College Baseball Facilities in North Carolina and possibly the Nation. We hope this new home for the Rhinos becomes a place where people can gather, watch some great baseball, and create memories.” A new face was there as well. Mo, the College's new mascot, was revealed right before the first game. "It was exciting for everyone to meet Mo,” said Dr. Hauser. “Having Mo at future events will continue to foster the school spirit we’ve seen grow since bringing athletics back.” Mo greeted those who attended the game and posed for photos. The Rhinos swept the threegame series against Wake Tech with an impressive no-hitter performance by pitcher Gus Hughes to take the first game 9-0. A 6-2 win for their second game capped off a record-breaking Saturday, and the Rhinos wrapped things up with an 11-1 win on Sunday. The Rhinos first season is off to a successful start with a 26-1 record. They are currently ranked number one in the National Junior College Athletic Association Region 10 Confer-

Gaston College’s new mascot, Mo, with students at newly renovated Sims Legion Park. Photo provided ence, and rank in the top eight of all three National Junior College Athletic Association polls. Gaston College is one of 58 community colleges in the North Carolina Community College System and serves both Gaston and Lincoln counties. Gaston College started their athletic program in the Fall of 2021 with men’s basketball, baseball, softball,

beach volleyball and women’s cross country. The College enrolls approximately 5,350 students each term in curriculum programs and offers over 100 fields of study to obtain a degree, diploma, or certificate. To learn more about the athletics program at Gaston College visit us at or follow us on social media by visiting

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 29th day of March, 2022 as Executor of the Estate of JOHN CURTIS LEE, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Nigel R. Ross, Executor, on or before the 6th of July, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 6th day of April, 2022. Nigel R. Ross, Executor Estate of: John Curtis Lee 7519 Edgewater Drive Columbia, SC 29223 KMH (4/06, 13, 20 & 27/2022)


Robinson, KMHS Teacher of the Month Kings Mountain High School English Teacher Jennifer Robinson was selected as one of their KMHS March Employees of the Month. According to a Facebook post, “Mrs. Robinson is an all-around outstanding teacher when it comes to supporting her colleagues and working hard for the students. There is never a task that she is given in which she does not go the extra mile to make sure it

gets done and is organized in a professional manner.” “This year she teamed together with a colleague to take over and conduct the Prom Closet and she made sure that everything was in order and ready to go to support our female students. Mrs. Robinson will receive a Walmart gift card, KMHS travel mug, commemorative certificate, and Papa John’s / Biscuitville coupons,” the post stated.


LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 14th day of March, 2022 as Administratrix of the Estate of MICHAEL ALAN PENNER, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Monie L. Penner, Administratrix, on or before the 6th of July, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 6th day of April, 2022. Monie L. Penner, Administratrix Estate of: Michael Alan Penner 720 Long Branch Rd Grover, NC 28073 KMH (4/06, 13, 20 & 27/2022)

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The public will take notice that the City Council of the City of Kings Mountain has called a public hearing regarding two (2) applications for rezoning. Champion Enterprises Inc., Applicant has requested an amendment to the Zoning Map of the City of Kings Mountain regarding the following:

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Rezone 10.22 acres of land, identified as Cleveland County Parcel #11339 and located on about 1414 Bethlehem Road. The property is currently zoned Rural (RU). The petitioner would like the property to be rezoned to Suburban Residential (SR). Case # Z-22-4 Kenneth Bullard, Applicant has requested an amendment to the Zoning Map of the City of Kings Mountain regarding the following. Rezone approximately 109.954 acres of land, identified as Cleveland County Parcels #12898, 45639 and 57785. The parcels are located at 1917 Bethlehem Road. The property is currently zoned Suburban Residential (SR). The petitioner would like the property to be rezoned to Rural (RU). Case # Z-22-5 The public hearing will be held at City Hall, 101 W. Gold Street, Kings Mountain, North Carolina on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Opportunity for public input will be offered during the public hearing portion of the meeting. A copy of the application may be obtained by contacting the City of Kings Mountain Community Planning Department at 704-734-4595. KMH (4/6,13/2022)

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JCPC announces $59.5K in intervention and prevention funds

Going “Hog Wild” in Waco By Loretta Cozart

Mayor John Barrett of Waco announced the town is going “Hog Wild” about cooking their annual Boston Butt meals that will be

ready April 16. “Orders go fast,” the mayor says. “So, don’t delay, order today!” With your order, you get eight-to-ten-pound whole or chopped Boston Butt, one pint of sauce (or extra

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 14th day of February, 2022 as Administratrix of the Estate of EUGENE JESSIE WRIGHT, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Linda W. Wright, Administratrix, on or before the 16th of June, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 16th day of March, 2022. Linda W. Wright, Administratrix Estate of: Eugene Jessie Wright 115 Holly Tree Drive Grover, NC 28073 KMH (3/16, 23, 30 & 4/06/2022)

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


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Deadline to apply May 1 Cleveland County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council announces the availability of $59,560.00 in intervention and prevention funds for services to youths most at risk of

court involvement. JCPC funds require a local cash or in-kind match of twenty percent. Based on the JCPC planning process conducted to date, the continuum of additional program services See JCPC, Page 5B







Having qualified on 23rd day of March, 2022 as Executor of the Estate of JERRY TALMADGE BEAVER, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Larry Michael Beaver, Executor, on or before the 30th of June, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

Having qualified on 24th day of March, 2022 as Executor of the Estate of DAVID WAYNE SMITH, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Ralph Smith, Executor, on or before the 30th of June, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 30th day of March, 2022.

This the 30th day of March, 2022.

Larry Michael Beaver, Executor Estate of: Jerry Talmadge Beaver, 412 Old Boiling Springs Rd Shelby, NC 28152

Ralph Smith, Executor Estate of: David Wayne Smith 6151 Casar Road Casar, NC 28020

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 23rd day of March, 2022 as Executor of the Estate of NANCY BORDERS BEAVER, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Larry Michael Beaver, Executor, on or before the 30th of June, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 30th day of March, 2022. Larry Michael Beaver, Executor Estate of: Nancy Borders Beaver 412 Old Boiling Springs Rd Shelby, NC 28152 KMH (3/30 & 4/06,13 & 20/ 2022

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS Having qualified on 6th day of December, 2021 as Co-Administratrixes of the Estate of HELEN ANGELA GRIER, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Gladys A. Grier, Co-Administratrix and/or Mary K. Grier, Co-Administratrix, on or before the 30th of June, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 30rd day of March, 2022. Gladys A. Grier, Co-Administratrix Estate of: Helen Angela Grier 1049 Elizabeth Drive Dallas, NC 28034 And/or Mary K. Grier, Co-Administratrix Estate of: Helen Angela Grier 608 New Way Drive Gastonia, NC 28052 KMH (3/30, 4/06, 13 & 20 /2022)









Having qualified on 8th day of March, 2022 as Administratrix of the Estate of LLOYD RAY DUTCHKO, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Phetsy C. Dutchko, Administratrix, and/or McIntyre Elder Law, Counsel for the Estate, on or before the 16th day of June, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

Beverly Goode qualified on 3rd day of March, 2022 as Administratrix of the Estate of IRENE T. BROWN, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina. This is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Ronald Haynes, Jr., Attorney & Counselor at Law, on or before the 16th day of June, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment only to Ronald Haynes, Jr.

This the 16th day of March, 2022.

This the 16th day of March, 2022.

Phetsy C. Dutchko, Administratrix Estate of: Lloyd Ray Dutchko 75985 Bryson Hesperia Rd Bradley, CA 93426

Beverly Goode, Administratrix Estate of: Irene T. Brown 2610 Elizabeth Ave. Shelby, NC 28150

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

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

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Having qualified on the 3rd day of February, 2022, as Executor of the Estate of BRENDA GAIL YORK STEWART, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned on or before June 23, 2022, or this notice will be pleased in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the Estate should make immediate payment. This the 23rd day of March, 2022. Larry Dean Stewart, Executor Of the Estate of Brenda Gail York Stewart 12009 Matthew Martin Lane Charlotte, NC 28216 Attorney for the Estate: Robert H. Lutz Lutz Law Firm, PLLC 310-8 East Graham Street Shelby, NC 28150 KMH (3/23, 30 & 4/06 & 13/2022)







Having qualified on 29th day of March, 2022 as Administrator CTA of the Estate of ANNIE MAE WILLIAMS; AKA, ANNIE DUNN WILLIAMS, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Nathan Forb, Administrator CTA, on or before the 6th of July, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

Having qualified on 28th day of March, 2022 as Executor of the Estate of HUBERT L. CLARK; AKA, HUBERT LEE CLARK, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Cecil David Clark,Executor, on or before the 6th of July, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

Having qualified on 14th day of March, 2022 as Administrator of the Estate of ANDREW ROBERT HUDACHKO, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Nathan Forb, Administrator, on or before the 6th of July, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 6th day of April, 2022. Nathan Forb, Administrator CTA Estate of Annie Mae Williams; aka, Annie Dunn Williams 6647 Gardner Lane Charlotte, NC 28270

Cecil David Clark, Executor 2002 Flint Hill Church Road Shelby, NC 28152 And/ or P.O. Box 1255 Boiling Springs, NC 28017

Nathan Forb, Administrator Estate of Andrew Robert Hudachko 112 S. Tryon St., Suite 760 Charlotte, NC 28284

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

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

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

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This the 6th day of April, 2022. This the 6th day of April, 2022.

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

JCPC From Page 4B and structures needed in this county have been identified to be the following: • Home Based Family Counseling • Individual/Group/ Mixed Counseling • Psychological Assessments-Sex Offender Specific • Services addressing Problem Sexual Behavior • Vocational Skills

• Substance Abuse Counseling • Community Service/ Restitution • Teen Court Program Managers of organizations interested in applying are required to attend a mandatory orientation meeting to be held virtually online or by phone, on Friday, April 22 at 10:00 am. Local public agencies, 501(c)3 non-profit corporations and local housing authorities wishing to submit applications

The Kings Mountain Herald | for programs to provide any of these intervention services will need to access application forms and other necessary information from the NC ALLIES website with instructions at http://www.ncdps. gov/Juvenile-Justice/ Community-Programs/ Juvenile-Crime-Prevention-Councils/ Program-Agreement-Information or by calling Melissa Johnson at the Area Office of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

at 828-296-4745. Private non-profits are also required to submit No Overdue Tax forms, Conflict of Interest Statements, and proof of 501(c)(3) status. Program Applications are to be submitted electronically into NC Allies by April 29, at 5:00 p.m. In addition, a copy of the application should be sent to Margie Christopher at margiesc822@, or brought to Sara Brunner at NCDPS, Juvenile Division at 315 Patton Street, Shelby no

Page 5B later than 5:00 pm on April 29. Attachments to be included are a copy of the most recent agency audit, a list of current Board of Directors designating officers, proof of the 501-c-3 tax status, a No Taxes Due Statement, and Conflict of Interest policy indicating any conflicts which may exist. New applicants will also need to submit three (3) letters of support from other agencies. An interview with the

Program Manager of each applicant and the allocations committee, will be scheduled for May 2, at the Shelby Police Department, times to be determined as applications are received. For more information on how to access the meeting, or with other questions, call Margie Christopher at 980-2147125.










Having qualified on 29th day of March, 2022 as Administrator of the Estate of JANE LUCKETT VANDERBUSH, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Donald James Vanderbush, Administrator, on or before the 6th of July, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

Having qualified on 8th day of March, 2022 as Executor of the Estate of MICHAEL W. MACKAMAN, JR., deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, James K. Carbone, Executor, on or before the 23rd of June, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 6th day of April, 2022.

This the 23rd day of March, 2022.

Donald James Vanderbush, Administrator Estate of: Jane Luckett Vanderbush 109 Daring Drive Cherryville, NC 28021

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

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Having qualified on 28th day of March, 2022 as Administrator CTA of the Estate of DONALD BAXTER PETERS, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Jonathan Robert Peters, Administrator CTA, on or before the 6th of July 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 6th day of April, 2022. Jonathan Robert Peters, Administrator CTA Estate of: Donald Baxter Peters 482 Curly Maple Rd Boone, NC 28607 KMH (4/06, 13, 20 & 27/2022)









In the Matter of the Estate of: WILLIAM B. NEWTON, Deceased

Having qualified on 24th day of March, 2022 as Executrix of the Estate of BARBARA ANN MCDANIEL; A/K/A, ANN K. MCDANIEL; A/K/A, BARBARA K. MCDANIEL, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Debra M. Kale, Executrix, on or before the 6th of July, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 6th day of April, 2022.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS and DEBTORS Having qualified on 28th day of March, 2022 as Executor of the Estate of RONALD CLARENCE MODE; AKA, RONALD C. MODE, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Hugh Lee Mode, Executor, on or before the 6th of July, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

This the 30th day of March, 2022 This the 6th day of April, 2022.

Debra M. Kale, Executrix Estate of: Barbara Ann McDaniel; a/k/a, Ann K. McDaniel; a/k/a, Barbara K. McDaniel 2324 Ben Jones Road Shelby, NC 28152

Hugh Lee Mode, Executor Estate of: Ronald Clarence Mode; aka, Ronald C. Mode 1101 New Prospect Church Rd Shelby, NC 28150

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Having qualified on 10th day of March, 2022 as Administratrix of the Estate of PEGGY BETH COLE; AKA, PEGGY LUNDEMO COLE, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Cameron Cole Spencer, Administratrix, on or before the 16th of June, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 16th day of March, 2022.

Having qualified on the 24th day of March, 2022 as Administrator CTA of the Estate of WILLIAM B. NEWTON, deceased, late of Cleveland County, NC, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Administrator CTA on or before the 1st day of July 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment.

In the Matter of the Estate of: BARBARA GANTT AKA BARBARA BROOKS GANTT, Deceased LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION Having qualified on the 11th day of March, 2022 as Administratrix of the Estate of BARBARA GANTT AKA BARBARA BROOKS GANTT, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Administratrix on or before the 24th day of June, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment.

Cameron Cole Spencer, Administratrix Estate of: Peggy Beth Cole; aka, Peggy Lundemo Cole 1836 Wellington Avenue Newton, NC 28658

This the 23rd day of March, 2022

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

Jennifer C. Newton, Admin CTA P.O. Box 127, Polkville, NC 28136 4417 Polkville Road, Shelby, NC 28150 KM (3/30, 4/6, 4/13 & 4/20/2022)

LEGAL NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF CLEVELAND IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK In the Matter of the Estate of: MARTIN L. BUENGER, Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS and DEBTORS Having qualified on the 18th day of March, 2022 as Administrator CTA of the Estate of MARTIN L. BUENGER, deceased, late of Bonner County, Idaho, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Administrator CTA on or before the 1st day of July 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment. This the 30th day of March, 2022 C. Andrew Neisler, Jr., Admin CTA CLONINGER & NEISLER ATTYS P.O. Box 515, 300 E. King Street Kings Mountain, NC 28086 KM (3/30, 4/6, 4/13 & 4/20/2022)









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

In the Matter of the Estate of: JUANITA RUPPE HOLDER, Deceased ADMINISTRATOR CTA NOTICE Having qualified on the 9th day of March, 2022 as Administrator CTA of the Estate of Juanita Ruppe Holder, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Administrator CTA on or before the 17th day of June, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment. This the 16th day of March, 2022 C. Andrew Neisler, Jr. CLONINGER & NEISLER P.O. Box 515 Kings Mountain, NC 28086 KM (3/16, 3/23, 3/30 & 4/6/2022)

Having qualified on 14th day of March, 2022 as Administratrix of the Estate of LUTHER CHARLES CLAYTON, deceased, of Cleveland County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms, and corporations having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned, Dora Ann Clayton, Administratrix, on or before the 23rd of June, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms, and corporations indebted to the said estate to please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS and DEBTORS Having qualified on the 22nd day of March, 2022 as Co-Executors of the Estate of GARY ALLEN FLOYD AKA GARY A FLOYD, deceased, late of Cleveland County, North Carolina this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the decedent to exhibit the same to the undersigned Co-Executors on or before the 30th day of June, 2022 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the estate should make immediate payment. This the 30th day of March, 2022

This the 23rd day of March, 2022. Dora Ann Clayton, Administratrix Estate of: Luther Charles Clayton 17 Perry Lane Unit 203 Arden, NC 28704 KMH (3/23, 30 & 4/06,13/2022)

Jason Allen Floyd, Co-Executor 2939 Lake Drive Shelby, NC 28152 Julie Alena Crotts, Co-Executor 118 Pinecrest Drive Shelby, NC 28152 KM (3/30, 4/6, 4/13 & 4/20/2022)

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EASTER PARTY. Belmont Women of the Moose will be hosting a Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 9th from 2pm to 4pm at The Moose Lodge located at 122 Robert Russell Rd., Belmont, NC 28012. Bring the children and have some fun, food and games and meet the Easter bunny. (704) 825-3721

FULL TIME MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN needed for established apartment community in Shelby. Painting, cleaning, carpentry, routine maintenance, light knowledge of plumbing and electrical helpful. Must have reliable transportation and valid drivers license. For more information call 704480-5982. Resumes may be emailed to:

HANDYMAN SERVICES. NOW IS THE TIME. Over 25 years Exp! Install Replace Hot water Heaters, Mulching, Trees and Bushes trimmed, Minor Repairs,Ceiling Fans, Mini Blind Installation, Any Handyman Services. No Job too Big or Small! References available. We will show up and do the job. Call us first, 704692-4449.

NOW HIRING FOR TEACHERS. Bloom CDC. Ask for Tina Pettis. (704) 313-7019

EXPERIENCED PIANIST AVAILABLE. To fill in for church services and events in Rutherford County. Call 704591-7304.

CASSANDRA KING CONROY. The Cleveland County Friends of the Library presents An Evening with Cassandra King Conroy, April 26, 2022. The event will include dinner and a talk by the author, “The Power of Storytelling to Transform Lives”. Cassandra King Conroy is an award-winning author and the wife of the late Pat Conroy. Tickets go on sale Monday, March 28 and can be purchased at the Eugenia H. Young Library in Shelby or on EventBrite and are $35.00 per person. The event begins at 6:00 p.m. at the LeGrand Center in Shelby. (704) 472-0521

COINS * COINS * COINS. We Buy & Sell Coins. “Coin Collector Supplies.” JAKE’S KNIVES & COLLECTIBLES. 1008 South Lafayette Street, Shelby. Call 704-600-6996 (980) 295-5568

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

EMPLOYMENT LOCAL COMPANY IN BELMONT, NC is looking to fill several positions. Part time help needed 40 hours per month starting in early May doing internet research and document editing for a government contractor. Hours are flexible. No experience necessary but basic computer skills preferred; will train as needed. To qualify, you must have a VALID NC driver’s license or State ID and live in a qualified HUBZone. To determine if you live in a HUBZone, go to https://maps. and enter your address. Once you have entered your address, it will state whether your address qualifies or not. If interested and qualified, please send your name, address, and phone number to slaye@, or call Stacey at (704) 461-8680. NOW HIRING FOR TEACHERS. CONNECTED KIDS CDC. Call Mandy or Erica. (704) 487-5792 CARE GIVER LOOKING TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR LOVED ONES. 20+ years. Excellent references. Bathe, light housekeeping/cooking, meds, errands. 704-4723472.

COATS PERFORMANCE YARN. 501 York Road, Kings Mountain, NC. 8 hour shifts. Apply within. For more info, email kimberly.durden@ or call 980-2915331. CHERRYVILLE, NC, PART-TIME CHURCH SECRETARY Part-time secretary. Office hours are 8-12 Mon-Fri. Qualifications: HS diploma, MS Office experience, basic bookkeeping & organizational skills. (704) 435-6069 FULL TIME GROUNDS KEEPER NEEDED. Maintain landscaping for rental property. Must have valid NC Drivers license. Pay depends on experience. 704-473-4299 HELP WANTED: RIVERSIDE RIDING STABLES. Trail Guide, own transportation, dependable, prefer female. Full/Part-time. Must have experience with horses. Serious Inquiries Only! 828-288-1302. IMMEDIATE OPENING FOR BILLBOARD INSTALLER. “Apply in Person” (no phone calls please). Headrick Outdoor Media, 600 S. Morgan St., Shelby, NC. Must Be 21. Have Valid Drivers License. Pass A Drug Test. (EOE) NEED SOMEONE TO CLEAN GUTTERS on tall house. (704) 487-5480 HAVE A CLEAN DRIVING RECORD? AA UNITED CAB COMPANY is hiring qualified individuals for driver positions. “Must Pass Drug Test & Physical”. Call (704) 482-7000 FULL-TIME MAINTENANCE POSITION. Laurel Hill Apartments is currently seeking a Maintenance Technician to join our team. You will be responsible for completing work orders, preparing apartments for new Customers, maintaining the facilities (mail room, grounds, etc...) and other required tasks. Responsibilities: •Complete work and repair orders in a timely fashion. •Meet deadlines and quality standards in preparation of Apartments for turnover. •Document time and extent of repairs. •Perform routine preventive maintenance. •Maintain material and supply inventory. •Oversee work performed by outside contractors as necessary and potentially a technician if Supervisor role. Job Type: Full-time License/Certification: •Driver’s License •HVAC Certification (Preferred) Interested candidates can forward resume to laurelhill@darbydevelopment. com or call (704)487-1114 ONE ON ONE CARE is hiring for full/part time in the group homes for 2nd shift. Transport experience recommended not required. Hrs are 2p-11p weekdays and 8p-8a weekends. Apply in person at 203 Lee St. Shelby COMPLETE CARE INC. Is seeking CNAs / In Home Aides for Cleveland and Gaston Counties. Apply M-F, 8am-4pm at 404 W. Warren St, Shelby, NC 28150 or call (704) 480-9340

BUSINESS SERVICES BUSHHOGGING / MOWING. Bushhogging/mowing in Rutherford and Cleveland counties. Please contact (704)-4667487. Thanks (704) 466-7487

NEED SOMEONE. to help clean house one day a week in Dallas area. Must be able to lift. 704-675-2983.

CAMP’S COMPLETE LAWN CARE and RESIDENTIAL FENCING. “30 + Years Experience”. Call Donnie at (704) 480-7405 TRIPLE D PAINTING, LLC. All your painting needs. Free estimates. Over 25 yrs experience! Facial board replacement available!!! Making your home, building or business look new again. (704) 4185736 childresstracy1@gmail. com OLD MAN & A TRACTOR. Garden Tilling Service. Within area of 40 miles of Shelby. Larry Jones, (704) 692-4079 I WILL COME TO YOU! Experienced Diesel/Auto Mechanic, Welding & Tractor Work. Honest, Reliable. If no answer, leave message (704) 300-7590 24 HOUR MOBILE MECHANIC. I will come to you to repair any car, lawnmower or tractor. Honest & reliable. (704) 300-2332 SHIPMAN’S MASONRY- 48 YEARS EXPERIENCE. Brick, Block & Stone, Outside Fireplaces, Foundations, Underpinnings. “Free Estimates”. 1st Quality Work! (863) 532-1587 CLEVELAND COUNTY GARAGE DOORS. Spring Tune-up Special, $69.95. We will check all your equipment lube, make sure it’s working correctly. We repair broken doors. Also offering new installations. 704-477-9119 or 704-472-9367. RETIRED GENERAL CONTRACTOR AVAILABLE. “SPECIALIZING IN DECKS” Repairs and New Construction. Rutherford/Cleveland County areas. Contact Bob at (828) 476-6058 IT’S TIME TO TRIM CREPE MYRTLE TREES. Spreading Mulch or Gravel, minor chainsaw work and storm clean-up. I can do many of your outside chores with over 15 years experience all over Cleveland County and stretching to the Forest City area. Nice, honest, dependable, clean, drugfree, he’s an all around great guy and handyman, so call Rob today and see what I can help you with. 980-295-0750.

AUCTIONS STORAGE AUCTION. Storage Auction Saturday, April 23, 9am, Mountain Storage of Lake Lure, 926 Bills Creek Road, Lake Lure, NC 28746. Call 828-625-8988

HOME REMODELING. Interior and exterior remodeling. Tile, decks, flooring, we do it all! Call Charlie today for your free estimate! (828) 244-7087 charliejohnston32@gmail. com REASONABLE RATES LAWNCARE. Mow, Trim and Edge. 704-472-4737.



FOUR GRAVE PLOTS. In the Fountain Section of Cleveland Memorial Park. Sell all four for $1300 with the buyer paying the transfer fee. (704) 751-7739

HORSE QUALITY HAY. Square and round bales. Call (704) 487-6855

FESCUE HAY 4x5 round bales fescue hay, $35$40. (704) 215-0214

PRECISION GARDEN SEED PLANTER. 3 Burner gas cooker with cast iron pan. Minn Kota trolling motor. (704) 300-3195 KINCAID X-LARGE CHINA CABINET. Lighted-$200, 4 upholstered Dining Chairs, Dark Brown-$80 (for all), Leather sofa, Dark Brown, Modern look-$100. 704-9744851. VINTAGE T-SHIRTS (100110) “All New”. Featuring All Types Of Advertising & Logos (Example Cigarette Brands) Sizes Large & Extra Large. All In One Buy for $3 Each. Grave Plot at Westview Gardens on Edgewood Road in Bessemer City (Includes Marker) $1500 Negotiable. (704) 685-2507 WESTERN SADDLE 17 INCH, like new, $225. Braided hall runner rug 9x2’ $60. Vintage Gone With The Wind plates $10 each. 1950s walnut dressing table with three-way mirror $325. 828-429-3884. TWO CEMETERY PLOTS FOR SALE. $2500 for both. Plus transfer fee. Cleveland Memorial Park Cemetery, Shelby, NC. David Whitaker (704) 434-7760 USED CAMPER TOPS: BUY/SALE/TRADE. Various sizes and styles. (828) 9800881 PORTABLE SEWING MACHINE, NEW GAS GRILL, shop vacuum, tool box on wheels, push mower, weedeater and blower, planter and many other garden tools. 704434-9540, leave message; 704-692-6729 PRIDE MOBILITY MEDICAL LIFT RECLINER. Red fabric and battery backup. Cost $1200, asking $200. Good condition. (704) 482-4966 ONE BURIAL PLOT FOR SALE. At Cleveland Memorial Park, $1,200. Call (704) 6920402 TWIN BOX SPRINGS AND MATTRESS. $175; almost new car seat, $30. (704) 4668741 TRANSPORT CHAIR $85. Red transport chair, 250 lb limit, like new. Call Lynn (843) 343-6890 MAUSOLEUM OF SERENITY Crypts 119 and 120 sixth level patio tandem at Hillcrest Gardens, Mt Holly, NC. Seller pays transfer fee. Contact kathylshockley@gmail. com (704-813-9795) (704) 813-9795 kathylshockley@ PLASTIC SOLID TOP DRUMS GREAT FOR PLANTERS. Food Grade Totes #1 and #2 Totes. Feed Drums & Burning Barrels. 15 Gallon Plastic Solid Top Barrels. Call Jeff in Hickory (828) 327-4782

YARD SALE: Wed April 9th, 2022 from 07:00 AM - 02:00 PM. 501 Hawthorne Rd., Kings Mountain, NC 28086

PRICED TO MOVE. Sat Apr 9th, 7AM. Baby items, clothing, household items, etc. 154 Autumn Woods Drive, Kings Mountain, NC 28086


FOR SALE LIMBER COB CORN SEEDS $8.00/lb; Martin Gourds, $1.00 and up. (704) 538-8893 REFRIGERATORS, STOVES, WASHERS, DRYERS. Discount Prices. 1205 Earl Road, Shelby NC. (704) 487-4443

RENT TO OWN DUMP TRAILERS. 7 ton $1400 down, $599 month. 5 ton $1000 down, $399 month. Limited supply. “Rent to own on all trailers”. J. Johnson Sales Inc. Forest City, NC 828-245-5895. RENT TO OWN CARPORTS, BUILDINGS GARAGES. J. Johnson Sales Inc., Forest City, NC. Call 828-245-5895. CARPORTS, GARAGES, RV COVERS, BOAT TRACTOR COVERS IN STOCK. Areas largest on site display. Best Selection, Options. Quality you can getting one place! J. Johnson Sales, Inc. Forest City, NC. 828-245-5895. FLAG POLES & FLAGS. 15ft., 20ft., 25ft. “All American Made!” Delivery and installation is available. J. Johnson Sales INC, Forest City, NC. Call 828-245-5895. BUILDINGS, GARAGES, SHOPS with Concrete Slab. “We Got’Em” and “We do them Turn Key” J. Johnson Sales INC., Forest City, NC. 828-245-5895. PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS with Scratch Pads! Press Room Printing. 704482-2243. (704) 538-5788 STORAGE BUILDINGS. “We Buy, Sell, Trade” J. Johnson Sales INC. Forest City, NC 828-245-5895. RIDING/PUSH MOWERS, GARDEN TILLERS, GOKARTS, MINI-BIKES. Ready to mow. All in excellent condition. Can deliver, 30+ years experience in repair work. 828-980-0853, 704-476-9383. TRAILERS, LAWNMOWER TRAILERS, Flatbed Trailers, Enclosed Trailers, Horse and Cattle Trailers, Saddlery. Check our prices and quality before you buy. Bridges Riding Equipment. Boiling Springs, NC.704434-6389, (704) 473-0867 RENT TO OWN TRAILERS. DUMPS, GOOSENECK, ENCLOSED, EQUIPMENT, CAR HAULERS, ALL TRAILERS - RENT TO OWN 24, 36 &48 MONTHS. “NO CREDIT CHECK”. J JOHNSON SALES, FOREST CITY, NC 828-245-5895 “AVAILABLE NC, SC, TN, GA”. WANT A GARAGE, BARN, WORKSHOP, STORAGE BUILDING? “WE GOT ‘EM” 20’X20’, 24X30’, 30’X60’. LARGE ON SITE DISPLAY. WE DO GRADING, GRAVEL, CONCRETE, POWER, ETC..... TURN KEY. J JOHNSON SALES, FOREST CITY, NC 828-245-5895

4 WHEEL SCOOTER $795.00. Pride 4 wheel scooter, 2020 model, charger, basket, delivered with a warranty. Call Scooterman John (704) 951-4224 4X4 ROUND BALER ELECTRIC TIE. Used last year $4000. 6 ft. Box Scrape (Like New) $400. 4 Wheel Hay Wagon, 8”X18’ Oak Flooring “kept in bar” $300. 16ft. Stoll Cattle Trailer in very good condition $4,500. 704-7188015. JAZZY MOTORIZED WHEELCHAIR. ELITE HD Holds 300lbs and up. Colors are red and black. $850. (704) 860-4584 BIKERS SUPPORT TRUMP 2024 GEAR has free pics of TRUMP 2024 gear available. Visit online. BEE SUPERS PAINTED WITH RACKS, $10 each. 828-245-0956. ALL METAL GARAGES. Big Discounts! Zero down. Call for more details. 828-382-0455.

FORD TRACTOR FOR SALE. Model 860, Runs great, new tires. Lots of new parts. $4,800 or OBO. Call Randy for more info:704-4727800. DEUTZ ALLIS TRACTOR. 26 HP diesel includes 5 ft. bush hog and 4 ft. box blade, 1989. Steering easy for woman or man. Quick change implements, 1200 hours. $6900. (828) 228-4016


AKC REGISTERED LAB PUPPIES. Black/Chocolate. Parents on site. Champion Bloodline. Great disposition. Vet checked and ready to go! Spring Special, $700. (704) 914-8241 BLUE TICK BEAGLE PUPPIES. 1st shots & wormed. Parents on site. Ready to go. $250 each. (704) 692-6787 BEAUTIFUL GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES. Ready to go to their forever homes. $500 each. Please call for details (980) 888-6331 GOLDENDOODLE PUPPIES Multigenerational F1B, non shed coats, CKC registered and vet exam, $1500, www. clearcreekgoldendoodles. com (828) 546-2757 AKC CANE CORSA PUPPIES. Ready to go. Contact Ronnie for more info. (704) 974-2716 GOLDENDOODLE PUPPIES. F1. CREAMS AND parti. Two litters of cream and parti F1 Goldendoodles. CKC. First shots. Dewormed 3 X’s. Call for more information (828) 962-2217 leslee_bekemeier@yahoo. com PKC & UKC REGISTERED TREEING WALKER PUPS. $300 each. Contact John 704-692-6913 ADULT QUAIL $5 EACH. Quail Chicks $1.50 ea. Quail eggs $3 per doz. 10% to 20% off adult birds. (704) 476-9943

FIREWOOD FOR SALE. Long wheelbase load. Fully loaded. $70.00/load. Delivered. 864-492-4793 or 803627-9408.

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The Kings Mountain Herald |

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

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Executive order provides flexibility for health care April is Child Abuse Prevention Month workers and access to treatment for COVID O n Friday, April 1, Governor Roy Cooper signed Executive Order 256 to supGOV. COOPER port the state’s ongoing fight against

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we must continue to make sure that tests, vaccines, and treatments are widely available and that we remain prepared for the potential of future surges,” said Governor Cooper. “The measures in this Executive Order are essential to North Carolina’s continued response to this virus.” Currently, COVID-19 cases, associated hospitalizations, and other key COVID19 metrics are in sustained decline. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) recently modified its key COVID-19 metrics to also consider wastewater surveillance data, vaccination and booster rates, prevalence of variants across the state, and data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identifying levels of community spread of COVID-19. According to Deputy Health Director DeShay Oliver, wastewater surveillance data for our area is measured in Mecklenburg County. These metrics, taken together, indicate declining COVID-19 transmission across North Carolina and declining severity of disease and hospital burden from

COVID-19. However, North Carolina will continue to prepare for the possibility of future surges. The Order extends provisions giving the NCDHHS Secretary flexibility to take actions to increase the health care workforce and to ensure continuity of existing operations in the state’s hospitals, adult care homes, nursing homes, and other long-term care facilities. Professional licensing boards will continue to have authority to modify or waive requirements that would otherwise prevent qualified individuals, such as retired medical professionals and trained students, from providing care to COVID-19 patients. The Order also extends direction for the State Health Director to issue statewide standing orders to facilitate COVID-19 testing, COVID19 vaccination, and the administration of therapeutic treatments designed to treat COVID-19, including monoclonal antibody treatments and newly authorized therapeutic treatments. The Order received concurrence from the Council of State.

Recognizing the importance of caring connections, supportive environments and positive experiences for all children and families, Governor Roy Cooper declared April as Child Abuse Prevention Month in North Carolina. “Our children are precious and deserve to be nurtured and protected. It’s important that we build a strong foundation for them so that they can learn, play and grow,” said Governor Roy Cooper in a video message. “We’re doing more to wrap services around the whole family. When we work together to support our children and families in every corner of our state, we can build a strong future for all.” The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina recognize everyone has a stake in prioritizing equal opportunities for every child from each community in the state to build a more prosperous future for all during Child Abuse Prevention Month in April. “April is a time for North Carolinians step up and help to build caring connections, supportive environments

and positive experiences for all children and families,” said NCDHHS Sec. Kody Kinsley. “Child and family well-being is one of DHHS’ top priorities, to make sure every child in North Carolina grows up safe, healthy, and thriving in a nurturing and resilient community.” April 2022 marks the third year CAP Month occurs during the COVID-19 pandemic. While metrics are improving, many North Carolina families continue to find themselves under great stress that can lead to significant increases in the risk of child maltreatment. COVID-19 has added stressors that can overload parents and caregivers, such as loss of employment, loss of income due to lack of paid leave, changing child care and schooling arrangements, and food insecurity. While children and families are facing unprecedented stress during the pandemic, child maltreatment is preventable. There are programs, See CHILD ABUSE, Page 8B















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The Kings Mountain Herald |

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NC becoming the center of clean energy for automotive sector VinFast, the Vietnamese auto manufacturer building a new line of electric vehicles, has selected North Carolina for its first North American automotive assembly and battery manufacturing plant, creating 7,500 jobs, Governor Roy Cooper and Vingroup Vice Chair and VinFast Global CEO Le Thi Thu Thuy announced today during an event at the new Raleigh Convention Center. The company intends to invest up to $2 billion in phase 1 of its project at the Triangle Innovation Point megasite in Chatham County. This will be North Carolina’s first car manufacturing plant and it is the largest economic development announcement in the state’s history. “North Carolina is quickly becoming the center of our country’s emerging, clean energy economy,” said Governor Cooper. “VinFast’s transformative project will bring many good jobs to our state, along with a healthier environment as more electric vehicles take to the road to help us reduce greenhouse gas emissions.” VinFast’s factory will create a major manufacturing center on a 1,977-acre

(800 hectare) plot for phase 1 with three main areas: electric cars and buses production and assembly, EVs batteries production, and ancillary industries for suppliers. Construction for phase 1 of the factory will start in 2022 after the construction permit is granted and production is expected to start in July 2024. The capacity of phase 1 is expected to be 150,000 vehicle/year. According to the MOU, VinFast will continue to invest in this factory in various phases. Vehicles to be produced at the site include the VinFast VF 9, a 7-passenger all-electric Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) and the VinFast VF 8, a 5-passenger, all-electric mid-size SUV. The North Carolina Department of Commerce coordinated the state’s recruitment of VinFast, which also involved state, regional, and local organizations. “Automotive assembly plants are incredible engines for economic growth, due to the positive ripple effects they create across a region’s economy,” said North Carolina Commerce Secretary Machelle Baker Sanders.


Skippy recalls listed above. “I’m so pleased that VinFast has decided to launch their North America manufacturing operations from our state, and we’ll work hard to make sure they find the skilled workforce they’ll need to grow and thrive in North Carolina.” VinFast, founded in 2017 as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Vietnamese conglomerate Vingroup, is a global producer of premium automobiles. Headquartered in Hanoi, Vietnam, with a state-of-the-art vehicle production facility in Hai Phong, Vietnam, that has the capacity to produce 950,000 vehicles per year by 2026. VinFast has established global operations in the US, Canada, Germany, France, and the Netherlands. VinFast currently provides an ecosystem of EV products in its home country of Vietnam, including e-scooters, electric buses, and electric cars, charging station system and green energy solutions.


sociated with this recall to date, and all retailers that received the affected product have been properly notified. Skippy Foods, LLC, out of caution and with an emphasis on the quality of its products, is issuing the recall to ensure that consumers are made aware of the issue. The manufacturing facility’s internal detection systems identified the concern. Only the following items (in graphic above) were recalled. No other sizes, varieties, or other packaging configurations of SKIPPY® brand peanut butter or peanut but-

ter spreads are included in this recall If a consumer has this product, they should return it to their retailer for an exchange or call Skippy Foods Consumer Engagement at 1-866-475-4779 or visit the website at www. for instructions and information. The Consumer Engagement team is available Monday – Friday, 8 am to 4 pm Central Time. This recall was conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

NC court allows released convicted felons to vote General Assembly files notice of appeal O n March 30, attorneys for the North Carolina General Assembly filed a notice of appeal and a motion for stay with the trial court following a decision by a three-judge panel that

would permanently allow any convicted felon who is not currently sitting in prison to vote in any election. Sam Hayes, General Counsel for House Speaker Tim Moore, said, “The people of North Carolina are sick and tired of leftist judges who ignore the law to achieve their desired outcomes. The constitution could not be any clearer: convicted felons are to repay their debt to society

before having their civil rights restored. Granting convicted felons, including rapists and murderers, the right to vote is an affront to every law-abiding voter in our state, and it will not stand.” He continued, “We now seek a stay pending appeal to stop this order from going into effect, and we will continue the General Assembly’s fight to preserve the security of our elections.”


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Skippy Foods, LLC is voluntarily recalling 9,353 cases, or 161,692 total pounds, of a limited number of code dates of SKIPPY® Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread, SKIPPY® Reduced Fat Chunky Peanut Butter Spread and SKIPPY® Creamy Peanut Butter Blended with Plant Protein due to the possibility that a limited number of jars may contain a small fragment of stainless steel from a piece of manufacturing equipment. The code date is located on top of the lid. There have been no consumer complaints as-


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strategies and policies proven to strengthen families so they can address their basic needs and better care for their children. “Research shows that positive childhood experiences and caring connections grow thriving families and communities,” said Sharon Hirsch, PCANC President & CEO. “While every season is a new opportunity to build sturdy foundations for children, this Child Abuse Prevention Month is an opportunity to redefine how our policies, systems and communities propel children into becoming healthy, thriving members of their community, and reaching their full potential. Please join us in prioritizing safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments for children, allowing families and entire communities to succeed — today and for generations to come.” For more information on Child Abuse Prevention Month, including a toolkit with customized resources for school counselors, faith communities and early care and education providers, please visit Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina ensures that child maltreatment prevention is a priority for North Carolina and all communities have the knowledge, support, and resources to prevent child abuse and neglect. Through collaboration with partners across North Carolina, PCANC works with communities to build safe, stable, nurturing relationships for all children. PCANC is the North Carolina chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America. PCANC is a proud recipient of Charity Navigator’s prestigious 4-star rating and GuideStar’s Platinum Seal of Transparency.

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